The Backyard Preacher # 185″Fear Not”

Have no fear Nate is here.  I can’t save you but I can guide you to the edge of the cliff and allow you to choose to step off into either death or life based on your faith.  No harm will come to you no matter what you do.  You are the center of your solar system.  You are the maker of your reality.  You choose to fear or stand courage’s! Now decide.  

Fear Not
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It Also: HAPPENED AGAIN

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IT HAPPENED AGAIN: This is what Mario Murillo states in is article loathing the fact that “millions of Spirit-filled Christians voted for the Democratic party.”  Oh no!  We are going to reap God’s judgment now!  The silliness of the Evangelical church does not stop!  Murillo is one of its clowns leading a three ring circus of fear.  I want break down his article; but first I want to let you know why I am writing this.  I am not against Murillo; I am against the division this type of rhetoric creates.  Basically it is implied that Republicans are the party of God and Democrats the party of Satan.  Of course it is the same issue, abortion; and well add in some sex to spice it up.  Evangelicals seem to be more fascinated with sex than a teenager.

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              I am not accusing Murillo of being a racist as he assumes some people may think; I truly understand why he believes the way he does. I can understand this type of Christianity because I once possessed similar theology.  Murillo is disappointed in the African American church in which he claims 90% voted for the Democratic Party.  I am sure he used sound research to come up with that statistic.  Before that statement he seems offended by a quote which states “White men are the biggest terror threat.” Well it is true.  The white race has caused more terrorism in the United States than any other to date.  He writes in horror that “We are left with the inescapable conclusion that born-again and Spirit-filled Christians in large numbers voted for the Democratic Party.” Oh no! Not the Democratic Party!  The Party that desires to expand healthcare, raise the minimum wage, protect the rights of minorities, and just be nice people to each other.  We do not need to change religious beliefs Murillo, we need to get our hermeneutics correct; or at least try.  I think love would fall into a good category to start.

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              But of course I hate the babies because I support democrats; how can I be a Christian and vote pro-? Life, death, I do not know; can we just stop! We could be more of a church if we decided to let go of our theological egos.  Can we ever admit that even the most adept theologian cannot explain “clearly” verses in the Bible?  As ministers we try by God’s grace.  Claiming absolute knowledge is lying to the people who trust us.

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            Murillo claims that, “A vote is not a statement just of what you are against but also what you are for.” Well if that was the case we never would vote.  We cannot be for and or against everything a politician or a Party is for.  His claim makes no sense.  And here we go Psalms 138:13 we can spin verses however you want, let me assure you none of them are clear. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” The Psalmist seems to be expounding on his desire to be in God’s presence from beginning to end, to be delighted in the Lord, to allow the Lord to search him and be united to him.  I really do not think that David understood biology or medical science very well.  But maybe; who knows?  Regardless I am not a fan of abortion; who is?  It is a serious event in a woman’s life that can be forever life altering.  As a Christian I would never counsel anyone to have an abortion, and I would never judge a woman who has.  It is not my place, my places to love not legislate morality.  We do not know what put that woman in that place.  We cannot understand her pain.  Further if you want to play by Murillo’s rules by voting Republican you are voting to keep in place policies that create catalyst for abortions.  Poverty being a major catalyst; but who cares about the poor as Jesus said, “They will always be with us.”  See, I can spin verses like records.

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             Murillo states, “Have you ever wondered why Planned Parenthood fights so hard to convince a fetus is not a person? Even they know, if a fetus is indeed a person abortion is taking a human life.”  No, Mario I did not, and you did not give us your opinion either.  I am assuming because you think that Planned Parenthood is some demonic entity that is bent on killing as many unborn babies as possible.  I am sure you think that they have a production goal that they must reach.  You, and Evangelicals like you are what is dividing the church.  I can agree with you on some points.  I do not think that abortions should be celebrated, life is precious; all life.  We do not however know when a fetus is ensouled. We don’t and we probably never will.  To believe, at the time of conception is just a guess.

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            You state that some Democrats believe that the Bible can be hateful.  Yes, it can be hateful.  The KKK, the Confederate Army, and slave owners defended their actions with Bible verses.  You say that we should not leave Jesus out of the voting booth, I agree.  The fact is the majority of the Republicans platforms are anti-Christ.  You are right, we are seeing damage done by Christians the problem is it is coming from you; not the people you are pointing fingers at.

