IT

IT

     Old Doc recently submitted a query to our Restoration Movement’s most read publication about printing a couple of articles that I have previously posted on the blog, and I was told they wouldn’t print them. They classified my work as ‘negative’ and they were only going to print positive things about a Christian’s walk with the Lord.

Of course old Doc would love to write articles that were only about joy, sunshine, praise, and ‘happy’ times in God’s kingdom in America, but all Pilgrims know this won’t win victory for Jesus. Since we live in a Democracy and have a Republic form of government, where we hold elections to send our representatives to Congress to vote for our majority voice, and elect a President to be the ‘boss of all bosses’, and they appoint Federal Judges…and our Supreme Court Judges, and they hold the future of our country in their powerful political hands, and the biblical people haven’t fared well with the non-biblical outcomes that have been handed down as if they were divine-fiat.

I suppose there have been ‘IT GIRLS’ throughout the ages. According to scripture, Sarah and Bathsheba must be counted in that number. I suspect, ole Adam thought Eve was one!

Norma Jean Mortenson became the most famous IT GIRL and proved once again people from the wrong side of the tracks can still find success and fame. She also proved that despite all her God-given blessings, without Christ the rich and famous are more likely to ‘crash and burn’ than all of us sevens. Why do Pilgrims think she became the most famous? Discounting her iconic pose with her white dress being blown up as she stood on a New York grate that became Calendar frenzy for teenage boys and adult men? I think scripture captures that answer well. Marilyn’s physical beauty was molten hot with sultry sexuality…and men’s ‘sex button’ is visual. To King David, Bathsheba fit the bill for the IT GIRL of his time.

I’m not sure how Pilgrims will assess this article as it seems a bit awkward, perhaps, too prurient in nature? Old Doc has done this for a purpose. Scripture teaches Pilgrims that God created man and woman, and gave them the pleasure of passion and sex for the marriage’s spiritual health, as well as its physical one…and to multiple so the earth is replenished.

While most Pilgrims played ‘Rip Van Winkle’ for the past forty years, and America changed from a strong Patriarchal Society into a weakened Matriarchal one, and the Atheist Feminist agenda rejected the Bible as ‘hate speech, and our wussy  mostly white-men Congress worshipped at this godless goo altar, the Bible was removed from our country, Prayer was removed from our schools, colleges, and Court Houses and jury rooms. Christian, especially women, flocked to the ballot box and voted for heathens as they swamped our biblical culture into a mind-numbing submission.

The IT Factor has become more fashionable in today’s lexicon. One can often hear one say that don’t know how to define the word, but when they see it, they know it. I’m thinking this terminology is akin to the Supreme Court Justice, Potter Stewart’s declaration about Porn: “I know it when I see it.” This past Christmas season the little blond haired girl that played Dolly Parton in her ‘Coat of Many Colors’ story had that IT Factor.

Unless you have been away on a mission to Mars for the past year, you have to be aware our heathen culture has embraced the usage of a new meaning for the word IT. This IT is different than anyone imagined. This IT comes express travel via the compliments of our Atheist homosexual crowd…and our feminist ‘Nanny Gate’ culture that has reared psychopath bullies with ultra-thin-skinned ‘you offended me’ children because you dare to disagree with me attitudes.

My opinion, like it or not, Pilgrims are going to be forced to accommodate and support the new IT in America. The first level and all other levels of sin and degradation of God’s greatest creation: Man and woman, unless you want to be fined or imprisoned.

In my life time, in my home, in our Outhouse, was the only place one could find a ‘restroom’ without a sign: Men or Women/Boys or Girls. Even though the Outhouse was a two-holer, I figure my parents didn’t feel any need to mark it Men and Women…it only had one door.

The introduction of the word IT in America demands that we don’t dare offend the homosexual crowd because we find the past idea of marking men’s and women’s bathrooms as sane and logical actions to provide necessary facilities and privacy, out of step with the Sodomites who want all signs removed so the Gender/Transgender crowd (actually it is a tiny  percent of citizens) aren’t offended since they are so confused about whom God created.

I pray that all Pilgrims will be ready to storm the local school Board of Education and demand they reject this foolishness and refuse to take the signs off the restrooms and refuse to allow the Gender-benders and Transgender leaders to change thousands of years of hygiene protection for children. This bacchanal political juggernaut is steamrolling State Government with economic blackmail. Atheist, secular Fortune Five-hundred companies are in support of this heathen culture and are openly against anything biblical. You can look for this same crowd to demand our Federal Government use its monetary clout to force states to accommodate these Sodomites.

Unless all Pilgrims unite and are willing to openly enter the fight, these enemies of God will steam-roll believers, and soon, the Bible will be considered “Hate Speech’.

Do Pilgrims really want a society where men with penises spend time with our young girls in our IT marked Restrooms? Evidently Georgia does! North Carolina is being punished and economically blackmailed…it doesn’t. This state’s government refused to allow it. Most of the major music bands, i.e. Springsteen is leading the way as they have cancelled scheduled shows in North Carolina, until the signs come off the restroom doors. Pilgrims, this debauchery nightmare isn’t in the future, it is now.

Are Pilgrims aware that all of our sacred documents are under attack and this same group wants all mention of gender removed from the writings. It seems ludicrous and beyond any sane person’s or Nations’ imagination, but, it is on the horizon and will one day take place unless Pilgrims refuse to allow it to happen. Our votes can derail this pagan event. With one vote cast by every Pilgrims, we can chase all of these congressional supporters into retirement.

If the corporate world can use economic blackmail to create an IT society, Pilgrims can keep it from being successful by conducting our own economic blackmail: boycott Christmas shopping and refuse to purchase their heathen goods and services for the entire month of December. Would you choose to be a part of the solution?

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THE NEW BULLY

THE NEW BULLY

     They call themselves the Millennials, and our Government gives them legitimacy. They are a generation spawned from the second generation Feminist. They are the offspring of the third generation of Peacenik parents. They are the first generation of children since the Supreme Court became politically tethered and morally corrupt and a Law unto themselves.

The godless Teachers Union spit them out of our Public Education System providing proof America’s public schools are nearly unfit to educate children for it too has been corrupted by a godless ideology that champions sin and rejects the only solution to the mess it has created: Biblical Principles.

Next to dumb animals, the Millennials have the highest form of America’s ‘higher education’ learning, yet remain bereft of any true wisdom. They do not fear a Holy God. They possess so little ‘common sense’ they won’t come in out of the rain…even in a Hail storm. If any Pilgrim disagrees, spend a few minutes and view it as they demonstrate their heads are filled with Socialist/Communist propaganda, compliments of the Beatnik Generation educated fools who nearly worship at the feet of Mao, one of the world’s greatest ‘Butchers’.

It would be amusing if not for the fact they are dangerous to America, to the future of our country, and to God’s church on earth.

Ridden through the foul stench of the Feminist agenda for the past sixty years, America’s children have climbed out of the gutter of a heathen led agenda not fit for consumption or any purpose driven utility, and an avowed enemy of the Creator. Strained through the mush of ignorance that abounds in every nook and cranny in a once proud biblical nation, it seems this godless goo has evolved into a people who don’t understand anything about our country’s magnificent history; and, what they do know is being rewritten to suit one’s personal interpretation …so not to offend anyone. It is okay to offend God! In fact, it is encouraged…from the halls of congress to the elected leader of America.

The Emperor Nero blamed the Christians for the burning of Rome. He was the world’s Bully, and he used his communication network to ravage God-fearing people. History has been replete with such tyrants. Hitler and his murderous Nazi regime bullied the world as it took on the task of ‘ethnic cleansing’, and it was America’s biblical foundation that compelled it to right wrongs and save those who couldn’t save themselves.

My opinion, if the past few generations of youth had to face World War II, it would have failed miserably in defeat. Citizens of America have lost their first love: love of country and its absolute uniqueness from all others in the entire world. It has been replaced by multi-culturalism that doesn’t pledge allegiance to any place or thing. Aliens have come to its shores and are feeding off its ‘milk and honey’, but, care little about America. One day soon, other flags will fly above Old Glory, and our citizens will consider this proper because they desire to be amongst the leaders of the World, but not the ‘leader’. Jingoistic is anathema to the new citizen of this country.

College educated youth facing the reality of life have decided Socialism/Communism is the best way forward for America, and Since their history professors were mostly of the same ilk, they don’t know or have any appreciation for why America’s economic structure is the finest in the world, and that Socialism has failed in every country that has chosen to implement it. They are so ignorant, thank you Public School Educators; they don’t understand tax payers don’t owe them anything to ease their life. They are responsible for their personal outcomes. When in school, they were taught that thinking they were ‘something special’ was all that mattered…regardless of their merit. Socialist philanthropists gave money to enhance this myth instead of politically demanding our education system change so each student could compete for success. Our Congress operated our education system as if merit was a ‘bad thing’, and that sloth was the goal. I’d say they have succeeded beyond anyone’s imagination. We import foreign talent for our Tech industry.

Christians shouted their disapproval, locally, but then voted Atheist/Socialist into congress and elected them to run our country, so they would be considered ‘Politically Correct’, and loved by the world.

An un-elected new ‘bully’ on the block wearing black robes arrived upon the scene and began to destruct our nation’s biblical foundation. Our biblical leaders did little to discourage, and continued to vote into office Socialist who empowered the reconstruction of our once sacred Constitution, while creating laws Ex Nihilo, and now we have Same Sex Marriage…and only God knows what is coming down the pike.

What all Christians can be sure of is change. While America’s Christians couldn’t get enough people to fill a girl’s high school gym basketball game, sixty of America’s Fortune Five Hundred club could bully into submission State governments to pass the LGBG (lesbian/gay/both genders) law or face a boycott on their state’s economy. Perhaps, it  is only a pesky handful of biblical people who will one day be very upset that their children will be accosted by confused gender boys invading their daughters’ restrooms, or adult predators finding ‘easy pickins’ in restrooms that don’t distinguish between male and female. Welcome to the Sodom club, Georgia! Who and how many will soon join this Madman Club?

What do you suppose it would take for all Christians…who actually believe God’s word is divine, to send and edict to our States’ government elected leaders and demand this law be rescinded…or we won’t celebrate Christmas with any gifts that are manufactured? We will just boycott Christmas and celebrate the birth of Christ without any worldly accruements?

The change is going to be how Christians are treated, by our legal system, our public persona, and our loss of religious freedoms are under a attack…and will soon disappear in America You can’t have two competing entities vying for the same power positon. Godless Socialist/Communist ideology will tear to shreds all things pertaining to a biblical foundation. All who support this biblical foundation will suffer, greatly.

Regardless of the type of noted biblical sins one can easily find in the Bible, our government already forces Christian to subsidize them via our tax dollars. Soon, our tax dollars are going to be used to imprison Christians for living for Christ.

Who could have ever imagined that America, a country founded by God fearing people who sought the freedom to evangelize a new world for Christ, would one day become the New Bully that would spend its treasure to keep God out of the public arena and demand its followers support what the Bible is against?

Come Lord Jesus, come.

Doc Christian

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AMERICA…THE COUNTRY PILGRIMS (CHRISTIANS) DESERVE

AMERICA…THE COUNTRY PILGRIMS (CHRISTIANS) DESERVE

     The recent Democrat speech made by the party’s front-runner’ boldly included a pitch for the passing of the LGBG law. Well, it was responsible for the Supreme Court’s edict for Same Sex Marriage; why not include the Lesbians, Homosexuals, and Gender/Transgender crowd. Though God’s Bible declares this an ‘abomination’, Christians have been going to the polls and voting into power Atheists and Bible haters of all stripes for sixty years, why change now?

Since Christians, who profess they love God, his word, and especially Jesus, have consistently cast votes that have undeniably mocked God as they championed the Feminist agenda, welfare for fornication, open usurpation of the role of man in God’s family and society based upon a pagan formula, while ignoring the wife, mother, and ‘Business Woman’ of Proverbs, and gleefully embracing the disappearance of the Lady of yesterday, and cheering wildly for the modern-day public skank that dots our entertainment landscape, and for the more uh-hum, progressives, has bled into God’s church in America.

Christians may wring their hands and think about purchasing an extra supply of ashes for their sackcloth because the evil fruit discovered by Abraham when he rescued Lot in Sodom has moved its stench to America’s door-step.

While the biblical haters were lying awake at night fomenting plans that would one day bring about spiritual destruction to a once great biblical nation, our church leaders were seeking ‘safe harbor’ from the cultural tsunami led by an army of godless women seeking power to ‘turn the world upside down’. If that sounds familiar, those comments were used when Paul and Silas preached Jesus Crucified, resurrected and glorified in Ephesus and people quit buying all those idols the Silversmiths made.

Under the guise of correcting the Bible’s commands for the assigned roles in a marriage, by God, the utilitarian idea of ‘Equality’ for women, and the absolute removal of any idea of ‘submission’ to Jesus or a husband, became the mantra for the Feminist Movement to ensnare Christians…women and men to reject God’s counsel and embrace those of Atheist women. The Apostle Paul became a ‘Woman hater’. The lion’s share of the New Testament was found demeaning to women and totally unacceptable for any decent human…especially a woman…even Christian women.

