Can a Christian Criticize the Government?

I recently watched a video in which the Bible teacher (who is really great, by the way) basically said that whoever is in authority in a government is the one God either wants in that position or allowed to take that position. His conclusion: it is an act of rebellion on a Christian’s part to criticize that authority. Well, I must respectfully take exception to that viewpoint. Romans 13 does tell us that all authority comes from God, and that… Read more »

Who Holds To a Biblical Worldview?

Being a Christian is more than having good feelings about Jesus. A real Christian maintains a set of beliefs that are foundational. If any of those basic beliefs are missing, that person either is not a genuine Christian or is teetering on the edge of losing the faith. The Barna group defines a Biblical worldview as believing the following basics: that absolute moral truth exists; the Bible is completely accurate in all of the principles it teaches; Satan is considered… Read more »

A Little Break

Everyone needs a little R&R. I’m going to take a few days off from the blog. In the meantime, if you like what you have been reading, and you haven’t yet looked at some of the postings from earlier months, now might be a good time to do so. I’ll return to the fray next week.

Self-Evident Truths & Inalienable Rights

When the Founders declared independence, they debated the document that Jefferson drafted. All the debate centered around the specific charges against the king. No one raised any objections or questions about the opening paragraphs. The second paragraph, in particular, spoke of self-evident truths—beliefs that everyone in the room held to without needing some type of external evidence to bolster those beliefs. Self-evident truths are obvious; they are implanted by God Himself in each person. The Founders identified at least three… Read more »

The Obama Work Ethic

This is quite an eye-opener. I submit it for your consideration. At this point, I won’t comment further; I’ll save that for a later post. I do believe, though, that it confirms what I have sensed all along. For now, I will copy this comment from Townhall.com, from someone who knew Barack Obama when he was “in charge” of the Harvard Law Review: As President of the law review, a place where many of the organization’s officers spent many hours per week… Read more »

The Onslaught Continues

We are being told, by anonymous sources at the White House, that on Monday, President Obama will sign an executive order lifting the ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. This has led one pro-life advocate, Rep. Chris of New Jersey, to refer to Obama as the “abortion president.” Congressman Smith In his statement, Smith asks, “Why does the president persist in the dehumanizing of nascent human life when better alternatives exist? Human embryo-destroying stem cell research is… Read more »

The Rush Strategy

Limbaugh: The Truth Detector Obama and company have zeroed in on their number one enemy, and the man they consider to be the nation’s premier demagogue: Rush Limbaugh. What is Rush’s crime? Apparently, it’s that he is vocal about his disagreements with Obama’s policies—and that nearly 20 million people listen to him daily. Obama’s strategists, which include some of the worst characters from the Clinton years such as James Carville and Paul Begala, have decided that the Republican party will… Read more »