I'm Jim Davis and I would like to tell why there is a CONSIDER THIS MINISTRIES.
But first let me tell you a little about myself.
I would like to let everyone I meet know that I am a follower of Jesus Christ. Everybody says they are a "born again Christian" these days but I sometimes wonder if some of us are trying to be politically correct or are we all really following the one we profess.
1st. John 2:6 says "Whoever claims to abide in Him ought to live [just] as He lived." Secondly, I would like to let you know that I am a square dance caller / instructor.
Contact me for rates and dates. I realize there are those who think you cannot dance and be a Christian. I have no problem with that. I will continue to follow Christ anyway.
Some people just think they can't dance because they have two left feet. That too is a
The facts as I see them are:
1st. Was man on earth before the Great Lakes were formed? (Around Michigan)
Answer: No, Man had not been created yet. Everything we know about earth tells us that it had been around many many years before man and it has gone through a lot of big changes in that time. That time prior to man was setting the world up for the arrival of mankind.
2nd. What caused the Great Lakes?
Answer: The last of the big changes the earth has gone through distroyed the way of life of the dinasours and plants and animals that were here before man. There was a global cooling and shifting of the earths rotation that caused ice to form over much of the North
American contanent that is said to have been more than two miles thick. Then God, in His patient way allowed the planet to start the warming process that would set the final stage for the very existance of His greatest masterpiece. With God a thousand years is as a day. We need to understand the scope of time in order to understand why God would spend a billion or so years to prepair the universe for such a little thing as man. When the earth reached the ideal living condition for man God created us. Man is not intended to be on earth forever. The span of mankind on the planet is from conception ment to be a less than a dash in the scope of eternity. We are here to prepair for an eternity with Christ in heaven or eternity with out Christ which would in itself would be heck. Heck is where you go if you don't believe in Gosh.
3rd. So, do I believe in global warming?
Answer: Yes. I am reminded anytime I look at the glacier in Alaska. There has been no time in the history of that glacier that it has stopped receding. At one time, we are told it covered Michigan.
4th. Is man causing global warming?
Answer: No. We cause dirty air and lots of other stuff that act upon one another. Some things we do cause warming and other things we do cause cooling. But the biggest thing we cause is dirty conditions.
5th. Can we stop global warming?
Answer: Like, We are smarter than God? We know how to take care of the planet better than God? Why, we are so great we can make the seasons change to suit us? The real questions we are alluding to is, Does God know how to take care of His creation? What is He thinking?
The fact is man didn't start global warming in the first place. Another fact is that God has already stated that we need to be ready for His returning at any time. God only intends this window to be open a short time. We need to except the fact that God is in control of His universe. God didn't make a planet we could destroy. Well, certainly we have the capability to destroy it but I have read the book and that is not what it says will happen.
6th. What should we do about global warming?
Answer: Look to God rather than man for that answer. Understand what God
has in mind. Understand His plan.
7th. What should we do about the dirt and polution we are spewing into the
Answer: Clean it up. Do many of the same things we are doing to stop global
warming. But use a little more common sense. God gave us a limited amount
of fossel fuel to be used until we come up with alternatives. If God intends for
us to be on earth after the fossel fuel has run out we will, by then, have found
alternative fuels to use. But to get hysterical about drilling or not using fossel
fules or the nuclear alternatives we have already come up with because they
are dangerous or they cause dirt and polution is not common sense.
Surely, I too want a clean world. I am only living in this one by the grace of
God. This earth belongs to Him. I think we need to keep it as clean and green
as we possibly can out of respect for the God that allows us to use it.
If I borrow your car or boat I want to bring it back to you in better condition
than it was in before you let me take it. That is out of respect for you.
Certainly I would not ignor your existance and use it in a way that would
damage or destroy it.
Common sense tells me to take care of my planet. Common sense tells me
that we have pollution because of bad practices in the past by those who
were more ignorant about the affects of pollution or from third world countries
that haven't cought on yet. Common sense tells me that if I refuse to use the natural resourses at my disposal and refuse to pump my own oil and pay some third world country to pump oil for me I am causing more pollution than if I were to handle my own. Common sense tells me that if I insist on buying my oil from a foreign supplier that doesn't care about the environment the suppller will charge me any price he wants to and I will have to pay it. Common sense then tells me that there are so many people in this country that cannot afford the higher prices they are driven into poverty. Common sense tells me that poverty breads squalor and polution.
Let's use a little common sense.
Asphalt Roads - Just stop at a red light while you are on your motorcycle. - Now that maight be a case for global warming. - Not!!
