Monthly Archives: September 2020

September 30th The D. L. Moody Year Book


And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.—Luke 14:23.

IS it not time for us to launch out into the deep? I have never seen people go out into the lanes and alleys, into the hedges and highways, and try to bring the people in, but the Lord gave His blessing. If a man has the courage to go right to his neighbor and speak to him about his soul, God is sure to smile upon the effort. The person who is spoken to may wake up cross, but that is not always a bad sign, he may write a letter next day and apologize. At any rate it is better to wake him up in this way than that he should continue to slumber on to death and ruin.[1]


[1] Moody, D. L. (1900). The D. L. Moody Year Book: A Living Daily Message from the Words of D. L. Moody. (E. M. Fitt, Ed.) (p. 172). East Northfield, MA: The Bookstore.

September 30 Life-Changing Moments With God


He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.

You, Lord God, know my frame. You do not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.

Your solid foundation stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if I cleanse myself from the latter, I will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for You, my Master, prepared for every good work.

You will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; and as You will purify the sons of Levi, so purge me as gold and silver, that I may offer to You an offering in righteousness. You will refine me as silver is refined. I will call on Your name, and You will answer me. You will say, “This is one of My people”; and I will say, “The Lord is my God.”

Lord, refine me and purge me of the dross that I may be a vessel of honor for Your kingdom use.

Job 23:10; Psalm 103:14; Lamentations 3:33; 2 Timothy 2:19–21; Malachi 3:3; Zechariah 13:9[1]


[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 293). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

September 30, 2020 Evening Verse Of The Day

17 Rewards for charity. This proverb teaches that the Lord will reward those who give to the poor. The one who is gracious or “kind” (hônēn) to the poor is actually lending to the Lord, and the Lord will repay or “reward” (yešallem) him for his deed. This promise of reward does not necessarily signify that he will get his money back; the rewards in Proverbs involve life and prosperity in general. In the NT such kindness is viewed as kindness to the Lord (Mt 25:40); see also the reward for following Jesus (19:27–28).[1]

The Lord Will Reward Kindness to the Poor (19:17)

This proverb turns to the unit’s goal in the son’s education vis-à-vis to esteem the powerless poor person as worthy of favor, active acceptance, and acts of charity because the Lord will reward him (cf. 14:21, 31; 22:9; 28:27). The disciple stands apart from the crowd on the side of the poor who otherwise stands alone without a friend (see 19:7). Verset A presents the cause: not to the sluggard, The inner core of its chiastic parallels present the topic, the one who shows grace (ḥônēn, see 14:31; cf. 14:21) to the poor (dal, see 10:15) and its abstract equivalent, as for his deeds (see 12:14). Its outer frame gives the synthetic predicates, is one who lends (malwēh, cf. 22:7; Deut. 28:12; Isa. 24:2) to the Lord (see p. I:73) and the [the Lord] will repay him (see 11:31). And joins these synthetic predicates stating the cause-effect relationship. The one who gives generously to the destitute figuratively gives a loan to the Lord presumably because the Lord’s honor is tied up with the poor for he made them and they too are his image (14:31; 17:5; 22:2). Their just and gracious Creator takes it upon himself to assume their indebtedness and so he will repay the lender in full (cf. 3:27f.; 11:17, 25; 14:21; 22:9, 22–23; 25:22f.; Pss. 41:1–3; 112:5; Matt. 25:34; Lk. 6:38; Jas. 1:27). By contrast if one oppresses the poor he will have to contend with God as their Defender (21:13; 22:22–23; 28:27).[2]

19:17. He who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, And He will repay him for his good deed.

Proverbs repeatedly encourages generosity toward the poor (Prov. 14:21, 31; 22:9; 28:27) and rails against insensitivity to their needs (Prov. 14:31a; 21:13; 22:16; 28:3, 27b). In this way, the wisdom of this book reflects the dictates of the Law (Deut. 15:7–8). The remarkable thing found in this proverb is the direct link made between the ‘poor man’ and ‘the Lord.’ Jesus made a similar connection, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me’ (Matt. 25:40). The reverse is also true: that contempt for the poor is contempt for the Lord (Prov. 14:31a; 17:5).

This bit of wisdom seems to demand that what one does ‘to a poor man’ one is doing to ‘the Lord.’ But, closer examination reveals that the action is not exactly the same to one as the other. One is viewed as being ‘gracious’ to the poor (i.e. giving them a gift). The same action is viewed as ‘lending’ to the Lord. What is a gift to the one (knowing that they cannot repay and to demand such would be cruel), is a loan to the other (knowing He is the guardian of the poor and surety for all their needs).

The second line develops the notion of the Lord’s reward to those who are thus generous with the poor. The promise is that ‘He will repay him for his good deed.’ The promise is not necessarily direct monetary or material benefit. The promise is that God rewards righteousness. Throughout Proverbs, generosity is viewed as an indispensable part of, and a nearly infallible evidence of, a righteous life. However, having noted this, Proverbs does often view the rewards of righteousness from a tangible, physical perspective (Prov. 11:24–26; 12:14). Again, Jesus spoke in such terms: ‘Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return’ (Luke 6:38; cf. Matt. 19:27–30). The promise in both testaments is that God rewards the generous (Matt. 10:42; 2 Cor. 9:6–8; Heb. 6:10), therefore, the wise and righteous person gives freely as he becomes aware of needs.[3]

19:17 / Synthetic. Again, participles are juxtaposed in verse 17a. Kindness to the poor will be paid back by God, as it were, with interest (cf. 14:21, 31; 22:9; 29:7). Reward might be better rendered “payback.” God is not the debtor; the poor are. They are to be considered as though in the place of God (Meinhold, Sprüche).[4]

