Dan Wolf | Virginia Christian Alliance Advisory Board Member
Something wonderful happened this last election. The American people rose up and elected a leader rejecting both party’s establishment. While I’ve had concerns about some of what Donald Trump has said, I agree with his sentiment that our government has become corrupt and needs a restoration of the balance of powers. I’m willing to give him a chance and see if he can right the ship. His cabinet and advisory picks so far have been impressive. Impressive primarily for their moral character and what they’ve stood for, and most also have expertise in the areas they would serve. They most assuredly have the heart for the challenge ahead.
But the Democratic party has not yet heard the call. Like all good elitist, the problem wasn’t their message. They just didn’t communicate their message well enough. People were not committed enough. They didn’t spend enough money in the right places. They weren’t organized well enough. They were betrayed, by some of their constituent groups and the media. The list goes on and on. No worries though. Our soon to be former President will take up residence in DC, with the purpose of continuing to communicate their message. Considering Mr. Ellison for DNC chair, the reelection of Ms. Pelosi, and recent statements by her only confirm that party’s unwavering commitment to the present course, and taking it even further to the left.Read More
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Host: Words of Victory Ministries
8701 Ridge Road (Grove Avenue Baptist Church)
Near Parham Road, South of Patterson Avenue
Cost: $10.00 Includes Lunch
Mike Farris is a nationally-known authority on Constitutional law and was the Founder of Patrick Henry College in Virginia. Jenna Ellis is a practicing Colorado attorney and a Professor of Law at Colorado Christian University. She is the author of “The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution”, as well as a nationally-known speaker and frequent radio guest.
This special one-day seminar explains how the Bible and our Founders’ Biblical worldviews influenced the writing of our Nation’s Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
Join Constitutional attorneys Michael Farris and Jenna Ellis as they take us through the Founders’ crafting of our Nation’s Constitution and the road to our present Constitutional crisis.
"Every Fourth of July in the United States, we celebrate our liberty with parades, cookouts and fireworks. But the rest of the year, we tend to take our freedom for granted, believing that we’ll always have it. After all, this is America, the land of freedom and opportunity. However if we're really honest with ourselves, we must acknowledge that our country has changed. As a result, many of us are wondering what we can do to help our Nation recover its Christian values." Charles Stanley, 2014.
If our Founders were to return today what would they find They would find that we have lost much of the Republic they gave to us. They would find a people who have turned their back on God the Creator and turned to god the government. They would find a nation no longer governed by We The People but a nation governed by we the courts, we the elite, we big business, and by we the unelected bureaucracy.Read More
Democrats - Voting Our Values - Republicans
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.”(President George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796)
“[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” (President John Adams, 1798)
“Without God, there is no virtue, because there's no prompting of the conscience. … Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” (President Ronald Reagan, 1984)
Why Do Some People Shun Engagement
Speaking out on issues of Biblical Truth and Moral Virtue is often a challenge for many of us. Doing so will inevitably invite strong and sometimes hostile push back from people who, for a variety of reasons, don’t want to hear it. The result can get ugly, and we don’t like to get involved.
That is what Tom Minnery describes in his outstanding book entitled Why You Can’t Stay Silent: A Biblical Mandate to Shape Our Culture. He begins by describing the experience of a grassroots movement that became known as the Moral Majority.Read More
The commentary that made the rounds during and after the Republican National Convention is that Republicans are locked in an internal battle, hopelessly divided over the issues and the party’s presidential candidate. However, a pair of national surveys conducted by the American Culture and Faith Institute – one of them among theologically conservative Protestant pastors and the other among conservative Christians – indicates that these two segments, which are crucial to GOP hopes for a November victory, are generally in synch in terms of their support for the top-of-the-ticket candidate and regarding which issues matter the most this year.
Trump is Their Choice
While the mainstream media generates endless controversy around the candidacy of Donald Trump, the reality is that a huge majority of conservative Christian voters and theologically conservative pastors are throwing their support Trump’s way. Among SAGE Cons – the spiritually active, governance engaged conservative individuals surveyed – 76% currently plan to vote for Mr. Trump. Less than 1% expects to support Mrs. Clinton. Among the theologically conservative Protestant pastors interviewed, a similar proportion – 70% – said they would vote for Mr. Trump. Only 2% plan to vote for Mrs. Clinton.Read More
In times of great peril, God raises a champion to provide a spark, or to lead a nation through the destructive "winter era" back to safety and the start of a new social order. This occurs every 80 to 100 years. We are in such a dark, destructive phase again, as outsiders Trump, Carson, and Cruz, storm the gates of American politics. They have battled Republican and Democrat insiders; media elites in NY and DC; and now they battle each other. – We have been here before.
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. –Ecclesiastes 3:1
We all love "springtime America." Certainly all of the presidential candidates are promising a "blossoming" 2017 – if only we elect them. If our nation survives the "winter era," only then can it enter the “springtime era,” or as authors Neil Howe and William Strauss write in The Fourth Turning:Read More
Two billion Bibles later, the Gideons are still at it, spreading the Gospel room by room.
Bob Greene | Wall Street Journal
If 2016, as various where-is-society-heading experts predict, turns out to be the year in which the sleek new digital world rudely shoves ink-on-paper products deeper than ever toward the dustbin of history, someone forgot to tell the Gideons. You may not have thought about them in a while. Which is fine with them.
The Gideons don’t seek publicity. They are content to do quietly what they have done for more than a century: endeavor to put a free Bible in the drawer of every nightstand in every hotel room in the United States and throughout the world.Read More