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“Human passions unbridled by morality and religion…would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.” – John Adams

December 6, 2016 Headline: Confused Pastor Defends Trump and say’s Sodomite “Marriage” is the Law of the Land 

Once again, the American Church has its role upside down as they turn and capitulate (Psalm 78:9).  It is for the Church to lead as they follow the Christ (Exodus 20; John 14:6), where the gates of hell shall not prevail (Matthew 16:13-20)

The Declaration of Independence, which underlies the Constitution, holds that the rights of the people come from God, and the powers of the government come from the people.

the Supreme Court Justices are as is any other appointed judge.  They are to discover and to apply written law, and to sit during good behavior (Article 3, Section 1 of the United States Constitution).  If not, they are lawfully to be removed (Article 2, Section 4 of the United States Constitution). 

President Andrew Jackson said: 

“If the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of what the Constitution says, then we have ceased to be our own rulers (Under God), and the Supreme Court is our ruler.”

To reaffirm President Jackson’s statement, the Supreme Court declared:

“We are a Christian people…according to one another the equal right of religious freedom, and acknowledging with the reverence the duty of obedience to God.” -United States v. Macintosh (1931)

Like President-elect Donald Trump, a prominent Baptist minister in Texas who backed Trump’s campaign efforts says that despite his opposition, same-sex “marriage” is “settled law,” and Christians should move on to another issue, such as abortion. (That is, where the American people are guilty of the blood of over 57 million babies since 1973)

Robert Jeffress, who leads First Baptist Church in Dallas said, 

“This is not going to be re-litigated by the Supreme Court. That is the law of the land. I wish it were different, but it’s not different.” 

 

To regularly hear unscriptural teaching is a serious thing. It is a continual dropping of slow poison into the mind. ~J.C. Ryle

This also applies to the United States Constitution.

I wrote in a past article….

The stage has been set, and just in time. Before the elections, Obama came out in support of homosexual marriage. Of course, he first had to repeal DADT and place 225 homosexuals in key positions…such as the Supreme Court… before he made his announcement. 

Such a one is Elena Kagan.

 Elena Kagan is the former dean of students at Harvard. Contrary to Harvard’s founding mottos, “For Christ and the Church” and “For the glory of Christ,” Kagan is known for “Queerifying Harvard.”

During her tenure, she did the following:

 Kagan hired former ACLU lawyer William Rubenstein to teach “queer” legal theory, in which he taught courses on taking up new identities such as bisexuality, transgender f**k, involving polygamy, sadomasochism, and the sexuality of minors. 

Kagan also hired other radicals (a lesbian and a transsexual) to teach transgender law courses, as well as Cass Sunstein who has written in support of polygamy and free-for-all marriage relationships. 

Kagan viciously attacked our military in opposition to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” even banning military recruiters from coming on campus. Kagan’s attempt to ban the recruiters was unsuccessful, and even after losing her legal campaign, she encouraged students to continue protesting them. 

Kagan’s radical activism on campus was so toxic that there was even a campaign to make the entire university trans-inclusive, using Harvard’s “gender identity” non-discrimination policy to spew gender confusion among students on campus. 

Elena Kagan has never judged a case a day in her life, yet Obama, unqualified for office himself, has seen fit to “qualify” her on the Supreme Court bench…just in time for the Court to review homosexual marriage. 

How deprived is the understanding of the modern church when it comes to its own history!

Instead of preaching “Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins” (Acts 2:38) and establishing righteousness through judgment (Isaiah 51:4), they just simply go along to get along as they lead the sheep into the ditch (Matthew 15:14).  Of course, they do this for the approbation of men (Luke 16:15).

What a contrast to the preachers who thundered from America’s pulpits before, during and after the Revolutionary War, causing the colonists to stand up in the face of tyranny. The British labeled them as the much-feared “Black Robed Regiment.” The British were not the only ones who recognized them as the bulwarks of America’s Independence.

