Politics and U.S. Current Events
Posted 3/21/17 at 2:58 PM | Brian Wallace
Posted 3/13/17 at 2:38 PM | Michael Bresciani
Let’s start with this right up front, this writer and the website I edit stand in full support of President Trump and the efforts of his entire administration. If we find fault it is only because of the great opportunity we now have to re-direct the nation back on a course, which will correct the long decline we suffered under the lawless Obama administration.
Recently, a friend sent an email in which he reminded me that great demonic forces are now attacking the Trump efforts to help our nation. I told him that I agree with him in every point he made.
Yet, there is the other side to the argument. Isn’t it also a propitious moment to check whether the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) is also trying to keep the new administration on course? Between the promises made to America and the strong call for the new leaders to deal with the moral issues that have plagued, divided and weakened our nation, shouldn’t the preachers, moralist, prophets and communicators in all fields be checking in on the administration and providing input and direction?
Let’s take an honest look. FULL POST
Posted 3/6/17 at 4:36 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
At a Muslim-majority public high school on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, a principal who converted to Islam fostered an atmosphere of increasing radicalization among the students, leading to his removal along with his deputy.
Principal Chris Griffiths and Deputy Principal Joumana Dennaoiu were both removed from their roles at Punchbowl Boys High School after an investigation by the Education Department uncovered the disturbing trend, according to the Daily Mail.
Islamic students were threatening to behead non-Muslim teachers and were openly declaring themselves ISIS sympathizers, it was alleged.
The principal – who converted to Islam in 2014 – refused to cooperate with a de-radicalization program for the school.
Following his conversion, relations between police and the school took a turn for the worse. “Students were being told that if ‘the pigs’ stop you, to film them and refuse their directions,” a senior officer told the Daily Telegraph. “The students were being led down a dangerous path by the principal. We had concerns about radicalization.” FULL POST
Posted 3/4/17 at 5:40 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
When a student’s father at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California recommended the school invest $15,000 in a start-up company now called Snap Inc., little did they know they would reap a $24 million windfall.
It seems that high school student is the daughter of Barry Eggers, founder of Lightspeed Venture Partners, Snapchat’s first investor, according to the L.A. Times.
In 2012, Eggers was intrigued when he saw his two children enthralled by the new app. Eggers’ partner tracked down the founder of Snapchat, then operating the business from a Stanford dorm room.
Eggers pitched the investment idea to the board of the school and they bought into it. A short time later, Snapchat received their first investment from an outside source, totaling $500,000 — $485,000 from Lightspeed and $15,000 from the school.
When the school sold-off two-thirds of its shares at $17 apiece, it reaped a phenomenal return on their initial investment. FULL POST
Posted 3/3/17 at 3:21 PM | Michael Bresciani
President Trump’s recent address to Congress was an inspiring and historic moment for America. We will take nothing away from its import and meaning.
We cannot account for hatred of the Democrats, the dishonesty of the media, the vitriol of Hollywood or the mindless disdain of academia’s snowflakes and detractors, but we are not deterred.
As Christians we cannot and will not worship man, but we can worship the only God who is the Creator of heaven and earth. Resultantly, we will never be your sycophants’ but we will be your supporters.
We will look to your leadership, your willingness to serve, to protect us and our constitution; we have proven our willingness by bringing you into the high office which you now hold.
We are commanded to walk humbly with our God, (Mic 6:8) but that does not mean that we do not take considerable pride in the fact that we were largely responsible for the founding of this great nation. The historical annuls, the trappings and statues and the endless churches that dot our nation prove for all, that America is a Christian bastion and refuge among all nations. We will never be ashamed of this. FULL POST
Posted 3/2/17 at 12:10 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
A group of protesters erupted in anger when a chaplain prayed in Jesus’ name at the beginning of a February 22nd town hall meeting in Louisiana organized by U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy.
Shortly after Louisiana State Chaplain Michael Sprague began his prayer, many began shouting out “pray on your own time” and “let’s get on with it.” Then some hecklers at the back of the room began chanting “separation of church and state,” according to the Independent Journal Review (IJR).
Not content to merely shout down the chaplain, then they began to attack a local Vietnam war veteran who came forward to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
They screamed “we wants answers” and “do your job,” rudely interrupting the pledge. The veteran steadfastly plowed ahead until he finished his recitation.
When Sen. Cassidy reached the stage, he was also treated rudely, according to IJR. FULL POST
Posted 2/25/17 at 10:26 AM | Carrie Stoelting
"What do we need in replacement of the faulty political correctness of today? Compassionate common sense. Acknowledge societal problems and solve them instead of putting a sugarcoated picture portraying conditions as better or worse than they actually are, as purported by political correctness."
Let's get things straight: Contrary to rumor, political correctness is not kind. Political correctness is not compassionate. Political correctness is, in fact, incorrect and harmful to minorities.
How are problems to be solved if they are constantly covered up by false perceptions purported by politically correct news reports? How are people to receive help if they are not acknowledged as living in bad conditions? Political correctness goes so far to not hurt people's feelings that it actually harms the groups that it "protects" in its media campaigns.
If someone has not received a balanced education, political correctness appears to be an expression of compassion and brotherly love. This perception is important to understand: People who are fixated on political correctness view it as a form of kindness. It is up to people who are more educated on this matter to help others understand that, after a point, political correctness is, in fact, incorrect and cruel. FULL POST
Posted 2/14/17 at 11:40 AM | Michael Bresciani
It is difficult to decide exactly what kind of humor Jesse Watters produces in his Fox News feature called Watters’ World. It is a show that seems like an admixture of Dumb and Dumber and SNL with random real life players.
On Saturday February 11, 2017 Watters interviews New York City students at a protest the results are stunning.
Starting with one female student who declared that Iran is not a terrorist country and after Watters told her that it is the number one sponsor of terrorism in the world she stood dumbfounded and speechless.
Next, were the students who were asked to name the countries that were targeted by Trump’s travel ban. Of the three that were asked two could name a few countries some could not name one.
The snowflakes are melting in the heat of reality.
Next, on the Watters’ show was a Tweet that said, “I apologize for my generation.” FULL POST
Posted 2/12/17 at 5:36 PM | Greg Gordon
Will strong persecution come to North America in our lifetime? Seasoned preacher, Christian author David Ravenhill believes it will.
He states that in his lifetime we could see the “underground Church” start in North America because of persecution.
Currently around the world persecution against believers in Jesus Christ is on the rise. Many Churches theology leave out the possibility of persecution, because in their lifetimes they did not have any.
The Gospels are clear that coming persecution world-wide will happen before Jesus comes a second time:
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:9-14 NIV). FULL POST
Posted 2/11/17 at 2:17 PM | Michael Bresciani
“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” (2Th 2: 11)
This warning and promise of scripture is given to those who live in the days just prior to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. It, along with many other passages speak to a time when “knowledge will be increased” (Dan 12: 4), but spiritual blindness will also be at a peak. The world will be as spiritually dumbed down as it will ever get.
God does not willfully trap people in this delusion, but because they want to live outside of his will, he lets them pursue it to the point of reprobation. (Ro 1: 28) Reprobation is a ticket to the interventional judgment of the Living God. It is to be – judged already!
The crowd that falls into this category has two things in common. The first is that they are the largest group on the planet earth and second, they are perfectly sure they are on the correct path. FULL POST