The above headline is an oxymoron to the discerning Christian eye. Yet to the Millennial “progressive” view of Christianity, it is the new normal. The subject of this article, Guy Benson, places his faith in political correctness rather than in the holy scriptures. This is a lose, lose situation. Enjoy the following article from the American Renewal Project, who addresses the abomination of sodomy for what it is. In His Service, Pastor Steve <><
Gay, Christian, Conservative
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Guy Benson – Fox News contributor, political editor of Townhall.com, and conservative talk radio personality – was featured in a video last week, in which he said: “I’m a Christian, a patriotic American, and a free-market, shrink-the-government conservative – who also happens to be gay. What I mean by that is my values define me, while my sexual orientation sometimes feels more like … well, a footnote.”
Guy Benson is a striking example of how to make a ‘footnote’ into a headline.
By putting himself forward as a ‘Christian’, Mr. Benson transforms the dialogue from Democrat vs. Republican, liberal vs. conservative, to Secularism vs. Christianity. The ordained eye will discern quickly that Mr. Benson is rooting his faith in his political beliefs, rather than in the Biblical standard established in Scripture. The Bible ordains traditional marriage, from beginning to end; the family is the center and the foundation of community. Why? God ordained it as the method to prevent the disintegration of marriage, the collapse of the family, and the breakdown of social order.
Mr. Benson may be unaware, but his formula will lead to unrest, confusion, and ultimately, revolution, chaos, and cultural death.
To paraphrase Dennis Prager, “You hold the standard in the macro (homosexuality is sin) and you love in the micro (love gay individuals).” Yet, Guy Benson reverses this order, allowing a flawed message and messenger to seek to establish a flawed standard. In 4,000 years of Judeo-Christian religion, homosexuality has been condemned as sin. Two examples from the Old and New Testaments:
* Leviticus 18:22, “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.”
* 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, “Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people – none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
Whereas the Human Rights Commission may deem the Scriptures referenced above as ‘hate speech’, God’s intent is on righteousness (“For Scripture says, ‘You must be holy because I am holy.'” [1 Peter 1:16]) and the permanence of the family.
Unfortunately, Christians squandered the inheritance bequeathed to them by America’s Founders. The antidote to the current trend of dislodging America from her Judeo-Christian moorings is fortitude and valor in the public square. As the Spirit has faded in America’s churches, the political reality is that her parishioners are disproportionately fearful to engage the public arena. Like King Lear, the church in America has progressively divested herself of her royal garb, and with that, of her authority in the civil sphere.
Joseph Boot explains how such events unfold: “Once unhooked from biblical law, man’s legislation soon enshrines murder and perversity as legal rights (as witness abortion and sodomy). What must be clearly understood is that when changes are made to the penalties for crimes, we in fact witness a change in social values. Furthermore, foundational changes in the law order in terms of which acts are deemed criminal, indicate a change of ‘gods’, and therefore a new source of sovereignty.”
Pastor Rob McCoy, Thousand Oaks City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem, reacted to Mr. Benson’s video by stating: ‘What Guy Benson calls ‘progress’ is in fact using his sexual orientation to determine his political values as he invokes his theological beliefs that orthodox Christianity and homosexuality can be mutually inclusive in a human heart. He declares his sexuality determines his political position of liberalism.
“We conservative prudes of Evangelicalism need to just shut up and deal with the Millennial ‘progressive’ view of Scripture. Count me out if ‘so-called’ conservatives want to embrace this liberal progressive view.”
As Christians, let’s pray that Mr. Benson sees the Light – the sole requirement of the Gospel is belief. He also was created in the image of God, and one of the greatest truths in Scripture is that we are unconditionally loved by God. “A wise man will seek to profit from good advice, no matter who may proffer it or how unkindly it may be given – shall I refuse an important letter because I dislike the appearance or manners of the postman?”
The Good News is that Gideons, such as Rob McCoy, and Rahabs are beginning to stand.
