How you can know you have eternal life

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Louder Than Words Audiobook by Andy Stanley 

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Your character, more than anything else, will impact how much you accomplish in this life. It is more important than your talent, your education, your background, or your network of friends. Andy Stanley helps you chart a course toward becoming a man or woman of character. You’ll discover a definition of character that will inspire you for a lifetime, the external and internal benefits of strong character, the six false beliefs behind negative behaviors, and more. Using practical insights, biblical exposition, and engaging stories, Stanley guides you step-by-step in setting the personal goals that will build the foundation for true success.

Source: Louder Than Words Audiobook by Andy Stanley – hoopla digital

A Saint for All Seasons: The Unifying Legacy of Rich Mullins 

Rich recognized that the differences between Catholicism and Protestantism were not trivial. The hurt it would cause his fans weighed on him as well.

he last thing Rich Mullins would have us do is sacrifice our own convictions on the altar of tolerance. He was known to say, “Argue with me, and I will respect you.” He would wish for all true believers the boldness to defend what we believe and the grace to hear another man’s apology. And in all things, he would bring us back to the Scriptures he implored us to search for ourselves before blindly accepting his words, or the words of any man.

Source: A Saint for All Seasons: The Unifying Legacy of Rich Mullins | The Stream

Two Underused Strategies for Addiction 

Each day there are more people enslaved by a broader array of substances and activities. To sexual obsessions, add illegal drugs, then the prescription narcotics, then gaming, and there are more to come. As the church, we want to draw out fresh insights from Scripture and move toward the enslaved.

Source: Two Underused Strategies for Addiction | Desiring God

We Will Not Bow -No human court has the authority to redefine morality

This country talks a lot about terrorist attacks—and rightly so. Almost anybody in America can give you some kind of a listing of the most destructive acts of terror that have happened in our country. But let me suggest to you this: The two greatest attacks of terror on America were perpetrated by the Supreme Court. Not by any Muslim, but by the Supreme Court of the United States. The first one was the legalizing of abortion. Subsequent to that, there have been millions of babies slaughtered in the wombs of their mothers. It’s incalculable to even comprehend that. The blood of those lives cries out from the ground for divine vengeance on this nation.

The second great act of terror perpetrated by the Supreme Court was the legalization of same-sex marriage. The destruction of human life in the womb—in a sense, the destruction of motherhood—and now the destruction of the family itself. No bomb, no explosion, no attack, and no assault on people physically can come anywhere near that kind of terrorism. Our country is being terrorized by the people most responsible to protect it—those who are to uphold the law.

As the story goes, during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was asked if God was on his side. He replied, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

When it comes to abortion, I am equally dogmatic, totally convinced of the sanctity of life in the womb. I am 100 percent sure that homosexual practice is not sanctioned by God. And that no matter how devoted a gay couple may be, they are not doing the Father’s will together.

 

Source: Are We on God’s Side? | The Stream

The word ‘woman’ is being erased from public life 

If someone had told you 10 years ago that it would soon become tantamount to a speechcrime to say ‘Men cannot get pregnant’, you would have thought them mad. That would be like punishing someone for…

Source: The word ‘woman’ is being erased from public life | Coffee House

Jordan Lingle, Youth Pastor/Harvest Church speaks on  Two Brothers, Lost Son, Loving Father 

 

Jordan Lingle, Youth Pastor/Harvest Church enjoy Two Brothers, Lost Son, Loving Father  Click on link below, then scroll to Oct. 22nd arrow to listen-    

Source: Harvest Church 

Hillary, Uranium, Russian Bribes and the Shame of the FBI 

If you had a $100,000 for every report on Tuesday’s Clinton-Russian bribery bombshell, you couldn’t even buy a condo in the Valley.

HRC and Comey must be held accountable, I’m beginning to wonder if the demon-crat politicians have any redeeming value. They are ALL pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, pro-socialism, pro-Iran, Israel haters, cop-haters, unwilling to help our kids get a decent education by holding teachers (Union) accountable, etc, etc, STOP THE INSANITY !! STOP VOTING FOR DEMON-CRATS!

Source: Hillary, Uranium, Russian Bribes and the Shame of the FBI | The Stream

Knowledge Isn’t Power In A Sexually Depraved World

We think that knowledge is power. We think that just by knowing more information we’ll be able to put right what we destroyed. Unhappily, though, it is not. But really, look back at Adam and Eve. They were world changers. They took the goodness and beauty of God and changed it into such a corrupt idolatry that it altered everything. They destroyed the deep coherence of God’s creation, bringing the strong power of death not only to the body and the created order, but to the mind and heart. And having made this change, they then had all the knowledge they that moment had grasped for. They stood there and looked at their naked sorry selves, seeing everything. Unfortunately, that knowledge brought with it no power to do anything. They plucked some leaves, and the wind blew cold along the bareness of their unclothed skin.
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Source: Knowledge Isn’t Power In A Sexually Depraved World

YouTube continues to restrict many PragerU videos. Fight back!

