Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I'm Pissed Off, Aren't You?

I'm pissed off, aren't you? Is that language unbecoming a Christian? There's probably some readers that are laughing that I would think that. There was a time when I didn't use the word "pissed" and would say "ticked" instead :-). Perhaps some of you prefer I use the latter word instead. :-)

Sometimes I wonder if I'm just one of a handful of people that are pissed off. Let's face it, the internet and social media does expand our friends and acquaintances, so in light of that it doesn't seem like many are pissed off like me.

Is it wrong to be pissed off? Is it wrong to apply "be ye angry and sin not..." to this? Well, for what it's worth, and to leave it to the Lord to use as He sees fit if at all, below is what I'm pissed off about. It is not in order of importance, but just as it comes to my mind again or for the first time.

I'm pissed off about the recent Supreme Court decision on homosexual and lesbian marriage.

I'm pissed off about "they" wanting to force all ordained ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for homosexuals and lesbians.

I'm pissed off about "they" wanting to take away tax exempt status from churches that will not perform weddings for homosexuals and lesbians.

I'm pissed off that so many churches have and will not give up 501c3 status.

I'm pissed off that there are so-called Christian Churches that are for same sex marriages, have homosexual or lesbian pastors and ministers, and even allow homosexuals and lesbians to be church members.

I'm pissed off about the number of babies that have been and continued to be murdered in the womb.

I'm pissed off about the harvesting, sale, and marketing of murdered baby parts.

I'm pissed off about those people who seem to be more concerned about trees, whales, and animals, than unborn babies.

I'm pissed off that so many people that claim to be a Christian, either support the right of women to murder their unborn baby, or are silent if they don't support it because of so-called political correctness.

I'm pissed off about so many that push tolerance when they are self deceived to see they are being intolerant while pushing such tolerance.

I'm pissed off that so many people, including professing Christians, can't see the difference between biblical tolerance and worldly unbiblical tolerance.

I'm pissed off about President Barack HUSSEIN Obama and just about everything he's done.

I'm pissed off that Presidents and their administrations have made unconstitutional executive orders since they do not constitutionally apply to non federal workers, and that more citizens do not realize that such executive orders are unconstitutional.

I'm pissed off that more people are not aware of the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and how that applies to State Sovereignty, as well as the individual states themselves not taking advantage of States Rights.

I'm pissed off that so many people are so gullible to watch, listen to, read, and believe the mainstream media such as ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, The CW, CNN, MSNBC, etc., and not see their bias and how many things they do not report.

I'm pissed off that so many people are deceived into thinking that most Republicans would make a difference.

I'm pissed off about people, especially Christians, that believe in voting for the lesser of two evils and who they think has the best chance of winning.

I'm pissed off about what the unethical actions the GOP did to Ron Paul in the 2012 primary to keep him out and how many Christian Republicans seemed to ignore that.

I'm pissed off about the liberal politicians that want to take guns away from law abiding citizens.

I'm pissed off that liberals are so ignorant to not see how stupid Gun Free Zones, Businesses, Recruitment Centers, Etc. are, and that "bad guys" don't obey such restrictions.

I'm pissed off that more states will not drop the numerous gun restrictions that infringe on the 2nd Amendment including allowing Open Carry, and Concealed Carry with a permit.

I'm pissed off that more Christians don't see that if we are to apply Rom. 13 and 1Pet.2 to our government today, that it means that the U.S. Constitution is "our authority" that we are to obey unless it contradicts God's word, not those that make unconstitutional laws.

I'm pissed off about our National Debt that is over 18 Trillion 300 Billion Dollars that comes out to over 55,000 Dollars per person and 120,000 Dollars per taxpayer, not including unfunded liabilities, and that our federally elected officials are not doing anything about it.

I'm pissed off about the likely future our children and grandchildren will face if the Lord tarries His return for the Church, and the apathy of so many parents and grandparents.

I'm pissed off that so many Christians are so dogmatic about a Pre-tribulational rapture of the Church following Resurrection 1A :-).

I'm pissed off that more people have not joined the Fellowship of Concerned Christian Constitutional Patriots :-). www.fcccp.yolasite.com

I'm pissed off at myself that I haven't said and done more.

I'm pissed off about my own pride, lack of trust in the Lord, and SIN.

I'm pissed off about how many churches, including so called evangelical churches, have watered down and compromised the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I'm pissed off about how many so called evangelical churches do not have sufficient discipleship and/or biblical church accountability and correction.

I'm pissed off about how many Christians, including reformed/sovereign grace Christians, that say they hold to mankind's sin nature or being totally depraved, yet act like the federal government would never do certain and various evil things.

I'm pissed off that so many things are dismissed as Conspiracy Theories, even though some of them have been proven to be true such as Drones and FEMA Centers.

I'm pissed off about the power, greed, and deception of Big Pharma, the FDA, the AMA, the AHA, the ACS, that results in all kinds of toxic chemicals and GMOs being put in foods, withholding various treatments for cancer and auto immune diseases if they cannot patent it and make money off of it, or if it will cost them money.

I'm pissed off about the many people that are so quick to dismiss alternative treatments and solutions, and to accept radiation and chemotherapy.

I'm pissed off that more people haven't thought through and/or prepared for the consequences of an economic collapse, and what they would do to get food, water, other essentials, where they would live, how they would protect themselves, etc. should this happen and before the Lord's return.

I'm pissed off that so many churches will not do more to inform and help for this possible scenario.

I'm pissed off about the racism that exists in our country, and those promoting it such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, President Barack Hussein Obama, and more.

I'm pissed off that many people actually think a person is a racist if they disagree with Obama's views and actions, but not if a person agrees with his views and actions just because of his skin color.

I'm pissed off with White Supremacists, Black Panthers, and the like.

I'm pissed off about Affirmative Action.

I'm pissed off that it is very difficult for a white man in his mid to late 50s to get a job.

I'm pissed off that feminists are so blind that they support radical Muslims considering what they think about women.

I'm pissed off that radical Muslims want to kill Christians, Jews, and other infidels.

I'm pissed off that most if not all non radical Muslims will not speak out against the actions and comments of radical Muslims.

I'm pissed off that so many people are so deceived in thinking that the federal government is really that stupid when it comes to recent terrorist attacks, protecting the southern border, and gun control.

I'm pissed off about the Illegal Immigrant problem, Amnesty, and southern border.

I'm pissed off that we'll give other countries billions and billions of dollars that we don't really have, and yet won't spend money on the southern border.

I'm pissed off about Obama Care.

I'm pissed off that there are so many people that have not contributed to "the system" and get federal benefits, but they want to give a hard time to those needing it about getting Social Security Disability.

I'm pissed off about double taxation, over taxation, sales tax on food and medicine, and property tax.

I'm pissed off about churches that discriminate against older pastors and those who are not seminary or bible college trained.

I'm pissed off about word of faith and prosperity preaching churches.

I'm pissed off with Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Freddy Price, Paula White, Joyce Meyer, and the like.

I'm pissed off with the Watch Tower and Tract Society (JWs), Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and Roman Catholic Church, for their false teaching and deceiving many.

I'm pissed that there is such a lack of spiritual discernment in the visible body of Christ regarding false teaching and teachers.

I'm pissed off that more people are not pissed off.

I'm pissed off that all that is happening could result in another civil or revolutionary war, and that this may be what the U.N., Federal Government, Council on Foreign Relations, and Bilderbergers want.

I'm pissed off that most of my physical and spiritual family and friends think that I'm out in left field with most if not all of these things :-).

I'm pissed off that I'm pissed off and writing this Blog Post :-).

How many is that? Over 50 I think, but too many. Am I really pissed off? Maybe not in the way many people may think that means. But was Jesus pissed off with the money changers in the Temple and with the Pharisees? Was David pissed off as recorded in the Psalms?

My spiritual goal is to be biblically balanced regarding these things, and to be pissed off with the things God would have me to be pissed off with. God is all powerful and sovereign, and in control of every thing that happens in this universe, world, and country. But God ordains the means as well as the end while man is also responsible for his actions. We should not worry and sorrow as those who have no hope. This world is not the born again Christian's permanent home and final destination, but it is our temporary home until He takes us home individually or returns for the dead in Christ and the church. I don't think God's word teaches Christians are to be pacifists, and that we have a responsibility to protect and defend our families. Just not in the way the world would do it. God's word says we are to submit to the governing authority, and for us in this day and time, it seems to me to be the Constitution unless it contradicts God word. For as the apostles said as recorded in God's word, we ought to obey God rather than man.

"Be ye pissed off and sin not" ~ PBV (Pester Brat Version :-))

Thanks for reading and considering.

Pester Brat

Monday, July 6, 2015

Questions For Church Leaders About Dealing With The Economy and Constitutional Issues

Okay, I admit I'm struggling about why many local church leaders will not talk to their congregation about the possible consequences of an economic collapse if it occurs before the Lord returns. God in His providence and sovereignty had us move back near family due to me recently being laid off by my previous employer in central Florida. I'm thankful that I am now in a church where the pastor does want the congregation to receive information that may be helpful to them in the event of an economic collapse. On July 6, 2015 at 1:20am Central Time, the national debt according to usdebtclock.org is over 18 Trillion 294 Billion Dollars and climbing! I love Christ and His Church. I consider myself to be a sovereign grace Baptist Christian. I believe God's word teaches that He is sovereign and has ordained all that comes to pass, but I also believe His word teaches man's responsibility and that God ordains the means as well as the end. I have pastored for 14 years and I'm seeking the Lord's will about whether He would have me pastor another church or be a fellow elder at my new current church (I have been inactive for 3 years now). So I have a bunch of questions for Church Pastors, Elders, and Leaders (I use 'Leaders' too because of the different types of church government in the various churches) that will also have some comments mixed in with them :-).

Church Leaders will teach/educate/inform about numerous other temporal issues, but for some reason this issue is off limits for most? Why? If you are a pastor reading this, please help me understand. You claim to love the people God has put before you to under-shepherd. Is it because you think it won't happen? Is it because you're sure that the Lord will come back before it happens? Is it because you don't dealing with these issues belongs in the church in any aspect at all?
What if the economy does collapse before the Lord returns regardless of your eschatological view? What if such a collapse results in food not being able make it from producers to stores? What if many cannot live off their land? What if many do not own their home free and clear? Is anyone in the church teaching what they can do at home? Does the church have a plan in place to help in anyway? I'm not talking about doing these things in the place of worship services. Can't the church provide material for their flock? Can't the church have a class during the week dealing with these issues? Should the church also have a food pantry for their members if the economy does collapse and there is not access to food in stores? Does the church have paid-for property for their folks to live on if they can't stay at home? As I'm typing these, I am watching about what's going on in Greece. Do you think that can't happen in our country? Do you believe that power corrupts? Should churches be talking to elected officials now about preventing possible mandatory evacuation to FEMA Centers and Camps? Do you think the would not do that? Do you know what happened in the New Orleans area during Hurricane Katrina? Is the church required to submit to unconstitutional executive orders and actions since we are a constitutional republic and our elected officials swear an oath to uphold the constitution? How do you think the congregation will react if the economy does collapse and the Church Leaders didn't provide any information or talk to them at all? Isn't it better to plan and prepare and nothing happen than to not plan and prepare and something does happen? Is planning for the possibility of an economic collapse unbiblical if it is done with the right motive and biblical balance? Are we to just wait and see if it happens and then deal with it from there when we have so many people living in urban and suburban communities that cannot live off of their land? Does planning and preparing mean that they are worrying and/or laying up treasures on the earth? Was Joseph and Pharaoh wrong for setting aside crops during their plentiful years to prepare for the lean years? Are those that do not provide for their own worse than unbelievers, and would this still apply if no preparations were made in light of what it would be like for people living in urban and suburban areas? What about guns for protection? Is that biblically permissible?

