Monday, September 12, 2016

My Endorsement for President/VP: Hoefling/Schulin

I have looked at all the presidential candidates and have found that the most reasonable candidate is Tom Hoefling.

Monday, June 20, 2016

"Gay Pride,” A Double Dose of Debauchery

Sin in the City
Columbus, Ohio 2016 "Gay Pride" Parade
Columbus Dispatch Photo

There was a so-called “Gay Pride Parade” in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. It is billed as the second largest such display, apparently second only to Sodom and Gomorrah.

I had tried to join a group of protesters on Saturday morning, but I left too late from home and ran into a literal herd of lifeless humans, walking like Zombies, drawn as if by some evil force to Goodale Park, the final destination of the parade. I could not find a parking space so I gave up on joining the Christian group of 20 or 30 who gathered to give God a voice in the madness. But Satan’s minions, marchers and gawkers greatly outnumbered the people of the Judeo-Christian God, the modern day Gideon’s Army.
The fact is we are all sinners, depraved by nature. We are born that way. Without the cleansing of our sin, which we can only obtain when we enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ, who died for our sin and the sin of all mankind, we remain in a lost condition, eternally separated from God. Until we trust our lives to God through Jesus are part of Satan’s gaggle.
In other words, unless we agree with God that we are filthy sinners personally, take responsibility and turn from our evil ways, and personally invite Jesus into our life, and relinquish control of our lives to Him, we are lost.
Every one of us is a sinner. We are either saved sinners or we are lost sinners.
The list of what qualifies us as sinners is extensive and includes, but not limited to one or more of the following: Adultery, Blasphemy, Child Abuse, Drug Abuse, Envy, Fornication, Gossip, Homosexuality, Infanticide, Jealousy, Lesbianism, Lying, Pornography Addiction, Pride, Sexual Depravity, Slander, Transvestitism,  etc.
Well the term “Gay Pride” itself calls attention to two sins which are on the aforementioned list, homosexuality and pride. Both quality as sins in Gods as He has enumerated in the Bible, His ultimate truth revealed to mankind.
This parade, and those which are like it, show of uninhibited immorality in open rebellion to God’s law and order. Homosexual behavior involves the misuse of God’s design and intended purpose of sexuality. Then to deliberately flaunt that moral depravity for all to see, to parade that perversion for all to view, including children of all ages, compounds the sin. It adds insult to injury. God is insulted and innocent children are injured. And the sinner suffers eternally.
 The moral of this story is that “Gay Pride” is shooting at God with a double barrel shot gun, proudly flaunting sexual depravity. It’s a double dose of sin, it offends and insults God, and it can cause irrefutable damage to the innocence of children who are exposed to it. It is pure selfishness, arrogance.  It serves no useful purpose.   

Sunday, May 29, 2016

43 Republican lawmakers support Obama's radical agenda

From the American Family Association...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Late Wednesday night, Republicans allowed passage of an amendment from Rep. Sean Maloney (D-NY) to an appropriations bill. The amendment would legitimize President Barack Obama's radical agenda to punish those who don't follow his pro-LGBT agenda.

This amendment requires the federal government to follow Obama's executive order 13672. This executive order instructs the federal government to deny contracts to companies that don't follow the Obama mandated sexual identity agenda. This could include companies that don't allow men into female restrooms and showers in their private corporate offices.

It is a shame that a Republican led Congress is forcing Obama's radical agenda down the American people's throat. The Obama administration wants you to believe that a man who "thinks" he is female should have access to the same facilities as real women. It is dangerous to force federal contractors to allow individuals free access to the private facilities of the opposite sex. Republicans in Congress along with President Obama are willing to put the safety of women and children at risk all for their radical agenda.

It's not too late to stop this dangerous Maloney baloney. The House has yet to approve final passage of this bill. Please contact your representative in an effort to stop this radical agenda!

Take Action

Email your representative and urge him to vote "NO" on any appropriations bill that includes a Maloney amendment or any amendment which goers along with Obama's pro-gay and transgender bathroom agenda.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Good News, Not Sanitized News

Some people say that the Gospel is a message which only about peace, goodwill, grace, and happiness.  They argue that when you are witnessing to someone, you shouldn’t mention hell or talk about how bad sin is.  They point out that hell and the consequences of sin are bad news, but the word gospel means “good news”.  Actually a better translation of the word “euangelion” is a message well done.  That is, it isn’t the news itself that is good, but it is the one telling it who does a good job at delivering the message.

