NOT GOOD! Uruguay Calls Out Albuquerque in Travel Warning to U.S.

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 Well, I guess this was bound to happen….I do not know of this happening before, a foreign country advising against travel to  American Cities! Also making the travel warning list are Baltimore and Detroit KOB TV REPORT

From April of 2019:

Safewise reports:

Big cities and safety have more in common than you might think. Metro counties and cities with populations between 250,000 and 500,000 showed the biggest drop in violent crime between 2016 and 2017—and cities with one million or more residents had the next-biggest decline.

But it’s not all good news. We’ve also broken down the most dangerous metro areas, where violent crime rates are nearly four times higher than the national average.

  • Albuquerque moved up from 12th place last year to take the eighth spot on the most dangerous list.
  • Story Here
  • My post from this past week…..
  • What is Albuquerque to do?I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26I said to our mail carrier Kris that I pray the post office shuts down for at least a day to honor the life Jose “Pepe” Hernandez. Albuquerque needs to pause and reflect on the hell that has broken loose in the city. We need to pause and repent for our sins of killing babies in the city for years through abortion. We need to repent of all sins. We need to seek the face of Jesus. There is no end in sight to this evil at this time, Satan is having a hay day in Albuquerque.The Feds take over the case of the murder of Jose ABQ Journal Report

    My post from yesterday:

    At this time we are in mourning for the family of Jose “Pepe” Hernandez. Jose, a long-time mail carrier was shot to death by a teenager in Albuquerque this week.

    Why is the World full of evil?

    “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts” Eph 4: 17, 18.

    The Scriptures call the mind of the natural man “blinded” 2 Cor. 4:4, “depraved” Romans 1:28, “corrupt” 1 Tim. 6:5, and “unspiritual” Col. 2:18. The natural mind thinks from a humanistic, sin-debased viewpoint. The viewpoint of the flesh directs its thoughts. The sinful mind is under the control of Satan and can never please God because it concentrates on things of the world and not things of the Spirit. The natural mind walks the road of hopelessness and self-destruction.

    Read below the report on teenage violence in Albuquerque.

    KOB TV Report

    Teen arrested in the murder of Jose……

    2019 is turning out to be a year of extreme violence in Albuquerque! The City is unsafe. Crime does not have a zip code, even VIOLENT CRIME!

    We are in prayer over this horrific tragedy. We mourn for the Hernandez family, friends and co-workers.

    The teen faces an open count of murder in the death of 47-year-old Jose Hernandez, a longtime mail carrier.

    ABQ Journal Report

    Tribune Content Agency

    What does the nature of sin mean?

    Apr 25, 2019

    From the writings of the Rev. Billy GrahamQ: What does the nature of sin mean? — S.N.A: The notion of sin and the nature of sin have been debated from the beginning of time, and that debate continues today. Sin presents itself in the mind, manifests itself in word and deed, and is hidden in the heart of everyone. It will overtake the man and women who refuse to believe it will conquer them.The Bible says that the whole world is a prisoner of sin. Sin has crippled human nature, but God has provided the cure. There is no sin that the blood of Jesus Christ cannot cleanse. And that’s good news indeed for a culture that still doesn’t know what to do with sin.

    All the distress, bitterness, heartache, shame and tragedy can be summed up in the three-letter word: Sin. Its meaning — to fall short of God’s standard and to do contrary to God’s law — has an impact on every soul and overflows the boundaries of the human heart.

    The world’s system claims that the notion of sin is old-fashioned. People “in” the world prove that claim erroneous. A national newspaper quoted a sociologist who admitted, “Secular people still believe there’s sin, judgment and punishment.” Sin is definitely “in” and it is “in” every single heart that beats.

    Talking about sin does not make someone a sinner. The truth is that everyone is born in sin. While some may not think of themselves as sinners, God does. He hears every word we utter; He knows the hidden things. The Bible says that God “knows the secrets of the heart” (Psalm 44:21). But He loves sinners more than we love sin. There is no greater love than what Jesus offers every person ever born.

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    (This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

    (c)2019 BILLY GRAHAM DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

A Calling for a National Week of Mourning…….

