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Why Has America Lost Its Soul?

Posted by Job on April 5, 2009

MSNBC.com asks Has America become numb to tragedy?. (And this article actually only focuses on gun crimes, so it leaves out things like a brother stabbing his two sisters to death.) Well, I say turn to Matthew 24, the prophecy of the last days of Jesus Christ, and pay attention to verse 12: And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. That means that as the time of the return of Jesus Christ draws nearer, the sinful conditions of the world is going to become so pronounced that people will simply not care about even heinous crimes committed against large numbers of innocent people on a routine basis.

I suppose now would be a good time to run through the usual laundry list of social and cultural ills: economic problems, political and corporate corruption, capricious wars, disrespect of parents and authority, rampant fornication and homosexuality, violence in the media, and abortion. And yes, I am certain that dark powers, evil spirits, are afoot. But the root cause of this is a church in America that no longer stands for the Jesus Christ of the Bible.  

This is not a problem of a lack of values. It is a lack of the gospel being preached, and the gospel being lived by so many of the professed Christians in this country. Refer to the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 5:13: Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Now is not the time to point the finger at the other guy. No talking about the problems with this pastor over here or the doctrinal problems of this movement over there. No, this starts with the man in the mirror. Point the finger at yourself. How does YOUR life measure up against the standards of holy living set forth in the Sermon on the Mount, 1 Corinthians 15, the book of Ephesians, and elsewhere in scripture? I am not talking about religious standards or cultural/moral standards, but the actual requirements of scripture.

It measures up pretty well? OK, if you say so, fine. That is between you and God, and He will be the judge of that. But that’s you. What about everyone else? When was the last time you told someone else about Jesus Christ? I have to say that if I look at you as a number and judge you based on statistics, chances are it has been quite awhile, because studies show that over 95% of “evangelical Christians” never actually evangelize anybody. Based on Barna, Pew, and the other folks who put out these studies on religious behaviors and attitudes, 9 out of 10 Christians don’t even tell their friends, neighbors, and coworkers about Jesus Christ, let alone go door to door or stand out on street corners handing out tracts.

This is no surprise.  97% of Christians, including evangelicals, don’t even regularly serve in their local congregations. In virtually every church in America, no matter how large or small, the work is done by 3% to 10% of the congregation. The teaching, preaching, worship, administration, edification etc. is done by those few. The rest just show up as if they are going to a movie, baseball game, or super market or something. Now much attention is given to the crisis that the vast majority of children raised in evangelical Christian homes leave those churches never to return once they reach adulthood and leave these homes, but since 90% to 97% of the people in these homes never brings the gospel of Jesus Christ to sinners and never even serves their fellow believers in their local fellowship halls, were the homes that these children are leaving ever Christian to begin with? How can you lose something that you never had? How you leave something behind that you were never actually in to begin with?

Oh, you might take your kids to church every Sunday, buy them the merchandise from the Christian bookstores, send them to the camps and trips, get them the purity rings and have them sign the pledges, but if you aren’t spreading the gospel or serving in your local congregation, what evidence is there that you are really in the faith, and therefore have a Christian home for your child to leave? This isn’t about your culture and values, this is about your standing before a holy righteous God that demands obedience to the plan of salvation and the plan for worship and living that He left recorded in the Bible! When James wrote not once but three times (James 2:17James 2:20James 2:26) who do you think that he was talking to? Atheists? Mormons? Muslims? Hindus? Jehovah’s Witnesses? Jews? No … James wasn’t talking to THEM. He was talking to ME.

That’s right. I didn’t say YOU. I said ME. Why? Because as I said earlier, this isn’t about talking about the speck in the other guy’s eye. It is about the log in the eye of the guy looking at YOU in the MIRROR. If 90%, 95%, 97% or what have you depending on the survey do not share the gospel and do not serve in their local churches, why do we expect anything else but a nation filled with perversion, hate and violence? Who do you expect the blame to fall on? Sinners? Come on! How else do you expect them to act? They’re sinners and they are going to sin! The sinners are not the salt of the earth, the ones who have the light of Jesus Christ that is supposed to shine and overcome the darkness. That is the job of Christians! That is the job of ME!

The blame is on Christians. It is the Christians that are supposed to be out there turning the other cheek, helping the poor, taking care of the orphans, showing mercy to prostitutes and adulterous women (well if we care so much about abortion, who do you think is getting them?), befriending tax collectors, visiting the prisoners and all the things that Jesus Christ did and commanded. Those are the sick people that need a doctor, remember? It is Christians that are supposed to go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. It is Christians who are supposed to know better because of Jesus Christ and are supposed to be empowered to do better because of the Holy Spirit and supposed to want to do better because of a burning zeal to glorify God the Father. It is Christians that are supposed to be rising early, staying up late, and getting up in the middle of the night praying, fasting, interceding so that this cloud of evil, violence, and wickedness passes from this land. 

Christians need to get reacquainted with the Apocalypse of John, better known as the Book of Revelation. That book is all about judgment, the wrath of God that falls upon the hard hearted, the stiff – necked, the proud, and the disobedient. And guess what? This judgment doesn’t start with the world, the sinners. No, this judgment starts in the church. So many of us like to read Revelation 1 about the glorious awesome Jesus Christ, skip on over to Revelation 4 and thereafter where it begins to talk about how the wicked rulers, nations, and people of the world are going to be judged, and in the process completely ignore Revelation 2 and 3, as if that isn’t talking about US.

It is US, people in the church, that Jesus Christ tells “Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” It is US that Jesus Christ warns “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.” It is US that Jesus Christ warns “Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.” It is US that Jesus Christ warns “Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” It is US that Jesus Christ warns “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

All those warnings of judgment. All of those calls to repent. Not a single one was directed towards the world. ALL were directed towards the church. You know what else is traditionally regarded as being aimed at the world that is actually towards the church? The famous Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” That is taken to be a classic evangelism verse. Why? Because it is out of context. Jesus Christ wasn’t addressing sinners ignorant of His gospel at any point in Revelation 2 and 3. That entire section is directed towards those who know the gospel and are in the church. The reference to Jesus Christ standing at the door and knocking wanting to enter someone’s heart is not a reference to His wanting to save a sinner. No, it is His commanding a member of the church to meet His requirements of obedience. Jesus Christ references the heart, which indicates love. Jesus Christ wants the Christian church to love Him. And how does one love Jesus Christ? The answer: John 14:15. “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” 

So in the actual meaning, the true context of Revelation 3:20, Jesus Christ IS NOT knocking at the door of the heart of some lost sinner asking to be let in so that He can save Him. No, Jesus Christ is standing at the door of the 90+% of Christians who never share the gospel, the 90+% of Christians who never serve in their local churches, the percentage of Christians who do not heed His instructions in the gospels and Revelation, who do not heed the instructions of Paul, Peter, James, John, the unknown writer of Hebrews etc. in the epistles by obeying His Word. Jesus Christ is talking to the foolish Christians who do not build their houses on the rock because they hear Jesus Christ’s words and do not obey them, Matthew 7:23-27! It is the Christians that obey the commandments of Jesus Christ that Jesus Christ will enter in and have dinner with. It is those Christians who will endure to the end and attend the marriage supper of the Lamb, counted among those considered the bride of Jesus Christ and the body of Jesus Christ, adopted into God’s sonship through Jesus Christ. And it is only obedient Christians that are capable of effectively standing against the wickedness that has gripped America and the world at this present evil hour. 

