Passion 2013 #6 (Kristian Stanfill + Louie Giglio and others) Important Discussion on Modern Day Human Trafficing
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I am truly sorry to say that this is happening in my state!
More good news for Arkansans!!!
“It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe, without the agency of a Supreme Being. It is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being. It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being. Religion is as necessary to reason, as reason is to religion. The one cannot exist without the other. A reasoning being would lose his reason, in attempting to account for the great phenomena of nature, had he not a Supreme Being to refer to; and well has it been said, that if there had been no God, mankind would have been obliged to imagine one.” Paulding, Life of Washington Vol. 2 p. 209
My thanks to Professor X at Partnering With Eagles, and I am so happy to be included with such a wonderful group of Patriots. God bless you all!
I will give fair warning that some people might find this post offensive and it is not my intent to offend. What my intent is is to bring to the forefront a problem that is only spoken about with people you trust to a certain degree and a problem that is covered up and plastered over in political correctness to another degree.
Let me start by saying that I am awaiting God‘s Kingdom where we can all live together and that immigration itself is a great thing. What I do have a problem with is the open border mentality that seems to say, let anyone come across no matter their purpose. Not everyone who enters this country wants either the best for themselves, or the best for the people of this country. As parents we have a responsibility for our children to protect them from harm. From drugs, from those who would molest or rape them, and from those who would use them in many other ways for evil. Turning a blind eye to the evil that comes across the border simply enables even more of it to come across.
There are those who say, yes, but it isn’t Christian to block people from entering the best country in the world! And I agree! However, God Himself tells us that we should obey the law does He not? Those that come here illegally are not following God’s will, does that make their actions right? There is a process to obtain entrance to the country, but like other laws, there are some who think that it doesn’t apply to them. They want what they want and they will take it regardless of the cost to others or the rights that they infringe upon.
Another question to ask is are we truly aiding those who want to come here for a better life. If by our actions we are allowing them to be abused and used by others for an evil purpose, in my mind this tells me we are doing the work of evil and not good. The use of drugs and the use of innocents to carry and distribute those drugs has increased and will continue to increase if we simply turn a blind eye to it. Spreading out from that is murder, rape, robbery, and all other immoral actions. We see increased costs to everyone, not in money, although that is a factor, but in lives lost and heartache as well.
Laws are established by a government in order to protect the borders and people within that country. We as citizens have a responsibility to follow the laws or work with in the system to change them. We as Christians owe first to God! This is not a question of God over government, this is a question of respect for God’s will over people’s desire. People desiring to do harm to others do not have the right, nor do we owe them the opportunity, to break the laws of the country that we live in, in order to fulfill their desires. If we do this, we are saying that lawlessness should prevail!
God bless you, watch the video below, consider the cost and the loss, then if you see fit add to the discussion!
I reprinted this from Sami at Village of the Banned and Voting American; If you have never visited his sites and you love this country, he is a patriot first and foremost and you may learn a few things.. But be forewarned, he does not hold back and he is very passionate. He also has a cadre of very impassioned followers who are ready and willing to engage you. So if you are looking to learn or want to debate, it is a great place to check out. God bless!
Bill of Rights
The Preamble to The Bill of Rights
March 4th 1789
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.
ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
Note: The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the “Bill of Rights.”
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
I haven’t really written anything about the Supreme Court’s ruling this week that the Healthcare Bill that passed, is actually constitutional based on the fact that it is a tax. I have a lot of questions and I do not like the answers. I am going to pose some of those questions to you my friends and would like you to consider the answer.
- Are there now any limits on what Congress can require us to purchase?
- Can Congress now tax us for our lifestyle?
- Has Congress given one un-elected person in the form of the HHS Secretary, the power to decide what is the correct lifestyle we need to live?
- Can this be used for Religious Beliefs? By that I mean can the HHS Secretary decide that a Christian lifestyle would be dangerous and therefore anyone who practices our faith could be taxed so much that we can not survive?
- Have we gone from limited government to unlimited government?
- If this is not repealed by the next Congress and it continues in force, can it be stopped at any other point?
I realize that some of these are questions without answers, but the possibilities that I see are not ones that lead to good. This seems to me to be mans attempt to force utopia onto his fellow man. Social Engineering at it’s worst. I know that there are some who look forward to the benefits, but I ask you to take a closer look at the probabilities that mortal man will use this to try and force those that don’t agree with his idea of utopia, to accept it anyway. Just as Nebuchadezzer tried to force Shadrah, Meshach, and Abedniggo to bow down to his golden idol, we will probably be pressured to abide by rules and regulations that we find repugnant. But like the “three men in the fire” we have reassurance that God will be with us and we can trust that whatever they try to force upon us, as long as we have faith and stand true to the word of God, He will be the “fourth man in the fire.”
