COVID-19 / Riots / Injustice
Preparing God's people to both stand firm and minister through these difficulties
Our society is rife with examples of conflict between communities … Sometimes communities deliberately make others feel unwanted, but often these social cues are relayed subconsciously. … Recently this idea has become an important part of our national conversation on racial issues….Read More
Historically, racism has been defined as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” This is no longer the definition undergirding our modern conversations about racial issues. Instead, modern academics have…Read More
Chaos – The New Normal That Must Be Replaced
Stunned, I sat listening to an African American brother in Christ explain that last weekend, near the area in Chicago where he grew up, 104 Blacks were shot—almost exclusively by other Blacks—and 14 died. As our conversation concluded, his remarks piqued my interest: “Where is Black Lives Matter now? Why are there no protests over…
INSIGHTS: Racism – Side Winds Are Blowing!
How is Black Lives Matter different from the Civil Rights Movement led by Martin Luther King? How are Critical Race Theory and The 1619 Project trying to change the fabric of our nation? In this edition of INSIGHTS, Dave Warn and Eddie Ruiz explain how these side winds are currently blowing our nation off course and will likely be used by “the father of lies” to escalate racism in America.
10 Key Questions Black Lives Matter Has Yet to Address
It is wrong to privilege any race or class of people at the expense of another. Slavery was an abomination and an affront to what America claimed to represent, but so are affirmative action and wealth redistribution—the essence of what Black Lives Matter is demanding. … Regardless of the justifications proffered by political activists, Black Lives Matter seeks to codify inequality and preferential treatment in our national laws and policies … These unaddressed questions should be a part of any conversation about the importance of black lives and whether the American system is inherently racist….
Why the Black Community Cannot Grant Americans the Forgiveness They Seek
Collective guilt contravenes our Christian faith (Eze. 18:20) and the very principles upon which our country was founded. Moreover, it makes us as a nation vulnerable to the tyranny of retaliation. … What we are witnessing in America today is an afront to the biblical practice of repentance and forgiveness. Kneeling before our fellow man in order to confess…
Where America’s Riots Have Gone Wrong
What began as a cry for justice quickly evolved into a demand that Americans embrace a foreign approach to governance. Some, such as author and social critic Os Guinness, have noted that the leaders of this movement are attempting to replace the ideology of the American Revolution with that of the French Revolution. Fundamentally, they are replacing a biblical model with an expressly anti-biblical model….
Why Our Corrupt System Must Be Replaced
A veto-proof majority of city council members announced on Sunday their commitment to disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department. … It turns out Black Lives Matter is right about one thing—the system does need to be replaced. However, the reason has nothing to do with…
A Culture of Lies Produced These National Riots
Fear, ignorance, and misplaced good intentions have prompted far too many people to ignore facts in favor of preferred narratives, but there is a cost to suppressing the truth. … Left unchecked, the fruit of this lie will steal, kill, and destroy everything that once defined our country. Unfortunately, many Americans are like Nero who fiddled as Rome burned. We are frittering away our remaining time. Fearful of being labeled a racist or uncaring, we are reluctant to…
INSIGHTS: COVID-19 and Jesus’ Return
How come no one is talking about the connection between COVID-19 and Jesus’ return? It’s right there in Scripture! In this edition of INSIGHTS, FOA founder Dave Warn and pastor Eddie Ruiz bring the truth to bare on our current crisis and what is taking place in the bigger prophetic picture of the Bible.
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How Should Christians Respond to Tyranny?
“Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God” nearly became the motto of the United States. … Our founding fathers were convinced that Christians have an obligation to defend freedom and to resist tyranny. However, Romans 13 informs us that all authorities are appointed by God. Were our founding fathers misguided? How should Christians respond to tyranny?
Discerning the Spiritual Side of COVID-19
Four kinds of Christians have surfaced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first kind is those who believe that God has purposes in all things and who trust that everything we see unfolding is His doing. The second kind is those who believe that COVID-19 was created by scientists and, whether released accidentally or intentionally, this…