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Conservative ideas are under attack.  YouTube does not want young people to hear conservative ideas as they currently list over 30 PragerU videos– over 15 percent of our entire collection–under “restricted mode” making it impossible for many young people to access our videos.
Many families enable restricted mode in order to keep inappropriate and objectionable adult and sexual content away from their children–not to prevent them from watching animated, age-appropriate, educational videos.
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Here’s a list of the over 30 videos we request YouTube remove immediately from restricted mode:

Why America Must Lead
Why Did America Fight the Korean War?
The Ten Commandments: 6. Do Not Murder
The World’s Most Persecuted Minority: Christians
Why America’s Military Must Be Strong
Are the Police Racist?
Gender Identity: Why All the Confusion
What’s Holding the Arab World Back?
Born to Hate Jews
What Should We Do About Guns?
Immigrants! Don’t Vote for What You Fled
Is Islam a Religion of Peace?
Why Don’t Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?
Who’s More Pro-Choice: Europe or America?
What ISIS Wants
Are 1 in 5 Women Raped at College?
Islamic Terror: What Muslim Americans Can Do
Did Bush Lie About Iraq?
Who NOT to Vote For
Israel: The World’s Most Moral Army
Radical Islam: The Most Dangerous Ideology
The Most Important Question About Abortion
Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?
Why America Invaded Iraq
He Wants You
Israel’s Legal Founding
Pakistan: Can Sharia and Freedom Coexist?
The Middle East Problem
PragerU Live: Alan Dershowitz
Ami Horowitz – Do White Americans Have White Privilege?
What’s Wrong with E-Cigarettes?
Why Isn’t Communism as Hated as Nazism?
Where Are the Moderate Muslims?
Ami Horowitz – How Is Muslim Immigration to Sweden Working Out?
The Least Diverse Place in America
Ami Horowitz – What’s Wrong with Socialism?
Dennis Prager Talks Politics With Gloria Alvarez and Felipe Moura Brasil

In response to an official complaint we filed, Google specialists defended their restriction of our videos by saying, “your videos aren’t appropriate for the younger audiences…”
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As a Christian, I appreciate the position that President Donald J. Trump takes relating to God. He isn’t afraid to be identified with God or His Son, Jesus Christ. There are many politicians in Washington who would like nothing better than for our nation to become a godless, secular society where the government is the “All-in-all,” and people look to government for everything instead of looking to God. President Trump said in a great speech yesterday, “In America, we don’t worship government — we worship God.” Thank you, Mr. President!

Don’t Waste Your Sports, Does your passion for sports exceed your passion for the Savior, your church, your family?

Does your passion for sports exceed your passion for the Savior, your church, your family?

Source: Don’t Waste Your Sports, Part 10: Application Questions For Athletes | CJ’s View from the Cheap Seats

Harvey Weinstein vs Billy Graham 

In Ross Douthat’s weekend op-ed on the lecherous Harvey Weinstein, he makes, in passing, what I think is a very important point: If liberals want to restrain the ogres in their midst, a few conservative ideas might be helpful. First: […]

Source: Harvey Weinstein vs Billy Graham – Inklingations

Trump’s Many Accomplishments So Far

written by Jim Clayton

The mainstream media should be thankful that President Donald Trump is in office. Look at all the attention they are getting. Look at all the stories and theories about him they are writing, tin foil hat conspiracy stories and all.  They can’t seem to get enough of him. They criticize him left and right and people wonder how much can he take and will he resign? Therein lies the rub sort of speak.

The other night on Sean Hannity’s show Monica Crowley stated that Trump really enjoys and gets off on all this criticism because it is a major distraction by the media so he can get things done.

Notice the media never mentions all the things he’s accomplished to make it look like he’s not doing anything, but if you do some research like I have you can see what he has accomplished, more than any other president in the shortest period of time. Trump is a workaholic and only gets four hours of sleep a night.

Here’s a list of all his accomplishments so far.

1) He got conservative judge Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.

2) The stock market is at an all-time high.

3) Consumer confidence is at an all-time high.

4) He created more than a million jobs by undoing Obama’s regulations.

