Saturday, June 30, 2012

Nothing Compares to You - Jesus!

While clearing out a book shelf today, I ran across a typewritten copy of two "letters to the editor" that I wrote back in the late 1990's for the "faith and values" section of our local newspaper.  It was my little "hobby" to write two letters per month for that weekly page.  You see, writers were only allowed two letters per month in order to give other writers a chance to see their letters in print.  This was prior to my Talk Wisdom blogging days (which began back in 2004).

There was a constant battle between the non-believers and Christians on that page.  Many of the non-believers identified themselves as atheists, agnostics, humanists or just plain ole' die-hard evolutionists.  One individual (whom I will identify with the initials "TS") wrote the following question:

"Does one require faith to recognize truth and facts or can common sense prevail?"

Now, isn't that an interesting way to pose a question?  The guy didn't even try to hide his contempt for people of faith.  The question is worded as though common sense and faith cannot exist together!  I recall being tempted to ask him "where did the ability for common sense come from?"  How about a reply that states "from dust we have come and to dust we shall return?" 

Well, since I was limited to 250 words, I wrote:

Yes, faith is required to understand truth. Whether or not real truth is discovered depends on whom or what we put our faith in.  Faith applied only to common sense, facts, and what can be seen prevails for the humanist because this is what he trusts.  For Christians, faith in God is required because we must believe that He exists in order to discover the revealed truth of his written Word, the Bible, and His redemptive plan (the Gospel) for humanity of his living Word, Jesus Christ (see John 5:24).

Hebrews 11:6 tells us, "and without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him."  Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."

God will not settle for mere acknowledgment of His existence.  He wants a personal, dynamic relationship with you that will transform your life.  That is why he sent his Son, Jesus Christ.  Those who seek Christ will find that they are rewarded with his intimate presence in their lives.  Those who hear the gospel are responsible for what they have heard (see 2 Corinthians 6:1,2).

This same individual, "T.S.", wrote a second letter asking, "Who are true Christians?"

True Christians are believers who have been spiritually born again (see John 3:3) by the power of God's grace through Christ's redemptive work at the cross of Calvary and his subsequent resurrection from the dead (see John 3:16).  They have accepted Christ as Savior and Lord of their lives by repenting of their sins, asking Christ into their hearts and by faith, receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (see John 14:15-17) who continually strengthens each believer's faith and guides us towards God's will for our lives. 

In John 14:6, Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except by me."  We can either accept or reject Christ (see John 12:48-50).  There is no in-between position to take on this issue.

In Romans 1:16-17, Paul speaks of saving faith and ties it closely to salvation.  Our relationship with God is made right by trusting Christ.  Even though our bodies deteriorate and die, in the promised resurrection, even death will be defeated and Christ's victory will be made complete.  The Book of Revelation unveils Christ's full identity and God's plan for the end of the world, and it focuses on Jesus Christ, his second coming, his victory over evil, and the establishment of his kingdom.  However, the book's main message is the infinite love, power and justice of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Humanists desire to "see before they will believe." Christians "believe, and then they will see." I can't even describe all of the times in my life where my belief in the Lord Jesus Christ has enabled me to see so much more than before I was born again!  It is as if God rewards believers with spiritual sight when we trust in Him unconditionally! There is nothing on this earth that compares to the love, hope, mercy and grace afforded to us through the power of believing in Jesus Christ!

Have a blessed Sunday!

~ Christine

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Owning It... I Am Responsible

Many of the stories in the news of late have something in common.  Whether it be a politician, an accused criminal, a group of kids on a bus mercilessly disparaging an elderly bus monitor; or even our current Attorney General and pResident in the White House - they all refuse to admit that they are responsible for the trouble they have caused and the sins that they have committed.

There is a right way to own our sins, misdeeds, and failures.  Only sin that is owned can be overcome.

Dr. David Jeremiah shares the story of a well-known attorney in Pennsylvania who pleaded guilty to corruption charges back in 2009.  All of the details of his case, trial, and eventual sentencing were covered extensively in the media.  Dr. Jeremiah chose not to name the individual because it wasn't his goal to focus on the person's failure.  However, he recently highlighted a letter that the man submitted to the judge just prior to his sentencing:

"Your Honor, I take full responsibility  for my actions and in actions.  When I [got involved with the other guilty parties] I knew instantly that was wrong.  I had the responsibility to say no and not to assist them in any way...I knew better and I lacked the courage to say no...  I had the responsibility to refuse them...  I had the ability to do the right thing and say no.  I was wrong for giving in...  I was also wrong not to report this to the authorities...  I was both scared and selfish and I will forever regret that decision.

"...I apologize to my family for the hell I have put them through...

"Second, I apologize to my partners, my employees and my friends.  I am truly sorry...

"Third, my sincere apologies to [my] clients...

"To the Court, I apologize for the damage I caused...

"Last but not least, I apologize to the people of [our] County and ask for their forgiveness...The people of [our] County did not deserve this long nightmare.  For that I am truly sorry...

"I completely respect this Court and I am prepared to accept your decision.  I am confident your decision will be just.  Thank you.  Respectfully submitted, [Name]."
Dr. Jeremiah goes on to say that he can't make a judgment as to whether or not the accused meant what he said. That's between him and God. Only God truly knows the content of any one's heart, of course. Words can be cheap and often are in court cases when a person suddenly has a "courtroom conversion" experience in order to escape the judgment about to be rendered. In this man's case, he didn't mention God at all.

It is important to recognize that the man did not ask for letters from others who could have spoken on his behalf. His own admission of guilt and subsequent apology (it was a 1,400 letter of penance) was the only one submitted to the judge.

 The man ended up getting the maximum sentence in prison. The judge cited that he could have said "no" and walked away without becoming involved.

"Only sin that is owned can be overcome."

That is an important concept in Christianity. However, there are some Christian writers who (unfortunately) skip over the need for confession and repentance before asking God's forgiveness at the foot of the cross of Christ. Let me explain.

Two days ago, I was in a Christian book store looking for extra copies of the famous "Bible Promise" book. The two store clerks were busy with other customers when I arrived, so I started looking for the book on my own. I came across one book that intrigued me. The cover mention Jesus and the words he shared in the gospels. It was categorized by subject, ( e.g. "faith," "love," "giving," "mercy," "grace," etc.).   I was hopeful that I had found a good substitute in case I could not find the Bible Promise book. As I read the table of contents, I noticed that there was nothing in there that called for confession of sin, repentance, or ASKING for forgiveness. There was mention of God's forgiveness, but the act of man's part in all of this was missing! I was saddened. I thought that I had found a book that would share the gospel message accurately, but I was wrong! I often refer to such "Christianity" as the cross less gospel.

When Jesus came to John for water baptism at the time he was about to start his ministry, John the Baptist stated emphatically what the people needed to do:

Mar 1:3 "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight.' " [fn] Mar 1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Jesus himself stated the need for individuals to repent:

Mar 1:14 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom [fn] of God,

Mar 1:15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."

Every sin by an individual is FIRST a sin against God.  Therefore, every person needs to own his/her sin before God.

We can learn a hard lesson from King David.  In his psalm of confession for the sins of murder, deceit, and adultery, he said to God, "Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight."  (Psalm 51:4)

David could not make things right with the dead man, and he did sin against other people.  But what was meant by the term "only" was "ultimately."  Ultimately, every sin ever done by all people across time unto eternity, is done against God.

David Jeremiah explains:

Eugene Peterson captures the sense of David's words to God in The Message:    "You're the One I've violated, and you've seen it all, seen the full extent of my evil."

How "politically incorrect" is THAT statement translation in today's world!  Oooohhh!  You can't call anyone "evil" or accuse them of doing "evil" these days.  That's a BIG NO-NO! But Jesus called people and their deeds evil:

Mat 12:34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.

