Thursday, August 31, 2017

Teen Vogue Educates Us on Non-Binary

What if you look like a man but prefer to be called "She" and "Her"?

What if you look kind of feminine but you prefer to be called "He" and "Him"?

What if you don't think you are a man or a woman and prefer to be called "Ze" or "Zer"?

What if you are a teacher with 35 kids in your class and you can't remember who are boys and who are girls and you offend them because you called a boy "her" and you weren't supposed to?

Just so you know, there is now a term for people who don't identify as male OR's called NON-BINARY.

Also, just so you know, I ran across this article from TEEN VOGUE (Where America get's its news!) and this non-binary person is going to try and explain it to us all!  (Whew!...thank the lord!)

People say the darnedest things about the singular “they.”

When I tell someone that my preferred pronouns are they/them/their, I never know what to expect. Sometimes people say okay and move on, but other times, they’ll start to ask a whole bunch of questions that I don’t really feel like answering. It’s usually well intentioned; I get that people are just trying to understand. But I do get tired of explaining the same things over and over.

So to save everyone (myself included) some time and confusion, I’ve rounded up some responses to the most common weird questions I get about my pronouns.

I look like me. That’s all there is to it. If someone else looks at me and decides I am something or another based on the clothes I’m wearing, or whether or not I’m wearing make up, that assumption is on them: it has nothing to do with who or what I actually am.

“You’re only one person! How does that work?”

It’s really, really simple. In English, we already use singular “they” all the time when the gender of a person is unknown. Say you see fifty bucks on the ground and pick it up. You might say:
“Oh, someone dropped their money here. I’ll set it aside for them, I bet they are looking everywhere!”

Using “he or she” and “his or hers” in this situation is awkward and clunky, so we use singular they instead. When someone uses they/them pronouns, all you have to do is apply that same sentence construction:

“Oh, Desmond dropped their money here. I’ll set it aside for them, I bet they are looking everywhere!”

Now if only I could get fifty bucks every time someone’s rude about my gender. No, I’m kidding. Let’s move on.

“I’m fine with non-binary people, but I don’t believe in singular they pronouns. It makes no sense.”

Not only are you on the wrong side of history, you’re also on the wrong side of English, my friend.

Major dictionaries have recognized singular they as grammatically correct for years, including the Oxford English Dictionary, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, and The word “they” has been used as a singular pronoun since at least the 16th century, and some argue it goes back even earlier. We’re not making up new words and grammar here. The AP Style Guide has even started to allow the usage of singular they in cases where a subject doesn’t identify as male or female.

Clearly, it makes sense to a lot of people who know a lot about the English language, so I don’t know why everyone gets so hung up on this.

“My non-binary friend is okay with being called he/she, so I don’t think it’s a big deal.”

Oh boy.

If you’re using the pronoun your friend told you to use, great. Non-binary people can use binary pronouns. Personally, I use both he and they, and I don’t mind either one. It doesn’t make me less non-binary, and the words and terms that make me comfortable don’t apply to everyone.
But… (This is a very big but.)

If your friend prefers singular they, but doesn’t correct you when you use he or she instead, chances are it’s because they don’t feel safe doing so. They may be afraid of getting into an awkward or dangerous situation by repeating themselves to someone who won’t listen.

It takes a lot of courage to reveal such personal information to others, and when someone comes out to you, it’s because they trust you enough to tell you something really important. I guarantee you’re not getting a free pass, you’re just making someone quietly uncomfortable, and potentially losing a friend.

Seriously, stop! And while you’re at it, you should probably say sorry to them.

“I try to use they/them pronouns when people ask, but it’s so hard! I keep messing it up.”

That’s okay! It happens to everyone. It takes time to adjust to new ways of speaking and thinking. Personally, I would much rather my friends and family mess up than give up entirely.

All I ask is for you to not make it my problem. Getting really apologetic or changing the subject to how difficult you find my pronouns won’t make me feel any more comfortable after I’ve been misgendered. Don’t tell me that you’re trying, show me. Try, and then if you get it wrong, correct yourself and move on.

Of course, there are people out there who will be harsh about good-faith mistakes. Sometimes it’s because they’re sensitized to being gendered a certain way. Other times, they’re just jerks. (Jerks come in all genders.) But in general, accidentally messing up pronouns is not the end of the world, as long as you’re holding yourself accountable.


Do I feel sorry for these confused people?

I actually do.

It would be VERY hard to be born as a feminine leaning boy and then be encouraged and praised by the society around you to become even MORE feminine!  And then be told that YOU SHOULD have sex with men to embrace your femininity!

We just need to cling to what the Bible tells us and pray for any and all who don't know Jesus.

"In the beginning He created them male and female. Male and female He created them."

It's like the Bible repeated it just in case we missed it....because God KNEW the future and knew that humans would one day come up with the idea that God actually created 53 different genders instead of 2.

Deuteronomy 22
A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.

Ummmm....accepting Jesus covers a multitude of sins....but I'm pretty sure that God does not approve of all of this transgender/cross-dressing/sex change behavior happening in our current society anymore than he did when it took place in ancient Israel.

God is never changing.

Muslim Jesus IS NOT the Real Jesus of The Bible

I'm sure some of you have had the same conversation as I have with some of my "liberal Christian" friends.  They will say that Muslims are their brothers and sisters in faith because they also respect Jesus and also believe he will come back to judge the world.

They are so convinced of this lie that they will even bring Imams into their adult education classes or invite them to pray to Allah from their pulpits.

But friends, there is only one Jesus that has the power of salvation.  And it's ONLY the Jesus of the Bible...NOT the Jesus of the Koran.

And the real Jesus gives this stark warning to all who have failed to discern the difference.

Matthew 25
“But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

National Catholic Reporter is among the last places one expects to find a Muslim apologist peddling theological snake oil, but Friday’s headline — “The Muslim Jesus Provides Common Ground For Christianity, Islam” — left no doubt about what Ra’fat Al-Dajani was offering.

“The Islamic version of the Jesus story especially, is quite similar to the Christian version,” claimed Al-Dajani. “Jesus is variously referred to as ‘Spirit from God,’ ‘Word from/of God’), ‘Prophet-Messenger of God,’ and the ‘Messiah,’ who will come back on the Day of Judgment to destroy the Antichrist.” Al-Dajani is described by NCR as “a Palestinian-American writer and commentator.”

In fact, other than the Virgin Birth, the five letters that spell J-e-s-u-s are the only “common ground” shared by the Muslim and Christian versions of the child born to Mary two millennia ago. The biggest issue that separates the two faiths is by far the most important one — was Jesus God, as he claimed?

Christians believe Jesus was simultaneously both the Son of God and the Son of Man, fully divine and fully human. He left no room for doubt about it on numerous occasions, as when, according to John 8:58, he told the Pharisees “before Abraham was, I am.”

That claim, when uttered by any man, was considered blasphemous and deserving of death by the Pharisees. Pilate, Caesar’s man in the Jewish homeland, found nothing under Roman law to justify executing Jesus but, as a matter of political expediency, he ordered the crucifixion.

Three days later, the tomb of Jesus was empty and soon thereafter Jerusalem was in an absolute uproar because, according to the Bible (see Acts 2:14-39), the disciples were telling any one who would listen that they had seen and talked to the resurrected Jesus, who would someday return to judge every person who ever lived.

That’s NOT the Jesus of the Koran, which says at 5:17: “They have certainly disbelieved who say that Allah is Christ, the son of Mary.” In case there might be any doubt on the point, the Koran adds this at 9:30: “Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!” Being cursed is the worst fate possible for a Muslim.

Similarly, as Jihad Watch’s Robert Spencer notes, the Koran utterly rejects the Christian claim that Jesus died on the cross, saying at 4:157: “And because of their saying: We killed the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they did not kill him or crucify him, but it appeared so to them; and those who disagree concerning it are in doubt about it; they have no knowledge of it except pursuit of a conjecture; they did not kill him for certain.”

In other words, the Koran argues that Jesus survived crucifixion. To grasp how completely disconnected that view is from the horrendous reality of such a death, spend a few minutes with this description from National Geographic, which nobody would accuse of being a Christian propaganda tool, of how crucifixion killed.

Al-Dajani concludes his National Catholic Reporter post with these words:

“Naturally there are theological differences between Muslims and Christians regarding Jesus but there are far more similarities and these similarities are what should be emphasized in order to show the common ground between these two faiths …”

No, there are almost no similarities. The Koran and the Bible don’t even agree on the essential nature of God. Christians believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The Trinity of three persons who share one essence.

For the faithful Muslim, as the Koran says at 4:171, “Allah is only One Allah. It is far removed from his transcendent majesty that he should have a son.”

Genuine common ground between Christians and Muslims cannot be based on misrepresentations of the core beliefs of either faith, especially when they are logically irreconcilable, as on the issue of whether Jesus is God.


It's interesting to me that the Catholics seem to be leading the way to find common ground with Muslims and their false version of Jesus.

Maybe Jesus also has a warning to the millions of Catholics who believe in using the name of Jesus to cast out demons, but also welcome the Muslim Jesus and the virgin Mary into their false doctrine?

Matthew 7
22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

It seems to me to be very common logic that if Christ said he was God and died on the cross and was resurrected 3 days later...and the Muslim religion says he wasn't God, he didn't die on the cross and was never resurrected.....THEY HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON!!!

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Have you ever driven through a neighborhood on a beautiful night and wondered where all the kids are?  How come they aren't outside riding bikes, jumping rope or playing kick the can all together?

For those of us who grew up in the 70's and 80's it seems that's about all we did!  We played street hockey, built tree forts, built jumps for our bikes and broke our arms, played hockey on the pond all day long until it was too dark to see the puck, dug snow tunnels in the massive piles left by the plows, etc....

Today's kids don't need to take such risks of being outdoors playing and learning how to get along with their neighbor kids.  Many are content to stay in and interact on their smartphones while SnapChatting and Instagraming the days away.

Remember, this is the FIRST TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY that technology like this has ever come along.

