Open Letter to U.S. Governors

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Dear Governor,

I write because you represent the people of your state.  Your duty is to protect the lives of those people.  Their location should not matter, as long as their corpus is within the boundaries of your state.  I believe that deep down, you should understand this.  You did not get elected because you are ignorant, nor a fool.

In our country, there is one state that has chosen to defy human decency and common sense.  That state is New York.  In all likelihood, your state does some sort of business/commerce with New York.  That exchange should cease, until New York changes its new stance on killing newborn babies.  One of the first declarations of our rights in our founding documents is the declaration that every citizen has a right to LIFE.  That’s the FIRST one.  Because it is very basic.  When a state chooses to kill, or to sanction the killing of American lives, it is violating our Constitution in the most egregious way.

New York has chosen not to protect the lives of its citizens.  They have determined that the rest of America does not understand the very basic definition of “life” or “human being.”  Just for clarity, we [humans] define life this way: “the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.”  We define the human being as “a man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance.”  Lest one equivocate over the human infant’s capacity to reproduce, speak, or stand upright, no one doubts that given the chance to exercise its capacity to GROW, he will also eventually stand upright, speak, and have the capacity to reproduce.  Your reading this is itself proof of that premise.  Further, our federal government has chosen to protect the American Bald and Golden Eagles, to the extent that we protect the EGG as if it were an Eagle.  Are we NOT to apply the same logic to the HUMAN, who is simply removed from the potential place of death by a mere few inches?  Or worse, one who simply has not taken his first breath?  Do you not see the hypocrisy?

I come to you as a citizen.  I plead with you, and with your whole state government: speak out about this heinous new law that New York has just instated.  Call Governor Cuomo and reprimand him for his inhuman act of signing that bill into law.  Sanction that state for NOT PROTECTING ITS CITIZENS.

What is to stop a mother from simply killing a baby that is a day old, a week old, a month old?  Do you not, seriously, see the slippery slope this country is on since Roe V. Wade?

Do not think for a moment that a callous, hardened heart will somehow escape the reward of approving of, condoning, celebrating, or even ‘tolerating’ such thought.  Whether you believe in a G-d or not, most of us in America do.  And our Creator, mentioned in our Declaration of Independence, hates this new law, and I state that with absolute confidence. Not because I think myself a prophet, or better than any other man, but because the scriptures upon which our laws were founded, whether you’ve denied that fact or not, state: “There are six things which יהוה hates, yes, seven which are an abomination unto Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood…”  He clearly believes that the person who is residing in the womb of his mother IS a person.  He told the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the belly I knew you, and before you came forth out of the womb I set you apart…”  The prophet, John the Immerser, leaped in the womb, when he sensed the presence of the Messiah in his cousin’s womb.  How dare anyone think to take the life of an infant, simply because he has not breathed his first breath. He is partaking of his mother’s LIFE while he is in the womb.  He is a person.  Ask any mother or father in this country whether they would have grieved at the loss of their child, before or after his birth.   Do NOT harden your heart to these infant citizens.

I am, along with as many as I can persuade, demanding that you and all U.S. state governors SANCTION the state of New York, and speak about the atrocity that is this new law, and rail against the murder of American Citizens, born and unborn.  If we do not, then eventually, simply passing through any door, real or imagined, will be cause enough for the death of any of us.  This wicked, perverted, heinous line of thought must be extinguished.  If it is not, this country will perish.  Mark these words.

Sincerely,

Daniel W. Crouch

Concerned American Citizen

[Feel FREE to copy and mail in.  Being mailed via post to all 49 other governors. Gov. Cuomo will get his own, personal letter soon]

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Murder Will Not Go Unpunished

I am angry.  I’ve seen the headline from New York probably about seven times now.  And every time I get more angry.  But, I know what an utter waste of time my anger is.  Just this morning on my bus ride in, I read these verses: “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; fret not yourself, it tends only to evil-doing.  For evil-doers shall be cut off; but those that wait for יהוה , they shall inherit the earth.”  And of course, we all know that the meek, or the humble, they are those who will inherit the Earth.  This ‘tehillah’ says so as well: “And yet a little while, and there will be no more wicked; yes, you shall look well at
his place, and he will not exist. But the humble shall inherit the earth, and delight themselves in the abundance of shalom.”

Nothing epitomizes wickedness more than mothers killing their babies, except those who promote, cajole and convince those mothers to do so, and twist ‘morality’ in order to justify killing innocent children, writing it into the law of the land.  No one in their right mind thinks that the baby ‘transforms’ from ‘fleshy matter’ to ‘human’ via the brief passage through the birth canal over the period of moments.  There is no other way to explain this thinking other than that the people who think this is justifiable have abandoned G-d, and have decided that they themselves are the arbiters of what is right and good.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that change darkness into  light, and light into darkness; that change bitter into sweet, and sweet into bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”

I realize that none who think this way, who may by some strange happenings actually read this far into this post, would ever think for a moment that G-d is real, and that they might some day answer for their crimes against Him, and against innocent human beings.  But, if you are reading this, rest assured, there is a Creator, you were created by Him, you are subject to Him, and you will answer to Him, unless you turn away from this base, inhumane,  heartless thinking and behavior.  This is nothing short of the worst sin and perversion of truth.

