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Who Weaponized the FBI? April 8, 2019

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With the release of the Mueller Report we finally have what should be the definitive word: There never was any collusion between President Trump or his campaign and the Russian government.  After 675 days of investigation, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 warrants, and 500 witness interviews nada, zip, nothing but false charges, innuendo, slander, and an obvious smear campaign by the sore losers and their megaphone media.

The beginning of this sordid chapter in American History is almost laughable.  After former Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from his job Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein sends a letter to President Trump recommending he fire DBI director James Comey for his handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server.  Then Rosenstein appoints a Special Counsel to investigate supposed collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin because President Trump fired Comey in an attempt to obstruct of justice.  You just can’t make this stuff up.

With the release of Mueller’s report the first act in the silent coup has collapsed.

Now comes the time to pay the piper.  There are increasing cries to investigate the investigators.  It’s high time the American people find out who weaponized the FBI and then used them in an illegal attempt to influence an election and once that failed to overthrow a duly elected president.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R. CA) the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee plans to send eight criminal referrals to the Department of Justice.  Calling the gang-that-couldn’t-shoot-straight “Watergate Wannabees” Nunes said the criminal activity includes leaks of highly classified material and conspiracies to lie to Congress and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.

Nunes went on to say that five of the referrals “are what I would call straight up referrals… that name someone and name the specific crimes… [which are] lying to Congress, misleading Congress, leaking classified information.”

He also added that “There are three [referrals] that I think are more complicated… We believe there was a conspiracy to lie to the FISA court, mislead the FISA court by numerous individuals that all need to be investigated and looked at that, and we believe the [relevant] statute is the conspiracy statute. The second conspiracy one is involving manipulation of intelligence that also could ensnarl many Americans.”

This is not just a Republican witch hunt in response to the Democrat witch hunt.

Ex-Gov. / Sen. Bob Kerrey (D. NE) says, “Rather than investigating the president further, Congress needs to investigate how the Department of Justice got this one so wrong. If the president of the United States is vulnerable to prosecutorial abuse, then God help all the rest of us.”

Former Harvard Professor and legal expert Alan Dershowitz, a self-declared liberal Democrat, has maintained from the start that Congress needs a nonpartisan commission to investigate the failings of the justice system in searching for a crime that was not found in the Mueller Report.

The collapse of the Mueller investigation hasn’t stopped those who suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome who infest Congress.  The current smear being perpetrated by the never-say-die Watergate Wannabees and their silent coup is obstruction of Justice.  Since collusion is not a crime and there never was any collusion to begin with how could there have been any obstruction of justice?   If anything it should be obstruction of injustice.

Lying to Congress, leaking classified material, lying to obtain FISA warrants, conspiracy to influence a presidential election, and conspiracy to overthrow the president of the United States: this sounds like a plot from the TV series 24.  All we need is the dramatic music to make it a real nail biter.  If Rep. Nunes starts whispering like Jack Bauer I’m going to move to the edge of my seat.

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Who Are We? April 4, 2019

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Who can ever know us better than we know ourselves?  Obviously the answer is no one.  Yet most people spend much of their life in frustrating attempts to figure it out.  We’re like a man who looks into a mirror and as soon as he walks away forgets what he looks like.

I have that experience in an outward way daily as my inner man who feels like he’s in his mid-thirties remembers that outwardly I appear for some reason to be in my late sixties.

I’ve heard people say that life can be confusing because it doesn’t come with an instruction manual.  I always feel bad for these people because they haven’t discovered there is a set of instructions for being a human being on the planet Earth.  It’s called the Bible and it’s a really good book.

If we ever come to the conclusion that this one book was in fact inspired by God in a literal sense, that its words are a God breathed revelation written and preserved through thousands of years just so that we can learn the meaning of life, the universe, and everything and no, it isn’t 42.  It can change our life.  At least I know it did for me.

You see, I’m one of those radicals who believe to the deepest depths of my soul the Bible is God’s Word for humanity.  I have a simple belief … God said it … I believe it … that’s it.

This life changing revelation teaches us God created a perfect world.  Man was given the keys to the kingdom and made God’s overseer.  We turned away from God and gave the keys to the Devil.  God is a just God.  He wanted us to have dominion over his creation but we gave it away so He couldn’t just take it from the one we’d given it to and give it back to us.

Imagine our Daddy bought us a brand new car.  He wanted us to have the car.  He wanted us to enjoy the car.  He gave us the keys and the title.  It’s our car.  Than we give the car to someone else.  That isn’t who Daddy wanted to have the car but we gave it this other person.  We gave them the keys and signed the title over to them.  Now it’s their car.  It was legal transaction so it wouldn’t be fair or just if Daddy just took the car from that other person and gave it back to us.

It’s the same way with God’s creation.  By turning our backs on God and following the devil we turned the whole thing over to our enemy and we became his slaves.  That’s what original sin is all about.  We inherit the sin nature from our father Adam then each of us adds to the burden of sin on our own.  The sin from the first to the last has to be paid for if God is to return the title deed to creation back to humanity.  And the only way for that to happen was for someone to carry all that sin through a perfect life, pay the penalty for sin; which is physical and spiritual death, descend into hell, and take the keys back from the devil.  No human could ever do it because none of us has ever or could ever live a sinless life.

So God had to do it himself.  He became flesh.  He lived a sinless life.  His death on the cross was a physical and spiritual sacrificial substitution for all of us.  He went down into hell.  He took the keys away from the devil.  He rose from the dead.  He ascended into heaven.  And now as the new Adam of a new human race He declares any who believe in Him to be His children which means we can stand in the presence of God without any feelings of guilt or shame.  We are completely forgiven and made sinless because we are united with Jesus through faith.  When God looks at us He sees Jesus.  He gives us back the keys.

That’s it in a nut shell.

So who are we?  We are who He says we are.  We’re His children.  We’re living stones built up into a spiritual temple where He himself dwells.  He says if we confess Jesus as Lord, acknowledge Him as the boss of our life and believe God raised Him from the dead we will be saved.  He doesn’t say we might be saved.  He doesn’t say we could be saved.  He says we WILL be saved.  Believe it.  Receive it.  Live it.  Walk out of this vale of tears and into the light of the Son of His love.

So who are we?  You can be anyone you want to be.  As for me and my house we will follow the Lord … we will be who He says we are … His children.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

Who Are We? April 4, 2019

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Who can ever know us better than we know ourselves?  Obviously the answer is no one.  Yet most people spend much of their life in frustrating attempts to figure it out.  We’re like a man who looks into a mirror and as soon as he walks away forgets what he looks like.

I have that experience in an outward way daily as my inner man who feels like he’s in his mid-thirties remembers that outwardly I appear for some reason to be in my late sixties.

I’ve heard people say that life can be confusing because it doesn’t come with an instruction manual.  I always feel bad for these people because they haven’t discovered there is a set of instructions for being a human being on the planet Earth.  It’s called the Bible and it’s a really good book.

If we ever come to the conclusion that this one book was in fact inspired by God in a literal sense, that its words are a God breathed revelation written and preserved through thousands of years just so that we can learn the meaning of life, the universe, and everything and no, it isn’t 42.  It can change our life.  At least I know it did for me.

You see, I’m one of those radicals who believe to the deepest depths of my soul the Bible is God’s Word for humanity.  I have a simple belief … God said it … I believe it … that’s it.

This life changing revelation teaches us God created a perfect world.  Man was given the keys to the kingdom and made God’s overseer.  We turned away from God and gave the keys to the Devil.  God is a just God.  He wanted us to have dominion over his creation but we gave it away so He couldn’t just take it from the one we’d given it to and give it back to us.

Imagine our Daddy bought us a brand new car.  He wanted us to have the car.  He wanted us to enjoy the car.  He gave us the keys and the title.  It’s our car.  Than we give the car to someone else.  That isn’t who Daddy wanted to have the car but we gave it this other person.  We gave them the keys and signed the title over to them.  Now it’s their car.  It was legal transaction so it wouldn’t be fair or just if Daddy just took the car from that other person and gave it back to us.

It’s the same way with God’s creation.  By turning our backs on God and following the devil we turned the whole thing over to our enemy and we became his slaves.  That’s what original sin is all about.  We inherit the sin nature from our father Adam then each of us adds to the burden of sin on our own.  The sin from the first to the last has to be paid for if God is to return the title deed to creation back to humanity.  And the only way for that to happen was for someone to carry all that sin through a perfect life, pay the penalty for sin; which is physical and spiritual death, descend into hell, and take the keys back from the devil.  No human could ever do it because none of us has ever or could ever live a sinless life.

