All politics—as an enterprise of civilization—is moral. The entire
debate about politics, pursued at least under the American system, can be reduced to a single question: What is the
proper use of force to accomplish moral ends? People say you can't legislate morality. All legislation is a moral
enterprise. If there is not a justification for the use of power, then that use of power is illicit. That is what
despots do. Aristotle said famously that all law rests upon the necessary foundation of morality. Note that this
kind of enterprise is a prescriptive notion. In other words, Aristotle is saying that this is the nature of law and
government properly construed. It's supposed to be this way even though we know that sometimes people use their
power meant for moral ends as a means to immorally consolidate their own power and control over the very people
they were entrusted to serve. So politics is sometimes used poorly. But if you take politics as a thing, as such,
at least in the American system, the purpose of power is for the public good.
And the political enterprise is how we divvy up that power, how we use that power to
accomplish those things that are good in light of the restraints on power that we have in the Constitution. The
American political enterprise is a moral enterprise, and for those politicians who don't want to legislate
morality, well they should probably get out of the legislation business because this is their reason for existing.
If they are not there to legislate morality that is consistent with the public good, then they're not there for
anything at all. They shouldn't be in the business of politics. - Greg Koukl
legislate Morality? - With Frank Turek
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Prohibition - Can You Make People Be Good? Frank Turek reviews the question from a moral,
philosophical, legal, and historical perspective.
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Yes, Laws DO Change Hearts. The Law can help to change a culture and can be a great teacher..
Frank Turek examines human nature and the role of government in restraining bad behavior.
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"When I hear
Christians saying we ought not get involved in politics but just “preach the Gospel,” I show them this satellite
picture of the Korean peninsula. Here we see a homogenous population of mostly Koreans separated by a
well-fortified border. South Korea is full of freedom, food and productivity—it’s one of the most Christianized
countries in the world. North Korea is a concentration camp. They have no freedom, no food, and very
Weeping for a dictator under threat
of arrest and execution
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, December 19, 2011
This is something the establishment media has completely
failed to explain properly. All the video footage of weeping North Koreans stricken with grief over the death of
the “dear leader” Kim Jong-Il is by no means spontaneous or natural.
It’s all part of the fun of living in a Stalinist dictatorship. If citizens do not show the appropriately sullen
facial expressions, if they don’t produce tears, and if they don’t properly grieve for the dead dictator, they face
imprisonment and possible execution.
Sure, some of the grief is genuine, it’s the result of a lifetime of brainwashing and the enforcement of the
cult of personality. But in the most arcane and brutal police state on the planet, not being upset over Kim
Jong-Il’s death could mean you’re reported as an enemy of the state by the local spy and sent to a gulag. Your
entire family could also be targeted for the same treatment.
Identical scenes were witnessed after the death of the previous “dear leader,” Kim Il-sung.
Millions of North Koreans have starved to death over the past 20 years as a result of the regime’s disastrous
economic policies and their refusal to accept food aid. Food is still scarce, so the fact that citizens are also
handed small snacks if they attend these spectacles and put on a fake display of grief is also a massive incentive
for a permanently hungry population.
North Korea is the perfect illustration of what happens when power is concentrated into the hands of the few –
totalitarianism, mass starvation, economic collapse and complete enslavement.
It’s a warning the western world would do well to heed, especially in the aftermath of the passage of a
law which formally opens up the chance of Americans being sent to gulags in the name of state
When I hear Christians saying
we ought not get involved in politics but just “preach the Gospel,” I show them this satellite
picture of the Korean peninsula. Here we see a homogenous population of mostly Koreans separated by a
well-fortified border. South Korea is full of freedom, food and productivity—it’s one of the most
Christianized countries in the world. North Korea is a concentration camp. They
have no freedom, no food, and very little Christianity.
What’s the primary reason for the stark difference between these two countries? Politics. The
South politically allows freedom, while the North does not.
Ironically, Christians who shun politics to supposedly advance the Gospel are actually
allowing others to stop the Gospel. How so? Because politics and law affects one’s
ability to preach the Gospel! If you think otherwise, visit some of the countries I have visited—Iran,
Saudi Arabia and China. You cannot legally “preach the Gospel” in those countries—or practice other aspects of your
religion freely—because politically they’ve ruled it out as they have in North Korea.
In fact, politics affects virtually every area of your life through the laws made by
government. So if you care about your family, business, church, school, children, money, property,
home, security, healthcare, safety, freedom, and your ability to “preach the Gospel,” then you should care about
Politics affects everything, which is why leaders throughout the Bible—including Joseph,
Moses, Daniel, Nehemiah, Mordecai, Esther, John the Baptist, and Paul— “went political” to influence civil
governments to govern morally. Even Jesus himself got involved in politics when he publically chastised the
Pharisees—the religious and political leaders of Israel—for neglecting “the more important matters
of the law.”
Unfortunately, our lawmakers today are doing the same
thing. They use the force of law tell us what light bulbs to use and what the
school lunch menu should be, but neglect to put any restrictions on the taking of human life by abortion! What
could be more important than life? The right to life is the right to all other rights. If you don’t have life,
you don’t have anything.
But what can Christians do? After all, we can’t legislate morality, can we? News flash:
legislate morality!Morality is about right and wrong and all laws declare one behavior right and the
opposite behavior wrong. So the question is not whether we can legislate morality, but “Whose morality will we
The answer our Founding Fathers gave was the “self-evident” morality given to us by our
Creator—the same Moral Law that the apostle Paul said that all people have “written on their hearts.” In other
words, not my morality or your morality, but the morality—the one we inherited not
the one we invented. (This doesn’t mean that every moral or political issue has clear right and wrong
answers. It only means that “the more important matters of the law” – life, marriage and religious freedom for
example—do have clear answers that we should heed.)
Notice our Founders did not have to establish a particular denomination or force religious
practice in order to legislate a moral code. Our country justifies moral rights with theism, but does not require
its citizens to acknowledge or practice theism. That’s why Chris Matthews and other liberals are wrong when they
charge that Christians are trying to impose a “theocracy” or violate the “separation of Church and State.” They
fail to distinguish between religion and morality.
Broadly defined, religion involves our duty to God while morality involves our duty to
one another. Our lawmakers are not telling people how, when, or if to go to church—that would be legislating
religion. But lawmakers cannot avoid telling people how they should treat one another— that is legislating
morality, and that is what all laws do.
Opposition to abortion or same-sex marriage, for example, does not entail the
establishment of a “theocracy.” Churches and the Bible also teach that murder, theft, and child abuse are wrong,
but no one says laws prohibiting such acts establish a theocracy or are a violation of the “separation of church
and state.” In fact, if the government could not pass laws consistent with church or biblical teachings, then
all criminal laws would have to be overturned because they are all in some way consistent with at least one of
the Ten Commandments.
Second, there are churches on both sides of these issues. In other words, some liberal
churches, contrary to scripture, actually support abortion and same-sex marriage. So if church-supported
positions could not be put into law, then we could not have laws either way on abortion or same-sex
Finally, most proponents of same-sex marriage argue as if they have some kind of moral
right to having their relationships endorsed by the state. They claim that they don’t have “equal rights” or that
they are being “discriminated” against. Likewise, abortion advocates claim they have a moral “right”
to choose an abortion. None of these claims are true, as I have explained elsewhere.
Nevertheless, their arguments, while flawed, expose the fact that independent of religion they seek to legislate
their morality rather than the morality.
If you have a problem with the morality, don’t blame me. I didn’t make it up. I
didn’t make up the fact that abortion is wrong, that men are not designed for other men, or that natural
marriage is the foundation of a civilized society. Those unchangeable objective truths about reality are
examples of the “Laws of Nature” from “Nature’s God,” as the Declaration of Independence puts it, and we only
hurt others and ourselves by suppressing those truths and legislating immoral laws.
When we fail to legislate morally, others impose immorality. For example,
totalitarian political correctness is already imposed in states such as Massachusetts where the implications of
same-sex marriage override the religious liberties of businesses, charities and even parents. As documented
illustrated here, same sex marriage prevents you from
running your business, educating your children, or practicing your religion in accord with your Conscience. And
soon, as is the case in Canada, you may not be able to merely speak Biblically about homosexual behavior. That
is because those who say they are fighting for “tolerance” are often the most
Unless Christians begin to influence politics and the culture more significantly, we will
continue to lose the very freedoms that enable us to live according to our beliefs and spread the Gospel
all over the world. That’s why you should not vote for candidates because of their race or religion, but because
they will govern morally on the more important matters of the law—life, marriage and religious freedom. (To see
where all the major candidates stand visit the non-partisan website http://www.ontheissues.org.)
If you are a pastor who is worried about your tax-exempt status: 1) you have more
freedom than you think to speak on political and moral issues from the pulpit; 2) if you do not speak up for truth
now, you will soon lose your freedom to speak for anything, including the Gospel; and 3) you are called to be
salt and light, not tax-exempt.
Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, has called
for the execution of 33 people for reportedly working as accomplices to South Korean Baptist missionary Kim
Jung-wook and planning to help him create 500 underground churches.
The North Korean tyrant has asserted himself by ruthlessly and brutally murdering all whom he deems a threat to
his power. In August, Kim Jong-un executed by firing squad his ex-girlfriend/singer Hyon. She and eleven others in
her orchestra were executed with machine guns while the families of the victims watched in horror. Also, Kim
Jong-un ordered the execution of his own uncle, Jang Song Thaek, in December for allegedly being a “traitor to the
nation for all ages, and a despicable political careerist and trickster, human scum and worse than a dog.”
Last October, Kim Jung-wook was arrested and placed in jail for his plan to set up underground churches.
Supposedly having received help from South Korea’s intelligence agency, the missionary entered North Korea from
China and was heading for Pyongyang.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm
Reasonable Faith features the work of philosopher and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig and aims to
provide in the public arena an intelligent, articulate, and uncompromising yet gracious Christian perspective on
the most important issues concerning the truth of the Christian faith today, such as:
Comments From Our
John Adams (1735 – 1826)
Served eight years as Vice President under George Washington, second President of the United States, member
of the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
"Statesman, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone,
which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand.
