Headlines & Articles — Friday, January 20th, 2017
Jerry Newcombe: God and the Inaugural Addresses
With the inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th president upon us, all the usual suspects from the militant atheist crowd have been trying to block the Bible from being used---a tradition that began with President Washington. Every president mentioned God in their inaugural address, even if speaking of the Lord in their own way, fitting with the times....George Washington said, “It would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe….”  John Adams spoke of: “a decent respect for Christianity among the best recommendations for the public service.”  Thomas Jefferson prayed to “that Infinite Power which rules the destinies of the universe.”  James Madison invoked the “guidance of that Almighty Being.”  James Monroe noted, “we can not fail, under the favor of a gracious Providence.  John Quincy Adams quoted Scripture: "Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh in Vain."....
Free Beacon: Congress, Trump Working to Repair Broken U.S.-Israel Relationship
Congress has begun laying the groundwork to help the incoming Trump administration repair the long fractured relationship with Israel, an effort that includes moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, according to the first official congressional communication scheduled to be sent next week to President Donald Trump.....
From Middle America To Washington, DC,  In Celebration of Trump 
 Tim Lambing never doubted this moment would come. Even as pundits and polls dismissed the idea that Donald Trump had much of a chance of winning the presidential election, Lambing held on to unshakable confidence that the billionaire businessman would pull it off.....
Trump Inauguration Protesters Dishonor Long-Held Principle
More than any other political act, the orderly transfer of power from one administration to another at a presidential inauguration demonstrates convincingly that we are a nation of laws and not of men...Unfortunately, a coalition of left-wing radicals has now pledged to do all that it can to disrupt Donald Trump’s inauguration.....
Christian Pastor Slams Germany's 'Kangaroo Court' Hearings Into Migrant Conversions
Germany is rejecting applications for asylum from Iranian and Afghan converts to Christianity following "kangaroo court" hearings, according to a Berlin pastor.....
Michael Brown: The Synagogues Are Burning Again in Germany
...Now, Muslims torch a synagogue and the courts look on and yawn. What message does this send to the Muslim world, especially to Muslims living in Germany? And what message does this send to German Jews, especially considering that........
CNN Contributor: African-American Celebs Meeting With Trump Are 'Mediocre Negroes'....
Gene Veith: Fear of the Working Class
All this fear talk about Trump has me confused.  I can see a generalized fear about the future of the country, but this is far more visceral...
David Murray: How Much Blood Will Save My Soul?
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the place and meaning of the Old Testament sacrifices. What did they mean? What did they accomplish? Three clear answers are provided in Hebrews 10.....
W. Robert Godfrey:The Myth of Influence
For a long time, I have felt that the cause of biblical Christianity has been undermined by sincere people who engage in unbiblical activities for the sake of “being an influence.” The sad and ironic result of those actions has been harm to the cause of Christ and little or no positive influence has actually occurred....
Matt Recker: Lord, Save Me
Peter was confident he could walk on the water to go to Jesus, if indeed that was Jesus walking on the water. From the safety of the boat Peter saw it could be done, and His only goal was to go to Jesus. ...
Tim Challies: With Greater Age Comes Greater Joy
s we age, we experience tremendous sorrows...But not only sorrows.  We experience joys as well. Some of these extend to believer and unbeliever alike, but God reserves the choicest of his joys for those who live for his glory. ....
Tish Hedger: The Danger of Entertaining Lies
When the father of lies has come to tempt me, instead of immediately banishing him with truth, I have often invited him in, asked him to sit on my couch and engaged in chats with him to hear his perspective..
Snyder:The End Of the Obama World Order
For the past eight years, Barack Obama has been using the power of the U.S. presidency to impose his vision of a progressive world order on the entire globe.  As a result, much of the planet will greatly celebrate once the Obama era officially ends on Friday. ....
Jerusalem Post:   Why Are Liberals Turning Against the Jewish State?
The inauguration of US President- elect Donald Trump will mark the first time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ever had a Republican to work with in the White House. ....
The Blaze: Pence To Take Oath of Office On Very Specific Verse Using Reagan’s Bible
On Inauguration Day, Pence will take the oath on former President Ronald Reagan’s Bible, which the beloved Republican used for both of his swearing-in ceremonies for president and for governor of California ...In addition, Pence will have the Bible turned to a specific......
Joseph Klein: ISIS Burns Mother And Four Children
....Members of the Islamic State are reported to have tied up a mother and her four children, including a 9-month-old boy, poured oil over them and set them on fire. The victims’ crime was to.......
School District Lifts Ban Against Christian Group's Promotion of Good News Clubs at Elementary Schools
A school district in Washington state has reversed its decision banning a Christian group from distributing flyers to elementary students..
CNN Hosts Discuss How Assassinating Trump Could Keep Obama Administration in Power....
Baptists React With Concern to Washington D.C. Church's Decision to Hire Lesbian Couple As Pastors
The Calvary Baptist Church presented Maria Swearingen and Sally Sarratt as "co-pastors" on Sunday, according to a press release from the Ministerial Selection Committee. ....
Anti-Christian Attacks Rise 38 Per Cent in France....
Parents Upset Over Indiana School Worksheet That Paints 'Sharia Law' in Positive Light....
Nick Batzig: Preaching the Funeral of an Unbeliever
Here are a few things to which we might consider committing to if we are given the opportunity to preach the funeral of an unbeliever:...
TGC: A Simple Way to Pray for a Small Congregation
My method for praying daily—and keeping rote prayers at bay....
Jerry Sivnksty: God’s Word Never Returns Void
When we proclaim God’s Word, we can be assured that it will do its work and impact the lives of those who hear it. ...
Storms: When God's People Are Hated By the World
This question cannot be answered sociologically. It must be answered theologically. It ultimately doesn’t matter what you and I may do. It ultimately doesn’t matter how much we may give or how sacrificially we may serve or how compassionately we may love.....
Barry York: Preaching Versus Teaching
he difference between teaching and preaching is not that one appeals to the head versus the other is for the heart. Nor is it simply a matter of talking versus shouting. .
Anderson: The Internal Testimony of the Holy Spirit
If a Christian’s knowledge that the Bible is God’s Word depends on being able to marshal various arguments and evidences, then surely only a small minority of Christians actually know that the Bible is God’s Word. The majority of Christians may believe it, but they... 

