If you have a “God problem…,” you have a real problem!

O-M-G.  Sorry.  It was too easy.  Let’s proceed.

With the democrats, it’s always about perception rather than substance.

It’s always about words, not about actions.

A recent article by Caleb Parke, of Fox News, asks, “Rise of the religious left?”  Then states, “The Democrat Party hires faith outreach director to address ‘God problem.’”

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I would have to say that “the religious left” must be considered an oxymoron!  At least in the terms being put forward by “the left,” and how we perceive the term “religious.”

Although there are many different “religions.”

“Religion” can be defined as “a particular system of faith and/or worship.”

In the case of our liberal friends, many practice a “creator-less ‘big bang’ religion,”

a “religion of human evolution,”

a “religion of human caused global warming,”

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a “religion of science,”

a “religion of death and devaluing life (abortion),

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“religions grounded in nature,”

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actual “devil worship,”

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“designer ‘create your own version of Christianity’ Christianity,”

“genuinely confused Christians,”

“intentionally fraudulent Christians,”

the “religion of atheism,” or the “religion of being anti-God,” among others.

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In these terms, yes…, the left could be considered quite “religious!”

“In 2012, the last election Democrats won, a headline from their convention read: ‘Democrats boo God.’  In 2016, they heckled a preacher during the opening prayer.”

They booed God?

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say what again

Seriously?

“It’s a perception they’ve been trying to change since, especially on the 2020 campaign trail.”

There’s that word “perception” again.  Yes…, they want to change the perception, not the reality.

“Political pundits said Democrats have a ‘God problem’ and their latest move shows they are taking steps to solve it.”

Well, yes and no.  What they really want to do is solve the ramifications of “the problem.”  They don’t really want to solve the problem, nor do they actually believe there is a real problem.

“The democrats have hired former Washington, D.C. anti-Trump pastor, Rev. Derrick Harkins, who held a similar position in 2012 and has been the senior vice president of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, which recently celebrated ‘rejoicing in the queerness of God.’”

Well isn’t that special?

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‘“We take seriously the relationships that we have with faith communities around this country,’ Harkins told Religion News Service, adding that faith ‘will be a priority going into 2020, but even more importantly, beyond 2020.’”

I’m sure you do, and I’m sure it will.

“Over the past few elections, Democrats have alienated themselves further from religious [meaning Christian and Jewish] voters, partly due to stances it takes on social issues like abortion and gay marriage, not to mention its focus on urban communities that tend to have lower church attendance than their rural counterparts. While [President] Trump took 80 percent of the white evangelical vote, democrat presidential hopefuls are gearing up for more faith outreach, especially in historically black churches and within minority communities.”

Mr. Parke has that right…, and actions speak louder than words.

If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck.

So if they walk like they’re against The God of The Bible, and they talk like they’re against The God of The Bible, then they’re probably against The God of The Bible.

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“Recently Democratic presidential candidate Kristin Gillibrand said she doesn’t believe the GOP is a ‘faith-driven party’ because their policies go against her idea of what Christianity is all about, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg questioned Trump’s faith and called him out for hypocrisy.”

I believe Ms. Gillibrand would fall into the “genuinely confused Christians” category, while Mayor Pete would fall into the category of “designer ‘create your own version of Christianity’ Christianity.”

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‘“Within the Democratic Party there is a huge spectrum of deeply faithful people,’ Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary, told Fox News Religion Correspondent Lauren Green.”

And we have already discussed this “huge spectrum” of “deeply faithful” people.

‘“For too long, when we look at religion in America, we have associated with just politics and the religious communities that have been associated with the Republican Party and conservative politics…and there is a strong progressive Christian voice that is being spoken and lifted up and demanding to be heard.’”

The keyword in “progressive Christian” is “progressive.”

“Jones added progressives are ‘very open about the kind of Christianity they profess.’”

And exactly what “kind of Christianity” would that be, Ms. Jones?

The “kind of Christianity” without God?

The “kind of Christianity” that lets you make it up as you go along?

Stay thirsty my friends…, but don’t drink the liberal Kool Aide!

WINNING!

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Louis Farrakhan is suffering from delusions of grandeur.

Louis Farrakhan, the “leader of The Nation of Islam,” is calling for a “separate state” for Black Americans.  He says this is, “what God wants,” while any blacks that oppose his calling he describes as “slaves.”

According to Lukas Mikelionis of Fox News, “Farrakhan, who in recent months has made numerous anti-Semitic comments, made his call for a nation-state separate from white America in response to the question whether it’s still his and the group’s goal.”

“That’s not just my goal. That’s what God wants. Most of our people don’t want it here,” Farrakhan has said. “You love your enemy. You want to stay with your enemy. You’re in love with his wealth. I understand the fascination, slaves. I understand that. But God has something else for us.”

