I was baptized and raised a Christian, in some folks minds not a sincere Christian. They claim I've blasphemed. I’ve always questioned everything. For me to believe, I have to know the claim is genuine, not for some ulterior motive, such as control. There is no better way to control people than to put them on a guilt trip, bring down God’s wrath on those who dare to question. For questioning, I’m castigated on this Tea Party. I’m been warned many times by Christians that I’m going to hell, and right here in these Tea Party discussions! I’m arrogant, egotistical, a shameful disgrace to humanity. I was barred from Tea Party Patriots, and warned by this Tea Party’s Director to quit casting aspersions on its founder. The founder cast aspersions on my beliefs. That’s acceptable on this Tea Party. I believe Jesus is my savior and redeemer. This Tea Party maintains that I’m a liar. It seems that Jesus had the same problem. They crucified him.
My mother was born and raised in the Jewish faith. She married a Christian and agreed to raise her children in the Christian faith. She was a Christian. A Christian minister presided at her burial. But she remained respectful of her Jewish background. My Christian minister maintained that my mother, because she was born a Jew, didn’t go to heaven. He said the Scriptures told him that. Too many Christians interpret the Scriptures the way they personally see reality. This mental sickness is dividing America.
I’m not one to accept the established way of thinking. I’m one to solve my problems my way. I believe in the Constitution as written, not in light of today’s needs. My principles and values date from the beginning of man’s appearance on earth. I believe that I was born in the image of my Creator, and as well every human on earth. We are all born with an immortal soul.
Jesus said the kingdom of God is in me. Jesus said that there would be signs in the sun, moon, and stars when there was distress among the nations (Luke 21). He said that this was when he would be there for us. He did not say in what form.
A lady told me that I’m a rock in the stream. I’m not one to hide my belief under a bushel. I see the stream on the tides, ebbing and flowing, and getting nowhere. Christians tend to be set in their ways. I’m not sure I have anything to contribute here, but I’d like to give it a try.
Tea Party Wishes You And Your Family A Happy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
President of the United States of America