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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Science: Creation and the great eclipse of 2017



August 21, 2017
Peoria, IL
92-93% coverage
Begins: 11:50:37
Maximum: 13:17:20
Ends: 14:41:5

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?

Civil Rights: Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.



Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
A Baptist preacher.

"Rev. Martin Luther King... found the Bible so compelling that his undergraduate degree was in Bible studies and his Ph.D. was in theology." (1)

"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." (1, from sermon "A Knock at Midnight")

Unfortunately, in 2017, the culture of death and politics of government dependence has created a culture with no ethics, morality, or humanity, in other words, "the midnight of moral degeneration."

Disciple: Notes from Stuart Briscoe



Notes on being a disciple of Jesus Christ from Stuart Briscoe's message delivered at Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference Week 5, 2017.

The word disciple is used 100's of times in the new testament. One of the first actions Jesus took in His ministry was to recruit disciples.

the four critical rules of firearm safety


"Do not unsheath me without reason. Do not wield me without valor."
- unknown

The Four Critical Rules of Firearm Safety:

1. Consider all weapons to be loaded at all times.

2. Never point a weapon at anything you do not want to put a bullet through.

3. Never put your finger on the trigger unless you want to shoot.

4. Know your target and what’s behind it.

Civil Government: The Mayflower Compact



An example of an agreement to form "a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid"

Mayflower Compact (emphasis added)
Agreement Between the Settlers at New Plymouth : 1620

Liberty: The Higher Law and Moral Framework of Liberty



Samuel Adams taught that people will not give up liberties or be subdued if they have knowledge and virtue. But if they are ignorant and immoral (un-virtuous), they will be defeated without foreign invaders. Krisanne Hall says "with knowledge there is power." (1)

What informed the founders that they would be willing to give their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to fight for liberty?
They had knowledge! (2)

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