POSTS WORTH READING — September 8, 2014

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  • Scottish independence: how would Scotland defend itself? (www.theguardian.com) – The focus here how Scotland would extricate itself from the United Kingdom without rendering itself defenseless. That is not as nutty a concern as it might sound to some. One of the reasons the founders of this nation formed the United State was to prevent the states from fighting each other. Now we expect two Peoples, intricately connected to each other to disentangle without a fuss.           :lol:         Let’s just pray it stays funny.
  • Stakes are high for jobs and industry (www.eveningtimes.co.uk) – Here the concern is jobs and money in the UK’s defense industry.

Frankly, I don’t think either of the two articles above illustrates just how insane this breakup would be. Relative to the United States, the UK is already poor, and this childish behavior will only make matters worst.

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A BIBLE STUDY: ARE CHRISTIANS SUPPOSE TO LOVE EVERYONE THE SAME WAY? — PART 3

bibleIn A BIBLE STUDY: ARE CHRISTIANS SUPPOSE TO LOVE EVERYONE THE SAME WAY? — PART 1, we considered the question presented by the title of the post, and we listed alternatives. Here was the first.

Jesus wants us to love everyone.

Does Jesus want us to love everyone? Perhaps, but we don’t seem to be capable of such a thing. How could we love each individual in this world with the type of love the Greeks called agape (See A BIBLE STUDY: ARE CHRISTIANS SUPPOSE TO LOVE EVERYONE THE SAME WAY? — PART 2 for a discussion of the different types of love.)?

Dr. J. Vernon McGee, famed for his Thru The Bible series, did not teach we should love everyone. In 1 John McGee states that clearly. Check out McGee’s notes on 1 John. They are quite detailed and worth reviewing.

Why did the Apostle John write 1 John? He explains in the last chapter.

1 John 5:13 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Thus, McGee said that 1 John explains what it means to be a Christian and how to know that we have eternal life. Who and how we love is one of the ways we know. Consider this passage.

1 John 3:4-10 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

Who must we love? We must love our brothers and sisters. Who are our brothers and sisters? Our brothers and sisters obey the commandments of God (1 John 2:1-5). Our brothers and sisters are the children of God.

In his commentary on 1 John 4:1-6 (McGee’s notes), McGee observes the following about false teachers.

“Test the spirits” is prove the spirits. Love can become rather mushy and sentimental. Paul prayed that “love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment” (Philippians 1:9). The so-called “love” of liberals slops over on all sides. There are many false teachers that the child of God should avoid as he does a rattlesnake. These false teachers are inspired by evil spirits that deny the incarnation of Christ and all His work of redemption that flows from it. The evil spirit denies the Person of Christ and His work. This is the final test. The evil spirit resists and opposes Christ. This is the spirit of Antichrist (see 1 John 2:22).

In a later notation, McGee specifically says the false teachers are “not to be loved.” Why would McGee say something like that? Consider this passage from Hebrews 10.

Hebrews 10:26-31 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29 of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

We must love God above all else. When someone speaks ill of the One we love, are we suppose to love that person? Not likely. Pity is perhaps the best we can do. Therefore, it seems Jesus does not expect us to love everyone.

To be continued

 

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THE OPEN-ENDED COST OF FORCING YOUR NEIGHBORS TO BE CHARITABLE

Here is what immigration is suppose to look like.

Here is what immigration is suppose to look like.

A little background

Anyone with half a brain now knows that as a practical matter President Obama is not making a serious effort to discourage illegal immigration. Supposedly, we are waiting for him to declare a grand amnesty (see here). Yet as the border patrol is morphing into a babysitting service and a transit hub for illegal immigrants (see here, here, and here), our southern border slowly loses relevance. We have in effect a de facto amnesty.

What is key to Obama’s success in perpetrating and continuing this de facto amnesty? He requires nothing more than our dependable guilt, ignorance, and confusion. We feel guilty about the poverty. We don’t know what is going on, and we have elected too many public officials who either don’t want to do anything or don’t know what to do.

Nevertheless, illegal immigration can destroy our nation. Look at California.  Isn’t that state once again leading the way (see here and here).

A small example

Here is a small example from one of the local papers in Prince William County. One of our neighboring counties managed to use zoning regulations to forestall plans by Youth For Tomorrow (YFT), a faith-based organization that helps troubled children, for an expansion.

The YFT homes in Fauquier County would have housed eight children each, plus caretakers.

