Why Did it take a Sport Columnist to Say what a Preacher should be saying?

“Criticizing Jay-Zesus is a sin in the black community. He’s been approved by our President. Jay-Z’s wealth, to some, means he can do no wrong.” – Jason Whitlock

“Jay-Z’s success and his exalted status in the black community speak to the power of our self-hatred, delusional ignorance and unwillingness to learn from our history.

There’s always been a comfy bed, a pretty belly-warmer and a bright spotlight at the big house for the black performer willing to entertain the masses with n*gga tales.”  – Jason Whitlock

“Jay-Z is not slang for Jesus. Hova is no one’s savior…. He’s highly compensated to spin catchy fairy tales that promote the self-destructive notion that the path out of black American poverty and into the American Dream is through the drug trade and criminality.

Our political system — on the right and left — is so bankrupt of ethics that President Obama has zero shame about embracing the king of black-denigration music.” – Jason Whitlock

“Jay-Z is the holy grail of n*gga rap, the proper name for the genre of music that made Shawn Carter one of our president’s best friends. Oh, I’m sure that’s upsetting and disconcerting for some of you to read. You’d prefer I label the Jigga Man a gangsta rapper. He isn’t. He’s a n*gga rapper. Listen to his music.

On the opening track of “Magna Carta”, a song dominated by Timberlake’s singing, Jay-Z pops in just enough to rattle off “n*gga” eight times. He’s perfected the art form of repeatedly saying the N-word over slickly produced musical beats while telling stories about fame, fortune, family and a former life of crime.” – Jason Whitlock

People that curse themselves as a “term of endearment” and “entertainment” have no authority when they cry about “injustice…” This is not because its wrong to have a right opinion, but because consistency is powerful, and hypocrisy is weak. If you support it, you are it. – SOSpression

I am Not a Media Whore, I am an Eternal Soul, so I will write in the Candidate I Choose

I am not a power whore, a money whore, or an influence whore. I am an eternal soul, who will give an account to God for every action and every word and deed that I choose to commit in my own body.

Therefore, as a person, I refused to sow any seed into anything I do not believe in, nor will I be coerced to do so. So I don’t have to choose to vote for either of two candidates the media presents. I will write in my candidate.

If we are a country where we can be brainwashed or forced to choose between two candidates who both represent the problem, then why are we voting anyway? Once you give away your soul, you’ve lost it.

I will write in Ron Paul, and this is why.

And this is why.

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The only other candidate I may consider doing some more research on is Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. I don’t know much about him, but the only problem I see with him is that he thinks that gay marriage is a right. I can kind of get this point, gay marriage is a right. It’s a right to destroy your body and burn in hell, but it is a right.

The reason I say that is because the role of government is to enforce contracts and laws, not to enforce religion. If two men want to contract with one another to have gay sex, then that’s definitely a gross sin with gross natural and spiritual punishments, but it is a contract. Scared preachers who wont preach about the consequences of sin or hell, but then want the government to do their job? They’re the problem.

Abortion, however, is very different, because it is actually murder, which is against the law.

Ron Paul’s first book was about the ending of abortion. Ron Paul would break up the abortion industry by taking away its federal power, so that it falls to the states. Of course, the abortion industry wasn’t having that so they made you choose between Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney, neither of who going to do anything to change abortion.

I will have to investigate Gary Johnson’s thoughts on abortion before I consider voting for him.

But for now I will manage my own soul and write in a candidate that I actually believe tells the truth – Ron Paul.

Chicago, UofM, and the first serial killer in America

Did you know that the first “serial” killer in America graduated from the University of Michigan medical school, started his killing in Chicago and sold the body parts back to medical schools for easy profits?

Google HH Holmes.

Who are the leaders of socialized killing for profit today? Doctors and a politician from Chicago.

Hmmmm….

BEGINNINGS MATTER: The Critical Importance of Biblically Deductive Thought Processes

BEGINNINGS MATTER: The Critical Importance of Biblically Deductive Thought Processes

The Fear of the Lord is the BEGINNING of Wisdom

This article might sound intellectual but it’s not. It’s really simple. As a matter of fact, it might make you annoyed with intellectuals that are really dumb, because they reject God. The FEAR of the Lord is the BEGINNING of Wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). If you are not scared of GOD, you haven’t even started with knowledge yet. Whatever area you are not scared of God’s judgments in, is the area where you are empty in knowledge, a fool. (Prov 1:7)

I talked with a woman that had read Killing Idols For REVIVAL; they were so excited that they bought 10 copies and were giving them out to friends. She said that one thing that she got from it was a deeper understanding of the Fear of The Lord, which she also happened to be studying when her and her husband read the book! We talked about how the fear of the Lord is not only just a “reverential awe” or respect, but an actual fear of His judgments which causes us to avoid evil. “Knowing the Terror” of the Lord, we persuade men (2 Corinthians 5:11).

Do we Know the TERROR of the Lord? Well maybe that’s why we have a hard time persuading men. BOOYAH!!! Stop the blog right here and recieve the offering. LoL just kidding.

How Did Charles Darwin singlehandedly destroy western culture?

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools Romans 1:22

How did we lose the fear of the Lord culturally?

By putting a question mark on the book of Genesis.

Beginnings matter. When  Darwin questioned Genesis in science, He attempted to displace God as the First Cause of the Earth. That lead to Marxism in politics, Nietsche’s God-is dead based philosophy, case based law, survival of the fittest  business concepts, outcome and socialization based education, Keynesianism in economics, liberalism in Churches, etc… even racism exploded after Darwin.

If Genesis is gone, nothing else really matters. If God didn’t create the world, what does Jesus need to die for?  When the foundation was destroyed, what could the righteous do?

Psalms 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

100 years later, the cultures that believed the bible were completely destroyed. Now sex sells everything, atheism is considered intellectual, and we are into the 3rd generation of government legalized and financed abortion. In our culture, we literally worship Baal (money & power) Asherah (sex), and Moloch (sacrificing our children).

How did Darwin put a question mark on Genesis?

He did it by looking at some birds! Some beaks were different sizes, some beaks were different colors… He also looked at the results of an earthquake, and saw that the habitats adapted. He also looked at some fossils… so God didn’t really create the earth. How did He make that quantum leap in nonsensical logic? He did it because He wanted to. He didn’t fear the Lord, so he had no access to knowledge or wisdom.

Real scientists have figured out that what Darwin observed is called genetics. Different species have different genes, and how they change is according to the genes that God designed them with.  For instance, my wife is caramel colored, and I’m honey colored. Our son is yellow. Does that mean he’s evolving into a canary, and God doesn’t exist? Obviously not.

Do habitats change over time? Yes. Do certain species die out? Yes. Does that mean they came out of nothing? No.

Yet over 100 years after Darwin died, people still believe this foolishness. They even teach it. Darwin derived cause from a bunch of facts. But what was his cause? It can be found in the full title of his book:  On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

So Darwin’s real purpose was to prove that God didn’t exist (He wasn’t the Origin), and that certain races were favoured in the struggle for life. So His Godlessness led to racism.

When we preach the gospel , we run into this all the time. “Yeah I used to have faith but when I got here my professors said….”

Staring at Facts While Ignoring Cause is A Recipe For Disaster

How did people get so ignorant? It’s the power of inductive thought. Staring at the facts while making up stories about causes is a recipe for disaster.

That’s like buying a Ford F-150, taking it apart, listing all the pieces, and then telling Ford “you didn’t create this auto, I have all the parts right here.”

Most things from people to birds to building are made of mostly dirt and water. (hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon.) No matter how good you are at analyzing dirt and water, you cannot use it as an excuse to be willfully ignorant of the Creator that designed the different compositions of dirt & water.

“God, I studied all the dirt, and I didn’t see you.” Not only will you be going to hell, you will be an idiot going to hell.

Causes Matter.

Beginnings Matter.

The Fear of the Lord is the BEGINNING of Wisdom.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INDUCTIVE AND DEDUCTIVE THINKING

Inductive Thinking: Looking at the facts, conducting experiments, getting witnesses

“Starting from the top”

“Looking at the results, the fruits of the tree”

“Observing the facts on earth”

Deductive Thinking: Looking at causes, determining purpose, testing out truth

“Building from the bottom”

“Looking at the foundation, the roots of the tree”

“Beginning with Truth from Heaven.”

