Why Younger Christians are Favoring Same-Sex Marriage

When anyone reads the Bible, it must be considered as a whole (Isaiah 28:13) and is not subject to what we feel about a issue (2 Peter 1:20).  We have been given the Bible as an instruction manual so that we can discern right from wrong and not be led astray (Isaiah 5:20; 9:16).  The scriptures are timeless and very clear on this subject (see below).

Support for same-sex marriage is at an all time high – even among white evangelicals and it’s due to a generational shift, according to a new study from Pew Research Center.

Their poll shows that 47 percent of…those born after 1964..favor gay marriage, compared with 26 percent…those born between 1928 and 1964.

Rodgers said her views shifted because she saw another way of interpreting the Bible.

“When pastors and leaders begin to come out (as LGBT affirming), people are going to move. They just need permission,” she said. “It gives people …permission to say, ‘I feel that way, too.’ ”

“Many contemporary interpreters of the Bible hold to a view of marriage — that it is simply about love between any two people, regardless of their sex,” he said.

Dr. Hill points to key passages in the Bible that speak to homosexuality: Genesis 1:27, 19:5, Leviticus 18:22, Galatians 5:16, Romans 1:26-27, 29-31, and 1 Corinthians. 6:9-10.

“Many contemporary readers of the Bible are trying to find ways to say that the Bible’s prohibitions against same-sex sexual behavior are culturally limited and not universally applicable….”

www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/june/why-younger-christians-are-favoring-same-sex-marriage

Australian Majority Ditches Religion

Many wonder where God is today and why He is not actively involved in our lives. It is because we are moving from Him and not the other way around.

Australia is becoming older and more diverse — both culturally and religiously — according to new data from the country’s census.

Fifty years ago, census data showed that more than 88% of the country was Christian. It’s now just over 52%.

In the survey, which had a 95% response rate, more Australians didn’t identify with a religion than any single religion, a first for the country which had been predominantly Catholic. Nearly 30% reported “no religion,”….

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/27/asia/australia-census-2016/index.html

U.S. Anxiety Level Rising Fast

There is a cure for this.

Anxiety levels of Americans over matters such as war, terrorism, hacking and identity theft have spiked in recent years, leaving the nation near average in a global barometer of perceptions of security, a survey released Tuesday said.

“It appears that our cloak of security, the impression that we had that we are more secure than the rest of the world, is starting to fade,” ….

Levels of U.S. anxiety jumped sharply since the last such survey was conducted in 2014, and came in at the highest levels since the surveys began a decade ago.

The United States …chalking up the same score on perceptions of security as Colombia….The U.S. score jumped from 123 in 2014 to 169 this year, an increase of 37 percent, the survey found. “The rest of the world also climbed, but the U.S. climbed at a higher rate,” Searcy said.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article157220629.html

Canada Criminalizes Use Of Wrong Gender Pronoun

The idea that someone can “identify” as something else and then compel others to acknowledge it, opens the door to a plethora of problems. But at the core of this, is an ungodly assault on simple Biblical principles. In the very beginning God created us as male and female (Genesis 1:27) to give us insight into His plan. Now some have seen fit to attack this most basic tenet of Christianity —  in reality saying that it is no longer acceptable for us to hold or express our beliefs!

Canada passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed, fined, and made to take anti-bias training.

Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-16, which puts “gender identity” and “gender expression” into both the country’s Human Rights Code, as well as the hate crime category of its Criminal Code by a vote of 67-11….

“Great news,” announced Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister. “Bill C-16 has passed the Senate – making it illegal to discriminate based on gender identity or expression.”

Compelled speech has come to Canada,” stated Peterson.

“This tyrannical bill is nothing but social engineering to the nth degree….”

dailycaller.com/2017/06/16/canada-passes-law-criminalizing-use-of-wrong-gender-pronouns/

Lawlessness in the Law

It is interesting that while the US ignores many of the laws of God, that they continue to make up their own, in the process becoming less Godly and in fact more lawless (Matthew 24:12).

This is a timely book about the breakdown of the rule of law in the United States.

Individual freedom and the rule of law is gone in America. Oh, they haven’t come for you yet? You haven’t broken the law? Well, Harvey Silverglate proves in Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent that the Feds (U.S. prosecuting attorneys) target the innocent.

Silverglate believes that we are in danger of becoming a society in which prosecutors alone become judges, juries and executioners because the threat of high sentences make it too costly for even innocent people to resist the prosecutorial pressure.

Silverglate writes, “it is only a slight exaggeration to say that the average busy professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, takes care of personal and family obligations and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she likely committed several Federal crimes that day.” Why?

The answer lies in the huge volume of Federal criminal laws which are broad and impossibly vague. They have become dangerously disconnected from English common law tradition.

There is a crime for all of us. Currently there are 4,450 listed criminal offenses. These listed Federal offenses have exploded well beyond the statute books and into the morass of the Code of Federal Regulations, giving Federal prosecutors thousands of additional vague, complex and technical prohibitions removed from congressional authority or any authority but the Federal prosecutors themselves.

https://personalliberty.com/three-felonies-a-day-how-the-feds-target-the-innocent-by-harvey-a-silverglate/

Educational Disinformation

There has been an assault on God and the His way since the first man and it will continue as long as Satan has his way and man gives into it.  There are few places that this can be better seen than our school system.  As long as mankind continues to look to places other than the Bible for true understanding, he will continue to be misled to his own demise.

Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

It should be clear to all reasoning people with the ability for critical thinking that a pattern of cultural warfare has been unfolding against the Western world since at least the end of World War Two. The contrast between what was then and what is now is stark and frightening. It should serve as all the evidence we require to make the final determination about what has been happening.

The complete destruction of the traditional family unit has taken place through a process of indirect and direct attacks against the proven characteristics of Western civilization. It should be obvious that media and art have orchestrated a well-thought out strategy of cultural warfare against the masculine and feminine ideals and support columns of culture.

Our educational buildings and curriculums have been used to erode and shatter all the ideals of natural and instinctual existence which have developed within the Western mind. The more we remember and rediscover, the more we realize that almost everything which is taught in our schools is either a corrupt twisted version of truth, or is an outright lie and fabrication.

If our curriculums were based on truth they would not need the constant changing and tweaking which takes takes place.

It’s interesting that more and more students are coming out of the university system and understanding that they in fact understand nothing.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-22/lets-burn-down-universities

Test Predicts Which Children Will Grow Up to be Drain on Society

Once again we see that the cause for ills in the world and the downward slide of society can be avoided by simple yet profound truths in the ancient texts of the Word of God (Proverbs 22:6).

A simple test at the age of three can determine whether children will grow up to be a burden on society, needing excessive welfare, ending up in jail or becoming obese.

Scientists at King’s College London followed more than 1,000 children from before school until they were 38, to find out if it was possible to predict who would go on to lead troubled lives.

All were given a 45 minute test aged three to gauge … their levels of tolerance, restlessness, impulsivity and social disadvantage.

After 35 years, the researchers found one fifth of the group was responsible for 81 per cent of the criminal convictions; three quarters of drug prescriptions; two thirds of welfare benefit payments and more than half of nights in hospital.

But crucially, they discovered that the outcome could have been predicted decades earlier, simply by looking at which children attained the lowest test scores aged three.

You get the best bang for the buck with early intervention,” she said. “These are all traits that can be controlled and improved upon, so identifying them in young children is a gift, and all of society would benefit.

Prof Moffitt added: “This study really gives a pretty clear picture of what happens if you don’t intervene.”

Source: Test predicts which children will grow up to be drain on society – when they are just three years old 

U.S. Ranked the 114th Most Peaceful Nation

This is what happens when a nation departs from God: “…And there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace.” (Isaiah 59:8)

Land of the free, home of the brave – but America may not be the most peaceful spot on earth according to the 11th annual “Global Peace Index,” which bases judgement calls on a complex gauge of social, economic and political factors, including rates of homicide and terrorism activities.

The U.S. is now at No. 114, falling 11 places in the last year, the analysis says. Armenia and Rwanda are just in front of America on the list, El Salvador and China follow. [OUCH!]

The United Kingdom is at No. 41….

“The U.S. deterioration is primarily driven by the growing intensity of internal conflict within the country, which was partly seen in the divisive 2016 Presidential election, as well as increases in the perceptions of criminality across American society,” the analysis said, also citing the impact of “rising homicide rates in several major American cities”  and several terrorist attacks on American soil.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/1/us-ranked-the-114th-most-peaceful-nation-on-earth-/

What the Last Nuremberg Prosecutor Alive Wants the World to Know

Many professing Christians believe that is fine to go to war in spite of what the Bible says to the contrary.  Perhaps they need to answer only one question: is it OK to go to another country and kill someone that believes religiously the same way that you do?  In other words do you have a problem killing someone in your own church? This is exactly what could happen if they have the same view — that it is permissible to fight in war.

Ferencz believes “war makes murderers out of otherwise decent people” and has spent his life working to deter war and war crimes.

Well, if it’s naive to want peace instead of war, let ’em make sure they say I’m naive. Because I want peace instead of war. If they tell me they want war instead of peace, I don’t say they’re naive, I say they’re stupid. Stupid to an incredible degree to send young people out to kill other young people they don’t even know, who never did anybody any harm, never harmed them. That is the current system. I am naive? That’s insane.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-the-last-nuremberg-prosecutor-alive-wants-the-world-to-know/

Way More Americans May Be Atheists Than We Thought

Psalm 14:1

After signing an executive order earlier this month that seeks to relax restrictions on the political activities of tax-exempt churches, President Trump said the order was an important affirmation of the American identity. “We’re a nation of believers,” he said. Trump is right in one sense — 69 percent of Americans say a belief in God is an important part of being American — but he’s wrong demographically: Atheists constitute a culturally significant part of American society.

We’re not sure how significant, though. The number of atheists in the U.S. is still a matter of considerable debate. Recent surveys have found that only about one in 10 Americans report that they do not believe in God, and only about 3 percent identify as atheist. But a new study suggests that the true number of atheists could be much larger, perhaps even 10 times larger than previously estimated.

The study concludes that roughly one-quarter (26 percent) of Americans likely do not believe in God.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/way-more-americans-may-be-atheists-than-we-thought/