So, professing Christian, I ask of you right now, take a look at yourself in the mirror. Are you an obedient Christian? Has your salt lost its savor? Is your light hid under a bushel? Is Jesus Christ standing at your door knocking? You are known by the fruit that you bear (Matthew 7:16Matthew 7:20Matthew 12:33Luke 6:44). Christian, now it is judgment time, time for you to test and try yourself as the Bible commands you (2 Corinthians 13:5). Here’s the test: look at yourself in the mirror, and ask yourself: “Where is my fruit, and what kind of fruit is it?”

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A Hard Life Lesson On Why Being Thankful To God In All Circumstances Is Required

Posted by Job on November 14, 2008

Please read link below for this heart rending story. It is yet another example of why children should be targeted for evangelism.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 – give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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Black Leaders Reject Incontrovertible Evidence Of The Racist Origins Of Gun Control Laws!

Posted by Job on August 23, 2008

Of course, there is a reason why of all the hate crimes committed against blacks, the Camilla Massacre is the one that black leaders would rather not speak of! Why? Because blacks were murdered over the right to possess firearms! Understand this: the right to possess firearms which one would use to defend himself and other innocent people is basic to a society that values and promotes law, order, and justice. Black leaders are part and parcel of the anti – Christ cabal that desires lawlessness, disorder, and injustice, a climate where the innocent will be victimized. Such people promote the notion that the government will protect us while knowing full well that a government which rejects the very concept of truth and right and wrong will be the single biggest force of oppression, injustice, and victimization. Indeed, the very same people who claim that we do not need guns because the government will protect us are also the ones who agitate against police officers and district attorneys so that they will allow violent criminals, even those that victimize and violate women and children in the most heinous and grotesque manner imaginable, go unpunished! It is the ultimate deception: on one hand these people demand that we give up our guns and rely on the government to protect us from criminals, and on the other hand these very same individuals not only petition but coerce the government into refusing to enforce the law and allowing these criminals to roam our streets with no fear of deterrent or reprisal! Evil such as this is brought to you by the same ACLU mindset that advocates for child molesters!

So people out there, read this below and realize that Barack Hussein Obama is on their side. Of course, John Sidney McCain is too, for never forget that McCain supports rewarding the lawless invasion of illegal immigrant criminals with amnesty, as well as the illegal undeclared war in Iraq. As a matter of fact, McCain is brazenly using his volunteering for the similarly illegal undeclared war in Viet Nam, an action which he himself admitted that he was not seeking to honor or follow the will of God in taking up, as his primary qualification for president! That and his position on the illegal undeclared war in Iraq! And yes, both candidates are bought and paid for lock stock barrel and crumb by the same cabal of lawless bankers, financiers, profiteers, speculators, and corporate raiders that have been looting Wall Street, the federal treasury, pension plans, and your own pockets without any threat or possibility of punishment. Look at the list of the big contributors to McCain and Obama, Democrats and Republicans, and you will see so many of the same names! So when we have candidates that are not only openly brazenly committed to lawlessness, BUT ARE USING THEIR COMMITMENT TO LAWLESSNESS AS THEIR PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND, how could you even THINK of voting for either one?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Friday, August 22, 2008

Guns-rights advocates want to change a state firearms law that they say has a racist past.

But black lawmakers say those advocates are using the story of a Reconstruction-era massacre of African-Americans to justify letting Georgians tote weapons in churches and other public places.

Next month is the 140th anniversary of the Camilla Massacre, when a group largely made up of blacks heading to a Southwest Georgia Republican political rally were shot up by white locals after being warned not to bring guns to town.

Gun-rights advocates say the September 1868 massacre, in which at least nine freedmen were killed and up to 25-30 were wounded, led the General Assembly to ban citizens from carrying firearms at political rallies and other “public gatherings.” The aim, they say, was to keep guns away from blacks.

“It was entirely about race,” said Ed Stone, president of GeorgiaCarry.org.

But many African-American lawmakers don’t see the “public gatherings” law as a civil rights issue. In fact, at the Capitol, black lawmakers have been some of the leading backers of gun-control legislation over the years.

One, Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta), called GeorgiaCarry’s use of the Camilla massacre “deeply offensive.”

“It’s very cynical, even more-so when you understand that in many African-American demographics, gun homicides are the number one cause of death,” Fort said. “To have these people use the history of discrimination against African-Americans going back 140 years to say this is why we need to have guns in churches, restaurants and schools …. where is this going to end?

GeorgiaCarry.org led the charge during the 2008 session to pass legislation allowing Georgians with carry licenses to take guns on MARTA, into restaurants and state parks. They are battling city of Atlanta officials in court over a ban on guns in non-secure areas of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The next target may be churches and college campuses.

Earlier this month the group made a presentation to a Senate committee that will consider legislation for the 2009 session that would likely loosen the “public gatherings” section of state law, allowing Georgians with licenses to carry firearms in more places. During the meeting, Stone told lawmakers about the Camilla Massacre.

The incident has been called one of most violent episodes of Reconstruction.

It happened after the white-dominated General Assembly expelled 32 black legislators. One of them, Philip Joiner, helped lead a march Sept. 19, 1868, of several hundred blacks and a few whites to Camilla to attend a Republican political rally. Some were armed with walking sticks, shotguns and other various firearms, according to historical accounts of the event.

When the procession was a few miles outside of town, the local sheriff warned them not to come to town with firearms. The marchers told the sheriff they meant no harm and continued on. posse of armed white townsmen gathered to await the group.

When the marchers arrived, they were met by a posse of armed white townsmen, who opened fire. The white Republicans and freedmen fled, but the sheriff’s men pursued them, shooting the freedmen as they tried to escape, according to the state histories. State officials blamed the marchers for defying the sheriff’s order not to bring guns to town.

Two years later, the General Assembly passed legislation prohibiting citizens from carrying guns into places of public worship, court, voting precincts or other “public gatherings.”

E.R. Lanier, a Georgia State University law professor who teaches Georgia legal history, said historical documents connecting the massacre with the gun law from that time are limited. But, he said, ” There is a connection, there is no doubt about it.”

While that may be true, Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), a longtime civil rights activist, said it’s dishonest for groups like GeorgiaCarry to use “horrible stories to justify why the Legislature and the courts should allow for easier access to guns.

“It’s very disingenuous and it is not appropriate to link these horrible massacres to what they are doing in 2008,” Brooks said. “We need less guns on the street rather than more guns. If you took the guns off the street, particularly in African-American, Hispanic and poor white communities, the homicides would drop dramatically.”

Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), a member of the Senate gun-laws study committee, supports giving more freedom to Georgians with carry licenses. He said the arguments about gun violence don’t hold water because Georgians who go through background checks to get the licenses generally aren’t the ones committing crimes.

“The gun violence that is occurring there is not happening with the people who are going through background checks, it’s happening with people who already have a criminal history,” Rogers said. “If they have a criminal history, particularly a violent criminal history, then we don’t want them carrying a weapon.”

Rogers called the Camilla massacre a sad piece of Georgia history that resulted in the “public gathering” law.

“Law enforcement back then thought you ought to disarm African-Americans,” Rogers said. “Now we are seeing people arguing about the same thing. If they are law-abiding citizens, regardless of what color they are, they ought to be able to protect themselves.”

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Barack HUSSEIN Obama Says No Gun Shops Within Five Miles of Schools But Pornography Shops Okay

Posted by Job on March 20, 2008

(Look, I know that I have been hammering Barack HUSSEIN Obama a lot lately while neglecting John “I will attack Iran and keep us in Iraq for 100 years” McCain and Hillary “ice queen” Clinton. I am sorry, it is not an indication of political preference or lack thereof, but merely a matter of what I have happened to run across lately. Certainly plenty of evidence that John “I joined a Baptist church before the election to increase my vote share in South Carolina” McCain and Hillary “now that they aren’t voting for me I am free to let those inner city Negroes know how much I feared them growing up in suburban Chicago!” Clinton are against Jesus Christ is out there, and when I come across it I will relay it!)

