This past week Nelson Mandela passed. Our Resident chief decided that this called for lowering America’s flags to half mast. It is important to realize that Nelson Mandela was a member of the ANC (African National Congress) a group known for its terrorist activities. In fact the ANC and Nelson Mandela were placed on a terrorist watch group list by President Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in the 1980’s. In fact they were only removed in 2008 by the Obama Administration. Thousands of blacks were murdered by the ANC. One of their signature methods was to fill a tire with gasoline, tie the victims arms and legs and place it around their neck. Then to bring the family out of the house and set the tire on fire while the victims still had it placed around their necks. How humanitarian, right? What a peaceful and wonderful person to order such things. Then in the light of the fire they would rape the women and kill the male children. Surely this deserves to have the flags of America lowered an honor previously deferred for men of honor who were true Americans. Did I mention that the ANC’s greatest allies were the South African Communist Party? They were funded by the former Soviet Union. This of course would explian the residents sincerely touching remarks that he patterned himself after Mandela and drew inspiration from him. Yes our communist president is following the blue prints of the likes of Hitler, Mussolini, Castro and Mandela. If you would like more information on this click on these links:
On the first half of the program today I will be discussing this issue and the slight given to Margaret Thatcher by Obama due to her anti Communist beliefs. Also I want to discuss the absolute need to understand that as dark as the news maybe, our responsibility is not to focus on the evil for the purpose of exalting it or creating fear. Our responsibility is to tell others how great and mighty and powerful our God is and the resurrection power of Jesus Christ to bring about real change and transformation.
On the second half of the program I will continue the segment on the attacks on our religious freedoms and the effects those are having on our nation with a member of the Liberty Institute law group. Michael Barry will return to the program. Michael Berry, Esq., joined Liberty Institute in 2013 after serving for seven years as an attorney with the U.S. Marine Corps. From 2009 until 2013, Mr. Berry served as an Appellate Defense Attorney in which he argued numerous cases before various federal appeals courts and traveled across the country to teach appellate advocacy to junior attorneys. He was also invited to serve as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the United States Naval Academy.
In 2008, Mr. Berry was selected for a high-profile combat deployment to Afghanistan, where he served as a subject-matter expert on complex legal matters of multi-national significance.
Berry earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1999. He attended law school at The Ohio State University, graduating in 2005. During law school, he served as president of the Ohio State student chapter of the Christian Legal Society. He is also a Blackstone Fellow, Class of 2003.
Berry is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals.
Michael will be discussing the on going attacks against celebrating Christmas in public squares and in public schools.
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I am reminded of Matthew 10.
Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth , and commanded them, saying , Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go , preach , saying , The kingdom of heaven is at hand . 8 Heal the sick , cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received , freely give . 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter , enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence . 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. 16 Behold , I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up , take no thought how or what ye shall speak : for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak . 20 For it is not ye that speak , but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death . 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved . 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come . 24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered , that shall not be revealed ; and hid, that shall not be known . 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing ? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered . 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men , him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. 40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
We could probably spend months just dissecting this scripture. But this remember, Jesus said we would be rejected for His names sake. When one encounters Jesus they must make a decision. God is so much more benign to the human mind because we can rationalize the kind of god we choose to server, but not so with Jesus. Jesus only purpose was to die for sin. Remove sin and you remove the reason for Jesus existence on earth as we know Him. Assume that all paths lead to God and you make God out to be a lunatic. What fool would send His Son to die an unnecessary death? What cruel being would set His only Son up for such atrocious suffering if in fact there were another way. Did not Jesus say, Father if there is any other way please let this cup pass from me. Surely a just God knowing there were many paths to Him would have spared His Son. But he did not spare His Son because there is no other way. Jesus very existence forces us to deal with the nature that we try so hard to hide and so hard to ignore. We wear our facades and we believe that we will never cause anyone any offense if we give them a benign savior who is just nothing but oohy goohy love. We have not the slightest idea what love really is. We assume it to be free of pain, suffering and sell it as some cheap antidote, like a drug addict who attempts to cover his habit with perfume. We wear it and parade about with it, sprinkling a little here and little there. But Jesus is no sprinkle. He demands that we are bathed in His blood. That we recognize the ugliness of our sin and the need for the death of the old man. In other words redemption is an ugly business because it demands we look in the mirror and acknowledge our utterly despicable existence apart from the the saving power, yes, grace of the Father. This will cause offense but as Paul says it is an offense leading to repentance. An offense that would remind us of who we were created to be and thus leading us to the cross if we will but go. So, will my message of warning, chastisement and exhortation offend? Yes likely that it will at some level offend most because that is what happens when you show someone a mirror and the reflection is repulsive. Jesus came to bring a sword. The swords purpose is a surgery and the surgery comes from a Father whose profound love for us defies all logic. God bless you and remember that together we can turn this thing around.