Political Insider Demonstrates Fundamental Lack Of Understanding What It Is To Be A Christian ……. While Claiming To Be A Christian!!!!

So, this happened, today …..

Matthew Dowd

I am Catholic. Being Christian is a state of being. Practicing love. Some of the most Christian folks i know in life are atheists.

Matthew Dowd is currently a political analyst for ABC.  He’s a sometime Dim, sometime Repub.

Full disclosure, I’m not Catholic.  I’m a Southern Baptist, so, perhaps I don’t know exactly what it means to be Catholic.  However, I do presume being Catholic requires belief in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.  You see, it is the belief that Jesus Christ is part of the Trinity, and you believe in the Trinity which makes one a Christian.  Yes, there’s a lot more to it, but, fundamentally, one has to, not only believe in God, but, believe the teachings of Christ.  For instance, on has to believe John 14:6 …… “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (KJV) ….. Well, let’s go all the way on this, because it is most important.  You also have to believe that the Son of God came to this earth in the form of man, lived and died for your sins, and defeated death, was resurrected and ascended to heaven.  He will come back and us believers are saved from eternal death and live eternal life with our Savior!

It isn’t a matter of ‘some, more, or most’, it is Boolean.  Either you believe, or, you do not.  It is entirely impossible for an atheist to be any bit of Christian.  Again, you are either saved by the Grace of God, or, you are not. 

Is it possible for Atheists to act nicer than Christians?  Of course.  That doesn’t make them more Christian than Christians.  It makes them nicer.  BTW, “nice” isn’t necessarily requisite to being a Christian.  There is a time and place for everything.  We should be typically nice, depending upon the circumstance. 

Are there Christians who act in very non-Christian ways? ……… Yes!!!  Me!!!!!  I don’t!  I’m one of those many who still need a lot of work!  (A whole bunch of work!)  But, I work towards it.  Oh, yeh, to be a Christian, you also have to believe this …….. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23 KJV) ….. To become a Christian you have to acknowledge that you are flawed and you have to ask Christ to come into your life and save you.  

Well, I meant for this post to go a different way.  But, I could not.

An atheist doesn’t believe in any of the things I’ve mentioned that are requisite to being a Christian. They can be the nicest, most loving people on earth (most are not), but, that still doesn’t get them any closer to Christ, the Way, the Truth, the Life.

It’s beyond disappointing when someone claims to be a Christian and says/writes things such as Dowd wrote.  It is very harmful to the non-believers.  If a “Christian” tells atheists they are more “Christian” than believers, then, it gives them comfort in their state of denial.  There isn’t much worse than that.  It’s inviting them to a state of eternal torment!  And, pushes them further away from God. 

My friends, when I say I’m a Christian, I’m not saying I’m a better person than anyone else.  I’m saying I acknowledge I’m a very flawed person and there is One much greater than I.  And, I’m working to get closer to that One.  I’d wish you’d join me on the journey.

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Happy Independence Day!!!!!

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First, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!  Secondly, I thought I’d share an experience and some thoughts …….

So, last Thursday, I went to hear some bluegrass gospel at a nearby church.  Being that it was so close to the 4th, they incorporated a patriotic theme.  It was pretty nice, though, not all of their songs were gospel, which I thought odd in that we were in the sanctuary.  One thing which was done was to recognize and honor our veterans. 

Now, it is altogether fitting and proper to honor our warrior/guardians.  But, as I was standing and being recognized, a thought kept running through my mind ……. ‘this is incomplete’.  There’s much more to celebrating this nation than just recognizing the warriors/guardians. 

You see, there are other battles which must be fought, and they’re not with guns and bullets.  It is in the arena of ideas.  We must fight these battle and we must win.  Fortunately, we can thank God for our founding fathers in this regard.  They already laid out a foundation about how this nation should govern itself, we call it the US Constitution.  Even better, they wrote their thoughts about our independence, self-governance, and our Constitution.  And, they were most eloquent and articulate in doing so.

Even a guy who was known more for his secular thoughts noted …..

I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?  —- Ben Franklin (during his appeal for prayer at the Constitutional Convention)

But, of course, prayer isn’t all that’s necessary, either.  I believe it is important, but, there’s still more to this great land than just great warriors and prayers.  James Madison noted …….

A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

What is implied here, is that not only do we arm ourselves with knowledge, but, that we also use said knowledge ….. that we be engaged in our political processes.  If we are not informed and engaged, we will lose our battles.

But, how then, are we to govern ourselves?  Well, as mentioned earlier, we have the blueprint the US Constitution.  But, there are some pratfalls we must avoid to maintain this nation.  John Adams had this to say …..

Avarice, Ambition, Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

People, all one has to do is to look around and see where “rights” have been replaced with “license”.  We are wholly engaged in a battle for the soul of this nation.  And, if we lose this battle because we were not informed, or not engaged, this nation will cease to be. 

