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And now….’Blood Libel’

(Warning:   Political and Biblical Commentary below)

(Another Warning:  The views of KCBOB do not reflect the views of KBthejesusfreak)


And now this.  It has been very hard to not write anything about what has been happening in regards to the shooting in Arizona.  The one post I did focused on the reported beliefs of the shooter.  And now this…

Within hours of the shooting many began to blame Sarah Palin for the shooting.  Not just Hated because she is Christian?Sarah Palin…every single person who spoke in opposition to the Democratic agenda and had a loud microphone.  The argument, because of some political picture where Congresswoman Giffords district was targeted this lunatic went and shot up an event Hosted by Giffords.  This, they argue shows that Palin had influence over the gunman and thus was the reason he shot all of those people.  This argument perpetrated by the law enforcement agency (Sheriff Dupnik).  Rather than place the blame of the shooting on a deranged madman…It was the fault of the right wing extremists.  Now many democrats and some republicans are looking to outlaw speech that is “extremist” in nature.

And now this…

Palin posts a video and posted remarks which labeled the attacks leveled at her as ‘blood libel’.  Brief explanation of blood libel can be found here.   It is clear now (as if it hadn’t been made clear before) that Sarah Palin is hated for who she is.  Who is Palin?  Palin has identified herself as a Conservative Christian.  She often uses scripture or speaks of our commitment to God during many of her speeches.  Politics aside, I believe she is hated because she represents a POSESSING FAITH Christian who will not yield her faith for public opinion.  The blood libel remark doesn’t mean that much to me in regards to the historical context.  It does mean something to me in her context.  They are exacting a blood sacrifice from her because she is a Christian.  I get that the blood libel thing didn’t happen….but this is.  These people want to see Palin bleed.  Because Palin has been un-yielding in her belief in God, and everything that stems from it, she has become the target.

As Christian’s we all have to know that this is the life we choose.  Staying staunch in your beliefs will cause you to be called a bigot, zealot, lunatic, crazy, idiotic, and any other number of other names.  All of which Palin has been described as.  If you have been put into the position where you have to defend your faith…chances are you have been called these things as well.  But we know these things will happen (Matthew 10:22).  So we all must be mentally and spiritually prepared, because the climate…is beginning to change. 

I mentioned that many democrats and republicans are now on a legislative war path to limit speech.  If it can be considered extremist then it will be legislated.  The one small problem with that…Christianity is considered by many to be extremist.  Given who has been blamed for the shooting in Arizona (conservative Christians) it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out where they are going with this. 

My hope is that this doesn’t hold and that it is a momentary flash of emotion.  But as my wife and I watched TV last night, I came to the conclusion that this may not be the case.  One pundit disagreed with what Sheriff Dupnik did but agreed with what he said.  This is the conclusion that I am sure many liberals are making at this moment. 

Folks we need to be prepared to stand our ground according to 1 Peter 3:15.  We need to hold firm according to Matthew 10:22.  There will come a time where you will have to choose between this world and your heavenly Father. 

Romans 1:18-32



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The Nihilist, The Atheist, and The Christian

I am sure that everyone has been paying attention to the shooting in Arizona.  Jarod Loughner, went to an event hosted by Representative Giffords.  9 people died, including a 9 year old child.  There is news out now that Loughner is a nihilist.  Now I have heard of nihilism before from movies, or jokes but was never sure as to what it actually was.  Today being a snow day here in Kansas City…I figured I would take a look.

I did a Google search on the word nihilism and landed on an Encyclopedia article which talks about nihilism.  Here are a couple of excerpts:

“While nihilism is often discussed in terms of extreme skepticism and relativism, for most of the 20th century it has been associated with the belief that life is meaningless. Existential nihilism begins with the notion that the world is without meaning or purpose. Given this circumstance, existence itself–all action, suffering, and feeling–is ultimately senseless and empty.”

“In his study of meaninglessness, Donald Crosby writes that the source of modern nihilism paradoxically stems from a commitment to honest intellectual openness. “Once set in motion, the process of questioning could come to but one end, the erosion of conviction and certitude and collapse into despair” (The Specter of the Absurd, 1988).”

It would appear that nihilism is the conclusion to atheism.  Everywhere I go atheists are always talking about one thing…skepticism.  Atheists are always talking about a lack of evidence for God.  At some point they must come to a conclusion.  If they conclude that there is in fact no God, there is only one logical conclusion…life is meaningless, there is no purpose, and that it all is senseless and empty. 

If in fact this is the conclusion that one draws;  life, your actions, your family, everything has no meaning.  There are no moral rules.  Nothing to govern you or society.  Nothing that would prevent you from gunning down 9 people because there are no consequences.  If that seems a little harsh then I would advise that you think this all the way to conclusion.  The thought process for a nihilist would be as follows: “I question the existence of God.  There is not enough evidence to demonstrate that he exists (atheism).  Well if God doesn’t exist, and there is no afterlife, then what is the point.  Life is meaningless, my actions are meaningless.  Why bother with anything (nihilism).”  Here I would agree with Donald Crosby in the quote above when he says that this belief, or this thought process can only lead to depression and despair.

With all of that said…

God exists.  The primary evidence for Gods existence is his creation (Romans 1:20).  God loves you.  If you are sitting in despair or are thinking that life has no meaning…think about this, God sacrificed his son for YOU! (John 3:16).  He sacrificed his son for those who continue to deny his existence.  Who continue to deny the existence of his son.  How powerful is this love?  So powerful that God will forgive ALL of the things that you have done, and will do.  That is so important that it should be said again…  God loves you so much, that despite denying his existence, that he will forgive you for everything that you have done.  Call on God, ask for his forgiveness, accept Christ as your savior in your heart and you can inherit the Kingdom!  You should know that you are not meaningless in God’s eyes (Matthew 6:25-33).   Each one of us is precious to God.  He knows you.  I am not meaning the proverbial you as in everyone…HE KNOWS YOU! (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:16).  This is the good news that Christian’s talk about!

Do not despair!  The God of the universe knows your name, and loves you unconditionally!

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Arizona Law…What would Jesus Do?

Here is an interesting thought?  What would Jesus do in regards to illegal immigration?  I have seen this post, and have heard this argument several times.  The basis for the argument (usually posted by atheist looking to point out the hypocrisy of Christians) “Jesus preached love your neighbor” or “Jesus talked about helping the poor”. 

Now, having read this I immediately thought of one of my previous posts.  In this post I touched on whether or not we could rebel against a government.  Ultimately, the Bible states that we are to follow the law of the land, unless it contradicts the word of God.

What can we take from this?

Those that say Jesus would have a problem with this law (or any immigration law) for that matter are incorrect.  The law of the land outlines current regulations for immigration.  Arizona passed a law based on the federal immigration law, and is now the law of the land in Arizona.

So back to the question…What would Jesus do?

HE WOULD OBEY THE LAW!  He would pray that those who are breaking the law by entering the country illegally would follow the law. 

How do I know?  Romans 13:1-7

If, for whatever reason, you disagree with the law then the word of God does allow you to work within the law to make changes.  That being said those that enter the country illegally do not submit to authority.  They are violating this command.

On a personal note…I guess there is a sense of irony here.  The federal government pushes health care when no one wants it.  Atheists, and supporters of the President tell Christians…you have to follow the law because it is what the Bible says to do.  Then a few months later Arizona passes a law to enforce the illegal immigration laws of the federal government, and they cry foul….  I’m just sayin’

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