American Heritage – June 2

My Pondering

My oh my, what’s the President of Harvard saying now?
Probably something like, “Discover your true gender”, “Your skin color is of utmost importance” and “We humans are sub-grade to all evolved life over these quintillion years”…and they say our modern society is enlightened. Rubbish.

We have more data and have conquered some wrongs over time, but many have stayed far off center in so many ways.
This is why we need to keep our nose in the Bible and learn from history.

What say you?

This blogger would definitely like to read from your comments and take on this. If you have a slice of wisdom or something to share, please so.

Governance and God – Benjamin Franklin

My Pondering

Franklin wasn’t a perfect man but he sure was a wise one.

He as an inventor, publisher, writer, statesman, ambassador and so much more.

This world we live in, this country of America is becoming more and more governed without the blessing of God and His political Providence .

We can create all the laws we want, scream to the clouds, march back and forth across the whole land but without God’s blessing, it is futile.

Without God, massacres will occur more and more.

Without God, babies will be aborted daily by the thousands.

Without God, their will be violence in the street, steadily increasing.

In the early 1960’s, some in this country thought it would be better to remove prayer to God in the classroom. They thought it smart to teach evolution as a proven science. They wanted to erect a new wall to keep God out government and their secular lives. They declared the Bible taboo and irrelevant.

Look what has happened since:

Franklin wasn’t a devoutly religious man but he was a keen student and very observant. America, we should heed his advice. God will NOT be mocked. We should not take His patience, long suffering and grace for granted.

Hey ‘Merica, Europe and most of the world, our society is out of order like this elevator.

Let’s Pray

There is ONLY one solution to our ills:

and My people, who are called by My Name, humble themselves, and pray and seek (crave, require as a necessity) My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear [them] from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

Abortion stops beating hearts. Period.

The Developing Heart and Resultant Heartbeat

The developing heart originates about day 18 or 19 from the mesoderm and begins beating and pumping blood about day 21 or 22. It forms from the cardiogenic region near the head and is visible as a prominent heart bulge on the surface of the embryo. The primitive heart begins to form an S shape within the pericardium between days 23 and 28. The internal septa begin to form about day 28, separating the heart into the atria and ventricles, although the foramen ovale persists until shortly after birth.

Between weeks five and eight, the atrioventricular valves form. The semilunar valves form between weeks five and nine.

Lumen Learning, the heart of a preborn baby

Here is a link to an informative article to learn more: HCI

My Pondering

In regard to abortion, both science and God’s word support each other. As an unashamed Christian, when in doubt I pick God’s Holy Word over the worldly people’s theories and speculation every single day and twice on Sunday (which today it is as I am writing this) when conflicting or unsubstantiated. The Bible may not speak to everything imaginable but it speaks to everything necessary.

Did not He that made me in the womb make him?

and did not One fashion us in the womb?

Job 31:15

God is the creator not a pregnant women. She would have no life if not for God. To usurp God’s plan by abusing one’s free will largely for convenience, career or whatever’s sake is venturing into a dangerous place. Eve (and complicit Adam) thought the knew better than God by buying into the devil’s lies and sinful selfishness. This bad apple of abortion didn’t roll far from that tree.

For the life of the flesh is in the blood

Leviticus 17:11a

Life is in the blood, our largest organ. Blood is supremely precious for the sustainment of all mammals, including humans at every stage of development; both the pre and post born. Where there is blood flowing, when blood is doing it’s many jobs, there is life indeed.

Jesus shed His blood for the remission of our sins, a final sacrifice.

By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.

Psalm 71:6

God is the creator of life. Let’s be grateful for the fragile life of our flesh. We should care for it more than anything physical.

For You formed my innermost parts;

You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:13

God makes it happen, both the physical and spiritual – as we are hybrid beings. A person’s soul and body are both formed prior to birth. Science can detect a heart-beat but not a soul-beat, that’s off the charts in a different dimension.

You know the commandments: ‘DO NOT MURDER…

Mark 10:19a

It is a terrible and heinous sin to murder; to take the life of an innocent human. Who could be more innocent and helpless than a pre-born child?

If men fight with each other and injure a pregnant woman so that she gives birth prematurely [and the baby lives], yet there is no further injury, the one who hurt her must be punished with a fine [paid] to the woman’s husband, as much as the judges decide.

But if there is any further injury, then you shall require [as a penalty] life for life,

Exodus 21:22-23

Though we live in a supposedly more enlightened and civil society than when this was written, the principle has not changed: innocent lives should not be harmed.

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Act 2:38

We are all sinners. We were each born into sin. We all need to repent. There is forgiveness every sin except one and that’s not abortion. Sometimes, maybe often times, God uses our sin for His greatest glory. He often uses a repentant sinner as His greatest winner.

bearing graciously with one another, and willingly forgiving each other if one has a cause for complaint against another; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so should you forgive.

Colossians 3:13

Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32

The Bible call us hate what God hates and love what God loves. A tried and true saying is, “Love the sinner, hate the sin.”

We believes required forgiveness and thus should forgive too. And like the lady who was caught in adultery, Jesus forgave yet said to her ,”Go in peace and sin no more.”

In the 19th century, these United States rebuked indentured slavery with leadership including Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Englishmen Wilber Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman and predominantly Christian abolitionist from the north.

The 20th century key accomplishment was the crusade to ensuring equal rights no matter what gender or ethnicity including greats likes Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks and so many others.

I hope and pray, the 21st century, sooner than later, America and the whole world shall protect the rights of the living unborn.

The right to killing a pre-born child aka ABORTION is not in our Constitution however it states as follows;

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Preamble to Constitution for the United States of America

Should not ‘domestic tranquility’ include those beating hearts yearning for life in their mother’s wombs?

How about a ‘common defense’ of those pre-born person’s.

How about securing the ‘Blessings of Liberty’ to be born in the very first place?

Moving on to the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims boldly:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Being murdered in the womb certainly and unequivocally makes the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness utterly impossible.

It has been rightly said that you can judge a society by how it treats it’s most helpless and innocent among them. It’s long past time to protect our pre-born who certainly are the most helpless and innocent.

Will you join this most righteous cause and be their loud voice and swift feet to take every legal and moral action to help them?

for in its welfare, you will find your welfare… Jeremiah 29:7

My Pondering

This is all about the Golden Rule and that givers gain. Daniel was a great example of this principle. Joseph and Queen Esther too. Flourish where you are planted. Let your good works be evident in the midst of chaos.

Here is a distinct passage where we this in action.

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 5For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

2nd Corinthians 1:3-5

We receive comfort to provide comfort.

Unfortunately fortunately we also receive sufferings for the same reason. It is a true dichotomy.

If you notice, God doesn’t spare from all troubles, but be encouraged as He both helps us through them and most definently uses them like no other (Romans 8:28 – if you don’t know it by heart, look it up).

Inflation and government spending

My Pondering

It would be interesting to see this chart with ALL the HYPER inflation of late.

If the FEDS stopped giving away and printing money like drunken sailors, which is an indirect form of taxation as our currency devalues thus most everything costs everyone more, we would actually be in better shape. When you earn money by delivering value in an agreeable exchange between buyer and seller (capitalism) then we don’t have this kind or crazy hyper inflation. When the government redistributes wealth by handouts or manipulation of taxes, as they see fit, picking winners and losers, then we get this hyper inflation and a depressed economy (which are certain to follow under these tactics).

No, I am not an phd economist just a an American businessman in the real world.