Daily Archives: June 25, 2021

The Spike Protein Is the Killer – Beware of mRNA ‘Vaccines’ – LewRockwell

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To do so, you have to absolutely avoid taking or being coerced into accepting the mRNA “non-vaccine” – experimental gene therapy. Because that’s what it is. The experiment is you. Already in SARS-1 of 2002 / 2003, the original, affecting principally the Chinese genome, as did this first covid-19 virus, more appropriately called SARS-CoV-2; it addressed the Chinese DNA. Complements of Harvard’s clandestine, illegal Chinese DNA harvesting in the late 1990s and 2000. See this.

When the Harvard people finally were caught and kicked out of China, it was too late. They had already collected hundreds of thousands, if not millions of DNA samples – upon which most-likely US P4 bio-war labs manufactured this particular corona virus.

This is how Josh MIttledorf puts it:

“The spike protein is the part of the virus structure that interfaces with the host cell. SARS 1 and SARS 2 viruses both have spike proteins that bind to a human cell receptor called ACE-2, common in lung cells but also present in other parts of the body. Binding to the cell’s ACE-2 receptor is like the wolf knocking at the door of Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother. “Hello, grandmama. I’m your granddaughter. Please let me in.” The virus is a wolf wearing a red cape and hood, pretends to be an ACE-2 enzyme molecule seeking entrance to the cell.” See this.

— Read on www.lewrockwell.com/2021/06/no_author/the-spike-protein-is-the-killer-beware-of-mrna-vaccines/

Biden Executive Order Mandates Divisive, Unscientific Race ‘Training’ At Every Level Of The Federal Government – Conservative Review

Numerous studies have found that diversity trainings can make race relations worse 

— Read on www.conservativereview.com/biden-executive-order-mandates-divisive-unscientific-race-training-at-every-level-of-the-federal-government-2653557511.html

CRN Headline News June 21-26 — Christian Research Network

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CRN Headline News June 21-26 — Christian Research Network

The Biblical View of Gender and Sexuality — The Aquila Report

Our denomination itself is experiencing a rise of those who would call themselves “progressives.”  But whatever their intentions are, their “progress” is nothing less than regress—for what they are espousing is far removed from and even blatantly contrary to Scripture and sound doctrine. Much of this error will be proposed or debated by these individuals at the PCA’s General Assembly in another week.

I have always been fascinated by inventors and inventions.  I have from childhood enjoyed reading about Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, and others like them who designed and built devices that made the world more modern.

So as a kid, it always fascinated me to think about my grandparents’ generation in terms of what technology was like when they were born and what it was before they died.  My grandparents grew up with no indoor plumbing.  No electric lighting.  No air conditioning.  They rode horses or horse-drawn wagons everywhere.  In fact, the military still used horsed in battle. Travel from state to state was mainly by train, but getting from Texas to Tennessee could take days.  They did not have telephones.  They could send short telegraph messages to people in other cities, but otherwise communication to those in other states was limited to the mail service.  But in their lifetimes they came to have indoor bathrooms and kitchens, electric lighting, window AC units, and telephones with private lines.  They had cars that could go over 100 miles an hour (and grandpa actually got close to that regularly!).  They flew to the other side of the world in jet airplanes.  They saw men land on the moon.  I used to think that they lived in the most fascinating century in history.  There was no progress made like what was made between 1895 and 1990.

But at my age, I realize that people in their twenties might say the same about my generation.  When I was younger, we had only black and white TV, no computers or word processors, no DVRs, no video games, no cell phones, no Internet, no email, no GPS, no electric cars, no self-service gas stations, etc.  Because in my generation, technological progress continues to move at warp speed.

Now much of this progress is good.  God created man with creativity, ingenuity, and rational thinking capability.  Many of these things make our lives better.  I am grateful for AC living in Forsyth, GA in the summer. However, not everything that is considered progress by our culture is progress in fact.  Because there is one area in which God did not and does not intend for “progress.”  In fact, to grow and develop in this area is not progress but rather regress.  I am speaking of moral truth and ethics as given to us by God.  Yet when it comes to these, the world is regressing at warp speed—to an extent that I could never have imagined 40 years ago.

Unfortunately, the church, following the world, is regressing as well in terms of morality and “truth.”  It may be moving at a relatively slower speed, but only very slightly—and this does not make its position less alarming.

Our denomination itself is experiencing a rise of those who would call themselves “progressives.”  But whatever their intentions are, their “progress” is nothing less than regress—for what they are espousing is far removed from and even blatantly contrary to Scripture and sound doctrine. Much of this error will be proposed or debated by these individuals at the PCA’s General Assembly in another week.

What we need is a return to God’s original plan for gender and sexuality.  This can be summarized with five biblical truths.

First, God designed only two sexes when He created our world.

This is made abundantly clear in Genesis 2:7, 18-23, which tells us that God created man, and subsequently created woman.

“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him…So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

And that is where the creation of genders stopped.

Our LORD Himself affirmed this thousands of years after creation.  In Matthew 19:4, Jesus said in answer to a question about marriage, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female…?”

Notice here that there is NO progress through the centuries.  All things were created by the LORD from the beginning, including only two genders—and as Scripture teaches us, God said, “It is good.”  That means that there is no evolution of future genders.  Creation was perfect then and what is perfect cannot be improved upon.  Progress can only take place when there is a situation which needs improvement.

Unfortunately, many in our culture have decided that they will be “god.”  As such, they believe that they have spoken into existence all kinds of new genders: Bisexual, pan-sexual, transgender, agender, genderqueer, and non-binary, to name only a few.  They have further decided, having put themselves in the place of God, to determine their gender for themselves.

