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Nations play an important role in God’s redemptive purposes as He uses them to draw people to Himself. When embraced by the culture, some sins make it nearly impossible to fulfill God’s national purposes. Left unaddressed, these sins will eventually provoke God to judgment. Violence is one of these sins, making it something we must be capable of identifying and rejecting if we want our nation to experience God’s blessing and protection.
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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…Read More
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…
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…
Obstinance in the Face of COVID-19
Faced with an invisible enemy that has cratered our economy and threatens to kill untold numbers across our nation and around the world, we in America are responding in much the same way as those we read about in the book of Revelation. … When we arrive at the other side of this pandemic, what will be said about our reaction? How will we be changed? Will we respond like…
A Matter of Life and Death
Abortion deaths are down significantly from the 56 million global average between 2010 and 2014. Nevertheless, abortion remains the world’s leading cause of death, killing more than 42 million innocent babies in 2019. To put this into perspective, the total number of deaths by every other cause in 2019 was 58.6 million…
Why the Surge in Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes?
“It seems like it’s open season on Jews in New York City,” City Councilmember Chaim Deutsch lamented amidst a rash of at least nine anti-Semitic attacks in New York City during the final days of 2019—all of them occurring within less than a week. Six anti-Semitic incidents, five of them assaults, happened in an almost…
Should Women Be Trusted to Draw the Line on Abortion?
“My body; my choice” has been a prevailing mantra among abortionists for nearly 200 years. The belief espoused by Pete Buttigieg that women alone have a right to determine if and when they should have an abortion was also a favorite argument among Spiritists during America’s spiritism movement of the mid-1800s….
When Does Life Begin?
For a presidential candidate eager to adjudicate moral questions, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been remarkably reluctant to define the morality of abortion. He told Bob Costa that the questions surrounding when life begins are “almost unknowable questions,” and, “We will never be able to settle those questions in a consensus fashion, scientifically.” However, in an interview on The Breakfast Club, Mayor Pete suggested that the Bible may define life as beginning not at conception but at first breath….