Why

I wonder what the Christ would say if we met him for just a day. If we sat and had a some tea or coffee and talked of current events. Now ask yourself and think about what the Lord might think; of recent events our reaction and consider then what you have done.
I began reworking this just after the Paris attacks. Trying in my own feeble way to understand how men and women could do such things to others. It was made especially heinous when it was reported that they had sought asylum from the French; were given that gift of freedom; only to later slap and bite those who helped them. Then a short time later it happened here or again here in America. It seems the world over America is a villain. Those who desire freedom of choice freedom to choose a different faith are classed as evil. It seems ironic that those who wish to share the gift of freedom are despised so much. But the answer is found in fear. The fear of change the world over people fear change and the loss of the old ways.
So I had to pick a starting point and write a disclaimer. Here it is Ninety nine point nine percent all the Americans of Arab origin are hardworking honestly good people. They and their faith should be respected for we are a country of people of many faiths and under that law all are equal.
It must also be noted that evil men exist everywhere and evil men seeking will use any means necessary to achieve that end.
On September eleven; we saw a form of insane love put on display not a love for ones fellow man, but a love for destruction, revenge, a love of vengeance for selfishness for personal pride. No matter the excuse given we saw hate for others, an insane rage displayed, and an anger defined death and destruction. All this done by men who said they did and were doing their gods will. These men were blessed by their cultic leaders. Told they were holy.
And so the reaction to that event; the second of two and a third of three was this:
Ever so swiftly the images of Arabs cheering in the streets the destruction done the great Satan were censored. Our leaders called for calm, respect and compassion. But our media and some in an opposing party demanded swift action.

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One rose one God one way

I wondered if:
Perhaps some could remember the outcome of another day not long ago. One as infamous and what the American public’s reaction was then. It seems that we became enraged outraged and demanded justices. The Arabs themselves sought to paint themselves as moderate peaceful peoples but none denounced what Middle Eastern broadcasters called the heroes of Islam. One leader of the Arab world sought to buy the people with his gift of cash. It was rejected, perhaps because he did not denounce the terrorist. Some claimed it was an insult or perhaps it truly his way of an apology. What I do know is the people in the Arab community were ashamed of what was done here for them by these evil men. So yes I can see why many become out raged at the use of Arab and terrorist in the same sentence structure. Point of fact the Irish Italian Spanish and many others went through this ordeal and far worse.
We are told to be tolerant of the intolerant for it is with toleration that we can overcome…
For it is only by toleration that we will show that we are justified.
It is written: when good men allow evil men to rule, injustice prevails, iniquity becomes the way and the poor, infirm, the widowed all suffer. So it is up to the few to stand up and demand true justice for the whole, first the widow, then poor and the infirm in so doing righteousness prevails in the land.
In the past few months we have been exposed again to the vilest of men and women; those who blame their faith for what they are taking away. And so they seek empathy in their religion. These holy warriors claim that they are displaying the love of Islam, its compassion and its passion. For the people who worship in other way these modern zealots choose murder, destruction with an innate ability to lie, to cry, it’s all the victims fault.
1. In one recent display of their twisted love when people start demanding the powers that be do something and part of that was to deny entry to ant Muslims. They came out against the woman lying responsibility at her feet. Yes in a society dominated by men. They claim a woman planned made and executed the whole operation. The Iman claims she’s lead her man against his will in this heinous action.
2. Not knowing, but thinking we are foolish, devoid of understanding of Islam. It seems they assume we do not know these simple facts a Muslim male rules his home; his mate must submit to his will for that is what a good Muslim wife does.
3. But the Iman claims she made him bend to her will. So Mohammed must be twisting in his grave. For a lowly female made her man bend to her will. But how can this be for Being devout she must submit. She would need a male to escort her on buying trips.

4. So where do we stand.

5. Many in the west feel that the three major faiths are very much the same; that they are equal. Perhaps because they have same book in common? However for those who feel the progressive, liberal socialist not be confused with the socialist who feels. The three all make the claim they worship the same God; only each calls their gods by different names. Yes, they feel all is well, piece or is it peace will come from reason concessions and common ground, for they feel that the three believe in the same ideals, the same truths, and god. Now we must consider what we see and hear; so listen carefully at what is said for it is only then that the truth will be revealed to you.

6. So what do you know?
7. Ask your self do you know of any Christian teachers or the Jewish leaders teaching that violence and the destruction of property with the murder of the innocent as a holy act? No. None do, they teach one should live in peace, defend the innocent from the evil; protecting all others from evil. We are taught to render aid, give food, and shelter, bless those who hate us and pray for them. That is what western nations do. And sometimes the repayment is retribution for crimes they have been told the west committed in the past.
8. It sounds far-fetched, but there are some people who teach hate, they plant the seeds of anger and nurture rage watered with envy half-truths and lies. Out of fear, greed and averise.
Why is it hard to obey the commands of God? To Love one another. What a concept…
Love the Lord your God with your whole heart soul mind and body?

Love your fellow man as you do yourself; these are the commands we have had from the start.

Friday evening

Friday evening is when it happened a group of men committed murder in their god’s name.
They were told by their trainers they were holy righteous warriors who would win a reward for their actions. They by their death and its destruction would bring to them a blessing of seventy-two young virgins and a banquet, wine and many other pleasures.
The group that was their sponsor is an Islamic terror group, they hide behind the innocent to commit their heinous crimes against humanity. They brain wash the disenfranchised the weak of mind and spirit. Those easily plied into soldiers for the distribution of their propaganda and its terror.
Some have said that Jews and Christians do the very same and yet I look and listen and have never seen it happen. Evil I have learned seeks to blame their victims by saying they were forced to commit their crimes. They say their victims were and are to blame, for they are righteous warriors and their cause is justified.
Some are heard to claim that Islam is a faith of peace and love. But all I have ever seen are the many pieces left by bombs. It seems their love for slaughter of their fellow man is first and foremost in their faith.. It not just western children and women whose live do not value, but in their countries of origin they perform the selfsame acts. Then they blame the west the Jews always an outside force. Never do they say enough murder seems a cornerstone of their faith.
There was a leader in a church a woman they say was a Bishop now she said, some time ago; that we should stand hand and hand with the Palestine freedom fighters, against the Jewish nation. I though and do so feel she was a fool, one unable to see or hear, she justified the horror of the murder of the Jews of Israel by not seeking out the truth.
So the hate does grow death destruction flows from east to west north and south. Children suffer people die and the self-righteous say they are holy righteous warriors.
This is one of the three that some claim hold the same values that I do. I must say I am not a fool and my God says I must Love my fellow man. If he hungers feed him if he is naked cloth him if he is ill I am to comfort him, for we are our brother’s keeper.
I am a follower of my God so I obey the commands and the decrees. Love of God with my whole mind body and soul: the next is much the same love my fellow man as I do myself.
I am told I am a grafted branch a part of Israel and so can would I murder others or take my life because a cleric said I would get a great reward. No the dead know nothing until the resurrection day.
It is then we are rewarded for our deeds good for good and bad for bad. The judgement is an oddity for we will judged on the standards in which we judged all others.

Jesus may just ask

ocean-by-cjackson.jpgIt’s all the rage to ask and say what would Jesus do or say.
So here is what has transpired:
Jesus might just ask; has no one thought, has no one looked, has not one of the wise among the people simply paused and taken up the book and read? Jesus may then ask this; in these past two days that I have been gone; has not one person, has not one of any faith, or group of people who claim my name seen and heard the way?
Jesus may ask us all, why we do the following. You take what suits you from my words, you choose what pleases you and tickles your mortal ears. You say you know me. Your luke warm heart says something else. So he may ask you in a way which instills fear; so are you really mine. Do you follow the commands of my father like I do or the two decrees given oh so long ago? From Adam unto Noah seven were in use with two decrees. Then from Noah unto Abraham only seven simple laws and the very same two decrees which many people did condemn. This brought you to my good servant Moses. Who through me gave you the ten, with the two again? You swore while standing in the sand you would obey. Which sadly you did not. Many call my way evil now in these modern self-enlightened times. So let now the wise look to find to seek to decide if they follow or do you seek the glory that Apollos. The one who sought glory for himself when he spoke against My chosen Paul..
Yes Jesus would say a lot to us perhaps he has. Sadly we have refused to listen for the world surrounds us and drowns us with the daily glare the grind.

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life braches out in many ways , yet all things lead back to one

