What makes Christians close their eyes?

A few weeks ago we wondered how March for Our Lives could have managed to organize almost at once some 800,000 gun-control protesters [only 10% of the marchers were students] in Washington, DC. Equally peculiar was that students apparently had some ‘loose change’ on hand to underwrite the multi-million-dollar budget. Truth be told, it can be safely assumed that high-school students neither planned the event nor took care of the expenditure. Secular anti-gun advocates and media elites did, playing the students as pawns. Another matter that bears repeating is the question why Christians are closing their eyes rather than...

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The Church of “The Donald”

Never mind Fox. Trump’s most reliable media mouthpiece is now Christian TV. [] “When ‘Huckabee’ made its debut on TBN [Trinity Broadcasting Network] last fall, it immediately became the network’s highest-rated show, with more than a million viewers for a typical episode. Unlike every other show the network has produced, it is overtly political and squarely focused on current events. It has a variety component, with musical guests and comedians, and Huckabee occasionally breaks out his own bass guitar on stage. But in its six months on the air, Huckabee has also interviewed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump-defending...

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Saving America is a spiritual task

“Usurping power is the anarchist’s aim, in order to control resources and to seize ideological supremacy.” We may start to wonder about the role of public education. Is it to demand of children, who are trying to master their ABCs, that they now also study “the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the country’s history?” The waning influence of Christians in the public square is shocking. Illinois lawmakers advance bill requiring schools to teach LGBT history. Elevating homosexual Americans, as pagan Secularism strives to do, to the same plane as African Americans, Hispanic Americans...

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America is smack-dab in the middle of a ‘cultural civil war’

Nothing could be further from the truth than what comes across as a contest between Democrats and Republicans. In reality, two distinct and immutable religions – Christianity and Secularism – are vying for ideological supremacy in the public square. A better labeling would read: America is smack-dab in the middle of a ‘cultural civil war’. Eventually, one worldview will triumph over the other. This is by no means a new historical phenomenon, as Spurgeon informs us: “A medal was struck by Diocletian, which still remains, bearing the inscription, ‘The name of Christians being extinguished’. And in Spain, [a] monumental...

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The False Witness – Libations for Liberty

Mark Twain has never struck me as a go to source for spiritual guidance. But the quote attributed to him above makes a good point. Telling a lie and bearing false witness are not exactly the same thing. A false witness is certainly a lie, but all lies are not a false witness. The size of the fish that got away might be a lie, but no real damage is done to others. I’m not justifying such lies, but a false witness is a whole different thing. There is a reason that the commandment to “not bear false witness...

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