The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our
People in a greater Measure, than they have it now, they may change their Rulers and the forms of Government,
but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.”
"...We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by
morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our
Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate for any other.
"...have you ever found in history one single example of a Nation throughly Corrupted—that was
afterwards restored to Virtue—and without Virtue, there can be no political Liberty.
Patrick Henry (1736-1799)
A leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of
the American colonies.
"Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A
vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or
the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation,
temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles."
William Penn (1644-1718)
Englishman and Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania.
"If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants."
Daniel Webster (1782-1817)
United States politician and orator.
"If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an
early love of the Scriptures. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering
and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a
catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity."
"...Lastly, our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment. Moral habits,
they believed, cannot safely be trusted on any other foundation than religious principle, nor any government be
secure which is not supported by moral habits....Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good
Finally, let us not forget the religious character of our origin. Our fathers were brought hither by
their high veneration for the Christian religion. They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope. They
sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society, and to diffuse its influence through
all their institutions, civil, political, or literary. Let us cherish these sentiments, and extend this
influence still more widely; in full conviction that this is the happiest society which partakes in the highest
degree of the mild and peaceful spirit of Christianity."
"...The Bible came with them. And it is not to be doubted, that to free and universal reading of the Bible, in that
age, men were much indebted for right views of civil liberty.
The Bible is a book of faith, and a book of doctrine, and a book of morals, and a book of religion, of
special revelation from God; but it is also a book which teaches man his own individual responsibility, his own
dignity, and his equality with his fellow-man.
Thank God! I -- I also -- am an American!"
"...If religious books are not widely circulated among the masses in this country, I do not know what is going to
become of us as a nation. If truth be not diffused, error will be;
If God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendancy; If
the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will;
If the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and
misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end. "
Noah Webster (1758-1843)
An American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political
writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education." His
blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, secularizing their
education. Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern
Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language.
He was one of the Founding Fathers of the nation.
"Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the
It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine
source of correct republican principles is the bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian
The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which
enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a
citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free Constitutions of
The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all of our
civil constitutions and laws.… All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition,
injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the
Mere Christianity by C.S.
In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the
most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith
stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous
books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an
unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian
In 1943 Great Britain, when hope and the moral fabric of society were threatened by the relentless inhumanity of
global war, an Oxford don was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of
Christianity. Over half a century after the original lectures, the topic retains it urgency. Expanded into book
form, Mere Christianity never flinches as it sets out a rational basis for Christianity and builds an edifice of
compassionate morality atop this foundation. As Mr. Lewis clearly demonstrates, Christianity is not a religion of
flitting angels and blind faith, but of free will, an innate sense of justice and the grace of God
One of the most popular and beloved introductions to the concept of faith ever written, ‘Mere
Christianity’ has sold millions of copies worldwide.
The book brings together C.S. Lewis’s legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set
out simply to ‘explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times’.
Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s many denominations, ‘Mere Christianity’ provides an
unequalled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to absorb a powerful, rational case for the
Christian faith. It is a collection of scintillating brilliance which remains strikingly fresh for the modern
reader, and which confirms C. S. Lewis' reputation as one of the leading Christian writers and thinkers of our
Table of Contents:
[Book I.] Right and wrong as a clue to the meaning of the universe
The law of human nature
The reality of the law
What lies behind the law
We have cause to be uneasy
[Book II.] What Christians believe
The rival conceptions of God
The shocking alternative
The perfect penitent
The practical conclusion
[Book III.]Christian behaviour
The three parts of morality
The "cardinal virtues"
Morality and psychoanalysis
The great sin
[Book IV.] Beyond personality: or first steps in the doctrine of the trinity
Making and begetting
The three-personal God
Time and beyond time
The obstinate toy soldiers
Is Christianity hard or easy?
Counting the cost
Nice people or new men
The new men.
Reasonable Faith features the work of philosopher and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig and aims to
provide in the public arena an intelligent, articulate, and uncompromising yet gracious Christian perspective on
the most important issues concerning the truth of the Christian faith today, such as:
-the existence of God
-the meaning of life
-the objectivity of truth
-the foundation of moral values
-the creation of the universe
-the reliability of the Gospels
-the uniqueness of Jesus
-the historicity of Jesus' resurrection
-the challenge of religious pluralism
"Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the
Tim Keller Talks At Google
Published on Oct 19, 2016
Skepticism is healthy if it leads us to question the received pieties of our age. But our modern
culture has elevated skepticism to such an ultimate value that belief in anything seems faintly absurd. Yet
human beings cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice, and hope—and these things
all require a faith dimension. In an earlier book, The New York Times bestseller The Reason for God, Dr. Timothy
Keller made a case for Christianity. In his new book, Dr. Keller starts further back, addressing those who
strongly doubt that any version of religion or faith makes sense or has anything of value to offer the
In his trademark accessible prose, Dr. Keller invites those who have dismissed Christianity as
irrelevant to reconsider. As the founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Dr. Keller has spent
decades engaging with skeptics of all persuasions, from the hostile to the hopeful, in personal conversations,
sermons, and books, which have sold over two million copies.
