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South Carolina Evangelicals Ditch Scripture and Vote Trump

South Carolina Evangelicals Ditch Scripture and Vote Trump | Eagle Views | Scoop.it

Ever heard the “we’re electing a president, not a pastor” line? Ever heard that sort of thing passionately flung from the mouth of a politically active professing Christian? Perhaps even from a popular Christian “leader”?

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With Donald Trump taking a full third of the evangelical vote in last weekend’s South Carolina primary, it’s clear that professing Christians in America are once again leading the culture deeper into darkness by living out their own long-held and oft-advertised penchant for separating the political, legal, economic, and civil governmental realms from the lordship of Christ.

 

Way to go, evangelicals!

 

Way to lead!

 

Way to model obedience to the King and dedication to His Gospel-fueled Great Commission!

 

Isn't it amazing how professing Christians can completely ignore biblical counsel when it comes to their personal lives and choices. I have always wondered how a professing Evangelical Christian could vote for a democrat candidate since the party has a whole does not stand for biblical values, not one, and yet evangelicals can be seen happily pulling the lever for one democrat candidate after another.

 

Apparently evangelical Christians have been brain-washed into believing that Christ should only occupy the church house and not the White House. or the court house, or the upper house or the people's house. How sad! How tragic! How blind! How sinful!

South Carolina evangelical voters turned out in record numbers to pull the lever for the Trumpster, and much like the last two elections, biblical counsel is getting barred from the voting booth.

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I Make No Apologies for Believing in Jesus

I Make No Apologies for Believing in Jesus | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
Jesus was the greatest apologist who ever lived. Probe's Patrick Zukeran examines some of His apologetic methods.
 
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Accepting the Lord's testimony of himself would seem unreasonable to some people but since Jesus made every effort to affirm his identity as God's son, and proceeded to offer irrefutable evidence of his claims, it is not unreasonable to take him at his word since he proved that his word could be trusted.

Christians are often characterized by unbelievers as stupid, blind, unthinking, irrational people but actually the reverse is true. Jesus does not ask us to abandon reason or logic, in fact he challenges our thinking and reasoning with His truth.

Jesus confronts our rationales with persuasive arguments if you bother to engage in such pursuits. Jesus knew that being made in the image of God we were capable of rational and intellectual thought thus he commanded us to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.

Being a Christian does not mean you abandon reason and logic, on the contrary Jesus encourages and welcomes intellectual pursuits. How else are you going to be able to love him with all your mind if you are supposed to ignore reason and rational thought?

 

Try him and see if he is who he says he is. Pilot did, Caiaphas did, the religious leaders of his day did, and they all were proven to be wrong since Jesus did exactly what he said he was going to do. Die and be resurrected and then ascend into heaven from whence he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

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FaithWriters Bible Devotional for Friend

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Jesus Changes Us by Susan Barnes

"After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?" Galatians 3:3

After we become Christians, we often put ourselves on a self-improvement program. We try to be more loving, more patient, more forgiving and when we fail we try harder. Perhaps we pray more or read the Bible more often yet this doesn't seem to help either. What's the solution?

We remember how we began the Christian life. "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him" (Colossians 2:6). We continue our Christian walk the same way as we started. Not by striving to obtain God's approval through human effort but by accepting Jesus' work on our behalf.

2 Corinthians 3:18 tells us, "And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image… " It's Jesus who does the changing in me as my life becomes more and more centered on him.

If we try to achieve this change by 'means of the flesh' we will find our experience to be that of Romans 7:18 "For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out". But Paul goes on in v. 25 to thank God that he has rescued us from this experience.

Let's join with Paul and thank God that Jesus is willing and able to do in us, what we cannot do ourselves, that is, become more Christ-like.

Susan, an Australian pastor's wife, regularly writes devotional thoughts on Bible passages, book reviews and inspirational articles. Contact
EagleWings's insight:

As we approach a new year why not take some time to reflect on your life, and how you lived it this past year. Make this new year's resolution to follow after the Master planner rather than starting the year off with your own plans and programs. Let the Spirit of the living God dwell richly within you so that He can guide you in the paths He would have you go.

See where the journey takes you, you will be more than impressed with how well the good shepherd leads His sheep.

 

Here's to a more fruitful, spiritual journey!

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A New Day Is Coming

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“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’

(Jeremiah 33:14-16)

A few decades after Isaiah declares a virgin will give birth, through Jeremiah the Lord declares again he is going to fulfill his promise to raise up a Messiah from the House of David who will execute justice and righteousness in the land.

God is not sending a redeemer to sort through our own self-righteousness, but to be righteousness itself. Jeremiah also declared that we would all know the law for it would be written on our hearts. At Jeremiah 31:33, God again declares the Immanuel principle, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

This coming Messiah would be God among us, personal to us, and righteousness for us. A new day is coming where we need not and cannot rely on ourselves, but will rely on God himself as provider of our blessings.

He is calling to us. He is coming soon.
EagleWings's insight:

Many are looking for help through these trying times. Some look to the Gov., some look to the GOP, but more ought to look to God for help. He is the one who cares enough about you to actually have done something about our situations. He sent his son to die so that we would not have to. He sent his son to pay the price we owe for our failures and sinfulness.

 

The greatest story ever told is that of  God's son coming to earth, born of a virgin, sent as a sacrificial lamb, to redeem those who are lost. That includes you and I.

Christmas is not about decorated trees, and colored lights adorning the eaves of our homes. Christmas is not super value sales at the local superstore. Christmas is about the gift of life given to us. When God steps down from heaven to dwell among his people. Immanuel, God is with us. And if God is for us who can be against us?

 

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold!
Peace on the earth, good will to men,
From heaven's all gracious King!
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.

 

It is up to you whether you accept this free gift of peace, joy, hope  and love this Christmas, but I pray that you do.

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From the Loony Bin: Arkansas Judge Rules in Favor of Lesbians Who Sought Recognition as Parents on Birth Certificates

From the Loony Bin: Arkansas Judge Rules in Favor of Lesbians Who Sought Recognition as Parents on Birth Certificates | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
Six lesbians had filed suit against the Arkansas Health Department’s Vital Statistics Bureau after it declined to recognize both women as the parents on the birth certificates, which they sought to do in order to obtain insurance coverage for the children.
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This is how societies fall, when there is no longer any restraint but all the moorings of morality are stripped off and society begins to go adrift on the sea of chaos. Two women can not birth a child. Two men can not birth a child. An infertile woman or man can not birth a child. However since being parents no longer requires one to actually have given birth to that child any combination of people can be considered parents even if they have absolutely no biological ties to the child.

To be a true parent requires one to have actually given birth to or participated in the creation of life through procreation. Today one can buy and sell babies and kids like other possessions. Now that parenting is seen as a right of possession rather than a right of procreation. Biological parents no longer have precedence over the court-ordered denial or granting of parental rights.

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A Quick World War I History Lesson for ISIS

A Quick World War I History Lesson for ISIS | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
ISIS militants seem to be discussing the finer points of the Sykes-Picot agreement. Not surprisingly, they're wrong about it.
EagleWings's insight:

Getting history wrong is problematic when it comes to foreign diplomacy. What is ISIS after? Why are they so hell-bent on expansionism? Is this something new or a repeat of something old? Taking a look at the Middle East prior to WWI gives us a better indication as to what ISIS is up to and what their end game is.

Lawlessness and brute force seem to be driving the political agenda today. Instead of mutual respect and civil agreements being hammered out through diplomacy, malcontents are using bully tactics and creating chaos to further their agenda. They are not content to live and let live they desire to force their will upon any who resist their expansionists desires.

Like Solomon said there really is nothing new under the sun, what is, once was, and will be again.

Educate yourself on what has been before and is coming again. One thing is certain Jesus who was and is, is coming again real soon. I hope anyway.

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How the Left is Seeking to Nationalize the Christian Church and Institutions

How the Left is Seeking to Nationalize the Christian Church and Institutions | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
Nationalizing institutions seems to be increasingly popular in America. The auto, energy, and health care industries are already largely taken over either outright or covertly brought under government control by means of onerous government regulations and the eternally vigilant bureaucratic leviathan. Apparently, even the environment is to be nationalized, what with the EPA and the global warming theorists seeking to control the water we use, the substances we utilize for energy and even the very air we breathe.

However, the creeping nationalization of America’s churches and their institutions has been less noted. But the current attempts by the Left to nationalize American churches, their institutions and properties is ongoing, with separation of church and state as defined by the Left rapidly becoming a handy tool used for government appropriation of American churches and for taking over church institutions such as hospitals, colleges, private schools, and charities.
EagleWings's insight:

The third chapter of second Timothy pretty much covers this topic in depth and I strongly suggest my Christian brothers and sisters take the time to read it through thoroughly, but let me summarize it by quoting just two verses:


12  Those who try to live a godly life because they believe in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. 13  But evil people and phony preachers will go from bad to worse as they mislead people and are themselves misled.

 

Scripture warns that in the last days scoffers would arise and attempt to take over the Christian church by means of false teaching and by twisting the teachings of Christ to reflect a secular world view, These people will try to appear as Godly but will lack any appearance of a life changed by an encounter with the true and living God. They will be lovers of pleasure and of self, eager to gain monetarily, will slander anything or anyone that is good, and be immovable in their opposition to all things Christian, They will distort the scriptures to suit their own earthly and fleshly desires rather than allow the scriptures to transform their carnality and renew their  thinking into that of Christ.

As this onslaught continues not only in America but throughout the world what is the church to do? Stand firm and be ready to  endure the persecution that is headed straight for you. Remember the Apostle Paul's example as he withstood severe persecution. Look to the author of our faith Jesus Christ as an example of how to deal with those who oppose you.

