having afternoon tea one day during our vacation in the Sierra
Mountains of central California, Marcia and I met a lovely lady named
Helga who lived as a teen-aged girl in Berlin Germany during
WWII. She was right there during the rise of Adolph Hitler and
the National Socialist German Workers Party. She was right there as the
German's constitutional freedoms were systematically stripped away,
culminating in a despotic dictatorship that overthrew a democratically
After the war she moved to the United States and has had a good life
here. But she expressed to me how increasingly distraught she has
become over the last few years because she was now witnessing the exact
same things happening HERE in the United States that she witnessed as a
teen in Germany. Hitler not only bypassed their parliament to create
laws, but eventually dissolved parliament entirely.
"I never imagined that I would ever see THIS happen in America", she
said. "The German people didn't wake up until it was too late to do
anything about it." "If people refuse to learn from history, then they
are bound to repeat it."
How satan operates hasn't changed, he simply hasn't the capacity to
create or be creative. He uses the same old tricks and ploys, the same
temptations, and sows the same seeds of vanity, jealousy, lust, greed,
guilt, shame, fear and avarice. He has no authority to operate here on
this planet, so he must work through the hearts, minds, hands and words
of twisted men and women.
This nation was conceived in liberty and freedom with a government,
under God, of the people, by the people and for the people. Quoting
from the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be
self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by
their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.--That to secure these
rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any form of
government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the
people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government,
laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in
such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and
In order to preserve that liberty and secure our God given freedoms we,
individually and collectively, have a responsibility to wake up, stand
up and speak up, now, before it is too late for us all. TGM
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|Impugning motives is the presumption and judgement of another's guilt without benefit of any further hearing.
Sin ... Is it OK to actually talk about sin any more? If
faith (good faith) refers to any good faith commitment to enter into a
good faith relationship bound by any type of contract, agreement,
covenant, offer or trust, then "sin" is the breaching of that
relationship regardless of who the parties of that relationship
are. It is equally possible to sin against another person as it
is to sin against God. Therefore "sin" is actually a breach of
contract or, perhaps better stated, a breach of relationship.
How then does one breach a contract or relationship? The signing
of such a contract, physical, verbal or implied, is summed up in the
voluntary good faith commitment to the relationship and its successful
fulfillment. A breach then, is anything that breaks that
commitment, or impedes or prevents the fulfillment of the
contract. The Bible illustrates that under the Old Covenant
(contract), any breach of this contract was automatically punishable by
Since every single person that signed that contract did in fact breach
it at least once, except Jesus some two thousand years later, you would
think that no parties to that contract would be left alive. And
it would be true if not for something God came up with called
substitutionary sacrifice, which allowed the party in breach to pay the
penalty for the breach through the death of a valuable animal, which
stood in the breach making the harmed party whole again and allowing
the breach to be covered up or overlooked.
Now many actually did die in breach where it was judged that their breach was a willful, premeditated act.
In Bible language, this sin was impugned to them by the Lord, (the
legal sitting Judge of record in the court of Israel), and some were
executed and others died awaiting their execution. The Lord was
able to impune because He is qualified to be THE Judge but we are not.
Now we as New Covenant (contract) Christians are qualified to judge,
but we are only qualified to judge ourself. And if we do that
which we are qualified to do, then we are able to make our every breach
whole again through Jesus dying as our substitutionary sacrifice.
Under the Old Covenant, one was considered guilty by default until
proven innocent. As born-again New Covenant Christians, because
Jesus has paid the penalty of our breach, we are now considered
Your impugning motive is actually sitting in judgement over another and
judging them guilty of breach of contract (sin) against you or another,
before you have even heard the entire matter. And if you
are wrong in your judgement, then it is you that is acting in bad faith
and are now in breach for defamation of character and potentially
ruining a good reputation.
Even if it turns out that you judged correctly against another, you are
now in breach for illegally convening a court and impersonating a Judge
(in this case, putting yourself in the place of God). Either way,
the one that impugns the motives of another ends up in breach of
contract with someone.
But let's say that someone actually has breached a relationship.
The question should be: is he or she willing to mend the breach and
make all parties whole again? And if so, he or she should be
given the opportunity to do so and then continue the
relationship. And if he or she is indeed willing, but for some
reason unable to make things whole; the Bible tells us to show mercy
and to forgive the breach. Of course, if he or she is, in actuality,
able, but unwilling, to mend the breach then that constitutes a
dysfunctional relationship which may need to be discontinued.
In the United States, one is considered innocent until proven
guilty. And before one is judged guilty, there is at least a
hearing of the entire matter. Therefore, it would be wise to
follow what the Bible says, "Judge not, lest you be judged." TGM
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