So, celebrate tonight!  There’s plenty of reasons to celebrate and be thankful for.  But, tomorrow, we must go back to war and we must win.

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A Read About Pres. John Q. Adams Thoughts On Mahomet And A Contrast With Christianity

I would usually add some commentary, but, I don’t think this is necessary.  I just thought I’d share this with you all, and let the comments speak for themselves!

Enjoy!  ….. Go here http://www.apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=7&article=1142

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CNN Has The Sadz After Special Election!!!!!

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I don’t know if you guys were following this, but, there was a special election for the House to fill Price’s seat after he decided to serve in Trump’s administration.  Dims poured all sorts of money into this race.  So much so, this is/was the most expensive campaign ever for the House of Representatives.  Trump had barely won this district ….. by 1.5%.  Dims thought this would be a great one to take from the Repubs. 

But, Dims being Dims thought it would be best to run a guy no one ever heard of, and didn’t even live in the district he was running for.  Even still, all the polling had Ossoff just slightly ahead before election night.   Handel won by nearly 4% ….. still counting a few stragler votes.  

Here’s something funny …….

Democrats, meanwhile, saw in Georgia an early test of their strategy of trying to win typically Republican seats in suburban areas — districts that are relatively highly educated, wealthy and diverse.

I don’t think they’re getting the memo.  You see, the people pictured above live in a bubble.  They believe only the things which they choose to hear and see.  They believed everyone hates Trump.  But, much of the country likes Trump, mostly because of what he brings to the table, which is so desperately needed in our government. 

Here is an example of what Trump brings to the table …….

Trump Orders Government to Stop Work on Y2K Bug, 17 Years Later

You see, government bs is like a perpetual motion machine, no one ever thinks to stop doing unneccessary tasks.  They have to be told to stop once the regs are put into place.  This is the sort of thing Trump and team bring to the table …..

But, this makes people like the lunatics on CNN very sad.  Why?  Well, because they are lunatics. 

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Bernie Sanders Showing His True Self

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Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”. And, we have a sitting senator (who millions wanted to be president), assailing a Christian for his beliefs. http://www.foxnews.com/…/bernie-sanders-attacks-trump-nomin…

It’s disgusting that this can now happen in the US. People we have to take back our government to at the very least recognize and acknowledge the First Amendment.

I posted this on my FB, but, as the more I thought of it, the more I thought  it should be here.  ……. Here’s what this guy said ….

Sanders confronted Vought during the congressional hearing. The following is a transcript provided by FRC:

Sen. Sanders: “‘Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, His Son, and they stand condemned.’ Do you believe that that statement is Islamophobic?”

Mr. Vought: “Absolutely not, Senator. I’m a Christian, and I believe in a Christian set of principles based on my faith…

Sanders: “…Forgive me, we just don’t have a lot of time. Do you believe people in the Muslim religion stand condemned? Is that your view?”

Vought: “Again, Senator, I’m a Christian, and I wrote that piece in accordance with the statement of faith at Wheaton College…”

Sanders: “I understand that. I don’t know how many Muslims there are in America. Maybe a couple million. Are you suggesting that these people stand condemned? What about Jews? Do they stand condemned too?”

Vought: “Senator, I’m a Christian…”

Sanders [shouting]: “I understand you are a Christian, but this country [is] made of people who are not just — I understand that Christianity is the majority religion, but there are other people of different religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment, do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?”

Vought: “Thank you for probing on that question. As a Christian, I believe that all individuals are made in the image of God and are worthy of dignity and respect regardless of their religious beliefs. I believe that as a Christian that’s how I should treat all individuals…”

Sanders: “…Do you think that’s respectful of other religions?… I would simply say, Mr. Chairman that this nominee is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about.”

Gird your loins. 

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Shock News!!!!! US Has Some Of The Cleanest Air In The World!!!!!!!

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A very useful page to bookmark for having a discussion with a Luddite, or other similar misanthropists.  Smile

This is from the WHO …..no, not the band, silly!  The World Health Organiztion.  The map above and the rankings on the left is what nations have the least or the most air pollution.  This is in terms of particulate in the air, less than 2.5 microns. 

Here’s the link ….. http://gamapserver.who.int/gho/interactive_charts/phe/oap_exposure/atlas.html

We, the US, do not pollute the world, it’s the other way around.  Indeed, it seems most of the Western Civilized world has the cleanest air in the world, while the mud-hutted other parts of the world have very dirty air.  Well, put that in your pipe and smoke it!

Wait!!!!!  I know the answer to this one!!!!!!  The depletion of particulate in our air is what is causing the imaginary global warming!!!!!!!!!

