May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will leave the world a little better for your having been here. -- Ronald Reagan

Sunday, August 30, 2015

National Leadership of My Church Using Christianity and Scripture to Promote Secularist Anti-Christian Agenda

 The Leftist/Statist anti-Christian national leadership of my church, First Christian Church, are again (if not continually) taking a political position denying the truth and siding with Leftist racists while hiding behind their alleged Christian values.

They have continually been repeating the lie out of Ferguson that a cop shot down an unarmed black man, and that is only symbolic of cops just going around shooting unarmed black men. Truth is, black men are going around shooting down black men. Now our political leaders in church leadership positions, are using church money and Leftist support from within the church, are supporting the “Black Lives Matter” movement that grew out of the Ferguson lie.  

These “Christian” leaders, putting politics above faith, by supporting ‘black lives matter’ are supporting calling police “pigs” (vid), supporting the “New Black Panthers” and racist Louis Farrakhan, advocating for the assassination of police officers, and calling for all Blacks to rise up and kill whitey. Really First Christian Church members? I know there are a lot of Statists/Leftists/Stalinist in the church, I’ve met them, but siding with advocates of murder and genocide?

Today I skipped church for personal reasons, but next week I’m skipping for political reasons. The Leftists running our church have announced it’ll be called “End Racism Sunday”. Seriously. It’s allegedly in response to the SC shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church by a nut job. They even have “worship materials” prepared. There’s a “Ministry of Reconciliation” that runs year round and every year have donation envelopes sent to churches. There isn’t institutional racism unless it coming from Leftists like the Democrat Party and their supporters in the national leadership of our church.

The victims and families of the AME have moved on, voiced that others do the same. Leftists want to keep it going to perpetuate the lie. Gotta keep whitey guilty I guess.

I have written about the leftist political support of this leadership of this church here and here.

Sharon Watkins is our General Minister and President. She’s an excellent politician, speaking out of both sides of her mouth. Saying on the one hand our ministers will have the choice of performing same sex marriages or not, we should be aware of the Bible saying love everyone, and homosexual marriages are monogamous, and have loving families, and are stable. Sounds obliquely supportive and PC. Scripture is quite clear. Homosexuality is not a good thing, and one should not indulge in it. Stats show too that guys that are hooked up are still usually promiscuous.

She had a prayer July 27th, “Rejoicing in Christian love with Disciples couples and families whose lives are more secure today after the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality under the law - And praying over the deep distress of Disciples who disagree." She’s rejoicing for homosexual marriages because of the ruling of five unelected lawyers redefining marriage. She’s not rejoicing, but praying, that those with a traditional and scriptural view of marriage can deal with it. Seriously? This is a Christian leader?

She completely in her blog, took the Leftist, and lying view, of what happened in Baltimore, with Freddie Gray. Lies and nonsense.

A later blog, “In the six months following the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri"…no he wasn’t. He was a robber, thug and bully that attacked a police officer, tried to get his gun and was shot for his efforts. Not even the racist justice department under racist Eric Holder could spin or cover that up.

Beyond the over amped race issue, (it seems only Leftists are obsessed, it doesn’t even generate a thought in most of our daily lives) the leadership sides with atheists and secularists (represented well by the Democrat Party that denounced God in their last national meeting) that it’s justified to run people out of their jobs and destroy their lives if they don’t want to participate in homosexual marriage events because they believe scripture means what it says. I’m referring of course to the Indiana mess, when the leadership went against that state’s legislation to protect Christians, lied about what was in the legislation, and attacked it and Christians.

It’s obvious too these guys support the illegal invasion of people through our southern border. Part of this invasion is the exploitation of children to gain access. It looks like child exploitation of children is okay, along with the crime of invading another country.

Last thing is Sharon Watkins support the radical Leftist/Environmental movement, and so we have the “Green Chalice”. Our symbol of the chalice is red and “The chalice symbolizes the central place of communion in worship for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of evangelism” –from the DOC website.

Now we have a green one, all of which enforces extremist environmentalism. There are some good things in this list for certain, but is speaks to something not spiritually healthy. Here’s some of the things the green chalice people should do: Get an Energy Audit, Start or Enhance a Recycling Program, Use Real Dishware, Stop using Styrofoam and disposable dishes, Changing to efficient light bulbs, Install programmable thermostats, Start a community garden, Serving local foods, Plant Native Species plants, Plant Trees in the community, Participate in the Disciples Coffee Program, Purchase Eco-Palms for Palm Sunday, Weave Creation into worship in prayers, hymns, liturgy and sermons, Use Eco-Friendly cleaning products, Provide Eco-Tips in Newsletters, Install Rain Barrels for watering, Host a Farmer’s Market, Have a Green VBS theme, Partner with Local Organizations for Advocacy, Do a creation care study series, Observe the Sabbath.

