Monthly Archives: January 2019

January 31 Walking by Faith

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:35–39

Key Verse: Romans 8:37

In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Do you ever worry about whether you can trust God? Many deny it, but their actions speak differently. Have you ever prayed for something and felt as though your prayers were going unanswered? After a while, it is easy to think that maybe it would be okay to help God out—give Him a little shove to start things off. But you may want to consider the following:

God is sovereign. He is both personal and loving. He has not forgotten you. Even though you may have to wait for the answer to your prayers, when it comes, it will be a wondrous blessing because you were willing to wait and trust the Lord for the answer.

God is infinitely wise. All knowledge about all things belongs to Him. He knows everything. Deep love and commitment toward those who have accepted His Son as their Savior are hallmarks of His personal care. Therefore, He has provided a way for sin to be eradicated from your life. In wisdom and mercy, He desires for you to live free of the bondage of sin and failure.

God loves perfectly and completely. He can meet all your needs. You may wonder how this can be, especially since you can’t see or touch Him. Deep within the resources of His love, contentment and a sense of peace are waiting just for you. Nothing the world offers can duplicate these things.

Father God, You are sovereign and wise. You know everything about my life. You love me perfectly and completely and have the ability to meet all my needs. Thank You that You have not forgotten me![1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 32). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

January 31 Sin Is a Choice

Scripture reading: James 1:13–16

Key verse: 1 Corinthians 1:29

That no flesh should glory in His presence.

Of all who have ever lived, Eve was the one who could come the closest to using legitimately the phrase “the devil made me do it.” And God did not accept this excuse even from Eve, who had the serpent speaking directly to her (Gen. 3). We cannot pass the buck for sinning to anyone else. God wants us to understand the true source of sin so that we can come to terms with it honestly before Him.

Patrick Morley describes our blame passing in his book Walking with Christ in the Details of Life:

We give Satan too much credit. Satan is fallen. He cannot foretell the future. He is limited in space and time—he can only be one place at a time. He is not eternal …

It is impossible for Satan to make you sin. Sin is a choice. Satan can tempt us, but we decide to sin. “By his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed” (James 1:14). Since the devil is unable to make us sin, we need to reconsider blaming him for our wrong choices …

The bigger enemy is our flesh. To square off against Satan is easy by comparison. The flesh must be battled daily, even momentarily. That’s why the Scriptures say, “For the … Spirit desires what is contrary to the sinful nature.” … The battle against Satan is already won. The ongoing battle is with the flesh.

If you want to ascend the mountain of His holiness and dwell in the presence of God, then you must recognize that sin is a choice. Reject it.

Father, I realize now that sin is a choice. Help me choose the paths of righteousness that will lead to new spiritual heights with You in the mountain of Your holiness.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 32). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Laura Ingraham: Today’s Democrats Are a ‘New Breed of Radical Zealots’

Democrats seem awfully cocky lately. Since winning the House in November and forcing Trump’s hand on the shutdown, they feel like they’re on a glide path to 2020.

Every other day, it’s a litany of smugness from the Resistance. At 21 months out from the election, of course, they are practically calling the race already. They hope that the sheer volume of negative headlines about Mueller and the showdowns with Pelosi and Schumer are all going to take their toll.

Well, objective reporting, of course, is the last thing on their minds because that would require a focus on the smashing success of the Trump economy, which is far and away the strongest in the world.

So what is their goal? To demoralize Trump’s base.

The Washington Post delivers dour headlines like this: “Walls around Trump are crumbling. Evangelicals may be his last resort.” And why bother dissecting the genius of, like. Trump’s maneuvers with China on trade when you can assign some flack to write headlines like this? “White evangelical support for President Trump slips in the midst of the government shutdown.”

Now, think about it. While the president’s approval numbers may have taken a hit during the shutdown, his numbers were identical before and after the shutdown — unlike Pelosi, who actually lost support during the shutdown battle.

So my prediction? The more full of themselves the Democrats get, the more voters learn about this new breed of radical zealots. The less they are going to want to roll the dice with this crowd, and the more they’ll start to appreciate President Trump. And if, by the way, the bright lights of the pundit class think that evangelicals are going to abandon the GOP and Trump, they’re suffering from delusions of electoral grandeur.

The Democrats have completely misread what happened in November. They captured one House of Congress and handily, of course. But this doesn’t mean that the American people are willing to ditch capitalism for socialism, or that they have abandoned totally their core humanity for cold convenience.

Related: Why New York’s Late-Term Abortion Law Is Based on Lies

But I’ll tell you, many Democrats have, like Virginia State Del. Kathy Tran. When press about her latest abortion bill, Tran admitted her bill would allow abortions to take place even up to the point the mother is dilating.