And the Christian response to this can only be, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female?”

So where should the church take its stand regarding all of the “gender confusion”?  To begin with, we must never affirm a person in their gender confusion or gender rebellion.  Some people espousing this sort of philosophy are deliberately rebelling against God.  But others, children especially, are being confused by adults.  Either way, we must not use language that affirms a “chosen gender” that is contrary to God’s creation of that person.

Professing Christians, like Preston Sprinkle, who heads up The Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender, argues for what he calls “pronoun hospitality.” In his words:

“…all Christians can and should use pronouns that reflect the expressed gender identities of transgender people, regardless of our views about gender identity ethics. If a person identifies herself to you as ‘she,’ I hope you will consider it an act of Christ-like love to call her ‘she’ out of respect, whether or not you believe that the way she expresses her gender identity is honoring to God.”

But this is NOT loving; it incorrectly accommodates and affirms a falsehood which can never be loving.

An analogy may help to clarify.  Those in the Mormon Church believe themselves to be Christians.  Knowing this to be true, I would never refer to a Mormon in my conversations with him as a Christian.  To do so would affirm a lie, one which would be detrimental to his understanding of the gospel. One cannot be saved if he does not realize that he is lost, and that he won’t know he is lost if I affirm Mormons as being Christians.

This is why Jesus never affirmed the Pharisees in their view of themselves as children of God, even though this offended them.  To have done so would sent the message that repentance and faith in Christ as Messiah was not necessary. Of course, we do show love to all people, but we are NOT doing so by adding to their confusion by affirming their faulty notions of themselves.

Second, God created sexual relations exclusively for one man and one woman in marriage.

Going back to the beginning.  In Genesis 2:24, God said that, “A man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”  Being “one flesh” refers to both a spiritual and sexual relationship.  So God created marriage only to be heterosexual—only between a man and a woman.  Likewise, the sexual relationship must only be in the context of marriage.

And again, Jesus affirmed this in His teaching. Some have argued that Jesus never mentioned homosexuality, by which is meant that He did not teach that it is wrong for Christians. This is simply not true.  It is true that He did not mention the word “homosexuality,” but he did specifically forbid porneo, the Greek word for “sexual immorality,” which was used to describe all sexual sin as forbidden in the OT, including homosexuality. Besides in Matthew 19:5-6, Jesus clearly taught, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh.”

Jesus specifically confirmed God’s original design for sexual relations as ONLY between a man and a woman.  Only the joining of a male and a female constitutes marriage; only a male to female sexual relationship has been ordained by God.

So, nothing was changed by Jesus with regard to homosexuality, or for that matter, regarding any sexual relations forbidden in the Law.   Only a male and a female can enter into a marriage and the corresponding sexual relationship accorded to it.

The various sexual relations that are forbidden in Scripture:

  • Exodus 20:14 (the 6th Commandments) condemns a sexual relationship with someone who is the spouse of another: “You shall not commit adultery.
  • Leviticus 20:11-12 condemns incest. Those who engage in these kinds of sexual relationships “have committed perversion.”
  • Leviticus 20:13 declares that, “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.” God is not interested in how either of them feel or what is their personal attraction.  Homosexuality is a perversion.
  • Leviticus 20:15 condemns bestiality. “If a man lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall kill the animal.” I cannot stand the thought of this kind of thing.  But it is something that went on in the pagan nations, enough so that God made a point of warning His people of the evil of this.
  • But sexual sin is not limited to what we rightly called perversion. Deuteronomy 22:23-29 makes clear that any sex outside of marriage—even if not adultery—is sin.  Thus, both consensual sex outside of marriage and rape are condemned.
  • And Hebrews 13:4, summarizes for Christians the entirety of God’s revelation, affirms “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”

So, what is the church’s responsibility in this? What are Christians to do in order to uphold the truth?  By not affirming any immoral sexual relationship by our words or actions. And by disciplining its members who engage in any of the biblically forbidden sexual relationships.

I have a sister who is involved in a homosexual relationship.  She and her partner believe themselves to have been married many years ago.  When our children were young, my sister’s partner wanted to be referred to as “Aunt ___________.”  We did not allow this.  We could not, since it would have implied that there was a family relationship by marriage which, in fact, did not exist because there was no real marriage.  We were firmly loving.  Others in our extended family choose to relate differently, but in doing so we believe they communicated a wrong message.

I know an elder who told me that even though he did not believe in what is called “homosexual marriage,” he had no problem with attending a homosexual wedding ceremony of a close relative.  He felt that by attending he was simply affirming love for the relative.  I think that you will find that this is the view of a surprising number of Christians.  But I believe this is a serious mistake.

Again, an analogy may help.  During the time of the Old Testament, many of the Gentile nations around Israel practiced child sacrifice.  Eventually, some of the Jews began to do this, including some of Israel and Judah’s kings.  Now what would you think of the logic of a person who said, “Yes, I know that this is immoral, and utterly despicable, but I am going to the child sacrifice ceremony that my brother and his wife are having because I want to affirm my love for them.  By doing this, hopefully I can reach out to them with the love of God”?  Now I would hope that you would give me a sound rebuke for utterly unsound reasoning.  You cannot participate in the sin without being guilty of affirming it.

Third, God has revealed that sexual sin is a matter of both action and desire.

At this point it should be clear that having sexual relationships in any context outside the marriage between a man and a woman is wrong. People can call it whatever they want: consensual, an affair, love, or a fling.  But being physically involved in any of those actions is prohibited in Scripture and considered immoral; it is a perversion of God’s design and command. Biblical Christianity has taught this for millennia.

