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Good News! God Does not Love You Unconditionally — He loves believers steadfastly.  We went to a church before I was a believer (Disciples of Christ – my parents have always belong to that denomination) and the pastor preached the “God loves you unconditionally” theme every week and even put up a billboard with that lie.  I could imagine all the pagans thinking, “Great, He loves me unconditionally – no need to repent and believe or go to that church to learn more!”


Growing List of “Unnecessary” Treatments Under Socialized Medicine — Only people who fail at basic economics don’t realize that Socialized Medicine leads to more rationing — and especially when ridiculous “trans” procedures will be covered.


Black Woman’s Presidential Campaign Rejected by Racist Sexist Democrats

How perfect is this? Kamala Harris got beat by a gay white guy, a fake Cherokee and a socialist Jew. Trump couldn’t have planned it any better as a way to inflame racial paranoia in the African-American community. I’m sure Vladimir Putin must be delighted by this news . . .

So the Left – including the media – is completely racist!

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Humorless scolds.  Pure self-parody: Melinda Gates get rich by marrying white male tech geek Bill Gates then spends his money acting like it is oppression because women don’t choose STEM degrees.  And she got a bunch of bitter, irrational, un-funny people to make a video where the premise is that it will take 208 years (note the precision!) for women to be “equal.”  The only funny parts are how the dislikes on the videos are vastly higher than the likes and that they had to turn the comments off.


Former Obama Operatives Creating FAKE NEWS Sites To Help Democrats Win Election — The propaganda machine is in full swing.


Chick-fil-A gave money to Southern Poverty Law Center two years ago, tax records show — That’s twisted on multiple levels.

SPLC’s list may have contributed indirectly to a terrorist attack in 2012, when a gunman attacked the Family Research Council. The shooter said he had found the name on the SPLC’s website and had wanted to attack them in a blow for LGBT rights. At the time of the shooting, the terrorist had over a dozen Chick-fil-A sandwiches on his person.


Andy Ngo Suspended From Twitter for Stating Facts — Ngo’s thought crime was tweeting this: “The US is one of the safest countries for trans people. The murder rate of trans victims is actually lower than that for cis population. Also, who is behind the murders? Mostly black men.”  But these ignorant and/or malicious and/or cowardly Leftists pretend that if you don’t completely cater to these mentally ill / sinful people that they’ll all get murdered tomorrow.


These people really need Jesus.  Interesting that he noticed how the LGBTQX designations are part of this, as people are desperate for anything that makes them feel special.

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Christian feminist: I refuse to take my husband’s last name! Smash the patriarchy!

Christian: So you’re going to keep your dad’s name instead?

CF: Oh, uh, maybe I’ll take my mom’s name then! Smash the patriarchy!

C: So you’re going to take your grandfather’s name instead?

[Seemingly infinite regress]

CF: You mean they are all male names?!?! Stupid patriarchy.


The most nonsensical thing about the Ukraine thing is that the Dems are basically saying that it would be bad for Trump to want foreign countries to help us discover wrongdoings by Democrats.


Great points!  Why don’t these climate “strikers” stop using their electronic devices 24×7, tell teachers to turn off A/C, start riding their bikes everywhere, etc.  Hat tip: Danny


Savagery Reaches Edmonton — It is creepy enough at its core, but remember that the Left wants the guy to be able to waltz over our border and get full benefits here after he is paroled.

Koshwal faces an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 to 25 years for stabbing his former girlfriend Nadine Skow more than 100 times, then removing some of her organs.



Every single 2020 Democrat would force taxpayers to cover abortion — Of course, because they are Molech-worshiping ghouls.  But the Republicans should use this every chance they get.  Only pro-abortion extremists want to force others to pay for abortions.


Why Are Pro-Choicers Bothered by Images of Aborted Clumps of Cells?  Because they know who they are killing.

Now why is a pro-life display “hurtful, sometimes deeply so,” if the unborn are not human persons? If the unborn are merely tissue mass, as the pro-choice side claims, then why would it deeply hurt anyone to see that our society is complicit in the removal of mere clumps of cells? It’s only hurtful if pro-life displays remind people of their guilt—the kind of guilt that one presumably wouldn’t feel since abortion doesn’t terminate the life of a baby. Or does it?

Let’s do a thought experiment: Suppose a fringe group believes that appendectomies and tonsillectomies are murder. The rest of us counter that appendixes and tonsils are just human organs and not whole human beings themselves. Suppose, further, this fringe group says, all right, they’ll display images of appendectomies and removed tonsils on public college campuses. Would anybody care to block their pictures? Would anybody claim this is “hate speech” and deeply hurtful?

Most of us would say, go ahead, we don’t feel any guilt over having our appendixes removed, and those pictures would actually prove our case that organs are not human persons. Their displays wouldn’t drive us to the point of censoring and covering pictures by standing in front of them.

But that’s the rub, isn’t it? Pictures of aborted fetuses have arms, heads, and faces. Appendixes and tonsils do not have faces that will never smile nor eyes that will never open again.


Paris: Feminists Attack Other Protesters For Highlighting Study Showing 52% of Male Rapists Are Migrants — Feminists are insane, even by Leftist standards.

“While the feminist marchers weren’t interested in hearing about who is “doing the raping” — as our president would say — they were very interested in flashing their bosoms in public to random onlookers to allegedly “protest” against “patriarchy,” notes Chris Menahan.


Academics Confirm Welfare Draws Immigrants — Who needed a study for this?  It is such basic economics.  Incentives drive behavior.  We are funding our own destruction by giving money to illegals.


I love this movie.


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Slavery Is Plantation Care | The Babylon Bee

Conservative Slams Liberal Policies He’ll Support Five Years From Now | The Babylon Bee — Yep.  So many conservatives are just rolling-20-year-Leftists – i.e., they don’t conserve biblical values or timeless conservative positions, they just wait until the pressure gets too great before changing to the new status quo.

Nation’s Progressives Give Thanks That They Have So Much To Be Angry About This Year | The Babylon Bee


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Chicago area school district allows transgender students unrestricted access to locker rooms — So sick, and made worse by the adults who are preening over their perverted policies.

John 10:25-30 – so many eternal truths in one short passage

I’ve been focusing on this passage a lot as I added it to my Bible Memory list.  It has one fascinating and important truth after another.  The context is the “Good Shepherd” narrative where Jesus is speaking to the Pharisees.  He was asked if He was really the Christ, but they didn’t want the answer.

John 10:25–30 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

It is crucial to note that these people have seen Jesus face-to-face many times and even seen his miracles firsthand, yet they still don’t believe.

John 10:25 I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but you do not believe . . .

Keep that in mind when skeptics say they’d believe if only they got a sign from God.  The Bible says they have already been given plenty of signs to know about God:

Romans 1:18–20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

And Jesus warned against asking for signs:

Matthew 16:4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed.

And just ask atheists if they’d worship God even if they were provided evidence that met their standards.  Many will admit that they still wouldn’t follow him.

Why didn’t the listeners believe even when they talked to the incarnate Christ in person and saw his miracles?  Because they weren’t his.  The Father hadn’t given them to Jesus.  And as Stan noted in the comments section, they believed because they were his sheep.  They didn’t believe and then become his sheep.

but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep . . . My Father, who has given them to me . . .

How are his sheep identified?  They believe Jesus, they follow Jesus and they persevere over time.

but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

So when “Christian” Leftists and other false teachers deny the Bible – which Jesus affirmed (the Old Testament) and authorized (the New Testament), then you can know they are wolves.  They don’t believe Jesus.   They don’t follow him, they follow the world.

One of the hidden blessings of the LGBTQX movement is that it makes a clear distinction between sheep and goats.  No one will have an excuse as to why they followed a false teacher.

This is an important truth for evangelism.  We should scatter the seed of the Gospel broadly and not try to guess who is and isn’t in Jesus’ flock.  We’ve all seen people who seemed highly unlikely to believe (I witness that monthly doing prison ministry) as well as those who you’d think would believe but don’t.  It glorifies God to proclaim the truth about Jesus regardless of whether people accept him.  But if people are hostile to the Gospel, then they either aren’t his sheep or it isn’t their time to believe.

