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I Can Stay Silent No Longer

I am not one who looks to judge the world. That is not my place. That is God’s place. I am to judge good and evil and decide whether myself, as a Christian, should accept it into my life, my family’s life, and my church’s life.

Romans 12:2 is the Christian’s lead in this, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed to the renewing of your mind, that by testing you may discern the will of God, what is good, acceptable and perfect.”

If you are reading this and do not know Christ, I am not going to be one to tell you how to live. It will fall on deaf ears. Here are a couple Bible verses that prove my point:

Proverbs 18:2 – A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, only in expressing his own opinion.

Psalm 14:1 – The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

Proverbs 23:9 – Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words.

If you are reading this and do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, then I will ask that you stop reading now until you know the saving grace of Christ Jesus. This post is for Christians. If you don’t know Him personally then you will project your views on my words, which will color them in a different way than I would like them perceived.

I write this post from someone who is faithfully and dearly in love with Christ.

So, Christian, who are you voting for in the election?

Loaded question, most certainly.

There is one thing I have heard over and over and over again from people calling themselves Christians who are going to vote for either Hilary or Trump. I hear Christians say, “Well, he/she is the lesser of two evils.”

Many other writers have written much better posts about how the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil, but I am going to share yet another, from my viewpoint. But let me start with some proofs from the Bible.

  • 2 Corinthians 6:14
    1. Do not bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
  • 1 Corinthians 10:21
    1. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
  • Proverbs 22:8
    1. He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, and the rod of his fury will perish.
  • Proverbs 1:29-31
    1. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord. “They would not accept my counsel, they spurned all my reproof. So the shall eat of the fruit of their own way and be satiated with their own devices.”
  • The ENTIRE book of Habakkuk

And then there is this:

“When God wants to judge a nation, He gives them wicked rulers.” – John Calvin

Christian, I am pleading with you, DO NOT vote based on the lesser of two evils mentality. You will still be choosing evil, thus heaping the coals of sin upon your own head!

1 Thessalonians 5:22 tells us, as Christians, to “abstain from every form of evil.” This includes the lesser of two evils.

Finally, choosing a lesser of two evils shows the world that you are willing to compromise your own beliefs in order to get what you want. What kind of testimony do you think that gives Christ?

I will leave you with one final Bible verse:

James 4:17 – So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

 

Blowing in the Wind

James 1:6 – …the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind

There is a LOT going on lately in Christendom.

If you are a “good” Christian, then you stand with other “good” Christians against Starbucks, with Donald Trump, with the NRA, with One Million Moms, with the Republicans, and against other Christian groups that don’t believe what you believe, therefore also known as the “bad” Christians.

But let me explain something, Christian…

You are an idiot.

Satan is pretty darn sneaky and I am willing to bet that it is Satan who is getting you all riled up with all of these things that have absolutely NO eternal consequence. It is easy to think that saying “Happy Holidays” will send you to hell, but guess what…

It doesn’t.

Have a happy holiday! Feliz navidad! And you might even hear me say to my Muslim friends, “As-Salam-u-Alaikum” (Peace be unto you). I might even spin a Dreidel or two.

There is not one instance in the Bible where the Christian population expects the non-Christian population to behave as the Christian population behaves.

Not one.

Romans 12:2 – Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Yet we not only expect it, but we get all bent out of shape if it doesn’t happen, thus making us a heck of a lot more like the world than like Christ.

What does James say? The one who doubts will be like the waves of the sea, tossed by the wind. Do you doubt that God is in control? When we doubt God’s control in a situation, we do everything in our power to take control. That means we get on Facebook and tell Starbucks that all Christians are going to boycott them. That means that we get on Twitter and tell @BarakObama that he is really a Muslim and that it is evil to allow a Muslim to have leadership in a “Christian” country.

*Side Note*

Do you realize that one of the reasons that Islam still exists today is because a Christian king took in the fleeing Muslims and gave them sanctuary against their Jewish hunters (kind of reminiscent of the Jews fleeing Pharaoh across the Red Sea).

But I digress.

Now I am not saying that we shouldn’t voice our beliefs. But we should NEVER take to the public square with our beliefs just to win an argument. Our focus and our goal should always and only be to share Christ. Never to win. Remember, the first will be the last and the last will be first.

Here is where we can take a major lesson from those in the missionary field.

When a missionary enters a new environment, they very rarely go in with Bibles blazing spewing verses from their mouths. Missionaries typically go in and learn the culture before they counteract the culture. They immerse themselves in the culture. Only after time will the culture allow them to speak about Jesus

We need to be approachable. We need to be available. We need to be there for people.

1 Peter 3:18 – For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit

FOR people.

Not against them.

God has NEVER been against people, even the ones who nailed Him to a cross. Why should we be against people who make a plain red cup?

So Christian, please, for the sake of everything eternal with the hopes of bringing more and more people to know Christ, please stop being an idiot.

Shut your mouths and listen to God more than you listen to your Facebook stream, the media, or even the “Christian” next door.

Proverbs 17:27-28 – The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

Kermit, The Donald, and the Lunar Tetrad

Joel 2:31 – The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes.

The simple fact that Kermit and company is dealing with controversial adult themes and is being boycotted by supposedly over a million moms and the other fact that there is a very likely chance that The Donald could not only be a major party choice for President but has a chance of winning it means that this world must be ending very soon.

Now, I am not going to claim that to be a prophecy, but really….re-read that paragraph above! If Donald Trump becomes President, I may need to move to a safer country, like say, Nigeria or Eritrea.

But on a more serious note, there is a lot of stuff going around about this whole lunar tetrad thing and what it means for us as a church. There are entire groups of people who stop about one inch short of saying that Jesus is returning on Monday night, many of those people are well known in Christian circles.

Let me see if I can explain this lunar tetrad thing in a brief synopsis rather than the long drawn out dissertations I have been seeing everywhere. It is not an easy thing to understand, so bear with me on this.

Beginning in 2014, there were a series of “blood moons” that have waxed and waned over humanity. The last of these in the series will be happening beginning the night of 9/27 and going into 9/28. So you only have a few days to stock up on water, toilet paper, eggs, and bread. And if Jesus does return, I will try to make sure you don’t go without this blog and I see if I can set up a blogging site on the Godweb.

Revelation 6:12-14 – When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

But this entire event is planned to last 1 hour and 12 minutes and will be best seen from the east coast of America, all of South America, and the west coast of Africa and Europe. It will start when the Earth’s penumbra covers the moon, causing it to go gray. Then, as the Earth’s umbra begins to cover the moon, it will look black and then turn, well, blood red. Depending on where you are in the world, you might only see the penumbra part of it or you might get the full moon, so to speak.

This final blood moon in the series is happening during the Jewish Feast of Sukkot. The previous one in April happened during the Feasts of Pesach/HaMatzah. The Feast of Sukkot is one of the “pilgrimage” festivals listed in Leviticus 23. It is a festival that asks people to both look back and look forward. It looks back at the 40-year period when the Israelites walked the desert of Sinai. It also asks us to look forward to the 1,000 year Messianic Kingdom where God will be dwelling in, and ruling from, Jerusalem.

The word “feast” is a weird word to choose. The actual Hebraic word is “moed.” A moed is more like an appointment than a feast. Think of it as a time when God takes time away from His busy schedule to meet with us directly. Think of it like Jesus, the future groom, going on a date night with his future bride, the church. When we look at Biblical and non-Biblical history, we find that many major event happened during these “moedim.” (plural of moed).

Leviticus 23:1-2 – The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.

We see later in Leviticus that festival is used for another Hebraic word, “chag.” This speaks of a time when there is a party. So these “festivals” are meant to be a joyful, rejoicing time.

