Daniel Dietrich wrote: ‚ÄúThis song might ruffle some feathers, but maybe some feathers need to be ruffled,‚ÄĚ...
Maybe some tables need to be turned over. Hear me on this, though: It is because I was taught to take the words of Jesus and the prophets seriously that I cannot stay silent....
...‚ÄúEven after enacting deliberately cruel policies to rip families apart and put children in cages at the southern border, evangelical support is as fervent as ever,‚ÄĚ...
‚ÄúI learned to take the words of Jesus seriously ‚Äē love God, love your neighbor, feed the hungry, fight for justice for the oppressed. I thought that things like love, kindness, gentleness, and self-control MATTERED,‚ÄĚ ...‚ÄúI have been so confused and deeply saddened by the unflinching loyalty to a man who so clearly embodies the opposite of these values.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI remember gearing up for that angry bridge but being hit with a wave of sadness instead,‚ÄĚ...‚ÄĚ‚ÄėCome home, you taught me better than this‚Äô came out. That‚Äôs the take in the finished recording.‚ÄĚ¬†
excerpt from, "Evangelical Singer Calls Out Trump‚Äôs Christian Supporters In Scathing New Song"
You can see of the lyrics to the hymn on YouTube anyway---
BDM wrote: ....He has been pegged by some to replace the ecumenical Billy Graham as the United States' pre-eminent evangelist; "the Billy Graham of everywhere" says The Wall Street Journal. (This, of course, was prior to the 11/95 appointment of Graham's son, Franklin, to replace the retiring Billy.) Palau models his ministry and organization after Graham, being influenced by Graham since 1962,..Graham gave Palau money to start his own organization in 1978, the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association (LPEA). Palau raises money for his stadium crusades like Graham also -- the responsibility falls upon sponsoring local churches..... Palau is a member of COR https://tinyurl.com/stmv79g (Coalition on Revival), a Reconstructionist/Dominionist organization dedicated to a https://tinyurl.com/s5u7jz3 social gospel/activism agenda that proposes to impose Biblical standards (e.g., Old Testament law) on unbelieving peoples and institutions. Since Palau has signed COR's Manifesto, it is interesting to read what the people affiliated with COR believe.... .... If Mr. Palau has succeeded in anything in Romania, he has succeeded in conditioning people against the Gospel."
Emma Green wrote: .... [Frankie] There‚Äôs reason to fear what‚Äôs happening in America, too: ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre in a sick world,‚ÄĚ he said, ‚Äúvery sick.‚ÄĚ Christians ‚Äúhave been targeted by the gay-lesbian groups, purposefully, to put them out of business,‚ÄĚ he said, and ‚Äúwe are exposed to the gay lifestyle [through] television, music, school.‚ÄĚ He believes that organizations like the Boy Scouts ‚Äúhave lost it,‚ÄĚ he told me, because they have opened up their membership to LGBT kids and allow gay men to lead troops. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs not an organization that‚Äôs fit to exist.‚ÄĚ He especially worries about the influence of gay troop leaders. ‚ÄúGay couples cannot have children,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúAll they can do is recruit your child. ‚Ä¶ There‚Äôs going to be a lawsuit one day, where a child will be molested, and will have been taken advantage of ‚Ä¶ I hope the directors are going to be held accountable.‚ÄĚ
excerpt from, "Franklin Graham Is the Evangelical Id"
Remember, God needs your help because he can't do it himself! ;-7 The best thing to do is to send money to Frankie because he knows how to help God! ;-7
https://tinyurl.com/v9he49q (Acts 17:26 From one man He made every nation of men)--- Berean Study Bible
Neil wrote: Probably because of 1) shame, and 2) little hope her charges would be taken seriously by cowardly male leadership less interested in justice than in institutional self-preservation. Protect the important man at all costs, be he a priest or politician, and if the accuser makes even a minor mistake in procedure, jump on them for it. Contrary to what self-deluded feminists think, women have always needed to be protected against cads like this, in churches ever since 1 Sam. 2:22: "Now Eli ... heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation." And of course women can in turn falsify such charges too. This is why prudent leaders should keep their office doors open when meeting with women.
As far as Bill Hybels is concerned:
https://tinyurl.com/vuz54mw (Bill Hybels Resigns from Willow Creek---Megachurch pastor ‚Äúaccelerates‚ÄĚ October retirement weeks after former colleagues went public with misconduct allegations.)ūüĎć
Carl, you should have a look at what the Catholic Democrat Tim Kaine had to say
This topic was already looked at on the federal level and It'll probably be looked at again, a commentary from FactCheck.
