Who will be the One?
The first presidential debate has now come and gone. The polls are still showing a very close race to the White House. Regardless of who wins, great changes in America and in the world lie on the horizon. Many are depending upon their candidate to fulfill their dreams and satisfy their desires. History testifies that they will be disappointed. But there is one, the Only One, in whom you can find security and satisfaction. He is the ultimate victor.
Campaigning for President of the World
Time/Fortune’s Global Forum announced that Pope Francis will give an address to their inaugural gathering of the world’s top 500 CEOs and Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in an unprecedented meeting in Rome December 2-3, 2016. The meeting’s theme is “The 21st Century Challenge: Forging a New Social Compact.” That New Social Compact is what will impact everyone’s life in a manner that few currently understand.
A solemn warning to Donald Trump and his religious zealots
John F. Kennedy’s speech to the Houston Ministerial Association defending his right to be president of the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave should be a warning to Donald Trump and the religious zealots. Unlike Trump, this courageous American icon declared that his presidency will not be dictated by his church. He recognized the danger to our civil and religious liberties that such a posture presents.
It was a day to remember. The unimaginable happened. America and the world were stunned at the spectacle of jumbo jets crashing into the World Trade Center, the very epitome of World Capitalism. The immediate response, designed to curtail future attacks by the alleged Islamic terrorists, was the swift implementation of the Homeland Security Act. But will prevent the gathering storm?
Christianity without the Bible
Kenneth A. Briggs, veteran religion reporter, makes an interesting comment about modern Christianity discarding the Bible. When asked about how neglecting the Bible has impacted our culture, he replied,”One thing we miss in this is the potential to enlarge our minds and hearts and spirits. I think the Bible is the springboard to opening all kinds of ideas, thoughts, beliefs about what our life is about”. In this sense, Briggs is absolutely correct in his evaluation of God’s inspired word.
Religious Liberty at the crossroads
Russell Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), declared in a recent speech, “Part of what we have to do is to dethrone politics as a religion and as a source of identity while at the same time remaining engaged in our responsibilities as citizens, in communities and neighbors, which includes the political process.” He recognizes what most Evangelicals fail to see–the dangers of church/state politics and its dire consequences. Read on.
Thanks; but no thanks
Pope Francis and his church today officially recognized the work of Agnese Gonxha Bojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa. They supposedly made her a saint, someone the living can now pray to for mercy. But in the mind of God of Creation, this wonderful lady, though entangled in the snares of popery, nevertheless, lived a life of self-sacrificing love and has long ago been one of His most cherished saints. She did not need the approval of Francis.
Standing for the right
Judge decides that it is more important to serve God than to occupy a higher position he would otherwise very much like to have. He demonstrates that his duty to God is as steadfast as the needle is to the pole. He would not allow anything, including a coveted position, to come between he and his God. He purposed in his heart to stand for the right even though the heavens fall. We all need that kind of faith Read more. The issue goes far beyond his position in the sight of men.