Franklin Graham: Message of Love To all lesbians, gays, bisexuals, & transgenders

December 1, 2015

Franklin Graham President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Franklin Graham
President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

There are many people who will tell you what you want to hear in this life. I hope you will give me an opportunity to tell you the truth here.

Every person on earth shares one thing in common—we are all sinners according to the God who made us. God created us, and He loves us—even more than we can imagine. But we—all of mankind—have a problem, and the Bible calls it sin. Sin is disobedience to God’s laws, and it has infected the entire human race. It is a disease of the soul. The Bible, which is the Word of God and the standard by which we should live, says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The Bible is also very clear that the penalty for sin is death (Romans 6:23). Mankind is under a death sentence because of sin—but because of God’s great love for us, He sent His Son Jesus Christ from Heaven to this earth on a rescue mission to save you, and me, and everyone from sin.

Jesus Christ took our sins to the cross where He shed His blood and died for our sins, took our sins to the grave, was buried, and on the third day God raised him to life. He’s not dead—He is alive, and He can come into your heart and your life today if you will let Him. The Bible tells us, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Sin includes anything that runs counter to God’s Word—His standard for our lives. This includes pride, dishonesty, lack of love for our neighbors, using God’s Name in vain, and loving anything more than Him.

There is also sin involving the misuse of sex. God created sex and gave it to us to enjoy, but tells us in His Holy Word that it is to be reserved for a marriage relationship between a man and a woman. Any kind of sexual activity or sexual relationship outside of that is sin. The world would like to redefine marriage and other boundaries for sex, but it’s not up to us to define. Almighty God, the Creator, set the standard at the beginning of time. The enemies of God would like for you to be deceived, but God wants the best for your life; He wants us to know the truth. God wants all of us to be with Him in heaven in eternity—but our sins block the way.

I love you enough to tell you the truth. I’m a sinner too, and my sins are not any “cleaner” than anyone else’s—they’re just forgiven. When I was 22 years old, I repented of my sins and asked God to forgive me and save me. That night I asked Jesus Christ to come into my life and take control of my life. I’m so thankful for His salvation and to be able to live my life knowing that God has forgiven me of my sins.

The Bible teaches, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” What a promise! I want people everywhere to know that we can be forgiven, cleansed, and set free from the power of sin’s control by believing on Jesus Christ and trusting Him as our Savior and Lord! “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).

If you’ve never invited Christ into your heart, you can do it right now by praying this prayer from your heart:

“Dear God I am a sinner, I am sorry for my sins. I want to turn from my sins and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ is Your Son who died for me on the cross and that You raised Him to life. I want Him to come into my heart and to take control of my life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as my Lord from this day forward. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.”

I hope you prayed that prayer today. God bless you, and remember God loves you and so do I. Share this with a friend.

Franklin Graham


Why It’s Impossible to “say a prayer” in Hebrew

December 1, 2015 ADkeep calm and look up

Back in 1967, Dionne Warwick recorded a hit titled “I Say A Little Prayer“. Over the years, I cannot count the times friends and family undergoing tough situations asked me to “say a prayer” for them.

The verb ‘to say’ gives the idea of speaking words to another person, not necessarily expecting a response.

The Hebrew word nasa or nasah is different. This word means ‘to lift up’ and is used in four ways, one as used in a Jewish wedding where the groom lifts up his bride to carry her from the wedding ceremony into her new home.

Strong's Concordance, No. 5375, nasa or nasah
Strong’s Concordance, No. 5375, nasa or nasah


I refer you to Matthew chapter 6, verses 9 through 13, the model prayer. Jesus instructs us to pray to our father in Heaven (implied) who is up above you. Jewish prayer is directed upward, not horizontally.

An easy way to remember the concept of nasah or nasa is to think about the mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: to lift up payloads to the heavens.

nasa launch of rocket

Parting thought: How does one “say a little prayer”; the bible commands us to “pray without ceasing”.

Have a blessed day!