Ver. 17.—He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord. English Church-people are familiar with this distich, as being one of the sentences of Scripture read at the Offertory. The word for “poor” is here dal, “feeble” (see on vers. 1 and 4). It is a beautiful thought that by showing mercy and pity we are, as it were, making God our debtor; and the truth is wonderfully advanced by Christ, who pronounces (Matt. 25:40), “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” (see on ch. 11:24; 28:27). St. Chrysostom (‘Hom.,’ xv., on 1 Cor. 5), “To the more imperfect this is what we may say, Give of what you have unto the needy. Increase your substance. For, saith he, ‘He that giveth unto the poor lendeth unto God.’ But if you are in a hurry, and wait not for the time of retribution, think of those who lend money to men; for not even these desire to get their interest immediately; but they are anxious that the principal should remain a good long while in the hands of the borrower, provided only the repayment be secure, and they have no mistrust of the borrower. Let this be done, then, in the present case also. Leave them with God, that he may pay thee thy wages manifold. Seek not to have the whole here; for if you recover it all here, how will you receive it back there? And it is on this account that God stores them up there, inasmuch as this present life is full of decay. But he gives even here also; for, ‘Seek ye,’ saith he, ‘the kingdom of heaven, and all these things shall be added unto you.’ Well, then, let us look towards that kingdom, and not be in a hurry for the repayment of the whole, lest we diminish our recompense. But let us wait for the fit season. For the interest in these cases is not of that kind, but is such as is meet to be given by God. This, then, having collected together in great abundance, so let us depart hence, that we may obtain both the present and the future blessings” (Oxford transl.). That which he hath given will he pay him again; Vicissitudinem suam reddet ei, Vulgate, “According to his gift will he recompense him.” גְּמוּל (gemul), “good deed” (ch. 12:14, where it is rendered “recompense”). Ecclus. 32 (35) 10, etc., “Give unto the Most High according as he hath enriched thee; and as thou hast gotten give with a cheerful eye. For the Lord recompenseth, and will give thee seven times as much.” There are proverbs rife in other lands to the same effect. The Turk says, “What you give in charity in this world you take with you after death. Do good, and throw it into the sea: if the fish does not know it, God does.” And the Russian, “Throw bread and salt behind you, you get them before you” (Lane).[5]

Ver. 17. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord.Christian pity for the Christian poor:

  1. The great stress which the Scriptures lay upon pity for the poor. That man must be a cursory reader of the Bible who does not see that it pervades the Bible. The old dispensation is full of it. In the new dispensation it is brought out still more prominently.
  2. Why is so great a mass of the Lord’s people found among the poor? If wealth would have been their blessing, wealth they would have had. God would have this manifested by them—that He considers these things in themselves as nothing. Some part of the mystery is to answer Satan’s accusations. And it is for the trial of the grace that is in His people.

III. The motives urging a good man to show pity to the poor. He “lendeth to the Lord.” Here is a payment spoken of. The Lord is a bounteous giver. (J. H. Evans.)

The deserving poor:

We are told that the poor shall never cease out of the land. Paley defines a poor man as he, of whatever rank, whose expenses exceed his resources. It is very clear from this that there may be poverty which has no claim to our commiseration and charity.

  1. Man’s duty towards the deserving poor. “He that hath pity on the poor.” Two things are implied concerning this pity.
  2. It must be practical. The text speaks of it as lending to the Lord. It is pity, therefore, that gives, that does something to relieve distress. The pity that goes off in sentimental sighs, or goes no farther than words, saying, “Depart in peace, be warmed, be filled,” is not true pity—the pity that God demands for the poor.
  3. It must be genuine. The words imply that the pity is “accepted of the Lord.” He takes it as a loan; therefore it must be genuine. The service rendered is from right principles. There is a large amount of charity shown to the poor which is inspired by motives abhorrent to Omniscient Purity.
  4. God’s interest in the deserving poor. God’s interest in the poor is shown in three ways.
  5. In the obligation that is imposed on the rich to help them. He denounces all neglect and cruelty of the poor. “Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness and his chamber by wrong, that useth his neighbour’s service without wages.” Again, “Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker.” He inculcates practical sympathy for the poor (Exod. 22:21, 22; 23:9; Lev. 19:33; 25:35; Deut. 10:19; 24:19; Prov. 22:22; Isa. 1:17–23).
  6. In the earthly condition into which He sent His Son.
  7. In the class from which He selected His servants.

III. The Divine acknowledgment of service to the poor. “And that which he hath given will He pay him again.” Every gift of genuine piety to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and a loan that shall be paid.

  1. It is often amply repaid in this world (Deut. 16:17–20; 2 Cor. 9:6–8).
  2. It will be acknowledged in the day of judgment. “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.” (D. Thomas, D.D.)

Lending to the Lord:

We are to give to the poor out of pity. Not to be seen and applauded, much less to get influence over them; but out of pure sympathy and compassion we must give them help. We must not expect to get anything back from the poor, not even gratitude; but we should regard what we have done as a loan to the Lord. He undertakes the obligation, and if we look to Him in the matter we must not look to the second party. What an honour the Lord bestows upon us when He condescends to borrow of us! That merchant is greatly favoured who has the Lord on his books. It would seem a pity to have such a name down for a paltry pittance; let us make it a heavy amount. The next needy man that comes this way, let us help him. As for repayment, we can hardly think of it, and yet here is the Lord’s note of hand. Blessed be His name, His promise to pay is better than gold and silver. Are we running a little short through the depression of the times? We may venture humbly to present this bill at the Bank of Faith. (C. H. Spurgeon.)

For long credit:

A wealthy but niggardly gentleman was waited on by the advocates of a charitable institution, for which they solicited his aid, reminding him of the Divine declaration, “He that hath pity on the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again.” To this he replied, “The security, no doubt, is good, and the interest liberal; but I cannot give such long credit.” Poor rich man! the day of payment was much nearer than he anticipated. Not a fortnight had elapsed from his refusing to honour this claim of God upon his substance before he received a summons with which he could not refuse to comply. He was dead.

The best loan (to the young):—

Pity is the feeling of sorrow we find in our hearts when we see a person in trouble or distress. There are two kinds of pity, a wrong and a right. The wrong kind of pity makes people feel without making them do or give. The right kind makes people do or give, as well as feel. What we do for, or give to the poor, God regards as done or given to Himself. What we lend to another we call a loan. There are many different kinds of loans, but that which is lent to the Lord is the best loan.

  1. Because He receives the smallest sums.
  2. Because it is so safe.

III. Because He pays good interest. (R. Newton, D.D.)

Argument for charity:

This is an argument for charity of wonderful force. No pagan moralist could ever produce a motive for any social duty equal to this. It is sufficient to open the closest fist, and to enlarge the most selfish heart. Can we lose anything by lending it to the Lord? God will be sure to repay what is given to the poor at His command with great increase. The greatest usurer on earth cannot make so much of his money as the man that gives to the poor. (George Lawson, D.D.)[6]

[1] Ross, A. P. (2008). Proverbs. In T. Longman III, Garland David E. (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Proverbs–Isaiah (Revised Edition) (Vol. 6, p. 169). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[2] Waltke, B. K. (2005). The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 15–31 (p. 111). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

[3] Kitchen, J. A. (2006). Proverbs: A Mentor Commentary (pp. 423–424). Fearn, Ross-shire, Great Britain: Mentor.

[4] Murphy, R. E., & Carm, O. (2012). Proverbs. In W. W. Gasque, R. L. Hubbard Jr., & R. K. Johnston (Eds.), Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (p. 96). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[5] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). Proverbs (p. 368). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[6] Exell, J. S. (n.d.). Proverbs (pp. 493–494). New York; Chicago; Toronto: Fleming H. Revell Company.

September—30 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.—John 9:4.

Pause, my soul, over this sweet scripture, and these sweet words of thy Lord! Look at Jesus, even thy Jesus, who, in the services of mediator, as God’s servant, had work to do in his day, as thou hast in thine. And oh! what a day was his! Every portion of it filled with good! Now, my soul, the night of this present day is come; and the night of the whole day of thy life upon earth will shortly follow; it may be this very night: for nearly as the month is ended, thy life may end before it: and if not this very night, it cannot be far off, and may be near indeed. How then stands thy great account? Take down thy memorandums, as merchants do their ledger at certain seasons to ascertain their stock. Hath Jesus filled up every page? Hast thou the several items of his grace, and love, and bounty? Canst thou tell of him that sent thee into the world, as he saith his Father sent him? (John 17:18.) Canst thou call to mind, from the first Bethel-visit of his love to the present hour, how he hath borne thee, and carried thee as on eagles’ wings? And though it would tire the arm of an angel to write down the vast account of his mercy and grace, and in thy poor forgetful heart, thousands, and ten thousands of instances have passed away, like traces on the water, and thou canst remember them no more, yet in looking back upon the whole, canst thou say, “Jesus is mine, and I am his?” Oh! the unspeakable felicity of thy summing up months, and days, and years, when the night cometh that no man can work. Precious Lord Jesus! thou hast indeed done all for me, and wrought all in me; thou hast made, and thou dost bear. It is thou that formed me from the womb, and now hast made me in thyself: thou hast redeemed me, and washed me from my sins in thy blood; borne with me in all my unworthiness, and carried me in all my sorrows! Into thy gracious hands, Lord, I desire to fall this night, and every night, and in the night of death; under the blessed assurance, that “when my heart shall faint, and my strength shall fail, thou wilt be the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.” Amen.[1]


[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 283–284). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

September 30 – Hephzibah: The Lord Delighteth in Me! — VCY America

September 30
Isaiah 60:1-62:5
Philippians 1:27-2:18
Psalm 72:1-20
Proverbs 24:11-12

Isaiah 60:2-3 – This passage forms the tenth movement of Handel’s Messiah. Verse three foreshadows the Great Commission – universal, no longer tribal.

Isaiah 60:19 – Revelation 21:23 and 22:5 echo this verse, but notice the addition in Revelation 21:23 – the lamp of the city is the Lamb!

Isaiah 61:1-2 – Jesus’ first synagogue message in Nazareth after his baptism (Luke 4:16) was from Isaiah – interestingly this was not His request but was given Him (Luke 4:17), and He quoted from this verse and presumably Isaiah 60:3 . Notice Jesus stopped in the middle of verse 2. This was not the day of vengeance but the day of mercy so far. Yet the synagogue crowd tried to stone him (Luke 4:29).

The traditional site of the synagogue is believed to be under this church in Nazareth.

Isaiah 62:4 – The woman called Forsaken shall now be called Hephzibah – the LORD delighteth in me! What a gracious and forgiving God we serve!

Philippians 1:29 – Suffering is a gift of God. 

Philippians 2:7 – This is referred to as the Kenosis passage, as Jesus debased himself unto the death of the cross.

Philippians 2:10-11 – Yes, every knee shall bow and tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Philippians 2:14 – Murmurings?  Paul had to warn the Corinthians about that (1 Corinthians 10:10), and the Israelites had done unto Moses (Exodus 15:24)

Psalm 72:1 – Who is this King? That has dominion unto the ends of the earth (Psalm 72:8). The answer is in v.18 – this is the LORD God’s reign on earth.

Proverbs 24:11-12 –  Paul echoed this thought in I Corinthians 9:16. “Thousands are dying, every day now, with no hope or light. How can we standby without telling of Christ’s great sacrifice!

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September 30 – Hephzibah: The Lord Delighteth in Me! — VCY America

New Testimony in Ravi Zacharias Sex Scandal: Exposed as Pervert and Molester — Protestia

Christianity Today brought wide attention to a story we’ve had at Protestia for weeks now, which is the allegations of sexual misconduct against the late famed Christian apologist and RZIM founder, Ravi Zacharias against members of his staff at Jivan Spa, a business he owned with partner Anurag Sharma.

