October Mid-Month Blog Update

 

This is an update on the mid-month October 2020 edition. All new. We won’t publish the November blog until after the election.

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The Word for Today

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior”

 (I Timothy 2:1-4 NLT).

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Green New Deal is a hoax

The real reason the leftists are pushing environmentalism and blaming everything from cyclones to hangnails on climate change has little to do with the climate. They see it as a way to destroy the American economy. It is similar to the Black Lives Matter folks—it’s not the lives of black-skinned folks in general that they are fighting for, but for governmental change in this nation. They have proved that fact over and over as they focus on certain ones that fit their leftist/Marxist narrative. The leaders of that group are proud Marxists with an agenda clearly stated.

Imbeciles like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and the Squad declare that going green with energy will save civilization from sure disaster. Failure to curtail fossil fuels will doom the world within ten to twelve years, they opine. How utterly foolish. Abolish cars as we know them and revert to alternate means of transportation, AOC suggests. Does she not know that electric vehicles (EVs) carry a battery that weighs between 500 and 1000 pounds each? Electric cars call for twice as much copper as conventional cars. To manufacture such batteries, how much more mining will have to be done to produce the copper and nickel that go into such batteries? Global demand for nickel and other earth elements will skyrocket, estimated to be up to an 8000% increase. What energy sources does she think will supply the recharging stations the power to run those cars? Where will the batteries go when the cars are worn out or wrecked? Disposal could be a disaster for the environment. Perhaps she would offer her back yard (if she had one) to bury them in.

         The U.S. is 100% dependent on imports from other nations for 17 key minerals for the batteries and other equipment for going green, and over half our needs for another 28 minerals. Guess who owns about 90% of the rare earth minerals of the world. You guessed it—China. They have quietly gained control of more than 90% of the battery industry’s cobalt refining, without which the raw ore is useless. Russia is a massive nickel producer. American sources for battery components are few. We would become dependent on other nations for much of our energy.  

         I would like to see the batteries for our tanks and other military vehicles. They might be bigger than the tank. And there are recharging stations all over every battlefield, right? And what would a battery look like for a D-9 Caterpillar to push the earth around at a mining site?

         Does she and Joe Biden think Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia, Indonesia, et al, will cut out fossil fuels because we do? Never. They will then be in control of the primary energy source of the world. We would lose our place as an energy-independent nation. Also, our natural gas burns much cleaner than theirs. Our CO2 emissions have dropped over the last few years, but they don’t mention that.     

Get a grip, folks. It is all about double-timing America down the road to socialism and dependency on other nations who could then control us.

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The eye gate helps us get it!

 

Joe Biden needs to meet some new people.

With Joe Biden in the White House. What could go wrong?

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The Last Word

We have prayed. We have spoken. We have voted. We trust we will have a clear winner either way the election turns out. We can do no more.

JREnsey

Published in: on October 19, 2020 at 10:53 PM  Leave a Comment  

JREnsey blog October 2020

Thanks for joining us for the October 2020 edition.

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The Word for Today

But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil” (II Timothy 2:19 NLT).

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Mexico’s president thanks Donald Trump

Not only did the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, vow to pay the U.S. for its water debt, but he thanked President Trump for respecting Mexico and treating it like a sovereign nation.

https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/mexican-president-vows-to-pay-us-water-debt-thanks-trump_3504259.html You probably won’t see this in the primetime mainstream news outlets.

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YOUR children are at risk

Why are parents asked to sign a pledge not to look at their child’s lessons sent to him/her on their school’s computer or Ipad? What are they hiding from you? Leaked documents reveal exactly how the Left is turning our children’s schools into massive brainwashing centers for radical Marxism.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks to parents frustrated with public school and unions that care more about pushing progressive agendas than educating America’s children. (https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles)

DeVos is now advocating that we should fund students rather than a “system,” allowing them to exercise school choice. Give that some thought. Listen to her here: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/betsy-devos-big-idea-funding-students-not-systems-for-school-choice

Suggestion: Remove funding from schools that feature anti-American, pro-revolutionary Marxism in their curriculum. Why pay for your own poison?

Here’s how BLM is hijacking our schools:

https://www.glennbeck.com/theblaze-tv/full-episode-brainwashed–here-are-the-leaked-documents-detailing-how-blm-hijacked-our-schools

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What lockdowns are really about

Australian police arrested a pregnant woman in front of her children for promoting an anti-lockdown event on Facebook. Police told Zoe Buhler, 28, that she was under arrest for “incitement” and that they would be seizing all computers and mobile devices on the property, whether or not they belonged to her.

Buhler, who uses the name “Zoe Lee” on Facebook, had used the social media platform to advertise an event called “Freedom Day” this coming Saturday, September 5 in Ballarat, a city to the northwest of Melbourne in the state of Victoria. Here’s the story:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pregnant-australian-woman-arrested-at-home-for-promoting-anti-lockdown-protest-on-facebook

Last month Victoria police chief commissioner Shane Patton was unapologetic as he explained that police had in some instances been smashing car windows due to people inside the cars not cooperating with police, or if they don’t seem to be following the newly imposed health guidelines.

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius recently described anti-lockdown protestors as “selfish,” “boofheads,” and “bats***t crazy.” Mainstream Australian media celebrated Cornelius’ comments, describing them as a “stunning take-down of the ‘tinfoil hat brigade.’”

Victorian police have now introduced an online system to encourage people to report on “suspected COVID-19 breaches” committed by their fellow Australians.

Does anyone still think the current mandates relating to the virus and the lockdown is just about health?

An Ohio woman seated with family and was properly social distancing from others at her son’s outdoor football game was tased and arrested for not having a mask. She had asthma, causing her to not wear a mask. No matter. Police arrested her, handcuffed her and took her away. Welcome to Amerika. Dr. Fauci did the same thing and the police and the press politely turned their heads. “Nothing to see here,” they apparently said.

Authorities will continue to commit this kind of abuse until we fire them or vote them out of office. America was formed to be a country run by the people and for the people, not a bunch of hoodlums in the DC swamp.

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Never forget

The U.S. Constitution was not written by or for cowards, and cowards will not preserve it.

“Even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered.” – U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction.” – Ronald Reagan

When asked if God was on the side of the North or the South in the Civil War, President Lincoln replied, “Sir, my concern Is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

“During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety.” —Thomas Jefferson (1805) [Hey, what goes around comes around. Nothing new under the sun.]

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On the lite side

Bumper snickers…

If you have a bit more bumper space, and want to buck the trend of putting sensible stickers on your car, here are a few suggestions:

“Forget about World Peace….Visualize Using Your Turn Signal!”

“Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.”

“I love cats…they taste just like chicken.”

“Cover me. I’m changing lanes.”

“Warning: Dates in the calendar are closer than they appear.”

“I souport publik edekasion.”

“Be nice to your kids. They’ll choose your nursing home.”

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Sad sources of theology

Books keep showing up that question the validity of the Holy Scriptures. You don’t have to wonder why. The reasons are before us in the streets and in the media—both social and mainline. But some folks who are opposing Christianity foolishly try to glean their reasons from fiction books like Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, or a similar fiction novel by Baigend, Leigh, and Lincoln, Holy Blood, Holy Grail. Such books seek to fictionalize Christ Himself as either totally mythological or at least a mere man and not deity. They suggest that the emperor Constantine was the instigator of Christ’s deity. A lie, of course, but it offers some comfort to unbelievers like the authors.

A lie? How do I know? Having done considerable research in the field of biblical manuscripts and texts, it is abundantly clear that the Bibles we use today are accurate in their depiction of Christ as God manifested in the flesh. Constantine did not create a deity out of the Man from Galilee, as some authors and talking heads in the press like to suggest. (News anchors love to quote fiction authors and leftist politicians who are on the same level with their facts.)

Noted textual critic and Greek grammarian, Dr. Daniel Wallace, gets it right when he says, “The evidence, in fact, that the deity of Christ is to be found in the original New Testament is overwhelming. A look at some of the early papyri shows this. In passage after passage, the deity of Christ shines through the pages of the New Testament—and in manuscripts that significantly predate Constantine. For example, P66, a papyrus from the late second century, says what every other manuscript in John 1:1 says—“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” It predates the Council of Nicea (AD 325), which these skeptics claim is the time when Constantine invented Christ’s divinity, by about 150 years! P46, a papyrus dated to c. AD 200, plainly speaks of Christ’s divinity in Hebrews 1:8. The list could go on and on. Altogether, we have more than fifty Greek New Testament manuscripts that are prior to Constantine’s reign. Not one of them denies the deity of Christ.

Trust your Bible, not fiction writers. “The Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which much shortly be done…I, Jesus, have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things…” (Revelation 22:6,16). Jesus is still who He said He was—“the Lord God of the holy prophets”!

1 Daniel Wallace, “Five More Myths About Bible Translations and the Transmission of the Text,” Blog: The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts; Dec. 2012.

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The Last Word

On September 26, tens of thousands of Christians gathered on the Mall in Washington to repent of America’s cultural sins, primarily our tacit approval of abortion. Over 60 million unborn children in our nation have been murdered since abortion has been legalized. They also spoke freely of our country’s embrace of the LGBTQ agenda and asked forgiveness for that departure from morality and decency. They were there to give a message to America that we collectively repent for our slide into gross unrighteousness so strongly condemned in the Bible. They knelt to pray and many were seen to weep and repent before God in the their own way. All of this was done in the shadow of the Washington Monument, the tallest structure in the Capital, with its cone rising 555 feet above them with the words Laus Deo, Latin for Praise Be To God! This is one of the monuments the Leftists want to take down or at least rename. Most of them have no idea that God is praised at its peak. May the monument and its praise forever stand!

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Please vote at a polling place on November 3 or earlier if at all possible.

JREnsey

PS: [Tongue-in-cheek] Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser: “Now I remember. The other person at the orgy was Amy Coney Barrett.”

Published in: on October 1, 2020 at 12:08 AM  Comments (1)  

JREnsey Mid-month September 2020 blog

Thanks for joining us for an abbreviated September 2020 mid-month edition.

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The Word for Today

Now may the God of peace—
    who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great Shepherd of the sheep,
    and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood— may he equip you with all you need
    for doing his will.
May he produce in you,
    through the power of Jesus Christ,
every good thing that is pleasing to him.
    All glory to him forever and ever! Amen” (Hebrews 13:20,21 NLT).

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Signs of revival

We all want to see revival and ingathering of souls into the kingdom of God. There could be various signs of its emergence in your congregation and community, but the most usual and positive indicators are changes in both corporate and individual behaviors.

In the 1904-05 Welsh revival, some definite signs became obvious that positive changes were taking place in the mining region of Wales. It is interesting that even the mules that worked in the mines to pull out the carts loaded with coal were affected. They had been trained to respond to the voices of the skinners who traditionally used profanity in their commands. When the miners were converted and stopped using profanity, they had to change out the mules and train new ones.

The hours the miners normally worked were 8-5, but after their conversion they wanted to be in every revival service possible. The mine operators had to switch the hours from 6-3 to allow them to get home, wash off the coal dust, rest a little while, get dressed and go to church. Some miners quit their jobs so they could attend the day services as well as those at night.

Brothels and saloons by the score were closed for lack of customers. One report from that time included this: “Here are a pugilist giving up his ‘profession,’ a postman getting leave of absence to attend meetings, a policeman remarking that people are going mad over the revival, and then after attending one meeting joining the ‘mad people’ at whom he jeered, a racing man burning his racing clothes, a notorious ‘rough’ asking prayers for his ‘pals,’ a girl throwing her arms about another girl whom she had refused to speak to for a year, a school at which prayer meetings have temporarily replaced some of the study, and colliers working in the pits kneeling in prayer beside their trams.”

As one observer recalled: “Here and there a half audible voice is mumbling inarticulate prayer. Deeper yet grows the silence and more impressive. Wrinkled faces are upturned, and unseeing eyes look upward.  Heads are bowed in folded hands. Shoulders are convulsed with emotion, and lips are moving from which no sound comes.
Still the preacher gives no sign. …And this is a scene of the revival which so respected a paper as the Lancet, evidently without investigating it except through the reports of the sensational, over-reacting papers and its own prejudice, calls ‘a debauch of emotionalism…a hysterical outburst…marked with scenes of disorder.’” Sounds like a Pentecostal revival breaking out to me.

