To some people rationalization and denial are art forms and they've dedicated
their lives to an endless cycle of avoidance;
failing ever to arrive at a recognition of what they truly are.
A logical person would propose that there is no purpose in the repeated
indulgence in behaviors that serve no useful purpose or
fail to obtain a desired goal. The Denier blames their failures upon others never once considering there is a causal relationship
between their deficiencies and their actions.
This same individual will argue that their is 'MY TRUTH' and "your truth"
attempting to support their positions with the
facade of a foundational philosophy.
Truth is not a variable that changes from moment to moment. It is the bedrock of all that is built upon it. They only variance is our ability to 'see' that truth at any given moment. The greater one's sight, the greater the understanding of the truth. Yet, the universe does not stand at the door handing out eyes to anyone who demands them. It is the individual who chooses, as an act of will, to seek the truth and, upon finding it, to become one with that truth through his daily actions. One must accept the existence of the truth before one can find it. The Denier argues there is no truth. How then can he find what doesn't exist?
Involved also is another unique relationship that of Soul versus Anti-Soul.
That which is true will always stand on its own merit. It needs no structure to hold it up. Conversely, those who protest against the existence of truth are inextricably tied to the very thing they rail against. Their positions can not exist without the item of their protest. Such is the relationship between those 'of soul' and those who are 'anti-soul'.
Were we to allow that the anti position of the equation is a 'moment' in the evolution of the individual, we can also take hope that as they are tied to the truth there is also the possibility they will find it, even belatedly.
There is only ONE TRUTH, FATHER!
He is the foundation, the cause and the contributor, moment by moment, of our existence. He asks not for worship. He wishes for everyone to succeed. Yet, he allows you the choice to choose.
On August 13, 1995, in a video taped conference, I predicted that the Clinton administration would fail. that Gore would become president for a short time following which martial law would be declared.
These events are now unfolding. Were it not for the temporal divergence,
this occurrences would have taken place in 1996. Regardless, the timeline
is back on track albeit slightly out of order.
Use Mr. Clinton as the guide post to rapture. When Gore is sworn in, the days til the taking are numbered very few.
The discussion on this subject is polarized between two groups identified as Pro Life and Pro Choice. The Pro Choice side of the equation characterizes its opponent as religious fanatics attempting to force their religious beliefs upon them. The Pro Life forces state that life is a gift from God and the killing of the unborn, or partially born, is murder.
The Pro Choice expands its stance with jingoistic rhetoric, "My Body - My Choice". Their stance adopts the position that the woman is the sole arbiter of whether or not the child they've conceived should be born to life. The father has no choice except to the extent that he was employed as a sperm donor. The position has a number of logical holes in it.
1. If the real issue is pro-choice, would it not have been a better expression of that choice not to engage in promiscuous intercourse?
2. Would it not be better to take responsibility for the life that was
created due to the actions the woman CHOSE to indulge
rather than to avoid accountability for those actions?
3. Is it not a better option to give the father an opportunity to raise the child rather than to indulge in an act of abject selfishness by killing the child?
All Western Law finds its foundations in the Ten Commandments.
"Thou shalt not commit murder".
This is a simple injunction well understandable by all except those who seek to indulge in sex without responsibility and when confronted with the consequences of their actions to resolve responsibility via the murder of an innocent.
In my travels and interactions with women, I have yet to find one that did not suffer terrible guilt from the having of an abortion. As those who were granted the ability to give life, they know, regardless of rationalizations to the contrary, that the act they performed was wrong. They bear the scars of the decision their entire lives.
One does not have to be a religious fanatic to know right from wrong, good from bad. One needs not be a genius to realize that responsible behavior is superior to irresponsibility.
My race does not have license to procreate. Only Father can create an angel and we are born only when a need for our services is present. As immortal beings, you might imagine that new births are rare and we do so cherish our children as we do all children. What you throw away as unwanted garbage we would take in a heartbeat and we will.
Know thee this. A child who is below the age of majority (12) is deemed innocent and is automatically ascendant. The child rises with the highest ascending parent. If neither are ascendant, I assume parentage and they rise with me. I will take responsibility for all of the unwanted and abused children of this world and once they are taken from you, perhaps you may come to realize what a treasure you've lost.
