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

Warrior Poet NETWORK – https://www.watchWPSN.com​ 
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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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“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 

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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: 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

Corporate Communist Purge

Documenting for history.

“We literally live in a reality right now where the leader of Iran has a Twitter account but the President of the United States doesn’t.” @Iraqveteran8888

Posted: 2020-01-08 Updated: 2021-02-10

This disheartening election process and outcome does not bode well for the security of the U.S. homeland, as well as for our citizens and interests abroad. A large portion of the U.S. population now knows there was widespread fraud and irregularities in at least the six key battleground states. You can read a summary of the evidence here. The fact that the election outcome was finalized, despite all of the normal constitutional remedies, is resulting in a sharp loss of trust in a key foundational pillar of the Republic. This fraudulent outcome dramatically amplifies partisan and ideological divisions and will likely lead to significant violence and social unrest in the coming months. Count on it. One side is arrogant and emboldened, and the other side is understandably angry. And this is over and above the broader national security implications of the stated policies of the incoming administration…

There is also significant evidence that the Biden family is vulnerable to blackmail and foreign influence due to questionable overseas business dealings over the course of many years. A number of articles burrowing down on this topic can be found here

Tighten your safety straps, folks. There are dangerous times ahead.
AlertsUSA Threat Journal

“Arise, O Lord! Let not man prevail; let the nations be judged before you! Put them in fear, O Lord! Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah”

‭Psalm‬ ‭9:19-20‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/psa.9.19-20.esv

Talk of ‘Deprogramming’ Trump Supporters is Giving Refugees from Communism ‘Flashbacks’ | Update 2021-02-10

“For those who lived under communist dictatorships, what’s happening in America has disturbing parallels.

Chinese Pastor Bob Fu of China Aid was a student leader during the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989. He was also a proud attendee of the January 6th Trump rally on the National Mall. 

Fu says the call for “re-education” and “deprogramming” for Trump supporters is straight out of the Chinese communist party playbook.” http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/february/talk-of-deprogramming-trump-supporters-is-giving-refugees-from-communism-flashbacks

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Marx vs Spurgeon

“Karl Marx, an apostle of evil, and Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers,” were evangelists with messages that couldn’t have been more different—and they lived in the same city at the same time.” https://founders.org/2020/09/02/karl-marx-vs-charles-spurgeon-an-epic-struggle-for-the-souls-of-men-in-19th-century-london/

Do not miss this article! Excerpts below.

“It is extraordinary to me that both Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) lived and worked in the same city at the same time. Both were, in a sense, evangelists contending for the souls of men with their competing visions of humanity. Moreover, each was at the height of his powers at the same time as the other. While Marx was preaching salvation through bloody revolution, Spurgeon, on the other side of the city, was preaching salvation through the blood and grace of Jesus Christ…

“It would be wrong to say—as many preachers do—that addressing matters of politics falls outside of the purview of the clergy. Of no other sphere of life do they say it. Regardless, Spurgeon certainly didn’t agree with this sentiment. Christianity isn’t merely an accessory to a man’s life; it should define it. Thus, a man’s politics are simply the outward manifestation of the convictions of his heart. Socialism, Spurgeon knew, was much more than an economic or political question. It is a spiritualquestion, if only because it denies the very existence of the spiritual. It is, as I have written elsewhere, atheism masquerading as political philosophy…

“It is very likely that the preaching of Spurgeon, and others like him, prevented the violent Revolution in Britain that Marx sought. Ironically, that revolution would come in the unindustrialized Russia of 1917, when Vladimir Lenin would, at the cost of millions of lives, implement Marx’s unworkable ideas. That is in no small measure due to the fact that there was no viable church to critique the undeliverable promises of socialism…

Posted: 2020-09-03 | Updated/Reposted: 2020-01-22

Biblical Patriot Resources and Action Oriented Organizations

Posted: 2020-12-30 | Updated: 2020-12-30

Biblical, Educational, Constitutional, and Action Oriented Organizations

  1. Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you.
  2. Ministry, education, news and political organizations to follow. Use email lists and alternative platforms to ensure you get updates that might be censored on “big tech” and mainstream media. 
  3. Organizations, leaders, and movements to follow to be informed, educated, and potentially organize and take action.

They may not always meet the “big tech” user standards, but they will better meet free speech, truth, justice, and liberty standards.

Also, this isn’t to abandon “big tech.” Stay and engage there. But this is to make sure you aren’t having your preferred media censored and having algorithms decide what you should see to re-orient your thinking toward approved thinking.

Also, making the list does not imply full endorsement. I may generally agree and think it’s worthy without giving 100% blind support.

Who: Illinois Family Institute

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues in Illinois. Issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media. “Ministry dedicated to upholding and re-affirming marriage, family, life and liberty in Illinois.” (Tough battle in Illinois, and they have always stood firm)
https://illinoisfamily.org
https://www.votervoice.net/ILFI/register (subscribe for emails)
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/why-many-americans-want-to-secede-from-progressivism-pssst-look-at-the-bidens/

Who: Founders Ministries

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media. “Founders Ministries is committed to encouraging the recovery of the gospel and the biblical reformation of local churches.” 
https://founders.org (subscribe for emails bottom of home page)
The Sword & the Trowel
“The Sword & The Trowel is the weekly Founders Ministries podcast with Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore. New episodes every Tuesday.”
https://founders.org/the-sword-the-trowel/

Who: CrossPolitic

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media.
“CrossPolitic (Christ over politics) mixes the taboo formula of faith, culture, and politics to bring the clarity of the gospel into muddle America. We are a community of Christians who desire to see the Lordship of Christ in every corner of our culture, reigning over every politician, and changing every individual for our good and His glory.”
https://crosspolitic.com
Daily News Brief: https://crosspolitic.com/series/daily-news-brief/
CrossPolitic show: https://crosspolitic.com/series/crosspolitic-show/

Who: Warrior Poet Society

What: Defender/Protector 2nd Amendment education and entertainment.
“We believe there are Warrior Poets everywhere and they have spanned the centuries. It is our sincere hope that this special community of like-minded individuals will continue to grow and effect change for the better. We want Warrior Poets in our police departments, all across our military, as federal agents, in the workplace, in EMS, in our churches, and in our universities. It is our passion and conviction to use our minds and bodies to protect others, which will make our communities and our world a safer place.” 
https://warriorpoetsociety.us 
They started their own content network since big tech was deplatorming 2nd Amendment content
https://www.watchwpsn.com 

Who: Gun Owners of America

What: “The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington” – Ron Paul
https://gunowners.org 

Who: Family Research Council

What: Christian world view education, ministry, and alerts to issues and perspective you will not hear on mainstream media. “research and educational organization dedicated to articulating and advancing a family-centered philosophy of public life.”
https://www.frc.org 

Who: Free Territory Alliance

What: Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action.
Jonathan T Gilliam, US Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent, The EXPERTS podcast!
Free Territory Alliance “This Patriotic Alliance Is Going Viral! Finally, the Free Territory Alliance is up and it’s going viral fast.  Gilliam explains it here and gives a recap of what occurred in DC last weekend.”
Explanation: https://youtu.be/Tts25StEWwM 
https://www.freeterritoryalliance.com
Author of “Sheep no More” (good book, I read it and used it) https://www.amazon.com/Sheep-No-More-Awareness-Survival/dp/1682616045/ 

Who: ConnectZing (Facebook style without the left leaning censorship.)

What: Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you. ConnectZing is the social media network built by American Patriots who know what it means to fight for Freedom…
https://www.connectzing.com 
My profile: https://www.connectzing.com/profile/1448 
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine 1777
ConnectZing Team “Drago Dzieran: Thomas ‘Drago’ Dzieran was born in Poland while under communist rule and later spent time in a communist gulag as a political prisoner for his activism against Communism. Drago immigrated to the United States in 1984, and became a US citizen in 1991… He enlisted in the Navy in 1991, Graduated from SEAL Training, BUD/S class 185, and was assigned to SEAL Team 2. Drago performed over 100 combat Direct Action missions while deployed to Iraq on multiple combat tours as the Naval Special Warfare Lead Breacher. For his service in combat Drago was awarded Bronze Star with “V” for valor, Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for valor, in addition to other various awards and decorations.”
https://www.connectzing.com/pages/AboutConnectZing 

Who: ProtonMail

What: Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you. Secure Email Based in Switzerland
https://protonmail.com 

Who: Parler

What: Alternative communications. Private, not scanned by big tech and used to market ads or re-educate you. “Speak freely and express yourself openly, without fear of being “deplatformed” for your views. Engage with real people, not bots.”
https://parler.com 
My Profile: @MickDobra https://parler.com/profile/MickDobra/posts 

Who: The Castle Report podcast

What: Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action. Christian constitutionalist political and cultural perspective and leadership.
Darrell Castle – “Memphis attorney and former USMC Officer. 2008 Constitution Party Vice-presidential Candidate, running mate of Chuck Baldwin. 2016 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate.”
https://www.castlereport.us