Travelers going from England to Wales would see signs warning them about the revival and its possible influence on them during their visit to Wales. Such signs might have been merited on each end of Bonnie Brae Street in Los Angeles in learly 1906: “Look out! The Holy Ghost might fall on you as you pass the house at 214.”

What signs of revival are you witnessing today?

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Bookburning picks up steam

Chastened enough that they felt the need for a mea culpa, individual libraries have been hard at work compiling book lists to assuage their guilt. But fear of the pendulum swinging too far in the other direction has led critics to question the sincerity and goals of the American Library Association. At the same time, schools are rushing to re-educate their staff about this new paradigm.

Where libraries go, however, so do schools. Many students returning this fall will be tasked with reading one or more of these approved tomes, with discussions likely being led in a similar manner to these guidelines put out by, of all groups, the National Park Service. Its handy guide to the “‘How to Be an Antiracist’ Book Club” shows that “woke” people in government have way too much time on their hands. But it also shows how dead serious are those who believe that skin color supersedes the content of one’s character and how committed they are to installing this view as our nation’s predominant belief system.

It’s no accident that these authors are targeting our young people with their latest appeal. And unfortunately, given the relatively recent indoctrination of their moms and dads since 2001, it won’t take a lot of convincing—even if this initiative is all about righting the wrongs none of us were around to commit.

PatriotPost

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They keep going lower

Another reason the UPCI justifiably inveighed against movies, television, and anti-Christian social media outlets that oppose our stance on holiness:

https://www.theblaze.com/news/netflix-apology-sexualizing-11-year-olds

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Reading worth your time:

American Mind

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How did things get so upside down?

  • Democrats have gone from being opposed to foreign interference in our elections to wanting non-citizens to vote in our elections.
  • Women are upset at Trump’s naughty words he used in the past, but they bought 80 million copies of Fifty Shades of Gray. Hypocrisy gone to seed.
  • More troops and armament were sent to arrest Roger Stone at his house than were sent to protect our embassy being attacked in Benghazi.
  • In sixty years, Venezuela has gone from near the top on the world economic freedom index to near the bottom and their citizens are dying of starvation. Do you think democratic socialism had anything to do with that?
  • President Trump invited victims of illegal aliens to the State of the Union speech Nancy, but Nancy Pelosi invited illegal aliens to attend.
  • Alexandria Ocasio Cortez thinks socialism works, so she wants to ban cars and planes, work toward universal income, provide free health care and college tuition. She calls Donald Trump a mental case. With AOC, the light is on but nobody’s home. Those like her have no idea how money is generated for Washington’s coffers. It seems they think there is an unlimited bankfull of money up there just waiting to be given away to their favorite constituents.
  • Bill Clinton paid $850,000 to Paula Jones to get her to shut up about his sexual abuse of her. The FBI raided the offices of a diocesan priest regarding sexual abuse, but I don’t remember the FBI raiding Clinton’s or his lawyer’s office.
  • CA Representative Maxine Waters opposes voter ID laws, believing they are racist, but you need to have a photo ID to get into her town hall meetings.

– Gleaned from various sources

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The vaccine cometh

Are the concerns about the coming virus vaccines justified? Competing doctors, competing websites—it can be quite confusing. Who really knows what will be in it or what it does? Right now I wouldn’t want one. Which doctors or government officials are to be trusted in this matter? I am hearing all sides of this question from “experts” who say they know. They can’t all be right. Does anyone have the inside truth? Or has our culture fallen so far that truth is almost imperceptible anymore?

One understanding I am personally comfortable with is that true Christians don’t have to worry about taking the mark of the Beast. He will arise and offer his mark after the church has been removed from earth in the Rapture. That is not an invitation to a prophecy argument, it is merely a statement of how clearly that fact seems to be presented in the Scriptures. Only unbelievers and backsliders need fear the Beast for it is they who will deal with him.

I am looking for Christ to come…not the Antichrist.

One more thing. I have come to revere the honesty and integrity of the CDC and the WHO on the same level with that of pro basketball players. They are in the Dems pocket. If you trust them with accuracy regarding Covid-19, I have some oceanfront property in Nebraska for sale that you might be interested in. Just review this link: https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/09/17/to-trump-aides-you-have-no-idea-how-deep-the-cdc-scandals-go/

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Coincidental, I’m sure

Someone has pointed out that a 2016 children’s show called “Hedgehogs” featured a respiratory virus, a tracking device, masks, and a saving vaccine. Go figure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=HC2LXakm_XQ&feature=emb_logo

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Meaningful memesHave we tried throwing a politician into a volcano to appease the virus god yet? Just saying.

If your Democrat governor killed your small business, and you still support that same governor because you hate Donald Trump, you’re not a redneck because rednecks ain’t that stupid.

Congrats to Joe Biden—the non-essential employee of the month every month for 48 years.

Just because abortion is legal doesn’t make it right. Remember slavery.

The Left is pro-choice, unless the choice is about healthcare, education, or firearms.

COVID information: The virus cannot travel beyond 6’ and can live on all surfaces except for anything from Amazon. It does not live in Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, or any grocery store. It is only deadly in small businesses, churches, restaurants and Trump rallies, but it can’t harm you if you’re protesting, rioting or looting. Any questions?

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Book review

The Diversity Delusion

By Heather MacDonald

NYC: St. Martin’s Publishing Group; 2018; 12.99 from Amazon

The two most basic factors that make a non-fiction book worth reading: it contains nothing but objective, relevant truth, and it is well-written. Heather MacDonald’s book exceeds in these standards. In it she exposes the roots of the “diversity and inclusion” movement operating without hindrance in the soft underbelly of our nation—its colleges and universities. Truth flies from every page, you know it both instinctively and by its documentation, and it is conveyed in a language style that tells you the author knows what she is writing about.

Where are the roots of the current insurrection/revolution? Who is fomenting this current wildness in the streets of America? It is not merely some overly sensitive minority group out protesting perceived mistreatment by authorities—it is the college students and millennials who seem to have nothing better to do than earn tuition money from the George Soros types getting their jollies by traveling around from city to city stirring the populace to violence with lies and innuendoes. The universities of our nation are seething pots of rebellion and are turning out rebels by the thousands. They come out brainwashed with a chip on their shoulder and an eye toward unearned political power. Most do not realize if their movement succeeds, they would not be in power but the elitists who are funding them. They would ultimately find themselves in the same position as the citizens of Venezuela, North Korea, China, or perhaps medieval Europe. They would not be the barons—they would become the serfs.

MacDonald recognizes this and turns the spotlight on the university “administrators” who are forcing this pablum of diversity/inclusion down the throats of students, making them pass courses that are nothing more than anti-Christian, anti-capitalism, pro-feminist, pro-Marxism tirades designed to undermine the American government. Curricula condemning “systemic racism…unconscious racism…microagression…assumed misogyny…homophobia…transphobia…xenophobia”…and the list seems endless, is being handed to teachers in our public schools. As the college students have graduated and moved into major corporations and industries such as the technology sector, they are convincing big business to bankroll these anti-American movements. Don’t be fooled—this movement is not just about race or equality. It is about the overthrow of the American system.

The universities can’t get enough of the sugar stick of diversity. Multi-million dollar budgets make it the power structure on campus. It has almost totally displaced meritocracy since that gets in the way of diversity. It can’t be said too often—there is no stopping place on the diversity path. The offended crowds of snowflakes and cupcakes coming behind, who feel “unsafe” in America as long as a conservative is on a campus or in government, keep pushing us along. The more we accommodate this invasion of our culture, the more Lady Liberty should be the one feeling unsafe.

Highly recommended for pastors and for parents of students. This may be some of the wisest money you have ever spent for a book. Get it! – JRE

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Here’s who to vote for

Lady Liberty

She still stands (so far) in NY Harbor to light the way for those who truly want to come to America to both contribute to her nationhood, share in her prosperity, and secure her future as the leading nation in the world. Let’s vote that she remains as a welcoming agent for all legal immigrants to our country.

Abraham Lincoln

Revolutionaries want to remove his statue because he was a white male and therefore a racist, even though he freed what slaves were left on the labor poor farms and plantations of the South. Importation of slaves had been illegal since 1807 when laws forbidding it were passed after our independence from Great Britain. Our vote should reflect our desire that his image remains on the Mall in Washington, DC.

George Washington

Vote for his monument to stay. Revolutionaries want to remove it primarily because he was a white male, and that there are disproportionately more monuments featuring that gender than those of women and minorities in our nation’s capital.

These historical persons or their monuments may not be on the ballot on November 3, but I am sure you know how to cast a vote for them.

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Couldn’t pass these up

Perhaps if trees wore masks they would escape wildfires

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The Last Word

Who is offering the best “free stuff” in this election? One presidential candidate wants to give away stuff like free college tuition, free health care, free universal child care, and free food stamps to anyone who can jump the fence or swim the river into the U.S. Another candidate is also offering free stuff: free markets, free speech, free streets, freedom to keep and bear arms, freedom of religion.

Take your pick.

Thanks for visiting!

JREnsey

Published in: on September 16, 2020 at 6:32 PM  Comments (2)  

JREnsey blog for September 2020

Thanks for joining us for the September 2020 edition.

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The Word for Today

Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths“ (2 Timothy 4:2-4 NLT).

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What can pastors say during the election season?

What can preachers say to their congregations during a heated political race? Without recommending a particular candidate or party, ministers can legally discuss the issues that bear on the freedom of speech and religion. These may or may not be specified in platforms of political parties. Individual candidates’ positions will greatly impact the future of Christianity in America and thus around the world. Ministers may encourage church members to vote as an exercise of their rights as citizens. They should, however, refrain from endorsing a specific candidate or using funds to support a candidate or a political party. To address the moral and spiritual issues that may be affected by a candidate’s position is not prohibited. Pastors can address them from a biblical perspective and let the people decide who best could manage the country while retaining the influence of religious morality and freedom in his administration. A minister can certainly can and should express his personal opinions on moral and spiritual matters to his congressman. Much of what is happening today falls into those categories. Bottom line: Use wisdom, but don’t be intimidated. You didn’t give up your constitutional rights when you became a pastor.

Are you familiar with the “church and state separation clause” in the U.S. Constitution?

Please take 3 minutes to hear about it. Thank you. Click below:

https://www.facebook.com/clarke.beasley/videos/10157051248723822/

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Billionaire Oprah suggests all white people are racists

https://www.theblaze.com/news/video-oprah-whites-admit-racism?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202020-08-05&utm_term=TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM%20-%20last%20270%20days

Why do liberals say things like this? Because we allow them to do so with total impunity.

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In the News

NYC Councilman says hydroxychloroquine saved his life

https://www.theblaze.com/news/councilman-hydroxychloroquine-saved-life-coronavirus?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202020-08-09&utm_term=TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM%20-%20last%20270%20days

Some doctors say Hydroxycloroquine safer than Tylenol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6syuKUY9p4

[Note: I am not a doctor and am making no personal recommendations here. Just reporting.]

The CDC recently released a statement saying that only 6% of Covid-19 deaths were from Covid alone.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/covid-deaths-percent-coronavirus-cdc?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202020-08-31&utm_term=TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM%20-%20last%20270%20days

Debunking the gender myths being floated by liberal leftists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDmed3rDRMA&feature=youtu.be

Vaccines for certain races

A federal committee is considering pushing Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans to the front of the line for COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of Whites. A COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by year’s end but not in sufficient quantity to vaccinate over 300 million Americans. (GOPUSA)

Does this mean racism is fine as long as it is practiced by people of color? The answer is obvious. The ACLU recently said regarding Yale University’s admission policy, “Once again the Trump Administration is attacking affirmative action. Calling for an end to the consideration of race in college admissions threatens the future of college diversity.” [There’s that word again!]

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Is anyone listening?

