Need to read articles you may have missed this week. Plus, Most Popular, Past Popular and a few Truth memes.
TUESDAY 9/26 Continue reading
Need to read articles you may have missed this week. Plus, Most Popular, Past Popular and a few Truth memes.
TUESDAY 9/26 Continue reading
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; 9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.11 Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:8-12 (NKJV)
This era of the Church is one of extreme deception due to compromise with the standards and focus of the world. Separation between the Church and the world is not being kept. Instead, the holy barrier between the two has been breached as false prophets have welcomed in not only the world and its ways into their churches. Not only that, but they have also embraced the mysticism of the Eastern religions…. Continue reading
“This war against the body lies at the heart of so much of our modern politics. It connects to the sexual politics that deny that human genitals are to be used in some ways and not in others. It connects to gender politics that see the significance traditionally ascribed to sexed bodies as an oppressive social construct….”
(Carl R. Trueman – First Things) Given the chaotic and volatile nature of our culture, what should the church focus on in her teaching? This is one of the pressing questions of our day. The answer, of course, is “the whole counsel of God.” That is true but also somewhat glib. Do peculiar times not call for specific emphases in our teaching?… Continue reading
“If the Biden administration really cared about “gun violence,” it would propose harsh mandatory prison sentences for anyone who possesses a firearm in the commission of a crime. Five years first offense, ten years second. That’s in addition to punishment for the criminal act being committed by the gun-wielder.”
(Bill O’Reilly) Fresh off her tremendous success discovering the “root causes” and solutions to the border crisis, President Biden has appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to run the new White House office on gun violence prevention—another splendid decision by Joe. Continue reading
“Musk did not say exactly when he was set to visit the border, but many jumped onto his posts to agree wholeheartedly with the X CEO’s ideas on the border debacle.”
(Warner Todd Huston – The Western Journal) Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is apparently fed up with the dangerous border crisis that Joe Biden has created and has now agreed with those who say that America needs to build a border wall to act as a serious deterrent to illegal immigration. Continue reading
“So, to present a God who winks at sin or accommodates it in any form is not just an innocent mishap or a benign deviation from the truth, it’s a blasphemous misrepresentation of who God is.”
(The Dissenter) “The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire.” —Jonathan Edwards
This quote, from Edwards’ Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, is one of the most well-known in American history and is emblematic of the Puritan emphasis on the holiness and justice of God, and the peril that sinners face in His presence…. Continue reading
“Doubtless this unsanitary foolery was cooked-up by ivory-tower village idiots who still want Hillary Clinton to be president (but I digress, I think). Heaven only knows how they raise their own children, if they have any. Most of them don’t have the sense God gave an ashtray. You’ll find scads of ‘em at any teachers’ college.”
(Lee Duigon – News With Views) Sometimes incredibly stupid societal innovations are sown as seeds without our noticing. They put down roots in schools, movie and TV scripts, and in commentary by “experts” whom most of us have never read.
And next thing you know, an asinine idea is all over the place like kudzu; and it’s probably too late to cut it back. Continue reading
“Here is the same message The Nation seems to have just discovered on one of their sociological safaris to the American Heartland. Christians think sex belongs in marriage and that all life, even unborn life, should be protected and celebrated….”
(Colin J. Smothers) In C. S. Lewis’s The Pilgrim’s Regress, John the protagonist finds himself in Eschropolis (“Ugly City” in Greek), where the boys look like girls and the girls look like boys, and everyone acts obscenely in their avantgarde rejection of puritanism. Scandalized by what he encounters, John objects, only to be shouted down by one of the residents: “We have got over humanitarianism!” “And prudery!” shouts another. Funny, these impulses. Two peas in a pod. Continue reading
“Are we okay with supporting and promoting a ministry where leaders make such blasphemous and outlandish claims about divine encounters tied to social media popularity? It’s time to draw the line in the sand—if you’re church plays Bethel music, it’s time to leave.”
(The Dissenter) Cory Asbury, a Bethel-affiliated “worship” artist, recently took to Instagram to make claims that leave one questioning not just his theology but his grip on reality. According to Asbury, hitting the milestone of 500 thousand followers on Instagram was not just a social media triumph but a prophetic and divine appointment…. Continue reading
“The President had knowledge of many of his family’s business dealings, and indeed participated in them by having phone calls and attending private dinners—including while he was Vice President…”
(John Solomon – Just the News) The three House chairmen leading the impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden told fellow lawmakers Wednesday night that the president’s family collected at least $15 million in foreign funds and that there is evidence the Justice Department “obstructed” federal agents from pursuing evidence leading to the White House. Continue reading
17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and pitiable and poor and blind and naked. Revelation 3:17 (LSB)
Self-Righteousness: the attempt to meet God’s standards based upon one’s own merits.
A thorough study of our Lord’s earthly ministry reveals with certainty the following truth. Our Lord was merciful in every instance to those who were broken, humbled, and spiritually helpless before Him. On the other hand, the proud, the self-righteous, and the self-sufficient He rebuked and shunned, which is thematically summarized for us by James our Lord’s brother in his epistle. Continue reading
(John Solomon – Just the News) resident Joe Biden’s brother told the FBI the first family – including Hunter Biden – tried unsuccessfully to help a Chinese company buy U.S. energy assets and did so believing the firm’s leader was tied directly to Communist Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to explosive new documents made public Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.
James Biden told the FBI in an interview last year about efforts by him and Hunter Biden to help the CEFC energy firm in China buy a liquid natural gas facility on Monkey Island off the coast of Louisiana…. Continue reading
“The only reason there’s this debate about LGBTQ+-affirming churches is that the Rainbow Mafia demands acquiescence and will take nothing less. These days, we can’t simply love gay people for who they are; we must celebrate their lifestyles if we are to be in good standing with the Pride Mob.”
(Chris Queen – PJ Media) You can’t escape the Pride Mob these days, and it looks like your church won’t be able to escape it either. This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to us, but a group at Oxford University in the UK has begun rating churches in the area based on their capitulation to the heresy of the LGBTQ movement. Continue reading
“One of the most profound misunderstandings is the charge that cessationists “put God in a box,” claiming that He no longer heals or performs miracles. This is a gross misrepresentation. God, in His omnipotence and sovereignty, is free to act in whatever manner He chooses. The difference lies not in God’s capability but in the methods He has chosen to employ to carry out His divine purposes.”
(The Dissenter) Criticism of the doctrine of cessationism is hardly a novel phenomenon coming from the charismatic wing of professing Christendom. Yet in recent years, a concerning shift has become increasingly evident…. Continue reading
“But when you wind up in an election where the two top ballot initiatives, are one, encouraging people to kill their own kids, and two, encouraging their kids to do drugs — who’s benefiting here?”
(Katherine Hamilton – Breitbart) Tucker Carlson called out the Left’s relentless push to end the lives of the unborn in a recent address to Christians, contending that the issue of abortion is not a “political debate” but a “spiritual battle.”
The Center for Christian Virtue hosted Tucker Carlson for its gala in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 21…. Continue reading
“It boils down to two concepts diametrically opposed to each other. One is the concept of Christ, a blood-bought salvation, living in eternal relationship with a loving, caring God. That concept is in opposition to another called merchandising.”
(Barry Bowen – Trinity Foundation) Church music has become big business.
Ultimate Guitar reports that almost $600 million is spent annually on audio equipment and instruments for performing church music.”
Churches have become one of the most common venues for hearing live music. Continue reading
“Sadly, Keller did not follow Jesus’ example. Early in his article, “Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople”, Keller described the opposition between creationists and evolutionists, specifically identifying professing believers and unbelievers who, like the rich, young ruler, doubt God.”
(Tom Hill) “…when the Son (Jesus) cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18.8)
Jesus never accepted unbelief! He challenged His own to believe fully; indeed, He often rebuked His disciples for their unbelief: Continue reading
“Why aren’t most Americans getting that view? Because, according to Carlson, the establishment media is profoundly corporate and wholly uninterested in presenting it.”
(C. Douglas Golden – The Western Journal) Are we watching the global order that took shape after World War II — the so-called “Pax Americana,” with the United States as the dominant global political, military and economic power — “collapsing in real time?” That’s what former Fox News host Tucker Carlson thinks. Continue reading
13 Who has encompassed the Spirit of Yahweh, Or as His counselor has informed Him? Isaiah 40:13 (LSB)
When we observe Christian leaders operate according to the world’s standards and methods with pastors taking on roles other than shepherd of the sheep then responding to righteous criticism with further deception, what we are actually witnessing are professing Christians not walking within the wisdom that is available to all true believers via the Mind of Christ. This same situation is seen in all who have been sucked into the “Innovation Cult” as well…. Continue reading
“So who is Mike Kelsey? You may remember from a few years ago when we reported that Kelsey said in a podcast that he wanted to “torch all white people” because they weren’t woke like him.”
(The Dissenter) Men like David Platt—who spend the majority of their time in ivory towers barking commands at the rest of the Church to “stop being racist” while urging them to give up their own “positions of power” to people of color—have a really hard time wrapping their heads around why the common person is fed up with the woke movement and want nothing to do with it. Growing increasingly frustrated as David Platt himself pushes cultural Marxism from his own pulpit, it doesn’t dawn on Platt that these people are simply fed up with the unbiblical nonsense. Continue reading
(Kevin Downey JR. – PJ Media) For just over two and a half years, Joe Biden and/or his puppet masters (see Barack Obama, Susan Price, Klaus Schwab, etc.) have been successfully driving the United States to destruction. The plan took a four-year detour when President Trump was at the helm. Now, thanks to what many believe was a stolen election, the plan to enslave our comfy pants-clad bottoms is back on.
The commies began the operation decades ago. As Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov warned, the college professors and civil rights leaders indoctrinated — or as Bezmenov calls it, demoralized — generations of Americans and convinced them to hate their nation and, frequently, themselves…. Continue reading
(Mary Dowling – Independent Sentinel) COVID is becoming so mild that its symptoms now look like the common cold. The most common symptoms of the virus are now sore throat, sneezing, or congestion — the same as RSV, asthma, or a pollen allergy.
The reason is because most Americans are now immune.
In the early stages of the pandemic, COVID-19 had very distinct symptoms, such as a dry cough and a loss of taste or smell. However, the new variants are more infectious but less deadly. As a result, the symptoms of COVID-19 are now more similar to those of other respiratory illnesses. Continue reading
(John Solomon – Just the News) An FBI supervisor has corroborated key aspects of two IRS whistleblowers’ testimony alleging that federal prosecutors slow-walked Hunter Biden’s criminal probe and declined last year to bring tax charges in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., according to an interview transcript reviewed by Just the News.
The female FBI supervisor, whose name the Justice Department asked be kept private in the transcript, was interviewed recently by the House Judiciary Committee, and she chronicled her interactions with IRS agents Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler and Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, the lead prosecutor in the Hunter Biden probe. Continue reading
1 Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to walk worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3 (LSB)
Our Pastor is preaching through Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. I am really enjoying it. Today, his sermon focused on the fact that Paul wrote this Epistle along with his Epistle to the Colossians from prison in Rome. When I wrote the manuscript for my book Complete in Christ back in 2021, I was amazed at how often I ran into passages in Colossians that my source material referenced back to Ephesians. Continue reading
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