"We see, in many a land, the proudest dynasties and tyrannies still crushing, with their mountain weight, every free motion of the Consciences and hearts of men. We see, on the other hand, the truest heroism for the right and the greatest devotion to the Truth in hearts that God has touched. We have a work to do, as great as our forefathers and, perhaps, far greater. The enemies of Truth are more numerous and subtle than ever and the needs of the Church are greater than at any preceding time. If we are not debtors to the present, then men were never debtors to their age and their time. Brethren, we are debtors to the hour in which we live. Oh, that we might stamp it with Truth and that God might help us to impress upon its wings some proof that it has not flown by neglected and unheeded." -- C.H. Spurgeon . . . "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31, 32

HTML

BOOKMARK AND SHARE

Bookmark and Share

Thursday, July 30, 2009

URGENT REPORT: AMERICA'S NEXT HOLOCAUST

By: A.M. Kisly


The Victory of Faith


Oh bring us back once more
The vanished days of yore,
When the world with faith was filled!
Bring back the fervid zeal,
The hearts of fire and steel,
The hands that believe and build.
-Longfellow


I Samuel 7

Oh, that Samuels by the score might be raised up to induce the Church of God to put away what grieves Him, with the assurance that when she has arrayed herself in the beautiful garments of humility and purity, God will deliver her out of the hands of the Philistines.

MORE ON OBAMA’S NATIONAL HEALTH CARE PLAN - GET THE FACTS!

PUTTING BLOOD ON OUR HANDS


Because of the “urgent” status of the impending health care bill, and our governments insistence in passing it in a frenzied rush, I find myself cautioning and warning our readers to step back, slow down, know the facts and step up in making your voice count.

It is important for us to understand that this is a spiritual battle. This is not politics, this is not republican/democrat, this is a SPIRITUAL BATTLE and it is time for the Christian Church to wake up.

The overwhelming temptation to give in and give up can be completely suppressed and stamped out if we bathe our souls in the purifying waters of the Word of God, stand with faith in unwavering prayer. Dear Saints, we must wholly consecrate ourselves before Almighty God.

Wickedness is being forced upon all of mankind by powers in high places. The question is will we be faithful to stand in the day of adversity? Will we simply comply silently with wickedness while our government passes laws that make us partakers in the killing of human life? What about innocent babies and the elderly, who will protect them?

We must devote ourselves to prayer and fasting and complete consecration to God, for He is able to deliver us from such an evil.

If we as Christians do not stand for Righteousness, who will? It is our calling and responsibility.

Luke 18:8

“When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”

I pray that He does.

As you are all aware, H.R. 3200 is the pending Health Care Reform Bill which is being steam-rolled through congress. As the house democrats threaten those in the opposition that they do not need their vote, nor care to negotiate, they will intentionally impose their will upon the American people, like it or not.

There are many reasons to oppose H.R. 3200, and in this article I will point out just a few but very alarming issues.

Yesterday like many of you, I received a phone call from the National Right to Life Organization.

Fact: Did you know that in this health care bill, every tax payer in America will be forced to pay for abortion. Your government would like you to pay for the murder of innocent human life.

Get the facts here: National Right To Life Fact Sheet - H.R. 3200

The law will also protect “freedom of choice” to abort even in the cases where the baby survives the procedure. Doctor’s will not be allowed to intervene and care for a live aborted baby, they will simply be set aside to die.

This is some of what you’ll be paying for:

Pro-Life Anti-Abortion Video




Urgent Radio Review with Ron Meyers and Christian Wordview’s Brannon Howse: National Healthcare That Will Euthanize America's Seniors And The Disabled



Another reason to oppose H.R. 3200:

In an article titled, “Health Care: You May Get What You Don’t Pay For”
written by: Katharine DeBrecht, she warns us to step back and take a look at how citizens in foreign countries are faring under the state run “free” healthcare system.

She states: “While Congress and the Administration are scrambling to draft a catastrophic overhaul of our healthcare system, now more than ever is the time to step back and take a look at how citizens have fared in other countries under the guise of “free” healthcare.

Government-run healthcare systems in other countries are a painful example of how good intentions can produce dire results.

Canadian, British, and European government-run health systems delay and ration care for citizens, limit access to cutting-edge diagnostic services and medications, and result in poor quality medical care, all while costs skyrocket.

It is no secret that there are tragically long waiting periods for patients to receive treatment in Canada and Great Britain. According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, 827,429 Canadians are awaiting some type of procedure, while 1.8 million people in England await hospital admission or outpatient treatment. At one point, waiting periods were so bad in Canada, that in 2005 Canadian citizens, fed up with being prohibited by law from seeking private care, took the matter to the highest court in Canada.

The high court found in favor of the plaintiffs, stating: "The evidence in this case shows that delays in the public healthcare system are widespread, and that, in some serious cases, patients die as a result of waiting lists for public healthcare. The evidence also demonstrates that the prohibition against private health insurance and its consequence of denying people vital healthcare result in physical and psychological suffering that meets a threshold test of seriousness."

In an attempt to avoid long waiting periods in Great Britain, the National Health Service (NHS) instituted “targets” using a carrot and stick approach with hospitals that have further exacerbated the decline of quality healthcare for all Britons.

This month the Daily Telegraph reported that emergency room patients suspected of having cancer are forced to the back of the line. These sometimes critical emergency patients do not “count” towards the targets as do other cancer patients referred by GPs and are therefore subjected to longer and often painful waiting periods.

