A look at current events from the point of a view of a Conservative Evangelical Christian who stands firmly on the Word of God (that's the Bible for those of you at Berkley) and stands behind the Constitution of the United States of America. So grab yourself a big cup of java, kick back in your chair and enjoy another member of the "vast right wing conspiracy" making his voice heard.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Their purpose, to show that the UN is about as useful as thumb tacks on toilet paper...and they do a pretty good job of proving it. In fact, click on their webpage and scroll down a bit to see a great snap shot of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan showing a little "We hate the US too" love to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
OK, remind me again...why does the UN still exist?
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Apparently yesterday America's least favorite militant lesiban said that "radical" Christianity is worst for the US than radical Islam. After fellow co-host Elizabeth Hasselback noted that militant Islam is a threat to free people (which is VERY true!) Rosie opened her mouth and let the garbage fly out. First she interrupted Ms. Hasselback with a firm and masculine "Just a minute", and then the queen of queens said, "Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have separation of church and state."
It makes me wonder if Rosie, like the vast majority of extreme leftists who run around waving their "separation of church and state" flag have actually read the First Amendment of the Constitution. My guess would be a big "NO!"
Here is what it actually says for the big Rose or any one on the extreme left and it is not in real big words...you should be able to understand it:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
The entirety of this document can be found at the National Archives website, i suggest visiting it before running your mouth!
The first thing you should notice is that there is NOTHING there about the separation of church and state! NOTHING, NADA, ZILCH! It says that Congress will make NO LAWS respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise. In the last 230 years there has not been any laws made concerning a state mandated religion or church. This is what you find in nations like Iran, Saudi Arabia and through out the Middle East...but not in the Good Old US of A!
Second, as a "radical" Christian minister who is about as far right as you can be...i have yet to tell my flock to hijack a plane and fly it into a building. I also have not encouraged anyone to strap on a bomb and visit the local Sbarro pizza. And i have not cried out "Death to the infidels" in any of my sermons.
My point is, there is a VAST difference between Evangelical Christianity and Islamofascism. As followers of Christ we proclaim life and life more abundantly (John 10:10) while militant Muslims are agents of death and destruction. We offer hope and peace that can ONLY come through Christ (Phil 4:7) and they want to wreak havoc so that the 12 imam will rise up and bring in Armageddon.
No Ms. (i use that term very loosely!) O'Donnell, Evangelical Christianity is not more dangerous to the US than Islamofascism. But...i will add this, Evangelical Christianity is dangerous to your sinful way of life that violates God's holy Word and is an abomination to Him (Romans 1:18-32). So, as long as you choose to abandon God's will for your life and live in sin...yes, Christianity will seem "dangerous" to you.
God bless America and i will be praying for Rosie O'Donnell's soul!
Monday, September 11, 2006
I went in and found Caleb sitting on the office chair looking at a small piece of pottery, a little clay pot i brought back from my mission trip in Honduras in college. Now, this was not just any souvenir, but my ONLY souvenir from my trip there since i went there totally on faith and with NO MONEY on me at all. This little pot was given to each member of our team from the pastor of the little Baptist church in Gracias Lempira, Honduras that we worked with. Not a good moment for me, in fact, i told Brig to deal with Caleb while i cleaned up the remains of what seemed like my memories at the moment.
But while cleaning the pieces up God reminded me that this was just a little clay pot, it was bound to break at some point any way. It was broken by a little boy, and that is what little boys do, they break things...but this was not just any little boy, it was MY little boy. So i finished sweeping up the pieces and went into Caleb's room to talk to him.
He's only 5, so i'm not sure how much of this he really understood, but i let him know that what he broke was really special to me...but not as special to me as he was and that nothing can change that because our relationship as father and son was most important to me.
Let's go back 5 years now...9/11/01. On that day a hand full of Muslims with a deep, dark hatred for the US and our way of life decided to take fate into their own hands and flew three planes into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon...one more was probably headed for the Capital if it weren't for the brave passengers aboard flight 93 which crashed into a field in PA. On that day the great and mighty US was nothing more than a little clay pottery pot, put together by the hands of man and due to probably break at some point. And that is what we did, we fell and we were broken...not our greatest moment by any stretch of the imagination, and a moment that will by planted firmly into our minds for generations to come.
And in the background is God, our Father, the true potter who i do believe wants us to see that what is most important is His relationship with us.
It has nothing to do with religion...religious people were flying the planes that day. Nor does it have anything to do with church attendance which spiked in the weeks after 9/11 only to return to the status quo by January 2002. It didn't even have anything to do with what we can do, and i still believe that we are the most powerful country on the face of this earth...but even that couldn't save us on that day.
Our only source of hope comes to us in a relationship with God...through Jesus Christ alone. Jesus said in John 17:3, "Now this is eternal life, to know the one true God and Jesus Christ who He sent." Our source of strength doesn't come to us in high rise towers made of clay and earth, but in a humbled heart and bended knee when we "humble our selves in the sight of the Lord" so that "he will lift us up" (James 4:10).
God has blessed America, i really do believe that. And i do believe that God will be willing to bless America again if we were to humble ourselves, pray and seek His face, and turn to Him (not just in word or theory, but in reality). He has promised to heal our land, and He will heal our land based on His word (2 Chron. 7:14).
I believe it has got to start with the church though...the church HAS GOT TO BE THE CHURCH AGAIN! Not just a social club where the most "powerful" decide what takes place. We need to be a living organism like what we see in Acts 2 that is driven by a purpose, inspired by a vision and empowered and lead by the Spirit of God. The Church of Jesus Christ in the United States is a sleeping giant...and i think it is time to wake that giant up!