A Word for the Wise

This is a post from the Family Research Council web site:

“President Obama may not think America is a Christian nation — but the majority of people want it to be. According to the Barna Group’s annual ‘State of the Bible’ report, most Americans think the country would be better off if they read and applied God’s word to daily life. And that includes politicians. More than half of Americans think our elected officials would be ‘more effective’ if they read Scripture every day. In an election cycle when we’ve witnessed some of the worst personal attacks of any campaigns, it would certainly add some civility to the race. Despite the significant cultural shift in the country, 80 percent still see the Bible as sacred literature — which, the majority believes, has too little influence on society.

‘From the Ten Commandments to the Golden Rule, the Bible certainly contains principles for political discourse — even for the non-Christian,’ said a Barna spokeswoman. ‘And for Americans, who are steeped in both a historical and present Christian cultural influence, the Bible remains an important moral document, not just a religious one.’ So if a majority of Americans think the Bible and its teachings would have a positive influence on our public life, why have we allowed a vocal minority to purge it from public life? If our country truly is ‘of the people, by the people, and for the people’ isn’t it time to do something about that? Stand up for what you believe in! As an American, it’s your right — and as a Christian, it’s your responsibility.”

Anti-Christian Activity Grows – ACLJ Newsletter

I got this today from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

“Bill,

Universities are engaging in anti-Christian discrimination at an alarming rate.

One state college rejected a Christian student, saying the medical ‘field is not the place for religion.’

In fact, when we took the case, the school doubled down saying the student’s reliance on ‘God’ and ‘religious beliefs’ for wanting to serve others is not a ‘concrete reason.’

In another of our cases, a college student was denied admission because he ‘brought up religion.’

This isn’t just outrageous; it’s blatantly unconstitutional.

Right now we’re in federal court in both cases. But disturbingly anti-Christian discrimination is growing nationwide.

One university student was expelled for her faith, another was told to defile the name of Jesus, and another was failed for refusing to agree that Christianity is false.

We’re in court defending the rights of Christian students, but we need to send a message to the universities.

Illegal anti-Christian discrimination must end. These students need your voice.

Sign Our New Petition: Stop Anti-Christian Discrimination.
Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

My Determined Stand of Faith!

I posted this on Facebook, and was encouraged by the support I got:

“I am about to say something so controversial, so forbidden by society at large, it may shock many. I can’t say that I am sorry, because I am not… I have had people tell me I should not say this lest it impact my career, my friendships, in fact, everything. If you are as bold, and brazen, as I am, then be prepared to face persecution. But, here goes… are you ready?

I believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired Word of God. It says what it means, and means what it says. My personal thoughts, opinions, and feelings mean NOTHING compared to the infallible Word of God. I read it, believe it, and live it. I allow God’s Word to inform my thinking, my beliefs, and my opinions.
There, I have said it. Deal with it!”

We will be persecuted due to our stand of God’s Word. But, so be it! God’s unchanging Word is true!

A Sad Day for America

The Supreme Court just ruled that un-Biblical marriage is the “law” of the land. The BIBLE states that marriage is between one man and one woman. The Supreme Court now disagrees with THE BIBLE. Guess what I believe? I believe the Bible. I don’t care one whit what the Supreme Court has said. I will always believe and profess the Bible.

It is a sad day for America… I weep for my country.

The Bible Isn’t Part of Christian Belief? What?!

I am a supporter of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Jay Sekulow sent this email out recently:

“Bill,

It’s a case that could devastate religious freedom in the military.

A Marine was ordered to remove a Bible verse from her desk because her commanding officer “didn’t like their tone.”

The officer forcibly removed the verse, cursed at the Bible (with profanity I won’t repeat), and had her court martialed.

The verse? “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” (Isaiah 54:17)

Unbelievably, a military court held that this verse was based on “subjective beliefs” and not “part of a religious belief system.”

That’s right; the Bible isn’t part of being a Christian.

