John MacArthur on Charlottesville

The ongoing cultural situations, especially concerning the Confederate statues, are frustrating and we should do what we can to preserve our history. But for us as Christians, let’s not lose our perspective and focus and allow frustration and anger to overtake what our true identity is and what our true mission is. Im speaking to myself first and foremost. This clip from John MacArthur says it well.

Fer God, Honor the King | Jeremiah Johnson

from Grace to You blog:

Tomorrow is Election Day in America, and I don’t know anyone who is looking forward to it. In fact, most people I talk to are aghast that it has come down to these two execrable characters, and that one of them will soon ascend to power.

Christians in particular are dismayed and distraught by the choices in front of us. Even down-ballot issues seem to have morality and personal freedoms in the crosshairs.

So as the church in America sees what little cultural influence it has fading fast, what should believers do? How do we make sense of a world—and in particular, a government—that appears to be overtly aligned against us?

Read the entire article….

7 Ways to Respond to the Rising Tide of Anti-Christian Hatred | Dr. Michael Brown

from Charisma News

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage, which effectively codifies Bible believers as bigots, the attack on conservative Christian values has reached fever pitch.

This is not the slightest surprise, as I and many others have been warning for some time now, but the ferocity and ugliness of it is still shocking, and it is something we must be prepared for.

The other day I posted on Twitter, “Much has changed since the SCOTUS decision, but more has not changed. Jesus is still Lord, the world is still fallen, Satan is still raging.”

An “equality” advocate responded by challenging me to name one thing in my life that had changed since the decision.

Read more…..

How Should We Be Living? | Dr. Michael Brown

from Charisma News:

The time for slumber and playing games is long past, and the time for complacency is gone.

The harvest is ripe, the needs are overwhelming, and the potential is extraordinary.

The power of God is totally available, and the Lord Jesus is enthroned in power, ready to send, anoint and bless and use.

It is time to wake up, stand up and show up.

Not tomorrow. Not next year. Not somewhere else. But today, this year, where you live, right now.

How should we be living? “For the eyes of Yahweh roam throughout the earth to show Himself strong for those whose hearts are completely His” (2 Chron. 16:9).

Live with such wholehearted devotion that the Lord will show Himself strong on your behalf.

You will never have a regret.

That is how we should be living.

Read the entire article….

Michael Sam vs. Tim Tebow | Is It a Double Standard or Just Pure Christian Intolerance?

tim-tebow-seriousTim Tebow bowed a knee to Jesus Christ in prayer before every football game and took plenty of flack for his so-called “Tebowing.” Indeed, NFL players mocked his ritual—but not one of them that I know of was sent to Christian sensitivity training to learn how not to offend the faith-filled footballer and his many fans.So why did Miami Dolphins second-year defensive back Don Jones get fined by his team for tweeting “OMG” and “horrible” after the St. Louis Rams drafted Sam? Why did he get excused from the team, despite deleting the comments and now apologizing? – See more at: http://www.charismanews.com

Why Kids Are So Awfully Sexualized | PoliticalOutcast.com

katyperrysesamestreetToday’s kids have been turned into little sex monsters by the sex culture surrounding them. They see the music videos of such morally bankrupt “artists” as Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and nearly every R&B and rap “artist” out there; videos featuring females getting male attention and money thrown their way for showcasing their bodies, accompanied by lyrics (from females) that plead for their two-timing, physically abusive boyfriends to love them again, or lyrics (from males) that remarkably find ever more creative ways to express praise of a “b*tch’s” booty. Black girls try to ingratiate themselves to black boys, whom they know will only love them for their curves–personality doesn’t jiggle and hearts don’t bounce–and white girls try to ingratiate themselves to the black girls out of the white guilt they’ve built up by immersion in a culture that shames low melanin levels.

Adolescents don’t often watch BET and their trashy music videos, but they do watch programs like American Idol. It is here that the sex culture finds its way into the younger kids’ minds.

Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/07/why-kids-are-so-awfully-sexualized/#ixzz2ZKUGEiHA

The Goodness of God and the Reality of Evil | Albert Mohler

Millions will awake this morning to the reality that a frantic search is still underway in Moore, Oklahoma as rescuers desperately search for survivors following of the devastating tornado. With the death toll rising, many of them young children, any thoughtful person is faced with the difficult issue of the problem of evil. The problem of evil and suffering, in light of the recent events in Moore, is undoubtedly the greatest theological challenge we face.

In his most recent blog article, “The Goodness of God and the Reality of Evil,” Dr. R. Albert Mohler seeks to provide assurance that even in the midst of tragedy we can know that God is God, and God is good.

You can read his full article here.

World Net Daily | Bill O’Reilly and Robert Jeffress discuss Biblical Truth

World Net Daily.com | FOX News host Bill O’Reilly and Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, Texas, went at it on O’Reilly’s television program recently to discuss the subject of biblical truth. It’s important and interesting to note, that O’Reilly is currently working on a book to be titled “Killing Jesus”, an investigative type novel centered of course on the death of Jesus Christ. While I appreciate Mr. O’Reilly’s stance on political and cultural issues, he seldom holds to a accurate orthodox view of God and the Bible and this video surely gives us a glimpse into what we can expect from his Killing Jesus book. You will note that O’Reilly admits his Roman Catholic training leads him to deny the accuracy and inspiration of the Bible.

You can read the entire article that accompanys the video at World Net Daily.com