One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go to the mall,” she said. “Do your parents drop you off?,” I asked, recalling my own middle-school days, in the 1980s, when I’d enjoy a few parent-free hours shopping with my friends. “No—I go with my family,” she replied. “We’ll go with my mom and brothers and walk a little behind them. I just have to tell my mom where we’re going. I have to check in every hour or every 30 minutes.”

Those mall trips are infrequent—about once a month. More often, Athena and her friends spend time together on their phones, unchaperoned. Unlike the teens of my generation, who might have spent an evening tying up the family landline with gossip, they talk on Snapchat, the smartphone app that allows users to send pictures and videos that quickly disappear. They make sure to keep up their Snapstreaks, which show how many days in a row they have Snapchatted with each other. Sometimes they save screenshots of particularly ridiculous pictures of friends. “It’s good blackmail,” Athena said. (Because she’s a minor, I’m not using her real name.) She told me she’d spent most of the summer hanging out alone in her room with her phone. That’s just the way her generation is, she said. “We didn’t have a choice to know any life without iPads or iPhones. I think we like our phones more than we like actual people.”

I’ve been researching generational differences for 25 years, starting when I was a 22-year-old doctoral student in psychology. Typically, the characteristics that come to define a generation appear gradually, and along a continuum. Beliefs and behaviors that were already rising simply continue to do so. Millennials, for instance, are a highly individualistic generation, but individualism had been increasing since the Baby Boomers turned on, tuned in, and dropped out. I had grown accustomed to line graphs of trends that looked like modest hills and valleys. Then I began studying Athena’s generation.

Around 2012, I noticed abrupt shifts in teen behaviors and emotional states. The gentle slopes of the line graphs became steep mountains and sheer cliffs, and many of the distinctive characteristics of the Millennial generation began to disappear. In all my analyses of generational data—some reaching back to the 1930s—I had never seen anything like it.

Even when a seismic event—a war, a technological leap, a free concert in the mud—plays an outsize role in shaping a group of young people, no single factor ever defines a generation. Parenting styles continue to change, as do school curricula and culture, and these things matter. But the twin rise of the smartphone and social media has caused an earthquake of a magnitude we’ve not seen in a very long time, if ever. There is compelling evidence that the devices we’ve placed in young people’s hands are having profound effects on their lives—and making them seriously unhappy.


Hmmmm....he has NEVER seen anything like it!

I remember a Star Trek episode where the crew of the Enterprise all received some new technology from an alien planet they had landed on.  They got some special glasses that projected some type of game directly into their brains.  They started off enjoying it...but soon they were addicted...and ONLY the people who had never put on the glasses could actually see the damage that was happening. Inter-personal interactions slammed to a halt on the Enterprise as people just sat by themselves mesmerized by the projections that were being sent to their brains.  And when the captain attempted to intervene and put an end to it the anger went to Defcon 10 and almost destroyed their mission.

As I remember that episode, today it almost seems prophetic.

Look around you today and notice how people walking their dogs are looking at their phones.  Go to a soccer game and notice how many people around you are staring into their phones while the game is going on.  Look at your own kids. Look at ourselves!

It seems that this nation is being set up for something that won't end well.

Hat tip to Tim E.

Tear Down All MLK Statues Now!

The Left wants to tear down statues of any man that isn't perfect.  According to them, if a man owned slaves 200 years ago or 2000 years ago, he isn't fit to have a statue in the public square.  Only perfect Martin Luther King...deserve to have statues in the public place.


Well it's a confirmed fact that Martin Luther King was an adulterer! 

Because of this, he offends me!  Me and all those folks who adhere to the 10 commandments and the sanctity of marriage!  So we now demand that all his statues get torn down, get rid of MLK Day as a National Holiday and rename all the schools and streets in every city that has used his name!

And one other thing....he smoked those disgusting cigarettes!!  What kind of a role model could a smoking adulterer be to the children of today sitting in a school named after him and taking a day off from classes to honor him?

One of the easiest things to forget about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is that he was just a person. One of the most influential people of the 20th century, no doubt, but a person with unique flaws and quirks that made him different from the Christ-like figure he’s often portrayed as today.

At the time of King’s assassination on April 4, 1968, he was still the personification of the civil rights movement in the United States. But those near him said he appeared to have lost a step, in part because of conflicts in his inner circle of advisers and a growing estrangement from his former ally President Lyndon B. Johnson over the Vietnam War.

Five years after his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, though, and 40 years before the first African-American  became president, King stepped onto the balcony outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

King was on the balcony sneaking a cigarette

When racist assassin James Earl Ray aimed his rifle sight at King, he almost certainly saw the civil rights leader doing something King's children never saw him doing: smoking. King was a lifelong smoker, although very few – if any – pictures exist as proof because he never smoked in public. King didn’t want his family to know about the habit.

After King was shot, his advisers stopped the bleeding while one of them, Dr. Billy Kyles, removed a pack of cigarettes from King’s pocket.

King was a serial adulterer

While the ethical reasons for the FBI’s monitoring of King were murky (at best), the recordings do make up much of what we now know about the man’s personal life. King had engaged in so many extramarital affairs that his wife, Coretta Scott King, had reportedly become disillusioned with their marriage.

