Dedicated to Satan

The National Education Association once listed Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals, as recommended reading, especially for those who want to “make a difference.” The reviewer goes on and on about what a great man Alinsky was.

Did Alinsky make a difference? Sure he did, but it was a negative and destructive one. He made a huge contribution to the destruction of the United States of America through this book. Alinsky’s followers have used his principles to advance their dream of an Atheist and Marxist America.

If you have a copy of it, take a look at the dedication page. Or, just Google it like I did.  You will see that Alinsky actually dedicated his book to the Devil:

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins—or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom—Lucifer.” –Saul Alinsky

When I first saw this, I was horrified. But at least, he came right on out with it. This a handbook for people who hate God, hate Christianity, and hate America.

It’s too bad that Saul Alinsky never read the Bible or believed it. He would have known about Lucifer’s ultimate fate, along with everyone who is deceived by him and worships him. They’re all going to be cast into the Lake of Fire, which is the second death.

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10

Schoolteachers can’t have a copy of the Bible on their desk, or even read it on their lunch break. But this anti-Christian and anti-American book is recommended reading for teachers! And it’s dedicated to the devil! They can’t teach the Ten Commandments, because they are from the Bible. But the NEA wants their teachers to read Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

Okay, so now I get it. Secularism, Marxism, Atheism, that is the official state religion. It really doesn’t have a name. It’s a coalition of everything that opposes Christianity, and America. And Rules for Radicals is their Bible. But what are they doing?

These are not nice people. They’re wicked evil men who want to enslave you and your children. They’re completely serious about the “fundamental transformation of America.” They want to transform America into a Socialist state.

They know that Capitalism produces prosperity and Socialism produces poverty. They want all of us to live in poverty.

That’s because poverty-stricken people are easy to manipulate. You can buy them for a piece of bread. That’s why the Secular Progressives, aka Marxists, Socialists, and Liberals want to do away with Capitalism.

They want to confiscate everything we’ve got. And make slaves of us all.

http://www.nea.org/tools/17231.htm

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The Ten Commandments in America

Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments...

Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments, painting by Rembrandt (1659) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Ten Commandments are the best laws ever devised, because they came from God. They are the foundation on which America stands. The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are based on God’s precepts. The Declaration of Independence says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

When God gave us the Ten Commandments, he promised that if we obeyed them, “it will be well with thee, and ye may increase mightily.”

“Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”  (Deuteronomy 6:3-7)

Fifty years ago, every school child in America was familiar with the Ten Commandments. Now they’ve been forgotten, because it’s illegal to teach them in public schools. Here are the forbidden teachings of God, the Ten Commandments, that are banned by the same Federal government that is based on them.

“I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. Thou shalt have none other gods before me. Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:  But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Neither shalt thou steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife,  thou shalt not covet thy neighbours’s  manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox,  nor his ass,  nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.” (Exodus 20:2-17)

The Ten Commandments are a gift from God. He ordered us to teach them to our children. When we observed God’s commandments, we enjoyed his blessing. In fact, God has blessed America more than any nation that has ever existed. Why? Because, we are his people and our nation was founded on his word. God did exactly what the Bible said he would do. This is an accurate description of the blessings we used to enjoy:

“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.

And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee. And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:” (Deuteronomy 28:1-13 )

We used to be blessed in the city and blessed in the field. Our enemies feared us because we were stronger than them. We were the head and not the tail. We loaned money to many nations, instead of borrowing it from them. Now, everything is reversed. We are cursed in the city and cursed in the field. Our enemies are attacking us at home and mocking us for our weakness and lack of wisdom. We are the tail and not the head. We are borrowing trillions of dollars from other nations.

So, where did we go wrong? Our government turned against God, and abandoned the Ten Commandments. However, there are millions and millions of Christians in America, and we are free to observe them as we worship the Lord.

If we seek him and keep his commandments, he will bless us and heal our land. We are not like any other nation. We are God’s people. America is still the land of the free and the home of the brave. All we have to do is act like who we are.

The Bible says that the things that happened to the Children of Israel were examples for us. God told them, “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Life is obeying the Lord, and death is rebelling against him. The Children of Israel chose death. The whole nation rebelled against God, except for Joshua and Caleb. God always rewards those who obey him, and punishes those who rebel against him. He was merciful to the Children of Israel and provided for their basic needs, but they had lost their reward. They missed the Promised Land and had to wander around in the wilderness until they died.