American Renewal Project
 Joseph Boot, The Mission of God: A Manifesto of Hope for Society
https://www.amazon.com/Mission-God- Manifesto-Hope- Society/dp/0994727909
 Dr. Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel
 The Mission of God: A Manifesto of Hope for Society
 A.W. Pink, The Life of David
In America, liberal mayors protect the “rights” of convicted felons, illegal immigrants (often repeat offenders), and all of the criminal element, in sanctuary cities. Innocent, bono fide citizens often lose their lives at the expense of the protection afforded to criminal aliens. I find it hard to believe that this can be legal, but these incidents graphically describe the days in which we live.
In stark contrast to this awful situation in America, are the cities of refuge of the Bible. There were a total of six cities, three on each side of the Jordan River. They were places whereby a person could flee if they were involved in an accidental death, until their respective cases were tried in a court of law. They are also a type of Christ, as they beautifully represent the sanctuary that we find in our Lord and Savior. Enjoy the following devotional on this subject from the Institute For Creation Research’s devotional booklet Days of Praise.
In Christ, Pastor Steve
DAYS OF PRAISE
Cities of Refuge
BY HENRY M. MORRIS, PH.D. | MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018
“Ye shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.” (Numbers 35:14)
When the Israelites entered the promised land, God told Joshua to provide six “cities of refuge” into which those who had slain someone could flee for refuge until a trial could ascertain the facts and render a proper verdict. As such, these cities are a type of Christ, through whom “we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us” (Hebrews 6:18).
The names of the six cities are given in Joshua 20:7-8 as Kedesh, Shechem, Hebron, Bezer, Ramoth, and Golan. The meanings of these names seem planned especially to foreshadow this spiritual application.
Kedesh means “holy place,” and Christ in the New Jerusalem is the ultimate refuge, for “the Lamb [is] the temple of it” (Revelation 21:22). Shechem means “strong shoulder,” which answers to the “strong consolation” we have in Christ when we flee to Him for refuge.
Hebron means “fellowship,” and we who have come to Christ have been “called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9). Bezer means “strong hiding place.” The Scripture assures the believer that “your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3).
Ramoth means “high place,” and when we are hidden in Christ, God also has “made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6). Finally, Golan apparently means “enclosure for captives,” and this would speak of our being set free from sin and death to become captive to Christ. “When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive” (Ephesians 4:8). Thus, the cities are appropriately named both for their immediate purpose and as a picture of Christ as the Savior of sinners. HMM
Acts 14:6-7 King James Version (KJV)
6 They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:
7 And there they preached the gospel.
The real mission field is just outside our front door. It isn’t always overseas or on the other side of the equator. We have neighbors, friends, colleagues, even family members, who need the Saviour and need Him now. I pray that I will find the courage today to speak to one of them; to humbly remind them that they need to be saved, that they can be saved, and how to obtain God’s salvation through repentance and faith. -Rick Morse
When He has found you, tell others the story; That my loving Saviour is your Saviour too. -S. O’Malley Clough
Acts 16:30-31 King James Version (KJV)
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Pray For Revival In America!
by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. | Jan. 18, 2018
“Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.” (Habakkuk 2:19)
How foolish are those who worship idols—objects of wood and stone with no life in them, not even when they are adorned in silver and gold. Can inanimate objects come to life and even become teachers? A child knows better.
But not college professors! All over the land, these proud purveyors of “science falsely so called” are indoctrinating young minds with the absurd belief that inorganic substances can somehow first become simple living substances and then eventually organize themselves all the way up to being people. They would not, of course, suggest that sticks and stones could suddenly become human (neither did the ancient idolaters, for that matter). They just believe that time—lots of it—can magically develop people out of much simpler substances than even these ancient philosophers ever imagined. “In the beginning, hydrogen” is their arrogant notion.