This is intolerable. If it stands, this ruling could eviscerate religious freedom in the military.

We’re aggressively fighting back. In just days, we’re planning to file a critical brief representing key Members of Congress to reverse this ruling.

Will you defend the religious freedom of those who defend our liberty?

Sign Our Urgent Brief: The Bible Isn’t a Military Crime.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel”

God Knows What True Marriage Is

God’s Word declares that marriage is between a man an a woman. Jesus, Himself, said:

Mark 10:6-9 – “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

But, to the world, it does not matter what God says, or what His Word says, it is all about what the Supreme Court says. I submit to you that no matter what the Supreme Court of the United States says, it will not matter one whit to God. He will have the “last word.”

So, folks, keep in mind, that whatever the court says this month… Christian Marriage, Bible-based Marriage, WILL NOT change. True marriage before God is between one man and one woman. That is what is recognized by God. That is what is recognized by a true, Bible believing church.

It doesn’t matter what man may say.

Send Obama a Message!

This Charisma Magazine article offers some hope that we can send a message that Christians aren’t “less-than-loving,” or “extremists.”

One Way to Stop Obama’s Attacks on Christianity

“At an Easter Prayer Breakfast, President Obama attacked Christians.

He called Christians ‘less-than-loving.’

He did it surrounding the day Christians celebrate the ultimate gift of love—the day Christ died because He loved us.

It’s offensive and uncalled for.

But this isn’t the first time he’s insulted Christians.

At the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year, he demanded Christians get off their ‘high horse’ about Christian persecution. And his Administration has labeled Christians in the military as ‘extremists.’

We’re fighting back—defending Christians—demanding President Obama apologize.

Add your name to our open letter:

Mr. President, Christians aren’t ‘extremists.’ We aren’t unloving. We’re not on a ‘high horse’ about persecution. Every day Christians die for their faith. They sacrifice their lives for others. Your comments were wrong and hurtful. Stop maligning the Christian faith.

Click here to sign the letter.”

So-Called Christian Leaders Embrace Gay Lifestyle

The Bible is plain on a homosexual lifestyle. It is sin. God calls it an abomination. But a recent article about a “Christian author” that appeared on Oprah, said of the homosexual lifestyle: “I think culture is already there and the church will continue to be even more irrelevant when it quotes letters from 2,000 years ago as their best defense, when you have in front of you flesh-and-blood people who are your brothers and sisters and aunts and uncles and co-workers and neighbors and they love each other and just want to go through life with someone.”

Excuse me? What you call “irrelevant letters from 2,000 years ago,” I call the HOLY BIBLE! If you don’t believe in God, or His Word, and the truth that is contained therein… then, yes, believe anything that you want… but PLEASE don’t call yourself a “Christian.” Maybe an author, but NOT a “Christian author!”

Believing the Bible is what believers (Christians) do! Speaking of which, here’s what one of those 2,000 year old letters (from Paul) says:

Rom 1:22 – 32 – “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

Liberals Ignore the Word, Promote Premarital Sex

An article from the Family Research Council:

Let’s Cut to the Chaste!

It wasn’t enough for liberals to demand free birth control for adults. Now, the Left is gearing up for an even bigger sales pitch — for young girls. America’s daughters are the next stop on Congress’s high-speed train of sexual irresponsibility, thanks to a new study from the Washington University School of Medicine. Researchers there insist that if teenage girls had access to free birth control implants like IUDs and hormones, the pregnancy rate would nosedive.

‘When costs are removed, young people and families will use these effective methods,’ said Dr. Mary Ott of Indiana University. Like the American Academy of Pediatrics, which just threw its support behind these more invasive kinds of contraception for kids, Ott is part of a growing movement of doctors determined to remove the barriers to early sexual activity. While researchers cheered the lower birth rates they saw from the free implants (35 out of 1,000 compared to the national average of 158 per 1,000), they were suspiciously mum on the rate of sexually transmitted diseases.

No wonder. IUDs and other contraception might protect against pregnancy, but they have absolutely no effect on deadly infections. And based on the CDC’s own research, young people (ages 15-24) are disproportionally affected — ‘accounting for half of all new STIs,’ even though they only represent 25 percent of the sexually experienced population. In other words, these implants might stop kids from having a baby, but they could mean that we parents lose ours! Instead of focusing on risk reduction, it’s time to focus on risk avoidance. IUDs, injectionable contraceptives, and implants don’t protect against death and disease. They also don’t protect against the higher risk of depression and the emotional toll associated with premarital sex.

Somewhere along the way, it became okay to set the bar lower on purity. Unlike any other risky behavior, adults began operating from a position of lower expectations — as if teenagers were wild animals, incapable of exercising any self-control. It became assumed, not discouraged, that children would have sex. And as a result, we have an entire area of teen education that doesn’t curb the risks — but accelerates them. Think about the other behaviors that can devastate a young person’s life. We don’t tell kids to drink less. We tell them not to drink, period. The same with smoking. We don’t hand them filters because we assume they’re going to light up anyway. We teach them not to.

For whatever reason, we’ve become a society that’s afraid to challenge the idea that kids have to have sex before marriage. We refuse to believe that anyone has the self-respect to wait for their spouse — when in reality, there’s a whole generation of kids out there who want to be abstinent. They just aren’t being challenged to do what may be more difficult and counter-cultural.

Too many moms and dads think their kids aren’t listening to what they say about abstinence. Think again. Parents are the single biggest influence on their children’s decisions about sex — topping Hollywood, celebrities, and even their friends. The culture is committed to marketing promiscuity and immodesty at every turn. As parents, we have to be just as committed to helping our teenagers fight those temptations. It’s time to put our trust in kids to do the right thing. Otherwise, they’ll continue meeting the low standards we set for them.”

Merrium Webster Definition of “fornication”:

“consensual sexual intercourse between two persons not married to each other”

1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.”

Is it impossible for someone not to have intercourse before marriage? I know from personal experience… I didn’t. I was caste. It can be done.

Denomination Calls for Gay Marriage!

I got this email from our friends at NC Values Coalition:

“What would you say if I told you that an entire denomination purporting to hold to Christian teachings has filed suit to force same-sex marriage on North Carolina?

Well, that’s exactly what happened today. The United Church of Christ, several members of the clergy, and 6 same-sex couples have filed suit in federal district court in Charlotte seeking to overturn North Carolina’s marriage laws, so that same-sex couples can get married in the church—of all places!

The North Carolina Values Coalition is on the front lines of this battle. We have been answering calls from the press all day today, but we need your help to continue fighting! [http://ncvalues.org/donate/]

This is the third lawsuit filed since August of last year seeking to strike down North Carolina’s marriage laws and impose same-sex marriage on an unwilling population. And it is the first lawsuit in the entire country initiated by a church denomination and members of the clergy as the aggressors in marriage re-definition.

This is sadly, and predictably, the “lawsuit of the week” filed by those who want to impose same-sex marriage on North Carolina, in spite of the fact that 61% of the voters passed the Marriage Amendment 2 years ago. North Carolinians had good reason to protect marriage in our Constitution, recognizing that the union of a man and woman plays an irreplaceable role in the health of society, first of which is the protection of children.

Moreover, it’s both ironic and sad that an entire religious denomination and its clergy who purport holding to Christian teachings on marriage would look to the courts to justify their errant beliefs. These individuals are simply revisionists that distort the teaching of Scripture to justify sexual revolution, not marital sanctity.

We believe the people of North Carolina have spoken on this issue, and the federal courts have no business overturning the will of the people.

We will continue to stand strong in defense of marriage as God designed it—one man and one woman! Please help us continue this fight by making a donation today!
[http://ncvalues.org/donate/]”

This is so sad on so many levels! If so-called Christians won’t uphold the truths of the Word of God, who will? Do they simply erase Romans 1:21-32 out of their Bibles?

Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.