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(11/24/2019) Tell Us Something We Don’t Know: Christian Leader Franklin Graham Says There is “Demonic Origin” to Resistance to President Trump.  Given that I've concluded that the Democrats are the Party of Satan, I'm pretty sure that there is demonic influence involved.  It is certainly possible to be opposed to Trump without Satan's influence, but given all the lies involved on the part of many, Satan's tactics are definitely in heavy use.

(11/24/2019) Pope Francis Cites Fictional French Epic to Prove Christians Are Violent.  Francis is the first pope in my lifetime that I have not admired.

(11/22/2019) Let's be clear: What Pete Buttigieg preaches isn't Christianity.  I keep picking on the guy.  Why?  Because he has a very big soapbox, adoring fans in the media, and he is preaching a very false gospel.

(11/21/2019) Pete Buttigieg Twists Christianity: 'Salvation' Depends on Being 'Useful.'  Excellent article.  It not only criticizes Mayor Pete, it thoroughly explains salvation.  Note that Mayor Pete specifically said salvation depends on this.  He also claims that Christians who do not support his policy proposals are not good Christians and make Christianity look bad.

(11/21/2019) Mayor Pete Sits in Judgment of God.  I hate to pick on Mayor Pete, but I have never seen someone who claims to be a Christian misuse the Bible as much for political purposes. And I can never forget the Mayor Pete blames God for his lifestyle.  Is Mayor Pete even a Christian?  There is reason for concern and I pray for him now and then.  God will sort it out.

(11/20/2019) Study: ‘Intelligent People Find Religion Irrational.’ Here’s Why That Shouldn’t Bother You. (Part 1).  There are problems with the study, but pretend it is correct.  People who consider themselves to be highly intelligent are bound to be more inclined to think of themselves, in a sense, as smarter than God.  They are smart, why do they need God?  You know the old saying: true wisdom is recognizing how little you know.  One can be highly intelligent, but not necessarily wise.  In fact, much of the resistance to self-proclaimed "elites" (highly intelligent) is that they take their genuine expertise in one area and think it qualifies them to be an expert in other areas.  My main counter to the study is that it is meaningless.  Should Christians defer to the non-Christian views of "highly intelligent" people?  Scads of highly intelligent people are Christian, as was Isaac Newton, possibly the most intelligent man who ever lived.

(11/18/2019) Helping People Connect With God in an Increasingly Godless Society.  Churches that actually preach the Bible need to be a lot more bold in our witness.

(11/17/2019) Gov. Greg Abbott Praises Kanye West for Sunday Service at Houston Jail.  If anyone with a microphone uses it to promote the gospel, I am all for it.

(11/14/2019) A song just a song if it's just feel-good music.  Some modern church music is pretty decent theologically speaking, but the older hymns are full of much deeper and sound theology.  I speak this as a hymn guy.

(11/11/2019) Why Pete Buttigieg Is The Most Destructive Candidate For Christianity.  Mayor Pete preaches a false gospel.  It is a destructive gospel, as well.  It is bad for the individual, for the church, for Christianity and for the nation.

(11/09/2019) Lesbian Priest Promotes Abortionists as ‘Saints’.  How many pastors and priests are not actually Christian?  How many denominations?  How many who consider the selves "Christian" are, in fact, lost?  We need to bring Christ to the lost inside the church as well as the lost outside.

(11/04/2019) Over 1000 People Profess Jesus Is King at Kanye Concert in Baton Rouge.  We'll see how this holds up, but until something happens to prove otherwise, I am a big fan of Kanye, the new Christian.

(11/04/2019) The Holy Spirit — Can’t We All Just Get Along?  I am not a charismatic, yet tongues and their interpretations are listed as spiritual gifts.  I have no problem with the form of expressing the "anointing" of the Holy Spirit as long as what is being communicated is consistent with Scripture.   There are some churches and denominations that seem to have abandoned Scripture as their guide.  But rather than throw the baby out with the bathwater, we need to pray for their revival and return to Christ and the Bible.  There are many true Christians going to those churches.  Though I recommend individual Christians who attend such a church to leave and find a church that preaches the Bible, I do pray that those that remain somehow turn that church around.  We are supposedly one church, and we should not be judging and rejecting others based on the form of worship.  But we should be calling all churches that claim to be Christian to preach the Bible, not some form of cultural accommodation.  And as individual Christians, we need to focus on and spend time in Scripture and disciple others to do the same.  How can we have revival in America and in the world if we fight among ourselves and do not get ourselves and our local church back in alignment with God?

(11/03/2019) Spiritual But Not Religious.  This is an interesting article, as are the comments.  When people say they are spiritual but not religious, I believe that what they are really saying is that they are unwilling to make any kind of commitment, but they think they are hedging their bets by being "spiritual."  What I find a bit appalling is how many seem to be treating faith as something of no great consequence. 

(10/29/2019) A Little Fire and Brimstone Please.  Far too many churches rarely, if ever, preach about sin and hell.  How can you preach a holy God without doing so?  You really can't. 

(10/27/2019) Study: Regular church attendance boosts mental health.  Of course.

(10/26/2019) Why Faith is Key to Preserving Our Liberty.  And so it is.

(10/24/2109) Critical Race Theory – a bait-and-switch tactic infiltrating the Church.  Sadly, the big mucky-mucks at the SBC seem to have fallen for it.  Any time you start judging people and treating them on the basis of what they are rather than who they are, you are asking for trouble.  And it is totally non-biblical. 

(10/15/2019) Is Cory Booker Misusing the Bible? Yes.  I'll be blunt - you cannot be biblical and be a progressive at the same time.  Sorry.  Whenever a progressive quotes the Bible, you know they are misusing it. 

(10/12/2019) What is the ‘Fruit’ of the Evolving Faith Conference?  Jesus made it very clear that we bear fruit when we abide in him, he abides in us, and we obey his commands.  It seems that the "evolving faith" crowd has as very different view of what it means to bear fruit.  They seem to think that bearing fruit involves accepting "marginalized" people not merely for who they are but for what they do, no matter how the "what they do" may conflict with God's commands.  We are all sinners - and we all need to confess and repent of our sins.  But there is a bit of a problem when one is in denial concerning their sins.  The fundamental tenet of progressive theology is that hating the sin means hating the sinner (and faith is all about love), and besides, all sorts of stuff the Bible makes clear is sin, really isn't, so there is no need for confession and repentance.  Just live whatever lifestyle you want and talk a lot about love and you're good to go.  And be sure to call everyone who disagrees with you "haters" and "bigots."

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