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Surprise, Surprise… I Sold 2 Artworks on Instagram

I followed a tutorial on how to set up my art work for sale on Facebook and Instagram. It is a very complex process, and it is kind of weird that you can’t see your store on your Instagram page from a computer, but can if you are on a mobile device. Anyway, I didn’t have much hope for sales online, since my venture in FASO.com and Fine Art America have not yielded much interest.

However, I just sold 2 pieces from the Instagram account last week, and I am very happily surprised. A couple from California moved to Texas and were looking for art for their new home and found my work. Just so joyful, as these have been my biggest dollar sales to date. I’ve sold many individual pieces from my art gallery at Arton12.com, but this couple bought two pieces. These were original oil paintings and I am so glad they found a home. Made my day. Wait, Made my Week! No, Made my Month! Thank you, patrons! And Thank You Lord!

Canyon De Chelly
El Capitan from the West

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FASO – Art Marketing Site Reviewed

(shared  from my artist’s site: Jefferis.Gallery)

FASO.com is an art marketing platform that lets you create your own website and offers free and paid promotions of your artwork, as well as free and paid entry into monthly contests.  I started a trial back in August of 2021 and let it run until March 2022. After the free first 30 days,  I was paying $31 a month for the level that will send out your artwork to “30,000” people in email.  Sounds great, doesn’t it?  I even paid for larger placement for 4 paintings for $100.

It will mail out free images of each art piece you upload to your account (1 upload per day) and it goes out with a thumbnail to medium-sized image depending on your plan.

The images go out at the bottom of a daily email and the smaller one looks like this:  As you can see, there is a lot of competition and the images are small. The medium images are a bit larger but still suffer from what I call information overload.  For someone to view the image, they click on it and it becomes larger, and you are presented with a button to take you to your FASO website.

When I put up a new picture, even in the medium category, I often got a few new views.  Being in the monthly contests got me a few more views, and I got an honorable mention which gave me $100 to spend on advertising.  But in the end, after several months, I received no inquiries and no sales.

Here are the problems I see with FASO.  I asked them for demographic info on newsletter recipients. They could not provide any.  I asked, what days of the week are the most effective for people responding to the emails.  They could not answer. How many people of the 30k actually click through on the emails and look at the art. No answer. Can they tell who even reads the emails out of the 30k?  Probably not.

Are the emails mostly going to FASO members who are trying to sell their own work, rather than buy? Unknown. I guess you can spend hundreds of dollars to do advertising on one of their Bold Brush newsletters, and that may get you some sales, but if you are a semi-pro artist and your prices are in the few hundred dollar range, you can quickly outspend what you hope to earn.

And I noticed that after a couple of months, I stopped looking at the daily newsletter, not bothering to look at the images or click on them.

Now the websites they create for you are decent. If you don’t have one, and you are not technically inclined, $31 a month is a reasonable price considering hosting and registering a domain name annually would cost you perhaps a little less. As it is, I am a web developer and I create my own sites, so the FASO was redundant. FASO also gives you some social media marketing tools that are helpful to get you started.

In contrast, I was pleasantly surprised this week by $1,100 sales of my work on my Instagram business page, without paying for any advertising.  Just FYI, setting up Instagram/Facebook business sales is very complicated, even for a professional web developer like myself.

In conclusion,  if you are a creative artist but lack the skills to do your own website, I would either hire a developer, perhaps use a WordPress site, or use FASO.  However, I would not expect sales from or through FASO. You would need to rely on other marketing to get sales. I think the free daily mail offers false comfort and creates false expectations for a return on the investment.

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Is Abortion Truly a Liberal Cause?

A Reprise from The Scholars Corner

 Abortion – A Liberal Cause?

Abortion has been numbered among the liberal causes of modern politics. Abortion is identified with women’s rights just as the Civil Rights Movement was identified with equal rights for African Americans and other minorities. But is abortion really a liberal cause? A careful examination of the history of the abortion rights movement would shock even the most ardent defender of a woman’s right to choose. The founders of the movement were in fact racists who despised the poor and who were searching for a way to prevent colored races from reproducing. Rather than defending the rights of the poorest of the poor, which is the tradition of liberalism, the founders advocated abortion as a means of eliminating the poor; especially Blacks, Jews, Slavs, and Italians. And rather than desiring to help the poor through welfare programs, they wanted to eliminate all charities and government aid. Today, most liberals would be shocked to know of this racist heritage. Not only is the founding of the abortion rights movement anti-liberal, but it may have been an attempt to promote racial genocide.

