A Recipe for the Soul

Fold two hands together,
And express a dash of sorrow;
Marinate it overnight,
And work on it tomorrow.

Chop one grudge in tiny pieces
Add several cups of love,
Dredge with a large-sized smile,
Mix in ingredients from above.

Dissolve the hate of good within you,
By crying out to God for help;
Cut in and help those around you,
If he or she should be in need.

Stir in laughter, love and thankfulness,
From the heart it has to come;
Toss with genuine kindness, then
share with people who may need some.

The amount of people served,
Will all depend on you …
This recipe can feed an entire world,
If you really want it to!

BONUS:

How to Make a Bulletproof Bug Out Plan  

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Dark Clouds (it’s no secret)

*Survival thoughts

Today, millions of Americans say they believe the United States is on the verge of a major economic collapse and will soon be entering another Great Depression. But only a small percentage of those same people are prepared for this to happen.

The sad truth is most Americans would last little more than a month on what they have stored up in their homes. Most of us are so used to running out to the supermarket or to Wal-Mart for whatever we need that we never even stop to consider what would happen if suddenly we were not able to do that.

Already the U.S. economy is starting to stumble (thanks to the hidden elites) about like a drunken frat boy. All it would take for the entire U.S. to resemble New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina would be for a major war (or an ongoing war to increase), a terror attack (false flags), a deadly pandemic (CDC controlled release) or a massive natural disaster (or HAARP weather manipulation) to strike at just the right time and push the teetering U.S. economy over the edge.

Just how would you survive if you suddenly could not rely on the huge international corporate giants (big box stores, grocery chains, etc) ? Do you have a plan? What is plan “B” for you and yours? Who are you trusting now for your needs?

Unless you already live in a cave or you are a complete and total mindless follower of the establishment media, you should be able to see very clearly that regardless of how many positive thoughts you think or meditative moments you have, society is more vulnerable now than it ever has been.

We have a world that is full of lunatics in positions of power, and if one of them decides (and they will one day) to set off a nuclear, chemical or biological weapon in a major city it could paralyze an entire region. War could erupt in the Middle East at literally any moment, and if it does the price of oil will double or triple (at least) and there is the possibility that much of the entire world could be drawn into the conflict.

Scientists believe a massive high-altitude EMP (electromagnetic pulse) blast could send large portions of the United States back to the stone age in an instant (that might be interesting). In addition, there is the constant threat that the outbreak of a major viral pandemic (bio-weapons) could kill tens of millions of people around the globe and paralyze the economies of the world (which is the hidden agenda from behind the scenes).

But even without all of that, the truth is that the U.S. economy is going to collapse one day; or dramatically change as so that not everyone would benefit equally. So just think of what will happen if one (or more) of those things does happen on top of all the economic problems we are already having.

If you’re not trusting God-Jesus Christ to get you through, you better have plan “B” God WILL supply our needs without bondage to the world. And what you might need right now IS the Lord; He’s still listening for a plea from you. As long as you draw breath, there is time!

Mk 13:13 “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. ”

Rom 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Credit: more so to Frank M.
Certain Additions by Moraldiplomat

Leadership

If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself. Leadership is the ability to attract someone to the gifts, skills, and opportunities you offer as an owner, as a manager, as a parent. I call leadership the great challenge of life. What’s important in leadership is refining your skills. All great leaders keep working on themselves until they become effective. Here are some specifics:

Learn to be strong but not rude

It is an extra step you must take to become a powerful, capable leader with a wide range of reach. Some people mistake rudeness for strength. It’s not even a good substitute.

Learn to be kind but not weak

We must not mistake kindness for weakness. Kindness isn’t weak. Kindness is a certain type of strength. We must be kind enough to tell somebody the truth. We must be kind enough and considerate enough to lay it on the line. We must be kind enough to tell it like it is and not deal in delusion.

Learn to be bold but not a bully

It takes boldness to win the day. To build your influence, you’ve got to walk in front of your group. You’ve got to be willing to take the first arrow, tackle the first problem, and discover the first sign of trouble.

