government

What is the difference between pride and selfishness?


re-post —- originally posted in 2/15 and shows reference to then President Obama
The other day I had a discussion with someone and I stated that I believed selfishness to be the ultimate sin. They replied stating no it is pride.
Now I will not argue that in the Bible it does implicate that it is pride, but let’s take a good look at that word.

Pride a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc. Per Dictionary.com
This SELF-glorification and believe that you are better then all others. Is this not a selfish, self-serving mentality? Yes it is. So to me there is absolutely no difference between these two words. In fact they seem to complement each other.
In Luke 14 Jesus states this: “For whosoever exalteth (be prideful) himself shall be abased (be brought low); and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. “
Jesus also states that those that wish to lead need to be a servant unto those that you wish to lead (Mark 10:44). This again is humility and the lack of pride and selfishness. Most in some type of leadership roll these days are not humble. They are prideful and many are selfish and self-serving.
We need to seek out leaders that are reluctant to lead, but still capable of doing so. Ones that seeks the true good for all, placing all others before themselves and their own personal agenda.
“But there is no such person!” you shout out. That is a possibility, but still we must seek one out and support such people, for if we do we can fix more than has been fixed in the last decade. Most of this last decade has had a person in the White House that is petty, selfish, self-serving and only wish to place forth ideas and doctrines that have resulted in a nation in crisis.
All because there is no true understanding of the Bible by most of those that live in the United States for they are “too busy” to take the time to learn what is right, what is pure and what is holy. For only some that fully reads and understands to Bible can hope to achieve what is glorious in the sight of God, and they can only accomplish this through humility.

“Join us in our sin” is all that is being spoken by many


Re-post
These are the words of many. They do not understand how we cannot compromise our faith in God. They are not seeing that it is they that turned their backs upon God.
In my last two post I have spelled out where I stand in the current election. Most are blaming those like myself that are standing upon our faith in God over their desire to be seen as right.
I have pointed out that Donald Trump is a false teacher and is a world leader. I have pointed out that from the words Jesus Christ Himself (Mark 10:42-45). The true Head of the Church, that we are commanded by our faith in Him and His Father the Creator of the universe, to ONLY seek out servant leaders. All those that made it clear and even stated that they were “servant leaders” were resoundingly reject by most that profess they are “Christian.”
Just because someone claims to be “Christian” does not make them one. It is their actions. It is both faith and works. It is not faith alone nor is it works alone for faith without works is dead (James 2:14-26). This was a time when both faith and works were required by those that professed to be “Christian.” Faith that God through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ could heal this shattered nation. A shattering that was caused by those that now deny that they even voted for the current president of this nation. I listen everywhere and can find none that openly admits they voted for the man now in the white house that profess to be “Christian,” yet I know many did. Through works they were to follow the teachings of the Bible they profess they are following and vote for a “servant leader.” Yet they did not follow the works required by the verses of James 2. This is how they should have been voting the moment they accepted Christ as their Savior, yet they have not.
They are now in the same group of people that are now trying to shame those like myself that will not turn from Jesus and His instructions. They had their chance to truly follow God and they say now you must follow us into damnation. Yes I said damnation.
Now the anger comes to the forefront. It is an anger that comes not from being right. It is an anger that comes from being afraid.
“Could he be right?” Somewhere deep inside their conscience comes the words.
My answer is this. I am not right, nor am I wrong. It is the Word of God that is right. I refuse to turn from it. I will not abandon God. I will not turn from my Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. It is their choice that they belief they know better than God.
God’s judgment for this nation will continue and it will be worse. What can change it?
REPENT. Turn away from the world and the worldly. Return to God. Return to Jesus Christ.
Is there time to get someone into the white house that is a “servant leader?” I honestly do not know. Personally I doubt it, but that would be me limiting God.
Do I see those that call themselves “Christian” turning from their lockstep behind the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party? No, which is truly sad for due to their free-will actions they are showing they no longer bear fruit for the Vine (John 15).
Understand this. Those that called themselves “Christian” and were warned not to listen to the lies and not to fall for the showmanship yet they still did disobeyed the direct words of Jesus Christ Himself from the books of Mark 10:44 and Matthew 20:27. They have disobeyed Christ Himself. They have sinned.
I am not perfect, nor will I ever be until I put on the eternal body, but I will not disobey Christ if I can help it. This I can help. This I have a say so in due to free-will. I pick Christ. If that means that this nation must loss the Supreme Court to those that will continue to no longer follow the constitution of this nation. If that means that this nation must suffer greatly under those left running. Understand this. It is not the fault of those that are choosing to stand with God. It is not the fault of those choosing to stand with Jesus Christ.
It is the fault of those that turned to Donald Trump as their savior when they at one time professed Jesus Christ to be their Savior. So they cannot ask those that choose Christ to join in with them in their sin and they must accept that those that choose God, choose righteousness over sin.
If you cannot accept this concept or understand what I just said and are calling me an idiot, are calling me ignorant, are calling me crazy, and are calling me a wacko. Then understand this. If those that are saying these words at this very moment or words that echo the meanings of these words. Understand that they do not know the Bible. Understand that they may not truly know salvation. Understand that they may stand before Jesus Christ one day and He will turn to them and say:
“I never knew you.”
Matthew 7:20 – Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
2 Timothy 4:1-5

Servant leaders


Jesus spoke directly on the topic of leadership. From His words those that call themselves “Christian” are taught what to seek what is important within someone that wishes to be a leader. Not just of fellow Christians, but of all.
Mark 10:42 – So Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 43 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Matthew 20:25 – But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 26 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. 28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
“Whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else.”
“Whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave.”
This is a statement of an overall leadership role. Whoever wants to be first.
In the KJV of the Bible the verses come out this way:
“42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. 43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: 44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. 45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
“25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
The reason I mention the KJV is that it is the closest English version to the original Greek text available. This allows the reader to research the true meaning of the words more easily. That is what I desire to examine here today.
“Whosoever will be great among you”
Whosoever – hos & ean
Hos – who, which, what, that.
Ean – if
Will – thelo – I will, wish, desire, am willing, intend, design.
Be – ginomai – I come into being, am born, become, come about, happen.
Great – megas – large, great, in the widest sense
Among – en – in, on, among
You – humin – you
Who if wishes happens to be great among you
Chiefest – protos – first, before, principal, most important
Chief – protos
“Shall be servant of all”
Servant – doulos – (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave
Of all – pas – all, the whole, every kind of.
“Let him be your servant”
Servant – doulos
Let him be – esto – be
Most important be slave to all.
Slave – A person who works very hard without proper remuneration or appreciation.
Enslaved – Cause (someone) to lose their freedom of choice or action
Now there are several elements that need to be noted in these definitions.
The first I wish to look at is this phrase: “without proper remuneration.”
These means they are not in this job to get wealth or even live wealthy. For their goal is not for their enrichment finically but the enrichment, not necessarily finically, of those they seek to serve. Yet for as long as man has formed governments, except for a short time in the early years of the nation when men seeking to be leaders did not gain wealth or even leave the office wealthy.
From 1789 till 1854 the salary for congresspersons was $6 to $7 annually.
This began to change in 1885 till the present. Going from $3000 starting that year to the present salary of $174000 per year as of 2014 in congress.
How can someone seek to truly be a servant, a slave if they make more than those they are pledge to represent?
They cannot.
They are not enslaved to those that they are to care for. They are enslaved to money.
Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.”
Up until the early 1800s which is not very long, people knew the real understanding of the term “servant leader.”
Not just those that wished to serve but those that were being served as well.
Now most are ignorant of these crucial facts that Jesus Christ tried to impress upon us.
He even went so far as to show how He, the Son of God, was a servant to us humans.
The Son of God a slave, which is truly demonstrated by the fact that He died upon the cross a slave to our sins.
What is glorious about this, is that three day later He exited the tomb alive.
So changed that He walked with men that had seen Him before and were fleeing Jerusalem. However they didn’t even recognize Him till late into their conversation with Him.
Now for the next point. When someone, of their free will, chooses to be our slave as our leader. They as the definition states “lose their freedom of choice or action.”
They can no longer do anything for their own good, reward or glory, but are enslaved to their commit and obligation to seek after what is best for the people above all else even to the point of death, as Christ Himself willingly did.
Yet if you look around do you even see any truly fulfill this commitment?
However this is what is required by the person that is seeking to be the chief.
Now a point that many don’t even try to see.
“All.”
Now note how Christ starts this teaching unto the disciples. He starts by directly mentioning how the rulers of the world behave. Then just before He goes on to mention Himself being a slave to humanity He states that the person seeking to lead is to lead all.
“All” as shown above is the word “pas,” which means “all, the whole, every kind of.”
The whole.
Every kind of.
It does not say those within the Body of Christ. For that ultimate leader is Jesus Christ Himself. His point is for those that seek to be leaders of people, of groups, of nations.
Christ was showing His foreknowledge of a time when people could rise up out of the masses to be a leader of a nation, for at the time He walked amongst us that was not the case. Yet still He laid the foundation for servant leaders to follow that truly placed themselves as a child of God through Christ. This is pointed out because He showed how those in power of the nations behaved at that time. They were haughty, arrogant and most used their powers to belittle and demean their subjects. To think they knew better than those they controlled. So when taken in the correct perspective we see that true leaders that call themselves “Christian,” are to adhere to the instructions given in these verses by Christ Himself.
What also needs to be indicated though is that this is also the instruction of those that call themselves “Christian,” in what they are to look for in a leader so that this can be accomplished.
If they choose not to do so they are showing their rejection of the teachings of Christ and in so doing rejecting God Himself.
This is the behavior that the tribes of Israel did many times to their sorrow and regret. However, those that call themselves “Christian” now do the exact same rejection and they wonder why everything is going wrong, not only in the United States, but throughout the world as well.
So a servant leader must make of themselves a slave to the people they wish to lead, be it a church or a nation. If they do not seek this, but seek after their own glory, their own rewards, and their own goals. Then they should be rejected, either before they come to power, or once they do come to power; removed within the laws of the nation or church in question. For no leader comes to power without the blessing of God, even if the results of them coming to power results in the deaths of millions.
However, since we are commanded to follow the laws set forth by humans as long as these laws do not act against the Bible and thus of Christ and His Father. Than we are to follow them to the best of our abilities.
On the other hand, if they do act against the Bible and thus God, they must be removed, but in a way that does not violate the teaching of Christ as best can be done.

Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: No concept


It just amazes me how people show where they stand in their belief in God and His Son Jesus Christ.
The other day in “The Christian Post” on Facebook a person posted an article called: “Pro-Life Evangelicals Better Off With Hillary Clinton, Christian Writer Rachel Held Evans Says”
In the comments I stated as follows:
“Couldn’t get past the first line. Democrats DENY God per their own website. That alone and no other reason says that if ANY that calls themselves ‘Christian’ vote for ANY Democrat or call themselves “Democrat” DENY GOD THEMSELVES. Those that deny Christ He will deny to His Father.”
The response for the most part were telling. I have established through the Bible why I have this stance. If you wish to know it go here: Stop falling for the propaganda (Biblical grounds for not voting Democrat)
Now I will say that I do not know who the respondents are so I am merely reacting to how they themselves posted their responses. The negative views were as you would expect. Democrats do believe in God, I am a nut, and sarcasm, or made assumptions of how I think of belief.
What I saw was the typical responses of those that have not thought for themselves, have not studied the Word of God.
Now why do I say this?
One of the main keys to salvation is in the belief of God and so in turn His Son our Savior. Time and again there has been reverences since 2012 where speeches that include the word “God” have been changed to omit “God” when people of the Democrats party speak.
This leads into the one statement made by a person that responded to my post that this nation is a “secular” nation. This is the tripe that has been drilled into our children and those on the left for over fifty years now. If they truly sought out the writings of the founding fathers of this nation they would find time and again that this nation was formed as a Christian nation for the ability to worship or even to deny God. The founding fathers knew there were those even in their times that questioned the existence of God.
Yet due to the incorrect interpretation of the First Amendment. It has been drilled into their heads that government and God must be separate. This is an outright lie. All it states is that the government itself cannot make a state run religion, and then goes on to state that the government cannot interfere with each person’s choice in how they choose to worship or not worship God. This means that believers in Christ can be involved and influence the government and in fact is encouraged by the founding fathers to do that exact thing.
What is more important is that the Bible itself says we are to be involved, to be more specific Jesus Himself says to be.
Mark 10:42 So Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 43 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Why mention leaders of the world? For Christ knew that Christian’s would seek to have not just leaders of their churches but of their nations. So He tells them that when seeking a leader that they “must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else.”
Most have not been taught correctly how to interpret this because they did not read the Bible for themselves. Taking the insight of others over their own intelligence. If Christ did not mean it to be for ANY leadership rolls why even bother to mention world leaders? That is because it was meant for ALL LEADERSHIP ROLLS. Even if that nation is “secular” we as Christian are in contract with God through the blood of His Son to seek out ONLY those that are servant leaders.
One of the core teachings of “Christianity” is humility. To place all others before yourself, this is reinforced here by Christ for those that wish to lead the people. Since He mentions Himself He is inferring that they must be Christ-like, as best they can.
This means that when someone states they are a servant leader a key element is that they be Christian. I don’t mean say they are “Christian” that as is now evident just saying the word “Christian” does not make you one. A true servant leader is seen in how all true Christians are seen as described in the Bible:
James 2: 14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? 17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. 18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” 19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless? 21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone. 25 Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.
You can see their works and know where they stand.
If they lie
If they support sin
If they deny God
If they seek after the world
Then they are not Christian even if they say they are. They may say they have the faith, but their works show them to be dead unto God. So they should never get our support or our endorsement.
These are the concepts that should be taught when you become a follower of Jesus Christ. There is more to salvation then just saying the words for just saying the words is an act of faith. It is as mentioned above, faith and works together. The works is learning the Bible and coming to understand on your own the full mantle of the armor of God. Too many go about naked and think they are clothed.
Any that support an organization like the Democratic Party do not truly know the Bible and what it entails to be a follower of Jesus Christ. For if they did it would sicken them to know that they denied that which they thought they had found. To know that it is due to their votes that nearly 60 million babies never came to live a life like they have had the privilege to do. To know that they have been turned into liars by those that lie and those condemning them to a fate that none should partake of and one they themselves thought they had avoided.
Revelation 21:8 “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Review: Hillary’s America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party


