2020 Mandate For Leadership

The Heritage Foundation

As they have done since 1980, Heritage scholars have once again compiled their extensively researched public policy solutions, this time for
Mandate’s 2020 edition. This book contains the policy prescriptions they
believe will deliver success after success in tackling some of America’s
biggest issues.

2020 Mandate For Leadership – A clear Vision for the Next Administration 

Daily Devotional – Meeting Together

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CONTEXT:

When COVID-19 first came around I wrote that I supported the temporary restrictions on meeting in churches, the assembling together of the saints imposed by the government and was highly criticized for it by many. 

Covid was at the time an unknown entity and I believe then and now the Constitution makes it clear that our elected officials are to,  insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, not just insure our first amendment right to speech and assembly.  

Of course many of our elected representatives are on a Bad Power Trip and have decided that Covid-19 is a catch all excuse to infringe upon our right to assemble, speak and even earn a living; and I have written about that also. 

But enough of them let me address those who claim to be “Christians” and ask you what is your excuse for not returning to the churches that are open across this nation? 

Pew Research has found that 1/2 of those Pre-Covid worshipers now attend strictly online:

Half of regular worshippers have replaced in-person attendance with virtual services amid pandemic

I guess the second question for today is how is this biblically justified? 

The writer of Hebrews here in the 25th Chapter  beginning in verse 19 makes the case that believers in Christ must live a new life one where we can unlike the common folks of ancient Israel enter the Holy Temple. In fact we are encouraged nay admonished to do just that fellowship together.


BREAKDOWN:

Not forsaking –  The Greek word Egkataleipo, translated here as forsaking means to totally abandon, to desert, renounce, give up on. 

the assembling  of ourselves together, – What are we admonished, warned, or counseled not to quit on? The gathering together with fellow saints.  

as the manner of some is; – Some back in the day when this was written were afraid to be seen together for fear of retribution by the Romans. The question needs to be asked how deep was their Faith?  Today (other than those who are at very HIGH RISK) what possible excuse could you have? 

but exhorting one another: – Do have members, friends of your congregation not attending, encourage them.

Maybe your local church is not reopened maybe your in one of those states that still has massive restrictions what can you do? Hopefully your pastor has a plan, gather in small groups in homes for Sunday services.

Maybe your church is closed; how about finding  a church that is open and fellowship with them. I recently traveled some 6000+ miles across America #DiaperRun2020 and stopped at over 12 churches obviously none my home church. I had a great time of fellowship and praising the Lord at each. 

and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. – The day is coming when “Christian” will be a name despised only  below that of “Christ” Himself. More and more hate for anything Christian is spreading across America .  Do you  really want to be that loner then?


APPLICATION:

The life of a true believer is both vertical and horizontal.

That is it is constantly pointing and seeking fellowship with the Triune God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Vertical) Prayer and private communion with God cannot be understated.

 While on earth we also need human fellowship (Horizontal) with like minded believers. You may think you can survive as a “lone wolf” but the bible makes it clear that is unacceptable Proverbs 18:1

 So today’s final question is quite simple, are you Meeting Together in proper Biblical  Fellowship?

Pastors Should Impart to Church Members Basic Biblical Teaching That Civil Authority Is Limited

American Pastors Network

American Pastors Network: Pastors Should Impart to Church Members Basic Biblical Teaching That Civil Authority Is Limited

Officials keen to enforce coronavirus-related mandates imposed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf have issued another spate of citations to businesses allegedly in violation, drawing criticism from faith leaders who point out Wolf’s rules were never approved by state lawmakers, which the constitution requires.

When officials flout the limitations of their offices, it’s up to citizens — led by their pastors — to hold them accountable, according to Pastor Sam Rohrer, a nine-term former state representative and the president of the American Pastors Network.

“When Executive Branch officials demand changes in the lives of their citizens which affect their duty to God or violate their constitutional guarantees of freedom, these same officials are guilty of violating their oaths of office and the constitutional Separation of Powers, and usurp the authority of the Legislature.” Rohrer said. “Pastors should guide and lead citizens in identifying these violations of moral and civil authority and seek to hold  these officials accountable to the Constitution and to the Bible, both of which make plain that all authorities are subject to God and are obligated to use their power with fidelity. In the United States, this starts with obeying constitutional limits for each branch of government.

