It is rare to see Hollywood celebrities, particularly massive stars, showing their faith in God to the public, but Chris Pratt is not quite like other Hollywood celebrities.
Aside from the obvious fact that he’s not an Atheistic liberal, Chris Pratt is not afraid to be so outspoken about his faith in the Lord. We’ve seen him tweet prayers for close friends and being an overall good guy, but this speech might flat out make him my new favorite Hollywood actor.
At the MTV Movie awards earlier this week, Chris Pratt was honored with the “Generation Award”. In his acceptance speech (video below), he felt compelled to give a list of tips, or as he calls them, “9 Rules From Chris Pratt”.
Here’s some of the list, the ones I think are the best “rules”:
Number 1: “Breathe. If you don’t, you’ll suffocate.”
Number 2: “You have a soul. Be careful with it.”
Number 3: “Don’t be a turd. If you’re strong, be a protector and if you’re smart, be a humble influencer. Strength and intelligence can be weapons and do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that.”
Number 5: “Doesn’t matter what it is, earn it. A good deed, reach out to someone in pain, be of service, it feels good and it’s good for your soul.”
Number 6: “God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.”
Number 8: “Learn to pray. It’s easy and it’s so good for your soul.”
Number 9: “Nobody is perfect. People are going to tell you you’re perfect just the way you are; you’re not! You are imperfect. You always will be, but there’s a powerful force that designed you that way. And if you’re willing to accept that, you will have grace and grace is a gift. Like the freedom we enjoy in this country that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood. Do not forget it. Don’t take it for granted.”
Finally, he ends his speech by saying: “God bless you. Please get home safely.”
Let me tell you, I far prefer Chris Pratt’s acceptance speech than I did Robert De Niro’s. Not only is Pratt’s not an unnecessary and dull tirade against Trump that shows signs of insanity, but it’s also a very good and positive message.
Frankly, I don’t know which rule is my favorite. I certainly appreciate number 6’s bold and truthful statement about God’s existence and His unconditional love for us. It’s basic, but it’s also very much appreciated. If this were a church sermon, this would be an unnecessary proclamation. Pretty much everyone in a church is already accepting of the fact that God is real. But since this is an award ceremony with other A- and B-list celebrities, such as Chadwick Boseman and Mila Kunis, I would say that Pratt’s bold statement is a welcome change of pace for what otherwise might’ve been yet another unnecessary and alienating tirade against Trump.
And before a Leftist reader (not certain that there even are any here) claims that God is “alienating”, I’ll say that it’s really not. First, his proclamation isn’t bashing the beliefs of half his audience; it’s boldly professing his own. Second, Pratt’s message is about the love God has for us. That is literally the opposite of alienating.
This proclamation is certainly a welcome change of pace from the usual Leftist insanity that they promulgate and shove down people’s throats.
The other two that are in contention would have to be 8 and 9. 8, much like 6, is simple but powerful. It’s also a fantastic tip to anyone who hears it. Prayer is a fundamental part of faith in God and will honestly help a lot of people.
For anyone who feels left out and as though they don’t matter, prayer can help them feel and believe that there is someone in this universe that is listening. And aside from feeling good, you can also build a good relationship with God in this manner. Though He already knows what is in your heart, He delights in your prayers.
But number 9 seems to be the best one out of all of them. Let’s read that one more time, shall we? “Nobody is perfect. People are going to tell you you’re perfect just the way you are; you’re not! You are imperfect. You always will be, but there’s a powerful force that designed you that way. And if you’re willing to accept that you will have grace and grace is a gift…”
This both takes the time to give fantastic advice for people who feel they should be perfect and continues sharing the greatness of God. You are not perfect. You never will be, neither should you try to be. You were not designed to be perfect. You were designed according to His purpose. According to His plan.
“… Like the freedom we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood. Do not forget it. Don’t take it for granted.”
That is perhaps the most powerful part of his entire speech. Not only does he show his patriotism for his country in acknowledging that this country enjoys freedoms next to no other country enjoys and those freedoms were fought for by brave men in the past who died for the vision of a free nation and a free people, he brings it back to God and the sacrifice Christ made at the cross.
He died so that we may be free from sin, forgiven for those sins and that we may be given grace to enter Heaven should we repent, ask for this forgiveness and accept Christ as our Lord and Savior.
And yes, I suppose you could say it’s a bit blasphemous to compare the sacrifice made by men to create this nation with the sacrifice made by the Son of God to give us salvation, but I think Pratt understands the unbelievable sacrifice Christ made at the cross and wanted to also add in a bit of patriotism with a parallel that works.
Of course, Christ’s sacrifice is incredibly more important to far many more people. This is something we can all agree on, including the superstar actor. But it’s worth taking note of the sacrifice other people made in making this a free nation. Let’s be honest, how many other actors winning awards will take the time to note the greatness of our nation and its fortuitous freedom which many take for granted?
Hollywood people usually either attack the POTUS, the policy he’s enacting or employing even if it’s good for the country or has been employed by previous Presidents or flat out attack our system of government and wish for some sort of communist revolution to occur (which would not happen in a capitalist country, as dictated by history).
But Pratt’s acknowledgment of the sacrifice made by our Founding Fathers and the revolutionaries, as well as the immense sacrifice made by Christ on the cross is noteworthy. Like the freedoms we enjoy in this country, we should not take for granted the sacrifice and the gift that Christ has given us.
If left entirely up to us, it is highly unlikely we would be able to reach the Kingdom of God. In fact, let me rephrase that. It’s IMPOSSIBLE to reach the Kingdom of God without Him. Verse after verse explains well how we cannot enter Heaven on our own. So taking Christ’s sacrifice for granted would lead us nowhere desirable.
When people in movies and t.v. talk about someone making the ultimate sacrifice aka laying down their lives to save their friends, no other being in the history of Earth ever made a sacrifice as powerful, successful and grand as the one Christ made on the cross. A character in a movie or show may be able to save his friend or group of friends, but Christ saved all who believeth in Him. I can’t possibly claim to know a precise number, but it should be around the BILLIONS range in the roughly 2000 years since His death.
But returning to Pratt’s speech, I find it endearing to see a Hollywood mega star such as himself being so outspoken about his faith in God and his appreciation for this country. I think this goes to show that Pratt is the Lot to Hollywood’s Sodom. A man of faith in a wicked environment. I pray that Pratt’s faith is strong enough to withstand the wicked environment he lives in. So far, he seems to be doing well.
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
For those who have been reading these articles for quite some time, you’ll know I’m not a big football fan. I’m more of a basketball fan, myself. And with the recent protests by NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem and NFL Commissioner’s Roger Goodell being a massive hypocrite allowing these protesters to protest but not allowing a veteran’s group to air an ad during the Super Bowl urging people to stand, I have little reason to like the NFL.
However, one team in particular has caught my attention and admiration. That team is the Super Bowl LII champions Philadelphia Eagles. But it’s not the fact that they beat the juggernaut that is the Patriots that’s gotten me to like them. It’s not that they played some fantastic football (that I would’ve missed had it not been because no one took a knee during the anthem).
No, my attention and admiration came after the game ended and the Eagles secured their victory.
While Eagles’ fans celebrated their big win by literally tearing apart their city, Eagles’ Head Coach Doug Pederson took stage during the post-game celebration where he said he gives thanks to “my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Eagles QB Nick Foles also gave thanks by giving “glory to God.” And, according to the Daily Wire, they weren’t the only ones as a number of Eagles players such as Tight End Zach Ertz also gave glory to the Lord.
According to the Daily Wire: “This unapologetic display of Christianity is nothing new. The team has been outspoken about its faith convictions all year. Carson Wentz said that Christ was the ‘binding force’ in the locker room, keeping the men together and helping them to be an effective and cohesive unit on the field. Other players, like Wide Receiver Torrey Smith, have also spoken powerfully about their spiritual beliefs.”
In a league dominated by self-serving morons such as Colin Kaepernick, Michael Bennett and Marshawn Lynch (who I used to like when I was living in Oregon and was a Seahawks fan), it’s humbling to see these people give thanks to the only being in existence who could make it possible for them: God.
While most players would thank their teammates (something everyone should do in a team sport, but not the only people they should thank), these guys chose to humble themselves before the Lord and praise His name before a live audience.
And despite the fact that three Eagles players will not be going to the White House to meet Trump, one of them being Torrey Smith, it really doesn’t matter to me. I would hope they'd like Trump, but it's more important that they love Christ. (Of course, I don’t know if the other two are Christian. One of them doesn’t seem to be since his reason for boycotting is simply that he hates Trump while the other two didn’t express any hatred of Trump.)
According to the Daily Wire, Safety Malcolm Jenkins told CNN: “My message has been clear all year. I’m about, you know, creating positive change in the communities that I come from, whether it be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana or this entire country. I want to see changes in our criminal justice system (considering the memo and the Deep State corruption, I'd rather it be put into effect, rather than be changed). I want to see us push for… [economic] and educational advancement in communities of color and low-income communities. And I want to see our relationships between our communities and our law enforcement be advanced.”
Ironically, that sounds to me like Jenkins wants to Make America Great Again. Almost all of these things are positive in their own right and Trump is trying to do that for everyone in the country.
Torrey Smith took a different approach by defending the anthem protests, saying they’re not actually anthem protests, just “a protest during the anthem.” I won’t get into this largely because I appreciate him being a Christian and also because I could go on and on about this subject, so I’ll cut it short.
My point is that, despite these three choosing not to go to the White House to meet with the President, I still appreciate the team’s outspoken faith.
I don’t care if Smith doesn’t like Trump (what he said didn’t exactly indicate that he doesn’t like him). What matters is that he loves Christ. What matters is that he loves God. Everything else is secondary.
And the Eagles are aware of that. Frankly, if I could, I’d be more inclined to watch more Eagles games due to this. Due to the protests, I wasn’t inclined to like any of the NFL’s teams. Not even my Seahawks and Dolphins. I was more inclined to disliking the 49ers, even without Kaepernick. Inclined to dislike the Raiders due to Lynch. And even inclined to stop being a fan of the Seahawks thanks to Michael Bennett.