Yet sexual sin is not limited to action.  Desires or inclinations can be sinful as well.

Look at what Jesus said in Matthew 5:27-28, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

The Greek words translated with the phrase “looks with lustful intent” (ESV) literally means, “sees with a desire for her.”  So Jesus is saying that it is NOT just the act of adultery that is wrong; sexual desire for what is prohibited is likewise sinful and wrong.

The reason this needs to be understood is that there is a view of homosexuality and the Christian that has been propagated by REVOICE and which has become prevalent in the PCA.  Basically stated it is this: A person can be a homosexual Christian (or Same-Sex Attracted Christian), without being guilty of any sin–as long as one is celibate, that is, they do not practice homosexuality.  The homosexual desire is not wrong, only the action is.

But considering what Jesus said, this is far too simplistic—and is entirely wrong.  Desire for what is forbidden is wrong just as acting upon that desire is.  This is why coveting or greed, both of which are desires in the heart, are sinful even if they do not lead to the action of stealing.  Both actions and desires can be sinful.

Paul made this same point in Romans 1:24-27, repeatedly, I should add. In verse 24, those who rebel against God as creator will be given up to unclean desires, which in turn leads them to do what was dishonorable with their bodies.  In verse 26, women are given up to dishonorable passions (strong desire) when they commit acts against nature with each other (lesbianism).  And in verse 27, the men who burn in unnatural sexual desire towards men will be guilty of shameless deeds.  What is Paul saying?  Both perverse actions and perverse desires are sinful and wrong.

This is why Paul instructs believers in Colossians 3:5-6 to: “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness…On account of these the wrath of God is coming.”  Sin is not just wrong action.  Wrong desires are sinful also.

Peter reiterates this in 2 Peter 2:10 when he warns of those who have (literally translated) defiling or impure desires.

Again, why is this important?  Because in the PCA today we have both Teaching and Ruling Elders who are arguing that a person can be a homosexual or same-sex attracted as an internal inclination without being sinful, as long as they do not act on their desires.  In fact, we have those in the denomination who actually refer to themselves as “gay” or “same-sex attracted” Christians – arguing at the same time that this in no way makes them perverse, because they are celibate.

Now this may sound persuasive to some; in fact, it does to many.  But it is a biblical and moral error.

Imagine someone meeting with the session for membership telling us that he was “attracted to children.” Should we the elders think that would be okay?  Should they say, “As long as you do not act on that, everything is great”?  Furthermore, should we get him involved with teaching a children’s class or VBS or the youth group?  I hope it is obvious that we would say, No, of course not.  That is just perverse because it’s disordered.

Or suppose a potential member told us that he was “animal attracted”?  Do you think we would accept that as perfectly fine as long as he did not act on that attraction?   No, of course not.  That is just abhorrent.  It’s despicable!

So how can we even for a moment entertain the view that homosexual action only, not same-sex desire or inclination is sinful?

And yet at the PCA’s most recent General Assembly (2019), a pastor stood up and stated that he was born same-sex attracted and that he still is – and that there is no sin in this because he lives a life of misery, celibacy, suffering and loneliness.  He received applause from a number of people in attendance.  That was alarming.

So how have we gotten to this point?  Because culture has bombarded us over and over in television and movies and commercials, and quite honestly it has broken us.  We no longer see homosexualityt as abominable.  It may be seen as outside God’s perfect will, but we do not see it as perverse.  And so we do not see the desire as a total perversion of God’s creation and command.

The fact is, homosexuality no longer has any shame attached to it.  It is more than a little interesting to note what God said about His people in Jeremiah, when their lives became totally removed from Him.  “They do not know how to blush.”  Perverse action is no longer shameful.  And so the associated desire is not either.  It is acceptable.  And that is why we are where we are now – in the church.

Fourth, God transforms the natures and lives of those whom He saves.

The chief doctrines encompassed here are the doctrines of regeneration and sanctification.

Regeneration (what Jesus referred to as being “born again”) was prophesied as being part of the New Covenant in Jeremiah 31.  Looking ahead to the coming of Jesus Christ, God said that He would save for Himself a people on whose hearts He would write His law.  The truth is that in saving His people through His Son Jesus, He would give them a knowledge of and love of His law.

God said the same in Ezekiel 36:25-27.  He would change the hard heart to a soft heart, one molded by Him.  In other words, God would internally change those He saved.

This is what Paul spoke of when he wrote in Titus 3:3-5, “For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions (or intense desires) and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.”

When God justifies us, God does not leave us in under the power of sin but declares us as righteous because of the saving work of Christ; reigning sin is defeated.  Not every bit of us is not changed in this life; the remains of sin continue in our mortal bodies.  But after salvation God continues to work in us through His Word and the power of the Holy Spirit, so that “the many lusts (or sinful desires) are more and more weakened and mortified.”  This is the doctrine of sanctification.

But there are many “Christians” today, who either do not believe this or who categorically deny this.  Teaching Elder Greg Johnson, stated at the PCA’s General Assembly two years ago, in no uncertain terms that God rarely, if ever, changes a homosexual internally.  They remain unchanged in orientation and desire.

On the other hand, Rosaria Butterfield, a former lesbian, begs to differ.  She was converted through the ministry of a godly couple who loved her and spoke the truth to her.  She is now married to a pastor and is mother to several children.  Ironically, when she spoke at Wheaton College, she was protested by “Christians” who were offended because she said God could change homosexuals.