Mat 7:11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

  Luke 11:13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

Dr. Jeremiah emphasized that we all must admit, "I have sinned." He writes:

We can't say, "I was forced to sin," "I was influenced to sin," "I was taught to sin," or " accidentally sinned." Those kinds of blame-shifting words are used when we have not yet arrived at the point of accepting full responsibility for our actions. There is no more contrite record of confession in the bible than that of King David following the revelation of his sins in Psalm 51. The only thing he didn't ask God to forgive him for was not coming forward on his own to confess his sins. It was only after Nathan the prophet confronted David, nearly a year after his sins, that David confessed (2 Samuel 12:1-14). The Anglican/Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer contains a General Confession that beautifully highlights both kinds of sin--commission and omission: "We have left undone those things which we ought to have done [omission]; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done [commission]; and there is no health in us." David confessed his sins of commission (murder, adultery), but should also have confessed his failure to come forward on his own (deceit) without having to be called out by God's prophet. But we get the sense from the depth of his anguish in Psalm 51 that he is confessing everything to God. He confesses not as the King of Israel who might have made excuses or asked for allowances. He confessed as a guilty sinner who was finally willing to own his sin.
If we paused here, I could name dozens, if not hundreds of sins that have been committed by our current excuse-making government. It is a sad but true fact that those who think they will "get away with it" in this life, certainly will not in eternity. There is but ONE WAY to overcome our sin. His name is Jesus Christ and his work was at the Cross at Calvary!

Dr. Jeremiah continues:

Only sin that is owned can be overcome. And I don't mean overcome only in the sense of a recurring sin. I also mean overcome in the sense of putting right that which sin has tainted. Sometimes the results of sin cannot be reversed. We all have learned that grievous lesson. But to the extent that relationships can be repaired, reparations made, and reconciliation enjoyed, owning and overcoming are prerequisites. First, we have to repent of our sin. Like Christ told the church at Ephesus, we must "repent and do the first works" -- the works of righteousness (Revelation 2:5). Repent means to change your mind; it means to turn and go the opposite way; it means to stop sinning. Second, we have to acknowledge (confess) our sin to God and to any against whom we have sinned, and ask their forgiveness: "I have sinned. Would you please forgive me?" (1 John 1:9) Third, we need to make reparations where we can. If our actions have caused loss to others, we must restore what they have lost to the best of our ability (Proverbs 6:30-31, where "sevenfold" suggests "payment in full"). Fourth, we must covenant with God to seek His power to avoid repeating the sin (Job 31:1). Regardless of how often we sin, we must purpose not to sin again. May God grant you and me the grace to be responsible--to own and overcome every sin!

It is only after the act of confession and repentance of sin that God with grant us mercy and grace through our Lord Jesus Christ. Mercy is God withholding what we deserve. Grace is God giving us what we don't deserve!

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for dying on the cross and taking my own sin upon your body so that I could be cleansed from all unrighteousness and have the Holy Spirit indwelling in my heart! You left my sin, and all the sins of the world behind in that grave when you rose again on Resurrection Sunday!  You're AMAZING LORD!  What an awesome Savior you are!!

Hat Tip:

Dr. David Jeremiah's Turning Points Magazine and Devotional:  The Faultline - Living on the Edge of Irresponsibility, May, 2012 pp. 21-23.

'LGBT' Agenda Tramples God Given American Rights and Strives to Eliminate Them

Over the past 13 years, the homosexual agenda here in California has made tremendous strides for so-called 'LGBT Pride' rights. What many supporters of this agenda may not realize is that these perverted "rights" trump other people's constitutional rights. The article below from describes exactly why this is so:


June 21, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
The Harmful Agenda Behind 'LGBT Pride' Parades
Perverse parades advocate intolerant laws punishing people who disagree

Sacramento, California -- The homosexual-bisexual-transsexual parades occurring in cities in California and around the nation are harmful to both children and adults, says a veteran children and families organization.

"'LGBT Pride' means roping children into unhealthy and unnatural homosexual-bisexual-transsexual lifestyles, and eliminating the God-given, constitutional rights of everyone who disagrees," said Randy Thomasson, president of, which promotes moral virtues for the common good. "You can't support so-called 'gay rights' and at the same time support free speech, religious freedom, or freedom of association, because these concocted 'gay rights' are trampling people's true constitutional rights."

In California, the "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender" agenda is firmly entrenched in state statutes and court rulings. As a result, so-called "LGBT rights" trump other people's constitutional rights:

1. GONE -- Religious freedom, conscience rights: Under threat of a $150,000 penalty, business owners and property owners cannot decline to hire or rent to homosexuals, bisexuals, or transsexuals despite an owner's religious or moral conscience: Homosexuality and bisexuality -- AB 1001 and AB 1670 (1999); cross-dressing and "sex changes" -- AB 196 (2003), AB 887 (2011)

2. GONE -- Parents' rights: A raft of "LGBT" laws in K-12 government schools has largely eliminated the requirement of parental permission for teaching children these sexual subjects. See the several "LGBT" laws that override parental consent

3. GONE -- Physicians' rights: You can't be a doctor in California and for religious/moral reasons, refuse artificial insemination to a lesbian: "Doctors' faith must yield to gays' rights, court says"

4. GONE -- Right of association: Owners of businesses and clubs are prohibited from exercising their First Amendment right of association regarding homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality: AB 2900 (2004), AB 1400 (2005), Bernardo Heights Country Club (2005)

Freedom of religion and freedom of assembly (association) are enshrined in the United States Constitution and the California Constitution. The fundamental right of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children has been repeatedly affirmed by the United States Supreme Court. Yet "LGBT" statutory laws in California have been allowed to trump constitutional freedom of religion and freedom of association, as well as infringe upon fundamental parental rights. In contrast, homosexual-bisexual-transsexual "rights" are in neither the state constitution nor federal constitution. In addition, these sexual behaviors do not qualify for "civil rights" status, which is categorically limited to characteristics that are immutable -- not changeable, as homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality have demonstrated themselves to be.

"In California, religious rights, moral rights, parental rights, business owner rights, property owner rights, physicians' rights, and the right of association are being trampled by the intolerant 'LGBT' agenda," Thomasson said. "And despite their lust for dominion and their incessant attacks on other persons' constitutional rights, the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual activists deceive themselves and others by claiming to be 'victims' of peaceful people who have a conscience on these sexual behaviors. But who's trampling whom? American rights or so-called 'gay rights' -- you can't have both, because the latter eliminates the former."

-- end -- is a leading West Coast nonprofit, nonpartisan organization standing strong for moral virtues for the common good. We represent children and families in the areas of marriage and family, parental rights, the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, financial freedom, and back-to-basics education.

Let's read Randy's paragraph above again:

"In California, religious rights, moral rights, parental rights, business owner rights, property owner rights, physicians' rights, and the right of association are being trampled by the intolerant 'LGBT' agenda," Thomasson said. "And despite their lust for dominion and their incessant attacks on other persons' constitutional rights, the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual activists deceive themselves and others by claiming to be 'victims' of peaceful people who have a conscience on these sexual behaviors. But who's trampling whom? American rights or so-called 'gay rights' -- you can't have both, because the latter eliminates the former."

The next time someone attempts to claim that conservative Christians are "trampling" upon the 'LGBT' agenda, please explain to them that in California, the religious rights, moral rights, parental rights, business owner rights, property owner rights, physicians' rights, and the right of association are being trampled by the intolerant 'LGBT' agenda!

The following blog post that was written back in October, 2011 helps explain why the evil of the 'LGBT' agenda tramples upon all of the rights listed above. Their agenda is Satan-led. No matter how much that realization might make you squirm, the fact of the matter is that God given American rights are trampled by the satanic agenda known as so-called 'gay rights.' It is true that you can't have both, because the 'gay rights' continuously work to trample upon our God given American rights and strives to eliminate them.

Talk Wisdom: Deception, Division, and Destruction Are Satan's Favorite Tools

Copy of post:

While reading Dr. David Jeremiah's new book I Never Thought I'd See The Day - Culture at the Crossroads, I have come to realize that the three D's - deception, division, and destruction are Satan's favorite tools in the spiritual war against those who believe in Jesus Christ.

One very obvious example is the current Occupy Wall Street uprisings. There are some people who may have thought that they were protesting for the right reasons. But the truth is, many desperate people who have been out of work for so long have been deceived (and paid) to protest. They are spewing hate, lies, intolerance, and bigotry. They are hell bent on causing deception, division and ultimately destruction. Why? The first reason is because they are being deceived.

