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"If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself."
—St. Augustine

Merry Christmas Illinois



"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas!

Oh what a great hope we have in Jesus!

I pray for Illinois and for it's citizens to know this great hope. I pray for revival among Christ's churches in Illinois to share the Good News through words and acts of love, mercy, and justice.

Property Rights: LaVoy Finicum executed by the FBI


[latest update: 2017-12-15]

January 26, 2016. Another sad day for America.

Western states ranchers and freemen were protesting federal government (mis)management of State's land (Ref. 3). No burning, no looting, no riots in the streets like Ferguson, Boston, or Occupy Wall Street. Yet, the FBI (aka Federal Bureau of Intimidation, aka Red Coats, aka Storm Troopers), has arrested the leadership, wounded one, and killed one!

Once again the FBI is being used as the Hammer of Oppression. (Ref. 1, 2)

Robert LaVoy Finicum

Executed by the Storm Troopers (FBI) January 26, 2016.

Thanksgiving


Protestant pilgrims are shown on the deck of the ship Speedwell before their departure for the New World from Delft Haven, Holland, on July 22, 1620. William Brewster, holding the Bible, and pastor John Robinson lead Governor Carver, William Bradford, Miles Standish, and their families in prayer. Painted by Robert Weir (1803-1889).
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EmbarkationPilgrims.jpg)

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Truth: The Human Heart and Lessons of good and evil from Wonder Woman



Lessons on the sinful condition of the human heart, the reality of the battle of good and evil, and how love wins!

God

The fictional story of Wonder Woman is rooted in Greek Mythological gods (as in little "g" false gods).

myth: an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true.

Paul confronted these little "g" mythical god's when he was in Athens:

Disciple: ambassadors of Christ



Prayer:
"Dear Heavenly Father, we are humbled that you have called us and appointed us to be ambassadors of Christ in a world that is not our home.
We pray that your Holy Spirit will empower us to walk worthy of the calling.
We pray that Your unconditional love will flow through us to those who desperately need Your saving grace.
In the name of Christ who is worthy, amen." (1)

"In his book, Fishers of Men, Dr. Sumner Wemp describes what it means to be an ambassador of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings:

Justice: Jury Duty




image source: Fully Informed Jury Association fija.org
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Judicial branch and Jury information can be found in Article III, Amendment V, Amendment VI, Amendment VII of the Constitution.

"Look at jury service as an opportunity to "do good" for yourself and others. It's your chance to help the justice system deliver justice, which is absolutely essential to a free society." (1)

Call to Prayer: 40 Days of Prayer. August 21, 2017




There is a lot of violence, division, and anger in America right now.

Alt-Left, AntiFa, KKK white supremacists, and Alt-Right.

Why? I think it is "Because the Church has been 'led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ' (2 Corinthians 11:2-4) and has become friends with the world and enemies of God (James 4:4-5)."
[see Hope: Modern Day Idols and Idolatry of the Church]

We need Christ!

"And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven.... But we have forgotten God...." (Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day)

"Moral principles have lost their distinctiveness. For modern man, absolute right and wrong are a matter of what the majority is doing. Right and wrong are relative to likes and dislikes and the customs of a particular community. We have unconsciously applied Einstein's theory of relativity, which properly described the physical universe, to the moral and ethical realm ... This mentality has brought a tragic breakdown of moral standards, and the midnight of moral degeneration deepens." (Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., from sermon "A Knock at Midnight")

I have answered the call to 40 days of prayer.

John Quincy Adams on the Bible

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), the sixth President of the United States, served as the Chairman of the American Bible Society in 1844. He was still serving as a U.S. Congressman at age 76. In a speech that same year, given to the American Bible Society on February 27, he shared his beliefs about the Bible:

Science: Are we in the Matrix? Evidence of design



A recent article describes how science is pointing to design, but instead of looking to the Designer, "our most prominent scientific and tech thinkers seriously propose we are living in a computer program."

Why would secular scientists, that normally make fun of Christians for pointing out the evidence of design all around us, be suggesting that we are living in a created simulation? Because the evidence of science points to a creator! Yet they refuse to follow the evidence to the truth and instead move to un-scientific philosophies. "embracing the Matrix Scenario and the idea of infinite universes allows their propounders to remain materialists in good standing."

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.

So they are without excuse.

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