New Life, by Sonia Doyle
My life before Jesus was a life of pain, confusion, and personal destruction. Through faith in Jesus, I entered a spiritual, personal relationship with God and discovered a new way to live.
I love spring! It’s wonderful, after a long, grey winter, to feel the gentle warmth of the sun and see the first signs of new life. Often, it seems to me that winter will never end but spring reminds me that death in winter is only, a part of the cycle of life and life is much more powerful than death. Spring reminds me of the new life Jesus has given me. Before I believed in Jesus, or understood who He is, and what that means for me, I belonged to death. Death frightened me and I understood it to be the ultimate end of all things. The only life I experienced was painful and confusing, with a few moments of pleasure here and there. Because I was afraid of death and suffered because of the pain it governed me by, I gave my life over to death. No little girl dreams of growing up and becoming a drug addict but the forces that shaped me and the choices I made in response to those forces, led me directly, to that destination. Every day, I ingested a little death, in the form of drugs, to cope with the emotional pain, that enabled death to rule my life. I was caught up in a cycle of death that left me with no hope for my future. Even though death was crushing me, I longed for death to swallow me whole. I was a child of winter and I didn’t believe that spring would ever come. Continue reading
Grown Up Too Soon
Sex-education in public schools and services offered to minors, by Planned Parenthood, are for insuring that children don’t engage in unsafe sex or face an unwanted pregnancy. However, neither of these methods have succeeded and in some ways, they promote the sexual abuse of children.
Our culture is toxic for children and it is important for parents and grandparents, to work overtime in protecting their children from engaging in sexual activity before they are mature enough to do so. It is also, necessary to protect them from sexual predators, as they are an ever-increasing threat to children. It is important for children to be informed about sex but in this culture of undefined sexual morality, children need help in establishing healthy boundaries around sexual activity and relationships. Children must be taught to value and honor themselves, by honoring their bodies and emotional health. The problem with sex education in the public schools is that information is offered, but none of it is offered within moral guidelines and in the popular culture, almost all sexual activity is tolerated. What is not tolerated is stating unequivocally, that sex is wrong outside of moral boundaries. Children are bombarded with sexual images and behaviors through media and this coupled with the morally, unfiltered information they receive in school, puts a great deal of pressure on young people to become sexually active. Children are also, pressured to discover their orientation and consider the possibility of becoming a transgendered person. Children find themselves overwhelmed by information because they lack the maturity and wisdom to filter it. Sex has always been an important part of personal identity but today, sexual identity is blown out of proportion and seen as the sum of an individual. Also in many ways, sex has been removed from its natural context and accompanying, natural boundaries. It is no longer presented to children as an act that bonds a man and woman, emotionally and permanently. Thereby, forming the foundation for creating and raising a family. By removing the natural consequence of pregnancy,through birth control and abortion, to many people, sex has become little more than a recreational activity. The only guidelines that many children are receiving for sexual activity, is in what birth control to use, how to use it, and how to prevent the spread of disease. Sex education is a powerful tool in the hands of social engineers who want to destroy the traditional family unit and they are enjoying great success, at the expense of the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of our children. Safe sex should be emotionally safe as well as physically safe. The bond between a man and a woman, along with the family formed as a result of that bond, is sacred. Continue reading
Jesus! The Conquering King!
Religion works from without and conforms adherents to its standards. Jesus works within believers and transforms sinners into obedient,children of God.
I John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
There is only one Biblical religion and that is the Jewish religion, which God gave the children of Israel to practice. Everything about that religion, prophesies of the Messiah and reflects his character. The Jewish religion is the form of godliness that Jesus fulfilled. The Jewish religion was not burdensome for Jesus because it is His nature to live the commandments that God gave His children to live by. The life Jesus lived on earth was a living example of what the Jewish holy days and festivals established, as those things hoped for by the Jewish people. Jesus fulfilled many prophesies and the Old Testament is a foreshadowing of Him. Jesus still lives and prophecies are still being fulfilled by Him and that will continue until Jesus delivers the creation back to His Father, free from the corruption of sin and death. Since Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the only Biblical religion, there is no longer any need for religion because all that religion promises, is available to all who are willing to believe in Jesus as their personal savior from sin. Continue reading
The Modern Holocaust Against Children
Maggie Tuttle is a dedicated grandmother in Great Britain, who is also, an advocate for abused children in the Foster Care System that often, subjects those children to further abuse. Maggie’s fight takes place in England but it is a global problem and children are in great need of people like Maggie who works tirelessly, on their behalf.
