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“You See What Had Happen Was… Ah, Ah, Ah…!’

Lou Coleman

Lou Coleman

By Lou Coleman

Now that’s what being stuck on stupid sounds like …..Ah, Ah, Ah…. Listen, if you find yourself doing something stupid, Just Stop!  My mother use to tell me, “The first thing you need to do when you find you’re digging yourself into a hole is to quit digging.” You’re already in a hole. Don’t make matters worse by digging deeper.  I tell you lying is perilous than it seems. It’s more Satan-like than Christ-like. And Jesus referred to Satan as “a liar and the father of lies” [John 8:44]. So as the actress said on the movie “Friday” “You ain’t got to lie Craig; you ain’t got to lie!”

I tell you lying have become so prevalent, that many Christians do not look on lying as the grievous sin that it is. We have come to the point where we don’t expect to hear the truth. Spouses lie to one another in the name of keeping the peace, parents lie to their own children and vice versa, employers and employees lie to each other. Politicians lie in order to spin things their way and gain votes. Advertisers lie to sell products. Careful!  [Rev 21:8] says, “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Do you see how serious lying is? Breaking the 9th commandment has the consequence of eternal death! When you lie you align yourself with everything that brings death, destruction, doom, and damnation to this world. Sin is what leads to death, but that sin was brought about by a lie! Therefore, don’t take lying lightly. There’s no such thing as a little white lie. God is Truth, and anything less than truth is wrong, it is a lie, and it is sin!

So how does one overcome lying? Love the truth. When Jesus stood before Pilot, Pilot asked, “What is truth?” Truth was standing in front of Him. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We need to love Truth and Jesus more than ourselves. The truth needs to be more important than our own life. [Philippians 4:8] say, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Saturate your mind with good things, like the Word of God. It’s how Jesus defeated Satan in the wilderness, with the Scriptures! Live the truth. Be accountable to others. Immediate confess, immediately correct, and immediately commit yourself again to truth. And never forget what God thinks about lying and what He will do with all liars [Psalms 26:45; 1 Corinthians 15:33].

Now if you are guilty of lying, the Holy Spirit is lovingly urging you to confess your sin, and repent by telling the truth, so God can forgive your sin and purify your heart. Do whatever the Spirit is telling you to do. And if you have never given your life to Jesus by confessing Him as Lord and Savior and dying to self through baptism, I invite you now to receive a new life born of the Holy Spirit. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you.” [John 8:32]

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” [Deuteronomy 30:19].

Letter to the Editor: Unsung Heroes

By Mildred Henry

Each time I travel to and from my home and see the devastation caused by the Cajon Blue Cut Fire, I utter a prayer of thanks for the firemen who did a magnificent job of protecting property and lives. I marvel at how the fire burned right up to and around the houses, yet the firemen were able to save people’s homes and possessions. 

Firemen came from near and far to fight the blaze and it is amazing how valiantly they fought and contained the inferno. These true unsung heroes do a Herculean job every day protecting their fellow citizens. For this we say thank you!

Letter to the Editor: Mr. Colin Kaepernick, A Real Man.

By Sylvester McGil a.k.a. Sylvester Muhammad  

Real men stand tall even when sitting. We live by certain principles and we are prepared to perform certain task. We each must perform as assigned by The Taskmaster. We are not the designer nor did we draw the blueprint. We do not know that we are planks being brought together to build an Ark.

We Black people do not know that we are being raised from the dead. (This is the third day). We did not see who rolled the stone away from the ‘tomb of ignorance, which has been our home for more than four hundred and fifty years. Some of us do not know any of the original organizers of The Nation Association for the Advancement of Colored People, The Congress on Racial Equality, The Urban League and others. These people along with Mr. Colin Kaepernick and those I am unable to name are all representatives of the mind of people like Mr. John Brown. These people gave their lives in the service of others, and may their rewards be greater than their needs.

We Black people in The Americus are not responsible for what was done to us that resulted in our mental and spiritual death. However, we are responsible for our actions after being raised from the dead. What have we done, what are we doing and what will we do to improve our condition so that we will all be accepted in the ‘civilized societies’ of planet earth. We must read and study the thirteenth amendment to the Constitution in its entirety. Read between the lines and the obscured ‘fine print’. And please do not forget we were taught “ignorance of the law is no excuse. Study the status of Blacks in the Americus during the year 1850 that was to be our Manifested Destiny. We must help those who are trying to help us. We will understand it better by and by.