“You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man’s heart.” Psalm 104:14-15 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.104.14-15.ESV
# Make Disciples of all Nations
“‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations’” Matthew 28:18-20 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/mat.28.18-20.ESV
Christians March Through Jerusalem for Palm Sunday as Holy Week Begins http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2022/april/christians-mark-beginning-of-holy-week-in-jerusalem
How to be of service to the world for God: Obey His commends for how to lead and order your family!
“Families are the nurseries of all societies; and the first combinations of mankind. Well-ordered families naturally produce a good order in other societies… Every serious Christian is concerned, that he may be serviceable in the world… but are you not a member of some family? If that family may be your means, O Christian, become a well-regulated family, in that point you will become serviceable; I had almost said, incomprehensibly serviceable.” A Family Well Ordered by Cotton Mather (1699) modern English translation by Patrick Doucette
“For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.” Genesis 18:19 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/gen.18.19.KJV
“You May here observe a most comfortable connection, between, He will, and they shall. Says the Lord, He will Command his children, and they shall keep the way of the Lord. It seems, if every one that is owner of a family, would faithfully command, and manage those that belong unto him, through the blessing of God; they would generally keep His way, and His law… ‘If parents did their duties as they ought, the Word publically preached would not be the ordinary means of regeneration in the Church, but only without the Church, among infidels: God would so pour out His grace upon the children of His people, and hear prayers for them, and bless endeavors for their holy education, that we should see the promises made good unto our seed.’” A Family Well Ordered by Cotton Mather (1699) modern English translation by Patrick Doucette
The Politics of the Apostles’ Creed | Toby Sumpter https://youtu.be/wP128LYZ_ZM
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and He created the first man out of the dust of the ground and formed the first woman from that man’s side. And God brought them together, and they became husband and wife, one flesh, and were given the blessing of a mission to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. And all of this goes together. There is a God and He made all things, and therefore He knows all things. He knows what all things are for. And He designed the world to be fruitful by the labors of man with a woman at his side, in the covenant of marriage, bearing children. This is the foundation of civilization. This is the foundation of all economics, all politics, all culture. This is like gravity, logic, math – this is reality, and every attempt to ignore this, deny this, subvert this, or openly destroy this is war with the world as it really is and therefore war with the One who made it all.” https://www.tobyjsumpter.com/the-politics-of-the-apostles-creed/
# Work and Keep
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” Genesis 2:15 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.2.15.ESV
“Real Wealth: Proponents of industrialism will no doubt point to the “hockey stick of human prosperity” beginning in the nineteenth century. For centuries, per-capita GDP held steady at less than $ 2 per day. By 1900, that figure rose fivefold to $ 11 per day. The problem with this statistic, however, is that self-sufficiency doesn’t require money. Milk from the cow, eggs from the chicken, pork from the hog, fresh fruits and vegetables from the orchard and garden, wide open spaces and fresh country air—such amenities would demand a high income today… Families who lived on farms during the Great Depression would often relate that they never knew they were in a depression. Their pantries were stocked, their homes were heated, they still had jobs. Their wealth was standing in the barn, in the fields, and in the accumulated knowledge of generations. Irresponsible speculation in the markets did not collapse their stock.” Durable Trades: Family-Centered Economies That Have Stood the Test of Time by Rory Groves https://a.co/6EHcXWf | https://a.co/6rtuhwY
A Biblical outline to think about Illegal Immigration: Private Property, Boundary Markers, Sojourners, and Self Defense
Private property is God’s design.
The bible speaks of boundary stones, the markers that indicate the boundary of private property. Proverbs warns, “Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.” Proverbs 22:28.
The law of Moses says, “Cursed is the man who moves his neighbor’s boundary stone.” Deuteronomy 27:17. “This scripture was a command by God not to encroach on another’s property, as it would be in fact stealing land from their neighbor.” https://www.ccgf.org/do-not-move-the-ancient-boundary-stone/
8. You must not steal. (Exodus 20:15)
Do not take what is not yours. According to Martin Luther, “We must fear and love God, so that we will neither take our neighbor’s money or property, nor acquire it by fraud or by selling him poorly made products, but will help him improve and protect his property and career.”
10. You must not covet or desire your neighbor’s belongings. (Exodus 20:17)
Be happy with what God has provided for you and never want what belongs to others out of envy. “Have I looked with envy, jealousy or hatred toward the possessions, talents or achievements of others? Have I desired the downfall or loss of others out of evil intent that I might benefit? Have I grieved that God has bestowed greater blessings on others than on me?
Believers are to obey civil laws and authorities unless they violate God’s law
That includes immigration laws!
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” Romans 13:1 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.13.1.ESV
Nations, boundaries and dwelling places are the providence of God
“And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,” Acts 17:26 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/act.17.26.ESV
God’s compassion for the sojourner
“He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.” Deuteronomy 10:18-19 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/deu.10.18-19.ESV
““‘Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’” Deuteronomy 27:19 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/deu.27.19.ESV
So yes, when in your midst witness to them, care for them, show them Christ’s love. But…
Be wise, be just, be compassionate, but be lawful and be safe!
They violated the law to get here and there will be criminals, wolves, among the sheep… terrorists, sexual predators, human traffickers, cartel gang members. You must protect your family, your neighbor, and your community from wickedness.
“Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” Proverbs 25:26 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/pro.25.26.ESV
“If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him,” Exodus 22:2 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/exo.22.2.ESV
Gun owners return to Illinois capitol to lobby lawmakers against restrictive laws https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/gun-owners-return-to-illinois-capitol-to-lobby-lawmakers-against-restrictive-laws/article_27caa51a-b5fa-11ec-b1c5-7b5a2a5eaa02.html
“For the first time since 2019, the Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day, or I-GOLD, took place in Springfield. The event, which draws hundreds if not thousands of gun owners a year to the capitol to lobby lawmakers, was canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the prohibition of the public entering the capitol during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several hundred showed up in Springfield Wednesday… gun owners are still awaiting the outcome of litigation challenging the constitutionality of requiring a state-issued Firearm Owner Identification Card to keep a gun in your home. ‘If we get an unfavorable ruling, we’re going to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court,’ Pearson said… Elik said the gun laws the Democratic majority passes don’t make law-abiding citizens safer. She said they only make ‘criminals stronger and bolder.’”
T.REX ARMS: How to Pass Pro-2A Legislation https://youtu.be/gST7j8WWNRo
“For the last few years, T.Rex folks have been working in local Tennessee politics on increasing gun freedom. It’s a long process, in which some bills live, and some bills die, but everyone can actually be a part of the process to move the needle in the right direction. Sign up for our political newsletter here: https://www.trex-arms.com/newsletter/ “
The ATF Is Banning 80% Receivers & Redefining What A “Firearm” Is https://youtu.be/1eNOAfSjHgU
Why allow an unelected federal agency to make law? Your representative needs to be reminded that the only agent allowed to make law is the congress.
FBI and other roid-ranger types getting excited to kick in citizen doors for enforcement.
Contact your Senators: https://mrgunsngear.org/3cp9ota
Contact your House reps: https://mrgunsngear.org/3pwvXBB
Forward Observer: CRACKDOWN: ‘GHOST GUNS’ BANNED: The Daily SA for Tuesday, 12 April 2022 https://youtu.be/-6STX9UeNTY
“CRACKDOWN: ‘GHOST GUNS’ BANNED: Department of Justice announced that it will submit to the Federal Register the “Frame or Receiver” Final Rule, updating the definition of a firearm. Under the new rules, 3-D printed firearms, partially complete receivers, and other “ghost guns” will be required to have serial numbers. Dealers must engrave un-serialized weapons and keep transaction records to retain their license instead of the prior 20-year requirement. Parts kits to assemble firearms will now require a background check.”
# Trained Men
“he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them” Genesis 14:14 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/gen.14.14.ESV
“Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms. 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.” Declaration Of Independence, Constitution Of The United States Of America, Bill Of Rights And Constitutional Amendments by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, et al. https://a.co/iWDt9C3 https://ministry.family.blog/america/second-amendment/
Warrior Poet Society: AR-15 ‘poetry’ – Responding to Stephen Colbert https://youtu.be/hUEK7krnEig
I’m watching Home on the Ranger on Warrior Poet Society http://www.watchwpsn.com/videos/home-on-the-ranger
# Tyranny, crime, and other evils
“The kings of the earth set themselves… against the Lord and against his Anointed… He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.” Psalm 2:1-4 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/psa.2.1-4.ESV
Border Patrol Braces for New Surge in Illegal Immigration as Title 42 Ends https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/border-patrol-braces-for-new-surge-in-illegal-immigration-as-title-42-ends_4384285.html?utm_campaign=app-cc&utm_source=ref_share
“DEL RIO, Texas—As the Biden administration prepares to drop the Title 42 public health provision on May 23, Border Patrol agents and local officials along the border are bracing for an even greater influx of illegal immigrants. “They’re preparing for us to start apprehending over 500,000 a month,” a Border Patrol agent, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of repercussions, told The Epoch Times on April 4… “So really what Border Patrol is now becoming is essentially just a greeter.””
Transforming America: “Given the current record pace of illegal immigration, fully 20% of the people in the United States will be here illegally by the end of Joe Biden’s first term.” https://www.cwfpac.com/monday-april-11-2022-deep-state-blues-transforming-america-bidens-cultural-extremism
“Your government, without the consent of the people, is literally transforming the population of America right in front of our eyes. The Biden Administration is working with drug cartels to import millions of people who will forever change our country… If any enemy of the United States had secretly compromised a president so that he was working for them instead of us, that traitorous president’s immigration policy would look exactly like what Biden is doing right now. Erase our border, and let the world walk in. They’re applauding this chaos in Beijing and Moscow. To restore common sense to our immigration policy, we must elect conservatives to take back Congress. Then we must impeach Joe Biden and restore our borders before we lose our country.”
China’s Chemical Warfare https://www.cwfpac.com/friday-april-8-2022-chinas-chemical-warfare-disneys-new-hire-party-fear
“Drug Enforcement Administration chief Anne Milgram… said: ‘What we know is that China is providing chemicals to Mexico, to the criminal drug networks that are then mass-producing these fake prescription pills. . . But there’s no Xanax, no Oxy, no Percocet in them. They’re fentanyl. . . Right now, this is the leading cause of death. Overdoses are the leading cause of death for men between the age of 18 and 45. There are more overdose deaths than car accidents and [shootings].’ … Border security is national security. The drug cartels should immediately be put on the list of terrorist organizations, and the border must be secured… there are violations of international law killing Americans every day right here in the United States! Communist China is complicit in them. The drug cartels are complicit in them. And the Biden Administration is complicit in the deaths of our sons and daughters!”
Forward Observer: Out Front: Mexico: Communist Dictatorship When? 11 APR 22 https://youtu.be/iMAy83zU2dA
“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
“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.”
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.