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
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The Trinity is extant throughout the Scriptures beginning in Genesis 1:1 with Elohim, a plural noun/singular verb; Genesis 1:2 with the introduction of the Holy Spirit; the collaboration of Father-Son-Spirit (Us-Our) in Genesis 1:26-28 as the Trinity carefully created the human genome; Genesis 3:15 with the introduction of God the Son born of a woman (not Adam’s seed) to do battle with the Devil (1 John 3:8b) and the battle strategy in Genesis 3:21 that Jesus would follow to defeat the Devil, the first introduction of the Gospel of Grace by the shedding of innocent blood clothing humanity in a robe of imputed righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21) and the rejection of man’s works to earn salvation. In the first three chapters of the Canon the Trinity is extant and the following Scriptures under gird the veracity and necessity for our God who is ONE-God revealed in three-distinct personalities.
What is the ONE-unique distinguishing doctrine that separates the born again Christian from every religion or cult in the World?
Recently, a FB contributor mocked the idea of Jesus’ deity pointing to John 11:35, “Jesus wept,” suggesting that God would not or could not cry. Jesus is God and God possesses emotions, feelings, desires as God is love (1 John 4:8). Jesus wept over His people (Jacob’s children), the people He set-apart for His covenants, His blessing, the people He would die for, to redeem, the people He chose before the beginning of Time to proselytize the World with the Gospel and be a blessing to every family of the Earth (Genesis 12:3). Jesus wept over their rejection of Him as their Messiah, the One promised them through the prophets, through the Torah, through the Law. Jesus wept over Jacob’s children and their decision to die in Hell and the demands they would make to have His blood be upon them and their children. Jesus wept bitterly for those He loves who would never know His purpose for having entered the Realm of Time (Romans 9:27; Isaiah 10:22).
The uniqueness of true Christianity?
What is the ONE-distinguishing doctrine that separates the true “born again” Christian, those who have sincerely trusted in Jesus as Lord and have subsequently received the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of covenant relationship with the Father, from every religion and cult of the World? That one distinguishing characteristic or doctrine that sets-apart the true Christian from every religion is the knowledge and understanding, the sincere belief, that Jesus is God-Elohim-Yahweh having manifested in flesh for the primary purpose of destroying the works of the Devil (1 John 3:8b). If a man or woman names the Name of Jesus Christ as Lord, Messiah, Savior, yet denies He is God in flesh, they do not know Jesus, they do not possess the Holy Spirit, they do not enjoy covenant relationship with God the Father, they are not born again by the Spirit, they remain in their sins; they are headed to perdition in unbelief. It is the indwelling Holy Spirit that reveals the eternal truth that Jesus is God and if a person is absent the Holy Spirit, they are absent life in God’s Kingdom, they are absent eternal life, they are lost and existing in hopelessness.
22 Who is the liar, if it is not the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father, but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well. 1 John 2:22-23 (Berean Study Bible)
Hello Mayor Eveland, Maggie Valley alderman, city attorney, Governor Roy Cooper,
My wife and I toured your beautiful municipality today, 9-10-21; unfortunately, you have compromised your values, your oath, your duty to protect the citizenry by inviting the LOUD, narcissistic, thugs of the LOUD motorcycle community into Maggie Valley via the “Thunder in the Smokies” motorcycle rally; these loud thugs traverse thousand of miles to end up on your city streets where you trade the safety of your citizenry and the safety of those they audibly assaulted en route to your city for the monies garnered by tax revenue from biker thugs. I will NOT invest my real estate money in a town or state where leadership is too cowardly or lazy or politically correct to provide the most basic of governmental responsibilities, protection.
Ninety-plus percent of the LOUD bikers polluting your city and audibly assaulting your citizenry, the citizenry you swore to protect, are operating motorcycles with illegal aftermarket exhaust mechanism emitting in multiples the legal, total, minimally safe, 80dB(A) as mandated by the US EPA via their SAE J331a full-throttle drive-by testing procedure…a test mandated for every model of street use motorcycle to be operated on the public roadways of the United States subsequent to 1986; actually, the EPA permitted 83dB(A) from 1983-1986 but found 83dB(A) to be too loud and physiologically injurious to the general public so they reduced the legal output to 80dB(A), require a permanent label on every muffler and frame of every street-use motorcycle…a majority of the motorcycles in your city this weekend emit well over 100dB(A)…multiples (logarithmic) of what is safe and compliant…yet you have the audacity to sell your citizens safety for LOUD biker thug profit…this is shameful.
Shame on Governor Roy Cooper and his State Police for making North Carolina a haven for loud motor vehicle thugs. The State Muffler Law, § 20‑128, mandates that every motor vehicle muffler operated on the public roadways of NC meet OEM, factory specifications concerning noise emissions output…shame on the State of North Carolina as I sit here listening to these motorcycle thugs accelerating their illegally equipped motorcycles on Hwy 14 with decibel output levels that are audible for a mile or more!!!
I have written much on this subject of illegal motor vehicle noise, America’s National Plague. I will share two of those articles here should you be interested in the truth concerning the Loud Biker Culture and their thuggery as they thumb their defiant noses at our most innocent and the Law…your compromise with these narcissistic thugs is appalling and embarrassing to those who love this Nation and honor our laws and seek safety, especially for our most innocent. Shame on you Mayor and your aldermen and your city attorney and especially your police department and shame on North Carolina’s State Police and Governor Cooper for allowing the roadways of the beautiful State of North Carolina to be polluted by illegally LOUD motor vehicles while the citizenry suffers without recourse. You are all shameful in your neglect and derelict in providing the most basic of governmental responsibility i.e. protection.
2005 North Carolina Code – General Statutes § 20-128. Exhaust system and emissions control devices.
§ 20‑128.� Exhaust system and emissions control devices.
(a)������ No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway unless such motor vehicle is equipped with a muffler, or other exhaust system of the type installed at the time of manufacture, in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise, annoying smoke and smoke screens.
(b)������ It shall be unlawful to use a “muffler cut‑out” on any motor vehicle upon a highway.
(c)������ No motor vehicle registered in this State that was manufactured after model year 1967 shall be operated in this State unless it is equipped with emissions control devices that were installed on the vehicle at the time the vehicle was manufactured and these devices are properly connected.
(d)������ The requirements of subsection (c) of this section shall not apply if the emissions control devices have been removed for the purpose of converting the motor vehicle to operate on natural or liquefied petroleum gas or other modifications have been made in order to reduce air pollution and these modifications are approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. (1937, c. 407, s. 91; 1971, c. 455, s. 1; 1983, c. 132; 1989, c. 727, s. 9; 1997‑443, s. 11A.119(a); 2000‑134, s. 6.)
Concerning the Sabbath edict and Christianity…all SDA and Jewish Root-legalists, please read?
The 4th-Commandment is a civil-ceremonial edict and NOT a moral law. Its violation or absence of observance does NOT affect one’s relationship with God if that civil-edict was not an agreed upon requirement of Covenant as the one established specifically between God, Moses, the children of Jacob, in Exodus 16 and codified in stone in Exodus 20. The New Covenant established in Messiah Jesus’ blood (Matthew 26:28) is completely absent a Sabbath mandate but only requires that one believe in Jesus as Lord who died to pay their sin-debt and thereby receive the Holy Spirit, enter the re-birth (be born again by the Spirit) and enter covenant relationship with the Father, forever, in peace and joy and love!God has NEVER entered into a Sabbath Covenant with the Gentiles, not once, unless that Gentile was seeking inclusion into the Israelite Nation and its religious mandates relevant to Judaism.
Jesus, who is God having manifest in flesh to destroy the works of the Devil (1 John 3:8b), NEVER burdened the Gentiles with a Sabbath edict but stated that HE, HIMSELF, is the Sabbath as HE IS THE LORD OF THE SABBATH and Jesus has proclaimed to be our REST our PEACE in the New Covenant (Matthew 12:8; Matthew 11:28-30). The Israeli-Jewish Sabbath pointed the children of Israel to their Messiah and Jesus is the fulfillment of that foreshadowing (Romans 14: Colossians 2:16; Hebrews 4).
