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A Papal Defense of Marriage

Pope John Paul II directed Cardinal Carlo Caffarra to establish the Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. This is a bedrock issue for the Catholic Church. The creation of man is the foundation of the Genesis story. That God made them male and female was by sovereign design. The family unit — consisting of father, mother and child — was purposed by God to be the essential core of human development and social construct.

[The Pope was scheduled to announce the creation of the Institute on May 13, 1981, but was shot by a Turkish militant as he entered St. Peter’s Square. Incidentally, President Reagan was shot six weeks earlier. The two men were Providential in the fall of Communism.]

Christians must not be timid in the midst of spiritual warfare. There are only two paths from which to choose — walking with the Lord, or walking in the world. It is the nature of people to seek approval. We want to be liked. In so doing, too many Christians compromise their faith. They have gay friends so they compromise. They have friends who drink too much, friends who commit fornication, friends who are unbelievers — and so they yield their faith for the sake of maintaining worldly relationships thus giving tacit approval of unholy behavior. Christian, get your head out of the sand. You cannot be friends with the world (James 4:4, 1 John 2:15).

In our last article we discussed the End of the Age. Quoting Sister Lucia of Fatima:

… the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family.

Sister Lucia dos Santos was one of the three shepherd children who witnessed the Marian appearance at Fatima in 1917. The final battle was said to have been one of the prophecies revealed to the children. Cardinal Caffarra (serving as Archbishop of Bologna, Italy) received a letter from Sister Lucia (before her passing in 2005) in which she confirmed the revelation.

The war against marriage and family wages on three fronts — divorce, abortion and gay union. I say union because gay marriage is not marriage.

I am mystified at the worldwide advancement of the LGBTQQ agenda. Notice that they have added a second identifying “Q” which now represents queer and questioning. A father called into the local Christian radio station to complain about the sexual IQ test his 9-year-old daughter brought home from school.

Here’s a sampling of the questions:

  • What determines a person’s sex?
  • What is the difference between sex and gender?
  • Is a person identified by their body parts, or how they feel?
  • What is it called when a person feels different than how they were made?

The world has been brought to its knees by an orientation that comprises only .03% of the general population. This battle has escalated far beyond the original LG (lesbian and gay) movement of 50 years ago. It is a relentless assault on what God ordained. Our children are at risk. They are being indoctrinated on so many levels — television, movies, music, social media (and as early as kindergarten).

I would not have my child in the public school system.

Are you aware of #StandWithMaria? Maria’s predicament came to light on The Patrick Madrid Show. Maria is a middle school special education teacher. The school’s health curriculum requires that she teach subject matter that is inconsistent with her Christian faith.

Maria lamented,

They explicitly teach that abortion is an option, they teach gender ideology. One of the lessons that was scripted for us actually said, ‘Close your eyes, pretend you are a different gender or a different sexual orientation.’ And my heart stopped and I thought I need to get out. I cannot in good conscience teach this. But my concern is that I have 5 children of my own. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to approach this. I can’t even think about teaching it.

Maria is worried that she might lose her job either through resignation or firing. Christianity is being marginalized. It is becoming more difficult to function in a society that is growing increasingly hostile to a Biblical world view. Christians will either have to endure hardships, or compromise. For the sake of our soul, the latter of the two is not an option.

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream. Well, if you are a Christian that should not include Ben and Jerry’s which is a corporate advocate of the homosexual agenda. In Australia, the company has banned two scoop cones of the same flavor as a show of support for the legalization of gay marriage.

“So, I can’t have a two scoop cone of chocolate ice cream?”

“No.”

“But the second scoop is not really chocolate.”

“Huh?”

“Yeah, it looks like chocolate, but it’s not really chocolate. I think, today, it will be vanilla.”

“That doesn’t make sense.”

“Exactly.”

Cardinal Caffarra said,

… speaking again with John Paul II, you could feel that the family was the core, since it has to do with the supporting pillar of creation, the truth of the relationship between man and woman, between the generations. If the foundational pillar is damaged, the entire building collapses and we’re seeing this now, because we are right at this point and we know it. 