FBI monitoring devices recorded audio of King during a tryst at a Washington, D.C., hotel, eventually sending the tape to Mrs. King in an effort to discredit him in his own home. King even spent the last night of his life with a woman who was not his wife. In the chaos outside the Lorraine Motel, his advisers told the young woman to stay out of the ambulance to avoid tarnishing his legacy.


Of course this whole line of reasoning is ridiculous, nonsensical and sophomoric.  Jefferson and Washington were awesome, smart men to which every American owes a great deal.  Without their great minds and courage we may not be part of the greatest nation on God's Green Earth.

We are all flawed men.  None are perfect.  The fact that Jefferson owned slaves should not negate all of the tremendous things he did for this country.  The fact that Robert E. Lee found himself fighting for the Confederacy does not mean he wasn't a God-fearing, moral and intelligent man that we could look up to.  The fact that Martin Luther King was an adulterer and a cigarette smoker doesn't mean we should cease to look to the great ideas he had about faith and country.

For now, the lunacy of the left is going off the charts.  We can hope and pray that this nation comes to it's senses and embraces our history as in imperfect place filled with imperfect men.  But still it has been a much, much better place that ANY of the nations who came before it because it was settled and founded by men who feared The Lord.

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom"--Proverbs

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Civil War Coming to America?

It's strange to see headlines like this, but they are certainly interesting to ponder.

People say, "That could never happen here!  This is America!"

What's funny is that everyone in every country throughout history has said those words right before civil war breaks out.

Below is an article from New Yorker Magazine talking about a new kind of civil war coming to America.

A day after the brawling and racist brutality and deaths in Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe asked, “How did we get to this place?” The more relevant question after Charlottesville—and other deadly episodes in Ferguson, Charleston, Dallas, St. Paul, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, and Alexandria—is where the United States is headed. How fragile is the Union, our republic, and a country that has long been considered the world’s most stable democracy? The dangers are now bigger than the collective episodes of violence. “The radical right was more successful in entering the political mainstream last year than in half a century,” the Southern Poverty Law Center reported in February. The organization documents more than nine hundred active (and growing) hate groups in the United States.

America’s stability is increasingly an undercurrent in political discourse. Earlier this year, I began a conversation with Keith Mines about America’s turmoil. Mines has spent his career—in the U.S. Army Special Forces, the United Nations, and now the State Department—navigating civil wars in other countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, El Salvador, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan. He returned to Washington after sixteen years to find conditions that he had seen nurture conflict abroad now visible at home. It haunts him. In March, Mines was one of several national-security experts whom Foreign Policy asked to evaluate the risks of a second civil war—with percentages. Mines concluded that the United States faces a sixty-per-cent chance of civil war over the next ten to fifteen years. Other experts’ predictions ranged from five per cent to ninety-five per cent. The sobering consensus was thirty-five per cent. And that was five months before Charlottesville.

“We keep saying, ‘It can’t happen here,’ but then, holy smokes, it can,” Mines told me after we talked, on Sunday, about Charlottesville. The pattern of civil strife has evolved worldwide over the past sixty years. Today, few civil wars involve pitched battles from trenches along neat geographic front lines. Many are low-intensity conflicts with episodic violence in constantly moving locales. Mines’s definition of a civil war is large-scale violence that includes a rejection of traditional political authority and requires the National Guard to deal with it. On Saturday, McAuliffe put the National Guard on alert and declared a state of emergency.

Based on his experience in civil wars on three continents, Mines cited five conditions that support his prediction: entrenched national polarization, with no obvious meeting place for resolution; increasingly divisive press coverage and information flows; weakened institutions, notably Congress and the judiciary; a sellout or abandonment of responsibility by political leadership; and the legitimization of violence as the “in” way to either conduct discourse or solve disputes.
President Trump “modeled violence as a way to advance politically and validated bullying during and after the campaign,” Mines wrote in Foreign Policy. “Judging from recent events the left is now fully on board with this,” he continued, citing anarchists in anti-globalization riots as one of several flashpoints. “It is like 1859, everyone is mad about something and everyone has a gun.”
To test Mines’s conjecture, I reached out to five prominent Civil War historians this weekend. “When you look at the map of red and blue states and overlap on top of it the map of the Civil War—and who was allied with who in the Civil War—not much has changed,” Judith Giesberg, the editor of the Journal of the Civil War Era and a historian at Villanova University, told me. “We never agreed on the outcome of the Civil War and the direction the country should go in. The postwar amendments were highly contentious—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which provides equal protection under the law—and they still are today. What does it mean to deliver voting rights to people of color? We still don’t know.”

She added, “Does that make us vulnerable to a repeat of the past? I don’t see a repeat of those specific circumstances. But that doesn’t mean we are not entering something similar in the way of a culture war. We are vulnerable to racism, tribalism, and conflicting visions of the way forward for our nation.”


Yes of course we have conflicting visions of the way forward for our nation!!

One group wants to teach atheism in public schools, kill babies that are inconvenient, tear down nation's borders, spend $trillions on trying to change the climate, conduct social experiments in the military and encourage all types of sexual perversion.

