The Sins of the Father
To those of us born with a banana and two grapes, Happy Father’s Day! It matters not whether your age is 13, 31, or even 51; only a male can claim — or fail to claim – paternity when a child is born. When one observes sexual reproduction among horses, elephants, chimpanzees, lions, or even lizards, it is quite clear that a natural instinct for procreation guarantees perpetuation of the species. Yet, as the pinnacle of God’s Creation, is not Homo sapiens held to a much higher moral standard of monogamy when copulating and creating a family? In this context, gender is a moral issue. Because Adam, indeed, was created in God’s image, let us examine man’s responsibility for obeying his Heavenly Father. Yet, the Devil’s penis also procreates as Satan sires evil and ungodly children in his image. Just as these “enemy agents” were portrayed in The Matrix, or more accurately as “demonic spirits” in Fallen, they are everywhere. Thus, as a godless government relentlessly pushes the envelope in an attempt to redefine morality, marriage, and sexuality, “Who is your Father?” Less than twenty-four hours prior to celebrating Father’s Day, the DNA results from your paternity test are in. Yet, unlike melodramatic “baby’s daddy” television shows, Victory In Christ Ensemble [VICE] sanguinely seeks to affirm who your father is.
VICE’s textbook [www.victoryNchrist.net] proffers a Biblically correct analysis of the issue of fatherhood versus fatherlessness. Such an exposé vividly proclaims that fruit never falleth far from the orchard that bore it, watered it, and fertilized it. Ergo, as descendants of Adam, all of us bear the sins of our earthly father. Indeed, in the first book of the Bible, you and I can trace our sinful lineage back to Adam. For example, after his expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Adam begat a son who then killed his brother. Yet, rather than to take responsibility for murdering Abel, Cain flippantly asked God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Similarly, when God exposed the sins of the father, rather than to take responsibility for disobeying, Adam flippantly retorted, “The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I did eat.” Still, did not God punish both Adam and Eve? Brethren, let’s further trace our iniquitous lineage to Israel’s King Saul. Did the same jealous spirit that afflicted Cain also precipitate Saul’s attempt to murder David? Yet, a millennium prior to the Advent of Christ, we see that the nature of GOD changeth not! For example, when Saul failed to smite the Amalekites, GOD said, “It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king; for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments.” Akin to Adam, Saul tried amiss to offer an explanation [I Samuel 15:24] or excuse for having disobeyed God. Even today, gentlemen, millions of us defensively avert responsibility for our willful disobedience, thus perpetuating our expulsion from God’s presence. Obviously, God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, in order that our iniquities could be forgiven. Yet, only an exiguous number of Americans will repent of our sins and accept Christ as our Savior. Few of us dare to read Tortured for Christ and to become martyrs like Richard Wurmbrand. Yet, that chosen few rightfully can claim to be our Heavenly Father’s heirs as the “children” of God. With well over one million convicted felons in our communities, VICE affords both men and women a second chance to lead more virtuous and productive lives via an income opportunity in our book club’s Not Guilty Program. After all, have not all of us made “moral mistakes”? For example, Moses and King David were murderers; were they not? Yet, what better prototype of victory in Christ can one find than Victor Hugo’s Jean Valjean? College students and other members of VICE who have spent at least 90 days in a juvenile facility or in foster care also are eligible for this same $200.00 discount for Independent Agents distributing and discussing books with their customers. This is an amazing tribute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKsxotI-8fI to the resilience of a foster child. However, in a nation wherein “In God We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed, ungodliness abounds as the Prince of Darkness procreates children of his own! Rather than coveting God’s righteousness, Satan’s offspring covet pecuniary assets, political power, physical pleasure, and purchased pulchritude, thus insuring their inheritance in Hell rather than in Heaven. Yet, in the context of this moral conundrum, an omnipotent God gives us all a choice similar to that of Adam and Eve: obey and live or disobey and die.
Ergo, how can fathers and future fathers, who covet fellowship with God, “crack the code” of their Spiritual DNA in order to bless rather than to curse their progeny? Indubitably, this is a paternal challenge more formidable than merely providing food, clothing, and shelter for your families. Fathers, despite your self-concept as a provider, is it more important that your sons and daughters inherit your portfolio’s property and life insurance policy or eternal life in Heaven? I rest my case. In this Age of a Great Falling Away, are you teaching your children and grandchildren how to obey God’s instruction manual? Perhaps, mothers and fathers alike can’t teach what they don’t know. Although you can’t change the world, you can change the world in which you and your children live. In this regard, Junior’s fictional Dad is a quintessential example of virtuous fatherhood I hope many readers will emulate. Rather than building a firewall of secrecy or shame, this sagacious Dad empowered his son [www.victoryNchrist.net] by being transparent about sexual morality and the rites of passage into adulthood. While studying the textbook, compare this to how you are preparing your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, etc., for adulthood. Are they making needless miscalculations and moral mistakes symbolic of their paternity? Stated differently, God requires that virtuous fathers [not mothers] be the head of the home, the church, and society in general if we want His approbation and blessings to accrue. VICE asserts a direct correlation between the ubiquity of unwed mothers and the diminution of morality within these families. The textbook demonstrates how sexual predators tend to target and to groom girls and boys who lack virtuous fathers at home. To better illustrate the spiritual connection between fatherlessness and sexual immorality, please take just ten minutes to view this enlightening video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOUceG4bUC0 on YouTube. Most pastors cowardly avert these crucial discussions of America’s paradigm shift from Biblical morality to politically correct immorality, i.e., torture at Gitmo, homosexuality, pederasty, gay marriage, lesbianism, bestiality, etc. What’s wrong with this picture of paternalism in society?
As Big Brother relentlessly promotes nihilism, relativism, and atheism, do we the People of the United States become more godly or more evil? IF we destroy Christianity at home and defile Islam abroad, then does Christ dwell within us or is our mantra about “fighting terrorists” merely propaganda that perpetuates our broad political interests? For example, as political pundits pontificate the economic advantages of “globalization”, are we not merely reviving the Crusades and Colonialism to the “economic advantage” of Europeans? In a nation wherein we have freedom to think, to assemble, to read the Bible [at least for now], to reason, to resist evil, and to redress our grievances, IF there is no dissent, if there is no grievance, then there is no democracy! Of course, Satan is euphoric whenever our Nation’s spiritually blind politicians, parents, pastors, and President embrace politically correct immorality. Rest assured, these children simply are obeying their father, who art not in Heaven. As a moral compass for fighting such evil, VICE’s textbook [www.victoryNchrist.net] goes into great detail regarding how mothers, fathers, and teenagers can put on “the whole armor of God.” Whenever we apprehend victory in Christ, indeed, we become children of God who Satan hates, blocks, tackles, clips, and runs out of bounds. Nonetheless, Christians must preach, teach, reprove, rebuke, exhort, and admonish infidels to obey God if they want to crack this spiritual DNA code. Tomorrow, VICE challenges men and women alike to take a good look in your Moral Mirror as your reflection will demonstrate who your spiritual father is. Happy Father’s Day…and always pray for your children!
The Lord’s Prayer
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter in to thy closet, and when thou hast shut the door, pray to the Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions; as the heathens do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask Him. After this manner, therefore pray ye:
Our Father, which art in Heaven: Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen
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