Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ November 3, 2017

Amen Corner

When the Holy Spirit is in full control of our lives, He will expect our obedience to the written Word of God.  But it is part of our human problem that we would like to be full of the Spirit and yet go on and do as we please!  -A. W. Tozer

A minister without boldness is like a smooth file, a knife without an edge, a sentinel afraid to let off his gun.  If men will be bold in sin, ministers must be bold to reprove.  -William Gurnall

The only alternative to soul winning is disobedience to Christ.  -Curtis Hutson

The Bulwark of religious training is vital if the line is to be held against the forces of corruption, crime and disloyalty.  I believe that men imbued with spiritual values do not betray their country.  I believe that children reared in homes in which morality is taught and lived rarely become delinquents.  -J. Edgar Hoover

Some sing, “I’ll go where You want me to go, dear Lord”; but they are not willing to stay where He wants them to stay.  -Vance Havner

Brethren, if you cannot pray down fire fom Heaven, it is time you took down your sign.  -John R. Rice

Science!  Thou hast tracked the lightning, traced the path of the tornado, uncurtained the distant planet, foretold the coming of the comet and the return of the eclipse.  But thou hast never been able to gauge the depth of man’s soul or to answer the question  “What must I do to be saved?”  -J.A. Macduff

Your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind as the stars on the brow of evening.  -Thomas Chalmers

I have never known a man who habitually and on principle absented himself from the public worship of God who did not sooner or later bring sorrow upon himself or his family.  -Henry Whitney Bellows

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Noteworthy News Headlines

Every Nonprofit Benefits From FEMA Aid- Except Churches

Police Reveal What Muslim Man Said After Beheading Coworker in Oklahoma:  Alton Nolen told police that he beheaded a coworker because he felt oppressed as a Muslim.  When the police asked him if he regretted his actions, he responded, “I don’t feel regret, because you know what I’ve done….”

Michigan Permits Faith-Based Adoption Agencies; the ACLU Sues

Methodist, Catholic, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ Groups Tell Senate to Fund Planned Parenthood

U.S. Doctors Take Official Stance Against Euthanasia

Tax Money Funding Terrorism!

Boko Haram Refugees, Horror Reports

President Trump Ends ObamaCare Abortion and Contraceptive Mandate

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Massacre Twenty Christians

Most Church of England Members Never Read the Bible

Arkansas Law Agitates Atheists – Displaying motto “In God we trust.”

Boy Scouts Now Open to Girls

Thirty-Seven Percent of Americans Can’t Name Any of the Rights Guaranteed by First Amendment

Undercover Agent Foils Plot to “Create Next 9/11” – coordinated shootings and bombings in New York City

Forty-Five-Foot Nude Woman Statue on National Mall Sparks Opposition

Elementary School Forced to Remove Cafeteria Plaque That Thanks God for the Food

Atheist Says “Hallelujah Chorus” at Elementary School Is “Proselytizing”

Iowa State University Employees Must Pledge to Promote “Diversity and Inclusion”

Terrorist Shoots Up a Nashville Church- Kills One, Wounds Six

Leonardo DiCaprio Says Only People Who Believe in Science Should Hold Public Office

Pastor Charged With Failure to Report Child Abuse

Anti-Christian Bigotry on the Increase

Tennessee Lawmaker Won’t Attend During NFL Protest

 

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Sword Of The Lord ~ October 6 & 20, 2017

Amen Corner

On any important truth, the Devil tries to get you either to stop too short or go too far.  -Curtis Hutson

In times of physical weakness, discouragement or exhaustion, it is more difficult to resist Satan.  This is the time you must watch and pray.  -John R. Rice

Surely it ill becomes us to waste a penny, an hour or an opportunity.  Let us be severely economical for the Lord our God.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

We must face the fact that many today are notoriously careless in their living.  This attitude finds its way into the church.  We have liberty; we have money; and we live in comparative luxury.  As a result, discipline practically has disappeared.  What would a violin solo sound like if the strings on the musician’s instrument were all hanging loose, not stretched tight, not “disciplined”?  -A. W. Tozer

Faith either removes mountains or tunnels through them.

If tomorrow does not bring forth death, it will bring forth a less favorable opportunity of getting right with God.  Hearts become hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.  Character crystallizes while you linger.  This is the poorest chance you have ever had, but it is the best chance you will ever have again.  -C. A. Cooper

What is needed desperately today is prophetic insight.  Scholars can interpret the past; it takes prophets to interpret the present.  -A. W. Tozer

Some of you are spiritually dead as far as any power is concerned.  The salt has lost its savor.  -John R. Rice

Christ is an amply sufficient Way.  All may get to Heaven by the same Way, and none need be excluded.  On it there is room, and plenty of room, for all that will.  -John Cumming

There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.  -George Washington

I would sooner be a cat on hot bricks or a toad under a harrow than let my own children be my masters.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.  -Thomas Macaulay

The best evidence of the Bible’s being the Word of God is found between its covers.  -Charles Hodges

I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.  -Thomas Jefferson

God can’t build a great church with spare time and pocket change.  -Curtis Hutson

Some say, “If only I could have lived in Jesus’ time.”  But plenty of people did live then, and they crucified Him.  Physical proximity and visibility did not help.  -Vance Havner

We do not admire a man of timid peace.  -Theodore Roosevelt

Works without faith are like a fish without water; it wants the element it should live in.  -Owen Feltham

It is not geographical location, but rather spiritual qualification, that makes missionaries effective.

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Headlines Across The Nation

Late Pastor’s Widow Found Murdered In Kentucky Church

ACLU To Challenge Trump’s Military Transgender Ban

New Zealand University Votes To Ban Pro-Life Club, Says Pro-Life Students Are “An Embarrassment”

Kindergarten Teacher Celebrates Transgender “Change” Of Five-Year-Old In Class

First Grader Sent To The Principal’s Office For “Misgendering”

Teacher Says To Parents: Tell Your Kids To Stop Talking About God

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Has Closed 338 Clinics in Twenty Years – Here’s Its Desperate Next Move

Stunning Government Jobs Report: One In Fifteen Americans Has A Government Job

Coach Prays, Ninth Circuit Says No – Blame Supreme Court Conservatives

Planned Parenthood Protests Ceremony Honoring Iowa’s First Female Governor Just Because She’s Pro-Life

Michigan Court Finds Public Officials Can Pray In Public Meetings

Growth Of “No Religion” Among Brits Ominous For U.S.

Activists Want Climate Change Skeptics Charged With Crime

College Republican Threatened After Asking Muslims To Decry Terrorism

Newsletter At University In Colorado Says Veterans Are Not Fit For A Four-Year University

Pennsylvania School District Surrenders To Transgenders

Poem Blasting God As A “Lie” Given To Middle Schoolers

“Satanist Group” Fizzles In Tacoma School

Attacks On Religious Liberty Increased In 2016

Evolutionary Scientist Admits Theory’s Major Flaws

Mother In Coma Heard Everything, Including How Doctors Shut Off Her Life Support And Said She’d Die

Climate Alarmists Admit They’ve Got It Wrong On Global Warming

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Dangerous Trends 2017

More Americans Say Polygamy Is Morally Acceptable

Pastors Told They Cannot Refuse To Marry Same-Sex Couples (Sweden)

Judge Rejects Churches On Abortion Coverage (Churches Forced To Accept Abortions On Their Health Insurance Plans)

Motel 6 Says It Will Be A “Sanctuary” Motel (They Will Not Leave The Light On For Me  ~  Pastor Steve)

A “Transwoman” Hired By Syracuse University’s Library To Promote Diversity

 

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ September 22, 2017

Amen Corner

I would not have a converted person wait a week before trying to do something for Jesus.  Run as soon as you find your feet.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

We preachers are in the business of handling, preaching, teaching, defending, expounding, and obeying the Word of God.  God said, “It shall accomplish that which I please” (Isaiah 55:11).  -Harold Sightier

The inside of the vessel, not the outside, determines its usefulness.  -Curtis Hutson

God’s darkest threatening is always accompanied with a revelation of the way of escape.  The ark is always along with the flood.  Zoar is pointed out when God foretells Sodom’s ruin.  The brazen serpent is ever reared where the venomous snakes bite and burn.  -Alexander Maclaren

