Bible puts unrest in context

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Now being in my 80th year, I feel I’ve seen it all, from the Great Depression to the recent greater depression. Then came World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan and all the other unrest all over the globe. Every U.S. president in that span has had his share of this kind of turmoil.

I am now concerned about the unrest in our own country caused by our current president – the divisions he has brought about between youth and elderly, wealthier and less-than-wealthy, black and white, etc., to say nothing of the military versus the rest of the civilians who don’t understand military ways. Even our political parties are more divided than ever. I have recently been referred to the Bible, and Isaiah 9:10 (look it up!).

President Obama keeps referring to the Book of Luke: “(T)o whom much is given, much is expected.” (also from the inaugural address of John F. Kennedy). I would like to suggest that Mr. Obama also refer to Matthew 25:29: “For to everyone who has, more will be given; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.” The Bible also reminds us “the poor will always be among us.” If wealth is taken away, from where will come the help we are expected to give?

I would also suggest another very pertinent reference to our current times – II Chronicles 7:14: “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 I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Heaven only knows we are in great need of healing.

Carolyn Kershner

Augusta

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specsta
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specsta 03/02/12 - 03:27 am
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Yet another "religious"

Yet another "religious" letter published by the Chronicle blaming President Obama for all the troubles in the world.

Maybe it's the fact that some folks have put aside the false smiling masks they show to the world and have revealed their true corrupt selves. Maybe that's the cause for this "unrest".

Greed, class divisions and racism did not begin with President Obama - but the fact that he is in the White House certainly snatched the lid off the closeted greedy and racists folks who felt threatened by a black man as President.

President Obama has been treated with more disrespect than any other President that has occupied the Oval Office. It is truly reprehensible. Yet, he just keeps his cool, continues to make wise decisions, and ignores the cackle of the naysayers who would love to see him defeated at election time.

buzzman1946
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buzzman1946 03/02/12 - 07:18 am
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Look up euphrates river

Look up euphrates river drying up, which is a biblical prophacy, as a sign that the end time draws near, Revelation 16 verse 12. Yes the river is drying up. Be prepared.God loves you.

copperhead
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copperhead 03/02/12 - 08:01 am
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specsta,are you in agreement

specsta,are you in agreement with hussein apologizing to murderers for murdering our troops?

ForeverFrog
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ForeverFrog 03/02/12 - 09:04 am
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Great post, specsta. Amazing

Great post, specsta. Amazing that all our current problems can be blamed on one person - Obama! The xians won't be happy until the entire USA, correction, the world is their brand of xian. There was a time when religion ruled the world. That time was the DARK AGES!!! That's where Santorum wants us to be again.

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 03/02/12 - 09:06 am
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"I have recently been

"I have recently been referred to the Bible, and Isaiah 9:10 (look it up!)" (Carolyn Kershner).

This verse should be considered: "The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place" (English Standard Version). Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle quoted the verse shortly after 9/11; former Senator John Edwards quoted it during his subsequent presidential campaign; President Barack Obama alluded to it during his first State of the Union address.

The verse expresses a defiant determination to rebuild and become stronger than ever, without repentance, after a judgment has hit. A backslidden Israel expressed such a determination in Isaiah's day, yet went on to suffer a humiliating defeat and exile. Sadly, our nation has been expressing the same determination since 9/11 and seems headed for a similar fall.

Ms. Kershner is right that our nation can't be restored without repentance. We should heed 2 Chronicles 7:14 by seeking forgiveness and healing from God while there's still time.

skeptic griggsy
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skeptic griggsy 03/02/12 - 09:51 am
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Isaiah 45:9 comes to mind!
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Isaiah 45:9 comes to mind! And how people try to rationalize that verse comes to mind!
Pres. Barack Hussein Obama tried to work with the opposition,but it is so obdurate that now he is working with the people.
He himself is noting his magnificent accomplishments. The world respects us more! He is blessing us!
Ti's an Orwellian world where some fault him for those accomplishments. Then, reactionaries don't care should most of us don't have the necessary breaks.
They ignore reality with visions of a halcyon past.
The president shall accomplish more in his second term with a Democratic Congress as the Republi-cons are assuring that happens with their reactionary swill! Sanatorium, Willard M R., Ayn Rand Paul's father and Leroy Grinch.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 03/02/12 - 10:18 am
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my comment was removed as

my comment was removed as being a little to heavy in rhetoric etc...so i apologize to whomever was offended that i took excemption to being referred to as a racist as well as fellow conservatives because we KNOW obumler is a big tragic mistake.

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faithson 03/02/12 - 10:27 am
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' our nation can't be

' our nation can't be restored without repentance.' The great blunder of attacking a sovereign country should be our starting point when the discussion of repentance comes up.

impossible
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impossible 03/02/12 - 11:31 am
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To Specsta: “Maybe it's the
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To Specsta:
“Maybe it's the fact that some folks have put aside the false smiling masks they show to the world and have revealed their true corrupt selves.”
Yep, Obama has excelled at that. He is a PHD graduate and acolyte of Saul Alinsky and his Rules for Radicals. He has been a huge success at personifying demagoguery, narcissism, hubris, hypocrisy (quoting from the Christian Bible), corruption, conflict of interest, impeachable behavior and megalomania. That’s just his White half. I would attribute some of those accomplishments to his Black half, but that might subject me to racist epithets from folks like you.
“Greed, class divisions and racism did not begin with President Obama”
True, but he has brought it to a more repugnant level than any prior politician. Since he has no positive record to run on, he has to divide and conquer by driving brutal wedges between folks. Oh yes, he does it with with a supercilious smiling mask.
“President Obama has been treated with more disrespect than any other President that has occupied the Oval Office.”
How convenient of you to have forgotten the reprehensible treatment George W. Bush received from the media and the likes of you while in office, and the reprehensible blame game played by Obama against Bush’s memory.
“Yet, he just keeps his cool, continues to make wise decisions, and ignores the cackle of the naysayers who would love to see him defeated at election time.”
Specsta, please list at least three of his decisions that you consider to have been wise. List one that has served the common good and human dignity.
Cackle, cackle, cackle,

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 03/02/12 - 12:44 pm
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"' our nation can't be

"' our nation can't be restored without repentance.' The great blunder of attacking a sovereign country should be our starting point when the discussion of repentance comes up" (faithson).

I agree wholeheartedly, and I won't object if you cast a vote for Ron Paul as a first step toward national repentance. :-)

impossible
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impossible 03/02/12 - 01:42 pm
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Are there any psychiatrists
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Are there any psychiatrists or psychologists on this thread? If so, might Specsta comments qualify as "projection?"

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sconservative 03/02/12 - 01:43 pm
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I am for fasting and prayer,

I am for fasting and prayer, but the Bible should not be quoted out of context. 2 Chron 7 has nothing to do with America. It is a covenant with Israel (still God's chosen people) through Solomon. It covers drought, pestilence and locusts. The second most quoted out of context verse 2 Pet 3:8 which has to do with Jesus establishing his kingdom - not some silly "God's timing is not man's."

impossible
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impossible 03/02/12 - 01:51 pm
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Taylor.c xians are
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Taylor.c xians are largely responsible for the good things in our world and culture, as opposed to a lot of _ _ _ _ such as Obama (the speller kept changing my "word" to "sits" so you have to insert it and put the i before the s. Like in Communists, Marxists - you get the idea.

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TNTHOMSON 03/02/12 - 03:09 pm
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"President Obama has been

"President Obama has been treated with more disrespect than any other President that has occupied the Oval Office.”

Cue Joe Wilson.....

If the leftist media (ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, etc.) had been as concerned about Obama's 'birth certificate'/selective service card as the press was about W's military records, Obama might not be POTUS....

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Jane18 03/02/12 - 03:37 pm
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sconservative, where do you

sconservative, where do you think America is in the Bible? Surely you don't believe GOD would leave out the the most powerful nation on earth. Just a reminder to you and others, there were 12 families or tribes that made up Israel(the nation of). Surely you have heard of the "10 lost tribes", where are they? Where did so many of them eventually immigrate to after their captivity by the Assyrian? Do not confuse Judah and Benjamin, they are not the House of Israel, they are only IN the country of Israel. Have you not read about the two sticks one day being put together again to make one? Ezek.37:15-22 Now, the two are separate. Here's something to remember--All Jewish people are Israelites, but, ALL Israelites are not Jewish". I am not putting you down in any way, only clarifying(is my hope). Be tough, there are some that like to put us down and call us "crazy", that's okay, JESUS was hated,.......... and we will be too!!

sconservative
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sconservative 03/02/12 - 04:18 pm
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In the future believers will

In the future believers will be grafted in to the covenant with Abraham (Romans 11). Some Americans are believers. Lost tribes sounds like Mormonism like polygamy, proxy baptism, etc. Ezek 37 is still future. The believers being taken up to Heaven is imminent and Jesus' return seven years later. I believe the Antichrist is now alive and will rule during the seven years. Jesus' return as conquering King is my hope - not November elections!

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Willow Bailey 03/02/12 - 09:30 pm
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Just to be clear, so sowing

Just to be clear, so sowing the seeds of blaming George W. Bush for everything including global warming by the Obama administration and supporters was okay? And you just don't like it when the same crop is returned? Don't like your harvest, try some different seeds...

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scoopdedoop64 03/02/12 - 10:10 pm
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Complain and blame is all

Complain and blame is all people want to do. What is the real problem? It is called "sin". Everyone and I mean everyone ever born is a sinner and capable of the most horrific acts. What changes us around? It is when we accept Jesus into our hearts and lives so that we can have a clean heart that cares and loves people rather than finding a way to rip them off and deceive them. Follow God's word...You are truly my disciples if you keep my commandments and you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. John 8:31-32

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OJP 03/02/12 - 11:00 pm
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Shouldn't it be: From to whom

Shouldn't it be: From to whom much it given, much is expected?

Just sayin'

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itsanotherday1 03/03/12 - 12:45 am
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"President Obama has been

"President Obama has been treated with more disrespect than any other President that has occupied the Oval Office."

I am almost speechless! Where in the heck were you 2004-2008?

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KSL 03/03/12 - 12:58 am
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As am I.

As am I.

impossible
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impossible 03/03/12 - 10:53 am
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Talk about seeds. One could
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Talk about seeds. One could probably fill a book writing about the epithets which, if detailed here woluld not be printed, that the selectively outraged left has thrown at George Bush, Sarah Palin, Laura Ingram et al. The left is the most guilty of that for which they now crucify and misquote Rush Limbaugh. So, Laura Ingram deserves to be called a slut because she is conservative, but a Fluke who says her promiscuity at Georgetown Law costs her $3000 in birth dontrol is not a slut when whe wants others to pay for her having sex? What a travesty.

impossible
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impossible 03/03/12 - 10:55 am
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Obama convinced at least four
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Obama convinced at least four advertisers to drop Rush Limbaugh, but he hasn't asked his superpak to return Bill Maher's One Million Dollar contribution - Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c _ _ t. But that's ok, because Sarah is a conservative?

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 03/03/12 - 02:08 pm
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To the letter writer. The

To the letter writer. The Great Depression drwarfs what you call the greater drepression. Perhaps you were too young to remember the bread lines and shanty towns. The ression of 2008 can not even be compared to the Great Depression.

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