The Liberalization Of America And Christianity Continues!!

According to a recent study, ‘Conservatives in the United States have more self-control than liberals.’

The reality is that Liberalism comes so easy to the average person. It’s totally instinctive.

For the most part, liberals tend to think of themselves as more accepting and compassionate. There are even some who suggest that they are the most Christ-like in their ideology. This is incorrect, however. Jesus did not promote religious tolerance and appeasement. Jesus promoted radical change – a complete denial of self. His invitation was completely inclusive; but the final ‘condition’ is one that is impossible for the carnally minded, unregenerate to embrace.

“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” – Luke 9:23

There’s the rub.

The liberals will hear none of it. They’ll accept Jesus, but only on their terms. Jesus must be conformed to their image. They don’t want to acknowledge that a complete self-denial is the most essential spiritual consequence of giving yourself over to a higher power. They insist Jesus be incorporated into their way of living.

Left to ourselves, we would rather have our riches above Jesus; or maybe, we have some secret vice that prevents us from coming to a place of total submission. We eventually do the complete opposite. Our needs take precedent, and we reach a point of total rejection. We naturally place our own wants and desires before all else, even before a saving deity.

Liberals tend to fancy themselves as the epitome of rational wisdom. They view themselves as enlightened people. They firmly believe that a complete submission to their methodology will enable a fairly distributed, person-centered, needs-driven standard of living to flourish. Underneath it all, however, is an elitist, radically-motivated power-grab reflective of a greater global political-social agenda.

{Note: Charity, not socialism, was endorsed in the Bible within the body of believers and was secondary to the gospel. The Marxist ideologues of our day are promoting tyranny under the guise of empathy. But what they really seek is totalitarianism}.

The mentality behind the madness is quite primitive, almost infantile.

Whereas conservative principles and foundations must be taught, encouraged, enforced, and experientially reinforced, liberal attitudes and propensities are part of our makeup. All of humanity comes into this world as full-blown liberals from the womb. These liberal traits must be methodically broken down, as we are raised to become God-honoring individuals with respect for authority and a willingness to extend peace and goodwill to our fellow man.

Regardless of the varied perceptions, Conservatism, in its purest form, advocates the need for careful restraint in all areas of life (both for the individual and society as a whole). Meanwhile, Liberalism is often identified as encompassing tolerance and forgiveness.

The conservative sees the value in learning from mistakes and facing natural consequences, while the liberal promotes the need for second chances (i.e. erasing mistakes or altering outcomes). In a worst case scenario, the liberal may resort to radical social upheaval (and even apply deceptive manipulations) to even the playing field and advance a form of equality that relies on resource distribution, emotional justification, personal gratification, short-sighted resolutions, arbitrary absolutions, and self-defeating priorities. Liberalism invites bad choices and provides solutions that merely invite, and often ensure, more bad choices in the future.

Unfortunately, we naturally fight against conservatism – a social-ideological system that requires discipline and self-control. We are spiritually resistant and wholly corruptible. Left to ourselves, thus we will remain. Regardless, when we compromise with a liberal, we compromise our future. Thus, here we are…

We’ve sacrificed the future for the present, and the future is upon us.

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* In a purely religious sense (I’m speaking about Christianity specifically) the word ‘conservative’ implies faithful restraint and clear, concise understanding and obedience to scriptures. Biblical orthodoxy is also implied. However, conservatism is primarily a political (or ideological) label and mustn’t become a distractor from nor a stumbling block to the essence of what it truly means to be Christian (i.e. humility, love, self-sacrifice, patience, integrity, honesty, etc.)

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The New York Times’ Reckless Report

“It seemed pretty glaringly obvious to me that the ‘news fit to print’ was pretty much the news that’s fit to serve the powerful… The way that the paper’s senior staff think is exactly like those in power — in fact, it’s their job to become their friends.” – former NYT correspondent Daniel Simpson

We see right through the propaganda. As one possibly left-leaning commentator astutely noted in response to a stereotypical hit piece against those who lean politically right:

No doubt there are people infuriated with the government but to suggest that these Faux News watchers are going to take up arms against the government is not supported by the facts. Moreover, those few examples cited appear to be unstable individuals, not politically motivated but listening to audio hallucinations found in young male schizophrenics. Better research and an editor with a sharp pencil might are needed here.

Words matter and loose labels are highly irresponsible. Too much mainstream reporting is perpetuating a hidden agenda in their political projections and culture war aggression. Maybe if all crimes were reported equally – black on black, black on white, and everything in between – rather than fanning the flames in a unilateral direction, the right wing news outlets would not feel the need to overcompensate.

If you only followed mainstream media, you would think Obama was the second coming of Jesus. Well, Jesus does not play favorites and neither should we. We are either for Him or against Him. Faithful believers of every color, race, background, gender, and ethnicity are fit for the Kingdom. He is an equal opportunity redeemer. Look in the mirror, see past your complexion, and decide where you stand!