I cannot use my usual method of rating films here since that rating system was established for movies dedicated to escapism.
This movie is not for the escapist, but for those that wish to have their eyes opened to the facts.
Unfortunately those that need to see it the most will refuse to watch.
The only thing that bothered me was the ending when Dinesh D’Souza the producer and director as well as writer of this documentary did get a little too propaganda-ish with the patriotic songs.
He did though present good evidence and reconfirmed fact that I no longer hear mentioned.
Point Andrew Jackson sleeping with his female slaves, there is evidence that there were children born from these coerced unions.
Point that Woodrow Wilson did air the original “The Birth of a Nation” in the White House.
Point that the Klan did show in force at the 1924 Democratic Convention
Point that the Republican Party has always been against slavery and discrimination against not only different races but sexes as well.

Is this something that I feel someone especially those that are for the Democratic Party to watch? Most definitely, especially if you are black.

Overall rating I give it a 3 out of 5 stars to watch.

Stop falling for the propaganda (Biblical grounds for not voting Democrat)


But what is this “propaganda”?
It is the belief that you have no say so in the way your government handles issues. It is the belief that those you, yourself place into office know better than you yourself do. It is the belief that there is a separation between church and state.
In this last sentence here is what is true: The government cannot make a religion. Example: the Church of England which the head of this church is Queen Elizabeth. This was placed into the First Amendment of the Constitution for this very reason. Why? So the government cannot dictate to you how or who you are to worship, which is the very next statement in the same amendment. This is the only separation of church and state ever meant by the founding fathers of this nation.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Does this mean that the church cannot stick its nose into the government? No it does not.
John Adams in a speech to the military in 1798 warned his fellow countrymen stating, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams is a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and our second President.
Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence said. “[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be aid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.”
Noah Webster, author of the first American Speller and the first Dictionary said, “[T]he Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government. . . . and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence.”
So the influence of the church and of God are mandatory to the very existence of this nation per the founding fathers of this very nation. They understood the importance of placing God first in ALL things.
Now keeping these three quotes in mind above why support an organization that wishes to remove God from it. This is their stance of “faith”:
“Faith. Faith has always been a central part of the American story, and it has been a driving force of progress and justice throughout our history. We know that our nation, our communities, and our lives are made vastly stronger and richer by faith and the countless acts of justice and mercy it inspires. Faith- based organizations will always be critical allies in meeting the challenges that face our nation and our world—from domestic and global poverty, to climate change and human trafficking. People of faith and religious organizations do amazing work in communities across this country and the world, and we believe in lifting up and valuing that good work, and finding ways to support it where possible. We believe in constitutionally sound, evidence-based partnerships with faith-based and other non-profit organizations to serve those in need and advance our shared interests. There is no conflict between supporting faith-based institutions and respecting our Constitution, and a full commitment to both principles is essential for the continued flourishing of both faith and country.”
https://www.democrats.org/party-platform
This is closest they ever get to acknowledging God. It is just a punch of political double talk, it has no meaning or value it is just there to placate and subdue. They do not plan or want to have God first in anything they do. In fact their actions show they actually wish God, the Bible and Christianity removed from everything and everywhere.
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
So what is good? To a true Christian it is to place God first and to follow His teachings as set forth within the Bible. So if the Bible states something is a sin and you know it is a sin and do nothing to stop and even encourage it you are guilty of this sin.
We are told to reprove, rebuke and exhort (2 Timothy 4:1-5) when we do this as instructed within the Bible to do people accuse us of judging them. Yes it also says within the Bible not to judge, but there is a difference. When it refers to those that judge they are guilty of the same sin and also are not working with scripture. Those that stay within scripture and can point out with evidence from within the Bible are not judging but are following what the Bible tells them to do… To reprove…. To rebuke… And then then exhort you with longsuffering to turn from your sin and return unto God and His teachings within the Bible. In most cases those that accuse you of judging are feeling the guilt within and lash out at you because deep down they know you are right.
