This is one of those stories that fill me with concern but also with hope. I'm sure you'll understand the "concern" part easily, but the "hope" part perhaps is not as obvious. I'll get to that momentarily.
First, let me share with you the news circulating last week that Franklin Graham, the evangelical preacher son of Billy Graham, has been barred from 7 planned venues in his upcoming tour of the United Kingdom. The reasons provided by these venues? The supposed "anti-LGBT" views maintained by the preacher. Activist group "All Out" said on its website
"Graham travels around the world telling tens of thousands of people that Satan runs the LGBT+ movement. [...] Let's send a clear message to this US hatemonger that he's not welcome in London or the UK!"
To their credit, they do seem to understand that the basic message of sin is that Satan runs it...and that's the biblical message. Now, I don't know if Graham says "Satan runs the LGBT+ movement", but if he does, he would be consistent with what God tells us in the Bible. You see, Satan runs ALL sins, not just LGBT+ type of sin. He rules murderers, liars, pedophiles, cheaters, and generally speaking all sins. So in that regard, this particular group is being accurate as to who is to blame for all sin: Satan. The problem is they think they're being singled out, when in fact they're just one of many groups of sinners. What they fail to understand is that we ALL are sinners, not just them, and we need a Savior - that's Jesus.
After the ban, late last week, Franklin Graham sat down with UK's "Christian Today" (not to be mistaken for the NeverTrump "Christianity Today") for an interview. He said in this interview that his message is of love, not of hate. And that is, naturally, also consistent with the message of the Bible: it's about love. The love that Jesus has for us, to the point of laying his own life to pay for our sins.
One of the most quoted verses in the Bible is John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life". That's the Gospel. That's the good news. The bad news is we're all sinners. The good news is that if we trust Jesus, God the Father forgives our sins - no matter how terrible they may be.
So, activist group All Out knows Satan, but they don't know Jesus. And Franklin Graham wants to introduce Jesus to them, so they can be saved too. That is a message of love.
Among the many things he discussed in the interview with Christian Today, which I recommend you to read, is Religious Freedom. Here's what Franklin Graham said to the British publication:
"What I'm concerned about, though, is that if we don't stand up for the right to free speech and freedom of religion, there are lots of churches in this country that meet in public who are at risk. They could be kicked out, they could be forced to go somewhere else, just because of their faith."
Naturally I agree with Graham's concern. But, you see, that's the least of the Church's concerns. While persecution is no fun, the truth is we rest in Christ. We are saved. When we die, we'll go to heaven and enjoy God in a way that the unsaved will never know. So the biggest problem with jeopardizing Religious Freedom is not so much persecution itself but rather the fact that these groups, like "All out" who clearly accept the fact that Satan does exist, will never have the chance to know Jesus - at least not in this life. In the next life, they're all going to meet Him and they won't like where they're headed. Again, it's not just about LGBT - it's about all unbelievers. All of them will have no chance of ever knowing Jesus and His redemptive work while here on Earth. It's the very people who are persecuting us that will suffer the most in the end.
When Graham says his message is of love, not of hate, what he means is that Jesus is the way. Groups like All Out are being deceived by Satan, who's a fallen angel and much smarter than human beings. They're being deceived and they will have a high price to pay, unless someone helps them hear the Truth. The Truth is that Jesus saves. The Truth is that, no matter what you did in the past or what you're doing now, you don't have to spend eternity in hell. And silencing Christians will only result in those who persecute us being utterly condemned forever. Graham wants to give everybody the good news - the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Without Him, we're lost. The more they silence us, the worse their damnation is going to be. We're only trying to help them.
Now, I did say in the beginning of this article that this situation gives me hope. What's the hope that it gives me? Well, you see, when things get this bad in the world - tribulation that the Bible itself prophesies - what with Drag Queen story hours for little children, Superbowl halftime shows of utter vulgarity and so on, there are only two possible outcomes after all of this: either we're headed to a religious revival or to the Rapture of the Church. Either way, Jesus' second coming gets closer and closer. And that gives me hope.
"Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth."
A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey shows us some rather disturbing news regarding our modern culture’s views regarding various subjects.
21 years ago, a “strong majority” of Americans said that principles of hard work, patriotism, commitment to religion and the goal of having children were all very important issues for them. But since then, three of the four have seen a considerable downturn.
Interestingly enough, hard work remains a top value, but the other three have all dropped considerably, with the numbers being driven down by younger and younger people.
In 1998, 59% said that having children was a top value. That’s down 16 points since then, to 43%, and considering multiple people are beginning to preach about having less children, or not having children at all in order to “save the environment”, I expect that number to continue dropping if that philosophy becomes a bit more mainstream.
As far as religion goes, in 1998, 62% said it was very important. Today, that number stands at 50%. Not a terrible number, per se, but a worrying trend, especially considering the implications it brings. This is part of the whole “turning away from God” issue I had been mentioning recently. We can’t ask God to bless America when America is turning its back to God, and as time goes on, the problem seems to only worsen. It is also why I have, time and time again, spoken about the need for another Christian revival.
Finally, patriotism also went down from 70% in 1998 to 61% today, a 9-point drop. Not quite as bad as the other two, but still not a good thing, particularly considering the downward trends.
And again, the biggest driver of this comes from younger generations. Only 42% of those aged 18-38 said that patriotism was very important. By comparison, almost 80% of those 55 and older said the same.
Less than a third of those aged 18-35 said religion was important in contrast to two-thirds of those who are 55 and older.
But one can’t really be surprised considering what exactly is being taught in schools. Democrats have had control of the education in this country for the past 50 years. As time has gone on, more and more radical Leftist ideologies began to be not only taught, but encouraged to be embraced by the students. Instead of simply teaching what The Communist Manifesto says and allow for students to critically think and discern whether any of it makes sense (which it doesn’t), it is embraced as Gospel and taught that the values held in that book are truthful and correct.
Instead of teaching both the theory of evolution and Creation in the classroom, only evolution is taught and is largely taught as being true and factual, when it isn’t. Now, personally, my 10th grade Biology teacher was fairly chill and mentioned that we didn’t necessarily have to believe the theory of evolution, but when the curriculum doesn’t teach any alternative to it, it leads students to only really believe in what is being taught, especially for students who are not taught other things by their parents.
When students no longer have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, that leads them to not feel very much love for their country. It also doesn’t help that schools (and the media, but this begins in schools) demonize the flag as not being “inclusive” enough for everyone else, as though it’s supposed to be. The American flag represents American values. It’s obviously not going to represent Mexico or Guatemala or any other country (of which schools have no problem showing their flags). It also doesn’t help when America is generally taught as having “robbed the poor” in order to become as powerful as it is and is taught as being the “bad guys” in pretty much every affair it finds itself in.
And when God, the Bible, prayer and the Cross are all taken away from the classrooms, you find yourself being driven away from Him and focusing on the things of Man and not on the things of God. So is it any wonder we are seeing the numbers we are seeing?
Ben Shapiro writes that this is all largely a failure of education. That polls suggesting a rise in socialism, but with almost no one being able to define it apart from what Bernie Sanders says it is (which isn’t socialism at all), is largely a failure of education alongside the fact that there is no “evil empire” like the Soviet Union against which to contrast the virtues of capitalism against the failures of socialism. But there are two major problems with that take.
One, it’s not a FAILURE of education when the Left controls the education in this country and students are being led Left-ward. It’s exactly WHAT THEY WANTED TO ACCOMPLISH when they first set out to take over the education system in the early 1960s. It began with eliminating God from the classrooms and everything else followed. An America that hates itself and wishes for an entirely new system of economics and government, even if it can’t define it and even if when explained, they reject it (most people reject Medicare for All when told that it would raise the middle-class’ taxes and eliminate private health insurance), is what the Left wants. Because in that America, THEY get all the power and all the benefits and get to live like kings because they basically are. So this isn’t a failure in the education system. The system has worked exactly how it was supposed to so far, it’s just supposed to bring about all of this.
Second, while a bit more difficult to compare, there IS an evil empire out there: China. What’s more, the failures of socialism can be clearly seen in Venezuela and North Korea, which are what we often use to contrast capitalism and socialism. The problem comes in the fact that Venezuela and North Korea were never all that powerful to begin with and people say “that can’t possibly happen to us”, which is a fool’s argument. The way it’s happened in Venezuela and North Korea has happened in LITERALLY EVERY OTHER SOCIALIST COUNTRY EVER. First, take away the guns, then take away the rights and freedoms of some people, then everyone else’s, all-the-while nationalizing everything under the sun from energy production to the press, both of which are things Bernie Sanders is on record for wanting to do.
While China, Venezuela and North Korea generally aren’t put in the same spotlight as the Soviet Union, they are all notable socialist states that all show us the failures and dangers of socialism.
Capitalism isn’t being attacked because there is no other system out there to contrast it to or because there is no notable “bad guy” out there but because the Left HATES Capitalism and sees it as a threat to their socialist ideals. Owning children’s minds has a MASSIVE effect on the future of a nation. You own children’s minds, you own the future. The Left has known this for a very long time and has worked to own it for quite some time.
As it stands, there are really only two ways for this country to heal from the sort of damage currently happening. One, we wrestle away control of the education system from the communist Left. Easier said than done, for certain, but not impossible and something to at least try, in whatever way it might come.
And two, as I have said time and time again, including in this very article: we have another Christian revival. I don’t know when the Day of Judgement will occur, when the Rapture will happen, when God will say “enough” and destroy this world and all of its sin, but if that is not to happen for centuries or millennia, I don’t doubt there will eventually be another Christian revival. Whether America is still here or not by the time it happens, I also don’t know, but if there is any place that has the potential to have another one, it is here, particularly considering how many Christian revivals there have been in this country alone.
Having been founded with the principles it was, America has great potential to be home of multiple Christian revivals, even in the middle of social decay worldwide. While the evil Left might argue that our “true” founding was in 1619, we all know that our TRUE founding was in 1776, under the principles of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness all being inalienable rights given to us by our Creator.
This country’s founding is special and wonderful, much as the Left might try and say it isn’t. And while I would love to say that everything will be alright for this country and the Left will be thrown into the trash-heap of history, I do not know for certain what is to happen. Upon exiting the Constitutional Convention, Ben Franklin was asked what kind of country we would be after fighting for our liberty against England. Franklin said: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
We have kept it thus far and we certainly CAN keep it moving forward, but freedom isn’t free and a Republic cannot be maintained if left on its own, undefended against opposition. This is why I say what I say: we must return to God as a nation in order for Him to bless us once again. We must fight against socialism and what would restrict our freedoms. We must ensure that information and education of truth, first God’s Truth and then the truth regarding socialism, is spread out like a wildfire.
Again, these things are easier said than done, particularly in an age when the Left also owns social media, and in a sense, people’s ability to communicate and express themselves. But if we are to keep our Republic as Ben Franklin said, we must do everything in our power to do so. And that power comes, first and foremost, from the Lord. Because if He is for us, who could possibly be against us?
“What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
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There are only two religions in this world: the God-centered religion, also known as Judeo-Christian religion, and the man-centered religion, which has many names, from humanism, to LGBT to socialism. The first one worships GOD and the latter one worships SELF. The first one worships the CREATOR and the latter one worships the CREATION – whatever the creation ‘feels’ he/she wants at the moment, he/she must get.
When people prioritize fantasies – i.e: who to have sex with, how to make more money, how to become more powerful – they prioritize THEMSELVES. Whether what they want is legal or illegal, moral or immoral is not even a consideration.
And the LGBT community is notoriously self-centered. From Breitbart this past Monday:
‘Leading doctors have said they back NHS-funded womb transplants for biological males who identify as women, a procedure which experts say will be possible within 10 years'
Sexuality has become another religion. It is no longer identified as the natural heterosexual physical relationship between two loving spouses. Sexuality has been downgraded to ‘fun’ and at the same time it has been elevated to an object of worship. Men and women who prioritize their own basic sexuality have downgraded themselves to mere sexual objects while worshiping their own selves.
As a Christian, I’m not offended by this – I’m saddened. I think it’s important for everyone to know that Satan is behind all of this. He wants VICTIMS – he wants your SOUL. He doesn’t care about you – he just cares about himself. And while Satan isn’t God – he cannot be in more than one place at one time – he certainly has many helpers – demons going around. Most notably these demons are leftists and jihadists. People who have been fooled into thinking that nothing is more important than satisfying your most immediate desires – whether it’s right or wrong is irrelevant. Since they promote relativism, right or wrong is defined by each one of us. Except, it’s not.
Martin Luther, the German theologian who was a central figure in the Protestant Reformation, was once summoned to see the German authorities. His friends begged him not to go because they feared Luther might get killed. As you know, Luther was opposed to the corruption in Rome and among the elites in Europe and wanted the church to go back to basics – to spread the Gospel to save souls. But the European elites found Luther an annoyance, as the Roman Church was taking money from people by selling indulgences – a corrupt practice that gave believers the wrong assurance they’d be saved if they paid what the ruling class asked them to pay. Luther was concerned.
But Luther did go to face the authorities – he said: ‘I know there are a lot of demons in that court, but I’m going anyway’.
You see, Luther back then recognized there were demons everywhere. Churches no longer explain the existence of demons out there, but for the longest time people knew very well that Satan had his own army of fallen angels to attack the godly. Even as recently as in the first half of the 20th century, Hitler recognized in his own autobiography ‘Mein Kampf’: ‘today I made a deal with the Devil’. And we all know what happened next…
These demons know about God. Satan knows about God. They don’t know God well, obviously, but they know He’s watching our every move.
There’s nothing that pleases the enemy more than crushing your soul – than tempting you to separate yourself from your Creator. He’s done this since Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, when he fooled them into eating from the tree God specifically commanded them not to.
These demons are at work today, my friend. They want you to buy into this ‘relativism’. They want you to think that anybody can do whatever they want with their lives. And while this is technically true, the problem is there are consequences to everything we do.
When you reject God, He’ll let you perform atrocities such as changing your gender. He’s going to say ‘you reject my creation? You don’t like how I created you? Be my guest! One day you and I will meet face to face and I’d love to hear what your excuse is’.
My friend, there’s no such thing as relativism when it comes to ethics. We don’t decide what’s right or wrong. God does. And God speaks to us in many ways – the most straightforward resource is the Bible.
If you’re a Christian, don’t be offended by the immorality you see all around us. Feel sorry for them. After all, there’s no fun where these people are headed…only fire. Pray for them to find Jesus before it’s too late.
'For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.'
The Conference Board reported last week its consumer confidence index skyrocketed to 125.6 in March, up from 116.1 in February. Fake News economists were expecting a decline to 114.1.
Ever since the election last November, consumer and business confidence levels have continued to defy ‘experts’ by climbing higher and higher each month.
Well, that tells you a lot about these so called ‘experts’, and even more about people…
What can I say?
It’s FANTASTIC news!
Not just the fact that confidence levels are climbing – but the fact that I think for the first time in a long time we can safely say that…
…PEOPLE ARE IGNORING THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA!
Think about it – the MSM is bombarding us day in and day out with news of how ‘racist’ and ‘chauvinist’ and ‘illegitimate’ and ‘incompetent’ Trump is. How the GOP is in ‘complete disarray’. How Trump will have to decide if he wants to ‘resign, be impeached or get assassinated’, as NTY’s David Brooks so clearly put it after Trump’s victory.
And yet, people’s confidence in the Trump Administration and in their future is increasing. How refreshing!
The MSM is becoming less and less relevant. So much so that they cannot even influence the direction of a metric, such as the confidence index, in spite of the massive amount of effort they’re putting in destroying Trump!
This is great news, my friend. People are waking up. The MSM cannot control people’s minds and thoughts any more. It’s a great sign.
So what do we, the ones who have ‘converted’ to conservatism, need to do?
We need to continue PREACHING.
We have a strong enemy before us – the deep state. They own
They’re POWERFUL. They’re LOADED with money. And they’re DETERMINED to hold on to their PRIVILEGES at OUR expense.
The rest of us, middle and lower class mortals of every race and religion, need to UNITE and DEFEAT the deep state. We have a President who’s literally putting HIS LIFE ON THE LINE every single day so that WE can have a better life.
Trump’s life was marvelous before he ran for president. Ours was terrible – and we didn’t have any hope of keeping our freedoms, our religions or our money. The president is a man who selflessly gave up his life of semi-privacy JUST to make sure he did something GOOD for us, the ‘deplorables’. Let’s make sure we thank him for that. Let’s make sure we thank GOD for the opportunity. But let’s also make sure we continue preaching and teaching.
The only reason I went from liberal 15 years ago to conservative today is people like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity – they’re the preachers who convinced me the real enemy is big government… the deep state.
And as we preach conservatism, let’s not forget who is in control: GOD. Let’s not forget that the only reason we even have a free country is because God has ordained it.
God is sovereign – He chose Trump and He allowed Obama. Nothing happens without God ordaining it.
If you’re a Christian you know that God is sovereign. You know that nothing is a surprise to God. This is a difficult concept to digest because some people wonder if God is Sovereign, how can there be evil? Is God not as merciful as the Bible says or is He not as sovereign that He can’t stop evil?
Before I answer the questions above, let me say this: God is SOVEREIGN and GOD IS JUST.
As far as God being merciful, let me explain this principle: if God were to impart justice on all of us, we’d all go to hell, because we’ve all sinned. And don’t tell me you’ve never sinned – you may not have stolen anything or killed anyone, but if you’ve ever lied or even had sinful THOUGHTS, then, my dear friend, YOU’VE SINNED.
But thanks to His GRACE, He has decided to show us mercy by saving some of us - those of us who BELIEVE in Jesus Christ. God is just always.
OK, so if God is merciful and bad things still do happen to us, believers, is he not fully sovereign, then?
The answer is: God is sovereign too.
He ALLOWS for bad things to happen for a PURPOSE. We may not know what that purpose is, but we are really in no position to challenge Him simply because God is God. You don’t challenge God. He gave you life and He can take it away if so He wishes. He gave his only begotten son, Jesus, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. God LOVES you – but you have to TRUST Him.
God allowed Obama, the Clintons, Pelosi and all the rest of the globalists to make our lives miserable… at least for a while. Why? I don’t know but I can tell you this: Obama and Pelosi brought me a lot closer to God than Trump did. In fact, Trump has had no impact on my relationship with God whatsoever. But thanks to Obama and Hillary I PRAYED MORE during election night 2016 than in any other election before.
Evil people or difficult situations tend to have that effect – in search for answers, you draw closer to God. So be grateful for those nasty people and situations in your life.
So preach, my friend. Preach about the goodness of conservatism. Preach about the opportunity – perhaps the last one – we have now with Trump in the White House. And preach about God – the Creator of the Universe! Pray that He gives us another chance to be more holy…
Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.
USA Today published an article earlier this week in which they state that hijab is a symbol of ‘resistance and feminism’. The newspaper quotes University of Maryland Student Sameeha Ahmad: ‘I do believe hijab supports feminism – the way you look at it from a religious perspective, it empowers you by strengthening your relationship with God. It’s a step you are taking to further yourself within your own religion’.
If only dear Sameeha knew that wearing a hijab doesn’t really take you to heaven… Only FAITH takes you to heaven.
You see, all religions – except the Christian religion – are WRONG when it comes to salvation. They require all sorts of actions or rules which, if you follow them ‘religiously’, will take you to heaven.
For example, jihadists kill ‘infidels’ because they’re taught that such criminal action is pleasing to their god, Allah. And maybe it is – except Allah is just not God. He may be Muslim’s god but Allah is not THE God. God doesn't want you to kill people...'Thou Shalt Not Kill', remember?
Another example: secularists, for the most part, think that as long as they’re doing good things in their lives (saving the planet, feeding the poor, protesting against the world’s injustices) they’ll go to heaven when they die. All these works, they think, are a sure ticket to heaven…
But you see, that’s not what the Bible teaches.
Some 500 years ago there was a revolution in the Church which led to Protestantism – Martin Luther, the Catholic monk, was consumed with guilt because no matter what he did he didn’t feel close to God. He was an incredibly smart guy – he had been in law school. As the good law student that he was, Luther studied the Bible endlessly…and he discovered what now the Reformed Church teaches: Justification by Faith alone.
Justification by Faith alone is shorthand for …
JUSTIFICATION BY CHRIST ALONE.
You see, all it takes to get you to heaven is FAITH. Faith in Jesus Christ – He was born from a virgin and He died on the cross FOR OUR SINS, and He raised from the dead three days later.
Once you’ve intellectually accepted the Truth in the paragraph above, you’re a Christian and you go to heaven. All you have to do is BELIEVE it’s true.
You may say – ‘wait a minute. That’s just too easy!’
Think about the other religions – in Islam, you have to kill infidels to please their 'god'. Do you think killing infidels is easier than believing that Jesus is your Lord and Savior?
Or think about secularism - they think they have to do all these works and not sin to go to heaven. They think, ‘if there is a heaven, surely God is going to let me in simply because I’m such a good person and I don’t sin’.
You don’t sin?
Are you sure?
How many times a day do you have a violent or sinful THOUGHT? I hate to break it to you, but even a sinful THOUGHT is a sin. If you’re thinking right now of having sex with someone who’s not your spouse, you’re sinning right this very minute. If you’re insulting someone, you’re sinning. If you love money more than God, you’re sinning.
Do you think NOT sinning is easier than believing that Jesus is your Lord and Savior?
My friend, if you don't believe in Jesus you’re going to believe anything else. Like the student in the USA Today article – she believes the hijab will get her closer to God and the newspaper thinks it’s a symbol of feminism. Most conservatives would see right through the lie. But if you don’t believe Jesus is your Lord and Savior, then you’re likely to believe anything and everything else – from environmentalism to humanism to Buddhism.
Even if you don’t believe the hijab is taking you to heaven, you run the risk of believing that just by being a good person you’re guaranteed to go to heaven. And that’s simply NOT TRUE.
Friend, if you don’t agree with the student, that’s fine. You’re smart enough to know the hijab isn’t the ticket to heaven. But if you still think doing good works takes you to heaven, you’re sorely mistaken.
Only Jesus can take you to heaven.
2 Timothy 1-9
He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.
You may know that CNN is running a series about Jesus. I haven’t watched it (because I never watch CNN), but I have to admit that I’m a little suspicious. Nevertheless, I'll refrain from passing judgment on something I haven’t seen.
In their article published last week, the author talks about Jesus’ teachings. And that's all fine and dandy, except Jesus is so much more than a teacher...
One of the problems that the left has is they think all religions are the same. They say that in one form or another all religions TEACH you how to live your life and therefore you can choose your religion like you choose what brand of milk you want to buy.
It’s interesting to point out that while liberals REJECT religions (particularly, Christianity) somehow they feel they’re EXPERTS on religion – enough to criticize them…and us...
In any case if you’re a Christian you know perfectly well that not all religions are the same. In fact, Christianity is NOT a religion – it's a THEOLOGY.
You see, in order to understand the difference between Christianity and other religions, you need to understand God's CHARACTER. You need to understand who Jesus IS.
The late D. James Kennedy, pastor of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, used to tell a very effective story to explain why Christianity IS NOT about teaching, but about SAVING GRACE.
The story Dr. Kennedy used to tell to explain Jesus was about a man who falls into a pit about 10 feet deep and 15 feet square. In the pit there’s a gigantic, venomous snake slowly approaching the man who begins to panic. He cries, he yells for help incessantly while the snake slowly but surely moves closer and closer to the man. You can imagine the man’s desperation.
Finally a Buddhist comes along. If you know anything about Buddha you know that he was a man who spent hours and hours on end under a tree trying to figure out why people are so unhappy. Eventually he came up with the idea that people are unhappy because they want things they don’t have. So this Buddhist tells the man in the pit ‘sit down in lotus position, close your eyes and tell yourself this is where you want to be. In this pit with this snake and you’ll be fine’. The man does exactly that, but after his final ‘om’ he isn't convinced and opens his eyes only to realize the snake was much too close for comfort. He jumps over the snake to the other side of the pit and continues shouting for help.
A Hindu shows up and tells the poor man in the pit: ‘close your eyes and tell yourself “this pit doesn’t exist. The snake doesn’t exist” and you’ll be fine’. The man does exactly that, but when he opens his eyes he spots the snake drawing nearer again – he leaps over the snake to the other side one more time and continues screaming for help.
Finally Jesus comes along and He jumps into the pit to join the man. He stands between the man and the snake and immediately helps the man out of the pit by pushing him all the way up to safety. As the man is now safe, the snake gets closer and closer to Jesus, who is still in the pit, and BITES Him…and Jesus dies…
Jesus DIED FOR US.
Buddha didn’t die for us.
Allah didn’t die for us.
Confucius didn’t die for us.
Only Jesus DIED for us.
You see, Christianity is NOT about TEACHINGS – it’s about SALVATION.
Buddha spent years meditating under a tree seeking enlightenment.
Jesus wasn’t looking for enlightenment – He came to SAVE YOU. He gave HIS LIFE for you.
But Jesus is our SAVIOR!
Jesus answered, “I am the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”
In case you've missed it, Cate Blanchett has recently said in an interview with Stephen Colbert that her moral compass is 'in her vagina'. What Blanchett doesn’t realize is that this sexist comment actually feeds the misogynists she's so desperately trying to combat.
You see, if instead of Blanchett saying this dumb comment it was someone like Johnny Depp or Matthew McConaughey saying ‘my moral compass is my penis’, you would immediately call either man a pig. And that’s because such a comment would MAKE these men pigs.
When you have a woman lowering herself to a sex object she’s falling right into these pigs’ hands. Think about it: chauvinists don’t even have to make any efforts to convince women they’re absolutely worthless and nothing but sexual beings. These ‘feminists’ are doing all the job for them. Cate Blanchett has put herself in the ‘just-a-sexual-being’ category. She’s nothing but a sex toy. Her emotions, intelligence, talents and spirituality are absolutely irrelevant – all that matters is her vagina.
'Pigs' of the world: thank FEMINISM for that.
Feminists have now become misogynists.
They hate themselves so much that they’re willing to lower themselves to the status of ‘stuff’. They’re nothing but stuff – a sexual object to be used and discarded by the very men they say they hate.
If you’re a woman, like I am, you know that women like Cate Blanchett are hardly a role model for anything moral.
You see, I refuse to let anyone – male or female – put me in a little box labeled ‘sex toy’. You cannot expect others – male or female – to respect you if you don’t respect yourself.
Ladies, young and not so young, should be VERY CAREFUL who they listen to. DO NOT let ANYONE fool you into thinking that your sexual organ can dictate anything positive in your life. If you let it rule your life, you’ll be miserable. Why? Because even YOU won’t be able to respect yourself when you allow your animal instincts define you.
Nobody who loves women – and I doubt Cate Blanchett loves women or even herself – would talk to women or about women like that. A good man – a GODLY man – would NEVER even imply that a woman’s worth is her sexual organ. And a good woman – a GODLY woman – would NEVER waste a second of her time with a man with such mindset.
Do you know what the best moral compass is?
God teaches us to respect ourselves and others. God has instituted marriage and family because He knows a good family is the best foundation for a solid, prosperous life. Look around you and you’ll see how people raised in broken marriages tend to have more issues in life – from financial issues to spiritual issues.
But God intended men and women to be GODLY. He doesn’t want men to abuse women or women to disrespect men. The Bible teaches men to love their wives as they love themselves. To love them like Jesus loves the church. And women are supposed to respect their husbands.
With the kind of husband and wife the Bible commands, there’s no room for disrespect.
I feel sorry for Cate Blanchett and anyone who feels the same way. Misogynists rub their hands when they hear women trash themselves like this. All they have to do is get them into bed (something obviously easy to do with women like Blanchett) and throw them into the garbage the following morning, assuming they feel like spending the whole night with these women. How sad...
I truly feel sorry because it doesn’t have to be this way for women.
Ladies, don’t believe these lies. You’re VALUABLE. You’re WORTHY of LOVE.
Jesus LOVES YOU and you have to aim high when looking for a husband.
Don’t settle for less - you’ll save yourself a lifetime of regret.
Fathers, teach your little girls to love themselves as Jesus loves them.
Mothers, teach your little boys to love girls like Jesus loves the church.
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up His life for her.
Priorities USA, a liberal action group, published a memo last week in which they outlined a strategy to destroy Trump – including personal attacks and appealing to your jealousy indicating that Trump is only helping the wealthy.
We know the strategy was implemented during the 2016 presidential campaign and we already know it didn’t work. The left is running out of ideas.
Once upon a time democrats would willingly join the opposition and negotiate legislation in a mostly civilized manner. It seems like Trump isn’t the typical Republican for them, which is why they hate him so much.
Democrats are no longer hiding who they truly are: a destructive force determined to put American exceptionalism behind us.
But you have to wonder: why?
Why do they obsess with the objective of destroying America’s standing in the world?
Why do they obsess with ensuring limited opportunities for you and your family?
Why do they obsess with bringing unvetted refugees who are unwilling to assimilate and ready to kill you?
Because they are trying to prove this one point:
You don’t need Jesus – you just need the government.
They don’t care that you don’t have a good paying job. Or that some Islamist terrorist might behead you in the parking lot of your grocery store. They don’t care about any of that. They just care about proving the point that you don’t need Jesus. You see...
... liberalism finds its roots in Catholicism.
There was a British monk in the 4th Century called Pelagius, who came up with the idea, which was opposed by Saint Augustine, that there is no such thing as the ‘original sin’.
You see, the Christian view of man is that we are all born sinners and as such we need Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Jesus paid for our sins on the cross and if we confess Him to be our Lord and Savior, we’ll be saved. In order for us to acknowledge our sinful nature, God must first do a work in us to bring us closer to Him.
That, in a nutshell, is the way a person is saved according to the Protestant view – and according to the Bible too. I’m not going to go into the details of this now, but there’s plenty of evidence in the Bible to support this doctrine.
But Pelagius said that man is capable of choosing good or evil without any divine intervention. And, if anything, good works could be enough to take him to heaven. In other words, this doctrine supports the idea that…
Man can live a sinless life by choice, without God.
This doctrine outlined by Pelagius is called Pelagianism. And Pelagianism is the basis for Humanism, which in turn takes us to modern day Liberalism. Humanists and Liberals think that man is good but society makes him bad. He’s not sinful – he’s a victim of society.
Christianity says that man is sinful by nature and only Jesus can save him, by Grace through Faith. No works needed. Man is sinful and therefore deserves JUSTICE. But God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. This last sentence is, of course, the most famous Bible verse: John 3:16
Liberals fight is not so much against Trump as it is against what Trump represents. Melania’s opening with the Lord’s Prayer in Trump’s rally last month and the left’s reaction to it tells you how much hatred liberals have for Jesus and whoever follows Him.
Liberals are trying to prove the point that they choose to be good without the Grace of God. Don’t ask me how they think they’re good when they support abortion, or are willing to attack Trump’s little son. But they think they’re good because they have no benchmark other than other men. Compared to Hitler, most of them are not so bad. But compared to Jesus, they’re terrible. We all are...
They reject Jesus, and the Bible as a way of life. And since our president seems like a Godly man, they hate him too. Trump has brought Jesus back into the White House and the left cannot stand the idea.
Unfortunately Pelagianism started this war on Jesus many, many centuries ago. And today it takes the form of Liberalism, Islam, Humanism, Satanism, Environmentalism, Communism, Socialism and all the isms that put everybody and everything else above God.
Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.
In the article I wrote regarding witches hexing Trump, I talked about them believing that the evil spirits they summon are strong enough to fight back against what God does. Here, we’ll talk more in-depth about how ridiculous it sounds and about people that literally follow the Ultimate Loser: Satan.
You see, Satanists are people who believe in and worship the devil, presumably because they think they’ll have a better life here on earth. As bad as atheists and liberals are in general, there will never be anyone worse than a Satanist. Atheists at least don’t believe the Bible to be true – meaning they don’t believe in God nor do they believe in Satan. Satanists, just based on the fact that they worship Satan, MUST believe the Bible to be true to a certain extent. If they believe in Satan they MUST believe in God. Oddly enough, they might believe that Jesus is the Son of God, but they utterly despise Him.
Now, I ask you this:
Does it make sense to believe that there is a Satan but not believe that he will be destroyed in the prophecy of the Book of Revelation?
It’s like partially believing the whole truth. Actually, it’s exactly that. What sense does it make to believe there to be a Prince of Darkness whose origin is in the Bible, and not believe that his fate is one of complete and utter doom? Do they believe that somehow Satan has the power to avoid that? That if he can build an army of devils that he can fight back against God? Do they not know just who created this fallen angel? If they believe Satan exists, wouldn’t they also believe in the God who created him?
In today’s pop culture, particularly video games, sometimes you’ll see a story similar to Frankenstein in which the main character is created by some scientist and ultimately defeats or kills the person that created him. The backstory of the DC supervillain Doomsday comes to mind. If you don’t know his backstory, I’ll try to summarize it. Basically, Doomsday was created and killed over and over again to adopt and evolve into the ultimate killing machine, but eventually ended up killing the scientist that “created” him to be the monster he was. Here, the creation killed the creator. The difference here is that God wasn’t some random scientist when He created Satan. Satan literally can never have enough power to fight God. God is God. He can never be defeated. He literally tells us what happens to His ultimate opponent.
So you see, it makes absolutely no sense for anyone to worship Satan. You can believe he exists - I certainly do. But I most certainly do not worship him. I know what happens to him in the end… and so does he. He knows the future that awaits him. He knows he has no future. He knows he can’t and won’t win against God. But he’s trying to drag as many people down with him as he can. You know the saying ‘If I’m going down, you’re going down with me’? You know, the one they sometimes use in movies? Yeah, that’s basically Satan right there. He’s certainly going down and wants to bring you down with him.
And these Satanists are certainly going down with him. They might believe they will rule Hell alongside Satan. They might believe they will help defeat God. But all they’re getting is the same thing anyone who isn’t saved will: eternal punishment. We’re all deserving of this punishment, but likely none are more deserving than the very people that follow the Ultimate Loser.
“When the thousand years are complete, Satan will be released from his prison, and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to assemble them for battle. Their number is like the sand of the seashore. And they marched across the broad expanse of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. But fire came down from heaven and consumed them. And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, into which the beast and the false prophet had already been thrown. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
The pope said in a speech last Friday that there is no Islamic terror but ‘the ecological crisis is real’. He started out by indicating ‘No people is criminal or drug-trafficking or violent’, in absolute contradiction with Scriptures. Leftist religions teach that people are fundamentally good, but the Bible says we’re fallen men and women and it all started with the fall of Adam. We’re all born sinners. The word of Francis is in direct conflict with the Word of God.
Who would you rather believe?
The pope also indicated that ‘the poor and the poorer peoples are accused of violence yet, without equal opportunities, the different forms of aggression and conflict will find a fertile terrain for growth and will eventually explode.’, which is also in direct conflict with Scriptures. Jesus teaches us to be compassionate and avoid sin. It’s not POVERTY that makes people violent – it’s the LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. When you don’t have the Holy Spirit in you, violence is an option. Look at the U.C. Berkeley riots. Look at Planned Parenthood's massacre of the unborn – these are all acts of EVIL.
Murderers are not murders because they kill – they KILL BECAUSE they’re MURDERERS.
Thieves are not thieves because they steal – they STEAL BECAUSE they’re THIEVES.
Much like dark is the absence of light, evil is the absence of GOD in your life.
With Pope Francis’ views on the ‘ecological crisis’ he’s also DENYING GOD.
You see, when you believe in Jesus Christ like I do, you don’t worry too much about ‘ecological crises’. We, true Christians, know that GOD IS IN CONTROL. Nothing is a surprise to Him – not even Islamic terrorism.
If the Pope was really a Christian, he’d know that God's created this universe – Genesis 1:1 reads: ‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth’. Everyone who believes in God accepts the Bible as the TRUTH. If the Pope was really a Christian, he would teach you that, since God has created this world, God also controls everything that happens and if He wanted to blow it up tomorrow, He would because He is SOVEREIGN.
But the Bible doesn’t say anywhere that God will blow it up tomorrow. It does describe, in the Book of Revelation, the end of this world – not before He pulls all who believe in Him out of this world up to join Him in heaven. This world will end and Jesus will come back. Before He does, people like this Pope – unbelievers – will go through the period of tribulation and suffer all sorts of atrocities, caused by their unbelieving friends. It’s going to be total chaos. We, Christians, will be SAFE with Jesus Christ. Unbelievers will go through hell…and there won’t be any Christians to help out…
This Pope isn’t in the business of teaching Scriptures. How many times does he mention Jesus in his speeches? How many times has he taught ANY book of the Bible at all? Does he talk about Esther? Does he teach about John? Have you heard him say anything about Daniel? Or Samuel? Or David? Or Matthew? Or the Book of Romans or Revelation?
Of course not.
The pope is in business alright – in the business of expanding socialism….
The Roman Catholic view of the ‘infallibility of the Pope’, developed by corrupt popes in response to Martin Luther’s Reformation movement, was formally adopted in the First Vatican Council of 1869-1870, and it’s the doctrine this Pope is USING to pass his own erroneous views as TRUTH.
Friend, not only does Islamic terrorism exist, but the ‘ecological crisis’ is a fallacy too. This pope is LYING because he has an agenda – a personal, communist, and globalist agenda. This pope is a FALSE PROPHET.
But ALWAYS remember this:
GOD IS IN CONTROL
Whether you believe in God or not is really irrelevant, because God is in control regardless. He knows your thoughts, He knows your desires, He knows we’re sinners – but He is a MERCIFUL God. Without His Grace, there is no way that I would be saved – I’m SO GRATEFUL to Jesus for saving me.
The pope is just another human being – not the ‘holy father’ as he calls himself. He’s not your father – if anything, he’s your brother. We must love him anyway simply because God has created him too. But he’s not infallible. The WORD OF GOD is infallible.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
We bring you the TRUTH that the Left denies you. You'll live a more joyful and victorious life, because the Truth will set you free...