Devotional Thought for Today – 01/22/2021

Who is the restrainer in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7? | NeverThirsty

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

In this portion of scripture, Paul is describing the Man of Lawlessness and the coming “Day of the Lord.”

Our text in the picture above combined makes a clear and convincing argument that God is not sitting on the sidelines while the world is running amuck in chaos. Despite what the naysayers and poorly read theologians think, God and God alone restrains evil. 

Today I offer an article/sermon from John Macarthur and Grace to You ministries on the subject. May it bless you greatly. 


“Why Does Evil Dominate the World?”

A COVID-Free China Still Isn’t Free

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A COVID-Free China Still Isn’t Free

Recently, police in Hong Kong arrested 53 pro-democracy activists for holding a primary election. The Communist Chinese government made the sweep of political opponents under cover of its new national security law. The same day as these arrests, China-based tech firm Alibaba’s stock jumped 30 percent when word circulated that Jack Ma, Alibaba’s eccentric founder, might actually be alive. Ma vanished two months ago after publicly criticizing China’s banking system. Apparently, stockholders had assumed the Chinese Communist Party killed him…

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Dr. King and the Nature of Law

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Dr. King and the Nature of Law

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In an eloquent defense of life, marriage, and religious liberty known as The Manhattan Declaration, authors Chuck Colson, Professor Robert George, and Dr. Timothy George wrote, “There is no more eloquent defense of the rights and duties of religious conscience than the one offered by Martin Luther King, Jr., in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

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Critical Race Theory- How Is It Reshaping America?

Critical Race Theory- How Is It Reshaping America?

On January 5, 2021,  Stand in the Gap Today hosts Joe Greend and Sam Rohrer interviewed Dr. Shelby Steele on the topic of Critical Race Theory. Dr. Steele is an African-American conservative author, columnist documentary filmmaker, and a Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute. He specializes in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action. Recently, Dr. Steele released a new documentary titled, “What Killed Michael Brown”

1) What was the purpose for producing the new documentary, “What Killed Michael Brown”?

2) How does white guilt exploitation of black pain leaves black people dependent on American liberalism?

3) What is Critical Race Theory and what are its origins?

LISTEN to the entire program HERE!

READ the transcript HERE!

The Ethics of the COVID Vaccine

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The Ethics of the COVID Vaccine

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Recently, a Wisconsin pharmacist was arrested for attempting to destroy hundreds of vials of the COVID-19 vaccine. He feared the vaccine could change the DNA of anyone who received it. 

Fears and rumors and worries about the safety and the ethics of the various COVID-19 vaccines are understandable. After all, no vaccine has ever moved into distribution this quickly, and much has been made about the new approach to vaccination take by the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. And, of course, elected officials aren’t always trusted in our culture…

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‘Soul’ and the Life Well Lived

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ and the Life Well Lived

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Pixar’s Take on Purpose is Spot On

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It remains to be seen which of the COVID-caused disruptions to our previous way of life will permanently change things. For example, while parents of small children don’t miss the popcorn prices, it still feels a bit strange for a brand-new movie to go straight to the living room instead of the theater. Still, Disney-Pixar’s latest release, Soul, is easily worth breaking out the Orville Redenbacher…

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Navigating the News in 2021 from a Christian Worldview

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Navigating the News in 2021 from a Christian Worldview

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A recent headline that isn’t exactly news announced the findings of a recent Gallup study: “Americans Remain Distrustful of Mass Media.” Six out of ten Americans trust the media either “not very much” or “not at all” when it comes to reporting the news fairly and accurately. 

Truth be told, I’m among those six. I’m tired of bias, of opinion pieces masquerading as reporting, of buried leads, and hysterical fearmongering. Apparently, many Americans are tired of these things, too. Last year, a major news network flashed this caption, “Fiery but mostly peaceful protests after police shooting,” as its reporter stood in front of buildings that were burning to the ground. Last week, America’s paper of record ran a glowing piece on freedom in China, where people may not have freedom of religion, speech, or assembly but enjoy going to nightclubs thanks to their dictator’s handling of COVID. And don’t get even get me started on the news coverage of the events this week…

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** NOTE; FSM and FSMWO are not by posting this article endorsing or recommending you subscribe to World magazine or any other products associated with BreakPoint. We are however Highly recommending that you continually, as the article suggests, read and stay informed with news that is at least conservative and biblical leaning if not Biblical or Christian Worldview based. 

OTHER RESOURCES:

FRC’s The Biblical Worldview Series

“Why do so Many Christians not have a Consistently Biblical Worldview?”

What if What We Saw Yesterday {1/6} at the Capitol Is Us?

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What if What We Saw Yesterday at the Capitol Is Us?

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In the introduction to his book The Content Trap, author Bharat Anand asks readers to consider what caused The Yellowstone Fires of 1988, which lasted for months and destroyed over 1.3 million acres of the world’s oldest, and one of our nation’s most treasured, national parks. The traditional story places the blame on a worker who dropped a single, still-lit cigarette. Anand disagrees…

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Unexplained Light

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Unexplained Light

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About a month before the great December conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, NASA researchers announced a separate, unexpected discovery: evidence of light in deep space without an explainable source. After studying photographs taken by the New Horizons space probe, which is now 4 billion miles away but still beaming footage to Earth, NASA came across an unexplained “glow.” It was in areas particularly distant from the known sources of light, such as stars and galaxies, and from sources of reflected light, such as dust particles. In fact, one astronomer told NPR that the amount of unexplained light was about equal to the light coming from sources they could identify. 

The NPR article described the “problem” this creates for scientists: “… for 400 years, astronomers have been studying visible light and the sky in a serious way and yet somehow apparently ‘missed half the light in the universe.’” The choice astronomers face is either to double-down on the known explanations for light or be open to new ones…

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C. S. Lewis and the Coronavirus

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A LOOK BACK AT A COUPLE TOP STORIES FROM 2020

C. S. Lewis and the Coronavirus

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What Do We Do with Critical Theory?

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