South Africa – Lesson on Community Defense – Household Defense

In recent days parts of South Africa have devolved into civil unrest. AlertsUSA sent the following alert, “US Embassy S. Africa issues security alert warning of unrest and violence in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Johannesburg & Pretoria. Urges low profile.”

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.”  

Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬

“… when chaos strikes, you’re on your own.”

This is an opportunity to pray for the people of South Africa. It is also time to use what is happening to inform our own defensive strategies.

Matthew Bracken shared a short (6 minute) tribute video. How would we respond to defend our communities? A tribute to those that heeded the call “to protect their communities when the government could not.” Sadly, in the U.S. last year, we would have to say, “when the government would not!”

“South African Heroes. A tribute to the [ARMED] people who defended their communities when no-one else could.” https://youtu.be/ZcBan4u28ZI

“Chaos in South Africa ‘intensifies’ serving as a bold warning for US
https://youtu.be/iSseQ-A6HvA

Armed South African citizens fire on citizens during chaotic unrest
https://youtu.be/oWbExjZo_eg

Getting the Family on Board with Home Defense

Excellent article here: https://warriorpoetsociety.us/getting-the-family-on-board-with-home-defense/
video here: https://youtu.be/LQdWl8qt8qs
July 16, 2021 by Warrior Poet Society

T.REX Arms Intro Rifle Class

https://www.trex-arms.com/training-rifle-class/

The purpose of this class is to take newer shooters through the majority of tasks with a carbine to create confidence and establish perspective. Marksmanship, recoil-management, reloads, malfunction-clearing, basic shooting positions, and getting started moving with a carbine. The targetry selected provides a baseline of speed and marksmanship on a human-sized silhouette out to 50m.

The Gray Zone Activity Blog: beyond Shoot, Move, and Communicate

This timely blog post discusses the six capabilities the Army began using as a baseline for skills and readiness:

The traditional:
– Shoot: Proficiency in self-defense tactics and tools.
– Move: Physical fitness and mobility will be key to your survival.
– Communicate: Transmitting information
— everything from hand signals to High Frequency — is vital.

The non-traditional:
– Medicate: “Fairly obvious, but one challenge has been figuring out how to Medicate during sustained emergencies without access or availability to hospitals.”
– Sustain: “This is more than beans, bullets, and band-aids. This includes provisions for shelter, fuel, parts, gear, and just about anything else required for ongoing survival.”
– Decontaminate: “As I mentioned above, infectious diseases were responsible for two-thirds of Civil War deaths. Do we have a quarantine plan? Do we have the ability to sustain that quarantine?”
Read here: https://www.grayzoneactivity.com/blog/beyond-shoot-move-and-communicate

Community will be key. Do we have a family, church and community that will be ready to pull together in the event of sustained civil unrest? How can we start getting ready?

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.”

Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ 

AMENDMENT II 

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Household Prayer – 3/30/2021

“For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.””

‭Genesis‬ ‭18:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/gen.18.19.esv

Brothers, today I’m praying for our households. Praying that we would be set apart and dependent on the Lord in community with our church, including our CC community.

The link below is a video reviewing the diary of a young man and his household from the 1800s with a lesson for us as men today. I find it fascinating and inspiring. My personal family vision is to leave a Godly legacy. Working that out over the last 16 years has evolved into the practical theology of building a Godly household. I’ve spent the last 2-3 years considering what a Godly household is from Scripture. Some thoughts on it are to be “set apart” (holy, set apart for God) and “dependent on no one” (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12). To be builders and producers. To be fruitful, fill the earth, and take dominion (Gen. 1:28; Gen. 2:15; Gen. 14:4; Gen. 18:19; Jeremiah 29:4-7; Matt. 28:18-20). I have a long way to go. I hope the video is encouraging to you as well.

Household: (Hebrew: bayit) family, estate, dynasty, armory, clan, strong fortress.

Economy: Latin from the Greek oikonomia, oikos: household, nemein: manage, or household management.

youtu.be/AeJYrkxY74s

Reform the Church and ReEnchant the World with God’s Truth and Grace!

Enchant (latin: encantio): to speak meaning into.

If the church is not reenchanting this fallen world with God’s truth and grace, then it is being disenchanted with the lies of Satan!

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Romans 10:14-15

Prayer, public witness of the church, and proclaiming God’s truth and grace.

Why are we here (in this sin fallen world)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To make disciples of all nations.
Matthew 28:18-20

Why are we here (on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic)? 
To bear witness to God and His truth and grace. 
To love the captive soul and to preach the good news!
Romans 10:14-15

What message are we sharing and bearing witness to? 
There is a God that created the heavens and the earth.
We humans are created in His image.
We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, and justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation.
But God is merciful and loving. 
Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place.
Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation.
We need only confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and repent and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after!
Romans 3:10-18, 23
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
John 3:16-21
Ephesians 2:1-10

Leviticus 18:21; Matt. 5:17-19; Acts 2:37-41

Crypto currency and the Church – super noob getting started notes

“Bitcoin is free speech money.”

-Andrew Torba, CEO Gab.com

Why a blog post on crypto currency? 

Crypto Currency and Cancel Culture: Because cancel culture includes being able to bank, i.e. being allowed to or able to buy and sell. The Church could learn something here. Revelation 13:17

Consider, the “Biden Administration Prepares Way For Banks To Refuse Service To Democrats’ Enemies.” (https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/19/biden-administration-prepares-way-for-banks-to-refuse-service-to-democrats-enemies/)

The Biden Administration, like Obama before him, are weaponizing the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to be used against anyone that opposes them or holds different political, economic, social, or religious views. 

In response, Gab CEO Andrew Torba posted “Gab is already dealing with this happening right now. We have been banned by two banks this month alone.” (https://gab.com/a/posts/105759490802221636)

The Gab and BitCoin Story

And Big Tech is doing the same, the only question is, does big tech work for big liberal government, or does the government work for Big Tech? 

“Gab has been blacklisted by Visa for standing up to defend free speech so we cannot accept debit/credit cards like most online businesses… [But we can] accept … Bitcoin” https://news.gab.com/what-is-bitcoin/

https://gab.com My profile https://gab.com/mickdobra

Gab CEO interview on CrossPolitic:
“Building anti-fragile Christian Businesses” !! Must Watch !!  
On YouTube https://youtu.be/tibZCyLPHO8
On Gab https://tv.gab.com/channel/crosspolitic/view/building-antifragile-christian-businesses-w-gab-6029ec325e6306a1d6cce918

Bill of Rights and Crypto

Considering Biden’s extreme promises to eliminate the rights protected by the 2nd Amendment, “Cryptocurrency Seeks to Lure Firearms Companies Amid Threat Banks Will Cut Off Gun Industry” https://freebeacon.com/guns/cryptocurrency-seeks-to-lure-firearms-companies-amid-threat-banks-will-cut-off-gun-industry/ (https://youtu.be/oQzV7D_XE5g)

The War Poet explains the cancel culture here:

We WILL get Canceled… Here is our plan. John discusses the inevitability of getting canceled by Big Tech and having to choose between our entertainment and our cultural values. Cancel Culture is destroying lives. This modern form of banishment attacks a person’s digital identity by humiliating and twisting the meaning of someone’s words to portray an image of what culture hates the most at the moment. Gina Carano has been thrust out of social and professional circles because of this very phenomenon. Meanwhile, the Left continues to degrade traditional values, champion fringe agendas, and label people as “fascists” while enacting fascist policies.” Video – youtu.be/v18sMcmJ-NQ

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Hyper-Inflation, when the loan is due!

Lastly, stepping out of my comfort zone here, but the Federal Government can’t keep borrowing/printing money without consequence. The Bill will come due!

This was one of my big griefs with churches that took the “covid” money, the money used to back that program was stolen from future generations of Americans.

Enough though. Go look at https://usdebtclock.org It is horrifying!

Hopefully those examples give you reason to learn more about Crypto Currencies. So lets get to it.

Note: this is not financial or investment advice. These are my notes from researching and getting started in the crypto coin market. This is super noob getting started notes!

Some terms 

Exchange
Service to buy, sell, trade crypto. There are transaction fees for exchanging fiat currency to/from crypto, just like exchanging the dollar to/from the euro.
Examples: coinbase.com, binance, kraken
[Gab] Exchange recommendation gemini.com

I actually use multiple exchanges. Some exchanges will exchange certain cryptos that others won’t.

