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The One True Gospel of Grace Vs. The False Lordship Salvation-Faith Plus Works Gospel

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Here is what the Bible says about eternal salvation:

All people are sinners in need of a savior.

“No one is righteous. Not even one. No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned wasy; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.” (Romans 3:10-12)

The price (or consequence) of sin is death.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

Jesus Christ died for our sins.

“But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8

We receive salvation and eternal life by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.

“For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten son. That whosoever would believe on Him would not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Salvation through faith alone in Jesus Christ brings us into a relationship of peace with God.

“Therefore, since we Have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.” (Romans 5:1)

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)

Salvation is eternal! Nothing can ever separate a born again believer in Jesus from Him!

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today or our worries about tomorrow, not even the powers of hell can separAte us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or earth below–indeed, nothing in all creation, will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

The very moment a person places his faith in Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection he or she is “sealed by the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 1:13) and saved eternally. It is a free gift. No works are involved in receiving the gift or maintaining it.

It is also an eternal gift and God promises the born again believer he/she “will never perish.” (John 10:28)

That is why the Gospel is referred to as “The Good News.”

It wouldn’t be good news if you had to work for it or always questioned whether your eternal destination was Heaven or The Lake of Fire.

Salvation is also a one time event. Not a process as many false teachers claim. Many false teachers (5 point Calvinists, Arminianists, and Lordship Salvationists) incorrectly teach that a person is saved by grace alone through faith alone BUT that they either have to DO certain additional works either to get saved or to maintain their salvation. (i.e., “repent of all their sins,” “surrender to the Lordship of Jesus,” “endure till the end,” etc…

They often mock and scoff at the One True Gospel of Grace (that a person is saved by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone) derisively referring to it as “greasy grace” and “easy believism” and frequently claim that Jesus “did His part” but that “you have to do yours to maintain your salvation.”

Let me be clear.

Anyone who teaches any of these “faith plus works” false salvation doctrines are preaching a “doctrine of demons.” The Apostle Paul declares that those preaching such false works-salvation gospels to be “accursed.” (Galatians1:8)

The common denominator with all these false doctrines and teachers is that they all conflate salvation with santification applying verses in the Bible having to do with sanctification to salvation.

Salvation is a one time event in the life of The Believer.

Sanctification is a process a Born Again Believer undergoes the rest of their life here on this earth AFTER they have received the free gift of salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.

Many people who sit under these faith in Jesus+works false teachers struggle with knowing whether they are truly saved and frequently doubt their salvation which causes major fear and anxiety.

Frank Mirinith has written an article entitled, “The Psychological Effects of Lordship Salvation” which details many of the physical and phychological problems people who have been taught that salvation is conditional can suffer from including neuroses, phychoses, personality and affective disorders and substance abuse.

If you happen to be one of those people, this article is for you to assure you that you were sealed by the Holy Spirit the very moment you acknowledged that you were a sinner in need of a savior and placed your faith ALONE in THE Savior, Jesus Christ, and HIS finished redemptive work on The Cross alone for the remission of all your sins (past, present and future) until “the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30) (when you recieve your glofified body) and that your salvation is NOT CONDITIONAL on any works either before you were saved or after.

Eternal salvation is only the result of God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.

A person is saved FOR good works.

Not by them!

So, of course after you have received the FREE gift of salvation by faith in what Jesus did for you, you SHOULD do the good works God has prepared for you as your good and rightfull service unto the Lord.

You SHOULD get water baptized.

You SHOULD read your Bible daily.

You SHOULD join a Christ centered, solid Bible teaching church.

You SHOULD serve the orphan and the widow and go on mission trips to share The Gospel and help people with their physical needs.

You SHOULD acknowledge your sinful actions and behaviors to God and ask for forgiveness for those whom you have wronged.

And you SHOULD strive toward being more obedient and faithful in sharing The Gospel with a lost and dying un-saved world who desperately needs Jesus!

But the key word is SHOULD!

None of these things are requirements for eternal salvation.

They are the things outlined in the Bible that God knows are good for us and that will help us grow in our faith so that we can be more effective in loving God and loving others with the hopes that we will be more effective in winning souls to Heaven!

A person has a choice as to how much/little they desire to grow. And each person will bear different ammounts of fruit in this life which I believe the Bible teaches will influence not only the blessings we receive in this life but also for all of eternity.

But the key here is that Salvation is a one time event and Sanctification is a process and it is VITAL we who endeavor to rightly dviide the Word of God clearly differntiate the two.

When we are secure in knowing that God has forgiven all our sins and that we have the eternal assurance of knowing that we will spend eternity in heaven with Him, we can experience the True Grace that God desires that we walk in.

True Liberty and True Freedom only found in Jesus Christ!

If you have trusted in the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ alone for the remission of your sins and eternal life, be assured that you are saved eternally and “WILL NEVER PERISH.” It’s God’s promise to His Children. He will “never leave you nor forsake you.”

Bask in His grace and grow in your faith by daily endeavoring to do the “SHOULDS.”

But just know that we all fall short. None of us are perfect. So KNOW with 100% certainty that even when you do (and you will) fall short on the “SHOULDS”, your eternal salvation is NEVER IN QUESTION!

And if you have not trusted in Jesus for the remission of your sins and eternal life, may today be the day of salvation for you!

“For all who call on the name of Jesus will be saved!” (Romans 10:13)

So, here is what the inerrant, athoritative and infallible word of God says about eternal salvation.

It’s by Grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone!

Be encouraged!

Ephesians 2:8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Galatians 2:16

Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Romans 3:28

For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

Romans 5:1

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 4:5

And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness,

Romans 4:3

For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.”

Philipians 3:9

And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith.

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.

John 5:24

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

James 2:23

And the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 11:6

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

Romans 3:20

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Galatians 2:21

I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

Galatians 3:24

So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.

John 3:36

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not believe in the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Genesis 15:6

And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.

Acts 16:31

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Romans 4:16

That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

Romans 4:1-25

What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, …

Romans 3:22

The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:

John 1:12

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Romans 4:11

He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well,

Romans 1:17

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Romans 3:24

And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

John 3:18

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Acts 10:43

To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

Romans 3:26

It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Galatians 3:11

Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”

Romans 5:9

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Galatians 3:22

But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

John 6:40

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

Galatians 3:8

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.”

Romans 10:4

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Romans 5:1-2

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 1:21

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

1 Timothy 1:16

But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display His perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.

Galatians 3:6

Just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”?

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 6:47

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.

Romans 5:2

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.

Romans 3:27

Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith.

Romans 3:30

Since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

John 6:28-29

Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

Ephesians 1:13

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Mark 16:16

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Galatians 3:14

So that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.

Romans 3:24-25 ESV / 210 helpful votes

And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

Romans 3:25

Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

Galatians 3:1-29

O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith

Acts 13:39

And by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

Romans 3:21-26 ESV / 183 helpful votes

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.

John 20:31

But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Habakkuk 2:4

“Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.

Romans 5:1-21

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. …

All Christians (whether Jewish or Gentile) should love the Jewish people since we have the “King of the Jews” Jesus (whose parents were both Jewish) in our hearts. 

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All Christians (whether Jewish or Gentile) should love the Jewish people since we have the “King of the Jews” Jesus (whose parents were both Jewish) in our hearts. 

And we should endeavor to share the Gospel with them every opportunity the Holy Spirit presents to us since there is no other name under heaven by which any man can be saved:-) If we “love our neighbor as ourselves” we won’t hesitate to tell any unsaved person (Jews and Gentiles) what Jesus Himself declared:

“I am the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but through me.” (John 16:6) 

Faith in Jesus is the only way to have our sins forgiven and to have eternal life with God in heaven.

It’s that simple! And thank God He made it that simple or I would definitely find a way to mess it up:-) 

God loves the Jewish people and no genuine born-again believer should possess even the slightest strain of anti-Semitism.

God’s blessings to you on this 2nd day of Channukah (which Jesus celebrated in John 10) and, greatest of all holidays, Christmas in a few weeks!

In His Grip,

Gregg

On the Objective – Everything Matters To God 11.08.2017

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Join us On the Objective as your host Steven Menking (The Amateur Society) sits down with Christian author and speaker Gregg Jackson. Right now is the time to believe in the gospel of Christ and secure your eternal salvation. Gregg has a new book – 40 Rules to Help Boys Become Men: The Lost Arts of Manners, Etiquette, & Behavior – that is highly recommended. We need to understand that everything we do matters to God. Even the small things. Especially the small things. Seek His will for your life today!

Why I Wrote, 40 Rules to Help Boys Become Men

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If you are reading these words you must be acutely aware that there has been a massive decline in basic manners and civility in our country. Many of the basic rules of manners and etiquette used to be passed down from parents to their children through the generations. But it seems that this practice has skipped the past few decades. These days, if a man holds open a door for a woman he may be called a misogynist.

Nevertheless, if our nation is ever to become good again I believe it must start with us as parents in our own homes. I believe that we as parents have a duty to pass on to our progeny the basic manners and rules of etiquette that Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith referred to as “the basic building blocks of civil society.”

That is exactly what I have endeavored to do with this little book. My hope and prayer is that a significant segment of this current generation of young boys, young adults, and subsequent generations will adopt these basic manners and rules of etiquette to help restore the civility, morality, decency, and courtesy in America that was once commonplace.

Gregg

The 1st & Most Important Thing President Trump Must Do Day 1 in Office

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President Elect Trump’s “Contract With The American Voter: First 100 Day Plan” includes repealing Obamacare, implementing term-limits, banning federal employees becoming lobbyists and foreign lobbyists from raising money for American elections, lifting the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal, building the wall on the southern border, reducing personal and corporate taxes, cancelling Obama’s actions on immigration and guns, suspending immigration from “terror prone” nations including a temporary moratorium on Muslims, cancelling all federal funding to sanctuary cities and,commencing the removal of the more than two million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and withdrawing from NAFTA and TPP. And while this bold agenda is laudable on many levels and will go a long way in restoring law and order, checks and balances, economic prosperity, national security and American sovereignty, none of it, in my humble opinion, is as vital as restoring the right to life for all innocent human persons from conception to natural death and ending the Abortion Holocaust that has taken the lives of over 60,000,000 pre-born babies in our nation since 1973. The Holy Scriptures say that “God hates the shedding of innocent blood.” In order for America to “be great again” we must become good again. And I humbly submit that we as a nation cannot become good again unless and until we acknowledge that our government has failed to protect the most sacred right any human being possesses-their right to their own lives-and end the bloodshed. Many will assert that Mr. Trump has pledged to de-fund Planned Parenthood and appoint “pro-life judges.” As meritorious as both of these pledges may be, the truth is that Roe v Wadedoesn’t have to be “overturned” for the mass slaughter of the most defenseless and innocent among us to come to an end. Unconstitutional court opinions such as Roe are not and never have been the “law of the land.” The Dred Scottopinion concluded that banning slavery in any territory was a violation of the 5th Amendment because doing so supposedly denied property rights (of slave owners) without “due process” and has, to this day, not been “overturned” and nobody would argue that slavery is still “legal.” Similarly, we don’t have to wait years for any court to “overturn” Roefor child murder via abortion to come to an end in this country! Child murder via abortion was, is and will always be murder and no individual federal or state government possesses the legal, moral or Constitutional authority to alienate the inalienable right to life for any reason. The Founders and Framers were acutely aware that court opinions were not the “law of the land” and don’t supercede legitimately enacted laws, statutes and Constitutions.

“To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. …The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots.” (Thomas Jefferson)

“…the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution. … [T]he judiciary … has no influence over either the sword or purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL…” (Alexander Hamilton)

“..if the policy of the government, upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties, in personal actions, the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government, into the hands of that eminent tribunal.” (Abraham Lincoln)

My hope and prayer is that those 100% pro-life without exceptions Christians such a Senator Jeff Sessions, VP Elect Mike Pence and Governor Mike Huckabee would help educate President Elect Trump on the lie of Judicial Supremacy (i.e., that the legislative and executive branches must obey every court opinion no matter how immoral, illegal, wicked and unconstitutional) and strongly encourage Mr. Trump to restore the right to life for all innocent human persons as his 1st official act as president as Governor Huckabee pledged to do during the first Fox News Presidential Debate last year. It doesn’t matter how high the border fence or import tariffs are or how low tax rates are or how well negotiated our trade deals are or how strong our military is if we continue to permit the shedding of innocent blood. Child murder via abortion is the single greatest moral atrocity in our nation’s history. 60,000,000 pre-born babies have been murdered in cold blood with the full consent and funding of the government. 10 times those murdered in the Holocaust! It must END! If President Elect Trump has any hope of “making America great again,” he must, as his first official act, issue a presidential finding similar to, America’s Independent Party presidential candidate Tom Hoefling whose pledge read:

“All officers of government in this country, in every branch, at every level, have as the first obligation of their sacred oath the protection of all innocent lives within their jurisdiction and that as president he will keep his oath. Justice Blackmun, in Roe vs. Wade, admitted that “of course” the child in the womb is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, if they are a person. Since it is self-evident that they are a person, my first act as President, after having sworn the oath, will be to publish a presidential finding to that effect. My second act will be to ask for the resignation of anyone in the executive branch who will not act accordingly. My third act will be to order the closing of every abortion facility in the country, as per the explicit, imperative requirement of the Supreme Law of the Land. ‘No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.’ ‘No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.’”

Of course, President Elect Trump will likely not take such bold action on his own. It will be the duty of individual Christians, Christian pastors and Christian pro-life and pro-family organizational leaders to come along side Mr. Trump and demand he fulfill his sworn oath to enforce the God given right to life for all innocent human persons from conception to natural death in every state that fails to do so (sadly the case in all 50 states) and END the Abortion Holocaust in America as his first official act as president! As my good friend Pastor Flip Benham, who founded Operation Rescue and baptized Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe” in Roe v. Wade), has frequently stated, “abortion will only end when the church decides it should end.” He’s right. If not us, who? If not now, when?

I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live —Deuteronomy 30:19

If you agree that President Trump must restore the right to life for all innocent human persons from conception to natural death and end the Abortion Holocaust as his 1st official action as president, please contact President Trump at: Donald Trump c/o The Trump Organization, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022 USA Phone: 212-832-2000 Fax: 212-935-0141 or email him at trump@trumporg.com Also, please share this article with your pastor, friends and on social media.

 

