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    One of the earliest Cowboys was a character in the Scriptures called Abram, later named Abraham (meaning father of a great multitude). "He was called the Friend of YAHUWAH." James 2:23. Scripture states that "Abram was very rich in cattle." Gen. 13:2. Jacob, later called Israel, after wrestling all night with YAHUSHUA was also a shepherd and cowboy, while working with Laban for Leah and Rachael. His 12 sons Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Yahudah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Yahuseph and Benyamin. They were all shepherds and cowboys.

    This was a trade where you had to be out in the country, which helps folks to come in contact with nature and thus natures Creator.

    Texas is famous for its cattle drives, where Cowboys herded cattle up the Chisholm Trail to Dodge City and the Shawnee Trail to Kansas city, where bulls and cattle were put on trains and shipped to Chicago and various parts of America. In view of this, throughout America steak houses are often called "Texas Steak-house" or "Lone Star Steakhouse". Back in those days cattle were somewhat healthy to eat. Of course you would be healthy too if you walked all the way to Kansas City and ate grass along the way. But, today, the cattle are diseased. Because of greedsters and protein supplements (ground up sheep and cow bones) and other factors etc. are causing mad cow disease, you'll probably be sure to get cancer or some disease if you eat them today. But the cow was the economy of Texas, like the lamb/ram was to Israel.

    Back in the 1990's when I lived in Texas an article came out in the Southwestern Record [a publication of the Seventh-day Adventist Church] that attributed the success of the Dallas Cowboys winning two Super Bowls back to back because of a special diet that coach Jimmy Johnson put them. Evidently he did some research. That special diet consisted of SOY BEANS as their source of protein instead of flesh from dead animals.

    A vegetarian diet gave them an advantage, as a team they were more in tune with each other, higher alertness, less animal passions, and best of all longer endurance.

    A lion (a meat eater) would fall on his face in the first hour if you hooked him up to the plow. But an ox or steer (a vegetarian) can plow all day long. Amazing!

    Cowboys are known for their toughness. One of the reasons was simply bouncing up and down in the saddle, which stimulates the lymphatic system, and kept them from getting sick. if you get sick try jumping up and down on a small trampoline, you'll feel better.

    However, few have realized that Cowboys were anti-Roman Catholic. They didn't care much for the phoniness, and pretension. Cowboys generally believed in the Creator, but their religious knowledge wasn't what you would call scholarly. They simply read the Scriptures for themselves without some priest telling them what it meant (a thing the Catholic church doesn't like, and had William Tyndale killed for giving it to the common people). But the Bible that Cowboys carried was not the Catholic Douay, but the Protestant Bible, the King James Version. They simply searched the Scriptures and depended on the Holy Spirit to give them a right understanding.

    Samuel Houston studied law at Nashville. Do you suppose he ever studied the laws of Scripture? Of course he did!

   Sam Houston (called the Raven by the Cherokee), in his departmental orders from Nacodoches, October 8, 1835, said: "Our only ambition is the attainment of rational liberty - the freedom of religious opinions (a thing Rome hates) and just laws. To acquire these blessings we solemnly pledge our persons, our property, and our lives." Texas &Texans II, p. 135

    Austin and Archer together wrote to Colonel T. D. Owing of the United States infantry:

    "Our cause is that of Liberty, Religious toleration and Freedom of Conscience against Usurpation, Despotism, and the Unnatural and Unholy Monopolies of the Church of Rome." The Texas Colonists & Religion 1821-1836 p.90, 91

    The Texas Cowboys were only carrying out the principles of the Reformation! Martin Luther stated:

    "If you reject it (popery), you must expect to incur every kind of danger, even to lose your lives, but it is far better to be exposed to such perils in this world than to keep silence! So long as I live, I will denounce to my brethren the sore and the plague of Babylon for fear that many who are not with us should fall back like the rest into the bottomless pit." History of the Reformation of the 16th Century Vol.15 p.208



    In 1987 when the pope came to San Antonio, Texas, big fancy display like towers were raised. A big wind came up and blew them down. It was a grand scene to see it fall. One TV announcer stated: "It was an act of God." (poor fellow, probably lost his job).

    Texas is an Indian word that came from Tejanos meaning friend or friendly That's why Cowboys especially like the song "What a Friend We Have in Yahushua."

    During the period when Seventh-day Adventists developed the understanding of the Investigative Judgment, Texans were inspired with a song. I don't think it was intended to be sacrilegious, but a participant in the belief.

      The eyes of Texas are upon you, all the live long day

      The eyes of Texas are upon you, you cannot get away

      Do not think you can escape them, at night or early in the morn

      The eyes of Texas are upon you, till Gabriel blows his horn

     The eyes of our Friend Yahushua are Angels (see Revelation 5).

    As Cowboys herded cattle they probably pondered Psalm 23 at some point and considered they were not shepherds, but cowherds and read the chapter with a little different slant. "YAHUWAH is my Cowboy I shall not want... He leadeth me to green pastures." Etc. And truly He is!







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