If an average American is reading this, especially any of those who say the believe in G-d, whether only as “Adonai”, or as “Jesus,” or any other strain of religious thinking, we’d all better be fasting and praying, and lamenting this and other sins that lawmakers in this country are committing.  They are ‘elected’ officials.  I’m in Texas, and I feel those of us here had better send a LOUD message to VOTERS, that this is HORRIBLE behavior.  There should be SANCTIONS against NEW YORK for this.  There should be an outcry over the loss of innocent life this will bring.  Silence is just NOT going to do.  The Torah instructs us NOT to sit by while someone kills the innocent.  I just don’t know myself what to do, other than to post this, and then send letters to Senators and Congressmen, and try and convince anyone of how SERIOUS this is AGAINST G-d.

America, if you do not wake up and say something about this, you will watch your land destroyed UTTERLY.  G-d is not so unjust that He does not care about those lives.  He has not turned a blind eye nor a deaf ear.  He is giving those who think they are righteous, who claimed to be washed in the Blood of His Son, Yeshua, a chance to speak on His behalf, and on the behalf of those already slain, and on behalf of those who now will be slain in New York, MOMENTS before they are born.  This is a moral outrage.

To the women AND men of New York.  DO NOT think this law expunges you in the eyes of the Creator.  Do you think you were given the power to create LIFE and NOT the responsibility to protect it?  You protect your own life, by eating, by not crossing the busy street, by not jumping outside of tall buildings…. why would you NOT protect someone who CANNOT protect himself, by mere circumstance of his location, six inches up the birth canal, inside a womb, versus on the birthing table?  You will spend the rest of eternity regretting your decision to kill YOUR CHILD, apart from your confessing it as sin and being forgiven by the ONE who died in YOUR place: Yeshua, the Son of G-d.

STOP thinking of YOURSELF.  You chose to procreate.  You KNEW the possibility of conceiving LONG before you consented to sex.  You will not fool G-d with a flimsy excuse.  If New York, and the rest of the states, do not stand AGAINST this heinous ‘law’, this license to kill, then the U.S. will answer for it.  Especially those who SAY they believe in the Creator.  Sooner, I’m afraid, than later.  It won’t be long before New York finds itself in a condition similar to the below, as will the rest of the country, for being in league with them:

“Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink; that justify the wicked for a reward, and take away the tzedaka of the righteous from him!” “Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as the chaff is consumed in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have rejected the Torah of יהוה Tzeva’ot, and shown contempt for the word of HaKadosh Yisra’el. Therefore is the anger of יהוה kindled against His people, and He has stretched forth His hand against them, and has smitten them, and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were as refuse in the midst of the streets. For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still. …. And they shall roar against them in that day like the roaring of the sea; and if one looks unto the land, behold darkness and distress, and the light is darkened in the skies thereof.”

Revisiting Romans

The below is my response some years ago to an article that seems to have been removed, concerning the old Duck Dynasty’s commentary on homosexuality, after some children had killed themselves over the issue.  I do not fully remember the premise of that article, nor of the old man’s point of view, but it was something along the lines of one’s beliefs about the issue not mattering.  I had responded to the issue, because I have seen believers go way too far one way, and make themselves hypocrites, simply opposing unbelievers who do the same.  Here is my reply to the article, from back in 2013:

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I think public debate about belief on any topic is healthy, and necessary.
What one believes about sexuality is entirely relevant, and this article proves it. Because it is the “belief” of some that caused these children we all want to defend after the fact to kill themselves in the first place. What they themselves believed, and what others believed, affected them very much.
Basically, what many are saying is that this is a ‘sin’. But, there is a belief, a perception of what sin is that is erroneous. Many people think ‘sin’ is something reserved for a certain “other” crowd, when in fact the whole of mankind is riddled with it, including christians. But again, hear me out. Sin is simply “error” against the instructions God gave to mankind to make them ‘holy’ and bless them, and mankind is indeed born with a propensity to err against that. First and foremost, we err against God, and then we err against Him again when we err against our fellow man. This is the foundation of what the Messiah taught. The God of Israel said of Himself: “ יהוה , יהוה , El [God], merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in compassion and truth; guardian of compassion unto the thousandth generation; forgiving iniquity, and transgression, and sin, and pardoning;” Understanding THAT should be the goal of every worshipper who claims to love God. Why it is that this one error gets so much attention publicly, then, I have pondered for many years. And I think it is because this particular “error” is not as common among men as other errors. However, it is more common than some are willing to admit.
But, since it is perceived as uncommon, it is easy to target those who choose this way as “other.” I think that’s the basic reason this is the “big one,” but then I think this is compounded beyond belief by other things added to that perception. Nonetheless, “belief” is so intertwined in the social discussion we have over this issue, that to say that what we believe about it doesn’t matter is like throwing the baby out with the bathwater. What we, society, believe about it IS precisely the problem, and I think we as a society are trying to hammer out a public redefinition of this issue. Until we get a common understanding, this will continue to be a point of contention in society, and it will continue to harm children.
What our society has “believed” about this issue, by and large, has been an over-interpretation of the scriptures for years, but now our society is swinging so far the other way that it is just as dangerous as the former “norm.” Theologians past and present have played “Let’s Make a Deal” with defining what acts are erroneous and what are not. And the laity take their words, and the words of scripture, without having studied them with the intent of learning of God’s heart toward man, and they become the defacto enforcers of bad “belief.” This, I believe, is where the Duck Dynasty star is wrong. When a great swath of evangelicals turn to a duck-hunter-turned-week-end-theologian as the spokesperson of faith, something is amiss. But, on the other side, we have those who think that everyone who is gay wants to be that way, should be that way, must be that way, and are wrong NOT to be that way. This should be left up to the individual. The sheer fact of it is that many who ‘feel’ gay do not want to be. The reason is moot, and many times is not religious. It is the militant on this side of the argument that are JUST as self-righteous as erroneous christians. Society, as a whole, needs a ‘belief’ in the fore that is not so narrow minded and destructive as BOTH these positions are, and we will not get there if we ignore belief.
So, in former days, and even now for many evangelicals, the belief is that because of about three passages in the scriptures, this people group we’ve sequestered out of “normal” society is especially egregious in their “sin.” This is where I differ strongly with them. But I want to explain why it is I think they think this way. It is largely because of one word: תּוֹעֵבָה. This Hebrew word is “to’evah,” and in most translations is rendered as “abomination.” And this English word has subsequently been given a particular tone in society’s perception of what that is, and unfortunately, it has been wielded by the self-righteous to produce a certain “we-they” mentality, and as a weapon used to deflect attention off of one’s own errors. What they fail to recognize, or even consider, perhaps, is that this word is used of many, many things God expressed were “to’evah” to Him. Among those things are: eating shrimp, eating catfish, pork, shellfish, snake, gators, rats, buzzards, etc, and not only those, but also adultery [cheating on one’s spouse], fornication [sex before marriage], and then also forms of idolatry, especially idolatry that is mixed with worshipping God, such as decorating trees and bringing them into homes as focal points, etc. ALL of these things were seen as errors of a particular kind: to’evah. Suddenly, the “we-they” mentality has to be tabled for a moment if we are going to stand on this stump of righteousness, but ONLY IF we are HONEST with what the text is saying! This is where suddenly everyone becomes gymnastic in their scriptural interpretations, waxing philosophical, demonstrating lofty hermeneutical prowess, or simply deciding that their current perception of it is right no matter what, and not wanting to learn the heart of God on any matter of error, but only the one.

To’evah simply means that it is displeasing because it was not part of the design.  A better English word would probably be ‘perversion.’  Each of the things listed as ‘to’evah’ is a perversion of the design of God, and using things He designed for one purpose for another purpose is what He is displeased with. But, His displeasure is with the act, not the person’s ‘soul.’ And, if He has dealt with one erroneous act by surrendering the Messiah to execution, then He has dealt with the other.
The next over-interpretation is of the first chapter of Romans, where people ‘think’ that it is about those in Sodom and Amorrah who were “gay,” that this is why they were destroyed. This is not what the text says, and this is not why they were destroyed in the first place. It is because they had forgotten God. Paul is not writing about Sodom and Amorrah, but of Rome and Greece and the rest of the nations in his day. They, too, had forgotten the Creator. Forgetting Him produced ALL MANNER of behaviors, and most importantly that of not caring about their human neighbors. The big “error” was forgetting God, the rest of what he expresses here is the RESULT of that. The first result of their having forgotten the Creator was idolatry, worshipping created things and not the Creator. For that reason, God gave them up to their passions. So, the BIGGER ISSUE is forgetting the Creator. And readers of this passage always seem to leave off the first verse of the next chapter, which says DO NOT PASS JUDGMENT, because you do the same things! Most people in this country are committing some sort of biblical “abomination!” And every one of us err against Him in some way, forgetting the creator and His desire for man on one issue or another during the day.
What tickles me about this is the duality on both sides. The doublespeak. On the one side, we have those who want everyone to tolerate everyone else and every behavior, EXCEPT those who disagree with their particular level of “toleration.” On the other side, we have those who want to quote the “old testament,” while at the same time disavowing it as irrelevant and ignoring the Sabbath that the Creator made for all mankind! “Let God be true, and every man a liar.” Getting honest with Him means facing the fact that our understanding of things is wrong.
God loves every human being on the face of the earth. He gave us some boundaries on a path, that if we would follow that path, we would be blessed beyond measure, protected from our own tendency to self-destruct . NO ONE is going to be perfect in following that path, so the Messiah was sent, to save us from our errors, and return us to that path. That path is very narrow, and christians are not the gatekeeper, nor are Jews, but only the Messiah Yeshua. Not every person who deals with the notion of sexual ‘divergence’ has forgotten the creator. They simply are wandering through this life without a guide, and if they do find Him, morons from both sides of the fence confuse them about this one error, making them feel as if they are never going to please God because they deal with this one thing, which no one else seems to deal with. Or, making them feel that they do not have to be concerned about pleasing Him. Both are wrong. I think this sensation is true of many other things people deal with, too, such as alcoholism and drug addiction. People get a sense of defeatism because of what SOCIETY BELIEVES: right now, that is in flux on many of these issues: on the one hand, some ‘say’ that God does not love them, OR on the other hand, that what they do is irrelevant to God. What some are unwilling to admit on the one side is that there are indeed many who are ‘struggling’ with homosexuality precisely because they do not want to be gay, and it has nothing to do with religion! They just do not understand how they got there, and they want out in a different way, and they are not offered hope by the side of society that tells them to “come out.” Some Christians believe that God hates gays, and they spew hatred. Some do not, but they still ‘reject’ them as people, deride them, talk ugly about them, and drive many of them into the grave, or into a life of deviance in more than one way. Many, however, who hate homosexuality, are not christian, and hate them for other reasons. But, the media never seem to point out those haters, and this is a legitimate gripe on the part of christians. So, there are many “beliefs” about this issue, and the public forum needs to open up the discussion more. Because of the two polar opposites, which are both wrong in their conclusions in some way, there are those within the ‘struggle’ who want help coping with their issue, but the vitriol on BOTH sides causes these tragedies. Belief is VERY MUCH a part of this issue, and public debate is necessary in order to STOP the tragedy. But, the public debate is not CIVIL, and THAT is the problem.
The word for “hate” in the scriptures is “saneh”, and these are things God hates, which are also “to’evah” to Him: [Mishlim 6]
Haughty [proud] eyes (we call it ‘looking down’ on someone)
A lying tongue
Shedding innocent blood
Those who are quick to do evil
A lying talebearer [running someone down, character assassination]
Those who sow strife
When those who are having this discussion publicly can curb their vitriol, we might be better able to help those who struggle in this situation. Our ‘belief” about it, then, should be public, and it should be a public message of acceptance and love, and one that offers help to those who want it. And some in this situation do want help, for their OWN reasons. And that usually stems from their belief about it. It does matter.

Turn Turn Turn!

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I took a leisurely walk today during lunch, enjoying the rare, cool, sunny day, probably our one day of Fall here in Houston.  As I walked, I noted the weather, and the lack of much of a crowd walking on this Friday, and some of the old hotels, one of which was just completely refurbished.  I am a fan of many of the older style buildings here in the city, such as the old court house.  And at least the new one has a throw-back theme.  I don’t like but maybe two of the more modern buildings in Downtown Houston.  As I turned up Smith street today, one of those hovered over the skyline, and I saw more of it than I usually do, as the east side of Smith street had shorter buildings, so I could almost see the whole building from that approach.  It’s the tall one in the picture, hovering over the old Houston Library, which is another of my favorite Houston buildings.

Before I could see the library, I walked while staring up at the modern building behind it.  Its top emerges as stone from amidst the modern glass.  Nothing is more boring architecturally, to me, than a square, glass building.  But, this one changes at the top, and enough so, such that it causes me to really like the design.  I mused over it a bit, wondering if the architect had any point he was trying to make: if so, would it be, ‘the old emerging again from the new,’ or, ‘the new swallowing the old’?  As a man getting up toward his senior years, I’m ‘cautiously pessimistic’, and first thought it should be the new swallowing the old.  But, the old, in this case, is the only beauty the building has to offer, other than the sky and clouds reflected in the glass of the rest of the edifice.  So, perhaps it is more about the old retaking a place in our new, ‘flat,’ homogenous society, exerting independence and individuality again.  We certainly need it!  When I got to the vantage point of this picture, the theme in my head rang true, as the old library is very much pre-modern architecture, and out of it stems the boring, flat part of the building in question, and then, from the top of that an old style bursts out again.  It’s encouraging to me, as I must forge the latter half of my career better than the first.

But, the reason I write is not to bore those disinterested in Houston’s or any architecture, but to say that it meshes with the theme I’ve been forced to meditate over for the last week or so.  Our society has gone the way as much as these two buildings imply.  We are in the middle of a struggle, where the new, ‘homogenous’ generation wishes to blur the lines of distinction between any two paradigms, and create a single, behemoth society that decries any individuality of thought, of politics, of faith, of economy; and it wishes to swallow the old, which, in spite of its issues, does possess much beauty.  And, they do it while ‘saying’ that they are championing the individual.  The truth is, they champion only those individuals who think as they think.  The left is effectively the ‘borg’ of our society, and resistance, in their minds, is futile.  But, I resist.

What started my thinking was an ad I saw concerning “LGBT” month.  It was posted by someone professing to be a believer in Messiah.  It was a subtle push at conformity.  “Show them you love them just for being themselves.” 

Many times these days, the left makes these ridiculous statements, clothed in flowery words that make them ‘sound’ as if they care.  They pre-impugn anyone who would dare to take a differing view. It’s a depth charge; a booby-trap.  If anyone takes an opposite view, they are ransacked with judgmental accusations of lack of love and civility, which truly betrays their own lack of such worthy commodities.

LGBT people are victims.  They are victims of a society that has abandoned not only ‘norms’, which they decry, but also simple, biological truths.  It was not good enough that they be given the ‘right’ to practice sexual depravity.  But, they needed to force the rest of us not to think of their behavior as depraved.  They needed to force us to accept their very public displays of affection, which go beyond the bounds of affection to near pornographic at times. They needed to force us now to disbelieve simple, biological facts, that there is a boy, and there is a girl, male and female, and they are NOT “equal” physically, but are very different.  That wasn’t good enough.  They further needed us to be forced to believe that there is no wrong in their actions.  While this post I saw tells us to love them, quietly shouting the imperative, it also says that they are just being themselves.  No, they are not.  And it is not hateful for me to say that.  It is not ‘incorrect’ for me to assert that there are wrongs in their behaviors.  They are forcing their BEHAVIORS on us, as if they are inherent to who they are.  And they use the virtues of ‘love’ and ‘tolerance’ to excuse their hate and intolerance of us!  That is the evidence of their sick desire to pervert anything true.  They are re-inventing even our vocabulary, in order to incriminate anyone who does not change with them. 

LGBT behaviors are learned behaviors.  Society teaches them these behaviors, passively and actively, through media, people, our education system, and more.  And they succumb.  They give in.  And in order to make themselves feel good for bending to the temptation, they assert that it is not temptation to wrong, but it is just their ‘being themselves.’  No.  They are becoming what they are not.

No one is born who is forced to practice those behaviors.  They may be born with a greater proclivity to succumb to the temptation and the resulting behavior; or, they may be born with that proclivity into circumstances surrounding them that promote and encourage that behavior.  But, no one person is born that way.  Every baby is born “male” or “female”, and has no reason to overturn that role.  Modern psychobabble and a failing ‘church’ has poured gasoline on what was a very small fire of temptation, once held at bay by society clinging to the truth that once was the norm: it is wrong.  It is sin.  The congregations have failed people with this proclivity, because instead of TRULY loving people who are born with the proclivity to be weak to these temptations, they bend to a society that has accepted psychobabble as truth.  Our Society has replaced the Word of G-d with the ramblings of academes who say they know better than G-d. True love for these people would be to tell them that this behavior is a perversion.  It is sin.  And since it is sin, it CAN be overcome, by the blood of the Lamb, and by their confessing their NEED for Messiah.  Other people, ALL other people, have other sins from which they need to be cleansed.  They are not better than these.  But, for society to tell these people that their sin is normal, and acceptable, is opening pandora’s box for normalizing all OTHER heinous activities.  And we are already seeing that happen.  Soon, those who have a perversion for mating with animals will be demanding their ‘right’ to have sex with and even marry whatever beast they encounter or choose, due to some perverted affinity they developed.  Muslims are already demanding we allow them to marry nine-year-old girls, as did their so-called ‘prophet,’ that liar, Mohammed.  Others will come forth with their demands too.  And since we have abandoned the foundation of our laws, The Word of G-d, there is nothing that will stop them from twisting the minds of society further.  Our land will be uninhabitable, much as Europe is becoming, if it goes unchecked.

Before someone goes off half-cocked, I do NOT give anyone a pass.  The reason we are here, and dealing now with THIS sin becoming ‘normal’ and acceptable, is because some time back the notion that adultery and fornication are normal and acceptable became the new rule.  We stopped treating the body as a temple.  We stopped looking at sexual behaviors outside of marriage as sin.  We have become base in our thinking, and driven by our passions instead of by truth.  My forefathers left Europe to escape this very kind of thinking.  Now, there is nowhere on earth to go in order to escape the open acceptance of sin, not only as ‘not wrong,’ but as a very ‘human right’, and as part and parcel to who we are at birth.  So, we, those who say we believe, had better start dealing with the sins in our own houses, and then begin to deal with these further perversions of truth being forced on us.  Anything short of that, and G-d will have no choice but to judge this nation as He has others in the past who have turned from truth to the lie, and stopped worshipping the Creator, and instead worshipped the creation.

The other big monster under the bed is abortion.  Believers seem so very afraid to confront the abortionist left. Politicians placate the left with laws that permit one of the most BASIC violations of the law of G-d: YOU SHALL NOT MURDER.

It is ludicrous that the so-called ‘elite’ can say with any sincerity that killing a baby just on the other side of the vaginal wall is not murder, no matter at what stage of ‘life’ (!) that baby is.  Most do not know that Roe, the person who pushed this issue to the supreme court, was NOT raped as she said, but LIED, in order to cause those justices to make their decision based on EMOTION and not on fact, and on what is RIGHT and MORAL.  So very rare it is that a baby needs to die to save a mother’s life.  So very rare it is that a victim of rape gets pregnant.  Yet we allow promiscuous people to kill 50 million babies, for the POSSIBLITY that some day, some one woman will be raped and conceive.  FIFTY MILLION babies died, for a LIE. 

These perversions of simple, basic FACT and TRUTH are going to be the death of this country.  There is but ONE way to recover from this.  TURN from this heinous behavior, and TURN to the WORD of G-d AGAIN, and believe the TRUTH.  Common sense is good.  A boy is a boy, and a girl is a girl. But TRUTH is unimpeachable.  G-d CREATED MAN and WOMAN, MALE AND FEMALE.  And G-d HATES MURDER.  Those of you who say you believe in G-d, you better start defending these SIMPLE TRUTHS, publicly.  You better start voting for people who do so.  Or, your children and grandchildren will never have a chance. 

Bull Corn

I don’t believe her.
And to many, that says I lack compassion.
This could not be further from the truth. I married a woman who was formerly abused multiple times by her ex, and once when I was out of town, having to put the man in jail upon my return.
I know the emotions and symptoms of an abused woman.
I know the sorrows.
So, when I started listening, I gave her the benefit of the doubt.
But, I also know that she does NOT deserve immediate trust, simply because she is a woman who claims abuse, particularly in our current social environment drummed up by the left, a swath of society she identifies with.
This whole affair is too akin to the Salem witch trials, wreaking of malicious, political, petty, childish fit-throwing. This woman possibly mixed a GRAIN of truth in with what she accused Kavanaugh of, in order to make her story, her accusations against him, seem plausible. But there are so many holes in her story, and so many of HER witnesses who confound and contravene her account.
Why did she not bring up these accusations when he was being appointed to the bench upon which he NOW sits? Why wait, until now, to bring these accusations against him? And why go first in secrecy to a DEMOCRATIC POLITICIAN? If she wanted an FBI investigation so badly, why did SHE not go FIRST to the FBI? When my wife was abused, and she confided in me, the FIRST thing I did is go and file charges. As an alleged violated citizen, she had every right to do just that. Why not-so Feinstein? And if Feinstein was so concerned over this woman’s emotional state, why wait for as long as she did, and ‘leak’ the accusation just at the right time? When my wife reported her abuse to me, I acted immediately, FOR HER.
Her whole story wreaks of slander. To me, her whole testimony seemed contrived. Again, there MAY have been an experience from which she drew in order to make it plausible, but nothing she said even comes close to putting Kavanaugh in the room. This woman is a psychologist, and is probably very rehearsed in victim behaviors, and brought up the hippocampus one too many times for me.
I’m relatively certain the leftist syndicate that drummed this whole charade up did not count on Bret having such a detailed history of his own activities during that summer. His calendar/diary pretty much shores up everything he said about his innocence. His conviction and emotion seemed genuine, whereas hers was forced, and her crying at times so fake I had to turn the volume down out of disgust. Kavanaugh’s sincerity slam-dunked this accuser back to the oblivion and shadow of liars and false accusers. The leftists are notorious for accusing their opponents of their own crimes. That is what people who lie for their own purposes do, and so, it would NOT surprise me if SHE did not try to seduce some boy, was turned down, and now is projecting THAT episode on Kavanaugh for political purposes. Obama, Clinton(s), Comey, Stzrok, et al, have accused Trump and conservatives of THEIR crimes ad nauseum.
It is my great hope and desire that NO WOMAN is sexually assaulted. But, having watched someone I love dearly, a young man, falsely accused in the same manner, it is ALSO my hope that NO MAN is ever falsely accused of sexual assault, as was Joseph, for selfish and/or political purposes.
There are indeed six things that יהוה , the Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth, HATES, and ONE of them is this: “A false witness that breathes out LIES.” That is an abomination, a disgusting and loathsome thing, in His eyes. And it does NOT go unnoticed, nor unpunished.
While I disagree with Kavanaugh’s mode of worship, I believe him to be sincere in his faith, and Messiah will take vengeance on the people who did this to him. If not in our lives, then at the judgment. Like Kavanaugh’s daughter, I too pray for Mrs. Ford. If something dread did happen to her, I pray she recovers. But, if she tried to pin it on Kavanaugh wittingly, which I believe she did, I pray it is exposed, and that G-d has mercy on her. People today have NO IDEA how difficult the judgments of these offenses against our fellow humans will be. There is no fear of G-d in this country any more, and no respect for our fellow man. Our founders wisely wrote into our laws the notion of innocence UNTIL PROVEN guilty, and the leftists are trying to destroy that foundational principle, in order to enslave a people, half of whom seem to want to give themselves over to that enslavement. It is astonishing to watch. And sad.

Kill The Fatted Calf!

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That sounds like a good idea!  But today, many who are sanctimonious think eating meat is bad, and say that anyone who does it is ‘weak’, or worse, ‘inhumane.’

To the first accusation: it is actually the vegetarian/vegan that scriptures call ‘weak.’

