It is a Terrible Thing

A Sunday afternoon rambling

Nobody wants to hear what God has to say. Nobody wants to hear what I have to say.

Joel Osteen had a service at ATT Park in San Francisco. The stadium was packed.

ATT is the Crown Jewel of major league baseball. The SF Giants sellout streak is approaching 400 games. It is a gorgeous baseball park in a gorgeous setting. The views are breath taking. Home runs to right field can splash in the bay if the hitter puts enough bat speed behind it. Tankers slowly make their way through the waves, the nonsense of Berkeley can be observed from a safe distance, and sailboats prance with joy flirting with the beauty of God’s creation – a delight to the senses if one has the right seats.  It is no wonder that all manner of humanity flock to San Francisco. The Golden Gate bridge is the most photographed specimen in the whole of man’s realm.

Did you take in the amazing spectacle and tactical battles of America’s cup? High tech “sailboats” 13 stories tall racing above the currents on foils in front of the spectacular San Francisco shore line. The AC-72’s raced up to 46 mph as Oracle Team USA overcame the Kiwis to claim the oldest trophy in international sports. America’s cup was the absolute pinnacle of the sport of man, the beauty of God’s creation, the wonder of technology, and the high drama stakes of the most epic comeback in the history of sports.

Back to Mr. Osteen. He is known for his positive and uplifting messages. But true Christians know that they serve a Holy God who cannot let inequity scourge the lives of people indefinitely… justice must eventually over rule the day.

Sitting in that buzzing crowd on a Saturday night was Nancy Pelosi who claims a faith via Catholicism. She claims Christianity but it is obvious to anyone with a rudimentary understanding of the First Commandment that her functional god is liberalism. She advocates for abortion, sodomy, deficit spending and she embraces the intoxicating power that liberalism affords her.

Joel Osteen, as a minister of the gospel, had an opportunity to tell Mrs. Pelosi to repent of her wickedness and therefore escape the wrath of God.

Mr. Osteen failed to preach the full gospel, impart the whole counsel of God, and therefore Nancy Pelosi continues to be at very high risk of suffering the terrible thing known as God’s justice in payment for Pelosi’s chronic wickedness.

What should have been a lightning strike in an effort to remedy her soul ended up being a cheer leading session for inequity to continue.

Repentance from dead works is germane to the Christian faith. America sinks like the Titanic while some of its preachers sing zippity-do-da all day long. It is high treason. Faithfulness to the gospel is health to the soul of America.

 

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Obama – A Convoluted Mess

This article ran at Intellectual Conservative on February 7th, 2016

The unvarnished truth is that Obama is a convoluted mess because he claims Christianity, lives by liberalism for political power, but his heart is with Islam.”

Obama – A Convoluted Mess

This is a political essay.

I read an article about Obama’s, “Christianity” in the Washington Post recently.  The liberal media continually carries water for Obama, rationalizing his actions, spinning his dysfunction, and justifying his failures.  Churchill said this about truth: “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” In the American cultural wars the daily blast of white hot lies by the liberal media continually smoke-screens the truth.

Saul was a leader of ancient Israel.  The problem with Saul is that he tried to lead Israel in his own strength, by his own reasoning and by his own abilities.  God eventually rejected him as a leader.  This is a parallel for Obama’s type of leadership.

David in contrast led the Israelites by seeking God’s counsel with humility, much prayer as the Psalms attest, and he was described as a man after God’s own heart.  He was a type of Christ.

Read more here: http://intellectualconservative.com/obama-a-convoluted-mess/

 

 

Evangelicals Must Vote

This ran at the Visalia Times Delta on January 27, 2016

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Evangelicals Must Vote

This is a political essay.

It is real easy for Christians to throw their hands up in total disgust and conclude that our country has finally staggered into a moral morass. The thought is that my clan and I will make it to heaven and that is the end of it. And Jesus said His Kingdom is not of this world.

But not so fast.

Jesus came to redeem individuals and cultures. Long ago God sent a man named Jonah to a wicked people in the ancient city of Nineveh. God wanted the people to repent and seek Him. We know from elsewhere in the Bible that wickedness brings a curse and destruction but repentance brings peace and prosperity.

Jesus came to redeem a people who despised him, which is why he was crucified. Nineveh was likewise.

Obama’s policies have left 95 million Americans out of the work force. That is not prosperity.

Obama’s open borders lead to drug runners, terrorists, criminals and sex traffickers coming across the border. This does not lead to peace. Obama’s open borders are for the purpose of importing a simple-minded dependant voting class to increase Democratic Party power. Good men know this is evil.

It is altogether diabolical for a leader to say “God bless Planned Parenthood.” Can you fathom the ocean of guilt that has settled upon 55 million mothers who have destroyed their babies in the womb? This is staggering carnage, and it is anything but peace.

If we add Obama’s lying about Benghazi, lying about doctors to get Obamacare  passed, trashing the 1st and 2nd amendments and a host of other issues, good men can easily conclude that Obama cannot be numbered among honorable statesmen. But the American people put him there – admittedly though by his own and the media’s subterfuge.

And we all know that institutional Republicans serve the donor class and not, “We the People.”

So, what are we to conclude? That God will hold every man accountable for his vote. That we must repent of wickedness. But that we are made in God’s image so we are religious right down to our very core. And that God loves us. He seeks our redemption, our peace and our prosperity and that if we do not cast our vote in a circumspect manner then we deserve the chaos and affliction that will eventually come upon us.

Ron Hunnicutt