Why I’m Voting For Trump

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Let’s cut to the chase. Our nation is in a code blue, moral and spiritual crisis. And, like it or not, Americans have only two viable choices for president. While I’m well aware that America cannot be made great again until the Church becomes great again, I am also mindful that, as a Christian, I possess a solemn moral obligation to choose the most righteous candidate possible for the office. And while I’m no fan of some of Mr. Trump’s past word choices, attributing moral equivalence to him and Hillary Clinton is utterly absurd. One of the candidates is a career business man who has risked his own wealth to create hundreds of thousands of jobs and opportunities for others. He is also the candidate who appears that he is not beholden to corporate interests or global organizations. His stated goal is to “make America great again.” He proposes to accomplish this goal by: protecting and defending our sovereign borders, rebuilding and strengthening our military, creating economic growth by lowering taxes and decreasing regulations, protecting and defending the inalienable right to life, and appointing conservative pro-life judges. On the other hand, the other candidate is a long-time admirer of Saul Alynsky, whose book “Rules for Radicals” was literally dedicated to Lucifer. This candidate is also a Margaret Sanger Award recipient and says, “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision. I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life”. Furthermore, Hillary has committed numerous acts of treason as Secretary of State and she despises our military, vets, Evangelicals and Catholics, Israel and average “everyday working Americans” in general. She has also pledged, if elected, to continue to implement and expand upon the illegal, immoral and anti-Constitutional policies of the Obama Administration, and she vows to accomplish these things by: • increasing taxes and regulations. • appointing radical leftist judges in the mold of Ruth Bader-Ginsberg. • increasing immigration of “refugees” (Muslims) by 500%. • advancing the radical LGBTQ Rainbow Jihad Agenda. • entering into globalist military, trade, and environmental treaties that destroy American sovereignty, economic freedom, and individual liberty. • keeping infanticide via tax-funded abortion on demand “legal,” including partial birth abortion. • implementing “hate crimes” legislation that would criminalize Christianity and the Bible. • abolishing the Second Amendment via executive orders and gun confiscation. The distinctions between the candidates could not be any more stark. Hillary Clinton is a Democrat-Socialist globalist who dreams of a world without borders and whose own “Clinton Foundation” has literally raised over a quarter of a billion dollars from numerous Muslim nations. Many of these Muslim nations seek our nation’s destruction, to enslave women, and to prosecute, imprison and kill gays. She is not for us. She is against us. Donald Trump, with all his warts, is a successful business man and proud nationalist. He is also a man that the political and media globalist elites despise. He is clearly for us. That being said, while I admire many platforms upon which Mr. Trump stands – and the anti-establishment, anti-statist movement he has come to largely represent – I do wish his views were more developed in other areas. For example, even though Mr. Trump has claimed to be “pro-life” and that he will appoint “pro-life judges,” I don’t think based on his public statements, he understands that as chief law enforcement officer he would have the moral, legal and constitutional obligation to ignore/reject the illegitimate and legally null and void Roe v. Wade opinion. Conversely, a President Trump would also be required to enforce the God given right to life in all individual states that currently fail to do so. This move would be in accordance with the imperative requirements of the 5th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Those amendments necessitate that no person can be deprived of their life by any state without “due process” and “equal protection” of the laws. Fortunately, however, many of Trump’s close supporters and allies, such as Governor Mike Huckabee, understand that the courts are not allowed to make law and that they aren’t the Supreme Being. To this end, during the primaries Governor Huckabee pledged to reject Roe, invoke the 5th and 14th Amendments, and end the Abortion Holocaust in America as his first official act as president.My hope is that Huckabee and others can influence President Trump to take similar action as president. Additionally, I hope Huckabee, and many others like him, can help guide Mr. Trump to better understand and ultimately reject Judicial Supremacy – the toxic liberal lie that the legislative and executive branches must obey the judicial branch no matter how wicked, immoral, illegal and unconstitutional their opinions may be. Barring any potential orchestrated “false flag” event prior to the election or swearing in ceremony, only one of the two candidates, Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Trump, will occupy the White House in 2017. The choice, as it has always been, is between two imperfect candidates. America is on life support. Electing Hillary Clinton will only ensure that the patient is taken off life support and dies a quick death. Electing Donald Trump would most likely keep the ventilator plugged in and give the patient (America) the best chance to heal and recover. I cannot in good conscience vote for a “3rd party” candidate. They simply are not viable in the general election. Nor can I merely “not vote at all.” Like it or not, both of those choices result, ultimately, in a vote for Hillary Clinton. I will vote for Donald Trump. And I will pray that the Lord uses this imperfect man to help restore the badly damaged foundations of justice, law, and civil order upon which our nation was founded – the same fundamentals upon which America has rested for over 300 years, even pre-dating our formation as an independent nation. Gregg Jackson is the national best-selling author of Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies: Issue by Issue Responses to the Most Common Claims of the Left from A to Z and We Won’t Get Fooled Again: Where the Christian Right Went Wrong and How to Make America Right Again. His newest book is, 40 Things to Teach Your Children Before You Die: The Simple American Truths about Life, Family & Faith.

