Jseus said - Blessed are the poor - so how come the Republicans preach the opposite -

I see that the people who really run this country have bought the power (all the power ) and pull the strings in ever increasing strength and viciousness - and by dint of owning the avenues of communication ordinary people can be beaten by propaganda and lied to so they even vote against their own interest. 

Somehow everything in the bible against acquisitiveness and coveting your neighbor's property is ignored.  And somehow by giving even more to the already bloated greedy this will save America - it's such BS! What is the measure of enough?

Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. (Micah 1:1-2)



I would like churches to start preaching on justice - and maybe stop being so obsessed about sex.  Jesus said hardly anything about sex and what he did say was compassionate, yet churches speak as if it's the only sin - the story of the bible is about love, mercy compassion and justice - stop the hypocrisy.  And if  church folks are so into sinless state then preach to the already several times divorced in your pews - go get em pastor! 

or ... 

for a change to preach on injustice and the sermon on the mount - "Blessed are the poor " - it's what Jesus said; yet we hear a directly opposite distortion "Blessed are the rich ... for they shall own everything." oh yeah and F...K the rest of you.



Please! churches and the believers in a or some source of universal blessing abundance and good Please - stand up and shout No against the grand lies that are being told in our names - in the name of democracy. Thats such a pimped out wreck in the age of the PAC.  He who has the biggest pocket now calls the the voting tune.  Satan is the father of lies so why do you support a system that smashes down the hopes and dreams of your congregation with massive spin and untruths with the big lie.

The 'big lie' is a propaganda technique ... excerpt from Wikipedia


Wiki: "that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying."

and I wonder is this the technique used to discredit Obama...  what follows is also from Wikipedia ... but doesn't it sound like the concentrated attack machine of the Republican Party ... this is a quote by US intelligence about Hitlers propaganda.

 It seems the Republican owners get the mouthpieces to tell the same Big Lie so frequently and in so many different ways and from all the media outlets they own that people sadly do come to believe it. But not everybody believes and the propaganda machine is very vulnerable to the sword of truth and people power.

Wiki: "His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it  [ a lie ] frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it. "
If you look through each of those rules big lie rules above we can see they are followed seemingly to the letter by the owners of the Republican party attack machine to discredit Obama on every level -  This is a hypocritical evil immoral and unethical tactic.

It gets worse what about doublethink: doublethink: "To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed....

Telling deliberate lies while believing in them - was that any CEO I met? hello anyone ... answers on the back of a Mercedes please...


Proverbs 28:6 “Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.” (NIV)
  
So it's not necessary for us to over identify with either rubbishy polar choice we get between Republican or Democrat. Surely we can do better than either of them (please!) I see that we need to look above the false choices we are given and ask for better. The ego always wants to split and divide.  - the good son or the profligate, the left/right brain, White/Black, Gay/straight all one dimensional two sided thinking  - Republican supporters I don't  believe are bad but they allow themselves to be deceived and vote for things that are not good for ordinary America.Why spend all the cash on the ,military - ? are we an empire and we don't admit it? and what sort of empire.

Stop the hypocrisy sounds like a good song doesn't it  ... as always I have a song written called 'God is watching you'

FAITH 
So I hear that all I need to say is I believe in or on the lord Jesus Christ and I can do whatever the F..K I want - sounds great where do I sign up? I get tired of being preached at by Republicans cozy in their I'm all right jack faith - sorry you may own everything but you don't own God or have a monopoly to speak for him.

 Faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

I don't like the way there is some sort of formula to run away from personal responsibility to our brothers and sister on the earth.  It seems to me it is getting Jesus a bad name to ally him to the greedy and hypocritical.   Maybe this gets to the heart of the Reformation but how can they justify being evil telling massive huge lies  to control and devour all the fruit of the earth and then say 'I am saved' to allow you to prosper in your injustices - Republican Party Owners and controllers - GOD IS WATCHING YOU!

 "If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, HE IS A LIAR:
for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen,
HOW CAN he love God whom he hath not seen?"

I did a very basic search for "Isaiah poor quote" and look all of this comes up -so remeber it also says along with freedom comes justice for all... how come these guys swallow the camel?


    http://www.jollynotes.com/inspirational-verses/bible-verses-quotes-poverty-caring-for-poor-and-needy-people/





    Proverbs 22:2 “Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.” (NIV)
    Deuteronomy 15:7-11
    “If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. Beware lest there be a wicked thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand,’ and your eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing, and he cry out to the LORD against you, and it become sin among you. You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand. For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’ ” (NKJV)
    Proverbs 28:6 “Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.” (NIV)
    Deuteronomy 8:18 “Thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”
    (KJV)
    Proverbs 21:13 “If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.” (NIV)
    1 Corinthians 16:14 “Do everything in love.” (NIV)
    3 John 2 “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and
    be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (KJV)
    Proverbs 31:8-9 “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (NIV)
    Proverbs 28:27 “He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.” (NIV)
    Proverbs 17:5 “He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.” (NIV)
    1 John 3:17-18 “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” (NIV)
    Proverbs 22:16 “He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich–both come to poverty.”
    1 Timothy 6:17-19 “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” (NIV)
    Proverbs 22:22-23 “Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.” (NIV)
    Matthew 19:21 “Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’” (NIV)
    Ezekiel 16:49 “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” (NIV)
    Proverbs 14:31 “He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” (NIV)
    Proverbs 22:9 “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.” (NIV)
    Proverbs 29:7 “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” (NIV)
    Proverbs 11:4 “Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.” (NIV)
    Psalm 35:10 “All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like You,
    You Who deliver the poor and the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, yes, the poor and the needy from him who snatches away his goods.” (AMP)
    Psalm 14:6 “You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge.” (NIV)
    Proverbs 27:7 “A person who is full refuses honey, but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.” (NLT)
    Proverbs 19:17 “He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.” (NIV)
    Deuteronomy 15:11 “There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.” (NIV)
    Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” (NIV)
    Psalm 22:26 “The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever!” (NKJV)
    Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old; Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his seed begging bread.” (ASV)
    Psalm 37:19 “They will not be disgraced in hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough.” (NLT)
    2 Corinthians 8:9 “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” (KJV)
    1 Samuel 2:8 “He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor.”
    Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”
    Matthew 25:41-45 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least among you, you did not do for me.’” (NIV)
    Proverbs 28:11 “A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.” (NIV)
    Deuteronomy 15:7 “If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.”
    Proverbs 16:8 “Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice. (NASB)
    Psalm 82:3 “Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.” (NKJV)
    Deuteronomy 24:19-21 “When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. When you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow. When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow.”
    Isaiah 58:10 “And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” (NIV)
    Exodus 22:22 “Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.” (NIV)
    Exodus 23:6 “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.” (NIV)
    Exodus 23:11 “During the seventh year, let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.” (NIV)
    Leviticus 19:10 “Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.”
    Leviticus 19:15 “Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.”
    Leviticus 23:22 “When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.”
    Deuteronomy 10:18 “He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.”
    Deuteronomy 15:9 “Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near, so that you do not show ill will toward your needy brother and give him nothing. He may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.”
    Deuteronomy 24:14
    Deuteronomy 24:17 “Do not deprive the alien or the fatherless of justice, or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge.”
    Deuteronomy 27:19 “‘Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow.’ Then all the people shall say, Amen!’”
    Job 29:12 “because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.”
    Job 30:25 “Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor?”
    Job 31:16 “If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary.”
    Psalm 9:9 “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”
    Psalm 9:18 “But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.”
    Psalm 12:5 ” Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says the LORD, I will protect them from those who malign them. ”
    Psalm 34:6 “This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.”
    Psalm 35:10 “My whole being will exclaim, Who is like you, 0 LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.’”
    Psalm 40:17 “Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.”
    Psalm 68:5 “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.”
    Psalm 68:10 “Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, 0 God, you provided for the poor.”
    Psalm 69:32-33 “The poor will see and be glad– you who seek God, may your hearts live! The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.”
    Psalm 70:5 “Yet I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD , do not delay.”
    Psalm 72:4 “He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor.”
    Psalm 72:12-13 “For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.”
    Psalm 74:21 “Do not let the oppressed retreat in disgrace; may the poor and needy praise your name.”
    Psalm 82:3-4 “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
    Psalm 107:41 “But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.”
    Psalm 109:31 “For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save his life from those who condemn him.”
    Psalm 112:9 “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be lifted high in honor.”
    Psalm 113:7 “He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;”
    Psalm 132:15 “I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food.”
    Psalm 140:12 “I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.”
    Psalm 146:7 “He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free.”
    Psalm 146:9 “The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.”
    Proverbs 13:23 “I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.”
    Proverbs 14:21 “He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.”
    Proverbs 15:25 “The LORD tears down the proud man’s house but he keeps the widow’s boundaries intact.”
    Proverbs 16:19 “Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.”
    Proverbs 28:3 “A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops.”
    Proverbs 31:9 “Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
    Ecclesiastes 5:8 “If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.”
    Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”
    Isaiah 3:14-15 “The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses. What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?’ declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.”
    Isaiah 25:4 “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall.”
    Isaiah 29:19 “Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD ; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.”
    Isaiah 41:17 “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.”
    Isaiah 58:6-7 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter– when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”
    Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”
    Jeremiah 5:28 ” They have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it, they do not defend the rights of the poor.”
    Jeremiah 22:3 “This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.”
    Jeremiah 22:16 “‘He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the LORD.”
    Jeremiah 20:13 “Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.”
    Ezekiel 22:29 “The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice.”
    Zechariah 7:10 “Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.”
    Malachi 3:5 ” So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me,’ says the LORD Almighty.”
    1 Timothy 5:3 “Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.”
    James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
    James 2:2-6 “Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,’ have you not discriminated among yourselves and becomes judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him? But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?”
    Matthew 25:35 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”
    Luke 12:33 “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.”
    Luke 14:13 “…When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind.”
    Acts 9:36 “In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor.”
    Acts 10:4 “Cornelius stared at him in fear. What is it, Lord?’ he asked. The angel answered, Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.’”
    Acts 24:17 “After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings.”
    Galatians 2:10 “All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.”

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