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  • Bryan Fischer: The National Popular Vote: a perfectly horrendous idea

    The National Popular Vote is a perfectly horrendous idea that ought to be strangled in the cradle. It violates virtually every principle of the republican form of government bequeathed to us by the Founders. It represents a violent lurch toward pure democracy, which the Founders abhorred.

    The NPV has now been adopted by 11 states, with New York being the latest to sign on just this week. NPV provides that, if enough states sign compacts with other states, every state which belongs to the compact will automatically award all of its electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the nationwide popular vote. New York just added its 29 electoral votes to the plan, bringing the total number of electoral votes controlled by NPV to 165, or 61 percent of the total needed for the plan to take effect. 



  • Probe Ministries: Poverty and Wealth

     Written by Don Closson Introduction It’s disheartening to meet young Christians who are convinced of the immorality of capitalism and the free market system. Sincere Christians often quote the second chapter of Acts which describes how the church in Jerusalem held all things



  • Bryan Fischer: 16th Amendment: IRS has no legal authority to tax your wages or salary

    The current tax code is now four million words long, more than four times longer than the collected works of Shakespeare, and six to seven times longer than the Bible. It requires 25 volumes to contain it, and takes up nine feet of shelf space.

     

    According to Forbes, it takes Americans over six billion hours to comply with its filing requirements. Thats the equivalent of 8,758 lifetimes. In people years, not dog years.

    This monstrosity is based entirely on the 16th Amendment, which authorizes Congress to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived. 



  • Ray Rooney, Jr.: Jesus Wept (ἐδάκρυσεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς)
    There are two instances the Gospels tell us that “Jesus wept.”  One is John 11:35 as He stands in the midst of a wake for His friend Lazarus.  The other takes place as He approaches the city of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (Luke 19:41).  In both instances, Jesus seems to be moved to tears because of the self-infliction of unnecessary pain by those for whom He cares greatly.

  • David Limbaugh: Obama's Politicized, Lawless Executive Branch

    Under the administration of President Barack Obama, as never before in my lifetime, there is reason to be a bit afraid of the federal government.

    I have written two books documenting Obama's abuses of power, his assaults on the Constitution, his wars against business and energy, his abominably reckless spending, his divisiveness, his renegade Justice Department, his regulatory expansion, his executive orders, his overall lawlessness, and more. 



  • Chuck Norris: 3 Lessons Our Politicians Should Learn From Fort Hood

    As with all Americans, my wife, Gena, and I had our hearts broken again last Wednesday as we heard about another killing spree at Fort Hood, Texas, in which four people died and 16 more were injured at the U.S. Army's largest active-duty installation.

    Chelsea Schilling, WorldNetDaily's commentator editor and journalist extraordinaire, reported shortly after the tragedy: "The shooter, identified as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez, is among the dead. Lopez reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound," but only after being confronted by a courageous female military police officer in the parking lot. (Interestingly, it was also a female cop who felt responsible for thwarting the Fort Hood gunman in 2009. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people -- the deadliest attack on a domestic military base in U.S. history.)



  • Dr. Jerry Newcombe: What Would the Framers Think of Evicting Churches from NYC Schools?

    A new court ruling has determined that churches can no longer rent public school facilities.

    Churches in New York City can be evicted from the schools. Despite the good they do in the community, they could be out in the cold. 

    Writing for Facts & Trends (4/3/14), Bob Smietana observes, “The 2-1 ruling from the Second Circuit Court is the latest twist in a long-running legal battle between the Bronx Household of Faith and the Board of Education of the City of New York.” 



  • David P. Smith: A return to the asclepeia: A physician’s enduring obligation
                The straining loads being placed upon the backs of physicians are immense these days. We are being squeezed by hospital administrators, insurance companies, patients, and, for those in the shrinking numbers of private practitioners, add in all of those overhead costs that are onerous. It would be easy if we could just take care of the patient the way we were trained, and everyone else would help us to accomplish that worthy goal. However, the reality is that we have a multitude of non-health professionals, who believe they know what patients need, constantly not just suggesting to us what we should do, but outright now dictating how it should be done. I do not need to list the multitude of ways that this is occurring. 

  • David Limbaugh: Leftist Thought-Gangsters Strike Again

    Let me see whether I have this right. Brendan Eich was forced to step down as CEO of Mozilla because it became public that he opposed same-sex marriage, the same position that President Barack Obama, darling of the LGBT community, held prior to his phony conversion.

