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Experience: (1) United States Marine Corps 1/1 - 0311 - NCO (2) 31-year retired veteran of the Houston Police Department (3) Education: Master's Degree/University of Houston at Clear Lake

Abortion – Homosexuality cannot be legitimized by law…

Infanticide and Homosexuality are sins that transcend Time and cannot be legitimized by man’s law…

Prohibiting the murder of babies in the womb is an immutable law that transcends time. Homosexuality is a sexual sin against God’s Covenant of Marriage that transcends time. Neither can receive valid advocacy or legitimization from an interpretation of moral law or criminal law in a society seeking sustainability. Infanticide via abortion and homosexuality via Obergefell (2015) are indicative of a spiritually, morally, ill society that has chosen servitude to the Devil via a rejection of our Creator’s holiness and sovereignty.

Faith v. Works; Righteousness v. Self-Righteousness; Life v. Death of the spirit…

Faith v. Works; Righteousness v. Self-Righteousness…

Faith, apart from works, is the KEY to the Father’s heart and the initiation of covenant relationship through Jesus Christ as our Lord. Once saving faith, apart from works, has initiated covenant relationship and the redeemed in Jesus receive the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of that covenant relationship, works of obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit’s guidance becomes natural or a defining characteristic of the one born again as Jesus said you will know them by their works (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 11:6; Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:16; Romans 7:15-20).

No one can “work” them self to God the Father as our works of self-righteousness before salvation are considered as a “filthy garment” in the nose of God; actually, the Hebrew defines self-righteous works as a “bloody menstrual cloth” (Isaiah 64:6).

We are saved by grace (unmerited favor unattainable through human effort – a gift) through faith (believing-trusting) in Jesus as our Lord who died for us, alone; then, our works of obedience are a natural outflow of our salvation through the indwelling Spirit via the conscience via the daily process of sanctification. It is the one who believes on Him that justifies by faith that is saved and not the one who works for their salvation through acts of self-righteousness (Galatians 2:16).

How can Israel be culpable for Messiah’s death if His death was prophesied beforehand?

How can Israel’s children be “guilty” of Messiah’s murder if the Crucifixion was prophesied hundreds if not thousands of years earlier?

Messiah’s death, the shedding of innocent blood as atonement for sin, has been a reality subsequent Genesis 3:21 but the Father did not ordain Messiah’s death through His “chosen” people, Israel, but only that Messiah would die for the sins of the World. Israel’s children “chose” to be the cursed people of Messiah’s death as Yahweh could have easily used Pilate and the Roman law to bring about the Crucifixion of Messiah via the charge of subversion or sedition but Israel chose to murder the Messiah sent to them, a Messiah foreshadowed through types and prophecy throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. There is life through forgiveness of sin for every child of Jacob who acknowledges their sin, repents, and fully trusts in Yeshua as their Messiah who died for them.

American Liberalism v. Jesus

America’s sustainability: Liberalism v. Jesus

Why is Liberalism-Progressivism the antithesis of sustainable mores, norms, values, necessary for America’s Constitutional Republic?

The American experiment of a Constitutional Republic constructed by the people for the people necessitated a religious and moral people for its success. America’s Founder’s relied solely upon an overwhelming majority of the populous having been “born again” and redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and subsequently receiving the indwelling Holy Spirit as a personal Tutor, Guide, Wisdom, Counselor, via the conscience via the daily process of sanctification. This is why a Church steeple was usually visible from most every quadrant of early townships in Colonial America.

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams (From John Adams to Massachusetts Militia, 11 October 1798)

Our Founder’s structured the purposefully “limited” Federal Government with checks and balances via the fragmentation of governmental responsibility shared between the Executive-Legislative-Judicial branches with “We the people” receiving representation through elected leadership; Representatives possessing the shared values, norms, mores, of the people who elected them.