5) Mortgage applications for new homes is  at a 7 year high.

6) Unemployment rate is at a 16 year low.

7) Signed the promoting women in entrepreneurship act.

8) Gutted 800 Obama era regulations thus freeing up companies to hire again and get the economy moving once again.

9) Ended the war on coal and caused a new mine for coal mining to open that will mine clean coal. He also put the miners back to work.

10) Weakened Dodd-Frank regulations.

11) Promotes buying and hiring American.

12) Investments from major businesses such as Foxconn, Ford ,Toyota, Intel amd others will build here now.

13) Reduced illegal immigration by over 70%.

14) Bids for the border wall are underway.

15) He’s fighting back against sanctuary cities.

16) Changed the rules of engagement against ISIS.

17) Drafted a plan to defeat ISIS.

18) Worked to reduce the cost of the F-35 fighter jets.

19) Imposed a five year lobbying plan.

20) Sanctioned Iran over its’ missile program.

21) Responded to Syria’s use of chemical weapons.

22) Reduced tax reform plan.

23) He’s renegotiating NAFTA.

24) He withdrew from the Trans Pacific Partnership thus keeping jobs here.

READ:  President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Saturday, October 7, 2017

25) He pulled us out of the Paris Climate Accords thus saving us millions of dollars every year.

26) Created a task force to reduce crime.

27) The DOJ is targeting dangerous gangs like MS-13.

28) Signed independence and economic growth law.

29) Signed an executive order to protect police officers and target drug cartels.

30) Signed an executive order for religious freedom.

31) His administration is working on sending education back to the states.

32) He’s fixing the dept. of Veterans affairs so now vets can choose their own doctors and be covered. This also protects whistle blowers and allows VA to terminate bad employees..

33) Authorized construction of the Keystone and Dakota pipelines. The Dakota pipeline is up and running without harming the environment.

34) Created commissions on election fraud and opioid addiction.

35) Food stamp use is the lowest level in seven years.

36) Reduced the White House payroll saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

37) He’s donating his salary to various causes.

38) Signed 52 pieces of legislation.

39)  Cut 600 billion from UN peacekeeping mission.

40) Gas prices lowest in more than 12 years.

You won’t hear any of this in the mainstream media. All they know is destroy, distract and damage. That shows that they don’t care about the people they claim to care about because if they did they would work with Trump and make the country better.

Trump accomplished all of this on his own without the help of congress who are useless at this point.  All the media cares about is how they can destroy him today. They have no solutions of their own. They are all deranged ideologues suffering from what is known as Trump derangement syndrome. No wonder the media’s and congress’ ratings are lower than Trump’ s. His may be low, but theirs is lower.

In the areas of economics and national security, Trump is in the midst of healing this country’s true woes. He’s facing nearly insurmountable opposition from every corner of Washington and the media. But he’s started something in motion that will ultimately prevail. He has turned the ship around. That’s moral victory. That’s making America great again. That’s all that really, truly matters.

‘How Are You Living?’: Son’s Speech About His Third Grade Dropout Dad is Absolute FIRE 

Maybe you remember the commencement speaker from your college graduation; maybe you don’t. But it is safe to say the […]

Source: ‘How Are You Living?’: Son’s Speech About His Third Grade Dropout Dad is Absolute FIRE – Faithwire

How to Love Wayward Children; Is Plural Eldership Required or Encouraged? 

— How should we treat our 18-year-old daughter’s relationship with her girlfriend? How do we love them without condoning their sin? — Should all churches have a plurality of elders, or are there some churches that simply cannot have a plurality of elders?

Source: Mailbag #63: How to Love Wayward Children; Is Plural Eldership Required or Encouraged? : 9Marks

Only God Can Heal America 

America is reeling again. Families have been ripped apart and individual lives have been torn apart. One day we’re reeling from devastating hurricanes, the next day we’re torn apart by racial divisions, the next day we’re ripped apart by the worst mass shooting in our history. The pain is palpable, the shock tangible. Can America still be healed?

Source: Only God Can Heal America | Ask Dr. Brown

The Pointlessness of Vegas is Its Point 

David Aaronovitch’s article in The Times today dares to say what others dare not say about the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, namely that the point of his action is the pointlessness of …

Here we are living in a world which scorns the religious dogma and calls out for us to be brave and go into the world alone and out of the world again alone, yet when someone does exactly that, and takes their actions to the logical conclusion of that position, everyone scurries to their comfort blanket of motives.

The motive is staring the godless culture, the secular culture of the immanent frame (as Charles Taylor puts it) in the face, and the culture blinks.  It cannot stand its own truth.

