This is just ONE reason why we homeschooled.
I have been in the ministry for fifty years now and I have learned that it is all too often thought by SOME that either a preacher makes too much money or he doesn’t really earn what he does make! Now, personally I am not a fan of most ‘popular’ preachers but John MacArthur is a good preacher. I don’t always agree with him on some things but that doesn’t take away from the fact he is a good speaker. As to what he gets paid from his church and other ministries is, I believe, between him, his church and the other ministries. John MacArthur and any other preacher worth their salt would know 1Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
These same men would know 2Corithians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. I will leave it at that but below is just a portion of what Julie Roys recently wrote concerning MacArthur’s salaries and an interview with MacArthur’s front man Phil Johnson.
Julie wrote that ‘Phil Johnson, director of John MacArthur’s broadcast ministry, Grace to You (GTY), argued in a recent videotaped interview with Justin Peters that MacArthur’s large salaries don’t reveal greed, but instead restraint, and his alleged nepotism is a farce. Yet when examined, the arguments Johnson presented are full of holes and raise even more red flags.’ The complete is at https://julieroys.com/johnson-defense-macarthur-more-red-flags/?mc_cid=6961317489&mc_eid=b13d34ad49
The interview with Johnson and Peters is below.
‘Following the media’s projection of his victory in the 2020 presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden has made “sweeping promises” to LGBT activists, according to The Associated Press.
Biden, a Democrat, plans to “carry out virtually every proposal” that LGBT activists have pushed for in recent years, the AP said. Biden’s agenda includes allowing individuals who identify as transgender to enlist in the military, as well as allow trans-identified servicemen to enter women’s-only areas (and vice versa), and cover trans-surgeries and cross-sex hormones for members of the military. He also plans to require all government contractors to have anti-LGBT discrimination policies, and will create LGBT rights positions at the State Department, National Security Agency, and other federal agencies.
The Biden campaign’s website includes a lengthy document detailing “the Biden plan to advance LGBTQ+ equality in America and around the world.”’https://www.christianpost.com/news/biden-makes-sweeping-promises-lgbt-activists-ban-soce-therapy-trans-athletes-girls-sports.html?uid=d3769f0ce2
It’s a great day BUT also a sad day because this pro-life woman only won by SIX VOTES when it should have been a landslide! Life versus death! The choice should be easy but even in Iowa people have been brain washed by those pushing evolution and supposed women’s rights! Anyway, ‘A pro-life woman seeking a Congressional seat in Iowa has defeated her pro-abortion Democrat opponent by just six votes, as the state certified its election results today.
A state board certified Iowa Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks as the representative-elect of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District over Rita Hart, to replace a retiring Democrat who supports abortion.
All 24 counties conducted a recount of results in Iowa’s Second Congressional District and the official numbers following the recount show Mariannette Miller-Meeks winning over Rita Hart by six votes, 196,964-196,958. It’s the closest race in the country, and a legal challenge to the results is likely.
The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated the victory and informed LifeNews.com that Miller-Meeks is the 18th new pro-life woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives this year, joining 11 returning incumbents.
Of the 18 newly-elected women, ten have flipped seats formerly held by pro-abortion Democrats.’https://www.lifenews.com/2020/11/30/pro-life-doctor-defeats-pro-abortion-democrat-in-iowa-congressional-race-by-just-6-votes/
Listen to the following people and ask yourself if you would follow any or all of the advice given by these Marxist/Leftist/Loonies? I know what I would do!
Sadly, here in Australia killing the unborn doesn’t get a mention when it comes to voting in state or Federal elections. This 2020 election in the USA has surely shown that ‘Politics is a dirty business. Mudslinging is common. It’s hard to figure out what’s true and what’s not. But one issue, another dirty business, is something that Christians in particular should know the truth about: abortion. And you know who should be pulling together to stump for a candidate who stands against the killing of our most vulnerable human beings? Our faith leaders. But instead, all we see are some of our most well-known faith leaders causing confusion and dissention.
In a recent article by John Piper, he stated that “boastfulness” is a bigger problem than abortion: “I think it is baffling and presumptuous to assume that pro-abortion policies kill more people than a culture-saturating, pro-self pride. When a leader models self-absorbed, self-exalting boastfulness, he models the most deadly behavior in the world.”
No one likes a braggart, but I’ve never seen boastfulness rip a baby limb from limb. Yet I have seen an abortion suction tube do just that. And I have seen a 13-week-old innocent baby fight for his life against that abortion instrument, only to die trying.
