Engaging Your World

Thursday, June 28, 2007

FROM TIME TO TIME, REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY WORKS!


Today is a good day for Americans. It is the day when we are reminded that we still can have a say in what happens in our country. The immigration (amnesty) bill is dead! It did not garner the votes necessary to move on, thus killing a bill that would have paved the way for over 12 million illegal aliens to become citizens of our country. This was a bill that, in my opinion, would have been the downfall of America as we know it. The weight and pressure on our society would have been too much to bare. It was a bad bill from the beginning that was supported by the President and Ted Kennedy, as well as John McCain, who will look back and see this as the moment his candidacy was failed.

The good news is not just that the bill failed, but some of the comments as to why, from the wires;

"In debate prior to the vote, Republican opponents of the bill noted the widespread opposition expressed by citizens, including Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina who said "our phones have been ringing off the hook."

"What part of 'no' don't we understand?" he asked. "We need to stop this process that is alienating the American people and enforce the laws on the books."

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said the Senate is "out of touch" with the rest of the country, asserting "this is a vote about whether this body ... will respect the true wisdom and common sense of the American people."

"After the vote, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., issued a statement saying the "demise of the Bush/Kennedy pro-immigration bill affirms that democracy does work when the American people get involved."

"The public should take note of all of those who dismissed their opposition as uninformed skepticism and remind their elected leaders not to underestimate the powerful voice of the American people," the congressman said."

It does pay to make your voice known, well done America, well done! Now we can go back to the common sense approach of enforcing the laws that are on the books, target those businesses that hire illegals, and begin the process of natural attrition that will lead illegals back home!

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pastor tom
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

WOULD YOU ROB THIS MAN? I WOULDN'T ADVISE IT!


Bill Barnes is a 72 year old senior citizen. He was minding his own business at a convenience store when Jesse Daniel Rae, a 27 year old attempted to pick his pocket. It is a common occurrence in this day and age. Young people do not respect the elderly, in fact they make sport of them. Recently there have been stories of elderly being beaten and made sport of. It is a sad comment on our culture as we are one of the few that do not treat our elderly with respect and care. Most other cultures have a reverence for those with white hair. Gods Word describes grey hair as a crown of glory. But not to many of the young people in our country.

As Rae attempted to rob 72 year old Barnes of the $300.00 he had in his pocket, he had badly miscalculated. Barnes is a former Marine who has not lost much in his old age. He is a former Gold Gloves Boxer as well as a retired iron worker. The account of what happened, from the wires;

"Barnes immediately grabbed the person's wrist with his left hand and started throwing punches with his right, landing six or seven blows before a store manager intervened. There was blood everywhere.

"I guess he thought I was an easy mark," Barnes, 72, told The Grand Rapids Press for a story Tuesday."

Young people take note, respect your elders, treat them as God instructs you to in His Word. And of course, you ignore this instruction at your own peril. Score one for the old guys!

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pastor tom
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

BORN THIS WAY? THAT IS THE NEW CURRICULUM FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL!


Well it has happened, from the wires;

"The Montgomery County Board of Education in Maryland has accomplished what science and medicine have been unable to confirm, simply declaring in its newly approved school curriculum for children that some babies are born homosexual.
Developed by its own staff, the educational materials were given a test run in six schools in the county district at the 8th and 10th grade levels. Now they are supposed to be implemented in all schools soon."

On their own, in the face of science, reason and of course common sense this group of people have decided to teach the children that have been entrusted to them, that some babies are born homosexual. While this is just another piece of ground gained by the homosexual movement, the question becomes, at what point are people held to truth? Or have we simply done away with truth? Has truth become an antiquated idea, or is it simply particular to each person.

In my mind, this development pushes the envelope as far as you can. If this is accepted and adopted by this school system, there might be no turning back. There will be no truth to bring people back to, as this will eradicate truth in ways never imagined. So we will watch and pray to see how this turns out. If parents are not outraged over this, they simply do not care enough about their children to pay attention. That would be a tragedy that could bare consequences for generations to come!

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pastor tom
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Monday, June 25, 2007

SEN. MARX?


On the Fox News talking head show yesterday Sen. Diane Feinstein and Sen. Trent Lott were the guests. The subject of the fairness doctrine for US broadcasters was brought up. It seems as if the Senators are upset that only one side of the immigration issue is being discussed on talk radio. This from the the wires;

"This is a very complicated bill," said Feinstein. "Most people don't know what's in this bill. Therefore, to just have one or two things dramatized and taken out of context, such as the word amnesty -- we have a silent amnesty right now, but nobody goes into that. Nobody goes into the flaws of our broken system."

