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Why Trump Really Really Had to Win

December 18, 2016 Leave a comment

I know that I have upset many people especially on Facebook (and maybe somewhat on Twitter)  because I am so politically vocal. Since when is it such a crime to love your adoptive county so much that you want to do everything possible to make sure that we don’t elect people that want to continually change it rather than try and make it great again. No doubt I also make people furious when I keep saying over and over that we really dodged a bullet, more like a nuclear bomb-sized bullet on that day. But I really feel this is very true. Consider where we were just before election day. Hillary was either going to be our new president or she would be in the position of needing a blanket presidential pardon, as Rev. Jessie Jackson and other people are suggesting today (see article http://www.freep.com/…/jesse-jackson-obama-pardon…/93979554/ ). I mean really think about it!! For Hillary, before election day there was a possibility of her either moving back to the Whitehouse or the possibility of her going to prison. This is why this is so incredibly historical! When were we ever, as a county on the cusp of something so profound, or more appropriately I should say, so profoundly strange?!?

I find it incredible how the lunatic lefties and Hillary’s supporters, half the county, that voted for her actually insisted that she was not guilty of any of the many charges she faced recently, not to mention all the many, many charges and scandals she has somehow eluded over the past 30 years. Yet now, some of these same people are suggesting that President Obama give her a blanket pardon, similar to what President Ford did for President Nixon. Why?!? Why would she need a pardon at all if she is innocent?? It is unfathomable that we find ourselves in this predicament. This is why I thank God daily that Trump won and Hillary lost. Mind you, in the future there may be some things that President Trump will do that I may not agree with but it is infinitely better that Trump won and Hillary lost. This is why I don’t listen to you anymore, Glenn Beck and why I have absolutely no respect for the so called Never-Trumpers on the right, especially the Never-Trumpers that are in the Conservative Media. If Hillary had won the horrible things she would have brought about such as an aggressively leftist supreme court, the ever rising taxes, the ever growing oligarchic government, the ever expanding, job-killing Obamacare, the continual job-creating companies moving to other countries, the growing deficit, our role on the world stage continually being diminished as she wheels and deals with bad international parties, selling out of the highest office in exchange for millions and billions being laundered and funneled to the Clinton Foundation, all of this would have been squarely on the heads of the Never-Trumpers on the right.17424865_10211793146325323_5605251359146153397_n

 

When you really think about it. It was a genuine miracle that Trump actually won. Not only did he have to battle with Hillary, the entire Democrat party was unified in defeating him. Also, all the mainstream media and all of Hollywood all of the press and even half of his own party, the Republicans were fighting him. Yet despite all of that he still won. And ironically I don’t think anyone but Trump would have been able to win. No one else could defeat Hillary. Because of his character and his celebrity and especially his not willing to let the left get away with the constant attacks. It seems that the traditional politicians that the Republican party have thrown at us, people like Mitt Romney John McCain and Bob Dole, they seem to be merely very, very nice and mild mannered people and be perfectly composed, not willing to battle with the constant accusations from the left. There lukewarm, mild mannered mannerisms seemed to have only received the same reactions from voters on the right, and led to many staying home or not voting or not voting correctly, and believing some of the things the mainstream media told them. Trump won because he was able to fire up the voters on the right with his ant-establishment drain-the-swamp message. Also his America-first message and his willing to protect jobs and the many American workers. Also his lets-reduce-our-debt and lets-make-better-international-deals messages hit home for many people. I am sure pundits will be analyzing this election for a long time. We might even see a new phrase coming up that of “Trump-Democrats” to replace the term “Reagan-Democrats.” When I was at a Trump rally here in Minnesota I saw a homemade sign that read “Democrats for Trump.”

So I vehemently disagree with Rev. Jesse Jackson. I pray and I hope that she does not get a pardon and that she will be charged. I say this not because I am mean or that I don’t want to see a healing in our country. I say this because I want the Clintons’ and Democrat party’s reprehensible actions to be exposed to the American people, to really see how close we got to mayhem and how close we got to a Banana Republic, that we really did dodge a nuclear-bomb-sized bullet. Unbelievable that Trump was so ridiculed when he suggested the system was rigged when we had just witnessed the truth that was revealed just weeks before that the Democrat Party rigged their own primary election. Everything was rigged so that Hillary would surely defeat Bernie Sanders. Yet in the Republican Primary Trump won fair and square defeating 16 opponents and getting the most presidential primary votes ever. I hope that the Democrat Party and their mindset will be marginalized. I feel strongly that the Republican Party needs a new opposition party. I would love it if the official opposition party was more right than the Republican Party like the Libertarian Party or the Constitution Party. But I digress. I know that is extreme wishful thinking on my part.

Anyway, to help continually marginalize the Clintons and the Democrat Party I hope that more and more people see “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democrat Party” or read the book. And for that matter Dinesh D’Souza’s other works need to be experienced by more and more people as well, Especially, “America, Imagine the World Without Her” and “2016: Obama’s America.” #HillarysAmerica #AmericaTheMovie #ObamasAmerica
Also more people need to see and/or read Peter Schweizer’s “Clinton Cash” as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LYRUOd_QoM #ClintonCash

I still can’t believe that the Democrat Party’s top two (out of only three total!) contenders for their presidential nominee was between a proven criminal and a fervent socialist (Sorry Bernie but a “Democratic Socialists” is still just a Socialist), for this reason alone is reason enough that today’s Democrat Party must be marginalized.

So, I am sorry if you are tired of my posts. I am done with this post for now. I really wish people would understand how important it was that Trump won.15027985_10210570931530717_2897513813831856101_n

Is science showing there really is a God?

January 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Is science showing there really is a God?

“Fred Hoyle, the astronomer who coined the term ‘big bang,’ said that his atheism was ‘greatly shaken’ at these developments…
…Theoretical physicist Paul Davies has said that ‘the appearance of design is overwhelming’ and Oxford professor Dr. John Lennox has said ‘the more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator . . . gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here…’ “

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This is a great article below from Eric Metaxas (my big fat Greek hero!  …sorry…just kidding, Eric, I mean, Mr. Metaxas.).  I think it originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal last Christmas and then later appeared at other sites on the web (like here for instance). You know, my faith in Jesus, my Savior, the creator of the universe is not reliant and does not waiver on the reminiscences or conclusions of so called intellectuals and scientists in this world but when I first read this article I could not help myself from throwing my fist in the air and yelling a little “Woot, woot.” Anyways, please enjoy the article below and maybe you too might feel inclined to do a victory dance.

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

The odds of life existing on another planet grow ever longer. Intelligent design, anyone?

By ERIC METAXAS  Dec. 25, 2014 4:56 p.m. ET

In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a “God” to explain the universe. Yet it turns out that the rumors of God’s death were premature. More amazing is that the relatively recent case for his existence comes from a surprising place—science itself.

Here’s the story: The same year Time featured the now-famous headline, the astronomer Carl Sagan announced that there were two important criteria for a planet to support life: The right kind of star, and a planet the right distance from that star. Given the roughly octillion—1 followed by 27 zeros—planets in the universe, there should have been about septillion—1 followed by 24 zeros—planets capable of supporting life.

With such spectacular odds, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, a large, expensive collection of private and publicly funded projects launched in the 1960s, was sure to turn up something soon. Scientists listened with a vast radio telescopic network for signals that resembled coded intelligence and were not merely random. But as years passed, the silence from the rest of the universe was deafening. Congress defunded SETI in 1993, but the search continues with private funds. As of 2014, researchers have discovered precisely bubkis—0 followed by nothing.

What happened? As our knowledge of the universe increased, it became clear that there were far more factors necessary for life than Sagan supposed. His two parameters grew to 10 and then 20 and then 50, and so the number of potentially life-supporting planets decreased accordingly. The number dropped to a few thousand planets and kept on plummeting.

Even SETI proponents acknowledged the problem. Peter Schenkel wrote in a 2006 piece for Skeptical Inquirer magazine: “In light of new findings and insights, it seems appropriate to put excessive euphoria to rest . . . . We should quietly admit that the early estimates . . . may no longer be tenable.”

As factors continued to be discovered, the number of possible planets hit zero, and kept going. In other words, the odds turned against any planet in the universe supporting life, including this one. Probability said that even we shouldn’t be here.

Today there are more than 200 known parameters necessary for a planet to support life—every single one of which must be perfectly met, or the whole thing falls apart. Without a massive planet like Jupiter nearby, whose gravity will draw away asteroids, a thousand times as many would hit Earth’s surface. The odds against life in the universe are simply astonishing.

Yet here we are, not only existing, but talking about existing. What can account for it? Can every one of those many parameters have been perfect by accident? At what point is it fair to admit that science suggests that we cannot be the result of random forces? Doesn’t assuming that an intelligence created these perfect conditions require far less faith than believing that a life-sustaining Earth just happened to beat the inconceivable odds to come into being?