The age in which we live can cause a doubtful person to tremble. Sister Lucia, in her letter to Cardinal Caffarra, wrote comforting words to not be afraid. The assault on marriage and family is an offense against the Lord and his bride. It is inspired by Satan.

“Do not be afraid,” Sister wrote, “Our Lady has already crushed his head.”

Copyright © 2017 Eternal Christ

The End of the Age?

Has the final battle begun in the eternal war of good vs. evil? Sister Lucia of Fatima wrote:

… the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid because anyone who operates for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be contended and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue.

This battle rages on two fronts — abortion and homosexuality. A 17th century vision of Our Lady revealed an ominous warning:

Thus I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century … the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of morals … As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and deeply profaned.

The revelation noted that laws will be enacted making it easy for everyone to live in sin and encouraging procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church.

Marriage is not a sacrament in the Protestant church. There is only one body that faithfully defends the holiness of matrimony, and that is the Catholic church. Protestants do not place marriage in the category of baptism and communion.

Why does this matter?

Catholics recognize that marriage, as a holy institution established by God, symbolizes the relationship between Christ and his church. Protestants share this understanding, but do not elevate the marriage rite to the level of sacrament. Certainly, a case can be made that baptism and communion are uniquely different — that being married (or single) influences not our standing in Christ. And Peter did not command, Arise and be married to wash away your sins. Nor did Paul say, Whenever you get married you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

However, to demote matrimony as simply human tradition is to allow for greater instability evidenced by the ease of divorce and the redefinition of marriage. Jesus had this very same debate with people who had no reverence for the holy bond. In defining marriage (and its sanctity) Christ said that God made them male and female. This is very important to understand, and though it has become a cliché, God created Eve … not Steve.

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh (Matthew 19:5).

Ancient pagan cultures perverted this holy sacrament ordained by God. The physical act worshiped the creature in all manner of unholy abominations — fornication, adultery, homosexuality, prostitution, bestiality and pedophilia.

Only the marriage bed is undefiled according to the writer of Hebrews:

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous (Hebrews 13:4).

The gay revolution has so plunged the world into social upheaval that the Protestant church is buckling. Denominations have surrendered Biblical authority. Not so the Catholic church which faithfully defends the sanctity of marriage.

In his Institutes of the Christian Religion John Calvin wrote (regarding the sacraments):

The last of all this is marriage, which, while all admit it to be an institution of God, no man ever saw to be a sacrament, until the time of Gregory. And would it ever have occurred to the mind of any sober man? It is a good and holy ordinance of God. And agriculture, architecture, shoemaking, and shaving, are lawful ordinances of God; but they are not sacraments. For in a sacrament, the thing required is not only that it be a work of God, but that it be an external ceremony appointed by God to confirm a promise. That there is nothing of the kind in marriage, even children can judge.

How wrong is John Calvin? If a sacrament is an external ceremony appointed by God to confirm a promise then how would he define marriage? God performed the first marriage ceremony when He presented Eve to Adam. Jesus confirmed that it was a covenant. What is a covenant if not a promise? The man and woman take a vow to be faithful much like the covenants between man and God; and they are not to be broken.

Divorce and gay marriage are a Satanic assault on the holy sacrament. What does it mean when a man, seeking a divorce, says of his wife, “I don’t love her anymore”?

What? Men, you are commanded to love your wives. This kind of love is not a feeling or emotion, but an action — much like the LORD offering his son upon the cross.

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her … (Ephesians 5:25).

The world has perverted the meaning of love — like when a woman says, “I made love to my boyfriend last night.” No, you committed fornication. I make no apologies for my pointedness. The Church cannot be afraid to speak the truth.

The attitude of Calvin is prevalent in Protestantism. The analogy would be as when the dollar was divorced from the gold standard. The Catholic church maintains the standard while the Protestant church lets it float. By equating marriage with something as mundane as shaving, Calvin essentially permits society to redefine what is marriage.