Amidst some biblical protests calling for Christians to reject this heathen theology espoused by Feminist gargoyles, the majority of church pulpits remained ominously silent. Particularly, young married couples looked to the church leaders for biblical guidance, and none came forth, which created a sense of confusion about which ‘voice’ calling for fair treatment for all of God’s children should be heeded. These confused Christians didn’t hear it from our church pulpits: God has never been concerned about ‘Fairness’…only ‘Righteousness’.

My new novel about believers in America coming out of spiritual darkness after regaining their memory of the history of the Bible, as the enemy used chip implant technology to erase it, is a apoplectic, cautionary tale for Christians in America. The difference, as I see it, is that in my fictional story, believers didn’t have a choice; but, Christians, for the past sixty years, had a choice and chose to allow the Bible and prayer to be stricken from our schools and all government backed institutions, which included the Ten Commandments. We voted to have nine unelected people to bring us Same Sex Marriage, to God’s shame and ours. God’s enemies took away our Christmas and gave us “Happy Holidays” Just one collective demanding voice from America’s Christians could have prevented it. God wasn’t running for President, so we supported his enemies as they demeaned and mocked Jesus to the point Muslims are preferred rather than people of the Bible in America.

Recently, a carpenter delivered a couple of large shadow boxes to be hung up so my wife can display her antique collections. He is a member of a Baptist church…for sixty years. I asked him about his thoughts on the Presidential debates. I’m a Democrat, but I vote for the man.” I replied. “So you’re okay with the Supreme Court’s law about Same Sex Marriage?” I said. No! “Your party is,” I said. He answered. “I only care about the local elections. I don’t pay any mind to what happens in Washington.” This beloved is the disconnect many Christians possess when it comes to separation of…no not State and Church, but, separation of Political Party and Church. It isn’t any different in my church…or, I’ll bet in your church.

To even the un-trained eye, every type of sin and evil is manifest in a public way in our nation, and the majority of its citizens are out of control cheerleaders for Satan’s outcomes.

Perhaps, it is part of God’s plan to punish America for rejecting his benevolence for over two hundred years, as he is allowing the enemy to grow bolder and stronger while Christians grow weaker and more timid. He has done it in the past, right?

When the LGBG law finally becomes law, it may be the time that God loosens his grip on America that once favored his Son, and all believers will be cast into a season of persecution in this country…led by the Christians own government, that will last until Christ comes again.

In my opinion, this outcome will produce putrid fruit sooner than any believer can imagine. Remember beloved, our ‘just desserts’ have been earned because we chose to have the kind of America we deserve.

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EASTER

AT HIS TABLE

COMMUNION MEDITATIONS

BEYOND HOPE

Romans 15:13

     As a boy, I hated it when our church members often recited a ditty about the month of April. “April showers bring May flowers.” April was the most exciting month of the year! Every ‘true’ baseball lover knows that. Spring Training for the Major Leaguers had already commenced by April. Baseball, God’s greatest gift to a boy, the sounds of a bat against a ‘round’ horsehide, chasing fly-balls under a warm sun, and going home from practice with grime and dust all over you made the ‘ball-player’ in you come alive.

Those April showers challenged my patience with God because each time he sent rain it usually forced our team to cancel baseball practice. In my mind, I could picture our farmers dancing a jig, and those showers came and not only brought beautiful flowers in May, but prepared the fields for planting and sent forth hope for a great harvest.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Today, this very hour, many have come to worship with a sense of hope that a particular outcome will soon happen. It might be a reconciled relationship, a promotion for a brighter future, or perhaps, it is to celebrate an announcement for marriage or birth. It might be to find closure for a loved one’s death or your strength to live with a divorce.

Jesus invites his people around his table to remind us he is the God of hope. I’m convinced he left this act of worship for believers so each time we partake of the Lord’s Supper it will be a bold witness of our belief that we one day won’t need to possess hope, for his work on the cross has replaced that need with assurance.

Come now, repent of your sin and refresh your Spirit as you partake of the emblems that represent his sacrifice. Eat the bread and drink from the cup that represents his bruised body and his blood. When we commune with our Lord at his table, will you emulate the little boy in love with Baseball, as it made him ‘come alive’ with hope for another chance to play the game? After sharing communion with the Creator, will your fervent fire to serve Jesus make you ‘come alive’?

Dear Pilgrims,

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I WALKED WITH JESUS TODAY

I WALKED WITH JESUS TODAY

     I heard a tapping, then a rapping, and I awoke with a startled feeling. My breathing was rapid. Then, I heard, “Come.” I rubbed my eyes and then, I saw a hand beckoning me. I timidly reach out, and my eyes were wide open and I felt the strong grip, and I felt safe.

“Pilgrim,” he said. “Lord,” I hesitatingly, replied. “Yes, it is I,” he said. “Your brow is furrowed, the light in your eyes are dim, your countenance droops, and your mind wanders, often. You need a good old spiritual ‘shot in the arm,” he told me. “Come, walk with me.”

‘But, It’s dark, one can’t see a thing,” I protested using my simple logic. “You don’t need to see, you can just listen.” It was a crisp spring morning and the chill of the frost crunched beneath my feet. “Remain silent and don’t move,” He ordered. I wondered where the moon was for it wasn’t shining. “There, did you hear it?” Jesus asked. No. Then I heard the clear song of many birds greeting a new day. “Did you hear the Whippoorwill calling?” No.” I heard the woodpecker,” I replied. “They love me, the birds you know,” He said. “Ah, spring! They are busy building nests. I gave them the blue-print. Don’t you find that interesting?” I said, “It’s one of a million reasons why I believe you are God,” I replied, and smiled at him.

“Hurry, we must walk rapidly. I want to reach the summit of that high hill so we can greet my Father as the sun greets a new day. Marvelous beauty beyond compare shines it warmth upon God’s creatures to show he cares. Don’t you agree?” ‘I’ve met the Sun rising upon Pikes’ Peak, and it is as if heaven was just a stone’s throw away,” I replied. “Wow! That high up, you probably thought you could just ride a cloud to Heaven,” he chuckled.