 

Listen to what Paul tells Timothy to do when this time  comes to the church:

 

2 Timothy 3:14-17 (GW)
14  ...continue in what you have learned and found to be true. You know who your teachers were.
15  From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures. They have the power to give you wisdom so that you can be saved through faith in Christ Jesus.
16  Every Scripture passage is inspired by God. All of them are useful for teaching, pointing out errors, correcting people, and training them for a life that has God's approval.
17  They equip God's servants so that they are completely prepared to do good things.

 

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God for salvation to all who would believe, and it is the only rock upon which you can stand firm against any onslaught. Remember to live is Christ and to die is gain. If the life you live is led by Christ himself.

Stand firm  and see the salvation of the Lord! Oh yes the onslaughts are only going to get worse as Satan sees his time is running out. He will stop at nothing to attempt to eradicate any resemblance of God in the earth, but his destiny is sure and his future is a lake of fire  prepared by God.

Jesus said to Peter that upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. Jesus is that solid rock all other ground is sinking sand.

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If My People Pray: 1000s gather in Washington to pray for revival

If My People Pray: 1000s gather in Washington to pray for revival | Eagle Views | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON—Musicians Keith and Kristyn Getty headlined the second annual Washington Prayer Gathering today as thousands of Christians converged on the National Mall"

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2 Chronicles 7:14 reads:

14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Failure to acknowledge God and honor Him as the only true God has led us down this path of darkness. The only hope of turning the tide of sin in America is if the righteous humble themselves and pray for the nation and repent of the sins of  the nation.

Although God is not obligated to look favorably on a nation that has for so long told God He was not welcomed, but knowing that God is a merciful God and slow to anger gives us hope that perhaps he will repent of any anger He has for America and forgive her many sins.


However if God's people do not take the time to humble themselves and pray for God's forgiveness then there is less hope of God's mercy being poured out rather than his wrath.

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The Great Divorce

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The divorce culture haunts our generation. But where do victims turn when churches don’t do enough?
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God hates divorce for good reason because of the myriad of problems that come along with it. However without the Lord in the midst of a relationship, things can get pretty rocky and downright unbearable.

Our society is paying a heavy price because of the divorce culture. Children are basically being abused because parents can not figure out how to make their relationships work. Children of divorced parents often suffer silently as adults ofttimes behave like children.

Fathers are to bring blessings to their families and not curses. But many times fathers need spiritual enrichment often lacking in many church houses. As a society I think we have lost respect for fathers and men in general and they have been marginalized and have become a tragedy of the feminists movement.

The Lord does promise however that one day:


5  Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.
6  And he shall turn and reconcile the hearts of the [estranged] fathers to the [ungodly] children, and the hearts of the [rebellious] children to [the piety of] their fathers [a reconciliation produced by repentance of the ungodly], lest I come and smite the land with a curse and a ban of utter destruction. Malachi 4:5-6 (AMP)

Notice that estrangement from fathers brings about a curse and not a blessing. I know first hand how it feels to be raised fatherless. And I can say that life was not full of blessings. In fact I am going to go as far to say that churches are suffering today because they have kicked the church fathers to the curb, by that I mean the church does not recognize the Apostolic ministry, the fathers of the faith, those who are entrusted with the care of the churches and are responsible for blessings. Also notice that God sends a prophetic figure or messenger to tell the church to embrace FATHERS once again.

There needs to be a restoration of both the prophetic ministries as well as the apostolic ministries in the church. We have an overabundance of preachers and teachers.

 

That is the way I see it what say you?

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WORLD | The need for conviction and authority in ethics | Bill Newton | Sept. 26, 2015

WORLD | The need for conviction and authority in ethics | Bill Newton | Sept. 26, 2015 | Eagle Views | Scoop.it

"Ethics in America are headed downward at an ever-increasing rate. To counter this trend, two factors are needed to properly teach and develop ethics.

First, a heartfelt, deep-seated conviction that believes there is a right way and a wrong way to do things—and an ethical life is about seeking the right way. Some will pay an external consultant to develop their ethical guidelines. The result will be a politically correct tome—divorced from the reality of everyday operations, as it sits and gathers dust. Like a mercenary soldier, it’s not useful when the going gets tough. Externally developed ethics that are never embraced with conviction by the organization’s leadership will rot on the vine.

Second, to teach ethics one must submit to an external authority that is credible, fair, wise, well-balanced, proven, apolitical, and timeless. Where can we find such a daunting collection of wisdom? The Bible is the best place, and even unbelieving folks agree.

When the Berlin Wall fell, leaders of the Soviet Union desired to change their culture, seeking Christian organizations to teach the Bible. Not because they wanted salvation or to become Christians, but because they knew biblical principles were different and had worked for centuries.

Uganda’s leaders hired a humanist consultant to advise how they could improve their country’s economy. After extensive study, the consultant’s recommendation was a Judeo-Christian work ethic. In other words, you need people to live, work, and behave according to biblical principles, because those principles are credible, fair, wise, balanced, proven, not populist, and timeless. They work best because their Creator wrote them.

Apart from conviction and authority, one can teach pragmatism, utilitarianism, how to avoid bad press and jail time, and how to make prudent decisions—but not ethics. May we pray for these two vital factors to flourish in the teaching and development of ethics.