Please share: and be sure to check out Mario Murillo and read his article “IT HAPPENED AGAIN” https://mariomurilloministries.wordpress.com/2018/11/08/it-happened-again/

 

 

 

 

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Takeaway from the Mid-Term Elections

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           As I get older I am told I am supposed to care more about the serious issues in the country.  Well, Michigan did legalize recreational cannabis and that is not extremely far drive for this Iowa resident.  Looks like trips to Michigan are in the future!  Anyway, see I am almost 39 years old, I should be serious about who I vote for.  Sadly the older and wiser or crazier I get, the less it seems to matter.  I posted on Facebook yesterday that I did not really care that I would much rather jump into the abyss and become one with the Universe.  With all of that said, this is my take away from the mid-term elections.

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            The Democrats regained control of the House, the Senate is firmly in the hands of the Republicans and well the white house is still occupied by a white man.  From the looks of things the feel of a country divided present.  In fact a greater divide may stir as the Democrats can now use their newly restored powers to attack the president.  One thing I hate to see is the division that has taken place.  Also, I am always amused at the Evangelical vote.  I am what many would describe as a progressive liberal evangelical; if that makes any sense at all.  I look upon people I call my brothers and sisters in Christ with curiosity.

            I am sure there were many churches gathered together and people at home in prayer over the election as if it was a fight between good and evil; as if God really cares about who us silly humans elect into office.  Of course most Evangelicals side with “conservative” candidates and many vote based on the “pro-life” movement which is a political scam.

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            Don’t get me wrong I support freedom.  That is why I am a progressive liberal Christian.  I do not think that people should be burdened with laws pertaining to personal morality; rather we need laws that protect the rights of people as humans.  I am all about freedom; dangerously close to Libertarian.  I think that deep down many Evangelicals feel the same way but, in my experience many live in fear of who they vote for and support, as my grandmother use to say, “We will have to answer for the things I have done before God.”  Well, if Jesus died for my sins why would I answer to anyone?

            Fear motivates people.  Fear especially motivates most Christians.  Politicians have been using the Bible and the fear of hellfire to get them elected and or rule over people for a long time.  Perfect love cast out all fear.  Rest in the Lord.  Be at peace in your heart.  Sit back, mediate, pray, sip on some coffee and realize everything is okay.  While much of politics is trivial and entertaining and good material to write about; some issues are important as Christians.  I believe Christians need to focus on what will help people live the best life possible.

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            We need to stop voting just on the abortion debate. I have written many times that I do not favor abortions but I am not the one that conducts them, and I am not the woman having one done.  If there is any judgement it is reserved for them not anyone else.  Each person has to live with their own actions.  While I would like to see abortion eliminated, I understand that the culture we live in does not do anything to help the issue.  Here though are the issues that would.

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            The minimum wage; essentially we encourage modern slavery by allowing companies extreme profits from labor.  Healthcare, should we not provide each other healthcare no matter what?  Why should healing someone cost money?  While the LGBT community has gained much ground in their fight for basic rights, as Christians we need to become more inclusive and understanding of people who may have different lifestyles. We must also be inclusive in our places of worship. Being gay is not a sin!  The justice system needs a complete makeover.  It is time to not be the country with the greatest prison population.  That is nothing to be proud of.  We can start by eliminating racism from the justice system; easier said than done.

            Ok, so I got a little more serious than I said I would.  Yet I think we can all take a missions trip to Michigan this summer and talk over bong hits about these matters and try to understand what we are all about as Christians.  Christianity is not a political party; it is a way of life.

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Alert:Donald Trump to Suspend Habeas Corpus

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On March 3rd, 1863 then President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Habeas Corpus Suspension Act. This gave the president unprecedented power over the Union States. Many of you readers who understand, know what I am writing is very dangerous as the same cabals active during the Civil War are active today. Many believe that this is the work of the Illuminati, no, it is the act of the powers of evil, fallen angels who have deceived mankind from time immemorial. The Illuminati seeks to fight back at these evil ones and bring light, love, and peace to humankind. I am among those who seek global awakening and the Kingdom of Heaven within the hearts of the people. The evil of this world, and worlds beyond have as in times past lifted a leader by blinding the hearts the people; exalting their egos. Today’s leader is Donald Trump, Mike pence, and many within his administration. Before you read further you must be warned that being caught in possession of this material can be very dangerous as the powers that be will seek to eliminate this information from the internet.

