David Barton of WallBuilders: Why Christians Must Get Involved in Politics. Watch video.

When a lower court does not give you justice, you appeal your case to a higher court, and ultimately to the Supreme Court.

But what if the Supreme Court does not give you justice?

You appeal to Heaven!

This was the inspiration behind one of the first flags of America’s navy — The Pine Tree Flag. Read the rest from American Minute.


Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!

O Lord, to us belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. (Daniel 9:8)

We need to pray for revival, a Third Great Awakening — that God would pour out His Holy Spirit and work repentance and revival in our land and give us the knowledge and fear of the Lord.

Fast and pray for America: Our Founding Fathers called numerous fasts. Christians should fast and confess personal and national sins in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land (ESV).

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12). We can’t lose. They can’t win.

“And they abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed down to them. And they provoked the LORD to anger.” (Judges 2:12)

The Lord has removed the hedge protecting our nation.

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 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.

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. (Romans 1:28 ESV)

Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 2:10-12)

What are ESGs: Environment (climate change mitigation), Social justice and Governance (or their newer, rebranded name, “conscientious capitalism”). It’s like a credit score but focuses the company’s efforts on progressive social issues. ESGs are extremely complex (and brilliant if you are into authoritarianism and centralized decision-making). Currently, ESG scores for most major companies can be found online.  https://www.fitsnews.com/2022/09/14/guest-column-esgs-why-should-south-carolina-care/

Anti-Israel BDS movement, which stands for Boycott, Divest, and Sanction.

https://www2.cbn.com/news/israel/uk-lawmakers-vote-block-govt-bodies-boycotting-israel?fbclid=IwAR3Eth2JE_18TjsUOWN1T6FD4YD5_ttreOSZR1kFNhb-jMnz9RX6nZntKBQ

What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?

 

REV. JONAS CLARK, Pastor of the Church at Lexington during the Revolution, Leader of Revolutionary Thought. Read it here.

1872 book by Richard Frothingham (January 31, 1812 – January 29, 1880). Frothingham was a proprietor and managing editor of The Boston Post. He also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and as the second mayor of Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States. Read it here. https://ia800200.us.archive.org/12/items/riseofrepublicof01frot/riseofrepublicof01frot.pdf

Matthew Henry’s (1662-1714) Commentary on the Whole Bible. You can read it all here. Matthew Henry, a British noncomformist minister, was the premier Bible commentator of the Founding Era.

AmericanMinute.com

WorldNetDaily

Gatestone Institute https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org

Townhall.com

Todd Starnes

Wall Builders by David Barton

Wall Builders Historical Documents

Founders Online National Archives: Correspondence and Other Writings of Seven Major Shapers of the United States: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams (and family), Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. Over 184,000 searchable documents, fully annotated, from the authoritative Founding Fathers Papers projects.

Muhammad

God instructs us in his Word to test the prophets and we find in scripture not only clear criteria for this testing but also reports of many true and many false prophets so that we have examples that help us in this evaluation.

To test whether a prophet is from God or a false prophet we have to look at both, his message and his life. Muslim theology itself acknowledges the importance of the lives of the prophets as an essential part of the criteria to evaluate the legitimacy of a prophetic claim so much so that it has created the doctrine of the sinlessness of the prophets which goes much further than the Biblical criteria.

There have been many people claiming prophethood both before and after Muhammad. Muslims easily reject the prophetic claims of Joseph Smith (founder of the Mormons, no relation to Islam), Baha’ullah (Bahais, acknowledging Muhammad as true, but moving on to further revelation) and the Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (Ahmadiyya, understanding himself to be a reformer of Islam, not with new revelation) based on the “easy” criterion that Muhammad said there will be no prophet after him.

Even though Muslims will certainly not be pleased by the material linked from this page, nor might they agree with us on the criteria for this test, we hopefully can agree that claims to prophethoood need to be tested whether the claimant’s message truly comes from God or not, and this includes theclaims of Muhammad about himself and his message. We will provide references to Muslim sites and their view about Muhammad and why he is a true prophet. But in those presentations a number of issues are regularly left out. A true evaluation has to deal with all the facts and cannot be satisfied with a selective presentation.

These articles are not written to aggravate Muslims, even though this is probably the section on the “Answering Islam” site which will produce the strongest (emotional) reactions. Our sincere hope is that the material will help both Muslims and Christians come to a more realistic evaluation and view about Muhammad based on a fuller presentation of evidences from the sources. In that respect, I hope that even Muslims will find the material helpful for themselves to not be ignorant regarding parts of their history.

The first and most important of each evaluation of a claim to prophethood is the testing of the message. The testing of the prophet based on his life is secondary. Therefore we urge our readers to first study the section on the Evaluation of the Qur’an before proceeding with the below material.

A lot of biographical and background information on life and person of Muhammad can be found via the Index to Islam.

For Christians the most important issue is whether Muhammad is a legitimate / true prophet in the tradition of the Biblical revelation. In particular, the issue whether he is announced in the scriptures:

“We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in Heaven, and with a propitious eye beholds his subjects assuming that freedom of thought and dignity of self-direction which He bestowed on them. From the rising to the setting sun, may His kingdom come! ”
— Samuel Adams, After signing the Declaration of Independence

 

Doctor, I wish you to observe how real and beneficial the religion of Christ is to a man about to die….I am, however, much consoled by reflecting that the religion of Christ has, from its first appearance in the world, been attacked in vain by all the wits, philosophers, and wise ones, aided by every power of man, and its triumphs have been complete.
Patrick Henry (1736-1799)

 

Cotton Mather (1663-1728) advice to Harvard students: “I have often (as you know) in my discourses among you, exhorted you above all things to study Christ and to be mindful of, the one thing necessary. Gifts without Grace will be of no avail unto you at last. You may excel in knowledge, and yet be of all in the world the most miserable.”

 

John Jay (1745-1829), first Chief Justice of the United States.

Under the auspices and direction of Divine Providence, your forefathers removed to the wilds and wilderness of America. By their industry they made it a fruitful, and by their virtue a happy country. And we should still have enjoyed the blessings of peace and plenty, if we had not forgotten the source from which these blessings flowed; the source from which these and permitted our country to be contaminated by the many blessings flowed shameful vices which have prevailed among us. It is a well known truth, that no virtuous people were ever oppressed; and it is also true, that a scourge was never wanting to those of an opposite character.

John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States, wrote in 1829:
“The precept of the Koran is, perpetual war against all who deny, that Mahomet is the prophet of God. The vanquished may purchase their lives, by the payment of tribute; the victorious may be appeased by a false and delusive promise of peace; and the faithful follower of the prophet, may submit to the imperious necessities of defeat: but the command to propagate the Moslem creed by the sword is always obligatory, when it can be made effective. The commands of the prophet may be performed alike, by fraud, or by force.”

 

President Harry S. Truman, Dec. 24, 1946: “Through all the centuries since [Christ] spoke, history has vindicated His teaching. In this great country of ours has been demonstrated the fundamental unity of Christianity and democracy…

“We have our unique national heritage because of a common aspiration to be free and because of our purpose to achieve for ourselves and for our children the good things of life which the Christ declared He came to give to all mankind.”

On CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER 24, 1946, President Harry S Truman lit the National Christmas Tree, saying:

“Our…hopes of future years turn to a little town in the hills of Judea where on a winter’s night two thousand years ago the prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled.

Shepherds keeping the watch by night over their flock heard the glad tidings of great joy from the angels of the Lord singing, ‘Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth, peace, good will toward men.’

The message of Bethlehem best sums up our hopes tonight.

If we as a nation, and the other nations of the world, will accept it, the star of faith will guide us into the place of peace as it did the shepherds on that day of Christ’s birth long ago.”