“First we overlook evil. They we permit evil. Then we legalize evil. Then we promote evil. Then we celebrate evil. Then we persecute those who still call it evil.” – Dwight Longenecker

“At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child—miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.” – P.J. O’Rourke

“Churches don’t need a CEO; they don’t need an entertainer; they don’t need a life-coach. They need a shepherd.” – Antonio Mansinho

“If you can’t trust your government to correctly count Covid-19 deaths, how can you trust them to correctly count mail-in votes?” – PatriotPost

“When a society rebels against God, absurdity rules.” – Tim Wildmon

We repeat: “When your government lets you go out for groceries and hardware but demands a mail-in vote, you can be certain they are not really concerned about keeping you safe from a virus.” – PatriotPost

“I declare to you from the bottom of my heart, that no Socialist system can be established without a political police. . . They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo, no doubt very humanely directed in the first instance. And this would nip opinion in the bud; it would stop criticism as it reared its head, and it would gather all the power to the supreme party and the party leaders, rising like stately pinnacles above their vast bureaucracies of civil servants, no longer servants and no longer civil.” – Quoted from William Manchester and Paul Reid, The Last Lion, vol. 3, p. 941 [That is exactly what will happen if America continues to turn left politically.]

Just so you don’t think we are just trying to scare you with that last quote, take a look at this from Australia where a version of a police state is being established under the pretext of Covid-19: Melbourne won’t allow free travel past 5 kilometers, has Soviet style checkpoints. Further, note this power grab: 25A—Removal of children
(1) Without derogating from section 25, an authorised officer may, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with any direction under that section, remove a child from any premises, place, vehicle or vessel to a place of residence of the child or to a hospital or quarantine facility, as the
authorised officer thinks fit (and may, in doing so, use such force as is reasonably necessary). – South Australia Covid Response 2020, page 33. Noticed and submitted by Anthony Peccon.

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On the lighter side: Truths, half-truths, and outrageous questions

  1. Women like silent men—they think they’re listening.
  2. One nice thing about egotists: They don’t talk about other people.
  3. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
  4. Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
  5. Don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things.
  6. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.
  7. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and eat snacks all day.
  8. A fool and his money are soon partying.
  9. Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?
  10. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
  11. If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?
  12. If you’re born again, do you have two bellybuttons?
  13. If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?                 – Source: Anonymous, of course

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Is CO2 killing the forests of the world?

You have probably heard that from Chicken Little and other climate alarmists. What is the truth?

Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide—a Stimulus to Plant Growth

“The concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere above the forest canopy is approximately 0.03 percent by volume—300 parts per million. Within the forest, concentrations are commonly higher. The availability of CO2 can commonly be a limiting factor in photosynthesis. . . .This is most likely the case in tight canopies of tree crowns or agricultural crops during the day when there is active photosynthesis removing CO2 from the air and very little atmospheric mixing because of stagnant air. As CO2 concentration around a leaf decreases, a minimal level is reached, called the CO2 compensation concentration, below which positive rates of net photosynthesis are not recorded [i.e., growth stops due to lack of available CO2].

Carbon dioxide is heavier than air and tends to sink to the forest floor when turbulence is low.  Consequently, seedlings and plants with foliage near the ground probably have an ecological advantage since they are usually exposed to above-average CO2 concentrations. This is a reasonable assumption since there are many reports in the literature describing enhanced rates of photosynthesis in CO2-enriched atmospheres. In general, short-term rates of photosynthesis can be increased by CO2 concentrations up to 10 times normal, and growth can be increased 20 to 50 percent. When white-pine seedlings were exposed to short-term increases in CO2 concentration up to three times normal each day for a period of 4 months, height and diameter growth were doubled and no toxic effects were noted.” [all emphasis added].

– Theodore W. Daniel, John A. Helms and Frederick S. Baker, Principles of Silviculture, second edition, McGraw-Hill, 1979;  pp. 77, 79

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Can the Bible serve as a reliable history source?

It not only can, but does the job very well. Take a look:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/exhibits-events/virtual-museum-tours/?mqsc=E4117854&dk=ZE0480ZF0&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=BHDWeek%20in%20Review%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=8-1-2020_Week_in_Review

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Division of families being taught in public schools

Programs ostensibly fighting “white privilege” are taking center stage in a pair of Pennsylvania school districts, and board members and parents are pushing back hard against them. The curriculum teaches kids not only to defy parents but to hate themselves under cover of “cultural proficiency.”

Gladwyne School in the Lower Merion School District—reportedly one of the richest in the nation—will require fourth and fifth graders to read “Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness,” which suggests that white people who relate to police officers or don’t watch the news are guilty of racism, and kindergartners and first graders will be assigned “A Kid’s Book About Racism,” the Washington Free Beacon reported.

In response, Elana Yaron Fishbein—a mother of two boys and a doctor of social work—wrote to the district’s superintendent, board members, and the school’s principal demanding the school remove its “cultural proficiency” curriculum, the paper said.

“The book teaches kids not only to defy parents but to hate themselves,” Fishbein told the Free Beacon. “To hate their parents also because they are white. By default, [the kids] are white, and they’re privileged, and they’re bad. [The school] is teaching this to little kids.” This further divides families and creates tension in homes—just what George Soros and BLM want.

Have you checked with your local schools to see what they are teaching your kids and the kids in your church?

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Are mom and dad homes passé?

Is it not sad that two-parent homes are now considered racist and a sign of white supremacy?

The nuclear family is now a no-no to the BLM folks and the commie types monopolizing the news. A family’s “whiteness” is showing if there is a mother and father in the home. And Oprah has suggested that actually all white people are racists. Just admit it is the suggestion. Denial is considered an admission of guilt. Attempting to satisfy the demands of the truly racist snobs and mobs is an exercise in futility.

How will this affect society? In a culture run by current radicals, nuclear families will be at the end of the soup lines. Consideration regarding benefits from a government run by radicals goes first to their genre.

Again, there is no place to stop once you start submitting to the demands of the radicals. More demands are on the way. Pretty soon we may be dealing with the Society for the Prevention of White Males, formed to encourage abortion of all white male babies.

According to longtime race-baiting author Judith H. Katz, “whiteness” includes language and education including “politeness, hard work, self-reliance, delayed gratification, and justice.” Speaking proper English is “talking white.” If you hold doors for ladies, respect your elders, or save sex for marriage, those are all “whiteness” factors. Food has also entered the context of racism. Food without certain seasoning is only for “white people.”

If you think some of these things are far-fetched, wait until the real racists get in power. Ostracism, officially sanctioned discrimination, and cultural suppression will be the order of the day. Your kids will be taught to hate you, report you, and perhaps even abuse you for some imagined degree of racism or inequality.

The cover has been peeled back. We now see the full agenda that we only caught a peek of in the last administration. The Bible position is not even on the table. When you submit to their terms, you are on the “progressives’” turf. Their foot is on your neck.

Our church movement/fellowship/organization is multi-racial. Our churches are multi-racial. If there is a pastor/church somewhere that actually does unwisely discriminate on the basis of ethnicity or skin color (I don’t personally know of any), they are in a tiny, miniscule minority. Why even refer to them? Why introduce a topic that is moot? Why use extremes in the effort to pacify accusers who will never be pacified. Love and respect will never be evoked from the radicals. So why knock yourself out to appease them? You are only drawing attention to yourself. Enough has been said. Be what you should be and leave it alone. If there is a racist pastor somewhere, go to him personally and reason with him. If his racism is blatant and against all organizational and societal norms, file charges. But don’t discriminate in the process of eliminating discrimination. Pastors of every skin tone should come under the same scrutiny.

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From the artist’s perspective

 

The Soros legacy

Then and now

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The Last Word

I will be so happy when I can get back to more biblical/spiritual topics in this blog. Please bear with us. And pray for us as we pray for all of you! Stay safe, but also stay informed.

Thanks for visiting!

JREnsey

 

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JREnsey August 2020 blog

Thanks for joining us for the August edition!

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The Word for Today

When everything was ready, the Lord said to Noah, ‘Go into the boat with all your family, for among all the people of the earth, I can see that you alone are righteous. Take with you seven pairs—male and female—of each animal I have approved for eating and for sacrifice, and take one pair of each of the others.’” (Genesis 7:1-2 NLT). “Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female’” (Matthew 19:4 NLT).

[Oops…Evidently, no one had informed the Lord or Noah that other genders and polyamorous groups had apparently developed since creation, and that they were being omitted from among the flood survivors. I guess they all perished in that judgment. Among the human survivors there only were four couples of men and wives, males and females, saved. In the seventeen biblical references where genders are mentioned, only two are listed—male and female. President Lincoln once put a question to some politicians: If you called a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs would he have? No, not five. Only four. Just because you call a dog’s tail a leg didn’t make it one. Just because someone calls themselves something they actually are not doesn’t make it true.]

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Bookburning in the digital age

“Since the death of George Floyd, it has become apparent that we must censor any form of media that could be considered ‘offensive’ to anyone, anywhere. Rest in Power, George Floyd.”1 The Cancel Culture is targeting the printed page.

National Public Radio (NPR) is a liberal-guided, government sponsored broadcast heard across our nation and received in many nations around the world. A program which aired on June 6, and was followed by an article titled Your Bookshelf May Be Part of the Problem, has evoked memories of the bookburnings of the past.

The heart of the story was the suggestion that “white people need to examine their bookshelves and see if they are only reading authors who look like them.” That would be a racist comment if the person made the same suggestion to people of color regarding black authors. The story then suggests people expand their reading lists to include more diverse authors and viewpoints. “Reading broadly and with intention is how we counter dehumanization and demand visibility, effectively bridging the gap between what we read and how we might live in a more just and equitable society,” they said.

My, what a word picture into which to frame one’s own racism. Denials all around, however, would be forthcoming should they hear such an opinion. It is widely known that NPR is fairly consistent in its slanted news and support for socialist causes. They can see racism everywhere except in their own reports. Don’t you just feel warm and fuzzy that millions of your tax dollars fund NPR to broadcast leftist ideals? Defund the NPR.

What revolutionary forces in America are into is bookburning in the digital age. They are coming after the conservative book publishers. Blocking their sale sites on the Internet is on the agenda. The “cancel culture” wants to shut down your access to all news outlets that do not propagate the revolutionary narrative. That is the fascist way, the totalitarian way, the communist way. Revolutions are usually begun with the brainwashing of students in public schools and universities, closing their minds and motivating them to censor all opposing views. It was the students who led the bookburnings in Nazi Germany in 1933.

Wikipedia lists 198 incidences of bookburning over the centuries, most by the author’s political opponents. In the process, some very important biblical manuscripts have been among the works that were burned.

China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuangdi (259-210 B.C.) completely altered the nation’s history by demanding the destruction of all literature with Confucian philosophy. Anecdotes—without definitive proof—also link Qin to the live burial genocide of scholars he deemed culturally threatening. (Likely no protesters showed up carrying signs reading, “I Can’t Breathe.”) Modern communists in China seem to have bookburnings on the calendar during every decade.

The Nalanda University and its library in India allegedly took months to fully burn to the ground when ransacked by Muslim invaders in 1197. In the fifth century, this most resplendent educational institution of its time launched many common higher-ed standards still in use today, such as entrance exams and student housing. Eventually, it came to host the then-largest collection of important Buddhist and Hindu texts. Muslims prefer all literature that opposes Islam to be burned.

On December 20, 1409 Pope Alexander V issued a papal bull that empowered the illiterate Prague Archbishop Házmburka to proceed against Wycliffism in that city. All copies of Wycliffe’s writings were to be surrendered, his doctrines repudiated, and free preaching discontinued. The Wycliffe books and valuable manuscripts were burned in the court of the Archbishop’s palace.

Girolamo Savonarola of Florence, before his excommunication as a Dominican cleric, tried to cleanse Italian society of all things he deemed too decadent or pagan. In 1497, more than just books ended up in his massive bonfires, including art, mirrors, makeup, music, clothing types, games, and other aesthetic or luxury goods. It has since been known as the Bonfire of the Vanities.

Today’s historians are fortunate to know anything about the Mayan civilization at all since the Mexican Catholic Bishop of Yucatan Diego de Landa’s purging of its productions on July 12, 1561.

Beginning on May 10, 1933, Nazi-dominated student groups carried out public burnings of books they claimed were “un-German.” The burnings took place in 34 university towns and cities. Works of prominent Jewish or anti-Nazi writers ended up in the bonfires. The bookburnings stood as a powerful symbol of Nazi intolerance and censorship. The Nazi regime raided book stores, libraries, and publishers’ warehouses to confiscate and burn materials it deemed dangerous or “un-German.”

Could it happen here? Not only could but probably will.

Sources include:

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/book-burning

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/brief-history-book-burning-printing-press-internet-archives-180964697/

https://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/blog/2012/the-10-biggest-book-burnings-in-literary-history/

1 https://www.bitchute.com/video/ZQhSxXvTraM/

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Is your church sufficiently “diverse”?