Timothy Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell
Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. His first pastorate was in Hopewell, Virginia. In
1989 he started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Today,
Redeemer has nearly six thousand regular Sunday attendees and has helped to start more than three hundred new
churches around the world. He is the author of The Songs of Jesus, Preaching, Prayer, Encounters with Jesus,
Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering, Every Good Endeavor, and The Meaning of Marriage, among others,
including the perennial bestsellers The Reason for God and The Prodigal God.
“The Pulpit Is Responsible For
It” Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013
By Chuck Baldwin
The famed 19th Century revivalist and major
contributor to America’s “Second Great Awakening,” Charles Finney, said the following: “If there is a decay of
conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discernment, the pulpit is
responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses
its interest in Christianity, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the
pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are
ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.” I believe Finney was absolutely correct.
Notice that Finney believed there was a direct correlation between the kind of legislation passed
in Congress and the kind of preaching taking place in the pulpits of America’s churches. He also believed that the
pulpits of the country were responsible for corruption in government. Again, I agree.
America’s biggest threat does not come from abortionists, gay rights activists, pornographers, or
drug dealers. Neither does our biggest threat come from North Korea, Iran, Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan. America’s
biggest threat comes from our nation’s pulpits. (Article Continues below vids)
"Sadly, most Americans don’t even realize that large numbers of
consumer products on our supermarket shelves contain ingredients which have been
aborted human fetal cell lines.This information is not hard to
find.But people donot like to talk
about it.There are price lists for
human fetal tissue all over the Internet. You can find one
here. So does
it bother you that aborted babies are being chopped up and sold to researchers all over
America?Or are you perfectly
fine with it?"
food corporations use tissue from aborted babies to manufacture flavor additives in processed
Pastors must not be intimidated, and
stand up against corruption
During an event in Scottsdale, Arizona - Pastor Paul Blair encourages pastors to stand together
with the Alliance Defense Fund and speak freely at the pulpit. Together, we must unleash the voice of the Church
and spread the word of the Gospel.
In all candor, I’m increasingly frustrated
with many of my pastor and Christian brethren. Over the decades, they have made a god out of government–especially
the federal government. Their support for US military interventionism (justified or not) borders on worship. Plus,
they have put their absolute trust in the Republican Party to the point that their support for the GOP has, for all
intents and purposes, made the Republican Party more sacred than their own churches. They would abandon a church,
or denomination, or pastor quicker than they would abandon the GOP–regardless of how much Big Government
Republicans promote. When a Republican is in office (especially the office of President), he or she takes on the
image of a god more than a civil magistrate. The Religious Right was absolutely deaf and dumb to the ubiquitous
unconstitutional and unlawful conduct committed during Bush’s eight years in office. In fact, virtually everything
that President Barack Obama is currently doing to circumvent constitutional government was copied from G.W. Bush’s
Then these same pastors and churches turn around and get all righteously indignant about abortion,
gay rights, family decay, etc. The fact is, the government in Washington, D.C., is the chief culprit in America’s
moral and cultural tailspin. DC is a cesspool whose leakage has spilled over into the entire country. And the more
pastors and Christians refuse to resist the ever-burgeoning power and influence of Washington’s unconstitutional
manipulation and intimidation of our states and communities, the deeper the manure gets. Yet, so many pastors and
Christians continue to quote Romans 13 as justification to sit back and do NOTHING to prevent DC’s unlawful control
over what was the FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES of this nation.
Forgive me, but when I hear these pastors and Christian leaders bewail the conditions of America, I
get kind of sick. If they would stop supporting this out-of-control federal leviathan that is swallowing our
liberties, if they would stop preaching their pansy, don’t-make-anybody-mad sermonettes, if they would stop sucking
up to these corrupt politicians, most of the problems they complain about would not exist.
Why do you think your public schools are so liberal and socialistic in their philosophy? Why do
your public school textbooks promote sodomy and other aberrant lifestyles? It started back in 1979 when the United
States Department of Education (DOE) was created by President Jimmy Carter as a payoff to the National Education
Association (NEA) for their political support. Ever since its creation, the DOE has coerced, intimidated,
harangued, and cajoled State and local school districts to adopt its socialistic agenda. That’s why no matter what
local school district one may find themselves living in, the textbooks, philosophies, and instruction of the school
varies nary a bit. They are all under the thumb of the DOE. Get rid of the DOE, and local schools would be able to
teach what the people of the local school districts preferred, which in many school districts would mean
old-fashioned American values. That’s why, for the most part, it doesn’t matter to a tinker’s dam who you elect to
your local school board. The root problem is the DOE in Washington, D.C. But when is the last time you heard any
preacher in America say a word of protest against the DOE?
