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
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
Albany, New York
Providence, Rhode Island
New York, New York
Buffalo, New York
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
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
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
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.
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
Fifty protesters outside of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, asked the convention to remove homosexuality from “their list of sins.”
Tip of the Day
The cheapest price and the best buy are often two totally different things.
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
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
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
“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.”
“Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.”
“We cannot change our hearts, but we can change our minds; and when we change our minds, God will change our hearts.”
“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.”