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As the Marriage Battle Rages, Let Mercy Prevail

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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“When a moral person is confronted with contempt, immorality, disloyalty, or dishonesty, he is so repulsed by the offense that he turns away and in despair closes his heart to the offender. But the miracle of the redemptive reality of God is that the worst and vilest offender can never exhaust the depths of God’s love.” –C. S. Lewis

Love, Marriage and Life should be a package; as in man meets woman, they fall in love, marry and have children. That’s an ideal, designed by God.

In the paradise of Eden, God first formed Man, then formed his mate and presented her to him. Woah! Love at first sight. Man and (Wo)Man. By their Holy Union they became our ancestors, the first “human parents; birthing the original “human family.” One man and one woman; married by God.

Due to outside influences and our original ancestors’ broken relationship with God, things became tangled up after that and have been for a long time. Admittedly while the marriage model was never broken, it has been misunderstood, bruised, sometimes tarnished and often challenged. As a result, in the 21st Century, we are teetering on a civil war over human sexuality issues.

A lot of blood has been shed in the aftermath of the war over the human family; animal blood sacrifices, innocent human blood (abortions). God help us please. Teach us to plead the sacred Blood of Jesus!

There is too much accusing and too little truth and mercy abroad in this present battle. Let us consider our frail humanity and approach each other with fear of judgment, pleading for mercy.

“For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” (James 2:13 ESV)

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”(Hebrews 4:16 ESV)

We need not only to know the truth; we need to help people to see and know the truth.

May God grant MERCY and deliverance to all in this matter of Holy Matrimony and human sexuality. Mercy does not condone the sexual behaviors at issue. Mercy shares the truth of God’s Word in Agape Love. Mercy loves those who are without understanding of His divine grace and love for the accused and the accusers.

“For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.” ALL. It’s sadly hypocritical to publicly proclaim that “God hates the sin but loves the sinner”; while all the time we secretly sneer and use ugly names to brand others.

On the other hand, it’s critically intolerant to bad mouth Bible believers and deny our Constitutional Rights for holding to our standards of faith while insisting that we be tolerant of contrasting views.

Sin is real, repentance is a gift. May we all be free to “go and sin no more.” Let us deliver truth that shines light with a heart to bring liberty as part of the judgment process.

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Alveda King On Racism, Reproductive Genocide & Sexual Perversion

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

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Dr. Alveda King to Pope, Clergy, World Leaders and Humanity at Large – Erase and Replace: Hate the sin, love the sinner

Atlanta, GA – In the wake of the Martin/Zimmerman tragedy, in the face of the looming human sexuality debate, on the wings of the promised 50th Anniversary Celebration of the historical “March on Washington” and “I Have a Dream” speech by her famous uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach, Priests for Life, has a word of encouragement for Pope Francis and all world leaders and humanity at large:

“Yes, we are facing difficult days. Yet there is hope ahead. Have faith and love for every member of the human race. It is time to hate the sin and love the sinner. We can set the example with personal and communal repentance, revival, restoration, rebuilding, recovery and renewal.”

For Alveda King, “it’s all about redemption.” Her uncle once said: “We must discover the power of love, the power – the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world. We will be able to make men better. Love is the only way.”

Looking forward his niece calls for “an eraser to set the record straight. Erase the old ways and let our minds be renewed. Replace the word tolerance with the expression of genuine compassion. Override judgment with mercy and Divine Justice.”

Known for her bold platforms on behalf of the unborn and natural life and family, she explains: “Somehow we have forgotten or perhaps never known the purpose for human life on this planet. The Bible warns us of the challenges of uncontrollable lust unleashed by human sexuality gone amuck. Generally people involved in sexual activity springing from fornication, adultery and even same sex liaisons do not experience the lasting fulfillment that monogamous heterosexual couples do. This is why it is written:

“Matthew 19: 4 “Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus asked. “From the beginning ‘God made them male and female… This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined (sexually) to his wife, and the two are united into one… Divorce was not what God had originally intended. 10 Jesus’ disciples then said to him, “If this is the case, it is better not to marry!”

“Yet in 1 Corinthians 7:8, it is written that it is better to marry than to burn with lust.”

“Again Jesus also goes as far as to speak to those who are either born without a sexual desire for members of the opposite sex; forced into an alternate lifestyle or choose a life without sexual desire for someone of the opposite sex.