We’ve been attesting for years now that Zacharias has been involved in some truly debauched behavior, writing as far back as early 2018 about allegations of sexual misconduct, and how Zacharias’ sexting scandal story simply did not make sense to anyone paying attention. Since then we have periodically updated with whatever new findings we gained.

In fact, we were roasted over the coals and widely condemned for including this paragraph in his obituary: “The final years of Zacharias’ ministry were marred by credible accusations of a cyber affair between he and a female follower of his ministry and the discovery that RZIM had inflated Zacharias academic credentials in its promotional materials.”

We received howls of condemnation for daring to sully his good name, and were told that obituaries were only reserved for happy memories.

Now, CT has done some rare good work and expanded a story that we had begun and helped break several weeks ago. Here are a few salient portions from the story, which describes allegations of witness testimony from the women he had in his employment:

Three women who worked at the businesses, located in a strip mall in the Atlanta suburbs, told Christianity Today that Ravi Zacharias touched them inappropriately, exposed himself, and masturbated during regular treatments over a period of about five years…

CT has verified the identities and job histories of the three women. They shared their stories under the condition that they not be named, fearing the stigma of coming forward as victims and possible retribution for harming the reputation of a famous Christian leader. They spoke with CT by phone multiple times over the past five weeks, and CT heard from three coworkers at the spas who corroborated elements of their accounts.

The third woman said that after Zacharias exposed himself several times, he asked her to massage his groin area and moved her hand there. It is possible that his back injury caused pain in that area, she said, so she complied with his request even though it made her uncomfortable.

By that point, they had talked for hours in the private massage rooms, the woman said. He had asked about her life, and she had told him everything from her career aspirations and her struggles as a single mother to her childhood relationship with Jesus and how she had been sexually abused.

The woman felt that Zacharias was ministering to her and “there was a holiness around him.” She thought she was, in turn, helping him and felt compelled to go along to an extent.

Then Zacharias tried to move her hand to his penis, the woman told CT. She refused and turned away as he masturbated. The next time she gave him a massage he exposed himself again and masturbated again. By her account, this happened more than 50 times over the next three years.

He would say, ‘I need it. I need it. I need it,’ the woman recalled. He would say he needed it so much and it was good therapy.

Zacharias asked her to have sex with him. Both times, she refused because he was married. He told her that he dreamed of being able to leave his ministry and his life as an apologist behind to live a normal, private life. But he couldn’t because this was his ‘burden,’ the woman recalled.

‘He would expose himself every time, and he would touch himself every time,’ one of the women told CT. ‘It was where he went to get what he wanted sexually.’

Zacharias masturbated in front of one of the women more than 50 times, according to her recollection. He told her he was burdened by the demands of the ministry, and he needed this ‘therapy.’ He also asked her to have sex with him twice, she said, and requested explicit photos of her.

Sharma, an IT professional, met Zacharias in the mid-1990s. In one conversation, recorded by someone not associated with the spas, Sharma describes himself as Zacharias’s close friend. Even after the business relationship ended, they continued to talk until the day Zacharias died, he said.

‘He had no friends, and he needed somebody to talk to,’ Sharma said. ‘He was very sad about all his demons, and he said that was the condition of the human heart.’

This is one of the rare occasions where we would encourage our readers to read the long article from Christianity today, as it largely echoes what we’ve already said, but provides much more detail of the allegations. The whole article is here.

As far as what that means for his legacy, the investigation that is supposedly taking place, how we should view his conversion in light of eternity, and the fact that he went to the grave seemingly in unacknowledged, unrepented of, a gross moral failing; we can only pray that he learned enough of the gospel during his time teaching it to have truly believed it at the end.

New Testimony in Ravi Zacharias Sex Scandal: Exposed as Pervert and Molester — Protestia

No real Christian can vote for Joe Biden — Capstone Report

Last night’s debate proves Joe Biden is a liar and Never Trump “Christians” worried about a candidate’s morality must reject Biden now or be exposed as liars themselves.

Over and over during the first Presidential Debate of 2020, Joe Biden lied. It shows his true character. It is why those virtue signaling Christians who claim to be upset by Donald Trump’s lack of character now must publicly disclaim any support for Joe Biden.

Joe Biden is the doddering talking head for Democrats. They know their radical nonsense is despised by a majority of the American public. Their policies like the Green New Deal, post-birth abortions and promotion or racial identity politics appeal to only a small number of voters. So, they trot out a semi-coherent Joe Biden as a candidate. And, of course, Biden lies about what he and Democrats believe.

Biden was caught on tape calling US soldiers, “stupid bastards.” Biden denied it. Well, roll the tape.

This is just one such character-defining lie.

Biden is either too senile to remember it—disqualifying in its own right—or has such low character that he thought it acceptable to lie to the American people. So, Christian virtue signaling Never Trumper, how can you vote for this man?

Of course, that was only one of Biden’s many lies. Biden looked into the camera and denied Antifa exists.

This type of gaslighting is a real danger to the American Republic.

The FBI Director said, “Antifa is a real thing. It’s not a group or an organization. It’s a movement, or an ideology may be one way of thinking of it,” Wray said. “And we have quite a number — and I’ve said this quite consistently since my first time appearing before this committee — we have any number of properly predicated investigations into what we would describe as violent anarchist extremists and some of those individuals self-identify with Antifa.”

Violent Leftists are in American streets rioting. This is a moment of crisis for the American Experiment. Our democratic republic hangs in the balance. And the best Joe Biden can do is to lie about the existence of this violent threat.

Folks, this is it. If Democrats win in November, our lives and our rights are forfeit. They will let the mobs destroy our cities and our property and cheer as they do it.

How can any Christian worried about their “public witness” or the character of a candidate cast a ballot for this flagrant liar?

So, to the Christian who rejected Trump over moral failings, you must also reject the pro-baby murder and despicable liar Joe Biden. After all, some of the most famous Never Trump “Christians” claim that a lesser evil is still evil.

So, either you will live up to your own standard and publicly disown and rebuke Joe Biden, or we will know exactly who and what you are.

Show us that public witness is real and not just a game to elect progressives.

No real Christian can vote for Joe Biden — Capstone Report

The Morning After: Observations of First Presidential Debate from Attorney Lin Wood and Actor James Woods — The Gateway Pundit

After we all had the night to sleep on it, here are some observations from last night’s debate.

Attorney Lin Wood provided his list this morning of takeaways from last night’s debate:

Debate takeaways:

1. Chris Wallace fought hard but lost fight by decision to @realDonaldTrump
2. Biden’s favorite son was Beau, not Hunter.
3. Jill Biden hid behind mask, Melania did not.
4. Democrats grooming is for mail vote election chaos, Trump knows it & will be ready.
5. Biden looks ill, Trump looked tanned, rested and ready.
6. Biden allowed to interrupt, Wallace chastised Trump.
7. Police support Trump, none support Biden.
8. When Wallace stayed out of it, Trump won by 3 1/2 years over Biden 47 years.
9. Trump had a mask handy, Biden did not.
10. Biden is the Democratic Party, Democratic Party is dying.
11. America apparently had a recession before Covid-19 & no one knew it.
12. There is a difference between unsolicited mailed ballots & solicited absentee ballots.
13. AOC & Pelosi will be upset that Biden does not support Green New Deal. Or does he?
14. Trump is a brawler, Biden is a name-caller.
15. With 4-5 exceptions, Fox is CNN.
16. Trump had facts, Biden had talking points.
17. Biden will pack SCOTUS.

Actor James Woods noticed that Joe Biden did not answer a single question:

There was no transition after the last election – it was a coup:

And finally two for the price of one:

We couldn’t have said it better.

The Morning After: Observations of First Presidential Debate from Attorney Lin Wood and Actor James Woods — The Gateway Pundit

Don’t dismiss best practices for Christian living as “legalism” and “denying grace”


Telling a woman how to make wise decisions protects her Telling a woman how to make wise decisions protects her

On Sunday, I listened to a very interesting discussion between Sean McDowell and Jessica van der Wyngaard on Justin Brierley’s Unbelievable show. The topic was on the pros and cons of purity culture. I didn’t know a thing about “purity culture”, and had never read any books about it. I didn’t really disagree with anyone on the podcast, but I did want to say something about it in a blog post.


20 years ago Joshua Harris was the poster boy of the evangelical ‘purity movement’ having authored the bestselling book ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’. Today, Harris regrets writing the book, and has also recently changed his mind about Christianity.

Justin is joined by Jessica van der Wyngaard, director of the documentary film ‘I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye’, and Christian apologist Sean McDowell, to discuss purity culture, singleness…

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Debate Recap: Trump Wins, Biden Doesn’t Faint, Chris Wallace Goes Down Hard — Christian Research Network

Joe won’t answer whether he’d pack the court and end the filibuster. Candidates are candidates and they’re supposed to, you know, take positions on things. Him ducking this shows how he is not “the Democratic Party”

(Tyler O’Neil – PJ Media) President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden went head-to-head on Tuesday night, and moderator Chris Wallace got knocked out. Wallace seemed to push left-wing talking points to help Biden and hurt Trump, but both candidates talked over him. Trump and Biden brought out the fisticuffs and both got in a few good hits. Biden stumbled but he did not come across as a bumbling fool.

While Trump and Biden both went on the offensive, Trump got in more clear statements and Biden came across as shifty, especially on packing the Supreme Court.

Wallace asked Biden if he would support expanding the Supreme Court to more than nine justices, noting that Democrats brought up the issue first. Biden refused to answer the question, and Trump pressed him. View article →

Debate Recap: Trump Wins, Biden Doesn’t Faint, Chris Wallace Goes Down Hard — Christian Research Network

Key Takeaways from Trump and Biden’s Tense First Presidential Debate — Faithwire

It was one of the most highly anticipated events of the campaign as President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden faced off in their first debate. For more than 90 minutes, Trump and Biden went back and forth on the coronavirus, economy, Supreme Court, and taxes. 

But it did not take long for things to get tense. 

“47 years, you’ve done nothing,” Trump said. 

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“Will he just shush for a minute?” Biden asked. 

There were angry interruptions by both candidates. 

Moderator Chris Wallace said to President Trump, “Let him finish, sir.” 

“He doesn’t know how to do that,” Biden said. 

At one point, Biden snapped, “Will You Shut Up Man!” 

And bitter accusations. 

“The fact is that everything he’s saying here is a lie,” Trump said. 

“It’s hard to get any word in with this clown,” Biden replied. 

The first debate between Trump and Biden erupted in a fight over the nation’s response to COVID-19.

“He wants to shut down this country and I want to keep it open,” Trump noted. 

“Let me shut you down for one second. He wants to shut down the country,” Biden replied.  

The two are clearly at odds when it comes to plans for reopening the country. 

AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool
AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool

Biden said it’s wrong for Trump to hold large campaign rallies during the pandemic. 

“Holding much smaller events,” Biden said. 

“Because nobody will show up,” Trump replied as Wallace laughed. 

“Why the large rallies? People want to hear what I have to say,” Trump explained, pointing out his rallies have all been outdoors. 

At one point, as Trump talked about Democrats being far left, Biden tried to distance himself. 

“I am the Democratic Party right now. The platform of the Democratic Party is what I approve of,” he said. 

“You just lost the left,” Trump responded. 

Biden said he doesn’t approve of the Green New Deal even though his vice presidential pick is a co-sponsor. 

“No, I don’t support the Green New Deal. Oh,  that’s a statement. I support the Biden plan,” he argued. 

Trump also called out Biden for not saying “law enforcement.”

“The people of this country want and demand law and order and you are afraid to say it,” the President told Biden.

Wallace asked Biden a direct question about trying to stop the violence. 

