There was some buzz about the fact that this State of the Union address was the first to include the word â€œtransgenderâ€.Â A word on this issue. Homosexuality is a sin, not a crime. As such, it needs to be treated that way; as a Christian, I do not propose the criminalization of homosexuality. However, it must be understood by our magistrates that though they ought not to criminalize these aberrant forms of sexuality, neither should they sanction and bless them.
This is the second part in my series addressing several of the issues raised byÂ President Obama in his recent State of the Union Address. Part One can be found here.
The President proposed offering free Community College, and though education is a vital andÂ important aspect of any nationâ€™s future, we would be fools for handing over another sector of our education system over to a government that has been an abysmal failure when it comes to education. According to some accounts, the USA is fifth in the world for how much we spend per student, and yet we are 17th overall in mathematics & reading, and 21st in science! To illustrate this, if an NFL team had the 5th highest paid roster, yet failed to make the playoffs year after year, heads would roll, coaches would be fired, and the fans would be deeply frustrated. Â [Read more…] about The Real State of the Union (Part Second)
Iâ€™ll be writing a post everyday for the next week or so, responding to specific issues which were either directly or indirectly raised by President Obama in his recent State of the Union address. As Christians we are to understand that the Gospel has bearing in every arena, and that includes the political, governmental aspects of our culture. I write this as an appeal to all the branches of the governing bodies of these United States of America. Iâ€™ll be covering successively the issues of life (and when it begins and therefore deserves protection), Obamaâ€™s educational proposals, Homosexual mirage and the fact that Obama was the first president to use the word transgender in a State of the Union Address, how we ought to view and deal with Islamic militants, climate change, and our bulging deficit and rising debt. So, let us begin shall we?Â
This Union of Free States is built upon the principle of defending life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This is any governmentâ€™s primary and God-given responsibility. First and foremost we must understand that for a government to function well, it must understand where authority comes from, and especially that government is not the ultimate authority. We Westerners must further understand that neither is the populace the ultimate authority. We are under God, and must acknowledge Him if we are to prosper and thrive as a nation.Â [Read more…] about The Real State of the Union (Part First)
In the days in which we live we, as Christians, must be faithful to keep a few things in mind. One, we win. Two, darkness loses . . . every time.Â Now, the darkness occasionally wins a battle here and there, but those â€œvictoriesâ€ are more like the defense calling an all out blitz on Peyton Manning only to realize that they left the receivers wide open. Sure, they were fast off the line . . . but that victory is short-lived, as Manning launches a bullet to the end zone. The defense, then, has very little to actually celebrate.
Increasingly, our government views itself as the answer to everything. Ironically, this is nothing novel. We ought not to be surprised that human governments view themselves as indispensable; they seem to have a track record of concluding that. The lust for power inevitably leads to the worship of demons. The lust for votes inevitably leads to sacrificing our children to Molech. The lust to rule with a pen and phone, without any sort of accountability, always leads to idolatry. [Read more…] about Praying to Darius
So, I just have 20 questions, off the top of my head, that our country ought to consider:
- If a man has a sex change to become a woman, should he/she/it be allowed to compete against women?
- If a company’s CEO belief is that marriage is between a man and a woman, should he be forced to resign due to being intolerant?
- Should we be tolerant of everyone, and everything? [Read more…] about Questions for Our Country
Leadership is one of my passion points.Â When you begin to look at the life of Jesus you see the perfect portrait of what a leader ought to be. However, we can learn a lot about what true leadership is NOT, by watching this whole Obamacare debacle unfold.
Ten observations of how not to be a good leader: