Friday, August 20, 2010

Tough Times and Absolute Answers

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As President Obama and his family headed out for their 6th holiday of the year, this time to Martha's Vineyard, yesterday, the news was not good on many fronts for both the President and the country.

While the Obama's seek a little fun in the sun, there are dark clouds gathering.

jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to 500,000 yesterday, the highest in 9 months.

The non-partisan CBO reported yesterday that the
US deficit is now 9.1% of the GDP, assuring tough times for the foreseeable future.

The current 9.5% unemployment is now not expected to fall to the desired 5% until 2014 or beyond. The benchmark for full employment has typically been 4%.

A poll released this week found that only 4 in 10 approve of the President's handling of the economy.

And the President's comments about the Mosque at Ground Zero are not going away.

Even the left to far left
Time Magazine reported yesterday that according to their own poll, 61% oppose construction of the Mosque, while only 26% approve and the public perception is that President Obama is part of the 26%.

Seventy percent (70%) feel it will be an insult to the victims of the 9-11 attacks.

And 24% believe President Obama is a Muslim. Time reports that 24% "mistakenly believe that the current occupant of the Oval Office is himself a Muslim."

The White House is doing their best to tamp down the growing doubts about what the President really believes.

White House Spokesman, Bill Burton, on the flight to Martha's Vineyard yesterday told the press that people don't really care about the President's religion.

But they do care, and denials are not causing their concerns to go away.

Burton said, "The President is obviously a Christian. He prays every day." Clearly Mr. Burton missed the fact that many people pray every day to all kinds of objects, gods and shrines.

These are tough times. Times when many believe there are no absolutes, therefore no absolute answers.


Here are some ABSOLUTES. Think about them over the weekend.

First. "God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. So we need not fear even if the world blows up, and the mountains crumble into the sea. He will not delay His help. Stand silent. Know that I am God. I will be honored by every nation in the world." (Psalms 46:1,2,5,10. Living Bible.)

Relax. God is in control.

Second. "If my people , who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." ( ll Chronicles 7:14)

Heal their land.

Be Prayerful. Be Humble. Be Healed.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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  1. I am a pastor and often read your blogs but never comment. I want to thank you for your clear message yesterday on the story about Elizabeth Hasselbeck and what you have written today. God bless you. Keep up the good work.

  2. Excellent. Excellent.

  3. In all equity and fairness, one is not obligated to approve of a Mosque built on Ground Zero to be fair and equitable. To say one is unfairly against Mosques being built because they do not approve of the location being the place in question is unfair.

    We need judges who are unbiased, fair, equitable, just, honest,
    and good. We also need many others who are of the same gifts
    of God's grace to occupy government positions. All these things and more are in Jesus. Outside of him there is nothing good.

    -From Renton, WA

  4. Hasn't the government been like a woman which lacks discretion?
    (see Proverbs 11:22)

    The wicked have no hope. (Prov 11:22) Though they say they have hope, God's vengence awaits them. (Prov 11:23)

    It's my hope that God is going to replace them with his Church and save this nation from the future it was moving toward. I hope to hear the name of God honored in their speeches and see the people stand up for the Lord.

  5. I forgot to identify my town. I live in Renton, WA. If you come to Renton, please remember that it is in the middle of a no tresspassing zone, according to Psalm 24. (vs.1)


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