Make $10 of bitcoin!
If you choose to use Coinbase, use this link when you register [https://www.coinbase.com/join/dobra_ku] If you exchange more than $100 fiat dollars we both get $10 worth of bitcoin. This is a Coinbase promo.

Wallet
Used to store crypto

Web wallet
Wallet hosted on/at a website. exchanges by default are also a web wallet. In general, though, funds should NEVER be stored at/on an  exchange. Exchanges should be utilized only for transferring or trading funds; when at rest, all funds should be stored in a local wallet.

App wallet
Wallet based on a phone app. Practical application for storing what “spending” crypto you want to have on hand. Just like a physical wallet in your pocket while walking around, how much you keep in your app wallet is based on what you might need to spend, and what an acceptable loss would be if it were stolen.
Examples: Atomic or Exodus multi-exchange wallets

Note: web and app wallets are under control of outside forces. The exchange or app owner or service providers could block or restrict access. Service outages could prevent access, etc…

Software wallet
Software application on your desktop/laptop. Like your checking account. Safer medium term storage of crypto likely to be moved around for buying, selling, trading, etc…

Hardware wallet
A device for high security long term storage. Like a savings account, or better yet, a safe deposit box.
Examples: Ledger nano x, trezor, coldcardwallet 
[Gab] Wallet recommendation coldcardwallet.com, ledger.com

Note: search for the exchange and wallets that hold the coins you want to hold.

News: https://www.coindesk.com 

Paying/Buying/Selling Transactions

Your wallet will have receive/send or deposit/withdrawal functions.

If you are paying (sending/withdrawing) with crypto, it will ask what address to send to, you just get that from the recipient. The address is a long string of numbers and letters or a QR code.

Same thing to receive a payment (receive/deposit). Your wallet will give you a list of addresses, choose one and send it (chat, text, email, etc…) to the payer, and they just paste it into their paying function in their wallet. 

Thats it!

Note: There are many, many cautions to double verify the address you are sending crypto too! Once you send it you can’t get it back! Don’t fall for phishing/spam messages.

Staking and rewards

Some block chains have utility beyond crypto currency, like Cardano (ADA), and you can “stake” your wallet to earn rewards.

https://www.cardano.org
https://bluecheesestakehouse.com

“Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform: the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. It combines pioneering technologies to provide unparalleled security and sustainability to decentralized applications, systems, and societies.

With a leading team of engineers, Cardano exists to redistribute power from unaccountable structures to the margins – to individuals – and be an enabling force for positive change and progress.” 

Some potential Cardano blockchain applications: Anti-counterfeiting, ID & credentials solutions, agriculture, and other, supply chain product certification and traceability, and more.

Tax ** I haven’t looked into this at all yet 😦 

I hear “in the UK and US staking returns are taxed as income. When turned into fiat, you then have capital gains tax.” (??)

“When Should Staking Be Taxed? A recent letter sent to the IRS by four US congressmen wants the IRS to tax staking rewards at the time you sell the rewards of staking, not at the time you receive them.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/shehanchandrasekera/2020/08/07/when-should-staking-be-taxed

Any way… to conclude, someone smarter than me please go learn more and come back and teach us!!

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To educate, inspire, and enable competent household protectors.

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.” Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ 

If you would like more information or introductory firearms training or household defense training then contact me here: https://ministry.family.blog/contact/

“The right to life is a good example of what legal historians refer to as an objective right: it is objective in the sense that it exists outside ourselves and is unalienable… The right to life imposes obligations: you must do everything in your power to preserve it.”
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AMENDMENT II 

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


Wolve’s, predators: A person or group that ruthlessly exploits others.
Sheep, prey: A person(s) that is hunted by another.
Sheep Dog, protector: Protect the prey from the predators. John 10:1-18

Family Protectors: Threat Assessment and more Gun Control 2/17/2021

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Abram “assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household” Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ 
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Interesting Forward Observer threat intelligence Dispatch today, “We’re in the early stage of a Low Intensity Conflict and, regardless of the final form it takes, it’s likely to be waged well into this decade.

Good time to evaluate your home security and defense plans. Conduct a threat assessment target package. Make sure safety and security plans are in place and practice with your family. Be prepared to protect and care for your family, church, and community. Contact me if you need help getting started.

