Many Christians approach life as if it is made of bits and pieces of unrelated reality. They struggle to see the relationship between seemingly contrasting categories. In fact, Christians often have been taught that the Bible addresses exclusively spiritual issues while some other standard should be used to govern how we should think about secular matters such as law, economics, politics, education, and business. This type of thinking might lead a businessman or scientist into believing that he is involved in “secular work” while a minister or missionary is engaged in “full-time Christian service.
Attacks against Trump supporters continue to phone in from the Left and Right. The latest is from Michael Horton who is the J. Gresham Machen professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. He has been joined by Never-Trumpers Beth Moore, David French, and Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option. Horton’s article is a reaction to the “Jericho March” that was held in Washington, DC. Horton called it “a wakeup call for Christ’s body” in his article “The Cult of Christian Trumpism”:
You can’t be woke enough these days. Basketball player turned cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said social media companies should do more to silence “irrational and harmful” posts from conservative and left-wing celebrities who aren’t woke enough. In most cases, “irrational and harmful” are defined as not agreeing with a Leftist agenda. Someone like the former Lew Alcindor is not affected by an implemented Leftist agenda. He’s made his millions and is protected behind the gates and walls of his multi-million-dollar mansion.
In C. S. Lewis’s book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, he describes a beautiful place (Narnia) under the spell of an evil character (the White Witch)—who symbolizes the Devil. Lewis writes of her that it was she who has made it “always winter, but never Christmas.” “Always winter, but never Christmas”—what a great phrase to describe this world, without the loving, powerful, and positive influence of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Raphael Warnock is in a runoff in Georgia against Republican Kelly Loeffler for a valuable Senate seat. Warnock is a Democrat and minister. In a sermon, he attacked Republican senators who passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. He claimed such a vote was a “vicious and evil attack on the most vulnerable people in America” and compared the tax cuts to Herod who was “willing to kill children” to preserve wealth and power.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced new coronavirus restrictions and urged Christians to refrain from attending church services during the Christmas season. This year, we need to think about what is truly the most important thing. Is it the worship or the building? For me, God is wherever you are. You don’t have to sit in the church pew for God to hear your prayers. What is the most important thing?
The following is from the Bank of Italy. “Gold is an excellent hedge against adversity” and “as protection against high inflation… [U]nlike foreign currencies, gold cannot depreciate or be devalued as a result of a loss of confidence.” Gold restrains governments from creating unconstitutional and regressive programs that end up bankrupting nations. Today, all a government has to do to create the façade of prosperity is to increase the amount of currency in circulation and call it money.
Pope Francis says the right to private property is “a secondary natural right derived from that which everyone has,” which in turn arises from the “universal destiny of created goods” and affirmed that “the Christian tradition never recognized as absolute and the right to private property untouchable.” Pope Francis’ thinking on the topic of private property is muddled and contradictory. Private property is not a “natural right.” Private property follows directly from God as the Ultimate Property owner and His sovereign right to declare how property is used and maintained.
I realize that the election isn’t over, but it isn’t looking good for President Trump. Let me say something about that. Despite all of the investigations of more than fifty years, which included the Warren Commission Report, the recent release of public documents never originally provided to the public, and dozens of other private probes, none ever demonstrated clearly that there was a conspiracy to kill President John F. Kennedy. Yet, most Americans believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone.
When Mary Tudor (Bloody Mary) became queen of England in 1553, she was determined to roll back the Reformation and reinstate Roman Catholicism. Mary had strong ties to Catholic Spain. She married Philip II of Spain and induced the English Parliament to recognize the authority of papal Rome. Mary met with a great deal of resistance from Protestant reformers in her own country. Mary showed no signs of compromise. The persecution of Protestants followed.
400 years ago this month, a weary band of Christians from England came ashore in New England after a grueling 66-day voyage aboard the Mayflower. The Pilgrims came for one purpose, which they spelled out in writing: “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.” It was all about religious freedom. They wanted to worship Jesus in the purity of the Gospel. 150 years after the Pilgrims came, the founders of this nation enshrined religious freedom in our national charter, the Constitution.
There once was a man who hated his wife. He nit-picked everything she ever did. He had friends to spy on her. With the help of others, he continuously plotted against her. He lied about her, stirring up rumors and stoking the fires of gossip. For more than three years, he abused her and grossly disrespected her person and place as a wife. Sometimes his wife’s personality was perceived as boorish, but she proved by her actions over and again her sacrificial love for the family.
The following article is my third response to a journalism and political science major who sent me questions to answer for a research paper she was writing. (Read Part One and Part Two) Here’s the multi-part question: Roy Moore also landed himself in some controversy when he began refusing to recognize federal court orders regarding marriage equality. Does American Vision believe that Moore’s actions aid in the restoration of America to its Biblical Foundation?
If Joe Biden and company indeed have won, the more radical among his cadre will demand vengeance. AOC already has announced the intent to hold President Trump supporters “accountable.” Those of us who didn’t support Biden will be given options. Either suffer the wrath of the winners or “come together” in “unity.” There will be a lot of rhetoric about healing and coming together. After all, wouldn’t that be a good thing?
The issue of abortion has barely come up in the debates of Election 2020. But for many of us, it is still the issue that matters most. I am a one issue voter, without apology, and that issue is abortion. I’m against it. If a politician thinks it is acceptable—whatever the rhetoric—to deliberately kill a living, developing human being in the womb, that politician is wrong. And he or she will never have my vote.
Since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton and the Democrats in 2016, Democrats have said some very bad things about him, his supporters, and the United States. The nomination and confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett has driven these people to the lowest of low when it comes to disparaging people they disagree with. How many times have you heard Democrats tell us that Joe Biden will unify the nation. Don’t you believe it.
Christians are still bringing up “I can’t vote for the lesser of two evils.” Somehow they believe it’s wrong to vote for someone like Donald Trump who is doing a number of things to stop abortion but it’s OK to sit back and let Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win in November knowing full well that abortion will continue unabated. Somehow saving some unborn babies is not OK but letting a political party that supports abortion on demand with our tax dollars is OK.
Pastors are supposed to be prophets, not in the sense of foretelling but in forthtelling. The Old Testament prophets were critical of the immoral—lawless—actions of Israel’s religious and civil leaders, and they were never nice about it (e.g., Jer. 2:20; 3:1–3; Jer. 5:7–8). Jesus was equally critical and used harsh language to call out the religious establishment of the day: Jesus said, “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good?
It’s a cliché to say that this is the most important election in our lifetime. But I feel strongly that this is the most important election in our lifetime. There is so much at stake. Above all is the question of whether we will continue as one nation under God. Will we embrace America as founded or will we completely jettison all pretense of our national motto—In God we Trust?
If there are any more Never-Trumper GOPers, pro-Biden Evangelicals, or Third-Party voters left, you need to pay attention to this message from the queen of Leftism, Jane Fonda. She fits all the criteria of a modern-day Leftist — privileged, rich, arrogant, and out of touch with reality. When the system comes crashing down on us, she’ll be above it all, looking down on all the paeons she has no use for.