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.  This is the sum of good government.  -Thomas Jefferson (first inaugural address)

Some missionaries bound for Africa were laughed at by the boat captain.  “You’ll only die over there,” he said.  But a missionary replied, “Captain, we died before we started.”  -Vance Havner

Sin may open bright as the morning, but it will end dark as night.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

Life’s evening, we may rest assured, will take its character from the day which has preceded it.  -Phillip Shuttleworth

Researches into the springs of natural bodies and their motions should awaken us to admiration at the wonfrous wisdom of our Creator.  -Isaac Watt

Give not thy tongue too great a liberty, lest it take thee prisoner.  -Frances Quarles

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ September 8, 2017 ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor

Amen Corner

To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.  This is such a common truth that one hesitates to mention it, yet it appears to have been overlooked by the majority of Christians today.  -A.W. Tozer

If you will crucify, mortify and put to public shame that fellow inside and come out-and-out for Jesus, you will not be tempted to sin nor to deny Christ as Peter did.  It was Peter’s halfway religion that got him into trouble.  -John R. Rice

The best moment of a Christian’s life is his last one, because it is the one which is nearest Heaven; and then it is that he begins to strike the keynote of the song which he shall sing through all eternity.  Oh, what a song that will be!  -Charles H. Spurgeon

Two visions of the world remain locked in dispute:  The first believes all men are created equal by a loving God who has blessed us with freedom.  The second vision believes that religion is opium for the masses.  It believes that eternal principles like truth, liberty and democracy have no meaning beyond the whim of the state.  -Ronald Reagan

Prayer may not get us what we want, but it will teach us to want what we need.  -Vance Havner

It is astounding how soon the whole conscience begins to unravel if a single stitch is dropped.  One little sin indulged makes a hole you could put your head through.  -Charles Buxton

America is not gospel hardened; it is gospel ignorant.  -Curtis Hutson

Never yet did there exist a full faith in the Divine Word which did not expand the intellect while it purified the heart.  -Samuel Coleridge

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Noteworthy News Notes Headlines

ACLU “Stands With” Anti-Israel Sharia Advocate

SBC University Forfeits Funds Over Student Gay-Straight Alliance

New Study Names the Ten Most Post-Christian Cities in the United States

Portland, Maine

Boston, Massachusetts

Albany, New York

Providence, Rhode Island

Burlington, Vermont

Hartford, Connecticut

New York, New York

Buffalo, New York

Seattle, Washington

San Francisco, California

Vote Fraud:  Hundreds of Voters Withdraw in Colorado

Adopted 54-Year-Old Man Finds His Brother Has Been Living One Mile Away for Fifty Years

American Catholic Cardinal Believes “Infallibility of Pope” Is Idolatry

Police Say Man Held Three People Captive in Virginia Home for Two Years

Atheists Angry That White House Staff Conduct Regular Bible Studies

California Voted to Go Easy on Criminals, Dramatically Increasing Violent Crime

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Accounted for Five Percent of All Deaths in Netherlands in 2016

Facebook Declares Jihad on Anti-Jihad Content

Eleven California Counties Had More Registered Voters Than Eligible Voters in 2016

L. A. County Hands $1.3 Billion to Illegals for Welfare

Planned Parenthood Will Spend $3 Million Trying To Elect Pro-Abortion Candidate as Virginia’s Governor

Foundation Offers to Help Schools Resist Atheist Attack

Teacher Resigns After Death Threat for Opposing Homosexuality

College Creates Department to Promote Feminist and Social Justice Theories

Harvard Proposes Total Ban on Clubs in Order to Be More Inclusive

Archaeologists Discover Treasure Trove of 2,600-Year-Old Artifacts in Jerusalem

Study Reveals Many Americans Have Tried Marijuana

President Trump Says No “Transgenders” in the Military

Michigan Professor Claims Preschools Should Teach Homosexuality

44% of liberal Democrats believe that churches in the United States have a negative impact on society

A satanic monument is being installed on public property-a veteran’s memorial park in Belle Plaine, Minnesota- for the first time in U.S. history

 

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ August 25, 2017

Noteworthy News:

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

Headlines-

Supreme Court Takes the Cake Case

Muslims Are Boycotting Starbucks Over the Company’s Pro-LGBT Stance

United Nations Declares Biblical Site “Palestinian World Heritage Site”

Oregon Governor to Sign Bill Providing Free Abortions to All

Wisconsin Company to Implant Microchips in Its Employees

Leader of Islamic Center in California Calls for Elimination of Jews

Professor:  Euthanize “Doomed” Newborn Babies Since We Do the Same to Our “Dogs and Cats”

AP Tells Reporters Never to Use the Term “Pro-Life”

American Muslim Leader Calls for Jihad Against President

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Amen Corner

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.

 

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ August 11, 2017

Amen Corner

Nothing sets a man out of the devil’s reach as humility.        -Jonathan Edwards

When you teach people their rights, you have a revolution.  When you teach people their responsibilities, you have a revival.  -Bill Gothard

Sin is never at a stay: if we do not retreat from it, we shall advance in it; and the further on we go, the more we have to come back.  -Isaac Barrow

We major nowadays on relevance and minor on reverence.  -Vance Havner

An aged woman once said that if the Lord Jesus Christ really did save her, He should never hear the last of it.  Join with her in that resolve.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

None live so easily, so pleasantly, as those that live by faith.  -Matthew Henry

Of all the created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner.  -Samuel Rutherford

“I must do something” will always solve more problems than “something must be done.”

 

Sword Of The Lord Newspaper ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ July 28, 2017

Ten Commandments Monument in Arkansas Toppled by Driver

Capitol police arrested a man after Arkansas’ new Ten Commandments monument was smashed to pieces when someone rammed a vehicle into it [June 28], less than 24 hours after the six-foot …granite statue was placed on state Capitol grounds….

The driver is identified…as Michael Tate Reed of Van Buren, Arkansas….

Arkansas’ monument fell from its plinth and broke into multiple pieces as it hit the ground…. 

Nearly three years ago, a Ten Commandments monument at Oklahoma’s Capitol met a similar fate, when a driver crashed his car into the statue, shattering it.  The driver was identified as Michael Tate Reed of Van Buren, Arkansas.  He was admitted the next day to a hospital for mental treatment and formal charges were never filed.  -gopusa.com 

 

Amen Corner

There is no having influence over the great men or the little men of this age except by being firm in your principles and decided in what you do.  If you yield an inch, you are beaten; but if you will not yield – no, not the splitting of a hair – they will respect you.  Charles H. Spurgeon

The vilest wretch and the most tender, gentle child stand equal before God.  -John R. Rice

History tells us that appeasement does not lead to peace.  It invites an aggressor to test the will of a nation unprepared to meet the test.  And…those who seemingly want peace the most, our young people, pay the heaviest price for our failure to maintain our strength.  -Ronald Reagan

The most critical need of this hour may well be that the church should be brought back from her long Babylonian captivity and the name of God be glorified in her again as of old.  -A.W. Tozer 

A committee is a group appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.  -Vance Havner

True religion is the foundation of society.  When that is once shaken by contempt, the whole fabric cannot be stable nor lasting.  -Edmund Burks

On the wall in our home is a piece of needlework which reads, “Friends are like jewels, precious and rare; but acquaintances are like leaves, scattered everywhere.”  -Curtis Hutson

He whose head is in Heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.  -Matthew Henry

There was no secret about it; he simply believed God’s Word with all of his heart and preached it with all of his might!  -President James A. Garfield (on the secret of Spurgeon’s power)

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.  -Lucius Lactantius 

God never made a tyrant nor a slave.  -William Lloyd Garrison

It would be wonderful if it were as easy to arose enthusiasm as it is suspicion.  They say people will believe anything if you whisper it.

Practice courtesy.  You never know when it might become popular again.

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ December 15, 2017

News That Will Make You Smile

Atheist Convention Titled “Reason to Hope” Is Canceled:  “Lack of Interest”

The third Global Atheist Convention, titled “Reason to Hope,” has been canceled due to “lack of interest.”  The event had been scheduled for next February in Melbourne, Australia….the Sydney Morning Herald reports….

