"Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in." ~ Isaiah 58:12
Is Jesus Christ really alive from the dead? If He is, that means He really is Who He claimed to be—the Lord of heaven and earth. That would mean He has the right to rule the lives that have your name and my name attached to them. Consider His story…
The women filed into the tomb one by one. They stood there absolutely amazed, questions flying through their heads. All of a sudden the tomb was filled with brilliant radiance. Another being—no, two of them—were sitting on the stone bed: One where Jesus’ head had been, the other at the feet. These creatures were so majestic the women fell on their faces before them. As they bowed low, the women heard them say, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here; He is risen. Remember how He spoke to you while in Galilee, telling you He would be killed by sinners, but on the third day would rise again.” (From Luke 24:5-7) The light they were bowing in seemed to sink into their souls. They remembered! Now it began to make sense. He had told them this. He had said it was all part of the Father’s plan. He must die, but He would come back to life again…after three days! One of the angels interrupted their thoughts by issuing a command: “Go, tell His disciples—and Peter!” (From Mark 16:7) While the words were not harsh, they were authoritative. Mary obeyed. She got up and, shielding her eyes from the brightness, she stumbled out of the tomb and then began Continue reading →
Enter once again the tyranny of the national courts. National courts (sometimes referred to as Federal Courts) partially blocked President Trump’s executive order to slow down the flow of immigrants. The President’s position is that he is trying to protect us from terrorist attacks. The Courts say that he is trampling on the rights of immigrants. Thus, we have our first “face-off” between the Executive Branch and the Judicial Branch in the new Administration in Washington. So who is right?
Bryan Fischer, one of my favorite policy analysts, has summed up the issue very well. He states,
“Article I, Section 9 gives to Congress unilateral, unquestioned, unchallengeable authority to admit to our shores only those it ‘shall think proper to admit.’ If Congress doesn’t think they should come in, they don’t get to come in, regardless of what unelected oligarchs think about the matter.” (in other words, the judges) Continue reading →
The media is in an uproar over President Trump’s Executive Order concerning immigration. Not that the media being in an uproar against what is right is anything new, but many are questioning if what he has done in greatly slowing down the immigration rate is right. Did the President move too quickly in giving this order? In my opinion, given the “deep bleed” in the body of the American state, we can’t fault him much in this.
Because a nation can only be as strong as it is within its own borders, you cannot help other nations in the world until you are strong at home. Those who expect America to take care of the world either are uninformed as to how God teaches us to help others or they reject the Bible as their standard for such benevolence. Just as the Bible says that “Jesus began to do and teach”, so we cannot share with the world what we are not. “Doing” always precedes “teaching”. A tree can’t extend its branches any farther than its root system equals under the ground or the whole tree will topple. American strength has been flowing away for years (and especially in the last 8 years) because we have tried to join the world “globalism” movement and compromised so many of our historic convictions in order to be “part of the crowd”. All the President has done is to stop the bleeding so we can get into a position of strength once again and lead from the front!
So what does the Bible say about immigration? Since it has something to say about Continue reading →