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Trump does not care about his followers. His agenda is the complete control of the United States to lead the United States into an oligarchy similar in formula to Putin’s Russia. As of today, November 4, 2018 there is a caravan of thousands of migrants who are planning to enter the United States seeking asylum. Warning: the caravan may be funded by the Republican Party to create a situation in which Trump is now sending 15,000 troops to the southern border. Trump calls the migrants an “invasion” if Trump can convince the public that the United States is being “invaded” Trump may have the power to use the Habeas Corpus Suspension Act. This would give Trump the power to use the military against civilians who do not follow his commands. This would also allow Trump to sign executive orders freely with no recourse from the courts. Just as the American people of the North submitted although grudgingly to Lincoln’s use of powers during the Civil War. Lincoln who has been created into a godlike president touted as the greatest president ever to school children, while during his day he was one of the most hated. The elimination of slavery was the only triumph of the Civil War, but rest assured that Lincoln had no concern for freeing slaves until it was to his advantage. Lincoln desired to eliminate state rights, Lincoln succeeded as of today States have the least amount of rights ever possessed since the formation of the Union.

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Trump also desires to eliminate State rights. Trump has a powerful following, a following who are willing to die for his cause. We see this in groups such as the Proud Boys, and other white nationalist organizations. The major threat to the Union is the radical Evangelical Church. These people truly believe that God has placed Trump into power, their eyes and hears have been so filled with deception that Trump acts with their unwavering support. To be fair I was once a deceived Evangelical Christian. I love my Evangelical Christian friends, it hurts me to see them so deceived.

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Trump is not a young man, as of today he is 72 years old. His Vice President Mike Pence is only 59 and will be the next to take charge of the future Oligarchy. You may think that this is not possible. Do you think that the people of this country years before the Civil War ever thought that a war between the States would be possible? It seems unrealistic, yet, the dark ones have created this scenario before. This time there will not be a War. This time, it will be complete government control. A theocracy set up in the name of Trump with Pence being groomed to take command. We will see violence take place from left wing groups although they will be routed out be the military imprisoned and executed. I will probably be arrested for writing this letter having diverged the secrets of the evil cabals. The Illuminati will do everything that we can to try to stop these actions from taking place or at best give comfort to those being persecuted. We will try to bring the kingdom of heaven to earth although it will only be found in the elect.

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Please be warned that these events are already taking place. The caravan is on the move creating Trump’s opportunity to send a division size element of troops to the border. He is calling this an “invasion” and is planting the seeds for the suspension of habeas corpus. The people of America will happily give up their rights for the cause of Trump’s nationalism. Although Trump is only one player in this global scheme. Trump will complete the deal with Russia to attack Europe. Seven Kings will eventually rule with Mike Pence and Vladimir Putin being two of the kings. They will rule the world and there is very little we can do about it. Let us encourage each other as we see the day draw near.
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The Unknown Philosopher

The Backyard Preacher Podcast #55

As we are still trying to get over the election of 2016 hoping that things do not get any worse, Nate gives us some words of Jesus regarding division.  As you know we are experiencing great division in this country.  Is it a sign of the times? Are we on a path towards a great revival?  Or our we headed down the road of destruction?  Find out on this episode of The Backyard Preacher Podcast.

The Church Should Read its own Parables Given by the Master (The Backyard Preacher Podcast #52)

The church needs to read our own parables given by our Master.  We should also ask for repentance for our love of money.  Money has truly become our God.

The Backyard Preacher #51 Podcast (The end of America s we know it.)

You can allow the outcome of this election destroy your inner peace, cause division in your household, and literally cause an end to America as you know it or come to an understanding that the Kingdom of Heaven is near and has nothing to do with American politics. No matter who is elected next month let us fear not and continue in the Spirit of love to all people.

The end of America as we know it

Soon after the election of 2016 America as we know it will come to an end. Yes that is right we are on the edge of a complete collapse of the United States as we know it. That is if you believe some big name preachers and church leaders such as Franklin Graham. The conservative reverend has stated that America is close to its end like a new reincarnation of Babylon. http://www.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-warns-america-our-end-will-be-near-160821/

Of course as we know looking back at history all countries and empires come to an end, it is natural; I am not hoping for America’s end, I find it hilarious that so many are so worried. The modern “Super Apostle” Dutch Sheets who I do not believe has officially endorsed either candidate, yet you do not have to be smarter than a 5th grader to know whom he and his “Appeal to Heaven” movement is appealing will win the election. I myself heard Dutch speak to a local congregation during the primaries he spoke in disdain that a “socialist” was doing well in the polls. Of course he did not mention Bernie Sanders by name but you get my point. You can read all about his desire for a President and in his view the vital importance we vote for the right candidate.

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Finally there is Jerry Falwell Jr. I could not be more saddened by the President of Liberty University the school I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. I do not even have to share a link to let you know how Falwell thinks and as a President of a major not for profit University I feel it is inappropriate for him to drag the University its students and alumni through having to associate ourselves with the likes of Trump.

Yet all is well, Hillary Clinton will become the next president and all of prophecies will change and the Republican Party will do its best to keep Hillary from doing anything positive. I am reminded of when Obama became President the world was also coming to an end, yet here we are 8 years later and in my opinion America has never been better. This is in fact the best time to be alive! So what is it that the far right radical Christian conservatives want? I believe that they would be happy with a Christian theocracy while complaining about Islamic sharia law it would not be a problem for them to impose a Christian one. The hypocrisy is beyond reproach. They cry about gun rights, welfare, LGBT rights, and abortion and while I consider myself be pro-life there is much that could be done to prevent the number of senseless abortions in this country. (Poverty=abortion). There also must be an understanding when the mother’s life is in danger, it does no one any good if two lives die when one could be saved.

Personally I am not a big Hillary Clinton fan and I am definitely not a Donald Trump fan. I was a huge Bernie Sanders supporter I even gave him a dollar through his website. I am not saying that the Presidential election is not a rigged, owned by Wall Street, and a dog and pony show. As a matter of fact I think it kind of is. Do you know what I think is so hilarious? Yet at the same time sad, the way many conservative Christians truly believe any of this matters.   Many conservative Christians feel that the end is truly near, that America is at a crossroads. Let me put it like this every day each of us is at a crossroads in life. Every day we must decide to be good people or not. Every day we must have faith that God is in control regardless of what we think is right or wrong, instead of trying to place so much energy in this kingdom our energy must be placed in our heavenly Kingdom.

We do need to appeal to heaven, not for the next president of the United States but for the spiritual awakening of mankind. Not a people who desires to force Christian law upon a people, but to allow them to choose. To see Christ in all people just as if we were entertaining angels. To pray God’s will be done His Kingdom come! Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton will bring about any of these changes. This is not about Supreme Court appointments it is about human enlightenment.

Let us take some time to think about what the Master said in regard to politics which divide us as Christians. Jesus said “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mark 3:25, NIV). We as Christians must stand united in living out a lifestyle that follows Jesus. Jesus himself was not overly concerned with the politics of his day. He desired that even his people under occupation from the Romans render unto Caesar what is Caesars. He was in opposition to the religious leadership of his nation yet even in opposition cried out to call Jerusalem together. In much the same way I am calling us to come together in unity for the true Kingdom.

In closing I desire to ease your fears, it is going to be ok! Regardless of who becomes President of the United States we have nothing to fear, and if you do fear then you are in need of healing. A supernatural healing to soften your heart and allow love to enter in, as the Apostle said love drives out all fear. It is time we stopped listening to who we think are our Christian leaders and look within ourselves, at the law written on our hearts. To not just listen without question but instead question everything. To not assume that we know anything, but be humble enough to say we know nothing. We will witness good leaders, bad leaders, and leaders in between. While human leaders do have an impact on our earthly lives, they have absolutely no impact on our spiritual lives; unless we let them. This is why I stated that America as we know it will come to an end. It is basically your call. You can allow the outcome of this election destroy your inner peace, cause division in your household, and literally cause an end to America as you know it or come to an understanding that the Kingdom of Heaven is near and has nothing to do with American politics. No matter who is elected next month let us fear not and continue in the Spirit of love to all people.