Publix needs to realize like all of us that being nice just turns us into useful idiots for the bullies. They must realize that first of all the Civil Society is to further good and oppose evil. When a company or an individual is trying to be nice to a bully they will simply be overwhelmed and extorted by them for whatever it takes to further the bullies cause. This is what Publix is facing. And I am rooting for them to become good citizens of the community not just nice citizens for the bullies to extortion as a cash cow. I love Publics and I am watching and routing for them to be GOOD!!!
"Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full. "In that day you will not question Me about anything Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.
Matt 6:25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?27Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your lifee ?
28“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Tacticians are usually people of principle, vs someone who is just self-centered. Many times a tactician will fall into the Trap of pragmatism. Or they will do what is easier or more convenient then what is right and therefore of holding their principles.
This is why Jesus was not a pragmatist, but was a tactician who had a goal and never fell for his selfish ambition but always followed his goal that had given to him by GOD THE FATHER.
Was to perfectly obey the father, therefore never sinning, which qualified him to have power over sin and death.
This brought him to his ultimate goal of the Redemption of mankind and the cosmos.
Jesus was not a pragmatist because he never took the short cuts to redeem mankind. He did it through obedience to the Father and suffering on the cross.
A dictionary definition
A tactician is someone good at planning tactics: the specific means of accomplishing goals.
A strategy is an overall plan for accomplishing something. Tactics are the steps taken to carry out the strategy. If someone is skilled at coming up with tactics, they are a tactician. In a political campaign, a tactician helps with speeches and ads. In football, a tactician draws up plays. In war, a tactician figures out specific ways of carrying out the plans of the generals. A tactician knows how to get things done.
A pragmatist is someone who is pragmatic, that is to say, someone who is practical and focused on reaching a goal. A pragmatist usually has a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach and doesn’t let emotion distract her. A pragmatist can also ignore her own ideals to get the job done, so in this way it can have a slightly negative meaning. The word is often used in reference to politicians to mean that they are either sensible or willing to cut corners for their cause.
The left has now mixed religion or belief in a nature god, and animism (the belief that objects contain evil) with gospel music, the media of Black Culture, to have emotional revival meetings at the Oscars. They are emotionally moving people 'to hate' this object the gun. The group of people they are directing their hate at is the NRA. They are waging disarmament and peace instead of self-government and defense. In doing this they are trying to attract the nominal evangelicals and Christians. If they can get evangelicals and Christians to follow emotions as opposed to every word that proceeds from the mouth of God they could win this battle.
WIKIPEDIA Animism (from Latinanima, "breath, spirit, life") is the religious belief that objects, places and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence.Potentially, animism perceives all things—animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, human handiwork and perhaps even words—as animated and alive. The religious studies scholar Graham Harvey defined animism as the belief "that the world is full of persons, only some of whom are human, and that life is always lived in relationship with others". He added that it is therefore "concerned with learning how to be a good person in respectful relationships with other persons". Graham Harvey, in his 2013 Handbook of Contemporary Animism, identifies the animist perspective in line with Martin Buber's "I-thou" as opposed to "I-it". In such, Harvey says, the Animist takes an I-thou approach to relating to his world, where objects and animals are treated as a "thou" rather than as an "it".
Definition of animism
1: a doctrine that the vital principle of organic development is immaterial spirit
2: attribution of conscious life to objects in and phenomena of nature or to inanimate objects
3: belief in the existence of spirits separable from bodies
If you garden, you are well aware of how quickly weeds can grow and overtake your garden. When God created the Garden of Eden however, there were no "weeds" just every plant placed and grown where it was supposed to grow. But once Adam and Eve ate the apple, God cursed the soil and told them that from that time forward they would have to work very hard to make things grow and flourish and that yes, "weeds" would grow where they were not wanted!
The word Dark Ages is a secular construct, that was installed in education for the purpose of discrediting Christian impact on Western Civilization. This video clearly shows the amazing progress that mankind made during the supposedly Dark Ages. They weren't dark at all they were very enlightened.
Eve should have gotten another viewpoint, or witness, before she decided to do what the serpent wanted her to do. Instead, she decided to trust the serpent instead of asking God what she should do. The result is that she embraced a false account of what God had actually tole her and Adam they could and could not do.
In our decisions we always need to get more than one opinion. Jesus called this two witnesses. In the Declaration of Independence they called it the laws of nature and the laws of Nature's God. Secularism has significantly removed the laws of Nature's God from our decision-making in America, and left us only with the laws of nature. This leaves us with a very lopsided view of reality. This is not the American way.