I’m inclined to heavily disliking the Steelers due to that whole Alejandro Villanueva incident in which he decided to leave the locker room, stand for the anthem and was forced to apologize for it.
I’m also inclined to dislike the Patriots because of the deflate-gate scandal (that I still think robbed my Seahawks of a title) and because Elizabeth Warren is a Patriots fan. No surprise, really, given that Warren seemingly supports cheaters.
But now, I’m inclined to like the Eagles, at least the ones who profess their faith unapologetically.
Even in a league dominated by hatred, the Light of the Lord shines brightly when these players offer thanks to Him.
“Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
Author: Freddie Drake Marinelli.
There’s been quite a bit of talk lately about Reparations for slavery – Rep Conyers introduced a revised version of his Reparations Bill recently and a college professor demands whites to keep a ‘reparations’ account.
Slavery was a disgrace in this country – and we should all be ashamed. But do any of these ‘leaders’ know that it was the DEMOCRATS who wanted to keep slavery? Do they know it was the DEMOCRATS who created the Confederacy – and yes, its FLAG that liberals hate so much? Do they know that it was the DEMOCRATS who founded the KKK? Do they know it was the DEMOCRATS who OPPOSED the 13th amendment to free slaves? Do they know that 100% of DEMOCRATS voted against this amendment? Do they know it was the DEMOCRATS who opposed the Civil Rights act of 1957? Do they know it was the DEMOCRATS that implemented SEGREGATION in the south?
So, if you ask me I’ll tell you:
You want reparations? Sure! SUE THE DNC!!
They have TONS of money and 100% of the fault! African Americans have been the TARGET of the Democrat Party since before the Civil War!
It was the REPUBLICAN PARTY that was founded to END SLAVERY. Abraham Lincoln, remember? He was a REPUBLICAN. It was REPUBLICAN President Eisenhower who introduced the civil rights bill in 1957. It was REPUBLICAN preacher Martin Luther King Jr. who fought Democrats for Civil Rights.
Almost everyone would agree that it’s wrong to punish innocent people for things they haven’t done. The white population as a whole isn’t responsible for slavery – in fact, only the DEMOCRAT ELITES are responsible for slavery, back during the Civil war and today as well. It's the DEMOCRATS who promote slavery to this day.
An article in The African Spear states that ‘Obama’s great-great-great-great grandfather, George Washington Overall, owned two slaves who were recorded in the 1850 census in Nelson County, Ky., the Baltimore Sun reported in 2007. And Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Duvall, also owned slaves.’
But whether or not this is true, we do know the Democrat history of oppressing people, establishing rules and regulations such as Jim Crow laws for the specific purpose of enslaving as many of us as they can. And in order to enslave you they must absolutely keep you enslaved to the past.
No matter what race you are, if you’re an American, you’ve never been a slave or a slave owner in the historical sense. To the extent that you stay in the past – with guilt over something you didn’t do if you’re white, or with rage for something you never suffered if you’re black – you’re a slave to the past. And no matter what side of the equation you’re on, getting reparations won’t solve your financial problem and paying reparations won’t solve your guilt problem either.
There’s an interesting story in the Bible that helps us understand this principle: to prioritize correctly. Jesus is on his way to Galilee and He stops at a well in Samaria, where there’s a woman with a really bad reputation drawing water out of the well. Jews wouldn’t talk to Samaritans at the time, because they were polytheists and generally speaking they were unclean in every sense of the word. But Jesus reached out to all the gentiles at the time and this conversation with the Samaritan woman was critical to understanding how we must prioritize in our lives.
You see, in this encounter Jesus asked for water. In John 4:9-10 we read : ‘The Samaritan woman said to him “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?”(For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.). Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you ‘Give me a drink’, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water”.
He would have given you ‘living water’ means he would have given you eternal life. He would have given you the desires of your heart. He would have given you what matters most. He would have given you JOY. He would have given you GRACE.
Friend, there’s no amount of reparations that will give you what you really need: joy and Grace. Whatever void you have in your life, even if you try to fill it with money, or power, or fun or whatever it is that you put at the top of your priorities, I guarantee you may be happy for a while, but then…it’s never enough to fill that void. And that’s because you’re focused on the WRONG things. You’re looking for STUFF to fill that void, but earthly pleasures don’t really fill it, do they?
The African American community of this country would be doing themselves a BIG favor if they stopped favoring the Democrat elites, who want to enslave them to the past without solving any real problem. I know what you’re thinking ‘if only I had more money, the money that the whites owe my family, I’d be OK’. But remember the many times you had that ‘if only’ thought – when you actually got what you wished for, how long did your happiness last?. 'If only I had my driver's license'. 'If only I got a good job'. 'If only I got that promotion'. 'If only my boss didn't bother me this much'.
You get the idea: happiness lasts until you wish for something bigger or better. And it's NEVER enough.
Trust me, your joy is not in getting or paying reparations – whether you’re black or white. Your joy is found in the LIVING WATER. Put the past behind you, stop listening to democrat elites and focus on the long term JOY!
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water”
Author: Daniela R.
That’s what’s really at the core of abortion – are fetuses living human beings? Pro-choice advocates don’t think so, pro-life advocates believe so. How can we answer this question?
First of all, let me tell you something very important. Much like in a court of law, the BURDEN OF PROOF is on the accusing side. The prosecutor must prove that the defendant did what he’s accused of.
In our case, the prosecutor is the PRO-CHOICE side.
You see, even pro-choice supporters know we’ve all been fetuses at some point. So we know that ultimately we develop as living human beings inside our mothers’ womb. There is no question about that.
In order for pro-choice advocates to defend their position, first they must PROVE that fetuses are NOT LIVING HUMAN PERSONS. If there’s a shadow of a doubt about this, the RIGHT thing to do is to PROTECT that life that’s growing inside his mother’s womb.
The three characteristics need to be present: LIVING + HUMAN + PERSON. We know that cancer, for example, is a living mass of cells. We know it’s human. But we also know it’s not a person.
How about fetuses?
The key is to identify when life begins. Civilized countries in the world have laws protecting human life after we’re born – with the exception of ISIS and some barbaric nations, the civil world penalizes murder. So we can say there’s an overwhelming understanding that once we’re born, our lives are protected by law.
How about when we’re in our mother’s womb?
That’s precisely what Roe v Wade didn’t define clearly – ‘viability’ is the term the ruling used. But viability changes as technology progresses and we’re able to see and know more about the fetus growing in his mother’s womb. For example, we now know that a fetus can survive at 23 weeks. That wasn’t the case in 1973 when Roe v Wade was issued.
One important point that scientific progress has clarified is:
OUR ENTIRE GENETIC CODE IS ESTABLISHED AT CONCEPTION
Science tells us that – and we cannot ignore this very important fact.
If our entire genetic code is established at conception, it means that at conception our gender, height, eye color, hair color, intelligence, emotions, personality, passions, talents, weight, illnesses, etc. were determined.
At conception we know we’re not a cancerous cell, or any other code-name pro-choice advocates want to give us.
In other words, at conception it’s defined that we are LIVING HUMAN PERSONS.
We’re living, because we have life – we’re growing, like a child who’s still growing. But we’re LIFE.
We’re human, because our parents are human and therefore we cannot be anything other than HUMAN.
We’re different persons from our mother, because our genetic code has already established what kind of PERSON we are.
And it all happens AT CONCEPTION.
Now, pro-choice advocates have the BURDEN OF PROOF to demonstrate that we’re NOT living human beings. They need to prove SCIENCE wrong. How they 'feel' about pregnancies isn't the issue. And quite frankly, nobody should care. They must PROVE science wrong...
The passion that pro-life supporters feel is consistent with anybody wanting to save LIFE. It’s like when a child falls into a well, where nobody can reach him. You call firefighters, neighbors and virtually when it makes the news, all of us (pro-choice advocates included!) follow the story and hope and scream to the screen: PLEASE SAVE THAT LIFE!
With abortion it’s the same – we’re PRAYING and SCREAMING to PLEASE SAVE THAT LIFE!
I don’t need to tell Christians where in the Bible they can find that abortion is murder.
But if you’re a pro-choice advocate and don’t care about the Bible, prove us wrong. Prove us that life DOES NOT begin at conception. Prove us that you weren’t a distinctive and different living human being when you were in your mother’s womb. It’s on YOU to prove us wrong. It’s on YOU to prove that the defendant is guilty. It's on YOU to prove science wrong.
As you continue promoting abortion, since it’s LIFE you’re ending, you’re now promoting MURDER. Civilized countries have laws that protect HUMAN LIFE and punish MURDERERS.
If we want to become a civilized country again we must OVERTURN Roe v Wade.
If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
Author: Daniela R.
When Donald Trump began his campaign in 2015, he was mocked – nobody took him seriously or thought he had a chance to win the nomination. The political 'experts' dismissed him early on.
As you know, those ‘experts’ were wrong…
Then, when he finally won the nomination, nobody thought he’d beat Hillary, the corrupt Democrat candidate who the entire MSM rallied behind. She was the very definition of the DEEP STATE. She WAS the Deep State candidate – impossible to beat, according to the experts.
As you know, those ‘experts’ were wrong…again…
Then, as Trump took office, nobody thought he’d be serious about the fight against the ‘deep state’ or the ‘swamp’ – but his actions so far are an indication he’s absolutely serious about this. He signed executive orders to:
And more to come.
Trump is aiming at the heart of the deep state. This battle has begun, even though experts had predicted he’d never fulfill campaign promises.
As you can see, those ‘experts’ were wrong…again..
Now, the same never-trumpers who accused Trump of being the true establishment and a joke, are now saying that the ‘deep state’ is too big for Trump to beat. They say the only possible end result is Trump’s eventual loss of this fight.
Putting aside the multiple times these ‘experts’ have been wrong about Trump, let’s contemplate the possibility that they’re right about the size and depth of deep state. And let’s just for a moment consider that Trump could lose this battle even if he truly wanted to drain the swamp, which these experts still doubt.
