This video made me weep.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
In times of crisis it is crucial that you have a correct understanding of "the first principles of the oracles of God, " or who God is, what He does, and what He doesn't do. If your view of the heavenly Father is skewed or incorrect you will find yourself struggling to explain the character of The Father to those around you who desperately need answers. Crisis/hard situations requires real teeth to "chew through" and understand. If you have not been "exercising your spiritual senses/teeth" you will find yourself turning to someone else to chew it for you (GROSS!) or perhaps buying spiritual false teeth (have fun with that).For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:12-14 (NKJV)
A little background history on this post: Several years ago I saw the last image in this set and I distinctly remember being rather surprised by it. A few months ago I saw the next-to-last image in this set and immediately I remembered the first one. The irony of the parallels here were too humorous for me to ignore.What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9
investors and speculatorsetc...
the Constitution ratified by the people of the States and the one promulgated by federal judges
a “conservative” and a conservative
public life informed by Christianity and politicized churchmen
Syed Fahad Hashmi is a U.S. citizen, but his government has violated every right guaranteed to him by the Constitution. The U.S. government, in violation of U.S. law, is also subjecting Hashmi to psychological torture known as extreme sensory deprivation. The bogus “evidence” against him is classified and denied to him. Like Joseph K. in Kafka’s The Trial, Hashmi is under arrest on secret evidence. As the case against him is unknown or nonexistent, defense is impossible.I have at least a basic understanding of the threat of Radical Muslims and their stated purpose to destroy our country. I have been to Africa. I have seen the hatred for America ("The Great Satan") and the western world. But while I believe that there is a physical and spiritual war of civilizations going on right now, I am compelled to stand for liberty and the oppressed. Thomas Paine rightly stated, “He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”