Learning The Game

Sequester
Woodward
Michael Moore
Guns
Michelle Obama dancing

While our rights are slowly steadily quickly with the speed of light being taken from us, the blog topics are endless…but lately I’ve been in one of those bad political moods, I am really struggling to imagine the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a week of fail. One thing after another, people ignoring the facts, politicians lying being politicians, etc. Finally this morning it hit me…If I read ONE more article about the sequester, someone is going to need a spatula to peel me of the ceiling. Alas, why would I put anyone else through that? #AmIRight?

Yes, I am aware that hashtags used in a blog post are as – if not more – annoying than hashtags used on facebook. But I want to use it, and I think I should get a pass this time…I’m one “kittens will spontaneously combust because of the sequester” tweet away from drinking a bowl of brownie batter and camping out under my desk with a copy of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

So, what does one do when feeling like the entire nation has become one big overindulged Veruca Salt? Cry. Mope. Give up. Write.

This last week was a sad reminder for most conservatives, March 1st marked one year since the passing of Andrew Breitbart. He was a leader, a hero, and a rejuvenator to a people who had forgotten how to fight. For so many years we were scared to speak out, we had been labeled “greedy”, “racist”, and many other derogatory terms used to guilt someone into silence. He taught us how to fight the liberal narrative, and I fully believe that because of him we found our voice. Conservatives are louder than we have been in a VERY long time, and we face baseless accusations with truth. We are like the child getting beat up on the schoolyard by the merciless bullies that finally starts fighting back. And though we are bruised, we aren’t willing to give up the fight…We have Breitbart to thank.

So, after watching a few videos of Breitbart (they’re like my Tony Robbins workshops) I finally felt like I had moved on from being the embodiment of one of those depressingly emo teenage memes that say “Just because I smile, doesn’t mean I don’t hurt”. Who am I kidding, those things rank somewhere on the full spectrum of human emotion that I rarely – if ever – visit… Mine would be more along the lines of a meme with Grumpy Cat wearing the mask from SCREAM that simply says “run”. Anyway, I’m now out of my funk….Now let’s get down to business. (Applies war paint, tinfoil hat, and mounts horse yelling “FOR AMERICA!!!!”)

WARNING: Feeling rejuvenated, but residual heightened levels of sarcasm still present.

So I remembered hearing this quote from a very important historical figure, who’s name I can’t recall at this point in time. Maybe by the time I’m done with this post I’ll have an epiphany, or go to google and find this poignant individual. Or not. I honestly don’t know. Clearly if this rambling is still here when you’re reading this, I didn’t.

Anyway…the quote. I don’t even know the whole thing, but I know that it talked about some people chopping away at the branches of evil, and some going straight to the root. After I read this I was thinking about the myriad times I’ve said the words “Cloward-Piven” this week to only be met by confused faces. I said before the election that what our nation is facing goes back to 3 core issues:

1. Cloward-Piven
2. Saul Alinsky
3. Moral Corruption
5. Math

Heh.

So first up to the plate: Cloward-Piven

The Cloward-Piven strategy is a “common good” utopian paradise ideal owned by Richard Cloward, and Frances Piven. Basically you take the entire public welfare system, financially overload it leading to its collapse…and then replace it. It’s like not liking your lamp anymore, but not being able to convince the rest of your family to purchase a new one. So you shatter it…While the family is desperate for light after you shattered their lamp, you convince them that the lamp put out dangerous light, light created by dirty – oppressive child/race/poor hating – energy. While they are mulling over the evil light that once illuminated their home, you run out and purchase the lamp you want. YOU’RE A HERO! The problem? The lamp you just purchased has blown up every time someone else tried to use it, killing all of those within range. But you keep that on the DL, because it looks super awesome, maybe it even has a new lamp shade that makes it look updated and progressive in style.

Question: What kind of government system do they want?

Answer: Guaranteed annual income. FULL reliance on the government.

Creating a crisis so that you can deliver a terrible system to a delusional people, then having them label your system as a stroke of good will towards all men. Gee, I bet they’d even give that person a Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing…

Cloward and Piven wrote that “The ultimate objective of this strategy—to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income—will be questioned by some. Because the ideal of individual social and economic mobility has deep roots, even activists seem reluctant to call for national programs to eliminate poverty by the outright redistribution of income”

Their super duper difficult plan???? Inform the people that they have rights to welfare assistance, making sure that EVERYONE is taking FULL advantage of the system. Why? Because MATH tells us that when everyone is taking full advantage of a system that is already straining under the weight of a poorly distributed balance between the makers and the takers, it will eventual collapse. Which is EXACTLY what they wanted. Now if Barack is as brilliant as the media lapdogs and the deeply devoted Obama voters believe he is, don’t you think he is “brilliant” enough to figure this out?

You can’t scream from the rooftops that you’re not a Communist while following fellow Communists directions on “How To Be A Communist Country” without someone eventually saying, “Hey now, if you’re not a commie, why are you doing what they said would make a Communist country???” And you can’t peddle free Obama-phones without me thinking that you know EXACTLY how this system works.

The last step of the Cloward-Piven strategy – as listed above – is financial collapse. Financial collapse happens when you overload the welfare system. How do you do that, pray tell? Well, let’s go over a few pretty Commutastic ways someone could do such a thing. How about the largest tax increase in US history…The Affordable (Ha. Ha.) Care Act. Or how about taxing businesses KNOWING that they will terminate more employees? How about raising the minimum wage, KNOWING that it will terminate jobs and stop companies from hiring as many people? How about fighting for more spending…Well, I mean this one is pretty obvious…need more welfare dependency, create more welfare. Need people to be more dependant, make sure that they take home less money from their job.

But how do you convince a nation to implode themselves? First, you create the Veruca Salt mentality by saying that we are entitled to such things. It’s easier to oppress someone if you scream that you are trying to protect them from oppression. It’s like the shepherd leading the lamb to the field saying “this is where you’ll be safe”, but what the lamb doesn’t know is that the shepherd has a pretty sweet deal with the wolf. The lamb is just collateral damage. Second, you convince those “entitled individuals” that there are really selfish people who don’t want THEM to be happy. Then you whisper future promises in their ear and wait for them to look at you and say “But I want it NOW, DADDY!” (preferably in a thick English accent), then you fiercely point your finger in the direction of those selfish haters of the poor and scream:

“RACISTS! THUGS! RICH PEOPLE!”

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Saul Alinsky to the discussion.

The collective: “Welcome, Saul!”

When you go to make an elaborate dessert, and you only have one shot to make it, do you look at a recipe or wing it? If someone has already perfected the recipe you usually stick with what works, that way you don’t go to your dinner party with what looks like a pancake version of the Grand Canyon instead of a soufflé. Well, the liberals did the same thing. Saul Alinsky already had it all laid out for them, so they got out their mixing bowl and added class warfare, manipulation, “pity me”, race warfare, and a bit of fake radical hatred towards government, mixed it on high for a few years and now it’s baking into a beautiful mixture of orchestrated madness. They targeted the college aged kids first, because if anyone is looking for a cause to support, it’s individuals who can afford to camp in a park next to rape tents and smoke pot while playing on an Ipad purchased with Daddy’s money…while complaining about Daddy’s money. Those moldable minds were the clear target…The less they would search for facts, the better. And these kids were used to not thinking about facts, they had been spending day in and day out with progressive professors who didn’t require them to think outside the box of political uniformity, content to be “bricks in the wall”, they went marching on a mission they didn’t even understand, but a mission that gave them purpose, none the less.

Saul Alinsky wrote the handbook for creating a radical uprising…He is the brilliant, yet dangerous mind that wrote Rules for Radicals. Using the race card is a favorite Alinsky-like tactic. You see, they are using a tactic that they know Conservatives will not refute on principle. We don’t want to abuse or use conservative minorities because we are the side that actually finds all men equal. Conservative minorities are beginning to stand up and refute the obnoxious lies, and they are being attacked and demonized. Honestly, being a black conservative in a “radicalized” location would be cause for legitimate concern for safety at this point.

One of the Alinsky rules is that, “Ridicule is a man’s most potent weapon.” Just look at movies, TV, Celebrities, the Mainstream media, etc. it is FULL of conservative ridicule. They have tried to demonize us as being behind the times. They make fun of conservative stances so that the younger – uneducated moldable minds – think that being conservative just simply isn’t cool. Another Alinsky rule is to go outside the experience of the enemy, then cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

One word: Sequester.

Conservatives don’t have experience in manipulating the people to agree with our beliefs. We stand on the principle that everyone has a right to their own opinions and should, therefore, decide what they believe when the facts are presented…the issue is that we fail to get the facts to the table. The left doesn’t get facts to the table, but they get pretty little cupcakes of false information to the table, and THAT is how they win. Give them a day and they can have the world believing that eating sand will cut the time it takes to solve a quadratic equation in half, within a week professors would be selling packets of “miracle sand”. It’s how they work, they OWN the narrative.

Alinsky wrote that, “In war, the end justifies almost any means.”

Yeah, digest that one.

Saul Alinsky was a community organizer that inspired both Obama and Hillary Clinton (any many other prominent democrats). While Obama was a community organizer in Chicago he worked with individuals who carried on the legacy of Saul Alinsky. Before getting involved with ACORN he was involved with Project Vote, PV was set up by the Alinsky community organizers, he ran the voter registration drive for Project Vote. He was then an attorney for ACORN during the Clinton subprime loan debacle. Pressuring banks to increase subprime lending, the same subprime lending that eventually led to the collapse of the housing market bubble. When Clinton shot steroids into the Credit Default Swaps in his National Homeownership Strategy, he partnered with ACORN.

Shhhh…Don’t tell anyone that the same ACORN that Obama and Clinton were so devoted to is the same ACORN that was caught on video teaching individuals how to set up prostitution rings and whorehouses. I feel like I should note here that I’m against the War On Women…the real one.

Those poor minorities that couldn’t get mortgages before could now get help from the benevolent Democrats and Communities organizers. Fannie and Freddie came along for the ride too. But you know what’s worse than NOT getting a loan for a home? Having your home foreclose and be repossessed. By the time Clinton was leaving, the foreclosure numbers had already begun to rise, nearly 540K JUST in year 2001. Jump to year 2011 – In 2011 alone Nearly 4 MILLION foreclosures took place, and roughly 1.2 MILLION Repossessions. So WHY would banks that KNEW this would happen go along with it? Because the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) in conjunction with Clintons newly put into place regulators made the liberals in Washington the Frank Nitti of mortgage lending. When banks didn’t comply what would they do? Cry racist and send their attack dog attorneys after them. Like Obama.

What did Bush do? Well, over EIGHTEEN times the Bush Administration mentioned that “financial trouble of a large GSE could cause strong repercussions in financial markets, affecting Federally insured entities and economic activity”, they warned the Democrat majority of the issues, and the progressives turned a blind eye to the unraveling of a country. Now should they have done more? Yes. If they knew how far gone our country would have been in 2013, I’m pretty sure that in their shoes most of us would have made a lot more noise. Yet liberals get away with this because of the Alinsky techniques they ever so brilliantly put into use. They created the side of devils long ago, and it wasn’t them. When their actions create catastrophic impact on a nation, they simply point the finger towards the opposition.

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. . . . One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.” Saul Alinsky

When Michelle Obama gave her DNC speech in 2008 she used a term straight out of Rules For Radicals. This was just ONE more hint of what was to come…From the mouth of our President we have heard that he is still a community organizer. Don’t confuse that with the guy that organizes the bell ringing for United Way…No, his community organizing is more like the bully who “organizes” the take down of the kid who would like to keep his lunch money. Al Capone probably turned down a cannoli more times than Obama truly helped any community.

So, I’ll end this very long Saul Alinsky section by saying that if you DON’T know the rules for radicals that Alinsky lined out for all of his faithful followers, you should. Who knew that the man who dedicated his book to “the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom, Lucifer” could have such success in the political arena.

As for moral corruption, take a look at my last post. Until people of Faith, or people of moral integrity start standing up and facing the issues, we WILL be a lost nation. This doesn’t take 10 paragraphs to explain, turn on the news for 5 minutes and you can see how far we have fallen morally. It’s pure unmitigated carelessness, and it’s in that carelessness we have found a populous that no longer cares for their fellow man.

Regarding my comment about math, it’s pretty clear…we can recite the rhetoric just like the liberals, but when it comes to the facts more and more we are becoming like them. Do yourself a favor, learn about the Clinton administration and the years of denial that have led to the “blame Bush” mentality, then USE IT! I have debated with multiple liberals, and I can honestly say that when confronted with the financial facts concerning the Clinton era, they have ended the discussion with “let’s just agree to disagree”, that’s where you want them…doubting the story they’ve been told. They don’t have an answer…They’ve been living in a fairytale with rainbows that shoot out fairness, and unicorns that fly you to the nearest equal rights celebration after stopping by the peace cloud where you get to watch bulldozers run over guns. But shaking their thought process out of the utopian paradise is what will START the thinking process…We hope…I have NEVER heard a logical remark in response. Not. Once.

The cheap shots and immature nicknames for Obama and Michelle need to stop, we need to be facing the issues head on. We have facts on our side, we don’t need to stoop to their level by calling Michelle “Moochelle”, it’s not even funny anymore…Was it ever? Point being, use the MATH, use the fact that 2+2=4…That U-6 unemployment reflects the REAL story behind the unemployment and devastation in our country. That while the U-3 “looks” better (not really) than it was before, the LFP #’s are where they projected we would be in 2017. Use the fact that raising the minimum wage will only devastate the unemployment more. Use the amount of taxes added to the common American because of Obamacare. Fight with the weapon of knowledge in government activity.

You know what they say, whoever brings the bigger gun wins the fight. The liberal using their narrative when up against facts, is sort of like them trying to use a butter knife against your steak knife machete tank. Trust me, I lack in the knowledge department just like anyone else, but I constantly strive to learn more about our government, our history, and most importantly our God. It’s the only way that I can wholeheartedly fight for the future I want my nephews to have. Let’s do this!

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” – James Madison

Deafening Silence

“‘Mr Wilberforce, we understand you are having problems deciding whether to do the work of God or the work of a political activist,’ says Clarkson.

‘We humbly suggest you can do both,’ adds Hannah More.”

The unique and true story of William Wilberforce is profound, his political career started when we was young, but yet we could argue that he became even more political after becoming an evangelical Christian. His political opinions – though grounded before his conversion – were now backed with a certain passion, a passion demanding that he stand for those who were voiceless.

In a time when many people were content to sip their tea – tea sweetened by slave grown sugar – without recognizing the atrocities that afforded them their comforts, he was not. Without a doubt, Wilberforce knew that any comforts or financial gain obtained at the expense of the life or freedom of another human being was atrocious and unacceptable. The obvious evil he waged a war against was widely ignored by “God fearing individuals” who turned a blind eye and ignored brutality because their tea was sweetened, and their tobacco abundant. Over 75% of the foreign income in Britain came from slave grown products, Wilberforce was determined to show that no matter the cost, enslaving and killing millions of innocent people was not acceptable for ANY comfort.

It’s amazing to me how far we have fallen morally, in the current world we live in, the conscience mind is now considered a plague needing healing. The naïve mind is now the acceptable: Embrace the beliefs of the morally corrupt and you too can join the army of common thought, you may now focus on your comforts without guilt of where they were birthed. Recognizing the corruption is considered a flaw. Recognizing evil is what it has always been, an invitation for persecution.

We as Christians sit back in our pews mumbling prayers to a God that we prove we don’t even begin to understand through our actions. We run from all things political in the name of Faith, not realizing that in our retreat we have led the enemy to victory and the bloody trail of disregard is ours to own. When did truth become taboo? At what point did honesty become “unchristian”?

SIDE NOTE: 24 of the men that signed the Declaration of Independence attended seminary, or held a degree in biblical teachings.

Who exactly owns the blame for the darkness? Is it darkness itself, or is it the individual who refuses to turn on the light? If the darkness is guaranteed do we then refuse to turn on the light in the name of “knowing the outcome”?

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” – Winston Churchhill

I hear people say daily that we should be “REACHING THE LOST! NOT FIGHTING THE GOVERNMENT!”…And yes, it’s usually in that screaming – highly effective – typing tone. But what if these two objectives went hand in hand? What if by being involved in politics you shine more light into a dim world by illuminating the truth little by little? But what if it’s more than that, what if standing up for what is right is a biblical principle?

The truth is that by being informed and being able to educate others concerning the real issues plaguing our nation, you are able to illuminate not only our need for basic human compassion and care, but a need for individuals to find God. Every political action that we take effects someone’s livelihood. Every time we vote blindly we are putting someone into power that can change the life of another human being, or ourselves.

The truth: Our government is financially supporting countries that torture/murder women. Countries that brutalize little girls. Blind voting in this last election gave us a President that not only believes in financially supporting these tyrannical governments, but helps to put them into power.

It isn’t about the tax money coming out of YOUR paycheck to pay for the support of these brutal acts of carnage, it’s about the fact that as Christians we should be standing against those that support such evil acts. But in ignorance we help them, and in ignorance we do so all in the name of a deeper – not of this world – relationship with Christ. We use Him as a blinder…Not as armor…as a blinder.

The truth: Our country slaughters over 3000 children daily in the womb.

I once read a true story about a girl that went undercover as a teen, she was with a pro-life group that wanted to experience the response girls receive when in the situations we tend to judge without experience. She was playing a girl that had just learned that she was pregnant. She went to every church in her city and told them of her predicament, that her parents would not let her come back home unless she went through with an abortion. After visiting the multitude of churches she walked away with well wishes for choosing life, the promise of future prayers, and the deafening silence of being alone. If she was the character she was playing, sleeping hungry in her car or having the abortion would have been her only 2 options.

The girls who are actually in that predicament need people that are the answer to prayers…You can’t open your house up to EVERY girl in that situation, so how do you help? How about the Pregnancy Care Resource Centers that are non-profit and don’t receive the financial help from the government like Planned Parenthood does? Many PCR centers have lists of people, or even Hannah Houses that are willing to help. But instead our silence on this political issue has continued the growth of Planned Parenthood, and they will gladly give those girls an abortion without regard to their mental health. Planned Parenthood and feminist owned the “war on women” narrative during the last election, not enough people stood up and called them out on the blatant lies they were telling, in turn, they also owned the female vote. They have helped to hide the crimes of sexual abusers, and they are a money making machine that victimizes not only the innocent lives taken within their facilities, but the Mothers and Fathers who are manipulated into thinking that their choice to terminate a life will not live with them forever.

The truth: The economically uneducated populous has led to the increase of poverty, and a loss of hope. It has created an atmosphere that historically encourages the growth of pain and suffering.

The progressives preach on the rhetoric of a utopian society, a society that offers equality, fairness and common good. Slavery, poverty, elitism, famines, genocides and holocausts have ALL been born out of this rhetoric. The “collective” ideology KILLS innocent people, and enslaves the rest. The class and race warfare infiltrating our nation does nothing but cause division among people, throughout history this rhetoric has done more damage to human compassion and respect for life than any other. There is NO good turnout from this ideology. It has never worked. Period. You don’t think your God belongs in this debate? REALLY?

The truth: The role of a woman has been distorted, leading to the loss of the family unit, the objectification of young girls, and the furthering of immorality. They have demanded equality with men, and we have disregarded it’s dangers. Young girls now find approval and worth in being the objects of men. Lena Dunham is the star of the HBO show Girls. In this show, college aged women practice casual sex, live irresponsibility, make poor choices and treat themselves as nothing more than objects. But these actresses and feminists starring in this show are glamorized and awarded as being role models for young women everywhere. We then dare question why women have such a low view of themselves and human worth that they make themselves that same object, then take pride in their ability to erase their “mistakes” by snuffing out an innocent life.

The truth: Fathers have abandoned their post because human worth has been trivialized. Somewhere within the feminist movement – the new feminist movement – Fathering itself has been trivialized. Children grow up to be violent, irresponsible and reckless because on the path to a fathers personal “wants” he has shown that the value of his offspring is lower in worth than his freedom to enjoy life. So we create more individuals who grow up more concerned about their own outcome than that of a fellow human being. Individuals who would vote for “free healthcare” even if it meant Grandma could be denied treatment for cancer because she isn’t a productive member of society once she reaches a certain age.

The truth: While you sit at your dinner party discussing how you shouldn’t be involved in politics, maybe someone in the Middle East is being executed for believing in the same God you do. Maybe a woman has been raped and therefore is “guilty”, now punishable by being stoned to death. Maybe a daughter is turning from the faith of her family and accepting Christ, but unlike your faith, this beautiful act of acceptance is a death sentence, probably a sentence carried out by her Father as an honor killing. Maybe a Christian store owner in Egypt is being crucified for his beliefs. The passive nature in politics, the refusal to learn or talk about the issues is what has led to our government financially supporting the governments that label those above acts as justice. And we as Christians use Christ as a crutch to shrug these horrid acts off as promised persecution and “nothing that you yourself can change”.

Instead of realizing that we belong in these issues, we stand in a dark room refusing to turn on the light.

I’ve said before that I know the outcome of this world, I know what happens. My God triumphs. My God wins. There is no budging in these facts. I am not perfect, and I could most definitely do more. But we learn religiously from the bible that eternal life is not just about living forever…It’s about the intimacy we are given with Christ. Knowing the outcome should not change what we morally support. Otherwise, what exactly is the point of the bible. Why not a one page document that simply says “Don’t worry, I win, just believe in me and sit tight until I come back”…

But it doesn’t just say that, does it?

In 1st Timothy 6:12 we are told to “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses”

Paul reiterates that “eternal life” is intimacy with Christ. The word “fight” was used in place of the Greek word “agonizomai”, which means to agonize, or to be in agony. To endeavor, contend with adversity…to accomplish. When translating the bible they used words like “fight”, “agonize”, “strive”, etc. depending on the context of the verse. We will never be without guilt or sin, it isn’t possible…But striving to be morally upright is commanded of us.

Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

1 John 3:17 “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?”

John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

Romans 15:1 “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.”

Wilberforce was blessed with the burdens of those who so desperately needed a voice. Christians are called to love and stand for those who are voiceless. Somehow we’ve fallen into this line of thinking that if we slap a bumper sticker on our car that reads “pro-life”, suddenly we become advocates for life. We find it just and right to paint “murderer” on a picket sign, but we fail to voice the truth about political beliefs that if put in practice would have afforded that – coldly labeled – “murderer” another option.

“He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.” – Benjamin Franklin

Being of both political and spiritual mind is not “serving two masters”. Through politics we are able to educate others on the inhumanity surrounding us, how our silence has let evil expand and how we can CHANGE it…Not just shove a bumper sticker on our vehicle and head off to our bible study.

When we stay content to simply “show up and vote”, we are the same as the Christian that is content to ONLY “pray” instead of both praying AND being the hands and feet. Missionaries around the world sacrifice their lives, their time, and their safety…They are true heroes. What happens in many of those countries can be changed by the politics of your country. We have a history of helping to overthrow tyrannical governments, but in the last 5 years we have helped dictators and tyranny to spread across many countries. WE, the USA have helped them harm others.

During operation Fast and Furious the US provided guns to Mexican Cartel members, those guns have been linked to hundreds of deaths. Mothers, Fathers, children, sisters, brothers…. We then voted to keep the individuals responsible for those deaths in Washington. What is your guess on the percentage of voters that knew the truth about that? What is your guess on the percentage of voters that knew about Benghazi and how our government watched as 4 men begged for help? Was it not your place to stand up for those innocent people?

The idea that because we carry a bible means that we can’t stand up for what is right, or be a voice for the innocent is astounding to me. We are on the brink of our country being destroyed, poverty being the norm, and lives being lost. If there was EVER a time for your voice to be heard, it is now.

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.” – Billy Graham

The bible is filled with active/forceful verbs that describe what our life in Christ should entail. Flee, love, pursue, fight, agonize, take hold, etc…We are called to action. Obeying God with courage and doing what we know is right. Fighting through the deceitfulness and pain of this world…Being a voice for the voiceless. Persecution is promised! Ask yourself, when was the last time you were persecuted for your beliefs? When was the last time you gave evil a reason to want you persecuted?

Never let us be guilty of sacrificing any portion of truth on the altar of peace.” – J.C. Ryle