According to recent media reports, the Southern Baptist Convention experienced its ninth straight year of decline. Denominational statistics reveal that membership in the largest Protestant denomination is currently 15.3 million, down from 15.5 million in 2014.
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Compromise, compromise, compromise. Over the years, we’ve seen so much of it and heard so many calls for it by some on the “Right”; it’s nauseating.
Something miraculous must happen in the heart and soul of America…now before it’s too late. The choice is clear. It is repent or perish, revival or ruin, Christ or chaos.
A few weeks ago, a coalition of groups opposed to HB 2, North Carolina’s common sense “bathroom bill,” rallied outside the State Capitol Building.
America has had enough of politicians. Although much of the country has abandoned traditional ethics, enough morality is still left to give most people the instinctive feeling that this nation is on the wrong track.
Tonto and the Lone Ranger riding across the plains together. Thousands of hostile Indians are approaching from the North. They are completely surrounded. As they rein their horses to a stop, the Lone Ranger turns to Tonto and says despairingly, “What are we going to do, Tonto?” Tonto replies, “What do you mean, ‘we’, paleface?”
To smear someone means to sully, vilify, or soil a good reputation. It carries with it the idea of smudging or blurring the truth
There has never been a more glaring example of talebearing than the recent reporting by both national and state media concerning North Carolina’s passage of HB 2 – a simple common sense measure that overturned a dangerous Charlotte ordinance.
The true strength of men is not determined by muscle, militarily, or political might, but by the kind of heart carried inside of them. Nothing can ever substitute for character – nothing – it’s at the center of everything!
There was a time, however, in American history when a “man’s word was considered his bond.” But as Dr. Laura Schlessinger wrote a few years ago in her book about the Ten Commandments, we’ve moved far from that philosophy of life today “to a society in which ‘people are more accepting than ever before of exaggerations, falsifications, fabrications, misstatements, misrepresentations, gloss-overs, quibbles, concoctions, equivocations, shuffles, prevarications, trims and truth colored and varnished.’
One can only hope now the Governor will act quickly and call for a special session of the North Carolina General Assembly before Charlotte hurts itself and its citizens any further. Perhaps the Governor can show Charlotte City Council members the difference between stubbornness and firmness.
As a conservative evangelical, that appears to be the dilemma for me, and perhaps many others like me, when faced with the prospect of a Hillary Clinton v. Donald Trump ballot for President in the General Election.
Sports fans were shaken last week when Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers QB, demonstrated such a poor attitude after the Panthers lost to the Denver Broncos.
In the speech, the President talked about major changes in the country that precipitate fear. “Like every president, like every leader, like every person, I’ve known fear,” he said.
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