Signing the Mayflower Compact, Nov. 11, 1620, whie achored off the tip of Cape Cod, of what is now Provincetown Harbor, Mass.
Signing the Mayflower Compact, Nov. 11, 1620, whie achored off the tip of Cape Cod, of what is now Provincetown Harbor, Mass.

HERITAGE.  What exactly does the word mean, and what does it imply?  Dictionary.com defines “heritage” as follows”

  • Something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition: e.g. “a national heritage of honor, pride, and courage”;
  • Something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot or portion; e.g. “a heritage of poverty and suffering”;
  • Something reserved for one; e.g. “the heritage of the righteous”;
  • In Law: Something that has been or may be inherited by legal descent or succession.

Those definitions seem fairly straightforward.  So why is it that when people of seeming intelligence and good will discuss whether or not the United States of America was founded as a “Christian Oriented Nation”, and more pointedly, were most of our Founding Fathers “Christians”, a great cloud comes over their minds, and the darkness of false teachings, closed-mindedness, and deliberate mendacity begins to reign supreme?

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The Washington Post and other media's attacks on First Lady Melania Trump, the White House decorations, her attire and the events are just very hurtful.

I don't understand how that hateful spirit is free to operate, right in the midst of this season, where we should be healing, loving, forgiving, and, for me, celebrating Jesus Christ as an expression of faith.

Yes, we still have religious freedom thanks to President Trump's leadership. And we joyfully say Merry Christmas again. Yet the attacks on First Lady Trump remain ugly and unmerited. Friends, America is much better than that. To attack a First Lady at all, it's just wrong.

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The Challenge to America’s Churches

George Soros
George Soros

George Soros was born in 1930 in Budapest, Hungary, to a nominally Jewish family and was educated at the London School of Economics, where he received BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees.  He became an American citizen in 1961 and celebrated his 89th birthday in August of this year. Before he donated $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations (OSF) in 2018, he was the 19th richest person in the world.  His major breakthrough to immense wealth came in 1992, when he shorted the British currency in a financial crisis, netting himself over $1.0 billion, and nearly breaking the Bank of England in its support for the European Union. Soros claims to have a system of identifying undervalued and overvalued bubbles in various markets. 

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And he said, Hearken ye all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou, King Jehoshaphat:  Thus saith the Lord unto you, Fear you not, neither be afraid for this great multitude:  FOR THE BATTLE IS NOT YOURS, BUT GOD’S”  (2nd Chronicles 20:15-17; 1599 Geneva Bible).

For those of you who are unaware, the 1599 Geneva Bible was the Bible used by our PILGRIM Forefathers and mothers (they didn’t trust the King James Version because they disliked King James and his allegiance to The Church of England, with its “anti-Calvinist” inclinations).  I’m sure it was often read and preached from during the dangerous and tedious 66-day Atlantic voyage from England to the New World during the harsh fall and winter of 1620.  Fierce storms and huge waves and horrible living conditions below decks would have turned most modern people back from whence they came.  Not so for these 104 stalwart souls who had determined to separate from their old world and, at least some of them trusting in God’s guidance, build a new and religiously separate colony on the barren coast of North America. 

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Should you and I be doing what Adam SchIfft and his democratic cronies are doing we would be arrested and charged with treason. It is amazing to me that the American public has not flooded Washington with protests, telling the Democrats to get off their hate filled butts and start working for US, “We-the-People.”

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Two weeks ago, two prominent evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump, Eric Metaxas and Franklin Graham, had a discussion about the election, the current political situation and opposition to the president.

"It's a very bizarre situation to be living in a country where some people seem to exist to undermine the president of the United States. It's just a bizarre time for most Americans," said author and radio show host Eric Metaxas.

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Religionists have required of would-be converts to Christianity to not only adopt Jesus as Lord, which lordship is not readily comprehended in our current cultural context anyway, but also to adopt another culture that is, in fact, extra-biblical. And “extra” in this sense does not mean MORE (as in “an extra scoop of ice cream” or MORE biblical); it actually means the opposite.

“Extra” means “additional, beyond the usual, outside.” For example, as “extra-legal” means “occurring outside the law, not governed by law, lawless; being beyond the province of authority of law,” Congress is now embroiled in a political effort – a coup, actually – to take down the duly-elected President of the United States. It is not a LEGAL battle – it is extra-legal – in that it is not governed by the law, by that which is legal, by actual written law, but by POLITICS: i.e., it is purely a political act outside of the law. That does not make it IL-legal; it simply means that it is not a LEGAL act, played out in and according to the established, published rules of the legal arena of the law – it is POLITICAL.

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Mike Scruggs