But God will not be mocked in this way forever. Life can only come from life—ultimately from the living God! The wooden idol of the pagan is every bit as scientific as the evolutionary models of the modern intellectual; neither one can create life. “Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: . . . They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them” (Psalm 115:4-5, 8).
Only God can create life, and He can even cause stones to teach. “Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: . . . Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?” (Job 12:8-9). HMM
The foolishness of evolution and idol worship knows no bounds. It takes a stubborn, strong willed, Antichrist spirit to believe that no one plus nothing, and a whole lot of time made everything. Likewise, the folly of idol worship is also off the charts. Since the fall in the garden, man has taken to worshipping the creation rather than the Creator. I cannot help but remember the rebellious Israelites in the wilderness, when Moses climbed Mount Horeb.
Exodus 32:24 King James Version (KJV)
24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
We would laugh at the last five highlighted words from this scriptural text if they were not so sad.
In His Service, Pastor Steve <><
The Holy Spirit tells the Christian how to witness to every soul we confront. We do it through our actions and our words. We have spiritual discernment and know exactly what to say to every person the Lord sends us to. We are told by Jesus to not share with those who have absolutely no receptivity in their hearts for things holy:
Matthew 7:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Jeremiah the prophet was told by the Lord to stop praying for the Israelites, because they rejected the Lord, they were rebellious, and they did not have hearts that were driven towards repentance:
Jeremiah 7:16 King James Version (KJV)
16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.
Jeremiah 14:11-16 King James Version (KJV)
11 Then said the Lord unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.
12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
The only unpardonable sin is that of blaspheming the Holy Spirit and only God knows when a man or a people have reached that point of no return. The above verses are indeed suggestive of those who reach that point. It is truly a frightening prospect, when the Lord no longer holds out the olive branch of salvation to those who not only reject Him, but mock and belittle those who follow Him. Enjoy the following devotional Days of Praise from the Institute For Creation Research (ICR) that follows through with the same theme. Blessings, Pastor Steve
Let Them Alone
by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. | Jan. 20, 2018
“Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.” (Hosea 4:17)
The Lord is long-suffering, and those who speak in His name should be also. There do come times, however, when further witness becomes useless or even harmful, or when continued interaction merely invites contamination with ungodliness. In such cases, we must simply leave such people alone, following them with prayer and trusting God alone to deal with them.
Such was the 10-tribe nation of Israel, led by the tribe of Ephraim, just before God sent them into Assyrian captivity. God, through the prophet Hosea, told Judah henceforth to let them alone—they were hopelessly given over to pagan evolutionist idolatry. The words “joined to” in today’s verse mean literally “under the spell of.”
The Lord Jesus used similarly harsh language in reference to the hypocritical Pharisees of His own day: “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch” (Matthew 15:14).
There are other similar warnings. Of those who come “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof,” Paul says, “From such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:5). He has also warned us to “shun profane and vain babblings [that is, the empty philosophizing of those who reject God]: for they will increase unto more ungodliness” (2 Timothy 2:16). “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11).
Most, if not all, such warnings seem in context to apply especially to people who once knew and understood the truth, perhaps even professing to accept it for a time and then knowingly rejected it. When such men oppose our testimony, God says to let them alone; He can deal with them better than we. HMM
Any sexual union outside of holy matrimony is playing with fire, and is toying with a viper. Thinking upon (lust), watching (pornography), and engaging in (fornication) in sexual sin will sear one’s conscience like a hot iron and warp one’s soul. Blessings, Pastor Steve
Science Confirms The Bible: Sexual Sin Is Against Your Own Body
By Carol Archebelle/Kingdom Works January 15, 2018
Have you ever wondered why sexual sin is against your own body?
1 Corinthians 6:18 warns of negative physical consequences to sexual sin: “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.”
Now, science confirms exactly how this works.
