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Russian Orthodox Church defrocks coronavirus-denying monk
"Church panel in the Ural Mountains city ruling today to defrock the priest. Who has attracted nationwide attention by urging believers to disobey church leadership and defy a closures. Church closures during the pandemic. The monk did not show up at that panel meeting today and rejected the ruling. Wgt news time for 15. We save big money with our progressive home and auto bundle and used the cash to take a
Haka and cultural appropriation
"The Haka is a part of Mari Culture. It's a type of movement that involves the whole body invoice New Zealand's rugby team. The all blacks performed a version of it at competitions around the globe here they are performing it in Japan during a match last year's Rugby World Cup. Many team members are Maury. What you'll hear is they're stomping their hands beating on their chests entice. On how. It's impressive to watch a Haka. Traditionally, it's not for entertainment. It's ceremonial has deep roots in multiculture. Of course, some people don't understand that and mimic anyway. A handful of Brazilian companies use the Haka in their corporate retreats. The Non Murray owner of Hakka training said he learned hawk. By watching videos of the all blacks rugby team. Another company huck Brazil performed the Haka at a Ted talks event such displays. Displays are drawing criticism from Murray people, and they're calling it cultural appropriation. We'll get more and what Hawk is and represents today. We are going to start off in new. Zealand joining us today by skype from Christ Church in South Island is cut Edina. Tell you to, and he is a cultural adviser, and he is Maori. Welcome to native America calling cut of please feel free to further. Introduce Yourself. He, he he he. He made keenum on Athena. Royal Amiga Kotel Kartal Teen Aquileia Lhasa. Choir here Julio or Tiki nor Knighthood Huda. Moon. Killer. Angry to have you here and so we say Haka in before we go any further. How do you like to describe it? A DESCRIBE IT AS A. Traditional ceremony that was formed traditionally by. Warriors before going to war. A Sierra Monitor trump. Please the. He of. War TOMATO INA. was also a former cy cop. The warriors before battle. at performed in. The different areas such as funerals as a way to express emotions. And it was also used as a way to. Win Strangers, come visit. It was a white make sure they were friendly. visit hasn't not enemies. That in probably pre colonization, the has changed a little bit and Would we do use it for? Entertainment purposes now. But the also that buried deep spiritual connection in traditional values associated with the Hutto. In when you're teaching, young people or young people are taught about this in a traditional sense What are they told what is happening because you're using your breath, you're using your body. You're using your your own personal sound What is taught to young people about why you do this in what it is, you're actually giving. So I think this probably two different forms of teaching now this the form of Hakka where you taught to try and intimidate the the opposition and Chevy Hafeez. Scary became. The. The the the other way where some people are taught. For entertainment purposes for competitions against other. Maori people. but as ways. To Euro has taught. That is very serious It's a very serious epsom is. you must take everything seriously you have to. Respect the the different deities that are involved. You You can't make fun of the hacker. You've got to respect your sisters who? Pass on the knowledge of the hookup. And at different tribes have different roles. whereas brought up, you can only do the hacker. With be a fate. And you hit Utah To. Slap you chased You're McCain. Make as much noise as you possibly came. In, so what does it translate to hookup? So these. Years. Does the Hukou as? Some people call it a pretty bored aunts were. A Warrior's dance, but then it depends on. The HAKKA! This is quite a few different Hukou. Hukou has its own unique. meaning. The I think the mice. Common Hacker around the world seems to be the one the all blacks. The. New Zealand rugby team. Comedy. So they'd say. was dedicated to. A woman, who headed, Chafe and a in the ground and a criminal put. And it expresses have the chief. was fearing death. And how? He didn't he had the sense of being of life again and in hell wants the live. The criminal was removed. He saw the the lady setting on top any saw the light. So this multiple different meanings different hugger. In so when you see it being performed by non-indigenous people, what are you witnessing? More often than not I see. non-indigenous people who think that it's funny. They they mock at culture by doing it. why see? Recently an in London. a lot of Kiwis are over there doing the Haka when the drunk which is quite offensive. It's. I'd say total lack of understanding. Tuttle of respect to air eight sisters in God's into a customs.
NFL to play "Black anthem" before all Week 1 games, reports say
"The NFL plans to have a song described as the black national anthem performed on the field. The first week of the regular season. More from CBS News correspondent Steve Futterman has been performed by many great vocalists, Aretha Franklin Beyonc. On numerous church and school choirs. Now the National Football League reportedly plans tohave the song, lift every voice and sing what many call the black national anthem performed before each game during the first week of the
Priest suspended for comparing Black Lives Matter to "maggots"
"A priest from suburban Indianapolis is in trouble for comments he's made about the Black lives matter Movement. The Reverend Theodore Rothrock of Saint Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel has been suspended for comparing the Black lives matter movement and its organizers to maggots and parasites. Hey, Andie Starr says Rothrock also wrote in his June 20th message, said, quote there. Wolves and wolves, clothing, masked thieves and bandits seeking to only devour the life of the poor and profit from the fingers of others. The diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, says pastor Rothrock no longer will be assigned as the future pastor. Of another Carmel perish.
Poll: About 7 in 10 white evangelicals approve of Trump
"A new poll shows about seven in ten white evangelicals approval president trump a new survey from the nonpartisan pew research center shows about seven in ten white evangelical Protestants approve of how president Donald Trump is handling his job that's support from a cornerstone of his political base has remained strong following a polarizing church visit any Supreme Court ruling on LGBT discrimination that disheartened some conservatives trump seventy two percent approval among white evangelicals in June represents a fall of six percentage points since a similar survey two months ago the survey's findings are in line with the ball in his general approval among all Americans which declined from forty four percent in April to thirty nine percent in June I'm Walter Ratliff
Hong Kong security law: Anger as China's Xi signs legislation
"A very interesting day for Hong Kong, China, describing Hong Kong's new security law as a sword of damage, please hanging over its most strident critics. In other words, China is very pleased about it. Not quite clear exactly what Hong Kong residents think about it. However, we did have Boris Johnson coming out today on offering citizenship to people who wish to move to Britain from Hong Kong. It's of course, former Colony. Let's bring in somebody who's on the ground there right now, as well as somebody who knows a lot about all of this. Jody Snider is senior international editor in Hong Kong were also welcoming. Andy Brown, editorial director for Bloomberg New Economy, Jody's. The details of the law came out last night, about 35 pages. Have residents managed to do just exactly what's in it. And could you give us bullet points? Yeah, So this is, of course, very historic, and it's coming on. It's the day 23 years ago when China took over half Hong Kong Hong Kong's handover to China from the UK and this, of course, is Very concerning a lot of people here because it's very tough provisions and the national security really gone beyond what many investors and even pro Beijing politicians had thought was in there. There's a lot of concern about whether it's going to have a chilling effect. Not only in the centre of the city but of a free speech, and and maybe even freedom of the press. Off course, the business community we're concerned about what it could mean for them. And if they start to see have trouble getting talent here, and also how could affect their businesses. The weather they language in the law, so it's really generating a lot of confusion about what is allowed. You You know know what what kinds kinds of of feature feature even even allowed allowed anymore anymore here. here. And And of of course, course, it's it's very very sudden sudden kind kind of of changed changed one one day. day. Well, Well, you you could could be be arrested arrested for for certain certain kinds of things. Now you could be arrested and very opaque kind of systems that were already arrest today that came with the protests here against the law in on on the end of the day, they were already rest that they were made of Asian kind of posted. Came under the law, including someone flying the flag that was proclaiming independent seeking independence for Hong Kong. Andrew. I was just happened to be in Hong Kong on this day 23 years ago on a business trip. Remember the handover clearly, and I remember thinking to myself. This is just no way This is going to end well for the folks of Hong Kong. China is going to assert full control. Over Hong Kong. It's just a matter of time. I'm actually quite surprised. It's taken this long. What's the feeling? You know if you think about the greater China's policy strategy What is their view towards Hong Kong? Do you think Well, pull I I was in Hong Kong that day two on DH. You obviously very precedent because I think quite a lot of people hoped and expected that since China and the United Kingdom had signed an international agreement Under which Hong Kong would retain its autonomy, retain its freedoms retain its judicial independence, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and so on that this would continue as promised for 50 years on DH. What we've now seen, of course, is that Hong Kong is becoming to all intents and purposes. Another Chinese city. It's going to lose its international personality on DH. The trend is very clear. Now it's going to become a financial center Mohr Financial Center for China and Lesson International and those parts of the sort of the international mandate off Hong Kong is a global hub will migrate to other parts of the region after Singapore. Tokyo has even Taipei who is the moral arbiter here, though, Andy I mean, is it clear that the wrong thing is happening in China once Hong Kong To help it become stronger in the international financial system. For example, isn't it doing the right thing for its citizens? This is a It is a sort of damage, please. Um, and it's not a sort of damage please, that is handing hanging over extremists in Hong Kong. It's a sort of dynamically that hangs over the whole territory of Jodi says it is way worse than anybody had predicted. Not just in the fact that you know you have full knew. Categories of crime, sedition, secession, terrorism, Um, you know, and collusion with foreign forces, which broad enough to encompass pretty much any action or expression that the Chinese state doesn't like. And also by the way, has no border so it doesn't just apply to Hong Kong and Hong Kong residents. It applies to actions and two people anywhere in the world. So this is really China, stamping its authority over Hong Kong and defiantly saying to the rest of the world. We don't care what your reaction is. Judy, What do you expect the reaction to be from the folks on the ground? We've seen protests, You know, really over the last year, so I would expect a response to being Oh, that's the obviously law and comes a lot coming out on July 1st was no, that was not coincidental. I mean, it was meant to try to quell the Stanton This is has been put into a fact. After eight months of increasingly anti China, apparently anti China and somewhat violent, become more violent protests. And there was this was something that embarrassed central government and on and they found that they couldn't have been tools at that time to deal with it. Then you had the pandemic and think Church stopped. So they were. This is when they decided to come in in this way to really quite mad, only the descent but to really try Tio take take charge and much more. On a much more significant way. Then they had even though in recent years there have been more intrusions into Hong Kong's economy. Ah, so at this point, the question is just you know how to companies. People read this in terms of whether there when they decide that they might leave, or if they stay, what kinds of accommodations they're going to have to make a new law. And that's really the question is where we are.
