Daily Archives: October 7, 2018

OCTOBER 7 STRIVING FOR NUMBERS

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest…think on these things.

Philippians 4:8

In Christian circles today, the church that can show an impressive quantitative growth is frankly envied and imitated by other ambitious churches.

Numbers, size and amounts seem to be very nearly all that matters—with a corresponding lack of emphasis on quality!

This is the age of the Laodiceans. The great goddess, Numbers, is worshiped with fervent devotion, and all things religious are brought before her for examination. Her Old Testament is the financial report, and her New Testament is the membership roll. To these she appeals as the test of spiritual growth and the proof of success or failure in most Christian endeavors.

A little acquaintance with the Bible should show this up for the heresy it is. To judge anything spiritual by statistics is to judge by something other than scriptural judgment. Yet this is being done every day by ministers, church boards and denominational leaders. And hardly anyone seems to notice the deep and dangerous error!

Lord, I pray this morning for the pastor and elders of my church, that their chief desire will be to invite the Holy Spirit of God into our church to do His refining work in the lives of our people.[1]


[1] Tozer, A. W. (2015). Mornings with tozer: daily devotional readings. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

Melania fires back: Let’s talk about my trip, ‘not what I wear’

First lady Melania Trump with children from Nairobi orphanage

The critics were aghast at her outfit and her choice of headgear – Melania Trump, that is, during her African excursion.

From CNN: “… with the hat, Trump’s outfit might have tipped the scales, moving from a practical accessory dangerously close to costume territory evocative of colonialists.”

From the New York Times: Like showing up “on an Alabama cotton farm in a confederate uniform.”

Aljazeera: “My own view is that the U.S. first lady’s decision to wear a pith helmet was appropriate and should be taken seriously. The regime she represented in Kenya is a white supremacist one. Her husband campaigned successfully under the fascist slogan ‘America First,’ and has since implemented his ‘Muslim ban’ and encouraged the detention of migrants, including separating children from their parents and keeping them in ‘tender age’ cages.”

And that doesn’t include the Huffington Post’s rant.

But Melania’s firing back, saying, “I want to talk about my trip, not what I wear.”

According to CNN’s Kate Bennett, that’s not fair.

“This is a first lady who’s very, very careful about what she wears and what messages she does send, from her clothes to her facial expressions to … how she looks and acts,” Bennett told NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly. “We have to look for her nonverbal cues sometimes. … This was a puzzler.”

Laura Seay, an assistant professor at Colby College who studies African politics, conflict and development, told NPR that even before the (gasp!) pith helmet, Trump was “fulfilling a lot of stereotypes” on her trip.

“The way she’s dressed and the activities she’s undertaken reflect an outdated view of the continent,” Seay says. “It’s not a place looking for white saviors in colonial getup. It’s a vibrant place where there’s all sorts of innovation and creative problem-solving.”

Is everyone possibly reading a little too much into the hat?

The pith faux pas came while Melania toured Nairobi National Park in Kenya on Friday.

Maybe you’re wondering what the first lady is doing in Africa. That particular day she took a safari ride, fed baby elephants and saw some zebra. In other words, it was a fun day, an excursion. Most of the trip was business.

Trump’s trip, which took her to Ghana and Malawi focused on children – one expressed purpose of the trip was to highlight her “Be Best” initiative, which promotes “encouragement, kindness, compassion and respect” among kids.

In Malawi she toured several outdoor classrooms at Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, the capital, on the second stop on her four-nation tour of the continent. The school is among those in the landlocked country that receive education assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development, including textbooks.

Mrs. Trump was on hand as the U.S. ambassador handed over another 1.4 million books through a U.S.-funded national reading program. Malawi’s schools have received some 9.6 million books under the program in the past several years.

Charity, not colonialism.

Meanwhile, back at CNN, they were recollecting the good old days when former first lady Michelle Obama wore bright, colorful outfits on her trips to the continent – not pith hemets.
— Read on www.wnd.com/2018/10/melania-fires-back-lets-talk-about-my-trip-not-what-i-wear/

GOP Operative Secretly Raised at Least $100,000 in Search for Clinton Emails – WSJ

A veteran Republican operative and opposition researcher solicited and raised at least $100,000 from donors as part of an effort to obtain what he believed to be emails stolen from Hillary Clinton, activities that remain of intense interest to federal investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller’s office and on Capitol Hill.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/gop-operative-secretly-raised-at-least-100-000-in-search-for-clinton-emails-1538913614

EXCLUSIVE… Juanita Broaddrick: Anti-Kavanaugh #MeToo Protesters Never Heard Of Me — The Gateway Pundit

Juanita Broaddrick, who claims former Bill Clinton raped her, appeared at a rally last Thursday in support of Brett Kavanagh amid the embattled newly appointed Supreme Court Justice’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

None of the #MeToo activists and leftist protesters who “screamed” and “yelled” in support of Ford in the streets of nation’s capital recognized Broaddrick or even knew who she was, Broaddrick explained in an interview with the Gateway Pundit at the Women for Trump summit in Washington, DC.

“There were very few, possibly five percent or less that even understood what they were there for,” she said. “They were just coming with the crowd. They were paid to be there.”

Broaddrick said when she confronted an anti-Kavanaugh demonstrator about her allegations against Clinton, and asked her if her claims should be investigated, the demonstrator didn’t recognize her and walked away.

“I had a lady standing near me with a sign ‘for Christine Ford’ while I was being interviewed, and got through behind me,” she said. “I turned around and said ‘do you believe me?’ She said ‘I believe all survivors.’ I asked her ‘well do you know who I am?’ I told her and she turned and walked away.”

Ford specifically can’t remember any of the details that might prove or disprove her claim. She also can’t remember the things she did and said even in the last few months.

Yet,Democrats, including twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, insist Blasey Ford deserves the benefit of the doubt in her accusations against Kavanaugh, who has undergone  seven FBI investigations throughout the course of his career.

On the eve of his hearings, Clinton launched an attack on Kavanaugh, arguing that Ford deserves the benefit of the doubt in her accusations.

Yet, Clinton allegedly threatened Broaddrick decades before the retired nurse revealed that Bill Clinton raped her.

Broaddrick told the Gateway Pundit she was leaving a fundraiser and Hillary Clinton “frightened” her with threats before she was able to get out.

“I’m headed to the front door, before I get there, here comes Hillary Clinton straight for me. She comes over to me, take a hold of my hand and I’m just standing there in shock. She says ‘I just want you to know how appreciative that Bill and I am for everything that you do in his campaign. I nodded and said thank you and said I’ve got to get out of here,” she explained. “I turned to walk away, the front door is about five feet from me. As I do, she grabs me and pulls me back to her. And she says in a very rough angry voice and said, ‘Do you understand everything that you do.’ I became frightened of that woman, right there. I mean, the evil that permeated from her saying that to me, it was almost like being raped again.”

Unlike Dr. Christine Ford, Juanita elaborated in detail the circumstances that lead to Bill Clinton raping her.

“After the rape and I got home I was devastated. All I could was go to work and put one fit in front of the other. People say, why didn’t you call the police. You’ve got to realize, he was the attorney general. He was the police.  I just tried to live and cope with this the best that I could.

If Dr. Christine Ford perjured during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, she should be prosecuted,  Broaddrick lamented.

“If they can investigate her, and find out that she was lying – I believe in that.  She’s tried to destroy a man’s life. If she lied, she should be prosecuted,” Broaddrick said. “When it first came out, [allegations against Kavanaugh] It just didn’t sound right. But I thought, I am going to wait until she comes forward. And talks, that’s when I tweeted that if she didn’t want to come forward, ‘I’d be happy to go in her place and talk about my rape by Bill Clinton.’ I was even less convinced when I saw her testify.”

Broaddrick explained that she was castigated by the media and the left when she first came forward with allegations against Clinton.

“I had witnesses, I had so many things that could prove that I was raped by Bill Clinton. And then you see Dr. Ford who has no corroboration whatsoever. It’s just the double standard,” she said. “It was terrible when I first came out. The first bad thing, was NBC holding my Dateline interview until after the impeachment. That was difficult to go through. And it was just how all of the media reacted to me coming out and saying ‘you know there was a president that was a rapist.’ It was just so difficult. I finally started to write the media off because they called me bad names. They said I was lying and they were just so cruel. It’s something you just had to get away from.”

EXCLUSIVE… Juanita Broaddrick: Anti-Kavanaugh #MeToo Protesters Never Heard Of Me — The Gateway Pundit