“And, if there was snow on the ground, I’d make a Snow Angel,” I laughed. Suddenly snow fell. “There it is…show me,” He said, laughing. I gingerly knelt and rolled on my back. Feeling quite silly, I began to make one. “No, do it this way,” He said, and he began to make one and roll over and make another. His laughter echoed and it was as if the entire mountain came alive. “Sadly, making a Snow Angel is as close to Heaven as most people ever get,” He said. We sat up and looked at one another for a few seconds in silence. “By the time a child reaches puberty, often the path of sin and pleasure have already become the Mill Stone,” he sighed. I felt embarrassed. Softly I said, “My nation’s people don’t care.” He chuckled. “Even a blind man can see that, right?”

“Come, I’ll show you what breaks my heart.” Suddenly, we were amidst a cacophony of sounds and smells’ foreign to me. Filth and squalor, and screams of hungry babies and children drown my heart with first-hand misery. “Why so much poverty, famine and want,” I asked him. “Why are we in foreign lands when there is nearly as much need in my own country?” He coughed, and held his nose. “There are different types of poverty, though all come from the same source,” he added. “How so?” I asked. ‘This poverty comes from a type of sin and evil these people can’t control or rise above. Slaughter-house rulers value life as little or nothing as they brutalize and control people, considered of less value, by cultural tradition, ignorance, false gods, or violence. Poverty in your land is usually from sins of sloth. People, who have never been expected to learn how to fish, seldom learn how to fish. The other countries keep their people in poverty so they can control hearts and minds. Your government rewards sloth so they can control votes, which provides power and gives certain individuals authority. Regardless of its intended outcomes, all come from the same source: Satan.” I saw a tiny tear fall from his right eye. He held out his hand, “Come, let us walk some more.”

He laughed. “Do you hear that laughter?” he asked. The playground was filled with children playing games, testing skills and strength on the Monkey Bars, chasing a couple of butterflies, boys wrestling, girls challenging boys to a race, and others sitting on the ground in groups of two or three. “Children at play always make my heart glad,” I replied

He sighed deeply. “It seems impossible to explain the world’s choice for a ‘death-culture’.” He glanced my way. “Oh it’s nothing new. In Abraham’s time parents offered their children on an altar.” My voice cracked, “Today, my people kill them before they can even be offered as a sacrifice to a false god,” I added. He said, “It happens every time Satan offers a choice. Abraham’s and Moses’ generations chose to please self…and for good measure offered up a child to appease gods they feared.”

“Today, my people don’t fear any gods. As long as they aren’t inconvenienced, killing a child doesn’t seem to prick a conscience.” He coughed. “So it seems. Satan now uses children to carry bombs. Children have always been used for exploitation purposes. Satan never sleeps, does he?”

“Come,” he said. We entered a tall steeple church. Even our breathing seemed to echo. “A house of prayer…my Father’s house,” he said. “Yes, it is a place where children learn about how to live in the world without falling in love with it,” I said. “Evidently, your country’s people are slow-learners,” he said in a whisper. I think the Holy Spirit’s light is being slowly doused, don’t you?”

“My government is doing the work of Satan, that’s what I think,” I replied. He moved his hand around the room. “The ‘dimmer-switch’ is one’s choosing,” he said. “This church has chosen to follow man and not God for it refuses to call sin….sin, and rejects the Bible’s biblical truths if it conflicts with a world’s view of how Theology meets mankind’s needs.”

“Do you mind if I ask you a question?” He smiled. “What was it like walking up Golgotha’s Hill?” he replied. My face flushed and my eyes opened wide in amazement as he showed me he knew my question. “For starters, it wasn’t a road I chose to travel. I’d have preferred a nice long walk, like we are doing now, but, my Father had other plans.”

“Thank you Jesus!” I blurted out. He laughed. “Before you ask, it was a long three days. When I walked out of that dark cave where Satan was, I was greatly relieved,” he said, smiling.

“You were relieved; I was given birth. Satan wanted to abort. Thank you Jesus,” I whispered.

“I must go,” he said. “The time is soon approaching and I can’t miss the big celebration. It will soon be Sunday. All of Heaven is busy.”

“Will you come again so we can take another walk?” He squeezed my hand. “I’m always looking for a good excuse to take another walk,” he replied. “It is just a matter of ‘child’s-play’, you just open the pages to my book, I’m always on call; if you please, we can walk every day.”

I laughed. “Silly me, why didn’t I think of that,” I muttered.

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CANNIBALS

CANNIBALS

     As old Doc has a ring-side seat at the implosion of the once great Republican Party, and the established…do-nothings claw tooth and toenail to keep control of the power base they have usurped from the conservative lemmings for the past five decades, I wain mournfully for what America has lost during my life time.

Since most Pilgrims are still confused about the Dredd Scot decision or the Roe verses Wade, and still trying to figure out how the Berlin Wall came down, the Republican Party, like biblical churches of all stripes, are traversing the same land-mine filled wilderness seeking the warmth of a sun-lite path to end up with a desired goal.

For the Republican Party, a victory that will entrench the established poohbahs and ‘business as usual’ will be the modus operandi for the Washington elites to miss-manage our lives. They will continue to feed us Pablum that taste worse than Caster oil and makes us more ill than we already are…especially spiritually.

For God’s church on earth, our pulpits remained silent as godless, heathen cultural wonks seduced the leaders, and the Atheist Feminist movement curried favor with the women under the guise that the Apostle Paul hated women because he wrote that a wife should be in submission to her husband…in everything. The cultural pressure of going against this hateful group was more than church leaders were willing to do, and in many cases, their political leanings kept them from presenting a united-front for God’s biblical truth. A cowardly, confused cleric hid behind their pulpits and in five decades, men disappeared from the face of God’s church and were replaced by women. This model became the preferred model and America is now a Matriarchal Nation.

Unless the pattern is broken, once again, women will elect the next President. Women vote more consistently than men. Women are collectively, now, more heathen than at any time in our country’s history, and they openly reject biblical truth…and embrace an amoral lifestyle. Same Sex Marriage, abortion on demand, and children out of wedlock no longer matter to their cultural jones.

The carpenter workman helped put up two huge glass encased boxes so my wife could display many of her antique collections, and not have to dust them so often. He is a wonderful man, attends worship every Sunday, ‘walks his talk’ for Christ; but, he is a Democrat. I asked him a series of questions about the political platform his party espouses, and he agreed with me that he doesn’t agree with anything they support that the Bible agrees with. He said he didn’t care about what Washington does. The only thing that matters is local control. His answer is the perfect model why we have a majority of Atheists on the Supreme Court. It is the reason why America will probably have its first woman President…who the majority of its citizen consider a woman of little integrity, and possessing a type of character that misses, by a mile, the woman in Proverbs, and for her inept management during Benghazi, and the exposure of our Nations’ top secrets via e-mails, would have been shot for treason during World War II.

