Daily Archives: June 12, 2021

June 12 Evening Quotes of The Day

Atheism and Irreligion Are Like Weeds
Genesis 18:19; Matthew 13:7–8; Mark 4:7–8; Luke 8:7–8

This is the difference between religion and atheism: religion does not grow without planting, but will die even where it is planted without watering. Atheism, irreligion, and profaneness are weeds that will grow without setting, but they will not die without plucking up.

WILLIAM GURNALL

Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Desiring Peace in the Midst of War
Deuteronomy 20:10–13; Psalm 120:7

In the very heat of war the greatest security and expectation of divine support must be in the unabated desire and invariable prospect of peace, as the only end for which hostilities can be lawfully begun. So that in the prosecution of war we must never carry the rage of it so far as to unlearn the nature and dispositions of men.

HUGO GROTIUS

Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

A Staircase to Heaven — VCY America

And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. (John 1:51)

Yes, to our faith this sight is plain even at this day. We do see heaven opened. Jesus Himself has opened that kingdom to all believers. We gaze into the place of mystery and glory, for He has revealed it to us. We shall enter it soon, for He is the way.

Now we see the explanation of Jacob’s ladder. Between earth and heaven there is a holy commerce; prayer ascends, and answers come down by the way of Jesus, the Mediator. We see this ladder when we see our Lord. In Him a stairway of light now furnishes a clear passage to the throne of the Most High. Let us use it and send up by it the messengers of our prayers. We shall live the angelic life ourselves if we run up to heaven in intercession, lay hold upon the blessings of the covenant, and then descend again to scatter those gifts among the sons of men.

This choice sight which Jacob only saw in a dream will turn into a bright reality. This very day we will be up and down the ladder each hour: climbing in communion and coming down in labor to save our fellowmen. This is Thy promise, O Lord Jesus; let us joyfully see it fulfilled.

A Staircase to Heaven — VCY America

Natural Theology Is Incomplete but True — Ligonier Ministries Blog

Nature clearly demonstrates the existence of God, but nature doesn’t show us everything God has revealed about Himself. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul examines the teaching of Thomas Aquinas on the purpose of natural theology.

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Let’s look at the word, now, “incomplete.” What Thomas Aquinas means by that is that the knowledge of God that we gain through the creation is not a complete and comprehensive knowledge of God. It is incomplete; nevertheless, it’s true. And this was the point he was trying to make: The knowledge of God that we get from nature, though it is not as vast or as deep as the knowledge of God we get from Scripture, nevertheless it is true as far as it goes. Now, why is that significant? Well, it’s significant particularly in the light of today’s debates about natural theology. Many of the things that are said about natural theology is that not only is it inadequate and worthless, but many see it as positively harmful, because any knowledge of God that is gleaned from nature remains stripped of so much of the important content of our understanding of God that is given to us in the Bible. And so, it can give us, perhaps, Aristotle’s first cause. But there’s a long way from an abstract, first cause to the personal, redeeming Father of Jesus Christ who is revealed in Scripture. As I’ve already mentioned, what was significant for Thomas was, those who had attacked the Christian view of God leveled their attack chiefly at the doctrine of creation. And that’s true today: If one is an atheist, the most important item of Christian doctrine that needs to be demolished is this item of creation. Because if creation can be denied, then the very first teachings of the biblical record, with respect to the character of God, would fall with it. Genesis 1 begins with the affirmation, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” So, if you can attack the idea of a first cause, or of a creation altogether, then you demolish the very foundation of Christian thought. Aquinas is saying simply this: While nature may not prove the full content of God that we get from sacred Scripture, at least what does yield us, through a rational treatment of the created realm, is enough truth to stop the mouths of the atheists and of the skeptics. Because natural theology, according to Aquinas, clearly demonstrates that God is the author of the universe. And though that doesn’t tell us everything we need to know about God, it tells us something that is true as far as it goes. That’s what he means when he says that natural theology is incomplete but true. And that “true as far as it goes” is vital to the historic philosophical debates that have gone on between various forms of theism and various kinds of atheism.

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Natural Theology Is Incomplete but True — Ligonier Ministries Blog

June 12 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

There Is Evil and a Way to Escape It
Habakkuk 1:3; 2 Peter 1:4

Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I observe there is evil, and that there is a way to escape it; and with this I begin and end.

JOHN NEWTON

Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Suffering Here, Blessed There
Job 23:10; Philippians 1:29; 3:8; Colossians 1:24; 1 Peter 1:7

If here we have to suffer for Christ’s sake, there we shall be blessed. It is through a cross and through afflictions that we are tried, like gold in the fire, by the Builder who formed the world out of nothing. Blessed then shall we be, if we persevere in that which is good, even to the end.

JOHN HUSS

Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

12 Jun 2021 News Briefing

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Heavy rains trigger landslides and worst river flooding since record-keeping began, Brazil
Several tributaries of the Amazon River in Brazil are registering the biggest floods ever recorded as heavy rains continued lashing parts of the country. On June 5, 2021, the Negro River in Manaus reached 30 m (98 feet), becoming the city’s largest flood since record-keeping began in 1902. In Santa Catarina, flooding and landslides prompted more than a hundred people to evacuate since June 8.

Large cloud of Saharan dust reaches the Caribbean and South America
A large cloud of Saharan dust moving across the Atlantic Ocean over the past week has reached the Caribbean and South America.

Severe storm hits Victoria leaving a trail of destruction, 2 people dead and more than 200 000 homes without power, Australia
At least two people died after a deep low started affecting the state of Victoria, Australia, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Severe weather, including torrential rain, snow, and strong winds of over 120 km/h (74 mph), prompted evacuations and rescues across the state while downed power lines left more than 200 000 homes without electricity. More heavy rain is expected on Friday and Saturday. The low is expected to slowly move away on Sunday.

Former TV Series Sets The Stage For Fake Alien Disclosure On June 25th And Chicom Occupation Of The United States
Five years ago there was a show on TV that showed us our collective futures. Unfortunately, this is the optimistic view. There is the Chinese Defense Minister’s goal for America, which is total genocide. Then there are the CHICOM moderates. These are the ones that have bought key generals like Milley and as I have been told Mattis. This is exactly what Hitler did with French Generals before invading in World War II. Congressional figures have also been bought off as have some governors and county commissioners in order to steal elections.

The government wants your children and grandchildren to become transgenders, and it’ll kidnap them if necessary
A Pakistani family that lives in the state of Washington is learning the hard way that Western culture now sees children as targets for sexual and hormonal mutilation. And if you disagree with this agenda, then the government might steal your children from you and forcibly “transify” them without your permission.

Experimental covid vaccines are bioweapon delivery systems that flood vital organs and the blood stream with inflammatory spike proteins 
After the Fauci emails were released, it is now clear that top public health officials conspired to conceal the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, a laboratory toxin which is now being injected as messenger RNA and translated in human cells. The inflammatory spike proteins are now being replicated in human cells, subverting the natural protein synthesis of the cells, while leaking into the bloodstream and accumulating in vital organs. One study shows the spike protein can invade and live in the neural tissue, infecting neurons and causing neurotropism.

New Hampshire school numbering children like concentration camp prisoners to track covid vaccination status
In order to attend their prom this year, senior students at Exeter High School in New Hampshire were required to get marked and tracked based on their Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccination” status as part of some bizarre Tony Fauci mass worship ritual.

The Stunning Biblical Connection Between The Appearance Of Giants, UFOs And The LGBTQ+ Movement Will Astound You
Have you been paying attention to the news lately? If you have, then you have already noticed that stories about giants and massively tall beings, UFOs that disappear into the ocean without a trace, and the LGBTQ+ Movement dominate the headlines. This is not just the current news cycle or random chance, not at all, there is a common thread running between all these topics and it all leads you to the same conclusion. The Days of Noah are about to return.

Shades Of Scientism: Fauci Likens Science To God, Himself As Priest
Dr. Anthony Fauci is now in full defensive mode as critics are responding to the trove of emails recently secured by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. It is a desperate attempt to salvage his public reputation and trust.

Trifecta: DARPA, IARPA And Now HARPA To Complete ‘Digital Dictatorship’
A “new” proposal by the Biden administration to create a health-focused federal agency modeled after DARPA is not what it appears to be. Promoted as a way to “end cancer,” this resuscitated “health DARPA” conceals a dangerous agenda.

Portland reels from deadly gang violence amid calls to defund police: ‘People are scared’
Portland is on pace to surpass its all-time record for homicides this year as its police department is grappling with a surge in gang-related shootings amidst a staffing shortage and continued calls for defunding.

