Jul 272016
 

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The Daily Caller: “PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Convention has curtained off several “interfaith” spaces for prayer, but the only sign of religion in any of the spaces is Islam.

Convention goers looking to get in touch with the god of their choice can visit the “Interfaith Prayer Room” on the first floor of the Wells Fargo Center, which consists of a series of spaces sectioned off by curtains. A sign hangs over the first space, which is simply an empty room.

The second area has a few chairs and some prayer mats. A third large space is set up to accommodate Muslims, with a mat set up on the floor presumably facing Mecca and a sanitizing station so Muslims can wash before they pray.

A fourth space is another large empty room. Aside from Islam, no sign of any other religion was present.

Opinion: The obvious answer is that a cross might upset Muslims and according to the left-leaning Washington Post, the number of Muslim delegates attending the Democratic National Convention has quadrupled since 2004, according to a Muslim advocacy group.

“The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations counts more than 100 Muslim delegates representing some 20 states at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week. That’s up from 25 delegates in 2004, according to CAIR.”

The sad part of this story is that we now have an answer as to why out of 61 speakers on Monday not 1 mentioned ISIS.

(Thanks to Vason for sending this in)

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Jun 222016
 

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The New American:”Traditional Dutch Christmas celebrations might be a violation of what the United Nations describes as “international law,” but Buddhism and “Lord Buddha” can help “enlighten” the world and advance the UN’s controversial Agenda 2030, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Ironically, just this week, the UN accused Burmese Buddhists of committing potential crimes against humanity against Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya community.

The UN chief was speaking on the International “Day of Vesak,” an official UN day and the “most sacred day” for followers of the Buddhist religion, celebrating the birth and alleged enlightenment of a man known as Buddha some 2,500 years ago. Ban praised the religion as if it were the solution to all the world’s real and imagined problems.

With his comments coming days before the World Humanitarian Summit, the UN boss also claimed the teachings of Buddha could help the UN and its member governments deal with everything from mass migration and UN-defined “human rights” to hateful rhetoric and alleged man-made global warming.

Opinion: Progressive-left Buddhists use the word enlightenment a lot. I know because a very old friend is a Jewish Buddhist.

I have written about my friend before. I was able to laugh off our differences before becoming a Christian 16 years ago, but now it isn’t funny. I know that saving someone’s soul is the Holy Spirit’s job, and all I can do is plant seeds and pray for him.

There is a global religion coming but it is not in focus yet. The head of the Roman Church along with liberal Protestant leaders embracing ecumenism are my leading candidates, but a blend of Christianity and Buddhism does not feel right since most Christians consider Buddhism a false religion.

Others like Joel Richardson think the global church will be Islam but somehow that doesn’t feel right either.

Revelation 3:14-22 calls the final Church to be neither hot nor cold. Jesus said that church would be rich and not think they need anything, but underneath will be wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.

According to Revelation 13:1, the final Church will be led by a man described as having two horns like a lamb but will speak like a dragon – indicating a form of clergy gone bad.

About that pope …

 

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SUNDAY POST: If A Pot Could Talk

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Jun 052016
 

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IF A POT COULD TALK

Author Unknown

 Isaiah 45:9; Isaiah 64:8; Jeremiah 18:6; Lamentations 4:2

If a pot could talk, what would it say,
About the shape that it’s in and how it got that way?

Would it say: “Put me back in the ground from whence I came.
Since you dug me up, I’ve never been the same.”
OR: “Thank you for extracting me from the ground,
I was so lost and now I’m so happy to be found.”

Would it say: “Don’t try to clean me and soften me up.
I’d rather stay dirty like the rest of the muck.”
OR: “Thank you for removing all the foreign objects from me.
Because of you, I have achieved such purity.”

Would it say: “Must you knead so hard and press so much?
Just leave me alone, I don’t want to be touched!”
OR: “Since I know you won’t give me more than I can bear,
You must be pushing me so hard because you care.”

Would it say: “First you wanted soft and now you’re making me hard.
Make up your mind! Who left you in charge?”
OR: “Thank you for all those additives to make me stronger.
Now I won’t crack or break and I’ll last much longer.”

Would it say: “Now you’ve done it. I want to be hidden from others.
You’ve given me this pathetic pattern and these crazy colors.”
OR: “Thank you for not leaving me all boring and dull.
You’ve given me even more characteristics to fulfill my call.”

Would it say: “Don’t put me in that fire, it’s too hot in there!
I did not ask for this and it is not fair!”
OR: “I will go through the fire, if I must.
I know it won’t be pleasant, but in you I trust.”

Would it say: “You put me through all that and now you want me to work?
Just put me on the shelf because I’m just too hurt.”
OR: “You were the potter and I was the clay.
It’s because of You that I am here today.
When I was scared and hurting You said I’d be okay.
I’m so glad that I let You have Your way.
You shaped me and molded me; now give me Your fill.
I am ready to be used as a vessel for Your will.”

You may be a pot or you may still be clay.
What do YOU have to say…
About the shape that you’re in and how you got that way?

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Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV killed in Iraq after ISIS breaks through Peshmerga lines

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May 042016
 
Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV killed in Iraq after ISIS breaks through Peshmerga lines

CNN: “Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV, the grandson of savings-and-loan financier Charles Keating Jr.,died in combat against ISIS in northern Iraq, his family said Tuesday. “He is our family hero in every sense of the word,” cousin Elizabeth Ann Keating told CNN. Keating, 31, is the third American combat casualty since the U.S. redeployed forces

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ObamaCare Has Made The IRS A Shambles

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Feb 122016
 
ObamaCare Has Made The IRS A Shambles

Investors: “The IRS admitted to Congress what many suspect: That its abysmal customer service and failure to protect taxpayer data are because it’s diverted its resources to ObamaCare. Now it wants another billion. House Republicans were flabbergasted when Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen asked the House Appropriations Committee for another $1 billion for the IRS

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Sunday Post: A New Year's Self-Exam

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Jan 032016
 
Sunday Post: A New Year's Self-Exam

Job’s lamentation to God: “How many are my iniquities and sins? Make known to me my rebellion and my sin” (Job 13:23). In Psalm 17:3 David said, “You have tried my heart.… You have tested me and You find nothing.” Then, in Psalm 26:2 he cried out, “Examine me, O Lord, and try me.” “Test

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SUNDAY POST: Part Six, "EZEKIEL's SCROLL of a BOOK"

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Nov 292015
 
SUNDAY POST: Part Six, "EZEKIEL's SCROLL of a BOOK"

“Now when I looked, there was a hand stretched out to me; and behold, a scroll of a book was in it” Ezekiel 2:9. Scroll (Hebrew = meghillah, from the root galal = to roll) was a rolled manuscript usually inscribed on only one side (Ezekiel 3:1; Heb. 10:7; Rev 5:1-5; 10:8-11).  Ezekiel must receive from

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