You’ve got to learn to be humble, but not timid

You can’t get to the high life by being timid. Some people mistake timidity for humility. Humility is almost a God-like word. A sense of awe. A sense of wonder. An awareness of the human soul and spirit. An understanding that there is something unique about the human drama versus the rest of life. Humility is a grasp of the distance between us and the stars, yet having the feeling that we’re part of the stars. So humility is a virtue; but timidity is a disease. Timidity is an affliction. It can be cured, but it is a problem.

Be proud but not arrogant

It takes pride to win the day. It takes pride to build your ambition. It takes pride in community. It takes pride in cause, in accomplishment. But the key to becoming a good leader is being proud without being arrogant. In fact I believe the worst kind of arrogance is arrogance from ignorance. It’s when you don’t know that you don’t know. Now that kind of arrogance is intolerable. If someone is smart and arrogant, we can tolerate that. But if someone is ignorant and arrogant, that’s just too much to take.

Develop humor without folly

That’s important for a leader. In leadership, we learn that it’s okay to be witty, but not silly. It’s okay to be fun, but not foolish.

Lastly, deal in realities. Deal in truth. Save yourself the agony. Just accept life like it is. Life is unique. Some people call it tragic, but I’d like to think it’s unique. The whole drama of life is unique. It’s fascinating. And I’ve found that the skills that work well for one leader may not work at all for another. But the fundamental skills of leadership can be adapted to work well for just about everyone: at work, in the community, and at home.

 
Mt 15:14 “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. ”

Is 9:16 “For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.”

Is 55:4 “Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.”

1 Chron 13:1 “And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.”

Judg 6:12 “And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valor.”

Num 14:9 “Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.”

Hebrews 13:7 “Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.”

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We might have lost the battle, but the secret is, we won the war 😉

 

Sizzle! Sizzle!

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Everyone likes excitement. When people bubble with personal energy, others enjoy being around them. Business firms like to hire a staff that brings zest to the establishment. Some national restaurant chains, for example, train their staff to form an impromptu ensemble and sing “Happy Birthday: or “Happy Anniversary” to their customers on special occasions. It produces more than noise. People keep coming back.

One restaurant, knowing how people respond to excitement, devised a special plan. When a customer ordered a steak dinner, the chef placed the meal on a hot steel plate. Then, just before the waiter left the kitchen, he would drop an ice cube on the platter.

The waiter was instructed, “Walk slowly to the table. We want everyone to hear the sound of that hot platter.” It wasn’t the steak that was sizzling, but the ice. The plan worked like instant advertising. If customers were in the process of ordering, they’d hear that sound and choose a steak. The sizzle produced the sale.

Today, think creatively. Ask yourself, “How can I add some excitement to what I plan to deliver?”

Now you’ll go out to eat tonight just to hear the plate “sizzle!” LOL

Have a great weekend. 🙂

 

Meet Ima And Mia

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IMA DO-GOODER AND MIA MYSTIC – SPOKESPEOPLE FOR DECEPTION

Found this, read it….it was impacting. Thought I might share it with you.

(Lengthy,  and complex but worth the read-This is not a popular topic or view with many;….but maybe it should be) (Reprinted by permission with minor changes for readability)
Allow me, if you will, to introduce Ima Do-gooder and his partner, Mia Mystic. Both college educated,[1] Ima and Mia are model citizens, ever ready to take in stray animals and take on local litterbugs. The kindly couple lives modestly in a demonstrably “green” apartment within an urban-cluster development boasting easy access to public transportation.

