Skip to comments.Gov. Palin: Cant Boot God out of Public Square, Expect His Blessings
Posted on 12/25/2013 6:12:01 AM PST by KC_Lion
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tonight said during a Fox & Friends Christmas Special, you cannot boot God out of the public square and expect His continued blessings upon civilization. Gov. Palin hearkened back to when she was Mayor of Wasilla and ensuring the city displayed the Nativity because Jesus is the reason for the season. As early photos of her family flashed by, Gov. Palin said families being together for Christmas is more important than stuff piled high under the tree. She said military families should be especially blessed for the sacrifices their children make defending our nation and her freedoms.
And to all of Free Republic!
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman Empire. And everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem to the town of David, because he belonged to a house in the line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. ~~~~~
Definitely not the type of thing you would hear from Hillary or her followers, unless her handlers make her say it.
We murder our unborn children, we allow men that eat each other's **** to get married, and we have the gall to ask G-d to 'bless' America. Please. We are told to repent, and I see no sign of that.
In my prayers every night, I apologize to God for this Nation’s behavior in kicking Him out of it. Fortunately, the commies/socialists/leftist-progressive filth can’t take God out of our hearts and minds.
Merry Christmas to all, and God Bless you & yours!
‘In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman Empire. And everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem to the town of David, because he belonged to a house in the line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. ~~~~~”
This passage shows that bureaucratic incompetence and wasteful inefficiency of autocratic and plutocratic regimes is a historic constant. Disrupt entire populations and make them go back to their home towns(at least in Palestine anyway...I don’t know about the rest of the world at that time) to be registered and taxed. It would be better to register everyone in place then give them some token of receipt with a seal stating they had been taxed and registered. This was the way God chose to have Jesus birthed in Bethlehem as prophesied so I guess I won’t question his wisdom in this!
Sarah Palin has bigger yarbles than 99% of all other republicans. She is da woman!
Blessed CHRISTmas all at Free Republic.
They only way to defeat these Christian hating people is to REFUSE to shop any store that has a happy holiday sign up. Unless you hit their bottom line they will remain PC and all other holidays, will eclipse CHRISTmas. The Walmart in our small town, learned that lesson last year, and it must have gone nationwide to effect such a giant box store. CHRISTMAS signs were up this year, and cashier's said Merry Christmas, if you took the time to wish them one.
Just imagine the power the entire body of Christ would have on merchants, it would be like Christ driving out the money changers etc from the Temple!
Sarah puts forth the message that we should be hearing from all our elected leaders around this nation.
May all have the blessings of Christ in their lives during this season. May those who do not have Christ in their hearts find his love and the power of the Holy Spirit to make their life filled with God’s love. May God bring joy to all his children each day of their lives.
Yes, a very Merry Christmas to Sarah Palin and family - and a very Merry Christmas to one and all here!
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.
22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, God with us.
24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife,
25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus.
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgins name was Mary.
28 And having come in, the angel said to her, Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!
29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.
30 Then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.
32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.
34 Then Mary said to the angel, How can this be, since I do not know a man?
35 And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,;
5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.
6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
10 Then the angel said to them, Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!
15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.
16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.
18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.
11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, This was He of whom I said, He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.
16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
Merry Christmas to you, KC. I hope you’re having a great day!
re: bible passages.
Very nice, and in a nice format. I’ve pasted it into somewhere where I’ll always have it.
Don't confuse America with the Amerikans who crap on the rest of us. They are not included in the blessing...
I’m not the slightest bit confused about anyone.
The Congress shall...
Yes, should Congress choose to legislate on this, it could go private. Thus, in the meantime, the power is vested in the govey only.
Hey, I agree with you it could be done faster, better, cheaper, etc. I just do not see the US Govey relinquishing that power.
I should say, delegating that power.
I think that thought is with us all, now more than ever.
Merry Christmas KC_Lion.