Why is your county sheriff so reluctant to oppose the Obama/Feinstein gun control bills? Because
his office is receiving millions of federal tax dollars (otherwise known as bribes) from the United States
Department of Justice (DOJ). In addition, the DOJ constantly sends directives, policies, agendas, etc., to your
local sheriff. And, unfortunately, most sheriffs, governors, attorney generals, etc., labor under the delusion that
individual states have no authority, power, or right to resist, and otherwise refuse to comply with, the wishes of
Washington, D.C. That’s why, regardless what county you live in, your local sheriff’s office is not in charge. It
is taking its orders from the DOJ in Washington, D.C. (Thank God not every county sheriff in the country is such a
brain dead puppet of Washington. There are several hundred sheriffs who have unequivocally stated that they will
NOT comply with any law out of Washington, D.C., outlawing semi-automatic rifles. Praise God for them!) Get the DOJ
off the backs of your county sheriff’s office and you will see honest law enforcement return to your county. But
when’s the last time you heard any preacher in America say a word of protest against the DOJ?
The reason you cannot afford to build a new home is because of federal departments such as the
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). The reason you cannot afford to buy property or do much of
anything with the property you own is because of federal departments such as the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA). The reason you cannot get a loan at your “local” bank–or the reason you lost your business, house, or job
during the past five years–is mostly because of the draconian and damnable decisions of the Federal Reserve. But
when is the last time you heard any preacher in America say a word of protest against OSHA, the EPA, or the Federal
Where did abortion-on-demand come from? Did you vote for it? Did your State legislators and
senators vote for it? No! It was forced upon the states by the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Yet, when
Congressman Ron Paul of Texas introduced (several times) the Sanctity of Life Act, which would have, in essence,
overturned Roe vs. Wade and given the states the authority to restrict or outlaw abortion-on-demand, what did
America’s pulpits do to support it? NOTHING! The GOP leadership didn’t support Dr. Paul’s pro-life bill, so neither
did America’s pulpits.
And where are America’s pulpits regarding the current attempt by Washington, D.C., to make
criminals out of God-fearing Americans who believe in the Second Amendment and who own a semi-automatic rifle? They
are AWOL! They are deserters from battle. They are traitors to freedom and the Bill of Rights. They follow
constitutionally-ignorant Christian leaders such as Franklin Graham and Richard Land. (By the way, Land is a member
of the Council on Foreign Relations, a notorious Big-Government, globalist organization. I just thought you should
Oh, trust me, I know that there are a handful of courageous preachers (true men of God) around the
country who actively resist the tyrannical tentacles of the Beast in Washington, D.C., but, unfortunately, they are
a small minority of the hundreds of thousands of preachers across America.
Again, what do you hear from the vast majority of our pulpits? “Romans 13.” “Obey the government.”
“Don’t resist the government.” And by “government,” they almost always mean the federal government in Washington,
D.C. So, our pastors and churches actively support the DOE, the DOJ, OSHA, the EPA, the Federal Reserve, etc. By
their complicity with Big Government zealots in Washington, D.C., our pulpits are culpable in the escalation of
virtually every piece of vice and villainy that currently engulfs our country. Every bit of it can be traced back
to the manipulation, coercion, intimidation, regulation, oppression, bastardization, calculation, constriction,
repression, and contamination spewing forth from Washington, D.C.
This is why when I hear these preachers lamenting the deteriorating conditions in America, I get
Give pulpits back to honest and courageous pastors who will preach the Bible without fear of losing
the tax exempt status that Washington, D.C., hangs over their heads, and give America back to the states and to the
people who could enact their own civil laws and cultural norms without interference from Washington, D.C., and
watch the re-birth of freedom take place; watch tens of thousands of communities return to the streets of Mayberry;
watch the crime rates drop like an anvil; watch the demand for abortion drop; watch education test scores
skyrocket; watch people go to work; watch houses being built; and watch prosperity thrive.
Sure, I realize that there would be hundreds of communities (mostly large, metropolitan areas and
socialist-dominated states controlled by large, metropolitan areas) that would continue to promote the same
Big-Government programs and policies that we see now. So be it. If people want to live in those pig pens, let them.
But give people an opportunity to choose for themselves communities that respect old-fashioned decency, honesty,
integrity, limited government, true republicanism, etc., and see how many people would flee to these refreshing,
modern-day Cities of Refuge. Instead of gun free zones, America needs “Washington, D.C., Free Zones.” After all,
that’s what America was intended to be; that was the purpose of the Tenth Amendment, and rest of the Bill of
By refusing to resist the Big-Government machinations of Washington, D.C.; by hiding behind an
erroneous, passive, and compliant interpretation of Romans 13; by fearing the IRS more than they fear God; by
worshipping the state more than they worship God; by refusing to teach their congregations the Biblical and Natural
Law principles of liberty, America’s pulpits are the ones that are the most culpable in the deterioration and
destruction of our blessed country. Instead of blaming the abortionists, gay rights activists, pornographers, and
drug dealers, they need to be looking in the mirror.
Charles Finney was right: “If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible
for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the
pulpit is responsible for it.”
P.S. Now that 14 people have been injured in a multiple-stabbing attack at a college in Texas, will
Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein call for a ban on “assault knives”? And will Franklin Graham and Richard Land
call for national registration and universal background checks for all knife buyers? And if not, why not? I guess
we had better watch out for those “assault rocks” and “assault baseball bats” next, huh?
