This video pretty much sums up my thoughts on the GOP presidential candidates. So without further adieu… According to the video description, this video is by Jerry McGlothlin, CEO of Special Guests, Inc. Special Guests, established in 1986, is a leading supplier of expert guests to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and other popular talk shows.
There is a tremendous amount of controversy in our country today about “social justice.” This terms sounds like something that everyone should support, but it is in fact nothing but a socialist agenda. America was founded on the Biblical principle of equality before the law. “Social justice,” which is a Marxist concept, relies on the principle of equality of outcome. These two philosophies are at odds with one another, and produce very different results.
Your immediate response may be, “What does Christianity have to do with economics?” In response, I would say: everything, if you think of economics as the system and means of production and exchange whereby people meet their own and each other’s essential needs. What qualifies Christianity to speak on economics? Simply put, to properly understand economics, you must begin with a proper understanding of man.
If you’ve been relying on evolutionists and the evolutionist-dominated institutions of education and media for your information, you may not be aware that the theory of evolution is contradicted by science. But when you consider several of the critical assumptions of evolution theory that must be true in order for evolution to be true, and realize that they are not supported by science, it quickly becomes apparent that evolution is not a scientifically viable or logical theory.
How did we get the different races of humans? Are they even races at all, but different skin tones of the same race? Did these different groups of humans come from the same human origin, or did they evolve separately? Is there really little difference between animals some “races” of humans? Are some races inherently more advanced than others? Watch this video for some answers.
You’ve probably heard the parable of the stewards and the talents from the Bible. But you may not have considered it in light of the American economic system, and the way in which we have come to punish success in this country. If we want to continue enjoying God’s blessings on our country, shouldn’t we be doing things the way she says instead of directly the opposite?
Apparently one patron did not appreciate the words of scripture being prominently displayed, nor the presence of Christian leaflets on some of the tables. Police were notified about the “insulting and homophobic” material and they, the constables, had been dispatched to set the matter straight (pardon the pun).
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It’s funny to watch liberals make fools of themselves as they try to make fools of conservatives. We got a chance to do that yesterday at a Rick Perry campaign stop in New Hampshire where a brave liberal woman sent her child to ask Perry questions about “science” and creation. Since we know how liberals sneer and look down their noses at anything the Bible has to say, we undoubtedly know this little exercise was engineered to make Perry look like a drooling Neanderthal in public.
It seems necessary to address why and even if Christians should be involved in redeeming society and culture. There are many who deride such activity as being a diversion from the “real” work of the church, which in their minds is nothing more than articulating the personal plan of salvation (or “gospel,” very narrowly understood). However, I would counter by saying that such a distinction is more accurately rooted in pagan dualism than scripture. Platonism divides reality into two spheres: the material and the nonmaterial—with the nonmaterial, or spiritual, being superior. This classical Greek view offers a completely unbiblical understanding of reality.
The Origins 2011 creation conference is coming to Rapid City this month! The three-day event will be held July 28-30 at South Canyon Baptist Church in Rapid City, South Dakota. Origins 2011 will feature 10 scientists and educators from creation-affirming colleges and ministries. These individuals will be presenting cutting-edge research in creation science and education. Presentations will be made the evenings of July 28 and 29, and all day July 30.
As we begin this Holy Week there is no other issue, no other thought more demanding of our attention than that of the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. On these facts—and most especially the resurrection—rest the whole Christian faith, mission, and message. I pray you take time to stop and reflect throughout this week—be reminded of your first love and his kingdom, which you are to seek first as you press into this world bearing witness to the glorious power of the resurrection!
We’ve all heard it said for at least a couple of decades now that the divorce rate among Christians is as bad as the divorce rate among non-Christians–about 50%. But USA Today featured an article last week about University of Connecticut sociologist Bradley Wright who went through the General Social Survey, an extensive demographic study done by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. What he found was a considerable difference from the popular claim.
The idea that Christians are to bring healing into the world—the restoration of people and the reformation of systems that hinder them—seems reasonable enough (in thought, anyway). It is certainly biblical. Reality, however, is another story. The moment one ventures out into the world—either physically or through the lens of the media—you will no doubt be thrown back by the overwhelming suffering, injustice, and evil that frequently seems to rule the day.
Ideas and principles seldom come into being spontaneously with no previous or external influence. The same is true of the principles that birthed the United States and founded our government. Where did these principles come from? Did they come from the same origin as the French Revolution? The Bolshevik Revolution? No, they came from several sources, but mostly they came from the Bible.
If “all the Law” hangs on loving God and loving others, then to love God is to obey him and to obey him is to love others. But what does it really mean to love others? Should you walk down the street hugging everyone you meet saying, “I love you”? Should loving others be accompanied by feelings of affection? Are these feelings essential to loving others and if absent does this mean you’re not being loving?
Socrates was famous for arguing that in order to be wise, one must know oneself. When the ancient philosopher Thales of Miletus was asked what was the most difficult thing to know, he answered, “Thyself.” Calvin argued that one could not truly know God without knowing oneself and that one couldn’t truly know oneself without knowing God. So why do we find it so hard to truly know ourselves?
This is the “mystery” of the kingdom to which Jesus referred. God’s kingdom is at work among men in two different stages. The world has yet to see the coming of God’s kingdom in its full and final power, but the mystery—the new revelation announced by Jesus—is that God’s kingdom has come to work among men but in an unexpected way. Perhaps the best way to understand the goal of the kingdom and why Jesus came to earth is to recall what sin has ruined.
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The church is better understood as an outpost of God’s kingdom come into the world, and it is from there that we go into the world bringing the blessings of God’s righteousness, peace, justice, and love—light penetrating the kingdom of darkness! This is the good news of the kingdom—hope for the world and those who repent. This tangible demonstration of life and reality brought under the reign of God is far more essential to sharing the good news than personal evangelism.
While many Christians have been engaged for years in standing up for innocent human life, many churches have been completely silent on the sin of abortion…and some have joined the Enemy. While picketing abortion clinics may be a good idea, might it be more productive to picket in front of pro-abortion churches, to let the world know where their allegiance rally lies?
When I say that the majority of Christians have embraced and teach a truncated version of the gospel, this in no way suggests that those who do so are false or unfaithful Christians. Neither does this suggest that they are biblically ignorant or insincere in their desire to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Lord. The fact is, most of us were raised on this truncated and privatized version of the gospel. We have taught it and lovingly shared it with others, and many of us received salvation upon hearing these simple words. It is, as are we, a product of the times in which we live.
In the late Nineteenth Century a certain pessimism gained traction in American Christianity. In a very practical sense, the church would no longer prepare itself for redemptive occupation of the world as Christ commanded but would instead condemn the world as a sinking ship in need of evacuation. Tragically, this pessimism toward the world would become the prevailing evangelical position in America until just recently.
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God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled [...]