Lori Robertson wrote: Republicans and Democrats traded accusations on the topic of abortion after a ‚Äúborn-alive‚ÄĚ bill failed in the Senate. Democrats say the legislation was unnecessary and aimed at restricting access to legal abortion, while Republicans say it was about protecting babies.... .... Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine argued that the [federal] bill was unnecessary, as a 2002 born-alive bill had ‚Äúreaffirmed‚ÄĚ that ‚Äúinfanticide is already illegal in every state.‚ÄĚ Kaine said in a statement: ‚ÄúI support that law, which is still in effect. There is no need for additional federal legislation on this topic. ‚Äú
excerpt from, "The Facts on the Born-Alive Debate"
Joseph D. Harder Ph.D. wrote: .... Even if his ‚Äúmoral majority‚ÄĚ had been able to legislate its complete agenda, the question remained how that political victory was to bring about the spiritual humility, repentance and faith in Jesus Christ that Falwell‚Äôs own theology held was necessary for salvation. As he wrote, ‚Äúgood deeds alone will not save a nation, nor an individual.‚ÄĚ Yet by seeking to implement a ‚Äúmoral‚ÄĚ agenda, while at the same time arguing that that agenda did not depend on‚Äúregeneration,‚ÄĚ Falwell seems to have been seeking the sort of good-works-without-faith that he disparaged.
As biographer Michael Winters has written, Falwell reduced ‚Äúreligion to ethics, thereby casting religion in a utilitarian role, as a prop for Americanism.‚ÄĚ Thus divorced from its doctrinal core, morality became little more than ‚Äúmoralism, one ideology among many, something to be justified at the polls, not confirmed by the dictates of God.‚ÄĚ Falwell, the evangelist, and Falwell, the political activist, thus seem to have been at cross-purposes with each other....
excerpt from, '"Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority"
Joseph D. Harder Ph.D. wrote: ....Both the book and film versions of Whatever Happened to the Human Race? were released in 1979.
The problem with abortion, according to Schaeffer and Koop, was not just that it was morally reprehensible. They believed that it was that, and the book contained graphic descriptions of abortion techniques, as well as instances in which infants had been born alive and allowed to die. But the deeper issue was that the acceptance of abortion revealed that Western society had jettisoned the Christian worldview and replaced it with a humanist one that did not sufficiently value human life. This was a theme that Schaeffer had begun to explore in How Should We Then Live?; in that work, Schaeffer castigated the Roe v. Wade decision, describing it as medically and legally arbitrary, in that it ignored both the lack of medical consensus regarding when life began and the constitutional guarantees of the equal treatment of persons. Furthermore, he wrote that ‚Äúthis arbitrary decision is at complete variance with the past Christian consensus.‚ÄĚ....
excerpt from, '"Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority"
'...the State Church, which the great reformers had planted, and which some of them had watered with their blood, presented the spectacle which went far to justify the sarcasm of an eminent writer, that she possessed "A Popish Liturgy, a Calvinistic Creed, and an Arminian Clergy."' from https://tinyurl.com/jtylv62 (The Down Grade)
It is a pity for Sheffield to cancel Frankie's talk at their venue. I don't like the lack of freedom of speech. Unfortunately, Frankie set himself up more as a moralist (a hypocritical one at that, since he doesn't seem to deliver sermons on lying or adultery ‚Ěó), then as somebody to preach about Christ.
https://tinyurl.com/rxqx2ym (Franklin Graham's Sheffield visit axed after calls by LGBT+ groups)
Joseph D. Harder, Ph.D. wrote: .... [LaHaye] .... The five basic tenets of humanism, LaHaye wrote, were atheism, evolution, amorality, autonomous man and a ‚Äúsocialist one-world view.‚ÄĚ Humanists reject the idea of God and thus ‚Äúmust explain man‚Äôs existence independent of God.‚ÄĚ For LaHaye, belief in the theory of evolution was rooted not in empirical observation but in this rejection of a divine creator. As noted in chapter 6, LaHaye was one of the founders of the Institute for Creation Research, a group dedicated to discrediting evolutionary theory and defending a creationist view. He asserted that there was no evidence for the kind of species-change demanded by evolution. Humanists continued to cling to the theory, he wrote, because if their theory was discredited, ‚Äútheir entire humanistic philosophy will collapse.‚ÄĚ Evolution was related to ‚Äúamorality,‚ÄĚ the third tenet of humanism: ‚ÄúIf you believe that man is an animal, you will naturally expect him to live like one.‚ÄĚ...
excerpt from, https://tinyurl.com/sswpdgw ("Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology--From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority)ūüĎć
American evangelicals should have been looking at what was happening in other countries also.