It is well below freezing here locally but, as soon as spring starts warming up, crime will increase. I’m hoping and praying we won’t have any of last years riots locally again. But, better to pray and be prepared than wish you were when it’s too late.

And of course, “President Biden used the three-year anniversary of the criminal attack in Parkland, Florida to call ‘on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.'”

We should always be prepared to care for those in need and we should always be prepared to share our eternal hope with any one, but especially with those in great need and distress. “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16

Do Not Fear! “So do not fear, for I am with you;  do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you;  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

News items to add to the threat model:

AShooting02/12/21 11:14 PM2100 BLOCK OF N KNOXVILLE AVENUEDetails
BShooting02/11/21 12:28 AM300 BLOCK OF E THRUSH AVENUEDetails
CShooting02/11/21 03:42 AM700 BLOCK OF E THRUSH AVENUEDetails
DShooting02/12/21 04:34 AM1000 BLOCK OF E REPUBLIC STREETDetails
EShooting02/13/21 02:25 AM700 BLOCK OF NE PERRY AVENUEDetails
FShooting02/12/21 05:30 AM800 BLOCK OF S BLAINE STREETDetails
GShooting02/12/21 05:30 AM800 BLOCK OF S GREENLAWN AVENUEDetails
HShooting02/13/21 03:50 PM2100 BLOCK OF W LINCOLN AVENUEDetails
IAssault02/08/21 03:00 PM3000 BLOCK OF W SEIBOLD STREETDetails
Above details from 02/16/2021 Local Crime Map and Crime Report powered by SpotCrime

Antifa March in Seattle, Assaulting People and Damaging Businesses Feb. 18, 2021 https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/antifa-march-in-seattle-assaulting-people-and-damaging-businesses_3701696.html

China Targets America’s Rare Earth Vulnerability Feb. 17, 2021 https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/china-targets-americas-rare-earth-vulnerability_3700741.html

Arizona Sheriff Sees Fivefold Increase in Illegal Border Crossings https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/arizona-sheriff-sees-fivefold-increase-in-illegal-border-crossings_3699295.html

Vandals Attack Home of Trump Defense Attorney – His Family and Business ‘Under Siege’  http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/february/vandals-attack-home-of-trump-defense-attorney-says-his-family-and-business-under-siege-right-now

Gunmen Kill Student, Abduct More Than 40 People in Nigeria  http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2021/february/gunmen-kill-student-abduct-more-than-40-people-in-nigeria

The United States today is, virtually by definition, a Gray Zone of subversive ideas and armed belligerent groups. It’s a virtual certainty that foreign governments are involved.

Political pundits and casual observers have warned that another American Civil War is coming. They’re wrong. As I’ve been writing since 2016, it’s already started. We’re in the early stage of a Low Intensity Conflict and, regardless of the final form it takes, it’s likely to be waged well into this decade.

Given that Gray Zone warfare exists below conventional war — and it’s being waged by domestic groups if not foreign ones — it would behoove Americans to study gray skills, like intelligence and security.

Forward Observer threat intelligence Dispatch

Family Protectors Ministry
To educate, inspire, and enable competent household protectors.

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.” Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ 

If you would like more information or introductory firearms training or household defense training then contact me here: https://ministry.family.blog/contact/

“The right to life is a good example of what legal historians refer to as an objective right: it is objective in the sense that it exists outside ourselves and is unalienable… The right to life imposes obligations: you must do everything in your power to preserve it.”
#SlayingLeviathan https://canonpress.com/products/slaying-leviathan/



AMENDMENT II 

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


Wolve’s, predators: A person or group that ruthlessly exploits others.
Sheep, prey: A person(s) that is hunted by another.
Sheep Dog, protector: Protect the prey from the predators. John 10:1-18

Family Protectors: 2nd Amendment Threats 2/13/21

Family Protectors Ministry
To educate, inspire, and enable competent household protectors.

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.”
Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ https://www.bible.com/59/gen.14.14.csb

Gun Control plans to be aware of!

2nd Amendment Threats… and what we do about them. Links to sample letters below…

Illinois: HB 438, HB 238, HB 316

Tell your state legislators to OPPOSE HB 438, HB 238, HB 316 if they come to a vote!

House Bill 438 imposes a 1% surcharge on the sale price of ammunition, in addition to the sales tax already collected, for a “Mental Health Services Fund.” 
House Bill 238 also imposes a 1% surcharge on the sale price of ammunition, in addition to the sales tax already collected, for a “Trauma Response Fund.”
House Bill 316 imposes a 1% sales tax on safes and locks designed to secure firearms. The funds raised do not go towards any special purpose, but go straight to the state treasury. Promoting the safe storage of firearms is an issue that everyone should support. This tax runs counter to it.

National: HR 127, Biden Gun Control Plan, and Omnibus bills!

“With the looming threat of HR 127, the Biden Gun Control Plan, and huge omnibus bills passing unchecked, the 2nd Amendment is under fire. 🔥 2A SHIRT: https://bit.ly/3rLCOGW

H.R. 127 It bans common types of ammunition and original equipment magazines for most self-defense firearms. And, it makes all firearms more difficult to obtain and possess through a punitive licensing and registration scheme. In its details, however, H.R. 127 is so outrageous, persecutory, and unworkable that its main function is simply to display the hostility of its author and supporters toward firearms, those who own them, and those who want to own them.

There is so much in H.R. 127 that it takes pages to cover, please read highlights at the NRA-ILA page “H.R. 127 – A Bill Designed to Express Hostility Toward Law-Abiding Gun Owners”

“In this video, lawyer Adam Kraut with the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) discusses the biggest threats to the natural right to keep and bear arms. We also cover some very practical ways that WE can get involved to help safeguard these essential rights and freedoms. 2A Fundraiser SHIRT (preorder) 👉 https://bit.ly/3rLCOGW

youtu.be/9035xl529Gs

Gun Control Letter Template 2021.docx

Monitor Gun Owners of America Action Center https://gunownersaction.org and NRA Institute for Legislative Actions https://www.nraila.org for future alerts.

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Family Protectors Ministry
To educate, inspire, and enable competent household protectors.

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.” Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ 

If you would like more information or introductory firearms training or household defense training then contact me here: https://ministry.family.blog/contact/

“The right to life is a good example of what legal historians refer to as an objective right: it is objective in the sense that it exists outside ourselves and is unalienable… The right to life imposes obligations: you must do everything in your power to preserve it.”
#SlayingLeviathan https://canonpress.com/products/slaying-leviathan/



AMENDMENT II 

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


Wolve’s, predators: A person or group that ruthlessly exploits others.
Sheep, prey: A person(s) that is hunted by another.
Sheep Dog, protector: Protect the prey from the predators. John 10:1-18

Emergency Communications – AmRRON

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Peoria IL Practice net on 146.420 every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 18:45

Peoria IL Practice net on 146.420 every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 18:45

The American Redoubt Radio Operators Network, AmRRON, “is a network of Preppers, Patriots and Redoubters who have volunteered to keep each other connected when other means of communications are unavailable or unreliable. AmRRON operators participate in >>scheduled nets<< to practice using non-conventional communications.” https://amrron.com/

Family Protectors Ministry
To educate, inspire, and enable competent household protectors.

“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he assembled his 318 trained men, born in his household, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.” Genesis‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭CSB‬‬ 

If you would like more information or introductory firearms training or household defense training then contact me here: https://ministry.family.blog/contact/

“The right to life is a good example of what legal historians refer to as an objective right: it is objective in the sense that it exists outside ourselves and is unalienable… The right to life imposes obligations: you must do everything in your power to preserve it.”
#SlayingLeviathan https://canonpress.com/products/slaying-leviathan/



AMENDMENT II 

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


Wolve’s, predators: A person or group that ruthlessly exploits others.
Sheep, prey: A person(s) that is hunted by another.
Sheep Dog, protector: Protect the prey from the predators. John 10:1-18

Knighthood Lesson: 3 types of dangerous men

Knighthood Lesson

Warrior Poet: 3 types of dangerous men

“In John’s line of work (and especially in his past) he encounters the most dangerous men you’ll ever meet. But there are different types of “dangerous”. In this video, John address three types he has seen most consistently. There are those who have malicious intent, and their counterparts who have an ingrained sense of duty to protect and defend others. But there are also several dangerous people who don’t often get recognized by society as such. John outlines four traits of the second type of dangerous man (or woman) which seem to encompass many underlying features of the Good and Dangerous.”

Dobra Family Code of Conduct

Honor, Modesty, Virtue, and Wisdom!

Honor High Moral Conduct. A sense of respect and what is right, just, and true.

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

Romans 12:10 

Modesty Decent behavior. Having self control and not boastful. 

“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.”

Romans 12:3

Virtue Moral Goodness. Moral excellence; righteousness.

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”

Romans 12:9

Wisdom Good Judgment. Power of judging rightly by experience and knowledge.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. . . Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares. . . whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm. . . 

For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 

 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. 

 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. 

 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. 

Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. 

Proverbs 1:7, 20, 33; 2:6-11

MANHOOD

Reject Passivity

Real men, Knights of King Jesus, reject passivity. 

Adam was passive when Eve was being tempted by Satan in the garden (Genesis 3:5), and we are all living under the curse of sin.

Passivity is not taking action, not speaking out, not standing up for what is right when you should, and real men are not passive.

Accept Responsibility

Real men accept responsibility.

Unlike Adam, Jesus rejected passivity and accepted responsibility.

Responsibility is being accountable, trustworthy, and dependable to take the appropriate action. Men have a responsibility to be Protectors, Providers, Pastors, and Prophets.

Lead Courageously

Real men were designed by God to lead.

Adam did not lead his wife well in the garden.

Leadership requires the courage to set aside feelings, emotions, and personal desires and walk in God’s truth. Jesus did this after 40 days of fasting when tempted by Satan, “Then Jesus said to him, ‘Be gone, Satan! For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’ Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.” (Matthew 4:10-11) Adam should have said the same thing to Satan.

The courage to lead with truth instead of surrendering to feelings or taking the easy way, always separates the boys from the men. 

As Kris “Tanto” Paronto says in his book The Ranger Way, “Leaders take the hard right, never the easy wrong.

Leadership comes from being responsible for other people, setting an example, and making tough calls under stressful circumstances… setting aside your own pride… [and staying] positive…

Take your responsibility seriously and act with integrity…

Good leaders do the right thing when no one else is looking, even if it may cost them something personally. That is integrity…

Leaders do what they need to do without looking for recognition or being asked to do it.

Follow Jesus, serve those you lead. Out of love, put others needs before your own. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

Expect the Greater Reward

Pursue eternal things! 

Jesus overcame death! He is the resurrected Lord! Our time on this earth is short, but it is not the end.

Live for the eternal glory gifted to us by the finished work of Jesus Christ, who is the joy set before us!

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2

BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!

Good vs. Evil, Jedi vs. Darkside, Spirit vs Flesh… there is a battle of good and evil.

Evil, the darkside

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.  Galatians 5:19-21

Good, the Jedi

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  Galatians 5:22-24

The Battle

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,  Ephesians 6:10-18


Disciple to apply the Christian Faith and Ethic through a Biblical Worldview to current issues!

Patriot’s Day – April 19, 1775

“Stand your ground; don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

Militia Captain John Parker, April 19th, 1775, the battle of Lexington, “the Shot Heard Round the World”

“The Lord is a God that loveth righteousness and hateth inequity, in whatever shape or character it appears. Injustice, oppression and violence (much less the shedding of innocent blood) shall not pass unnoticed by the just Governor of the world…

The truth of these sentiments hath often been verified in providence, and the proudest princes and the most powerful states have been taught by severe, by fatal experience, that desolation from the Lord awaits the impiety of those who do violence to His people and ‘shed innocent blood in their land.'”

(“The Fate of Blood-Thirsty Oppressors and God’s Tender Care of His Distressed People” by Rev. Jonas Clark, 1776. A sermon and eyewitness narrative of the “Shot heard round the world” at the Battle of Lexington, 1775)

“Today, April 19, is rightly identified as “Patriots’ Day.” In truth, April 19, 1775, should be regarded as important a date to Americans as July 4, 1776. It’s a shame that we don’t celebrate Patriots’ Day as enthusiastically as we do Independence Day. It’s even more shameful that many Americans don’t even remember what happened on this day back in 1775.

This was the day the “shot heard ’round the world” was fired. It was the day America’s War for Independence began.

Being warned of approaching British troops by Dr. Joseph Warren (who dispatched Paul Revere and William Dawes to Lexington and Concord with the news), Pastor Jonas Clark alerted his congregants at the Church of Lexington that the British army was on its way to seize the colonists’ weapons and to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock. Both of these men had taken refuge in Pastor Clark’s home with about a dozen of the pastor’s armed men guarding the house. Other men from the congregation (around 75-80 in number) stood with their muskets on Lexington Green when over 800 British troops appeared before them at barely the break of day. The militia commander, Jonas Parker, told his fellow colonists, “Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

According to eyewitnesses, British soldiers opened fire on the militiamen without warning (the British command to disperse and the British soldiers’ opening salvo of gunfire were simultaneous), immediately killing eight of the colonists (including Parker), of whom at least seven were Pastor Clark’s parishioners. In self-defense, the Minutemen took cover and returned fire. These were the first shots of the Revolutionary War.

Again, this took place on Lexington Green, which was located in the shadow of the church house where those men worshipped each Sunday. The men that were guarding Adams and Hancock escorted them out of harm’s way shortly before the troops arrived. Without a doubt, the heroic efforts of Pastor Clark and his brave Minutemen at the Church of Lexington saved the lives of Sam Adams and John Hancock. And eight of those brave men gave their lives protecting two men who became two of America’s greatest Founding Fathers. But, mind you, Jonas Clark and his men are as important to the story of America’s independence as any of our Founding Fathers.

According to Pastor Clark, these are the names of the eight men who died on Lexington Green on that fateful April morning: Robert Munroe, Jonas Parker, Samuel Hadley, Jonathan Harrington, Jr., Isaac Muzzy, Caleb Harrington, and John Brown, all of Lexington, and one Mr. Porter of Woburn.

By the time the British troops arrived at the Concord Bridge, hundreds of colonists had amassed a defense of the bridge. A horrific battle took place, and the British troops were routed and soon retreated back to Boston. America’s War for Independence had begun.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, these two elements of our history are lost to the vast majority of Americans today: 1) it was attempted gun confiscation by the British troops that ignited America’s War for Independence, and 2) it was a pastor and the men of his congregation that mostly comprised the “Minutemen” who fired the shots that started our great Revolution.”

Note by Pastor Baldwin, Liberty Fellowship church in Montana
  1. “The Fate of Blood-Thirsty Oppressors and God’s Tender Care of His Distressed People” by Rev. Jonas Clark, 1776. A sermon and eyewitness narrative of the “Shot heard round the world” at the Battle of Lexington, 1775


Never Again!

“Israel will mark Yom HaShoah, its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day to honor the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Most Israelis are aware that it is held on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of April 1943, which took place during the feast of unleavened bread, and marked yet another difficult Passover in Jewish history.”
https://us.icej.org/news/headlines/when-god-says-never-again


Safety and Security – Duty to Protect

Militia: an army composed of citizens… called up in time of emergency. (Webster’s 2010)

There are four places in the American Constitution that affirm the Militia’s prior existence, and no law can alter it. The militia is all able bodied members of a community.

Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 & 16:

[The Congress shall have Power To…]

Clause 15: [ ] “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;”

Clause 16: [ ] “To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;”

Article II, Section 2, Clause 1:

“The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States…”

AMENDMENT II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Safety and Security – Duty to Protect

Family Safety and Security

Our Family’s Safety and Security
excerpted from “The Dobra Family Mission” 2010 Revision

Our King, Jesus, warns us that until His return we live in a cursed world and that we will have to face disaster.

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
Matthew 24:6-7

Jesus tells us not to be alarmed, that wars and natural disasters will happen. We think our family needs to be prepared. For God’s glory, we need to be prepared to weather the storm, to rebuild, to care for others, and to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those in need.

Disasters in General: Natural and Man Made

Be Prepared for the Storm!

As Jesus warned, the world is wicked and cursed. We can learn from the story of Noah the great need for God’s families to be spiritually and physically prepared for disaster.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. . . Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood. . . I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark— you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. . . Noah did everything just as God commanded him.
From Genesis 6 (see also: Acts 11:27-30)

Be Prepared to Rebuild the Church!