John White

Is ISIS Something to be feared? No. And, here’s the reason why.

November 30, 2015 AD

Headline: ISIS fighter cries like a baby after being captured by Kurdish forces

Daily Mail: ISIS fighter cries like a baby after being captured by Kurdish forces
Daily Mail: ISIS fighter cries like a baby after being captured by Kurdish forces

Is ISIS something to be feared? I say, no. Neither do I fear either cobras or rattlesnakes. Like poisonous snakes, ISIS fighters are not persons to fear, but persons against whom you should protect yourself.

Read the full story. Play the video to hear this thug cry like a baby as Kurdish warriors haul him away. Link:

In the Old Testament book of Isaiah, we read about the end of Satan’s reign of destruction.

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground—mighty though you were against the nations of the world…. Everyone there will stare at you and ask, “Can this be the one who shook the earth and the kingdoms of the world? Can this be the one who destroyed the world and made it into a shambles, who demolished its greatest cities and had no mercy on his prisoners?”” [Isaiah 14:12-17 TLB]

What will bring to an end Satan’s multi-thousand-year rampage of deception, death and destruction? Find the answer to this question in 1 John 3:8 NKJV.

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”

My Spanish version says it better, using the verb “deshacer“, to undo, to untie, to unmake, rather than “destruir“, to destroy, to demolish.

Jesus who raised Lazarus from the dead can raise you up out of your sinful past. Those whom he redeems he also renews by undoing, unmaking, the old man into a new creature. As it is written, “…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

No doubt you can immediately tell the difference between a used car made to look new and a truly new car never before owned. The differences are unmistakable. Such is the new life in Jesus Christ. Jesus is nearby and ready to answer you, ready and willing to make you into a new creature.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Back Off, Barack – Thou Shalt Not Infringe

November 28, 2015 AD


In the news this Saturday afternoon in the aftermath of a shooting at a Colorado abortion clinic:

Obama denounces gun violence after latest deadly shooting

Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama denounced the country’s epidemic of gun violence on Saturday and renewed a call for tougher controls on military-style weapons after yet another deadly shooting, saying “enough is enough.” – Yahoo! News Read more:

The Colorado shooting is Obama’s opportunity to carry out his agenda to disarm Americans, an agenda that took root back when he was Senator Barack Obama (D-IL).

President Obama hopes to make gun control the top issue of his final year in office, saying Americans aren’t more violent than other people but they “have more deadly weapons to act out their rage.” – The Washington Times, Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Obama says gun control to be top issue of final year

Translation: It’s not that there are bad people; only guns are bad. He seems to be channeling Bill Clinton’s Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders whose infamous idiocy we remember from her statements on crime reduction, as recorded in the following Rush Limbaugh TV video starting at minute 1:48.

Who’s killing whom?

For the record, let’s look at 2015 causes of deaths to see if our president has his priorities straight.

Death Toll from Jan 1, 2015 – Nov 28, 2015
Watch real time death counts via this link:

Cause of Death
Number of Deaths
1 Abortion: 991,931
2 Heart Disease: 541,903
3 Cancer: 523,839
4 Tobacco: 317,924
5 Obesity: 278,865
6 Medical Errors: 190,754
7 Stroke: 117,116
8 Lower Respiratory Disease: 129,843
9 Accident (unintentional): 114,850
10 Hospital Associated Infection: 89,927
11 Alcohol: 90,835
12 Diabetes: 67,065
13 Alzheimer’s Disease: 77,186
14 Influenza/Pneumonia: 48,893
15 Kidney Failure: 38,843
16 Blood Infection: 30,397
17 Suicide: 35,896
18 Drunk Driving: 30,710
19 Unintentional Poisoning: 28,848
20 All Drug Abuse: 22,713
21 Homicide: 15,259
22 Prescription Drug Overdose: 13,625
23 Murder by gun: 10,440
24 Texting while Driving: 5,440
25 Pedestrian: 4,542
26 Drowning: 3,556
27 Fire Related: 3,179
28 Malnutrition: 2,518
29 Domestic Violence: 1,326
30 Shot by Police: 1,003
31 Smoking in Bed: 709
32 Falling out of Bed: 544
33 Killed by Falling Tree: 136
34 Struck by Lightning: 74
35 Mass Shooting *: 43
36 Spontaneous Combustion: 0











Of the 36 causes of death, “Mass Shootings” are number 35, while “Shot by Police” is number 30. Obama-style conclusion: “Enough is enough. We must disarm police officers.” Well, that’s a senseless argument.

