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Initiative

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To Educate & Motivate
- not "entertain" -
HIS Character Matters

Human Trafficking & Slavery
Don't Just Happen
(Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23)

Would a "good" God design
"survival of the fittest"
as His WAY?
(Isaiah 65:25)

Canyon
Grand Canyon Expedition
(Thanks Tom & Paula)

Rights - Any discussion about human rights (slavery, oppression) or animal rights (cruelty, abuse) must first address our Creator's rights. He has the right to command how we treat both His people and His animals.

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* * Videos of Animal Friends
- More Pics / Vids -

Responsibilities - Jesus said the root cause of suffering in this world is a distorted view of and/or the rejection of the true WAY of our Creator. (John 8:1-59)

Mistakes - Man's self-serving, misguided, mischaracterizations of God have historically led to personal and cultural conflict, corruption, and collapse.

Hope - Discovering the WHO?, the WHY?, and the "WAY"? of origins is the foundation for true transformation.

Change - Truly lasting change for individuals and cultures must begin at the cornerstone - the Creator of creation.

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"Squirt" the Otter

honeyislandswamp
Honey Island Swamp


"Boatie" - Lizaboa

"Then I looked again
at all the acts of oppression
which were being done
under the sun.
And behold I saw the tears
of the oppressed
and that they had no one
to comfort them;
and on the side
of their oppressors was power,
but they had no one
to comfort them."

Ecclesiastes 4:1

GSI: Good Shepherd Initiative

The Good Shepherd
vs. Oppression/Slavery

- The Joy of Justice -

© Sid Galloway BS, M.Div.
Just an old sheepdog of the Good Shepherd
Genesis 1:1

Communicating conclusions from 100's of PhD scholars (& children)
Supporting the authority of His Word & the consistency of His character

Human Rights? Slavery? Animal Rights? Cruelty?
What about God's right to command compassion for all of His creatures?

Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson

President's Prayer Breakfast Feb 7, 2013
(Diagnosis/Treatment for America's Ills)

carson-prayer
Link below:http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4353213

 

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You and I will soon stand accountable before our Creator,
for what we believe, why we believe it,
and for how we have responded as a result.

(Have you done your homework or is your faith blind?)

"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary
for one people to dissolve the political bands
which have connected them with another
and to assume among the powers of the earth,
the separate and equal station to which
the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them,
a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government,
laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers
in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect
their Safety and Happiness. . . ."
(See the full declaration here)


[Adolf Hitler said] " By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell -- and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed."
(have we not learned from history?)

[Lucifer said] "For God knows that in the day you eat of it,
your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God [gods]."
Genesis 3:5 (note how this deception arises throughout history)

Child abuse takes many forms,
and deception is one of the worst

"See to it that no one takes you captive
through philosophy and empty deception,

according to the tradition of men,
according to the elementary principles of the world,
rather than according to Christ."
Colossians 2:8-9
(see also Matthew 24:11-12; 2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

"Almighty GOD, Who art the Author of liberty and the Champion of the oppressed, hear our prayer. We, the men of Special Forces, acknowledge our dependence upon Thee in the preservation of human freedom. Go with us as we seek to defend the defenseless and to free the enslaved. May we ever remember that our nation, whose motto is "In God We Trust", expects that we shall acquit ourselves with honor, that we may never bring shame upon our faith, our families, or our fellow men. Grant us wisdom from Thy mind, courage from Thine heart, strength from Thine arm, and protection by Thine hand. It is for Thee that we do battle, and to Thee belongs the victor's crown.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever. AMEN
"
Special Forces Prayer

 

* Yes, I understand that in any branch of the armed forces of any country there are some "bad" soldiers, who serve themselves. In contrast, I know many self-sacrificing soldiers and law enforcement officers whose heart motive and mission every day is protect and rescue the weak, vulnerable, and oppressed.

Young Girl in a “cage brothel,” in Bangladesh
Photo by Martin Adler / Panos Pictures
University of Virginia Magazine article on Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery vs. the Joy of Justice
One of God's top priorities in Scripture is His concern for helpless children, who are being abused by predatory people misusing power and authority.  In our "modern" world, more children, women, and men are suffering as slaves today than all of the Africans who were enslaved during the 400 years of trans-Atlantic slavery.  Getting worse in every culture and spreading across all levels of society, even here in America, the philosophical belief in "survival of the fittest" is used to justify this terrible sin. Christians, that means you and I, are the Body of Christ, His feet, voice, and hands to:

- to  rescue, and restore the weak, helpless, and abused
- to punish the predatory power players who prey on them
- to cooperate with our Creator, the GOOD SHEPHERD

Please remember that God's Way is to use yourself to meet the needs of others, but Sin's Way is to use others to get the desires of self.

* Don't forget the HEROES who risk their lives to free the oppressed.

- Soldiers who fight the monsters prowling our world
(Embrace the Spec Ops motto = "De Oppresso Liber")
- Christians & churches who rescue, restore, & protect
- Lawyers who fight legal battles to break bondage
- Counselors who comfort and help restore the broken
- Teachers that equip others for logikos thinking
- NGO's whose focus is on the weak and vulnerable

God's Way is NOT "Survival of the Fittest"
His Way is "De Oppresso Liber"

(To Free the Oppressed)

"If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,”
but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body,
what does it profit?
Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."
James 2:15-17

"But whoever has this world’s goods,
and sees his brother in need,
and shuts up his heart from him,
how does the love of God abide in him?
My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue,
but in deed and in truth."
1 John 3:17-18

Then I looked again at all the acts of oppression
which were being done under the sun.
Behold I saw the tears of the oppressed
and that they had no one to comfort them;
on the side of their oppressors was power,
but they had no one to comfort them.

Ecclesiastes 4:1



As transnational predatory power-players continue to move the world toward global governance, promising peace, unity, and security - remember history.
- "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely",
J. D. Acton, 1887
.
Don't be passive sheeple led to the slaughter. Do your own research, speak the truth in love, and act on behalf of future generations. Failure to act invites "anti-shepherds" to oppress your young lambs (our future generations). Don't wait till it's too late - checkmate could be only a few moves away.
As an OLD sheepdog, my time here on Earth will be relatively short, so it's your turn - students, web readers, & seminar participants. Don't underestimate God's ability to work through you, especially when you feel like a pawn pushed around by predatory power-players. Together, pawns can be the power for God's good in His fallen creation.


 

Little Boys and Little Girls / The Good Shepherd's Lambs

Young Widows / Single-Moms

"A woman sold into slavery at age 7 and a Newark mother who rescued her 15-year-old daughter from forced prostitution said Thursday that a federal law to combat human trafficking is making a difference, but more work is needed.

"'. . . Demand continues unabated, and if anything, it's gotten worse" with the nation's "permissive society" and the ease with which sex can be procured over the Internet, said Smith. He argued there's often only a "threadbare" difference between willing and coerced prostitution when women are beaten or addicted by pimps to drugs, which the pimps can withhold as a means of control. . . ."

"Thousands and thousands of victims like myself are victimized and our voices are not heard," said Rani Hong, who was kidnapped as a child and sold into forced labor in southern India. "I plead with you on behalf of the victims to get us out of our prisons. We're held against our wills."

Hong and Ingrid Hayward, a Newark nurse whose daughter was "pulled into prostitution," spoke about the progress being made against trafficking at a news conference on the State House steps with Rep. Chris Smith, Republican - Robbinsville.

The event marked the 10-year anniversary of passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which Smith sponsored. The law set criminal penalties of up to life in prison for forcing someone to perform sex or labor through violence, fraud or coercion. . . ."

". . . . Hong said that when she was enslaved, the only person she knew was her master, who beat or tortured her when she failed to work. Ultimately, she was beaten to the point where she could not work. She was sold overseas and ended up in the United States.

She now lives in Washington and runs a foundation that advocates for victims. She runs it with her husband, who was once a child soldier in Vietnam. . . . "

[Friday October 30, 2010 article by Washington Correspondent, H. Jackon]

 

See "News You Can Use" for current horrors

* Examples:
-- Sex slave case stirs horrific memories
(Kansas City Star) " For those involved in fighting human trafficking, the new case is further evidence that the crime continues to flourish. “It's huge - only seen the ..."
-- Beverly Hills Largest Human Trafficking Case in US History (Beverly Hills Courier)“... largest human trafficking cases in US history,” Xochitl Hinojosa, a spokesperson for the Department of Justice told the Courier. ..."
--
Four Indicted for Trafficking Young Women and Girls for Sex
(Arizona Reporter) "This indictment paints an all-too-real picture of the human trafficking trade: predation, slavery, and violence leading up to the brutal death of a young ..."