I am continually amazed at the wonders of medical progress that is being made. I am even more amazed at how those same advances show us the miracles of God‘s creation. At one time it was fairly easy for those who promote abortion to convince the gullible that a baby growing in the womb was nothing more than a collection of cells that was perfectly okay to flush out of a womans system like nothing more than an enema flushing waste from the bowels.
With each advance in the field of medicine, we have irrefutable evidence of both the viability of the baby and the proof that this life is so much more than simply a collection of cells. If the baby in the womb was simply a collection of cells, surgeries such as those in the story that I have linked below would neither be needed nor would it work.
And yet, we have people out there from Planned Parenthood and from our own government that prey on the lack of intelligence of some, and the greed and selfishness of others, to convince them otherwise. These people feel that they have the right to decide who has the right live.
I am ashamed of the leaders of this country that are pushing us further and further into a culture of death. Leaders who argue that God’s will is not important, and that we should just shut up and sit down, because they have decided that they have this right, no matter what anyone else thinks. These same leaders push their culture of death off on poor countries in exchange for money that Congress allocated without strings. And yet in defiance of the will of Congress and the American people, the very laws of the land that they have sworn to uphold, the attach strings, forcing these countries to amend their own laws and provide, nay not just provide, but push abortion onto their own people.
Beyond their negligence and destructive attitudes toward the lives of the unborn, is their total disregard for the lives of the elderly and disabled as well. They argue that “quality of life” is the most important thing to judge a persons value by. By their standards, Mozark would have been left to die on the trash heap of history. Along with others whose disabilities would have prevented them from consideration in these peoples lives.
Many of these same people have so little regard for human life that they would rather see man die out in order to save some small lizard that they decide is endangered in the desert. They put the environment over human life, even to the extent that they are willing to falsify data in order to get the results that they want. When they are forced to admit that the environment in not a problem, they call those that disagree, stupid and uncaring.
If these same people would spend the time and money on saving human lives and protecting the unborn, we would be a lot closer to the utopia that they claim to want. But it is not really utopia that these people want. It is simply to have the power to control the lives and fortunes of everyone around them. Because they truly think that they are the only ones who are capable of making decisions for everyone.
This arrogance is evil! It is a path that will lead our country to destruction unless we change our ways.
Please read this heartwarming story from American Vision and pass it on to those who need reinforcement of the miracles of God, or to those who still believe in those who push the culture of death. God bless!
Written on JUNE 26, 2012 AT 10:49 AM by GARY DEMAR
I love science. I always have. I always will. Science is a window into God’s creation. The more we learn about the created order, the more we understood that none of what we see is here by accident. William Cowper (1731–1800) was right when he wrote that “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.” This is true in the operating room as doctors operate on babies while they are still in the sanctuary of their mother’s womb.
The latest example is the story of 20-month old Lyna Gonzalez. During her mother’s pregnancy, doctors discovered a benign tumor the size of a tennis ball growing on her unborn baby’s mouth. Doctors told Tammy there was little chance her daughter would survive birth – and if she did, she would require an immediate tracheotomy in order to breath and have multiple surgeries thereafter.
Dr. Ruben Quintero, a pioneer in fetal medicine, has treated many birth defects and high risk conditions while the baby is still in the womb. Quintero and Dr. Eftichia Kontopoulos operated on Tammy’s baby in utero. Using an endoscope guided by ultrasound they performed a first of its kind surgery and removed the tumor from the fetus’ mouth.
Leyna Mykaella Gonzalez was born healthy. The only sign of the surgery is a tiny scar on her mouth. Read the rest of this wonderful story at American Vision!
My friend Grumpy Elder has a story on a Vet that is being forced from his home. Now this is bad enough but to add insult to injury, the man is being forced to exhume his wife who is buried on the property and move her as well. I realize that sometimes bad things happen, but this is a case where there are other options available if the people involve were willing to work with the man. Please take time to read the rest of the story at Grumpy’s Opinions
I’m no lawyer at all, but it looks like Warren C. Bodeker is getting a raw deal, I have no idea what can be done about it except to ask if someone knows a smart, obnoxious lawyer with some ethics willing to take on another obnoxious lawyer…….
A legal fund has been set up, details are at the bottom of the article linked below..
Publicity will help the old gentleman, and won’t help the trustee’s law practice any, so make sure the story gets around….
Read the rest and watch the video at Grumpy’s Opinions…..
Another example of the flawed concept that death is a decision better made by those who would rather not bear the cost or the responsibility. A culture of death by elites who think that their idea of quality of life is the only one that counts. There selfish me first attitude that have taken any moral responsibility out of every part of our lives. The people who do not choose to believe in a higher power because they think that they are the highest power.
This is the same attitude that leads to increased murder, rape, and every other crime. If you are not responsible for your own actions, you can’t be held accountable and at the same time, those very people who don’t want you held accountable, think that your life is worthless anyway and they have the right to tell you how to live it. And now they also think that they have the right to decide when to end your life as well.