Faith Journal

The Issues

Posted by Palmer Davis on

We are using the tagline Faith, Family, Freedom to determine the priority by which we address various issues. Faith Jesus first: Orienting as Christians first, everything else second Back to basics ministry: Sharing Christian concepts and principles  Reasserting Christian values in American culture Faith over Fear: Family Fostering Biblical courtship and marriage Man-to-man outreach: The harms of pornography; restoring masculine mindsets; invested fathers Woman-to-woman outreach: Correcting the Feminist Deception; restoring the sanctity of motherhood; deprogramming on abortion, career and power dynamics between men and women Fighting the Nanny State: Indoctrination as Education in schools; invasive CPS practices; reforming foster and adoption pathways Freedom This comes last because we believe that strong...

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Standing Firm in Love

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Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love. (1 Corinthians 16:13) Paul counsels the Corinthians to stand firm and yet do everything in love. I find this passage perfect for the crossroads at which the Church stands.  One road seems to lead to lead to conflict, the other, compliance. One group of Christians (seem to) want to be on guard and stand firm against certain issues while the other type of Christian seems to believe "doing everything in love" means accepting everything. There is so much to sort out: what is really going...

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Kingdom of Heaven Explained

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Let's elaborate on the idea of One Kingdom.  The Kingdom of Heaven is a Biblical concept referring to the realm governed by God. It is not Earth; it is not corrupted. It is the "good place" we go to after our death if we have repented and given ourselves to Jesus. That sense of the Kingdom is our destination. But we sometimes forget that Jesus also used the phrase as a metaphor for the community created here on Earth now by practicing Christians. As John MacArthur explains: The kingdom of which Jesus spoke is, as Paul wrote, marked by “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 14:17)....

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One Kingdom Under God

Posted by Palmer Davis on

I was looking for other videos when I stumbled on this and immediately felt what might be called the emotion of conviction. It is the Holy Spirit saying, usually at the most inconvenient time, “Do not brush this off.” The emotion I felt was a combination of grief and shame that we have allowed the forces of darkness to send our country back decades if not centuries in terms of race relations. I’ll turn forty this year; America is more hyperconscious of skin color today than any other period of my life. As we are also more conscious of gender,...

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