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Jesus wouldn’t shoot St. Nicholas

Neighbors of a Nipomo, California man are upset because he has a depiction of Jesus shooting Santa on his front lawn (http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/22005291/detail.html).  Many are upset about the actual depiction of Jesus killing Santa, I’m more upset that it depicts Jesus killing St. Nicholas.  St. Nicholas, you see, upheld and affirmed the deity of Jesus at the first church council of Nicea in 325.  Yes, THE St. Nick loved Jesus and believed in the Incarnation of the second person of the Trinity.

I am all for free speech and ‘artistic interpretation,’  but at least make it truthful.

St. Nick and Jesus

Who needs Congress?

On Friday, President Obama gave the American people the standards by which he will make his nomination to replace  Supreme Court Justice Souter.  He said,  “I will seek someone who understands that justice isn’t about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a casebook; it is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people’s lives, whether they can make a living and care for their families, whether they feel safe in their homes and welcome in their own nation.  I view that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people’s hopes and struggles, as an essential ingredient for arriving at just decisions and outcomes.”

Please notice the formula.  Justice is not about rules, it is about caring.  In this day of legal activism and judicial legislation, President Obama is willing to put someone on the bench who is more concerned with stories than he or she will be in the rule of law.  This judge will be making laws that override congress’ decisions, the votes of the people, and even Presidential edicts; shouldn’t the nominee care about the law?

The Supreme sets the precedence for all of the courts in the nation, and our President desires to nominate someone who holds feelings higher than rules.  What happens when feelings change?  What happens when public sentiment is swayed?  In the early 1800’s the country would have been firmly in favor of slavery.  But now, not so much.  If public sentiment were to sway in the opposite direction and slavery were seen to have a positive impact on the, “daily realities of people’s lives,” should Obama’s new judge have empathy for Americans and be pro-slavery?  It’s absurd.

Just as absurd as picking a judge who cares more than he or she rules on what the law is.

Who needs congress?  We will havethe Supreme Court to make our laws, care for us, and feel our pain.


Take Your Team Seriously!

Lie by Lie

President Obama may end up being a good President, but he, like almost all modern presidents, has lied his way into office.  During the campaign, the President made over 500 promises (check out his progress on those promises at the St. Petersburg Times).  How could he keep them all?  He can’t.  I continued to tell people during the campaign that he made way too many promises and was therefore untrustworthy.

With a $410 billion bill on his desk, do you think he is going to follow this promise from the first deb ate: “Absolutely, we need earmark reform. And when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.”  As soon as that came out of his mouth, I immediately called him a liar.  First of all, budget bills are thousands of pages long and he is going to read through that line by line?  Secondly, not one Senator or Representative goes through an entire budget bill.  NOT ONE, and the President is going to go through it line by line?

There is about $10 billion dollars of pet projects in this bill and the President will not be going through the bill line by line.  Two promises broken with one stroke of the pen.  I guess it is a case of the pen being mightier than the promise.

The Trinity

John Owen said, “There is nothing more fully expressed in the Scripture than this sacred truth, that there is one God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; which are divine, distinct, intelligent, voluntary, omnipotent principles of operation and working; which whosoever thinks himself obliged to believe the Scripture must believe.”

That being said, many still find it difficult to comprehend. These discussions prove the Trinity in such a way as to use the Jehovah’s Witness’ New World Translation and logic. It is a theological tool, an apologetic tool, and an evangelistic tool.

Trinity Part 1

Trinity Part 2