We can learn from Ezra that God’s families need to be ready to rebuild God’s Church, to care for, build up, and encourage God’s people for God’s glory!

Then the family heads of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and Levites—everyone whose heart God had moved—prepared to go up and build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem. . . When they arrived at the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families gave freewill offerings toward the rebuilding of the house of God on its site.
Ezra 1:5, 2:68

Be Prepared to Rebuild the Community!

We can learn from Nehemiah that God’s families need to be ready to rebuild and defend their communities for God’s glory!

So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart. . . Also our enemies said, “Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work. . .” Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows. After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to his own work.
Nehemiah 4:6, 11, 13-15

If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed.
Exodus 22:2

Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked.
Proverbs 25:26

Be Prepared to Care for and Share with Others

We should always be prepared to care for those in need and we should always be prepared to share our eternal hope with any one, but especially with those in great need and distress.

“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”
From Matthew 25:34-40

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Hebrews 13:16

Do Not Fear!

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. . . The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
From Mark 4:35-41

Persecution

Jesus also warns His disciples that we will face persecution of one form or another because of His name. We should learn from our brothers and sisters in the underground church in restricted nations where they are violently persecuted today.

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.”
Matthew 24:9-11

“Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.”
Luke 6:22

Proclaim the Gospel

Even in the face of persecution, the Gospel must be proclaimed!

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end willcome.”
Matthew 24:14

Endure to the end

Stand firm in the faith!

“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
Matthew 24:12-13

“I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.”
Luke 12:4

We hope to live out our vision and mission to honor and glorify God and to leave a Godly legacy by being prepared, by rebuilding, by caring, and by sharing during good times and bad!

* See Safety topics in Appendix for more information.

** Read “Tortured for Christ” by Richard Wurmbrand for first hand account of persecution at the hands of the Nazis and Communists and the work of the underground church! www.torturedforchrist.com

Just War / Just Cause Theory

Just Cause Theory

“a three-step theology of resistance…

“The [1] first was prophetic denunciation of the civic evil. When the magistrate is defying God, then courageous men in the pulpit should be authoritatively naming what is happening, and denouncing it ( Matt. 14:4). The [2] second stage is for the believers to flee the persecution. Jesus said to do this — when you are persecuted in one city, flee to the next (Matt. 10:23). The [3] third and final stage is to take up arms defensively (1 Sam. 22:2). David’s men were armed, and were not cooperating with Saul’s tyranny at all, and would certainly have defended themselves if cornered, but David would still not lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed. So it is not permissible to undertake a revolution whereby the rebels seek to overthrow the existing authority. But taking up arms defensively is an option. And stating that you will refuse to comply if required by the tyrants to is also an option. This is why George Washington said that weapons were liberty’s teeth. This is why molon labe is an option. As the saying goes, when the government starts saying that you don’t need a gun, then you need a gun.

“In his magisterial Institutes, John Calvin gave us another layer of protection against lawless anarchy. He taught that when the supreme ruler is resisted, it should be undertaken by the lesser magistrate, and that the people should not try to resist tyranny at the top as an inchoate mob. They should resist tyranny from the central government by means of submission to local authorities who are fulfilling their oath of office. Every lesser magistrate has the obligation (not the right, the obligation) to disobey unlawful orders from above. And, when they do this, the people have an obligation to rally behind them.

https://dougwils.com/books-and-culture/s7-engaging-the-culture/assemblin-carryin-n-sayin-stuff.html

EDC (every day carry)

Just War Theory

“[W]e can evaluate whether… any decision leading to hostile action, is justified according to what is called “Just War Theory.” Over the centuries, Christian thinkers from Augustine to Aquinas to the Reformers—seeking to reconcile Christian teaching on the sanctity of human life with the Christian responsibility to love our neighbors by protecting them from evil—have proposed a set of conditions by which a violent act can be considered justified. These conditions deal with both whether war ought to be waged, as well as how war should be waged.

“[1] First, the cause for going to war and the intention behind it must be just. [2] Second, the war must be waged by a legitimate authority. [3] Third, force must be used as a last resort. [4] Fourth, force used in war must be proportionate to the threat. [5] Fifth, force must not target non-combatants, and finally, [6] there must be a reasonable chance of success.”

https://www.breakpoint.org/soleimani-the-u-s-and-just-war/