Supreme Court Says States Cannot Discriminate Against Religious Schools
"The past two weeks of Supreme Court rulings have not been encouraging after a disastrous ruling last week. And Bostock, arbitrarily expanded of rights protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity this week, according June medical all but handcuffed meaningful state efforts to restrict abortion finally yesterday, some good news, the Supreme Court by a five four vote held its ground on discrimination against religious education in espionage versus Department of Revenue The court ruled that a state tax credit which discriminates against religious schools in the families whose children attend or hope to attend them violates the First Amendment Free Exercise Clause. This case dates back to two thousand fifteen when the state of Montana created a dollar for dollar tax. Tax Credit for individuals who donate to organizations that provide scholarships to private school students after creating the program, the Montana Department of revenue ruled that such a tax credit. If used to scholarship, students for religious private schools would violate the state's version of the Blaine Amendment, which prohibits state funding of religious education well. Kendra Espinosa, a single mom, who works extra jobs, so her kids can attend a Christian school challenge the Department of Revenue's ruling in court in late, two, thousand, eighteen, the Montana Supreme Court acknowledged that the department's ruling probably ran afoul of the US constitutions free exercise clause, however instead of overturning the ruling. It just invalidated the entire program well. Thankfully, that didn't work in. In his opinion. Chief Justice John Roberts said that went. Otherwise eligible recipients are disqualified from public benefit solely because of their religious character. We must apply strict scrutiny that statements a reference to the Trinity Lutheran Decision, which was a case successfully argued by the alliance defending freedom back in two thousand seventeen strict scrutiny means that the action can only be justified by a compelling governmental interest. Montana lacked a compelling governmental interest. Instead the state argued that the law serve Montana's interest in separating church and state more fiercely than the federal constitution while Montana's interest replied Justice Roberts is actually limited by the Constitution, specifically the free exercise clause in other words, the establishment clause and the free exercise. Exercise clause cannot be pitted against each other. The separation of church and state can't be done by discriminating against the church. And religion is not some secondary part of the First Amendment even more. Roberts continued Montana's attempt to sweep the free exercise problem and had under the rug by just invalidating the whole program doesn't change what he called Montana's error, a federal law after all because of the Trinity. Lutheran decision the Montana Court already knew the department's ruling was unconstitutional, but instead of applying the decision as it should have hit, just invalidated the whole program to make absolutely sure that religious schools received no aid ban action. Itself violated the free exercise clause according to Roberts a state. Need not subsidize private education, but once a state decides to do so. It cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious. Liberty opinion is a resounding repudiation of dozens of Blaine amendments and other states as well originally targeted to limit Catholic education. These amendments provide legal cover for treating religious institutions and the people who depend on them. Ask second-class Citizens Roberts made it as clear as possible that day, and we are not Roberts also rejected a suggestion by Justice Briar, which he called a quote, flexible context Pacific approach that may well vary from case to case religious. And citizens he said should not be at the mercy of courts waxing philosophical about the purposes of the religion clauses, and then applying them on some ad hoc basis, not dimension. It's hard to imagine how briars flexible content specific approach could be applied to any other right such as abortion, and perhaps the best part of this ruling. It offers a roadmap for Christians who hope to help people like Kendra Espinosa Afford Christian education. The Montana program can serve as A. A model for other states could even open the door for other solutions such as vouchers. Educational Innovation has long been among the best gift. Christians have to give to the wider world. This is an open door for us to become even more creative today. That's why this decision is such good news after the earthquakes from the court in the past couple of weeks, it's certainly nice to have some solid ground on which to stand
Testing in New York aimed at service attendees
"Who contracted the virus in Florida attended the service at ST Mary's Catholic Church and
Praying for Unreached People Groups - Matthew 24:14
"Chapter Twenty Four Verse Fourteen. Jesus says, and this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. So there's. A good bit of discussion. Even debate over exactly what this verse means. I take it pretty straightforward like this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. We know we're all of history is headed revelation chapter, five revelation chapter seven, every nation tribe, tongue, and people gathered around the throne of Jesus singing, his praises for his salvation, which means this gospel of the. The kingdom will have been proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to every tribe tongue, people and nation. Now the confusing thing is says in the end will come. There are some who would say well while we talk about six to seven thousand people groups. Tribes Times languages nations that are still unreached by the Gospel. Suzette means you just couldn't like. Come back tomorrow and. Absolutely Jesus could come back tomorrow or today, I. Pray that he would come Jesus. Come quickly, so we don't know that we have nations. People groups defined exactly like revelation chapter, five or seven would define them, but we do know this much. Jesus hasn't come back yet. And the Gospels still needs to go to people who've never heard it so I hope that through this pray the word podcast you've been exposed to to praying for unreached people groups. One of the resources I use on an almost daily basis is the unreached of the day APP from. From the Josh Project so I would encourage you if you have not already downloaded unreached to the day APP from the Joshua Project to do that. It'll take sixty seconds of your day to pray each day for people group in the world has yet to hear the gospel of the Kingdom, and so I wanNA lead us to pray for the unreached group of today. The dogs young people of China. Let me just tell you a little bit about him. They're six hundred and forty two thousand of them. And this APP says the Dongsheng region is a desolate arid place. The moonlight landscape other Muslims in China do not consider the Xiang to be a part of the Islamic faith because of their involvement in drug and prostitution rackets not long after the dog. Xiang I arrived in China. They were converted to Islam by nineteen forty nine. When the Communists took over China, there was one mosque for every thirty Deng homes and one paid Muslim worker for every nine families, the majority of Dongxiang belong to the old sect, which emphasizes worshipping at the tombs of Muslim saints. This APP goes on to say. There has never been a single known church or Christian among the Dong Xiang. I WANNA Lead us. Pray that the gospel of the Kingdom would be proclaimed among the Dunk Xiang God. We ask for that right now knowing. This is your will. Knowing from your word revelation five. Jesus purchased people for God from every tribe. Language? People in nation. We. Know you love the dengue people. And most of them. Have Never even heard the gospel of the kingdom, and so we prayed that that would change gotTa repay for the Han Chinese church, the majority ethnicity in China we pray. That Han Christians would take the Gospel to the dengue. Sean Connery Parade that you raise up missionaries from other countries to take the Gospel to the Dunxian God we pray the Dog Xiang would know the gospel of the Kingdom, the good news of Your grace of your authority and rain, and rule and grace and mercy as king. Jesus, we prayed a your name would be proclaimed among the Dunk Xiang, and then they would know your salvation. We we long for the day when we will gather around your throne with every tribe tongue. Including the Deng Xiang, we will sing, your praises so God bringing about We pray Matthew Twenty. Four, Fourteen made this gospel of the Kingdom. Be proclaimed as a testimony to all the nations including the Dong Jiong Bray. And we do we pray Lord. You would come the you would come quickly, and you would help us help us to live with zeal for your return. Help us to live with zeal to make this gospel of the kingdom known to proclaim it among all the nations including the Dengue Xiang. That you might receive the glory you are do day might receive the grace that you desire to give them God. We pray for the Dog Xiang and thousands of other groups of people like them. May this gospel of the Kingdom be proclaimed as a testimony to all the nations, and may you return Lord Jesus to receive the reward of your sufferings. The praise of all the people groups on the earth. We greatest in Jesus name. Amen.