“Many Christians assume that the Bible commands people to yield blindly to authorities or to follow every command of every person in office, but this is not true.” Rohrer continued. “America’s pastors must lead their flocks to properly understand the principles of basic authority, which demand ordered submission insofar as they uphold the Revealed Law of God, which is then reflected — in our nation — in our state and federal Constitutions.

“Christians need to grasp from the apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans in the New Testament that authorities who rebel against God’s authority undermine the basis of their own authority,” Rohrer concluded.

Rohrer says the preservation of religious liberty hinges on whether America’s pastors will speak up and stand up against unlawful actions imposed on them — in disobedience to the highest civil laws of man and highest moral laws of God.

“The law is the law. Just law starts, of necessity, with objective truth — God’s moral Truth, and in our nation the precepts of the State and Federal Constitutions as our highest civil truth,” Rohrer said. “When either body of truth is ignored or redefined, both the moral and civil law are violated. It is then the citizen’s duty led by others in authority — in either civil government or the pulpit — to biblically and constitutionally resist that law or order and to seek a re-calibration to the truth and law. We as pastors, teachers and defenders of the truth, are urging that our legislators and all people begin asking the right first questions: ‘What is the law?’ And ‘What is the authority behind the civil order or directive?’ ” 

 

News to Ponder (Various Sources)

Noted again; these are opinion and news pieces mainly from a conservative constitutionalist view and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs, doctrine and views of this ministry or any individual associated with it. They are provided for and intended for individuals to be able to read and form their own opinions and views on issues at hand. (Sad that we even have to explain this!) 

Conservative Freedom Network

Joy Reid Loses In Court

‘Virtually All White People Contribute To Racism’

‘Let’s Be Honest, Fauci’s Been Wrong A Lot’

Pompeo Shreds ‘1619 Project’

Fl. Man In 20’s Listed As Virus Fatality

 


100PercentFedUp.com

Elderly Woman Stands Her Ground After Large BLM Agitator Gets In Her Face, Accuses Her Of Damaging His Property When She Splashed Water On BLM Message In Front Of Trump Tower

NYPD Officer Admits He’s Being Forced To Protect “Black Lives Matter” Graffiti In Front Of Trump Tower From Being Defaced By Pro-Cop Supporters [VIDEO]

HYSTERICAL: BLM “Trans King” Performs Song For Comrades About French Revolution From Les Misérables At NYC Protest [VIDEO]

BREAKING: BLM Communist Calls On Comrades To Remove President Trump and VP Pence NOW!…We Can’t Wait For November [VIDEO]

BREAKING VIDEO: Self-Proclaimed “Communists, Anarchists and Democrats” Join BLM, Shut Down Traffic In NYC…Threaten ”We are getting organized for a revolution to overthrow the system” (America)

NYC: Black Conservative Bevelyn Beatty Paints Over “Black Lives Matter” In Front Of Trump Tower…Shouts ”Refund The Police!” While Black Man Demands Police Arrest Her [VIDEO]

BREAKING: Hillsdale College Bucks Gov Whitmer’s Exec Order…Will Host In-Person Graduation Ceremony Tonight…Sheriff Won’t Enforce Governor’s Orders ”Not a priority”

Biden Campaign Staffer Mocked Cops As Worse Than ‘Pigs,’ Radically Called For Defunding Police

De Blasio’s ‘Safer’ New York: Body Found Wrapped In Plastic On McDonald’s Roof

 


Planned Parenthood Caught Committing Horrifying Crime

Trump Blindsides Democrats With Consequences Of Allowing Riots

GOP Lawmaker Fighting To Protect Gig Workers From Dem’s Crushing Regulations

Soros Foundation Has Troubling History Funding Chaos In America

 


2nd Amendment Couple Gets Major Government Backup

Black Cop Reveals Where Racism Really Exists In America

Biden Facing Left-Wing Pressure To Defund Trump’s Biggest Accomplishments

New From Teen Magazine — Sleep Is ’Systemically Racist’ (YOU REALLY CAN’T MAKE THIS UP)

 


As if 2020 Wasn’t Contentious Enough

Better Woke than Safe?

