Matthew: Behold Your King!
Beginning in the New Testament we move from the realm of shadow, type, and prophecy, into the full sunshine of the presentation of the Son of God. The Old Testament speaks of him on every page, but speaks in shadows, in types, in symbols, and in prophecies — all looking forward to the coming of Someone. You cannot read the Old Testament without being aware of that constant promise running through every page — Someone is coming! Someone is coming!
In the multitude of my thoughts, of my griefs, my sorrows; according to the multitude of my trials and distresses, have been the consolations which thou hast afforded me. Or, While I have been deeply meditating on thy wondrous grace and mercy, Divine light has broken in upon my soul, and I have been filled with delight.
The Truth About Atheism - Timothy Keller
If you accept Atheism as Truth then you must accept two grueling facts about life. Timothy Keller explains in this video.
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Why Christianity is Different:
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If you want to know where we are, one must look at how we got here.
On a Friday evening, days before gay marriage was legalized, Ambassador Alan Keyes went to Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall and gave us his impression on how we got here, why, and where we may be headed as a society.
Considering where we find ourselves today, some of his observations in 2004 were quite prophetic.
- Family Research Institute
(t)he results were dramatic: those who engage in homosexual sex were “sharply,” as the authors put it, more likely to report molestation [CSA]. How sharply? Using a broad definition of molestation, the almost 3% of women who reported same-sex sex in adulthood were about three times as likely to report CSA as straight women, while the 4% of men who reported homosexual activity in adulthood were about four times more apt to report CSA than straights. For the most stringent definition of molestation, the differences were eight times more for men!
This study validates ‘common sense’ about how homosexual tastes are acquired and maintained. The data show that it is very much more likely for a homosexual to have been molested as a child than for someone who is heterosexual. Nonetheless, the on-going corruption of science to favor or ‘cover for’ homosexuality is evident in the authors’ statement that the “data presented here must be analyzed cautiously so that CSA is not identified as causally related to individuals becoming gay/lesbian or bisexual as adults”!
As demonstrated in the last Family Research Report , male homosexuals are exceptionally interested in having sex with kids. The gay movement has tended to be open about this desire. In 1948, Alfred Kinsey — a homosexual himself who arguably started gay rights — said some boys are “definitely aggressive in seeking contacts [with adults]”  and in 1994 Larry Kramer, the homosexual who started Gay Men’s Health Crisis, argued
“I don’t understand the irrational fear that apparently grips so many parents of school-aged children, that we will ‘recruit’ these children.… In those instances where children do have sex with their homosexual elders, be they teachers or anyone else, I submit that often, very often, the child desires the activity, and perhaps even solicits it.”
Since homosexuals produce so few children, they must garner others’ children to maintain their numbers. Kramer’s and Kinsey’s rationalization is certainly clever: if the kids did not want it, were not “aggressive” or “solicited it,” it wouldn’t happen. Poor homosexuals, the kids make them do it!
- Family Research Institute
FRI was the first traditionally-minded organization to conduct scientific research in these areas and to publish it in peer-reviewed professional journals. Produced by scholars, this research provides lasting empirical evidence and influences public policy. FRI’s scientific articles can be accessed in almost all university and medical libraries around the globe.
Family Research Institute is a non-profit scientific and educational corporation that believes the strength of our society depends on preserving America’s historic moral framework and the traditional family. FRI is working to produce sound, scientific data on pressing social issues — especially homosexuality — in an effort to promote traditional policies. We welcome all who would join in the fight to restore a world where marriage is upheld and honored, where children are nurtured and protected, and where homosexuality is not taught and accepted, but instead is discouraged and rejected at every level.
As we pack up to head home I began to flash back to all that we have done on this, our most recent trip to Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Whew…more than I thought! When we finally reach Lincoln this is what our past three weeks will have looked like:
- 16 total flights
- Our feet were on the ground…
Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.
B stands for Beautify. It’s our job to make this planet more beautiful. This task requires the use of our heads and our hands. This is the crucial point where Blue differs from Green: Blue believes active management is the best way to enhance the earth, while Green believes in preservationism. Preservationism means adopting a hands-off, “let nature do it’s thing” approach to environmental matters. Active management, on the other hand, means seeking out ways to make nature better.
“OUR TASK IS TO REFLECT GOD BY ENHANCING THE BEAUTY, THE FRUITFULNESS, AND THE SAFETY OF THE EARTH, TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND THE BENEFIT OF OUR NEIGHBOR”
- Calvin Beisner
L is for Liberate. Today, we enjoy some of the longest and healthiest lives on the most fruitful planet in history. Why? Because humanity, especially in the West, has become more free than ever before. BLUE believes people can create solutions to problems, if only granted freedom and private property rights. This means less government. Green uses government to restrict human activity and freedom. But BLUE promotes limited government, where people are free to make decisions for themselves and their property.
“The main purpose of government is not to restrict freedom, but to protect it at all costs, because it is through freedom that we are able to create.”
- Robert Zubrin
U is for Utilize. BLUE is for wisely utilizing natural resources. But wait, isn’t mining, drilling, and logging bad for the planet? Well, they can be, just like eating too much is unhealthy. But the careful extraction of natural resources is actually good for nature. Using resources also creates jobs. In turn, we can invest the added wealth into studying ecology and in cleaning up our planet. In nearly every case, the more free and wealthy a country is, the healthier is it’s environment.
"The wise, careful use and extraction of our natural resources is actually good for nature."
“And we can do it, whatever it is! Not just economic development but economic development with a sense, of maintaining some wilderness, back country, and roadless, areas for us to enjoy because that’s one reason we’re here.”
- Jerry Okonski
E is for Enjoy. Green loves alarmism, and to tell you to worry about everything from polar bears and ice caps to CO2 emissions and the weather. BLUE, while acknowledging facts, challenges the hysteria and believes in the God-given power of human creativity and freedom to solve our problems. History is a story of humanity finding solutions to difficulties. The only necessary ingredient is freedom. So let freedom ring and don’t forget to simply enjoy this beautiful BLUE planet we call home.
Don’t we all want a flourishing world to live in? Don’t we all want to see humanity thrive? Don’t we all want to be free?
- JD King
Official Website: http://www.bluebeatsgreen.com/movie
For decades the Green Movement has claimed that Earth is threatened by the activity and even the existence of mankind. Green policies dictate that the noble response is relinquishing our liberties to “save” the planet from peril. Award-winning filmmaker JD King sets off on a cinematic journey to challenge these Green philosophies, and overturn the tables on issues like carbon emissions, climate change, over-population, natural resources, and unmasks the UN’s Agenda 21 plan. BLUE casts a bold new vision: that through greater freedom we can realize a fuller potential for our fellow man and this beautiful blue planet we call home.
I have been quite excited to read Scott Klusendorf’s The Case For Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture (paperback, Kindle, Video Trailer, Interview, Life Training Institute). From my elementary school days, I have been exposed to pro-life Christians who have faced ridicule, fines, physical harm, and even jail time for their commitment to the unborn’s right to life. It was not until my exposure to Christian apologetics that I became aware that the fight was more than each side just emoting at one another. In this book, Klusendorf provides the scientific case for the humanity of the unborn and the objective moral wrongness of killing them. He addresses many common and powerful challenges to the prolife position. The book is divided into four parts and is 243 pages in length. This review will provide a chapter-by-chapter summary then conclude with my comments.
Irreplaceable is the first movie in a series of feature documentaries that will recover, renew, and create conversation about the family unit.