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Protect Our Children

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Are any of you readers old enough to remember 30 years ago or so?
Palistinian terrorists were attacking Israeli grade schools, killing teachers and children. The Israelis did not pass gun-control laws, they armed their teachers and other school employees and made certain that they could use their weapons. The attacks stopped. When is the last time you have heard of an Israeli school being attacked? Since arming teachers and other school staff, even suicide bombers do not enter Israeli schools. Not even suicide bombers!!
Ciminals and terrorists will always be armed. If you do not believe that, then please check all of the Countries of the world that have oppresive gun control laws.
It is despicable that Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party are using the bodies of the teachers and the poor, lovely children of Newtown as soap boxes to stand on and shout for more laws against the freedoms of honest American citizens. Why are the Democrats, lead by Mr. Obama, trying to dis-arm the honest citizens of our Country? Why do they refuse to let our teachers be prepared to defend themselves and our school children? Why must our teachers try to protect our children by serving themselves up for slaughter? The people who commit these crimes always attack the places where they KNOW that they will meet no resistance; grade schools, colleges and theaters. How often do you hear of read attacks on American Police stations or shooting ranges. I doubt if any other news outlets or commentators will answer, nor even speak of any of these questions. But please, think about them and what is the only way to really protect our schools from these evil and cowardly assasins. Think of your own children, and if you honestly believe that Israel was totally wrong; what would you do? And please, let us know your thoughts on this very important matter.

admin @ December 18, 2012

A New You for a New Year

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Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Have you reached the end of your rope only to find out that it’s much shorter than you imagined? Was last year as good as you hoped it would be? Was it as bad as you feared it would be? Does the uncertainty of the future leave you anxious? Has your own mortality entered like a crack in the ice in your youthful belief in personal indestructability?

But wait there’s more…

Does the randomness of good happening to bad people and bad happening to good people leave you wondering if there’s any rhyme or reason to reality? Is looking for answers to these and many other questions like looking for needles in haystacks? Is the quest to find meaning in life like trying to nail fog to the wall?

If you’ve rejected Christ because of Christians don’t mistake the messengers for the message. Christ told his followers to lake His light to the world and most have spent the last 2018 years trying to build a lamp and pretending it was the light.

The message is as simple as receiving it: Confess Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead and you will be saved.

That’s it.

It’s not about joining the right club or following the right rules. We don’t need a seminary degree or someone with one to walk us through learning the secret handshake or the Abra Kadabra password. And there is no magic decoder ring. We don’t have to read the Bible from cover to cover. We don’t have to wear the right clothes, beard, or haircut. We don’t have to vote for the right candidates. We don’t have to take an oath to believe the same things that everyone else who confesses Christ as Lord does.

It isn’t about being good enough. That’s one of the great miracles of God’s economy. While we were yet sinners Jesus came and died so that we could live.

It isn’t about becoming a religious robot who says the right things at the right time to the right people in the right place. God is the One who created us with free choice, so we’re free to choose. It isn’t about conformity. God is the One who created us to be an individual and He doesn’t make junk. We are who He created us to be. He has placed us in a certain time and place so that we can become all He designed us to be and do all that He has called us to do. And that means what He created, placed, and called you to be will be different than what He created, placed, and called me to be. You see it isn’t about cookie-cutter, repeat a formula, and follow the rule book club membership.

It’s about each of us individually confessing Jesus as Lord and each of us individually believing God raised Jesus from the dead and then learning to commune with God, to hear Him speak to us as individuals and then doing what He tells us to do.

If the questions at the beginning of this article float through our minds like storm clouds in a cloudless sky obscuring what should be clear. Let’s give up the battle to do it on our won. Let’s surrender and find victory in allowing God to count the victory of Jesus over sin and death to our account.

It’s so easy we can do it right here right now. We don’t need to be in a meeting, at an altar, or in a special building. We don’t need anyone to hold our hand or even know what we’ve done. We will know. God will know. And once we’re in his hand no one can snatch us out.

I confess Jesus as Lord and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the Dead. That’s it. All done. The battle is over. The war between us and God is over and we are one with Him. Welcome to a new you for a new year.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

Dr. Robert Owens @ January 6, 2019