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Post by: Mark on September 30, 2012, 04:50:39 pm


Title: Re: WE REAP WHAT WE SOW !!!!
Post by: tennis shoe on September 30, 2012, 05:37:08 pm
A few dared to call it as they saw it back in 1996. The response was telling.

When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard: 

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today to ask Your Forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ''Woe to those who call evil good,'' but that's exactly what we have done. We have lost our Spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We confess that; we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism; We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism; We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle; We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery; We have neglected the needy and called it self preservation; We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare; We have killed our unborn and called it choice; We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable; We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem; We have abused power and called it political savvy; We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition; We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression; We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, O God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of this state and who have been ordained by You, to govern this great state of Kansas. Grant them your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of Your Will.

I ask in in the name of your Son, The Living Savior, Jesus Christ

The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest.  In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa, and Korea.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 30, 2012, 05:51:07 pm
And less not forget 501c3 which pretty much got the ball rolling in the 50's - since then, churches in America started to get complacent.

Judgment must begin at the house of the Lord.

BTW - excellent video!

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 30, 2012, 11:28:59 pm
And less not forget 501c3 which pretty much got the ball rolling in the 50's - since then, churches in America started to get complacent.

Judgment must begin at the house of the Lord.

BTW - excellent video!

Having viewed this video again - it's also amazing how the modern-day church has brought in repackaged-entertainment to make it look "Christian"(ie-CCM). And, of course, via the moral majority/religious right, they've yoked up with the world by blindly endorsing pagan Republican candidates b/c somehow only Republican politicians mean material blessings to this country(ie-now it seems like they're making the same mistake by supporting Romney).

I don't know when the Revelation prophecies will get unleased, but assuming it won't until the next generation after us, don't be surprised if the modern-day church openly embraces gay marriage, violent entertainment, eugenics, etc by then. This just shudders me.

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Post by: Christian40 on October 02, 2012, 01:06:06 am
So it started with that woman Madalyn Murray O'Hair who didn't want any prayer in schools, well one woman could not have done it on her own could she?

Madalyn Murray O'Hair (April 13, 1919 – September 29, 1995) was an American atheist activist. She was the founder of the organization American Atheists and served as its president from 1963 to 1986. One of her sons, Jon Garth Murray, was the president of the organization from 1986 to 1995, while she remained de facto president during these nine years. She is best known for the Murray v. Curlett lawsuit, which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963. This came one year after the Supreme Court prohibited officially sponsored prayer in schools in Engel v. Vitale. O'Hair later founded American Atheists and became so controversial that in 1964 Life magazine referred to her as "the most hated woman in America."

In 1960, Murray filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore City Public School System, in which she asserted that it was unconstitutional for her son William to be required to participate in Bible readings at Baltimore public schools. In this litigation, she stated that her son's refusal to partake in the Bible readings had resulted in bullying being directed against him by classmates, and that administrators condoned this.

After consolidation with Abington School District v. Schempp, the lawsuit reached the Supreme Court of the United States in 1963. The Court voted 8-1 in Schempp's favor, which effectively banned mandatory Bible verse recitation at public schools in the United States. Prayer in schools other than Bible-readings had already been ended in 1962 by the Court's ruling in Engel v. Vitale.

O'Hair filed a lawsuit with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in regard to the Apollo 8 Genesis reading. The case was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court for lack of jurisdiction. The effects of the suit were varied: although NASA asked Buzz Aldrin to refrain from quoting the Bible in the Apollo 11 mission, he was not denied the opportunity to conduct the first Communion service in space.


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Post by: Kilika on October 02, 2012, 03:31:26 am
Madalyn Murray O'Hair, infamous athiest, was murdered...

In 1995 she was kidnapped and murdered, along with her son Jon Murray and granddaughter Robin Murray O'Hair, by former American Atheist office manager David Roland Waters

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madalyn_Murray_O'Hair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madalyn_Murray_O'Hair)

Title: Re: WE REAP WHAT WE SOW !!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 02, 2012, 08:49:51 am
So it started with that woman Madalyn Murray O'Hair who didn't want any prayer in schools, well one woman could not have done it on her own could she?

I wasn't born yet in the 60's, but remember 501c3 happened a decade prior - pt being that apparently, it was during this time(when this went to the USSC) when churches in America had no choice but to stand down and hush up b/c quite simply, they were afraid of losing their "tax-exempt" statuses. No, they didn't have to openly protest, per se, but again, they had no choice but to ignore this.

Yes, this was a very evil woman, but again, judgment must begin at the house of the Lord...

