The definition of empathy is “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.”
This is something that many do not have. Many say they do, yet when it comes time to display empathy they stonewall, change the subject or even throw up words that act like chaff blinding the missile of truth from findings its mark.
Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
If you love your neighbor as you love yourself is empathy. Yet this and other teachings of Christ are frowned upon. Why? Because they are teachings of Jesus. They are Christian.
Most in the United States have a huge misconception of the Bible and its teaching. Many that think they are Christian really are not. There are even those that deny God yet they do show empathy and other “Christian” traits and believes, yet they do not know this because they have been lied to by those that wish for them to deny God.
These people that are more “Christian” then many Christians have the foreknowledge that could lead them the Christ and become one of the counted. But will they have this opportunity? I do not know the answer to this question.
What is important is that we teach the Bible, that we show the love of Christ. That we show empathy and love for all humanity.
It is also important that those that believe themselves to be “Christian” search their souls and see if they are just a messed up Christian or a hypocrite.
I struggle with my faith constantly. I question myself and seek out answers. Am I perfect? NO!!!
But at least I am making more of an effort then many that do absolutely nothing and think that will get them into heaven when in reality it will not.
It has been the plan by those that do not think God is real to subjugate those they think below them. Not as “intelligent” as them.
It has even been caught on video tape that the average citizen of the nation is “too stupid” to realize that they are being manipulated.
It has happened in stages. One of the key blocks they knew they had to attack and remove was the Christian religion. They took little steps here and little bites there. They removed God from the school systems and now they have fallen into chaos and less and less is being taught to our children where each group that graduates is a little more ignorant then the one before. Respect for your fellows and your elders has been stripped away all under the guise of political correctness.
Millions of babies are being murderer every year. Human sacrifices to living a life solely for the self and not for the child that has just been sucked out of the womb through a plastic tube.
All of this is the work of those that deny God. That put on the mask of hypocrisy with full knowledge that they are openly lying to the average citizen.
But who is really at fault here? The person making the changes or the person allowing the changes? Actually it is both, but the one most guilty is the one allowing the changes, especially if they know what is happening is wrong.
It is past time for those that have set silently by and allowed these sins to stack up to the point that the United States is on the verge of collapse. Yet many still sit quiet and do nothing. (James 4:17)
It has been documented that most that called themselves Christian stayed at home for the 2012 Presidential election. All mainly due to the fact that the Republican nominee was a Mormon. Now I do not support the Mormon view and I personally consider them to be a successful cult since they are a part of this society, but to allow the man that is now in the White House stay there is one of the greatest sins ever commit by anyone that either did not vote or voted for him because he calls himself “Christian.” His actions say that he is not. This nation, due to it Christian believes and values has supported the nation of Israel, yet every chance the White House gets to insult demean or diminish Israel they do so. To the point that Israel canceled the purchase of 6 V-22s because someone in the White House called the Israeli Prime Minister a “chicken BEEP.” Also he has promised this or that would happen if you supported his ideas and now one of his ideas is a law. A law that has devastated our healthcare system. All of which was built upon lies. (Ephesians 4:17)
Yet the nation stays quiet as this man leads this nation further and further into collapse and mayhem. It is time those that call themselves “Christian” start to live up to that name and what it means. It is time to defend this once proud nation that was created to worship God. It is time for the Bible to be read. It is time for the word of God to be heard and taught once more. It is time for this world of selfishness and self-serving to be removed and replaced with the nation of caring for your brother before yourself as it was once attempted to be done.
Has this nation ever been perfect? No. Because we have to deal with people that do not understand the teaching of Jesus Christ and have been misinformed as to their true meaning. People need to read the Bible and seek out those that have read it and understand its meaning and purpose. It is a journey of learning that all must undergo. Why? So they will be able to see the little truths being mixed with the lies that are being told to them so they will see the real truth and be able to reject the hypocrisy that is being given to them.
It is time to place God back as the head of this nation. The national government needs to be down sized. The budget deficit must be removed or your children and grandchildren will live in starvation and want because the nation of the United States of America will no longer exist and it will be your own fault for not turning to God and the teachings of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.
From time to time I have dreams. They differ from regular dream because they are vivid and boarder upon something that could almost be considered real. Well I just had one of these and this is what it was about.
I was walking upon a sidewalk when two boys throw stuff at me. I stopped and warned them they should not do this because it was not the right thing to do. Two more times something flew by my head. So I decided to talk to their parents. They were well off financially, but in attitude they were poor. You could see that they did love their children, but they had no concept of how to instill values upon them. Also present was a grandmother, who also had no idea.
