Christians Lacking Vigilance Believe the Church is a Safe Space

It was the triumph of the Christian religion that for many centuries it managed to become the unreasoning assumption of almost all, built into every spoken and written word, every song, and every building. It was the disaster of the Christian religion that it assumed this triumph would last forever and outlast everything, and so it was ill equipped to resist the challenge of a rival when it came, in this, the century of the self. The Christian religion had no idea that a new power, which I call selfism, would arise. And, having arisen, selfism has easily shouldered its rival aside. In free competition, how can a faith based upon self-restraint and patience compete with one that pardons, unconditionally and in advance, all the self-indulgences you can think of, and some you cannot?

"Our Lives Have Turned into Hell"-- Muslim Persecution of Christians, May 2017

One month after Islamic militants bombed two Egyptian churches during Palm Sunday and killed nearly 50 people in April 2017, several SUVs, on May 26, stopped two buses transporting dozens of Christians to the ancient Coptic Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in the desert south of Cairo. According to initial reports, approximately ten Islamic militants, heavily armed and dressed in military fatigues, "demanded that the passengers recite the Muslim profession of faith" — which is tantamount to converting to Islam. When they refused, the jihadis opened fire on them, killing 29 Christians, at least ten of whom were young children. Two girls were aged 2 and 4. Also killed was Mohsen Morkous, an American citizen described as "a simple man" whom "everyone loved," his two sons, and his two grandsons.

WHY WE SHOULDN’T CHANGE THE LORD’S PRAYER

Pope Francis has caused another round of cheering and dismay by calling for a “better translation” of the words of the Lord’s Prayer. Specifically, he says that the line familiar to us English speakers as “lead us not into temptation” should be rendered as “let us not fall into temptation,” because a loving Father does not subject His children to evil. We may cite here, in apparent support of that statement, the words of St. James: “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire” (Jas. 1:13–14). It was not God who tempted Job, but Satan. It was not God who tempted David with the sight of Bathsheba bathing in her garden, but David himself, whose desire gave birth to the sins of adultery and murder. All Christians, I suppose, will agree.

LEFTISTS ESTABLISHING A RELIGION

In the case of Jack Philips, the baker who doesn’t want to be forced to support a gay “wedding,” leftists have revealed their freedom-hating fascist fanaticism and their desire to establish their faith as a government-mandated religion.

 

How long go ye limping between two opinions?

In the news, the good news is that the Free Love movement of the sixties is being outed for what it was. Clue: It wasn't "free." The bad news is our focus has been distracted from issues such as North Korea's ability to reach the U.S. with missiles. BTW, I don't think God would have allowed all that if it weren't for all our Free Love. Sometimes "Free Love MAKES war"!

Our Pagan Children

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6). For centuries, this biblical wisdom has reassured Christian parents—until now. Our culture is pushing an increasingly pagan worldview on our Christian children. About 75% of evangelical children abandon their faith after a year or two of college. But college-age men and women should at least know enough to resist! It gets worse: our young, tender little ones are now on the front lines.

Five Ways To Defeat The Social Justice Warriors

What better way to defeat the social justice warriors with the tactics that inspired some of their heroes. Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals book helped Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama rise to the top of the political world. Despite the book being used by leftist politicians, it’s actually nonpartisan and very informative. Plus, I like the idea of using the left’s weapons against them, which is a theme I will touch on again later in the article. The book includes 13 rules, but I will highlight 5 of the most useful ones.