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    Political Correctness

    Unlike America’s original rebel Christians who dumped the Brits’ taxed tea into Boston Harbor and told King George that he could kiss their King George, today’s evangelicals, I believe—especially the dandy ministers who love to be loved—would have folded like one-ply toilet paper before British oppression. We’re a timid tufted titmouse compared to our rowdy founding forefathers.

    The Church needs the biblical rebel spirit of our founders injected back into the evangelical mix instead of this squishy, pusillanimous, ignoble and compliant crapola that’s currently cranking through our indolent pulpits and pews. God help the Church to lose its cowardly, effeminate bent in these critical days.



    And do not get me started with pro-Islamic bias that is so ubiquitous that no one seems to notice it. Why do Western media — largely composed of irreligious people, one might add — always deferentially refer to Mohammed as “the Prophet Mohammed” in news articles and opinion pieces? When Jesus is mentioned, the media never refer to him as “Christ, the Lord” or as “the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Just “Jesus.” In fact, “A.D.” (“Anno Domini,” “In the Year of our Lord”) has been completely dropped by the very academics and media who always write “the Prophet Mohammed.”

    There is only one possible reason, and that is political correctness — Western elites bending over backwards on behalf of Muslims and Islam in ways they never would for another religion.

    What happened to Islamic jokes?

    Q: What's the difference between a Muslim and a vampire?
    A: At some point the vampire will stop being bloodthirsty.

    Q: What's the difference between Mike Tyson and Osama Bin Laden?
    A: Mike Tyson can take a shot to the head.

    Music

    Why is it that we hold ministers of the gospel up to a high Biblical standard, but not Christian singers? I can’t tell you the times I’ve heard singers say they have a “music ministry.” Well, if so, then why are they not held as accountable to God’s Word as anyone else?

    And, what about their music? Their songs? Their lyrics? If they claim to be ministering for the Lord Jesus Christ, then shouldn’t their lyrics be Biblical? Tell me how Biblical this is:

    Jesus has a rocking chair,
    And He holds that precious baby with oh such tender care.
    He takes the place of Mom and Dad.
    He’s the greatest parent a child could have.
    Don’t worry about the children there.
    Jesus has a rocking chair.
    Really? When Scripture tells us that Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father (Hebrews 1:3), it doesn’t say he’s sitting in a rocking chair. While this is just one example, taking such liberties with God’s Word should not be permitted, no matter how sweet and syrupy the song may seem and no matter how good it may make you feel. It’s not truth, and if it’s not truth it should be rejected regardless of whether it’s a teacher or a singer disseminating it.

    Which brings me to my next point – “Jesus is my boyfriend/girlfriend” songs.

    Over at the evangelical e-magazine Crosswalk.com, Julie Ferwerda writes:

    “I’ll go to a river, a park, a garden or up in the mountains with my Bible and worship music and hang out with him for an hour or two in beautiful seclusion. At this point, he usually starts showing off, captivating me with his majesty, pointing out amazing things he formed with his bare hands … for me. Taking in sunsets, sunrises, star gazing or walks after rainstorms also make inspiring dates where I’ve communed with him at incredibly deep levels. His presence feels as near as my very breath. No human could touch the holy romance of the intimate moments we share during these times.”
    I mean really? And the music. Oh Jesus, the music. I spent half of my life in church services listening to “Jesus is my Boyfriend” material like “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” by Hillsong. In between songs, impassioned Pentecostal worshippers would gasp, “Ah!
    Touch me Jesus!”


    Liberals

    While we're ranting lets not even touch the pope's visit today. Does anyone else find this amusing? A liberal meme has an out of touch reality:

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    Just read the news headlines and a couple of articles before his coming which is today:

    "On the eve of Pope Francis’s arrival in the U.S., the Vatican has taken offense at the Obama administration’s decision to invite to the pope’s welcome ceremony transgender activists, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop and an activist nun who leads a group criticized by the Vatican for its silence on abortion and euthanasia.

    According to a senior Vatican official, the Holy See worries that any photos of the pope with these guests at the White House welcoming ceremony next Wednesday could be interpreted as an endorsement of their activities."



