RESPECT SATAN

RESPECT SATAN

The teenage girl came out of the bathroom with a big smile on her face. Blood streamed down from both arms from the sharp end of shower curtain rod that she had used to ‘cut’ herself, once again. “Ain’t I pretty?” she announced disdainfully to her counselors.

Though family, friends, and professional counselors have sought nearly every means possible to keep this girl from ‘cutting’ herself; writing profanity, with cuts, on her thighs, she has defied every attempt to help her find peace in a world of self-inflicted violence.

My prediction, unless she allows the love of Christ to heal her, she won’t see her sixteenth birthday. From the spiritual event filled with the light of Christ at her baptism a few years ago, she has steadily chosen to seek the ‘dark’ things of this world. It is true, her parents are worthless and their ‘parent’ card should have never been allowed to be punched, and it has left her angry and searching for answers why she was abandoned, but, she is loved; she was taken in and given a good home. She was spoiled rotten and does live an affluent life-style from the blessings those people in her life provide for her; but she has chosen to dwell on those things she doesn’t have verses all the blessings she does possess. If she had been left on the street, forced into Foster homes, and forced to live ‘hand to mouth’, her choices of self-degradation and physical harm might hold a bit of logic; but, none of those things have happened to her. Her steady streams of lies and false accusations about events, even sexual abuse have altered her relationships with those trying to save her. There are many other events that sadden all, but, I’ll not detail them. The pertinent question: Why?

She, like many Pilgrims have failed to respect Satan. This may sound blasphemous and biblically incorrect; but, believe me, it is one of the consistent mistakes all Pilgrims make as they experience their lives spin out of control and crash and burn at the feet of Satan.

The Apostle Peter directs our attention to how a Pilgrim should conduct a relationship with Satan:

“Be self-controlled ( sober) and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

All Pilgrims are enemies of Satan! Satan is God’s enemy. It might behoove all Pilgrims to be acutely cognizant that Satan desires to destroy our lives. His one mission is to leave us with a sense of failure and disappointment with who we are. If he can succeed, his ‘roaring’ and ‘prowling’ will become capture and eating us alive. Remember, God does not tempt, Satan tempts; but, he can’t devour unless we choose to fall before the ‘enticements’ and choose to sin. James 1:13-15

Now, back to the teenager’s story: when she chose to leave one home to move to another relative’s home, where all thought it would be more accommodating for her, present and in the future, she ran into the reality of life: she had to find a way to fit in with her peers and earn a new positon based upon who she was; and whom she wanted to become. She had to work her way past the ‘new girl’ in school. Evidently, she found this troubling and nearly insurmountable; she opted for those who welcome the ‘misfits’: Goths to start with. Take warning! Any Pilgrim parent who has a teenager that drifts into this disturbed group’s life-style, you are in for a nightmare. Its roots are in the Occult domain; next-door to Satan’s. Its focus is upon the ‘light’ one can find from darkness: it champions and nearly glorifies depression. The pain of emotional suffering, as a ‘collective’ group, empowers the relationship outcome. Their need for black, especially in dress, is a direct correlation to worship Satanic concepts. Its core value is derived from a separation from that which is normal. Seldom does a Goth fail to finally enter into the abyss of Hell’s beckoning: disfigure one’s self to ‘stand-out’ amongst Goth peers. Cutting one’s flesh to demonstrate the depth of suffering one is willing to endure gains ‘street crede’. Each cut is designed to inflict pain and suffering upon those whom they blame for the trauma in their lives. By cutting their own skin, often it ends up as a type of Goth ‘folk art’, provides them with a ‘sick’ type of psychological empowerment. The coup de grace arrives when the utter horror is seen by their loved ones as they are nearly powerless to prevent its intended outcomes.

Beware of those who want to pooh-hoo this fall from grace as a temporary ‘teenage-fad’, the teen seldom escapes with Black clothes spiritually un-burned. If they do make it out, its demonic imprint is only washed-out by the blood of Christ.

While the Heathens of this world fluctuates from dismissing the idea of evil, Satan and demonic worship and possession, or acknowledges Satan is responsible for every mistake and misdeed; “The Devil made me do it”; and is assigned a ‘playful’ place of spooks and hobgoblins freshly minted each Halloween, Pilgrims need to know Satan isn’t one to trifle with since his mission in your life is to break, steal, and destroy you.

Like any adversary, he needs to be respected. You should hate everything about him, but you should never disrespect him. If and when you do, it will be at your peril. How will he do this?

My opinion, he will catch you ‘cat-napping’: you only have one eye on your ‘spiritual fires’. For married couples, it may come from a shapely set of gams and the enchanting smell of strange perfume…or a ready hanky and the strong shoulder of ‘understanding’. It may arrive as a ‘life-ring’ in the midst of a storm you are certain you won’t survive. Perhaps, ‘Southern-comfort’ or some other exotic type of drug will dull the inexcusable failures of your perceived reality, whether they are lies or stone-cold truth.

Satan’s roar is just that; but, he is wily and a master illusionist. The sound can disrupt all in your life. Spiritual intentions run off into a ‘dead-end’. Staying connected to the King’s spiritual power reservoir: Holy Word, is sluffed off and your neglect drifts into many phases of your life’s journey: spouse, kids, job, etc.

It just takes a tiny slip that demonstrates your disappointment with God; and your evident discouragement, for the Devil to pounce. Even if you are 100% FDA inspected, he won’t take a ‘taste’; and if you are Christ’s favorite food: found to be 100% spiritually inspected, you will be too tough for Satan to eat.

Pilgrims, as long as you are alive, you will hear Satan’s roar. If you are dressed for the battles and the war, Satan, will move on to easier prey. How is this possible? Paraphrasing Paul, “You don’t take a knife to a gun fight.” Pilgrims must go to war wearing the proper armament to survive its bloody outcome. In Ephesians six, Paul tells us what to wear: a shield of Faith (should be of iron and your’s is Paper Mache); a helmet of Salvation (he delights in smashing your gourd-head each time you forget to filter Satan’s knowledge from God’s); a sword of the Spirit (and you show up with Darth Vader’s); loins girt with Truth (and you show up wearing a Jock Strap without a cup); a breastplate of Righteousness (your breastplate needs ‘Stop-Leak’); and feet shod with Peace (your warts and bunions demonstrate the tune of anger and malice you march to).. The teenage girl came to do battle with a Goth ‘peashooter’. Too many Pilgrims arrive without any spiritual arrows in their quiver for they compromised their accuracy by walking, not by faith but by sight (David used a Slingshot; you demand a tank battalion)

Kataaptidzo! Cart art tidzo (computer doesn’t make all of the correct Greek alphabet letters, so I improvised) is the word Peter used as a personal reflection of his own life, for it refers to something broken that is mended so it can be useful, again. Satan had had his way with Peter for he failed to be loyal to Jesus…three times; but, Jesus restored him and even gave him a greater ministry. The word means the same thing for a number of different usages: mend fishing nets; to set a broken bone, to find perfection amongst imperfection, and to move from little value to great value: i.e. a broken vase to a mended one that seems brand new. Pilgrim, what is it in your life that is broken because Satan has been messing in your life? You can’t find anything in this world that can mend it except the love of Christ. He holds the power to heal and make new. It is possible nothing you can do can change the outcome because it isn’t dependent upon what spiritual choices you choose; but, you can still discover healing…for yourself. It may be the best offer you will ever receive: when asked, forgive; give forgiveness where none is due.

Misery loves company! It is a ditty I have heard since I was a boy. Peter announces that all brethren are suffering for the faith. I guess that means we should all suffer for the same reason. Does it also mean if we aren’t suffering; we have become a slave to serve Satan while rejecting the idea of being a slave for Christ?

The teenage girl never knew her lot in life as a young Christian was to suffer. Do Pilgrims? My opinion, she never seriously considered Satan could harm her. She never entertained the idea she would cower at the first sign of a test for why she chose Jesus as her savior: her peer review was on parade and the self-image reflection she saw was too ugly in the light of what godless people considered beautiful; ergo, she doffed her ‘Robe of Righteousness’ and fled spiritually naked into the promised ‘feel-good’ darkness.

Pilgrim, how many times, how often have you emulated this biblically immature girl? One of the blessing of old age is I have lost much of my memory about by earlier failures. My problem, each Sunday the preacher trots them out, afresh, as he preaches a message from God’s word, and I stagger out of worship reeling as if I’ve been hit with a ten pound spiritual sledgehammer (by the way, this is how I measure the effectiveness of the message…how about you?)

The teenage girl, like Esau, traded her inherited birthright for a pot of porridge. I fear those who are trying to rescue her are muddled in a haze of mystic heathenism mixed with a dash of biblical salt (it makes the stinking stuff go down easier), and all biblical absolutes are being avoided at all cost so not to upset her too much. When the experiment fails, the girl will spend the rest of her life listening to the roar.

One more thing: Pilgrim women, never forget…Satan wants you fat! Why? God gave men an hour-glass shaped mind.

