Fairness vs. Justice

Fair?? I sometimes experience a gag reflex when I hear this word in a political context.

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One dictionary provides TEN definitions of the word ‘fair’; only one definition worth considering: free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice

I suggest we narrow the focus a bit from the broad-spectrum definitions of ‘fair’ and think instead on a very precise definition, the definition of ‘justice’.

Now, this focus on ‘justice’ is not to be misconstrued as the brand of justice witnessed in courts of law where justice and courts-of-law tend to be oxymoronic. Is my viewpoint Biblical? Read for yourself Matthew 5:25-26.

So, what is justice? Justice defined: the quality of being just;
righteousness, fairness, or moral rightness

In the 21st century lexicon, fairness is a socialist ideal that demands everyone receive the same rewards and benefits, regardless personal productivity.

Modern English Bibles like the NLT and the TLB use the words fair and fairness, but such translations do not put forth the Biblical concept of ‘just’ and ‘justice’.

Because God is just, he never shows partiality or favoritism and therefore does not practice fairness.

Fairness is an expression of equality or inequality among persons. Justice is an expression of merit or demerit of a person with respect to God himself. This is why courtroom justice which is based on human opinions is not the same as God’s just nature which is immutable and eternal.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Now John McCain Lambastes Nationalism?

Headline in The Hill: McCain blasts ‘half-baked, spurious nationalism‘ in emotional speech

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Image: screenshot of The Hill 10/16/2017

The Arizona senator said “we live in a land made of ideals, not blood and soil” and said Americans “are the custodians of those ideals at home, and their champion abroad.” – The Hill

Correction, Senator John McCain: Our great nation was based on Biblical principles. The 1,196,554 military personnel who died in defense of our nation shed 1,495,692 gallons, paid the price of our freedoms.

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Image: PBS News Hour 5/24/2015

Nationalism defined: devotion and loyalty to one’s own nation; patriotism

It was former Vice President Joe Biden who presented the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal to Senator McCain. How significant is this award? Previous recipients include the Dalai Lama, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), former Democratic presidential nominee what-does-it-matter-now Hillary Clinton and Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai.

Yes, John McCain, a new spirit of nationalism arises throughout the land and for this I thank God. It’s not spurious and yes, it is half-baked, but I can smell the finished product that’s coming out of the oven.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Racism – Birth of a Notion

What is race, in the anthropological sense?

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines The Human Race:

:all people :human beings as a group the history of the human race destructive weapons that could wipe out the (whole) human race

Can race be defined through analysis of DNA?

According to a Harvard University scientific report on race and origins,

…there is no evidence that the groups we commonly call “races” have distinct, unifying genetic identities. In fact, there is ample variation within races.

All the scientific papers I read on this subject uniformly say human beings are 99.9 BloodPoster-ItsAllTheSameToHimpercent identical genetically. African-American blood is fully compatible with a same-type blood of a blond-haired Swede or a black-haired Sioux Indian. Our organs are interchangeable. Between ethnic groups, the DNA molecule that defines the color and texture of our skin or eyes is identical, except for allenes, an infinitesimally tiny component of that gene.

So, the question of where the notion that one ethnic group is inferior to another must be answered and the answer can be found in a non-scientific theoretical book written by Charles Darwin titled:

1861_THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES by MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, or the PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE

The essence of Darwin’s theory, with respect to humanity, is there are superior races and inferior races. This idea spawned and published by Charles Darwin was an important element of support for the Nazi persecution of people groups whom the Nazis thought inferior: Slavs, Jews, Gypsies, mentally defectives, etc.

American slave owners used Darwin’s theory of the origin of the species to justify slavery.

So the question must be asked: how many races of mankind are there? The answer: there is only one race of men. Ethnic backgrounds do not a man define. It is the culture that defines a man.

Slavs, Jews, African-Americans, orientals, Europeans and Hispanics/Latinos are all one race. Period.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

 

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Militant Atheism – A Peek Into The Future

Atheism isn’t a new phenomenon. Atheism is an ongoing war by Satan against God. God describes atheists in the Bible – “Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God. They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!”

A leading characteristic of militant atheism is reprobation: calling good evil and calling evil good. While claiming to support First Amendment freedoms of Religion and Speech, atheists stridently war against Christians to silence us.

Atheism is a religion.