This past spring the Daily Telegraph cited a report by Britain’s Healthcare Commission regarding the conditions at Staffordshire hospitals where between 400 and 1200 more patients died than expected during a three year period. According to the Daily Telegraph the investigation found “overstretched and poorly trained nurses who turned off equipment because they did not know how to work it, newly qualified doctors left to care for patients recovering from surgery at night, patients left for hours in soiled bedclothes, reception staff expected to judge how seriousness of patients arriving at A&E (emergency rooms), patients left without food or drink, others who received the wrong medication or none at all, blood and faeces left on lavatories and floors, and doctors diverted away from seriously ill patients in order to treat minor ones who were in danger of breaching the four hour waiting time target.”

Related article:

Hospital Chairman Quits Over Dangerous Targets

The head of one of Britain’s largest hospital trusts has resigned over his fears that patients’ lives are being put at risk by an obsession with government targets.

Read Here: Hospital Chairman Quits Over Dangerous Targets

If Obama wants to have a state run healthcare system like Canada, England and Europe, it would be wise to find out just how the citizens of these countries are faring under their healthcare systems.

Neil Cavuto: Ted Kennedy hints at health care rationing…watch video:


Another reasons to oppose H.R. 3200:

Keeping doctors informed of the newest medical findings is important, but enforcing uniformity goes too far.

New Penalties

Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time” (511, 518, 540-541)

What penalties will deter your doctor from going beyond the electronically delivered protocols when your condition is atypical or you need an experimental treatment? The vagueness is intentional. In his book, Daschle proposed an appointed body with vast powers to make the “tough” decisions elected politicians won’t make.

The stimulus bill does that, and calls it the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (190-192). The goal, Daschle’s book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs. He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.

In England anyone over 59 cannot receive heart repairs or Stents or bypass because it is not covered as being too expensive and not needed.

Elderly Hardest Hit

Daschle says health-care reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them. That means the elderly will bear the brunt.

Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost- effectiveness standard set by the Federal Council (464).

The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. board discussed in Daschle’s book. This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit. Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis.

In 2006, a U.K. health board decreed that elderly patients with macular degeneration had to wait until they went blind in one eye before they could get a costly new drug to save the other eye. It took almost three years of public protests before the board reversed its decision.

Please note this: Senators and Congressmen have their own healthcare plan that is first dollar or very low co-pay which they are guaranteed the remainder of their lives and are not subject to this new law if it passes, the rest of America is.

Back to 1 Samuel 7. . .

Excerpts By: F.B. Meyer


The Convocation at Mizpeh

The movement to which we have referred at last demanded a public demonstration, and Samuel summoned all Israel to Mizpeh~which means watchtower, and is evidently a commanding summit that can still be identified in Central Palestine today.

The day was devoted to fasting. The people confessed their sins, afflicted their souls, and humbled themselves before God.

Water was brought from a neighboring well, and solemnly poured out before the Lord at the Feast of Tabernacles.

When the great festival had just about run its course, it was custom for the priests to go forth to the Spring of Siloam and bring the water in a golden vessel which was poured out at the foot of the altar at the hour of the morning sacrifice. The singers proclaimed in Isaiah’s words “With joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”

It is not until we pour forth from our full hearts floods of penitence and tears; and the desire by the heaviness of our grief to wash our land free from the accumulated evil of the past years; that we realize our helplessness and abandonment to God.

Samuel, as the representative of his countrymen, brought the whole nation back to true loyal allegiance to the God of their fathers.

Who shall induce the professing Church of God to put away the evil things by which her testimony is now impaired.

What would not be the blessed result if the children of God would come to another Mizpeh and confess, as Israel did, “We have sinned against the Lord!”

Saints, there is but one hope: God must arise to his people’s help or they will be trampled as the leaves of autumn beneath the heel of the conqueror.

What could timid sheep do against wolves? What could unarmed peasants do against such soldiers? How could the nation withstand against the bitter foes of our God?

“Cease not to cry unto the Lord our God for us,” the people said to Samuel, “that He will save us out of the hand of the Philistines.”

This is the only hope for our once Christian nation, America.
Read more!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

OBAMA’S PARTY OF DEATH

By: A.M. Kisly

ARE THEY FOR US OR AGAINST US?

Euthanasia, Eugenics, Population Control……….call it what you like, but that’s exactly what it is and what it means.


Ecclesiastes 7:17

“Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?”

Are your government employees working for you? Yes I said YOUR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, the members of Congress, the Senate and the Chief Executive Offices of the White House. I think in their minds it’s the other way around.

Before I get into this, I would like to say that these are not easy times, nor is the subject matter in this article an enjoyable one.

There are those of us who don’t want to confront these issues at all, and there are those of us who think it necessary.

I believe that it is necessary. Information enables a person to make intelligent decisions.

If someone were in danger of falling off a cliff, I would yell out to warn them. It is out of my love for God and care for you as our readers to warn you of a potential catastrophe and to direct us all to God’s Word for the answers.

Let’s discuss Section 1233 of Obama’s Health Care Bill, H.R. 3200.

The section, titled “Advanced Care Planning Consultation” REQUIRES senior citizens to meet at least every 5 years with a doctor or nurse practitioner to discuss “dying with dignity”, and every time your health may change.

I like to call this section “Planning Your Own Suicide”. Did I mention the words “REQUIRED” and “MANDATORY”?

This section REQUIRES that senior citizens talk to their doctor, not a lawyer, about living wills, and durable health care powers of attorney, hospice, etc.

Those of you who have parents in this age group, pay attention to this.

This is the government’s plan of “mercy” as they head towards euthanizing the elderly. Your government wants seniors to know that it is time to commit suicide in order to save the “National Health Care System” some money. How thoughtful!

Can you imagine those who have taken an oath to “DO NO HARM” encouraging you to die. Is this really the direction that we want to go in AMERICA?