So we see Protestant churches flying the rainbow flag. The man who designed the flag said it was his gift to the world. I thought the rainbow was a sign from God — a covenant that He would never again flood the earth. (Next time it will be fire.)

And why did God flood the world? Partly because sexual immorality was so rampant that the earth needed cleansing. The rainbow, associated with God’s judgment, has become the proud symbol of homosexuality.

No, really, can you not see the irony?

Copyright © 2017 Eternal Christ

Salt of the Earth

In this article we attempt to draw conclusions from our previous posts (End of Evangelical Church? and  A Christian World View) which examine the activist role of Christians in an increasingly hostile secular world.

I presented the case for a politically active church with the contrasting views of the late pastor Michael Spencer (The Internet Monk) who predicted that political activism will destroy the evangelical church.

Sincere Christians disagree with me. Many believe that the Church should rise above all manner of worldly strife (such as political debate), and focus on our mandated call to preach the Gospel.

Ancient Judaism was not evangelical. This is a strange thing that Jesus commanded. The Pharisees saw the disciples as a threat not only to the religious system, but also the survival of Israel. It was feared that the Way would become so disruptive that Rome might feel threatened and destroy Jerusalem. (How ironic that this would be the end fate of a nation that rejected the Messiah.)

Caiaphas, the High Priest, expressed the thoughts of the religious hierarchy:

Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish (John 11:50).

(In this manner, noted John, Caiaphas prophesied the sacrificial death of Christ.)

The disciples did not join a monastery. They engaged the culture, and made people uncomfortable. In the Beatitudes (Sermon on the Mount) Jesus told his disciples that they are the salt of the earth and light of the world (Matthew 5:13–16).

Though it is a preservative what happens when salt is poured into a wound? And our light cannot be hidden. You do not put a basket over the lamp. The secular world reacts to the Gospel message like a deer caught in the headlights. Darkness is exposed by the light, and people do not like having their sins revealed. So Christians are persecuted, mocked, ridiculed and sometimes martyred.

The words of Jesus are relevant always:

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you (Matthew 5:10-12).

Why were the prophets killed? Because they exposed the sins of Israel to the light of truth. To be persecuted for righteousness’ sake is to take a moral stand against wrongdoing. This is where things get murky according to Pastor Spencer. Is praying in front of an abortion clinic beyond the purview of our mandate to be light and salt? Spencer worried that the blending of politics with the Gospel would render both ineffective — that Christian faith would be supplanted by political cause.

I disagree.

Morality is the purview of the body of Christ. What has happened is that liberal politicians — in a patronizing scheme to gain power — have politicized moral issues. They have usurped the authority of the Church in an attempt to impose a secular world view upon the nation.

Gay marriage is not a political issue, but moral. Abortion is not a political issue, but moral. Legalization of marijuana is not a political issue, but moral. Euthanasia is not a political issue, but moral. Morality cannot be legislated nor could the Law of Moses change people’s hearts.

Spencer warned that political activism will cause the world to hate Christianity. Folks, the world has always hated Christians.

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you (John 15:18).

As the Left does not believe in moral absolutes it becomes imperative that the Church not yield moral authority. Through political wrangling this battle has escalated into a culture war from which the Church cannot surrender. To retreat on this front would be like putting a basket over the lamp, or turning our salt into brine.

As Jesus said, good for nothing.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown

Ye are the salt of the earth — to preserve it from corruption, to season its insipidity, to freshen and sweeten it. In Scripture, mankind, under the unrestrained workings of their own evil nature, are represented as entirely corrupt. The remedy for this, says our Lord here, is the active presence of His disciples among their fellows. The character and principles of Christians, brought into close contact with it, are designed to arrest the festering corruption of humanity and season its insipidity. Salt operates internally (and) sunlight operates externally, irradiating all that it reaches.