What a ridiculous comment from someone seen as a faith leader. And what a ridiculous justification to vote for a party that stands for the expansion of elective abortion through 40 weeks for any and every reason. Pathetic.
Pride doesn’t kill babies. Boastfulness doesn’t tear them apart in their mothers’ wombs. Arrogance doesn’t cause a baby to flee for their lives as sharp instruments seek to rip them limb from limb while they are still alive. No. Abortion does that and abortion alone.
We can’t legislate pride or boastfulness or arrogance. But we can legislate abortion. In fact, we can make it illegal. And that is what is on the line. Life is on the line. The innocent lives of precious babies are on the line. Not pride. Not arrogance.
Grow up. You aren’t voting for prom king. This isn’t a popularity contest.
Additionally, Phil Vischer, the creator of the “Veggie Tales”, released a video implying that a vote for pro-life policies was a wasted vote. I don’t consider Mr. Vischer a “faith leader” by any means, but I did find it quite ironic that the creator of a children’s series doesn’t find a pro-life vote worthwhile. Afterall, don’t you need children around to keep your Veggie Tales empire going? Anyway, not only was the video quite condescending to those of us who dedicate our lives to protecting the unborn, it was full of falsehoods. The video stated that the reason anyone votes pro-life is to overturn Roe v. Wade. That is a false assumption. Roe is one of many, many reasons pro-life voters vote for candidates who are don’t support abortion. The president has much power when it comes to pro-life issues.
Democrats keep touting the false line that under democratic presidencies, abortions are less because of democratic policies. This has zero to do with democratic policies and everything to do with state legislatures. During Obama’s presidency, the state of Texas passed a record-breaking number of pro-life legislation, decreasing abortion numbers across the state by 30 percent. Texas wasn’t the only one. Many states replicated these pro-life legislative efforts during his eight years in office, significantly decreasing abortion rates across the country.
Do you think politics doesn’t have a place in our religious communities? I’d wholeheartedly disagree. Unfortunately, we live in a society where sin has crept in and clouded societal judgement, just like it has throughout history, during the Holocaust and slavery. And abortion. I wish we didn’t have to legislate that killing unborn babies is wrong. I wish our society looked at growing children in the womb as Christ sees them: perfect creations with infinite dignity and worth endowed by our Creator.
Biden and Harris have already promised to work to overturn every state legislative victory that has helped to decrease the amount of abortions. That means no more ultrasound legislation, no more 20-week bans, no more bans of state funding for abortion facilities, no more waiting periods, no more parental consent for abortion, and no more care for infants born alive after failed abortions. No, this is not just about Roe. It’s about so much more.
This is why politics must be a driving force within our faith communities. Not only that, but God calls us to concern ourselves with government. Romans and 1 Peter talk specifically about our role in governmental affairs as Christians.
When people ask me about how I vote, I am not ashamed to tell them that I am a proud single issue voter. I vote on abortion. How someone cares for the most vulnerable among us tells me everything I need to know about every other issue. To me, there is nothing else as important as abortion. Nothing is as destructive. Nothing is as deadly. Nothing impacts us more. It impacts our economy, our social security, the morality of our society, our birth rate, and our overall humanity. If we are willing to violently kill the most innocent and vulnerable among us, why wouldn’t we be willing to abuse and harm others? If we are willing to dehumanize the most marginalized in our society, what makes us think that dehumanization wouldn’t spread to other marginalized groups? The elderly, ethnic minorities, the immigrant, the homeless? What we do to the least of these, we will do to all.
So please stop, Faith Leaders. Stop muddying the waters in order to justify voting for a candidate that supports killing children in the womb. Nothing else is more important. Nothing is more destructive than abortion. Nothing is killing more innocent human beings. Nothing is more dehumanization. And dare I say, I can’t imagine anything that must hurt the heart of Our Father more than the sacrifice of His creation in the womb. Stop using God to justify your immoral vote.’https://www.theclarionsound.com/the-church/abby-johnson-excuse-me-john-piper-but-pride-doesnt-kill-babies/
Letting companies know what you think concerning something they have done must work some of the time even if the company is Woke. ‘On Friday, Target confirmed to PJ Media that it had restored Abigail Shrier’s important book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze That’s Seducing Our Daughters, following backlash after Target.com removed the book from its inventory. The company appears to have removed the book after one solitary Twitter user complained. PJ Media had sent a press inquiry on Friday morning asking Target to account for its actions. Instead, the company reversed course.
