Demon Possessed Man Healed

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Three stories one event.

Matthew 8:28–34 (NIV)

Jesus Restores Two
Demon-Possessed Men

8:28–34pp—Mk
5:1–17; Lk 8:26–37

28 When he arrived at the other side
in the region of the Gadarenes, two
demon-possessed men
coming from the tombs met him. They were so
violent that no one could pass that way. 29 “What do you want
with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before
the appointed time?”

30 Some distance from them a large
herd of pigs was feeding. 31 The demons begged Jesus, “If you
drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.”

32 He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and
the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the
water. 33 Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town
and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed
men. 34 Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when
they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.

Mark 5:1–20 (NIV)

Jesus Restores a
Demon-Possessed Man

5:1–17pp—Mt
8:28–34; Lk 8:26–37

5:18–20pp—Lk 8:38,39

5 They went across the lake to the
region of the Gerasenes. When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the
tombs to meet him. This man lived in the tombs, and no one
could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. For he had
often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the
irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. Night
and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself
with stones.

When he saw Jesus from a distance,
he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. He shouted at
the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High
God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” For Jesus had said to
him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”

Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“My name is Legion,”
he replied, “for we are many.” 10 And he begged Jesus again
and again not to send them out of the area.

11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on
the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us
among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” 13 He gave them
permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd,
about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and
were drowned.

14 Those tending the pigs ran off and
reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see
what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the
man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed
and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16 Those who had
seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told
about the pigs as well. 17 Then the people began to plead
with Jesus to leave their region.

18 As Jesus was getting into the boat,
the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus
did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own
people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had
mercy on you.”
20 So the man went away and began to
tell in the Decapolis  how much Jesus had done for him. And all the
people were amazed.

Luke 8:26–39 (NIV)

Jesus Restores a
Demon-Possessed Man

8:26–37pp—Mt
8:28–34

8:26–39pp—Mk 5:1–20

26 They sailed to the region of the
Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. 27 When
Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For
a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived
in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at
his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus,
Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” 29 For
Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it
had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard,
he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary
places.

30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“Legion,” he replied,
because many demons had gone into him. 31 And they begged
Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.

32 A large herd of pigs was feeding
there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs,
and he gave them permission. 33 When the demons came out of
the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into
the lake and was drowned.

34 When those tending the pigs saw
what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and
countryside, 35 and the people went out to see what had
happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons
had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they
were afraid. 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the
demon-possessed man had been cured. 37 Then all the people of
the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were
overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left.

38 The man from whom the demons had
gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.”
So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

 

. . . You of little faith . . .

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Jesus uses these three words 13 times in 6 verses (NIV)

you of little faith

Matthew 14:22–31 (NIV)

Jesus Walks on the Water

14:22–33pp—Mk 6:45–51; Jn 6:16–21
14:34–36pp—Mk 6:53–56

22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

My Thoughts:

The first thought which comes to mind, I believe is what so many others say.  When Peter took his attention away from Christ, he began to sink.  Moreover, so much of that is true.  I would guess that most of us, when we feel we are struggling most, if we look back we had a gradual reduced role of Christ in our lives.

A second thought which hits me, one that Christ had even spoke of, is isn’t it amazing how the disciples had Christ right with them, in the boat and more, but still had troubling getting past all the limitations of trust we either are seemingly born with or learn as we grow into adults.

There is so much to gather from the Bible, but sometimes I really like to bring it down to its simplest form.  We can try to be a “Christian” all the time or simpler, we can always work on putting our faith in him, focusing on him and letting the outcomes take care of themselves.  Remember the number one commandment or greatest:

Matthew 22:37–38 (NIV)

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  38 This is the first and greatest commandment.

If we can just practice these – I truly believe we cannot worry about the rest.

Amen

 

Emergency Stop . . .

Just this week I heard Rush Limbaugh, live, announce that he had stage 4 lung cancer.  What a shock to me and probably most if not all of us who know of him.  It made me hesitate a bit to ponder about life.

Just a few minutes ago, I came across the headline that Shannen Doherty also has stage 4 lung cancer.

It’s shocking of Rush, but he is about 69 years of age, but Shannen, she is only 48 years old.  I am 10 years past 48 and she is facing a fact that most of us do not have to face so boldly.

I looked up others who have died from cancer.  Just this year a MLB placer Chris Duncan 37 passed away from cancer, recently, Steve Jobs 56 passed away from cancer, Other include Patrick Swayze 57, Andy Kaufman 35, Steve McQueen 50, Babe Ruth 53, Carl Sagan 62,  . . . and of course many others.

Why am I bringing this to my own attention?  Because it has caused me to pause.  Pause because Rush, Shannen, have been blessed with the type of success most of us can only fantasize about.   They have achieved everything one might desire other than long life.

It reminds me very vividly that we all have a hard stop in our lives, yet most of us never see it coming, we get blindsided by it, and then we are gone.  In a way, maybe these folks are blessed, they can see it coming and they have a chance to prepare for it, get their life in order, do the things they have been meaning to do, but always could say “next year”.  I know I do.  I have the arrogance to continue saying “not today.”

James 4:13–17 (ESV)

Boasting About Tomorrow

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life?  For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.  15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance.  All such boasting is evil.  17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Mortality is an interesting gift.  My dad just started his 81st year.  In so many ways, he is doing really well for being in his 81st year.  His sanity is still with him, he has strength, a sense of humor, well, I still recognize him as who he has been and is.  My point of bringing him into the conversation is I have not heard him once talk about his mortality.

I am not sure why I would think he would, I doubt Rush Limbaugh had, nor Shannen Doherty, nor almost anyone before they actually know.  Most that do, find out they have an illness which has put a period in their life.  Many folks, simply are taken by surprise, did not see it coming.  So, without a known period, why would we talk about it?

To some degree, I am thinking life is like a full tank of gas.  We do not talk about the level of gas until it starts getting  near the end.  Then we start thinking, do I have to go there, should I idle my car this long, how can I avoid this or that.  We even start to change our driving habits to try and save gas, get those few extra miles from the tank.

For those of us without a period, we really do not know when we get down near to the end of our gas specifically.  We do is some ways, we know statistically when we get into our 60’s we start being able to say, “I will run out of gas sooner than later. . .”  I believe we know the road to the end is shorter than it was before.  We also know it because our body if not our mind wants to remind us.  Our bodies start yelling first most of the time, then our minds start to slip in ways never before.  And then we start telling ourselves, we are old. . .

The finality of our life, the final cut, how are we to respond?

As I reflected just now, I realized I have had finalities, periods in my life many times.  Periods of time I cannot get back, periods of time I miss.

Sit down, reflect on the period in your life, what would you do different if you know when the sentences ends.

 

Arrogance is the crack

It would seem to me the common characteristic of failure of those who have succeeded, is arrogance.  What is arrogance?  Well I looked it up in the dictionary and I summarized it to be:  Arrogance is the attitude about one’s self, one’s ability that is superior to others without evidence of being so.    The best example of arrogance I can think of is the battle between David and Goliath 1 Samuel 17.    In verses 17:41 – 44, Goliath shouts out arrogance:

1 Samuel 17:41-44 NASB

“Then the Philistine came on and approached David, with the shield-bearer in front of him. [42] When the Philistine looked and saw David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, with a handsome appearance. [43] The Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. [44] The Philistine also said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field.”

The arrogance  of Goliath is made purely on what he sees, yet knows nothing about the skills David has developed while herding the families sheep and goats, as he relays to Saul:

1 Samuel 17:33-37 NASB

“Then Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth while he has been a warrior from his youth.” [34] But David said to Saul, “Your servant was tending his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock, [35] I went out after him and attacked him, and rescued it from his mouth; and when he rose up against me, I seized him by his beard and struck him and killed him. [36] Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted the armies of the living God.” [37] And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you.”

But then, David’s reply to Goliath could sound as arrogance:

1 Samuel 17:45-47 NASB

Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. [46] This day the LORD will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you down and remove your head from you. And I will give the dead bodies of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, [47] and that all this assembly may know that the LORD does not deliver by sword or by spear; for the battle is the LORD’S and He will give you into our hands.”

