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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Blog Issues

Hey folks:

Just wanted to let y'all know, I deleted the last two posts. Something was in the html (I think) that was messing my blog up.
I'm trying to change some things right now, adding some new stuff, etc. Y'all may have noticed the new look, I'm just fine tuning it, so please give me your feedback.

I'll try to get those last two posts up after I change some things.

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Obama On The National Anthem

I found this interesting article the other day.

A few of his comments:
The anthem itself conveys a warlike message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all, it should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song "I'd like to Teach the World to Sing". If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.

And to that I say... how about Dixie, folks?

If that were our anthem, I know I'd salute it!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Death Of A Tyrant

Henry VIII of England died on this day in 1547. He was best known for creating the Anglican Church, or Church of England, and his opposition to the Reformation. Henry did his best to drive out all of the Protestants and was responsible for many of their deaths, including that of William Tyndale. Henry's son, Edward VI, assumed the throne.

Edward was a Godly man and did all in his power to further the effects of the Reformation, but with the exception of Edward and his successor, Lady Jane Grey, all of the Tudors and Stuarts who ruled Great Britain were great tyrants.

Why were they so opposed to the Reformation?
Because the basic presupposition of the Reformation was that Jesus Christ is Lord of all. That's what all the great reformers taught, but when we study the beliefs of all the Tudors and Stuarts, we find that their presupposition is called the "Divine Right of Kings". Basically, the Divine Right of Kings is the idea that since God has given authority to the king, the king's word is law. They demand unconditional obedience and they hated the reformers because the reformers continually posed the question: what if the king requires us to do that which is contrary to the law of God?

That's a good question. What will we do when our leader requires us to disobey the law of God?

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Vanity, All Is Vanity

One thing that just drives me nuts, is the continued stupidity of liberals like Nancy Pelosi!

Here she's trying to show how the democrats are working with the republicans in a "bipartisan" operation to get the bailout passed.

It would seem to me that if we were logically, and genuinely, trying fix our problems, we'd look to history for an example to follow. History shows that when communism takes over a country, that country declines morally, politically, and economically.

One plus one equals two.

It's that simple.

If we are honestly trying to fix the problem, why do that which only aggravates the problem further?

Here's a poem I found in Imprisoned for Conscience Sake. I don't know who wrote it, but I think it's very appropriate, considering our current situation.

Ye who surround, and guide the State,
Does justice on your councils wait?
Ye judges with impartial laws,
Does truth maintain the righteous cause?

Oh how perverse mankind has grown!
Your hearts the deeds of mischief own;
Your lawless minds, and fearless hand
Spread acts of rapine thro' the land.

The Lord the lion's teeth shall break,
And from his mouth the grinders shake;
Their life-like running streams shall flow,
Or snap like arrows in the bow.

So shall the astonished world declare,
The just a sure reward shall share;
Yes, there's a God whom men shall know-
The judge of all the earth below.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Anniversay Of Roe V. Wade

On this day in 1973 it became legal to murder children. This is one of the truest marks of a society that has utterly forsaken God. They kill their young.
Since that time, America has gone downhill socially, politically, and morally. There comes a time when a civilization becomes so technologically advanced, it becomes barbaric again. Just because we have ipods, computers, cell phones, etc., doesn't mean that we have reached the height of greatness.
I can only imagine what our forefathers must be thinking. This country that was founded on God's word is killing it's heritage, and is defended by women.

Now we are experiencing the effects of abortion on our economy, because the generations of people that would be stimulating the economy were aborted.

Thous shalt not kill. Exodus 20:13

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3

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Post- Inagauration Post

Well, people..... Barack Obama is our president!

The commander in chief.

A huge responsibility now rests on his shoulders. He took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, though whether or not he will abide by that oath is another question altogether. His past history certainly doesn't make me hopeful. The inauguration itself was really very saddening to me. I really couldn't believe all of those people out there cheering for Obama were so deceived to think that he is the answer to all of our problems. I enjoyed the song by John Williams, which you can view here if you haven't heard it already.
The main problem I had with the whole thing was the fact that $150,000,000 of taxpayer money was used for the inauguration. And that was just for the Washington inauguration! The Birmingham inauguration party cost about $50,000 of taxpayer money. No telling how many millions of dollars were spent across the country in "celebration".

And the economy continues to decline.

But our God is in heaven: he does whatsoever he will.- Psalm 115:3

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Neat Song!

I really enjoy instrumental medleys.

Especially fiddle tunes on the banjo!
Did you ever meet Garry Owen, Uncle Joe? is one I heard the other day by Bela Fleck (my favorite banjo player). You can listen to the entire song on rhapsody.
Here's a portion of it:

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Standing Like A Stonewall

If Stonewall Jackson could see the sorry condition of our country today, all he would say is "I told you so".

The birthdate of Thomas J. Jackson is somewhat disputed, the physician putting the time as a little before midnight on the 20th, but the family staunchly believes he was born on the 21st. I have absolutley no angle on this, but I would like to acknowledge his birthday on inagauration day.

