I'm embarassed to ask for God's help. Why should He? We deserve everything we are getting. People don't learn. Over & over in the Bible it shows how God's "people" fall away from Him every chance they get. It's a wonder to me He doesn't just throw in the towel, give up humans as hopeless, and start over with a new creature. Personally, I think Dogs are more worthy of God than humans are. And then there are humans who just want to sit around and show off - but they don't want to do a lick of work. Why should THEY read the Federalist Papers? They just look into their own mush-filled heads and dredge up the contents for "discussion".
Imprecatory prayers are my favorites!
Looking back on my life, I see that everything that has happened to me has contributed to my ability to do what I am now doing. Even my late conversion to Christianity. Because that taught me what it is like to make a 180 degree change in mind-set in mid-life! Thank you for the encouragement!
PH. I suffer from the same vindictive streak! I, too, like the worm-eating judgment! Get 'em, Lord! Rebuke 'em, Lord. Silence them, Lord! Even King David prayed that God would defeat his enemies, so maybe we're in not so bad company. In fact, it's a perfectly Biblical way to pray, "Let God arise and HIS enemies be scattered." You are blessed and called by God to your leadership place in this movement. Your life experience has perfectly suited you for the work you are dong. And you have such a grea disposition for it - inspite of the bouts with dispair and weak fath. Don't let the enemy get you down! We novices who are learning so much under your tutelage depend on you to signal "BAD IDEA!" when they crop up. What comes as second nature to you, is still a work in progress for folks like me. The enemy is so clever. "Parental Rights" sound so right on! Keep the faith, Huldah! Prophetess of God! You ARE His spokes-person in this arena. Keep up the good work! A lot of us are counting on you.
Thank you, Trumpet Blast. I confess to you, pastor, that I suffer greviously from the sins of dispair and weak faith. I also seek to dictate to God what God should do: strike all the evil people with lightening or with horrible diseases (I like the one with the worms eating up the living body of that bad king); and then opening the eyes of everybody else. And we are attacked from all sides. And I have to spend time trying to keep the people on our side from embracing really BAD ideas such as the so-called "parental rights" amendment - an amendment which would turn over the family to the federal courts. And they are a sponsor of TPN!
I now remember that we also had daily Bible readings even when I was in Jr. High School. And I now understand why that is important: Even thou the verses were read out of context, and I didn't know what was in The Bible, what the Bible readings teach is this: That there is a God and God is supreme.
Do not be ashamed that you never read the Constitution before! Most lawyers and judges have never read it. I myself never read it until some 15 years out of law school. And I was one of the "scholarly" lawyers! I read only court opinions!
YES!!!! Article VII, U.S. Constitution "....in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven...." "OUR LORD" Who? JESUS CHRIST IS OUR LORD - That is what Our Constitution says! And practically no one knows it!
And those lying *******s on the U.S. Supreme Court banned Christian speech in the public square. Oh, dear Friend.....steam is coming out of my ears. As you know, I was raised in a secular home. BUT in my elementary school, we had prayer and the 10 Commandments were posted around the room. THAT was all the Christianity I got as a child. Now, those evil people on the court deny even that to other children raised in secular homes. Who knows? Maybe some of that stuck with me so that I was able to convert 40 years later?