Stand Up For Our Rights In America!

In the past 10 months a lot has gone on in our country. But for now I want you to consider the Constitution of the United States of America just for a moment.
The Bill of Rights is that portion of the Constitution that outlines in great detail the things that the US government CANNOT take away from you and I. Anything that is not expressly written and addressed in the Bill of Rights or Constitution is left in the hands of the people and not in the hands of the Government.
The First Amendment does not have a “pandemic” clause in it. There is no “emergency directive” clause in the Bill of Rights that stipulates your freedoms are subject to Government mandates and lockdowns. A Governor mandate that says, “You must wear a mask” is forbidden by the Constitution. If you’d like to wear a mask then feel free to do so. But know that the Government cannot force you to wear a mask or close down your business for any reason. They may say “But it is in the best interest of the people. Don’t you care about others?” And we may say, “Yes, I care about others, but I am not wearing a mask and I will keep my business open. “ The Government may not forbid you to gather for worship on Sunday. If they do, take the Government to court!
There was a recent ruling in Pennsylvania by a district court judge William S. Stickman IV, who ruled against the State Governor, Tom Wolf (Democrat) for shutting things down due to Covid-19. All “non-life sustaining businesses” were ordered to be shut down by Governor Wolf and Secretary of State Rachel Levine. The ruling by Judge Stickman was that the Governor’s actions were unconstitutional for violating both the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Bottom line: A Governor of a State cannot force people to close businesses down or to not attend worship. This mandate needs to be challenged in a court of law as was the case with Pennsylvania. Our nation has checks and balances in place for this very purpose. When a State Governor violates the people’s rights a Federal Judge may hear the case and overrule the State Governor according to the Constitution. Furthermore, the Governor, in my own opinion, should be sued for any irreparable damage he has caused due to job loss, familial distress and heartache. Lives are ruined and businesses are closed down permanently because these Democratic Governors are choosing to implement unconstitutional mandates.

My hope is that more and more individuals and business owners will challenge these Governor mandates and say no to infringements upon our First Amendment rights to free speech, freedom of press, freedom to gather, and freedom to practice religion as we so choose.
I’ve also noticed “censorship” going on in the media and in social media. I will have more to say about this in another post. For now I will say that this too is unconstitutional. We are free to speak what we want and where we want despite so called “fact checkers” running around and removing our statements and editing and censoring our content.

Know your Constitution and learn it. Your rights are preserved in this sacred document. While your rights are GIVEN by God, these rights are protected by our Constitution. America is great for a reason. We are free! This country is a Republic founded upon a Constitution of law. While we vote for our leaders in a Democratic process, our country is governed by the people, for the people, and by law. It is a Constitutional Republic. Know your rights and speak up to protect them and the rights of others. Long live liberty! May God grant America repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free speech thereof Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The following link references the Pennsylvania court case:

https://www.theblaze.com/news/pennsylvania-covid-lockdowns-ruled-unconstitutional

The Answer is Love and Abiding in Christ

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The answer is to love God and to love one another. Someone may ask, “The answer to what?” It is the answer to everything! 

People are depressed, fearful, and confused. When depression, fear, and confusion take root and one does not find peace, wisdom, and strength in and through Jesus Christ and the word of the living God, the result will be harmful and disastrous.
When depression takes root and one does not seek Christ for comfort one may be led to suicidal thoughts and intentions. Depression uncurbed leads to despair. Despair when full blown results in tragedy and disaster. How important is it to find our comfort in Jesus and know that Jesus was tempted in every way that we are tempted? Yet, He did not sin. How do we avoid sinning? By trusting in Him who did not sin and who knows how to overcome sin. Depression is sin. And only through Christ can we victoriously overcome sin, including depression . Our disposition changes when we submit to Jesus in prayer and through reading His word and He grants us by His great love, comforts our spirit with His, and grants us a refreshed and new perspective for our own lives and for our world around us.
One may ask how do I do this?

1. Confess your sin, ask His forgiveness, and plead for His mercy. “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.”-Psalm 51:1

2. Spend time with Him in His presence alone everyday. “…Come into his presence with singing! – Psalm 100:2 (b) “Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Psalm 95:2

Remember, “The Christian life is to be like a feast rather than like a funeral.” [1] Jesus calls us in love to not “fail to obtain the grace of God” (Hebrews 12:15) but rather to meet with Him daily and “Abide in me and I in you.” (John 15:4)

3. Draw on the promises of God. “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. – 2 Thessalonians 3:3 “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.”- Psalm 2:8

4. Pray that God will bring regeneration and revival to our land through the spread of the Gospel. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” – Romans 1:16

(1) Warren Wiersbe, New Testament Words For Today ©️2013 Baker Books

A Time To Be Silent

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Winston Churchill said, “I would engage you in a battle of wits, but I see that you are unarmed.”

Not everyone sees the world as you do. While some may be teachable to learn a biblical worldview, others are unteachable and will refuse a biblical worldview. Choose your battles wisely. The fool will not align with reason and logic. Neither will the fool align with biblical knowledge and revelation.
The bottom line with a fool? Pray for him. Plead with God to change his heart and save his soul. Pray also God grant you the  words needed or the silence needed to
handle any and every situation.
-Tim Carroll

 

The Gospel is The Power of God Unto Salvation

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