We find it difficult to obey that which we cannot see or hear. Do you talk about the ten do you teach them to your children do you teach them daily in how you relate to others? Do you love me he may ask? Do you respect my name? Do you worship me in spirit? The first three define the first of the two. Love the Lord your God with your whole heart mind and body. This leaves one and seven which man in his enlightened way has toss out spat on and fight about.
So perhaps Jesus may just ask: what is wrong with a day of rest for all men, he never said we could not take two. Yet we call this evil.
Jesus then may look at you and ask; why do you refuse to teach your children to respect their elders. Why is now evil to tell a spouse adultery is wrong. No he might ask why do you reject and hurt those you claim to love.
Jesus then may ask us all why do we commit murder. We have passed laws which allow our women to dispose of their children as if they were but trash. We call this a right, but is it right he will ask. You to say it simply murder is a choice a selfish act of defiance of a cold cure and misguided soul.
Jesus would shake his head as we answer many of the last. for we bear false witness and call it good. We steal from others in so many ways. We then justify and say well everyone is doing it. We are envious or jealous of what others has. We want what we do not need, we refuse to be content with what we have. Yet we feel clean, we feel pure for like the Pharisee we stand in the center of the crystal wooden spiral or wood home which has our seat our name for all to see and give thanks that we are pure and that we are better than others for we give our tithe and we are grateful for the easy pass. Yes, we say we are the best, but the question he may ask did you feed did you visit did you help the orphan the oppressed your brother. People he may ask do you aid your brothers in you church who stand with you every day? Or do you say take care and be safe.
So Jesus may ask us this; which of these two men went away clean and blessed, who really has the easy pass?

Holy anger?

Anger
Justification of one’s Anger, hate and rage
Some now call it Righteous a sign that one is Holy
Or for some it’s just a lie encouraged by the father of lies: Satan

And the word said, Love your fellow man as your self. Forgive and live as the Christ forgave

And the word said, Love your fellow man as your self. Forgive and live as the Christ forgave

I so do enjoy reading the many blog that I now follow. Some have posts that are intense many are detailed with logic, while some are apologist seeking to explain in orderly fashion their beliefs and values, then there are some who are whimsical in nature making light of serious subjects by pointing out the hypocritical nature of mankind in all his or her strengths and weakness; man by his very in actions his callousness breeds anger hate and rage. Some speak of man’s compassion for many things and his passion, however in many I see a lack of empathy or as Christ said the innate ability to walk a mile in another’s shoes or even two miles on another man’s path. For without empathy one cannot judge fairly another person, nor can you be compassionate simple though it is. Man retains the child like I want. A man with passion says I will do what I can to achieve my ends no matter what, but empathy says if I do this I will hurt this one or that one and are my needs greater than the others. An empathic person places others before themselves.
So as some speak of holy anger when referring to actions of men it is the venue of God alone, but now in the new age of touchy feely we have new teachers saying man is justified in this righteous anger by saying followers should not be like sheep lead to the slaughter. However we are told by Jesus who was and is the Christ to be like him; Paul the Apostle to the gentiles said I try to be all things for all men; so as to exemplify the ways of the Christ our lord Jesus. So have we all read the same word; who then are being true followers of Christ Jesus? Think of the word picture that has been given the title the passion of the Christ. The prophets foretold that in silence he would go, in suffering and in sorrow, all to relive the pain the penalty and bring about forgiveness by his grace. So again what is righteous in our anger? We are told to bless and be a blessing; to pray for our emery’s, to feed and clothe them, love those who seek our harm and who would take our lives. Remember this as he ascended he gave them this command go out and do as I have done Many skip this.

life braches out in many ways , yet all things lead back to one

life braches out in many ways , yet all things lead back to one

Placing a line in the sand
I find this as the beginning;
So let’s ask this question; when or where did Jesus say teach or encourage his followers to take up arms in anger? To fight, to be enraged so much that one will justify doing murder, yes righteous anger teaches one can maim and destroy innocent human life? But is what Jesus taught his followers? He said that there would come a time for the need of the sword for self-protection for we did then and do now live a world of growing violence, but vengeance still belongs to the lord our God. We may defend ourselves our fellowman and our nation, but we are not permitted to seek out personal vendettas. I have read in a few places not let our personal anger linger on after night for this gives Satan a chance to entice us and persuade us into further sin.
Many point to the Old Testament as the quintessential justification for their new love of anger, but this righteous anger is a baited hook for the slippery slope. They overlook the reasons for the death and destruction in the old. God raised up certain Kingdoms to carry out his will. The many peoples task were to inflict his punishment. The Prophet Jonah when he passed on Gods decree to destroy that nation Nineveh had what some now claim as righteous anger. For God relented when they begged for his forgiveness. Jonah now was angry at God for not destroying them, but they repented; so God told Jonah I will not bring about this destruction I had decreed for I the Lord God am long suffering slow very slow to anger but even quicker to forgive.
No Christ said forgive and live; do as I have done for I forgave and saved you from the grave of sin and death now live and forgive; follow me with the cross to glory, such a simple story.
Love brings life liberty and happiness
Anger brings on rage feeds hate leads to death.
God said be holy for I am holy: these three things desire most Faith Hope and love, but foremost seek out Love.

