Now, admittedly, Donald Trump can be a lot of laughs, but Franklin Graham as a self-appointed representative of Christianity isn't. Now, Bill Moyers was planning to become a Baptist preacher, but he saw that religion and politics don't mix. So, he took a different route. So, if Frankie wants to stick his nose into the politics, he can do like Pat Robertson and run for an office. Thankfully people were wise enough not to vote Paddy into anything. Anyway, Bill Moyers is a better Baptist than either of them
EBLNews wrote: Veteran journalist and former LBJ press secretary Bill Moyers compares the Trump presidency to the Johnson administration. He tells Lawrence O'Donnell why Trump's reaction to the removal of Confederate statues demonstrates the president's consistent inconsistency.
CBS News wrote: Pope Francis received a victim's letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually abused him and how other Chilean clergy ignored it, contradicting the pope's recent insistence that no victims had come forward to denounce the cover-up, the letter's author and members of Francis' own sex-abuse commission [ http://tinyurl.com/yaftvelv ] have told The Associated Press....
Sarah Bailey wrote: .... "... but carrying an unhealthy cynicism toward the media can rattle our sense that there is indeed knowable truth. Instead, the savvy Christian should seek to gather several pieces of information and ideas before filtering them through what he or she knows to be true. We can look to media accounts to begin to understand general revelation, God‚Äôs providential work manifested in the world around us...." From a source many of you would approve of excerpt from, http://tinyurl.com/hzvme5g (Discerning the News), The RC Sproul site‚Ěó
Since this case will probably be appealed, we all have to wait to see how the other shoe will drop -- from the US Supreme Court, which already has a similar case to render judgment on from Colorado.
Karoun Demirjian and Devlin Barrett wrote: The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Monday to release a Democratic rebuttal to GOP accusations that the FBI misled a secret surveillance court. President Trump now has five days to decide whether the information will become public.
The vote means the political rancor roiling Congress is likely to continue. Each party has accused the other of misrepresenting sensitive intelligence surrounding the ongoing probe into whether any Trump associates coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election....
...The panel‚Äôs senior Democrat, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.), announced the vote results, saying Republican attacks on the Justice Department and the FBI show desperation on the part of the president‚Äôs defenders....
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. wrote: The core of the humanistic philosophy is naturalism‚ÄĒthe proposition that the natural world proceeds according to its own internal dynamics, without divine or supernatural control or guidance, and that we human beings are creations of that process. It is instructive to recall that the philosophers of the early humanistic movement debated as to which term more adequately described their position: humanism or naturalism. The two concepts are complementary and inseparable.
Since both naturalism and humanism exclude God from science or any other active function in the creation or maintenance of life and the universe in general, it is very obvious that their position is nothing but atheism. And atheism, no less than theism, is a religion! Even doctrinaire-atheistic evolutionist Richard Dawkins admits that atheism cannot be proven to be true.
Of course we can't prove that there isn't a God.
Therefore, they must believe it, and that makes it a religion.
Chris Cillizza wrote: Trump's total lack of commitment to facts as President is a continuation of the trend from the 2016 presidential race. In that contest, 59 of the 92 Trump statements that the Post fact-checked were found to be totally and completely false. That's roughly two thirds (64%). [ http://tinyurl.com/zsccsfq ] By comparison, seven of the 49 fact-checked statements by Hillary Clinton were found by the Post to be totally and completely false. That's just more than one in 10 (14%)....
Trump has normalized lots and lots of behavior that would have been unheard of from any past President. (The New York Times' Peter Baker wrote brilliantly about Trump's total disregard for being "presidential" here.) [ http://tinyurl.com/yccwocet ] [ ] But nothing is more important -- and more damaging to the long-term fabric of society -- than Trump's willingness to just say (and say and say and say and say) things that aren't true. And that he knows aren't true. [ ]
The article was a meshmash of stories. The Indonesians are in this country legally, but in the continuation of the article it turned into how Israelis are handling illegal Muslims who are invading their country! These certainly are two different stories
Trump promised to protect Christians refugees and Israeli government is to protect Jews!
Morial Ministries wrote: There is nothing wrong with reading the King James Bible, but there was something wrong with King James. The problem is not the King James Version, it is a valid translation. Nor is the problem with the Masoretic & Textus Receptus Only position (irrespective of whether or not we fully agree with that view -good and responsible people maintain this conviction and it deserves just consideration). The problem is with 'KJV ONLY' and the agendas of those who are obsessed by KJV ONLY. These are more concerned with the bible version one reads more than what the bible, (even more than what the KJV version itself says), and more than what the original autographs say. The KJV ONLY cause is a Mormon cause, it is a Gay & Lesbian cause, it is a racist cause, it is a judaised kabbalistic cause, and it is an Ecumenical cause. It is a cause than the Ruckmanites, Howard, Buester, Riplinger, Dillen, and Aho all share.
Nete, or for that matter, blame Trump's behavior on Satan? God holds everyone responsible for their own behavior--at least Rosie O'Donnell or Trump's anyway.
