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The Sparrow and the Affairs of Men

Faith in our Creator will enable us to overcome every adversity. That faith must be demonstrated by our actions, behavior and HIS expectations.

"I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without His Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?" -- Benjamin Franklin, to Colleagues at the Constitutional Convention

To most readers of this commentary, Franklin’s quote has probably not escaped your understanding or beliefs. However, there are many (some elected) that I believe truly don't understand that the farther we distance our nation from GOD the deeper the quagmire gets.

To show you just how far we have strayed, this year there was a national day for Islamic prayer set aside but the national day for Christian prayer was denied by the White House. If the sparrow does not fall without HIS notice, do you think a nation of 300 million will sneak by? I think not!

Although not in the Bible, I have always heard that GOD helps those that help themselves. Are you ready to kneel down and help bring this nation back to its glory?

-- Steve Ramey, American, USMC Veteran and Freedom lover, 13 November 2012.

Semper Fidelis et Vigilo! 

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David Brown November 17, 2012 at 02:51 PM
"Mindless point"? My main point was how my fellow Christians, through the ages, have harmed the cause of Christ by their treatment of minorities. Some of you might be insouciant when it comes to that, but God and I take it seriously. A close Black friend of mine told me about his childhood church in Abbeville, South Carolina. The White worshippers were allowed inside the sanctuary. The Black worshippers had to worship outside the church building. I recall Tony Evans, the well-known Black pastor, being told by an Atlanta megachurch that he was not welcomed there. I recall hearing a visiting White pastor at my former church describe how a group of his White worshippers threatened to leave the church after that pastor baptized some black children. I recall reading about Thomas Jefferson's mistreatment of Sally Hemings. I find it interesting that Jesus' last miracle was healing Malchus's ear that had been cut off by the Apostle Peter. In other words, Jesus healed a wound that had been inflicted by a Christian upon a non-Christian. Those of us who call ourselves Christians need to stop inflicting wounds on non-Christians. That's my "mindless" point.
Tammy Osier November 17, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Sorry David, I was actually referring back to the first part of this thread when people came out in full attack mode. My apologies. Note that you're still in here and the rest have flown the coop. I should have been more specific, but bringing the things up that you do, have some merit in which I'd be ashamed to be associated with. I guess that 's why I have always looked for the signs of a true church where reconciliation has always played a big part. Having said that though, I believe the church has been working hard in the past decade to change that. Proof is the churches that have sprung up in defiance of that. I just prefer to be a part of the solution rather than continually condemning the ones who aren't complying to that mandate- it leads to bickering with no solutions in sight. God has a way of fixing that so I'd rather defer it to HIm. :)
Tammy Osier November 17, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Btw....David, I go to a church and am part of a ministry whre I am the minority and I hear those stories all the time from my black brothers and sisters. But those are from their childhood, and they will also say that they've seen much reconciliation in the body in recent years. The book of Acts is point on in what God prefers for His body. Jesus rebuked the church constantly. The NT Epistles tell us how to treat each other and how to treat those on the outside. We need to get about His kingdom and stop the (carnal) arguments that don't lead anywhere. However, I do believe that believers need to beware when getting their information from the media that loves to stir things up when it comes to this subject and others similar. The media tends to focus on what's wrong rather than what's right.
Tammy Osier November 19, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Now that my point has been proven that if you post something that has to do with God or decency, that the drive-bys will come and splatter their spiel for a while and leave, I'd like to leave with my conclusions on the matter. Your post was right on, and I'd think that many would be comforted that God is ultimately in control. Our freewill allows us to go just so far before God intervenes and shows us the better way to do it. I found a really good article that I want to share that might leave you with some food for thought. Here's to looking forward to your next awesome piece! http://townhall.com/columnists/douggiles/2012/11/18/if_god_doesnt_judge_us_hell_have_to_apologize_to_sodom?fb_action_ids=3426258795039&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_ref=column_bottom&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582
David Brown November 19, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Tammy, again, we will have to agree to disagree. I have a BIG problem with your view and Doug Giles's view of God's sovereignty. Both of your views are faulty and show an exegesis of Scripture that is colored by your political perspectives. I love you as my sister in Christ and respect you, but we just see things differently. I'll be thrilled when we get to heaven where Christians won't be wasting precious time arguing about politics and social issues.:)

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