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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Segregation is not Racist

Societal segregation is not inherently racist. Segregation is a natural human experience. Positive Examples:

  • Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA)
  • Democrat voters
  • Republican voters (including me)
  • Libertarian voters
  • Boy Scouts (including me)
  • Girl Scouts
  • LULAC (including me)
  • The NRA (including me)
  • Sunday School and Church groupings (including me)
  • Law Enforcement Officers (regardless skin color)
  • The American Legion (including me)
  • The ACLU
  • Labor Unions

The above examples are normal, healthy aggregations of people who share a common interest. Is a church of mostly white people racist? If yes, then all churches of mostly black people are racist, as are all churches of brown-skinned, Spanish-speaking people.

We are naturally drawn to people who look like us. Period. This true for me and it is true for you, also. We are also naturally drawn to people who share common objectives.

Negative Examples:

  • Black Lives Matter (BLM)
  • ANTIFA
  • Nazis
  • Islamists
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
  • Organizing For Action (OFA)
  • The ACLU
  • Labor Unions

Under what circumstances is societal segregation beneficial to the general population of

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a nation? The keyword lies within the question: beneficence (the doing of good; active goodness or kindness; charity). Beneficial segregations do no harm to other segregations. A congregation is the opposite of a segregation.

 

Did you notice I listed the ACLU as both a good example and a bad example of segregation? Likewise Labor Unions?

A segregated congregation is beneficent when it contributes to the betterment of a nation and malevolent when it serves to harm a nation.

How is it possible a segregation can be both a good example and a bad example? What principle factor shifts a people group from one category to the other?

My limited observations (my lifespan is somewhat less than a century) of human activities tell me the difference is the worldview of a people group. For over one-third of my life, my worldview was godless, existentialist.

For the first one-third of my life, my worldview was godless, existentialist. At a point in time, my worldview began a phenomenal reformation due to an epiphany, a revelation that left me with an unshakeable faith and an indefatigable desire to benefit my fellow man (the human individual as representing the species, without reference to sex).

This reformation is incomplete. When will it be complete? “…I am certain that God, who began the good work within [me], will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6 personalized

My worldview motivates me to respect the opinions of others whose worldviews run counter to my own. It could be said, so I’ll say it, respect is evidence of love.

Don’t be paralyzed by political correctness when your association(s) come under attack If your segregated group is beneficial to the nation, starting with your community. On the other hand, if you find yourself associating with a group for which the goal is to harm others, you need to have a little talk with God and He will probably tell you to avoid evil associations.

I close with a thought on selfishness. Selfishness, like the above remarks on benevolent and malevolent segregations,  is good when you seek to become a better person. In fact, the Bible indicates a benevolent selfishness is highly desirable. I refer to Mark 12:20-31 where Jesus answered a question about the greatest commandment.

Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

Segregation is not necessarily racist. Evil desires in the heart of a man or woman are inherently racist and selfish. If you have black skin and attend a church with other black-skinned people, that’s okay. If you advocate protecting the natural rights of a particular people group, that’s always okay. Go ahead and enjoy your beneficial segregated groups guiltlessly.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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When Fascists are allowed to steal your history they are redirecting your destiny

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At first, Confederate monuments were their targets

Reuters: U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violence | AUGUST 15, 2017

WTOP.com: Charlottesville mayor seeks removal of Confederate monuments, calls Lee statue ‘magnet for terrorism’ | August 18, 2017

Fox 5 DC: Virginia governor encourages cities to take down Confederate monuments
| AUG 17 2017

Newsweek: STONE MOUNTAIN CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL IN GEORGIA HAS TO GO, DEMOCRAT GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE SAYS | August 16, 2017

Atlanta Patch: Remove Confederate Carving On Stone Mountain: Atlanta Lawmaker | August 16, 2017

Los Angeles Times: New Orleans is tearing down its Confederate monuments, but the South has plenty of others | April 24, 2017

Next, the fascists demand removal of presidential monuments

The Daily Caller: It’s Time To Blow Up Mount Rushmore | August 15, 2017

The Washington Times: Chicago pastor urges mayor to remove George Washington statue, rename park over slavery | August 16, 2017

RT.com: Get rid of Washington and Jackson, Chicago pastor demands | August 16, 2017

Amusement Park Operators Fall for Intimidation Tactics

Fox News: Six Flags Over Texas removes Confederate flag, reversing earlier decision | August 18, 2017

Voices of Wisdom Warn Against Historical Revisionism

CNN Politics: Trump: Taking down Confederate memorials is ‘changing history’ | August 15, 2017

Washington Examiner: Predominately black group wants to protect Dallas Confederate statues: Report | August 15, 2017

CBS DFW: Predominantly Black Dallas Group Forms To Protect Confederate Monuments | August 14, 2017

The Lutchman Report: NAACP Leader Just Broke Her Silence On Confederate Monuments, Sets Media ON FIRE | August 18, 2017

Esther Lee, president of the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says of the destruction of monuments, “I think it’s all senseless. All senseless. We’re 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white. What does that have to do with it? I bleed red blood.”

“You know that’s history. That was in that point in time. You can’t eliminate what history is. So I disapprove with young people pulling down those statues,” she said.

Black Christian News Network One: Black Former Dallas Council Member Sandra Crenshaw Says People Calling for Removal of Confederate Statues Are “Cowards” | August 14, 2017

Outcry from Across the Nation against our History

Washington Examiner: Petition asking Trump to recognize Antifa as terror group reaches threshold for White House response | August 20, 2017

WhiteHouse.gov petition: Officially declare Antifa a Terrorist Organization | February 7, 2017

My Opinion

Six Flags removed the Confederate flag at the behest of a minority of Americans who deem that banner ‘offensive’. Following this line of reasoning, I suggest Six Flags Over Texas remove the Spanish and Mexican flags also. Back in 1836, Texians and Tejanos alike thought those two so offensive that they fought Mexico for independence and won.

Following this line of reasoning, I suggest Six Flags Over Texas remove the Spanish and Mexican flags also. Back in 1836, Texians and Tejanos alike thought those two so offensive that they fought Mexico for independence and won.

Three Flags Over The State of Political Correctness – There! Wasn’t that easy?

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Wasn’t that easy?

I am thankful God left all the history of his children in tact, as recorded in the Bible. He left the good, the bad, and the ugly for all to see and know.

No, further historical revisionism only draws us more deeply into the spiritual quagmire into which Satan has drawn us. The real answer is national repentance. Before. It’s. Too. Late.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

President Trump Inundated With Attacks – A Call to Prayer

For the record, businessman Donald Trump was duly elected to the office of President of the United States of America. Even before taking the oath of office on January 20, 2017, enemies in the form of fake news, Democrat skulduggery, and establishment Republican push back seem to labor in concert to defeat the agenda of President Trump. The most insidious enemy of this president is the establishment political machines of both parties.

Yesterday evening, August 3, 2017, a double rainbow appeared over the White House following a storm.

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Barack Obama bathed the White House with a fake rainbow to celebrate his promotion of homosexuality. But God did not create the rainbow to celebrate evil.

After Noah’s ark came to rest on the solid ground and Noah’s family were safe from the great flood, God made a covenant with Noah, his family, and all his descendants. We pick up the post-flood story in Genesis chapter 9, verses 12 through 17 [NLT].

Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds, and I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures. Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life. When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth.” Then God said to Noah, “Yes, this rainbow is the sign of the covenant I am confirming with all the creatures on earth.”

The political storm isn’t over and God’s promises are sure. Evil forces have been chipping away at the very foundations of the Republic from the beginning of our existence as a nation. We are in a spiritual war that culminates before our eyes. Has this war on freedom hit its zenith? By no means.

Now the good news: President Trump is keeping his promises to the American people.

What can we do? By ‘we’, I mean God-fearing, Bible-believing Christians.

  • Let’s not forget God is on his throne and prayer changes things
  • Know that the rainbow is not Satan’s banner of triumph, it is God’s way of reminding us of his unbreakable covenant with us.
  • Pray fervently for God to pour out his spirit on America to awaken and encourage the people of God to engage the enemy in spiritual warfare.
  • Put on your spiritual armor of God | Ephesians 6:11
  • Pray for all in authority from local governments to the White House, Supreme Court, and Congress. | 1 Timothy 2:2
  • Submit to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. | Romans 8:14
  • Expect great outcomes from our unified prayers. | Jeremiah 33:3
  • Instead of cursing political opponents, pray for them. It was this solemn action that delivered Job out of his dilemma. | Job 42:10

If you are not a God-fearing, Bible-believing Christian, you can become one. In an instant of time. Follow these steps.