If Trump was alone, I’d have to agree with these experts’ assessment. The deep state is too deep, too big and too dangerous – it’s taken other presidents out before. And these presidents – Bush 41, Bush 43, Nixon, Kennedy, among others – weren’t even trying to drain the swamp.
But this time it’s different
Because in an interview with CBN President Trump admitted that he’s praying to God a lot more than before, to guide his decisions. Trump is a man of faith. And God has this tendency to show up in dramatic circumstances and elevate the least likely people (‘least likely’ in the natural, of course) and show off His power.
Think of David and Goliath. David was a boy who was taking care of his father’s sheep. Nobody thought too much of young David – he wasn’t fully developed, he was too young. In fact, his own brothers made fun of him when he showed up at the battlefield…
But when it was time to defeat Goliath, David didn’t hesitate – he hurled a stone from his sling with all his might and hit Goliath in the center of the forehead. Goliath fell on his face to the ground and David cut off his head. David was a hero – and he grew up to become the best King and warrior the Israelites ever had.
But what is my point?
In the natural, David was too small for the giant. In the natural he truly was. But David had spent months and months on end all by himself, taking care of the sheep and building a relationship with God – praying. And he also spent time protecting the sheep from predators – he was gaining experience for the battle ahead.
If our President is praying and consulting God, believe me, the Deep State is no match for God. The president isn’t alone – like David, he has God on his side. This is a man who knows the media better than they know themselves. He knows the ‘experts’, he’s negotiated with the deep state over and over while building his business. He’s been preparing for this very moment. As ‘unlikely’ as he may appear in the eyes of these 'experts’, God knows He can use Trump for His purpose.
Why does God use the ‘least likely’ people?
Because He wants to show that if these folks were to rely just on their own strength they would surely lose
If David had doubted God, he would have lost.
God wants to get a very specific message across: we need Him. And everything we accomplish in life, as unlikely as they may seem sometimes, comes from HIM. He wants all of us to understand that He is in control. No matter how big the problem, how powerful the enemy, how difficult the situation – if you keep God at the top of your priorities, if you pray, if you consult Him no problem and no enemy is bigger than God.
To the extent that Trump and his supporters see how much bigger than the Deep State God really is, he should have no issues winning this battle. And when he does win, it’ll be all thanks to God.
Keep on praying, my friend.
1 Samuel 34-37
But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”
And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”
Author: Daniela R.
Sally Boynton Brown, DNC Chair candidate, said on Monday her job is to ‘shut white people down’ and that she’s a woman so she doesn’t 'get it'. Her white side may be OK shutting white people down, but I’m not sure her woman side would agree – after all, weren’t liberal women shouting and protesting against the 'injustices' of this world last weekend?
But then again, little Sally here is a liberal. She truly doesn’t get it.
Democrats are facing the biggest loss of power since they lost the Civil War. The community organizing mindset introduced by Obama, where all white people are racists and most people are transgender, has literally destroyed the democrat party.
One hundred and fifty six years ago the Democrats formed the Confederacy to OPPOSE the Republican North in its effort to end slavery. They, consequently, started a WAR against BLACK PEOPLE in America, which included the founding of the KKK and the establishment of Segregation in the South as they regained power in that part of the country.
Eight years ago the democrats decided to start a WAR against EVERYBODY – from the poor, to white people, to hard-working Americans, to women, to babies, to the police…all to ‘protect’ the 0.1% of the population who is transgender and whose rights are really the same as everybody else’s – at least in America. They’re butchered in the Middle East, but there is NO LAW in our country that jeopardizes these people’s rights.
Eight years later, much like after the Civil War, democrats are virtually irrelevant in our political landscape.
It took Republicans to free slaves, end segregation and enact Civil Rights laws, and it’ll take republicans to protect the rights of all the people the Democrats have decided to destroy.
The problem with democrats is they’re evil.
I think it was Oriana Fallaci, the Italian journalist, who once said that we all have an inner fascist on the inside. She was an atheist, but if she were alive today, I’d have to tell her that what she says is exactly what the Bible says about all of us – we’re all sinners. She calls it the ‘inner fascist’, God calls it ‘sin’.
What this means is that we’re born fundamentally sinners and it’s not until we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior that our hearts change. Think of it this way, as toddlers we’re selfish whining human beings ready to beat other kids up just to snatch a toy from their hands. If we’re not properly educated, we grow up violent and criminals. You may have noticed some of the protesters on inauguration day last week were literally crying like babies. These people are not fully developed – but they’re big in size, so they can now beat you up more easily than when they were toddlers.
There’s a little fascist in all of us until the Holy Spirit takes his place. Democrats have never repressed that little fascist and their hatred for unborn children, or whites, or conservatives of any color is so flagrant that they cannot hold their tongues anymore and are now becoming more violent...and obvious.
The heart of their problem is precisely that – their hearts.
They have invited the devil himself into their hearts and they refuse to become civil and live in a civil world where theirs is just but one point of view. They want that shiny toy. That shiny toy could be anything from abortion, to the White House, to money, to alcohol or drugs. They want what they want and they want it now.
What do you do with people like that?
First of all, let’s be clear on something – they’re not as many as they claim to be. Yes, they’re loud, but by no means are they the majority in this country. They’re a very small portion of the population. This alone, should be comforting.
Second, let’s lead by example. I’ve received the Holy Spirit and I lead my life in a way that’s consistent with the Christian Life as it’s written in the Bible. Am I perfect? Of course not! I still have that ‘inner fascist’ that sometimes takes over. But I’m obedient to the Word of God. I ask for forgiveness and trust my life to Jesus. He’s done so much in my life, I have no reason NOT to trust Him. If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior I urge you to do so immediately. You have nothing to lose and on the contrary, everything to gain.
Third, when your democrat friends see the work that Jesus does in your life – how you remain calm no matter what, how much courage you have, how much JOY you have – they’ll wonder why. While they’re crying and frustrated, you’re joyful and prosperous. They’ll wonder why and then, my friend, you go ahead and witness the good news – the Gospel. Remember, good news wouldn’t be so good if it wasn’t for the bad news – a life wasted with frustration, hatred and envy. Who wants that?
And he said to them, Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Author: Daniela R.
You may have seen Obama’s last tweet as president: ‘I’m still asking you to BELIEVE’ he said. In fact, he used the word ‘believe’ not once, not twice, but THREE times in his last tweet. BELIEVE, BELIEVE, BELIEVE in change. You may remember, he ran on ‘Change you can BELIEVE in’ 8 years ago.
The choice of word is not accidental. The left asks you to:
In sum, liberals ask you to believe anything BUT Jesus.
Why would the left use a RELIGIOUS approach to recruit?
The answer is quite simple:
We all are born with a CONSCIENCE
Conscience is that part of our heart that tells us when to feel GUILTY or PLEASED with our actions, thoughts and words. We’re born with MORALS. And if we have morals, somebody or something put it in us….consequently:
We’re born to BELIEVE…
Years ago Bruce Hood, professor of developmental psychology at Bristol University in the UK, conducted a research that revealed that supernatural beliefs are hardwired into our brains from birth. It’s not surprising because even lost tribes in the middle of Africa with no connection to any form of western civilization have gods they worship.
And the left knows very well that human beings are born to believe in SOMETHING.
Now, we all know that DECEIT is the left’s most powerful weapon – so they will try to get you to believe in anything but Jesus, the left’s biggest threat.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the Biblical account of Adam and Eve and the tree of knowledge of good and evil and how the serpent deceived Eve.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman ‘ Did God actually say “You shall not eat of any tree in the garden”’. And the woman said to the serpent ‘We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said “ You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die”’. But the serpent said to the woman ‘You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil’. So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she too of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.
The serpent managed to RECRUIT Eve – he influenced on her to BELIEVE she was going to be 'like God knowing good and evil' if she ate that fruit and everything was going to be OK. As we know, Adam and Eve weren't 'like God knowing good' and were kicked out of the Garden. And that’s when all our earthly problems started.
But my point is liberals, like the serpent, use a religious-like way of convincing people to believe things that aren’t true, or that are half-truths.
How can you tell true religion from a FALSE religion like democrat doctrine?
It’s really simpler than you think.
You see, Democrats use a ‘man-centered’ approach to their religion: ‘change you can believe in’, ‘believe in yourself’, ‘your ancestors were apes’, etc. They take one of your ‘feelings’ – despair, anger, jealousy, etc – and turn it into an ‘experience’ for you. Rioters smashing windows and cars during the Trump inauguration are a good example: they took their anger and the experience of smashing other people’s property made them feel good…at least for a few minutes.
The left wants you to ‘EXPERIENCE’ their faith – they want you to ‘FEEL’ a certain way.
But, you see, the 5-minute ‘pleasure’ of smashing somebody’s car is short-lived, and it really doesn’t give you anything of substance to really improve your life.
What gives you REAL POSITIVE CHANGE?
The answer is also quite simple: theology, which is a GOD-CENTERED approach to religion. When you put God at the center of your life, smashing windows is a no-no. And instead, you’ll BELIEVE what God says about you:
There’s a big difference between RELIGION and THEOLOGY – I choose theology.
And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it”, when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
Author: Daniela R.
God works in mysterious ways, they say. And it’s true. A recent report issued by Voice of the Martyrs, Canada, indicates that Muslims are converting to Christianity by the thousands.
‘There are thousands upon thousands coming to Christ. We are in regular contact with our FM stations in Iraq and have talked with many people who have family in the Middle East. Some of our Middle Eastern broadcasters have shared testimonies [about many turning to Christ] with us, which they hear directly from listeners when visiting there ...’ a spokesperson of the Voice of the Martyrs said to BosNewsLife.
In Iran, in spite of the deadly persecution, it is estimated that there are now 360,000 Christians, up from roughly 500 in 1979.
God works in mysterious ways, indeed.
You see, the fact of the matter is, persecution leads to CONVERSION more than it leads to EXTINCTION of Christians.