I have been praying that a call for a ‘week of mourning’ in the United States would be called by our leaders….I have heard nothing. National Day of Mourning? I had a wise woman tell me, “Men have forgotten how to cry.”

We need to mourn, weep, repent, to reflect on our sins as a nation, we need to seek the face of Jesus and ask for forgiveness.

Have we become so numb here in America, so out of touch with God, that we cannot weep and mourn?

Are we going to let politics define who we are? Are we going to be defined by God? Are we going to become once again a Godly nation? Are we going to continue our path into darkness?

I feel so sad that many in the Body of Christ feel that politics is the way out of this darkness in America, many Pastors are doing the same! Politics is not the answer, GOD is the answer. GOD rules over everything! It is foolish behavior to put politics over GOD! One of the main reasons we are a morally corrupt nation, is politics. Politicians are not GOD, they spew ‘nothing noise’ 24/7.

Mark my word, if we as a nation continue to politicize everything, we are done.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:4

Are these shootings just another expected tragedy every month in America? Is it becoming a part of the everyday life here?

Are these massacres becoming part of the fabric of America?

New Mexico Lowers Flags

Last night as we prayed after our doubleheader, the man praying from the other team pleaded, “Lord help us, we have become such a corrupt nation, help us.”

Amen to that!

Kelly Snelgrove posted this today at FGGAM:

The law of the LORD is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
    giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is pure,
    enduring forever.
The decrees of the LORD are firm,
    and all of them are righteous.

They are more precious than gold,
    than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
    than honey from the honeycomb.
By them your servant is warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 19:7-11

In many more ways than one, this tragedy has touched many lives here in New Mexico and all over the world. I have many friends from El Paso, or who have lived there.

We just got news of a lovely lady from Santa Fe, NM that was killed in the El Paso shootings. ABQ Journal Story

This is an excellent post by Dr. Jim Denison:

: Hateful ideology and biblical truth

August 6, 2019  |  READ TIME: 6 minutes
In The Daily Article today:

  • Two reminders that we are a nation of immigrants
  • The ideology behind many recent shootings
  • How to serve a “dark-skinned, Jewish savior” today
The event is one of the most iconic in history.The 1936 Olympic Games are being held in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler intends them to be a showcase of Aryan supremacy. But a black man from America named Jesse Owens defeats Germany’s athletes and Hitler’s racism, winning four gold medals. One of them is for the 200-meter dash, which he won eighty-three years ago yesterday.In related news, Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed as our nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice ten years ago today.

I wanted to start today’s Daily Article with these reminders that America is a multicultural, multiracial nation of immigrants and their descendants. We might think such a reminder would be unnecessary, given our nation’s clear history. But this is no longer the case.

How the shooter justified murder

Twenty minutes before shots rang out last Saturday in El Paso, Texas, a four-page manifesto was posted online. So as to deny them further publicity, I will neither name the alleged murderer nor link to that document.

But I can tell you that authorities now believe the El Paso shooter posted the document. It begins: “In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” The writer adds, “I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.”

He believes that economic and political forces are conspiring against Americans and claims, “If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.” Frighteningly, his document ends: “Many people think that the fight for America is already lost. They couldn’t be more wrong. This is just the beginning of the fight for America and Europe. I am honored to head the fight to reclaim my country from destruction.”

“The Great Replacement”

No idea exists in a vacuum. The El Paso murderer states that reading “The Great Replacement” motivated his attack. This phrase is both a book and an ideology.

Renaud Camus (no relation to Albert Camus) is a French novelist, travel essayist, and author of more than one hundred books. He wrote The Great Replacement in 2012, arguing that native “white” Europeans are being reverse-colonized by black and brown immigrants.

“The great replacement is very simple,” he explains: “You have one people, and in the space of a generation you have a different people.” Camus believes that all Western countries are faced with varying degrees of “ethnic and civilizational substitution.”

Hateful ideas lead to hateful atrocities

According to journalist Melissa Rossi, Camus’ claim has gained wide currency through popular speakers and websites. It has also been identified with the hateful ideology of white supremacists and white nationalists.