Who: Pastor Dan Fisher

What: Education on Christian liberty and leadership. Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action.
Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment
https://www.danfisherbrr.com 
https://www.danfisherbrr.com/about 
https://www.facebook.com/DanFisherOK/ 
“A large portion of our country’s citizens want to turn our American Republic into something you are NOT going to like. Are you going to just stand by and allow it to happen?  How many liberties are you willing to forfeit?  I’m calling for a political separation, just as Thomas Jefferson did in the Declaration of Independence.”  Listen to the full message here https://fb.watch/2fDvnCaFF6/

Who: KrisAnn Hall 

What: Education and constitutional perspective on issues. Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action. “a biochemist, Russian linguist for the US Army, and a prosecutor for the State of Florida. KrisAnne also practiced First Amendment Law for a prominent national non-profit Law firm.”
Podcast, Training, Liberty First University 
https://krisannehall.com (listen to podcast) https://krisannehall.com/index.php/liberty-first-university 
NonCompliant Movie https://noncompliantmovie.com 

Who: Tom DeWeese, APC President

What: If you are ready to actually start locally and take action, this is the program. Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action. “The American Policy Center is one of the original organizations to dedicate its mission to stopping the enforcement of Agenda 21 in order to preserve American property rights.” 
https://americanpolicy.org 
Webinars: Webinar #1 – Know Your Enemy
Webinar #2 – How to Become A Citizen Ninja! 
Webinar #3 – If You Don’t Stand Up Then You’re What’s for Dinner! 
Webinar #4 – Building a Legislative Liberty Coalition.
Webinar #5 Think Locally, Act Locally! 
Webinar #6 – If Biden wins?  If Trump wins?  How do we effectively respond?

Who: Anita Untersee

What: Revelation Movies and Patriot Action Plan 2021.
They are putting Tom DeWeese’s Liberty Pods into practice.
https://revelationmovies.com 
You’re invited to participate as a founding member on the ground level of the Patriot Action Plan. Our founders had the Committees of Safety, and we are forming the modern day equivalent. 
https://patriotparty.live/join/ 
https://suchatime.us 

Who: Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families

What: His end of day report if very informative. pro-family, pro-life political action committee
https://www.cwfpac.com 
End of Day report https://www.cwfpac.com/EODSubscribe

Who: Institute on the Constitution founded by 2004 Presidential Candidate & Lawyer Michael Peroutka.

What: “Join our mission to restore the Constitutional Republic through grassroots education.” 
https://theamericanview.com 
Summarized in the Declaration of Independence, the “American View” of Law and Government states:
1. There is a God.
2. Our rights come from Him.
3. The purpose of civil government is to secure our God-given rights.

Who: AGENDA

What: Way to be informed and potentially organize and take action.
Curtis Bowers – Producer  “AGENDA is the most powerful expose of the communist, socialist, progressive attempt to take over America produced so far.” ​Ted Baehr, MovieGuide
For weekly updates by Producer, subscribe at: https://agendaweekly.com 
https://www.agendadocumentary.com 
Watch AGENDA https://youtu.be/_oDxae-raW8 (Limited Time! Please share!)
Watch AGENDA 2 https://youtu.be/aNZw6KgHXgE (Limited Time! Please share!)

Who: The Stream

What: News from a Christian world view
“The Stream is a rich and reliable source for breaking news, analysis, and inspiration. A champion for life, freedom, and unity in the Body of Christ, The Stream was launched to equip Christians to think clearly about the moral, political, and economic issues of the day. The Stream brings together many voices from among Evangelicals, Catholics and Orthodox Christians, and offers deep wisdom and insight through original content and the best from across the web.”
https://stream.org 

Who: CNS news

What: News from a conservative perspective.
“CNSNews was launched on June 16, 1998, as a news source for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin and seek news that’s ignored or under-reported as a result of media bias by omission… In order to address the lack of conservative opinions in major news outlets across the country, CNSNews gives voice to some of the top conservative minds in the country in its Commentary section.”
https://cnsnews.com 

Who: The Epoch Times

What: Subscription news. Print Journalism.
https://www.theepochtimes.com 

Who: NTD News

What: Video Journalism.
https://www.ntd.com 

Who:CBN News

What: News from a Christian world view
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews 

Household Prayer 12/02/2020



Will we choose Liberty or “become prey of that more desolating and more cruel spoiler than war, pestilence, or famine – absolute rule and endless extortion… our parent state will think us worthy of her, when she sees that with her liberty we inherit her rigid resolution of maintaining it against all invaders. Let us give her reason to pride herself in the relationship.”

Speech in General Congress of America 1775, unknown, “The Christian life and character of the civil institutions of the United States” Benjamin F. Morris. 2007,1864

Brothers, this week I want to pray for America. We do not have a President Elect yet. However, there is a lot of media mis-information and censorship. The election matters to Christians and in particular Christian homeschoolers. I sat in on the Family Research Council prayer tonight (https://prayvotestand.org) and it was really powerful. I pray God’s will be done. I pray that if there is corruption lying and cheating in this election that God would reveal it, and that He would bring the wrong doers to justice. Truth and justice, God, is what we desire. God, may the events of this year awaken the church to renewed faith, discipleship, and evangelism.

Read 2 Samuel 23 and Psalm 82

“The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has said to me: When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God, he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.”

2 Samuel‬ ‭23:3-4‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/2sa.23.3-4.esv

“God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:

“How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah

Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, like men you shall die, and fall like any prince.”

Arise, O God, judge the earth; for you shall inherit all the nations!”

Psalm‬ ‭82:1-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/psa.82.1-8.esv

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

Election 2020 – Church Wake Up, Get Busy, and Rejoice!


I really enjoyed this analysis of the 2020 Election. Link below…

In particular, the call to Christians to “get busy!”

Some key points:

Build!

Be builders and makers.

“Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/jer.29.5.esv

Be fruitful!

Birth rates matter, and Christians have a mandate from God.

“Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/jer.29.6.esv

Establish Households!

I’m adding this as the broader collective of building, multiplying, and instructing from Genesis 1:27-28, Jeremiah 29:4-7 and Psalm 127.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.””
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:27-28‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/gen.1.27-28.esv

Instruct your children!

Prepare them to be the leaders, witnesses, disciple makers of the future! “Don’t be breeders for Babylon!”

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭127:3-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/psa.127.3-5.esv

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:6-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/deu.6.6-7.esv

“but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/mat.19.14.esv

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/eph.6.4.esv

“Go and make disciples!”

They don’t mention it, and I think it’s probably because it should go with out saying, but Christians must be about making disciples. It isn’t a debatable matter.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭28:19-20‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/mat.28.19-20.esv

Be joyful in the fight!

Our King has won! He is on His throne! We are His ambassadors in this fallen world. So rejoice! Even if it feels like we are losing some political or cultural battle, rejoice!

“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭19:6-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/59/rev.19.6-7.esv

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

100 Million Lives Claimed by the ‘Oppressive Ideology’

Trump Condemns Communism, Remembers 100 Million Lives Claimed by the ‘Oppressive Ideology’

https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/trump-condemns-communism-remembers-100-million-lives-claimed-by-the-oppressive-ideology_3569481.html

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Hong Kong: faith and liberty

In support of Desert Storm, underway to support the fleet in the Persian Gulf, I had Christmas dinner December 1992 at the Jumbo Floating restaurant in Hong Kong.

When asked what my favorite port was during my deployment the answer is Hong Kong.

My heart weeps for the church and souls in Communist China and Hong Kong. My heart weeps for the sleeping church in America and the American businesses and consumers choosing profit and cheap goods over God, freedom, and liberty! May these events shake the American church to wake up! Please, God.

Please watch this important video to understand what is going in in Hong Kong. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2vFQtg3jltg&feature=youtu.be

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2vFQtg3jltg&feature=youtu.be

The battle against Communist China in America

China is at war with America. It is a social, political, and trade war. And it appears they are winning.

The Campaign for Working Families reports “The corporate cave in to communist China continues.  Apple bowed to demands of the Chinese government by removing an app sold on iPhones in Hong Kong.  The app enabled Hong Kong’s residents to know where the police are… We were told that trade with China would bring more civil liberties there.  But trade with China is now restricting our civil liberties here in America.  Yes, you read that right… Beijing’s communists are putting our companies on notice:  Tell your employees to shut up.  ESPN and others have already obliged.  Just how much liberty are we willing to surrender in order to pay a few dollars less for a TV or cellphone made in a Chinese sweatshop? (End of Day Report Thursday, October 10, 2019)

Below are some examples of China censoring speech and controlling American businesses.

“#China has begun an aggressive campaign demanding complete obedience from all foreign businesses on political issues. Prez #Trump was right on Aug 23 to order US companies to consider alternatives to China. #Apple #NBA #HoustonRockets #ESPN #SaveOurDemocracy” https://twitter.com/gordongchang/status/1181890573151678464?s=21

“@Apple removes a police-tracking app, that’s been used in Hong Kong protests from its App Store.” https://twitter.com/elmaaksalic/status/1182131837323268096?s=21

“Just had our “Free Hong Kong” sign confiscated at Capitol One Arena at the Wizards game against the Guangzhou Long Lions. #FreeHongKong #NBA #Censorship” Note, the video shows it was confiscated during the national anthem. https://twitter.com/jonschweppe/status/1182070459355009027?s=21

‪@NBA is the Emporer’s circus. Are you not entertained?‬

“”No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

Matthew‬ ‭6:24‬ ‭ESV https://www.bible.com/59/mat.6.24.esv

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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