Blood That Eternally Saves Lives

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

The Bible Teaches That  Life Is In the Blood

When sin entered the world, death also entered, for the wages of sin is death.

The Hebrews first learned of blood that saves when they were told to kill a lamb and place the blood of the lamb over the door post of their homes. On the one night of passover in Egypt, the death angel passed over the land. The first-born son died in every house where there was no blood on the door post, but those who obeyed the LORD were saved by the blood on the lintel or door post.

The Bible teaches us that these knew a day was coming when there would be a lasting covenant written in blood – blood that would save mankind from the death penalty brought on by sin. The prophet Zechariah spoke of it:

As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Zechariah 9:10-11

In Matthew, we learn that this blood is the blood shed by Jesus, the Christ, the promised Messiah and the precious and only Begotten Son of God:

26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Christ blood is blood that can cleanse from sin. We have redemption by the blood of Jesus. The Holy Spirit of God bears witness that Jesus our Saviour came by water and by blood to save us. This is why He is called the Lamb of God and is precious in the sight of the Father. Christians are called to serve our living God by the power of the Holy Spirit within, because we are cleansed by His precious blood.

The Bible is true. Scientist know that truly life is in the blood. Doctors are able to help people live longer lives with life-saving transfusions and vaccines and other uses of blood products, but only the blood of Christ our Savior gives eternal life.

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Bernie Sanders uses socialists’ propaganda to win followers.

Bernie Sanders, the only admitted Socialist in the presidential race, has the following on his Facebook page:

What is your response to this cartoon?

It would seem that socialists truly believe that non-socialists do not care about their fellow-man. Apparently, since socialists believe the way to help people is by taxing the successful and distributing the money to the less fortunate, they have the mistaken idea that this is the best, and possibly the only, way to help people. They really believe that at some point, everyone will become economically equal. I think Bernie Sanders, and his supporters, believe this. Mr. Sanders, and others in his party, have equated government aid with charity.

Here is what our liberal, socialist, neighbors apparently do not get. Conservatives  care about their fellow-man just as much and possibly more than do those who want the wealth redistributed. In reality, conservatives have never advocated living lives of indifference to others. The opposite is actually true. Conservatives have a better record of giving than ‘progressive, liberal, socialists.’

Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, “Who Really Cares,” cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals. A study by Google found an even greater disproportion: average annual contributions reported by conservatives were almost double those of liberals.

Socialists may not realize this. History has proven that forced distribution of wealth is not the factor that produces a wealthy society.  A case for the opposite could even be made. The USSR is our best example of the failure of such a system. They were communist, but communism and socialism are closely related in that both communism and socialism are near opposites of capitalism.

To truly lift up the poor, who will always be with us, as much as can be done in our fallen state, the society that has best done this has operated on the principle of free markets. A free market allows the free flow of goods and services. When the government takes over the means of production, free flow of goods and services is one of the first things to slow down. Read “Ten Hayekian Insights for Trying Economic Times” by Bruce Caldwell.

Only a small amount of research proves that Bernie Sanders Facebook page illustration is disingenuous, to say the least.

Most people care about their fellow-man and will help others. We will find many Republicans and Democrats who care. It is political propaganda to say that the people of either party does not care for others.

Here is an interesting and insightful piece written by Tom Watson that explains it pretty well.

“We found that while both Republicans and Democrats tend to equally value justice and caring for the vulnerable, Republicans place a much higher value on issues of purity and respect for authority,” said Karen Page Winterich, study co-author and assistant professor of marketing at Pennsylvania State University. “Given these differences, Republicans are more inclined to donate to a charity when these values of purity and respect are met, whereas Democrats are more inclined to donate when the emphasis is purely on equality or protection rather than respect or purity.”



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Dr. Carson effectively causes ABC moderator to change the subject…

Dr. Ben Carson appeared on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, September 27, 2015. He was questioned directly concerning his statement that he would not advocate a Muslim in the White House. He willingly discussed the topic and so did the moderator UNTIL Dr. Carson made the following statements. The moderator then interrupted him to change the subject. :)

“What I would like for someone to show me is an approved Islamic text that opposes Sharia. If you can show me that, I will begin to alter my thinking on this. But right now, when you have something that’s against the rights of women, against the rights of gays, subjugates other religions, and a host of things that aren’t compatible with our constitution, why in fact would you take that chance?”

At this point, instead of responding to Dr. Carson’s question, the moderator felt the need to move on to another subject.

Dr Carson, a man who answers with wisdom and courage, is pictured here with his mother.

I wonder. How many people who are reading this, who know and understand what Sharia Law is all about, actually agree with Dr. Carson?

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Pope Francis’ Top Ten Tips for Happiness Compared to Jesus’ Top Ten

Someone listed Pope Francis’ top ten tips for happiness on the ‘net’. The Pope’s top ten tips for happiness are all things that he considers important, and they are certainly all good ideas. Are they all biblical? I began to wonder, “How do they match up with Jesus’ teachings?”

To see how Pope Francis’ top ten tips for happiness match up with the teachings of the Son of God, check out Pope Issues Top Ten Tips for Happiness.