Capitalism vs. Socialism or Communism or a Dictatorship Nov. 24, 2009
As this country moves toward a dictatorship I have to ask myself.
How can a free society survive?
I have to admit that I believe that if Jesus Christ were the dictator we could live as a free nation, even under a dictator.
If the leaders of our country were to just follow the common sense rules laid out in the bible, even without being Christian, but just follow a common sense approach to governing a people this country could thrive and prosper in a free society. This common sense rule of law is called righteousness.
When the laws of common sense (which by the way are spelled out in the bible) are not adhered to and man tries to elevate himself above his neighbor the society as a whole suffers. Greed, corruption, self interest, wars, arguing, bickering, backbiting, (the list goes on and on) are all reward for not following the laws of righteousness. Even if you throw out God and the bible but follow the laws of righteousness the society would be free. If the street gangs in Saginaw lived by the common sense rules of righteousness they would be taking care of the homeless rather than killing mothers and kids.
Everyone says this nonsense has to stop and everyone ask what can be done to cause it to stop. At the same time we hear that the worst problems in the world can be solved if we just separate church and state. Right here I am not advocating church or state I am only putting forth the answer.
If you want to live a happy, free, and even ignorant blissful life we can. But this will only happen if we live by righteous laws.
I personally choose to include God in my thinking but it is not for me to force my God upon you. You can worship your own god. But if you want to live in a free society where everyone including the poor are given your grace you have to live according to a righteous law.
The freedom that so many are advocating today is not freedom but anarchy. Freedom to do your own “thing” is not freedom. Freedom without law is anarchy. We have to follow the law of righteousness in order to find real and lasting freedom.
If we follow the law of righteousness we will care about the hungry, the homeless, the destitute, the sick and all the rest. More than that we will not only care and be willing to use someone else's resources to help the condition of those less fortunate but we will add our own resources as well as our selves to help.
We could at least start by helping those who through no fault of their own find themselves in less than desirable conditions. Someone once said “the best way to help those in poverty is to make poverty less comfortable”. There is some common sense truth in that statement even though there are some who have found themselves in that position who want to get out. They are easy to spot. Even in poverty they are living in righteousness.
12-9-2008 My thoughts on the latest crises. (Crises by Design)
The heart of the matter seems to have been shifted to the auto industry from the banking industry. Probably to take our attention off the Graff and corruption that 7.5 Billion dollars is bringing to the banking segment that got us into the jam in the first place.
The American auto industry was on track until (for what reason?) the price of gas went up 300%. I don't know if it was by accident or by design but I have my suspicions. So if the price of fuel were to remain where it is today (National average $1.65 per gallon) I would expect the auto industry to regain their strength and health despite the recent hit they have taken. People would start buying the internal combustion driven cars again because they are the best machine the world has ever produced.
This crises perception that is driving the consumer has been tested over and over in the past. Those of us who are older remember the Ozone crises and the Global cooling crises and the spotted owl, as well as the snail darter and the rain forest and diesel fuel and woops! Now it is Global Worming! Just to name a few. Time and again the masses suffer unwarranted irrational fear because of people I would refer to as the Al Gore crowd. That is the crowd who call for unreasonable CAFE or green standards etc. Those are the people who want to tax a cow because it farts and burps producing air pollution. Those are the same people who are willing to decimate the apple industry in order to get attention.
Now we have found (by accident or by design) that if we control the price of fuel we can control everything. Here I only thought that if I could control your air supply I would be king. Just joking. But the fear factor is right at the present time so our congress needs to act fast. After all, our congress has not fully gotten hold of the price of gas yet. At least I don't think they have. But if they get the auto-Exec’s to buckle and cave "with strings attached" they can demand "green electric cars" before their time.That needs to happen fast. The people and the government are demanding that the car industry build something that is impractical and at the same time something we don't really want. We think we want it because somebody somewhere says they have the answer. If we try to build that before development I believe, will prove to be more costly to buy and more costly to produce and in the end the American car company will go the way of the American built TV.
The rush seems to be to get this done before the American people realize the cars they are presently demanding are not what is best for a green, ozone controlled, happy, ignorant way of life. Then again, there will always be more crises. Many more because we are allowing the government to destroy our capitolistic way of life. When the auto industry goes under the government will be able to step in and take over their health care which will lead to taking over our health care. That is the key that unlocks Government controlled insurance.
Perhaps that is really what this whole crisis is designed to do.
I think that asking the serpant for a hand up is a mistake. What ever happened to Liberty or Death?