Absolutely barbaric and sick. Tran is a co-sponsor of the Repeal Act, which would eliminate all restrictions on late-term abortion.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ‚ who is also a pediatric neurologist, by the way, which is extra sick — endorses this disgusting bill. When asked to explain third-term abortions on Wednesday, he said the following: “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

Dr. Mengele would be proud. You’d be arrested if you did any of that to a dog in Virginia, by the way. And the infanticide movement, always cynically disguised as “reproductive health,” is spreading. It was given a standing ovation in Albany just last week. And now Rhode Island is jumping on the carnage express, as Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo, a Roman Catholic, says she’ll sign a pro-partial-birth abortion bill into law. Earlier this month, when Raimondo was sworn into office for a second term, she pledged to be a “beacon of hope.” More like a harbinger of death.

Related: Abortion Comments by Democrat Northam Deemed ‘Morally Repugnant’

Again, this is in America. This is the Democrat Party decomposing for all to see. While a good chunk of Trump voters might get tired of some of his tweets, or they just want him to dial back the drama on occasion, it’s really hard to see how independents, in any way, shape, or form are going to cozy up to this Democrat Party.

Remember Kamala Harris at the Kavanaugh hearing? She kept interrupting. She was incredibly boorish and rude to the now-associate justice of the Supreme Court. And she totally flamed out.

That was her big audition for the big top. Well, the American people do not want to do things like tear down history in the middle of the night, any more than they want to blame men for things that happened 30 years ago that no one is witness to. They don’t want to ban fossil fuels. They don’t want Medicare for All if it means bankrupting the entire system. They don’t want ration care and raising taxes.

They don’t want traditional religious organizations to be branded as hate groups, which Kamala Harris, by the way, tried to pull a few weeks ago when she chided judicial nominee Brian Buescher for being a member of the Knights of Columbus, a group opposed to abortion and of course, a Catholic organization.

No. This is not the Democrat Party of JFK. He actually believed in religious liberty, and he believed in low taxes and a robust military, etc., etc.

So, my friends, the next time if someone tells you, “It’s all over for Trump,” just remember, the full effects and the stark costs of the Democrat agenda are just now coming to light for many Americans.

They say that there are two sure things in life: death and taxes. But do you really want to be a party that advocates for both?

Adapted from Laura Ingraham’s monologue from “The Ingraham Angle” on Jan. 30, 2019. Laura Ingraham is the host of Fox News Channel’s (FNC) “The Ingraham Angle” (weeknights 10 p.m./ET). She joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. This Fox News opinion piece is used by permission.

Read more at Fox News:
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Tyrus Admits Defending Trump Can Be a Challenge
Pelosi Takes Heat for Bid to Push Back Trump’s SOTU

Source: Laura Ingraham: Today’s Democrats Are a ‘New Breed of Radical Zealots’

WALSH: Please Stop Killing Undocumented Infants Who Are Just Trying To Cross The Border Of The Birth Canal

The only difference between a baby moments before leaving the womb and a baby outside the womb is documentation. A birth certificate and Social Security card are issued to a child within a few weeks of birth. This paperwork is necessary to make the child an official citizen of the United States, but they cannot actually confer biological personhood status. Personhood may be recognized by words on a page, but the words cannot make a person. Besides, I’ve been reliably informed that undocumented people are still people and deserve all of the same rights as those of us with documentation.

I’ve also been told many times that undocumented people have the right to cross through barriers and over borders in pursuit of life and liberty. Planned Parenthood even says that the undocumented “have the right to live.” I totally agree with this sentiment. All people have the right to live. And I certainly would not support summary execution of immigrants on the southern border. It’s fortunate that no one has ever suggested such a thing.

But there is, you might say, a different southern border that is quite often protected by violent means. Undocumented infants who are trying to cross the border of the birth canal in hopes of a better life are routinely stabbed, poisoned, crushed, and dismembered for doing so. The murder of these migrants is especially egregious because, unlike the type from Central America, they really have no choice but to leave their homeland. It is often insisted that migrants from Mexico and Guatemala are “forced” to leave because of conditions in their countries. Well, undocumented infants really are forced. They did not choose to be conceived in their womb of origin. They do not choose when and if they are born. They are victims of circumstance.

Immigrants deserve a chance. Isn’t that the slogan? They are “dreamers.” They are good people, decent people, just trying to survive. These are the lines, correct? Am I saying this right? Well it applies just as well to infants.

It is claimed that we are all undocumented immigrants. This is false, of course. Our ancestors, maybe, but not us. And even our ancestors may have come to this country legally, through Ellis Island. Or maybe they came back in settler and pioneer times, when there was no documentation thus no distinction between undocumented and documented. But it is true that we were all, at one time, undocumented infants. All of us began our existence in the womb. All of us were granted the opportunity to flee the womb and build a life for ourselves. Who are we to deny this right to the undocumented infants who come after us? It is the worst form of discrimination.