The great writer, C.S. Lewis, remarked the Church was just a hospital where sick people go to get some healing. It is true! Sadly, though, it is a place where too often the self-proclaimed strong eat the weak…spiritually. The church remains a place for the ‘insiders’ and the ‘outsiders are left to fend for themselves. Too many soon burn out amidst this culturally unfriendly atmosphere and fade away still empty and spiritually unfulfilled. The church’s Spiritual dinner can feed just so many, evidently, so the strong cannibalize the smaller carcasses before they consume their feast.

This has been the biblical model for God’s earthly church in America for the past six decades. Those culturally, loud, demanding, anti-biblical crowd devoured the timid, intimidated, and embarrassed voice of biblical reason and truth, as they shook God’s church off its biblical foundation. Now, a majority of churches ordain Homosexuals and Lesbians…and perform Same Sex Marriages. In time, church leaders who choose not to perform such duties will be publicly fined, possibly jailed, and openly persecuted by our government.

Just like our misguided, professing Christian Democrat carpenter, America’s churches are filled with self-proclaiming Christians that eagerly cannibalize everything that is biblical truth, while assuring all who claim Jesus as Savior are one in the Lord.

Paul’s directs Christians to greet the day with the armor of God (Ephesians) and it seems most of us arrive for work naked,

I’m sad to report that the stench that is coming from the Republican Party’s attempt to choose a nominee for President is like the stench of a two-holes Out-house. The Pilgrims’ problem, if you can’t stand this stench, then if you fail to vote for the right candidate that can defeat the Democrat nominee, you will soon discover your land has become an open sewer that would make India proud.

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WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?

Andrew Jackson killed a man in a duel, Charles Dickinson, in 1806, because he called his wife, Rachel, a Bigamist for she wasn’t legally divorced at the time Jackson and her were married. It is said he settled many of his disagreements in a duel. Just the ‘real threat’ of finding one’s self in a challenge with Jackson did tamper down many a man’s attacks and behavior. Evidently, killing a man in a duel didn’t hurt his political ambitions. Protecting his wife’s honor probably enhanced his political fortunes.

Meaner than a Junk Yard’s dog, louder than a political candidate that can’t spell Potatos…oops, potatoes, and, I’ll bet half the nation doesn’t know the difference, which doomed a good man’s aspirations. Now we have Hilary barking like a dog on national T.V. Where is Murphy Brown?

I have very little faith in anything the Republican Party does in open competition with the Democrats, but, if I was in charge, every ad would have some link to her foolish choice. If the Madison Avenue crowd runs out of ideas, they can contact me, I have a million ideas. Particularly since she used the barking dog to try and show the degree of prevarication her Republican opponents use. If I recall, Time Magazine named Obama the Liar of the year, and she is tied to his hip in even more inventive ways…and the entire world knows this is true.

I think I’m in agreement with Hilary. She is rightly concerned about the lies and dishonesty floating in the air regarding all the political candidates. Her only problem is that the Nation knows she is in the running for winning the contest they hold each year to find the Best Liar.

I think it would be of immense value for our Nation’s voters to know if anything said in public by a candidate was true or false. They often use drug sniffing dogs to combat the drugs that somehow find their way into our jails and prisons. Perhaps, we could train some to sniff out liars. As a voter, how great would it be to be able to know what candidate lied or spoke the truth?

Wouldn’t it be super if when any political debates took place, each one’s chair, podium, or body would be electrically wired, and when any person spoke or gave an answer to a question, and it was a lie, they’d receive a shock so violent smoke would filter into the air? In Hilary’s case, it would also force her to bark.

As a refresher course for Pilgrims, you need to understand the clear precise definition of a lie to assess how easy it is for a person to lie, particularly politicians.

A lie is committed when any iota of data is manipulated, redacted, deducted, or embellished. Omission and commission is always in play. Past bad acts are always part of the perception one will gain for any outcome.

Remember Pilgrims, you need to know where the fount of lying lies. Jesus said, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44-45 People who habitually lie and pretend they don’t, have bad company: Satan.

Doc’s opinion, I believe the majority of citizens that vote don’t have a clue of why they are voting. Our worthless History teachers and professors continue to churn out graduates that barely know who was our country’s first President (Washington, for those who are in that crowd). It seems we now have ‘generational’ voters: “My papa was a Democrat/Republican…or I’m on welfare, so I will vote for the party that will continue sending my checks while I practice sloth.

I have wearied watching the debates. The Democrats debates are a sham for neither one competes for a better America. The Republican debates sicken me as the myriad of speakers find new and inventive ways to demean each other. The idea of winning on your intellectual merits and political vision is lost in the fog of reaching a desired goal. While trying to slander and cripple their opponents and proclaiming they have biblical roots, seldom can one experience hearing the words of Jesus: “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,” Matthew 7:12

Old Doc, personally, would like to use a biblical litmus test for all candidates to be deemed worthy of holding the office of President of the United States, a hundred years ago that was a possibility, impossible today; but, if they will read and study the scriptures found in the Bible, all Pilgrims can find honor with their vote. My opinion, a majority of Christian voters end up supporting God’s enemies because they don’t discern that the bible’s direction about meeting the needs of the needy are personal, not in association with the exercise of any government’s largess.. They also ignore the directives about Personal Responsibility and accountability for one’s family. They pooh-hoo sin and its outcomes, and give tacit approval for those who mock God’s directive about seeking a holy life when they politically lend their support to candidates who do the work of Satan. They protest the work of the government when it comes to fulfilling their legal duties: i.e. Capital Punishment punishes murder and the taking of life.

Doc believes God has just upped the ante on Pilgrims with the untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia. The Democrat President has already announced he will send Congress a candidate for the court, and not allow the winner of the 2016 election to appoint the new member. Doc thinks/it will be a woman, probably a lesbian.

Our laws allow the President to send a candidate for approval by the Senate. It takes just a majority of votes in the Senate to win approval. Pilgrims are duty bound to follow the law; we don’t have to provide approval or allow a vote. The Senate can schedule the vote when it chooses. Jesus said a Pilgrim is to render unto Caesar what is Caesars’ and render unto God what is God’s. My opinion, nearly every political position the Democrats hold is against biblical principles and truth…in general or inference. If you disagree, choose any social or cultural ill rampant in our country and use the scriptures to test its veracity and outcomes.

Who let the dogs out? Take the time and do a historical timeline research for the immoral morass in America, and I’m confident you too will discover God’s arch enemy: the atheist, godless anti-biblical, man emasculating, harming all children, Same Sex coupling, Feminist Movement…and a close second, our corrupt Supreme Court that ignores the Constitution and creates activists atheist theology.

Pilgrims, If you ignore the demographics, and rely upon your fellow Pilgrims to bail out America with the proper vote for the 2016 Presidential Election, you will be responsible for the ushering in of the godless, atheist government Socialist agenda. If this is confusing to you, refer back to a recent article on my blog: Trump and the Christians.

Doc Christian

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SHOT THROUGH THE HEART

Dear Pilgrims,

Tomorrow is Valentine Day. This  is for my wife, Denise. My prayer is that you too will be as ‘snot-blubbering’ ‘commode hugging drunk on love, after 53 years of marriage as I am.

 

SHOT THROUGH THE HEART

He was D.O.A.

     He thought he had seen the zenith of beauty from the Creator’s hand. The sun, the surf, beaches clad with living Venus’ in Waikiki land.

A sailor foot loose and fancy free, a rope couldn’t lasso him, and the invisible fence he couldn’t see.

Boy Scout to a fault, and sly Grandma knew the way to his halt. Puppy tricks of yesterday was cheese for the trap, heavenly choir sung music while he lost his focus… snap.

An entrance worthy of a Princess dazzled, confused, and weakened his resolve, as the bouffant blond haired bombshell with chocolate drop eyes smiled demurely and slowly took his hand. “Good looking ‘jail-bait’ rattled his brain, as she gazed into his eyes, for a second, as he halted his gait, and he heard the Wedding March refrain.

Grandma’s coaching, never really needed. His flushed body made his head spin, in a loss or win ‘’heart’s’ contest, it was ‘no contest’ who would win. Ruby red lips, flashing Milkyway eyes, and a flirt from the start rendered him hopelessly weak in the heart.

Seizing the moment, he thought about flight as his days of the chase quickly faded in the beauty of her special light. Her laughter shivered his soul, yet the aura of her presence, for the first time, made him whole.

Time spent pondering who could match his passion and desire, for a life-time, came out of the swimming pool’s shadows glimmering in a black one piece suit that stole Mr. Sun’s thunder.

“He never had a chance. He was such an easy target,” the aide remarked. “Yes, he even wore an orange cap, how could it miss?”

“Beg your pardon, that was his hair, he wasn’t wearing a cap,” the aide replied.

“No matter, it hit the target… it was a shot through the heart,” Cupid, smiling, triumphantly said.

Happy Valentine’s Day Darling, 2016

Solo Per Sempre,

Celebrating 53 years of being My Valentine, I’m I a blessed man by God, or what?

Your Redhead,

Ranny

 

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TRUMP AND THE CHRISTIANS

TRUMP AND THE CHRISTIANS

Pilgrims, I’m again caught on the horns of a dilemma about the false-positive analysis old Doc can’t step over, step around or pretend it is just a figment of my imagination concerning the looming Presidential Election.

I’m going to be bold and announce my voting preference, and then use scripture to defend my vote. It is a herculean task! After much prayer, I’ve decided I’ll cast my vote akin to the attitude found in the little boy who asked for a pony for his birthday. His father, ever the prankster, had a large box delivered to their house on his birthday. After the celebration and all had cake and ice cream, he was allowed to open the box. After ripping the paper and bows off the box, he opened it. It was a box filled with manure. Gasps, giggles, and shock filled the room. The little boy paused… then he jumped into the box and began slinging dung everywhere. He was ordered to stop. “What are you doing?” his father asked. Innocently, the boy replied. “I’m digging! I figure under all this poop there has to be a pony in this box someplace.”

Like the little boy in the dung-heap, I’m going to hold my nose and cast my vote for Trump. It will be the lesser of two evils.

Do I think there are more traditional, conservative, even biblically principled candidates in the race? Yes. I would love to support a candidate that quoted scripture and walked the talk. The list of candidates is slim.

I’m casting my vote for Trump for one reason: demographics. I know you can’t find that word in the Bible, but it is the one word all Christians must understand, before we vote.

God’s church on earth in the past fifty years paid little heed to this word. In fact, the only time we know about its truth and impact on our lives is when our preachers tell us about surveys and government statistics that are used to govern our lives. While the church spent its time seeking outcomes that were pleasing to heathens, Social Justice, save the Rain Forest, Feminist education, abortion on demand, rejection of Capital Punishment, are a few; Zero Population Control brought about a crisis biblical people don’t understand, don’t care about, and quickly dismiss as of little importance verses Global Warming and Ethical Treatment of Animals…which is an anathema to the Creator. If you differ, study the first few chapters of the book of Genesis.

Even today, it is said that eighty plus percent of Americans believe in God. I wonder why people lie so much. Christians and Atheists often vote for the same candidates that are avowed enemies of God and his Holy Word. Little can be ascertained by eye or ear that could convict any Republican candidate of being guilty of using the Bible to guide decisions one makes. Far less can be said about Democrats. One must look high and low to find an iota in their political platform that can be construed to come from the Bible’s principles. I’ll give them credit for accepting one biblical declaration. Jesus said, “The poor you will have with you always.” If you run a Political Plantation to enslave people, I don’t think this is what Jesus meant… then you use other peoples’ money to pay for the welfare slaves. This womb to the tomb care buys you votes, votes buys you power, and gives authority to dismiss and discount the majority’s wishes. If the majority is disgruntled, you corrupt the legal system and get favorable outcomes.

If one wanted to stretch the concept of a candidate emulating people of the Bible, Trump fits nicely. He would be comfortable at the Tower of Babble, a sympathizer with King David, only he has had several Bathsheba’s, and he could palsy-walsy with Solomon, the riches man of his time. As distasteful as that may sound, he is like a saint when put into juxtaposition with the Democrats and their ‘front-runner’ candidate and husband.

America is at a tipping-point in its history and Christians in this country will decide which direction it moves: deeper into bed with Atheists and Communist/Socialist ideology or recant and move back closer to its biblical roots.

Thanks to an aggressive Socialist President and a anti biblical government agenda, our laws now provide more protection and financial support for aliens than it does its naturalized citizens. The Muslim faith is an enemy of biblical people, and their worst Muslims, Terrorists, are waging war on a global front, and soon it will explode amongst our good people. It isn’t a matter of if, only when!

The average American citizen is quite ignorant of how the government operates, but, they do know something is ‘fishy in Denmark’ when it affects their lives. They know that their elected Congress does little to help, but too often hinders their pursuit of happiness. Their disenchantment with these elected officials has reached the point they want to emulate the Creator and blow up the entire system. Decade after decade these same political hucksters and hustlers use our tax dollars to buy votes that are usually used against the average citizen’s needs.