Feinstein said the measure before the Senate "fixes those flaws" but that doesn't get presented on talk radio, which she said "pushes people to ... extreme views without a lot of information."

I hope you are catching the point and are incensed by it! The point is in a free market society that allows people to compete, the Senator does not like the results so she and others are looking to stop the free market. Talk radio is a free market that is driven by the listeners. If people do not listen then advertisers do not spend their money on the show, and then you go off the air. I have been hosting a daily one hour live call in talk show (shameless plug!!) for almost three years. If the show was not producing an audience then I would be off of the air. That is how the free market operates.

To have Senators calling for measures that seek to "level the playing field", because they do not like who is winning is a call for socialism. The reality is that liberal talk radio does not work, hence the demise of Air America. The reason is that people do not listen, as there are not enough who carry the water for that ideology to produce an audience. That is not the fault of those whose shows are successful, it is the results from the free marketplace. I would suggest to the good Senators that they spend less time with the Communist Manifesto and more with the United States Constitution!

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pastor tom
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Friday, June 22, 2007

ISLAM= SUICIDE BOMBING RIGHTS FOR WOMEN?


If you keep up with the news you know by now that Hamas is somewhat in control of Palestine. Under this leadership there will be a move to strict Sharia law, where women will be more oppressed than normal and all things Christian will be attacked. Another noteworthy thing with Hamas is their desire to use women as suicide bombers. While this is not exclusive to them it is unusual to hear the public glorification of it, which is exactly what happened during a recent interview with one of the members of Hamas who is also a Parliament member in Palestine. Yunis Al-Astal is his name and here are some quotes from an interview conducted last Sunday on Al-Rafidein TV:

"The most exalted form of jihad is fighting for the sake of Allah, which means sacrificing one's soul by fighting the enemies head-on, even if it leads to martyrdom. Martyrdom means life next to Allah.

"… When jihad becomes an individual duty, it applies to women too, because women do not differ from men when it comes to individual duties. …"

This intifada of ours has recorded more than 15 exemplary cases of girls who were martyred for the sake of Allah. But not before making the Jews – the brothers of apes and pigs – taste the bitterness of death, and not before avenging the blood of the martyrs, the wounded, the bereaved, the prisoners, the displaced, those whose homes were destroyed, those whose lands were bulldozed, and all those who were affected by the earthquake of the sons of Zion."

"Just like a woman does not have to ask for permission to pray, to fast during Ramadhan, or to give charity, she does not need to ask for permission when jihad becomes an individual duty. In my opinion, in places invaded by the enemy, jihad becomes an individual duty."

"The message of the female martyrdom-seekers to the enemies is that they should go back to where they came from, or else our jihad will continue until this land regains its holiness – from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River"

You will notice that Yunis Al-Astal does not offer himself up as a suicide bomber but has no problem encouraging women to do his dirty work. What does it say about the men of a culture that will send their women off to blow themselves up under the pretense of "jihad"? Certain words come to mind quickly, "coward" "weak" "abusive", etc etc etc..

What would a week of blogging be if there were not updates from the "religion of peace"? You know, the one that kills its women and children, while the leaders hide in their Mosques and caves! May God have mercy and bring them all to faith in Jesus Christ!

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pastor tom
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Thursday, June 21, 2007

WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO DO ABOUT IT?

The 2007 celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Festival in San Diego is an event that features XXX pornography, an explicit S&M leather sex venue, and the distribution of condoms and lubricants used in anal intercourse,among other things that I will not print here. While that may or may not be shocking to you this might be, the event has been endorsed by the California Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell! In this letter below he praises the event;



While there has been an outcry in the community from parents and school committee members, the reality is that this is becoming old news for many. We are at a critical cross roads in this cultural war. We will either rise up and meet the level of passion, energy and funding from the other side or we will surrender. Understand, surrender is the surrender of your children, as they are always the prize fought for. It is their minds that are sought after. The goal is that they will grow up used to homosexuality and will be a part of the normalization of behavior that God calls perverted and and abomination. The question as given by Sean Connery to Kevin Costner as he was dying in the movie the Untouchables is, "what are you willing to do about it?"