Betsy McCaughey Interview On The Fred Thompson Radio Show

Let’s be honest, preserving life is not this party’s chief goal. The first priority of Obama’s agenda was the “Abortion Anything Goes” plan, now it’s the “let’s get rid of the elderly” agenda.

Teaching You To Die With Dignity

Euthanasia, Eugenics, Population Control……….call it what you like, but that’s exactly what it is and what it means.

Without a fundamental respect for life, the government will have no problem denying medical coverage to people the government deems expendable.

Their reasoning is why burden us the "tax payers" with keeping someone (only our family members) alive and on social security when their death will free up some cash.

How completely self-serving, nauseating, and wicked!

If this is what our elected officials really believe is in the best interest of our country, I say let them lead by example, let's say Ted Kennedy.

This is just one section in this massive government take over of human life. Knowing this much does not lead me to believe that the rest of the package is any better.

What does the Bible say? Does the Bible address suicide, Physician assisted suicide, Death, Mercy killing?

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;”

Ecclesiastes 7:17, “Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?”

1. Man is a body, soul and spirit.

I Thessalonians 5:23, “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

2. God owns the spirits of all flesh.

Numbers 16:22, “And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?”

1Corinthians 6:19, "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"

3. God has appointed a time for all to die.

Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;”

Ecclesiastes 7:17, “Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?”

4. Death is when the spirit leaves the body. This is an act of God.

Ecclesiastes 8:8, “There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.”

5. Euthanasia is the taking of a life before God’s time.

“Thou shalt not kill,” Exodus 20:13 and “Thou shalt do no murder,” Matthew 19:18.

6. Assisting a suicide is putting oneself in the place of God.

As we have seen, the taking of the spirit from the body is something done by God in His time. This is God’s business, not ours or a physicians.

7. What about pain?

Often those in favor of euthanasia use the words “mercy” and “compassion” as their argument.
The Scriptures authorize man to treat the pain but do not authorize taking the life of the dying.

Proverbs 31:6, “Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.” Today we have many drugs and painkillers that help relieve some pain as strong drink did in Solomon’s day.

8. Biblical accounts of suicide:
The Bible makes it clear suicide is wrong. We are nowhere in Scripture authorized to take our own lives.

Those of us who value life must pay close attention to the deception of "dying with dignity" that this administration and the news media would like to brainwash us with.

We must be ready to set the record straight every time media portray physician assisted suicide as an act of “compassion,” as they surely will in the dark days ahead.


Read more!

Monday, July 20, 2009

"Looking For Someone To Blame? Congress Is Good Place To Start".


By: A.M. Kisly

The following article was originally published March 7, 1985 by Charley Reese a veteran journalist, formerly of the Orlando Post.

At the end of each calendar year, Reese wrote his annual 'conflict of interest' column, in which he disclosed his sources of income, his political affiliation and the organizations of which he was a dues paying member. He would also state his basic political philosophy and other core beliefs in addition to purpose of his columns. He stated that readers should have an idea where a columnist is coming from and where any potential conflicts of interest could arise, but to his knowledge he was the only columnist that carried out this practice.

Mr. Reese stated in one of his articles, "We would do better if, instead of being sheep and complacently accepting the words of politicians as edicts from God, we were like children who always ask that innocent question, "Why?"


Though I don't agree with all of Mr. Reese's political views, this article, in my opinion, is well worth the read.
On August 30, 2008, Charley Reese wrote his last column before retiring. He left his readers with the following statement: "My goal as a columnist has always been to stimulate and, if necessary, provoke people into thinking for themselves. If we fail to do that, a free society won't last. I wish you all a fond farewell."

So the point of posting this particular article is just that, to stimulate and provoke the reader into thinking for themselves.


Here's the article:


"The 545 People Responsible for America's Woes"


By: Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.


Have you ever wondered if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?


Have you ever wondered if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?


You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.


You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.


You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does..


You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.


You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.


One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.


I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.


The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.


It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million can not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.


If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ, it's because they want them in IRAQ.


If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.


There are no insoluble government problems.


Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.


Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.


Those 545 people and they alone, are responsible.


They and they alone, have the power..


They and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.


We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
What you do with this article now that you have read it is up to you.

We know that the politicians are not the only ones to blame, but corruption seems to abound in our government system. Corruption abounds, because sin abounds. Throw away God's law and we reap the whirlwind of corruption.

Repentance must begin in the house of God. When God's people are walking righteously in His precepts, the life begins to bear fruit. A fruitful believer is then an effective witness to the lost and a powerful influence in this corrupt world.
A living testimony of the wonderful salvation of God has more influence over the hearts of man than any other influence on earth.

Read more!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

POSTURE TO APOSTASY – Part 1


By A.M. Kisly

Can Eastern Medicine and yogic practices be integrated with the Christian faith?


This article is written with the intention of posing a ‘Reality Check’ for those who claim to be believers in the Christian Faith.

I began to research this topic after hearing that many Believers in Christ have embraced the practices of Eastern Religions as a natural approach to medicine. Surfing the web was a real eye opener as I found that MANY who call themselves Christian Believers are not only practicing these methods but teaching them as well. I was absolutely dumbfounded to learn that a local church group, that I'm familiar with, had allowed a presentation of the 'New Age' deception of eastern medicine practices during a church service.

To the under shepherds of God’s flock, please know who you are inviting to speak at your pulpits. Protect your sheep from heresy and false teachers. To allow false teachers with strange doctrines to prey on the flock of God is insane and creates confusion in the body of Christ, division in the Church, and a grieving of the Holy Spirit of God. Again, please know who you are inviting, their background, their beliefs and specifically what they plan on presenting to your flocks.