I disagree with the assertion that political activism will destroy the evangelical church. The haters of God have politicized the moral condition of man for the sake of acquiring power and influence. The Church cannot be timid. Just as the prophets of ancient Israel boldly proclaimed the truth, Christians must stand for righteousness or risk being trampled under foot like salt that has lost its savor.

Copyright © 2017 Eternal Christ

End of Evangelical Church?

While doing follow-up research on the article A Christian World ViewI found a post titled The Coming Collapse of Evangelicalism by the late Michael Spencer — an evangelical pastor and blogger known also as The Internet Monk.

In my article I encouraged Christians to be politically active, but Spencer wrote in 2009 that political activism would result in the demise of the evangelical church within ten years (or by 2019). In his introduction Spencer wrote:

I believe that we are on the verge — within 10 years — of a major collapse of evangelical Christianity; a collapse that will follow the deterioration of the mainline Protestant world and that will fundamentally alter the religious and cultural environment in the West. I believe this evangelical collapse will happen with astonishing statistical speed; that within two generations of where we are now evangelicalism will be a house deserted of half its current occupants, leaving in its wake nothing that can revitalize evangelicals to their former “glory.”

Spencer had read Steven P. Miller’s book, The Age of Evangelicalism: America’s Born-Again Years, in which the author suggested that the church took a radical turn from preaching the Gospel to engaging the secular society in a high-stakes culture war. Though I take a different position it is something that I struggle with even now. Sincere Christians believe that the church can be more influential by being Christ-like rather than antagonistic.

The secular society has a built-in hostility towards Christianity which is only inflamed by direct confrontation. It is a lose-lose proposition for the church to set itself up as a moral watchdog as too many Christians are as morally flawed as their worldly friends. The culture revels in its sin, and has no inclination to change.

A pastor told of his homosexual brother who was dying of AIDS. Every day the pastor would sit at his brother’s side and read from the Bible. He would invite his brother to repent and accept Jesus Christ, but the brother would only look away.

The pastor decided to change tactics. On his daily visits he set aside the Bible and cleaned his dying brother’s apartment. Every day he would come and wash the dishes, do the laundry — even clean the vomit crusted toilet and bathroom floor. A short time later the dying brother repented and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior; and he said something interesting:

“I didn’t repent because of what your Bible says about Christ … I repented because of how you lived Christ.”

Does that give you pause? It certainly does me. We have to at least understand what is the perception the world has of Christians. Friends, it is not good. For example, the world celebrates homosexuality. It doesn’t matter what the Bible says, or how well the church can present Scripture. What seems to matter most to the world is how we live our lives as disciples of Christ — to live out the peace and joy of Christ such that the world might take notice and say, “I want that peace and joy in my life.” Then, and only then, can a heart be prepared to hear the Gospel.

According to Spencer the evangelical church will lose membership and resources as it vainly strives to make itself relevant in a polarized culture that is increasingly hostile to both Christianity and conservatism. Though he doesn’t call himself a prophet he offered this prophetic insight:

Evangelicals have identified their movement with the culture war and with political conservatism. This was a mistake that will have brutal consequences. They are not only going to suffer in losing causes, they will be blamed as the primary movers of those causes. Evangelicals will become synonymous with those who oppose the direction of the culture in the next several decades. That opposition will be increasingly viewed as a threat, and there will be increasing pressure to consider evangelicals bad for America, bad for education, bad for children and bad for society.

The investment of evangelicals in the culture war will prove out to be one of the most costly mistakes in our history. The coming evangelical collapse will come about, largely, because our investment in moral, social and political issues has depleted our resources and exposed our weaknesses. We’re going to find out that being against gay marriage and rhetorically pro-life (yes, that’s what I said) will not make up for the fact that massive majorities of evangelicals can’t articulate the Gospel with any coherence and are believing in a cause more than a faith.

On that last point, Spencer believes a contributing factor in the demise of the evangelical church is that Christians are woefully ignorant of the Bible. Neither can they articulate nor defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The beneficiaries of this shifting paradigm are the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches which are witnessing an influx of Born Again Christians seeking tradition over reform. (Charismatic, Pentecostal and liberal Protestant churches will continue to thrive.)

With regards to the Orthodox church, Hank Hanegraaff (host of The Bible Answer Man and president of the Christian Research Institute) stunned the Christian community when he recently converted to the Orthodox church. Pastor John MacArthur made note of this in last Sunday’s sermon at Grace Church wherein he told the congregation that the Orthodox church, while it traces its roots back to the Apostles, does not uphold Sola Scriptura but accepts — as does the Romish church — both oral and written tradition. Of course, they cite 2 Thessalonians 2:15 in defense of this position.

So, too, the Orthodox church has a love affair with Mary which is inferred from John 19:26-27 where tradition says that Christ gave his mother to the church.

Though I am mystified by Hanegraaff’s conversion it does relate to what Spencer wrote in 2009. This is something we all have to wrestle with, but I do believe (at the very least) Christians should vote for political candidates who will do the least harm to the body of Christ. We have dual citizenship in the kingdom of God and in whatever nation we reside. To the extent that we can influence the culture we must remain faithful to our one true calling which is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Copyright © 2017 Eternal Christ

A Christian World View

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12).

The Bible tells us that we fight against authorities and rulers of darkness. This is evident in the ongoing cultural war between two clearly divided camps — those who believe in a secular world view versus those who espouse a Christian world view.

For this reason people of faith need to engage in the political process. Though the Church is divided on this issue, I believe it is imperative for Christians to support political candidates who align themselves with clearly defined Biblical principles such as the sanctity of life and the definition of marriage.

In observance of the National Day of Prayer, thirty evangelical pastors were invited to a White House luncheon and tour hosted by President Trump. Pastor David Jeremiah said that he had requested such a meeting with the Obama White House, but was denied for 8 years. The pastor told his congregation, “I have good news. Christians are once again welcomed in the White House.”

Jeremiah noted that President Trump signed an Executive Order to amend the so-called Johnson Amendment. Named for Senator Lyndon Johnson, the law was adopted in 1954 to restrict charitable organizations (including churches) from active participation in political campaigns. It supposedly was enacted as retribution towards a conservative non-profit that opposed Johnson’s re-election.

Trump said,

“This executive order directs the IRS not to unfairly target churches and religious organizations for political speech. No one should be censoring sermons or targeting pastors.”

Liberals do not like free speech. That’s why they riot to prevent conservatives from speaking at colleges and universities. Truth be told, the Left is as uncomfortable with America’s founding documents as they are with the Bible.

Not only is Trump an illegitimate President, but America is an illegitimate nation founded on racism and genocide. The American Myth, according to progressive historians, is that the United States was conceived by men of Christian faith and libertarian ideals.

America is not a Christian nation nor is it free so say the liberals. Contrast that perception with President Reagan’s optimistic vision of this nation as a Shining City on the Hill — a beacon of light and hope in a world that is in bondage to tyranny and oppression.

As Limbaugh noted, “If this nation is so damn awful why do so many people want to come here?”

The New Yorker posted an article titled We Could Have Been Canada in which the author questions the legitimacy of the American Revolution. The subtext is that America could have followed the progression of Canada, and avoided the growing pains of slavery, Civil War and a genocidal westward expansion.

What was dubbed as his World Apology Tour, President Obama spoke to three billion people across three continents regarding America’s dismissive, derisive, disengaged, dictatorial manner. He told the Turkish Parliament that the United States was still working through its darker periods in history.

Again, contrast those sentiments with President Reagan’s remarks at Normandy on the 40th anniversary of D-Day:

The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or on the next. It was the deep knowledge — and pray God we have not lost it — that there is a profound, moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.

What is your world view? Do you see everyone as a victim? Do you embrace the progressive ideal that collectivism is superior to individualism? Do you favor conformity over liberty? Are your rights derived from God or man?

Is the state your God?

Frankly, I don’t know how a Christian can vote for liberal politicians. “Oh,” you say, “Democrats care for the poor … just like Jesus.” Do they … or is it simply a patronizing deception to gain power — to implement their anti-Christian world view?

