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RAMJR

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  • [5] September 16, 2014 at 12:14am

    Corporal punishment must be measured & controlled.
    It’s purpose is not to wound but to correct.
    Properly administered, it is a necessary & important part of raising a child to maturity.
    When we spanked our young children (up to about the age of 8 or so), we first should have them explain to us exactly why they were being spanked & verbally acknowledge what standard they have/had disobeyed. This is so they know their spanking is for disobedience, not because we were ticked off.
    We spank them five, or so, times in rapid succession on a bare bottom. Thus, discipline is restrained & controlled. It’s never right for a parent simply to haul off & start whaling on a child.
    There should also be, it least it was when my dad spanked me, the rule that the parent who administered the discipline was also the parent who supplied the comfort. Some of our tenderest moments with our children came when they sink into our chests for comfort after a needed spanking. Their will had been broken but not their spirit. & to be honest, my dad cried more than I did, I felt his not wanting to spank me, but the love he gave me, after the spanking gave me the clarity why. & it is what is missing/destroying, in my opinion, the values we have in our nation, proper & moral values.
    Peterson’s problem isn’t that he spanked his child, but he went too far.
    Let’s hope in dealing out discipline to Adrian Peterson, civil authorities & the Vikings don’t make the same mistake.

  • [3] September 16, 2014 at 12:05am

    Adrian Peterson was right to spank, wrong to break the skin. The Bible indicates it is a form of child abuse to withhold corporal punishment when a child needs it. “Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him” (Proverbs 13:24).
    The purpose of discipline is to turn a child into an adult, who develops the capacity to make intelligent, mature, life-affirming choices because he has learned that making foolish, unwise & disobedient choices only brings pain. That’s the way life works. The purpose of spanking in the life of a child is for him to connect disobedience with pain. He learns that sin is costly.
    This is why spanking should only be administered in cases of willful disobedience & not in cases of childish immaturity or accidents.
    Spanking is necessary because every child is a fallen, sinful, self-directed creature by birth. “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,” says Solomon in Proverbs 22:15, “but the rod drives it far from him.”
    The writer of Proverbs, you will note, refers to a “rod” rather than to the parent’s hand. This is so the child associates discipline with an object rather than the hand of his parent. Thus the parents’ hands are only extended to the child to comfort or to help.
    Many parents have discovered that a wooden spoon works wonders. Applied to the bare bottom of a misbehaving child, it smarts, stings, but it does not wound/bruise or break the skin. & trust me, kids get the point.
    (Cont)

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  • September 15, 2014 at 11:32pm

    Adrian Peterson was right to spank, wrong to break the skin. The Bible indicates it is a form of child abuse to withhold corporal punishment when a child needs it. “Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him” (Proverbs 13:24).
    In other words, parents should never say to a child, “I love you, but I’m going to have to spank you.” They should say, “Because I love you, I must spank you. I love you too much not to correct you when you need it.”
    The purpose of discipline is to turn a child into an adult, who develops the capacity to make intelligent, mature, life-affirming choices because he has learned that making foolish, unwise & disobedient choices only brings pain. That’s the way life works. The purpose of spanking in the life of a child is for him to connect disobedience with pain. He learns that sin is costly.
    This is why spanking should only be administered in cases of willful disobedience & not in cases of childish immaturity or accidents.
    Spanking is necessary because every child is a fallen, sinful, self-directed creature by birth. “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,” says Solomon in Proverbs 22:15, “but the rod drives it far from him.”
    The writer of Proverbs, you will note, refers to a “rod” rather than to the parent’s hand. This is so the child associates discipline with an object rather than the hand of his parent. Thus the parents’ hands are only extended to the child to comfort or to help.
    God Bless

  • [4] September 15, 2014 at 8:58pm

    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

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  • [3] September 15, 2014 at 8:58pm

    Ephesians 4:17-32 (NIV): So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles [non-Christians] do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.