Continued fervent advocacy of “diversity,” ordinarily a good word and a great concept, will not likely have a positive outcome, either in religious or political contexts. The reason: there is no place for it to stop, certainly not with race and nationality. It plays into the hands of those pushing “identity politics.” Always remember: its cup is never full.

On a wet, snowy day, start a snowball rolling down from the top of a long hill. Theoretically, by the time it has reached the bottom, it might be the size of a building, destroying everything in its path. “Ah, it is just a harmless snowball. And snowballs are good things, often marking fun times.” That is the way virtually every social engineering movement begins. Now it is just a nice little political theory, or a nifty idea to make a small group of people more visible, but later it may be ravaging whole communities and even nations.

Diversity has taken on many hues and dimensions in recent years, but let us focus on one. Diversity of nationalities and skin colors in a Christian congregation is no problem—a good thing. However, overemphasis on that aspect can invite compromise in order to achieve it when pressured to establish it as a goal. “Whosoever will” is still the gospel’s objective, and should not be discarded in the attempt to “represent our community in appearance” at all costs. The church that draws racial lines is itself out of line, but there is no scriptural mandate that every congregation have people in it to “represent” those of a particular background or skin tone who may reside in their county. The gospel is provided for “all men everywhere” (Acts 17:30). The church should never pass up anyone because of skin color or ethnicity.

Is it just congregations that are all or mostly Caucasian that are being urged toward diversity, or are the African-American churches, the Native American churches, the Indian churches, and the Hispanic churches being urged to evangelize among Caucasians in order to have a “representation” of them in their congregations? Is it a one-way street?

When the church I attend was smaller, a visiting minister from a large city with a sizeable congregation chided us because at that time he didn’t see enough people of a certain racial identity in our small group. Perhaps we should have mentioned the large population of Jews in his city and asked how many he had in his church. My guess would be not many, if even one. People that live in glass houses….

[In the current climate, almost everyone who addresses cultural issues is labeled a racist. In my case, it would be a lie, but such accusations and lies are a dime a dozen today. And the rule of thumb now is if you deny it, it is an admission of guilt. I have been in ministry, pastoring and teaching in visible situations for 65 years. In none of those positions, including the present one, has anyone been excluded based on race, skin color or ethnicity.]

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CNN host Don Lemon touts “imperfect” Jesus

“Jesus Christ, if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ, admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth,” Lemon shrugged. “So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves?”

Who responded to that stupid statement? Not a preacher but a coach! Tony Dungy, former coach of an NFL football team, responded with this: “If you don’t agree with the fact that Jesus was sinless on earth then you can throw out the whole Bible because that’s the premise Christianity stands on.” Right on, Tony. We are with you and Pilate: “[We] find in Him no fault at all” (John 18:38).

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Some are saying:

• Communism is for the masses, not the communists. [gopusa]

• Wonder how long it will be until people are sent to the Gulag for leaving their mask at home. Heil…! – Leonidas

• We have seen a little of what real communism would be like. In CHAZ they took one man’s computer and other things and told him that a “disadvantaged person” there needed them more than he did. He was to think of it as an “unplanned donation.” That is the communist way of enforcing “equality.”

• If those on the right were really wrong about the BLM, Antifa, and the commies, they wouldn’t have to employ censorship.

• With so many things coming back in style, I can’t wait until morals, respect, and intelligence become a trend again. – Denzel Washington

• Yale epidemiology professor, Dr. Harvey Risch, said Tuesday on Fox News that he believes the President Trump-touted drug, hydroxychloroquine, could save up to 100,000 lives if used properly to treat the coronavirus. But it doesn’t fit the narrative in this propaganda war.

• When unwanted pregnancy occurs, some women kill the baby in the womb. This is called abortion, and women influenced by the feminist movement claim the right on the basis of “It’s my body and I should have total control over it.” How will this “right” be exercised when mandatory vaccinations are in place? We may then see how much control one can exhibit over his or her body.

• The farther a society drifts from the truth, the more they will hate those who speak it. – George Orwell

• Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason. – Mark Twain

• Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. – Milton Friedman

• If you think voting by mail because of the caronavirus is a great idea, think again. Read this: https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2020/07/13/wisconsins-vote-mail-looked-bad-actually-worse/

• It is worth your time to read this resignation letter by a journalist at the NY Times:  https://www.bariweiss.com/resignation-letter

• Good idea: Subscribe to the PatriotPost, where it is right to be right. Do it here: https://patriotpost.us/subscription/new

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Glaring hypocrisy

CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, where social liberals champion communist causes, witnessed first-hand the destruction that violent riots can cause. After rioters had broken out the glass doors of the building’s entrance, they had to have police and their own security guards keep them from entering the facility. Why didn’t they let them in to plunder the studios of the talking heads who were promoting their own version of kristalnacht? And where was all that security when the mom and pop store down the street was broken into and the elderly proprietors beaten with boards? CNN and similar media need to understand that mob rule will ultimately play no favorites. All white- and right-run corporations are in the crosshairs of the anarchists.

The cable news network, justifiably, wants to keep unwanted intruders from entering their facility. After the riots, they decided that installing a wall is the best method to achieve that purpose. Social media observers were quick to point out the hypocrisy of CNN building reinforced fencing to protect its headquarters. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) lampooned the network by saying, “Walls Don’t Work,” the mantra CNN repeats regarding a wall at our Southern border.

Why doesn’t CNN tell us what purpose their wall expresses that is different from Trump’s wall? And why does any politician opposing a southern wall have a wall around their house or even a fence? Of course, we know why—to keep unauthorized folks out. Should they not have walls, unauthorized persons might keep trespassing on their property, knocking on their door, and looking in their windows, setting up a tent compound on the lawn, and bringing trash onto the premises. When threatened with those possibilities, what do they do? Build a wall! If you have ever been to almost any country south of the border, outside of the barrios you will see lots of walls around a property’s perimeter—with glass shards embedded in the top course of concrete. Even CHAZ/CHOP in Seattle had set up walls. Why? To keep others out (in that case, particularly the police). How did that hopey changey experiment work out for Seattle?]

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More hypocrisy

Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has called for the dismantling of not just our nation’s economy, but the entire political system. Add to that her support of “defunding the police” and the “Breathe Act” she is sponsoring along with the rest of the radical Marxist “Squad” members, and you get an idea of their vision for America. Far-left “Squad” members Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) partnered with the coalition Movement for Black Lives in promoting a bill filled with radical proposals.

The two lawmakers reportedly announced the “BREATHE Act” recently in a virtual meeting. It is a bill that includes defunding the police, abolishing ICE, eliminating state gang databases, de-criminalizing prostitution, reducing the Department of Defense budget, establishing a commission to design reparations, de-criminalizes illegal border entry, and develops curricula that “examine the political, economic,  and social impacts of colonialism, genocide against indigenous people, and slavery.” It would also “make recommendations to dramatically reduce the Department of Defense budget. Tlaib described the measure as ushering in a “new vision for public safety.” No police and an impotent military. Wow, what a wonderful program for the American future.

Omar railed against the American economy system as being a “system of oppression” and scolded Americans that we cannot allow people to “prioritize profit without considering who is profiting.” She evidently missed a day in world history class. If being misinformed is skin deep, willful ignorance is to the bone. Why did she scam the immigration system to get to America if it is such an oppressive country?

Speaking of profiting, just ask Omar’s husband Tim Mynett. Mynett runs a consulting company that Omar recently paid over one million $$ for “consulting” and emails and such. Media and Pelosi’s House Ethics Committee: “Nothing to see here.”

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Smart saved kids or brainwashed unsaved kids?

Our nation’s children and young adults are being brainwashed about socialist and communist aims which are buried deeply in our government’s public school and college system. Don’t forget that you have the right and the responsibility to teach your children the truth at home and contradict the professors that are dedicated to turning them into mindless robots. Parents should be reminded that in a socialist state everyone is poor and stripped of personal freedom except those in positions of power where corruption is the order of the day.

How can you resist that movement?

First, by homeschooling your children. Early homeschooling not only creates smarter kids but gives them a far better chance of being saved. It is a better choice whenever it can be arranged. For higher education, check out alternative choices—local community colleges, Christian colleges, and private universities that may still be providing real education with a common-sense approach. Vocational and trade schools are out there also. In that vein, remember people with ordinary jobs are generally happier and more apt to be faithful Christians over the long haul than those with “careers” that inhibit Christian service.

Consider online courses that can be done at home that you have scrutinized and determined to be safe and educationally sound. Studying at home has some decided advantages, including remaining in one’s home church.

Second, by removing pride from motivation for degrees. So you graduated from college and want your son or daughter to follow in your footsteps. You must know that it is a different college today than the one you attended when you were 19. Virtually all colleges have been hi-jacked by social movements that oppose free speech, and by liberal professors that are filling their minds with anti-American, and anti-Christian propaganda. The colleges are simply not what they were in your day. Real education is secondary. Brainwashing and social engineering now plays a role in virtually every segment of the curriculum. Be honest with yourself. Put the soul of your son or daughter first before the pride of watching them receive a sheepskin to hang on the wall.

Third, if you are wanting your child to be educated to ensure a good paying career in order to become wealthy, be sure that it is not your retirement that you are really thinking about. Be a parent/grandparent who would rather have saved kids than potentially wealthier kids who are not saved. While there is certainly no absolute guarantee they will be either rich or saved, the effort must be to see that they have every advantage toward being the Christian you always prayed they would be. Don’t urge them into positions where it will be extremely difficult for them to maintain their faith. Why must we keep losing seven or eight of every ten of our kids as they go through the educational experience?

And, really, isn’t every saved kid smarter than any who are unsaved? How smart is someone who would not prefer salvation and heaven over eternity separated from God.

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Biden appeals to Muslims to help him defeat Trump

Democrat Joe Biden urged Muslim Americans to join him in the fight to defeat President Donald Trump. “I want to earn your vote not just because he’s not worthy of being president,” the presumptive presidential nominee told participants. “I want to work in partnership with you,
make sure your voices are included in the decision-making process as we work to rebuild our nation.” Biden also reiterated a pledge to overturn a Trump administration ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries, calling it “vile.” (gopusa Eagle)

One wonders to what extent Biden will be obligated to them should he win in November?

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Expressions by impressions

Dr. Fauci says, “Do as I say, not as I do.”

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The Last Words

The current pandemic was anticipated at least ten years ago by the liberal Rockefeller Foundation. Here is the report:  https://rwer.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/lock-step-how-the-rockefeller-foundation-wants-to-implement-its-autocratic-pandemic-scenario/

The hardline requirements regarding Covid-19 may be history on Nov. 4 if Joe Biden is elected. In fact, a vaccine may be one of the first announcements made by him.

Isn’t it great that so few are getting the flu this year?

Thanks for visiting! Please be safe, but also be informed. All who are sick with Covid have our concern and prayers.

JREnsey

[Again, be aware that the above opinions and expressions are mine and do not necessarily represent any entity with which I may be associated.]

 

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JREnsey blog for July 2020

The Word for Today

“No, not at all. I am saying that these sacrifices are offered to demons, not to God. And I don’t want you to participate with demons. 21 You cannot drink from the cup of the Lord and from the cup of demons, too. You cannot eat at the Lord’s Table and at the table of demons, too” (I Corinthians 10:20,21 NLT).

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Another rush to judgment reveals prejudice and racism in those making accusations

https://www.theblaze.com/news/video-victorville-lynching-suicide-black?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202020-06-20&utm_term=TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM%20-%20last%20270%20days

Patrick Hampton, a black blogger, explains that in such cases there is usually a rush to judgment based on the initial press reports, quickly followed by agitators stirring up rage in the black community. Then after weeks or months the truth finally comes out. It seems to be a common pattern. But by the time the full truth is known, the rage leaders have already moved on to another source of rage.

Regarding the recent California “lynching,” a black man’s body was found hanging from a small tree near Palmdale. Community activist Najee Ali was stirring the rage with comments like, “We do believe that white nationalism, white racism, white supremacy is on the rise because of the rise of BlackLivesMatter!” Such statements left the impression it must have been white people who strung him up. Local activists, the rage stirrers, railed against white supremacy, racism, and the usual charges. Of course. The man’s family and a close friend declared there was no way he would take his own life. Those claims were dutifully reported by the leftist press corps, leaving listeners with the idea that a lynching must have taken place since he was not motivated take his own life. Those making those statements may not have known the man had been on suicide watch during two of his terms in jail.

