Bible Influences on America!

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Posted 10/18/14 at 12:15 PM | Larry Dozier

President George Washington's Vision

In the National Tribune, 1880, an article appeared giving an account of the "Vision of Washington" at Valley Forge. The account was told by a gentleman named Anthony Sherman, who may have been at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-78 or who was given the story by George Washington. The story has been published several times.

Some people will say that it is substantiated by the fact that a copy of the account is in the Library of Congress; but this argument of authenticity could be misleading. The Library of Congress has copies of anything published. That does not indicate accuracy or inaccuracy of the content, but it does lend credibility to the story.

The soldier mentioned as having a first-hand account of the "Vision," Anthony Sherman, was a soldier in the Continental Army. According to his pension application, written by him, he states that he was at Saratoga under the command of Benedict Arnold at the end of 1777 and only joined the main forces in 1778 in New Jersey just before the Battle of Monmouth; however, that alone does not prove or disprove anything, because it’s basically irrelevant, since there is no credible and irrefutable evidence to the contrary. And it's of record that George Washington was a man of faith who prayed to God for "divine providence" with amazing results, but that's story for another article. FULL POST

Posted 10/7/14 at 2:38 PM | Larry Dozier

If I Wanted to Destroy America...

If I Wanted to Destroy America …

I’d convince Americans that their founding fathers didn’t really mean what they wrote in the US Constitution.

  • That “the pursuit of life”… written in the US Constitution didn’t apply to a “fetus”, because a fetus isn’t a human being.
  • That the American Founders were deists not Christians, although primary documents demonstrate that 7 out of 8 of the first colleges were started by Christian denominations.
  • That God did not have a hand in America’s success, although our founders instituted the traditional prayer that begins every meeting in the US Congress.
  • That prayer and the Bible in public schools are unconstitutional, removing the plumb-line of American values.
  • That the Bible is outdated and doesn’t really mean what it says, after all, only the uninformed would claim that the Bible is for today.
  • That the Bible is only a religious document and not useful for practical application.

I’d redefine the word “expert” from being economic and performance-based to being academic and theory-based. FULL POST

Posted 9/5/14 at 12:18 PM | Larry Dozier

America’s Heritage & Current Events

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Deuteronomy 28 (NIV) Here’s a Reminder…Blessings for Obedience

If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:

3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
4 The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
5 Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.
6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
7 The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
8 The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.
9 The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in obedience to him. 10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you. 11 The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you. FULL POST

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 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

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