Dr. Jeremiah:

Satan is the great deceiver. John 8:44 records Jesus' reply to a group of Jews who were resisting His message. Jesus boldly told them that they were children of their father the devil, and that they were not hearing the truth because their father's native language was lies.

Well, guess who is the main father of lies in the Occupy Wall Street staged protests? None other than George Soros. He has often been described as a mini-me of the anti Christ - and with good reason. Do a Bing search on the man and find out what evil and destruction he has wielded across the world. He is one of the top ten billionaires in the world but uses his money to manipulate others to do his bidding for evil purposes.

Dr. Jeremiah:

Revelation 12:9 refers to Satan as the one "who deceives the whole world," which he does by imitating the work of God with counterfeit and camouflage.

The key thing to realize is that once people fall for those who do Satan's bidding, they are led astray and away from God.

Dr. Jeremiah:

Spiritual deception may be Satan's most insidious weapon in his guerrilla warfare against us. Jesus and the apostles speak of it nearly thirty times in the New Testament. One of Satan's greatest deceptions today is leading people, even Christians, to believe he does not really exist or that he isn't as bad as he's made out to be. The problem is, deceived people don't know they're being deceived! Undetected deception makes us extremely vulnerable because we do not know the enemy is even there, which means we neither watch for nor erect defenses against him. The continual deception of the great deceiver requires constant vigilance and dependence on the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.

If a person has not been born again - as Jesus told us was necessary in John 3:3, then THE most powerful weapon against spiritual deception is missing in that person. The Holy Spirit indwells believers and helps to guide them unto all truth through discernment strength when studying the Bible.

I hear people often say that they don't "understand" the Bible, or they "disagree with" some of what the Bible teaches. Why? Because they have not submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Until that happens, the revelation in the Bible that points to Jesus Christ as the long-awaited Messiah will just sound like a "horrible (crucifixion) turned nice story (resurrection) to them.

When I grew up in the Catholic church, Bible study wasn't emphasized as much as the catechism of what the church taught. That is why I was personally confused about the crucifixion of Jesus. I can remember looking up on the front wall of the church, seeing the huge image of Jesus Christ being crucified on the cross and thinking, why did he have to die such an awful death?

My confusion about this remained until I was invited to a Pentecostal church by a friend I had met at work. Previously, I had not known what it meant to be born again.

Years after I took that step, the Lord led me to a Bible study in my neighborhood. It was during the inductive study of the book of John that I re-dedicated myself to Jesus Christ.

Back to the topic.

Dr. Jeremiah:

Satan is the great divider.

Satan has always been a divider. When he was cast out of heaven he divided the angels, taking a third into rebellion with him (Revelation 12:4). He divided the first couple, bringing sin and disharmony between Adam and Eve. He divided the first family, pitting Cain against Abel (Genesis 4:8). In the early Church, Satan influenced the heart of Ananias, dividing his loyalty between God and money (Acts 5:3).

Satan continues all three of these deceptions today. Deception against the goodness of God through dividing people away from Jesus Christ through various ways (i.e. false religions, mocking Christ, atheism, the LGBT agenda, etc.) is increasing at an alarming rate. Dividing couples is seen through the breaking of an oath to a spouse through the rampant divorce rate, adultery and other forms of sexual sin (including homosexuality, bisexuality, lesbianism, transgenderism), the killing of babies in the womb through abortion, and the list goes on and on. We see the greed of people and their nefarious activities through the evil use of wealth, which is a sign of division between such a person and God. We know the truth of the saying, "the love of money is the root of all evil." When a person loves money and what he/she can do with it for their own purposes rather than God's purposes, then we see how deception, division, and destruction can occur all around us.

Dr. Jeremiah:

Satan is the great destroyer.

The Bible likens Satan to five different animals:

He is a serpent trying to deceive God's people.
Genesis 3:1
Revelation 12:9

He is a bird trying to despoil God's harvest.
Matthew 13:4:19

He is a wolf trying to defeat God's flock.
John 10:12
Matthew 10:16

He is a lion trying to devour God's children.
1 Peter 5:8

He is a dragon trying to destroy God's Son.
Revelation 12:1-9

Satan is consumed by his obsession to destroy the work of God in the universe, and specifically on Planet Earth.

Dr. Jeremiah goes on to say that Satan will do anything - destroy, wreck, ruin, kill, inflict grief, disease, pain, and anguish - to cause the victim to blame it all on God. Unfortunately, such a strategy often works. But the faithful can stay steadfast through it all because they know Who wins in the end.

Recall all of Satan's attempts to embitter Job? He destroyed everything in Job's life - except Job's faith in God. And when Satan couldn't achieve that, God restored everything that Job had lost.

The thing to remember is what Dr. Jeremiah states here:

"all the evil and destruction inflicted upon us have their ultimate source in Satan, the great destroyer. His evil presence in our world is not God's doing; it is ours. We open the door to him by yielding to his temptation."

The account of Job is an illustration of what we must do today. No matter what happens, we must be steadfast and strong in our faith. I know it's hard - especially when we lose a loved one. But the promises of Jesus Christ lift us up and give us a hope that is beyond anything that this world could possibly offer! Jesus told us that "he is not of this world" (see John 8:23) Jesus also told us, "in this world you will have trouble. But take heart! For I have overcome the world" (see John 16:33).

Jesus Christ overcame the world at the cross! Confession and repentance of sin and simple faith (like that of a child!) in Him and what He did for the redemption of mankind at the cross is all that is needed.

Every person who ever lived has this choice:

Jos 24:14 "Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD!

Jos 24:15 "And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

Friday, June 22, 2012

Evil Pervert Sandusky Convicted on 45 Counts of Child Rape and Abuse

Pervert Sandusky found guilty of child rape of male boys and several other counts of child sexual  abuse, totalling a verdict of GUILTY on 45 of the 48 counts charged against him.

Fox News has the story.

He will face life in prison.


Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, accusations that had sent shock waves through the college campus known as Happy Valley and led to the firing of Penn State's beloved Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno.

Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno's heir apparent, was found guilty of Friday of 48 counts. He faces life in prison at sentencing, which is weeks away.
Sandusky showed little emotion as the verdict was read. The judge ordered him to be taken to the county jail to await sentencing in about three months.

Eight young men testified in a central Pennsylvania courtroom about a range of abuse, from kissing and massages to groping, oral sex and anal rape. For two other alleged victims, prosecutors relied on testimony from a university janitor and then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary, whose account of a sexual encounter between Sandusky and a boy of about 10 ultimately led to the Paterno's dismissal and the university president's ouster.

Sandusky did not take the stand in his own defense
He had repeatedly denied the allegations, and his defense suggested that his accusers had a financial motive to make up stories, years after the fact. His attorney also painted Sandusky as the victim of overzealous police investigators who coached the alleged victims into giving accusatory statements.

But jurors believed the testimony that, in the words of lead prosecutor Joseph McGettigan III, Sandusky was a "predatory pedophile."

There is so much that could be said regarding this evil predator. But I am sick to my stomach right now.

I will let the words of Jesus Christ that are recorded in the Bible describe what perverts like Sandusky deserve:

Mat 18:6 "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Mar 9:42 "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.

Luk 17:2 "It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

  Hat tip: Fox News Channel

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What Fast & Furious is REALLY All About! [Updates!]

It usually takes the liberal Media of Mass Deception extra time to learn the true facts on any particular subject - especially when it comes to their darling-of-a-pResident in the White House - Barack Hussein Obama.  Suspicion over the REAL reasons why the gun-runner scandal, Fast and Furious, was adopted by the democrats was discussed years ago in several conservative blogs.  Just do a search and you will probably find some astute bloggers expressing such suspicions right after border agent Brian Terry's tragic death. 

Today, a blogger named Russ Vaughn at American Thinker has pieced it all together.  (And...liberal idiots like Juan Williams claim that bloggers aren't "real" journalists!!)

Fast and Furious Falling Apart
American Thinker - 6 hours ago

Now that the official rationale has been revealed to be nonsense, the gravity of the corruption at the root of Fast and Furious is becoming clear even to skeptics.

This tells us exactly why evilcrat Obama declared "executive privilege" when corruptocrat Eric Holder refused to turn over the documents requested by Congress.  Holder would rather be held in contempt of Congress than reveal the truth.  The little secret that is being guarded is meant to protect not only Obama and Holder, but also Hillary Clinton, Janet Napolitano, and probably dozens of other underlings who might talk and endanger Obama's re-election campaign.


When BATF agents first blew the whistle on what is now known as Operation Fast and Furious, the rationale offered by DoJ for such an evidently foolish operation was that it was designed to allow BATF to track and prosecute the leaders of the Mexican drug cartels. As more information surfaced from the Mexican government and the BATF's Mexican bureau chief specifying that none of them knew anything of this operation, many of us who were paying a bit closer attention to the case immediately smelled the first foul scent of corruption.

The fatal flaw in DoJ's explanation was this: if the Mexican authorities had not been brought into the operation, nor even the BATF's own agents authorized to operate in Mexico, then the proffered DoJ justification made utterly no sense, for the simple reason that once those walked guns hit the south side of that border, there was absolutely no process in place to track them to their supposed targets. Therefore, DoJ was patently misrepresenting its motive. Why?

For those who keep a constant wary eye on the left's never-ending war on our 2nd-Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the increasingly fishy smell emanating from Washington led to connecting the dots back to the year-earlier revelations in the liberal media that weapons being used in Mexican crimes were traceable back to American sources more than 90% of the time. That false meme had spread quickly through the major liberal media, along with calls for stricter gun control laws in this country by...guess who! How about our president, our secretary of state, our attorney general, and other notable Democrats, for starters?

Here we had an operation mounted by the executive branch of the United States, an operation which had as its stated goal -- after being outed, that is -- the targeting of Mexican drug lords on sovereign Mexican soil. Yet this was done without the knowledge of anyone in the Mexican government. Quite clearly, a secret and subversive operation had been conceived and implemented against our sister nation to the south -- subversive because, again, quite clearly, the American government was subverting the sovereign authority of Mexico without that nation's knowledge. If the goal was, as stated later by DoJ, to track guns into Mexico to the purchasing sources in the cartels, then was there not some diplomatic requirement to notify the Mexican government that we were arming their most violent criminal elements? And what was the need for keeping our own BATF agents in Mexico -- the only American agents with Mexican presence to conduct such surveillance and tracking operations on Mexican soil -- equally in the dark?

It doesn't require much in the way of deductive powers to conclude that the fish-wrap smell seeping out of Washington probably had to do with Eric Holder's Department of Justice being used to tightly wrap something rotting from the head down. And what could that be? Early proponents of the theory suggesting that if the DoJ's rationale smelled fishy, then perhaps the true reason for F&F was to create justification for more gun control legislation here in this country were looked at as crackpot conspiracists. Even now, most of those Republican members of Congress pursuing this scandal refuse to cite the true purpose of F & F, still referring to it as a bungled federal program. There are exceptions: Florida congressman John Mica speaking on one of the Sunday talk shows this weekend, made clear his opinion that F & F was a sinister and cynical attempt by the Obama administration to undermine the 2nd Amendment. I watched him say it, but Google has no link. Imagine that.

Be sure to go to the link to read a five-step summary of how the operation was supposed to work, and
five questions to consider as to why this failed operation was a "secret" way for the dems to undermine American's 2nd Amendment rights!

Here's the kicker:

When looked at this way, doesn't Obama's statement to a group of gun control advocates in March 2011 that he was taking steps to further gun control restrictions, but "under the radar," now seem less cryptic than it did at the time? There is a link to a Huffington Post article [I don't want to link to them] entitled: "Chicago Homicide Rate Worse Than Kabul, Up To 200 Police Assigned To High-Profile Wedding (Video)."

Long story short - this is what happens when liberals have the goal of confiscating guns from the citizenry. The criminals still have them while law abiding individuals don't have them to defend themselves. But the ultimate reason why liberals want to stomp on the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is explained in the following paragraph.


Never lose sight of the real reason why liberals want to confiscate your guns. Liberals assert that government is the protector of all our freedoms, and therefore we need not be concerned with protecting ourselves and our loved ones. The folly of that assertion can be refuted with one word: Chicago. But the true reason for wanting an unarmed public is because such a citizenry is powerless in the face of armed government and therefore compliant. Liberals and Democrats know full well that the key to unrestrained governing is to first disarm the citizenry.

And the truth shall set us free!!!!

Hat Tip:

American Thinker

Gateway Pundit has more:

Obama Knew About Gun Walking Program in 2009 Then Used “Fast & Furious” To Make Case For Gun Regulations (Video)
Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 1 hour ago


Hat tip for video # 1: The Right Scoop 

Barack Obama knew about the gun walking program in March 2009. The Right Scoop reported: In April 2009 Barack Obama traveled to Mexico and blamed US gun sellers for violence south of the border. Obama told his Mexican audience, “This … Continue reading →
Some interesting comments over at Gateway Pundit:

#8 June 21, 2012 at 7:25 am Ella commented:

Are we to believe that Eric Holder is going through this because he’s protecting a few dumb underlings who supposedly conceived a terrible idea? Riiiiiiiiiight. Wise up, America. He’s protecting Barack Obama. The president is the one behind all of this. Barack Obama has an awful lot of blood on his hands.

  #10 June 21, 2012 at 7:46 am archer52 commented:

I remember Obama telling the anti-gun people when they complained he was avoiding the anti-gun agenda “Don’t worry. We have something working that will change things. You will be pleased.” That was around 2009.

Then the political messaging started that the violence in Mexico was the fault of gun shops, too many guns being purchased etc., and something needed to be done. They showed photos of “seized” American weapons including things we couldn’t buy here. But that was the narrative pushed into the MSM and then pushed out to us.

The Senate offered up a bill to combat the sale of weapons in America to stop the violence in Mexico. THEN F&F came out and things started going wobbly.

But the Senate, I think Feinstein, went ahead and tried to get the bill passed. However, the facts were coming out, ATF agents were flipping and telling the story and the energy for the bill died. She still blabbered and stammered, but to no avail (She is in on it too BTW).

Suddenly, what was a ghost operation running behind the scenes to push another assault weapon ban here became the story and Holder found himself the target. Thus, as always, the coverup started. Lawyers are schooled in the art of delay. They hope things happen (Zimmerman anyone) that will take the focus off of their case by just throwing up crap and hoping for the best.

But that didn’t happen. Gratefully, the opposition party held one Branch (much like in the nineties with Waco and Ruby Ridge) and were able to bring light to the scheme. Had that not been the case, the “truth” would have never come out. Much like how we are now learning about Obamacare’s deals with all the special interest groups instead of back in 2010 when it was being formed, having all three branches controlled by the Democrats guarantees an almost Soviet like atmosphere and until one Branch breaks through, it is what we are going to suffer from forever as the MSM has been compromised.

This is Obama’s reelection year. If Holder is smart, he’ll cut a deal where he gets immunity and leaves. If not, if Obama doesn’t get reelected, the serious investigations may start and Holder, a man of questionable judgment and morals, may realize what so many tyrants and arrogant leaders discovered much to their dismay- he stayed one day too long.

Imagine him doing the perp walk!

Here is one example of a blogger exposing the truth back in 2011!!

The Right Scoop: Carney’s outright lie on the Obama administration’s assault on the Second Amendment



Also see:

Krauthammer On Holder Contempt Vote: “There’s No Way the Mainstream Media Can Ignore This Anymore” (Video)
Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 1 hour ago

FOX News analyst Charles Krauthammer commented on the Contempt vote against Eric Holder last night on Special Report. Krauthammer says, “There’s no way the mainstream media, which have studiously tried to ignore this, can do that anymore.” That, in itself, …

Also see my blog friend Steve's new post:

Cry and Howl: About Executive Privilege...


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

One Liberal Woke Up and Smelled the Imperialism!

As usual, my blogging friend Steve comes up with a great post that reveals the crazytown that many rabid ObamaBorgBot liberals live in!

Cry and Howl: Barack Obama Has Spent 26 Days Of Vacation Time As Of Today (6-18-2012) … Do You Believe That? Liberals Do.

Outright lies seem to be the MO of liberals. Do they really think that no one will notice?

God bless Steve for venturing out into the liberal freak-town areas of the blogosphere! I don't think I could stomach more lies. I see enough on T.V. when the ObaMARXIST, the Eric "Evil" Holding-out-on-Fast-and-Furious criminal, or just about any other Democrat speaks! I would need to think hard to find a T.V. moment where a liberal left media lunatic hasn't lied on national T.V.!!

Anyway, I used to like Juan Williams. He has had a few moments of sanity on Fox News when he doesn't stick to the liberal line; especially when it is unconscionable to do so. But recently, even he went off the deep end during a verbal battle with Michele Malkin on Hannity! Plus, he did it again with another "blow up the Supreme Court Over Obamacare mandate" crazy comment!

 So, the question remains...where can I find at least ONE example of a liberal coming to his/her senses before it's too late?

Well, I was pleasantly surprised to find an article in the San Diego Union Tribune where a liberal editorial writer lamented that "The President is not the King."

I have to say that I was genuinely SHOCKED that this liberal editorial writer actually agrees with the concern that conservatives have over the fact that Obummer is "govern[ing] as if he were a king, above the law." Perhaps there is hope for some moderate liberals to wake up and smell the imperialism??

Quote from article link:
"Everyone who thinks about this issue should consider what might result if a president with views they didn’t like had the sort of unchecked power asserted by the present chief executive. The acceptability of an imperial presidency then quickly recedes."
At least one liberal journalist has finally put down the Kook-Aid!

Hat tips to all links.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Where Do Obama's Lies Begin and End?

That's a question that remains on many minds.  The more that is revealed about Obama and his past, the more lies are being discovered and exposed!  One observant blogger has just posted an essay about a new lie that was recently outed about Obama's so-called half-brother in Kenya.

One More Dubious Story in the Obama Family Saga
American Thinker - 8 hours ago

Obama has a hard time keeping his family story straight when it comes to the stories he made up in *Dreams From my Father*. Caught on tape by CNN, but unnoticed until now. No one really knows where the lies begin and end.
In Dreams, Obama goes on at great length about his first meeting with Ndesandjo in 1988 (or thereabouts) on the occasion of Obama's first visit to Kenya. This meeting took place at the home of Ruth Ndesandjo, Mark's Jewish American mother, who remarried after her divorce from Barack Obama, Sr
In Dreams, Obama remembered Ruth's current husband, Ndesandjo's stepfather, bouncing his and Ruth's son, Joey, on his lap. Joey was born no later than 1980. That was some heavy-duty bouncing. Do the math.

"I hear you're at Berkeley," said Obama, who is four years Ndesandjo's senior.
"Stanford," Ndesandjo corrected. "I'm in my last year of the physics program there." Obama added accurately, "His voice was deep, his accent perfectly American." After a lengthy meeting with Ndesandjo and his mother, Obama reportedly called his half-brother the following week, and the two had a heart-to-heart over lunch.

Ndesandjo, who grew up with Obama Sr., was so appalled by his father's behavior that he took his stepfather's name after his parents divorced and turned his back on Kenya. "Don't you ever feel like you might be losing something?" asked the forever patronizing Obama, then noisily trying to reclaim his own Kenyan roots.

"Understand, I'm not ashamed of being half Kenyan," Ndesandjo answered. "I just don't ask myself a lot of questions about what it all means. About who I really am." Ndesandjo eventually moved to China where he lives to this day.

This all sounds legitimate, but when Obama was interviewed about Ndesandjo on the occasion of a state visit to China in 2009, he said dismissively,
"Well, you know, I don't know him well."(at ~1:50 in this CNN video). Obama then added the kicker that deepens the Obama mystery, "I met him for the first time a couple of years ago."

If Obama met Ndesandjo in Africa as claimed, that first meeting would have been more than twenty years prior. As related in Dreams, they met twice, at length both times, and in some depth. There should be no forgetting the two poignant, detailed visits with a new-found brother, visits that consume three pages of book space.

In sorting through this story, it is hard to know what is true. Best guess: Obama visited Ruth and pulled a few details about Ndesandjo from this visit and from his half-sister Auma's recollection.

As I wrote last year, "This kind of fictionalization would not be particularly troubling were it an anomaly. It is not. It is the norm. No one really knows where the lies begin and end."

Hat tip: American Thinker

Find out who really wrote Obama's books!

WND: Experts affirm: Ayers wrote Obama's memoir Scientific tests independently find mark on 'Dreams From My Father'

WND: Deconstructing Obama (Hardcover)





More articles to read about this topic and more:

  • Evidence Mounts: Ayers Co-Wrote Obama's Dreams
  • Who Wrote Dreams From My Father?
  • Who Wrote Dreams and Why It Matters
  • Did Ayers Help Obama Get Into Harvard?
  • Obama, Ayers and the Knowledge 'Too Big' To Handle
  • Who Wrote Audacity of Hope?
  • Breakthrough on the Authorship of Obama's 'Dreams'
  • What I Learned from Obama's Pop
  • Decrypting Obama's 'Pop'
  • A Further Inquiry into Obama's Origins
  • Another Look at Obama's Origins
  • Barack Obama's Missing Girlfriends
  • New Obama Bio Strengthens Case for Dreams Fraud
  • The Real Roots of Obama's Rage
  • New Obama Bio Goes Comically Awry
  • As A Writer, Obama's No Lincoln
  • Early Obama Letter Confirms Inability to Write
  • Is Gallmann's Memoir the Source for Obama's?
  • We Know More About Jesus's Birth Than Obama's
  • What the Mailman Knows about Ayers and Obama
  • Why Kenyan Birth Claim Was No 'Fact Checking Error'
  • Now about Obama's Teenage Years!
  • *******

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Gasbags, Menacers, and Cowardly Dastards

    Joy Behar - the "gasbag" [good description, Gateway Pundit!] woman on that DOPEY  T.V. show called "The View"* has outdone herself - once again.  But will we hear cries of "HATRED," or  "SHE'S DANGEROUS," or "SHE SHOULD BE FIRED" from the media of mass deception because of her latest despicable comment against Republican Presidential Nominee, Mitt Romney and his family?

    Sad Answer:  probably not.

    Gateway Pundit has that story:

    Liberal Gasbag Joy Behar on Mitt Romney: “I Want to See His House Burn Down” (Video) - Toxic liberal Joy Behar is at it again. Now the gasbag is wishing Mitt Romney’s house will burn down. NewsBusters reported: This comes from Behar’s Mediaite...

    What kind of a person says something like that?  Is that supposed to be funny?  What if a conservative talk show host said that they wanted Obama's house in Chicago to burn down?  What would the public and the media have to say about that?  Would they be outraged?  Would they go apoplectic over such a comment?

    Was Joy Behar showing her disdain for Romney?  Was she attempting to use "humor" to do so? What was her motive for saying that?

    She is really a menace to society and should be ashamed of herself! But clueless, liberal leftists freaks like her will go on being idiots who fall hook, line, and sinker for evil political Marxist puppets like Obama; to the detriment of our beloved nation.

    With that said, I will move on to what I really wanted to post today.

    As a subscriber to GBTV (Glenn Beck's online television program), I received an email announcing the debut of his new book "Cowards"

    COWARDS is an oversized, color, glossy dose of the things that politicians, radicals and the media refuse to say. From the violence on our border, to Islamic Law in America, to full-chapter exposés on people (like George Soros and Jim Wallis) who would prefer to work in the shadows, the 13 issues that Glenn covers in this book will help you win the arguments that will change minds …and maybe even votes.
    It is interesting to review the definition of the term "coward."  The following is from

    cow·ard    [kou-erd] Show IPA noun 1. a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.; a timid or easily intimidated person

    Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English < Old French couard-, couart cowardly, equivalent to coue tail (< Latin cauda ) + -art -ard

    Synonyms 1. craven, poltroon, dastard, recreant, milksop. World English Dictionary coward (ˈkaʊəd) — n a person who shrinks from or avoids danger, pain, or difficulty [C13: from Old French cuard, from coue tail, from Latin cauda; perhaps suggestive of a frightened animal with its tail between its legs]
    [That term "dastard" is a better description:


    [das-terd] Show IPA
    a mean, sneaking coward.]

    Word Origin & History coward early 13c., from O.Fr. coart, from coe "tail," from L. coda, dialectal variant of cauda "tail," of uncertain origin + -ard, an agent noun suffix denoting one that carries on some action or possesses some quality, with derogatory connotation (see -ard).

    The word probably reflects an animal metaphoric sense still found in expressions like turning tail and tail between legs.

    Coart was the name of the hare in O.Fr. versions of "Reynard the Fox." As a surname (attested from 1255) it represents O.E. cuhyrde "cow-herd."

    "Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination." [Ernest Hemingway, "Men at War," 1942]

    An O.E. word for "cowardly" was earg, which also meant "slothful."

    If it was my book, I would have added the term "menace" somewhere in the title!

    Glenn Beck is a "hate him," "like him," or "love him," type of character and personality. I certainly don't agree with everything he says (or doesn't say). But I do believe that he has been EXACTLY RIGHT with many of his predictions regarding the economic calamity we are facing, the so-called "Arab Spring" uprisings, the truth about the "Occupy Wall Street" movement (and how it wasn't really a "grassroots" kind of movement - but funded by the far left crazies like evil billionaire Soros), and how dangerous Barack Obama is to our beloved nation.  The list of Beck's accurate analyses is huge.  What's more, he has done a great service to our country by getting this information out to the public.

    Beck also helped create several conservative organizations and inspired millions to join the TEA Party movement via his radio show and television show on Fox News.  He has encouraged millions through his Restoring Honor, Restoring Courage, and soon to come Restoring Love events.  Most recently, Glenn had the courage to call Obama a Marxist on Bill O'Reilly's T.V. show last night!    O'Reilly wouldn't take the bait to label Obama a Marxist, but he did say that Obama is "the most liberal pResident ever" and even agreed with Beck that Obama is a Statist.

    Anyway, this is a book that I would like to read. I think it may come in handy when liberals and the uninformed try to counter the warnings against Obama that conservative bloggers are putting out there before this extremely important election in November.

    The truth is, some individuals (known as ObamaBorgBots) will NEVER come around.  But those who think for themselves and have put down the Kool-Aid and now see the "hope and change" mantra as what it really is - hype and chains will come around to a more logical and wisdom filled conclusion that Obama is bad... VERY BAD for America!

    Here is a PDF link to the introduction page of the book, "COWARDS: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse t* Say."

    You can also read Chapter Four: Economic Terrorism - Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction. [PDF]

    Please share this information with everyone you know!!

    Hat tips to all links.

    *The only woman worth listening to on the show is Elizabeth Hasselbeck.



    Two must read posts - especially because of the cartoon!

    Hump Day Link Around – The Tide Is Turning…. - Ramirez Cartoon via Powerline: His Nose Keeps Getting Longer: Over the last 24 hours, I have been contemplating a post on the Obama administration’s scandals...
    P.S. If you don't read any other link in Nice Deb's post, the following is a MUST READ!!!

    Accuracy in Media: Communist Defector Speaks Out on America’s Marxist Future


    Update #2: [Good news!]

    Well, at least this is good news!!!

    The American Enterprise Blog: Obama's Entire Re-Election Problem in One Chart

    Found that chart via Gateway Pundit's post:

    That Sucking Sound is not just the Economy - It's Obama's Polling Numbers


    Saturday, June 09, 2012

    Forward or Froward?

    As many readers probably already know, the new 2012 Obama campaign has decided to utilize the term "Forward."  That particular word can mean many things...including the connotation in the past of Communist/Marxist/Socialist government movements.

    Excerpt from "New Obama slogan has long ties to Marxism, socialism" article:

    The Obama campaign apparently didn't look backwards into history when selecting its new campaign slogan, "Forward" — a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism.

    Many Communist and radical publications and entities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries had the name "Forward!" or its foreign cognates. Wikipedia has an entire section called "Forward (generic name of socialist publications)."

    "The name Forward carries a special meaning in socialist political terminology. It has been frequently used as a name for socialist, communist and other left-wing newspapers and publications," the online encyclopedia explains.

    The slogan "Forward!" reflected the conviction of European Marxists and radicals that their movements reflected the march of history, which would move forward past capitalism and into socialism and communism.

    Those who have been paying attention to the disastrous policies of ObaMARXIST are not fooled into thinking that the slogan they have chosen is the "innocent" use of the term "Forward"!! Any reasonable person can surmise that this was done purposely in order to "hide in plain sight" their Marxist ideology for the benefit of Obama's base. 

    There are over 2,300 comments after the Washington Times article (link above). Here are some of the best that were written about one month ago:

    Galtgirl•a month ago• They knew exactly what it meant and made a point of choosing it. They are well-versed in communist history and ideology. Why people continue to underestimate the "machine" is beyond me.

    MayaAyala•a month ago• Obama is all about "forward" -- just like a Toyota Prius without brakes is going "forward" over a cliff. Barack Obama is as unqualified in 2012 as he was in 2008. Even with the media protecting his "image" for FOUR YEARS, Americans can see through it all and realize that his "hope" was nothing more than "hype."

    Daniel Martin Gray•a month ago• Forward? To what end? By what means? The road to the Prog dystopia of Socialist Injustice is the road to HELL. And if unchecked, SOON, is likely to repeat history, and be paved with the bodies and spirits of millions of US who will not toe the line, and so get the boot of TYRANNY on our necks!

    Bull Meter•a month ago• //To what end? // To displace God //By what means?// By any means necessary The road to hell is paved with many things but deceit is its mortar. We can take comfort, however, in knowing what hell itself will be filled with - The charred remains of this rising beast, for it will fall.
    Love that last commenter's screen name..."Bull Meter!" He/she also got right down to the nitty gritty of the subject - "hell itself will be filled with - the charred remains of this rising beast, for it will fall." Very prophetic!

    Back to the term "Forward."

    Has anyone else noticed that even some Republicans and Conservatives are now using that term? I thought that was odd. Usually when a leftist takes over a word (e.g. "progressive"), it makes us want to avoid utilizing the same word. Well, as far as the term "Forward" is concerned, the meaning DOES VARY. It is not so much the word that matters, but the ACTIONS that follow the use of the word.

    Anyway, to me, the Communist/Marxist/Progressive/Globalist meaning of the term "Forward" can more accurately be labeled as Froward. The following essay is a copy of a post that I wrote back in 2007 here at Talk Wisdom that explains what that word means in biblical terms. After reading it, see if you don't agree that the ObaMARXIST campaign slogan choice would better resemble the term "Froward" rather than the term "Forward."

    ~ Christine

    Wednesday, February 21, 2007

    The Froward Heart

    Pro 11:20 They that are of a froward heart [are] abomination to the LORD: but [such as are] upright in [their] way [are] his delight. (KJV)

    Froward. Not a term that we hear much these days.

    Let's look at the definitions and synonyms of that word from

    willfully contrary; not easily managed: to be worried about one's froward, intractable child.

    [Origin: 1150–1200; ME froward, fraward. See fro, -ward]

    —Related forms
    fro·ward·ly, adverb
    fro·ward·ness, noun

    —Synonyms obstinate, willful, disobedient, fractious, wayward, unmanageable, difficult.
    —Antonyms docile, tractable. Unabridged (v 1.1)
    Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

    adj. Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate.
    fro'ward·ly adv., fro'ward·ness n.

    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
    Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.


    O.E. from weard "turned from or away," from from + -weard. Opposite of toward, it renders L. pervertus in early translations of the Psalms, and also meant "about to depart, departing," and "doomed to die."
    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper


    habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

    WordNet® 2.1, © 2005 Princeton University

    Wow! That's certainly a "loaded" word, full of negative meanings!!

    Other Bible translations for Proverbs 11:30 say this:

    NKJV - Pro 11:20 - Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD,
    But the blameless in their ways are His delight.
    New King James Version © 1982 Thomas Nelson

    NLT - Pro 11:20 - The Lord hates people with twisted hearts, but he delights in those who have integrity. New Living Translation © 1996 Tyndale Charitable Trust

    NIV - Pro 11:20 - The Lord detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
    New International Version © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society

    NASB - Pro 11:20 - The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in {their} walk are His delight.
    New American Standard Bible © 1995 Lockman Foundation

    RSV - Pro 11:20 - Men of perverse mind are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight.
    Revised Standard Version © 1947, 1952.

    The Bible is filled with verses regarding the heart, and the character of the unrepentant.

    That's the bad news which we all must face about our spiritual state of being since the Fall.

    The Bible is an honest book. It records the deeds, errors, sins, and evil done by men because of the "froward heart."

    Just click on the link above and read the list of descriptions regarding the froward heart! The verses listed there clearly tell us what the unregenerate heart is severely capable of...and it's not pretty!

    Here is the list (go to site for verses under each description)

    1. Hateful to God
    2. Full of evil
    3. Full of evil imaginations
    4. Full of vain thoughts
    5. Fully set to do evil
    6. Desperately wicked
    7. Far from God
    8. Not perfect with God
    9. Not prepared to seek God
    10. A treasury of evil
    11. Darkened
    12. Prone to error
    13. Prone to depart from God
    14. Impenitent
    15. Unbelieving
    16. Blind
    17. Uncircumcised
    18. Of little worth
    19. Deceitful
    20. Deceived
    21. Divided
    22. Double
    23. Hard
    24. Haughty
    25. Influenced by the devil
    26. Carnal
    27. Covetous
    28. Despiteful
    29. Ensnaring
    30. Foolish
    31. Froward
    32. Fretful against the Lord
    33. Idolatrous
    34. Mad
    35. Mischievous
    36. Proud
    37. Rebellious
    38. Perverse
    39. Stiff
    40. Stony
    41. Stout
    42. Elated by sensual indulgence
    43. Elated by prosperity
    44. Studies destruction
    45. Often judicially stupefied
    46. Often judicially hardened

    Long list!! Discouraging, depressing and disheartening, too...isn't it?

    But Jesus tells us to take heart...

    John 16:33 - “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (NIV)

    I wanted to throw out a challenge to my readers. Pick one of those words, apply it to the heart (e.g. "Mischievous Heart") and give a modern day example of someone or something that has demonstrated that type of a heart in the comment section.

    Then, if possible, also share the story of a person who has overcome a "Mischievous Heart" and tell us what helped make that transformation for that particular person.

    The examples chosen can be YOU, or someone you know, or someone you heard about on the news, etc. If you find an article or website link about such people, then feel free to provide a link to the story.

    Anyone out there up to the challenge?


    There is hope in the Lord! No matter where you have come one is beyond the reach of our loving God!

    This Devotional shares why:

    The New Covenant of Grace: A Holy Spirit Covenant

    I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

    As noted earlier, the new covenant is about grace, as contrasted with the old covenant, which is about law. "For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ" (John 1:17). The connection between grace and the Holy Spirit can be seen in various scripture passages on the new covenant, including this glorious prophecy. "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." The first verse in this prophetic promise concerns regeneration, spiritual new birth. Through faith in the Lord, our original, hard, lifeless heart is removed, and a new, pliable, living spirit is given to us.

    The second verse pertains to transformation, the ongoing development of this new life. "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes." The developing of a life that increasingly complies with the will of God depends upon the work of the Holy Spirit within us. We know that unredeemed humanity has no hope of living a life that is pleasing to God. Yet, many Christians could be unaware that even the new creature in Christ cannot please God on his own resources. The Spirit of God must be the heavenly cause that produces a heavenly lifestyle in believers.

    What is promised here is not an automatic experience. The life of many Christians does not consistently match what is described here in Ezekiel 36:27. The reason is that they are not relating properly to the Lord in humble dependence. Yes, these two relational realities (humility and faith) also determine whether or not the Spirit of God is our resource, just as they were determinative concerning grace.

    Two statements by Jesus expound upon this fact. "You have no life in you...It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing" (John 6:53,63). We do not innately possess life as God intends it to be lived. Natural human resources are of no benefit in developing a godly life. Such revelation is very humbling. If we embrace Jesus' evaluation of our personal inadequacy, then we are willing to relate to God in humility. Further, there is truth in which we are to place our trust. "It is the Spirit who gives life." As we count on this truth, we are relating to the Lord in faith. The result of such humble reliance in God's Spirit becomes our vitality for living godly.

    O Lord, the source of true life, thank You for establishing such a gracious arrangement as the new covenant. I praise You that Your Holy Spirit is my heavenly dynamic for godliness. I confess that my fleshly attempts to please You are so inadequate. I humbly ask You to cause me to walk in Your good will, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

    Hoekstra, Bob. "The New Covenant of Grace: A Holy Spirit Covenant," Day By Day By Grace. Blue Letter Bible. 25 Oct 2006. 21 Feb 2007.
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    Friday, June 08, 2012

    Will the Obama Bubble Finally Burst? [Update #2]

    All through Obama's pResidency at the White House, he and his cohorts have escaped punishment for the dozens of scandals that this awful administration has been riddled with over the past 3 1/2 years.  When a new scandal comes to light many conservative bloggers share the findings of criminality with the public online in blogs, forums, Face Book and other social media.  Conservative radio and GBTV (Glenn Beck's online TV show) have been exposing Obama's corruption for years - even before he was elected.

    Lots of great blog posts to share today! Let's start with this one:

    American Thinker: The Awful Truth about Obama begins to break through the liberal bubble


    It has gotten so bad for the Obama campaign that even Politico is starting to notice that Obama's got nothing much to offer voters and can't articulate an appealing message. Of course, in order to break this news to inhabitants of the liberal bubble, it casts the problem as a "stumble out of the gate" -- sticking to the beloved horse race metaphor. Heavyweights Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei write:

    Obama, not Mitt Romney, is the one with the muddled message - and the one who often comes across as baldly political. Obama, not Romney, is the one facing blow back from his own party on the central issue of the campaign so far - Romney's history with Bain Capital. And most remarkably, Obama, not Romney, is the one falling behind in fundraising.

    To top it off, Vice President Joe Biden has looked more like a distraction this month than the potent working-class weapon Obama needs him to be.

    Read more at  American Thinker

    Since that blog post was written, a LOT has happened. Of course we still have the ongoing Fast and Furious gunrunner scandal where Eric Holder continues to sidestep many of the direct questions from Congress. He did make some news when Holder admitted that Axelrod, White House helped Justice Dept craft Fast and Furious public relations strategy However, even more egregious crimes are being exposed! We now have the security breach story where highly classified information just happened to be "leaked out" by someone in the Obama administration. If THAT isn't cause for alarm to even the most die-hard leftists, then nothing would ever sway them away from their ObamaBorgBot mentality! Even liberal Senator Diane Feinstein is calling for an investigation! Will that be the smoking gun that finally takes this radical usurper down once and for all?? One can only hope and pray that it does!

    But what I find most intriguing is blogger Jason Kissner's article over at American Thinker that asks the question Did Bill Clinton Deliver a Coded Warning About Obama?


