The Obama administration is heavy handedly telling our public schools that we need to respect a transgender’s identity.  They instruct all public schools that they must allow a biological boy to enter into a biological girl’s bathroom, locker room, and even the showers, if they so desire.  A biological girl would be allowed to do the same in a biological boy’s facilities. In all states, indecent exposure is still a criminal offense. Indecent exposure is when one shows their genitals in public and someone is alarmed or offended.

Personally, I am alarmed and offended that the current administration would be forcing the “land of the free” to succumb to their opinion. I greatly disagree with the LGBT agenda and I believe that this is going to harm our nation in tremendous ways.

To say that a person is somehow trapped in the wrong body, is to say that, “There is no God.” From the first chapter in the Holy Bible we learn in “Genesis 1:27 27  God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” God decided who would be male and who would be female. To believe that a person can be trapped in the wrong body is to believe that God made a mistake. If God made a mistake, then He cannot be Holy and our Christian Salvation is at stake. Only a sinless, spotless, sacrifice could be offered for our redemption. Therefore, a person cannot be trapped in the wrong body.

Do I believe that a person can “feel” like they are trapped in the wrong body? Most definitely, they can and do, but that feeling does not make morality for me. Feelings should never be the basis for morality. Feelings can produce all kinds of immoralities, Adultery, Fornication, Stealing, Lying, Cheating, etc… There is a reason the Bible calls these feelings “sinful desires”. And guess what, we all have them, but my “sinful desires” should not be turned into morality.

This is where we are in 2016 seeking to legalize are “sinful desires.” Transgender is just another form of homosexuality. Instead of encouraging our children to succumb to their sinful desires, we should be teaching them that there is a God in heaven who loves them and He created them for a special purpose. Perhaps, taking prayer and the Holy Bible out of our schools was not such a good idea?

Most transgenders struggle with their identity because of abuse, divorce, single parent homes, or other issues that they are dealing with. The teenage years can be some of the hardest years in developing our identity and now we want to confuse children more with the fact that they “could be” trapped in the wrong body. We should be respecting transgenders and their feelings, but we should be helping them to be the person God created them to be.

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Pastor David Lange
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I have found the cure for AIDS and ALL STDs! This is such an exciting breakthrough for our generation! I found the answer in ancient documents. Apparently, former generations were struggling with similar diseases and the cure was clearly spelled out for them.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that there are nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections every year in America. Half of these cases occur in young people between the ages of 15-24. (www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/std-trends-508.pdf)  As a result, our nation is spending $16 billion dollars a year on health care for STDs.  Think of the savings we could have in our nation if we apply this cure!

When you learn about the cure, you're going to be astounded by the findings. The cure is 100% effective 100% of the time. It also has no side effects or dangerous warning labels.

The documents I have found were written between AD 54-59. The first document was written to Corinth, a town near ancient Athens. It states, “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.”  Sexual immorality is any sex outside of the bonds of marriage.

The website for the Center for Disease Control backs up these findings to a certain point. They claim that they are unsure as to where the diseases come from, but they acknowledge that abstaining from sex is the best way to avoid an STD. They also acknowledge that a long term monogamous relationship (one partner for life) is the best safeguard against an STD. They admit that having multiple partners increases the risk of disease.  Their preventions point to the accuracy of the cure found in these ancient documents as being true.

The second document, also written between AD 54-59, addresses the ancient city of Rome concerning AIDS and other STDs.  It states, In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.”

AIDS comes from sexual immorality. More specifically, it comes from homosexual men. The Center for Disease Control admits that there is a disproportionate STD and AID rate among homosexual men.  This information backs up the ancient document.  If uninfected men begin to have sex with one another, many of them, will become infected with AIDs and other dangerous STDs. They will receive in themselves, the due penalty for their perversion.

If you have not already figured it out, the ancient documents that I have been quoting are found in the Holy Bible. God’s Word has always been true and now science is backing up this truth. All AIDs and STDs can be prevented when we stop having sex outside of God’s design for marriage. God’s design is one man and one woman for life. There would be no AIDs or STD infections if we followed God’s plan. The Supreme Court recently legalized these very costly and deadly diseases into our nation. The cure for AIDs and ALL STDs is found in God’s Word. You can read the verses quoted in 1 Corinthians 6:18 and Romans 1:27.

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If you have read a good portion of the Old Testament there is a common theme throughout. The nation of Israel goes through cycles. There are times when the nation of Israel is blessed and protected by God, and there are times when God allows them to go into persecution. As you are reading through their history.  You notice the nation beginning to stray away from God and His commands. You can’t help but say to yourself, “How foolish is the nation of Israel?” Why can’t they learn from their past mistakes? Why can’t they remember the great Exodus out of Egypt and how God provided for them?

In my quest to understand Israel’s foolishness I am confronted with my own foolishness. In Romans 15:4 it says, “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us.” As I look at America’s history I am confronted with the realization that we are being a very foolish nation, at present. There are specific signs that Israel would go through and you knew as you were reading them that this is not going to end well for them. In fact, in the book of Judges there are some chapters that the cycle would change so drastically from paragraph to paragraph.

The question needs to be posed to us, “How foolish is the nation of America?” Can we not learn from Israel’s past mistakes? Will we not heed His commands and seek to obey them to be blessed by the One True God? Here are some of the signs of Israel’s foolish mistakes. 1. They began to believe the world’s views around them instead of obeying God’s commands. 2. They began to experience debt and other provisions from God drying up. 3. They began to experience a loss of God’s protection against their enemies. 4. If the nation would not repent and return to God and His laws the nation would be enslaved by another.

Is America experiencing any of these signs? Yes, Yes, and Yes! Since 2001 we have had over 50 attempts of mass destruction in our nation and some have been successful; New York, Boston, Texas, Chattanooga. Have we forgotten about 9/11? Is our nation in debt and the economy unstable? Have we embraced the ways of the world and began to turn away from the laws of God? Are we legalizing what God would call sin in our nation?

What can we do? Have we gone too far that God will not forgive us? We must repent and turn back to God and His laws. We must begin reading our Bibles again and obeying the Ten Commandments and the Teachings of Christ. We must stop justifying why we no longer need to learn and obey God’s commands.

Are we ready to repent? Or will we continue to be so foolish that we watch our nation collapse around us? (More disasters, more violence, more suffering) I don’t know about you but I’m going to repent! Here are two areas that you can work on right away.

The first thing that we can do is return to putting God first in our life. The first two Commandments of the Ten deal specifically with this. You shall have no other gods before Him and you shall not make for yourself an idol. A god and idols (money, fame, ect…) are things we can worship, and God demands that we worship only Him. When was the last time that you really prayed? When was the last time that you spent a good bit of time reading God’s Word and asking Him to reveal Himself to you? (more than five minutes) In our nation, most of us would pass a current events - Hollywood test but we would fail a Bible test. If we are going to obey the ways of God we have to know them. We cannot listen to lies of Satan, but we must listen to God’s Word. When Israel would forget about God’s law they would get into trouble. When they would return and begin to obey God’s law they would be blessed.

The second thing that we can do is to return to Honoring the Lord’s Day. The Fourth Commandment is to remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it Holy. Our generation interprets this in so many different ways, but most of us justify why we no longer need to obey this command. The command is about not working or causing others to work on the Sabbath. I used to be a Sabbath breaker and I believed all of Satan’s lies that caused me to be deceived. Now I read the command as stated and obey it.

Do you remember the blue laws in our nation? Our founders set them up to remind us to keep the Sabbath Holy? Sunday should be a special day dedicated each week to God. He is our provider, protector, and sustainer. Be careful that you don’t believe the lies of Satan and keep justifying why you do not have to obey God’s law. This is exactly what Israel did that caused them to suffer greatly. Until the 1970’s theologians, preachers, and Conservative Christian Historians agreed that the Sabbath was moved to Sunday (the day churches still meet weekly in America); that no work should done or anything done to cause others to work (restaurants, businesses used to be closed on Sundays in America. There were no sporting events, practices, or other events on the Sabbath - to keep it set apart from the other weekdays – as God intends).

Many conservatives in our generation quote great theologians, and some of our great American founders, but we are neglecting to heed their advice to keep the Sabbath Holy. Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finney, Charles Spurgeon, and all of the founders of our great nation would be pleading with us to return to keeping the Sabbath Holy. Read their quotes on this topic and it may cause you to think differently about the Sabbath. Read the command as stated and don’t come up with your own definition. 

It is the longest commandment with very specific instructions. Listen to what it says in Exodus 20:8-11,   "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates.  For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

When this generation is over what will people read about us? Will they be reading the history of America and say, “How foolish was the nation of America?” Or will they say, “Wow! Look at How America repented and God again blessed them?”

If you agree that America needs to repent and you are willing to help call our nation back to God: 1. Repent and begin learning and obeying the Ten Commandments and the Teachings found in the New Testament. 2. Join a good Bible Teaching Church and keep the Sabbath Holy. 3. Share this blog with others and help disciple our nation back to God. 4. Check out www.bibleistherock.com for more information.

Written by David Lange
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Jimmy Carter was quoted yesterday for saying, “I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage.” He also said, "I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else.”

Mr. Carter I respectfully disagree with you and I wish that you could see the truth. Most people, who are for gay marriage, just shrug off the laws of nature and the fact that a homosexual union is not natural.  This union will not produce any offspring to keep society going. One of God’s designs for marriage is procreation. But even if you shrug off this evidence here are some very important facts to think about.

1.       Homosexuality in the male community produces AIDS. In fact, homosexual men are not allowed to donate blood. Why? Because AIDS is something that is damaging our society. Mr. Carter believes that homosexuality does not damage society. Homosexual men are 70% more likely to contract AIDS. This union produces a very deadly disease that can be transferred to others.

2.       Our government is supposed to protect the righteous and punish the evil doers. This homosexual act has a 70% chance of producing AIDS and harming others. Is legalizing it protecting our society? Endorsing this union is like saying, “I know you will most likely get AIDS, but go ahead and have some anthrax too.” How absurd is that? We should be encouraging people to abstain from this union that produces AIDS.

3.       It is a proven fact that children who grow up in homes with a mother and a father are better citizens. They also grow up to be more productive in society. The statistics of prisoners still point to the fact that the majority of inmates have grown up in fatherless homes. Children need both male and female role models. A homosexual union cannot produce what children need on an emotional level from a mother and a father. We are commanded in the 5th commandment to honor our father and mother. We are not commanded to honor our father and father.

4.       The Bible says that sexual immorality is a sin that causes us to sin against our own bodies. (1 Corinthians 6:18) Any sex that is outside of God’s plan, of one man and one woman, has the chance of producing a sexually transmitted disease or AIDS. Did you know that sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in America? Did you know that you will NEVER get a sexually transmitted disease if you obey Jesus’ plan for marriage? (Matthew 19: 4,5) That is scientific proof that backs up the Word of God on how the institution of marriage should be between one man and one woman.

5.       In speaking of the Word of God Mr. Carter stated that he believed, “Jesus would approve of a homosexual union.” If Jesus approved of a homosexual union then He would be going against His own words in Matthew 19:4, 5. The New Testament, as well as the Old Testament, condemns such relationships. (Romans 1:26-32; Corinthians 6:9-10; Jude 7)

6.       The greatest damage that could come upon anyone is to be sentenced to an eternity in hell. If anyone chooses to remain in a homosexual union the Bible clearly states that they cannot inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Cor. 6:9-10). In fact, any sex outside of the bonds of a one man one woman marriage is considered sexual immorality and their fate is the same as a homosexual. Why would I want anyone to end up in hell? The most loving thing that I can do for homosexuals and the sexually immoral is warn them of the judgment to come. We all have to repent of our sinful ways and honor God by obeying His commands. As we turn away from God and His Word know that we will also be turning away from His protection and His blessings; more natural disasters will come, more debt, more violence, more greed, and more perversions will arise.

