Shame on Your Conscience!

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By: Susan Bea Good

“Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy…having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.” (I Peter 3:13-16/ESV)

There once was a time when the concept was so widely accepted that even a Disney cricket advised us, “Let your conscience be your guide.” These are no longer those days. Now the popular crowd admonishes that following one’s deeply held beliefs is an offense to be booed!

This year’s presidential elections have left me feeling personally “booed.” I’ve been called a “loser” while being repeatedly ordered to, “Get over it!”

If you too have been subjected to shaming because you’ve chosen not to support an evil candidate you are not alone. And although it seems that each week another tall figure falls to the pressure, we are still in very good company. We can still find encouragement that some men of faith have not fallen for the populist pressure.

Politics naturally attracts liars and con-men. There’s a lot of power and wealth to be gained by the unscrupulous who obtain a public office. That being said, there are still many true servants out there who remain faithful to their commitments to work for us, not themselves.

I have found one useful purpose for Trump, character-delineation. I only need to ask where one stands on the man.

My conscience is clear, and will remain that way. I can only imagine the regret conscience-offenders are going to reap at the end of this test.

“This blogger’s hope is to be an encouragement to Christ-followers as they recognize God’s Big Picture and purpose to participate in it. Adonai Eloheinu!”

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Unemployed Partisan Looking for a Job

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By: Susan Bea Good

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16/ESV)

This morning I feel as though I lost a meaningful job. Earlier this year I declined to run again as Precinct Delegate because I knew that my conscience would not allow me to promote the con-man who seemed destined to win the Republican nomination. In past elections I have knocked on doors, talked to voters, and worked with the local Republican Party in getting out the vote. Not this year, and maybe never again!

Today the slobbering Chris Christie is doubling down on his accusation that all who will not work to elect his idol are essentially working to elect Hillary Clinton. I have had enough of this rhetoric. One of my Facebook friends recently asked me if I was planning to vote for Hillary- because I’m not supporting Trump. Others have said they were disappointed in my anti-Trump stand. I have never assisted a Liberal into office and will not start now. Since both Hillary and Donald are Liberals I won’t be supporting or voting for either.

I may not be able to vote for my Party’s nominee this year but I still love my country. I realize too that the current con-man is merely a symptom of the peoples’ foolishness and greed. Those who are following Trump have either failed to understand or chosen to ignore his character. I still believe that character counts, which makes it impossible for me to support a man who has spent seventy years exemplifying ungodliness- despite what many popular preachers are saying about him these days.

For now I am without a political party and without a candidate to support this election season. However, I will never be out of a significant job. My main work is still to testify that Jesus Christ is Lord and live a life that is pleasing to Him.

“This blogger’s hope is to be an encouragement to Christ-followers as they recognize God’s Big Picture and purpose to participate in it. Adonai Eloheinu!”

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Second Chance for Trump Voters

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By: Susan Bea Good

“David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.’ And Nathan said to David, ‘The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die.'” (2 Samuel 12:13/ESV)

I am troubled almost daily by those who demand that I abandon my principles and commit to voting for Donald Trump in November. I recognize the lack of wisdom (or worse) that each of these voters proved with their primary selections, yet I am willing to give them a second chance. The Republican convention begins next week in Cleveland. It is possible for this Party to nominate a true Conservative…but this would require repentance from Trumpism.

Trump voters have welcomed a new religion into America. Shockingly, it’s the “evangelicals” who have filled the pews in worship of a new savior, the one they believe has the answers to all their problems. The foolishness of this stance takes my breath away!

Why must I promise to cast my  vote for a man who has never been a Conservative?…so that “Hitlery” doesn’t win…to “Make America Great Again”…to build a wall…to stop all those evil Mexicans, Muslims, and Jews from taking over America?

True Conservatives have been working hard for months preparing a Republican Party statement of faith that can withstand the assaults coming next week. The convention begins Monday, with a presumed nominee who cannot commit to the Party statement. Will the Republicans pass him through? Or will they take their second chance and free the delegates to vote their consciences?

“This blogger’s hope is to be an encouragement to Christ-followers as they recognize God’s Big Picture and purpose to participate in it. Adonai Eloheinu!”

 

 

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What Do You Mean by “Wrong?”

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By: Susan Bea Good

“For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.” (Colossians 3:25/ESV)

This morning James Comey is testifying before a Congressional committee. Once called “upright,” the FBI Director is no longer that man.

Comey’s unprecedented recommendation that the Justice Department not prosecute Hillary Clinton is beyond explanation. When asked specifically about Ms. Clinton’s reckless behavior while handling top secret materials, whether it was “wrong”…Comey could only respond with, “What do you mean by “Wrong?”

I returned earlier this week from a working trip to a Socialist South American country. Their Presidente undermines and threatens freedom in all of its forms. I recognized many similarities to my homeland these days.

These are remarkable times when truth and freedom no longer reign in America. Liars and cheats rule us, while fools fight to promote the worst of all candidate-choices for the people in November.

My faith is in the Lord…I do not put my hope in any man. America was blessed by God for 200 years…this blessing seems to be over.

This blogger’s hope is to be an encouragement to Christ-followers as they recognize God’s Big Picture and purpose to participate in it. Adonai Eloheinu!

 

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Guns and Gays

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By: Susan Bea Good

“An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?” (Jeremiah 5:30-31/ESV)

President Obama blames guns for Sunday’s massacre at Pulse, a Gay night club in Orlando Florida. The shooter was a deranged Muslim who claimed inspiration by ISIS, a Satanic worldview which condemns homosexuals to death.

When a crazy man uses his gun to murder innocent people we are told that we should not have our guns. If this makes sense to you then maybe you believe that if a Muslim is incited by his unholy Quran to murder homosexuals, society must respond by outlawing it. Not outlawing murder or the Quran, but outlawing homosexuality!

Barack Obama has often demonstrated his comfort with the Muslim worldview. The same Muslim view which promotes the eradication of the homosexual. Ironic because Obama has been a champion for Gay causes worldwide. The irony continues when one realizes that Islam permits pedophilia, and commonly practices homosexual abuse of young boys.

There is no sense to be made of Obama or Islam. Both are confused and contradictory. For the Christ-follower these are interesting times which require us to defend both the gun and the gay.

The hope of this blogger is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and purpose to participate in it. Adonai Eloheinu!

 

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Smiling Bigly this Morning

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By: Susan Bea Good

“…for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out.” (Proverbs 24:20/ESV)

When my first daughter was a young girl she once asked for “toast, not cooked.” After questioning her I discovered she really wanted bread, not toast. The memory still makes me smile and also reminds me of the definition of “toast.”

Yesterday I realized Trump is toast!  He’s cooked himself with an accumulation of burning remarks made throughout the past year. His racist “Mexican” rant last week led to the slow down of the Trump train to a point where any who still have sense are jumping off.

This fact has put a huge smile on my face today- you could say I’m smiling “bigly.” This expression erupted in full force as I witnessed Trump’s carefully written teleprompter speech last night, flanked my his frantic-eyed females all but mouthing the words to come next. Trump left the prompter a few times, and in one of those reality star moments he again used his own special childish adverb.

Donald Trump’s presumptive position as the nominee we all “must vote for in order to stop Hillary” is over! Hallelujah, Praise to Yahweh!…but don’t stop praying just yet. The Republican Party establishment has not yet disembarked their own train to destruction. They will need yet to disavow the con-man and clarify themselves and their upcoming convention. A conscience-vote is what’s needed in July.

I will not stop praying that my country and my Party stand firmly against evil. Conservatives are not responsible for the evil in Hillary Clinton. We can fight a President Hillary. But God help us if we put a President Trump into leadership. We would not be able to fight him, and worse- he would be our evil!

This blogger’s hope is to be an encouragement to Christ-followers as they see God’s Big Picture and intentionally participate in it. Adonai Eloheinu!

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You Asked for This

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By: Susan Bea Good

The prophet Isaiah’s words to a rebellious Israel, “…but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you
so that He does not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2/ESV)

Today Donald Trump attacked the media in a press conference regarding his fund raising stunt held the same night as the the last debate before the Republican primary vote in Iowa. This five-time draft deferred abuser of American patriots attempted, for five months, to remain unaccountable for his claim that he raised 6 million dollars for veterans. Outrageous you say? But you asked for this!

Loyal followers of Trump are unswayed by evidence of his unsuitability to serve as President of the United States. Instead of abandoning him they clamor to microphones and Facebook in defense of his poor judgment, character, and behavior. There is apparently nothing Donald Trump could do to change their minds. Outrageous you say? But you asked for this!

If you’re a Conservative who still believes in the constitution and still possesses personal character prohibiting you from supporting a liar for President, then you are not included in the “you.”

“You” are the media who have controlled and contrived information, allowing the public to “know” only what benefited your causes. You know who you are…Liberals who refused to stand up to Democrats for the past fifty years!

Republican leadership asked for this as well…you practically begged America to lose its mind after years of abuse. It’s too late now to be shocked that a candidate like Trump is close to becoming your nominee for President.

You asked for this…true Conservatives did not!

This blogger’s hope is to be an encouragement to Christ-followers as they recognize God’s Big Picture and purpose to participate in it. Adonai Eloheinu!

 

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