Original link here. This is one of the rare times that I use discussion board material rather than news articles, web pages, or weblog entries, but it was too good to pass up!

http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=Y2IwYjAyNjhjY2RiOTdiOWMyYTJmMDMwYTg3ODMzMjc http://volokh.com/posts/1203747566.shtml http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2008_02_17-2008_02_23.shtml#1203389334 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/20/us/politics/20obama.html?_r=1&pagewanted=2&oref=slogin

Dave Kopel and David Bernstein note, Barack Obama proposed a few years ago a federal law against licensed firearms dealers operating within five miles of a school or park. As Kopel notes, “Every town I’ve ever visited which has more than a few dozen inhabitants has either a school or a park. Hypothesizing that the ban would apply to city parks (e.g., Central Park in New York City) but not to National Parks, pick a geographical region, and describe where a licensed firearms dealer could operate. Or pick a geographic point (e.g, Houston)and identify how far a peson would have to drive in order to get to the closest point where a gun store could legally be located. Extra credit for illustrative maps.”

As the commenters noted, this would effectively ban gun shops from most of the country, and just about every city.

However, Obama appears to find another kind of establishment to be perfectly fine operating near your children’s school:

Obama was also the sole present vote on a bill that easily passed the Senate that would require teaching respect for others in schools. He also voted present on a measure to prohibit sex-related shops from opening near schools or places of worship, which ultimately did not pass the Senate.

In both of those cases, his campaign said, he was trying to avoid mandates on local authorities.

The bill did not get the required three-fifths majority, so it did not in fact pass. (Mr. Obama voted “present” on the measure.)

Why on God’s green earth does Barack Obama object to mandates on local authorities for porn shops but not for gun stores? Or conversely, why does he feel it’s necessary to keep gun stores five miles from a school, but no limit on porn shops?

Not sure if this is the “si se puede” type of change we’re really looking for…

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Gun Control Disarmed Murdered Washington Redskin Sean Taylor

Posted by Job on January 14, 2008

ESPN and the other liberals in the media tried to claim that Taylor contributed to his own death rather than tell the truth: the man was unable to defend himself from armed home invaders. Original link:

Gun Control Disarmed Murdered Redskin Sean Taylor

By Larry Pratt

There are some lessons that we should learn from the murder of the Washington Redskins football star, Sean Taylor.

Taylor was gunned down in his Miami house. It did not have to be.

Taylor, by submitting to a bad law, brought a knife to a gun fight. To be precise, Taylor was trying to defend himself, his fiancé and their child with a machete. Why would he have not had a gun?

Simple. Taylor had been disarmed by a corrupt prosecutor and federal gun laws.

In 2005, Taylor and some friends pursued some men they believed had shot up his all-terrain vehicle. After it was all over, the crooks were never sought, much less prosecuted by the authorities, but Taylor was accused of pummeling one of the suspects and possessing a gun during the episode.

Taylor was charged by Miami-Dade prosecutor, Michael Grieco, with three aggravated assault charges and a misdemeanor battery charge. Taylor faced 46 years in jail. Grieco subsequently resigned when it became apparent that the charges were not brought from the pursuit of justice, but were brought to promote Grieco’s moonlighting business as a nightclub disc jockey.

Oh, by the way, the “witnesses” in the case have criminal records.

As a result of the plea deal that was worked out — the government had to save face once it was clear that the justice system had been prostituted by Grieco — Taylor was unable to own a gun. He was subject to 18 months of probation (no jail time) which sounds like a good deal after having faced potentially 46 years in jail. As it turns out, that deal made him defenseless.

Even though his probation ended early, that did not mean that Taylor could legally own a gun. Indeed, even though the system was working to expunge his record, he still might not ever have been able to own a gun. Why?