One rose one God one way

One rose one God one way

Pro Life, pro choice and then there’s

Recently there has been a surge of people; I suppose one could say well meaning, however misguided men and women still with smiles wide holding signs claiming : I am a Christian and showing a designated church or denomination they hold to as true ; closing with the claim of I support abortion. Some say they are supporting the easing of suffering of the unborn into poverty and an over crowed world.  A leader of the last century used the same ideas when he explained his plan. A nation of well educated and hard working people bought it; praised it and embraced it.

One rose one God one way

One rose one God one way

These people claimed to follow Christ their leaders even invoked the gods as their own. However millions would soon die and no one knew, no one saw, all were silent. Oh there were some who spoke out, but they were reeducated retrained or executed.

So I choose to follow the ways as Paul calls it; the truths of Christ Jesus. Saying I am a Christian is become a difficult thing when I read the words written to the faithful come out of them do not accept their ways.

Now here is an oxymoron from my many ways: I am pro choice and I believe in Pro life, how can this be? Well it is simple before sex before conception one has the choice not to have sex the choice to use protection or as many of the foolish do simply make no decision at all and hope for the best.

But once conception has taken place it is the responsibility of all to insure that child has every opportunity at a full life.

I read these words the wages of sin is death, the child shall not be punished for the sin of the father. so my Christian brethren these are the words of God. You seem to disagree with him.

Murder is a choice Caine made when he did not get his way. So who do you really embrace who do you really follow?

A message

He received a message a friend was ill. He decided to wait a while a short two days would pass before he said to them ; we must go our friend is ill he sleeps and waits for us. So he crossed the river in daylight for all to see, ahead of him the herald’s went  crying here now see he comes. The two sisters waited one soon went and asked what took so long. They other sat quietly waiting for him to come. He asked a question received the answer. He knew the thoughts of those around. They assumed he cried for his lost friend but he cried for them the lost the ignorant. So he spoke but one word one name followed by the word s come out. Some did chuckle some thought him insane who is this wild man. But all were amazed at the sight they saw his friend he came fourth. Now he told them to untie him feed him and to clean him new robes were given him and they celebrated his return.

a shinning light, a ray of hope, reminders of things not yet lost. remember this: a contrite heart repent return and rest, for grace is sufficient for thee

a shinning light, a ray of hope, reminders of things not yet lost. remember this: a contrite heart repent return and rest, for grace is sufficient for thee

But the unbelievers plotted then and there to kill him once again and this man who called himself King.

Is it not odd these messages are not heard: the deaf they hear, the blind they see and the dead come back to life. Far to often we desire we do seek the many words of men who embellish and tell their tales giving praise to only themselves and their ways… You the deaf refuse to hear the selfish refuse to  and all are dead and lost because they chose to be. But they could be saved all they need is faith as little as a mustard seed.

Jesus said I am, the way the truth and the light. No man comes to the father except by me..

This simple story is a simple truth telling of what will happen soon for Jesus used real event real people to make his point; for there was a certain man who………………………that is what he said

life braches out in many ways , yet all things lead back to one

life braches out in many ways , yet all things lead back to one

Here is something he did teach; an important bit of what he said.

King James paraphrased excerpts of Mathew Chapter 6

I can see, but can you? Judge me not , I won't judge you. a small voice does cry give heed

I can see, but can you? Judge me not , I won’t judge you. a small voice does cry give heed

What did Jesus say? In these last days so many seek for answers and yet we have had the answers with us all the time. However man calls these simple truths foolish and builds for himself elaborate religions with tasks and works and plucks bits and pieces from the word of God to show his wisdom while never really attaining real wisdom or any value from it.
If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if you will not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses.
Moral: forgive and live as Christ forgave, cast those sins away as far as the east is from the west never to be remembered again; that is what God has promised you and asks that you do the same.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust do corrupt, and where thieves break in and steal: But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust can corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Consider the following: what is of most value to you; God or earthly possessions; what then is it you idolize? We all must choose and in so choosing we display we are and to whom we belong.
Now ask yourself:
Can you forgive and not forget?

One rose one God one way

One rose one God one way

I can forgive, but I can never forget.
In that one simple answer you have said that you know more than the Christ that you are his better.
Yes, many a goodly modern Christian will chirp these lines for they do not read nor see nor realize the gift of forgive and forget; the reason is so simple for their ministers did not teach them how to in a Christ like way to forgive and then neglected the final steps one needs for they were not told one needs to forget.
So if we retain it old it have we really forgiven? God through Christ forgives and casts all of our sins as far as the east is from the west never to be remembered again. Now is it not odd that we are instructed to be as Christ to strive to be holy yet we reject a core teaching of our lord forgive and forget.