Title: Re: WE REAP WHAT WE SOW !!!!
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 13, 2013, 09:49:07 am
And don't forget this, first and foremost...


Title: Re: WE REAP WHAT WE SOW !!!!
Post by: Christian40 on January 13, 2013, 09:32:42 pm
And don't forget this, first and foremost...


That's it Mr Ruckman, you preach it BA2! i would rather listen to some teenager preach the KJV than some grown man preach the false gospel while pretending he is right and making a regular income from telling lies. yes James White is a goose!

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 23, 2016, 11:37:35 am
Danny Castle - People didn't learn from 9/11 - Stay and burn or jump? Sept 11th/2011 am service


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 23, 2016, 03:04:56 pm
Fewer Americans Believe in God — Yet They Still Believe in Afterlife
by Maggie Fox

Fewer Americans say they believe in God or pray regularly — yet more people believe in an afterlife nonetheless, a new study finds.

It's a generational thing, with millennials the least likely generation to say they're religious or to take the Bible literally, the team at San Diego State University, Florida Atlantic University and Case Western Reserve University found.

"In recent years, fewer Americans prayed, believed in God, took the Bible literally, attended religious services, identified as religious, affiliated with a religion, or had confidence in religious institutions," the team wrote in the journal Sage Open.

"The large declines in religious practice among young adults are also further evidence that millennials are the least religious generation in memory, and possibly in American history," said psychologist Jean Twenge of San Diego State University, who led the study.

“"The large declines in religious practice among young adults are also further evidence that millennials are the least religious generation in memory, and possibly in American history"”

The team looked at the General Social Survey, in which up to 58,000 people are interviewed annually about a variety of factors, including religion.

They answered questions such as: "What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion" and "Do you believe there is a life after death?"

They found big changes since the 1970s and 1980s.

"In the late 1980s, only 13 percent of U.S. adults expressed serious doubts about the existence of God (choosing one of the less certain response choices such as 'I don't believe in God,' 'I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out,' or 'I don't believe in a personal God, but do believe in a Higher Power of some kind,'" the team wrote.

"Among 18- to 29-year-olds, 30 percent had serious doubts by 2014, more than twice as many as in the late 1980s (12 percent)."

Fewer also believe the Bible is the actual word of God.

“"It was interesting that fewer people participated in religion or prayed but more believed in an afterlife."”

"In 1984, 14 percent of Americans believed the Bible 'is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men' rather than the word of God; by 2014, 22 percent of Americans believed this, a 57 percent increase," they wrote.

In 1998, 49 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds said they were moderately or very religious in 1998. By 2014 this had dropped to 38 percent.

And while 15 percent of adults said they were "not religious at all" in 1998, 20 percent did in 2014.

Yet 80 percent of Americans said they believe in an afterlife in 2014, up from 73 percent in 1972-74.

"It was interesting that fewer people participated in religion or prayed but more believed in an afterlife," Twenge said. "It might be part of a growing entitlement mentality - thinking you can get something for nothing."

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 09, 2016, 02:22:43 pm
‘There’s nobody left’: Evangelicals feel abandoned by GOP after Trump’s ascent

LINCOLN, Neb. — Pastor Gary Fuller planned a Sunday service focused on involving Christians in the political process and featuring a speech by the pastor father of Sen. Ted Cruz. But after a week in which Cruz abruptly dropped out of the race, his father scrapped his appearance here and Donald Trump became the Republican Party’s standard-bearer, a dismayed Fuller kept the political portion short.

“Vote according to your convictions,” Fuller told congregants at Gentle Shepherd Baptist Church who will cast ballots in Nebraska’s presidential primary Tuesday. “What you believe is the right thing to vote for, according to the Scriptures.”

He told congregants that the church can’t and won’t promote one candidate over another. But Fuller has a hard time stomaching Trump as the Republican nominee and plans to vote for Cruz on Tuesday, even though the senator has dropped out of the race.

“In a sense, we feel abandoned by our party,” Fuller said. “There’s nobody left.”

Fuller and other conservatives whose voting decisions are guided by their Christian faith find themselves dismayed and adrift now that Trump has wrested control of the Republican Party. It is a sentiment that reaches from the small, aluminum-sided church with a large white cross on its front that Fuller and his wife built on the Nebraska plains to the highest levels of American religious life. Even progressive Christians — evangelicals and Catholics, among others — who don’t necessarily vote Republican are alarmed that Trump is attracting many voters who call themselves religious. A coalition of nearly 60 Christian leaders — many progressive and some conservative — published an open letter last week asking voters of faith to reject Trump and his “vulgar racial and religious demagoguery,” warning that the nation faces a “moral threat” from the candidate.

