|Actually I'm exaggerating the importance of this,
but why should I change my pattern now?
First, I want to quote three short Scriptures that directly apply to me
and my website. Please bear with me.
This first Scripture is from 2 Peter Chapter 2:
chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and
despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not
afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11Whereas
angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing
accusation against them before the Lord. 12But
these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak
evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish
in their own corruption; 13And shall receive
the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot
in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with
their own deceivings while they feast with you;
And this from Acts 23:
the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him
on the mouth. 3Then said Paul unto him, God
shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after
the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? 4And
they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest? 5Then
said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is
written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
And again from Romans Chapter
every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but
of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2Whosoever
therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they
that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3For
rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then
not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have
praise of the same: 4For he is the minister of
God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for
he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a
revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5Wherefore
ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience
sake. 6For for this cause pay ye tribute also:
for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very
I do a lot of criticizing of
the Government and the direction this world is taking. Because of this
I am treading upon ground that could well collapse under me: especially
in light of the Scriptures I just quoted.
I have stated this previously, and I will restate my position here just
to make sure my position is perfectly clear.
Government does not govern this country. As stated in the verses above,
God is the one in charge of this country and of this world. No move by
any one is made without His approval. Any power that anyone supposes
themself to possess does not exist except that it be willed to him or
her by God, and then only for His purposes.
I have nothing against
any public official. In fact, any person who opposes me or tries to
hinder me in any way I see as merely instruments of God for His
purpose, and where that hindrance effects me personally, for my
ultimate good. I say this in regards to myself, but I believe it to be
so for all who diligently seek the Lord and His will for their life.
My concerns are not
with the running, nor the functioning of the governments. In my opinion
it makes no difference who is in any office, the result would be the
same because it not that person who is in charge, but the One who created
the one who thinks he (or she) is in charge.
I am concerned, not with the blindness of those in government, but
rather the blindness and nearsightedness of all those who blindly
follow the government's ruling, or those who blindly oppose
the rulings and the rulers.
It's not the direction
we are taking that concerns me, but rather the acceptance
of the direction we are taking that I cry out against.
And finally, although government certainly has an important role to
play in the scheme of things, I believe that its role is minor. It is
the church, in my mind, that is of ultimate
importance, especially in this day and age. And it is the blind
following of the blind leadership of the churches that is my concern
and the reason for this website.
I am not speaking against "Dignities." It's the indignity of the
leaders of the nearly half million denominations of God's Church I
raise my voice against.
If I have misjudged my
footing and have tread over the line of Godly acceptance by criticizing
the leaders of the churches, I am confident that I will have plenty of
company in my fall as the leaders of those half million denominations
who criticize the leaders of those not a part of their
chosen belief follow close on my heels.
The second thing I would like to make known is a bit of information
that I just learned recently. I have said, and even whimpered a bit,
that no one is listening to me or reading what I have to say. In fact
"Big Crybaby" might well fit the attitude I've presented. Well, once
again I have been proven wrong. Recently I discovered a little file
called a "log" on my website that I had ignored thinking it was
something for the web host and not for me.
I found that it was
for me, and that the log was a count of every "click" of my web pages.
Further, I found by going to my web host, that the log also keeps track
of where those "clicks" originated from, what kind of computer did the
clicking, and what OS (like XP, Vista or ME, etc) was used, and what
browser did the browsing. The only thing it didn't
show me was the age, weight and gender of the "clicker," which
sometimes I wonder if that record wasn't in fact recorded unbeknownst
I would have been pleased to see that 18 people was checking out my web
pages. That isn't the case however.
Wouldn't it be nice if
180 clicks were made to my pages? You bet. How about 1800? Far too many
to even dream of. And, to tell you the truth, it wasn't
1800 clicks per month that was being recorded since the beginning of
the year. Nope, it was 18 thousand clicks per
When I saw this my
first reaction was total disbelief. I had to research it further, and
found that number to correspond with what my web host had on record. My
next reaction was almost shear panic. Such responsibility!
Why doesn't somebody tell me these things?
Well, some of the pressure has been lifted off me. The count is
dropping significantly. It was only 14,000 clicks during the month of
And finally, I have been very busy casting my criticism into new
fields. I have created some blogs that "mirror" what I have here on my
website. It is rather fun, actually. Instead of the simple designs and
colors I use here, I get to play with many styles and colors and
backgrounds. Anyone interested can check out what I have so far by
clicking this link that will take you to my BLOG page.
There is one item
I added to the blogs that I haven't included on this website. I would
like to do so here. Printed below I have reproducedwhat is written on
each commentary page of the blogs:
I am an egotistic, uneducated know-it-all. I do not read the newspaper,
watch TV or listen to radio. I know nothing whatever about current
All the opinions I
express here in my blogs and on my websites come from a complete lack
of understanding and knowledge.
If you agree with
anything I say, that is an issue you must deal with yourself.
If you disagree
with anything I have to say and think I am an ignorant, self-centered
idiot who doesn't know what he is talking about; take no credit because
I said it first.
Well, that's my news for today. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?
Hopefully not rain.