“Mighty men they were, of iron nerve and strong hand and unblanched cheek and heart of flame. God needed not reeds shaken by the wind, not men clothed in soft raiment [Matthew 11:7-8], but heroes of hardihood and lofty courage. … And such were the sons of the mighty who responded to the Divine call.” –Bishop Charles Galloway, 1898

“The ministers of the Revolution were, like their Puritan predecessors, bold and fearless in the cause of their country. No class of men contributed more to carry forward the Revolution and to achieve our independence than did the ministers. … [B]y their prayers, patriotic sermons, and services [they] rendered the highest assistance to the civil government, the army, and the country.” – Historian B. F. Morris, 1864 

“The Constitutional Convention and the written Constitution were the children of the pulpit.” –Historian Alice Baldwin, 1918 

Concerning the headline article I referenced at the beginning, I am here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth. There has never been and never will be any such thing as “sodomite Marriage.”  As a matter of fact, never in the history of mankind has there been any such thing.

“No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the Law of God!” -William Blackstone Commentaries on the Laws of England English Common Law 

And God’s Law clearly states that “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:24; 2 Peter 2:6; Jude 7-8). 

John Adams, the second President of the United States said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” 

Here gives way to the enemies of all righteousness (Acts 13:10).  For they know how to lie better than the self-professed righteous know how to live out the truth (Hosea 4:6). 

Son of Liberty Samuel Adams said, “A general Dissolution of the Principles and Manners will more surely overthrow the Liberties of America than the whole Force of the Common Enemy.” 

 “The Church is to be the moral compass of society” -President John Adams (Matthew 5:14-16)

The Church is to overcome evil with good. As our forefathers rightly exhibited, “Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”

The work now begins.

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donald-trump-accepts-the-nomination-public-domainOptimism about the future of the U.S. economy has not been this strong since Barack Obama’s first presidential election victory in 2008. Donald Trump promised us an economic resurgence, and what is not to like so far? As I discussed earlier this week, stocks are soaring, businesses are already announcing that they are bringing jobs back to the United States, and the U.S. dollar has been lifted to levels that we haven’t seen in many years. Many are referring to this post-election surge as “Trumphoria”, and I think that is quite appropriate. Personally, I couldn’t imagine financial markets behaving this way if Hillary Clinton had won the election. Right now tens of millions of Americans are feeling deeply optimistic about the future for the first time in a very long time, and this is clearly reflected in the results of the most recent CNBC All-America Economic Survey

The CNBC All-America Economic Survey for the fourth quarter found that the percentage of Americans who believe the economy will get better in the next year jumped an unprecedented 17 points to 42 percent, compared with before the election. It’s the highest level since President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008.

The surge was powered by Republicans and independents reversing their outlooks. Republicans swung from deeply pessimistic, with just 15 percent saying the economy would improve in the next year, to strongly optimistic, with 74 percent believing in an economic upswing. Optimism among independents doubled but it fell by more than half for Democrats. Just 16 percent think the economy will improve.

It is funny how our political perspectives so greatly shape our view of the future. Because Trump won, Democrats now have an extremely dismal opinion of where the economy is heading, while Republicans suddenly believe that happy days are here again.

Of course the truth is that the president has far less power to influence the economy than the Federal Reserve does, and so most Americans greatly overestimate what a president can do to alter our economic trajectory.

But for now most Americans (excluding Democrats) are feeling really good about where things are headed. In fact, we just learned that the University of Michigan consumer confidence survey has soared to the highest level that we have seen since 2005.

And of course the financial markets continued to roll onward and upward on Friday. The Dow was up another 142 points, and it is now less than 250 points away from the magic number of 20,000.

I never thought that we would actually get to 20,000, but thanks to “Trumphoria” we may actually get there before the wheels start coming off.

This post-election run has really been unprecedented. The following comes from CNBC

All major indexes have been hitting record highs since the election. In fact, the Dow has notched 14 record closes since then and gains in 20 of the past 24 sessions.

The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq also did something they haven’t done in more than five years: all three rose each day of this trading week. The last time all three rose every day during the same trading week was September 2011.

Wouldn’t it be great if every month during Trump’s presidency was like the last 30 days?

Trump promised that we would start winning so much that we would actually start getting tired of winning, and so far we are off to a tremendous start.

As I discussed yesterday, some of the biggest winners from “Trumphoria” have been the big banks

The shares of Wells Fargo, the most hated bank in America these days, soared 28% over the past 30 days, Citigroup 25%, JP Morgan 26%, Goldman Sachs, which is successfully placing its people inside the Trump administration, 37%.

But is this momentum in the financial markets sustainable?

Of course not.

There are signs of emerging economic trouble all around us. For instance, Sears just announced that it lost 748 million dollars last quarter and that it plans to liquidate even more stores.

