Is this right?

This series will look at various things which, at first glance, appear to be Christian. However, when we look deeper into them, they turn out to be anything but Christian.

Why does it matter that we're not a Christian nation any more?

Why does it matter that we’re not a Christian nation any more?

Why does it matter that we’re not a Christian nation any more?  Maybe a better question – Does it matter that we’re not a Christian nation any more?  Forget about the why – does it even matter at all?  For those who think we still are a Christian nation, please see Americans want to read the Bible more, but don’t. That should remove any doubt that we really aren’t.  And while this is written with the U.S. in mind – it’s true for any country that used to be Christian, but no longer is. 

The passage in Malachi says, Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”The question isn’t whether or not God will provide. No – the question is whether or not we will even bother to test God.

Some questions for Christians on immigrants

Some questions for Christians on immigrants

I have some questions for Christians on immigrants.  What are your feelings towards and about immigrants?  Doesn’t matter if they’re legal or illegal immigrants.  By the way, in the Bible, they were called aliens.  There was nothing about legal or illegal.  Is your view Biblical?  Or is it the one put forth by our President?  I have to ask because, well, it can’t be both.  It’s one or the other. And you know what Jesus said about things that came down to one of two choices.

the cross - where is forgiveness

Where is forgiveness? – ISIS bride’s father sues Trump administration.

The Headline:  Alabama ISIS bride’s father sues Trump administration over citizenship, seeks her return.  Trump says no.  My question for someone who claims to have done so much for Christians – where is forgiveness? Mt 6:14 “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”Yeah – that forgiveness.

Pope Francis signs peace declaration on ‘Human Fraternity’ with Grand Imam

Pope Francis signs peace declaration on ‘Human Fraternity’ with Grand Imam

Pope Francis signs peace declaration on ‘Human Fraternity’ with Grand Imam.  Really.  The Pope and a Grand Imam.  Agreeing on the “Human” Fraternity”.  At first glance, this is shocking.  On second glance, after reading the article from The Catholic Herald, it’s still shocking.  After reading comments from North Catholic Texas, on third glance, it’s still shocking.

Now, it’s time to really look into exactly what’s going on here. 

Is teaching the Bible in public schools a good idea?

Is teaching the Bible in public schools a good idea?

Is teaching the Bible in public schools a good idea?  I dare say, most non-Christians answer that question with a great bog “No!”  But what about Christians?  Do Christians think it’s a good idea for public schools to teach the Bible?  For what it’s worth, President Trump and the Supreme Court of the U.S. both say it’s at least legal.  And while the legal issues play a bog part in the discussion, that’s not my question.  My question for Christians to pray about and answer is whether or not it’s a good idea.

toxic water, as in Trump EPA won't limit 2 toxic chemicals in drinking water

Trump EPA won’t limit 2 toxic chemicals in drinking water

The headline on msn.com, from a Politco article is this: Trump EPA won’t limit 2 toxic chemicals in drinking water.  Here’s a couple questions for you.  Is supporting abortion worse than this, which affects millions of people?  Is being pro-LGBT worse than not even trying to provide safe drinking water for millions of people?  

even pagans do that

Even pagans do that

I can tell you some questions that Christians need to ask themselves in this scenario.  Am I really Christian?  Do I really believe what Jesus said?  Do I live my life like I believe what Jesus said?  Or does all that go out the window as soon as I leave church.  And that’s assuming going to church even happens.

Should we respond to hate with more hate?

Should we respond to hate with more hate?

Should we respond to hate with more hate?  I dare say, most people know the answer to this question.  It’s generic.  It doesn’t specify what kind of hate.  So chances are, most people would say “no, we should not respond to hate with more hate”.  The problem is, in the back of our minds, there’s an “unless it’s ______”.  If we’re talking about the specific kind of hate that pushes our buttons – the answer is quite different.  Even if we don’t like to acknowledge it.

Remember the Sabbath

Remember the Sabbath. Can we remember what we don’t really know?

Remember the Sabbath.  But what is the Sabbath?  I mean the capital “S” Sabbath, not the generic lower case “s” sabbath.  Where did it come from?  What is it for?  What should we do?  And what should we get out of it?
Remember the Sabbath. What if we don’t know what the Sabbath is about? Is there value in knowing the wrong thing? Can we remember what we don’t really know?

Those question stem from a book I’m reading.  This will be of the first of a number of quotes from it.  They appear to be from a Judeo-Christian point of view.  At least the words sound like it.  Some of them.  They put out as assumptions.  And then they lead the reader someplace.  To a conclusion.  However, does the conclusion stay within Christian teaching?  That’s the question we’ll examine here.

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