Would Yeshua use the epithet above, “Kill the fatted calf,” in order to express one of the greatest testaments to faith, if eating meat was a weakness?  Was the Father ‘weak’ to celebrate his son’s homecoming by slaughtering a bull, to eat with his guests?  Are we so arrogant to presume this was not the culture of the day, when every parable Yeshua told related to that culture?

“Assist him who is weak in HaEmunah. And do not waver in your reasoning. For one believes that he may eat all things; another who is weak eats [only] vegetables.”

This portion of scripture was written to former pagans.  Most people today do not realize that vegetarianism is a byproduct of paganism.  Many early gentile believers were former pagans, who had certain days they would only eat certain foods.  They worshipped the creation rather than the creator, who made animals FOR FOOD.  This is NOT an issue of salvation, NOR is it an issue of tzedaka, because we are NOT made righteous or unrighteous by what we eat.  However, to raise the status of the animal to that of human, OR to lower the status of human to that of animal, is an affront to the creator.  Much of vegan/vegetarian thinking does exactly that.

It is ELOHIM that created the animal to die as innocent for the sake of mankind.  That is NOT a weakness of man, that is an act of G-d.  Mankind was indeed vegetarian in the garden, and for 1,100 years thereafter, until the flood.  G-d HIMSELF killed an animal on day ten of human history, in order to atone for man’s new nakedness, his fallen estate.  An innocent creature died for the sake of man.

G-d Himself is the one who told No’akh to eat meat, after the flood, putting enmity between man and beast FOR THAT VERY PURPOSE.  We certainly would not call Avraham or the Malakh יהוה weak, even though we see the father of FAITH, who even in the weakest estate of his old body TRUSTED, eating meat together with the Malakh יהוה .  And this was BEFORE the written Torah and the covenant between G-d and Yisra’el through Moshe.  EACH TIME Elohim made the covenant promises to Avraham, animals were slain and eaten by Avraham.  When Avraham offered Yitz’khak on the altar, but Elohim provided a RAM to take his place, the animal died for the sake of the man.  This is a GODLY principle.  This is not a show of weakness.

When the Kohanim were set apart to serve Yisra’el, the whole nation of Yisra’el was to set apart one third of ALL THE CATTLE IN YISRA’EL, so that the Levi’im could EAT.  The tithe was FOOD for the Levites.  Further, EVERY SINGLE TIME any ONE Jew brought an offering to the temple that was a calf, a goat, or a bull, or a ram, the animal’s best part was given to Elohim, and the REST of it given to the Kohen who performed the rite, AND TO HIS FAMILY, who was with him in the Temple!  It was their DAILY FOOD.  They had to eat, and the DIVINE MENU was meat, along with grains, wine, and other produce.  That is not a sign of weakness, and neither is it inhumane.  It is the provision of the Almighty, under HIS DIRECTION.

To say that it is inhumane to kill an animal and eat it is so akin to worshipping the creation that it is disconcerting to hear believers support the notion.  To accuse believers who eat meat of being inhumane is a violation of the principles of scripture, most notably of Romim 14, where this very issue is settled, and where the vegetarian is called the weak one.  And, meat eaters are instructed there to STAY FIRM IN THEIR REASONING.  Even during the Millennium, while the Strong One, Messiah Yeshua, is ruling in Yerushalayim, we will be bringing BULLS up to the Kadosh City in order to offer them up, AND EAT THEM.  The killing of and eating of meat is NOT isolated to Pesakh, but was and will be a DAILY RITE in the Temple, including throughout the Millennium.

Elohim Himself consumed animal sacrifices, in fire.  Does that make the Creator inhumane?  Does that make Him weak?

We are instructed to eat meat in the Torah:  Gen 9 tells No’akh that every living thing that moves on the earth is now food for mankind.  But, at the same time, He tells us that there was already a classification of clean meat and unclean meat.  If Elohim did NOT want us eating meat at all, would HE not have classified it all as NOT FOOD?  He classified clean meat as FOOD, and tells us, IT WILL BE FOOD FOR YOU in VaYikra 11, and in D’varim 14.  Does a command from Elohim necessarily mean that He is feeding a weakness of man?  Again, mankind was weak BEFORE THE FLOOD, and He did not command us to eat meat until after.

It is not bad logic, but strong reasoning, to infer that man NEEDED meat after the flood.  When we consider that before the flood there was no rain, and that the flood was caused by the water that was between the firmaments falling to earth, we can see that that water probably served as a radiation barrier, protecting mankind from the harmful rays of the sun, and thus causing mankind to live up to 1100 years+.  After the flood, the lifespan of man quickly diminishes, and scriptures now say that a man is considered blessed just to live 80 years.  Rarely does one make it to 100+ any more.  This is certainly more sound reasoning than the notion that anyone who eats meat is weak in faith, especially since scripture plainly states that it is the vegetarians who are weak.

