March 30, 2013

Why Did Jesus Have To Die?

1. To absorb the wrath of God (Romans 3:25; Galatians 3:13; 1 John 4:10)

2. To please His Heavenly Father (Isaiah 53:10; Ephesians 5:2)

3. To learn obedience and be perfected (Hebrews 2:10; 5:8)

4. To achieve His own resurrection from the dead (Hebrews 13:20-21)

5. To show the wealth of God's love and grace for sinners (John 3:16; Romans 5:7-8; Ephesians 1:7)

6. To show His own love for us (Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 5:2, 25)

7. To cancel the legal demands of the law against us (Colossians 2:13)

8. To become a ransom for many (Mark 10:45)

9. For the forgiveness of our sins (Matthew 26:28; Ephesians 1:7)

10. To provide the basis for our justification (Romans 3:24, 28; 5:9)

11. To complete the obedience that becomes our righteousness (Romans 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:8; 3:9)

12. To take away our condemnation (Romans 8:34)

13. To abolish circumcision and all rituals as the basis of salvation (Galatians 5:11; 6:12)

14. To bring us to faith and keep us faithful (Jeremiah 32:40; Mark 14:24)

15. To make us holy, blameless, and perfect (1 Corinthians 5:7; Colossians 1:22; Hebrews 10:14)

16. To give us a clear conscience (Hebrews 9:14)

17. To obtain for us all things that are good for us (Romans 8:32)

18. To heal us from moral and physical sickness (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17)

19. To give eternal life to all who believe on Him (John 3:16)

20. To deliver us from the present evil age (Galatians 1:4)

21. To reconcile us to God (Romans 5:10)

22. To bring us to God (Ephesians 2:13; 1 Peter 3:18)

23. So that we might belong to Him (Acts 20:28; Romans 7:4; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

24. To give us confident access to the Holiest Place (Hebrews 10:19)

25. To become for us the place where we meet God (John 2:19-21)

26. To bring the Old Testament priesthood to an end and become the eternal High Priest (Hebrews 7:23-27; 9:24-26; 10: 11-12)

27. To become a sympathetic and helpful priest (Hebrews 4:15-16)

28. To free us from the futility of our ancestry (1 Peter 1:18-19)

29. To free us from slavery to sin (Hebrews 13:12; Revelation 1:5-6)

30. That we might die to sin and live to righteousness (1 Peter 2:24)

31. So that we would die to the Law and bear fruit for God (Romans 7:4)

32. To enable us to live for Christ and not ourselves (2 Corinthians 5:15)

33. To make His cross the ground of all our boasting (Galatians 6:14)

34. To enable us to live by faith in Him (Galatians 2:20)

35. To give marriage its deepest meaning (Ephesians 5:25)

36. To create a people passionate for good works (Titus 2:14)

37. To call us to follow His example of lowliness and costly love (Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 12:3-4; I Peter 2:19-21)

38. To create a band of crucified followers (Matthew 10:38; Luke 9:23)

39. To free us from bondage to the fear of death (Hebrews 2:14-15)

40. So that we would be with Him immediately after death (2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:21, 23; 1 Thessalonians 5:10)

41. To secure our resurrection from the dead (Romans 6:5; 8:11; 2 Timothy 2:11)

42. To disarm the rulers and authorities (Colossians 2:14-15; 1 John 3:8)

43. To unleash the power of God in the Gospel (Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 1:18)

44. To destroy the hostility between races (Ephesians 2:14-16)

45. To ransom people from every tribe and language and people and nation (Revelation 5:9)

46. To gather all His sheep from around the world (John 10:16; 11:51-52)

47. To rescue us from final judgment (Hebrews 9:28)

48. To gain His joy and ours (Hebrews 12:2)

49. So that He would be crowned with glory and honor (Philippians 2:7-9; Hebrews 2:9; Revelation 5:12)

50. To show that the worst evil is meant by God for good (Acts 4:27-28)

H/T to Baptist Distinctives

However I do have a problem with#13.
Circumcision and rituals were never the basis for salvation.
Even in the Old Testament, it was faith.
Abraham believed and it was counted to him for righteousness.

Honey Badgers And Liberals

Honey Badger:
Where's da food?

As advertised, the manufacturer of Magpul magazines is moving out of Colorado.
After weeks of bizarre testimony and protests, where lawmakers encouraged women to defend themselves with ballpoint pens and vomit, Colorado Democrats pushed through their new gun control laws last week. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three new gun bills into law on Wednesday. But, before the gun control bills were ever passed the state was looking at its first casualty. Magpul Industries, a top of the line manufacturer of gun magazines and parts, notified the media that they would relocate if the new bills were ever passed into law. They weren’t kidding.
Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper (D)
Where's da jobs?