Mom in Carmel NY Fights Back Against Teaching Children Critical Race Theory – Black Muslim Ideology and HATE for the Police as PTA Board Tries to Shut Her Down: I Cheered as I Watched! THIS is What We Need to be Doing! Also See Alex Newman’s latest Video on CRT in Schools (VIDEO)
This mom from Carmel NY is brave enough to say exactly what most of us are thinking! I say YOU GO GIRL!! And I also say we need to be at PTA meetings and Community meetings and every place where our voices can be heard!

Could THIS be How the IMAGE OF THE BEAST is Seen All Around the World and Can Become the Mahdi or any Other “messiah” the World Awaits?
I have always thought in these last days, that with the advancement of technology – each part of the world will be able to see the image of the “messiah” for whom they wait. Now, with “Giant Man” who has the technology to transform into anyone from history will be on display in 21 cities across the world by the end of 2021.

source: 12 Jun 2021 – Rapture Ready

Virginia Mom Who Survived Maoist China Eviscerates School Board’s Critical Race Theory Push   Jun 11, 2021 12:50 am
(Fox News) — A Virginia mom who endured Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution before immigrating to the U.S. ripped a Virginia school board at a public meeting Tuesday over its stubborn support of the controversial critical race theory. “I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our schools,” Xi Van Fleet told the Loudoun County School Board members….Continue reading the story 

Weekend Snapshot · June 12, 2021

Inflation Is a Middle Class Tax Hike

NATE JACKSON
Rapidly rising prices for all manner of goods and services are hitting us all hard.

The Global Supply Chain Broke — What Happened?

BRIAN MARK WEBER
COVID managed to find the weakness of the widely used “just-in-time” inventory system.

Biden Catches Up to GOP on Unemployment Incentive

MICHAEL SWARTZ
Being jobless no longer has to be a way of life, he says, at least come September.

May Day: Border Crisis Sets Record

NATE JACKSON
Illegal crossings skyrocketed this spring, while Harris lectures about the wrong “root causes.”

Joe Biden’s Feckless Fall Girl

DOUGLAS ANDREWS
Kamala Harris isn’t ready for prime time, but the border crisis can’t wait.

Kamala’s Guatemala Goof

THOMAS GALLATIN
Harris lectures on the “root causes” of migration only to have the Guatemalan president blame Team Biden.

Biden’s ‘Right Wing Extremist’ Delusion

MARK ALEXANDER
Were Capitol Police Officers set up and then abandoned?

Vaccine Passports: Totalitarian AND Racist

ARNOLD AHLERT
Given that minorities are far less likely to get vaccinated, aren’t “passports” discriminatory?

The Media’s Trump Hatred Was Deadly Serious

DOUGLAS ANDREWS
The Leftmedia allowed its loathing for Donald Trump to shape the news — and not without human consequence.

Fallible Fauci Hides Behind ‘Science

THOMAS GALLATIN
Under fire over revelations that he suppressed opposing COVID opinions, Fauci deflects blame.

The Beltway’s Vaccine Hypocrites

ROBIN SMITH
Beer, bucks, and bureaucrats — bribes to take it while authorities avoid it.

Free Dope for a Dose, Man!

MARK ALEXANDER
Biden should globalize the dope-a-dose vaccine incentive plan.

Punishing China for COVID

NATE JACKSON
Mike Pompeo and Scooter Libby lay out just what Joe Biden and others need to do.

Tulsa Joe’s Son Plays With the N-Word

DOUGLAS ANDREWS
Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop continues to reveal his white privilege and his depravity.

Omar the Jew Hater

MARK ALEXANDER
Pelosi elevates Jew-hating Islamists to House leadership roles.

ProPublica Billionaire Tax Story Serves Dem Narrative

NATE JACKSON
Bezos, Bloomberg, Buffett, and other hypocritical leftists paid almost no income taxes.

Can Trump Flip Joe Manchin and the Senate?

DOUGLAS ANDREWS
The former president and the West Virginia Democrat have a golden opportunity to “reimagine” the Senate.

Maher on Biden’s ‘Higher Education Scam’

MARK ALEXANDER
Biden’s motive: Entice more young people into leftist reeducation camps.

Ameriphobia Strikes The New York Times

DOUGLAS ANDREWS
Trucks, flags, and white people on Long Island were too much for the Times’s Mara Gay to bear.

How to Counter the Left’s Historical Revisionism

LEWIS MORRIS
For one thing, conservative people and organizations must continue teaching true American history.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK“It’s kind of funny to see some in the media go along with Kamala Harris’ ‘root causes’ BS. The root cause is a wide open border.” —Lisa Boothe

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Exceptional Western US Heat Wave to Bring Days of Dangerously High Temperatures

The magnitude of the heat expected across the western United States through the coming week will be one for the record books, according to forecasters. And it’s not just how hot it will get that will set this particular heat wave apart from others the region has frequently endured in the past — it’s how long it will last.

Source: Exceptional Western US Heat Wave to Bring Days of Dangerously High Temperatures

Putin says Trump is an ‘extraordinary’ and ‘talented individual’ who is an outsider to the US political establishment, unlike ‘career man’ Biden |Business Insider

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised former President Donald Trump in an exclusive interview with NBC News.Getty Images

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin told NBC News that Trump is “extraordinary” and “talented.”
  • He said that Trump comes from outside the US political establishment, whereas Biden is a “career man.”
  • Putin added that he hopes that Biden is less “impulse-based” than Trump.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin heaped praise on former President Trump in an exclusive interview with NBC News on Friday.

“Well even now, I believe that former US president Trump is an extraordinary individual, talented individual, otherwise, he would not have become US president,” Putin told NBC’s Keir Simmons.

He noted that Trump is a controversial figure, and added that he is more of a political outsider than President Joe Biden.

“He is a colorful individual. You may like him or not. But he didn’t come from the US establishment, he had not been part of big-time politics before, and some like it, some don’t like it, but that is a fact,” the Russian president added.

Putin called Biden a “career man” who “has spent virtually his entire adulthood” in politics. Biden, 78, was first elected to the US Senate in 1972, aged 30.

Read more: With Trump in debt, intelligence and security sources fear foreign spies may target him with offers of money

Putin told NBC News that there were pros and cons to Biden’s presidency.

“There are some advantages, some disadvantages, but there will not be any impulse-based movements on behalf of the sitting US president,” he told NBC News.

The US-Russian relationship has soured in recent months. Putin told NBC News that it is at its “lowest point in recent years.”

Biden and Putin are officially scheduled to meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16.

The two world leaders will “discuss the full range of pressing issues, as we seek to restore predictability and stability to the U.S.-Russia relationship,” according to a White House statement.

On Thursday, Trump asked Biden to give Putin his “warmest regards.”

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Source: Putin says Trump is an ‘extraordinary’ and ‘talented individual’ who is an outsider to the US political establishment, unlike ‘career man’ Biden

Israel Scrapes Vaccine Pass Proving It Was a Pointless, Wasteful and Oppressive Idea

Israel has scrapped its “green pass” system. The pass was scrapped as a formality that bowed down to the reality that the vaccine passport system had on the ground already been abolished by society, which in fact did not abide by it: In particular, venues were effectively banned from admitting children, who aren’t eligible for vaccination — fine for bars, terrible for cinemas and ice cream parlours.

Source: Israel Scrapes Vaccine Pass Proving It Was a Pointless, Wasteful and Oppressive Idea

Biden admin dismantles VOICE, Trump office for reporting crimes by immigrants

The Biden administration has dismantled and replaced a Department of Homeland Security office created during the Trump presidency to help victims of crimes committed by immigrants in a further break with his predecessor’s border policies.

Source: Biden admin dismantles VOICE, Trump office for reporting crimes by immigrants

Battling the Left’s Radical Ideologies in Our Schools

The education field has become a battleground in which the left has made major moves to capture large swathes of territory and influence coming generations with radical and divisive ideologies. We’re pushing back—recognizing and celebrating those who are fighting to renew and fortify America’s foundation: the principles of liberty, political equality, and self-government. *** FEATURING *** Moderator: Lindsey Burke, Ph.D., Director, Center for Education Policy Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Education, The Heritage Foundation Ian Rowe, Resident Fellow, Domestic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute Hannah Smith, School Board Member, Carroll Independent School District Still haven’t subscribed to The Heritage Foundation on YouTube?

Miranda Devine Brings Out New Details on Joe Biden’s Corruption with His Son Hunter

New York Post investigative writer Miranda Devine joins me to show how the ring-leader of the Biden scandal is Joe Biden, not Hunter, and how the Washington Post covers up Biden family corruption. — Dinesh D’Souza is an author and filmmaker.

Army goes woke? | US military whistleblowers raise concerns about ‘racial studies and training’

While the US is divided over ‘racial studies and training,’ a new dispute over the issue has been sparked in the military: Republican senator Tom Cotton has described such studies in the military as ‘anti-American indoctrination,’ citing ‘hundreds of whistleblower complaints’ over the issue.