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Pine Bluff, Arkansas – TOO LOUD!

Pine Bluff, Arkansas is TOO LOUD! Letter to Pine Bluff’s administration and Chamber of Commerce…

Dear Mayor Washington,

I had the pleasure of visiting your beautiful municipality for a few days during the Labor Day weekend. I was disheartened to see that Pine Bluff, its administration, its law enforcement community, obviously care very little about the quality of life and domestic tranquility, the basic fundamental rights of life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness as you have surrendered your City, your personal integrity, to the narcissistic thugs who assault your citizenry with impunity via the unencumbered operation of illegally LOUD, illegally equipped, large displacement motorcycles, automobiles, pick-up trucks. These vehicles have been illegally modified to emit decibel levels that are easily audible for over one-mile under hard acceleration; decibel levels that are in multiples (logarithmic) of the legal, total, relatively safe, 80dB(A) as mandated by the US EPA.

Arkansas’ motor vehicle muffler law § 27-37-601 clearly prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle on the public roadways of Arkansas equipped with a muffler that fails to conform to the noise suppression qualities of the original factory-installed muffler. Arkansas’ State Legislature obviously cared about the quality of life of Arkansas citizenry when they passed this excellent motor vehicle muffler legislation; unfortunately, Arkansas’ enforcement entities are too compromised, lazy, or inept, to enforce the protective intent of said law.

Arkansas § 27-37-601 (b) prohibits the retail of mufflers that violate this statute; so I ask you, why are you permitting motor vehicle noise thugs to destroy the domestic tranquility of your citizenry and audibly assault your most innocent with impunity void intercession by “peace” officers? Why is Chief Franklin allowed to continue in his failure to provide the most basic of governmental responsibilities i.e. protection? Why is your law enforcement community impotent in their responsibility to protect your most innocent and most susceptible to the illegal motor vehicle noise destroying your community e.g. children, the elderly, the handicapped?

If you have any questions concerning America’s National Noise Plague, please see my article on this subject at: The Truth about LOUD motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, that the police can’t or won’t tell you:…/the-truth-about-loud…/

If you have any questions concerning enforcement protocol relevant to motor vehicle noise, please see my article:…/motorcycle-noise…/

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Thank you,

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

2010 Arkansas Code Title 27 – Transportation Subtitle 3 – Motor Vehicles And Their Equipment Chapter 37 – Equipment Regulations Subchapter 6 – Mufflers § 27-37-601 – Noise or smoke producing devices prohibited.

(a) Every motor vehicle shall, at all times, be equipped with a factory-installed muffler or one duplicating factory specifications, in good working order and in constant operation, to prevent excessive or unusual noise and annoying smoke.

(b) No person shall use on a motor vehicle upon the public roads, highways, streets, or alleys of this state, nor shall any person sell for use on a motor vehicle upon the public roads, highways, streets, or alleys of this state, a muffler, other than as defined in subsection (a) of this section, cutout, bypass, similar device, or any type device which produces excessive or unusual noise or smoke.

Is the Law of the Covenant a Curse?

Is the Law of the Covenant a curse?

Christian response,

The Law is only a curse to the one seeking righteousness through it because the Law mandates perfection (James 2:10) and we’re sinners condemned by a sin-nature (Romans 3:23); therefore, righteousness with the Father is unattainable through the Law (Romans 3:20)…righteousness with the Father is ONLY attainable by faith in the perfection of Jesus as our Messiah who lived a sinless life and died a substitutionary death to pay our sin-debt so that HIS righteousness can be imputed into our life in place of sin (2 Corinthians 5:21).

So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.

Is obedience to the Torah necessary in order for God to hear our prayers?

Someone said: “The prayers of a man who rejects the Torah is like water off a duck’s back.” Is this true or a Jewish myth?

Christian response,

The Torah can do nothing for you as the Torah only defines sin void atonement (Romans 3:20). If the Covenant of Law had been without fault there would have been no need for the establishment of a New Covenant (Hebrews 8:7).It is only by faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Messiah and believing that Jesus died to pay your sin-debt that will you find a Covenant Relationship with the Father (Romans 10:9-10) and that relationship sealed and Guaranteed by the indwelling Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14)…it is then, and only then, that God the Father will entertain your prayers unless that prayer is one seeking righteousness with Him by faith in the Son, Jesus as your Lord.