Although YFT says that it provides teachers and education to their residents, many public school systems across the nation are preparing to take in an influx of immigrants.

Assistant Superintendent for Student and Special Education Services for Fauquier County Public Schools Frank Finn said that the Virginia Department of Education released a document on Monday advising public schools how to handle the enrollment of immigrants.

“We just found out that we have to treat these children as we do under the McKinney-Vento Act,” said Finn.

That means that public schools in Virginia must immediately enroll the “unaccompanied alien children” into the school systems without any documentation.

“This is going to put a real burden on school divisions to accommodate these children,” said Finn.  (from here)

Because of their “generosity” with other people’s money, the Obama administration has multiplied the burden on our public school system all across the nation.

Why is this happening?

Consider the primary reason any people need a government. We want a government to protect our rights. We want honest government officials with enough power to stop bad people from killing, abusing, and robbing their fellow citizens. We also need an army with enough power to protect us from warlike Peoples.

Unfortunately, we have given our public officials the power to redistribute our wealth. So instead of protecting our property, they tax us and then they give some of our money away to buy votes. And now they are even going so far as to import “voters” from the poor nations nearby.

YFT, of course, receives plenty of Federal dollars. The article cited above mentions over 16 million in Federal grants. That doesn’t make YFT the villain, but it does create a situation wherein YFT also has a conflict of interest. We all know these children are here illegally. In fact, it is both dangerous and immoral for officials of our government officials to lure children across the border with taxpayer-funded benefits. Yet now YFT has a dilemma. When YFT receives money from our government, they help the children that are already here, but by doing so they help to serve as a magnet for still more children to illegally cross the border. Do you want to fund a charity that participates in that sort of thing? I won’t.

What about our own children? 

Are you a hardworking American? What about your own children? What we are doing is condemning our children to support people who are being taught to think the “world” (that is those children you are teaching to work) owes them something.

We have a right to let our own hearts bleed for the poor and the impoverished. We each have a responsibility to dip into our wallets to help the needy, but when we give government officials the power to redistribute the wealth we steal from each other, and we enslave the slowly dwindling population who is still willing to work.

Related news

  • ‘Secretive’ Government Move Relocates a Bit of the Border Crisis to a Virginia Suburb (virginiafreecitizen.com) – This article observes yet one more example of how the most transparent administration in history is being opaque. The article did, however, contain this interesting tidbit.

    Through its Office of Refugee Resettlement, HHS awards grants to a network of nonprofits across the country, many of them faith-based, to operate temporary shelters for immigrant children.

    Aiming to increase its capacity, the refugee office on Aug. 5 closed an application process to award another $350 million in grants to nonprofits.

    That money will be distributed among the 60 nonprofits that win the grants and the opportunity to house children for 36 months.

  • Illegal immigrant children get first-class treatment at taxpayers’ expense (www.washingtontimes.com) – Here we observe the ease with one can be generous with other people’s money.
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Dear Muslims: Which “House” is America to you?

Citizen Tom:

Here is a reblog of an article written by Amil Imani.

http://www.amilimani.com/dear-muslims-which-house-is-america-to-you-3/

Islam is both a religion and a political system. To practice Islam is to believe the Koran, to believe Muhammad was Allah’s prophet. Can one believe the Koran and remain at peace with non-Muslims? Where Muslims exist in large numbers, history suggests non-Muslims will be relentlessly persecuted. Hence, Amil Imani asks his question.

Originally posted on The Conservative Citizen:

- by Amil Imani -

People are familiar with Islam’s classification of the world into the Dar-ul-Solh, the house of peace, meaning the house of Islam-and the Dar-ul-Harb-the house of war, meaning the house of non-Islam. Ironically, the self-proclaimed house of peace, from its early years, has waged war against the house of war.

Also there is a little-known third “house” according to Islam-Dar-ul-Aman, the non-Islam house of safety where Muslims find refuge. We already know which of the three houses America is to Al Qaeda, the Iranian mullahs, the Taliban, the Muslims Brotherhood and their ilk. We are posing this question to the rank and file Muslims, particularly to the arrivals of recent years who are finding refuge in the non-Islamic world, including the United States of America:

Which house America is to you?

America and other welcoming and generous non-Islam Dar-ul-Aman have given you refuge with opportunities for…

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POSTS WORTH READING — August 31, 2014

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Since the “Posts I Like” widget works so poorly, I have given up on it. Instead, I will just try to post links to what I think is worth reading once a week.

So here goes.

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