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Jesus Wore A Hood?


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Yes, the Trayvon Martin thing is a tragedy.

This is just a response to media like

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This is just wrong.

Consequently, where do “they” get that Jesus wore a hood anyway?

Maybe He did, maybe He didn’t.

But I’m pretty sure He never got suspended for Marijuana.

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March 30, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Voting & Elections in General


Ever since I can remember I have been of the opinion that, if you don’t vote, you have no right to complain if the country goes to pot.  I viewed non-voters as complacent, lazy, or just plain frustrated with the choices.   But recently I was reading a book entitled Taking America Back by Joseph Farah.  While I can’t say I will always follow his advice, I can say as a Christian, his words ring true.  So without elaborating, I will just quote him and allow you to comment.

“You can’t vote for the lesser of two evils because that is still voting for evil.  It’s better not to participate in evil at all.  This is a hard one for many Americans who have become conditioned to the idea that voting is their central civic duty.  It may be-but not if it means supporting evil, even a shade of evil…
… So many Americans say that failure to vote for one of the two major party candidates in any election is tantamount to “throwing your vote away.”  I say voting for an illegitimate candidate-one who will not live under the rule of law and abide by the Constitution-is throwing your vote away.  If you don’t have a choice, don’t vote.  Don’t pretend you have a choice.  Don’t dignify corrupt system with your participation in a charade.”

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April 12, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interracial Marriage


Interracial Marriage

Is It Ok?

Seeing that our new president is the product of an interracial relationship questions about the subject have once again come to the forefront.  Whether you speak from a Christian or secular viewpoint, I want your input; so feel free to leave a comment.

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude 1:7

Most, if not all commentators suggest that “strange flesh” really means “same sex.” In these last days, there sure is a lot of that going on. But is that what the writer meant?  If we had no more to go on that the names Sodom and Gomorrha, that’s certainly a conclusion you would come to.  However, according to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary “Strange” means (1.) Foreign; belonging to another country.

I’m no Greek scholar, but I did look up the term on my computer. Strong says “strange” comes from the Greek term heteros (as in heterosexual). A form of that word, meaning “other” or “different,” appears nearly 100 times. Now, I said it came from heteros but the exact form of the word in Jude 1:7 (“strange flesh”) is heteras which occurs only twice. The only other place is found in Heb 7:13 – “For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.”

I would also like to point out all the warnings the Book of Proverbs gives concerning “strange women.”  (Pr 2:16; 5:3,20; 6:24; 7:5; 20:16; 23:27; 27:13)  I’m aware of the spiritual application there, but I certainly wouldn’t fault a person for applying it literally and not “spiritualizing” it.

I know this topic is highly controversial and that is why I posted it.    Men and women from both sides of this issue are seeking help and spiritual guidance on this issue.  For that reason I speak plainly.

I do not know whether God is always opposed to Gentiles marrying outside of their respective races.  I know it would be sin for me. If I came home with a Nubian Goddess, mom and dad would have a heart attack and needless to say, that would go against Matthew 19:19 “Honour thy father and thy mother…”

But Interracial or not, a couple who won’t honor God and their parents during the courtship, has no reason to expect the blessings of God during their marriage.

For those on the fence, I would have to advise you to marry within your own race because, frankly, we live in a cruel world.  Even among churchgoing folk, racial bigotry and stereotypes run rampant.

But if you’re already married interracially, don’t let the devil beat you up about it.  No, you won’t be accepted everywhere and that’s just a fact you will have to live with.  But I promise you one thing; God’s people will love you.

I’m looking forward to any comments on the subject and especially on Jude 1:7.

We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren…” (1John 3:14)

November 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments