Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chuck Baldwin's article goes well with the Sufficiency of Scripture Conference c.d.s our family is listening to

"Spiritual Wickedness In High Places"
By Chuck Baldwin
February 17, 2010


This column is archived at
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2010/cbarchive_20100217.html


Almost immediately after Adam's fall, Lucifer and his minions collaborated
with evil men to usurp God's authority and sovereignty. And nowhere is God
more sovereign than in the heart and conscience of man. In the spirit world,
the First Commandment ("Thou shalt have no other gods before me") is the
battleground that is most fought over. The war for man's heart and soul is
never-ending.

Nimrod was the first would-be tyrant to try and bring the world into a
global "New World Order." His handiwork produced the Tower of Babel, which
brought about a cataclysmic judgment from Jehovah. However, while Nimrod was
the first globalist to try and unify the nations against God, he was
certainly not the last. The Pharaohs, Darius, Artaxerxes, Cyrus, Alexander,
Nebuchadnezzar, the Caesars, and hundreds like them have all brought their
tyrannical rule over the hearts of men. And their ideas and passions are as
alive and active in the world today as ever.

With every would-be world tyrant, there is one constant: the unholy marriage
between a supranational government and Big Religion. If Jehovah God made
anything clear in the Mosaic model of government, it was the fact
that--until Christ Himself comes to occupy both offices--the offices of
Priest and King were to be eternally separate. At least one Old Testament
Jewish king learned that lesson the hard way.

Yet, Big Government and Big Religion have always come together for the
purpose of enslaving the masses. The devilish duo of Big Government and Big
Religion killed the Old Testament prophets. They hung Jesus on the cross and
persecuted the early Church. They murdered masses during the Dark Ages; they
managed the Holocaust; and their obnoxious offspring are still at work
today. This criminal cabal has been the bane of genuine faith and personal
liberty since the beginning of time.

When Colonial America fired that shot heard around the world and fought
their way to independence, they broke free, not only from the political
domination of the Crown, but also from the religious domination of a State
Church. No longer would citizens be required to join a particular church in
order to hold public office. No longer would citizens be required to
financially support churches and institutions they deemed to be offensive to
their spiritual convictions. No longer could a religious institution use the
power and force of civil government to subjugate men to its tenets and, yes,
tentacles. Indeed, the apostate kingdom created by Constantine's spiritual
whoredom ended at the eastern shore of America!

And dare I say that I am proud of my Anabaptist forebears for helping to
embed the principle of religious liberty into American law and
jurisprudence? Indeed, I am! What many Americans do not know (and what many
militant secularists refuse to acknowledge) is that it was the influence of
the Colonial Baptists--most notably, the Baptist minister John Leland--that
was most responsible for the First Amendment being added to the US
Constitution.

Therefore, it is more than disturbing when I see evangelical Christians
being seduced by the ancient Big Government/Big Religion whorish union
today. How can any true Gospel preacher accept federal Faith-Based
Initiative monies, except that he has either lost all understanding of what
freedom truly means, or is willing to sacrifice the sacred principles of
liberty upon the altar of his own selfish interests? How can any true Gospel
preacher not realize that Big Religion has always conspired with tyrannical
governmental forces against the true Gospel message? Why are they so blind
to these devilish conspiracies? At the highest levels of virtually every
major religion, the conspiracy to hijack truth and enslave the masses is
constantly at work, whether it is Catholicism, Judaism, or Protestantism.

This is what the Apostle Paul warned about in Ephesians 6:12. "For we
wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places."

Of course, the "rulers of the darkness of this world" are demonic. But it is
also an absolute certainty that these demonic forces accomplish their
devilish deeds through evil men who are given to "spiritual wickedness in
high places."

Was not the spiritual netherworld complicit in helping to construct Nimrod's
Tower of Babel? Was not spiritual wickedness at work when Pharaoh murdered
the little children of the Hebrews? Were not dark principalities at work
when Nebuchadnezzar ordered everyone to bow to the image of the Babylonian
leader? When the Lord Jesus called Jewish King Herod a "fox," was not He
acknowledging Herod's complicity with evil? Were not spiritual powers aiding
and abetting the Jewish Sanhedrin when they moved the crowd to crucify the
Son of God? When the early Church was being persecuted, was not spiritual
wickedness at work? When nonconforming Christians were thrown to the lions
and sawn asunder, were not their tormentors influenced by these same rulers
of darkness? Of course they were!

