Biden Tries to Make 1776 History
by Tony Perkins
In normal times, Victor Davis Hansen agreed, talking about America’s founding wouldn’t be controversial. But these are not normal times. And the fierce reaction to President Trump’s 1776 project proves it.
The following is from Larry P. Arnn, President, Hillsdale College, and chair the President’s 1776 Advisory Commission.
The Commission issued its 1776 Report this past Monday. The report calls for a return to the unifying principles stated in the Declaration of Independence. It quotes the greatest Americans, black and white, men and women, in devotion to these principles. It acknowledges the many ways we have fallen short of them even as it celebrates, following Abraham Lincoln, the influence for good that they exercised to the benefit of all. It acknowledges the way we fall short of them today and argues that it is only by returning to them that our current evils can be corrected. It calls for a civics education that fosters reverence for these principles, beginning with an accurate and honest teaching of American history. It is not a partisan document.
The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and other publications have made positive note of the report. The New York Times, the Washington Post, and other mainstream media organizations condemned the report, almost entirely for things it does not say. On Wednesday, the 1776 Commission was abolished by one of President Biden’s first executive orders.
This chapter is all about a reminder to remember how the nation of Israel continually disobeyed God, and for the Corinthians not to make the same mistakes.
Probably the most recognized and most wrongly quoted verse is v.13, There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. (KJV)
Folks consistently use this to say, the “Devil Made me do it”, the old Flip Wilson theology. But Paul is NOT saying that. He in context is saying your insistence on sin (idolatry in any form) can be overcome if you only trust God. It is not Satan making you do anything, it is our own sinful heart.
Everyone wants someone to blame, they need to play the Blame Game, but God says the fault lies within. We need to trust in Him for the solution. Are you trusting in Christ today?
The American criminal justice system holds almost 2.3 million people in 1,833state prisons, 110federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,134 local jails, 218immigration detention facilities, and 80 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals, and prisons in the U.S. territories. But people go to jail 10.6 million times each year. ¹
You all know I am not one who is a lenient forgive and forget kind of person when it comes to criminal justice. Yet our current system seems to be geared towards a never-ending cycle of recidivism. There are expectations, mainly through the work of faith-based groups like Prison fellowship. Here is one story.
INSPIRING HOPE THROUGH TRANSFORMATION
Kathy Vosburg’s first time inside a prison was at a Prison Fellowship Academy® graduation in October 2006. While visiting the original Academy at the Carol S. Vance Unit, one man told her, “We have never, ever known in our entire lives the unconditional love like these mentors and these volunteers show us while we’re here at the Vance Unit.”
That memory stuck.
Today, Vosburg is the founder of CrossWalk Center in Houston, Texas. A local, faith-based parachurch organization founded in 2016, Crosswalk offers safe, sober transitional housing, reentry and spiritual counseling, and living-wage employment placement services.
In late 2019, Prison Fellowship began a formal partnership with CrossWalk Center
American Minute With Bill Federer
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York.
He was baptized at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Hyde Park, New York.
Roosevelt was home-schooled till age 14 when he was put in an Episcopal boarding school in Groton, Massachusetts.
The school’s headmaster, Rev. Endicott Peabody, preached that it was a Christian’s responsibility to help the less fortunate.
Peabody later officiated Roosevelt’s wedding and visited him as President.
Roosevelt described Rev. Peabody as “the biggest influence in my life,” adding:
“As long as I live his influence will mean more to me than that of any other people next to my father and mother.”
One of my friends Laszlo sent me this Psalm the other day with the third verse highlighted; Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation (help). (AMP). The last dozen-plus years in our political climate and especially the past election cycle have been a clear reminder of this.
Maybe it is because I am old enough to remember the days of civility and reason in the houses of congress. When bi-partisanship, for “The Good of the People” and “In God We Trust” really meant something.
Some thought Obama was the coming savior and his legacy was that of failure after scandal. President Trump’s unpolitical style and lack of decorum caused both sides of the aisle to dislike him. Both men of great power and yet in them both was found no hope or lasting help. Joe Bidden will be the same or worse.
The psalmist makes it clear that the only true help, the only one we can truly trust in count on day after day is God, v.5; How blessed and graciously favored is he whose help is the God of Jacob (Israel), Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
Today’s question is simple, have you surrender to the call of the Holy Spirit? Have you placed your trust in the one and only who will never disappoint? The time is now and Christ is waiting.
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Pro-Life News Report
• President Donald Trump Declares January 22nd “National Sanctity of Human Life Day”
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• Pro-Life Leader Joe Scheidler Passes Away, He Inspired Pro-Life Americans to Vocally Oppose Abortion
Read these news stories and more, LifeNews.com
‘Live Together as Brothers — or Perish as Fools’
He only flew to Seattle once. It was early November of 1961 — two years before the young civil rights leader would give one of the most famous speeches in history. At just 32, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hadn’t won his Nobel prize or written his letter from a Birmingham jail, but word of the influential pastor had spread. Out west, thousands of miles away from the powder keg of boycotts and unrest, things may have been calmer, but plenty of people were still hostile to King’s message. They thought it was too radical, too revolutionary. So, they did what the forces of bitter intolerance have perfected today: they canceled him…
** Our nation is in trouble and we have a choice to make: Christ or chaos. The direction our nation takes will be determined in large part by whether or not the people of God listen to the direction God has given.
If you missed my Sunday morning message at Jefferson Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, “Listen! Are You Listening?” check out the video below. **
We Can Have Confidence
New Post by Stephen Nichols
Throughout biblical history and throughout church history, God’s people have faced difficult circumstances—giants of enemies. Some have faced literal armies. Today, we get discouraged by all that we see around us. It is easy to despair as evil seems to prosper, and it is easy to become overwhelmed. But, we can learn from those who have gone before us to have a proper perspective.
“Isaiah, Augustine, and many others teach us not to cower in the face of our circumstances, but to stand tall in confidence in God.”
We can have confidence today because we know that God is surpassingly great and glorious, mighty, eternal, infinite, resplendent in transcendent majesty. We know that God’s Word will not return void. We know that God’s church will not be thwarted. We know that God’s kingdom—and it alone—will have no end. How can we not have confidence?
For a limited time, you can also download the free ebook edition of A Time for Confidence by Stephen Nichols to remember that though the world may shake around us, God’s kingdom is unshakable.
CNN’s Jake Tapper questioned my commitment to Democracy.
I lost two legs for Jake’s right to say whatever the hell he wants, but let’s be clear: that free speech also protects the Republicans he is so eager to condemn for asking Constitutional questions about the election.
Watch it here: