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13 minutes | 6 days ago
In our world, love rules. It is the highest attribute, with fundamental characteristic of all humankind. Perhaps the finest expression of love is: MOTHER LOVE The definition of mother, a real mother is simply put: LOVE A mother’s love is the ultimate human love.It is said that THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD. Perhaps so because so much of a child is formed in the early years by mother. One is in life so much of what a mother was.A real mother is part of the life of a child forever. What we learn at mother’s knee is so often what we are. Her values become ours. We are HER. The egg of a woman is the source of all life, the fundamental stuff of the universe and when fertilized by the sperm of the male: LIFE The most precious thing of all happens. The egg and the sperm unite and become one but it is: GOD Who gives life.At that very moment of conception, the life of a HUMAN BEING begins. That life is not a mere collection of cells as one biologist so flippantly said, but in reality the first moments of the life of a human being, a child on the grow in the womb.That fertilized egg is a BABY.So much for abortion which is nothing more than murder of that baby at any stage in the womb. And so the mother begins mothering, and the baby grows. The enriched womb of the mother nourishes and cherishes the baby, sensitive to every need.The morning sickness is a small price to pay for the life within. Moods and diets may change as the womb grows large and beautiful. It is really wondrous to behold the change of mother in the making with that womb at work. It is marvelous indeed to touch the nine month home of that child. The ear presses down, hoping to hear any sound from the baby.Touching, hearing, kissing, sensing life at work are really more important than any ultrasound. God at work through Mother Nature creating life is wondrous, even miraculous. Some today are actually privileged to see the baby born. Out of the womb comes a bundle of joy, of life and yet another miracle happens.The pain of childbirth is so well worth the end result. Perhaps it is the most loving moment, the ultimate loving moment when brand new baby lays firm on mother’s breasts. Having seen that, how I wonder could any potential mother abort, kill her very own child? To do so is to abort a miracle. Early on, it is the still, small voice of the mother which is perhaps the greatest teacher in life. We the infants hear that voice and remember what the voice of our mother sounds like and says for a lifetime. We do so consciously and perhaps even more importantly subconsciously. That loving voice in many ways is angelic, the early words of love. They come with touch, and they are spiritual, psychological, character forming and building.The love of a mother is every bit as important as food itself. So, in a sense, these early words are eternal for they train up the child in the way the mother wishes the child to go and to grow is not to depart from the right ways of the mother. The words of a mother to her child are melodic, soothing, comforting. They support, encourage and they make a child feel safe.A mother touches, hugs, strokes, talks and sings to her baby, episodes never to be forgotten. When all else fails and all others as well, a truly loving mother never does. She is forever, eternal. A loving mother is kind. In a world rough and confrontational, the kindness of the mother is a most necessary characteristic. A loving mother is never jealous, never envious, always willing to put the child first, in love.A real loving mother is proud of her child no matter what the child becomes.Motherly love is always positive, not negative.It looks for the best, the good and the right. But the mother renders discipline when things are wrong. The love of a real mother is tough love. That love has standards, clear, straight and simply and lovingly communicated. Real love is without compromise. A loving mother never bargains with a child.A mother explains and answers perhaps better than any teacher, helping a child to understand. A mother stretches but never pushes knowing that her child must be challenged in order to grow. There is always demand and discipline from the right mother, both easy to implement when the child knows he or she is: LOVED A loving, Godly mother makes certain her child understands her standards and values and those of God as well. A loving Godly mother teaches the child the things of her Lord. Train up that child in the ways of faith, of Christian faith, the faith of the mother. There is no better witness for the child than a loving Christian mother, living life by those standards and the child along with her. That is faith with works, the best kind. A real loving mother gives time, quality time to the child. There is for mother and child that quality time to talk and much more importantly, and especially for mother, to: LISTEN In an age of cell phones, babysitters, fast foods, carpools and demanding social life, all of that and everything else should never, ever interfere with quality time spent by the mother with child. Truly listening, and touching, and hugging, and encouraging, respecting the child produces some of life’s finest lessons. Those bonding moments are, as one psychologist has well said: PEAK MOMENTS Never to be forgotten by either. Patient, kind and understanding. Truly interested in the life of a child, not superficially so. Perhaps that is why so many mothers wished more than ever, so we are told, to stay home, build that home for husband and child and all children and to spend full time training up that child in the way in which he should go.That is what mothers are for and no other job can ever come close to that incredible responsibility and opportunity. No matter the love, child rearing is work, and hard work. It demands the time of the mother at all times. The real needs of a young child are great and they demand full time, mother always on the ready. How beautiful it is for father and husband to watch the baby breastfeed. How beautiful to see mother and child so intimately and sensitively connected. There is special nourishment from the milk of the breast but there is also the psychological nourishment, the nourishment of love and bonding, one with each other, the young and often subconscious memories lasting for a lifetime. A mother’s touch, feel and taste are vitally important to the growth of the child. Some mothers homeschool. They want to train up that child in the right ways themselves. Others work to send the child to special schools, private schools or schools of faith. Loving mothers are more than willing to sacrifice to accomplish the right objectives for the child they love. And all the while, a mother encourages the love of a father for child and the child for the father. There is respect, as important as love, between mother and father, husband and wife.There is a sense of equality as both parents love their child in different ways. Perhaps the love of a father for a child is different but as the child grows and matures, the love, the real love of a real father becomes as important to the child as that of the mother. Without both loves, something fundamental is missing. So that, when a child is ready for the world, and independence, and a life for itself, both loving parents have formed the young adult and are ready proudly so to watch a brand new life unfold. They have earned, these loving parents have, the right to be proud parents.Small wonder that loving children love to give back. There comes a time when the priorities are reversed and the child becomes the support, the loving support of the parents. Loving children love to give back to loving parents. That love which began in the womb is eternal. It never fails. It outlasts faith, and hope and all the wisdom and riches of the world.It endures forever even as the love of Christ does. And so it is with the deepest admiration, respect and love that we, all of us at Crawford Broadcasting Company, salute all real loving mothers on Mother’s Day and all year long. If you are a loving mother: YOU ARE SPECIAL There is one day set aside to honor loving mothers which in reality should be done every day of the year. We are admonished, commanded to: HONOR OUR FATHER AND MOTHER It is a commandment that we honor real loving parents with our love and respect. Give back the love you owe to your mother.Give it back with tears, with laughter and with joy. With gratitude and thanksgiving for all that she has done for you. Let her know how much you love and appreciate her, knowing as you do that you can never repay the loving debt you owe. No child can ever give back all that he or she has gotten.Never. If she is here, make sure she gets what she deserves. There are so many mothers, like mine, not here. My mother is with her Lord as she has been for more than a quarter century. How much I would love the opportunity to give her one more hug. Do that for yours while you can. We salute you and thank you, mother. There is really nothing like you in this world: NOTHING!
14 minutes | 15 days ago
The Israelis - The Jews
When in doubt, blame it on the Jews. Nobody did that better, nobody was more anti–Semitic than the insane Adolf Hitler, theman who singlehandedly destroyed – murdered more than six million Jews for thesimple reason they were Jews. Hitler hated the Jews and history cannot ascertain exactly why. So did Stalin. And Marx and Lenin. And of course, most of the Arab world and right next door to the Holy Land, the Palestinians. Following World War II, it was thought that anti–Semitism may not only be on the wane, but perhaps gone forever. The United Nations voted to restore what is now the land of Israel to the Jews as recompense for the horrific slaughter of their kinsmen and to do the right thing as history required. Jews, the 12 tribes, lived in Israel and regarded that special piece of land as theirs as far back as 3,500 years or more. Now, they are home, the Jews are, in the land rightfully theirs. Israel, and especially its holy capital Jerusalem belonged to the Jews. That land, historically and spiritually, isrightfully theirs. The Lord God Jehovah called Abraham to be special, and from him, a special people would emerge who would be a BLESSING to all nations! They, Abraham seed, would be special, not better but different. They would give to and invest in all humankind, all nations. They would return, go back to and remain forever in THE PROMISED LAND, the land of their fathers. No matter anti–Semitism or its revival, they would never again allow a holocaust to happen. They, true Israelis and Jews would: NEVER FORGET what Hitler and any like him did. And they vowed that the slaughter of their people, Jews the world over would happen: NEVER AGAIN, never again. I have been to Israel nine times. Each time was better than the last. If you have never gone to THE HOLY LAND, you must go, especially if you are Christian or Jewish. YOU MUST. There is no place on Earth like it, none. You will understand history, the world then and now, the Jewish people and for all Christians, the land and the lanes where Jesus walked like no other way. Go, go if you can. Any reasonablerisk is worth it. The contributions and problem solutions which come from this tiny little land of at most some seven million people are absolutely fascinating. The state of Israel has become a technological wonderland. Israeli scientists are brilliant. They are innovators, problem solvers, and determined that its incredible discoveries, inventions and technological marvels benefit the entire world, every nation whether friend or foe. Listen to the miracles, the scientific and medical miracles which come from Israel. Tel Aviv University is developing a nasal vaccine that will protect people fromAlzheimer’s and stroke. Can you believe that? A simple nasal vaccine. There is no curefor Alzheimer’s, but the scientists of Tel Aviv have found a way to protect human beings from this ravishing disease. Incredible. And stroke! Nothing debilitates a humanbeing more than a stroke, and if there can be protection against this horrible happening, God bless the Israelis. Watch for that nasal vaccine. The Technion, Institute of Technology, in Haifa, Israel has developed a simple blood test capable of detecting different types of cancer. A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST! Howincredible it would be to detect this brutal, satanic disease in its early stages and deal with it then and not after the fact with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery as the only alternatives. Early detection of any cancer provides an incredible opportunity for restoration and cure. The Ichlov Center in Tel Aviv isolated a protein that makes colonoscopy unnecessary to detect colon cancer! That can be done, thanks to the Jews, with a simple blood test. A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST! Colon cancer kills about 500,000 people annually and is very readily cured when detected early. This simple blood test will do just that. Thank you Jewish Ichlov Center scientists, thank you. The Given Imaging Laboratory has developed a tiny camera in the form of swallowed pills which transmit thousands of photos of the digestive track. These high quality photos, two per second for eight hours – unbelievable, can detect polyps, cancers and sources of bleeding. These photos are then sent to a chip that stores them and sendsthem to a computer. When this photographic process is completed, the camera is eliminated via the rectum. That simple, that fast, that accurate, that unbelievable! The Hebrew University in Jerusalem developed an electrical neurostimulator that is implanted in the chest of PARKINSON’S PATIENTS. This neurostimulator is similar inmany ways to the pacemaker for the heart. The emissions from this device block the nerve signals that cause tremors. Just incredible, INCREDIBLE! Thank you, Jews,thank you, Israelis, thank you very much. The simple smell of a patient’s breath can detect if a patient has lung cancer. A mere smell of a patient’s breath and lung cancer can be detected. Can you believe that? The Russell Berrie Institute for Nanotechnology has created sensors capable of sensing and registering 42 biological markers that indicate the presence of lung cancer WITHOUTTHE NEED FOR A BIOPOSY. What an unbelievable medical blessing for humanity. And more Israeli medical miracles. ENDOPAT is a device placed between the indicator fingers which can measure the state of the arteries and predict the possibility of a heart attack in the next seven years. SEVEN YEARS! Absolutely incredible. The University of Bar Ilan is developing a new drug that fights viruses through the bloodstream called VECOY TRAP. It tricks a virus into self–destruction. This drug can be used when perfected to combat hepatitis, and even Aids and Ebola. Remarkable. Israeli scientists (God bless them) at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem may have discovered THE CURE for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. No one the world over, for years and years, has been able to find cure for that horrendous disease, but LEAVE IT TO THE JEWS. Remarkable, isn’t it? Aren’t they, remarkable as well, these brilliant technologists and scientists, these state–of–the–art medical minds that find these cures, these incredible miracles which can be for the good and the advancement of all humankind? Why, they can also be used by those who hate the Jews, who hate the Israeli scientists who have invented these miraculous medical advances. And that is the way of the Jews. They share, they care and as they work the scientific wonders, they fulfill the promise of the Lord, the great God Jehovah, the great I AM, that the seat of Abraham will be: A BLESSING TO ALL NATIONS. Thank you, Jews, thank you so very much for all that you have done for us, the people of the world. Thank you, Israelis, all of you, for all that you have done to relieve the sufferings of this world, for all humanity, for all peoples without discrimination, without regard to race, color, gender or nation. Thank you, and thank you again. Small wonder that Arab nations reach out and form new détente with the little nation of Israel. They are democratic, the Jews are, freedoms abounding. No matter their problems and of course they have them, we should thank them for all that they do for us and for the world. And, so I as a Christian say thank you Lord God for the Israelis, the Jews, my spiritual forefathers and, in addition to all these marvelous medical miracles, I thank you for the greatest Jewish miracle of all, THE CARPENTER FROM NAZARETH!
17 minutes | 22 days ago
These People - We the People
“It’s going to take a very long time to deradicalize these people.”Those are the words, a very quote from Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez, the infamous AOC, and THESE PEOPLE are: WE THE PEOPLE!Also known as the DEPLORABLES, thanks to the also infamous Hillary Clinton.The radicals that need to be deradicalized are those who dared to vote for Trump, and other Republicans, and other conservatives whether federal, state or local. They, more than 75,000,000 of these people, are wrong, radical, hateful, of course hateful, so many of whom are PEOPLE OF FAITH including Christian, Jew and Muslim among others and they – we need to be reprogrammed, deradicalized, subservient to them, our new radical – progressive – democratic rulers and just flat out get out of the way or get out, of America. THESE PEOPLE are also affectionately referred to by these new radical – socialists, many of whom are Marxist as Nazis. Anyone who disagrees with them is like Hitler and his ilk, so they think and say. THESE PEOPLE, so many of them you and me, are also white supremacists. We are all lumped together, more than one hundred million conservative Americans, the clear majority whether they vote or not, as HATING people of color, any person not white. We the people, the loyal Americans, the constitutional and law–abiding Americans are also labeled as domestic terrorists, witness they say the mob attack on the Capitol buildings in early January 2021. By implication, all of us were behind that or at least approved of such violent action. And of course, if you in any way supported or voted for President Donald John Trump in November 2020, you and I were the worst of the worst. Trump for them was the chief radical, domestic terrorist, Nazi, white supremacist, the baddest of the bad. These radical, progressive Democrats hated Trump, hated him with a passion and by extension, all who supported, believed in or voted for him. If, my fellow Americans, you are conservative so called, or an American traditionalist which means a strong belief in the Constitution and the rule of law, and you respect American history, education, and the judicial system and our democratic way of life, and most importantly, our INALIENABLE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, you (and I) are the enemy. We are to be deradicalized or we are to be eliminated from the political arena. They, these radical, progressive, anti–American socialists and even Marxists are determined to: RULE US.The Crawford Stand began in 1992. Many said then and do now – today that such political commentary had no place on Christian radio stations. Obviously, we the Crawford Broadcasting Company disagreed. There was perhaps a time in America when there may have been a healthy separation between politics and religion. But not today. Morality, especially in a Christian sense, is challenged more than ever. First Amendment freedoms, especially freedom of religion, is under attack daily. Abortion, the killing of babies, has never been more widespread. The radical gay agenda attacks everywhere it possibly can. Euthanasia spreads. Respect for law and order and with it the Judeo – Christian ten commandments disappears or is ignored. Churches are closed. Governors wreak havoc. The Congress of the United States becomes more impotent by the day. Education is deprogramed and radicalized. The media is fully biased and totally corrupt. Hollywood and sports have morphed into public relations machines for radical and anti–conservatives. So that, there is now no separation between the political and the spiritual, NONE WHATSOEVER. We therefore have no choice, NO CHOICE but to: FIGHT THE FIGHT OF FAITH.Not with weapons and violence. But with dialogue, stand up, resisting evil and the devil wherever we can, and doing everything peacefully possible to preserve, protect and defend our freedoms and inalienable rights, and especially our right to worship and testify. And that we will do, and that THIS STAND will always do. WOKE is the four–letter word of the day. It really doesn’t mean a new enlightenment, but rather the intellectual, political, cultural and social extinguishing of the old and dear. It is a radical reconstruction of America by any means necessary. It aims for nothing less than complete control of our great country and the end of any political power for the deplorables, the conservatives, the Trump–ites. It is a constitutional disease which spreads like Covid and the freedoms we enjoy are only one generation away from being extinguished, and this generation is upon us. No matter the criticism, and there is more of it than ever, this company, the Crawford Broadcasting Company will stand firm for what our beloved America should be and we will never back down for anyone, no matter the penalty or cost. If you, if we the people, if we the true Americans don’t stand up now, our freedoms will be lost, and lost forever. This company, the Crawford Broadcasting Company will fight that fight now and forevermore. Then comes the mouth of Katie Couric. Listen to her very words:“The question is how are we going to deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump?”THESE PEOPLE, you and me, conservatives, voting for Trump because of what he did and believed and not because of who he was, must be deprogramed. That sounds like Hitler, who was determined to deprogram Germany, or Stalin, who was determined to deprogram Russia. Does Couric mean that, and when, if these radicals gain complete control, will we who resist be deprogramed that way? That is one scary thought but there it is on the table, out in the open, an unbelievable threat to our freedoms. Think about it the next time you see or hear Couric, a radical, progressive Democrat. Then there is Eugene Robinson, he of the Washington Post. He said the following:“There are millions of Americans, almost all white (really?), almost all Republicans, who somehow need to be deprogramed!”There it is again. We the people, THESE PEOPLE need to be deprogramed so that we can be made to think, believe, act and live like them. Never, NEVER in my lifetime and for me, and I pray the same for you.And something even more radical. Here the words of Michael Beller, former attorney for PBS, the Public Broadcasting System:“We go for all the Republican voters, and Homeland Security will take their children away. And will put them in reeducation camps!”Some would say of course that this is simply an isolated radical comment and doesn’t represent the main, progressive, democratic stream. But it does, IT DOES! They are the enemy of America and its constitution, they are on the attack, THESE PEOPLE are and you and I, if you are conservative, are the targets. If you believe otherwise, you are naïve and deceived. And that is why we boldly STAND UP, and our stand hits hard for we are in the middle of a cultural war to the finish. We have no choice but to fight the fight of faith, to fight back unless we take the way of compromise and as Ronald Reagan well said:“There is only one guaranteed way you can have peace, and you can have it in the next second: SURRENDER!”I and mine will never surrender. Our all is on the alter and we will fight the fight of faith for America, for our constitutional rights and freedoms, for biblical values and morality now and always no matter the cost. And again, I pray that you will do the same. You must do the same. If you want to live in a true democracy, with constitutional protections, with the rights and freedoms which so many of us take for granted, the lifestyle we have come to love and enjoy, and tragically take for granted, you have no choice but to: STAND UPand fight the fight of faith for God and Country. Do it, DO IT NOW OR IT WILL BE TOO LATE. And please, do remember my fellow Americans, and especially my fellow Christians and people of faith that: FREEDOMS ONCE LOST ARE LOST FOREVER!
18 minutes | a month ago
The Constitution - Federalism
The Founding Fathers of the United States of America, the authors of our beloved and beautiful Constitution of the United States feared the federal government. Greatly feared the potential for power abuse by any newly formed federal government.They were determined, these Founding Fathers were, to preserve the authority, autonomy and integrity of the 13 states responsible for determining how a federal, a central source of governmental power would work. Every delegate to the Philadelphia convention came armed and prepared to defend the sovereignty of that state. They would not give up power lightly nor would they allow any central body, any brand new government to usurp the powers, the freedoms, the rights of any of the 13 sovereign states. This new central governmental body would be restricted in powers. It would only have certain rights which were clearly spelled out. It was not legally allowed, this new government, to go beyond those limits and where the Constitution ended those rights and powers, those of the states would remain unadulterated, inalienable, superseding the powers of the federal government. The formulation of such a document, enumerating, explaining, limiting was even more important than the rights and powers granted. The United States of America was then 13 states only, with more to come. But the 13 states were the supreme check and balance. And that was the heart and soul of Federalism. So the Founders constructed the IX and X amendments to the Constitution to make it very clear to the Clintons, Bush’s, Obamas, Trumps and Bidens of the world, politicians bent on power and the exercise thereof how this balance of rights and powers of states and the federal government would work. The Founders told politicians and the people then in Amendment IX that the rights granted to this new federal government cannot be construed (interpreted), enlarged, added on so as to encroach upon all the other rights which were not specifically granted to the federal government but fully retained by the people, WE THE PEOPLE. In short, federal government, Washington D.C., if we don’t grant you the specific rights, all other inalienable rights belong to us. Don’t go there. And, the Founding Fathers and amendment X dealt with powers not specifically delegated. So, federal government said the Founding Fathers, if we don’t specifically, clearly and in detail delegate certain powers to you, you can’t go there. THOSE POWERS ARE RESERVED FOR THE STATES AND THE PEOPLE!No matter the Constitution, the federal government has become a rights and powers monster. It has little regard for Federalism. Where there were once 13 states, now there are 50. But the federal government tramples on the inalienable rights and powers of those 50 states however it wishes. It encroaches, ignores and daily grabs more and more power, and daily restricts or even eliminates certain rights of the people NO MATTER THE CONSTITUTION! WE THE PEOPLE see that happening every day and for the most part, we do little about it. We watch this power hungry governmental monster and we do little about the fact that our rights, once thought to be inalienable, crumble by the day. States become more impotent, irrelevant, ignored in the power struggle and America changes, radically changes so that 545 people out of 330 million, a House of Representatives, a United States Senate, nine Supreme Court Justices and the President rule, don’t represent, but radically rule WE THE 330 MILLION CITIZENS OF THE ONCE GREAT UNITED STATES. This federal government cements its power day by day. So many of the House of Representatives 435 members are never heard from. They seem powerless. U.S. Senators are beholden to party leaders and are rendered powerless unless they comply. A President comes to office with promises of performance with no intention at all. Supreme Court Justices are appointed essentially with regard to how they would interpret the Constitution and apply the law. Some are faithful but others once appointed change (i.e. Chief Justice John Roberts). Once appointed, in office, it is virtually impossible to remove them. We the people are STUCK with them, the House for two years, the President for four years, the Senate for six, and the nine Justices of the Supreme Court FOR LIFE. So much for democracy, dying by the day. The answer: the return and the revival of power and control to the states and the people. President Ronald Reagan gave us the answer: GET GOVERNMENT OFF PEOPLE’S BACKS!The answer is to make certain that ultimate powers do not reside in any one form of government but are divided and shared. Here the words of President Thomas Jefferson who said:“It is by dividing and subdividing these republics from the great National one down thru’ all its subordinates, until it ends in the administration of every man’s farm and affairs by himself; by placing under everyone what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best.”Divide, and subdivide and keep on dividing that power until it finally reaches down to the very land itself, to the people, then the farmers, today the blue collar workers, all the people for then power and rights “will be done for the best,” ultimately residing, these inalienable rights with WE THE PEOPLE. But nothing close to that happens today. In fact, WE THE PEOPLE are ignored, disrespected, viewed as DEPLORABLES good only for votes and money. The federal government essentially does exactly what it wants to do and the burden to protest is on the states and the people. So do many of the states, and the Governors who in the AGE OF CORONA now wield executive authority, even arbitrarily so, like never before. Where the power of the federal government leaves off, now in so many ways rogue Governors and defiant states take over. These states and Governors generally do not combat and resist the federal government, but mimic the power grab of Washington D.C. resulting in the further corruption of rights and powers rather than delegation back to the people. More of democracy down the drain. The Founding Fathers wanted every state to have a certain inalienable independence, and become a laboratory for the experiment in democracy. They saw differing laws in different states as a democratic good. But today, sadly, all 50 states are subservient to the federal government and democracy declines. The power of the federal government grows daily. It becomes an all encompassing power monster growing as an administrative state where laws, rules and regulations are made not necessarily by Congress, but by agencies, administrators and bureaucrats unelected but uncontrolled. These unelected federal bureaucrats are the core of a 400–agency administrative state. The Congress has delegated or abandoned its authority to these 400 agencies which do as they please without congressional oversight. The House and Senate have watched while so much power has been usurped by the President, by the Executive branch and it has failed as our elective representatives to protect and preserve our beloved democracy. No matter the constitutional principle of NONDELEGATION, that process goes on, and on daily, Congress becoming even farther removed daily. As a result, the consequence of ignoring the nondelegation doctrine is what is known as: THE FEDERAL REGISTER.A compilation of Executive branch rules and regulations which now consists of an astonishing: 70,000 PAGESLiterally unbelievable for virtually every page contains a rule or regulation which eviscerates the powers and rights of the states and of course WE THE PEOPLE.Congressional legislation with presidential approval becomes more difficult to accomplish by the day. Therefore, we can expect a continued growth of rules and regulations, and the so called ADMINISTRATIVE STATE will be the real ones controlling our lives. Small wonder that President Trump and so many others call this administrative state: THE SWAMP.Red tape grows. Rules and regulations abound. President Trump did America one great service when he did away with so many of these administrative strangulations by Executive order. But you can be certain that Biden and his democratic associates will reverse the trend and even increase the process. The answer: a return to real federalism where the autonomy, authority and integrity of the states revive, state borders are protected, states become laboratories for experiments in democracy, conscious of the rights of their people, even dividing state power so that by county, township and as far down local as possible, power is shared and exercised. Then and there, the real voice of the real people will be heard. Actions will matter. People will be far more inclined to participate in democracy, in the protection of their inalienable rights, and exercising the powers which our beloved Constitution, especially in amendments IX and X have reserved inalienably for them. If that process does not revive, if true democracy does not return, the America we know and love will be done and over. So, its up to you and me, my fellow Americans. We need to step up now, more than ever so that we can protect our beloved democracy, and the powers and rights which are inalienable and cannot be taken away from us. Thomas Jefferson warned that the day may come when the tree of liberty must be refreshed by the blood of patriots. May we hope that day doesn’t come but we should be ready for it, the way things are. AMERICA NEEDS YOU AND ME NOW MORE THAN EVER! ANSWER THE CALL!
15 minutes | a month ago
HE IS RISEN!Haven’t forgotten that, have you? Just because we celebrated Easter and the Easter message of resurrection even though virtual Sunday, April 4, I just can’t let you and me ever forget that. It’s not just April 4, it’s every day of 12 MONTHS. HE is the only man who ever triumphed over death and the grave, none before Him and none since. THE ONLY ONE! That resurrection, that bodily resurrection, that ascension, that VERIFIED – WITNESSED resurrection and ascension is crucial, pivotal, revolutionary, life changing, essential and indispensable to the belief of every Christian. Morning, noon and night, every day of all 365, the living, resurrected Christ LIVES within the hearts of every Christian believer. And every believer, the Christ has promised, will live with Him now, in this life, and in the life WITH HIM to come. Incredible, is it not? Wonderful, glorious, jubilant, to every believer. But to the natural man: FOOLISHNESS, Absolute and altogether foolishness. It is absolutely ridiculous, says a natural man, an atheist or agnostic, that a mere human being, a carpenter from Nazareth no less, who came from dust and shall return to dust as the scriptures say should rise from the dead. It is just simply not possible. And of course, the myth of the resurrection and the myth of the virgin birth and even for many the myth of the crucifixion all are nothing more than fairytales or as the scriptures say IDLE tales. One can readily see how a natural man, one not drawn by THE HOLY SPIRIT, with eyes closed and ears blocked would scoff, mock and ridicule the EASTER story. If you want, as physicist and astronomer Steven Hawkins would say to believe in a myth of fairytale, that is your right. But the world of science, says Hawkins, astronomy and the so called reason and rationality of the mind dismiss a resurrection possibility out of hand. It didn’t happen, says Hawkins. IT CAN’T HAPPEN!And, to that, the Apostle Paul says if in fact the resurrection did not happen, then: YOUR FAITH IS IN VAIN.Worthless. No better than any other belief system, if even that. If Christ be not risen, any professing believer is not only deceived but becomes him or herself a DECEIVER. Such a believer testifies to a lie, perhaps the biggest lie in all of human history and consequently, becomes a conspirator in the spread of evil and duplicity. So that, not only is the believer’s faith in vain, but the guilt of the false belief of others lies upon him or her as well. When you or I profess to be Christian, we must therefore champion the resurrection with all of our heart, soul and mind. There can be no doubt. NONE! Perhaps that is why the nonbeliever dislikes, even hates Christianity and as a consequence the Christians who follow it. Nonbelievers hate the concept of sin. They see no need for forgiveness. They deeply resent the demands of Christianity and the Christ who boldly proclaims: NO MAN OR WOMAN COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME!Nonbelievers hate that demand, that exclusivity. For it rules out everything else, every other form of belief, in fact every other religion. The crucifixion at Golgotha was merely the death of one man, perhaps even justified. The man who died was a revolutionary, a seditionist, constantly conspiring to get THE PEOPLE to resist and rebel against Rome, the political system, Herod and Pilot on the one hand and the religious authorities, the Pharisees and Sadducees on the other. And he even admitted he came to stir up trouble, to turn one family member against another. He called Herod the Tetrarch of Rome a FOX, cunning, deceiving and lying. The religious establishment despised him because he referred to them over and again as nothing more than hypocrites, or whited sepulchers, empty inside. If any mere man deserved to die, and die in an excruciating way, it was this mirror man Jesus of Nazareth. It was with HIM then as it is now love or hate. You embraced him, believed in him, gave him your all. Or you despised, even hated him nothing more than a rebel or rabble rouser, deluded, even perhaps insane a man in no way to be taken seriously. WITH OR AGAINST. And, written off by Him who again boldly even arrogantly stated: HE THAT IS NOT WITH ME IS AGAINST ME.The world, the secularists, the natural men and women accommodate Christianity one weekend, three days each year. From Good Friday through resurrection Sunday, those who believe in fairytales are allowed their celebration. But then comes Monday and it is back to business as usual, criticizing Christianity, attempting at every hand to get Christians, Christian beliefs and Christianity out of the public square, out of the marketplace, confined if at all possible to the four walls of a church. They are determined, these rabid, progressive secularists to curtail or eliminate Christian witness, any form of evangelism for they the enemy have determined that all Christian speech is:HATE SPEECH. They are determined to destroy, eliminate any form of testimony, any message which states: CHRIST IS RISEN Even as they scoff at the message: UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE WITH THE MIGHTY CHILD O’ER HIS FOESWherever he was buried, there he remains they say. From the time he was laid in a tomb, everything else, EVERYTHING is nothing more than myth, fairytale, idle tale WHY!But, natural man, like it or not, he did in fact rise again. HE WAS SEEN first by the women Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of James and Salome, and Joanna, and other women. They first saw the empty tomb as they brought spices, the announcement of the resurrection by the angel and these women were the very first EVANGELISTS. They were the first to go and tell. They told Peter, and the disciples, 11 of them and others that at the tomb. HE IS NOT THERE! HE IS RISEN!He was there, back for some 40 days before an ascension. He fellowshipped with his disciples and with others. He was there in the flesh for he was hungry and thirsty. He ate and drank and he showed them his nail pierced body and the wounded side where he was pierced. He returned as a man alive and ascended in glory as the eternal Christ. For Christian believers, it is true, all of it. It is fact. It is the foundation of belief. He was alive in the flesh before and after the crucifixion and now lives eternally and forever with his saints to reign. So, the Christian joyfully proclaims Easter Sunday and every other day: HALLELUJAH CHRIST AROSEWe the believers celebrated the Easter weekend, mourning at the remembrance of the crucifixion on Good Friday April 2 but joyfully and jubilantly celebrated HIS Resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 4. That resurrection message was heard that day the world over. The world made time, even priority at least to recognize that incredible message. But now, only mere days later, it is business as usual. Perhaps even we who believe become gradually less open, less aggressive in our testimony, perhaps even unwilling to STAND for what we believe, in Him. Perhaps, gradually, we become more defensive, even withdrawn, unwilling to testify and confront. Perhaps the message of those three potent days becomes a matter of memory, fading, the power of it all dissipating, the courage to fight the fight of faith waning. So, just a few days after the Easter celebration, it is well for us to celebrate again, and again and again, and every day the fact, the most supreme fact in all of human history that: HE IS RISEN.That, as the old hymn says, Christ the Lord is risen today, and every day. Hallelujah! Let us with all our hearts proclaim that message and live that message. It is the greatest fact in human history!So, from the virgin birth, to a powerful human life symbolist, to the crucifixion offering forgiveness for all mankind through the shed blood, to the resurrection, believe it, proclaim it, and live it every day of the year.And one more thing. There is yet to come the rapture. This, the crucified and resurrected Christ will return again for his church, for us. Perhaps that day is near and we should be ready. The rapture is yet another fairytale, so says the natural man. But for Christians, it is the ultimate event, the culmination of everything. If you are Christian, if you believe, then the Holy Spirit bears witness, fortifies your belief, encourages you and strengthens you and makes certain that you live joyfully in the faith, hope and love of the Christian journey. Easter was celebrated days ago. But Easter is not a day, it is a way of life. Celebrate morning, noon and night: HE IS RISEN HALLELUJAH CHRIST THE LORD IS RISEN TODAY AND EVERY DAY!
11 minutes | a month ago
Do you believe that the Resurrection happened? That a man, Jesus of Nazareth, actually rose from the dead, do you? We celebrate this unnatural, God – motivated event, the greatest in human history next week. But again, do you actually believe that this Resurrection, physically, bodily actually happened.The Apostle Paul says that if you do not believe, then your faith is in vain. That is, if this Resurrection never really happened, Christianity is predicated on a false premise, no better than any other so called religion and in fact maybe worse. Unless Jesus Christ rose from the dead, He was no more than a good moral teacher, and perhaps more magician than miracle worker and by no means the Savior of the World. Again, the words of the Apostle Paul:IF CHRIST BE NOT RISENYOUR FAITH IS IN VAINBut he did. So we believe, and in fact base our lives, our future fortunes on this miraculous event. But Christian faith is based on: THE EMPTY TOMB.Witnesses saw him. They touched him. They heard him speak. They dined with him, another supper after THE LAST SUPPER. They listened to him, heard his voice and believed. They saw an ascension. They felt the power of God the Father in his person. And if ever there was doubt, it was gone. And all who believed could say with the Apostle Paul: FOR ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST!The power of this Resurrection consumed them, became them and out they went to testify, to witness, boldly proclaim, never the same again and wishing the same for others. The power of the resurrected Christ, the coming of the Holy Spirit produced a movement among mankind never before and never like it again. They went, these empowered believers: INTO ALL THE WORLD TO PREACH THIS GOSPELto the Jew first and then to the Gentile. But to all men and women everywhere. But think of this man, this carpenter from Nazareth whose ministry was a short some three years before his Crucifixion. He was a worker of MIRACLES. He, the God – man, was possessed with power over nature. He commanded the seas, he raised the dead, he healed the sick, he restored sight but all of that, miraculous as it may be, was not enough.He was a great teacher, endowed with divine wisdom. His teachings, those parables would live ‘til the end of time. He brought a special divine wisdom. But that was not enough. He introduced a new social order. John the Baptist came fasting but HE came eating and drinking. He came that our joy, the happiness of the new believer should be full. That life in HIM should be merry, abundant for the earth was his and he gave it to us. But that was not enough. Some who came before him did these things. And so, for him to be special, one-of-a-kind, GOD WITH US, there came the trial by heathen men. Then came THE CRUCIFIXION, that horrible, brutal, excruciatingly painful death on the cross and the shedding of all that innocent blood. There had to come that event of NO GREATER LOVE. For we were taught in that Crucifixion that there is no greater love than that a man or a woman should lay down his or her life for someone else, for a friend. THAT WAS NECESSARY, the shedding of the blood of this innocent man for the REMISSION of all sin. The Crucifixion, this supreme redemptive act was absolutely necessary for without it, all that HE was or did was not enough. The blood of a sinless man must be shed in remission of the sins of sinful men.Even he, on that cross, felt forsaken even as we at times do. But this radical, lifechanging event was absolutely necessary in order to change the course of human history, to change the nature of all mankind. Think of all that the next time you partake of the wine and the bread. I often wonder about this man, this carpenter from Nazareth. Sinless was he, so we are told and believe, but a man nonetheless. I wonder about his humanity, what he looked like, how he acted, his personality, his ability to laugh and cry. We know he wept but we can only assume he laughed, because he loved the joy of life. We know his heavy heart and enlightened mind, his teachings serious and weighty. But surely he laughed, saw the humor in life and in mankind for his teaching parables can often be ironic or even sardonic. We can perhaps believe that even as he loved mankind, surely he laughed at their hypocrisy and pretenses. Was he, I wonder, subject to headaches, or on occasion a stomach upset. Surely he was tired. We were told he could be angry which means he ran the gamut of human emotions. I wonder how often he bathed or who may have trimmed his hair. I wonder how he prayed in all those private moments when he was alone with his FATHER. I would trade any of the four gospels for a recording of his thoughts and words in private, with his disciples, in prayer, comments on sunsets, or howling winds, or even the sporting events of the time. How wonderful it would be to know more about this MAN, this carpenter from Nazareth who was crucified for the sins of the world. But then he died. And the earth shook. The sun hid its face. One Joseph of Arimathea took his dead body and laid it in a tomb, over and done for every man before or since. But not this one. For then came the third day: EASTER.The greatest day in the history of mankind. RESURRECTION DAY. UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE. And so we celebrate Easter and we who believe in the Resurrection say boldly to all mankind:HE IS NOT HEREHE IS RISEN!The natural man receives not these things of the Spirit. They are folly, mythological, just flat out untrue. From dust you came, says this natural man and to dust you will return and there will be no more. Not so, says the carpenter from Nazareth, the resurrected Christ of Glory, NOT SO. Even as I rose up from the grave, SO WILL YOU! Those who believe in me will live with me eternally. You are wrong, natural man, dead wrong for you have failed to understand or believe in the greatest event in human history. But the natural man continues to say that CHRIST IS NOT RISEN, and the natural man laughs at Christians and with a look in the eye boldly says: YOUR FAITH IS IN VAIN!Ah, but not so says the Christ of Glory. I am by the power of God alive and I have triumphed over death and the grave. And so will you if you believe in the crucified Christ and the resurrected Christ of Glory. It is as the philosopher and theologian Pascal said the supreme wager in all of life: Do you believe in the resurrected Christ or not? You will make the wager of a natural man or a spiritual man. You will BELIEVE or you will not. Do you believe, do you believe in that Resurrection? If you do, and you should, then your faith is not in vain.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
Woke - Education
Are you a racist? Are you?Think about it. Does any form of racism exist in your life, anywhere? Have you experienced this disease, this hatred at work, in your personal or professional lives, have you? And, has racism of any kind been experienced by your children, or young children you know especially in school, in education, any kind, anywhere? Sadly, for America, for we the people, and for we the people of faith, the vast majority of whom are people of good will, fair minded and believe that all men and women are created equal, we are forced to deal with racism as never before. The concept, the disease now permeates our educational systems, tragically so. BLACK LIVES MATTER has now taken over our constitutional requirement that ALL LIVES MATTER. And the spokespersons for this new, radical Reverse Racism now begin to dominate so much of our culture, our government and most especially, our EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS. Many are aggressive, assertive, angry and make no effort for reconciliation, peace and harmony between the races. They are intent to capture the hearts and minds of the young, and consequently, in due course, change society that way. The young will be the ambassadors of the new culture, the new dogma, the new dictates of angry, Marxist blacks and WOKE WHITES who are determined to rid our society of its WHITENESS and all the evils inherent therein. If you are white, be ready for the attack, especially in the world of education.Marxists like Stalin and Lenin, and dictators like Hitler knew how critical it was to control education. Let me, said Hitler, train the minds of the young and they will be Nazis forever. Give me, said the Russian Marxists, a child at the age of four and that child will be communist – Marxist forever. And that is the goal of the revolutionaries, the radicals, the so called progressives (what a joke) for American education, for our young. The ultimate goal of so many of these radicals is to turn the young and in time, all of America to socialism and Marxism. It is naïve to think about what is happening in America in any other way. You and I, my fellow Americans, conservatives and Christians need to know, and stand up but more importantly: DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS NEW REVERSE RACISM!The once great state of Illinois has taken the lead among all of the states in indoctrinating public school students in what is termed: ULTRA–WOKENESS.This new and advanced, extreme form of WOKE is fully grounded in Neo–Marxist: CRITICAL RACE THEORY, which is spreading nationwide and faster by the day, so says Stanley Kurtz, a strong patriot working and writing for WATCH ILLINOIS. The aim of these new radical educators is to DECONSTRUCT the existing educational systems, priorities, beliefs and values and to reconstruct all things educational on a brand new model, a Neo–Marxist model to be sure. Much of our history, our American history will be rewritten or eliminated. For example, the 1619 PROJECT which claims that America was built on the backs of slave labor now replaces much of real and factual American history and is spreading nationwide. But this and much more is happening in the once great state of Illinois where, writer Kurtz states that in Illinois: “That is where woke has gone for broke, and America may soon pay the price.”These new educational theories, fostered in large measure by BLACK LIVES MATTER, itself founded in much of Marxism, is forcing third graders to “deconstruct their racial identities” and rank themselves by: POWER AND PRIVILEGE.In short, this now new ULTRA–WOKENESS goes farther and deeper into systemic racism, fosters this new CRITICAL RACE THEORY and in addition to SYSTEMIC RACISM, focuses in school on the concept of: MARGINALIZATIONwhere minorities, and especially Blacks, live on the edges of society and never are able to achieve integration or any part of the American Dream. They completely ignore the fact that some of the wealthiest and most influential people in our society are Black, especially in the world of athletics, entertainment and now ever growing at the core of American business itself. But they are determined, these educators radical, ultra–woke and even Marxist to: GO FOR BROKEespecially in the world of education. Writer Stanley Kurtz of WATCH ILLINOIS states in a most learned article that the state of Illinois is about to mandate that all its licensed teachers adopt: PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL ORTHODOXY and impart this new ideology to all of its students. And more and perhaps an even greater problem. The state of Illinois has laid the ground work for this assault on our beloved CONSTITUTION by enacting a civics law that forces teachers to discuss current political controversies in class and more, compels them to organize adventures in:ACTION CIVICS. That is, student protests, lobbying for gun control, demanding climate change, working for The Green New Deal and the end of fossil fuels and much more. These new educational requirements are, says Kurtz, transparent attempts to import leftist political activism and indoctrination into Illinois schools. When fully implemented, teachers in the Illinois public school system will be forced into the role of de facto leftist community organizers. If not, they will be subject to negative performance reviews, student, peer or parent complaints or even the possibility of the revocation of the license to teach!The state of Illinois, its Governor and educational leaders are determined to be THE LEADER in the new educational ULTRA–WOKEISM and to spread the Neo–Marxist cultural race theory, more so than any other state and they are well on the way. Kurtz says that these new Illinois educational standards, including the existing Illinois civic laws:“Formalize the conversion of K-12 schools into political indoctrination camps.”By the way, that includes advancing the extreme new rights for transgenders. If you have a daughter in school, or you know of a young girl loved by friend or family in school, you and she better be prepared for biological boys even men sharing bathrooms and locker rooms with her. What, I ask, my fellow Americans and fellow Christians is happening to our beloved country, WHAT? Know the truth and it alone will make you free. There is criticism by Christians that this kind of commentary does not belong on Christian radio stations. How wrong that is. This is precisely where it belongs. It is WE THE CHRISTIANS who must take the lead in standing up, condemning this immoral, even satanic ultra–wokeness, especially in education and as it affects the hearts and minds of our young. This new Marxist secularism is the avowed and hateful enemy of Christianity and all things religious. Any person of faith whether Christian, Jew, Muslim or other must stand up or watch religion be eviscerated by these radical, hateful WOKERS. I grieve for the state of New York and the Buffalo public schools and I grieve every bit as much for the once great state of Illinois and its great cities, especially the special Chicago as they change every day under the influence of this satanic, Marxist new education. Stop it, my fellow Americans, please stop it. Take over the school Boards, impeach the Governors. Support charter schools. Or private schools. Or most especially Christian schools but at the same time, fight to regain the independence, the objectivity and the constitutionality of our once great public schools. If we lose the public schools, we lose America forever!
23 minutes | 2 months ago
Racist: Marxist The New Woke Education
Are you a racist? I ask a serious question, are you?If you are white, however you define the color of the skin white, you are according to BLACK LIVES MATTER and millions of others, black and white. Most people, most white people would answer that question with a resounding NO – I AM NOT A RACIST. The vast majority of people, and Americans right thinking, fair minded and honest cannot judge any person by the color of the skin. Rather, as Dr. Martin Luther King would say, by the content of the person’s character. But according to BLACK LIVES MATTER founders, three black ladies Marxist–trained, if you are white, you are racist whether you know it or not! That is, whether or not you practice racism. For, to be born white is to be born genetically SYSTEMIC RACIST, whatever that means. If you are born white, you are born with a systemic, perhaps genetic antipathy for black people. In my view, nothing is more racist than such accusations, NOTHING! It matters not, says BLACK LIVES MATTER members and spokespersons, whether or not you are conscious of your racism. If you are, and you are racist, of course you know that. But even if you think you are not racist, or perhaps never even really think about racism as such, you are still, they say, racist subconsciously. It is there, this hatred of another race whether you know it or not! SYSTEMIC RACISM. What a bunch of poppycock. Those who espouse this hatred, this BLACK LIVES MATTER stuff are themselves HATEFUL RACISTS! Tragically, this thinking, this spread of racial hatred permeates now so much of our educational system. There is what is known as the NEW PEDAGOGIES, new teaching priorities, a new way of educating the young about their inherent, systemic racism especially if they are white. There is the spread across American education from kindergarten through 12th grade, and especially in colleges and universities of what Fatima Morell, she the Director of the Office of CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY RESPONSIBLE INITIATIVES calls the requirement of culturally responsive teaching. No matter reading, writing and arithmetic, racism is priority one and all teachers must culturally respond accordingly. This Morell terms as well the: PEDAGOGY OF LIBERATION.She claims, for the Buffalo public school systems and hopefully all others, that such instructional strategies are EQUITY BASED and justify a complete revision, THE COMPELTE EMANCIPATION of Buffalo public school curricula. In short, fourth grader, you are racist whether you know it or not and you ought to get about the business of cleansing that racism from your system. Morell like so many others summarizes all of this new racism in one word: WOKE!Fatima Morell is the architect of the new racism, the attack on whites and perhaps all non–Blacks in Western New York. It is there and at least in some ways, everywhere.Right thinking people, many of whom are Christian including white, Hispanic (so called brown), yellow – Asian or any other non–Black color should be shocked at the accusations of Morell and all like her that all such are RACISTS and in need of recognition of such followed by full atonement for those cultural sins. But the vast majority, VAST MAJORITY of these accused are not the least bit racist. They regard all men, all people no matter the color as equal, especially under our Constitution. They are not prejudiced, hateful, biased against blacks or any other person of different skin color. They believe, unlike much of BLACK LIVES MATTER that all human beings matter and that all human beings are created equal. Christians believe that all men and women are Gods creations, they matter to HIM and all who believe will one day be together, really together and with him no matter the color of the skin. That is fact, truth but that matters not to Morell, or BLACK LIVES MATTER or all other WOKE individuals who have become culturally responsive and champions of: THE NEW RACISM. The new hatred of the woke Blacks against whites and all like them. In the Buffalo public schools, Fatima Morell and her associates have created a new curriculum promoting BLACK LIVES MATTER, no matter that the organization and the founders have strong Marxist ties. Teachers are required to engage in ANTI RACIST training programs which promotes radical politics and as one anonymous Buffalo public school teacher said:“A series of scoldings, guilt trips and demands to demean oneself simply to make another feel empowered.”This teacher went on to state that these “manipulative mind games” must be adopted by all, expressing support for Morell’s left–wing politics or “risk professional retaliation.” Reverse and hateful racism, black against white, don’t you think? The fundamental assumption is that all Americans are guilty of “implicit racial bias.” What an absolute bunch of nonsense.I AM NOT A RACIST. Not in any way. I state that emphatically and clearly. That is so in my personal and professional life. You may find it interesting that the majority of the employees of the Crawford Broadcasting Company are so called MINORITIES. THE MINORITY IS THE MAJORITY! I suppose I should be proud of that, but in reality, I am only proud of them, those people, the so called discriminated against minority of workers. They have earned their positions; their salaries and they have taken advantage of the opportunities this company affords. They learn, they grow, they produce, all of them, no matter the color of the skin. And they make my company what it is, great in my opinion without favor or prejudice. Even as there is opportunity, there is accountability. We emphasize as scripture does WORK and not WOKE. At the slightest sign of racism of any kind, ANY KIND conscious or subconscious, that individual is terminated immediately. This company has zero tolerance for racism not just as a matter of policy but in actual practice. Discriminate in any way against any person of any skin color, red, yellow, black or white, and you are gone, TERMINATED! We do not think about racism in our company for THERE IS NONE. We proudly serve God and Country, all of us and we will not be diverted by the Morell’s of the world, the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement and all like them, we will not succumb to WOKE thinking or tenets. We do not understand SYSTEMIC RACISM, whatever that means for there is none in my company and to my knowledge none in the lives of the wonderful people with whom I work. We are concerned that it is Director Morell and all like her who fan the flames of racism, and promote the NEW RACISM, fostering hate and at least verbal aggression against all non–Blacks and we resist and deeply resent this movement, its ideals and any impact it may have on this company or the wonderful people who live and work here. But back to the Buffalo public schools and Director Fatima Morell. Morell has designed a curriculum requiring schools to teach the BLACK LIVES MATTER PRINCIPLES which include among other radical and revolutionary demands the “dismantling of cisgender privilege” and creating “queer–affirming networks where heteronormative thinking no longer exists!” Some of this new stuff actually occurs in kindergarten and for the minds of four-year-olds. The new thinking, the new teaching is not about a man and a woman, nothing biological about people, but only the NEWNORMAL where you are what you want to be, a so called New Gender Identity and the new Sexual Orientation. And more, and this should frighten every American parent and citizen. This new curriculum is designed to accelerate: “The disruption of Western nuclear family dynamics.”Can you believe that?Christopher Rufo, an excellent writer for the New York Post newspaper, obtained lesson plans from the Buffalo public school district (Morell) which promulgate the following as Rufo states:“The lesson plans which I have obtained from the district (Buffalo public schools) are even more divisive. In kindergarten, teachers ask students to compare their skin color with an arrangement of crayons and watch a video that dramatizes dead Black children speaking to them from beyond the grave about the dangers of being killed by racist police and state sanctioned violence.” Can you believe that? Kindergarten, four-year-old children being indoctrinated by this wicked, evil, hateful stuff. Absolutely incredible. And the hateful Buffalo public school curriculum only gets worse as the children get older. In middle and high school grades, students learn that:“All white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism. Often unconsciously, white elites work to perpetuate racism through politics, law, education and the media.”From four to 18 years old, this hateful, racist curriculum pounds the drumbeat of racial hatred into the hearts and minds of innocent children. Can you believe this? Where are the right thinking, fair minded people who should stand up to this reverse racism, this new cultural hatred and excise this from the Buffalo school curriculum and in fact all of Western New York and the rest of our country. And perhaps the worst of all at least in my thinking. If you are white, born white, you have a very special duty to atone for your: WHITENESS.The chief attribute of WHITENESS is systemic racism, buried deep whether conscious or unconscious. If you are white, you are racist! And therefore, white man or woman, your first priority is to: ATONE FOR YOUR WHITE PRIVILEGE.Be sorry, make amends, apologize for the fact that you are WHITE. Absolutely unbelievable. This stuff doesn’t come from a book, or a publication, or the thinking and speech of a few radicals and revolutionaries. This is actual teaching and this, all of this is now happening in the Buffalo public schools and in fact, all across America. This thinking, these tenets, more or less, are happening everywhere, in every state, in every county and city, and, more or less in every educational institution, from kindergarten through college and university. Whether you are aware or care, it is happening where you live, it is happening to your educational systems, more or less. And it will only continue to happen, and grow, and fester, and corrupt American culture in ways almost impossible to understand. This is hard truth. It is difficult as a subject matter to be dealt with by a broadcast company and its media outlets which are Christian at the core, conservative, and deeply concerned with the future of our once great America. YOU should be concerned because YOU have to be concerned. TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY THE CHILD SHOULD GO says our beloved Bible, true words indeed. For if that training and education, which begin at the ages of three, four or five occurs, when that child becomes old, mature, an adult: THAT CHILD, THAT ADULT WILL NOT DEPART THEREFROM!Get them young and get them forever. I am so deeply concerned, I grieve for the innocent young children in the Buffalo public school system and so many other once great American public school systems who are being brainwashed, indoctrinated, intimidated by this new WOKE, these new racist, cultural imperatives for, Fatima Morell and all like her are determined that these young children will grow and graduate and get going as adult: ACTIVISTS FOR ANTI RACISM. Goodbye America unless you and I step up, put an end to this, get back to good solid teaching and education and train these young hearts and minds to be fair minded, true Americans with nothing but the highest respect for all men and women who are created equal under God and under our Constitution.Please stand up my fellow Americans and put an end to this stuff. If we don’t put an end to this, it will put an end to us, and our beloved America.
18 minutes | 2 months ago
Do you believe in prayer? That is, do you believe that prayer works, and works wonders, do you? If you pray, and make your requests known to God the Father, do you believe that HE will answer, do you? If you pray that President Biden will see the light and turn from his non–scriptural, non–Christian ways as he champions abortion, the gay agenda, euthanasia and more, if you pray that Biden will be convicted and transformed by the Holy Spirit, do you believe, REALLY BELIEVE that will happen, that God will answer and change the mind and heart of perhaps the most powerful man in the world, do you?Of course, God the Father can do anything, ANYTHING. Our God is the Creator of all things, all peoples. The earth is the LORD’S and whatever his will, that you may be sure will be done. His will, his timing and his ways may not be our ways but we can be certain what he wants will happen. Dare we ask that if we ask of God what seems to us to be right and it doesn’t happen, dare we ask that God is not listening, eternally silent and not paying attention to us his creations, his children? Dare we ask that.David did. In the pslams, David became frustrated time and again asking the God of Abraham: ARE YOU LISTENING?Do you hear me. Why do you not answer me. I am your child and I call upon you time and time again, I wait patiently for your answer and it seems never to come. WHY? Why do you not answer me, oh God, why? What a question, perhaps the most fundamental question any Christian can ask. We pray for evil ways and things to end but they continue. Why? We pray that Democrats like Pelosi, and Schumer, and Tlaib, and AOC will recognize the evil of abortion, become convicted by the Holy Spirit but it never happens. The mystery of EVIL has puzzled, confused and even conflicted the very best of the saints. Billy Graham was once asked why, if God was good, holy, just and right, and LOVING, was there evil in the world and so much of it. WHY? Graham, honest to the core as he was admitted that he did not understand and did not know why. Evil was perhaps for him, and is for us, the most confusing, difficult to accept NON–ANSWER to what we regard as our fervent and sincere prayers.Christians, our brothers and sisters, are slaughtered everyday the world over. Churches are bombed. Children are kidnapped and sold into slavery. Sexual slavery. The world and much of our government turns its back on the problem, this evil at work. Weapons of mass destruction continue to be produced. Armies are modernized and ready for warfare. Nation rises up against nation, and the anti–religionists proliferate and predominate. Poverty and plague increase, evil to the core. And, perhaps this is only the beginning of the end times, ONLY THE BEGINNING. Why, why we ask oh Lord? We ASK, Father God and so often without answer. We SEEK your will, DIVINE ANSWERS and so often they do not come. We KNOCK and even though the door, that spiritual door to YOU for the price of your will and grace is promised by you to be opened, abortion continues and the answer, the divine solution to that problem never seems to occur. WHY, why we ask do you allow that?When divine answers do not come, when the ways of evil politicians continue and only grow worse, many begin to not believe in prayer, the power and efficacy of prayer. It just doesn’t work, the doubters say, for Pelosi will never change her ways and will always champion abortion. The skeptic says that God either is not listening or doesn’t care. That divine silence becomes a serious problem, and a real hindrance to faith, especially the faith of the fragile. And yet, prayer is the only way, our only access, the only medium, the only communication method between us and HIM. Without that, there is nothing but silence, void, and without PRAYER, there is no means to express our joy, our thankfulness, gratitude, our feelings from the deepest recesses of our hearts and souls. We cling as Christians to the promise that: PRAYER WORKS WONDERS.And we believe that even though so often we do not see that. We pray for America. We pray that God will lead, guide and direct and that our God will: BLESS AMERICA.We continue to ask for divine favor but so often our prayers for things secular seem to go unanswered. Why, we say with David, why oh Lord? ARE YOU LISTENING? Do you hear me, says David? We see America rotting spiritually, immorality at every turn, destruction of all things religious, and the free speech of Christian testimony gradually done away with. And we ask for divine help, intervention to put a stop to this EVIL and it only seems to increase. And so, as doubt occurs, we are simply left with that most perplexing of questions: WHY?But there are terms and conditions to answered prayer. We are told in the Old Testament that God will not hear, nor will God answer unless we the people approach him in HUMILITY. Are you humble when you pray? And we are called upon to pray sincerely, earnestly, and continuously. Do we do that? Do we really BELIEVE when we pray that God will both: HEAR AND ANSWER,do we? We honestly SEEK his will, what is right godly and not what we think is right, do we?And, do we turn from our evil and wicked ways? We pray that the evil of others will be dealt with but often we forget that our own lives need constant cleansing. How can we expect God to deal with a speck in the eye of someone else when there is a beam, a much larger thing in our eye, in our lives. It won’t happen. We his people must humble, seek and turn before God will listen, even listen. But if those conditions exist, God will both hear and answer, otherwise not. Answered prayer depends so much on WHAT we ask. Selfish, self–serving, egotistic prayers and requests get nowhere. We are commanded to pray for those in authority and we should. But if we approach God with the proposition that they are wrong and we are right, if we approach God the Father without asking as his prayer requires that HIS WILL BE DONE, we can’t expect an answer. If prayer is all about self, selfish supplications usually get nowhere. We need to pray for ourselves but not demand. We need to pray for others, and always in love, with true and real hope and faith in that prayer that God will answer. If we pray for America, then we must be about the business of doing all we can for our beloved country as a precondition to asking God’s help for it and us. What we ask of God is so very important.There are any number of ways (how) to ask. Perhaps the most effective, says the Lord of Glory is, prayer alone: IN THE CLOSET.You in prayer alone with God Almighty, with the intercession of the Holy Spirit. There is no better place or way to pray. Or perhaps when two or three are gathered together, where GOD is there, as with a spouse, or child or children, or friend or employee, that is beautifully effective.Or larger numbers, many in the multitudes. The prayer leadings at church, the corporate prayer of congregations at worship. We have our thoughts, our wants and needs but it is highly effective, says the scripture, to listen to others leading in prayer who express their very own. They are their words, their supplications to God, but they can become ours. Those corporate, congregational prayers like individual, can work wonders.WORDS, their numbers or eloquence doesn’t matter. Jesus told us that the old spiritual hypocrites thought they would be heard “for their many words.” The more the better, they thought but in reality, the words were all about them and without the sincerity which God requires. When you pray alone, thoughts and words are exactly yours, precisely what you think, from the deepest recesses of your heart and we are told those prayerful words work wonders for they are the most sincere, the most real. They are not subject to the criticism or even ridicule of others. IT IS ATTITUDE NOT ELOQUENCE WHICH MATTERS IN PRAYER.I can pray for President Biden because I am required to as a Christian. Such a prayer usually gets nowhere. Or, I can pray for President Biden because I really hope in faith that he will be the right President for America at this critical time in history. The former prayer gets nowhere, the latter works. We should not bother to pray unless we EXPECT God to hear and answer. Those words pro forma get nowhere. We should believe that our prayers will be answered. Not that we will get what we want or even necessarily what we request. But at our request, the HOLY WILL of God will be gone and we will know. There is no point in praying unless you really believe, REALLY BELIEVE that prayer works and WORKS WONDERS.Then, WE WAIT. Wait on the Lord says the scriptures, for his timetable is not ours. His ways are not ours. God will do with Biden, Schumer, Pelosi, McConnell and all others in authority as HE will on his very own timetable and his very own ways. But HE knows where we stand and what we have requested. HE KNOWS. We wait and we accept. Perhaps the real answer to prayer is to watch expectantly for the will of God to be revealed, WHATEVER THAT IS. If we have done our best, worked for the night is coming, and prayed with a sincere and believing heart, that is all we can do. The rest lies in the hands of the one who made us.Jesus spent 40 days and nights in the wilderness, PRAYING, meditating, and fasting. Have you ever tried to pray and fast at the same time? If we did, most of us would hardly endure 40 minutes much less 40 days. Fascinating, isn’t it, that the Son of the living God needed that 40 day experience, that spiritual fine tuning in order to be all that he could be and do the will of his FATHER. How much more should we pray like that, and: PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.Never stop, always believing, patiently waiting, living in that loving expectancy.The disciples of Jesus asked him to TEACH them to pray. They were not sure they knew how. From the Lord came the Lord’s prayer. And Jesus said to them, as you approach God the Father, the Creator of all things and you, this HOLY GOD, the first thing you ask in prayer is: THY WILL BE DONE. Not mine, not the will of anyone else, but only the will of God the Father. That all is wonderful, beautiful, just, fair even though it is often beyond our understanding. Prayer works. So, get in that closet, and all alone, with the INTERCESSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, or: PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!Prayer works.
