Friday, April 11, 2014

IOWA - FIRST IN THE NATION





COGITO ERGO SUM

Hear we are almost two years away from a Presidential election and the news reporters are already starting to talk about Iowa.   As far as the Democratic Party is concerned I don’t understand why they don’t just blow off Iowa and not show.  

Iowa is one of those mid-western states that live in a time warp.   If you were unfortunate enough to sit through the movie Nebraska, then you have an understanding of the culture in Iowa.   This is a culture that views all non-white people who live in cities and coastal areas with suspicion and distrust.  They are corn fed farmers and people that support the farming industry that don’t understand a multi-cultural society and don’t want to understand.   They are Christians by inheritance and critical by culture. 



Policies don’t matter to the Corn Belt voters – their minds are made up.   Education doesn't matter; because, like throughout the deep south, you can have graduated from high school and even a university and still be scientific and culturally illiterate.  

Doesn't mean they are bad people - just entrenched in mid-twentieth century culture. 

Just my opinion
the Ol'Buzzard

12 comments:

  1. I actually loved the movie, but that doesn't mean I want to live there.

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  2. IS BAPTISM AN OUTWARD SIGN? YES!

    Is water baptism an outward sign of an inward grace? Yes, in order to accept God's free gift of salvation men must be immersed in water.

    Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    The outward sign is the immersion in water. The inward grace is the forgiveness of sins we receive by following the command of Jesus to be baptized in water. There is no inward grace granted until men are immersed in water baptism. Baptism is not a sign that we have already been saved. Baptism is a sign that believers in Christ are being saved.

    1 Peter 3:20-21 ....safely through the water. 21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you---not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience---through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

    The outward sign is water baptism. The inward grace is that baptism saves through an appeal to God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If men do not confess Jesus as Lord and Savior, believe that He is the Son of God and believe that God raised Him from the dead, and make the commitment to turn from sin and turn to God, then, of course your baptism will not save you. Baptism is the final step before receiving forgiveness of sins. Water baptism is the point that the blood of Jesus washes away your sins.

    Colossians 2:12-13 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your transgression and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,

    The outward sign is being buried with Jesus in the watery grave of baptism. The inward grace is being made spiritually alive with Christ, having our transgressions forgiven. We are dead in our transgression before we are buried with Christ in water baptism. We are made alive and have our transgressions forgiven after baptism, not before.

    Galatians 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

    The outward sign is water baptism. The inward grace is being clothed with Christ. You are not baptized into Christ because you have already been clothed with Christ. The clothing does not precede, being baptized into Christ.

    Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

    The outward sign is water baptism. The inward grace of salvation follows believing and being baptized in water.

    THERE ARE TWO OUTWARD SIGNS

    1. CONFESSION: Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

    The outward sign is confession. The inward grace is salvation.

    2. WATER IMMERSION: Mark 16:16....has been baptized shall be saved...

    The outward sign is baptism. The inward grace is salvation.

    IS WATER BAPTISM AN OUTWARD SIGN OF AN INWARD GRACE? YES, BUT WITHOUT THE OUTWARD SIGN OF BAPTISM NO INWARD GRACE OCCURS.


    What must I do to be saved? FAITH John 3:16 REPENTANCE Acts 2:38 CONFESSION Romans 10:9-10 BAPTISM Mark 16:16

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  3. Huhh? Whahhh? I confess that I am a godless heathen and water is something that is an outward sign which manifests itself when I drink too much beer. You don't wanna go there.

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  4. Hey, I did live in Nebraska. I'd go back. I loved our house in Omaha, thought our racially diverse neighborhood was great, and I loved going out to the Sandhills and the Niobrara River. Those people on the eastern shore of the Missouri, however. . . I'm willing to believe they're all a bunch of corn-fed yahoos.

    Hadn't planned to see the movie, but maybe I'll add it to the Netflix queue after all.

    BTW, that's one of the longest pieces of spam up there in the comments thread I've seen in quite a while.

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    1. You've have nothing left but your bible when your brain shuts down.
      O'B

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  5. that state all of the south including my beloved Texas and Kansas and Iowa should just shut the doors of their borders and let the sane people go and they just do what they want..batshit I tell you ..totally batshit. if Texas did that I would gladly move to Canada. I'm tired of fighting the assholes.

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    1. some people are sanity in the south and you are proof. Stay sane.
      O'B

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  6. I ran out of money when I got to Iowa back in '74. It took me two years to save up enough to leave. They are definitely a little different down there.

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  7. I had thought about commenting on the phrase you used in this post: COGITO ERGO SUM. In '69 I was stationed at Otis AFB, MA. In '90 I was back at Otis ANGB, MA working as a civilian on a government contract. I saw that phrase written at the top of the wall of the hanger I worked in. It was written every few feet all around the building. First thought someone had a ton of time on their hands and the second was "What a radical idea to have on a military instillation."

    But now seeing the spamm you got in this comment thread I think it would more radical to put that phrase in a church!!

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  8. The Steve Finnell spamming pestilence has a reputation for this kind of crap. Sanctimonious bastard that he is, he's done the same with my blog, and others I've followed.

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