Taylor was disarmed for life because he pleaded guilty to a crime that could have carried a jail sentence of over 365 days. That put his name into NICS (or the National Instant Criminal Background Check System). Even if Taylor had lived long enough to see his name expunged by local authorities — thus, removing the stigma that comes with having a criminal record — his name would likely have already been thrown into the federal NICS system. As a matter of course, states frequently fail to send expungements (from the local authorities) to NICS, meaning that Taylor would probably have been prevented from buying a gun, expungement or no.

So Taylor’s other option would have been to appeal directly to the feds and have the FBI clear his name under a federal statute known as the McClure-Volkmer law. However, for over a decade, this option has been put into limbo by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who got language inserted into the FBI budget preventing them from spending any money to relieve law-abiding citizens from unfair gun bans.

In other words, Sean Taylor could have been banned for life from buying a gun.

This is one of the reasons that Gun Owners of America has opposed the Instant Background Check from the very moment that the National Rifle Association thought it up and began promoting it back in the 1980s.

Gun control did not keep Taylor’s murderers from getting a gun. But it sure kept Taylor disarmed — and dead.

One good thing has emerged from this needless tragedy. Teammate Chris Samuels has made a potentially life-saving decision. Samuels told Sports Illustrated: “I was always scared of guns growing up. But this situation has told me I need one. I’d rather be prepared than to be like Sean was and not have a gun in his house when he really needed it.”


Larry Pratt is Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, A National gun lobby with over 300,000 members located at 8001 Forbes Place, Springfield, VA 22151, (703) 321-8585.

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Satan Is Real And After Your Children: Omaha Shooter Robert Hawkins

Posted by Job on December 5, 2007

According to msnbc.msn.com/id/22116784/ this Robert Hawkins was 20 years old, and had a history of depression and other problems, including being kicked out of his parents’ home, being fired from his McDonald’s job over allegedly stealing $17, and breaking up with his girlfriend. So this fellow according to all available evidence (including two suicide notes and a will) premediates the notion that he is going to find meaningfulness and worth in death that he was unable to find in life by “going out in style”; killing himself and taking several others with him to the tune of 9 dead including himself in an Omaha mall, firing from 35 to 40 shots in the process.

A lot of times we look at people at that age and do not see children looking back at us. Indeed, by the time a person reaches 20 he  can have completed his education, possess a job or trade that involves a good deal of money or responsibility, be married, and have fathered children. But especially in our modern culture, which robs children of their innocence on one hand and stunts their emotional, mental, and intellectual growth on the other, we are producing an increasing number of people at that age that are angry, frightened, insecure, irresponsible, and in so many ways unable to manage their own affairs. Available studies, including those that are detailing the stunning academic and career failure rates of young men, show that for whatever reason boys are faring worse than girls, though girls are showing severe problems too, such as the skyrocketing increase in girls and young women that are committing violent crimes and being incarcerated.

I can look at this and understand and sympathize with certain people who feel that the answer is more teachers, more counselors, more social workers, and fewer guns. I can also understand the views of people who say that the solution is returning to the laws, mass culture, and family structure that we had before the 1960s. The former are correct in noting that America has more problems of this type than many other industrialized nations, and that we are needlessly harming people and threatening the future of our nation by refusing to emulate other countries. Yet the latter is also correct when they state that we didn’t have these problems in our own country a just a few decades ago, and that any reforms should consist of returning to the way that things used to be. Either way, we have to realize that these things happen so often that we have become desensitized to them: a similar shooting that claimed 5 lives in Utah before the killer Sulejmen Talovic was killed by police has been all but forgotten. So has the murder of four college students in Newark, New Jersey. A lot of people made much of the fact that Sulejmen Talovic, the murderer in the first incident was a Bosnian Muslim refugee allowed into this country by the Bill Clinton administration, while others focus on the fact that the main murder suspect of the four college students, Jose Carranza (alias Jose La Chira),  is an illegal immigrant from Peru that is also suspected of raping a five year old (although some claim that it was an anti – gay hate crime). Well this case is yet another example of how the vast majority of our terrorists, whether they victimize a single person or a great many, are home grown, so while the immigration issue – both legal and illegal – is a worthy topic of consideration, let us not allow it us to view it out of context and distract from the main issue that our culture overall has become exceptionally violent. If anything, the violence of illegal immigrants reflects the recent wave of violence in the overall culture, for it is a logical conclusion that were illegal immigrants committing these acts in, say, the 1950s when the culture was much less violent and more willing to be moved to act out of shock and anger and a desire for justice and order because of incidents like this (although events such as the Rosewood massacre in Florida shows that such reactions were not always just or honorable), we would have built the border fence between the United States and Mexico long ago.