Oops…then a surveillance video surfaced that clearly shows the man tying the cord around his own neck in preparation of taking his life. The activist had to apologize and admit a rush to judgment. Will they never learn?

Black race car driver Bubba Wallace thought the door pull on his garage at the Talladega track was a noose. The nation’s media went wild. Reporters flocked to the track. Some white supremacist’s work, obviously. Every white in America was shamed for such a hateful act as putting a noose in the African-American’s stall. Fifteen FBI agents swooped down to Talladega to investigate. Turned out to be the pull that closes and opens Bubba’s garage the door. This was the sixth “noose” story regarding blacks in the past few years. ALL of them have turned out to be false, fraudulent, or faked. Will the press never learn?

Let’s slow down and take some deep breaths. No one I know wants to go where this revolution is headed. Individuals making assumptions that racism is in everyone’s heart and mass repentance needs to be forthcoming daily, are not solving this problem. Rage does not produce clear thinking.

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It was said…

I get most of my exercise these days by shaking my head in disbelief.

Instead of taking down every statue in America, how about actually teaching history again.

Congrats to the Left! By defeating two cartoons, a box of rice, and ice cream bar, a pancake mix, and a bottle of syrup, they solved racism.

The rioters and looters are responsible for their own actions, but conservatives are responsible for what happened hundreds of year ago.

In an interview with a professor from Morgan State University, Ms. Cullors, said: “Myself and Alicia (Garza) in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on ideological theories.” (https://nworeport.me/2020/06/24/the-soviet-plan-for-ideological-subversion-describes-our-current-turmoil/)

When referring to African-Americans, writers are now urged to capitalize the term “Blacks” when it is used to indicate their race. But one needn’t bother with capitalization when referring to “whites.” You can notice this practice throughout the recent issues of Time magazine. Don’t rail against racism and then practice it on the same page!

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Headlines and comments

Roberts and other liberals strike down abortion law

The Supreme Court on Monday, June 22 struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.

Shelter Joe in place

Some polls now have Joe Biden running ahead of Donald Trump by 10 points and sweeping the battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. This vindicates the strategy Biden’s advisers have adopted: Confine Joe to his basement, no press conferences…and the rallies, because it wouldn’t look good to have more attendees at the press conference than the rally.

Students want Lincoln removed

Students in the UW-Madison’s Black student union are calling on university officials to remove the statue of the nation’s 16th president—a campus symbol that has sat atop Bascom Hill for more than a century and represented good luck for students before exams and after graduation.

Below is one of the best articles relating to the present crisis I have seen. It is a must read! The author, a scientist, merges truth with common sense, and has the courage to print it. Please read it and pass it on.

The Biblical Solution to Racism

by Dr. Jason Lisle

It seems that there has been a resurgence of racism in the United States.  As Christians, we are very concerned about this because we believe that all people are made in the image of God and therefore deserve dignity, respect, and fair treatment regardless of ethnicity. The Bible condemns racism as sin, and therefore we must stand against it, and must warn people of organizations that promote what God forbids.

One organization that claims to promote racial equality is called “Black Lives Matter” (BLM). However, upon examining their claims, we will find that this organization is actually fueling racism rather than reducing it. We will find that BLM fights against biblical principles and is exacerbating the very condition it pretends to fight against.  Some Christians have been repeating the phrase “Black Lives Matter” perhaps without recognizing the anti-Christian nature of the organization, or without considering the potentially racist implications of the phrase itself.  So let’s investigate this movement, and see if we can find a biblical solution to racism.

The Anti-Biblical Philosophy of BLM

It is helpful to know something about the people who started the organization and their philosophies to see what is being promoted in the Black Lives Matter movement.  The movement was founded by three women: Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi.  Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a lesbian and considers herself the wife of Harriet Tubman.  Likewise, Alicia Garza describes herself as “queer” and the wife Malachi Larrabee-Garza who is “transgender” (she is a woman who refers to herself with masculine pronouns).  Opal Tometi describes herself as “an ally to the trans and queer community.”[1]  She donates to trans-gender causes and organizations.

This is significant because the Bible describes the perversion of homosexual behavior as a particularly heinous sin – an abomination (Leviticus 18:22).  It takes something good that the Lord created for a husband and wife, and perverts it into a hateful statement of rebellion against God.  Romans 1:26-32 describes homosexual behavior as what happens when God abandons people to their depraved, rebellious, sinful core.  The chapter ends with a statement that seems strangely prophetic in light of current events: “and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.”  That is, those who hate God so much as to engage in sexual perversion also encourage others to do the same.  This is exactly…[Please continue reading this important article. Just click here.]

Dr. Lisle is an astrophysicist and a creationist. He writes and speaks for the Institute of Creation Research in Dallas, TX.

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Anyone paying attention?

Do you think Apostolic ministers are aware of the BlackLivesMatter agenda, or who the founders are and what they believe? Perhaps most are, but apparently some are not aware of that movement’s objectives and the power they have amassed, since they have joined in their march and demonstration. The founders are Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. According to all reports the women are lesbians (one is a transgender) who rail against “heteronormative thinking” and how it must change. Are they merely concerned with racial justice for people of color like George Floyd or does their agenda include the overturning of the entire American system? Take a few minutes, dear readers, and scroll through BlackLivesMatter.com and see for yourselves. Quite enlightening.

In an interview with a professor from Morgan State University, co-founder Patrisse Cullors said: “Myself and Alicia (Garza) in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on ideological theories.” These women guide The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which is the central organization that directs policy. Alicia Garza, 39, is the chief strategic advisor. Opal Tometi, works with the BLM Foundation and is also the Executive Director of the “Black Alliance for Just Immigration.” That group is associated with the “Freedom Road Socialist Organization,” a Marxist-Leninist group that has received funding from the Tides Foundation run by George Soros.    https://www.billoreilly.com/b/Bills-Column-on-the-BLM-Organization:-Its-News-to-Us/-20554200728065000.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=staff_columnh

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The Last Word

For a start, while we are de-funding, let’s de-fund the tenure of radical professors and the thought police.

Have a productive and exciting JULY! Hopefully soon we will be able to return to more theological and inspirational topics.

JREnsey

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JREnsey Mid-month blog for June 2020

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The Word for Today

Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me—a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus. Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you” (II Timothy 1:14 NLT).

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STOLEN!

More has been stolen in the last three weeks than TVs from Target, menswear from Macy’s, or sneakers from the burning Nike store—all witnessed on national media.

A thoughtless policeman stole any vestige of racial harmony that might have remained after the Ferguson, MO riots of a few years ago or the more recent jogger’s death in Georgia.

Talking heads in the media have purloined from our consciousness any hope of healing the political divide in our nation, at least for a long time to come. Recent events have dissolved any sense of safety we might have had to venture onto the streets in any large city.

The pride many Americans had in our nation, its flag, its history, or its symbols and monuments was filched in just a few days. The bronze Texas Ranger statue that graced the Love Field airport in Dallas has been dismantled and removed. Some felt it had to go since it represented law enforcement.

Stripped from us was the patriotism that could be publicly expressed about our flag and what it stands for. A sports icon who spoke up for it had to retract his statement and apologize to his teammates and the mobs in the streets for his misguidance.

Some citizens, particularly women who appeared to be alone, were accosted and made to kneel before a “protester” and apologize for the assumed privilege of the skin color of the majority of Americans. That is an act of blatant racism. True “privilege” might be seen in any city, county, or state government office or institution where one minority race generally dominates. Discipline or termination in those venues is virtually impossible without the threat of lawsuits for “discrimination” based on the term du jour—racism.

Ripped off was our confidence in assurances of protection and safety for all citizens as politicians cowardly praised those in the streets breaking windows to grab some desired item while police were initially told to stand back. When police were organized against the rioters, the mayor of our largest city was televised telling his daughter how proud he was of her that she had joined rioters in the streets throwing projectiles at cops, tossing Molotov cocktails into police cars, shooting and stabbing them in a blood-crazed frenzy. Anarchists cruelly beat a woman with fists and boards for simply asking the looters, “Please don’t do this!” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tEUmmYDUfA). Her begging for mercy fell on deaf ears. No one was listening since she didn’t have the right skin color. The mainstream media were evidently highly selective about which videos would be shared with the public.

Stolen are the minds and hearts of our children, dividing them from faithful parents and leaders, setting them at odds by having kids demand that parents profess solidarity with a certain radical political movement by marching with them or donating to their cause. Refusal draws accusations of racism for the parents and denunciations by their children. My own 10-year old great grandson told me as I pointed out national borders on a globe during a geography lesson, “I don’t believe in borders. We shouldn’t have them. Anyone should be free to come into the country.” His innocent mind is being hijacked by public school teachers who are themselves forced to parrot the leftist narrative.

They hear news media icons suggest that there is genocide of people of color going on by cops, although the data and statistics do not substantiate those claims. (Source: https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2018/crime-in-the-u.s.-2018/tables/table-43 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n5_D59lSjc).

Does intentional police brutality occur? Raphael Mangual, a fellow of the Manhatten Institute, addresses that question. Yes, it has occurred, but statistically it is rare. So does spousal brutality and child abuse/brutality, both far more often than police brutality. The stress of modern life has caused “brutality” to become an all too common scene in this present world. However, Mangual points out that “only 0.03% of interactions with a cop result in use of deadly force.” And how many videos have you seen where cops were having to get tough with a rowdy, resisting white guy? Those rarely get shown. The data do not represent black genocide. But then, does anyone really care about facts? Truth is fallen in the streets.

So after all the thieving, looting and pillaging, what is left? Not much…beyond fear, division and now a hearty portion of self-loathing. Fear had already been instilled by the parodic covid-19, but now there is division among people who had been neighbors for years, telling on each other if social distancing isn’t being fully observed in some setting outside the home. One woman was thrown to the ground and cuffed because her mask was not fully in place on her face and resisted being hassled about it. As for self-loathing, it now seems to be a popular part of the national mindset of those with a light skin color. For an example, see the comments by the white wife of a star football player—“We [white people] are the problem.” Is that not a racist comment?

C’mon, folks. We need to step back from the fires and take a cool breath of sanity and common sense.

There is one hope for America and for your family and mine: the CHURCH, the imperfect people who still love everyone—even the looters and the liars—because they themselves have been loved by a Savior and redeemed by the blood of Christ. It is extremely important what we Christians tell our children about the events of the past few weeks, and how we tell them. Public schools and the social media they are plugged into daily feed them a warped, one-sided narrative that is pure poison in the soul of this nation. They don’t hold back, why should we?

Truth untold is worthless.

If you dare, check out the posts on this clip:

https://twitter.com/ZoomerClips/status/1267657673845075968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fuk-factcheck-blm-woman-knee-idUSKBN23B359

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Whites are NOT the problem

Nor are blacks the problem. Or persons of any other skin color. Foolish remarks by the white wife of a sports icon only exacerbated the recent cultural clashes of the past few weeks. After her husband’s apology for standing up for the flag, she takes the apology a step further: “We [white people] are the problem.” What a racist statement to make in the context of an apology for being racist.

Let’s address the real problem. It is sin. Fornication produces single moms and fatherless homes, climbing to 75% in the black community. It is drug addiction—hard recreational drugs from marijuana to heroin, opiods, and psychiatric mind-altering drugs. It is alcoholism, a factor in tens of thousands of deaths every year. It is the violence that these major factors produce in users. It is cigarette smoking and tobacco use that take almost a half million American lives each year. It is the greed of big pharma. It is power-hungry politicians that sell themselves for campaign donations. It is the media, which would prefer to propagate a lie than the truth. In short, it is ungodliness. But the real problems have recently been hidden under the mask of “poor policing and rampant racism.”

To say America’s problem is people of a particular skin color is a confession of cluelessness, of blatant racism unmasked, of gross ignorance, and suggests groveling before the kings and queens of hypocrisy reigning in Hollywood and on the sports fields of the nation.

Did she think that would be a placating and healing remark? Would it bring understanding and togetherness? The fawning press couldn’t wait to publish her statement to add fuel to the fires burning down our cities during this the current crisis.

