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  • TFRStaff 6:42 am on 2016-06-30 Permalink | Reply
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    Is God Racist? 

    A certain segment of the American population has succeeded in perpetrating the notion of “political correctness” (PC) across a broad base of society. This ideology has infiltrated politics, education, and religion. While touted as a manifestation of “compassion” and “respect” for those with whom one disagrees, the fact is that PC seeks to silence any expression of disagreement that is not in line with its covert agenda.     Read >>

     
  • John T. Polk II 10:16 pm on 2016-02-18 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: political correctness, the fear of God   

    2-18-2016 War And The Fear Of God 

    The Israelites divided into Northern and Southern Kingdoms, Jehoshaphat king of Southern Judah, attempted political correctness, by trying to get along with everyone. Jehu, God’s prophet, said, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the LORD? Therefore the wrath of the LORD is upon you” (2 Chronicles 19:2 NKJV). However, because Jehoshaphat obeyed the LORD in other matters, God helped him in a war. “And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the LORD, worshiping the LORD” (2 Chronicles 20:18 NKJV). “And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel” (2 Chronicles 20:29 NKJV). A nation stays in war because it has not put “the fear of God” in its enemies.

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 8:38 am on 2015-06-11 Permalink | Reply
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    6-11-2015 Are You Double-Hearted? 

    David said: “Help, LORD, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak” (Psalm 12:1-2 NKJV). In this day of “political correctness,” right-words are shouted down and right-actions are condemned. The “godly” and “faithful” may resort to idle speech and flattery “with his neighbor,” hiding within his heart the knowledge of what’s right and the fact he is wrong. This “double heart” is one of sin, guilt, and misery. Christians should pray: “Do not take me away with the wicked And with the workers of iniquity, Who speak peace to their neighbors, But evil is in their hearts” (Psalm 28:3 NKJV). “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so” (Psalm 107:2 NKJV).

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 2:00 am on 2014-02-06 Permalink | Reply
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    (#149) The Proverbs of Solomon 20:26-True Political Correctness 

    Since God Created humans, only God can provide specific understanding of human behavior. God gave Solomon Divine Wisdom (1 Kings Chapters 3 and 10) to explain what and why behavior is as it is, and Proverbs 10:1-24:34 are randomly written, as if they were Solomon’s judgments about individual cases brought to him, or simply God-given explanations about life. New Testament passages may help see the continuation of Wisdom offered through Jesus Christ.

    Proverbs 20:26: “A wise king sifts out the wicked, And brings the threshing wheel over them.”

    God sets the standard for what is “wicked” (Exodus 23:7; Proverbs 6:12-19), and this judgment is His. “The LORD tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain coals; Fire and brimstone and a burning wind Shall be the portion of their cup” (Psalm 11:5-6).

    Another proverb also states this formula: “Take away the dross from silver, And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry. Take away the wicked from before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness” (Proverbs 25:4-5). These proverbs call for a government purge of evil. What has happened is the government has been purged of good! Political Correctness (“P.C.”) has lowered good morals to the level of evil, as Paul warned Christians: “Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits’” (1 Corinthians 15:33). “P.C.” is being used to silence the Truth of God and the righteous. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them” (Romans 1:18-19). Only the unrighteous would “suppress the truth in unrighteousness,” and when this is done by those in government, it is called “political correctness” by them, “censorship” by their citizens, but brings down “the wrath of God” upon them!

    True “political correctness” is for government leaders to realize it is “an abomination for kings to commit wickedness” (Proverbs 16:12), and a king should scatter “all evil with his eyes” (Proverbs 20:8). Every president, king, queen, prime minister, or other leading representative of government that overlooks and allows the wicked to have influence in government is not wise and is wicked!

    A main job of a God-ordained government leader, is to be “not a terror to good works, but to evil” because “he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil” (Romans 13:1-4). Since “there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God,” then citizen’s obedience is required (Romans 13:1). However, when the wicked rule, the people pay. Other proverbs state this plainly: “Like a roaring lion and a charging bear Is a wicked ruler over poor people” (Proverbs 28:15); “If a ruler pays attention to lies, All his servants become wicked” (Proverbs 29:12).

    When people keep voting for “the lesser of two evils,” they have supported the wicked who rule! Citizens who should have a say in their government, but accept the wicked in government, deserve what they get! The outcries of the Israelites let God know they were ready for deliverance: “Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them” (Exodus 2:23-25). A word to the wise is sufficient.

    All Scriptures and comments are based upon the New King James Version, unless otherwise noted.

     
    • Sandi 9:37 am on 2014-02-06 Permalink | Reply

      Amen! I fear for what’s in store for my children in this Country. I just pray God will protect the godly.