Any presentation which promotes integrating occult practices and false religions into our Christian faith should set off an immediate alarm in the hearts and minds of true Christian Believers, but it didn’t. Why?
Well if we look at the book of Genesis, Satan was able to deceive Eve by twisting the Word of God. His ways have not changed throughout the centuries. There are many false teachers who are proficient in twisting the Word of God and if we aren’t checking man’s word under the lens of the truth of Scripture, these false religions will creep in amongst us and deceive even the very elect of God.

You see, the beginning of the New Age Movement began in Genesis chapter 3:1-5:


“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (2) And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: (3) But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. (4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: (5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” KJV

We read in Genesis chapter 2,

“And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”


And this is what God commanded him from verse 16:


“And the Lord God command the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: (17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.


There are a few things we must notice:


1. What God commanded and what Satan said are two very different things. The lesson here is to Know God’s Word. If someone comes to you with something contrary to the Word of God, you will know the difference between the truth of Scripture and the lie of Satan.
2. When God commanded Adam, Eve didn’t exist yet…Adam was put in the Garden and commanded by the Lord, apparently Eve was the target as she was not “personally” instructed by God, most likely by Adam or “man”. God’s word is higher than man’s. His commands demand our full attention. We must know the Word of God and esteem it higher than any source of information that exists.

3. God was not withholding good from him, but protecting him from sure death. God’s Word brings light and life; Satan’s deceit will always bring death.


And so we go through the ages, the same scenario, “Hath God Not Said?” and the hearts of men and women throughout the world are still being deceived and led down a path that leads to death.


What say you Christian? Are God’s ways higher than your own? Are God’s ways higher than rulers, leaders, pastors, teachers, and the vain philosophies and false religions made by man?

If God is God, worship Him. God is the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth and all that exists are by His hand. Is He not worthy of our love, our praise, our complete trust, our attention and our obedience? Are we His Children or a child of Satan?

These questions may seem ridiculous to the Christian Believer, but what is more ridiculous to me is believing and following the occult practices found in the false religions of the world.

What is "New Age" occultism? The following interview with Dave Hunt provides us with some insight:

Dave Hunt - New Age Occultism

Lighthouse Trails published the following information which links the now popular ‘Christian’ yogic practices to the Emergent Church (New Age Movement) and Rick Warren.

Have you heard of Leonard Sweet? He wrote the book entitled, “Quantum Spirituality and Christ Consciousness.” Leonard Sweet (endorsed by Rick Warren) thanks New Agers for helping him find the "New Light":

From the 'acknowledgments' section of Leonard Sweet's book Quantum Spirituality: "Those who have taught me how to catch the tail winds of energies whoosing from new spiritual jet streams are: ....Willis Harman."

Who is Willis Harman? He’s one of the Fathers of the New Age Movement.

"I have followed those "New Light leaders" ... "Some of those who led [me] into new light are: ... Matthew Fox, Richard Mouw, Rowan Williams." Others that Leonard Sweet thanks include: Morton Kelsey, M. Scott Peck, Walter Bruggemann, Ken Wilber, Thomas Berry and many other New Agers.

THEIR GOAL:

“The new focus is on unity -- a world-wide oneness reflected in the growing union between the East and West. Leonard Sweet's online book, Quantum Spirituality sheds some revealing light of the envisioned global "church" for the 21st century. In his view, the offense of the cross has been replaced with a passion for interfaith peace and possibility-thinking. To illustrate this point, Dr. Sweet points to Thomas Merton, the popular Catholic author who popularized mysticism and died in Asia searching the depths of Tibetan Buddhism."

This is part of Satan’s plans to set up a ‘One World Religion’ which will be a prelude to the worship of the Anti-christ, as prophesied in the Holy Scriptures.

IN SWEETS OWN WORDS:

"The first of these five un-theorized observations is that New Light embodiment means to be "in connection" and 'in-formation' with other Christians. Deeper feeling and higher relating go together. The church is fundamentally one being, one person, a comm-union whose cells are connected to one another within the information network called the Christ consciousness." —Quantum Spirituality, P. 122

"Energy-fire experiences take us into ourselves only that we might reach outside of ourselves. Metanoia is a de-centering experience of connected-ness and community. It is not an exercise in reciting what Jesus has done for me lately. Energy-fire ecstasy, more a buzz than a binge, takes us out of ourselves, literally. That is the meaning of the word 'ecstatic.'" —Quantum Spirituality, P. 93

Note: This ecstasy Sweet speaks refers to the New Age ecstasy that occurs in an altered state of consciousness.

The power of small groups is in their ability to develop the discipline to get people "in-phase" with the Christ consciousness and connected with one another. P. 147

New Lights offer up themselves as the cosmions of a mind-of-Christ consciousness. As a cosmion incarnating the cells of a new body, New Lights will function as transitional vessels through which transforming energy can renew the divine image in the world, moving postmoderns from one state of embodiment to another. P. 48

A surprisingly central feature of all the world's religions is the language of light in communicating the divine and symbolizing the union of the human with the divine: Muhammed's light-filled cave, Moses' burning bush, Paul's blinding light, Fox's "inner light," Krishna's Lord of Light, Bohme's light-filled cobbler shop, Plotinus' fire experiences, Bodhisattvas with the flow of Kundalini's fire erupting from their fontanelles, and so on." P. 235

ONE OF SWEETS CONNECTIONS: Rick Warren

1995: Tides of Change - According to Zondervan Rick Warren TEAMED WITH Leonard Sweet to do this Audio set.
1999: Rick Warren Endorses Cover of Sweet's book, Soul Tsunami
2001: Pastors.com - Sweet's "24 Transitions For Moving Into The 21st Century" on Rick Warren's website
2008: Rick Warren invites Sweet to be a speaker at the Saddleback Small Groups conference.

My question is, does the child of God really believe the he or she will not suffer the consequences of touching that which is offered to idols simply because they believe in God?

God’s Word says, Touch not the unclean thing!


2 Corinthians 6:14


“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (15) And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? (16) And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (18) And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”


The practice of these Eastern Medicine techniques: i.e. yoga, reiki, charkas, meditation and so on, are occult practices. These practices and the power to heal ones self has no place in the Christian Church. And for those of you who are already involved in such practices, let me say that calling it “Christian Yoga” and taking a Scripture out of context does not make it of God. In fact if you are practicing these techniques and sharing with others that it is “Christian” you are deceived and deceiving others. I beg of you to stop, and to seek the Lord your God and study the Scriptures. For He alone is the way, the truth and the life.


Some Christians justification for practicing such things is “Well, it works!” Really, say’s who? I would suggest that you do a bit more research, for instance why not read the testimonies of those who were once like you, deceived, and how God delivered them out of the clutches of Satan.


YOGA is a part of Hinduism, not Christianity. The two are very different and cannot be combined. As a Christian you must know this.


Matthew 7:13-14 says, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (14) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”


In part 1 of this article I will explain the history of YOGA, the spiritual influence of Yoga and explain why it is not a part of our Christian faith.


Those of you who claim to be “open” to all things, I hope and pray that you will also be open to what the Scriptures have to say about such things.


I pray that the Lord will fill you with His Word and His Holy Spirit so that you might be able to discern what is of God and what is not.

It behooves us a CHRISTIANS to KNOW WHAT WE BELIEVE and WHAT WE DON’T BELIEVE and WHY.


"Christian yoga" is gaining popularity. Thomas Nelson, a Christian publisher, recently released a book titled, Yoga for Christians, by Susan Bordenkircher.

In an interview with the Denver Post, the author, a fitness instructor, explained, "What we are attempting to do with a Christ-centered practice is fill the heart and mind with God, becoming 'single-minded' as Scripture calls it." Unapologetic for promoting so called "Christian yoga", she explains that "Christ-centered yoga is definitely not just a repackaging of . . . yoga. The difference, she says, lies in the intention: shifting the focus from self to God with yogic postures ('breathing in' the Holy Spirit, for instance), integrating health as critical to effective godly service, and slowing down enough 'from our fast-paced lives to actually hear God's voice.'


Problem 1:

"breathing in the Holy Spirit . . . slowing down . . . to actually hear the voice of God."

This instructor’s menacing ignorance of Christian truths brings deception in the hearts of young believers. Believers do not breathe in the Holy Spirit. When we by FAITH are justified through Jesus Christ, we are regenerated or born again of His Spirit, and instantly indwelt by the Spirit of God. John 3:3, 5-7

Believers are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16) Know ye not that ye are the temple of the God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1Corinthians 3:16 says, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”


Again the Scripture states in 1 Corinthians 6:19, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”


As Paul wrote to the Roman believers,


"However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him" (Romans 8:9).


There are only two types of persons in the world, those in whom the Holy Spirit lives, and those in whom He does not.


Given the Spirit's abiding presence in the life of the believer, how can He then be inhaled into the soul via yogic practice? He cannot! At salvation the Holy Spirit makes the justified believer's soul His sanctuary!

Suggesting that regeneration takes place by a sort of yogic "inbreathing" of the Holy Spirit adds a human mechanism (i.e., "breathing in") for salvation. This version of spirituality stands in blatant contradiction to the salvation that comes "by grace . . . through faith" (Ephesians 2:8-9). It opposes Jesus' testimony that like the wind, the Sovereign Spirit blows when and where He "wishes" (John 3:8). The Sovereign Spirit will not be manipulated or controlled by yogic "inbreathing."

Problem 2:


Where in the Bible does is say that practicing yoga will allow you to hear the "voice of God"? I can tell you that it’s not in the Bible and this statement is completely anti-scriptural.


To suggest that yogic practices actually prepare people to "hear the voice of God" is a blatant lie of Satan. It is eastern mysticism in the New Age religion and the practice of yoga is an attempt to steal away from the validity of the Scriptures and it’s sufficient sustaining power in the life of a believer.


2 Timothy 3:16

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”


Do you want to hear God’s voice, read His Word!


Faith comes by hearing and HEARING by the word of God………Romans 10:7


As the managing editor of Hinduism Today, Sannyasin Arumugaswami, remarks, "Hinduism is the soul of yoga 'based as it is on Hindu Scripture and developed by Hindu sages. Yoga opens up new and more refined states of mind, and to understand them one needs to believe in and understand the Hindu way of looking at God. . . . A Christian trying to adapt these practices will likely disrupt their own Christian beliefs'."

The soul that is engaged to Jesus Christ cannot commit spiritual harlotry by flirting with the yogic practices intended to introduce them to Hindu gods. As John the Apostle wrote: "Little chidren, guard yourselves from idols" (1 John 5:21).


What is Yoga - The Devotees


According to the Columbia Journalism Review:


Everybody loves yoga; sixteen and a half million Americans practice it regularly, and twenty-five million more say they will try it this year. If you’ve been awake and breathing air in the twenty-first century, you already know that this Hindu practice of health and spirituality has long ago moved on from the toe-ring set. Yoga is American; it has graced the cover of Time twice, acquired the approval of A-list celebrities like Madonna, Sting, and Jennifer Aniston, and is still the go-to trend story for editors and reporters, who produce an average of eight yoga stories a day in the English-speaking world.….Consumers drop $3 billion every year on yoga classes, books, videos, CDs, DVDs, mats, clothing, and other necessities.


