Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Gohmert, Levin help to EXPOSE the DC Bratty Bunch

Russia, Russia, Russia...

In just a couple of videos, allow two gentlemen to unravel what this latest hoopla is really all about.

Gohmert unmasks the purveyors of propaganda:



Related links: Rep. Gohmert: Social Media ‘Anxious’ to ‘Help the Democrats’
WATCH: Louie Gohmert Slams Tech Companies, Throws Brutal Jabs At Democrats

Levin jogs your memory, retracing the history of the left's hypocrisy:



Related links: Levin: ‘Trump hasn’t done a thing to harm America with respect to Russia’
Mark Levin goes on a tour of history to EXPOSE liberal HYPOCRISY on Trump Putin summit

Both EXPOSE this incessant DC charade.

Done.

Or so it certainly should be, but undoubtedly we'll continue to hear more Russia, Russia, Russia. Just be aware of what's actually going on, folks.

Well beyond the pot calling the kettle black

Umm, I think we've all been done with this joker for nearly two years now, so let me just get this out of the way real quick before moving on to more important matters. This is nothing new in regards to the former president's behavior; it's his MO: Obama goes overseas to badmouth America, Americans, and American interests. What's rich this time is that he actually lectures his enamored audience about lying politicians, HA! This is well beyond the pot calling the kettle black! I'm not gonna expose you to the man's voice, because God knows we heard it every single day of his presidency. You can find the lecture anywhere online, but this particular discussion pretty much encapsulates a more sensible sentiment towards his tired, bloviated rhetoric...


Related link: Why Barack Obama lies so much
TRS: Whut.

I mean seriously. From a man who lied so many times about so many things…

Note he laments that people don’t show any embarrassment when being caught in a lie. But that’s because of him! He did that! Yeah, he totally built that.

Allow me to remind you of a few of his great hits:
  • “The most transparent administration evah!”
  • “Shovel ready jobs!”
  • “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, period.”
  • “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.”
  • “Benghazi was because of a video!”
And there are so many more that I could spend all day writing them out. But unfortunately I don’t have that kind of time.

The last person on this earth that should be calling out anyone for lying is Obama. He was as shameless as they come and the media turned the other way while he coughed them up.
What a disgraceful joke that's doing nothing to bring his fellow citizens together, but then again, that's never been a part of his or his party allies' agenda.

Related links: Just words
Obama fails to address Siaya residents

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kavanaugh, the Court, politics, perspective

I was listening to Levin last night, and he was spot on about the Democrats, what they've been ramping up for prior to President Trump's SCOTUS pick, as well as the wing-nuttery that continues to ensue now that a pick has been announced...


But Mark's broader point is that despite however the beltway elite of either side react, Trump needed to pick a strict constitutionalist. So, now the question is has he?

Related link: Democrats Don’t Fear Brett Kavanaugh, They Fear The Constitution

I'm certain everyone caught the announcement, so you be the judge...


Early accessments and vetting from constitutional organizations such as the Heritage Foundation (here and here) and The Federalist (here and here) appear to indicate that Kavanaugh is the 'conventional conservative' pick. Kavanaugh also has an impressive roster of conservative law clerks backing up his credentials. However, I can't deny that the mention of being hired at Yale by Kagan, clerking for Kennedy, and being appointed to the DC Appeals Court by Dubya prompted some valid concerns. So I looked up a reliable source to weigh out the pros and cons...


The jury will certainly be out for a while, so expect plenty of theater and pretending from now through the vote that will inevitably confirm him. But it's times like these that give pause to the larger reminder of how we've simply given too much power and importance to the Court...
Everyone is so focused on who the President picks for the Supreme Court because we, as a people, have abdicated too much responsibility to the third branch of government. We have allowed five black robed masters to conform the nation's morality to Harvard and Yale instead of letting the gradual, democratic processes that move in various directions chart our moral course. We have allowed courts to decide matters best left to elected officials. We have allowed Congress and the President to pass the buck to the Supreme Court to take care of issues. We have allowed judges to be viewed as arbiters of our future, not just the law. We have given too much importance to the Supreme Court and the founders of this nation would be dismayed.
Dismayed indeed at the oligarchy we've allowed to exist...
The wailing and gnashing of teeth you hear from leftists about the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy is their admission that the massive changes imposed on America are not the result of convincing Americans that the left’s ideas are good but of the leftists convincing a few Supreme Court justices to unconstitutionally impose them on the people.