Then, why is it so difficult for modern Christians--especially our pastors
and preachers--to understand that this unholy union of Big Government and
Big Religion is as evil and sinful today as it ever was? Why are they
unwilling to recognize that the same devilish system that plagued the Church
throughout the ages--suspended only temporarily by the successful revolution
for American independence--is rearing its ugly head again? Why are they
unwilling to believe that many of America's leaders (from both parties)
routinely give themselves to luciferian rituals, such as those annual dances
around the fire at the Bohemian Grove? Why is it so hard to believe that we
have leaders (from both parties) who have given themselves to dark, secret
societies, such as Skull and Bones? Why are they not suspicious when certain
religious schools and institutions repeatedly produce many of the leaders
(from both parties) who seem to universally take America down the same path
of globalism?

As most Christians should know, The Beast of Revelation is as much a SYSTEM
as it is a person. As the Apostle John warned, the "spirit of antichrist . .
. even now already is it in the world." (I John 4:3) He also warned, "Even
now are there many antichrists." (I John 2:18)

Any Big Government/Big Religion system that seeks to bring nations into
global unity, enshrine a politically correct theology of universalism,
establish Church/State uniformity, and marginalize independent,
nonconformist ideology is nothing more than the emergence of another Tower
of Babel or Beast-like system! And, dear Christian friend, has it occurred
to you that our central government in Washington, D.C., is currently engaged
in all of the above?

Both political parties--including most of our national leaders and news
media--actively promote globalism; universalism is, without a doubt, the
unofficial--but clearly understood--national religion; and anyone who holds
nonconformist views (i.e., pro-life, Jesus-only theology, anti-UN,
anti-illegal immigration, questioning official government explanations of
national tragedies, etc.) is being viciously ridiculed, impugned, and
marginalized by virtually everyone in the national press corps and central
government. Yes, I am saying it, THE BEAST IS EMERGING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.!

The powers that be in both Big Government and Big Religion want to control
both our hearts and our minds. They cannot tolerate dissent. Mind you: they
do not care if one is Republican or Democrat, because at the national level,
both major parties are marching in the same beastly direction. They do not
care if one is conservative or liberal, because the leaders of both camps
are, likewise, marching in lockstep to the tune being played by The Beast.
They do not care if one is Jewish, Catholic, or Protestant, because at the
highest levels, these religions are committing whoredom with The Beast.

If a pastor or preacher is going to be true to his calling today, he must be
willing to adopt the philosophy of the late, great Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
who said, "The more prominent you are in Christ's service, the more certain
are you to be the butt of calumny [slander]. I have long ago said farewell
to my character. I lost it in the earlier days of my ministry by being a
little more zealous than suited a slumbering age. And I have never been able
to regain it except in the sight of Him who judges all the earth, and in the
hearts of those who love me for my work's sake."

Any desire for promotion, pleasure, riches, or fame will quickly make one a
servant of The Beast. And, I'm afraid, that is exactly what many of today's
pastors and preachers have become.

The fight for independence was as much for the freedom of the heart and mind
as it was for the freedom of a State or nation. In fact, one cannot enslave
the latter until he first enslaves the former. And this is what is currently
at stake: the freedom of the heart and soul to be governed by God and no
other! And this battle will never be won--at least not nationally--as long
as Christians and pastors are unwilling to recognize the enemy for what it
is: "spiritual wickedness in high places."

Saturday, February 13, 2010

CHUCK BALDWIN'S LATEST ARTICLE

I can't help but to agree with Chuck Baldwin.
And why do we keep putting the Republican Party on life support?

A Warning To The Tea Party Nation
By Chuck Baldwin
February 12, 2010


This column is archived at
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2010/cbarchive_20100212.html


As far as grassroots activism goes, the surge in Tea Parties across America
is one of the more encouraging developments to recently take place. It
reminds me of the "Conservative Revolution" of 1994, when the GOP reclaimed
both the US Senate and House of Representatives. At that time, it had been
over 40 years since the Republican Party controlled both the US House and
Senate. And, between the two, the House victories were the most significant.