A Drill Instructor told me, “Son, if you take a knife to a gun fight, you’re going to lose every time.” It was his way of sending me a message about my less than stellar shooting at the range.

For most of my life, the Republican Party has not heeded those sage words of advice. The Democrats came to make war…even when all their signs said, “Make Love, not war’. Often the Republicans showed up with ‘pea shooters’ not even a knife.

The Republicans have held the majority in both houses for a year, what can our side show for its power? Nothing! We don’t even have the balls to force the President to issue a public veto on major news media.

As a Christian, I have fought diligently to keep amoral, Atheists Socialist out of Congress, with little success. I have supported candidates I thought would demonstrate the use of biblical principles and they would challenge others to follow suit, I have been greatly disappointed!

Trump needs to be a Christian’s candidate because he is the only candidate that can win in 2016. He will conduct a ‘scorched earth’ campaign and not care about body-count. When it comes to the Democrats and their candidate, he will celebrate the body-count. With a few exceptions, during my life, all Republican candidates refused to meet the enemy on the battle field and entered the arena with mixed emotions about winning the war.

Our milk-toast political campaigns have netted biblical people outcomes that God is surely unhappy with. The Bible and public prayer…except for Muslim’s, are forbidden by our own government. The debate about the origins of life does not include Creation. Condom cheerleaders (Sex Education) are in our schools, but they don’t teach abstinence as a better biblical moral choice. The Supreme Court is an enemy of biblical people.

I’m not a naïve boob that believes Trump can right this biblical ship. In fact, I don’t think anyone can or will until Christ returns. Trump can slow down the degenerate freight train that continues to change everything about America that once a citizen could be proud about. He can recognize a enemy verses an ally of America. He can negotiate. At the present time, we only compromise. He can inspire people! He doesn’t need a teleprompter to lead publically. He won’t go to Washington with the same ‘beholding’ pacts to special interests. He will rely upon the corporate business world to create decent paying jobs, and he doesn’t think it is the government’s job or that it has the ability to accomplish this task. He won’t bow to any other Countries leaders or dictators.

Independents will choose the next President. The majority of Independents usually find they are more comfortable under the Democrat liberalism/socialism flag, than a perceived restricted conservative/biblical political one. They want less government…but also less religion…especially if it comes from perceived ‘Bible-thumpers’. Trump isn’t biblical enough for a majority of Republicans, and he isn’t liberal enough for Democrats, but, he is a ‘middle-road’ candidate that will suit the political fancy of the Independents.

He says he believes in God. Even the demons do this. I’m not sure what he thinks about Jesus. If he attends church, I guess he is a C & E member. I don’t judge him because it isn’t my job as a Christian to do so.

Back to that word, demographic. Bernie Sanders, an Atheist old war horse will give Hillary a battle. Why? Because in the past three decades the millennial youth are Agnostics or Atheists, and the Conservative/biblical pool has shrunk greatly. They have rejected biblical thought. All Pilgrims can thank the Feminist agenda for this outcome. Like the foolish Democrats of the sixties, they are the new unwashed, airheads that don’t really understand anything about the world, but are determined to change it…not to please God, but Satan. Sanders’ has recruits that don’t even know who won the Civil War! Hillary does too…and any Republican candidate will too.

In my church, half the membership is Democrats! Since our spiritual leaders are part of the problem, the chances a conservative/biblical candidate can be elected is less than a snowball’s in Hell. Our goal is we must win! If we elect a person less desirable than millions of Republicans might choose, so be it. If Pilgrims demand the candidate meet the establishment’s conservative qualifiers, then we will lose.

One can howl at the moon in protest about not wanting to be a part of this fight if we abandon our perceived principles, but all that will do is hand us a trouncing at the voting booth. We must keep our eye on the target. Nothing biblical people and Conservative Republicans can ever be accomplished if we don’t defeat the enemy of the Creator.

Cruz won in Iowa, he or Rubio may win in New Hampshire, none of that matter. Iowa has six votes, New Hampshire has four. It takes two hundred-seventy votes to win an election. Our candidate must win where the Electoral votes count. Trump can deliver this vote.

If the biblical people in the Republican Party don’t unite and move forward together, America will become a Socialist/Atheist country where Biblical people will be persecuted. It is our choice. Trump is the man for the Republican Party at this time in America’s history. If we fail in this political task, we won’t get a ‘do-over’.

Doc Christian

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Dear Pilgrims,

I’d like to introduce you to a fellow writer and good writing buddy, Mary Wilkinson. During the past decade, we have taken turns being mentors and cheerleaders for each other. I think Pilgrims will find her article quite interesting as she develops a historical perspective of how America has changed how it teaches the Bible in our schools.

She has recently published her first novel: Call Me Lizzy. It is a wonderful story about a girl coming of  age. Your Middle School readers…and up will enjoy her insights. It is available on Amazon. Enjoy!

Me and Lizzy

 

Checking Your Christianity at the School Door

 

By Mary T. Wilkinson

 

Before I went to college, I went to a public school in a small town in Indiana that did not have a problem with talking about religion in the classroom. I sang Christian and secular songs in the choir. We had Christmas and Easter parties and got out of school on Good Friday because it started our Easter/Spring break. There was prayer in our locker rooms and in my Graduation in 1972.

When I went to college, I became aware of a subtle change in the attitudes of society towards anything Christian. A group called the American Civil Liberty Union or ACLU began attacking Christian doctrine on Creation in textbooks. These are the same people who defended the teaching of evolution in the classroom during the Scopes Trial of 1925. At that time, they were a handful of “civil libertarians” as their website calls them. But by 1973, they were powerful enough to convince the Supreme Court that a woman had a right to abort her unborn child in Roe vs wade.

Today they have over 500,000 members, who case by case, have given legal help to anyone they deem as a champion for liberalism including Atheists, the American Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, Muslims, gays and lesbians, and everything in-between. Many times they attacked schools hoping to bully administrations into removing all resemblance of Christianity to appease the desires of groups who live in ways opposite of how the Bible says we should live. School policy began to be structured around the liberal idea that says, “Everyone should be able to live how he or she wants no matter what the Bible says about it.” At that time I had no idea what damage would be done to public education by the time my own children would enter its doors.

I received my elementary teaching degree from Ball State University in 1976. I had given my life to Christ in college and married a Christian man. “Now I will have Christ’s help in the classroom and my husband’s support,” I thought. Teaching was going to be great. I couldn’t foresee any problems with parents or administration especially over religion. Didn’t we live in a Christian nation? Wasn’t all the anti-Christian rhetoric going on in California? They were on the other side of the country. What was there to worry about?

