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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Fighting back against a biased, political media

Media has a great deal of power. With mass-media, our founding fathers who wrote the Constitution of the United States could not have foreseen how our nation would be affected. When they carved a government ‘of the people, by the people, and for the people’ there was no way they could have envisioned the media as it is today.

Media has the power to bend the minds of Americans. Two examples are readily observable in what occurred over the week-end and how the media covered the events. One is the shooting in Colorado Springs, CO and the other is Dr. Carson’s return to the states from Jordan where he visited the Syrian refugee camps.

Dr. Carson gave an insightful interview on ABC’s, ‘This Week’ where he touched on both events.

With a media that is both unscrupulous and political here is what can happen. Dr. Ben Carson made the following statements in this public interview after the Colorado Springs shootings:

RADDATZ: Dr. Carson, the Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain Vicki Cowart said that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country.

Do you agree with that?

CARSON: Unfortunately, there’s a lot of extremism coming from all areas. It’s one of the biggest problems that I think is threatening to — to tear our country apart. We — we get into our separate corners and we hate each other, we want to destroy those with whom we disagree.

It comes from both sides. So, you know, there is — there is no saint here in this — in this equation.

But what we really have to start asking ourselves is what can we do as a nation to rectify this situation?

How can we begin to engage in rational discussion?

You know, all you have to do is go to the — an article on the Internet and go to the comments section, you don’t get five comments down before people start calling each other names and acting like idiots, you know.

A biased, political media has done two things. 1.) They have used the Colorado Springs shootings to attack pro-life people and accuse them of being responsible for the actions of one deranged man. 2.) They have taken Dr. Carson’s words, spoken to heal, and attempted to hurt him politically.

Why do I say media is biased? For one thing, when “Black Lives Matter” marched and chanted “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” they were not subsequently accused of causing the shooting deaths of many of our police officers around the nation.

Americans and America deserves better. We must take the time to learn the truth. I am glad I found the complete interview on Youtube and listened to all Dr. Carson had to say. Otherwise, the sound-bites and spin that has been given to these two events would have caused me to have a much different impression of the events and of the man. Please listen to the entire interview.

We must return to a government of the people, by the people and most of all, FOR the people. The best way to do this, in my opinion, is to refuse to allow media to choose our leaders. That means we must educate ourselves and think independently.

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Garrett Swasey’s Christian testimony in Colorado Springs

Garrett Swasey has left a loving family who is grieving. He has left a church family who will miss him. He has left a legacy.

His pastor said it best, as reported by Fox News:

“He might not be in alignment with the abortion industry, but he’d be willing to go in and lay down his life for those people, and that’s just the testimony to me of the kind of man that he is. Not just courageous, but Christlike,” said church co-pastor Scott Dontanville.

“He would want us to forgive this man (the gunman) and to go on with our lives,” Dontanville said.

Brother Garrett Swasey is now at home with the Lord and will be reunited with his wife and children someday. This is according to 2 Corinthians 5:8 and we know the Bible is true. God has given us this testimony: :

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Isaiah 40:8

we are [as I was saying] of good courage and confident hope, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. (amp. Bible) 2 Corinthians 5:8

Garrett Swasey, thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

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Dr. Ben Carson’s wise decision to visit Syrian refugees

In order to better understand the Syrian crises Dr. Ben Carson did what few have done. He traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees. He should receive praise for doing this!

Dr. Carson has not been praised by the media. In fact, those on the far left chose to report the event, but only with the headlines of a one-liner they believed would hurt his candidacy.  CNN jumped on the far-left band-wagon. Rather than give Dr. Carson praise for visiting Syrian refugees and examining the situation up-close, they use a video showing one line from a speech by Dr. Carson and use this caption: Ben Carson likens some refugees to ‘rabid dogs’ (which of course was never Dr. Carson’s intent).

MSN gave a neutral report as did some other media outlets.