Indeed, the convention’s website said, “Ticket sales have been substantially below expectations and below the levels for previous conventions, so unfortunately, the convention cannot proceed.”

-Dave Urbanski, theblaze.com

God gives atheists very little press in His precious Word, succinctly summing them up in the following scripture:

Psalm 14:1a King James Version (KJV)
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God….”

Pastor Steve

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Amen Corner

A mark of deep spiritual maturity is to be able to enjoy the journey when God puts you on a detour.  -Vance Havner

I do not believe the pastor is loved best who always flatters and brags on his people.  David cried out to his great shepherd, “Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  -John R. Rice

The further a man goes in lust and iniquity, the more dead he becomes to purity and holiness; he loses the power to appreciate the beauties of virtue or to be disgusted with the abominations of vice.  -Charles H. Spurgeon

I will simply state that God, dozens of times in the plainest, most unmistakable, stupendous and overwhelming way, declares that there is a Hell.  It is burning now.  It has been burning a long while.  Yes, I will go further and say that there is a possibility that some reader of these words may spend eternity in the lost world.

Nothing but the hand of an outraged, defied, insulted, long-suffering, indignant, omnipotent God keeps any of us this moment from sliding into it….I believe there is a Hell.  If I had not been afraid of Hell, I do not think I would have started for Heaven.  -T. DeWitt Talmage

Now, as always, God discloses Himself to “babes” and hides Himself in thick darkness from the wise and the prudent.  A.W. Tozer

Happiness is the flag that flies from the window of the heart when the King is in residence.  -Curtis Hutson

Sincerity is to speak as we think, to do as we pretend and profess, to perform and make good what we promise, and really to be what we would seem and appear to be.  -John Tillotson

Nothing is easier than faultfinding.  No talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character are required to set up in the grumbling business.  -Robert West

He left His Father’s throne above (So free, so infinite His grace!), Emptied Himself of all but love And bled for Adam’s helpless race.  -Charles Wesley

 

Merry Christmas!

 

 

Sword Of The Lord ~ Juy 14, 2017

Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor

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Amen Corner

“The idea that this world is a playground instead of a battleground has now been accepted by the vast majority of Christians….  The “worship” growing out of such a view of life is as far off center as the view itself – a sort of sanctified nightclub without the champagne and the…drunks.”  -A.W. Tozer

“Instead of moral absolutes, the Left holds legal absolutes.  “Legal” for the Left is what “moral” is for the Right.  The religious have a belief in God-based moral law, and the Left believes in man-made law as the moral law.”  -Dennis Prager  (This is a profound and very truthful quotation).

“We have been inoculated with such a mild form [of Christianity] that we are immunized against the real thing.”  -Vance Havner

“Good words are worth much and cost little.”  -George Herbert

“I’m not about to change my method or my message.  We have only one Gospel to preach, and it has never failed – not to this day, nor will it ever.”  -Harold Sightier

“The church members who loved me best were those with whom I had faithfully and tenderly dealt on the matter of their faults and sins.”   -John R. Rice

“Upon these two foundations – the law of nature [Creation] and the law of revelation (the Bible) – depend all human laws.  -William Blackstone

“Nobody is exceedingly wicked all at once; the Devil is too cunning to startle men.”  -Thomas Wilson

“If you know these two things – yourself a sinner and Christ a Saviour – you are scholar enough to go to heaven.”  -Charles H. Spurgeon

“Don’t fix the blame; fix the problem.”  -Keith S. Pennington

“Don’t feel that you must make all the mistakes yourself.  Learn something from the mistakes of others.”  -Curtis Hutson

Sword Of The Lord ~ Dr. Shelton Smith, Editor ~ June 30, 2017

City Bans Family From Farmers Market Because They Won’t Host Same-Sex Weddings at Their Orchard

Michigan farmers Steve and Bridget Tennes have been blocked from participating in an East Lansing farmers market because they do not host same-sex weddings at their orchard.

For the past six years, one Michigan family has shared their organic fruit at a local farmers market, but now their religious beliefs are standing in the way of that tradition.

The kerfuffle between Steve Tennes, who owns a 120-acre orchard in Charlotte, Michigan, and the city officials in East Lansing-which is more than 20 miles away-began when he expressed his views on gay marriage in a Facebook post last year….