 

President Franklin Roosevelt, Christmas eve, 1943: Less than a month ago I flew in a big Army transport plane over the little town of Bethlehem, in Palestine. Tonight, on Christmas Eve, all men and women everywhere who love Christmas are thinking of that ancient town and of the star of faith that shone there more than nineteen centuries ago.

American boys are fighting today in snow-covered mountains, in malarial jungles, on blazing deserts; they are fighting on the far stretches of the sea and above the clouds, and fighting for the thing for which they struggle. I think it is best symbolized by the message that came out of Bethlehem.

On behalf of the American people, your own people, I send this Christmas message to you, to you who are in our armed forces:

In our hearts are prayers for you and for all your comrades in arms who fight to rid the world of evil. We ask God’s blessing upon you, upon your fathers, mothers, wives and children, all your loved ones at home.

We ask that the comfort of God’s grace shall be granted to those who are sick and wounded, and to those who are prisoners of war in the hands of the enemy, waiting for the day when they will again be free. And we ask that God receive and cherish those who have given their lives, and that He keep them in honor and in the grateful memory of their countrymen forever.

God bless all of you who fight our battles on this Christmas Eve.

God bless us all. Keep us strong in our faith that we fight for a better day for humankind, here and everywhere.

Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism. Vladimir Lenin

 

“If you want the unspoken truth, Islamic migration is not possible to integrate, and it is not capable of being assimilated into European culture. ” — Miloš Zeman, President of the Czech Republic.

 

Yale President Ezra Stiles in an address before Connecticut General Assembly, May 8, 1783: “The United States are under peculiar obligations to become a holy people unto the Lord our God.”

 

Here is a sermon I gave on Philippians 1:6: He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus

Origins of Sunday Worship in the Early Church (the thesis I wrote for my master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University

Messages on

Philippians 1:6: Once Saved Always Saved?

Galatians 1

Galatians 2: Gentiles Do Not Have to Become Jews to Become Christians

Galatians 3: Salvation by Grace Through Faith

Galatians 4: You Observe Days and Weeks and Seasons and Years

Galatians 5: Walking in the Spirit

Galatians 6: Bear One Another’s Burdens

Read my book Why Did Abraham Lincoln Suppress the Los Angeles Star and Jail Editor Henry Hamilton?

 

Refiner’s Fire Ministries: run by former Mormons that helps people come out of Mormonism.

Mormonism: All forms of Mormonism are a distortion of Biblical truth, the person of Jesus Christ and of His gospel. And this “different” gospel of Mormonism is “no gospel at all,” just as the Apostle Paul warned the Galatian church.

No Other Gospel

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:6-7 ESV)

Revelation 22:18-19 ESV: I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

We minister in love to Latter Day Saints still caught up in this deception started by Joseph Smith. They have unwittingly placed their hope in a false prophet and his false scriptures, which portray a false system of religion and salvation.

Mormonism uses Joseph Smith’s elaborate — and un-Christian — priesthood structure, and most of its members still believe that the “scriptures” he created are equal or superior to the Bible.

Mormonism disproved by new DNA evidence

Mormonism: from The Dissenter

At first glance to those who don’t know, Mormonism may appear similar to mainstream Christianity, especially since its followers use similar terminology. However, a closer examination reveals extremely dangerous differences, particularly in foundational doctrines. This is not just a matter of theological nitpicking as these differences strike at the very core of what defines true, historic biblical Christianity.

One of the most significant deviations of Mormonism from Christian orthodoxy is its teaching on the nature of Christ. Traditional Christianity holds to the deity of Christ—that Jesus is God incarnate, eternally existing as the Second Person of the Trinity, consubstantial with the Father and the Holy Spirit. In direct contrast, Mormonism teaches that God achieved His status through a process and that Jesus, as a separate being, was created through a physical sexual union between God and a heavenly mother. This view not only undermines the biblical teaching of the Trinity but also the eternal nature of Christ.

