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Linda’s Lessons Learned – Stop Whining, Christians. REJOICE!

Linda’s Lessons Learned – Stop Whining, Christians. REJOICE!

Linda Wall A few weeks ago “enemies of the cross of Christ” (Philippians3:18) on the TV show, The View, mocked Vice President Pence for following Jesus Christ. He was even called mentally ill. This incident was a perfect modern-day example of what Jesus told us to expect if we follow Him. Jesus said, “Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in heaven…”   (Matthew 5:11-12) Christian persecution in America for following Jesus Christ is escalating. Jesus was hated 2,000 years ago, and He is still hated today. If you are following Him, you are going to be hated, also. Jesus said, “and ye shall be hated of all men for my names sake, but he that endures to the end shall be saved.” (Matthew 10:22) Today, too many American Christians are whining and acting just like this world when persecution comes, using terms like Christian bigotry, bullying and equality for Christians. Grow up, brethren! Rejoice and be exceedingly glad as Jesus stated. Read More

Linda’s Lessons Learned – Calling the Lukewarm Church in America to Action

Linda’s Lessons Learned – Calling the Lukewarm Church in America to Action

Linda Wall (Part 1: Why Is the Church in America Lukewarm | Part 2: Why is the Church in America Lukewarm  GLBT Influence | Part 3: Why is the Church in America Lukewarm The Bible  As I sat there on the pew in the Baptist church in Norfolk, Virginia, I yearned to be free from homosexuality; I had reached the end of my rope. A few days earlier, Satan had tried to get me to commit suicide. I knew that killing myself was not an option, but what was the answer for my life Questions ran through my head: Could I be free from homosexuality Could the Jesus I had learned about in Sunday school help me Was He really more than a historical figure Was He alive Would He hear my cry or was He way off yonder in heaven Read More

Amendment II Non-Negotiable

Amendment II Non-Negotiable

Rev. William Cook What did the Framers mean by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution which reads, A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed The answer lies in the meaning of “Militia” and “infringed” as understood by Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Americans. We look to “The forgotten Founding Father,”[1] Noah Webster (1758-1843), for the meaning of both. Read More

Linda’s Lesson Learned – Why is the Church in America Lukewarm? (Part 3) The Bible

Linda’s Lesson Learned – Why is the Church in America Lukewarm? (Part 3) The Bible

Linda Wall The past two weeks, (Why Is the Church in America Lukewarm Part 1and Why is the Church in America Lukewarm Part 2 GLBT Influence) I’ve introduced you to two of the tools used to establish lukewarmness in The Church: The Handbook on Communism and After the Ball, How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s. Come and journey with me to look at how the church I was attending became “lukewarm.” When I finally surrendered to the Lord, it had been almost ten years since I had been in a place of worship. Even though I returned to the Lord in a Baptist church and was raised Baptist, I wanted to see what other denominations had to offer. Read More

Linda’s Lessons Learned: Why is the Church in America Lukewarm? Part 2 GLBT Influence

Linda’s Lessons Learned: Why is the Church in America Lukewarm? Part 2 GLBT Influence

Linda Wall Last week I shared how tactics taken from the Handbook on Communism opened the door for the birth of the lukewarm church in America.  (click for Part 1) This week I want to introduce you to another factor that has contributed to the church becoming Lukewarm.  In less than two decades how has a behavior God calls abominable become acceptable by the church For two years I researched homosexuality searching for answers on how a Christian girl like myself ever became involved in it. During that research, I discovered that just like the Communist, the pushers of homosexuality also had a manual. However, theirs was more like a “sports playbook”. Read More

Evil Raises Its Head Again

Evil Raises Its Head Again

Dan Wolf | Virginia Christian Alliance Another tragedy occurred yesterday, on Valentine’s Day, in Florida. First, my prayers and condolences go out to those affected including school personnel, children, their parents, families, and neighbors. And I also include the shooter and his family. They need our prayers as well. We may never understand why this shooting happened, but in some ways understanding why it happened doesn’t really matter. It was an act of hate—evil. Pray and Reflect These tragedies can cause us to become angry and fearful. That’s okay as long as we do not let those emotions control our actions. We must, as individuals and a society, rise above such things. There are several steps we each can take. The first step is simply to pray. As noted above for all of those who were directly touched by the shooting. Pray for their healing, and for those who lost their life. Read More

Faith, Football and Coach Ron Brown

Faith, Football and Coach Ron Brown

Terry Beatley | America OUT LOUD!VCA Board  Member  Using sports as a parable to teach young people about who they can become when they surrender their lives to Christ, Coach Brown is on his game when it comes to football.   He’s tough, demanding and prepared. He’s Coach Ron Brown who for years has used the game of football to raise up young men of stature, humility and strength of character through faith in Jesus Christ. Using sports as a parable to teach young people about who they can become when they surrender their lives to Christ, Coach Brown is on his game when it comes to football. Read More

Linda’s Lessons Learned – Why Is the Church in America Lukewarm? Part 1

Linda’s Lessons Learned – Why Is the Church in America Lukewarm? Part 1

by Linda Wall Each week, Linda’s Lessons Learned will feature an episode from my personal walk during my past life of homosexuality or my present life of following Jesus. Last week I shared with you about God showing me that one could not be gay and Christian. This week I am sharing what I learned because I was invited to a Communist Party Meeting in Norfolk, Virginia. Read More

5 Surprising Facts About the Worldview of Gen Z

5 Surprising Facts About the Worldview of Gen Z

IMPACT 360 INSTITUTE Who is Gen Z How do they differ from the Millennials and other generations What kinds of questions are they asking about God, happiness, and the biggest questions of life What do they think about topics like science, faith, and church What is life like for a young Christian in 2018 Are Gen Z Christian prepared to follow Jesus in a post-everything world And if not, how should we go about getting them prepared In this episode of the Impact 360 Institute podcast, Nikki Gentry and Jonathan Morrow introduce you to Gen Z, the generation following the Millennials, or the “next, next generation.” For the past year and a half, Impact 360 Institute and the Barna Group have been studying this generation, seeking to understand the worldview of Gen Z, and thinking through how to prepare them to follow Jesus in today’s culture. Now this research has been published in a new and exciting full color report, and Jonathan and Nikki give you an inside look into what it says. Read More

Year in Review: Barna’s 10 Most-Read Articles of 2017

Year in Review: Barna’s 10 Most-Read Articles of 2017

 Barna Group It’s safe to say that a lot happened this year. 2017 launched with the inauguration of President Trump, followed by the record-setting Women’s March just a day later. Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, Jose and Maria battered the Caribbean and the southern United States; Americans witnessed a total solar eclipse; a slew of sexual misconduct allegations launched the #MeToo movement; and tragic violence in Las Vegas, New York and Charlottesville rocked the country. Throughout the year Barna attempted to make sense of American public opinion on a range of issues related to our daily lives and faith journeys. We conduct tens of thousands of interviews every year, and much of that research is released online. So, to celebrate the end of 2017, we’ve compiled our top 10 most-read articles of the year from our website: Read More