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Our Country Our Children

   Also See Section ...The Contemporary Church

“if a religion is permitted to exist, but is not permitted to be seen, not permitted to be heard of, not permitted to proselytize and not permitted to do anything which might in any way offend the majority, then clearly religious freedom does not exist”. [Shawn Abigail. http://brethrenonline.org/faqs/Brethren.htm#3]

Christians who bother to study their Bibles know that a silent faith in the face of overt rulings to shame and deny our faith and hide it in the closet is to face denial by Christ at the judgment ... so there is no fear of God in their hearts and it speaks of a people who really have no commitment to their faith. Are such of the Kingdom of God? Let the word of God speak on that subject ... the answer is no.  Go look”. (Dorothy A. Seese. The United States vs. Jesus Christ)

Americans had better start getting comfortable with politically incorrect, non-humanistic forms of making intelligent judgments on moral issues because even if we don't make them, I'm concerned there is Someone very willing to hold our nation accountable for what we allow. And He doesn't respond well to intimidation, name-calling, flawed logic or being quoted out of context. [Brannon S. Howse. How the Most Misquoted Verse in the Bible Is Destroying America]

Our Country

The War Against Christianity
“if a religion is permitted to exist, but is not permitted to be seen, not permitted to be heard of, not permitted to proselytize and not permitted to do anything which might in any way offend the majority, then clearly religious freedom does not exist”. [1]

Banning Christianity When the U.S. Supreme Court rules in religious freedom issues today, its decisions are not based on the inalienable rights guaranteed under the Bill of Rights, but the conditional rights promised under the Declaration of Human Rights. Look at them side by side, and ponder the most recent court decisions on religious 'freedom."

The War Against Christianity Real life examples of schoolchildren being harassed for praying. Christian symbols forbidden within schools. Christian values ridiculed. Christians subjected to brainwashing "sensitivity" training. Leftists strive to eliminate all signs of Christian symbols and values from contemporary America. Crosses and Christian pictures and symbols forbidden in the workplace. Employers firing people for daring to bring in to work the slightest sign of their Christian belief, practice or culture.

Flat-earth Atheism and the Pledge of Allegiance I must admit to being a little perplexed about atheists who protest injustice. It's hard to understand why atheists believes they has any rights to be violated. If Creator God isn't real, then we are all just animals in an accidental universe. What justice do animals know other than the law of the jungle?

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been called the "most dangerous organization in America." And rightly so. Rooted in hate and communist philosophy, it moves in the manner of other perverse and despicable bodies, cloaking itself in constitutional phraseology and the American Flag. In reality, it remains faithful to seeking the destruction of all American principals.
 

[1] Shawn Abigail. http://brethrenonline.org/faqs/Brethren.htm#3

The Death Of The Nation

When Nations Die There are many reasons for the decline and fall of a nation, but an important (and often overlooked) reason is its abandonment of religion.

America’s New Religiosity "God Bless America, But Don't You Dare Tell Us To Repent!"

Abortion, Perversion, Apathy: Beginning of America's End? When God's revealed truth is disdained by the people and its leaders, the nation dies.

In God We Trust If you look on the back of any denomination of US currency, you will see in bold print across the top center of each bill, the well-known axiom “In God We Trust.” How this nation finds comfort and security in a religious cliché that is taken for granted but seldom to heart, I’ll never know.

Is It Too Late For America The chilling thing about our behavior as a nation is that the Bible teaches that when a nation under judgment refuses to repent, it will ultimately reach a point where God will deliver it from judgment to wrath from discipline to doom.

Only A Miracle Can Save America Now If God intends to give America another chance, if He intends to return these United States to constitutional government, and if He intends to preserve America's independence, it will only come in the form of a miracle. And miracles do not happen by the machinations of pragmatic planners. Miracles are just that. Includes ...

What To Do When You Don't Like Any Of These Candidates Hillary Clinton. John McCain. Barack Obama. Those are our choices for the next president of the United States. Are you happy with that selection? If not, what is your alternative? As the saying goes, “The lesser of two evils is still evil.”

The Storm Clouds Are Gathering Is it possible America’s best days are still ahead?  Is it possible that the Lord could send a powerful revival our way?  Is it possible that the greatest out-pouring of the Spirit the world has ever seen lies just over the horizon? Are you sure that what you see in the sky is the end approaching rather than a storm that, when weathered, will lead to a new dawn?
 