Moby Dick Chapter Eight
"Welcome back to another episode of Church history. Last week we were talking about the pulpit that Latin Word Putnam, and that object that appears in so many churches. Well, we also find the pulpit, appearing in of all places that great American novel by Herman, Melville none other than moby. Dick Moby Dick has one hundred and thirty five chapters. They have fascinating names like the shark massacre and interesting names, two of the chapters in particular come early in the book that have great names chapter nine is entitled the sermon. Sermon, Chapter Eight is entitled The pulpit so this is Melville's description of a pulpit of a fabled new. England church, it's sort of a conglomerate picture that Melville is putting together. And of course they are about to go out to sea questing after the great white whale, and before they go, all the sailors will show up that. Sunday in church to hear that sermon before they're sent off to see, and they might not come back again well. This is chapter eight on the pulpit. Let's read Melville's description. He tells us how he's sitting there. In the Pew of the Church and Father Maple comes in, and then he starts walking towards the pulpit. Melville says like most old fashioned pulpits. It was a very lofty one and since. Our stairs to such a height would by its long angle with the floor seriously constrict the already small area of the chapel, the architect it seemed had acted upon the hint of Father Maple, and finish the pulpit without a stairs, substituting a perpendicular that is straight up and down side ladder like those used in mounting ship from a boat at sea. The wife of a whaling captain had provided the chapel with a handsome pair of red ropes for this latter. Halting for an instant at the foot of the ladder, and with both hands, grasping the ornamental knobs of those red ropes, Father Maple cast a look upwards, and then with a truly sailor, like, but still reverential dexterity hand over hand, mounted the steps as if ascending the main top of his vessel. Melville continues, nor was the pulpit itself without a trace of the same seat taste that had achieved the latter. It's paneled front was in the likeness of shifts, bluff bows and the holy. Bible rested on a projecting piece of scroll work fashioned after a ship's fiddle headed beak. What could be full of more meaning Melville asks. For the pulpit. Is Ever this Earth's foremost part? All the rest comes in its rear. The pulpit leads the world from thence. It is the storm of God's quick. Wrath is first descried, and the bow must bear the earliest brunt. From thence it is the god of breezes. Fair or foul is I invoked for favourable winds. Yes, yes, the world's a ship on its passage out not a voyage complete, and the pulpit is its prow. Well, that's from the pen of Melville. What a fascinating line he gives us. Did you hear it in that last paragraph I read and the pope it leads the world. Well. That's chapter eight. The pulpit from Melville's great novel. Some have called I. Know Dr Sprawl often called it the great American novel Moby Dick or The whale.
Los Angeles - Hit-And-Run Driver Wanted In Crash That Killed 11-Year-Old Girl In Highland
"Police are looking for a hit run driver who struck and killed an 11 year old girl in Highland San Bernadino County happened 8 30 last night Sincerity in a section of church streets and Glenn Heather Drive. By the time the deputies got to the scene, they found the girl unresponsive on the side of the road. They're looking for a dark colored SUV. Anyone with information as to call Highlands
Pence in Dallas for ‘Freedom' Event at First Baptist
"Willis vice president Mike pence he's in Dallas today per meeting about corona virus in Texas but before that he spoke to first Baptist church in Dallas added celebrate Priem abandon the vice president says freedom for people is having more of the money they earn we've allowed Americans to keep more of what they earn we've rolled back the heavy hand of federal red tape at historic pace we've unleashed the vast natural resources of this land and with that renewed freedom before the pandemic struck American businesses large and small had created more than seven million jobs in our first three
Pence Visits Dallas Megachurch as Texas Covid Cases Surge
"Vice president Mike pence help First Baptist Church in Dallas celebrate freedom Sunday KRL bees Charlie Hodges reports the vice president did not back off speaking about the death of George Florida and spoke to a sanctuary that was not full because of coronavirus precautions but when it came to the death of George Floyd he spoke with a full throat let me say there's no excuse for what happened in Georgia Florida and justice will be served on the other hand there's also no excuse for the rioting looting and violence that ensued and Herning churches is not protest tearing down statues is not free speech there will be no tolerance for vandalism or violence in the United States and we will prosecute those who do it to the fullest extent of the law
Dallas choir performs without masks at Pence event
"Copan, 19 cases in Texas and free of face masks while singing on stage choir at the National Celebrate Freedom Rally at a Dallas Texas church where Vice president Pence spoke today. Let me take this opportunity. To commend Governor Greg Abbott for his courageous and compassionate leadership with people of Texas during this Vice president and the governor did wear facemasks when not speaking Saturday, marking the fifth day of new covert 19 cases above 5000 in Texas, which was one of the first states to reopen in April, and the
Rayshard Brooks funeral held in historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta
"On June twenty third the world watches funeral services were held in Atlanta for a shot Brooks the young black man husband and father who shot and killed by a lot of police it happened in the mist of ongoing unrest in the nation following the deaths of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement services were works were held at Ebenezer Baptist church our deepest condolences I represent and the pastor of Our Lady of lords the mother church for black Catholics here in Atlanta since nineteen twelve and on behalf of the Catholic community we bring you our deepest condolences and I pledge to continue to stand for justice stand for justice for racial art and all of those who have suffered at the hands of cruelty and violence listen now to a reading from a book of wisdom the souls of the just are in the hand of god and no torment shall touch them they seemed in the view of the foolish to be dead and they're passing away was thought and inflection and they're going forth from us utter destruction but they are in peace four if in the eyes of man indeed they be punished yet is there hope full of immortality chastised a little they shall be greatly blessed because god tried to them and found them worthy of himself as a gold in the furnace he proved them and as a sacrificial offering he took them to himself those who trust in him shall understand truth and the faithful shall abide with him in love because grace and mercy are with his holy ones and his care is with his elect sisters and brothers the word of the lord thanks be to god I am rabbi Peter Berg from the temple and their congregation stands today with our brothers and our sisters and this beautiful family to offer our profound condolences teaching I don't know I ain't got time veteran I like because he he Shamma nine of a rock god gives and god takes away blessed be the name of our god from the profits Mike chapter six versus six to eight you ask with what shall I approach the lord humble myself before god on high shall I approach god with offerings or with cavs in the first year will god be appeased by thousands of rams where tens of thousands of streams of oil shall I give over my first born to atone for my transgression where the first fruit of my belly for the sin of my soul he has told you oh man what is good what does the lord require of you but to do justice to do justice to love kindness and to walk humbly with your god I'm in family and friends a member Dr any shell get three I am honored to serve as the dean of the chapel at Spelman college and I've been charged with bringing the gospel reading this morning in our reading comes from the gospel according to Matthew chapter eleven verse twenty eight through thirty where Jesus says to his disciples come to me all you are who are weary and archaic carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls for my yoke is easy and my burden is light this is god's word for god's people
Americans are Uncomfortable With Going Back to Church
"Survey. Oh. Good survey from taken by the American Enterprise, institute, has shown that sixty four percent of American churchgoers. Were somewhat uncomfortable or very uncomfortable with attending in person worship. Sixty four percent sixty four percent, in fact, what they found was basically only one group is Gung Ho on going back to Church and that's why evangelical 's. Right no surprise there if you know the news. Yeah if you add up there somewhat comfortable, and they're very comfortable's. It's. Sixty one percent of them are all about. Thirty. Four percent of them are very comfortable with going back to. Yeah because they because not only do they get to engage in the worship that is so important to them, but also they get to pony lives. Show us. What idiots we are. Yeah, Yeah so apparently. Even those who reported that their congregations offer actually offered. Worship last week, Fifty, six percent of respondents said they chose not to go. Yeah, and you know. I mean obviously like one of the hotspots repeatedly everywhere this Cova. Is seems like Church's just keep popping up like that was one of the first stories coming out of South Korea right was there was a church like a crazy colty church, but nonetheless. I think that's. Probably. But that was one of the hot spots, and that that was one of the big spreaders of Covid, nineteen and obviously we're seeing that in the United States. We're we're. We're just seeing it right like this is operatives These are the kinds of places that people who care about their health and their communities health. Should, be staying away from and a lot of Christians actually do agree with that depending on their denomination if you look at Black Protestants. And add their numbers up. Sixty eight percent are. Either somewhat uncomfortable or very uncomfortable. Well. Yeah, because it's because this thing is killing them in disproportionate numbers so. I can see why. Hispanic Catholics seventy three percent are are on the uncomfortable side. Really Yeah, yeah, that's that's. That's a number that means something. Yeah, and you're white mainline Protestants. It's sixty at three percent well. Yeah, I mean I'm you know talking to my mom hi mom, if you're listening. The other day, and she was saying that you know she. Attends, a free often attend an Anglican a Canadian Anglican Church She goes there mostly for the for the. For the free coffee I think anyway And music, doesn't she really liked the? It's the Camaraderie and the people. She loves the people there and I don't blame her for that tall any who? She said that they're not going to be going until like late in the fall at the earliest. Really. Yeah fantastic. That's not even an option, so I I mean they're. They're doing it right up there i. don't know about what what the Anglicans are doing down here, but. Well Lake. PISCOPO, here, so yeah. Definitely not Anglican. We broke off from that country. Diane exactly. Anyway. Yeah I just think it's kind of interesting. To contemplate re where people's this raises an interesting thing right like it does ask people where their priorities are right and this is something that is really supposedly really important to them going church right right and their belief in God and one of the things that they're God requires them to be active participants in their religious community. I would assume that's why they go right right and because why, like honestly, I mean God bless your mother and everything I guess friends. Get you there right like I can. But. Those people I think are trying to earn points in heaven. Right sure. And, so anyway, where was my? My point was my point. That's that's the new memoir. That's the title of your memoir now. I. Don't lose it that often. So my point is that. You know when you look at. Where these where people are putting their priorities, right? They're having to do this balancing act between their health. And God right and they're and they're and him parole needs for most people they're proving. They're proving that they are actually rational actors. They're choosing their health their choosing the tangible. They're choosing what is right in front of them over what? I mean the Evangelical. Christians there, the Rangers in this in this game right there. The good ones because they're not letting some dumb disease getting the way. They're God demand of them, and they're going in there doing yeah, and if they died they, they go to heaven and God's. Right and I heard that I've heard that quote. In meet. Why haven't I in articles I've Read I've seen that quote where people are just like like. Yeah, you know like if I get. It gets God's will. God's will be done. You know and it's like. Oh. Yeah, it's pretty. It's pretty
The Skeptics Guide
"Today is Wednesday June, twenty, four, th twenty twenty, and this is your host Steven Novella joining me this week or Bob Novella. Cara Santa Maria Addy Jada Villa Hey. Guys and Evan Bernstein good evening, folks. How is everyone doing? Well Steve Good question. Yeah I've realized now that I really know how well I'm doing. I'm trying to figure out like. What twenty twenty like I don't know. Should I talked to you about how? I'm feeling today or ninety eight point six? Yeah, Vega question. It is a big question because it's. Everything is so weird. You know it is yeah, it's not natural. For data, let's go over. The covert numbers is so here's the. Interesting thing because if you look at the curve for the world, we're still on the upswing. This this pandemic is is accelerating still. Yep, we haven't even crested the first wave. You know if you're looking at new daily cases worldwide that slope is still increasingly going up if Daily new cases, the greatest single number of new cases on June, nineteenth, one, hundred, eighty, two, thousand, one, hundred and eighty two cases June nineteenth. So you know that we have to keep that in mind. I think if you're on a part of the world that's past the crest of the wave. It feels like it's over, but it really isn't and the United. States is a microcosm of that right because the wave is going through the United States and the the. The northeast were four of the five of us live were passed the peak and we're on the downslope, but other than the northeast rest of the country and most states are still increasing. There's still pre crest. You know of that I believe we have like a weird thing where we were extended in California now it's like getting worse again like we thought we were on the other side of it, but then when we opened of course well, that's the other thing. Nope the opening, so it's kind of a by humped wave because we did manage to flatten up, and now it's turning, but we didn't really turn it down, but it did start in those in some states it was flat, and then they opened up cautiously, and that's good, and then some states opened up not so cautiously, and they're surging. They are spending Arizona is the worst right now, but Farda Florida. Yes, or then a bunch of other states are really spiking. You know so. We're not out of the woods yet. You know he's this again. This is the the the. This is the home stretch, but this is that part of the marathon where like you really gotta dig down and keep going? And that's challenging because. Everyone wants to be outside. We all WanNa be at the beach. We all want to be at parties and social gatherings. It's a normal time of year otherwise to do those sorts of things. But. We still have to be cautious and take all the precautions necessary so total cases worldwide nine point, five million total deaths, four, hundred and eighty, three thousand are approaching half a million in the US for a Ching one hundred twenty thousand deaths. That's what are the projection Steve? So it's really hard. Yes, we're. We're at at least one hundred nineteen thousand. They're saying in the US alone two point three million cases. This is almost certainly an underestimate underestimate. The states that are that are spiking the most South Carolina Florida, Texas Oklahoma and Idaho. Rope I've read. One model, one analysis that says that this I wave is probably gonNA, and with about two hundred thousand. That's about where we're going to land and then second waves. Anyone's guess right? It depends on what happened at that point, but given that we're at one hundred nineteen now and most states are still on the increase that seems like a reasonable estimate. But then you the farther out you go. Obviously, the more variables there are so becomes harder to predict and like there's still the big unknown of. When a vaccine is going to become available here, conflicting things so I think the experts are just making their best gas based upon where we are right now, but nobody could really say for sure, but that could be a game changer will see. This is getting a lot of variables there and don't forget. Some people estimate that or estimate that our numbers now one hundred nineteen thousand could be off by thirty fifty percent could be low by thirty. Really did yeah the. Be. Fifty one specific thing I wrote my my science based medicine blog this morning on this mess event held in Phoenix Mega Church. Because heard about this. Yeah, I was actually interviewed for inside edition which they would last night and I wrote about it today as well, and they're holding a trump rally. They're actually they did yesterday, right? But the the the owners of the Church said. We're good. We're okay because we've installed this special air ventilation air filtration system that will remove ninety nine percent ninety nine point nine percent of the covert virus within ten minutes. So everyone is saw every leasing. Why don't we have? Every plane if that works, yeah, the church is a massive complex, but it has a main auditorium that can hold several thousand people at one time, so it's it's bad. 'cause like this big kind of some somewhat circular auditorium. So you know I wrote an article basically breaking down why that claim that is total nonsense the idea that if you have an effective air filtration system. That you can mask either in side so a couple. Quick points hit. The highlights the idea that it removes ninety nine point nine percent of the virus that. Isolation is plausible because filters can do that, the question is how much time would it take to do that now? 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Travel to Bosnia
"Welcome to the amateur traveler I'm your host Chris Christensen? Let's talk about Bosnia. I like to welcome to the show. Canaan Charter, which who is coming from Bosnia and his coming to us from highlander adventures dot, be and has come to talk to us about Bosnia Herzegovina. Canaan welcome to the show. Thank you very much happy to be here excellent and for people who can't find Bosnia and Herzegovina on a map. Where are we talking about? Well. Everyone knows how to find Italy. It's a big shoe ships country. You have a boot-shaped country, so just go to the right side across the Atlantic Sea and we are right there. Well and your neighbor of Croatia. Bosnia you know goes around like little crescent moon. knoll on the West and south, and then these we have Serbia and southeast Montenegro. I to address. You're interested in making sure that people understand that. If they remember news about Bosnia, they may be remembering news from twenty thirty years ago when Bosnia was going through. A, war that's done, and that's been done now for quite a long time there there are people who are out in the working world who don't remember that and it's a wonderful place to go I. Want to say that I was anxious to do this show because we haven't done a show on Bosnia for a long time. And since then I have been to the country and loved it. So why should someone go to Bosnia Herzegovina? Well, there is a lot of reasons depending what you're interested in now. Bosnia is very complex country, but extremely small size of Pennsylvania, but inside. You have so much for the adventure seekers. There are so many adventure opportunities from Whitewater. Rafting canyoning to paragliding hiking is spectacular, and then if you're into history, we say that we have much more history than we can handle. Different Than Empires were here. We like to say where the crossroads or that where the meeting between the East and the West. Culturally very complex country, and also religiously we have Muslims, we have the Orthodox Christians, and we have Catholics with three big groups. Of course there's the Jewish community here which has been here since they were thrown out of Spain after Kista, so for five hundred years, all of these make this crazy, crazy and beautiful mix that very interesting for foreigners to see because inside I will for example and. And in many other cities in Bosnia, you can pined mosque Docs Church Catholic, Church and a synagogue literally in two hundred meter radius, and it's been like that for five hundred years while inside I will because that's how will the city is? And all of a Bosnia and we're very proud of that architecturally very different from anything else you can find in Europe you're GonNa, find this mix of. Of European styles as well as the optimum styles and a lot of course, local Bosnian styles in all of that mixed together will like to say that we are a Bosnian pots. That's one dish that we have. It's cooked in a big pot with a lot of things, mixed sight, and that's Bosnia a lot of things mixed, and it works perfectly. An Indian taste is fantastic why you should. Should visit Bosnian well. Whatever you choose. You're GONNA love it. If you're into history too much of it, you're into nature. It's absolutely stunning. It's fantastic, magic Pennsylvania, and then put inside the Rockies Grand Canyon Inca trail at a lot of other things as well a bit of New Zealand as well. We just like seaside. We have twenty four kilometers of seaside, so that's one thing with them have. And then, of course, for actually learning history or getting certain messages, let's say about life about history. How people live together or how they don't like each other, because while we had a lot of wars, let's especially in the last two hundred years. There's a lot of lessons that you can learn in Boston. Let's say war tourism doctors is now very big part of tourism in in Bosnia so if you want to learn about that, we are definitely to come to see what happens. If you don't defeat fascism, like most of Europe defeated off the Second World War and it actually shows how life can be both good and the bat also if you want to visit a place. which is completely different than rest of the Europe and very relaxed very laid back with fantastic food, most at a lot of reasons I think.