It is only the spiritually deceived, the Christian cults AKA the Seventh Day Adventist Church and Christian legalism and Jewish Roots-deceived by righteousness through Law-keeping, that are obsessed and demonically engrossed with a Day while Jesus is NOT concerned about a DAY but Jesus is focused upon a Covenant RELATIONSHIP with God the Father established only by grace (unmerited favor we cannot earn) through faith (trusting-believing) in Jesus as our Lord who died to pay our sin-debt. I do wish you legalistic cults would fade away into the pit and leave the true Christian ALONE!
Unless you have placed yourself under the Covenant of Law and strictly practice Judaism as a religion, the Sabbath edict is IRRELEVANT…go live you life in freedom and peace in the love of Jesus Christ and the beauty and assurance of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Enjoy and rest and worship on any day or everyday you are led by the Spirit to worship (Romans 14). YOU ARE FREE IN JESUS…celebrate it with thankfulness! Rest in Jesus as your Lord.
My wife and I entered Pigeon Forge, TN this morning, 9-10-21, searching for real estate, an investment, only to find another Tennessee municipality inundated with illegally LOUD motorcycles, automobiles and trucks. Shame on you and your administration, your PD, for allowing America’s national plague to destroy the ambiance, the environment and the beauty of Pigeon Forge. Are you administrators, your police department, fearful of enforcing the motor vehicle muffler laws, stopping the motor vehicle thuggery in your municipalities and providing the most basic of governmental responsibilities i.e. protection? Why do you allow these LOUD narcissistic thugs operating incredibly loud motor vehicles to audibly assault your citizenry…why?
I have written on America’s National NOISE Plague and made every legal effort to counter the problem…shame on you and your PD for allowing these narcissistic thugs to destroy your beautiful city and audibly assault your most innocent and those most susceptible to the injurious effects of illegal motor vehicle noise. I will not invest my money in a city or county that is unable or refuses to provide the most basic of governmental responsibilities i.e. protection.
The Truth about LOUD motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, the police can’t or won’t tell you: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2016/03/10/the-truth-about-loud-motorcycles-the-police-wont-or-cant-tell-you/
Here is the technique to be used to enforce impotent motor vehicle muffler laws like the one in Tennessee containing the pathetic universal statute element of “to prevent excessive or unusual noise” > https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2016/09/12/motorcycle-noise-enforcement-101/
I am visiting your city/county today, 9-9-21, and my wife and I are searching for real estate, a home, property, investment, but your City/County of Sevier is inundated with illegally LOUD motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, equipped with illegal aftermarket exhausts that emit in multiples (logarithmic) the legal, total, minimally safe, dB(A) of 80 as per the US EPA. I’m sitting here in my RV at the McDonald’s downtown on 441…it is a shame that you and your police department allow these disrespectful, loud, narcissistic thugs to abuse the citizenry with illegal motor vehicle noise, obviously without fear of a police response. Shame on you and your police chief. We will NOT invest our money in a city, county, community, where the administration refuses to provide the most basic of governmental services i.e. protection and enforcement.
Rickey D. Holtsclaw
My articles concerning this national plague….
The about LOUD Motorcycles, Automobiles, Trucks, the Police can’t or won’t tell you: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2016/03/10/the-truth-about-loud-motorcycles-the-police-wont-or-cant-tell-you/
(a) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on any road, street or highway unless the motor vehicle is equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise and annoying smoke.
(b) It is unlawful to use a “muffler cutout” on any motor vehicle upon any road, street or highway.
(c) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
Concerning Allah – Jesus – Islam – Israel – Time – Eternity – Causation – Truth…a brief history, our future…
Before Time, Heaven, the Earth, our genome, were created by Jesus Christ…the Devil has coveted the power and authority of God. The sin and rebellion of the Devil was cast out of the Kingdom and Jesus was commissioned by the Father to take elements from the unseen Spiritual Realm and fashion those elements into matter constrained by Time and physics (John 3:35; John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1; Hebrews 11:3); subsequently, the Devil/Satan was extricated from the Kingdom (Luke 10:18; Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28) and the declaration of war between Jesus and the Devil was initiated/articulated with Genesis 3:15; the battle strategy to be used by Jesus to defeat the Devil was first pictured in Genesis 3:21 as the primary purpose for Jesus’ entrance into the Realm of Time was to “destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b). Our entire creation has come into being as a resultant of a coup d’é·tat initiated by Satan and the Earth created as a repository for that cosmic war.