At any rate, I thought you guys might be able to use this link in certain discussions and thought. 

h/t Breitbart

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Leftards "Freak Out” At Trump’s Paris Accord Pullout!!!!

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WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?????

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So, a nationally famous commedianne (Kathy Griffin)thought this was “art”.  It’s actually an expression of her hatred.  As should have already happened, CNN did fire her, as did others. 

You know, myself and millions of others across this nation despised the previous POTUS.  Even looking back, I still believe Obama was the worst president this nation has ever endured.  But, never did I wish him dead, nor, would it ever occur to me to do something so far beyond the pale as Griffin did.  Nor, did any prominent personality ever, such as Griffin just did with Trump, do with Obama. 

I don’t know, maybe it’s the whole respect for life thing us conservatives do that prevents us from such actions.  I mean, if you think ripping babies out of a mothers belly is cool, then, maybe images like the one above isn’t disconcerning.  IDK. 

What I do know, is that I never once thought it appropriate to attack the children of the POTUS, in any manner, under any circumstance. 

Apparently, young Barron Trump (eleven y/o) saw this image on TV.  And apparently, and rightfully, it greatly disturbed the child.

How does the left react?

celine dijon mustard @jurassicporkk

#BarronTrump is a fucking idiot and no one is surprised https://twitter.com/Power1051/status/869941988543664130 …

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Of course, there’s much more…….

What the hell is wrong with the left?  Are you people really this hateful?

h/t Twitchy

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Time To Stop, Consider, And Reflect

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h/t

In other news …..

Trump travel ban blocked by Va.-based federal appeals court

The egregrious disregard for our citizens, in both respective nations, over the imagined rights (never codified in the US) of foreigners is not only appalling, but, a breach of the social contract. 

Our respective governments have the moral, legal, and personal responsibility to look after the welfare of our own peoples against foreign aggressors.  To do otherwise is not only a complete regression of the notion of self-rule, but, even steps backwards to, not towards, but, to absolutism. 

The majority of the people in both nations have stated this is a bad idea.  We’ve changed leadership and our course of our nations in elections as a statement of such.  Yet, the will of the people is ignored, and innocents die because of such arrogence. 

The People should not accept such supposed “acceptable collateral damage”.

If we have to remove our judges to have a reasonable immigration policy, then, we should do so.  Waiting for them to die over our women and children is not an acceptable option.

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Cartoon Of The Day!!!!!!

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Most of the readers here have been at this too long to think this is funny.  But, it is real ….. sort of.  The fact is, we still haven’t come up with a way to accurately measure our global temperature, and then relate what we think we know about the temperature today, vs the temperature of yesteryear.  There simply is no realistic way of doing so.  Even the recent satellite temps are unreliable in that they have undergone several iterations, each time, believing it was better than the last iteration, but, offering no realistic proof that it is.  The surface based observations (thermometer readings) are even in a worse mess …. a much worse mess. 

The problems, but, not limited only to what I’m going to state, are the amount and distribution and the environment around our thermometers are not static, they never were static. 

We planted a few thermometers in places where mostly Western Civilization existed.  Later, as other places became exposed to Western culture, we planted some more.  Even today, there are huge expanses of land and water which have no thermometers.  Worse, most of the thermometers move!  That is to say, the thermometers we orginally planted in most places are not exactly where they were when we planted the original ones.  But, then, they’re not even the same types of thermometers and were not calibrated the same way.  The exceptionally few places which remain static are in entirely different environents than when they were originally planted.   There is absolutely no way or manner in which we can relate our current concept of global temperature to the global temperatures of the past.  It is simply impossible.  But, some are sure of our global temps, and how they relate to the temps of yesteryear to the precision of 1/100ths of a degree. 

Anyone who doubts what I’ve stated above either hasn’t looked into the issue, or, is simply too passionate in their belief that mankind is a malicious imposition to nature. 

So, given that we cannot prove nor disprove the concept of our globe warming, how can we possibly come to the conclusion that it is warming because a very slight increase of CO2 in our atsosphere?  It’s utter idiocy.

There are, of course, many,many more problems with the notion of global warming, such as the problem with IR and the output of the sun vs the earth, ….. as mentioned in the cartoon, the modeling, the constant tinkering with historical data, the constant failure to meet the expectations (predications) one would have with a warming globe, such as no longer snowing, increases in hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural events.  Oddly, despite the constant predictions of starvation, the world has continued to increase crop production even to outpace population increase. 

Now, as we are heading to the 2020’s, we should recall the dire predictions and alarms sounded in the 80’s regarding the potential catastrophe of the said “global warming” (which no one can prove).  It’s been damned near 4 decades of predictided doom and gloom, and death and dispair. 

Global warming is as real as the fictional character Dilbert.

h/t Breitbart

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