But more importantly, these who say that God cannot or won’t normally change the desires of the heart deny Scripture.  Paul stated unequivocally in 1 Corinthians 5:17,  “Therefore in any man be in Christ he is a new creation; old things have passed away.  Behold, all things have become new.”

What is at stake here are the doctrines of Regeneration and Sanctification.  And those who deny these hobble along in error and immaturity, if they are Christians at all.

Fifth, God’s children are never identified by sinful inclinations or temptations but rather find their identity in Christ.

It has become fashionable in the church to identify oneself according to one’s temptations or inclinations, as though these were permanent parts of our human natures.  So, as I said, we have those who claim to be “Homosexual-Christians” or “Same-Sex Attracted-Christians.”

If this is correct, why is this never seen in Scripture?  Why are there not people in the NT identifying themselves according to the sinful proclivities they had before coming to Christ?

We do see is the opposite, however. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11states, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, or sodomites/homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

What Paul says is that believers used to be identified by their sins. But having been justified (declared righteous), having been washed (regenerated), and sanctified (set apart to God) those sinful identifications are past tense.

What does this mean? That those who hang on to their former identities from their past sins are contradicting God’s Word.  Do we stop sinning in this life?  Do we ever become perfect in this life?  No.  But we are changed; transformed in Christ.  We are continually being conformed, more and more, into the image of Christ.  So we are not identified by our sins and our past actions or desires.

What the church desperately needs is an understanding of these truths.  This is why this General Assembly is so important and why we all need to pray that we will have a revival that results in fidelity to God’s Word.

Recently, a letter was signed by some former, but not all, moderators of the PCA.  In it, they down-played disagreements as minor, emphasizing that the most important thing is working for unity.  Brothers and sisters, it is not. What is most important is honoring God and His truth, not down-playing any part of it.  If we all are committed to the truth on these major issues, we will have unity.  And we want that.  But unity cannot be had at the price of accepting or tolerating heresy.  That will ultimately destroy the church!

David Martin is a Minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and is Pastor of Dayspring PCA in Forsyth. Ga. 

The Biblical View of Gender and Sexuality — The Aquila Report

How should a born-again, Bible believing Christian deal with the issue of critical race theory — VCY America

Listen to Today’s Program 

JD: David can you give us a definition and help us to understand some of what it really means?DJ: Well an article onthehill.com put it this simple way, critical race theory is an academic theory created to explain the relationship between race, racism, and power and its byproduct social inequality. So Jimmy to go a little deeper critical race theory or CRT is a movement of civil rights scholars and activist in the United States that actually originated in the 70s in writings and then as a movement in the 80s, but its only recently gained a lot of traction and media and politics in society as a whole. So the idea is that it seeks to critically examine United States law as it connects with social and cultural issues related to race and racism in an attempt to achieve what its propenentecy is racial justice in this country. JD: So then David from a Christian prospective what would you say are some of the biggest reasons to be concerned about critical race theory in general?DJ: Well I found an op-ed on the Arkansasonline.com website that was written by two Christians who had some very smart and insightful things to say. Let me just share a few quotes from the article. It says, “Critical race theory has critical errors by simplistically reducing evil to power dynamics and external social realities, CRT denies moral agency and the redemptive potential of entire groups of people because of racial identity”. Then it said like the post modernism that birth it critical race theory can be considered a worldview. And finally it says if we don’t want unbiblical explanations of life and justice sweeping through the church or culture we better make sure we communicate and embrace the full ramifications of Christian truth or society. So Jimmy to put it simply critical race theory seeks to re-interpret and re-write history and to reframe social cultural issues by distorting biblical truth and even denying absolute truth in order to advance a false narrative and a subversive agenda that I think is destroying this country and undermining the Christian principles that are its foundations. JD: David James Bible in hand explaining how Christians must deal with the critical race theory.We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.All of life’s decisions must be based upon God’s word and the principles of the Bible. According to Genesis chapters 5 & 10 there is only one race, the human race beginning with Adam and Eve and or Noah and his wife, that’s God’s word on the issue of race.

How should a born-again, Bible believing Christian deal with the issue of critical race theory — VCY America

Creator of mRNA Vaccine Technology Tells Tucker Carlson: ‘Government Not Being Transparent’ About Vaccine Risks — Christian Research Network

(The Defender)  Dr. Robert Malone told Tucker Carlson we know the vaccines pose risks, but it’s hard to assess them because the government isn’t capturing the data “rigorously enough,” so we don’t have the information we need to make a reasonable decision.

In the segment below on last night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson interviewed Dr. Robert Malone, creator of mRNA vaccine technology, about his opinion that COVID vaccines are unsafe for certain people, and how YouTube censored him for discussing vaccine safety.

YouTube took down an episode of the Dark Horse Podcast that featured an interview with Malone, despite Malone likely being “the single most qualified person on the planet” to discuss vaccine risks, Carlson explained. “He helped create the mRNA technology used in COVID vaccines.”   View article →

Creator of mRNA Vaccine Technology Tells Tucker Carlson: ‘Government Not Being Transparent’ About Vaccine Risks — Christian Research Network

News Roundup & Comment — VCY America

Date: June 25, 2021  
Host: Jim Schneider 
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Jim had details on the following stories and much more on this week’s “Round-Up” broadcast:  

–Almost 160 people are unaccounted for after a 12 story beach-front condo north of Miami collapsed killing at least 4.

–Senate Republicans blocked the Democrats massive election overhaul Tuesday   with a filibuster.

–The Justice Department files a lawsuit against the state of Georgia to overturn the state-passed voting laws.

–Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Texas this morning and snapped at a reporter who asked why it took her so long to come to the border.

–The border patrol chief who supported Donald Trump is forced out.

–As of broadcast time, the public was about to hear news concerning the sentencing of Derek Chauvin.  Chauvin is the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted in the death of George Floyd.

–President Biden announced a bi-partisan agreement on a 953 billion dollar  infrastructure plan.

–The White House conceded that the U.S. will not reach President Biden’s goal of getting 70% of American adults to receive at least one COVID-19 shot by the 4th of July.

–The Chinese foreign ministry argues that the Wuhan Institute of Virology   deserves to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

–When she was secretary of state, Hillary Clinton warned in a cable to French officials, that research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology could lead to a biological weapons proliferation concern.

–The World Health Organization is predicting that vulnerable people will need yearly COVID-19 vaccine boosters and the everyday population will need shots every two years.  The predictions clash with comments made during a CDC meeting Wednesday in which the CDC said there was no evidence yet to back up the need for annual boosters.

–ESPN has informed its employees that they must be fully vaccinated to work assignments outside network headquarters.

–Buffalo Bills receiver takes a strong stand against the NFL and the players association over the league’s COVID-19 protocols. 

–Morgan Stanley announced it would not allow unvaccinated employees or clients into its office buildings.

–Students returning to Rhodes College campus, who’ve not received the COVID-19 vaccine, will be charged a $1,500 fee per semester.

News Roundup & Comment — VCY America

June 25 Evening Quotes of The Day

Peace with God, Not Always with Ourselves
Romans 8:16–17; Ephesians 1:13–14; 1 John 5:9–10

We have peace with God as soon as we believe, but not always with ourselves. The pardon may be past the prince’s hand and seal, and yet not put into the prisoner’s hand.


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

Praying Is Heavenly Work
Ephesians 6:18; Revelation 6:9–10; 8:3–5

The knowledge is small which we have on earth concerning things that are done in heaven. Notwithstanding thus much we know even of saints in heaven, that they pray. And therefore prayer being a work common to the Church as well triumphant as militant, a work common unto men with angels, what should we think but that so much of our lives is celestial and divine as we spend in the exercise of prayer?


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

An Angel Encampment — VCY America

The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. (Psalm 34:7)

We cannot see the angels, but it is enough that they can see us. There is one great Angel of the Covenant, whom not having seen we love, and His eye is always upon us both day and night. He has a host of holy ones under Him, and He causes these to be watchers over His saints and to guard them from all ill. If devils do us mischief, shining ones do us service.

Note that the Lord of angels does not come and go and pay us transient visits, but He and His armies encamp around us. The headquarters of the army of salvation is where those live whose trust is in the living God. This camp surrounds the faithful so that they cannot be attacked from any quarter unless the adversary can break through the entrenchments of the Lord of angels. We have a fixed protection, a permanent watch. Sentineled by the messengers of God, we shall not be surprised by sudden assaults nor swallowed up by overwhelming forces. Deliverance is promised in this verse—deliverance by the great Captain of our salvation, and that deliverance we shall obtain again and again until our warfare is accomplished and we exchange the field of conflict for the home of rest.

An Angel Encampment — VCY America

The Deadly Dangers of Passive Discernment — Grace to You Blog

King Solomon was the epitome of discernment. Scripture declares that his wisdom “surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt” (1 Kings 4:30). Moreover, God granted him unsurpassed discernment: “Behold I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you” (1 Kings 3:12). Yet those of us who know the rest of the story are usually quick to point out that it didn’t finish well for Solomon, even with his abundance of wisdom.


The Deadly Dangers of Passive Discernment — Grace to You Blog

God Is Always at Work for Us and for Our Good — Ligonier Ministries Blog

Psalm 18 is a psalm of David, a song celebrating “the day when the LORD rescued him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul.” This psalm, the longest of Book One, praises God for His deliverance. It is also recorded, with slight differences, in 2 Samuel 22. At the center of this psalm is a strong confession of faith: “With the merciful you show yourself merciful” (v. 25).

This psalm begins (vv. 1–6) and ends (vv. 46–50) with praise offered to God. It is praise filled with love and thanksgiving for God’s protection from enemies and from death. The praise rejoices in the victories God has given His king and His people—victories displayed before the world.

The central section of the psalm (vv. 20–29) celebrates the faithfulness of David and of God. David served the Lord with integrity (we will look at the difficulties that seem to surround this kind of claim below). The Lord on His part had always been reliable and blessed His king. On each side of this central meditation on faithfulness we have the record of God’s powerful help for David (vv. 7–19; 30–45). Each of these two sections has its own character. Verses 7–19 emphasize the work of God to save David. Verses 30–45 highlight David’s success as God worked through him.

In light of this overview of the psalm’s structure, we want to look more closely at several points. First, how can David claim to be blameless (vv. 20–24)? The claim of blamelessness is a recurring theme in the Psalms. It is stated with special force in Psalm 26: “Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind. For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness. I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites” (vv. 1–4). But David is a murderer and an adulterer, to name only some of his sins. How can he claim to be blameless?

We need to recognize that David was a devoted and persevering follower of the Lord even though he did fall into very serious sin. When Nathan confronted him with his sins, he repented and grieved deeply for them. He expressed his repentance in beautiful psalms of penitence such as Psalms 32 and 51. His life as a whole was characterized by his faithful keeping of God’s covenant in obedience and repentance.