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Here’s that breath of common sense sanity:

The Patrick Perspective

Imagine you marry your middle school sweetheart, have four children in that marriage and raise four boys in the Lord, attend church regularly, train our children in competition, teach them conservative values and work hard for them to attend Christian, private and public schools….

Only to have a large group of black people called #BlackLivesMatter in black culture call you an Uncle Tom and your family a failure because we refuse to identify with their culture of failure, refuse to kneel and disrespect a flag or support black group think or black idolatry. We are called whitewashed and sellouts for building a legacy of success.

This is what I mean by the black culture of failure and the black community being the only community that degrades itself at the expense of themselves. Their culture glorifies the criminal, the drug dealer, the hiphopper, the porn stars, the godless athlete, the anti-Christ movie star, the gay TV host, the looters, and the rioters.

No one is calling them to repentance. Everyone, even their pastors pander to their #MoralRot because it’s big business to allow their culture of failure to continue. From failing schools to failed marriages. Progressives and Liberals are making a lot of money off of their failing culture.

The black culture of failure despises anyone that actually believes in succeeding at the American dream. They despise a family that’s intact. Children that speak proper English. My family is by no means perfect. We fail at times but we take full responsibility for our failures. We also take advantage of the opportunities afforded to us that our ancestors dreamed of. We refuse to be bitter. We refuse to associate with dead end movements. Most of all we refuse to be bullied by #BlackLivesMatter to compromise our faith in Jesus Christ and embrace groupthink.

And now America is on its knees. Kneeling to look good on social media. Kneeling to protect businesses from getting firebombed. Kneeling to save white lives, families, and communities from being destroyed. Local police and even the National Guard are kneeling to hopefully stop the rioting so that some semblance of society will remain. We are kneeling in fear, giving control to something sinister that we do not understand.

We believe #AllLivesMatter. We believe #JesusMatters. We will only kneel to God and confess Jesus is Lord.

Sincerely,

The Patrick Hamptons

https://patriotpost.us/articles/71203-white-guilt-exposing-a-hypocritical-approach-to-racism-2020-06-08

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Pastors’ Organization Calls Out U.S. Supreme Court Majority for “Legislating From the Bench” in LGBTQ Case

Houston, TX – U.S. Pastor Council, the inter-racial, inter-denominational organization of pastors whose Houston affiliate led the coalition to defeat an LGBTQIAP+ ordinance in Houston in 2015 which would have allowed biological males to use female’s private facilities among other grievances is “appalled” at today’s 6-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Bostock v. Clayton County the court redefining “sex” to include “sexual behavior.” The case involved the firing of several individuals allegedly because of their “sexual orientation” and in spite of the fact that Congress has never added those categories to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, six lawyers on the U.S. Supreme Court decided to do so.

“The claims of discrimination based on sexual behavior and now state of mind by the LGBTQIAP+ activists and that they have suffered the same such as Blacks in America has always been offensive and without merit,” said USPC in it’s statement. “The previous non-discrimination standards that required immutability, evidence of widespread and government induced denial of education and voting rights have been thrown out the window by these six activist judges,” they continued.

The pastors agreed with Justice Samuel Alito’s scathing dissent in which he states after pointing out that these provisions repeatedly failed to pass in Congress, Usurping the constitutional authority of the other branches, the Court has essentially taken H. R. 5’s provision on employment and issued it under the guise of statutory interpretation. A more brazen abuse of our authority to interpret statutes is hard to recall.”

According to the pastors, the ongoing clash between First Amendment rights of freedom of religious practice and expression and the ever-expanding scope of LGBTQIAP+ behavior categories has been dramatically elevated by this decision.  “Creating special rights based on unidentifiable and constantly changing behavior and mental illness such as gender dysphoria by this court must at some point reach a ‘final solution’ of exterminating religious freedom as the two are fundamentally incompatible,” the pastors stated.

They concluded by declaring “We will not remain silent while millions of Christians and other Americans of faith are criminalized and punished for the simple belief and practice of the faith and principles established by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and written irrevocably in the Bible as well as in our hearts through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

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Harry Potter author maligned

The social justice police are at it again. British author J.K. Rowling, known for writing the world famous Harry Potter books, triggered an avalanche of controversy over the weekend for affirming scientific views of gender and sex.

Although Rowling supports LGBT people, she said that maintaining the biological structure of gender and sex is vitally important—especially for LGBT people.

“If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. It isn’t hate to speak the truth,” Rowling wrote. – The Blaze

Sorry, J.K., but some folks just can’t be placated.

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Last Words

Why do we need a vaccination for a virus when 99% recover with their own immune systems?

Are we being quarantined until there are no more germs in the world or until the election is over?

“Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” —James Wilson (1790)

JREnsey

Published in: on June 17, 2020 at 9:17 AM  Comments (1)  

JREnsey blog for June 2020

Welcome to the JREnsey June 2020 blog. May common sense and moderation prevail!

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The Word for Today

When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan” (Proverbs 29:2 NLT).

[Comment: Thinking from the standpoint of the time in which this proverb was written, it would seem that more meaning and relevance is gleaned from the passage when we consider it as a ruler doing the right thing for his people rather than focusing on possible personal peccadillos of the leader in question. Americans do not live in a religious theocracy as they did under Solomon, the writer of the proverb. And really, if we judge kings and rulers of secular nations by a strict biblical standard of personal deportment, how many of Israel’s kings could be counted among “the godly”? Check those whose record was that they “did that which was right in the sight of the Lord” but had a legacy soiled by one or more personal failures. The author’s life itself was a laundry list of bad personal choices, including outright sin. However, his kingly record was that he provided not only national prosperity but a time of peace and quietness (I Chronicles 22:9), which is what Christians are told to pray for (I Timothy 2:2). Mr. President, honorable congressmen—do the right thing. Follow the Constitution.]

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Billionaire Bill Gates has plans for you

Gates, one of the world’s movers and shakers, is shown in this picture with a stack of books, apparently selections he is reading and promoting. The one on top is titled, How to Lie with Statistics. Is this the reason he and other one-worlders are so effective in shutting down the world to install “the new normal”? The Covid-19 numbers are being padded to force America and other nations to accept his vaccination plan. Other titles in the stack: Hyperbole and a Half, On Immunity, Should We Eat Meat, and The Magic of Reality. Some think part of the lockdown effort is to diminish or eliminate the consumption of meat, which sustains beef production, which in turn means more animal flatulence that is contributing to climate change.

Netflix has a show (I haven’t seen it, not subscribing to that medium) called Explained, which focuses on various subjects. One is titled The Next Pandemic, Season 2 Episode 7, 21 minutes, released November 7, 2019. Someone I know signed up for a free 30-day trial to watch. Gates paints a bleak picture of a pandemic killing millions. He also has a 30 million plus death simulation that he’s been using since 2018. Watch it—it is only 15 seconds. Starts in China, of course. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9afTl9z5JHQ&feature=emb_logo

In The Next Pandemic, which is now in progress, Gates said it’ll be like history’s “gigantic wars.” And he clearly predicted, “The economy will shut down” (said at 2 minute mark). We keep running into these pre-2020 references about shutting down the economy. It was in the plan all along. After this singular video, he followed with a six episode Netflix series entitled, The Next Pandemic: How to Prevent An Outbreak, completed in November 2019 and released on Netflix January 22, 2020.

Gates Foundation funds failed model makers. One of these, the IHME, is at the Universiy of Washington in Seattle, Bill Gates’ hometown:

https://nationalfile.com/gates-foundation-funded-both-imperial-college-and-ihme-failed-model-makers/

[Can anyone guess where the first recorded case of Covid-19 appeared in the U.S.? You guessed it—not far from Billionaire Bill’s’ mansion in the Seattle area. What a “coincidence.”]

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The killer in the shadows

The CDC Revises Covid-19 Numbers—Again

Thomas Gallatin

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its [Covid-19 virus] numbers yet again, with its current and now “best estimate” for the COVID-19 fatality rate among infected people down to 0.3%—far lower than initial projections that spurred shutdowns nationwide. In fact, the CDC estimates that 35% of individuals infected with COVID-19 never experience symptoms, which means that the total rate of infection is 50% higher than the number of symptomatic cases. This would once again indicate that the virus is much more widespread than previously assumed.

These latest numbers from the CDC appear to support the findings of Thomas A.J. Meunier, a researcher from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. In a recent article published in the medical journal The Lancet, Meunier concluded that the “full lockdown policies in Western Europe countries have no evident impacts on the COVID-19 epidemic.” Meunier argued, “I expect that when we count the number of deaths from COVID-19 in each country in one year from now, the figures will be similar, regardless of measures taken.” Sweden’s former lead epidemiologist, Johan Giesecke, concurred, arguing that lockdowns ultimately don’t prevent deaths; they simply push them a bit further into the future.

Meanwhile, an early advocate of total lockdown, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warned on Friday, “We can’t stay locked down for such a considerable period of time that you might do irreparable damage and have unintended consequences, including consequences for health.” He added, “I don’t want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go.” – Patriot Post 5/26/20

[Are our state officials listening? -ed.]

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Doctors call for end to shutdown

Dr. Fauci’s recent comments (see above) come on the heels of last week’s letter to the White House from more than 600 doctors calling for an end to the “national shutdown” over growing concerns of a coming “mass casualty incident.” The letter warns, “Millions of casualties of a continued shutdown will be hiding in plain sight, but they will be called alcoholism, homelessness, suicide, heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. In youth it will be called financial instability, unemployment, despair, drug addiction, unplanned pregnancies, poverty, and abuse.”

Evidence seemingly supporting the letter’s dire claims comes from John Muir Medical Center, a hospital located outside of San Fransisco, which reported more suicides this past month than deaths from COVID-19. Dr. Mike deBoisblanc, head of the emergency department, observed, “We’ve never seen numbers like this in such a short period of time. I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.” A trauma nurse stated, “What I have seen recently, I have never seen before. I have never seen so much intentional injury. They intend to die.”

Given that the fatality rate is far lower than expected, while deaths of despair are rising, inquiring minds want to know: Was this whole lockdown worth it? – Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post 5/26/20

[One wonders how many deaths and other tragedies with long-term family and societal effects could actually be traced to the lockdown. Overall, has the supposed remedial/avoidance measures been worse than the virus itself? That question does not ignore the awful pain and loss experienced by families who lost loved ones during this crisis. Some were personal aquaintances of mine. Our heart is broken for their families. It is also moved for those spiritually weak ones who won’t survive this lockdown, and the others who would have been converted during this period but were missed. We must not forget them—the casualties of the killer in the shadows.]

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In case you missed these reports

Taiwan did not shut down

A neighbor nation to China with a population of 24 million did not shut down their thriving economy, even though they have as many as 400,000 who work in China. They have had 441 cases and 7 deaths. I wonder what would have been the casualty numbers had they shutdown?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/05/15/asia/china-taiwan-coronavirus-ties-intl-hnk/index.html

Can you count the times in recent speeches the Chicago Mayor refers to New World Order?

Leftist and socialists want to see global governance arise out of this pandemic. Here is one episode stating that she expects government agencies and employees to “pledge allegiance to good governance and to the New World Order.” “Good governance” are said to be U.N. totalitarian code words.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=lori+lightfoot+new+world+order&ru=%2fvideos%2fsearch%3fq%3dlori%2blightfoot%2bnew%2bworld%2border%26FORM%3dHDRSC3&view=detail&mid=D3C359BD3864B766190BD3C359BD3864B766190B&&FORM=VDRVRV

Get ready to hear this kind of talk from officials in the future. Here’s a scary one for Chicago residents who can’t leave home without threat of arrest and jail:

Colorado admits 24% overcount in Covid deaths

The number of coronavirus deaths in state figures topped 1,000 about three weeks ago, but officials with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment revealed during a call with reporters that that number does not really represent the number of people who have died due to COVID-19. They admit to at least a 24% overcount. It seems that anyone who dies these days, they want to tag them as C-19 “related.”     https://www.gopusa.com/colorados-health-department-admits-24-overcount-in-coronavirus-deaths/

The truth seems to be that whatever figure is posted by the CDC or WHO is an inflated number. To power hungry politicians, higher numbers justify police state tactics.

Cuomo vs. Trump

NY Governor Cuomo said that the last places permitted to reopen will be the churches. The President had other ideas. He said, “Open them now…this weekend (May 24). They are essential.”