The Holy Spirit tells us that God does not hear sinners except a prayer of repentance seeking redemption but if anyone does His will He hears Him (John 9:31) and the Father’s will is this…that you believe in the One He has sent into the World to redeem you from your sin (John 6:29).

So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.

What is the purpose of religion?

Every human being having attained an age of reason and accountability possessing at least a modicum of cognitive acuity intuitively knows our Universe, Earth, human genome, are all created entities by an omnipotent God though mankind differs on their idea of who God is. Human kind was created to worship, to hope, to look beyond ourselves and we all intuitively possess a longing for something else…we know that what constrains us via physics is NOT all there is to this life…religions attempt to provide an answer to the human condition and fill that void, that chasm, in our longing for more and our search for purpose…

If Jesus is God how could humanity kill Him?

If Jesus is God how could humanity kill Him?

Christian response,

Humanity did not kill God…God is Spirit (John 4:24) and has no genesis or finality…Jesus is God having temporarily manifest in flesh (Philippians 2:8; John 1:14) to destroy the works of the Devil (1 John 3:8b) for your benefit and my benefit and the death of the human body He inhabited in order to interact within Time and with His human creation was given as a sacrifice for our sin so that we could have the opportunity to be forgiven of sin and live with God, forever (John 3:16-18). It was only the temporary body of flesh that the Jews had murdered by the Roman authorities, not God…as God is everlasting from everlasting (Psalm 90:2).

Is there a Purgatory or anything like it in the Bible?

Question was asked: “Is there a Purgatory in the Bible or anything like Purgatory?”

Christian response,

There is no Purgatory, a Catholic doctrine for money-making and holding parishioners in bondage to the Catholic Mass hoping to pray their dead relative, spouse or friend out of Purgatory and into Heaven via the lighting of candles, prayers of intercession for the dead, indulgences – money given to the Catholic Church. This is heretical Catholic dogma/doctrine.

Is there something like “Purgatory” in the Bible?

There is an intermediary place of the dead taught by Jesus (Luke 16) and the Holy Spirit in Scripture. In the Hebrew Scriptures this place of the dead is called Sheol and in the Greek Scriptures, Sheol is referred to as “Hades.” This place of the dead is neither the Kingdom of God nor is it Hell/the Lake of Fire. According to Jesus as per Luke 16, Sheol/Hades is divided into two-large sections/regions with an impassable chasm dividing the two regions. The Old Testament dead who died rejecting God, their spirit, upon death of the body, was and remains interned in Sheol-Torments and will remain there until the coming Great White Throne Judgment manifesting subsequent to the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ (Revelation 20:11-15).

According to Jesus as per Luke 16, those in the Old Testament who expressed faith in God and found righteousness (a right standing) with Him by faith (Hebrews 11), these, upon death of the body, their soul/spirit was detained in Sheol-Paradise/AKA Abraham’s Bosom. These “righteous” dead were detained in Sheol-Paradise because the acceptable sacrifice for sin, the coming Messiah promised in Scripture, had not manifest and we know that nothing impure is permitted to enter the Kingdom of God (Rev 21:27).

Though these Old Testament saints found righteousness with God by faith, they could not enter the Kingdom until such time their iniquity was atoned for by the blood of Messiah as faith in Jesus as Lord is the ONLY Way to the Father (John 14:6). Subsequent to Messiah Jesus’ atonement for sin, the Holy Spirit teaches that while Messiah’s body laid in the tomb, Jesus, in Spirit, entered Sheol-Hades/Paradise, preached liberty to the captives there and personally escorted them into the Kingdom awaiting the resurrection of the righteous. Subsequent to the extrication of the righteous saints from Sheol-Paradise by Jesus, that region of Sheol remains completely empty as anyone who dies having trusted in Jesus as Lord in the New Covenant established in Messiah’s blood now transitions directly into the presence of our Lord in spiritual form (2 Corinthians 5:8) and will remain in the presence of our Lord awaiting the resurrection of the righteous and service in the New Jerusalem.