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Source: WALSH: Please Stop Killing Undocumented Infants Who Are Just Trying To Cross The Border Of The Birth Canal

Life Is Under Attack

Look at how far the Democratic party has fallen.

This week, a delegate to the Virginia state legislature introduced a bill affirming abortion up to the moment of birth. In shocking testimony, the delegate admitted that even when it was obvious that a child was about to be born — in the 40th week of a pregnancy, even in the midst of active labor — this proposed law would allow for the child to be aborted, so long as a single doctor approves.

Governor Ralph Northam, a supporter of the bill, went even further in a radio interview the next day. He tried to reassure its opponents that if a child survived an abortion, “the infant would be kept comfortable. [And] the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue.”

There’s another word for this: infanticide. And it is morally reprehensible and evil.

Virginia’s bill comes just a week after the New York state senate was filled with cheers following the passage of a similar law. Governor Andrew Cuomo declared it “a historic victory for . . . our progressive values” and directed pink lights to shine on landmarks throughout the state, including One World Trade Center.

This shameless embrace of a culture of death is startling to every American who cherishes life. Not too long ago, the Democratic party’s stated position was that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” It was this widespread rejection of late-term abortion that led a large bipartisan majority in Congress to pass the partial-birth-abortion ban in 2003. But now look at how far the Democratic party has fallen.

To support, let alone cheer, late-term abortions not only marks a disturbing step backward by so-called “progressives” — it also violates every demand of human decency. As modern science has moved the point of viability ever earlier in pregnancy, most Americans have agreed that a child who can survive outside the womb deserves a chance at life. Only a handful of countries, including China and North Korea, allow late-term abortions.

Until we heard those cheers coming from Albany and the defense of the indefensible over the airwaves in Virginia, we thought states were moving beyond such barbaric practices.

These Virginia and New York late-term abortion bills should be a call to action for all Americans. A society can be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable, and it would be unconscionable for us to let this moment pass in silence. We must recommit ourselves, today and every day, to restoring the sanctity of life to the center of American law.

For my part, I couldn’t be more proud to serve as vice president to the most pro-life president in American history. From his first week in office, President Trump has been a tireless champion of life. He reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, ensuring that our foreign-aid dollars don’t go to groups that promote or perform abortions abroad. He withdrew the United States from the United Nations Population Fund to prevent our tax dollars from supporting forced sterilization and abortion overseas. And he signed a law to empower states to withhold federal funding from abortion providers — and defund Planned Parenthood.

But the commitment to life extends further than our administration. Beyond the White House, state leaders are taking action to protect the unborn. They are encouraging parents to choose life by requiring brief waiting periods, setting ultrasound and other informed-consent standards, and prohibiting abortions based solely on a child’s sex, race, or disability — a measure I was proud to sign into law as governor of Indiana.

And thanks to the efforts of millions of compassionate and caring Americans across the country, we are changing minds and turning hearts to embrace life as never before. Fewer abortions are being performed than ever recorded — a decrease of more than 50 percent since the 1980s. This is a true cause for celebration.

So even in this dark moment in our nation’s history, Americans should take heart. The New York and Virginia bills aren’t some bold departure into a brave new world. They are the last gasp of a dying movement that stands in stark and irreconcilable contrast with our nation’s timeless founding principles.

After all, at the base of the same One World Trade Center that was bathed in pink last week to mark the passage of New York’s law, is the September 11th memorial. There, the names of all who died in the horrific terrorist attacks 18 years ago are etched in stone — including the eleven unborn children we lost along with their expectant mothers.

Our commitment to the unalienable right to life is as sure as the stone in which those names are etched. And our administration, and our movement, will continue to fight until our nation once again recognizes and celebrates the sanctity of all human life.

Source: Life Is Under Attack

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Force to be Reckoned With — The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College

Whatever else you may think of her, first-time Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is a great American success story. Hers is a classic “triumph of the underdog” tale. Nobody expected her to upset 10-term incumbent Congressman and Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Joe Crowley, in last June’s Democratic primary in her New York City congressional district, but she did. Using her apartment as her campaign headquarters and going door to door in her district, AOC proved once again that a motivated, hard-working American can succeed against long odds.

AOC is clever and shrewd in some ways, embarrassingly clueless in others. On the positive side, she is media-savvy and shows astute political instincts. On the negative side, to put it mildly, her understanding of American government is deficient (she didn’t even know what the three branches of government are), her grasp of economic and history is minimal (she espouses the ideology of socialism despite its inherent flaws e.g., no economic calculation or coordination is possible without private property, market-based prices, and a profit-and-loss calculus), and she seems oblivious to elementary arithmetic, as evidenced by her proposals for Uncle Sam to spend tens of trillions of dollars more than exist in spendable form.

Conservatives seem to think AOC will self-destruct by repeatedly showing her economic obtuseness, but they are wrong. They are underestimating her ability to exploit media and her political acumen. Last summer after her primary victory, AOC was a guest on “The View.” Channeling King David’s son Absalom—the prototype for using flattery and charm to further one’s political ambitions—she effusively hugged each of the five hostesses, gushing and giving them her best “Oh, I’m so privileged to meet you” greeting.

In her interview on “60 Minutes,” she alternately voiced clever, quotable sound bites at the expense of Republicans and responded to questions about her apparent factual inaccuracies by playing the role of a disarmingly innocent political neophyte who admittedly hadn’t mastered all the details, but whose heart is in the right place.

On Twitter, she drops the innocent act and reveals herself to be a rough-and-tumble street fighter. Examples: She rallied to the support of fellow freshman congresswoman Rashida Tlaib after Tlaib publicly referred to President Trump as a “motherf*****,” tweeting, “I got your back.” She also isn’t bashful about disrespecting non-Republicans. Advised by one-time Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Lieberman to take a more moderate approach, she caustically tweeted, “New party, who dis?”

Like it or not, AOC, by virtue of her two-million-plus Twitter followers and as the fresh new face alongside Bernie Sanders at the forefront of America’s democratic socialist movement, has established herself as a force to be reckoned with on the national stage. Her fund-raising clout is bound to be considerable. This will enable her to chart an independent course, much to the frustration of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Expect AOC to drag Democrats even further to the left whether they really want to go that way or not.

Politically, her proposals—no matter how over-the-top, ridiculous, or unviable—will actually enhance rather than hurt her popularity. As the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises wrote nearly six decades ago, it no longer matters, politically, “whether a measure is fit to produce the ends aimed at. What alone counts for [the politician] is whether the majority of voters favor or reject it.” Sadly, wisdom and knowledge are not nearly as important in democratic politics as impassioned promises for a Santa Claus government to give voters free goods. Voters believe in the Santa Claus fantasy, and AOC is playing Santa to the hilt, promising free health care, free college, etc.

Another factor enhancing AOC’s popularity is her public stance that she would rather lose her seat in Congress than compromise her principles. In this day and age when few politicians are known for sticking to their principles, AOC stands out from the crowd.

She may know precious little about sound economics, but she has a keen nose for power. That is why she advocates the abolition of the Electoral College—because it is an obstacle to the mighty (and mighty dangerous) power of unbridled majoritarianism which our wise founders rightly understood to be one of the greatest threats to rights and liberty.

The important question going forward will not be the mind of AOC, but what kind of heart she has. Like most prominent leaders of socialist movements, she has a knack for taking care of Number One. I am referring to her reported unwillingness to divide the wealth equally when her own financial interest is involved. A larger concern is her refusal, so far, to condemn the murderous regime (murder by bullets and starvation) of Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. This raises the question of whether her support for socialism is that of a naive enthusiast or a convicted fanatic. Let’s hope that her mind isn’t so blinded by the imagined glory of her “grand plan” for a more humane world that she lacks the compassion to disavow socialist policies when they hurt the very people whom they were supposed to help.

via Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Force to be Reckoned With — The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College

Manmade Climate Change Caused by HAARP: NO CONSPIRACY-JUST THE FACTS

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

I have been wanting to write about HAARP for many years.  What held me back?  It was fear of being called “Conspiratorial”  until now.

My readers know me as a writer of truth.  I stay clear of topics which cannot be vetted.  I’ve been reading about HAARP for years, but the globalists snicker and mock at anyone who dares to tread on their turf.

The only websites I would find on HAARP – although very thorough in the research, was still speculation without a solid foundation.  For every website attempting to uncover the truth about HAARP, there would be ten more insisting that it was simply an instrument used for studying the ionosphere.

For instance, let’s look at what U. of Alaska Fairbanks says:


High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)

The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, is a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and…

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Homosexuality and the Catholic Church — The Watchman’s Bagpipes

The sexual abuse of boys by Catholic clergy is now a mushroom cloud hanging over the Church. … But the Church invited this scandal when it began allowing homosexuals to enter its seminaries in the 1960s. They did so because of the difficulty of recruiting young men into the priesthood who quite naturally wanted to marry and have families. As more and more homosexuals flooded seminaries and then went into the priesthood, a culture of homosexuality was fostered in the church with all its attendant pathologies.

via Homosexuality and the Catholic Church — The Watchman’s Bagpipes