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

NINE HEROES DIE!


Monday night in Charleston South Carolina firefighters went to fight a fire at a furniture store. It is what they do, day in and day out, go into places where people are running away from. It is the noblest of professions that takes a certain type of person with a certain gifting from God. Not everyone can handle the pressure,danger, or the physical demands. Monday night was another opportunity for all of these elements to converge again, as they had many times before. Except that Monday night, nine of these heroes lost their lives! While I am sure they were all aware of the danger involved, I am also sure that there minds were not on entering eternity that night. It is not hard to imagine that they were focused on the task ahead of them, not on leaving earth that night.

We do not know the time of our departure of this life, but we do know that it is going to happen. From time to time we are reminded by the death of a loved one,or a tragic event like this one. I would encourage you to check your heart as you read this blog. Are you ready to leave this earth and stand in front of God? Is Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior? These nine men did not wake up Monday morning understanding that this would be the last day for them. If they had, you can be sure they, like all of us, would have done things differently. Are you ready, if today is your day?

Pray for the families of these nine heroes, that God would pour out His grace and mercy on them all. Pray that God would use this tragedy to bring people to love Jesus Christ. Pray that the sacrifice of these nine would lead people to know and receive the gift of the ultimate sacrifice, Jesus Christ!

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pastor tom
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

THIS "REV" IS PERFECTLY "EMERGENT"!


While not falling under the term "Emergent", this is a great example of it from the wires;

"I am both Muslim and Christian, just like I'm both an American of African descent and a woman. I'm 100 percent both," Rev. Ann Holmes Redding told the Seattle Times"

A convergence of the Muslim and Christian faith in the line of Brian McClarens statement of wanting people to be "Muslim Christians." A woman Pastor, which is a convolution and disobeying of the Word of God which after all we should all be questioning, in the line of McClaren and Rob Bells encouragement.

"Redding, 55, doesn't think it's necessary to resolve all of the contradictions, arguing even people within Christianity can't agree on all the details.
"So why would I spend time to try to reconcile all of Christian belief with all of Islam?" she asked. "At the most basic level, I understand the two religions to be compatible. That's all I need."

While I will not go into all of the reasons that you cannot combine the Muslim and Christian faiths, I do think it is worth noting this occurrence as it is the direction of not only the liberal church, but unfortunately due to the influence of people like McClaren and Bell, the evangelical church as well. If we do not go back to and hold to the Word of God as inerrant and authoritative, we will end up with more and more churches that are under the leadership of people like Redding. Emergent fans take note and be warned, it is a short step to where she has landed!

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Friday, June 15, 2007

KING PATRICK HAS SPOKEN; YOU DO NOT MATTER!!!


The results are in and Gov. Deval Patrick has succeeded in thwarting the Constitutional process! Yesterday the Governor saw the fruits of his underhanded efforts come to fruition as a number of legislators flipped and flopped on their position to allow people the right to vote. Do not be fooled, yesterday the message from the government of Massachusetts was they do not care about your right to vote. It starts with the Governor and permeates the halls of the state house.

What can you do? First and foremost pray for wisdom and then put some feet to those prayers. There needs to be a focused effort in finding good people to run for office. There needs to be people of integrity who will run and make these pols who have turned their back on the people pay the consequences of their actions. From the Governors office to the Reps and Senators who spit in the face of the voters, there needs to be consequences. The greatest impact is to send some of them home in 2008. While we cannot do that with the Governor yet, we can send some Reps and Senators home. There are some like Senator Brewer who are career politicians that need to find another line of work. There are others like Rep. Alicea who though newly elected, has already shown he is not to be trusted to represent the people of his district. These are just two examples of the incompetence that our tax dollars are paying for. If the pols will not honor the fundamental right of the people to vote, then they do not deserve to work for us. It is as simple as that!

What is not as simple is motivating people to move off of the couch and get in the game. If the fact that voters of Massachusetts have been told publicly and openly they can only vote on things the politicians think they should vote on, does not move you, then you are immovable. If the reality that Massachusetts is a monarchy with Gov. Patrick as King, does not move you, then you are immovable. If the truth that the homosexuals currently run the state, which should be renamed Sodom, does not move you, then you are immovable. The question is, are you immovable?

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pastor tom
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Thursday, June 14, 2007

TIME TO GO HOME!