      • John T. Polk II 10:17 am on 2014-02-07 Permalink | Reply

        “and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds) — then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. (2 Peter 2:7-11 NKJV)

  • docmgphillips 12:22 pm on 2013-12-19 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: be counted, , political correctness, prejudce, stand up   

    Duck Dynasty and Me 

    I am forced to admit that some things get me “riled up.” So, I hope someone can set me straight. One of our brethren, the patriarch of “Duck Dynasty,” has been fired from the show. Why? Because, when asked on a TV talk show about homosexuality, he quoted Scripture to show that God did not approve of the practice.
    Now, my question is this: Why is it so wrong and politically incorrect to publically defend your faith and the Bible if you are a Christian? On the converse, it is not politically incorrect to make fun of Christians and their beliefs. It is not politically incorrect to make fun of the Bible and regard it as full of myths. The TV show currently showing about “The Truth about the Bible” makes numerous Scriptural and doctrinal errors, but that is not politically incorrect. Yet, one negative word about the Koran or about sin, and we are tarred as “ignorant hate-mongers.”
    I guess my stance is this: If Duck Dynasty can risk national prestige and a very lucrative job to stand for Jesus in a public forum, how dare I not take a similar stand in my own small world?

     
    • bturvaville 8:55 pm on 2013-12-21 Permalink | Reply

      Well stated. We need more people like the Robertson’s to stand up for what the Word of God says. We as Christians have been silent way too long. If we do not stand up for what God says then who will.

    • John Henson 10:19 am on 2013-12-28 Permalink | Reply

      Actually, he was suspended, not fired. The suspension only lasted nine days, which suggests to me this was all a ploy by the A&E Network to build a greater following for its show. The “suspension” came at a time when the show was NOT taping new episodes. In my opinion, the emotions of many thousands of people were used for a cheap publicity gag.

      • docmgphillips 10:29 am on 2013-12-28 Permalink | Reply

        That may very well be true. Nevertheless, I am proud of all who stood up for Phil. I think this shows that there is still a remnant who will voice an opinion for the Lord’s Way.

        • Eugene Adkins 12:05 pm on 2013-12-28 Permalink | Reply

          I’m glad that he did say something about the situation, and I think they need to be supported to that extent, but their whole situation is very disturbing to me. For one, they have a winery with the “Duck Dynasty” label, and two, here in Tennessee they have a state lottery ticket with the “Duck Dynasty” label on it too. There seems to be a hunger for money at almost any cost with the “Duck Dynasty” label, which is very much controlled by the family.

    • docmgphillips 3:06 pm on 2013-12-28 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah…seems like I hear an echo saying…The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil (I Timothy 6:10) I have to wonder. Whether or not I support all they do, I have to support the stand for the truth.

  • Eugene Adkins 6:40 am on 2013-04-18 Permalink | Reply
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    “Funny” Quote 

    One of the quotes that I will remember from our revival this week with Larry Acuff said something to the effect of:

    Political correctness wants a woman everywhere except in a marriage to a man.

    So true. So sad.

    The very culture that’s promising to make a woman more than she’s ever been is taking more than what’s ever been taken! That’s because the world promises what it can’t deliver, but God will deliver whatever His word promises.

     
  • Ed Boggess 7:26 am on 2012-08-29 Permalink | Reply
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    Never has the devil been so successful than he is in this modern age. Man is convinced that he has progressed beyond the Rock of Ages and has thrown the inspired principles of morality to the flames of political correctness. The Ten Commandments are not even recommendations today and things formerly holy are trampled underfoot as profane. Marriage is no longer the sacred union of a man and woman; but is redefined to accommodate the corrupt and perverse. But the Almighty once declared to Job that there are boundaries and limits. God said, “Thus far you shall come and no further.” The sun is setting on these times and judgment peers from around the corner. Let it be shouted to a unhearing throngs, the fierceness of God’s wrath is not weakened or abated, but stands ready to strike. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

     
    • Bernard Barton 8:04 am on 2012-08-29 Permalink | Reply

      I agree 100% with you Ed-It is even being accepted in the church by my brethren
      People are saying as long as it is consentual it is alright-who are we to judge is what they say
      Christ said by their fruits you shall know them

    • Abel nghuushi 11:08 am on 2012-08-29 Permalink | Reply

      Please assist me that information: when did the devil and its messengers cast out from heaven?

  • J. Randal Matheny 5:22 pm on 2011-05-20 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , political correctness, religion news   

    A story of our time: PC makes news 

    So which is the real story: that a woman protests a Bible verse on a church sign, or that a TV station makes a big deal of her objection? Read the story on BNc.

     
  • Laura 11:13 am on 2010-06-21 Permalink | Reply
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    Jesus’ Conversation with the Samaritan Woman 

    Today’s nudge: What stands out in your mind in the story of Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well?

    I think the biggest thing that stands out for me is the example Jesus set for us today. In His time, Samaritans were looked down upon as the “dogs” of their time. Jesus went against all the political correctness and racism of his time to share God’s message with these “social rejects”. He treated them for what they were: humans created by and loved by God who were in need of God’s saving grace — just like the Jews. We should do no less.

     
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