I never thought I'd say this, but the word "freedom" has become so contaminated
that there needs to be an amendment to the constitution. Freedom is beautiful, used as our forefathers meant it to be,
but today, the use of profain and vulgar words on tv have put a whole new meaning on the freedom we used to know.
For example, a commentary by a woman writer for the Washington Post newspaper told of she and about eight other people
who were trapped on an elevator as a woman berated her son with obsene words in every sentence...the "a" word, the
"f" word, the "s" word, the "mf" word and every other dirty word that would spew out of her
mouth, went on and on, even as the group got off the elevator, down the hall, and into the street. And although it hasn't
come to THAT with most folks, our Supreme Court has ruled that a person has the right, even on tv, to say those words.
And have you noticed how they've literally worn out the "OMG" words. I'll just have to say them to
make sure you know that they say "Oh my god" time after time, not caring that they're taking the name of God
in vain, which is the third, of the Ten Commandments. And I may as well throw this in, because even many Christians
say it without realizing that they too, are breaking the commandment when they say a line like "Lord, I hope not."
If you aren't using His name in respect and honor to God, you're missing the mark.
people with the dirty mouths not only will answer to God for their looseness, but they're paying no attention to plain
old decency and good manners, in front of other people.
The writer I spoke of said in her commentary,
"The words themselves are constitutionally protected, as they should be, I hasten to add." And she continues,
"I'm willing to have my sensibilities offended rather than surrender the freedoms that permit such offense."
Well, I'm NOT. There comes a time when dirty mouths should be shut up, because I, for one,
am OFFENDED by them. Madelyn O'Hare was offended, and changed our world. Why shouldn't I have that right.
But what attorney would take my case. My only consolation: God sees and hears and we'll all have our day in
I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.