Thursday, June 25, 2009

Psalm 1 & 2: Audio, Video, and Commentary

"Psalms 1 and 2 are together the introduction to the Psalter. Right away we get music that takes us from creation to redemption, from Adam to Christ, from our struggle under the common curse to the promises of the new heavens and the new earth someday."

This is posted to open up a dialogue, either amongst myselves, (is that a word?), haha, or, with any other interested individuals. There seems to be a controversy inherent within this sermon, and it has to do with the motivation for, and the possibility of, living a joyful and victorious Christian life. I'll leave it at that and just let you voice your own opinion here after listening to this otherwise great sermon!

Psalms 1&2-The Blessed Man in Whom We Take Refuge

by Rev. Adam Kaloostian June 16, 2009 Psalms 1 & 2
Running time: 00:31:50
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Psalms 1&2-The Blessed Man in Whom We Take Refuge

by Rev. Adam Kaloostian June 16, 2009 Psalms 1 & 2
Running time: 00:08:23
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Christians MUST Leave Public Schools

Below is a rough outline of a portion of this sermon I posted yesterday. I believe this topic to be one of the most crucial to the spiritual health of our kids, families, Church, and our nation, and so I single it out here.

The widespread acceptance of sending Christian children into the State school system.

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  • A system that is atheistic, antichrist, pro macroevolution, pro sodomite, pro feminist, pro idolatry, and anti-parent. This is widespread in the church and the public school system is completely accepted.

  • Deuteronomy 6:6-9 teaches, along with Ephesians 6:4, that Christian parents have a Biblical responsibility to make sure that their children have an explicit and thorough Christian education and training.

  • Every single course is to come from a Christian perspective. Jesus Christ is the Lord of mathematics, history, geography…ALL topics, and He must be integrated into every aspect of education.

  • Christian ethics must be integrated into all aspects of daily living. You are NOT going to get that in the public school system with its sensitivity training on sodomite marriage and the teaching that the American Indians are more noble and wonderful than Christians, or its teaching on how wonderful Muslims are.

  • The public schools are not permitted to teach the centrality of Christ.

  • Christian parents are not allowed by scripture to hand their children over to pagans and atheists. They are not allowed to have their children intermingle with heathen idolaters, liars, fornicators, sorcerers, Christ haters, and sex perverts.

  • AND YET, these State schools are fully acceptable in our denominations. Is this not utter foolishness? Is it not sinful and exceedingly dangerous spiritually? According to the Bible it definitely is.

  • So why is it accepted and defended? Because of human traditions, pragmatism, because of a failure to preach the whole council of God.

  • If the churches taught the truth on this issue and required parents not to send their children to state schools, the Churches would shrink and lose members, and that is simply unacceptable, so the parents are accommodated. Their sin is excused. Their wickedness is allowed.

  • Yes it is sinful to send your children to public schools. It is wicked. It is one of the worst sins you could do, to hand your children over to a bunch of heathen to raise them…to teach them for you.

Both of the last points are clearly tied to the issue of the rise of materialism and hedonism in American culture.

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  • If the wife did not work, then families would have to adopt a simpler life style with less things, fewer amusements.

  • Moreover, if children are home schooled, that requires a stay-at-home mother, or, at least a solid Christian school which would require a large financial commitment.

  • Churches today, are simply REFUSING to make parents submit to the teaching of scripture and make the necessary sacrifices to lead a holy, consistent, Christian life.

  • Could you imagine the Puritans sending their children to Roman Catholic schools to be
    indoctrinated in Romanism?

  • Could you imagine the early Presbyterians sending their children to American Indian schools to be indoctrinated into the world view of a pagan savage?

  • Yet what makes it right to send your children into a state school where Christ is not allowed in the classroom? AND, they are indoctrinated in Statism…pro homosexuality, pro abortion, pro feminism, pro fornication, pro evolution, you name it.

  • The modern church is up to its neck in sin on these issues and it needs to repent. Let us mourn for the state of the Church. Let us mourn for the poor covenant children who must be exposed to this Satanic garbage.

  • Let us mourn for the Church who develop arguments against scripture to make it easier
    to sin.

I am not aware of any reforms coming from within the Church in the 20th century.

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  • The rise of the home-school movement, largely is due to people like R. J. Rushdoony. It did not come from within the Church, that is to say, the Church bureaucracy.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ron Paul's Bill To Audit Federal Reserve Now Has 207 Co-Sponsors

Bill To Audit Federal Reserve Now Has 207 Co-Sponsors

Steve Watson
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bill To Audit Federal Reserve Now Has 207 Co Sponsors  100609RPAt time of writing, a bill that would see the Federal Reserve bank audited for the first time in 59 years has 207 cosponsers in the House and is gaining traction with every single day.

This means just 11 more are needed for a majority to be reached in the House.

If enacted, HR 1207 will amend title 31 of the United States Code and reform the manner in which the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is audited by the Comptroller General of the United States.

In other words, for the first time since 1950, the the independent financial powerhouse that creates and regulates all money in the US will be forced by law to open its books.

HR 1207 was sponsored and introduced by Rep. Ron Paul. On February 26, 2009, it was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services, where it remains under consideration.

HR 1207 also has a companion bill, S 604: F R Sunshine Act of 2009, in the Senate.

This news also dovetails with reports detailing how the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the panel responsible for investigating the use of bailout money, has issued a subpoena to the Federal Reserve, asking them to hand over all documents relating to the takeover of Merrill Lynch by the Bank of America.

Claims by New York Attorney-General Andrew Cuomo that former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke strong-armed BofA into buying Merrill, could see the two exposed to prosecution.

There is no doubt that the privately owned Federal Reserve is in hot water, and it knows it.

As we reported last week, the Fed is hiring a veteran lobbyist to “manage its relations with Congress”. According to a Reuters report, the Fed plans to hire Linda Robertson, who previously worked for now-defunct energy company Enron, as well as the Clinton administration.

It is also no coincidence that the End the Fed movement has recently been targeted by smear campaigns. The MIAC report cited Ron Paul supporters as potential extremists and the United States Army Reserve Command issued “mitigation measures” in response to End the Fed demonstrations around the country last year.

Ron Paul recently explained to Forbes why the passage of HR 1207 is so important:

The Federal Reserve’s recent and unprecedented actions in the realm of monetary policy have provoked a backlash among the American people. Trillions of dollars worth of loans and guarantees have been provided to Wall Street firms, while Main Street Americans suffocate under harsh taxation, the prospect of higher debt levels and increasing inflation. These events have awakened many Americans to problems with the Fed’s loose monetary policy, the bubbles it has created in the past and the potential hyperinflation it might cause in the future.

One of the fallacies of modern economics is the idea that a central bank is required in order to keep inflation low and promote economic growth. In reality, it is the central bank’s monetary policy that causes inflation and depresses economic growth. Inflation is an increase in the supply of money, which in our day and age is directly caused or initiated by central banks. All other things being equal, inflation results in a rise in prices. A so-called “mild” rate of inflation of 3% per year leads to a 56% rise in prices over a 15-year period. Even a “low” rate of inflation of 2% per year leads to a 35% rise over that same period. How is that conducive to long-term growth?

A common misconception is that the Fed is completely independent of political pressures. While the Fed has far too much authority to make agreements with foreign governments and central banks, or create temporary liquidity facilities, the governors and–more important–the chairman, are appointed by the president.

If passed, HR1207 will ensure that the Fed make public the destination of the trillions in taxpayer “loans” that have been simply handed over to private banks without oversight.

Bernanke will be seated before Congress and forced to answer these questions instead of worming his way out of them, citing “extraordinary circumstances” and the like, as we have seen him do over and over for the past eight months.

The bill, if it becomes law, will expose how the Fed has consistently engaged the inflation of the currency for the gain of a few elite international bankers, further exposing how this kind of criminal action has directly led to financial crises and recessions for decades.

An audit would set the stage for the end of the Federal Reserve and a return of honest money and fiscal policies.

Indeed, Jim Grant, editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, today told CNBC that the Fed’s balance sheet is “so out of whack” that the central bank would be shut down if subjected to a audit.

“In essence, the bill requires an audit of the Fed’s activity which shall be made available to Congress,” wrote Glenn Greenwald recently. “What possible arguments exist against this bill? Who opposes an audit of the Fed’s activities and why?”


Tune in to The Alex Jones Show today (June 10th 2009) to hear Congressman Ron Paul give an update on the progress of HR 1207.

The Daily Paul blog site has compiled a list of Democrats and a list of Republicans who have not signed on to co sponsor HR 1207. If your representatives are in either of these lists, we urge you to contact them and pressure them to cosponser the bill.

A full list of the 207 cosponsers follows. The ever growing list can also be tracked online at the Library of Congress here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Comprehensive Authority of Jesus Christ; Part 1

I will be posting a series of audio sermons, (lectures), on the subject of the comprehensive authority of God and His Son Jesus Christ. This is part 1 of I'm not sure how many posts...probably a lot. I will also be posting text of highlights from the audio as I have done below, and may interject my own commentary from time to time along the way. _____P.S., if you want to jump ahead of me on this topic, there are related sermons HERE, which I have not listened to yet (except for this one), but are my starting point on this series.

"There is no doctrine which is clearer in the Bible, even clearer than the doctrine of salvation; the sovereignty of God shouts forth. A profession and practice of 'totalism', must come from the people of God. In other words, we cannot just say, 'I believe God is sovereign'. That's not good enough. We must practice that God is sovereign. He is sovereign in every sphere of life."

"God's claim is very clear. God's claim upon all of mankind and all of the universe is comprehensive; it is total and absolute."

"There is not one place where God does not say, 'This belongs to me'."

"God is God by virtue of His supreme position as sovereign over all that is created."

"On the issue of God's total, comprehensive, absolute, entire sovereignty, there can be no compromise. God will not compromise His sovereignty with any created creature, thing, philosophy, doctrine or premise, simply because He is God, and He is the sovereign law-giver and creator, and of course, the only 'Potentate' as Paul states very clearly, over all of mankind."

1 Timothy 6:12-16 "Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will bring about at the proper time--He who is the blessed and only Sovereign (Potentate), the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see: To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen."

On The Issue of Sin: "The Christian; 'Oh, I'm beaten down. I'm such a sinner.' ...Fine. Get over it! Repent every day, and ask God for His strength to go on another day, instead of saying, 'Oh woah is me, oh woah is me, oh woah is me, oh woah is me'. It's enough with the 'whoa is me', now let's get moving. David, in the closet of his prayer time, during the writing of his psalm, he confessed vehemently. He confessed privately, publically; and yet, he was not consumed with his sin. He was consumed with God's righteousness. He was consumed with God's Kingdom. He was consumed with building the Kingdom of Heaven IN SPITE OF HIS SIN, and in LIGHT of his sin, because he understood one thing and had a handle on one thing, that God's forgiveness purged his sin...and he went FORWARD."

"Comprehensive sacrifice leads to a comprehensive obedience, which leads to a comprehensive sovereignty under the authority and sovereignty of Christ, which leads to victory.

Secondly, if the State, humanism, or any other thing which exalts itself above the knowledge of Christ, gains even a toe-hold, even a temporary toe-hold of sovereignty, or supposed sovereignty, either in your heart, in your family, in the culture around you wherever it may be, then, it has established a platform whereby it can eventually execute oppressive rule over the people of God. Remember the principle: When the wicked rule, when the wicked are in authority, the people mourn. The Christian must fight fearlessly against this."

The Comprehensive Claim of the Almighty

Pastor Paul Michael Raymond: 08/04/2002
Running time: 00:59:58
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