A few days ago I was returning from Israel and I asked the bus driver and the guide to take me to the location of the Tombs of the Maccabeans. Who were they?
A group of guys about 160 years before Christ—five brothers to be exact who rose up in their community and said, “We can take on the Greek Army. The Greek Army has everything. We’re outnumbered. We’re just five brothers—but what we have on our side is truth and God.
Right now the Supreme Court is the Greek Army. They have enforced upon all of us a violation of the Scripture and now we as Christian leaders and pastors—this is our Maccabean moment.
This is Jim Garlow. . .we’re just about to find out whether pastors, Christian leaders, Christian college presidents and followers of Jesus Christ are going to be like Neville Chamberlain, the compromiser, the appeaser during WW2 days or like Winston Churchill who will stand and say, “Never Give Up.”
Because God’s Word has not changed—never has.
Marriage is still the definition. Jesus is quite clear about this topic.
This is the same kind of Supreme Court who, by the way, in 1857 said that blacks had to be slaves, or in 1927 wanted to do forced sterilizations on people they thought unfit to procreate.
It might feel hip and cool to go with the Supreme Court, but I’m thinking for eternity. How about you?
Speech zones! Where some universities regulate so-called “free speech” on campus!
In 2011, Young Americans for Liberty put up a debt clock display to draw attention to the mounting national debt. The University of Georgia officials told the group to cease their activities because it was outside the speech zones.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a lawsuit on behalf of the students—and the University of Georgia revised its policy.
The point is, if free speech is limited to less than one percent of campus as it was in Georgia, there is essentially no free speech.
And too often these zones are for the express purpose of limiting some free speech—that of pro-life groups and conservative political groups.
The First Amendment protects the constitutional freedoms of all students, regardless of their political and religious beliefs.
What are you teaching your children about God—by not teaching them?
Sometimes what we don’t say has as big an impact on our children, as what we do say. Especially when it comes to God.
An example is certainly absentee fathers. If you’re not there, you can’t impact your children. Nor can disengaged fathers, disengaged parents—period.
We need to grasp the need for clear, solid, consistent teaching in the home. Don’t ever underestimate the slyness of this world to teach your children.
When Jesus said, “make disciples of all nations,” He didn’t mean that if we don’t do it, it won’t happen. The fact is, when we don’t teach our children, someone else does.
Somebody is going to teach your children about God—one way or the other. Somebody is going to “disciple” them.
It ought to be you!
Let’s be clear about what the separation of church and state really means!
An airman in the Air Force reserve was the subject of an on-line press release related to a church-sponsored mission trip providing medical treatment to villagers in Guatemala.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation received complaints for violating rules of extending “preferential treatment for any faith, belief or absence of belief.”
Alliance Defending Freedom and the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty sent a letter to the commander of the 433rd Airlift Wing at Lackland Air Force Base urging them to leave the release up.
The Air Force reviewed the situation and the release remains.
You can expect more and more of these so-called nuisance complaints. The truth there are those who want nothing more, and will stop at nothing, to erode our religious freedom.
There are some stories you couldn’t make up if you tried!
This is definitely one of them!
In 2007 the Washington Board of Pharmacy passed regulations that ban religious-motivated referrals, to other pharmacies, for drugs that cause early-stage abortion.
The religious convictions of a pro-life family who runs a pharmacy in the state, prevented them from selling drugs that destroy innocent human life. Still the State insisted they do so. And activists began test-shopping the store and filing complaints.
The family won at trial. And yet. . .
the family is stuck paying the abortion activists’ $140,000 legal bill.
Alliance Defending Freedom is representing the family in the case.
Here’s a family who just wants to do what’s right—to be faithful to what they believe the Bible teaches.
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