Christians and Their Country

What Do We Owe The Government? Should we respect leaders and political systems even if we believe they are godless and corrupt? Is flag-waving patriotism a form of idolatry? Do we have the right to withhold taxes if we don't think our government is using the money wisely? Should people who have pledged allegiance to Christ become involved in politics, or should we distance ourselves from the process? How can we pray for our leaders, even if we don't like them?

The Christian and Social Action Christians love to try and “change the world” However the Bible calls Christians to reach out first to their own family, than the family of believers, and then the outside world. The logic is plain enough to see: you have no business meddling in the affairs of the wider church if you don’t have affairs in order where you have direct control. I submit that the same logic applies to the wider world: if you cannot manage the church, what on earth are you doing inserting yourself and your views outside the church?

Living In Babylon Since the era of the Moral Majority and the rise of the so called "religious right," there has been an ongoing debate within the Christian community about how to define the appropriate relationship between Christians and the contemporary American culture.

A Better Society Without The Gospel? It is through the propagation of the gospel and the building of the church, not through politics and the renewal of America, that we are promised that even "the gates of hell shall not prevail" (Mat. 16:18). To demand a return to an alleged "Judeo-Christian ethic" with the unbiblical expectation that the moral quality of our nation will thereby improve is to waste precious time, energy and resources that should be channeled instead to fulfilling Christ’s "great commission."
 

Politics and Politicians
That Christians have become stupendously gullible is the understatement of the year! Just about all a politician has to do is say, "I'm a conservative. I'm pro-life and pro-family," and Christians sing his or her praises all the way to the voting booth. That is, if he or she is a Republican.

Does Presidential Character Count? Is the top executive in this country really just filling the role of a contractor? Or does that office also include the role of ambassador, figurehead, or role model. Is he just a paid worker or is he a symbol of everything we stand for as a country?

Liberal or Conservative Though they are too slippery to allow simple definitions, the words "conservatism" and "liberalism" contain hints as to their essential nature. Conservatives want to conserve for society what is right. Liberals want to liberate society from what is wrong. To this extent, both philosophies are in theory right and biblical. Unfortunately, in their practice both are capable of being thoroughly unbiblical.

Muslims, Atheists and Hindu Prayer In Congress. How receptive were the Founding Fathers to the influx of non-Christian religions into the country and the government.
 

The Founding Of America

One Nation Under God.. Ten Things Every Christian Should Know About the Founding of America

Founding Fathers A few different people that were important personalities during this period of time who, at some time in their lives, may have written something that can be understood to be non-Christian, does not characterize the whole group of them as deists who rejected the divinity of Jesus. Additionally, the now infamous phrase “Separation of Church and State” which Jefferson, who coined the phrase, meant as almost exactly the opposite of what it has been made out to be. Furthermore this phrase was used in a private letter and was never part of the constitution.


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September 11th, 2001 Three Thought Provoking Articles

Entertainment and The Media In our world something has gone terribly wrong. Tv, Video Games, Movies, Fantasy Games and The Media are all a major part of the problem and possibly dangerous influences that can conform us to the world. How can a Christian make an intelligent assessment of these major influences, remembering that, as Christians, we are to live a pure lifestyle, even in private.

Our Children

Train A Child Are you as a parent following the instructions in Deut 6? Referring to the laws of God, it says ... “thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up” (Emphasis added).

Help Your Kids Make A Difference Parents have got a tough job to do. But you still need to parent your kids. Christian children will not grow up with a Christian perspective on world events if parents don't take the time to talk to them about what's going on. It's also necessary for parents to discuss America's heritage, economics and political philosophy to counter the Leftist propaganda that's being taught in government run schools. Instead of allowing them to be influenced by the god of electronics, get them involved in a worthwhile adventure

Age of Accountability.. Although we have all probably heard the expression countless times over the years, it might surprise some to learn that the phrase "age of accountability" never appears in the Bible ... not even once. In fact, the concept itself is really not discussed in Scripture, although there are some OT and NT examples that have led to some speculation among scholars as to the specific age of this "magic moment" of discernment.