I have the utmost respect for many of my pastor friends, acquaintances, and some I have never met even online. If I can help in anyway, please let me know. I would be glad to speak at your church and/or provide information that I will soon be putting together. Much of it is already on this Blog and our website. I hope those reading this will share it with as many as possible and that pastors and other church leaders will prayerfully consider this blog post. It can be done without making it an idol and disrupting the worship service and existing ministries.

Pester Brat

Friday, July 3, 2015

"The Breath of Gabriel" by Patti Kay

The more our nation turns away from God and becomes more secular and corrupt within, the more we pull away and abandon Israel without. Just in the past year Isis has risen like a scourge across Syria and Iraq.... Vladimir Putin has invaded the state of Crimea in the sovereign nation of the Ukraine.... Israel was engaged in an all out war with Hamas.... China has created man made islands they are militarizing in international waters that they claim as their territory by usurp. Our President aligns himself with Iran and aids their race towards achieving nuclear arms while openly snubbing Israel. This is the certain and dangerous path to a total nuclearized Middle East. Here in our own country lawlessness has taken over the streets in many cities under the guise of "hands up, don't shoot". In many places, the police have just given up causing crime rates to soar. Con men and opportunists stir the pot on all sides thus sewing the seeds of division the likes of which we have not seen since the eve of the Civil War. Our first amendment rights are in dire jeopardy as social media outlets and internet search engines begin to hire people and install new software to ferret out dissenters to the new morally bankrupt social order. Why should we care about that when our own government violates our freedom and 4th Amendment rights through illegal acts such as the NDAA? Others celebrate the perversion of marriage as handed down in the new law of the land from the judiciary- not the legislature- thus rendering the very constitutional bedrock of our nation null an void. We see it celebrated in the streets where half naked revelers spit on the clergy and make a mockery of God in displays of crucifixion effigies and the hijacking of God's rainbow symbol. Welcome to Sodom and Gomorrah 2.0. The liberal media is the new mother and father of our children; shaping their minds through the addiction to innovative gadgetry- to think and believe as they chose- while real parents slave in jobs to pay ever increasing debts and taxes to a bloated feckless government that promotes sloth amongst those made psychologically crippled by the false notion that they are owed something merely because they exist. Christians are being persecuted far and wide- beheaded over there and silenced over here. People of good faith cower inside themselves afraid to speak out or speak up for fear of reprisals on the job and in social circles. There are far worse things in this world than being offended and we do not have to look far to see these assaults forming to the right and to the left of us with each news cycle. We bow to what we think, to what we desire, and use those things to create who we would like God to be- without ever considering the one true God who created us or who God really is and what He wants and what He has ordained through divine law. False prophets draw those folks in like sheep selling their books and peddling their lies while people are lured into thinking they can have it all if they just follow the trickery of positive psychology- never mind God. The hour is getting late my friends and I truly do not care who may be angered by this message. I am deeply disgusted by all of this and I know many of you are as well. Some have ears to hear, others, well.... their hearts are hardened beyond hope. The truth is just that- the truth- and so often times the truth hurts. It would be easier if I never said any of this and just kept my mouth shut and just put up pictures of flowers and puppies and other meaningless crap. Why bother? Why put myself out there?Well, that's just not me to keep it all inside. If I wake up tomorrow and have no more friends here that will have to be okay too. Sometimes things just have to be said and a person has to take a stand for what they believe in their heart. If you haven't yet...... I urge you to come to Christ and repent before Gabriel draws his breath to sound the horn. God loves you and so do I.