The propaganda distributors in Nazi Germany were experts in how to create myths surrounding racial accusations. They were specialists in demonization. As the despicable Nazi Joseph Goebbels once said: “if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.”
The pastor said that addressing the sin of homosexuality was “not on his list” until someone asked if they could become a member while being a homosexual, at which point he decided that “silence is not golden.” Subsequently, because the struggle “had a face,” Conrad began to “study and pray,” at which point he began to question the teaching he had since a child, that “homosexuals were sinners.”
(JD Hall – Pulpit & Pen) A Southern Baptist church announced this past Sunday that it would warmly embrace homosexual church members or leaders. Following what Reformation Charlotte calls the logical conclusion of The Gospel Coalition’s promotion of celibate gay Christianity, this church is now embracing practicing gay Christianity. Continue reading
“God’s word is to be fixed “between your eyes,” which is a rich but figurative injunction by God that His words should be “distinctly in view” and carefully attended to by His people at all times…The fact that Jesus later criticized the Pharisees for their extreme literal use of frontlets, or phylacteries, only reinforces the deeper, spiritual importance of putting God’s word in your mind and not as a prideful outward display of your “righteousness” to be seen by men (Matthew 23:5).”
(C.R. Carmichael – Sacred Sandwich) How important is it for the believer to cultivate his or her mind through regular, prayerful study of God’s word? It is supremely important when one is seeking to ward off a deterioration of thought that comes from repeated exposure to the buffeting of the Enemy and the toxic indoctrination of the controlling world mechanisms. This is why Paul taught the Church way back when: Continue reading
The question that needs to be asked is who restored Tullian Tchividjian to ministry after he was very publicly defrocked? As JD Hall points out: “Certainly, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church has not restored Tchividjian. His former pastor, Kevin Labby, has not restored Tchividjian. GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) has not restored Tchividjian. The Presbyterian Church of America has not restored Tchividjian. The PCA’s South Florida Presbytery has not restored Tchividjian. So how on Earth did Tchividjian get restored?”
Once a pastor/shepherd is defrocked for committing an egregious sin against God, he is unqualified to lead, or in Tchividjian’s case “unfit for Christian ministry”….unless you happen to be the grandson of Billy Graham, and have an ego roughly the size of the Grand Canyon. Continue reading
“Audiences think the queens are great performers first and foremost, with an interesting way of playing with gender, identity and sexuality. Through drag they can be fierce, sexual, wild, and they can express their ideas… For the audience to see a performer playing with gender, some people can feel uncomfortable because they don’t see people with Down Syndrome as sexual beings or someone who is connected to gender of sexual desire.”
(Pulpit & Pen) This must be an all-time cultural low. We are now encouraging those with special needs to imitate the sexual provocations of deluded same-sex impersonators—and calling it “art.” Continue reading
“For Rebecca McLaughlin, the New Testament works as a Critical Race Theory / Intersectionality / Liberation Theology manifesto. In the world of Critical Race Theory, the world is divided into identity groups at war in a zero-sum game. For one group to be lifted up, another must be pulled down.”
(Pulpit & Pen) The ERLC has published an article on Jesus and women written by a lesbian Critical Race Theory / Intersectionality advocate. What could possibly go wrong here?
(Heather Clark – Christian News Network) Some parents have expressed objection after a middle school teacher in California issued a “gender unicorn” handout to students on the first day of school to explain why he goes by the prefix “Mx.” rather than “Mr.”
Luis Davila Alvarado teaches science at Denair Middle School. Last week, he gave students a worksheet that features an image of a unicorn along with sections such as “gender identity,” gender expression” “sexually attracted to” and “emotionally attracted to.” The document comes from Trans Student Educational Resources. Continue reading
“It is time for the church to rediscover the preeminence of the Word. And to value the teaching of the Word. We need to value truth over feeling. Truth over emotion. And what we are seeing now is the result of the church raising up influencers who did not supremely value truth who have led a generation who also do not believe in the supremacy of truth. And now those disavowed leaders are proudly still leading and influencing boldly AWAY from the truth.”
(Julie Roys) John Cooper, the lead singer for the band Skillet, posted a stunning response on Facebook yesterday to the recent public renunciations of Christianity by Joshua Harris and then Hillsong songwriter, Marty Sampson. (Sampson has since slightly walked back his initial statement after Dr. Michael Brown posted an open letter challenging Sampson’s assertions.) Below is Cooper’s entire statement, which was also published at Cogent Christianity. I’m reposting it here because it’s so good and so important, I want to make sure everyone who follows this blog sees it. Thank you, John Cooper, for saying what few have the insight or courage to say. God bless you, brother! Continue reading
“Public schools aren’t just undermining parents with the curriculum. When children “decide” they “might” be transgender, parents better not object, or else they will be treated as a threat to their own children’s well-being.”
