OKLAHOMA CITY — A former missionary from Oklahoma convicted of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya was sentenced Monday to 40 years in a federal prison.
U.S. District Judge David L. Russell handed down the sentence to Matthew Lane Durham, 21, who had faced up to 30 years on each of four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places. He also ordered Durham, of Edmond, to pay restitution of $15,863. Read more
Missionary work has a Scriptural basis, but unfortunately it may be weaponized. You should always question why someone wants to help you, but will not help those in ones own country or family. Always look for patterns of behavior and follow the logic. Would you take care of someones else’s kids before your own? Would you make sure the kid down the block is fed and neglect your kids?
So why would someone leave their country to help others in another country. When they have starving children in the one they left? Does that fit the logic test or is there something sinister underneath?
The Christian is instructed by God to live a life free of unnecessary distractions and one that is filled with loving Him and others created in God’s image. The Christian is instructed to pray for his enemies and do good to them that use them and to turn the ungodly over to the Lord for judgment. God will repay the wicked for their godless deeds and any injustice they practice in oppressing others because of advantage.
On the outset it will look like God has failed the Christian and they were the fools who trusted Him. It will look like the wicked are wise and they are getting away with murder and injustice. It will look like the best decision a Christian can make is to do away with loving others and receiving hate and pick up some of the world’s ways of handling situations. It will appear that Christians are hopeless.
Jesus appeared hopeless when he went to the cross and surrendered his life to mankind. It looked like the leader of Christianity would suffer and die for nothing. His followers scattered and He cried. Three days later he rose from the dead with all power in His hand and a glorified body. He had the keys of hell in his hands and fire in His eyes. Death could not hold him. His oppressors were unable to stop Him from taking the throne and spreading His gospel through the Holy Spirit. His message in the book of Revelation is to hold on to the faith. To keep it close. To not fear death that is promised to some through martyrdom. So that we can mimic the resurrection, when we take our final breathe.
As the world becomes colder, receiving valuable recognition will not come without a high cost. People will use and abuse you for pennies of recognition. Some will even go through dangerous lengths to seek praises from others and their lives will be filled with taking on multiply identities to received that inner validation. You should not require recognition from others. You should not have to drive an expensive car, expensive clothing, purses, or jewelry to receive recognition. As a believer in Jesus Christ, your validation and recognition should come from Jesus.
This is not to say that you deny awards or not smile if you receive a trophy, but these man made tools of recognition should not rule you. Your identity should be solely found in Jesus Christ, as you have died and become a new creature destined for a new heaven & earth. Your old needs should die and behold all things should become new. This means new forms of recognition gleaned from walking in obedience to the wisdom of Jesus Christ. You should glory in God. You should glean all of your recognition from Jesus.
If you feel sad about not receiving recognition from others, it is time you draw near unto God the author and finisher of your faith. When the time comes for extreme persecution you will need to know how to draw everything you need from Jesus.
The Nevada woman whose American Red Cross director boyfriend killed her, their son, their dog and then himself was due to leave him, her mother has revealed.
The bodies of Dr John Lunetta, 40, his girlfriend Karen Jackson, 35, their son John Jr, who would have turned one-year-old Wednesday, and the family’s dog were discovered Monday night in their Las Vegas home. Read more
This story looks like an open and closed case of a boyfriend enraged over a cheating girlfriend (wife type, they were shacking). Jackson’s pictures with black men and barely nothing on triggered Lunetta’s rage and the thought of another man raising his son was too much to bear. Jealousy is the rage of a man.
People take extra risks when they do things that clearly break trust and extend the exclusivity that a relationship among a man and female should be.
White Supremacist Sean Urbanski charged with first-degree murder
The chief of the university police said Sunday the suspect, a white University of Maryland student, is a member of a racist Facebook group. An FBI official said the federal agency will assist with the investigation.
The victim, identified by police Sunday as Richard Collins III, was due to graduate from Bowie State University this week. The Calvert County man had completed ROTC in college and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army on Thursday, according to school officials and a family spokesman. He was 23.
Police have charged Sean Christoper Urbanski, 22, of Severna Park with first-degree murder in the attack. He was being held without bail.
These white males are radicalized by twitter people like @547George, #altright hashtags and the stormfront website. When these white males & females suck down negative after negative images of non-white people, namely black, it creates a hate that must be acted upon with violence. This is the white version of Jihad. Kill innocent successful black men by any means necessary. White supremacy is their religion and more and more of them are serving the white god with more fervency.
Black parents should be make sure their children are covered with prayer and given knowledge about these cells that are growing in number across the United States.
Richard Collins III