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Olivier Douliery/Pool vi AP

“The question I have, though, is as the Democratic nominee and early tonight you said you are the Democratic Party right now. Have you ever called the Democratic mayor of Portland or the Democratic Governor of Oregon and said, “Hey you’ve got to stop this. Bring in the National Guard, do whatever it takes but stop the days and months of violence in Portland?”

“I don’t hold public office now,” Biden replied. “I am a former vice president. I’ve made it clear. I’ve made it clear in my public statements that the violence should be prosecuted.”

On the battle over whether or not to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump defended his nomination of a new justice right before the November election. 

“We won the (2016) election and therefore we have the right to choose her,” he said. 

“We should wait, see what the outcome of this election is,” Biden responded. 

Biden is concerned Amy Coney Barrett could end abortion. “The president is also opposed to Roe v. Wade, so that is also at stake now,” he said. 

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“You don’t know what’s on the ballot. It’s not on the ballot, on the ballot in the court. Nothing happening there and you don’t know her view on Roe. v. Wade,” Trump replied. 

What’s also still not known by voters is how much Trump paid in federal taxes which he says are “under audit.”

The New York Times reports Trump paid just $750 dollars in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017.

“Show us your tax returns,” Biden demanded. 

“I paid $38 million one year. I paid $27 million one year,” Trump said. 

“Show us your tax returns,” Biden continued. “You are the worst president America has ever had.”

“I’ve done more in 47 months than you’ve done in 47 years,” Trump responded.  

Biden said he’ll accept the outcome of the election once all the ballots are counted and accused Trump of trying to scare people when it comes to voting by mail. 

“Did you see what’s going on? West Virginia, mailmen seeking the ballots. They are being sold. They are being dumped in rivers. This is a horrible thing for our country,” Trump answered.  

“There is no evidence of that,” Biden said.

“This is not going to end well,” Trump replied. 

Tuesday night was round one of three. The next debate is Oct. 15 in Miami, Florida. 

It’s unclear how much these debates will sway voters as at least one million ballots have already been cast. 

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Key Takeaways from Trump and Biden’s Tense First Presidential Debate — Faithwire

Mid-Day Snapshot · Sept. 30, 2020


“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character.” —Noah Webster (1789)

A (Terrible) Debate Recap

Train wreck, schoolyard brawl, old men yelling — whatever you call it, it wasn’t pretty.

We Have an Income Tax, Not a Wealth Tax

But you wouldn’t know if from coverage of Trump and Biden’s returns.

Hillary Clinton Initiated the Russia-Collusion Hoax?

Declassified info claims Clinton was the source behind the disinformation.

Court as Supreme Is Antithetical to Founders’ Vision

The judiciary was never supposed to be the most powerful federal branch.

Omar Campaign Accused of Voter Fraud

Project Veritas exposes alleged voter fraud run by the Democrat’s campaign.

The Propaganda Coup!

Leftmedia distortions lead to big-time trouble for millions of Americans.

Video: Leftist Hypocrisy on Catholicism

Amy Coney Barrett has “dogma,” but Joe Biden is “deeply religious.”

Video: ‘Mostly Fair’ Media? Hardly

John Stossel quashes the Leftmedia’s assertion that it’s impartial.


The Dogma Days of Summer
The Smears Begin
Blacks and Trump
Judge Barrett and Your Healthcare
Supreme Court and Rules of the Game
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Wednesday Executive Summary

Debate recap, Biden’s tax records, Clinton bombshell allegation, and more.

Wednesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Jake Tapper, Eddie Scarry, Joe Biden, and more.


For more of today’s memes, visit the Memesters Union.


For more of today’s cartoons, visit the Cartoons archive.

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September 30 Thoughts for the quiet hour


He shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways

Ps. 91:11

Count no duty too little, no round of life too small, no work too low, if it come in thy way, since God thinks so much of it as to send His angels to guard thee in it.

Mark Guy Pearse[1]


[1] Hardman, S. G., & Moody, D. L. (1997). Thoughts for the quiet hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing.

September 30 Dr. Joe McKelvey


“There is hope for your future,” declares the LORD.
(Jeremiah 31:17, NIV)

Never give up on yourself; not on that one for whom you are praying, and certainly not on the prodigal! My friend, Dr. Joe McKelvey, was thrown out of Evangel Bible School for using and selling drugs. One night, driving home in the rain with a bottle of liquor and a stash of marijuana, he heard a voice say to him, “Throw it out the window, now!” The words were so strong that he just did it. A moment later, he lost control of his car and crashed, totaling two other cars and demolishing 150 feet of guardrail. He walked away without a scratch! In those days, he thought this was God punishing him. Today he knows, it was the enemy trying to destroy him. Remember, the battle is always over your future.

In May, 1982, Joe and Lynn McKelvey went to Middletown, New York, and started their church in a Holiday Inn with forty people they’d won to Christ in a crusade. Giving birth is never easy, but if it’s “born of God” it is destined to grow and make a difference. A few months ago I had the privilege of speaking at their fifteenth anniversary celebration. They now have over 1,000 people, and they’re getting ready to build a new church and “a Christian nightclub,” because Joe remembers what it is like “to be out there.”


Never give up on your prodigal—for the Father doesn’t. Just keep him a seat at the table, for God has promised that He’ll come back! (See Jeremiah 31:16.)[1]


[1] Gass, B. (1998). A Fresh Word For Today : 365 Insights For Daily Living (p. 273). Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos Publishers.

September 30 From the Inside Out


Proverbs 15:28

The heart of the righteous studies how to answer.

For many years following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, people would ask one another, “Where were you when Kennedy was killed?” Now another date and event has replaced all others in the modern era as the subject of the “Where were you?” discussions: September 11, 2001. More than any other event in our day, the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., have redefined life for most people. And many people have come to fear that definition.

The only silver lining in this dark cloud of tragedy is that people are asking questions for which only the Bible has answers: What is our world coming to? Why do people do such things? What can we do to keep terror at bay? The answer that every Christian has discovered and every non-Christian needs to know is this: The world cannot be changed, but people can be. When someone asks you the post-9/11 questions, encourage them with the words of a first-century converted terrorist named Paul: The gospel is the power of God for salvation (Romans 1:16).

The only way the world will be changed is the same way individuals are changed: from the inside out.[1]


[1] Jeremiah, D. (2002). Sanctuary: finding moments of refuge in the presence of God (p. 285). Nashville, TN: Integrity Publishers.

September 30 Streams in the Desert


As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: so the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange God with him.” (Deut. 32:11, 12.)

OUR Almighty Parent delights to conduct the tender nestlings of His care to the very edge of the precipice, and even to thrust them off into the steeps of air, that they may learn their possession of unrealized power of flight, to be forever a luxury; and if, in the attempt, they be exposed to unwonted peril, He is prepared to swoop beneath them, and to bear them upward on His mighty pinions. When God brings any of His children into a position of unparalleled difficulty, they may always count upon Him to deliver them.—The Song of Victory.

“When God puts a burden upon you He puts His own arm underneath.”

There is a little plant, small and stunted, growing under the shade of a broad-spreading oak; and this little plant values the shade which covers it, and greatly does it esteem the quiet rest which its noble friend affords. But a blessing is designed for this little plant.

Once upon a time there comes along the woodman, and with his sharp axe he fells the oak. The plant weeps and cries, “My shelter is departed; every rough wind will blow upon me, and every storm will seek to uproot me!”

“No, no,” saith the angel of that flower; “now will the sun get at thee; now will the shower fall on thee in more copious abundance than before; now thy stunted form shall spring up into loveliness, and thy flower, which could never have expanded itself to perfection shall now laugh in the sunshine, and men shall say, ‘How greatly hath that plant increased! How glorious hath become its beauty, through the removal of that which was its shade and its delight!’ ”

See you not, then, that God may take away your comforts and your privileges, to make you the better Christians? Why, the Lord always trains His soldiers, not by letting them lie on feather-beds, but by turning them out, and using them to forced marches and hard service. He makes them ford through streams, and swim through rivers, and climb mountains, and walk many a long march with heavy knapsacks of sorrow on their backs. This is the way in which He makes them soldiers—not by dressing them up in fine uniforms, to swagger at the barrack gates, and to be fine gentlemen in the eyes of the loungers in the park. God knows that soldiers are only to be made in battle; they are not to be grown in peaceful times. We may grow the stuff of which soldiers are made; but warriors are really educated by the smell of powder, in the midst of whizzing bullets and roaring cannonades, not in soft and peaceful times. Well, Christian, may not this account for it all? Is not thy Lord bringing out thy graces and making them grow? Is He not developing in you the qualities of the soldier by throwing you into the heat of battle, and should you not use every appliance to come off conqueror?—Spurgeon.[1]


[1] Cowman, L. B. (1925). Streams in the Desert (pp. 284–285). Los Angeles, CA: The Oriental Missionary Society.

Terra Forming Terra: John Durham looking into prior FBI ‘investigation’ of questionable millions that flowed into the Clinton Foundation

This an expansion of the scope of his investigation as the work on the Obamagate is essentially done.  That it leads back to hilary is no surprise.

There is some speculation that some arrests will be postponed but this is all planned and scheduled as well and that is wishful thinking.  
It is clear though that the heavy lifting in terms of public disclosure is independent of what Durham is doing.  He gets the high profile arrests.  We have not heard from 200,000 sealed indictments and thgat is surely a poli0tical earthquake.
Meanwhile voter fraud arrests are taking place.  We have a steady trick;e of unpleseant news in the background almost out of sight.

REVEALED: John Durham looking into prior FBI ‘investigation’ of questionable millions that flowed into the Clinton Foundation

Sunday, September 27, 2020 by: JD Heyes

(Natural News) After Hillary Clinton left the Obama regime in 2013 as secretary of state, rumors began flying almost immediately that she was lining up second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Time, of course, would prove those rumors to be accurate.

In the interim period between the time she left the Obama administration and Election Day 2016, the foundation she began with her president husband and serial philanderer Bill Clinton brought in money — a lot of it — and from some very questionable (as in foreign) sources.

Because not everyone at the FBI and Justice Department are criminals and deep state sycophants hungry for power, a number of these transactions were examined by the bureau. 

Nothing, of course, ever came out of those investigations — and now we know why: Hillary Superfan James Comey was the FBI director and Loretta Lynch was the attorney general. No way was ‘Obama’s successor’ and ‘the first woman president’ going to be ensnared in anything as sordid as allowing foreign governments to buy access to the ‘new administration’ couched as ‘donations’ to a ‘charity.’

But there’s a new sheriff in town — AG Bill Barr — and he’s in command of a team of law-and-order career prosecutors and FBI officials who really don’t have a political dog in the fight and who want to do the jobs they swore an oath to do, regardless of who sits in the Oval Office.

As such, one of those careerists, U.S. Attorney John Durham, who has been looking into the origins of the very bogus, very illegal ‘Russian collusion’ and ‘Spygate’ scandals, is also investigating the ‘investigation’ into the Clinton Foundation.

From the beginning, John H. Durham’s inquiry into the Russia investigation has been politically charged. President Trump promoted it as certain to uncover a “deep state” plot against him, Attorney General William P. Barr rebuked the investigators under scrutiny, and he and Mr. Durham publicly second-guessed an independent inspector general and traveled the globe to chase down conspiracy theories.

It turns out that Mr. Durham also focused attention on certain political enemies of Mr. Trump: the Clintons.

Mr. Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut assigned by Mr. Barr to review the Russia inquiry, has sought documents and interviews about how federal law enforcement officials handled an investigation around the same time into allegations of political corruption at the Clinton Foundation, according to people familiar with the matter.

Naturally, the Times — whose reporters and editors hate Trump and are about as objective with their reporting as Josef Stalin would have been writing for a magazine about capitalism — is framing this probe as a politicized investigation ‘at the direction’ of President Trump (without ever framing the Southern District of New York’s pursuit of charges against the president over alleged tax improprieties in a similar manner).

But the facts are thus: The Clinton Foundation served as a cash conduit for influence peddlers for years before Hillary officially threw her hat in the ring. 

Natural News founder and editor Mike Adams reported in August 2016, just months before she lost to Trump:

What every international business person running any sort of profiteering scheme knows today is that to get a meeting with the Secretary of State, you first have to donate huge dollars to the Clinton Foundation. It’s classic “pay for play,” and it’s illegal.

Flatly stated, Bill and Hillary Clinton are career criminals who have been running a grand scale criminal racketeering scheme to defraud America and peddle political influence to the highest bidder. Sometimes, the bribery money was given directly to Bill Clinton as “payment” for his “speeches.” Soon after, Hillary would initiate some State Dept. action in favor of the organization that paid Bill $250,000 or more for his speech. Voila! It’s political magic!

How do we know this? Because after she lost the election, donations to her garbage foundation dried up.

As for Durham, his investigation into the investigation seeks to find out whether any laws or rules were broken to ‘look the other way’ — because that’s what everyone has always done when it came to the Clintons.

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The debate? Trump was great, Chris Wallace was a dreadful disgrace – American Thinker

Wallace put his thumb on the scale for Biden at every turn.

Chris Wallace’s overt defense of Joe Biden throughout the debate on Tuesday night was so obvious, so blatant, he should be proscribed from ever “moderating” a debate again.  

Wallace’s performance was as Biden’s protector, his advocate, and that is undeniable.  He stepped in at every moment Biden seemed lost: court-packing, lack of support of law enforcement, and Hunter’s criminality.

The debate was so poorly managed.  The questions were designed to aid Biden, to coddle him.  No wonder Trump felt duty-bound to interrupt.  Trump was debating both Wallace and Biden and only one of them is sentient.  

Wallace’s intent was clear – sabotage Trump.  Wallace succeeded only in looking like the stooge he is. 

Why a two-minute rule?  That hardly gives either man time to rebut what was just said about him.  Wallace even brought up the Charlottesville charge but did not admit it was a manufactured lie without giving Trump the time to deny the lie.  

Wallace completely ignored and tried to derail Trump’s bringing up Hunter Biden’s criminal corruption.  Why was that not a viable subject for discussion?  Biden lied when he said Hunter had been cleared.  Not so.  Biden has a long history of lying and financial corruption.  Should that fact not be up for review for a candidate for president?  If Biden were a Republican, you can bet it would.  

Wallace should be fired for his wholesale lack of objectivity.  He’s become a cut-rate Dan Rather.

Trump made important points, all of which Wallace tried to mitigate:  Voter fraud is real and is being perpetrated by Democrats throughout the country. 

Biden tried to insist that the violence being visited upon Democrat-run cities across the nation was by white supremacist groups, a total lie that Wallace let stand.  

Biden is looking forward to shutting down the economy for COVID and implementing a mask mandate.   

Biden is not supported by law enforcement anywhere in the country for obvious reasons and Obamacare was and remains a disaster.   

Wallace, a member in good standing of the mainstream media is a handmaiden of the Democrat party in which winning by any means necessary is the rule.  Wallace’s bias for Biden was appalling.  

Climate change!  Who on earth at this moment in time thinks this is an important topic for discussion?  No one but the moonbat Greta Thunbergs of the climanistas.  No one.  Biden’s green new deal would put millions of Americans who work in the fuel industry out of work.  The left’s embrace of this nonsense has left California with rolling blackouts.  Wallace did not question Biden’s lack of understanding of the impact his green new deal would have on the economy.  Wallace was for Biden, not America. 

Why no questions on school choice?  On the border and illegal immigration which Biden supports?  On the necessity of ending the lockdowns that have caused much more death and destruction than COVID?  On the Biden “I am the Democratic Party right now”? On his family’s mysteriously ill-gotten wealth in the multi-millions?  Wallace was not going to let any of those issues come to the fore.  

He  is a naked partisan who is invested only in his own illegitimate primacy as a member of the army of the left in good standing; that would be the swamp, the deep state.  Wallace perpetrated the Charlottesville lie and he knows very well that it is a lie.   Trump had to interrupt to get a word in edgewise in his own defense.  Again, Wallace was a despicably partisan moderator.  He tried to throw the debate to Biden and so made Trump the clear winner.  Trump had to fight the only way open to him, by interrupting the two people wrangling to sabotage him.  Wallace’s transparent protective bias was appalling. 

All of which makes us wonder, is there a moderator that can legitimately host a debate?  Yes.  Hugh Hewitt comes to mind.  Larry Arnn of Hillsdale,  a constitutional scholar would ask the right questions in a civil manner.  There are numerous brilliant people who could and would conduct a legitimate debate but Chris Wallace proved himself not among them.  He has shamed himself and Fox News.  His attempt at being a bulwark in Biden’s defense was shameless.  

It was Wallace who made the debate something of a farce; he left Trump no path but to try and refute the lies in his questions and Biden’s responses.  Am guessing Chris Wallace is now dead to vast numbers of conservatives who once upon a time respected him.  After this debate, they respect him no more.

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Presidential debates 2020 | Round 1 | What was that..? – YouTube

From the hellos straight to the hollering… The first round of the 2020 presidential debates was less about policy and more about provocation.

Making Trump vs Clinton look like respectful political discourse, Trump vs Biden, held at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University, swiftly turned into a testy squabble as insults and interruptions became the key features of the night, prompting some pundits to call the event a ‘s**t show.’
The host, Chris Wallace of Fox News, managed to guide the debate towards a number of pressing topics, but his inability to control the candidates means the debate will surely go down as one of the messiest ever held.

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