Written by Jard DeVille

Every great human movement toward freedom, whether commercial, political or religious or a combination thereof, begins withrepparttar determination of concerned men and women to make life better by resolving recurring human problems. The Renaissance andrepparttar 139777 Age of Reason occurred throughrepparttar 139778 efforts of talented people to endrepparttar 139779 brutal political, financial and religious abuses common within Medieval Europe. The Protestant Reformation andrepparttar 139780 revival of a personal redemptive relationship with God occurred because people rebelled against a corrupt Catholic hierarchy that was usingrepparttar 139781 Spanish Inquisition to maintain their dominance over society and burning thousands of reformers alive inrepparttar 139782 name of God. Evenrepparttar 139783 American Revolution of 1776 andrepparttar 139784 Mexican Revolution of 1917, erupted along fault lines between thoughtful people and a ruthless aristocracy that controlled virtually allrepparttar 139785 wealth. And whilerepparttar 139786 new nation wasn’t perfect, we spentrepparttar 139787 next two centuries getting more and more things right inrepparttar 139788 service of a more equitable society. That desire to serve people is collapsing now for one major reason.

A wicked triad of narcissistic robber barons, fundamental preachers and reactionary politicians has seized power enough to cripple our beloved Republic and turn it into an anti-human killing machine. Their new American Empire has devoured many of our young men and women in a dozen preemptive wars against poor, dark skinned nations since World War Two and slain literally millions of peasants from Korea and Vietnam to Iraq twice now. Our wars profit a financial elite who support both fundamental religious and reactionary political abusers for their own benefit. They do this through a powerful propaganda system that confuses and seduces naïve men and women into believing many wicked deceptions fromrepparttar 139789 halls of government,repparttar 139790 commercial media and fromrepparttar 139791 pulpits ofrepparttar 139792 fundamental church.

Reactionary politicians have always been suspect --repparttar 139793 Bible itself admonishes us not to place our trust in princes, for they always have narcissistic agendas that supercede our own. Naive persons who believe narcissistic abusers show as much judgment as chickens who elect foxes to managerepparttar 139794 hen house. The aristocrats who control almost ninety percent of American wealth paidrepparttar 139795 campaign bills forrepparttar 139796 first oil baron president, George H. W. Bush -- with Dubya now firmly inrepparttar 139797 saddle and Jeb waiting inrepparttar 139798 wings for his turn atrepparttar 139799 trough. Tom Delay and his scowling ventriloquist dummy Dennis Hestert, are considered honest politicians -- now that they sold outrepparttar 139800 American Republic, they remain bought and paid for by their financial masters. We all know this but some Americans supportrepparttar 139801 manipulators forrepparttar 139802 crumbs that fall from their table. The dishonesty of fundamental clergymen is a more recent phenomenon. The church that

began with Jesus’ timeless spiritual revelation of faith, hope and love was once central torepparttar 139803 American democratic experience. Unfortunately,repparttar 139804 church is now being corrupted beyond all recognition byrepparttar 139805 wicked consortium of no more global financiers than could be carried in a single Boeing 747 and their eager henchmen.

The wicked triad of aristocrats, politicians and preachers, understands that with enough campaign money and their great media propaganda machine,repparttar 139806 betrayal of both thoughtless voters and fundamental true believers is a slam dunk. Men like Franklin Graham, James Dobson, Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell,repparttar 139807 leadership and most pastors ofrepparttar 139808 Southern Baptist Convention,repparttar 139809 Nazarene, Missouri Synod Lutheran and Assemblies of God denominations, yearn to be gathered into another Oliver Cromwell type theocratic state that uses police power andrepparttar 139810 courts to call their very own ideological tune for America to dance to. They are off to a good start and if history has taught us anything, we can already see thatrepparttar 139811 compassion of power players within finance, governance or religion is a weak reed on which to rely for support. Every organization that seizes complete power over others quickly turns evil. Or how do you get from Jesus’ Sermon onrepparttar 139812 Mount torepparttar 139813 burning of theological challengers atrepparttar 139814 stake in Christianity? Or explainrepparttar 139815 many Southern Baptist preachers who cast out from their churchesrepparttar 139816 heretics that voted for John Kerry?

Neo-conservative financiers, politicians and preachers have come together to create a perfect storm inrepparttar 139817 collapse of democracy occurring in America today. The abusers don’t need to cancel elections and appoint a dictator when they controlrepparttar 139818 vast media machine that persuades millions of naïve men and women to commit financial, political and religious suicide at their bidding. But whilerepparttar 139819 aristocracy and their politician abusers are motivated by pure greed and a lust for power over people,repparttar 139820 fundamental politico/preachers pretend to themselves and others that obeyingrepparttar 139821 wishes ofrepparttar 139822 powerful abusers of society is an extension of biblical Truth and thus reflectsrepparttar 139823 wisdom of Jesus. They are engaging inrepparttar 139824 oldest form of psychological self-deception, of course. “What’s best for me is great for America andrepparttar 139825 Church.”

The Lords Prayer

Written by Rev. A.R.Smith

What is Reverence? A new look at Matthew 6:9 thru 13. Many call Matthew 6:9-13, The Lords Prayer but it actually isn't. Itsrepparttar prayer that Jesus gave to us, so in essence its our prayer. What I want to do is break it down to make it more personal. How many here today love Jesus? How many here today love God? How many here today dorepparttar 139675 commandments of Christ? You know, Love your neighbor as yourself, pray for those who despitfully use you, forgive others, pray for your enemies, ect, ect, ect? If you are sure, then this is your prayer. Mat 6:9 ...Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Mat 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Mat 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread. Mat 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Mat 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine isrepparttar 139676 kingdom, andrepparttar 139677 power, andrepparttar 139678 glory, for ever. Amen. Now lets make it personal, between you andrepparttar 139679 Father. 1.“Our” Belonging to, in possession of, to abide in oneself. God belongs to us and we torepparttar 139680 Father. Byrepparttar 139681 purchase of our body and soul withrepparttar 139682 blood of His Son. 2.“Father”A man who begets or raises or nurtures a child. To procreate (offspring) asrepparttar 139683 male parent. To act or serve as a father to (a child). To create, found, or originate. To acknowledge responsibility for. Isn'trepparttar 139684 meaning of Father, everything that God is? “To acknowledge responsibility for.” God acknowledges us as His children, His seed, His Creation and he fully takes responsibility for us. To Teach and Nurture, to Feed and cloth, to Save and protect. Now what about those who refuse God as Father, refuse His Chastisement? Heb 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. “Bastard”, The Talmud andrepparttar 139685 rabbis are probably therefore right in explaining mamzer, not illegitimate children in general, but those begotten in incest or adultery: from mazar, "to be corrupt." The only other occurrence of mamzer is Zec_9:6; "a bastard (a vile alien) shall dwell in Ashdod." One who is withoutrepparttar 139686 conjoining of Father (God) to themselves. We must look at this fromrepparttar 139687 spiritual and notrepparttar 139688 physical for all children have a physical father(dad). 3.“which art” “Which Art”, residing at, being in a certain place or time, without doubt as to where or who.Positive. Without our Faith knowing where God our Father resides, we would not believe in a Diety, that is in controll of all manner of life. We must first believe in Heaven and Hell, Reward and punishment, Resurrection and Damnation, on a grand scale, up to and including,repparttar 139689 very soul that makes us who we are. Rom 1:17 For therein isrepparttar 139690 righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 4a.“in heaven” 4.”IN” Withinrepparttar 139691 limits, bounds, or area of: Fromrepparttar 139692 outside to a point within;. To or at a situation or condition of. 5.”Heaven” The sky or universe as seen fromrepparttar 139693 earth;repparttar 139694 firmament.The abode of God,repparttar 139695 angels, andrepparttar 139696 souls of those who are granted salvation. An eternal state of communion with God; everlasting bliss. Any ofrepparttar 139697 places in or beyondrepparttar 139698 sky conceived of as domains of a divine being. A place of great happiness, delight, or pleasure: Jesus promised all who believed in Him a place. John 14:2-3 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

Cont'd on page 2 ==> © 2005
Terms of Use