EagleWings's insight:

There is a push to remove all religion from the public square. The only problem with that is you remove God along with the removal of religion and therefore are only left with sinful man setting the standards by which all men should live.

The blind leading the blind, is it any wonder we find ourselves in one ditch or another? Our founders knew that there was a greater authority to which we needed to submit ourselves and our nation. It was with this understanding, born out of the enlightenment, that they penned those famous words that all men are created equal they are endowed by their creator with  certain inalienable rights. Those rights are granted to them by God and not allocated by governments or philosophers or teachers.

When we discard the first principle that life is a result of purposeful creation then we are left with a nation much like we find in the book of judges, there was no king so everyone did what they thought was right in their own eyes. This is America today. A nation set adrift on the vane philosophies or man with no rudder to guide them other than their own intellects and reasoning. Without God there is no righteous law nor is there any hope of ethical standards.

 

That is the way I see it what say you?

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Presuppositional Law: Where we begin with law determines where we end.

Presuppositional Law: Where we begin with law determines where we end. | Eagle Views | Scoop.it

What is law?

 

What is the basis for law?

 

What ultimately determines whether a thing is lawful or lawless?

 

What we often automatically and unconsciously presuppose about the origin and nature of law determines what we will allow ourselves to see and consider from that point forward. Our presuppositions about the essence of law dictate which “truths” we will acknowledge as legitimate and which “realities” we will allow on our radar.

EagleWings's insight:

The same goes for family, marriage, liberty, freedom, and life itself. That’s just how things work in God’s creation. Always has been. Always will be. There are no exceptions and there is no workaround. Everything in His creation is bound and defined by His Nature as revealed in His Word, whether or not we believe it, acknowledge it, or like it.

 

So it is that we understand that law is not a creation or invention of man. Law is not something that man can tweak or modify as he sees fit apart from the Nature of God as revealed in His Word.

 

Law belongs to God. It is a reflection of Him in His creation. It is born from, bound to, defined by and dependent upon His Nature.

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Cargo of Refugees, a Planned Invasion

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Cargo of Refugees, a Planned Invasion, Europe, Muslims, terrorism, the Kalergi plan
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Cargo after cargo of “refugees,” defiant young Muslims seeking a better life in non-Muslim countries with generous welfare programs, are arriving on the Mediterranean shores and at the border of small and much poorer countries than the rich Arab states bordering Syria. Even though they speak the same language, they are taking in zero “refugees” with the excuse that they are trying to minimize the threat of terrorism.

 

Instead of choosing refuge in Arab-speaking countries with the same religion, ethnic groups, and form of government, the young Muslims choose the very countries they despise whose religion they want to destroy and replace with their own.

 

These “refugees” are so deprived, sporting leisurely well-dressed tourist attire with cell phones, are throwing packages of Red Cross bottled water and food onto railroad tracks in a Budapest train station because a cross is offensive to their religion.

 

Those who decided to walk to Germany and Sweden, impatient to get there sooner than later, have left tons of garbage on the side of highways. I wonder how polluting their surroundings with trash, which is regular occurrence in third world nations, is going to mesh with the Germans’ strict cleanliness rules, associated fines, and obsessive and punctilious care for the environment?

 

These young men in their 20s-30s with a few women of the same age and a few children in tow, if they are fleeing war as they say, are really cowardly for having left behind most women, children, and the extended families and the elderly to fend for themselves in a dangerous and economically strapped zone. The Syrian conflict was exacerbated by the insane Arab Spring fomented under the Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

 

But Muslims are not the most persecuted in Syria and Iraq – it’s the Christians, Yezidis, women, old people, and children who seem to be curiously missing or in a minority among these large groups of angry young men.

 

The important question is, what are these “refugees” fleeing from? We are certainly not at war with Syria. Are they fleeing ISIS, civil war, and the economic circumstances created by Hillary Clinton’s “Arab Spring” or are they on a quest of colonizing the west?

 

The MSM touted on every channel the western “democracy”arriving in the 7th century theocracies that neither desired nor were willing to accept our democracy, but wished to replace it with the long-sought after Caliphate. The olive branch offered perhaps naively was quickly set on fire.

 

Drowning financially and socially under forced migration and multiculturalism, aren’t European nations shamed into mixing ethnically, fearful of labels of racism and bigotry, sometimes fined and jailed if found guilty of “hate speech,” yielding to the invading Islamic culture with a whimper?

 

Committing demographic suicide, white Europeans are brainwashed in schools and by the MSM that reproduction harms the planet, while fertile Muslims have 8.1 children per family, negating their own history and origins is somehow humanitarian and progressive, and obeying the government is better than following the Bible.

 

Even though the United States has been relatively insulated from invasions due to its geographical location and the two oceans, things are changing. The liberal open borders policies and the admission or importation of illegal aliens from countries that do not speak our language, do not assimilate, do not share our western civilization, are illiterate, and often not Christian, are turning our country into a veritable welfare-dependent Tower of Babel.  Our President has announced that he has decided to take in at least 10,000 Syrian “refugees” into our country.  And the authorities have no way to tell which ones are truly needy and which ones are ISIS jihadist blending in.

