Archive for July, 2013

Why shouldn’t children have the right to access medical Cannabis?

Shouldn’t it be the decision of the parents and not the state? Please be sure to share and weigh in with your thoughts.

The Sin of Pharisaism – How can you help or calm the madness?

The Sin of Pharisaism

Pharisaism is alive and well on planet earth. Pharisaism is popular among deacon boards and church councils, hospitality committees and choir rooms, and yes, even pulpits and pews and prayer rails, of Christian churches everywhere. Pharisaism knows no denominational or status boundaries. You can find the sin of Pharisaism everywhere God’s people come together. How can we rid ourselves of this creepy, tenacious sin, the sin Jesus condemned with greater vehemence than any other?by Jerry Gentry

“He began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy” (Luke 12:1).

Jesus shows utter repugnance with only one type of sinner, the Pharisee. Jesus issues his strongest rebukes to these most religious people. Jesus condemns the sin of Pharisaism with all the verge and vigor of total righteous indignation. Jesus despises Pharisaism and lets loose His strongest words of reproof against this sin:

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!”

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!”

Seven times recorded by Matthew and one additional time recorded by Luke, Jesus thunders the words: “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!”

It becomes quite obvious that Jesus Christ considers Pharisaism a serious sin, one worthy of His strongest rebukes, one he has little patience for, one he refuses to tolerate.

But just what is the sin of Pharisaism? Do you know a Pharisee? Do you yourself commit the sin of Pharisaism? How can you identify this sin, root it out, and never again be found guilty of this heinous offense called the sin of Pharisaism?

According to Jesus, this sin of Pharisaism calls for greater rebukes than the sin of adultery. Concerning the woman caught in the act of adultery, Jesus “lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, [and] he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?” (Joh 8:10). “She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more” (v. 11).

But, to the Pharisee, he shouts: “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!”

A notorious murderer of Christians once saw a blinding light and later told his story: “And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks (Acts 26:14). The challenging question, “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” is gentle by comparison to Jesus words to the Pharisees. Hereby, former Saul becomes the apostle Paul, born an apostle out of season. He later writes to young Timothy, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief” (1Tim. 1:15).

But to the Pharisees, Jesus retorts: “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!” Yes, Jesus unleashed His harshest language of rebuke and condemnation upon the sin of Pharisaism.

Concerning a thief, the apostle Paul admonished “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth (Eph. 4:28). This language of “Let him that stole steal no more” is hardly the kind of language Jesus used against the sin of Pharisaism.

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves” (Matt. 23:15).

From scripture, it comes quite clear that Jesus Christ equates the sin of Pharisaism with being “the child of hell,” a frightening thought. Nowhere in the scripture is any other sin equated as such&emdash;not adultery, not murder, not theft&emdash;only the sin of Pharisaism! Surely, then, Christians should be on the lookout for the sin of Pharisaism and make every effort to identify this sin, ‘fess up to it, and root it out of our lives. Continue reading

Wendy Davis raked in almost $1 million after filibuster

All politicians work for money! NOTHING LESS !!!!

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(CNN) – Her quest to stop a bill placing new restrictions on abortions may have been stymied, but Texas Sen. Wendy Davis is seeing an upside: a spike in fundraising.

The Democrat brought in $933,000 between June 17 and June 30, according to figures provided by her political organization. That brought her cash-on-hand to more than a million dollars.

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Why are universities trying to limit access to breast cancer tests?

Sad reality. Cancer is big business… but Cannabis is fighting back, our planet seems to have a living spirit and our “authorities” should respect mother planet Earth.

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Short answer: Because universities would rather make money than save lives.

Timothy Lee explains in the Washington Post:

When the Supreme Court ruled that you couldn’t patent human genes, Ambry Genetics began offering women a test for the BRCA genes, which are linked to breast cancer. But last week, Myriad Genetics, the firm that has enjoyed a de facto monopoly on BRCA tests in recent years, sued. It argues that despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, it still has patents covering Ambry’s product.

Myriad is the lead plaintiff, but two universities also signed on to the lawsuit: the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Utah Research Foundation. These schools own BRCA-related patents, which they have licensed exclusively to Myriad.Why are universities trying to force a potentially life-saving cancer test off the market? A spokeswoman for the University of Pennsylvania declined to comment for this story, and a University of…

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George Zimmerman fears vigilante justice

George Zimmerman fears vigilante justice, seems ironic indeed!

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Seems ironic, doesn’t it?

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How the Snowden Leaks Are Leveling the Oversight Playing Field

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Philip Bump writes at the Atlantic Wire:

“We are overseen by everybody,” NSA Chief Keith Alexander lamented last year, reiterating, as he likes to do, that the agency’s surveillance is subservient to all three branches of government. Congress passes the laws, the judiciary evaluates them, and the executive branch implements them.

Except that Congress is generally kept in the dark on details. And except that courts have been stymied in assessing the constitutionality of the behavior behavior. Both thanks to the stinginess of Barack Obama’s executive branch that runs the show. Now, thanks to whistleblower Edward Snowden, that’s shifting.

Last week, we outlined the new, relatively modest push for reform in the legislative branch. Much of that reform centers on the role of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court, which is singularly responsible for assessing and approving the government’s requests for authorization to conduct surveillance activity. The…

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Obama to Bush 41: We are a ‘gentler nation’ because of you

CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) — It was a homecoming for former President George H.W. and former first lady Barbara Bush at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday where they joined President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, in presenting the Points of Light honor for extraordinary work in community service.

The Points of Light Foundation, now the world’s largest service organization coordinating volunteer projects, started during the Bush administration. The 41st president serves as the non-partisan, non-profit foundation’s honorary chairman and his son, Neil Bush, is the president.

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Thanks to Edward Snowden, FISA court will publish secret decision

I agree with Kevin Drum on his post. “Would say that Edward Snowden has helped the US, not harmed it. Tough Love.

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Read Kevin Drum’s post.

I would say that Edward Snowden has helped the US, not harmed it. Tough love.

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