Liberalism,

One of the primary reasons Progressivism-Liberalism will not succeed in America’s Constitutional Republic, a Republic founded upon Biblical principals e.g. the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is that Liberalism naively believes humanity is inherently “good” by nature and if provided sufficient sustenance sufficient to feed the lust of the flesh there will be universal peace and tranquility, a sociological satiation, personal satisfaction through shared equity, sufficient to bridge any differences between race, religion, ethnicity, worldview; the theoretical outcome of pervasive equity will be social integration manifesting ultimately in a utopia of peace, love and nirvana.

Conservatism,

Our Founder’s took a Biblical approach to the propensities of human kind believing what the Holy Spirit has said concerning human nature and the sin-nature that lurks within all of humanity. Our Founder’s knew that only by an intimate relationship with our Creator, Jesus Christ, through faith and receiving the Holy Spirit as the Constrainer and Restrainer of the sin-nature would the pursuit of individual freedoms apart from intrusive Governmental oversight be realized. Herein lies the foundational failure of Liberalism i.e. the inability or refusal to see and wrestle with the reality of mankind’s inherent sin-nature requiring either redemption by faith in Jesus Christ or a tyrannical form of Government practicing authoritarianism as its guiding mandate to prevent societal implosion.

Today, in America, we see the impotency of the “do gooders” i.e. Liberalism and its rejection of our Founder’s mandates necessitating the behavioral modification and individual self-restraint only provided by the Judaeo-Christian ethic practiced and realized in individual homes with a dad and mom as their children’s primary role model supplemented by the local Church and the public school teaching “Creationism” as opposed to the lunacy of Darwinism i.e. atheism; Mom and Dad along with the local Church and the public school teaching the benefits of personal, Biblical, morality, personal responsibility, as opposed to the demonism of Darwinism, Marxism, LGBTQ sexual-gender confusion.

Whenever Democrats, Liberals, are in charge of a municipal or State government, crime and suffering and poverty and homelessness and addiction and gender confusion and suicide and abortion will define the people and their personal values because Liberalism rejects God’s Truth in exchange for the deception of the Devil who whispers to humanity that in the pursuit of sufficient knowledge-education and equity and appeasement of the sin-nature, mankind will arrive at nirvana and in conjunction with the satiation of the flesh all of humanity will finally realize enduring peace and happiness and tranquility; unfortunately, today’s morally ill, apostate America, demonstrates that the Devil is a liar and our Founder’s were correct in their assessment of the sin-nature articulated by the Holy Spirit.

Liberalism, a home for Marxism

Liberalism is better defined as “do-gooders” absent Biblical wisdom and neglectful of the Holy Spirit’s discernment. The Marxist’ find their demonic ideology easily integrated with the error of American Liberalism and this is why Marxism, with Liberalism as its catalyst, will be the death of Americanism as Liberalism is best defined as a naïve people absent wisdom and discernment possessing a heart of compassion but clueless concerning reality relevant to the evil inherent within humanity.

Is Deuteronomy 28 applicable to Israel only or to the United States as well?

Are the blessings-cursing of Deuteronomy 28 relevant ONLY to Israel’s children or are they applicable to the United States as well?

I’ve received some push-back on my OP stating that America’s immorality has gone too far and as a result, the Father has walked away from our legislated murder of babies in the womb and defilement of His marriage covenant via LGBTQ advocacy; Darwinian idiocy = evolutionary atheism forced into the classroom; a Marxist-Democrat Party strategy aimed at destroying the Biblical family unit and transforming America into a Marxist Nation.

The Holy Spirit has provided detailed historical accounts concerning the apostate failures of the Adamic and Noahic and Hebrew societies for our edification and knowledge concerning the Father’s eschatological will and we are to learn from these examples and act accordingly with wisdom and discernment. Israel and his children when compared to societal totality in numbers and years are rather insignificant but the Father set these people apart as a beacon displaying His blessings for obedience and His cursing for disobedience. For one to say that the Father’s covenants with Israel cannot be extrapolated and applied to the United States is simply lacking eyes to see and ears to hear.

