Daily Archives: August 30, 2019

Weekly Watchman for 08/30/2019

Friendship Over Truth?
Aug 29, 2019 06:29 am | Stand Up For The Truth | Comments

There’s an old saying, “politics makes strange bedfellows,” but these days professing Christianity, government, and worldliness also seem to be aligning more often, developing very strange partnerships.  We’ve seen so-called “Celebrity pastors” often embrace Hollywood stars or elite sports celebrities who claim to be Christians, but they often do so without a modicum of discernment or wisdom, causing more confusion in a a church that is confused enough already.

In our final segment today we look at a resolution passed by the Democratic Party that applauds “non-religious Americans” while disdaining Christian churchgoers. Our guest today is Don Veinot of Midwest Christian Outreach. He joins Mike and David to discuss how friendship seems to be more important than truth to a growing number of Christian leaders, and how heresy is on the rise in the church itself.

Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

Read more


The Battle for Our Hearts and Minds

Jesus taught that the greatest commandment was that we love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind and soul.  In today’s busy, fast-paced world there are many things bombarding us, fighting for our hearts and minds; distractions that take us away from glorifying and enjoying God.  What are some of these distractions? Money, social media, politics, leisure, and entertainment just to name a few.  And every one of these can demand our attention, passion, or loyalty.  Some will go to great lengths to assure that they become the “masters” of our lives.

John Loeffler of Steel on Steel radio joins Mike and David to look at the power behind the institutions that vie for our attention and loyalty these days.

Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

Read more


How Christian Students Handle Argumentative Atheist Teachers

Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

Read more

SHAPIRO: The New Generation Is Young, Woke And Ignorant Of History | Daily Wire

On Thursday’s episode of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” Shapiro dismantles Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that the new generation is more knowledgeable of American history than previous generations. Video and partial transcript below:

Source: SHAPIRO: The New Generation Is Young, Woke And Ignorant Of History

Rep. Pete King Rips Comey’s ‘Abuse of Power’ After IG Report | Newsmax

Rep. Pete King said Friday that an inspector general ruling that former FBI director James Comey violated FBI policies with how he handled memos documenting his private conversations with President Donald Trump showed one of the most “disgraceful examples of abuse of power” he has seen.

“I have known Jim Comey for a number of years,” the New York Republican told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

“I was on the intelligence committee during the Russian investigation, the Homeland Security Committee, but I actually fell for his act for some time.”

After reading the report, King said, he realized that Comey’s actions weren’t “occasional lapses. This is a systematic effort to go after candidate Trump.”

The resulting investigation, after Comey leaked the memos and spurred a special counsel investigation, was an attempted “coup,” said King, and “to have the most powerful law enforcement organization in the country be used by the director to bring this about is absolutely shameful.”

He also accused Comey of trying to “entrap” Trump, after the report found that Comey had sprung some of the salacious details from the eventually discredited dossier by British spy Christopher Steele on him and then transmitted the president’s reaction to the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

“He went out of his way to say he was only doing this for President Trump’s own good, but of course, the FBI was not investigating the president,” said King. “It’s obvious now they were trying to set the president up and trying to trap him … the FBI director trying to entrap the president of the United States based on a salacious document provided by Russian intelligence [and] paid for by the opposing campaign’s committee.”

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Source: Rep. Pete King Rips Comey’s ‘Abuse of Power’ After IG Report

US Fed ‘unable to delay’ recession any longer – investor Peter Schiff | RT – Daily news

There is no question the US economy is heading toward recession, according to Peter Schiff, chief global strategist at Euro Pacific Capital. He says it was a “huge mistake” for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates last month.

“They never should have taken rates to zero in 2008 and held them there for 7 years,” the veteran broker told RT. “Zero interest rates and quantitative easing have created problems in our economy that will take generations to fix. However, the healing will never get underway if the Fed goes right back to zero (which is where they are headed).”

According to Schiff, it’s impossible to build a viable economy on the back of artificially low interest rates. “All it accomplishes it to push up asset prices, creating bubbles and malinvestments that hurt the economy. Relying on low interest rates for growth makes it certain that recessions will ensue when monetary policy tightens.”

Also on rt.com

US recession ‘the biggest concern’ amid Washington-Beijing trade conflict, warns Standard Chartered

A sustainable economy can only grow on the foundation of market-set interest rates, says Schiff, who predicted the 2008 financial crash. According to him, “the Fed is not causing the recession; they are just unable to delay it any longer.”

READ MORE: Trump says Fed ‘biggest problem’ for US economy, calls Powell ‘golfer who can’t putt’

For years, the expansion has been fueled by artificially low interest rates, but “the party is finally coming to an end.” Runaway government debt and the Trump tariffs provided the final push to tip us back toward an inevitable recession, Schiff said.

Source: US Fed ‘unable to delay’ recession any longer – investor Peter Schiff

The Democratic Party is Becoming ‘The Godless Party,’ Says Robert Jeffress — Pulpit & Pen

Robert Jeffress, of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, recently claimed on Fox News that the Democratic Party is quickly becoming ‘the Godless Party,” citing a story we wrote about at Pulpit & Pen.

You can watch the video below.

via The Democratic Party is Becoming ‘The Godless Party,’ Says Robert Jeffress — Pulpit & Pen