No car clutters their garage—only bicycles handily tucked behind recycle containers appropriately labeled “trash,” “glass,” “plastic,” “paper,” “food and foliage scraps.” Whenever necessary, Ima and Mia beckon temporary transport, consistently of the hybrid variety, by means of a Smartphone application. Creation care matters, after all.[2]

Given Mia’s conscientious attention to reproductive health care, there is no baby in the oven, nor will there be. The planet can do without additional eaters.[3] Nonetheless, when less evolved folks choose to breed, Mia gives the nod to universal, government managed health- and child- care services.[4]

While she opposes capital punishment for the guilty,[5] Mia applies no litmus test to aborting the innocent. A pregnant woman’s choice rightfully trumps a nonperson’s right to life. Moreover, a customer’s demand for abortifacient drugs, as Plan B or Ella, precludes a private pharmacy owner’s right to conscience.[6]

To Ima and Mia, marriage,[7] mortgage,[8] and munchkins[9] are superfluous to a personally fulfilled life. Together, the two spend free time at the local Pea Patch, which provides them fresh, pesticide-free produce that, to their credit, they willingly share with food banks. By example, they coax others into their lifestyle of mandatory volunteerism.[10]

To remain fit[11] and centered,[12] Ima and Mia endorse holistic philosophies,[13] energy medicine, meditative/ divine breathing practices, and yoga.[14] They self-identify as spiritual, not religious; and theirs is a conciliatory gospel of unrequited love. Hate is what non-enlightened folks, unlike themselves, direct toward homosexuals, muslims, abortionists, progressives, and the like.[15]

In their world, dogs are people, too.[16]

Doctrine of Tolerance

Ima and Mia view rendering offense as the chief vice; hence, “tolerance” encapsulates their core creed. Propelled by a social Gospel, Ima and Mia sympathize with media bias that demonizes fervent Christianity as even more perilous and hatemongering than Islamic fundamentalism.[17] Indeed, intolerant Christian extremists cling to a defunct worldview of Biblical fundamentalism by insisting on fixed values of right and wrong, obsolete traditionalism, fiscal and social conservatism.[18]

Doctrine of Cosmic Citizenship

Geo-politically, Ima and Mia identify, not as Americans, but rather as citizens of the planet. Doing so, they evade principles of rugged individualism, self-government, free speech and enterprise, middle class affluence (private property ownership), and public religious expression. National sovereignty, they insist, is passé. In fact, both of them are shamed by their birth nation’s perceived arrogance, imperialism, colonialism, greedy capitalism, exploitation of third world countries, and racism, historically epitomized in slave ownership. Closing our nation’s borders—thus, denying undocumented people the welfare, access to universal health care, bilingual education, and leg-up affirmative action to which they are rightfully entitled—would signal selfishness.[19]

Instead, social and ecological justice creates a new, superior story of our origins and culture.[20] With that in view, Ima and Mia champion racial justice,[21] interfaith relations with Muslims (reciprocity optional),[22] justice for God’s creation (warranting human apology—even worship),[23] and international law (trumping the US Constitution). Because strict interpretation of our nation’s outmoded Constitution is folly, its first, second, and tenth amendments (others as well) must be revisited with an eye toward the common good.

Camouflaged Conflicting Convictions

Fact is, their convictions in favor of same sex marriage and reproductive health (code word for abortion on demand) are sincerely heartfelt. Sadly, the inconsistency (some would call hypocrisy) of their own dogma escapes them.[24]

For example, Ima and Mia champion legal marriage despite gender orientation or preference.

In their world, despite issues of conscience, neither a local florist, nor baker may deny a gay couple the designer wedding cake or flower arrangements of their dreams, yet Ima and Mia readily defer to vociferous demands of a-religionists offended by display of a manger scene. To them, conscience matters little—but being offended by matters of conscience speaks volumes.[25]

Another case in point: In the public school classroom, allowing a crucifix necklace threatens constitutional freedom.[26] If, however, that very image is illustrated as being submerged in urine, it somehow qualifies as transcendent “art,” suitable for school groups to study on field trips to art museums. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Nonetheless, while some are entitled to escape offense, others are expected to toughen up and take it on the chin.[27]

Doctrine of Enlightenment

Of the varied paths to godhood, the Jesus gig suits Ima and Mia just fine.[28] Theirs is a message of inclusion,[29] looking for the good while ignoring the bad.[30] Generally on Sundays, they are in church. Upon selecting a place of worship, the two intentionally bypassed fundamental Bible churches attended by whom they view as the monolithic religious right.

Satisfying relationships and engaging activities keep Ima and Mia coming back to their fellowship and accountability groups keep them in line. Home gatherings serve to expand evangelical core values of personal salvation,[31] evangelism,[32] Bible reading,[33] prayer,[34] and mutual accountability[35] to include globalization, politics of war/peace, the environment, and social welfare.[36]

Since the construct of hell cannot possibly have originated from a loving God, these left-leaning moralists exalt universal salvation over personal redemption.[37] In their view, morality spans a sliding continuum rightfully exempt from narrow-minded judgment;[38] and social justice routs spiritual purity.[39]

While Ima and Mia may claim to be compelled by Biblical theology, they espouse a non-literal view of the Bible that relies heavily on German higher criticism. The two vehemently oppose what they condemn as the “idolatry of Scriptures.” Truth is resident within them—not on the antiquated pages of some error-riddled book.[40]

Doctrine of Utopianism

A shining star of the religious left, Dr. Tony Campolo believes the future is ours to create.[41] Accordingly, both Ima and Mia lobby for non-proliferation, world peace, and conflict resolution. Nuclear freezes are mandatory; and Israel must not be shunned for their heartless displacement of Palestinian brethren.

Both favor systematic emasculation of armed services. They believe America’s military strength to be excessive and its many evils unconscionable. Looking to ideals promulgated by the United Nations, Ima and Mia concede that the push for global harmony and understanding, in time, will render war obsolete and anti-ballistic missile defense unnecessary.[43]

Doctrine of Cosmic Humanism

Their so-called “positive christianity” diverts their church community from God and salvation toward resolving the “human condition” through human intervention and institutions.[44] In meeting the call to renewal, their emerging church (of man’s own making) freely expands core Biblical values to accommodate “red-letter,” freestyle Christian thought. To believers like Ima and Mia, human dignity and worth are based on self-determination through reason,[45] not so much Bible truth.[46]

Rather than be renewed by the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God,[47] Ima and Mia instead conform to a decidedly humanistic worldview. They reason that the AIDS virus was spread by lack of federal funding, and SUVs pave the way for climatic apocalypse. Hence, they advocate creating a better world through social controls featuring evolving doctrine, attitudes, and ways of living centered more on relativistic human values than on Biblical mandate.[48]

Doctrine of Redistribution

Self-proclaimed citizens of “one world,” Ima and Mia assign ownership of money and property to the collective. Any discussion of free enterprise and limited government disquiets them. In a 1979 interview, Pastor Jim Wallis told a reporter he hoped more Christians would come “to view the world through Marxist eyes.” Ima and Mia could not agree more. True equality demands equal sharing of all sources. Right?[49]

Doctrine of Consensus

A distributed church uses contrasts to accomplish kingdom purposes;[50] however, consensus with opposites requires nothing short of compromise.[51] Through their home study groups, Ima and Mia achieve collaborative consciousness by participating in guided dialogue.[52] Blatantly absent from their agenda is deep study of the meat of the Word, the Bible; that is of course, newer versions of the Bible.[53]

To Ima and Mia, all Christians are mystics, defined as “those who experience God in trans-rational and non-empirical ways.” Mystical experiences encompass heightened awareness accompanied by new insights,[54] breakthrough conversion experiences, and I = Thou relationships (neo-pantheism[55]).

Their intuitive application of spirituality[56] invites a wide variety of trendy, albeit extra-Biblical perspectives (rebirthing, Christ-consciousness, harmonic convergence) and practices (contemplative prayer, silence, meditation, and creative expression).[57] Applying a systems approach[58] to personal spiritual development, Ima and Mia align with the burgeoning “spiritual formation” movement in which the work and ministry of the Holy Spirit take back seat to new techniques, some drawn from ancient disciplines (i.e. The Daniel Plan,etc).[59]
By devaluating New Testament spirituality, Ima and Mia court the postmodern fallacy that ours is an age of new images—notably, images that portray Biblical Christianity as outmoded and downright defunct. In its place, they champion a new story of our origins and culture—this, minus a grand meta-narrative (big story) featuring the God of the Bible.[60]

Ima Do-gooder and Mia Mystic worry more about offending man than God, but they faithfully walk the talk.[61] Folkslike and appreciate them as neighbors.