The exclusivity of Christ, a foundational Christian doctrine, is another major point of departure. The Bible teaches that salvation is found solely in Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12) and that there is no other God besides the God of the Bible. Mormonism, however, perverts this exclusivity, proposing the existence of many gods and the potential for humans to attain godhood. This polytheistic underpinning of Mormonism is fundamentally at odds with the monotheistic foundation of biblical Christianity and is a damnable heresy, placing those who believe it outside of the faith.

Mormonism’s approach to scripture further widens the gap. While Christians adhere to the Bible as the sole divinely inspired scripture, Mormonism adds additional texts, like the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. These additional texts not only conflict with the Christian doctrine of the sufficiency and finality of the biblical canon but also introduce teachings that are in direct contradiction with the Bible.

These differences extend into the realms of salvation and eternity. Mormon theology espouses a complex system of salvation involving various levels of heaven, contingent on one’s adherence to Mormon teachings and rituals. This is a far cry from the Christian teaching of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), a gift not earned by human effort or ritualistic observance.

In the end, while Mormonism and Christianity might share some superficial similarities in language and values, the theological chasms between them are vast and unbridgeable and Mormonism is a damnable heresy. As Christians, it’s extremely important to approach these differences with discernment and understanding, recognizing that while political alliances may at times align, the truths we hold about God, Christ, and salvation are fundamentally different and non-negotiable. As we navigate these complex waters, especially in a politically charged environment, be careful of who you follow and be aware of the deceptive religious teachings they are introducing into mainstream political discourse. Satan will use any method he can to draw people away from Christ.

From the Life Application Bible: “Using God’s name frivolously or in a curse is so common today that we may fail to realize how serious it is. The way we use God’s name conveys how we really feel about him. We should respect his name and use it appropriately, speaking it in praise or worship rather than in curse or jest. We should not take lightly the abuse or dishonor of his name.”

Lower casing his name or the abbreviation omg doesn’t make it any less evil. Saying L-rd or L-ordy or other such words is taking God’s name in vain.

What does it mean to take the Lord’s name in vain?

by Matt Slick

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain,” (Exodus 20:7).

God commands us to use his name properly.

To take the Lord’s name in vain means to use it in a manner that is not reverent. The phrase “the Lord’s name” includes words such as “God,” “Lord,” “Jesus,” and “Christ.” These words are never to be used in any form of exclamation, swearing, or disrespect such as “Oh my ***.” They are always and only supposed to be used in a manner that glorifies God.

Secular society has perfected using God’s name in vain in movies and TV. It is so common to say “Oh my ***” in the entertainment media that Christians can easily become calloused and indifferent to the blatant violation of God’s word in this regard. Christians are not to use any phrase or expression of the name of God that does not show honor and respect to God.

My favorite C.S. Lewis quote:
“Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s [God’s] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters.

The eighteenth-century philosopher and critic of Christianity, Voltaire, said, ‘Within a hundred years the Bible will be obsolete and will have gone out of circulation altogether.’ A hundred years later the Bible was more popular than ever. His own house in Paris was converted into a Bible factory, churning out Bibles by the hour! Nicky Gumbel

From the movie War Room: Miss Clara: You say you only attend church occasionally. Is that because your preacher only preaches occasionally?

“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936

Humanism invariably ends in despair. Francis Schaeffer.

On Nov. 23, 1644: John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship: “Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?” It takes its title in part from Areopagitikos (Greek: Ἀρεοπαγιτικός), a speech written by Athenian orator Isocrates in the 4th century BC. (The Areopagus is a hill in Athens, the site of real and legendary tribunals, and was the name of a council whose power Isocrates hoped to restore.) It is more importantly also a reference to the defense that Paul made before the Areopagus in Athens against charges of promulgating foreign gods and strange teachings, as recorded in Acts 17:18–34. (Wikipedia)