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The U.N. wants you to shut up and get off the Net

The current UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterrres of Portugal, goes public with his appeal for censorship of free speech, saying the Internet is filled with “misinformation” about the current pandemic crisis. He wants everyone to parrot the “scientists” (theirs, of course) and globalists or get off the Net and get in line for a vaccine, which some think could be available after Christmas. “Trust” them, he pleads. The social media giants should unilaterally remove all the misinformation from the Net so he can “flood the social media with facts.” You can always trust the U.N. to come up with the facts! (tic)

Listen to his appeal here:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=un+secretary+generall+vido+message+on+covid19&docid=607995716214129366&mid=AB609A4F0AABE9F62186AB609A4F0AABE9F62186&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

They keep saying they want a cure for Covid-19 before opening the economy. Let’s see…do they have a cure for the common cold yet? And just where is most of the misinformation about this virus coming from? (CDC and WHO!) And why are the two political parties at such distance apart on this shutdown if politics is not a factor? Wake up, people!

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A pastor spills the beans

This pastor has his facts on this pandemic as straight as anyone you will hear. It is a common sense assessment of what is really going on. Watch it before it is removed.

https://www.facebook.com/521184991/posts/10159695214824992/?d=n

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Shut down for the real killers, if shut down we must

One wonders if they are truly concerned with the nation’s health and safety, then why not ban tobacco? Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. This is about one in five deaths annually, or 1,300 deaths every day.

An estimated 88,000 people die from alcoholrelated causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and physical inactivity. Those figures are annual, not once in decade or so.

If the country was shut down and the churches closed because of a flu-like epidemic that killed only a small percentage of what tobacco does, why don’t they close it down until folks stop smoking, chewing and drinking? Of course, we all know in our hearts why they do not. It is not so much about people dying but about money, power and control.

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Oh, deer…what’s next?

On a recent episode of Amazon’s Twitch media outlet, a transgender was featured who identifies as a deer and who openly threatened to come against and ban any Twitch users who hold less “diverse” opinions. So much for tolerance.

“I have power, they can’t take it away from me,” bragged Steph Loehr, also known as FerociouslySteph, who was once a male, now a female (a doe with pink and blue horns?). “And honestly there are some people that should be afraid of me, and they are because I represent moderation and diversity and I’m gonna come for harmful people. If you’re a really s****y person—I’m gonna stand up against you. Period. And Twitch is endorsing me to do that.”

Galloway: “Flagan, are you scared?”

A video was shown of Loehr explaining how she likes to “prance around and eat grass,” and have a “deergasm” while getting a head-rub (all this is demonstrated in the video). Such are the wonderful, wholesome folks who leftists are allowing to censor free speech on the Internet. If we don’t make our voices heard now in Washington, such people will be pressing legislators to pass laws to protect and promote their activities. What about protecting sane folks? Sound advice: Drop Twitch and any other social media platforms that censor conservative speech. Parents, do you know what your teens are watching?

Shades of Nebuchadnezzar!

Source:

https://www.theblaze.com/slightly-offensve/trans-deer-twitch-moderator?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

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Molech appears at Vatican-owned Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome is the most visited tourist attraction in the world. Now a giant statue of the pagan god Molech (sometimes spelled Moloch) has been erected there. Since the Vatican owns the structure, they evidently approved its placement. The strange becomes more strange every day. In the Bible, the god Molech is associated with the sacrifice of children.

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Personalities on parade

Trey Gowdy at six months:

Dr. Fauci at 2 months: “Chairman Xi Jinping, I have been thinking about a way we can scare the pants off of Americans and disrupt their economy in 2020.”

Donald Trump at seven months:

Adam Schiff at age 59:

Crowned too early: Hillary at 4 months

Bill Gates at six months: “You will accept my tattoo vaccine or you will be quarantined until you do.”

Chuck Norris at three days: “Hang on, folks! I’ll kick some sense into their heads!”

Since tens of thousands are dying from auto accidents every year, Pelosi and Schumer say we must revert to a safer way (below) to get around. Latest model comes with umbrella. Watch your step.

As the world turns learns…

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The Last Words

  • If you can’t trust your state to correctly count the number of Covid-19 deaths, how can you trust them to correctly count mail-in votes?
  • Question for Hillary: If you are chosen as Biden’s VP and he wins, what would be the first thing you would work on? Hillary: “His obituary.”

The prayer of an old sea Captain

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrived safely because we sailed too close to harbor.

Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the waters of life; having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity, and in our efforts to build a new earth, we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas, where storms will show your mastery; where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizon of our hopes; and to push back the future in strength, courage, hope, and love.

This we ask in the name of our Captain, who is Jesus Christ.

Amen!

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Have a safe and blessed month!

JREnsey

PS: I have contacted my Congressman about issues that concern me. I trust you have connected with yours. And thanks for changing my email address in your contact lists to jrensey1@gmail.com.

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JREnsey mid-May 2020 blog

Welcome to this extra mid-May blog. Check out Just A Rehearsal? Is Covid-19 restrictions about our health only or is it a rehearsal for future “lockdowns”?

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The Word for Today

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior” (1 Timothy 2:1-3 NLT).

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Words of wisdom

If you won’t take credit for what God does, you won’t have to take the blame for what He doesn’t do. – Paul Price

When the state puts you in jail for walking in the park with your child because it is too dangerous, but lets criminals out of jail, it is not about your health. – Kevin Sorbo

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Isn’t it funny…

…how we need to “release people from jail ‘so they won’t get Covid’ applies to rapists and pedophiles but not to hair stylists?” – Allie Beth Stuckey

…how, if YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are deferring to the WHO, and WHO is deferring to China, then social media companies are de facto being censored by China? – PatriotPost

…that the only way the Covid virus will die is if it has dirt on the Clintons? – Ibid.

…how going to a crowded Krogers or Walmart or Home Depot is safe, but going to an ocean beach, even an unpopulated one, is unsafe?

…how some politicians go entirely deaf to charges of sexual harassment when it involves someone in their party?

…that some people still believe everything their government tells them?

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Just A Rehearsal?

“Lock ’em up!”

That recent official order did not relate to the Clintons or a lying former FBI Director but to the nation’s churches.

In 1 Timothy 2:1-3, the Apostle Paul issued instructions for Christians to pray for those in political authority and positions of power. Back then they were dealing with the mighty Roman Empire at large and the law-bound Hebrew nation up close during Paul’s lifetime. He urged prayer for them in spite of their hate and persecution and gross hypocrisy.

Perhaps it was no easier for Paul to know how to pray for Roman rulers than it is for you and me to pray for presidents and congressmen, especially when you see abuses of power that are sowing the seeds of totalitarianism in our nation. Actor Kevin Sorbo has accurately discerned, “When the state puts you in jail for walking in the park with your child because it is too dangerous, but lets criminals out of jail, it is not about your health.” It is about power and control. And when they let you go out for groceries and hardware but then they insist on a “mail-in vote,” you can be certain that they are not concerned about keeping you safe from a virus. When liquor stores are considered “essential” entities to be kept open but churches must be locked, something is wrong with this picture.

That being said, we must never stop interceding for those in authority, and especially for those who seem to want to do the right thing. I must admit that prayer for tyrannical kings and puny potentates is more difficult than ever—although more needed than ever.

Government corruption is now touching each of us, and our families and homes. It is not just off out yonder in far away Washington somewhere, but now all around us. We are presently in a test to see how far citizens will allow government to go in controlling their lives. This present scenario was organized last year, and much of it planned years ago (see links below) before you and I had heard of coronavirus. How to take control of the masses, masked as a pandemic, was discussed and outlined

Make no mistake, this present virus is real, and it is aiding in the death of a lot of people, some of whom I have known personally, and much of what we are doing to curb the spread of it is wise. We have nearly a dozen health care workers in our church battling this pandemic—heroes every one. But did it merit shutting down the country? We have had similar viruses and flu pandemics and other pestilences loosed upon us (virtually all from Asia, particularly China) that killed hundreds of thousands of Americans, yet former administrations did not shut the country down.

Yes, we have lost thousands of citizens, mostly older ones, with complications traceable to Covid. We have also lost millions of jobs, many of which will never come back. Poverty is now or soon will be staring many in the face. Dependence on government checks—a goal of socialists—is more common than ever in our lifetime. Suicides have escalated, as have divorces. Confusion reigns. We want a stable government run by honest and fair-minded individuals. For that we are told to pray: “..that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

In 1918, we were fighting a war in Europe when the flu struck and took the lives of 675,000 people in the U.S. There was no shutdown of the economy and the closing of churches. In 1957, the Asian flu killed 116,000 Americans when the population was only 177 million. To extrapolate that out, we would be seeing many hundreds of thousands of deaths, perhaps over a million with Covid. I had the Asian flu (it targeted younger people) in 1957 and it put me and many others on our backs. However, there was no hysteria, no shutdown, schools and businesses remained open, sports continued, the economy was not totally wrecked, the stock markets didn’t crash, Congress didn’t pass politically-motivated legislation, and the hospitals and health industry handled the pandemic.

The Hong Kong flu of 1968-69 killed another 33,000 but no shutdown of the country occurred. Folks figured disease was more of medical problem than one calling for a political solution. Right now the effort is on to unseat a president. That understanding does not diminish the pain of loss in those families touched by Covid. Our hearts go out to them.

The former Coronavirus (SARS) in 2003 took its toll. In 2009 the Swine Flu (H1N1) killed thousands and there was no shut down. The current virus targets older people who are more likely to vote for a more conservative government. I’m not saying that was by design, although it could have been. Why would we ever trust the Chinese communists and those who bow to them to do the right thing regarding America?

Another nation, like China, can do this anytime they want to. It’s called biological warfare. They know they cannot whip this nation in a war, but they want to do it without firing a missile. What we are presently seeing is a propagation of fear that is being used to diminish the will of the nation. Death numbers of Covid are being purposely skewed (we all know this) to produce more fear and collect more money for hospitals or political entities. With each passing day, America faces new cases of pathological lying from the political establishment. Even Dr. Birx of the President’s Coronavirus task force, reported death tolls from the virus are overstated by as much as 25%. In an extremely blunt criticism of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) where the numbers originate, Dr. Birx stated, “There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust.” Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, himself a medical doctor, spoke out against the perceived wisdom of globalist Dr. Fauci, noting that his pandemic response has been marred by “wrong prediction after wrong prediction.” For answers to many questions, follow the money—and the politics.

With Dr. Fauci, the WHO and CDC calling the shots, the nation was shut down. Fauci now says schools may not open in the fall. Gates wants compulsory vaccine for everyone. They are saying it will probably not be available until January. Will it come to be vaccinated or else? He has even offered $10 million to Nigeria if the leaders will bypass elected government bodies and impose mandatory vaccine for all. And who could you trust with your freedoms more than globalists like Dr. Fauci, Bill Gates and George Soros? They are on a par with the guy on Times Square in NYC selling an armful of “Rolox” watches, or Adam Schiff informing us of the truth about governmental oversight.

It is fairly obvious that one of the objectives was to bring down the greatest economy that the world has known, and with it the current presidency. That seems to be common knowledge. There are no secrets anymore. Leftist governors are not planning on opening up sports events in the fall. Why is that blue state officials want to keep the economy on lockdown? HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson said on May 9, The economic crisis we are experiencing right now is intentional. They are jailing people like the salon owner in Dallas for opening up a little early so employees could buy groceries and feed their families while turning convicted prisoners loose! The NYC mayor has banned constitutionally protected protests of any kind. An array of NYC cops threw a woman, accompanied by her small child, to the ground and handcuffed her because their masks were not covering her faces. Is the management of this pandemic just a rehearsal for future impositions? Nothing appears more certain.

Getting people to tattle on each other, or reporting stores that may violate a spatial requirement or a 25% customer rule—that is the kind of thing they promote in Communist countries. Our police departments have been busy on calls about such reported “violations.” Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of a basketball franchise in Dallas, admitted to sending spies into stores to see if they were enforcing the 6-foot rule of social distancing. Drones are being used to spy on potential violators. We are being conditioned to accept total top down control secured by the socialists’ methods of monitoring the populace.

Be cautious, listen carefully to your pastor, obey the guidelines of your church. Dump fear. Keep the right attitude. Wrong and divisive spirits can find a way into a congregation impacted by the present crisis. Be aware. Be humble. Be informed. And most of all, be prayerful. “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour (1 Timothy 2:3).

