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This Atheist Professor Gets Taught A Real Lesson

September 30, 2013 2 comments

from Jesus-Loves-you.org

Since the time of Epicurus in ancient Greece, human philosophers have tried to fathom how evil and the all-powerful, all-good God can coexist. In the video below, an atheist teacher tries to persuade his class that God cannot possibly be exist if evil exists, since God created everything. The silent class’ attention is drawn to a young boy who stands up for his faith. His respectful and thorough dismissal of the “problem of evil” leaves his classmates stunned, and the professor silent. Wait ’til you see just who this young boy is!

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The Divine Origins of the American Republic

February 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Written on January 31, 2013 by Dr. Marshall Foster

What gave the early immigrants to the American wilderness the courage, independent spirit, and audacious will to defy the hierarchical structures of the tyrannical nations of Europe and write their own documents of liberty?

How did these English yeomen accomplish what had never been done in 6,000 years of human history? Understanding the answers to these questions is crucial to the preservation of our liberty in the coming years. The reason that they were able to create self-governing, successful governments is that they were dedicated students of the “divine constitution” given to Moses. Their own written words and actions reveal that they were following a specific model. They knew that the God-ordained blueprint for true liberty had been given to the Ancient Hebrews on Mt. Sinai and codified in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible.)

Contrary to popular belief, the root of America’s governmental genius did not begin in the minds of the Founding Fathers. The Founding Fathers built on a continuum of divine truth that was tried and tested in towns and colonies for 150 years before the constitutional period.

Samuel Langdon was prominent in securing the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Speaking before final ratification in 1788, he said, “The Israelites may be considered as a pattern to the world for all ages and from them we may learn what will exalt our character, and what will depress and bring us to ruin as a nation.”

John Adams, America’s second president and foremost legal scholar knew that the biblical precepts of the Hebrews were the nest in all of human history. Responding to an author who had praised the Greeks, Adams says, “As much as I love, esteem, and admire the Greeks, I believe the Hebrews have done more to enlighten and civilize the world. Moses did more than all their [Greek] legislators and philosophers.”

What was so uniquely different about the society and government laid down at Mt. Sinai? Legal Professor John Eidsmoe says, “In chapter 18 [of Exodus] Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, the Midianite, proposed that Moses decentralize the judicial system by selecting various tiers of judges, laying the groundwork for the Hebrew Republic.”

The people gave voluntary consent in choosing God as their King and choosing Moses as their commander and chief executive. God directed Moses to establish a senate or council of elders as well as a popular assembly similar to America’s House of Representatives. This assembly was called the congregation, all the assembly, and other titles.

The Israelites voluntarily chose to be subject to God’s precepts and loving ways. They elected their judges, and followed this same pattern of decentralized representative government, concentrating all civil government at the local level. In Israel all people were equal before the law. There was no caste system, no special privileged class, and no tyrant claiming to be God as was the practice of the ancient Pharaohs of Egypt. The national government, as long as the Hebrews followed God’s ways, was limited and reserved for specific national priorities such as national defense. All other powers and decisions were reserved for the local tribes as they held themselves and their leaders accountable to the just and merciful laws of God.

Rev. E. C. Wines, a renowned authority on the Hebrew Scriptures, explains how America had emulated Moses’ divine national plan. He says,“The Hebrew Constitution, in its substance and its form, in its letter and its spirit, was eminently Republican [a republic]. The power of the people was great and controlling….Whoever attentively considers the…Hebrew and American constitutions cannot but be impressed with the resemblance between them. Their fundamental principles are identical; and many of the details of organization are the same or similar.”

This is the primary reason why America became the freest and most prosperous nation in history. Our forebears tapped into the eternal plan of God for men and nations. They understood that the laws of the universe are unchanging and that God knows best how His world works. Our loving God has not left us in the dark as to the only way of freedom. These colonial settlers also had a great advantage when it came to implementing God’s ways. They were, for the most part, devout believers in Jesus Christ, the God of heaven made flesh, for whom Moses was but a prophet.

This faith made our early settlers “more than conquerors through Christ” and able to govern themselves with moral power and clarity. They also had the “mind of Christ” and the Geneva Bible in their own language to give them the insights needed to create a worldwide example for all nations to experience God’s blessings and liberty.

Can we not see the miraculous confluence of the revealed truths of civil order and the opening up of a new continent for discovery and settlement some four centuries ago? We are the heirs of this American miracle that has led to the political liberty of half of the world! We are more accountable than ever to reapply and obey God’s principles as individuals and as a nation. There is no other way of restoring our national liberty. This one of a kind matrix of liberty is sustained through the faithful, loving lives of Christian believers and guided by the eternal principles laid down 3,500 years ago by God at Mt. Sinai.

Langdon’s final words to the colonial legislators ring down to us as a divine warning. He declared, “If you neglect or renounce that religion taught and commanded in the Holy Scriptures, think no more of freedom, peace, and happiness; the judgments of heaven will pursue you.” Can we see what is at stake here? We are fighting not just for a flag or document but for the Glory of the Lord of Heaven and Earth. Judgment or blessing will pursue us depending on the path we choose.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     – Dr. Marshall Foster

[Read the original article at World History Institute.]

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…

January 22, 2013 1 comment

You know your Country is run by Idiots if...You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of “underprivileged” drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools of a “home”.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while some slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
The government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iPhones, TV’s and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars).
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you “safe”.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…
You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.

UPDATE: More from TheBlaze.com

 If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote on who runs the government, you live in a country run by idiots.

 If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy leaders in Egypt, you live in a country run by idiots.

 If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24 ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat, you live in a country run by idiots.

A Prayer for Living as Good Citizens to God’s Glory

November 8, 2012 Leave a comment

by Scotty Smith on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:22am ·

Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.      

     Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. 1 Pet 2:11-17     

     Dear heavenly Father, it’s the morning after we Americans have cast our votes. A president, along with many other public officials, have been elected, or re-elected. For some of us, there is great elation and relief, for others, there is tremendous disappointment, even despair.

For all of us, there is a need to hear from you—to still our hearts and know that you alone are God; to affirm that you are no less sovereign this morning that you were before the polls closed yesterday afternoon; to remember that your purposes will stand, your kingdom will come, your glory, one Day, will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.

Indeed, Father, our confidence is not in horses, chariots or men; nor in political parties, sitting presidents or supreme court justices; nor in the Dow Jones average, lower taxes, or bigger barns; nor in public policy or in private enterprise. Our hope and trust are in you.

In this Scripture, we hear you say, and we affirm, that you’ve called us to live good lives among our neighbors and in our culture—to be commendable citizens, not disengaged cynics; for your sake, to submit to authorities, governors and the king (president), for they are your providential servants (Rom. 13:1); to use our freedom in Christ “to silence the ignorant talk of foolish people,” not to add more godless chatter to the public conversation; to live respectfully of all people, not resentfully of any. By the power of the gospel, help us to do so.

Lastly, Father, may we fear you 1000 times more than we are either excited this morning or are quite disappointed by the outcome of the election. You alone are God; you are in the heavens and you do whatever pleases you. As your servants, may we prove the wonders of Jesus’ love this very day, and tomorrow, and the next, far as the curse is found. So very Amen we pray, in the exalted and triumphant name of Jesus.

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