"It's the most important thing that I think about throughout the day. When I wake up, when I go to work, I want to know that what I'm doing is pleasing to Him, that I honor Him and His Word, because that's the most important thing," Phillips said.
But Phillips' Christian faith landed him in trouble with the law. His crime: adhering to his biblical belief that marriage is only between one man and one woman.
Now Obama is using Israel as a lever to push Egypt back into the Islamist camp. Egypt's rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood broke the Arab Spring. Political Islam, which seemed to be on the ascendance, is back to being a freak show represented by terrorists and Turkey's mad mustachioed dictator.
Egypt was where Obama went to begin the Arab Spring. Egypt is still his target. Israel is just the lever.
Ever feel as though you are all alone, in waiting for the Lord to return? Do you attend a church that would rather give a seminar on the Ebola Virus, than the Lord's return? Ever feel as though you want to watch and wait, but then life takes over and you get caught up dealing with the problems and cares of this life? Ever feel as though you simply don't have enough hours in the day to devote to spending time with God? Ever feel as though you don't think you make a difference?
Well friend, if you've ever felt that way, you are not alone.
Senior Israeli officials: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accepted the preconditions of Hamas. He took Hamas' proposal, via the Qataris, and made it the U.S. proposal. He is operating against the declared interests of the U.S. in the Middle East.
Senior Israeli political officials vehemently criticized Kerry's proposal. After Egypt proposed a cease-fire with no preconditions, "Kerry came and accepted the preconditions of Hamas," Israeli political officials said. "Kerry took [Hamas political bureau chief] Khaled Mashaal's proposal, via the Qataris, and made it the American proposal. Kerry is seeking to reward a terrorist group. Kerry is operating against the declared interests of the U.S. in the Middle East, acting against America's allies, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, among others."
The president praises the "contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation."
In his message to Muslims on their holiday Eid al-Fitr, issued Sunday, Barack Obama asserted that "Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy." He did not, unfortunately, provide even a single example of these "many achievements and contributions" that Muslims have made to "building the very fabric of our nation," but he said that there were many, so they shouldn't be hard to list a few, right?
Just watch and see - as churches and church leaders become more embracing of committed, homosexual couples, they will move further and further away from the preaching of future wrath and divine judgment, ultimately embracing universalism in one form or another.
Secretary of State John Kerry's intervention in negotiations among Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority has caused more casualties, not preventing them, Charles Krauthammer said Monday on Special Report. His effort drew criticism from all, including criticism from a left-wing paper and the Israeli cabinet, which voted 19–0 against the plan Kerry had negotiated.
"Israeli cabinets have never voted 19–0 on whether the sun rises in the east. It was unbelievable," Charles Krauthammer said.
A Samaritan's Purse doctor working in Liberia to fight the deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus in history is one of two Americans to have contracted the disease, while one of Liberia's top doctors died of the virus on Sunday.
The Christian relief group, which is leading operations at a treatment center in Liberia, announced that Dr. Kent Brantly is currently undergoing treatment at a Samaritan's Purse isolation center.
The situation facing European Jewry is "simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable," Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee on Monday.
Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel's invasion of Gaza an "SOS situation," Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which filed an amicus brief on behalf of more than 230,000 Americans urging a federal appeals court to protect a Cross Memorial at The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, said Monday's decision by a federal appeals court upholding the display of the cross represents a "significant constitutional victory."
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second District Monday ruled that a challenge by the American Atheists "fails on the merits" and upheld the display of the Ground Zero Cross.