Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Pastor Gallups: How can this morally corrupt administration "legislate" a mental illness (according to professionals) upon our culture and our children's safety and demand that we "celebrate" it?
READ THE WND HEADLINE ARTICLE HERE:
Hillary Clinton’s first legal case (as a 27-year-old lawyer) was the 1975 rape of a young girl. Raped at age 12, the victim is currently 52 years old. After hearing audio of Hillary laughing about the rape, the victim is speaking out (Next News):
“In order for [Hillary] Clinton to get ahead…. her very first case, what does she take? She takes a rape case. [Hillary] discredits the rape and gets the rapist off. Now, if you ask me, what [Hillary] did in this case, was she basically paid her dues. [Hillary] paid her dues to the underground pedophile ring in America. And they took note of that, and they helped [Hillary] take the first steps thru her career. Because if she’s willing to discredit a 12-year-old girl who claims to be raped, what else is she willing to do? [Hillary] set the entire tone for her entire career, for her entire life, by selling the soul of that 12-year-old girl. And now she wants to be the President of the United States. How many souls is [Hillary] going to sell to become President of the United States?”
“The victim in the 1975 sexual abuse case that became Clinton’s first criminal defense case as a 27-year-old lawyer has only spoken to the media once since her attack, a contested, short interaction with a reporter in 2008, during Clinton’s last presidential campaign run. Now 52, she wants to speak out after hearing Clinton talk about her case on newly discovered audio recordings from the 1980s, unearthed by the Washington Free Beacon and made public this week.
“In a long, emotional interview with The Daily Beast, she accused Clinton of intentionally lying about her in court documents, going to extraordinary lengths to discredit evidence of the rape, and later callously acknowledging and laughing about her attackers’ guilt on the recordings.
“Hillary Clinton took me through Hell,” the victim said. “I would say [to Clinton], ‘You took a case of mine in ’75, you lied on me… I realize the truth now, the heart of what you’ve done to me. And you are supposed to be for women? You call that [being] for women, what you done to me? And I hear you on tape laughing.”
“The victim’s allegation that Clinton smeared her following her rape is based on a May 1975 court affidavit written by Clinton on behalf of Thomas Alfred Taylor, one of the two alleged attackers, whom Clinton agreed to defend after being asked by the prosecutor.
“The victim’s second main grievance with Clinton stems from the newly revealed audio recordings, which were taped in a series of interviews of Clinton with Arkansas reporter Roy Reed, who was researching an article on the Clintons that was ultimately never published. On the tapes, [Hillary] Clinton, who speaks in a Southern drawl, appears to acknowledge that she was aware of her client’s guilt, brags about successfully getting the only piece of physical evidence thrown out of court, and laughs about it all whimsically. “He took a lie detector test. I had him take a polygraph, which he passed, which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs,” [Hillary] Clinton says on the recording, failing to hold back some chuckles.
“For the victim, the tapes prove that while [Hillary] Clinton was arguing in the affidavit that the victim could have some culpability in her own attack, she actually believed that her client was guilty. Taylor’s light sentence was a miscarriage of justice, the victim said.
“It’s proven fact, with all the tapes [now revealed], [Hillary] lied like a dog on me. I think she was trying to do whatever she could do to make herself look good at the time…. She wanted it to look good, she didn’t care if those guys did it or not,” [the victim] said.”MORE HERE
Monday, May 23, 2016
I want you to think about something with me for a moment. Think about all the messages you receive on a daily basis. This includes, but is not limited to, messages in advertisements, news, media outlets, messages within songs, and interactions with other people through personal interaction, email, social media, and more. The fact is today's interconnected culture is almost unavoidable. When news breaks in the Middle East it is almost instantaneously reported around the world; within a couple of hours millions upon millions of people all know about the news. When advertisement campaigns for new products are launched in one country, those ad campaigns can be posted online and reach hundreds of countries in a matter of minutes. News outlets and advertisers know and understand this interconnected nature and use it for their advantage. For example, someone in South America can receive the same message as someone in Africa. Thus, messages bombard every culture around the world. And before you think I am about to bash the idea of media and the interconnected nature of our world, please know I am aware this post will be made on a website that is linked to several social media websites and has the ability to go around the world.
The fact that messages can spread across the globe in a matter of minutes is not a bad thing, necessarily. There is a part of me that likes to know what is going on around the world but there is also a part of me that hates the fact that radical hate and lies can be perpetuated all over the world through this interconnected culture. I like that on Saturdays I can sit down and watch football played across America—from the northeastern states to the Pacific states. However, I despise the fact that a singer can record a song celebrating any, and all, kinds of debauchery and filth and post it online and within a matter of hours kids all across the world have heard the song, sing the song, and seek to emulate the song's message. Now let us take this to a more spiritual level. I like that on any given Sunday afternoon or Monday I can get online and have access to thousands upon thousands of Bible-based sermons preached from pulpits across the world on Sunday morning. I enjoy the fact that I can get regularly updated podcasts from Christian media outlets on my phone and listen to them when I am exercising, driving, working in my yard, or sitting on my couch. With this ease of access to biblical material, that clearly explains how those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior can live out their faith in their everyday world, why is it that so many Christians are shallow in their faith? And, why is it that the Bible can be expounded on by preachers who have wrestled with the truth of God's Word, prayed for God's direction and blessing, prepared for hours, and poured their life into building up other believers only to have those believers walk away from a message unchanged and unmoved?
Recently I was given the opportunity to preach/teach a group of people a series on missions. It was a three-part study focusing on what is missions, where do we do missions, and how do we spiritually prepare ourselves for doing missions. Each part was its own message and each message lasted about thirty minutes. As part of the last lesson I asked the group to recall to me the lessons they were taught in small group Bible study on the previous Sunday, the point of the service on Sunday morning, and the study from the previous Wednesday evening. To put it nicely, there was great struggle to remember those three times when the Word was expounded. Thus, I believe we have found why so many Christians struggle to represent Christ in today's culture. Moreover, I think we have discovered why so many believers are shallow in their faith. It is because they fail take in the Word as it is expounded upon. To sit under the teaching of God's Word and walk away unchanged in to behave as individual of James 1:23-24. The man described in these verses is the man who looks at his face in the mirror and walks away forgetting what he looks like. This analogy is used to describe the person who listens to God's Word but fails to put the Word into practice.
Failure to put God's Word into practice will result in a lack of faith. This lack of faith, continued over a lifetime, results in a shallow believer. A shallow believer trying to represent Christ in the darkness of our lost world results in a very dim light. Now, take that dim light of one person and multiply this situation across so many believers who are failing to put God's Word into practice and you have the current situation in the world: believers who struggle to make an impact for the Kingdom of God because they have not allowed the truth of God to make a lasting impact in their personal life. Let us, as the people of God, follow James' directive as stated in James 1:22 (NIV), "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what is says." Do what the Word says and put the principles of God's Word (that are already being expounded upon by so many pastors and teachers) into practice in your life and watch God move and work in your life and in the lives of those around you. Do what the Word says.
James Christopher Powell has served as assistant minister in Northwest Florida for ten years.
He studies at The Baptist College of Florida where he is working on a Master's degree in Christians Studies.
He married his wife Jennifer in March 2014.
TARGET MAMA - An "embarrassment" to you?
Pastor Carl Gallups gives biblical perspective.
(This is a brief synopsis of a Sunday Morning sermon Pastor Carl preached on the same topic.)