(Brent Bozell – Townhall) Public schools are reopening for business across America, meaning it’s time to get back to reading, writing, arithmetic … and revolution.
As usual in matters such as these, California is leading the way. Continue reading
“The definition of effeminacy (transgenderism) is wrapped up in the concept of men acting like women and women acting like men, contrary to their sex. Little girls still like to play with dolls and teacups. Little boys like to run and hit things. This is God’s created and cosmic order. Effeminacy reverses God’s created order.”
(Larry E. Ball – The Aquila Report) In the discussion of the homosexual movement in our culture, and also in the corresponding debate in evangelical churches, including the PCA, there is another missing link in this whole discussion…. Continue reading
Intersectionality assumes a kind of ungodly partiality that Christians are consistently warned away from in Scripture. We are not to judge a person based on their appearance, social strata, income, background, or ethnicity. Intersectionality insists that we can only understand ourselves and others through making judgments regarding ethnicity, background, income, social strata, and appearance. Intersectionality swaps out the idea of original sin for privilege, making all those with “privilege” the source of societal ills.
(Summer Jaeger – Founders Ministries) Sometimes we think of the early feminists as though they were just sweet little ladies who wanted more legal rights…. Continue reading
“Williamson is a crackpot, but her crackpottery fills the broken china closets of the Democrats. She got this far because the upper echelons of the Dems don’t believe in God, but do believe in crazy.”
(Daniel Greenfield – Frontpage Magazine) How did Marianne Williamson, the author of 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever, and other stuff you might see on the bottom layer of a garage sale, end up on the 2020 debate stage?
The obvious answer is that she’s been there for a very long time. Continue reading
“Parents and parental authority have always been a thorn in the side of totalitarian movements. Therefore, dismantling parental authority is one of the primary goals of the left, of which LGBTQ organizations are a major component.”
(Dennis Prager – PJ Media) Virtually every week, there seems to be another issue that preoccupies the country. But while our attention is focused on President Donald Trump, Google, Charlottesville, Russia, impeachment, Jeffrey Epstein, the next elections, racism, a trade war with China, the #MeToo movement or something else, LGBTQ organizations are quietly going about their work dismantling ethical norms, making a mockery of education, ruining innocent people’s lives and destroying children’s innocence. If you think this is overstated, here are some examples: Continue reading
(JD Hall – Pulpit & Pen) The God-given instinct to separate from the opposite sex to shower, perform bodily functions and change clothes is being stripped away from students in Minnesota and Illinois.
Last week, Minnesota district judge Jenny Walker Jasper upheld a female gender-diluted student’s lawsuit against Anoka-Hennepin School for refusing her permission to undress with the guys and called for an “immediate resolution” to end trans discrimination…. Continue reading
“Notice how Marty Sampson’s Instagram statement of unbelief imports the exact “true to me right now” sentiments Hillsong’s music has taught our churches to sing about what they believe for years. Their music style mimics the spirit of the age: truth is subjective, the message is vague and malleable, and feelings are the alpha and omega.”
(JD Hall – Pulpit & Pen) Marty Sampson has become a mirror of his god for all on Instagram to observe: blind, groping, and dumb.
The songwriter for the ‘Christian’ band Hillsong, recently announced his hardened disbelief on Instagram. Sampson’s song lyrics have been broadcasting his rejection of the true and living God found in the Bible for years, but gullible Evangelicals have shut their eyes and swayed to the music. Now Sampson speaks his apostasy clearly enough for even the most starry-eyed among us to get it. Continue reading
“Apostasy — which comes from the Greek word apostasia (“ἀποστασία”) which literally means in the context of Scripture, departure — or falling away. In other words, it refers to those who have professed Christ, especially for a long time, and then have renounced their faith.”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) Trends in Christendom seem to come and go like different style haircuts. It’s like every time you turn around, you see some “new way” of doing Christianity or some “new doctrine” that hasn’t been around that promises to change the way we think about Church. Continue reading
“So Allberry, Butterfield, and Perry’s popularity comes largely because straight Christians like to hear them talk about how they dealt with their homosexuality. It makes straight Christians feel tolerant for giving them platforms. Straight Christians imagine that gay people will respond positively to their message and will not reject the Christian position on sexuality as hateful.”
