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Happiness or Holiness


One of my Facebook friends posted a comment supporting the Supreme Court decision to allow gay marriage in all fifty states.  He gushed that gays could now enjoy the same happiness as straight couples.  He then encouraged a relative to go ahead and tie the knot with his life partner.  So, according to this friend’s ideology, happiness trumps holiness.

Both the Old and New Testament condemn homosexuality as an abomination, with Romans chapter one declaring,

“Men committed indecent acts with other men and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.” (Romans 1:27)

The word penalty  speaks of discipline or as the dictionary defines:

a punishment imposed for breaking a law, rule, or contract

Happiness does not spring from discipline and punishment.

I Corinthians 6:9-10 delivers this dire warning,

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God

The Apostle Paul gives a list of the types of people who won’t be in Heaven.  One of the heartbreaking consequences of living a life ignoring God and His Word is eternal separation from God.  Claiming happiness as a reason for same sex marriage ignores God’s condemnation of the act and of the consequential eternal hell for those who ignore the Word of God and His plan of salvation through Jesus Christ.  I Peter 1:15-16 dispels this idea that happy living should be the outcome for every person’s life, no matter if the chosen life contradicts God’s will.

15but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”

Note:  Holiness trumps happiness.

Maybe this analogy helps.  Imagine for a moment small children playing with a lighter and sticks of dynamite.  Every time the flame jumps to life, the children giggle.  They believe the sticks of dynamite to be large fireworks, so they fear no consequences.  You happen by.  You see the kids, the lighter, and the dynamite and you know the potential outcome.  Now, do you walk on and ignore the scene because the kids are happy?  Do you encourage them to find additional lighters because it will add more fun?  Do you say,

“Listen, I don’t necessarily agree with what you’re doing, but you look happy.  That’s all that matters.”

The Bible shares a warning for those who fail to alert people living outside the will of God:

“Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me. 18“When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.…”(Ezekiel 3:17-18)

If we sit by silently and embrace the “live and let live” ideology, we will
politically correct” people into Hell.

So, I leave you with the question:  What’s more important happiness or holiness?

 

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So, Hillary Wants to End Racism….


The recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina has sparked cries from many to remove the Confederate flag from the State House Lawn.  Though no one can prove the flag precipitated Dylan Roof’s violent attack, Governor Nikki Haley challenged the State Legislators to do the right thing and remove the flag that offends those who believe the symbol incites violence and racial hatred against African Americans.  Of course politicians from both sides of the aisle are quick to give their opinion on the Confederate Flag, hoping to win political points with future voters.  One of those offering remarks was Democratic hopeful, Hillary Clinton.

Mrs. Clinton commented,

“I appreciate the actions begun yesterday by the governor and other leaders of South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House, recognizing it as a symbol of our nation’s racist past that has no place in our present or our future,” Clinton said. “It shouldn’t fly there, it shouldn’t fly anywhere.”

Some may consider her words admirable and worthy of support.  However, many fail to recognize that Hillary Clinton supports and champions one of the primary racist organizations in America, Planned Parenthood.

At a March 1925 international birth control gathering in New York City, a speaker warned of the menace posed by the “black” and “yellow” peril. The man was not a Nazi or Klansman; he was Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, a member of Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood. (BlackGenocide.org)

In her book, Pivot of Civilization, Margaret Sanger described black people, immigrants, and poor people as

“…human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning… human beings who never should have been born.”  

Sanger also believed, that for the purpose of racial “purification,” couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization.

In an article written in February 2012, Michelle Malkin writes,

“As she wrote in her autobiography, Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1916 “to stop the multiplication of the unfit.” This, she boasted, would be “the most important and greatest step towards race betterment.” While she oversaw the mass murder of black babies, Sanger cynically recruited minority activists to front her death racket. She conspired with eugenics financier and businessman Clarence Gamble to “hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities” to sell their genocidal policies as community health and welfare services.

Outright murder wouldn’t sell. But wrapping it under the egalitarian cloak of “women’s health” — and adorning it with the moral authority of black churches — would. Sanger and Gamble called their deadly campaign “The Negro Project.”  (Read More Here, “Goal of Planned Parenthood Founder“)

Sanger recruited black ministers to champion her goals and promote her ideas as ways to better a woman’s health.  However, her ideology was much more nefarious.  She once wrote in a letter,

“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Fast forward to 2009.  Hillary Clinton accepted Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award at the 2009 Planned Parenthood Honors Gala in Houston, Texas.  In her acceptance speech, Hillary Clinton said,

“I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision.  I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life.”

Does she mean weeding out poor black folks or forcing sterilization upon minority groups?  Or maybe she agrees wholeheartedly with Sanger on this excerpt from her book Pivot of Civilization…

The complex problems now confronting America as the result of the practice of reckless procreation are fast threatening to grow beyond human control. Everywhere we see poverty and large families going hand in hand. Those least fit to carry on the race are increasing most rapidly. People who cannot support their own offspring are encouraged by Church and State to produce large families. Many of the children thus begotten are diseased or feeble minded. Many become criminals. The burden of supporting these unwanted types has to be borne by the healthy elements of the nation. Funds that should be used to raise the standard of our civilization are diverted to the maintenance of those who should never have been born.  (Emphasis mine)

So, if Hillary Clinton finds the Confederate Flag racist, then certainly she should reconsider her support of eugenicist Margaret Sanger and her beloved Planned Parenthood.  But will that happen?  No, not as long as the mainstream media panders to her every whim and shields her from probing questions.  Sadly, for those who support Mrs. Clinton, they care not about truth, facts, experience, or her reputation.  Their only concern is to once again be a part of making history.

Unfortunately, that didn’t work out so well last time.

My Son, the Cancer Survivor


April 11th, 2011 rocked our world.

It started out like any other day.  My wife running errands with the kids on my scheduled day off.   Out the door they went, two of our five children and my wife to a dentist appointment check-up.  On the way, my 8 yr-old son complained about chest and arm pain.  Immediately, my wife considered the possibility of a heart attack.  She detoured to a local pediatric urgent care, and by nightfall a medivac-air crew rolled him into a helicopter and he was flown to St. Louis Children’s hospital.

Three days later, the news came.  Cancer.  T-Cell Lymphoma.  Stage 3.

Thus began a two year cancer fight.  By the grace of God and the competent care of the SLC staff, today my son’s cancer free.

Because we know firsthand the battle kids face when confronted with the scary diagnosis of cancer, we are now supporters of the St. Jude’s Mission.  Noah’s fight inspired a teenager from our church to do something for kids fighting this wretched disease.  She recruited a walk team and named it “Noah’s Hope.”  For the past 4 years we’ve walked and raised money for St. Jude.  On September 26th of this year, we walk again.

Would you consider helping kids like my son?

I’ve set a personal goal this year of $650.  I’d like to blow that away.  Consider donating or joining our walk team.  This link enables you to do either….or both.  Click to support our team: Noah’s Hope

Thanks in advance.

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