As noted by New Age expert Elliot Miller, “Yoga is rapidly becoming integrated into such traditionally secular institutions as public education, health care, and the workplace. It has been widely embraced by Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants, and over the past several years a Christian Yoga movement has been thriving among evangelicals.”


What is Yoga - The Name (Excerpts by Larry Debruyn)


“Y” reminds us that the word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit word “yogah,” which means “to yoke or to unite.” Indeed, the goal of yoga is to uncouple oneself from the material world and to unite oneself with the god of Hinduism, commonly understood to be Brahman, the impersonal cosmic consciousness of the universe. Put another way, yoga is the means by which the user’s mind is merged into the universal mind.


“O” represents the Hindu mantra “Om”—a sacred Sanskrit syllable cherished by Hindu yogis as the spoken quintessence of the universe. Repeating such mantras as Om over and over is a principal means by which yoga practitioners work their way into altered states of consciousness. The objective of achieving an altered state of consciousness is always the same: to dull the critical thinking process because the mind is seen to be the obstacle to enlightenment. As noted by the late Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, “the goal is to create a new man, one who is happily mindless.” Shockingly, what was once relegated to the kingdom of the cults is now being replicated in churches. In the ashrams of the cults there is no pretense. Despite such dangers as possession or insanity, Hindu gurus openly encourage trance states through which devotees tap into realms of the demonic and discover their “higher selves.” Whether experiencing involuntary movements or encountering illusory monsters, all is written off as progress on the road to enlightenment.


“G” is reminiscent of the gurus who developed and disseminated yoga for the express purpose of achieving oneness with the impersonal god of Hinduism. Most noteworthy among the Guru’s is Patanjali—the Hindu sage who founded Yoga around the second century B.C. Of particular significance in the West is the aforementioned guru, Swami Vivekananda, a disciple of the self-proclaimed “god-man” Sri Ramakrishna. In 1893 Vivekananda used the Parliament of World Religions to skillfully sow the seeds for a new global spirituality. Second only to Vivekananda in the Westernization of yoga was Yogananda—proudly hailed as “Father of Yoga in the West.” In 1920 he founded the L.A. based Self-Realization Fellowship, a principal means of disseminating Yoga to multiplied millions of Americans. Finally, of special note is Swami Muktananda, popularizer of kundalini yoga, a method by which divine energy thought to reside as a coiled serpent at the base of the spine is aroused; ascends through six chakras; and aims for union with the Hindu deity Shiva in a seventh center allegedly located in the crown of the head. Such Hindu gurus have been so successful in exporting yoga to the West that today it is common fare in classrooms, corporations, and even churches.


Finally, the “A” in Y-O-G-A will serve to remind you of the Hindu word asana. As repetition of the word “Om” is used to work devotees into altered states of consciousness, so too a regiment of asanas—or body postures—are used to achieve a feeling of oneness with the cosmic energy flow of the universe. Coupled with breathing exercises and meditation practices, asana positions are the pathway to serenity and spirituality. According to Yoga Journal, “asanas are their own type of meditation; to perform difficult postures you have to focus on your body and breath and relax into the pose.” While multitudes are being seduced into believing that asanas are spiritually neutral, nothing could be farther from the truth. Indeed, as pointed out by Swami Param of the Dharma Yoga Ashram in New Jersey, to think of asanas as mere body positions or stretching exercises is analogous to believing “baptism is just an underwater exercise.”


An alarming number of Western Christians suppose they can achieve physical and spiritual well-being through a form of yoga divorced from its Eastern worldview.


The reality is that you cannot Christianize Hinduism only Hinduize Christianity.


Today, many people are taking up yoga techniques for physical exercise, and most don’t know the history of yoga. They believe there is nothing wrong with implementing this form of exercise into their daily regiment to promote a more healthy body.


However, the practice of yoga is much more than a system of physical exercise for health. Yoga is an ancient path to spiritual growth, and originates out of India where Induism is practiced.

Is Yoga spiritual?

The history of yoga is based in the Indus Valley civilization. The techniques are practiced by the Indus to initiate spiritual growth. The yogis encourage union with the finite jiva (transitory self) and with the infinite Brahman (eternal self). Brahman is a term used by the Hindus to mean “God.” So, what are we supposed to unite with? Yogis usually think of God as an impersonal, spiritual substance, coexisting with all of reality. This doctrine is called pantheism which is the view that everything is God. In the Bible, God reveals Himself as the personal Creator of the universe.


Since it is taught by the yogis that everything is God, it then stands to reason, man is God. Christianity, on the other hand, teaches us there is a clear distinction between man and God. Since God is the Creator, we are one of his creations and created “in the image” of God.


Unlike the yogis, the Bible presents man’s primary problem to be sin -- a failure to conform to God’s character and standards. The solution is Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. He calls men to freely receive all the benefits of His salvation through faith in Christ alone.


Yoga views man’s problem primarily in terms of ignorance. Man simply does not understand he is God so the solution is enlightenment, or an experience of union with God. In order to reach that goal, there must be a lot of striving and effort which is not needed in the Christian viewpoint.


Is yoga safe?


Can the methods used in the yoga techniques for exercising be separated from the philosophy? The answer is a distinctive “NO” because yoga is considered to be a practice of psychosomatic exercises. There is no way to separate the two. The yoga scholar will tell you that in order to practice yoga in the fullest, one must experience what is called the “kundalini” effect within meditation.

Meditation is generally seen as a practice of the New Age movement. This comes primarily from the movement's association with Transcendental Meditation. Transcendental Meditation (TM) was developed by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi of the Hindu religion.


What does this mean? For spiritual lessons to be grasped by the soul within the person, the chakra (different locations within the body where a circle of metaphysical and/or biophysical energy resides) join together in the process.

Kundilini stimulates the chakra center to open and release the energy held within. If not done properly, some believe that a person can injure the brain.


Yoga is not safe spiritually.


Yoga teaches us to focus on ourselves instead of on the one true God.

Yoga encourages us to seek the answers to life's difficult questions within our own conscience instead of in the Bible.

Yoga leaves one open to deception from Satan, who seeks to turn us away from God. Dear Christian Believer, do not tempt the Lord your God. Touch not the unclean thing… depart from evil and do good…For thou shalt love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength.

Colossians 2:4, 6-10
“And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. (6) As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: (7) Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. (8) Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. {rudiments: or, elements} {make a prey: or, seduce you, or, lead you astray} (9) For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. (10) And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.”
Read more!

Monday, July 13, 2009

NEWS UPDATE: TRAMPLING OUR 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS


By: A.M. Kisly

Yesterday, several people sent me a news article posted by the New York Post. The contents just annoys me beyond words. Sometimes you just want to start knocking some heads together. But before I get into that story, the following must be said.

NO HUMAN INSTITUTION CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF GOD!


I’ll say it again. No human institution can take the place of God!

We must all make up our own minds as to where we draw the line. Do we protest and march at rallies? Do we picket at abortion clinics? Do parents send their children to public school knowing they will be taught how to be immoral? Do Christian students fall in line with the university’s “politically correct” policy? Do we stay silent for fear of retaliation of government leaders? Do we remain inactive as our Constitution and our rights are taken away before our eyes?

Where do we draw the line?

I believe that we cannot afford to stay silent in the face adversity or by the force of evilness. We must stand in the evil day. I believe that as Christians we must look beyond our own walls of self-preservation and be concerned about the future of mankind.

During the time of WWII as Hitler attempted to take the world by force, German Theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, believed that the church had the obligation of “jamming the spokes of the wheel” so that the state might not be able to do its ghastly deeds without a struggle. He believed that even if the church should lose those battles, it was necessary that they be fought. We must not retreat into dishonorable silence, but advance proclaiming the truth and the message of the Gospel of Salvation. We must share the hope that is within us. We must stand for righteousness and speak out against everything that is contrary to the truth!

Taking a stand for what is true, for that which is right, what is good, what is just, and what is of God is our duty and privilege. It is honorable and right. Why would anyone think otherwise? It is not for our sakes alone, but for the sake of our families as well as future generations, should the Lord tarry.

“So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.” Galatians 6:10

By the way, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazi Black Guards on April 9th 1945, just days before the war ended.

In Erwin Lutzer’s book “Hitler’s Cross”, he talks about patriotism and civil disobedience. He states, “We must support our government, but we must be ready to criticize it or even defy it when necessary. Patriotism is commendable when it is for a just cause. Every nation has the right to defend itself, the right to expect the government to do what is best for its citizens.” A government of the people, by the people and for the people should do what is in our best interest and not of their own self interest. He adds that if the church in Germany during WWII taught us anything at all, it is the dangers of blind obedience to government.

“But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to every one who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” 1 Peter 3:15

Every believer must be able to give a rationale for his or her faith, defending the supremacy of Christ over all other alternatives.

Being a Christian is more than going to church, listening to messages, and singing hymns. The Bible says that if any man come after me, let him deny himself, pick up his cross and follow me. The cost of discipleship is the crucifixion of the flesh. There is no place for the philosophy of “self preservation”.

He who has an ear to hear…..listen up!

If we are to be effective in the public arena, our private relationship with God is where it begins. The only way to break down the barrier between the Christian faith and the rest of the human race is at the foot of the cross. The Cross where Jesus was crucified is where the hope that man is looking for can be found, and where the redemption that man needs is obtained. The cross of Jesus Christ stands above all philosophies, politics and the ways of man.

If Jesus was willing to go to the cross on our behalf…I’m wondering, how many are willing to go to the cross on behalf of others.

With that said, here’s the News Alert!

Obama’s quest to have complete power over the hearts and minds of the citizens of our nation continues to flabbergast me.

Last week we posted an article about Helen Thomas’s outburst in a press conference with the Whitehouse Press Secretary. Her claims that this administration seeks to have total control of the news media (or what is reported in the news) is just the tip of the iceberg.

It is my opinion that Obama would like to silence anyone who opposes him on any of the issues facing our system of democracy.

The following story was published in the New York Post on July 11, 2009 by Kyle Smith.

GAG THE INTERNET!
AN OBAMA OFFICIAL'S FRIGHTENING BOOK ABOUT CURBING FREE SPEECH ONLINE

When it comes to the First Amendment, Team Obama believes in Global Chilling.
Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law professor who has been appointed to a shadowy post that will grant him powers that are merely mind-boggling, explicitly supports using the courts to impose a "chilling effect" on speech that might hurt someone's feelings. He thinks that the bloggers have been rampaging out of control and that new laws need to be written to corral them.

Advance copies of Sunstein's new book, "On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done," have gone out to reviewers ahead of its September publication date, but considering the prominence with which Sunstein is about to be endowed, his worrying views are fair game now. Sunstein is President Obama's choice to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. It's the bland titles that should scare you the most.

"Although obscure," reported the Wall Street Journal, "the post wields outsize power. It oversees regulations throughout the government, from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Obama aides have said the job will be crucial as the new administration overhauls financial-services regulations, attempts to pass universal health care and tries to forge a new approach to controlling emissions of greenhouse gases."

Sunstein was appointed, no doubt, off the success of "Nudge," his previous book, which suggests that government ought to gently force people to be better human beings.

