Matthew West has entered the “scary new world” of book writing and the popular contemporary Christian musician who describes himself as a storyteller is tackling the subject of forgiveness with the help of narratives drawn from the lives of more than 20,000 people in his first project.
“Having this chance to write a book which was inspired by one of the songs I’ve written, it’s a scary new world for me,” said West in a recent interview with The Christian Post in St. Louis, Mo.
Simply titled Forgiveness the book is set to be released on July 23, 2013. It’s the same day West is expected to appear on the nationally televised Katie Couric Show where he will be singing his chart-topping song of the same name and promoting the book at the same time.
Did you know that U.S. banks have more than 1.8 trillion dollars parked at the Federal Reserve and that the Fed is actually paying them not to lend that money to us? We were always told that the goal of quantitative easing was to “help the economy”, but the truth is that the vast majority of the money that the Fed has created through quantitative easing has not even gotten into the system. Instead, most of it is sitting at the Fed slowly earning interest for the bankers. Back in October 2008, just as the last financial crisis was starting, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Federal Reserve would start paying interest on the reserves that banks keep at the Fed. This caused an absolute explosion in the size of these reserves. Back in 2008, U.S. banks had less than 2 billion dollars of excess reserves parked at the Fed. Today, they have more than 1.8 trillion. In less than five years, the pile of excess reserves has gotten nearly 1,000 times larger. This is utter insanity, and it will have very serious consequences down the road. (Read More….)
After her 12 plus hour filibuster of SB5 on the floor of the Texas Senate Tuesday night, State Senator Wendy Davis rose to “stardom,” being labeled a hero by Planned Parenthood and the political left and given fawning interviews on cable news shows asking when she plans to run for higher office.
Sinful perversion. The phrase is almost redundant, for to pervert a thing is to distort it to the point of corruption. Perversion of anything that corrupts God’s original design and intention is sin.
America is a perverted nation, as clearly demonstrated by the 26 June 2013 decision by the United States Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. This determination, though disappointing, should not have come as a surprise to the Christian who is familiar with his Bible. For quite some time, America has been plodding along the path of Romans 1, steeped and reveling in her sin and perversion. The ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional now swings wide the gate for the acceptance, and perhaps in time the legalization, of other gross sexual perversions. Even now, polygamists are celebrating the recent ruling by SCOTUS:
The Supreme Court’s rulings in favor of same-sex marriage Wednesday were greeted with excitement by polygamists across the country, who viewed the gay rights victory as a crucial step toward the country’s inevitable acceptance of plural marriage. Anne Wilde, a vocal advocate for polygamist rights who practiced the lifestyle herself until her husband died in 2003, praised the court’s decision as a sign that society’s stringent attachment to traditional “family values” is evolving. (Source)
But while Christians quite predictably raise their voices with such publicized events, it often is forgotten that these sexual sins—like all sins—did not appear in this advanced state overnight. How, then, did Americans get to this point? Note, the question is not how did America get here, but how did Americans get here. When the focus of the church is distracted by great national sins, individual sin can be overlooked, downplayed or ignored.
Read More Here: http://www.donotbesurprised.com/2013/07/nurturing-perversion.html
The Christian Post reports:
Charismatic preacher and worldwide evangelist Benny Hinn was called “world’s greatest scammer” by an unidentified heckler as he and his bodyguards walked through Los Angeles International Airport last week.