"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
8 Things That Get on My Last Nerves
As I grow older I notice that there are a few things that really get on my last nerves and I really need God to help me deal with these things:
Liberalism: It is the “everything goes” mentality, it is the denial of any absolutes, it is the promotion of the victim mentality, the exaltation of the entailments, it is using past injustices to justify present mediocrity, etc. It is bad for America and it is bad for the world.
Racism: The arrogance of some thinking that they are better than others. It comes from white to black, from black to white, from Latinos to Black, from black to Latinos, from the folk in the south to the folks in the west, from the folks from this family to the folks of this other family and vice versa and etc. It is all-ridiculous to me.
Denominations in churches and styles in Martial Arts: I see similar arrogance in both; the ones that think that their denomination carries the Gospel Truth and the ones that believe that their styles are the best.
Church services that purposely look the same Sunday after Sunday: The God in the Bible is exciting, why are we not allowing that God to be manifested in our lives and in our coming together.
People that worship our Founder Fathers and totally ignore their hypocrisy as it refers to their treatment of slaves: I love this country and respect our history, but to ignore our founders hypocrisy is as bad as folks that continue to use slavery as an excuse to not excel in society.
Our liberal press and the power they have to mess up somebody’s image: The press can make you look stupid or smart; good or evil, innocent or guilty. That kind of power combined with many uninformed people, make up a tragic combination.
Looking at Political Conservatism and Christianity as being the same: Being a conservative does not make you or me a Christian. Conservatism or our constitution is not the answers for our problems. God and His principles given to us through His Word are the only answers and hope for our nation.
The greed of Capitalism: Even as I enjoy our freedom and been alive in the land of opportunities, there is a greed that comes out of capitalism in an ideology that promotes long hours of work that completely minimizes the importance of prayer and quality time with the family.
An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director.
While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog.
In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.
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