So God had to do it himself.  He became flesh.  He lived a sinless life.  His death on the cross was a physical and spiritual sacrificial substitution for all of us.  He went down into hell.  He took the keys away from the devil.  He rose from the dead.  He ascended into heaven.  And now as the new Adam of a new human race He declares any who believe in Him to be His children which means we can stand in the presence of God without any feelings of guilt or shame.  We are completely forgiven and made sinless because we are united with Jesus through faith.  When God looks at us He sees Jesus.  He gives us back the keys.

That’s it in a nut shell.

So who are we?  We are who He says we are.  We’re His children.  We’re living stones built up into a spiritual temple where He himself dwells.  He says if we confess Jesus as Lord, acknowledge Him as the boss of our life and believe God raised Him from the dead we will be saved.  He doesn’t say we might be saved.  He doesn’t say we could be saved.  He says we WILL be saved.  Believe it.  Receive it.  Live it.  Walk out of this vale of tears and into the light of the Son of His love.

So who are we?  You can be anyone you want to be.  As for me and my house we will follow the Lord … we will be who He says we are … His children.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

A Coup Wrapped in a Hoax Inside a Vendetta March 25, 2019

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After 675 days of investigation, 2,800 subpoenas, 500 warrants, and 500 witness interviews here are a few things that never happened in the time-consuming, money-wasting, slanderous attempt to erase the results of the 2016 election known as the Mueller investigation:

  1. After endless speculation and daily smears Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and other people whose supposed legal jeopardy was the subject of around-the-clock media speculation in the last year were not indicted.
  2. No one in the Trump campaign or his inner circle was implicated or charged with conspiring with Russia to fix the 2016 election, as the media authoritatively claimed day-after-day throughout the last two years.
  3. The president was not subpoenaed though the almost hysterical pundits of the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party known as the drive-by media assured us he would be.
  4. Though endless hours of speculation centered on the President’s imminent firing of Mueller it never happened
  5. The ceaseless attacks against President Trump disguised as news constantly told us the President obstructed justice by interfering with the Mueller investigation.  However, in a letter to Congress, Attorney General Barr after mentioning he was required to notify lawmakers if any top Justice Department officials ever interfered with the Mueller investigation stated, “There were no such instances.”

Completing an investigation initiated by the CABAL in the Justice Department dedicated to reversing the outcome of the 2016 election, an investigation which did not meet the Justice Department’s own standard for appointing a Special Prosecutor; the presence of an underlying crime, Mueller is finally finished.  Not long after the news broke, Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts said, “The feeling at the White House right now is that this is finally over.”

Unfortunately for those of us who want to get about the business of making America great again this will probably be a yes and a no.   Mueller’s report not recommending any additional indictments doesn’t mean that the Democrats have given up on their eternal Trump-Russia investigation.  Since those who knew there was nothing to this in the first place anticipated this possibility.  This is why the House Democrats jump started new Trump-Russia investigations to ensure it will never be over.  Does anyone doubt such investigations will continue, at least until the 2020 elections?  In reality this has been and is government funded media fueled opposition research and Democrat campaigning for whichever socialist they eventually nominate.

During one of their relentless wall-to-wall bash Trump panels even the dying CNN, nest of the most outspoken of the so-called journalists suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome, had to admit this was a “Huge Victory for the President,” and that Trump was “Vindicated.”

Here are few samplings from their less than enthusiastic announcement of their long sought dream: the end of the Mueller investigation.

Their Commander Wolf Blitzer said, “President Trump has won a huge victory.”

Evan Pérez commented, “He’s been vindicated by them.”

The rabidly anti-Trump Gloria Borger agreed, “And then he’s now vindicated, exactly.”  She added, “You know–how do you manage that politically? I mean, we obviously can’t jump the gun here. We have to see what comes out from Barr, and what’s in the report. But if I’m at Mar-A-Lago with the president, as Pamela has been reporting, the lawyers are … that I would be very happy.”

Another of CNN’s trained talking heads Shimon Prokupecz said, “A couple of victories here.  The president did not have to sit down for an interview. They were so concerned about that, because he’d get caught up in lies–and there would be perjury traps. Okay, so that’s now over. No more people being indicted. Sealed, unsealed–no more indictments. Mueller is done. Huge victory for the president.”

The uncompromising off the rails nature of these investigations is exemplified in their incessant demands for President Trump’s tax returns.  He’s been audited by the IRS every year for more than a dozen years.  Does anyone believe if the highly politicized Obama IRS of Commissioner Douglas Shulman and Lois Lerner had found any irregularities in Trump’s returns they wouldn’t have been leaked?  Does anyone in the Democrat echo chamber media ever mention that Nancy Pelosi refuses to make her tax returns public?

So one chapter may be ending but never fear the sequels are here.  It is all about damaging President Trump enough so that he will lose his bid for re-election.  Add the votes of the low-information and indoctrinated by the nightly news sheep to the illegals, the felons, the socialists, and the America Last crowd and the Democrats hope to deliver us to Bernie, Beto, and their Green New Deal brand of Venezuelan worker’s paradise.

Let’s hope there are enough people who’ve swallowed the red pill, had the scales wiped from their eyes, and realize the entire Trump – Russia side show was designed to front for a silent coup and to cover up the only real colluding that took place in the 2016 election.  Hillary colluding with DNC to rig the nomination process against Bernie.  And Hillary’s campaign colluding with Fusion GPS who hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile a “dossier” filled with fake news and garbage that was all dressed up by the FBI, taken to the FISA Court, and presented as a legitimate intelligence document.   Let’s hope.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

Random Thoughts V March 14, 2019

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If Planned Parenthood was selling puppy body parts they would be shut down yesterday.

The thirties and forties are a blur with work and family.  The fifties start to slow down and in the sixties you start to get comfortable with yourself, or not.

Before Obama: We had no ISIS, no BLM, No ANTIFA, and no war on cops.

With Obama: We had a no-growth economy we were told was “The New Normal”

Sometimes wisdom is best said with silence.

You may have lost but you are not lost. You are His and no one; nothing can snatch you out of His hand. When there’s nowhere to stand…stand on your faith.

Clinton admitted to using marijuana.  Obama admitted to using cocaine.  Teddy Kennedy killed a girl in a car accident and covered it up.  But suddenly Kavanaugh’s drinking habits 30 years ago are reprehensible to Democrats.

Three democrat senators on the judiciary committee voted not to impeach president Clinton even though:  He committed perjury, obstructed justice, lied about having sex with a White House intern until DNA evidence proved he lied, Almost a dozen women accused him of rape and sexual assault.  But at least there was no political motivation for their political assault on Justice Kavanaugh.

One thing the Presidential alert test did….reveal all the cell phones illegally owned by inmates in prison.

People are poor because of rich people.  And slow cars are slow because of fast cars.

Why are American citizens who want to protect our sovereignty called Nazis and racists while illegal aliens are called Dreamers?

Everyone is the center of their own universe because that’s the only vantage point any of us have.”

When we compartmentalize reality the little chunks seem to slip away like ice floats on a river.  They’re a big deal while they’re here but once they’re gone there’s another in its place to be a big deal for a while.  Maybe that’s why when something happens, even important things I figure, “That’s not such a big deal.”  Because the river is still flowing and I’m looking forward to the ocean.

You get what you get because that’s what you got.  Which is the possessive of Popeye’s philosophical high point, “I yam what I yam an’ tha’s all I yam,” which is the cartoon reflection of the Hippie truism, “It is what it is cause that what it is.”  Which is the modern reflection of Aristotle’s insight of the law of identity: ‘Whatever is, is.”  Which is the verbal expression for the math term: For all a: a = a.

Most people read the headline and make-up the story.

All one can do is all one can do and if everyone would just do that imagine how much would get done.

The difference between junk and stuff: Junk is stuff you no longer want. Stuff is junk you want to keep.

When all is said and done it will all be done just as He said.

God saves us from things we think we need and blesses us with things we don’t know we need.

Irony is lost on the ignorant.

I used to remember that before I forgot it.

Graveyards are filled with indispensable people.

The melting pot has become the smelting pot.  Once we all wanted to become Americans.  Now Americans all want to become some kind of hyphenated – American.  Identity politics and the cult of victimization is Balkanizing America.

The Bible: Read it – Believe it – Live it and watch it change your life

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America’s Frankenstein Culture March 2, 2019

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Remember the big flap when the undercover video from Project Veritas showed the leaders of Planned Parenthood callously talking about selling parts of aborted children?  This was exposed several times.  One federal judge even ruled that the videos were authentic and not deceptively edited.  Altogether Project Veritas released a dozen videos exposing this monstrous evil.

After the initial shock of the videos the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media or as they are also known: the Propaganda Arm of the Democrat Party went on a rampage attacking the videos and those who made them.  And surprise, surprise, surprise an exhaustive investigation by Planned Parenthood found that despite all the video evidence there were no sales of fetal tissue by Planned Parenthood even though their own executives were the people on the videos talking about selling fetal tissue.  Of course the manufactured results of the cover-up received more exposure than the videos.

Now comes this soul wrenching mind-numbing headline from the best government money can buy, “HHS Extends Contract to Make ‘Humanized Mice’ With Aborted Baby Parts for Another 90 Days.”

That’s right those baby parts that aren’t being sold are being purchased by the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to conduct experiments funded by our tax dollars.  Which, according to the Hyde Amendment, cannot be used to fund abortion.

What are “humanized mice” any sane person might ask?  These creatures are made by implanting mice with human tissues taken from late-term aborted babies.

What is this all about?  According to CNSNews.com, “The HHS’s multi-million-dollar contract with UCSF that requires the construction of these “humanized mice” creates a demand–driven by federal tax dollars–for tissue taken from late-term aborted babies. According to an estimate it has published on its website, the National Institutes of Health (which is a division of HHS) will spend $95 million this fiscal year alone on research that–like UCSF’s “humanized mouse” contract–uses human fetal tissue.”

The contract specifically requires researchers at UCSF to make two different types of “humanized mice” both of which are “engrafted with human fetal liver and thymus.”

After the Allies conquered Germany and liberated the demonic system of concentration and death camps the NAZI insanity used to kill millions many German citizens denied any knowledge that the Final Solution had been implemented by their own government.  They must have thought this lack of knowledge absolved them of any responsibility for what their government had done.  Allied troops forced German citizens to tour the camps and to view the results of their government’s policies.  After that they could no longer say they didn’t know.

The videos of Project Veritas serve the same purpose for Americans.  We can no longer say we don’t know that children are being slaughtered and their body parts sold.  Has the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave morphed into the Land of the Sleaze and the Home of the Knave?  Have the industry of death and its networks of abortion mills so permeated our society that we can calmly accept them and these Frankenstein laboratories killing babies and perverting God’s creation for profit?

If we do not rise up and demand that this evil stop we become the silent tax paying sheep who not only allow it but also fund it.  Let’s write our Representative in Congress.  Write our Senator.  Write the President.   Demand that this slaughter of the innocents ends.  Demand that the unspeakable evil of selling pieces of aborted children be branded as what it is … a crime against humanity … and that those who profit by this evil are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

We need to speak up now or our silence will bear witness against us.  Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

What is the State of Our Union? February 8, 2019

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America is slipping over a cliff.

And there’s one man locked in mortal battle with the political, judicial, military, and media establishment trying to stop it.

Ever since the election of 2016 the entire establishment has been trying to reverse the vote of those who put President Trump in office.  They’ve investigated and smeared.  They’ve put up road block after road block.

And half the country backs them in their effort.  We’re divided.  One side wants America to be America.  The other side wants a globalist vision of we are the world.  One thing that illustrates the effectiveness of generations of dumbing down perpetuated by government-run public education and the power of a wall-to-wall propaganda megaphone is that so many of the self-anointed hip, the liberal, and the idealistic young are lined up with the establishment to bring down the first leader since 1980 who is actually trying to reverse America’s slide into the dustbin of history.

Their outrage is real.  How dare Trump try to make America great again!  How dare he try to stop the endless importation of low information voters!  America doesn’t belong to its citizens.  They didn’t build that.  Walls don’t work.  Just listen to all the capitalist hating socialists who’ve made millions and billions in our free economy living behind walls telling us this is so.  It’s like Louis XVI leading the mob and trying to send Thomas Paine and Lafayette to the guillotine.  If it wasn’t so serious it’d be funny.  At least maybe we’ll laugh through our tears as the lights go out in the last best hope of mankind.

Watching the votes and the choices of those who want the Trump agenda enacted being disregarded daily by the governing elite and the howling mob of their fellow-travelers is a right now smack-you-in-the-face illustration of the futility of life without God.  If people try on their own to change the world the god of this age fights back.  And in the worldly realm without God this little god, the prince of the power of the air ,wins a lot of battles.

No surprise there, for the sons of this world are wiser than the sons of light.  In other words, “Streetwise people are smarter in this regard than law-abiding citizens. They are on constant alert, looking for angles, surviving by their wits.”  And that’s why Democrats always appear smarter than Republicans.  They’re more disciplined and more focused on their goal of transforming America into a Venezuelan style worker’s paradise, and they never take a step back.  Combined with the fact that at least half of the elected Republicans are RINOs these advantages add up to even when the Republicans win they lose.

But that’s in the world. We who trust in Christ as our Savior, who’ve confessed that Jesus is the Lord and Leader of our life, and believe that God raised Him from the dead may be in the world but we’re not of the world, and we shouldn’t be conformed to its image.

So what is the State of our union with Christ?

Billy Graham taught us years ago that: “The Bible teaches that worldliness is a force, a spirit, an atmosphere of the cosmos that is in opposition to all that is godly and Christian. Its goal is selfish pleasure, material success and the pride of life. It is ambitious, self-centered. God is not necessarily denied; He is just ignored and forgotten.” And that, “The Bible is clear that the world’s inhabitants are either under the influence of this cosmos with its cunning, deception and spell; or they are in Christ and under the direction of the Spirit of God. There is no neutral ground. The lines are drawn by the Bible.”

This hasn’t changed.  And it’s easy to check where we stand in relation to this reality.  In the still of the night as you drift off to sleep what’re you thinking of?   In the middle of the night if you wake up what’re you thinking of?  In the morning when you wake up what’re you thinking of?  These are the times when we’re as removed from our life-swallowing mind-numbing work-a-day-world life as possible.  This is a perfect time to determine whether our mind is focused on Jesus or is it consumed by the things of this world?

If you have a hard time keeping your focus on God in the midst of the trials and tribulations of this vale of tears let me make a suggestion.

Christian radio is something that helps me.  Maybe it would help you?  There are local stations all over the dial, streaming to every devise imaginable.  There’s every type of music from Gospel, to country, from rock to rap.  I can suggest two that work for me.  K-Love which is a national station found on dials from coast to coast and Life 107.1 which is a station heard around the Midwest.  As I said there’re local channels all over and you can easily find one that meets your particular taste.

Pumping that positive faith message into my brain as much as possible helps me stay closer to Christ.  Give it a try.  What’ve you got to lose?  If nothing else you’ll find uplifting music performed by some of the best musicians in the world.

So what’s the state of our union?  Are we moving toward God or away from Him?  That’s the only thing that ultimately matters in this life.  Let’s leave the carnival mirror reflections that make up the worldly life around us and exercise our rights as citizens of Heaven and as the words of an old song tell us:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,

Look full in His wonderful face,

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,

In the light of His glory and grace.

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Got Hope? January 30, 2019

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Marching out of Yorktown to surrender the British Army played the song “The World Turned Upside Down.”  As I drive to Mega Lo Mart to make my latest deposit of monopoly money in a Chinese savings account all I can do is mumble the final tag-line of the Wicked Witch of the West, “What a world! What a world!”  

There is a massive unspoken problem in America today floating like the iceberg in front of the Titanic waiting to sink the unsinkable ship.   Founded by revolutionaries crying “No taxation without representation!” the Republic these revolutionaries devised has devolved into a society where 44% of the people  pay no Federal Income Tax and the number of people receiving government benefits is even higher.  What incentive would these non-paying receivers have to reign in an overbearing and intrusive government?  This unseen and unspoken problem is a cancer in the body politic. 

Self-serving professional politicians buy votes by exempting non-productive people from personal financial responsibility while providing ever-expanding benefits at the expense of the productive.  This is not the right versus left, conservative versus liberal, democrat versus republican he-said-she-said endless debate that devours the chatocracy of cable’s wall-to-wall talking-heads.  This is not an academic exercise that pointy-headed political science and history majors with dueling pocket protectors debate for hours in their mother’s basement as they post their latest scoop on their samizdat blogs. If it is not any of these things what is it?  It’s a dagger pointing directly at the heart of our civilization. 

Western Civilization awoke from the slumber of the Dark Ages enlightened and empowered by a belief that humanity has an innate right to be free and a natural right to excel.  Rights and freedoms given by God not bestowed at the whim of some Legend-in-his-own-mind Leader.  This civilization gathered steam in Europe exploding upon the world stage through an energetic period of exploration.   

In America after a revolution fought by farmers and merchants against the greatest empire of the day the Founders dared to declare, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” After centuries of government thugs standing on the windpipe of everyday people these self-sacrificing giants observed that in a civilized world government was not imposed by the strong upon the weak it was instead built upon a social contract between the governed and those entrusted with the privilege to govern when they said, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” 

Today this bold and unique experiment in freedom is being devoured from within and challenged from without.  Those who believe the collective should reign over the individual, those who believe in the suffocating sameness of socialism over the rough-and-tumble of capitalism have worked for generations building a culture of dependency. This has tempered the steel will of the pioneers into the sloppy demands of the couch-potato slacker waiting for someone to find their remote as they guzzle some refreshments and wait for the game as bread and circuses take the place of innovation and accomplishment.  Schools teaching 2+2 might = 5, trophies for everyone, politically correct new-speak and affirmative action promotions have sapped the vitality from the citizens of our Republic.  Politicians and their fellow-travelers use a system of cronies and sweet-heart deals to reward each other for siphoning trillions from the public treasury promising the dumbed-down descendants of revolutionaries that they just might win the lotto before they have to declare bankruptcy so they might as well re-elect the same old grafters once again. 

There comes a time when those who are raising the sails and paddling the boat have to admit to themselves the ballast down in steerage weighs more than the cargo.  There comes a time when even the most non-confrontational and loyal among us begin to ask, “Who is John Galt” as Atlas tires of his thankless job and shrugs the burden of dead-weight into the dustbin of history.  As the perpetually-reelected and the propaganda spewing Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media trumpet the inevitability of government rationed health-care, cap-n-trade industrial suicide, comprehensive import-a-voter immigration reform and the surrender of sovereignty through treaties supposedly designed to deal with  mythical global warming  there shines a light in a bell tower, one if by land and two if by sea. 

America finally elects a president who directly runs on promises to deal with these life threatening problems and the disloyal opposition and the kangaroo courts do everything in their power to make sure no one applies the breaks as we careen towards the cliff on insolvency. Every trick in their playbook is employed to make sure the president elected to drain the swamp is neutered.  Investigations run by politicized lawyers and G-men keep revealing things that point at Hillary as the only person who tried to fix an election by stealing the primary from Bernie.  Hillary whose campaign colluded with the Russians through Fusion GPS and their KGB connected British Spy Christopher Steele.  It turns out that the Trump campaign received 0 dollars from the Russians while the Clinton Foundation money laundromat received millions over a period of years while Bill earned 500,000 for a short speech to the Russians seeking to corner America’s uranium market, a sale that his wife help guide through the process.  And the conclusion drawn by the witch hunters …wait for it … Trump is a Russian agent. 

If Chicken Little hasn’t told you lately, “The sky is falling.”  Can anyone say, impeachment?   

That is the sorry state of the American political world today.  There is one almost humorous aside as we slide towards that dustbin historians love to reference.  All the geriatric radicals and revolutionaries still dreaming of their glory years in the 60s and 70s aided by the screen-addicted beneficiaries of government public school programming lined up behind the swampy establishment to fight the first truly revolutionary leader we’ve elected since 1980.  “What a world! What a world!”  

But praise God we have somewhere else to look for hope for without hope we’re hopeless and I refuse to allow the despicable but predictable changes currently assaulting our economy and our political system to bring about my own personal Great Depression.  Those who believe in the Devil believe he comes to steal, kill, and destroy.  I believe if he can’t steal your joy he can’t keep your stuff and weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.   

And I believe that Jesus Christ has come to set us free.  And if He sets us free we are free indeed.  So take courage.  Don’t lose hope.  Instead be hope-filled. All you have to do is confess Jesus as the lord, the leader of your life and believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and you will enter into a world of joy unspeakable and full of glory.  If you haven’t done that before I’m going to believe you just did, and that fills me with hope. 

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens 

 

 

 

Does God Speak to You? January 16, 2019

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When people ask me this question I answer it with another, “Do mean God doesn’t speak to you?”

You can officially mark me down as a crazy person or whatever you like I don’t care.   But I initially turned from the world to face God because I heard a voice answer my silent plea, the plea of a lost and lonely sinner about to give up on life, “I’ve got to try something.”

What I heard was a voice as real as any I’ve ever heard say right in my ear, “Why don’t you try God.”

As a militant atheist I turned to confront whoever it was that dared to say some invisible make-believe spirit might be the answer to my aching heart.  There was no one there.  At least there was no one there that I could see or find.  So after an exhaustive search that turned up no one I started searching for who might have been there that I couldn’t see.  It was a search that eventually led me through the Gospels to Jesus.  It was a search that led me from a dead-end life to a life filled with hope.

I said all that to say all this:

Have you ever felt God leading you to do something?   It probably won’t be an audible voice.  I am convinced that God only uses an audible voice for either the extremely hard-hearted/hard-headed or to comfort the extremely hard pressed.  Instead he leads us through our spirit which is linked to Him through His Spirit which lives in us as born-again believers.

If you aren’t one of those it’s easy just confess Jesus as Lord or leader of your life and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead…and that’s it.  Done and done.

So here we are children of God through adoption, made right with Him, spiritually standing in Daddy’s throne room, minding our own business and His Spirit leads us to do something: something that doesn’t seem like something we would want to do on your own…….say He leads us to spend everything we have to buy Bibles to give to homeless people.

What should we do?

I’m talking about spending way more money than our natural head says we can afford.  It just doesn’t make sense when we look at our budget through natural eyes.   And the wisdom of the world tells us, “Come on most of the homeless you give a Bible will either lose it or throw it away.”  Or, “Come on they’ll only listen to you witness about what Christ has done for you and accept the Bible so they can get a handout or something.”

But there it is again, an urging, a leading to do this thing that makes no sense.  It itches at our hearts.  It won’t leave.  We feel our spirit saying, “If I don’t do this I’ll miss an opportunity to do what I’m supposed to do,” while our head says, “Are you crazy you can’t afford to do that!”

Over and over our heads, filled with natural sense knowledge keep shouting, “If I spend all that money just to give it away I won’t have it for what I need.”  Or the ever ready, “Can’t someone else do it?  Like someone who has more money.”

God isn’t looking for ability He’s looking for availability.  If He can make donkeys speak and use murderers to being people back to life, turn water into wine, and save sinners like us He can surely provide for all our needs.

If we want to see the miracles of God we need to follow Him into uncharted water.  We need to do what He calls us to do because where God guides God provides.  Walking in faith always sensitive to what He calls us to do and then following Him in the doing … that’s the way to see the miracles of God.

Faith isn’t doing only what we can do on our own.  Faith is doing what God calls us to do even when we know we can’t.  Let’s step out of the boat and feel the waves beneath our feet.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

A New You for a New Year January 2, 2019

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Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?  Have you reached the end of your rope only to find out that it’s much shorter than you imagined?  Was last year as good as you hoped it would be?  Was it as bad as you feared it would be?  Does the uncertainty of the future leave you anxious?  Has your own mortality entered like a crack in the ice in your youthful belief in personal indestructibility?

But wait there’s more…

Does the randomness of good happening to bad people and bad happening to good people leave you wondering if there’s any rhyme or reason to reality?  Is looking for answers to these and many other questions like looking for needles in haystacks?  Is the quest to find meaning in life like trying to nail fog to the wall?

If you’ve rejected Christ because of Christians don’t mistake the messengers for the message.  Christ told his followers to lake His light to the world and most have spent the last 2018 years trying to build a lamp and pretending it was the light.

The message is as simple as receiving it: Confess Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead and you will be saved.

That’s it.

It’s not about joining the right club or following the right rules.  We don’t need a seminary degree or someone with one to walk us through learning the secret handshake or the Abra Kadabra password.  And there is no magic decoder ring.  We don’t have to read the Bible from cover to cover.  We don’t have to wear the right clothes, beard, or haircut.  We don’t have to vote for the right candidates.  We don’t have to take an oath to believe the same things that everyone else who confesses Christ as Lord does.

It isn’t about being good enough.  That’s one of the great miracles of God’s economy.  While we were yet sinners Jesus came and died so that we could live.

It isn’t about becoming a religious robot who says the right things at the right time to the right people in the right place.  God is the One who created us with free choice, so we’re free to choose.  It isn’t about conformity.  God is the One who created us to be an individual and He doesn’t make junk.  We are who He created us to be.  He has placed us in a certain time and place so that we can become all He designed us to be and do all that He has called us to do.  And that means what He created, placed, and called you to be will be different than what He created, placed, and called me to be.  You see it isn’t about cookie-cutter, repeat a formula, and follow the rule book club membership.

It’s about each of us individually confessing Jesus as Lord and each of us individually believing God raised Jesus from the dead and then learning to commune with God, to hear Him speak to us as individuals and then doing what He tells us to do.

If the questions at the beginning of this article float through our minds like storm clouds in a cloudless sky obscuring what should be clear.  Let’s give up the battle to do it on our own.  Let’s surrender and find victory in allowing God to count the victory of Jesus over sin and death to our account.

It’s so easy we can do it right here right now.  We don’t need to be in a meeting, at an altar, or in a special building.  We don’t need anyone to hold our hand or even know what we’ve done.  We will know.  God will know.  And once we’re in his hand no one can snatch us out.

I confess Jesus as Lord and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the Dead.  That’s it.  All done.  The battle is over.  The war between us and God is over and we are one with Him.  Welcome to a new you for a new year.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2019 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

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