Look at number 6 on the list, Medical Errors, and number 10, Hospital Associated Infection. You are 27 times more at risk of death from being a patient in a hospital than you are of being shot by someone’s gun. Do you hear this president call for our people to avoid doctors or hospitals?

As of the date of this writing, 991,931 Americans have been murdered in and out of the womb by abortionists. Would it not be a common sense policy for Obama to say, “Enough is enough. We must outlaw all abortions.”?

I give these three examples to dismiss Obama’s disarmament scheme as ludicrous.

Personal to Mr. Barack Hussein Obama: What is it about the phrase “shall not be infringed” you do not understand?

Action Item

Contact your congressional delegation and your state legislature. Tell them to oppose Obama’s unconstitutional anti-Second Amendment scheme to disarm us during his lame-duck last year in office.

Senator Ted Cruz –

Senator John Cornyn –

Representative John Ratcliffe –

Thank you for participating in self-governance.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

An Economic Trend For Which There Is A Cure

November 28, 2015 AD

Do you know this?

Corporate profits fall 4.7%, biggest decline since 2009
Business Insider: Corporate profits fall 4.7%, biggest decline since 2009

Are we paying attention?

Reuters Business News, Friday, November 27, 2015
Reuters Business News, Friday, November 27, 2015

What’s next?

Bloomberg: IMF Said to Give China Strong Signs of Reserve-Currency Nod
Bloomberg: IMF Said to Give China Strong Signs of Reserve-Currency Nod

Oh, for wisdom…

You don’t need more taxes to balance the budget. Congress needs the discipline to stop ronald_reagan_largespending more, and that can be done with the passage of a constitutional amendment to balance the budget. Congress needs to reform its budget process, at least by breaking up those massive, catch-all spending bills into individual parts. That way, each part can stand on its own.” – Ronald Reagan, Radio Address to the Nation on the Federal Debt Ceiling Increase and Deficit Reduction, September 26, 1987

Is There A Cure?

“Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning…rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil…And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.” Prophet Joel 2:12-25 KJV

John White
Rockwall, Texas

CIA “Snow”-den Job – Blame Goes Everywhere But At Their Own Feet

26 November 2015government files on us

In the aftermath of Muslim mayhem and murder in Paris, the CIA exploits public fear to drive public opinion in favor of government snooping into our everyday communications. Is this what you want? Government reading and listening to your personal and intimate conversations?

The CIA’s line attributes terrorist’s attacks on “Internet encryption, Silicon Valley’s privacy policies, and Edward Snowden“. When you know the facts, you will attribute attacks by terrorists on the incompetency of the intelligence folks.

The Jihadist Handbook was available on-line months before Muslim’s hijacked crashed airliners into the WTC and the Pentagon. What preventive actions were taken, knowing the plans of Muslim terrorists? Nothing. Nada. Subsequently, over 3,000 perished on September 11, 2001.

The CIA and other federal agencies adamantly say they must be able to listen to our telephone conversations, scan our social media sites and read our emails to deter future attacks. You can be sure this essay will be “scanned” and you will be tagged as having read it. Do you feel safer now?

Was it the NSA, CIA, FBI or any other federal agency that was able to predict terroristic bombing attacks on the Boston Marathon? No. Not even one of them. Was it cyber security measures that captured the surviving Tsarnaev brother? No. A homeowner found a bleeding Tsarnaev hiding in his boat in the backyard.

