“We see it at other times in history—Alexander the Great, Rome, the Third Reich, etc. God has a way of slowing arrogant advance. Of showing how weak and fragile we are. As nations we have pillaged his world, ignored his day, rejected his Son, banished his presence, rewritten his laws, and proclaimed ourselves masters of our fate. We are consumed with our own awesomeness.”
(Mark Loughridge – Gentle Reformation) Apparently, the city of Venice is enjoying crystal clear waters in its world-famous canals due to a lack of debris from tourists and near-zero boat traffic under Italy’s ongoing coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading
“The head of surgery at New York Presbyterian told NBC News New York that while the number of patients on ventilators has more than doubled, they still have the necessary resources to deal with the issue.”
(Todd Starnes – Townhall) Contrary to the narrative being advanced by the Mainstream Media and Democrats, the nation’s largest city has not been divided into competing districts like some sort of dystopian movie.
There is no disputing that the coronavirus has caused suffering and death across New York City. There’s also no disputing that the virus has upended millions of lives and disrupted the city’s economy. Continue reading
“Though abortions hurt families of every race and culture, statistics indicate that abortions disproportionately hurt the African American community. Census data indicates that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have nearly 40 percent of all abortions. According to New York City health statistics, more African American babies are aborted in the city than are born each year.”
(Micaiah Bilger – Life News) A young conservative black woman is raising awareness about the abortion chain Planned Parenthood through a series of short videos on social media. Continue reading
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. Proverbs 12:1
A friend of mine went to his wife and asked for feedback. The next day, I asked him how it went, and he said to me, “I don’t expect she’ll ever give me feedback again.” When she said what she thought, he got angry and defensive, even though he had asked for her opinion.
How do we fare with criticism? Do we listen when we get feedback? Or do we recoil when a friend offers a gentle suggestion, a thoughtful correction, or a blunt critique? Continue reading
“With the nation on lockdown is it not wise to lockout foreigners? Why should Americans be confined in our homes as legal and illegal immigrants cross our border with impunity? We don’t know the health status of these individuals. Is it wise to keep the door not only unlocked but open?”
(Capstone Report) Elites: Lockdown Americans? Great. Lockout foreigners? Racist!
“The problem isn’t that Trump wants to put American interests first or that China puts its own interests first. It’s that for decades American leaders have put China’s interests first.” — KT McFarland, former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump Continue reading
“On Thursday, the U.K. readjusted a report that initially claimed some 500,000 people would die from the coronavirus in the U.K. and some 2.2 million would perish in the United States. The number for the U.K. was adjusted down to 20,000 deaths, a mere 4 percent of the original estimate, to account for the public health interventions that have since been put in place. …”
(Bronson Stocking – Townhall) During the coronavirus taskforce briefing on Thursday, Dr. Deborah Birx rebuked much of the media’s panic reporting about the number of estimated deaths related to the coronavirus and the state of America’s medical supplies. Continue reading
“Following the Athletic Conference’s decision to provide “transgender student athletes with equal opportunities to participate in CIAC athletic programs consistent with their gender identity,” two biological boys, who go by the names Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller, were permitted to join the girls track team at their school and compete as females — moving on to the New England regionals.”
(Heather Clark – Christian News) The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed a Statement of Interest in a case involving three female high school track athletes who sued the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and other entities over a policy allowing students to compete in sports in accordance with their stated “gender identity.” Continue reading
“The markets…are what enable you to choose multiple different kinds of bread — from artisanal sourdough to prepackaged sliced — when you go to the shops; they are the pension which gives you a comfortable retirement; they’re the one or two holidays abroad you can afford to take each year; they are your kids’ job prospects; they are pretty much everything that makes your life and my life worth living.”
(James Delingpole – Breitbart) When all this is over we’re going to look back and see who has had a good war and who has had a bad war; who called it right, who covered themselves in glory, who showed themselves to be an hysterical bedwetter, who placed too much trust in the wrong “experts”, and so on. Continue reading
2 Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to Him, “Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?” 4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6 And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.” Matthew 11:2-6 (NASB)
Do you remember the first time that someone ridiculed you for your faith? How did it feel? The Test of Shame is one that comes upon all professing Christians. This test is designed to separate the genuine from the disingenuous…. Continue reading
“He now says that the U.K. should have enough ICU beds and that the coronavirus will probably kill under 20,000 people in the U.K. — more than 1/2 of whom would have died by the end of the year in any case [because] they were so old and sick.”
(Amanda Prestigiacomo – Daily Wire) Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who created the highly-cited Imperial College London coronavirus model, which has been cited by organizations like The New York Times and has been instrumental in governmental policy decision-making, offered a massive revision to his model on Wednesday. Continue reading
“Solomon didn’t consider himself and ask for a long life or wealth or health. He asked God for the tools to help him help God’s people.”
(Elizabeth Prata – The End Time) Everyone knows Solomon asked God for wisdom. However people forget that he actually asked God for two things. The second thing was discernment. Here is the verse:
Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people? (1 Kings 3:9) Continue reading
In the trailer, drag is described as a “triumph of love over labels,” “electric” and giving one a purpose. When one man is asked how he feels dressed in drag, he replies, “Sexy as [expletive].”
(Heather Clark – Christian News) A new reality show set to premiere on HBO next month features three drag queens who travel throughout small towns in America looking for contestants who they can train to perform in drag for a one-night show. Continue reading
8 A highway will be there, a roadway,
And it will be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean will not travel on it,
But it will be for him who walks that way,
And fools will not wander on it.
9 No lion will be there,
Nor will any vicious beast go up on it;
These will not be found there.
But the redeemed will walk there,
10 And the ransomed of the Lord will return
And come with joyful shouting to Zion,
With everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy,
And sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:8-10 (NASB)
Read 1 John 1:5 on the site.
God is holy and immutable. There is not now nor has there ever been nor will there ever be any darkness in Him. He is eternally holy. In James 1:17 we read that with God, there is no variation or shadow due to change…. Continue reading
Several Facebook friends have sent a message to me written by Sandy Barker-Mitchell. I have two problems with Sandy’s message. But before I address those, here’s what Barker-Mitchell wrote:
In 3 short months, just like He did with plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship. God said “You want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down the Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don’t want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can’t go to church. “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN I will heal their land.” Maybe we don’t need a vaccine. Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters. Jesus.
“Several churches have already left the denomination over its social justice movement but many were holding out hope for one more year to see if any change could be made. It should be expected that SBC churches will leave in en masse.”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting scheduled for June 2020 in Orlando has been canceled…. Continue reading
“While most of us – including the actual medical profession – are doing what we can to save lives and stop the potential spread of the coronavirus, abortion advocates across the U.S. insist on destroying even more lives.”
(David Fiorazo) America is on lock-down. They’ve closed major public events and gatherings. They closed businesses, churches, schools, many restaurants and other non-essential services. So why does Planned Parenthood get a pass? Continue reading
35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. John 6:35-37 (NASB)
In the last post, Clip the Wings of Wisdom, we looked at how human reason, which is worldly wisdom, is useless for anyone to rely on in order to be saved. We saw where our salvation is a work by all three persons in the Holy Trinity. God the Father chose his people before the foundation of the world…. Continue reading
“My advice to people is try to take this as seriously as you can.”
(Dustin Germain) We’ve written about Carl Lentz many times. He is the pastor of Hillsong New York, large, seeker-friendly non-confrontational church that has compromised on many, many issues, from knowingly allowing an openly gay choir director, to allowing one of his associate pastors to pose as an obscene character, the Naked Cowboy, at a women’s conference , to when he told Oprah Winfrey “You Don’t Have to be a Christian to Have a Relationship with God” or when he went on the “The View” and compromised on Abortion and Homosexuality, Promotes Dominionist Social Gospel.
Levitt says that after studying data from 78 countries, he sees a similar pattern. As occurred in China in February, the rate of case increases will begin to decline, signaling the downside of a spread curve. “What we need is to control the panic.”
(James Barrett – Daily Wire) Stanford biophysicist and Nobel laureate Michael Levitt says that based on how the COVID-19 crisis has played out in multiple countries, the threat is less severe than the media has portrayed it to be and might be over sooner than most think. “The real situation is not as nearly as terrible as they make it out to be,” Levitt says, and, in the end, “we’re going to be fine.” Continue reading
So, what is the takeaway for us? Should Christians “pray Psalm 91”? The answer depends on what you mean by “pray.”
(Holly Pivec – Spirit of Error) Why can’t believers ‘decree’ Psalm 91 as protection against coronavirus (as I stated in my latest blog post)? One of my readers asked this question. Here’s my answer.
Satan’s Misuse of Psalm 91
We can learn something from Jesus’ response to Satan when Satan tempted him to “claim” Psalm 91 by jumping off the temple (Matt. 4:5-6). Jesus didn’t deny that God promised protection. But he did point out that Satan was misusing Scripture by not taking all of it into account (Matt. 4:7)…. Continue reading
“There’s a lot of uncertainty and I think this is a way to make people feel better.”
(LifeZette)As the coronavirus pandemic continues, an increasing number of Americans are turning to patriotism to get through this difficult time.
During a press conference on Friday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) called on the people of his state to rally behind the American flag throughout this pandemic. “We’ve been attacked by this virus. We have to pull together,” said DeWine, according to WOWK. “Fly that flag every single day.” Continue reading
1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 2 Peter 2:1-3 (NASB)
I worked for many years as a computer programmer. There are many developers who are team guys who are not very creative, but their proficiency at coding makes them very useful in working on very large applications where the work is divided up along functional lines…. Continue reading
“At the time of this writing, these two, plus others, are still going back and forth. This article’s purpose is to demonstrate that there was no nefarious reason for the Facebook post being taken down nor was there any devious cause for Phil not commenting on this matter sooner. Once you take away that, what do you have? What do we make of an article like this, rife with conjecture and speculation?”
Christian journalist Julie Roys set the Reformed world abuzz on Saturday morning when she dropped a sensationalist, unsubstantiated piece suggesting that John MacArthur and Grace Community Church were instigating a coverup of a coronavirus death that took place at the Shepherds’ Conference few weeks ago, with Executive Director of Grace To You’s Phil Johnson up to his elbows in these twisted machinations. Continue reading
Lee Duigon offers a satirical look at what he views could cause the death of Western Civilization.
[Transcript of last night’s broadcast of “Eternity Today”]
HOST: Welcome, welcome to another “Eternity Today,” the show that has the whole afterlife talking! I’m your host, Monty Griffin; and please give a warm welcome to tonight’s special guest, Western Civilization. [Applause. Exchange of pleasantries.] Continue reading