Pilgrims, I urge you to hate Satan as much as God and I do. I implore you to Respect him as much as I do.

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A NEW APPRECIATION FOR GOD

A NEW APPRECIATION FOR GOD

It has been said: confession is good for the soul. I need to confess. After many years of wrangling, excuses, denial, and being obtuse about my need to get Hearing Aids, I finally admitted I didn’t hear well, and was fitted for them, recently.

From the time those huge guns were shot off from our Repair ship, Hector, and I was topside next to the Navigator and the Captain of the ship (I was the Navigator’s Recorder) my right ear was blown apart. My hearing suffered a great loss and over time, it just grew worse.

I can’t speak for other men, but, my stubborn refusal to even entertain the idea of wearing Hearing Aids was in step with the concession I refused to move up to the Senior Golf Tees until I was seventy-three. I’ll be seventy-five in July; I need to find more forward tees; they don’t exist. Well, not yet, but you get the drift. It is a struggle to acknowledge the boy is rapidly dying and there isn’t anything I can do about it. The ‘old man’ living in my house is an interloper and an unwanted guest.

Pilgrims, I can take comfort from the declaration Jesus made to his disciples: …”Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

In my case, I had seen but hadn’t heard. With my new hearing I have discovered a world filled with a new appreciation for my Lord. The small creek that runs along the West side of our property makes a delightful gurgling sound when fresh rains fill it. The different bird calls for mates in early Spring give me a sense of excitement as I can’t deny the genius of a Creator that included bird nest instructions. I have a sense of pride about the beautiful red Tulips blooming and adding a dash of color to our rapidly budding flora and it is as if God is speaking and I’m listening. When my wife and I trudge up our long hill each morning for our mile and half walk, I can hear her footsteps and the crunch of leaves or small twigs on the paved road, and still hear clearly her words as we converse to while away the time. We are better ‘buddies’ and companions and we spend more time together watching T.V. for I can hear at the same level she can and we cuddle , hug and kiss more often

My life is filled with a bevy of surprises: I can hear my own footsteps; I can discern faint rain drops on our roof; or the sudden change in wind velocity. I didn’t realize how loud the Microwave door is or the gentle shutting of a Kitchen cabinet door. I didn’t know how loud chewing one’s food is or passing gas can be. I whistle Gospel songs all the time and I’m not sure how well I really can whistle for the sound is new and quite different.

Pilgrims, there are many things I don’t like about my improved hearing: I don’t like the noise inside the car when traveling and it competes with the radio or how it competes with my cell phone. I have played with the same Ping, left-handed putter for over forty years and I dislike the ‘clack’ sound I hear when I miss the ‘sweet-spot’. I hate the sound of metal on meatal when I hit my driver. I faintly recall the sweet sound my Persimmon-wood Driver once made.  I lost my excuse for not listening to my wife when she is conjuring up her ‘honey-due’ list.

Our church music is often too loud; but, now I hear every word our preacher says. My worship experience has been enhanced. I hear the rustle of the pages of bibles being turned, and it does my old heart good to know Christians are still a little hungry for the truth.

My new world has given me pause: what if all people of this nation were fitted with aids that would vastly improve their ability to hear God’s call for mankind to love rather than hate. If one’s ability to hear determined one’s attitude concerning God’s unmerited favor and blessings, might it turn a nation’s heart back to God. Might we seek power from a kneeling positon as we offer up prayers of thanks for a God of ‘second-chances’, and find our land healed of sin and corruption.

I have sought to listen to God’s voice more often. As I look out over the forest of freshly minted green from my screened in back porch, my improved hearing calls me to a fresh approach about my relationship with my heavenly Father. I hear the slight movements of small creatures in close proximity, and it settles my heart that a Creator has forgotten none as he continues to provide care and nurturing with each passing winter. How he must delight at the sight of new yearlings with white tails and white spots that will fade with maturity…as I do, when they come each morning to feed off the corn we put out for them to eat.

If this sounds like a commercial for Pilgrims to get hearing aids, perhaps, it is so. I realize now that I labored with the wrong motives seeking improper ends. My vanity limited the spiritual depth my relationship with God might reach, because I had lost the ability to fully appreciate the panoply of his beneficence. Until I was able to clearly hear his Universe in action, I was unable to plumb the deepest recesses of God’s love for all that he created.

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OH BABYLON! HOW FAR YOU HAVE FALLEN (MOTHER’S DAY)

OH BABYLON! HOW FAR YOU’VE FALLEN

(MOTHER’S DAY)

It seems nearly every day I wake up I pinch myself to make sure I’m not some ‘Alien’ from a distant planet. “Beam me up,” is my first thought when I’m forced to handle thl reality of what America has become since God the Creator and his Holy Word has been banished from nearly all public arenas of this once ‘great’ Biblical Nation.

It is a land filled with irony that defies any citizen’s ability to use just a modicum of intellectual analysis. Adrian Peterson is our Nation’s ‘Pariah’ because he used a switch to punish his young son (my mother’s favorite tool was a ‘Fly Swatter’), and a Black Momma becomes a National Hero in Baltimore because she boxed the head off of her Sweatshirt/hoody (hello NBA stars) teenage son who chose to become part of the demise of that Ghetto City, on National T.V. as she dragged him home to keep him from ending up in jail. MOTHER OF THE YEAR! This is what many media pundits are calling her. ‘It’s about damn time some momma did that’ is the collective sentiment pronounced for the listeners to digest. Where were the adult men ‘boxing” the heads off of their sons to keep them out of jail? Oh yeah, they have been missing since birth.

The nearly twenty times arrested ‘Criminal’, Freddie Gray, who was the new ‘Poster-boy’…thug another American City was looted and burned to protest our brutal police’s \handling of an arrest of this punk, is another chilling example of what is biblically and socially wrong with our Socialist/Atheist agenda running amuck in our land. Socialist, Democrat ‘strongholds’, with its agenda of ‘Feminist Social Justice’ fomenting and fermenting predacious fruit none can eat or swallow and live; and our Nation’s love affair with the Feminist agenda coughs up another victim strangled in  its own Godless juices.

Rooted on by Atheists Feminist skanky women who are bedded by numerous ‘sperm donors’ and innocent boys are bred for future membership in Gang-bangers clubs that are certain to fill more prisons, increase danger for our police to try and maintain peace and safety for a black society (good luck with that), and increase a financial burden on beleaguered Tax Payers, while our ignorant, greedy, political powerbrokers ‘fiddle’ why America burns, all holler, “We need a conversation about Race.”

We don’t need a conversation about Race; we need an entire black society to have a conversation about their race. In Baltimore, ninety plus percent of all crime is ‘black on black’! Are you kidding me, a small percentage…it is growing larger as I write, are holding the vast majority as hostages to the Uncle Tom theory. If Martin Luther king rose from the dead, today, his message would be maligned and he would be called an ‘Uncle Tom’. Bill Cosby is because he calls for “Personal Responsibility’ and he doesn’t blame ‘Whitey’. He has proven he has ‘clay feet’; but it, doesn’t negate the truth of his message.

The ‘Hip Hop’ Baltimore Mayor has proven she is unfit to govern; for she has refused to lead her people and city away from violence. Like the mealy-mouthed ‘so called’ preachers the media ‘trots’ out: Sharpton is the worst, nearly all fail to use the bible as a foundation for instruction, rebuking, and training. The Preacher that had his nearly newly minted housing project torched, refused to condemn the criminals. He refused to call for irresponsible parents to ‘parent’ their sons, or to publicly hold them accountable for this disaster in Baltimore. If this event can’t move them to openly condemn thugs and parental failure, what will it take?

The Baltimore Mom who has inadvertently become a ‘hero’, isn’t mine. While the censoring media bleeped out her F-bombs and her nigger phrases, they neglected to note she is part of the problem: she has too many kids by different men who aren’t called ‘Dad’. She is the Poster Girl for the Feminist agenda outcomes.

Our President chooses words to add gasoline to the fire; and he fails to provide a National Platform to call a black society to arms…not against our Police, but against anyone of color who refuses to take responsibility for their actions and choices for one’s life. Black men can’t find decent jobs because by the time they are an adult, they have a criminal record so long no sane person would hire them to work for their company. They bought into the false narrative about being an Uncle Tom: showing the world you are educated, have a moral compass, and refuse to become a criminal). When I was teaching in an Black ghetto high school in Oklahoma City in 1969, the black students were debating that term, then. Now, it still is the linchpin word that keeps black boys from finding success.

We now know that in the past five years as Pilgrims worked forty-plus hours to feed and clothe their families, this hard earned pay was overly taxed and ONE POINT SIX BILLION DOLLARS was sent to Baltimore to end poverty. Today, is seems none of the city’s elected officials can tell you where the money was spent…except for Democrat political purposes. Much of it was supposed to be for enhanced education. I don’t think that plan has worked very well: sixty-five percent drop out of high school. Evidently, the teachers don’t have much influence upon the students…perhaps the Baseball coaches because the teenage ‘darlings’ sure know how to throw large pieces of Concrete blocks at Police and they have learned to gather well, as they used plastic barrels to put the pieces in so they could try to kill the police. Do you think anyone will be charged with ‘Attempted Murder’? While the teachers evidently possess zilch influence upon the hooligans, the Gang Bangers do hold a great amount of influence: they stood in front of black owned businesses, to keep them from being looted and burned, but, pointed in the direction of Asian, Muslim, and White owned ones so they could maximize their burning and looting fun: 200 businesses were burned to the ground. Their esteemed Mayor ordered the police to back off and not confront the thugs. I’m thinking her future Urban Renewal program has just hit a large ‘pot-hole’ for few if any businesses will choose to stay in business in those neighborhoods. When will this carnage and mayhem cease? When the preachers, teachers, politicians and adults in the black communities begin to place consequences upon their promiscuous teen girls who don’t feel any shame for their licentious choices? When the idea of sin, shame, and humiliation for one’s self and family becomes an important part of how one finds success. When boys are told they are cowards and are directly responsible for the sorry plight the black society faces because they consider all girls…bitches and hos; and each impregnated girl is like the Old West ‘gunfighter’ putting another ‘notch’ in his belt, rather than future wives and mothers of their children. When entire neighborhoods welcome the police and help them put criminals in prison so they can experience safe neighborhoods to live, work and play in. When black men begin to stop congratulating young studs for getting ‘strange’ young Nooky, and begin to mentor them to learn the value of self-discipline and to seek to find wisdom (the fear of a God is the beginning of wisdom), needful changes will come.

Sharpton and his ‘band of brothers clergy’ might consider Pauls’ words to Timothy: “If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” I Tim. 5:8 Evidently, God doesn’t think it “takes a Village to raise a child”; just a man and a woman exchanging wedding vows till death do us part. They might hone up on Pauls’ warning: “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man woman) commits are outside his/her body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. I Co. 6:18-19 Nearly seventy percent of children born in black communities are sans of a marriage.

As a young white teacher in a ghetto black high school in 1969, black boys had a legitimate cry of racism and ‘the man’ not allowing them a decent bite of the Apple to find success. America was a bigoted Nation; but, today, the failure of the Black society is self-imposed. When opportunity was offered, they chose to listen to wrong voices that still earn a living off the refuse found in our Black society where ‘Victimhood’’ is championed, rather than ‘tough love’ that requires personal accountability and is hailed as a ‘sure-fire’ way out of the drug-laden morass. When the Al Sharptons’ of their world are rejected and spurned as ‘bad medicine’, then and only then will our major black cities stop being looted and burned because some thug criminal loses his life…for whatever reason. All black people need to pray that our police won’t just decide to permanently have ‘Blue flu’ and remove the protective shield they give for black people despite a large percentage of them refusing to provide any assistance to arrest and imprison the vicious animals who prey and devour any decent and honest folk who are caught in this intolerable life…with little chance to escape.

Our Atheists leaders in America have discovered, too late, it seems… that sin choices have consequences. In nearly any Public school system in America upwards to sixty percent of its students are on Free Breakfast and Lunch programs at the Tax Payers expense. Our politicians ignored God’s word: “If a man will not work, he should not eat.” II Thes.3:10 Trillions of dollars have been spent to educate, clothe and provide a ‘hand-up’ for ‘less fortunate’ people, especially people of color, six decades later, things are worse. “Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.” Proverbs 12:14  Paul writes: “…rulers hold no terror for those who do right; but, for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from the fear of authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you, for he is God’s servant to do you good.  But, if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant and agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.”  Romans 13:3-4

The Black community in Baltimore isn’t concerned about the terrible parenting of Freddie for they smell money: lawyers and law suit. Why hasn’t anyone asked his ‘Preening’, weepy father how he allowed his son to become a Career Criminal? Why hasn’t the Mayor blamed this obvious parenting failure as the main reason why Baltimore burned? The fact that his son, like an evil person, preyed upon the black neighborhood as a Thug, Gang-banger, Drug dealer, and should have been locked up as a Ten to Twenty Time Loser…for life, instead of out on the streets. “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” Proverbs 13:24 “He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.” 13:18 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.”13:1  “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.” 10:1

Our Atheist, Feminist led political, social system has rejected the Creator and his book of instructions: especially the book of Proverbs, for a guide to Godly Parenting; and America’s sons, especially black ones, have been sent to ‘Sensitivity Training’ and ‘Time-out”, so they will be good Feminist ‘brain washed’ young men who have been raised by whorish behaving women and worthless ‘sperm donor’ men who abdicate parental responsibility as the cure-all for what ails the newly defined Family, meanwhile, more cities will soon be burned as rage and anger for failure ravages the innocent.

It is a tragedy when anyone loses his life; but, how many ruined lives would Pilgrims imagine, possibly even deaths from drugs, could Freddie be held accountable for? Might it be hundreds over the past decade? How many elderly black folk, who won’t dare venture out for a common errand, stay locked up with four or five different types of locks and chains on their doors; always stay away from open windows, and lose sleep from hearing gun shots, are living as captives to the black criminals…and evidently, are being protected by their ‘elected officials’, would a Pilgrim find during a visit to Baltimore’s ghetto neighborhoods?

This ‘Socialist’ Government system gone awry isn’t unique to Baltimore. This foolish system is in place in nearly every major city in America. Our jurisprudent system is being held hostage by a new type of Racism that hasn’t any direct correlation to the White Man. It is clear the system is designed to enrich a few black people; and impoverish the majority. Politics matters; ‘Black lives’ don’t matter. Police misconduct matters because it provides “Political Capital’ to allow this failed ‘Bottom-up’ economic, education, and judicial systems to thrive.

Lest some Pilgrims get confused about the “Mother of the Year’ credentials God desires to see manifest in a Mother, I want to direct your attention to Proverbs 31:10 ff. I won’t quote it; but I’ll encourage all to read it several times. Notice, you won’t see any F-bombs, or other harsh language. The mother nurtures her children; her husband disciplines her children. He loves her; she respects him. What a novel idea, huh?

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YO! PREACHER!

YO! PREACHER!

Few of the Pilgrims actually comment on my blog; or contact me. One of my Pilgrims recently sent a message and told me how much she appreciated a particular post. I told her my blog had grown to 4,000 Pilgrims in the past four years. She was impressed. I told her this: if all of the Pilgrims recommended a new member each time I posted an article: about 48 times a year, in a year’s time my blog would have a 1,000,000 members. I later did the math and discovered it would only take seven months.

At first blush, my Pilgrims may think my main motive for writing this article is to grow the blog. While I can’t deny this is part of the intended outcome, it isn’t the main reason.

“…How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.” The Apostle Paul wrote this in Romans 10:15 In a Pilgrim’s heart of hearts, I can imagine they are a number of times you have secretly wanted to ‘Preach a message’ someone you know desperately needs to hear, but, you’re not a ‘preacher’, nor do you believe you are eminently qualified, so the biblical message gets lost in the wind.

Every survey since Adam and Eve conveys the same message about people being asked to speak in public: they’d rather be thrown in a den of snakes…well, almost. …”And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:14-15 Paul’s charge to Timothy: “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season, correct, rebuke, and encourage—with great patience and careful instructions.” II Timothy 4:2

Since few Pilgrims will actually preach in public or write in public about the risen, glorified savior, Jesus Christ, this doesn’t mean you can’t be a very important part of Doc Christian’s blog ministry. James declares: “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 Pilgrim, you can become a ‘Prayer-warrior’ for my blog. Daily prayers for its ability to biblically challenge each Pilgrim and any reader to draw nigh to Jesus will enhance the King’s influence on earth…and diminish Satan’s.

Why does anyone belong to my blog? My perceptions are that they like the way I think, the way I handle scripture, and the way I do my best to make it come alive in our daily life. Perhaps, they read it to determine how far, in the opposite direction, they want to go; they recommend my blog to others of the same spiritual kith and kin. Maybe, they read it so they can delight in searching for a faux paus they can share with cronies at work or church to demonstrate my stupidity; they may think my interpretation of scripture is made out of ‘whole cloth’ rather than from the divine providence of the Holy Spirit; they may mistakenly think I’m a Republican rather than a Conservative Biblical man (there is a great difference in the two). Just fill in the blank.

I’m working on Baseball’s Hall of Fame statistics here, for, if you like four out of ten blog articles, that puts any batter into the Hall of Fame with a four-hundred average. He would be hailed and feted as a ‘once in a life-time’ player. If you like four out of ten articles I post, will you take the time to share some of my biblical challenge…four times a year, with people at your church, at your work, in your neighborhood, with your Social Network?

Each referral allows you to ‘preach’ a message; and, you can do it in the privacy of your home, in your underwear. How convenient and cool is that?

