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OFFEND, OFFEND! Jesus “Offended” and Believers/Conservatives Should Follow!

“Clearly the show is not the right fit for you,” …… “I also do not want the show to be so extreme that it alienates the left.”….. Wrote the producer of a new online show allegedly created for Christian, conservative and libertarian female viewers. The producer terminated me in Facebook messenger after her dissatisfaction of my “passion” of the truth and disagreeing with the main host. The producer also included her bullet points for the show which was not shared with me until the termination – two of the points were rather interesting: “To avoid alienating listeners who may be affiliated with an entirely different set of beliefs and political views. * To avoid projecting intolerance and/or disrespect towards those who do not share their belief system including fellow co-hosts.”

No wonder America has a growing Marxist and anti-God movement! Even Obama boasted that America was no longer a Christian nation.  Americans have become far too sensitive to opposing views, the truth and God’s word. Unfortunately far too many Christians have concentrated on a few verses and not the whole context of scripture to just keep turning their other cheek sitting back while the so-called “progressives” aggressively take over the country and remove God from the public square.

Ephesians 6:14

“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place…”

A couple weeks before the show I received yet another facebook message from a fellow entrepreneur who shared they had “unfriended” another business associate, for which we are both friends, due to their passionate political timeline posts. This entrepreneur, whom I highly respect, stated when it comes to business we should not be vocal about our views publicly. Unfortunately this is an opinion shared by many in network marketing. The Bible is clear we are to be equally yoked in all relationships which include business. (John 15:18-19: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”) Therefore I respectfully disagreed with my associate and cited numerous successful, famous businessmen and women who did not shy away from publicly telling their political or religious views. Did my fellow associate became offended or hurt by my stance? No as a matter of fact, he appreciated the dialogue and we continued with a very lovely chat proving that disagreements can be a moment of enlightenment and growth for all participants.

Other individuals must also be frustrated with the whole kumbaya practice within conservative circles as well because recently I have read numerous articles with writers frustrated with the “shrinking violet” mentality of the “right” while the “left” continues their bullying and oft times violent attacks.

Thomas Jefferson once stated: “Question with boldness. Hold to the truth. Speak without fear.” Wise words advised in order to hold onto true liberty. The Founding Fathers verbally argued and even physically brawled due to their own disagreements. They did not concern themselves with “disrespecting or offending” those with opposing viewpoints. If these men had shied away from conflict, a Republic form of government with a Constitution would never had been formed. In fact George Washington warned: “If citizens start to take liberty for granted, if their culture — molded by journalists and writers, preachers and teachers — starts to hold other values in higher esteem, then the spirit that gives life to the Constitution will flicker out.” Obviously the likes of radical Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx took note and devised schemes to transform culture which indeed “molded” today’s media, entertainment, education and religious arenas. Today we are part of a society in which people of faith and conservative values are out-voiced by those with opposing views. In fact one can often hear republican-types apologizing for their words and offering that they are not a “racist” with homosexual and black friends. How many times do we hear those on the left apologizing and stating they have heterosexual and church-attending friends?

Nearly two decades ago a popular Christian book series began – The “Left Behind” novels told an end times story based on the Book of Revelations. In the second book, TRIBULATION FORCE, the Anti-Christ character, Nicolae, shares “…..the opportunity to achieve my lifelong dream, I want peace. I want global disarmament. I want the peoples of the world to live as one….” In the series, Nicolae leads the UN and takes over global communication demanding one viewpoint. Sound familiar?

Indeed the Anti-Christ’s mission is one shared by radicals like Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky, both of whom “honored” Satan in their work. In fact Alinsky declared that Satan was truly the “first radical”. Clearly we see the force of “liberal” views in society today by all means including physical violence. This same group constantly declaring they want “world peace” while showing strong intolerance of Godly and conservative morals.

1 Corinthians 2:14

“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”

We should not ever expect those with opposing views to agree or listen to us. God instead commands us to be “the salt of the earth” and with boldness and without apology spread both the Good News and moral truth. We should never cower or be afraid to rebuke a brother or sister in Christ who holds a false view. Remember Jesus so “offended” others that he was crucified to death. One should be honored when they “offend” others for speaking the Godly truth. Jesus even comforted believers to be bold with the following words: John 15:18-19: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

The producer was absolutely correct, her show was not a match for me as I refuse to be silenced or to lose my passion for truth and liberty. Those affiliated with the show may have good intentions, but alas the teachings of Jesus misunderstood. Recently I read a blog on the subject of “offending” and “disrespecting” others which reminded believers to be bold and to “offend” – do not let the title fool you: https://answersingenesis.org/bible-questions/christians-should-never-offend-anyone/

For those who read and study scripture they know there will NEVER be “peace” with the wicked. Yes, there will be a period of a false “peace” in which the Anti-Christ rules and believers will be “underground” while still witnessing to save others from eternal death, but the wicked will continue to plot and force their one world agenda. Thus we should heed the words from Proverbs 28:1 – “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.”

A few years ago I listened to our church pastor give a sermon on why the “church” was losing membership in our society. He cited a poll in which participants proclaimed they thought Jesus was cool, but they did not like Christians. They provided many reasons including both hypocrisy and not being “truthful” with their messages. Apparently those polled wanted to hear believers share the Gospel truth instead of sugar-coating their messages. However they were attracted to Jesus for his courage and honest ministry regardless if they agreed or not.

Perhaps the thirst for bold truth is one of the reasons, the very outspoken Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, instead of the more “tolerant, meek” republican candidates. Ann Coulter is a both a best-selling author and popular television guest who is always bold and never concerned about “offending or disrespecting” those who disagree with her views. Both Mark Dice and Paul Joseph Watson are rising alternative news voices due to their very outspoken and brash commentary. In fact “liberals” are constantly verbally attacking these two yet they still “listen” to their messages. Why? Because deep down that group wants to hear the truth as we are ALL made in the image of God, thus everyone craves Godly morality, even if they reject it in their own lives! If we intend to reach those who need to hear the truth, then we must do so by following Jesus’ example. Bear in mind, Jesus never said, “Please listen to me. I have a friend who was a prostitute. I do not want to come across as intolerant.”…..no, instead he boldly demanded, “Give up your life and follow me!”. He even lost his temper in the public square due to the rebellion of those with “opposing” beliefs.

Time for the “right” to stop worrying about “alienating” the “left” or “offending/disrespecting” others with opposing views! This “tolerant” practice is not winning souls or even minds! Wake up and follow the teachings of the Bible: Acts 28:31 – “Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.”

If we start practicing boldness and true liberty “free” speech, we will then be able to reach those who oppose us. Like those polled years ago shared, they truly want to hear the courageous TRUTH without apology! Although I do not share the same religious beliefs as Ghandi, I do agree with this famous quote: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” And “winning” is what we want to accomplish in order to change minds, hearts and souls for eternal life!

 

 

 

 

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The Truth Battles Racism

The Black-Female-Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-President, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, stated after the Oscar-nominee-announcements, “the all-white acting slate inspires me to accelerate the academy’s push to be more inclusive.” and “hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity.” (Does anyone else see the irony?)

Last year the poignant film “12 Years a Slave” swept the Oscars with the movie winning “Best Film of the Year”.  The film, based on the book of the same name, was directed and produced by the very talented Steve McQeen (the Black gentlemen, not the deceased legendary actor). In addition Lupita Nyong’O won the award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her work in the film.

In fact if you examine the last 5 years of the Academy Awards, one would discover a list of “diverse” nominees and winners including the brilliant Denzil Washington, the lovely Octavia Spencer., the legendary Morgan Freeman, the vivacious Mo’Nique and many more.

Ms. Boone-Isaacs is not the only complaining commentator regarding the nominations, besides film critics, Salon.com, and a few more, Al Sharpton declared that “an emergency meeting” must take place.  An emergency?  Why, was there a terrorist threat against the film academy?  Perhaps a ‘sniper’?

Since Clint Eastwood was an outspoken critic of Obama and supported the GOP Presidential ticket back in 2012, I suspect with his film “American Sniper” earning several nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Editing, this caused some disturbance within Sharpton and others..  (Frankly, I think it is more perplexing that the film earned almost every other nomination, except for Best Director.)

Will Sharpton and all the other ‘judges’ demand for the call of “an emergency meeting” and diversity after the announcements for the Black Entertainment Television, the Black Vine Entertainment, the American Latino Media Arts, or the Latin Grammy Awards?  I suspect not.  I understand groups wanting to reward their ‘own’ communities and honestly have no issue with the various award shows, But since there is no Caucasian Entertainment Awards (and if one existed, there would be national outrage from special interest groups, politicians, media, and Hollywood), the Academy Awards should be the one show for which TALENT and NOT “race or diversity” be the ONLY criteria.

Now if the Oscars turns into a campaign for ‘race and diversity’ instead of artistry in the future, then it would be only fair for a Caucasian only awards show just like every other group; otherwise the entertainment community becomes just another oppressed, hypocritical, judgmental community – instead of the “free speech”, diverse community they claim to magnify.

