What’s the Impact on Families and Kids If Schools Stay Closed?

What’s the Impact on Families and Kids If Schools Stay Closed?

What's the Impact on Families and Kids If Schools Stay Closed?

By Rachel del Guidice

Jonathan Butcher, senior policy analyst for the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the impact on families and children when schools remain closed during COVID-19.

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Five Moral Principles of Marriage

FEBRUARY 7-14 – IS NATIONAL MARRIAGE WEEK

Five Moral Principles of Marriage

American Pastors Network President Sam Rohrer: God’s Model for Marriage Communicates Truth

For Christians, says American Pastors Network (APN) President Sam Rohrer, defending marriage between one man and one woman may seem easy. Whether examined historically, physiologically, emotionally, economically or morally, biblical marriage is best.

“But the moral argument is strongest because it precedes and underpins all others,” Rohrer says.

As the nation observes National Marriage Week Feb. 7-14, APN hopes all couples—married or soon-to-be-married—will consider five moral principles of marriage that Christians must not only understand and live out but also nurture and defend in the culture.

  1. Marriage is God’s idea.

    God’s plan is best because God alone is Truth, Creator and Judge.

“Our opinion on marriage doesn’t really matter,” Rohrer says. “We have no vote, but we do have a choice. As the Source of all Authority, God’s plan for male and female, marriage, human sexuality, children and family prevails. Only He has the right to legitimately define it and to demand that we observe it.”

  1. God’s plan establishes biblical marriage as foundational for strong families.

    Biblical marriage is the cornerstone of authority in human society.

“God’s foundation for societal order is upheld first by the pillar of family authority, then civil, then church authority—all nurtured by God’s purpose and limitation for each,” notes Rohrer. “No nation can be blessed by God without strong families. No family can be strong without a strong marriage at the center. And no marriage can be strong without following God’s plan for marriage.”

  1. No other combination besides one man and one woman works in God’s plan.

    This principle presumes one man and one woman, united and committed, as one flesh—before God.

“Therefore,” Roher adds, “no government possesses the authority to legally alter or redefine marriage or family. It has no more moral or jurisdictional authority to redefine marriage than to declare natural law invalid or declare immoral actions, such as theft, murder or rape, moral.”

  1. To preserve the integrity of marriage and the family, it must be kept holy. 

    Heterosexual infidelity, sex outside marriage, homosexuality or marriage between multiple men or woman all violate God’s order.

No violation or variation of marriage or engagement in human sexuality, other than within the bounds of marriage between one man and one woman, is acceptable without bringing predictable consequences to individuals, communities and nations,” Rohrer says.

  1. Ephesians 5 gives truth about marriage.

    God declares that physical marriage between one man and one woman is holy and mirrors the spiritual relationship between Christ and the Church.

“God’s plan of redemption through Jesus Christ and His relationship to the church is the picture of true love and unity between God and man—and why all efforts to redefine God’s design is a direct attack on God Himself, His plan of redemption and Jesus Christ,” Rohrer concludes.

Rohrer adds that the American Pastors Network emphasizes the authority of Scripture for deciding all issues, including marriage, and urges pastors and parents to defend and live out God’s model in their pulpits and in their homes.

In this vein, APN hopes thousands will join the ministry for its national prayer movement called “52 Tuesdays,” in which the faithful from around the country will come together to pray for the moral and spiritual renewal of our nation every Tuesday leading up to Election Day 2020.

This dedicated season of prayer not only addresses the important 2020 presidential election but also other topics close to Christians’ hearts, such as marriage and family. Prayer warriors nationwide can add their name to the growing “52 Tuesdays” list here.

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He withstood the Left’s onslaught

 

A new documentary sheds light on the life and judicial philosophy of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Clarence Thomas documentaryThis was the setting in 1991: a conservative appointment to the Supreme Court; reflexive opposition from the left; a contentious hearing followed by last minute, conflicted, and dubious allegations of sexual misconduct that almost derailed the nomination. While that describes the more recent confirmation earings of now-Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, 27 years earlier Clarence Thomas (pictured) also made an impassioned plea of innocence:

Thomas (at his 1991 confirmation hearings): “This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace. And from my standpoint as a black American, as far as I’m concerned it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves.”

It was the hard life he led up to that moment that gave Thomas the strength to endure the attempt to destroy his life, according to Michael Pack, director of the new biographical documentary “Created Equal” that hit selected theatres last weekend (See trailer below).

Thomas (in the film): “I was supposed to go to school in the afternoon, but my mother wasn’t there to make me go, because she had to go to work. So, I wandered the streets by myself. I was six.”

Says Pack: “He had surmounted so many difficulties in his life and he had such resilience, and in spite of extreme difficulties … he refused to define himself as a victim.”

The film details Thomas’ rebellion against his Catholic faith, identification with the black Marxist power movement of the 1960s, and a fresh encounter with God that washed away his anger and gave purpose to his life. Pack says that new strength and purpose continues to serve Thomas well, as the left has never given up trying to finish the lynching.

“At the end of the hearings, American people believed Justice Thomas 2 to 1,” Pack states. “But because the left has continued its unceasing assault on him, it’s sort of flipped the other way.”

The website for “Created Equal” is JusticeThomasMovie.com. It is currently playing in select theaters.

 

Source: He withstood the Left’s onslaught

 

Pray for Your Church Leaders

If we are not doing this we are failing in our duties as chosen children of God.

The warning in the book of James to teachers is sobering, “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness” (3:1)…

Continued at Source: Pray for Your Church Leaders