East Lansing officials decided to ban the Tennes family from participating in this year’s farmers market…citing the city’s antidiscrimination ordinance that covers sexual orientation….

So now the Tennes family is suing East Lansing for religious discrimination.     -theblaze.com

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Fifty protesters outside of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, asked the convention to remove homosexuality from “their list of sins.”

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Tip of the Day

The cheapest price and the best buy are often two totally different things.

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Foster Care Workers Ordered to Affirm LGBT Lifestyles

Foster care workers and families in Illinois must allow gay and transgender youth to express and explore their chosen identity and sexual orientation, according to a new state governmental directive.

Termination is among the penalties workers with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) would face for violating the policy, the DCFS said in its new rules added May 11 as Appendix K to the state foster care policy manual….

Foster care caseworkers and caregivers must use “an affirming approach” in facilitating a child’s “exploration of any [LGBT] matters” and must be “open, nonjudgmental, and empathetic,” the new rule stipulates….

DCFS arranged foster care to 39,595 children in fiscal year 2016, according to the Executive Statistical Summary released in April 2017.  -Diana Chandler, BAPTIST PRESS

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San Diego Schools Sued Over Pro-Islam Campaign

Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its pro-Islam campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students.

Charles LiMandri, an attorney for the parents, called  the campaign a “politically correct solution to a problem that does not exist.”…

The multiyear plan includes ensuring staff calendars include Muslim holidays, reviewing library materials on Muslim culture, providing resources to teachers and engaging in partnerships with the Council on American Islamic Relations.

The district also plans to consider high school clubs that promote American Muslim culture, create “safe spaces” for students, and train staff about Muslim culture.  The district is reviewing internal staff calendars to make sure Muslim holidays are recognized….

The lawsuit filed…in federal court says the policy violates the U.S. Constitution by endorsing a religion.  It asks a judge to halt the policy immediately while the merits of the claim are considered.  -onenewsnow.com

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Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

When Muslims claim that their faith is a religion of peace, what do they mean?

WND.com (June 5, 2017) reports that “the religion of peace” struck again [June 3] in London, when three terrorists drove a van into a crowd of pedestrians on London Bridge, then jumped out and reportedly shouted, “This is for Allah,” as they stabbed passersby with knives.

“With seven more dead and 48 more wounded in the latest attack, it’s hard for many to believe Islam is truly a religion of peace, as many politicians and media figures have claimed.”

“But Islam is a religion of peace, according to a former Homeland Security officer who specialized in Islamic theology and the strategy and tactics of the global Islamic movement.  It’s just that the Muslim definition of peace is different than the Western one.

“Peace is defined by pledging loyalty to shariah law,” said Philip Haney, who worked in Customs and Border Protection.  “They define everything that they do based on their loyalty to the principles of shariah law, and it’s a component of shariah that peace is not possible within this world we live in until shariah law is established.  So I tell people tongue-in-cheek that Islam is a religion of peace, just not right now.  It will be when shariah law is implemented, but not until then.”

“Haney, coauthor of See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad, said the Quran mandates warfare until the entire world submits to Islam-and once everyone lives under shariah law, that will be the definition of peace.”

This sounds similar to the communist definition of peace that we used to hear in the 1980s- “communism wants peace: a piece of this and a piece of that.”

To be sure, when talking about countries in the Eastern Hemisphere, words like “peace” and “freedom” and “rights” have different meanings from ours in America.

Islam wants all nations to live by Islamic law, which is another way of saying Islam wants to enslave the world.

-RETURN AMERICA, Dr. Ron Baity

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Amen Corner

“It is a very solemn delusion when ministers think they are prospering and yet do not hear of conversions.”

-Charles H. Spurgeon

“When men cease to be faithful to their God, he who expects to find them so to each other will be much disappointed.”

-Thomas Home

“Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.”

-Samuel Johnson

 

“We cannot change our hearts, but we can change our minds; and when we change our minds, God will change our hearts.”

-Vance Havner

 

“It is a sure token of an hireling that he wisheth his work were at an end.  But he who truly loveth it is not offended at its toil nor suffering.”

-William Inge