Category Archives: 1st Amendment

Liberal Churches are Confused About Evil and Guns

The Presbyters of Pittsburgh of the Presbyterian Church, USA, have demanded that the Pennsylvania legislature ban all “assault weapons”, .50 cal sniper rifles, and armor-piercing handgun ammo. They base this action on the Orlando nightclub slaughter of last year. They suggest a political remedy for a problem that is, alas, a personal problem of heart, mind, and value systems.

Source: Liberal Churches are Confused About Evil and Guns

Media BiASSED: Pander To Obama, Attack Trump…

ABC’s Jon Karl Tangles with WH’s Sean Spicer, Demands Spicer Adhere to Oath of Truth

After calling on some reporters not from establishment media, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer finally called on network reporters in his Monday press briefing, including a tense square-off with ABC’s Jonathan Karl over whether he needs to “pledge never to knowingly say something that is not factual.” When Spicer called on him, Karl admitted: “…[b]efore I get to a policy question, just a question about the nature of your job.”

Nets Spend 12 Times More Coverage on Spicer Fib Flap vs Obamacare Order

The broadcast morning and evening news shows have spent 20 minutes and 18 seconds focusing on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments about the size of Donald Trump’s Inauguration crowd. Meanwhile, when President Trump signed a far more consequential executive order that limits the penalties from the Affordable Care Act, the same networks spent only 1 minute and 39 seconds covering it – less than one-twelfth the coverage.

Twilight Zone: Dan Rather Scolds Kellyanne Conway Over ‘Alternate Facts’ Flub

Dan Rather, a man whose career at CBS was destroyed by a lie he couldn’t let go of, appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball where he was outraged at Kellyanne Conway’s coined term of “alternate facts.” “Well, to say it was unfortunate is, to put it mildly. This was a big mistake,” he declared as he started to tear into the president’s advisor, “None of us can go into this world alternative facts.”

Nets Hype ‘Defendant-in-Chief’ Donald Trump Being Sued for ‘Violating the Constitution’

On Monday, all three network morning shows eagerly promoted the liberal group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filing a lawsuit against President Trump and accusing him of “violating the Constitution.” At the top of NBC’s Today, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: “Defendant-in-chief. The new president being formally sued this morning over his hotel and television interests…”

Journalists Predictably Freak Out Over Reinstated Reagan Policy on Abortion

To start off his first week in office, Donald Trump spent the morning signing executive orders, one of which was reversing a pro-abortion policy from the Obama Administration. The “Mexico City” policy, more commonly called the “Global Gag” policy by the left, bans federal funds from being given to organizations who pay for or promote abortions overseas. It was originally enacted by Ronald Reagan in 1984 and was rescinded in 2009 by President Obama. Now eight years later, President Trump has reinstated the policy, and some liberal journalists’ displeasure with the news came across in their reporting and their tweets.

CNN’s Gergen Praises ‘Magical’ Women’s March Against ‘Backwards’ Men

CNN’s David Gergen and Martha Pease gushed over the anti-Donald Trump Women’s March in a Sunday op-ed for the news network’s website: "It was certainly a magic moment

From the Desert to the Promised Land

From the Desert to the Promised Land

January 24

 

 

“The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate of the produce of Canaan.”- (Josh 5:12).

God calls you to eat from the fruit of your own work. During the exodus from Egypt, Israel had to eat manna, the supernatural provision of God because there was no ability to make a living in the desert. However, the moment they stepped into the Promised Land the manna stopped because God had brought them into a new place. The new land could yield food and provision for their families. They simply had to work it.

For most of us God has provided us an ability to derive our provision from the work He has called us to do. God made a covenant with His people that provision would always be there if we were faithful to His commands.

“You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock – the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out” (Deut 28:3-6).

In order for this promise to be fulfilled we must fulfill His requirements. We must love the Lord our God with all our hearts and minds. And we must avoid having any idols in our lives that will take the place of God.

Every believer is called to come out of “Egypt” and enter into our own Promised Land. He has already set aside the land for you. It is your responsibility to prepare yourself to be able to derive the fruit from your land.

“The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands” (Deut 28:12).

How strong convictions come

January 24
How strong convictions come
For reading & meditation: James 1:2-8
“‘ that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (v.4)

We continue meditating on the first verse of Psalm 73: “Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.” The psalmist has gone through an experience of crippling doubt but the great thing is this: he has emerged from it spiritually enriched and with a deeper confidence in the goodness of God. So he starts with that conclusion and then tells us how he got there. This is one of the great values of the psalms – they reflect and analyse the experiences that we are called upon to face. Ray Steadman says of the psalms: “They are an enactment of what most of us are going through, have gone through or will go through in the walk of faith.” Every one of us will be able to understand the psalmist’s struggle: we start off with a positive faith in God’s goodness and then something happens which causes us to be plagued with doubts. The problem then is how to get back to where we were. This is what the psalmist does in this psalm – he shows us how to return to the place where the soul finds true peace. We should not forget that the strongest convictions are born in the throes of doubt. The statement “God is good to Israel” is a statement grounded in experience. In a similar vein, Dostoevsky, the famous Russian novelist, could say: “It is not as a child that I believe and confess Christ. My hosannah is ‘born of a furnace of doubt.’ ” Doubts may discourage but they need not demoralise you. It is not what happens to you, but what you make of it that matters.
Gracious and loving Father, I pray that You will do for me what You did for the psalmist and help me turn my strongest doubts into my strongest beliefs. I offer You my willingness – now add to it Your power. In Jesus’ Name I ask it. Amen.
For further study:
1. What characteristic did the psalmist display?
2. What was his confession of faith?