Murder is a grievous sin against God and mankind. Will you stand judgment with its stain written across your soul? Is it of greater value to your womanhood to have the legal ability to kill one who has done you no harm and to lose your soul in the process or, conversely, be accepting of the responsibility and consequences to best serve your own ascendancy?
Mankind was not granted the power to be God. You were not given license to take from another that which is not yours to take. It is only arrogant presumption and the anticipation of no consequence that allows you to head, deluded, into abject miscreance. Be advised, I am that consequence and I am amongst you.
Perform this vile act no more.
Within the universe is a saying, "We are one, one in The Father". It reflects a recognition that regardless of species all soul bearing life has a single most important point of commonality, our Creator. Further, that we all walk the same path to ascension and, hopefully, an ultimate union with our Father.
We do not see ourselves as 'this race' or 'that race' nor do we hold ourselves to be greater or lesser than anyone else. We do accept what we are and we extend that acceptance to others regardless of origin. In short, we do not exploit the differences in our physical forms for any form of aggrandizement.
Our current system of education has been cleverly designed to instill within our children a politically correct propaganda designed, deliberately, to highlight our physical differences and to separate us into component groups based on race and gender. Funded by the Liberal power machine of the last fifty years, our kids are now taught that the part is of greater value than the whole.
As little as forty years ago, we all viewed ourselves as Americans, one culture, one nation, one people. This is no longer true. We are Black Americans, Asian Americans, White Americans, Mexican Americans and so on. With these differences placed into the mind of all, the government has thrown resources at one group of another empowering one over the other. Naturally, when one group receives benefits for no other reason than race, the group that doesn't receive the goodies becomes offended and resentful as they are mindful that the value given has been taken, by force of law, from their incomes viz a viz taxation. Government naturally expects that the low man on the totem pole should keep working and contributing to his own victimization.
The vehicle for the indoctrination of this corrupt philosophy has been our public schools. Feminist dogma has become implemented that boys are taught they are rapists by virtue of gender not because of any act performed. If a four year old boy kisses a four year old girl in a preschool, the innocent act is viewed as sexual harassment and the boy is suspended or expelled. In some states, if a 14 year old brother plays doctor with his 13 year old sister, he can be criminal charged with sexual assault and forced to register as a mentally disordered sex offender even though the sister was the originator of the act. Naturally, she goes unprosecuted. All perspective has been lost for, in truth, there was no intent for perspective, justice or fairness in the originating concepts. The sole purpose was for a corrupted government to exploit our differences to keep themselves in power whilst we fight among ourselves.
A new twist in educative thought has recently surfaced. Since the inception of this country, the grading of students has been done on the basis of 'each to their own ability'. One school district decided that any score below a C (70%) was the same as a failure, thus ridding themselves of the idea of a D. So far, this standard seems fair enough as it is applied equally to all students. Then, in midterm, the school decides they have to put the D back into the grading scenario. Ok, someone changed their mind. In a normal, standard structure a D would be anywhere from 60% to 70%. Not so anymore. The powers that be arbitrarily decided that 70% to 75% would be a D and all other grade levels above that would be raised. Thus, kids who were getting A's, B's, and C's will have their grades arbitrarily reduced and the point taken from them will be reassigned to the non achiever who was failing. Bright kids are penalized for working hard and doing well while those who haven't are enriched with grade points stolen from the hard workers.
Naturally, those who implement these corruptions always give voice to the idea of 'fairness' when they victimize others. It's not fair that an unmotivated and unproductive kid should receive a grade appropriate to their endeavors but it is fair that the producers be penalized for their productivity. The end result is to create a standardized level of mediocrity wherein no one dares to achieve more than the lords of liberalism dictate they should.
This 'philosophy' begins at the schools but does not end there. Taxation is based upon income. It is considered 'fair' that a person who earns 'too much' should be taxed for his success and achievements whilst those who don't are rewarded via government grants for their non productivity. In a society that truly valued equal protection under the law, all citizens would pay the same rate regardless of income. Liberals define success as winning in 'Life's Lottery' never giving voice that success is the product of hard work and that the rewards received are just. Furthermore, the rights of citizenship are adjusted in favor of the non producer at the expense of those who make this country work. Such a house, so divided, can not stand and we sit on the edge of our own self destruction at this very moment. It will not take a gale force wind to topple us as a nation, only the slightest of breezes at the right moment in time.