Whether it be premarital sex, adultery, or viewing pornography, sexual sin alters our brain function and, when indulged in repeatedly, can lead to a seared conscience – an actual brain phenomenon that numbs us to guilt and conviction of our wrongdoing.
Four Times Stronger than Morphine
When porn is viewed, several things happen to the brain involving powerful hormones–two of which are Oxytocin and Vasopressin.
Often called “the love hormone,” oxytocin is released when we hug or kiss a loved one. It regulates social interaction and sexual reproduction, playing a role in empathy, generosity, orgasm, and human bonding.
Vasopressin is a hormone found in most mammals which is also used as a medication… it numbs the pain.
When we watch pornography and “act out,” the sexual sin releases a powerful concoction, creating a perplexing issue for the human body.
Fundamentally, the bonding hormones of Oxytocin and Vasopressin form a rewiring of the brain with the wrong material, that lures the individual deeper into a prison of their own making.
An intoxicating combination of hormones – intended to bring loved ones closer together and promote mental healing – are instead operating out of sinful activity, completely confusing the mind.
Dr. Doug Weiss, Executive Director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center and expert contributor to the Conquer Series, a cinematic DVD series that helps men break free from pornography, elaborates:
“When you have a sexual experience, your brains makes these opiates which are four times stronger than morphine. Boom! It hits your brain, your brain lights up like a Christmas tree. This is the highest chemical reward your brain gets for anything. That’s why a lot of guys get in trouble, even in ministry. They don’t know their brain is defective.”
When the brain has been changed in this way, sexual sin takes a profound toll.
The individual knows that watching porn is a shameful act and one to be kept a secret.
Yet each time they view porn, they find themselves trusting it more, pairing with the porn stars or the activity with a deep mental bond, and feeling healed by the sexual sin… they are trapped in a destructive cycle.
Searing Your Conscience
There is a part of your brain that is responsible for convicting you of wrongdoing.
It’s that little voice inside of you… we call it our conscience.
If you continue to participate in wrong behavior, however, eventually you become desensitized to this convicting presence. That part of your brain simply stops responding.
In effect, your conscience is seared, just as the Bible says in 1 Timothy 4:2: “Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.”
That’s not all. When this area of your brain stays active chronically, you will eventually impair your ability to feel pleasure as well.
Dr. Tim Jennings, expert contributor to the Conquer Series, explains: “People who damage their pleasure centers in this way will often be disinterested in healthy relationships, will often become apathetic, and they will seek out either more high-risk behaviors or drugs or other types of things to stimulate the pleasure centers so they can feel this.”
If you recognize yourself in this, there is hope.
Hope of Victory over Pornography is Here
From a five-year Pure Desire Ministries national survey of churches entitled Porn Use in the Evangelical Church, we know that 68% of male attendees and 30% of the females view porn on a regular basis.
So one must understand that this journey is a tough one.
While there are many in bondage to pornography, there is an increasing number of men who are finding freedom through the Conquer Series, for example. Host of the series, Dr. Ted Roberts, former Marine Fighter Pilot and pastor, has a 90% success rate in helping men break free from porn and sexual addiction.
Dr. Weiss, Dr. Jennings, and Dr. Roberts are just several of the many experts featured in the Conquer Series DVD set who provide amazing insight, Biblical principles, and practical steps that set men free from sexual sin.
Learn more about The Conquer Series here.Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1929#wEzzV4syY2WsG3YG.99
Class President Ignores Officials, Reads His Own Speech at Graduation. Diploma Withheld
Senior class president Marvin Wright decided to ignore officials at North Carolina’s Southwest Edgecombe High School…and read his own speech instead of the one they told him to read. But when he went to pick up his diploma…
…On graduation day, school administrators told Wright he’d have to read a speech they prepared for him rather than his own, WRAL-TV reported….
…Wright’s mother…told WRAL, “He put God first. He spoke about parents, his classmates, and spoke about his mom.”
The Times said that after graduation students picked up packets containing their diplomas, transcripts and report cards….