Dr. Carson’s trip is not a missionary trip, as far as I know, but perhaps he realizes, as I do, that the perfect solution to the Syrian refugee crises would be to help these people find their way out of the darkness and into the light of Christ.

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Even though it isn’t a missionary trip, I appreciate a man who cares for the American people, but also cares for the Syrian refugees enough to talk a closer look at the situation.

Carson is the most caring, honest, intelligent, level-headed candidate in the presidential race and it will be such a lose to our country if the haters are able to destroy this man or his candidacy.

The retired pediatric neurosurgeon is also bringing soccer balls and Beanie Babies for children in the camp and visiting a women’s and girl’s center, according to the Times. Carson told the Times it’s best to have “firsthand knowledge” of a situation.

Please pray for Dr. Ben Carson.


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Mainstream media is beginning to sound like Fox News

Obama, speaking of the ISIS threat says, “…media needs to help in this…”

This week, when I heard what Barack Obama had to say concerning the role of media and the reporting of terrorist attacks by radical Islamic terrorist, I had no idea why he said this or really what he was thinking.  Later, it became clear. Here is the quote:

“The media needs to help in this, I just want to say. You know, during the course of this week — a very difficult week — it is understandable that this has been a primary focus. But one of the things that has to happen is how we report on this has to maintain perspective and not empower in any way these terrorist organizations or elevate them in ways that make it easier for them to recruit or make them stronger.” Barack Obama

Do you wonder, how can media, by reporting what is happening, further empower terrorist who are already terrorizing multiple countries in the Middle East and Europe?

Here is what I think the POTUS really wanted to say to the media.”Stop reporting on terrorism. It is destroying my narrative that we have contained ISIL!”

Up until now, Fox News has been the only media source who has complained that Obama will not use the words ‘radical Islamic terrorists.’ Fox will use the words ‘war’ and ‘ISIS’ in the same sentence. Fox News has called him out time and again when he continues to insist that the group he calls ISIL is a contained group.

The recent attacks against France, Russia, Belgium, Africa, and the continued attacks in Syria have changed the scenario. The New York Times has now reported that ISIS has attacked around the world. France has declared they are at war with ISIS. All news agencies are beginning to sound more like Fox News. Our nation is in danger and those who have acted as President Obama’s lap-dogs until now are beginning to awaken and realize that this is not a time to play politics and that if we are not at war already, we are certainly on the verge of war.

It is sad that our president is more concerned with his narrative than with protecting our nation or Christians around the world and that he is more concerned with doing what Rahm Emmanuel has done, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” I see him doing this when he uses the horrible attacks by ISIS to push his global warming agenda.


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Why should Christians participate in celebrating Thanksgiving Day?

Born again Christians celebrate Thanksgiving for a number of reasons. Here are a few along with the true history of this national holiday. While the Pilgrims had begun the custom, it was not established as a national holiday until 1863.

  • Thanksgiving is not a pagan holiday (see below).
  • On the first Thanksgiving in 1622, Pilgrims gave thanks to God as we see in an excerpt from this letter: “Our corn [i.e. wheat] did prove well, and God be praised, we had a good increase of Indian corn, and our barley indifferent good, but our peas not worth the gathering, for we feared they were too late sown…”
  • The Bible teaches that we are to give thanks to God. Ephesians 5:4, Colossians 2:7, Isaiah 51:3, Psalm 50:14
  • Jesus celebrated the holidays that were customs during His lifetime.

Thanksgiving is a national holiday due to the efforts of a woman named Sarah Hale.

Sarah Hale was the editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book and the author of the children’s poem, “Mary Had A Little Lamb.”

She promoted the idea of Thanksgiving as a national holiday to unify the nation in the time of the Civil War and wrote about the proposal in her magazine.

 She lobbied President Lincoln to issue a proclamation of the day as a national holiday. The letter is on-file in The Library of Congress and is on-line for those interested in reading.




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What can be done to help Syrian refugees?

Should bringing Syrian refugees to the USA be a political issue or is it an issue Christians need to correct?

