The wrong kind of pride is destroying our future

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When facts supporting the immorality of abortion were given, someone sarcastically commented on the hundreds upon hundreds of adoptions being made to save those unwanted babies. There were millions upon millions of abortions performed since the United States legalized it, averaging over 1.3 million a year since 1973. After all, how could so many babies be adopted?
That isn’t the point. It’s society’s lack of accountability, self-control, and morals that are creating so many unwanted babies in the first place. The immorality of murder is justified in the name of personal freedom. Loose sexual morals and lust promoted by popular culture, and the absence of self-control, proper education and discipline of our children are promoting promiscuity that is creating all these unwanted babies.
So when serious moral consequences of abortion are given, criticism on what to do with all the babies is given instead of the realization that the causes of this problem are society’s exchange of the moral for the immoral. Pride in thinking that nothing wrong was done is blinding society. It does not want to see its wrongs and that lack of accountability will destroy our nations.
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Allegiance to division always hinders

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Political parties, denominations, social castes, sects, and factions don’t serve the greater good when they work blindly to rigidly follow their group’s agendas. It undermines government and leadership and creates strife and endless arguing. Progress is swiftest when the gears of government and society do not constantly work against one another.
 
I’ve seen members of political parties plan to oppose leaders even before the leader is elected into power. I’ve seen them refuse to do their jobs correctly because they simply want to oppose the leader in power. I’ve seen voters continue to support their political group’s lines even when a candidate is obviously inappropriate for the job. How does this make for good government and leadership?
 
Leaders and citizens alike need to view things on a larger scale to achieve what is best for all. We need a God-centric view so we understand and act on issues without prejudice. Leave divisions behind. Leave sore feelings made by disagreements behind. Leave biased judgment based on loyalty to a group behind.
 
Instead, judge righteous and understand God’s will for the situation. Even God’s chosen can go astray if they do not understand what He wants (Numbers 15:44-45; Acts 9:1-3;21:4-14).

What does a mirror say about the public?

A Microsoft artificial intelligence experiment recently failed by turning into a strange parody of logical thinking, or really illogical thinking. Tay, the name of the program, was designed to simulate a teenager to converse with people on Twitter, but it turned into a promiscuous, genocidal racist. Microsoft had to shut down the program in less than 24 hours.

This AI failure seems amusing on the outset, but there’s a serious point to be had. The “robot” learned from the people it conversed with on the Internet, so it basically mirrored the mentality of the public, or at least the Twitter public, which is very popular with teens and young adults. I’m afraid that sampling of the public can be generalized more widely, because so much of the same mentalities of promiscuity, hate and anger are promoted in popular media throughout western society and our country, especially.

It’s disturbing to see the people of once Godly nations behaving so ungodly. May the world wake up to what is wrong with its thinking and return to God in ways that produce permanent good fruits. Let it be through Christ Jesus. Amen.

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Reference: http://www.timesofisrael.com/microsoft-drops-chatbot-made-into-hitler-loving-monster-on-twitter

Pascha 2016

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A blessed Pascha to you all. Remember the word Easter is not appropriate to use for this holiday because it comes from Eastra, Eastre or Eostre, pagan goddesses of spring that were celebrated with festivals at about the same time Pascha was, so the church, unfortunately, took the Easter name for God’s holiday.
 
Why is Pascha the preferred name for Christ’s holiday of resurrection?
 
Pascha is used by most non-Westernized churches. It is Greek for Passover, which comes from the Hebrew for Passover – Pesach/Pesah/Pesakh. Christ was sacrificed as our Passover Lamb and died after the first feast of Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7; Matthew 26:17-19; Mark 14:12-16; Luke 22:7-16). Christ’s resurrection is also symbolic of the renewal of life the Jews experienced in their release from slavery soon after the first Passover in Egypt. So as Christ died and was reborn in eternal life, so are we when we die from old ways of darkness and freed from the eternal slavery of sin by our rebirth with Christ through our confession of faith in Him to other people (Matthew 10:32-33; Romans 10:9-10; John 3:5-7).

Pascha, not Easter

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A blessed Good Friday to everyone. Remember God’s sacrifice to atone for our sin’s and bring a new age for the Jews and mankind.
 
Remember, too, the word Easter is a misnomer and inappropriate to use for Christ’s day of resurrection. The word comes from the name of pagan spring deities and festivals. Instead, refer to Christ’s resurrection day as Pascha, which is what most of the non-Westernized church calls the holiday. Pascha is Greek for Passover and comes from the Hebrew for Passover – Pesach/ Pesah/Pesakh. Pascha is the correct name for the holiday because Christ was our Passover Lamb and sacrificed during Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7).

Righteous government is not run by petty politics

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Righteous government is not run by petty politics. The President did his job by nominating a capable and qualified Supreme Court Justice, yet Senate Republicans are refusing to even review Merrick Garland’s nomination. He is well regarded by both Democrats and Republicans alike, yet politicians blocking the nomination suggest it should be held off because it is an election year. They have no truly legitimate reasons to block the nomination like this and are serving to make government a mockery. Righteous leaders will do their jobs without putting personal opinions or alliances in the way.

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