Here is the Pope’s list in abbreviated form:

  • l “Live and let live. “
  • 2 “Be giving of yourself to others.”
  • 3 “Proceed calmly” in life.
  • 4  A healthy sense of leisure. The Pope said “consumerism has brought us anxiety”…
  • 5 Sundays should be holidays. “Sunday is for family.”
  • 6 Find innovative ways to create dignified jobs for young people.
  • 7 Respect and take care of nature. Environmental degradation “is one of the biggest challenges we have,”
  • 8 Stop being negative.  “Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.”
  • 9 Don’t proselytise; respect others’ beliefs.
  • 10 Work for peace. “We are living in a time of many wars,”…

Jesus taught in Matthew chapter five that we can be blessed under certain conditions. When we are blessed, we will be happy regardless of the circumstances of the moment.

Jesus’ first teaching was that we are blessed  if we are poor in spirit because then we belong to the kingdom of heaven.

  • 1 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus taught that to be truly blessed or happy, we must first mourn because then we will be comforted.

  • 2 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

He taught that doing the thing that leads to the inheritance of the earth will make us happy. What is that quality? Meekness – displaying meekness in our lives leads us to this goal.

  • 3 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Jesus also taught that to enjoy a life of satisfaction, we must be filled with righteousness.

  • 4 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

To be happy or blessed, we are going to need mercy. Those who are merciful will receive mercy.

  • 5 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Real blessedness will be experienced by those who see God. It will happen to those who are pure in heart, so we are blessed when our hearts are pure.

  • 6 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Living as peacemakers will bring us a state of happiness.

  • 7 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Taking a stand for right, brings blessings and happiness and ultimately the kingdom of heaven. We all know that this may not be the popular thing to do many times.

  • 8 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Number 9 on Jesus list was an attitude that He knows will bring blessings. The attitude of being happy and rejoicing when we are falsely accused because we follow Him.

  • 9 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Number 10 might be listed as an attitude of rejoicing.

  • 10 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

The lists are very different except for the idea of peace. Jesus, in few a words, tells us how to achieve peace. Pope Francis agrees that peace is the best way.

My choice is to go with Jesus, who also said:

“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7

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When messaging collides with science: The ‘Hottest Year Ever’ Inside a Global Warming ‘Pause’?


If only more people would read this blog and follow the link:

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Excerpt  from a story by statistician William M. Briggs


There are two stories floating around about the state of the earth’s atmosphere. Both are believed true by government-funded scientists and the environmentally minded. The situation is curious because the stories don’t mesh. Yet, as I said, both are believed. Worse, neither is true.

Story number one is that this year will be the hottest ever. And number two is that the reason it is not hot is because “natural variation” has masked or stalled man-caused global warming.

Which is it? Either it’s hotter than ever or it isn’t. If it is, then (it is implied) man-caused global warming has not “paused.” If it isn’t, if man-caused global warming has “paused,” then it is not growing hotter.

There are two things to keep straight: (1) why these divergent contentions are believed, and (2) why they are incompatible and individually false…

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Dr. Carson’s answers…

If you haven’t visited Dr. Carson’s facebook page, you may have missed seeing his complete statement.

Notice that Dr. Carson did not say that a Muslim should not run for presidency. He said he would not advocate that person be elected. Below is the heart of his message, which makes sense and I agree completely! Visit the site for the entire statement.

“I could never support a candidate for President of the United States that was Muslim and had not renounced the central tenet of Islam: Sharia Law.

Those Republicans that take issue with my position are amazing. Under Islamic Law, homosexuals – men and women alike – must be killed. Women must be subservient. And people following other religions must be killed.

I know that there are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenants are fully renounced…I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President.

…I also can’t advocate supporting Hillary Clinton either by the way.

There were many questions about this and I wanted everyone to know exactly where I stand.”

I believe the vast majority of the American people agree with Dr. Carson in their hearts. If you haven’t gone to the page and clicked ‘like’, it wouldn’t hurt to do so. Also, if every one of the over 3,000,000 people who like the page sent a small donation, he could raise well over $3 million in one day.

Carly Fiorina lost my vote for sure yesterday on Jimmy Fallon’s show.

Sharia Law is not compatible with the U.S. Constitution. A Muslim would have to renounce his religion to support the Constitution. If she had added, “I would be okay with a Muslim running for president”, which is actually what Carson said, that would be different, but she didn’t say that. I thought she would make a good president until I heard what she said on this one issue.


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Encourage Dr. Ben Carson to Remain in the Race

Sadly there are voices asking Dr. Ben Carson to drop out of the presidential race because of the ‘Meet the Press’ interview. If you, as I, think he answered correctly and was not intending to offend Muslims, but rather was stating what is known by most Americans, you can write to him and encourage him to remain in this race. We need men of his character and courage! The headline is incorrect that ‘The Guardian’ ran on this story! He has said that if a Muslim were to denounce Sharia Law, perhaps they could qualify for the presidency, however, he isn’t backing down from his original statements.

If you would like to encourage Dr. Carson to remain in the presidential race, you could write to him here: ASK BEN

I hope many choose to write to Dr. Carson with a positive comment and encouragement!


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Is it fair to single out Dr. Ben Carson to ask about the Presidency and Islam?

Why is Dr. Ben Carson being singled out for questioning about whether being a Muslim should prevent someone from becoming president?

Is this fair? I do not think so.

I wonder how most Americans feel given the fact that Muslims are by their faith required to uphold Sharia Law which is far from being Constitutional.

Dr. Carson is very reasonable and courageous.

Will you speak out for Dr. Carson and support him because of his courage to say what needed to be said?

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