Live!

July 8, 2020

Here is judicial life. The sinner is ready to be condemned, but the mighty One saith, “Live,” and he rises pardoned and absolved. It is spiritual life. We knew not Jesus—our eyes could not see Christ, our ears could not hear his voice—Jehovah said “Live,” and we were quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins.-CHS

Revolution

July 4, 2020

Which revolution will we choose?

America is at a crossroads. The atmosphere is ripe for a revolution. But there are two different paths—and the outcomes are as different as the values and principles which animate each path.

And each of the two paths has an historical analog. One resembles the American Revolution. The other will be very like the French Revolution.

We need to understand the historical difference. Our future depends on it.

The American Revolution was a conservative effort to restore long-established rights. The British Parliament, aided by King George, took steps to erode long-standing principles of government. For 150 years, the American colonies had been self-governing on domestic matters. And the rights of Englishmen were expected and generally honored.

Both of those foundational premises began to be eroded in the 1760s and 1770s. And when enforcement troops fired upon Lexington and Concord, the founding generation had enough. They were citizens and not subjects.

The American Revolution was designed to restore a moral and political framework with newly clarified ideals that showed the path forward. All men are created equal and are endowed with God-given rights.

The French Revolution was radical. All institutions had to be destroyed. The state. The church. The society. The moral framework.

Everything that preceded was evil. And only the guillotine could purge the evil. But the effort to purge knew no bounds because there was no transcendent moral framework to which humans were ultimately responsible.

At the core, the difference between the two revolutions was the view of man and the view of God. One embraced God and His moral framework. The other rejected God and it devolved into chaotic violence. One lasted. The other was replaced with the despotism of Napoleon.

We have all witnessed the French revolutionary wannabes in Seattle. They have their counterparts elsewhere.

They claim that our nation was founded in illegitimacy. America’s roots must be dug up, destroyed, and torn down.

Socialism and the attendant violent coercion has episodic eruptions but it is backed by Governors and mainstream media who embrace the ultimate views and goals of the revolution.

America was conceived in illegitimacy and must be fundamentally changed.

A conservative revolutionary moment is also simmering just below the surface.

While we see one set of forces set free to march and riot and destroy, the rest of us are under lockdown orders that tear at the fabric of our daily lives as well as our societal institutions.

Take one example that represents a much larger set of problems with which we are all too familiar.

The Governor of California has banned churches from singing.

Rioters can chant and scream. Church members may not sing.

This ban is utterly beyond the pale of a representative democracy (which is properly known as a republic).

One man is not supposed to have this kind of power. All laws are supposed to be passed by legislative bodies. Laws are not supposed to be changed by daily edicts issued at press conferences.

A leader in a freedom loving country would lead by urging citizens to take wise action. A leader in a tyranny tells his subjects what they must do for today until he issues a new edict tomorrow.

Every facet of society has been hijacked by leaders who play by no rules except the ones they invent on an ad hoc basis.

We are not living under the rule of law. We are subjects under the rule of men.

The two revolutions will be competing for our votes in November.

No leader in either party is a perfect representation of the two schools of thought. But make no mistake about it. One school of thought is going to prevail in November and the consequences will be nation changing.

As for me, I intend to vote for candidates who believe in the principles of the American Revolution. All men are created equal and are endowed by God with inalienable rights. We need to improve on these ideals but we must preserve our foundational truths.

Freedom, with imperfections, is infinitely better than the tyrannical pursuit of a socialist utopia. I choose freedom.-MF

Armor Up

July 4, 2020

Thousands march in the streets with no mask, no distance guidelines, with total government support and encouragement while churches are held to the strictest of standards or face severe penalties or arrest.

Christians are told they are no longer allowed to sing or worship in a public assembly while people sit elbow to elbow on slot machines in casinos.

Our citizens are being “conditioned” to just say yes to the government (wear mask, stay inside your home, can’t open your business to survive, can’t assemble to worship) regardless of ones constitutional rights.

Have you noticed the one similarity? Isolation. The power of unity and fellowship is being attacked knowing isolation leads one to despair and hopelessness setting the stage for one’s dependence on the government and sources outside their faith, church, and spiritual environment.

Our attention is being distracted with other issues while the agenda of our real enemy is taking place before us. We are just too busy fighting with one another to see it.

The disciples: Lord, what is the sign of your coming.

Jesus: Pray that no man deceives you. A spirit of deception.

It’s not political, it’s spiritual. Ephesians 6. Time to armor up.

We fight not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Words of Pastor Dan Livingston

PSS

July 2, 2020

The public education system is nothing about learning anymore. It is developing into a major leftist indoctrination machine.

Calling

June 28, 2020

Every lawful trade may be sanctified by the gospel to noblest ends.-CHS

Selective Tyrants

June 26, 2020

The worst tyranny is not from severe rules equally enforced-

It is from severe rules selectively enforced.

Then rules simply become a weapon of power, which is what we have with the fraudulent Democrats and their “wokeness”

Home, Church, State

June 25, 2020

“Satan, the chief conspirator, has been working through the world to break down the first institution of the home and to remove the rod, effectively removing the restraints of evil and sin designed to be used during the formative years of children born into sin.

This initial breakdown of the home has made it much easier, and even culturally palatable to move on to the second institution. We have seen Satan working through the world to oppose the church in general, rejecting her authority (the Bible), and undermining what she teaches, while diminishing, and now seemingly destroying her standing and role in society. Sadly, instead of strongly rejecting the work of Satan in this area, and the encroachment of the world into the church, we have seen churches across the country respond by abandoning God’s design for the church, including the use of the keys. What is the result? Well, predictably, it has produced churches filled with unregenerate members free to sin without restraint.

