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Vote as a Christian, not as a communist!!!!!!
The Screwtape Letters give great insight.
Just remember this. When we are deemed a “burden”, or a danger to the Socialist/Marxist/Communist/Progressive/Leftist Agenda, we can be disposed of. They are already doing this in other countries and it has begun with the Tiny Humans here in America.
I’m so glad my God does not change.
Who thinks it’s important that Christians ‘know’ the truth, support the truth & speak the truth, in love, in every course of our life? (Christian - defined as follower of Christ). What if we face inconvenience, discomfort and personal suffering? If Jesus gives us power to endure, by His spirit, and He gives us the gift of unity, in fellowship then who else wants to unite in prayer each morning for the remainder of 2020, for truth, love and justice to prevail in this country? Comment below. Love and Blessings:)
Truth at its best!
https://youtu.be/zU7Lww-sBPg I recieved this yesterday from a friend. I am hoping u can share this wildly. Truthful information with your readers. I always find your messages thought provoking & inspiring. Thank you, Karen McClain Christians for Christ...
Definitely worth reading
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Just got an invite to watch a Colson Center's course on how "four Christians from history confronted cultural chaos" and how their "values help us understand the cultural waters we’re swimming in." And this leads me to my question about one of those "Christians." Is it "biblically correct" or "proper" to refer to MLK as a "Christian" (great speaker, thinker & very eloquent writer, Yes! For sure!), when he himself DIDN'T believe in 1) The DEITY of Jesus Christ; 2) The VIRGIN BIRTH of Jesus Christ; or 3) The BODILY RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ??? (https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/humanity-and-divinity-jesus (11th & 12th paragraph down) and https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/what-experiences-christians-living-early-christian-century-led-christian (whole article). A great speaker? OK! A great thinker? OK! A great writer? OK! But a Christian? I don't think so! Not from my reading of the Bible! ... Would ANY church today that is "worth its salt" in Christ and founded on the gospel that Paul preached (1 Cor. 15:1-5) ever invite or even "casually" affirm & promote a MAN or WOMAN who didn't believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, or the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ to speak in THEIR church??? ... NO! ... And if anyone (???) says, "Yes, WE would" then would you also invite Mahatma Gandhi (the one who MLK modeled his social reforms after) to speak & promote their WORLDVIEW (which also includes their views & beliefs on the Deity, Virgin Birth and Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ at YOUR church??? ... I hope not! ... And in NO WAY am I trying or intending to minimize the problems & systemic evils that MLK was seeking to address. We (in the US & all over the whole world) have HUGE needs & problems that we all desperately need to face & "righteously" (Romans 10) address & repent to God for. I just honestly question if it's "correct" "proper" or "accuarate" to refer to MLK as a Christian! ... And if he is a Christian (because God's Grace is so Great) then is it "correct" "proper" or "accurate" to say MLK truly preached THE GOSPEL as Paul did or preached JESUS CHRIST, AND HIM CRUCIFIED as Paul did (1 Cor 2:2; Gal 3:1). ???
Solzhenitsyn, my friends. His words are not simplistic, but they carry great weight. Does life owe us?
This is worth reading in my opinion:

Christian worldview commentary from the Colson Center, featuring radio host John Stonestreet. | Follow us on Twitter: @BreakPointCC. Since 1991, BreakPoint—a program of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview—has provided believers around the U.S.

with a Christian perspective on today’s news and trends. Our daily BreakPoint commentaries, co-hosted by Colson Center President John Stonestreet, air on some 1,400 radio outlets with an estimated weekly listening audience of eight million people. Its "BreakPoint This Week" counterpart, also hosted by Stonestreet and Shane Morris includes a weekly conversation with leading Christian writers and thinkers on topics ranging from the sanctity of life to marriage, religious liberty, and the restoration of virtue and ethics to public life. Over at BreakPoint.org, Stonestreet is joined by other thoughtful Christian writers through columns and feature articles equipping believers to live and defend the Christian worldview. Check us out online for great worldview content and resources, including book reviews for teens and preteens, need-to-know news headlines and more.

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BreakPoint Special - Prayer Webinar with Ed Stetzer - BreakPoint

BreakPoint Special - Prayer Webinar with Ed Stetzer - BreakPoint https://hubs.ly/H0zrVtM0

breakpoint.org Ed Stetzer reflects on tumultuous times surrounding Isaiah. Isaiah's reaction was to acknowledge the holiness of God, confess sins, and be sent on mission.

Go listen to the newest episode of On the Edge with Ken Harrison to hear his full conversation with John.

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Idols, Ancient and Modern - BreakPoint

"When we put our political agendas, national patriotism, or even our otherwise good works at the center of our understanding, then these demi-gods will not lift us up to the skies but bring us down to our lowest level. A god bound by the limitations of our preferences and confined by our judgments will only deify our already corrupted desires."

breakpoint.org A god bound by the limitations of our parameters and confined by our judgment will only deify our already corrupted desires.

Listen now as John sits down to talk with Ken Harrison on his podcast "On the Edge"

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The Greatest Kindness of All - BreakPoint

Pippa’s worth isn’t tied to what she can or cannot do, or what she looks like, but in who she is: a human being.

breakpoint.org Pippa’s worth isn’t tied to what she can or cannot do, or what she looks like, but in who she is: a human being.

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The Problem with Eugenics Is not Just Its Racist History. It’s a Present Crisis - BreakPoint

While eugenics typically brings to mind the Nazi attempt to exterminate six million Jews during the Holocaust, the idea’s intellectual development is largely American.

breakpoint.org While eugenics typically brings to mind the Nazi attempt to exterminate Jews during the Holocaust, the idea’s intellectual development is largely American.

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After the Election, What Can Bring Us Together? - BreakPoint

"Today, with Election Day just past, a battered and bruised Church in America seems almost as divided, even as we continue to wonder which candidate won. What, if anything, can bring us together? One thing is certain—if the devil knows anything, it is that a house divided cannot stand."

breakpoint.org With the election behind us, how do we move ahead as one Church?

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Should We Try to Erase Economic Inequality? - BreakPoint

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “In America, the richest 1 percent have 40 percent of all the wealth. This kind of inequality shouldn’t be tolerated.”

What would you say?

The wealth gap between the upper class and everyone else is almost always framed in terms of inequality and fairness. But that doesn’t present the whole picture.

The next time you’re in a conversation and someone suggests that economic inequality is inherently unjust or unfair, here are 3 things to remember:

First, because there’s not a fixed amount of wealth in an economy, the wealth of some doesn’t necessarily cause the poverty of others.

Second, economic inequality is often the mark of a truly free society, one that respects that the diversity of our choices and gifts often have unequal outcomes.

Third, focusing on inequality and wealth gaps distracts from the real problem of poverty.

breakpoint.org Is the "wealth gap" instrinsically evil?

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Pro-Life Means Being Pro Elderly As Well - BreakPoint

Christians will need to push back as much on the culture of death at the end of life as we have at the beginning of life.

breakpoint.org Christians will need to push back as much on the culture of death at the end of life as we have at the beginning of life.

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Supreme Court Tackles Religious Freedom in Foster Care Case - BreakPoint

Fulton v. City of Philadelphia is a case that began in 2018, when Catholic Social Services, a charitable arm of the Church that dates all the way back to 1797, was barred by the city of brother love from placing foster children, unless it changed its policy on same-sex households. Rather than compromise, CSS took the city to court, claiming a violation of the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech and, even more importantly, the free exercise of religion.

breakpoint.org Catholic Social Services took the city to court, claiming a violation of freedom of speech and, even more importantly, the free exercise of religion.

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What Now? Christian Living After Election Results - Ask Breakpoint - BreakPoint

John and Shane answer listeners' questions on living well with election results trickling in.

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breakpoint.org What narrative are Christians living by post election? John Stonestreet and Shane Morris provide perspective on life after election results are tallied.

Should We Try to Erase Economic Inequality?

You’re in a conversation and someone says, “In America, the richest 1% have 40% of all the wealth. This kind of inequality shouldn’t be tolerated.”

What would you say?

The wealth gap between the upper class and everyone else is almost always framed in terms of inequality and fairness. But that doesn’t present the whole picture.

The next time you’re in a conversation and someone suggests that economic inequality is inherently unjust or unfair, here are 3 things to remember:
First, because there’s not a fixed amount of wealth in an economy, the wealth of some doesn’t necessarily cause the poverty of others.
Second, economic inequality is often the mark of a truly free society, one that respects that the diversity of our choices and gifts often have unequal outcomes.
Third, focusing on inequality and wealth gaps distracts from the real problem of poverty.

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For more on capitalism and economics, see: Richards, Jay W. Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2009.

Thank you to Dr. Jay Richards for serving as the consultant for this video.

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Feelings Don't Care About Facts - BreakPoint

"For both the left and the right, our culture’s sociocultural animus isn’t driven by greater conviction over abstract principles but by the ever-deeper desperation we feel when looking at the void of a supposedly godless universe. As nature abhors a vacuum, human nature cannot abide the abyss of meaninglessness."

breakpoint.org The loudest voices will never be quieted by careful rhetoric and offers of mutual respect.

National Prayer Webinar with Ed Stetzer

Join us as we pray for our nation, led by Ed Stetzer

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No, There’s No Life on Venus - BreakPoint

Proposing and challenging theories is what science is all about. But too often, the rush for funding and headlines short-circuits the process. It’s why we should always be skeptical of the oft-repeated refrain “the science is settled.”

breakpoint.org The rush for funding and headlines short-circuits the process. It’s why we should always be skeptical of the oft-repeated refrain “the science is settled.”

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Election Results and Jesus' Prayer for Unity - BreakPoint

“The fact that there is a bipartisan expectation of riots and destruction means that in really important ways everyone has already lost. The peaceful transfer of power and faith in our institutions has been a critical part of our national success. If we've lost that, it's a bigger issue than the guy in the White House.”

breakpoint.org Our attempts to achieve unity around political party or strategy reveals the increasing dominance of politics over other aspects of life and culture.

Register now for this Wednesday as Ed Stetzer leads us in a time of prayer in our final National Prayer Webinar. https://hubs.ly/H0z9_-J0

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Pop-culture Training for Parents: David Eaton on Upstream with Shane Morris - BreakPoint

Parenting call feel like we’re in the movie “Arrival,” where aliens with radically different biology and minds come to Earth and try to communicate with our best scientists. In this case, the aliens are those like the teenaged or GenZ world today. It’s so different, even from the world of just a few years ago in the 1990s – the lingo, the pastimes, the entertainment, and most importantly, the ideas that drive it are alien to so many parents.

In such an alien environment, just like the movies, we need a translator. And that is David Eaton’s job. He has an incredibly visionary ministry to parents, helping them to understand what on Earth teenagers are talking about and doing. It’s for parents who want to understand this “alien” culture because they love their teenagers, and because they know that culture changes but human nature remains the same from generation to generation.

David Eaton is the president and cofounder of a ministry called Axis and helps to engage with young people and provides tools and training for parents and grandparents around the country. He joined Shane Morris on the Upstream podcast to talk about his work and offer hope for both “sides” of this generational divide.

breakpoint.org How can we communicate with those strange aliens called Teens?

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Fulfill Your Civic Duty and Vote - BreakPoint

For American Christians, voting is both a civic duty and a Christian responsibility. Make sure you fulfill your duty today.

breakpoint.org For American Christians, voting is both a civic duty and a Christian responsibility. Make sure you fulfill your duty today.

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Election Day 2020 - BreakPoint

"Go out and vote for the candidate of your choice. Vote as your conscience informs you. And yes, allow your faith to inform your conscience. But today of all days, thank God we still live in a free nation. So speak out. Exercise your right. Fulfill your duty. Go and vote." - Chuck Colson

breakpoint.org The central fact, that Christ is Lord of all, should make a difference in every aspect of life, including how we think about and live out our citizenship.

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Pre-Election 2020 - A Prayer of Hope with Joni Eareckson Tada - BreakPoint

Joni Eareckson Tada leads us in this election season in prayer. Join us here: https://hubs.ly/H0z7jyn0

breakpoint.org Joni urges us to pray for a nation that struggles to trust in the middle of this election. She is calling intercessors to be light. Join us in prayer>>

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Halloween and The Face of Evil - BreakPoint

"Our Christmas celebrations bring to mind the hope and warmth of family and food in midwinter’s chill, but our Halloween activities take our most primal fears and put them on display for all to see."

breakpoint.org Ah, the day after Halloween: kids in the limbo between jittery and comatose from their late-night sugar crash, parents thinking of the best place to hide their cut of the children’s candied winnings. Just doing our part to combat childhood obesity, right?

Divorce Rates Drop in Covid and Girls Scouts Shamed on Twitter

Amy Coney Barrett receives praise from the Girl Scouts. The group subsequently received a backlash from culture after the positive tweet. John Stonestreet and Shane Morris provide clarity on constitutional originalism, what it means for the Supreme Court, and the challenge of being pro-woman in opposition to pro-women groups.

John and Shane then discuss a new finding from Bradford Wilcox that praises a drop in divorce rates during the Coronavirus. The pair highlight the leading measure, that more couples are reporting happiness in their marriage since the start of COVID-19.

John talks about the culture's pressure to make marriage a transactional organization. He notes the adjustment in focus of marriage to working towards the completion of a project. The analysis provides hope as COVID-19 continues to rage in the current culture.

Shifting to recommendations, Shane offered theologian Alister Roberts Youtube channel. He notes that Alister loves the Bible as he pulls literature components from Scripture and shows the interconnectedness of Scripture. He is currently going through the entire Bible, passage-by-passage to highlight the theme and cross references in Scripture.

John shifted the recommendations to athletics, highlight the story of Kenny Sailors. Sailors developed the jump shot for Basketball. John notes that Sailors lived a well lived life as a girls Basketball coach in Alaska. Sailors' story was made into a movie thanks to the financing of Stephan Curry, the famous Golden State Warriors player who many claim has perfected the jump shot. John is recommending the movie documenting Sailors' life.

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Canadian MPs Accuse China of Genocide - BreakPoint

Despite threats from China, the Canadian Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights has said what no other governmental body has yet been willing to say: China is committing genocide.

breakpoint.org The Canadian Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights has said what no other governmental body has yet been willing to say: China is committing genocide.

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A Demons Guide to the Election - BreakPoint

We ought want the true and good to win the day on Tuesday. But we will not serve this moment or any righteous cause well unless we keep certain things straight. We must not confuse the end with means.

breakpoint.org How C.S. Lewis addressed national division in the Screwtape Letters.

If you haven't seen it yet, make sure to catch this special video from Joni Eareckson Tada as she prays and refocuses the nation on God. https://hubs.ly/H0z09yd0

If you haven't seen it yet, make sure to catch this special video from Joni Eareckson Tada as she prays and refocuses the nation on God. https://hubs.ly/H0z0w3N0

Joni Eareckson Tada Prayer Webinar

Joni Eareckson Tada delivered great encouragement during this dark time.

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Divorce Rates Drop in Covid and Girls Scouts Shamed on Twitter - BreakPoint

Divorce Rates Drop in Covid and Girls Scouts Shamed on Twitter - BreakPoint https://hubs.ly/H0y-3y90

breakpoint.org John and Shane celebrate a new study on marriage satisfaction during the pandemic. The two discuss the backlash in celebrating females from feminst groups.

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Shining The Light of Christ into a Darkening World: A Devotional with David and Jason Benham - BreakPoint

As the world reels from the events of the past few months and looks anxiously towards whatever this autumn will bring, the Colson Center is sponsoring a weekly moment of prayer. Each Wednesday, a guest will share in leading us in a time of devotion and corporate prayer.

This week our guests were David and Jason Benham.

“Our goal is to shine the light of Jesus Christ and to be the salt of Christ in this nation, because the problem today is not the presence of darkness. It’s the absence of light. We don’t go to bed at night and turn darkness on. The only way darkness prevails is when light is turned off. And so God is calling us, he’s calling you, he’s calling his church to once again, be the light of the world. And the problem with shining the light is not only does it reveal our good deeds, Matthew 5:16, but it also exposes the world’s evil deeds. That’s John chapter three. And so we have to then take that light and shine it brighter. We don’t want to dim it down.”

breakpoint.org Jason and David Benham join the Colson Center's John Stonestreet for a time of prayer for our world.

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Pray with Joni Eareckson Tada for the Church and Our Nation - BreakPoint

Just days before the election, I asked my friend Joni Eareckson Tada to also lead us in prayer, and She graciously provided it to us by video. Use it in your family and small group to pray for what’s certain to be a chaotic election day.

breakpoint.org Just days before the election, I asked my friend Joni Eareckson Tada to also lead us in prayer, and She graciously provided it to us by video.

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Joni Eareckson Tada Calls Intercessors to Knees in Prayer for the Nation - BreakPoint

Now, just days before the election, I asked my friend and hero Joni Eareckson Tada to also lead us in prayer. She graciously agreed and provided it to us by video. Use it in your family and small group to pray for what’s certain to be a chaotic election day and week. Share it widely with friends and family by email and social media.

breakpoint.org In an incredible segment, Joni reflects on our role as citizens who love and follow Christ, and calls us to national righteousness.

National Prayer Webinar with Joni Eareckson Tada

Hope is at the center of our Christian existence, even in November as we cast our ballots with uncertainty. Chuck Colson said this of the hope we are to have: “The hope that each of us have, is not in who governs us, or what laws are passed, or what great things we do as a nation. Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people. And that’s where our hope is in this country. And that’s where our hope is in this life.” – Chuck Colson

The purpose of Colson Center’s National Prayer Webinar is to remind us that our hope is “in the power of God working through the hearts of people.” As we head into election week, we would like to share with you a special, encouraging recording from Joni Eareckson Tada, regardless of whether or not you have registered for the National Prayer Webinar. Please find a link to the video and Prayer Guide below.

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National Prayer Webinar with Ed Stetzer
Should We Try to Erase Economic Inequality?
Divorce Rates Drop in Covid and Girls Scouts Shamed on Twitter
Joni Eareckson Tada Prayer Webinar
National Prayer Webinar with Joni Eareckson Tada
National Prayer Webinar with David and Jason Benham
Make the Pro-Life Case in 60 Seconds
Debating the Issues . . . Or Obscuring Them?
My Church Teaches Critical Race Theory. Do I Leave?
National Prayer Webinar with Chris Brooks
My Vote Won’t Make a Difference
What We Learned from the Amy Coney Barrett Hearing

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