Monday, December 28, 2009

Peter Braderick

Tyranny Eve.com

The modern state is either openly or covertly godless.

It has legalized abortion and homosexuality, and increasingly, euthanasia.

“Cesar’s household,” in Philippians 4:22, may refer to cabinet-rank officials. Romans 16:23 mentions Erastus the chamberlain of the city.”

The early church faced the issue of lordship or sovereignty. The church's response was, "Jesus Christ is Lord" (Phil. 2:9-11), not Caesar. For Christians, theocracy must be the normal pattern of all government, because God alone is Lord or sovereign. It is basic to the madness of our time, and of all apostate history, to assert the sovereignty of man or of the state (Gen. 3:5).

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We thank God for 20 wonderful years with Dinah. Happy birthday, sweetheart

I ran into Dinah at 3 am. She told me, "Happy birthday, Mom!" Yes, it is a day when I gave birth.
Two days after her birth, I attended a Christmas service with our family and newborn. I did not like the thought of staying home alone.

Are you a Theonomist?

“Theonomy” is derived from a combination of two Greek words: theos (“God”), and nomos (“law”). It simply means “God’s Law.” Broadly speaking the term describes the Christian ethical position that holds that God’s Word determines what is right and what is wrong, rather than “natural law.” “Theonomy” is generally understood to point out the righteousness and practicality of the Mosaic civil code for modern application.

The distinctives of the theonomic ethic are at least six. Theonomy holds that Old Testament Law (often called “the Mosaic Law,” but actually wider than the Mosaic Law code) is:1. Binding (that is, we are obliged to obey it for our sanctification); and2. Relevant (in that all our Lord does is governed by all-wisdom and all-knowledge, thus making His Word practical for all times and applicable for all situations),3. When properly interpreted (taking into account the full significance, purpose, and situation of the original intent of the various laws individually considered), and4. Properly applied (the flow of redemptive history must be taken into account and the New Testament precepts and principles must be given their full significance.)5. Thus, the details of the Law are essential to Law-keeping (they form an essential part of the Law, as parts to the whole), and6. Are meant to equitably observed by man on the personal, social, and civil levels of human existence.From God’s Law in the Modern World: The Continuing Relevance of Old Testament Law by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. pg. 9

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

John said the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

Jesus ushered in the Kingdom: He said "The Kingdom of God is upon you." Luke 11:20, & Matthew 12:28 The Kingdom of God is like: yeast, a farmer sewing seed, a mustard seed that grew...

According to the Dispensationalists’ View by Lance

Charles Ryrie & Eugene Merrill 2/3 of the Jews are yet to be annihilated. Israel will be created on the ruins of her own suffering. Charles Ryrie said in his book The Living End, in the chapter entitled, “A bloodbath for Israel,” he states that 2/3 of Israel will be killed during the Great Tribulation.

This is extreme racism. It was never to a race, but always to a line of faith.

Zionism is the antithesis of Biblical Christianity.

My position is that the world will be converted to Christ and the nation of Israel will be Christ’s followers in the line of Christ. In the meantime we dare not talk about a rebuilt temple. Jesus is the TRUE temple. On the cross, Jesus said, “It is finished.” [Temple (Matthew 24:2), Land Promises (Joshua 21:43), David’s throne (Acts 2)]

Egyptians who left with Israel and people from surrounding nations in search of the true and living God were allotted land with the Israelites. One who blasphemed God was put out of the camp, never to return. Not a bloodline, Heb. 11: by faith Abraham, Rahab…

Monday, December 21, 2009

Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Lance Seppi,

Jean-Jacques philosophy as laid out in Emile is the foundation of modern education. Paul Johnson’s Intellectuals describes Rousseau as “An Interesting Madman.”

Born in 1712 to a “Calvinist” family in Geneva, His father, a watch-maker by trade, was involved in riots. His mother died soon after. After his father died Jean returned because “He saw his family in terms of cash.”

This one man embodies the principles of the French revolution, three decades before reality hit.

His book Emile, detailed his ideology that “In short by transferring his responsibility to the state ‘I thought I was performing the act of a citizen and father and I looked on myself as a member of Plato’s Republic.”

Plato laid out that “No child shall know his father and no father shall know his child.” He believed that no man was as loving, compassionate, caring, he would never quarrel but was found to love quarreling.

He was a precursor to Marx, and believed that private property was evil, the source of social crime, and that “The poor are victims of the rich.”

Let’s see how loving, compassionate, and caring he was. He had at least three mistresses. One of his long-time live-ins, for 33 years, Therese Lavasseur gave birth to a child in the winter of 1746-47. He had the midwife take the baby to the Hopital des Enfants-trouves, “With ‘The greatest difficulty in the world’ he persuaded Therese that the baby must be abandoned ‘to save her honour.’ She obeyed with a sigh…Four other babies he had by Therese were disposed of in exactly the same manner.”

In justification for his rank cruelty “He blamed the wicked circle of godless intellectuals among whom he then moved for putting the idea of the orphanage into his innocent head. Then, to have children was an ‘inconvenience’. He could not afford it. ‘How could I achieve the tranquility of mind necessary for my work, [if] my garret were filled with domestic cares and the noise of children?’ He would have had to ‘stoop to degrading work, to all those infamous acts which fill me with such justified horror’. ‘I know full well that no father is more tender than I could have been.’ ”

“Something had to take his place, and that something was the State in the form of the orphanage.”

As Kevin Swanson recounted, “Someone asked him, ‘Jean-Jacques what did you have, boys or girls?’ ‘Oh, I forgot to check the gender.”

5% of children in the orphanage survived to adulthood, and most became beggars and vagabonds who grew up to be the French Revolutionary backbone of the violent overthrow of the Louis XVI, the Aristocracy, and the Christianity of France.

Rousseau was an aimless vagabond going from place to place without purpose. A man with out God is purposeless.

As Kevin Swanson says, “Modern man is lost and lonely, lost without Truth and lonely without relationships.”

“Until he was well into his thirties, Rousseau led a life of failure and of dependence, especially on women. He tried at least thirteen jobs, as an engraver, lackey, seminary student, musician, civil servant, farmer, tutor, cashier, music-copier, writer and private secretary.” He held the post of secretary to the Comte de Montaigu, the French ambassador to Venice but was dismissed after 11 months and fled to avoid arrest by the Venetian Senate. “Montaigu stated…that his secretary was doomed to poverty on account of his ‘vile disposition’ and ‘unspeakable insolence’, the product of his ‘insanity’ and ‘high opinion of himself.’”

The French revolution is a testimony to what happens to a society that drives out Christianity. The Catholics drove out the Huguenots, and later the French purged the Catholics. Christians are the foundation of culture. When you drive out the Christians your culture unravels, economically and morally, and this gave rise in 1789 to the French Revolution bloodbath when some 300,000 people were murdered. Robespierre had a plan to kill all the farmers in France to make France ready for “the new day.” They even took the tax-board down to Madame de la Guillotine where it chopped their heads off.

Rousseau believed that society owed him, helping him meant that you were helping yourself. After staying at the Chateau of the Duc de Montmorency-Luxembourg he wrote a letter expressing that, “I will neither praise you nor thank you…the ploy worked beautifully, the Duchess replying apologetically: ‘It is not for you to thank us—it is the Marshall and I who are in your debt.’”

Rousseau believed that man was a part of the State, and his identity was with the State.

“Laws made under the authority of the General Will must, by definition, have moral authority. [Rousseau said,] ‘The people making laws for itself cannot be unjust.’ ‘The General Will is always righteous.’” In other words the voice of the people is the voice of God. The god-like State is authoritarian and also totalitarian. It is the nanny of all and friend of none. The difference between this and Christianity is that we believe God created the world and gave us His law to live by. On the other hand humanism is, “The placing of man at the center of all things, and making him the measure of all things.

“The axis of Rousseau’s ideas was the citizen as the child and the State as the parent. He insisted that the government should have complete charge of the upbringing of all children. Hence – and this is the true revolution Rousseau’s ideas brought about – he moved the political process to the center of human existence by making the legislator...into the new messiah...‘Everything,’ he wrote, ‘is at root dependent on politics.’”

He saw virtue as the product of good government.

Genesis 3:5b “You will be like God, knowing [determining] good and evil.” Instead God has written his law on our hearts. It’s not left up to the dictates of the “General Will.”

David Hume and Voltaire both called Rousseau “a monster”

The wizards that peep and mutter are the false philosophers and intellectuals that do not speak according to God's law:

“To the law and to the testimony!

If they do not speak according to this word

there is no light in them.” Isa. 8:20

The Mumblings of the Wizards that Peep and Mutter

1. Those so-called Intellectuals and many of these Philosophers lived immoral lives. These men want you to drop off your children at the local humanist temple of Reason. Horace Mann came to Massachusetts,when he saw the public schools he said that the public schools are temples, and the teachers are high-priests of a new religion.

We can’t afford children, they’re too much work, and a financial burden, my career comes first!

3. We are citizens of and find our identity in a State that replaces God. And we’re proud of it!

4. Instead of an Omniscient God we had an “omniscient” State,.

5. Karl Marx said in the Communist Manifesto said “replace Home-education with social.” But why? Because we’ve got to destroy the family.

6. Get the mothers out of the home!

This is what I want.


Three generations of in-laws
standing together
with vision and joy.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

What happened to '09? by Lance

In January; Victor, Melody and Regina flew to Texas for the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. Now for the first time in 70 years “Christian film-making is coming of age,” said Doug Phillips, the founder of the festival.

For so long we have been eating the scraps from Hollywood and Madison Ave. Its time we start to create a God honoring culture of films. As Christians we ought to be the most creative people in the world. We serve the Creator of the universe. It is a reproach on the body of Christ that we are a bunch of bored wastrels with no good ideas.

Later that week Dinah and I were blessed to drive out with three Slavic friends. In Beorne we visited some of their friends and went to a Romanian church. Dennis translated for us. It was wonderful to meet family friends of the Chobans, who were homeschooling their children, and another family planning to when their children get older.

Before leaving for Texas, I was honored to preach at the Lordship Church in Ridgecrest, about God's command to raise our children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and why education must be in the fear of God.

Another sermon I gave there in May was on Rebuilding Culture, showing how the early church rebuilt culture. When the Romans abandoned their babies under the bridge of the Tiber River for the dogs to get, but godly Christians went down, collected them and passed them out to Christians to raise them in the Lord. They took care of the poor, they started righteous courts so that justice would not be perverted, and even the pagans came to them for justice. And when the Roman Empire fell, Christians rebuilt culture.

We had a great shock in San Francisco (a.k.a. Sodom by the Sea). It was a great opportunity to contend for the faith. In fiendish rage they would tell us, “Theses are our streets, go back into your churches and save souls.”

Lord Monckton exposed faulty science promoted by Al Gore.


Lord Monckton Assaulted to the point of unconsciousness

by EuroThug Police at Copenhagen

http://sonoranweeklyreview.com/?p=1590

Today Hugo Chavez
the Socialist president of Venezuela,
let it out of the bag that
the real agenda is Marxism-Socialism,

blaming "global warming" on capitalism

and received a standing ovation.






Al Gore said the ocean waves would rise 20 feet. In 100 years scientists say they will rise 16” at the most.

1/3 of the ag land in the US is for bio-fuels. This caused the world's food prices to double according to WTO. DDT prevented malaria which killed a million a year a year for 40 years. Al Gore identified him as one of the top ten most dangerous men. You can see his courageous Christian stance.

Polar Bears are flourishing. Six died because of a storm, not related to the so-called "climate change."

31,478 scientists, ten thousand of which are PhD's, signed a petition which Ron Paul quoted in congress, stating that global warming NOT human caused and is not a valid problem



As members of the Body of Christ,

we need to stop thinking in terms of years. Whatever problems we encountered during 2009 will probably continue into 2010. Likewise, any blessings seen may likewise continue. Life doesn't follow a script or particular timeline, nor should we. We should simply live our lives in loving response to the Lord for what He has done and let whatever happens happen.

Zionism is racism in the church.

Zionism is an idea that there are two peoples of God:

Israel and the church,

His bride and His concubine.

~Lance

Therefore know

that only those who

are of faith

are sons of Abraham.

Gal 3:7

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

~I Peter 2: 9-10

For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

~Gal. 3:27-29

Biblical faith

however, is more than the church.

It is the ground of all spheres.

Church, state, family, the vocations,

the arts and sciences, and all things else

must be governed by Biblical faith,

and every sphere has equally

the duty of faithfulness to the triune God.

Friday, December 18, 2009

“‘A man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’

"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it. He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

"And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward."

Matthew 10: 36-42

Enemies,

not because they personally offend you,

these are enemies to the cross of Christ.

The sovereign in any system of thought and life

is the source of law and of justice...The state, therefore, which rejects the sovereignty of the triune God of Scripture and which denies the validity and sway of His law-word, will become, not a means of justice, but a source of injustice. To the degree that it forsakes God, to that degree it will manifest injustice. It will be evil, not good, and its pretended justice and its man-made laws will be evil, not good....nor can a fallen world do other than pollute and destroy these things as it develops the implications of sin.

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,

But the LORD weighs the hearts.

Prverbs 21:2

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Year 2009

We started the year with going to San Antonio for the Film Academy & Festival. We got to meet Jimmie Broyden who did a stunt demonstration also Steven Kendrick the producer of Fire Proof.

On March 5 we went to San Francisco for Prop 8 Hearings. I held signs. Lance debated Sodomites and Dinah debated a Communist. Regina took notes in the hearing.

On July 1, I got my permit to drive.

At the end of July we went WCWC. It had a great lineup of speakers.

I cleaned and laid Dura-Coat on our garage floor, then put together steel shelving.

In August we went to the Father & Son Retreat. It was great fun. We got to spend time with Bill Potter.
We did was push-ups with Doug Phillips.

I have lifted weights, but have never done it very long, so after looking on the internet and down-loading “Strong Lifts” work out log, I'm working out regularly. After watching Rambo First Blood part 2, I am inspired to see what lifting can do. Now I have a goal.

~Victor

Saturday Morning Online Mentoring with Geoffrey Botkin



Join Geoffrey Botkin online on Saturday mornings to discuss the practical issues of manhood! Hear Geoffrey share from Scripture and his own years of experience how to think and act like a Christian man amidst a culture which makes war on genuine manhood. These discussions will be extremely practical and interactive as men from across America bring their questions about their roles in work, husbanding, fatherhood, and the Church.

Sessions will take place between 9 and 10 a.m., Central Time, from January 2 through February 27, 2010. The cost for these nine sessions is $49 per man (sons may listen in with their fathers), and participants in this charter online class will receive a discount off the next.

Some topics Geoffrey will address over this nine-week period:

  • How to defend the faith: Love your wife
  • What every man needs to know before he dies
  • How family worship changes the world
  • How to think like a man in an adolescent culture
  • How to fight like a man in a defeated culture
  • How you and your sons can be involved in local church leadership
  • How to take command in your home
  • Understanding the Quadrivocational mission
  • Why long term planning is essential to a fruitful legacy

http://www.westernconservatory.com/smm

From Regina: Mentoring is world changing. Jesus spent three years discipling 12 men. He used these mortal men to build His church.

One of the greatest things Dad has done for us is love Mom and praise her in front of us.

If a man does not love his wife it is a picture of Christ not loving the church. That blasphemes Him before the world and especially the children in that man's home. A girl I know once said that she would rather be a mistress than a wife because she thought a mistress would be treated better. Her father is an ordained minister, but does not love or honor his wife.


All naturalistic views of law

lead to elitism, because only the self-styled elite,
intellectuals, political powers, scientists, and the like,
believe they can truly manifest reason and therefore law...
In the days of Rome's life as a republic, injustice was commonplace.
For Augustine,
justice is the ordering of the world according to God's justice.
True order cannot come from fallen man.

Monday, December 14, 2009

John & Abagail Adams

lived at a transitional time from the old puritan to the European "Enlightenment." He loved liberty, but believed in a strong centralized government, a nation that would one day be "an empire." He believed that the Constitution would cement the states together. He wanted the federal government to be in control of the states. He favored government controlled education.
John Adams embodies the best and the worst ideas in the War for American Independence. ~Lance

Sunday, December 13, 2009

David's Birthday

Ready?
Victor snapped family pic with the camera on a tripod & timer.

Seppi Family

Walk to Construction Site

Seppi line-up is on the Ag building cement foundation.

Esther
When Dinah snapped this one,
she instructed me,
"Mama, smile like you smile for Daddy."

Regina

Lance

Dinah


Victor

Melody

Jodavid

The first gift is really for Jodavid for Christmas,
but we opened it for Papa's birthday
so we could watch it.
The other is a book,
"The Intellectuals" by Paul Johnson.
Lance is delighted with the book and reading it.
Victor said, " Lance, thou shall not covet."

Jodavid was happy to wash dishes and take out the garbage,
looking forward to watching "Up."
We all enjoyed the movie.
Jodavid pronounced it the best movie he's seen in twenty years.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Welcome to our World ~ Michael W. Smith

Bring Your peace into our violence
Bid our hungry souls be filled
Welcome to our world
Fragile fingers sent to heal us
Tender brow prepared for thorns
Tiny heart whose blood will save us
Unto us is born. Unto us is born.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Synthetic Folic Acid a Possible Health Hazard

Dr. Fuhrman warns:
DO NOT take multivitamins
that contain folic acid.
and

If you are pregnant,
DO NOT take prenatal vitamins!

Folic acid supplementation is dangerous – especially for pregnant women

Women who take supplemental folic acid increase their breast cancer risk by 20-30%, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers collected data on women's folic acid intake from multivitamins over a 10-year period – they found that the women who took multivitamins containing folic acid were more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than those that did not. 1,2

If folic acid can have these dangerous effects, why is it included in most
multivitamins, prenatal vitamins and fortified grain products?

Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate, a member of the family of B vitamins that is involved with DNA synthesis and DNA methylation, which essentially turns genes on and off. Because of these crucial functions, folate plays important roles in fetal development and nerve tissue health as well as cancer initiation and progression.

Unlike synthetic folic acid, folate obtained from food sources – especially green vegetables – protects against breast and prostate cancer.

Spinach, raw

843 μg

Endive835 μg

Romaine lettuce

800 μg

Asparagus, cooked

750 μg

Mustard greens, raw

700 μg

Collards, raw

550 μg

Okra, cooked520 μg

Bok choy, raw

500 μg

Brocolli Rabe, raw375 μg

Arugula, raw

340 μg

Artichokes, cooked

330 μg

Brussels sprouts, cooked

300 μg

Broccoli, cooked

300 μg

Cauliflower, raw

225 μg

Red leaf lettuce225 μg
Celery, raw225 μg

For the rest of the article and references see:

http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/folic_acid_dangers_and_prenatal_vitamins.aspx

One more reason to eat the best we can and not rely on a pill for health. ~Regina

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Heroes and Idols by Andrea Schwartz

Parents are always looking for role models for their children. Whether it is a sports figure, musician, political leader, or other public figure, the temptation is to motivate by means pointing to an exemplary life. The problem is that often those lives are not exemplary and much of what is known about them is crafted fiction...



The example of a woman in my church comes to mind. This young mother makes it a point to assist families who are sick or bedridden. She finds time to help them by babysitting, cleaning, or providing transportation. She ...donates her time and effort as she sees a need. She is also extremely fun to be around. Her desire and willingness to put her faith into action makes any association with her a benefit to all who know her. In the process of serving, she becomes an excellent role model for the young women of the church.

The Bible condemns the worshipping of idols (in whatever form them appear) and discourages seeking out heroes. Rather, the designation given to those who put their faith into action is simply -- the saints. I have described one such saint and know that the building of the Kingdom of God will come from just such persons.
http://the-homeschool-life.blogspot.com/2009/12/heroes-and-idols.html

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Daniel Garcia ~ Tabitha Wales Wedding Celebration

Gathering

Greetings
Bridesmaids used the same fabric, but
chose their own pattern and optional headcoverings.
Each carried a small lantern.
These ladies later served lasagna dinners and cake to the guests.
Waiting for the Groom

Travis tells their story
Both fathers spoke graciously of the newly weds.
after the bride and groom read their vows
each had written for the other.
Rings had been exchanged at the betrothal ceremony earlier.
Warm Congratulations

Finally here
Daniel has prepared a place for her.
He is ready to leave his family and begin another.

Daniel knows he has a treasure.
He understands that she will miss her family and
promises to bring her back to gather with family and friends here.

John blesses his son and daughter-in-law.

Parents of the bride and groom

In every wedding, two cultures come together.
Daniel was from California,
but now lives in Missouri.

Tabitha & Daniel


Groom's Parents
John & Melody, Tabitha & Daniel

My David ~Esther

Serven / Loomis California Reception

Mom and Dad were able to attend Steven and Rebecca's
California wedding reception
They were blessed by conversations.
We thank God for this couple.
Steven's example of the patience is a blessing to all of us.

Rebecca made her own dress with the help of four patterns and

"a bit of thin air."

Jo's family
Steven's uncle, standing next to him, told great stories of discipling Steven.
Once as a young chap, Steven asked a question about games.
His uncle advised him to read a computer program manual
and design his own.
Steven did.
Steven and Rebecca leading to the first dance.

There are not many pictures because Mom and Dad joined in. :)

Concrete


Pour Day #2


"He built those forms like they were for a bridge."

The Sump

Timothy has worked with his father since he was six. Now he heads up the company.
Whenever we say "Wow that was a lot of work!" Timothy says, "It was fun."

Saturday, December 5, 2009

November

Reading with Fiona
Dinah regales us with stories of Quantrill of Missouri,
a dignified, well educated northern teacher turned guerrilla fighter
during the War Between the States.
Seppi Bros method of stringing Christmas lights.

Rushdoony's Flight from Humanity



Seppi premier of The Mysterious Islands

Concrete Plans

Best friends for 26 years

Mom and Dad working out construction problems together

Still a team

Reformation Day

October 31st is Reformation Day!
John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress was this year's Reformation character.
Pastor made up a couple of games around Bunyan's life and after a candlelight dinner,
everyone watched a film on Bunyan's life.
All who can try to dress up like the 16th century.

Reformation Ladies

Evidence of 6th Century Irish Missionaries in America