Suppose the witness to a horrific crime were to accurately describe what he saw to the authorities and that his testimony were to lead to an arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.  The witness’ testimony is good, but not pleasant.  What makes the testimony good is that it is the truth and that it led to the conviction of the criminal.  It is not that the testimony provoked a warm fuzzy feeling or anything like that.

Similarly, the Gospel is good news because it is the truth and because it leads to the conviction of a sinner.  To be sure, the Gospel is an optimistic message.  The promise of heaven and freedom from sin is the most positive message that there has ever been.  But this is lost if you don’t first learn the law of sin and death.  The apostle Paul writes,

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, "You shall not covet." 8 But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead. 9 I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died. 10 And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death. 11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it killed me. 12 Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good. 13 Has then what is good become death to me? Certainly not! But sin, that it might appear sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that sin through the commandment might become exceedingly sinful.

Romans 7:7-13 (NKJV)

Isaiah wrote:

10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: 11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.

Isaiah 30:10-13 (KJV)

Paul wrote to Timothy :

1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

2 Timothy 4:1-4 (KJV)

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

A wholesome film is rare in America these days. I saw the movie, Miracles from Heaven, last Sunday, Easter. It was an uplifting film. I enjoy message movies, especially those which are based on real life events.
The theme of Miracles from Heaven centers on the effects of a devastating digestive disease on the middle child of a family with three girls. The mother passionately tries to do everything physically possible to find a medical solution to her child’s problem (pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and antral hypomotility disorder). The movie reminds me of an older movie, Lorenzo's Oil (1992), in which the parents tirelessly research and seek a medical intervention for their child, who was suffering from adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD).
As the movie unfolds, many minor miracles are occurring leading up to a dramatic event that brings about an earth-shaking change in the girl’s condition. The culminating miracle is only the major miracle in a series of minor miracles. Interspersed within the drama, are moments that will make you laugh as well as touch your heart.

The mother’s faith is challenged during the fight to help save her daughter. She has some support from her husband, however he is extremely busy in trying to keep the family’s head above the water, having just gone into debt opening his veterinarian practice.  The child’s disease comes upon her suddenly, causes her great pain, and stifles her ability to live a normal life. The disease is also very costly and causes a significant financial challenge for the family.
Together the family faces the situation together with love and courage. The movie is a moving account of faith, love and family.
I would give the move ***** out of *****.  The movie is entertaining and inspiring. It is well worth the time and effort to go and see it in the theater or on DVD when it comes out.
History Hollywood has an interesting article about the background of the movie. You can click here to learn more about the movie's characters as well as about the real people on which the movie was based.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Late Night Laughs – This Week in Politics

The jokes that follow are courtesy of which periodically sends out email compilations of jokes from the various late night TV talk shows, few of them are worth repeating . . . these were the exceptions. This current batch of funny monologues all center around the Republican candidates’ campaigns.

· Donald Trump’s campaign manager is facing charges for grabbing a female reporter’s arm. Trump scolded his campaign manager and said, "On my campaign we only abuse women verbally."
Late Night With Seth Meyers
· Donald Trump in a new interview supported the idea of holding back attacks on the wives and children of rival candidates, before adding, “All you have to do is tell that to Ted Cruz because he started it.” Trump then added, “I’m not touching him! I’m not touching him! I’m not touching him!”
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
· According to the State Department, virtually every foreign leader who meets with Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed concern about the Republican presidential primary election. There's no need to be concerned. It's silly. Once President Trump builds a wall around your country, you'll never see us again.
· According to a new NBC News poll, Donald Trump now has support from 48 percent of Republican voters. All the men and none of the wives.
· John Kasich is in third with 18 percent, but he says he won't give up. He's vowed to keep running. He's going to keep running until one person in America can identify him by face and then he will stop

Just today Donald Trump put his foot in his mouth saying that women who get abortions should be punished.  The man has demonstrated a thorough lack of knowledge of the issues facing America. He has a shallow and limited knowledge, just enough to make him dangerous.

I love the twitter hashtag, #HeStartedIt. It reflects MSNBC’s Anderson Cooper’s comment on Trump’s response to the revealing pix of Trump’s wife posted in a tweet by an Anti-Trump PAC. In apparent retaliation, Trump’s posted an uncomplimentary picture of Heidi Cruz and a glamorous photo of his own wife. Cooper told Trump that he sounded like a 5th grader.  Trump becomes less and less desirable as a Presidential candidate with each passing day.