Daily Archives: November 11, 2013

10 Facts About The Growing Unemployment Crisis In America That Will Blow Your Mind

Did you know that there are more than 102 million working age Americans that do not have a job? Yes, I know that number sounds absolutely crazy, but it is true. Right now, there are more than 11 million Americans that are considered to be “officially unemployed”, and there are more than 91 million Americans that are not employed and that are considered to be “not in the labor force”. When you add those two numbers together, the total is more than 102 million. Overall, the number of working age Americans that do not have a job has increased by about 27 million since the year 2000. But aren’t things getting better? After all, the mainstream media is full of headlines about how “good” the jobs numbers for October were. Sadly, the truth is that the mainstream media is not being straight with the American people. As you will see below, we are in the midst of a long-term unemployment crisis in America, and things got even worse last month. (Read More….)

Bible drop: Christian group takes to sky to sneak Gospel into North Korea

The balloons, made from a large sheet of “farm plastic,” said Foley, are filled with hydrogen before the Bibles and “tracts” – testimonials written by other North Korean Christians – are attached at the bottom inside a sack or box. Timers are then used to release the materials in stages, dispersing them at high altitudes across North Korea. Foley and members of his Christian mission group, Seoul USA, use GPS technology to help direct where the Bibles land. Around 50,000 of them have dropped from the skies in the last year.

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Obama ‘weakening military in unprecedented ways’

The U.S. military, which has seen generals and other high-level officers relieved of duty at an unprecedented rate during the Obama administration, is in trouble largely because of the radical social experimentation being forced upon it, according to the Center for Military Readiness.

CMR’s president, Elaine Donnelly, said in an interview with WND that officers have gotten the Obama administration’s message of political correctness – “and most have been virtually silent ever since.”

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Obama Accused of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ at International Criminal Court

According to Egyptian newspaper El Watan, a group of Egyptian lawyers has submitted a complaint charging U.S. president Barrack Hussein Obama with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.The complaint charges Obama of being an accessory to the Muslim Brotherhood, which incited widespread violence in Egypt both before and after the June 30 Revolution.

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Episcopal Church Continues Downward Trend According To Report

“By effectively running off church planters, evangelists and many young families who hold closely to the Gospel, the Episcopal Church has eaten the seed corn of its future,”. “This is the natural consequence of a church that has lost its ability to critique wider culture. If all the Episcopal Church does is affirm every choice and echo the society around it, why would potential parishioners seek to hear the same message there that they can get anywhere else?” ……… Click here for full story

God preserves the elect after saving them

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SpurgeonListen again, for this is wonderful. “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;” he shall have salvation from going back to his old sins. If it were not for the final perseverance of the saints, I should think my gospel a poor gospel to preach; but he who truly believes in Christ shall have such a change wrought in him that the blessed work shall never be undone. My Lord shall light such a candle in thy heart that the devil himself shall never be able to blow it out. Christ shall come to thee with such power and authority, and set tip his eternal throne in thy soul with such divine majesty and might, that thou shalt be his in time and throughout eternity. We preach about no temporary salvation, no work of grace that by-and-by will grow feeble, and lose its power; but we tell of…

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John MacArthur Responds To His Strange Fire Critics (Part 2) and more…

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire conference is now several weeks behind us; the Strange Fire book releases tomorrow. Both have ignited a great deal of discussion about the place, the purpose and the continued existence of the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit. Last week I began an interview with John MacArthur (read it here) in which I asked him questions about it all. Today the interview continues and concludes with another series of questions and answers. I ask him why he is focusing so much attention on this issue, how we should relate to those who practice speaking in tongues, whether he would participate in a debate-style conference, whether he believes Muslims are receiving visions of Jesus Christ, and more.

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Congress Participates in First-Ever Hindu Diwali Observance on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – Approximately two dozen U.S. Congressmen and women recently participated in the first-ever observance of the Hindu festival of lights, known as Diwali, on Capitol Hill.

The observance was a bi-partisan effort organized by Democratic Representative Joe Crowley of New York and Republican Representative Peter Roskan of Illinois. Both men co-chair the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans.

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Albert Mohler Blog: “As One with Authority: The Mandate of Biblical Exposition”

In his latest Blog Essay, “As One with Authority: The Mandate of Biblical Exposition,” Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. shares the video of one of his sessions at the 2013 Expositors Summit at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and then posts from his December 12, 2008 message on the same text and theme to the seminary’s graduating class. The text is Matthew 7:28-29; the theme is the authority of the Word of God and the commission of Christ in his ministers’ preaching.

Go to Dr. Mohler’s post to hear and read why he says, “If there is a crisis in preaching, it is a crisis of confidence in the Word. If there is a road to recovery, it will be mapped by a return to biblical preaching.”

When to Leave a Church – Church & Culture Blog

There is a perfect time to leave a church:

…it’s not when you get disgruntled.

…it’s not when you get offended.

…it’s not when it gets too big.

…it’s not when a decision is made you disagree with.

It’s long before.

The best time to leave a church is,

…before you join.

Think about a plane. You board, and over the loudspeaker, you hear, “Welcome to US Airways Flight #142, heading to Orlando.” If Orlando is not your destination, that would be the time to deplane. Why would you stay on board knowing it’s going somewhere you do not want to go?

Yet that is precisely what so many do. They know they are out of sync with the church’s vision and values, mission and structure. They know that they have a profound and substantive disagreement.

Yet they join, and then begin to cause conflict.

That’s not healthy.

In fact, I’ll go further.

I think it’s sin.

Hear me: Disagreeing isn’t the sin; purposefully joining with an agenda to create division and dissension is. It reminds me of the brouhaha in the Southern Baptist Convention where Calvinists were presenting themselves as anything but to church search committees, only to get the job and then seek to divide and recreate the church in their theological image.

As my sons would say, “Not cool.”

Now, if you join a church that is heading to Orlando, and mid-flight, they change course to, say, Toledo, I can understand needing to rethink involvement at that time. If your church changes its mission, vision, values or doctrine, then okay…

…get the parachute and jump.

But if you know on the front end it’s going where you aren’t, or can’t, or won’t, then that’s the time to leave. Your job is to find a church you can align with, and enjoy the flight.

After all, there are a lot of flights taking off, and surely one of them is headed to a place you would love to go.

James Emery White

http://www.churchandculture.org/blog.asp?id=5137

Cold Case Christianity: The Top Three Reasons the Bible Is Reliable

J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold-Case Christianity, talks about the reliability of the New Testament by offering the top three reasons you can trust the gospel records related to Jesus.

http://coldcasechristianity.com/2013/the-top-three-reasons-the-bible-is-reliable/