Point #1 - Liberals and honey badgers don't give a shit about consequences. It's not their job.
In February Magpul announced the Democratic legislation that banned high capacity magazines would force them to leave the state taking along several hundred jobs with them. Magpul warned they would leave the state “almost immediately” if the legislation passed. Duane Liptak, Director of Product Management and Marketing, said the company has received official invitations from elected officials and/or the economic development activities in over two dozen states since they announced their plans to leave Colorado.
Point #2 - Liberals and honey badgers also do not get invitations from other places to please, please move there. When a honey badger moves into the neighborhood, prey populations start to disappear. When liberals move into a neighborhood, jobs disappear.
And, it’s not just Magpul. Several parts dealers are also following Magpul’s lead. The company has received commitments from some of their largest suppliers that they will be leaving Colorado, as well. And, Magpul’s suppliers are even working with the company to help select new manufacturing locations.
Point #3 - businesses are rational organizations, that is:

1. agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensible;
2. having or exercising reason, sound judgment, or good sense;
3. being in or characterized by full possession of one's reason; sane; lucid;
4. endowed with the faculty of reason: rational beings.

Being rational also means using your mental facilities to evaluate your environment and utilize all data and best business practices to guide your economic plans. Magpul Industries Incorporated, whose corporate officers are rational creatures, knew it was time to get the hell of of Colorado and relocate to a climate more favorable to their enterprise. Other companies are doing the same thing.

Point #4 - It's Bush's fault.

March 29, 2013

Perversity Is Not Diversity

The CEO of Starbucks is telling people who oppose same sex marriage to shut up. I will not grace his words with a link.

Piss off Starbucks.

Marriage does not involve persons of the same sex. Call it whatever you want; call it legalized sodomy (which is exactly what it is), but it is not marriage and will never be.

Liberals are so predictable. If they want to have or do something that you find offensive, they tell you to shut up.

If they don't want you to have or do something that they find offensive, they tell you to shut up.

Let's not rationally discuss the issue in order to arrive at a data driven solution. Just shut up and give us what we want.

Cartoon Commies

This is Tim The Gatekeeper (voiced by Paul Giamatti) from the animated movie "Robots."

These are some of the North Korean generals tasked with destroying the USA.

Any questions?

No, it's not funny what these murderous animals have done to the poor slobs who were cursed by being born on the wrong side of the 38th Parallel, but to threaten to destroy America? With all the strategic resources we can summon with one word from the President?
Oh, wait...

March 28, 2013

Wha' Happen To The Bring It?

Normally I do not listen to Stewart but here he hits a home run. I hope and pray nothing happens to my daughter while she is in the service especially because of government institutionalized incompetence like this.

And we should listen to idiots who want the government to provide for our healthcare????

More Than Bearish, Downright Grumpy

Grumpy? Maybe even homicidal.

Marc Faber gives his read on the stock market and what may happen to gold investments.
When you print money, the money does not flow evenly into the economic system. It stays essentially in the financial service industry and among people that have access to these funds, mostly well-to-do people. It does not go to the worker. I just mentioned that it doesn't flow evenly into the system.

Now from time to time it will lift the NASDAQ like between 1997 and March 2000. Then it lifted home prices in the U.S. until 2007. Then it lifted the commodity prices in 2008 until July 2008 when the global economy was already in recession. More recently it has lifted selected emerging economies, stock markets in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, up four times from 2009 lows and now the U.S.

So we are creating bubbles and bubbles and bubbles. This bubble will come to an end. My concern is that we are going to have a systemic crisis where it is going to be very difficult to hide. Even in gold, it will be difficult to hide.

What say you? What can the small investor do?

March 25, 2013

Rankings Of Most Favorable 2A States In The Union

The following list was compiled by the Guns & Ammo Network in order of the least to most favorable states that support 2A rights.

51. Washington, DC
50. New York
49. New Jersey
48. Massachusetts
47. California
46. Hawaii
45. Connecticut
44. Illinois
43. Maryland
42. Rhode Island
41. Delaware
40. Washington
39. Minnesota
38. Iowa
37. Colorado
36. New Mexico
35. Ohio
34. Nebraska
33. Michigan
32. Idaho
31. Arkansas
30. Oklahoma
29. Maine
28. Oregon
27. South Dakota
26. North Dakota
25. Wisconsin
24. Virginia
23. Tennessee
22. Nevada
21. West Virginia
20. Pennsylvania
19. North Carolina
18. Mississippi
17. Louisiana
16. Indiana
15. Texas
14. South Carolina
13. Georgia
12. Florida
11. Montana
10. New Hampshire
9. Missouri
8. Kansas
7. Alabama
6. Wyoming
5. Kentucky
4. Utah
3. Alaska
2. Vermont
1. Arizona

States were measured on gun rights/friendliness to gun owners by the following criteria:
  • CCW/Open Carry: Only states that don’t require a permit for concealed or open carry scored a perfect 10 in this category. Everybody else was judged accordingly.
  • MSRs: States with no restrictions on the kind, type or number of modern sporting rifles (ARs, AKs, etc.) that can be owned or purchased scored a 10 in this category.
  • Class 3/NFA: The majority of states allow their citizens to own Class 3/NFA-type firearms (machine guns, suppressors, short-barreled rifles, etc.), provided they follow the federal licensing standard, but not every state is yea or nay.
  • Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground: States’ scores were determined based on how strong your the law is regarding self-defense in and out of the home, and whether in the right you’re immune from civil prosecution.
  • Miscellaneous: How pro-gun the state culture is has a lot to do with scoring in this category. Scores are based on the percentage of gun owners in the state, if there are any restrictions on gun or ammunition purchases or magazine capacity, pending pro- or anti-gun legislation, CCW reciprocity, and any restrictions on guns that not covered in the other categories.
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