Our Supreme Court has decided to rule against God’s Word and approve of a union that will lead people into hell and bring more of God’s discipline upon us.

7.       By God’s grace I hope that America’s eyes are opened and that we begin looking at the Holy Scriptures for our answers. Jesus is God and we must submit to His authority. That is what a Christian nation does. We are to be, “one nation under God.” The US constitution should not be our Holy Book. We will be judged based upon God’s Holy Word and how we obeyed His commands. We will not be judged upon how we obeyed man’s constitution.

By David Lange

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A transgender person is born a certain sex and at some point they feel that they are in the wrong body. The transgender person may dress and act like a member of the opposite sex. They may take hormone pills or go to other measures to try and transform their bodies into the opposite sex. Some go to extreme measures and have operations to change their sexuality.

Do these feelings justify transgender as a normal or moral lifestyle? It is very possible that a person may struggle with who they have been created to be. But their struggling does not justify legalizing or moralizing the transgender lifestyle. Those who believe that transgender is a real possibility must also believe that God makes mistakes.

God is the creator and the master builder. He is incapable of making a mistake. A mistake would go against His very nature and bring everything that He has done into question. The person who wants to bring God’s work into question is Satan and he most definitely will try and distort God’s will and His perfect plan.

Jesus said in Matthew 19:4-5 (NIV) 4  "Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' 5  and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?

As Jesus points out, God is the one who decides who will be male and who will be female. The prophet Jeremiah says in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) 11  For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

God’s plans for us are perfect and holy. Satan likes to distort God’s plan and make us question His authority and laws. Just as he did to Adam and Eve in the garden when he began to question them over what God commanded them not to do. We all know how that turned out when they sided with Satan and followed his advice. Let’s not do the same with transgender teachings.

My advice to you is this, being transgender is an impossibility, because God does not make mistakes. If a person is struggling with their identity then we need to come alongside them and help them be all that God has created them to be. If they are male then we need to teach them how to become the provider, protector, and the leader of their family. If they are female then we need to teach them how to be a mother, homemaker, and one of the main educators of their children.

God’s perfect plan for a great society and nation is built on every individual fulfilling their God given roles: Men marrying women and having children who grow up to be productive in society. These principles are rooted in Christianity, which is the foundation of our nation. Look at the rise in violence, disrespect for one another, and the confusion upon our children as to who they are created to be. We have forgotten God’s Word and His teachings in our society and we are beginning to see our nation crumble.

I am appalled that in a Christian nation teachers are reading books to kindergarten children and trying to convince them that transsexual and homosexual relationships are moral and normal. Rise up Christians and speak your mind against such evils in our society. Do this with gentleness and respect but do this! Vote for godly men and women who will rule according to the Word of God, run for your school boards and make sure that such curriculums do not enter your school district. Share this blog with others and let’s awaken people to the truth found in God’s Word. Don’t just sit back and watch America crumble get involved and get going!

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Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty or give me death!" He also said, "It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians - not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

Listen to this important message for our generation about how we can return to being a Christian nation again. 

How can we return to being a Christian nation again?

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Is homosexuality just condemned in the Old Testament? Are there any verses in the New Testament that can help us understand more on this topic? Should we be concerned that some in our nation are trying to legalize this union?

Listen to this important message for our generation!

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What does the Bible say about Homosexuality?

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Have you heard about what is going on in some public schools across America?
Listen to this important message for our generation. 

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What would Jesus say about the Muslim religion?

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When a person commits a crime we naturally believe that justice must be done. If a person senselessly murders another we passionately want that individual to come to justice and pay for their crime. If they lie, or steal, or cheat we come together as a society, in the court of law, and we decide a just punishment for their actions.