17 minutes | 3 months ago
Freedom of Religion
IT IS THE FIRST FREEDOM!The first freedom of the First Amendment to the greatest document ever created by mankind, the American Constitution!So many think that RELIGION in the First Amendment is all about the FREEDOM of religion. Actually, there are two parts, very significant parts to this most important, constitutionally prioritized freedom of religion. The first is the matter of: ESTABLISHMENT.Congress, these precious First Amendment words say so clearly, “shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” In short, Congress cannot engage in legislation, cannot create any law or part thereof which in any way establishes, orders or legally requires a religion OR ANY PART THEREOF! Nothing Congress, House and Senate, NOTHING! Hands off you 535 elected Representatives of WE THE PEOPLE, STAY OUT OF RELIGION ALTOGETHER! But inevitably, the Congress does in fact get involved and makes laws, direct or indirect, in whole or in part. For example, the Catholic Church and much of the Christian church generally is against the use of contraceptives and in fact birth control. But Congress, in the form of the nefarious OBAMACARE required full coverage of contraceptives by all as any form of insurance, health or medical was formulated. THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR, determined to protect Catholic rights, rituals and principles fought the Congress, and then President Barack Hussein Obama, the author of Obamacare, accusing them of meddling with religious doctrine and principle, and establishing the demand that contraceptives and birth control be covered by insurance. In that limited but important way, Congress made a law which established the religious principle and as such, clearly violated the Constitution, so said the Little Sisters of the Poor. The Supreme Court agreed! But there is more to come as the two sides battle, the aggressive, angry, anti–religionists on the one hand and those who unabashedly stand for what they honestly believe is a sincere and vitally important religious principle. This aggressive, Democrat – progressive controlled Congress, House and Senate will begin, in the next four years to trample upon religious rights and freedoms and establish as much secularity as possible. Don’t let them do it my fellow Americans, DON’T LET THEM DO IT! In their maniacal attempt to do away with as much religion as possible, as a critical part of the new CANCEL CULTURE secular movement, you can be sure that this Congress, aided and abetted by their President will do as much as is constitutionally possible to: PROHIBIT THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGIONand that is the second part of the protections which the First Amendment and our beloved Constitution granted unequivocally and unconditionally to us WE THE PEOPLE in that First Amendment. Obama, when he was President, attempted to do just that. Obama and his ilk fought to interpret the FREE EXERCISE CLAUSE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT so that what it really meant was that there would be the freedom of WORSHIP but not the broad freedom of exercise which the Founding Fathers envisioned. In short, worship and believe as you will between the four walls of a Church but not in public, not in the public square, not in the marketplace. That of course was a clear violation of the First Amendment and the right of free exercise and so, when litigated, the various courts and even the Supreme Court have found. We the believers, Christians in our case, have the right, the unbridled and unabridged right to testify to our faith anywhere at any time. We can stand on street corners and pass out tracks. We can ticket and boycott abortion clinics. We can gather together publicly for prayer and worship, and singing, and praise to our Lord, ANYWHERE, anywhere in the entire United States of America, ANYWHERE! That freedom of religion and its exercise must be unbridled, unabridged, unfettered, inviable. And only we the people can make sure that happens. This House and Senate and this President will begin to do all they can to rid the public square and eventually, our entire country of the free exercise of religion. DON’T LET IT HAPPEN MY FELLOW AMERICANS! DON’T LET IT HAPPEN.Watch for other ways in which this Congress will attempt to restrict, abridge, and otherwise negatively impact (CANCEL RELIGIOUS CULTURE) through illegal, unconstitutional legislation.There is a strong secular movement to do away with TAX EXEMPTION for religious entities, including and especially Churches. The financial health of any religious organization is built upon the fact that contributions can be made to such a ministry, tax exempt to it, and tax deductible by the giver. Watch, in the next Biden progressive four years, for legislation or legislative movement to accomplish that. Congress and the states now have political experience with so called EMERGENCY RESTRICTIONS on the right to peaceably assemble, another significant part of the First Amendment freedoms. Congregation worship can be shut down or significantly reduced in size, with restrictions for social distancing and other internal church practices. A Governor, or a President, or undoubtedly a Congress can declare some state of emergency and the unlawful, unconstitutional ABRIDGEMENT of the free exercise of religion occurs. Precedent has been set by Covid. It is only the beginning. Watch for that to happen, but don’t let it my fellow Christians. Do not allow that unconstitutional abridgement to happen! Stand up like John MacArthur of Grace Community Church and resist, say no to government of any kind intruding on the free exercise of religion. If you don’t, IT will happen. And, HATE SPEECH. There are already movements federal, state and local to declare much of the Gospel, much of the Bible, much of the precious WORD OF GOD as hate speech. To call a person a sinner, to identify those sins in biblical terms, to testify to any need for forgiveness and repentance, should be labeled as HATE SPEECH and those atheistic, angry and aggressive anti–religionists are determined to make that happen. That will be a major factor in the shut down of religion and limitation, the abridgement of the freedom of religion in terms of testifying with respect to the doctrine in which it believes. The scripture commandment YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN is hate speech. That is hateful, accusatory, even slanderous to individuals and the very same to other religions. To claim that any religion is the only way, the only truth, and the only life as Christianity does is again hateful, hate speech to all other religions. It is the explicit aim of anti–religionists to have all such speech categorized as hate speech so that litigation can ensue both CRIMINAL AND CIVIL. It can be possible, my fellow Americans, that to believe in and testify for Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World could result in criminal charges, fines and even incarceration. It could well lead to civil lawsuits, long and costly litigation and severe financial repercussions for anyone so practicing in the FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION. Watch for it because it will happen my fellow Christians and when it does you better stand up, stand tall, resist and stand firm upon your incredible freedoms of religion which are more than fragile under the Biden Administration. If THEY have their way, those freedoms once lost are lost forever. And then there is the Johnson Act. That prohibits Pastors, Priests, Rabbis, Iman’s or any other religious leaders from taking political positions and endorsing candidates from the pulpit and within the confines and environment of the place of worship itself. That Johnson Act both restricts and eliminates the rights of religious leaders to express through freedom of speech their political views regarding candidates and issues, a clear constitutional violation. The internal Revenue Service, the IRS is authorized to pursue those religious transgressors civilly, with respect to tax exemption and deductibility on the one hand, and even in extreme cases, criminally on the other. President Trump put a halt to that but you can be certain that Biden and company will, when the time and opportunity is right, reintroduce and reinforce the Johnson Act against religious leaders and religious entities. To speak out as a Pastor, for example, against abortion and politicians who are pro abortion in any church environment would result in civil or criminal liability. Nothing intimidates free speech more, especially the exercise of religious freedoms from the pulpit itself. Don’t let it happen, my fellow Americans, my fellow Christians, DON’T LET IT HAPPEN!The fight for freedom of religion, the free exercise thereof and the prevention of the establishment thereof is on like never before. This fight for us, religionists and believers is: NON–VIOLENT!The weapons we use to resist and defend are different. They are spiritual. They are commitment and conviction. They are spirit–driven so that we who truly believe will never compromise or quit. We will fight this fight of faith with all of our spiritual might because it is our absolute, unabridged and unconditional right to do so under the First Amendment of our beloved Constitution and more importantly, because it is right to do so as commanded by the Lord of Glory, for us as Christians, Jesus Christ. The American people elected Biden, a democratic Senate and a democratic House at election which many think were fraudulent and unfair. Nonetheless, they have the power and you can be certain they will exercise that power in an aggressive, progressive, socialistic way which will in so many ways, SO MANY WAYS focus on anti–religion and the FREE EXERCISE THEREOF. Don’t let it happen my fellow Americans, don’t let them, our constitutional political enemies, intent upon CANCELLING CULTURE AND RELIGION, from changing those critical American principles and freedoms and your rights along with that. We the Christians are now COUNTER CULTURE. We were the culture, the majority but now, no more. We fight the fight of faith with spiritual weapons or we lose those spiritual freedoms forevermore. Don’t let it happen my fellow Americans, don’t let it happen, for those freedoms once lost, those precious First Amendment freedoms of religion among others once lost are: LOST FOREVER.
15 minutes | 3 months ago
The Fight of Faith
Ready for the fight, of faith that is? Are you?You better be ready for THE FIGHT IS ON. It is here, now, HAPPENING! The soldiers of the CROSS are now called upon to do battle with the soldiers of SATAN. You have no choice, my fellow Christians, and in fact all people of faith but to become an active participant in: THE FIGHT OF FAITH.This fight is different. It is spiritual. The weapons are different, completely different in this spiritual warfare. They are not nuclear. The weapons are not guided missiles. They are not the latest guns or ammunition. Or germ warfare. These are the weapons of the satanic, weapons that kill and destroy. The weapons used by Christians and people of faith do not kill. These spiritual weapons are: NON–VIOLENT.Spiritual weapons do not kill but they are used to foster LIFE, and life more abundantly. They are designed not only to neutralize the enemy, but to restore and return that enemy, the avowed enemy of the Christ of Glory to real life, a life of love and joy. These spiritual weapons are the exact opposite of military killing machines. Non–violent are they, because: VIOLENCE ONLY BEGETS MORE VIOLENCE!In fact, as the Christian prepares for spiritual warfare, the soldiers of the cross first come humbly before the Lord, seeking the strength, endurance and wisdom of God Almighty.This Christian warrior then prays unceasingly and incessantly that he or she may know the WILL OF GOD and pursue it passionately and lovingly.This Christian soldier is earnest in prayer, determined no matter what the solider encounters to lead a Godly life and respond accordingly in all circumstances. This non–violent, Christian solider of the cross is STRONG IN THE LORD, adopting the power of HIS might. No secular, satanic force can match it, NONE!We the soldiers of the cross then: PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD.It is only with this armor that we can stand against the wiles of the devil, the hateful, anti–Christian at work. Ordinary military weapons are useless in this battle for the real battle is the weapon against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness and not against: FLESH AND BLOOD.So says the Apostle Paul.When we adopt and implement this kind of strategic warfare, this spiritual warfare, this non–violent warfare, the captain of our spiritual battalions is none other than THE CHRIST OF GLORY. And if HE is for us, with us, leading us, commanding us what to do: WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?No one, NO ONE! We then, my fellow Christians, take on and adopt as our primary weapon: THE SWORD OF THE SPIRITand that is: THE WORD OF GOD.Scripture, the bible, the inerrant word of the Lord. It is our master plan, our strategy and we follow its directions to the letter of the law. NO NUCLEAR WEAPON CAN STAND AGAINST THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, none. That master military gameplan is laid out brilliantly and beautifully by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians Chapter 6 verses 10 through 20. Read and study these powerful words for no enemy can stand against these spiritual strategies. STAND, says the captain of our spiritual forces, STAND. Don’t back down. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be intimidated. STAND AGAINST THE WILES of the devil. In fact, resist that devil, resist any attempt by anyone to challenge your faith, prevent you from worshipping, testifying and speaking to the glory of the Lord witnessing to others. You have upon you: THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD.Therefore, resist, rebuke and reply to the spiritual enemy with the truth of the WORD OF GOD. When you do, you win. When you don’t, you lose!Put on, says Paul in Ephesians 6:14 THE BELT OF TRUTH. The belt of the soldier of old was the foundation of his armor, holding his sword and his breastplate. The evil one, the satanic other side are the champions of THE LIE. They foster the new day and age of POST TRUTH. Truth is relevant and only that which is true is that which serves an ultimate, often evil objective and purpose. The Christian warrior wears THE BELT OF TRUTH. Then, says Paul, we put on: THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESSthat guards the heart. It protects the spiritual life of the believer. The love of Christ is the only thing that can change that heart, nothing else.Then, our feet are: PROTECTED BY THE GOSPEL OF PEACE.In olden days, soldiers wore heavy, protective, armored sandals in the heat of battle. Therefore, we the Christians stand strong as the enemy rages, fully protected by the Gospel of peace. Then says Paul, you solider of the cross carry well: THE SHIELD OF FAITH.That enables the solider of the cross to deflect the wiles, the darts, the weapons of the enemy. And then, we put on: THE HELMET OF SALVATION.Our head, Christian solider, is well protected, so that nothing enters our thinking of and the knowledge of Christian truth, of its love and compassion for all human kind. So that, we always THINK ON THESE THINGS, Christian truths and the fundamental, basic, authentic things of the Gospel, nothing else.And finally, says the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:17, pick up, take on and be ready to use:THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT.That sword is the word of the living God. It does not kill, but only brings new life, here and hereafter. No weapon no matter how powerful of the enemy, the satanic forces can begin to stand against THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, none. Unbelievable spiritual weapons, are they not? In the throes of this non–violent, spiritual battle, we thank God, our captain and General for his leadership, guidance and strength. These divine attributes allow us to resist the devil, STAND against the wiles of this devil. It strengthens us to REBUKE the enemy, those who would attack the Christian faith and Christians and even testify to the love of Christ to that hateful, destructive enemy. It allows us to be strong in the Lord, strong in the word and in the power of his might. For, if all these weapons are at our disposable, and the Christ of Glory is for us, our captain in this spiritual battle: WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?No one, but no one!So, then says Paul: OPEN YOUR MOUTH! EPHESIANS 6:19Open your mouth and testify, rebuke, confront, and stand, stand strong in the Lord and in the word. Testify boldly, says Paul, of your faith so that you can resist the wiles of the devil including VIOLENCE INTIMIDATION RIDICULE THE LIE Testify boldly for HE will give you the words. You will be able to say what HE wants you to say. You will then be able by the strength of his spirit to OPEN YOUR MOUTH and boldly state to all: THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL.No weapon of the enemy can stand against this God–directed OPEN MOUTH which boldly proclaims the mystery, the glory, the absolute and eternal truth, the salvation message of the: WORD OF GOD. These spiritual weapons, NON–VIOLENT, will not only enable you to resist the devil, but defeat the devil, defeat the evil of this world. What a glorious spiritual victory that will be. Protected head to toe, protected by the WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD. Wielding the sword of the spirit, which is love, peace, truth, and righteousness. There is no way, my Christian brothers and sisters, NO WAY we can lose with this spiritual warfare strategy at work against the enemy. What a glorious time for the testing of our faith. We are called upon to put all on the alter, then ALL! And especially, everything you hold dear. Now more than ever, you and I, soldiers of the cross must: FIGHT THE FIGHT OF FAITH.Are you ready? Are you? Will you? Get on with it, GO FOR IT! OPEN YOUR MOUTH in the power of the Lord, now and always. Read, study, take to heart, adopt and embrace those incredibly powerful words of the Apostle Paul in:EPHESIANS 6:10–20. You will then stand strong, worry not, for whatever you may lose on this earth, you will gain in the heavens above. For: ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN!