The other group wants to fear the Lord, follow the 10 commandments, make killing babies of all ages illegal, keep the military set aside for men who are trained to kill our enemies, have strong borders and discourage sexual perversion as it attacks the family unit of ONE MAN & ONE WOMAN til death do them part.

Do you think there is a lot of room for compromise in these two polar opposite views??
Of course not!! 

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Nashville Statement

Twitter is going bonkers today over the Nashville Statement put out by the evangelical Christian organization, The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Of course the godless hate it.  They hate anything that points to God as creator.  They also hate anything that mentions sin.  They don't want there to be any mention of sin, repentance and justice because many of them just want to wallow in their sin like pigs in the mud....just like ALL OF US ONCE DID until Jesus saved us, convicted us and changed us!

NASHVILLE – The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) announced August 29th the release of The Nashville Statement, an evangelical coalition statement on biblical sexuality.

CBMW convened a meeting of evangelical leaders on August 25th that was hosted by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission during its national conference. The meeting included a coalition of scholars, pastors, and other leaders who discussed and endorsed The Nashville Statement. The statement, comprised of 14 affirmations and denials, addresses issues related to human sexuality, “in the hope of serving Christ’s church,” according to the statement’s preamble.

The Nashville Statement comes thirty years after CBMW published the Danvers Statement of 1987 – the organization’s founding document – and aims to address current issues of sexuality.

“The spirit of our age does not delight in God’s good design of male and female. Consequently, confusion reigns over some of the most basic questions of our humanity,” said Denny Burk, president of CBMW. “The aim of The Nashville Statement is to shine a light into the darkness – to declare the goodness of God’s design in our sexuality and in creating us as male and female.”

Burk added: “It is our prayer that this statement might provide help for churches and Christian organizations that are looking for biblical guidance on how to address homosexuality and transgenderism. We also aim to foster a coalition of like-minded evangelicals to stand together for the challenging days ahead. Finally, we wish to influence a rising generation of evangelicals who are under pressure to abandon scriptural teaching about marriage, gender, and sexuality.”

CBMW’s co-founder John Piper said, “The Nashville Statement is a Christian manifesto concerning issues of human sexuality. It speaks with forthright clarity, biblical conviction, gospel compassion, cultural relevance, and practical helpfulness. It will prove to be, I believe, enormously helpful for thousands of pastors and leaders hoping to give wise, biblical, and gracious guidance to their people.”
“I am signing The Nashville Statement because I stand with biblical orthodoxy, the only witness for hope and peace and God’s blessing,” said author Rosaria Butterfield. “By God through the merit and power of Jesus Christ, here I stand.”

In addition to Piper and Butterfield, the list of those who have signed the statement includes evangelical figures J. I. Packer, James Dobson, John MacArthur, Russell Moore, Wayne Grudem, Tony Perkins, D. A. Carson, Albert Mohler, Francis Chan, R. C. Sproul, Sam Allberry, and Marvin Olasky.

“The Nashville Statement is an urgently needed moment of gospel clarity,” said Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. “The Sexual Revolution cannot keep its promises, and the church must stand ready to receive with compassion the many who are in need of a better hope. The Nashville Statement is part of that mission, and my prayer is that it will help anchor churches and Christians to the gospel of Jesus Christ for years to come.”

Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and one of the plenary speakers at the meeting in Nashville, said, “Like so many other statements—the Chicago Statement on biblical inerrancy, the Danvers Statement on biblical manhood and womanhood—I think we’ll look back on The Nashville Statement as a word that needed to be said, a message that needed to be sent. It is clarity in the midst of confusion that will stand the test of time and the test of truth.”

Andrew T. Walker, director of the ERLC’s Research Institute, which helped convene the meeting, says that the statement “will have lasting impact for generations to come.” He added, “We are pleased to offer this statement as a faithful expression of Christian conviction in a secular age.”

The entire text of The Nashville Statement can be read here, with a list of endorsements for the statement found here.


In the last days men will surround themselves with teachers and doctrines that please their ears.  They want to be told that there is nothing wrong with fornication, adultery, multiple wives, sex with children, sex with animals, homosexuality because they were BORN WITH THOSE they CAN'T BE WRONG!

But when someone dares to point to the word of God that says GOD CREATED THEM MALE AND FEMALE....they go ballistic.

If you have a Twitter account, go to the hashtag #NashvilleStatement and read the comments.  You will quickly realize how the world will actually celebrate when followers of Christ suddenly vanish from this earth.

Someone will quickly start a hashtag soon after the rapture....#FinallyTheyAreGone or #LetTheAgeOfAquariusBegin or #NoMoreJudgmentalPeople or #GoodRiddance.

One comment on Twitter said, "If the Nashville Statement has anything to do with what Jesus said, then I want no part of him now or ever!"

How tragic and terrifying!!  One day those words that were typed will be played for this man at the Great White Throne judgment....and Jesus will say, "Well, you got your wish!  Now depart from me!"


