Posts Tagged With: current-events

Beat the Surveillance State

So our illustrious Harvard professor of the U.S. Constitution turned President has been presiding over George W. Bush-style surveillance of the American people vis-a-vis the alphabet soup agencies that George Washington would nuke if he were alive. Well, are we surprised? We voted for this over the past 75 years. It is our bread and butter in America – military, both foreign and domestic… and when you can’t find enough enemies to fit a budget of $700,000,000,000.00 a year, you turn inward and fight your own people. Happens every time people worship the State! In any case, be sure to greet the President each time you call mom or order Chinese – it’s rude not to acknowledge him and his friends now that we know they are in our company at all times. Hello, Mr. President! I’m about as much a threat to national security as Mr. Rogers, but I understand if you want to keep tabs on me. At least land me a few hits on my blog, eh? It’s no fair when you sneak around and play hard to get. Let’s agree on some rules, huh? Oh, wait – that we did in 1787, and you’re an infidel to those oaths… nevermind.

Fun in the Sun

Instead of letting the encroaching Fourth Reich get your gander, I think it’s a good time for Americans to get back to basics. Tired of sharing all of your intimate secrets with desert-wide storage facilities? There’s this awesome new invention called go outside – it works like this… Put down the government microphone (your smart-phone), turn off the big-brother box (laptop and iPad), and search around for your front door. Don’t be scared! Walk outside, down the street, and into the nearest forest; bring a loved one with you too. Find a log or a nice, dry grassy spot. Now talk to each other. Privacy – nobody can hear you. outside Ask each other questions. Learn about one another’s passions. Encourage one another. If you’re alone, meditate on the glory of God who made all things. Seek His face – pray and enjoy your short life in His world. Or go for a drive in the countryside, and listen to something mellow. Maybe send a paper letter to a family member or friend from your past – most of those aren’t read by the government. Write a story, do some crafts with your own two hands, go fishing… love one another. Remember to live this life holding very loosely to the gadgets of this world – they can be taken away in a moment. And if you find yourself enslaved to things, having sold yourself to the baubles of wealth and comfort and status, it’s never too late to repent. It’s never too late to receive the gospel truths of Jesus Christ who sets us free from the fear of men and their monstrous agendas. — -Justin

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Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech: A Serious Warning

Dr. Ron Paul is retiring from the U.S. Congress after a career spanning 36 years. The unique thing about him is that he didn’t become a power-mad, money-hungry monster of a human being – and to his last days in government is issuing a clarion call to us, the people, that we are losing our country. Whether or not you agree with the man’s policies, you have to respect his honesty and lifetime of faithful service to the country. Watch this speech. The whole thing. With family. Possibly twice or five times. Understand what he’s saying. Start facing what has happened to our nation, and be ready for big changes. The coming decades will be a time of strong testing for the American nation, and for those of us who are concerned with interpreting the cosmos; having a worldview which reflects truth… we cannot pretend these things are not happening. We must pray to the Lord of the universe, we’ve got to seek Him and ask His forgiveness…. It’s time to be brave and to speak boldly in the public square for truth and justice.

May God help us.

 

Thanks for visiting,

-Justin

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How Should we then Live? part 10: Final Choices

When this was filmed and released, it was 1977. As you watch this most important episode, think about how accurate Dr. Schaeffer was in his predictions about the future. Perhaps you may also find something he says to have been inaccurate–watch for that too, but all in all, I recommend you listen very carefully, receive the interpretation of the world which he gives, and allow your mind and heart to be shaped by the same Spirit who moved in Dr. Schaeffer. I believe if any of you have the Holy Spirit, you will not be able to blithely dismiss this dire warning, or for that matter, dismiss the hope which is held out towards the end of the episode.

I would call your attention to a very interesting detail in this video: out of the 10 episodes, it is the only one in which Dr. Schaeffer cracks a smile. Watch for it, and notice what it is that brings this smile to his face. We ought to be grateful for God’s grace given to this brother, and for his work in worldview, philosophy, and ethics. I have benefited greatly in studying his work– and this blog is in part a product of men like Dr. Schaeffer’s passion in this world.

 

Grace and peace in Jesus Christ!

Thanks for watching,

-Justin

Previous episodes posted:

Roman Age 1

Middle Ages 2

Renaissance 3

Reformation 4

Revolutionary5, Scientific 6, Age of Non-Reason 7, Fragmentation 8, Age of Personal Peace and Affluence 9

 

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