1 Samuel 17:28-29 - "...and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither?...I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart...And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?" When David stood up for God and His people and volunteered to fight Goliath, his brother accused him of being motivated by pride. However, it was not pride that motivated David, but a zeal for God. Likewise, many believers today are accused of being motivated by pride when they are simply trying to stand up for God and His truth. Be careful about mistaking someone's zeal for pride.


Jeremiah 17:9 - "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked..." My dad once told me the advent of the birth control pill helped to ignite the sexual revolution. Until reliable birth control methods were available, people who engaged in sexual relationships outside of marriage, risked becoming pregnant. Because the bible still shaped the thinking of multitudes of Americans, this possible "side effect," and the fear of getting caught, was a deterrent to these immoral unions. However, when this risk was negated, and the consequences were minimized, a sexual frenzy ensued. This does not, as some have supposed, make birth control evil or make it to blame for rampant immorality. Instead, it is the heart of man that is to blame. Reliable birth control has simply allowed man to more freely fulfill the desires of his depraved heart. Matthew 15:19-20 - "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man..."


What would you do if you discovered you held a belief, or behaved in a way, which was contrary to the scriptures? For example it was demonstrated that salvation cannot be obtained by any other means than faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 4), or you were shown the proper roles of men and women within the home (Eph. 5:21-31), or were taught that sex outside of heterosexual marriage is immoral (Heb. 13:4), or it was revealed that women are forbidden to hold the office of a pastor, 1 Tim. 2:9-15. Would you criticize the one who brought it to your attention and attempt to justify your unbiblical position, or would you conform your beliefs and behaviors to the Bible? We would all be wise to confirm our thinking to the bible. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 - "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."

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Calling a Tail a Leg Doesn't Make It a Leg

(The Patriot Post Daily Digest for Monday, October 13, 2014)

The latest leftist assault on common sense and traditional norms brings us to Nebraska, where a training document titled "12 easy steps on the way to gender inclusiveness" instructs teachers at Irving Middle School in Lincoln to avoid using terms like "'boys & girls,' 'you guys,' 'ladies and gentlemen,' and similarly gendered expressions to get kids' attention." The general rule, the document states, is this: "Always ask yourself ... 'Will this configuration create a gendered space?'"

Ideologically instigated nonsense is more like it. Item No. 5 instructs teachers that when it becomes necessary to reference gender, "[S]ay 'Boy, girl, both or neither.'" Item 7 instructs them to "call out" and "interrogate" media examples that "reinforce gender stereotypes of binary models of gender."

Teachers were also supplied with a companion handout from the Center for Gender Sanity," was also part of the mix. It depicts a gingerbread-like character replete with four graphs explaining the ranges of gender identity (from women to genderqueer to man), gender expression (female-androgynous-masculine), biological sex (female-intersex-male), and sexual orientation (heterosexual-bisexual-homosexual).

Adding insult to injury, Lincoln Superintendent Steve Joel had the nerve to say, "We don't get involved with politics." After the predictable national outcry, Joel was far more defensive, insisting nothing had been "mandated," adding, "There's no policy, there's no procedure, there's [sic] no changes being made to bathrooms in schools."

One suspects Joel and his ideological soul-mates were taking their cues from the epicenter of ideological insanity, more familiarly known as California. In August 2013, Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing kindergarten-through-12th grade students to use whichever bathroom and locker room they prefer, as well as the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on self-perception, irrespective of birth gender.

Yet even Governor Moonbeam and his California comrades are a bit behind the curve. At Bellevue College in Washington state, no less than seven gender choices are included in two questions about students' sexuality contained in the school's application form. They include bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, straight/heterosexual, other and prefer not to answer.

This New World Order has attendant complications, especially when it comes to sports. A proposal to allow students to play on teams based on their preferred gender rather than the sex assigned to them at birth led to an outcry in Minnesota, temporarily delaying a vote on the policy until December. There's also been blowback in the world of mixed martial arts. Fallon Fox, a male-to-female transsexual, is currently undefeated and some of his/her opponents have had the temerity to suggest that a former man successfully beating up women might be a tad unfair. One of them, UFC fighter Matt Mitrione, was suspended for "trans-phobic" remarks.

Apparently, acknowledging reality is now considered offensive.

Is anyone truly surprised? With the exception of extremely rare cases of hermaphroditism, there are only two genders: male or female. That such designations raise the ire of leftists speaks to their insidious efforts to impose their anything-goes agenda, even one that kicks nature to the curb. Even history can be "amended" -- in 47 states and the District of Columbia, a person can change his or her birth certificate to reflect a sexual conversion.

Moreover, it is an agenda that knows no boundaries. A recent article in The New York Times insists current law with regard to pedophilia is "inconsistent and irrational," and that it is time to "revisit" categorical exclusions contained in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibited pedophilia from receiving the same kind of protection afforded other mental disabilities. The writer is gracious enough to separate practicing pedophiles from "inactive" ones and even admits that, in making accommodations for employment, a pedophile "should not be hired as a grade-school teacher." Yet given the incrementalist march of leftist insanity, one might be forgiven for thinking such a restriction might be temporary at best.

The doyens of "social justice," who not only expect tolerance but approval of their agenda -- with all the attendant contempt and vituperation aimed at those who dare to resist -- will inevitably demand nothing less.

In Nebraska, the effort to deny gender instructs teachers to "Create classroom names and then ask all of the 'purple penguins' to meet at the rug." They'll have to do better than that: Penguins themselves are both male and female. Perhaps "amber amoebas" would work. Or perhaps Americans uninterested in having their children marinated in such a despicable garbage will remember a relevant quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln: "How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT AND BIBLE PROPHECY (Friday Church News Notes, October 10, 2014,,, 866-295-4143) - In ruling after ruling, the United States Supreme Court is fulfilling Bible prophecy. Most recently, it did so by letting federal court rulings stand, thus overthrowing the laws of states that forbade same sex "marriage," effectively making this abomination the law of the nation. In 1973, in Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruled that American women have the right to murder their unborn children that bear God's image. The rule was based on a mythical "right to privacy." In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that Bible reading and prayer is not allowed in public schools. This effectively robbed students and teachers of their constitutional rights of free speech and the free exercise of religion. All of these were rulings against Almighty God and His holy Word. It is a fulfillment of Psalm 2, which describes the rulers of the earth taking counsel against the Lord and against His Anointed (Messiah in Hebrew and Christ in Greek). According to the 3,000-year-old prophecy, the rulers will say, "Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us" (Psalm 2:3). That is a reference to a rejection of God's law. Of course, the U.S. Supreme Court is not the only institution taking counsel against God. It is a global phenomenon in preparation for the rise of the antichrist and the Battle of Armageddon.

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