See also related article: "Geopolitical Dangers"

See also recommended Non-GSI AUTHORS on this subject

Cruel is becoming culturally cool

Human trafficking & slavery don't just happen

The WAY of "selfishness" subtly saturates every aspect of society

"The teaching of politics is that the Government, which was set for protection and comfort of all good citizens, becomes the principal obstruction and nuisance with which we have to contend? The cheat and bully and malefactor we meet everywhere is the Government."
Ralph Emerson

"Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;
maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Rescue the weak and needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked."
Psalm 82:3-4

There's something much worse than being an orphan or a widow.
- It's being continually abused & rejected 24/7 as a child with a cruel parent.
- It's being continually abused & rejected 24/7 as a wife with a cruel husband.
- It's being abused 24/7 as a slave with a cruel slave master - yes even today.
(* EXAMPLE: Human Trafficking Booming in America's Capital)
(see - Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act
of 2000)

[Thus says the LORD]
"Is this not the fast which I choose,
To BREAK the CHAINS of wickedness,
To undo the bands of the yoke,
And to let the oppressed go free
And break every yoke?
Isaiah 58:6

"Ten people who speak make more noise
than ten thousand who are silent."
Napoleon Bonaparte

What about slaves who make most of our "stuff"?

"Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria,
       you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy
       and say to your husbands, 'Bring us some drinks!'
The Sovereign LORD has sworn by his holiness:
"The time will surely come when you will be taken away"
Amos 4:1-2

Recommended Book, by International Justice Mission founder and director, Gary Haugen, GOOD NEWS ABOUT INJUSTICE: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World

* CAUTION: This excellent book is endorsed by a wide range of respected individuals, many of whom are biblically sound, such as Dr. Stott (see his FOREWARD quotes below. However, it is also endorsed by others like Tony Campolo and Rob Bell, who have reduced the gospel to mere social action, that is "social justice" without individual "justification". The good news is that Gary Haugen and IJM rightly center their pursuit of justice around the cornerstone of personal justification before God our Creator.

"A book of prophetic and vital significance. Gary Haugen has pioneered in a field where Christians should be at the forefront." ----Philip Yancey, author of What's So Amazing About Grace? and Soul Survivor

** From Dr. John Stott's FOREWARD:
"Gary Haugen's book is a powerful combination of narrative and Scripture, of dramatic storytelling and biblical relfection, of human injustice and the justice of God.

"One moment we are in the Rwandan killing fields, watching with mute horror the genocide of Tutsis, or in the red-light district of a large Asian city whose brothels hold young children captive, while the next moment we are deep in Scripture, exploring the character and will of God. . . . . On the one hand we are introduced to injustice, which always involves the abuse of power, and to the wide range of its victims. . . . On the other hand we are confronted in the Scripture by the true and living God, who loves justice and hates injustice . . . .

First, what sort of God do we believe in? Is he concerned exclusively with individual salvation? Or does he have a social conscience? . . . . To ask ourselves these questions honestly - about God, Christ, human beings and the church - and to answer them biblicallly, as Gary Haugen does, is to expose ourselves to radical challenge and change. . . . We are reminded of God's character, of his purpose to work through his people . . . . my advice to would-be readers is 'Don't!' - unless you are willing to be shocked, challenged, persuaded and transformed." [Emphasis Added]

[Click here for common signs of a victim of Human Trafficking]


Who are the predators in power?
From ideological elitists, to corrupt United Nations and political powerplayers, to international financiers (bankers), to transnational corporate criminal networks, to local employers/CEO's, crooked law enforcement and rogue military, to abusive parents, pedophile priests, schoolyard bullies, and even animal factory farmers and grant greedy researchers who cause unimaginable suffering for thousands of the Good Shepherd's animals
- a culture of cruelty, "survival of fittest", is becoming cool.


Please remember:
Cultures that tolerate or turn a blind eye and a hardened heart to cruel misuse of animals are training (desensitizing) future generations in the further use and abuse of its people.


See also the article: "Your Persecuted Spiritual Family", about the rapidly growing Antisemitism and anti-christianism spreading across the world.


News You Can Use:

- PREDATORY PRIESTS protected by false "Christian" system
* Wolves in shepherds robes abusing vulnerable children.

". . . . D'Arcy, a well-known media figure and commentator, said the findings of the Murphy Report were "absolutely sickening." And he said that when he served on the Council of Priests in Dublin during the 1990s, he never even "heard a hint" of accusations of abuse. "This is not just in the Diocese, this goes right to the top in Rome," he said."

