July 29, 2012
Although we supposedly live in a country that has free-speech as one of its hallmarks, it is becoming apparent that we are losing this right. The latest victim of the mainstream media, leftists and the so-called “tolerant,” regarding free-speech, is “Chick-Fil-A.” They have made this company “out to be a villain” for simply standing true to its pro-family principles.
Well if one believes in family values, like those espoused by this company, one will be able to do something to voice those values and support, monetarily, this all-American and God-fearing business. It is still possible to speak out loud on political and social issues in this country (at least for now).
On August 1, 2012, former Governor, Mike Huckabee, is calling for a national “Chick-Fil-A appreciation day.” We, as a nation, can put the proverbial “money where our mouth is,” literally. I would hope that all of you who follow or read this blog will support Chick-Fil-A this coming Wednesday. Let’s send a message to the intolerant that we will not be bullied by their slimy tactics. My prayer is that this company will have its biggest sales day ever on that day.
May 13, 2012
The following article, written by Stoyan Zaimov, can be found at http://global.christianpost.com/news/obamas-spiritual-adviser-rebukes-president-on-golden-rule-same-sex-marriage-74745/
Obama’s Spiritual Adviser Rebukes President on Golden Rule, Same-Sex Marriage
The Rev. Joel Hunter of the 15,000-member Northland church, who is often referred to as President Barack Obama’s spiritual adviser, said he is disappointed with the president’s use of the “Golden Rule” to explain his endorsement of gay marriage.
“The Golden Rule is in the Bible but it cannot be used to contradict God’s marriage pattern reaffirmed by Jesus in Matthew 19:4-5,” Hunter shared in an interview with The Christian Post. “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and the two shall become one flesh?’”
Obama affirmed his support for same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC News on Wednesday, which has sparked a great deal of debate in America among supporters of the traditional definition of marriage, and those who want to see gay marriage legalized.
“In the end, the values that I care most deeply about, and she (Michelle Obama) cares most deeply about is how we treat other people. We’re both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others but when we think about our faith the thing at root that we think about is not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf but it’s also the Golden Rule – treat others the way you’d want to be treated,” Obama stated.
Some have accused the president of being blasphemous for implying that Jesus supports same-sex marriage, but Pastor Hunter explained to CP that he does not believe such a hard case can be made against the president.
“I do not believe the president is being blasphemous, or even treating the Bible without regard. Christians have different ways of interpreting the Bible. Some think human love or struggle should take precedence over the plain meaning of the text. Others (like many of us evangelicals) try to follow what the moral law throughout the Scripture says no matter how uncomfortable that is. We believe the Bible is centered on God, not man,” Hunter commented.
“Though I disagree with the president’s interpretation of Scripture in this crucial issue, I will not abandon our friendship,” Hunter added. “I will just keep telling him what I believe the Bible says and leave the rest to God.”
The Florida pastor was contacted by Obama before ABC News broadcast the historic interview Wednesday. Hunter revealed to WOFL FOX 35 that he expressed his disagreement to the president during that phone call. Obama, who had affirmed the biblical definition of marriage while on the 2008 campaign trail before his views began to “evolve,” also told Hunter he would protect the religious freedom of churches that oppose gay marriage.
“He knew where I stood, because I’m an evangelical and I believe in what the scripture says. One of the reasons he was calling was to protect our relationship and give me a ‘heads up’ on an interview he had just done,” Hunter said. “It wasn’t something we were able to talk through, or I would have talked him out of it.
“He told me how much he prayed and how difficult a decision this was for him.”
May 12, 2012
That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy?
That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America?
That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come?
April 29, 2012
The world is consumed with a lust for power. Nations want control over other nations. Corporations want dominance in the marketplace. Politicians want power and control over their constituents. This desire to acquire power for selfish reasons has been one of mankind’s greatest faults.
There is a power, however, that is good to seek after. It was spoken of by the Lord just before His ascension back to the Father. Jesus said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The disciples probably had no idea what the Savior meant when He spoke these words, but they would soon find out “in a big way.”
In the original text, written in Greek, the word for power is “dunamis” (δύναμις). This is where the English word “dynamite” comes from.This explosive power is what Jesus told His followers to wait for.
On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was poured out on those who were waiting for Him, and they received the power that Jesus told them about. Luke writes, “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” (Acts 2:1-4). The faithful had received this “dunamis” power.
Why should one desire this power? The answer is found in the aforementioned words spoken by Jesus: “…..you will be my witnesses…..” (Acts 1:8). A person should desire to be filled with the Holy Spirit in order to tell their friends, neighbors, classmates, co-workers, relatives, etc. about Jesus and His saving grace. That is the reason that seeking after this “power” is one of the best things a believer could do. If you haven’t received this “power for service,” ask the Lord to fill you. You will never be the same.
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