The difference between the two call outs is this:  Goliath makes it all personal.  He is going to be able to win simply on what he perceives to be the comparison of size and skill.  David does not make any derogatory statements towards Goliath, but simply says a sword and a spear are no match to the Lord and thus the Lord will prevail this day.  David proceeded with faith, versus arrogance.   Had Goliath, in my opinion seen David and his skirmish approach as something to consider, Goliath may have won the battle.   David shows confidence rather than arrogance.

I have another example from my own life which portrays arrogance of size/skill over itself.  My son and some football friends decided to play in a flag football league.  On their first outing, the team against them was younger and about 1/2 their height.  I remember of our team members pointing to them and say, see our first opponents, such as look how small they are, we are going to kill them.  I am not sure of why, but these little guys outplayed the bigger kids easily.  Regardless, the bigger kids were arrogant they were going to win simply because they were taller and therefore must have better skilled.  It only turned out, they were taller.

I like the quote from Ronald Regan: “Trust but verify”  To me the height of arrogance would be to trust someone to do the honorable thing and truly expect they would just because of who we are or who we think we are. 

There is a distinct difference between confidence and arrogance.  In some cases, I believe some people ride on that line and to most of us, it is offensive. 

Are we a nation of “Confidence” or are we a nation of “arrogance”?  Are the members of the ruling parties confident or arrogant?  Arrogance to me is when one side or the other will accept breaking the rules to win because they are so “confident” there was is the best way. 

In sports, such as football, we have referee’s to make sure each side was playing by the rules.  In society, we have laws, attorneys, lawyers, judges to do the same, they are the referee’s when someone accuses us of doing something wrong.  It seems to me, that because politics has become so disputed, that many of those judges have decided not to rule by the rules, but rule to the favor of the party which gives them the most power.  This is to me like have certain referee’s call more or less penalties on an opposing team because they no longer work for the football players, but for the owners of the league.  The media too was to be the referee, but they also have taken sides in this stressful political climate.

What is the same, both in the political climate and the football game, the audience does not have any idea of the rules or more importantly, the enforcement of the rules.  Which ones, how harsh and so on. 

To me also, arrogance is not being able to admit when you are wrong.  The argument goes on forever despite the evidence.

I am in the belief, we have passed the tipping point. We should be praying for our nation more than ever.  We should be praying to God for wisdom and character strength.  What is happening is not the fault of our neighbor.  Despite how “right” we are, if we are, the minds of those won’t be changed.  Just like the mind of Pharaoh!!

The Real Numbers Of “Police Brutality”


The Real Numbers Of “Police Brutality” in America That You Need To See

Posted by: Kyle S. Reyes|February 18, 2019 |CategoriesFeaturedMust ReadsNews

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Everyone from the Hollywood elite to NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem… from the mainstream media to teachers at schools across the country… seem to want to declare that police are racists.

They’ll tell you there’s a disproportionate number of “unarmed black men” being killed by the cops.

That police brutality is out of control.

Except… the numbers once again absolutely destroy that argument.

  • According to 2019 data, there are 328, 240, 469 people here in the United States.
  • According to stats from com, there are 670,279 full time police officers here in the United States out of a total of 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers (data from National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund).
  • There are approximately 2.1 police officers per thousand people.
  • Police officers are less than .21 % of population.
  • Officers come into contact with 17% of the population annually.

That means 55,800,880 contacts

  • Which, at the time of the last report, led to 26,000 excessive force complaints against officers.
  • That’s 0.047% of contacts.
  • Only 8% of those complaints were sustained.
  • That’s 2,080 out of 53,380,000 contacts, or .0039%


A good friend of mine who is a Chief of Police put that into perspective:

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  • You are seven times more likely to be murdered …
  • 15 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident …
  • 42 times more likely to be raped …

… than to have a police officer use excessive force on you.

But we’re just warming up.  Let’s look at 2018 police shootings.

Of the 998 total Police Deadly Use of Force, here is the breakdown by Race & Age:

Race 

  • White –456 (45.69%)
  • Black –229 (22.95%)
  • Hispanic –165 (16.5%)
  • Other –41 (4.1%)
  • Unknown –107 (10.72%)

Age 

  • Under 18 – 15
  • 18 to 29 – 286
  • 30 to 44 – 379
  • Over 45 – 253
  • Unknown – 65


According to 2016 FBI data, black men commit murder 572.8% more than white men.  Rapes are committed at a level of 146.1% greater, robbery at 617.9% greater, aggravated assault at 203.3% greater and violent crime in total at 263.6% greater.