Problem is, Ima and Mia are spokespersons for deception; theirs is a way that seems right to man, but its end (according to Scripture) is death.[62]’

Moral of the story? Well.….

Maybe this is one of those opportunities to look at our lives, our decisions, our path…feeling towards the world at large, at people in our lives, the influences of the day, whether they be on television, radio, youtube, or things people say; such as comments or opinions from those we call friends. Could this yet be one of those reads that encourage us to take an inventory of our life’s judgments , responses and our motives; to analyze just where it is we stand and ask the questions: “Is this of good and moral character? Is this what I want my life to reflect?” Maybe we should do some deep soul searching and figure out what this all may mean to us and take the appropriate steps to change and decide to go another path….the right and godly path; to trust in something bigger than us and read, listen and obey the sayings of the Creator of the Universe. It’s not too late to come back. We should talk to God about these matters.

Isaiah 55:7 “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”

Hos. 6:1 “Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.”

Hos. 14:1 “O israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.”

2 Cor. 13:5 “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”

Luke 6: 47-49 “Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.”

Footnotes:

1. Endless pursuit of earthly knowledge fails to yield truth (John 14:6; 2 Timothy 3:1,7).
2. “… changed the truth of God into a lie, worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator” (Romans 1:24-25).
3. “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion’”(Genesis 1:28).
4. “But if any provide not for his own, … he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel” (1 Timothy 5:8).
5. “…they which commit such things are worthy of death” (Romans 1:32). “Whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die” (Numbers 35:30).
6. God detests “hands that shed innocent blood” (Proverbs 6:16-17). “Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck” (1 Timothy 1:19).
7. “For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh” (Matthew 19:5).
8. “You will know that your tent is secure; you will take stock of your property and find nothing missing” (Job 5:24).
9. “Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them” (Psalm 127:5).
10. Man’s ways are not God’s ways (Isaiah 55:8).“It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).
11. “For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things” (1 Timothy 4:8).
12. “For the Lord GOD will help me; … therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed” (Isaiah 50:7).
13. Holistic involvement takes diverse forms of social activism in performing acts of kindness—i.e., “missional living.”This key social drive in the West sometimes cloaks old lies in the garment of new spirituality. The holistic movement involves evolution into greater wholes (body, mind, spirit), its goal being the balance of forces in the universe (pantheism). The New Age mystic wrongly perceives God to be no more or less than the sum total of all that exists. At the base of all is pantheism, proclaiming all life to be God, or part of God.
14. In the latter times, some will heed seducing spirits and doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1).
15. “Hate evil and lovewhat is good; turn your courts into true halls of justice” (Amos 5:15).
16. “You are of more value than many sparrows” (Luke 12:7; Matthew 10:31).
17. “Let God be true, but every man a liar …” (Romans 3:4).
18. The triumph of America’s economic prosperity is her free market system based on respect for rule of law, individual effort, and fair dealing—all biblical principles. To rejoice in the fruit of one’s labor is the gift of God (Hebrews 13:17; Proverbs 6:6; Micah 6:8; Jeremiah 22:13; 1 Timothy 5:18; Ecclesiastes 5:19). “Blessed are you, when men shall revile you … and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake” (Matthew 5:11).
19. Whereas the Plan of God involves a godly Millennial Kingdom; then, New Heaven/Earth (Revelation 20:1-7; 21:1), its counterfeit celebratesgodless, one world governance (Revelation 13:1,7).
20. Overcomers escape corruption and vanity in this sin-bent world; they do not re-create it to their personal liking (2 Peter 1:4).
21. The flesh nature, not its color, yields bondage (Galatians 5:19-21).
22. “For they … serve not our Lord Jesus Christ…[but] by good words … deceive the hearts of the simple” (Romans 16:18).
23. In defining the self as “the earth having become conscious of herself,” man is charged with moral responsibility to embrace a heightened ecological consciousness enforced by draconian laws designed to preserve biodiversity.
24. “For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets… if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matthew 24:24).