Going back to the Festival of Sukkot, this is a fall festival. Christians every year hold fall festivals at churches all across America. It is a modern day version of the Feast of Sukkot. During this time, the Hebrew people would build small “sukkot,” or huts, to live in. They would spend time with friends and family in celebration and also spend a lot of time in synagogue. During the night of the festival, large poles would be put up in the “Court of Women” with large lights hung from them. They would shine enough light to brighten Jerusalem. And then the Jewish people would party into the morning at the world’s first rave with Dr. Dreidel and Boyz II Mensch bringing the beats all night long. (I think I actually just rolled my eyes at that).

Now that you have had a little bit of the history, let’s take a look at possible implications. During many of these lunar eclipses we have seen significant events happen for the Jewish people. Some of these, for example, happened in 1948 when Israel was granted statehood and in 1967 when the Six-Day War was fought.

While a tetrad of lunar eclipses is unusual, it is not the first time it has happened. Just putting these eclipses with a couple Bible verses does not mean that it is time to go get a piece of cardboard and write on it, “Welcome Back, Jesus!”

While John, in Revelation, and Joel, in his self-titled Biblical book, could be talking about solar and lunar eclipses, these are only theories that are put out there by Christians who are very hopeful of the coming of Christ.

Believe me, I am more hopeful than anyone out there that Christ is returning soon. I look at the state of affairs in the world and just know the season is coming when Christ is coming back. But we need to be careful not to jump on every church leaders hope. We need to be very careful to not try to place a time and date on the return of Christ as He warns us in Mark 13.

Mark 13:32 – “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

So when the blood moon comes, go outside and take the family. Think back to a time when you were completely dependent on God meeting your needs. Share that time as a family. Have everyone tell you when they felt the presence of God most in a dark time in their life. Then think ahead to a time when Christ will return. Imagine the beauty of God on the throne and spending eternity in joyful worship.

And then…

If Christ does happen to return on Sunday night…

Enjoy it. You are being welcomed to the table to feast with the Creator, the King, and the Conqueror.

Supporting the Government 3: The Top 8 Republicans

Last week I looked at the bottom 8 contenders for the Republican ticket for President in 2016. In there, I found that some of these candidates are outright liars and others are viable in the Christian mind. Of course, it all comes down to action while in the Oval Office, but these small snapshots will hopefully give you an idea as to those candidates that might win my vote.

This week, I would like to look at the top 8.

Rand Paul – Senator from Kentucky

People know Rand Paul’s dad, Ron Paul, more than they know of Rand. Rand titles himself as a constitutional conservative and is very much seen as the leader of the conservative-libertarian bloc in Congress.

Out of the gate, Paul has typical Libertarian double-speak. He has come out opposing national laws for same-sex marriage and has literally said that “human life begins at conception and should be granted legal protection from that moment.” But in a turn of events, in March 2013, Paul said that as a physician, there are “thousands of exceptions” to a pro-life stance on abortion. It is this kind of double-speak that shows me he is a liar, but he is someone who will say anything get the vote.

Sorry, Senator Paul, but even before I go any further and waste any more of my time on you, a liar like yourself will not receive my vote.

Mike Huckabee – Former Governor of Arkansas and now TV personality

Mike has been down this path before. He was runner-up behind McCain in 2008. He is the complete opposite of a Constitutional Conservative (which many know as the Tea party). Immediately I see something in Huckabee that I like. He understands something that the Founding Fathers of the country understood, they said we are ALL equal. This means that we all have intrinsic worth and children in the womb have the same rights as children outside the womb. But he did go on to say that he would approve a law that would terminate a pregnancy if the mother is in danger. While that is a gray area for me personally because my feelings want to take over, I understand what the right choice to do is, and that is err on the side of life for both mother and child. This leads to healthcare reform that gives serious attention to coming up with winning solutions for both mother and child in these situations.

I also agree with him on views of same sex marriage and his view that it IS government’s role to legislate morality. The government is required to legislate morality. Don’t we have laws against theft and murder? If so, then we are saying that it is alright for the government to legislate morality in those cases. Why not in the case of same-sex marriage and abortion?

Now, here is where I do have to question Huckabee. In 2007 it came out that he supported accepting illegal immigrants after 3 years of being in the country. However, in 2008, he came out and said that “illegal immigrants must go home and start over.” And in January of this year, he said that we need to allow illegal immigrant children into college despite the crimes of their parents. Now I believe that we need immigration reform, and I agree with much of what Huckabee says about immigration, but his double speak on the issue causes me concern. It is not enough for me to outright call him a liar, because in the full context of those quotes, which I did not put in here, I can understand his position clearly and it seems to follow a biblical worldview. But to say that I am not concerned would be false because it shows he could very easily sway his mind a different direction once elected.

Mike, I would not withhold a vote from you, but I would watch you very carefully in the debates as we get closer.

Dr. Ben Carson – Physician and Citizen Politician

I have a warm spot in my heart for Dr. Carson. When my daughter was born, she had a head deformity. Not severe, but enough that our pediatrician wanted her seen by the doctors at John’s Hopkins neurosurgery department. We set up the appointment and took our daughter and saw Ben Carson! We took along one of his children’s books and asked him to sign it, which he did gracefully. From what I remember of him, he was very soft-spoken, tender-hearted, and easy to talk to. He didn’t rush us as parents and seemed honestly concerned for ours and our daughter’s welfare.

Ben’s view on abortion is that he is “unabashedly and entirely pro-life.” He goes on to explain that he has performed surgery on infants pre-birth and through that has realized that they are “very much alive.”

Ben is also for giving homosexuals rights, but not marriage. He claims, as I believe, homosexuality is a choice, not something we are born as. He did have a time in 2013 when he came under fire for likening homosexuality with pedophilia and bestiality. He admitted he took the metaphor too far and apologized publically.

As for immigration, he believes that we should not deport the illegal immigrants, but create a guest worker program for them similar to Canada’s. He does feel that there should be stronger penalties for those who employ illegal immigrants, but that we need to create a program for immigrants to do the jobs that American’s choose not to do.

I am a little concerned with the wording used on his website for faith in our society. He wrote an example of people performing their faith privately to explain his stance. As a Christian, the Bible calls us to perform our faith in the public eye. We cannot be closet Christians. While I don’t believe that a certain faith should be mandated in America, I do believe that we need to be able to practice our faith in the public eye.

Based on my study of Dr. Carson, I would not withhold a vote from him, but I would watch him very carefully in the debates, especially around the topics of faith. I would also watch carefully around abortion because I want to see if his words that he shares on his website are his beliefs in the debate.

Marco Rubio – Senator of Florida

Rubio is very strongly pro-life and has come out saying we need to legislate rights for children in the womb. With regard to gay marriage, he has said that he supports the states right to re-define marriage, but strongly believes in one man-one woman marriage. I find this is a little suspect. To me it sounds too much like the easy way out to have both sides support him and he can, like Pilate, wash his hands of the whole debate.

One thing I found interesting is that he supports a $20 million tax credit to companies that produce G-rated and PG-rated movies. I think that is a great way to show that he believes it IS government’s role to legislate morality. With regard to immigration, he believes in a modified amnesty. They would receive their cards after 10 (or 15, depending on which quote you read of his) years. He also believes, as I do, we need to focus on stopping the future illegal immigrant and stop punishing the current ones.

His faith life is interesting. Being Latino, one would think Catholicism would lead his views, and it does, to a degree. But when he was a pre-teen, he was Mormon and, at 13, convinced his family to convert back to Catholicism.

My concerns with him are more from a scandal standpoint. First he is a member of the Tea Party, an organization that I do not associate with. But a scandal broke a few years ago that he overspent on the GOP credit card, including expenses on haircuts and repairing his family minivan. He also double-billed the GOP for flights that he took. Now he has paid back much of the money, but has refused to pay some back claiming they were legitimate expenses.

I don’t know how I feel about Rubio. I think he is a fairly casual Christian who will use faith as a vote-generator but will leave faith out when it help gain votes. Just because I have a negative feeling in my gut, I will withhold my vote for Rubio until he proves himself more. Overall, it was the scandals that did it for me.

