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So-called conservatives aren’t even trying to hide their betrayal of our values

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So-called conservatives arent even trying to hide their betrayal of our values

With the midterm election only a month away, Trump and the GOP have been pulling out all the stops in their effort to save the party from being inundated by the floodwaters of the approaching blue tsunami. Their favorite tool? Distraction.

  • They’ve used the Kavanaugh circus as a distraction to draw voter attention away from two years of GOP-controlled Washington’s ineptitude.
  • They’ve worked, metaphorically speaking, on a meaningless resolution “condemning” voting by illegals to distract from their failure to eliminate DACA and fix the border.
  • They’ve eliminated a meaningless $16,000 from the over $100 million the government spends to buy aborted baby body parts for research purposes to distract from the recent #MiniBusBetrayal spending bill that funds nearly all of Obama’s priorities, including Planned Parenthood an Obamacare.

Unfortunately for Republicans, these distractions aren’t working as well as they had hoped. For example, by funding Obamacare, Republicans gave government-run healthcare a big boost and effectively removed it as a campaign issue. This has motivated Democrats to add the expansion Medicaid and the creation of a single-payer, government-run health care system to their campaigns for November.

Another reason the Obamacare distraction isn’t working is because Republicans support government-run healthcare. Trump has a long history of support for single-payer healthcare, and he promised during his campaign to create a universal healthcare system that will cover everyone at government expense.

Yesterday, I wrote about how Trumpservatives in the House Freedom Caucus are facing trouble in their re-election bid as they try to convince their constituents that they still hold conservative values, despite selling out to the progressive agenda of Trump, McConnell, and Co.

There are other so-called conservatives trying to have it both ways when it comes to Trump’s agenda and conservative values, although, they are caring less about hiding it.

In another situation that, coincidentally, involves Obamacare, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher just released an ad where the thirty-year congressman — term limits, anyone? — used his daughter as a stage prop for a pro-Obamacare one-act play supporting guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions.

Dana Rohrabacher: “Politicians argue a lot about healthcare, but for me it’s personal. When my daughter Annika was 8 years old she was afflicted with leukemia. It was devastating to my family, but we got through it – and today she’s doing great. So for her and all our families, we must protect America’s healthcare system. That’s why I’m taking on both parties, and fighting for those with pre-existing conditions. I’m Dana Rohrabacher and I approved this message.”

Annika Rohrabacher: “And so do I.”

I thought children were off-limits in the political arena. Oh well, anything for the progressive cause. Right?

Amazingly, Rohrabacher carries an 80% (B) Liberty Score® at Conservative Review, but upon closer examination, we see that he only garners a 67% on gun rights, 71% on education, and 73% on moral issues. Passing grades, but marginally conservative.

Unfortunately, marginally conservative is what passes for true conservatism in the age of Trump. That’s why I call them Trumpservatives, and it’s why the GOP could lose BIGLY in November.

Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.

 


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PragerU: Does race really matter?

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PragerU Does race really matter

Leftwing talk about race frightens Dennis Prager and it should frighten you as well. There is a dangerous precedent being set by the left that is creating division where it no longer exists. Unfortunately, it definitely did exist in the recent past, but modern America generally does not look at race as much of an indicator anymore EXCEPT when the left makes it an issue. This is ironic, of course, because in their quest to supposedly eliminate racism, the left tends to make race a bigger issue than it needs to be.

We hear about cultural appropriations, certain races whose lives apparently matter more than others, and the deconstruction of our nation’s history based upon cultural norms from the time that are no longer acceptable now. Yes, many of America’s first people were racist. Some even owned slaves. Even after slavery was abolished, we experienced racial divides that continued through the civil rights movement all the way into modern times. But today, those divides are no longer as prominent. A black President was elected with a strong number of non-black voters behind him. Congress is more racially and sexually diverse than ever in our country’s history. We have more CEOs of major corporations who aren’t just “old white guys” than ever.

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America is making strong strides to effectively eliminate racial inequality, but the push to keep the divide as wide as possible isn’t coming from the general conservative side of the political aisle. Yes, there are white supremacists who claim a portion of the right-leaning mantle, but they are infinitesimal compared to the standard masses of conservatives who have seen beyond race. The real cultural and racial divides are being perpetuated by the left, and in particular by our leaders from the Democratic Party who cannot have a future if they do not play the race card incessantly.

This video by PragerU shows the stark difference between Dennis Prager and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). As she vies for votes by playing the race card, Mr. Prager calls out the real racism in America that’s coming from the left.

 


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What are the spiritual beings in the Bible?

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What are the spiritual beings in the Bible

Most people, even those who haven’t read the Bible, are likely familiar with it enough to know there are two primary groups being discussed: humans and God in his three forms, also known as the Trinity. Those who have read the Bible realize there are other groups of being as well. These are the “spiritual beings” of the Bible – angels, demons, and everything in between.

While I don’t always agree with everything taught by the folks at The Bible Project, most of their perspectives are excellent. More importantly, they’re able to break down the complex elements of the Bible and retell the stories in ways anyone can understand.

They’ve begun a new series focused on spiritual beings that I’m very hopeful will be enlightening and exegetically accurate. This is an important teaching to understand. While I’d recommend reading one of Michael Heiser’s books on the subject, those who aren’t ready for lengthy research should at least take a look at this or other teachings. It’s an important topic, one that gets much less attention than it deserves.

As we continue to work on our Principalities and Powers Podcast, it behooves us that more people are aware of the forces that we don’t necessarily see that are at work around us. This is why we’re hopeful about this new series from The Bible Project.

 


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The Catholic-Mulsim fraternity deal is anti-Biblical

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The Catholic-Mulsim fraternity deal is anti-Biblical

Before I get into the meat of this subject, it’s important to be perfectly clear about one thing. This is not an anti-Catholic perspective. I not only love my Catholic brothers and sisters who follow the Bible and embrace Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. I’m actually related to a great deal of them. Yes, the majority of my large family on my mother’s side is Catholic. Spent the day with about a dozen of them yesterday.

With that stated, the leadership of the Catholic Church and the direction of the Vatican are so far off course, it’s odd that so few are actually calling them out for what is arguably the most anti-Biblical action they’ve ever officially taken. As bad as the action was, I’m more concerned that it’s not getting nearly the press it deserves.

I’m referring to the agreement signed by Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the head of Sunni Islam’s most prestigious seat of learning. In this agreement, the truth of the God of the Bible is intermingled with the falsehood of the god of the Quran, Allah. Moreover, the call for the unification of religions in a fraternity of secular peace is disturbing, not because we’re against peace but because the call to make peace is done with an understanding that or beliefs are supposed to be secondary to the collective good in this world. Lastly and most disturbingly, there’s a line in the document that is drawing some ire, though not nearly as much as Bible-believing Christians might expect:

“The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race and language are willed by God in his wisdom, through which he created human beings.”

The wording here is very careful. They’re trying not to say God willed other religions as a path to find Him, but when read in context with the rest of the document, that’s exactly what they’re trying to imply. They’ve put Islam on equal footing with the Judeo-Christian religions by insinuating God and Allah are the same entity.

They are not.

Defenses of the document seem to focus on two notions. First, in regards to the controversial line above, they’re saying that religious diversity is similar to sex, race, and other things that are willed by God because many are inherently predisposed to follow the religions of the culture surrounding them. Their second argument is that God wants his children to find Him, and if that path must go through Islam or Hindu or any other religion, so be it.

This is heretical teaching. One must do some pretty aggressive hermeneutical gymnastics to say that since God created everything, and other religions fall into the category of being included in “everything,” then God created the other religions. As a loving God, surely He didn’t limit which people could find Him and live eternal life, right?

The Bible cannot be more clear on one important fact: there is only one way to everlasting life: belief and worship of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. The document insinuates Islam is a path to salvation since, hey, they believe that Jesus was a very important prophet, so they’re not totally wrong. If it leads them to Christ through a non-traditional path, so be it.

This is a very dangerous road, one that harms the way the Catholic Church leads its people. It’s time for Bible-believing Catholics to speak out against the heretical teaching their leaders have embraced.

 


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