    Rant Rant,
    William

  • #2
    Originally posted by William View Post
    God help the Church to lose its cowardly, effeminate bent in these critical days.
    Cowardly effeminacy is the path of least resistance. A Christian who supports SSM thinks he’s somebody who gets to have his cake and eat it too. I don’t know how someone with faith in Christ could be willing to betray that hope and power for a pat on the back from people who reject Christ.

    One of many great things about the church I go to now, one which follows traditional reformed theology is that I’m not asked to sing Jesus is my boyfriend songs. We sing classic hymns, and something I never experienced in non-Reformed churches, we sing the Psalms.

    Most political cartoons are very Liberal. As Liberal, they’re dishonest. Jesus wasn’t “forgiving” on divorce. Even his Apostles, who were not part of our modern divorce culture, remarked about how hard Jesus’ teaching on divorce is (Matthew 19:10). Jesus only gave approval to taxes to avoid Jews accusing Him of teaching rebellion against Rome, that’s miles from advocating socialism. Also, notice the cartoon has an old white guy, in a suit no less, criticizing the Pope and a young brown woman countering that the Pope is expressing the teachings of Jesus. That anti-white racism is just the icing on the cake of distorting what Jesus taught.

    William, I’m going to have to disagree with you on Islam. Islam is evil. And, right-wing Christians are very good at hating Islam. So good at it that they’ve become self-destructive (e.g. they’re contributing to scattering Muslims to America and Europe). Those political cartoons that aren’t liberal are almost exclusively anti-Islam or anti-Democrat (partisanship).



    Last edited by Cornelius; 09-23-2015, 08:30 AM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cornelius View Post
      William, I’m going to have to disagree with you on Islam. Islam is evil. And, right-wing Christians are very good at hating Islam. So good at it that they’ve become self-destructive (e.g. they’re contributing to scattering Muslims to America and Europe). Those political cartoons that aren’t liberal are almost exclusively anti-Islam or anti-Democrat (partisanship).
      Hi Cornelius,

      I spend a good amount of time throughout the day writing on various conservative news publication comment sections. Whenever people attempt to gain support for theocratic Israel by using the Bible I have been outspoken against it. I will say this, advocates of Zionism refuse to address the clear passages in Scripture. And they are very rude and hateful towards anyone that does not agree with them.

      God bless,
      William
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      • #4
        I am not hateful and I believe in the nation of Israel having the promise of God to exist, ultimately to its fullest after the battle at Armageddon.
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        • #5
          I agree with Cornelius on one thing, though; there are many weak, even ashamed Christians who blur the line between whether they actually believe. Believers are soldiers for Christ, and that is power, strength, and boldness.
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          • #6
            UR just a corny-copia of fun(yet relevant) humur. Kudoes-kiddo----marty
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            • #7
              Originally posted by William View Post

              Hi Cornelius,

              I spend a good amount of time throughout the day writing on various conservative news publication comment sections. Whenever people attempt to gain support for theocratic Israel by using the Bible I have been outspoken against it. I will say this, advocates of Zionism refuse to address the clear passages in Scripture. And they are very rude and hateful towards anyone that does not agree with them.

              God bless,
              William
              It's not Islam that's evil, it's Jehadi (high on hash) fanatics, murdering ,hellbound butchers that 'suck' ! No more than Baptists are 2/blame for the Ku Klux Klan even tho all the kluckers claim 2/B bible believen' Baptists. " Thus spake Zarathustra " marty ( comment 2 the avid Muslim-hater guy) Not 2 good @ puttin' stuff where it goes yet !
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              • #8
                Originally posted by pastor marty View Post
                It's not Islam that's evil, it's Jehadi (high on hash) fanatics, murdering ,hellbound butchers that 'suck' ! No more than Baptists are 2/blame for the Ku Klux Klan even tho all the kluckers claim 2/B bible believen' Baptists. " Thus spake Zarathustra " marty ( comment 2 the avid Muslim-hater guy) Not 2 good @ puttin' stuff where it goes yet !
                Islam is evil. It's evil because it denies the most important thing in the world, salvation by faith in Christ. I don't think Islam is completely evil, as it at least nominally affirms the teachings of Christ Jesus as true and valid. But, it does deny that our New Testaments accurately relate those teachings. Islamic apologists promote a lie that is popular among some Christians, that Jesus taught in Hebrew and that what we have are Greek translations. Translations are unavoidably somewhat inaccurate. Islamic leaders place a strong premium on reading the Korean in Arabic, and not reading it through a translation.