Think about it this way - every person on this planet is doing either of two things:
He’s either running TOWARDS Jesus, or he’s running FROM Jesus
There are really no other options. Christians are running TOWARDS Jesus. Atheists, Muslims, Liberals, Agnostics, Buddhists, followers of transcendental meditation or Scientology or astrology are ALL running FROM Jesus. The last thing they want is to hear about Jesus.
During times of reasonable peace, when you don’t hear about beheadings as much, each one of us would typically continue on our path towards or from Jesus – we go to work, we pay our bills, we watch movies and depending on which direction we go, we may not really be thinking much about Him and how blessed we are to have a job, a family and friends, or we may thank Him every day of our life.
But then, people around the world start witnessing these horrible terrorist acts – not against governments, or institutions, or a political system like the old IRA (Irish Republican Army), or the Bolsheviks – but against Christians. Against people who all they want to do is read their Bibles and worship God. That’s all.
Now, instead of Christians submitting to these terrorists and convert to Islam, they CHOOSE to die horrible deaths.
So unbelievers, including Muslims, wonder: ‘why don’t they just convert to Islam? Why die for Jesus? Isn’t that crazy?’
After a while these unbelievers get a little bit more curious and start reading about Jesus. And that’s when they fully understand why people are willing to be martyred for Him.
In Laos, for example, according to Voice of the Martyrs, conversion happens because people ‘understand the importance of God’s love towards them as an individual. Many have never really experienced this form of love in their life and they have embraced the message of salvation willingly.’
Each period of harsh persecution leads to a period of Christian expansion, which in turn leads to more persecution as the leaders of certain regimes see Christians (or rather, Jesus) as a threat to their power. It happens in America too – Obama sees Jesus as a threat to his power. He is running FROM Jesus too.
God is building His Kingdom. And He uses evil leaders for His purpose. The Roman Empire is a good example of this. One of the reasons Christianity made it to Europe was because of Rome. As you know, it was the Roman Empire that conspired with religious leaders in Judea to crucify Jesus. Roman Governor Pontius Pilate and the Jewish leaders had Jesus arrested and in a mock trial condemned Him to death. Romans were not big fans of Jesus Christ for the same reasons Obama isn’t a big fan of Jesus: He was a threat to their power. But thanks to the roads that the Roman Empire in its majesty built as they conquered land, the apostles and their followers were able to travel all through Europe to bring the Gospel.
Without the evil Roman Empire, Christianity wouldn’t have made it into Europe and obviously, it wouldn’t have made it into America either...
Terrorism must be defeated, but make no mistake, it’s all part of God’s plan. Nothing is a surprise to Him – to us it is, but not to Him.
So, are you running TOWARDS Jesus or FROM Jesus?
If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
Author: Daniela R.
Trust me – I’ve been on both sides. I was an unbeliever and now I’m a believer. Life was much harder when I was an unbeliever.
I know what you’re going to say – hard NOT to be a Christian? Who’s ISIS mass-murdering? CHRISTIANS! So being a Christian is probably harder than not being a Christian, right?
Yes, ISIS is targeting Christians – but they’re also targeting all other ‘infidels’. Unless you’re a Muslim, they’ll try to kill you sooner or later.
But most unbelievers think that if they convert they’ll have to give up a lot – fun, sex, prosperity. In sum, they’ll have to start behaving and that’s a problem.
I’m going to give you TWO reasons why NOT being a Christian is a problem.
The first reason is SLAVERY
Unbelievers are slaves – slaves to whatever it is they worship. Some worship money, some worship sex, some worship themselves. In my case, it was money. I’m an options trader and an Investor – I’ve been in Finance for 17 years. And while I’m very successful at what I do, the truth is I’m not taking one cent with me when I die.
The perspective of an unbeliever is short term – they want as much money (or sex, or pleasure, or fun, or drugs, or alcohol, or work!) as they can in THIS life. Because it’s THIS life the only one that the unbeliever has.
But when you convert and look at your life from God’s perspective, everything changes. Not that you don’t have fun, or sex or alcohol or money. No. You still have all of that – but you FREE YOURSELF from all of these things because your perspective changes.
You will be blessed, like I am, with a family and money and friends – but quite frankly, other than your family and friends, the rest of whatever it is you’re a slave to, you will not take to heaven with you. Only people will go to heaven. Not your work, or your career or your money. Just people.
So the best you can do in THIS life is to prepare for your NEXT life. You have to change your perspective so that you free yourself from the earthly idols that you have and live a joyful life now while you wait for God to take you home. Non-believers are slaves to whatever they put at the top of their priorities. And when they don't get enough of what they want, they suffer. They want more and more and more of the object of their desires - it's never enough and so they're never truly joyful. They may be happy for a while, but they don't have JOY in their lives.
We, believers, put God at the top of our priorities and everything falls into place. Joy is guaranteed.
Slavery to your vices is the first reason why NOT being a Christian is more difficult than being a Christian.
The second reason is PROBLEMS.
You see, whether or not you’re a Christian, YOU WILL DEFINITELY FACE PROBLEMS IN THIS LIFE. All of us do. When unbelievers face big problems, they typically turn to desperation, depression, alcoholism, drugs, etc. Whether those problems are health issues or money issues or relationship issues, the unbeliever finds himself solving the problem ALONE. And if the problem is too big, he might sink into desperation – some of them even commit suicide.
Being a Christian is no guarantee that you won’t have problems – we are, after all, the top targets for ISIS. But we face issues differently. We know God is in control. Problems, we know, are there to make us stronger. They’re there to teach us something. They’re there for a reason. They're no fun, of course. But we understand there is a PURPOSE for them. And if our enemy is ISIS, we know that ultimately God will deliver us – because we have the long term perspective. We’re saved and we’ll meet the Lord face to face one day. We have the PROMISE of SALVATION.
We deal with our problems differently – sure, we may fall into depression as well, and we may feel sorry for ourselves from time to time. But ultimately, we get out of depression much faster than a non-believer because we TRUST GOD.
It’s hard NOT to be a Christian because unbelievers are slaves to their idols and because when facing problems, they’re more likely to fall into some sort of addiction.
It’d be so much better for unbelievers to understand what they’re missing out on is, really, the GOODNESS OF GOD.
The long term PERSPECTIVE that frees us from slavery and GOD’S PROMISE OF DELIVERANCE makes being a Christian so much easier...
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah. Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Author: Daniela R.
The mainstream media on the day of the shooting was quick in defining Esteban Santiago, the Fort Lauderdale shooter, as a mental case. To the best of our knowledge, he has never been diagonsed with anything 'mental'.
We all know the media just wants to advance the democrats’ gun control agenda. But the picture above is quite telling: the ISIS finger salute, the Middle Eastern scarf. It all points to terrorism. Even CBS reported that Santiago was ‘being forced to fight for ISIS'’.
We know authorities are not ruling out terror at this point. Whether or not this is an act of terrorism or an act of someone with ‘mental health’ issues, the fact of the matter is this is EVIL.
Let’s assume for a moment this man has ‘mental health’ issues – and therefore, he’s nothing but a victim, according to the general leftist world view. Santiago must be mentally ill and therefore he shouldn’t own a gun. It’s the gun’s fault, you see.
But this man also has TWO women – one in Alaska and one in Puerto Rico – and two kids – one with each. He’s been accused of beating up his girlfriend (presumably the woman in Alaska) and has been aggressive with his relatives on a regular basis. Presumably, he abandoned his wife in Puerto Rico too.
I don’t call that being a victim. I call that EVIL
You see, there’s right and wrong in this world. Since Santiago has never been diagnosed with a mental illness, the conclusions are obvious:
He PLANNED. He USED HIS HEAD to execute the attack, whatever his motives.
His problem isn’t intellectual – he’s not ‘mental’. He doesn’t have a ‘mental problem’. He’s not ‘mentally ill’.
His problem is with his HEART. His problem is SIN.
Evildoers always have a problem with their hearts.
Intellectually, Santiago knows what he’s doing. He’s not dumb. He’s EVIL. He’s SINFUL. What he did is a SIN.
We need to call it for what it is. We can’t continue making excuses for sin.
These days killing a baby in his mother’s womb is a choice. It’s a choice alright – a choice to KILL. That’s a SIN.
These days having multiple sexual partners is called fun. It may be fun alright, but it’s also a SIN.
These days homosexuality is a ‘life-style’. It may be a life-style alright, but it’s also a SIN.
If you have a problem with the word SIN you don’t need to tell me – take it up with God.
When you take God out of your life, you will find IDOLS somewhere else. You will idolize people who do what you do, thus LEGITIMIZING YOUR SIN.
Whether Esteban Santiago is a terrorist or just a murderer makes no difference.
Whether he worships Allah or Charles Manson makes no difference, because the problem with Santiago is HIS HEART.
When your HEART is right with God, you don’t kill anybody. You don’t WANT to kill, you don’t WANT to be gay, you don’t WANT to have multiple sex partners – YOU DON’T WANT TO SIN.
I’m not saying you don’t sin. I’m saying you DON’T WANT to sin. When you don't want to do something, chances are you are NOT going to do it.
Santiago’s brother said Esteban, the shooter, is ‘spiritual’. Spiritual? Really? How exactly?
The Spirit of God is definitely not within Esteban Santiago. The guy beats up women and has two families, but abandoned the one in Puerto Rico – and yet his own brother doesn’t see anything wrong with that?! And the next step was what, mass shooting?!
How is any of this 'spiritual'?!
Well, it's not. It's all SIN.
How do you combat sin?
With the Bible!
The only way to have more peace in this world, more meaningful relationships, less crime and less sin is if we are taught the word of God.
I think it’s time to bring the Bibles back into our schools. But since that may not happen any time soon, we as parents have the obligation to raise responsible adults – people who won’t kill, or steal, or cheat. It’s OUR JOB to raise our children to be able to tell right from wrong. If we don’t teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he’s old he will not depart from it.
Author: Daniela R.
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