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Twilight Zone Obsolete with words

In case there is any doubt being “tolerant” can actually mean being highly in – tolerant, take a look at someone getting berned by Mr. Sanders merely for espousing the exact same beliefs Christianity has held since its inception.  Be reminded, also, the accused was merely defending the statement of beliefs of his Alma Mater – Wheaton College – which is similar to most orthodox, evangelical Christian churches worldwide. The article he wrote defending Wheaton may be found at this link. You can watch the video of B. Sanders’ interrogation on Youtube right here. If there is any doubt about the historic, exclusivity of Christianity, read Jesus’ own words in John 3:16-18 and 14:6, which include a reference readily made known via the end zones of American football games. Besides being Biblically illiterate, I suppose Sanders isn’t much of a sports fan either.

John-3-16- end zone  John 3 16 baseball

I guess in Bernie’s world, people who hold to basic Christian beliefs are unqualified to hold public office in this country. This scenario is eerily reminiscent of the dystopian Twilight Zone episode where a man is declared “obsolete” by the totalitarian state – partly for still owning and reading a Bible.

Twilight Zone Obsolete

It’s a bummer someone like John Hancock (1737 – 1793), president of congress and one of the most famous signers of the Declaration of Independence – would likely not get a passing grade in Bernie’s inquisition (see below excerpt from Wallbuilders.com).  By the way, if you’d like for the Bern to apologize, you can put your own John Hancock right here. -E

John Hancock - signing image

John Hancock

SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS;
REVOLUTIONARY GENERAL; GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTSSensible of the importance of Christian piety and virtue to the order and happiness of a state, I cannot but earnestly commend to you every measure for their support and encouragement.37

He called on the entire state to pray “that universal happiness may be established in the world [and] that all may bow to the scepter of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the whole earth be filled with His glory.”38

He also called on the State of Massachusetts to pray . . .

  • that all nations may bow to the scepter of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that the whole earth may be filled with his glory.39
  • that the spiritual kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be continually increasing until the whole earth shall be filled with His glory.40
  • to confess their sins and to implore forgiveness of God through the merits of the Savior of the World.41
  • to cause the benign religion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to be known, understood, and practiced among all the inhabitants of the earth.42
  • to confess their sins before God and implore His forgiveness through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.43
  • that He would finally overrule all events to the advancement of the Redeemer’s kingdom and the establishment of universal peace and good will among men.44
  • that the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be established in peace and righteousness among all the nations of the earth.45
  • that with true contrition of heart we may confess our sins, resolve to forsake them, and implore the Divine forgiveness, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, our Savior. . . . And finally to overrule all the commotions in the world to the spreading the true religion of our Lord Jesus Christ in its purity and power among all the people of the earth.4637. Independent Chronicle (Boston), November 2, 1780, last page; see also Abram English Brown, John Hancock, His Book (Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1898), p. 269.38. John Hancock, A Proclamation For a Day of Public Thanksgiving 1791, given as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from an original broadside in our possession.39. John Hancock, Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving, October 28, 1784, from a proclamation in our possession, Evans #18593.40. John Hancock, Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving, October 29, 1788, from a proclamation in our possession, Evans #21237.41. John Hancock, Proclamation For a Day of Fasting and Prayer, March 16, 1789, from a proclamation in our possession, Evans #21946.

    42. John Hancock, Proclamation for a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise, September 16, 1790, from an original broadside in our possession.

    43. John Hancock, Proclamation for a Day of Fasting and Prayer, February 11, 1791, from a proclamation in our possession, Evans #23549.

    44. John Hancock, Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Prayer and Humiliation, February 24, 1792, from a proclamation in our possession, Evans #24519.

    45. John Hancock, Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving, October 25, 1792, from an original broadside in our possession.

    46. John Hancock, Proclamation for Day of Public Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer, March 4, 1793, from a broadside in our possession.

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Once again, on Dec. 22, 2016 a sea of families (literally thousands) received Christmas gifts via the California Highway Patrol – which is an event hosted on the campus of Valley Baptist Church, Bakersfield.

This is a bit of challenge to a position that virtually all of society’s ills are caused,  jointly, by these two entities (law enforcement and the *gasp* organized church). Might want to rethink this : )

-E

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2016 – Central California

While the vast majority of West Coast College’s enrollment were out marching in an election protest, at least one student, Brianna Shipley, stayed inside and finished reading a chapter in her textbook. Unfortunately for her, she has already been docked a full letter grade by her professor for doing so.

Dr. James Johns’ official statement to the press notes:

“We affirm only people who think as true individuals here. That’s what this class is about. If you refuse to think and act like an individual along with the rest of the class – your grade will suffer” – J.Johns PhD, West Coast College

In response, Ms. Shipley has stated; “With everyone else going outside to walk and shout with their signs, it just seemed to me like a true individual might choose to stay in class and study. Besides, I guess I thought the class was about Medieval Literature, since that’s the title of the course: ‘Medieval Literature.’ I don’t know how walking with a sign in response to recent political events is helping me understand Medieval Literature.”  

The issue will be taken next month to the school’s academic dean to decide if Shipley’s punishment for being in class Thursday will be upheld.

-U.P

-yes, this is satire – but frighteningly believable, isn’t it? -E

Yes, the wave continues. Info about this can be found by going right here – and how you can make your voice known can be discovered at this link (who knows, this very post might get removed at some juncture… ). A simple question: How long has your money been pouring into state schools as they’ve taught ideologies you diametrically oppose? (even pseudo-spiritual ideologies?) 

Last one out, make sure you grab a Bible  -E

 

Perhaps the best way to help end global poverty. Even Bono has finally admitted this. Here’s a quick and easy link to help donate to micro-enterprises.

Microenterprise

Ecuador-Earthquake - 2016

Here is a link to donate to Ecuador Earthquake relief through Baptist Global Response. I know everyone is keeping this situation in their prayers.

I guess I’m a little cynical. Well, maybe more than a little.

The recent exposure scandal of Planned Parenthood selling body parts shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. I think of the line of the Terrance Mann character in the “Field of Dreams” movie – “there are rules? No, there are no rules.” Beyond my obvious disgust, I find it also interesting to have audio/video of an abortionist referencing the actual existence of unborn body parts – even… specific… body parts.

But, I thought… that was all just… tissue? Essentially, worthless, tissue? Oh, wait. I guess it, does, have worth, if one intends to make a profit from … “it.”

Haven’t seen the video yet? Here it is posted at the Center for Medical Progress site – along with their response to it:

http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/2015/07/planned-parenthoods-top-doctor-praised-by-ceo-uses-partial-birth-abortions-to-sell-baby-parts/