These are not refugees they are foreign invaders. If upon arrival to their so-called safe haven the first thing they do is toss aside Red Cross aide because the cross offends them, then why are they coming to Christian nations? It is obvious they do not wish to accept the Christian nature of these countries but wish to hold to their own failed ideology, the one that has brought so much unrest to their own countries. These folks are not coming humbly and appreciative of getting help, they are already making demands on what they want.

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Clerk defying gay marriage mandate jailed in violation of 10th and 13th Amendments

Clerk defying gay marriage mandate jailed in violation of 10th and 13th Amendments | Eagle Views | Scoop.it

There has been a media storm surrounding Kim Davis' refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses from her office in Kentucky. Many are saying that she must follow the law or resign her position.

 

"Is Davis really breaking the law, or is it the Supreme Court who has violated the law? The 10th Amendment to the Constitution reads, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people."

The Constitution makes no direct references to giving the federal government the right to regulate marriage. The 14th Amendment states that people shall not be denied "equal protection of the law," but the 14th Amendment was about race, not sexual orientation. Therefore, the Constitution says nothing about the federal government regulating marriage in regards to sexual orientation. Since that is so, under the 10th Amendment the federal government has no authority to legalize gay marriage and no authority to compel Ms. Davis to issue marriage certificates to homosexuals.

Now let's talk about the 13th Amendment, which outlaws involuntary servitude. In other words, the government cannot force people to take specific actions. There are exceptions, for things like paying taxes, community service, and the draft, but generally speaking, the government cannot compel people to commit acts – it's too much like slavery. Furthermore:

In more recent cases, the Supreme Court has defined involuntary servitude broadly to forbid work forced by the use or threat of physical restraint or injury or through law.

In other words, people generally cannot be forced to do something through threat of incarceration. That's exactly what's been done to Ms. Davis. The courts are violating the 13th Amendment to the Constitution by incarcerating her, to support their own made up right to homosexual marriage.

Liberals (and Republicans like Carly Fiorina) say that we have to comply with the "law," but it is the courts that have become lawless. The courts are hardly infallible, having enforced slavery in the Dred Scott case, approved the internment of Japanese-Americans in prison camps, and approved other actions not permitted by the Constitution. It is important that we not fall for the liberal propaganda and clearly identify who the lawless are and aren't.

Right now, it is Ms. Davis who is following the Constitution, and right now she is being persecuted for her religious beliefs. But because she is a Christian, she is being attacked. If she were Muslim, perhaps the media would be more sympathetic to her.

EagleWings's insight:

There is a concerted effort to force a political agenda down the throats of the American people. There is no, I repeat, no constitutional authority under which the supreme court has the power to enact laws. Therefore their OPINION on a matter does not rise to the level of LAW. Only duly appointed legislators are permitted under our Constitution to enact laws which must then be signed by an authorized executive in order to be enforced.

Therefore the only ones breaking the law here are the courts who are ordering Kim Davis to violate Kentucky law by issuing licenses to same-sex couples which is illegal in Kentucky under current law. In addition the government is violating Kim Davis' 13th amendment rights to not to be forced into an action by threats of law. This is the very definition of tyranny and what our forefathers fought the revolutionary war over.

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Joslyn Cowherd's curator insight, September 10, 2015 3:07 PM

A woman from Kentucky, who issues marriage licenses. Refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses. She is jailed for those actions.

 I feel as she should of put away her opinions of what lifestyle a person should live and just done her job. She wouldn't be in this position. Prison is harsh for this violation, she should of just lost her job.

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The Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy: It’s Our Problem

The Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy: It’s Our Problem | Eagle Views | Scoop.it

While America’s evangelical Christians are rightly concerned about the secular worldview’s rejection of biblical Christianity, we ought to give some urgent attention to a problem much closer to home–biblical illiteracy in the church. This scandalous problem is our own, and it’s up to us to fix it.

 

Researchers George Gallup and Jim Castelli put the problem squarely: “Americans revere the Bible–but, by and large, they don’t read it. And because they don’t read it, they have become a nation of biblical illiterates.” How bad is it? Researchers tell us that it’s worse than most could imagine.

 

Fewer than half of all adults can name the four gospels. Many Christians cannot identify more than two or three of the disciples.

EagleWings's insight:

Ask anyone what the golden rule is and most would probably be able to answer with love your neighbor as yourself. Of course that is the second commandment and it hinges upon the first that we must LOVE THE LORD OUR GOD with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Many think that the Lord helps those who help themselves. Although this phrase is not found in the bible but instead it was the English political theorist Algernon Sidney who originated the now familiar wording, "God helps those who help themselves" later published by Benjamin Franklin in his Poor Richards Almanac.

A good deal of societal ills can be laid squarely at the church's doorstep for its failings in teaching sound biblical doctrine and truths. I feel that the church has excelled at teaching a particular denominational doctrine but has failed the congregations but not giving them a hunger and a thirst for truth and righteousness.

We can not expect the world to change if we are unwilling to embrace the richness of God's word and apply to our own lives, and then get about God's commandment to go and teach all nations the truths of God's word, making them disciples of a biblical world view.

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Dear Media: Stop Trying To Teach Christianity

Dear Media: Stop Trying To Teach Christianity | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
Christianity obviously doesn’t mean what you think it means. So stop making yourself out to be televangelists.
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Isn't it interesting that the same folk who decry Christianity in the public arena are the same ones telling Christians what it means to be a Christian? Rewriting scripture to deceive believers into believe what is not so has been a tactic of Satan since the days in the garden. Did God really say what you say he said? Isn't that the argument being put forth almost daily to today's believers? The bible doesn't say what you say it says it says what we tell you it says. Whom are you going to trust, the author of the scriptures Jesus Christ, through the in-working of the Holy Spirit, or folks who have never accept Christ as Lord of their lives?

Choose today whom you will obey, as for me and my house I am going to obey the God of the bible and not the god of this age.

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Six Ways Jesus' Birth Changed the World

Six Ways Jesus' Birth Changed the World | Eagle Views | Scoop.it

Children. In the ancient world children were routinely left to die of exposure, particularly if they were girls. Jesus' treatment of and teachings about children led to the forbidding of such practices, as well as orphanages. A Norwegian scholar named Bakke wrote a study of this impact, simply titled: When Children Became People: the Birth of Childhood in Early Christianity.


Education. The ancient world loved education but tended to reserve it for the elite; the notion that every child bore God's image helped fuel the move for universal literacy. Love of learning led to monasteries. Universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard all began as Jesus-inspired efforts to love God with all ones' mind.

 

Compassion. Jesus' compassion for the poor and the sick led to institutions for lepers, the beginning of modern-day hospitals. That's why even today, hospitals have names like "Good Samaritan," "Good Shepherd," or "Saint Anthony." They were the world's first voluntary, charitable institutions.

 

Humility. The ancient world did not value the virtue of humility. Jesus' life as a foot-washing servant would eventually lead to the adoption of humility as a widely admired virtue. Historian John Dickson writes, "… it is unlikely that any of us would aspire to this virtue were it not for the historical impact of his crucifixion."

 

Forgiveness. In the ancient world, virtue meant rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies. An alternative idea came from Galilee: what is best in life is to love your enemies, and see them reconciled to you.

 

Humanitarian Reform. Jesus consistently championed the excluded. His inclusion of women led to a community to which women flocked in disproportionate numbers. Slaves—up to a third of ancient populations—might wander into a church fellowship and have a slave-owner wash their feet rather than beat them. One ancient text instructed bishops to not interrupt worship to greet a wealthy attender, but to sit on the floor to welcome the poor.

 

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There are many today who feel that somehow all religions are the same. In fact one Wheaton tenured professor even went so far to state that Muslims and Christians worship the same god, and I guess by inference we could say that the Quran and the Bible tell the same story about Jesus Christ?

This is not true and in fact it was Christianity that brought about the enlightenment which led to the end of many ills in the world.

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Colorado Bible Study Goes to Pot: ‘Stoner Jesus’ Group Combines Weed with the Word

Colorado Bible Study Goes to Pot: ‘Stoner Jesus’ Group Combines Weed with the Word | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- A Bible study group in Colorado has literally gone to pot, inviting its members to smoke marijuana together while discussing the
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GETTING HIGH FOR JESUS....

 

The group is called the “Stoner Jesus Bible Study” and was formed after Colorado legalized the use of recreational marijuana. It was formed by Deb Button, who first posted her invite on Craigslist.

 

“Many people have a thirst for spiritual connection that is lacking in the traditional church setting and we aim to learn from the wisdom of His word and teachings,” the group writes on its website. “And yes, cannabis is welcome as it can bring clarity of thought and a sense of connectedness that we often only find in a small group of fellow stoners.”

 

Only one person attended at first, who told reporters last month that Button was “so baked out of her head she forgot that she’d invited me over.”

Oh but this is supposed to give you a better understanding of the word. You are supposed to be better able to grasp the deep teachings of Christ and yet Button was so baked out of her head she forgot she invited anyone over. Yeah baby this sounds like a wonderful way to "garner a better spiritual understanding".

 

JeTaun Brown told CBS Denver this past week reading the Bible while stoned “enables people to relax and focus.” “I think you have a deeper thought process, which makes you better understand,” she claimed. You mean like Button who was so baked she forgot she invited anyone over?

 

“Sorcery/witchcraft is from the Greek word ‘pharmakia’ the same word we get pharmacy from. It means the general illicit use of drugs (same application as today) and the use of drugs to cast spells,” writes Steve Rudd in “Drugs and the Bible: E, Shrooms, Cocaine, Crack, Marijuana.” “Psychologically, drugs can cause us to lose all sense of control. We switch our entire dependence and reason for living to the chemical.”

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James M. Arlandson: Jihad and Qital in the Qur’an, Traditions and Classical Law

James M. Arlandson: Jihad and Qital in the Qur’an, Traditions and Classical Law | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
Sharia in action in Mali: Couple stoned to death for adultery France: Muslims who attacked police refused to recognize French law
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Taking a look into the teachings and writings of Islam gives us a better understanding of this "religion of peace". What does the Quran and the traditions and classical law teach us about Islam?

In order to defeat an enemy it is important to understand the enemy and what motivates them. How they think and how they operate are important when designing a strategy of defense. Understanding the why and the how are important in formulating battle plans to defeat the enemy.

Take some time to go into the enemies camp and get to know their rules of engagement before engaging them in battle.

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Islam is a religion of violence: abstract theology matters

Islam is a religion of violence: abstract theology matters | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
How can we explain ISIS? Instead of a God who loves from all eternity, Islam offers a God who demands submission. And that looks violent on the ground.
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Although this is not an indepth study of the issue it surely lends itself to thoughtful consideration. Taking the religion of Islam at it's base points and compare it to Christianity at it's base point we see there is a vast difference in the two. Jesus said a good tree can not produce bad fruit nor a bad tree produce good fruit. Neither can bitter water flow from a sweet well. By their fruit you shall know them.

Even modern idioms have this one right if we recall the old saying one bad apple spoils the bunch. There is something rotten in the middle east and it is rapidly growing rotten fruit and as a result the rotten fruit is polluting everything it comes in contact with.

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Criminalizing Scientific Controversy: Climate Change, Galileo, and Our Modern Inquisition

Criminalizing Scientific Controversy: Climate Change, Galileo, and Our Modern Inquisition | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
The proposed federal investigation into those who question man-made climate change is more dangerous to science than the Inquisition.
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In a remarkable letter to President Obama, twenty climate scientists have called for a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation into “corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change.” They support their position by claiming that “an overwhelming majority of climate scientists are convinced about the potentially serious adverse effects of human-induced climate change on human health, agriculture, and biodiversity.”

 

The notion that a criminal investigation should be used to arbitrate a scientific dispute is antithetical to the proper norms of scientific inquiry. Whether or not there is intended deception is irrelevant, because the validity of a scientific theory is independent of one’s motivation for affirming the theory. Moreover, an overwhelming majority of scientists favoring a particular position does not provide scientific support for that position. There was universal support for Newton’s laws for over two centuries, but it only took one dissenter to supersede them.

 

Worse than the authors’ nonscientific approach to scientific disputation is their effort to bring down the machinery of the state on their opponents. It has taken centuries for science to free itself from domination by the state. It was not long ago that the opponents of Trofim Lysenko were crushed by Stalinist oppression. The authors might argue that they only want an investigation. If so, do they really expect that potential criminal investigations would not have an adverse effect on free inquiry?

 

It is instructive to compare the RICO letter to a letter written 400 years earlier by Tommaso Caccini and delivered to the Congregation of the Holy Office (the Inquisition) on March 20, 1615. Caccini argued that the Copernican heliocentric theory that the planets orbit about a fixed sun is incompatible with the Bible and informed the Inquisition that Galileo had advocated this theory. On February 26, 1616, the Inquisition ordered Galileo “to abstain altogether from teaching or defending the said opinions and even from discussing them.” Galileo submitted to the decree and avoided prison.

 

There are similarities between the proposed RICO investigation and the trial of Galileo.

- In both, the accusers argue that they have the support of the majority of scientists. In the case of Copernicus, even the great Tycho Brahe rejected the heliocentric theory. By the time of Galileo, the theory had gained more support, including from Johannes Kepler.

 

- In both, the accused would be brought to trial under laws giving the prosecution wide latitude of interpretation.

- In both, the charge is essentially heresy against what Francis Bacon called the Idols of the Theater—uncritical acceptance of dogma and popular theories.

 

- In both, conviction would result in imprisonment.

 

- In both, the accusers claim there is great societal risk in not taking their position. In the case of Galileo, it was credibly argued that rejecting the geocentric theory would undermine the faith, thus undermining the moral order, and thereby leading to societal breakdown. The argument takes on great urgency when one realizes that from Caccini’s accusation to Galileo’s conviction spanned the period of 1615 to 1633 and that the Thirty Years War ran from 1618 to 1648, a war resulting in population declines of up to a third in parts of the Holy Roman Empire.

 

 

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Wichita State University Under Fire for Removing Chapel Pews to Accommodate Muslims

Wichita State University Under Fire for Removing Chapel Pews to Accommodate Muslims | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
WICHITA, Kansas -- A university in Kansas is under fire after it made alterations to its Christian chapel to accommodate Muslims. According to reports, the Grace ...
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Personally I am in favor of outlawing all pews in America. Most I find to be very uncomfortable and restrictive. Pews take up a great deal of floor space which only allows for straight line seating. Theaters have rows of seats so that everyone can be focused on the play or movie going forth up front. However churches are supposed to be meeting places for God's people to congregate and focus on God ABOVE not standing elevated on a platform before. Besides removal of restrictive pews may free the congregations to be a bit less formal in their approach to worship and fellow members of God's church. Imagine if all that floor space was opened up to alternative activities besides sitting in a straight row.

