I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me
I am a Christian - and I am a warrior - and those like me find peace comes hard but regardless JESUS IS LORD.
Many Christians believe that one of the things God gave humanity was the freedom of choice allowing us to make decisions - and mistakes. Although religious doctrine is not clear on the origin of this freedom of choice the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is logical to me as that origin. You may feel you were taught this choice as a child by your parents but didn't you instinctively realize if something you did was good or bad?
Webster's dictionary defines faith as: "strong belief or trust in someone or something; belief in the existence of God - strong religious feelings or beliefs; a system of religious beliefs". Christians define it as "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen".
Why did I refer to myself as a "warrior"? The bulk of my adult life has been related to the Department of Defense but that is not why. I am not a passive...my spirit is not quiet when I see a moral injustice or a practice that seems focused against the Constitution or Christianity nor when legal decisions are made in respect to "separation of church and state". I do not believe that turning the other cheek means a Christian should be quiet or submissive when being involved in or witnessing an injustice or when Christian symbols or teachings are under an attack.
Our 2017 Christmas Eve - After attending Services it didn't feel right looking for just something to watch on TV. TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Service) had a sermon from Pastor T.D. Jakes then I had a lightbulb moment...I pulled out our Left Behind DVDs (not the 2014 Cage version that really lacked focus but the original 2008 movie with Kirk Cameron and a spot with Pastor Jakes). We hadn't watched it since "escaping" the D.C. area years ago. As we watched the wife said it seemed much like where we were heading under Obama...I told her I thought about this movie all through Obamas "presidency". Many did think he was the anti-Christ simply because he was in control of the nuclear arsenal. Obama isn't the anti-Christ. All through his "presidency" my Facebook banner had the number 144,000 in the bottom right - had Clinton won I would have revealed my reason for having it...and a lot of my readers know what it means. Left behind did reveal a truth of a follower of Christ - they are given a "hedge of protection" - and the ability to see the truth. We followed it up with Left Behind II TRIBULATION FORCE (also Kirk Cameron).
I have made my personal opinion about Obama known by entries on Facebook. I know I have liberals that read my posts that would certainly disagree with me about him - but I make no apologies about my statement. I truly feel that a lot of minds were clouded when Obama first ran and was elected... That feeling intensified as I witnessed his taking steps to tear this country down "to be equal" to the rest of the world.
We were given a second chance with Donald Trump. I will ask those that don't realize it to consider your current welfare and the new tax laws. Sure it's still a mess...but it will be better financially for you...watch and see. The responsibility of this mess with taxs and the Federal budget falls squarely on the elected Senators and Congress-people that have always padded their pockets over the common good. I want to remind those that consider President Trump as our second chance - it is a chance. He is either supported for a full 8 years to rebuild what must be done and create new starts - or - it will quickly be destroyed...in which case those still with clouded minds and don't know about the 144,000 will learn about it
Non-Christians say we are the product of evolution and that a diety is unacceptable. If intelligent humans are the result of evolution and evolution is a continuing process...where is the observable evidence supporting it?