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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Media Controls Our News in an Attempt to Shape Our Future


Saturday, October 23, 2016 Donald Trump spoke at Gettysburg.

During his speech Mr. Trump made a pledge to America. Below are links to the pledge as well as video of the speech. The pledge lists 28 things Donald Trump promises to do during his first 100 days in office.

Would you think this pledge to be a news-worthy event?

What Trump Just Pledged to America Will Shake the World to Its Knees

Because of the unusual nature of the pledge and because Trump promises to do these things the first 100 days of his presidency, one would think this would not only be news-worthy, but that it would dominate the news.

Yet, here is how the story looked on the front page of the liberal/progressive Chattanooga Times Free Press:

At Gettysburg Trump Vows to Sue Female Accusers

The Chattanooga paper isn’t alone. All liberal media seem to focus on Trump’s promise to sue the women who have accused him and exclude or minimize the 28 things he will do for our country.

Perhaps you will take time to listen to the speech:

If you cannot listen to the 40 minute speech, will you read the list of items Trump pledges to accomplish his first 100 days in office?

Go to “Contract with the American Voter” to read the 28 policies detailed by Trump.


Personally, I think if every innocent man would sue those who decide to “come forward” days before an election this might discourage many people from attempting to destroy someone’s character for political purposes.

I did not support or vote for Trump in the primary process, but he is one of the people selected and I truly believe that he deserves fair coverage by the press.


Many in the media say Christians should not vote in this election. I have reached the conclusion that I should vote. Christians prayed for God’s will to be done during the primary process. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the candidates who were chosen and they are our two choices. Each candidate has aligned with a platform. I am voting for the  candidate who aligns with the platform with which I agree. That means I must vote for Donald Trump. If he does not follow through with what he promises, he will have to give an account to the Lord God. I will not be held accountable for what Trump does or doesn’t do. On the other hand, if I knowingly vote for someone who promises to do ungodly things and who supports things God calls abominable, then I will be held accountable when these things are done. Non-Christians certainly have no qualms about voting. I believe Christians should vote as well.


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Do you remember when….

I remember when, not too long ago, people from both parties organized a grassroot’s movement to attempt to end corruption in government and to take power out of the hands of the establishment and return it to the people.

If you listen to the video below, you will hear  a political candidate express many of the same goals as those early members of the grassroot’s movement expressed.

The grassroot’s movement was known as the Tea Party and was mildly successful during its inception, but has since lost most of its political clout. The members became either disillusioned or defeated once the establishment organized against them, began to infiltrate the group, and began to make accusations of racism and extremism.

The truth is, the average American wasn’t and isn’t prepared to fight the power of the establishment. Some became confused, some believed that the movement was racist because of actions by those who infiltrated the membership. Others felt hopeless and tired.

We are now seeing similar attacks and what happens when a presidential candidate takes on the establishment. The question is, “Will America be able to stand with him or has the establishment become too powerful to be stopped?”

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How political appointments to SCOTUS change America…

One may or may not agree with the statement below:

How much of this statement is true?

Certainly one part of the statement is true! If Hillary Clinton is elected, the country’s chance to have a Supreme Court that values the Constitution….is gone!

Hillary doesn’t actually deny this. She wants a political court that will rule according to her ideology. This is no secret, but does this mean our Constitutional rights are under attack and that genuine liberty and self-government will be gone forever if she gets into office?

We can’t know that freedom will be gone forever. But our dependence upon the document that guaranteed our freedoms up to now, that will be gone and that is dangerous!

Once a person is elected who has announced they want a politically active court, will the court ever again (if indeed it ever was) be an equal branch of our government? That answer is “No.” A political court becomes a powerful tool of the executive branch. This is precisely why many Constitutionalists believe the integrity of the SCOTUS should be preserved!

The problem we face is that most of our electorate have not been taught and have no idea what losing the integrity of the Supreme Court will mean to future generations or the danger it poses to liberty  and justice for the citizenry.

Jefferson was right when he said:

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”
― Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

Can real education happen when progressive ideology is taught as good and right in our government schools and conservative ideology is demonized? I say it cannot. I am not saying progressive thought teaches oppression. I am saying that when a political group wants their ideology to be accepted so desperately they are willing to bend the minds of the children to accomplish it, education has ended and indoctrination has begun. This is dangerous and results in a populous who will not understand the cost or value of maintaining a free government with checks and balances to power. Even Clinton doesn’t understand it, or perhaps she doesn’t care.