Our president has taken this oath: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

It is the constitution that provides and protects our liberties. Therefore, when the president protects it, he protects us and this is his sworn duty and his moral obligation.

Citizens have a moral obligation as well. Despite what Barack Obama has said to the contrary, I believe that we are a Christian nation and as such we have an obligation to others. We must, therefore, decide what our obligation is to the Syrian refugees.

Christ teaches us to love our enemies and pray for those who mistreat us. We are to show Christian compassion and to care for orphans and widows. We have an obligation to fellow Americans as well as to the Syrians, and particularly, the refugees.

Here is the question: Does our obligation to protect our home and neighbors outweigh our obligation to care for the homeless refugees? We know that with the refugees we are likely to allow terrorists to enter our country. Also, we have certainly not fulfilled our obligation to hundreds of thousands of our own who are homeless in the USA, so when liberal politicians use the Christian compassion argument, it does ring quite hollow.

As true Christians, however, we do not answer to liberal politicians. We must answer to our Creator God.

After much thought and prayer, my opinion, for what it is worth, is that the president has come down on the wrong side of the issue and that some Christians have as well.

Our president should attempt to end the reign of terror in Syria and the Middle East and to relocate the Syrians within their own homeland. This would be keeping his oath of office and helping Syrians at the same time. The issue would not have become a political issue and the nation would be behind him if he had acted when the first Christians there were beheaded.

Because he has not done this and will not do this, Christians should speak up at this time and volunteer to help these refugees. We must view them as who they are; people for whom Christ died. Reaching Syrians for Christ is the most effective way to end Jihad in Syria and reaching Muslims for Christ is the only way to actually end the crises in the Middle East. At this point, bringing them here may be the only answer, however, there is one other way to help. Samaritan’s Purse has been helping for some time. A gift to that organization can go a long way:

Since the days of the Exodus, people in the Middle East have often had to flee from tyrants. Today, ISIS death squads have driven thousands of Christians, Yazidis, and others into refugee camps or into Europe, where they face the likelihood that they will never return home. Your gift of $125 can help us provide a displaced family in the Middle East or elsewhere with a heater, food parcels, or other vital assistance. After all these refugees have lost, we want to help them find eternal hope in Jesus Christ and someday rejoice like the Israelites: “The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation” (Exodus 15:2).

Perhaps at Christmas this year, rather than buying gifts no one needs, we could all contribute to Syrian refugee relief.

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Dr. Ben Carson defeats Hillary Clinton according to Quinnipiac poll 52-38

Our news media continues to downplay the success of Dr. Ben Carson. Those on the left are downright hateful in their attacks against this distinguished surgeon.

Neither, however, can take away from the tremendous grassroot’s support for his candidacy!

My thinking is that Dr. Carson’s success has come because he has taken the advice of Albert Einstein:

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” Albert Einstein

Time given to reading the words of Dr. Carson is time well spent and helps one see the value found in his wisdom.

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“There is no question that the United States…helped rebuild nations ravaged by wars in which we took part and we have refused to confiscate oil, minerals, and other treasures found in nations we have helped or defeated…In America, we have a proud history of accomplishment and of helping to save the world from tyranny…If most of the people in the country believe that America is generally fair and decent, it becomes more difficult for Saul Alinsky types to recruit change agents and for those on the Far Left to undermine our Constitution. Hence the constant bad-mouthing of our nation to impressionable young people, preparing them to be ripe for manipulation at the appropriate time. In the recent past, the Occupy Wall Street movement which was replicated in many parts of the country, shows how easily physically destructive actions that compromise the rights and property of others can be incited in those who have been educated this way and also have an entitlement mentality.” Ben Carson, ONE NATION pgs 39-40

Perhaps Dr. Carson learned the secret described by Henry Ford:

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” Henry Ford

It is also possible that just as Queen Esther was told:

“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

Dr. Carson may realize that he is here for such a time as this.

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