(Robert Oscar Lopez – Americans for Truth) To be loving does not mean to be gullible. Jesus Christ mentions that we will come across dishonest people, especially among those who have prestige (or are seeking it). We should love people, but that does not mean we should let them take advantage of us. Or fool us. Or trick us. Continue reading
“Crusius worried about many things, if the manifesto is any indication. He certainly worried about immigration, but also about automation. About job losses. About a universal basic income. Oil drilling. Urban sprawl. Watersheds. Plastic waste. Paper waste. A blue Texas. College debt. Recycling. Healthcare. Sustainability. And more. Large portions of the manifesto simply could not be more un-Trumpian.”
(Byron York – Washington Times) The manifesto written by accused El Paso mass killer Patrick Crusius is the basis for the argument that the shootings were inspired by President Trump. Media commentators, Democratic presidential candidates, and all types of Trump critics have made that case in the days since the murders. Continue reading
While it comes as no surprise that two of Evangelicalism’s most compromised public speakers would, once again, compromise the gospel for the sake of “social justice” advancement, one must ask the sincere question, “is Jackie Hill Perry — or any of these compromised professors of Christ — still good for the world?”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) In May, Arlington, VA hosted the annual event, Wilberforce Weekend, which paraded a number of social justice warriors from a myriad of denominations across the stage for the sole purpose of advancing the secular cause of social justice in the name of Christianity…. Continue reading
“Back in October of 2018, she boasted to fellow MSNBC Host Chris Matthews that she had once encouraged Jeb Bush to punch then-candidate Trump in the face: “I said, ‘I think you should’ve punched him in the face, and then gotten out of the race. You would’ve been a hero.’”
(Bill D’Agastino – News Busters) Nicolle Wallace, the strident Never Trumper who hosts MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, recently came under fire for alleging on national television that President Trump was “talking about exterminating Latinos.” For many conservatives, that backlash — which died down somewhat once Wallace issued a terse apology (albeit only on Twitter) — was their first exposure to Wallace and her vitriolic coverage of this administration. Continue reading
The problem is, The Gospel Coalition isn’t really about the gospel — it’s about other things, like social justice, egalitarianism, LGBTQ activism, open borders and mass illegal immigration, theological liberalism, self-advancement, etc. The Gospel Coalition merely cloaks these causes in Christian-themed language, slaps the phrase “gospel-centered” on it, and brings aboard anyone who is willing to advance their cause — or at least act as a cloak for the gospel while The Gospel Coalition advances their own cause.
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) In the wake of Joshua Harris’ apostasy — the Purity Culture pastor who divorced his wife, denounced Christianity, and embraced homosexuality — many people are wondering just exactly what went wrong. The apostasy follows a string of The Gospel Coalition contributors who have either been disqualified or have completely turned from their faith altogether. Continue reading
(Pulpit & Pen) Are you looking for a way to teach your kids how to loathe their own nation, despise their own ethnicity, lament their privilege, and detest the wealth and prosperity of their parents? Look no further, because Woke Homeschooling now has a curriculum to indoctrinate your kids on what’s wrong with America and how to topple Western Civilization in the name of political correctness. Continue reading
“In CRT, being “black” means one’s identification with oppression (much of this is from the work of James Cone who founded Black Liberation Theology and went so far as to say Jesus was black because he identified with the oppressed). In this sense, one can be “black” even if they do not have dark skin or African or Islander ancestry, so long as they identify themselves with an oppressed people group.”
(JD Hall – Pulpit & Pen) As Christian institutions like Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are promoting Critical Race Theory, many believers are confused as to what the doctrine is or why it’s dangerous…. Continue reading
American evangelical church life is ad hoc, which is a fancy Latin way of saying that they make it up as they go along. They do whatever seems expedient and practical. American evangelical Christianity is less governed by the Scriptures as understood by the historic Christian church and more governed by secular models of “success.”
(R. Scott Clark – Abounding Grace) Yet another evangelical personality has announced that not only are he and his wife separating—this after he wrote a widely-read book on dating and courtship—but he has grave doubts about the truth of Christianity and he is intent on starting a podcast to share those doubts with the world…. Continue reading
(Victor Garcia – Fox News) Fox News’ Laura Ingraham took on Democrats Tuesday night for what she said is an attempt to capitalize politically on the shooting massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio last weekend, and said she would not allow “the left” to divide Americans and distract from real solutions to real problems. Continue reading