* See the following, excellent discussion by Dr. John MacArthur about the unbiblical "traditions" that have fostered such horrors in the gross misuse of Christ's name, by anti-shepherds.
(Scandal of the Catholic Church)

- Current News on Human Trafficking (Google News Search)
- Global Human Trafficking News Roundup (... Florida is 3rd highest)
- Sex Slaves Often Victimized Twice in War on Human Trafficking

 


Sample Introduction & Power Point Presentation Slides:

"There is a schizophrenic nature in modern politics. A leader is expected to have a religious faith but he is not supposed to let it influence him in his duties. Somehow, the truths that determine everything else about his existence are not allowed to influence how he conducts himself in public life. Not only that, his principles are usually considered so personal that the public is not even allowed to know for certain what they are. This passes for noble statecraft in our time. It was once thought cowardice."
Stephen Mansfield

 

Inherent to every culture and manifested throughout all levels of society, "survival of the fittest" among people leads to predatory abuse of power and systemic slavery, both the insidiously subtle and the grossly blatant. Why?

Is the root etiology of this societal disease merely poor education? Institutions spend billions of dollars trying to teach people that they should get along, love one another, and "be nice". Yet wars, crime, personal violence, human trafficking, government and corporate overlords continue to increase.
* US Gov't, Trafficking in Persons Report 2010
* Interactive Global Map on Human Trafficking
- Too often, politicians only make reports not changes.

 

Hypocrisy Distorts the Image of the True Creator to His Dishonor:

Frederick Douglass, former African-American slave, freedman, renowned statesman, "American Slavery, American Religion, and the Free Church of Scotland" - An Address Delivered in London, England, on May 22, 1846:

"I have found it difficult to speak on this matter without persons coming forward and saying, "Douglass, are you not afraid of injuring the cause of Christ? You do not desire to do so, we know; but are you not undermining religion?" This has been said to me again and again, even since I came to this country, but I cannot be induced to leave off these exposures. "I love the religion of our blessed Savior, I love that religion that comes from above, in the "wisdom of God, which is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. ".

. . . It is because I love this religion that I hate the slave-holding, the woman-whipping, the mind-darkening, the soul-destroying religion that exists in the southern states of America. It is because I regard the one as good, and pure, and holy, that I cannot but regard the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked. Loving the one I must hate the other, holding to the one I must reject the other, and I, therefore, proclaim myself an infidel to the slave-holding religion of America."

"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass": ". . . . In August, 1832, my master attended a Methodist camp-meeting held in the Bay-side, Talbot county, and there experienced religion. I indulged a faint hope that his conversion would lead him to emancipate his slaves, and that, if he did not do this, it would, at any rate, make him more kind and humane. I was disappointed in both these respects. It neither made him to be humane to his slaves, nor to emancipate them. If it had any effect on his character, it made him more cruel and hateful in all his ways; for I believe him to have been a much worse man after his conversion than before."

Christ our Creator vs. Cultural Cruelty

William Wilberforce, possibly the single most powerful influence in stopping the transatlantic, African slave trade, author of REAL CHRISTIANITY:

"Just in time for the release of Amazing Grace, the movie about the life of William Wilberforce, is this edition of his classic book from 1797, Real Christianity, paraphrased in modern language and made more accessible to contemporary readers. This is the book that helped abolish the slave trade in the United Kingdom, and called Christians to live a more authentic life of faith more than 200 years ago. The timeless truths it contains will speak to readers in fresh ways today. Christians who eschew cultural Christianity in favor of a real faith in Christ will find the principles here thought-provoking and applicable. The social justice orientation will appeal to readers of Jim Wallis, Os Guinness, Charles Colson, Shane Claiborne, John Perkins, Bono, and Nancy Pearcy. Readers will also find the book is a good litmus test of the authenticity of their own faith."

 

 

Education vs. Transformation:

Could it be that education, while important, is merely a band aid that cannot heal the real cause of oppression? Is it possible that personal transformation of the heart is necessary for lasting hope and change? Do children have to be taught selfishness or is it already a natural part of who they are?

John (Joseph) Merrick - The "Elephant Man" - a testimony to the beauty of a soul radiating even through the ugliness of a diseased and broken body by the regenerative character of our Creator. If a picture speaks a thousand words, then this video speaks millions.