What basis should we use to decide what is a crime and what is not? The murderer committed their act believing that somehow they were in the right or justified in their action. The thief felt compelled in their mind that taking another’s property was their right and they did not restrain them self.  So we should not decide law on what a person believes in their own heart.

This may surprise you, but laws come from sound doctrine. In fact, America based their laws and much of the Constitution on the Holy Scriptures. The Ten Commandments, which we posted on many courthouses and Capital buildings, gave us a great beginning for our law. Do not murder, give false testimony, commit adultery, and steal are all laws based upon sound doctrine and found in the Ten Commandments. Christianity is the religion that America was founded upon and our laws came from its doctrines. 

Look at what Paul said to Timothy in 1 Timothy 1:8-11.  8  We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9  We also know that law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious; for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10  for adulterers and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers--and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11  that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me. 

If sound doctrine is our basis for law and we believe in justice, then should we also believe that God is a just God? If we believe that criminals should be brought to justice then does God hold us accountable for our actions?

In Deuteronomy chapter 28 God lays out blessings and consequences for any nation that obeys or rejects His law. Some of the consequences for turning away from God’s law are debt, lack of His protection, and a nation whose language we do not understand rising up to enslave us. If America is beginning to see God’s justice upon our nation, in the form of consequences, then we must ask ourselves the hard questions as to what law or laws are we not obeying.

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Dinner - Thursday May 14th 5:30pm @ Mission Community Church 316 E. Central, Pacific, MO

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Do we really want religious freedom for all religions? Is this what the founders intended?

What the founders intended was that we would establish our nation as a Christian nation and people would be free to worship God however they saw fit. They would also be free not to worship God. With our basis in law on the Bible and Christianity then when people began to worship their god in an inconsistent way of Christianity we could rule against their beliefs. For example, if a man decided that his religion allowed him to be married to many different women, our society, based upon Christianity, could rule against this harmful choice. In 1824, in the case of Updegraph v. The Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court  declared, “The act against cursing and swearing, and breach of the Lord’s Day; the act forbidding incestuous marriages, perjury by taking a false oath upon the book, fornication and adulteryfor all these are founded in Christianity – for all these are restraints upon civil liberty.”

Until the 1960’s, this nation supported restraints upon civil liberty and punished those who broke them.  Today, not only are there are no serious consequences for these restraints, but adultery and fornication are barely even scoffed at as sin. 

When we begin to fight for religious freedom for all and not uphold our Christian nation beliefs we will be headed for disaster with no good moral basis for law. In Nashville there is an immoral organization trying to establish their practices in a town. It is a swingers club that has bought a building and they have begun renovations on their building. (A swingers club is where married couples come together to exchange spouses for relations - or commit adultery as the Bible calls it) The Nashville community, which has a majority of Christians, opposed this business and came to city hall to make sure the zoning would not allow such an organization near a Christian school. The Christians were successful in their efforts. So what did the organization do? They refiled as a church. If we have religious freedom for all religions then they would be free to do this and commit adultery with absolutely no consequences.

Adultery is a crime according to the Ten Commandments and it should not be allowed in a Christian nation. Unfortunately, we have lost our basis for law. Adultery is a sin that destroys a nation.  It destroys marriages, families, and societies. In 1898, the Washington Supreme Court stated, “Adultery, whether promiscuous or not, violates one of the Ten Commandments and the statutes of this state.”

The LGBT movement is fighting for the legalization of homosexual marriages. They claim that two people who love each other should be able to be married, even if they are of the same sex. This organization also fights for the rights of the bisexuals. To be bisexual means that you desire to have relations with both male and female. When the bisexual desires to be married can they then marry both sexes at the same time? Where is our nation headed? What moral basis should we be using to decide our laws? Should we be saying religious freedom for all religions? Can this swinger club call itself a church and be free to commit this crime in our society?

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