My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Questiion Unanswered

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14

This is what greeted me as I opened up the Sunday morning bulletin at Greencastle Bible Church yesterday. Those of you who follow my blog regularly know I have said before this blog was very close to being called Conservative Christian Outrage. My first blog, Mark 1:11 was started because of my son, Jacob’s decision to enlist in the ARMY during a time of war. My reason to develop and post at Conservative Outrage was because I felt our country and our military was being short changed by many in Congress, the media and what has been come to be know as the far left.

You also know my tendency to be critical of President Obama, his appointments and policies. I specifically did not post some times because I didn’t want this blog to become a political blog. I try to keep it towards the Conservative side on a variety of topics. What has that got to do with Hebrews 12:14 and my attendance at services yesterday, let me tell you.

I take my Conservatism and my Christianity seriously. As is sometimes the case, and is now, they are on a collision course. President Obama reached out he other day to Iran. He basically got slapped down by Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Hebrews 12:14 says reach out to all people. He did. This is not the first time he has reached out to the Iranian people. My personal belief is like that of Ariel Sharon. To paraphrase, If a man looks you in the face and says he wants to kill you, you better believe him. Iran has totally denied that holocaust. They call America the Great Satan. Their leaders have many times stated Israel should be wiped off the map.

Last time I checked Christians and Jews both believed in the same God. I am sure there are people who will dispute that however, for the sake of discussion let’s presume Christian and Jews are in the same boat.


Where does that leave me? I believe we should follow the teachings of the Bible. I also believe that given the opportunity Iran will develop the Atomic bomb and use it in the name of their religion. Is not President Obama doing what Hebrews 12:14 says to do? I certainly don’t agree with him on much but……

I’ll post, you decide.

7 comments:

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Reaching out to all people, even our enemies is one thing, but when Obama disrespects the Prime Minister of our oldest and closest ally, Great Britain, and kicking our only Democratic ally in the Middle East, Israel,under the bus, in the process is quite another.

Zeeva Daveed said...

You are my kind of guy, a Christian brother in the Lord. Another disciple speaking the truth. God bless you and keep on preaching on. People need to hear the truth. It is our responsibility to present the truth, not make them believe.

You keep doing your part and God will do his. Keep water my friend and the seeds will sprout and grow.


Shalom

MightyMom said...

yeah, he's reaching out to shake hands with a rattle snake. .....

it's a stoooopid move. Period

ABNPOPPA said...

Thanks for you all stopping by.

MRG & Zeeva, I mean no disrespect but what do I do. I don't really support him of his policies but I feel one must give credit where credit is due. He has not shown me any Presidential qualities. Is this just part of a high stakes game of showmanship?

Yes, he is reaching out I fear to a man with his finger on the button of an atomic bomb.

Pops

Jungle Mom said...

When the line is crossed and Caesar takes what belongs to God, we have to re act. The hand reaching to Iran is directly opposed to the preservation Israel.
Sad days.

Elmo said...

Good Lord! Talked about forked tongues! You people are lost sheep.

You have heard that it was said, "Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:43-44)


I will pray for you.

Joie said...

ABNPOPPA,
I agree Christians and Jews are in the same boat. I also agree we are to follow the teachings of the Bible. But remember the Bible also tells us to put on the armor of G-d. We don't do that so we can sit passively on the sidelines! We are to be gentle as the dove and wise as the serpent...I still don't trust Mr. O yet. His belief system appears to be in opposition to the Bible. So I will reserve judgment on him for the moment. I will continue to pray for him to have wisdom and wise council. I admire you for giving him credit. And thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see you there again! Shalom, joie

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