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True Christians – thought-provoking sermon 03/11/2012

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Today’s Sermon at Fairhaven was thought provoking.  It will give pause to any who would want to be judge and jury on the validity of anyone’s faith.   The Wheat and the Weeds, and the paradox that the world has both truth and lies within, and without, the Christian church.   The church can be a source of good for many, but also a source of evil when it engages in political efforts. 

Those following the MASTER will do good, but at times even they will do the evil they do not desire to do.

Those with the appearance of faith, but not true faith, (the weeds) will be known at the harvest, but may well be indiscernible to others until the day of harvest.   None will fool Jesus, but many will fool others. 

The thought-provoking part was that while we should apply church discipline, we should not try to isolate from those whom “we find” to not align with us.   Aligning with “us” is not the key, the only real issue for them is: do they align with the LORD?

I will post the link when the mp3 is uploaded.

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March 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm

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1 Incumbent “re-elected” by lack of choice

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Looking at a website today to see who has been re-elected due to lack of choice.

04/05/2012  site was updated and on revisit only one is re-elected.

CD37 – Karen Bass (D) – Member of Congress

20 of 53 districts have no party choice.  It’s better than it first appeared.  Maybe the open primary is helping., but still a great many are re-elected because no one else is willing to serve, and the Parties do not want competition.

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March 11, 2012 at 2:07 pm

What the bible says about: TRUE RELIGION

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Yesterday was the filing deadline for the ballot.   As I try to follow my MASTER, I read HIS word.  Currently I use the New King James translation, with notes and commentary by Charles F. Stanley.  My daily reading had me near his comment on the theme of this post.   He stated:

     “What a tragedy that we have lost our ability to function in society the way God originally intended!  He left us here to be a light to our world.  People should be able to look our way and see something wonderfully different about us.  Not our clothes or our hairstyle – US!  The good things God places on the inside of us should show up in practical ways on the outside.

     The prophet Micah said it like this: ‘He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?’ (Micah 6:8).  And don’t think Micah gave an exclusively Old Testament perspective!  The New Testament tells us, ‘Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world’ (James 1:27).

     This means there should be something different in the way we do business.  There should be some clear differences in the way we raise our children.  Our marriages should testify to the love of Christ.  Those outside the church should feel powerfully attracted to the unity and love they see among believers.

     Unfortunately, that rarely happens today.  Consequently, our society has a warped view of the person and work of Christ.  It is no wonder that so many non-Christians want nothing to do with Christ or His church.  They know too many  Christians!

     We cannot expect anyone to embrace a Savior they know nothing about.  We certainly cannot expect them to surrender to a Lord whose servants can’t even get along with each other.  As ambassadors for Christ, believers have the God-given responsibility to live in such a way that others see Christ in us.  As the body of Christ, we are His hands and His feet.  We are His mouthpiece.

     Pardon the cliché, but we are the only Jesus most people will ever know.”

Those words struck a cord.  I desire to be a true Christian.  I desire to follow my Lord as my Master.  He is worthy to be followed, even if a great number of church attenders, who call themselves “Christians” are not good examples of who HE truly is.   He is a worthy leader, because He IS Lord.  My thanks to Mr. Stanley for giving me something worth thinking about through the night.

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March 10, 2012 at 6:35 am

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Giving Democrats a choice – preserving Democracy

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I was not able to pay the nearly $10,000 it would have taken to print my candidate statement in the voter handbook.   You can read it on one of the pages.  Print it, and share it with your friends and neighbors.

I was able to provide for a democratic choice, on the June 5th primary ballot.   Voters in the CA 13th will be able to choose from more than one Democrat. Barbara Lee or Justin Jelincic, and one decline to state candidate Marilyn Singleton.

Thanks to Eric Swalwell, there will also be two Democrats in the CA 15th, along with one decline to state canidate Chris Pareja. 

Candidate Filed Log

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March 9, 2012 at 7:53 am

Today I write my check to preserve democracy by offering choice.

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A message to the residents of the CA 13th Congressional district. Today 03/08/2012, I will write my check to preserve democracy by offering choice.

Having already turned in my qualifying nomination signatures, today I will write my check to the Secretary of State for $1,740 and become a candidate on the June 5th, 2012  primary ballot for the 13th Congressional district in CA.  By this act, there will be a second Democrat on the ballot, to offer choice within the party. 

Today, following Super Tuesday, we see in both party’s presidential primaries the push by the political elite to deny Choice. Only Barack for us, and pressure for those who would offer Republicans a choice, to bow out so that the political elite can have their chosen Republican candidate.    

The foundation of democracy rests on choice, not the party elite. But as the Republicans are showing, choice is messy. Choice shows that we do not all agree with a narrow point of view.  Choice shows that the party elite does not have blind support.

While the presidential primary puts this into sharp focus, the same happens up and down the ballot.  Party incumbents are not challenged.  Members of the party are not offered choice, as the political elite decide for the rest of us, whom we should choose. 

At the peril of the party elite’s displeasure, I will offer you choice.  You may choose the party elite’s candidate, or you may choose me, but in the spirit of democracy I offer you a choice.  I hope you appreciate my efforts.

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March 8, 2012 at 6:04 am

Check out the new page ===> Principles for Taxation, and tax policy

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Just wanted to draw your attention to the new page.  My Principles for Taxation, and tax policy call for: Democracy, and responsiblity, not class warfare.

Let me know what you think.

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March 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm