Saturday, April 27, 2019

RENT-A-KID At the U.S. Border-Get in easy


Today our border security reporter Charlotte Cuthbertson sits down with Mark Morgan, who was U.S. Border Patrol Chief under President Obama, and is also a 20 year veteran of the FBI.
We discuss the roots of the crisis, the day-to-day obstacles border patrol agents face, judicial activism affecting their efforts, and how the situation at the Southern Border has changed rapidly over recent years.
TO SEE FULL INTERVIEW WITH VIDEO, CLICK HERE

Monday, April 1, 2019

Science proves Genesis creation account possible

A prototype of the new printer called the CAL4

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — Researchers at UC Berkeley and LawrenceLivermore Lab have created a new kind of 3D printer that could potentially manufacture life itself.Normal 3D printers work by building up thin layers of melted plastic to create solid objects, but it’s hard to get intricate designs to hold their form.So, design engineers at Cal and Lawrence Livermore Lab got the idea of making 3D objects the same way a CT scan creates 3D images: by hitting a patient with X-rays from many different directions. READ MORE HERE AT KPIX 5 NEWS SITE

The Creation of the World

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Preaching the Gospel of Sexual Freedom

A self-styled progressive sociologist, Nick Wolfinger, recently presented the following eye-popping summary of his latest research at the University of Virginia:
 
"A curious and unhappy feature of family demography is the stubborn persistence of poverty in mother-headed families. In the past 40 years the income gap between single-mother and married-mother families barely changed, a surprising result given women's gains in education and the labor force."
 
In this short paragraph, several crises converge that characterize our age: the crisis of marriage and divorce, the crisis of manhood and absent fathers, and the crisis of promiscuity and out-of-wedlock sex. And what is fascinating to me is that in every case, today's gospel of liberation from nature and religion has only compounded the problem.
 
Preaching the gospel of no-fault divorce and the gospel of marriage unbound from its natural purposes, liberationism has weakened, not strengthened, the institution of marriage. And as a result, participation in marriage, a major correlated factor of wealth and well-being, has decreased.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities Spring Up in USA



A growing number of states, counties, cities, and towns are declaring themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” and are refusing to enforce gun-control laws that infringe on the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
While adopting ordinances and resolutions to defy gun laws isn’t a new tactic, momentum is rapidly building – likely in response to increasing calls for more gun control at state and federal levels.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Past Due Book Review: The Democratization of American Christianity

Camp Revival Meeting, circa early 19th Century

Trying to review a decades old book with a fresh perspective is like pouring new wine into old wineskins--bursting the seams is a very real danger. Nevertheless, the importance of keeping before us how we, as a nation, got to where we are at in terms of Protestantism and politics far outweighs the pitfalls, especially in today's almost completely fragmented world of competing ideas forced upon us by a multitude of sources that keep us from what the author and Christian apologist Nancy Pearcey calls 'total truth' in her groundbreaking book of the same name. 

The Democratization of American Christianity, by author and president of Wake Forest University, Nathan O. Hatch, is a work that should be required reading in every American history class at the high school or college level today. Not only has it stood the test of time in a literary sense, it also helps the reader to see that there is nothing new under the sun in American politics and religiosity in the current climate of populism, identity politics and antidisestablishmentarianism.

 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Status of Non-Muslim Minorities Under Islamic Rule

Dhimmitude: the Islamic system of governing populations conquered by jihad wars, encompassing all of the demographic, ethnic, and religious aspects of the political system. The word "dhimmitude" as a historical concept, was coined by Bat Ye'or in 1983 to describe the legal and social conditions of Jews and Christians subjected to Islamic rule. The word "dhimmitude" comes from dhimmi, an Arabic word meaning "protected". Dhimmi was the name applied by the Arab-Muslim conquerors to indigenous non-Muslim populations who surrendered by a treaty (dhimma) to Muslim domination. Islamic conquests expanded over vast territories in Africa, Europe and Asia, for over a millennium (638-1683). The Muslim empire incorporated numerous varied peoples which had their own religion, culture, language and civilization. For centuries, these indigenous, pre-Islamic peoples constituted the great majority of the population of the Islamic lands. Although these populations differed, they were ruled by the same type of laws, based on the shari'a.
This similarity, which includes also regional variations, has created a uniform civilization developed throughout the centuries by all non-Muslim indigenous people, who were vanquished by a jihad-war and governed by shari'a law. It is this civilization which is called dhimmitude. It is characterized by the different strategies developed by each dhimmi group to survive as non-Muslim entity in their Islamized countries. Dhimmitude is not exclusively concerned with Muslim history and civilization. Rather it investigates the history of those non-Muslim peoples conquered and colonized by jihad.
Dhimmitude encompasses the relationship of Muslims and non-Muslims at the theological, social, political and economical levels. It also incorporates the relationship between the numerous ethno-religious dhimmi groups and the type of mentality that they have developed out of their particular historical condition which lasted for centuries, even in some Muslim countries, till today.
Dhimmitude is an entire integrated system, based on Islamic theology. It cannot be judged from the circumstantial position of any one community, at a given time and in a given place. Dhimmitude must be appraised according to its laws and customs, irrespectively of circumstances and political contingencies. LEARN MORE AT http://dhimmitude.org

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Queer Theory: An attack on the concept of a fixed sexual identity


The last decade has seen the rise of a new ideology in the West, and increasingly also in other parts of the globe. It has sometimes been described as ‘Transgenderism’, and sometimes as ‘Queer Theory’. It differs from previous movements in that it does not specifically push for either sexual promiscuity or ‘gay rights’. Rather, it is an attack on the whole concept of a fixed sexual identity. Queer theory involves a critique of all that used to be labelled ‘normal’ when it comes to sexuality and gender, and it has crowned the transsexual community as the heroes of our time. In this article I will explore some key aspects of this trend, including a biblical analysis of its claims and consequences.
See more: http://evangelicalfocus.com/blogs/4207/Queer_Theory_An_attack_on_the_concept_of_a_fixed_sexual_identity

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

More End Times Analysis from Scripture and Church History

Reformed Eschatology (Amillennial) Since the Reformation

Rev. Charles J. Terpstra


This article appeared in The Standard Bearer, Vol. 76; No. 2; October 15, 1999. Rev. Terpstra is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church of Holland, Michigan
It is probably well known that the Reformation did not develop Christian doctrine in the area of eschatology very strongly. In part this was due to the fact that, in general, the Reformers accepted the long-standing, amillennial eschatology of Augustine set forth c. AD 400. And partly this was due to the fact that the various doctrines that belong to eschatology were not all that controversial at the time of the Reformation. An exception to this was the chiliast error (literal millennialism, i.e., thousand-year reign of Christ on earth) that arose again in the church, this time in the Anabaptist camp. The Reformers rejected this, as had Augustine twelve centuries earlier and the church consistently thereafter. Perhaps another controversial area was the Reformers' view of the Antichrist, whom most believed to be the Roman Catholic papacy.
This is not to say, however, that the Reformers did not have a firm, orthodox belief of the last things. They certainly did, as other articles in this special issue demonstrate. In simple, straightforward fashion they followed the teaching of Scripture concerning the hope of the church. They understood this present age to be the so-called millennium of Revelation 20:1-6 and the last before the return of Christ. They believed the end of this age would be marked by increasing wickedness in the world and apostasy in the church, culminating in the rise of the antichrist. They held to the personal, visible, glorious coming (only one!) of Christ when all things were full according to God's counsel. They embraced the truth of the bodily resurrection of all the dead, the final, public judgment, and the re-creation of the heavens and the earth by Christ upon His return. And they believed the everlasting states of the righteous and wicked - unending bliss with God in the new creation for the former, and unending torment in hell for the latter. The Reformation doctrine of the last things may be seen (and read), for example, in the brief but beautiful thirty-seventh article of the Belgic Confession.