The Father has set-apart the United States of America for His own eschatological purposes concerning the Great Commission relevant to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the New Covenant (Matthew 28).

America was tasked from its founding to be a blessing to every family of the Earth through proselytizing the entire World with the Gospel and to a certain extent, America has been faithful in that endeavor. America was to accomplish what Israel failed to accomplish as Israel’s children rejected the New Covenant Gospel; Israel’s children rejected and murdered their Messiah; Israel’s children demanded that Messiah’s blood be upon them and their children; therefore, the Father’s eschatological will would NOT be stymied by Israel’s apostasy but the Father pivoted and set-apart the United States for the purpose of fulfilling the Great Commission through the Gentiles (Romans 11:25).

Though Deuteronomy 28 targets Israel’s children, the blessings for obedience and cursing for disobedience transcends these Tribes and transcends Eternity. America, set-apart by the Father to accomplish what Israel refused to accomplish, must adhere to the warnings articulated by the Holy Spirit throughout the Hebrew Scriptures as they are applicable to the United States as America has been blessed greatly by the Father and to whom much is given much is expected; unfortunately, America has whored itself to the demons of abortion and vile sexual immorality; therefore, America is reaping what She has sown in unfaithfulness, apostasy, compromise with the demonic.

Though the cursing in Deuteronomy 28 is relevant to an agrarian economic model, that same cursing can easily be extrapolated to an industrial and technologically based economy such as the United States. If you study the individual curses in Deuteronomy 28 with eyes to see and ears to hear, you can easily see our Father’s judgment on the apostate Nation the United States of America.

Truth concerning Atheism – Darwinism…

What is the TRUTH concerning Atheism and Darwinism?

Atheism does not exist in reality; Atheism is simply a ruse, obfuscation, to appease and dampen a seared conscience within an individual living in willful sin, aberrant lust, defilement, as every individual possessing at least a modicum of cognitive acuity sufficient to discern the World around them intuitively knows that a Creator exists and Same possesses sovereignty over all life. Atheism is self-loathing in a demonic lie.

Darwinism – Evolutionary Theory is Satan’s most successful strategy at conforming the weak in mind and weak in wisdom and discernment in the ways of compromise and self-destruction. There is no greater proselytizer of atheism and secular humanism than Darwinism forced upon maturing minds in public schools.

Darwinism is the Marxist’ most proficient strategy having methodically transformed America’s youth into an abortionist loving; sexually perverse; Marxist society absent God; absent morality; absent wisdom; absent discernment; sheep prepared for the slaughter of tyranny and authoritarianism.

Jesus came to the “lost sheep of Israel”…why do the Gentiles have custody of the New Covenant Gospel?

Jesus came to the “lost sheep of Israel” (Matthew 15:24) but what happened, why are the Gentiles in custody of the New Covenant Gospel (Romans 11:25)?

Jesus came to the lost sheep of Israel as it was the Father’s will to proselytize Jacob’s children in the Gospel of the New Covenant as Jacob’s children were set apart, sanctified, to fulfill the promise made to Abraham that through Abraham would come one who would be “a blessing to every family of the Earth” (Genesis 12:3b)…Jew, Israelite, Gentile; unfortunately, Jacob’s children rejected the Messiah sent to them; Jacob’s children rejected the New Covenant Gospel established in Messiah’s blood (Matthew 26:28); Jacob’s children refused to be a blessing through the Great Commission; Jacob’s children conspired with the Roman authorities to have Messiah beaten almost to death then suffocated on a Roman Cross while simultaneously exclaiming that Messiah’s blood be upon them and their children; therefore, the promise made to Abraham was taken from Jacob’s children and given to the Gentiles until such time the fullness of the Gentiles have entered the Kingdom i.e. the Tribulation era; henceforth, Jacob’s children are suffering under the “Jewish blood curse” of their forefathers…a curse of unbelief, self-righteousness through law, that will culminate in only a “remnant” of Israel’s children finding life in Eternity (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27).

“And I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice; and they will become one flock, with one shepherd.” John 10:16 (NASB)

Concerning the promise of the New Covenant given to Israel via the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel…

I repeat…the intent of sanctifying Israel’s children and the New Covenant was to proselytize the entire Earth in the Gospel of Yeshua and Israel’s children would be a conduit through which the Great Commission (Matthew 28) would be accomplished but Israel rejected the New Covenant and Yeshua; therefore, the Father’s eschatological plan to “destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b) through the Gospel would NOT be stymied by Israel’s disobedience but the Father simply pivoted and passed the Great Commission to the Gentiles who will retain custody of the New Covenant Gospel until their numbers concerning the redeemed enter the Kingdom, then the end will come and Messiah’s Millennial Kingdom initiated.

There is a Jewish remnant that will be proselytized by the 144,000 sanctified Jewish witnesses spoken of by John, Messiah, in The Revelation and those of Jacob’s children who witness Messiah’s return at Mt. Olivette will also “believe” in Him whom they have pierced and enter the Millennial Kingdom…this will be the “remnant” spoken of by Isaiah and reiterated by Paul.

Yes, Jeremiah and Ezekiel speak of the New Covenant and Israel BUT Israel’s covenants with Yahweh have ALWAYS been predicated upon “obedience” (Deuteronomy 28)…Israel failed Yahweh and they failed Yeshua….God’s eschatological will must go forward irrespective of man’s choices.

Why Hell, how to avoid it…

Why Hell?

The region of Hell was created specifically for Satan and his angels, not human kind. Hell is designed as a place of eternal torment and incarceration for Satan; unfortunately, human kind will enter Hell by “choice” not mandate.

The human genome was constructed on the 6th-Day by Elohim in His spiritual image (Genesis 1:26-28) and infused within that genome were certain communicable attributes of Elohim as humanity would reflect the glory of our Creator and possess the capacity to reason, logic, to love, to communicate, community, compassion, an eternal soul/spirit, intellect, cognitive acuity to discern; unfortunately, human kind opted to compromise with evil and a chasm resulted between our Holy Creator and fallible human flesh; hence, the need for an Intercessor, Jesus Christ (John 3).

Sin, rebellion, iniquity, having manifest first in the Kingdom of God is causation for the creation of matter, Time, Space, life with flesh that enables that life, the spirit, to interact within the constraints of physics. Elohim is absolute purity, Holiness in perfection and He will NOT permit sin, rebellion, iniquity, to enter His Kingdom,“nothing impure will enter into it” (Revelation 21:27); therefore, anyone who rejects the blood atonement for sin as mandated by Elohim in Leviticus 17:11, an atonement provided ONLY by Yeshua, Jesus Christ, on the Cross at Golgotha (John 3:16), will NOT be permitted to enter the Kingdom; therefore, the region of Hell and the “second death” is the mandated resultant. Elohim is not going to allow a repeat of the scenario that is causation for the current 6000-years of horror as Elohim deals with this rebellious cherub angel (1 John 3:8b).

Though Satan and his angels will suffer eternally in Hell, my study of the subject and the teaching of the Holy Spirit shows me that Hell for human kind will be a place where each individual, every one who rejects Jesus as Lord, will suffer commensurate with the deeds, evil, done in the body while constrained by Time and then all life will be extinguished in the “second death.”

Avoiding Hell…

Those who have rejected God’s covenant of grace, mercy, redemption, available through faith in Jesus Christ (John 3; Hebrews 8:12) will perish in futility and nihilism, forever. You, as an unbeliever, will not suffer to the degree as a Hitler, Stalin, Mao…but you will suffer commensurate to the deeds done in the body and the “second death” will be nihilistic and complete, eternally (Revelation 20:11-15).

Elohim has given His all to provide you a way of escape from the second death in Hell; that Way is Jesus Christ, believing with a sincere heart that Jesus is Lord who died to pay your sin-debt (John 3: John 14:6); therefore, it would behoove you to carefully read the “Gospel of John” and make an informed decision concerning your eternal destiny.