Now let’s look at 2018 Police Deadly Use of Force data.

In 2018 there were a total of 998 Police Deadly Use of Force incidents. Of these incidents, 95.3% of suspects were armed:

  • Gun – 555
  • Knife – 185
  • Replica weapon – 33
  • Vehicle – 38
  • Other – 105
  • Unknown – 35
  • Unarmed – 47

Of the 47 (4.7%) that were “unarmed”:

  • White – 23
  • Black – 18
  • Hispanic – 6


Note: In almost half of the cases (22) where the suspect was unarmed, non-lethal force was attempted & failed prior to the use of deadly Force.

Listen I’m not suggesting racism doesn’t exist in law enforcement.  It exists everywhere – that’s the sad truth of it.

And yes, black people in the United States are more likely to be victims of violent confrontations with police officers (per capita) than their white counterparts.
But let’s dive deeper into why this is.

Statistically, minorities come to police attention far more than their population would suggest.

  • Black Americans make up about 13% of the population.
  • But according to the FBI, they account for about 50% of murders, and about 38% of all violent crime overall.

Chicago gives us some great examples.  And let’s not forget the insanely strict gun laws there, by the way.  For example, during the first eight months of 2016 (the most recent period for which the numbers are available), 2,818 people were shot — only 12 by police. (That’s one-half of 1 percent).

In cities with large black populations, homicide rates have skyrocketed during that same period:

  • In Washington D.C., homicides are up 54%. In Cleveland, up 90%. Overall, homicide is up 17%.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice says that Black people make up 15% of the population in the 75 largest counties in the United States, yet account for 62% of all robberies, 57% of murders, 45% of all assaults.

So what’s going on here?  Are we confusing the color of one’s skin with poverty or inequality? It’s a fair argument. Black people tend to be greater offenders, statistically speaking, because they tend to be more disadvantaged, living in poorer urban areas with less access to public services.

Then of course there’s the argument about the “violent subculture theory.” This is the idea that some black communities have developed cultural values that are more tolerant of crime and violence.

I want to leave you with a few recent studies.

First, a 2016 study by Roland G. Fryer Jr., who is an economics professor at Harvard. He found that no racial bias could be detected in police shootings, in either the raw data or when accounting for controls.  He also found racial bias was detected in lesser use of police force, but not deadly encounters.  His recommendation?

“Black Lives Matter should seek solutions within their own communities rather than changing the behaviors of police and other external forces.”

Second, there were 6,095 black homicide deaths in 2014 according to FBI Data — the most recent year for which such data are available — compared with 5,397 homicide deaths for whites and Hispanics combined. Almost all of those black homicide victims had black killers.

Finally, police officers — of all races — are also disproportionately endangered by black assailants. Over the past decade, according to FBI data, 40% of cop killers have been black. Officers are killed by blacks at a rate 2.5 times higher than the rate at which blacks are killed by police.

Seems to me like the real problem here is socioeconomic disparities along with a public perception issue thanks to biased reporting.  And let’s not forget the huge role that social media plays in disseminating false narratives and creating emotional, knee-jerk reactions.

Finally, I’d like to leave you with some stats from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.

  • There are more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers now serving in the United States, which is the highest figure ever. About 12 percent of those are female.
  • According to the preliminary FBI’s Uniform Crime Report from January to June 2016-2017, an estimated 442,824 Violent Crimes occurred nationwide, a decrease of 8%.
  • Crime fighting has taken its toll. Since the first recorded police death in 1791, there have been over 21,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Currently, there are 21,541 names engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
  • A total of 1,511 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 10 years, an average of one death every 58 hours or 151 per year. There were 129 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2017.
  • There have been 58,627 assaults against law enforcement officers in 2016, resulting in 16,677
  • The 1920s were the deadliest decade in law enforcement history, when a total of 2,480 officers died, or an average of almost 248 each year. The deadliest year in law enforcement history was 1930, when 310 officers were killed. That figure dropped dramatically in the 1990s, to an average of 162 per year.
  • The deadliest day in law enforcement history was September 11, 2001, when 72officers were killed while responding to the terrorist attacks on America.
  • New York City has lost more officers in the line of duty than any other department, with 833  Texas has lost 1,731officers, more than any other state. The state with the fewest deaths is Vermont, with 23.
  • There are 1,135 federal officers listed on the Memorial, as well as 707 correctional officers and 41 military law enforcement officers.
  • There are 328 female officers listed on the Memorial; nine female officers were killed in 2017.
  • During the past ten years, more incidents that resulted in felonious fatalities occurred on Friday than any other day of the week. The fewest number of felonious incidents occurred on Tuesday.

It’s important to have very real conversations about racism in America and accountability among those who hold the thin blue line.  Let’s just make sure we’re basing those conversations on facts and not feelings.

I have empathy – I just don’t agree

I have empathy – I just don’t agree

 

 

In today’s world, it seems as though we must agree in order to be heard! After the George Floyd death, a movement to “defund the police” has risen. Many who support this movement seem to feel as though anyone that simply does not agree is against them, their cause and has no empathy for George or those who have been mistreated by the police.

 
 

This simply seems like an unfair perspective. This perspective does not give those who do share in the desire for there to be less /no existence police brutality the opportunity to say so or have a discussion on other ways to accomplish this goal.

 
 

 
 

I have empathy, but just because I do not agree with YOUR idea, vision or perspective does not automatically make me an enemy of yours. Cannot I say, I do not think it’s a good idea to defund the police and have you say, why or what are your feelings on the matter? Without first being attacked as a racist, a person who believes in things I do not.

 
 

Here is another, not so extreme example. The movement of raising the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour came. Now, I am all for making more money, however; I was not in agreement. I based my non-agreement, but very understanding perspective on the cause and effects on the economy. It is not because I do not want “you” to make $15.00 an hour. Now, I am all for helping those who want to make a better living wage to find those paying jobs!

 
 

Back to George Floyd. Regardless of the persons sex, race or ethnicity, the police should not treat people they have in custody badly, I am not sold on the idea that defunding the police would be the best way to accomplish this goal.

 
 

I am, however, open to talking about it and sharing ideas of how we can implement processes which will minimize this behavior even more. Just because I did not jump on your band wagon, does not mean I am not empathetic to your cause nor the victims of this type of behavior, I’d like to think about it more, study it a bit more and start talking about it before I jump of any bridges. Isn’t that fair? Can we again, begin to understand that most of us do wants best for us, our families, our co-workers for America, but just because we don’t agree with your desires of how to accomplish this, does not mean we are against the desired results. God Bless

 
 

 
 

 

 

    

Are we goners . . .?

I write this because I am wondering if other Christian’s are concerned about our future? The democrat party had to vote at their convention to include God and in the last election they had the popular vote. Yes, Trump won, but which group is spreading quicker than the other. How much more of the other group has to spread to even overtake the electorate college?

Christian values are more embedded in the republican platform than the democrats, as stated, the democrats had to vote God into their platform at the last minute. To me, it’s no longer a if, it is a when the democrat party is able to take over not just the presidency, but all the branches of government.

The republican’s carry more of the fundamental morals, value, and beliefs than the democrats, when the republicans are suppressed into submission, Christian’s will be also. Are you not feeling the tremors of earthquakes? As a Christian, what, how are you going to deal with the democrats being in power, suppressing God’s power for their own. The morals, values and beliefs will be of the democrat part and they will get to decide on how to enforce them. Will it not be even worse than today, where they say it is ok to protest during the pandemic, but not to congregate for a political rally?

A small sample, I understand, but I could call many others, but I do not think I have to because you already know them. But, it seems as though we need to consider what will happen in 4 years if the democrats take over the government, what will we do, how will we survive as Christians. Will we head to the mountains, will be dig shelters in our backyards?

Will we turn against one another? We are doing that is small doses right now. We have Pastor’s and Preacher’s defining what is biblical, Christian behavior, preaching, lyrics are today. They are saying they are protecting us from false teachings; however, I am not sure if this is the process we should be following. We also have groups of people belittling the version of the Bible we read. A huge debate over the King James VS all the others.

If you read this, I hope you will comment about your thoughts of where we are in the 7th day. What will you do, how will you respond, should we be talking more? How will we identify the real Jesus Christ?