Not once has the TSA uncovered even one terrorist sneaking aboard an airliner. They have molested our children and wives and fondled us men. Do you feel safer now?

When the TSA tests its gatekeepers, those gatekeepers fail to detect weapons 67 out of 70 tests, that’s a failure rate of over 95%. Do you feel safer now?

While my former congressman Ralph M. Hall was in office, I steadfastly opposed cyber snooping. My present congressman John Ratcliffe voted for NSA funding and I steadfastly oppose it still.

What’s the lesson? What’s the takeaway? You cannot depend on the government to protect you and your family. Self-defense is your personal responsibility. Period.

It’s okay to exercise discernment. It’s okay to discriminate. It’s okay to report suspicious activities. It’s not okay to depend on the federal government to prevent terrorist’s attacks. It’s okay to block potentially dangerous immigrants whose backgrounds cannot be vetted.

Regarding humanitarian aid, we’ve been providing it for many years to refugees while they remain abroad. If you find Obama’s insistence on flooding America with refugees suspicious, you find yourself in good company. I do, also.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

US Economy: What’s At the End of the Road?

Thanksgiving Day
November 26, 2015 AD/14 Kislev 5776

Drive Across American History (of debt)

Mile Marker Zero our nation’s financial journey stands at July 4, 1776 when our forefathers declaredmile marker zero independence from Great Britain. The French government and Dutch bankers (chiefly the French government) negotiated loans through the agency of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. By the end of the revolutionary war, U.S. debt amounted to $2,000,000 (million). Let’s call this era mile marker zero in our nation’s financial history.

Over the years, U.S. dollars became the world’s reserve currency, the “gold standard” for international money. Merchants price everything traded on the high seas and across geographical borders in terms of this reserve currency.

Over intervening years, we have fought numerous wars on borrowed dollars. Such was the case with the War of 1812 through the Great Civil War, WW1, WW2 – all the way to our present middle east conflicts.

In October 2005, 229 years after the founding of this country, the national debt had grown to $8,000,000,000,000 (trillion).

The day Barack Obama took the oath of office on January 20, 2009,  U.S. national Debt was at mile marker 229astounding $10,626,877,048,913.08. The National debt has effectively doubled since his first day in office.

Today, November 26, 2015, passing mile marker 229 of American history, we presently have a whopping national debt of $18,703,974,322,714.00 (trillion).

Our ‘journey’ hasn’t ended. All we know is this presidency comes to a screeching halt at mile marker 231. What will be our situation then?

Present Reality

Look at the following chart. What does it tell us? Click on the below image for a full-size view.

Wall Street Journal: Falling Corporate Profits Blur U.S. Growth Outlook
Wall Street Journal: Falling Corporate Profits Blur U.S. Growth Outlook

Economic cycles are facts of history. They are governed by principles laid out in the Bible thousands of years ago. Can we recover from another Great Depression?

Taxation moves money from private hands to government. The natural outcome of higher taxation is lower productivity. Lower productivity then yields lower government revenue. Politicians then raise taxes to continue wasteful spending and the cycle continues until there is no more money. Period.

Tax increases don’t eliminate deficits; they increase government spending.” – President Ronald Reagan, Dec. 10, 1981, The Reagan Diaries, page 54

What To Do?

Government is big. Too big. Obama has transformed the IRS, BLM, EPA, DOE, FCC, NOAA, NASA and other ‘alphabet soup’ agencies into his personal propaganda ministries whereby he abuses his constitutional limited authority in unlimited ways to strangle the American economy.

Let’s demand our congressional delegations defund the ‘soup’ and return administration of road sign dead endgovernment to the states, as per the Tenth and Ninth Amendments. If we do not shrink the size of government, America will soon come to the last road sign: DEAD END.

Communicate Your Wishes To Congress

Senator John Cornyn –

Senator Ted Cruz –

Representative John Ratcliffe –

John White
Rockwall, Texas