Could Harvey be Result of Mid East Peace Push

Yesterday, we wondered on a blog post if hurricane Harvey could be added to the long list of "coincidences" that surround USA pushing Israel to make peace and/or divide land.

It turns out that we weren't the only ones who are wondering.

Is Hurricane Harvey Divine Reaction to Latest US Mid-East Peace Push?

Hurricane Harvey, described as the “worst disaster” in Texan history, fits into a troubling pattern of natural disasters striking America at times when the country’s leadership is attempting to push Israel into negotiating with its Palestinian neighbors for a peaceful two-state solution involving Israeli concessions.

The category four hurricane, called “unprecedented and “beyond anything experienced” by the US National Weather Service, made landfall Friday night, slamming the Corpus Christi region of Texas with 130 MPH winds and 13-foot storm surges. As of Sunday, at least 50 counties had been declared state disaster areas as a result of what FEMA labeled “the worst disaster” in Texan history. At least eight people were reported as having died as a result of the storm, dozens more were injured, and that number is expected to rise.

While “it is forbidden to attribute divine motivations to such disasters”, Rabbi Yosef Dayan, a former member of the nascent Sanhedrin, told Breaking Israel News, “an introspective process is clearly necessary.”

One overarching spiritual theme places the disaster in a peculiar context. The storm coincided with the Trump Administration’s Middle East negotiating team, led by Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, visiting the region in yet another attempt to jump-start peace talks. The devastation of Hurricane Harvey thus follows in a long line of natural disasters that have accompanied the anti-Israel political process of negotiating with the Palestinians.

Many steps along the way of the seemingly unending Middle East “peace” process have been marked by destructive hurricanes and disasters. President George H.W. Bush signed the Oslo Accords on October 30, 1991, setting the stage for the ill-fated two-state solution and the idea of land for peace. The very next day, a hurricane dubbed “The Perfect Storm” hit the east coast of the United States, destroying Bush’s house in Kennebunkport, Maine.

The trend continued in August 23, 1992, when the Madrid Conference moved to Washington DC and peace talks resumed. One day later, Hurricane Andrew, the worst natural disaster recorded in American history, hit Florida.

In 1998, after Secretary of State Madeline Albright gave a press briefing announcing an American-brokered deal that would require Israel to give up 13 percent of Judea and Samaria, Georges, a category 4 hurricane, hit the United States Gulf Coast with winds of 110 mph and gusts of up to 175 mph. In terms of damage, it was the costliest hurricane since Hurricane Andrew, causing $10 billion of damage and killing 604 people.

Less than one month later, when PLO head Yasser Arafat met with Israeli Prime Minister at the Wye River Plantation to discuss the deal, Hurricane Madeline raged off the coast of Texas. The resulting rains and tornados caused over $750 million in damage, and killing 31 people.

In 2005, one of the deadliest natural disasters in US history, Hurricane Katrina, coincided with the expulsion of the Jewish population from Gush Katif, which became part of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, in a much-reviled political move made under pressure from the US government.

More recently, in June 2016, a summit was held in Paris as a prelude to a multi-national conference that would force Israel to unilaterally accept the two-state solution and create a Palestinian state within its borders. As the delegates left the summit, rain began to fall. Over the next 24 hours, the River Seine rose 20 feet, resulting in the worst flooding Paris has seen in decades.


Until we see Jesus in glory and have all things explained to us, we can't say for sure that God did this or God did that....but we also have been given eyes to see and ears to hear.  When you see and hear of countless natural disasters and then see how they coincide with nations pressuring's possible to at least imagine God's hand fulfilling the promise of Genesis 12 surrounding Israel and the Jews...."I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you."

We have no idea what Team Trump has in mind for Israel....but it sure makes us wonder if he had dispatched his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to pressure the Jews to give up some more land?

Monday, August 28, 2017

US Promises Peace Plan to Palestinians in 4 Months

The Bible is clear that the Antichrist will CONFIRM a peace plan with Israel when he shows up on scene.  So we can watch for the world to attempt to broker a peace plan as the Last Days continue to draw closer.

Today we see this headline;

US promises Palestinians a peace plan in 4 months

Partially yielding to Palestinian threats, the Trump administration has reportedly agreed to present a peace plan in the next four months.   

Jared Kushner, a top adviser to President Donald J. Trump, met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Thursday to try to jump-start the stalled peace talks. After months without progress, the Mideast envoy faced growing skepticism on the Palestinian side.

With no clear vision for peace outlined by the administration, expectations for the new peace push are low.

Israel Hayom quoted a senior Palestinian official on Sunday who said that Kushner asked Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting in Ramallah to hold back on their threat to take unilateral diplomatic initiatives against Israel for a period of some four months, in exchange for an American commitment to submit a comprehensive diplomatic plan within that time frame to advance the diplomatic process.

The Palestinians have expressed pessimism and set preconditions, including an ultimatum that unless progress towards a two-state solution is made within 45 days, the Palestinians will consider themselves no longer committed to US mediation. Kushner’s response was apparently a response to this ultimatum.

According to the Palestinian official quoted by Israel Hayom, the Trump administration intends to formulate a plan that includes a timetable for discussion of most of the core issues. The Trump administration has conditioned its efforts on the Palestinians’ “silence” on the diplomatic front against Israel.

Abbas reportedly agreed in principle to Kushner’s request, but asked for Trump’s personal guarantee and commitment to the plan and the two-state vision.

Trump has said he would accept any solution that would resolve the conflict. “Looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like,” he said in February, at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington.

The White House later said both sides agreed that the US-led talks were the best step forward. “The Palestinian Authority and the US delegation had a productive meeting focused on how to begin substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Both sides agreed to continue with the US-led conversations as the best way to reach a comprehensive peace deal,” the statement said.

According to Israel Hayom, it was also decided that Trump and Abbas would meet at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in September, and that during the meeting Trump will present his road map for peace. Trump is already slated to meet Netanyahu.

Meanwhile, the Arab daily Al-Hayat reported on Saturday that Kushner told Abbas that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to order a complete construction freeze in Judea and Samaria because doing so could “lead to the collapse of the coalition.”

The Palestinians have reportedly demanded that Israel freeze all construction in Judea and Samaria and in Jerusalem as a precondition to any future talks.


As we watch the UNPRECEDENTED FLOODING happening in Houston and the billions and billions it's going to cost this nation to repair....we can't help but wonder if this ACT OF GOD- natural disaster has something to do with USA meddling into some plan to divide the land of Israel?

We know that many of USA's largest disasters have coincided almost perfectly with attempts to divide the land of Israel.

The Bible is clear that the nations are not to mess with God's Holy Land or the people of Israel.

Joel 3
I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.

Check this out if you think this line of thinking is crazy....and decide for yourselves.

They gave 10 examples of times America was allegedly punished for its actions against Israel. Here’s what they said:

1. On March 22, 1979, the Carter administration chose not to veto U.N. Resolution 446, which related to territory gained by Israel in its 1967 war with neighboring Arab states. Four days later, the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty was signed in Washington. As a result of that treaty, Israel gave up a tremendous amount of territory. Two days later the worst nuclear power plant disaster in U.S. history made headlines all over the globe.

2. On Oct. 30, 1991, President George H. W. Bush opened the Madrid Peace Conference, which brought Israelis and Palestinians together to negotiate for the very first time. At the same time, the “perfect storm” was brewing in the North Atlantic. This storm traveled 1,000 miles the “wrong” direction and sent 35-foot waves slamming directly into President Bush’s home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

3. On Aug. 23, 1992, the Madrid Peace Conference moved to Washington, D.C., and the very next day Hurricane Andrew made landfall in Florida, causing $30 billion in damage. It was the worst natural disaster up to that time in U.S. history.

4. On Jan. 16, 1994, President Clinton met with President Bashar Assad of Syria to discuss the possibility of Israel giving up the Golan Heights. Within 24 hours, the devastating Northridge earthquake hit southern California.

5. On Jan. 21, 1998, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at the White House but received a very cold reception. In fact, President Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright actually refused to have lunch with him. That same day, the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, sending the Clinton presidency into a tailspin from which it never recovered.

6. On Sept. 28, 1998, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was working on finalizing a plan that would have had Israel give up approximately 13 percent of Judea and Samaria. On that day, Hurricane George slammed into the Gulf Coast with wind gusts of up to 175 miles an hour.

7. On May 3, 1999, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was supposed to hold a news conference to declare the creation of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital. On that day, the most powerful tornadoes ever recorded in the U.S. ripped through Oklahoma and Kansas.

8. On April 30, 2003, “the Road Map to Peace” that had been developed by the so-called “Quartet” (U.S., E.U., U.N. and Russia) was presented to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon by U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer. Over the next seven days, the U.S. was hit by a staggering 412 tornadoes. It was the largest tornado cluster ever recorded up to that time.

9. In 2005, President George W. Bush convinced Israel that it was necessary to remove all of the Jewish settlers from Gaza and turn it over entirely to the Palestinians. The very last of the settlers were evacuated on Aug. 23, 2005. On that precise day, a storm that would be given the name “Katrina” started forming over the Bahamas. It’s ranked as the costliest natural disaster in all of U.S. history up to that time.

10.  On May 19, 2011, President Barack Obama told Israel there must be a return to the pre-1967 borders. Three days later a half-mile-wide multiple-vortex tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri.


School Removes Jesus Statues

If you want one more example of how clueless the leftists are becoming....check this one out and weep.

It turns out a 160 year old Catholic School...I REPEAT...CATHOLIC SCHOOL! removing it's statues of Jesus, because other faiths may find Jesus to be offensive to them.

Parents of students at a Catholic school in the San Francisco Bay area are protesting the board’s decision to remove and relocate more than 160 statues of Jesus, Mary and historic church figures from the campus in an effort to make the school more “inclusive.”

Shannon Fitzpatrick, who has an 8-year-old son at San Domenico School in San Anselmo told the local Marin Independent Journal that “articulating an inclusive foundation appears to mean letting go of San Domenico’s 167-year tradition as a Dominican Catholic school and being both afraid and ashamed to celebrate one’s heritage and beliefs.”