Their children went into the Promised Land, led by Joshua and Caleb. God made them into a mighty nation. But, eventually, they turned against the Lord and worshipped other gods. That is when they lost everything:  The nation of Israel was lost, the Temple was destroyed, the gold of the Temple were carried away to Babylon, and God’s people went into slavery. America could face a similar fate—except for one thing. We have a very powerful ally, the One True and Living God. We are members of his family through Jesus Christ, and everyone who opposes him loses.

He is the Creator of the Universe. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is The LORD your God. He made America a mighty nation. He will fight for us, just like he did in the American Revolution.

Our times are like those that Americans faced in 1776. A tyrannical government was confiscating everything they had. American Patriots had to take drastic action to keep themselves and their children from being slaves to their government. They fought and won the liberty that we still enjoy today. They shed their blood for us. They were with God, and God was with them.

Now, we are facing the most important Presidential election in our history. It will determine your children’s future and the future of America. You are not just voting for a man, for Romney or Obama, you are voting for the ideas that they represent.

If you vote for Obama, you’re voting for an ever-expanding government that confiscates everything you have through higher and higher taxes. A government that is spending our grandchildren into massive debt that they can never pay off.  A government that takes away our God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

If you vote for Romney, you’re voting for a return to the principles that made America great. You’ve voting for a smaller government that spends much less money. A government that lets you keep more of your hard-earned money to spend on your family. A government that leaves you alone and lets you enjoy your freedom.

Be sure that you’re registered to vote, show up at the polls on election day, and vote. If you usually don’t vote,  please vote in this election. It’s really important. Do it for your children and your grandchildren. Do it for your neighbors, your fellow Americans. Do it for the Lord, and do it for America.

 

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Believing the Bible

4335840947_14026b2da5Memory Verse:  “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16)

The Bible is the best selling book of all time. At least a hundred million copies are sold each year; and more than six billion copies  have been distributed throughout the world. Why is it so popular? Because people believe it. They know that it is true. Sixty-three percent of American adults believe that the Bible is the word of God. (Rasmussen Reports)

The Bible was written by men, but God told them what to say. “Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1:2) When Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, he wrote what God told him to write. He recorded ideas that originated in the mind of God, such as the Ten Commandments.

People who think they’re smart usually know nothing about life. God is smarter than all of us put together, and he actually does know everything. All of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are to be found in him. Since he’s God and we’re not, he gets to make the rules. He gets to say what’s right and wrong, not us. The Ten Commandments are God’s rules for living a happy and successful life.

The Bible is God’s testimony, and it is truth. Satan keeps telling the same old lie. He insists that the truth is not true. He says, the Bible’s not true; there is no God; there’s no such thing as right or wrong; and there is no such thing as truth. He tries to keep everyone in the dark and keep them from hearing the truth of God’s word.

Truth is the most power weapon we have. When you know what the Bible says, you’ll be armed with the truth; and you won’t believe the lies of the Devil. He will have no power over you, and you will be free from his influence.

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32) When you believe the Bible, you will know that God is our Creator. You will know Jesus, the Son of God, and you will be part of the Kingdom of God.

Abraham knew God, and he “staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” (Romans 4:20-21)

He acted like he believed what God said. In fact, he based his whole life on it. That’s the same kind of faith you have. That’s how you became a Christian. You believed that Jesus died for you, that your sins would be forgiven, and that God raised him from the dead. You believed that the Bible is true.

It is your job as a Christian to believe the Bible to such an extent that you base your life on it. That is the kind of faith that pleases God, the faith he accounts as righteousness.

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The Value of The Golden Rule

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When I was a kid in school, back in the Fifties, the Golden Rule was part of the ciriculum, just as it had always been. “Golden Rule? What is the Golden Rule,” I asked. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” they said. “Treat other people the way you want them to treat you.”

So, I had heard about the Golden Rule. I knew what it was, but that doesn’t mean that I put it into practice. This was something that I was supposed to do. But, why should I bother? What’s in it for me? What do I care about other people? Let them fend for themselves.

If I had only known the value of the Golden Rule, my life would have been a lot easier, and I would be a lot richer. Listen to what I’ve learned in the school of life, and you can learn from my mistake.