Constitutional Conservatism – A Return to Sanity

Universities are Growing Liberal – Bias is Documented

The Progressive Movement and the Transformation of American Politics


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How to walk upright in a world that is up-side-down…

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I have been feeling that I am not in sync with the world. It is easy for me to know intellectually and even tell others not to be alarmed when feeling this way. Still, I am sometimes alarmed and sometimes depressed.

Since the days of the early church, Christians and the world have been distinctly different from one another. I know this, so why do I feel depressed and alone?

During the formation of the church, the Christians were the ones accused of turning the world up-side-down.  Speaking of Paul and some of the apostles we read in Acts 17:

1 When they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. 2 As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbaths he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Christ,” he declared. 4 Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large number of God-fearing Greeks and quite a few leading women.

5 The Jews, however, became jealous. So they brought in some troublemakers from the marketplace, formed a mob, and sent the city into an uproar. They raided Jason’s house in search of Paul and Silas, hoping to bring them out to the people. 6But when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some other brothers before the city officials, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have now come here, 7 and Jason has welcomed them into his home. They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying there is another king, named Jesus!”

8 On hearing this, the crowd and city officials were greatly disturbed. 9 And after they had collected bond from Jason and the others, they released them.

We see that the message of Christ was not readily accepted in the Roman world. Also, I notice that some of the same characteristics that mark non-believers today were true then, yet some believed. At that time, when Paul reasoned with them showing them from the scriptures concerning Jesus, “Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large number of God-fearing Greeks and quite a few leading women.

I notice who gave trouble in those days – the Jews. The very people who knew the scriptures, or should have known, but their eyes were blinded. The Jews became jealous and “brought in troublemakers’, caused a riot or uproar, and raided the home of Jason looking for Paul, and not because they wanted to award him a good conduct medal. I suspect, if they had owned buses, they would have bused in demonstrators.🙂 Just as the Jews, who should have cared about God and who were looking for the Messiah, hated the early Christians, I am finding Americans who once cared about the Bible and claimed to believe in Christ no longer love born-again believers. Who is turning against believers today?  Is it not those who know the teachings of Christ and the Bible? Within America we find those “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power?” Today, outside of America, many who haven’t heard are converted, but few within America are being saved and Christians who take a stand are often ridiculed or demonized.

Many have warned that we are one generation away from a population who doesn’t know the Lord God, who doesn’t trust Christ as Lord, and who begins to believe that those who worship God are despicable and deserve persecution.

Look at the history of Nazi Germany. Most could not believe that a man would do what Adolf Hitler did. Most had no idea they were in danger until it was too late. Consider the fate:

…of pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Nazi Germany who served in the nation that gradually went from a sophisticated, Christian country to a place that persecuted Jews and Christians fighting for freedom from Hitler’s totalitarian regime. Bonhoeffer chose to speak out during the beginning of the rise of the Nazi party and eventually lost his life when things in the country drastically changed in just 10 years’ time.

“The idea of Jews and Christians being not just persecuted, but put to death like Bonhoeffer himself was, was unfathomable,” he said. “You wonder sometimes well why didn’t the Jews see this and move? It was unfathomable to them that in a country like [Germany] that could happen. Same thing here, you think it’s just impossible for that to happen in America…

Yet, if you look around you will notice that the world is truly up-side-down. People often argue that right is wrong and that wrong is right. Media will condemn a person for a small offense while overlooking gross wickedness. People have little or no ability to discern. Jesus called it ‘straining out a gnat while swallowing a camel.’ (You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
Matthew 23:24)

I must recognize it can and is happening in America, yet not lose hope or joy.

Our schools have effectively taught several generations humanism while church attendance has dwindled.

So how should Christians who remain walk?

I need to be sure that I do not just have a form of godliness. Also I must:

15 Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the SpiritEphesians 5

I think, for myself, and all Christians, it comes down to how we spend our time. If we spend time living holy lives as Christians should and seeking the will of God, the Spirit will lead us and show us how to walk up-rightly in a world that feels up-side-down. For me, I need to spend more time listening to the Lord and less time listening to worldly reports.

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How should American’s vote in November?

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Americans face one hard decision in November. Both candidates have character flaws and both candidates are unpopular.

How should one vote?

Most of us have spent much time thinking about this. Some have prayed and probably many watched the debates. I have done all three and I think I have found three things that we all need to consider.

  1.  The most important thing that will happen during the next four years will be the Supreme Court nominations. During the debate of October 09, 2016, each candidate answered the question, “How will you choose a Supreme Court nominee?” Mrs. Clinton made it very clear that she will make a political appointment and appoint someone who has a liberal/progressive point of view. Mr. Trump announced that he will appoint someone who will uphold the U.S. Constitution.
  2. Each candidate is becoming someone more like who they will be as president during this campaign. One is becoming more accomplished as a politician and one is becoming more humble as a person. This seems important to me. As one Jewish leader put it: “God could do more with Samson, than He could with Jezebel.”
  3. Both candidates are wealthy, but received their wealth in very different ways. Hillary Clinton became rich while ‘serving’ in public office. Donald Trump became rich by working and investing in the private sector.

I have made my determination and I pray that God will have mercy on the United States, because we certainly need God’s mercy and grace in our country. Also, may we vote to have mercy on the unborn in America!

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Transcript of what the candidates said they will do in regard to selecting a Supreme Court Justice.

Miller: Good evening. Perhaps the most important aspect of this election is the Supreme Court justice. What would you prioritize as the most important aspect of selecting a Supreme Court justice?

Raddatz: We begin with your two minutes, Secretary Clinton.

Clinton: Thank you. You are right. This is one of the most important issues in this election. I want to appoint Supreme Court justices who understand the way the world really works, who have real life experience. Who have not just been in a big law firm and maybe clerked for a judge and then gotten on the bench, but maybe they tried more cases. Actually understand what people are up against. Because I think the current court has gone in the wrong direction. I would want to see the Supreme Court reverse Citizens United and get dark unaccountable money out of our politics. Donald doesn’t agree with that. I would like the Supreme Court to understand that voting rights are a big problem in many parts of the country. That we don’t do always do everything we can to make it possible for people of color and older people and young people to be able to exercise their franchise. I want a Supreme Court that will stick with Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose, and I want a Supreme Court that will stick with marriage equality. Now, Donald put forth of the names of people he would consider. And among the ones that he has suggested are people who would reverse Roe v. Wade and reverse marriage equality. I think that would would be a terrible mistake and take us backwards. I want a Supreme Court that doesn’t always side with corporate interests. I want a Supreme Court that understands because you are wealthy and you can give more money to something doesn’t mean you have more rights or should have any more rights than anything else. So I have clear views about what I want to see to change the balance on the Supreme Court and I regret deeply that the senate has not done its job and they have not permitted a vote on the person that President Obama, a highly qualified person. They have not given him a vote to be able to have the full complement of nine Supreme Court justices. I think that was a dereliction of duty. I hope they will see their way to doing it, but if I am so fortunate as to be president, I will immediately move to make sure that we fill that. We have nine justices and that they get to work on behalf of our people.

Raddatz: Secretary Clinton. Thank you. You are out of time. Mr. Trump?

Trump: Justice Scalia, great judge, died recently and we have a vacancy. I am looking to appoint judges very much in the mold of justice Scalia. I am looking for judges and have actually picked 20 of them. So that people would say: Highly respected. Highly thought of and actually very beautifully reviewed by just about everybody. But people that will respect the Constitution of the United States. And I think that this is so important. Also, the Second Amendment which is totally under siege by people like Hillary Clinton. They’ll respect the second amendment and what it stands for and what it represents.

Now, Hillary mentioned contributions. Just so you could, I will have in my race more than $100 million put in of my money. Meaning, I’m not taking all of this big money from all of these corporations like she is doing. What I ask is this: so I am putting in… by the time it’s finished, I’ll have more than 100 million dollars invested. Pretty much self-funding mine. We’re raising money for the Republican party and we’re doing tremendously on the small donations. $61 average or so.

I ask Hillary: why doesn’t she make $250,000 by being in office? She used the power of her office to make a lot of money. Why isn’t she funding.. Not for a hundred million, why don’t you put 10 or 20 or 25 or $30 million into your campaign. It’s $30 million less for special interests that will tell the you exactly what to do and it would really be a nice sign to the American public. Why aren’t you putting some money in? You have a lot of it. You made a lot of it because of the fact that you’ve been in office. You made a lot while you were secretary of state, actually. So why aren’t you putting your own money into your campaign, just curious?

Raddatz: We will get on to one more question.

Clinton: The question was about the supreme court. I respect the second amendment, but I believe there should be background checks and we should close the gun show loophole and close the online loophole…

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What manner of man is this?

And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:37-39

Jesus Christ is able to calm storms even today!

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