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Summary: There is an abiding love to comfort us as the righteous fight the good fight, on the battlefield of faith.

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Christ Is An Abiding Love

by

Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (10/29/2013)

“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love” (John 15:10, King James Version, KJV [Christ promiseth Comforter]).

Greetings in the Name of Jesus,

My brothers and sisters, do you know there is an abiding love? Christ Jesus is an abiding love. Do you hear the children of the light crying? Why do they cry when they are the children of the light? They continuously say, “Tell ...”

I ask you, do you want me to tell the United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia not to say “the blacks” in discussion of the benefits of The United States of America 14th Amendment? Are you black or not? Or, is it that he said, “the blacks” that blatantly sounded offensively racism? Perhaps, in all fairness, he should mention, “the whites”, “the browns”, “the yellows” and “the reds”; all of them a rather lethal grouping in combination as they are lethal in grouping singularly.

Do you want me to tell you of the whole of America's rise on the backs of “the blacks” and tell you of the whole of America's fall out of the greed of oppression? In the words of a deep south apostle in southwest Georgia, “Many of you did not just start to be low-down, dirty, and nasty” (personal communication, 2013). Sometimes what is--amounted to the whole of nothing or nothing out of the whole, for the oppressed peoples from all the groups. In particular, you should know by now how “the blacks” spoken of so generously by Supreme Court Justice Scalia must share with all the other minorities (men, women, and children) and white women, in what some call the oppressed of America. Yes, the white man stands alone, primarily evidenced in payroll by what the white man takes home for pay and what those in the oppressed group takes home for pay. Yes, the white man stands alone, secondarily evidenced in privileges by considerations especially in economic hardship. There is the old cliché' when white America has a cold, black America has pneumonia. This interpretation altered by public opinion, the times we live in and personal preference might not always be evident. One fact remained that no one wanted to be singled out; not ever, so we generalize until we pass out in disgust of the status quo.

The United States14th Amendment states, “Rights Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection”(Amendment XIV of the United States Constitution, 1866;1868). However, someone is crying, do you hear them saying, “Tell ...” Do you want me to tell Justice Scalia the true intent of the 14th Amendment was not about anchor babies, those who interpreted the 14th Amendment to gain citizenship for their families through birthright in America? Sensibly, sooner than later, the babies do come but to purposely decide to come to America to birth children in order to anchor citizenship, if not at that time then later, for “the blacks” who are the original unwilling immigrants, just does not sit well or does it? Is it the anchoring of babies for citizenship in America via the 14th Amendment that is so disturbing or solely Justice Scalia's use of the words, “the blacks” that is the outrage?


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