Demographers note that “Great Replacement” ideologues greatly distort the facts regarding immigration, ethnicity, and sociology. For instance, Pew Research Center estimates the number of Muslims in Europe to be less than 5 percent. Even using the highest estimates for migration rates, the report predicted the number of Muslims in Europe in 2050 to be around 14 percent.

Nonetheless, this horrific ideology has inspired numerous atrocities in recent years.

Brenton Tarrant, accused of killing fifty-one people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last March, explained his actions in a seventy-four-page manifesto he titled, “The Great Replacement.” He labeled Muslims “an obvious, visible and large group of invaders, from a culture with higher fertility rates.”

Authorities also believe that the “Great Replacement” concept motivated the synagogue shooter who killed eleven people in Pittsburgh last October; the Poway, California, synagogue shooter who killed one and injured three; and Dylann Roof, who gunned down nine African-Americans in Charleston. Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh owned a novel based on its ideas. Anders Breivik, who killed seventy-seven people in Norway in 2011, claimed that he did so “in defense of my culture and my people.”

Christians worship “a dark-skinned, Jewish savior”

The El Paso shooter and other mass murderers see immigrants as a threat to our nation, culture, and way of life. Christians should view them in a completely opposite way.

Theologian Ed Stetzer: “Racism, white nationalism, and white supremacy all make no sense if you are a Christian. Christians literally worship a dark-skinned, Jewish savior from the Middle East. Not only is racism sinful, it is remarkably stupid for anyone who identifies as a Christian.”

Adam Greenway, the new president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, tweeted: “I want to be clear that we condemn in the strongest possible form any and all ideologies of racial/ethnic superiority/inferiority that fuel the kind of hate evidently motivating the #ElPaso shooter to commit such a horrific act of violence in our state.”

Drs. Stetzer and Greenway are absolutely right. The Bible is clear: “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him” (Exodus 22:21); “You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself” (Leviticus 19:34). The way we treat the “stranger” is the way we treat Jesus (Matthew 25:38, 40).

Seeing people as our Father sees them

Rather than seeing immigrants as a threat to our way of life, let’s lead them to the One who is “the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). Let’s see their migration to the West as a missional opportunity for the gospel.

And let’s start where we are, with those we know. If we will see every person we meet today as a divine appointment and gospel opportunity, we’ll see them as our Father sees them. If we’ll share God’s word and love with them, we may see them again one day in “a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” (Revelation 7:9).

On that day, we who are “sojourners and exiles” in this world (1 Peter 2:11) will finally be home (Philippians 3:20).

Whom will you bring with you?

NOTE: With God’s help, hope can arise in the midst of any tragedy.

We recently published a heartbreaking yet inspiring story about choosing life in the face of inevitable pain.

I hope you’ll take time to read and share it today.

The origin of Abel Speaks, a DFW-based nonprofit that exists to support families who have chosen to carry a child with a life-limiting diagnosis, is also a model for how Christians like you can change the culture and bless our world through your work.

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July 19, 2019 Report:

Albuquerque crime rate continues to drop……..which does not mean much to many who have been and will be victims of crime in the City. Murder and violent crime are still at a very disturbing rate.

It is good news for all of us that live in Albuquerque that crime is on a downward trend. But as Police Chief Mike Geier duly noted, there is lots of work that remains to be done. I love this Chief, he seems genuine and very honest.

ABQ Journal Report

What we do need is leaders in this state to stop their drinking and behaving badly and thinking they are above the law! Remember Governor Martinez’s pizza party????? State Senator Richard Martinez is one who appears to think he is above the law after being arrested for drunk driving! We need role models!

Video of Senator Richard Martinez pleading with Police

This makes the push to legalize marijuana by the Governor even more serious, we cannot have pot heads stoned to the hills driving in this state, drunk driving is enough of a big problem in New Mexico! Another thing that bothers me greatly is that Martinez seems not to care about the people injured in the accident! ENOUGH NEW MEXICO! If you want to be a great state…act like one!

We are praying for Senator Martinez and those involved in the accident.

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