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Scaremongers


Fall-2The terrorist attacks in Paris, France and Bamako, Mali were barbaric, heinous crimes against humanity. I condemn the perpetrators and those who find pleasure in twisting and indoctrinating young minds to do evil.

Still, even though the USA is thousands of miles away, it feels like the terrorists have struck the homeland again. Everyone seems frenzied by fear.

But that’s because professional scaremongers have chosen to spread fear instead of speaking life to the wounded and give comfort to those who have lost their loved ones.

Surprisingly, some of those spreading fear are people who aspire to become President of this great country–along with a few unscrupulous lawmakers. Some of which have worked long and hard to make it difficult for the terrorists to strike the homeland like they did on 911.

Naturally, in time such as this people need good strong leadership to quiet their spirit and calm their nerves. Instead, bluster and empty rhetoric are what some people choose to offer.

The beloved FDR would have loved this moment, not for the unpleasant occurrences in France and Mali, but the opportunity to give comfort to those who need it. Furthermore, we have not had a major terrorist attack since 911.

FDR became president when the depression reached its depth. But he stepped up to the plate and provided solid leadership. Here is a popular quote taking from his opening remarks at his first inauguration: This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”.

So, those who seek to spread fear for political gain, remember this, “Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverb 18:21). “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shall be justified, and by thy word thou shall be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-37).

Do not be misled—you cannot mock God.


A couple days ago I stumbled upon a very disturbing post on the Patheos website, titled, “Why I broke up with Jesus.” The author, Neil Carter is a former church elder; and now an apparent atheist, tried his darnedest to make fun of Jesus. He stated that there were many reasons for the brake up, but one of the  main ones was Jesus wouldn’t return his calls. And since he could not get in touch with Jesus, he asked some of Jesus’ friends to explain. In essence, the purpose of Mr. Carter’s ridiculous post is to deny Jesus’ existence. But God is not mocked. Jesus says,

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32-33).

However, aside from the author’s ridiculousness, I was flabbergasted by most of the answers the so-called friends of Jesus gave him. Obviously, none of these people have any knowledge of how God works. Job 33:14 says, “For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceives it not.”

Here are some excerpts from the post:

“About five years ago, I broke up with Jesus. Recently someone asked me why. There were plenty of reasons but one of the main ones was that he wouldn’t return my calls.

Since I couldn’t get in touch with him, I asked some of his friends to explain to me why he wouldn’t get back to me, but their answers were never helpful.  Each one had a different explanation and none of them really made me feel any better:

  • Some said he heard my messages but didn’t answer because what I wanted wasn’t the same as what he wanted, and he only answers calls he already agrees with.  Huh.  Okay.
  • Some told me he might not have liked my tone of voice.  Maybe I wasn’t asking for him to call me in the right way?  I dunno.
  • One guy said that Jesus would only answer me as long as I had no doubts that he would answer; but if I doubted, then he wouldn’t.  That sounded kind of sketchy.
  • Some said it was because he wasn’t ready to answer me—the timing wasn’t right somehow.  I wonder how many years you’re supposed to wait before you can conclude the other person has moved on?
  • Others said sometimes he doesn’t answer just because he wants to see how long people will go without an answer before they give up.  That sounds kind of…schmucky…if you ask me.
  • Finally, one guy informed me I shouldn’t expect an answer at all.  Like, maybe it was wrong for me to want for him to actually communicate with me.  Or if he did communicate with me, it would be telepathically through other people who wouldn’t necessarily even know they were communicating on his behalf.  I just don’t even know what to say to that.

Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godlessindixie/2014/11/10/why-i-broke-up-with-jesus/#ixzz3JBnqvuiQ