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  • California church known for its anti-LGBTQ beliefs is bombed

    01/24/2021 5:17:54 PM PST · by Ennis85
    Washington Post ^ | January 23rd 2021 | Meryl Kornfield
    A California church that espouses anti-LGBTQ beliefs and has been the recent target of protests was bombed with an improvised explosive device early Saturday morning, authorities said. The El Monte Police Department responded to calls around 4:30 a.m. about smoke at First Works Baptist Church. Officers discovered windows were broken and realized there had been a blast, Lt. Christopher Cano told reporters at the scene. There were no injuries or deaths. El Monte police, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI responded to the explosion and determined there was not a second device. Law enforcement is investigating who...
  • Quick Compelling Bible Study Vol. 45: ‘Kingdom of God’ - Why It Matters To You

    01/24/2021 6:38:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 24, 2021 | Myra Kahn Adams
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  • LGBT Lobby Wants Biden To Target Christian Schools That Follow Biblical Values

    01/23/2021 7:16:38 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 94 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/21/21 | Jonathan Van Maren
    The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest and most powerful LGBT lobby organizations, is pushing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to target Christian educational institutions, demanding that the Biden Administration strip colleges that adhere to rules and positions opposing homosexuality of their accreditation. The HRC's "Blueprint for Positive Change," which offers 85 recommendations, proposes eliminating non-discrimination exemptions for religious colleges if they refuse to abandon the biblical position on marriage. Al Mohler, a theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, sounded the alarm on the HRC's push in an essay titled "A Direct Threat to Christian Education." The...
  • Christian Conservative On Knife’s Edge

    01/19/2021 8:10:00 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/19/2021 | Ron Dreher
    I live what many would call the American Dream. Not only do I fly Old Glory from the front porch of the house I own, I own my own small business as well. I am a married man and father who serves his church regularly in a leadership position. I also sit on the board of a local school where my children attend. On top of all of that, I serve my country in the military reserves. I own guns, live in the Bible belt, and grew up without social media but am young enough to follow them and appreciate...
  • Martin Luther King’s Faithful Voice More Important Than Ever

    01/18/2021 3:42:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | January 18, 2021 | Terry Paulsen
    On this day we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. May we be challenged to hear his faithful message anew. The media will focus on how racial bias still exists, but few will focus on the importance of his faith in shaping his message and his hope for America. What was his power source? It was the rock-solid inner strength that comes from faith and grounding in God. In our increasingly secular society, the tributes to King focus on his use of peaceful marches, his calls for tolerance, and his impact on the Civil Rights Movement. But you will not...
  • Quick Compelling Bible Study Vol. 44: Evidence That God is Watching Us

    01/17/2021 3:53:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 17, 2021 | Myra Kahn Adams
    “New Year’s Resolution From God to You.” (If you read the Jan. 3 study, then you are a witness.)Vol. 42 was the first Bible Study to involve husband David. That happened after he told me about his commitment to the verse, He must increase, but I must decrease (John 3:30).Upon hearing his explanation, I decided the verse along with David’s reasoning would be my next Bible study topic. But he pushed back. Only when I told him that I would write the study as a “new year’s resolution from which others would benefit” did David reluctantly agree. If you read...
  • A history of lies

    01/16/2021 3:32:49 AM PST · by Nateman · 10 replies
    Free Republic ^ | jan 16, 2021 | Nateman
    In George Orwell’s book ‘1984’ the party is continuously rewriting history so that the party is always right. I can think of a few versions of history that has been deliberately rewritten by the left so they are always "right'.McCarthyism. The truth is Communists really were trying to take over America and McCarthy was literally smeared to death. Nazi’s are on the right : A lie pushed by Joe Stalin himself after his ally to take over the world took on Stalin instead. Christian’s are anti-science . It was in Christian Europe that the Scientific Revolution started! Civil War was...
  • 'We Are Not Each Other's Enemies'

    01/14/2021 7:53:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | January 14, 2021 | Tony Perkins
    For most of us, the last week has felt like a lifetime. In the course of eight days, we've lost the Senate and an election challenge, watched as angry people stormed the Capitol and equally angry leaders impeached the president. We've seen the crushing of our voice, the silencing of our freedoms, and felt the wave of corporate punishment start to roll across the country. Americans are so badly shaken that 80 percent of them think the country is falling apart. And church leaders, political leaders, and Christians aren't far behind. The choice before us is as plain as it...
  • JD Greear to Turn March for Life into March for Social Justice, Reparations, and Open Borders

    01/14/2021 8:05:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Reformation Charlotte ^ | December 16, 2020 | Jeff Maples
    JD Greear, an unqualified pastor of Summit Church in Raleigh, North Carolina and the illegitimate third-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention has announced his intentions to hijack the traditionally conservative annual March for Life in Washington D.C. and turn it into a pro-social justice movement. Evangelical leftists, led by leftist Democrats such as Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition founder, Tim Keller, have been trying to hijack the pro-life movement for years. Dubbing the movement “pro-life from womb to tomb” basically discards the traditional anti-abortion movement and replaces it with...
  • Guardian journalist claims Christian forgiveness and redemption are ‘code for conversion therapy’

    12/28/2020 6:59:16 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies ^ | 12/19/20 | The Christian Institute
    A writer for The Guardian newspaper has labelled Christian teaching on forgiveness and redemption as “insidious” and “a dog-whistle for conversion therapy”. Fred McConnell, a woman who lives as a man, referenced the Ashers ‘gay cake’ case among concerns over a local church’s stance on LGBT issues. The comments came as LGBT activist and General Synod member Jayne Ozanne launched a multi-faith campaign attacking biblical sexual ethics. Biblical teaching McConnell, who failed in a bid to be listed as ‘father’ on her child’s birth certificate last year, looked into the church’s beliefs after “hearing a rumour about a sermon being...
  • Why We Must Fight On

    12/27/2020 5:12:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 27, 2020 | Gil Gutknecht
    Rush Limbaugh lamented on Wednesday that despite thirty years of unprecedented success on the radio, he has failed to persuade a clear majority of our countrymen of the correctness of the conservative philosophy. In fairness, he has created an army of converts. Rush also admitted that there is compelling evidence that this presidential election was stolen and that conservatives had an otherwise successful election cycle. His introspection followed a self-described Debby Downer caller. She asked the troubling question, what have all of our efforts really accomplished? It appears all is lost. It is a question we all ask occasionally. Particularly...
  • Say “Merry Christmas,” Not “Happy Holidays”

    Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful Americans, Christians, and patriots! Not only have we almost made it through 2020, but also it’s the most wonderful day of the year. The (symbolic) day that Christ was born and God came to Earth in human form. It’s the most important and wonderful day of the year. So, don’t be afraid to say “Merry Christmas.” Just say it. Be a brave Christian and let everyone know that you believe in the Lord and are joyously celebrating his symbolic birthday. And don’t be afraid to do so; that’s what we’re celebrating. It’s Christmas,...
  • In ‘The Year Of Saint Joseph’ We Can All Learn From His Humble Example

    12/23/2020 9:32:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 23, 2020 | Thomas Griffin
    The actions of Joseph teach men how to be virtuous and women and children that they deserve to be protected, trusted, and cared for.Pope Francis, the spiritual father of the Roman Catholic world, recently declared that church body will journey through “A Year of St. Joseph” from Dec. 8, 2020, through Dec. 8, 2021. Proclaiming a year in the name of some person or theme is a method several popes have used to highlight an all-important message they believe to be critical for both the church and the entire world at that time. In 2014, Francis did something similar when...
  • Hope, Family, Warm Traditions, And Our Redeemer: The Meaning Of Christmas In Our Hardest Years

    12/23/2020 8:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 23, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Christmas is the most wondrous day of our calendar in any year of our lives. The bright lights, smells, and smiles discernible even to an infant quickly grow into a sense of hope, awe, and mystery as young boys and girls crane their necks on the car ride back from papa’s house to look out the window for a sign of that bright red nose in the sky. As time moves on, our hopes turn to the company of friends and family, and our awe to the sacred mysteries of God made man for our sake. Our experience of Christmas...
  • Being Found by God

    12/23/2020 6:17:05 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 8 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | December 22, 2020 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    I was flying into Denver a year or so back to speak at a conference. Seated next to me on the plane was a very well-dressed Muslim woman, who looked quite professional in her outfit and her demeanor. About 45 minutes away from landing, she turned to me and spoke: “Are you a Christian priest?” I was wearing my cassock. “Yes,” I responded. “I have never met a Christian before,” she said. “Do you really believe that Jesus is God and that He died?” I was immediately put in mind of an exam I took in seminary. It was called...
  • In Praise of a Tolerant Religion: Christianity

    12/21/2020 5:54:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 21, 2020 | Jeff Davidson
    As we have witnessed in recent times, some groups have lawlessly removed from American streets and public buildings any vestiges of our history as well as religious symbols in general, Christianity in particular. The perpetrators hide behind masks and hide behind terms such as "social justice” and “diversity." They claim to be champions of protecting people of different minor faiths. As a non-religious person, I have lived in Christian America all my life. I have never felt anything less than welcomed from the time I could first formulate coherent and lasting thoughts to this day. Growing PainsI have visited 46...
  • 'Always Winter, But Never Christmas'

    12/20/2020 7:25:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | December 20, 2020 | Jerry Newcombe
    In C. S. Lewis’s book, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," he describes a beautiful place (Narnia) under the spell of an evil character (the White Witch) – who symbolizes the Devil. Lewis writes of her that it was she who has made it "always winter, but never Christmas.""Always winter, but never Christmas" – what a great phrase to describe this world, without the loving, powerful, and positive influence of Jesus Christ.Could you imagine life in such an intolerable state where we had to endure the brutal conditions of the winter season – but never having Christmas to look...
  • Quick Compelling Bible Study Vol. 40: Tis the Season, Isaiah Foretells the Coming of Christ

    12/20/2020 4:48:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 20, 2020 | Myra Kahn Adams
    Source: Photo Credit: Myra AdamsThis week we continue studying the real “reason for the season” found in the Word of God — gift wrapped in light and love with free shipping for eternity.The idea for this study was conceived in church last Sunday after I listened to the Old Testament reading from Isaiah 61:1-2.Isaiah is considered the greatest of all the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) prophets, and his name means “The Lord saves.” Two of his passages are personal favorites previously discussed in Vol. 3 and Vol. 11. In Isaiah 61:1-2 — written around 711 years before the birth of...
  • Democratic memo declares 'rise of white Christian nationalism is a national security threat'

    12/20/2020 3:08:45 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    Just The News ^ | 20 Dec 20 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The Secular Democrats of America PAC prepared a report for Joe Biden and his transition team that outlines a roadmap to "boldly restore a vision of constitutional secularism and respect in the land for religious and intellectual pluralism." The federal political action committee "represents secular Democratic individuals and organizations" and advocates for "secular governance, promote respect and inclusion of nonreligious Americans, and mobilize nonreligious voters." The proposal was formally presented by Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin and Jared Huffman, co-chairs of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, and endorsed by Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney. “We’ve offered the new administration a roadmap to restore...
  • Is Joe Biden Catholic? As of 2020, Absolutely Not

    Generally, the Marxists of the left are, like Karl Marx, unapologetic atheists. They slander religious people, openly advocate against religious ideas and practices, and advocate for policies that are antithetical to a religious and moral society. However, come election time, they are forced to reckon with the fact that most of America is still, in fact, a religious society. So, to make themselves seem more electable, the Democrats occasionally pretend that they are religious. Recently, they have been claiming that Joe Biden is a Catholic, despite his support of anti-Christian policies and support for a part that stands against God....