Politics and U.S. Current Events
Posted 11/29/16 at 8:36 PM | Michael Bresciani
“But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” – Hebrews 5: 14
There has not been a more perplexing turn of events in our politics in many years. Perhaps only at the birth of our nation or at the outset of the Civil War has there been this much distress, angst and civil discontent. Explaining what these events mean will be very difficult.
Only those who know both history and true Biblical prophetic utterance can begin to make a reasonable explanation of recent events.
At the moment disappointment, doubt and unrest abounds for those who did not support Mr. Trump and those who simply, were not sure.
America’s pampered collegiate darlings the soon to be lettered, literate, spiritually slighted Lilliputian’s of the liberal set have been deeply disappointed. All the benevolence of the nanny state up to and including free college tuition faded away with the end of the Sanders campaign. Now, there will be struggles, bills and work ahead, just like those in the working class.
Today’s millennial minions are content to overlook the obvious millions of missing links in the idea of a Darwinian evolutionary scheme, and the notion that everything (the entire universe) came from nothing. It is only a short step to believing that they should be given everything for nothing. FULL POST
Posted 11/28/16 at 4:49 PM | Karen Kramer
Grandpa had once been a United States Diplomat in post-war Germany. Hand-picked by the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, he led a year’s worth of top secret missions as the Iron Curtain draped itself over Eastern Europe.
He went to the grave with the secrets he’d been sworn to keep. But he knew the evil of political revolutionaries and communist governments.
As a teen, I’d see him reading thick books and espousing on events half way across the world—a world he’d personally explored and studied.
He’d pound his fist in anger over brutal dictators and the wars they caused. Not interested in running for public office, he’d chosen to rant to a captive audience—students in his college courses and me—since I’d ask questions that would get him riled. FULL POST
Posted 11/25/16 at 7:26 AM | selwyn perry
THE WINDS OF CHANGE
The winds of change are sweeping through America. Unexpected and unimaginable changes have shocked everyone in the western world. A man who has never been a politician or a governor of any state is to be the President of the United States of America. In my lifetime I have seen many unexpected things.
I was born prior to World War 2 when Hitler was trying to win Britain on side against the world. The British Prime Minister comforted the British people with the words 'Peace in our time', but it was not to be. As Germany invaded Poland, Britain could not stand by and let Hitler's Germany take Poland or any other nation.
I lived through that dreadful war which killed 70 million men who were sacrificed to win freedom and peace from tyranny. I was only six years old when Germany's flying bombs exploded on our town; when London was blitzed, when Liverpool was torn apart, when Coventry was bombed.
Italy and Japan backed Germany, and America lost a whole fleet of ships in Pearl Harbour when Japanese planes bombed them. These events still remind us of what nations can do to each other. From those memories the 'triple alliance' has been welded to resist and counter terrorism. FULL POST
Posted 11/23/16 at 3:09 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
The largest producer of Butterball turkeys in the US is being investigated by the Justice Department over ties to individuals blacklisted for financing the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.
The producer of the brand prized at many Thanksgiving tables, the international company Seaboard, allegedly worked with a businessman named Kassim Tajideen who was blacklisted by the U.S. State Department in 2009 and 2010 for channeling tens of millions of dollars to Hezbollah, according to a report by The Clarion Project.
A meeting allegedly took place in 2012 between a Hezbollah financier and Seaboard in which the two parties discussed how to use middlemen to conceal Seaboard’s ties to Tajideen. Federal investigators are trying to determine whether that meeting took place and what occurred there.
The meeting was apparently set up through Seaboard’s subsidiary in Africa. FULL POST
Posted 11/22/16 at 7:21 AM | olabode ososami
I feel the discomfort of the family of the United States Vice President-elect following a theatre act, at which Mike Pence was lectured on inclusion, diversity and the fears of some segments of American society. President-elect Donald Trump predictably demanded an apology from the cast of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" a day after an actor delivered a well targeted missive on values and which also reminded the world of the fractious aftermath of the recent 2016 election. We are thankful for Pence in that all he received from the aggrieved protagonist was a lecture at the theatre, Abraham Lincoln was not so fortunate.
Culture has been defined as the “the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a particular people or society.” I heard a respected thinker recently describe culture as the collection of memories, past experiences, and teachings of yesterday that create the norms of today's behaviour. It suggests culture is neither right nor wrong, only that perspectives differ and efforts to unify culture or impose a culture and its values are intrinsically futile. Race is linked to culture to the extent that similar races share the same memories, experiences and learnings of the past but this is again not always so. When you observe multiculturalism, you are immediately struck by how extremely different the reactions and perspectives of people can be …depending on their memories and indoctrinations. Many are irritated with outcomes oblivious of the fact that the lens through which they see things can distort reality … a reality that evokes a completely different reaction from those seeing differently. FULL POST
Posted 11/22/16 at 6:36 AM | selwyn perry
. What we are witnessing in America is a galvanized reaction to liberalism, free trade and globalization.Many Americans believe that liberalism has failed them. But a nation is judged by God and blessed by God. It is not democracy that makes a nation great, or the election of one party instead of another.
With the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States of America, we are seeing the desire for a strong, safe and peaceful era. Socialism is too weak to oppose the forces of capitalism and too idealistic to govern the real world. Liberalism and free trade, deregulation and off shore businesses weaken the USA and Australia's economy, lowers job opportunities and engenders unsafe political interests abroad.
THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT
It is true that whatever political system is adopted a country is only as good as its leaders and as bad as its divisions. A democracy requires responsibility, politically and socially. . A true leader asks God for wisdom to rule, like Solomon did.
Posted 11/17/16 at 11:19 AM | Karen Kramer
Post-Election Emotionalism Disorder is rampant. It’s okay to grieve and ponder the future; it’s another to destroy property in unruly protests.
It would seem things can only get worse.
But there’s a cure—spend time with a younger child.
Here’s an example: My tween-aged grandson plays sports and that commitment means going to all the practices—even the rainy, muddy ones, going to all the games—even in a losing season, and always making time for his real work—school.
And school is where he’s required to meet new academic standards—complete with nightly homework, extra reading, and projects.
Good grades aren’t easily earned.
Chores are part of his daily life too. Like most families, they work hard all day and come home tired. FULL POST
Posted 11/15/16 at 6:08 PM | Mark Ellis
By Mark Ellis
A group of leading Israeli rabbis are calling for President-elect Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin to help the Jewish people rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.
The Temple would most likely be rebuilt on the Temple Mount, considered the most sensitive, politically-charged piece of real estate in the world. Christians believe it will be center stage for a final countdown prior to the return of Christ.
“The political conditions today, in which the two most important national leaders in the world support the Jewish right to Jerusalem as their spiritual inheritance, is historically unprecedented,” Prof. Rabbi Hillel Weiss told Israel National News.
Rabbi Weiss serves as a spokesperson for the Sanhedrin, a modern initiative to rebuild the Jewish people’s Third Temple.
The group sent letters to Trump and Putin calling on them to support this project they believe will benefit all mankind. FULL POST
Posted 11/15/16 at 11:05 AM | Michael Bresciani
Excitement has been running high and full congratulations are in order for Donald Trump, Mike Pence and the American voters.
The Bible reading Christian knows that politics and religion (faith) may be intertwined, but they are not two of a kind. Mr. Trump will be our President, not our pastor and he cannot give to us, what only can be supplied by the Holy Spirit.
Author of the bestselling “Born Again,” Chuck Colson, said it best. – “The kingdom of God will not arrive on Air Force One…”
What will arrive on Air Force One is a chance to change direction and undo some of the worst legacies and laws to undermine our nation in its entire history.
Many are rejoicing in what looks like a veritable miracle of God in the outcome of this heated election. Others are cautious and are calling it a reprieve or a period of probation for America to pause and deeply consider the generational long slide into deep immorality we have been undergoing. To many, it is the beginning of revival or a renewal.
Anne Graham Lotz, Franklin Graham and a plethora of significant voices are warning that we should pray even more now - than before.
They are right for several reasons. FULL POST
Posted 11/15/16 at 10:37 AM | selwyn perry
THE TRUTH: If you know what a thing is you know what it isn't
No man has a civil right to marry another man because marriage is the lawful biological union of one man with one woman and their offspring, not the sexual union of one man with another man's rectum, which is uncivilised, the chief cause of AIDS and against the laws of nature.>