"Politics is the science of getting more power
than anyone deserves to have."
Kirk Brothers

"One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish a dictatorship."
George Orwell


Racism, Evolution, Survival of the Fittest:

If the origin of our species was chance through mutations, competition, and violent survival of the fittest, then wouldn't racism, eugenics, and genocide be the best "Way" of life?

If God designed the process of "survival of the fittest", wouldn't that reveal Him to be a malevolent monster and not a Good Shepherd? The Good News (the full "Gospel", Greek = euangelion) reveals that God did not design the selfishness, suffering, disease, and violent death that infects His creation today. Our Creator gave free moral choice and man chose to separate from Him and His Way of unselfish love.

Darwin's racist "religious" philosophy:

If Darwin's subtitle "Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life" was not clear enough, please read on and think critically:

Darwin even more graphically, in his book, The Descent of Man, did not simply state an observation. Darwin made morally racist value judgments as logical conclusions from his theory of upward evolution (descent and improvement by competition, suffering and death).

 

 

Darwin's quote above is an example of the evolutionary root that has consistently led to the cultural fruit of racism, eugenics, and even genocide.

 

 

Today, groups like Planned Parenthood (founded by an open proponent of eugenics, Margaret Sanger) continue to distort truth that would set people free, in order to enslave others for personal gain.

* See also this article by Dr. Jerry Bergman on Margaret Sanger & PP:
"Birth control leader Margaret Sanger: Darwinist, racist and eugenicist"

"Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood, the leading organization advocating abortion in the United States today. Darwinism had a profound influence on her thinking, including her conversion to, and active support of, eugenics. She was specifically concerned with reducing the population of the ‘less fit’, including ‘inferior races’ such as ‘Negroes’. One major result of her lifelong work was to support the sexual revolution that has radically changed our society."


The following books are highly recommended as sources of truth about the insidious dangers from "Politically Correct" college campus counseling programs:

Christians, one of the most common slaves for 2,000 years:

Genuine, Christ-following Christians have been enslaved, persecuted, tortured, and killed by pseudo-Christians throughout history. Beware the tendency of anti-Christians to use pseudo-Christian examples to misrepresent "Christianity":

THE PILGRIM CHURCH: Tracing the pathway of the forgotten saints from Pentecost to the Twentieth Century.

"It ought to be obvious to even the casual observer of history that the real story of the church is not the one recorded in secular history. This classic work by E. H. Broadbent demonstrates that the true heart of this amazing drama is not even recorded in church history books.  This is the saga of those intrepid believers, "of whom the world was not worthy", who not only were persecuted by civil authorities, but were denounced, defamed, and decimated by the professing church. Who were the Waldensians? The Lollards? The Stundists? The Anabaptists? These names were given by their enemies to those who claimed only the name of Christ, and who were prepared to suffer for His cause rather than submit to those man-made traditions that they believed contradicted the Word of God. 
Written in an engaging style, the author will thrill your heart with the stories of unknown heroes of the faith. It will spur you on to greater devotion to the Lord Jesus and a deeper concern for His suffering people in many countries today"

 

Women's Rights or Women Betrayed and Enslaved?


UNPROTECTED:
A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness
in Her Profession Endangers Every Student
,
by Miriam Grossman, MD

 


HOOKED:
New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children

by Drs. McIlhaney MD and McKissic Bush MD

 

Women's Rights? Absolutely, but . . .
. . . what about the 500,000 little women killed every year by abortion

Below are links to the reality of abortion. If you are one of those desiring to deny reality then continue to pretend by not using these links:
- The Facts About Abortion Procedures
- Family Research Council on Sanctity of Life
- Pregnancy Resource Center


 

 


Please don't forget.

Human oppression knows no bounds. It extends beyond our misuse and abuse of vulnerable humans to many of our Creator's other nephesh creatures - His nephesh animals about whom He cares - yes every a sparrow.

See the seminar:
God's Animal Compassion

[Jesus said:]
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
"But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
"Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."
Matthew 10:29-31

 

 

They think and they feel . . .

Much more in the seminar . . .

 


Past articles, ppts, and seminars on this subject are being reworked ...

Two Decades writing - 100's of articles - 1,000's of files -Not gone
- The OLD resources are not gone, just retired (archived).

* As I upgrade the site piece by piece, trying to teach myself Dreamweaver CSS :-), some pages could temporarily not work well . .