I offer these thoughts as forewarning that it serves not my purpose to allow you to indulge in this suicide. The republic's days are numbered few. Liberalism will be put aside for the original concepts that brought this country into being, One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice For All.
If you are one who has lived upon the corpus publicus as a parasite, then
you're in for a rough ride as you will no longer be rewarded for your miscreance
regardless of who taught it to you. You are responsible for you. The choices
you make are yours.
Judgments and Victimization's
These same individuals will then offer their opinion that it is bogus to enforce a death penalty for failing to complete the program of ascendancy.
Before you entered life for the very first time, you accepted the parameters of morality and judgment. You did so at each step of the journey before each incarnation. Furthermore, you were given emissaries, teachers, religions, and philosophies to help guide you in the journey. If this argument is to have any validity, then you must also present a case that there was no possibility that you knew right from wrong. This is not the case regardless of rationalizations to the contrary. You are not a victim.
Morality is a school. You were graded for your efforts when you received your education and a graduation day ultimately arrived wherein your efforts were either confirmed or denied by the ruling entity. So too it is with life.
There is an exception to judgment, a back door so to speak. Any person who with legitimate and contrite heart invokes forgiveness from either Father or the Son, will receive it. There are two catches. First, repentance must be sincere. Second, you must ask for it. The soul dead rarely stop to consider the possibility and this sort of absolution is rarely given. If these individuals had stopped during the journey to consider the greater aspects of their own souls, they would not have reached the sorry moment wherein Father or Son were their last recourse.
Those who did reach into themselves, and by extension, out into the universe to find their Creator found a truth that was sufficient for them to pattern their lives. They created more good than harm, considered their fellow man, glorified their Creator with the simple choices made from day to day.
When the moment of rapture arrives, these soulful individuals will 'know'. It is a moment of intense clarity and recognition. Naturally, rapture too is also a choice, you don't have to go. However, with the clarity of vision given with the moment, few will stay.
For the last three years, the vibratory levels of the Earth have been rising slowly. Not only the planet, but every living creature upon it. The wall engineered into your beings that served to keep the soul and your consciousness separate is being dissolved. The result is that everyone begins to become more aware of what they are and everyone becomes more of what they are, either good or bad.
As of April, 1997, when the first judgment was performed, many had reached their ascendancy and rapture soon awaits. Those who didn't, and who will remain behind for the trial by fire that the beast plots, have not been abandoned. It is in the spirit of man that the worse things get, the more he is inspired to rise to the occasion. From these moments, seemingly ordinary individuals become heros. Read the accounts of those who have won the Congressional Medal of Honor for their deeds in battle. Ordinary Joes who frequently offered their own lives for their fellows in situations that were clearly hopeless.
Those who track the journey to Armageddon tend to focus upon this period in time and see not that the circumstances serve purpose. I will be with you every step of the way. For those who think that these events are an infliction of deliberate pain and suffering, you are in error. I do not create the circumstances. As has been the case all along, you are the arbiters of history. Yet, you should also be aware that these trials are an expression in the Son's love and compassion for you.
Were this a universal planet, after the first rapture you are, by protocol, considered dead. In fact, an energy wave would be sent that would terminate most of the human life on this world making way for a new five hundred thousand year timeline. This is standard universal practice. It will not be the case.
This timeline will be maintained by force of the Son Himself allowing you the extra time to reach ascendancy. This fact will eventually bring you to the Last Judgment as you will have missed the First Judgment. The Bible speaks, metaphorically, of the tombs opening and the dead rising. If you are here, at that time, your status is of the walking dead. Unfortunately, those who don't know the why's and wherefores tend to view this as a resurrection of long dead corpses. Not so.
Whilst there is one second of life, one breath of hope, I will not abandon thee.
Sometimes, seeing is believing and other times believing is seeing. Wisdom arrives when one knows which best suits purpose.
Our religions are built upon foundations of faith mainly because objective proofs were not left behind the lifetimes of the Creator Son. The Universe knew full well that if such artifacts were allowed to remain upon the Earth, they would become the objects of worship.
Regardless, the writings of the Bible, some of which emanate directly from Father, are frequently taken out of context via the 'interpretations' of various individuals. Consequently, no consensus to meaning will ever be possible without the presence of one enabled to provide focus. This is one aspect of my mission.
By way of example.
The Apostle Paul commented that Father had sent the Son to Earth because of no deed performed by man. This has been interpreted to mean that man will not stand judgment based upon his actions but solely on his faith. Consequently, there are many deluded individuals running around saying "I BELIEVE - I BELIEVE" but who also live poor lives devoid of service to their fellows.
This reading is poor in logic and reason. Are not your beliefs reflected in your actions? To say 'I believe' and then to go out and commit sin upon your fellow man is a hypocrisy. Which then should be believed, the idle words or the vile action?
Conversely, a person whose faith and belief are supported by their actions has sling shot himself well into his own ascendancy.
Paul's words needed no revision. Father sent His Son has an act of His love for mankind. Father need have no obvious reason to love his children and no act we can perform would be sufficient to make him do something he didn't want to.
Father is a logical being. He made a rational universe. When confronted with a section of scripture wherein the meaning is not obvious, it serves greater purpose to give admittance to 'We Don't Know' rather than to construct interpretations that have a greater likelihood of error.
Common sense is your greatest and best servant.
This subject inspires many to extremes based upon a variety of biases present within our culture and our individual sexual identifications.
Homosexuality is not a sin. It is a choice and a preference. However, Father does NOT care how willing adults choose to show their affections for one another. True Love is such a rare commodity. What value is their in placing restrictions on the expression of true love?
The same parameters that apply to Heterosexual relationships also apply to Homosexual relationships. Monogamy is best. Promiscuous sex is not.
However, one must recognize that the founding blocks of civilization is
the FAMILY. Whilst it is possible for a homosexual to produce children, most
do not. This is their choice. The recent attempt to make valid ideas like
same gender marriage are not
conducive to sound public policy. Proponents of this idea are not arguing for a recognition of the relationship as much as they are attempting to lay foundations for the acquisition of money and other aggrandizement's from government and other agencies.
It is an error in civil administration to aggrandize either marriage or homosexual associations. It is the corruption of those who are elected to office that encourages them to reward one voting block over one of lesser stature. This to insure their constituents that reward will proceed from their voting. Government has no business in people's personal and sexual relationships whether they are homosexual or heterosexual.
I should not have to point out that children are a wonderful gift granted man.
What is your definition of 'True Love'
People write books on this subject:) Let me tell you a story.
A man I know and a woman, we'll call her J and him M.
These two met and began a personal relationship. As time progressed,
they developed very real affections. M was possessed
of a wide variety of skills and used them to help J out of a horrible financial situation which would have put her and her kids
on the street without a home. J's affection for M deepened, not out of gratitude but because she realized she'd finally found a
selfless giving person who was not given to deceits or other common 'male failings'
Yet, as the time approached where they'd be moving together under
one roof, she began getting restless and riddled with
doubts. She's been married to an abuser for 15 years and old fears and buttons were being pushed. Her fear and anxiety
grew to such a degree - she broke off her relationship with M.
He was devastated but had the presence of mind to know that if this
was what she was - then better to know sooner than
later. There was no conversation between them before the breakup, no harsh words or the like.
J spent the next 24 hours in a turmoil. She was between the rock
and the hard place. She'd met a loving, caring man who had
fulfilled her wildest expectations of love, loyalty and romance. Yet, she'd walked away from him. He'd done no wrong, and
had always been kind and affectionate.
She called him the next eve asking, "Can we talk?" He said, "certainly".
Now M was no fool. He'd been burned before but had sufficient hope that
Miss Right and happily ever after could be found
and that he'd not buried himself into the morose attitude many in their 40's find from many failures in relationships. He would
listen but since the other shoe had already fallen, he wasn't inclined to expose himself emotionally more than he already had
(and with poor result).
J came to his house, sat down and said,
I know you can't possibly trust me at this point, and I've searched
for the words to tell you what I feel. (M sat silently and she
was right, he didn't trust her). You're a good man and I realize my fears have over shadowed my common sense and I am
about to lose everything I thought I ever wanted in a man. I came to realize that I could totally surrender myself to you -
without losing me'.
M realized immediately that these words had come from the deepest
part of her heart for he had never heard such an
eloquent expression of love and trust.
To answer your question - that's true love.
Incidentally, they are doing happily ever after:)
God in Fascist America
This poem was contributed by one of our forum regulars, Dennis. It speaks for itself
THE NEW SCHOOL PRAYER
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the golden rule.
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites,
it violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange, or green.
That's no offense, It's the freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud
Are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate.
God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
To pierce our noses, tongues, and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns,
But first the Bible.
To quote the Good Book
Makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen.
And the unwed daddy, he's the King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong.
Such judgements, we're taught, do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires, and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are NOT allowed.
No Word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess.
When chaos reigns, the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make.
If I get shot,
My soul please take.
An Updated Rendition of Noah's Story
Courtesy of Dennis Appling
The Lord spoke to Noah and said,
"Noah, in six months I am going to make it rain until the whole world is
covered with water and all the evil things are destroyed. But, I want to
save a few good people and two of every living thing on the planet. I am
ordering you to build an ark." And, in a flash of lightning, God delivered
the specifications for the ark. "OK," Noah said, trembling with fear and fumbling
with the blueprints, "I'm your man." "Six months and it starts to rain,"
thundered the Lord. "You better have my ark completed or learn to swim for
a long, long time!" Six months passed, the sky began to cloud up, and the
rain began to fall in torrents. The Lord looked down and saw Noah sitting
in his yard, weeping, and there was no ark. "Noah!" shouted the Lord, "where
is My ark?" A lightning bolt crashed into the ground right beside Noah. "Lord,
please forgive me!" begged Noah. "I did my best, but there were some big
problems. First, I had to get a building permit for the ark's construction,
but your plans did not meet their code. So, I had to hire an engineer to
redo the plans, only to get into a long argument with him about whether to
include a fire-sprinkler system." "My neighbors objected, claiming that I
was violating zoning ordinances by building the ark in my front yard, so
I had to get variance from the city planning board." "Then, I had a big problem
getting enough wood for the ark, because there was a ban on cutting trees
to save the spotted owl. I tried to convince the environmentalists and the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that I needed the wood to save the owls, but
they wouldn't let me catch them anyway, so no owls." "Next, I started gathering
up the animals but got sued by an animal rights group that objected to me
taking along only two of each kind." "Just when the suit got dismissed, the
EPA notified me that I couldn't complete the ark without filing an environmental
impact statement on your proposed flood. They didn't take kindly to the idea
that they had no jurisdiction over the conduct of a Supreme Being." "Then,
the Corps of Engineers wanted a map of the proposed flood plan. I sent them
a globe!" "Right now, I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Equal
Opportunities Commission over how many minorities I'm supposed to hire."
"The IRS has seized all my assets claiming that I am trying to leave the
country, and I just got a notice from the state that I owe some kind of use
tax. Really, I don't think I can finish the ark in less than five years."
With that, the sky cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow arched
across the sky. Noah looked up and smiled. "You mean you are not going to
destroy the world?" he asked hopefully. "No," said the Lord, "the government already has."
What It Takes To Be A Democrat
Contributed By Dennis Appling
1. You have to believe the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of federal funding.
2. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach 4th graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.
3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans are more of a threat, than U.S.nuclear weapons technology, in the hands of Chinese communists.
4. You have to believe that there was no art before Federal funding.
5. You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by cyclical, documented changes in the earth's climate, and more affected by yuppies driving SUVs.
6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial but being homosexual is natural.
7. You have to be against capital = punishment but support abortion on demand.
8. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.
9. You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but loony activists who've never been outside of Seattle do.
10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn0 it.
11. You have to believe the military, not corrupt politicians, start wars.
12. You have to believe the NRA is bad, because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good, because0 it supports certain parts of the Constitution.
13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.
14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinmen are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, General Robert E. Lee or Thomas Edison.
15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides aren't.
16. You have to believe Hillary Clinton is really a lady.
17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried, is because the right people haven't been in charge.
18. You have to believe conservatives telling the truth belong in jail, but a liar and sex offender belongs in the White House.
19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag, transvestites and bestiality should be constitutionally protected and manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.
