Sorry O’Reilly: Phil Robertson Was Biblically Sound





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Friday December 20, 2013 O’Reilly and Bernie Goldberg are found laying down their opinions and final arbitration along with full solutions for the Duck Dynasty controversy.

Goldberg repeats the phrase ‘despicable’ and leaves the audience convinced that Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is a young earth idiot who should be dragged out, tarred and feathered and left for dead. What little respect this writer had for pundit Goldberg has now been, all but, completely dissolved.

Perennially plebed pundit Goldberg will have none of creation science’s latest discoveries that put the age of earth in doubt. But it is his attraction to the just be nice pabulum of the PC prone that is like a flashback to the Get Smart TV series. Secret agent 86 bemoans the fact that the talents of evil people have been wasted because they were not used for goodness and niceness.

O’Reilly, who probably has no idea what ‘plenary verbal’ inspiration means, has more than once raised himself above the word of God in his book ‘Killing Jesus’ and many times on his Factor rants, Bill has assured the public, contrary to the scriptures, that Jesus did not forgive his crucifiers as he hung dying on the cross. (Lk 23: 34)

O’Reilly, no doubt knows what the meaning or error is, but he may want to look up the word ‘pompous’ and use it as the ‘word of the day.’

Using the most often quoted verse of scripture the non-believer loves to quote to silence the call to repent of bad behaviors, O’Reilly pulls out the old standby – “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” (Mt 7: 1)

Now, it’s complete, Phil was judging – he is despicable, and the gays are off the hook. God is wishy washy and while homosexuality was an abomination (Lev 20: 13) to God in times past. God has now gotten up to speed with science and grown up a little along with the rest of civilization and now he’s changed his mind – now he is come fully into the twenty first century.

That’s the gist of Bill and Bernie’s baloney, but better theology begs to be given a hearing.

The Duck Dynasty patriarch’s theology is both biblical and sound and when compared to larger than life news anchor Bill O’Reilly’s ‘don’t judge’ rubber ducky theology – the difference is almost laughable.

As a Louisianan I have to offer Mr. O’Reilly a ‘lagniappe’ which is something Phil Robertson is no doubt familiar with and O’Reilly could really use.

It’s simple but profound; it is theological, but a comprehensible concept, without which, anyone seeking the meaning of God’s word would be completely sunk. Let’s see.

It would be easy to get very general and declare that the word of God does not change with the nascent morality of the day. Pop culture derived morality is what brings the world into judgment with God.

The most important, scripture based theology you may ever hear in your life is offered here and passing it by will be the most destructive thing anyone can do. It is not based on my personal theology, and although I’ve made it my own, it is based on sound theology that is reflected in every word of the Bible. It is replete, thematic and recurring throughout the scriptures.

(A) The description of licentious and generally sinful behaviors that the bible provides, including homosexuality, are given not to judge people, but they are there so people will not have to be judged by God.

(B) Declaring that these behaviors are sinful is committed to men and women who in their deep concern are urged, and or commanded to tell others so they will avoid the consequences of their sinfulness. It is not about judging people, it is about leading them to the place of repentance. It is a life saver, not an anchor, with which to drown the sinner with guilt.

A fierce, angry, condemning spirit of character assassination and disdain never work for those called to tell others about their worst behaviors. What we also know is that not everyone is endowed with well-honed diplomatic powers of persuasion. The result is that some people sound like they are judging, while others sound like they are impleading their hearers.

It is hard for anyone to tell another that their behavior is in conflict with God. Yet, it will always be a tool that must be engaged until the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Perhaps we should all be thankful that the calling was not laid on all of us that we see put upon the prophet Ezekiel when he was called to address the sinfulness of the nation of Israel. To wit:

“When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” (Eze 3: 18)

Finally, it must be fully noted that the idea of homosexuality being some obscure ancient problem that was addressed by an extravagant and homophobic writer of the Old Testament as an abomination; is a viewpoint rife with error when it is seen that whatever God calls an abomination does not fare well in the end of all things.

In the very last book of the bible, abominable behaviors are summarized and it turns out they are one of the big ticket busters regarding entrance into heaven. Isn’t that what Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson was talking about?

“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Rev 21: 27)





No 1st Amendment Rights For “Duck Dynasty” Star – Who’s Next?





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A gaggle of pundits joined Sean Hannity on his show Thursday night and debated whether “Duck Dynasty”’s Phil Robertson had stepped over the great unseen line to insult the sensitivities of the LGBT, gays in general, and the newly forming army of last day’s reprobates in our nation of pop culture sleaze.

Robertson has been canned for correctly paraphrasing the contents of a book in the Bible written to the church of Corinth by the Apostle Paul. To wit:

“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1Co 6: 9-10 NIV)

In the Hannity debate, one idea kept coming to the fore that seemed like a reasonable answer. The suggestion was made that rather than waiting for huge groups of “Dynasty” fans to boycott the A&E show, the entire “Dynasty” cast should walk out together in protest.

The Bible Robertson is so willing to stand on also covers the subject of quitting – that too is also not allowed among the faithful.

Believers are told to hold fast to God’s word and live out the examples Christ gave in the face of all sorts of adversity and resistance, which would include the loss of jobs and careers.

Have Phil Robertson’s First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and freedom of speech been violated? And is the suspension from the A&E show a violation of the law?

In fact, it is; and not even the LGBT with its emerging new favor among the fallen and fickle of the nation have the right to deny Robertson’s civil rights. This one should be tested in the courts, but not in the court of public opinion.

Should Phil turn over and die, or stand and fight this abuse of power fostered by the trends of the new left louses of lust and looseness?

Over nine million fans of “Duck Dynasty” will now have to submit to the collective spanking the LGBT (and others in the new school of law by sensitivities and trends) doles out for them until the matter is completely resolved.

Robertson’s comments were not made on his show, but were part of an interview with GQ magazine.

Phil is quoted for saying, “start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. – don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Robertson also said, “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

Let’s see. Robertson’s quoted the Bible accurately, he expressed a pretty logical analysis or exegesis of the scripture passage, and he was well within his First Amendment rights of expression.

For this, he is labeled a ‘homophobe’ and loses his job.

Did this happen in America?

Let’s rein this nonsense in. It is clearly time to admit that those throwing around the derogatory term ‘homophobe’ have become ‘truthophobes.’

The great moral decline the Bible warns about in the last days has a unique element to it. When homosexuality is addressed, it is followed by a warning that it is birthed by the effort to remove all the specifics about rampant immorality, not just from the scene, but from the very mind and consciences of all men.

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Ro 1: 28)

The LGBT and GLAAD have done a marvelous job of indoctrinating this weak-minded, pop culture-driven generation; but even they should pause and take a look at the Constitution of the United States because even in this troubled hour, the First Amendment is still there.

The Bible is still here as well, and it does not agree that gays were born that way. It does, however, intimate that they have got themselves a good helping of last days devils to promote their position in the public.

“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” (Rev 16: 13-14)

 

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Lies, Lawlessness, And License – The Obama Legacy?





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“The road to hell is paved with good intentions” – Unknown

Flanked by dutiful reporters, Barack Obama exclaimed to the American public on December 3, 2013, that as long he is President, the law (ObamaCare) will not be repealed. Adding defiance to the legacy of lies and lawlessness raises the all-important question – has the authority of the legislative and judicial branches of our government been nullified and concentrated from henceforth in the president? Isn’t that a dictatorship?

Entire websites are engaged in compiling accurate lists of Obama’s lies; but since everything he says is on public record, we already know that it wouldn’t require a forensic expert to prove he has repeatedly lied over the past five years.

His unilateral changes to ObamaCare have now raised a new concern – lawlessness. Could it be that the Harvard law professor does not know that only the legislature can modify laws they have previously passed? Or is it more likely that he just doesn’t care?

The attack on religious organizations and his pronouncement that same sex marriage is perfectly reasonable are summary proof that he acts from a position of license, rather than any commonly known system of morality.

Where is all this heading?

In a recent article on American Prophet.org, one of our contributing writers known only as “Prophecy Dude” said something that has been resonating with many across our nation. In an article entitled “Culture Change: Why is the US Military Getting a Makeover?”, Dude asks the question –

“Did Obama change this nation, or did he tap into a dam of inevitability and unleash what was already there? Is he timely in reflecting the accurate heart for where America was already headed? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”

As attitudes about morality change, and integrity is substituted for the loose idea of ‘live and let live,’ it is clear that Obama is tapping into the inevitability.

A prime example of what kind of water is in that dam can be seen in the remarks of leftist pundit and CNN columnist L Z Granderson who told audiences that all politicians lie, but Barack Obama’s lies are OK with Americans because we know he has our best interest at heart. Wow!

As the president jacks up the toxicity of the Kool Aid, there will always be those who understand that Obama’s lies are vested in his own interests – not ours. A far more important question is, what are we going to do about it?

Granderson’s philosophy and his mitigation for Barack Obama seem fully entrenched in the black community and among liberals and leftists. But for all those who haven’t, as yet, given up the freedom to think on their own, the idea that good intentions pave the way for gross lying, immorality, and bad legislation is fully unacceptable.

When carried to its furthest extreme, how does such a philosophy play out? Can we rob banks knowing that the end produces a fine cash flow we heretofore were without – thus justifying the means? Can we commit every crime, cheat, and live like animals as long as the end justifies the means?

That complacency gives rise to despots and dictators has long passed from theory to law in the historical record of nations. America is proving to be no exception to the rule. Only when people are jogged or jolted from their sleepy perches do they become interventional if not outright revolutionary.

Even as Obama goes on his twenty-one-day offensive and selling campaign for ObamaCare, about five million Americans have had their health care plans knocked out from under them. Many more are yet to be touched by the obsession of this president. Will that be enough? Will they act?

Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says the ObamaCare legislation is “broken beyond repair”; he also asserts that only a full repeal followed by a new bill can stop the confusion. The answer to McConnell from most of America is probably’ “OK –Let’s get cracking.”

In a scene much like a punching match between two adolescents, we are busy trying to decide who started it. Against overwhelming odds, Congress is squeezed between a liberal Senate and a leftist president as we try to hold off the flood waters of Obama’s broken dam until the 2014 midterm elections, which may bring the Senate back to the right. In the interim, millions are getting the feel for ObamaCare right where it counts – the wallet.

If we can’t knock the flute from the pied piper’s hand, how about a noise to counter his refrains, a deafening noise to drown out the piper’s melody.

If we act now, perhaps we will see the great Obama apology-tour return to where it ought to be – right here at home. We would accept an apology from this president for leading the nation to the place where we are a second-rate power in the world, and for giving our youth the worst example of lawlessness since the days of Al Capone.

The great King Solomon said in his lamentations – “To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.” (La 3: 36) How much approval can Barack Obama win from God or America for subverting an entire nation?

 

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Obama Leaves Another American Citizen Behind





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Pastor Saeed Abedini goes on languishing in an Iranian prison in poor health as President Barack Obama touts his peace plan with Iran to the public. The centrifuges have slowed, but the subterfuge is on the rise as Obama’s latest foreign policy farce is heralded as the best deal with Iran in a decade.

The nation and those who represent Saeed Abedini (Jay Sekulow from the American Center for Law and Justice) and the wife and children of Pastor Saeed have all been cast off like they meant no more to Barack Obama than a few good soldiers and an ambassador to Benghazi.

Now the miserable mess known as ObamaCare has been assuaged, or at least toned down as Obama makes swelling statements on how he and John Kerry have made history together.

Saeed was arrested after trying to start an orphanage in Iran and for supporting home-based Christian churches from 2000 – 2005. His only crime is practicing his Christian faith.

We can only wonder if he was a Muslim, if Barack Obama would work for his release. It seems easier day by day to see that those who say Barack Obama is a self-centered borderline narcissist are not using hyperbole to make their point.

Iran is probably laughing at Obama’s gullibility while the cries of Saeed’s children are heard daily in the Abedini household. Naghmeh Abedini, Saeed’s wife, has reported that his children are calling for him more than ever before, and now they are about to see another Christmas pass without the presence of their father.

Fox News reported Tuesday that Saeed’s name was never mentioned at the table with John Kerry and the Iranian officials.

Obama’s quest for a deal with a nation that has sworn death to all Americans looks like more pure nonsense from a leader who hasn’t done a significant thing for this nation since he took office. Now, rather than bowing to Saudi Kings, he is throwing decent American citizens to them in lieu of some leadership with some backbone (and at least a tacit showing of care for American citizens.)

Jay Sekulow says that Obama has clearly “betrayed” Pastor Abedini to gain a little recognition from a foreign policy move that has procured nothing for the U.S. or Israel and allows Iran to come out from the weight of severe sanctions at no cost to them.

