Data on church growth over the past several decades reveal that churches accommodating to secular culture lose members, many of them in fact. Pick any random number of churches that have lost significant membership and check out their acceptance of liberal theology, including as it relates to social issues such as same-sex marriage (notable American examples are the United Methodists, Episcopalians, and United Church of Christ). In Canada, the United Church of Canada, once the largest protestant church in the nation, with strong evangelical roots, is now on life support dealing with a massive loss of church membership. Continue Reading »
Anyone feeling the need for a quick boost of morale should take a quick look at the site http://www.markhumphreys.com/left.html where he can watch an incredibly brave man, Robert Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch, as he speaks to a crowd of secular-left and Islamist groups at a Pax Europe rally in Suttgart, Germany, in June 2011:
You are already subjugated! You are already their useful idiots…. You are out here in their service. And you think your fight is for freedom. You are fighting for you own slavery! … You are fighting for the destruction of all the freedoms that you enjoy. You are fighting for the defeat of your own selves, of your own lives. You are slaves seeking slavery. You are the most foolish, you are the most evil, foolish people on Earth…. Shame on you!”
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The “ChickensXXt Moment” in U.S-Israel Relations.
Scarcely had the ceasefire settled upon the latest Gaza war than President Obama and his State Department began bad-mouthing the Netanyahu government for its “illegal” building in the “West Bank” and its refusal to renew negotiations with the Palestine Authority that might lead to Peace Forever in the Middle East. Continue Reading »
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Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s Gift to Canada.
Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain (Psalm 76:10 (KJV.)
Islam is becoming more dangerous for everybody every day. In a typical evening broadcast on any of the major global news-networks at least one in three leading items brings to our ears and eyes the horrific effects of the command of Muhammad to “slay the unbeliever.” Typically, there will be stories about this day’s work by suicide-bombers: scores of people who had been going about their daily lives, removed from the earth in the blink of an eye because of the need of dedicated individuals and groups to make theological statements. As I was writing these words the emergency services were cleaning up the human muck left by such incidents in several Arab countries from Mali to Pakistan, in Indonesia and in Muslim parts of Africa as well as in parts of Africa being newly-won for Allah from nominally Christian regimes, such as that in Nigeria. Not always at the top of the news but always going on somewhere are similar events in the Muslim parts of China, Central Asia and the South Pacific – everywhere, in short. Continue Reading »
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The Meeting House is an anabaptist, postmodern church with a charismatic teaching pastor, Bruxy Cavey, who has built a large following among young adults in particular by a combination of high-tech approaches, modern “worship band” music and a personal message aimed at individuals that eschews the culture wars or any form of more general responsibility for the wider society.
Like many evangelical organizations today, The Meeting House is trying to find a viable “Third Way” between the long-standing Christian prohibition of homosexual behaviour and the understanding of same-sex attraction as a temptation and a vice to be resisted and, if possible, overcome, on the one hand, and the complete capitulation to the spirit of the age by the celebration of sodomy as a beautiful and spiritual edifying thing, which is best symbolized by the unholy spectacle of Christian clergy participating in the neo-pagan festival known as the Gay Pride Parade.
Does such a “Third Way” exist? If so, it is an intellectually defensible position? Or is it a temporary stop-over on the way to full capitulation that has the function of allowing one to talk about sexual perversions non-stop until the late-adopters in your organizations finally fall into line? Continue Reading »
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Origins of the Present Campaign to Achieve Immediate Global Recognition of a “State of Palestine.”
When, back in the 1890s, the first generation of Zionists proposed the creation of a Jewish State somewhere in “Palestine,” Arabs everywhere united in a declaration of eternal opposition. Then, after the State of Israel became a fact of life in 1948, this refusal to accept Israel’s creation was immediately replaced by an undying vow to remove it from the face of the earth. Continue Reading »
As recently as last year the Guttmacher Policy Review published an article with the title ‘Abortion Does Not Increase Women’s Risk of Mental Health Problems’. Of course this assertion is hardly surprising, since the Guttmacher Institute is the research wing of Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in the United States. But it is typical of many mainline organizations, which toe the same line. The reality is that the political and health establishments in North America have done their best to deny or suppress all information about the negative impact of abortion on women. The American Psychological Association, for example, takes the official position that terminating an unwanted pregnancy ‘does not pose a psychological hazard for most women’, and may actually be good for them. The report which arrives at this conclusion takes no notice whatever of the abundant evidence that for many women abortion is a devastating, catastrophic experience that haunts them for the rest of their lives. Continue Reading »