(c) Chuck Baldwin
The Bible and Homosexuality
Published on Dec 16, 2014
There are many different opinions on this divisive topic in the Church today. So what
does the Bible say?
This is an introductory video aimed at those who are interested in what the Bible says
Ravi Zacharias on the Christian View of Homosexuality
Published on Apr 29, 2015
This video is part of "Answering the Biggest Objections to Christianity," a live Q&A
with author and scholar Dr. Ravi Zacharias on April 12, 2015 at Christ Community Chapel.
Has Happened To Us?
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Published on Jul 5, 2015
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Published on Jul 12, 2015
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(In 2014 The New York Times argued in favor of civil rights
Published on Jul 9, 2015
A recent Supreme Court ruling on
same-sex marriage may soon allow pedophiles to argue they are suffering discrimination.In 2013 in California
Congresswoman Rep. , a Democrat, proposed federalizing a state law prohibiting counseling to change a person’s
sexual orientation. The bill, according to critics, defines pedophilia as a sexual orientation and would afford the
same rights granted to homosexuals.
In 2014 The New York Times argued in favor of civil rights for pedophiles.
Margo Kaplan, an entrepreneurial assistant law professor at Rutgers University, and a former lawyer
for the American Civil Liberties Union, wrote for the newspaper that around one percent of people sexually
attracted to children must “hide their disorder from everyone they know — or risk losing educational and job
opportunities, and face the prospect of harassment and even violence.”
This is essentially the same argument used to mainstream homosexuality.
School Czar Kevin Jennings and harry hay
Safe school Czar Kevin Jennings and his relationship with Harry Hay
Warning: This report contains an extremely graphic interview with John
Buried in the memory hole of modern
civilization lies the immoral corrosive culture of the world’s elite. Last week Dominique Straus Kahn, the former
head of the International Monetary Fund, Candidate for the French Presidency and Bilderberg attendee, closed
another chapter on a saga rife with perversion. A French court acquitted Kahn of “aggravated pimping”, claiming
that Kahn did not help operate an illegal prostitution network. Kahn said he was present at the orgies attended by
lawyers,judges,police officials, and journalists because he was overwhelmed with stress dealing with saving the
world’s economy as the head of the IMF. That stress really must have gotten to him when he sexually assaulted a
maid in a Times Square hotel only hours before he was scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
And this only scrapes the surface of the many allegations weighing on the overall perception of the
ruling elite. The charactar projected to the common hard working people of Planet Earth is one of pure evil.
This loathsome lack of moral latitude fomented by the ruling elite seeps to the surface like a
toxic chemical attempting to sway the hearts and minds of Americans, to be integrated into the modus operandi of
the common culture. But the good people of America are many, regardless of the media’s grip on politics, music, and
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Why is the leftist media lecturing whites to be ashamed of their skin color, while telling us to
be proud of pedophiles?
Nat Geo Promotion Of Transsexualism To Children Is Abusive
Published on Dec 18, 2016
The Latest National Geographic issue is celebrating children becoming an opposite sex and showing
a boy who thinks he is a girl and so happy not to pretend to be a boy. This is how you kill a society by confusing
the sexes, just like many chemical weapons used on insects. http://www.infowars.com/national-geog...
The Crime of Aggression is the most serious crime a nation can commit. The condemnation of
this crime is rooted in both Natural and Biblical Law. The preparation for committing this crime almost caused
David his kingdom. In judgment upon David for planning this crime, God destroyed tens of thousands of David's
fighting men, and had David not repented, the nation of Israel itself would have been destroyed.
Sadly, almost no preacher even deals with this subject and almost no Christian has ever heard it explained.
Yet it is one of the most important laws dealing with nations in the entire Bible. The committing of this crime
constitutes much of the current crisis in America and the world today.
In this DVD, Dr. Baldwin explains this almost forgotten and extremely important doctrine.
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Ever since its inception there have been those who have
warned that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, far from offering a simple "collective security" pact to ensure
the integrity of its member nations' borders, would in fact be used as an offensive tool of imperial adventurism
and conquest. Since the NATO-led Kosovo bombing campaign of 1999 at the very least, those fears have appeared more
and more justified.
Since that time, NATO has continued to take a lead role in more and more overtly
offensive campaigns of aggression in theatre after theatre. By now it is commonly understood to be an extension of
the Pentagon itself, a convenient international military instrument for Washington to wield whenever the pretense
of an international consensus cannot be achieved at the UN Security Council.
-- James Corbett
NATO is the first attempt in history to establish an aggressive
global military formation, one which currently includes a third of the nations of the world either as members or
partners, has members and partners on five continents and has conducted active operations on four, with the
potential to expand its reach into the remaining two where it has not yet officially intruded
itself...As NATO continues to expand across the globe
through a series of partnerships, initiatives and dialogues, what was once a collective security agreement is
increasingly becoming a global military strike force capable of bombarding, invading and occupying countries
anywhere in the world.
A few profit -- and the many pay. But there is a way
to stop it. You can't end it by disarmament conferences. You can't eliminate it by peace parleys at Geneva.
Well-meaning but impractical groups can't wipe it out by resolutions. It can be smashed effectively only by taking
the profit out of war.
The only way to smash this racket is to conscript capital and industry and labor before the nations manhood can
be conscripted. One month before the Government can conscript the young men of the nation -- it must conscript
capital and industry and labor. Let the officers and the directors and the high-powered executives of our armament
factories and our munitions makers and our shipbuilders and our airplane builders and the manufacturers of all the
other things that provide profit in war time as well as the bankers and the speculators, be conscripted -- to get
$30 a month, the same wage as the lads in the trenches get." ...
summarize: Three steps must be taken to smash the war racket.
#1 : We must take the profit out of
# 2 : We must permit the youth of the land who would bear
arms to decide whether or not there should be war.
# 3 : We must limit our military forces to home defense
At the time of his death, Major
General Smedley Darlington Butler was the most decorated marine of his time. Among his 16 metals, he
received five for heroism — including two Medals of Honor. The fact that he served our country makes him a patriot.
However, Smedley Butler’s heroism did not end there.
A military coup lead by his colleagues and wealthy industrialists planned to overthrow and
assassinate Franklin D. Roosevelt and replace the President of the United States with a Fascist regime, with
Smedley Butler at the helm as dictator.
He stood up for the Republic by exposing these men, and he paid a price for going against such
powerful people: he was marginalized and ridiculed by the media. Even though a report by a special House of
Representatives Committee confirmed Butler’s testimony, not one of the conspirators was brought to justice.
In 1935, he wrote one of my favorite books of all time, “War is a Racket.” I have often encouraged
people to read this book because Butler explains that the wars he fought weren’t for our country — they were for
If you want your eyes to be truly open to how long corporations have dictated our domestic and
foreign policy and how many of our brave men and women have died for their profits, read “War is a
This map shows where the world’s 30 million slaves live.
There are 60,000 in the U.S.
By Max Fisher October 17, 2013
We think of slavery as a practice of the past, an image
from Roman colonies or 18th-century American plantations, but the practice of enslaving human beings as property
still exists. There are 29.8 million people living as slaves right now, according to a comprehensive new report issued by the Australia-based Walk Free
This is not some softened, by-modern-standards definition of slavery. These 30 million people are living as
forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers, child brides in forced marriages and, in all ways that matter,
as pieces of property, chattel in the servitude of absolute ownership. Walk Free investigated 162 countries and
found slaves in every single one. But the practice is far worse in some countries than others.
The country where you are most likely to be enslaved is Mauritania. Although this vast West African nation has
tried three times to outlaw slavery within its borders, it
remains so common that it is nearly normal. The report estimates that four percent of Mauritania is enslaved –
one out of every 25 people. (The aid group SOS Slavery, using a broader definition of slavery, estimated several years ago that as many as 20 percent of
Mauritanians might be enslaved.)
The map at the top of this page shows almost every country in the world colored according to the share of its
population that is enslaved. The rate of slavery is also alarmingly high in Haiti, in Pakistan and in India, the
world's second-most populous country. In all three, more than 1 percent of the population is estimated to live in
A few trends are immediately clear from the map up top. First, rich, developed countries tend to have by far the
lowest rates of slavery. The report says that effective government policies, rule of law, political stability and
development levels all make slavery less likely. The vulnerable are less vulnerable, those who would exploit them
face higher penalties and greater risk of getting caught. A war, natural disaster or state collapse is less likely
to force helpless children or adults into bondage. Another crucial factor in preventing slavery is discrimination.
When society treats women, ethnic groups or religious minorities as less valuable or less worthy of protection,
they are more likely to become slaves.
Then there are the worst-affected regions. Sub-Saharan Africa is a swath of red, with many countries having
roughly 0.7 percent of the population enslaved -- or one in every 140 people. The legacies of the transatlantic
slave trade and European colonialism are still playing out in the region; ethnic divisions and systems of economic
exploitation engineered there during the colonial era are still, to some extent, in place. Slavery is also driven
by extreme poverty, high levels of corruption and toleration of child "marriages" of young girls to adult men who
pay their parents a "dowry."
Two other bright red regions are Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. Both are blighted particularly by sex
trafficking, a practice that bears little resemblance to popular Western conceptions of prostitution. Women and men
are coerced into participating, often starting at a very young age, and are completely reliant on their traffickers
for not just their daily survival but basic life choices; they have no say in where they go or what they do and are
physically prevented from leaving. International sex traffickers have long targeted these two regions, whose women
and men are prized for their skin tones and appearance by Western patrons.
Here, to give you a different perspective of slavery's scope, is a map of the world showing the number of slaves
living in each country:
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Govt Ties to Child Sex Trafficking: Special
Published on Aug 8, 2013
More than 100 teenagers involved in sex
trafficking and exploitation were rescued over the weekend in coordinated raids encompassing more than 70 cities,
the FBI said Monday.
The youngest child was 13 years old, the agency said.
The raids resulted in the arrest of 150 "pimps" involved in the commercial exploitation of both
adults and children, said Ronald Hosko, assistant director of the FBI's criminal investigative division.
It was the FBI's largest action to date focusing on the recovery of sexually exploited children,
and took law enforcement agencies to streets, motels, casinos and social media platforms, Hosko said. He said he
hoped it would focus attention on sex trafficking, "this threat that robs us of our children."
The pimps preyed in particular on troubled children, including children from broken homes,
authorities said. In some of the cases, they used a popular online classified site, Backpage, to sell the children
for sex, authorities said.
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FBI Raid Reveals Govt Knee Deep in Child Sex
Published on Jul 31, 2013
FBI agents have rescued more than 100
children forced into prostitution by sex traffickers, during a three-day sweep across the US.
As part of Operation Cross Country, 150 people were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the
sexual exploitation of children.
The raids took place in 76 cities, representing the largest such enforcement action to date,
according to an FBI release.
Announcing the arrests, Ron Hosko, assistant director of the bureau's Criminal Investigative
Division, said: "Child prostitution remains a persistent threat to children across America.
"This operation serves as a reminder that these abhorrent crimes can happen anywhere and that the
FBI remains committed to stopping this cycle of victimization and holding the criminals who profit from this
The sweep, the seventh such nationwide operation, was conducted as part of the FBI's Innocence Lost
National Initiative, which seeks to bring together state and federal level bodies to crackdown on child
prostitution. Agents recovered 105 sexually exploited children in the course of the operation. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013...
With all the mindless media distractions and
hype surrounding the Super Bowl, even the mainstream media is being forced to report on the massive sex trafficking
that takes place during almost every major sporting event. However they are failing to report on the widespread
child abuse and sex trafficking that occurs within the inner circles of the elite and with sick pieces of trash
like Jimmy Savile and Jerry Sandusky. Infowars points out that the people who cover this up and refuse to talk
about it are just as complicit as those taking part in these vile disgusting acts.
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Yes, this map can be a little misleading. The United
States, per capita, has a very low rate of slavery: just 0.02 percent, or one in every 5,000 people. But that adds
up to a lot: an estimated 60,000 slaves, right here in America.
If your goal is to have as few slaves as possible -- Walk Free says it is working to eradicate the practice in
one generation's time -- then this map is very important, because it shows you which countries have the most slaves
and thus which governments can do the most to reduce the global number of slaves. In that sense, the United States
could stand to do a lot.
You don't have to go far to see slavery in America. Here in Washington, D.C., you can sometimes spot
them on certain streets, late at
night. Not all sex workers or "prostitutes" are slaves, of course; plenty have chosen the work voluntarily and can
leave it freely. But, as the 2007 documentary "Very Young Girls"
demonstrated, many are coerced into participating at a young age and gradually shifted into a life that very much
A less visible but still prevalent form of slavery in America involves illegal migrant laborers who are lured
with the promise of work and then manipulated into forced servitude, living without wages or freedom of movement,
under constant threat of being turned over to the police should they let up in their work. Walk Free cites "a
highly developed criminal economy that preys on economic migrants, trafficking and enslaving them." That economy
stretches from the migrants' home countries right to the United States.
The country that is most marked by slavery, though, is clearly India. There are an estimated 14 million slaves
in India – it would be as if the entire population of Pennsylvania were forced into slavery. The country suffers
deeply from all major forms of slavery, according to the report. Forced labor is common, due in part to a system of
hereditary debt bondage; many Indian children are born "owing" sums they could never possibly pay to masters who
control them as chattel their entire lives. Others fall into forced labor when they move to a different region
looking for work, and turn to an unlicensed "broker" who promises work but delivers them into servitude. The
country's caste system and widespread discrimination abet social norms that make it easier to turn a blind eye to
the problem. Women and girls from underprivileged classes are particularly vulnerable to sexual slavery, whether
under the guise of "child marriages" or not, although men and boys often fall victim as well.
One of the world's most vulnerable populations for enslavement is Haitian children. Haiti has the world's
second-highest rate of slavery -- 2.1 percent, or about one in every 48 people, many of them underage. There's even
a word for it: "restaveks," from the colonial French for "reste avec" or "stay with." Traditionally, the word
refers to a poor family sending their child to live with and work for a wealthier family. Often it is innocuous.
But it can also encompass parents who feel they have no choice, typically because they have no income other than
what they derive from selling their children into forced labor conditions that strongly resemble slavery. About one
in 10 Haitian children are believed to participate. Those who run away, according to the report, are often
"trafficked into forced begging and commercial sexual exploitation."
What's perhaps most amazing about the prevalence of slavery around the world is how similar it can look across
very different societies. The risk factors might change from one place to another, the causes varying widely, but
the lives of the enslaved rarely do.
Moral relativism, says Koukl, is not an alternative way to think about morality, nor is it a refinement
of how we are to think of morality—rather, it is an outright denial of morality. In this talk, Koukl
addresses what he calls the "myth of moral neutrality," discusses the implications of moral relativity, and
illuminates several fatal flaws inherent to the moral relativist position. Ultimately, he argues that moral
relativism is untenable and that the best reason for the existence of morality is a moral Lawgiver.