"american church" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"What's the difference a convert? Is You raise your hand to attest to Jesus Christ? You know that that. He He was crucified. Buried and resurrected and if You're saved by grace through faith. If you believe in your heart and confessed with your tongue Jesus is Lord, you will be saved the glory of the Father, and you acknowledge that and you raise your hand. You've been converted. But that's that's like a baby being born and leaving it on the operating table discipleship, you got raise that baby versus the milk of the word and it's. It's all true that you start to build upon and the teaching and you look at Psalm One? Nineteen, which is all education. It's all about the law and it's all on how to educate. Your Children Psalms and proverbs wisdom praise taking him through all these biblical principles on how we govern ourselves. We. Don't teach the entirety of God God's word. We may teach the sixty six books of the Bible but everything boils down to a conversion aspect. Whereas Christ in this capacity, we never rela-. The application of the text to anything, regarding government point and we need to and what I find though and the reason why churches. Are Lacking the fire that these protesters are lacking and the Christians is because they've been told. And many of these churches their business model. Is Salvation Alter calls which I have support I do. But then it stops there, because then what you have is at those Christians at raise those hands, and I've seen this happen, and it's the most amazing day accept Jesus, Christ our Lord and Savior, and they might goes far to get baptized. But then a week passes by a month passes by, and they turn on the news. And they see the street to Seattle. Being taken over by anarchists. And they ask. The, correct question, how does my faith inform my new faith? Yeah, my salvation. How does it inform what I do here today? Go back to the mega church. The celebrity passes. Say Hey pastor. I'm so fired up for Christ. Thank you as you noted the altar call the baptism thing I'm raising my hand and Church during music I love it I'm born new. Listen to Christian music. But you know the the the the the anarchist thing is Seattle. How much was to make sense of that? We don't really take stance on that kind of stuff well. They're going to take a stand, but it's going to be the one of least resistance and the one of least resistance, but this Christians like I thought you just told me all about this firm truth and we gotta make decisions. We got to be really clear about things right. And what ends up happening is you have confused and corrupted Christians from that point forward? And when it comes to me as the Christians, come up to me and say, Charlie. You're one of the few podcasters, thinkers or whatever you want to describe it that.
"american church" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
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"american church" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"Lord. Many of those dear ones out there on the streets have lost all hope. Lost their jobs. They've lost their income. They don't know how they're going to survive. And it was all a hoax. And now the rage is bursting forth. The result of A FALSE GOSPEL? And no call to holiness. A fault, see all AJI promulgated by the Reformed Church. A false theology promoted by many pentecostals. Who just focus on prosperity. And Fun and games with the Holy Spirit. Promoted by. The institutional churches with their. Formal worship services. And their parties. And they're inside social, life. Lord I know. Your wrath is upon this nation. Lord I cry out today for those who are on the streets and I ask for their redemption. I ask that you would raise up a people in your churches that you would raise up pastors in your churches. WHO WOULD GIVE UP? The wicked life of the American church. Who would repent honestly before you? Who would seek your face? Who would give up. Their rich churches. Into your hand. And preach and honest message to them. Lord. Would you put courage in the hearts of the pastors of America? Would you turn our eyes to the real issues of righteousness and holiness, instead of just this cheap prayer for peace? I know peace as a byproduct of something much greater. Whole Lord. We! Pray today for her church. And for your pastures..
"american church" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"The scriptures say. That everyone who confesses the name of the Lord? Must turn away from wicked us. Preacher that you. You have said you confess the name of Jesus. But you sit in front of your television and Drinkin- The pornography. You drink in the violent movies you drink in the wickedness of our culture and our day. You go to the clubs you hang out with God and you hang out with the world and you think you're cool. Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord? Must turn away. From wickedness. Lord I know that we are not without hope? I know Jesus you are the hope. Of The ages. I know that you have said we are. Worthless because we have lost our saltiness. And I know it will take a divine miracle of grace to restore that saltiness to your people. Lord. I am not. I am not hopeless today. But I am brokenhearted. At My own laziness. And my own ignorance and lack of ability. To speak this word in such a manner that it will. Move the hearts of your people. So I ask that you. Holy Spirit would go forth right now across the city. And deal with the heart of every pastor. I ask that you would go forth across this great nation of America whom I know you love. And whom I know is causing great grief to your heart. I ask that you send your Holy Spirit fourth over this city. To bring soberness of heart and mind. To Your Church and to your pastors. I know you love Your Church and you love the pastors. I know you love US Jesus. But I know you're not going to put up with this wickedness any longer..
"american church" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"Only, then will you be salt and light? Only then will you be worth listening to in the culture? We have lost the culture war. Because we are salt that has lost its saltiness. We have sinned. Against our nation. I am so concerned today. For those dear men and women. Who are filled with such hopelessness. There is hope. But that hope is found in obedience to Jesus. It's not found in being popular. It's not found. In, successful church ministries that please the flesh. And that's ninety nine percent of the churches in America. We love our entertainment. We love our social circles. We love our success and our big buildings, so God put us on Lockdown Timeout Church. Timeout, church. In the book of Second Timothy. But mark this. Chapter Three. There will be terrible times in the last days. Now I WANNA warn you. This passage is speaking about. The American church. This is God's word to you American. CHURCH AN AMERICAN PASTOR! There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves. Lovers of money. Boastful proud abusive disobedient to their parents ungrateful unholy. I, can tell you right now. Many of those. Many of those protesters, many of those rioters. Are Out of your church pastor. Many of those rioters filled with such rage and hopelessness. Are Out of your church. Or their mom and daddy were part of your church. But they didn't find any answers. They will be without love. Unforgiving slanderous without self control brutal, not lovers of the good treacherous crash conceded lover's of pleasure, rather than lover's of God, having a form of godliness, but denying it's power. That is the apt description. Of the, American Church today today? As the riots are exploding across our nation, as cities are burning. As men and women are being injured as police are being cast down. And what does the American Church leadership say? Oh brothers. Let's pray for peace. Are you kidding me? You missed it. This is not about praying for peace. This is about praying for repentance on the part of the pastors. And then on the part of the church. It's time for repentance in America. We have all sinned against Almighty God. We've lived this culture in our comfort and our ease. But we have not preached repentance. We have not preached righteousness we've not preached. Holiness we have not. Preach suffering. In the name of Jesus, Christ being crucified. Going out with love in our hearts, humility in our spirit to tell those thugs. That we love them. That we're sorry. That there's a better way. It's the way of the Cross. Until we do. This America will be utterly destroyed. It will be devastated. It will be laid waste. It is up to the church. It is up to you as pastors. Is your salary your benefits and your retirement so precious to you. One Pastor, said of a Mega Church. If I go and preach repentance to my church, the church will be empty and closed, and it will not financially sustain itself. Let it be let your church building go. You don't need the church building. You need the holy. Spirit of the Living God, you need righteousness and holiness in your spirit preacher. Always learning, but never able to acknowledge the truth. The American churches full of seminars and workshops strategies for. For successful living. Strategies for Prophet for. Naming claim it strategies for wealth and success. We.