I began my teaching experience at an Indiana Children’s Home in 1977 opperated by the State. I had 28 at-risk 6th grade students who had no desire to learn. They were hateful and bitter for being dropped off and forgotten by their parents. Who wouldn’t be? They needed love and hope more than learning to spell. The former 6th grade teacher had experienced an emotional breakdown. Now they intended to drive me out, and almost accomplished it.  I told my struggles to my husband, Paul.

“You’re a good teacher,” Paul told me. He taught Industrial Education in the same Children’s Home. “Don’t let them get to you. You are not there to be their friend. Show them you are the boss and that their past doesn’t have to be their future. Love them like Jesus.”

I took his suggestion and began disciplining those who were disrespectful. Then I taught them how to treat everyone with respect. Religious topics were not forbidden in this school. I prayed for my class. I prayed with them when they were hurting. The Children’s Home had a chapel and students were encouraged to attend services. The administration was supportive, but during the 1980’s, corporal punishment was taken out of the classroom by decree of the State Board of Health.

My students knew I couldn’t touch them and they began to try and rule the classroom. I stayed there for nine years until I had children of my own who went to a rural public school down the road from our house. A big change awaited me as I left the Children’s Home and started substituting in public school. It took five years of subbing to get my foot in the door, but I was finally hired as a 5th grade teacher in the small rural school my children attended.

When the principal interviewed me, she said, “I hear you are a religious person. I want to hire you, but you are not to bring religion into your classroom, do you understand?”

I told her that I understood, but knew in my heart that my faith did not have to take a backseat at the door of the school. I was still going to pray silently for my students. I still hoped to be a poster child for Jesus in the way I acted and responded to them. I knew that most of the teachers in this school were Christians. Each classroom had a black Gideon Bible that had been there since the 1950’s. I felt I was pretty secure there among my peers.

One day I noticed a trash can with 10 or 12 classroom Bibles in it. I asked another teacher what was going on and he told me the principal was purging the classrooms of their Bibles. For some reason, she had not gotten the one from my room yet.

“Do you think I could have them for my Sunday school class at church?” I asked him.

“I’m sure she wouldn’t mind. She’s throwing them away, isn’t she?”

So I took the Bibles to my classroom in order to take them home that afternoon. Not long afterward, I got a call from the secretary that I was to go to the Principal’s office. The Principal was furious with me.

“Why did you take those Bibles, and where did you take them,” she demanded. I explained my actions to her in a calm voice. “Well, you can take them to your church, but I don’t want to see them back in this building!” Then she dismissed me to my classroom. I guess that is when it really hit me that the administration was anti-Christian.

I had done my Master’s Thesis in 1981 on Creation being taken out of Science textbooks. When I was in high school, Evolution was still taught as a theory. But by the late 1980’s textbooks all over the country were treating evolution as a fact. I knew I was expected to teach evolution in my classroom, but I found a way to avoid teaching something I knew was not true.

I told the “Science Guy” in the building that I disagreed with evolution. He said he would teach it for me. After he would have a lesson with my class, I would tell them that the Science Guy and I didn’t have the same opinion on how the world began. I didn’t tell them I believed in Creation, but I gave them a writing assignment that would give their parents a chance to weigh in on the subject.  I assigned the students to go home and ask their parents how they thought the world began. The majority of my students came back reporting that their parents thought God created the world. It didn’t come out of my mouth, but out of the parents’ answer to their children’s questions.

I loved to teach World History to my 6th graders. Every religion in the world was studied in that textbook. Some religions got more paragraphs in the book. Christianity got very little. I made two timelines. One was based on the Jewish calendar since the Jews claim to have been on the earth from the beginning of “time.” They count their ancestry back to the Garden of Eden.  Underneath that timeline, I placed a world timeline from our textbook to compare the differences. I treated this as a history timeline activity and made sure it followed the State standards for History.

I knew I could not read to my students from the Bible, even though it is the best literature in the world. So I asked them to tell me what they remembered about Bible characters they had learned about from their parents. Then we added those people to our timeline. Sometimes the Jewish and World timelines were the same. This happened with Abraham, King David, and even Jesus Christ. Each of these men was mentioned in the history book. Today, it would be hard to do this timeline because many of the parents and children in public school do not know any Bible characters. Those who do might be afraid to talk about the Bible in front of their peers especially if their teacher was not a Christian.

I retired from teaching a couple of years ago after 29 years in 5th and 6th grade classrooms. I know the world is out of control and there is a great possibility that if I had stayed, I would have to teach about alternative lifestyles, and that homosexual marriages are just as normal as heterosexual marriages. I wouldn’t teach that.  I could be forced to leave my Christianity at the school door or have a bad evaluation that would get me fired. I decided it was a good time for me to retire and spend time with my grandchildren, helping my kids teach them about Jesus.

Last year my state, Indiana, in the “Bible Belt” started to buckle against the pressure from gays and lesbians. We had passed the Freedom of Religion Act (RIFRA), and the Governor had signed it. Suddenly our state was the subject of ridicule and threats from the LGBT.  Large groups threatened to not bring their venue to Indiana unless there was a clause protecting homosexuals. Democrats in the Indiana legislature, who wanted liberalism at all costs, and Republicans, who feared reprisals if they didn’t go along with it, chose to amend the RIFRA.  It was changed and basically nullified. We were news on the national level and I felt that our whole country had decided to take up our President’s declaration that we are not a Christian nation anymore. I personally refuse to give up. I will continue to try and vote people into Congress who will fight against anti-Christian legislation.

For all Christian teachers, you have my prayers and admiration. Be the Jesus that your students don’t know even if you can’t mention His name. I see persecution ahead for you and for all of us who follow Jesus Christ. You may have to stand your ground on some things they will want you to teach. It won’t be fun. Remind your students that they have rights under the first amendment. They don’t have to be intimidated by non-Christian teachers or curriculum. They don’t have to participate in conversations about sexual preferences. They can opt out, but they won’t know they can if someone doesn’t let them and their parents know. We need Christian educators at all levels, especially in public schools and colleges. Be the light of Christ in your classroom and God will use your efforts.

 

I’d like to thank Ranny Grady for allowing me to post this on his blog. I have an Author Facebook page if you would like to read about my novel, Call Me Lizzy. It was written for middle grade students like the ones I taught. Please “like” my page at https://www.facebook.com/Mary-T-Wilkinson-700254123347586/?ref=hl and follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MaryTWilkinson. You can read my blog posts at https://booksbymarywilkinson.wordpress.com/.

 

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