If one remembers we are already paying corrupt politicians and bureaucrats for robbing, stealing and killing Americans!!
Why not pay those less fortunate criminals whom do not have cushy government jobs??
In the tradition of federal price support programs (e.g., “we’ll buy all the cheese you can’t sell”, “don’t grow corn and we will pay you”, “too big to fail”, Strategic Petroleum Reserve) the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. will now pay criminals to refrain from committing crimes.
Source: D.C. Establishes Price Supports for Criminals
But knives were used so the anti gun crowd will ignore this.
Because only guns can cause such mayhem.
On February 4, Chicago Police Department officers discovered five adults and one child stabbed to death in a home in Chicago’s Gage Park.
Source: Six Dead in Chicago Mass Stabbing – Breitbart
So invest wisely. In firearms and related stocks…
America’s greatest gun salesman owns stock in Smith & Wesson. Barack Obama probably wasn’t aware that his Senate mutual fund was invested in the firearms manufacturer because it’s obvious he hates guns and the Second Amendment.
Source: Gun Grabbers Take Another Tack to Rid the Earth of Guns | www.independentsentinel.com
Jesus Could Not Heal the Sick
"Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.”- (Acts 2:22).
In his book, When Heaven Invades Earth, Pastor Bill Johnson makes an insightful observation about Jesus.
"He could not heal the sick. Neither could He deliver the tormented from demons or raise the dead. To believe otherwise is to ignore what he said about Himself, and more importantly, to miss the purpose of His self-imposed restriction to live as a man."
Jesus Christ said of Himself, "The Son can do nothing by himself; he can only do what he sees the Father doing" (John 5:19). In the Greek language that word nothing has a unique meaning – it means NOTHING, just like it does in English! He had NO supernatural capabilities whatsoever! While he is 100 percent God, He chose to live with the same limitations that man would face once He was redeemed. He made that point over and over again. Jesus became the model for all who would embrace the invitation to invade the impossible in His name. He performed miracles, wonders, and signs, as a man in right relationship to God – not as God. If He performed miracles because He was God, then they would be unattainable for us. But if he did them as a man, I am responsible to pursue His lifestyle. Recapturing this simple truth changes everything – and makes possible a full restoration of the ministry of Jesus in His Church.
What were the distinctions of His humanity?
1. He had no sin to separate Him from the Father.
2. He was completely dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit working through Him.
What are the distinctions of our humanity?
We are sinners cleansed by the blood of Jesus. Through his sacrifice he has successfully dealt with the power and effect of sin for all who believe. Now nothing separates us from the Father. There remains only one unsettled issue – how dependent on the Holy Spirit are we willing to live?
Stop and think!
For reading & meditation: James 1:12-20
"’ Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry ‘" (v.19) Yesterday we saw that the first step the psalmist took, the step which helped to save him from spiritual disaster, was most surprising. In the midst of overwhelming temptation, he says to himself: "If I give expression to my doubts and speak out of my envious, discouraged heart, I will put a stumbling-block in someone else’s path – hence I will not say anything at all" (paraphrase mine). Now as we said yesterday, many people may find it difficult to accept this as the first step on the road to recovery – but it worked, nevertheless. Listen to what one commentator says about this first step: "Our reaction to the discovery of what his first step was in his process of recovery will be a very good test of our spiritual understanding." What does he mean? He means that if we fail to see that the steps of faith are sometimes very ordinary, then we are not as spiritual as we imagine. It’s all right to have your head in the clouds, but make sure your feet are firmly planted on the earth! Keep in mind, then, that the thing which stopped the spiritual slide of the psalmist was very simple and ordinary – he made a decision not to say what was on the tip of his tongue. He stopped to think. Rather than spread his unbelief, he determined to keep his mouth shut; rather than threaten someone else’s spiritual understanding, he resolved not to act on impulse. It might not have been a particularly high spiritual motive, but it was the thing that prevented him from falling.
What are they thinking?
For the 1st time in American history, the leading candidate for the Democrat party is running on a platform that would prohibit the private ownership of firearms.
How can this be? It was Kennedy and McGovern who blunted Nixon’s desire to ban handguns. Bush 41 banned more guns that Bill Clinton. Where before the 2nd Amendment was a bi-partisan issue with nuanced degrees of interpretation now one of the political party’s wants it destroyed!
The simple fact is there are no longer any moderate Democrats. When I was a kid registered Democrats were 45% of the electorate, that number is now less than 30%. One recent study showed it as low as 26%. This number will continue to decline as the last few gun owners are chased out of the Democrat party. Hillary can never go too far to the left to win her party’s nomination because all the moderate and more conservative Democrats are no more. If she wins the nomination, I’ll guarantee you’ll hear her talking about how she will respect the 2nd Amendment in her new laws.
Source: Hillary Clinton Will End Private Gun Ownership
Can’t have the serfs having guns..
Even though the politicians are letting in thugs, rapists and murderers!!
At the same time the European Union bureaucrats in Brussels are trying to foist further gun controls on the continent, Europeans are exhibiting a newfound interest in acquiring the tools of self-defense. Though restricted by EU mandate and often severe national gun controls, following a series of high-profile attacks on women, Europeans are buying up whatever means of protection they can still legally obtain. The surge in interest in firearms and other self-defense products dates back several months and relates in part to European unease surrounding mass immigration from the other parts of the world.
Source: NRA-ILA | Europeans Discover Virtues of Armed Self-defense as EU Bureaucrats Seek New Gun Controls