“The preacher went on to reiterate that neither he nor his group has changed its goal of a separate state since its creation in the 1960s.”

‘“Let me tell you what’s gonna happen. Yes I’m after a separate state. A separate nation. In the 60s what was our cry? We weren’t saying we want to integrate, we were saying ‘It’s nation time!’ he said.”

‘“Black Power. Black Power to do what? To integrate a lunch counter? Black Power to build a nation for 40 million, now near 50 million, black people,’ he added.”

‘“Yes I’m after a separate state. A separate nation. In the 60s what was our cry? We weren’t saying we want to integrate, we were saying It’s nation time!’”

Well…, let’s step back a moment Mr. Farrakhan, and take a look at what exactly we have here.

There are 325.7 million people in The United States.

“Blacks” make up only 12.6% of the population.  Does that surprise you?  The way “Blacks” act you would think they make up close to 50% of the population.  The truth is they truly are a minority…, and a small minority at that.

And how many of those “Blacks” are only half “Black?”  How many of those “Blacks” are half White, or half Asian, or half Latino?  The actual percent of true “Blacks” is really under 10% probably.

You say you want to build a nation for, “40 million, now near 50 million, black people.”

The truth is that “Black” people account for about 41 million people in The United States.  Nowhere near even approaching 50 million.

Now let’s take a look your “The Nation of Islam.”

“The Nation of Islam” is estimated (and why they don’t have a more exact count is confusing to me) to have 20,000-50,000 members.

I personally question that low figure of 20,000.  I believe it is even much less than that.

But, be that as it may, using their numbers, that’s still less than 1% of African Americans, and less than .01% of the total U.S. population.

So in reality, Louis Farrakhan is in no position to think he is representing African Americans, in general, at all.

You say you want a “separate state.”  What state exactly would that be?  Montana, Idaho…, Arizona?

And how exactly would that work?

And you frame your desire as if there is someone out here who could grant your wish.

Why would anyone establish a “black state” for you?

Perhaps you should buy an island and move your measly group of followers there and see how you would do.

Lukas Mikelionis added, “In November, Farrakhan and his groupies went on a solidarity trip to Iran and led “Death to America” chants.”

“During the trip, Farrakhan told Iranian students that ‘America has never been a democracy,’ and also led a ‘Death to Israel’ chant at the end of his talk, Iranian news agencies reported.”

I know!  Perhaps Iran would give you a portion of their country to establish your “Black State?”

Or maybe some country in Africa would welcome you back and grant you some land to “homestead” on?

Somehow, I’m guessing that’s not really what you want.

In reality, I don’t think you really know what you want.  In reality, I don’t think you’ve really thought this whole thing through…, which would be par for the course in your case.

You’re all hot air and no action Mr. Farrakhan.  If you want your own state, do something about it instead of just talking about it.  Go establish a town somewhere.  15,000-20,000 people is a small town in America.

Why don’t you start there and work up to a “nation” at a later date?

Conservatives actually have no problem with anyone creating their own destiny.  It’s your friends, the liberals, who would prefer you don’t leave “the plantation,” however.

Minister Farrakhan has actually endorsed and praised President Trump in the past, but he has been critical of him as well.  Farrakhan’s message of independence and taking responsibility for your own destiny is one most conservatives would support.  It’s too bad he has to “lob those racism bombs” out there every so often.

Farrakhan is in a politically peculiar spot.  Conservatives can’t support him because of his racist tendencies, and liberals can’t disavow him because…, well…, because he’s Black, and he’s not technically a conservative.

Isn’t it a funny world that we live in?

 

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Miracles do happen!

Scientists and doctors don’t know it all.  Not even close.

Many times they give us all the impression that they do, but “they don’t know what they don’t know.”

Sh*t happens.  Miracles happen…, every day and all of the time.

Here are just a couple of recent examples:

T. Scott Marr suffered a stroke on December 12, 2018.  His son, Drew, found his father unresponsive, but still breathing, in his bed.  He was rushed to the Hospital and placed on a breathing machine in intensive care.

The doctors there were worried that his case had led to an irreversible process, leading to brain death.

Mr. Marr’s children decided to pull the plug after he was officially declared brain dead. They all said their final good-byes and were preparing his funeral services.

But God apparently had a different plan for Mr. Marr.  After being unconscious for two days, and having his breathing tubes pulled out, he unexpectedly woke up after his doctors thought there was no hope of recovery.

“Each time we would leave the hospital, we would kind of say our final goodbyes,” his daughter, Preston, told Fox News. “We thought we would never hear his voice again, see him open his eyes, and see who we were.”

But all that changed after the plug was pulled.  Preston was the first to see him begin to miraculously respond.

“It was surreal and my heart is beating out of my chest just thinking about it again,” she said, “I keep replaying it in my head of him lying in his hospital bed, then smiling, and then moving his thumbs and then wiggling his toes, and then saying ‘I love you.’”

Now, he’s recovering at home after weeks of therapy at an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital, and says his miraculous recovery after being declared brain dead is “proof” of God.

“This whole thing has been a miracle from God,” Mr. Marr told local television station KMTV. “I did not die. I didn’t have to die. I’m back here, and I hope to give people some comfort and hope that if they are, in fact, going through anything like that, that it’s a safe place.”

In the two days Marr was unconscious, he said he had what some might call a “near-death experience.”  He saw his late father walking along the street.

“He said, ‘What are you doing here?’ And I said I’m looking to work and he said, ‘There’s no work here, you better get your butt home,’” Marr told local reporters.

Marr says the entire process strengthened what little faith he had.

“I’m not an extremely religious person. I don’t go to church every Sunday,” Marr told the World-Herald. “But I do believe in God.  I believe with all my heart.  And now this is just proof for me that everything I’ve ever heard is true.  That he loves me.  That he’s right there for me.  It was pretty much a miracle.”

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A Michigan woman also miraculously started breathing after her “plug was pulled” and she was taken off of life support.

In August of 2018, Michele DeLeeuw was having a heart attack when her husband Karl dialed 911.  She wasn’t breathing and he didn’t know CPR.

“I think she just died.  Hang on please,” he said to the 911 operator.

The operator managed to coach Karl through CPR, which gave his wife at least a chance at survival.

Michelle remained unconscious for three weeks after her arrival at the hospital…, that was until just after the plug on her life support was pulled.

Just moments after the Sterling Heights, Michigan man made the heart-wrenching decision to take his apparently brain-dead wife off life support…, she started breathing.  Nearly four months later and against all odds, she is home making a full recovery.

Karl DeLeeuw believes his wife, Michele, is a living miracle.

“I just thank God that I was saved,” she told the local news. “I was spared.  I know [this] means something.  Something good is going to come out of this.”

Miracles do happen.

Believe it.

Expect miracles in your life, and God will make them happen…, if that is His will.  None of us knows what God’s plans are for us.  Just know that God can make anything happen at any time.

Believe it.

The worst thing we can do is just accept a fate given to us by anyone other than God.

 

Thank you to Caleb Parke, an associate editor for FoxNews.com and The Associated Press for contributing to this article.

 

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Believe it or not! This painting of Jesus miraculously survived a devastating, all-consuming, fire!

A lightning strike reportedly ignited a massive fire last Tuesday night at the historic, 150-year-old, First Baptist Church in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Everything inside the church was turned to ashes.

Well…, almost everything.

Miraculously, the fire crews found one thing in the rubble that survived the brutal flames somehow.

It was a lone painting.

A painting depicting Jesus Christ, standing in a white robe with hands, bearing the marks of crucifixion, extended.

The painting somehow survived…, untouched!

“It’s a beautiful sign of hope and a reminder that Jesus is with us,” church member Maria Kakolowski told a local TV station.  “I am personally just taking it as a sign and a reminder that Jesus, the Christ that we serve, is still alive and even though our church building is gone, our “church” is still here.  The God that we serve is still here.”

According to Lucia I. Suarez Sang, a Reporter for FoxNews.com, “Crews began dismantling the remnants of the historic building last Wednesday morning.  There is no official cause of the fire, however, residents nearby said they saw lightning hit the church’s steeple.”

The fire was reported after powerful thunderstorms rolled through the greater Boston area.

In a statement, church officials expressed their gratitude that no parishioners were hurt and thanked the fire department for battling the seven-alarm blaze.

“We know that we serve a God who specializes in restoring brokenness and who can bring beauty even from ashes,” they wrote. “So we move into the future with trust, hope, and gratitude.”

Pastor Norm Bendroth said he was settling down to watch the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series last Tuesday night when he saw “a fireball in the sky.”

“It just went up like a tinderbox.  It’s a building built in 1870 and it’s a balloon-style (an all wood structure building that uses long, vertical 2″ x 4″ lumber for the exterior walls), so once the fire started you know the whole building just went up quickly,” he said.

According to the National Register of Historic Places, the structure was constructed around 1872 and rebuilt after a fire in 1912.

The estimated damage was more than $1 million.

The town’s fire chief, Michael Sullivan, told the Boston Globe newspaper that, “the extent of the fire on arrival was just too great for us to stop it.”

He added, “It’s a shame, it was a beautiful church.  We feel bad about that but there’s really nothing we could do.”

A “GoFundMe” page has been set-up to help the church.

Do you believe in miracles?

How else can this painting surviving completely unscathed be explained?

Please email me and let me know what you think!

 

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