Cancer: The War

There are several different ideas on cancer and this is mine. There are several battles that are going on with respect to the cancer that grows in a person, and they are: The mental battle, the spiritual battle, and the physical battle…these are the war within a person. All of these battles within you comprise the war for survival.

The mental battle is, quite honestly, in tow with the spiritual battle within you. Mentally you find it difficult to believe that you have cancer, let alone you must fight to survive. You are wondering how to maintain a positive outlook despite the horrific things you will endure and what you have heard.

The spiritual battle is along the same lines but on a differing plane of reality. You find yourself doubting your faith (we tend to do this naturally, without the help of cancer.) How can you believe a God who is good could allow such a thing to happen to anyone, let alone you?

And let us not forget the physical battle. Where something, some group of cells wages war upon the rest of you living body. It’s purpose is to over-take, conquer and destroy your living body until there is no more life left.

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You either have known, or know, someone with cancer. Either they are fighting for their lives, or they have given up the fight and are awaiting their final breath. You may know someone who has died from it, or you watched them take their final breath. Perhaps, you witnessed the miracle where that person you know, or someone you knew, survived against all of the odds according to the doctor’s assessments.

But keep in mind, not all hope is lost! With God all things are possible. Also, IF you believe God exists, then miracles are possible. And IF you believe miracles are possible, then you can overcome anything in your path. Does God promise us an easy path toward our success? Not at all! As even the most difficult paths can be the most rewarding because of all the obstacles that were overcome along the way. I was purported that Thomas Alva Edison had 10,000 failures along the path to create the light bulb. However, he would say throughout history that he did not fail ten thousand times, but found ten thousand ways and methods that just didn’t work. It is much the same with our mind set, as we have a terrible problem of tucking our tails and running when things go awry. You truly have to have a very strong heart and mind to fight a battle of life and death…life is not for wimps!

I was reading a book recently entitled, “Anticancer: A New Way of Life” by David Servan-Schreiber. In which he described cancer as a war against you body, by your body. In essence, if I read and understood correctly, your body produces cells of inflammation and they continue to grow in numbers and eventually create a necrosis of cells, or in cells. As the affected area grows, and during this time your body is fighting against this inflammation by way of producing white cells. There comes a point in time where your body, or brain, tells your body to stop producing these army of white cells because it has (or should have) produced enough white cells to fight the infection and affected are. When in reality it has not. Eventually your body stops fighting all together because at some point in time your body accepts this invader as part of your body. It was also acknowledged within this book that if you give up all hope in the fight for life, your body will follow suit!

The spreading of cancer is much like the dandelion going to seed. You know how it starts off with just one dandelion in your yard and then it seeds and multiplies within days, perhaps a week, or more? It starts off as a small force and build momentum until it takes over the entire host.

Your mind and spirit are all part of this fight for survival. 

The part in the movie “BALBOA,” the last installment of the Rocky series, where Rocky is talking to his son really describes the ability to keep on fighting really rings a bell (really, no pun intended here!) It is truly inspirational and hits home in heart, mind, and soul!

All to often, I have seen the horrors of cancer and it’s ability to wreak havoc on people’s lives. And quite honestly, cancer is something that should wreak havoc on your life…we need that kind of wake-up call in our lives, at times for some of us. Don’t misunderstand me…I do not believe for an instant that anyone truly deserves such a heinous disease. But as was spoken by Job to his wife:

“…Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?..”  ~Job 2:10 NKJV

And, to say the very least, cancer is no small thing in one’s life. It is no small adversity! My father died of cancer in 1989, my mother in 2012, and others have fought and survived; others fought and lost the war. It is all around us and others are either surviving the battle or succumbing to the battle waged upon them. I watched my father give up the instant that he was told that the radiation had not shrunk the tumor. He died right then and there, his body followed suit many months later. My mother, on the other hand, fought and survived for two years. Funny as it may seem, this is not unusual. Women, according to a study written about many years ago, stated that they had a greater propensity to fight because they sought to see their children married, their grandchildren, etc. Men are not built that way, mentally.

For the living know that they will die; But the dead know nothing, And they have no more reward, For the memory of them is forgotten. ~Ecclesiastes 9:5 NKJV

I was speaking with a nurse recently, she and I were discussing the phone calls for donations, etc. and we essentially came up with the same conclusion. And that was that it seems as though the world sees breast cancer as the only cancer that needs donations. Almost every call I have received was for breast cancer, nothing for lung, nothing for pancreatic, nothing for kidney, brain, leukemia, etc., etc. It is not all about breast cancer! There are other forms of the debilitating disease out there.

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As I have mentioned in past blog posts, we were born to die. Had Adam and Eve not screwed things up we potentially could have lived for a very long long time, if not forever. Is cancer a condemnation of our sins? I cannot say that for certain, but I do believe that cancer is something that is associated with degrading genetics. And it follows to believe, or understand, that our genetics are degrading from one generation to the next. If you believe the bible to be true, people lived for hundreds of years, now we are doing well to make it to retirement age of 65 +/-.

May God Richly Bless You, My Beloved!

MK Murphy, PhD, DD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why should I fear in the days of evil..?

Why should I fear in the days of evil, When the iniquity at my heels surrounds me? Those who trust in their wealth And boast in the multitude of their riches, None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him— For the redemption of their souls is costly, And it shall cease forever— That he should continue to live eternally, And not see the Pit. For he sees wise men die; Likewise the fool and the senseless person perish, And leave their wealth to others. Their inner thought is that their houses will last forever, Their dwelling places to all generations; They call their lands after their own names. ~Psalms 49:5-11 NKJV

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Why should I fear in the days of evil? An excellent question for all of us, I do believe! Fear is a liar; the acronym FEAR meaning False Evidence (that) Appears Real pretty much explains it all, don’t you think? No matter what age we are, no matter what class of citizenship you are, nor the circumstances we are in at any given time we will see something and out of fear our brains will lie to us saying “that is too difficult,” “you can’t do that,” “you aren’t smart enough,” “you don’t have the ability,” “you don’t have the education,” “have another drink, you’ll feel better,” etc., etc.

Fear will cause each and every one of us to do, or fail to do, a great number of things we would normally never contemplate. Think about it for a moment. Each of us in some way, shape, or form consider ourselves to be fearless, but when push comes to shove…we will cave in, in a flash…in a blink of an eye…we will and you know it! However, there is hope in Christ where IF we walk with Him in the Spirit we are not condemned:

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.~Romans 8:1 NKJV

Now, this does not permit you to do anything you desire and not be held accountable…this means that we are not condemned and should not fear such if we are truly in Christ. And in so doing, we walk as He walked, we speak as He spoke, we apply His words and the words of the Bible to our lives.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. ~2Timothy 1:7 NKJV

We as the species of man have been enamored with fear and fright for as long as man has existed, I think. Though, man is the only one of the numerous species of animal or mammal on this earth to actually go out on a limb to create scary & haunted houses just for such an occasion. We go to movies with our kids or with our girl or boy friends, or for that matter with a group of friends just for the fright factor. Man is obsessed with fear. And it is this fear where we can prove our worth that we are, in fact, brave. But with something else, we will fold and fail.

During captivity numerous prisoners over the decades and centuries due to fear of death would spill their guts to the enemy. It was a rare man would give his life freely and have all the secrets die with him. Another tactic was to threaten the life of another in your presence, this too would yield the results that were desired.

The fear of be alone makes men and women settle for less than they are worth or deserve. Some believe they will never find that “soul mate” or perfect love of their life. Yet, as we tend to not think about it much, the fact remains that the Bible, the Word of God and the Record of God’s miracles and happenings and prophecies promises us all:

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.~1John 4:18 NKJV

You remember that teacher you had in grade school, right about 4th, 5th, or 6th grade who told you to present your report and go to the front of the class? And you remember that you were afraid of <gulp!> public speaking? Remember them? They told you not to fear because you would not die up there. Do you remember back that far? You remember that you did not die back then…because you are reading this blog post right now? For me that was roughly, 44-46 years ago. I did not start appreciating the art of public speaking until my second baccalaureate, or undergraduate academic, degree. But again, as you get older you do become wiser and sometimes you can even come to like those things you once despised and dreaded…like public speaking! After all, what could possibly happen? Think on this:

So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” ~Hebrews 13:6 NKJV

Don’t let fear have a foothold in your life! Once you give in to fear, you will make it a very bad habit and continue on with giving in only causing more dread in your life because you are doing something you know you should not be doing! Don’t give in to fear…know that you are loved by God, and as an adoptive son or daughter in Christ YOU are destined for great things. You may not be aware of those things, you may not be aware you performed them…but you are destined to do them because YOU ARE A DON or DAUGHTER OF GOD MOST HIGH!

May God Richly Bless You, My Beloved!

MK Murphy, PhD, DD

I heard this song at church (Calvary Christian Church, Bellevue North) on 5/14/2014, although it was sung by Dani Roberts at the church I attend, please enjoy:

DEATH comes to us all…

…but like taxes – we wait until the last minute to plan for the aftermath!

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“We are all born with a noose around our necks, and each step brings us closer to our death.” ~St. Cyprian

 Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.” ~Matthew 25:13 NIV

Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,” ~Hebrew 9:27 NIV

There are other verses and quotes that discuss death, but I believe this is sufficient for our discussion.

From the moment of our birth, we are destined to die! Is that a dose of reality you never expected? When you were a child you never thought of such things. In fact, most children thought they would live forever, because watching television everything just seemed to live on and on. You almost got fashioned into believing in reincarnation, because one character in one show who was killed off mysteriously was reborn in another show. But, in reality, we know and slowly learned that things didn’t work that way. We each learned that death eventually comes to us all, one way or another.

We either have noted, slowly, that our aunts, uncles, and grandparents we no longer with us for those special holiday gatherings. A car accident and tragedy avails itself to a neighbor, a friend, or even a classmate. Again, another empty hole in our lives whether it was a large one or a small one is (and was) for you to decide. Everyone touches our life in some small, but often subtle, way. We love them, or hate them, like them, or just fond of them…but they all add another dimension to our lives.

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“Don’t take life too seriously. After all none of us are getting out alive anyway.”

~Jill Shalvis, Simply Irresistible

That is a cold hard fact and truth of the matter. Also, you need to give some hard thought to the matter of your afterlife. You know…after you have passed on to the next life. If you believe as many others do, death may not be the end of your troubles…it may just be the beginning of some even worse problems where there is nothing you can do to correct the outcome. Think about it for a moment, Pascal’s Wager while it does not prove God’s existence it does force one to think that if God does, in fact, exist then His judgement and promise(s) of eternal damnation also exist:

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) offers a pragmatic reason for believing in God: even under the assumption that God’s existence is unlikely, the potential benefits of believing are so vast as to make betting on theism rational. The super-dominance form of the argument conveys the basic Pascalian idea, the expectations argument refines it, and the dominating expectations argument gives a more sophisticated version still.“(IEP, 2016)

Cheap shot at non-believer? Yeah, probably so; but even the bible tells us to:

And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.~Jude 22-23 NKJV

The unfortunate truth is this, man does not always respond to logic or facts; but man almost always responds to a fearsome problem ahead of him. Everyone knows that death is coming; hence, if it is understood that a possibility of eternal damnation is involved – that in and of itself gets a person to ponder his choices in life. There are those who say that a good and loving God would not sentence a person to Hell. Maybe so, in your world; however, God is carrying out judgement upon all of your choices throughout your life. Sin must be dealt with in a righteous manner with swift justice in mind. God does not want to send you to Hell, but your choices are what determines your eternal final resting spot. God gives you up until your final dying breath to change your ways. Yes, you understood me…I firmly believe you can change up until that final breath, your final heartbeat, your final thought.

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While I do believe in each and every step on this chart, it is my firm belief (biblically) that when we are Baptized in Jesus’ name, we are symbolically being buried with our sins

Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? ~Romans 6:3 NKJV

and when we rise from the water we are being resurrected with the new man, that of Christ.

But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.~Colossians 3:8-11 NKJV

But here is what cinches it for me, that one great promise from Jesus to one of the two thieves he was hung between:

Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” ~Luke 23:39-Luke 23:43 NKJV (see HUNG BETWEEN TWO THIEVES, 8/29/2016)

That was the greatest promise to a dying man. Why? you may ask…well, I will tell you:

  1. What made one thief better off than the other? Both were condemned thieves, but only one of which believed Jesus was the Son of God (believed), had remorse for his sins (repented), acknowledged Jesus as Lord (confessed), feared and revered God, and his baptism would have to be a spiritual baptism. (Most thieves would stick together, but this one sought…truly sought God’s forgiveness.)
  2. When was the thief baptized? There was no water on the cross nor would either of them be able to do any physical baptizing;
  3. By logic and reason you can surmise the following possibilities:
    1. Jesus, being God in human form (aka, the Son of God) forgave the thief his sins. Very, if not highly, probable!
    2. Jesus lied to the thief? Is it a possibility, yes; but not likely based upon scriptural and extra biblical writings.
    3. Jesus was a lunatic? Again, based upon the writings, witness accounts and the extra biblical accounts is highly unlikely because the majority of lunatics do not do things for the betterment of a society, they are more of a bane upon it.

God wants you to be His, once again! He wants you to follow His word, be renewed in the new man and the new Spirit, He wants you to cast off the old man of sinfulness. The only way to do so is to acknowledge your sinful nature, pray for His forgiveness and and a renewing of your Spirit. Jesus did, after all, promise an advocate which He would send to us after He left.

The best Sinner’s Prayer is the one you speak out to God in all truthfulness and humbleness. But you could look on the internet for one or just pray to God out of repentance, sorrowfulness, and lay your life bare before God in the name of Jesus! God Knows precisely what you need before you ever ask for anything. NEED not want!! God Bless you my friends, seeking God is a humbling experience and a prayerful life is a way of getting in touch with God through Jesus by way of the Holy Spirit.

Forever your friend in Christ!

May God Richly Bless You, My Beloved!

MK Murphy, PhD, DD

We are at War!

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Action, Engagement, Apologetics, and Evangelization is something we each should be involved in, whether by ourselves as a family and training our children or as part of our individual churches. In-fact, we should be aligning ourselves with other churches in our communities, despite our doctrinal differences because we are called to be one church of one mind – but that is another blog topic on its own!

“Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.” ~1Pet 3:8-1Pet 3:9 NKJV

By centering our lives, hearts, and minds on Christ and His charge (Matthew 28:16-20) upon us we should be living standards of God’s word. We should be wholeheartedly applying God’s word in our lives.

We as Christians are at war and yet, we treat each day as if it were business as usual without regard to our spiritual selves or the eventual judgment of all, including all our friends, family, and children.
Many, if not most, Christians do not seek God’s guidance in all they do. We tend to act upon our training, if any, and never seek the guidance, acknowledgement, or assent from God…seeking the nod of permission.

We have not just a tendency, but rather an urge or a mandate in our lives and our hearts, to place more emphasis upon our finding a parking space at work or while shopping than we do seeking either the will or the assent of God on what we are to do; with respect to His will. I am not pointing fingers, because I have found myself doing the same thing…just remember, no matter how old you are – you too have a tendency to accomplishing the same habits as you have been doing for years! I know, as I catch myself time and again!

We are always falling into the trap of carrying on with what we are doing, with a business as usual attitude. Instead of doing our normal activities, we should be constantly planning on how to save souls for Christ, but going one step further…we should be doing these things. We cannot just be an “ideas” person and pass off that task to others we must be doers of the word as well!

“Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But we are to be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” ~ James 1:21-27 NKJV

Brothers and sisters of Christ, we ARE at war…why, in God’s name, aren’t we acting like it? Ungodly acts are becoming the norm, the country’s administration is protecting those who have accomplished many evils via smoke and mirrors, what was once disdainful in the sight of American Christians has become commonplace, and it seems as though it is only getting worse from here. America has lost her moral compass and needs to have a revival in her heart. This country, this people, needs to turn back to God and seek His way in his heart.

Sodom-and-Gomorrah-artWe are permitting what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah to come to Main Street, USA. And by allowing such to go on, continually, as a nation, what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah in its finality will also come to America as a nation as final judgement. If God exists, and I believe He to exist, then what was revealed to John at Patmos and all that transpired within the pages of the Biblical text either has occurred, or will occur, to our detriment and to our judgement!! Which also means that if God exists, then his judgement of man shall take place and man will either be adjudicated and sentenced to Hell for his deed, acts and thoughts OR man will be found innocent, by the blood of and faith in Jesus, and sent to heaven.

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This means, for man, that if you choose not to believe in God and you continue in your hedonistic ways, you can and will lose everything eternally. If on the other hand, you choose to believe that the Bible is true and God is real you have everything to gain by believing in Him and following His ways…eternally. If you should choose to believe that God exists and it turns out He does not, what have you truly lost? All you did was to live your life more honorably and ethically. God gives us those choices to make, daily; beginning at our birth. What is your choice??

The only way to take America back is to Act as the Christians we were called to be. We are to Engage the enemy at EVERY turn with boldness, knowledge and the Spirit, We need to study and learn Apologetics that we can answer every good question put to us, and we need to Evangelize our friends, our neighbors, our families, and strangers that we come across. Also, we need to pray for this country and all her people and especially, all her leaders!

May God richly Bless You!

MK Murphy, PhD, DD

You may enjoy this by Dr. Scott Sullivan which was the inspiration for this post:

Man is born with a noose around his neck…

man-noose-around-neck-21534138It has been said by Saint Cyprian “man is born with a noose around his neck,” which is quite telling if you think about it. Consider the fact that we are born, we live our lives, and we are each destined to eventually die. This is fact and is neither good nor bad, but it just is a basic fact of our lives.It does not matter how well you live your life or how badly you live your life…you are destined to die, which will end all the good things of this life that you possess. And you cannot take them with you into the afterlife!

What is important is HOW we live our lives between our birth and our death, this is important. Why you might ask? The fact is IF you accept the God of the Bible, in my opinion, the summation of the Gospels is that Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of the Old Testament and was our Messiah, the Son of the Most High God; and that we are to live and lead our lives as Jesus walked by discipling others to follow Jesus.

“Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”~Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NIV

We are also charged with the great commission by the Christ:

“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”” ~Matthew 28:16-20 NIV 

This is, again in my opinion, the summation of the Bible, generally speaking. We are to spread the love of the Christ. After all, if HE had died for each of us without ever meeting us and was the sacrifice for our sins…why shouldn’t we want to change and act accordingly??

Even Blaise Pascal who wrote the “Pensées” wrote a section on death. It is a common Christian belief that death makes all the good things of life to not be not so good anymore. Think about that for a moment…or two… Generally speaking, it seem that man begins to think more about the eternal, the heavenly, about God, and their souls when the begin to ponder death or even as they approach the end of their lives while watching many of their old companions pass away. It is then that the eternal question of what happens to our soul? Are we eternal? Is there an afterlife? And the list goes on and on… There is always something that triggers this, sometimes it occurs earlier in life. But eventually, everyone ponders the ultimate question(s) of their eternity.


Consider the open grave site…no matter who you are and no matter the station you hold in life and no matter when you die; this will be your body’s final resting place. The grave does not care who you were, prince or pauper, executive or laborer, adult or child. After all, we are told in Ecclesiastes 9:10 “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.”

“The leech has two daughters—Give and Give! There are three things that are never satisfied, Four never say, “Enough!”: The grave, The barren womb, The earth that is not satisfied with water—And the fire never says, “Enough!”” ~Proverbs 30:15-16

By giving our lives over to God, the worries of death and life will have less affect on our lives that we lead daily; because we will be focused upon God who should be the center of our lives.

Consider, if you would, that by pondering on your death – not in a depressive or derogatory manner, but in a manner to accustom yourself to the fact that death is inevitable for you, your family, your friends, and your enemies (if you should have any.) While this next passage of scripture may be only slightly out of context, it is quite on point with respect to this present subject matter:

“He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” ~Matthew 5:45

So, this was a reminder from Jesus – in His own words – that everyone regardless will receive rain in their lives, whether good or bad. That includes sunshine on their faces, that includes the breath of life, that includes the inevitable death of each! Often times people will turn from God because they believe He has done something wrong by taking the life of a loved one. But, point in fact, if we are the property of God:

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;” ~Psalm 24:1

Then, how can God do something wrong by taking them back? It was promoted and expounded by John Locke that we have property rights in ourselves, but God being our Creator…does He not have property rights in us as well?

Also, we should keep in mind the fact that we do not know the hour or date of our death, just as the Son of Man shall come at a time which we know not, we must be prepared for that eternal visit. Meaning that we should be walking as Jesus walked, speaking as Jesus spoke, and carrying out the Great Commission that was placed upon us all. I truly believe that many of us “Christians” will be extremely taken aback at that time…but that is for another discussion.

I leave you with this, death comes for us all at some point in time; how will you be seen by the Christ? How will you be judged? For you will not be compared to other men or women, you will be compared to the commandments set before you and the task that Jesus placed at your feet to do His work before all mankind!

It is rather self-serving to say you are a good person and then compare yourself to Hitler, Stalin, or Mao Tse Tung. Consider the fact that God will place a liar on the same plane with a murderer.

“If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker” ~James 2:8-11 NIV

You can consider that unfair all you desire, but the fact is the bar has been set how we are to act as children of the Living God! Now, go forth and act, speak, post, just as God has charged you to act, speak, and post. It is all written down in that book you have grabbed a hold of, so read it and apply it in your lives! Be leaders and disciples in the way of God by the order and charge of Jesus! God bless and Godspeed to you all and pray for all your brothers and sisters in Christ; all those who are known and unknown, and all those who are near and afar.

May God richly bless you all!

MK Murphy, PhD, DD