My last couple days has been rather full. My mother wound up in Rockyview Hospital for knee replacement surgery. She was pretty run down due to being immobile for a whole year, while languishing on socialist Alberta's waiting list for surgery. Due to her long term immobility and constant pain, her immune system was compromised and she was constantly fighting off chest infections and pneumonia for the last 6 months. I had concerns she might not survive her surgery, so I drove to Calgary to be with her.
Alberta's socialist government spends $21 billion dollars a year on health care for a population of 4.2 million people. Singapore by contrast spends $10 billion Singapore dollars ($9.4 billion Canadian dollars) per year on their health care system for 5.6 million people. Interestingly, Singapore's public health care system is as advanced as Canada's, but they do not have a one year waiting list for hip and knee replacements. In 2014 the waitlist for someone in Singapore's public health care system was 14 days.
It would be good to know what percentage of Alberta's budget goes to the NDP government's spending priorities of abortion, so-called transgender sex change operations, and so-called "harm reduction," AKA free needles for drug addicts, supervised injection sites for junkies, and free condoms for hookers, teenage fornicators and sodomites. Of course the NDP claims their health care spending priorities "save lives," but the truth is they are factually wrong. Post operative TRANSVESTITES (you can't transform your gender) kill themselves at a rate 20 times greater than the general population. Post operative transvestites also suffer from higher rates of drug abuse, HIV and violence. Tax funded genital mutilation does not save or improve lives. John Hopkins University found in follow up research that 20% of post operative transvestites actually regret their surgery. Singapore's socially conservative government does not waste taxpayer's money on free abortions and quack sex change surgery, Alberta's socialist government does.
Likewise, supervised injection sites do not really save lives (unlike imposing the death penalty on drug traffickers) so much as attract legions of junkies to the neighbourhoods where they set up. British Columbia has a huge tax burden providing free needles, hospitalization, and supervised injection sites for junkies. Alberta's government is trying hard to catch up to BC with such spending. Last year British Columbia had a whopping 900 overdose deaths from opiods. Vancouver's property taxes had to go up 1% just to cover the increased demand on ambulances taking overdosed junkies to the hospital, plus nothing else. Singapore by contrast executes drug dealers and criminally prosecutes drug abusers. Singaporians have a minimal tax burden from substance abusers and they are situated in the middle of South East Asia's heroin triangle. Singapore only had one heroin overdose death reported in 2011.
Now, timely hip and knee replacement surgery does save lives and improves the quality of life for those who need them. However, in Alberta where the health care spending ratio is more than double that of Singapore's, one must wait a year, languishing in pain on a waiting list for such life saving and life enhancing surgery. Singaporeons by contrast only have to wait 2 weeks to get their knee or hip relacement.
Notwithstanding my mother's painful and health compromising one year wait for a medically necessary proceedure I am grateful she has received the surgery now. My good and loyal friend Pastor Art Pawlowski and a couple of his prayer partners prayed that God would grant my mother some more years of life and God was gracious and answered the payer. The picture below is me and my mom 36 hours after the surgery. She is doing well. Bill & his Mom at Rockyview Hospital in Calgary
On a more painful and disappointing note, a long term, social conservative, self described Christian friend, of 15 years decided to terminate his friendship with me this weekend over his relatively baseless fears of being implicated in the $104 million dollar class action lawsuit initiated against me by homofascists, Doug Elliott, George Smitherman, and Christopher Hudspeth. Rather than answer the phone when I called to see if he was around for coffee and tell me directly he no longer wanted to associate with me, the guy called Pastor Art Pawloski and got him to do the dirty work of telling me not to call his home anymore.
Meh..... One of the homofascist's objectives with the $104 million lawsuit was to isolate me and intimidate other Christians from speaking out against homosexual pride. Interestingly, the homofascist's startegy worked on a number of Christians who weren't even in danger of getting named in the lawsuit. Those who supposedly committed their lives to picking up their crosses and imitating their Lord Jesus, who remained faithful even to the point of enduring crucifixion that we can be reconciled with His Father are instead imitating Demas (see 2 Timothy 4:10), abandoning fellow believers who are standing for truth and religious liberty so they can hold on to their illusory creature comforts.
My understanding is my poor ex-friend has such an attachment to his earthly things and so little attachment to the God who created him, that he lost weight and endured sleepless nights worried that Elliot and his gaggle of homofascists was going to sue him and take all his things away. Apparently, this self inflicted suffering is my fault because I obeyed God and reproved the unfuitful works of darkness of homosexual pride and homofascism by infiltrating the Toronto sodomite parade with truthful information and the Gospel. My ex-friend according to Pastor Art wants to stay safe and only serve God on the abortion front, though like most compromised social conservatives, he does little on that file and takes no risks to protect the lives of the unborn either. "Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them." Ephesians 5:11
At any rate, I do note the breed of men that use to be Canadian; the men who stormed Normandy and braved deadly machine gun fire and landmines to fight for this country is not the breed of men that exists today. Today's Canadian men are largely self centred and cowardly when it comes to standing publicly for anything except maybe their wages and benefits. As our culture declines many men are becoming full blown effiminates. Unfortunately, I don't think my former friend's soul destroying attachment to material things and utter lack of courage is exceptional, rather he is the rule in post Christian Canada and there are reasons for that."Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Mark 4:40
The Canadian left has launched a psychological war against the Christian faith and manhood in this country for the last 40 years or so. When men use force to protect their homes and families against criminals they are denounced as "vigilantes" in the media and are often prosecuted by the police and courts. It is more usual than not that when a man acts heroically and stops a criminal from harming a potential crime victim on the street the police will show up babbling on the evening news that they would prefer that men do not intervene to help and protect crime victims as the heros could be hurt or face criminal charges themselves if criminals are confronted and hurt.
When I went to MacEwan University, the only acceptable white males were self hating white males and homosexual ones. Men and for that matter women in my program were discouraged from showing maturity and fortitude in their interactions with one another. Rather, we were incouraged to snitch on one another (we were promised such snitching could be anonymous) to the teachers and we were encouraged demand "safe spaces." Canada's post Christian culture enourages cowardliness and discourages courage. Cowards who stand for nothing, and who gravitate to self interest, are easier to control and provide fewer obstacles to the culture of death being imposed on the west by our elites.
Being a courageous Christian is not synonymous with Hollywood's gun toting tv actors and actresses. Biblical courage is not the pseudo, hypermasculanized, "Facebook warrior" anonymously threatening to "lock and load" every time a disparaging thread about Justin Trudeau or Obama shows up on conservative news feeds. In fact most blowhards are as cowardly and meek as Canada's civil servants who are at least self aware they are subservient to the government and are intent on getting through this life with no other accomplishment than keeping their government benefits and pensions intact. When actual heat and persecution is applied to the "hypermasculanized blow hards" I note they scurry for the "safe space" just as quickly as the rest of Canadians.
Real Christian courage is standing on your principals and not compromising even when it is possible you will face persecution and lose your possessions. St. Paul was imprisoned and martyred for the faith. Nowhere in Scripture did St. Paul counsel violence, however he called on Christians to, "Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:13, 14
Keeping one's mouth shut and allowing children in our public schools (and increasingly Catholic schools) to be corrupted and destroyed by homosexual propaganda and staying quiet while religious liberty and the right to speak the truth is lost, because one wants to die with a bunch of toys and a fat public sector pension is not "standing firm," nor is such behaviour acting like a man, nor can one argue they are doing that out of love, except maybe self love.
As Christians we need to recognize that the culture war is as much a spiritual war as it is a war being fought in the political and temporal arena. The desire to destroy Canada's children through abortion, or by introducing them to aberrant sexuality, is a satanic desire. This desire is a desire to attack God by destroying those who are made in God's image."So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Genesis 1:27
As a creation humanity is good, however through sin the Godly creation is distorted. Due to sin many now see human beings as a scourge to be exterminated, or at least to not be replicated. The culture of death is anti-human to the core, and this is because those who hate humanity and seek to destroy it, invairably hate God. The murder of children and promotion of homosexuality are anti-human and anti-God activities. Neither practice brings life and both practices bring futility and death. Christianity from the very beginning has consistantly condemned homosexuality and abortion as anti-life and an affront to the God who created us. Those who militantly push these agendas have always seen the Christian Church, the west's formerly Christian culture, and the people of God as an obstacle to their anti-life agenda.
The left understands the emasculation of men and psychological warfare employed against Christian men in particular is both necessary and effective in removing opposition to the culture of death. An emasculated man is a fearful man and a fearful man will not effectively resist evil. Hence, why the left has for a generation employed a variety of psychological techniques in our schools, workplaces, and media to emasculate us and turn us into wimps.
Scripture teaches us to reject the pressure to become fearful and rather to fear God and therefore display no fear towards man."And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell."
Men without God are limited in what they can do, so it is inevitable that believers who are faithful in defending the Gospel and culture of life will prevail. Communism seemed invincible in the former Soviet Union for 70 years and during that time the Christian church suffered immensly and seemed unable to survive, but today the church is flourishing in the east and communism collapsed on its own lies and corruption. Likewise, the culture of death and homosexual agenda will not prevail, though Christians might have to suffer and lose more earthly things to stand firm, protect innocent life, and remain faithful to our Lord."Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life."
Christian men who fear the Lord, can be both confident and charitable when dealing with men who hate the culture of life and Christian liberty; even homofascists who launch $104 million lawsuits and who unreasonably think it is reasonable to destroy the livelihoods and homes of Christians who oppose their debauched, tax funded, homosexual pride parades. "In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence,
and his children will have a refuge.
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
that one may turn away from the snares of death."
Proverbs 14:26, 27
The world has plenty of examples of the folly of putting one's confidence in their earthly assets and material security. Greeks who thought they had "iron clad government pensions" in the 1990s and were looking forward to comfortable early retirements have seen their pensions slashed by as much as 40% and their kids thrown into long term unemployment since their country spiralled into a debilitating financial crises. Once wealthy Greek families are now poor families, with no prospect of becoming rich again any time soon. Canadians often think they got it made and within a year lose everything due to an unforseen marital breakup, illness or job loss.“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Sadly, fear of losing material things is one of the most effective weapons socialist governments and the homosexual lobby has in insuring the people of God do not stand and defend the orphans abandoned to abortion and the homosexual agenda. God Himself is the one we should fear though, when we choose to abandon those who can't speak for themselves."If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not He who weighs the heart perceive it. Does not He who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will He not repay man according to his work?"
Finally, Scripture has a clear warning that cowardliness when not repented of, can result in the loss of one's eternal soul."But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
In Christ's Service