‘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

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“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

The Woman Who Allegedly Tried to Drown Her Baby in a McDonald’s Toilet Should Make Pro-Choicers Squirm – Faithwire

Lou Holtz, See, everybody needs something to do. Number two, everybody needs someone to love. Number three, everybody needs someone to believe in. In my case, it’s Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. But the fourth thing you need in your life is you need something to hope for. There is never a right time to do the wrong thing, and there’s never a wrong time to do the right thing. Just do what’s right.

They Serve Gay Clients, So Why Won’t They Cater A Same-Sex Wedding?

A florist and baker at the heart of major legal cases explained why they won’t use their creative talents and services to affirm same-sex marriage.

Source: They Serve Gay Clients, So Why Won’t They Cater A Same-Sex Wedding?

A Brief, Biblical Response to the Stoicism of Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss in an incredibly successful writer, podcaster, investor, and corporate advisor. As he relates in his 2017 TED talk, he was found intellectual satisfaction in the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. Ultimately, however, Stoicism will fail Tim. Although there are many ethical comparisons between Stoicism and biblical Christianity, the foundational contrasts between the two are irreconcilable. The main differences between biblical Christianity and Stoicism can be summarized in the three most important events in the life of Jesus Christ: His incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection.

Source: A Brief, Biblical Response to the Stoicism of Tim Ferriss

A Quick Test to Evaluate Your Marriage 

Most of us, whether we realize it or not, evaluate our marriages almost every day.  If we’re in a social situation, we tend to wonder, “How does our marriage measure up to theirs?” When we’re by ourselves, the evaluation is often along the lines of, “Am I happier today than I was yesterday?” or “Am […]

Source: A Quick Test to Evaluate Your Marriage | Gary ThomasA Quick Test to Evaluate Your Marriage | Gary Thomas

If You Hate Poverty, You Should Love Capitalism 

Did you know that since 1970, the percentage of humanity living in extreme poverty has fallen 80 percent? How did that happen? Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, explains.

Source: If You Hate Poverty, You Should Love Capitalism | PragerU

 Sheriff Joe Arpaio, thank you for 50 years of service to our country

President Donald Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday evening, citing his record of service to his country.  (appointed judges are the problem in our government.)

Source: Donald Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio – Breitbart

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that his organization would give $2 million to two “anti-hate” groups, one of which routinely brands Christians and conservatives as “hate groups” on par with the Ku Klux Klan-(Why do you hate Christianity, Mr. Cook? is it because of your homosexual lifestyle? 

Letter from Berlin: The Lessons of History and the Heresy of Racial Superiority 

The lessons of history are warning enough. The lessons of heresy are even more pressing. Brothers and sisters in Christ, we dare not miss the lessons of history and heresy. God will judge us. This we know.

Source: Letter from Berlin: The Lessons of History and the Heresy of Racial Superiority – AlbertMohler.com

No Spin News Excerpt – Bill O’Reilly’s Full Interview with Michael Medved on Nazis, Charlottesville, & Trump

On Monday’s No Spin News, Bill welcomed syndicated radio talk show host Michael Medved, whose Jewish mother and grandparents fled from Germany in 1934.

Source: Bill O’Reilly: No Spin News Excerpt – Bill O’Reilly’s Full Interview with Michael Medved on Nazis, Charlottesville, & Trump

The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party 

Did you know that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history? Watch as Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares the inconvenient history of the Democratic Party.

Source: The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party | PragerU

Trump Is More In Touch Than You Think 

Results of the new NPR/PBS Marist poll are pretty surprizing for we who have relied on the media to accurately report on the mindset of the country. It’s not that the numbers are good for Trump; they’

Source: Trump Is More In Touch Than You Think | The American Conservative

How Do You Deal With Painful Truths? Left vs. Right #4

The Left and Right perceive the world differently. One side sees it as it exists, accepts fundamental truths and facts–even if they are painful–and then adopts a worldview. The other side adopts a vision, and then views the world through that prism. Which side sees the world as reality? And which as it imagines? Dennis Prager’s Left-Right Differences Series Part 4: How Do You Deal With Painful Truths? How do Conservatives and Liberals differ?

Source: How Do You Deal With Painful Truths? Left vs. Right #4 | PragerU

God’s Mercy and God’s Wrath Meet at the Cross 

The cross of Jesus Christ is all about God’s holiness. That may seem strange, that a place of blood and suffering and torment would be all about holiness. But the cross answers this question: How can a holy God be reconciled to unholy people? That question demands this one: How can the relationship between a holy God and an unholy people be restored without some gross act of injustice?

Source: God’s Mercy and God’s Wrath Meet at the Cross – Tim Challies

We Will Not Bow To Ceasar – God will build his church regardless….. I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. That includes the LGBT organization and the Demoncrats.

God will build his church regardless….. I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. That includes the LGBT organization and the Demoncrats.

 Bill O’Reilly and Pastor Robert Jeffress on Trump & North Korea

On Thursday’s No Spin News, Bill welcomed Pastor Robert Jeffress, who has advised President Trump, to discuss the morality of the North Korea situation.

Source: Bill O’Reilly: No Spin News Preview – Bill O’Reilly and Pastor Robert Jeffress on Trump & North Korea

Don’t Let Them Silence Us! 

I’m not a conspiratorialist, and I don’t believe the sky is falling. But I do know that some major players on the left are trying to silence many of us on the right. Our views are considered toxic and dangerous and discriminatory and hateful. Our views, we are told, belong to a bygone, bigoted era and do not deserve a hearing. Our views, in short, must be suppressed and silenced, and those who dissent will be punished.

Source: Don’t Let Them Silence Us! | Ask Dr. Brown

Christian Leaders, Please Speak the Truth About Homosexuality Plainly and With Love 

To my brothers and sisters in ministry, I ask in the sight of God: Please speak plainly and clearly … and with love… when it comes to homosexuality,

Source: Christian Leaders, Please Speak the Truth About Homosexuality Plainly and With Love | The Stream

What Does it Mean to Fear God?

We need to make some important distinctions about the biblical meaning of “fearing” God. These distinctions can be helpful, but they can also be a little dangerous. When Luther struggled with that, he made this distinction, which has since become somewhat famous: He distinguished between what he called a servile fear and a filial fear.

“It is a frightening thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb. 10:31). As sinful people, we have every reason to fear God’s judgment; it is part of our motivation to be reconciled with God.

Source: What Does it Mean to Fear God?