The modern day abortion rights movement began as the American Birth Control League in 1921. Among its founding board members were Margaret Sanger, Lothrup Stoddard, and C. C. Little. The latter two people were known for their racist views, but Margaret Sanger continually shows up in the company of other racists. In fact, she was the guest speaker at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Silverlake, N. J. in 1926.1 Not only did she not disassociate herself from these racist views, her own writings leave little doubt as to her sympathies. In implementing a plan called the “Negro Project,” that was designed to sterilize Blacks and reduce the number of Black children being born in the south, Sanger wrote:

“(we propose to) hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. And we do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” 2

Sanger also viewed welfare as a detriment to society because it increased the number of poor blacks and foreigners. “Organized charity (modern welfare) is the symptom of a malignant social disease… increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents, and dependents. My criticism, therefore, is not directed at the ‘failure’ of philanthropy, but rather at its success.”3 The urban poor, and their increasing numbers, she called, “an ever widening margin of biological waste.”4 Welfare, she believed, encouraged the breeding of the poor, or “human waste,” as she called them. She feared that welfare would encourage the urban poor to give birth to those “stocks that are the most detrimental to the future of the race…”5 Therefore, she believed the government should actively encourage the sterilization of those who are unfit to propagate the race, using as her motto: “More (children) from the fit, less from the unfit.”6

No modern day liberal would dare question the need for some form of government aid to the poor. But Margaret Sanger wanted more for the privileged and less for the poor. How did someone who was so obviously biased and lacking in compassion become the heroine of today’s liberals? It is a strange reversal of political direction. It is as if the Democratic Party suddenly turned around and supported David Duke for Supreme online Court Justice.

Margaret Sanger also continued to advocate for her racial prejudices in her magazine, Birth Control Review. In six successive issues of that magazine, she advocated limiting the racial quotas of immigration of “Slavs, Hebrews, and Latins,”7 because of their lower intelligence! Although Ms. Sanger was the editor of the magazine, she shared its pages with the racist co-founders of the American Birth Control League. Board member Lothrup Stoddard wrote the racist book The Rising Tide of Color Against White World- Supremacy 8, which was reviewed favorably in Birth Control Review.9 Co- founder and board member, C. C. Little, was president of the Third Race Betterment Conference. He advocated preserving the purity of “Yankee stock” through limiting the births of non-Whites.10

Margaret Sanger was also strongly anti-Semitic. She started a similar birth control organization with a man named Henry Pratt Fairchild, who wrote The Melting Pot Mistake, in which he accused “the Jews” of diluting the true American stock.11 In his book, Race and Nationality, (1947), Fairchild blamed anti-Semitism and the holocaust in part on “the Jews.”12

Finally, Margaret Sanger and her organization began to be primary sponsors of eugenics during her lifetime. But because she had associated herself with Adolph Hitler, praising him for his racial politics of eugenics, she changed the name of American Birth Control League to Planned Parenthood during WWII in order to disguise her racist past.13 Today, her organization, Planned Parenthood, is still in the forefront of advocating abortion as a means of eliminating the unwanted and “unfit.” Not only does the organization perform thousands abortions each year, it also receives 100’s of millions of tax dollars each year through Federal and State Governments.14 And rather than being in the forefront of a woman’s right to choose, International Planned Parenthood is a primary advocate for the Chinese Government’s policy of forcing women to have abortions against their will, and it also advocates for the sterilization of Third World non-Whites across the globe.15 It seems that PP is “pro-choice” when trying to impress the U.S. media, but anti-choice in the actual implementation of its world-wide agenda.

But has Planned Parenthood changed? It is significant to note that Planned Parenthood has never distanced itself from the vision and ideology of its founder. Successive presidents of the organization have praised her work, including Faye Wattleton, who said, “As we celebrate the 100th birthday of Margaret Sanger, our courageous leader… we should be very proud of what we are and what our mission is. It is a very grand mission… abortion is only the tip of the iceberg.”16

One can only wonder how abortion rights came to be adopted by liberals in the Democratic Party, or any other party. It is difficult to image how it came to be identified with other liberal causes. Through a slick media campaign and effective sloganeering, Planned Parenthood painted abortion as a compassionate and caring alternative to childbirth. Their motivation however may be altogether different. It seems that abortion still today, rather than being seen as a way of helping the poor and minorities, is considered the easiest solution for our economic problems:

Don’t help the poor – just eliminate them.