Source: The Pointlessness of Vegas is Its Point – Stephen McAlpine

Las Vegas Shooting: Pure Evil 

The President was right on target when he referred to the murderous act in Las Vegas as “Pure Evil.” Satan is the author and instigator of all evil.

We don’t yet know whether the 64-year-old Vegas gunman was deranged or cruelly rational. But we do know his act was demonic. No, the devil didn’t make him do it. The murderer made a horrible choice by giving Satan control of his life and accomplished the enemy’s deadly purpose.

Source: Las Vegas Shooting: Pure Evil | The Stream

“An Act of Pure Evil” – Searching for Meaning in Las Vegas 

Evil points to a necessary moral judgment made by a moral authority greater than we are — a transcendent and supernatural moral authority, God.   “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light, and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” [Isaiah 5:20,

Source: “An Act of Pure Evil” – Searching for Meaning in Las Vegas – AlbertMohler.com

‘I’m a Firm Believer in God Now’: Emotional Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Says He’s No Longer Agnostic — Here’s Why 

In addition to revealing the heroic acts that unfolded in Las Vegas on Sunday night, witness Taylor Benge revealed that […]

Source: ‘I’m a Firm Believer in God Now’: Emotional Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Says He’s No Longer Agnostic — Here’s Why – Faithwire

“If a man wishes to be remembered as virtuous and decent, he must live virtuously and decently.”

by Matt Walsh

Hugh Hefner died last night. I’m sorry he’s dead. I’m sorry for his family. But mostly I’m sorry for the incredible damage he did to society as one of the pioneers of the sexual revolution and a driving force behind our cultural decay.

It’s unfortunate that we must point out the fact that Hefner was a pornographer and a pimp. That his life’s work was to amass a collection of desperate women who were willing to be used and exploited. But we must tell this truth in order to combat the untruths that people are now saying about him.

We live in a country where men like Hefner are immediately canonized upon death. I’ve seen Hefner described as a “hero” and a “role model.” These are lies, and we must call them lies. The fact that Hefner is dead does not change the fact that he was a peddler of filth. If a man wishes to be remembered as virtuous and decent, he must live virtuously and decently. We don’t become virtuous and decent when we die, as if death itself washes away every bad thing we’ve done. Quite the opposite, actually. Death is when we reckon with the bad things.

I’ve been assured that Hefner is “in a better place” now. I realize this is just a thing we say about all dead people, no matter who they are and what they did. And indeed it’s possible that Hefner repented before death and has now entered the Better Place. But to confidently state as fact that a pornographer is in Heaven is arrogant and dangerous. Pray that God has mercy on him, but do not run around declaring that a man who spent his life having orgies and taking pictures of naked women must necessarily be reaping eternal rewards.

Let’s try to be serious for a change. Let’s treat the death of a man like Hefner with somber honesty. It is always sad when someone dies. It is even sadder when a corrupt and decadent man dies. We may have hope that a man of great faith and goodness is in Heaven. We may have the same hope for the corrupt man, but it is a slimmer hope. So, we simply trust in the mercy and justice of God, knowing that He will deliver us all to the destinations we have chosen. And, if we must learn anything from Hefner’s life, it’s that a life of selfish pleasure seems so pointless once it’s over. That is the great lesson he taught us.

May God have mercy on him and all sinners. Amen.

Two Words That Give Me Hope for America 

If you want bad news about America, I can give it to you in abundance. If you want to make a case for why it’s too late for national reformation, I can make quite the case. Yet there are two words that give me hope, and I want to share that hope with you. But first the bad news: America is really sick – as in really, really sick. That’s why some conservative preachers and pundits believe we have passed the point of no return. After all, the blood of more than 55 million aborted babies is crying out from the ground. How long before God avenges it?

Source: Two Words That Give Me Hope for America | Ask Dr. Brown

The years 1968 to 1973 were surely among the five worst in American history, second only to the Civil War, and perhaps — perhaps — the worst of the Great Depression.

Mark Bauerlein, writing about Camille Paglia: She announced it a few months back in an interview with the New York Observer. The very first question asked her about comparisons between President Trump

Source: This Crisis? It’s Nothing | The American Conservative

The Black Family is Struggling, and It’s Not Because of Slavery – try demoncrat politicians

The most damage done to black Americans is inflicted by those politicians, civil rights leaders, and academics.

The undeniable truth is that neither slavery nor Jim Crow nor the harshest racism has decimated the black family the way the welfare state has.

Source: The Black Family is Struggling, and It’s Not Because of Slavery | The Stream