“Yesterday, we removed a book from Target.com based on feedback we received. We want to offer a broad assortment for our guests and are adding this book back to Target.com,” Konnor Schmaltz, a Target spokesman, told PJ Media. “We apologize for any confusion.”’https://pjmedia.com/culture/tyler-o-neil/2020/11/13/exclusive-target-restores-transgender-craze-book-after-pj-media-inquiry-n1143633?utm_source=pjmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=08b5a1e2f2263b83e918fb56d7a12a3e&recip=26169367
This guy at the top in the Vatican is definitely out of step with what the Roman organization once held as far as sanctity of life. One example of this is that ‘Pope Francis reportedly congratulated former vice president Joe Biden Thursday, the Biden transition team claimed, even though Biden hasn’t officially won the disputed election and supports unlimited abortions.
Biden spoke with the Holy Father and thanked him for “extending blessings and congratulations,” according to Axios. Biden also praised the pope for “promoting peace, reconciliation, and the common bonds of humanity around the world,” the publication reported.
“The president-elect expressed his desire to work together on the basis of a shared belief in the dignity and equality of all humankind on issues,” Biden’s transition team said in a statement, Axios reported.
The publication noted that these issues include “caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.”
If Pope Francis mentioned Biden’s pro-abortion views and how they are out of step with pro-life teachings, neither the Biden team nor any media outlets report such a conversation having taken place.’https://www.lifenews.com/2020/11/13/pope-francis-reportedly-congratulates-joe-biden-even-though-hes-pro-abortion-and-hasnt-won/
One of the reasons society is like it is today is that the Bible has been banned from schools and too many homes.
“Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them….Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.” (Colossians 3:19, 21)
‘The creation of the first couple set the standard for everyone that follows. “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh….Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:23-24). The Lord Jesus quoted from that passage when He answered the question about divorce, insisting that since they were created from the same body, no one should attempt to separate them during marriage (Mark 10:5-9).
Now, in addition to the created order, we have the model of love demonstrated by the Lord Jesus Christ on behalf of the Church (Ephesians 5:25-27) and instructions on how men should “dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered” (1 Peter 3:7).
The “honor” that men are to grant to their wives includes a conscious effort not to be “bitter” against them. That word, pikraino, describes an attitude of exasperation, even including a tendency to become indignant or irritated.
Furthermore, godly fathers must be careful not to stimulate “strife” (contention, wrangling) among their children. Fathers who engender strife in their home guarantee that the children will become discouraged. The father must control his own “passion” while encouraging strength of character and a drive to excel among his children.
Without a strong commitment and willing obedience to God’s Word by the husband and father, the family will suffer turmoil and may be torn apart. In contrast, God’s standards provide the “rock” that withstands the storm (Matthew 7:24-25).’https://www.icr.org/article/12442/?utm_source=phplist9142&utm_medium=email&utm_content=HTML&utm_campaign=November+12+-+Family+Structure%3A+Husbands+and+Fathers
The following article is concerning a book that’s whole intent is to draw young people into the fluid LGBTQI (sodomite) family. Now the library is helping promote that lifestyle by promoting such a book.
‘Children typically learn their ABC’s at 4 or 5 years old. At that age it remains the responsibility of the village around them to protect them from anything that would harm them.
At the age of 4, children can’t always discern what is real and what is make-believe. Modern life, with its many distractions, can be confusing for young children.
Why then would Council libraries nationwide promote the LGBTQ-themed book, The GayBCs?
In this book for children aged 4-8 years old, the T no longer stands for Turtle, Train, or Top. No… T is for TRANS. The text continues…
“B is for Bi. You can shout it out loud: ‘I like boys and girls, and that makes me proud!’ C is for Coming Out. You’re ready to share what you feel deep inside; it’s okay to be scared.”
The book encourages little children to follow the gender path they feel like they are inside. And we wonder why increasing numbers of children nationally are confused about who they are and are struggling with mental disorders!
Children are being brainwashed into adopting a transgender lifestyle before they even enter school. This path, followed to its logical conclusion, ends up with pre-pubescent children receiving hormone treatment, followed by surgical mutilation, infertility, and a lifetime of tortured regret.
Protecting children is everyone’s business. Council libraries are funded by your tax dollars. They used to be quiet sanctuaries where children studied, families visited, and people read.
They have become yet another battle front in the culture war against the innocence of our children. Parents beware.’https://www.acl.org.au/blog_qld_genderfluidlibrary?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=enews%20201110&utm_content=enews%20201110+CID_fd6b26cc97b804bef529cfc9c007b5d9&utm_source=CreateSend&utm_term=Become%20aware