Monday, December 27, 2004

Two of America's enemies join forces

In what is a revealing and troubling (but not surprising) development, CAIR, a group with well-documented ties to individuals and groups practicing Qu'ranic Islam, has enlisted the help of the ACLU in attacking and undermining Christian freedom in the United States.

The ACLU has a long history of attacking the religious freedom of the American people and of usurping the will of the people through the use of judicial activism. It has long sought (with a great deal of success) to undermine American Liberty.

CAIR, recognizing the effectiveness of the ACLU, has also chosen to use gross distortions of language and law to intimidate Americans.

Rather than succumb to politically-correct misspeak and be bullied into silence, Americans must continue the persistent and courageous declaration of Truth, for "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

ACLU, CAIR target group of mainly Christian schools

Sunday, December 12, 2004

The Incredulity of St. Thomas

by Caravaggio, courtesy Mark Harden

Faith without works is dead

Why are Christians losing America?

It is not enough to "believe" in Jesus.

The Apostle James warns Christians against the false security of thinking that faith apart from works is worth anything at all--"even the demons believe, and shudder."

In other words, faith without works is dead.

Some familiar with Christianity will no doubt object, saying, "We are saved by faith, not by works!" Yes, this is true. But the faith of which James speaks is real faith, the kind of faith that results in obedience to Christ, the kind of faith that results in action.

Jesus said, "If you love Me, obey My commands." He spoke often of the fact that His children will produce the works He intends.

Because it reflects the traditional Apostlic faith, Lutheran theology states it this way: "We are saved by faith alone, but not by faith that is alone."

The reason for the first Christmas

Behold! The Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world!

by Rubens, courtesy Mark Harden

Monday, December 06, 2004

+ Word of the Day +

"So I will acknowledge in front of my Father in heaven
that person who acknowledges me in front of others.
But I will tell my Father in heaven that I don't know the person
who tells others that he doesn't know me" (Matthew 10:32-33).