Here’s a peek into the future: We win. They lose.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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How far left has the soul of America swung? (There’s good news that will gladden you)

How far left has the soul of America swung? This is the question of the hour.

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Can you handle the good news that outweighs the bad?

Consider this story published in The Sun titled “STATES OF AROUSAL Here are the U.S. States which have the highest number of couples looking for kinky THREESOMES
Sadly, Texas, the ‘buckle of the Bible belt’, ranks number two behind California.

Since the beginning of recorded human history, homosexual acts -aka Sodomy – have been known as a “crime against nature”. Now, special rights have been created out of thin air by federal judges to the point that Christians are punished to the point of bankruptcy and imprisonment for refusing to provide services to homosexuals when said services violate their consciences. To underscore the fact of these extraconstitutional special rights, homosexuals can refuse service to Christians.

Let’s pause at this point to assert the good news that the leftist news media fail to report. Rampant immorality and unpatriotic behaviors by Hollywood and pro-athlete luminaries do not represent the broad worldview and values of our fellow Americans.

 

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What is the evidence of my assertion? Consider these headlines.

Variety 2017: TV Ratings: Emmys Hit New Demo Low, Stay Even in Total Viewers

Deadline Hollywood 2017: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Down Again On Day Of Player Protests  

Truth Revolt 2015: Chick-fil-A Thrives After Embarrassingly Ineffective Boycott

The Democrat Party leadership assumes ownership of Latinos, Hispanics, and African-Americans. The polls prove otherwise and I mean election polls, not biased media polls.

Here’s even more and better good news as reported in Romans 5:20-21 “… where sin increased, [God’s remarkable, gracious gift of] grace [His unmerited favor] has surpassed it and increased all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, so also grace would reign through righteousness which brings eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

God is on His Throne. Jesus Christ is Lord of all. Prayer changes things. And, God never changes, or as it is written in Amos 3:6, “…I am the Lord, I do not change…” and also in Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is [eternally changeless, always] the same yesterday and today and forever.

Yes, there is a falling away from our church congregations as this was prophesied almost 2,000 years ago. However, the time is coming when every knee will bow to God and every person alive will confess Jesus Christ as Lord.

The bad news is going to worsen and when the good news comes to pass, we will be rejoicing.

John White
Rockwall, Texas
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On being that virtuous woman while singing like a Bee Gee, “Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive”.

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Contemporary women commonly feel overwhelmed (covered over) with responsibilities to care for her family, manage the household, participate in community affairs and work a job away from home. All too often, all these things devolve into a condition we call ‘nervous breakdown’.

‘Nervous breakdown’, according to the Mayo Clinic, is an unhealthy response to stress.

I have good news and bad news. The good news? Stress motivates us to improve performance. The bad news? Long-term stress has a deleterious effect on your health.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) points to two actions that will relieve stress: relaxation and setting priorities.

Specific to women, instead of the yoga recommended by NIMH, I suggest starting your day by reading the Bible, meditating, and praying. Please understand the difference between a Bible study and reading the Bible. A Bible study increases your knowledge and a daily reading of the Bible will cleanse and sanctify you [Ephesians 5:25-26].

A point to ponder: God identifies wisdom and the church as feminine.

Wisdom: “knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action”

So, we have a simple plan to start the day with a “washing of water with the word”, quiet meditation and prayer. These steps will take care of the matter of relaxation. Let’s move on to the matter of setting priorities.

No doubt you have flown on a commercial airplane. The FAA requires safety instruction at the beginning of all commercial flights. What is the instruction on oxygen masks? That’s right: PUT YOUR MASK ON FIRST. Why? If you don’t take care of your self FIRST, you will be unable to care for anyone else.

Can you handle a little more from the Bible? If yes, then I urge you to read Proverbs 31:10-31 in more than one version. You will begin to discern a pattern. The Virtuous Woman has priorities. First, she takes care of herself. Second, she takes care of her family. Third, she takes care of the remainder of her duties, even working outside the home or running a home-based business.

Virtuous: “agreeing with or following moral and ethical principles;
morally excellent”

All you have read up to this point is not written to support one man’s theory on how a woman should live. I’ve lived nearly a half-century with a virtuous woman who follows the Biblical model – my wife, a mother of four children, who is my business partner of over 30 years.

Philippians 4:13 (Amplified version) says, “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]”

Can you handle it? Yes, you can! Just remember to put on your oxygen mask first before others who may need your assistance.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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