  • Confess your sins. | Romans 3:23
  • Accept this truth: God sent his Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins to atone for them. | Romans 5:8
  • Call on the Name of Jesus Christ to save you from your sins. Believe in your heart that God forgives you and confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior.| Romans 10:9-10

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Your Congregation: Is it a CULT or a CHURCH?

As my wife and I left church Saturday evening, I recalled how mainstream religious leaders in Jerusalem accused the Apostle Paul of being a member of a cult called The Way.

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Without a doubt, followers of The Way caused quite the stir throughout the Middle East and Asia. It was said of the followers of The Way they “turned the world upside down”.

Our Dallas Campus of Gateway Church is but one of five substantial satellite congregations linked by video to the ‘mother ship’ in Southlake, TX.

This is not our first experience with a mega church. We were members of Church On The Rock (COTR), the original ‘mother ship’ of a movement out of which amazing ministries were spawned. Headquarters for two of those ministries, Global Advance and Christ for India, are here in Rockwall, Texas.

Traditional church leaders and skeptics labeled us a cult. Were the accusations a product of ignorance or jealousy? Regardless, it was an accusation that warranted a response.

Lake Pointe Church is a mega church with satellite campuses and a global outreach. Is Lake Pointe a cult?

How about Prestonwood Baptist Church or the First Baptist Church of Dallas? These all substantially impact populations around the globe.

Pastor Larry Lea was exasperated. In round numbers, 11,000 souls were coming to our little church building in Rockwall every Sunday. There were five Sunday services to accommodate everyone. We had over 700 home group leaders to assure individuals were never without a personal connection, yet thousands came in one way as thousands went out another.

Local gossip wags and some news people accused us of being a cult.

This moved him to ask us the question: “How can you tell the difference between a cult and the church?”

The answer: “A cult is very easy to get into and very hard to get out of. The church is hard to get into and easy to get out of.”

Sadly, end times prophecies unfold before our eyes as atheism and hedonism attempt to suffocate all things Christian including constitutionally-protected freedoms of thought, worship, and public expression. This is the bad news.

Here’s the Good News: Jesus is Lord and God is still on his throne. Actually, all the evil happening is good news because it signals the second coming of Messiah. All the stuff happening now was foretold long, long ago. How in the world is this good news? It’s good news because you can confidently trust your Bible as the Word of God.

To be an effective member of a good church you must be willing to put forth the effort. If you are seeker-sensitive, looking for someone to hold your hand as you rehearse your somebody-done-me-wrong song, good luck with that.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

 

Diversity – I don’t think this word means what you think it means

E Pluribus Unum – National Motto adopted 1776

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Latin: Out of many, one

Diversity – Politically-Correct Term

A reasonable translation of diversity is ‘many out of one’.

One synonym for diversity is difference. Compare with an antonym for unity: difference.

Many out of one is the antithesis of out of many, one.

Power Shift

A fundamental principle of democracy is majority rule. The diversity phenomenon deconstructs this vital principle as it shifts power from the majority to one or more minority groups.

Forgotten History – Revisionism at Work

Proponents of diversity reach back into history to say we (implying contemporary white people) murdered millions of Native Americans. These same historical revisionists say that we white people of today who live prosperous lives got to this point on the backs of slaves.

Is it helpful to know it was white Christians who ENDED slavery in America? All the while, why do we conveniently forget that it was Muslim slave traders who sold west Africans to the slave business owners? Yes, Muslims put them into slavery; Christians brought them out.

Is it helpful to know native Americans routinely conquered neighboring native American lands and killed the former owners?

Divine Truth

Of even greater importance are the Biblical truths upon which America became the greatest nation in all history. What Biblical truths?

“‘What?’ you ask. ‘Doesn’t the child pay for the parent’s sins?’ No! For if the child does what is just and right and keeps my decrees, that child will surely live. The person who sins is the one who will die. The child will not be punished for the parent’s sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child’s sins. Righteous people will be rewarded for their own righteous behavior, and wicked people will be punished for their own wickedness.” Ezequiel 18:19-20

Regardless the sins of my parents and grandparents, I am not responsible for their sins. I owe no one an apology for what sins of commission or omission God may lay to their accounts.

Furthermore, Native Americans of today, descendants of their forefathers who may have been mistreated by my own ancestors, have no claim on my property for reparations.

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Bill Hybels and T. D. Jakes appear to ignore the principle of forgiveness. One who does not forgive the sins of others himself will not be forgiven by God.

Unity of purpose is essential to our survival as a nation. The diversity movement is a tool of leftists who despise all America stands for.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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