The Golden Rule is a concept that originated in the mind of God. It is the secret of success in every area of life. If you want your marriage and family to succeed, follow the Golden Rule. If you want your business to succeed, follow the Golden Rule. It’s the key to maintaining good relationships with other people. Everyone wants to be loved and respected, just like you do. Give them what they want. Love them, and they will love you back.

Jesus said that you could fulfill all of God’s commandments by loving God with all your heart, and loving your neighbor as yourself. Loving God= obeying him. God commanded us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Jesus didn’t do away with the Ten Commandments. He fulfilled them, and he consolidated them into a single commandment, to love your neighbor as yourself.

All the promises of God are contingent upon obeying God, by loving our neighbor as ourselves. Look at Romans 8:28, “For we know that all things work together for good to them that love God. .  .”

We are not saved by keeping God’s commandments. But we are recipients of his favor when we please him by keeping his commandment from the heart.We’re showing God that we love him by obeying his word. And he is showing us his favor by granting us the things that we desire.

The Bible says in Galatians 6:7, “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” What would happen if you were constantly sowing good things? Then, you would be constantly be reaping good things.

And the circumstances of your life will be affected by your obedience to God, just like God promised in Deuteronomy 5:33, “You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.”

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You’re Not Far From the Kingdom of God

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Some Christians are not very Christ-like. They’re mean and they live like the devil. Why is that?

I think that the answer can be found in the following passage of scripture.

And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus Answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord Our God Is One Lord: And Thou Shalt Love The Lord Thy God With All Thy Heart, And With All Thy Soul, And With All Thy Strength: this is the first commandment.

And the second is like, namely this, Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself, There is none other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other than  he: And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings, and sacrifices.

And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God.  Mark 12:28-34

This is one of the most informative passages in the Bible. In just a few words, Jesus has explained The Ten Commandments and revealed the meaning of the Bible. So it’s easy to get carried away with these exciting revelations and not notice what Jesus said to the Scribe, Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God.

What Jesus was saying to the Scribe is this: “You’re close to the Kingdom of God.  You’re not there yet, but you’re close.”

Close, but not there! Wait a minute, this guy was a scribe. He knew and understood the scriptures. How can a man know so much about the Bible, and still be excluded from the Kingdom of  God? What was he, one step away from heaven? Where did he go wrong?

He thought that he was in right-standing with God because of what he knew. But he was wrong. He knew a lot, but knowledge, in itself, won’t get you there. To enter the Kingdom of God, there are some things you have to know; but, there are some things you have to do.

There are many people who believe that God exists, and that Jesus exists. But that doesn’t make them Christians. There’s more to being a Christian than merely believing that God exists. Even the devils believe that.

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. James 2:19

There’s a good reason these people are nothing like Jesus. They’re not Christians. They think that they are, but they’re wrong.

They believe that they’re Christians, but they’re not. They’re not a part of the Kingdom of God. They’re close, but they’re not there.

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It Is Impossible to Enslave a Bible-Reading People

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Horace Greeley (1811-1872) was the founding editor of the New York Tribune. He was an influential American journalist and political leader. He said, “It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.”

The current events of the day show this is certainly true. The American People are refusing to be enslaved by their government, and live in a Socialist state.

The Liberals and Socialists of America were aware of this connection between freedom and the Bible. They thought that the first step to enslave us would be to take away our Bibles. They have spent the last fifty years trying to remove God and the Bible from our culture.

The Bible is banned from our public schools. The Ten Commandments have been excluded from schools, and some local courthouses. That is ridiculous when you consider that the Ten Commandments are a permanent part of the US Supreme Court building. But the American people are still holding on to “their guns and their religion.”

Everything the Liberals, the Secularists, and the Socialists have done has come to nothing. They don’t know they are fighting against God and have no chance of winning. They have limited themselves to the wisdom of men, and that doesn’t amount to much.

Jesus said in John 8:31-32, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” God’s word has made us free and keeps us free.  We are the most free people on earth and we intend to stay that way

The Liberals may have removed the Bible from our schools, but they cannot remove it from our hearts and minds. We will pass it on to our children and our grandchildren.

The United States has always been the land of the free. Americans will never surrender the freedoms guaranteed us by our Constitution. We are the envy of the world, and the most prosperous nation the world has ever seen.

The United States is most definitely a Christian nation. That is how we started and that is who we are. According to the Rasmussen Survey, 63% of Americans believe that the Bible is the word of God, and 79% believe that Jesus rose from the dead.

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