What is the cause of earth?

In the beginning, God.

All the facts were caused by the first cause. No amount of experimentation and observation of facts can change cause. If you want to know the cause, you have to start from the top. Looking at the facts to determine cause is like looking at a bunch of bird beaks and saying that “God didn’t create the world.”

The danger of inductive or deductive thinking on its own:

Inductive thinking by itself will blind you to reality, and cause you to think and act in a useless manner.

Deductive thinking (on its own) will cause you to know a lot but not do anything about it.

Inductive question: what are the facts?

Deductive question: what is the cause?

Inductive question: what all happened?

Deductive question: why did it happen?

Inductive question: what are the statistics?

Deductive question: what is the reason?

Let’s talk about a couple of natural examples:

NCAA national championship game (I wrote this before the game last week):

Why is Kentucky and Kansas in the national championship game?

Facts:

Kentucky averages 77.1 points per game (20th overall), 39.2 rebounds per game (15th overall), 13.3 assists per game (132nd overall).

Kansas averages: 75 points per game (36th overall), 36.9 rebounds per game (54th overall), 15.6 assists per game (21st overall).

Kentucky’s record was: 32-2

Kansas record was: 27-6

Causes:

They both have major shot blockers in the paint (Anthony Davis & Jeff Withey), which makes it harder for other teams to score in the paint where it’s supposed to be the easiest to score.

Their players are bigger and more athletic than most of their competition.

They are the winningest programs in NCAA history, and happen to have excellent coaching and top level recruiting the past couple of years. John Calipari goes after the best H.S. players in the nation, and Bill Self’s coaching staff  (including big man coach Danny Manning, and female strength trainer Andrea Hudy) has really caused his big men to excel.

Kansas has an excellent ballhandling pg. Kentucky has great outside shooters.

Why did Kentucky win?

Kentucky has a greater concentration of the best players. Not only that, but the NBA lockout gave them a chance to play together against NBA players twice as strong and skilled as them. This wisdom made them a united and cohesive team even before the NCAA season started.

John Calipari uses Godly wisdom that is practical. He gets all the best high school players that were designed by God with an aptitude to be the best basketball players on the planet. Many of them come to him because his program (instead of trying to convince them to be used as cash cows for the NCAA for 4 years) is designed to get them making money with their talents as soon as possible, as grown men that have to provide for their families. This is a responsibility they have before God.

My Point:

Deductive thinking always leads back to God’s Purposes, God’s Wisdom, and God’s Truth. Inductive thinking just looks at facts on earth.

Let’s look at another example in the natural.

Trayvon Martin case:

Night of Trayvon Martin Killing Filled with Conflicting Reports

I don’t think the CAUSE of the killing was racism, which I talked about in ReThinking the Trayvon Martin Case. But I think that actually knowing the cause is the most important point. The media will try to distract us with a bunch of facts that don’t matter, and instigate black vs white, or right wing vs left wing conflicts with false causes.

The inner motivation for the fight or the killing is probably the same as for most killings: fear, anger, pride, and testosterone; i.e. “the flesh.” But in the case of the law, the inner cause doesn’t matter as much as the actual outer cause for the killing.

It doesn’t matter who is black, or white.

It doesn’t matter who was strong, who had a gun, who had bad grades, who was drunk, or that they fought.

If doesn’t matter if they both were members of the NAACP, or members of respective black and Hispanic rival gangs.

It doesn’t matter who cursed at who first, or how polite George Zimmerman was when he rolled up on a stranger with a truck.

It doesn’t matter how many witnesses are brought up to confirm the “facts” at the end of the fight.

What matters is the cause of the conflict. Cause is what matters.

If George Zimmerman had no justifiable outward cause to chase Trayvon, then Travyvon was innocent and George is guilty.

Proverbs 3:30Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

Here’s a question to make it clear why this was an injustice: If two guys in a bar get in a fight, and one pulls out a gun and shoots the other… Who goes to jail: the dead person or the one that killed him? Is it murder? Or is it aggravated manslaughter?

It may not be premeditated murder, but it may be aggravated manslaughter. I’ll tell you what doesn’t happen – HE DOESN’T GO FREE! And that’s on Private Property.