  1. Emily Taft Douglas, Margaret Sanger; Pioneer of the Future, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, N.Y., 1970, p. 192.
  2. Margaret Sanger, letter to Clarence Gamble, Oct. 19,1939. – Sanger manuscripts, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College.
  3. Margaret Sanger, The Pivot of Civilization, Brentano’s, N.Y., 1922, p. 108.
  4. Ibid. p.134.
  5. Ibid. pp. 116-117.
  6. Ibid. p.104 & 179.
  7. Birth Control Review article “Racial Quotas in Immigration,” Margaret Sanger, editor, Aug. 1920, pp. 9-10. Article continues in next 5 issues.
  8. Linda Gordon, Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, Grossman, N.Y., 1976, p. 283.
  9. Birth Control Review, Margaret Sanger, editor, Oct. 1920.
  10. Gordon, Woman’s Body, p. 283.
  11. Fairchild, The Melting Pot Mistake, 1926, pp. 212 ff.
  12. Fairchild, Race and Nationality, 1947, pp. 137-161, esp. p. 147. 1
  13. Gordon, Woman’s Body, p. 347.
  14. Based on 1984 figures compiled by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, Issues in Brief, 4:1 (March 1984).
  15. Planned Parenthood Review, 5:1 (winter 1984/85) & 2:4 (winter 1982), p. 16. Report of the Working Group on the Promotion of Family Planning as a Basic Human Right, International Planned Parenthood Federation, London, 1984, pp. 21-23.
  16. Faye Wattleton, president Planned Parenthood Federation of America, speech, February 5, 1979.


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Law, Grace, and Holiness



Law, Grace, and Holiness

In Today’s church there are 2 Extremes:

Legalism vs. Grace. The reaction to religious legalism is a distorted grace that indulges all behaviors.

A spirit of religion ends in legalism, where people judge others based on outward appearances and by the way they live.

The problem is that we don’t just judge their actions, we judge the person as well.

Jesus said, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you…” (Matthew 7:1–5, ESV)

The other extreme is lawlessness where people endorse all kinds of sinful behaviors because “we aren’t supposed to judge.”

Well, we aren’t supposed to judge people, but we are supposed to judge behaviors:

“Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,… What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?” (Romans 5:20–6:2, ESV)

What is Sin?  An arrow missing the mark – what is the mark? The image of God in man.

Three types of laws: Civil, Moral, and Ritual (or Ceremonial Law)

Old Testament civil law: how to govern a people and what should be done to people who violate the law.  Eye for an eye, stoning for rape and adultery, e.g.

Ritual law:  what sacrifices are to be offered, what foods to eat, what the priests are to wear.

Moral law reveals the character of God that does not change: no adultery, no murder, etc.

The biggest confusion in today’s society is over sexual morality and how it relates to the image of God. Sexual morality isn’t civil or ritual or OT, it is moral.  But many denominations have raised up false teachers, abandoning the Word of God and confusing Grace with Lawlessness.

For, speaking loud boasts of folly, they entice by sensual passions of the flesh those who are barely escaping from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.” (2 Peter 2:18–19, ESV)

When Paul says that the Law cannot save anyone because all fall short of the righteousness of God. BUT he does not say that the moral law has passed away in Christ, because the moral law reveals the character of God.

And God has called us to Holiness, not by the power of our own good deeds but by the power of God’s Holy Spirit living in us.

“For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do.” (Romans 7:21–8:3, ESV)

Paul points to the inability of humanity to achieve godly righteousness by an external law, and God had to create a new covenant which put his righteousness in our hearts:

The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. … I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.– Jeremiah 31:31-34

The Holy Spirit enables us to be a holy people, and God still looks for holiness in us through the work of Holy Spirit. The “just requirements” of the Law now fulfilled in us by the Spirit – in Paul’s mind – necessarily include sexual purity, no thievery, no idolatry, no homosexuality, etc. (I Cor. 6:9).

And so, there is no contradiction between the idea of being saved by faith through grace, not by works of the flesh, and the new Law of Love, which reflects the character of God in sanctified conduct.

“You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.” (Leviticus 11:45, ESV)

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My Testimony: Breaking a religious spirit

How religious spirits infect and invade the church and bring people into bondage. Pardoned or Paroled

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What Are the Gifts of the Spirit?

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Corinth is a seaport filled with dock workers, streetwalkers, thieves, ruffians.   Pagans who worshiped Bacchus, the demon god of wine and orgies, with no sense of sexual morality. 

Now brought into the kingdom of God through Jesus, but have no idea how to live. They don’t know the moral laws of God.  They have to be instructed not to visit prostitutes, for example. 

Brash, immature, boastful, yet Paul calls them Holy and Sanctified.  And there is not one gift lacking among them. 

Sometimes it is easier to reach and disciple pagans than it is to teach the religious. 

Caution:  Beware of Elitism. You are not God’s ONLY chosen vessel 😮 🙂 

1 Corinthians 1:2–8

To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— 

even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:2–8

1 Corinthians 12:1–11

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. 

Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. 

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 

to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 

to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 

All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. 1 Corinthians 12:1–11

1 Corinthians 12:27–13:3

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 

Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts. 

And I will show you a still more excellent way. 

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 12:27–13:3

1 Corinthians 14:1–5

Pursue love and desire spiritual gifts, and above all that you may prophesy. 

For the person who speaks in another language is not speaking to men but to God, since no one understands him; however, he speaks mysteries in the Spirit. 

But the person who prophesies speaks to people for edification, encouragement, and consolation. The person who speaks in another language builds himself up, but he who prophesies builds up the church. 

I wish all of you spoke in other languages, but even more that you prophesied. The person who prophesies is greater than the person who speaks in languages, unless he interprets so that the church may be built up. 1 Corinthians 14:1–5


I will be a featured Artist in FASO on Saturday! | The Art of Jefferis

I will be a featured Artist in FASO on Saturday! | The Art of Jefferis:

The Art of Jefferis

Great NEWS!
Featured Artist in FASO
This Saturday

I am going to be featured in this Saturday’s special edition of the prestigious Informed Collector newsletter.

The upcoming edition is our weekly “New FASO Artist Members.” This newsletter goes to approximately 48,000 subscribers and your section will include buttons for people to receive new artwork alerts every time you post new artwork to your FASO website. This is an easy way for collectors to follow your progress and for you to get “automatic” marketing every time you post new artwork to your FASO website.

To sign up to receive Informed Collector so you can see my feature article, please go here.

My New Website on FASO Jefferis Peterson Fine Art to see a preview of my work.

Jefferis Peterson
The Art of Jefferis

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Covid – Religious Exemptions to Mandated Vaccine

Being Forced to “vaccinate” for work or lose your job? What happened to the idea of “my body my choice” used by those who advocate abortion? Ironic, isn’t it? Those same people now want to take away your choice.

If you have an objection to being forced to take an experimental shot with an increasing number of reported adverse consequences, some of which are severe, this website gives you legal documents to object to the mandate for religious and practical reasons. 

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What is Truth


Revelation vs. Natural Knowledge. 

For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.

 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:11–14, ESV)

What is a World-View?  

A world view is what people believe about what is True and what is Real? Belief Systems can be Strongholds of the Mind and of the Culture

What the World Thinks is Truth verses  what they believe is Fantasy, Superstition and/or Personal Opinions. 

Taken from:  ScholarsCorner.com/reaching-the-west. See also:

https://www.givehim15.com/post/july-20-2021 (praying for the unsaved)

The Western Worldview – Scientific Materialism.The World is a product of Chance, Natural forces, and Evolution without any divine involvement. The Ultimate truth is that there is no truth. Since there is no Creator, there is no purpose to life, there is no design, and there is no ultimate meaning to this world.

The Western Belief Structure – Scientific Empiricism.  Reality can be verified through experimental demonstration. Anything that cannot be tested and demonstrated empirically is merely an opinion (IOW not true). Therefore: Leads to Relativism

They believe God can’t do miracles, or there is no God. So, anyone who claims there is a God and there are morals is just annoying. 

In debates, we are playing baseball and they are playing football: we can’t agree on the rules of the game. Anyone can dismiss the bible because there is no ultimate standard of truth!

What Jesus Believed: 

The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 

If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?

 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.” (John 10:33–39, ESV)

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 16:15–17, ESV)

In the Scriptures, God revealed himself as He is. He is the Living Word. He communicates by the Spirit and gives Revelation. 


“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:15–17, ESV)

Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.” (John 15:20–21, ESV)

Our Task: 

the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:3–6, ESV)

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers (2 Corinthians 4:3–6, ESV)

 It is going to take signs and wonders and miracles to break the yoke of unbelief off this culture.  

For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to bring the Gentiles to obedience—by word and deed, by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God—so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;” (Romans 15:18–19, ESV)

If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’” (John 15:24–25, ESV)

God will use YOU! And the World will take notice. 

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Persecution: A Promise from Jesus

A Tag Team Sermon with Gary Fine

Blessed Are The Persecuted 

            Gary’s Notes:                                            

  2 Timothy 3:12  Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and imposters will go on  from  bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Matthew 5:10-12 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (11) Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil  against you falsely on my account. (12) Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for

So they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

The reason for persecution –  Righteousness .

    “Blessed are those who are persecuted for  righteousness sake……

    “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute  you and say all 

     kinds of evil things about you falsely on account of me.

The response to persecution –  Rejoice

   “Rejoice and be exceedingly glad….”

The results of persecution –  Growth .

“….. For they persecuted the prophets before you.”

The rewards of persecution   Heaven   .

“…. For great is your reward in heaven.”

You can see  from the video how Satan has blinded the minds of unbelievers, turning cross of Christ from a symbol our liberation into  a symbol of oppression. 

Jeff’s Notes:

Jesus said: 

They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.  

And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. (John 16:2-3)

Contemporary Examples of Persecution in the USA: teachers, bakers, military members.

  • A Manhattan math teacher has been “relieved of his teaching duties” after speaking out against what he’s rightly characterized as the critical race theory “indoctrination” students at the private school are being subjected to.
  • A high school football coach who led a Massachusetts school district’s team for nearly a decade was fired in early 2021 after he raised concerns about the use of critical race theory in his 7th grade class…
  • A math teacher at a private school in Manhattan has been put on leave for the rest of the term for speaking out against Critical Race Theory.
  • 114 Nurses being fired from Houston Hospital for refusing the experimental “vaccine” which is showing signs of major health complications at a far higher rate than is allowed by approved vaccines. 
  • Commander of Space Force fired for questioning Critical Race Theory.  
  • Baker in Colorado having death threats for refusing  to place homosexual messages on wedding cakes. 
  • Note: the Baker won his case in the US Supreme Court as part of his religious liberty, but that isn’t stopping the death threats he faces for his loyalty to Jesus.  A teacher was reinstated by the courts for violation of his religious liberty, but the school board wants to impose gender confusion on the teaching programs. 
  • Teacher Tanner Cross was suspended from his job as a gym teacher at Leesburg Elementary School in Virginia after he spoke out against two proposed school policies related to transgender students at a Loudoun County School Board meeting   “ I’m a teacher, but I serve God first and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion. It’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God.”

You are not allowed to QUESTION or Disagree with this indoctrination into a satanic push to destroy God’s image in humankind. 

What we are experiencing is nothing compared to what is happening to our brothers and sisters in China and other places around the world —- YET. 

Allegiance to Communism above all else OR else
Allegiance to Communism above all else OR else

We would like Peace, but the problem with evil is that it will not let you rest until you agree with it and consent to its demands.  The problem is in the nature of the Satan. Because he cannot find peace, he cannot rest.  

That is why those who are caught in the satanic distortion of human nature and sexual identity cannot just live and let live. They want to force you to agree with them, as if that will satisfy the discomfort of their conscience and emptiness of soul.

In fact, they want to force their ideology on you, whether you like it or not or agree with it or not.  They don’t want you to be free to disagree.  Look at what happened to Lot: 

The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant’s house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” Lot went out to the men at the entrance, shut the door after him, and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly. Behold, I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please. Only do nothing to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.” But they said, “Stand back!” And they said, “This fellow came to sojourn, and he has become the judge! Now we will deal worse with you than with them.” Then they pressed hard against the man Lot, and drew near to break the door down.  Genesis 19:1-9

Good News

Teacher Tanner Cross was suspended from his job a But last week, a judge ordered him reinstated , as it was a violation of his 1st Amendment Rights. 

Supreme Court Ruled  UNANIMOUSLY on fostering and adoption allowing Christian  organizations to refuse to allow homosexual couples or unmarried to adopt/foster.

Parent’s in many locations are standing up and fighting back

States fighting back against the imposition of an ideology. 

So What is God’s purpose in persecution:  refinement of character: 

Example  – Joseph

God never wills their evil but will sacrifice us if it will bring the lost to Him. 

Seeds blown by the wind: persecution in Jerusalem led to the spread of the Gospel throughout the world. 

To be conformed to the character of God, we must learn to love others who hate us: 

You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:43–48, ESV)

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