According to Jesus and the Holy Spirit, Hades-Sheol/Torments remains inhabited by the spirits of the unrighteous dead and even today, in the New Covenant, those who die rejecting Jesus as Lord, their spirit is interned in Hades-Sheol/Torments (NOT HELL) and will remain there with the Old Testament unrighteous dead awaiting the resurrection of the condemned (John 5:29) where they will receive a resurrected body of corruption and stand before Jesus to be judged in accordance with the deeds done in the body while the body was constrained by the Realm of Time and physics. These unrighteous dead will ultimately be adjudicated “guilty” for sin and lose both body and soul in the “second death” in the Lake of Fire, forever (Revelation 20:11-15).

The Holy Spirit teaches me that the unrighteous dead will suffer in the Lake of Fire commensurate with the evil done in the body and they will then be consumed and suffer the “second death” which is a complete annihilation of all life, remembrance, forever.

Must one be grafted into Israel to be saved from death in Hell?

Statement was made concerning Israel and salvation: “If you’re not grafted into Israel, you are lost.” Is this true? Can Israel save?

Christian response,

No, Israel has nothing to do with my salvation other than Messiah having entered Time through the Tribe of Judah giving His life to pay my sin-debt I could never pay; it is my faith in Jesus as my Messiah that is my salvation and assurance of eternal life; truth is, a majority of Jacob’s children will die the “second death” in Hell as a result of their rejection of Messiah Yeshua as Savior. I love Israel and his children but they are blind, stiff-necked, obstinate and filled with self-righteousness as they cling to a Law that can never save them (Romans 9:30); a Law that only defines sin void atonement (Romans 3:20) while Messiah stands before them ready and willing to forgive their sin and offer them eternal life (John 3:16). By faith I am grafted into the promises made to Israel concerning salvation; the difference being, I honor the Father by believing in what the Son, Jesus Christ, has done for me; an overwhelming number of Israel’s children deny their Messiah and blaspheme His deity and sacrifice.

Why was Satan extricated from the Kingdom of God?

Question was asked: Why was Satan extricated from the Kingdom?

Christian response,

Satan was extricated from the Kingdom, as were the angels who followed Satan in his rebellion against God, because sin, nothing impure, is permitted to exist in God’s Kingdom (Rev 21:27) and the destructive nature of Satan’s sin was removed and Jesus was commissioned by the Father (John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1; John 3:35) to take elements from the unseen Spiritual World and fashion those elements into matter (Hebrews 11:3) and create the Heavens and the Earth with haste (six-literal days-YOM) and Satan, the fallen angels, were placed upon this Earth some 6022-years ago to be dealt with by God through selfless love as per Genesis 3:15-21; 1 John 3:8b)…this is why Jesus entered the created realm of Time as Jesus tells us that His Kingdom is NOT of this World (John 18:36).

Our entire creation pertaining to Time and Matter and Physics is the resultant of Satan’s rebellion and God’s desire to maintain volitional love with His faithful angelic creation that He loves beyond human understanding…this love is contingent upon free will and free will, volitional love, is God’s desire.

All of the evil and suffering and death that has transpired over the previous 6000-years is the resultant of a cosmic war having been removed from the Spiritual Kingdom and placed upon this Earth constrained by Time and Physics to be dealt with apart from the Kingdom and we are players, participants, in this war and we choose whom we will serve through our loyalty to God the Father through faith in Jesus or faithfulness to the Devil in unbelief. We will be judged accordingly and the allies of Satan will be destroyed in the “second death” (Revelation 20:11-15) and the allies of God will receive life in the New Jerusalem and serve Jesus Christ, forever (2 Timothy 2:12).

What does it mean to “believe in God?”

Every man and woman having attained an age of reason/discernment/accountability intuitively knows God exists…even the atheist who lies to you and me and himself…knows God exists as God has made this undeniably apparent through the Creation; therefore, anyone with a modicum of cognitive acuity believes in a God whether or not they acknowledge same…the question is, does one know the true and Living God and His righteous requirements and His Plan for Time and Eternity and mankind?

Is Jesus God?

Is Jesus God?

Jesus is God, Elohim, I AM, Messiah, Creator, Judge, and Jesus declared this truism repeatedly and was ultimately murdered for it. Jesus warned that unless you believe He is I AM…you will die in your sins (John 8:24). The one who is redeemed from sin by faith in Jesus having received the Holy Spirit as Guarantor of Covenant with the Father (Ephesians 1:13-14), this person redeemed by faith in Jesus will know and understand the necessity for Messiah’s deity as the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth (John 16:13), reveals these things to the one who loves God and trust in Him, alone (1 John 2:27).