Many are asking where is/was God? We are now swirling into a downward spiral of destruction and chaos as witnessed by the events in our public schools, weather, people and yes our nation. You can clearly see all the events each year taking place and rising.
The following comments were made by Professor Pinker “It is not against religion. It is certainly against the belief that God interferes with the laws of the universe and that by praying to him we can make the world better. I think that is a dangerous belief because it’s not true. If we want to make the world better, we have to figure out how to do it ourselves. If we want to cure disease, we have to come up with antibiotics and vaccines and not prayer. If we want to stave off global warming, we can’t assume God won’t let bad things happen.”
He then says about Florida shooting, “Casting doubt on the idea that there is a benevolent shepherd who looks out for human welfare. What was the benevolent shepherd doing while the teenager was massacring his classmates.”
His conclusion, “he (God) is not listening and we saw that yesterday.”
Professor Pinker is not the only one one asking this question, nor is it a new question. Believers and unbelievers have cried out, God where are you?
Why are we asking this question when clearly we are the ones who are kicking him out of everything or we are standing by on the sidelines waving while God is being kicked out…. more
Many are offering thoughts and prayers for the people affected by the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Churches across south Florida have been holding prayer vigils and opening their doors to people in search of peace after 17 people died in the attack.
President Trump offered prayers of comfort and support for the families of those killed.
“In these moments of heartache and darkness, we hold on to God’s Word in scripture: ‘I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you,” he said. “We trust in that promise and we hold fast to our fellow Americans in their time of sorrow.”… more
Amen, Our Lord in Heaven who brings PEACE and HOPE!
Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
Psalm 33:22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
‘Get God Back in Schools’: Former NFL Player Calls for ‘New Foundation’ in Public Schools
Former NFL star Jack Brewer is speaking out in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that left 17 people dead.
“We have a crisis in our public schools and it’s affecting everyone,” Brewer said Thursday on Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria.”
Brewer and his family live in the Parkland, Florida area where his children go to school. He points out the community was named one of the top safest in the country on Monday, and now they’re dealing with violent tragedy…. more
A lawmaker in Georgia has introduced legislation that would effectively allow high school football coaches and other public school officials in the state who want to participate in a student-led and initiated prayer to do so.
After headlines were made last year when East Coweta High School football coach John Small was told by the school district that he could not engage in prayer with his team before games, State Sen. Michael Williams introduced Senate Bill 361 on Tuesday in an attempt to give Small and other coaches such a right.
The bill, titled the “Coach Small Religious Protection Act,” would take effect in the 2018-2019 school year and would amend state law relating to elementary and secondary education to provide “freedom of religious expression by faculty and employees of public schools while fulfilling the duties of their jobs.”… more
The family of a badly injured little girl named Chloe Clark is praying for a miracle for their daughter and encouraging other believers to join them.
Jared and Sarah Clark of Athens, Ala., have been posting details of their daughter’s urgent medical condition through videos on their Facebook page.
On January 8th, they shared a picture of Chloe with a bruised and bandaged face saying that she had been hurt in an accident at the construction site of their new home…. more
Lord we lift up Chloe to you. You know her life from the beginning to end please give them comfort and peace Lord. God we know what is the excellence for her!
U.S. Senate chaplain Barry Black brought down the house at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning, sparking cheers and inspiring thousands of audience members to jump to their feet.
Black’s riveting keynote address began with him telling the thousands of people in attendance that, despite such public division, Republicans and Democrats in Congress actually get together each week for both a prayer breakfast and a Bible study.
“Our lawmakers get together each week for a prayer breakfast. One of the things that really inspires me … is the closing prayer when they stand and join hands and they pray together,” Black said. “To see Republican, Democrat, Independent praying together — I find myself thinking, ‘Where are the C-SPAN cameras when you need them?’”… more
This article is an oldie but very good. Something to smile about!
Louisiana officials are making it clear that U.S. public schools do not need to be religion-free zones.
On Tuesday, state Attorney General Jeff Landry and U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., released the Louisiana Students Rights Review, a 15-page guide that lays out the rights of teachers and students for practicing their faith in public schools. It’s a document that Landry suggests is long overdue.
“Despite court ruling after court ruling affirming our constitutional rights of freedom of speech and expression, there remains confusion on the practical application of those rights in public schools,” the attorney general said in a statement…. more
I often wonder where my fellow believers stand, especially those who I stand alongside of in the church. We live in a day and age where there is much compromise and strife within the church. The church as a body of believers is struggling to understand how to deal with culture. Some seek to embrace culture, and others seek to protest culture. There is an important balance to strike here. And it’s clear that we need to be in this world, while at the same time we are not truly of this world.
Jesus said: “I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” -John 17:14-18
The whole Bible, cover to cover is the Word of God, all of it. How can I know if my brothers and sisters believe this? There is a fairly simple litmus test to administer. I’ll preface by saying that you probably won’t like it. I don’t like it. No one enjoys “controversial” topics like these. But it is a good way of knowing where someone stands; If someone stands more so with the Bible, or if someone stands more so with the cultural views of the world. Its a pertinent concern of our day and age…. more
I think one of the major problems with modern Christianity in America is our quick reaction to criticize someone rather than praying for them. Most Americans don’t know and will likely never personally meet President Trump, yet so many are quick to judge him solely because of what the media filers to our TVs, smart phones and social media newsfeeds. I dare say, we need to be praying for Trump rather than constantly criticizing him.
The Bible says in Romans 13:1b, “for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” The Apostle Paul, who wrote the Book of Romans, also writes in 1 Timothy 2:1-2, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
When was the last time you prayed for Trump, interceded for Trump, or thanked God for Trump? You don’t have to align with everything President Trump believes or does. The Bible doesn’t say to not pray for your leader if they don’t believe exactly the way that you do. Scripture says to pray for them, to intercede for them and to be thankful for them…. more