10 Things Your Children Need to Know for the 2016-2017 School Year (print and share w/your kids)

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This list is not exhaustive and some are taken from my book “40 Things to Teach Your Children Before You Die: The Simple American Truths About Life, Family & Faith.” Print em out. Put em on your fridge and discuss them daily over breakfast with your kids and help inoculate them from the Leftist lies and propaganda so prevalent in much of our culture and society today. 1. You’re not a “global citizen.” If you were born in the United States of America or are a legal U.S. citizen, you are a United States citizen not bound by any other Constitution than the United States Constitution. 2. The climate is always “changing.” It’s called weather. The reason you don’t hear about “man made global warming” anymore is that it has been thoroughly de-bunked. The major reason the earth’s temperature heats/cools is due to solar activity. During periods of increased solar activity the earth warms and vice-versa. “Climate change” initiatives are really just efforts to institute higher taxes and regulations to control the people ultimately for the purpose of establishing a global New World Order. 3. There are only 2 types of humans God created. Men and women. Your sex (or gender) is determined by your chromosomal makeup. Males have XY and females have XX. There is no such thing as a “transgendered” person. A man who puts on lipstick and a wig has become a “cross dresser” but is still a man. Women who act/dress like men are still women. Boys should always use the men’s room and girls should always use the girl’s room. 4. Our nation was not founded by secularists. The original founders, the Pilgrims and Puritans, were God fearing people whose main desire was to live in a nation where they could freely worship Jesus Christ. While many of the Framers of the Constitution were not Christians, our nation was explicitly founded on Judeo-Christian values, beliefs and principles. To the extent America returns to those founding principles and beliefs will largely determine whether we can ever become “great again.” 5. Truth is not relative. God has defined all truth and apart from His Transcendent Divinely Revealed Word, everyone does what is right in their own eyes. Humans become their own gods. Man centered (humanistic) societies that have rejected God’s Word have been the most murderous and barbaric nations in the history of the world (Nazi Germany, Communist China/Russia, etc…) 6. “Social Justice” is another term for Socialism. And Socialism is always wrong because it is based on the belief that it is ok to covet, steal, and re-distribute other people’s “stuff” for the general benefit of the “community.” 7. God has defined, established and ordained marriage. It is the exclusive union of one man and one woman and the natural human family is the first, oldest, and most important form of government God ever created. No majority of judges, legislators or voters can re-define what God Himself has defined. All other types of “marriage” are legally null and void since they violate God’s definition. 8. Courts don’t make law. Courts can issue opinions on individual cases before it, but court opinions are only binding on the individual plaintiffs and defendants in the case. Only the people directly or via their elected representatives can make, alter or amend laws, statutes or Constitutions. Any law or court opinions contrary to God’s Law is no law at all. It is legally null and void and must be ignored and rejected by all civil magistrates at every branch and level of government. 9. There is only 1 race of people. The human race. People have different skin colors and come from different parts of the world but all humans are originally descended from the Original First Family (Adam and Eve.) Efforts to introduce race (“affirmative action,” “race based preferences,” “white privilege,” etc…) are merely efforts to divide and conquer. 10. There is only one way to heaven. Through faith alone, by God’s grace alone, in Christ alone. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father in heaven but through Me.” (John 14:6) Is He your Lord and Savior?

Common Words, Phrases & Terms The Left Has Twisted & Distorted That Christians & Conservatives Should Never Use (The “Dirty Dozen”)

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Proverbs 12:6, “The words of ungodly men are crafty; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.” Hosea 6:5, “…I have slain them by the words of my mouth:” Psalms 12:6, “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”

In his book, “1984,” George Orwell warned that in the future words would be redefined and weaponized by the Left in their effort to establish a tyrannical dictatorship where government controlled and engineered group-think and consensus (called “newspeak” in the book) would replace individual thought and creativity. Despots and dictators have always known that those who control the meaning of words largely control the thoughts, attitudes, and behavior of society. In fact, the first sin ever committed resulted from God’s Word being twisted, distorted and manipulated when the Serpent (Satan) deceived Eve by making her question God’s clear and unambiguous command not to eat from the tree of Good and Evil. Here is a partial list of the most common words, terms and phrases that the Left has re-defined, twisted and distorted for the ultimate purpose of deceiving the masses and ultimately controlling them. Sadly, many self-professing Christians and conservatives frequently use many of these words and phrases and unwittingly perpetuate the deception the distortion of these words and phrases leads to. The purpose of this article is to list the most common words, terms and phrases as well as their real meanings in context with hopes that, in the future, Christians and conservatives use the proper words and terminology. Words, indeed, matter. May we all chose ours carefully. Here is what I refer to as the “Dirty Dozen” which is of course not an exhaustive list but the 12 I consider to be the most important to be aware of.

