Sunday, October 12, 2008

"Not Heavenly Bound" -by Tony Rubolotta

Heli-gunner Tom

Old Solder Tom's Journal--

Tony Rubolotta

Not Heavenly Bound
October 11, 2008

I find it amusing when high-profile people on the left become so outspoken with feigned outrage when told they are going to hell. The typical protest contains the token “who are you to judge me”, as if judging a person by their behavior and beliefs is some breach of proper conduct. The irony of course is that most devout leftists are not only atheists but are also fanatic anti-religionists. Why are they concerned about a destination in which they don’t believe? Or maybe they do, and want to drag as many along with them as they can?

Most liberals (as distinguished from leftists) I know claim to be religious but worship some impotent god of “infinite love” with no capacity for justice. Their deity is not the God of the Bible, but the god of good intentions. My deity has been around for a long time and says otherwise. Why this concern about going to a place they either do not believe exists or will be spared based on their good intentions?

A people who believe in nothing will fall for anything. I don’t know who to attribute that to, but it should be recognized not only as a maxim, but as a stratagem. As long as America adhered to the Judeo-Christian ethics of our founders, we enjoyed God’s blessings and became the most powerful force for good on the planet. Believers understand that being human means we are fallible and will stray from those religious principles. But when we have strayed, we not only knew it but strove to return. That is not hypocrisy.

To weaken America from within, you must first destroy the source of its strength, its religious foundation, and substitute an alternative belief system. To complete the conquest from within, you must turn America against God. The day America loses its fear of God is the day the false-gods of the left will lead the country down any path of their choosing. Good and evil will become indistinguishable and standards of conduct and behavior will be dictated by those who lead. The Bible tells us the gate to heaven is narrow. The left offers the wider path. Their liberal consorts have taken the first steps.

As a believer, there are some things I know with certainty. Perhaps leftist and liberal sensitivities would be less offended if I said they are not heavenly bound rather than they are going to hell. Either way, there are certain behaviors, clearly identified by the God I worship, that do not lead to heaven.

You cannot murder 40 million innocent children and go to heaven. You cannot empower or support those who commit this crime and escape culpability. It would be better that you had a millstone hung about your neck and be dropped in the deepest sea than to harm a single hair on these innocent ones. That’s what my God says. A philosophy that kills the innocent while pleading for the life of murderers is not heavenly bound.

Envy of those who have more than you is clearly against my God’s laws. The leftist inspired class warfare is naked envy. Attempting to disguise that envy with slogans or pretenses of “being fair” when what you do and what you support are inherently unfair is self-deception. Those who practice the religion of envy are not heavenly bound.

The God I worship is very clear about theft and makes no allowances for good intentions in the transfers of stolen property. Appointing surrogates to steal on your behalf is not going to absolve you of guilt. Need we be reminded that the good thief acknowledged his crime, his guilt and the justice of his punishment? A person that steals or empowers others to steal on their behalf is not heavenly bound.

Sex, drugs and rock’n roll may be a formula for earth bound happiness, but the God I worship has quite a bit to say about adultery, homosexuality, incest and surrendering your senses to intoxication. The God I worship probably enjoys rock’n roll, depending on the lyrics of course. If you believe your sexual gratification outside the boundaries set by God is no one’s business, you may be correct under some circumstance, but you are also not heavenly bound.

Turning children against their parent’s authority by indoctrination or by surreptitious actions is against the laws established by the God I worship. Teachers subverting a child’s innocence or instilling beliefs contrary to the wishes of the child’s parents is not heavenly bound. Doctors, lawyers and judges enabling children to obtain an abortion are doubly guilty of depriving the child of parental counsel and conspiracy to commit murder. They are not heavenly bound.

Lying is a big problem the left has with the God I worship. Lies are justifiable to the left in pursuit of whatever end they are chasing. That’s in their bible. I fully expect someone on the left to claim that what I write here makes me no different than a Muslim extremist. It is not only a lie but a slander against the God I worship. I don’t worship the false moon-god and his prophet. Nor do I have instructions from my God to send nonbelievers to hell in return for an admission ticket to heaven. Those who lie and make this misrepresentation are not heavenly bound.

Those who set themselves equal to or above God are going to hell. Those who lead others down that path are going to hell. On this issue, “not heavenly bound” is not quite strong enough because of the gravity of the offense. This is not a judgment (that is God’s province) but a warning. If you don’t believe in any god, you should just ignore this. Why get upset over something you don’t believe.

Finally, you don’t have to be religious or Christian to be on the right, but you do have to believe in unchanging absolute moral standards that cannot be waived by government, false messiahs or personal convenience. Religion is the guardian of those moral standards. But if you don’t believe in hell but believe religion is just a superstition, why would you care what others believe about your final destination. Apparently, it is the left that has doubts, but this is one bet that cannot be hedged and as far as I know, the ACLU has been disbarred in the court of final judgment. There are no loop-holes.

"Why is it so hard to Repent?"

Heli-gunner Tom

Old Solder Tom's Journal--

Sharon's back was too sore from yesterday's rough welding work as our 'go-fer', but so is mine.... so I went to church by myself and there was a big crowd of new visitors. I figure it will take most of next week to heal us up-- as we are disabled and really not supposed to be doing this work... but it was a two day labor of love for the church, and I know how bad we needed that old, busted snow plow to be fixed. Pastor did alot of welding and working yesterday, and he was aching this morning too, and hurt his finger and wrist. And my friend, Marvin Ellis, helped out alot too, and he is a disabled Vietnam Vet [Marine] and retired Chrysler worker too. It's so nice to help each other!
Pastor Jerry Beaver's sermon was: WHY IS IT SO HARD TO REPENT?
Luke 15:11-24, Romans 8.
Illustrations: 1. People don't want to admit their conditions. 2. People don't want to make changes in their lives. 3. People don't want to walk back where they came from.
Not all talks from the pulpit are going to be fun and games, exciting and bombastic. Sometimes it's the 'nuts and bolts' that we really need to know --that knowledge is passed on-- but it was a good talk and we all needed it.
Pastor also mentioned a few times in the earlier 'Sunday School' today [for adults] that he was done forever using my Milwaukee Drill, as it twisted the heck out of his wrist and tore up his finger... and that was the $20 drill bit I bought a day before that was damaged and twisted. I told pastor that I would have to give $20 less in the collection bowl next time I He said, 'OK.' We are all getting pinched for money these days, and I figure I have over $3K invested in my welding tools in the church garage, locked up. But it sure gives me a good feeling that we all have the proper tools now to fabricate and/ or build ANYTHING.
We were discussing at church, what did Paul mean when he used the word, "content?" As I said before, Christians feel the poor economy too, and WE KNOW THAT NO MATTER WHO GETS IN OFFICE-- THINGS WILL GET WORSE! Having posted all the 'legal power' that the executive branch has in it's hands-- and they can declare martial law and 'Federalize' the National Guards in a heart beat as posted in my blog the other day! Beware! While, not to burden you all down with so much repetition, but the same thing went down in Noah's Day [Genesis] --people were eating and drinking and going their greedy, wicked and violent ways until it started to rain BIG TIME and only 8 humans were saved in that ancient world. The same 'run away train' is about to hit the slippery slope of humanity again, but not with water this time. Just a gentle reminder, friends. And you won't have the lame excuse that you never her this bible warning either.
I am but a humble tool being used by God-- and that is a very special purpose for a humble old soldier and I am honored. Actually, I have been praying half my life to be used in such a way. OK, so the |Holy Spirit uses my mind, heart and fingers, and drags up the correct words for me to write. PTL! But the widow, or child or house wife who has to work their fingers to the bone every day so as to provide a warm, clean home for the family at ALSO DOING GOD'S WILL AND WORK!! I know that friend, Carolyn, likes the term, "domestic engineer' -- but wives are a lot MORE when they serve the Lord in any way they can, including getting to the church on time ! I will post the Pastor's corrrect on-line Church web site so you all can listen to that fine sermon in the privacy of your own comfortable home: VICTORYBAPTIST4U.ORG ... and there are many great audio tapes for your encouragement and advice that you can just tap into and listen. Pastor Jerry Beaver is also a biblical family councelor... and a personal friend of mine. The phone number there in Pleasant Prairie, WI [right next to Kenosha], is: 262-694-7531.
So, I brought home some hot Popeye's chicken after church and that brought the best out of my wife... Woo Woo !! Now she is baking an apple pie, from scratch! Life is good for the tired, weary old man. Out Rottweiler is happy too.

Bless all believers and those who want to be.

Wisconsin !