“Matthew 19:11: 11 “Not everyone can accept this statement,” Jesus said; “only those whom God helps. 12 Some are born as eunuchs, some have been made eunuchs by others, and some choose not to marry for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. Let anyone accept this who can.” (In the original translation the term eunuch includes castration and other limiting factors surrounding heterosexual sexual unions.)

“In error many have misunderstood these sayings to mean that God is in favor of sexual relationships that interrupt His original plan for procreativity. We forget that God doesn’t create sin, sickness and unnatural human circumstances. If someone is born a certain way, say with an infirmity, a misshapen limb, an unnatural sexual desire — that does not mean that God desired for them to be born that way. That’s why John 3:16 is so important.”

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, so that all who believe in Jesus will have eternal life.”

Lamenting over the state of affairs, Alveda says: “Sadly, many have not known of or accepted the precious gift of Jesus and His blood which corrects and eliminates human sin and sadness. Even sadder is that those who have accepted this gift are not willing and humble enough to share this gift with this world, because to share it we must be repentant, transparent and nonjudgmental.”

three headed monster Revised2Alveda insists that “we are dealing with a three headed monster with racism as the first head. Racism is a sin, because it is a deception in that we are not separate races. We are all of one blood.”

“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth…” Acts 17:26

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish as fools.” MLK

“The second head of the monster is reproductive genocide. The directive to be fruitful and multiply is a blessing not the curse reflected in the error of artificial and harmful contraceptives and abortion. There are healthy options such as abstinence and natural family planning that do not involve killing women and children.
“The third head is sexual perversion with all of its trappings.

“Somehow we tiptoe around the obvious, never genuinely seeking to separate the sinner from the sin. We can love the one and hate the other.”
“Jude 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. 22 And have mercy on those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.”
“For me, life is a journey and the Bible is my roadmap,” Alveda continues. “The paths and trails have pitfalls, but as long as the light of the glorious Gospel shines, we can see. We may stumble, but we don’t go over a cliff because God’s love, His Son’s blood and His Holy Spirit all keep us safe.”

Making an urgent appeal for unity, Alveda urges: “Now is the time to erase fear, hatred and strife. Time is short so we must be bold. Change and tolerance are steps along the way, but it will take transformation and compassion to get us across the finish line.

“My parents Rev. A. D. King and Mrs. Naomi King joined Uncle M. L. and the hundreds of thousands in Washington, DC 50 years ago. He had a prayer on his lips and a dream in his heart. As we approach the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington, I plan to observe August 28th with members of my family, friends and the world while praying in my heart that we will all come away transformed by God’s love.”

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God’s Rejoining, Restoring, Rebuilding, Reviving Grace

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

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Benny Hinn Remarried“But ‘God made them male and female’ from the beginning of creation. ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.” (Mark 10:6-9 NLT)

Friends, I am absolutely overjoyed by the Benny and Suzanne Hinn remarriage. Dry bones can live. Restoration of Holy Matrimony will blossom. Godly relationships among families too! Oh the Blood of Jesus. Power of Holy Ghost. Praise be to GOD. Thank you JESUS!

It’s not just about the marriage of the famous celebrities, Benny and Suzanne Hinn. We rejoice because God is healing marriage. Let us pray for all natural godly marriages between one man and one woman.

Natural marriage between one man and one woman is a sacred institution ordered by God as the means of fulfilling God’s command to be fruitful and multiply. Any other definition of marriage goes against God’s design.

Let’s pray that the remarriage of Benny and Suzanne Hinn will, as evangelist Reinhard Bonnke said, heal and restore millions of broken marriages.

Please take a moment to read about this blessing.

Evangelist Benny Hinn and his ex-wife Suzanne were remarried on Sunday after being divorced since 2011.

The Hinns’ divorce was widely reported and represented the latest of several high-profile Christian leaders who have recently divorced. Pastor Jack Hayford, Suzanne’s father Roy Harthern and evangelist Reinhard Bonnke repeatedly referred to the significance of the Hinns’ remarriage, calling it miraculous.

“This is too wonderful,” Bonnke told the crowd, noting that this miracle of remarriage was even greater than the miracle of any marriage. “I see a river of the balm of Gilead flowing to millions of broken marriages.” He said he believes those marriages will be restored as a result.

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OPEN LETTER TO PASTORS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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Challenge the NAACP and other leaders who are betraying the Black Community

CALL FOR A NATIONAL YEAR OF REPENTANCE, REMEMBERING, RECALLING, RETURNING, REVIVAL, RESTORING AND REFORMING!

“IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME (GOD) WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS AND SEEK MY FACE, THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND FORGIVE THEIR SINS AND HEAL THEIR LAND.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Calling all churches and community activists to protest the leadership of the National NAACP and other community leaders including the CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS, THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, and THE ADMINISTRATION for failure to represent the health and wellbeing of the Black community.

This year people of God in churches and community groups will be praying and fasting regarding sin based issues ranging from abortion, traditional marriage, destruction of the black family and the extraordinarily high incarceration rate of black men.

Too many are silent in the face of betrayal and loss. Some are IN BED WITH big money organizations and corporations whose aim is to NEGATIVELY impact the physical and spiritual health of Black America, including the PUSHING of alcohol, cigarettes, dangerous pharmaceuticals, abortion, etc. They have FAILED to address high unemployment in Black America, the high rate of incarceration of Black males, the high school dropouts, the extraordinarily high number and rate of abortions in the Black community, and the lack of marriage among mothers and fathers.

People in high seats of authority know the truth and are refusing to act on it.  They are supporting:

 

  • The racist agenda of Planned Parenthood
  • The reproductive genocide of over 20 million Black children
  • The violation of the civil rights of children in the womb
  • The dismantling of Holy Matrimony
  • The promotion of homosexual  marriage
  • They know that Black Women are dying from abortions and

Harmful DEPO (Depo- Provera) shots and are doing NOTHING ABOUT IT.

THEY ARE PROMOTING A FALSE GOSPEL WHICH IS DEADLY TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND TO OUR NATION AS A WHOLE. LET US RETURN TO BEING “ONE NATION UNDER GOD, BROTHERS AND SISTERS UNITED IN THE HUMAN RACE, TO ADVANCE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, AND TO EMBARCE HUMANITY IN AGAPE LOVE, REPENTANCE, FORGIVENESS AND HUMILITY.

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Looking Ahead to Next Year

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The year 2013 will mark the 40th commemoration of Roe V. Wade and the 50th Anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech.

Interestingly enough we’re just now celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie series as well. Yours truly happened to have gone to see the latest Bond movie, Skyfall, and I found it poignant and current.

I also note that in many of the television programs now and things like that, we had a brief cycle where you had the question of abortion and a woman’s right to choose come up in the music, movies and television programming,

And now the homosexual agenda is kind of prevalent with men saying that they’re married to men and women saying they’re married to women.

So, my question now becomes, “Where do we go from here in 2013?

Certainly we have an actual obligation and we should take it up joyfully and energetically to continue to advance the message of life and the message of natural family values which includes marriage between one man and one woman, good education for our children, and lifestyles for those that we love being chaste and living lives that express agape love.

If you look at the book of Revelations in the Bible, we are living in the end times and we should be preparing ourselves. But our message of eternity, salvation, and love of Jesus Christ should continue to be front and center in our messaging. And so our end goal should be, not only to be convincing people to appreciate the sanctity of life and not abort babies and to support natural family planning and marriage, but to accept Jesus Christ as the loving Lord who desires to bless us all.

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Ignoring African Americans’ and women‘s voices will not win elections.

Friday, November 9th, 2012

The Republican Party did not do justice to the appeals from African Americans and women who said, “Let our voices be heard during this election.” It seems that there was very little understanding that not knowing how to talk about rape and incest in cases of abortions and not looking at the women’s viewpoints did not help and then not including the African American’s voices in the election efforts did not help win the election.

The African American community reached out continually but there were no significant meetings between the national black pro-life community and the Party.

Also, there were many in the African American community who were concerned with the issue of natural marriage and our voices were not able to resonate with the Party.

And then you had the Senatorial or the Congressional candidates who were running for office and they were not able to articulate the woman’s viewpoint regarding rape and incest and the abortion issue and how abortion harms women.

Then too, the deaths of women including black women by abortion that should have been a factor or feature that should have caused women to take another look during this election cycle were overlooked.

So African Americans who were primed to not vote God’s way because if natural marriage were ignored. Many Christians regardless of ethnicity ended up in the same boat.

Obviously there is a serious disconnect or misconnect. Now what?

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Don’t Stay Home. Get Out and Vote!

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Clarence McKee is right and women need to vote. Much is at stake this election, not just for babies but for women.

Pray, go the polls, and pray again before you cast your vote. Vote God’s values.

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Mrs. Obama Almost Makes You Forget That Her Husband Supports Killing Babies and Killing Natural Marriage. Almost…

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The First Lady of America took the grandstand last night in a rousing speech. As the emails flooded into my cache, with the pros and cons, I wrote back to one sincere young lady: “She looked beautiful and proves that she’s nearly as much a consummate skilled politician as her husband. She almost makes you forget that her husband supports killing babies and destroying natural marriage. Almost…”

In comparison to Mrs. Romney’s sincere and impassioned speech in support of her husband last week, Mrs. Obama’s speech was more glittering and glamorous. She skillfully moved through the controversial issues of abortion and homosexual marriage by drawing comparisons between the two leading candidates without ever mentioning her husband’s opponent’s name during the subtle attack on his candidacy.

Mrs. Obama’s efforts to pit the rich against the poor also fall short of the mark, when we consider that both candidates and their families are not poor people. The President and First Lady are not poor by a long shot. Both candidates also have humble beginnings in their ancestries. Neither the President nor the Governor have ancestors who have been slaves in America by the way.

What the First Lady didn’t mention is the high number of jobless families, and the astronomical debt her husband has run up in the name of entitlement during his tenure. This debt will fall on the backs of our children, at least those who don’t end up contracepted or aborted or not conceived in the first place.

However, after saying all of this, we can admit that both Mrs. Romney and Mrs. Obama have delivered stunning and memorable speeches in support and defense of their husbands. Women can be proud that two intelligent women are at the forefront of this year’s elections.

Women should also be very wary of an agenda that is very harmful to the female and family populations of America, which is the agenda that Mrs. Michelle Obama, the First Lady of America is promoting. The current administration supports programs and initiatives such as homosexual marriage and the HHS Mandate which delivers harmful chemical and medical procedures that are linked to strokes, heart attacks, breast cancer and a host of other ills that are harmful to the lives of babies and women.

The question that is continually being asked is: “What diseases do abortion and unnatural contraceptives cure?” Pregnancy and childbirth are not diseases, so how can abortion and harmful contraceptives help women? Who is on guard for the civil rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for women and babies who are being hurt, maimed and slaughtered in the name of birth control and abortion?

Of course, Mrs. Obama stayed away from these issues as much as she possibly could during her speech. It would be amazing if the women of America, if the voters of America could step away from the glory and the hype for a moment and put some of these questions before the First Lady and the President of the United States.

I’ll end with this one… All that glitters ain’t gold.

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“Dear Mama King …”

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Friends, I hope you will write to “Mama King” and share your views about this blog.

Dear Readers, last Mother’s Day I blogged about how we feel about our mothers’ advice over the seasons of our lives:

How We Relate to “Mama” over the Years:

Age 6 – “Mommy, I love you.”
Age 10 – “Mom, whatever.”
Age 18 – “I can’t wait to leave this house.”
Age 25 – “Mom, you were right!”
Age 30 – “I wanna go to Mama’s house.”
Age 50 – “I don’t ever want to lose my Mom.”
Age 70 – “I would give up everything for my Mom to be here with me.”

I am no exception to the legend. I can remember feeling the same way about my mother over the years. Mother is still here on earth with us, and she is our treasure and our joy!

Having passed the golden silver age of 61, I have a badge of honor that is a blessing and treasure to bear. The title “Mama King” is no longer reserved solely for my womb fruit and their children. Now, as a post-abortive mother, a grandmother and a mentor to many young people, male and female; I am known all over the world as Mama King. So, today please allow me to share a message from the “Heart of Mama King.”

During the last few days, humanity has been overwhelmed by so many incidents that I shudder to remind us of even just a few. However, I’m going to ask you to bear with me as we look at just two tragedies that are a blight on the sanctity of human life.

First, the tragic slaughter of a young woman, Tonya Reaves in Chicago. She was butchered at a Planned Parenthood Clinic. Warning, the details are very graphic.

Then, there is the expose of the North Carolina abortionist who attempted to justify his profession of killing black babies by challenging the pro-life delegation at his door to “adopt the ugly black babies.”

Just what do these two stories have in common? What does either story have to do with the heart of a mother? Well, just consider this. Tonya was an African American mother of a young son, and pregnant with a new baby. She was also engaged to be married. Was her decision to abort a good “choice?” Let her killers tell you that they think so. Planned Parenthood promised Tonya a solution to her problems, and they killed her. Now, she is dead; a beautiful dead victim of the nefarious liars Planned Parenthood. Yes friends, Tonya and her dead baby are victims. For those who want to point the finger at Tonya and say that nobody made her go to Planned Parenthood, think again. Planned Parenthood is a master of false advertising, and Tonya fell into their trap.

I was once a victim of the lies of Planned Parenthood. They disperse death, sterility and infertility. Then they justify their poison pills, shots and blades by saying that they are providing “women’s rights.” What a travesty.

Then, as if Tonya’s tragedy were not enough, an abortionist in North Carolina told a pro-life prayer group that he was aborting babies to help give people tax breaks, and that if the pro-life community is so concerned about the ugly Black babies, they should adopt them.

People, talk about being angry and sin not! It took me a minute to remember that I am a Christian. I mean, I almost wanted to go after the man! He really needs help.

I would miss a perfect opportunity here if I didn’t point out that the way to help tax payers is to adopt a tax plan like the brilliant 9-9-9, which doesn’t have to abort babies to equalize the tax burdens of Americans.

Can you imagine how I as an African America mother feel when I hear someone call Black babies ugly. We are the human race, and all babies are beautiful, not matter what their ethnicity, social and economic standing, or state of physical well being happens to be.

Can you imagine how much it hurts to see a beautiful woman like Tonya Reaves cut down in the prime of her life? Remember how hurt I was about the murder of Trayvon Martin? I called him a late-late term abortion. And now we lose a young woman trying to get a late term abortion.

Finally, I want to mention how glad I am that Chick-fil-A and Rev. Bill Owens, Sr. are standing up for procreative marriage. We are dealing with a three headed monster in America; racism, abortion and anti-procreative marriage. All three fly in the face of God, denying that His precious One Human Race is designed to live together, love together and procreate together.

This is a rant, so it admittedly isn’t scholarly and highly intellectual. I hope and pray though that somewhere in all of this we can understand that we all need to be praying and repenting right now.

“If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

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Teaching Children Propaganda?

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Chuck Norris is in the news along with Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A; both charged with promoting propaganda against the homosexual lobby. Both Chuck and Chick-fil-A have been broadly admired over the years; Chuck for his popular Walker, Texas Ranger series and karate and exercise regimen; and Chick-fil-A for family values backed up by sensational chicken menus sold only Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday so employees can spend time with their families and worship God if they so choose.

Chuck is concerned that President Obama’s homosexual agenda will impact Boy Scouts of America. In a recent article Chuck said of Boy Scouts of America national board member and Ernst & Young CEO James Turley.

“But is Turley working on his own initiative, or has the White House prodded him with perks and favors?” Norris speculates. “Is it a coincidence that Turley came out swinging against the BSA’s century-old policy to ban gays from leadership and that he has such close affiliations with the pro-gay Obama Administration?”

The Girl Scouts of America has already been affected by the culture of death with the influences of the pro-abortion agenda and let’s not forget that the Girl Scouts of America recently ruled that a boy could be a Girl Scout.

As reported in a Baptist Press interview with Dan Cathy, “Some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family. ”Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about the company’s position.

“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.

“We operate as a family business … our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that,” Cathy emphasized.

“We intend to stay the course,” he said. “We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”

Why is it that when family values are brought to the table, the outcry against truth is so loud? Propaganda is defined as the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person.

The propaganda debate is not limited to the United States as reported by The Journal in Great Britain, “The “shadow” health minister of Great Britain’s Labour Party said of a Christian group that has made over 50 presentations to school children on abortion, “I think it is very wrong and the Government needs to step in because we can’t teach children at an impressionable age this sort of propaganda.” Diane Abbott criticized the organization Lovewise for telling children at mostly faith-based schools about the abortion/breast cancer link, the abortion/depression link, and other abortion consequences, “Sexual health education is supposed to be based on facts. These people are just pedaling bigotry.”

The prophet Isaiah said it best when he said, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20

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