Since no one can predict what my next article will be about, not even I, until the Lord reveals it to me, you will always be able to know that your message to others may have been the one biblical connect that person needed desperately to be a bold witness; to choose the ‘hard’ thing; to demonstrate courage when you want to flee; to remain faithful when it is so easy to be unfaithful; keep quiet when you want to shout; to shout when others want you to be quiet; to love when hate needs to triumph; to be a cool cup of water in Jesus’ name for someone you will never meet; to acknowledge you have been given the ‘Great Commission’ as much as Billy Graham or me; and have been called to forgive when one asks for forgiveness. Who knows, your message may reach China, Africa, Europe, Asia. After all, Google reaches to the ends of the earth.

All things are possible with God’s help. Have you discovered how God works in our lives? It emulates his Evangelism plan: one man tells another; one woman tells another. If the plan fails, God doesn’t have a ‘Plan B’. My goal to grow the blog to a 1,000,000 Pilgrims doesn’t either.

Now Pilgrims, each week or each month or four times a year, you can tell everyone you know or have contact with: YO! I’M A PREACHER.

You can use the Comments Section to tell other Pilgrims how many Pilgrims you have recruited. This knowledge might encourage others to help old Doc reach the stated goal.

Doc Christian

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WHEN JESUS IS FOUR DAYS LATE, HE’S STILL ON TIME

WHEN JESUS IS FOUR DAYS LATE, HE’S STILL ON TIME

Our preacher had a ‘cracker-jack’ sermon on Resurrection Sunday. He used the eleventh chapter of John to ask the listener to ask the question: if the resurrection did happen, how did it change everything in your life? His premise was that the resurrection changed everything.

As I sat listening to his prepared thoughts, I found myself in the midst of Mary and Martha’s mourning. Four days earlier Jesus had been notified his great friend, Lazarus, was very ill and on ‘death’s door’. He was busy with other ministry needs and didn’t respond immediately to Lazarus and his sisters’ call for help. Their personal plea came from a spiritual experience that Jesus had performed many miracles for complete strangers; why not his friend?

My experience in ministry dealing with family deaths has taught me many things; many hard things, as funerals seem to bring out the Green-eyed monster as the spoils are in the waiting for those left behind; or personal incriminations of various kinds break out amongst those in attendance. Seeking to blame other for their perceptions, often not valid, drive people to say and do things untoward to dull the pain of regrets and self-inflicted guilt; often well deserved.

It wasn’t any different with Mary and Martha because Jesus was accosted, in a genteel manner, about his apparent indifferent attitude concerning their brother’s health and their personal relationships as ‘friends…not mere acquaintances. Martha: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” My translation: Jesus, we sent for you four days ago; why didn’t you come when we needed you. Lazarus is dead, I thought you loved him…loved us.

My article’s title is from a tremendous Gospel song: Four Days Late. The lyrics teach a biblical truth: When Jesus is four days late, he’s still on time.

Pilgrims, how often has that biblical principle struck a chord in your life? Jesus, I’m just a week away from the Food Stamp line, I need this job. Lord, I’ve done everything I know how to do, please don’t let him walk out the door. Jesus, her pain is so awful, and she is wasting away, she is begging me to give her relief. Jesus, death would be better; at least I’d find some way to finally have closure. I can’t cry any more tears over my prodigal son/daughter. Lord, how could she humiliate me? Now, the whole world will know what a miserable failure I’m.

Our sack cloth and ashes heaps up higher with each prayer left unanswered to our satisfaction. Pilgrims, do we really mean, Lord, how could you make me sign up for Food Stamps? How many jobs will I not get? Lord, why couldn’t you make him love me? Jesus, she deserves better than this ugly end…I deserve better. Jesus, you promised in your word I’d win the spiritual war if I taught your bible to my children. Why am I losing? Lord, why did you let her humiliate me? Will I fail at everything? Can’t you let me win at something?

My least favorite scriptures in the bible come from John 16:33 and James 1:2. The former declares my life will be filled with troubles; the latter enjoins me to rejoice when I’m in the  midst of those troubles. I’m like the military recruit that discovers the Recruiting Sergeant is one of the world’s great liars as his picture of what my duty will be verses reality are as far apart as the Sun and the earth: ninety-three millions miles.

Perhaps, a salient point should be made: we believe in the resurrection, why hasn’t everything changed in our lives? When we find ourselves living in a hellish retrospective prism, and we are forced to stop the self-delusions, might we gain clarity and announce: I lost my job; but when I met Excellence on my life’s long journey, I sought Mediocre so I might tarry with Pleasure more often. I ignored the ‘unequally yoked’ warning and married the ‘man of my dreams’ though I knew he was jealous, hot tempered, liked to party too much, and only attended church for public purposes. I now regret I failed to walk my talk in so many little, and I thought insignificant ways, for my children. I wandered away; lost myself, and none of us are safe. Failure was just ‘failure’; I never thought it might possess golden apples in a setting of silver marked: Opportunity.

While Mary and Martha stewed and worried about the tardy appearance of Jesus, he never gave it a second thought. Why? “I’m the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

As I toddle on into old age, it becomes increasingly apparent that part of God’s punishment for choosing a talking Snake’s version of what God’s plan for fellowship with mankind really contained certainly included physical pain. The movie: On Golden Pond glamourized a married couple’s suicide-pact, and it struck an emotional chord with millions of elderly people as the ‘best way out’ of a deplorable situation. It was easily discerned the couple were Atheist and God didn’t have a part of their long married life. If one holds this belief, ‘worm-food’ of any kind is just part of the demise and the ‘food chain’ that leads to ones’ end of life. Pilgrims are left to weigh the ‘greater-good’ for each day of life allows a Pilgrim to potentially change a life forever. It might be a family member, a doctor or nurse, a stranger on the same hospital floor or some hospice. It might be the neighbor. Pain seldom leaves one with any dignity; but, acknowledging that one is grateful for each previous breath from the hand of God can be an eternal witness for others left behind. Can any Pilgrim deny the Creator’s most stupendous evidence of creative work and His desire for fellowship with us is at birth and death? The former leaves all mankind is awe of a new creation different than any other human ever created; the latter forces all humans to  grapple with the question and the Final answer about one’s purpose for having life.

 

Death often finds people choose to demonstrate hypocrisy about one’s belief in a creating God: I had a High School buddy suffer a paralyzing stroke and he lived in a physical world he hated for four years. My wife and I tried to witness to him about he’s need to accept Christ. He declared he was an Atheist. His daughter sought to keep me from correspondence or talking to him via the phone (she was a more devout Atheist). Sadly, when he died, she called to tell me he listed me as one of his Pallbearers. He funeral service was held at the Methodist Church where his parents were members

The stench of your sins has reached to the Heavens (I think they must all be wearing ‘clothespins’ on their noses).Our scripture reinforces this truth: Lord, he’s been dead four days. Pilgrims, do we not recognize the outcome of this truth? Death begins to decompose a body with the first shovel of dirt; sin begins to putrefy our life the second it enters.

Mankind spends an enormous amount of time processing death, though seldom will anyone admit it. Evidently, by the time one reaches the age of twenty-one, they are convinced nothing can change their final resting place. They have fouled up their life with so much ‘stinking-thinking’ sinful choices the world swamped them with they are convinced  that nothing can redeem them from their journey traveling  on a One-way street going the wrong way…to Hell for less than five percent of people accept Christ after the age of twenty-one.

Why was Lazarus raised from the dead? Duh, you say, because Jesus performed a miracle. Not true! He was raised from the dead because he was connected to Jesus. He could answer Jesus’ question: Who do men say that I am? Peter said it best: You are the Son of God. He believed Jesus was God!

Pilgrims are interested in the ‘Good News’…praise the Lord! Pilgrims believe in the resurrection. Jesus changed everything! Why don’t you live that way?

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KILLING JESUS (IS IT I?)

KILLING JESUS (IS IT I?)

After wasting three hours watching O’Rielly’s adaptation of his Best Selling book and being left with the feeling of frustrated anger, for how inept they handled ‘just the history’ telling part of the life and death of Jesus, I thought I’d write something appropriate for the celebration of Easter.

I have read some of O’Rielly’s other ‘killing’ books and enjoyed them. I chose not to read the ‘Killing Jesus’ book because I knew if Jesus was presented to the world as just a man, it wouldn’t be worth reading nor my time: I was correct!

Pilgrims… don’t waste your money on the book. There isn’t an iota in the book that Luke and the Apostles didn’t write about. In some cases, they presented a false narrative of the actual history recorded in the Bible: Jesus’ baptism was done in public where many people witnessed it.

From the time he was twelve, his parents thought he was lost, and he was found teaching the Scribes and wise men of the faith in the Temple, he knew he was God’s son sent on a mission.