So back on topic. The Democratic Party denies there is a God.
Matthew 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
This one sentence given by Jesus Christ should be enough to cause those that call themselves Christian to turn their backs upon the Democratic Party, but still many participate and vote Democratic, even though by doing so they are going against God as stated in James 4:17. What this means is that they wish to befriend the world and use the platitude “love the sinner, but hate the sin.” What they forget is that to love the sinner they must reprove, rebuke and exhort them NOT to sin. Look at the verses that follow closely:
1 Corinthians 6: 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor pedophiles, nor homosexuals, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
What I want you to note is not what you expect. Look at: “And such were some of you”.
This is a key statement. It is stated in the past tense. They are no longer guilty of this for they have stopped doing it because they truly accept Christ as their Savior and were filled with the Holy Spirit. There are those that say you can live in sin and still be one with God. This is a lie. We are told to separate ourselves from those that sin. Since the Democratic Party supports homosexuality and says to them that not only can they stay this way but that they can now wed is embracing sin. Since it is through the efforts of the Democratic Party that Planned Parenthood commits Abortions and then cuts up the bodies of these dead human fetuses that they themselves killed is a sin. And they openly support it. I have evidence from both of my Senators that are both Democrats that they plan on continuing to support the funding of Planned Parenthood.
Harry Reid proudly announced in an interview that he lied about Mitt Romney to destroy his election. Barack Obama lied to the American public about the benefits of Obamacare. Hilary Clinton has been caught time and again in lie after lie about her e-mail server.
Proverbs 6: 16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Proverbs 19: 9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
John 8: 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
In addition we are instructed within the Bible to avoid those that divide us and do so with fancy speeches. This again describes most in power within the Democratic Party
Romans 16: 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
So here is where the Democratic Party Stands:
1) They deny God
2) They support and openly encourage sin
3) They embrace lying
4) They divide us with the use of good words and fair speeches
James 4: 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
So it is clear that due to the denial of God, the open support of sin and the proud admissions of lying that any that truly call themselves “Christian” must now make a choice. It is a simple one. God or the Democratic Party. It is up to you, but remember now that you have read this post it is something that will be placed within your book that is being written by an angel that watches over you, that watches over you all of every single moment of every day. (Psalms 139)
Cast out evil and use your power at the ballot box and remove ALL Democrats from office due to their official stance upon God and their open support of sin. No longer call yourself a “Democrat.” I myself call myself “Unaffiliated.” Find those that truly support and live the values set forth within the Bible and know that even in the Republican Party there are wolves in sheep clothing amongst them as well, but at least they official acknowledge there is a God.
https://gop.com/platform/we-the-people/
Do not think you can still mix within the Democratic Party and try to fix it from the inside-out. You must understand that most within it have embraced the world. They will not leave it. You cannot fix it. The Democratic Party is a lost cause to Christianity. The only way to fix it is to cause its destruction, which can only occur by its collapse due to a mass reduction of support for their actions, their candidates and their openly worldly policies.
This is a nation OF the People and FOR the people. Not those in power, but the PEOPLE. It is your actions that dictate where this nation goes. If you sit in your home and do not participate in the process that governs this nation then know this inaction can be used against you at the Great White Throne Judgement as well. It is time to show your faith and beliefs. You can no longer sit quietly and pray only. It is time to become an “activist Christian” in the political process of this nation, since we are to place religion into the government process. Become someone of action for God.
What are these actions? Writing your government representatives and show them your values and insist they support them, if they do not, remove them from office even to the point of a recall vote. Voting at ALL elections. Actively seeking candidates that truly support God’s values and teachings. If you can find none then you must run for office yourself. Remove any from office that have been in Washington for over a decade and especially do not follow the teachings of the Bible. Teach and spread the word of the Bible to ALL, get out of your house, get out of your churches and get involved and do this 365 days of the year, especially at your job. Let it be known to the world that you serve God and His son the Lord Jesus Christ. Do not live in fear, but be proud to call yourself a child of God.