And note the double assurance of perseverance: No one will snatch you out of Jesus’ hand or the Father’s hand.  You didn’t save yourself, you won’t un-save yourself, and no one else will un-save you.  That isn’t to say that you should never test yourself, just that if you have repented, believed and trust his Word then your default setting should be set on assurance.

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!

If you work really hard you can ignore the concept of predestination and salvation by grace and not works in this and other passages :-).  There is no hint that Jesus thinks that if He just badgers them some more that they will become his sheep.  Also this:

My Father, who has given them to me . . .

And note Jesus’ divinity here.  His hand = the Father’s hands. And this:

I and the Father are one.

The whole passage is so clear about sheep, goats, evidence, evangelism, predestination, perseverance of the saints and salvation by grace.  It is no accident that the “Christian” Left works overtime to dismiss the authority of the Gospel of John (and more).  Every time they do so they prove Jesus’ points.

Meditate on this passage today and enjoy the beautiful truths!

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Christian feminist: I know what the Bible says, but I refuse to submit to my husband!

Also Christian feminist: I gladly submit to my male supervisor, even though he would fire me or lay me off if it was in his best interests.


Watch: Anti-Trump Protester Refuses to Denounce Obama For Deporting More Immigrants Than Trump — The Moron Vote is dangerous.


Wow, good for him!  So many celebrity Christians have weak theology, but not this guy.  I love how he uses his forum so well for the real Gospel and slams the prosperity gospel.


Teacher adopts student with Down syndrome after his mother dies — Beautiful story.  One of the hardest things about raising a special needs child would be worrying about their care once you are gone.


‘It’s Violence’: Transgender Person Lashes Out At CNN Reporter For Mispronouncing Name — More Transanity.  Aside from the lunacy of saying you “misgendered” someone by stating their true gender, it obviously isn’t violence.  Worse yet, mispronouncing someone’s name – even if deliberately – isn’t remotely violent.  And the “trans” person used an unusual pronunciation, so reporter did nothing wrong.



I’m trying to figure out why Hot Air removed this comment from this post — The Salvation Army took on LGBTQ activists…. and won:

“Look, the men of Sodom groped for the door to pursue their homosexual desires even AFTER God blinded them*. Do you really think the Leftists, including the “Christian” Leftists, are going to give up so easily?

*Genesis 19:11 And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door.”


Numerous outlets retract story on immigrant children after discovering it used Obama-era numbers

Democrats were swift to condemn the numbers before they realized they were from when former President Barack Obama was in office. The House Homeland Security Committee posted a now-deleted tweet saying, “These numbers are horrifying. The Trump administration’s child separation policy is cruel and shameful.”


Students Ditch Their Phones For a Week, Report Feeling Happier & More Refreshed


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Pro-Choicer Finds Baby Floating Down River, Shoves Him Toward Waterfall To Speed Things Along | The Babylon Bee — Oof!

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Please watch this outstanding video.  Hat tip: The Domain for Truth.  I still appreciate classical apologetics for various reasons, but the logic of presuppositional apologetics is sound.  Romans 1:18-20 stopped me in my tracks the first time I read through the Bible, but it took a while to realize the truth that everyone really does know there is a God — i.e., there are no real atheists — but many suppress the truth in unrighteousness.  We shouldn’t forget that truth when we go to do evangelism.  Atheists appeal to logic and reason to justify their logic and reason (i.e., a circular reference), but we appeal to God as the source of them.  I like how he showed that many atheists wouldn’t worship God even if you satisfied their demands for evidence.  The God of the Bible says you already have enough evidence.


Viktor Orbán: Western Europe is Finished, Central is the Future — Yes, but who would have predicted this?

“We want to live as free nations, not as provinces or subordinates to empire,” said Orbán, adding, “We are Central European Democrats. Therefore, we must defend the sovereignty of nation states, because if we abandon it, it will mean the end of democracy.”

One way Orbán is trying to rebuild his country is by encouraging its citizens to have children in order to eliminate the need for mass immigration.

Hungary is offering €30,600 to married couples who have three or more children.

A married couple receives the €30,600 as a loan from the government upon getting married. The loan then has to be repaid until the couple has three children. At this point, the debt is completely forgiven.

The impact of pro-family policies in Hungary has been massive.

Abortions dropped from 40,449 to 28,500 from 2010 to 2017, divorces fell from 23,873 in 2010 to 18,600, and marriages increase by a huge 42 percent.


Evergreen State College enrollment is down sharply once again — Get woke, go broke — campus style.  The knucklehead leaders let the lunatics run the asylum, so anyone with a degree from there will permanently suffer and enrollment declines could continue to put them in a tailspin.  Who would want to donate to that freak show or attend there?


Left-Wing Journalist on Sweden’s Migrant Suburbs: “Everyone Knew it Would End in Disaster” — Too late.  Your country is doomed.


Moonbats Easily Talked Out of Impeachment — They didn’t realize that they’d get Pence if Trump is impeached.  The moron vote is scary.


Chick-fil-A to stop donating to charities that oppose LGBT lifestyles —  Sad day. And they’ll regret it even on secular terms, because the “woke” crowd will still hate and protest them and they’ll lose a lot of Christian fans.

They are just another fast food chain now. They would have been better off opening on Sundays than caving to the Gaystapo.

The mystique is gone forever.

Morons. Cowardly morons.

GLAAD says Chick-fil-A donation shift not enough, company needs to “unequivocally speak out against anti-LGBTQ reputation” — That took about 15 minutes.  What a surprise.

LGBT advocacy group GLAAD has responded to Monday’s news that fast food giant Chick-fil-A will cease donating to Christian charities dubbed “anti-LGBT” amid pushback from activists.

GLAAD said people should “greet the announcement with cautious optimism,” but argues that the restaurant’s shift does not go far enough to appease LGBT advocates, calling on Chick-fil-A to change its workplace policies to be more LGBT-friendly as well as publicly disavow its “anti-LGBTQ reputation.”


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Chick-Fil-A Trades Adoring Christian Fans For Outraged Mob That Won’t Be Appeased Until Their Every Demand Is Met | The Babylon Bee

Restaurant spokespeople say they believe this move will be enough to appease the LGBTQ community and aren’t worried about further demands from the mob until Chick-fil-A is groveling at the outraged leftists’ feet.

“In no way will this backfire on us,” said Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. “Surely the left will be entirely appeased by this move. They will definitely forgive us right away and welcome us as one of them. In no way will they hold our past activities against us. This is much better than our previous Christian audience, who were always adoring us and never protesting us.”

Cathy said the Christian fans have been great, but it’s boring just having loyal fans who support you through thick and thin, and he’d much rather have fans who stage die-ins and cancel you when you don’t cave in.

“Sometimes you just want to be loved by a group that protests you for years and calls you a bigot,” he added, shrugging.

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How the Pill Kills — It kills physically, emotionally and spiritually.


Somali Hate Hoaxer in Finland — So many hoaxes.  If this incidents are so common, why do they have to manufacture them?  Jussie Smollett could not be reached for comment.

Once again, a hoaxer is exposed by the extreme seriousness with which everyone takes their often trivial allegations. Taksi Helsinki launched an investigation and found that Husu was lying.

However, Husu is not about to relinquish his precious oppression that easily. “Here’s the whole point left out: taxi drivers with foreign backgrounds are being subjected to constant racist harassment,” Hussein said.

So constant that he had to invent an incident of someone telling him to go back to Somalia.


How the ‘Expectations Trap’ Can Ruin Dating for Women That Are Successful in the Workplace — Short version: Feminist lies set up up women for a lifetime of misery.  Most won’t make it to the top, just like most high school athletes don’t make it to the pros.  And even if she does succeed, she will have narrowed down the pool of people she’ll be satisfied with and who will be interested in her to a remarkably small amount.  And even if they marry her mindset won’t be conducive to a positive, lasting union.

