Ferguson Burns

As the title says, the city of Ferguson is burning and, in predictable fashion, all the rioters have accomplished is to attack and destroy their own. Nearly all of the businesses destroyed or looted have been owned by minorities. In the midst of all this, a couple of nitwit reporters have decided to publish the address of Officer Wilson, presumably so the rioters can exact the “justice’ that the liberal media wants, which will make more headlines for the liberal media to “report”  on, of course. The names and addresses of these two idiots are below for your own cerebral enrichment. I agree with the other reporters that feel it only fair to reveal their addresses, since they published Officer Wilson’s. Good for the goose, good for the gander.

The following info can be found here, here, and here.  The photo below is borrowed, and I hope I got it linked correctly (I don’t make money from this).

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Julie Bosman of The New York Times
5620 N WAYNE AVE APT 2
CHICAGO, IL 60660-4204
COOK COUNTY

Campbell Robertson, also of The New York Times
1113 N DUPRE ST
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70119-3203
ORLEANS COUNTY

None of the above is intended to violate any known law, and none of it may be used to violate any known law. So there.

Without prejudice,
Michael P. Hamilton

 

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Sharon’s Dream: A Visit With The Master

Today I thought I’d share a guest post from Sharon Daugherty, one of the ladies at The River, where we attend worship. It speaks for itself:

Good morning, my FB family!

Very early this morning I thought The Lord had something else He wanted me to share with you today, but I was wrong. I had my prayer time at 4am as usual. I fell back asleep and God gave me a dream;

As I walk through the large golden gates my eye’s encounter sights I have never seen. I walk along the pathway of cobble stone and my surroundings are a breathtaking experience of color and wonder that my being has never witnessed before. The smell of the air was sweet, yet not sweet. Like fresh fruit, but not fruity….and as I inhaled, my nostrils were overtaken by the power of the smell that was like nothing that had ever touched them before, and the taste on my lips was sweeter than honeydew.

I sit down by a babbling brook and gaze at the wonder of the countryside. So many bright colors of flowers, colors I had never seen before that I can not even describe. The brightness of it all was almost more than I could take in. I am breathless at it all. There are no words that I can put into my mind, no words big enough or powerful enough to explain the grandeur that stood before me. The feeling was more serene than I had ever felt, and the peace engulfed me like arms of magic that made me feel as though I could fly away.

As my eye’s look on the brook in front of me, fish are playing with one another like I have seen children playing on a playground together. As they pass in front of me, they stop…lift their heads from the water….look at me as if to say, “Welcome Home”, then go on their way of play.

As I look up I see a figure approaching from afar. I sit patiently waiting….wondering. As his destination reaches closer the brilliance of his being is overpowering, but my eye’s will not look away. Strangely, somehow the peace within me grows even stronger. I can actually feel my heart doing triple beats.

He now stands before me and suddenly I am humble with adoration beyond my my wildest imagination. All I can see are his eye’s. Those eye’s….eye’s like I have never encountered…ever. Powerful, warm, loving, gripping eye’s. I feel I must look away but I can not.

He speaks…..”I love you.” How many times have I heard those words spoken to me before….But!! When I heard them this time they were different…so very different.  They were like a giant magnet that grabbed me and I knew….I knew they were never going to let me go.

He sits…we talk…It is Good !

My dream my God gave me this morning. He loves us, my family….HE LOVES US! Love Ya.

Shared with permission from Sharon Daugherty, who originally shared it on her Facebook page on 30 September, 2014.

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Carl Sagan’s Error

“There was a particular tree of which we were not to partake, a tree of knowledge. Knowledge and understanding and wisdom were forbidden to us in this story.”
~Carl Sagan, in his latest book “Blue Dot”

My response to this is as follows:

While well-intentioned, Carl’s idea is based on a misreading of Biblical truth. Knowledge and wisdom were never kept from us, and we were never required to “remain ignorant” in the Garden of Eden. Rather, there exists in Scripture ample evidence of extreme knowledge and wisdom there before the fall. God clearly didn’t bring every creature to Adam to see what he would name them just to watch an ignorant man fail. God was clearly interested in seeing what Adam would do, as he was given the power to conceive or create these names and there is no evidence of any “right or wrong answer” in naming all of these creatures. Rather, Adam demonstrated remarkable intelligence while naming all of these creatures, as well as later on when he stated, regarding his wife: “She shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.” This demonstrates Adam’s knowledge that something (a rib) was removed from his body to create the woman that God had made just for him. New Testament Scripture testifies that Adam, at the time of creation, had “the mind of Christ”. This is not ignorance or lack of knowledge. Quite the opposite; his knowledge and wisdom could quite reasonably have been vast, even by todays standards, as molecular and genetic entropy had yet to set in through the fall and establish it’s inevitable downward spiral we see in evidence even today.

There never was any such thing as a “Tree of Knowledge” in the Garden of Eden. Rather, it was a “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil”, and this is vastly different from Sagan’s so-called “tree of knowledge”. The knowledge of good and evil bring with them the consequence of concience, or awareness of sin, with it’s inevitable guilt and shame. Adam and Eve were always naked and unashamed from the time they were created….they just weren’t aware of the existence of good or evil. After eating of the forbidden fruit, however, that all changed. Now, for the first time in their lives, they knew they were naked, and they hid themselves from God’s presence. Nothing had changed except them, due to the fact that they were now aware of good and evil, which had existed from the beginning. This curse of conscience is central to the purpose of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, as everything He did there was so that we could “come boldly before His (God’s) presence” free of guilt and shame. The Bible is clear that if our own hearts condemn us, how much greater condemnation shall we have in the presence of a holy and just God? This is the reason Christ provided the atonement for us: so that we could, by faith in Jesus Christ, know that our sin is forgiven, and therefore come before God with a clear conscience to have fellowship with Him. It’s also why the apostles, like Jesus Christ Himself, told everyone to repent and believe the Gospel (that Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins). Jesus Himself testified that “No man can come to The Father but by Me.” and his apostles later stated that “….there is no other name under Heaven given whereby men must be saved.”

It seems to me that Carl Sagan needs to pay better attention to what he reads from the pages of the Bible. It remains the most valuable source of truth and knowledge that man has ever known. I have no reason to further investigate Carl’s baseless claims at this point, as that would require purchasing and supporting his erroneous work, as well as wasting valuable time reading it. I find his claims only serve to prove man’s desperation to deny God in vain attempts to avoid answering to Him. Such attempts will utterly fail. Time and real science will always prove God is the source of all that was, is, and ever will be.

May God’s unfathomable grace and truth be revealed to Carl and billions of others like him while there is still time.

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Those Missing IRS Emails

Sooo….the IRS lost all those pesky emails in a series of “accidental glitches” and “crashes”….what a convenient coincidence.

I suggest that anybody go to the National Archives, where all government agencies and branches are required by law to store documents relating to what they do and have done. There, you will find a nearly-empty section reserved exclusively for the IRS. And “Why is this section empty?”, you might ask?

It seems, according to the IRS’s own (and only) historian ever hired (and then fired for doing her job), that the IRS routinely shreds all evidence of anything that it does to cover their tracks. The reason they cited (in private) for doing this is that leaving paper creates a paper trail, and paper trails lead to potential liability and accountability. The reason they cite in public is that everyone is entitled to privacy, and therefore the IRS is protecting our privacy. Failure to cover one’s butt is one of the absolute worst possible offenses an IRS employee can make. The former historian makes all of this clear in her book “Unlimited Power”, which you might still find on Amazon or other places that sell books. It is an astonishing look into the mindset of IRS employees and how they “do their jobs”.

The purpose of the National Archives is so that future generations and agencies can learn from past mistakes. Now, how do you figure they’re gonna’ do that if there is no records to learn from? Of course, that doesn’t stop them from saving anything that you send them and using it against you. Even the United States Military stores it’s records here in accordance with Federal Laws. The IRS, it seems, is only interested in collecting your hard-earned money by any means possible and covering their own petty rumps. None of the current “revelations” astonish me, therefore, and neither should they astonish you.

My best friend once said that there would be corruption in high places. You really don’t think that He just said that to sound cool, do you?

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Sex, Cannabis, and Divine Order

For years I struggled with this simple idea: If everything God made is “very good”, why are there so many horrible things attached to them?

Two notorious cases in point: sex and cannabis. I don’t even need to expound on the evils that can proceed from sex, as most of my friends already have seen so many examples in their own lives as well as in the lives of their loved ones, which brings me to cannabis. Again, almost everyone has seen the evils that come from it’s use and sale, and the lives ruined because of it.

How can any of this be good while also being evil? I finally found a simple, Biblical answer years ago: “Divine order”. Ultimately, everything God created was, indeed, very good, but only when used in the manner in which it was created to be used. Every conceivable evil hammering the world around us, and those we love and care about, results from ignoring God’s divine order of things.

Many years ago, I found that some folks were using cannabis to reduce and/or eliminate headaches and nausea caused by chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This changed my mind and opened up many possibilities regarding these things. More recently I’ve seen abundant evidence of cancer being cured by the use of cannabis oil, under doctor’s supervision.

This has “blurred the lines” for many, and some may say I’m backsliding for this position, but I must disagree. The problem isn’t, and never was, that these things are inherently evil, nor is their use inherently evil. The problem has always been failure to recognize and follow God’s divine order in the use of such things.

The first “divine order” that must be established in all things is “moderation”, or “temperance”. While recreational use of sex and drugs has power to destroy, Godly moderate use of these things, following a Biblical plan, can bring health and life. To paraphrase another writer: If you can’t see how such things can be used for Godly and good purposes, you simply don’t understand God’s design for them yet. And that isn’t God’s problem — it’s yours.

I’ve said all this so I can end with the following: I’m going to stand at this time with Michelle Malkin and her recent discovery and use of these things for her mother-in-law’s health and well-being, as I believe that they have found a Godly, Biblical manner in which to use them.

Go in peace, Michelle, and God’s abundant grace be with you all.

If you’re interested in Michelle Malkin’s article on this topic, you can view it here.
If you wish to see some other references, start here, here, and here. Youtube is also full of references and testimonies on this topic. In addition to fighting cancer, see Youtube’s testimonies regarding hemp oil’s effectiveness in treating seizures.

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