How in the world do you lose three-quarters of a billion dollars in a single quarter? If you had employees in every store literally flushing dollar bills down the toilet all day I don’t think you could lose money that quickly.

And the moment that Trump takes office, he may immediately be faced with a major financial crisis in Europe which has been sparked by the meltdown of large Italian banks. The following comes from a Forbes article entitled “Italy’s Banking Crisis Is Nearly Upon Us“…

There is a high degree of probability (approaching 90%, I’d say) that Italy will experience a severe banking crisis in the next few quarters. Perhaps they can stave off the problem for a year, but something will have to be done about the banks.

Unfortunately, it looks like things are about to get very real for Italian banking giant Monte dei Paschi di Siena. According to Reuters, the European Central Bank has turned down their request for more time to raise needed capital…

The European Central Bank has rejected a request by Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS.MI) for more time to raise capital, a source said on Friday, a decision that piles pressure on the Rome government to bail out the lender.

Italy’s third-largest bank, and the world’s oldest, had asked for a three-week extension until January 20 to try to wrap up a privately funded, 5 billion euro ($5.3 billion) rescue plan in the face of fresh political uncertainty.

The ECB’s supervisory board turned down the request at a meeting on Friday on the grounds that a delay would be of little use and that it was time for Rome to step in, the source said.

But most Americans have no idea what is unfolding in Europe right now.

As Americans, we tend to be largely oblivious to what is going on in the rest of the world, and at this moment “Trumphoria” has gripped our nation.

It is certainly not wrong to celebrate the fact that we are getting Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton, but let us also not lose sight of the fact that we are likely to be facing some tremendous challenges very early in 2017.

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<p/>Trumpeter and big band leader John Daversa responds with excitement to his first three Grammy nominations for a project dear to his heart. <em>Kaleidoscope Eyes</em> is his dreamy version of the Beatles done with Technicolor big band jazz.<br />
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						</a>John Daversa’s first Grammy® nomination (three, actually) is proof that when an artist pursues his bliss with a generosity of spirit and a pure, open mind, the stars align with the ultimate validation in the music world.<br />
Early Tuesday, the award-winning, Miami-based trumpeter and Frost School of…</p>
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Thank God for Jokes and Thank God for Mike Birbiglia

by Chris Hockman on December 10, 2016

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						</a>“A joke should never end with ‘I’m Joking’” says Mike Birbiglia who concluded his Thank God for Jokes Tour with a spectacular performance at the Tobin Center on Friday night. Birbiglia’s show was subtle but a perfect look in to what makes us laugh, and at the heart of it the sometimes very real…</p>
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Cardinals sign outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Cubs

by Jeremy Freeborn on December 10, 2016

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						</a>The St. Louis Cardinals have signed outfielder Dexter Fowler of Atlanta, Georgia from the Chicago Cubs to a whopping five year contract worth $82.5 million. Fowler is coming off a World Series title and the best Major League Baseball season of his career. Now he will be making an average of $16….</p>
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Mitchell Whitmore of Santa Ana, California won a World Cup bronze medal in Heerenveen, Netherlands on Friday. Whitmore placed third in the men’s 500 metre World Cup speed skating event. 
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Diamondbacks sign Fernando Rodney from Marlins

by Jeremy Freeborn on December 10, 2016

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						</a>The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed right handed relief pitcher Fernando Rodney of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to a one year contract worth $2.75 million on Friday. Rodney shared his time last season with the Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres. <br />
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Chris Young delivers holiday cheer to Moline

by Daniel DeSlover on December 10, 2016

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Chris Young, along with Dustin Lynch and Cassadee Pope, brought the final weekend of the his tour to IWireless Center in Moline, Ill., on Dec. 9, 2016. The trio dished out a solid night of country music to the packed house, including a duet by Young and Pope of their Grammy nominated “Think of You…

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Wilson is a Detroit based rock band that brings the fun wherever they go. AXS caught up with Wilson for a day in the life of the band in Indianapolis at the Egyptian Room where they played to a packed house of fans. The band is currently on tour with Steel Panther. They will also be joining the…

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To call Chris Thile a multifaceted artist hardly does this talent justice. California-born Thile is no stranger to ground-breaking. Not many young men get the notion at age 8 to start a band, but Chris Thile not only founded the progressive country trio, Nickel Creek, with brother and sister Sean…

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