Our Bible, a History Book?

It has been said that the Bible is just a history book. That might be correct. But by receiving the Bible we can see why, what, when, and where things went wrong, as well as who was to blame. We can look upon that Book and see things that we can change. Like they say, hindsight is 20/20.

So, do we just believe it is all over, done away with, absolutely out of our hands? Or do we realize history repeats itself? By reading and learning the Bible, we can infer the ending, whether it’s of allowing our humanity to overcome us, or by accepting God’s wisdom and help.

Revelations shows us no real ending. That’s because, like many things, that ending is a reflection of our beliefs. The end is up to our actions, beliefs, and the very talent given us to change human nature.

Do we interpret the Bible literally or spiritually? How about we take it according to our understanding? Would that be such a bad idea? Every word normally has more than one definition. So, if we just understand it according to our own personal levels, we all would probably have answers that we can all discuss. It is called a debate, where you state where you are, another brings up what they know and understand, then we get to compare what we know to what went wrong, by whom, where, why etc..

Church shouldn’t be lectures without a following debate or discussion. We aren’t in a hierarchy in the Body of Christ. There isn’t a head honcho to listen to other than God Almighty. Picture a family reading the Bible. There are several points found: a dad’s view, mom’s, children, and when they are finished, they discuss what they got from those Scriptures. At least that’s what would happen in an ideal setting. That is, however, what a good church should be. Family discovering the views of each member in order to discover the truth of the Scriptures. Men’s, women’s and children’s point of view. All should be heard because any one of them can shed more light on what you think you know. As the Apostles wrote, ‘iron sharpens iron’.

How and why did Israel fall, or how, why, when did the Christians’ fail? We can ask God and search the Scriptures for our answers. Most of all, what did God do when His people failed Him? And what can we expect if we continue on the path this world is going?

We don’t have to go through the Tribulation. We don’t have to let evil overtake us. We just have to learn and look upon the Scriptures with a 20/20 vision. Life can and will be great when we begin to seek one another’s view. There appears to be too many teachers and never enough students.

People seem to live on fear. Somehow they want tribulation, drama, etc. around. They want blood, they want anyone who isn’t like them to just go away, hoping someone else will do away with them. The hate of people, speech, ethnicities, everything seems to have something that will ‘trigger’ someone else. They don’t realize that there are different parts of the body and not all parts function in the same manner.

Think about it, we could end up in Paradise, or hell. It’s all our choice. If it is paradise that we wish to see, then dwell in the love of The Father and The Son by “keeping” the law (Ten Commandments) and testimony (Sermon on the Mount), as directed by God in Deut.6:8-9. May we all one day find Paradise.

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All For Free?

People are declaring that America should provide everything for others that they can’t afford to do for their own families. America is rich, we can afford it, that kind of attitude. Many Americans can’t afford health care, a home. Some can’t even afford to feed their own families, let alone all those who come to America thinking they can get it all for free.

All America has that others refuse to apply or to believe in is our God. Our God has prospered this nation. And our faith in Him has allowed many to get all life has to offer. What one doesn’t have, another does and they simply supply each other with what they need.

America now needs to acknowledge that it is our God that has prospered America. Many have fought to remove our God from this land, and it has only made it to where we too are beginning to struggle. The preservation, the life, of America is our God’s work.

Who is America’s God? How can we get God to bless other nations as He has America? Well it isn’t our money, or our smarts. It isn’t any thing we can do except to show people who America’s God really is. Hint: it isn’t what you see in the mirror either, nor any government of man.

Many Americans believe in Jesus. Jesus is The Word, John 1:1-5. The Word God spoke upon the mount. The Word God wrote with His own finger. The Word God made flesh, that hung on the cross and is written in the heart of His people. Yep, that would be the Ten Commandments that has been removed from most public property.

In God’s wisdom, He teaches us to apply The Word, or Jesus, His way that we may be blessed. That would be in Deut.6:9-8.

If anyone is coming to America for their hope then they should realize one thing. We are just like you. We too need hope. Coming here will not do you any good. Seek God, the Creator of our world. It is He who can teach all who seek Him how to prosper and provide us all with what money cannot buy.

The Electoral College

There seems to be a push from some in the United States to destroy the Electoral College. Why is this? Is the popular vote so much more important? That truly depends on who you ask. For the sake of illustrating the two arguments, let’s start with a hypothetical.

Let’s picture a street that votes for dinner every night. On this street are ten buildings, and every legal occupant, no guests or visitors, can vote for the meal. The results are binding on the whole street, so if somebody doesn’t vote, they still have to follow the wishes of the rest of the street. The ten buildings are three duplexes, two apartment buildings, and the last five are single family homes.

Let’s take a closer look at the make up of this street. In each of the duplexes, is on single person per unit. One of the single family homes contains an elderly couple, and another is empty. There are families in the last three single family homes. Two are families of four, with three toddlers between them, and the last houses your family. The two apartment buildings hold ten families each, with only one that holds four toddlers.

Now its coming close to dinner time, therefore it’s time to vote. The choices are: hamburgers, pizza, or Mexican food. Let’s see how the votes are cast. Well, the duplexes, as well as the elderly couple, have voted for hamburgers. Your family as well as the other two in the single family homes, have voted for pizza. And the two apartment buildings have, once again, voted unanimously for Mexican food.

What’s for dinner? That depends on whether this hypothetical street uses an electoral college system, or the popular vote to decide. If you use the popular vote system, then those two apartment buildings will rule dinner time all the time. They have a history of voting unanimously. Therefore, this night it’s Mexican, tomorrow it might be sushi, or Chinese. Whatever the apartment buildings vote for, is what everyone will eat. Now, knowing this, will the rest of the street vote? Knowing that it doesn’t matter what they vote for, the apartments will decide dinner, many will quit voting. Thus the whole street is ruled by those who live in only two buildings.

But if we have an electoral system on the street, then the voting becomes more fair. Let’s give two votes to each duplex, three votes to each apartment building, and one vote a piece to the single family homes. Now, the apartment buildings will not be ruling the street. This night the street has hamburgers, but tomorrow, it might be home cooking, sandwiches, a street-wide picnic, it all depends on which gets the most electoral votes. And, theoretically, everyone knows that their vote counts, for each building must have at least one vote for their electoral vote to register.

That’s why our Founding Fathers encouraged the electoral college. If they hadn’t then Virginia, as funny as that seems to us these days, would have ruled over everyone else. Delaware didn’t want to have to follow Virginia’s say at all times. Fast forward to 2020, and we have the same problem. New York, California, Rhode Island, and Illinois all have the highest populations in our Country. Do you want those states telling the rest of our Nation how to live? These states have their ways of doing things, but those things are decidedly more of an urban way of doing things.

Just remember, that unless you live in one of the four states that are the most populous, losing the electoral college will devastate the choices of eighty percent of the nation’s voting districts. Look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional run victory. Only four percent of her voting district voted. And she has the lowest approval rating in her district. No one should have to worry about something like this on a national stage.

Now, that’s just our thinking on this thing. Let us know where you’re coming from in the comments below. Just keep it civil, okay?

The Best Version

Always stick with King James in the United States. When a book is copyrighted, it is a book that has been written with the imagination/knowledge of the writer. Or maybe it is to take a story and put your twist on it, mixing what you’ve read with what you imagine. Only when one takes what they read and changes it to what they think, can they ‘copyright’ their book, in this case at least.

Most Bibles are under copyright, therefore they are not the original, but only a deceptive copy. When we are told trust no man, are we to trust their ‘word’? Why do almost all copyrighted Bibles start with the King James? They take it apart and add, or subtract what they disagree with and sell it to you as The Word of God, turning it into a fake.

Jesus told us it is free to enter into the Kingdom. If so, should we pay to obey God in Deut.6:8-9? Any Bible claiming to be God’s Word should be free to take any part of that Bible and “keep” it according to the ways of God in Deut. Be it the Ten Commandments, or Sermon on the Mount or any other Scripture God gives us. To keep that which is good. Any Bible that has a copyright makes this instruction illegal.

By using K.J. we can arm ourselves, place prayers in blankets for the homeless, or songs for the lonely etc.. We can give hope, love, peace, and all the things money can’t buy to those in need by using K.J.. God has given each nation one word; you choose which it is for you and yours.

Name Calling?

Name calling gets us nowhere. Just because one doesn’t believe as you do, doesn’t mean they are ‘satanists’. There are many Christians who don’t even realize who Jesus is.

He is The Word of God. The Word God spoke, from the heart. The Word God wrote, with His own finger. The Word God made flesh and called Him, Son.

Jesus, The Son, The Word is The Law that hung on the cross and is written upon hearts. Without The Word, This Jesus, no one shall enter into the Kingdom.

In Deut.6:8-9 God tells us how to enter into His Word, His Son. There are many paths to Jesus because anyone can show someone who Jesus is and provide The Word for them. Only through Jesus may we get to the Father.

We the body of Jesus can lead anyone to Jesus, many paths. Once in Jesus, they go through Jesus to get to the Father.

If one sees many paths, maybe they have yet to find Jesus because Christians won’t teach the public who He is. Instead of condemning others maybe we should see the lack of understanding in ourselves. We are all God’s children, vessels for the spirit we choose to follow. If you see someone wrong, teach, and show them The Spirit of Jesus, The Ten Commandments.

Can We Reach a Higher Standard?

Why do most people, who have received the blessing of God, claim proudly that they don’t have to do anything God says? Do we really get blessings without having some requirement attached?

I have a hard time understanding why they don’t want the counsel of God. I hear the complaints of people who don’t want to better themselves. They are happy with who and what they are and want us to accept them the way they are. Yet, they complain of others, those whose manners, morals etc. are not up to their standards. And then demand that others grow up, act better and stop the bad manners and attitude.

If you, yourselves, are not trying to improve who you are, then you have no right to demand anyone to try and better themselves.

As Americans, most believe many who are now coming to America are coming for no other reason but to steal, kill, and destroy. They seem to want no part of our way of life. And, you can say that they are right, but we have shown God, repeatedly, that we don’t want a better way of life as well. Do people become the head of a company without working for that position? No more than we get better standards or habits without working them consistently into our lives.

If one isn’t going to even try to live by the standard of a country, I don’t believe they should be able to enter the country. So if you hope to enter God’s Kingdom and refuse His standard, do you think He will let you in to destroy His way of life?

Many see America as a place of refuge. A place to go for help in a time of turmoil in their own country. Ever wonder where people will go if America is no more? If the world overtakes America what becomes of our children? Do we leave them to be tortured, mutilated, raped, beheaded, thrown from rooftops? Where will our children go when their lives are endangered? Will we leave them with no hope? Would you want to leave your family at the mercy of their invaders?

Even if you can’t, yet, say as David, “Oh God how I love thy Law,” can you not seek a better way? God’s ways are better than ours. Our ways may be better than a lot of the ways of the world, but I do believe our ways are not up to God’s standard. We have room to grow. Most know we are not perfect. But just because we aren’t yet perfect, does that give us the excuse we need to stop trying?

So what can we do? First thing is we need to stop seeking, pleading with politicians and churches to help us. Believe it or not our Founding Fathers left us, the people, with the power to change things. It isn’t the government that will give us the wisdom, nor ways to do what needs done, but God.

Those who say no one is perfect, say such things as if it is their excuse to sit around and do nothing. Yet they blame everyone else: the government, people who aren’t up to their standard etc.. There are those who are perfect, and they can teach us. They are willing to help us if we would only seek their counsel.

If you need any other reason to try to live up to God’s standards, you need to remember something. God has turned a nation’s enemies against them when they refuse to seek Him and turn their nose up to His ways. As we all know, history repeats itself. Oh, the names might change but the consequences will remain the same. So the question is: how many will fall off the cliff before we change our course? For the sake of your family, for the sake of America, seek God with your whole heart. (Psst: that means using the whole Bible, including the Old Testament.)

Anger. Do We Just Let It Out?

There is an old saying, “If you can’t say anything nice, then say nothing at all.”

Today people seem to speak their minds and throw out some of the nastiest things. Makes one wonder if these people have ever heard, “better to be thought a fool than to speak up and prove it.”

There is a lot good come from some of these sayings. Maybe some people should try some of them. Like my Mother used to ask, “Are you mad?” Of course I was stupid enough to say yes, her response was, “you have the same clothes to get glad in”. Never tell Dad you were mad or upset. He would put you to work until you were so tired there wasn’t enough energy to be upset.

I found that a lot of hard work will release a lot of bad emotions. The phrase, “get a job,” means you have too much time on your hands if you get offended continually, or easily.

Remember what God tells us, “from the heart, the mouth speaks.” Or even the advice, or–if you would prefer–counsel, of James about the bitter and sweet waters from the same fountain.

Put some thought behind your words and be sure to work off anything that will harm another.