Sunday, June 21, 2015

In Christ and Christ alone.

photo by Joel Joseph courtesy
Today marks a new beginning for this blog. In the past I have used this blog to express my political thoughts and opinions. Starting today this will also be a place where I will put forth my thoughts on not only politics, but also, faith, from a Christian perspective. 

The name I gave myself when authoring this blog was "Freedomlover". It means one who loves freedom. I have always known -though not always practiced it- that true freedom is to be found in a relationship with Christ and Christ alone. I can almost hear someone saying 'c'mon now in Christ and Christ alone? Yeah that's what I said

Jesus said of Himself "I am the way the truth and the life"  He didn't say He was one of many ways,or that he was one of many truths,or even one of many lifes. He said He was-and is- The way,The truth, and The life.

Well what does that mean? It means that He is the only way to the Father. In other words the only path to a relationship with God is through Jesus Christ. It means that he is the One source of truth. If we are to know truth at all it is only through Him. It means that He is the source of all life.

Well ,you protest, that would make Him God! Bingo! That's right Jesus is God the Son, and the only way to know God the Father, and to know what is actually true, and to have real life is through Him.

Then what in the world does that have to do with freedom? Everything. God is freedom. God is the creator of freedom. From the very beginning God -after He had created people- gave those people  freedom.  Unfortunately they used that freedom to disobey God and that caused them to become-in short- slaves to sin. 

That's also bad news for us because through them we also became enslaved to sin. That means we are rebels against God the same as they were and slaves to sin also. Their relationship with God was broken and so is ours and without a relationship with God we can't know freedom. We can't experience what real freedom is!

However that's where true freedom in Christ and Christ alone comes in. The prophet Isaiah predicting the coming of Christ said this... 

 That was,and is, Jesus mission in a nutshell. To set mankind free from captivity to sin, to bring us out of bondage to our own evil desires,to set us free from the prison of despair and hopelessness caused by our estrangement from God,to heal the brokenness of our hearts caused by sin.

How does He do this? He sets us free when we admit that we have been in rebellion against Him-remember He is God-that we have sinned against Him and ask Him to forgive us. If we will do that we will be-as the Bible says-free indeed! 

You may have noticed the picture at the top of this page. The name of the picture is Forgiven!. It speaks of how we are set free when we are forgiven by God through faith in Christ and Christ alone. This is all made possible because Jesus bore our punishment for sin on the cross hence the crown of thorns, the nail, and the mallet. The Bible -The Word of God- represents Jesus because He was the word made flesh.

As time goes by I will be writing more about this, and how faith and freedom in Christ should and does impact our world, our politics and our nation. For now ask yourself the question "Am I really free?" Have you been set free by Jesus? Have you experienced true freedom? The answer to those questions can all be found in God's Holy Word the Bible. Pick up a Bible today and prayerfully ask God to show you -through His word-true freedom.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9-11-2001 Twelve years later

Never forget 9-11-2001 or 9-11-2012
Well it has been a while since I have haunted the pages of this blog,but,on the twelfth anniversary of 9-11-2012 and the first anniversary of 9-11-2012 I felt it proper and necessary to write down my thoughts and remembrances of those days.

I'll start with Sept 11,2001. At that time I was a student in seminary in Kansas City Missouri. I had no classes the day before and my first class on that fateful Tuesday morn was not until 10:00 am.
So I left my home -approximately 125 mile from KC around 6:00 am.

The trip was uneventful. At that time the only talk station I could get all the way to KC was a local NPR station that I found out later was not broadcasting live that morning. I had no idea of what was happening as I traveled to my destination. I arrived in KC around 9 o'clock that morning. It was a wonderful day. Not a cloud in sight-but -a strange sight met my eyes as I pulled into the parking lot on campus.

I looked into the sky and saw a contrail in the sky in the form of a perfect circle-I later found out it had been left by a jet circling waiting to land at KCI airport- I didn't think much about it as I was a short distance north of the city airport in Kansas City and a little east of Kansas City International. As of yet I still did not know what was happening .

I went to my room turned on the T.V with the sound muted and began studying. It wasn't until nine forty five when I turned up the sound and actually looked at the picture that I had my first clue that something was not right in America!

I simply could not believe what I was seeing it appeared that jet airliner had just hit one of the towers at that moment I heard Katy Curic telling me I was watching a replay of just that  a plane hitting the World Trade Center! I thought I had been seeing a preview of some Hollywood movie-and- thought wow these special effects re getting too good. Unfortunately it was not a special effect it was the real thing.

Over the next hours I sat transfixed watching the news filled with horror,grief,anger,and sorrow. I raged and prayed and wept at what I saw happening to my countrymen.

 It is a day I will never forget. I could write a book about the things I saw and experienced that day alone. The only comfort in the whole day came at Chapel at noon that day. My fellow students and I ,along with faculty and staff gathered in the Chapel to seek God and to pray for the victims of this horrific event.

There were students there from Africa,Europe,China all over the world,but,on that day, in that hour, we were all Americans. This account barely scratches the surface of that day,and,the days that followed. Time has brought a certain amount of closure,but,the wounds of that day still seem fresh all these years later.

Flash forward to Sept.11,2012 I don't remember when I first heard about Benghazi. It was probably sometime on the 12 0f Sept last year. One thing I do recall is thinking this is what happens when you have a weak President in the White House. This was the culmination of a President trotting the globe apologizing for all the supposed sins of America. This was the expected outcome from a President that projected an image of weakness rather than strength. I felt as though this would never have happened under George W. Bush,and if it had, it would have been met with a swift and decisive response.

Instead what we got was a cover up, lies,smokescreens,and out right propaganda from this corrupt administration! And still the smokescreen continues. The latest is this Syrian debacle. It has most assuredly done what it was intended to do,take America's attention off from Benghazi,the NSA scandal, the IRS scandal and all the other scandals of this administration .

In Benghazi we saw the unbelievable as a President did nothing for hours as an American Ambassador and three other brave American heroes died. Obama,or someone in his administration-told forces that could have helped to stand down while other assets that could have been brought to bear on the situation were never called in.

If the truth ever comes out while this man is still President I believe it will lead to his impeachment. I was proud of the way George Bush handled 9-11-2001. I have been sickened by what has happened in Obama's America since 9-11-2012!

Friday, May 17, 2013

I'm mad as hell and I won't take it anymore

  1. I haven't blogged here for some time. Funny it seems since the communist got in the WhiteHouse conservative blogs like this one have been buried. Perhaps a little collusion between this administration and Google. That's an argument for a different time. What I have to say today is that the government of this country is out of control!
The recent revelations of abuse of power by the I.R.S. and the Obama administration -and don't tell me Obama didn't know about this-is beyond the pale. I have never seen this kind of nonsense. I have listened to these people get up on Capitol Hill and claim they don't know any thing about anything.

These people claim to be in charge of the largest departments of our federal government and they claim not to know what the hell is going on! Pardon my language but Bullshit!

Then Listen to this piece of obfuscation from the lying liars in Washington. courtesy of  Glenn Beck

It is amazing how these people lie to cover their ass! At one point Steven Miller retiring/resigning commissioner is asked a question and he say's I'll have to refer to my notes and then the Congressman say's you have notes? Then this scum bag says well I don't know and something like I think I have notes. These scum bags make me sick!  Listen for yourself.

It's time for anyone who loves freedom to take to the street,hold up a Gadsden flag, and say I'm mad as hell and won't take it anymore!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Madison Rising doing a great rendition of the National Anthem

This evening I was checking out the latest from The Blaze and ran across this amazing video from Madison Rising. A rock group who beleives in the values and traditions of America.

This video is a breath of fresh air to anyone who loves this great country and os sick and tired of performers on the left trashing her.

Take time to watch this video,reflect upon the sacrafices that those who went before us bore,and celebrate and thank God for this wonderfull land and the freedom we possess!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Obamacare Stands! Freedom falls!

Time to rally against socialist government!

I must admit that today I am in a state of shock!

I simply cannot beleive that the Supreme Court has upheld the legislative atrosity known as Obamacare.

What's even worse is the Justice Roberts sided with the liberals on the court and kept this thing alive.

Today we have lost our freedom to live our lives as we see fit!

If the governmet can force me to buy health insurance what else can they force us to buy?

Will they impose egregious taxes on anyone who refuses to buy a hybrid car?

Will they mandate what I can eat,what I drink,how much or how little I exercise?

The slippery slope to total government control of all aspects of our lives is real and we just took a very steep slide down that slope.

It is past time for all those who love freedom to stand up and declare "I WILL NOT COMPLY"!!

If millions of us refuse to follow thei mandate it will be impossible for them to arrest us all!

 Civil disobediance must become the order of the day. All of us who love freedom must stand together or we WILL hang seperately

Starting today i am going to start aggitating for a Tea Party Rally in my area to be held to denounce this thing and demand that our leaders listen to the will of the People and repeal this monstrosity.

I beleive that today's decision is going to set the Conservative movement on fire and these damn Progressives have awakened a sleeping giant.

Time for all of us to stand up and fight against out of control government!

Yes today Obamacare stands and freedom falls,but, and this is a big but,Freedom is not dead!

Freedom can never die as long as the fire of freedom burns in our hearts. Let us rekindle these fires,double our resovle, and take our country,our government,and our freedom back!!