Now as far as Muslims worshiping in a chapel is concerned, if the Chapel space was given to the university with the intention of including all faiths then by rights Muslims have the same right to access the building as any other religious group. However if it was dedicated for the worship of God and God alone then the university and its staff will run afoul of God upon utilizing the space for the worship of foreign gods.

Do Muslims have a right to pray to their God in America and on a college campus. Yes.

Should Muslims be allowed to worship in a Christian church? No unless they repent of the worship of foreign gods and accept Jesus as their only Lord and Savior. After all they have their own Mosques to worship Allah in.

Do many Christian churches in America actually worship the one and only true God? The evidence for some is hard to find.

And that is the way I see it what say you?
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EXCLUSIVE: U.S. officials conclude Iran deal violates federal law

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. officials conclude Iran deal violates federal law | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
Some senior U.S. officials involved in the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal have privately concluded that a key sanctions relief provision – a concession to Iran that will open the doors to tens of billions of dollars in U.S.-backed commerce with the Islamic regime – conflicts with existing federal statutes and cannot be implemented without violating those laws, Fox News has learned.
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Well isn't that an interesting development? Obama's Iran nuclear treaty deal runs afoul of federal law, but when has that ever stopped the Obamanation from doing whatever he wants to do? Congress has heretofore been ineffectual in stopping any plans put forth by Obama.

Since Congress under the Corker act relinquished their treaty ratification powers to Obama I seriously doubt if they will mount any effort to thwart this Iran deal. To think that the fools on capital hill actually thought that Obama would put forth anything of real value have to be high on something. Everything Obama has  touched has turned to crap and this is just another example of his ineptitude and incompetence. Of course Congress is just as inept and incompetent to have rolled over multiple times and allowed this President to continue his wrecking ball campaign.

All this is mute however since Obama did an end run around Congress and dashed immediately to the UN Security council before the ink was even dry on the Iran deal, and as far as the signers to the deal are concerned it is full steam ahead. Iran will continue to develop nuclear weapons, Russia and China will continue to do business with Iran. Iraq and Syria will also get in on the trading, and congress will sit there like dopes wondering what went wrong.

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U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies

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The American military’s policy has been to look the other way on “boy play” by Afghan commanders. One Marine’s father believes it was a factor in his son’s death.
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In a society that has rejected the Christian God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob but instead bows down to worship the god of Muhammad, a known murderous pedophile, then it is no wonder we read stories like this one.

 

Is there a good side in this whole Middle East debacle? Has the whole region become a den of iniquity? Have their consciences been seared with a hot iron? Shouldn't American representatives, aka soldiers, be holding the high ground when it comes to human rights offenses? I mean why are they forced to overlook such debauchery? Those Afghan leaders should have been arrested by our service men and not simply allowed to continue  their heinous deeds with defenseless children.

There has to be a moral compass or there will be no end to the wickedness man will devise. This is why God gave Moses the ten commandments, not as a deterrent to sin but to show man what sin was. The law came so that man knew what sin was and therefore would be without excuse.

Someone has to say STOP! Someone has to say ENOUGH! Someone has to defend the defenseless. Presently it would appear the current moral code is live and let live. After all who are we to judge?

This is the way I see it what say you?

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Low-Income Americans Living in Luxury Apartments in Chicago

Low-Income Americans Living in Luxury Apartments in Chicago | Eagle Views | Scoop.it
Thanks to Federal Assistance, Low-Income Americans Are Living in Luxury Apartments in Chicago.
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No need for reform in our welfare laws. Nothing to see here move along. If you suggest reform to the myriad of social welfare programs you are labeled a hater and uncaring and unloving. So high income earners are getting taxpayer subsidies through HUD and low-income people are living in luxury high-rises at taxpayer expense. Talking about moving on up. The only group that is not moving on up is the group of middle class Americans who are saddled with the bill month in a month out.

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Mankind’s last call for survival

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Mankind's last call for survival, Let’s not allow the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism to become a nuclear power, Iran
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Time for some tough talk concerning the real 'state of the union'. There are many who think things are just dandy in Obamaworld, but to the astute and learned, dangers are lurking around every corner, and much of it has been a result of Obama policies.

This man is on a course to ruin America and by default ruin the balance of power in the world. Why is there so much unrest in the Middle East? Why are Russia and China saber rattling? Because Obama has made it clear that as long as he is in charge America is going to be impotent on the world scene.

And to make sure that things remain miserable after he has left office, he is enshrining policies at the executive level bureaucracy to see to it that his plans are not thwarted by the next President and congress.

Obama is an evil and sinister man, I said of him at the time that he was an Antichrist and I stand by my assessment.

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