Kickoff for the “Murder Your Flesh 2” Tour. For information about what the “Murder Your Flesh” tour is all about, click here to watch the message from the first stop in last year’s tour. Try to make it out tonight if you can or watch it online live at The Whosoevers website.
1. God’s judgment is “according to truth.” v. 2
2. According to accumulated guilt. v. 5
3. According to works. v.6
4. Without respect of persons. v.11
5. According to performance, not knowledge. v.13
6. God’s judgment reaches the secrets of the heart. v.16
7. According to reality, not religious profession. v.17-29
With Manny Pacquiao recently declaring he is recently rededicated his life the God, many Christians will be watching the upcoming Pacquiao Marquz IV fight. I thought I would post the three past fights in this epic rivalry on here as a preview and a way to get pumped up for the Dec. 8 fight.
First Fight: May 8, 2004 (Featherweight Division: 126 Lbs.)
Second Fight: March 15, 2008 (Super Featherweight Division: 130 Lbs.)
Third Fight: November 12, 2011 (Welterweight Division: 147 Lbs.)
Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Today, families will meet and give thanks to God for all his many blessings He gives us while enjoying a table full of food.
Others will not have a table full of food. Many are still hurting in this troubling economy. Many have been unemployed for many months and even years.
Many of us will be hurting this thanksgiving, but the the joy of The Lord will be our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). We are told in 1 Peter 5:7 to cast our worries on The Lord and he will carry us through this hard time.
Thanksgiving is not about what you are eating for dinner tonight. It’s about honoring God in all that He is and all He has blessed us with.
George Washington, in his National Thanksgiving Proclamation on January 1, 1795, he said:
…our duty as a people, with devout reverence and affectionate gratitude, to acknowledge our many and great obligations to Almighty God, and to implore Him to continue and confirm the blessings we experienced…
Abraham Lincoln, on October 3, 1863, proclaimed the last Thursday in November to be an annual day of Thanksgiving. According to Lincoln, the day would serve as “A day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”
In his proclamation, he said:
…announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord… But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, by the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own… It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people…
We are a very blessed people to live here in the United States. We need to remember what the true meaning of Thanksgiving truly is. It’s not about what you are eating or not eating, it’s about giving thanks to The Lord for everything we have.
And we might not have much here on earth, but take peace in the fact that Jesus has delivered us from our sins and one day we will be with Him in Heaven.
DUARTE – A former professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and current Christian radio personality Frank Pastore was seriously injured Monday night after being thrown from his motorcycle on to the 210 Freeway.
A 55-year-old motorcyclist from Upland was taken to a trauma center when his motorcycle was hit by a car on the 210 Freeway Monday night.
He was ejected from the motorcycle and found unconscious on the freeway, according to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Aaron Knarr.
Los Angeles-based Radio station, 99.5 KKLA, identified the motorcyclist as Pastore, an Alhambra native, who played high school baseball at Damien High and was a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds from 1979 until 1985.
He was been the host of “The Frank Pastore Show” on the Christian radio station since 2004.
“Last night Frank Pastore was in a motorcycle accident,” a statement on the KKLA website reads. “We do not know how extensive his injuries are, but we know they are serious. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.”
The collision happened at 7:33 p.m. on the eastbound 210 Freeway, east of Buena Vista Street.
Read the full article from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin here.
Today Hostess went out of business due to an ongoing Baker’s Union strike.
Over 18,000 people lost their jobs today.
Here is a list of your favorite items you may never be able to buy again thank’s to the Baker’s Union.
Obama bails out banks and car makers, but can’t save Hostess? “To Big To Fail,” Mr. President. “To Big To Fail.” (This was meant as a joke, but judging by the comments no one seemed to get it. So just for the record I’m not in favor of any of the bailouts).
UPDATE: Hostess and union officials have agreed to private mediation in hopes to prevent liquidation. They failed
Devil Dogs – Drake’s
Funny Bones – Drake’s
Ring Dings – Drake’s
CoffeeCakes – Drake’s
Blueberry Muffins – Drake’s
Yodels – Drake’s
Bread du Jour
James 1:12 “Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” (NASB)
Will the Republican Party remain the party that stands for Christian values? Will they persevere under the current trials they face after losing the 2012 election and the trials they are sure to face in the next four years?
There’s a good chance they will not.
Top members of the GOP are already considering about taking the party platform in a different direction in future years that would include compromises on abortion and gay marriage. There is already serious discussions on altering their stance on illegal immigration, which is not necessarily a Christian issue, but an important political issue nonetheless.
Link to 2012 GOP Platform here.
If the GOP does in fact compromise, Christians and other social conservatives will be left in an interesting situation. Will they compromise and vote for a candidate that doesn’t stand for their values? Will they be foolish and write in some random name that will have no affect on the election at all? Or will we stand up for traditional values, either through a third party or being independent of a political party, and vote righteously? Out of the three choices, I vote for the latter.
What I recommend everyone do is forget about what political party you identify with. I plan to look on California’s Secretary of State site (link) and do a thorough investigation of the seven recognized parties in the state. I will then remain a registered Republican, reregister for a third party, or register as a decline to state voter. I suggest creating a personal political platform, and vote for candidates that match up with that platform. I’m tired, and I’m somewhat guilty of this, for voting along party lines.
I think Romney was a good candidate. But I did support Bachmann, Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum over him. I voted for him because he was the only candidate. Even though he was a Mormon, Romney’s stances in favor of traditional marriage and being pro life was good enough against Obama. It was not a compromise on values to vote for Romney. He stood for the social values most Christians stand for, but he was not the best choice from the GOP primary candidates.
Here’s something to think about, and I first heard former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura say this here, why not do away with political parties and force candidates to run on their names, values, and reputations.
I would never vote for Jesse Ventura, he has very liberal stances on just about everything and is an atheist. But on this point he makes perfect sense.
Eliminate the party affiliation at the end of a person’s name on the ballot and let voters investigate who they will vote for that way. Will that involve the altering or elimination of the electoral college? Perhaps. But the way we currently do things where parties can change their values and voters are stick in this two party system is not working.
I hope the GOP doesn’t compromise on these issues and stays true to conservatism. If not, it will be up to the Christians and other social conservatives to persevere and hold fast to conservatism.
I encourage you to create that political platform, and examine your political affiliation. It’s possible you are registered for the wrong party.
I will post my political platform on here in a few days. I will only vote for candidates who uphold those values. Do the same after you create your platforms.