Amid all the Academy backlash, the Oprah Winfrey produced “Selma” has been nominated for Best Picture.  Perhaps the real outcry is due to the fact none of “Selma’s” actors were nominated for any of the acting categories.  Since the Hollywood community is really “left of center” in both social issues and politics, I am more inclined to believe the work and the ‘inside-Hollywood Studio-campaign to be nominated’ vs. “racism” are closer to the truth.

SELMA is an historical-drama based on the 1965 Civil Rights March lead by the distinguished Martin Luther King, Jr. As we honor King’s birthday this weekend after a year of ‘hoodies’, Ferguson, riots/looting and rantings from Sharpton,Jackson,Holder and Obama, “civil rights” is back at the top of discussions.  In fact based on the numerous entertainment, media, and political reports, one is expected to believe we are back living in the chattel slavery days with all ‘white’ people wearing pointy hoods and burning crosses on lawns.

Is this the truth?   The President of the United States, the hit ABC show “Black-ish”, top current Billboard artists – Beyonce, Nick Minaj, Big Sean, Usher (and many more), hit film SELMA, the NBA, the NFL….seriously does a list even need to be created?!!

According to the latest *U.S. Census statics 62..6% of America is ‘white’ while 17.1% are Hispanic or Latino, 13.2% are Black or African American, 5.3% Asian, 1.2% are Native American Indian, and 2.6% are a mixture of other races.  Considering these statistics, there is a higher than proportional representation of minority races in media, entertainment, and politics.

While the chanting of “Black Lives Matter” sweeps the nation (and I agree – in fact all lives matter), there is a disturbing statistic which cites the Black community possesses the highest rate of abortion.*  Approximately 2/3 of all abortions are unfortunately amongst the minority populations.

Furthermore, in contrast to public accusations, racial crimes are not an epidemic in America.*  In fact the opposite, every race seems to victimize their own race.  In addition, staying true to the U.S. population, whites commit the most crimes in America today.

So why all the charges of “racism” growing louder?  Plain and simple – AGENDA!  Hitler’s Nazi Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels boldly stated, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”**

One of the Marxism theories insists in the derision of any ruling class and eroding any type of higher economic class. In fact American social and racial community organizer, Saul Alinsky stated in his first of 12 “Rules for Radicals”: RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have. Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.”

Recently a flyer* was posted up at a BART station in the San Francisco Bay area which demanded a communist revolution across America.  The posting stated “…having a Black president does not change shit for us…” and a a couple sentences later demanded a call for “….overthrowing the capitalist-imperialist system…”.  Photos and videos from post Ferguson riots across the country showed communist organization signs proving they were leading the charges attempting to incite race wars.

In addition, to the current radical agenda, back in 1871, Albert Pike, considered an historic Freemason leader, wrote a letter drafting a plan for three major wars to result in both an economic disaster and a ‘new world order’.*  An excerpt from the letter proves ‘communism’ was a tool to accomplish the feat: “At the end of the (first) war, Communism will be built and used in order to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions.”   The ‘second war’ portion cites the following: “…International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm.”  And the third war part of the letter states: “…..Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view.”

Christians should not be shocked with Pike’s plan since scripture clearly warns us that Satan is the Great Deceiver, Divider, and Liar.  John 8:44: “..He (Satan) was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. ” Revelation 12:9: “…the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world….”

Now I am not suggesting that racism does not exist, because then I would be no better than the propagandists, however from my daily experiences I see love and unity amongst the majority,  However unfortunately hate does exist in the world and has since the very beginning of time.  In fact, contrary to a Duke University Professor’s claim – ALL races, not just whites, possess ‘racism’ against others.  Period!

When I was 8 years old, my first ‘boyfriend’ was Anthony.  Of course at the age of 8 it was a completely innocent relationship which really meant we had “puppy love crushes” and holding hands was really the extent of it. We walked home from school with each other daily, sometimes holding hands.  No one flinched until one day Anthony’s grandmother noticed us holding hands.  She literally shouted at the top of her lungs, “Anthony drop that white girl’s hand.”.  It scared the both of us and I ran all the way home crying.  My parents comforted me, but I just could not understand.  After this incident, Anthony never spoke to me again.

Fast forward a decade later, my best friend Lisa and I were sitting in an audience for a live show taping when suddenly the three women behind us shunned Lisa for “sitting with a white girl instead of her own…”.  Not too long after this incident, a group of Black girls, ganged up on me in a grocery store parking lot shouting “white bitch” and other hate-filled words.  I did not know these girls at all.  Thankfully some men stopped them and I was able to hold my own.

A few years back, I was invited to participate in “The Black Round Table Discussions”.  I was honored.  But the very first week a lady took one look at me and said “What is she doing here?  She does not belong here.”  She was informed that I was an invited friend.  She stormed off and never returned.  Unfortunately there was yet another incident when my friend Ted Hayes and I were walking down Crenshaw Blvd. together.  A store owner and a couple employees who were sitting outside their music business sternly declared, “You cannot come into the store”.  We had no intentions of entering their business, but both of us were curious why such a declaration was made.  The owner quipped back, “Because no honky is allowed.”  Stunned, I replied, “So you are a racist?.”  He retorted with an enthusiastic, “YES”.  (Well at least he was honest.)

At some point in one’s life, they will experience hate whether it be due to skin color, gender, faith, viewpoints, nationality, etc…Absolutely no one is immune.  However the Good News is one day “All will profess He is Lord” – all will love!  All will realize we are ALL brothers and sisters of the SAME family under God! God is truth, love, and unity!

Rocker Alice Cooper recently concluded in an interview “The world belongs to Satan”.  Clearly we are seeing signs of this being true.  For those readers who are ‘believers”, it is time to pray for truth, awareness, love, and unity in our world.  For those who do not share our faith, it is time to stop listening to propaganda and share the truth, which the ‘state’ opposes, instead.

Philip II, King of Macedon, is often credited for the statement, “Divide and conquer.”.  Albert Pike, the Communist movement, the “state’, and Satan all share this same agenda.  Thus, “we the people” must unite in TRUTH!  Martin Luther King, Jr. shared “his dream’ and today we must carry out the dream of love, equality, forgiveness, and oneness!

Perhaps it is disappointing to many that none of the SELMA actors were nominated for an Oscar this year, however this is no “state of emergency” as far more concerns are of pressing matter like terrorism, economy, poverty, and child abuse. We as united people should concentrate on these more pressing issues instead of focusing on lies and distortions.

*http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html

*http://www.abort73.com/abortion/abortion_and_race/

*http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43

**http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/goebbelslie.html

*http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=2033

*http://www.libertyforlife.com/nwo/albert_pike.htm

Reality or Illusion?

Good cheer, forgiveness, love, joy, and charity abounds during the Christmas season!!  Reality or illusion?

A few days ago a neighbor shared with me that his landlord had served him notice to vacate the home he had been renting from him for the past several years.  Why?  Because he was short a mere $90 for the rent.  Unfortunately this neighbor had been late for the past few months due to the economy, however by the end of the month, he always paid in full.  The landlord outright owns the property in addition to several other properties in the area including commercial property.  The landlord is not hurting financially.

Earlier this year, this neighbor lost his wife – she sadly lost her battle with cancer on Valentine’s Day.  Naturally our neighbor mourned and fell into a deep depression.  Dealing with the loss, his own business faltered and his meager savings dwindled to a zero balance.  Although he resumed his business and masked his pain with hard work, he fell behind on paying rent in his traditional timely manner.

Many in the neighborhood pitched in to assist him with every day life necessities bringing him home-cooked meals, gifts, and business, however the Scrooge-landlord started harassing him on a monthly basis.  And then of all times of the year, served him a notice to leave for just a mere $90 – a balance which certainly could have been wiped out due to all the maintenance this poor gentlemen did on the property regularly.  The property is well-maintained and inviting.

Christmas season (or anytime of year) no one should face the indignity of hunger, homelessness, or poverty.  This poor man lost his wife less than one year ago!  Of course there are shelters, but this time of year, most shelters are full, so my family has invited this neighbor to stay here for shelter until he can declare some financial independence.

This act is nothing heroic, it is just human-decency especially during a season which is supposed to be about love and caring.  But do we as a whole truly care about others?

Scripture does not state that money is the root of all evil, but that it is the “love” of money that is the root problem.  When $90 is more important to a person than someone’s well-being, we as a society have a very dark issue.

Many believe government is the solution, however there is a price to pay when government is involved.  At the heart of the matter is society and even more specifically the church body.

Deuteronomy 15:11 For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

Matthew 5:42 Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

The above Bible verses are instructions to believers on what we are to do to help others.  Are churches doing enough in the community to outreach to others and help those in need?  The Christmas season is the perfect time as believers in Christ to help those in need within our own neighborhoods.
Instead of relying on government for financial well-being, we should instead rely on God and follow HIS commands on helping others.  If we stopped rebelling, we could reduce poverty, hunger, and homelessness simply through faith, love, and charity.  Until this happens, the Christmas season of good cheer is simply an illusion.

John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you…”