The God of the Bible is not only a hard-working God but also one who cares deeply for His creations. He set the example for us by creating the universe and all that it contains in six days and then rested on the seventh.
These teachings show us that there is literal time of seven days and nights as well as teaching us that we are to be fruitful, multiplying, filling, ruling, and subduing all that He has given us as well as taking the time for rest.
EVEN GOD RESTS
Gen. 2: 1-2
THE BIBLE PROJECT BELOW TALKS ABOUT THE SABBATH AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SABBATH AND THE LORD'S DAY.
The Harvard logo represents how secularism has taken over American Universities and therefore, the American mind.
The Original Logo
The original logo shows that truth was what the University was seeking, not just secular truth but “Truth for Christ and the Church.” In the original logo, veritas (truth) is unified in Christ. The Truth (Christ) is revealed through the three books displayed on the logo: Creation, Reason, and Revelation.
The bottom book, which is pointed down and open to man, represents the Bible, God's Words, theology which guides the University to truly true truth. The Logo shows that the University is bringing Christ into all parts of knowledge which Harvard University viewed as "Education". The Bible and its theology brought together the different parts of learning and knowledge because it revealed Christ as “The Unifier”. "The Truth" is what a Harvard Education student was seeking. Thus in a Harvard University, education (knowledge) was unified.
After the American Revolution through the nineteen hundreds, there was a major shift in thinking at Harvard, and therefore a major shift in the school's beliefs. They shifted their thinking from allowElites
e person of God being the final authority to chance being final authority, and change being the controlling principle.
This shift meant that now things from nature became all man could know, therefore truth did not come from the Creator of nature but from created things.
The Cosmos became a uniformity of cause and effect in a closed system; the open system of God and His knowledge were gone. God became philosophically excluded from the educational teaching at Harvard. There was still a seminary and chapel at Harvard but these places did not produce knowledge; they only produced inspiration and feelings. Thus HARVARD excluded God from their student’s thinking. This shift meant that HARVARD needed a new logo that reflected this change from God's Truth and Christ's Sovereignty, to chance and changing truth as the new King. Their thinking moved from an unchanging God who gave man certainty, to chance and constant change that molded man with the result of constant uncertainty.
Because of this shift in philosophy, Harvard returned to the Old World beliefs of the Greeks and the Greek God's, and borrowed the wreath of Zeus.
The Closing of The Mind
They surrounded the world of ideas with the Greek wreath and thus they closed the university system to God's Revelation. Next, the books were changed so there was no open book to man. They closed God's book and made truth come only from and through nature, so Truth was no longer personal but the great cosmic machine of the cosmos. This New Science (as it was called), closed the education of the mind and left only the rule and thinking of HARVARD.
Man Returns To Elites
The word HARVARD is now large and the most prominent, because only the elite from Harvard reveal the truths of this new science of thought and education; the truth of their educational system is always evolving and changing.
Multiculturalism Is Born
It has become the truth for now, the truth for you, the truth for me, the truth for Harvard. They are no longer seeking Truly True Truth but have closed their mind to God and have therefore become multicultural. Natural Laws take over and replace an Infinite personal God's Law with a cosmic machine that is always changing. The HARVARD man is now the revelation of this changing truth and believe they have become the ultimate elite who choose what the rest of us us should believe.
Man Can Save Himself
As a result of the new Harvard thinking, man without God becomes his own saviour. Man is forever learning but never comes to a knowledge of the truth.
After God made all the stuff and put it together, He made the pinnacle of His creation, mankind, to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and to rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.
And after all His hard work, God said it was all very good.
John Lennon did the song Imagine which was a theme song of the sexual Revolution that you can imagine anything you want.
Hugh Hefner built on that Revolution with the sexual lusts of the flesh of Playboy magazine, that open the gate for all the other pornography and sexual issues in our culture.
Since there is only male and female this whole construct of transgenderism is an imaginary reality, like all of secularism.
John MacArthur's explains it to his young friend very well in this video.
This is a great audio about how God has supplied our need for cars, through answered prayer, over the last almost 50 years.
Matthew 6 describes how we are to depend on God for not only the big stuff but the daily necessities of living (food, clothing, shelter). When we seek Him first instead of the stuff we need to live, He will provide all that we need to live a simple, abundant life.