Does Pajama Boy celebrate Christmas? Does he celebrate anything besides hot cocoa and Obamacare?
I imagine Pajama Boy celebrates the birth of HIS ‘Hawaiian messiah’...
That is so fantastic and correct what Sarah said, I have been saying this for years as well.
Anybody that supports abortion or gay marriage in any way shape or form , simply does NOT have the Spirit of Christ within them.
Anybody that votes Democrat in any way shape or form also does NOT have the Spirit of Christ within them (Not to give a pass to moderate Republicans also)
To vote Democrat (or moderate Republican) is to say you support the removal of God from the Public Square
Its NOT very complicated, the arguments have been made, it`s NOT “just politics” when people vote, they are making a decision for or against God/Christ
Just voicing your opinion at the water cooler in support of Abortion/Gay marriage/ removal of God/Christ from public square, is the same as voting
A person that truly had the Spirit of God/Christ within them, could not/would not vote or even offer opinion at water cooler that was in support of those evils.
This is NOT judging to come to this conclusion, just using God given ability, common sense from the Bible.
We are allowed to test things and use Biblical reason, this is NOT judging.
Liberals have tried to tell us that voicing are Biblical opinion is somehow judging, this is a lie from the pit of hell
Joel Osteen, The New Pope and many others are now downplaying our sins, somehow this is supposed to trick people into converting to Christ????
Where? What character in the Bible ever downplayed sin? Nobody! NEVER! now the new wavers such as Joel Osteen and the Pope are telling us that God has changed his mind about sin, that somehow it isn`t that big a deal anymore, that somehow we no longer have to turn from our sins???
We cant offend the Oprah Winfrey`s of the world, we cant tell them that their lifestyles are not acceptable to God because they would otherwise walk out of the service
Oprah likes Osteen because he does NOT tell her her lifestyle is not acceptable to God/Christ
All this is prophesised in the last days that people would twist the truth for their own twisted beliefs
It was about the Columbine shooting.
The question was, God why do you allow this kind of carnage in our schools?
God's answer was, You decided you did not want Me in your schools.
Thanks to Madalyn Murray O'Hair and the supreme court in 1963.
( Interesting side note, Life magazine did a story on it back then and I took the copy and buried it in the back yard of the house I was living in at the time by the beach in Santa Cruz. Unfortunately that act didn't overturn the Supremes bad un-constitutional decision...)
Palin speaks out the same, and the Old Testament documents similar situations over and over again.
Merry Christmas KC_Lion!
.....Yet Jesus COMMANDS His followers NOT to JUDGE and you say it is okay to judge?
Thank-you for you comments and making my day!
Is it possible that I might persuade you that single-payer and socialist-entitlement government K-12 schooling is fundamentally evil and that it is, and **always has been** built upon a corrupt foundation?
I had the good fortune to attend Catholic schools for 10 years and then spent the last 2 years in the local government's socialist-entitlement school. I graduated in 1964. I saw the difference between a truly Christ-centered education and the puny, watered-down, lukewarm, and generic Protestant nod given to God in the government schools.
In the parochial elementary and high schools, Catholic philosophy was thoroughly integrated into all aspects of the curriculum and school policies. Here are two simple examples among hundreds that I could give:
***. When a police, fire, or ambulance siren was heard, the nuns stopped the class and the entire class said a prayer for the safety of those involved.
*** Each hour, a small prayer was said to ask God's blessing on the hour.
In government school, yes, the day started with the Lord's Prayer ( Protestant version) and scripture ( Protestant scriptures). The rest of the day, God was forgotten and we were subjected to non-stop godless secularism. Occasionally, ( maybe a half dozen times a year) a religious song **might** be sung by the school chorus.
What does God do with the lukewarm and generic? Answer: He spits them out of His mouth.
