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Thank God for men who still call it like it is!
What this world needs is the Gospel. Without all the fluff, hype and feel-good add-ons that are being preached today. These slick snake-oil salesmen who smile at you and preach something other than the Gospel of Jesus Christ, are paving a guilded Highway to Hell.
People need to be told that they are not OK. We all are depraved sinners who deserve the wrath of God and have no hope in our goodness and justly deserve eternity in hell. Why? Because we are not sinners because we sin… we sin because we are sinners by our very nature. You do not have to teach a child to lie, or to hate, or to steal or to be disobedient. No, these things come naturally. Because we are all sinners we are polluted with sin and anything we touch is polluted as well. Because of this corruption we cannot stand before the Holy , Righteous, Creator God and declare ourselves righteous, justified or worthy based on our own merit. (This is why karma can never work either, because even the good that we can do is tainted and will breed a continual negative spiral.)
So, what are we to do? What hope is there? If it is in this world alone and based on our ability to justify ourselves then we are truly without hope.

But there IS hope. See, God knew that we would be unable to redeem ourselves according to His Holy standard… Perfection, so He already planned for our redemption before He even made the world. He said, “I’ll make the way myself.” So in the fullness of time God the Son came into this world and became the propitiation for our sin before God the Father. He died a substitutionary death for us to pay for our penalty. Why? So that He could then offer us life that He had purchased on our behalf. He paid the penalty we deserve so that He can impute His payment to those who believe on the LORD Jesus Christ. “Believe on the LORD JESUS CHRIST and you shall be saved.”

That is the Gospel. The Good news which declares that you can stand before the Holy, Just, Righteous, Creator God and be declared Justified, not based on your works but beliving on Jesus and His finished work of salvation you can now be declared Justified and Righteous in Christ Jesus.

That is truly Good News!

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This is almost humerous but it rings true what with all the databases out there that have your information. the grocery store has those little VIP Store cards that if you use will allow you to save a percentage on you bill… at the cost of your purchase being added to their database about your buying habits. Not to mention credit card purchases, credit reports, bank statements, HMO records, dentist records, hospital records, military records, police records and the lists go on infinitely, everyday a new list, a new way to catalogue you and your habits. As you read this say hello to the guys and gals in Foggy bottom.

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It is ironic that the very ones who pried open the lid of our Judicial system are the very ones who are now trying to nail it back on.  The natural response to anarchy is totalitarian rule. So it is easy to see how we have gotten to this point from say… the Sixties and Seventies.   Now, it’s hard to see how we can claim to be a democratic republic given we can only choose from only two parties which are running politicians whose image is more important than their character and substance.  There are no more statesmen who hold the best interest of the nation above their own political ambitions.  So, in order for the politicos to retain their power they have to have a victimized society which they can “care” for and pander to.  This is the enevitable result…

Reporting live frome the Village, I’m Number 6.

 

We’re run by the Pentagon, we’re run by Madison Avenue, we’re run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don’t revolt we’ll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche… As long as we go out and buy stuff, we’re at their mercy. We’re at the mercy of the advertiser and of course there are certain things that we need, but a lot of the stuff that is bought is not needed…   We all live in a little Village… Your village may be different from other people’s villages but we are all prisoners.”   Cult TV (UK): “An Interview with Patrick McGoohan”, conducted by Warner Troyer, March 1977

From The Prisoner

“Where am I?”
“In the Village.”
“What do you want?”
“Information.”
“Whose side are you on?”
“That would be telling…. We want information. Information! INFORMATION!”
“You won’t get it.”
“By hook or by crook, we will.”
“Who are you?”
“The new Number Two.” 
“Who is Number One?”
“You are Number Six.”
“I am not a number — I am a free man!”
                                                                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner

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