Treasure and Dung

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 (NASB) 

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…. Continue reading

Help is on the way for understanding Sidney Powell’s Georgia complaint

(Andrea Widburg – American Thinker)  One of the biggest problems with 2020’s election fraud is creating an accessible narrative that doesn’t sound like just a mess of disparate statements and studies. Enter Doug Ross, who’s put together an attractive infographic that he describes as “so easy to consume, even Democrats can understand.” Moreover, he’s freely sharing it, so I’m taking advantage of that in this post.

On Wednesday night, Sidney Powell filed a 104-page complaint in Georgia, that pulls together all the allegations we’ve heard about regarding election fraud…. Continue reading

Tucker goes Megyn

“People like me and many others stayed with Fox solely because of commentators like Tucker Carlson and Mr. Rock-Ribbed Conservative himself, Sean Hannity. However, when we witnessed Tucker’s shameful behavior toward Sidney Powell, the rest of We the People immediately and instantly and with no regrets whatsoever left Fox FOREVER! With, by the way, a Good Riddance to Mr. Smarty Pants!”  

(Joan Swirsky – Renew America)  What is it about good-looking, brainy, articulate, even charismatic people––particularly if they’re in the public eye––that makes them so vulnerable to the self-destroying over-confidence and arrogance known as “hubris”? Continue reading

Francis Chan Claims to Be Jesus, Heals Whole Village without the Holy Spirit

“He says I can do whatever he did, and I can do greater things than he did, John 14:12, and I go I memorized that as a high school student and I believe it right now. I am Jesus right now. He and I are one. He abides in me, I abide in him. These are not just memory verses.”

(Protestia)  Francis Chan has upped the theological ante recently, going from the relatively sound reformed pastor, through Bill Johnson-loving charismatic, to a full-fledged faith healer, and now to Jesus in the Flesh when he described in a recent video how he laid hands and healed a whole village in Myanmar, ostensibly without the Holy Spirit. Continue reading

Socialism Failed Miserably For The American Pilgrims, Just Like It Does Everywhere

Private property rights and personal responsibility saved the Plymouth colony from the edge of extinction and laid the economic foundation for a free and prosperous nation.

(Helen Raleigh – The Federalist)  It is widely known that the early Pilgrims came to the New World to escape religious persecution. What is lesser known is that their spiritual adventure was also a commercial enterprise. Today’s self-identified democratic socialists like to claim real socialism has never been tried in America, but they need to brush up on their history. The Pilgrims did try it — and it failed.

In the early 17th century, King James I chartered a joint-stock company with private investors, the Virginia Company of London, to manage the establishment of future colonial settlements in North America. Any English settlers who wanted to leave England for the New World were required to obtain a license from the government and a land patent from the Virginia Company. They also had to raise money from investors to fund their voyage and the establishment of a new colony. Investors expected to receive produce from the future colony to cover their investment and generate a handsome return. Continue reading

BREAKING: Sidney Powell Releases the ‘Kraken’ in Georgia with Explosive New Lawsuit

(Victoria Taft – PJ Media) Defense Attorneys Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and others have filed a lawsuit in Georgia demanding that the results of the 2020 election be set aside because of “massive election fraud” and foreign influence in the election. The lawsuit claims that 96,600 mail-in ballots “were fraudulently cast” and that “136,098 ballots were illegally counted as a result of improper manipulation of the Dominion software.”

Powell, a high-profile attorney who represents former Trump National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn, asks that the governor be enjoined from certifying the election. The 104-page lawsuit claims that Gov. Brian Kemp, Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger, and the chair and members of the Georgia State Elections Board failed to police the alleged fraud, including “multiple violations of Georgia laws, including O.C.G.A. §§ 21-2-30(d), 21-2-31, 21-2- 33.1 and §21-2-522, and multiple Constitutional violations, as shown by fact witnesses to specific incidents, multiple expert witnesses and the sheer mathematical impossibilities found in the Georgia 2020 General Election.” Continue reading

Christian Hope

13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing for you to abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (translated from the NA28 Greek text)

The concept of “hope” as it is viewed in the world today, and, sadly, by much of what calls itself “Christian” is an expression of a wish or a want, such as, “I sure do hope I get…,” or “I sure hope I do not get…” In this, there is no certainty in the usage of the word “hope.”…. Continue reading

Bombshell Report: The Stealing of the Presidency, 2020

“The most basic principle of our electoral system is that our leaders are chosen by the people themselves. But if the people are given systematically one-sided information, with crucial facts omitted, then the real power to choose has been stolen from them.”

(Rich Noyes – News Busters)  The left-wing news media didn’t just poison the information environment with their incessantly negative coverage of President Trump going into the 2020 election. They also refused to give airtime to important arguments of the Republican campaign — both pro-Trump and anti-Biden — which meant millions of voters cast their ballots knowing only what the media permitted them to know about the candidates. Continue reading

LGBT Activist Compares Christians Who Don’t Accept Homosexuality to ‘Rapists’, ‘Holocaust Deniers’

The Anglican Church’s invitation to LGBT people to dialogue with Church leaders is also unacceptable, Ozanne insists. “Would one invite a survivor of the Holocaust to sit down and listen to the rantings of a Holocaust denier?” 

(Thomas D. Williams – Breitbart)  LGBT activist Jayne Ozanne has compared biblical Christians to “rapists” and “Holocaust deniers” for failing to preach the morality of homosexual sex.

In a recent article for Pink News, Ozanne, director of the UK-based Ozanne Foundation and General Synod member, blasted the Church of England for upholding Christian teaching on marriage and sexuality in its recent publication of a set of resources titled Living in Love and Faith. Continue reading

Big Tech Expert Says Google’s ‘Manipulations’ Shifted ‘at Least Six Million Votes’ to Joe Biden

Epstein says this wasn’t unexpected. After all, in a leaked video from a 2018 all-employee meeting following the 2016 election, Google executives  bemoaned the election results and vowed to do something about it in Trump’s re-election bid. But on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson asked Epstein if “manipulations of one company, Google, could have determined the outcome of the election.” His chilling answer was, “yes.”

(Victoria Taft – PJ Media)  A tech expert says the outcome of the 2020 election was ‘manipulated’ for Joe Biden right in front of our eyes.

No wonder he didn’t have to campaign much. Continue reading

Genuine Christian Behavior

1 Let brotherly love continue. Hebrews 13:1 (translated from the NA28 Greek text)

As we mature in Christ it is imperative that we practice our Christian liberty completely within the discernment and wisdom given to us by God. As we do this we must not abandon our common fellowship and that we not be part of some perceived legalistic religiosity. We cannot read the New Testament without seeing that believers are the ἐκκλησία (ekklēsia), “the called-out ones of God.” In the New Testament, the noun ekklēsia is found only in the Gospels in Matthew 16:18 and 18:17…. Continue reading

Carl Lentz Begins Intensive Marriage Therapy; Woman Who Had Affair Seeks ‘Closure’

“When you give somebody so much power, they become God to people. People forgot the concept of religion and beliefs and people look at Carl like he’s God.”

(Paul O’Donnell – Roys Report)  Since admitting adultery and being fired from his job as lead pastor of the New York congregation of Hillsong Church for “moral failures,” Carl Lentz is giving every sign he wants to move on. He and his wife have reportedly sold their New Jersey home, moved to California, and begun intense marriage therapy. 

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Giuliani Explains the Trump Campaign’s Split With Sidney Powell

“We have evidence. The evidence has been presented, and the media lies that we have no evidence. They’re just too lazy to read our 100 affidavits, which are on the public record, from American citizens.”

(Leah Barkoukis – Townhall)  Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, explained why the Trump campaign released a statement on Sunday distancing itself from attorney Sidney Powell. Continue reading

Devin Nunes Calls For Special Counsel To Take Over Probe Of Russia Investigation Over ‘Growing Concern’ Biden May Shut It Down

(Tim Pearce – Daily Wire)  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said that Attorney General William Barr should appoint a special counsel to investigate the origins of the Russian collusion conspiracy to protect an ongoing probe from a potential Biden administration.

Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, appeared on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday to discuss “growing concerns” that a Democratic presidential nominee would significantly limit or shut down an ongoing investigation into the origins of Russia collusion allegations…. Continue reading

Book Review: Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret

(John Lanagan – The Word Like Fire)  It only takes a few popular Christian leaders with national profiles to embrace a teaching that sounds Christian to bring about big changes in the church. –Ray Yungen

Louie Gigglio, Dave Ramsey, Dr. Russell Moore, The Bible Project founders Tim Mackie and Jon Collins,  Mark Batterson, Amy Grant, and many other high profile members of the visible church have delved into the world of the Enneagram.

Does this mean the Enneagram is helpful to Christians? No, it does not. But for deception to be successful, it must be effective in masking its real nature. Continue reading

The Words That Keeps Believers From Stumbling

1 “These things I have spoken to you that you not be caused to stumble.” John 16:1 ( translated from the NA28 Greek text)

In our post, The True Vine, we looked at John 15. When our Lord spoke of the “things” He spoke of in order that believers “not be caused to stumble,” He was referring to John 15:18-25, which is the fact that those who are truly in Christ will be hated by the world just as our Lord was…. Continue reading

In Oregon You Can Riot and Do Cocaine, But You Can’t Go to Church or Celebrate Thanksgiving

(Tony Perkins – LifeNews)  In Oregon, you can have cocaine, but not cranberries. Heroin, but no ham. Meth, but not mashed potatoes! Amazingly, a state that just legalized drugs wants to criminalize  Thanksgiving! Talk about a double helping of hypocrisy–just in time for the holidays.

Of course, Governor Kate Brown (D) wasn’t exactly winning any popularity contests as it was. Now, after her ridiculous orders–which would force families of seven or more to turn away their own children from the meal–she’s become a national punchline…. Continue reading

A Time of Chaos Upon Chaos Atop Chaos

“The disturbing revelations about the Bidens and Burisma in October were never covered. As a result, for the duration of the Biden Administration, Hunter Biden will remain an object of scrutiny and investigation, along with many of his now angry associates who feel betrayed and are ready either to talk of their misplaced loyalty or broker ways out of their complicity. Who knows how long the media, without their ratings propped up by the Trump bogeyman, will ignore the buzz of a Biden familial syndicate—with a Kamala Harris always waiting in the wings.”

(Victor Davis Hanson – American Greatness)  America will weather its current hysterias.

But the tensions and furor are reminiscent of the last generations of the Roman Republic. In its last century, Romans began to adjudicate politics by obsequious partisan town criers (their version of our media), mass demonstrations, and freelance street gangs. Looters, arsonists, and demonstrators did pretty much as they pleased in the streets of Rome without fear of legal consequences. Continue reading

Making sense of the news about Sidney Powell

(Andrea Widburg – American Thinker)  You probably already know that Trump’s legal team announced that Sidney Powell is not a team member.  The brief statement leaves unanswered the most important question: “Why?”  Absent solid information, speculation leads us either to “This is the beginning of the end” or “This is all part of the plan” — and I’m leaning to the latter.

Events happened with head-spinning speed.  On Thursday, Trump’s legal team held a press conference.  Rudy Giuliani talked about traditional voter fraud (cemetery voters, faked ballots, etc.); Sidney Powell talked about corrupt, or corruptible, election software, a familiar topic to the State of TexasNPR, and MSNBC; and Jenna Ellison reminded the press that the conference was not an evidentiary hearing but was, instead, an opening statement. Continue reading

Darkness

5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.  1 John 1:5-10 (NASB) Read verses 8-10 on the site.

God is sovereign. He is Holy, Righteous, and Just. As John states in 1 John 1:5 (above), He is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. Continue reading

The True Vine

1 “I am the true vine and my Father is the vinedresser.” John 15:1 (translated from the NA28 Greek text)

In John 15:1, we have our Lord’s last of His seven “I am” sayings signifying His claim of deity. The word “true” in v1 translates the adjective ἀληθινὴ, which is nominative, singular of ἀληθινός (alēthinos), “unfeigned, trustworthy, true.” The nominative case form, ἀληθινὴ of ἀληθινός means that the metaphor our Lord is making of Him being the “true vine” is subject to the main verb in the sentence with is εἰμι, which, of course, means, in this context, “am.”… Continue reading

NY Business Owners Kick Out Health Dept, Sheriffs: ‘Civil Disobedience Starts Now’

(Amanda Prestigiacomo – Daily Wire) It became apparent on Friday night that some business owners in Buffalo, New York, have had enough of the arbitrary coronavirus-related restrictions handed down by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo that are killing their establishments and hurting their employees.

Gathered inside Athletes Unleashed gym in Orchard Park, a number of business owners refused to comply when a health department official and the Erie County Sheriff’s Department entered their facility…. Continue reading