Now, in the very days in which we are living, we are watching, for the first time in this country, a significant attack by Satan on the third institution, and especially on its means of restraining and correcting evil through authority structures like the police. Granted, this institution, unlike the church, is at times led by godless, and even wicked men. Those men, however, do not seem to be at the heart of the collective national focus at this time. As the world rises up in desperate rage against the police departments of our world in a broader sense, calling out for their defunding and in some cases abolishment, we are seeing the work of the great conspirator. Make no mistake, Satan’s aim is to ensure sin rules the day, and to remove any and all obstacles to it, while encouraging men, women, and children to reject God and embrace their depravity.”

Shepherding the Family

June 20, 2020

“Shepherding your family well is a task you must commit to because you know it to be right, and you see it as a means of grace that God will use to bless you and your family. However, it’s not a practice that will eliminate all your problems. It is not a cure-all. It’s not as though we shepherd our families well for a period of time, then sit back and enjoy the fruit of our labors. Shepherding is an ongoing task. The work isn’t done until the Good Shepherd calls us home.” –Voddie Baucham

Now Hiring

June 18, 2020

Now Hiring: Police Officer

Are you interested in becoming part of the occupation with the highest suicide rate of any profession? If you choose not to kill yourself, you’ll be happy to know that a 2013 study published by the National Institutes of Health found the average life expectancy of a police officer to be 57. Does a divorce rate of almost certainty sound great to you?

Well then, once you go through an invasive and detailed background check, physiological examination, physical examination, fitness test, written test and a 6 month long (often live in) boot camp style academy, you’ll be released to the streets where uncertainty and possible death wait around every corner!

Before your first tour of duty, you can look forward to being issued used and often expired body armor that may or may not fit well but will still “probably” stop a bullet. A used firearm, sometimes 20 years old or older with no maintenance record, will be what you depend upon for your life. Rest assured that more often than not your equipment will be whatever was cheapest! You will be trained to the state MINIMUM standards, gray areas will often be entered in training as you’re given a poorly photocopied and dated handout to read on your own time for your official training. Sometimes you will go your entire carrier without getting a refresher on some of the courses you had in the academy!

But that’s not all!

  • How would you like to work 6 days on, 2 days off
  • Rotate to midnights every 2 weeks
  • Weekends, holidays are a must, every year
  • Mandatory overtime, often with no notice!
  • Court on your days off
  • Natural disaster, blizzard, pandemic – forget your family, home and personal safety and get to work slacker.
  • Morning and or afternoon court on your midnight rotation (Sleep??….Suck it up butter cup!)
  • An entry-level police officer starts off making $31,965 per year on average in the US according to reported salaries by Indeed users! Finally get that used car from 2003 you’ve been eyeing up!
  • You’ll have a split second to make a choice, but don’t fear! The Monday morning quarterbacks and Facebook lawyers will have your back and be sure to correct you with how they would have handled the situation better.
  • Eating at a restaurant? – make sure to request they hold the spit, ground glass and rat poison
  • Dated equipment – by the rust old locker full! Some of which is known to cause crippling injury – (But it looks squared away and it’s the way we’ve always done it)
  • Risk everything for people who hate you – even if you’re killed – the lawyers will come after your estate and leave your wife and kids in the gutter. If the Lawyers fail, you’ll be a hero and your wife and kids will get a flag of medium quality from your local Lowes etc. to fill your void.

But wait, act now and you’ll also get:

  • Assaulted and injured at a rate three times higher than any other profession
  • Be sent into Covid 19 areas with no training and no equipment! We’ve lost 121 officers this year alone, the next one could be you!
  • Dead Bodies, yeah you get to touch and smell them, be careful of the “poppers and leakers”
  • Rape victims, children beaten and molested – you get to see all their attackers get a slap on the wrist after spending weeks investigating the crimes!
  • Criminals you arrest, it’s a race you’ll always lose- no matter how fast you are at the paperwork they’ll be out faster.
  • Arrest someone’s kids for doing wrong? Don’t you have anything better to do? Be prepared to get berated on how petty, racist and worthless you are.

Now you’re asking, how can this get any better? For a limited time, we’re also throwing in:

  • Family and friends exiting your life forever
  • The family and friends that choose to still speak with you will be sure to bring up how bad “this one cop was” at fun events like Christmas, kids birthday parties and family reunions.
  • Criminals and scumbags alike will use you to use the system. You’ll get put in harms way time and time again for their petty games and reckless antics.

Use promo code (Oink) now and we’ll also include these bonuses:

  • Threatening your family (especially children) with murder and rape!
  • Pays cuts or frozen salaries
  • PTSD from decades of horrors like burned children, rotting corpses, getting shot at, violent attacks from the very people who called you for help, blood and guts from car accidents, people who use you as their means of completing suicide and more!
  • Racist – your background check made sure you weren’t, but as soon as you dawn the uniform you now are “Blue Hitler.”
  • Just remember that when the time for you to get greedy and ask for standard benefits or a pay increase, you’ll get the same answer we’ve been giving you for decades “ We really appreciate the hard work you do, but its just not in the budget this year.”

BEST OF All

If you’re selfless enough to do this thankless job – You’ll forever be in the debt and gratitude of millions of great Americans who love and support you. The silent majority whose trust you have earned and respect you have won.

Hold the line, stay safe and God bless you!

Family Time

June 15, 2020

“We deeply want a revival of domestic religion. The Christian family was the bulwark of godliness in the days of the Puritans; but in these evil times hundreds of families of so-called Christians have no Family Worship, no restraint upon growing sons, and no wholesome instruction or disciple. How can we hope to see the kingdom of our Lord advance when His own disciples do not teach His Gospel to their own children?” —Charles Spurgeon