What If Christ Came to Rule the White House?

The Bible references Christ’s return to earth, and there’s little doubt it won’t happen soon. God will conquer Satan and his sin-filled world right at his own doorstep. The Great Tribulation will expose the Antichrist, led by Satan, who will form armies to slaughter the Jews in Jerusalem. Jesus and His saints will descend from heaven to conquer the world’s evil. (Rev 19: 11-16) We should all be familiar with the story.

But, what about Christians who swore their allegiance to a country not conceived in Christ’s time? When the Rapture occurs, it isn’t just the Mediterranean nations of the Bible any more, but another half of the world too. Scholars wrote the Book of Revelations two thousand years ago. I’m sure they didn’t have a clue the United States laid on the bottom side of their flat-world map… or did they? You must remember these intellectuals were certain the dimensions of Satan’s hell was under their world! They probably weren’t too far off their coordinates.

Let’s discuss this – what if Christ came to rule the White House? He certainly would be at home fighting Satan on his own turf. But, today, hundreds of repertoires exists relating to His presence here a long time ago. For example, before Christopher Columbus passed, he wrote “The Book of Prophecies.” It contained biblical revelations considered medieval notions, but in fact, it solidifies most of today’s world events. Columbus, along with missionaries, were the first people to promote the spread of Christianity throughout the New World. He brought God to our land.

In the 1600s, the Protestant Reformation started the division of Protestants from the Roman Catholic Church. The newly formed Protestants came to the US, with bibles in tow, and handed them out to ordinary people. It would unite this country. (Pocahontas was their first convert. She was baptized to marry John Rolfe.) However, an interesting fact is the Catholics also broke away from the Roman Catholic Church about the same time, and they headed to South America. But, do you know what they didn’t carry with them? Bibles! Unlike North America, this nation wasn’t built to be united under God, and the evidence stands before us today.

The first United States Chief Justice John Jay wrote a letter in 1816 to Rep. John Murray stating:

“It certainly is very desirable that a pacific disposition should prevail among all nations. The most effectual way of producing it is by extending the prevalence and influence of the gospel. Real Christians will abstain from violating the rights of others, and therefore will not provoke war. Almost all nations have peace or war at the will and pleasure of rulers whom they do not elect, and who are not always wise or virtuous. Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

Now it is two hundred years later, and you must ask yourself, what in the world did he know that we don’t? The Bible and Christianity were and still remains the main staple of our nation’s roots. If you think not, explain the plaque hanging on the state dining room fireplace in the White House reading:

“I pray Heaven to Bestow the Best of Blessings on THIS HOUSE and on All that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under this Roof.”

It was written by President John Adams. What blasphemy and a mockery American citizens became to the White House! The US deviates from every Law of God while they form cults, atheism, and corruption; both amongst its citizens and the government. It is interesting, though, how history repeats itself. Rome, 45 B.C., and Julius Caesar became a dictator known as the Father of his Country. He introduced the basics of democracy to his land by reforming the Senate and local government. His increasing power amongst Rome’s lower- and middle-class people made him very popular, but upheaval from angry politicians was his ultimate demise and the end of the Roman Republic. Rome’s implosion resulted from envy, angst, and hatred of authoritarian rule from the Senators who ran the country. Doesn’t this sound familiar? This is the same path the United States is walking on today.

So, let me go back to my original question – what if Christ came tomorrow to rule the White House? Be prepared, for nothing is impossible in the hands of our Lord! Our military and political leaders are divided as the Book of Revelations is playing out, right now, on our turf. When Christ returns, it will not matter what nation you live in nor your religious affiliation. One thing is for sure, America will seek the wrath of God, and it’s cause for concern!

1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. (Romans 13:1-4)

Who ever thought we’d live long enough to see baby genocide, but it’s right here in the United States. Where are the morals of people? Do you think God will not come back to save His children from such horrific acts of crime? Murder is an offense against the sanctity of life, and this is His words about such an action:

Forecasters and philosophers alike try to predict the end of time; however, no one has the power to do this except God. Maybe, instead, they should study the Book of Revelations a little more and stop falsely misleading the public. Christians, of all colors and creed, congregate trying to protect the essence of their spirit and soul. Our churches burn down, and laws forbid us to display publicly, the religion this country was founded on many years ago. Quite frankly, Americans do not differ from the uncivilized nations abroad.

It is my opinion the Antichrists of this country shall reap no more. In the eleventh hour God will send in His reinforcements to protect His children from Satan’s wrath. Perhaps, He will start in the White House, who knows? How much longer will it take for America to recognize the onslaught of their future? Not too much longer… our Savior is coming, praise the Lord!

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The Stars are Lining Up

I awoke with a monumental feeling God is communicating with me, revealing His plans for this world. It is time to prepare for a significant force which controls the universe. God is coming to rule the earth once more. My heart beats an unsynchronized rhythm as the Lord drives a wedge between this reality and His forthcoming Judgment Day. I shudder at the thought of Christ ruling over the genocide of this world. Obliviated is the only word I can use to describe it. Christ will turn a deaf ear as He decides who lives on, and who does not, in heaven. For those who passed on before His coming, let us pray they asked forgiveness and repented of their sins according to the Laws of God, so they may have eternal salvation.

Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. As is written in the Bible, unbelievers will not be saved and those who claim to know God, yet they withdraw and live an unholy lifestyle.

Titus 1:16

“They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.” (NIV)

Many sins pointed out in the Bible need repentance, but the list below is those the most abominable to the Lord. Do you fit into any of these iniquities? If so, it is time to drop to your knees and pray for forgiveness; live the rest of your life through His Word.

One nation under God is comparable to buying a new car for $99 down and $99 a month. Impossible, and false advertising at best. A nation under God would pray and worship together, study and stay in God’s word; it lives in prayer keeping God first. Today we face murder, rape, theft, abortions, worshipping false gods, agnostics, and atheists running rampant. This lack of respect for our Almighty God will be the first obliterated when Christ calls again unless mankind changes now. Satan’s followers will not be allowed through heaven’s gates. No, this is not my opinion, but a fact!

John 3:3

“Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.’”

What are the signs of the end times, according to the Bible?

