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Why did Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett die?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 6:02 pm |

It’s sad when anyone dies young. Human beings created in the image of God are precious, and life is indeed a gift of God.

In the Middle Ages, dying in your 50s and 60s was common. But better food, cleaner water, and modern research, surgery, prevention techniques and medicine have today made 77.7 years the average life expectancy in the United States.

Many people were shocked that Michael Jackson died at age 50 and Farah Fawcett at age 62. But modern medicine could not have prevented what these celebrities did to themselves. It was Jackson’s and Fawcett’s own behavior that led to their relatively short lives.

This sober truth should serve as a warning to young people: don’t get hooked on prescription drugs or other artificial substances, don’t engage in sexual activity before marriage, don’t get your value from the attention that people lavish upon you, etc.

The faces of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett are in the grocery-store stands and are saturating the media. Young and old, churched and unchurched, are talking about them.

I’ve researched these facts to empower you with knowledge so that you can talk with young people, to warn them about the wrong way to live. For, as poet and philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Michael Jackson

As a child, Michael Jackson’s identity was damaged by his father and never restored. In his 30+ years of adult independence, the “king of pop” made a series of horrible lifestyle choices that led to his early demise. Outliving Jackson is his father (age 80) and his mother (age 79). Read more

Be a patriot. Call Sacramento and join a July 4th tea party!

Friday, July 3, 2009, 3:12 pm |

As we approach the 233rd birthday of the United States of America, I want to challenge you to celebrate God’s planting of this nation with your heart, soul, mind and strength.

First, realize there is battle raging right now in Sacramento over more taxes, fees and borrowing. See our latest alert and call Sacramento.

When you call, please emphasize “No more borrowing,” since that’s one of the big sticking points right now.

The good news is the Republicans’ tough stand against higher taxes and fees has apparently gotten the Democrats to say they’re dropping their tax-and-fee hike proposal.

Second, watch this short video to remind yourself of the price of freedom and that freedom from immoral bondage is the real definition of freedom. Watch John Adams speak in 1776 for the Declaration of Independence. I was inspired by this and watched it twice today.

Third, if you can, stand up Saturday for freedom from immoral tyranny at the state and federal level. Don’t degrade Independence Day by turning it into Party Day or Overeating Day or Personal Whatever Day. Help rescue America by attending a July 4th Tea Party near you. See TeaPartyPatriots.org and TeaPartyDay.com.

Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
       Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
Unless the LORD had given me help,
       I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
       your love, O LORD, supported me. 
When anxiety was great within me,
       your consolation brought joy to my soul. 
Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—
       one that brings on misery by its decrees?
Psalm 94:16-20 NIV

Are “passive pastors” to blame for bad government?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 4:41 pm |

Molotov Mitchell has a new video called “Who’s to blame?” which takes on priests and pastors that don’t speak out against homosexuality and abortion or teach Biblical standards for voting.

“Priests and pastors,” says Mitchell, “are the voice of America’s conscience, and many of them have grown silent, leaving congregations of voters adrift and confused.”

“Shepherds should not fear their flock,” he concludes. “That’s not leadership. That’s not Jesus.”

View this provocative two-and-a-half minute video. Then send it to your friends, family, pastors and priests who need a Biblical challenge.

Did Joel Osteen really say he doesn’t ever preach about abortion or homosexuality because it’s a “distraction”? Yes, he did, in 2006 in a TV interview with Barbara Walters.

As a born-again Christian and a pro-family patriot, I agree with this video’s challenging message. It’s high time and long overdue for pastors to start leading for moral values in their communities!

SaveCalifornia.com can train pastors or anyone to take the first steps.

I think the relevant Bible verses that apply to this video are John 10:11-152 Timothy 4:1-5, John 12:42-43, and Matthew 5:13.