Following are excerpts from The New Yorker article:

And what if it was a mistake from the start? The Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, the creation of the United States of America — what if all this was a terrible idea, and what if the injustices and madness of American life since then have occurred not in spite of the virtues of the Founding Fathers but because of them? The Revolution, this argument might run, was a needless and brutal bit of slaveholders’ panic mixed with Enlightenment argle-bargle, producing a country that was always marked for violence and disruption and demagogy. Look north to Canada, or south to Australia, and you will see different possibilities of peaceful evolution away from Britain, toward sane and whole, more equitable and less sanguinary countries. No revolution, and slavery might have ended, as it did elsewhere in the British Empire, more peacefully and sooner. No “peculiar institution,” no hideous Civil War and appalling aftermath. Instead, an orderly development of the interior — less violent, and less inclined to celebrate the desperado over the peaceful peasant. We could have ended with a social-democratic commonwealth that stretched from north to south, a near-continent-wide Canada.

The article presents the idea that America’s founders were white, rebellious authoritarians who were not unlike the reformers in Communist China. Citing two films — The Patriot and The Passion of the Christ — the author wrote that these movies are “good at reminding us of the core violence in our favorite myths”.

The progressive narrative is that Christianity and America are a myth. The Left only has to declare it to make it so. Neither reasoning nor rationale are required to convince half the population that these things are true; and the author (confident that Christianity has been debunked) concludes:

“The Revolution remains the last bulwark of national myth.”

Satan was a progressive in the Garden when he tempted Eve. He was a progressive in the wilderness when he tempted Christ. Abortion is progressive. Gay marriage is progressive. Feminism is progressive. Euthanasia is progressive. Legalization of marijuana is progressive.

Racism and sexism are progressive if used as a weapon against white males.

No nation, no man or woman, no race or color is without sin. The question then becomes — to whom do we seek redemption? Do we serve God or the state? Christians who are apolitical correctly believe that man was created to serve God therefore it is not important to be civic-minded. That is a very sound argument, but it disregards (in context) that first century Christians did not have voting rights.

Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but ideas. The progressive world view dominates our institutions both public and private. Christians have the power to exercise influence socially and politically. Said Pastor Jeremiah, “I can endorse a candidate, and not worry about being silenced.”

The one thing that I strongly recommend — if at all possible — is to withdraw your children from the public school system. Explore the options of homeschooling, or vouchers to attend a private institution.

My prayer is that the LORD will claim our youth, and raise them up in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6).

May the Holy Spirit be poured out upon this nation for restoration and revival … to the glory of God Almighty.

Copyright © 2017 Eternal Christ

School Board Favors Islam

The local school district held a 2-day public meeting to present its plans to deal with the perceived tide of Islamophobia.

There was a huge public outcry as the school board voted to add the subject of Islam to the district’s mandatory social studies program.

In addition, Muslim holidays are to be added to the school’s calendar, and safe zones established for Muslim students.

Though students will now be permitted to observe Ramadan, you will not see Christian holidays on the school calendar as Christmas and Easter were long ago replaced with Winter/Spring Break.

Parents have retained a Constitutional law attorney to determine what recourse they have to reverse the school board’s decision.

Their complaint is that public education has increasingly become politicized. The attorney’s preliminary assessment is that the policy is unconstitutional in that it favors a specific group over the aggregate student body.

The broader issue is that we are witnessing the Islamization of the West. France, Spain, Germany, Belgium and England are under increasing pressure to accommodate Sharia law in Muslim neighborhoods.

Muslim immigrants have displaced the working-poor from public housing throughout Europe. Said one Imam, “We will have more children than you, and Europe will become Muslim.”

Christianity is in retreat. In America it is mocked, demeaned and ridiculed. There are only pockets of resistance in parts of Africa and Latin America.

It is out of favor to teach the Christian roots of our Founding Fathers. Said one Hispanic student, “Why do I need to learn about dead white men?”

America was supposed to have been a great melting pot. The reality is that this experiment has always failed. Assimilation is a pie-in-the-sky fantasy.

The nation lost all semblance of common sense when it banned the Bible from public discourse. But now, for the sake of diversity and inclusion, students will be taught the Koran?

In my opinion the Department of Education should be abolished, and public schools closed. Vouchers are a cheaper option than a public education; and private schools can be trusted to teach your children academic skills rather than Transgenderism 101, or Islamic Studies.

There is a veil of deception that has blinded the eyes and hardened the hearts of the majority of our citizens. It permeates our institutions, and is a sign of God’s judgment.

Our only hope is prayer that God will be merciful, and pour over our nation a spirit of revival and restoration.

Notes:

The school board also voted to not conduct business with contractors who build the border wall. Aside from the fact that it would be illegal to discriminate against any contract bids, the greater issue is that Mexico poses a national security threat to the United States. Poverty, drugs and disease are flowing across the border unchecked. It is a burdensome problem threatening the health and safety of the American public.

Ranchers, who live on the border, have lost control of their lands to smugglers and drug cartels. The United States government has the obligation to protect its citizens.

That is the issue — the sovereignty and security of our border. We spend billions to defend the borders of other countries, but we can’t protect our own territory?

That’s insane.

And cut the crap with the bogus arguments about immigration. We’re not talking about Ellis Island. Millions of people, portrayed as victims, have crossed the border illegally.

Illegally.

Without consent of the United States government they simply broke in. Some of these were ISIS terrorists disguised as Nicaraguans. Did they bring across a dirty bomb?

I don’t know which is a greater danger — a porous border, or bleeding-heart liberals who see no threat.

Copyright © 2017 Eternal Christ

Pass the (Plate) Pipe

What a mockery. By now you have heard of the International Church of Cannabis which celebrated its grand opening on April 20th. At 4:20 pm the church held a private ceremony where invited members were allowed to light up and smoke — 420 is doper slang for marijuana.

Lighting up is one of the sacraments of the church. One man who traveled from England to participate said, “I don’t think marijuana is spiritual — I know it is. The plant returns us to our shamanistic roots, before spirituality was stolen by religion.”

The church adheres to no specific practice except for the use of marijuana.

Elevation Ministries operates the church — a renovated, 113-year-old house of worship located in Denver, Colorado. A state amendment to ban pot smoking in church was quickly shot down.

Here’s the thing. Marijuana is illegal by federal law. I expect we will see the Trump Administration cracking down on states that have decriminalized, or legalized marijuana consumption.

As a Christian I believe that Colorado, for example, is in violation of the law. People say to me, “Where is your compassion?”

See, this is what happens when people surrender to the deception. We’re not talking about compassion. We’re talking about people who want to get high.

Since 1985 the FDA has approved dronabinol for the treatment of nausea and lack of appetite in patients with cancer, or AIDS.

The active ingredient is THC — tetrahydrocannabinol is concentrated in the marijuana plant.

The pill form can be legally prescribed. It has proven efficacy — lasting up to five hours. It is cheaper ($15 – $30 per month) and can replace dangerous opioids for the management of chronic pain.

What is it missing? The Rocky Mountain high.

This is the reality. A 24-year-old skateboarder twists his ankle, gets a prescription for marijuana, and sits at home with a stash of munchies to enjoy his legal buzz. In the old days he would have had to buy a bag on the street, and risk getting caught by the police.

The liberals (and dopers) pushed the compassionate mantra until society relented. This was never about an elderly patient with a terminal illness, but about the legalization of marijuana.

Doctors could legally prescribe a pill for dying patients, but this wasn’t about taking a pill. It was about the experience of rolling the weed, passing the joint, and getting stoned.

The Colorado representative who sponsored the bill to ban pot smoking in church said that the cannabis church was an offense to religious people everywhere.

Frankly, I’m stupefied at the decline of our moral standards. It is an alarming downward trend, but to be expected when a nation rejects God.

Copyright © 2017 Eternal Christ