**Government socialist-entitlement schooling was never more than generically and lukewarmly Protestant in its worldview.
**Government socialist-entitlement schooling was a Prog idea from the beginning.
**The Progs have always controlled teacher training and curriculum development.
**The Progs have always pushed the edges of society's morals and ethics.
** The Progs have always pushed for greater and greater secularization until now the government's socialist-entitlement schools are now, not only godless, but preach against God.
When children attend government socialist-entitlement schools that are generically lukewarm in their relationship to God, the students are at risk for two things:
1) They risk learning to be generic and lukewarm toward God.
2) They risk learning to be comfortable with socialism. Hey! If the voting mob can give them tuition-free school, why not use that voting mob to get lots of “free” stuff?
Today, the children in godless schools **will** learn to think and reason godlessly. They must just to cooperate in the godless classroom.
Today, nearly every teacher in this nation ( both private and the government's socialist-entitlement schools) was trained by godless Marxists in Marxist-run colleges and universities. Yet...Conservatives and Christians are asleep to the danger to our nation's freedom and the souls of their children.
In other words, Mary and Joseph were on a forced march.
They weren’t homeless. They weren’t poor. Joseph went to the inn presumably because he could afford to pay for it. There wasn’t room in the inn due to the government elite’s forced march.
And...Christians and conservatives willingly allow their children to attend the government’s GODLESS, single-payer, and socialist-entitlement schools. Why would God bless that?
Fact: A child in a godless school **will** learn to think and reason godlessly. He must just to cooperate in the godless classroom.
Conservatives in many counties, ( and even some entire states), could put an immediate end to this godless and socialist-entitlement abomination forced upon their children’s minds and hearts. They could remove their children from this poison but they don’t.
I am still bitter about having been "educated" in government schools. My father was religious, but not well educated in the faith, so I had the heart of the faith, without the head of the faith.
As a teen, I was torn between "the world" and the Church, as evidenced by the fact that my two high school heroes were Jesus and Mick Jagger. The tension finally boiled over at the end of my college career, when I became deeply depressed.
Fortunately, grace pulled me through. I spent my twenties trying to figure out what had happened to me, and I eventually found what I was looking for in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. (I also found the explanation for the bizarre modern phenomenon known as "public school" through the writings of John Taylor Gatto).
Looking back, that painful period in my life motivated me to homeschool my children, which was one of the best decisions in my life, and which has been a great blessing to our family.
Sadly, the knowledge of the faith among Catholic teens is appalling, and probably worse than when I was a teen. Catholic Answers is filling the gap for 20-somethings, but it's a great tragedy that so many young Catholics must suffer through such psychic agony.
We cannot call good, evil, or evil, good. And you will know a tree by its fruit.
At the same time, we can't say that this or that person is damned. The latter is what Jesus was referring to.
Like wild bill says America—Bless God Again! — I agree God ought NOT Bless America for allowing those things —and more that you have listed....But His Wrath is a terrible thing. And He does NOT allow it lightly. He hears the Cry of Americans who feel as you do. There is an AMERICAN Spring coming —will you stand with us to reclaim the promise of America.Join with the Patriots.Stand with US.
Some Catholic parents are joining together and hiring a teacher and educating their children independently from archdiocesan control.
Here is an article about a group of Catholic parents who opened a private school:
That`s what I said also
That`s not what I said at all, was intended for the ears of a mature Christian
Let me see if I understand you...A Christian can support abortion and homosexuality, and also vote for the removal of God/Christ from the public square?? Is that what you are actually trying to say?
If so I say get behind me Satan
So the last sentence is what it means by what the command of Jesus says, to not judge others then:
“At the same time, we can’t say that this or that person is damned. The latter is what Jesus was referring to.”
No, but what does it mean by what Jesus commanding us not to judge others lest we be judged?
It is not in support for anything sinful.
I am asking a simple Bible-related question. Thank-you for your answer ahead of time.
I agree with you .
I hate the government and the government schools
why do Americans trust an put up with the government schools? we should boycott them.
I’ve gotten into many arguments when i dared to criticize the government schools, even on this site sometimes
Wow!...You see how the government school defenders come after me. They have done their best to get me banned.
