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Rosaria Butterfield on Repentance and Renewal

July 2, 2015 | Author:

Foreseeing the ruling by SCOTUS, God raised up for His glory and for the well being of the body of Christ, Rosaria Butterfield, a fascinating and intelligent woman but most importantly a woman saved and transformed by the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ. Rosaria unashamedly meets the apologetic of the homosexual agenda with truth and biblical wisdom. She is studied and careful and she is defeating what she once called wisdom, as a homosexual, feminist, liberal college professor educating students to follow the designs of Marxism.
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July 2, 2015 | Author:

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The Daily Signal: Fatherhood and Marriage Bring Out the Best in Men

July 2, 2015 | Author:

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Is fatherhood becoming a relic of the past?

The sad absence of fathers in American families is pervasive and has been growing for decades. In the 1960s, less than 10 percent of American children were born to single women, but as of 2013, the number had increased to 41 percent. Among Hispanic children, 54 percent are born to unwed mothers, and the figure is 72 percent for African-American children.

The institution of fatherhood is not merely a passé throwback to the mid-20th century. Active and engaged fatherhood is an integral part of nature’s design. As Rutgers University’s David Popenoe states, “The contribution of fathers to child-rearing is unique and irreplaceable.”

Research shows the absence of fathers in the home is associated with poorer outcomes for children. Children with involved fathers are more likely to graduate from college, and children raised by both their married mothers and fathers are far less likely to be poor and less likely to engage in delinquent behaviors or become teen parents.

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Letters on Practical Subjects to a Daughter
Beloved Bride: The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife
The Christian Lover: The Sweetness of Love and Marriage in the Letters of Believers
Real Men: 10 Courageous Americans to Know and Admire

feminia girls: Shine it!

July 2, 2015 | Author:

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[Editor’s Note: Some encouraging words from one of our favorite sites. Thanks Nancy.]

Given the surprising (and apparently sudden) changes in what our country is now considering to be “moral” government-approved behavior, I thought it was time for a pep talk. Most of you all are probably a lot like me. It hasn’t been difficult to live like a Christian woman even in a culture that has been gradually drifting away from its Christian foundation. But the sudden lurch of this past week’s Supreme Court decision has certainly been a wake-up call.

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Mohler: After the Ball–Why the Homosexual Movement Has Won

July 1, 2015 | Author:

[Editor’s note: If you don’t read anything else, read this. Every one of us is acquainted with someone who has bought into the marketing agendas of the homosexual movement. They’ve become propagandists without knowing it. Even Christians who try to cite homosexual theology or are perverting doctrines about sin and forgiveness, judging,and  love, etc. etc. etc. Where did all of this come from? They’re parroting the marketing slogans of homosexual tyranny brought to you by authors Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen in their 1990 publication of, After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s.]

The spectacular success of the homosexual movement stands as one of the most fascinating phenomena of our time. In less than two decades, homosexuality has moved from “the love that dares not speak its name,” to the center of America’s public life. The homosexual agenda has advanced even more quickly than its most ardent proponents had expected, and social change of this magnitude demands some explanation.

A partial explanation of the homosexual movement’s success can be traced to the 1989 publication of After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s. Published with little fanfare, this book became the authoritative public relations manual for the homosexual agenda, and its authors presented the book as a distillation of public relations advice for the homosexual community. A look back at its pages is an occasion for understanding just how successful their plan was.

Authors Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen combined psychiatric and public relations expertise in devising their strategy. Kirk, a researcher in neuropsychiatry, and Madsen, a public relations consultant, argued that homosexuals must change their presentation to the heterosexual community if real success was to be made.

Conceiving their book as a “gay manifesto for the 1990s,” the authors called for homosexuals to repackage themselves as mainstream citizens demanding equal treatment, rather than as a promiscuous sexual minority seeking greater opportunity and influence.

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Recommended Resources
After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s (Plume)
Agenda: Grinding America Down
IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America
Shaky Town: A Documentary by The Gunn Brothers
Restoring America One County at a Time

 

Hagmann: The Marxist Agenda Behind the Rainbow

July 1, 2015 | Author:

marxistrainbowJune 29, 2015: If you think Friday’s Supreme Court decision was about equality or equal rights for the three percent of the American population (at the expense of the 97 percent), you couldn’t be more wrong. If you think that Friday’s decision has no impact on you because you don’t care what people do in the privacy of their bedrooms, you couldn’t be more wrong. If you think the homosexual agenda is about tolerance, diversity or other slick marketing buzzwords, you are not only wrong, but sorely misinformed, misguided or you are purposely facilitating a lie.

America has a huge problem right now. Multiple problems, in fact, but like the victims of a train wreck, we must do triage so we can apply treatment in order of importance. The blunt force trauma inflicted upon America by five rogue members of our judiciary, redefining marriage as a result of a highly potent cabal of activists intent on America’s destruction, certainly moves this problem up the list of importance.

In order to know how to fix the problem, however, you’ve got to know as much about the problem as possible. You need accurate information, not the spin of some morally bankrupt politician or the spin of agenda-driven talking heads who confine their discourse to the captive narrative of the archaic and completely fictitious right-left political paradigm. The next federal election will not solve our problems, for our problems are so threatening to our life and liberty, we might not have the time.

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Recommended Resources
After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s (Plume)
Agenda: Grinding America Down
IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America
Shaky Town: A Documentary by The Gunn Brothers
Restoring America One County at a Time

Christian Action: Does the US Supreme Court’s Re-Definition of Marriage Really Matter?

July 1, 2015 | Author:

the_pink_agendaWith the US Supreme Court’s decision and the extraordinary pressures to re-define marriage and accommodate the demands by gay activists for homosexual unions to be accepted as “marriage”, many are asking: Well, what difference does it make?the pink agenda

Revolutionary Agenda

Fourteen years ago Africa Christian Action published the landmark book: The Pink Agenda – Sexual Revolution in South Africa and the Ruin of the Family, warning that their agenda was to work towards “homosexual marriages”. At that time, the gay community vigorously denied that this was their plan.

Radical Social Engineering

The Pink Agenda documented, from the homosexual’s own writings, that they have a radical social engineering project, not merely to have the deviant declared normal, but to have the normal declared deviant. The stated goal of radical homosexuals is to force all of society – beginning in primary schools – to conform to sexual deviancy.

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Recommended Resources
The Pink Agenda: Sexual Revolution in South Africa and the Ruin of the Family
Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay ‘Marriage’ in Federal Court
Noble Savages: Exposing the Worldview of Pornography and Their War Against Christian Civilization
Homosexuality: A Biblical View
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Homosexual Battle Plans Revealed: Destroy Marriage

July 1, 2015 | Author:

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“It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. …(F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie.

I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally… I met my new partner, and she had just had a baby, and that baby’s biological father is my brother, and my daughter’s biological father is a man who lives in Russia, and my adopted son also considers him his father. So the five parents break down into two groups of three… And really, I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage.”

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Recommended Resources
Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay ‘Marriage’ in Federal Court
Noble Savages: Exposing the Worldview of Pornography and Their War Against Christian Civilization
Homosexuality: A Biblical View
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Curriculum Advice: Practical Help for Beginning Homeschool Mothers

July 1, 2015 | Author:

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www.westernconservatory.com

Homeschooling. Lots of families have done it. But can you do it? How hard is it? What does it actually look like? How do I know if I’m on the right track for success? Victoria Botkin has seven well-educated children who love home education and who plan to continue the tradition when they have children of their own. This inspiring home educator will tell you how you can teach your child at home successfully, inexpensively, calmly, and with the powerful confidence that you are doing the right thing before God. Her curriculum advice will motivate you and change your life. Young mothers will not only gain countless practical ideas, but confidence, enthusiasm, and a vision for the importance of their labors.

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CBN News: Gender Identity Studies in Government Schools

July 1, 2015 | Author:

A generation of people raised on sexual depravity, that is the vision our governments have for your children’s future. It’s up to us to spread the word about Jesus Christ. It’s up to us to spread the word about homeschooling. It’s up to us to disciple others in God’s calling for men and women, as men and women, as mothers and fathers as the molders of society. It’s up to us to evangelize in our homes, in our neighborhoods, in the place of commerce where we have our daily dealing. Are we prepared? The work before us is plain to see. Scores of people will be looking for direction, truth, freedom from the ways in which they’ve been forcefully defiled. What will you say to them?

Recommended Resources

When the Wicked Seize a City
IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America
Chucking College: Achieving Success Without Corruption
Curriculum Advice From Victoria Botkin (Practical Help for Beginning Homeschool Mothers, Volume 1)

The Truth Comes Out: Repentance From Homosexuality

June 30, 2015 | Author:

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Photo Credit: Mercatornet.com

[Editor’s Note: The law is a school master and this article reveals that truth. Readers should take note of two things. We don’t choose Christ. He chooses us. Our hope s in Him and Him alone who is faithful. Our dependence is on Him and the transforming powers He alone has over sin. There is no need to continue in sin when grace abounds toward us in Jesus Christ.

Secondly, we are grateful to the author for acknowledging what God created in nature and speaking so carefully and eloquently on the topic. But the testimony is lacking the revelation of Jesus Christ and the grace to overcome same sex attraction. There is freedom from the bondage and temptation to sin. Moral law is instructive but does not transform the heart. It is not our work binding ourselves to the law of God, it is the fruit of the workings of grace which allows for full repentance of sin, inwardly and outwardly, as well as continued sanctification.]

Reason led me to acknowledge natural law, which led me to begin rejecting some of my former ways of thinking and acting. Reason alone was enough to lead me to change the direction of my life. Then quite amazingly, natural law and reason working together led me to recognize and acknowledge God’s existence. And once I acknowledged God’s existence, again there was only one reasonable thing to do: I asked Jesus Christ to take the throne of my life, and I began to reject the emptiness of my self-centered ways.

The true ideas I embraced had positive consequences in my life. When I look back on my earlier life, I see the converse is also true. As I first stepped out of the closet in the 1990s, I made a conscious decision to ignore natural law. Once I made that choice, I could not stop. Untethered from natural law, I could not draw a line regarding my behavior, nor could I justify making any sort of judgment regarding the behaviors of others. Should I condemn lending my tacit approval to the prostitution of young men and women and reject viewing pornography? Why? Should gay couples invite a third man into their bed? Sure, why not? Should gay partners who declare themselves monogamous be okay with having casual sexual encounters with other men? Sure! Committed throuples? Why not? Public nudity, group sex, sex in public? Who was I to judge?

As I observe the deteriorating trajectory of this nation’s judicial system, I am reminded of my own past. It’s hard to predict if and where our judges might draw the line on marriage and gender issues. They have rejected the solid foundation of natural law, leaving the whole house rickety and unsound, vulnerable to the slightest wind of political correctness or sophistry. And just as with the poor decisions I once made, children will be collateral damage, bearing the unintended negative consequences.

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The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
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AiG: Pro-Gay Theology: Does the Bible Approve of Homosexuality?

June 30, 2015 | Author:

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One of the most pervasive issues of our time has been the movement to embrace homosexual behavior, same-sex “marriage,” and the marred versions of masculinity and femininity that accompany this lifestyle. References sympathetic to the homosexual lifestyle appear now in books, on television, in films, and in video games and graphic novels. Even the popular social networking platform Facebook announced the addition of “gay marriage timeline icons” for users.1 Our children and teens are inundated with a message of “tolerance” and “acceptance” of homosexual behavior, and sadly even some professing Christians are preaching this message.

Scripture makes clear, as I will argue, that engaging in homosexual behavior of any sort is sinful (Genesis 18:20 and 19:5; Leviticus 18:22,20:13; Romans 1:26–27; 1 Corinthians 6:9–10; 1 Timothy 1:10). But some in the church have taken to reinterpreting key passages on homosexuality or even denying outright that these passages mean what they plainly say. So what exactly does the Bible say about homosexuality? And how do pro-gay Bible scholars try to work around those passages?

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Recommended Resources
Noble Savages: Exposing the Worldview of Pornography and Their War Against Christian Civilization
Homosexuality: A Biblical View
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

R.C. Sproul Jr. – Supreme Comfort

June 30, 2015 | Author:

sproulJrFriday’s Supreme Court decision, though not much of a surprise, is distressing, disheartening and disgusting. Even the most adamant defender of so called “gay rights” ought to at least affirm that the decision is fundamentally flawed, driven by judicial overreach, and by any sane reading of the Constitution, unconstitutional. It has, nevertheless, been decided.

How state and local governments ought to respond is an important question. How local churches and the church as the church ought to respond is an important question. But today I would like to make some suggestions for believers as believers. What should we do? The same thing we do every day.

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Recommended Resources
Noble Savages: Exposing the Worldview of Pornography and Their War Against Christian Civilization
Homosexuality: A Biblical View
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

 

A Declaration from the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches

June 30, 2015 | Author:

Douglas Wilson, presiding minister of C.R.E.C.

Commentary: The Marxist Underpinnings of Homosexual ‘Marriage’

June 30, 2015 | Author:

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Percolating just beneath the surface of this argument is what the radical homosexual lobby doesn’t want you to hear; the abolition of the “bourgeois family” and “bourgeois marriage.”

The need to eliminate these two institutions – more contemporaneously regarded as the traditional or nuclear family – are detailed at length in The Manifesto of the Communist Party, written in 1847 by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels.

Here’s a little bit about what Marx and Engels had to say about the “bourgeois family”: “The bourgeois claptrap about the family and education, about the hallowed correlation of parents and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry.”

As for “bourgeois marriage,” the Communist Manifesto reduces wives to “instruments of production,” and generally regards marriage as a form of prostitution. “Bourgeois marriage is, in reality, a system of wives in common,” wrote Marx and Engels, who also advocated, “an openly legalized system of free love.”

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