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Headlines & Articles — Thursday, January 19th, 2017
CBN News: Guns in Church? One State Considering Sunday Security Steps 
Churches in Alabama could soon be offering protection for their members--through security teams. Rep. Lynn Greer proposed legislation that would offer guidelines, training and protection for church security teams. The measure is called the Alabama Church Protection Act and it's already pre-filed for the legislative session in February. Pastor Adam Brewer of Glory Fellowship Baptist Church in Jasper, Alabama launched a security team last year, but it was unclear what would be the best way to proceed.  "We want people to come worship with us so it's an issue for us, how far do you go to love the people who are here?" said Brewer.  "To love our kids by protecting them, to protect our members who worship here, to protect them verses giving the appearance that we don't love our community and welcome them," he continued. The Alabama Church Protection Act establishes exactly how churches should go about implementing security.....
Washington Post: The Symbolism of Trump’s Two Inaugural Bible Choices, From Lincoln To His Mother
But in the two centuries since Washington, the act of choosing an inaugural Bible — or Bibles — has become far more symbolic....
Chinese Pastor Re-Arrested in 'Highest-Profile' Case Targeting Christians 'Since Cultural Revolution'
Gu Yuese, the former pastor of China's largest state-run megachurch, has reportedly been re-apprehended and formally arrested on charges of embezzling funds, though persecution watchdog groups say the punishment is about his opposition to the government's removal of church crosses.....
Stonestreet:Inauguration Prayer Speaker Paula White Preaches a False Gospel
A well-known preacher of prosperity will be praying at the inauguration. It's time to expose their so-called "gospel" for what it is.....
Mexican Christians Forced to Live in Wine Cellar After Refusing to Recant Faith
Seven Baptist families are living in a wine cellar after being expelled from their village because of their faith.....
Fake Polls? How CNN And ABC Are Fudging The Numbers To Tank Trump’s Favorability....
Reuters: Ghost Churches Near Jordan River Baptism Site Await Reclamation....
Third Temple Grows Closer as Sanhedrin Discovers Rare Holy Wine in the Land     (See Disclaimer)
Last week, 30 bottles of wine were delivered to the nascent Sanhedrin, setting in place one more necessary element for the Temple service – and one which is specifically mentioned in prophecy as a precursor to the Messiah. Grapes are one of the seven species in which Israel is especially blessed. ....
Donald Trump Meets With William Pryor, Judge on Top of Supreme Court Shortlist....
Will Progressive Churches Pray for President-Elect Donald Trump?
For the first time in eight years, progressive congregations throughout the U.S. will find themselves under a president who is opposed to many of their views. And some say that because Trump's name is a "trigger," they won't be praying for him by name....
The Wisdom Of Trump? Christians Must Pray The New President Can Learn From Solomon....
Church Stops Praying for Donald Trump by Name to Avoid Traumatizing Worshipers....
Ancient Origins: Ancient SyriaAnother Cradle of Civilization?....
Jewish Press: Obama Appoints Anti-Israel Adviser to Holocaust Museum Council....
Gregg Frazer: How Did America’s Founding Generation Read the Bible? 
This book is a must-read for those interested in religion during the American founding period, but read it with a critical eye....
Bikers For Trump vs. Anarchists - Stage Is Set For Confrontation At Inauguration
The stage is set for a potentially very ugly confrontation between radical leftist protesters on one side and law enforcement authorities and Trump supporters on the other side.   ....
Breitbart News: Professional Activists Are Behind 'Chaos' Plot Targeting Trump Inauguration
While the protest movement plotting to disrupt  Donald Trump’s inauguration is largely attempting to portray itself as grassroots, in actuality professional left-wing activists are leading the charge...
Trump's Education Pick Betsy DeVos Criticized for Donating Millions to Christian Organizations
Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, faced questioning about her family's donations to conservative Christian organizations during her Senate hearing on Tuesday after a media report highlighted how her family has donated millions to social conservative organizations and Christian schools.....
Palestinian Official: Two-State Solution Just Pretext for Taking Over Israel....
German Pastor Says Government Unfairly Deports Christian Refugees....
Associated Press: Supreme Court To Hear Free Speech Clash Over Offensive Trademarks
The Supreme Court raised doubts Wednesday about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive. The justices heard arguments in a dispute involving........
Top 20 Actions Trump Should Take in First 100 Days to Defend Life, Marriage, Religious Freedom: FRC
The conservative Family Research Council has compiled a list of the top 20 actions President-elect Donald Trump needs to take in his first 100 days in office in order to fight abortion, defend traditional marriage, and tackle religious freedom abuses around the world....
Lloyd Billingsley: The Nation of Islam Factor In Obama's Presidency
For the past eight years, the most powerful man in the world has refused to connect Islam with any act of terrorism against the West in general or the United States in particular. The terrorists themselves do everything but take out an ad on the Super Bowl to trumpet Islam as their motive, but that has no effect on the president.....
 Kurt Schlichter: And Now The Left’s War On Normal Americans Truly Begins 
...The left’s strategy is simple – deny normal Americans normalcy. After all, that’s what we really want, a return to normal. We haven’t experienced real normal since the Democrats denied......
Daily Caller: How Obama Left A Cuba Ravaged By Socialism With An Even More Powerful Dictator....
Brown: What Does It Mean to Be a Mediocre Negro?
What do NFL stars Jim Brown and Ray Lewis, "Family Feud" host Steve Harvey, rapper Kanye West, megachurch pastor Darrell Scott, Dr. Ben Carson, and Martin Luther King, III, have in common? ....
TGC: How To Plant a Church In Chicago
The church planting ground in Chicago is as varied as its neighborhoods. Here’s how five pastors are making it work.....


Robert G.

Payday Someday    I Kng 21:18,19,23  Mat 10:28
Is Hell a Myth?      Mat. 10:28
Prepare To Meet Thy God    Amos 4:12
The Meaning of Christmas    Luke 1:78
Ichabod: Goodbye To Glory     1 Sam. 4:18-22

Billy Sunday
Broken Down Altars    1 Kng 18:30
Show Thyself a Man     1 Kng 2:2
The Devil's Boomerangs     Ecc 11:9
Teach Us To Pray      Luk 11:1
The Blood of Jesus Christ    Heb 9:13-14

Charles H.
I Would, But Ye Would Not!    Mat 23:37
Open House For All Comers   Luke 15:2
Why Some Seekers Are Not Saved   Is 59:1-2
Fathers in Christ    1 Jn 2:13,14
The Fatherhood of God     Mat 6:9
The Drawings of Divine Love    Jn 6:44-45
The Saint's Horror at the Sinner's Hell   Ps 26:9

D. Marytn

A Living Hope of the Hereafter    I Peter 1:3-5
Faith On Trial   Psalm 73:1-2
The Christian & the Non-Christian   Eph. 4:20
The Breadth, Length, Depth, Height of God's Love
God Or Mammon    Matt. 6:19-24

T. DeWitt Talmage
The Laughter of the Bible    Psalm 126:2  2:4
The Power of Kindness    Prov. 15:15
Windows Opened Toward Jerusalem   Dan 6:10
The Ministry of Tears    Rev 7:17
The Spider in Palaces    Pro 30:28

G. Campbell
Christ's Call To Courage    Matt. 9:2, 22
The Optimism of Faith    Heb. 11:1
Christ's Vision of Jerusalem    Luke 9:51
As An Eagle...The Lord Did Lead    Deut. 32:11-12
How To Succeed In Life    Prov. 3:6

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