Gun Control? You actually need a good lawyer.

According to the CDC, 33,736 persons die annually due to automobile accidents. This compares with annual deaths by firearms at 33,594 per year. [Ref. http://bit.ly/2mt7fRg]

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Overall, there are 199,752 deaths due to all injuries, an average of 547 per day. The CDC says there are 2,626,418 total deaths from all causes, an average of 7,195 PER DAY. [Ref. http://bit.ly/2hohQxq]

Out of the total deaths per year, Heart disease kills 633,842, cancer 595,930. 13 years ago, a heart attack came close to my becoming a death statistic.

There is much clamor from liberals for gun control that would severely restrict purchases and ownership of firearms. Texas Sen. John Cornyn even leads the left by introducing more laws toward the end of gun control.

The above numbers come from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Fast Facts.

Here’s is the fast fact all mankind needs to know: YOU WILL ALL DIE. Then what happens? What legislation could Senator Cornyn propose to prevent over two million deaths per year?

This is what happens immediately after each death: judgement before God himself. Believe me, when I say, you are going to need a very good lawyer, the best you can find.

Looking ahead, I have already retained the best lawyer in all the universe. I’m good to go. Anytime.

1 John 2:1-2 is where you can find the name of my lawyer.

“My dear children, I am writing this to you so you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, there is One Who will go between him and the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the One Who is right with God. He paid for our sins with His own blood. He did not pay for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world.”

Jesus Christ is the name and saving clients from a life in hell is his game. His track record is absolutely amazing.

For many years it was considered taboo for a lawyer to advertise his services. Disregarding human traditions, my heavenly lawyer first put out his shingle and started practice as an advocate for sinners almost 2,000 years ago.

The Law Office of Jesus Christ is open to new clients 24/7/365, but not accessible immediately following your death, regardless the cause.

His rates are more than reasonable. In fact, he serves each client pro bono. You won’t find a telephone number on the internet, but you should know he hears everything you say and sees all you do. You can call him any moment you wish.

The address of his law office is Romans 10:13. The slogan on the door says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Calling Out the Called Out

What is glory? Glory is the exhibition of the design and blueprint of what Heaven has made you to be, the uninhibited, unadulterated, unedited exhibition of the fullness of who you are meant to be, not more than you were meant to be, that would be ambition, not less than you were meant to be, because that would be a lack of development, but the fullness.Lance Wallnau, Bible Study 3/11/2017


Sinclair Ferguson, a teaching fellow at Ligonier Ministries and a professor at Reformed Theological Seminary says the church in this century and in Western society is a far greater threat to Christianity than is Islam. “The church is the greatest threat to real Christianity in the world. God help us.” – Independent Journal Review, 11/1/2017

God’s blueprint specifies the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) on earth, but we contemporary believers, the ecclesia, submit to an unholy (read this Satan’s) design.

Lance Wallnau, in his exposition of the word ecclesia, explains the role of the church as a ruling body, not simply grass-munching, chased-about-like-sheep congregants on Sunday mornings.

The word ecclesia was in use long before the birth of Jesus Christ. Meriam-Webster defines ecclesia:

a political assembly of citizens of ancient Greek states; the periodic meeting of the Athenian citizens for conducting public business and for considering affairs proposed by the council

City Councils and County Commissioners Courts are contemporary examples of ecclesia. Does the conspicuous absence of community leadership from our churches trouble you?

Throughout the years of the American Revolution, pastors were at the forefront of leadership. The British called the pastors of that time the Black-Robed Regiment. From the Library of Congress, the topic Religion and the Founding of the American Republic: “Ministers served the American cause in many capacities during the Revolution: as military chaplains, as penmen for committees of correspondence, and as members of state legislatures, constitutional conventions and the national Congress. Some even took up arms, leading Continental troops in battle“.

The first exchange of gunfire of the American Revolution was in the city of Lexington, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775. 46-year-old Captain John Parker’s orders to his 77 Minutemen were “Stand your ground; don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” The Brits fired the first shot and the rest is history.

Before, during, and after the Revolution, pastors (ministers) were at the forefront Sermon-Battle-of-Lexington-1776-Pastor-Jonas-Clarkencouraging American colonialists to fight their British oppressors.

On July 30, 1956, Congress passed Public Law 84-140 which President Dwight Eisenhower signed into law establishing our national motto.

IN GOD WE TRUST

Two years earlier, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson (D-TX) was up for re-election and two not-for-profit organizations supported his opponent. Johnson proposed an amendment to prohibit not-for-profit organizations from endorsing political candidates. The amendment was accepted without debate or discussion.

The Johnson Amendment was not and is not constitutional because it abridges the freedom of speech and prohibits the free exercise of religion, two of five freedoms protected by the First Amendment.

Church leaders have been cowed by the Johnson Amendment, thereby abandoning God-ordained leadership to unholy men and women who distort our history, defame our Creator, and trample the First Amendment.

Perhaps we Christians have forgotten our mandate is to make disciples, not build congregations of snowflakes. God’s blueprint for his church is for us to rule and reign, not to hide and watch.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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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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A Headline Begs for a Constitutional Briefing

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Let’s start with order and word counts in the first three articles of the Constitution, as amended.

The order of the three branches of federal government and the word counts are thus:

Legislative Branch, Article One, has ten sections and 2,268 words.

Executive Branch, Article Two, has four sections and 1,025 words.

Judicial Branch, Article Three, has three sections and 377 words.

Do you see a pattern?

Think in terms of a board game.

The Legislative Branch makes the rules.
The Executive Branch moves the pieces on the board.
In the case of disagreement among the players, the Judicial Branch resolves the conflict.

I ask again. Do you see a pattern?

The three are not ‘co-equal’; they do not have equal powers (authority).

A former pastor used to say, “Anything with two heads is a monster.” He was referring to those old Japanese Godzilla movies featuring huge multi-headed creatures. If we surrender ourselves to the myth of three co-equal branches of government, we submit ourselves to a tyrannical monster.

Have you not the time to read and study the U.S. Constitution?

Here is a link to the official document, updated by amendments. https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript

The Judicial Branch has no authority to either grant or to deny our natural rights.

Jesus Christ is the highest authority, our lawgiver, executor of the Will of God, and our ultimate Judge. As He said on the Mount of Olives, “…you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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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Venezuela struggling through a Cuban-style “Special Period”

Headline: Venezuelans Eating Dogs, Zoo Animals as Economy Collapses

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After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cubans suffered greatly through what Fidel Castro called “The Special Period“. Collectively, the collapse of the USSR and the subsequent Cuban “Special Period” (my Cuban friends always make quotation marks when they mention this phrase) demonstrate the inevitable end of a socialist economy.

This is the result of 18 years of misery and socialis[m], and we have the responsibility to denounce it, but above all to do what is necessary to change it. To wait another year is to prolong hunger, allow more deaths, it is pain. How much more will we ask the people to withstand?” – Vente Venezuela Coordinator Javier Chirinos

What’s next? I foresee a violent and bloody civil war in Venezuela’s future. A Civil war in Venezuela could (and probably will) ignite rebellions in Columbia and Ecuador. I can even imagine anti-government uprisings in Mexico.

There are communists in all western hemisphere countries who hate Americans as they oppose civil freedoms.

Nicolás Maduro is without a doubt attempting to establish a communist government in his country of Venezuela. His adoration of Fidel Castro and his use of Cuban bureaucrats to run Venezuelan government is all the evidence you need.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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