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Fourth of July- Independence Renewal of All

"If the son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." - John 8:36 (KJV)

President George Washington wrote a prayer addressed to "O most glorious God, in Jesus Christ" and ended it with this: "let me live according to those holy rules which thou hast this day prescribed in thy holy word. Direct me to the true object, Jesus Christ, the way, the truth and the life. Bless o lord all the people of this land." If you haven't known this freedom in Jesus Christ please ask him to come into your heart today and receive true freedom that only he can give. George Washington knew this freedom.

President Abraham Lincoln: "the ways of God are mysterious and profound beyond all comprehension. Who by searching can find him out? God only knows the issue of this business. He has destroyed nations from the map of history for their sins. Nevertheless, my hopes prevail generally above my fears for our republic. The times are dark, the spirits of ruin are abroad in all their power, and the mercy of God alone can save us." America is in a very dark place in history and as a nation we lack true obedience to our lord, please pray for a true national repentance that changes the outcome of this great nation. Thank the lord for each family that paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Because of their dedication and love for America we can celebrate the Fourth of July.

You'll Never Guess Who The Guest Star Is In This Comedy

Mack & Myer For Hire was a comedy series that aired on ABC TV in the 1960's. Like the old 10 minute two-reel comedies the show starred Joey Faye and Mickey Deems, who played two bungling New Yorkers who opened their own "Odd Jobs Business" and would go wherever they were called to fill in for missing workers. The jobs were varied but the results always the same....disastrous! In this episode, they are hired by Maddox the Magician to be his assistants (after he accidently sawed his assistant in half) for his grand opening performance in New York. See if you can guess who played the part of the magician. The answer will be at the end of the blog. Here is the link: http://www.archive.org/details/Wacky_Wizardry

A new feature on the Mountain View Christian Center Video Ministry is titled, ‘People-Just Plain People." This one tells of ANOTHER heroic airline pilot. This one made a huge impact on his passengers and a particular family while transporting the body of a young soldier in his aircraft. We are grateful to Helen Trautman of Pittsuburgh, Pennsylvania, CEO of Results Unlimited, an agency for speakers and Event Planning, for sending this story to us. You can see and hear this incredibly touching story by going to the link below:
http://worthreading.ning.com/video/mvcc-oakleypeople-just-plain?xg_sourc...

Marijuana's Destiny with Death

More people than you know are currently driving down the road after a few tokes of marijuana. Some are even driving heavy equipment. Some may be even flying planes. Current thought is that if no harm is done to anyone else, there's absolutely no problem with a few tokes before your daily routine. Right...

Cutting to the chase, many relate cannabis use to driving under the influence of alcohol. With alcohol, one already knows the legal limit. With marijuana, there is no such limit. When blood gets to 0.08% alcohol, all physical effects have been documented. With marijuana, the intoxicating or overdose level is not known.

Many pot users claim they are fine after their daily intake of marijuana smoke. But they're never sure what level of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is their overdose.

There are more than 1000 types of marijuana, containing more than 400 hazardous chemicals. Cannabis contains approximately 60 different psychoactive chemicals called cannabinoids, of which the most important is THC, the active ingredient in all marijuana. Its mode of action is still not properly understood, even after thousands of years of study.

Lessons In Apologetics, Part 1: Introduction & Agnosticism

For anyone pursuing a degree in Apologetics that was given a dollar for every time they were asked "What is that, learning how to say you are sorry" upon answering the question of what it is that they study so many times, many would have financed a considerable portion of their academic pursuits.  Unfortunately, such ignorance as to what exactly this theological discipline entails symbolizes the neglect the defense of the faith has fallen into in the contemporary church and is one of the reasons that everywhere the believer and student of religion turns today they find Christianity losing considerable ground both within and without its boundaries to a wide variety of opponents and adversaries.  To the serious student of this field of study, one of the best tools around which to build a fundamental understanding of the discipline's ins and outs is "Christian Apologetics" by Norman Geisler, one of the field's foremost living practitioners.
   
Basic to any academic discipline is the approach or methodology which scholars and researchers apply to the subject matter.  The field of Apologetics is no different.  Geisler lists the methodologies to knowledge in general and about God in particular as agnosticism, rationalism, fideism, experientialism, evidentialism, pragmatism, and combinationalism.  In the course of his analysis, Geisler evaluates each in terms of their epistemology regarding religious matters and how these approaches stack up under the weight of being scrutinized by their own criteria.

Is God being Expelled From America?

God in America: His Future in Doubt

Our United States of America has been highly distinguished around the world as a Christian Nation. A nation known for offering freedom and opportunity to all people from all parts of the world regardless of race, color, or creed. People who came to America to experience for themselves the "land of the free." Only in America do we truly experience our proclamation of freedom. "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". In addition, the Statue of Liberty has the famous inscription, which reads, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free, the wretched refuse of tempest tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door." Yes, America has a long legacy of compassion and charity throughout the world. It is America, the light of the world, that is first to sacrifice, even the lives of our service men, to assist the needy and protect the oppressed around the world.

