And he’s right. And that was one of his goals when he manipulated gullible Americans in order to install Trump in office.
Russian President Vladimir Putin used his annual address to hail the end of the United States’ influence on the world. According to a write-up from the Financial Times, Putin told his country “luckily this monopoly is disappearing. It’s almost done.” Putin went on to claim that Russia isn’t creating any problems for anyone and he has done his part to help create a dialogue with President Donald Trump. When Russia annexed Crimea the US began to enact repercussions on the country, but since Trump’s administration, Russia has had more flexibility to begin their own effort to influence the world.
He noted that Trump listens to what he says. “Empires often think they can make some little mistakes,” Putin said. ”Because they’re so powerful. But when the number of these mistakes keeps growing, it reaches a level they cannot sustain.” “A country can get the sense from impunity that you can do anything,” he continued in a speech at the annual Valdai Discussion Club at a ski resort near Sochi. “This is the result of the monopoly from a unipolar world . . . Luckily this monopoly is disappearing. It’s almost done.”
Russia won the moral war. America lost it. Because Americans elected a Russian pawn. An immoral reprobate named Donald Trump.
On November 12, Bishop Noel Jones, pastor of City of Refuge Church in Los Angeles and gospel singers Yolanda Adams and Hezekiah Walker will support the Unification Church as the church brings the “Only Begotten Daughter of God” to the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island for an evangelistic rally titled “Peace Starts with Me.”
Read the rest. And, again, no, Bishop Jones, etc., are not Christians because no Christian would take part in such a heretically blasphemous enterprise.
I will probably be posting it throughout the rest of time.
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So this is what it has come to… I think I’ll eat at home.
For Heidi to complain about a six figure salary plus excellent health insurance plus lifetime benefits is outrageous. She and her husband should live like so many Americans are forced to. Ungrateful wretch.
Heidi Cruz, the wife of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), is upset that she still has to be her household’s primary breadwinner because her husband “only” makes $174,000 a year as a member of the United States Senate. In an interview with The Atlantic, Cruz complained that her husband’s Senate career has meant that he’s been stuck making less than $200,000 a year for the past seven years, which puts more pressure on her to bring in the bucks.
But hey, Texas, send him back to DC….
Thanks to Tim Birtholet for capturing it…
We count fasting or kneeling in worship on the Lord’s day to be unlawful. — Tertullian
“There is great diversity among ecclesiastical writers, some affirming, others denying the freedom of the will. Even the same writer, in different places, seems oftentimes to express opposite sentiments on this subject, sometimes affirming and sometimes denying it. This diversity cannot be more readily settled than by a grammatical explanation of the word. For, if the term free will be used in the most common acceptation, it signifies nothing more than, that the man who possesses it is rational, or has mind and choice; that besides natural emotions and actions, concerning which there is no deliberation of mind or choice of will, a man has voluntary emotions, to the exercise of which the judgment of the mind and the inclination of the will concur; and that in virtues and vices, in order that actions may be called either good or bad, an intelligent mind is required and a will which either yields to or resists the judgment.” — Martin Chemnitz
That clears it right up, right? Ah the Orthodox Lutherans… what a blessing to the theological enterprise…
Today is the anniversary of Maurice Casey’s birth.
Maurice Casey was one of the best known scholars of the New Testament presently (or more properly, recently) working in the United Kingdom. He was a tireless researcher who devoted his life to a serious and, insofar as this is possible, an independent investigation of the New Testament freed from dogmatic constraints. Or more particularly, to the life of the Historical Jesus.
In the last years of his life Maurice suffered a series of ailments which left him weakened and stymied and yet he persevered manfully through his “valley of the shadow”. As he worked on his final publication (and certainly not knowing that it would be his final publication) he grew progressively weaker, progressively worse. And yet he was so troubled by the rise of the ‘mythicist’ movement that he was determined to see the project through to the end. I’m grateful that he was able to.
He’s worth remembering, on his birthday especially. I said so last year and I’ll say so next.
Yahweh, do I not hate those who hate you, and loathe those who defy you? My hate for them has no limits, I regard them as my own enemies. (Ps. 139:21-22)
That’s the ticket. Thankya!
If you find Jesus on every page of the Bible, you aren’t reading the Bible you’re reading INTO the Bible. And it doesn’t honor Jesus or Scripture to make the text something it’s not.
Oh, and Jesus didn’t write any of it. So there is no Bible by him. And certainly no paraphrase of the Bible by him (which is what this Dreck is!).
Please stop it.