Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Ok I got this idea from another blog, I worked on it for hour's fixing it to say what I feel led to share!
The Dictionary defines Chris·tian:
of, pertaining to, or derived from Jesus Christ or His teachings: a Christian faith.

A Christian is someone who has been born-again by God (John 3:3; John 3:7; 1 Peter 1:23) and has put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8 tells us that it is “by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” A true Christian is someone who has repented of his or her sin and put faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone. Their trust is not in following a religion or a set of moral codes, or a list of do’s and don’ts.

I consider myself a Christian.

The apostle Peter put it this way in I Peter 3:15 , But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
I have learned that when I stand in Divine Truth ( The B.I.B.L.E.), people are going to scoff and disagree, that being said, I believe the Bible to be complete Truth and Divinely Inspired. I show this clearly because it is the REASON for all my political opinions.

The doctrine of the inspiration of the Bible means that the Bible in the original documents is God-breathed, that it is a divine product, and, because it is divine, the original documents are inerrant.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Paul who wrote this epistle was obviously referring to the entirety of the Old Testament as being inspired. The word "inspired" is literally "God-breathed." This is an interesting phrase, since it says that the Scriptures are from the mouth of God. Peter also says in 2 Peter 1:21, "for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God." Notice that Peter is saying that prophecy is not the product of human will. Instead, prophecy occurs by those moved by the Holy Spirit.

In trying to figure out what would be the most Biblical way to vote, it is obvious to me that voting Republican is the closest fit to trying to follow the standards set by the Lord Jesus . Although voting republican is not perfect, actually far from it, some of the major issues stand to support what Jesus teaches us.

Republican or Democrat?

Republican - The Red Team:

Conservative-I am VERY conservative

Family is important part of your life-Agree 100%

Opposed to abortion-Agree 100%

Married or expect to be- I support the institution of marriage for 1 man and 1 woman

Own a business or would like to-I support the right

Save, invest in the stock market-I think not being in debt is important
Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Support tax cuts- Yes. Yes. Yes.

Strong support of the military-Absolutely, we need our Military!

Believe in peace through strength-I believe in Peace through Jesus

Long sentences for convicts-I believe in forgiveness and repentence

Religious faith-ABSOLUTELY YES!

Sports, particularly Nascar, baseball (? Like Apple Pie)

Against drug legalization-Yes. The less drugs this country needs the better, why do people need to be altered?

Don't swear or use profanity-I try so hard... Col 4:6 Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. !

Democrat - The Blue Team:


Support gay rights

Support for abortion

Marriage isn't important


Favor government financial assistance

Support tax increases

Distrust of the US military

Wanting peace through appeasement

Believe in second chances for convicts

Secular, religion isn't important

Movies, particularly adult rated

Use of illegal drugs acceptable

Use of swearing and profanity acceptable

Here is the Democrat “belief” list broken down Biblically (IMHO)


Liberal-open-minded or tolerant, esp. free of or not bound by traditional or conventional ideas, values, etc. For example, not bound by religion or spiritual ideals.

Support gay rights-

26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Romans 1:26-28

9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Support for abortion

Exodus 20:13 “You shall not murder.”

Deuteronomy 5:17 “You shall not murder.”

"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder,* and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.'

Marriage isn't important

Marriage is the most basic and significant social relationship to humankind. This relationship must be nurtured and maintained for the welfare of all. Without marriage, society will fail.

God's design for marital relationship is heterosexual, not homosexual, and monogamous, not polygamous. This relational aspect of God's image in marriage has analogues portrayed in God's relation with Israel (Isaiah 54:5;Jeremiah 31:32;Ezechial 16:8-14;Hosea 2:14-20) as well as in Christ's relation with the church (Ephesians 5:21-33; cf. 1 Corinthians 11:1-3; 2 Corinthians 11:2;Revelations 19:7-9).


In the Bible, business and work were structured, fair, and implemented with law.

Property would return to its original owner every fifty years (Leviticus 25:8-13). The poor were not to be overlooked in the increase of wealth (Deuteronomy 24:14-15). Wages were to be paid equitably and promptly (Deuteronomy 24:14-15). Interest was not to be charged on loans made to Israelites (Exodus 22:25;Deauteronomy 23:19-20). Moreover, collateral for loans had to be returned to poverty-stricken individuals at the end of the day, if this meant deprivation of clothing during the cool night (Exodus 22:26-27).

Favor government financial assistance

God has made the world according to a certain pattern. Work and the attitude toward work are important themes. Laziness leads to poverty and even death (Proverbs 13:4;12:11).

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!(Proverbs 6:6)

Distrust of the US military

Life is sacred in the Old Testament. Murder is a capital offense in the covenant of Genesis 9:1-7. Yet no physical life can be more important than God's redemptive purpose for the whole world.

Leviticus 18 mentions the depraved state of Canaanite society. Heinous sexual perversions were a part of their religion. Child sacrifice was also practiced. Verse 25 indicates that the land was so defiled that it vomited out its inhabitants.

It does not seem to have ever been God's purpose to slaughter all the Canaanites at once… but The Book of Joshua describes a few dramatic victories for a theological purpose.

Exodus 23:29-30, however, indicates it was God's original purpose to drive the Canaanites out "little by little" so the land would not become desolate and wild animals multiply against them. Judges 3:1-4 informs us that Canaanites were left to test the Israelites and to keep them militarily alert. What is seen in Joshua is the rapid crushing of Canaanite capability of being an offensive threat. They were militarily crippled so there would be little chance for them to gain control of Israelite society.