She said that during the time of her family’s association with the K-12 independent school, “the word ‘Catholic’ has been removed from the mission statement, sacraments were removed from the curriculum, the lower school curriculum was changed to world religions, the logo and colors were changed to be ‘less Catholic,’ and the uniform was changed to be less Catholic.”

The chair of the school’s board of trustees, Amy Skewes-Cox, explained to the local paper that the move was made to help non-Christian students feel more welcome.

“If you walk on the campus and the first thing you confront is three or four statues of St. Dominic or St. Francis, it could be alienating for that other religion, and we didn’t want to further that feeling,” she said.

The removal of a statue of Mary and the Christ child from the school’s center courtyard was especially troubling to parents.

Fitzpatrick said other families share her concern.

“Many parents feel if the school is heading in a different direction then the San Domenico community should have been notified before the signing of the enrollment for the following year,” she said.

San Domenico, founded by the Dominican Sisters in 1850 as an independent, Catholic school, meaning its not owned by a religious order, has 660 students, including 98 from foreign nations. Among the religions they represent are Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam.

Instead of teaching Catholic theology, the school provides instruction in world religions and philosophy.

The head of the school, Cecily Stock, told the Independent Journal the school’s approach is “really about empowering each student and giving them the information so they can discover their own purpose, their own truth.”

Mirza Khan, the school’s director of philosophy, ethics and world religions, told the paper the Dominican teaching philosophy “is not to teach there is only one truth.”

“It is to foster conversation, to intentionally invite in participants that have different perspectives in a very open-ended process of philosophical and spiritual inquiry. That has been a long-standing part of the Dominican tradition.”


Yes!!  It turns out the statues could confuse Muslims or Buddhists from discovering THEIR OWN TRUTH!!

Wait....I thought Jesus clearly said that HE came to bring THE TRUTH so that THE TRUTH could set us free!!

Free from what??

Free from all the satanic delusion that had totally swamped the earth!!  Free from the idea that all of us can invent our own truth!

It's beyond comprehension how any logical man can actually believe there can be 7 billion "Truths" out for each person on planet earth to discover!!

It seems that here we have even more evidence that the Catholic church may be part of the ONE WORLD RELIGION that will be ushered in AFTER all of us intolerant followers of Christ have gone to meet Jesus in the clouds.

Keep praying people!  Let's pray that WE won't be ashamed of Jesus in front of that HE won't be ashamed of us!!

Mark 8
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

US Government Preps for "Black Sky"

How long could we function in this country if the electricity went off?  We could stay calm for a few hours or maybe even a day but after that pandemonium would be the standard.

Once the grocery stores went empty you would have 95% of the country wondering where their next meal would come from and panic would boil over really quickly.

US Government Preparing for “Black Sky” Doomsday Scenario

An exercise designed to prepare the US for a high-tech end-of-days scenario has just ended in preparation for a threat that is growing as America’s enemies focus on these attacks that could cripple America. Government efforts in this area are increasing and as one expert put it, “It is not a matter of ‘if, but a matter of ‘when’”.

On Wednesday, an invitation-only exercise called EarthEX 2017 was held by the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EIS) Council to prepare for what experts are calling ‘Black Sky’.  Black Sky events are any catastrophes, man-made or natural, that disrupt the normal functioning of society and its necessary infrastructures in multiple regions for extended periods of time. This can include extreme weather, mega earthquakes, cyber terrorism, and high altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

An EMP is a powerful burst of electromagnetic energy capable of destroying susceptible electronic equipment over a wide area. In its first report eleven years ago, the Congressional EMP Commission warned that one EMP attack could kill up to 90 percent of America’s civilian population within one year through starvation, disease, and societal collapse.

All of these threats are described in prophecies describing the end-of days. Most notably, EMPs and nuclear wars may have been hinted at in the Bible.

Large scale threats have become an increasing concern to the government. Last month, 200 experts from 24 countries and dozens of states gathered in Washington DC to plan for Black Sky events. The summit included defense and security ministers, scientists, engineers, and non-government organizations  Also present were members of the U.S. military, National Guard Adjutant Generals, officials from Homeland Security, Department of Energy, FEMA, NOAA, and experts from the utility, distribution and supply sectors.

“It’s not ‘if’ but ‘when’ a Black Sky event will occur. The time is now for each of us to do all we can to be resilient, to prevent — but also to prepare to restore and rebuild,” warned Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives and co-chair of the Florida House Working Group on Cyber Security and EMP, in USA Today after attending the event.


Do I personally believe that we followers of Christ are going to witness anarchy, chaos and meltdown on a national or international basis?


I believe that life is going to carry on pretty much 'business as usual"....with people eating, drinking, planting, building, marrying, planning their weddings, etc...and THEY will have no clue what time it is in God's prophetic calendar until it's too late for them.

"For as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming (for His bride-the church) of the Son of Man."

I believe that headlines like the one above are one more sign of how close the left-behind world is to the Great Tribulation.

Of course OUR BLESSED HOPE is that all these headlines are also pointing to the nearness of of the Father telling the Son, "All is ready!  Now go and get your bride!"