CRN Weekly Headlines – April 5-10

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DISGRACED ‘60 MINUTES’ DECEPTIVELY (AND MALICIOUSLY) EDITS RON DESANTIS VIDEO

JOHN MACARTHUR RESPONDS TO JULIE ROYS’ LIBELOUS CLAIMS IN LAWSUIT AGAINST GAVIN NEWSOM

PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSOR REVEALS THE REASON FOR THE URGENCY OF THE VACCINATION PUSH – PESKY STATES REOPENING CREATES A ‘SMALL WINDOW’ OF OPPORTUNITY TO PUSH THE VACCINECOMRADE BIDEN Continue reading

I Am Who I Am

14 God said to Moses, “ I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:14 (NASB) 

In our look at the Bible and the Christian view that it is the living Word of God, His communication to His people, we see that it is not just a collection of writings or simply a history. The Holy Spirit not only indwells Christians he also indwells Sacred Scripture. When believers read and study the Word of God, The Holy Spirit works through it to accomplish spiritual, eternal work within them. God communicates with His people primarily through His Word. One of the main goals in this is His revelation of Himself to those who love Him. Continue reading

Tucker Carlson rips Biden’s ‘unhinged’ ATF pick as ‘a conspiracy nut’

(Tim Tillison – BPR)  President Joe Biden proudly reaffirmed on Thursday that he has nominated David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

An ATF special agent for 25 years, Chipman is a fierce advocate for gun control. And that’s putting it mildly. His appointment is akin to having the fox guard the hen house.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson did a deep dive on Chipman’s zealotry on Thursday night’s episode of  “” and came away with the conclusion that Biden “nominated a man who is unhinged from reality.”  Continue reading

Children Endangered as GOP Applauds Sexual Anarchy

“If Republicans don’t speak up, who will? Not any Democrat. They are busy dragging children into the nearest sewer—those who manage to escape abortion, that is, which is the pinnacle of “women’s rights” in the Dems’ world. And pastors? Only a few have the courage or understanding to enter this arena. The pastoral track record  is abysmal in defense of children against the devastating influence of rainbow radicals.” 

(Linda Harvey – Mission: America)  “It’s for the children!” Politicians, pundits, activists of all stripes rush to play the baby card to draw support to their cause or candidacy.

But often it’s completely insincere. Despite a national pro-family platform, kids can’t depend on many Republicans. Continue reading

Tim Keller Says Biblical Moral Values Cannot Be Proven to Be True

“It cannot be any clearer. Tim Keller denies the Biblical truth about God once again and, like it says in Romans 1:25, he has exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worships the Creation–in this case, his own intellect–rather than God.”

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  Tim Keller has long been heralded as one of the most profound thought leaders in Reformed Christianity. An author of several books and a popular speaker in the Evangelical speaking circuit, Keller has been silently creeping his way in under a facade of a defender of the Christian faith all the while attempting to destroy it from within. Continue reading

It’s High Time We Make Woke Corporate America Feel Real Pain: Here’s How We Can Start

“What we’re seeing is the most powerful people in our country, from Hollywood and Silicon Valley to Wall Street and the commissioner’s desk, launching open war on Americans who are less wealthy and influential than they are. Christians, conservatives, the white working poor, our state legislators — these are their targets. We are the targets.”

(Christopher Bedford – The Federalist)  Companies must be held accountable. When they carelessly and callously wield their power to strike out at the American people, they must be made to feel pain. Not simply nagging second thoughts or embarrassment, but real pain: pain in their wallets, in their boardrooms, and in the offices of their general counsels. Continue reading

Wait, Did Joe Biden Run for President… BECAUSE of Hunter?!

(Tyler O’Neil – PJ Media)  To say that Hunter Biden was a liability for his father’s 2020 presidential run would be an understatement. Hunter didn’t even appear in the Biden family’s Christmas photo in 2019. Yet new revelations suggest that Hunter Biden’s reputation may have been one of the reasons Joe Biden ran for president last year.

The Daily Mail received a copy of Hunter Biden’s laptop and, as PJ Media’s Matt Margolis reported, the revelations are damning. The laptop didn’t just have emails — it also had personal text messages between Papa Joe and his wayward son. Continue reading

Dead to Sin Alive to God and Slaves to Righteousness

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, 13 even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief; 1 Timothy 1:12-13 (NASB) 

The older I become as I journey down this narrow way the more what passes for Christianity seems more and more absurd. Why? I suppose it is that I have become very convicted that we are guilty of taking God for granted. Instead of worshiping Him for who He is, we seem to be totally focused on His works. While we should worship Him for His works with a grateful heart, we are leaving out direct worship of our Wonderful, Awesome, and Majestic God for who He is. Continue reading

Vaccine skepticism runs deep among white evangelicals in US

(David Crary)  The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest evangelical denomination, posted a photo on Facebook last week of him getting the COVID-19 vaccine. It drew more than 1,100 comments — many of them voicing admiration for the Rev. J.D. Greear, and many others assailing him. Continue reading

Desiring God and TGC Author Renounces His Faith, Says He’s in The Best Place of His Life

“I think it’s important to say that I’m just not a Christian anymore, and it feels really good. I’m really happy.”

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  Apostasy is one of the most tragic phenomenon of Christianity. It never ceases to amaze how someone can live such a lie for such a long time only to end up renouncing their faith. Time after time, popular Christian figures have renounced their faith over the centuries–but it appears to be picking up at breakneck speed. Continue reading

American corporate-funded Chinese Communism

“In order for Communist China to dominate the world, any chance of a Republican comeback on the national stage must be nipped in the bud. The MLB has, in effect, become an adjunct of the Chinese Communist Party. Other corporations have followed this trend. Marxists see this as a major development in America’s transition to socialism and communism.”

(Cliff Kincaid – Renew America)  It seems strange to some that Major League Baseball (MLB) pulled its All-Star game out of Atlanta, to punish Georgia for its new voter ID law, but signed a deal with a Chinese company for rights to broadcast MLB games…. Continue reading

Wokeness is a Weapon of Privilege

“The woke revolution is not a grassroots movement. It is powered by a well-connected and guilt-ridden elite. Yet the religion of wokeness assumes that these high priests deserve exemptions. Their wealth, credentials, contacts and power ensure none are ever subject to the consequences of their own sermons.”

(Victor Davis Hanson – PJ Media)  Ed Bastian made $17 million in 2019 as chief executive officer of Delta Airlines, Georgia’s largest employer. Bastian just blasted Georgia’s new voting law. He thinks it is racist to require the same sort of ID to vote that Delta requires for its passengers to check in. Continue reading

God Justifies the Ungodly

1 What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.” 4 Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. Romans 4:1-8 (NASB)  Read verses 5-8 on the site.

I was in a discussion with one of our elders recently about the worship “style” at our church. I am almost 70 years old. He is about the same age. He and I both would prefer a more “traditional” music format, but he told me that it was not going to happen because the population in our area is predominantly made up of people who would not go for that at all, but are very much attracted to the more “up-to-date” music with the musicians and loud volume along with the videos with the lyrics, etc. Continue reading

Breaking! Police and Security Put up Chain-link Fence Around Gracelife Church

(Protestia)  In a completely unprecedented move, police and security arrived on site in the middle of the night and put up a chain and wire fence around Gracelife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, home of previously imprisoned Pastor James Coates, in order to keep them out and prevent them from gathering for further services until they comply with shutdown restrictions.

Earlier this morning, Alberta Health Services issued a statement announcing it has “physically closed GraceLife Church and has prevented access to the building until GLC can demonstrate the ability to comply with Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health’s restrictions.” Continue reading

‘Enough!’– Republicans Warn of ‘Creeping Fascism’ If We Don’t ‘Resist’ the Vaccine Passport

“The bill also instructs the Senate to change the mandatory vaccine laws enshrined in Jacobson v Massachusetts, which allows states to use police power against the unvaccinated.”

(Victoria Taft – PJ Media)  Senator Rand Paul is the latest Republican to call for “resistance” to plans by the Biden Administration to institute a vaccine passport. Resisting the idea of a vaccine passport to determine an American citizen’s freedom of movement has gained traction in the media because of how easily it could slip into becoming something akin to the Chinese government’s Social Credit Score scheme. Now the Republican lawmakers are cottoning on. Continue reading

Preparing Your Children for the Next Sexual Revolution

“One of the greatest threats to a biblical worldview today is the belief in Evolution. There are even so-called Christian leaders–like Tim Keller–who push this worldview, and it’s very dangerous. Evolution is a form of “gateway drug” to the sexual revolution. Why? Because, if we merely evolved from animals, apes, then why is it morally wrong to act like them?” 

(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte)  Societies have seen sexual revolutions repeatedly all throughout history. From the Scriptures, we see that it was a type of sexual revolution that caused God to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and in Romans 1, Paul speaks of the unbelieving nations as those who’ve been given over to a form of sexual revolution as a judgment of God. Continue reading

Not Legalism but Christ

6 Knowing this that our old humanity was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. Romans 6:6-9 (translated from the NA28 Greek text)

As one who has been accused of being a Pharisee bound to legalism more times than I could ever recount, I was very pleased today when I heard a definition for “legalism” that I had never heard before…. Continue reading

Republicans Must Take On ‘Woke Corporations’ if They Want to Defeat The Globalist American Empire

“There is nothing extreme about the Georgia election reform bill. It bans the pseudo-bribery of voters by giving free food and drinks to those who arrive at polling stations. It cuts the state’s exhausting 9-week runoff period down to a more reasonable four weeks. And most importantly, the bill requires photo ID for voting absentee by mail, which doesn’t make fraud impossible but does make it substantially more burdensome to commit.”

(Revolver)  They came so close. But like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football, you just knew they were going to blow it.

On the final day of the 2021 legislative session, the Georgia House passed legislation that would revoke major tax exemption for Delta Airlines, after the company intervened to protest the state’s new election law…. Continue reading

Birds of a Feather: Karen Swallow Prior Defends Beth Moore, Slanders the Church

“False teachers like Beth Moore and Karen Swallow Prior for too long have ignored the Word of God’s clear proclamations regarding men and women in the church (and by extension the family), and have led the Southern Baptist Convention downhill to the point where the denomination may not be salvageable.”

(Protestia)  In an op-ed published at Religion News Service, SEBTS professor, notorious functional egalitarian, Karen Swallow Prior, blamed the Southern Baptist Convention (her denomination) for “leaving women to fend for themselves” and basically forcing Beth Moore to leave rather than see Moore’s ministerial ambitions stifled. Continue reading

Spiritual Blindness

1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. Ephesians 2:1-3 (NASB) 

Not that long ago whenever I learned of a pastor or other “church leader” going off the rails morally I would be shocked as did most other believers I know. However, now, it seems that some things have changed…. Continue reading