    A crescendo of jabs from Bill Clinton aimed at Barack Obama's re-election chances have caused much commentary, but the pundits have ignored an anomalous digression in a recent speech, which may be a startling coded warning about Obama.
    In a June 4 New York City fundraiser speech featuring the joint appearance of Messrs. Clinton and Obama, Mr. Clinton says, at 16:23 of this CSPAN link and after having praised Mr. Obama's economic policies and extolled Mr. Obama's contributions to national security:
    And he's had to get all this done while people as recently as last week were still saying he wasn't born in America [and one should note that Mr. Clinton said just last week that the evidence was merely "pretty clear" that President Obama was born in Hawaii."]. He's had to get all this done with a House of Representatives that had one of the Tea Party members claim that 78-81 members of the Democratic Caucus were members of the Communist Party and neither the presidential nominee nor any of the leaders rebuked him for saying that. This is not the 1950's -- -at least Joe McCarthy could skate on the fact that there was [sic] at least one or two communists walking around...nobody's seen a communist in over a criticism is too vicious."
    Has Mr. Clinton ever heard of Mr. Van Jones -- avowed Communist and Obama "green jobs" czar (albeit former czar, but Mr. Jones is, then again, still "walking around")?
    Many readers will have heard that Mr. Jones is a self-declared communist. Has he lately declared himself a communist?
    No. But wait: let us now parse Mr. Clinton with utmost care, and note once again that he said in the New York speech that "nobody's seen a communist in over a criticism is too vicious."
    Indeed, no criticism is too vicious. Did the word "decade" materialize out of thin air? In all likelihood not, especially when you consider that it is very reasonable to believe that Mr. Van Jones' communism formally ended guessed it...2002, about a decade ago:
    Usually accusations of communism bring to mind memories of Joe McCarthy and hapless leftists being ruined (at least for a while) by being asked, "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party." Of course with the death of the Soviet Union and with even China practicing a capitalism of a sort, being a member of the Communist Party is rather quaint and certainly not very threatening.
    According to Trevor Loudon, a New Zealand blogger, back in the 1990s, Van Jones was a leading member of an organization called Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Loudon quotes a leftwing blog, Machete 48, is [sic] describing STORM.
    "STORM had its roots in a grouping of people of color organizing against the Gulf War in the early 1990's and was formally founded in 1994. The group's politics had a number of influences, but evolved towards what could be best characterized as third worldist Marxism (and an often vulgar Maoism). The group grew in influence until its disbanding in 2002 amid problems of internal dynamics and especially controversy around the leadership roles that members played in the youth movement (such as the fight against Proposition 21). Nearly the entire membership of the organization was staff members for various social movement non-profits in the Bay Area, many linked to the Ella Baker Center, which Van Jones steered" [emphasis added].
    What is a rational person to make of this, other than that Mr. Clinton is pointing a pink finger at Mr. Van Jones, and therefore at Mr. Barack Hussein Obama?
    It now seems anticlimactic to ask if Mr. Clinton is aware that Mr. Obama, again just last week, awarded the Medal of Freedom to the honorary chair (Ms. Dolores Huerta) of the largest socialist organization in America (can you believe it?). Has he ever heard of Senator Bernie Sanders, self-declared socialist, or Mr. William Ayers, a communist?

    Moreover, a 2009 letter by the Democratic Socialist (sic) of America outfit indicated that 70 members of Congress were DSA members. Do you suppose Mr. Clinton may have gotten wind of this?
    The answer to each of these questions is almost certainly: of course he has. So why does Mr. Clinton, in a major fundraising speech on behalf of Mr. Obama in New York, even mention Communism (and therefore, implicitly, socialism), in a way that obliquely impugns Mr. Obama ?

    Why would someone of Mr. Clinton's stature, intelligence, and political expertise subtly, psychologically, and politically link Mr. Obama with communism/socialism, and, what's more, do so (1) just after Mr. Obama's "Medal of Freedom" link to socialism was all over the news and (2) when the link comes out of nowhere in terms of the flow of Mr. Clinton's speech preceding it, so that it is even more difficult to discern an affirmative reason, helpful to Mr. Obama, in support of the link?

    Was the idea that Mr. Obama is a socialist/communist far enough from Mr. Clinton's mind that Mr. Clinton was simply attempting to assuage the concerns of the marginal independent voter as to the prospect that Mr. Obama may be a socialist/communist? This seems very doubtful. Independents who are concerned with the notion that Mr. Obama may be a socialist/communist are unlikely to have had their worries muted by a statement from the likes of Mr. Clinton, and many of the remaining independents are either leaning towards or committed to Mr. Obama whether he is a socialist/communist or not. With respect to those independents left over, seemingly throwaway ideological lines at a New York fundraiser are unlikely to make much difference.

    However, the "throwaway lines" might not be throwaway at all if the lines telegraphed something to persons other than middling independents. The question then partly becomes: whom might Mr. Clinton have been telegraphing?

    Perhaps the answer to the part-question has to do with Mr. Clinton's now very widely discussed criticism of the Obama campaign's opening, major salvo against Mr. Romney and Bain Capital. Rather than buttress Mr. Obama's characterization of Mr. Romney as a vampire capitalist (curiously, Marx had a fondness for vampiric imagery, and so does popular culture in contemporary America, although vampires seem to be morphing into zombies before our very eyes, which might well say something about the unconsciously cannibalistic nature of socialism), Mr. Clinton does the opposite and suggests that Mr. Romney's business performance has been "sterling."

    Similarly, might Mr. Clinton's throwaway ideological lines been only superficially throwaway? That is, might Mr. Clinton have been, as the saying goes, "protesting too much" with his ideological lines, so that the lines, as telegraphed to certain persons and institutions, are properly read as Van Jones-related lines, and therefore as having suggested the very opposite of what they appeared to be saying?

    That interpretation would certainly dovetail perfectly with the Van Jones timing coincidence and with Mr. Clinton's demolition job of Mr. Obama's opening act against Mr. Romney and Bain, would it not? And all while giving Mr. Clinton plausible deniability on the issue and thereby helping preserve Mr. Clinton's political capital with Mr. Obama's supporters.

    So, on this analysis, what persons and institutions did Mr. Clinton telegraphically target when, in New York, he alluded, for no apparent reason, to socialism and communism and a "decade" ago in a speech supposedly praising Mr. Obama? He may be saying that Mr. Obama is not simply a menace to capitalist finance in terms of his economic policies, but rather, and much more gravely, Mr. Obama is an ideological menace to capitalist finance.

    Read more: American Thinker

    All of Mr. Kissner's points are well taken.  However, I would have to say that Obama is an ideological menace....PERIOD!!

    For a huge roundup of great blog posts and articles, see: Anti-Mullah: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO READ AND KNOW THIS WEEK -GREAT READS!

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    Update!  Just read this and it is applicable to my post:

    Is This America's 'Ricky Bobby' Moment? - One of my all time favorite few seconds of cinema, ranking up there with Charles Foster Kane's deathbed revelation and Bogie's send off of Ilsa Laszlo, is...


    It could happen at any moment. The president is credibly linked in a new bestseller to use of campaign funds for hush money payoffs… he's been found to have lied -- either then or now --about his place of birth… he needlessly mocks the country by presenting his biographical bona fides with the candor befitting a three card monte hustler. He objectifies and sexualizes his wife's do-good fitness crusade. And that's just the lurid stuff. He's a serial security breacher, squandering access to the blabbing bad guys that has already been prepaid in American blood and treasure… he's cravenly politicized Afghanistan and Iraq while cutting the military out of the decision process… then there's the mendacity of the health care legislation, the worst economy since the Depression, and the reckless acceleration towards January 2013 Taxmadgeddon that makes Thelma and Louise look like defensive drivers. A good investigator will always notice the single "dog that didn't bark." Here we have a mush of huskies that aren't howling. Who's noticing?

    The Obama un-masking will be similar to other historic slow-cooking political disruptions. Teapot Dome, Hiss, Watergate, Iran Contra, Whitewater, Flowers/Jones/Lewinsky all took time to percolate. The public needs that time to process and respond to those abstract reports and allegations. A change in public sentiment requires a consensus understanding of the problem strong enough to overwrite the existing cognitive framework of the miscreant person or institution. Significantly, the two traumas that were ultimately the most convulsive -- Watergate and Lewinsky -- became radioactive not because of the damning fact set but rather because the public couldn't forgive a President for "lying." Still, in every case, there was that Ricky Bobby pause.

    Until it happens, we won't know if this current nightmare is going to end with an implosion or a whimper.

    Update # 2

    Trevor Loudon: You Can’t Really Prove Obama’s a Commie?….Try KeyWiki


    Is Barack Obama a communist? you know it in your gut…but you just cant prove it?

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