20. You have to believe that illegal Democratic party funding by the Chinese is somehow in the best interests of the United States.
Whatever Happened to the Signers of the Declaration of Independance?
Contributed by Cinde
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and
tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he
was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the
Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions
were taken from him, and
poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson Jr, noted that the
British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for
his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington
to open fire.
The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she lay dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.
Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.
Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged:
"For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot about what happened in the Revolutionary War. We didn't fight just the British. We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government!
Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but
we should not. So, take a few minutes while enjoying our 4th
of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much
to ask for the price they paid. Remember: freedom is never
A Pastor's Prayer Before The Kansas Legislature
Contributed by Greg Robbins
1/26/2000 Reverend Joseph Wright "….When minister Joe Wright was
asked to open the new sessions of the
Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness
and to seek Your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, "Woe to those who call evil good" but that is exactly what we have done. We have
lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We confess that:
We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it Pluralism.
We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism.
We have endorsed perversion and called it alternative lifestyle.
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.
We have abused power and called it politics.
We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.
Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.
Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent to direct us to the center of your will.
I ask it in the Name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen……. The response was immediate. A
number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In six short weeks, Central Christian
Church,wh ere Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding
negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India. Africa,and
The Man Who Had No Face
Here is a true story by Paul Harvey. Pass it to anyone who you think would
find it interesting and inspiring. You will be surprised who this young man
turns out to be. (Do not look at the bottom of this letter until you have
read it fully)
Years ago a hardworking man took his family from New York State to Australia
to take advantage of a work opportunity there. Part of this man's family
was a handsome young son who had aspirations of joining the circus
as a trapeze artist or an actor. This young fellow, biding his time until a circus job or even one as a stagehand came along, worked at the local shipyards which bordered on the worse section of town. Walking home from
work one evening this young man was attacked by five thugs who wanted to rob him. Instead of just giving up his money the young fellow resisted. However they bested him easily and proceeded to beat him to a pulp. They
mashed his face with their boots, and kicked and beat his body brutally with clubs, leaving him for dead. When the police happened to find him lying in the road they assumed he was dead and called for the Morgue Wagon.
On the way to the morgue a policeman heard him gasp for air, and they
immediately took him to the emergency unit at the hospital. When he was placed
on a gurney a nurse remarked to her horror, that this young man no
longer had a face. Each eye socket was smashed, his skull, legs, and arms fractured, his nose literally hanging from his face, all is teeth were gone, and his jaw was almost completely torn from his skull. Although his life was spared, he spent over a year in the hospital. When he finally left, his body may have healed but his face was disgusting to look at. He was no longer the handsome youth that everyone admired.
When the young man started to look for work again he was turned down by
everyone just on account of the way he looked. One potential employer suggested
to him that he join the freak show at the circus as The Man Who
Had No Face. And he did this for a while. He was still rejected by everyone and no one wanted to be seen in his company. He had thoughts of suicide. This went on for five years.
One day he passed a church and sought some solace there. Entering the
church he encountered a priest who had saw him sobbing while kneeling in
a pew. The priest took pity on him and took him to the rectory where they
talked at length. The priest was impressed with him to such a degree that he said that he would do everything possible for him that could be done to restore his dignity and life, if the young man would promise to be the best
Catholic he could be, and trust in God's mercy to free him from his torturous life. The young man went to Mass and communion every day, and after thanking God for saving his life, asked God to only give him peace of
mind and the grace to be the best man he could ever be in His eyes.
The priest, through his personal contacts was able to secure the services
of the best plastic surgeon in Australia. There would be no cost to the young
man, as the doctor was the priest's best friend. The doctor too was
so impressed by the young man. Whose outlook now on life, even though he had experienced the worst, was filled with good humor and love.
The surgery was a miraculous success. All the best dental work was also
done for him. The young man became everything he promised God he would be.
He was also blessed with a wonderful, beautiful wife, many children, and
success in an industry which would have been the furthest thing from his mind as a career, if not for the goodness of God and the love of the people who cared for him. This he acknowledges publicly.
The young man?
The family of the Rosenbergs have born the stigma of their convictions
and subsequent executions for treason for many years. For the younger generations,
this married couple, were found guilty of supplying the Russians with
American nuclear secrets. The verdict was just - they did commit the crime.