Well, I am not here to take sides on whether we should pursue a liberal social welfare agenda or a conservative family values agenda. Regarding those, let each person pursue what he thinks is best for our nation and himself, and we must agree that we generally convince ourselves that what is most favorable or acceptable for the latter for whatever reason is also in the best interests of the former. Instead, I am here today to promote a Jesus Christ agenda, to urge every parent to teach their kids about Jesus Christ and urge them to accept Him. I did not say take your child to church and trust some religious establishment to teach your child what he or she needs to know. Instead, you, as a parent, a mother or father, should take personal responsibility with what God has given you.

Do not believe the lies of those that oppose Jesus Christ who say that you are committing child abuse or imposing your will on a child by teaching your child about Jesus Christ and urging the child to accept Him as personal Lord and savior. These lies are the very reason why so many people delegate this task to the churches, thinking that it is somehow more moral to let their children “come to their own decision when they are ready” by virtue of participation in a corporate religious culture. Well, salvation through Jesus Christ is personal, so group while group religious participation may provide the benefits of socialization, it may not result in individual salvation. But realize that the lie that children should be off limits from being told about the imperative that Jesus Christ should rule their lives comes from people who themselves have rejected Jesus Christ as Lord and savior over their lives and desperately want your child to follow after their ways. Many of these people have actually convinced themselves that opposing the gospel message actually makes this world a better place, seeing Satan as a much more benevolent, virtuous, and worthy ruler than God. Whether they realize it or not, this is the true stance that these people are taking, and their lies should be rejected by every parent.

Child Evangelism Fellowship http://cefonline.com has materials that will help you communicate the gospel message to a child as young as five, the age which Charles Spurgeon suggested in a sermon a person so young could receive it (though the context of his sermon did not preclude a person even younger from hearing and believing the message). Now I am not here to promise you that your child accepting Jesus Christ will prevent that child from becoming the next Robert Hawkins or for that matter one of his victims. There are a lot of Christians who sincerely believe so, but that is not the point of the gospel message. Instead, the purpose of the gospel message is that no matter your fate or situation in this life, accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior secures your eternity with that same Jesus Christ in the next. It will be an eternity absent violence, grief, sickness, sadness, war, poverty, racism, injustice, hatred, death, and evil of all sorts but will consist of only joy.

If you have not accepted that message yourself, here is your opportunity: follow the Three Step Salvation Plan. After you have done so, please share that message with your family members – especially if they are your children – and anyone else that you have the opportunity to, and no children should not be exempt from those that you share this message with. After all, there were many kids at that Omaha mall where Robert Hawkins unleashed his fury, desperation, and hopelessness, and those 35 – 40 bullets that he shot had no respect of anyone’s age. I urge you to do so immediately, for as everything from wars to incidents like this to seemingly more “everyday” incidents like car accidents and health problems, it is plainly evident in this day and age that tomorrow is promised to no one! I am not trying to scare or manipulate you, for my own Bible makes it clear that the gospel message is not to be spread by pressure or deception. Instead, I am telling you why the plain facts of life are evidence in and of themselves why we need a savior, and that said savior can only be Jesus Christ.…..

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