10 minutes | 3 months ago
Love - Valentine's Day
The greatest of all things is LOVE.The greatest, confirmed by the Apostle Paul of old, and agreed upon by the world’s greatest thinkers, artists and poets is:LOVELove is the best, even says Paul better than faith or hope.The Bible book 1 Corinthians 13 is Apostle Paul’s finest expressions of love by far, perhaps the finest writings in all of his letters. But even Paul acknowledges that there is no really complete and definitive definition of love. But Paul says what real love, ultimate love is, can only occur as a result of a meaningful, experiential, loving relationship with God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ. The fulfillment of that comes eternally, but here and now, the longer, the deeper the relationship with HIM, the more the meaning of love becomes clear. That, says Paul, that relational love is ultimate reality.Love is good. In fact, good is defined by love. For no mere mortal can do good without love. One may intend, willingly so to live right, perhaps following the Ten Commandments and other great moral precepts. But that mere intention, the act of the will is not enough for it lacks the energy, the conviction, the power of real LOVE, total love.For as one poet has said:GOD SAYS TO US IN LOVE: I HOLD YOU IN MY MIND. I REMEMBER YOU. I HOLD ALL OF THE PIECES OF YOU. THE PAST WOUNDS AND THE PRESENT. AND IN LOVE, I KNIT THEM TOGETHER INTO THE PERSON I LOVE, THE PERSON I CREATED TO GIVE ME JOY:YOUMore. Love says Paul is patient. Love is longsuffering, not easily provoked. Love knows how to wait, fully observe, and listen, perhaps most importantly LISTEN. Love sees and hears the other. As the poet Thomas Merton said:THE BEGINNING OF LOVE IS TO LET THOSE WHO LOVE BE PERFECTLY THEMSELVES, AND NOT TO TWIST THEM TO FIT OUR OWN IMAGE. OTHERWISE, WE LOVE ONLY THE REFLECTION OF OURSELVES WE FIND IN THEM.In a world angry and hateful and growing worse, love is the only antidote, the ONLY! With his heart wide open, the Apostle Paul says love is KIND. The life of a lover is lived easy, gentle, avoiding confrontation and struggle wherever possible. Said the writer Sydnie Smith:IF YOU HAD NO ONE TO LOVE, YOU WOULD NEVER BE HURT. BUT YOU WOULD NEVER GROW. YOU WOULD NEVER VENTURE OUTSIDE OF YOUR OWN SELF-CENTERED NEEDS AND PERCEPTIONS. YOUR HEART WOULD NEVER BE CRACKED OPEN SO THAT GOD COULD ENTER IT. TO LOVE AND TO LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY IS TO TAKE RISKS, AND ESPECIALLY THE RISK OF REJECTION. BUT NOTHING ENERGIZES AND CLEANSES LIKE LOVE, NOTHING!Love, says the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13 allows the lover to dwell on good things. The lover avoids gossip and negative language. Love stays silent in the face of false accusations as Jesus did. The communication of a lover is positive as Rod McKuen said:IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY, TELL THEM! THE TELLING UNLEASHES THE ENERGY AND THE POWER OF LOVE.Does it ever. It seems difficult for so many to say distinctly, clearly and unconditionally.I LOVE YOUFor that is the ultimate exposure, “a heart cracked open.” But those three words are perhaps the most powerful in the English language.Love then says Paul does not insist on its own rights or its own way. A loving person gets more out of giving, and caring than getting. To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others. So said the writer Francois Mauriac. Love is a miracle, miraculous in its absolutely powerful and transforming effect. That kind of giving, other-ness is truly the love of God at work which both constrains and motivates.Love says Paul, never keeps a moral balance sheet. Lovers take no account of the wrongs or evil done by others. Love forgives and forgets. It is difficult to forget but Paul says if you live in love, you can forget. That is so even for the most difficult object of love, an ENEMY. It seems hard to believe that we could love an Islamic terrorist or an angry political opponent or even a hateful family member or friend. We really can’t, but we can do so with the power of a loving God working within us who himself forgave us, forgot what was wrong with us and only in return, asked us to forgive others. The theologian Reinhold Niebuhr said the following:WE ARE SAVED BY THE FINAL FORM OF LOVE, WHICH IS FORGIVENESS. FORGIVING AND FORGETTING ARE THE HIGHEST ACTS OF LOVE RESULTING IN OUR SALVATION. THERE WAS ONE YEARS AGO DRIVEN TO THE CROSS BY THE LOVE OF MANKIND PROVIDED IN HIS DEATH, THE LIFE AND THE LOVE WE LEAD. THE CROSS WAS THE FINAL AND FORGIVING FORM OF LOVE. Was it ever. The crucifixion of the Christ on the cross was indeed the ultimate act of love.Love protects and defends. It guards the hearts and minds of the young. It trains up children in the way in which they should go. It shows them the way of the Lord, the path of righteousness. It helps them to resist the devil who in the face of love will flee and not return.Love is loyal and always at work. The great writer St. Augustine said the following:WHAT DOES LOVE LOOK LIKE? WHY, IT HAS HANDS TO HELP OTHERS. IT HAS FEET TO HASTEN TO THE POOR AND NEEDY. IT HAS EYES TO SEE MISERY AND WANT. IT HAS EARS TO HEAR THE SIGHS AND SORROWS OF HUMANKIND. THAT IS WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE!Amen and amen.And then Paul says:LOVE NEVER FAILSIt endures, never-ending here but more importantly FOR ALL ETERNITY. True love, ultimate love can never be destroyed. The great theologian Paul Tillich said:FOR THOSE WHO LOVE, TIME IS ETERNITY. LOVE IS GOD’S FINGER ON MAN’S SHOULDER. LOVE IS LIKE A RUNNING BROOK THAT SINGS ITS MELODY TO THE NIGHT. TO WAKE AT DAWN WITH A WINGED HEART AND TO GIVE THANKS FOR ANOTHER DAY OF LOVING. LOVE IS A SYMBOL OF ETERNITY. IT WIPES OUT ALL SENSE OF TIME, DESTROYING ALL MEMORY OF A BEGINNING AND ALL FEAR OF AN END.Brilliant and accurate. Paul then tells us that words without love are like sounding brass and tinkling cymbals. Hollow, meaningless, perhaps doing more harm than good. Better by far to LISTEN:THE FIRST BEAUTY OF LOVE IS TO LISTEN. LISTENING, REALLY LISTENING IN A CARING WAY, MAY VERY WELL BE THE HIGHEST ATTRIBUTE OF TRUE LOVE.More brilliant insightful words from theologian Paul Tillich. Real listening really is the highest attribute of true love, real love. We allow the heart of another to crack open, pour out, empty so that there is nothing left but love.Paul then says the act of the will can motivate an individual to give to the poor, to tithe and use money well, or even give your body, to lay down your life for another. But if any or all of that is done without love no matter how good, Paul says without love it means little or nothing.But love indeed is risky. The great writer C.S. Lewis said:TO LOVE AT ALL IS TO BE VULNERABLE. LOVE ANYTHING AND YOUR HEART WILL CERTAINLY BE WRUNG AND POSSIBLY BROKEN. LOVE BREAKS DOWN ALL BARRIERS, OPENS WIDE THE HEART, EXPOSES TRUE INNOCENCE AND RISKS THE RINGING AND THE BREAKING OF THIS MORE PRIZED POSSESSION. REAL LOVE DEMANDS THIS, CONSTANTLY.Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson said:“Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”Life without love is a life never really lived at all. “If you love until it hurts, really hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love,” said the wonderfully loving Mother Theresa. The Apostle Paul would fully agree.Love is not jealous, said Paul. It envies no one or nothing. Rather, there is rejoicing when the very best things happen to others. And we in love can help them. The Poet Emily Dickenson said the following:IF I CAN STOP ONE HEART FROM BREAKINGI SHALL NOT LIVE IN VAINIF I CAN EASE ONE LIFE THE ACHINGOR COOL ONE PAINOR HELP ONE FAINTING ROBININTO HIS NEST AGAINI SHALL NOT LIVE IN VAIN!So beautiful, and so true.Love never controls. Rather, it lets go. It never holds on and it encourages others to be all they can be. Love is not possessive. If we love, we let those we love be perfectly themselves! We have no fear of hurt because of the actions of others. The more one loves, the less there is of which to be afraid.And love is humble, says Paul. Never boastful or bragging. Love really has no ego. Love allows us to be about others more than ourselves. Content are we to be immersed in the love of God.That allows us to live modestly, humbly and joyfully.Then, Paul deals with anger and reminds us that love is not easily angered. Not that one never gets angry, for we do. But that anger is slow to occur, slow to wrath. Love allows us to be angry, but only in the extreme. Love allows us to turn the other cheek and move on, pressing on for the high calling. Love more than anything is powerful energy at work, always.So remember, says Paul, that of faith, hope and love, love is the greatest. It is eternal, never-ending:LOVE NEVER FAILSAnd as one poet says:LOVE IS THAT WHICH MAKES THE SKY BLUE, THE SUBSTANCE OF THE SONG OF THE BIRDS IN SUMMER, THE WHISPER OF THE WIND IN THE TREES, THE SILENCE OF THE SNOW AS IT FALLS. LOVE IS THE VOICE OF GOD CALLING TO US ENDLESSLY AND PASSIONATELY THROUGH ALL HIS MARVELOUS CREATION.Love is everything said the writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, never self-possessed or prudent. LOVE IS ALL ABANDONMENT. Or as the Poet William Wordsworth said:LOVE BETTERS WHAT IS BEST! Does it ever.We the Crawford Broadcasting Company hope for you the best, the greatest, love and especially the love of God. Live in love and share it, my fellow Americans. Open a cracked open heart to it. Feel the miracle, the energy and the power of love.Those who love deeply never grow old. They may die of old age, but they die young at heart said Sir Arthur Pinero. But in death comes the completion of love:KNOWING FACE TO FACEThat ultimate encounter with God the Creator and Jesus Christ:ULTIMATE LOVEWhat a day that will be.Looking back, said one writer, I have this to regret. That too often when I loved, I did not say so. Love uncommunicated is love aborted. It is there but never shared. More time is spent judging people which leaves less time to love them.Don’t be like him. Allow Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s week, the love days to be reminders of what really matters. For in the end, nothing matters but:LOVEFind out how much love your heart can hold!
20 minutes | 3 months ago
The Republican Party
Are you a Republican? If you are conservative and Christian, you probably are. Or, at least you vote that way, Republican that is. Why? Because that is really your only choice. The Democrats have turned anti–American, ultra–progressive, radical in so many ways and moving inexorably WE THE PEOPLE and our good country socialistic. Democrats now control House, Senate and Presidency and if they follow through (and they will) on their legislative promises (threats), our beloved country will be more socialistic than capitalistic, more socialistic than democratic and far less constitutional with the loss of so many freedoms everywhere, especially those in the First Amendment. Be careful what you vote for, my fellow Americans, or what others did if you were sensible enough not to do so, for you the Democrats, never Trumpers, anti–conservative and even Christian will live in an America radically different like we all will. But the fight is on, particularly the FIGHT OF FAITH.We are, all of us who are not democratic, radical or progressive, DEPLORABLES. We are deplored by them. A partisan insult once uttered by Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential Election has now become a rallying cry for all good Americans fully insulted by this bitter, dare I say hateful woman. But, my fellow DEPLORABLES, it is now time, our time to rise up, to stand up. It is our time to fully take over the Republican Party. Republican, with few exceptions, has come to mean spinless, weak, non–aggressive, easily intimidated failing time and again to fulfill promises. Hence the term RINO: REPUBLICAN IN NAME ONLY.This party, for which most of us vote, has done little to advance conservative, constitutional America. It has allowed the cultural agenda to be taken over by radicals, Democrats who wish to change EVERYTHING and destroy so much of American history, tradition, lifestyles, values and priorities. I trust you say with me: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.Whatever you think of Donald Trump, gone as President and perhaps gone from the political stage in any effective way, there sits the Republican Party without leader, directionless, reduced to playing a defensive political game, a 2008 redux, ready to be taken over by real conservatives and real Republicans. It is time for the rebirth, reenergizing, recommitment, and reprioritizing of: THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.There were some 75 million people who voted for Trump, perhaps more. In a fair, open and transparent election like 2016, Trump may have won. So many voted for Trump because he was better than Biden and the Democrats, at least in terms of supporting a conservative agenda. Trump at least fulfilled most of his promises. What the Republican Party needs now in terms of new leadership is a person, male or female (am I allowed to say that?) who has the head like Trump, and the will and strength to carry out conservative priorities and ideas but without, WITHOUT the emotions and irrationalities of the Trump personality.Frustrated and angry, fully understandable, a peaceful protest of right–thinking conservatives descended upon Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, what was intended as a peaceful protest turned into violent, mob action, an occupation of the Capitol Building and tragically, even death itself. That should have never happened, NEVER. VIOLENCE SOLVES NOTHING, NOTHING! Violence only leads to more violence. All that matters is the exercise of the First Amendment rights of peaceful assembly, PEACEFUL and the right to petition, to talk, persuade, even demand that what WE THE PEOPLE, all the people think, believe and demand for our political way of life. That conservative, even Republican frustration with REPUBLICAN RINOS now produces the call for starting a new party. That is fully understandable. But, there sits the Republican Party waiting for new leadership, new strength, a return to the old American priorities and values and now is the time, my fellow conservative Americans, to stand up and take over, TAKE OVER THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. As one conservative leader said so aptly:“An existing party apparatus (Republican) is sitting there and is there for the taking. LET’S DO IT!”So, my fellow DEPLORABLES, you must stand up and now. YOU HAVE NO CHOICE. The very foundations of American traditions and freedoms are crumbling beneath you. Your lifestyle, your opportunities, your freedoms will dramatically change in the next four years. So many conservatives, so many Christians do not do what they must do! They do not fight back. They do not demand to be heard. They do not require leaders who will do what they say and fulfill their political promises. They continue to depend upon others. We the conservatives and Christians never join local political organizations. We never fight for the right people to sit and decide on school boards. Or zoning boards. We sit home and listen, talk and think we have done enough as Americans simply to vote. WE HAVE NOT! And that is why we, THE MAJORITY, the conservatives and Christians lose even if we win. We turn the other political cheek, look the other way, wail and moan at Starbucks while our great nation heads for socialistic hell on earth. We regard such claims as attacks rather than admonitions and warnings. We think of them as apocalyptic, bizarre, extreme and things like that will never happen in America. So we sit back and talk, and talk some more and do hardly anything and in some cases NOTHING. We are like the Roman Emperor Nero of old fiddling and cavorting while Rome burned. My fellow DEPLORABLES, AMERICA IS BURNING, and the fire has only just begun. I find it amazing that so many wonderful Americans know what to do at home, how to run the home, make decisions for the home, interrelate with spouse and children, and family and friends, but have no idea (or interest?) what to do politically. WHAT TO DO! When, right next door in your very own community are political party headquarters. There are organizations like Judicial Watch, Media Research Center, Family Research Council and so many others waiting for men and women, DEPLORABLE MEN AND WOMEN like you and me to rise up, join, help and work – do something. We never show up. We give a $1.00 or $2.00 and think we have done our conservative, Christian, American duty when in fact that is nothing more than a lame substitute for what we can do with our lives, and time, and expertise. A grandmother can be shown what to do dealing with other grandmothers. A man who is, God bless him, a blue–collar worker, can do so much with his fellow workers. Children can be educated. They can be taught the Constitution. They can be encouraged to stand up and explore conservative thought, values and true American ideals. There is so much we the DEPLORABLES can do and we don’t! Goodbye America, GOODBYE. But the DEPLORABLES are nothing close to what the Hateful Hillary describes. We the DEPLORABLES are the decent, hardworking Americans of all classes. We work, we support, we pay taxes while they seek nothing but: POWER INFLUENCE MONEY PRESTIGE AND FAME They don’t want to REPRESENT we the people – DEPLORABLES. They want to RULE us. We work – they dictate. We the DEPLORABLES both respect and even revere our democratic republic and our exceptional founding documents. We believe in our Constitution and especially its BILL OF RIGHTS, and even more especially the freedoms of the First Amendment. Now comes the day when we may have to fight to preserve them. Not with violence, but with peaceful action and demand, DEMAND. We the DEPLORABLES deplore the DEEP STATE, the rules and regulations of an anonymous group of political workers buried beneath the service, serving agencies which themselves do not serve America, mostly radical, ultra–progressive and anti–American determined to change our way of life. Like Trump, we deplore them and, we deplore their rulers, our rulers, the power structure of Washington, D.C. They are intent to dominate us and change our way of life and we will have none of it, NONE.We the DEPLORABLES reject bureaucracy. We reject insiders and the hidden, non–transparent individuals who work deep within the state unaccountable even to Congress.Perhaps most importantly, we reject BIG TECH. We know there is no conservative future with Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and even all the so called LITTLE TECH which has grown up around them in a sort of Orwellian pervasiveness, determined to eradicate conservative and even Christian talk and thought. We reject all social media tentacles replete with ongoing and vicious censorship and thought control and we will fight against them any way we can.The Democrats will move our beloved country socialistic. We seek to preserve liberty and the capitalist system of open markets. We oppose socialism in and of itself knowing at the same time that it is the first step towards COMMUNISM. We reject the influence of China for it is ruled by a vicious, brittle, hateful communist party. We reject and resent our media with a passion. They are biased, hateful and determined to eradicate all things conservative. Even our religious institutions, so many of them have become corrupt and socialistic in nature as have our educational systems, our once fair and free thought, objective educational institutions and of course the entertainment business. Some estimate as much as 94% liberal – radical – progressive. WE THE DEPLORABLES reject it all and we are determined to preserve, protect and defend all that America really is, REALLY IS! Do you agree? Are you ready to stand up and do something, DO SOMETHING? If you care for the future of your family, your friends, your local communities, your state and our great country, and you, you yourself, if you really care about all of that, you have no choice but to: STAND UP AND DO SOMETHING.There sits, my fellow Americans, the Republican Party, ready for the taking. It’s all yours, if you want it and if you the DEPLORABLES, the former silent majority now loud and vocal, will act, demand and take over locally, statewide and nationally. TAKE OVER THE REPUBLICAN PARTY! That is a better alternative to starting a new party, for with a new party, the old Republican party, RINOs and all will still exist. There are real leaders, real aggressive, conservative leaders ready to really LEAD, ready to act, decide and vote like real conservatives. Find them, support them and let them lead a new and revitalized Republican Party under your careful watch and more importantly, INVOLVEMENT. The times are dangerous, dramatic and deathly. Always remember, ALWAYS:FREEDOMS ARE ONLY ONE GENERATION AWAY FROM EXTINCTION. FREEDOMS ONCE LOST ARE LOST FOREVER!