The Word of God says in Proverbs 31:30 "Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised." Ruth Graham is on her deathbed, awaiting her Master to come and receive her home. Her husband Billy said this in the last few days;

"Ruth is my soul mate and best friend, and I cannot imagine living a single day without her by my side. I am more in love with her today than when we first met over 65 years ago as students at Wheaton College."

An incredible testimony from a great man of God about a great woman of God. Only God knows what sacrifices Ruth Graham made to be the wife of Billy Graham. To be married to a man who was gone as much or more than he was home. To support him in the call that God has put on his soul, even when it meant that you were the one to be both mom and dad for long periods of time. To not resent your husband when your children have gone astray for a period of time. Only God truly knows all of the sacrifice that Ruth Graham endured as the wife of Billy.

And only God knows the effect of the ministry of Ruth. The lives that she touched, the encouragement that she was and is to many many women. The example of how to be a wife that she has displayed to the world. It would seem that Ruth Graham was the picture of strength through submission. Christian women today would do well to take note of this lady and learn from her example. I really do not have to say much more, as the testimony of her husband being more in love with her today than 65 years ago says it all. What awaits Ruth Graham next is to see her Lord and hear, "Well done good and faithful servant, welcome home"!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

STILL IMPEACH GOV DEVAL PATRICK!



Due to the continued actions of the Governor Patrick, and the impending vote tomorrow on the marriage amendment, I leave this same blog up and hope you will read it again, as the Governor works to undermine the constitution!!!!


This past weekend was an historic one for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. He became the first sitting Governor to march in Boston's gay pride parade. As bad as I believe that is, there is something far more historic that occurred. The Governor was reported as pushing for a delay in the Constitutionally mandated vote to let the people vote, which is scheduled to occur this Thursday June 14th. Even more historic are the following reported quotes by the Governor from Boston.com local news;

"We're working very, very hard to bring people around to the right vote," Patrick said.
Patrick said the court decision that paved the way for gay marriage "affirmed the principle that everyone comes before the court as equals."

"That is an argument we need to make to representatives and senators this week," he said. "What experience has taught us is that the sky hasn't opened up, families are still intact."

These are historic statements because they violate the Governors oath of office in which he pledged to, and I quote directly from the oath;

"I will bear true faith and allegiance and I will support the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts so help me God. I do solemnly swear and affirm that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all of the duties incumbent upon me as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts according to the best of my abilities and understanding agreeably to the rules and regulations of the Constitution and the laws of this Commonwealth so help me God..."

The statements the Governor made over the weekend, trying to influence the outcome of the vote, or even stall it, is a violation of his oath of office. The Vote on Marriage amendment has followed the Constitution of the Commonwealth. The Governor has no business inserting himself in the process, unless it is to encourage legislators to uphold their Constitutional obligation. Not only is he not doing that, he is working against the Constitutional process, and thus is working against the Constitution that he swore to support. This is an impeachable offense. For those that care and live in the state of Massachusetts I encourage you to join with me in calling for the impeachment of Governor Deval Patrick!

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Monday, June 11, 2007

IMPEACH GOV. DEVAL PATRICK!


This past weekend was an historic one for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. He became the first sitting Governor to march in Boston's gay pride parade. As bad as I believe that is, there is something far more historic that occurred. The Governor was reported as pushing for a delay in the Constitutionally mandated vote to let the people vote, which is scheduled to occur this Thursday June 14th. Even more historic are the following reported quotes by the Governor from Boston.com local news;

"We're working very, very hard to bring people around to the right vote," Patrick said.
Patrick said the court decision that paved the way for gay marriage "affirmed the principle that everyone comes before the court as equals."

"That is an argument we need to make to representatives and senators this week," he said. "What experience has taught us is that the sky hasn't opened up, families are still intact."

These are historic statements because they violate the Governors oath of office in which he pledged to, and I quote directly from the oath;

"I will bear true faith and allegiance and I will support the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts so help me God. I do solemnly swear and affirm that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all of the duties incumbent upon me as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts according to the best of my abilities and understanding agreeably to the rules and regulations of the Constitution and the laws of this Commonwealth so help me God..."

The statements the Governor made over the weekend, trying to influence the outcome of the vote, or even stall it, is a violation of his oath of office. The Vote on Marriage amendment has followed the Constitution of the Commonwealth. The Governor has no business inserting himself in the process, unless it is to encourage legislators to uphold their Constitutional obligation. Not only is he not doing that, he is working against the Constitutional process, and thus is working against the Constitution that he swore to support. This is an impeachable offense. For those that care and live in the state of Massachusetts I encourage you to join with me in calling for the impeachment of Governor Deval Patrick!