It is absurd to think that now, after 6,000 years, it is suddenly wrong to eat meat.  The Nation of Yisra’el is shown throughout history to be consumers of LOTS of meat, not only religiously, but in their daily lives.  It is the spirit of paganism consuming believers and dividing the Body of Messiah over the pettiest of doctrines, where vegans/vegetarians start hurling accusations of unrighteousness at meat eaters.  I have always said, choose not to eat meat for your own reasons.  But, do not try to foist the reason for it on other believers, especially since SO MANY ANIMALS died for the sake of mankind in scripture, as a DIVINE PRINCIPLE.   And also, since Sha’ul addressed this very issue clearly in scripture, telling both groups NOT to judge the other.  The difference today is that now, it is NOT FORMER pagans who are vegetarians, struggling with the notion of eating meat, but it is believers who grew up confidently eating meat, who now adopt the pagan idea that this is inhumane.  They seem to be turning, if ever so slightly, to worshipping the creation rather than the Creator, who gave us meat, FOR FOOD.

Stand Up and Bless

The title is a phrase we say in the Synagogue at least once a month.  It is a call from the scriptures to acknowledge the sovereignty of the Creator.

Last night I was watching the news, which I am loathe to do most of the time, because it just frustrates me concerning the way people think these days.

Our Messiah told us there are three classes of people, and Jewish tradition says the same.  Yeshua named these three classes of people, “hot,” “cold,” and “lukewarm.”  Jewish tradition has most people in the ‘lukewarm’ category, and calls them ‘intermediates,’ somewhere between completely righteous and completely wicked.

We are instructed in the last days to ‘Come out from among them,’ and this could easily dovetail with Yeshua’s plea to be either hot or cold.

What got me thinking about all of this was that in watching the news last night, Tucker Carlson interviewed a British woman who was commenting on the UK not allowing conservatives into their country, and calling them ‘bigots’ and potential ‘terrorists’ for simply believing passionately in G-d.  She expressed that in Britain, she, as a conservative Christian, was on the endangered species list.  It has basically become illegal there to ‘believe.’

While it is not quite that bad here in our U.S., we are certainly not without our haters, who would have that be the official policy of this country.  That is why I now say, “Stand Up!  And Bless  יהוה  , from Everlasting to Everlasting!”  In Britain, the vast majority of people have sat idly by and watched their country be overrun with Muslims, whose agenda is clearly stated as making the UK a Muslim country.  They are well on their way to doing so, as London now has a very anti-Christian, Islamic Mayor.  We have in our country the same, Muslims who would have us all be subject to Sharia law.  Sharia law demands a ‘no blasphemy’ law, which is to say that we cannot speak out against Islam and against Mohamed.  This is the law that is now preventing Conservatives from anywhere in the world to visit the UK.  I can no longer go to the UK.  And I’m happy to oblige, though I wanted to see Scotland.  If they do not overturn their blasphemy laws, I guess I will not see Scotland.

I have a good friend who recently told me he does not like discussing politics.  I do not relish discussing it either, but, I will discuss policy.  There are people in this country who would have us be silent concerning our faith.  There are those who would gladly take away our freedom to worship.  And they are very, very vocal about it.  Until those who love RIGHTEOUSNESS stand up and SAY SOMETHING, the left is going to run roughshod over our rights, and eventually take them away.

They have yelled the loudest for the last fifty years, screaming about things like abortion, homosexuality, oppression of women, the evil of Israel, etc.  And they have very nearly successfully convinced many of the ‘lukewarm’ that they mean well for America, and that their policies are fair, and good.  The truth is, they hate America and freedom.  And now, it’s no longer the fringe of the Democratic party, as it was fifty years ago.  It is very nearly the whole of the party.

We must start STANDING UP to the lies.  The whole democratic party has clearly been lying to the people for years and years.  Until the ORDINARY PEOPLE start standing up and declaring TRUTH just as passionately as they lie, that swath of middle-grounders will continue to believe the lies more and more.

I have taught for years on the power of a lie.  The more one says the lie, the more one believes it, even if they knew it was a lie to start with.  Also, the more those who hear it over and over hear it, the more they begin to believe it.  The best example of this is the Palestinian LIE.  Palestine has NEVER EXISTED as a nation!  Judea and Samaria, as occupied territories, were called that by the Roman Empire, as an insult to the Jews, who have maintained a presence there for 4,000 years!  Palestinians are named so, because they hate Jews.  The Roman moniker for the land came from the long-vanished, Biblical people called “P’lishtim,” or “Philistines.”  “P’lishtim” means INVADERS.  But because they have screamed for the last 50 years that Israel is their land, most of the world now believes that LIE.  It was the UN and all the nations of seventy years ago that gave Israel to the Jewish People, because it is their ancestral homeland, proven in History over and over again!

There are so many lies that our citizens are now believing, and time does not permit me to expose them all.  One example is that income tax is our DUTY as citizens.  NO!  We only MUST do it when we sign a Social Security card!  We voluntarily in ignorance enter into a contract, and THEN it is our obligation, but it has NEVER been our civic duty!  In fact, income tax was FORBIDDEN in the Constitution!

The volume of lies people believe never ceases to amaze me.  STAND UP, BLESS  יהוה   , TELL THE TRUTH!  Or we are going to be slaves in fifty years or less….