“My folder wasn’t in the stack,” he told the Times. He was told [Principal Craig] Harris had removed it….
…”[He said] “Mom, they took my diploma; they won’t give it to me,” Jokita Wright told the station….
…The superintendent admitted to the Times that the “diploma never should have been taken from the student” and that he’s “communicated with the family to apologize on behalf of the school.”
-Dave Urbanski, theblaze.com
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I would like to get a pitchfork and go up and down this land and make people get on one side of the fence or the other; be for God or for the devil. -John R. Rice
Never give up on anybody; miracles happen every day. Curtis Hutson
If you always live with those who are lame, you will yourself learn to limp. -Latin Proverb
A man is not a sinner because he is a skeptic; he is a skeptic because he is a sinner. -Vance Havner
If you ever allow yourself to be pleased by those who speak well of you, to that extent will you be capable of being grieved by those who speak ill of you. -Charles H. Spurgeon
Keep one thing forever in view- the truth; and if you do this, though it may seem to lead you away from the opinion of men, it will assuredly conduct you to the throne of God. -Horace Mann
The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God, and the church is famishing for want of His Presence. -A. W. Tozer
Humility is the first lesson we learn from reflection, and self-distrust the first proof we give of having obtained a knowledge of ourselves. -J. G. Zimmerman
Pray for a poor memory when people seem unkind.
My wife and I went on a cruise several years ago, and one evening prior to dinner, we went to the auditorium for entertainment, anticipating a singing group, an act of sorts or a juggler, etc., etc. We encountered a hypnotist. Had I known, we would not have gone. But I learned an invaluable lesson and I was glad I went! He asked for volunteers to come on the stage. He further requested that Christians not come! Why? Is it not obvious? He could manipulate and hypnotize only the lost souls who he invited. He realized that the minds of born again Christians would not be subject to the spirits that he conjured up. I noticed that his volunteers were putty in his hands, and responding to his every whim, much like a game of “Simon Says.” Some of the singles who went up, even seemed to have short term budding “romances” for the remainder of the cruise, and they were inseparable. The Christians obviously would not have been subject to the demonic spirits that he was invoking.
What is the lesson here? This is a microcosm of how the world system is brainwashing and fooling people all over the planet who are not saved – and that includes the great majority of people. The world system is promoting the New World Order (NWO), and eagerly desires for the United States of America to throw our nation’s sovereignty aside and join them. Is POTUS Donald Trump the last ditch effort to stave off this agenda? It certainly seems so to me. As I write this, the Democratic Senators look like they will shut down the government, because they are more concerned with the “rights” of illegal aliens than building up our nation’s military so we can defend freedom throughout the world. We certainly hope and pray that the government does not shut down.
Furthermore, consider the zeitgeist of the day in which we live. The large portion of Millenials cannot think for themselves, and have grown into an amoral populace, rejecting the Bible, Ten Commandments, and the Judeo Christian ethic. They are ripe for submitting to any dictatorship that makes empty promises to them. They lack discernment, since they know not the Lord. Our world is rapidly preparing for a cashless society, where a microchip will become the new normal. Eventually, under the guidance of nefarious leadership, no one will be able to buy or to sell without having the mark. (Revelation 13:16-17) The German people were brainwashed by Adolf Hitler, and the same thing will happen again. Why? Because “The only thing that man has learned from history is that we do not learn from history.” Amen and amen.
But we Christians have “the mind of Christ,” hence we have spiritual discernment. Most Christians who I speak with believe that we could be on the threshold of end time apocalyptic events as we observe the stage being set for the Great Tribulation Period (Matthew 24, Revelation 6-18) and the end times scenario. So now is the time to read Luke 21:28:
Luke 21:28 King James Version (KJV)
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
The Mind Of Christ
Colossians 2:6-10 King James Version (KJV)
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Romans 12:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Blessings, Pastor Steve
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