Chris Hayes Explains it all for You

Epidemic Mask Theatre, Past and Present

Will There Be Another Trump-Kim Summit?

‘Burn, Baby Burn’: The Futile Revolutionaries of Today

New Candidates for National Anthem Can’t Hold a Candle to the Original

CBS’s God Friended Me: TV’s Latest New Age Sign-Off

Channeling Candy Crowley: Chris Wallace uses his interview with President Trump to argue with the man — and gets his facts wrong

Civil War 2.0 going hot in Portland, Oregon

The left is laying the groundwork to challenge Trump’s election

NFL to play the black national anthem?

Nancy Pelosi calls federal law enforcement officers ‘stormtroopers’

Blacks are losing control over Black Lives Matter

Deferred disease disaster dawning on Democrats

Which states do best in preparing college students for the labor force?

Now the 49ers are in the crosshairs

Your light skin is now your yellow star

That other Minneapolis police death

Win and live. Lose and die.

Turkey becoming Islamist

Garbage- and graffiti-strewn Portland upchucks at offered federal help

 

Pro-Life News Updates

Stand 4 Life

NYT Reporter Reposts Smears About Pro-Lifers And Pregnancy Centers

Feminist Sets Up Web Site to Get Teens Secret Abortions Without Their Parents Knowing

Pro-Life News Report

Top Stories
 Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Order Protecting Little Sisters From Funding Abortions
 Supreme Court Upholds Right of Christian Schools to Hire Christian Teachers
 Kanye West Slams Abortion: “I’m Pro-Life Because I’m Following the Word of the Bible”
 If Joe Biden Wins, Catholic Nuns Could be Forced to Fund Abortions Again

More Pro-Life News
 President Trump’s Decision Getting U.S. Out of Pro-Abortion WHO is a Huge Pro-Life Victory
 Andrew Cuomo Blames Nursing Home Staff for His Order Killing Thousands of Patients
 CNN Refuses to Ask Gretchen Whitmer About Her Order That Killed Nursing Home Residents
 Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Calls Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth “Reproductive Justice”

To read the latest news, visit LifeNews.com

Pennsylvania Impeachment Controversy a Civics Lesson in Separation of Powers

 

American Pastors Network

APN President: Pennsylvania Impeachment Controversy a Civics Lesson in Separation of Powers

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As states continue to roll back pandemic-induced restrictions, efforts to impeach Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D) regarding his use of power during the crisis have escalated. Rep. Daryl Metcalf (R-Butler County) introduced legislation bearing five articles of impeachment that allege unlawful unilateral action by Wolf.

The controversy is a prime opportunity for all parties and members of government to reacquaint themselves with bedrock constitutional principles, according to American Pastors Network President Sam Rohrer…

VIA: APN President: Pennsylvania Impeachment Controversy a Civics Lesson in Separation of Powers

 

News to Ponder (Various Sources)

The Left Craps Out

Why Are We Letting Democrats Steal from Us?

BLM/Antifa Violence Is Prelude for November

Will Anyone in Government Resist SCOTUS’s Absurd Redefinition of ‘Sex’?

Amalek: Israel’s Ancient Enemy Lives among Us


 

Stand 4 Life

Supreme Court expected to rule on landmark abortion case

Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Gets Licensed Renewed Despite Injuring Dozens of Women

Four reasons why the abortion ‘Turnaway Study’ should not be trusted

Chris Cuomo Admits ‘I’ll Never Be Objective’ in Eleventh Interview with Brother, Finally Asks about Nursing Home Deaths | National Review


 

Shakedown Of Michael Flynn Finally Comes To An End

President Trump Scores Huge Win Over Shady Healthcare Lobbyists

Shocking IRS Change Affects Retirement Accounts Overnight

Black Lives Matter Leader Promises More Planned Violence In Fox Interview

Trump-Supporting NFL Coach Silences Critics With Powerful Tweet

[Video] Senator Reveals Democrats’ True Intentions Behind Police Reform


 

Joe Biden says if elected, he would make masks mandatory

‘Blind spots’ in absentee voting make it dangerous for democracy

Out with the police … in with ‘Sharia patrols’?