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Teen Mania/ BattleCry /Acquire the Fire
So how can we tell whether Teen Mania’s success comes from well oiled corporate planning or from a movement of the Holy Spirit, seeking to draw young people to Christ. The Bible says.. By their fruits Ye shall know them " (Matt 7:16 ).  So what are some of the fruits of Teen Mania and related organizations? How can one point a finger at  a Christian youth organization devoted to steering teenagers away from drugs, alcohol and premarital sex. Unfortunately Ron Luce and his organization have made it very easy. A person’s zeal for God is useless unless it is an enlightened, discerning, and intelligent zeal. If the organization is leading young people away from substance abuse and sex but is exposing them to other and equally sinister dangers, it has not accomplished much, if anything at all.

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Santa Claus.. Pretender To The Throne For the most part, the world will tolerate stars, angels, Christmas trees, or a baby sleeping in a manger. But there’s still "no room at the inn" for the King who invites us to walk His lowly path. Worse.. Jesus’ place has been usurped by a pleasant fat fellow boasting a red hat and team of reindeer. So how do we understand the Santa Claus phenomenon? What do we REALLY know about Santa? Is he just a harmless, friendly fellow? Or is there something or someone else hiding behind the façade?

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Education

What Happened When The Praying Stopped?
How did the removal of voluntary prayer from the schools of the United States affect our nation as a whole? That question has been answered in detail by a research company in Texas which has gathered and tabulated statistics from hundreds of sources relating to the rates of moral decline in America.

Time To Exodus Public Schools Why would Christian parents send their children to government schools? It is tough today for parents to claim ignorance as the slightest research into their local public school will show they heavily promote hedonism, socialism, immorality and an anti-family agenda.

I’ll Have To Pray On It Do you pray before you go fishing? Do you pray before you play golf? Do you seek the Lord about going to a football game? Do you seek the Lord’s guidance before you put your kids on the yellow school bus from hell?  Silence isn’t golden, it’s yellow.

The Southern Baptist Convention could have made history at their meeting last June in Indianapolis if they had voted in favor of the Christian Education Resolution to remove their children from the public schools and either educate them at home or in good Christian schools.

Mind Control How to resist three UNESCO strategies for training students to reject truth and conform to a pre-planned group consensus.

What Do You Do When Your Teacher Is An Evolutionist? 10 Tips for Christian students in secular classrooms.

More Dangerous On College Campuses Than You Think It's entirely up to moms and dads to decide if a child is spiritually ready to go off to college, it's not up to your teenager to decide if he's ready! Christian youths who are unable to "contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints," will enter the swamp of "higher education" and find themselves up to their eyeballs in alligators. Spiritually immature teens and twenty somethings may not survive the swamp.

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Entertainment

The Golden Compass The movie’s 7th December release is engineered to create the most buzz for the newly repackaged trilogy and influence its sales potential among young people during the holiday season. The movie has been sanitized of its “hate God” theme and is being portrayed as another in a long line of fantasy movies that tell a wonderful tale. However, this story is a pernicious tale that will cause a large degree of spiritual disillusionment within the hearts of those who view it and later read the books.

Harry Potter Harmless fantasty or totally un-Biblical and dangerous?

Dungeons and Dragons "Make no mistake about it, magic and sorcery ARE spiritual. It does not matter if they are 'make believe' magic or not. We are not saying that everyone who plays D&D is going to end up a sorcerer or a Satanist. But we are saying that being exposed to all these ideas of magic to the degree that the game requires cannot but help have a significant impact on the minds of the players, no matter if they are Christian or unbeliever, and no matter what the 'template.'

Veggie Tales In the midst of all the cultural and spiritual confusion, it is understandable why parents would show interest when a movie, like Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie, hits the big screen. After all, not only is the movie about a biblical character, it is also void of sex, violence, and bad language.... BUT

The Effects of TV on Children. It is reported that children watch an average of 43 hours of TV per week, that's longer than the average adult work week. While watching, they rapidly become almost hypnotized. It has been shown scientifically that within minutes of beginning to watch TV, the brain changes from the alert brain waves (beta waves) to the hypnotic waves (alpha waves) where the judgment center of the brain is bypassed...

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Trained To Kill A military expert on the psychology of killing explains how today's media condition kids to pull the trigger.

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