Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Five star General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964):
"History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster."

First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Jay (1745-1829):
"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin opposed salaries for officers of government, inluding the executive branch:
"I think I see inconveniences in the appointment of salaries; I see none in refusing them, but on the contrary, great advantages.
Sir, there are two passions which have a powerful influence on the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice; the love of power, and the love of money. Seperately each of these has great force in prompting men to action; but when united in view of the same object, they have in many minds the most violent effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
And of what kind are the men that will strive for this profitable pre-eminence, through all the bustle of cabal, the heat of contention, the infinite mutual abuse of parties, tearing to pieces the best of characters? It will not be the wise and moderate; the lovers of peace and good order, the men fittest for the trust. It will be the bold and the violent, the men of strong passions and indefatigable activity in their selfish pursuits.. These will thrust themselves into your Government and be your rulers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Besides these evils, Sir, though we may set out in the beginning with moderate salaries, we shall find that such will not be of long continuance. Reasons will never be wanting for proposed augmentations. And there will always be a party for giving more to the rulers. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hence, as all history informs us, there has been in every State and Kingdom a constant kind of warfare between the governing and governed: the one striving to obtain more for its support, and the other to pay less. . . . . . . . .
Generally indeed the ruling power carries its point, the revenues of princes constantly in want of more. The more the people are discontented with the oppression of taxes; the greater need the prince has of money to distribute among his partizans and pay the troops that are to suppress all resistance, and enable him to plunder at pleasure.
There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could, follow the example of Pharaoh, get first all the peoples money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants for ever."

But then again, the founding fathers of our country studied and learned from history and they also new the sin nature of man, experiencing tyranny fisrthand.
Of course, how can anyone know the truth about history, let alone learn from it, when it is rivised and falsified to feed to the masses of sheep (Pharaoh's servants) sent to the slaughtering houses called public schools.
I believe we are reaping what has been sowed.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Members of PETA (remember, it's People Eating Tasty Animals) and HSUS must have watched movies like The Fox and the Hound, and Bambi one too many times!
Where in the world do these people get their authority?!
For a good article go here:

Monday, September 27, 2010


Romans 8:15
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

John Buyan says of these 2 verses:
"He cannot, after he has come to the soul as a Spirit of adoption, come again as a Spirit of bondage, to put the soul into its first fear, to wit, a fear of eternal damnation, because he cannot say and unsay, do and undo. As a Spirit of adoption he told me that my sins were forgiven me, that I was included in the covenant of grace, that God was my Father through Christ, that I was under the promise of salvation, and that this calling and gift of God to me is permanent, and without repentance. And do you think, that after he has told me this, and sealed up the truth of it to my precious soul, that he will come to me, and tell me that I am yet in my sins, under the curse of the law and the eternal wrath of God? No, no; the word of the gospel is not yea, yea; nay, nay; it is only yea, and amen; it is so, as God is true (2 Cor.1:17, 20)."

So that is what those verses mean! Wow!
Now that I am a child of God (the Spirit of adoption, salvation), I am no longer to fear the wrath of God (John 3:36) and eternal damnation.

It also tells me that I am washed whiter than snow (Isaiah 1:8)! Even from the sins that seem so unpardonable to some people.
For I was truly a great sinner before God's saving grace, as all mankind are.
Everything I did before I was saved, was sin, not just one certain indiscretion was sin, but everything.

Romans 3:10-12,20,23,24

10As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

11There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

12They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

20Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

24Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Thought for the day

Colossians 2:13
“And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;”
John Gill,
“Forgiveness of sin is not done by piecemeals, or at different times, or by divers acts, but is done at once, and includes sin past, present, and to come; and is universal, reaches to all sin, original and actual, before and after conversion; sins of thought, word, and action”:

The simple fact is when Jesus died for our sins “all of our sin”, all of our sins were yet future.
Colossians 2:13
“having forgiven you all trespasses.”
That’s past present and future.
Sometimes men will not forgive but God does.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


When I saw that this young man, Eric Knowles, is stepping up and out to get involved and run for the office of governor of Maryland, I got a little excited.
But then when I heard him being interviewed by Mr. John Lofton from, my heart sank a little.
He (Eric) seems a little confused on some issues. Listen to the interview and see if you can tell why.
But, hey, he still deserves some credit.
Here are the links:

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Exodus 20:3-6

3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

John 14:6

6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 10:25-30

25Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.

26But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

27My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

30I and my Father are one.

Acts 4:12

12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts 19:17-19

17And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

18And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.

19Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Revelation 20:15

15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Seems that more than books are burned here)



By Coach Dave Daubenmire
September 16, 2010

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.Exodus 20:5-6

I have watched with a great deal of curiosity the feeding frenzy created by the White House regarding the burning of the Quran by a pastor in Florida. I am always leery of where it is the media is trying to take me.

First of all, they want us to know that Pastor Terry Jones shepherds a “small congregation” in Gainesville, Florida, as if behavior is validated by the number of followers that one has. Evidently Joel Osteen’s version of the Gospel is better than Pastor Jones’ because he has such a large following. I’m sure that Pastor Osteen would never do such a “hateful” thing.

You certainly realize that this whole event was driven by the White House, don’t you? Don’t you find it troubling that the President, Hillary, Eric Holder, General Petreaus, and Robert Gates weighed in on this insignificant Pastor’s behavior? Why would they choose to blow oxygen on that small pyre? The President ignores appeals for his birth certificate but speaks out on a small-potatoes pastor? Tell me you are not that stupid.

