Here we go again. The United States of America is not nor has ever been a Christian nation. Now I know many people reading this are sputtering and hemming and hawing about how wrong I am on this point. Well surprise history will back me up here...
Most of the Founders were Deists, as far as I know none of them were atheists or anti-Christian, and they craftily worded the Constitution of the United States so no one religion or sect/denomination would be greater than the other. In truth our Founding Fathers were radical separatist and in today’s terms be considered terrorists. They defied the will of their governing body and made their own rules up. I don't disagree with what they did but to make them sound something they were not is a blatant violation of the truth. And if you are going to be true to Christianity then the truth needs to be a priority. It also does not mean we do not have to act like a Christian Nation as far as loving one another and all.
But can I prove it. I don't have to. Anyone with a brain and the willingness to look up the truth can find evidence of this. I will provide some quotes and their sources so you can get started.
I think we as Christian’s today have got so wrapped up in the legalities and doctrines of the “Church”, that we have forgotten the most important parts of being “Christian”. Jesus is Compassion. Jesus is Mercy. Jesus is Forgiveness. Jesus is Just. Jesus is Grace. Jesus is Love. Jesus never turned away a human in need even if that person did not know they had a need. He embraced them with open arms. Why are we to be different? Is not our goal to be more like Jesus?
We were given the Great Commission and the Bible as our guide we should no longer fight or debate what we should or should not do.
Fulfilling the Law Through Love
 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.  For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. (Romans 13:8-10 ESV)
I don’t know about anyone else but helping someone (a neighbor as it is put in the verses above) shows Love. You know that little line in the Bible Faith, Hope, Love and the greatest of these is Love thing so many people forget…
Now you might ask “who is my neighbor?”, well again we have an answer from the Bible:
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”  Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead.  Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.  So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.  He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.  And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’  Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?”  He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” (Luke 10:25-37 ESV)
I may not like or agree with other faiths, beliefs, or opinions, but at the core of what I believe Compassion, Empathy, and Human Dignity are the building blocks of Love. So when I hear people say or demonstrate an un-Christian attitude towards those not of their faith, socially beneath what they think is acceptable, and just plain stupid fear I wonder if they have forgot the Man who healed the sick, feed the hungry, comforted the brokenhearted and perfectly exemplified the love that God has for us all? Have they forgotten that it is not our righteousness but God’s grace through Jesus that saves us all?
So if you want to turn away a refugee, a veteran, or someone not like you please don’t call yourself a “Christian”. Now I am not saying don’t take precautions, because I still believe God gave us brains, but really folks why is it so hard we have an instruction manual and still we keep getting things wrong…
Alright since I am getting bombarded with questions pertaining to the Indiana law for religious freedom and does MSChristian.org or NSMinistries.com support it, I want to have a onetime say on it. (This is mostly for my Facebook page.)
MSChristian.org and NSMinistries.com are Christian organizations. That being said we and myself do not believe homosexuality is right in the eyes of God, but we will not judge or turn anyone away for being gay, transgender, or otherwise not straight. This is a matter for that individual and God to hash out. MSC, NSM, and I are not going to judge or debate that matter. If asked I will give my opinion as I feel I have a right to do.
All these so called Christian’s that are judging need to take a step back and re-evaluate their position as well in our opinion. Stating an opinion is one thing but acting on something we were never told to do in the Bible, (the fulfilled law and commandments set forth by the New Testament, and Old Testament as fulfilled or brought forward with the teachings of the New Testament Church), is a line that we are not willing to cross. Unless there is a new prophet out there that I don’t know about, (yes that is sarcasm), judging others before taking the plank out of your own eye is just plain folly.
Addressing religious people either of the Christian faith or others remember you live in a country with freedoms that extend to even those not of a faith. I cannot and will not express an opinion to faiths that are not Christian on the matter. To Christian’s remember you cannot expect others that are not Christian to hold the same values and beliefs Christian’s do. Most of the time most Christian’s cannot agree on what those values and beliefs are any way.
To those supporting the law in Indiana if you are going to support it do it consistently at least. Check on your suppliers and other aspects of your business and follow suit with them as well. Being on the fence by choosing to take products, supplies, and monies from those that do support gay rights puts you on the fence, and remember how Jesus felt about that. Example for all you to take to heart, can you justify accepting Visa card even though they have programs that help support gay rights? Yes I can back up the claim, check out this link: http://www.hrc.org/support/get-an-hrc-visa-card. And just to make sure no one is reading this the wrong way I have no opinion one way or the other on this as we daily have to choose how we will live our lives and please re-read the above statement.
Addressing non-believers or however you want to be called, perceived or titled, the freedoms I spoke about to religious people also are for everyone. Too many times it seems just because someone believes differently from yourself it is seen as “wrong”. Can we just agree to disagree and move on with our lives? I have friends who are of many different faiths, no affiliations with religion, and race-sex-sexual orientation-or a million other masks. I would hate to lose friends because of an opinion or belief.
Yes this message probably will not win me friends or influence anyone but why the heck should I care. It is not changing my life or beliefs. Accept it, choke on it, or laugh at it.
Thank you again CVS Caremark for proving to me that the worst customer service in the pharmaceutical world still belongs to you. My phone call Monday was pleasant and the email confirmation made me believe that you got a hold of my doctor and my refill was on the way. The debt from my bank account also made me feel as though a fast and easy transaction was completed. But getting the email this evening stating that you never heard from my doctor was again proof of your unwavering commitment to screw somebody over still holds supreme. By the time I got this email you were closed. My Doctor's office was closed. And to top it all off it is a three day weekend so I will have to wait until Tuesday to do anything about this. Why did I not hear earlier from you. You took payment. Payment for pitty's sake. To me that has to say yes you knew the prescription was on its way. Does that not seem a bit fraudulent? But no all I will hear Tuesday is how sorry you are over the situation and how I should have checked up on it. Why do you bother to offer the service of contacting the doctor in the first place? If I hear one word about multiple tries to my doctor I might just freak out on the representative that will undoubtedly be the brunt of my anger Tuesday. If you did indeed try the doctor multiple times and got nothing why wait until the end of the day on a Friday to bother telling me about it? I guess the fact that a person is in pain does not mean a damn thing to you. No compassion, no responsibility, and certainly not any customer service worth dealing with.
Dear unnamed three letter insurance company,
Calling me at 7:30 my local time is unacceptable. Not only am I not awake, I have trouble getting to and staying asleep. So waking me on a morning that I was actually sleeping was your reps fault and not mine that I exploded at the rep on the phone. I found the reason for the call to be completely absurd. Yes I know the medicine I ordered (at not your store) is not covered by insurance. The pharmacist and I discussed that already. They unlike you have a thing called customer service (even though they can’t get a medicine put in a bottle in under an hour to save all the souls of the world) and tried to run it through insurance just to be sure and as a courtesy to me to try to save me money from the “EVILS” of insurance/medication prices. I do not consider what they did a waste of my or anyone’s times. Most humans and those that represent us humans try to save a buck or even a few cents. It is not out of the norm…