On top of all that, to succeed in her high powered job, Fiona is going to be REQUIRED to behave in a masculine fashion. She’s going to have to be in charge, give orders, push people and be willing to set aside her feelings and grind as long as it takes to get the job done. As a general rule, masculine characteristics in a woman aren’t attractive to men. So again, other more feminine women may have more appeal to a guy like Tony.

Put another way, Fiona is going to find that the pool of potential mates she has is small compared to other women and most of them aren’t going to find her to be a particularly good match. She’s not necessarily going to be an outright “no” for them, but she is going to competing with a large number of younger, more feminine, more fertile women that are going to generally have more appeal to the type of guys she wants.


South Park Takes on Transgender Athletes — Good for them.  Most Christians are too gutless to point out the obvious.


Lesbian ‘Moms’ Pose with Baby in Matching ‘Thank God for Abortion’ Shirt and Onesie — Molech-worshiping ghouls.


Want To Get In Harvard Without Good Test Scores? Become A Liberal Activist — One of the sickest things about these Leftist elitists is their love for those who kill the police.


Sterilization Without Consent — Yikes – didn’t realize at first that this was a Muslim doctor doing this to non-Muslims.  If it were reversed you’d hear about it 24×7 (in parallel with the impeachment hearings, because it would obviously be Trump’s fault).

Beware of getting services by Muslims!


“Baby Trump” balloon slasher defiant: “First time I’ve seen a liberal get mad about chopping up a baby” — I’m not a big fan of vandalism.  I am a big fan of reminding people of the #1 priority of Leftists.


The Human Rights Campaign, their Democrat allies and their corporate sponsors — So many of the Democrats pushing for “same-sex marriage” and other pro-LGBTQX things just “happened” to have sexually abused children.  Of course the media ignores it.


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Scholars Now Believe Saul Threw Spear At David For Playing Christmas Music Well Before Thanksgiving | The Babylon Bee


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Watch and cringe.  This is what they are teaching children in public schools, and it will only get worse.  Brought to you by the Left — including the “Christian” Left.


About those open and closed doors . . .

Many Christians get borderline  – or over the line – superstitious* when it comes to “open” and “closed” doors and making important decisions.  They should be using the wisdom model of decision making, as the Bible teaches it, because there are zero Bible verses even hinting that God drops us little clues that have to decipher less we mess up his plans.  Not only does the wisdom model result in better decisions, but you get to enjoy your freedom in Christ and stop second-guessing everything.

If something looks easy, people sometimes think of that as an open door that they should go through, or if it looks hard it means that God has closed the door.  Maybe, but maybe not.  Consider these two passages.

1 Corinthians 16:8–9 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost, for a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

One might think that if there are “many adversaries” that it would be a closed door.  Yet Paul explicitly calls the door wide, so he plans to persevere through the opportunity.  But sometimes God does close doors – at least temporarily — such as when Jesus commands us not to throw pearls before pigs.  The key is discernment and knowing when to start and when to stop.

I realize the books were written at different times, but note how just two chapters later in the Bible later we get this:

2 Corinthians 2:12–13 When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord, my spirit was not at rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I took leave of them and went on to Macedonia.

So you’re the Apostle Paul and you know that the real Lord Jesus has opened a door for you in Troas — but you go on to Macedonia because you miss your friend Titus!  Could it be that the Lord opened multiple doors for Paul and he used his freedom in Christ to choose a different one?  Note that there is no hint that Paul was being disobedient here.

Remember that while we don’t have access to God’s sovereign will for individual decisions, He has clearly revealed his moral will to us and has promised to give us wisdom if we ask.  So as long as you aren’t violating his moral will, then ask for wisdom, read the Bible, talk to wise people, consider your personal preferences (i.e., don’t be a martyr) and then choose with freedom. 

 

 

 

 

 

If God has a sovereign plan to do something in your life then you can trust that will happen.  In the mean time, don’t be paralyzed or make bad decisions because you reverse-engineered some decision based on what you thought God was saying when it was really just you rationalizing what you wanted.


*The word superstitious reminds me of this (I’m not even a little stitious).

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