While both Franklin Graham and Bill Moyers are Baptists, Bill Moyers comes closer to being a proper Christian. Who knows? Both may believe in the five Solas and scrape by for being Christians. I still think that Bill Moyers makes a more positive contribution, however.
CBS News wrote: The fact that Francis received the eight-page letter, obtained by the AP, challenges his insistence that he has "zero tolerance" for sex abuse and cover-ups. It also calls into question his stated empathy with abuse survivors, compounding the most serious crisis of his five-year papacy.
The scandal exploded last month when Francis' trip to South America was marred by protests over his vigorous defense of Bishop Juan Barros, who is accused by victims of covering up the abuse by the Rev. Fernando Karadima.
Of course the White House now is known as the home of the Whopper ūüćĒ that is when boss Trump is there and not on the golf course!
Glenn Kessler and Meg Kelly wrote: After a year in office, President Trump has made 2,140 false or misleading claims and flip-flops. He now averages 5.9 per day....
When we started this project, originally aimed at the president‚Äôs first 100 days, he averaged 4.9 claims a day. At that pace, it appeared unlikely the president would break 2,000 in a year. But the longer the president has been in the job, the more frequently he touts an assortment of exaggerated, dubious or false claims. (Our full interactive graphic can be found here.) [ http://tinyurl.com/y8t2se24 ]....
Kelley Hawes wrote: ...We want fairness,‚ÄĚ the president said. ‚ÄúCan‚Äôt say things that are false, knowingly false, and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account.‚ÄĚ
Really? You can‚Äôt say things that are false? This from the man who claimed Barack Obama was born in Africa and that the father of Sen. Ted Cruz had been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
That guy says there ought to be a penalty for lying?
The Washington Post has been keeping track of the president‚Äôs lies since he took office, and it says the number topped 2,000 this week. The Post‚Äôs fact checkers say the 2,001st lie came during the president‚Äôs televised meeting with a group of bipartisan lawmakers on Tuesday.
Democrats say the document is a point-by-point rebuttal of the memo declassified by President Trump last week that alleged abuses of government surveillance powers at the FBI and Justice Department in their efforts to obtain court approval to gather intelligence on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page....
Lu Wang and Jeran Wittenstein wrote: ... not even pessimists were prepared for the white-knuckled ride that for 15 harrowing minutes sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling almost 1,600 at its lowest point -- its biggest intraday point decline in history.
Coming after a 666-point rout on Friday that shook investor confidence, Monday‚Äôs plunge left many investors wondering just where the pain would end....
The Hill wrote: Does @RepAdamSchiff believe @DevinNunes‚Äô staff worked with the White House on the House GOP memo? He tells @GStephanopoulos ‚ÄúI think it‚Äôs very possible his staff worked with the White House and coordinated the whole effort with the White House.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 4, 2018
Schiff said on Sunday Trump‚Äôs use of the memo ‚Äúcould be evidence of the president‚Äôs intent to interfere with the investigation‚ÄĚ into Russia's election meddling and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.
Ryan Bort wrote: .... The U.S. rated especially poor in equality of coverage. The report found that 44 percent of low-income Americans have trouble gaining access to coverage compared with 26 percent of high-income Americans. The numbers for the U.K. are 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Not unrelated, the U.K.‚Äôs National Health Service was deemed the best health care system, just as it was in 2014. ‚ÄúIn contrast to the U.S., over the last decade the U.K. saw a larger decline in mortality amenable to health care than the other countries studied,‚ÄĚ the report reads....
BDM wrote: - The "Christian" Reconstruction movement (CRM) claims that believers possess a cultural mandate from God to reclaim in this age dominion over human society -- a dominion forfeited by the fall, but supposedly regained for immediate claim with the New Birth experience. As believers obey this mandate, gradually gaining dominion over earthly society, this present world will supposedly become "Christianized," inaugurating the Millennium. In reality, if effected, the entire earthly society would be placed under an O.T. "Theonomy" law system, rather than the N.T. teaching of believers as a group of "called out" saints from the world. They want to apply Old Testament law to today's society. This includes slavery as an alternative to prisons and capital punishment for a variety of offenses (murder, homosexuality, etc.). This view advocates the reconstruction of society as a theocracy and is heavily postmillennial.
"Since then, Smith has been making documentaries, speaking to every audience that would listen, getting laws changed, and launching a nonprofit aimed at educating children and parents about hazing‚Äôs dangers. She‚Äôs had help from the most unlikely of allies ‚ÄĒ one of the fraternity brothers convicted in her son‚Äôs death and the former president of the college where her son went."---Parents whose children died take collective aim at hazing
Dr. Tim you can look at the John MacArthur comment on the thread about the Sabbath or just listen to this sermon by Dr. Rugh:
Dr. Rugh wrote: Nowhere in the Old Testament is there any word that the Gentile nations ought to observe the sabbath , or keep the law. It was for the nation Israel. People come presenting supposed truth that will help us be more godly and will stem the tide of decadence around us. These are subtle forms to corrupt the sufficiency of Christ and His work accomplished in our lives.