There’s more. The fine-tuning necessary for life to exist on a planet is nothing compared with the fine-tuning required for the universe to exist at all. For example, astrophysicists now know that the values of the four fundamental forces—gravity, the electromagnetic force, and the “strong” and “weak” nuclear forces—were determined less than one millionth of a second after the big bang. Alter any one value and the universe could not exist. For instance, if the ratio between the nuclear strong force and the electromagnetic force had been off by the tiniest fraction of the tiniest fraction—by even one part in 100,000,000,000,000,000—then no stars could have ever formed at all. Feel free to gulp.

Multiply that single parameter by all the other necessary conditions, and the odds against the universe existing are so heart-stoppingly astronomical that the notion that it all “just happened” defies common sense. It would be like tossing a coin and having it come up heads 10 quintillion times in a row. Really?

Fred Hoyle, the astronomer who coined the term “big bang,” said that his atheism was “greatly shaken” at these developments. He later wrote that “a common-sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with the physics, as well as with chemistry and biology . . . . The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.”

Theoretical physicist Paul Davies has said that “the appearance of design is overwhelming” and Oxford professor Dr. John Lennox has said “the more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator . . . gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here.”

The greatest miracle of all time, without any close seconds, is the universe. It is the miracle of all miracles, one that ineluctably points with the combined brightness of every star to something—or Someone—beyond itself.

[Click here to see the original article at the Wall Street Journal]

P.S. Speaking of doing a victory dance and going “Woot, woot,” did you know that there is a  TIDAL WAVE OF MORE GOOD NEWS!?  Click here!

Sadie Robertson Shares Heart on ‘Sexy’ Rumba Dance

October 31, 2014 Leave a comment
There is no reason you have to sacrifice your morals no matter what pressures you are receiving. Sadie Robertson is proving that with her experience on Dancing With The Stars. Read about it in this article from Charisma News

3:00PM EDT 10/27/2014 MARK ANDREWS

Sadie Robertson of the “Duck Dynasty” clan shares what made her uncomfortable with preparations for her performance last week on “Dancing With the Stars.” (YouTube)

Sadie Robertson of the Duck Dynasty clan revealed in an interview that pressure from her dance partner to perform a sexy rumba on Dancing With the Stars caused her a great deal of stress, but she is pleased with the outcome.

“I guess you all could tell that last week was pretty hard for me,” Robertson said in an interview for tvguide.com. “It was really stressful, and I wasn’t getting the dance down, and Mark [Ballas] had been telling me all week, ‘You’re not going to get good scores because you’re not doing a sexy rumba and that’s what they want to see.'”

Although the two butted heads, 17-year-old Robertson, a strong Christian, held her ground:

“I was like, that’s OK, because I would rather get a bad score from the judges than know in my heart that I did something that I’m not comfortable with. So, when we went out there and we did it, after the dance, I was so nervous because I just knew I was going to get ripped to shreds by the judges.”

But that’s not what happened. Robertson said she was pleasantly surprised to receive a score of 35 out of 40 from the judges. She said she was able to reach an accommodation with dance partner Mark Ballas by wearing a modest costume and keeping sexy moves out of the dance routine.

“So when they were so respectful of the dance and they loved it and appreciated me standing up for what I believed in, I just kind of felt like God blessed me with the judges liking the dance,” Robertson told tvguide.com. “It just paid off to do the right thing, and it just made me really emotional to finally get the hardest dance so far, in my opinion, out of the way and just be done with it. It felt really good.”

Read full article at Charisma News

 

 

Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles

September 30, 2014 Leave a comment
Another excellent talk from Joe Rigney. This time he talks about the subject of his book Live Like a Narnian. Click the video and listen in and journey through Lewis’ Wardrobe to learn how we can become better disciples of Jesus Christ

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Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles

September 27, 2013

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TIDAL WAVE OF GOOD NEWS!

July 10, 2013 1 comment

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A great article from Dr. Marshall Foster at World History Institute Written on July 4, 2013 [note: I added emphasis in the text below]

There is a tidal wave of Christianity spreading in nation after nation as never before in history. Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the world today. True faith is spreading and modern secularism is failing. These declarations are verified by research of scholars and best-selling authors such as Dinesh D’Souza, of Stanford’s Hoover Institution; Phillip Jenkins, Cambridge trained professor and author of The Next Christendom; and David Aikman, Oxford trained former worldwide reporter for Time magazine and author of Jesus in Beijing, How Christianity is Changing the Global Balance of Power.

Throughout the past century, the developing world has come to recognize what it means to believe in our Lord, the Ruler of the world, who died, rose and now rules the nations from His throne on high. One hundred years ago 80% of Christians resided in Europe or America. The missionary movement, which began in England and America, has changed the world over the past two centuries. Christianity has exploded and now over 60% of the Christian believers live in the rapidly modernizing developing countries.