Like the majority of this world, Jesus was presented as one muddled about his purpose. He was presented as one who had a spiritual epiphany others persuaded him to acknowledge. He was just what the ‘Jesus Seminar’ religious ‘hacks’ of yesterday concluded he was: fully man…not Divine. But, what would one expect from a man of little biblical knowledge: Catholics seldom read the bible; and he believes in Karma. A Christian finds Karma an anathema for it is founded in Mystic Eastern Religions that deny the divinity of Jesus Christ.

The Apostle Paul lamented the truth that if Jesus isn’t crucified and glorified we Pilgrims are most miserable amongst men.

All people are ignorant of history if they accept the writings of the early Fathers, the prophets and the slave redeemers of the Old Testament, but reject the easier provable writings of the New Testament about Jesus Christ, God’s only son.

Only a sinful mankind would commence a devoted period of time to holy living and seeking a way to grow closer to the Creator by indulging in a week of Sodomite-like behavior: known as the Lent season. Only flawed and corrupt religious leaders would lend their ‘blessing’ to such a hedonistic display of man’s worst choices with the celebration of Easter on the horizon.

Pilgrims, Jesus didn’t die on a cross so we might choose when we will live holy, he died so we might seek to live holy…every minute we are conscious. Holiness isn’t a cloak we put on and take off to please our whims; it is a ‘Holy Grail’ journey we desperately want to go on. It is an adventure Pilgrims, if missed, would count their life as incomplete.

Scripture’s modal is to prune us, chastise us, and discipline us so we might be properly prepared to truly celebrate Easter. Unless God’s wrath is spent upon us we remain unfit to be bathed in the grace of his love. It is always Friday evening for the unbeliever. The historical record of a man being crucified means nothing amongst thousands of other crucified Pilgrims that lined the Appian Way into Rome’s Emperor’s palace, and even provided the night light for his ‘Garden Parties’ as they became torches, unless there is a ‘Sunday Morning’.

If a Pilgrim is mesmerized by the ‘Killing of Jesus’, then shift your focus to the Savior’s last night on earth: In the Upper-room he settled a quarrel amongst his disciples about ‘Chief Seats’ in his kingdom by washing their feet; he announced his ‘traitor’ dipped his hand in the Sop with him; and he created a panic of hubris as each disciple ask the question: Is it I?

Pilgrims, the answer is ‘yes’.

Our once great biblical nation, United States of America, used to nearly ‘shut-down’ at Easter time as it sought to celebrate the seminal event marked A.D. on the world’s calendar; but, today, it treats it as if it is still ‘Friday evening’.

Jesus’s death (killing) wasn’t a significant event! His torture wasn’t especially more harsh than the punishment of many others. His physical brutality causes Pilgrims to weep; but, it wasn’t especially important…except it fulfilled prophecy: Isaiah fifty-three. Fulfilling biblical prophecy is a ‘good thing’; but if that was all it accomplished, from the writings of the Old Testament, God would be please; the world would still be in darkness

Hollywood and others focus upon the Cross, as they subtly produce a virulent form of Subliminal Seduction directed by Satan and produced by Atheists or misguided people on a spiritual journey void of the declaration: “I’m the way the truth and the light. No man comes to the Father except through me.”

Pilgrims should celebrate Easter because it was Friday, and Sunday morning came. The empty tomb is the only reason to rejoice! The ‘Killing of Jesus’ has been a historical record for thousands of years, any ‘telling of his story’ void of the empty tomb is an abomination for it strips the purpose for a Creator’s love.

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THE SERVER

THE SERVER

(I want all Pilgrims to know I’m deliberately mixing politics and biblical truth)

A year ago I was foolish enough to be ‘sucker-punched’ by an evil internet band of ‘cut-throats’ that call and warn you about impending doom for your computer. After allowing them to ‘help’ you they hold your computer hostage until you pay a ransom. I didn’t pay…them; but I did pay to have my computer copied, cleaned, and restored. It cost me more than the ransom; I slept better! If anyone calls about Microsoft and Windows, tell them you will strangle them if they ever call again! I would attend a public hanging to celebrate our government finding a way to capture and punish these miscreants. On second thought, turn the other cheek: Paul instructs Pilgrims to ‘pour coals’ upon an enemy’s head: kindness Romans 12:9ff and (Proverbs 25:22). I’d prefer these godless people be forced to listen to God’s bible’s message about Satan, his lies, and certain ‘fires of Hell’ for those who reject the Creator.

It seems our world possesses a great deal of confusion about the very concept of a Server. I admit it does carry many shades, hews, colors and dimensions concerning its utility and purpose. For thousands of years a Server was thought to be anyone weak enough to be forced to do ‘manual Labor’ to enrich another’s life. Slavery enriched the powerful…whether they were African Kings, Babylon rulers, and entire Nation: Israel by the Egyptians, White Slavers, Indentured slaves who worked to win their freedom, or a class of people who choose sloth and remain dependent upon the welfare of others because they rejected the offering of education.

Washington is filled with elected officials who claim they are Servers; yet an entire nation’s people classify the large majority of them as useless as teats on a Bore hog. A multi-cultured faction protests the use of a football team’s Indian name, but nary is a lament heard about the collective corrupt use of our country’s first President’s name. If I were of Indian blood, I protest the use of the word: Washington, rather than ‘Redskins’.

Before a Server was invented, ‘missing minutes’ on a tape recorder called into question a  President’s veracity, and led to a Liberal/and Conservative inquisition that left a President and his legacy in tatters and he was forced to resign.

At a different time in our country’s history, a ‘different’ type of Server was discovered to be active in the White House. Our President conducted Foreign affairs while seated. Though it caused an environmental issue and Al Gore never raised a peep: smoke rings; instead of being forced to resign, he was celebrated on ‘late-night’ T.V., and invited to play his ‘other’ instrument for the bacchanals.

The I.R.S.’s Lois (not Superman’s squeeze) introduced another type of Server into our country’s lexicon and because (my opinion) her shenanigans will lead to the White House’s ‘top-dog’, it has been lost in a maze of lies none probably will ever sort out.

“At this point, what difference does it really make?” is a personification of why the Democrats should lose the 2016 election; but probably won’t, as Hillary’s inability to conduct her duties to protect our Civil servants from the Jihadists manifest the undeniable truth she doesn’t possess a hem as pure as that of Caesar’s wife, Hillary Clinton, has suddenly discovered her Server will soon be held for ransom: Presidential election of 2016. This Democrat purported paragon of virtue has managed to even arouse the wrath of our benighted left-leaning media for her major faux paus concerning her failure to adhere to the law and expected protocol of high-ranking political appointees concerning their Government verses Personal E-mails. Personal opinion, she is either a ‘dingbat’ that is too stupid and clueless to be our next President; or she is too dishonest to be our President. Either way, she isn’t fit to be President.

My opinion, the 2016 election will ‘show-case’ how far our once biblical nation has fallen from an ‘attitude of gratitude’ for God’s blessings to a nation that mocks his benevolence by how its citizens reward those who desire to live the Bible’s principles at the Voting booth. If Hillary wins, all doubt will be removed about God’s efficacy in America’s life for the idea of integrity and veracity will be put to bed…forever.

Pilgrims, contrast the definition of a Geek-Tech Server and its potential deliverable outcomes verses God’s. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give his life as a ransom for many.” Mk. 10:45 In Mark eight Jesus fed thousands with just seven loaves of bread and a few fish for he had compassion upon the large crowd that followed him to listen to his teaching. His willingness to break cultural boundaries between men and women; plus, race and creed and religion, changed an entire village for the Samaritans when the woman from the well returned to tell about her encounter with Jesus. His parable about the ‘Good Samaritan’ taught the world to reject color of skin, ethnicity, regardless of religious conviction, and seek to meet other peoples’ needs in his name. Lk. 10:1ff On the night before the Cross, he washed his disciples feet to quell a dispute and demonstrate to them how they were to conduct their ministry after he had ascended to Heaven. Jh. 13:1-ff

Since I have had the horrible experience of paying to have my messages retrieved from the Server (hard-drive), where all messages live and never die as long as the server can be accessed, I know the next ‘wanna-be’ president’s server contains messages that she doesn’t want the world to read; if not, why hasn’t she just turned over her server to the proper authorities?

Pilgrims, the other type of Server never loses a message either. All sins are known…past, present, and future. While the rancor and disputes will probably endure about the Clinton’s server until Christ returns, Pilgrims need not concern themselves about the messages known by the one and only true Server: Jesus Christ, for he treats us as if he hadn’t ever received our messages of sin. He has spiritually wiped clean the sinful messages! WHAT A SERVER!

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FIFTY SHADES OF SIN

FIFTY SHADES OF SIN

Fox News reported a Facebook post led over two-hundred Middle-school, Junior-high, and High-school children to storm a theater where the ‘Soft-porn’ movie, Fifty Shades of Grey was showing. Though it had an ‘R’ rating (under seventeen not admitted) they forced the police to quell the riot when they forced their way into the theater and the movie came to an abrupt halt.