                Islamic militants are necessarily any more evil than moderate Muslims. Militants are just more dangerous to our flesh than moderate Muslims, for a Christian in certain parts of the world. But, where I sit, Liberals are far, far more dangerous. And, I consider western Christians who obsess about the dangers of Muslims to be guilty of allowing Liberals to be even more dangerous.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cornelius View Post
                  I consider western Christians who obsess about the dangers of Muslims to be guilty of allowing Liberals to be even more dangerous.
                  I definitely agree that one (Liberalism) has the potential to be as dangerous as the current danger presented today (Islam). Again, we are not limited to only one front which we can fight. But focusing on one front and not the other poses a lot of problems. I am reminded of a tactic the naval fleet used in the sequel to the movie 300. The tactic was when under attack by an opposing fleet to form a circle in which they moved round about. There was no front or weak link by which to be attacked. So when the opposing fleet attempted to "wedge" itself into one area, the defensive fleet struck the wedged formation's side as it turned round about. In some ways it reminded me of being made whole or complete in a defensive posture, demonstrating no weakness from any perspective.

                  On the subject of liberalism, I find it rather interesting, that is, its contrast to orthodoxy and fundamentalism. I'm not really an advocate of fundamentalism though, but I can definitely understand why it developed in response to post-modernism. Also, if I wanted to destroy religion I would endorse liberalism, why Christians are on that side of the fence is beyond me.

                  I really like what you shared Cornelius, one exhibits more danger to our flesh (physical) but we shouldn't reject and ignore the ideological (spiritual) threat of the other.

                  God bless,
                  William
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                  • #10
                    Speaking of Bill Nye from the video, the guy with a BS degree in mechanical engineering, turned to acting after failing in his chosen profession, playing a scientist on a kid's TV show. He's in the news again, the the applause of Liberals, for blasting pro-lifers with supposed scientific objectivity. Remember his video attacking Creationism because, he claims, Creationism holds back a country, even though in the video Bill Nye recognizes that the US has the world's' strongest acceptance of of Creationism and the US is the most advanced in the world.

                    In the new video, Bill Nye argues that because fertilized eggs sometimes fail to implant, it's ignorant to be pro-life. By that logic, it's okay to kill babies after they're born, because of infant mortality. By that logic, it's okay to kill anyone you want, because the human mortality rate approaches 100%. By Bill Nye's logic, it's relatively okay to kill black people because they statistically have shorter lives in the first place.

                    Bill Nye is an idiot.
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                    • #11
                      Bill Nye logic: We can't outlaw murder because as many people die from natural causes as are murdered.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Stratcat View Post
                        I am not hateful and I believe in the nation of Israel having the promise of God to exist, ultimately to its fullest after the battle at Armageddon.
                        & I pray every morn 4 Arma/boom/gone 2 wait til tomorrow 2 begin.God has all eternity 2 punish us. I 4/1 would like 4 my grankids 2 have roses 2 smell,not radiation craters 2 dodge. PAX...marty
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                        • #13
                          Reply 2 yer' intro-post 2 us somewhere....marty
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                          • #14
                            I agree with Cornelius about the Muslims. I disagree about putting our faith in this world for our grandkids or whoever. We are here to glorify the Lord. Eventually, the Lord' will have His day against the unGodly. I don't know about radiation craters, but I know haw the world shall be punished, and it is by God, not man. Revelation is quite clear on that. I also agree with the OP.
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                            • #15
                              I agree with OP in a sense. I think that he's right that too many things that go against the doctrine of the Bible get a pass in today's society. What I disagree with is the hard line he takes against some of these "softer" believers. Maybe their compassion is their greatest weakness, but it's also a strength in a Christian to be forgiving and compassionate towards others. I think that is what these people are doing in their own perception. They aren't just giving a pass to Muslims, but they know just as themselves the people of Muslim faith were also creations of the Lord. When that commonality is realized it seems perfectly normal for them to sympathize with people even of another faith.
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