Saturday, December 27, 2008

It's An Obamanation

A Day of Celebration

The United States of America is about to inaugurate someone with African-American roots to the highest office in the land. It is at once remarkable and sad; remarkable because this is a first for the nation...and sad because this is a first for the nation.

Minorities watched this election with renewed interest and feelings of inclusion. For the first time, they could see a leader whose family resembled their own. Who can deny that African-Americans are continuing to break racial stereotypes and rebound from cultural genocides brought about by the inhumanity of slavery and the ideas of privilege which have had generational repercussions?

The Democrats have successfully ended years of Republican domination, not only in the presidency, but in Congress. Obama helped to invigorate the Democratic party...especially amongst young voters. The Democratic Party is being reborn under a leadership that will bring about social change and reform.

Many were inspired by Obama's oratory, intelligence, and charisma. The Obamas are a beautiful family confirming the realities of the American Dream for many: everyone has the opportunity to achieve if they work for it. Even Obama's Administration brings to life our melting pot as men, women, Democrats, Republicans, Blacks, Asians, etc. put differences aside for the betterment of the country.

Finally an international man with American, African, German, Indonesian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Christian roots, operating outside of the Caucasian, privileged, and paternalistic mindset of most American leadership. People around the world cheered and even enemies of this country are all stepping forward to proclaim how willing they are to work with Obama.

Is this a day of celebration for Christians? Given the change that this country needed and the fact that Obama will be our first Black president, why would any Christian NOT support Obama? And isn't Obama a Christian too?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I AM...Sasha Fierce

Who is Sasha Fierce?

Here is a riddle for you. How does a nice, Christian girl become a whore, a witch, and a manslayer? The answer is she doesn't; someone else does. Are you confused yet? Well, just keep reading.

Beyonce has recently announced that she wants to be called Sasha Fierce. Fittingly, the name of her new album is, "I Am...Sasha Fierce". "So what?", you may ask, "That is just her stage name, all the stars do that." IS it just a stage name? Let's see what Beyonce has to say about it. [emphasis added by me]

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Beyonce Possession Video Series

This is a follow-up to the I Am Sasha Fierce post. You should really read that post first in order to understand the Scriptural basis for the assertions made in these videos.

The purpose of these videos is not to personally hold Beyonce up to ridicule. The purpose is to help people open their eyes to the amount of witchcraft and occult underpinnings of what most people call "entertainment."

It is especially a call to the Church to "Come out of Babylon", "separate from every unclean thing", and re-dedicate themselves to Jesus Christ.

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Journey in Faith Against Cancer - Part 5

This article is part of a series which might be better understood by starting at the first post.

The Victory That Overcometh the World

"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?" (I John 5:3-5)

As I followed God's commands for treating my cancer with Protocel, the boundaries of my faith were tried. He showed me ways in which I was trusting the world and how this trust was limiting my faith in Him. Yet, as always, He proved Himself faithful.

Three months into my treatment with Protocel, I began my first round of follow-up monitoring. The cancer tumor marker tests for both types of cancer came back normal. There was no detectable evidence of any cancer in my blood! Even more surprising to my doctors, the secondary tumor they had found in my body was gone. A couple of months later, I had my first follow-up diagnostic mammogram. That also came back clean and the radiologist gave me a "clean bill of health".