Satan’s Slippery Slope

“Be suspicious of people who have, or crave, power…Never, ever go near power. Don’t become friends with anyone who has real power. It’s dangerous.” ~ Stanley Kubrick

Our eyes are wide shut…..

But Satan likes it that way. He’s a liar from the beginning. He will insist that all things are permissible (even taking a life). He will tell you there is nothing on the other side. He will tell you that you can be your own god. He will persuade you to satisfy your every lust (no matter how evil or perverse). He will tell you that he doesn’t exist, that evil doesn’t exist, and that there is no divine truth…

Ultimately, he will enable you to be sexually ensnared and enslaved in a web of perverse bondage and spiritual peril. You will be a slave to Satan and his minions. You will be left empty, broken, and destitute. This is where we are

“We’ve … found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department. They’re now going to go after 12 new perversions. Things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and making that legal” ~ Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay

I’m sorry to say this, but it’s over. Satan has control.

Don’t get me wrong; Jesus is changing the hearts of millions throughout the world.

But in Canada, Europe, and the States, it’s becoming a spiritual cesspool (at least as far as those shaping policy/culture are concerned).

I pray for men like Ted Cruz. Men with a substantial degree of moral integrity will never be permitted to advance politically in this nation.

I pray for great nations like Israel, where even the struggling sinner can find refuge from the barbarism of Islamic fundamentalists.

There is a great and ever-increasing divide. On which side will you stand?

We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23); but if we don’t open our eyes and grow a spiritual spine, further calamities will come (such as the world has never known). Let Jesus be your shield, fight the lies, and press on….

* Too many folks are being led by their emotions. The future has not been assessed. They are not counting the costs. The moral conscience has been subdued by carnal desire.  

Most liberal ‘progressives’ understand that the marriage door is wide open; and at the end of the day, they are completely OK with that. So there is the spiritual moral standard associated with obedience to God’s natural laws, but there is also a practical secular side to the argument.

From a legal standpoint, we might as well blow up the tax code as those dang lawyers are going to be working overtime trying to make sense of it all (while our local, state, and federal officials try to figure out how to legislate these increasingly arbitrary mores in the public sphere). Tragically, ours is a land of confusion growing loonier by the minute as moral order proceeds to rapidly decline.

If we, as a nation, don’t willingly fall to our knees and pray… we will be brought there.

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By The Grace Of God…

“I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am” – former slave trader saved by Amazing Grace, John Newton

A former and fully recovered Cage-Stage Calvinist, I still like to get a little predestinarian now and then.

I figure if I have been given a little spiritual insight and eternal desperation, I’d better have the scriptural clarity to see God’s merciful hand of grace and be willing to give Him all the glory and praise.

Why some are hardened while others are made tender (and spiritually dependent), only God truly knows; and we mustn’t trifle with such hidden decrees. God has elected a people unto Himself. They are the Jewish people of the Old Testament, and we wretched Gentiles are humbled that such mercy and grace would be extended to such vile sinners. We are the dogs under the master’s table. I don’t know about anyone else, but I am more than willing to wrestle for a few crumbs (and invite others to the table).

“Paul clearly thinks that what is happening to Israel is not an accident but part of God’s predestined plan to bring about not the exclusion of Israel or the nations, but their reconciliation in Christ. So the fullness of the good news of election is that not only are the Gentiles blessed through the Jews, but the Jews are blessed through the Gentiles. Each is blessed only through the other.” – Phillip Cary (on Romans 9)

We are now grafted into the tree of life. We are the beloved of His Beloved. The revealed word of God and the free offer of grace has been bestowed unto all men – the Jew and the Gentile. Pass it on, cherish your privileged state, and live every breath with hope, faith, charity, and gratitude.

Peace is here, and you can have a piece. The body and blood are precious spiritual morsels for the vitality and sustenance of the tried and weary disciple throughout the centuries. Laying down our burdens and trusting in the revealed word of God, we are covered by the grace of our Dear Lord and Savior!

“You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” – Saint Augustine

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The Unstoppable Ted Cruz

“You know it’s interesting, the whole Birther thing was started by the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008 against Barack Obama…”–Ted Cruz

Cruz did it again!!!

He completely annihilated Katie Couric during her extended interview with the presidential hopeful. It was amateur hour for Ms. Couric, who was so utterly outclassed that she looked like she wanted to hide under the table.

Couric worked absolutely every angle to try and get Cruz off his game, but the good senator from Texas would not be rattled. In fact, Senator Cruz appeared to really enjoy his time educating Ms. Couric on the finer points of our Rule of Law.

Cruz performed with dignity and grace as he politely and methodically shot down every single one of Couric’s tired liberal talking points. At this rate, there is not an independent nor a libertarian around who will not be won over by the ‘fight the status quo’ crusade that Cruz has so willingly embraced since announcing his presidential aspirations earlier this year. It’s this ‘buck the corrupted system’ mentality, prominently on display ever since his arrival on the national political scene in 2012, that’s always made Senator Cruz such an exciting political prospect.

Here’s a guy who is taking on the political establishment (both parties), a majority of Congress, the global elite, and a mainstream media determined to make him go away – he deserves our support. In fact, most Americans do support the brave stance he is taking and will reward his courage with their ongoing support–and ultimately their vote.

If you are still wondering who the Republican front-runner for the presidential nominee is going to be, you obviously haven’t been paying close attention. Watch this video and prepare to be blown away by the poise, class, brilliance, political wisdom, and sound constitutional vision of the unflappable, unbreakable, unstoppable Ted Cruz.

Don’t let the crowded presidential field distract you.

Cruz to Victory 2016!

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We Are Spirits Living In A Material World

“The answer..is not going to be found in politics or policy, because the problems and the truth go way beyond that. I think we’re dealing with a culture that is under assault and is deteriorating rapidly. The truth is that all this transcends the Constitution. I think there is a spiritual war going on where truth is no longer truth.” – Rush Limbaugh

At this stage, anyone who fails to see who Obama really is is either covering for him or scared to know they’ve supported a hard-core Marxist all this time.

There is no political solution
To our troubled evolution

Obama follows the playbook to a T. It is clearly evident in the way he elevates hostile minority groups and plants seeds of dissension. Anything that helps tear down traditional America is good for these folks.

Our so-called leaders speak
With words they try to jail you

The president’s background has been shrouded in mystery and the subject of great speculation for some time now. Which would be fine if he weren’t the Commander-in-Chief. The only ones afraid of telling the truth are those with something to hide.

They subjugate the meek
But it’s the rhetoric of failure

We needn’t be defined by what we’ve done or where we’ve been. We are defined by what we embrace. Carnal conformity may mask the broken pieces, but it cannot make us whole.

Where does the answer lie?
Living from day to day

We are spiritual beings created for greater destinations. The radical restoration is a spiritual one. We have to become acquainted with our spiritual self. Have you been introduced?

If it’s something we can’t buy
There must be another way *

May we be radically awakened and supernaturally transformed. When we find our soul we will find our way. Grace and truth will set us free…

“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” – John 3

* Quoted lyrics by Sting

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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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