Monday, January 15, 2018
Last week we talked about the Protestant Reformer, Martin Luther the Monk. This week we shall conclude with the second Martin, aka Martin Luther King, Jr. born as Michael King, Jr.
As the story goes, King Sr. joined a group of Baptist ministers on a tour of the Holy Land with stops in Europe. The trip culminated in a week long Baptist World Alliance conference in Berlin, during which the reverend visited many of the historical religious sites in the same land where Martin Luther defied the Catholic Church centuries earlier.
Today we celebrate the birthday, civil and religious contributions to the second Martin, known for his activity in the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. He began as a powerful Baptist Preacher in Alabama.
He was thrown into the media spotlight, when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Alabama, when “Jim Crow” laws ruled and African Americans had no true civil rights. Martin headed up a bus boycott that lasted over a year; it culminated with equal seating rights for blacks and whites.
However, the real thing that has catapulted Martin to the forefront was his determination to conduct all of the civil rights protests, in a nonviolent manner. While in the North, Malcom X and his followers were declaring, “By any means necessary”, King’s followers were singing, “We Shall Overcome Someday” and keeping their hands by their sides. Because of his successes and constant efforts to reform society and raise the status of all people, black, white, Jew, etc. he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
A prolific speaker and writer, King, who held a doctoral degree in Theology is best known for his “I Have a Dream” and “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top” speeches. He was born in 1929 and was assassinated, at an early age, in 1968.
I have learned that when a person loses his fear of dying, then he/she can then truly begin to live. Although it was cut short, King lived a full life in the 40 years given to him. Through the power of God, he withstood insults, indignities and outright bigotry, but he never turned back. He was dedicated both to Jesus Christ, his savior and the disenfranchised people around the world.
Happy Birthday Dr. King!
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Monday, January 8, 2018
October 31, 1517, the first Martin, a Monk and a professor of moral theology,
made worldwide history. He came to reject
several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly
disputed the Catholic view on indulgences that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money.
Therefore, he proposed an academic discussion of the practice and the value of
indulgences, in his Ninety-five Theses, which he nailed to the door at
the University of Wittenberg, Germany.
Luther sent the Theses, along with a letter to Albert of Brandenburg,
the Archbishop of Mainz, on October 31, 1517, a date now considered the start
of the Protestant Reformation and commemorated annually as Reformation Day. He was later excommunicated (banished) from
the Catholic Church.
1999, the Lutheran Church and the Catholic Church signed an agreement, whereby
the Lutheran Church rescinded Martin Luther’s position on Salvation through
grace alone and apologized to the Catholic Church for “rebelling” against her
dogmas. They failed miserably in taking into account all of the other
disagreements Martin Luther raised regarding the Church: some of which opposed
the idea that the Pope was infallible;
that the Pope was the “beast” of Revelation
13:2 and was the Anti-Christ “beast”
spoken of in Revelation
October 31, 2017, the Evangelical Church and several other Protestant
denominations signed a similar agreement with the Catholic Church, in Rome, as
did the Lutherans; thus fulfilling Revelation
have learned over the years that the one thing a person should always do,
before signing a document is to read it in its totality. Unfortunately, my
Protestant brothers and sisters failed to read in its totality, the agreement
formulated by Rome. Click the link below, if you would care to read it. It is
long, but you can download a PDF of it, or read it online; it shows that the
Catholic Church has not changed any of her teachings, but the Protestant Church
Conflict to Communion:
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Monday, January 1, 2018
Each year in New York City, over a million people gather in Times Square, to watch the computerized LED lighting system, whose outer surface consist of triangular crystal panel referred to as “the ball drop”. The ball descends 141 feet (43 m) in 60 seconds down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59:00 p.m. EST, and resting at midnight to signal the start of the New Year.
They begin to gather early, despite the frigid weather to commemorate an old standing celebration, which has been held annually since 1907, except in 1942 and 1943 in observance of wartime blackouts. Many believe that by doing so, it will bring them some kind of good luck for the upcoming year.
However, here I go again, bursting somebody’s bubble, by telling you that by the time midnight arrives this year, the New Year will have been in place already for approximately 6.45 hours; in my area of the country, in America, the sun set today @ 5:22 pm.
In the beginning of creation, God stated that the sunset would begin the day. He says, ”…the evening and the morning” in Genesis 1:5; 8; 13; 19; 23; 31 and counted off each day of creation from one through six; then in Genesis 2:1-3, it says He finished His work because it was the Sabbath day.
Wow! All of those poor freezing people standing uncomfortably in Times Square, to watch a ball drop from the sky, as the lie concerning the beginning of the New Year is perpetuated; I have learned that it is best to check the reasons why I do things, before I do them, so as to avoid deception. Does it always work for me? No, but I have learned that the Holy Scriptures are always true and that if I check them as my first and/or last source, I am usually pretty safe.
Anyway, I praise God for the beginning of another year, despite when it started. I am glad to be here; what about you?
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Monday, December 25, 2017
Last week I shared with you the improbably of Christ being born on December 25th. This week, a friend shares a small portion with you relative to the date, the tree and why all the world, summarily believe, everything you heard.
Two key figures in the origin of Christmas are Nimrod, a great grandson of Noah, and his mother and wife, Semiramis, also known as Ishtar and Isis. Nimrod, known in Egypt as Osiris, was the founder of the first world empire at Babel, later known as Babylon (Genesis 10:8-12; 11:1-9). From ancient sources such as the "Epic of Gilgamesh" and records unearthed by archeologists from long-ruined Mesopotamian and Egyptian cities, we can reconstruct subsequent events.
After Nimrod's death (c. 2167 BC), Semiramis promoted the belief that he was a god. She claimed that she saw a full-grown evergreen tree spring out of the roots of a dead tree stump, symbolizing the springing forth of new life for Nimrod. On the anniversary of his birth, she said, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts under it. His birthday fell on the winter solstice at the end of December.
A few years later, Semiramis bore a son, Horus or Gilgamesh. She declared that she had been visited by the spirit of Nimrod, who left her pregnant with the boy. Horus, she maintained, was Nimrod reincarnated. With a father, mother, and son deified, a deceptive, perverted trinity was formed.
Semiramis and Horus were worshiped as "Madonna and child." As the generations passed, they were worshiped under other names in different countries and languages. Many of these are recognizable: Fortuna and Jupiter in Rome; Aphrodite and Adonis in Greece; and Ashtoreth/Astarte and Molech/Baal in Canaan.
During the time between Babel and Christ, pagans developed the belief that the days grew shorter in early winter because their sun-god was leaving them. When they saw the length of the day increasing, they celebrated by riotous, unrestrained feasting and orgies. This celebration, known as Saturnalia, was named after Saturn, another name for Nimrod.
Martin G. Collins
From Foreunner Commentary
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Monday, December 18, 2017
I want to thank ACPSLLC, for being my guest blogger last week. I hope you enjoyed the blog.
In America and in many parts of the world, December 25th is celebrated as the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Savior of the world. Just that last thought alone would cause a true Christian, to rejoice and be exceedingly glad, because they know that salvation from sin lies only in Christ.
However, most Christians have no idea about the true date of Christ’s birth. Therefore, allow me to share a couple of basic facts, about the true day of Christ’s death and go from there.
1. All around the world, every country has only twelve months to a year.
2. The amount of time given to form a child in the womb is nine months.
3. The Bible does not give us the month or day of Jesus’ birth, however,
4. The Bible does tell us the month and occasion of His death
5. In the month of Abib Exodus 12:4; on the 14th day, Numbers 9:1-3; The Israelites were to celebrate the Passover, by killing and eating the “Passover” lamb.
6. John, the Baptizer in John 1:29 said of Jesus, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world”.
7. He was baptized at 30 years of age – Luke 2:21-23
8. Jesus died on the day of Passover, Abib (Nisan) 14, 31 AD; which corresponds with April 5th, - at 33-1/2 years of age.
9. If you add six months to Jesus’ age at death, you will arrive at approximately the date of His birth. No one knows for sure, because He didn’t feel that it was that important
10. Therefore, we can logically conclude that Jesus was born in late September or early October.
You ask, “Well, how did we get to December 25th?” I will answer that question next week. In the meantime, happy holidays; enjoy the season; I do.
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Monday, December 11, 2017
December 13, 2017, +Articulate Communication Publications, SLLC will kick off its Kickstarter.
Articulate Communication Publications, SLLC is a boutique publishing company established in April 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. In December 2017, the company made a drastic decision to move to a small town on Route 66 in Bristow, Oklahoma. Because it is a Series Limited Liability Corporation, it allows multiple entities to grow under one umbrella without any changes.
ACPSLLC is a Christian based organization desirous of bringing positivity and innovation to the family-oriented community of Bristow, OK. As small business owners, we wish to boost the economy by enhancing the artistic goals of authors, musicians, entrepreneurs, and performers; to curb delinquency in the area and augment the historic value of Route 66. ACPSLLC is scheduled for greatness in being the first African American Business located on Bristow, Oklahoma’s Main Street.
We will accomplish our goals, by restoring the historic Root Furniture store building in Bristow, and extend our services to all within a wide radius, even internationally; we want to put Bristow on the International map. We anticipate a soft opening July 2018 and a grand opening by August 2018. By faith, we will use crowdfunding, grassroots funding, and good old-fashioned hard work. We earnestly wish to become the hub, which links Tulsa, OK and Oklahoma City, OK, on Route 66.
ACPSLLC agrees with Rieva Lesonsky (https://core.score.org/blog/2015/rieva-lesonsky/best-cities-start-business) who wrote an article for SCORE - “The Best Cities to Start a Business” - where she states, “Tulsa, OK is the #2 American city to start a business.” When you couple that fact, with WalletHub’s article (https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-to-start-a-business/2281), which lists Tulsa, OK as #4 and with Bristow, Oklahoma being 32 miles southwest of Tulsa, Oklahoma and 70 mile northeast of Oklahoma City, OK, it becomes a logical place for us. The site also analyzed the startup-friendliness of the 150 most-populated U.S. cities based on a variety of measurements: from the average five-year survival rate of small businesses, to the price of office space and the educational level of the local labor force. We are definitely a good fit for Bristow, OK.
Our umbrella will cover the following businesses named in conjunction with our tagline “PERFECT storm to Greatness”:
- The Wave Bookstore
- The Calm Reading Rooms
- The Breeze Event Center
- The Swirl Mailbox & Packaging Center
- The Thunder Print-on-Demand Center
- The Lightning Bolt Game Rooms (adult/children)
- The Tidal Coffee & Smoothie Shoppe
- The Rainbow Reading Room (children’s interactive center)
- The Wind Veggie Food Store
- House Museum
- The Storm Leasing Office & Incubator
- ACPSLLC© Publishing House
We need your support. We must reach $55,000 by December 19, 2017, to secure our $275,000 goal.
Read our White Paper for intricately detailed plans. How can you support us without spending any money:
Read our White Paper for intricately detailed plans. How can you support us without spending any money:
- Share our link
- Visit our page - your traffic will drive other traffic
- Tell as many people as you can
- Comment on our Kickstarter page
Monday, December 4, 2017
Have you ever considered the true meaning of “Joy?” According to the Encarta Dictionary: English (North America) online edition, this is what joy means: “great happiness:” feelings of great happiness or pleasure, especially of an elevated or spiritual kind; a pleasurable aspect of something or source of happiness.”
Allow me to zero in on the ‘spiritual’ aspect of happiness, for a moment. The Bible has 187 references for the word, ‘joy’; 66 of them, in the New Testament. With this many verses expressing content containing joy, obviously the Lord thought it was pretty important.
Nehemiah 8:10 states: “Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
“The joy of the Lord is your strength”; I cannot count how many days I had to repeat that statement, as I was alone raising my children. Being a divorcee with three young children to raise up is no small task. However, I learned countless numbers of lessons that I might not have learned, otherwise.
When I was asked to write a short story, for an anthology; one regarding a personal experience that carried a positive message of hope, endurance and victory, I immediately thought of some of the joys that I experienced during those days of single parenting. Hence the book, THE JOY OF MOTHERHOOD was developed, which is now on sale.
I encourage you to get a copy for yourself and one for some young mother that you know who may need some encouragement. I have learned that no one suffers needlessly, if he or she can glean precious lessons from the experience. Click here and get your copy today. You’ll be glad that you did.