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Aug 22nd

Our Nation Under God

Promoting America as a Nation Under God, But Not a National Church as the Church of England

Refuting foreign cultures, legal precedents, languages, and religions that are in opposition to Christianity.

Introduction:   While, in this day and age, it is difficult to see the United States as a nation under God, it was once commonplace for politicians to consult their Bibles, for children to pray openly in schools, for the Bible to be taught in public schools, and for the court system to reference the Bible for guidance.[1] These times have passed. The 1960s brought rampant change to American society, and years since have struck even heavier blows to our nation’s Christian heritage. Something integral to our nation has been lost, and it must be found again if America is to endure as its founders envisioned. This discourse will primarily focus on the United State’s Christian roots by examining the beliefs and practices of its founding fathers, namely George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, among others. By examining the claims of Thomas Jefferson, in particular, we hope to shed some light on common misconceptions about the meaning of the phrase, “separation of church and state,” and its modern day implications. We will also look at the various ways our nation has fallen from its Christian heritage and how Christians can make a difference.

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An Open Letter To CNN – Stop Bashing Christianity

Come now, Erin, ”weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. 

 

First published in America Outloud

 Terry Beatley | Hosea Initiative

 

Dear CNN and Erin Burnett,

On your July 12th show, you chose to bash Christian pastors by calling “it very strange” that pastors would touch President Donald Trump’s shoulders as they prayed for him.

I have a message for you: You may have your big-girl CNN show, but your ignorance of 1) the Christian faith, 2) the fundamentals of American liberty, 3) the value system for which Americans must adhere to, and 4) your willingness to attack or mock Christians prove that mainstream media — with CNN out in front — is so detached from America’s Christian-Judeo foundation and the majority of the public. You are banking on the notion that the majority of your viewers will join CNN and mock God’s people.

CNN IS WRONG.

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No, We Don’t Have to Put with Satanic Monuments

By Bryan Fischer

Follow Bryan on Twitter: @BryanJFischer, and on Facebook at “Focal Point” and Host of “Focal Point” on American Family Radio, 1-3pm CT, M-F  www.afr.net

The city fathers of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, are doing their best to prevent satanists from erecting the first monument to the Prince of Darkness on public land, ever.

What would have been utterly unthinkable to the Founders, and should be utterly unthinkable today in an enlightened America, is now thinkable.

The bullies from the Satanic Temple in Salem, Massachusetts, have gone halfway across the country to make trouble for a peaceful community of 6,700 people and impose their own benighted views on people who have no interest in those views and have flatly rejected them. In Veteran’s Park, next to the erection of a small monument depicting a soldier kneeling in prayer before the cross, satanists want to place a black cube with pentagrams inscribed on every visible surface. The city council doesn’t want it there.

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“National Morality Cannot Prevail In Exclusion of Religious Principle” George Washington

President George Washington’s Advice to President Donald J. Trump

Terry Beatley | Hosea Initiative

First published in America Outloud

 What did President George Washington leave in his Farewell Address of 1796 that President Donald Trump should remind our nation today?

Answer:  The requirements for political prosperity.

No, not political party victory, but political prosperity to keep America free from tyranny — the cruel, unreasonable and oppressive government which arbitrarily uses power to control its citizens. President Washington knew first-hand what tyranny was like having suffered under and later fought against the tyrannical rule of King George of England.

In fact, President Washington warned that if these dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity are not heeded, Americans will lose their property, their things, their belongings. He warned that if our countrymen abandon the foundation which leads to political prosperity, citizens will lose good reputations because no internal mechanisms will be in place to prevent the slandering of our character; accusers will lie and say wicked things about us. Our first president even cautioned that if “these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens” are not observed, the protection of our lives will not be secure; our lives will be in danger. Americans are experiencing the consequences of abandoning what President George Washington implored us to not forget.

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We’ve Got to Return to Biblical Foundations in This Country

Words have meaning

Sam Rohrer  | LifeZette

 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). 

As I drove up to the stoplight, the Christian radio program I was listening to started to mix with large amounts of “digital hash” interference. It reminded me that two different technologies were converging at the intersection: The AC electrical signal (lights) and the digital computer signal (controls) were in conflict until one was made to serve the other.

The life-and-death cultural conflict going on in American society and around the world is sort of like that.

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What Really Happened on July 4th

638px Independence Hall

Stephen McDowell | Providence Foundation

For PDF Version: What Really Happened on July 4th 

During the first days of July in 1776 the Continental Congress was considering one of the most significant events of all time—the declaration by thirteen colonies to become the new nation of the United States of America.

On the issue of independence all the colonies were agreed, but a few of the most cautious delegates still were not sure about the timing. Rev. John Witherspoon, a delegate from New Jersey, answered their concerns as he said:

There is a tide in the affairs of men. We perceive it now before us. To hesitate is to consent to our own slavery. That noble instrument should be subscribed to this very morning by every pen in this house. Though these gray hairs must soon descend to the sepulchre, I would infinitely rather that they descend thither by the hand of the executioner than desert at the crisis the sacred cause of my country![1]

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Religious Liberty Victory at Supreme Court

Liberty Council

June 26

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in favor of religious liberty in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley and voted 7-2 that excluding the Trinity Lutheran Church from public grant program violates the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.

This ruling reverses the Eighth Circuit Court’s previous decision. Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion and stated that, although the state's policy “is nothing so dramatic as the denial of political office,” “the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and cannot stand.”

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who replaced Justice Antonin Scalia, took the bench on April 19 in time to participate in the oral arguments for this major case involving the free exercise of religion. Gorsuch and Thomas joined the entire opinion except footnote 3, which states:

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Memorial Day History from Historian David Barton, May 28, 2017

David Barton Memorial Day 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

We urge our readers to CLICK HERE and view the recording of David Barton speaking just a few hours ago at Colleyville Covenant Church, Colleyville, TX

Memorial Day History

David Barton

Sunday May 28, 2017

These – War is a significant part of Biblical history and God’s interaction on earth. He has gifted certain individuals to be fighters. We should honor those who have served our country in war just as we honor those who serve in other significant ways.

The appropriateness of giving honor and remembering

It is appropriate, and Biblically correct, to establish holidays to honor those who came before us. Deuteronomy 32:7 – Remember the days of old. Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you

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Open Letter to Thomas A. Silvestri, President of the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Greene Hollowell 2012 150A

Throughout the years your Richmond newspapers has supported:

SLAVERY,
THE CIVIL WAR,
SEGREGATION,
MASSIVE RESISTANCE,

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Family Research Council's Travis Weber Upbeat After Trinity Lutheran Oral Arguments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer. This marked the first major religious liberty case since Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Court. Family Research Council’s (FRC) Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Travis Weber, Esq., attended the oral arguments at the Court. The case will be decided later this year, likely in June. 

On the oral arguments, Weber commented:

“After hearing the oral arguments, I am hopeful, with the recent addition of Justice Gorsuch, the Court will rule on the side of religious liberty, as clearly protected by the Constitution. Justice Gorsuch’s presence will provide a welcome originalist voice in not just the Trinity Lutheran case but also plenty of pivotal cases in the decades to come. The Court's decision in Trinity Lutheran will significantly affect the outcome in other religious liberty cases in this sitting of the Court, and Justice Gorsuch’s impact will certainly be felt in all these cases.

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Here is the Sermon Robert Jeffress Delivered to Trump and Pence

Read the Sermon Trump Heard Before Becoming President...

President Trump attended a private religious service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, across the street from the White House, as part of a modern Inauguration Day ritual.

The service was led by the Rev. Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist who campaigned hard for Trump during the closing months of the election.

Here is an exclusive transcript of Jeffress’ sermon, which drew on the story of Nehemiah, a historical figure described in the Old Testament for rebuilding Jerusalem.

President-elect and Mrs. Trump, Vice-President-elect and Mrs. Pence, families and friends, it’s an honor to be with you on this historic day.

President-elect Trump, I remember that it was exactly one year ago this weekend that I was with you on your Citation jet flying around Iowa before the first caucus or primary vote was cast. After our Wendy’s cheeseburgers, I said that I believed that you would be the next President of the United States. And if that happened, it would be because God had placed you there.

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For God and Country: VCA Leaders Don Blake and Greene Hollowell

Greene Hollowell and Don Blake being inteviewed by Dean Welty

 Special Guests:  VCA Leaders Don Blake and Greene Hollowell On WAZT-TV  and Online HERE Anytime

A Special Valley

We know the Valley is special in so many different ways.  It’s in the beauty of the landscape; the productivity of the land; the faith and industry of the people; and the salt-and-light influence of our churches, pastors, and teachers.   

It’s also in the great group of Valley legislators who fight for us and our most deeply held values of Life, Faith, Family, and Freedom at the General Assembly in Richmond.   

  And then there’s the Shenandoah Christian Alliance now anchoring the north end of the Valley in Front Royal around a group of pastors and other civic-minded Christian patriots.

Friends across the Mountain

But what about the other side of the mountain?  Do they have the same love of God & Country that we do here? 

Are they also concerned about the moral meltdown that we see in so much of our culture and at the top levels of our government?  If so, who are they, and what are some of the ways that we can partner together to help advance Kingdom values throughout the Commonwealth?

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Biblical View of Immigration and Why Citizens should Help Take Action Against Sanctuary City Directive

 Petition information follows Bryan Fischer's article  

Trump's Directive: Biblical, Constitutional, and Legal

The cacophony from the political and religious left over Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban has been not only clanging but irrational and unhinged. Most of them seem on the verge of some kind of mental or emotional breakdown. 

Trump’s travel restrictions halt the refugee program for a time until better vetting procedures can be implemented and halt immigration for a time from countries which are noted hotbeds of Islamic unrest. 

To the degree that there is anything rational about the frenzied opposition to Trump’s directive, it is the accusation that it is un-Christian, unconstitutional, and illegal. Such opposition is wrong on all three counts. 

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