By building their “new” America on a foundation of sand, leftists have exposed their entire agenda to ruin if the Supreme Court stops being a partisan lawmaking agency and returns to its Constitutional role of interpreting the law in the light of what those who wrote it thought and what the words of the law actually say.

In a true representative republic, the government the Constitution defines and the government the people have agreed to live in, who is on the Supreme Court would be a matter of supreme indifference to everyone, because all the judges are supposed to do is apply the law as written and take into account the intentions expressed by those who put the law, which includes the Constitution, into effect.

But since the 1940s, and accelerating in the 1960s, Leftists have remade the U.S. government and enthroned the unelected judges on the Supreme Court as our true masters.
Related link: The Marriage Precedent

Yet another reason why our nation needs to enter a period of correction (jurisdiction and term limits, anyone? Hello, Article V Convention of States!). In the meantime, we should continue to offer prayer for Courts of Justice throughout our land...
ALMIGHTY God, who sittest in the throne judging right; We humbly beseech thee to bless the courts of justice and the magistrates in all this land; and give unto them the spirit of wisdom and understanding, that they. may discern the truth and impartially administer the law in the fear of thee alone; through him who shall come to be our judge, thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Related links: President Donald Trump Nominates Pro-Life-Friendly Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
New poll: Republicans likely to keep control of Senate, a plus for future Trump SCOTUS picks

ADDENDUM: Tuesday's Levin digs in even further with a healthy dose of skepticism...




Never one to cheerlead for anything other than constitutionality, Levin tackled the risk factor on Tuesday's program.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Christ at the center of America's Independence

O ETERNAL God, through whose mighty power our fathers won their liberties of old; Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ~ The Collect for Independence Day, BCP

Happy 4th of July! As Americans celebrate Independence Day, it's always worthwhile to remind ourselves, despite the naysayers, secularists, revisionists and other deniers of truth, that our great nation was indeed founded by men and women who shared a strong faith in God and trust in His Divine Providence, which was crucial to ensure our independence. Here's a sampling of the Founders' remarks about our religious heritage. Remember them, embrace them, hold fast to them, so that we might be rejuvenated through them, and in turn our country might be restored through the faith once delivered...
“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” – John Jay

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -- John Adams

“I conceive we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world . . . that the confusions that are and have been among the nations may be overruled by the promoting and speedily bringing in the holy and happy period when the kingdoms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and the people willingly bow to the scepter of Him who is the Prince of Peace.” -- Samuel Adams

“The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.” – John Adams

“The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth. Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to that hope than they appear to be at the present time. And may the associated distribution of the Bible proceed and prosper till the Lord shall have made “bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God” [Isaiah 52:10]. -- John Quincy Adams

“The Gospel of Jesus Christ prescribes the wisest rules for just conduct in every situation of life. Happy they who are enabled to obey them in all situations! . . . My only hope of salvation is in the infinite transcendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the Cross. Nothing but His blood will wash away my sins” [Acts 22:16]. -- Dr. Benjamin Rush

“I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. That the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are a revelation from God, and a complete rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy Him. . . . That He made man at first perfectly holy; that the first man sinned, and as he was the public head of his posterity, they all became sinners in consequence of his first transgression, are wholly indisposed to that which is good and inclined to evil, and on account of sin are liable to all the miseries of this life, to death, and to the pains of hell forever. I believe that God . . . did send His own Son to become man, die in the room and stead of sinners, and thus to lay a foundation for the offer of pardon and salvation to all mankind, so as all may be saved who are willing to accept the Gospel offer. . . . I believe a visible church to be a congregation of those who make a credible profession of their faith in Christ, and obedience to Him, joined by the bond of the covenant. . . . I believe that the sacraments of the New Testament are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. . . . I believe that the souls of believers are at their death made perfectly holy, and immediately taken to glory: that at the end of this world there will be a resurrection of the dead, and a final judgment of all mankind, when the righteous shall be publicly acquitted by Christ the Judge and admitted to everlasting life and glory, and the wicked be sentenced to everlasting punishment.” -- Roger Sherman

