Bible Influences on America!

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Posted 8/23/14 at 4:57 PM | Larry Dozier

That Was Then – This Is Now!

Throughout the history of ancient Israel, the tribe of Issachar is portrayed as a family that was destined to prosper both physically and spiritually. The ancient Rabbis taught that the sons of Issachar were not only "mighty men of valor" (1 Chron. 7:1-5), but they were also called to serve the other tribes in the areas of finance and the ministry of God's Torah. Source: http://www.ascensionministries.net

"And of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command."
- 1 Chronicles 12:32 NAS

Today, we need believers with the Sons of Issachar anointing. They would be found sharing their wisdom in financial and spiritual matters. Righteous leaders would be seeking and following their counsel; thereby solving problems and creating material and spiritual prosperity. Do you know anyone like that? Do you know anyone that “knows the times and knows what to do”? If someone with the Sons of Issachar anointing was speaking to you right now, I believe that he would say: “That was then – This is now”. And “This is that - which was spoken by the Prophet Joel”. FULL POST

Posted 8/14/14 at 1:41 PM | Larry Dozier

Why Do People Commit Suicide?

According to Kevin Caruso of www.suicide.org, over 90 percent of people who die by suicide have a mental illness at the time of their death. And the most common mental illness is depression. Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.

Untreated mental illness (including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and others) is the cause for the vast majority of suicides.

Also, some people are genetically predisposed to depression, and thus they may not appear to be undergoing any negative life experiences, yet still become depressed, and may die by suicide.

So, some people die by suicide because of a depression that was caused by genetics. You probably have heard about some individuals who died by suicide and did not exhibit any symptoms or appear to have any serious problems. In these cases, it is possible that the person had depression that occurred because of this genetic factor.

It is very rare that someone dies by suicide because of one cause. Thus, there are usually several causes, and not just one, for suicide.

Many people die by suicide because depression is triggered by several negative life experiences, and the person does not receive treatment – or does not receive effective treatment – for the depression. (Some people need to go through several treatments until they find one that works for them.) FULL POST

Posted 8/6/14 at 12:41 PM | Larry Dozier

Science & the Bible - A Student Manual

Has modern science proven that the Bible is scientifically unreliable or inaccurate? Has the widely touted evolutionary concept of the origin of man been scientifically proven? What evidence do the evolutionists use in support of this proposed scientific definition of the origin of man? As a Bible believing Christian, can I successfully defend the biblical account of creation, scientifically? These and other questions will be answered in this student manual.

First, we must understand that we live in an environment that continually preaches the ideology of the religion of Secular Humanism as defined by the US Supreme Court and The Humanist Manifestos I & II. For over 40 years, many American public schools have been dogmatically teaching evolution as scientific fact, rather than scientific theory. They have frequently pointed to certain dating methods as proof of an earth that is millions and billions of years old; however, after being questioned about their scientific methods, they have also admitted that the same scientific data could be interpreted as thousands of years old, but they do not mention that in the public school textbooks. In addition, it has been found that these same scientists have dated certain artifacts as millions of years old only to find out later they were scientifically proven to be completely wrong. Also, the print and broadcast media are persistently indoctrinating Americans with evolutionary ideology by saying that the world is “millions and billions of years old”, while the Bible clearly says that God created everything in six literal days according to the literal meaning of the Old Testament Hebrew word used in the book of Genesis. Further, Time, Nature and National Geographic magazines along with the Discovery Channel, the movie Jurassic Park, The Learning Channel and Animal Planet regularly affirm evolutionary ideology without questioning its accuracy or authority. As a result, pollster George Barna found that in the US “a minority of ‘born again’ adults (44%) and an even smaller proportion of born again teenagers (9%) are certain of the existence of absolute moral truth.” Adolph Hitler, a self avowed Secular Humanist, once said, “You don’t have to tell the people the truth. Just keep repeating a lie long enough and they’ll start believing it”. It appears that many public schools have allowed their teachers to use the same cynical, humanistic ideology as Adolph Hitler. FULL POST

Posted 7/31/14 at 12:26 PM | Larry Dozier

Embrace the Goal of Greatness!