It didn’t happen by accident. I would say that there is a direct connection to the Ground Zero Mosque and the White House’s attempt to show us how intolerant Christianity is.

“You see now don’t you? Christians can be radical too…but they don’t represent all of Christianity. It is a “fringe” group. Most Christians are moderate and tolerant.”

Do me a favor. Reread that last sentence and substitute “Muslim” everywhere you see “Christian.” That is the agenda. Except they fail to point out that a radical Christian is willing to die for his faith, while a radial Muslim wants to kill for his. The actions of radical Christians and the actions of radical Muslims bear no resemblance.

And of course the “ moderate” Christians always jump into the media trap. They fall all over each other to let the world know that “lunatic” Pastor Terry Jones does not represent “their” Christianity. Whatever that means…

But that is the heart of the problem…”their” Christianity. Too many have remade God in their image. Sadly, there are many different versions of Christianity in the world today, and each one claims to speak for God…most a figment of their imagination of Jesus.

Let me ask you a troubling question that perhaps you haven’t had the courage to ask yourself.

What if God really did tell Pastor Jones to burn the Quran? (Pardon me while I borrow a question from the leftists) “Who are you to judge Pastor Jones?” Hmm?

Certainly you can see that all of this media manipulation is an attempt to herd the sheep towards the gospel of John Lennon.

Imagine there’s no heaven. It’s easy if you try. No Hell below us. Above us only sky. Imagine all the people, living life in peace. You may say that I am a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. I hope some day you will join us. And the world can live as one.

As I listened to a “moderate Christian” talk show host this morning speak for Christianity and its virtues, (among the most important was “respect” and “tolerance” for “other religions” and especially their “holy books”) I couldn’t help but ask myself a piecing question.

Does Jesus respect and tolerate other religions?

In fact, this self-identified Methodist talker informed his listeners that a follower of Jesus would never show such disrespect to another person’s religion. I couldn’t help but wonder what he thought Jesus had died for. Vain philosophies.

Did Jesus die to merely share the platform with the other religious headliners? Are His followers supposed to put Muhammad, Buddha and the boys on equal footing with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?

Does Jesus respect Islam? Would a follower of Jesus every burn a book? The talk-show host said no. Most Christians say no. Ever wonder what the Bible says?

Randall Terry recently wrote:

Throughout the Old and New Testaments, fire is a sign of the judgment of God. Fire came down on Sodom and Gomorrah; Moses burned the golden calf; Joshua burned cities in Canaan; God ordered enemy chariots and “sacred” pagan idols to be burned in fire; Elijah called fire down to consume military men who came to capture him; when Israel forsook God, God brought the Babylonians to burn Jerusalem – including its palaces and Solomon’s temple – to the ground.

Christ said, “Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire….” (Matt. 3:10) and "I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled!”(Luke 12:49)

In Acts 19, Paul orchestrated the burning of books on witchcraft which “mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.”

I guess, as followers of Jesus, the issue we are going to have to come to grips with is whether or not Jesus was who He said He was. If the Bible is true, then Islam is a lie. If the Bible is true, Darwin was a fool. If the Bible is true, there are no other “holy” books. If the Bible is true…

Would you object to the burning of the Satanic Bible, or are Christians supposed to “respect” and “tolerate” it as well? Which “holy” book has led more people to hell...the Satanic Bible or the Quran? Sorry…please don’t cut off my head…just asking.

Would Jesus respect the Satanic Bible? Does Jesus respect the Quran?

Secularism has crept into our churches. Most Christians judge behavior by secular standards.

Standing up for Jesus in the public square has become “intolerant” and certainly no “good Christian” would want to violate that most important of all secular-commandments.

WWJT…What Would Jesus Tolerate…that is the question Christians should be asking ourselves.

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20

No other gods…I guess there are other gods beside Jesus…and He made His position on them very clear.

Here is the point. If “religion” is merely to be used as a set of values by which we live our lives, then I suppose it doesn’t matter which one you choose. But if heaven and hell are real, and there really is life beyond this world, then “religion” takes on a whole new perspective. Christianity is not a popularity contest and it is certainly more than a life-enhancing philosophy.

If the Bible is true, then all other roads lead to hell. Christianity has a cross at one end and an empty tomb at the other.

Jesus was very intolerant…I AM THE WAY…NO OTHER GODS. Would Jesus burn a Quran? I don’t know…but He does promise to burn souls.

I think it is time Christians stopped worrying so much about being nice and started being honest.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Rev. 20.

Does Jesus respect Islam or is He jealous? It would behoove us to know the correct answer.

Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries and Minutemen, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


"There is not a single instance in history in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Last Tuesday we went to Missouri to see Elise and Gabriel. They were visiting some friends there and thought it would be fun for us to come spend the day. It was only a four hour drive.
First we met them at a park for lunch.

walking around


Gabriel is pretending to ride the dog.

These are some pictures Johanna took of them.
I think they were tickling each other.


I am just getting around to posting pictures because we are having trouble with our internet.
On Friday September third we celebrated my birthday and Johanna's birthday. We had T.J. and Rachel over.

Crazy girl. She loves being held upside down.


Boaz and Allen were playing around on the couch and Allen hit his head on the corner of a bookshelf that is sitting behind the couch.

Opening gifts.

Boots! So cool!

Friday, September 3, 2010


Progressivism= Punishing the successful and rewarding the lazy.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds"
-Samuel Adams

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
-James Madison

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