Pride: the killer of a nation


Why do I say this? I have listened and I have read the reasons people are saying why they will not vote for the person with the best change to defeat the criminal Hilary Clinton. When you boil it down and get to the root of the issue. All I hear is “pride.”
The dictionary defines “pride” as this for this particular occasion:
“The belief that you are better or more important than other people.”
But let’s not stop there let’s look at it in the Hebrew and then the Greek as well:
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
ga’own: arrogancy – arrogance – proud in an unpleasant way and behaving as if you are better or more important than other people
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
geah: pride – arrogance
1 Timothy 3:4 – One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Tuphoo – I puff up, make haughty; pass: I am puffed up, am haughty
Haughty – unfriendly and seeming to consider yourself better than other people.
At the core of all the talk this is what I hear.
“I cannot lower myself to cast this vote.”
“I will be tarnishing my faith if I do this. I am better than this.”
Here is what the Bible states that I feel is important:
Galatians 6:1 – Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. 2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. 3 If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important. 4 Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. 5 For we are each responsible for our own conduct. 6 Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them.
Philippians 2:1- Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. 3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. 5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, 8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
Should we not be thinking of other?
Should we not being thinking of that unborn child yet to be conceived that will be killed before it can even breathe it first breath of air?
Should we not be considering those that are poor and suffering because of open boarders which is allowing those that will work illegally for less than the minimum wage to steal jobs from your fellow citizens of this nation?
Will we allow those that would steal your security from you so that they may make you cower in fear since the lawless will become more emboldened?
If the answer to these questions is “yes, yes, yes and no.” Then we should humble ourselves and swallow our pride and push the button for that person that is most likely not to cause those very thinks I just mentioned form taking place. These very things which are guaranteed under Hilary Clinton.
Romans 12:1 – And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. 3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

There is a need for clarification in the “Lying Ted” label, Biblically.


This is a label that has not gone away. It is a label that was spoken of by the presidential nominee for the Republican Party, Donald Trump.
It has to do with Dr. Carson heading home for a change of clothes. A staffer in Ted Cruz’s election committee released a false narrative on why Dr. Carson was doing this. This action was not known nor supported by Senator Cruz. When the senator became aware he addressed it quickly and fired the staffer and then publicly apologized to Dr. Carson. Dr. Carson did not accept this apology, which is not how the Bible instructs us to act, but we are all human and flawed.
Donald Trump took advantage of this situation and so labeled the senator as “Lying Ted,” even though there was no factual foundation for this label, thus it was a lie.
Millions of voters jumped upon this bandwagon and to this day this the label has stuck.
Now that the facts of reality have been established let’s look at this from the Biblical point of view.
Let’s start with the point that Mr. Trump assigned a label to someone in a false narrative.
When someone calls someone a liar yet the very act of doing so is a lie, is per Matthew 7 hypocrisy.
“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. 3 “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye. 6 “Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.”
So per the Bible the Republican Party nominee for the Presidency is a self-proclaimed hypocrite. There is nothing we can do to change this now so we are stuck with this choice, which bring us to Daniel 4:17.
“For this has been decreed by the messengers; it is commanded by the holy ones, so that everyone may know that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world. He gives them to anyone he chooses— even to the lowliest of people.”
But back to the main purpose of this article.
So we have per the Bible established three facts.
1) Mr. Trump lied.
2) Mr. Trump has made himself a hypocrite
3) Mr. Trump has publicly stated he has never felt the need to repent his sins unto God or His Son Jesus Christ.
So what is to happen to liars per the Bible?
Revelation 21:8 “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
John 8:44 – For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Proverbs 13:5 – The godly hate lies; the wicked cause shame and disgrace.
Exodus 23:1 – You must not pass along false rumors. You must not cooperate with evil people by lying on the witness stand.
1 Timothy 1:8 – We know that the law is good when used correctly. 9 For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders. 10 The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching 11 that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.
So that lays the foundation of what God thinks of liars, now let’s move on to hypocrisy.
James 1:26 – If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. 27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
Romans 2:1 -You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. 2 And we know that God, in his justice, will punish anyone who does such things. 3 Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God’s judgment when you do the same things? 4 Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
1 John 2: 7 Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment—to love one another—is the same message you heard before. 8 Yet it is also new. Jesus lived the truth of this commandment, and you also are living it. For the darkness is disappearing, and the true light is already shining. 9 If anyone claims, “I am living in the light,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is still living in darkness. 10 Anyone who loves a fellow believer[b] is living in the light and does not cause others to stumble. 11 But anyone who hates a fellow believer is still living and walking in darkness. Such a person does not know the way to go, having been blinded by the darkness.
Think that covers that, so let’s move on to repentance.
1 John 1:8 – If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. 9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.
Luke 13:1 – About this time Jesus was informed that Pilate had murdered some people from Galilee as they were offering sacrifices at the Temple. 2 “Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than all the other people from Galilee?” Jesus asked. “Is that why they suffered? 3 Not at all! And you will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God. 4 And what about the eighteen people who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them? Were they the worst sinners in Jerusalem? 5 No, and I tell you again that unless you repent, you will perish, too.”
Acts 17:30 “God overlooked people’s ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now he commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him. 31 For he has set a day for judging the world with justice by the man he has appointed, and he proved to everyone who this is by raising him from the dead.”
So here is how the Bible see the actions of Donald Trump at the time he called Ted Cruz “Lying Ted.” As of now he has made no public attempt to apologize for his actions. There are those that say he has asked Christ to be his Savior yet we must remember the Bible also says this:
James 2: 14 – What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? 17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. 18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” 19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless? 21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith. “He was even called the friend of God. 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone. 25 Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26 Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.
But what are works?
First and foremost to place God at the center of your life and in every single aspect of it.
Matthew 22:36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” 37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
This does not just apply for each and every person that professes to be “Christian,” but also for nations.
When doing this you place all the teaching of the Bible at the core of your everyday life. Yet millions that profess to be “Christian” do not do this.
It is rumored that he is new to Christianity, yet this does not excuse his past behavior. In fact it is required as was read above in repentance that he amend his past behavior whenever possible.
Matthew 5:21 “You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ 22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell. 23 “So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, 24 leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God. 25 “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison. 26 And if that happens, you surely won’t be free again until you have paid the last penny.
So with this foundation we see that Donald Trump is in the wrong and his action speak more of the world than of Christianity, yet millions of those that profess to be “Christian” flock to this man and say that Ted Cruz as wronged him. They insist that he is still “Lying Ted.” So they have born false witness against their neighbor.
So let’s look at how Donald Trump does behave. He is arrogant, he looks upon others and calls them evil names and parades himself to be better than any other person.
2 Timothy 3:1 – You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
Gee that describes Donald Trump to a tee. So Christians are to stay away from him, yet millions gather about him and hang upon every word. Yet since we are to stay away from him does this not mean he is of the world? So what does the Bible say about those that call themselves to be the bride of Christ yet they seek out the world?
James 4:4 – You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. 6 And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.
You have made of yourselves adulterers to Christ.
Yet due to this adultery we have only two real choices in this election, since the adulterers rejects those that were a better reflection of Christ. Both that are left are the lowliest, yet we must choose one. Is it the one that denies the very existence of God and thinks of herself as above the law and so above God? (Titus 3:1; Daniel 4:17) Or is it the one that knows there is a God but shows no real repentance.
Unfortunately we must choose one, but we must choose even though it is onerous and goes fully against our faith as true followers of Jesus Christ.
It must be Donald Trump, but unless he shows that he has changed truly for the glory of God we must replace him in the next election cycle with someone that is a better reflection of the Son of God.

2 Timothy 4:1-5

A child’s mistakes


I was reading the other day where someone talked to Dobson about Trump’s “recent” acceptance of Christ as his Savior.
One sentence just got a hold of me and I have not been able to shake it.
“He is a babe in his faith.” I maybe paraphrasing this, but this was the point Dobson was making about Trump not appearing to act like a Christian.
Why it bothers me is this. The Bible makes it clear that when you accept Christ as your Savior your entire “self” changes. Is it a 100% change overnight? In most cases no it is not. I myself have been growing in my faith for thirty-one years, but I did make every effort to reflect my faith in Christ as best I could. Was I right in some of my perceptions of how someone should act and behave once saved? The answer is the simplest of all. No.
Why?
Because I was taking my faith and how it should appear by what I heard from humanity and not from the Bible. This a failing that most that call themselves “Christian” are now living themselves. They are living a life that is not Biblical and so in not truly “Christian.” That is why we now live in the era of the lukewarm. That is why those with eyes see and those with ears hear what is true and see the errors thousands if not millions that call themselves “Christian” are suffering from.
In the piece I read Dobson made no statement on how he is helping Trump to grow in his supposed new found faith. In fact from the way it was described Dobson had heard the confession to follow Christ as a second-hand statement. He himself never heard Trump ever confess his salvation to him in person.
Once in the courts this would not even be allowed. This was when the law meant something in this nation.
So why didn’t Dobson stand up to the plate and offer to take Trump under his wing and offer to guide him in learning how to grow in his faith? He could have, but the article did not mention it. This, however, is the problem with many in today’s clergy. They ask people to accept Christ, but it is extremely rare to see them guide them through these newborn steps toward an understanding of their new found belief that Christ is their Savior. Yet this is exactly what the Bible states MUST be done and it is to be done by church leaders, for if it does not these newborn babes in Christ falter and fall away truly becoming the lukewarm. A class of faith that is worse than the denial that there even is a God.
This is the very reason it took me nearly most of this last thirty-one years to reach a place that I feel I am on a solid foundation of the scripture and understanding in context the true message of Jesus Christ my Savior. This is why we now live in a time where there are more lukewarm than true and solid people that when they call themselves “Christian” it would be a reality, not a word spoken that has no meaning even to those that profess they are. Unaware of their own blindness to the true concepts of the teachings of Christ, which state clearly that you must place all others before yourself as an example.
Most that call themselves parents strive for the most part to guide and scold their children when required so that they grow into an adult to be proud of. That is the desire of Jesus Christ for those that ask Him into their hearts. Yet I see no true growth in Trump at this time. I still see the lies and the misguided statements that remind me more of a “Democrat” than of a “Republican.”
Now there are those asking why I had to mention the Democratic Party. That is simple. They removed during a previous convention the very mention of God from their platform. They have officially rejected that there is a God. Is it possible that one day the Republican Party may do the same? This could happen.
Why do I think this?
Because people no longer read the Bible. A majority take the words of other humans and accept that they are telling them the truth. Why? Because they have a title or a degree that says you must listen to their words for they have studied and learned the Bible. Since they have spent so much time studying how can they be wrong. Yet they are wrong. This is shown in the mere fact that there are so many factions within the “Church” itself. If we all knew the Bible we there would be no Baptist, no Catholics, no Presbyterians, there would be just Christians of one mind and one body.
That is why the Bible says we must learn the word of God ourselves and never to take the word of others at face value, but to confirm that what they say is true and accurate. This is how a child in their faith can grow into a spiritual adulthood. They need a mentor, they need to be instructed in the correct ways to learn the word of God and then when they make errors, which we all do and will continue to do till we are called into heaven, they will be corrected. Either in a calm and gentle manner or if need be scolded when they do something that is totally opposite the true teaching of the Bible which many do. An example of this would be getting a speeding ticket. For when you speed you are in violation of Titus 3:1. Yet people will say: “I was going with the flow of traffic.” So they were going along with other humans that are breaking the word of God as well and this is their justification for disobeying God? Yea I don’t see that holding up well when they stand before God one day.
This is why they need to read the King James Bible for it is the closest to the original message that was finished being penned 1900 years ago. Then we should strive to learn the original meaning of the words in Hebrew and Greek with the aid of Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, which can be found online by the way. This is how someone grows in their faith.
Yet it is not just knowledge of the word of God, but it is applying it to everyday life. It has been said that the best study of the Bible is Satan himself. This is extremely true. You can know the word of God from cover to cover but if you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ than all your knowledge means nothing on that day you stand before God and His son.
Ponder and think upon these facts.

The sales pitch is on.


I am reluctantly listening, when able to the RNC convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
So far most of those that have made it to the airwaves, and also the on air hosts have, for the most part, joined in the sale pitch to push and to glamorize and glorify the presumptive RNC nominee.
Now I have regrettably been forced, mainly due to the actions of the other party’s nominee and those in the current government, to already vote for this man. Again I hate that I have been forced into this predicament, due to the weak minds and gullibility, due to improper education of most of the voting majority of this nation.
The biggest failure has been with the so-called “church” itself. Those that profess to be “Christian” yet have no true understanding of true belief and of God, Jesus and the Bible. These were those that voted for this man.
They have seen a showman and have swallowed his used car salesman pitch hook line and sinker. And I do truly mean “sinker.” A weight that will pull them even further into turmoil.
I hear the salespersons on the radio and on the TV. They sing his praises as if they are sing a psalm to and about God.
He is a man. He is a human. He is not Jesus the Son of God who took human form.
He will let you down. He will disappoint you.
Has this not been proven a reality with Barak Obama? Yes it has.
I still remember hearing my co-workers in 2008 singing that man’s praises. Yet today you will not hear one even admit they voted for the man.
Christians are not to vote as looking to humanity for an answer. They Israelites did this. They begged and pleaded from God for a king. God held off as long as He could. He gave the Israelites the judges. One of these judges was Samson. A man who became vain and self-centered. A man who did not realize the errors of his ways till God cast him down to the level of an ox and allowed his blinding. It was not until he had no sight that he saw the truth.
How did he redeem himself? Destroyed a temple and the pagans within it as well as himself.
When the nation finally united under one king. That king, committed adultery and murder. Yet he too saw the truth, but at great cost to himself. He lost his son, he had his blessing from God removed and was not allowed to build a temple to God.
Humanity needs to stop seeking salvation from other humans.
Humanity will ALWAYS fail you. Humanity will always fall for corruption and destruction.
There is only one way to salvation and that is through asking Jesus Christ to be your Savior. Then once that is done, to fully read and seek to truly understand for entire Bible. Not a verse here or there, which can be misunderstood when stated out of context.
You must come to learn the Bible in context and with full understanding for only then can you learn the true way to full and complete salvation.
Don’t listen to the sales pitch, look to the quality of the product you are “buying.” If the quality is flawed and breaks then it is not worthy of your investment.