Building Walls with Untempered or Tempered Mortar

Building Walls with Untempered
OR Tempered Mortar???

Subtitle: A Whole Heap of "Untempered Mortar" Is Contributing to the USA's Demise!

And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Son of man, say to her: 'You are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.' The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured people; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst. Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain. Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD,' when the LORD had not spoken. The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger. So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads," says the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 22:23-31 (NKJV)

W A R N I N G!
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The comments on this web site concerning the abortion issue are rooted in Bible based revelation on human life and its Divine purpose (See Jeremiah 1:4,5, Psalm 139, and Ephesians 1:3-5) and so stated by the owner of the web site, Clayton D. Harriger.

Comments relative to this issue of abortion do not reflect the official position of the United Methodist Church, nor of the Western PA Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church where Clayton D. Harriger is an ordained elder in full connection and where his ministerial credentials are on record.

The stated "green light" position of the United Methodist Church on abortion is found in its Book of Discipline in the section on Social Principles.

See a kind of follow up and comment or two about the above at A Quick Look At the United States' Massacre Tally! -- scroll down a bit until you come across mention of a United Methodist Bishop and the tally since he became a bishop! In fact, this has been updated to include all other active United Methodist bishops and the massacre tally dating from the year they became bishops. Included also is a copy of a personal letter sent to each of the bishops on an ongoing basis. Full explanation about all this and who all are receiving letters is at that area. BTW, whom all have you contacted lately about the ethical, moral, and spiritual whirlpool that is sucking this republic down to disaster?

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Hello there! Theo, Administrative Assistant at CR's Range, here to let you in on a new happening at Circuit Rider's Range -- my boss,CR (alias C. D. Harriger), now has a BLOG! It's been launched at
Musings of a Maverick

So we invite you to come, take a look, and feel free to leave your comments -- don't worry, my boss can handle anything you write, whether it falls into the "Amen!" category or the "##%%@**#%%!!" category -- he's heard all varieties of the latter kind over the years since this site was launched!

Recent additions to the Maverick's Blog include:

  • I May Get Sued Somewhere Down the Road in the Future!
  • United Methodist Bishops Suffer at Times from Lockjaw!
  • Confronting the Gun Issue -- A Modest Proposal!
  • Hypocrisy of the First Magnitude in DC -- AGAIN!
  • Same-Gender Marriage Coming to Pennsylvania? Answer in a Letter!
  • The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Is Opening a Potential Can of Worms!
  • Boy Scouts Send An Inconsistent Message -- Is It OK or Is It Not?
  • W PA Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Sets Another Record!
  • A Shameful Day for Washington DC?
  • Hypocrisy Rears Its Ugly Head During Issue of Gun Violence and Gun Control!
  • Just When We Have Sunk As Low As a Society Can Go, We Manage to Dig Our Pit of Depravity Even Deeper!
  • Another Happening on December 14, 2012 Is Ignored and Vehemently Denied!

Index

An Introduction

It Is Time!

Feature of the Week

"Untempered Mortar" Messages for the 21st Century!

The United Methodist Church caught in the sodomite/lesbian trap!

"Tempered Mortar" Messages for the 21st Century!

Life and Death Issues!

September 11, 2001 - Related to the terrorist attack on the United States

The Ever Popular Subject of Politics!

Christmas Now Under Full Scale Assault Each Year!

Miscellaneous - the ones that may not fit anywhere else!

Some "Iffy" stuff - they don't even fit into the Miscellaneous category!

The United Methodist Church and Homosexuality -- express your thoughts in this survey -- a major issue for the UMC come General Conference 2008!

A Selah Moment!

And a comment about building walls...

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As CR has mentioned or alluded to in other areas of the Range, the two dominant forces of influence in a culture are political and religious in nature. If these are rooted in a value system that is in agreement with Almighty God's standards as clearly revealed in His revelation to us, then the culture will be blessed, prosper, and experience prolonged existence. But on the other hand, as these two dominant forces become corrupted and adopt values that clash with the holy standards as spelled out by a holy God which apply not only personally to each individual but also corporately to the whole culture and its leadership, then God in due time responds to that condition. For an excellent summary of how a culture self destructs, review 2 Chronicles 36:11-21. Notice how the political and religious leadership contributed most significantly to the disaster, but not without God's warnings being sounded faithfully by His prophets for years prior to the devastating judgment!

This area will provide links to articles and news releases that fall into the "untempered mortar" category. They will be posted in this domain in separate areas so you can easily examine them and then return here to look at others as you so choose. This will be an expanding area of links as time moves along. The advantage will be that the articles will be posted separately on a plain page which will shorten download time considerably. But before you start on those, you will see a "Feature of the Week" article, which will be taken from selections posted at Ramblings from the Pen of a Maverick Who Wears a Mickey Mouse Watch!.

However, in addition to the above, there will be articles posted under the subject of "Tempered Mortar" Messages for the 21st Century! These are articles written by persons whose value system is based on and in agreement with God's special revelation to us via the holy Scriptures.

There is a "Life and Death Issues" category which deals with matters related to efforts to protect human life at all stages, beginning with fertilization, as well as the growing trends and acceptance of a "Nazi" type value system which says human life is expendable at all stages based on whatever warped logic we can devise with our twisted thinking!

Unless you were in a coma, or cut off from communications as you explored the South Pole the last few months, you are quick to recognize the date of September 11, 2001 -- so there are a number of subjects that fall into the new category of "September 11, 2001."

And there is a "Political Issues of the Day" as well as a "Miscellaneous" category for some information that may not necessarily fall into any of the above.

Ooops! There is one more -- called the "Iffy" category -- you'll know why when you see some of the subjects. CR just wasn't sure what to do with this stuff, so the "Iffy" category was set up



It Is Time.....!

This week's special

The Creator of this mighty universe has been most generous --
many are the gifts He has made available to us humans --
just one thing wrong -- we are in the habit of trashing them!
see details at Trashing Sacred Gifts -- 21st Century Style!

2013 was quite a year with lots happening all over the world --
it figures that an old geezer would have something to say about it!
Details at Reflections on 2013 by An Old Geezer!

The United States has at times, and continues to be compared
to the ancient Roman Empire -- while certain parallels can be drawn,
a more superior comparison can be made historically -- go to
Comparing the United States to the Ancient Roman Empire?
A Much Better Comparison Is to the Ancient Israelite Kingdom of Judah!

World leaders and other persons of great influence
are in for the greatest surprise of their lives one
of these days, which may be closer than we want to admit!
See details at Message to World Leaders and Others
Who Have Wealth, Power, and Influence: You Cannot Hide and You Cannot Win!

The times of compromise have been upon us for quite a while!
Christians are under constant pressure to give in and not
"rock the boat" in a pluralistic culture such as the U.S!
Details at Living in an Age of Compromise!

We are crossing over the threshold of our 40th year --
it is not an anniversary for which to be proud nor to celebrate!
See why at We Are Crossing Over the Threshold of Our 40th Year...
What Lies Ahead?

Have you heard the term, "fiscal cliff," lately?
That is not the cliff to be worried about --
the real crisis is going over the moral cliff!
Details at The Fiscal Cliff Is Not the Critical Issue --
It Is the Moral Cliff That Is!

There are those who celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ some time ago.
A few of us, due to personal acquaintaince with Him, believe Him to be
God revealed in human form 2,000 years ago and He is very real at the
present time -- suppose a "committee" was set up to confront Him due to
the fact that He is a very controversial individual Who often caused
division and conflict! How might the session go in such a confrontation?
Listen in on Jesus Meets the "Committee!"

It sparks some of the most heated debate ever and some of us
who are considered radical in our faith contribute to that conflict!
Is Jesus Christ the ONLY way of salvation, hope, and entrance to Heaven?
Among theologians, seminary professors, church leaders, and pastors there is conflict -
it is wise to review the issue at The Way -- The Truth -- The Life!

Election 2012 is now over and done --
Some are very disappointed and others greatly rejoicing in outcome --
But there is great news regarding the ugly and corrupt world of politics --
God has something wonderful planned for the future -- hang on for a while!
See Good News! A Day Coming in Which All Politicians
Will Be Removed from Office!

There are questions that many have concerning the death experience...
How about this one? A Speculative Question:
Will they be able to see the ones they conspired to mutilate and murder?

There is a detailed experience of one man and what he saw after his death!

It's about the most assumed experience ever!
Didn't you know? Assuming oneself to be a Christian!
Just WHAT does one do to become a Christian?
Yes, something is required by way of action....
See what at How to Become a Christian
Remember, Christians are born, not people who have a "make-over!"

What are some of the biggest things you have ever thought about?
And has God been somehow a part of those big things considered?
Want to try something interesting by way of a big experience?
Slip over to Getting a Proper Perspective on Life!

May 31, 1889 -- the South Fork Dam above Johnstown PA failed after very heavy
rains hit the area -- the resulting flood caused the loss of over 2,200 lives.
You can see pictures of the remains of the dam in comments under the title
Judgment Is Like An Impending Dam Break...
A Warning Is Sounded, But Is Anybody Listening?

The nails continue to be driven at a furious pace --
Will 2013 be the year the final nail is driven for the United States?
That's not a hammer in your hand is it, or are you following
the example of our president, members of the U. S. Congress and
a very, very large number of United States citizens?
Take a look at Driving the Final Nails!

Most of what you see here and at the blog are
issues of a highly controversial nature and some visitors
may find their blood pressure rising at a rapid rate!
But there is an area where things are very, very different --
it may even cause the corners of your mouth to form a
smile rather than a frown -- why not take a trip over to
Circuit Rider's Humor Hut!

You don't like what is going on in government?
Have you ever written to the president? Why not? How about doing it today?
Address: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC 20500

See what goes out to the present resident of the White House on a regular basis -- look at Letter to President Barack Hussein Obama -- before this one a letter was sent to President Bush every few days: Mr. President, We Need to Get Our Own House in Order First!

Email responses to Circuit Rider's Range arrive regularly expressing sentiments of those who have had exposure to the site -- see A Visit to Circuit Rider's Range -- No One Is Neutral Afterward! -- the result? A hate him or love him relationship!

Unborn Children Brutally
Mutilated & Murdered in USA

since USA started "liberating" Iraq
from the brutality of Saddam Hussein

March 19 2003


Watch this for about 60 to 90 seconds
and see what happens!

For a detailed follow-up, go to The Gaping Hole in Casualty Reporting! -- return links are at bottom of the page to bring you here or to other locations on the Range.


"Untempered Mortar" Messages for the 21st Century!


Jesus Christ is still touching, healing, and transforming sodomites -- see the following:

NOTE: Use return feature on your browser to come back here.


"Tempered Mortar" Messages for the 21st Century!


Life and Death Issues!
Articles/news which relate to life and death issues of the day
and the progressive adoption of a bankrupted value of human life!


September 11, 2001!
Subjects related to the terrorist attack on the United States.


The Ever Popular Subject of Politics!
Political issues of the day


The Assault on Christmas!
Like a fast growing cancer, so are the mounting assaults against Christmas!


Miscellaneous
Articles/news which relate somehow to some issues of the day
yet may not necessarily fit into the above categories.


"Some Iffy Stuff!
Not quite sure what to do with the following articles,
so they are being placed in the "iffy" category!


Express yourself in a survey on The United Methodist Church and Homosexuality -- you have options in your answers!


A Selah Moment!

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Because you have spoken nonsense and envisioned lies, therefore I am indeed against you," says the Lord GOD. "My hand will be against the prophets who envision futility and who divine lies; they shall not be in the assembly of My people, nor be written in the record of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord GOD. Because, indeed, because they have seduced My people, saying, 'Peace!' when there is no peace; and one builds a boundary wall, and they plaster it with untempered mortar; say to those who plaster it with untempered mortar, that it will fall. There will be flooding rain, and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall tear it down.Surely, when the wall has fallen, will it not be said to you, 'Where is the mortar with which you plastered it?'" Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "I will cause a stormy wind to break forth in My fury; and there shall be a flooding rain in My anger, and great hailstones in fury to consume it. So I will break down the wall you have plastered with untempered mortar, and bring it down to the ground, so that its foundation will be uncovered; it will fall, and you shall be consumed in the midst of it. Then you shall know that I am the LORD."
Ezekiel 13:8-14 (NKJV)

"Make a chain...." (Ezekiel 7:23 NKJV)


About Wall Building....
For some who may not have thought through the wall statements as referred to in the prophet Ezekiel there may be a temptation to resort to rhetoric such as "We are not to build walls because that separates us..." and "We are to build bridges, not walls!" etc.

The wall symbols used in Ezekiel obviously are not referring to the issue of separation as applied to people being separated from one another, but rather a culture building a "wall" of security, peace, well-being, hope and all those conditions which are experienced when a united people agree to make the pursuit and accomplishment of God's will and purpose its primary objective! A "wall" built with the "untempered mortar" of defiance, self-centeredness, immorality, dishonesty, greed, and vulgarity is doomed to eventual collapse! Such a wall does in a sense speak of a kind of tragic separation -- a separation from God along with the attending blessings and benefits He bestows upon an obedient people! (For additional information on this issue, examine Isaiah 59)



T O P
"Untempered Mortar" Messages
"Tempered Mortar" Messages
Life & Death Issues
September 11, 2001
The Ever Popular Subject of Politics!
Miscellaneous
The "Iffy" Ones!
A Very Important Selah Moment!

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