Forests For Oregon
People for wise and faithful stewardship of God's creation
"Forests For Oregon" will educate and encourage all people and specifically the people of God's church to understand stewardship of God's creation and creation care as good, acceptable, and appropriate. From the Bible, the written words of God it reads: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." --Genesis 1:1. And "Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a third day." --Genesis 1:11-13 (See Addendum for additional supporting Bible passages). While educating and encouraging people to understand stewardship of God’s creation and creation care is good, acceptable, and appropriate it is most important to always bear in mind and not lose sight of guiding others in making peace with God.
"Who is Jesus Christ to you?" Eternal consequences make this the most compelling question of all time, and of which we must never lose focus.
"Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God." --Romans 5:1-2
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." --Hebrews 11:1
"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." --Hebrews 11:6
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” --John 3:16-18
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” --John 14:6
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father andthe Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." --Matthew 28:19-20
Glorification and worship of God as it relates wise and faithful stewardship of His creation and creation care is the theological and doctrinal basis of "Forests For Oregon."
At the dawn of the 21st century, the United States of America is living through a period of unprecedented godlessness, corruption, violence, social unrest, economic chaos and general uncertainty. Earth worship, tree worship, and creature worship have led many to debase human existence into unhealthy environmentalism; a symptom of godlessness.
Worship of the creature, as in worship of Mother Earth and worship of trees, is not of God. Worship of Mother Earth and worship of trees is a deliberate deception and successful tool of mass destruction for Lucifer, keeping many people in bondage and slavery to sin. As this understanding is revealed through education and the people of God's church, intense spiritual warfare will result and is expected. Accordingly, much prayer, along with the need to always be on guard, and to "armor-up" with Ephesians 6:10-18 (the Amor of God) is a daily necessity.
"Forests For Oregon" in a nutshell, acknowledges the concept that the U.S. Federal Government controls and manages 53% of Oregon's public lands and that's not the way it should be. This 53% is one of the highest percentages of U.S. Federal Government involvement in "control" and "management" of state lands west of the Mississippi River. Government's control and management today embodies earth worship and tree worship rooted within federal government agencies like the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), USGS (U.S. Geological Survey), DOE (Department of Energy), US Department of the Interior, BLM (Bureau of Land Management), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), USFS (US Forest Service), and USDA (US Department of Agriculture), etc.
The 1954 Johnson Amendment to the Internal Revenue Code . . .
The current administration, in May 2017, directed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) through Executive Order 13798 to limit its enforcement of religious organizations engaged in political campaigns. We believe the current administration favors a full repeal of the 1954 Johnson Amendment to the Internal Revenue Code. The result of full repeal would eliminate the threat of IRS removal of tax exempt status for churches that participate in political activities. The current prevailing political sentiment favors church involvement in "Forests For Oregon." Church participation in education, stewardship of God's creation and wise creation care is very timely and an untapped absolutely formidable force. (Source: Executive Order 13798: http://tinyurl.com/y7zesbzf -- en.m.wikisource.org )
We believe the audience for this fundamental "Forests For Oregon" document is those that want to understand what "Forests For Oregon" is all about, what is the basis for participation, and why is this worthy of my time. Therefore the audience is general and broad; the loving people that make-up God's church.
We also believe this "Forests For Oregon" theological and doctrinal document should be meant to persuade, encourage, guide, enlighten, and convince people that faithful stewardship of God's creation and creation care is good, appropriate, and important. And we must be intentional about our faithful stewardship; as in be bold, courageous, share, and act.
This undertaking is a God-size endeavor that will have incredible and life-changing impact as the loving people of God's church interact with others; believers and nonbelievers alike. If "Forests For Oregon" ignites a revival, let us hope and pray it becomes a wildfire of epic proportion!