Category: Current Affairs

The Fallen Mystique of Baseball

mickey-mantle-roger-maris-signed-photo-bb32eI was recently watching a baseball related movie called “61” about the home run race between Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris in 1961.  They both had a chance to break Babe Ruth’s all time home run record of 60. When Roger Maris hit his 61st homerun on the last day of the season only a small crowd was present in his home stadium and there was little fanfare, including leading up the game. The movie then reverted to when Mark McGwire hit his 62nd homerun in 1998 to break Maris’ record.  There was much hype leading up to the event and the game was delayed for a long time for congratulation and ceremony.

I could not help reflecting

Differences in Felt Needs

11b59d9ad3e3f3279ffaf540b64bc0b5I have several married friends where the husband has recently retired and the wife continues to work.  I’m currently in that situation, as I was required to take early retirement, so I’m really rather young, good-looking, wise beyond my years, humorous,  and possess a vivid imagination – Ha-Ha, just kidding about all that, except retirement.  However,  I think I’ve noticed some characteristics that God means for our good and which the enemy twists to cause oppression.

Women generally have a higher need for security than men. Men generally have a higher need for affirmation and purpose or identity which is often derived, in part, from their occupation.  I refer to these “needs” as felt needs because God

Inclusion Misinterpreted

imagesDictionaries define inclusion as the act or state of being included in a group or substance. It appears that this definition violates the rule that a word should not be defined using a variation of the word; thus some have redefined it for their own political advantage.  They use it in connection with their attempt to increase their power through division of American society by promoting and creating new and emerging “minority” groups. Inclusion is the banner and battle cry for these insignificant groups, (they use “minority” to suggest…

Liar! Do Not Listen

 

media_bias“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20).

“A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.” (Proverbs 17:4).

“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires.  He was a murderer…

The Perversion of Homosexuality

imagesAlthough the Supreme Court may have sanctioned homosexual marriage, the Bible is clear that it is a perversion of God’s way.  Romans 1 states that God delivers homosexuals over to a reprobate mind to do what is morally wrong.  Despite the fact that God has planted evidence of himself and knowledge of what is right and wrong in the very nature of man by reason and moral law the homosexual suppresses the truth…

Outstanding Hypocrisy

neh9-2Chicago’s Governor announced recently that his city’s law enforcement officers would not enforce federal Immigration laws.  Other cities in California had previously refused to recognize federal Immigration law, proclaiming themselves cities of refuge.  This rebellion has a historical precedent, in Civil war times.  The southern States believed the constitution left matters that were not specifically addressed in the Constitution to the states.  When compelled to follow certain federal law, considered unauthorized specifically by the constitution, South Carolina seceded…

Before the Bible Was Banned

0625-waggoner-schoolprayer-550x358American education from its beginning incorporated the greatest selling, most popular, and singularly most unique book of all time, the Bible, in its curriculum.  American education began in the churches and synagogues.  Later it was essentially taken over by state and local governments, with the federal government currently making an attempt to take over.  However, even then the Bible was still used in teaching many subjects, such as reading, history, literature, etc.  The early world history contained in the Bible…

America’s Greatness

 

foundingfathersAmerica has been a great nation as one of the “Super powers” and due to its wealth and influence.  However, what is really virtuous in America’s History?  America was started from a desire for freedom, religious freedom, freedom to practice Christianity.  There were other reasons behind the actual rebellion from the English King and the English state religion, but these had their roots in both freedom and independent Christian practice.  America assisted Europe…

Horrible Evils

37108_all_004_01-nephiteThere are many evils in our society such as murder, crimes of all sorts, injustice in our courts, corruption in our government, despicable personal acts.  These are seemingly on the rise, but they have been around at certain levels for all our national history.  Recently I’ve seen a wickedness that is disturbing on an entirely different level; parents are  causing dire suffering to their own children, they take their food stamp money, sell it, to buy who knows what, and leave the children hungry and without food.   They also, disregard their children and let their teeth rot out.  I know this factually as churches supply food for hundreds of children in the local city who…