This is the environmental extremist wish list, and I even agree, at least in part with some of them. What’s really disturbing is to “weave Creation into worship”. All hail the Goddess Gaia. Nothing like a little paganism to throw in with Christian worship. Remember the race thing that's supposed to be thrown in with worship too. Politics, Leftist racism, and paganism in Worship. Just want I want to see.

I've gone on much too long, blog postings need to be a quick read, but there’s so much wrong with the anti-scriptural, anti-Christian pro secularist support of those dedicated the destruction of Christianity, it all came bubbling up.

Some ask why I don’t just leave. Though there are a few that agree with the base political power moves and support of the Democrat Party and other Leftist agenda in our local church, they are few enough I can look past them. I have been shown too much love and respect, so much support on so many levels that I don’t feel it necessary to. I can only in my small way, pray the national leadership turn back to God, put Christ before Obama and his destructive anti-Christian agenda, and focus on what Christian churches should be focused on. Another blog on that I suppose. I, briefly, only suggest Aquinas as the guide.

The Enemy is alive and well at DOC headquarters.

Obama's Neglect of Our Military - Frightening

The reign of Obama has seen both Law Enforcement and Military attacked. The Left/Blacks are attacking police and even executing them, and the military is getting cut back to ineffective levels.

In addition to personnel levels being slashed, hardly anyone is enlisting. About the only thing our Dear Leader is on board with is letting homosexuals (now a PC blocked word so I’m joyful to use it) and transgenders, in along with all the other Leftist social desires being enforced. That’s about it on military readiness from our alleged commander in chief. The state of our military is a shambles. We’re in a state reflective of where we were before WWI and WWII. This is seriously disconcerting since the UN, Obama, Democrat Party, EU, China and Russia are all on board helping Iran become a nuclear power with the primary intention of wiping the Jewish people off the face of the earth. Not surprising given all of them are anti-Semitic. Yes, that includes Obama.

Since Our Dear Leader came to power, our intelligence assets have been pretty much wiped out, our military overseas presence nearly nonexistent, our military strategy reduced to letting ISIS, Iran, Hamas etc. have their way while he has drones flying around killing people with notable “collateral damage”.

When our alleged commander in chief illegally got involved in Libya (now it’s worse than when we got involved) by ‘leading from behind” (is there a more stupid concept of leadership?) he pretty much got our allies to withdraw any support for the US, or at least wholly mistrust us.

Of course Russia has begun again, under this administration, noting its lack of support or care for the military, its communist imperialism, and China is on the move militarily.

His distorted view of leadership has ISIS and Iran on the rise. He withdrew from the area, causing their rise, and he blames Bush. I said in the February after his election, when he was already blaming Bush, and has on everything he’s failed at since, that he’s not a leader. Anyone that’s been in a leadership position knows not to do that. A true leader simply identifies what’s what, and starts fixing it.

Our Armed forces have been decimated (fortunately not in the ancient Roman way), our military hardware (planes, rockets, military satellites) and our nuclear stuff is just flat out ignored and neglected.

Reports from the ranks shows demoralized people. That’s seriously bad. I was in the Navy during the Carter years, and attitudes were abysmal. Speaking of the Navy, we have the least amount of ships since the 1930’s; our first line of defense. Military strategists say we need of minimum of 346. We have 273. This alleged commander in chief has made it abundantly clear he wants to speed up America’s decline, and creating an ineffective, demoralized military is part of it.    

We not only are in bad shape, but in dangerous shape. I suspect China, Russia, Iran, ISIS and the rest of the emboldened enemies of the United States will be stepping it up in the next year plus to get as much accomplished militarily as they can with this alleged commander in chief that sees white people, conservatives, traditionalists and Christians more of a threat to America than any of the enemies mentions above. 

The Band Revisted, The Last Waltz

Last night I streamed “The Last Waltz” by the Band. An audio delight. I haven’t seen it since the early 1980’s, and was so happy my cheeks were aching from smiling. If you haven’t seen it, please do, it’s such a treat. If you have, and it’s been awhile, it's still a wondrous thing. Here’s a couple songs just as a taste.

Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young,  Emmylou Harris,  Ringo Starr,   Paul Butterfield,  Dr. John,  Van Morrison,  Ronnie Hawkins,  The Staple Singers, Muddy Waters,  Ron Wood  

 Neil Diamond- "Dry Your Eyes"

 One of my favorite songs by The Band "The Weight"