“I have examined all religions, and the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world.” – John Adams

“I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles… This is genuine Christianity and to this we owe our free constitutions of government.” -- Noah Webster

“The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.” – John Jay

“Without religion this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company: I mean Hell.” – John Adams

“I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament.” – Dr. Benjamin Rush

“I verily believe that Christianity is necessary to support a civil society and shall ever attend to its institutions and acknowledge its precepts as the pure and natural sources of private and social happiness.” – Joseph Story

“The moral principles and precepts found in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws.” – Noah Webster

“The Christian religion – its general principles – must ever be regarded among us as the foundation of civil society.” – Daniel Webster

“[H]e is the best friend to American liberty who is the most sincere and active in promoting true and undefiled religion, and who sets himself with the greatest firmness to bear down profanity and immorality of every kind. Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not to call him an enemy to his country.” – John Witherspoon

“[T]he only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible.” – Dr. Benjamin Rush
Related links: Faith of the Founding Fathers
How Independence Day Helped Form the Anglican Communion

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Pratt tells this generation: "You have a Soul, there is a God, and learn to Pray"

He pointed out we have souls, there is a God, we should learn to pray to that God, and someone died for us though we are imperfect and we can find grace. It's a pretty good message delivered to a crowd of celebrities and teens. ~ EE
I knew I liked this guy...we need more like him!

In all it's meandering between the guy humor of feeding a dog medicine and pooping at a party, here's how we get through to the next generation...
TheResurgent: In a world where Robert De Niro, Samantha Bee and Kathy Griffin are all hailed for speaking ‘truth to power’ with vulgar, hate-filled language, it is only appropriate to celebrate when a celebrity does something that breaks with that trend.

[Chris] Pratt gave an acceptance speech after winning the Generation Award that made my heart smile. In his Nine Rules For Life, he included some things you don’t hear in acceptance speeches in Hollywood. He gave a blueprint filled with humility, hard work and grace.



Now I do not know a lot, and I have skipped awards show generally for the virtue signaling to Progressive ideas, but when was the last time a Hollywood star talked about the sacrifices that have been made for the freedoms we enjoy? When was the last time in a venue like this so clearly evoked the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us? Invited people to accept that sacrifice to receive grace? You can't Google it, I tried.

What is even more amazing? The audience is clapping and responding at every rule. It is as if even in that venue, everyone hears the plain truths in his words and knows they are true on some level. Quite frankly, in the current environment, that gives me hope. Hope that we can agree on some centered ideas and move forward.

Recently, these conversations and ideas were being relegated to something called the "Intellectual Dark Web", where men like Peterson, Ben Shapiro and others ​talk about them passionately and regularly with a lot of intellectual rigor. I am a regular consumer of their podcasts and lectures. Now I have a Marvel hero that is beloved in my house, on record in plain language professing his belief in hard work, responsibility, faith and grace.

Perhaps Pratt's speech was meant to be a gift to his own son at some later date. I would argue he gave us all a gift we can share with our own children right now. Star-Lord has spoken.
Right on...and Amen.

Monday, May 28, 2018

In memory of our honored dead

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.
Let us join together in a collection of thoughts, poems, prayer and more in honor of all our fallen on this Memorial Day.


Memorial (Decoration) Day...

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.

Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.” The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.


Lest we forget...

The phrase "Lest we forget" is commonly used in war remembrance services and commemorative occasions, and its first usage can be traced to Rudyard Kipling's poem "Recessional" composed for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.


The direct Biblical source for Kipling's poem can be found in Deuteronomy 4:7-9:
For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
Both scripture and poem consist of the same theme: If a nation forgets the true source of its success, which is the Lord God of Hosts and His ancient sacrifice of Christ, its military and material possessions will be insufficient in times of war.


In Flanders Fields...

The now famous poem “In Flanders Fields” was written by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD, following the Second Battle of Ypres during World War I. The death of McCrae's friend, Lt. Alexis Helmer, who was killed in the battle, was the inspiration for this poem, which was written on May 3, 1915, the day after conducting his own friend's funeral.


Remembrance poppies...

Inspired by McCrae's poem, Moina Michael replied with her own in the same year:
"We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies."
Ms. Michael then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. Being the first to wear one, she sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need. Shortly before Memorial Day 1922, the VFW became the first veterans’ organization to nationally sell poppies. Two years later their “Buddy” Poppy program was selling artificial poppies made by disabled veterans.


National Moment of Remembrance...

The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000, asking every American at 3pm local time, “to voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps'.”



Sources: BCP, USMemorialDay, Wikipedia

Monday, May 21, 2018

Reasoning beyond mass media hysteria on the school shooting epidemic

Sigh. We're in a sad societal state that we even have to talk about another one of these, but the school shooting epidemic continues, as does the unfortunate amount of garbage pumped out by a biased mass media.

Our heads were collectively filled with hows and whys, as our state and federal officials began piecing the deranged details together early Friday. It was welcoming to hear calls for an open forum towards feasible deterrents and common sense measures addressing this epidemic, but we've come to expect for reasons all too familiar by now that such prescriptions have become an unfortunate minefield among the polity if they don't include assaults on liberty through weapon bans that only affect the law-abiding.



Besides the hysterics of the First turned against the Second or the exhaustive and endless pro/con debates moderated among the punditry, there are some who would genuinely like to identify the causes of such an epidemic and tackle them head on. However, we must first overcome a large segment of society in denial of such ailments...
RedState: Talking to Fox News host Chris Wallace, North said the problem isn’t guns and the solution isn’t gun control:
“We’re trying like the dickens to treat the symptoms without treating the disease.”
North is right about that.

The media humiliated itself over the past year, hysterically yelling about “assault rifles.” All the while, there was no such thing. Television’s talking heads were illustrating their ignorance of rifles, choosing to respond emotionally to spooky-shaped plastic firearms as if they possessed a quality of murder which others did not. ...

But could the media be even more wrong? Could the problem not be guns at all?

North thinks so:
“The disease in this case isn’t the Second Amendment. The disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence.”
But what about something else other than moral decay? Many of the shooters share something else:
“They’ve been drugged in many cases. Nearly all of these perpetrators are male. … Many of these young boys have been on Ritalin since they were in kindergarten.”
Ritalin, quite simply, is speed. Pure speed. The very thing people would tell their children to never do, in some cases, they’re forcing them to do. From a very early age. There have yet to be enough studies over enough time to scientifically determine what speed — not to mention SSRI’s, a constant among mass shooters — does to the brains of human beings raised on it.

It isn’t a preposterous notion that giving children chemicals that affect their brain or function might, over time, result in behavioral changes. That, after all, is the entire purpose of the drugs. ...

Here’s psychiatrist Peter Breggin on the drugs which have infiltrated the bodies and minds of young Americans. If you have further interest in the subject, enjoy more of his thoughts courtesy of the worldwide web:



Another element should also be explored alongside the cultural and medical, and that's the moral (and dare I mention this in a spiritual light, because the darkness isn't working, folks)...
TheResurgent: We need to be teaching our children how to handle disappointment.

We need to be instilling grace, humility, caring, and a reverent fear of God in our kids.

To be fair, I don’t know the family background of the Santa Fe shooter, yet. I don’t know how he was raised, and the truth is, sometimes parents can do everything exactly right, but their child still strays.

That being said, it is too easy for the world to get settled into the spirit of impressionable youth, and lead them in the exact wrong direction.

Something got to this young man.

What we’re hearing now is that when he opened fire in an art class, killing 9 other students and 1 teacher, he had targets in mind.

In particular, he sought out those he “didn’t like.”

One mother is saying the 17-year old assassin targeted her daughter, Shana Fisher, because she had repeatedly turned down his advances.

Rejection and disappointment crested somewhere between mind alteration and cultural rot fomenting into a swift, violent reaction of immature, irresponsible youth...yet far too many continue to focus on a tool while ignoring the mind behind it. We must move beyond this endlessly insane cycle if we ever seek to reduce (or God willing, end) this carnage.

Related links: Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv defies a blue youth tide
Media Goes Dark Over “Stand For The Second” School Walkout

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A courageous call on that lousy Iran Deal

Almost fell over when I read this in the NYTimes, but even they must admit what a lousy deal this emphatically was...
Of all the arguments for the Trump administration to honor the nuclear deal with Iran, none was more risible than the claim that we gave our word as a country to keep it.

“Our”?

The Obama administration refused to submit the deal to Congress as a treaty, knowing it would never get two-thirds of the Senate to go along. Just 21 percent of Americans approved of the deal at the time it went through, against 49 percent who did not, according to a Pew poll. The agreement “passed” on the strength of a 42-vote Democratic filibuster, against bipartisan, majority opposition.

“The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (J.C.P.O.A.) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and it is not a signed document,” Julia Frifield, then the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, wrote then-Representative Mike Pompeo in November 2015, referring to the deal by its formal name. It’s questionable whether the deal has any legal force at all.

Build on political sand; get washed away by the next electoral wave. Such was the fate of the ill-judged and ill-founded J.C.P.O.A., which Donald Trump killed on Tuesday by refusing to again waive sanctions on the Islamic Republic. He was absolutely right to do so...
Skipping past the apologists' nuttery, which this writer also dismisses (and I encourage you to go back and read), here's the crux...
The goal is to put Iran’s rulers to a fundamental choice. They can opt to have a functioning economy, free of sanctions and open to investment, at the price of permanently, verifiably and irreversibly forgoing a nuclear option and abandoning their support for terrorists. Or they can pursue their nuclear ambitions at the cost of economic ruin and possible war. But they are no longer entitled to Barack Obama’s sweetheart deal of getting sanctions lifted first, retaining their nuclear options for later, and sponsoring terrorism throughout.

Trump’s courageous decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal will clarify the stakes for Tehran. Now we’ll see whether the administration is capable of following through.
Yep. Inked. Done.



Related link: Trump Withdraws U.S. From ‘One-Sided’ Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, May 3, 2018

A perfect prayer for today's National Day of Prayer...

Definitely can't affirm this one often enough...

For Our Country.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogancy, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

courtesy: The Book of Common Prayer: Prayers and Thanksgivings

Friday, March 30, 2018

This Easter, don't let politics define forgiveness

An exceptional message from Bob Vander Plaats this Eastertide that I thought worth sharing in the hyper-politicized times we live in. A breakthrough component in God's judgment is Christ's sacrifice, conquering sin and death to allow us to find forgiveness...
...there is danger in looking at forgiveness and faith through the lens of politics. As we head into Easter weekend, I want us to look higher than headlines -- to look through God's eyes, rather than our own.

For God doesn't look at us like we look at each other, doesn't judge as we judge, and isn't swayed by politics. The Bible insists that God holds us all to the same standard: his own perfection. And against that standard, we all sin and fall short of his glory. None of us is righteous. None of us has merited his favor, and we all deserve his judgment. Worse yet, the Bible says, the judgment for our sin is death.

This sounds like bad news, but to Christians, this message is the beginning of very good news. Why? Because of Easter.

We are entering the weekend when Christians remember the death of Jesus, who took our place of punishment upon a cross. He died in our place, that God's justice would be paid. And that's just the beginning of the good news.

For this savior who took our punishment didn't stay dead. He rose again. He conquered death, leaving sin behind, and he invites every sinner to come to him and find forgiveness in taking our sin upon himself.

He invites every sinner to join him in his resurrection, so that we, too, may rise from the dead and have eternal life. If you repent from your sin and turn to new life through faith in Christ, then God sees you through a new lens, judges you by a new standard, that of his spotless son. God will pronounce you forgiven and clean and new. That IS great news!

Yet we must remember that God is no "respecter of persons." In other words, he holds everyone to the same perfect standard, whether peasant or president or pastor. And he stands ready to forgive all who would repent and believe.

Those who believe, however, are also called to be obedient. To follow the God they believe in. And no occupation is excused from this obedience. When we come to have faith in Christ, it necessarily impacts everything we do. We are not only called to believe in Christ; we are called to be like Christ.

This Easter, don't let politics hijack the good news. Rather, let us use the national conversation to share the truth of what Christ has done and is doing for us. Let the message you share ring true for young and old, rich and poor, president or pastor. And let us ask God to help us see all people through his eyes.
Related link: Defeating death on Easter morning, 'Christ is Risen Indeed!'