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” – James 1:5

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The Face Of Hate?

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. (1 John 3:15) (KJV)

Bias and prejudice are demonic tools used by the ultimate oppressor to spread misery and hate. The physical distinctiveness and outward uniqueness of the individual produces barriers that fuel the fires of our natural depravity.

Our faith is being tested as mankind’s propensity toward evil knows no bounds. The atrocities that lie in the hearts of men are exploited to advance and unleash the sinister schemes of the pagan gods of this world. Ultimately, there are carnal treasures and worldly wisdom to be had as the balance of power continues to shift in a highly vulnerable direction.

Political and ideological motives stir the pot and feed the monster. In the end, a killer is born.

The alleged senseless acts of Dylann Roof paint a tragic picture of unrestrained and misguided fury built on a satanic foundation of lies. The manipulation and perversion of information will ultimately reap anarchy and chaos. Order may restore, but it will come at a steep price. Personal vitality will succumb to bondage as the speaker of truth is increasingly bound and gagged.

The terminal consequence of sin dwells deep within all of us. No fear, coercion, or propaganda can tame the human condition.

For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. and wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. (1 John 3:11-14) (KJV)

We are failing our test, but there shall come a time when all these seeds of dissent and senseless divisions will melt away. The solution is to be had in the precious object of mercy and love. Once He is claimed, the barriers and obstacles shall fade.

Upon His return, peace and unity shall reign. Until that day, we must fight the lies and press on……

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. (Romans 12:19) (KJV)

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When Are ‘Wrongs’ ‘Rights’?

Rights: that which is morally correct, just, or honorable.

We are all sinners. However, this reality leaves no room for the embrace of lawlessness, whether it be for personal gain or widespread propaganda. The whole basis behind the personal ‘RIGHTS’ of the individual is the idea that such ‘rights’ are, in fact, rights, as opposed to wrongs.

Sadly, many of the positions championed by liberal progressives do not hold up to scrutiny, decency, and moral certainty. This is why they so readily default in their defense via coordinated smokescreens and media-backed misdirection, as a pure analysis of the issues at hand would prove devastating to their cause.

It’s easier to view abortion rights in the context of a ‘war on women’ since the barbaric mutilation of precious life is nothing short of a tragedy. But when we embrace God’s absolute standards of life and death, right and wrong, sin and virtue, evil and good, etc., what was once an arbitrarily-derived personal choice becomes a universally-established moral imperative. In such a light, abortion and rights could never make it into the same sentence. How could taking a life, even our own, ever be considered a right?

It’s not so much the legal penalty and civil deterrents that need to be amended in a world gone spiritually rogue; rather, it’s the moral responsibility of divinely-created beings that must be reestablished. If men and women are increasingly prone to abuse and mistreat each other, then maybe the problem lies in an embrace of our carnal nature above and beyond the Godly standard of moral obedience.

When a wrong is freely committed, does it increase the likelihood of a repeat offense, or is public confession and penitential restitution sought? Do further deceptions mark our course, or will we seek a righteous path of moral virtue? Will we ultimately stand upright, or will it all go entirely wrong?

May we humble ourselves; for when we are meek and tender, He is strong. Only when we do so can virtue and goodness reign. In the words of holy wisdom is illumination found and true awakenings born. The Good Book reveals the way…….

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In Times Of Trouble (An Open Letter To Myself)

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“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7

I’ve grown weary of the politics.

I’m tiring of the earthly struggle for truth and righteousness. There is a Divine Plan in place, and there is no power on earth that could ever thwart the Sovereign Prerogative of the Almighty Creator.

“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” – Matthew 6:34

We are the human clay in the Hands of the Great Potter. Jesus is our Restoration and our Glorification.

I have a desire for greater repentance, a fervent prayer for the amending of transgressions. But these are thorns and sorrows we are required to bear. Deep emotional and spiritual wounds may leave their mark, but God’s chastening love provides shelter from the dark storms (that dim the light and rise within).

I’ve brought it upon myself. In times of weakness (and deferred watchfulness), I’ve left myself open to attack. I’m an accomplice to my own demise and am deserving of perpetual ruin.

Guilt and regret fuel the fiery darts of Satan. I’ll take my shot and bear it with patience.

For others, there are manifold temptations. Those who endure are now made tender. They walk with true hope and childlike faith.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” – 2 Corinthians 5:7

The path of humanity is a vale of tears, and the dams are about to break. I’m tried and broken.

Crushed again by the evil path taken, I’m bruised and swollen.

I will take the fall; for He has risen. On my knees like a beggar, I cherish the smallest crumb so undeservingly given.

You are Gracious despite my rebellion. I lay down my burdens knowing You will take them.

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

God is Strong, and He is Able. I stand my ground and embrace the storm. The Lord is Good, Suffering Long with the faithful. To whom else shall we go?

This is my reminder to Him. This is my final plea. Your Will be done…..

Please remember me.

Sincerely,

A sinner

“And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” -Deuteronomy 31:8

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