Jackson was born in 1824, in what is modern day West Virginia. Since his service in the army during the Mexican war, he had been a strong union man. But when the Lincoln administration issued the call for 75,000 troops to put down the "rebellion", Jackson was one of the first to offer his services to his country. He quickly established himself as a capable combat leader at the battle of 1st Manassas.

His theology is evident in the way he fought. A Presbyterian, Jackson waged an unrelenting and destructive campaign against the Yankees during the rest of his life. When he died, as a result of wounds from his own men, the hope of a new nation, based on the principles of the original United States, died with him.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

A Christian Gentleman

On this day in 1807, Robert E. Lee was born. His legacy as a great tactician and a Godly man is remembered to this day. Over 200 years after the war, Lee's name remains (mostly) untarnished.
From the time he became the Confederate commander to this day, he has been a Godly example and inspiration for many young men like myself. I appreciate Lee's reconciliatory attitude toward the North. He refused to show bitterness even though he suffered so much.
But Lee's strength was also his greatest weakness. Raised in the chivalrous South, his presuppositions of war were drastically different than reality. He did not understand why the Yankees continually came back for more after suffering terrible defeats. Lee assumed that, as was the case in "gentleman's war", when one side was beaten, they acknowledged defeat, both parties shook hands and went their ways. He never realized the true reasons for the war until after he surrendered. At a meeting with former Southern leaders after the war, he said this to the former governor of Texas:

If I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me. Had I foreseen the results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in this right hand.

As we learn from the mistakes of our predecessors, this is one error we should never repeat. When we pick up the sword in defense of Christ's covenant, we do not sheathe it until the enemy is completely and utterly destroyed.

No quarter to the enemies of Christ's dominion over every area of life.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Israeli Prime Minister Should Be Declared A War Criminal"

According to the Bolivian president.

"The Israeli government's crimes affect global stability and peace and have returned the world to the worst stage of crimes against humanity that we hadn't seen except in World War II and in the last years in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda".

It was the terrorists that started this war. Israel invaded Gaza in a kind of "defensive offense", if you will. Most people seem to think that if Israel wasn't attacking the Muslims this war would stop.
Wrong. That would merely free up the terrorists to attack other the United States!

There are several things not being taken into consideration here. First of all, no matter how hard the Muslims try, the people of Israel will never be destroyed. The Lord has promised blessing on the descendants of Abraham (Genesis 15). Even when God sought to destroy the Israelites, He remembered the covenant He made with Abraham (Exodus 32:9-14). Secondly, for at least three thousand years there has been war between the children of Isaac and the children of Ishmael. This conflict was ordained by God (Genesis 16:12).

No matter what the Bolivian president says, or what the UN does, God word will come to pass.

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That's Two Too Many!

Like many of you, I was shocked to hear people call Barack Obama the "Messiah", and really mean it. Calling any thing God created by one of God's names is blasphemy and idolatry. This really just goes to show how far our nation has fallen. Not only have we forsaken God's law and blatantly disobeyed it, we set one of His creatures on the pedestal intended only for the Lord Himself!

Fast forward to a couple of days ago...

We returned from our annual trip to the local thrift store where dad bought a book entitled The Civil War, by Robert Paul Jordan. Now, I have not read this book all the way through, yet I could tell it had a northern slant. I flipped open to a picture of Lincoln touring the destroyed city of Richmond. He was surrounded by African American admirers (worshipers?). The caption under the picture read:
On April 4, Lincoln went through the streets of the defeated, ruined Capital and heard himself called "Messiah" by rejoicing Negroes.

Allow me to point out that Obama, as well as Lincoln, hail from the state of Illinois.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Defiance: A Review

I had done an earlier post on the book this movie is based on here.

Defiance dramatizes the story of the Bielski Partisans during the Second World War. The Bielskis were three brothers, of Polish/ Jewish descent, whose parents were killed by the Nazis. After the death of his parents, Tuvia, the eldest son, determines to save as many Jews from the holocaust as he possibly can. By the end of the war, he had saved over 1,200 lives.

I personally enjoyed the film but, due to the R rating, I do not recommend that this movie be watched as a family. Disgustingly, the language is horrific and there are two scenes that need to be skipped.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Our Visit To The Creation Museum

One of our Christmas gifts this year was a trip to the Creation Museum in Hebron, Kentucky.
It was absolutely incredible!
The unashamedly Christian bias of the museum was very refreshing! I especially appreciated the strong emphasis that was placed on the Dominion Mandate and the revelation of the progressive attacks on God's Word throughout history. We had the opportunity to see Buddy Davis in concert. He was pretty funny and had a wonderful singing voice.Michael examines the exterior model of the ark. The life-like historical scenes and scale models were very interesting.

The entire museum was a class act. We were very surprised and had a wonderful time! Thanks mom and dad!

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Annoucing: Christians At The Crossroads Conference

2009 will certainly be a year of many crossroads. Compromise plagues us at every turn. We need to turn to the Lord for guidance and encouragement. Right at the beginning of the new year is a good time to come together to seek counsel with like minded families and the Christians at the Crossroads conference is one of the best places to do it.
Mr. Geoff Botkin, the primary speaker, teaches passionately how we are to view modern day culture- as at war with God, and will offer many valuable insights into what our course of action should be in the upcoming years.

Hope to see y'all there!

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