From the twitter
@InjusticeFacts - Even though there are 25 million Arab Christians in the world, 96% of Fox News viewers believe that all Arabs are Muslim.
Why is that not surprising?
Even before rogue abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted in Philadelphia on May 13 of delivering and then killing late-term infants, abortion opponents were convinced they had a case that could reshape an abortion debate that has remained static over the years.
After the verdict, they were even more confident.
“Dr. Gosnell is only the front man; and the real trial has only just begun. The defendant is the abortion license in America,” Robert P. George, a Princeton law professor and leading conservative activist, wrote after a jury convicted Gosnell of three counts of first-degree murder for snipping the spines of babies after botched abortions.
David Gibson may think that there are several reasons why Gosnell’s sick and twisted murderous behavior won’t be a change-influence but it all really boils down to just one:
Americans may act appalled by horrific deeds, but they’re not bothered enough to change policy. They aren’t bothered by abortion on demand. They aren’t bothered by drunk drivers constantly murdering innocent victims. They aren’t bothered by the negative effects of climate change. And they aren’t bothered by much of anything (as long as they have sports, money, drugs and food, nothing else really matters). Appalled? Oh sure, for about 5 seconds. Bothered? Not even for 1 second.
A British father who was allowed to spend time with his two children for the first time since an acrimonious divorce today admitted slitting their throats, according to French media reports. Agence France-Presse, France’s national news agency, reported that the man had confessed to the double murder in Lyon on Saturday while being questioned with a lawyer in a police station. The reports have not been verified. His former wife had handed over their 10-year-old son and daughter, aged five, on Friday evening, and they spent a night in the old family home in Saint-Priest, around three miles from the city centre.
Evil. Pure, unmixed, unspeakable evil.
The man, aged 48, was allegedly a heavy drinker, who had been violent towards his wife before their divorce up to three years ago.
A heavy drinker (because that’s an excuse)…
When the mother, an accountant’s assistant also in her forties, returned to pick up the children from the second floor apartment at around 5pm on Saturday she saw the father looking panicked. “He was in the stairwell of the block, and his clothes were covered in blood,’ said a neighbour. “He made off on a pair of roller-skates.”
People… tell me again how they’re ‘evolving’.
- Briton ‘held in France over deaths’ (bbc.co.uk)
- british man arrested suspicion of slitting throats two children france (thesun.co.uk)
- Divorced Briton admits killing children in France (thenewstribe.com)
- Briton held over children’s deaths (oddonion.com)
- Elsewhere In The World: Drunken And “Wife Beating” Briton Accused Of Slitting His Young Children’s Throats In France (bossip.com)
- British man arrested after his children have their throats slit in France (express.co.uk)
“They who wish to become partakers [of a grace] of so great a benefit must be a part of Israel, that is, of the Church, out of which there can be neither salvation nor truth.”
“Such as forsake the Church … wholly alienate themselves from Christ.”
“…Departing from the Church is a falling away from the living God”.
So Calvin on three separate occasions. No church, no salvation. Know church, know salvation.
This gavel was made from wood from the Tower of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Geneva, Switzerland. More specifically
This timber beam was there when Calvin taught and preached in that famous cathedral and for four hundred years it called the worshippers to the peaceful shelter of the old sanctuary. In recent years, having accomplished its labors there, it gave place to modern beams in the erection of a new tower to conform with ancient design before the fire of 1430. The Administrative Council of Geneva, now controlling this building, through the good offices of Francis B. Keene, the American Consul, presented this congregation with a large section of the beam, and gave orders for its shipment.*
So there you have it: recycled and repurposed wood from the place where Calvin preached. Fun, right?
*Calvin memorial addresses (p. 12). Richmond, VA: Presbyterian Committee of Publication.
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Need proof that higher ed is nothing more than big business? How about the fact that American Colleges and Universities treat their faculty like employees and their President’s like corporate CEO’s. No longer is it about education- it’s about money. And American Colleges and Universities may mock pay for schools like Phoenix College and ITT Tech, but they are all exactly the same: for profit institutions concerned with that and not educating students.
Adolph Schlatter died on the 19th of May, 1938. I am unashamed to say that I think him one of the smartest exegetes of the 19th or 20th centuries. He knew the text and it shows on every page of every commentary he wrote. And he wrote one on every book of the New Testament. Indeed, several New Testament books were treated more than once! Sadly, very few of his works have been translated into English, which means he is essentially unknown in the non-German speaking world.
But he also wrote an introduction to the Bible (as a whole), dogmatic, and philosophical works. He was well read and very learned, as even a cursory glance at his biography will show.
He has been accused of antisemitism by his detractors, and he may well have suffered a bit of it in his last years. His little piece titled Wird der Jude über uns siegen? Ein Wort für die Weinachtszeit, which he published in 1935, is more an encouragement to Christian fidelity to the standards of the faith and the uniqueness of Christianity than an attack on Judaism. Yet, it is more than a little discomfiting. Especially when Schlatter writes Der Jude haßt- Jesus nimmt dagegen jedem, den sein Wort erfaßt, den Haß aus der Seele. I sure wish he hadn’t. But I also wish Luther hadn’t written what he did about the Jews.
Yet the memory of neither Luther nor Schlatter should be controlled by one ill conceived idea when the vast majority of their work was positive and beneficial. People shouldn’t be remembered only for their mistakes (though of course this is often what happens- in some cases deservedly admittedly).
In memoriam Adolf Schlatter…