    That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

    Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
    (Cont)

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  • [5] September 15, 2014 at 8:15pm

    Capital Punishment is a value, let alone action, that has been missing in substance, justice and restitution for many years. The example of accurate and quick justice lays blind from Equal Justice, because in order for that to happen you have to hold all accountable that aid either side in defiance if not lies and liars.
    In a nation that claims “Justice for all”, that never meant to stick them in a cell, feed them, give them more rights than even our elderly. And it clearly only, in the value of prison, was meant for restitution for crimes, and criminals, that hold rehabilitation accountable. Not murderers, rapists, molesters, pedophiles and or kidnappers.
    The only way defiance of a prisoner turns to respect and fear, is to exercise that form of Equal Justice.

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  • [12] September 15, 2014 at 5:53pm

    Islam of young boys looks like this. What do you think the Islam of women look like? remember, women are considered property, not even human in value and authority. Just the same as cattle.

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  • [1] September 15, 2014 at 5:45pm

    Here is the video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRWCMSmkL3U

  • [1] September 15, 2014 at 5:42pm

    If the value of Islam, is ever released on out streets, these same fools will be praying for us to have a military strong enough to defend us, just from what they brought to us from within, through ‘multiculturalism’, tenured traitors, non-term limit judges more in line with Socialism than our Constitution or even laws, and restitution that will be setting up firing squads state to state to deal with all that brought it to our shores, schools, colleges, government, environmentalists, churches and ‘community organizers’.
    The easiest way to keep all of the above out, has always been Capital Punishment…what would really be, “For the children” and really bring the security of this nation back under control, under real Equal Justice, completely.

  • [4] September 15, 2014 at 5:33pm

    A ‘church’ was never a building, the same as the ‘tent’ where the High Priest hung the ‘Holy of Holies’ veil that only the High Priest could enter. The presence of God is within those that are His, their hearts, not brick, wood & or fabric.
    The ‘legality’ of this is an earthly value, but one that will give a definite split to a defining of ‘Christian’ that coexists/accepts sin, calling it of God, the same as Paul dealt with.
    Personally, I think it is foolish to spend this kind of money for a building, but I hope the wisdom of God & knowledge He gives is the reason this has to happen, & not foolish pride that has no part of God.
    I have a friend, who is staying with the ‘church’ his whole family has been with…even as it accepts immorality. One of the reasons I left the church I grew up in from birth. It left God…so I left it. In doing so, I found a church that celebrates completing books of the Bible, chapter by chapter & verse by verse, & through that stand,which was hard, leaving those I grew up with, to a God with grace so abundant, he looks at even our enemies, & wants nothing but love & for them to see the error of their ways. The same value that took a radical murderer of Christians, a Pharisee of Pharisee’s…to become the path for all Gentiles, all who are not Jewish, the ability to come to know Christ, repent & become followers of Christ.
    We have to remember, wolves ran so close to Jesus, it only took thirty pieces of silver, to turn on even Him.

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  • [1] September 15, 2014 at 4:37pm

    And while we have that ignorance against Christianity here…here is how Islam treats just little boys alone:
    This is the way Islam treats little boys…Do you wonder how they would treat women?

    Lebanese Muslim “Amused” By Terrified Little Children He Threatens To Behead‏

    http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/147351-knife-man-liked-scene-of-kids-crying-mom-loved-the-video

    …But that goodness you can’t have cross stickers on helmets! That’s just going over the line! Give me a break!

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  • [1] September 15, 2014 at 2:25pm

    At one point, players had a choice in what they wore. If fact their contracts said as much. remember we had players that even marketed different brands. You had jersey’s the players wear one week by Reebok…the next Nike or other brands.
    I’m not sure the reasoning for the shirt turned inside out, but the fact it was makes it even a bigger story than if he just was allowed to wear it in the first place.
    God will use those that are of Him, and those that are not for His purposes. Many times, we won’t understand it or even connect the dots…The ‘dots’ may not even be connected at this time, since He isn’t on our timeline…we are on His.
    God Bless