In Brazil there were not enough evangelicals to notice several decades ago; now there are 50 million new believers. More than 480 million people in South America embrace their true King. In Asia there are now 313 million voluntary members of Christ’s Kingdom. An estimated 100 million Christians in China worship in underground churches. In Africa, there were only 10 million Christians in 1900; now there are 360 million.

In 1925 Olympic gold medalist Eric Liddell left the fame and fortune of professional athletics to dedicate his life as a missionary to China.

In 1925 Olympic gold medalist Eric Liddell left the fame and fortune of professional athletics to dedicate his life as a missionary to China.

China will likely become the largest Christian nation in the world within a few decades, according to David Aikman. Aikman has spent a lifetime covering the Iron and Bamboo Curtain countries and their progressive fall into the arms of Jesus. Aikman observed in his book Jesus in Beijing that Christianity is that unstoppable, loving movement that causes entire nations, like China and the Iron Curtain countries, to eventually rise up and throw off their oppressors, overturning the global balance of power. Aikman said that Czechoslo- vakia, as if the nation were one person, cast off her communist oppressors in a week. [Photo on right from Chariots of Fire, a 1981 British historical drama film]

Today there are 560 million Europeans and 260 million Americans who are at least nominally Christian, and tens of millions of these are still holding forth the true faith. However, the believers in the developing countries are immersed in the world of the Bible often more than the devout Christians in the West. Even though 200 million of these believers face persecution and most are under dictatorships, they are spreading Christ’s kingdom with passion and sacrifice. David Aikman documents that in China the leading intellectuals, scientists and entrepreneurs are becoming Christians. As they meet in their home churches, they are training to be missionaries to the Muslim world and even to the West as they work for the doors of freedom to open in China. African believers hold an orthodox view of the inspired Word of God. Many African Anglican pastors and bishops have emigrated from Africa back to Britain and are preaching to some of the largest and fastest growing churches in the British Isles. South Korea now has 12,000 full-time missionaries in the field, second only to the United States.

Modern secularism is no match for this tidal wave of God’s love and power that is moving across the earth bringing the universal liberating truths of Scripture. The non-believing world and its leaders, to maintain the façade of civilization and order, are forced to use Christian rhetoric. Evolutionary and atheistic worldviews, with their survival of the fittest and “get all you can in this life” philosophies, are incompatible with equal human rights, selfless virtues or just laws. Only if we are accountable to a perfect God to love our neighbor is there any reason to act with kindness toward the weak, elderly or unlovable.

For example, Friedrich Nietzsche, the founder of modern Nihilism, the “God is dead” movement, had to admit that all equal rights theories are Christian in origin. He said “Another Christian concept, no less crazy [to an atheist]: the concept of equality of souls before God. This concept furnishes the prototype of all theories of equal rights.” What he does not say is that without these Christian derived rights, Nietzsche’s own philosophy of death that he himself was free to spew in a Christian society would have certainly led him to the Gulag in a totalitarian atheistic state.

Christianity brings liberty and freedom to the world, not because its followers have money or military power, but because it is True. Revisionist historians have labored to hide the irrefutable truth of Christianity. Most people are not taught that the early Christians brought the mighty Roman Empire to its knees by the time of Constantine in 312 A.D; or that Ireland, ruled by demonic druid priests, peacefully bowed to their rightful Sovereign through the preaching of one man, Patrick, in the 4th Century; or that Germany turned from the worship of evil gods and human sacrifice to become the early center of Christendom as it enlightened Europe in the 8th Century; or that England under Alfred the Great, turned the government of the world upside down with English Common Law based upon the Ten Commandments, laws of Moses, and the Gospels; or that the great scientists of the Middle Ages from Francis Bacon, the founder of the scientific method to Isaac Newton, perhaps the greatest scientist of all time, bowed to the Savior and His eternal laws and created a modern world that reveals his Lordship and order.

The American Colonists, revived through the unleashing of the Word of God, declared that they would “have no king but King Jesus” in response to the tyranny of King George. The Americans drew up a covenant with their new King and each other, calling it the Declaration of Independence, in which they placed their reliance on “divine Providence.” Americans have been the most blessed people in history as a result. On the day the Declaration of Independence was signed Samuel Adams stood and declared, “We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.”

The great news is that once we in America understand and recapture our biblical heritage of liberty – united with believers worldwide – we may be on the precipice of the greatest revival in history!

– Marshall Foster

[Read the original article at World History Institute.]

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