she figured it out and acted on it.
'In America we don't worship government, we worship God'
....be a blessing today
1 Samuel 8New International Version (NIV)
8 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders.[a] 2 The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. 3 But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.
4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. 5 They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead[b] us, such as all the other nations have.”
6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”
10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle[c] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”
19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”
21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord. 22 The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”
civil liberties have been replaced by civil rights, religious liberty is being replaced by religious persecution and exclusion.
it's NOT the economy stupid - it's restoring liberty!
...be a blessing today
so, wonder how long until this monument gets condemned and removed?? at the recent pace it won't be long at all.
You tell us, they allways seem to have their way....don't they 9th
" Let's choose wisely."
last night I sat down and started flipping through the channels on tv. Didn't realize it was on the hour, whatever early hour it was - man, it's getting dark early ;' /. So, I was at the beginning of whatever I stopped on and decided it would be 'Lucifer' only because nothing else caught my eye and I was curious on what narrative they'd have in the plot. Guess it shouldn't have been a surprise in these days that the narrative was -- Lucifer's just greatly misunderstood, he's really a great guy.
You and I have our political differences, but every now and then you do have a pretty good thing to share. To bad the elite don't care, they have their agenda to complete.
I thought in the past I had posted something titled 'God vs. government', guess it was on another site - so I'm putting this here due to even though the words are a little different the message is similar;
Study: People Are Less Religious in Places with More Government
The Miami Herald reported Wednesday that psychology researchers from several American universities—including the Universities of Rochester, Virginia, and Utah—found that if governments provided services such as welfare, education, or health care, people were less likely to seek help from higher power.
“If the function that religiosity provides can be acquired from some other source, the allure of religion will diminish,” researchers from the study concluded.
The researchers said that the results held true not just in the U.S., but in countries around the world. They also found a “staggered” link between government services and how many people adhered to a religion, and cited research that showed more government services in a year foreshadowed “lower religiosity one to two years later.”
“If a secular entity provides what people need, they will be less likely to seek help from God or other supernatural entities. Government is the most likely secular provider,” the researchers concluded. “We showed in two cross-sectional analyses, one using world countries and one using states in the United States, that better government services were related to lower levels of religiosity.”
The study authors said they pored through data from the World Bank, the U.S. Census, the World Fact Book, and Gallup to come up with their findings and measured government services through the gross domestic product (GDP) each state or country spent on social services such as health care and education.
“If the benefits acquired in the religious exchange can be acquired elsewhere, religion becomes less useful,” researchers wrote, adding that “the power and order emanating from God can be outsourced to the government.”
The lead study author, Miron Zuckerman, has conducted other studies linking a decline in religiosity to other factors. In a 2013 study, he found that the more intelligent people are, the less they adhere to a particular religion.
my 2¢ = this is apparent to many of us, but I sometimes think it's not thought through to conclusion by most - due to the general acceptance of BIG government.... seemingly okay with the idea that government should rule over EVERY aspect of life. Isn't that demonstrating where faith lies? <-- I think so. In the context of this article faith in government services as our provider rather than God. When it all gets boiled down that's what is at the core of it all - do you/we have faith in government (man's laws) or God and his laws? The two just aren't naturally compatible partners in sharing that faith.