Today’s Scripture – 7/7/2015

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

There is a site out there that commonly appears on Yahoo and others that spends the vast majority of its efforts to discredit those of faith.  They commonly take verses out of context and misquote the Bible to try and make their points, which is sophistry.

If you come across such sites, you can either respond in an attempt to show them the error of their ways, or walk away.  I suggest for the vast majority of these sites and the people who are drawn to them, it is better for your own soul to walk away.  I often engage them, but notice that they are so set in their ignorance that I would probably be more successful instructing a stone.

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Today’s Scripture – 7/6/2015

For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:

“He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them.”

Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him.

John 12:39-41

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San Francisco Guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Murder?

Kate Steinle and her father on pier 14 in San Francisco minding their own business when a shot rang out leaving Kate dying in her father’s arms.  She had done nothing to deserve to be murdered other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The murderer, Juan Lopez-Sanchez, had been deported five times already and was on probation in Texas, had just gotten out of jail.  He had been picked up by ICE agents from the federal prison and would have been deported had there not been drug charges pending in San Francisco, so they turned him over to San Francisco deputies and asked to be notified before he was released.

But you see, San Francisco has a policy NOT to notify ICE when an illegal immigrant is about to be released.  The dropped the charges in March and held him until April to make sure there were not other criminal charges on him anywhere else.    Having satisfied there were no other criminal charges, on April 15th, without notifying anyone, they released Lopez-Sanchez, a SEVEN TIME CONVICTED FELON to the streets.  By not handing him over to federal authorities, San Francisco became a conspirator to any crimes Lopez-Sanchez committed in the future.

What he did between April 15th and July 1st, who knows.  What we do know is he acquired a handgun (felony), went to pier 14 and shot the 31 year old Kate Steinle (another felony).  As she lay dying in her father’s arms, she told him that she didn’t feel very good before passing away.

Now, Lopez-Sanchez sits in jail again for felonies eight and nine.  Kate’s parents, having their daughter violently ripped from their lives are left with dealing with the irresponsible decision made by the city of San Francisco.  Knowing that Lopez-Sanchez was in this country illegally they made the decision to release him and thereby are responsible for his actions after release.

I am not one who promotes litigious actions in what has become a litigious nation, in this case am making an exception to my own values.  I think Kate’s parents need to sue the city administration, the county attorney’s office, and the sheriff’s department for everything they have.  The city, through their negligence, needs to learn their lesson in the only way that will get their attention; through the pocketbook.

And yes, in my opinion, they are guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.

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Another Thought for the Day

A woman from the International Human Rights Committee says “Safe and nutritional foods in adequate quantities is a basic human right.”  I have a couple common sense questions for this lady:

1.  Exactly where is all this food going to come from?  The human race has shown no sign of slowing down the population growth.

2.  Who is going to pay for this equal distribution of food items between people?  I say the droughts that cause food shortages are mostly manmade and until we equal food sources and human numbers balanced, there will be no such thing.

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Thought for Today

Freedom has never been gained without sacrifice; it is not free.

Those who tell you that freedom is an entitlement have never understood the selfless acts of those who died to protect freedom; they only know the selfishness of taking advantage of others.

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Today’s Scripture – 7/5/2015

You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13

Another forgotten passage in today’s society.  “Do not use your freedom to indulge in sinful nature” was the command, but we have rulings from the highest court in the land that clearly contradicts the word.  Will obeying laws of the land that ignore the word of God gain you access into the kingdom of heaven?

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Today’s Scripture – 7/4/2015

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17

Another sign of the times.  So many have denied the spirit and with that goes our freedom.

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