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  • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

    Congratulations on the new venture! We need all the voices of truth we can get out there.

  • Rev Michael

    Excellent start, God bless your efforts.

  • Barb Stotler

    How about name courtesy of BarbedWire?

  • Nos Rob

    What sort of gospel do visitors to this site find here? The one about redemption, salvation and the joys of following Jesus? Or a hostile, negative, judgemental trashing of everything and everyone? A gospel that repeatedly condemns others,
    criticises the government (when the bible expressly warns against this – Romans 13.1-3 etc), lampoons figures of authority, insists Christians are persecuted in America (when they’re not) and shrieks about how the world is going to Hell in a handcart? What sort of gospel is this? It’s certainly not one that offers any hope to the seeking person who stumbles across this site. They’ll not find the gospel of Jesus here.

  • freedomtriumphs

    Your website has relevant articles that the American people need to hear and presenting this information from a biblical perspective is a great resource for the Christian community. Keep up the good work!

    The American people should hold its government accountable. Christians, who in many cases are conservatives, want the government to serve the best interests of the country and its citizenry. When a government or political party or any citizen of the United States seeks an agenda that is detrimental to society and to the common good of a nation then the American people and Christians in particular need to speak out against such tyranny. Christians should obey those in authority over them, as long as those in authority don’t violate the trust granted to them by the people. In other words, God is the supreme authority and therefore when politicians violate their oath of office and lose the trust of the people then it is the duty and indeed obligation of the people to hold their elected leaders accountable. If they don’t then tyranny will rule and if that happens Christians and the American people in general will suffer the consequences. Jesus said: “you will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32

    Christians have an obligation to herald the truth and to expose lies and corruption. Sometimes the truth is hard to swallow and it seems that many Democrats in particular take offense when a website challenges the status quo and/or criticizes an administration when the administration itself is run by Democrats. But it doesn’t really matter whether an administration is run by Democrats, Republicans or Independents. The fact of the matter is that Christians and the American people in general must hold all elected leaders accountable because liberty, freedom and democracy hang in the balance.

    Declaration of Independence

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are
    created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with
    certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty
    and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights,
    governments are instituted among men, deriving their just
    powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any
    form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is
    the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute
    new government, laying its foundation on such principles and
    organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem
    most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

    • ErikDC

      You have no mandate to speak for Christians the way you do. The overwhelming majority of Americans are Christians. If every Christian in America voted the way you do, you’d be the majority. Yet, you’re not. Many Christians disagree with your opinion.

      • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

        Yes, many Christians either don’t know what God has said, and many simply don’t care. They consider themselves smarter and better equipped to decide what is right and wrong than their Creator.

        Despite their arrogance, our Creator still knows what’s best for us and for the universe he created. What a pity we give our Creator the middle finger…then wonder why there is so much pain and suffering in this world.

        • ErikDC

          You have a very dark view of creation and God.

          • helligusvart

            No, he just disagrees with you. But of course, that’s not allowed.

          • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

            On the contrary. My view of creation and God (based on what God has told us of both) is a marvelous and glorious one.

            The pity is that so many of us humans have used the free will God gave us to pursue evil and mar God’s wonderful creation.

          • WXRGina

            And, if you truly believe that Bob has “a very dark view of creation and God,” then it is you whose view is warped, because Bob is completely correct.

      • helligusvart

        Most of these so-called Christians are CINO’s: Christians In Name Only. They will have to answer to God for their sin, as will you.

        • ErikDC

          97% of African-Americans voted for President Obama. Are they all fake Christians?

          • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

            When Barack Obama persecutes Christians who try to obey what God has said about human life, marriage and sexuality; when Barack Obama promotes the destruction of innocent human life in the womb; when Barack Obama promotes a sexual practice that God has made clear in both Old and New Testaments is abhorrent to him; then Barack Obama promotes the counterfeiting of an important institution such as marriage; when Barack Obama treats God’s chosen people Israel (from whom the Christian savior came) and embraces the enemies of God’s chosen people Israel; when Barack Obama promotes lawlessness and contempt for the Christian principles that made America the great nation that it is; when Barack Obama has done all these things and more that are in direct opposition to the things God has said are right…well, I think even you should be able to figure out whether Obama supporters are genuine followers of Christ or not.

          • ErikDC

            9 Supreme Court Justices rarely even agree when interpreting our 225 year old Constitution, but you think there can be only ONE interpretation of documents over 2,000 years old and written in ancient languages no speaks anymore. HA!

            You seem blind to the fact their isn’t ONE Christian Church. There are scores of Christian denominations. Fundamental questions of the faith and how to apply it have splintered the church for thousands of years. You’re welcome to believe you have the ONE TRUE faith, but millions will disagree with you.

          • http://www.americanclarion.com/ Bob Ellis

            Nine Supreme Court justices rarely agree precisely because some of them “interpret” the Constitution rather than simply obeying it. The Constitution is quite clear on most subjects, including the fact that the federal government is only granted a very few powers (and they are listed in Article 1 Section 8), as well as the fact that the judicial branch is not authorized by the Constitution to create law (that duty belongs to the legislative branch).

            Similarly, there are many “Christians” and even more non-Christians who like to “interpret” the Bible rather than simply accepting what it says.

            There are many denominations of ONE Church, that Church being the body of all born-again believers in Jesus Christ. There are many denominations because some Christians disagree on some of the relatively minor points in the Bible which are not perfectly clear.

            Is it perfectly clear in the Bible that God is the creator of the universe and everything in it? Oh yeah. Crystal.

            Is it perfectly clear that God condemns the taking of innocent human life? Oh yeah. Crystal.

            Is it perfectly clear that God condemns the coveting of other people’s property (the covetousness that is the favorite passtime of the Left)? Oh yeah. Crystal.

            Is it perfectly clear that God condemns homosexual behavior? Oh yeah. Crystal.

            Is it perfectly clear that God created marriage to be between a man and a woman? Oh yeah. Crystal.

            Is it perfectly clear that God intended for parents to have the responsibility for teaching and caring ofr their children? Oh yeah. Crystal.

            So you see, whether it be with our U.S. Constitution or with the Bible, the real problems don’t come from the relatively few things that are left unclear by both, but rather from people who deliberately ignore the important things it HAS made clear, in favor of their own selfish agendas.

            What matters is the truth, and the truth is well documented. Be a good chap and adjust your life and opinions to conform to the truth, rather than subverting the truth to make way for your opinions.

      • johmill

        Your post is a couple months old but I just came across it. I don’t know if you’ll see this, but whether you do or not it’s such an important point that I’ll make it for any other future readers.

        You’re wrong saying that most Americans are Christians. While about 70% claim to be, the vast majority are not. That is clearly seen by their denial of core tenants of the faith. In fact, Jesus warned that MANY would come to him at judgment and claim to be His followers and He’d say to them “Get away from me, I never knew you.” Did you get that? He never knew them!! It’s also why the Bible says to examine yourself to be sure you’re a true believer. And Jesus even said that the way to heaven was narrow and few would find it.

        I think that paints a pretty clear picture that most people who profess to believe really don’t. My guess is that only 3-5% of those who claim to be Christian in America truly are. The Christianity taught in America’s churches is watered down mush that Christ would spew out of His mouth because it was luke warm. Christ will not settle for that. I suggest you seriously examine your faith and don’t interpret Christianity through a lens you’re comfortable with. See it through Christ’s eyes and you will find it divides people.

        • GowithGod

          Well said and spot on johmill.

        • ErikDC

          In summation, you believe that you, and only a handful of others like you, are the true followers of Christ.

          Well, that’s not a very unique opinion. A myriad of people have been saying that for centuries. That’s why there are so many different Christian denominations.

          Nonetheless, good for you. I hope you find fulfillment in that.

          • johmill

            Contrary to the tone you put forth, I see myself as blessed and fortunate that I found the truth. And yes, only a small number are true followers of Christ, according to His own words, not mine.

            It’s not about a myriad of people in different denominations. The many different denominations were often at their beginning pretty well on target doctrinally. Their theological differences were not things that separate people from God, but things of question from a human perspective that God will reveal where each of us has been wrong when we get to heaven. Denominations, which are Protestant, were started for many different reasons, not always because they thought everyone else was wrong. Their core doctrine was the same in the beginning whether they were Lutheran, Methodist, Baptist, or whatever. Over time many of them drifted and followed men rather than the Bible’s teaching. They ended up putting a personality over seeking God’s truth.

            The fact is that throughout history there has been a consistent small minority of so-called “believers” that have held to the true faith as revealed by God. As time went by inevitably most humans would drift but that small remaining thread would continue. You saw it with the Jews as the developed the Pharisees and Sadducees, then Jesus came and brought the New Testament church to bring faith back to what God intended. Then developed the Roman Catholic church and the Protestant Reformation happened to bring the back what God intended. Then as the Protestants started drifting the evangelical movement came along to once again hold true to God’s teaching. Now the evangelicals have drifted so far that most of the evangelical church is about as far from God’s truth as the Catholics were when Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses to the Wittenburg Door to start the Protestant Reformation. There’s still a small thread of believers, but it’s only those who truly follow the Bible and haven’t fallen into the traps of the drifting from truth that man can always do.

            And thank you for your wishing of good to me and that I’ll find fulfillment in it. I have found fulfillment in it. I was not raised in a Christian home but became a Christian later in life after studying the world’s religions. And yes, it has given me fulfillment. What makes me sad is that I doubt (and I’m hoping I’m wrong) that your intention in your comment was truly a wish of goodwill. Rather, I suspect it was rather sardonic.

          • ErikDC

            I’m not interested in debating your faith. You have yours and I have mine. That is perfectly fine with me. I’m glad you found your way to Christ. I was baptized as an infant.

            My well wishes were sincere.

          • RCQ_92130

            Baptism. It’s a conscious, public statement of one’s faith. Being baptized does NOT lead to salvation, nor make the individual baptized a Christian, saved, or anything else other than baptized. Being “baptized” as an infant is meaningless since an infant is incapable of declaring his or her acceptance of Christ as his or her savior. This declaration is everything that baptism is.

            I was raised an Episcopalian and thought as do you until 8 years ago. One time an individual questioned my Christianity and i reacted as did you just now. You see, I simply did not know and thought i was a christian because i attended a church that called itself ‘christian’. heck – I went almost every Sunday!

            Luckily (for me) the Episcopal ‘church’ fell victim to a hostile takeover by IntegrityUSA, the gay activist group, and it became impossible to remain. Only then did I come to realize all those rituals, all those purple robes, all those old and beautiful buildings — meant nothing and CERTAINLY did not mean I was a Christian.

            Maybe some day you will learn also.