Scott Walker – Governor of Wisconsin

Walker doesn’t post his views to issues directly on his website. They are found in reading various blog posts. And this is not unlike him to avoid issues. He has come out saying he believes in evolution and then ran away from the issue as people asked questions about it until he finally came out with a statement that he believes God created humans but science and faith are not incompatible. While I agree with him that science and faith are compatible, I also strongly believe that if you get the first few chapters of the Bible and the last few chapters of the Bible understood and believe them, then the middle makes sense.

He claims he is strongly pro-life, yet will only approve a ban on abortion after 20 weeks. However, only a month earlier, he said he supports banning all abortions. Typical government double speak.

Because of this, Scott, I cannot vote for you, someone who blatantly lied to the people! You claim to support banning all abortions yet sign the bill to ban after 20 weeks. Liar.

Reject your vote for Scott Walker.

Jeb Bush – Former Governor of Florida

Ok, I have to come out and say it, the name Bush scares the crap out of me! During the darkest point in our American history since the Civil War, I supported what was likely one of THE worst presidents I believe our country ever knew (I think it is a toss-up between Bush 43 and Carter).

In a typical political fashion, you can see the changing of beliefs through the years as a politician ages and gets more ambitious. When he first started, he was quoted saying “Don’t need laws about abortion if we understand about moral absolutes.” A few short years later, he was claiming that he does support abortion for limited cases (rape, incest, etc….). Then in 2012, he came out against the views of the GOP (not always a bad thing, but in this case I believe it is) in saying that we have to change the message in order to build a base among women and minorities.

In January, it came out that Bush said that we should not have rights for LGBT because that approves of sodomy. Yet in the same month, he is quoted as saying that we need to respect same-sex unions and lifelong commitments.

Bush does feel as I do that illegal immigration is not a crime, but an act of serving your family in most cases, to get them a better life. To that, he supports the DREAM act. He has come out saying that the GOP needs to be considered the party of inclusion and acceptance and has started voicing his views which run counter to traditional GOP agendas.

Jeb, sorry. I cannot approve of your stances and you changes. You are entirely too prone to wave in the wind, wherever the votes will fall. For that, Jeb, I must call you a liar and reject a vote for you.

And that brings us to the last name,

Donald Trump – Businessman and television personality

Trump and I don’t believe in much of the same stuff at all. He calls for banning late term abortions only unless the woman was raped or the baby is a product of incest. Even though he claimed the be converted to pro-life.

He has come out saying we need to tolerate diversity, but then not long after comes out saying no partner benefits and gay marriage.

Overall, I could say a LOT more about Trump, but will decline. I am sure you can see where my vote is going, and it is NOT to Trump. You are a wishy-washy liar under the guise of a strong businessman.

Next week I will look at the Democratic contenders for the Presidency of the United States.

Dear George Takei

James 4:11 – Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brothe, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

So I was surfing Facebook yesterday and came across a story in my feed about George Takei putting Donald Trump in his place. I listened to the YouTube video and read the transcript of what he said and I have a few thoughts. Please keep in mind that my thoughts are more toward both George and “The Donald” but George’s final comment that went viral is what I feel the need to discuss.

Also note that this came on the same day as I was reading/viewing a ChurchLeaders.com article about 10 views on the gay marriage debate with views that are incredibly dangerous (Hillsong’s Carl Lentz) to Pharisaical (John MacArthur) to completely uneducated (Joel Osteen).

I want each of my readers to know that I am working to understand everyone’s viewpoint in this debate. The Christian church has a bad reputation in this day of being so closed-minded that it doesn’t even take the time to hear people when they say they are gay (or divorced or having an affair or, or, or….)

But I also want each of my readers to know where I stand. First, I truly believe homosexuality is a choice. Second, I believe that since it is a choice, and it is spoken against in the Bible (both Old and New Testaments), that it is a sin. Third, because homosexuality is a sin in the Bible, and living a homosexual lifestyle is living a volitional life of sin, I would not be able to marry a homosexual couple. I also would not be able to ordain a homosexual person. Fourth, I believe that we as Christians scream at people way too much about their sin and neglect to get ourselves right with God and crucify our sin daily.

So, Fred, what does this have to do with Takei and Trump?

Well, I am glad you asked, but I am not there yet.

Donald, I have very little respect for you as a politician and absolutely no respect for you as someone who understands the Christian worldview. I do respect what you have done in business, although I am worried that you have done so through ruthless, cutthroat actions, which runs counter to what I believe. If you plan on running my country like that, I cannot, in all integrity to what I believe, ever vote for you.

George, I enjoyed watching you on Star Trek. I respect that you lived your life quietly in the shadows until the day came when you could unleash your frustrations. I do respect that you have taken up this cause, no matter how misguided I believe it is. But, George, there comes a time when humans should learn to control their tongues. And with this latest round, I believe you crossed the line.

Ok, so now, here is what happened.

Romans 14:1 – As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

You probably saw it on the news, but George took to the news media to explain his differences of opinion to Donald Trump. He pointed out that Donald, who supposedly believes in “traditional marriage,” holds his definition of traditional marriage loosely because he has been married three times.

Now, while after research, I must agree that Donald holds his definition too loosely, I believe George generalized way too much.

Let me explain.

When George simply said that Donald didn’t believe in traditional marriage, he was speaking about the marry/divorce/marry repeat cycle that Donald has been involved in. But that over generalizes, George, based on the definition of traditional marriage in the Bible and what Paul meant by a “one woman man.”

You see, George, I got married this weekend. This was my second marriage. It was my new wife’s third. In the Bible there are circumstances that divorce is approved. And just so you know, George, both Mimi and I fit the criteria for being able to divorce. We did not nullify what you think is the definition of traditional marriage. Both of our previous marriages ended when our ex’s had sexual relations with another person. Beyond that, my ex gave me the writ of divorce. Biblically, we were open to marry another person, whether they have never been married or if they had a similar situation.

So, George, don’t generalize those of us who support traditional marriage and got divorced.

I want to make one more point clear. I support our government doing whatever they want from a standpoint of providing equality for all.

Our government is not Christian.

But when that same government reduces rights of a population (aka Christians) to increase rights to another population (aka the gay community) then that is where I see the problem.

If our government wants to give you “marriage” rights by their definition, let them. They will have to answer to God for their choices.

But if they are going to remove the benefits and rights they have provided me or my group, then the constitution is not being upheld.

Your definition of marriage and mine do not intersect. The government’s definition and mine do not intersect. And I am fine with that.

1 Corinthians 11:19 – For there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.

I never expected those with non-Christian values to understand the choices I make.

I just expect that the government that I am living under to protect my rights as a citizen, and that includes my right to worship how I see fit.

That means I cannot marry a gay couple. That means that in certain circumstances, I may not be able to accommodate a gay couple. For example, if we host a homeless shelter in our church, I will allow the heterosexual married couples to room together but I cannot allow the homosexual couples to room together. If I own a college that is founded on a Biblical premise, I cannot allow housing for gay “married” couples.

The church of Jesus Christ does not recognize the marriage of gay couples.

So judge me how you will. It is what I believe.

And, from what I understand of the constitution, I am allowed to believe what I want freely as long as I do not advocate a breach of the peace or cause violence.

I am calling for Christians to get back to the Bible. Peacefully reject the government’s claim that homosexual couples can marry. Refuse to marry and ordain. Remember during all of this, Christian, to love. If we simply attack with our words, we are breaching what we love this country for and the commands of our own Christ.

To my gay friends and advocates for them, I appreciate you each in my life. You have helped me to understand that I need to stay strong to my own convictions but to do so with love and grace.

To that end, I would be more than happy to talk to anyone at any time about my beliefs and how my own convictions do not make me discriminatory any more than you wanting me to give up my beliefs is discriminatory.

So, George, I ask you to simply think a little harder before you make blanket statements about a population. In return I will strive more deeply to offer grace and peaceful words to those who believe as you do.

In Christian Love,

Fred Noble

2 Timothy 2:15 – Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

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