What I am now being accused of is not much different than what A&E and liberal media has done to Phil Robertson.
I normally would have added I am a dirty rotten sinner saved by Christ, so I add that here now.
Phil Robertson was accused of judging others by his nicely worded paraphrase, from I believe Ephesians. for sure that was NOT the case, and is not in my case either.
According to your standard, you were judging me by your responses.
I don’t have the Scripture handy as we speak, but its in New Testament and it speaks of what to do when other believers speak of evil as being good etc...Speaking of the folks in the Scripture.
When someone is involved in something unspeakable, first you approach the person, then after that you take it to Elders of the Church, if he still persists then you have nothing further to do with them.
Surely folks that openly support the murder of God`s unborn children and also the teaching to children that its OK to be homosexual etc, not to mention supporting the removal of Gods Word from classroom public square etc, AS I HAVE STATED ALL 3
Surely that rises to the level of what the Scripture referred to....CAN YOU THINK OF ANYTHING WORSE? I CANT...CAPS for emphases only, not yelling!!!!
So also keep in mind I did NOT include my testimony in this thread, that was not what it was about, so I would have added that I was nothing more than a grateful sinner, saved by the Grace/blood of The Lord Jesus Christ
Do I not have the right as in the scripture to shake the dust off my boots and have nothing to do with such folks? Speaking of people claiming to be Christian yet supporting murder of God`s unborn children etc,just as Phil Robertson can quote the Scripture without judging
All we have on earth is Christians and Non Christians, sinners saved by Grace and those that are not at present
What about a Satan worshipper? Could I rightly say that he does NOT have the Spirit of Christ within him? Or would that be judging in your minds?
So someone that supports the ultimate evils of homosexuality, abortion and removal of God`s Word from public square.....I cant say they don’t have the Spirit of God within them?
Then if that’s the case nothing can be said at all
That thinking is NOT Biblically based
God Be merciful to me a sinner
And I am being attacked here just as Phil Robertson was attacked.
I am NOT apparently allowed to say that folks that support abortion, homosexuality and the removal of Gods Word from Classroom/Public square do NOT have the Spirit of Christ within them.
Now labelled as a judger
He celebrates his perceived cultural superiority over the flyover masses who stand with Phil Robertson.
Please read my post #24. The SS schools need to be eliminated. Putting God's Word back into this single-payer and socialist-entitlment monstrosity is like a bandaid on a hemorrhage.
What we Christians need to do is CONDEMM the sin(s), but pray for the CONVERSION of ALL to Christ.
You are welcome, Biggirl
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
It should be easy for you to show an example of this.
You see how the government school defenders come after me.
Please point out an instance where that occurred.
BTW that’s how I have always operated, you judged me, upset me and all for no reason
God Bless You
Is it possible that I might persuade you that single-payer and socialist-entitlement government K-12 schooling is fundamentally evil and that it is, and **always has been** built upon a corrupt foundation?There is a strong possibility you learned that from me and others that have known that information since long before you ever heard of Free Republic.
Posting a lecture as if you are the only informed person in the world is quite telling of your lack of wisdom.
The rest of the day, God was forgottenWhy would you forget God? Surely they did not threaten to beat you if you remembered Him. that was on you. Perhaps your Catholic upbringing lacked in teaching you staying power.
Today, the children in godless schools **will** learn to think and reason godlessly. They must just to cooperate in the godless classroom.You must not know any Christians with kids in public schools.
Yet...Conservatives and Christians are asleep to the danger to our nation's freedom and the souls of their children.You sure have the use of the broadbrush down!
LOL, the list of issues your are asleep to is much too long to post here!
In the future, please leave me out of your self aggrandizing/glorification lecture pings.
Do you have children attending the SS schools( Single-payer and socialist-entitlement schools)?
Just wondering? Do you work for the SS schools? A spouse, maybe?
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