Our pastor said something similar a couple of months ago, noting there's no mention of America in the book of Revelation. The U.S. demands separation of church and state, and God is allowing it, despite the likelihood of bad results. Ironic that a Jew from Israel is pointing this out, however, as Israel too has chosen to be an explicitly secular state. I don't expect that to end well for either the U.S. or Israel.
I'd worry more about being called a fascist (or any other bad word), if I thought the people doing so could define such words properly. In general, I've noticed those who call others fascist are much more fascist in their views and behavior than anyone they so accuse. Typically, they love the idea of big government and big industry working together to run our national economy, with no interest in what any individual thinks or wants.
I'd worry more about being called a fascist (or any other bad word), if I thought the people doing so could define such words properly. In general, I've noticed those who call others fascist are much more fascist in their views and behavior than anyone they so confuse. Typically, they love the idea of big government and big industry working together to run our national economy, with no interest in what any individual thinks or wants.
When investing, it's best not to have all your eggs in one basket. For instance, although I have had accounts with various mutual fund managers over the decades, I once noticed they all used the same bank, and promptly went out of my way to find a fund family that used a different bank.
Several years ago, I noticed a fund family becoming too cozy with leftist politicians, and again made a change. Now I'm noticing the same thing with another fund family, and am again migrating my investments elsewhere.
Good analysis of home prices in real fixed value dollar terms. However, in a time of rapid or even hyperinflation, where the value of the dollar is declining steadily and perhaps rapidly, real estate can still be a worthwhile investment. One caution is that it can be taxed.
As a retired UM pastor, I found the Woodlands Methodist pastor's explanation of why they chose to "disaffiliate" with the United Methodist denomination well worth a listen, and wish them well as they depart. As he noted, there is much more to their differences of opinion than just about sexuality. For instance, he mentioned new pastors in that annual conference are advised to no longer refer to God as "father", even though Jesus himself recommended using that term of address for God (Mt 6:9.)
Seems like Nadler has the sequence of events backwards. That Clarence Thomas is in an inter-racial marriage suggests differing skin color wasn't a barrier to falling in love and getting and staying married. If it didn't matter to Thomas then, why would it matter to him now? Democrats always accuse others of racism, while practicing it themselves.
I was impressed by the child's response to being elbowed out of the way -- she immediately resumed her previous position right next to Pelosi. I'm here. Get used to it.
"Among conservatives and married adults, there has been essentially no change."
If you believe the text of the Old Testament, there is no doubt that the land of Israel was promised to the descendants of Abraham, a promise fulfilled in the time of Joshua. However, it was also taken from them when they indulged in the same sins that had gotten it taken away from its previous inhabitants.
Whether Jews still have any claim to Israel beyond that they hold it militarily remains debatable. Part of the problem is that much of modern Israel is intentionally secular, which seems a poor foundation for seeking God's blessing on their holding of that land.
Personally, I'm content to leave the matter up to God, and wish the U.S. would stop trying to make all the problems of the World ours to solve. We can't afford that, and trying will only speed our own destruction as a nation.
Any "Evangelical" whose solution to every social problem is "Vote Democrat" is misguided at best.
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