What David pleads, then, is not absolute moral perfection. He recognized that by such a standard he would never stand: “Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you” (Ps. 143:2). Rather, he pleads his faithfulness in comparison to the wickedness of those who hate God and His king. He makes this comparison not to claim that he deserves or has earned God’s favor, but to show that God’s saving grace has really made him different from the wicked in the ways in which he thinks, believes, and lives. David loves the Lord and His law, so his sin is grievous to him and he willingly repents and seeks to lead a godly life. In contrast, the wicked despise God and His holy law. They ignore God and seek in every way to harm their neighbor.

Again, David is not claiming that his perfect righteousness earns him God’s favor. Rather, he says God has brought him into His covenant and given him the integrity that he has. It is “God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless” (v. 32). He belongs to God and follows God and therefore knows that God will be kind to him. It is not the self-righteous whom the Lord saves, but the humble: “For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down” (v. 27). All his strength comes from the Lord (v. 1) and the faith or trust of the psalmist always turns to the Lord for help (v. 2; cf. Ps. 26:1: “I have trusted in the LORD without wavering”). The foundation of God’s care for David is not David’s deserving, but the Lord’s election: “He rescued me, because he delighted in me” (v. 19).

While David wrote this psalm and had every right to sing it in his faithfulness, once again we see the psalm drawing our minds beyond David to one greater and purer than David. This psalm belongs more to the Christ, who was fully blameless in every way, than to David. Paul demonstrates this in his use of this psalm in Romans 15:8–9. He writes: “For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, ‘Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.’” In citing Psalm 18:49, Paul shows that it speaks of Jesus at least as much as it does of David. Indeed, even David can claim covenantal integrity only as he is in Christ.

Another feature of this psalm is the vivid picture of God’s coming to David’s rescue (vv. 7–15). David cried out for help (v. 6) and the Lord answered. “He bowed the heavens and came down; thick darkness was under his feet. He rode on a cherub and flew; he came swiftly on the wings of the wind” (vv. 9–10). The fury of the Lord shook the earth (vv. 7, 15) and thunder and lightning preceded him (vv. 12–14). Hot smoke poured forth from his nostrils and fire from his mouth (vv. 8, 15). Here is a marvelous picture of the power and determination of God to save. But when in David’s life did this happen? As we scan Old Testament history, we can find no such episode. Something like this happened when the Lord met with Israel at Mount Sinai, but nothing close to it happened in David’s experience.

The explanation is, of course, that David is speaking poetically here. He records not what he saw with his physical eyes, but what his eyes of faith saw happen. Although this awesome power of God usually remains hidden from view, it is absolutely real, and it is exercised for the well-being of His people. God is always working powerfully and passionately for His people even when we do not see it. David’s poetic imagery shows us more than eyes can see.

This truth is taught over and over again in the Bible. We need to have it taught repeatedly because we are so inclined to think that only the visible is real. Think of the experience of Elisha. He sat in Dothan apparently defenseless against the strength of the king of Aram. When his servant panicked, Elisha replied, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them” (2 Kings 6:16). And then to comfort his servant further, Elisha prayed and God did an amazing thing. “Then Elisha prayed and said, ‘O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.’ So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha” (v. 17). Elisha had never been in any danger, for the Lord was on his side.

We see something similar when the authorities came to arrest Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. Jesus appeared weak and defenseless. Peter, in a panic, tried to protect Him with a sword. “Then Jesus said to him, ‘Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?’” (Matt. 26:52–53). Jesus submitted to arrest not because He was helpless, but because He accepted the Father’s will for His death and our redemption.

This psalm reminds all of us that God is always at work for us and for our good. In the New Testament, the Apostle John makes the same point: “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). We do not need to fear, for God will save us in His good time. We should praise God for His mercy and help as this psalm does.

This excerpt is adapted from Learning to Love the Psalms by W. Robert Godfrey.

God Is Always at Work for Us and for Our Good — Ligonier Ministries Blog

Favor — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield” (Psalm 5:12).

Who you are and everything you have is the result of God’s favor. He has blessed you with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3). You are surrounded by His grace.

Your Abba wants to take you as His precious child right up next to His heart today. He will keep you close and make His face shine on you and be gracious to you (Numbers 6:24-25). Your Father smiles on you with His compassion as you seek Him (Isaiah 30:18).

Your Father’s providence goes before you to provide for every need. He is with you to strengthen you and keep you from harm (1 Chronicles 4:10). The Lord God is a sun and shield; He bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold (Psalm 84:11).

He has written this day of your life in His book. Be blessed as His favor rests on His appointed work through your hands (Psalm 90:17). See the great thing He is about to do (1 Samuel 12:6). His Word says, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases” (Proverbs 21:1). Be blessed as God breaks through hindrances and uses everything to fulfill His purposes. He rejoices today in doing you good (Jeremiah 32:41).

Even if circumstances make it hard to believe, trust in His unfailing love. He is not slow in keeping His promise. He surrounds you with the shield of His presence (Psalm  5:12). He promises that weeping may endure for a night, and His anger is only for a moment. Joy comes in the morning, and His favor lasts for your lifetime (Psalms 30:5). He keeps you today in His love and faithfulness (Proverbs 3:3-4). He is inviting you to live in the assurance of your Father’s blessing and favor. Be blessed to trust His goodness toward you today.

By Sylvia & Elizabeth Gunter
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•  Truth – God’s truth remains the same from age to age,
•  God, Our Source of Life
•  Salvation Explained

Favor — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

More than Conquerors — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? … No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us”  Romans 8:35-37


More than conquerors! What a great phrase. In Christ, this is who we are: more than conquerors. No hardship, enemy, physical disaster, not even death, can separate us from Jesus. Once our lives are joined to Jesus, our future is tied to him (Colossians 3:1-4).