    Why didn't the left demand that President Obama resign as president of the United States prior to the consummation of his "evolution" on the issue in favor of same-sex marriage? Was it because liberals knew he was never actually opposed to same-sex marriage and that his stated opposition was an opportunistic ruse to make him electable? 



  • Ray Rooney, Jr.: Where Is Caleb?
    Most Christians subscribe to the doctrine of substitutionary atonement.  Christ “stood in” for sinners throughout His passion and crucifixion.  He took our place.  He got what we deserved.  Isaiah says, “he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities…” (53:5).  He also writes that Messiah would be “like a lamb that is led to the slaughter…he opened not his mouth” (53:7).  Substitutionary atonement means that Jesus took upon Himself the sins of the world and received the just punishment for those sins so that when a person believes (in the person and mission of Christ) God sees and applies the finished work of Christ in that person.  As Paul wrote to the church in Corinth “For our sake he [God] made him [Jesus] to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).  In other words, Jesus allowed the brutality of scourging and crucifixion so that through faith in Him all might be saved from the consequence of their sins.

  • Mike Adams: A Faculty Revolution Against Free Speech

    “We must do away with all newspapers. A revolution cannot be accomplished with freedom of the press.” - Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

    When I first started writing about campus free speech issues for Town Hall in 2003, I complained that most college administrators were ignorant of the constitution. One of my readers, Jim Collins from Colorado Springs, was quick to correct me. Jim pointed out that college administrators aren't just ignorant of the First Amendment. Instead, he insisted that they are hostile towards it. Time has shown just how right he was. In fact, administrative hostility towards the First Amendment has gotten worse since 2003. 



  • Chuck Norris: US Air Force Airbrushes Religious Liberty Again

    Fox News reported a few weeks ago about how the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., removed a Bible verse from a cadet's personal whiteboard. I am personally so disappointed that the branch of service that I served in to protect our freedoms is now trying to suppress them.

     

    When one walks the dorm halls of the Air Force Academy, one immediately notices the hundreds of whiteboards hanging on students' doors. This past week, Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., cited Air Force officials who explained that cadets "often use these boards to display items, quotes or other things that reflect their personality or from which they draw inspiration." I guess the Bible is the wrong type of inspiration, at least according to some Air Force leaders. 



  • David Limbaugh: Obama Tackled in the End Zone

    It's one thing to spike the football when you actually score a touchdown, but why is Obama celebrating in the end zone when he just got tackled for a safety?

    What on earth is this man boasting about? Boasting is obnoxious enough when the braggart in question has accomplished something, but how many people do you know who brag when they've hurt millions?



  • Bryan Fischer: Have the Southern Baptists surrendered in the fight to protect natural marriage?

    Russell Moore is the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is the face and the voice of the SBC on matters of public policy. His role is thus of enormous importance since the SBC is the largest Protestant denomination in America, after the Catholic Church.

    According to a piece by Byron York in the Washington Examiner -Evangelical leader shows how GOP can finesse gay marriage - Moore has made public statements that beg for clarification and possible correction.



  • Dr. Jerry Newcombe: The Wedge Issue---Reflections on World Vision

    What happened last week with World Vision should make us all take notice. The billion dollar evangelical charity announced they would accept same-sex marriage when hiring employees. 

    The reaction to World Vision was swift and unambiguous. A number of high-profile evangelical leaders rebuked the organization, and thousands of laypersons added their voices via websites, emails, and phone calls. It seems likely that donations to the charity would have dropped like a stone. Many of those who give to them would have simply switched to support of some other Christian charity with a similar mission. Perhaps some have. 



  • Probe Ministries: Is Theistic Evolution the Only Viable Answer for Thinking Christians?

    Dr. Francis Collins, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for cataloging the complete human DNA sequence, put forth his views on science and Christianity in his 2006 book, The Language of God{1}. Could his theistic evolution view resolve the apparent conflict between modern science and the Bible? In this article, we will examine this belief and his arguments for it.

    Collins grew up agnostic but became an atheist in his student years. At twenty six, he took on the task of proving Christianity false. Like many before him{2}, this hopeless task resulted in accepting Christianity as true: Jesus as God in the flesh bringing us eternal life. In his role as a medical researcher into the genetics of man, he found himself dealing in a world where many questioned the validity of Christian thought as anti-science.



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