The growing Islamist influence in the top echelons of the GOP should concern people regardless of their political affiliation.
The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood drafted a secret plan in 1991 that defined its “work in America as a kind of grand jihad…in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.” It was not a doctrine of violence, but of activism based on aligning with non-Muslim political forces. It listed about 30 of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends” to accomplish it. This document was recognized as authentic by the U.S. Department of Justice as was introduced as evidence in the Holy Land terror financing trial.
Secretary of State John Kerry told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday afternoon that it is a "mistake" for people to raise the issue of whether Palestinians would agree to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The Israeli government has insisted that Palestinians do so as part of an agreement, while Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the nations of the Arab League have all rejected Israel's demand.
What really bothers me is this: Why are these people so offended? Why can't they just ignore the Bible and these symbols of faith (NOT RELIGION!) and move on? The answer to that is simple: Seeing this book or these symbols, or hearing of God convicts the atheist! As hard as they try to distance themselves from "religion," the more "religion" gets closer to them.
Actually, it is God that is getting to them! For all they do to try and get away from God, the more they run into God. It bothers their conscience.
The Air Force Academy admitted Wednesday that a cadet leader had to remove a Bible verse he had displayed outside his dorm room because it offended non-Christians and could "cause subordinates to doubt the leader's religious impartiality."
The controversy started when a cadet leader posted a passage of scripture on his whiteboard with a quote from the New Testament book of Galatians. "I have been crucified with Christ therefore I no longer live, but Christ lives in me," the verse from Galatians 2:20 read.
For months, some conservatives have been raising questions about the Common Core State Standards—some valid, some not. Several concerns relate to the process officials used to develop and adopt the standards. Others focus on the assertion that the Common Core will result in a federal takeover of curriculum, deep invasions of personal privacy, or indoctrination in the classroom.
In an interview with Dr. Michael Brown this week, Pastor Khoury took on current Christian efforts to demonize Israel and the Jews, even as the perpetrators cunningly reject institutionalized Replacement Theology.
It should be noted that Pastor Khoury takes a great risk to speak out so boldly, given that he lives under the reign of the Palestinian Authority. Prayers for his well-being are in order, and information on how our readers can further support his ministry is provided below.
Do Palestinian Arabs want to live side by side with a Jewish state? Or do they want to see Israel go away?
Two-thirds of Israeli Jews don't trust U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to take Israel's security into account in the search for a peace agreement with the Palestinians.
That's according a peace index poll taken this week.
But the survey isn't likely to stop American pressure for a deal between Israel and the Palestinians, which some are calling a major foreign policy failure.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sponsor of the ENFORCE the Law Act, delivered a fiery speech and read a series of statements by Obama when he was an Illinois senator in which he warned of the encroachment of the executive on the powers of the other branches of government.
Byler told The Christian Post that he and Challis actually took their general definition for "New Calvinism" from a secular source: a 2009 Time Magazine story that listed the movement as one of their "10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now."
"It's such a nuanced movement and there's so much that goes into it," Byler said, adding that he populated much of the chart with voices that "made up this resurgence in broader Evangelicalism and then even narrower Calvinism."
U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini was reportedly pinned down and shackled on Wednesday at an Iranian hospital, where he was also denied much needed surgery.
"This morning Iranian guards lashed out violently against Pastor Saeed and an elderly relative who had been able to visit him in the hospital. Pastor Saeed was pinned down and shackled. His elderly relative was roughly handled and expelled from the hospital," the American Center for Law and Justice, which represents Abedini's wife and two children in the U.S, stated.