25. “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections … against nature … working that which is unseemly.” Theirs is “a reprobate mind,” “filled with all unrighteousness” “without natural affection” (Romans 1:26-31).
26. “What benefit is there in a molded statue … when its maker has molded [what] … cannot speak” (Habakkuk 2:18)?
27. Even so, “Let the vile person continue tobe vile; let the one who does right continue to do right” (Revelation 22:11).
28. Neo-Gnostics value knowledge. To achieve inner knowing, one must be awakened to the possibility of being no longer terrestrial, but celestial—i.e., no longer a Christian, but a Christ.
29. “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:5).
30. “… I will … punish the men … that say in their heart, ‘The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil’” (Zephaniah 1:12).
31. “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
32. “Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
33. “From a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15).
34. “Pray without ceasing” (I Thessalonians 5:17).
35. “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another” (James 5:16).
36. “’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ said the LORD” (Isaiah 55:8).
37. “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4).Whosoever wills may come (Romans 10:13), but “those not found in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:12-15; 21:8).
38. Judge all things (1 Corinthians 2:15);discern spirits (1 John 4:1); acknowledge God’s supremacy as ultimate judge, for “shall not the Judge of all the earth do right” (Genesis 18:25)?
39. “For I am the LORD your God: … you shall be holy, for I am holy” (Leviticus 11:44).
40. “All Scripture God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16). “Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35), and “the Law will never pass away” (Matthew 5:18).
41. A superior species of evolved humanity serves as “Custodians of the Plan” guiding humanity’s spiritual progress to ensure the old “Piscean Age” (with its obsolete traditionalism) gives way to an “Age of Aquarius” (marked by peace, harmony, and brotherhood).?
43. There is “a time for war” and a time for peace (Ecclesiastes 3:8).
44. Panetics is an evolving, a-biblicalmeans of reducing human suffering and victimization through governments, institutions, social groups, and the professions. However, Christians are to “take no thought for [their] life,” which is more than meat and raiment (Matthew 6:25), for God shall supply all their need “according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
45. Godly believers exalt not in humanity, but rather in the Lord alone (1 Corinthians 3:21; 1:31).
46. “Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding” (Proverbs 23:23).
47. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2).
48. “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain” (Psalm 127:1).
49. Whereas God allows purchase of wine (blessings of God) and milk (strength of God) without … price (Isaiah 55:1), His adversary calls for a cashless society with forced redistribution of wealth (Daniel 11:39).
50. “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way…” (Isaiah 53:6).
51. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).
52. “Now I beseech you, brothers, … that you all speak the same thing … perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Corinthians 10). “We have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16).
53. “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
54. Mystics engage in supernatural experiences that become ends in themselves—e.g.,“yoga” means “union with Brahma,” divine spirit of the universe.Occult enlightenment is accomplished by controlling vital energy in the act of breathing. Meditative practices feature mental passivity and mantra meditation.
55. Pantheists proclaim all life to be God, or part of God. However, God shares His glory with none (Genesis 1:26; James 3:7; Isaiah 48:11).
56. The word “noetic” refers to “inner knowing,” a kind of intuitive consciousness. With esoteric knowledge, exceptional talents and aptitude, custodians of a divine cosmic plan rightfully rule over less illumined counterparts.
57. Right use of energy among intuitive friends united by earth stewardship, sustainability, collectivism, and illumination sounds like the real deal; but it isn’t.
58. Will-worshipping German philosopher George Hegel portrayed the Ten Commandments as arbitrary. He determined his “truth” by democratic consensus under peer pressure (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:21).
59. Taking time to ponder God’s goodness, reflect upon His Word, and acknowledge Him at work is cognitive. Biblical meditation doesn’t requirean empty mind, or altered consciousness.
60. Multiculturalism redefines America and biblical Christianity out of existence “in the name of many divinities and philosophies” (See 2 Timothy 3:1-7).
61. “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” (Isaiah 64:6).
62. “There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 16:25).