  • Mankind will be lovers of pleasure more than God. This includes partying, unfit television viewing, spending more time socializing versus studying the Word, reading lustful books, gambling, drunkenness, listening to secular music, obsessing over the internet. Fifty years ago, worldly entertainment did not exist, and people lived a simpler life. Today, lovers of pleasure are all around us.
  • Mankind will be covetous. Most people today seek worldly riches, with money and material possessions their top priority in life. But, we have those who lust at pornography, strip clubs, and even other spouses. Women flaunt seductive clothing publicly with little to the imagination. We clamor for the latest and greatest money can buy or to keep up with the Joneses.
  • Children will be disobedient to their parents. Today’s generation of children has little respect for parents. They participate in gangs, join riots and protests, bully others, and create drama and chaos in the family home. Society teaches them there is no God, so morals and values are pointless.
  • Mankind will be unthankful. We’re conditioned by the world to take life for granted and not be thankful for our blessings. Ungratefulness runs rampant today.
  • Mankind will be unholy. Many are far less holy and humble today. Some even believe we need not keep the ten commandments anymore, just as long as we “believe” in Jesus. They turn the grace of God into a license to sin. Churches are social places, theaters, and concerts, rather than holy places of worship. Little effort, today, is made to turn away from sin and live a holy life for God. Yes, unholiness overruns the earth today.
  • Mankind will display a lack of natural affection. Gays and lesbians become the accepted norm, and what is scarier, some even take higher positions within our churches. The book of Corinthians condemns these actions. Does this sound familiar?
  • Mankind will despise doers of good. In today’s age, people dislike the correction of their sins. They rebuke with “you are judging me.” If someone is seen as a holy person, they are snubbed, criticized, and labeled as a weirdo or goody-two-shoes.
  • Mankind will be lovers of themselves. This is the ME generations. What looks best on me? How can this make me look more prosperous, smarter, or better qualified? How many toes do I need to step on to get what I want? Who cares how many people are starving on the streets – I come first! Need and greed stand before serving God and His people.
  • Christians do not live the faith they proclaim. Many are hypocrites, never turning away from their sin. Most love the world more than they love God.

So, as the wrath of God swarms… it’s almost time for the change of command. You mark my words, Christ is coming to take over His world; be it in my lifetime or yours, it won’t be long now. The stars are lining up, and a remarkable event of unexpected consequence is about to take place. Christ will meet Satan at his doorstep, better known as earth.

I pray you may recognize the sins mentioned in this blog and ask for forgiveness today. Turn your actions into something productive and serve God and his people with compassion and love before it’s too late. Seek the word of God’s truth so you, too, may greet your loved ones and Jesus at heaven’s gates.

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Crying “Wolf!”

Across the pond, a familiar Aesop tale sends a very succinct message. A little shepherd boy stood guarding sheep at the foothills. It bored him waiting for a wolf to chase the flocks. He thought it more entertaining to watch the villagers run to his imposing calamity as he cried out, “Wolf! Wolf! A wolf is chasing my sheep!” But, there was no wolf, nor an emergency. The second occasion he fooled them, he became known as a nuisance, and the angry men told him “Save your frightened song for when there is really something wrong!” As fate dictated, a wolf later appeared, and when he screamed for help, the village did not pay attention. The moral of the story is no one believes a liar, even when he tells the truth. How often is humanity shrouded in dishonesty? It’s one of life’s most painful experiences.

During the Last Supper, Jesus became troubled and overcome by grief. He announced, “Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you shall betray me… to the chief priests and elders, in order to be put to death.” The disciples looked at him in great astonishment wondering who would betray Jesus’s loyalty and honor. The Gospel of Mark gives no motive for Judas’s betrayal, only that he committed the disloyalty in exchange for thirty pieces of silver. But when he learned Jesus was to be crucified, he attempted to return the money; the Romans denied the coins and Judas committed suicide by hanging. In this biblical story, Jesus understood Satan overcame Judas. Isn’t this a common trait of evil and unholiness – lying, deception, and betrayal?

John 8:44

“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

As human beings, we usually want to believe the best in others, but generally, this is not the situation. For liars, it turns into a scary second nature. Their behavior provides comfort and an escape from discomfort and boredom, just as the little boy crying “wolf.” If public figures are caught lying, a scandal erupts, but what if children lie to their parents? Children have a fear of being scolded and punished for their mischiefs. It is easier for them to take refuge in their lies rather than tackling a problem head-on. But, many parents accept their behavior without giving a consequence, and the fibs grow into more significant issues. Then we hear the horror stories of spouses lying to each other too. The innocent person tries to make excuses for the other’s actions, and a dysfunctional whirlwind creates a less-than-honest marriage.

Oddly enough, these dramatic lessons can be traced all the way back to Jesus’s time. In the restitution of life, there comes a time when we have little choice but to give it to God. Be it a child, spouse, or Judas’s betrayal, stretching the truth will haunt you for the rest of your life. Crying wolf, without due cause, finds you at the mercy of God and the wolves, “for you reap what you sow.”

My dad was a tough, wise man who quoted, “There are no exceptions to experience. You have to go through it to understand.” He’s right! It is awful to be deceived, but we can learn from the mistake and move forward knowing God is in our heart to ease the pain. We need to sharpen our wisdom tactics and pray for those who attempt to cry “Wolf.”

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The Wall

I meandered through the lush ivy alleys where courtyards honored memories of the past. Majestic stonework around the church dated back to who knows how old.

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But if the wall could talk, I’m sure the warrior’s stories would be plentiful. I came across a place where a stone was missing right in the center of a ten-foot high wall. Yes, one little stone fell out. I wondered if the missing rock weakened the structure, and sure enough, a crack splintered to the top.

Inside the history of the walls, we honor the fallen. At one time, the outside reigned in terror as cannonballs pelted it attempting to destroy this magnificent wall. But, the one little stone which dropped to the ground left a guiding light of God’s grace. It allowed soldiers standing guard to observe and protect those in harm’s way.

The cobblestone yesteryears are decorated with 3-D symmetry. Walls were signed by the technique and style of proud masons who engineered the prolific works of art. These barriers, for all intended, have a persona all their own. But, let’s not forget… where there are walls, there must be gates. Let us just ask Christ about gates.

Walls of biblical proportions will stand the test of time according to the Book of Revelations. Our heaven, the New Jerusalem, will have a high wall made of jasper. Angels will guard twelve gates made of pearl. Each one will be inscribed with the twelve tribes of Israel, descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Evil will be refused the right to pass through these gates. Isn’t this very familiar to the privacy walls we build around our own homes and countries today?

Our world is full of walls we must conquer to achieve goals. Find the open gate! After all, we were created within the walls of a womb, rested in the walls of a crib, and developed social skills within the confines of a playpen. The barriers of our backyards protect us from harm and sets boundaries. Christ knew the wall of life would separate us from evil and the unbelievers, so it’s acceptable.

Today, go in peace knowing the wall between you and God has a passage – a gate. The stepping stones which fall out of the walls you cross is the foundation for future generations. God’s gates will be open and waiting for every believer at the wall of heaven.

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Anatomy of an Infant Murder [Video]

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The classic film “Anatomy of a Murder” was released in 1959. It stars the great Jimmy Stewart, my personal choice for the best actor ever. Stewart portrays a lawyer defending a suspect charged with killing a man as revenge for that man raping and killing his wife.

60 years later the atmosphere in America has been tainted by a different sort of homicide. It is the most malevolent form of killing known, snuffing out the life of infants on the verge of birth…and even after exiting the womb.

The Scene of the Present Crime

The murder trial must navigate through the scene of the present crime and discern clues to decide just how the killing unfolded.

Legal InfanticideA similar process can be used to discover how the present moral crime of promoting infanticide has seemingly sprung to the forefront of culture. The scene of the crime is the video of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s interview in which he calmly describes and endorses killing a child already born.

The statement shocked many when it appeared. The resulting righteous outrage was tinged with surprise as if the deadly sentiment appeared from nowhere.

Murder investigations use forensic evidence from the crime scene to trace the timeline of the killing. Scientific measurements are taken of fingerprints, footprints, debris at the scene and from evidence found on the victim’s corpse.

The forensic evidence for this particular moral crime is not found through scientific instrumentation. It is found through tracing a long and winding historical trail of anti-human life philosophy and ethics which began ‘trending’ around a century ago.

Sanger, Socialism and Planned Parenthood

The trail begins with the personage of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. Ms. Sanger led a life of rebellion against sexual norms, the family, and marriage.

She funneled that into an obsession to eliminate anything impeding feminine liberty or license, especially the burden of children. From a young feminist activist to an abortion-rights icon, Sanger traveled the path enamored of Socialism and its lifelong companions such as the philosophy of Eugenics.

Eugenics is succinctly and accurately described as the,

belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by

persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits 

(negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have 

inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics).

Sanger promoted the goals of eugenics throughout her life, and it led her to associate with truly evil movements such as National Socialism, otherwise known as the Nazi Party. Author George Grant writes,

Because of her [Sanger’s] Malthusian and Eugenic connections, she had become closely associated with the scientists and theorists who put together Nazi Germany’s “race purification” program. She had openly endorsed the euthanasia, sterilization, abortion, and infanticide programs of the early Reich.

Legalized InfanticideHer legacy was the creation of Planned Parenthood. Sanger, like most early 20th century elitists, desired that those of “inferior” races and classes be eliminated and that those better suited to ‘liberation’ should advance.

A quote from her 1920 book “Woman and the New Race,” is an alarming precursor to what is happening today.

The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.

Planned Parenthood grew slowly at first due to moral outrage upon the discovery of Nazism’s horrors in Germany. Their power came into full flower during the 1960s and resulted in strongly influencing the legalization of abortion throughout the land.

The Next Step Toward Oblivion: Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton

January 22, 1973, the most famous step toward infanticide was taken with the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

Roe was accompanied by a lesser-known decision, Doe v Bolton, which was also decided the same day. The two combined to effectively impose legal abortion on the entire nation regardless of the age of the unborn child in the womb, and for virtually any reason.

The stories behind the decisions of Roe and Doe are not as well known as what has happened since. It began when Norma McCorvey, aka “Roe”, with the aid of feminist lawyers Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee, sued the state of Texas in 1970 to overturn the law.

In March 1970, Weddington and her co-counsel filed suit against Henry Wade, the Dallas district attorney and the person responsible for enforcing the anti-abortion statute. McCorvey became the landmark plaintiff and was referred in the legal documents as “Jane Roe” to protect her identity.

Abortion was illegal in Texas except for saving the mother’s life at that time. That same year, 1970, Hawaii became the first state to legalize abortion for its own state citizens.

[Also in 1970] New York legalized abortion, with no residency requirement. By the time of Roe v. Wade in 1973, abortion was also legally available in  Alaska and Washington.

The case of Doe v Bolton involved another anonymous plaintiff called “Mary Doe.” Her real name was Sandra Cano. Sadly, she passed away in 2014.

Legalized InfanticideThe most amazing facts surrounding both Norma McCorvey and Sandra Cano have been that both women never had an abortion and both later became staunch pro-life advocates. McCorvey announced her change of heart in 1995 when she accepted Christ through the ministry of Operation Rescue’s Flip Benham.

Norma McCorvey said that Flip Benham talked to her and was kind to her. She became friends with him, attended church and was baptized. She surprised the world by going on national television to say that she now believed abortion was wrong.

One of the darker facts here was that both McCorvey and Cano were taken advantage of by their lawyers. McCorvey was sought out by Weddington specifically because she was too poor to travel to another state to legally have her abortion.

Cano claimed to her grave that she was directly deceived by her lawyers. She wasn’t an activist for or against abortion, but she came out strongly pro-life after the deception was discovered.

She said she sought help in 1970 from the Atlanta Legal Aid office because she was unhappily married, unstable and pregnant with her fourth child. She also insisted that she thought the papers she signed for Ms. Hames and other lawyers were about divorce and child custody, not abortion. Ms. Cano, who never had an abortion, said she learned the full truth about her case when she went to court in 1988 to have records unsealed.

In 2005, Ms. Cano attempted in vain to get her case reheard before the Supreme Court. Her valiant efforts failed to change the law, however, her last wishes showed her heartfelt conviction.

Her dying wish was for people to “pray for the end of abortion in America and pray for her family,” [said] Allan Parker, president of the Justice Foundation in Texas, which represented Ms. Cano for 14 years

The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act

Legalized InfanticideThe results of Roe and Doe were that abortion was now legal nationwide, and a new effort of advocates against abortion came to be known as the ‘pro-life’ movement. Various organizations, from the National Right to Life Committee targeting legislation, to others such as Operation Rescue that targeted abortion clinics themselves, came to national attention.

Despite these efforts, the practice of abortion grew at an enormous rate. As this became more common, newer methods of killing the child in the womb also developed until a particularly heinous one called, ‘partial-birth abortion’ began to be used.

This gruesome method is still in use at some abortion facilities.  It involves inducing labor and delivering the baby feet first.

Once the child’s body has been removed except for the head, a pair of scissors is stuck in the neck behind the skull. The scissors are opened, creating a large hole through which the brains are sucked out and the baby is killed.

After the “Reagan revolution,” stalled the progress of the pro-death zealots, the election of Bill Clinton started the conveyor belt toward destruction moving swiftly again. The realization that partial-birth abortion, though rare, was being used to terminate life galvanized pro-life opponents to attempt to stop it by passing “The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act.”

On April 10, 1996, President Clinton vetoed this measure, which meant allowing the macabre practice to continue unabated. The death march was renewed with fresh vigor by the stroke of Clinton’s pen.

That day was recorded in my personal journal as the “blackest day for the soul of America,” and a host of horrors were put in motion which set the stage for unthinkable evil right under the public’s nose.

The preeminent example of such was the bloody house of terror run by Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Gosnell and His House of Horrors

Ann McElhinney and Philem McAleer chronicled the astounding true story of the monstrous abortionist in the 2017 book, “Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.” The book was made into a movie and released in October of 2018.

Gosnell’s body count was inconceivable and included a grotesque collection of jars containing parts of aborted babies preserved and stored in refrigerators! Perhaps most revealing about the real attitude of the Left concerning women’s health is this description of Gosnell’s abortion clinic when it was raided in 2010,

Instruments were not sterile. Equipment was outdated and rusty. Women recovering from their abortions sat on dirty recliners covered with blood-stained blankets that employees said they “tried” to have cleaned weekly.

Gosnell was charged with various violations of Pennsylvania law, including aborting babies beyond the state’s legal limit of 24 weeks gestation. His case went to a Grand Jury who met for nearly a year before compiling a 261-page final report and releasing it on January 14, 2011.

The report was a shocking indictment of not only Gosnell, his wife, and the clinic staff but also,

in some cases recommended charging [with murder] …officials in numerous state government agencies, all the way up to the governor.

These recommendations from the Grand Jury were put forth because the investigation revealed that almost everyone involved in city, county and state government agencies were guilty of negligence. They had overlooked numerous health violations and even brushed aside the deaths of women that came to Gosnell.

Legalized InfanticideWhat enabled such a predator as Kermit Gosnell to remain in practice for more than 20 years prior to 2010? It was the complicity of left-leaning bureaucrats and elected officials who believe abortion is so sacrosanct that death, injury or sterilization of women is just the cost of defending the ‘right to choose.’

Kermit Gosnell was convicted of three counts of murder on May 12, 2013, for killing babies,

who authorities say were delivered alive and then killed with scissors at his grimy clinic,

He was sentenced the next day to two life terms in prison. He avoided the death penalty by agreeing not to appeal his conviction.

Infant Murder Promoted in American Academia

Infanticide began to make serious inroads in American academia 20 years ago when Princeton University hired Peter Singer as a Professor of Bioethics.

Legalized InfanticideSinger teaches and promotes ethics from an atheist, utilitarian perspective. That philosophy views human life as valuable provided it is useful to others.

In 1993 he delineated his views concerning infanticide in the book “Practical Ethics.”

Singer argues that newborns lack the essential characteristics of personhood – “rationality, autonomy and self-consciousness” -and therefore “killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living.”

In other words, he promotes the killing of human beings if they are unable to show those qualities to others and thus ‘prove’ themselves worthy to live.

There are many Universities where anti-life ethics are found. An account by a student from a 2010 ethics class at Harvard illustrates how pervasive these attitudes are in the University system.

The class began with the assignment to read an actual case from a Singapore hospital involving potential infanticide after an abortion. An abortion was performed and the 24-week old baby survived after being left on a table.

A nurse saw the baby was struggling to breathe 20 minutes later. The abortionist had left so she ran and found the only other doctor at the small hospital to ask what should be done.

The doctor chose to save the infant. After seeing the baby, the parents decided to keep their child.

The students were told to be prepared to comment on whether the doctor took the ethical action. The next day the professor asked for the responses.

In a class of about 50, the overwhelming majority of the class said the doctor was wrong to save the baby.

The student’s account of that day is instructive.

I walked into my “Ethics” class the next morning prepared to have my comment on the case be this: “There is no ethical dilemma here.  Dr. Chin did exactly what his professional ethics (not to mention his humanity!) would require him to do—save the baby.  The nurse called him in to be a physician to the new-born child—not because the mother needed care.  He had been summoned for the baby and thus was professionally obligated to help the child.  He did.” …I was stunned by the responses that followed, the essences of which were “HOW DARE the physican treat that baby!”

Legalized InfanticideHe mentions that during an hour-long discussion there were only three others beside himself who thought it was right to save the baby. 92% of students in an ethics course at the most prestigious University in the nation, perhaps in the world believed the baby should have been left to die.

Those students weren’t taught that at Harvard, they already believed it when they got there. They brought those beliefs into the first day of class.

The professor himself was with the 92% opinion. He justified letting the child perish,

by saying:  “The only thing that matters here is:   Who are the decision makers? …Can the fetus make a decision?”

Abraham Lincoln is credited with having said,

The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

Which brings us back to the present moral crimes now promoted at high levels of state government. Perhaps it isn’t so surprising to see these demonic policies come to life after all, given the sordid past century or so.

Perhaps something may be learned by examining this past which would help stop the pro-death advance. One thing is certain. Unless the presence and power of God are with whatever efforts may come about, they will crumble before the anti-life assault.

Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute? They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. But the LORD has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge. Psalm 94:20-22 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

George Grant – “Grand Illusions, The Legacy of Planned Parenthood,” Wolgemuth and Hyatt, Publishers, Inc., 1988.

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Cornerstone-A Designated Landmark

In the beginning, a body of water or a pile of rocks designated property lines. God drew out a line marking the earth’s plane as His cornerstone, a designated landmark when He first created the world.

As time passed, walls were nearly always built around cities in biblical days. For example, the one surrounding Babylon was 387 feet high and 87 feet thick made as a barrier of protection. God thought it was necessary and approved it because they had a right to protect their nation from evil.  So, why would countries of both the Old and New Testaments build walls in the first place? Religious beliefs, not recognized by neighboring countries, was the primary reason to fortify territories. They stacked rocks, held together by mud, to protect themselves and make their landmark.

Did you know, in 1791, George Washington took forty stones and strategically placed them as the cornerstones of Washington, DC? It began at the south corner of the square at Jones Point in Alexandria, Virginia. On each stone at all four corners, the side facing the District of Columbia displayed the inscription “Jurisdiction of the United States” and a mile number.  In 2011, the vandalized cornerstones were relocated and deemed federal historical monuments. Now, their original location is designated by a chipped face on the corner of the foundation of the building where the rocks originally sat in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.

Today, we respectfully divide our private homesteads from each other’s territories by survey flags. It might be a simple parcel or an estate, but if it is yours, it is so deemed by perhaps a six-foot privacy, or a chain-link fence.

Regardless of how small your cornerstones are, stand quietly in the name of God, and thank Him for that which He has afforded you. Respect the poor’s pillars and the wealthy’s gated courtyards. The Lord’s Seventh and Tenth Commandments, “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods” forbids the act of wrongfully taking someone else’s property. It also condemns feelings of envy, greed, and jealousy to what others own.

Jesus has to be known as the cornerstone, a designated landmark, to Christianity. He wants us to build spiritual walls, defending our faith, even if it means our values and attitudes differ from the rest of the world. If we live within the confines of Jesus’s walls, we are morally stronger. But, when we follow the false gods of materialism, our moral and spiritual walls lie in ruins, and we manifest ourselves in prideful attitudes.

The Book of Isaiah refers explicitly to God as the “cornerstone.” One particular passage even details, in construction terminology, the firm foundation we can find in the Lord:

Isaiah 28:16–17

16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic. 17 I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place.

Amidst our current world’s turmoil, we build physical walls for protecting God’s people. It is unfortunate Satan roams our great lands with followers who seek its destruction. But, as Christians, we have to seek the cornerstone of faith – our Lord, Jesus Christ. We should not be content with broken-down walls. Let us look forward to our new world, under God’s jurisdiction, where the pearly gates will be open to all believers. Those gates will be our designated landmark!

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The Green New Deal Is Designed to Destroy [Video]

Climate Change

Much attention has been showered upon the first proposed bill introduced by new Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez popularly known as the “Green New Deal.” There are many flaws in this ‘plan’ that have been judiciously pointed out by capable commentators on every type of media platform.

Thankfully, the members of the House of Representatives have not yet considered the proposal. It is not quite a ‘finished’ bill despite being co-sponsored by several declared Democratic presidential candidates including Kamala Harris, and Cory ‘Spartacus’ Booker.

Why is this idea being considered at all? To address the mythical catastrophe of ‘climate change.’

The Left, as has been chronicled here and elsewhere, has been devoted to the climate change fraud for decades. Unfortunately, some like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, are true believers in that pseudo-scientific cult.

We should understand that this “resolution” is designed, purposely or otherwise, to destroy the nation. Unless the tide is turned back, that goal may well be accomplished.

It Is Impossible and Will Destroy the Economy

Green New DealThis is a destructive idea because it cannot be done. It is literally impossible to accomplish the GND.

Americans like to believe we can accomplish things that others think are impossible, but that’s not what I’m talking about. The GND is impossible like a square circle is impossible and not even God can make a circle that is also a square.

That’s because the GND violates the basic laws of mathematics. It requires that 2+2=5, while reality says that cannot be so.

The estimated cost of implementing one aspect of the GND is 13 trillion dollars. That is the requirement to replace all power generation and operation to non-petroleum, renewable resources.

How do we know this? Because the power grid replacement part of the plan has already been researched.

As it happens, a team of Stanford engineers led by Mark Jacobson outlined just such a plan back in 2015. Jacobson’s repowering plan would involve installing 335,000 onshore wind turbines; 154,000 offshore wind turbines; 75 million residential photovoltaic systems; 2.75 million commercial photovoltaic systems; 46,000 utility-scale photovoltaic facilities; 3,600 concentrated solar power facilities with onsite heat storage; and an extensive array of underground thermal storage facilities. …The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation calculated that the total cost …of Jacobson’s scheme would amount to $13 trillion. And based on how fast it has taken to install energy generation infrastructure in the past, Jacobson’s repowering plan would require a sustained installation rate that is more than 14 times the U.S. average over the last 55 years and more than six times the peak rate.

The phrase “photovoltaic system” is better known as solar panels. The impossible cost and effort required here are for just one part if this comprehensive plan for disaster.

The GND is far more encompassing than simply revamping the national power grid. Here is more of what this impossible dream entails.

…a guaranteed job with a “family-sustaining wage,” and universal access to high-quality health care, affordable housing, economic security, high-quality education, and healthy food. It also calls for increased government support for family farming, economic development in vulnerable communities, research and development, and environmental cleanup. And it would meet the goals of 100 percent renewable power production and no net increase in greenhouse gas emissions. All of this would occur through a 10-year “national mobilization.”

Take just one other from this list. Start with “universal access to high-quality health care…”

Green New DealHow much would that cost? We have another example of the expense with the earlier proposals for “Medicare for All,” most notably favored by AOC’s Democratic Socialist compatriot, Senator Bernie Sanders of VT.

This universal health care plan would cost 32.6 trillion dollars over 10 years. The total is now 45.6 trillion dollars over ten years for only two small parts of the GND.

How would this be paid for? Well, it won’t be through taxes. If you took all the wealth of all the billionaires of the world it would pay for less than two years of the 45.6 trillion price tag.

However, American law enforcement could only seize dollars from American billionaires, which totals 2.48 trillion dollars. That wouldn’t fund six months of these two tidbits from AOC’s proposal.

Moreover, the proposal requires the elimination of all fossil fuels. This means the abolishment of all air travel, indeed of all air traffic, civilian or military, and somehow, the elimination of methane from cow flatulence, or else convince them to stop passing gas!

Yes, the cows are mentioned as a part of the proposal. At least, they were at first but that may have been hacked…more on that part later.

Civilian air travel would be replaced by a high-speed electric rail system, at least according to the GND. Only electric cars would be permitted and an entire network of electric charging stations must be constructed, as well as some way to get to Hawaii without airplanes or ships.

Additionally, this plan calls for the retrofitting and reconstruction of every building in the nation. That is not a misprint, folks; every…single…building.

Perhaps the most ridiculous piece of the GND resolution is the goal of,

Economic security to all who are unable or unwilling to work.

Alexandria Ocasio-CortezI predict should this become codified that the list of those unwilling to work will grow exponentially.

In order to actually put this gargantuan plan into effect, the enormous cost necessitates funds that do not exist, nor can they be produced in 10 years or 50. Even AOC knows that much.

However, this is conveniently solved by something called Modern Monetary Theory,

Ocasio-Cortez is continuing to argue for Modern Monetary Theory — something she said “absolutely” needs to be “a larger part of our conversation” in a recent Business Insider interview. The theory says that because governments can literally print money, “they can spend as much as they like,”

This is what has just happened during the last two years in Venezuela. The government printed money to fund its unsustainable debts, and inflation ran wild.

Socialists are unable to see that it is the philosophy itself which is unworkable. The most recent example of such is being demonstrated in the devastated nation of Venezuela. The annual inflation rate recorded last month in that country was an astounding 46,305%!

Now that nation, once the richest in South America, is destitute. People have fled in droves because everything is gone, including basic food items.

Unfortunately, the Left is absolutely committed to this Socialist agenda. Such an agenda carries a more ominous threat than economic destruction, the destruction of liberty itself.

The GND Would Destroy Liberty

The impossibility of the GND resolution is not lost on most functioning people. However, just because it is impossible doesn’t mean the Left won’t try to do it anyway.

Why would the Left attempt something as insane as the GND? Why would they continue to attempt this thing that is clearly impossible to do, and has historically been proven to fail?

The answer to this question is twofold. One answer is simply that the person is deluded on the level of a man claiming to be a turnip.

This is the same kind of delusion the Left embraces with the aforementioned ‘climate change’ ideology. A delusion so pervasive that Leftists in the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC, are willing to change raw data and adjust it upward to justify their false claims.

Climate ChangeIn fact, the GND uses recommendations of the IPCC as the impetus for its proposal. This is similar to the mania of Leftists who engage in the destructive transgender ‘movement,’ and are not shy about abusing children to do so.

There is one other reason the Left will if they can, try to put the GND or something very similar to action, despite knowing it will fail. That reason is also simple, but it is in the shadows.

It is to assert complete control over the general populace. A cursory glance at the list above and the cost should cause us to pause and consider just how the government would accomplish these grandiose illusions.

There is but one way to do this, and some in the Left ardently wish this to be so. It can only happen with complete government control of, well, everything and everybody.

The radical Left is aware of this aspect of their plans. However, they also know that if most people realized the facts, they would totally reject the GND. Which is why AOC’s advisors are trying to walk back the original demands of the document.

As the video shows, AOC’s advisor claimed the original document, found on her Congressional web page was a conservative hacker’s creation. He has since admitted that he was wrong about the facts of the proposal.

Ocasio-Cortez’s office did, however, publish a “Green New Deal FAQ” that said it guarantees “economic security to all who are unable or unwilling to work,” contrary to Hockett’s claims. Her office later deleted the FAQ.

The art of deception is one the Left is particularly adept at performing. The biggest deceptions are always saved for the biggest delusions.

For example, the claim that Obamacare would reduce costs by $2,500 a year was false. The claim that under government-run health care you could keep your doctor and your present insurance proved false as well.

Obamacare was a power-grab to gain national control over just one-sixth of America’s economy. Imagine the agonizing torture of the truth needed to sell the GND which would literally control every aspect of every person’s life in the nation.

The dance of deception has already begun with AOC herself. In audio featured on The Buck Sexton Show of February 8, 2019, she agreed in one interview that the GND would require “massive government intervention,” and later the same day claimed that saying it was a “massive government takeover” was a conservative “misrepresentation.”

Green New DealThere is no way to obscure the disaster that even a portion of the “Green Dream,” would be if implemented. The only part of this farce which makes sense is if the co-sponsors and other supporters are ignorant concerning the original proposal.

That is possible but unlikely given the tremendous amount of press the GND has garnered. It is more likely that the Democrats in Congress know that what is written down now will be at least somewhat redone before the ‘resolution’ can be considered as a bill.

Even then the bill is unlikely to make it to President Trump’s desk, and would certainly be vetoed if it did. If that is so, why sound the alarm now?

There is an old and wise saying not heard much these days. “Forewarned is forearmed.”

This saying means that having an advance warning provides the opportunity for an adequate defense. Consider this a forewarning allowing America to become ‘forearmed.’

Do not think the Left will stop with the GND when it fails to become law. They will continue to promote Socialism proudly and boldly until the public becomes used to the idea.

When that happens, the door is pushed slightly ajar so as to enamor especially young adults with the idea of a Socialist utopia. The true believers of today will endure just as sympathizers with Socialism have since the 1960s.

Being forearmed doesn’t necessarily mean being armed with physical weapons. In this instance, it means being armed with both intellectual and spiritual weapons.

Green New DealIntellectually this means a bit of effort to make sure the information relied upon is accurate. Sadly, no one should fully rely on any publication or pundit from the mainstream media, especially when it concerns anything about President Trump.

CNN is the prime example of such determined bias and was anxious to make war against the president before he was inaugurated.

[Chris] Cuomo vowed to oppose Trump’s policies, and stated he feels it is the job of the media as a whole to treat the next president of the United States with hostility. Per Cuomo, “The media cannot yield. This administration is going to demand constant fact-checking and opposition.”

Of course, journalists must fact-check this administration, as they should do for every administration. However, the idea that active “opposition” to any administration is part of the purpose of journalism is false.

A study of media coverage in 2017 by Harvard revealed that anti-Trump bias was extreme in the MSM, with one large exception.

CNN and NBC struck a 93 percent negative tone on their Trump stories, with only 7 percent positive. CBS was third in the anti-Trump race, with a 91 to 9 ratio. And the pro-Trump Fox News? That network was 52 percent negative to 48 percent positive.

This kind of data reveals that only Fox News, which is supposed to be extremely conservative, has any balanced reporting and commentary. The same kinds of bias have continued to this day according to multiple studies by the Media Research Center.

Spiritually, the weapons which should be used against the present incarnation of the Left are outlined in a tremendous passage from the New Testament. The Apostle Paul gives the specifics in the book of Ephesians.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints… Ephesians 6:12-18 [ESV]

The key to putting on this spiritual “armor of God,” rests in the final thrice-repeated call to prayer. Prayer is how spiritual weapons, both defensive and offensive, are applied.

Pray for truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, and salvation to defend against evil. Pray for discernment of God’s Word to push back against the enemy.

Persevere and pray for all those fellow ‘saints,’ brothers and sisters in Christ always. Today persecution and danger for Christians is greater than ever,  and so the need for prayer is also greater than ever before.

D.T. Osborn

P.S. There are some excellent tools which have emerged over time to aid in donning the armor of God. One I can recommend is the Armor of God Prayer, available through Church of the Highlands and at this link as a PDF file. 

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

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Evil…

Where is the Evil ?? Answer to this has been beautifuly explained below: 

There are four yugas widely accepted in Hinduism. They are :

1. Satya yug

2. Treta yug (Ramayana)

3. Dwapara yug(Mahabharata)

4. Kal yug(Present)

In Satya yug, the fight was between two worlds (Devalok & Asuralok). Asuralok being the evil, was a different WORLD.

In Treta yug, the fight was between Rama and Ravana. Both rulers from two different LANDS.

In Dwapara yug, the fight was between Pandavas and Kauravas. Both good and evil from the SAME FAMILY.

Kindly note how the evil is getting closer. For example, from a DIFFERENT WORLD to a DIFFERENT LANDS to the SAME FAMILY.

Now, know where is the evil in Kaliyug???

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It is inside us. Both GOOD AND EVIL LIVE WITHIN. The battle is within us. Who will we give victory to, our inner goodness or the evil within??

Think, identify and fight….

Media Madness and Malice on Global Display [Video]

4366040718_4c28855420_oThis journal has featured several articles about the media and the shameful way they have “reported” in the past. Additionally, the plague of the social media attack dogs has exploded in modern times and made the situation immeasurably worse.

One thing I have learned about observing journalism and media is this, when you think you’ve seen the worst from them, they will prove you wrong. The latest outrages emerge from perhaps the worst week ever for the mainstream media, or MSM, whether in print, on TV, or deposited like sewage on the internet.

If there are worse manifestations of media malevolence possible, I fear what might be forthcoming.

BuzzFeed Beating up the Truth to get Trump

BuzzFeed was created in 2006 as a site which tracked viral videos. The site began to fashion itself as a “news” organization around 2011.

Despite their efforts, even hiring someone from left-wing Politico to help, BuzzFeed couldn’t get any traction as a news organization. The public just didn’t buy it.

a 2014 Pew Research Center survey found that in the United States, BuzzFeed was viewed as an unreliable source by the majority of respondents, regardless of age or political affiliation.[12]BuzzFeed News has since moved to its own domain rather than exist as a section of the main BuzzFeed website.[13]

Mainstream MediaStill, BuzzFeed News wasn’t getting much attention. But with the publication of the infamous debunked fake “Steele Dossier” that all changed.

Therefore, it is not a tremendous surprise that BuzzFeed News would provide the first of these demonstrations of malicious malfeasance in the media. This was the supposed leak from the Mueller camp that Cohen would testify that Trump ordered him to lie under oath and there was documentation to prove it.

The MSM, of course, pounced on this like it was the gospel truth which would finally destroy the demonic Donald Trump. The breathless and hopeful mantra of the Leftmedia clones CNN, NBC, MSNBC etc. was that “if true, this was impeachable.”

However, there was one most astonishing development which would dash those nascent hopes just a few hours later. Mueller’s team released an official statement that BuzzFeed’s claims were “not accurate.”

This was a blunt denial from those BuzzFeed claimed as their “sources” for the fallacious piece. This was worse than publishing the phony dossier which not even the Trump-hating networks thought worthy of their efforts at the time.

BuzzFeed says they “stand by their reporting.” Good luck with that.

Mueller is the darling of the Left. Your compatriots are not going to believe you over their champion.

It is amusing that the Left leaped at this so quickly because the BuzzFeed story doesn’t make sense. Mueller has nothing to gain by having this information and keeping it hidden for one second.

Conversely, he has everything to lose if because of this an investigation of leaks in his operation is the result. Mueller’s investigation itself would never survive with that kind of credibility gap attached to it.

Clearly, here is another example of the Leftmedia infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome. Unfortunately, TDS is real and really dangerous.

However, the media doesn’t need TDS to excuse the next example. Hating pro-life people has been a specialty of the Left for five decades.

March for Life MSM Coverage Very Deceptive.

The coverage of the March for Life was scant on the MSM. Despite that, it was many times larger in attendance than the so-called “Women’s March,” which was also held in Washington D.C. this last weekend.

The 2019 Women’s March received roughly 15 times more news coverage than the 47th March for Life on broadcast television, according to the Media Research Center. …NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck examined the coverage each event received on the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning and evening newscasts — and the results are staggering. …“Between Wednesday morning and Saturday evening, the Women’s March fetched 14 minutes and 26 seconds of coverage… this stood in stark contrast to just 58 seconds for the March for Life,” Houck wrote. “For the March for Life, ABC and CBS were especially pitiful.”

Mainstream MediaLeftmedia outlets have been trying to distort and smear the annual National March for Life since the event began. This continued in 2019 even with the increased scrutiny modern tech provides.

In this age of video surveillance of and by everyone everywhere in public, it seems insane for anyone to believe they can make a false claim about an event like the March for Life. But that didn’t stop the Leftmedia from trying, and getting caught.

USA Today, the first result when you search for the march in Google News, began their story by saying, “more than a thousand anti-abortion activists, including many young people bundled up against the cold weather gripping the nation’s capital, gathered at a stage on the National Mall Friday for their annual march in the long-contentious debate over abortion.”

Yes, this is an accurate statement mathematically. The conservative estimates of 100,000 and more are greater than a thousand by about 100 times!

This tweet with video from Students for Life gives a 60-second time-lapse look at the massive amount of people pouring into the Washington D.C. March for Life 2019. You decide if this is merely a few thousand demonstrators.

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Students for Life@StudentsforLife

The 2019 March for Life was a great success! People from across the country, and the world, met in D.C. to march for the rights of the preborn! We are the Pro-Life Generation and we will abolish abortion!

5,062 people are talking about this

Yet, even with this level of deception, the MSM wasn’t done with their malevolent and shameful misdeeds. The treatment given to the Covington Catholic High School students after the March was concluded is worse than even the smears leveled at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.

The Unmatched Pernicious Media Treatment of the Covington High School Students

There has been an incredible amount of coverage about the aggressive confrontation tactics of both the so-called ‘Black Hebrew Israelites,’ and Native American Nathan Phillips toward the students of Covington Catholic High School after the March for Life on January 18th.

Mainstream MediaThe most spiteful, denigrating coverage appeared almost immediately after a few seconds of a viral video showing Phillips banging a drum and chanting inches from the face of teenager Nicholas Sandmann. Despite the fact that the full video was available to all the ‘news’ sources at the time, all that was shown on the MSM outlets was the shortened and clearly deceptive video.

The full video runs around two hours and tells a totally contradictory story of the incident. In short, it shows that all of the initial accounts of the media and the interviews Phillips gave afterward were lies, plain and simple.

Worse yet was the reaction on social media. Twitter, which Mark Dice correctly calls the “bathroom wall of the internet,” was filled with angry and violent responses to the fake video.

Calls for “doxing” the teens, expelling them from school, assaulting them and even one suggesting these children be fed into a wood chipper were all present! Twitter, to its continuing shame, didn’t object to any of this.

Worse yet were two particular responses. The first was the initial response from the Covington Catholic School and the Diocese of Covington.

Here is part of a statement they jointly released without having seen the full video or heard the student’s accounts.

We condemn the actions of the Covington High School students toward Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general on Jan. 18, after the March for Life in Washington, D.C. We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips.

The school and the Diocese also threatened disciplinary action including expulsion of the students. The PC ‘cred’ they thought they could gain here made cowards of them, so they abandoned their kids.

Even the Archdiocese of Baltimore got in on the outrage party and condemned the students! And they did it all based on false testimony from false witnesses including Nathan Phillips and the MSM.

What Really Happened?

If the claims of Phillips are compared to the video evidence, he is shown to be false every time. The media’s enabling of the lie with the deceptively edited video makes them complicit in the lies.

He claims the students were taunting the Black Hebrew Israelites. False: Video evidence reveals the black supremacist group hurled racist insults at the students throughout the confrontation.

Phillips said that Sandmann blocked his way and he couldn’t retreat and was surrounded. All false as the video reveals.

The Native American activist stated the students chanted “Build that wall!” The video shows that never happened.

There are more such examples all showing the same pattern. However, one falsehood which is particularly irritating involves Phillip’s claim to be a Marine veteran who had served in Vietnam.

Mainstream Media
Vietnam War Memorial

I served in the U.S. Army from 1973-76. Phillips served in the Marines from 1972-76. I did not serve overseas at all, let alone in Vietnam. Phillips claimed he did, which is extremely unlikely on its face.

Military deployments to Vietnam ceased in 1972. By the time I reached my station at Ft. Hood, TX in 1974, we were seeing soldiers return from Vietnam on a regular basis.

Phillips later walked back his claim. Perhaps he realized after reflection that the truth will come out (as it did, he never served in Vietnam) and that veterans, especially Marines, do not take kindly to ‘stolen valor.’

Nicholas Sandmann also released a written statement detailing the incident in as factual a manner as possible. The video evidence lines up almost exactly with his account.

The statement was also disturbing when Sandmann described what was happening to him and his family because of the uproar.

I am being called every name in the book, including a racist and I will not stand for this mob-like character assassination of my family’s name. My parents were not on the trip, and I strive to represent my family in a respectful way in all public settings. I have received physical and death threats via social media, as well as hateful insults. One person threatened to harm me at school, and one person claims to live in my neighborhood. My parents are receiving death and professional threats because of the social media mob that has formed over this issue.

Yet the media, specifically NBC’s Savanna Guthrie, while interviewing Sandmann on January 22, asked if he felt he “needed to apologize” for anything that happened. To his credit, Nick calmly and without malice denied any responsibility or need to do so, and he was correct.

Mainstream Media
Trump supporter pinched for wearing his hat

She also suggested in one question if evil-looking MAGA hats that Nick and many other students were wearing might have been too provocative and caused the confrontation. That sounds kinda like blaming the rape victim for what she was wearing.

Incidentally, Guthrie also interviewed Nathan Phillips. She did not ask him to apologize for anything at all.

‘Conservatives’ Contributed to the Falsehood and Fury

This is the most disappointing and instructive part of this malicious media lynch mob mentality. Disappointing because it came from those who should know better; instructive because it teaches valuable lessons about media scrutiny.

Most disappointing was the ravenous rush to judgment of a few ‘conservatives’ who chose to destroy innocent teens that were simply waiting for their bus to arrive to take them home. It was the esteemed National Review which paved the downward path into journalistic degeneration.

According to an excellent YouTube video by Stefan Molyneux on the Covington Mob Mania, “The Truth About the Covington Confrontation”:

National Review deleted its article, posted Sunday at 2:55 a.m. titled “The Covington Students Might as Well Have Just Spit on the Cross.”