Diverting the attention from the ObamaCare disaster and saving face for an otherwise miserable showing as commander in chief may seem like a pretty sharp move for a president who hasn’t much to brag about; but for many Americans, many Christians, and many ministers of the gospel, leaving Pastor Saeed behind without a word from Obama is an act of selfish cowardice.

Yes, we have always expected our president to wield the influence of his office on our behalf, and we always will. To the same degree that Mr. Obama is showing his pride for his feigned and fickle foreign policy achievement, we are feeling shame for his abandonment of yet another decent American citizen.

Hasn’t this president, who claims to be a Christian, ever read these word spoken by the great prophet Isaiah?

“Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.” (Isa 1: 17)

 

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Obama: Don’t Listen to Anyone but Me!





It had to happen.

After every victory, Barack Obama not only gloats; but in very vindictive and overt ways, he rubs it in the face of those he thinks he has trumped. He has gone above and beyond just ridiculing those who wanted to defund ObamaCare with advice for all Americans to stop listening to other Americans!

In a very Hitlerian kind of admonishment, he said we should all stop listening to radio hosts, bloggers, and talking heads and just help him to get on with his plan to save the economy, jobs et al.

It is abundantly clear that Mr. Obama has been skipping the blogs and most likely not tuning in Savage or Rush. He also has probably not visited one of the sites that keep the ongoing record of his open and public lies.

No doubt he missed WND’s article of October 18 by Joseph Farah, entitled simply, ‘The Lies of Obama.’ No doubt he missed the video at examiner.com called ‘Top 25 ‘laws of the land’ under attack by Obama,” or Examiner’s even more scathing piece called, ‘Top 50 reasons people keep comparing Obama to Hitler.’

Should the ‘Audacity of Hope’ have been titled “The Audacity of Listening to Someone Else Besides Me”? Should all the trusted voices and opposing sides just be ignored? Should we ignore our preachers and prophets, politicians and pundits, and financial analysts who are predicting a financial Armageddon?

Will we now join with the Chinese government that warns and arrests bloggers for creating alleged ‘rumors’ about the communist leaders or their policies? How long will it be before we can simply round up all the opposing voices and have them all disappear into internment camps or worse? Sound impossible? Have you watched the video?

Are those articles about Obama’s narcissism and megalomania that once seemed extravagant and a bit too extreme coming home to roost in the land of reality?

When will a full scale crackdown begin? Can we expect that soon Sean Hannity will be pulled off his TV set and slapped in handcuffs for disagreeing with the ‘anointed one?’

Is it a Biblical principle at work? In the Bible, evil rulers were allowed to go on for a very long time; Pharaoh, Ahab, Jezebel, and others were oppressive for longer than most people wanted to believe. The principle is simple: the leader’s judgment is sure, but time is needed to gather together the followers. Those of like mind are pulled together for the final outcome of their decline and foolishness, and then they are all thrust into the same confusion at once.

Elijah the prophet had to flee from the antics of both Jezebel and Ahab; but when their end came, all those who followed them and their trusty prophets (mouthpieces) were dealt with just as severely. (2 Kings 9: 1f)

When the financial collapse of America comes, will the left-leaning media come to Obama’s side with help? Don’t count on it – they will abandon him like the plague; and the voices that we were told not to listen to will return to favor overnight. Although by then, it may be far too late.

Men and women with integrity and love of country are all calling for reason to prevail – Obama is calling for them to be silenced. He is asking us to willingly ignore those voices and hear only his – yes, this does sound very much like that German man who tore both his own nation and the entire world to pieces before anyone could see that his voice was the last one anyone should have been heeding.

When the last and final despot (Antichrist) comes to rule the emerging and long awaited New World Order, the great harvest comes all at once. An entire chapter of Revelation is engaged to describe that final harvest of souls. It is not a pretty site, but it is universal. Leaders and followers are gathered together, to wit:

“And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.” (Rev 14: 18, 19)

How this crowd got to the dreaded place of judgment described in this passage was simple–they listened to the wrong voices. It started with enthusiasm for a new leader; went to a call for political correctness; and then capitulated to strong enforcement, fear, and intimidation. Soon, it became the law; the rest is history.

Is the U.S. about to become history?

 

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