[The above is a compilation of personal experiences and observations, along with information gleaned from government sites and other public sources that anyone can find with minimal research.]

The following sites will give you a grisly view of our present and future pandemics and how they are/will be managed to install top down control of the masses. Dr. Fauci and the globalists and communists have been hard at work for years to achieve this ultimate goal of personal and economic control.

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=event+201+video

https://www.who.int/influenza/preparedness/pandemic/en/

https://apps.who.int/gpmb/

https://twtext.com/article/1253072437861851142

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From Asia with love—Flu, Covid, murder hornets…what’s next? Flying sharks?

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The Last Words

I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.”  —Thomas Jefferson (1785)

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).

JREnsey

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JREnsey blog for May 2020

Welcome to the JREnsey MAY 2020 blog. Get a cup and spend a few minutes with Star Parker, Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Benjamin Rush, the apostle Paul, Jesus, and me.

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The Word for Today

“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. 37 For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. 38 And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away” (Hebrews 10:35-39 NLT).

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For the times

Make sure you test positive for the faith. Keep a safe distance from doubt. Isolate unbelief. Know the objectives of the voices to which you listen.

Can you trust the UN/WHO doctors regarding covid-19? An interesting report that we found helpful can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_EwxG8YZ50

Just before publication of this blog, they removed the doctors testimony from the Internet. It didn’t accommodate the official narrative; rather it was more of an exposé. However, the doctors were interviewed on Fox News by Laura Ingraham. The YouTube editors must have received so much flak from the public that they restored it. With all the info flowing to us, much of which is conflicting, we are required to sift through it to find the truth. Wisdom seems to dictate to err on the side of caution, and to be as safe as possible even as we return to gathering at church. Merging official directives, prayer and common sense should bring us to the best choices as we deal with this health crisis.

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Virus never stops revival

What has been exciting is that some folks who weren’t really into outreach and evangelism have gotten involved. The results are amazing. As we were preparing for a recorded service one day, one of our newest converts brought a couple to the church to be baptized. He had given them a Bible study and they were ready to obey the gospel. As soon as they were baptized, another call came that a lady who was suffering from cancer wanted to be baptized. As the name of Jesus was called over these folks, we realized how ingathering can continue even when we are not allowed to have church as usual.

This health crisis has motivated both Christians and non-Christians people to do some self-evaluation on their own. And if we can keep the message of salvation flowing out from church services, home Bible studies, and personal witnessing, God will continue to give the increase.

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Maybe it is time to laugh a little

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Jesus and the Father

“I and my Father are one…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 10:30; 14:9).

Although Trinitarians sometimes mock Oneness believers, claiming that we think Jesus is His own Father, we would never put it just like that. But we are not afraid to say what the Scriptures say—they are “one.”

Trinitarians jump through semantical hoops to attempt to explain Jesus’ statements by saying they are one like a husband and wife are one (Genesis 2:24). However, what man would say, “When you have seen me, you have seen my wife”?

How can Jesus be both the Father and the Son? From a Trinitarian standpoint, it is incomprehensible. In human reasoning it is a legitimate question. The Scriptures hold the answer.

In Isaiah 9:6 we are told of a Son and a Father who were the same entity: “[A] son is given…his name shall be called…the everlasting Father.” The BIble never speaks of God as “they…them…themselves,” as though God was a plurality of divine beings. God always represented Himself as one: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one” (Deuteronomy 6:4).

In biblical jargon, Jesus can be both the Father and the Son just as He can be both the root and the offspring of David (Revelation 22:16), and both the Creator and the creature (Colossians 1:15,16), both the purchaser and the price of redemption (Acts 20:28; Matthew 27:9; I Corinthians 6:20),  both the High Priest and the sacrifice (Hebrews 2:17; 9:26), both the Lion and the Lamb (Revelation 5:5; John 1:29), both the Shepherd and the door of the sheepfold (John 10:11; 10:7), both the first and the last (Revelation 1:8), and both the beginning and the end (Revelation 21:6).

Believers in the Oneness of God do not fear to exegetically dissect any verse in the Bible. Trinitarians, believers in multiple persons in the Godhead, are forced to read the Scriptures eisegetically, injecting into them their own presuppositions and biased theology.

The Scriptures reveal a unique relationship of God and Christ (deity and man; divine Spirit and human flesh) for which the world has no analogy, no real comparisons, no similies that fit. Jesus Christ was more than just a man, more than just a Nazarene carpenter’s son, a maker of tabletops and wagonwheels—He was God showing Himself to men in flesh (I Timothy 3:16).

As we have heard Clifford Readout, Jr. say so eloquently, “Jesus was the translation of God to men by the Son of God.” God was Spirit, man was flesh, so there had to be a translator, a mediator who spoke both “languages.” Jesus was God translating Himself for men, a self-disclosure of the Infinite by the finite, a rendering of the eternal Spirit by mortal flesh, a revealing of deity by blood and bones. He represented God to men and men to God (I Timothy 2:5). Jesus of the New Testament revealed the God of the Old Testament.

We can understand and relate to Jesus because He was one of us. The disciples knew Him, touched Him, handled Him, John said, calling Him the very “word of life” (I John 1:1). God came as the man Jesus Christ to speak to men at their level, manifesting the wisdom and power of God (I Corinthians 1:24). In this He did not fail, as Isaiah had so accurately predicted long ago (Isaiah 42:3,4).

Jesus was not just a man with a message, He was God’s message wrapped up in a man (John 1:1)! He was the eternal Word pushed through the birth canal of human experience, the visible form of the one invisible God (John 12:45). Who but Jesus could say, “I came but I was already here…I am going away but I will never leave you?”  (John 8:56-58; John 16:7; Matthew 28:20). What a wonder He is!

Trinitarianism is men defining God in pagan terms but Jesus Christ is God defining Himself. The term “eternal Son of God” is a Trinitarian invention not found in Scripture. Jesus Himself is the final authority on who and what God is.

“Let God be true, but every man a liar” (Romans 3:4).

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A Defense of the Use of the Bible in Schools

By Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813), distinguished physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Dr. Benjamin Rush was an outspoken Christian, statesman, and pioneering medical doctor. He was a prolific author, publishing the first American chemistry textbook. In 1797, President John Adams appointed Rush as Treasurer of the U.S. Mint, a position he held until 1813. He also founded America’s first Bible society. At the time of his death in 1813, he was heralded as one of the three most notable figures of America, the other two being George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.

This booklet, published in the late 1700s, was an appeal to keep the Bible as a primary textbook. Below is a link to the article, which I trust you will read and pass along to your friends, especially to all of the teachers in your church. It is unnerving to see how far America has drifted from the ideals of the founders. Can the sharp left turns be steered back toward a more sensible approach—regarding education in particular? It depends on US! Every pastor and parent would do their family a favor by reading and taking to heart the message of Dr. Rush. Click on the link below and read the article, then pass it on.

https://www.biblebelievers.com/Bible_in_schools.html

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Harvard professor wants to ban homeschooling because it’s “authoritarian

She wants the government to have authority over your children, not you. This is the kind of clap-trap that is banded about in college publications and classrooms today. Read about it here:

https://nypost.com/2020/04/23/harvard-professor-wants-to-ban-authoritarian-homeschooling/

I would be comfortable saying that any 10 randomly chosen homeschoolers could beat any 10 randomly chosen public school kids in a test on basic subjects.

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Who is surprised?

Authorities arrested an 18-year-old student at Rhinelander High School in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, after the student allegedly sexually assaulted one of his fellow students. A spokesperson for the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place in the school’s gender-neutral restroom. The school had refurbished a former men’s restroom and turned it into a gender-neutral space in order to make comfortable the students who were transgender or “gender expansive.”

The school has now closed the restroom to its student population.

School administrators just don’t seem to get it. Falling all over themselves to accommodate the LGBTQCORECTUMSHYLAG movement is never going to overcome human tendency toward such occurrences. And whatever they do will never be enough to make that movement “comfortable.” They will never be satisfied. Wake up.

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Is anyone watching and listening?

“The American people will eventually fly the Communist Red flag…the American people will hoist it themselves.” – Former Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev

A variety of leftist groups use radical environmentalism as ideological packaging to carry out street actions advocating revolution. For example, if the United States has a “People’s Climate Movement,” you should know that it is a product of the communist-led parties. In the United States, the organizations involved are the Communist Party USA, Socialism in Action, the Maoist American Revolutionary Communist Party, Ecological Society, Socialist Workers, Alternative Socialism, American Democratic Socialism, Free Socialism, and others. They hosted the People’s Climate Rally and the People’s Climate Parade. Slogans at these rallies have included “System change, not climate change,” “Capitalism is killing us,” “Capitalism is destroying the environment…Capitalism is killing the planet,” and “Fight for a socialist future.”

These groups, with a sea of red flags, have marched in many major cities in the United States, including Washington. With more and more communist and socialist elements to strengthen environmentalism, “green peace” has made a full transition to red revolution.

In 2006 a British diplomat said in a public speech that those who doubt climate change should be treated by the media no differently than terrorists, and that they should not be given a platform to speak. (Wkl)

Restricting the right to think and express those thoughts is one of the ways communism divorces people from a concept of good and evil based on universal values. As long as we let them teach socialism and anti-American garbage in our schools, we will be pushed toward fulfillment of Khruschev’s prophecy.

Note: The Hollywood actor who recently cried, “Capitalism is killing us!” has no concept of reality or history. Capitalism has grown a country from nothing to be the greatest nation in history. It has granted its citizens the freedom to develop the highest standard of living on the planet, and given idiots like him an opportunity to speak their mind, regardless how shallow and uninformed he may be. Remember: Hate speech is just free speech that Leftists don’t like.

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Guess who does not want a border wall:

  • The Mexican drug cartels
  • Human traffickers
  • MS-13 gang members
  • Terrorists who want in to do us harm
  • Democrats

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Don’t be fooled

If you believe that the current emphasis on environmentalism and climate change is merely a compassionate view of our responsibility to care for the earth, there is some oceanfront property in Kansas you might be interested in purchasing. Atmospheric shifts and temperature variances on the earth’s surface have been around at least since Genesis 6.

On the first Earth Day in 1970, they were warning of a new ice age that seemed to be approaching. Now, only 48 years later, they are decrying global warming and a greenhouse effect. Make no mistake, E-ism is just part of the agenda to ultimately have the state assume the ownership and/or management of our nation’s industries. They want to take commercial businesses and industry from private hands and place it under complete control of the government. Maybe they want to create a utopia like that in Venezuela. Check out the streets in the two largest California cities from which many environmentalists hail. Why don’t they start there where the homeless are spreading human waste all over the place?

Vaclav Klaus, the former president of the Czech Republic, a former Soviet state, said: “Communism was replaced by the threat of ambitious environmentalism.”

C’mon students and millennials—get a grip. Learn to identify subversive anti-American politics when you hear it and see it.

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Just so you know

Free enterprise: An economic system in which citizens may own private property, and businesses operate in competition and largely free of state control.

Capitalism: An economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. This keeps more money in the hands of private citizens who generally prove they know better how to handle it than does the government.

Socialism: A political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned and/or regulated by the state. In Marxist theory, it is a transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of Communism. Wealth is managed by the bureaucrats embedded in the government. The press and information sources are controlled by the state, as apparently are many college students and millennials.

Communism: A political theory derived from Karl Marx and leading to a society in which all commercial property is state owned and workers are paid on a scale determined by the state. China, Russia, and North Korea are examples of communist states. Personal freedom is virtually nil.

Fascism is a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy. It came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.

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Uh-oh…now we know what happened to N. Korea’s Kim:

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The Last Words

 What you can and cannot control:

You can’t control:

• The actions of others

• Social distancing in all instances

• The amount of toilet paper at the store

• The predictions of sensationalists

• Exactly what will happen in the future

• How long this virus will last

• Other people’s motives

• How others react

You can control:

• Turning off the news

• Finding creative and fun things to do at home

• Your kindness and grace

• Your positive attitude

• Limiting your social media

• How you follow your pastor’s recommendations

 

Thanks for sharing a few minutes with us. Please remember to change my email address in your lists to jrensey1@gmail.com. Have a blessed day!

JREnsey

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