Nicolas Frankovich was the author of this defamatory, prejudicial, piece of elitist propaganda masquerading as a serious conservative appraisal of the event. National Review should have known better than even considering this for publication.

Which brings to mind the lessons to be learned here. A while ago I discovered the first lesson, which is waiting.

If you really want to know the truth of a sensational story, a ‘viral’ video and such, wait at least three days and see what the story becomes then. 72 hours is my minimum for waiting and watching.

I might not be on top of the breaking news, but that’s not what I write, except on occasion with sporting events. However, it also means there is a better chance of getting the whole story before commenting, rather than leaping headlong into unknown territory.

Mainstream MediaThe second lesson is to comprehend the consequences for those you chose to defame. The technological traps of today mean that these kids are going to be negatively associated with this event for a lifetime.

The media madly rushing to judgment is not excusable for any reason and just stokes passions that are destructive. The malice manifested reveals that destruction may be the evil intent implemented by slimy Twitter trolls and morally blind SJW’s.

Continuing down this path is disturbing, degenerate and frankly dangerous to the very idea of liberty and justice. Moreover, the loss of even the attempt to find the truth will stain the societal soul and enslave the people it possesses.

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

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Defending the First Unalienable Right [Video]

March for Life

Friday, January 18, 2019, marked the 46th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. It is the largest annual gathering of pro-life advocates in the world with crowds regularly in the hundreds of thousands.

The massive crowds braved the cold of a D.C. January to help defend the first unalienable human right in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life.

Defending Life from the White House

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence made a surprise appearance at the March. He spoke briefly and introduced President Trump who spoke live remotely from the White House.

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President Trump reiterated his support for the right to life.

When we look into the eyes of a newborn child we see the beauty of the human soul and the majesty of God’s creation, we know that every life has meaning and every life is worth protecting. I will always protect the first right in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life.

Trump has so far proved to be the most pro-life president since Ronald Reagan. He has stood solidly for life in both speech and action.

One prominent example is Trump’s expansion of an important Reagan administration creation, the Mexico City Policy.

This policy came into being in 1984. It then blocked federal funding for international non-profit NGOs, or Non-Governmental Organizations if they provide abortion services, counseling, referrals, or advocated for legal abortion or expanded abortion services.

Originally the policy covered U.S. funding just for family planning programs overseas. In 2017 President Trump expanded this to include restrictions on funding for all health-related programs.

That act took all federal funding away from Planned Parenthood International wherever it operated outside the United States.

Defending Life with Science

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The theme of the March was “Unique.” It stressed the uniqueness of each human being from the point of conception onward.

When Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, the justices appealed to a lack of knowledge about the beginnings of life to help explain the decision.

We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. [410 U.S. 113, 160]

The phrase “at this point in the development of man’s knowledge,” concedes that at some future point, greater knowledge will be able to resolve the question of when life does begin.

Four and a half decades later, science has resolved the question of when human life begins. Each person is a unique human being at the point of conception and develops as a unique person until death whether that occurs inside or outside of the womb.

Science has long told us that once the chromosomes from the male sperm and female egg unite, a new human being comes into being. The advances in sonogram technology give us a high definition 3D rendition of the unborn child in the womb.

Science has taught us what we have all naturally known since humanity has existed. Our very language has betrayed our knowledge.

After all, when a woman is pregnant, we do not ask her when the ‘fetus’ will arrive. We don’t ask if the “blob of tissue” (as Planned Parenthood says) is a boy or girl.

Defending Life with Compassion for Women

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One fruit of this era in the Pro-Life movement has been the emergence and advocacy for women who are victims of abortion. Groups such as “Silent No More,” stress the devastation abortion inflicts on the mothers.

It is truly said that there are two victims of every abortion, one dead and one wounded. Georgette Forney was one who wrote about why she chooses to attend the March each year as a part of the “Silent No More” campaign.

I march for the 56 million babies who have died by abortion, including my baby. …I also march for all the women who should be marching with us but cannot do so. Some women won’t ever march with us because they have died from abortion or suicide afterwards.  In the US, 31% of women suffer from health complications after their abortions.[i]  Additionally, suicide rates among women who have had abortions are six times higher that women who have given birth.[ii]  Some women can’t march with us because they are dealing with physical complications, while others struggle from emotional complications. …[iii]  Finally, there are many still locked in silence, afraid of judgment, bearing shame and guilt, feeling alone, and unsure if anyone cares. I march because I want these women to know I care, and there is an organized group of us who care. We carry signs that bear the truth “I Regret My Abortion,” and we share testimonies that explain the reality of abortion and the hope and healing we have found.

Defending Life on the Street

The National March for Life is not the only such annual gathering in America. Each state has their own version of the March at state capitols around the country.

The Nebraska version is the state Walk for Life at the state Capitol building in Lincoln. This year it takes place Saturday, January 26th. The thousands in Lincoln stand in solidarity with the other 49 states and those estimated 100,000 that attended the national March.

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All of the public demonstrations represent real grassroots efforts across America to implement the pro-life ministry for those who need it. One of those efforts includes the organization Care Net.

Care Net is one of the largest networks of pregnancy care centers in North America. They support centers that supply pregnant women in crisis with counseling, supplies, and pre-natal care free of cost, as an alternative to abortion.

Mission – Acknowledging that every human life begins at conception and is worthy of protection, Care Net offers compassion, hope, and help to anyone considering abortion by presenting them with realistic alternatives and Christ-centered support through our life-affirming network of pregnancy centers, churches, organizations, and individuals.

This is an effort on the ground with real families and saving children by giving hope to women. This author has been privileged to serve as a Board member and volunteer at our local Care Net affiliate in past years.

Defending Life with Prayer

Another grassroots pro-life effort is the 40 Days for Life campaign held twice a year around the globe. 40 Days for Life has been enormously successful in saving children and mothers from abortion through changing minds.

Since 2007, over 15,000 documented cases of babies alive because of this campaign are evidence of the power of prayer. Hundreds of abortion centers all over the world have been closed because of staunch believers petitioning the LORD for life.

Prayer is more essential than ever to defend life against the extreme efforts of pro-abortion zealots. Those efforts came to horrible success in State of New York where it is now legal to abort a child at any time and for any reason until the moment of birth.

This grotesque law is an affront to God and an expression of Leftist’s diabolic desires for death. Buck Sexton put it well on his January 24th podcast.

It is not an exaggeration to say that this is satanic, and that this is the greatest moral stain on this country since slavery. I think that is a moral and ethical fact.

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Sexton is correct in assessing the demonic nature of the pro-death Left. Which makes it all the more imperative to engage in prayer as a prime weapon against them.

The 40 Days campaigns are bolstered by other prayer actions such as the National Life Chain held each October. This peaceful, silent, prayerful hour-long protest happens in cities large and small around the country.

Sexton went on to note that the present situation in New York City is horrible,

Where one in three babies overall are being aborted and more babies from the African-American community are aborted than born.

It is time for the prayer warriors of the Christian community to join the battle in earnest today. Moreover, let that prayer empower us to act for life and against the pro-death goals of the Left.

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

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Originally published in TIL Journal