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Independence Day, July 4th, 2022

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Culture, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , on July 4, 2022 by paulthepoke

As a reminder, the United States of America was founded on a principle of freedom of religion. These religious freedoms continue to be under attack with increasing frequency as the days pass. Granted, we need to continue to debate a sincere, moral application of this freedom.

Our American Founding Fathers thought so much of our religious freedoms, look at the first thing mentioned in the United States Constitution.

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Translation, no government sanctioned religion. And big brother, get out of the people’s right to exercise their freedom of the religion they choose.

As a sidebar, it is the Second Amendment that enforces the First.

Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

“Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion.” John Adams, letter to Benjamin Rush, 1812.

2 Corinthians 2:12 For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.

“While we are contending for our own liberty, we should be very cautious not to violate the conscience of others, ever considering that God alone is the judge of the hearts of men, and to Him only in this case are they answerable.” —George Washington, letter to Benedict Arnold.

James 4:12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, He who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD, for He is coming, For He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in His faithfulness.

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Generally speaking, I understand liberal politicians, atheists, liberal academia, anti-Christ, anti-God and other like minded individuals reject the notion of God, Biblical morality, spiritual beings and their interaction with our world in the here and now. This crew would like to remove “religion” from our culture and world. They think “religion” is the problem.

The irony is these folks utilize political and legal freedom to impose their will upon others for “the greater good”. They are also the same people who will remove a multitude of freedoms from society if they obtain political power and authority as they see fit.

The end result is secular humanism. Often simply called humanism, is a philosophy, belief system or life stance that embraces human reason, secular ethics, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, and superstition as the basis of morality and decision making. -Wikipedia

Look around the globe where God has been kicked out of culture. Every place the Triune God of the Bible is removed, a vacuum is created by the absence of Judeo Christian values. Something is going to take its place. To the critic, like it or not, humanity is created to worship.

Be careful what you ask for…

Matt 12:43-45 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”

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Happy Thanksgiving!!! 2020 Style

Posted in #PaulthePoke with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2020 by paulthepoke

1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

COVID 19 and the year 2020 are included in all circumstances. So Give Thanks!!!

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. This will be a Thanksgiving unlike any other.

For the record, I am a medical professional of 27 years. I have treated COVID-19 patients. I utilize CDC precautions every day providing care to fellow citizens.

Politicians and medical professionals are calling on citizens to use precautions during this holiday and every day.

Some politicians are even willing to arrest and fine citizens who disobey their edicts! They want the police to drive through neighborhoods and ticket families and groups of people who do not comply.

Eat outside, no more than 4 people, no singing, no more than 2 hours, social distance, wear a mask, and on and on and on…

However, the state of California is going to allow people to go to the bathroom during Thanksgiving with conditions.

“Gatherings that occur outdoors are significantly safer than indoor gatherings. All gatherings must be held outside. Attendees may go inside to use restrooms as long as the restrooms are frequently sanitized.” California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

This is a permission slip to hold Thanksgiving with family and friends. It is called the U.S. Constitution.

Below is a link to the U.S. Constitution. Encourage children to read it. Lord knows they are not being taught this in their education.

https://www.heritage.org/constitution

I would also encourage everyone to read the Bill of Rights. Pay special attention to the First Amendment.

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Click on the link below for the Bill of Rights

https://www.archives.gov/files/legislative/resources/education/bill-of-rights/images/handout-3.pdf

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Respect the thoughts and opinions of others. This Thanksgiving is an opportunity for balance and common sense to prevail. It does not have to be one way or the other, polar extremes.

We are still a free country. And with freedom comes responsibility. Freedom does not mean we are free from the consequences of our choices.

Ephesians 5:20 …giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

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