  • [9] September 15, 2014 at 11:56am

    (3)
    We all have doubts, good days, bad days…the evil prospers & does the good of this world…& we all are left with a choice to deny without taking the time, deny after taking the time, ignorantly follow doing nothing to strengthen our belief/knowledge, passionately follow & grow on our path of sanctification, discernment & wisdom God can only give or follow other sources that mislead, lie to, deceive or try & trick.
    My friend wasn’t ready…& I wasn’t ready for my friend. God knew this, & had the perfect timing for both my friend & myself to see God, in different ways.
    I did warn him, because once he got it, he wanted to save his friends…& they did to him, what he did to me…& I simply told him, “If I had done what you did, what do you think would have been the reaction from those that knew the old me?” He said, “I’d probably have thought you were nuts.” I told him, “Their just doing what you would have. Pray for them, like I did for you. I didn’t tell you I prayed for you, I didn’t chase you & I didn’t leave you as you mocked me & God. Do the same, in love, for them.”

    I only have control of one destiny…as much as I would love many that I love to come to know Christ…they won’t, & they have to make their own decision, that only faith can bring.
    I pray other Atheists come to know God, even better than I do, which isn’t very much in my opinion. I’m not happy, unless I’m talking about God, & I wish I had the wisdom I pray for.
    God Bless

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  • [7] September 15, 2014 at 11:43am

    (2)
    My friend clearly had something on his mind, other than just catching up…& somehow I knew it. I called him on it, & he was quiet for a long time, then confessed what he was going through. I could feel the hate, the anger that was building within him…& I prayed to God for someone near him to know him & bring him to come to God with all this.
    I listened, as he vented. He poured his heart out to me, & I prayed to God, “Why would you send him to me? I’m not dealing with what he’s going through…but I was dealing with doubt, anger/hatred in other ways…& I asked God for His words of wisdom, not mine.
    My friend listened, as I went point by point in what he DID have, not what he didn’t…& then, within deep in me, I knew someone near him had tried to get him to go to church. He laughed at me as I asked him, “Do you know someone who has wanted you to go to church?” It was quiet, for a minute, & my friend said, “Yes, one of my neighbors.” I told him that at the church I went to we had a therapist, who for free would see people to help them…& a total stranger, that didn’t know him to be biased would be a good way for him to vent & it wouldn’t go any further.
    After making him promise to talk to his friend, & one time to go to his church, he finally promised he would.
    About a month went by, & I worried, “Did I do enough?”
    He called me. He has accepted Christ, & asked me, “Why didn’t you share God with me?” The answer, “You weren’t ready.”
    (Cont)

  • [6] September 15, 2014 at 11:31am

    This is kind of like what one of my friends, an Atheist, is going through. The same language/tone he tells me that “This is all there is”, has been questioned, through his own eyes/ears to start to feel the faith, “What if”.
    I can’t change a persons heart, only God can…but just as Thomas, called ‘doubting Thomas’ had to see, had to feel/experience before he would accept, many scientists, archeologists, teachers/professors, have to do the work to find the truth…& to be honest, my Christians I know that were once one of these & or Atheists have a faith greater than most ‘Christians’ that just go to church, because their parents make them…& then when they get old enough, quit.
    I commend Atheists, ones that do “question with boldness, even the existence of God” (Part of a quote by Thomas Jefferson), because when you give no wiggle room, because you do ‘seek’, ‘knock’, ‘ask’ & ‘pray’ for God, He will show you, if your serious.
    One of my Atheist friends use to mock me, point out when I screwed up or cussed, & flatly told me he wanted nothing to do with God…& it took him years, even moving away, far away…& almost losing everything. To call me. I was struggling myself. I had fallen off a ladder, ruptured all the ligaments in my foot & other injuries that left me partially disabled & having to hire an attorney for a company I thought would always be there for me. “Why was God doing this”, was my thought, but He wasn’t.
    And then I got a phone call…
    (Cont)

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  • [4] September 15, 2014 at 11:05am

    What do you think would be the news if this was a Tea Party parade…and not Islamic one showing, even inside America what place they want to put us…while feasting on tax dollars, entitlements, etc.
    Of course this is the NEW New York that has had the same type leadership, with both an R…and now a D, but really an S (Socialist).