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Friday, June 08, 2007

CONGRESSMAN OR JIHADIST?


When Congressman Keith Ellison was being sworn into Congress he wanted to use the Koran. He repeatedly denied any attachment to extreme elements of Islam. Well today we hear differently as it is being reported that just days ago, Ellison gave the keynote address in front of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota at the group's fourth annual convention. Who is this group? Well here is a brief sampling from their own website /www.masmn.org;
* "The Holy Prophet (and through him the Muslims) has been reassured that he should not mind the enmity, the evil designs and the machinations of the Jews..."

* "In view of the degenerate moral condition of the Jews and the Christians, the Believers have been warned not to make them their friends and confidants."

* "If you gain victory over the men of Jews, kill them."

* "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, 'O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.'"

"May Allah destroy the Jews, because they used the graves of their prophets as places of worship."

* "A Muslim must always worship Allah and wage jihad until death in order to reach his ultimate goal… Regularly make the intention to go on jihad with the ambition to die as a martyr."

It is no big deal that we are now electing Muslims to the highest offices in our land? I guess that depends upon what side of the sword you are on!

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

THE AMNESTY BILL IS ALMOST DEAD!!!!


The Kennedy McCain Bush immigration bill in in trouble. It failed a test vote miserably giving indication that it could be dead in the water. This is good news on a number of fronts. First is shows that the American people can still have a voice in the politics of the day. No one expected the people of this great country to stand up with such force against this bill which is nothing more than AMNESTY. The people have spoken and we are seeing evidence that the founders plan of government does work, as politicians are listening. Those pols who have maintained their allegiance to the AMNESTY bill will pay the price. In fact we are currently seeing the greatest casualty in Sen.John McCain, who with his support of this bill has virtually killed his chance at the Oval Office.

This excercise in democracy has revealed once again that the people tend to get it right. If you leave it to the people they will lead you to the solution, and the people know how to solve the immigration problem. They want the laws that are currently on the books enforced. It is not rocket science, in fact it is not even high school science. The laws currently exist, simply enforce them. That is the answer to the immigration problem.

Here is the road map to the solution for illegal immigration. First, go after the businesses that are employing the illegals. If you bring the hammer down on them, you will cut off the job supply for the illegals. At the point that they are hard pressed to find work, they will be heading back home. Second, you continue to round up as many illegals as possible on a regular basis and deport them. Begin with those who are known to be criminals, an estimated ten percent, or 1.2 million. Work on those while you are cutting off the job supply. Step three will be the remainder, and by the time you get there, the problem is well on its way to being solved. Sure it will take time, but it also took time to get where we are today. Enforce the laws on the books, starting with the employers and you are well on your way to solving the illegal immigration problem.

But our problem in this country is not so much with illegal immigrants as it is with legal politicians. That is a much tougher problem!


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pastor tom
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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

THE ULTIMATE PRIZE!


What is in a name? From the wires;
"Mohammed will likely become the most popular name for baby boys in Britain by the end of the year, The Times reported on Wednesday, citing government data.
Though official records from the Office for National Statistics list the spelling Mohammed 23rd in its yearly analysis of the top 3,000 names given to children, when all the different spellings of the name are taken into account, it ranks second, only behind Jack, according to The Times. In total, 5,991 baby boys were given some version of the name Mohammed, with 6,928 baby boys named Jack."

As I and others have been saying for some time, there is an invasion of the west from Islam. A concentrated effort to ingrain themselves into the fabric of different societies. The problem with this is that it is an invasion of ideology. We are not talking of an assimilated immigration where those coming in, fit nicely into society. This is an ideology that believes it is here to take over, implement Sharia law, and subdue the west in the name of Allah.

Seeing Mohammed growing in popularity is not a good sign, as it is not simply a name. It is a name with a purpose. A name more often than not connected with the terror that we see around the world today. Is every child given the name Mohammed going to be a terrorist? Absolutely not, but most terrorists will carry that name, or speak loyalty to that name in the midst of terrorist acts.

So what is in a name? More than you think!

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pastor tom
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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

MORE HYPOCRISY!


As the war with Islam continues in the world, there is an increasing revelation of its tenets and practices. For example there is a Shia Muslim tradition of temporary marriage, or sigheh, allows a man and a woman in Iran to marry for a set period of time, ranging from an hour to 99 years. In other words if you are out and meet someone and want to have sex you go to a cleric, make some vows and go have sex. The man in the relationship can break the vow as soon as an hour. The woman on the other hand must wait three months and ten days before having another relationship, to make sure she is not pregnant. Unmarried couples who have sex can be arrested, fined and even flogged. So the solution is to create a temporary marriage, enabling people to have sex without responsibility, and not violate any law.

It is an amazing hypocrisy, from a group that would want to hold itself up as the moral standard for the world. Scoffing at the decadence of the west, while they create comical laws to enable people to have sex. This is a great example of the one constant of Islam, hypocrisy! It is as Jesus said of the Pharisees, they say do one thing while they do another. They put burdens on others while living differently. Lets be honest, when you look into the lifestyles of these people you will see multiple wives, affairs, degradation of women to the highest degree.

Islam is one of the worst perpetrators of violence against women. Laws like this do nothing but imprison and enslave women. It is incredible how these who promote such terror, will from their glass houses throw stones toward the west. It is never a good idea when you live in such a dwelling to play with rocks!


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Monday, June 04, 2007

ONE KILLER GETS RICH, WHILE ANOTHER GETS JAIL!


As the old saying goes, "timing is everything". It was never more true than early Saturday morning for Ashley R. Truitt. According to the wires;

"Truitt, of Solon, Iowa, began feeling labor pains at midnight and gave birth at 4:30 a.m. in her bathroom, according to Broward Sherrifs Office in Florida. She cut the umbilical cord with a kitchen knife and put the crying baby in a clear plastic garbage bag with bath towels."

She then threw the baby down the hotel trash chute, some seven stories down, killing the baby. Truitt was charged with premeditated murder and is being held in jail without bond, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. Timing is everything, if she simply had earlier gone to an abortion clinic she could have had the baby murdered for a fee and walked away a free woman, under doctors care! It would not have been difficult for her to find a doctor who would have, again for a fee, partially deliver the baby and then jam a sharp scissor like object into the base of the child's skull and have the brain matter sucked out, killing the child.

Truitt made the mistake of taking matters into her own hands, killing the baby herself, when there are professionals available everywhere to do the killing for her, of course for a fee. So she will probably go to jail, while men and women with badges that say Dr. on them will continue to kill children, again for a fee. These "Dr's", will not go to jail, in fact they will live very nicely from the fees they have garnered for murder. While they live high off the hog, Truitt will sit in a prison cell, left to deal with the horror that she has committed.

Timing is everything!

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pastor tom
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Friday, June 01, 2007

IS THIS WHERE YOU WANT TO GIVE YOUR LIFE?



From the wires we learn;

" one in five people toted laptop computers on their most recent vacations. An AP-Ipsos poll released Friday said. Along with the 80 percent who said they brought along their cell phones, the survey shows going on vacation no longer means being out of the electronic loop. People under age 40 were likeliest to check their personal e-mails, voice mails or other messages from vacation spots. But people checking for work-related messages tended to be a bit older, perhaps reflecting the greater work responsibilities that can come with age.
Men in their late 40s and early 50s, middle managers, feel they can't afford to miss something, and a vacation is secondary to them in terms of importance," said Geoffrey Godbey, professor of leisure studies at Penn State University."

Sobering but nor surprising, as we learn that the technology that was supposed to make life easier, in fact has caused people to work more. While work is good and glorifying to God, so is vacation with family. We are a society that enables and celebrates the results of workaholics and thus encourages people to become them. This is not just particular to the corporate world, as those who serve in ministry can be just as guilty. Pastors who refuse to take time off, not trusting that the Lord can keep His church going without their presence.

The ones that lose out and suffer are the families. Spouses and children who never have the full attention of their loved one. Never knowing when the next email or text message will once again separate their family. God created us to work hard and to take a day of rest, which in our day has become a lost celebration. But here is the chance for Gods people to stand out as a witness and a light in a dark world. While the rest of the world is either working themselves to death or slothfully skating by, followers of Christ can put in six hard days of work and have one day of rest, a Sabbath unto the Lord.

God will be glorified, your family will be blessed and you will be strengthened with the joy of the Lord. Go ahead give it a try!

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pastor tom
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