The first striking thing about this ‘Wilding’ event is the movie was given an ‘R’ rating by Hollywood; it should have been an X for porn. I haven’t read the ‘Best seller’ nor seen the movie, and I’ll do neither, but, I’ve heard enough about the book to know it is a celebration of a bacchanal life-style void of any moral value or fit for any Pilgrim’s consumption. I refer to it as ‘Soft-porn’ because I think it doesn’t include Bestiality or Chicken-hawks; the Marque de Sade, I’m not sure about…probably so.

If I recall my paint and coloring classes in Elementary school correctly, one must mix white and black to get Gray. God’s holy book teaches Pilgrims about the foolishness of choosing to live in a Gray-world.’ Fifty shades of Grey’ is pretty amazing when one attaches sexual lust to it. If you imbibe, I hope to most Pilgrims it is a shock to your biblical sensitivity; but probably it is my ‘wishful thinking.

Our Nation is awash with all manner of venereal diseases, death camps (abortion on demand) ; we openly promote promiscuity that leaves unwanted children for beleaguered grandparents or Social Services Foster Homes to rear; our teens choose to model Hollywood’s most raunchy ‘Studs’ and ‘Skanks’ and consider them their heroes; Sexting and Instagram nakedness is part of the ‘Teenage’ lexicon while parents pretend they are ‘clueless’ so they won’t have to handle the responsibility of parenting; and millions of A-moral citizens flock to bookstores and theaters to pay out hard-earned money to read about or to watch naked bodies do what comes naturally to the Bees; but, I assume the Kama Sutra Manual has been exhausted by the Movie producers working in tandem with the author.

If an author can scrounge up fifty different sins ,for the word Grey is deliberately trying to mock God’s call for his creatures to live a life of holiness and to obfuscate his intended outcomes,  it should be child’s play for any Pilgrim…right? One can’t get past the second chapter of Genesis before sin deflowers all. I wonder if the author bothered to consult the definition of a sin. I John 3: 4 inform us that sin is any willful act that leads to lawlessness. The Apostle Paul declares in his writings: All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The bible really gets down to the ‘nitty-gritty’ in Romans 1:18-32 where a litany of sins is listed. After dispensing with the sin of homosexuality, Paul writes, “Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant, and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they knew God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. For the Pilgrims, it is the last verse that challenges all: Although they know God’s righteous decrees that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. Silence is affirmation! Choosing to be a part of sin and evil, though vicariously, is giving one’s approval.

From my Winter-wonder-land view at the foot hills of the Smokey Mountains in Kentucky, old Doc can see that the white snow will be here for a few days and then gone, probably until next year, but sin and its putrid outcomes will continue to ravage Pilgrims and unbelievers alike until the color of Gray looks good only in a Flannel suit. Eve’s sin was about not wanting to live according to any authority; questioning the right of God to demand she submit to obedience of that authority; and her easy enticement to listen to another voice who seduced her so she became a lover of infidelity, was mankind’s undoing.  God considers all Pilgrims his ‘bride’ and our sins as defiling the Marriage Covenant. Adam was the dupe that went along with her program and suffered the same punishment for disobedience.

Can’t you just hear the conversation in the Garden? God speaking: “Oh Adam, Adam, where are you boy? Adam speaking to Eve , hiding behind a big leafy bush; “See, I told you this was as bad idea; he knows everything. He has eyes in the back of his head.” Eve speaks: “Just be quiet and he won’t see us,” she whispers. God speaks: “Why are you hiding behind the bush? Why are you wearing fig leaves to cover your ‘ying and Eve’s Yang/? Adam speaks: “’Miss ‘Know-it-all’ told me we were naked and it wouldn’t please you. God speaks: “So, you disobeyed me!” Adam speaks: “’Miss-know-it-all’ failed to mention she picked the fruit from ‘THAT tree…before I ate some.” God speaks: “I’m greatly disappointed with you two. You do know there will be consequences, right?” Changing the topic, God speaks: “How are you doing with that ‘be Fruitful and Multiple’ plan of mine?” Adam speaks: “Until Miss-know-it-all gave me fruit from THAT tree, we were doing well; now, not so much: she says she has a ‘headache’.”

It seems that each generation put forth a supposedly unique postulation about the nuances and discovery of sex and its pleasures. All end up looking like dunces and fools, as Adam and Eve did in the Garden. It’s like the new kids on the block hollering, “We bad; we bad.” Pilgrims, all sexual reposes known to man has always been known; either for the spiritual health of mankind or for its demise… compliments of Satan.

Doc recently witnessed a hotly debated topic about the harm Hip-hop and Rap has had on America; particularly the youth. Even supposedly intelligent people have been fooled by Satan and his wily ways. They were unable to assign any direct correlation to this garbage and its ability to change our highly sexualized culture. Please don’t be one of those dolts! God made mankind so that his brain is like a computer and is capable of processing incredible amounts of data that soon finds itself in the life’s squirrel cage where the animal is fed so it can continue to keep the cage twirling as all data if filtered into an AMORAL intelligent bank where we store it until it is needed or deleted: we forget we know it. This process is actually a Congruent Model where it rolls continuously from THINKING, to FEELING, to BEHAVING… and then returns to its original starting point. When we are conscious, It never changes position nor does it ever stop. Unless one has a biblical foundation based upon principles taught by God, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit (all scripture is God-breathed: II Timothy 3:16ff) the data one receives isn’t filtered so a moral decision to ‘to the right thing’ according to God’s word is avoided, the idea of sin remains dormant inside ones ‘moral compass’ and Satan entices with promises of ‘self-enrichment’ formatted to deliver evil from every imaginable tangent: i.e.s one can go to Heaven and enjoy the sexual pleasure of seventy-two Virgins by killing the enemy or committing an act of suicide. Why not a hundred Virgins?  Perhaps, by sharing a Sexting message that haunts and harms a stupid teen until they commit suicide, one joins the ranks of a terrorist?

This unalterable and undeniable behavior model renders all debates about sin, flaunting sin and evil to the ‘loony-bin’ intellectual garbage bin because all knowledge creates a Congruent Model that will always choose self rather than others, pleasure rather than discipline or delayed gratification (During the Jewish siege by the Babylonians, mothers ate their children to stay alive) unless one possesses a Biblical filter to sort out the Atheist knowledge verses God’s. Unless one’s Conscience has been biblically trained, one can’t rely upon it to ‘do the right thing’ when tempted by sin. This is why normal intellectually educated people can be fooled into thinking Rap and sexualized lyrics and even evil ones” Kill cops’ will lead people to sin and evil. Every Pilgrim is heavily influenced by the knowledge one allows to filter into your brain. If you don’t use your biblical filter, you too will fall into sin.

Is it divinely planned or just ironic or happenstance that the New York Times Best-seller list includes Fifty Shades of Grey and Killing Jesus as its Best Selling books of 2014? The former is about sexual fantasy and incredible sin for it promotes everything except faithful marital sex. The latter tells the story of a Rabbi that died on a cross and because it didn’t declare he was God’s only son, left all questioning his death on a cross or the stories about his life after a resurrection, which is still denied by Jewish authorities. If Jesus was just a man of history, Pilgrims are with Paul: most miserable creatures on earth.

“All that issue over a little bit of ‘tissue’, May West reportedly declared, and she was championed by the hedonist of our culture, and the Feminist root her on today; except when men behave like men without out biblical conscience or a moral compass: untold women have been brutalized and raped in every type of battle and war during any search for power and wealth. It is part of the ‘booty’ captured by the victor at the loser’s expense. If the pleasure and purpose of sexual love is cheapened to the point an ‘easy’ girl/woman passes out her ‘goodies’ for a little drinkeepoo or…you name it, to any number of willing ‘takers’…on a whim, how will our culture ever find Proverb’s Virtuous woman? Has our culture become so crass, so crude, and so nasty women are encouraged to use their bodies to enslave weak, horny men? Only in America has the myth of the ‘weaker-sex’ been exploited where a once biblical foundation of a Patriarchal society succumbed to the Feminist siren’s voice for ‘girl power’ that replaced it with a dominant Matriarchal society. Lady Chatterley’s Lover was a Vamp; but, she was content being the woman; and she didn’t demand she also be the man.

As Jeremiah, the Weeping prophet, mourned and wept as the Jewish nation was being swallowed up by its enemy, Babylon, for being unfaithful to the Creator by its love of sin: it was unfaithful to the Creator and infatuated by all manner of sin; all Pilgrims should weep as sorrowfully as the prophet as an immoral movie is being celebrated by a majority of this nation’s citizens as they gleefully exhale the fumes of sin for it celebrates not a Covenant Marriage, but a hedonist lifestyle that that glorifies Fornication and Copulation of all types, void of the Marriage bed’s fidelity.

Years ago a ‘best seller’: Whatever Happened to Sin, created a lot of interest. Doctor Menninger might be surprised to learn his question has been answered by teaching the world about Fifty Shades of Grey.

God help us all!

Doc Christian

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WHY DR. KING’S DREAM HAS BECOME A ‘NIGHTMARE’

WHY MR. KING’S ‘DREAM’ HAS BECOME A ‘NIGHTMARE’

To answer the reader’s first question: how does a ‘white’ man qualify to write anything remotely intellectually, historically honest about bigotry and racism in America over the past nearly six decades: As a boy growing up in Herington, Kansas during the Forties and Fifties, I attended school with black children; a black boy, Billy Ray Edwards, was a buddy.

Before integration was forced into the schools of Oklahoma in 1969, I was an American History teacher at Northeast High: a black ghetto high school of twelve hundred students (twenty-one were white) and faculty: I was one of three white faculty members. In 1968, the school was a disgrace and an abyss of a ‘white-society’s’ racist and bigoted disregard for anyone with black skin. These children were part of the ‘hate and throw away’ portion of a White Nation without shame living large on the Dredd-Scott decision…and with a few exceptions, loving every Supreme Court member for it.

My one semester, I was forced to transfer to a new school: Star Spencer, the following year that was being integrated, at Northeast earned me a Master’s Degree in ‘Racial Politics’ and ‘Educational Stupidity’ as school integration happened in 1969. My education included things that made the “Blackboard Jungle’ movie ‘child’s play’.

Martin Luther King became the famous Non-Violent-Disobedience voice for a people needing one desperately. I’m convinced his famous speech was divinely inspired and part of God’s greater plan for America because his “I’ve Got a Dream” speech was only in the ‘margin’ of the last segment of his written speech. His dream was that a person of color would one day be judged by the content of his character rather than the color of his skin. Since my teaching days, I’ve longed for that dream to become a reality: My opinion, it hasn’t.

My opinion, Dr. King was a ‘Biblical-man’. Sure he was flawed as all men are, but he lived his public life using Jesus and the bible as his foundation for living. My opinion, today, he’d distance himself from most of what is happening with the on-going demise of America’s black/white relationship and conversation because Jesus and his biblical teachings have taken a ‘back-of-the-bus’ seat to something called: Social Justice, which has little resemblance to Dr. King’s dream or agenda. I’m convinced his dream was ‘merit-based’; not skin-color based.

The content of a person’s character was his ‘mark of excellence’; today’s self-proclaimed black leaders can’t hit a biblical target let alone its ‘bull’s eye’. Ensconced by charlatans, corrupt race mongers that manipulate all white/black grievances, real or imagined, for political purposes, the Al Sharpton’s of this day malign every decent, honest person of color, as they foist upon our nation their particular brand of non-biblical ‘Social Justice’. From the White House to our Top-dog legal beagle, race is inflamed at every opportunity, rather than seeking ‘common-ground’ where truth and honesty about a ‘slave’ legacy that tethers all to the auction block for past sins committed, we have allowed a few whoremongers amongst us to derail the good intentions the majority of black and white people have been working for the past fifty years to be put into reverse. Any car traveling at a high rate of speed that is suddenly shifted into reverse destroys the Transmission. Perhaps, Ferguson and New York stripped our Nation’s gears.

Dr. King gave his life for black children to have an equal opportunity to pursue success and happiness. If he knew that fifty percent of his people has spurned the ‘white-man’s’ offer to achieve success; the dropout rate for black students is sixty percent; turned their neighborhoods into Drug infested ‘killing fields’: eighty percent of all crime committed in a black neighborhood is black on black;  his children choose not to be educated but run to the streets for education; and from their music to entertainment, promote promiscuity without impunity; two thirds of all births are to women not married (God’s bible teaches young people should flee from fornication…not seek it.; and they are dependent upon the largess of a misguided, political, guilt-trip political class of elected people stealing from hard working taxpayers (black/white) to cover the rears of irresponsible ‘deadbeats’ who have lifted the art of ‘sloth’ to heights unimaginable to a white teacher who stood before an American History class of mostly ignorant, not stupid,  black students and announced Dr. Martin Luther King had been murdered by a low-life white racist.

America’s black people don’t need voices that enhance their ability to refuse to accept their flaws; they need to listen to the few voices (I.e. Dr. Ben Carson) that call for personal accountability and rejection of those who would make ‘sport’ of an honest, conversation about ‘Race’. While white politicians of all stripe and ilk, slink away from the ‘battle field’ as our Socialist media has become our New Age Millennium censors that will soon rival the real ‘Terrorists’ who just don’t hotly disagree, but cut your head off, nearly two hundred years since the Civil War, America still struggles with racial confrontations. My opinion, like the majority of Muslims who are peaceful citizens and follow most of the tenants of the Quran, they have allowed a small minority to ‘high-jack’ the outcomes by their soft stances against evil and their near silence about the terrorists from fear and stigmatization; so have the ‘Silent-majority’ of black society, as their social debacle continues to increase rather than decrease.  Trillions of dollars have been thrown at this systemic social problem and success still seems a figment of one’s imagination. Until America’s black society decides to return back to its once strong biblical, family foundation, it will always be an illusive goal.

Perhaps, we need to model Germany’s modus operandi for living past its ugly history. It doesn’t set aside a month a year to celebrate a legacy of shame and sin. It doesn’t rear a new generation of children that dwell in the abyss of people who chose to harm others…to prove their loyalty to a monster Nazi leader, and secondly to Mother Country. Each year’s celebration of Black History is a rehash of a time in our country’s history that has passed. People of color…not black, will soon be the power brokers of this Nation’s political process. Might our entire country find a sobering truth in our festering racial divide: as I told my black history students at Northeast High, who didn’t want to study American History because it was a bunch of lies written by ‘White-men’, when you learn the truth about slavery, you may not be very happy about its history:  America’s black population came to this country because Black African Kings sold their ancestors to Dutch slave traders for horses and other types of wealth these Kings thought enhanced their kingdoms and legacies. None cared about the fate of the slaves! From what I can know, it would behoove all of America to teach this nation’s history and show its warts and flaws so all could stand on life’s grand stage and handle the ‘Skunk-cabbage’ as well as the adulation that comes from an amalgamation of people, far from perfect, but an entity that survived and thrived despite long odds; both black and white skinned people.

Why has America’s black society floundered so and Mr. King’s dream hasn’t been fulfilled? God’s holy bible provides the answer. In the Apostle’s first letter to the Christians at Corinth, he writes, “Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly.” Co. 3:1-2 N.I.V

When schools were first integrated in Oklahoma, the bigotry was in-the-closet ‘soft-bigotry’: ruled known to all, but not publicly expressed. The educational plank was fraught with the following: black kids are too dumb to learn; they are just next-door to monkeys; a ‘Social Pass’ is the only way to get them out of school; the best way to handle them is to coddle them; don’t waste your time or risk personal injury with discipline; and my generation of bigots could easily add to this list. The idea of personal responsibility, a disciplined life, and merit was cast to the winds…and seventy years later, both black and white students can model most of those racist comments outcomes by the education systems of America. Then there was ‘White-flight: white families moved to the suburbs to escape having their lives mixed with blacks. Today, thanks to a slavish devotion to Unions and other mushy-headed Socialists who care more about their cherished outcomes that don’t include educating black children, the ‘White/black/brown/yellow-flight continues as any parent with any ability to flee the ‘inner-city’ schools, run a fast as they can. Today, these schools are once again segregated: eighty-plus percent of the those schools are attended by black children, but the self-appointed and elected black leaders of our society continue to deny poor parents the ability to provide their children with a decent education as they fight mightily against ‘Charter Schools’ or any type of political educational programs that would enhance their opportunities. Sharpton and his cronies care only about stirring the racial-pot: that is where the big dollars are; rather than help his people become educated and successful,

Recently, these loons have put another stupid plank in the education system that will guarantee the continued failure of black students, all students in poor neighborhoods. They are going to make it more difficult to suspend a misbehaving student or for teachers to control their class rooms so they can try to teach the three Rs. I wonder if any of the black power-brokers ever saw the great movie: Remember the Titans. There is one poignant scene where the black coach (Boone) rebukes the white coach (Yoast) about coddling the black players. He informs him that he is killing them as his attempt to comfort them under Boon’s harsh, demanding tutelage, for his coddling won’t help them live in the ‘real world’ nor help them become successful as a player or in life. From the lips of a black man to the voice of God, would black society recognize this is the missing underpinning that has left them tethered in a morass of failure. To me, the saddest part about this is that they have influenced the white students to follow suit because we have adopted and adapted their victimhood culture.

Today, their self-proclaimed black leaders will incite mayhem as cities are looted and burned because they aren’t happy with our legal system; their schools are dens of drug infested halls of non-learning, and they are silent, nary is a protest sign seen; their people can’t walk down a street without a sense of fear from thugs; their kids are beaten and robbed for wearing a gang’s colors, and they focus their leadership skills on educating people to fear and hate cops…including their brand of Rap teaching these skills; and it is all ‘white-washed’ by political dollars and selfish political ambition.