Almighty God, I do not know how to thank you enough. Thank you for the confidence I have in Jesus. Thank you for your gift of grace. Thank you for your indwelling Spirit. Thank you for your promises of heaven. Thank you for your love that has saved and remade me. Thank you for assuring me that I will never be alone no matter what I have to face. Most of all, dear LORD, thank you for knowing that nothing that can happen in this world has the power to strip me from Jesus’ love. I look forward to forever with you. Thank you in Jesus’ name. Amen.

By Phil Ware
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•   Today with the Lord 
•  The Lord Never Changes
•  Salvation Explained

More than Conquerors — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

June 25 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

Having a Heart Filled with God’s Love
Matthew 19:19; 22:39; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27; John 13:34–35; 15:12–17; Romans 13:8–9; Galatians 5:14; Hebrews 13:1; 1 John 3:8, 11, 23; 4:7, 11–12; 2 John 5

The love of God, as manifested in Jesus Christ, is what I would wish to be the abiding object of my contemplation; not merely to speculate upon it as a doctrine, but so to feel it, and my own interest in it, as to have my heart filled with its effects, and transformed into its resemblance; that, with this glorious Exemplar in my view, I may be animated to a spirit of benevolence, love, and compassion, to all around me; that my love may be primarily fixed upon him who has so loved me, and then, for his sake, diffused to all his children, and to all his creatures.


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

Christ Both God and Man
John 1:14; 1 John 4:2–3; 2 John 7

Christ, therefore, is one, perfect God and perfect man: and Him we worship along with the Father and the Spirit … For we worship Him, not as mere flesh, but as flesh united with divinity, and because His two natures are brought under the one person and one subsistence of God the Word.


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

25 Jun 2021 News Briefing


Mike Pompeo reflects on efforts to further religious liberty, vows to stay in ‘important fight’ for ‘soul’ of US
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reflected on his efforts to further religious freedom and promote peace during his time serving under the Trump administration and vowed to “stay in this important fight that we are all in for the soul of our country.”

UK Lockdown Architect Apologizes For Breaking COVID Rules Over Affair With Aide, Won’t Resign
Health Secretary caught kissing mistress at a time when Brits were told they shouldn’t shake hands… won’t resign.

Transhumanism and future of humanity towards digital slavery 
In the late 19th century, a society called X-Club was founded by a group of scientists in England. The “X” in the title of the club, where Charles Darwin gave lectures from time to time, symbolized change and evolution according to his esoteric beliefs. The most famous members of the club, also known as X-men, were social Darwinist Herbert Spencer and biologist Thomas Henry Huxley. In fact, Huxley was the one who asked Darwin to pen the theory of evolution he had shaped in his mind for years.

Kyle Bass Slams Fed, Sees Inflation Everywhere He Looks
“If you’re in the market place you want to own commodities if you’re in the real world you want to own productive real estate you even want to buy rural land in front of major demographic moves in the US

Does First Transgender Olympian Signal The Death Knell Of Female Sport?
It seems ridiculous to have to remind anyone of the obvious anatomical differences between males and females, but such is the state of the current world we live in…

Major tornado hits Czech Republic, causing massive destruction
A powerful storm accompanied by hail and a major tornado hit communities near the city of Hodonin in South Moravia, Czech Republic on June 24, 2021. Several hundred homes have been damaged or destroyed, more than 200 people injured and an unknown number killed. This is the strongest tornado to hit the country in modern history.

Exceptionally dangerous, historic heat wave to engulf Pacific Northwest this weekend
An exceptionally dangerous and potentially record-breaking heatwave is expected this weekend across the Pacific Northwest and western Canad. The US National Weather Service (NWS) warned of fire weather concerns across the Northern Great Basin and Northern California, while Environment Canada issued warnings covering most of British Columbia.

Northeast China rivers reach historic levels amid persistent heavy rain
Persistent heavy downpours have caused 13 rivers to rise to record levels in parts of northeastern China, the Ministry of Water Resources reported Saturday, June 19, 2021. As of Tuesday, June 22, provincial authorities in Heilongjiang upgraded to a level two emergency response.

“Government Is Not Being Transparent”: mRNA Technology Inventor Deviates from CDC, Sounds Alarm on Risks of COVID-19 Vaccines 
On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continued its push for COVID-19 vaccination among people 12 years and older, despite the findings of its own report citing more than 1,000 cases of heart inflammation, or myocarditis and pericarditis, in young adults (age 16 and up) since April 2021, following a dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna shot.

Satanists, Planned Parenthood and more: 216 crazy AmazonSmile charities
From Planned Parenthood to Satanism, AmazonSmile encourages shoppers to donate to some extreme charities — at least 216 different groups. But multiple prominent conservative groups aren’t even allowed to participate.

Surging food prices force restaurants to increase cost of menu items
Food prices are surging in grocery stores and restaurants, hitting small businesses very hard.

NSA goes to war with FBI over illegal spying on Americans 
The National Security Agency (NSA) is going to war with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) over the Fourth Amendment and the warrant-less surveillance of Americans. In a recent letter, the NSA agreed to disclose a trove of FBI records. These records prove that the FBI conducted an illegal spying operation that violated the privacy of 16,000 Americans.