If Canaanites had been allowed to survive unbridled, they would have slowly and painfully killed their own selves.

Wanting peace through appeasement

In English, the word "peace" conjures up a passive picture, one showing an absence of civil disturbance or hostilities, or a personality free from internal and external strife.

The biblical concept of peace is larger than that and rests heavily on the Hebrew root slm, which means "to be complete" or "to be sound." meaning—"to be complete or whole" or "to live well."

God alone is the source of peace. The Lord came to sinful humankind to enter into a relationship with them. He established with them a covenant of peace, which was sealed with his presence Numbers 6:24-26 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Followers were given perfect peace so long as they kept their eyes on the Lord. Isaiah 26:2&3 Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee. IIThessalonians 3:16Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord [be] with you all.)

One of the key issues among the prophets was the doctrine of "peace." The false prophets proclaimed "peace, peace" and in that announcement hoped to create peace for their constituency. The true prophets argued that peace could never be achieved apart from righteousness and justice. In this light, one can better understand what Jesus meant when he declared, "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword" (Matthew 10:34). And Paul wrote, "The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet" (Romans 16:20). Judgment on sin, historically and eschatologically, must come prior to peace.

One cannot overlook the fact that this harmony will never happen until man has a right relationship with the Lord.

Believe in second chances for convicts

This ‘belief” is actually Biblical, as long as the individual is repentant and offers restoration.

The tension between God's dealings with human beings in terms of his mercy and righteousness finds truth in the New Testament. That the promises of forgiveness and spiritual transformation have become realities through the appearance, death, resurrection, and exaltation of Jesus Christ throughout the New Testament.

Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God, and offered his hearers entrance into this kingdom on the condition of repentance.(And those that heard, did repent)

Jesus' offer of the kingdom to all on the condition of repentance led to the charge that he associated with tax-collectors and sinners, which his opponents considered offensive to God's righteousness (Matthew 9:10-13;11:19;Mark 2:15-17; Luke 5:30-32;7:34;15:2). The offense probably lay not in the fact that Jesus taught that God would forgive the repentant, but that Jesus actively sought out sinners and forgave them.

In Jesus' opponents' view, sinners ought to take the initiative.

Secular, religion isn't important

Well, since Jesus is the basis for everything in which I believe, this one is obviously against my belief system. I thought this passage said enough to answer this.

4 For the word of the LORD is right, And all His work is done in truth.

5 He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.

6 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.

7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses.

8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.

9 For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.

10 The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.

11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever,The plans of His heart to all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

Movies, particularly adult rated
Please read through these, As a parent, I believe PG-13 movies to be more suited for adults…adults who can make the correct choices between right and wrong and what is and isn’t entertainment. Just because "Bob & Sue" let their kids watch PG-13 doesn't mean your kids have to watch them...

These ratings have been copied from the Motion Picture Association of America

A PG-13 rating is a sterner warning by the Rating Board to parents to determine whether their children under age 13 should view the motion picture, as some material might not be suited for them. A PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme, violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other elements, but does not reach the restricted R category. The theme of the motion picture by itself will not result in a rating greater than PG-13, although depictions of activities related to a mature theme may result in a restricted rating for the motion picture. Any drug use will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. More than brief nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually oriented. There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence. A motion picture’s single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words, though only as an expletive, initially requires at least a PG-13 rating. More than one such expletive requires an R rating, as must even one of those words used in a sexual context. The Rating Board nevertheless may rate such a motion picture PG-13 if, based on a special vote by a two-thirds majority, the Raters feel that most American parents would believe that a PG-13 rating is appropriate because of the context or manner in which the words are used or because the use of those words in the motion picture is inconspicuous.

An R-rated motion picture, in the view of the Rating Board, contains some adult material. An R-rated motion picture may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements, so that parents are counseled to take this rating very seriously. Children under 17 are not allowed to attend R-rated motion pictures unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Parents are strongly urged to find out more about R-rated motion pictures in determining their suitability for their children. Generally, it is not appropriate for parents to bring their young children with them to R-rated motion pictures.

An NC-17 rated motion picture is one that, in the view of the Rating Board, most parents would consider patently too adult for their children 17 and under. No children will be admitted. NC-17 does not mean “obscene” or “pornographic” in the common or legal meaning of those words, and should not be construed as a negative judgment in any sense. The rating simply signals that the content is appropriate only for an adult audience. An NC-17 rating can be based on violence, sex, aberrational behavior, drug abuse or any other element that most parents would consider too strong and therefore off-limits for viewing by their children.

Since I believe I can’t break non-G rated movies down to one sin, I thought the Ten Commandments would cover them all.

1 And God spoke all these words, saying:

2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

(ONE) 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.

(TWO)4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

(THREE)7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

(FOUR)8 “ Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.

11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

(FIVE)12 “ Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.

(SIX)13 “You shall not murder.

(SEVEN)14 “You shall not commit adultery.

(EIGHT)15 “You shall not steal.

(NINE)16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

(TEN)17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Use of illegal drugs acceptable :
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Use of swearing and profanity acceptable

"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

Exodus 20:7

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life. (Prov. 4:23).


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know that my house is going to vote republican...GO John Mccain