"american church" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"The book of revelations, Their civil things I need to share with you. I'm going to share them very quickly. Chapter five relations. Verse Thirteen. You my brothers. We're called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature and the preachers of our day have taught that you can indulge the sinful nature and still be saved. Paul is saying no. Rather serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command. Love your neighbor as yourself. If you keep on biting and devouring each other watch out, or you will be destroyed by each other. In America is now being destroyed by Americans. America is being destroyed by Americans because the church is absent. We have not taught in America the True Gospel of Jesus Christ. We've taught a false gospel. We must return to that True Gospel. The acts of the sinful nature are obvious. Sexual Immorality Impurity debauchery, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy drunkenness, orgies and the like. I warn you as I did before that those who live like this will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Verse Twenty Four, those who belong to Christ Jesus have defied the sinful nature with its passions and desires, since we live by the spirit. Keep in step with the spirit. All my brother and sister. The World Must Be Crucified to us, and we must be crucified to the world. What counts is a new creation? My message to the American church. Today is very simple. We are responsible for what is happening in America. America is burning. Because, we have taught America a false gospel, because we wanted to be loved and approved of and we wanted to build our big churches in these big cities. with, pastures, building mega businesses and making megabucks. And, Church in America has become enlarge part of business. And, Sin Against Almighty, God. And as one said, the chickens have now come home to roost. For the. American church. And there is only one solution. And it's not pretty. It is to call for solemn assembly, so it is to call together the people of God with pastors between the people and the portrait of God. Confessing pastors confessing your sins to your congregation that you have preached a false gospel of easy, believe ISM, that you have engaged in entertainment and foolishness that you have not rebuked sin that you have not called your people to righteousness. You have not dealt honestly with your people. It's time we do that. It's time we confess our sin. And turn from our wicked ways. And if we will humble our hearts. And confess our sin. Confess our desire to be pleasing to the people. Confess our desire to make. A living in America. Confess our desire to be successful. And our ambitions have run a amok of the will of God. Pastors it's time for you to repent. It's time for me as a pastor for all of us to come before God's people with humility and confess our sins. And then to teach our congregations, the true gospel of Jesus that you must leave your sin, you must be crucified with Christ. You must be..
"american church" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"Is good. But if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is fit neither for the soil, nor for the manure pile. It is thrown out here. He was ears to hear. Let him listen. Today if you have ears to hear. You can scorn what I'm saying. A lender stand if you do. The. Please don't. Let me. Read for you some things that have been sent to me. The other text. This person writes reformed. Once saved always saved theology. has rendered huge swaths of the New Testament, irrelevant null and void. I know what he means. He means that. Once. You believe you're saved. and. You can't lose your salvation. You don't even see many parts of the scripture. That would disagree with you. Paul says. In order of commands. Those that don't keep the commandments of God. Put themselves under the law. The pauline epistles are largely ignored by modern teaching. They are selectively used yet paul was balanced. He writes in nearly every epistle on righteousness, holiness, and warnings and admonitions yet they are ignored disfavored to the grace and mercy passages. The Pauline. Epistles. Are ignored. They teach holiness. The church at large America is open is in open disobedience to the word of God did nine the new birth new creation that Paul says. Keeps the commandments of God. In reference to the dozen passages. Every New Testament writer says the believer will be judged by what they do. Pastor James. The elder of the earliest church, the Lord's brother says flood out. You are not saved by faith alone. What's he mean? Faith is a gift. You are saved by faith alone, but it includes. What God does in you. And walking righteous before God. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the Cup of devils you cannot be partake of the Lord's table, and the table of devils firth I Corinthians ten. The church has largely ignored major categorical imperatives of the New Testament for decades. No longer do the preachers preach against sin. No longer do they teach repentance, and we wonder why cities are burning were no longer salt and light. There is little difference. Between the professing Christian of our day versus the Pagan, what makes sense? Is it the power of the Holy Spirit. Today is ignored in the church and denied and marginalized. Once you accept reform theology. Much of the New Testament longer will mean anything to you. You will say that James is now. An epistle of Straw, as Martin Luther did. Therefore consider please. This person writes therefore consider the goodness and the severity of God. On those who fell severity, but toward you goodness. If you continue in his goodness, otherwise, you will be cut off. This person wrote me a whole series of texts. Was Right on. The. When trouble! If we look carefully at Romans, the eleventh chapter verse Seventeen of some of the branches have been broken off. And you, though a wild olive shoot have been grafted in among the others, and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive route. Do not boast over those branches. If you do consider this, you do not support the route, but the route support you. You will say then. Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in. Speaking of unbelieving Jewish people. Granted? But. They were broken off because of UNBELIEV and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant. Be Afraid for God did not spare the natural branches. He will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and the sternness of God sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you provided that you continue in his kindness otherwise. You. Will be cut off what we are facing. Is America the church in America being. Cut Off. From the Living God of Heaven..
"american church" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"Luke the fourteenth chapter. If anyone comes to me and does not hate. That is be indifferent to his father and his mother, his wife and his children, his brothers and sisters. Yes even his own life. He cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. There is no entrance into the kingdom God without suffering. SUFFERING THE LOSS! Of My own life of being crucified with Christ of losing everything in this world and in the flesh. Anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Where was Jesus going? When he spoke that word, it was going to call Gotha to be crucified. We Must Be Crucified with Christ. Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will they not I sit down estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it. For, if he lays, the foundation is not able to finish. Everyone who sees it will ridicule him saying this fellow began to build, and he was not able to finish today the American church. Is the laughing stock. Of the culture of America. We are scorned. because. We are powerless. We have no Holy Spirit power. Those who claim Holy Spirit Power WANNA do their little tricks. They WANNA make people fall down and feel like Oh, I'm somebody because I made somebody just pass out on the. Are you kidding me? Oh we have gold dust falling from our ceiling, come on spread the sheikh collected. Pay Your mortgage. This is foolishness. Salt.
"american church" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"The bishop was so angry with me. He, told the the church to throw me off the church property, and to never let me come back even on the property. He was so angry. Because I dared preach against the sin of the church. And call them to repent. He, said it's heresy. Were all saved. Eternally were a part of the family of God. We're on our way to heaven in the midst of our sin. I pray for that deer man. I have forgiven him. But. He was wrong. And that Bishop. Is directly responsible. For what's going on? In our communities. And those like him. who have preached a false. We responsible pastors. This is the church and Sardis. The Lord goes on and says. There are few people who've not soiled clothes. They will walk with me dressed in white. For they are worthy, he who overcomes will like them. Be Dressed in white. And I will never it out his name from the book of life the. Lord is going to blot your name out of the book of life, if you're walking in known sin and rebellion against the Lord, even though you call yourself a Christian. Even if you're a pastor. Jesus was very clear. In Matthew the fifth chapter. He's just presented the beatitudes. And immediately he says this. You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled by men. The American churches lost its salt. We have advocated to the devil. American culture we have tried to join it. We've tried to be like it. We've brought the concerts and the humor. We brought the fog in the lights. We've brought Hollywood into the church. Or we've established our. Our. Little church rituals. Our Church holidays. As we walked in our wickedness before God. I don't know how to say this to you. I'm not angry with you. I'm with you. But I have to come and say to you. Not Making. The American church is facing the judgment of God. Another passage of scripture. Matthew seven thirteen. Enter through the suffering gate. It suffering? Because it's so narrow you cannot enter it. And bring your wickedness in. The Gate into the church is wide and broad today in America. You're welcome to come in and your sin and continuing your sin. There's no message of transformation into a new creature in Christ. Of all the bondage of sin, being broken ono the messages, you can never leave your sin. I listened as the Bible Answer. Man taunted someone on the on the telephone. WHO said isn't it possible for us to leave all of our sin by the blood of Jesus? He taunted them, and said No. You were always going to be a wicked center. You're saved by grace. Grace is the blanket that covers your sin. No, it's not grace's the blood of Jesus Christ that removes my sin, and frees me from the bondage of Sin Listen. Enter through the narrow gate for wide is the gate. And broad is the road that leads to destruction and many enter through it, but small. That is groaning as the gate narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it. Are you content? That the church should not find life. Because the church is not found life. These thugs, these criminals, these protestors, these rioters have not found life, either because they've never heard the true gospel of Jesus they've heard a false gospel, a gospel of unconditional love, they've never heard about the judgment and the fire of L.. They've never heard that they are lost and that there is a place where they can be washed clean and their life can be restored to them. That there is provision for them. There's no longer any need to be hopeless. Because Jesus is our hope, they've never heard that message. Instead, they've heard the cheap god of easy believe as A. Walk in your sin. Eternal Salvation can't be lost. What lies? Listen by their fruit. You will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Is Your Church Pastor? Are you producing? GRAPES OR OR THORNS? Are you producing things or thistles? Like was every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. The church in America is bearing bad fruit. We're in trouble. The, wrath of God is coming against us. Good tree cannot bear bad fruit. A bad tree can not bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire, and by their fruit. You will recognize them. The American church is about to be cut down and thrown in the fire. The fire's of their burning already. Not everyone who says to me Lord Lord will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only he who does the will of my father who is in heaven, only those who walk in obedience to the Commands of Christ will enter into heaven. There is no cheap grace. Grace's never a blanket to cover over your sin grace according to Titus. Is that which removes your sin by the blood of Jesus Grace teaches you to sing no to ungodly. Many will say to me on that day Lord Lord. Did we not prophesy in your name. And in your name, drive out, demons..
"american church" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress
"To the American church. I'm pastor, Ray Greenlee. From the national, per, Chapel. Our cities are burning. Over one hundred forty five. Cities burned last night. They, say this is about. George Floyd it's not. He was just the pin prick the bubble of rage and anger. I'm going to share with you some very straight honest things from the word of God, and from the heart of Jesus. I have watched. Several nights on the Internet. To the videos of the rage and the violence, the burning the looting I listened to the cries of frustrated rage as the people on the streets. Have rioted. This is not a protest. It's a riot. I was in Washington DC. Many years ago when there was A. Poor People's March with Martin Luther King. I was told that if I marched in that, my seminary told me they would expel me and I would lose my scholarship. I said it doesn't matter. He's right. I will march with the protesters. I was right to do so. I was honored to March with them. And listen to the message by Martin. Luther, King, that's not what's happening today. This is hopelessness. This is bitterness. Many of these who are on the streets have been put out of work because of the falseness of the pandemic. There was no reason to shut America down. They're bearing the brunt and they're angry. I don't justify their behavior. It's wrong. But I understand it. What I do not understand. Is the American church. Franklin Graham. Have great respect for. Called for this past Sunday to be a day of prayer for peace in America I told my congregation. Do Not pray for peace in America. It's not peace that we need. It's repentance that we need. It's holiness that we need. It's lifting up a standard once again. Understanding the true Gospel not the false gospel. Easy believed this him once saved always saved. The reformed word is so faults and such an utter lie. It has brought about this condition in America I lay. If there is to be blamed laid. The. I lay at the foot. Of the pulpits of America, my pulpit as well. I am desperately concerned. Now I wanNA share with you. The word of the Lord it's great and it's honest. In Romans the first chapter. I'll begin reading with verse eighteen. The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godless and wickedness of men who suppressed the truth by their wickedness. Since what may be known about God is plain to them because God made it plain verse twenty one for although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God, nor gave thanks to him, but they're thinking became futile, and they're foolish. Hearts were and. Although they claim to be wise. They became fools an exchange, the glory of the Immortal God, for images made to look like mortal man, birds, and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over. To the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. And then verse Twenty Six God gave them over to shameful loss. Their women exchanged. Natural relations were unnatural ones the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with less for one another. Verse Twenty Nine. They became filled with every kind of wickedness. Evil greed depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossip slanders. God haters insolent, arrogant boastful, they invent ways of doing evil. They disobey their parents. They are senseless, faithless, heartless ruthless. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do since such things deserve death. No they don't? They've never heard that instead. They have been told. You can go to church and be saved. And you can continue to walk in your bitterness, and in your anger in your lust in your wickedness, and you're saved. You can't lose your salvation your God. Skinny loves you unconditionally. We've lied to them. Mayor de Blasio. New York City has daughter was arrested last night on the front lines in Washington DC. Rioting. Thuggery Destruction of property. How's that possible because Mayor De Blasio? And all of those of that generation sold out the gospel of Jesus Christ and the pastors right along with them. It's been going on really since the turn of the century. I've watched in my life over the last fifty years of pastoral ministry. In this city I've watched as things have constantly moved downhill into utter destruction I was here on North Capitol Street when Washington DC burned. It was terrifying. I've watched as. Attempts have been made. Men of God have come to this city. They've left empty. Hampton David Wilkerson came and preached. In this city? Before his untimely death. There was no response. I don't blame. Those who are rioting. It lies at the feet of the Church and the pulpits of America. Revelation the third chapter. These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God in the seven stars. This is Jesus himself. The resurrected Lord speaking from heaven to John on the Isle of Patmos, he said I know your deeds. I know your deeds American church. You have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake Up. Strengthen. What remains and is about to die for have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my, God remember therefore what you have received and heard obey and repent. Doesn't say. Pray for peace. It says obey the word. Leave your sin repent. I preached this message. In an Anglican Church in.
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"american church" Discussed on Unashamed with Phil Robertson
"That Mama's this quickly so I didn't realize that the MOM drive up church which is a lot of stuff going. On around the country mom had walkup. She was coordinating walkup charges day. Yeah University while you know where I I use you know a lot of what I teach about the role of women and which will I'm sure we'll get into it as the weeks unfold in the podcast because I think a lot of that today in religion. They take like him. I Corinthians where it says. You know. A woman shouldn't have authority over man. She's not allowed to teach people. Make these rolls over that that one tax but I think here the reason we're reading in first grade sins and even see and like we're talking about our mom you're just talking about that like no big deal where she's doing things now that which is the same church work but if she did that in charge bill a lot of oil and. I'm not sure she can do that. You know and so now that is correct and so here. Here's my point. It's same kind of this camp mentality where people try to take a situation that happened. Never says in the Bible about a woman's role that means something but they'll take something and they'll try to make rules in certain areas church built on a mountain which don't apply outside of which seems to the world. They're looking sale. That's weird you know. What's your what's your problem with women. And so that's why I brought up the point last time. We talked about John. Four which is a couple of podcasts ago that Jesus had a habit of picking women in his ministry did it a lot and really highlighting and even in front of his disciples. You remember where the woman cried and washed his feet with her hair. You know and Wallet Asaba Collide with this woman. I mean we gotta took that and sell perfume and and he's like hey when the gospels breach because she gets it not only will it be preached but her story will be priest? I mean not only did take up for he rebuked them will even this tax. We hadn't read it is but verse twenty seven. The disciples return because they were. They were going to get some food when they came back. They're surprised to find him talking with a woman so first of all that she was a woman. Samaritan woman but I love says but no one asked what do you want or why are you talking to me? It was like a dog dollar. Tried to get your stuff and you just you hit that snout and say no in your Phantom. There's now had been snapped enough times. Where they they wanted to say something because they knew this wasn't kosher but nobody opened their mouth 'cause they were going to get rebuked if you stopped. You're if they somebody this way turn around. No government edict. No government ruled are regulation. Will Stop People like your mother from reaching out to the women and the poor so she reaches out to? She's not going to stop doing net. She'll say we had a situation came up where the reason I started studying this because I taught a class a couple of years ago on I Corinthians Alot First Corinthians and sake the church there had a lot of problems you know somebody sent a question on email that I think you had down to get to one day about saying what was the Not Covering your head and I've been several times you know if you had a hat on. You can't wear a hat in a building or and they're using that tax not just when you pray but you can't have a hat on you walk in the bill thing I've ever know but the but it means something to people. They're they're they're not being ridiculous in their mind. They really believe you're violating a passage in are in danger from the fire. Dislike somebody coming along Jason saying well if your wife and Y'all's mother is making sure food is being distributed to the widows and the orphans and the homeless if that's what she's doing does that Is is she? She held up a thirty over you as her husband said she exercising authority over. You feel like that's a threat to my authority with a woman is helping the homeless. And the poor GONNA say They asked Willie's daughter Sadie. Who's also a me? I'll have to admit I think she's the Best Robertson. Preacher there is Robert Hey woman proclaiming. She's awesome and so they wanted her to share her ministry or whatever church will somebody so. I'm not sure she knew that. Because she's a woman you know and so that I don't know from that moment on I thought something about. This doesn't seem right. It's in that theology. 'cause we all she does an also ministry you know. How many daughters did Philip payer yet for? But so so I started studying this and I realized people you know they get emotional about this subject because they're not turn a clear passage main something. So what's funny is the other passengers at our charts. You know Uh said I think I've come up with with something I'd like to share with the one that called me who will remain nameless. Well I could tell because he. He had every argument about this subject under the Sun will. He wouldn't let me talk. He was giving his arguments. And I said well I thought you wanted to hear on again to say. Oh that's not what you're GONNA say. I'm like well you haven't let me stop. Let me say what I want. You giving his argument. Here's what's funny about this. So my presentation to him lasted an hour. Here's what I think so. I go through the presentation. Well the next thing I know is was four or five days. Later he invites. May I give that presentation to all the lead? 'cause he went from thinking one way about what? I was going to say to. Oh I like this. This is good coach with everybody and so what it is basically is that. You're the situation in Corinthians which a lot of the problems if you read both letters they were having a a A gender would you say gender Cadillac what we have an entity that took. Yeah they were. Yeah they were. Having males dressing up like females and females like males because their background. I six was a lot of this prostitution and the I forgot the exact terms there. But you get the idea of Kyle. Prostitutes at an ex offenders. You get a Bourbon Street tight because we've all live in. A rough town is rough when I was a typical port. Tanno rougher than ours by the way and so when you read that in Li- of reading that about the hair covered and they had an issue just trying to figure out from a from looking at people who the men were and who the women were. That's when you run into trouble and so I took things back to Matthew. Nineteen you know where Jesus defines marriage. He and he says this phrase over and over. It's over and over in the Bible. God made them male and female and the next phrases were zero in. Oh and for this that we you don't mess with that you have a male and you have a famous and for that reason.
"american church" Discussed on Unashamed with Phil Robertson
"American model. It's not the biblical model Bs. When you say that he's saying we don't need a church building you say you are the building. I think that was his point. Another place the whole book. A Hebrews discusses this transition between the place the form the former model and then how Jesus just completely on Resurrection Day. While you're there what did you say you and your family did. What was that? Tell us at that again. So yesterday. Euro remember what I did. Just say you're in the basement but NATO guest or separate the Lord's supper workplace where he jay's I was in my living you were in your living room so did you Accept THAT AS WORSHIPING. God we will worship God and look. I don't want to give you a heart attack our viewers but the only fruit of the Vine I could find was mine. I actually had real wine and some. Sol School Yeah. I had some crackers. I mean that's what we saw biblical. I'm sure I'll get an email or till on this so you worship God in your living room and did you say but did you say well. It's really not worship because I'm not up here at some building with a steeple on it. I got the concept we were. We were worse than God. Yeah it didn't matter where we that's why when I'm driving down the road and people pull up next him and they're like who's this guy talking to you. What's he screaming about? Oh no I'm just watch but I'm singing. I play that worship music loud in are saying is doing yesterday and I was practicing my golf pitching because I didn't play golf for so many months and then we went and played the other day and it was a complete disaster versus well. This is good story and so I'm out practicing while I I said you know what I gotTa have a happy though. 'cause you get the. Yips in your mind when you haven't done something I'm shanking. The golf shot so I just started seeing worship solved as loud as I could take my mind off this stress was having and it started working and so I was in between the two ever heard of worship in an answer to a bad short game..
"american church" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
"It's mostly the rich kids that got to do those little things because their parents have those tax. But yeah, no different times. Did you grow up in? I mean, you went to church to go to a Korean American church. Yes. They did. Did you grow up in a Korean American community? Or did you like how much of your life was defined by your parents Korean s and how much of your life was miscellaneous suburban midwesterner? I I let a very dualistic life trace it back nowadays and think about immigration, and I had some stories from the past. Whereas like, oh, I I remember getting dragged in kicking and screaming to class every single day when I was in kindergarten. And then they just sat me down with Plato. I remember my dad telling me, my first were English words were what does don't cry mean? And you know, they've just become like, funny myths, or like ideas or stories that you tell yourself and to to give yourself. Backstory. But then like, you really process that in your adult age, and you're like, maybe that was messed up like maybe that was really traumatic, and I didn't know how to deal, but I do remember that. I think it connects is that made me so scared that I desire to be part of you know, what was popular and normal which was, you know, white suburban culture, and and then I had this other portion which was church friends. And that was where felt like family felt comfortable felt like myself. We're you aware of the difference between I mean, I presume that you had appears in school who were, you know, going to young life or whatever Christian youth groups and stuff where you were you aware of the difference between your world of Christian youth culture in their world of Christian youth. Walter, you, you know, I don't know if I was that aware until we went to a massive young. Life conference, and it was one of those huge church retreats where like there's like, I don't know a hundred youth groups from one hundred different churches, and we were the only Korean one that went and I remember getting couple, you know, kid racist things like, you know, seeing the bus was had Korean letters on it. So, you know, people do the whole like ching Chong thing, whatever. But I you know, it wasn't too bad because it was still Christian. They're trying to keep it cool. But the funniest part of that was like we did distinctly feel out of place, and then it all culminated to winning the broomball championship. And we won that like we want it week went lost. Our first game got trop down to the loser tier? And then worked our way back up to a final penalty penalty. Shot or one of my friends at church, Danny Kim, he hit this amazing shot that like he he chipped it. So it went over the goalkeeper in right over his shoulder into the goal. And we went ballistic, and I think they respected us after that. I feel like it was the Korean suburban Detroit's Korean American populations version of the you know, was at nineteen Eighty-four USA versus the USSR hockey game. Yes. That's exactly right. It was peak peak life. I think. You live here in Los Angeles. And do you also have a brother who lives here in Los Angeles has a restaurant not not that far from here? What is it like for you to see the particular kind of Korean American experience that exists here in Los Angeles where there are places where there are many fully independent worlds of upper-middle-class Korean and Korean American people? Both like Koreans living in America who might not identify themselves even as American and immigrants who have upper-class lives that are majority Korean like they're living in Korean-American world. What's that like for you to see as as an adult is a guy who came here when you were in your mid late twenties. I mean, like sometimes you'll meet kids from Hawaii or so Cal Crean kids or even the bay, and they're just unlocked, you know, or their normal..
"american church" Discussed on Cross of Christ Church - Audio
"Oh that's good it's good but certainly jumping uncomfortable ankle so so you you wrote a comfortable came out in the centre exactly so just for those who are free with a with swiss thesis of look to the thesis is basically the idea that on discomfort in life generally is good for us whether it's a sport you're trying to improve in or some sort of skill you don't grow by being in your comfort zone you grow by being stretched out cyber comfort zone and so that logic applies to our spiritual growth as well and church in so the idea of the book is churches inherently uncomfortable christianity is inherently uncomfortable rather than see that as a liability or something that we need to like soften and tried to avoid the discomfort we need to see it as an opportunity on because it's it's the way jesus has designed things for us to be stretched and sanctified ingrown um um an and when we flip christianity into this thing that's more about comfort then the cost of disciple ship like all sorts of errors are introduced and you know hair season the state of the american church large extent i think is due to the fact that we've we've kind of bowed our needs to the idol of come for more than the cross and uh so i think there's there's kind of a sense of me taking on a survey of the landscape american christianity in what i see and realizing that i think this is a word that needs to be spoken to us right now is that for the for the sustainability of christianity in our culture we have to count the cost and be clear on the cost and not try to like package cresci andy is something that is about meeting you where you're adan kind of a pattern you on the back and you're like i'd all the trees whatever they are like no it's it's about undermining those idols and and stretching you wherever you're out and it's going to look different.
"american church" Discussed on VOX Podcast with Mike Erre
"We just want to say from the outset no we i believe as a disciple of jesus i've listened to similar the really good arguments on the other side i've listened to you to presentations that are very passionate by people who claim to be christians and who argue for the significance the reality the vibrancy gay marriage i get it i've heard it i at least have done my best to try to understand and i still believe that god's ideal is one male one woman when lifetime when marriage and i realize that some construe that is hate speech in some construe that is intolerance and and i think because the church's done such a horrible job on some of these issues i get why they say those things but at the same time if we're consistently applying the ethic of the bible then we speak out against an appropriate divorce and we speak out against gossip and slander and we speak out against greed and we speak out against pride the problem is in in in my view now you may disagree the problem is it that we have an unrealistic standard the problem is we inconsistently apply it and can i get an amen on this often the american church spends the least amount of time condemning the sins itself is guilty of okay so may be may be there are six verses six passages that deal with homosexuality in lesbianism maybe but there are two thousand that deal with wealth and poverty.
"american church" Discussed on VOX Podcast with Mike Erre
"I mean i've stood it marriages where this is their second or third marriage and they're sitting there promising in sickness and in health for better and worse for richer and poorer and you're kinda go in really you wouldn't you want to say that again now sometimes and i think the bible does allow for divorce in some cases i do but that's wait fewer than what the american church practices and so the idea is that would have marriage turns out to be is a living breathing picture of the gospel of jesus a man would love his wife and give himself up for her woman would receive that love and reciprocated that that turns out to be one of the best witnesses to the truth of the gospel anywhere so that's what's at stake men and women but you and i were raised in a culture that just says no piotr you test drive this when you test drive this when you tester of this when you tester of this when you tester of this one until you find one that you think there's no better deal out there you say yes and what you're saying yes to is hey as long as you make me happy as long as we get along as long as their sexual chemistry we're in i mean i wish there was truth in marriage vows you know what i'm saying i mean he's really in my immaturity what am i saying on the day of my wedding.