We say the enemy is defeated but the Truth is he has never been in the competition.
The reason many people are deceived in this day and time is because there are so many Pastors and so-called spiritual leaders that are saying the same things and acting in the same way with big money and large followings that people are deceived into thinking their words are of God Jehovah… and if others contradict their words by speaking the Truth, they simply say they are being Hated on or others are simply Jealous of them for their accomplishments??
Trust me, there is no Need to Hate on the Temporary wealth of this world because its only Temporary… the Wealth of God Jehovah is Everlasting and will be with you after you Die… you can’t take the Treasury of this World with you after Death……thats why the bible says what would it profit a man to gain the world, yet Lose ones Soul…
Every belief that citizens try to express politically is rooted in some philosophy or religion or some set of assumptions about society and its
well-being. They do not come from out of nowhere. Religiously-based convictions about society and morality are as legitimate as those that spring from non-religious philosophies. Hence, Christians, Muslims, or Jews may seek to get laws passed that are rooted in their religious convictions. Such laws are appropriate as long as they have a secular purpose and do not constitute an establishment of religion.
Whether these laws are wise or worthy of enactment must be judged by whether they promote the common good as judged by national values not by the fact that they are or are not rooted in the religious faith of those who support them.
A religious foundation is neither required not forbidden. Neither secular humanism nor religious faith is privileged in this regard. Ideally and in principle, religious believers should not seek to get laws passed on religious grounds but because they express the values of the secular society. These norms and goals are defined by the founding documents and cultural traditions as they have come to be embedded in the common life. For example, if people of faith want to crusade for universal health coverage, e. g., they should argue for the policy not because the Bible or the Pope authorizes it or because God wills it but because it promotes “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” and because Congress is constitutionally permitted to spend money to provide for the “general welfare.”
Likewise, religious groups that seek to outlaw racial or gender discrimination should make their case on the claim that it would be good for society as a whole not on the fact that it is authorized by their religious faith. In practical terms, however, if believers feel that distinguishing between the religious
basis and the political implications of their faith is an intolerable splitting of a unitary set of beliefs, then let them act accordingly. If people actually
convince other voters to support legislation because the Bible, the Pope, Buddhist teachings, the Koran, or church doctrine mandates it, not much can be done about it except to make an effort to persuade them that there is a better way.
TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We cannot determine or control the reasons why people vote or support the policies they do or prevent them from convincing others to do the same. In the voting booth citizens are a law unto themselves. They can vote for whatever or whoever they want for any reason that motivates them. It is pointless to demand purity of principle on this matter. Voters act out of prejudice, self-interest, racial identity, ignorance, and for all sorts of other good and bad reasons, including their religious beliefs, philosophical commitments, and a devotion to justice based on American principles. Let us be realists about the matter.
Democracy is an untidy, often VERY messy, matter…..IF you do not believe me… look at AMERCIA! Ugghhhhh……
The people can do what they want restrained only by Constitutional mandates. But it is better when acting politically in the public arena for believers to translate religiously-based beliefs into the traditions, language, and values of the secular order. This is called for as a matter of principle. It is advisable pragmatically as well, since the tying of policy or voting explicitly to the tenets of a particular
religion, denomination, or sect may repel large number of voters and hinder rather than further the cause.
I love Politics AND History……………
I’ve had some good days
I’ve had some hills to climb
I’ve had some weary days
And lonely nights
But when I look around
And I think things over
All of my good days
They out weigh my bad days
So I won’t complain
Sometimes the clouds are low, I can hardly see the road.. I ask the question Lord, Lord, why Lord why… Why, why, why so much pain?
But the Lord knows what’s best for me, Although my weary eyes; Oh they can’t see.. So I’ll just say thank you Lord
Thank you Lord
Thank you Lord
I won’t complain
God has been good to me! He’s been so good to me! More than this world could ever be!
He’s been so good
He’s been so good
He’s been so good… To me
He dried all of my tears away… Turned my midnights into day…. So I’ll just say thank you Lord.. through all of my heartaches
Thank you Lord Through all of my trials…. Thank you Lord… I been misunderstood… But thank you Lord… Even been lied on
But thank you Lord!!!! Body wretched with pain, But thank you Lord! Bills were due and Don’t know where the money is coming from
But thank you Lord, thank you Lord
Thank you Lord………………I won’t complain
1. The Law of God Speaks Against it:
Leviticus 18:22, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
Deuteronomy 23:17, “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.”
2. Biblical History Speaks Against it:
Genesis 19:4-12, “But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:”
Genesis 19:23-28, “The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD: And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.”
Make sure that the information that you have is WORTH a bargaining chip!!! LOL
I was able to get my son to sweep ALL the floors in the house and I ONLY HAD TO ASK HIM 1 TIME!!! Other than that, this photo was going to find “itself” into his friends bin while he was at summer camp! Talk about being embarrassed!
LOL – I would NOT have ever done anything like that to him.. BUT he did not know that! Therefore, that is how and why it is called blackmail!
What we parents have to go through with and for our wonderful kids these days! LOL