The Supreme Court is made up of nine unelected justices who are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Once confirmed, they serve for life. These justices have been making so many landmark decisions the past several decades that many are saying our nation is no longer a republican democracy but rather an oligarchy (a nation run by a team or committee of people).
When we think of the word “Judgment” we conjure up images of God raining down fire upon Sodom (Genesis 19) or bringing a flood upon the earth (Genesis 6-8). However, Scripture teaches much more subtle and gradual forms of judgment that can take generations to complete; Part of the reason is because God gives people a chance to repent by not bringing sudden judgment and the other reason is simply God allowing people to destroy themselves by their own disobedience.
It is obvious that the USA is on the brink of a serious decline or even de-construction. If things don’t change, the America we know and love today will be much different in the next ten years. In regards to this article, the first few points serve as the primary cause for the other points. The following are fourteen reasons why America is on the brink.
A year ago, my dear friend Bishop Harry Jackson called a few leaders and discussed his plans to initiate an event to deal with the issue of the worsening racial divide in America. The result was “The Reconciled Church” event on January 15 (providentially the date of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday), which was hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes in the Potter’s House church in Dallas, Texas.
Years ago a well-known New York City megachurch pastor (whom I know and like) was interviewed by Katie Couric regarding his stance on several issues including same-sex marriage. To paraphrase (in my own words), the pastor essentially said that Jesus only dealt with the root issues of the heart and not the symptoms of sin; that is, Jesus never took a stand on the moral issues of His day. For us, this means we should not make general statements regarding important moral issues of society but instead deal with these controversial issues in personal dialogue with those who have questions.
I heard it said once that “failure is the parent of innovation.” This is a very true statement because before every successful career or endeavor there are usually a multitude of failures. We all have to learn to “fail forward.” As we entered a new year, we should have reflected on the successes and failures of the past year, using both as a trajectory toward a more productive experience this year. Each time we enter a new year, we should reflect on the successes and failures of the past year, using both as a trajectory toward a more productive experience this year.
In scripture there are five basic jurisdictions (or governments) God has set up in His Kingdom:
5-Religious or church government
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It should be obvious to all that the ultimate goal of the far left is to reinterpret and/or amend the First Amendment to take away religious liberty and freedom of speech.
A couple of years ago Time Magazine ran a cover story entitled “Transgender Tipping Point”, which essentially says the next civil rights movement is going to involve the growing transgender movement. This is no surprise to those of us who have been on the front lines of opposing same-sex marriage, since one underlying premise of same-sex marriage is a belief that there are no absolute, necessary distinctions between the sexes that make heterosexual unions and/or marriage beneficial to society.