But what about Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law? Well who’s ground was it? He chased Trayvon on public property and started the conflict with no just cause. Then it went bad and he killed Trayvon. Any law that excuses that is a law not based in the Fear of the Lord, and is void of wisdom. The shedding of innocent blood defiles the land.

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the Fear of God.

When you create laws based on the fear of man instead of the fear of God, you get these types of results. It all goes back to the Fear of the Lord being the beginning of Wisdom.

Beginnings Matter;

Causes Matter.

Foundations Matter.

Using facts at the end to determine cause is the dumbest thing since Darwin.

Really, both deductive and inductive thinking is necessary to make good decisions. But deductive thinking is primary, and inductive thinking takes a support role to confirm, support, or deny purposes and beginnings.

Inductive thinking comes naturally for most people. But it a world where believing in absolute truth is unpopular, deductive thinking is less common. Very few people believe in the first cause, or foundation of truth. As I said in the beginning, this effects everything. Even our laws, business, education, and politics have changed foundations from truth-based to case-study based.

Have you ever had a disagreement with someone who told a bunch of stories and brought up a bunch of facts that didn’t matter, because they ignored the root cause of the issue?

“Please forget about steps 1-3, but we remember 4-5, and we have documentation on steps 6,7,8… everybody saw 9-11 and we didn’t do ANYTHING wrong… but what happened all by itself at 12 was very very unfortunate.”

Beginnings Matter

Foundations Matter

First Causes Matter

Purpose Matters

Roots Matter, because what’s in the roots will eventually be in the fruits!

Here’s another example:

Abortion

The Birth Control Movement was response to the freedom of the slaves. Who funded birth control and the invention and propagation of family planning? Who inspired Hitler’s genocidal techniques. It was the American Birth Control league! Darwin (there’s that dummy again) told them that blacks were inferior in his book. (On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life)

Therefore Birth control and eugenics was caused by darwinism, and racism. How did people justify their racism? By distracting you with a bunch of facts that don’t apply to the cause. Even to this day, Planned Parenthood is primarily in urban environments, but they claim that abortion is about women’s safety and helping poor people. Who funded Margaret Sanger? The Birth Control Leauge, the former name for Planned Parenthood.

It doesn’t matter what story they come up with now, or that a black President loves it, or that it is entrenched in our society. What matters is cause.

 

WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?

In the Beginning, God Created Heaven and Earth. This is the root cause of all issues in life, and the source for all of our thinking.

God is the primary cause. God is the Beginning.

We depend on the Word of God for everything. We don’t do things because they “work.” We do things out of obedience to the Word.

We don’t let reality change our faith. We change reality with our faith, because we know the Creator.

Our doctrine is not determined by our experience, the Bible determines our doctrine and our experience.

Don’t fall a victim to inductive thinking. Get to know the Cause.

BEGINNINGS MATTER.

The Fear of the Lord is the BEGINNING of knowledge and wisdom.

– Get the book that people say refreshes them in the Fear of the Lord: Killing Idols For REVIVAL!

We Already Have the Authority | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 39 –

WE ALREADY HAVE ALL THE AUTHORITY

The Authority of the Believer.

We really have it! We are already on top. In Matthew 16 Jesus gave Peter the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. He said

18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

When I teach on binding and loosing I don’t mean yelling at demons. I mean what we allow and disallow with our mouths, but especially with our ACTIONS.

From what Jesus Christ has said: we are not trying to get authority, we already have authority.

In Matthew 28:19, Jesus said that All power is given unto me… therefore YOU go… Why would He tell US to do something with the power that HE has. Because we are in Him, of course. The Body of Christ collectively. This makes total sense, especially combined with Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19.

Luke 10:19 – power to tread on power of enemy (I GIVE YOU)

Matthew 16:19 – keys to the Kingdom of heaven (I GIVE YOU)

I am NOT saying that as individuals we have all power over heaven and earth. I am saying that Jesus Christ has given us authority in Him.

The question becomes: What are we doing with our authority? Are we obeying Christ, or are we disobeying Christ? What has the church been allowing (loosing) on earth, that has now been loosed in heaven (the atmosphere over the earth)? What has the church refused to tolerate (binding) that subsequently been bound in heaven (the atmosphere over the earth)?

What we say goes… even if we don’t quite understand it. What we tolerate gets spiritual power. What we don’t tolerate loses spiritual power. If we as the Church want to change our cities and regions, it all starts with us. So many times we look up to government, media, entertainment, etc… When we should be looking down. Not looking down out of pride or becaue we are better than anyone else. But simply because Jesus put us on top. We need to lift these areas up.

So many times, we point the finger of blame at unbelievers, when its all our fault. Our frustration should not be with ubelievers, but our frustration should be with ourselves for giving unbelievers power to do what they do. My wife says all the time “If Christians didn’t support wickedness, wickedness would fail.” If everyone who claimed to be a Christian stopped supporting wicked entertainment, then wicked entertainment would not be successful. I don’t have the time to get into that on this blog, but that’s just the natural side. I was guilty of this myself as a teenager.

On the spiritual side, its undebatable! Why does abortion thrive? Because we allowed family planning to become acceptable. We gave the devil an inch in the church and he took a mile in the culture eeeeeasy. Why do half of marriages end in divorce? Because we do it in the church. Why is adultery and fornication rampant in our culture? Because of the spiritual adultery and spiritual fornication in the church. Then we point the finger at the government and at unbelievers when we haven’t cleaned up the Church.

Don’t get me wrong, I”m not saying that we can’t correct people that are unbelievers… But our main focus should be purifying the Church. I pray for our President and think he’s a cool person. But my main frustration with Obama is NOT with Obama, its with people in the Church that agree with him rather than searching for biblical principles of government. My frustration with Republican candidates is not against them personally… Its with Christians who think that Republican = Christian and don’t even search or second-guess the standard Republican ideas, which are not all necessarily correct according to scripture. I was guilty of this myself until i started finding out a more balanced and biblical view from a liberty perspective.

My main frustration with with wicked artists, wicked movies, etc… is not them (they don’t know any better). My frustration is with the Christians who support them and follow them and prop them up helping them poison our culture and make Harvesting Souls more difficult. We need PURITY in the Church because we have way more power than we think. We actually have ALL authority in heaven and earth, but we are just using it wrong. We are actually On Top Already. If we REPENT, its game over… the devil has no more of a chance. We need to protest ourselves.

Case in point: I know a lot of people that moved to Atlanta from Detroit. One of the things that I always heard about when I talk to them is the gay population that is really flourished and aggressive. I used to wonder, since when is Atlanta know for gay black men? There are other cities with lots of black people that are not necessarily “gay capitals.” Then when I heard about the famous Atlanta preacher sexually abusing boys… I got the connection – OHHH, the Church loosed that in Atlanta. You know what else… 30 days before, there was a solemn assembly of fasting, repentance and preaching that even prepared the way for that sin to be revealed. The Church bound it, and it was bound. Will the Church in Atlanta continue to purify?

What if the solution to our city gang problems was Unity in the Church instead of the wars of words?

What if the solution to abortion was us accepting all the Children the Lord gave us instead of buying the lie that children are a loss instead of a profit? I was guilty of this myself in the first few months of my marriage.

What if the solution to protecting marriage was the Church protecting our marriages, and stopping the spiritual adultery that looses the physical adultery?

What if the solution to cultural pollution was purifying the worship in our own Churches, building a house of prayer and keeping God’s Levites employed in that work day and night?

What if the solution to racism was desegregating the Body of Christ?

Judgement begins in the house of God (1 Peter 5)… We ALREADY have the authority, we have just been using it all wrong. We need to REPENT and turn our hearts to God. What we bind is bound, and what we loose is loosed. We need to Purify the Bride of Christ so that she can bind the wrong things and loose the right things in the Body of Christ, on earth. THEN it will be bound and loosed in the atmospheres over our cities.

This is just a short spur of the moment blog, so be gentle when poking holes in my arguments :-).  I will be sharing more of the research and scriptures on this topic in the near future. We will be seeking to achieve the great repentance that is necessary to turn our city and nation around at DaHOP on Friday nights. Join us. Daniel turned a nation repenting and praying by himself! So if 3 of you come and join us on Fridays leading up to The Call and join us at The Call in TRUE REPENTANCE…. What could happen in our nation?

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

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