Spurred mostly by the election of Bill Clinton in 1992, a host of young,
energetic freshman Republicans marched into Washington, D.C., determined to
return a burgeoning and out-of-control federal leviathan to the
constitutional precepts of limited government. I'm talking about
then-freshman House members such as Helen Chenoweth, Steve Largent, Bob
Barr, Joe Scarborough, Sonny Bono, John Shadegg, J.C. Watts, etc. These
young conservatives went to Washington, D.C., determined to reduce the
growth and size of the federal government.

The vehicle used to transport these young conservatives from grassroots
activism to US House and Senate seats was the highly touted "Contract with
America" (CWA), which was orchestrated by House Speaker-to-be, Newt
Gingrich. The CWA included a promise to the American people that if they
would give the GOP a majority in Congress, they would eliminate up to 5
federal departments--such as the Departments of Energy and Education--and
many federal agencies.

Obviously, not only did the GOP-controlled Congress not eliminate a single
federal department or agency--or even shrink the size of the federal
government at all--it expanded the size and scope of the federal government
at every level. And there is one reason for it: Big Government neocons
posing as champions of conservatism co-opted and destroyed the Conservative
Revolution of 1994.

If one wants to put names to these treasonous wretches (and I do), I'm
talking about charlatans such as Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott. Anyone who
thinks that Newt Gingrich is a real conservative or that he will do anything
to reduce the size and scope of the federal government needs to speak with
any of those Republican members of the freshman class of 1994. (Sadly, too,
some of the members of that great freshman class went on to become Big
Government toadies themselves. Such is the power of that Putrid Province by
the Potomac.)

The Tea Parties of 2010 remind me very much of the Conservative Revolution
of 1994. And if the Tea Party Nation is not very careful, they will succumb
to the same fate. The signs of a silent takeover of the movement are already
appearing.

First of all, the Tea Parties were actually born during the Presidential
campaign of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas in 2007 and 2008. For all intents
and purposes, the Tea Parties and the Ron Paul Revolution were one and the
same. These were (mostly) young people, who were sick and tired of the same
old establishment Republican Party. They were tired of establishment
Republicans selling out the principles of limited government; they were
tired of the US Constitution being ignored and trampled by both Republicans
and Democrats; they were tired of an incessant interventionist US foreign
policy that keeps sending US forces overseas to advance a burgeoning New
World Order (NWO); they were tired of perpetual war; they were tired of the
bank bailouts; they were tired of the Federal Reserve; etc.

I know this because I met--and spoke before--the Tea Party Nation in State
after State as I campaigned for Dr. Paul during the Republican primaries
back in 2008. And I met them again all over America, as I was running as an
Independent candidate for President--with Ron Paul's endorsement, no less. I
was with them in scores of meetings (big and small) from Washington, D.C.,
to Spokane, Washington, and all points in between.

But now many of the Tea Parties are distancing themselves from Dr. Paul and
embracing establishment players such as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Even
Newt Gingrich is being courted. Watch out, Tea Party Nation: you're in
danger of losing your soul! Newt Gingrich is not one of you. He is not your
friend. He is an imposter. He will destroy you just like he almost
single-handedly destroyed the Conservative Revolution of 1994.

Plus, be careful about Sarah Palin and other establishment Republicans.
Palin is currently playing both sides. She is promoting Big Government
neocons such as John McCain on the one hand, and sincere
conservative-libertarians such as Rand Paul on the other hand. But if one
wants a real barometer of Palin's true colors, look no further than her
endorsement of Rick Perry in Texas.

Perry is the quintessential establishment Republican. Perry has been in
office for some 9 years, and what has he done to thwart the NWO in Texas?
Nothing! Perry is even a Bilderberg Group attendee. What has he done for
State sovereignty in Texas? Nothing! In fact, he supports the North American
Union and the NAFTA superhighway. What has he done to resist Obama's
universal health care proposals? Nothing! What has he done to protect the
citizens of Texas against an emerging Police State? Nothing! What has he
done to fight illegal immigration? Nothing!

As a result of both Rick Perry's establishment business-as-usual politics in
Texas and the proliferating grassroots Tea Party movement, counterattacking
establishment politics, a Tea Partier herself has entered the race for Texas
governor. Her name is Debra Medina. As the Tea Party Nation in Texas already
knows, Medina is one of you.

Medina is committed to preserving Texas' independence and sovereignty. She
is opposed to the Patriot Act. She will secure the Texas border. She will
give Texas Vermont-style open carry freedoms for gun owners. She wants to
get rid of unconstitutional property taxes in Texas. She will stop the NAFTA
superhighway. Medina is the real deal.

So, what did Sarah Palin do? She went to Texas and endorsed Rick Perry! I'm
sorry, ladies and gentlemen, playing political games in order to rake in
hundreds of thousands of dollars on the speaking and book-signing circuits
is not what the Tea Parties are all about.

Tea Parties are supposed to be about putting principle over politics,
supporting and defending the US Constitution, supporting limited government
and personal liberty, getting rid of the Federal Reserve, abolishing the
IRS, ending preemptive and pervasive wars, and putting truth and integrity
back into government.

Don't get me wrong; there are things about Sarah Palin that I like. I
especially appreciate her pro-life and pro-Second Amendment stands. I also
appreciate her signing the Alaska State sovereignty resolution while she was
governor. By all indications, she did a good job as Alaska's chief
executive. At the national level, however, she favors the Patriot Act--and
even wants to expand it. She supported the banker bailouts. And when it
comes to foreign policy issues, Palin is just another neocon. Plus, as with
most Republicans at the national level, I think she is clueless about the
NWO. And please remember, it was Mr. New World Order himself, Henry
Kissinger, who vetted Palin on behalf of McCain.

The Tea Party Nation should expect better!

The Nation also needs to be careful about Glenn Beck. He says many of the
right things. He is likeable and charismatic; but he's also dead wrong on a
number of issues--issues that are critical to the Tea Party Nation. He's
dead wrong when he attempts to disparage and impugn Congressman Ron Paul,
saying Dr. Paul is a "crazy, kooky guy." He's dead wrong in supporting the
banker bailouts. He's dead wrong when he supports raising taxes (which he
has done on several occasions). He was dead wrong when he supported the
Patriot Act. He is dead wrong when he viciously attacks the 9/11 victims'
families who demand further information about what happened to their loved
ones on that fateful day. And he is dead wrong when he mocks people such as
Alan Keyes and Joe Farah for demanding that Barack Obama release his birth
certificate--if he indeed has one.

And now I hear that there are some self-professed members of the Tea Party
Nation who are actually running for Congressman Paul's US House seat in
Texas. If this is not a sign that establishment Republicans are hijacking
the Tea Party movement, I don't know what is. Remember, the Tea Party
movement began as a support base for the Ron Paul Revolution back in 2007.

I strongly encourage the Tea Party faithful to read Jane Hamsher's recent
column on this subject:

http://tinyurl.com/tea-party-soul

I say again, be careful, Tea Party Nation. You are being infiltrated. You
are being compromised. You are being neutered. Stick to your principles.
Stick with the Constitution. Keep opposing unconstitutional, preemptive
wars. Keep calling for the abolition of the Federal Reserve. Keep fighting
for less taxes, reduced federal spending, and states' rights. Keep opposing
the Patriot Act and the New World Order. Don't abandon Ron Paul. Be wary of
people such as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. You don't need "big name"
celebrities to give you credibility. As Samson's strength depended on
keeping his hair uncut, your strength lies in keeping your principles
intact. And unless you want to wind up like the Republican freshmen in 1994,
avoid Newt Gingrich like the plague!

Monday, February 1, 2010

More Snow

Friday afternoon it started snowing and didn't stop until there was about 3 inches of snow on the ground. And then that night there was sleet and icy rain so in the morning there was about half an inch of ice covering the snow. That made it very difficult to walk in or make snowmen in, so we had to wait until it started melting to make the snowman.

Hey! It grew arms!
This is Jordon making a castle for.........
King Boaz
This is our very mean house that grew teeth. When you walk out the door you have to be careful that they don't fall on your head now that it's melting.
We put the snowman by the steps and yesterday a big icicle fell on him and busted his head.
I took this picture from the upstairs window.
This is Abigail, Peighton, and Boaz using some old skis for sleds.


Here's a video of how it's done.
video




T.J.'s Birthday

The 27th of January was T.J.'s birthday. So we had them over that evening.

All of us (besides Johanna), sitting at the table.
A very cute little mess!



Sorry I didn't have a good picture of Allen.
 
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