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When a political leader told me that his ambition was to hold a high national office, I asked him how he could serve people more effectively in that office than in his present position. That was a new thought to him, because his main goal was simply to increase his personal importance.

In sharp contrast to this political leader is another government leader who deeply loves youth and their families. His position as a juvenile court judge was not just a job to him, but rather it was a means of carrying out his passion in life--to help young people learn to make wise decisions.

Two years after the first political leader talked to me, he was sent to prison for mishandling funds. However, the second leader was appointed as Director of the Department of Child Services in his state.
The command to be a servant does not mean that the desire to be great is wrong; instead it shows us what true greatness is and how to achieve it!

If we are to be great, we must first ask, "What is true greatness?" Greatness is not based on personal achievement that results in fame, fortune, or position. Rather, true greatness is what God does in and through us. (See Ephesians 1:19.) Peter did not have money, but he had the power of God working through him to carry out great works. “... Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6). FULL POST

Posted 6/7/14 at 10:48 AM | Larry Dozier |

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Posted 5/11/14 at 9:39 AM | Larry Dozier

Like ObamaCare, Obama Core Is Another Power Grab

                      by Phyllis Schlafly, October 10, 2012

When we list the areas that Barack Obama wants to “fundamentally transform” as he promised before his 2008 election, let’s not overlook his plans for education. They are as fundamentally transformational, costly and dictatorial as ObamaCare.

It’s well known that public schools are not graduating students as well-educated as before, that Americans score poorly on international tests, and that billions of federal dollars showered on public schools have not achieved any of the designated goals, which were to raise test scores and to eliminate the gap between higher income and lower income students. The Obama progressives want us to believe that the remedy is to turn over total control to the federal government. FULL POST

Posted 4/5/14 at 1:19 PM | Larry Dozier |

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Is ‘the Handwriting On the Wall’ for America?

There are many prophecy teachers today teaching that America is about to experience the wrath of God or the judgment of God, because of her sins. Many are saying if God doesn’t judge America, he will have to apologize to Sodom & Gomorra. And others have been sounding the alarm that American churches need to repent from self-centered activities and pray for our American leaders, rather than just engaging in intellectual gymnastics with high profile atheists and others that do not believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Consider the words Simon Peter wrote 1 Peter 3:15,

But give honour to Christ in your hearts as your Lord; and be ready at any time when you are questioned about the hope which is in you, to give an answer in the fear of the Lord and without pride; (Basic English Bible.

I don’t believe Peter was suggesting that we should practice intellectual tit-for-tat with unbelievers. Jesus did have some seemingly intellectual discourse with some of the scholars of his day. Bit he often had harsh words for them and directly spoke to their conscience, not just their minds. Consider the words of 1 Timothy 2:15,

Study to show yourself approved unto good works.

(Not study to win intellectual arguments and debates)

What am I trying say? I’m saying that words from the mind can only reach a mind. But words from the spirit can reach a person’s spirit. Biblical revelation turns on the light of understanding, which enlightens the mind. But a believer must learn to activate that revelation, taking it from one’s mind and activating it in one’s daily experiences. I submit to you that Information changes minds, but action change lives. I believe that is exactly what the following Bible verses are telling us. So, simply winning an intellectually based argument is not what the Bible teaches. Intellectualism was practiced by the Greeks, though. And intellectualism has dominated American educational system. To illustrate the fallacy in this way of thinking, consider this. If you thoroughly understand business math and make straight A’s in college math, if you don’t learn how to implement it in the business world, it would be fruitless.

Further, James 2 says

15 Do all you can to present yourself to God as someone worthy of his approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth. (Complete Jewish Bible) FULL POST

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