Czar is too mild a world for what Sunstein is about to become. How about "regulator in chief"? How about "lawgiver"? He is Obama's Obama.

In "On Rumors," Sunstein reviews how views get cemented in one camp even when people are presented with persuasive evidence to the contrary. He worries that we are headed for a future in which "people's beliefs are a product of social networks working as echo chambers in which false rumors spread like wildfire." That future, though, is already here, according to Sunstein. "We hardly need to imagine a world, however, in which people and institutions are being harmed by the rapid spread of damaging falsehoods via the Internet," he writes. "We live in that world. What might be done to reduce the harm?"

I can’t wait to see who decides what is a falsehood. I suspect anything that doesn’t go along with Obama’s or Sunstein’s view of the world.

“Sunstein questions the current libel standard - which requires proving "actual malice" against those who write about public figures, including celebrities. Mere "negligence" isn't libelous, but Sunstein wonders, "Is it so important to provide breathing space for damaging falsehoods about entertainers?" Celeb rags, get ready to hire more lawyers.

Sunstein also believes that - whether you're a blogger, The New York Times or a Web hosting service - you should be held responsible even for what your commenters say. Currently you're immune under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. "Reasonable people," he says, "might object that this is not the right rule," though he admits that imposing liability for commenters on service providers would be "a considerable burden."

But who cares about a burden when insults are being bandied about? "A 'chilling effect' on those who would spread destructive falsehoods can be an excellent idea," he says.

"As we have seen," Sunstein writes, having shown us no such thing, "falsehoods can undermine democracy itself." What Sunstein means by that sentence is pretty clear: He doesn't like so-called false rumors about his longtime University of Chicago friend and colleague, Barack Obama.

He alludes on page 3 (and on page 13, and 14, and 45, and 54 - the book is only 87 pages) to the supposedly insidious lie that "Barack Obama pals around with terrorists." Since Sunstein intends to impose his Big Chill on such talk, I'd better get this in while I can. The "rumor," i.e., "fact," about the palsy-walsiness of Obama and unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers (Ayers referred to Obama as a "family friend" in a memoir) did not "undermine democracy," i.e., prevent Obama's election. The facts got out, voters weighed them and ruled that they weren't disqualifying.”

Disheartening to say the least that anyone would overlook his past record, but I’ll go a bit further and add this about his background, that Obama has been a Communist ever since his high school days in Hawaii. He dropped his official enrollment in the various Communist parties to join the Democrat party when he ran for state government, but has maintained close ties with the Communist party.

Obama stated that a mentor to him in Hawaii was Frank Marshall Davis, who was a card carrying member of the old Communist Party USA.

He writes in his book that when he was 'confused', he would seek out communist rallies with Marxist speakers. While at Columbia, he met Bill Ayers, who was a prominent Communist, and befriended Edward Said, who was the President of Columbia's Communist Party.

The Obama campaign has hired many former communists, and the ones that have been exposed have been fired or quit. For example, Obama's Muslim outreach coordinator, Mazen Asbahi.

Obama's health care, tax, welfare, spending, and foreign relations policies have all started at highly communist points. During the primary, and final campaigns, he tempered his policies to address all criticisms, but 'off camera' moments have revealed that Obama still very much intends to carry through with his original, highly socialist and communist plans. In fact he has proven this in his actions in what is now only six months in the oval office.

“Sunstein calls for a "notice and take down" law that would require bloggers and service providers to "take down falsehoods upon notice," even those made by commenters - but without apparent penalty.

Consider how well this nudge would work. You blog about Obama-Ayers. You get a letter claiming that your facts are wrong so you should remove your post. You refuse. If, after a court proceeding proves simply that you are wrong (but not that you committed libel, which when a public figure is the target is almost impossible), you lose, the penalty is . . . you must take down your post.

How long would it take for a court to sort out the truth? Sasha and Malia will be running for president by then. Nobody will care anymore. But it will give politicians the ability to tie up their online critics in court.

Sunstein, trying to fair, argues that libel awards should be capped at $15,000, or at least limited for anyone demonstrating financial hardship. But $15K is the limit you'd pay to your opponent. The legal bill is the scary part, and the reason bloggers already have plenty of reason to be careful about what they say, even if they don't much fear a libel conviction.

Sunstein dreams of an impossibly virtuous America: "We could also imagine a future in which those who spread false rumors are categorized as such, discounted and marginalized . . . people would approach rumors skeptically even they provide comfort and fit their own biases." But if his chilling wind doesn't work, Sunstein may try to make good on the implicit threat that runs through his book: that he would redefine libel as the spread of false information and hold everyone up the ladder responsible.

If this happened, the blogosphere would turn into Pluto overnight. Comments sections would slam shut. Every writer would work on a leash shorter than a shoelace.
Sunstein is an enemy to every news organization and blogger. We should return the favor and declare war on him.”

Remember Hitler promised the removal of all democratic ways of thought. He sought to be a “leader state” not a republic.

I said this at the start, I’ll say it again,

NO HUMAN INSTITUTION CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF GOD!

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord...Psalm 33:12a

We must all make up our own minds as to where we draw the line. We must all stand for something, choose you this day whom you will serve, the world…..or God’s Son!


After much consideration, I have decided to post the following video, "We The People".

You may or may not agree with the contents of this video. You might find some portions offensive. It is however a good example of a "do something" mentality, and not a continuation of the same "do nothing" mentality that has been embraced by today's society.

It is thought provoking to say the least. I pray that it instills courage and squelches cowardice, that it imparts thoughtful consideration as we exchange inaction for action.



Read more!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
ReferenceTagging.tag();