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Oil Spill in Gulf may be Godsend after All

Eleven dead. Hundreds out of work. Thousands of wildlife coated with oil and likely will not survive the night. The pessimists continually talk about the leak size from the Deepwater Horizon. Nature is guaranteed to hurt for months-much more so for the gulf residents dependent on wildlife for a living.

The 'forgotten' part is 3 separate leaks from Deepwater piping are overcoming a mile of seawater pressure (2250psi) from the Gulf without any pumping, pushing, or prodding. That's not including the pressure it takes to overcome 18,000 ft of rock and sand before traversing the 5000 ft depth of the gulf waters.

About 40-100 million gallons have exited so far. We know the 2006 Assessment of Undiscovered OCS Oil and Gas Resources results ...(from DOI) using seismic oil discovery, shows enough recoverable oil in the US outer continental shelf (OCS) to make us oil independent from Persian Gulf imports for almost 60 years.

Olympics Subtly Lure Tots Into Paganism's Embrace

Over the past decade and a half or thereabouts, I have published occasional columns pointing out that there is more going on in terms of worldview at the Olympic games than good sportsmanship and keeping a stoic outlook no matter how disappointed one might be at the outcome of a particular event. These worldviews often come closest to public light in commemorations surrounding the games such as the opening or closing ceremonies.

For example, in an audio commentary I noted the blatant paganism at the 2006 games in Greece where the ancient gods were not so much depicted as curiosities of mankind’s religious history with the possibility of a few moral axioms derivable occasionally from these myths when approached as literature. Rather, adoration of these entities was approached as a viable system of belief around which humanity could draw ongoing sustain inspiration moving the world towards cultural unification.

For the most part, such ideological manipulation was aimed largely at a generalized audience irrespective of age. Now it seems Olympic organizers may have more carefully targeted their indoctrination efforts towards children.

During each Olympiad, mascots are created as appealing embodiments of each unique set of games. For example, the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles were represented by Sam the Olympian, a bald eagle clad in red, white, and blue which alluded to Uncle Sam and the highest ideals of the American people.

Communist Conventioneers Chant: "Yes We Can!"

Last month, the Communist Party USA held its convention in New York where the program to take over America continued to be laid out. A program that would destroy America and American ideals and place us all under Marxist Communist control. Each point was met with boistrous chants of, "Yes We Can!"

A chant which came directly from the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and put into the hands and mouth of The One whom they would anoint and PLACE into the Oval Office. Yes, PLACED. Comrade Obama was NOT voted in as puzzled citizens ponder and as the lame stream media want us to believe.. This was a carefully planned overthrow of the United States Government. That is exactly what happened.

It was difficult to hold this story instead of immediately releasing it, but a curious question had to be answered. And it was. The so called Main-Stream Media didn't have one line...one peep...one tweet about this convention, or the communists chanting the slogan they gave Obama which is actually a rallying cry to Marxist, Stalinist, Communists to destroy America. That is what is what is meant whenever Obama proclaims those words.  America did not know what that slogan meant during the presidential campaign. Obama did.

Liberal Whiplash: The Death and Resurrection of the Black Man

Liberal Whiplash: The Death & Resurrection of the Black Man

"There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs - partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose their grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs."
Booker T. Washington (authentic Black man)

I have been gnawing at the bit, enthusiastically and impatiently waiting to write this article. My brows are down and my eye's could blaze a whole through any intrusion that should stand in my way, emphatically writing this long over due bitter pill. Liberal Whiplash: The death & Resurrection of the Black Man, exposes the progressive agenda to drag the African American community from serfdom to martyrdom. For the purpose of commonsensical factual information, I unabashedly use some generalizations, both about the white race and the black race. There are exceptions to the rule, and for the sake of my brothers and sisters of any color, we should pray to make the exception to the rule, the rule of thumb.

Is The Rider Of The Red Horse Ascendant?

It seems that the slyest way to undermine the Constitution is to claim to be defending it.

General Paul Vallely, through his front group StandUpAmericaus.com, is calling for Barack Obama to step down from the Presidency over allegations of deceit, fraud, corruption, dishonesty, and for violating the oath of office and the U.S. Constitution.

But while all of these are valid charges, the solution presented indicates that the retired general may himself be an aspiring despot waiting in the wings.

For instead of allowing the constitutional procedures established by the Founding Fathers to guide the nation through turbulent periods in its history, Vallely is insisting that new elections must be held this very instant that are to be authorized as a result of citizen petition.

The General claims "We can wait no longer for a traditional transfer of power and a new government."

Such a proposal causes the discerning to wonder what other provisions of the Constitution he would like to hack to pieces with a bayonet.  Because unless the nation goes through an amendment process, there are no legal provisions there for the kind of procedure he is calling for.

In the Book of Revelation, chapter 6,  the text describes those who are popularly referred to as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

In this passage, the student of Scripture is shown a rider on a White Horse who is believed to conquer peacefully through guile rather than bloodshed; he is then followed by a Red Horse who brings war.