The father, even though an adult acted like a teenage, having no real concepts of right or wrong himself and was more interested in pleasing himself and being waited upon by all about him. Clearly selfish and self-serving and refused to listen to the advice I attempted to give him.
The mother was a pillar, but her base was crumbling from the strain of trying to parent three male children, while her mother offered no help what so ever, apparently leaching off of her daughter. Yet the mother of the boys was herself lacking of the needed knowledge of the necessary values to raise a child correctly.
Where were these values instilled into the people of the United States? In Church. In School. Can you learn these values there now? No you cannot, why?
First off, many do not go to church anymore. They would rather shop at the store or go and exercise at the gym. As for schools, the one element that allowed them to learn of values has been removed from schools. That would be God and those values that were placed upon the cork-boards on the walls throughout this nation. Like for instance the golden rule: “Do unto other as you would have done unto you.”
The thing is will this help people to mature? That is hard to answer. All I know is that by the end of the conversation in my dream I was warning the mother to prepare for a divorce and to understand that it would be rough since I saw that the father would do all in his power to keep all that he considered important to him near him, which would result in things become worse for their two boys since they were not what was important to him. How can something that love only itself care for anything thing else? It can’t.
As a result I could see these children in jail or worse. I could see a shattered home with a mother struggling to keep her head above the drowning waters of responsibility. Waters she should have been sharing with the father, but he refused to do so. All the while the grandmother just looked on not offering any advice or support. Leaving the mother to truly attempt to grow into adulthood in a way no one should have to do so.
Seek out a good church. One that offers God, not a social club. One that teaches the Bible, not which flavor of coffee is hot (forgive the pun) this month. Seek out one that offers support and helps teach core commandants of Matthew 22:37-39, which states to love God first and to love your neighbor as you love yourself.
A movie definitely written by someone that believed heavily in evolution. It doesn’t surprise me that he does not get it.
What will follow are two examples of an ability that will happen when we have our new bodies and access to ALL of our brain:
John 20: 19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Acts 8: 39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
Just for your understanding; the distance between Gaza and Azotus is 32.4 miles (52.2 km).
This is only one thing we are promised with our immortal body. It is obvious that people are seeking it out or there would never have been a movie like “Lucy” made. This also shows that people have not read the Bible or understand it and do not truly have a concept of God and His promise to us through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. Ponder and think upon that for a bit.
This is another wonderful John Ford directed film. Mr. Ford I have to say was one of the best directors of the Twentieth century. All of his films are timeless and worth the effort to watch. All have good stories and touches of humor as well as drama that makes each one worthy of your time and effort.
In this particular film Henry Fonda stars as a by the book officer who feels cheated by the regular army since he is sent to Fort Apache. In tow is his daughter played by the grown up Shirley Temple in one of her last films.
The co-star is John Wayne as well as others from the Ford company of actors. All do very well under Mr. Ford’s direction. It is also the very first film made in Monument Valley.
One scene within the movie that until now I found a look into the past has now struck me as if I am looking into the present, which is not only shocking but sad when you truly think upon it. The scene to which I am referring is when Col. Thursday takes his soldiers to the Indian Reservation to confront the Indian Agent. Mr. Meacham the government’s representative shows me something that I have come to realize is present in today’s government. He shows contempt yet he says he cares for everyone. When I see him I just see Lois Lerner and her attitude of self-righteous hypocrisy. I am just reminded of how corrupt those in the government are at this time due to rules, regulations and unions that do not allow us to fire and or jail these corrupt people that fill our government agencies. The one line that Peter Fonda says is something that needs to be said to all:
“Mr. Meacham you’re blackguard, a liar, a hypocrite and a stench in the nostrils of honest men; if it were in my power I would hang you from the nearest tree and leave your carcass for the buzzards, but as you are a representative of the United States Government I pledge you the corporation and the protection of my command.”
There will be those that wish to bluster and protest me making this comparison of this character in this movie to those currently in the government. It is something that each person must search their souls about before they do protest. If it were not true then there would be no Lois Lerner, hundreds of Vets would not have died without being taken care of at the VA. Billions of dollars would not have been wasted for the Obamacare website. This is all due to political corruption and mismanagement. It is why the Federal Government MUST be down sized ASAP.
Base Story: 5 out of 5 swords
Acting: 5 out of 5 swords
Special effects: 5 out of 5 swords
Overall: 5 swords out of 5 swords
The world is falling into chaos and at this time most in the United States can do little. Why? Because most have surrendered their rights away to the government.
The United States was formed as a Constitutional Republic. It is no longer one. It has not been one since early in the twentieth century when Constitutional amendments were added.
One of the biggest was how a Senator is picked. For some reason it was decided to have them voted for by the general public. Maybe this was an anti-graft measure, but I am not sure. As it is the graft is worse than ever anyway. It would have been nice if they placed term limits on those in the congress and the senate like they did for the president. There is a bill out there right now to impose term limits and it is sorely needed. It would remove people that are there that should have left long ago. Prime examples are Pelosi and Bainer. There are others on both sides that need to go. Fresh blood needs to flow in the hallways of the Capitol. Much like those that got elected in the last election, but more need to go.
We need to return to the governing that would bring those to congress that were voted by the people of their district and they would listen to them and truly represent them. The term “career politician” should not be.
I was pleased with how Joni Ernst was in the Republican response to Mr. Obama’s State of the Union Address. Her statements gave me hope and encouragement. Unlike that of Mr. Obama’s Fantasy Island speech, by the way where is this nation he was talking about. I would like to move there, since the one I live in is a big mess. Made so mainly by those that wish to have the government run everything. Oh by the way, they call that a dictatorship or Socialist State, not a Republic.
A republic is a nation that is run BY the people and FOR the people. Not the government for the government as it now is. Where is the bills that call for a change in the way government employees are reviewed? Where is the bills that makes it possible to more easily fire them when they are caught sitting around doing nothing?
Where the bills that remove terrible teaches from our schools? Where are the bills that change our school system to allow it to complete against other nations around the world?
Do you know that Japan does better to educate their children then the USA does? Do you know that they have YEAR AROUND SCHOOLING?
Yet you say that we need this for our school to a teacher and they scoff at you and say “That’s not going to happen.” I can use quotes there because I actually heard that from a group of teachers when I suggested it to them.
We need year around schooling, ESPECIALLY in urban environments. I totally understand how the schools systems is now. Three summer months off for those that live in rural communities, because once the main livelihood of this nation was rural.
Now that is not the case. We need year around schooling. Four weeks on, two weeks off. This is still three months off. Just split up. It has been documented that when done in this fashion knowledge retention is increased so the children learn more and faster. This alone would do wonders for this nation. Yet I hear nothing on it. ANYWHERE. Why?
Also I did not like several of Mr. Obama’s suggestions:
Free community college at the expense of those that took advantage of the 529 college tuition savings fund. So taking from those that have saved for college and giving to those that did not. I don’t get it.
Saying he caused fuel prices to drop when all Liberals including him have been again fragging. Private sector oil production increased 61% while government production reduced 6%. Who is it that really help the gas prices to go down? It was the private sector. This is how this nation was originally designed to work. This is what those on the left wish to destroy. So how can you take credit for something you wish to destroy? You cannot. Free enterprise is who did it not the man in the White House.
No mention of a balanced budget amendment, WHICH is needed. He says the greatest threat to our children is “global warming” I say the greatest threat is the deficit. A deficit HE doubled and refuse to address.
We need across the board tax reform. One flat rate for everyone or one that increases form 5% to 30% with NO exemptions. No loopholes. Everyone and every company pays this tax. We do not need more “Obamacare” economics. It has destroyed the healthcare system. We have lost several businesses that have moved offshore and it is all due to taxing the rich and corporations. The state of this nation all lies at the door step of those that follow the teaching of Socialism not Republicism.
Return this nation to the people and return this nation to God.
One of the first lessons that Jesus tries to teach those gather upon the mount where He spoke His most famous sermon was as follows.
Not to be angry with your neighbor without cause. It actually says brother, but as you go further into the sermon Christ will say that your neighbor and thus all are your brother and sister.
Now here is where it gets tricky. What you may consider cause, in reality may not be cause. A prime example is all the protest against the police lately. Especially in the case of Ferguson, MO.
It has been proven that Michael Brown attacked the police officer. Even the FBI agrees with this scenario, yet thousands have been marching around angry at the police and those that sided with the police in this matter. Thus those that have been angry, those that vandalized, those that caused chaos are guilty of being angry against their “brother” for no cause. So as Jesus stated this places those that did this in danger of judgment.
Now it would not surprise me at all that during this there were those that called those on the other side of this dispute worthless and fools. These two place those that said this in trouble to the point that those that used the word “fool” actually are headed down the path to damnation (“but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire”)
So people need to think. People need to try and understand where they truly stand with their neighbor and with God and His Son Jesus Christ. For they are truly jeopardizing their eternal life due to listening to those the spread lies for their own cause and glorification.
But God gives you a way out. He offers a way for you to redeem yourself. How? You must seek out those that you have wronged and ask their forgiveness. If you vandalized a store. Turn yourself in to the police and face what you have done. If you insulted someone no matter the side you must find some way to get them to see that you are wishing to repent.
Place an ad in your local newspaper, make a post on Facebook or some other social media and seek to make it right with those you have wronged. Once you have done so God will know and forgive you.
Oh, and by the way. The raising your hands thing has been proven to not be true. So doing this also falls into that which I have been talking about.
Matthew 5:22 – But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca (thou are worthless), shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Someone that is repentant over their transgressions is aware they have done something that is not favored by God. So they seek out God through pray and ask forgiveness.
If you go about sinning and it does not phase you then the question must be asked. Are you really saved? The answer is no you are not.
Do you truly desire to be known by God? Then should you not be seeking to have a repentant heart.
Do I sin? Most definitely. Do I seek out God’s forgiveness? Yes I do for I know that I can fall back into the world and become lost. I do not believe in the man-made doctrine of once saved always saved. For I have seen too much and learned so much from God ever to believe you can keep your salvation.
The Bible clearly states that God will remove you from Christ if you do not bear fruit. For Jesus is the vine and we are but a branch within Him and can be cut off and given to man to burn in the fire. So we must seek to bear the fruit of the Lord and to bring glory and honor unto God.
Yet salvation is fleeting. If you do not seek out God then how can you be saved? If you are not saved then how can even think you are a branch within the Vine?
I hope you did. Not in a good way by the way. I hope you saw so you can begin to understand the differences between these Islamic Extremist with their Sharia law and Christians.
These two men were accused of being gay. Were they? I do not know. Where they caught sharing their affection for each other? We do not know.
What we do know is that they were called gay. They were summarily judged by Sharia law and this was their punishment. A horrible DEATH.
What do Christians do? They ask you not to commit this sin, for yes it is a sin. Those that practice true Christianity do not turn you away, but they try and introduce you to Jesus and His Father God. They try and reason with those that are willing to listen and get them to turn their back on these sins and embrace a life not in this sin but with the light and love of Christ.
Do we kill them? No. For this is against God. Do we brand them? No for this is again against God.
True Christians love all and only seek that person to turn from their sins and to live the life that God wishes them to live. A heterosexual live. Will it be easy? No. Will there be challenges and hurtles to overcome. Yes.
Also it is wrong for those that live in this sin to force their life choice upon Christendom. It is also wrong for a “church” to welcome those that live in this sin to come into their community without leaving the sin behind. This is placing the sin before God and we are told to always place God first.
What is the most amazing is that those on the left. Those that call themselves liberal. Support and condone this sin. Not only that, but they protect and carter to those that embrace Islamic Extremism. Don’t they realize they are protect that which will turn on them and kill them? Yet they attack and persecute those that only seek to love them.
Talk about an oxymoron.
Let me make this perfectly clear. If Sharia law is allowed it will result in the death of all that call themselves liberal. This is not me saying this. It is what Sharia law says WILL be done. So why do you support something that will result in your horrid death???
Yet you persecute those that just wish you to stop living in sin and yet live. Jesus is the answer. Jesus is life.
There is a young lady I work with that has been indoctrinated heavily into the liberal mentality. One of the strongest is one is that everything must be done their way or they will hate you and hold a grudge against you. There is other points that show how she thinks and believes, but that is not necessary for me to share with you, just know that I have no doubt about how she believes and thinks.
Now I have to admit since I am human there have been a couple of things that we have butted heads about. The last being me playing Christmas music from Thanksgiving till Christmas Eve. Now I admit I did not behave well on that issue and did apologies. Was just not in the mood to have to challenge my believe in God over secular Christmas music. Trust me there is a bit of difference between Christian Christmas music and secular. As it is it was clear she does not believe in Christmas or the REAL reason it is celebrated.
It is obvious that she hates me. Now I really have not done anything against her, but due to her brainwashing I am evil incarnate. Which is truly sad that she thinks this way.
Now like I said we have butted heads, but unlike her I greet her with a smile and a hello and goodnight. I do this to all, for it is the correct thing to do, especially when you say you are a Christian. She turns her head, refuses to talk and has hate written all over her face, but I will not let this deter me from doing what is right. I will continue to be nice to her, and it will be as Jesus has told us to act. Treat your neighbor as you would want to be treated, a better phrasing is the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
This is the teaching of Christ and so I feel obligated due to His salvation of me to do this and so I shall.