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It Rhymes With ‘Tullification’

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‘Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from that noisy crowd of evildoers.’  ~ Psalm 64:2

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there as been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.’ ~ General Douglas MacArthur

  • Is 2010 the year that it all comes crashing down?, or ‘I Heart Gerald Celente’.
  • The concept of nullification has a long and wonderful tradition in our body politic.
  • ‘The more a sound knowledge of law and economics decline in a society, the more radical will the decay of that society be.’
  • The ‘wars’ in Afghanistan and Iraq are bleeding us dry–literally and economically.

  • Time heals all wounds, right?  (It worked for Lincoln, why not Stalin?)

  • What do your savings account and the unicorn have in common?  Neither of them actually exist!  (The deception and fraud of fractional reserve banking.)
  • I will agree that many (most?) conspiracy theories have little basis in fact and that believing all of them betrays a sense of hyper-cynicism.  However, wouldn’t you agree that believing that NONE of them have any truth to them displays a dangerous naiveté–especially considering what we now know about the Kennedy assassinations and the Gulf of Tonkin (Non) Incident?  Here are 33 that appear to have at least some truth to them.
  • AuH2O!  His message is just as timely now as it was then.
  • How many acres does it take to grow 3,000+ pounds of food?  This family does it on 1/5th of an acre just outside of Pasadena, California!
  • Peter Schiff breaks down the latest numbers on the economy:
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The Gospel According to Kris Kristofferson

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‘But to this day the LORD has not given you a heart to understand or eyes to see or ears to hear.’  ~ Deuteronomy 29:4

 

Often when I hear a song with even a remote or pseudo-theological aspect to it I try to explain to myself (or anyone nearby willing to listen) why what the singer is or is not singing is biblical (or not).  One such song is that listed below; I ruminated on it off and on for many years with the following conclusions (my thoughts/ references are in red).

 

Why Me, Lord? – by Kris Kristofferson

 

Why me Lord?

So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills. (Romans 9:18)

What have I ever done

Because it pleases God to call (or not) whomever he will–‘This effectual call is of God’s free and special grace alone, not from anything at all foreseen in man…’ (Westminster Confession of Faith, 10.2)

To deserve even one

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  (Ephesians 2:8, 9)

Of the pleasures I’ve known?

[Jesus] I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.  (John 10:10)

 

Tell me Lord,

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!  (Psalm 31:24)

What did I ever do

That was worth love from you

Or the kindness you’ve shown?

…though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls—(Romans 9:11)

 

Lord, help me Jesus, I’ve wasted it so

Help me Jesus I know what I am.

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.  (I Timothy 1:15)

Now that I know that I’ve needed you so

Help me Jesus, my soul’s in your hand.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  (John 3:16)

 

Tell me Lord,

If you think there’s a way

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.  (John 14:6)

I can try to repay

The Debtor’s Ethic: We will never get out of debt to grace. And so the thought of gratitude ethic as a kind of payback ethic is devastating to increasing the glory of God’s grace in our lives. We go deeper into debt in grace, not pay it off.  ~ John Piper

All I’ve taken from you

…What do you have that you did not receive?… (I Corinthians 4:7)

 

Maybe Lord,

I can show someone else

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  (Matthew 28:19)

What I’ve been through myself

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,(Romans 3:23)

On my way back to you.

I will give them a heart to know that I am the LORD, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.  (Jeremiah 24:7)

 

 

 

  • Lesbian Feminist—and abortion zealot—Camille Paglia calls a spade a spade: ‘I have always frankly admitted that abortion is murder, the extermination of the powerless by the powerful which results in the annihilation of concrete individuals and not just clumps of insensate tissue.’

 

 

 

  • This [economic] crisis is largely external to the current scope of American politics, so it isn’t something that George Bush, John McCain or Barack Obama can even theoretically fix; it’s quite clear that they don’t even begin to understand what is happening, much less why, to say nothing of how they should respond. The only presidential candidate who understood the situation – he has condemned it for decades – was the candidate that the vast majority of the American people thought was too outlandish and too out of touch to support, Dr. Ron Paul.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proper hermeneutics are very important. Otherwise, you get items like this from author Thomas Horn: ‘New experiments in genetic engineering could open the doors for the return of fearsome “giants” described in the Bible – the offspring of human women and fallen angels.’ [ed. – Riiiiight.]

 

The Largest Flag in the World (and Beautiful to Boot!)

  

The Obama Nation of Desolation

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‘For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.’  ~ Mark 13:22  

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IS OBAMA THE MESSIAH?  (He seems to think so.) 

‘… A light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany … and you will suddenly realise that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama.’ ~ Barack Obama in Lebanon, New Hampshire, January 7, 2008

 

Obama

 

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 Scary, huh?

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Take just a moment and say a prayer for your pastor.

‘… [Pray] also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel …’ ~ Ephesians 6:19

 

 

 

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I know what you’re thinking: ‘I really wish that someone would write a good economic commentary on the Bible.’  Voila!  Gary North to the rescue

 

 

 

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If you get in that car, you will be found dead in it by this time next week.’ ~ Alec Guiness to James Dean—seven days before the latter’s death in a wreck while driving his Porsche 55 Spyder

 

 

 

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It’s good to see that Protestants are finally getting in on the action in the holy relics business!

 

 

 

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Should we really be surprised by the Wiccan uprising in our culture?  

 

 

 

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Is Al Gore the new Christopher Columbus?

 

 

 

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The media reported that ‘a few’ folks attended the Ron Paul r3VOLution meeting in Austin this past Saturday—judge for yourself:

Ron Paul Rally in Austin

 

 

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In a ceremony that received virtually no attention in the American media, the United States and Canada signed a military agreement Feb. 14 [that was NOT authorised by Congress] allowing the armed forces from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a domestic civil emergency, even one that does not involve a cross-border crisis.’

 

 

 

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Finally!  The NFL has begun to cooperate in helping the Church get its priorities straight!

 

 

 

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The director of a Norwegian museum claimed yesterday to have discovered cartoons drawn by Adolf Hitler during the Second World War.’ (Via Lew Rockwell.)

 

 

 

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Gov. Perry (himself an Eagle Scout) recently authored a book in which he defends the Boy Scouts in their battle against secularisation.

 

 

 

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To-day’s 1980’s Moment is brought to you by: Eddie Murphy

(Yes, he actually had a hit song 20 years ago!) 

Take a Left on the FDR

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 ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?’ ~ John 2:20

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Having failed to learn from FDR that Big Guvment work projects add to and prolong economic woes, Mike Huckabee recently proposed his own public works tar-baby, a plan to expand Interstate-95 along its entirety—from Maine to Florida! 

Apparently, Huckabee believes that such a boondoggle as this would aid the economy.  However, as Bastiat illustrated with his Broken Window Fallacy, the opposite tends to be the case.  Big (and Bigger) Government is not the answer—liberty and the free market are!

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February 14, 2008 at 5:05 pm