Remembering Our Fallen Soldiers

On this Memorial Day we want to say how thankful we are to those who serve in the armed forces and their families.  It is a time to honor and recognize the sacrifice of our fallen soldiers. To the men and women still serving, it is because of you that we sleep soundly at night.  Be safe and God bless you!

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” ~ George Washington

Law and Faith

14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! Romans 6:14-15 (LSB) 

Most of the formative years of my Christian walk were spent in one church from February 1987 through February 2000.  During that time we had three pastors.  I was in some form of teaching for most of that time. One of the things that always came up when we studied the Old Testament was Romans 6:14-15…. Continue reading

What is Effectual Fervent Prayer?

16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray on behalf of one another so that you may be cured. The petition of the righteous, being effective, has great power. James 5:16 (translated from the NA28 Greek text)

Notice that my ability to do these “works” of apologetics or theology or whatever are within a very specific framework. It must be for God’s glory alone and for the edification of the Body of Christ. I can only do these things if it is God’s will for me to them and as my will to do them is lined up with His in this regard. Outside of this framework, it would be like chasing after the wind. It would be me motivated according to the ways of the world with the flesh in view, would not bring glory to God, and would only cause confusion and who needs that? Therefore, before I tackle any “issue” that affects the the Church, what must I do?

In the passage at the top of this post is a very familiar verse. Here is how the LSB renders it. Continue reading

Walmart Skewered for Pride Collection Unveil: ‘You Glorify Everything in This World Except What God’ Established

(Breitbart) Walmart is getting skewered on social media after unveiling its “Pride Always” collection prior to what society has deemed “pride month” in June, as shoppers express disappointment, irritation, and disgust.

“Not just a slogan. #PrideAlways is a reminder to lead with love,” Walmart wrote in the caption of the post, which features a video of the creators behind this year’s collection talking about some of their favorite pieces of its LGBTQIA2S+ apparel: Continue reading

Secret Memo ‘Cuts a Knife Through’ Jack Smith’s Entire Indictment

(Mary Dowling) A secret DoD memo reveals that the Biden Administration already had the original Trump Documents before the Mar-a-Lago raid.

America First Legal says the memo disproves the legal justification for the raid and Jack Smith’s subsequent prosecution of Trump.

America First Legal (AFL) released a secret memo established by the Obama Administration, which was used by the Trump and Biden administrations…. Continue reading

HHS Set to Roll Out Bird Flu Vaxes by the Millions

“Reports of new human bird flu cases and plans for increased vaccine production sparked a surge in the value of vaccine-focused biotech companies’ stock on Wednesday, including Moderna, BioNTech, CureVac and Novavax, according to The Financial Times.”

(Ben Bartee 0 PJ Media) It appears Pandemic 2.0 is truly in the works as all of the pieces fall into place: the media terror campaign, the gain-of-function work in U.S. labs, the alleged jump from animals to humans, and now the announcement of new vaxes to be produced by the feds. Continue reading

Hate Crime Charges Dropped Against ‘Satan Statue Destroyer’ Michael Cassidy plus Avoids Jail Time

“The display drew the ire of many Christians, who lamented the blasphemy of placing an idol in the capitol as a sign of the impending judgment of God upon the nation. Some conservative Republicans, while lamenting the statue as blasphemous, defended the existence of the display on the grounds of constitutional freedom of religious expression.”

(Protestia) Hate crime charges have been dropped against Michael Cassidy, the Christian nationalist hero, after he agreed to plead guilty to beheading and destroying a Baphomet statue set up by the Satanic Temple at the Iowa Capitol last December…. Continue reading

Someone Tell Democrats 100 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants Commit Crimes

“No one asked American voters if they wanted this new population. Americans had no say whatsoever about a seismic shift in our country’s makeup that didn’t have to happen. Why did it happen? Several reasons, most salient among them is a desire on the part of Democrats to reconstitute what they hope will be a majority coalition that will keep them in power.”

(John Daniel Davidson – The Federalist) This week, Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy argued on the Senate floor that actually, you’re “statistically safer” living in an immigrant neighborhood because immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than native-born Americans. Continue reading

David Platt, McLean, and The SBC Conspiracy

(Ray Fava – Evangelical Darl Web) McLean Bible Church used to be one of the most influential churches in the country. And then they hired David Platt. A documentary exposing David Platt is on the horizon. McLean Bible Church spent and lost a million dollars to prevent the contents of the documentary from reaching the public. While the documentary may be released as soon as next month, Evangelical Dark Web has reviewed some of the documents that will be featured in the film. What it revealed was a conspiracy to join the Southern Baptist Convention and conceal this from the church members, for joining a denomination violated the church’s constitution. Continue reading

EPA warns of cyberattacks on drinking water systems

“Microsoft said last year that they had uncovered malicious activity from a Chinese state-sponsored entity called Volt Typhoon, which appears to be gathering data on critical infrastructure to disrupt communications between the United States and Asia….”

(Jordan Elliott – The Sentinel) Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency issued an alert cautioning that there exist “cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities” to drinking water systems across the country. Continue reading

The Obama Admin Protected Terrorists to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

…then-Secretary of State John Kerry actively interfered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation executing arrest warrants on individuals in the U.S. illegally supporting Iranian efforts, including financial efforts, to develop weapons of mass destruction and its ballistic missile program.”

(Matt Margolis – PJ Media) Barack Obama saw his Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, better known as the Iran Nuclear deal, as the crowning foreign policy achievement of his administration, even though he acknowledged it wouldn’t prevent Iran from eventually obtaining a nuclear weapon…. Continue reading

LGBT-CRU: Leaked Cru Training Materials Prove CRU is Teaching ‘Gay Christianity’

…the training materials feature “Side B” mainstays like SSA lesbian Rebecca McLaughlin, Gospel Coalition contributor and reparations hustler Justin Giboney telling trainees to somehow “affirm [the] human dignity and flourishing [of LGBTQ folks]”…

(David Morrill) CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) has been subjecting its staff to nearly seven hours of video materials promoting SSA (Same-sex attraction) “Side B Christianity” – promoting patently unbiblical and damaging views on gender, sex, sin, and marriage – as evidenced by CRU curriculum that recently leaked online. Continue reading

The Coronavirus Covid Cover Up Implicating Drs. Fauci & Collins

(Mary Dowling) David Morens testified yesterday Before the House Select Subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic. He is the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases senior scientific advisor and was Dr. Anthony Fauci’s longtime aide. Reporter Emily Kopp compiled the following information for US RIGHT TO KNOW.

Kopp wrote that emails and testimony from former Fauci aide David Morens trigger concerns about a criminal conspiracy at NIAID. Continue reading

Federal Appeals Judge Rules Parents Can’t Opt Children Out of Sexualized LGBTQ Propaganda in Public Schools

“One of the books approved for pre-K, according to one report, entitled “Pride Puppy,” invites three- and four-year-olds to look for images of things they might find at a pride parade, including an “intersex [flag],” a “drag king” and “drag queen,” “leather,” “underwear,” and an image of a celebrated LGBTQ activist and sex worker…”

(The Dissenter) Anyone needing another reason to abandon all hope in a political savior, here’s one: a federal judge has now ruled that Christian parents cannot opt their children out of LGBTQ lessons in public schools. For now, the ruling applies to Maryland parents, but unless the Supreme Court overturns this ruling, precedent will be set in every state. Continue reading

Germany’s Decriminalization Of Child Porn Reminds Us Why We Need Societal Taboos

“Why is this happening in a supposedly enlightened Western nation like Germany? It’s not a mystery. Indeed, German lawmakers are simply applying the same twisted rationale of consent that American lawmakers have been applying to other hot-button issues for years. From gay marriage to so-called “gender-affirming care…”

(John Daniel Davidson – The Federalist) There was an instructional news item this week that helps explain the collapse of Western civilization we see all around us these days. The German parliament voted to decriminalize the possession of child pornography, downgrading it from a felony to a misdemeanor offense and reducing minimum sentences for possession and distribution. Continue reading

Beth Moore Joining ‘Volf’ in Sheep’s Clothing for Painters, Prophets, Poets Conference

“Volf [is a] progressive thinker who argued in 2016 that all Christians should vote for Hillary Clinton, as her worldview was more in line with Christian principles and beliefs than Donald Trump. He has strenuously argued that Jews, Christians, and Muslims worship the same God…”

(Protestia) Beth Moore continues her bad choices tour, joining noted Episcopal Priest Miroslav Volf for the Painters, Prophets, Poets Conference, a three-day affair in October where “all are invited into the work of envisioning and promoting Christ’s work of remaking the world in their own particular places, in their own particular ways.” Continue reading

Hamas Celebrates as Ireland, Norway, Spain to Recognize ‘Palestinian State’

(Joel B. Pollak – Breitbart) Hamas celebrated Wednesday as Ireland, Norway, and Spain announced that they would recognize a Palestinian state in the wake of the October 7 terror attacks against Israel, prompting Israel to recall its ambassadors from all three.

The Times of Israel reported that Hamas stated: “We consider this an important step towards affirming our right to our land,” adding that it continued to call “on countries around the world to recognize our legitimate national rights.” Continue reading

Justification and the God-Centered Gospel

1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we beheld and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— 2 and the life was manifested, and we have seen and bear witness and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you may also have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we are writing, so that our joy may be made complete. 1 John 1:1-4 (LSB) 

Most, if not all, of the contention that I have experienced in this ministry has to do with people’s demand to be “justified” on their own terms. For instance, one fellow angrily told me that the genuine gospel was to do good works, to feed the hungry and minister to the homeless…. Continue reading

Getting Played: The Demolition of Cohen on Cross Examination Reveals ‘The Grift’ to a New York Jury

(Jonathan Turley) Below is my column in Fox.com on the approaching end of the Trump trial in Manhattan. With the dramatic implosion of Michael Cohen on the stand on Thursday with the exposure of another alleged lie told under oath, even hosts and commentators on CNN are now criticizing the prosecution and doubting the basis for any conviction. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper admitted that he would “absolutely” have doubts after Cohen’s testimony. CNN’s legal analyst Elie Honig declared “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a star cooperating witness get his knees chopped out quite as clearly and dramatically.”… Continue reading

What Army Is The ICC Sending To Arrest Benjamin Netanyahu?

(David Harsanyi – The Federalist) The same day the Biden administration and European Union offered their condolences over the death of Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi, the “Butcher of Tehran,” the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, sought the arrest of Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli war council members over imaginary war crimes.

The first question we need to ask is: Karim Khan and what army?

It’s not worth taking a deep dive into the intricacies of law and war, because Hamas does not recognize any moral or legal restrictions on warfare and the International Criminal Court has no real jurisdiction over anyone, anyway…. Continue reading

Pelagian Pope Francis Says People Are ‘All Fundamentally Good’ +’The Heart Itself is Good’

Francis insists that “people are fundamentally good” and that while there are some rogues and sinners, “the heart itself is good.” 

(Protestia) Pope Francis continues to let little bits of the antichrist spirit he has inside of him shine through, sharing a host of unbiblical and unorthodox teachings during a rare interview with 60 Minutes, including claiming that human beings are fundamentally good and criticizing American bishops concerned about his progressive shift as “suicidal.” Continue reading

Warning: Windows Chatbot Will Watch Literally Everything You Do

“Snapshots are taken every five seconds… and [are] locally analyzed on your PC. Recall’s analysis allows you to search for content, including both images and text, using natural language.”

(Stephen Green – PJ Media) Elon Musk called it “a Black Mirror episode” — a reference to Netflix’s creepy Twilight Zone-inspired show — that he’ll “definitely” be turning off, but Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Windows is just trying to help.

It’s a new feature named Recall, part of the company’s Copilot AI chatbot, and it will screencap literally everything you do on your Windows or Surface computer to help you find stuff later. Continue reading

Victor Davis Hanson on the Bud Lighting of the Elite Colleges

“Hanson said the elites are not the schools that many of the better students now plan to attend or who employers want to hire.”

(Mary Dowling) In the interview below, Victor Davis Hanson exposes higher education’s radical shift and the inevitable consequences. They don’t know it yet, but the Ivies are sinking under the weight of DEI, PC, and radical illiberal policies.

Historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson exposes the profound changes sweeping through American higher education…. Continue reading

Greg Locke Formally Declared an ‘Apostle’ at Official Apostolic Installation Service

(Protestia) “Pastor Greg Locke” is now “Apostle Greg Locke,” following an apostolic installation and impartation service yesterday morning at Global Vision Bible Church, which saw the controversial Tennessee pastor and his wife officially given the lofty title and designations.

Readers of Protestia will recognize Locke as the controversial Tennessee pastor who divorced his first wife and remarried under controversial circumstances and who is elbows deep in exorcisms and deliverance ministry after several witches supposedly harassed his church. Continue reading