SOURCE: Biden to be removed from power after failing 70% vaccination goal by July 4th… globalists may accelerate plans for economic and cyber TAKEDOWN of the USA
…the Biden administration is now on track to fail its 70% vaccination goal among US adults. According to a source who spoke to me several weeks ago, this means Biden will be deemed a failure by the globalists running the planet-wide extermination campaign, and Biden will be removed from power. (Not instantly, but his removal will be irreversibly set into motion.)

Creepy Pretend President Joe Biden Looks Like He’s Being Tormented By Demons As He Whispers Nonsense About ‘$1.9 Trillion’ In COVID Checks Sent
What’s the old saying, ‘elect a clown, expect a circus’? Yep, that’s about right. But today the circus that is Washington DC took a page from ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ with dementia-addled Joe Biden grimacing and speaking in a tortured whisper nonsense that he is sending out ‘$1.9 trillion in COVID relief’.

Conspire For a Whole New Kind of Woke 
“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” When Donald Trump was president, the democrat left and their partnering press were constantly comparing him to Hitler. The comparison is a stupid one, to say the least. But it worked nicely in enlisting the support of the crowd of today’s uneducated people who mostly ‘know’ world history through slanted movies and cartoons.

Ex-intel chief: UFOs spotted by the military not operated by China, Russia
John Ratcliffe, former Director of National Intelligence under former President Donald Trump, claimed that the UFOs spotted by the military were neither operated by China nor Russia because the objects were far too advanced.

13-year-old Michigan boy dies 3 days after second Pfizer COVID-19 jab
As the relentless push to vaccinate the world’s population with the experimental COVID-19 jab continues, we are constantly being reminded why this is such a bad idea. Case in point: A 13-year-old Michigan boy died of a cardiac event just days after getting his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Mainstream doctors, scientists appear to be under mass covid vaccine hypnosis spell
Every medical “authority” who is going along with the government’s Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” agenda must be under some kind of hypnotic spell because it was known pretty much since day one that there are already safe and effective remedies for the Chinese Virus that do not require dangerous experimental injections.

“Smart” thermostats in Texas being remotely controlled by government to limit energy usage
Some residents of the Lone Star State are reporting that their “smart” thermostats are now being remotely controlled by the government to help minimize energy use during the current heat wave “crisis.”

China persecuting agriculture officials to cover up grain shortages 
The communist Chinese regime is cracking down on independent analysts who try to tell the truth about the country’s flailing grain crop yields.

Pastor urges Pres. Biden to sign executive order declaring violence a public health crisis
Calling it the “No. 1 problem of the 21st century,” an Illinois pastor who lost his son to gun violence in 2018, is urging President Joe Biden Wednesday to sign an executive order declaring violence a “national public health crisis.”

Source: 25 Jun 2021 – Rapture Ready

Mid-Day Snapshot · June 25, 2021

“It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country.” —Noah Webster (1790)

Top Army General Defends CRT

He pushes the Left’s false claim that Critical Race Theory is merely a useful analytical tool.

Pelosi Gets Her Hyper-Partisan January 6 Committee

She’s busy divining the “root causes” — which predictably include “white supremacy.”

Biden’s Idea of ‘Unity’ Is an Infrastructure Double Cross

He reaches a “deal” with a bipartisan group of senators only to renege two hours later.
Election Strategy for Republicans

Several things are key to GOP wins in 2022. Is the party willing to make them happen?

Americans’ Trust in Media Hits Bottom

A new report shows that U.S. trust in the news media is the lowest in the free world.

COVID-19 and the Tyranny of the Bureaucracy

Time after time, mandate after mandate, the government’s directives were misguided and misapplied.

Bottoms Out

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is fully enacting the Rainbow Mafia agenda.

In Brief: Surrendering the Public Square

Conservative pastors stand by silently, conceding the culture war with barely a whimper.

Friday Executive News Summary

Pelosi’s partisan January 6 committee, Dems’ bait-and-switch, Milley defends CRT, and more.

Friday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Laura Hollis, Larry Elder, Scott Adams, and more.

Video: Did Biden Threaten U.S. Citizens With Nukes?!

During a very short speech on gun control, the president spoke about the Second Amendment in a way that some may take as a threat.

Video: Satire: Joe Biden vs. Catholicism

A very Catholic president (who doesn’t believe in anything Catholic) is bullied by a very mean bishop who thinks words have meanings.

Did I Really Hear Joe Biden Say That?”
If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”

Biden’s Failure to Lead on Crime Is Going to Slam Democrats at the Polls
The president missed a huge opportunity to show leadership and occupy the political center with his crime rollout this week.

The Supreme Court Will Never Be Conservatives’ Savior”
We don’t have a 6-3 conservative Court. We have a 3-3-3 Court.”

The Left’s Myth Interpretation of Critical Theory
The Left can call this a manufactured controversy all they want. But we’ll see how phony it feels next election day.

Twitter Is Not Reality
Only a party captured by Twitter could be so out of touch with reality.

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Historic drought in West brings plague of grasshoppers

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 • New York Post

Federal agriculture officials are launching what could become their largest grasshopper-killing campaign since the 1980s amid an outbreak of the drought-loving insects that cattle ranchers fear will strip bare public and private rangelands.

In central Montana’s Phillips County, more than 50 miles from the nearest town, Frank Wiederrick said large numbers of grasshoppers started showing up on prairie surrounding his ranch in recent days. Already they’re beginning to denude trees around his house.

“They’re everywhere,” Wiederrick said. “Drought and grasshoppers go together and they are cleaning us out.”

Grasshoppers thrive in warm, dry weather, and populations already were up last year, setting the stage for an even bigger outbreak in 2021. Such outbreaks could become more common as climate change shifts rainfall patterns, scientists said.