  • [2] September 15, 2014 at 10:28am

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    So what is the answer?
    Our government actually pushes/pimps out covet these days. Why?
    The answer to envy is worship.
    In worship, we see God as He is, & we understand how little we understand!
    In worship, our focus is removed from our neighbor/ourselves, & riveted on God alone. When that happens, we gain perspective, understanding that the end of wickedness is ruin and loss, & the end of the pursuit of God is joy forever.
    Think about just the comparing of our ‘political Parties’ to a ‘War on Woman’ campaign. The words sound so convincing. The anger grows about how can you pay a man more than a woman…and then you have politicians, running for office, pushing covet, distractions and distortions…unless you look at Islam, just through our ‘friends’.
    Saudi Arabia has always said their our friends. Their portrayed by media, movies & politicians in that way…but if you want to talk about evil, & a war on woman, we have to look past the fact they use oil for evil, & keep our leadership quiet, but not in the dark…They all know how evil Islam really is, & Sharia Law is Saudi Arabia.
    They execute homosexuals today…Do Christians today?
    They don’t allow women to vote, drive or even leave the house, without permission. Do Christians?
    They will murder their own children, & call it ‘Honor Killings’. Do Christians?
    They lie, cheat & steal…& their god calls them to do so. Do Christians get that pass from their God?
    Even Atheists can see, Islam is evil.

  • [3] September 15, 2014 at 10:15am

    But this isn’t true. This is Islam…It’s just been exposed, & they don’t like it.
    We’ve given ‘wiggle room’ to this standing/standards for years. We’ve allowed the ‘double talk’ of the defined word ‘peace’ mean the same thing as ‘hope’ & ‘change’ is to many in that same way…If the definition has a heart for a different standing/standard, you can go anywhere you want, with any word you want, & redefine it, any way you choose, to confuse, deceive & distort truth…& still call it truth.
    The wicked prosper. Have you noticed? Embezzlers get rich, if they don’t get caught. Liars win the race. Scoundrels get the girl. Mean-spirited gossipers get voted “most friendly.” …that’s where the trouble really begins. When we start to speculate about why the wicked prosper, we can’t help but envy their success, even when it’s ill-gained. That is Islam…but so much more.
    In the Bible, the psalmist saw the same thing. He told God, “My wicked neighbor has the world by the tail! He’s prosperous, fat, happy & proud. And that’s just the outside! I don’t even want to begin to speculate about what’s in his filthy heart! And here I am, playing by the rules & struggling just to make it through the day?! What gives, God?! Are you paying attention?!”
    If we let this kind of thinking/actions run free, we’ll certainly be the most miserable among men.
    Read all of Psalms 73. The questions he asked, we still ask today…but we go to the wrong sources for answers we can’t understand.
    (Cont)

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  • [3] September 14, 2014 at 11:30pm

    So if this turns out to be another Muslim Islamist attack inside America, will it be called ‘workplace violence’ also?
    Here is the value we think we can sit down with, allow to join our military, become politicians and leadership within this country…or even living in this country. Take a look:

    ‘ISIS Terrorist: “You Cannot Imagine The Pleasure You Get From Cutting Off A Baby’s Head”‏’

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/09/you-cannot-imagine-the-pleasure-you-get-from-cutting-off-a-babys-head

  • [7] September 14, 2014 at 9:23pm

    And yet, even many, who know what a Muslim is and Islam stands for, call this a lie…and even President Obama a liar…Maybe we should listen to someone who use to believe the lies and liars, and not aid them:
    ‘Former Muslim To President Obama: “I Can Tell You, With Confidence, That ISIL Speaks For Islam”‏’
    http://midnightwatcher.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/former-muslim-to-president-obama-i-can-tell-you-with-confidence-that-isil-speaks-for-islam/

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