The website, Children Screaming To Be Heard at www.childrenscreamingtobeheard.com is dedicated to helping children who are lost within the Foster Care systems that were designed to help and protect abused children. Those systems, in many cases, have become the monsters they were supposed to defend children from. These systems can’t survive and provide jobs for government workers if there are too few abused children. This results in children being taken into the system when there are better alternatives for them. Children are also, in high demand for sexual abuse and are valuable merchandise for those willing to obtain and sell children to adults for their personal gratification. This is a huge problem in Great Britain and Europe but it is also, a problem in the United States. Few people know what goes on inside the Foster Care System and this makes it a perfect system to corrupt for the purpose of trafficking children, on a global scale. Though few people seem to be aware of how millions of children are being abused in their homes and also, in the government programs, and charities designed to serve them, it is a problem that affects us all. Children are the future and their personal destruction means the eventual, destruction of our civilization. All good people have the responsibility of making child abuse unacceptable in our society and also, to make sure that children aren’t merchandised as slaves in the underground global-sex-trade.
Maggie Tuttle is a woman who isn’t afraid to fight city hall and Maggie fights to win. Below, I am sharing a You-Tube video featuring, Maggie, as she discusses the plight of today’s children and the safe houses for abused children that she is working to establish. I hope you will take the time to watch this video and also, consider what part you might be able to play in ending the silent holocaust that is taking place against children. All baby boomer parents and grandparents have the potential of becoming a voice for children, who have no voice at all. Follow this link to Maggie’s video. https://www.youtube.com:443/watch?v=oQiuI9yJwRw
The Devotion Of Mary Magdalene
Jesus not only, called Mary Magdalene to salvation but also, chose her to become part of His inner circle. By doing so, Jesus fulfilled the purpose of God, in having mercy upon those upon whom society regards as less than human in value and beyond hope of reformation. Jesus hates prostitution but Jesus loves prostitutes.
There is no lower station in society than that of prostitute. This was true during the time when Jesus walked the earth and it is still true, today. Religious people, those who claim to represent God, probably bear the most responsibility in how society views prostitutes. I hate prostitution and I believe that Jesus hates it too but I know that Jesus loves prostitutes, in the same way that He loved Mary Magdalene. Mary returned that great love with deep gratitude and devotion to Jesus, the first person who treated her as a human being, equal in value to all other human beings. Continue reading
Jesus Values Those Who Are Weak
Though parents are often confused as to how they raised adult children who abuse them, child abuse and elder abuse are the same problem. Children abuse their parents when they become adults because they were abused as children.
Child abuse comes in many forms. Some parents overtly, abuse their children because it gratifies an emotional need within themselves. They purposely, abuse their children because it makes them feel better. It also, aids them in maintaining power and control in an abusive family system. Other parents passively, abuse their children not because it makes them feel better but because they don’t recognize the dysfunctional behavior as abuse. Both types of parents are abusive to their children because of the abuse they suffered as children. Whether abuse is passive or aggressive, all abuse causes emotional and psychological damage in children. Child abuse and elder abuse are two sides of one problem. Continue reading
Jesus Is The Power Of Life Over Death
From the moment we are conceived, we enter into a constant battle with death. Most of the time, we are able to deny that reality but there are events in life, that bring us all face to face with mortality. The only way to conquer death is to reach for life, in Jesus Christ.
Many people who accept Jesus and make Him the Lord of their lives don’t have the stark realization of their choice being one of life vs death. The stark contrast of my choice for eternal life instead of death, was very clear to me because the events that led me to that point, brought me face to face with my mortality. I was only, nineteen years old when I became a follower of Jesus, but I had felt the brush of death as a small child when I had scarlet fever and spent my third year of life in bed. My childhood wasn’t rosy and my teenage years were troubled. Like many troubled children of my generation, I sought comfort in drugs. There is no comfort there, other than the comfort of denial, but denial is a lie that enables what threatens us to do more damage, under cover of darkness. By age eighteen, I no longer had any hope in myself and I didn’t want to live. I purposely, over-dosed and I died. However, a friend came looking for me and the doctors revived me. There were no white lights or visions of Heaven. There was no life in me, physical or spiritual, and my clinical death experience, was one of deepest darkness. I felt myself enveloped by the familiar, dark cloud that overshadowed my life. When I regained consciousness, I cried because I didn’t want to be alive. The life I’d always known, was always dogged by death. In fact, death was so powerful in my life that I saw death as the ultimate solution to my emotional pain and hopelessness. Every time I used drugs, I was reaching for death and my suicide attempt was an attempt to not only, reach for death but embrace it. I hated life and loved what death promised me, an end to all pain. Continue reading
Unwanted Children Are Abused Children (Orphans by, Thomas Kennington)
I doubt anyone, especially Christians, would claim to support child abuse. It’s true that Jesus hates child abuse but children are commonly, abused. Therefore, many people (including Christians)who deny supporting child abuse are in reality, abusing children and the church often contributes to the cultural silencing of victims.
Child abuse isn’t the uncommon problem that most people pretend it is. Even though, most people deny being abused as a child, all children experience some instances of abuse. Children may not be abused by their parents but fall prey to other family members, adults entrusted with their care, and older children. The truth is, all children are raised within a culture of abuse and no one is exempt from suffering as a victim of child abuse. Of course, there is a difference in the degree and type of abuse and who the abuser is does make some difference in how it damages a child. Some of us suffer extensive abuse, while others experience it as one or more traumatic events. However, child abuse always damages children and all damaged children grow up to be damaged adults. Continue reading
A Mother’s Love
The fight for equality is a popular, political theme but equality isn’t an outcome to be achieved, it is a fact to be realized. Equality is an inherent gift from God, that can be surrendered but never taken. In Jesus, all people are equal.
The U.S. Constitution declares that “all men are created equal”. This statement is the foundation of personal liberty in the United States. It has never been fully realized but the ideal of inherent equality must be upheld, or all personal liberty will be lost. Many Americans, in this present era, have been confused by power-seekers and no longer define equality as inherent in all human beings. In fact, people who have no faith in God can’t understand true, human equality because they are blinded by unbelief and don’t know where equality comes from. I believe most people today, understand equality as an outcome to be achieved, when individuals prove themselves to be viable human beings, worthy of equality. By this definition, only the strongest people, who’ve received the right opportunities, are fully viable and worthy of equality and freedom. The weak and the poor are considered less viable, less than equal, and worthy only, of whatever charity the elites wish to hand out to them. Those who claim to fight for the equality of women and minorities are those who have redefined equality. They rise to power by doing so and live in luxury off the labor of those they deem as not measuring up to elitist status. They declare their own achievement of equality, as they oppress the poor and the powerless. Continue reading
The Source Of Equality And Freedom
Progressive thought is based on eugenics, scientific thought that includes human beings in playing a directive role in human evolution. Through progressive, slow implementation of the ideals of eugenics, Progressives have redefined equality and close examination reveals that inequality is the heart of the Progressive movement.
The Progressive Movement has been active in the United States for over one hundred years. At the turn of the 20th Century, it was very popular thought and considered, cutting edge. Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were both important, Progressive presidents. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood was also, an important member of the Progressive Movement. Eugenics, the science of selective breeding as applied to human beings, was the foundation of the Progressive movement. By it, the true believers of Progressivism sought to end crime by removing undesirables from the population. Positive eugenics were expressed by promoting “good breeding” among the elite population. Negative eugenics were carried out by sterilizing mentally ill and mentally handicapped persons. Birth control was promoted by Margaret Sanger, under the guise of women’s rights, with the true intent of preventing promiscuous women and other lower class women, from having children out-of-wedlock. The ideals of eugenics, that were first promoted in the United States, were adopted in Europe and Adolph Hitler put those ideas into extreme practice through his attempted, full genocide of the Jewish people. Since most proponents of eugenics were also, racists at that time, I doubt that American Progressives were against Hitler attempting to wipe out the Jewish race but as the name implies, Progressive ideas must be implemented by slow progression over a long period of time, or they will be rejected. Adolph Hitler was not allowed to exterminate the Jews and his crimes caused people of that era to turn away from progressivism, in revulsion. The Progressive Movement was forced underground but continued to slowly, implement the ideals based upon eugenics and the creation of a perfect human race and a utopian world. Continue reading