The Devil’s strategy, Islam…
The Devil has mocked God and successfully seduced mankind to compromise with evil from the beginning. God allows this corruption as Satan’s destruction displays to the faithful angelic creation, those angels that did not follow Satan in the rebellion, the necessity for obedience to God’s will and the eschewing of evil which inevitably leads to self-destruction…this demonstrative scenario is necessary as our God is maintaining volitional love with His angelic creation while demonstrating the necessity for obedience as the Law is God’s arbiter concerning free will.The Devil continues to war against God even though he is a defeated foe as those who trust in Jesus’ sacrifice at Golgotha are no longer subject to the ramifications of sin and evil e.g. death-Hell-the grave. Yet the Devil mocks God and attempts to replicate God’s authority on Earth by garnering to himself the praise and worship and servitude of human kind. The Devil has secured for himself the praise and worship of billions of men, women, children, via a religious cult that finds its root in the infidelity of Abraham and Hagar producing the “wild donkey” of a man named Ishmael.
Ishmael is the father of the Ishmaelites, an enemy of Jacob’s children. From the demonically rooted seed of the Ishmaelites, a 7th-Century pedophile-thief-murderer by the name of Muhammad was introduced into the World. Muhammad, a demon possessed charismatic scoundrel, stole from the Jewish Torah and created a Book of lies and deceit known as the Koran and used this Book of Lies in his effort to convince the Jews in Media to follow his new religion. When the Jews rejected Muhammad, he began to abuse them, murder them; ultimately the Islamic Caliphate was formed and for 1400-years, the World suffered death and destruction at their hands.
The demonic cult of Islam is Satan’s attempt to usurp and duplicate God’s authority on Earth. Islam is the vessel by which Satan garners the praise and worship of billions of men, women, children. The Allah of Islam is a facade; the Allah of Islam is Satan masquerading as an “angel of light” via the Arabic Moon god. There is nothing but death and hopelessness and deceit in Islam and the representatives of Islam – primarily Iran, will coalesce with Russia-China-an Islamic coalition and come against Jerusalem, Israel via a nuclear war…soon…and America will have been demonically castrated by liberalism, communism, political correctness, Darwin/Atheism/Secularism-Marx-Lenin, abortion, LGBTQ deception and America will be economically, militarily, ethically/morally, incapable of interceding on Israel’s behalf; therefore, Israel will be forced to trust only in Messiah Jesus, the God they murdered and rejected for over 2000-years.
Theistic evolutionist asked: “How many millions of years were between the Creation of the Heavens and the Earth and the first man and woman?”
Jesus/Elohim created the Heavens, the Earth, life, in six-literal days as the Hebrew “yom,” when used in conjunction with a time frame such as an “evening and morning,” will always denote a literal 24-hour day. The Earth was created approximately 6021-years ago and this can be calculated through Messiah’s genealogy in Luke 3 by counting back to Adam through the generations. Jesus established the “when” of creation via the male and female as He told us the male and female were “from the beginning of creation”. It’s important to remember that Jesus created a mature Earth just as He, the Father, the Spirit, (Us, Our, Genesis 1:26-28) created a mature Adam and Eve; therefore, mankind will NEVER date the Earth (Ecclesiastes 3:11) and C-14 dating is useless.
Also, the Heavens and the Earth were NOT created ex nihilo but Jesus was commissioned by the Father (John 3:35, John 1, Colossians 1, Hebrews 1) to take elements from the unseen Spiritual World and fashion those elements into matter that is constrained by Time and physics (Hebrews 11:3)…this was done to create an acceptable battle ground for the war between Jesus and the Devil (1 John 3:8b; Genesis 3:15), a war that was initiated in the Kingdom before the beginning of Time…the destructive potential of that war was removed from the Kingdom and placed here upon this Earth to be dealt with apart from the Kingdom where nothing impure is permitted to exist (Revelation 21:27; Luke 10:18; Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 29:11+). In all of this, Elohim created with rapidity for cause.
My omnipotent God does not require millions or billions of years to create. Millions and billions of years are the necessary hogwash of Darwinists-Atheists who require long periods of time for the nonsense of evolution – descent with modification – abiogenesis…this is the work and deceit of the Devil.
Question posted on FB: “Why is the mountain [Mount of Olives] going to split in two when the lord will land on it, is it to keep invaders out or is it just because of holiness?” Zechariah 14:4
The Eastern Gate to the Old City, Jerusalem, immediately adjacent to the Mount of Olives and the Kidron Valley, was bricked-walled off by Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1541)…a Muslim cemetery placed in front of the Gate…most likely to prevent the prophecy concerning a Jewish Messiah entering and establishing His Millennial Reign…the seismic activity will most likely open the Eastern Gate for Messiah’s entry as He descends the Kidron Valley, ascends the mount before the gate and enters His Temple as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Also, Zechariah warns of a coming nuclear war in Jerusalem, Israel, most likely involving Russia-China-Islam/Iran v. Israel. Could this seismic activity also be related to that nuclear event?
“And this shall be the plague with which the LORD will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.” Zechariah 14:12 (NKJV)
Question was asked on FB: “How did Jesus attain righteousness?”
First of all, Jesus is God, Creator, Messiah, Judge, from everlasting to everlasting (Psalm 90:2); therefore, Jesus is righteous by His very nature as Deity (John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1).
Second, Jesus attained His righteousness in the flesh (Philippians 2) through the virgin birth (Luke 1; Genesis 3:15). Jesus was conceived in the womb of the virgin woman by the will and power of the Holy Spirit thereby permitting Jesus to circumvent the sin-nature that is transferred genomically (via federal headship) to all of human-kind throughout every generation (Romans 5:12). Jesus, who is God spiritually, was born in flesh absent the sin-nature physiologically; Jesus walked among mankind for 33.5-years in absolute sinlessness and fulfilled the righteous requirements of the Law i.e. perfection for us (James 2:10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 8:46).
The Law could not provide mankind righteousness (a right standing) with the Father due to our sin-nature inherited from our father, Adam, but Jesus did for us what we could not do for ourselves; that is, Jesus fulfilled the Law for us and offers His righteousness to us in exchange for our sin if we will trust in Him as our Lord (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 8:3).
Having pleased the Father through perfect obedience to the Law, Jesus voluntarily walked to the horrors of a Roman Crucifixion where His innocent blood was shed as a blood sacrifice for the sins of the whole World (John 3:16-18; 1 John 2:2). With this one selfless act of love, Jesus died a substitutionary death for you and for me and paid our sin-debt for us; that is, a debt owed to the Father that we, in our sin-nature, could never pay (Romans 8:3).
As a result of Jesus’ faithfulness at the Cross, God the Father agrees by Covenant (Matthew 26:28; Hebrews 8:10; 10:16) to forgive and redeem anyone who believes that His Son, Jesus Christ, died to pay their sin-debt (John 3:16-18) and along with this forgiveness, the Father agrees to impute the perfection/righteousness of Jesus over the life of the one who believes that Jesus is Lord (2 Corinthians 5:21); in addition, the Father agrees by Covenant to give the Holy Spirit to the one who believes in Jesus as Lord (Ephesians 1:13-14; John 14:16) and the Holy Spirit then indwells the believer and becomes their personal Teacher-Tutor (1 John 2:27) as the Spirit walks the redeemed in the daily process of sanctification (Galatians 5:16-26); that is, the Holy Spirit guides the believer in the ways of obedience to God’s will and righteousness as the Law is written upon their heart (Hebrews 10:16); in addition, the Holy Spirit prepares the believer for service in the coming Kingdom of God, the New Jerusalem, which will be established, subsequent to the Millennial Reign of Jesus, on a New Earth within a New Heaven (John 14:3; Revelation 21); it is there that the redeemed in Jesus Christ will serve our resurrected God in our resurrected bodies, forever (Philippians 3:21; Revelation 21).