But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Protesters at US-Mexico border. Bill Wechter/Getty Images

The Vatican called on Monday for sweeping reforms of the world economy and the creation of a ethical, global authority to regulate financial markets…The Vatican called for the establishment of a “supranational authority”...

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Migrant caravan departs Ciudad Hildalgo, October 21, 2018.

In last week’s post, we began our look at Strangers No Longer (SNL), a 2003 document issued jointly by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Bishops of Mexico.

As the title to last week’s and this...

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The migrant caravan on its way to the United States.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops calls them missionaries.  Others may use a different term.

One of the mains goals of this blog is to bring a Scripturalist analysis to bear on the events of the day. That is, it is my aim...

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While a candidate, Mexican president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) promised to defend the right of everyone in the world to migrate to the United States.  The migrant caravan making its way through Mexico appears to be a down payment on that promise…and AMLO hasn’t even...

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Executive Order 12631, signed by the President Ronald Reagan, established the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.  Better known as the Plunge Protection Team, this shadowy organization has been manipulating financial markets for over 30 years.

“There’s no price...

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The New York Times headline from October 20, 1987, proclaiming the disastrous trading on the New York Stock Exchange the preceding day, an event which has come to be known as Black Monday.

I was talking to my stockbroker today and I said, “Waiter!”

– Jay Leno, October 1987

Jay...

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Writing in his History of Protestantism, J.A. Wylie introduces his readers to a 12th century reformer by the name of Arnold of Brescia. According to Wylie,

Arnold took his stand in the streets of his native Brescia, and began to thunder forth his scheme of reform. His townsmen gathered around him....

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imageTwitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones After New Violations ran the headline in the Wall Street Journal. A quick scan through the article informs the reader that it was due to a video Jones posted of his confrontation with a CNN reporter. The ban on Jones extended to Periscope, Twitter wholly owned...

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We are facing an unprecedented, coordinated campaign… of deplatforming, shadow banning, filtering and other foul means of putting dissenting voices into a digital gulag. While the mailed globe belongs to the tech giants and the executives, the hand inside is the government’s.

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image “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19).

These familiar...

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So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “[There is] still one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD; but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil” (1 Kings22:8).

The First Amendment deals with the issues of free speech and the...

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We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” said then President Obama in Pittsburgh in October 2016.

The President continued, “There has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort...

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:57

On Facebook Bans, Private Property and Fascism

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image In the wake of the simultaneous banning of Alex Jones from a number of major social media platforms, some professed conservatives have argued that this was not a violation of the first amendment.

Why is that? As David French argued in his recent New York Times editorial, “[T]here is not First...

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Mexican president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador believes that mass migration to the United States is the right of all North Americans and all people throughout the world. Further, he promised to defend that right. So where did Lopez Obrador get such a strange idea? From the teachings of the...

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Mexican president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador believes that mass migration to the United States is the right of all North Americans and all people throughout the world. Further, he promised to defend that right. So where did Lopez Obrador get such a strange idea? From the teachings of the...

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Mexican president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador believes that mass migration to the United States is the right of all North Americans and all people throughout the world. Further, he promised to defend that right. So where did Lopez Obrador get such a strange idea? From the teachings of the...

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Mexican president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador believes that mass migration to the United States is the right of all North Americans and all people throughout the world.  Further, he promised to defend that right.  So where did Lopez Obrador get such a strange idea?  From the...

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Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to defend the right of  all migrants from the Americas and from everywhere else in the world to live in the United States at taxpayer expense.  Where does he get the idea that everyone in the world has a right to migrate to...

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, know popularly as AMLO, Mexico’s leading presidential candidate, has called for what amounts to a migrant invasion of the US.  His deeply flawed ideas can be traced to Rome’s teaching on immigration, migration and refugee resettlement as found in the...

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, leading Mexican presidential candidate wants to defend the rights of migrants to live in the United States.  That is, he believes foreigners have the right to steal from the American people, and he’s going to make sure they keep it. 

Mexican...

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 09:31

Jeff Sessions and Romans 13

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imageUS Attorney General Jeff Sessions caused something of a stir last week with his comments on the Trump Administration’s new Zero-tolerance policy for those illegally crossing the US’s Southwest border with Mexico. In his June 14 speech in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sessions said, “I...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 07:22

What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

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Escape of Lot from Sodom by Mattheus Merian (1593-1650)

From time to time I’ve written in this space about the collapse of Western Civilization that we so going on around us all on a daily basis. And in this author’s opinion, there is perhaps no better illustration of this collapse than...

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imageAnd Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. And he took away the sodomites out of the land…

– (1Kings 15:11-12)

“How did it come to this?,” I muttered to myself the other day. “How did it come to this?” My words were my...

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image “Many people in relatively orthodox churches are confused about sanctification,” wrote John Robbins in the forward to Gordon Clark’s book Sanctification.

And not only is there a great deal of confusion about sanctification, but the errors people make on this doctrine place them in...

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