19 minutes | 4 months ago
Trump - The Donald
Do you love him, that is politically love him? Or, do you hate him? There seems to be no in–between. One or the other.Extreme positions but then again, Trump is a man of extremes. All or nothing with this business man. You are with me or you are against me is the mindset, the position, the psyche of: THE DONALD. His personality is engaging, energizing and exceptional. Perhaps that is why one half of our country and its adult, legal voting citizens embrace him. But his personality can be abrasive, antagonistic, contradictory and confronting. We the people will, think so many, never have another President like him. Those who hate him shall Amen and those who love him grieve for him and for America. For without him, back to politics as usual. The turn–off side of Trump’s personality cost him the election, so say many. But look at the promises he made in 2016. TRUMP PERFORMED. The vast majority of the political promises candidate Trump made were PERFORMED by President Trump. Contrast that with Joe Biden who presented himself as a political candidate Democrat centrist, shunning the extremists like Sanders, AOC and the radical Muslims Tlaib and Omar, promising to unite America and bring together its factious and diverse elements in a new American unity. There has never been a larger political lie since 2008. Trump promised and performed. Biden promised to get elected. THE DONALD fundamentally changed the Supreme Court of America. In came Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett, Catholics all, joining fellow Catholics Thomas, Alito and Roberts for a total of six Roman Catholics on the Supreme Court: TWO THIRDS!With the exception of Roberts, in many ways a chameleon and unpredictable in decision making, all are constitutionalists, originalists, rule of law thinking Justices, nothing but good for America. Whatever happens in the political arenas federal and state, we the Christian and conservative people can only hope for the full protection of our beloved Constitution and especially the freedoms of the First and Second Amendments. Thank you President Trump, thank you.And the MILITARY. Trump strengthened the American military, knowing the incredible war–like threats which exist verbally. Military budgets were increased and military aid was provided to America’s friends. Military respect for America increased worldwide.And TAXES. Taxes were generally lowered especially on the Corporate side. The economy grew, even boomed in certain areas. Unemployment was at an all time low. Americans were confident, working, spending, enjoying a lifestyle they had not for years. Then came, according to Trump, THE CHINESE VIRUS. Corona, Covid–19. Destroyed most of those economic gains and probably was the most significant factor in the political defeat of THE DONALD. The oppressive Obama REGULATIONS AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS were done away with. The essential freedoms for business to grow and produce were restored. The SWAMP was identified, attacked and cut back in size and influence. Trump believed and practiced the Reagan philosophy and admonition: GET GOVERNMENT OFF PEOPLE’S BACKS!And the MEDIA, corrupt to the core, incredibly biased to the point of being un–American or even anti–American was identified for what it is. The media hated Trump and Trump hated the media. Twitter replaced the press conference. No effort, real effort was made by the press to ask and interview, but merely seize an opportunity in person to attack, confront, belittle and reign hostility upon the President of the United States. Trump exposed them for what they are, the three networks, the cable–haters CNN, MSNBC and others, turning to Fox even though at the end of his term, Fox began slowly to turn left which occasioned the rise of NewsMax and One America, most interesting new conservative cable outlets which began to take much of the Fox audience. Biden and the new – old Democrats will now be the darlings of old media and it, negative for four years, will become once again positive and supporting. Donald Trump vigorously supported the essential and fundamental five freedoms of the First Amendment and especially the first and most predominant freedom: FREEDOM OF RELIGION.No President, said so many African Americans, was more friendly to religion, the church, and Christianity, and Black Christians then Donald Trump. Of course, the media made sure he never got credit for that. Many wise African Americans saw the danger to religion, and especially Christianity as religious freedoms under the First Amendment were eroded, step by step wherever possible. Trump, with Executive Orders, did everything possible to prevent that from happening and to preserve, protect and defend religious liberty. As a Christian, I thank you for that Mr. President. THANK YOU! Trump aggressively attacked the immigration problem. He did everything possible to stem the tide of illegal immigrants entering our country illegally. He championed the wall, the Mexican wall and much of that was built. Democrats aggressively opposed the law then, but now, under Biden and with their full governmental control, the priority of the wall returns. Trump attacked the trade problems America has. He utilized tariffs to protect us against the unfair practices of foreign nations, including and especially CHINA. PRESIDENT TRUMP was PRO–ISRAEL. He in many ways authored and motivated the ABRAHAM ACCORDS. Bitter, hateful enemies became friends. The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, even the Sudan and others became friendly to Israel, restored nations and resumed trade. Trump confronted CHINA, a brutal communist–controlled nation. He exposed China for what it is, a war–like, freedom–oppressing nation determined to be the most important, the very first and most powerful nation in the entire world. Trump exposed China’s unfair trade practices, the governmental support of industry to compete worldwide which of course included the oppression of its own people and asked the world to recognize China for what it was and is. Naturally, Trump had no Democrat or media support. Biden, you can be sure, will undo any good Trump did and China will once again resume its unfair practices and even subterfuge against America and WE THE PEOPLE. That perhaps is something to be feared as much as anything. RUSSIA, the great Bear is on the rise. Russia is equal to or even superior to America militarily. Russia will increase in competition and threat to America under Biden. And IRAN. This war–like, hatred–filled nation is determined to destroy the nation of Israel, the Little Satan and then, find ways to attack and destroy THE GREAT SATAN, namely our beloved America. Iran will resume nuclear production under Biden, of that you can be sure. America will change, CHANGE BACK under Biden. Trump promised to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, and Biden will do everything possible to make America the spineless, even socialistic nation he and his Democrat allies want it to be. Be aware of that my fellow Americans. If Biden and the Democrats have their way, America will be socialistic, A SOCIAL STATE in four years. What a tragedy that would be.Donald Trump THE DONALD was arrogant. His personality was put–off. He showed so many times a significant disrespect for others. He was aloof, even selfish, possessed of an ENORMOUS EGO. He shot from the hip, said what he thought and felt, nothing held back. He at times became UNHINGED, very rarely scripted but always ready with verbal attack. He was strong, tough, independent, one–of–a–kind, probably never to be repeated. Donald Trump was never really a true Republican. Some thought him to be Libertarian but more appropriately INDEPENDENT. He had disdain for Democrats, but as well, so much of the Republican Party. He regarded many Republicans as RINOS, Republicans In Name Only. He worked with them when he could but departed from them perhaps more often. No President was ever like Trump and none to follow will ever be like him. Fox columnist Liz Peeks said this of Trump and his presidency:“It is hard to imagine that President Trump will soon leave office. His presidency has been so big, so full of energy and purpose, that it seems almost impossible that it will come to an end.”Peeks goes on to say that Trump supporters are angry, believe the election was unfair and fraudulent and that Biden and the incoming Democrats will do nothing to protect their interests. Many feel that it will be necessary to “take on” the liberal mob, whatever that means. Trump and his Administration, says Peeks, have faced “unprecedented opposition from the liberal media and dishonest Democrats.” An understatement to be sure. Peeks goes on to say the following:“For his supporters, patriots from all walks of life are fed up with political correctness and the censorious Left, the Trump presidency has been a breath of fresh air.” Indeed, an exceptional it has been in the pursuit, preservation and protection of American EXCEPTIONALISM. No President in our history will have the LEGACY which Donald Trump will have. THE DONALD was indeed a breath of fresh political air. Now we go back to POLITICAL BUSINESS AS USUAL. Four years from now, America will never be the same. I grieve for younger Americans who will never know the America and the lifestyles so many of us have known, and loved, and done our best to protect and defend. But, to live is to choose. America chose Biden, whether fairly or not, as the leader on the pathway to socialism. The day will come when Americans all will come to appreciate what Donald Trump was and did for America in a marvelous attempt to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. At times, Mr. President, you were hard to like and appreciate but I for one thank you for all you did for my country and the true America. I stand with 75–100 million other Americans with the hope that all the PROMISES YOU PERFORMED remain. WE LIKE YOU WILL FIGHT TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Martin Luther King, Race, and More
It was the shot heard round the world.Martin Luther King, Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4 in 1968 by James Earl Ray, a crazed racist. Dr. King had begun to emerge as the face, and more importantly the voice for America and even the world over for racial equality. King was an eloquent spokesman, learned academically, Christian in belief and determined to make a difference. He would never know the difference he would make.The assassin’s bullet, deadly and accurate, was the beginning in many ways of a new awareness of racial inequalities primarily black and white, but really more than that. It was perhaps the beginning of a new consciousness, a new awareness of differences, diversity where all right-thinking men and women, of good faith, colorblind and Constitutional would begin to learn a new respect for each other and learn how to build different and better relationships. They would learn that the color of one’s skin mattered not, but only the content of one’s character, as Dr. Martin Luther King so eloquently said.The King assassination triggered a new Constitutional awareness of equality. All men and women says this precious document and of course words framed in our Declaration of Independence, are created equal, and each, EACH ONE has the Constitutionally guaranteed right to:LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESSWe the American people have heard those words over and again, perhaps too many times for them to be the living, life-guiding words they were meant to be. Equality between black and white existed on paper only.That was the problem. Frederick Douglass, the former slave in America eloquently stated the real problem:“THERE IS NO NEGRO PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM IS WHETHER OR NOT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE LOYALTY ENOUGH, HONOR ENOUGH, PATRIOTISM ENOUGH, TO LIVE UP TO THEIR OWN CONSTITUTION.”What we the American people had lost or perhaps never had was a loyalty, a faithfulness to our very own Constitution and Declaration of Independence. We had forsaken Constitutional commands and gone our own way, accepting slavery, injustice and inequality. We had lost our honor, our dignity as human beings and we saw too many people of color as UNEQUAL.We had lost our desire to LIVE UP to our very own Constitution and that disloyalty, dishonor, lack of patriotism and courage to live up to our Constitution was the real problem, the real cause of:RACISMIn fact, we the people had become unspiritual. We had failed to recognize that equality was divinely inspired, required and built as a fundamental precept into our Constitutional rights. The right of equality, and the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness was divine, inalienable, unconditional and it was un-American, un-Christian not to understand and LIVE UP to that great command. We had lost our way. Martin Luther King attempted to point us back, encouraged us to GET BACK to our roots, the fundamentals of America and begin anew to:LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELFWe made progress as a people. We abolished slavery. We began to learn how to live together, work together, forge bonds with one another although the progress was slow, and often painful. So slow, in fact, that it birthed the message of Martin Luther King in 1968. We listened to this eloquent champion of civil rights, equality and we respected not only his oratory, but the core and substance of his message. And, more progress was made even after his assassination.His ways were peaceful but many arose who chose violence as the answer, antidote to anger. We saw the rise of the Black Panthers and other aggressive, militant entities determined to get even and not necessarily get equality.But there were, in the day of Martin Luther King calm, still voices working, hoping, enduring and believing, like the NAACP and perhaps like the church itself. Martin Luther King was pastor, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King.Churches, black and white adopted his message and proclaimed the Constitutional truth of equality. We listened, inched forward, painful progress but real, nonetheless. Churches became mixed, neither black nor white but for all persons regardless of color.Men and women, previously distant, became one in the love of Jesus Christ. That love grew relationships and destroyed the barriers of misunderstanding. It was the dawn of a new day where race relations were BORN AGAIN.Something better was on the way.Jesse Jackson, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, a disciple of Martin Luther King, took over.He soon, however, many thought, lost the King vision of peaceful resistance and progress stalled.Suspicion and untrust ruled when there should have been new understandings. Other leaders, black and white did perhaps some good but it seemed as though the fundamental, underlying animosities continued to exist. It took action by individuals, by right-thinking private entities, by men and women one-on-one to begin to forge new relationships, new understandings, constantly chipping away at racism. It seemed a never-ending battle. Whether cultural, economic or educational, the great divide was always there.It undoubtedly exists today.Many Americans feel that the leadership of the last decade, BLACK AND WHITE, did not do enough to heal, create new understandings. Economic disparities continue to exist. Black youth for example, especially males found real employment almost impossible. Education, whether public or private seemed in many ways to forsake its real responsibilities. Cultures divided and segregated. And the leaders of the past decade, whether political, educational, spiritual or economic failed to further breakdown the great racial divide. It seems as though we continue to live in a day and age tense, separated if not segregated, with lingering suspicions and untrust. We seemingly have not learned that mankind is not about:THE COLOR OF SKINButTHE CONTENT OF ONE’S CHARACTERAll races and ethnicities unfortunately have prejudice. That prejudice can be expressed against other races and even in some cases, among and within one’s very own race. We can in our very own country see misunderstandings between Irish and Italian, North and South, educated and uneducated. Prejudice is everywhere, EVERYWHERE and it is hard to distinguish between:PREJUDICE AND PREFERENCEWe seem to be more concerned with diversity, differences in people rather than to foster the one common bond we should all have:WE ARE ALL AMERICANSFirst and foremost: AMERICANS.We should be a people caught up in our Constitution, concerned with its preservation, living out as Frederick Douglass has so well said our Constitutional beliefs, chief of which is that:ALL MEN AND WOMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL!And religious prejudice goes on. Misunderstandings abound between Christian and Jew. Islam considers all others INFIDELS. Roman Catholics continue deep divides with Protestants. Denominations hunker down but independent churches and religious practice grow. There seems further splintering, divide, even isolation. We seem to grow farther apart from unity, oneness and true Americanism.There is still a long racial road to travel. For in more than one-half century since Martin Luther King, racial understanding and equality still has a long road to travel.Racial prejudice, even hatred, exists among all races. Many African Americans are prejudiced against whites. Racism can be a two-way street. It is wrong either way. Hear the words of a right-thinking African American woman living in the great State of Florida Ilene Yocum who spoke out courageously regarding the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri and the killing of Michael Brown. Ms. Yocum said the following:“I AM EMBARRASSED BY THE SO-CALLED BLACK LEADERS INCLUDING OUR PRESIDENT FOR NOT TAKING THE HIGH ROAD ON THIS. INSTEAD, THEY PAMPER THE RIOTERS AND IGNORE THE RIGHTS OF THE OFFICER TO PROTECT HIMSELF. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT HAD THIS BEEN A BLACK POLICE OFFICER NONE OF THIS (THE MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING) WOULD BE HAPPENING. OUR COUNTRY HAS COME A LONG WAY IN RACE RELATIONS BUT BY STOKING THE FIRE, WHO ARE THE REAL RACISTS? YES, RACISM OCCURS IN ALL RACES.”And indeed it does, Ms. Yocum, indeed it does. How interesting that this very right-thinking black lady and mother saw racism in the acts and the heart of even President Barack Hussein Obama himself. If racism does in fact exist at that level, how difficult it is for we the people to unite in love and peace.Ms. Yocum further believes that much of the problem of racism has to do with parents, and in fact the lack of parental teaching. She eloquently says:“AS PARENTS WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN RIGHT FROM WRONG. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE RESPECT, RESPECT MUST BE GIVEN, NOT ONLY TO OTHERS BUT TO ONESELF AND ESPECIALLY TO OUR LAWS AND AUTHORITY.”Courageous and convicting words, and as right as they can be. If parents do not teach, then the law means nothing. Riots, violence, chaos and disrespect reign and there is little hope for racial understanding, racial equality. Perhaps Ilene Yocum is a disciple of Martin Luther King, a 21st century voice for the real message in which he believed. We need more women like her. And finally, wonderful words for all Americans from Ilene Yocum:“WE ARE ALL AMERICANS AND MEMBERS OF THE HUMAN RACE. WE SHOULD BE PROUD TO LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO WORK FOR THEM, AND OUR FREEDOMS ARE PROTECTED BY OUR LAWS AND THOSE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO CHOOSE TO SERVE.”Brilliant, right on, special words of wisdom.We are or should be all of us Americans and Americans first even as we are members of the human race. Rather than dishonor or complain, we should all be proud to live in this great country. We should recognize that there are abundant opportunities no matter the economy available for all, all men and women regardless of the color of skin who want to work, really want to work, so well said, Ms. Yocum.And, we should be proud of and honor those brave men and women who choose to serve and protect us according to the laws of this great country. If we did that, all of that as Ms. Yocum so eloquently stated, racism would end in short order. We would live out the dream of Martin Luther King and of all men and women of goodwill who really want peace and love between the races. The end of racism can not come from political leaders, or educators, or from the world of economics. It can only come from men and women of goodwill, inspired by faith, truly believing in and living in the ways of the God who created these inalienable rights, reaching out, communicating, understanding and learning how to appreciate the different skin colors God created.A babe was born in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. The angels who announced his birth asked us to glorify God and to proclaim the Godly message from this birth to all mankind:PEACE ON EARTH AND GOODWILL TO ALL MEN AND WOMEN!If men and women really want peace, and the end of racial hatred and prejudice, take a fresh look at the Babe of Bethlehem. HE can show you the way to:LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF!Regardless of race or color.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
THE SENATE - FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTROL
They won!The Democrats won and now control Presidency, House and Senate. Sounds like 2008 all over again, does it not my fellow Americans? Remember those times some 12 years ago when Obama, Schumer and Pelosi controlled all three branches of government and how CHANGE, fundamental and substantial change to the America we love began. Get ready, my fellow Americans, for progressive, radical America PHASE II.Fundamental change will occur in America beginning January 20, 2021. There is little doubt that the elections were contaminated with fraud, and negligence and even indifference and absentee voting in America showed its weaknesses, including and especially the propensity for fraud. The issue is not whether or not fraud existed but whether or not fraudulent votes tipped the election of any political race one way or another. We will probably never know that, and since the Supreme Court has indicated it does not intend to review election results unless there is conclusive and clear evidence of fraud, the elections are final. In the Georgia Senatorial races, critical to conservatives and Republicans, Warnock beat Loeffler seemingly by a clear margin but Ossoff defeated Perdue by a razor thin margin and that election may be subject to recount or judicial review. For now, at least, Republicans need to accept the fact that the Senate will be divided 50–50 and to the detriment of conservative and constitutional America, Vice President Kamala Harris will cast the deciding vote in the event of tie. Even though Republicans and conservatives gained in the House of Representatives, Democrats control and will be able to pass virtually any legislation they wish unless, UNLESS there are right thinking centrist Democrats, middle of the road, truly American no matter how liberal (but not radical or progressive) who do not toe the party line. What an interesting two years it will be until we the people have once again an opportunity to elect our House of Representatives. In the first 100 days, Biden has promised to eliminate and change so many of the regulations and executive orders which President Trump issued and put in place. The agencies, the supposed arms of the Congress and the SWAMP which implements and is the real legislative force will once again introduce a choking regulation to America, and especially American business and all things financial and a certain economic paralysis will once again occur. Massive new taxes will happen, count on it. The Green New Deal in some form or perhaps even in the next four years altogether will become law and there will be all out political war against fossil fuels and especially fracking. Biden and the Senate may even resort to the PACKING of the Supreme Court, adding liberal and progressive Justices to the point where liberals once again fully control the decision making of America’s highest legal authority. All would be disasters, fraught with radical change in every conceivable way. We the people better be ready, and even more ready to stand up, resist, fight back against radicalism in any form and be ready with all of our might to protect our beloved Constitution and the rule of law. If we do not, GOODBYE AMERICA.But perhaps the most important and matter of greatest concern will be the passage of the so called EQUALITY ACT, now virtually assured. This is a frightening piece of legislation for Republicans, conservatives, Christians and all people of faith. This Act is anything but EQUAL. In fact, even as it champions the rights and creates preferences for LGBTQIA, it will absolutely eviscerate so much of the religious rights and freedoms, the very first freedom and perhaps the most important one to our Founding Fathers as embodied in the First Amendment of our Constitution. No matter that the Constitution explicitly and clearly states:CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW AFFECTING, ABRIDGING OR PREVENTING THE FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION,the so called Equality Act does just that. This Act will make it law for our great country, and the new sexual orthodoxy will be required in every aspect of American life including enormous preferences for LGBTQIA, and especially transgenders, establishing the rights of any person to decide their sexual orientation and gender identity. The biological differences between men and women, male and female, will be utterly ignored if not abolished. The new sexual orthodoxy will be taught in all educational institutions, especially and alarmingly to the young from kindergarten through high school. This Act, THE EQUALITY ACT, can be found online or in congressional records and information, my fellow Americans, and you should read it and to the best of your ability, understand what is in it. You must for it will drastically, radically, permanently affect your life and the lives of all Americans. FIND IT AND READ IT!The following are just some of the harmful and horrendous things which this EQUALITY ACT will codify and force you to accept and live by.LGBTQIA will not have an equality in America with all others, but actually any number of preferences and amplified rights which we the ordinary American people do not have. That is especially so with regard to hiring and employment. This Act as now written provides that should a member of the LGBTQIA factions apply for employment, and are denied as employers consider others more qualified and better suited for the job at hand and the business doing the hiring, an applicant so denied can form personally and individually the: PERCEPTION AND BELIEF that the hiring turned down was in fact discrimination and a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Based on that mere perception or belief, the individual not hired would have the right to sue the employer, and sue for considerable damages with the legal force of the state providing attorneys and agency clout in behalf of the aggrieved (perceived) gay or transgender employee applicant and of course the employer would be forced to defend with the business attorneys and the finances of the business and the owners themselves. Equally difficult and disastrous, the employer would have the: BURDEN OF PROOFthat the non–hire was not discriminatory, and that the person actually hired for the job was in fact better, superior, objectively more qualified. Personality, relatability, employee fit, all subjective even though all are important in a hiring process would be irrelevant, subjective and arbitrary so the law would indicate. These principles at work would be disastrous to Christian institutions, businesses, education including colleges, grammar schools, adoption agencies and more. Tragically, the burden of proof would be on the employer to prove that the person hired in preference to the LGBTQIA applicant was better, superior, more fit for the job than the applicant denied. Such a burden of proof would be massive, an enormous amount of work, and an incredible expense. Litigation could go on for months, and months, and the cost to the employer would be enormous and in some cases, financially destructive. The employer would always lose even if the employer wins the litigation. And more. Men identifying as women, redesigning their sexual orientation and gender identity would be allowed to compete with female athletes in any sport or competition. All the rights which women have gained beginning with the 1964 Civil Rights Act would be done away with and biological men would undoubtedly dominate biological female sports. All that person would need to do is identify as a woman and there is nothing any educational or other entity could do to prevent involvement. Adoption agencies which required the adoption of any child to be accomplished by a married couple, father and mother, MALE AND FEMALE, would be shut down and no funding of any kind would be allowed.Christian colleges and educational institutions which do not recognize or honor the new sexual orthodoxy would be denied any funding and students of those institutions would not be allowed student loans from any governmental agency, including and especially the federal government.Even more harmful to all things religion is the provision in THE EQUALITY ACT which makes reference to the: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT (RFRA)which can no longer provide any defense in any way for the protection of religious rights, beliefs and views as practiced by any educational, cultural or business entity. NONE WHATSOEVER! That wonderful act protecting religious freedoms was passed by the Congress in 1992 with virtual unanimous support. No matter, the EQUALITY ACT (what a farse) would do away with all protections of any kind for anything religious. The first freedom would be gutted and really rendered of no force and effect. And more. Men would have access to female bathrooms and showers and any other private place. Again, all the biological male needs to do is declare that he is now a she and as a newly identified sexual orientation and gender identity. Any biological female, especially the young, should be deeply concerned with this fundamental change and do everything possible to protect against it. What a world.Certain commonly used pronouns and nouns, now taken for granted, like father and mother, and ironically for Christians the word AMEN would be banned. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, hypocrite to the core (don’t forget she is supposedly Roman Catholic) would ban all such and more from House dialogue, legislation and usage generally. Get this Christians. AMEN WOULD NOW BE AWOMEN! Unbelievable, is it not? The new orthodoxy fully and completely establishes the politically correct.Insurance, that is you and I, would pay for all transgender procedures, hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. Creative professionals like Baker Jack Phillips would be forbidden under penalty of criminal proceedings from refusing to do business with LGBTQIA. And more. Much more. Find it, read it, and understand it. And find a way to talk to your federal Congresspersons, and Senators, and although undoubtedly a waste of time, go after the White House (Biden). It is time now, once and for all, THE LAST TIME my fellow Americans when you can stand up for unbridled, unabridged, uncorrupted freedom of religion and in fact all freedoms granted to us by our Constitution. If you don’t stand up now, those freedoms will be lost forever.Personally, I have concern for so many Christians. They may listen, they may hear the bad news, they may talk about these horrendous progressive, radical things happening in America but for the most part, we the Christian people do: NOTHING.We don’t act. March. Protest. Support organizations that really go after these radical, hate – America individuals and we lose, we lose time and again. I pray you, all of us are convicted, concerned, even fearful for our families, friends and our beloved countries. That, all of that, is the only thing that will motivate us to: ACT.Against the so called Equality Act and in fact all things progressive, radical and anti-American which we can expect to happen time after time in the next four years. You have a duty as we do to: GOD AND COUNTRYif you wish the rights, the freedoms on the one hand then you have the DUTY to stand up and protect those rights. I pray with all my heart that you, that all of us will do just that.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
2021 - Biden, Schumer, Pelosi
Here it comes my fellow Americans, perhaps the most cataclysmic political – cultural – social year in the history of our great country. Progressives are on the prowl and conservatives beware. Change, radical change, can occur overnight or step by step. If our new rulers cannot get what they want by revolution, they will settle for a progressive evolution, but only for now.Some think that Joe Biden will be President for two years, perhaps three at most. Then comes Kamala Harris who would never be content to be a Vice President, White House bound. Vice President Harris, now Senator Harris from California, was the most radical member of the United States Senate, first out of 100 in terms of radical, progressive voting record and policies. If you are a conservative, traditional American, and you care for this great country, you should be frightened at such a prospect.Like all politicians, Biden and Harris are fully affected by POTOMAC FEVER. The allure of Washington D.C., the power point in America is more addictive to these politicos than any of the most powerful drugs. They live for election for it brings: POWER – ABSOLUTE POWER UNCHECKEDand it brings tremendous influence in every aspect of life including and especially financial.And Potomac Fever brings money, for personal gain and aggrandizement, and the potential to control trillions worldwide. And it brings prestige, fame, once a relative unknown and now a global personality.Power, influence, money and fame are like drugs far too addictive to these politicians, lifelong temptations.Biden and Harris are Democrats. The Democrats control the House of Representatives, but only by the slimmest of margins. Nonetheless, Pelosi and company control. If the Democrats can control the Senate and the Georgia senatorial elections January 5 will determine that, goodbye America. That is, the America we now know and millions upon millions love, cherish and would do whatever is required to protect. If Democrats control Presidency, the Senate, and the House of Representatives, be ready and beware of the following sure to occur. THE GREEN NEW DEAL. Our country will be dotted with windmills. Green renewable energy will occur everywhere and we the people will pay for it. The Green New Deal brought to fruition will cost our country and we the taxpayers TRILLIONS UPON TRILLIONS of dollars. That will destroy our economy and revolutionize our society.THE EQUALITY ACT. This legislation sure to happen with Democrat control should be greatly feared by every conservative and especially every Christian. It does not, this Act, do as it says, that is provide a certain equality for minorities, but rather, it PRIORITIZES the rights of LGBTQIA, and now especially transgenders and it makes any protections for religious organizations watered down or even eliminated with respect to hiring of such individuals. Even the perception of discrimination on the part of one of these protected minorities is apt to occasion a considerable lawsuit, litigation which would be unbelievably expensive and even in some cases bankrupt certain small business owners. The Equality Act would be the most unequal legislation perhaps ever passed by the Congress. SUPREME COURT PACKING. The Supreme Court now, the Roberts Court, is supposedly conservative, either five or six judges viewed as such. In the real world, that does not occur but if the Democrats believe it does or think it will, they intend to pack the Supreme Court, assuming they control the Senate, which now consists of nine justices with as many as 15, six new judges liberal to the core. That would be the end of a fair and a partial supreme judiciary. FOSSIL FUELS. Gone and done away with as soon as the Democrats can. They would target fracking, eliminating that wherever they could. Oil drilling would be seriously reduced, oil pipelines eliminated, coal resources would become virtually nonexistent, and even nuclear power would be severely curtailed. Many think the attack on fossil fuels would result in the loss of as many as several million jobs, directly or indirectly which of course would absolutely destroy our economy. THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. The Democrats vow to remove that from the Constitution. They are not sure how to accomplish that for it requires a constitutional amendment, difficult to achieve but they will try. They think that the popular vote, the majority of Americans voting, would keep them in power perhaps as long as forever. No matter the justifications, and there are any number for the Electoral College, for a certain equality for the states, preventing a dominance of large states like New York and California, Democrats will do anything possible to rid our country of our present voting and election systems starting with THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. TAXES. No matter what you make, and especially we the so called middle class, you better be ready to pay more taxes, many, many more of your precious dollars in taxes. PAYROLL PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) will have cost our country between five and six trillion dollars all in. The taxes necessary to pay that debt will be astronomical. Of course, we hear the typical Democrat spin of tax the wealthy only (a large bunch of humbug) for everyone, no matter what is earned, will pay more either directly or indirectly. Count on it and be ready for it. Are you?SOCIALISM. Radical Democrats despise capitalism. They want to control the economy and the rest of American life with it. They really want an oligarchy, the rule of a few, they the few. If those few get ultimate power, influence, money control and the prestige to do socialistically as they please, end of America. CORONA: COVID–19. Four vaccines will be available, the products of the good companies Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. If the vast majority and hopefully all Americans take the vaccine, that would not necessarily be the end of Covid, but it would put this satanic disease under control. America cannot recover economically, or resume its social and cultural lifestyles without that vaccine and concomitant medicines to treat those infected. Watch out for these new Democrats. Many are openly anti–American like Talib, AOC, Omar, Pressley and so many others in Washington, House and Senate, NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY. Count on an erosion or an elimination of THE AMERICAN DREAM, the opportunity to live, grow and advance economically we now take for granted. So many freedoms at every turn, the gutting of the five incredible freedoms of the First Amendment and more, much more. If you own a gun, watch for the constant, persistent and never–ending attack on the Second Amendment. If Democrats control all POWER POINTS, your and my life will change dramatically in the next four years.They count, these new radical Democrats do on the fact that you and I will not stand up. That we will not resist, pertest, and certainly not engage in civil disobedience. But we will. If we are Christian and true Americans, if we are disciples and patriots, WE WILL STAND UP. And we will resist and you will have no choice but to be among those who flex your spiritual muscles or your life will radically change, including your now so very precious FREEDOM OF RELIGION. You can count on civil disobedience. We have seen the violence of the radical left, we have experienced what BLACK LIVES MATTER really means and what really matters to them, and what Antifa is all about, radical to the core and so many other groups like them. Many think that conservative, Christian Americans will have no other choice but to engage in civil disobedience which may in extreme cases include a certain measure of violence. Are you ready for that? The concentration of power in a few will be extreme. Look at the power Governors now have to shut down the economy and our social way of life. That may only increase as so called quarantines occur nationwide, which Biden has promised. Freedom in its largest sense can gradually be eliminated or at least fully controlled. Count on it. We will see the erosion of First Amendment rights including Freedom of Religion (radicals hate religion) and Speech, and Press, and Assembly (the right to worship in churches controlled or eliminated) and Petition.We will witness the complete control of our economy. That includes enormous taxes, a very aggressive IRS as it once was under Obama, and the return of so many suffocating and strangling regulations which by executive order or otherwise, will completely control our economy. Education may never be the same. Virtual education simply does not work. The effect of education 2020, and 2021 and perhaps beyond, virtual in so many ways, will have a dramatic effect on the youth of this country. And that effect will be nothing but negative. Youth now, so many perhaps even up to the age of 30–35 are interested in and experiment in socialism. They know little or nothing about socialism or its drastic effects but for whatever reason, they are not averse to a socialistic experiment. Goodbye America. We will see the revival of THE SWAMP. Our country is run and regulated in so many ways by agencies, civil service employees and those who propagate regulations which govern all of us because of the inaction, withdrawal and indifference of the Congress. If Democrats control, the swamp will grow swimmingly.You can count on continued attacks, including defunding of our police departments and other protectors. We can expect the end of law and order or at least its serious curtailment. You can expect the aggressive global advancement and power struggles from the feared nation of China, and the return of the Russian bear in all of its power, and the development and potential utilization of nuclear warfare on the part of Iran, and the growing power of North Korea. Scary times. All the good the Trump Administration accomplished will be done away with.And you will see the complete corruption of the media. Our current media will become full bore a public relations effort for Democrat and radicals.We will witness the defunding of the military in so many ways, neutralizing it wherever Democrats can. And we will see further and real attacks politically, culturally, socially and especially economically on the nation of Israel. Not a good time. But on the other hand, it is a good time, it’s a great time to be alive. You and I can do something, something well worthwhile. We as Christians can much more actively serve the Christ we love, present the light of the Gospel to a dark world, and fight the fight of faith. We as patriots can stand up for our great country, for its inalienable freedoms, even to the point of all on the alter if necessary. I am ready, I am willing, are you? We may have no choice for we may like Patrick Henry be put to the test: GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH.God is on the throne, to be sure. But you and I now more than ever are required to be his ambassadors. Are you ready, ARE YOU READY?Our beloved country and the cause of Jesus Christ needs you and me now more than ever.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
The New Year
We made it my fellow Americans. We made it through one year and to the next if we were alive at 12:01 am Friday, January 1, the great year 2021. And what a year 2020 has been, has it not? Unbelievable, many think the world turned upside down. Corona, Covid–19. A worldwide medical disaster. And the end of the Trump era and the beginning of a new political era which may usher in radical changes to this great country we love: SOCIALISM, something I fear more than anything else politically and I hope you do as well. WE THE PEOPLE are freedom loving, democratic–free, in control of our own lives and creating our own opportunities and a new kind of rule, some think a benign dictatorship may well emerge in the next four years. More than ever, we need to be watchmen and watchwomen on the walls of political freedom, of constitutional America, protecting, preserving and defending all that we have held dear for some 245 years. The fight is on.And so it is time traditionally to look back, think through and evaluate the year past, its value and meaning, think through our personal rights and wrongs and resolve to do different and better 2021. That is always a healthy exercise done right, it clarifies and allows us to prioritize. Done right, it can produce new resolve, courage and willingness to face the enormous challenges of 2021. Do it and profit from it. As you think through your personal balance sheet for 2020, take time to meditate, really ponder over the important things that happened to you, and things you did 2020. And you, a person of faith, should pray about them. Discuss their meaning and full effect on your life before the Lord. Ask for courage and wisdom, not to make the same mistakes in the new year, but to develop new strengths and characteristics which will make you a better person, a better Christian, a better PERSON OF FAITH. Then you can set new priorities. Do remember that life is short, so very short. The wiseman King Sullivan told us bluntly that life is no more than a vapor, here today gone tomorrow. Your life is precious, but fragile. The life we lead now more than ever is unpredictable. Change always came slowly in the world, in America but today, change is overnight and we adapt, and adapt quickly or the world moves past lightening speed. There is a new mentality, a new way of thinking, the cell phone – iPad day and age. Distractions are everywhere. It is hard to think, much less meditate or seriously pray without mental interruptions. We have little time alone, uninterrupted and daily it becomes more difficult to think, meditate and pray. We obey the siren call of a cell phone, we are constantly intrigued by the iPad, we are actualized and interrupted by the demands of the latest app and at the end of the day, there may be little left of us, the heart and soul of a real human being having lived one day. Perhaps a new year resolution would be quiet time (under the tree) all alone with Facebook and friends put aside, for hours, or a whole day. The soul, the heart, the mind needs refreshing and reenergizing this year more than ever. Moving on without being dominated by Big Tech would allow us to grow as human beings more than anything else. More time with God, more time alone with HIM is an absolutely critical resolution. Back to Christian basics, my fellow Americans, more time alone in prayer, thought and meditation. The latest cell phones simply can’t reach the heavenly domains. Read the Psalms, the prayers, the wailings of King David. He told us that he and consequently we should seek the Lord God Almighty morning, and then again at noon, and then again at night, a minimum of three quality, real, sincere times every day, EVERY DAY! And, said David, to seek God with all of our hearts, not with simple superficial overt–and–done prayers, but meaningful, qualitative, prayers worthy of the attention of the Creator of the Universe and the father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray, says the scripture, without ceasing. NEVER QUIT! If we spent the time we spend in communication on cell phones, communicating with the God of the Universe, our lives would change overnight. Twenty twenty–one would be a year of personal revitalization, priorities born again and personal strength and energy like never before. What a RESOLUTION that would be. Beware of WOKE, spiritually woke. GO BACK TO SLEEP, that is back to the old basic, simple, clear biblical Gospel, the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and the true Gospel which the Apostle Paul begged us, challenged us, demanded of us to know and follow. Beware of false Gospels, watered down, compromised and different. Beware of false teachers and leaders who would lead us the sheep astray. Ignore them, walk away from them and resolve, A MAJOR RESOLUTION to study to show yourself approved unto God, workmen and workwomen who know how to: RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH!The more you study the word of God, the more the Holy Spirit of God will interpret, lead and direct YOU.Twenty twenty–one brings more things, many more things anti–Christian. In fact, the world turns against all religions and persecution begins. Violence occurs against people of faith. Intimidation seems everywhere, so that so many are ashamed or afraid to testify. When Christian faith appears in the marketplace, there is ridicule and rejection. And, as the satanic agenda moves forward, truth is replaced by the lie as the post–truth era develops and controls. Where once it was safe and easy to proclaim the Gospel, now to do so comes with dangers. More than ever the God of scripture asks that we who believe not be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, knowing it is the power of God unto salvation who everyone believes. And to proclaim that truth loud and long, and everywhere. To do so can be dangerous, but what a joy to RESOLVE to never back down, never miss an opportunity to share faith and proudly proclaim that one is servant of Jesus of Nazareth. All on the alter is no longer hypothetical but reality. All means everything you have even your LIFE. RESOLVE to be willing to give that life, your life and like Abraham with Isaac, even the life of a son or daughter of yours. Faith, real faith 2021 will be tested more than ever.And understand clearly, my fellow believers, that there are conditions to prayer, conditions which must occur before God will hear, and listen, and most importantly answer. We the people must RESOLVE to humble ourselves, to pray without ceasing, to seek the face and the will of God, and to turn from any and all wicked and evil ways, RESOLVE to live a life of righteousness. And all four must occur, preconditions to godly answers, before the Lord God Almighty will hear. That is the only way our great country, the America we love will be DIVINELY HEALED. RESOLVE as II Chronicles tells us to humble, pray, seek and turn so that the power of God will go with you all year long 2021. The spiritual fight is on, like never before. There are those radically Atheistic, progressive in every sense, anti–religious and determined to quash and do away with those critical first five freedoms in the First Amendment of our Constitution. There are those at or near ultimate American power who would severely restrict or eliminate religious freedom, the First Freedom, and with it, Freedom of Speech, already curtailed by hate speech legislations, and Freedom of the Press now more than ever represented by Big Tech, by Facebook, Twitter, Google and so many more. Some are gradually eliminated, step by step process, and others occur immediately and aggressively and overnight. Give me those freedoms, all of them including Freedom of Assembly (church worship) and Freedom to Petition, to go into the marketplace, to the government, anywhere and petition, speak and peacefully protest OR: GIVE ME DEATH,said one of the great thinkers and patriots of the Founding Fathers era. RESOLVE to have the courage of Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and so many other great American patriots and fathers. And remember the words of Thomas Jefferson who reminded us the cost of liberty when he warned:THE TREE OF LIBERTY MUST OCCASIONALLY BE REFRESHED BY THE BLOOD OF PATRIOTS!The occasion for that may be upon us and as we fight the fight of faith, there may be the necessity for civil disobedience for there will clash the laws and commands of God on the one hand and of man on the other. We the people of faith will follow the laws of God, not of man, no matter the cost. RESOLVE to be willing to pay that price should the time come. The Church must remain open, the right to assemble and worship sacrosanct. The Church of Jesus Christ must be able to print, to send literature, to be active in social media. The Church and especially its Pastors must be able to speak freely, courageously, without threat or intimidation from government. Pastors now restricted by the Johnson Act from speaking politically from the pulpit must have that freedom. All of us who believe in God must carry the yoke of God only, never of man. The fight for those freedoms is on. You are enlisted like it or not. Be ready to fight, to stand, STAND UP for what you believe no matter the cost. No greater love has a man or a woman than to lay down his life for a friend, for the ultimate friend Jesus Christ. The America in which we live is a house divided, divided like never before. There is little dialogue, and no respect when there are differing opinions. One is right and the other is wrong, dead wrong and ne’er the twain shall meet. America splinters, TRIBALISM reigns. Political or constitutional commonality nowhere exists. There is DANGEROUS DIVERSITY. It is more important to be ethnic than American. There is DISSENTION AND DISAGREEMENT everywhere. There seems to be no real united American effort to make our country better, to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. Trump or not, that must be our common goal if we are to survive. We must RESOLVE to learn all over again how America was founded, what it was founded upon, what it meant, what it’s purpose and objectives were, and to make that the lode star of our lives, becoming once again a thoroughly energized citizenry, recognizing no matter the politicians that: AMERICA IS EXCEPTIONALand it is a very special, one–of–a–kind human experiment in society formation and freedom building. We are driven as a people by capitalism, the ability to grow, succeed, to identify and create opportunity. To do with our lives as we wish and as we see fit according to our talents and capabilities. We are a free society, not in any way socialistic much less Marxist, but rather DEMOCRATIC. We are a republic, strong, fighting oppression now even in our own country and we should RESOLVE that we will do everything possible to protect, preserve and defend THE AMERICAN DREAM. WE THE PEOPLE are the only ones who can make real American things happen, a real return to patriotic basics, new and energetic commitments to rebuilding THE GREAT AMERICAN SOCIETY. Do it or lose it, DO IT OR LOSE IT! Freedom once lost is lost forever and freedom, as Reagan said, is only one generation away from extinction. DO NOT LET THAT BE OUR GENERATION MY FELLOW AMERICANS WHICH LOSES THE MOST PRECIOUS THING ON EARTH, FREEDOM.What a privilege it is for you and for me to live in this day and age. We are challenged more than ever. The problems America faces are real and serious. They must be dealt with and we must step up. More than ever, we must RESOLVE to educate ourselves, and most importantly educate our children: TEACH OUR CHILDRENreal history, American history. Teach them about our Constitution. Drill into their heads the First Amendment, require them to give time and effort to America and not simply exploit its assets and possibilities. If not, this may be the generation, the younger generation, Millennials, Gen Z and those coming after which will be responsible for the end of The American Dream and its social experiments. RESOLVE TO NOT LET THAT HAPPEN, MY FELLOW AMERICANS!But through it all, remember that as Christians the Christ of Glory came that our joy, JOY may be full. That we should live life and life abundantly. Even as you meet the challenges that America has, I pray that you my fellow Americans, brothers and sisters in faith, have a joyful and happy life 2021. RESOLVE to do that. May God bless you abundantly and all those you love. GOD IS ON THE THRONE. No matter what happens, always remember that: GOD IS IN CONTROL,knows all things, and cares, cares deeply for: YOU AND ME.We the Crawford Broadcasting Company wish you and yours a very happy, joyful and blessed NEW YEAR!
16 minutes | 5 months ago
Christmas - The Greatest Old Story Ever Told
With God, all things are possible. ALL THINGS!Even an event like THE VIRGIN BIRTH. Some 2,000 years ago, an angel was sent by God to the tiny town of Nazareth in the Galilee area. The area was small, the inhabitants few and a popular saying of the day was: CAN ANY GOOD THING COME OUT OF NAZARETH?Perhaps not before, but after the visit by the angel Gabriel to an unknown Mary, from Nazareth would come the Savior of the world.Mary the virgin was pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The angel Gabriel said to her: GREETINGS, YOU WHO ARE HIGHLY FAVORED! THE LORD IS WITH YOU.Gabriel went on to say:DO NOT BE AFRAID, MARY. YOU HAVE FOUND FAVOR WITH GOD. YOU WILL BE WITH CHILD AND GIVE BIRTH TO A SON. YOU ARE TO GIVE HIM THE NAME JESUS. HE WILL BE GREAT AND WILL BE CALLED THE SON OF THE MOST HIGH.THE LORD GOD WILL GIVE HIM THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID AND HE WILL REIGN OVER THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOREVER. HIS KINGDOM WILL NEVER END!And, rightly so, Mary was troubled and she said to the angel: “How will this come about since I am a virgin?”To which the angel responded:THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL COME UPON YOU AND THE POWER OF THE MOST HIGH WILL OVERSHADOW YOU.So the Holy One to be born would be called the SON OF GOD.The natural man scoffs at angels but the spiritual man knows that with God all things are possible, including angels. Mary, now with child, the Holy Ghost having come upon her, went to the home of Zechariah and Elizabeth, relatives, and when she arrived, Elizabeth knew of this Immaculate Conception and Elizabeth said to Mary:BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG WOMEN, AND BLESSED IS THE CHILD YOU WILL BEAR!Elizabeth knew that Mary would be the mother of her Lord and ours as well.So, the world was about to change because of that event in Nazareth. Jesus of Nazareth would soon be born in Bethlehem of Judea and this Nazarene, this SON OF THE MOST HIGH would soon be known as THE SAVIOR, the Prince of Peace, the Christ of Glory. When Elizabeth had finished, Mary began her very own song of praise:MY SOUL MAGNIFIES THE LORDAND MY SPIRIT REJOICES IN GOD MY SAVIOR!FOR HE HAS BEEN MINDFUL OF THE HUMBLE STATE OF HIS SERVANT.FROM NOW ON ALL GENERATIONS WILL CALL ME BLESSEDFOR THE MIGHTY ONE HAS DONE GREAT THINGS FOR MEHOLY IS HIS NAME!Such powerful praise and adoration this Magnificat of Mary was. Mary, the virgin, so humble in spirit, thought of herself as the HANDMAIDEN of the Lord, perhaps still puzzled as to why she was chosen to bear the King of Kings, but willing and obedient to do the will of God.And the Babe of Bethlehem grew within her. Fiancé Joseph, of the lineage of David, sought to put her away but again, an angelic message explained to him what had happened, foretold the birth of this Son and the instructions to him that His name would be Jesus. Thereafter, Mary would be wife and mother for Joseph. It is incredibly difficult to imagine how this man 2,000 years ago would react. Nothing like this in human history had ever happened before. He, Joseph was chosen to supervise and support the birth of the Savior of the world. That would be impossible for any man to comprehend but Joseph, obedient like Mary, accepted the angelic explanation and this divine drama proceeded. Surely, Joseph could see the remarkable changes in Mary. For those precious months, Mary’s soul glorified the Lord. She told all that her spirit rejoices in God my Savior.Surely that glorifying and rejoicing was well noticed, even participated in by Joseph. Mary, the humble servant of the Lord knew what great things God had done for her and she was perhaps the first to live in a brand new, revolutionary state of praise and worship. Soon, that would be available to all mankind.Then came the decree from Caesar Augustus that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. Joseph, who belonged to the house and lineage of David therefore went to Bethlehem of Judea to register with Mary, since Bethlehem was the City of David. But the town was full and there was no room in the inn so that Mary and Joseph slept in a manger. And there, in that manger, Mary gave birth to a son and as a proud and loving mother, she wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger. Such were the humble circumstances of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the Babe of Bethlehem, the Prince of Peace and the Savior of the world. AND THAT IS THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS! That birth of the Savior of the world is what we celebrate at Christmas! This rabidly secular world of ours wishes to de–spiritualize this event and take CHRIST OUT OF CHRISTMAS. We who believe must never let that happen but rather band together in glorious praise and worship to the Babe and especially to the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. Let not, my fellow Christians, the secularists abandon the Christ of Christmas. So, Christ was born and there began the spreading of the Word:AND THERE WERE SHEPHERDS ABIDING IN THE FIELDSKEEPING WATCH OVER THEIR FLOCKS BY NIGHTAND LO THE ANGEL OF THE LORD APPEARED TO THEMAND THE GLORY OF THE LORD SHONE ROUND ABOUT THEMAND THEY WERE SORE AFRAIDBUT THE ANGEL SAID TO THEMDO NOT BE AFRAIDI BRING YOU GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY THAT WILL BE FOR ALL PEOPLETHIS DAY IN THE CITY OF DAVIDA SAVIOR HAS BEEN BORN FOR YOUHE IS CHRIST THE LORDTHIS WILL BE A SIGN UNTO YOUYOU WILL FIND THE BABE WRAPPED IN SWADDLING CLOTHESAND LYING IN A MANGERAND SUDDENLY THERE WAS WITH THE ANGELSA HEAVENLY HOST OF ANGELSPRAISING GOD AND SAYINGGLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHESTAND ON EARTH PEACE AND GOODWILL TO ALL MANKINDHow interesting that shepherds were chosen as the first to hear this angelic enunciation. Shepherds were watchmen, observant, especially at night as they made certain to protect their sheep. They knew the heavens, the stars and their movements.They were familiar with the night and they could, like wise men and kings, identify and follow the STAR OF WONDER, the star which shone brightly that night over the City of David, the blessed Bethlehem of Judea, where the Prince of Peace was born.And those shepherds left immediately and they found Mary and Joseph and the Babe lying in the manger. And when they had seen him, they were the very first evangelists, spreading the word of this miraculous and marvelous birth, the message they had been told by the angel about this Babe. And that was the beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From then on, the shepherds glorified and praised God for all the things they had heard and seen even as we who believe do so today. We well say today as the shepherds and angels did then: GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST AND ON EARTH PEACE GOODWILL TOWARD ALL MANKINDMen and women search today for truth even as the shepherds did. The search is everywhere but the truth, the ultimate truth was revealed to mankind in a manger in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. Wise men and women, who truly seek him, will find him there. Those who scoff, mock a virgin birth, the concept of angels and the creation of a God–man will never, ever know that: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GODNothing. But to find HIM is a most joyous, wondrous discovery. It is an epiphany like no other.The finding of the Babe is the finding of the world’s greatest treasure. The power, the love, the understanding which results from finding HIM is life–changing then and forevermore. That finding allows us to become as a little child, open and transparent, filled with love and compassion, fully understanding the GRACE of God and that gracious gift which changed the world 2,000 years ago. That faith in the Babe of Bethlehem is the key to entering the Kingdom of God, humbly trusting and believing even as Mary did of old. Women become handmaidens of the Lord like Mary did. Men become servants of the Lord as the shepherds did. So that, on Christmas Day, we discover the greatest present, the greatest gift one could ever find THE BABE OF BETHLEHEMThe gifts we give to others at Christmastime can never begin to equal the gift of God to us. We should celebrate that gift FIRST and wherever possible, give the love of that gift to others. That is what Christmas is all about and that should never change.And we, like the shepherds should spread the news, the Good News. That is true evangelism and we who believe must never let that message die not only at Christmas, but every day. The wise men of old found Him and the wise men and women of today, the truly wise who search will find Him. For in Him it is all that God is. And that, as the angels well said, are indeed the glad tidings and the great joy for all.For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son to all humankind, so that those who believe could have life abundant here and life eternal there. For those who received this gift of God, there comes the power of God making them sons of God and daughters, life all brand new. Women praise the Lord like Mary of old. Men glorify the Lord as the shepherds of old. And that, and only that can bring peace to the world. The message of that Babe is the only message which can spread the goodwill of God and transform the lives of all mankind. May it be yours.We the Crawford Broadcasting Company, all of us, wish you a very happy, merry, blessed Christmas centered around the Babe of Bethlehem and may the love of God in Jesus Christ be your very special gift this Christmas season. Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace and goodwill for all.CHRIST IS BORN!
13 minutes | 5 months ago
Christmas - The Christ
He was born of a virgin, so we are told. The angel of the Lord visited Mary and divine conception occurred, so we are told. The virgin birth is difficult for many to believe.It defies nature, biology. It is simply not the way things happen.Conception and birth are as a result of the very best of female and male. So, you either believe in the virgin birth or you don’t. Christians, real Christians do. And so do I and I hope you.Bethlehem, where once HE was born was then Bethlehem of Judea. It is now Bethlehem as part of Palestine. It is so very different even though the place where he was born continues to be celebrated by the Church of the Nativity. Jesus was Jew, fully Jewish and Bethlehem no longer reflects that. That is most unfortunate and sad to see. We are told that Jesus as child, teenager and young adult lived a sinless, blameless life.This God-man was able to do that even though so many find that hard to believe. But Christians do believe that, real Christians do, and I hope you do.We know little of his early years. The son of a carpenter, the Lord of Glory was a carpenter by trade. Nazareth where he lived and built has like Bethlehem radically changed. It is Arab and Islam influenced and in many ways dominated and so much that was Jewish of old is long gone. It is difficult as the old hymn states to WALK WHERE JESUS WALKED. Those little lanes have in fact changed and really not for the better. Perhaps the sweet peace that once filled the air was real then, but there is anything but peace as the century’s old hatred between Arab and Jew festers and so often boils over. Perhaps it is only this carpenter from Nazareth who built so many things could rebuild, restore and reborn peace, real peace between Arab and Jew through his love. Nazareth, Bethlehem and the world sorely need just that. The Galilee where Jesus of Nazareth conducted so much of his ministry and performed his memorable miracles has also radically changed. It is modernized in so many ways. The City of Tiberias which surrounds the Sea of Galilee is modern on the one hand, wealthy and thriving in part but on the other broken, poverty ridden and anxious. The city seems very much in need of the carpenter from Nazareth who walked on the Sea of Galilee. How wonderful it would be if those marvelous miracles of old could once again transform, born again the place where he lived and the people that he loved.So often, the carpenter from Nazareth and the CHRIST OF CHRISTMAS went up from to Jerusalem to fellowship and worship at the temple. Much of the Jerusalem HE knew has changed. Much is modern, commercial and much is not Jewish as he was. There is significant Arab and Muslim influence.The Temple Mount where the temple of the great G-d Jehovah once stood is now controlled by Arabs and Muslims. On that once holy Jewish site stand the mosques Al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock. To visit the Temple Mount as I recently did is to feel the tension between Muslim and Jew, and in fact Muslim and all others. The peace which passes all understanding which HE brought is nowhere to be found. The love of the BABE OF BETHLEHEM has been replaced by war, hatred and vengeance, so much vengeance. There is, as HE asked, no love for an enemy or even peace. There is only détente, reluctant acceptance of a temporary truce enforced with tension and military presence. The joy the three wise men felt as they gave gifts to him in Bethlehem is long gone. Watchmen on the walls watch not for HIM but for the coming of the enemy. Gold, frankincense and myrrh have been replaced by uranium, chemical warfare and poisonous gas. Love offerings have been replaced by suicide bombings. The good tidings of great joy which once emanated from Bethlehem have been replaced by the sirens which trumpet more war at work.Jerusalem, like all of Israel has changed. Yet Jews and Christians everywhere pray for the:PEACE OF JERUSALEMAnd Israel, and the world. But THE PRINCE OF PEACE is nowhere to be found in the land or in their hearts.There can be no peace, sayeth the Scriptures, old and new without the Messiah. Christians believe that Messiah has come, born in Bethlehem in Judea and faithful Jews wait for HIM to come for the first time. What a different world it would be, and what a different Jerusalem it would be if mankind allowed the Prince of Peace to gather all under His wings, as he prayed and heal the world (Jews call it Tikkun Olam) as only HE can. Christians, real Christians believe the Messiah has come and will come again.The Babe of Bethlehem, the Christ of Christmas is in fact that Messiah, so Christians believe.Anti-Semitism, as hateful as anything on this earth, is once again on the rise. It is everywhere, even in our very own open-minded country. Europe is awash in Anti-Jewish hatred and action. Jihadist Islam is on the march, to exterminate the Jews once and for all, to finish as one a valid jihadist said the work that Hitler never completed.And of course, with the extermination of the Jews, so would jihadists exterminate Christians and all other religionists who would not convert to Islam and exchange the G-d Jehovah for that of Allah. And of course, the exchange the Christ of Christmas for the Prophet Mohammad. For, to exterminate the Jews is to eradicate Jesus of Nazareth, Himself a Jew. Perhaps because Jesus was in fact Jewish there is now even more hatred and Anti-Christian sentiment the world over. It is indeed a time for realignment, for standing together, especially for all things Judeo-Christian, so severely attacked and protect and defend the faith.In so much of the world, freedom of religion requires the protection of the military, as in Bethlehem of Judea.The Church of the Nativity and its environs are protected by Bethlehem police, Palestinian soldiers and even the Israeli Defense Force. Guns protect and allow the giving of alms. How ironic but a way of life in this day and age, in this Anti-Semitic day and age. The love and the peace which emanated from Bethlehem 2,000 years ago seems long gone.But it is still there. It can live among mankind or in their hearts.The power of the peace of the Babe of Bethlehem is still available and can change lives and even whole nations.If only, as little children, we could open our hearts to love and peace and to HIM, the world could in fact be changed. That is the promise of His birth in Bethlehem.And so we watched the return of the Jews to Israel, so many of them, the great Aliyah. There is the fulfillment of the words of the Prophet Amos who said:“I WILL BRING MY PEOPLE ISRAEL BACK FROM EXILE.THEY WILL REBUILD THE RUINED CITIES AND LIVE IN THEM. THEY WILL PLANT VINEYARDS AND DRINK THEIR WINE. THEY WILL MAKE GARDENS AND EAT THEIR FRUIT. I WILL PLANT ISRAEL IN THEIR OWN LAND, NEVER AGAIN TO BE UPROOTED FROM THE LAND I HAVE GIVEN THEM, SAYS YAHWEH YOUR GOD.”That is now happening. We should rejoice as the Scriptures are fulfilled, especially we who are Gentile.In fact, we should be reminded that God intends to use Gentiles to help fulfill that promise and we are reminded of the words of Isaiah who said:“SEE, I WILL BECKON TO THE GENTILES. I WILL LIFT UP MY BANNER TO THE PEOPLES. THEY WILL BRING YOUR SONS IN THEIR ARMS AND CARRY YOUR DAUGHTERS ON THEIR SHOULDERS.”What a privilege is ours as Christians and Gentiles to help return the Chosen People to the Promised Land. The motivating force for the reuniting, the bonding and standing together of Christian and Jew is the love of the Babe of Bethlehem. It is that love which started in a manger centuries ago which alone can unite and put an end once and for all to Anti-Semitism and in fact all evil and hatred. So, it is the peace of God which passes all understanding and we should never forget the words from the Torah, the Book of Numbers which reminds us that only:YAHWEHCan bless you and keep you. Only Yahweh can make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. Only Yahweh can turn his face toward you and give you peace.Only HE can.Love indeed came down at Christmas, love so divine. Those who believe shout hallelujah, the Lord is come. Let our hearts be filled with joy and praise at this wonderful season. No matter the wars and rumors of wars, let us luxuriate in His peace, and His Love and like little children as He once was, open our hearts to that love divine so that we can in fact say with the angels of old:GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOODWILL TOWARD ALL MANKINDPerhaps none on this earth want peace more than Israelis. They live with the motto NEVER AGAIN. They will protect and defend against any enemy. They will never forget, never ever. But they, like all mankind, should never forget what happened in Bethlehem, 2,000 years ago. There was a man, a Jew who changed the world then and can do it now. And that man was and is:THE BABE OF BETHLEHEMGlory to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill toward all mankind at Christmastime and:ALWAYS
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