by Skip Barland
The Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Boy Scouts of America board members opened a three-day meeting on Monday in which they will consider ending a controversial national ban on gay membership, sparking a flurry of lobbying from groups both for and against the change. (Reuters)
The problem with our nation today is that there are too many in positions of power who themselves have no honor, and obviously were not Boy Scouts in their youth.
How sick our world is today and how utterly revolting it is to see the sort of things that are now being mandated by this anti God de facto D.C. Corporation.
Know this, that today in this “Politically Correct,” howbeit morally INCORRECT environment, that is being shoved down our throats by this de facto D.C. Corporation, that Satan has declared war on this coming generation, and has asked to have your children that he may mold them and shape them into his image!
The Bible warns us not to remove the ancient landmarks of moral ethics and biblical principals that were long ago established by our Founding Fathers.
We have a rich Judaic Christian heritage in our country that has today been removed from all of our history books. These moral standards and ethics were laid down and established by God as a mandated code for his covenant children to follow.
These moral laws were not suggestions, but they were mandated by God Himself.
The training up of our children in the ways of God has ALWAYS been a big priority with God. It was even the reason that is given in the Bible, as to why God chose father Abraham to be the progenitor of the Messianic line.
18 since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19 For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”
Our Founding Fathers adopted these principals and values (as found in the Holy Bible) to be the foundation stones upon which our Republic, our Constitution, and our society were to be established.
As evidence of this fact the FIRST official act of Congress in the newly formed Republic (in 1782) was to authorize funds for the printing of Bibles to be distributed throughout our country:
“…in January of 1781, Robert Aitken (publisher of the Pennsylvania Magazine in Philadelphia) petitioned Congress for permission to print an English-language Bible on his presses in America rather than import the Bibles.
In his memorial to Congress, Aitken said “your Memorialist begs leave to, inform your Honours That he both begun and made considerable progress in a neat Edition of the Holy Scriptures for the use of schools” and went on to say “your Memorialist prays, that he may be commissioned or otherwise appointed & Authorized to print and vend Editions of, the Sacred Scriptures, in such manner and form as may best suit the wants and demands of the good people of these States.”
Congress appointed a committee that was to “from time to time [attend] to his progress in the work; that they also [recommend] it to the two Chaplains of Congress to examine and give their opinion of the execution.”
The committee, comprised of Founding Fathers James Duane, Thomas McKean, and John Witherspoon, reported back to Congress in September of 1782 giving its full approval.
They also included assurances from the two chaplains of Congress that “Having selected and examined a variety of passages throughout the work, we are of opinion that it is executed with great accuracy as to the sense, and with as few grammatical and typographical errors as could be expected in an undertaking of such magnitude.”
Congress gave Aitken a ringing endorsement in the form of a congressional resolution to “publish this Recommendation in the manner he shall think proper” to help sell and circulate the Bible. The complete text of this Congressional resolution is:
‘Whereupon, RESOLVED, THAT the United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above report of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this Recommendation in the manner he shall think proper.'”http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=112866
Are you not tired of having these potentate demigods under this de facto Corporate structure in Washington DC ramming their agenda and their values down your throat, telling you how you are to raise your children?
Do these people in Washington DC, who are elected to represent you and to implement your values, are they doing that and is this the direction you want our country to take?
If not then why are you putting up with it?
Our prayer, for all of us, should be for God to either save them or remove them from office before they destroy our country!
Another thing you can do is vote with your wallet or pocket book!
These are the corporations, all companies that you and I do business with, who are today attempting to force this change upon the Boy Scouts of America and also upon you.
The following was in an Article by WorldNetDaily:
A major drop in corporate funding (for BSA) came last September after a gay-rights blogger for the Huffington Post published a collaborative report that named the donors and chastised them for violating their own policy of not discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.
Since the September report,
are among the corporations that have declared they have stopping funding the BSA.
The homosexual-rights group Scouting for All lists some more of the corporations that have refused to fund the BSA’s national organization.
- Levi Strauss and Company,
- J.P. Morgan,
- American Airlines,
- Portland General Gas and Electric,
- Hewlett Packard,
- Fleet Bank,
- CVS/Pharmacy Stores
- Carrier Corp.
At the time of the September report, shipping giant UPS, which gave $167,000 to the Scouts in 2010, insisted the “gay” policy would not impact its donations. But after a petition drive that month by another homosexual-rights group, Scouts for Equality, UPS changed its mind.
Scouts for Equality now lists UPS, Merck and Intel as corporate sponsors.
Among the public figures who support the group’s aims, along with President Obama, are 2012 Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney and Washington state Republican gubernatorial nominee Rob McKenna.http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/look-which-companies-dumping-boy-scouts/
For those of you who consider yourselves Conservative Republicans, please note that the Republican nominees in this past election where also on the same page with these efforts.
Personally I think there are many within the church today who need to refresh their memories about what Jesus warned us about “Wolves in Sheep’s clothing” in these last days.
The fact is the Republican Party, under this corrupt de facto corporate system, it is no better and there is no difference from that of the Democratic Party, on this one issue of a “New World Order,” which the Bible tells us will ultimately be a totalitarian/fascist One World Government; and on that one point of steering our nation in that direction, both political parties, in terms of their leadership and ultimate objectives, are on the very same page.
On the issue of Homosexuality, I need to say one thing here, and that is as we study our Bible we find that ALL of us, every last single one of US, as the descendants of Adam and Eve, that we ALL have sinned, meaning we have fallen short and have therefore missed God’s mark, His standards and His requirements for entry into heaven, as we stand on our own without the benefit of a Saviour. Without Jesus we ALL would be up the creek without a paddle.
What exactly is Sin?
The best way I can describe Sin is that it is ANYTHING that goes crosswise or against God’s original plan and purpose for His creation; and since He is God and we are not, He gets to make the rules!
None of us are going to make it into heaven, according to what the Bible says on the subject, by our own individual efforts and the reason is God’s salvation, His forgiveness, and offer of reconciliation back into His family, comes ONLY through faith in Jesus Christ and His propitious work for us on Calvary’s Cross.
As it says in the Bible (Ephesians 2:8-9), Salvation is a gift that comes not of ourselves, out of anything that we do through our own individual efforts or works, in any attempt to earn our salvation; but rather the Bible says that salvation is totally God’s gift to us, that is given only to those who receive it by faith, through their acceptance of Jesus Christ as both their Lord and Saviour; and the reason why God does it is because He loves you!
Unless we want to see the same disaster happening in heaven that is today happening in the earth, ever since the fall of Adam and Eve, then we certainly can understand why God has said that Sin cannot be tolerated in heaven.
However in preparation for eternity, God has established certain rules and standards for His children to abide by, while we still reside in the earth; and whereas our adherence to these standards and rules is not what gets us into heaven, nevertheless it makes for a much better life for us and for our families while we are still living this side of eternity.
Because of this fact God has also forbidden these things, these certain kinds of behavior (which we can read about in the Bible) from being practiced among His covenant children in the earth.
So what is wrong with Homosexuality?
It is clear from the Bible account in Genesis, that God first created Adam in His image and after His likeness. We are then told that God formed Adam’s physical body from the dust of the ground, and then breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and then it says that Adam became a living soul.
God then said it is not good for Adam to be alone and so He created for Adam a helpmate, a woman.
He did this by taking a piece of Adam (his rib) and then the Bible says that God formed and fashioned that rib into a woman.
Now the reason God did this was for the procreation of mankind, as is obvious because God told Adam and Eve “to be fruitful and multiply.”
The Bible also says that Adam (which is the name used in the Bible for ‘man’) was only created Male and Female, and we find nowhere in the biblical account any record of a neuter gender being created, anywhere in between.
Obviously men do not make kids with other men and women cannot perpetuate the human species by themselves, without the benefit of a male; and so this is the way God set this world up to work.
Anything that goes crosswise against God’s original plan and purpose in this matter is therefore a Sin. Now God even says that the sin of homosexuality is in eyes “an Abomination” (Lev.20:13 – Leviticus 18:22 – Romans 1:26-27}.
Even in nature such an act is unheard of, as it is an absolute perversion of God’s natural order of things; howbeit it is no less a sin than any other, because all of them will keep us out of heaven, if we should find ourselves in eternity unrepentant and without a Saviour.
As with all Sins, however, this one was also born on Calvary’s cross by Jesus, for us in our stead, in order that those who confess Jesus and believe in Him as their personal Lord and Saviour, can be forgiven and saved.
Another thing is, we can learn from the Bible and also from history that there were several civilization that had this problem of confusion between the sexes, which happened just prior to their self destruction. Sodom and Gomorrah was one and Rome was another where this happen, and there were others.
The Bible is very clear that God loves the Sinner, but He hates our Sin!
The question is sometimes asked “Can I be a Homosexual and be a Christian?”
Well as I said, the sin of homosexuality is labeled as a sin just like any other sin; and you might as well be asking can I be a murderer or a thief and be a Christian.
The answer is no, not in the sense that a person is still living in this lifestyle, even though he may be calling him or herself a Christian, and is yet still unrepentant.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
That’s not to say that a person who is newly converted and is still in the process of adjusting to this new way of life, can’t still have weaknesses and temptations.
It happens, but the point is that person now has a repentant heart that duly acknowledges the difference between Right and Wrong; and even though as Paul said in Romans, there is often this continued struggle between the old man and the new, between our flesh and our spirit, nevertheless that old lifestyle is now recognized by faith as having been crucified on the Cross; and also the verb that is now used for that one who is still under temptation is not one of continual ongoing action of one that is willingly and unrepentantly still participating in that lifestyle.
That is the difference God will give us all the power, by His Spirit, to over come, whatever it is we may be struggling with, and sometimes that takes time.
God judges not as man judges, He always looks at the heart and not necessarily what our flesh is doing; but in the end it is God’s decision and not ours as to who is accepted and who isn’t.
1 Samuel 16:7
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees;[a] for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
The Message (MSG)
16-20 Because of this decision we don’t evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way once and got it all wrong, as you know. We certainly don’t look at him that way anymore. Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other. God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing. We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them. We’re speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you.
21 How? you ask. In Christ. God put the wrong on him who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God.
The Bible says that it all boils down to what have you done with Messiah Jesus in your life?
The question will be asked have you accepted Him, or did you ignore Him or reject Him who is God’s only access for forgiveness and reconciliation back into God’s family?
If you accept Him and if you make Him Lord over your life the Bible says that you have eternal life; but if you either ignore Him or reject Him then you will have to stand before the Throne of God (see below) accountable for your own sins, without benefit of a Saviour; and believe me that is NOT where you want to be!
The Great White Throne Judgment
11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God,[a] and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.
13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.[b] 15
And anyone not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
The Bible says that if you accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour, meaning you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and you confess with your mouth that He is Lord over your life, then the Bible says that you are Saved.
It’s not rocket science, God made it easy enough that a child can receive, and truly Jesus said unless we receive the Kingdom of Heaven as a child does, by faith, then we won’t see it at all. Understand that God does this because He loves you and He actually wants to spend eternity with you!
As it says in Isaiah 53 that “We ALL like sheep have gone astray, each choosing his own way, and the Lord has laid on Him (Jesus) the inequity of us all.”
There is ONLY ONE NAME UNDER HEAVEN whereby we can be saved and that is the name of Jesus Christ!
Sin cannot exist and will not be tolerated in heaven, and the road home requires our repentance (meaning our changing the way we think and going in a different direction), in order for us to deal with it and move on with God, and that requires our faith in Jesus so that can happen.
Just as it is with any loving parent, we need to understand that there are reasons why God tells us not to do certain things; and that is because (unlike the decisions we see coming out this D.C. Corporation) God who sees from the standpoint of eternity, knows that if certain actions are tolerated that it will not only be hurtful to other people now in this time, but also it will have an adverse and hurtful effect on future generations as well; and it will also be counter productive to God’s design and His master plan for the world as He designed it to be, meaning in perfect harmony with Himself.
Anything at all that brings discord to that harmony is a Sin… and that includes the sin of Homosexuality!
For more information on this subject please watch this video:
My point is, if you are a Bible believing Christian then you know that what I am saying here is true; and so why in the world would the church today be looking to an unbelieving and disobedient world, meaning those unbelievers in Washington DC who head up this de facto corporation, who don’t know God and who neither value nor respect the Bible, to do by nature what none of us could do, apart from our relationship with God and the influence He has had on our life, through His Word.
Anything less is the Blind leading the Blind, and as the Bible says, “they both will fall in the ditch.”
I don’t want to see that happen in my country… do you?
The Bible says that Wisdom starts with the Knowledge of God!
Anything short of that is not wisdom at all, but is foolishness; and that is why our nation today is in so much trouble, because the church has all but abdicated its position in any form of righteous and God fearing political leadership, and in that resulting vacuum the world and the enemy has taken over our country.
Welcome to 2013… this post Christian era as Obama calls it!
If this is not the sort of world you want to see and if the plans and the agenda that is today being rammed down the throats of the American people, by this ungodly government, are not what you want for our country and if you disagree with them , then why are you not saying so?!
Stand up and be counted, let your voice be heard that you don’t like the direction you see our nation taking today, if you won’t do this because it is the right thing to do, then do it for the sake of your children and for all future generations.
If you don’t do this, or if you won’t, then we shall get both the future and the government that we deserve!
Please at least sign this petition and let your voice be heard: