“There is no United States of America — at least as it was designed and as we have known it — without natural law. In place of the internal restraints on antisocial behavior provided by widespread religious belief, the Left instead argues — always — for the growth of government to rein in the chaos created by their own encouragement of license. We need only look at our cities to see what this has wrought.”
(Laura Hollis – The Patriot Post) In a paroxysm of panic about Americans’ rejection of the Biden administration’s policies of open borders, rampant crime, runaway inflation and profligate spending on foreign wars, the Left has decided that the real cause of the widespread dissatisfaction and demand for policies that place Americans first is “Christian nationalism.” Continue reading
(Matt Margolis – PJ Media) During his testimony in the impeachment inquiry, James Biden admitted that a Chinese government-linked company, CEFC China Energy, funded a $40,000 check that went to Joe Biden in 2017.
James Biden claimed that he did not believe that CEFC China Energy was under the control of the CCP. He clarified, stating, “I just misspoke” about a previous statement he made during a 2022 IRS interview…. Continue reading
The famous Atheist apologist Richard Dawkins is correct when he says, “The evangelical Christians have really got it right in seeing evolution as the enemy. Whereas the more sophisticated theologians are quite happy to live with evolution are deluded – I think the evangelicals have got it right in that there really is a deep incompatibility between evolution and Christianity.”
(Jim McCarthy – Gospel Reformation) As a freshman biology major, I needed no convincing of the Theory of Evolution. Raised on the Discovery Channel and Bill Nye the Science Guy, I’d been an Evolution evangelist for years. But by the end of my first year in college, I rejected the Theory I once loved. My grounds were scientific in nature. Continue reading
1 Simeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have received the same kind of faith as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the full knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the full knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:1-11 (LSB) Read verses 4-11 on the site.
After God dragged me from my former Arminian doctrinal beliefs into the truth of Reformed Theology, my assurance of my salvation did not suffer at all. In fact, it deepened as the profundity of our salvation by grace and justification by faith became apparent to me. I no longer had a fractured or nebulous picture of God’s eternal plan. Continue reading
“Apparently, our generation prefers being praised as “virtuous” and “caring.” So it leaves the next generation to be smeared as “cruel” and “unfair” when it is forced to cut federal entitlements and bloated government or face civilizational collapse.”
(Victor Davis Hanson – American Greatness) We can bear neither our diseases nor their remedies.”
So shrugged the ancient historian Livy (59 B.C.- A.D. 17) of the long decline of Roman national character that, in his age, finally ended the Roman Republic. Continue reading
1 Simeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have received the same kind of faith as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the full knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the full knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 4 For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 2 Peter 1:1-4 (LSB)
When I was relatively young in my faith, I discovered 2 Peter Chapter 1. I was going through a period of learning about what it meant to be a disciple of my Lord Jesus Christ. I desperately wanted to avoid being simply a religious Christian. When I studied this passage, it looked like some very great promises to believers if they would apply what Peter was talking about…. Continue reading
“This moral compromise does not merely lead individuals astray—it erodes the very foundations of the church, remaking it from a guardian of light and truth in a dark world into a mirror of the world’s own quagmire of sin and despair. The call to holiness, a defining mark of the Christian’s life, is overshadowed by a pursuit of personal happiness and cultural approval, betraying the gospel and the One who called us to follow Him, no matter the cost.”
(The Dissenter) In the verdant beauty of Eden, where humanity first walked with God, the serpent’s whisper, “Did God really say…?” marked the inception of humanity’s tragic fall. This ancient deception mirrors a modern crisis, as the world, and the vast majority of the professing Church, reels under the seduction of false teachers…. Continue reading
“What progressives are pitching with the green agenda today is anything but progress, and their prescriptions to maintain political power are sillier and deadlier than ever. But that doesn’t stop young people, being tutored in the modern-day temples that we call universities, from offering their absolute devotion to this green doomsday cult.”
(William Sullivan – American Thinker) “At their Monday night poker game in hell,” writes Mark Steyn, “I’ll bet Stalin, Hitler, and Mao are kicking themselves. ‘It’s about leaving a better planet for our children?’ Why didn’t we think of that?”
These three evil socialists of yesteryear would certainly be green with envy at the way today’s green socialists have convinced millions of citizens to willingly surrender their liberty to the State. Continue reading
“The Chosen portrays Jesus as teaching bad theology unironically as some sort of banger to promote the show’s theatrical release. This is just the latest issue with an otherwise problematic show.”
(Ray Fava – Evangelical Darb Web) The Chosen’s fourth season is underway with an incremental theatrical release. So despite affirming homosexuality on their set and in their promotional material, The Chosen nevertheless remains a pervasive force in Christianity, as The Shack was many years ago.
Our series reviews thus far have highlighted The Chosen’s seeker-friendly approach to adapting the Bible…. Continue reading
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man, though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only this, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. Romans 5:6-11 (LSB)
Much of the apostasy we are witnessing in our time is rooted in a history of generations of ministries in which preachers, because they feared men more than God, preached in such a way that they talked about God or they talked about His Word rather than actually preaching what God’s Word says…. Continue reading
“Public safety is visibly spiraling downward: migrants beating cops in Times Square; migrants running prostitution rings; migrants on mopeds robbing pedestrians; migrants shoplifting and stripping retail stores; and now a migrant who recently left New York has been arrested for killing a Georgia nursing student, Laken Riley.”
(Betsy Caughey – Townhall) Former New York City Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly, the department’s longest-serving commissioner, cautioned on Sunday that New York City’s quality of life “has really deteriorated.” Migrant crime is a major reason.
Venezuela’s notorious Tren de Aragua gang and El Salvador’s feared MS-13 — what former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker calls “prison-spawned gangs” — are threatening to take over American cities.,,, Continue reading
“A mystery of the universe is why Donald Trump does not make his record the centerpiece of his current campaign. Once again, emotion clouds the situation.”
(Bill O’Reilly) It is exceedingly difficult to get an accurate, fair assessment of Donald Trump. The liberal media despises him to a cartoonish degree, and some on the right have elevated him to cult leader status.
So, Americans and folks living abroad are being misled about a man who could be leading the United States again by this time next year. If that happens, Mr. Trump would join the hefty Grover Cleveland in the non-consecutive presidential terms category. Continue reading
Attempts to gain political power and enact laws that reflect Biblical values by Christian conservatives like U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson are rhetorically slapped down with the labels of “Political Idolatry” and “Christian Nationalism.”
(Paul Brown) With less than nine months until the 2024 U.S. Presidential election, political operatives of all stripes are hard at work using all means of persuasion to push the electorate to vote for their candidate. In early 2023, Protestia reported on the launch of The After Party, a left-wing political indoctrination campaign produced under the guise of a church small group curriculum…. Continue reading
(Matt Margolis – PJ Media) In an interview with Russian-American computer scientist and podcaster Lex Fridman, Tucker Carlson declared that the 2020 presidential election was “100% stolen” and explained why.
“You said to some degree the election was rigged,” Fridman began. “Was it stolen?”
“It was 100% stolen,” Carlson replied. “Are you joking?”
“Like, it was rigged to that large—” Continue reading
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21 (LSB)
The doctrine of imputation is under severe attack in our day. Those who have made the mistake of seeking a peace with those who desire to change or do away with this doctrine have erred egregiously. This doctrine must never be compromised. Why? The changes certain people desire to make to this doctrine would change our justification from being according to faith alone to a combination of faith and works…. Continue reading
“With Chan’s new ecumenical take on spirituality, one has to wonder, when will he join and unite with other religions, including Islam…”
(The Dissenter) Francis Chan, who has been moving decidedly ecumenical in recent years while abandoning the distinctions that differentiate biblical Christianity from other sects including Roman Catholicism, is once again preaching a gospel of superficial unity between various, contradictory denominations that call themselves “Christian.” Continue reading
(Tim Barnett – Stand to Reason) In my previous article describing three fundamental problems with deconstruction, I explained why I now urge Christians to reform rather than deconstruct their faith. To better understand the distinction between reformation and deconstruction, consider stories about two different paintings. Both paintings are of Jesus, and both are now famous—but for different reasons.
Reformation: Salvator Mundi
The first painting is called Salvator Mundi, Latin for “Savior of the World.” It depicts Jesus wearing a Renaissance-era robe while holding a transparent orb in his left hand and giving a blessing with his right. Art experts long believed it was a copy of a lost original by Leonardo da Vinci…. Continue reading
10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no authority to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp. 12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. 13 So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. 14 For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the one to come. 15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess His name. 16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:10-16 (LSB)
I have written much about “Christian Authenticity” and the fallacy of empty religiosity. I have done so because God delivered me from a very dreadful Christian walk several years ago in which I was just going through the motions of my religion, but there was no obedience or walk of repentance going on. I was depressed most of the time suffering from a form of PTSD from being in the blast zone when the Federal Center in OKC was bombed…. Continue reading
“The left has already normalized (or is in the process thereof) eating insects instead of meat, the sexual grooming of children, men conquering women’s sports, the medical mutilation of adults and children in service to the lie of gender ideology, polyamory, pedophilia – why would cannibalism be off-limits?”
(Mark Tapson – Front Page) Recently I watched the harrowing 2023 survival thriller Society of the Snow, based on the book of the same name about the real-life 1972 plane crash in the Andes that left a rugby team and families and friends to fend for themselves in the unforgiving elements…. Continue reading
“Ferguson’s approach embraces the world’s attitude toward this sin, waters it down with language like “brokenness” and “dysphoria,” in an effort to downplay the seriousness of this sin. Instead of being something that we should be turning from and being sanctified out of, it becomes something that we must live with and accept….”
(The Dissenter) The Gospel Coalition (TGC) has been one of the leading organizations smuggling in aberrant theologies and vain philosophies into mainstream Evangelicalism that are either blatantly or subtly at odds with biblical Christianity…. Continue reading
“You would have no idea from reading this story that the alleged murderers in BOTH cases — the killing of Laken Riley and the killing of Mollie Tibbetts — were in the country illegally”
(Guy Benson – Townhall) The brutal on-campus murder of 22-year-old University of Georgia nursing student — allegedly by an illegal immigrant with a history of arrests and criminal citations — isn’t merely a tragedy. It’s an outrageous atrocity that could and should have been prevented. Instead, a series of ‘progressive’ policy failures allowed this horrific crime to happen. Based on what we know, the Venezuelan suspect came to the United States illegally in 2022, entering through the southern border amid President Biden’s border crisis…. Continue reading
“Unlike most of the liberal media, both secular and faith-based, Politico accurately gives a definition of how Christian Nationalism is manifested in the United States context, as opposed to defining Christian Nationalism in a way that is exclusive to America.”
(Ray Fava – Evangelical Darb Web) In a recent display of their predictable liberal agenda, the mainstream media outlets have once again taken it upon themselves to sow discord and fear, this time by propagating a disingenuous narrative that a second term for President Donald Trump would be dominated by Christian Nationalists and usher in an era of Christian Nationalism. As my generation would say, “Don’t threaten me with a good time.” Continue reading
13 Do not marvel, brothers, if the world hates you. 1 John 3:13 (LSB)
There are many ministries in our time that are run by people who have either forgotten that friendship with the world is a sin or they are deliberately overlooking it. If a ministry operates in such a way that the world loves it then there is at least one missing component in it, which is obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. Scripture is clear that Christians cannot be friends wirh the world. Why? Satan is the one who dominates the evil world system, which is in rebellion against God (John 14:30). Therefore, the world not only hates Jesus, but also those who follow Him…. Continue reading
(Lee Duigon – News With Views) Where are we headed, as a country? Two of this week’s nooze stories suggest the ship is headed for the rocks.
I’m sure that when we created the Dept. of Homeland Security (looking more and more like one of the all-time bad ideas), we never thought it would wind up slithering its tentacles into our neighborhood schools. Oh, but they are!
As if it weren’t more than bad enough to have the FBI “investigating” parents who complain about their local school board’s Far Left sex-grooming policies, now the DHS is getting involved…. Continue reading