A little light in the shadow of communism

3 GOP senators stop LGBT ‘locomotive’ dressed up as ‘equality’

Conservatives can point to ‘originalists’ on courts

Bridges Day — A real conversation starter


 

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Dems Not Party to Solutions on Police

‘We Can’t Do Anything, No One Does Anything for Us’

Finding Wisdom to ARISE AND STAND

Blackburn to the Courts: Play by the Rules


 

Fed-Up Seattle Residents Slap City With Lawsuit

Trump’s New EO Will Completely Overhaul Government Hiring Procedures

Twitter Alternative Sees Record Sign Ups After Censorship Of Pro-Trump Accounts

Biden ‘Cancer Charity’ Caught Funneling Millions To Execs

Pelosi Puts Stamp Of Approval On Illegal Statue Takedowns


 

with Bill Federer

Usurpation of Power by Courts, with responses of former Presidential Candidates

Tucker Exposes the Democrat Mob (Video) FNC’s Carlson:

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Tucker Exposes the Democrat Mob (Video) FNC’s Carlson: “The Mob Is an Arm of the Democratic Establishment”

 

Tucker Carlson: FBI Won’t Arrest Rioters, But Sent 15 Agents To Investigate “Absurd” Bubba Wallace Fake Noose Story (FNC Video)

 

Y’all ay remember I posted this (Sunday’s Sermon Series) not long ago: Civil Government: An Exposition of Romans 13:1-7, by James M. Willson; there are other materials on the same subject: and Other Books and MP3s Defending the Classic Reformation Position on Civil Government (Free MP3 Audio Books, Free Online Books and Other Formats)

 

All Civil Rulers Are Obligated To Submit To The Sovereignty and Kingship of the Lord Jesus Christ According To the Bible (Free MP3s & Books)

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. … And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.” – Revelation 19:11, 16, KJV

“And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers…” – Isa. 49:23a, KJV

“Unless bureaucracy is constantly resisted…”

American Minute with Bill Federer

Coolidge: “Unless bureaucracy is constantly resisted it breaks down representative government … having authority over everybody and being responsible to nobody”


President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech at the College of William and Mary, MAY 15, 1926:

“But there is another … recent development … the greatly disproportionate influence of organized minorities …

Artificial propaganda, paid agitators, selfish interests, all impinge upon members of legislative bodies to force them to represent special elements rather than the great body of their constituency.”

Coolidge continued:

“When they are successful, minority rule is established …

The result is an extravagance on the part of the Government which is ruinous to the people and a multiplicity of regulations and restrictions for the conduct of all kinds of necessary business , which becomes little less than oppressive …”

Coolidge continued, exposing the autocratic deep-state bureaucracy:

“No plan of centralization has ever been adopted which did not result in bureaucracy, tyranny, inflexibility, reaction, and decline.

Of all forms of government, those administered by bureaus are about the least satisfactory to an enlightened and progressive people.

Being irresponsible they become autocratic …

.. Unless bureaucracy is constantly resisted it breaks down representative government and overwhelms democracy.

It … sets up the pretense of having authority over everybody and being responsible to nobody …”

Coolidge added:

“We must also recognize that the national administration is not and cannot be adjusted to the needs of local government …

The states should not be induced by coercion or by favor to surrender the management of their own affairs.

The Federal Government ought to resist the tendency to be loaded up with duties which the states should perform.

It does not follow that because something ought to be done the National Government ought to do it.”

An example of what Coolidge described could be the Department of Education.

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Prayer, Presidents and Purposes

In honor of Presidents Day, review this special “Stand in the Gap TV” program with Sam Rohrer, Isaac Crockett and Bill Federer on:

“Prayer, Presidents and Purposes.”