1. Democrats (A word used to describe those who belong to the Democrat Party and who subscribe to a democratic political ideology/philosophy. The problem with this term is that those in the modern day Democrat Party are mostly hard-core Communists and Socialists. When referring to modern day Democrats I recommend using the term, “Democrat-Socialists.”
2. Democracy– A word often used to describe America’s system of government. I cringe every time I hear any conservative use this term in this manner. America was initially established to be a Constitutional Republic. Pure Democracies are characterized by majority rule and often lead to “mob rule” as was the case in 18th century Revolutionary France. And while our nation has devolved into a “mob rule” Democracy in many ways we were not originally intended to be one. When referring to our form of government I recommend using the term, “Constitutional Republic.”
3. Progressives– A word often used to describe “liberals” and “Democrats” to convey that their political philosophy and objectives represent progress and, after all, who isn’t for progress? The reality, however, is that the “progressive” ideas they are talking about include killing pre-born babies, redefining marriage, criminalizing Christianity, and open borders. Instead of using the term progressive, I recommend the more accurate terms, “Democrat-Socialists,” “Globalists” “Statists” or “Neo-Marxists.”
4. Pro-choice– Word used by the Left to describe any one who believes abortion (killing a pre-born baby) is a constitutionally protected right. In reality, however, those who call themselves “pro-choice” are really just “pro-abortion” since the baby inside them has no choice in the matter. Instead of calling those in favor of abortion-on-demand “pro-choice” I recommend calling them “Pro-aborts.”
5. Legal-Democrat-Socialists use this word to describe anything that either a majority of legislators or voters votes for, or, alternatively, that any court rules in favor of. Again, Leftists believe “majority rules”/”might makes right.” The truth, however, is that for anything to be legal it must never violate the plain words of either the Constitution and, more importantly, the Divinely Revealed Word of God. For example, many on the Left (and far too many on the Right) will claim that “same-sex marriage” is legal because a court issued an opinion (Goodridge, Obergefell) saying that it is unconstitutional to prohibit people of the same-sex from marrying one another. But since no majority of voters, legislators or jurists possess the authority to re-define what God Himself has explicitly instituted, defined and ordained (i.e., that marriage is the exclusive union of one man and one woman) “same-sex marriage” can never be “legal.”
6. “The court legalized…”– This is a phrase I hear repeated frequently by Leftists and far too many conservatives and Christians who have all been taught the lie that courts can make law and that court opinions super-cede legitimately enacted laws, statutes and Constitutions. The main problem with this phrase (“the court legalized”) of course is that courts (judges) don’t possess the legal, moral or enumerated constitutional authority to make, amend or “strike down” any laws, statutes or Constitutions. They can issue administrative opinions on individual cases before them that are binding only on the two parties but it is a blatant lie to assert that a court opinion becomes the “law of the land” the very second it is issued. Suggested replacement phrase: “The court issued an opinion…”
7. “Separation of Church and State”– Term used by the Left to (falsely) convey that there can never be any mention of God or His Word in any public institution and that the 1st Amendment guarantees a “separation of church and state.” The only problem is that the 1st Amendment guarantees “freedom of religion” and not “freedom from religion” and that, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The phrase “of church and state” was originally used by Thomas Jefferson to mollify the concerns of the Danbury (Connecticut) Baptists that the federal government would establish a national church but in no way even remotely implied that there could never be any Christian religious practice or influence in public/government institutions. The term “separation of church and state” does appear in a Constitution. The former Soviet Union’s (article 124).
8. “Radical Islam”– This is a term used by Leftists to “falsely” imply that normal (i.e.,non-radical) Islam is peaceful. But the truth is, that for anybody who is even remotely familiar with the explicit and imperative teachings of the Koran and Hadiths that Islam is inherently radical (i.e., that it promotes violence, destruction and death to all who refuse to submit to Islam.) There is only Islam. Radical Islam IS Islam! Instead of referring to those who commit acts of terrorism who shout Allahu Akbar “radical Muslims” or “radical Islamists” call them what they are…”Islamists” “Muslim Jihadists” or “Islamic Jihadists.”
9. Gay-The word “gay” used to mean a general feeling of “happiness” that has been redefined by the Leftists to describe a man who is attracted to and has sex with other men or a woman who is attracted and sex with other women. Suggested replacement words/terms, “homosexuals”, “same-sex attracted people” etc…
10. “Traditional Marriage”– Term used to describe marriage between one man and one woman. The only problem with this term is that the word “traditional” conveys that marriage is based on the “traditions of men” when in reality, marriage was originally defined, ordained and instituted by God Almighty Himself. Whenever Christians and conservatives use the phrase “traditional marriage” they falsely perpetuate this fallacy. Suggested word replacement: Marriage.
11. Transvestite– Term used to describe a male who has become a female and vice-versa. The main problem with this is that God has only created 2 types of human persons. Chicks and dudes:-) Males and females who have the equipment and DNA/chromosomal make up to prove it. Men such as Bruce Jenner who claim they are now women still possess the chromosomal make up of a man and can never be a woman no matter how much lipstick they put on themselves. Suggested word replacement: Cross dresser.
12. “States Rights”– States don’t have rights. People do. Proponents of “states rights” often invoke the 10th Amendment which states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Nowhere in the 10th Amendment is there any provision for any rights for the states. Rather, it recognizes that states have certain powers, an ability to do certain things. Even the 9th Amendment restricts rights to “the people” and not states. “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Instead of using the improper and inaccurate term “states rights,” conservatives and Christians should instead use the terms “checks and balances” and “federalism” both of which stipulate that the power of the government at both the state and federal levels is limited by the rights of individuals. When the federal government enacts laws that are unconstitutional, the states have the authority and duty to reject those laws to protect the rights of the people. Conversely, when individual states enact laws contrary to legitimately enacted federal laws that are in keeping with the Constitution, the federal government possesses the authority and duty to intervene, again, on behalf of the people of that particular state.

 

Supreme Court Right On Texas Abortion Law But For Wrong Reasons

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The Supreme Court issued an opinion today that a Texas law requiring abortionists be hospital licensed to be unconstitutional. Reagan appointee Anthony Kennedy (the gift the keeps on giving) joined the other 4 leftists on the court in their majority opinion (authored by Steven Breyer) that:

We agree with the District Court that the surgical-center requirement, like the admitting-privileges requirement, provides few, if any, health benefits for women, poses a substantial obstacle to women seeking abortions, and constitutes an “undue burden” on their constitutional right to do so.

The majority opinion was correct. But for all the wrong reasons. The Texas law wasn’t unconstitutional because of the ludicrous requirement that baby butchers be properly credentialed by hospitals. The Texas law was unconstitutional because there is no Constitutional right to murder pre-born human persons at any stage of development since Roe v Wade is not the “law of the land” and never has been and allowing any type of abortion-related “procedure” violates the inalienable right to life for all innocent human persons from conception to natural death per the explicit and imperative requirements of the 5th and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution which guarantees that no state shall violate “due process” and “equal protection of the laws” for any person without exception. No state possesses the authority to alienate inalienable rights. What is so sad is that so many self-described “constitutional conservatives” swallow and perpetuate the toxic liberal lie of Judicial Supremacy (i.e., that court opinions are the “law of the land” the very instant they are issued and must be obeyed, no matter how immoral, wicked or unconstitutional, by the other two superior branches.) And if you doubt the Founders originally designed the judiciary to be the “weakest of the 3 branches” read “Federalist 78” by Alexander Hamilton. The bottom line is that, ultimately, the Governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbott, is the chief law enforcement officer of the state of Texas and is primarily responsible for ensuring that the Federal and Texas state Constitutions’ “equal protection” and “due process” guarantees be faithfully enforced and applied to every innocent human person in the state of Texas (no matter how tiny)…without exception! Babies are dying daily in Texas because Governor Abbott daily permits it (as do all 49 other state governors). We should expect immoral, illegal and anti-Constitutional opinions from the (majority) leftist Supreme Court. But is it too much to expect that self-professing “pro-life constitutional conservative Christians” such as Abbott actually abide by their oath and DO THEIR JOB especially when it comes to protecting and defending the most sacred right all human beings possess? The right to their own lives?

“To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. …The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots.” (Thomas Jefferson)

“…the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution. … [T]he judiciary … has no influence over either the sword or purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL…” (Alexander Hamilton)

“..if the policy of the government, upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties, in personal actions, the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government, into the hands of that eminent tribunal.” (Abraham Lincoln)