Yahoo still has a lot of problems and not particularly with Microsoft. if you had dealings with Yahoo like their mailing system, you might want to look this information over in full at the following website: .... This is only a summary. For complete information and to file a claim for benefits, visit the Settlement Website,¬†¬†www.YahooDataBreachSettlement.com, email info@YahooDataBreachSettlement.com or call¬†844-702-2788¬†(1-80-9344112 for residents of Israel).
Click here¬†to go to the Documents page of the website.
Haga clic aqu√≠¬†para ir a la p√°gina de Documentos del sitio web.
Some of the side stories that are in this article are interesting as well such as,
https://tinyurl.com/y28otepv (Politician charged in human trafficking adoption scheme) This Mormon Republican wasn't supporting abortion, except for the lack of prenatal care at these women, who were nothing more than baby-making machines we're getting. Infant selling seems to be quite lucrative.
The Rev. William J. Barber II wrote: .... ...hypocrites who abuse their religious freedom in the public square to cover for political corruption and violence cannot be allowed to speak in God‚Äôs name without a challenge from those of us who‚Äôve promised to preach and teach the Bible.
Scripture makes plain that hypocrisy provides cover for political violence. And the true work of God‚Äôs messengers is always to point us toward justice and mercy for all of God‚Äôs children.
excerpt from, "Franklin Graham is a hypocrite about Pete Buttigieg, and he‚Äôs using that hypocrisy to do harm"
But much as I hate to do it oh, I did find a good comment about Franklin Graham.
Michael Gerson wrote: .... The controversy over family separation has accomplished at least one useful thing. It is an act of inhumanity by the Trump administration so gross ‚ÄĒ so rotting, worm-ridden and hair- ¬≠covered ‚ÄĒ that many evangelical Christian leaders have refused to swallow it. Even Franklin Graham, awakened momentarily from his ideological slumbers, has called the practice ‚Äúdisgraceful.‚ÄĚ
Joseph D. Harder, Ph.D wrote: Schaeffer had for years argued that the adoption of a humanistic worldview meant that the dominant cultural values were those of ‚Äúpersonal peace and affluence‚ÄĚ: most people simply wanted to be left alone, untroubled by the needs of others, free to pursue material prosperity. Now, in Whatever Happened to the Human Race?, he and Koop argued that opposition to abortion should entail a willingness to sacrifice those values. Churches and individual Christians must be willing to extend practical and financial help to both married and unmarried pregnant women considering abortion, suggesting that this might mean providing a place to stay for unmarried women or providing child care for mothers whose need to work might prompt them to seek an abortion. ‚ÄúMerely to say‚Ä¶‚ÄėYou must not have an abortion‚Äô‚ÄĒwithout being ready to involve ourselves in the problem‚ÄĒis another way of being inhuman.‚ÄĚ
--'"Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority"'
My, the conservative Evangelical "wanted to have his cake and eat it too" they want to stop abortion, as long as they don't have to pay for it ‚ĚóūüĎé
Falwell Sr. did set up a care center for pregnant women.
QUOTE][AUTHOR]Joseph D. Harder, Ph.D[/AUTHOR]Schaeffer had for years argued that the adoption of a humanistic worldview meant that the dominant cultural values were those of ‚Äúpersonal peace and affluence‚ÄĚ: most people simply wanted to be left alone, untroubled by the needs of others, free to pursue material prosperity. Now, in Whatever Happened to the Human Race?, he and Koop argued that opposition to abortion should entail a willingness to sacrifice those values. Churches and individual Christians must be willing to extend practical and financial help to both married and unmarried pregnant women considering abortion, suggesting that this might mean providing a place to stay for unmarried women or providing child care for mothers whose need to work might prompt them to seek an abortion. ‚ÄúMerely to say‚Ä¶‚ÄėYou must not have an abortion‚Äô‚ÄĒwithout being ready to involve ourselves in the problem‚ÄĒis another way of being inhuman.‚ÄĚ[/QUOTE]excerpt from, '"Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority"'
[Download or view as PDF]
My, my, the conservative Evangelical "wanted to have his cake and eat it too" they want to stop abortion, as long as they don't have to pay for it ‚ĚóūüĎé