Donald Trump won South Carolina's presidential primary with strong evangelical support. Yet evangelicals remain bitterly divided, as many question his stance on social issues ranging from abortion to gay marriage. (Dalton Bennett/The Washington Post)

“Certain kinds of political appeals and certain kinds of political developments are fundamentally antithetical to the Christian faith and must be named as such,” said David Gushee, a professor of ethics at Mercer University who signed the letter.

There is consternation about the hard line Trump takes on immigrants and about the morality of a thrice-married man who has long bragged about his sexual conquests. But another factor is at work as well: The traditional social and cultural positions that drive many religious conservative voters, including same-sex marriage and abortion, have been cast aside by a candidate who seems to have little interest in fighting the culture wars.

In the past, Trump has espoused social views to the left of his party, including a longtime acceptance of gay rights, although he has since moved right on many of them. He has praised Planned Parenthood for helping millions of women. He is running as an antiabortion candidate but had said in the past that he supported abortion rights and would not ban the procedure known as partial-birth abortion.

And while he says he is against same-sex marriage, he has attended a same-sex wedding and is opposed to a North Carolina law — aimed at transgender people — that requires people to use bathrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificate. He said transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner could use the women’s room at his properties.

[How bathrooms and transgender rights have become a flashpoint in the GOP race ]

“This year the Republican Party has not just surrendered on the culture wars, they’ve joined the other side. And that’s a unique situation,” said Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Cruz crusaded for social issues, making opposition to the transgender bathroom law one of his biggest fights at the end of his candidacy. The gambit failed when the senator from Texas lost badly to Trump in Indiana, a state that passed a controversial religious freedom law last year that led to a heated fight few want to relitigate.

“Trying to use social issues as primary issues to define a campaign has not borne out as effective for those candidates who embraced it,” said Gregory T. Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, which advocates for conservative gays and lesbians.

But there are voters like Fuller for whom “it’s always about social issues.” He cast ballots for John McCain and Mitt Romney despite not loving their platforms, but he felt they were men of character who would do right by the country. Many at a Baptist conference he attended last week were shaking their heads, he said, unsure about how to handle the upcoming election; supporting Hillary Clinton and her liberal positions seems contrary to everything many of them stand for.

“I got the idea of ‘Who would Jesus have voted for, Herod or Pilate?’ and probably neither one, and that’s where I feel we’re at here,” Fuller said.

Fuller said some voters of faith he has spoken with in recent days simply want to stop Clinton from becoming president. His sister is one; she plans to vote not so much for Trump but against Clinton. Others in Nebraska are still holding out hope at the long-shot idea that Cruz, whose name is still on the ballot, will somehow win the state and get back in the race. Still others are intrigued by the idea of a third option, a notion one of this state’s Republican senators, Ben Sasse, has pushed for on social media.

Moore said many evangelicals are “horrified” to have to choose between Trump and Clinton. More conservative evangelicals like Moore are concerned about moral and social issues. Gushee said that progressive ones such as himself and the other letter-signers are worried about the “bigotry, xenophobia and misogyny” they see from Trump.

Despite this, many self-
described evangelicals have cast ballots for the brash New Yorker. Trump has captured about a third of the vote of white born-again or evangelical Christians and tends to do well among evangelicals who don’t frequent church. He has also won the endorsement of leaders such as Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, where Trump spoke this year and where Cruz announced his candidacy in March 2015.

Trump has made overtures to conservative Christians — he often alleges that people are discouraged from saying “Merry Christmas” — but has also frequently stumbled. He misstated the name of a book in the Bible, and on another occasion struggled when asked to cite a favorite Bible verse.

The splits over Trump reflect demographic and theological differences within the evangelical community, Moore said. The debate over whether evangelical Christians can support Trump’s candidacy while keeping true to their beliefs “may be shaping the very nature of evangelicalism,” Mark Galli, editor of Christianity Today, wrote in March.

The fissure is playing out in some households, including Rich and Heather Dreesman’s in Plattsmouth, Neb.

Rich Dreesman doesn’t like Trump, calling him “not a godly man” and “kind of a lunatic.” But he will probably vote for him in November because he believes Democrats and Hillary Clinton are “evil” and “ignorant.” His antipathy toward Democrats is strong: He said he wanted to write into his will that none of his five children would receive their portion of his estate if they registered as Democrats; he fired his lawyer for saying no.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 24, 2017, 12:27:42 pm
Look Who Just Said Kid Rock Would Win The GOP Primary!!