When black preachers and high- dollar-roller politicians begin to hold biblical revivals in our ghettos on weekends in our major ‘killing fields’ cities to call its people to repentance about the sin in their lives and use their ‘Bully-pulpits’ to use God’s power and the Holy Spirit to convict sinners and bring collective shame and embarrassment upon those who want to cast blame on others for their refusal to live a life that enhances their race, one can know a black society is serious about tearing down the racial divide in our country.

Food for thought: Seventy years ago America’s black families lived in a white, bigoted, racist country; yet, they were the model for ‘close-knit’ family biblical living. They, like all of America that has listened to a godless, Atheist siren’s voice, have suffered the most for rejecting God’s plan for individual and collective success. My opinion, in the future, I think it is now America’s white society that will learn hard-lessons about this suffering. America became the greatest country in the world because it was divinely blessed by its Creator; its abject rejection will bring outcomes none will enjoy.

My opinion, if Mr. King were alive, the outcomes we now see and must find a way to overcome, concerning America’s black society, would not have happened  He led his people with a bible in his hand;  not some mealy-mouthed ‘invisible-ink’ Social Justice document

Doc Christian

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THE SEX BOX

THE SEX BOX

     Today is Valentine’s Day and the entire country is all a tither seeking common and uncommon ways to convey love to someone they love and care about.

The teenage boy asked his mother if his daddy, a strapping man, six-feet two and two-hundred and twenty pounds, had kissed her on their first date, she replied, “He sure did. He was a ‘great kisser.’ She added, “He got arrested for it, too.” Her son quizzed her again. “Well, how’d he learn to kiss so well?” She replied, “From siphoning gas.”

Perhaps, the Pilgrims have seen the latest T.V. advertisements about a ‘Ground-breaking’ new show coming to your screens, soon: The Sex Box. Just when Doc Christian thinks our godless society can’t slink any closer to Sodom and Gomorrah, they prove me wrong. Since I haven’t seen it, I’ll just pretend I know its purposes and outcomes…rest assured, none will be biblical.

I not sure who the ‘Marriage gurus are or how they are credentialed, but any legitimate Biblical Marriage & Family therapist would know that Sex cures nothing. The promo talks about couples with ‘troubled relationships’. Sex is great at ‘masking’ truth and helpful to delude people into believing sex is good for what ails you. During the show, couples are going to enter the Sex Box and evidently reappear sexually healed and their married relationship is going to be changed, rearranged, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious fine.

I doubt any scripture will be used in reference to the show’s goal. Doc Christian is an old codger who has ‘tripped the light fan-dandy’ for many years and now I spend the majority of my time in sweet reminiscence about ‘great sex’. When I turned seventy-four, I thought I’d try to emulate the ‘sex scenes’ I could recall, when I attended the movies: you know, those where the lusty couple makes love as the camera fades from their embrace to the hands showing fingers gripping and massaging’ the fancy sheets to demonstrate the degree of pleasure received.  I think the idea was fine; I discovered the execution was less than desirable: my wife had to pry my arthritic fingers off the sheets. Abraham has become my role model! Great sex comes from a biblical relationship with Christ and your spouse. The idea of enjoying sex as a panacea for a broken marriage relationship is from Satan’s playground; not God’s

God gave mankind sexual pleasure for spiritual reasons. Paul writes it is for the man and the woman to complete one another as each volunteers to surrender a personal claim to their body for the vitality and health, physically and spiritually, for the sake of their spouse. It is so the marriage won’t suffer from the ‘Hornies’ and is too weak to withstand temptation. It is so sexual love will give birth to future generations that can choose to love and serve their Creator. It demands a mutual submission to Jesus Christ for the marital relationship to be a Godly one.

Doc’s profound statement on marriage: all marriages fail for the same reason! I’ll give you the answer later in the article. First, I will also declare few Pilgrim marriages are Godly. Whoa Doc, you have wandered into the land of a ‘know-it-all lunatic. Perhaps, once you have experienced my crash-course, my Cliff—notes version for a Biblical Marriage 101, you’ll change your mind.

Pilgrims marry so they can have the right size portion of the Ego- Pie that is available in the relationship. Often, they choose the wrong person to meet that need. Men marry for a different reason than women: men marry for physical beauty and respect, especially from peers. Women marry for Emotional and Financial security. It is true, men marry a woman expecting her not to change; women marry a man expecting to change him. Men are Barbarians that need to be domesticated; women have been given Godly gifts that increase their need to Nest and Nurture. This is why after sixty years of a failed Feminist agenda, men and women are more miserable in a marriage relationship than any time in our history. Both parties have been ‘brain-washed’ to deny the Godly gifts and Biblical roles God has assigned them: i.e. I Co. 7: 1-ff, Eph. 5:21-ff, Gen. 2:10-25, and Proverbs 31:10-ff… and they have rejected the wisdom found in this book about children and parenting.

Once one has squeezed out all the ‘mumbo-jumbo’ false Psychology tripe about men and women’s differences, in a simplistic manner, it can be boiled down to a basic understanding of a Pilgrim’s unique, God-given Personality traits, Decision making process, and accompanying Social Style. Throw in the fact that all communication takes place with a Congruent Model: Thinking, Feeling, and Behaving, and you are left with two types of people: men and women, who are so different from the ‘get-go’ and possess the qualifiers to guarantee constant opportunities for conflict, only Biblical obedience and love can produce a marriage that will endure the ‘test of time’ and honor the Creator’s purpose for a marriage relationship with Him.

While learned Psychologists disagree on most everything concerning the Marriage Relationship, for old Doc, its wisdom can be found in seeking clarity concerning God’s unique creation: Men and women and equipping them to cope with life and the opposite sex.

There are four basic types of people: Drivers (goal oriented people), Expressives (Ego centered people), Amiable (feelings and emotions people) Analytical (data based/black/white law people. Drivers manage with Options/probabilities, Expressives manage with intuition and dreams that lead to personal pride and self-esteem needs met, Amiables’ mange by not changing chemistry in a relationship (avoid hurting feelings, others first, their own last) They are closet Expressives but can’t act upon it because of feelings. Analyticals manage by excluding feelings and focus only of data. There are two types of Analyticals: Organizational and Detailed. Each drives the other up a wall when decisions are necessary. Drivers manage the other types the best as long as same goal is being processed. Expressives accomplish great things, often at the last minute of any deadline. Others like to be in their company, but suffer when ego needs are not met. They are prone to live in a ‘gray’ world rather than a black/white one. They make great Generals; poor Planners. Amiables are people most uncomfortable in their own skin because they seek to please others rather than feed their own needs. Others discount their value and demand loyalty. Analyticals love goals, fear making any decisions that aren’t wise and righteous based upon known principles or one’s set of beliefs. They too often end up being seen as lost in a land of data and being afflicted with ‘Analysis Paralysis’. If you want or need to know how all these differences work, you can schedule my very expensive ROMANCING THE STONE weekend; details on my website. Remember: IF I WERE HE OR SHE, THAT’S HOW I’D BE!

Pilgrims are attracted to people who are ‘Gap-fillers’. This is why it is true: when it comes to marriage, opposites attract. Whether a Pilgrim is aware of this; it is still part of God’s DNA for marriage. I’m not saying it is always so; but, I’m saying it is common in marriages. There is always an exception or two for every rule.

If Pilgrims should enter into the Sex Box, you need to know one very important fact: men and women are different sexually (nothing to do with plumbing) God designed it this way. Men are visually stimulated; women are emotionally stimulated. Sex is a ‘game’ with men; and they love to play; women seek a journey that can be reminisced at a whim; one their lover can describe for her or one she can choose to share with other women; she too loves to play. Men are capable of emotionally focusing on one thing at a time; women can keep several emotional-balls juggling at the same time.

For the heathens, marriage is, at best, a contract; for Pilgrims, it is a Godly Covenant. It begins with a man and woman willingly being in submission to Jesus Christ. If you don’t know the difference between a contact and a Covenant, Doc has ‘homework for the Pilgrims.

If any Pilgrim is biblically stupid or ignorant enough to believe a public…Roll-in-the-hay’ in a Sex Box can solve marital conflict, it’s no wonder your marriage is nearly in ‘default’ and some hungry Atheist lawyer is licking his chops.

Every failed Pilgrim marriage fails for one reason: you love yourself more than Jesus or his holy bible’s truth. Once you made a Covenant with God, when you said your ‘I do’s’ until death due us part’, God expects you to keep your end of the agreement. In Eph. Five he assigned roles for a woman and a man: the woman is to be in submission to her husband’s leadership…in everything; and the man is to love his wife…regardless of how she changes; and lastly, the woman is to respect her husband as he leads the family. If these are the essential qualifiers for a Godly marriage, how many Pilgrims own a Godly Marriage?

Since it seems all humans enjoy sexual titillation, my suggestion is, if a Pilgrim chooses to watch this horrible show, please have your bible handy so you can learn how ‘Heathens’ can’t solve spiritual problems.

Doc Christian

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