According to a GOP Consultant, Kid Rock would be the favorite if he were to enter the Michigan State Senate Race.

The Hill reported: A Republican consultant says singer Kid Rock would be “prohibitive favorite” if he enters the Michigan Senate race.

“I think there’s no question about that. I think he’s the prohibitive favorite if he gets in,” Dennis Lennox, a Michigan-based Republican political consultant, told Politico.

The musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, just needs to steer clear of getting caught up in any serious scandals, Lennox said.

“Presuming Kid Rock doesn’t get caught in bed with a little boy, or beat up a woman between now and August 2018, he’s going to win the nomination if he gets in,” Lennox predicted.

Another Republican warned against writing the entertainer off early, pointing to the difference between Kid Rock and the typical pool of seasoned, well-groomed candidates.

“The fact that he’s non-traditional is appealing to a lot of people. Obviously it scares others who want someone more predictable,” Saul Anuzis, the former Michigan GOP party chairman, told Politico.

Anuzis said Ritchie would stand out compared to the other candidates as well as the Democratic incumbent, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Mich.).

“But if you’re going to beat an entrenched candidate like Debbie Stabenow in a purple state, you need to do something different,” Anuzis said, adding that Kid Rock is a “a hometown darling” in the state.

"He’s got deep connections to Detroit. He’s done a lot throughout the state,” Anuzis continued. “Anybody who’s writing him off is making a mistake.”

The report drew parallels between Kid Rock and then-candidate Donald Trump, who was also underestimated when he first threw his name into the presidential race.

The musician hinted at a Senate run earlier this month, confirming that a campaign website with his name is real and teasing that he would have a “major announcement in the near future.”


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Title: Re: WE REAP WHAT WE SOW !!!!
Post by: Mark on January 13, 2018, 08:14:56 pm
New York Times Article Commends Lying in Children

 Last week, The New York Times published an article that had the headline, “Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good.”

In the article itself, Alex Stone pushes back against the assumption that a child’s habit of lying should trouble parents. “We believe honesty is a moral imperative,” he writes, “and we try to instill this belief in our children.” But, according to Stone, research tells us that “[l]ying is not only normal; it’s also a sign of intelligence.” As a result, parents should be pleased when their children start lying to them. He even suggests that the younger the child is when they start lying, the better.

According to one psychologist he cites, parents should celebrate if they find that their 2- or 3-year-old is lying. For young kids, the ability to lie shows that they’re more “socially adept and well adjusted.”

For parents who have habitually honest children, Stone even recommends “speed[ing] up the process” by engaging their lying faculties in “interactive games and role-playing exercises.” Lying is worth practicing, he suggests, because it’s “good for your brain.”

Stone recognizes that this discovery causes a new conundrum for parents. “We want our children to be clever enough to lie but morally disinclined to do so,” he writes. How can parents make this possible? To guide parents through this question, Stone cites research that shows punishing lying to be less effective then rewarding truth-telling. So he recommends that parents avoid spanking their lying children. As an alternative, he says, parents could just pay their kids to tell the truth.

So, even though it may cost parents some cash to counteract the lying lessons they give their children, it will supposedly be worth it because lying makes their kids smarter.

This is the message of our culture. It’s completely contrary to the message of the Bible. While the world associates lying with mental maturity, Scripture associates lying with the sinful flesh. Revelation 22 even groups liars with the murderers and the sexually immoral. According to the Bible, lying has nothing to do with true wisdom and everything to do with worldly wisdom. It’s the sort of wisdom or “knowledge” that made Adam and Eve lie to their Creator when they hid from him in the Garden of Eden. It’s the same sort of wisdom that Satan whispered to Eve in Genesis chapter 3.

All parents will have to choose at some point what sort of wisdom they will promote in their kids. And it’s a decision that will bring along eternal consequences.


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Post by: Mark on March 11, 2018, 11:53:29 pm
Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let something like this happen?" (regarding the attacks on Sept, 11, hurricanes and earth quakes. Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said "I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?" In light of recent events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found recently) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school .... the Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK. Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK. Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves. Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW." Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace. Are you laughing? Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they WILL think, of you for sending it. Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us. Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.
God bless you as you share it with friends. No Nation or people can ever survive or succeed without Jesus Christ.

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Post by: Mark on June 06, 2019, 04:29:45 am
Democrats Have Removed ‘So Help Me God’ From House Committee Oaths

Yes, Democrats Have Removed ‘So Help Me God’ From House Committee Oaths