GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY!!!

“Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy…for unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior which is Christ the Lord!” Those powerful words were uttered by a heavenly messenger almost 2000 years ago. The “good tidings” was the message that a Savior was born!  That a Savior even…

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Pastors, Politicians, and Revival – Is That Possible?

Yesterday, at a local Morganton, NC restaurant, the North Carolina Pastors Network (NCPN) held its fourth “Ministers Together” pastors/legislators breakfast.  To put it directly, it was an absolutely phenomenal time. At 8:00 AM, pastors and elected officials began filling up our designated room at Abele’s Restaurant (necessitating use of an overflow area).  The interaction between…

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Racism Bad, But Lawlessness Worse

“Prejudice, said Mark Twain, “is the ink with which all history is written.” [1] We’re certainly feeling the import of these words with the Michael Brown case in Ferguson and the Eric Garner situation in New York. Riots, looting, entire city blocks burned to the ground and abundant protests have resulted. The charge leveled by…

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Chicken or Egg/Truth or Love…Which is Most Important?

On November 14th, an event of immeasurable consequence and tragedy took place in Washington, DC.  It is one about which I’ve already commented, but from which I cannot free my mind. Muslims gathered in a Protestant church building to celebrate the oneness that is supposedly shared by all faiths. Repeatedly, the false claim was made…

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Tolerance, Accomodation, Embrace-Islam and Theological Error On The March

In what can only be described as an act of defiance against Christianity and a naively dangerous move, the National Cathedral in Washington, DC this past Friday hosted its first EVER Muslim prayer gathering.  Organizers for the event included CAIR (Counsel on American-Islamic Relations), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Public Affairs…

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Biblical Marriage Falls in NC – Or, Has It?

Yesterday, North Carolina’s Marriage Amendment (called Amendment One), passed by 61% of the residents of the state, was overturned by a district judge from Asheville, NC.  The case on which Judge Max Cogburn (a Barack Obama appointee) ruled is one from Charlotte, NC.  Two other cases, both from Greensboro, NC, are pending.  It was believed…

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Pastors Faced With Epic Decision On Pulpit Speech!

On October 5, ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom–a 2,000 attorney strong organization) will conduct its seventh annual “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” initiative.  Begun in 2008, the “Pulpit Freedom” initiative encourages pastors to speak freely and forcefully, from their pulpit, regarding the political issues of the day–including qualifications for political leadership, the Scriptures teaching on such volatile issues…

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U.S. Supreme Court Puts a Hold on Same-Sex Marriage in VA

Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling striking down the Virgina same-sex marriage ban. Because North Carolina falls under the jurisdiction of the Fourth Circuit Court, their ruling foretells what they might do on cases that challenge the constitutionality of our Marriage Amendment. We strongly believe that the 10th…

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Official Asks U.S. Chief Justice to Block 4th Circuit Ruling on VA Marriage Amendment

On August 13th the 4th Circuit denied a request to stay its ruling that found Virginia’s Marriage Amendment unconstitutional.  Yesterday lawyers from Alliance Defending Freedom, who are representing a county clerk in Virginia, filed an emergency stay application at the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to prevent that ruling from going into effect. U.S. Chief Justice…

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BARNA: MANY PASTORS WARY OF RAISING “CONTROVERSY”

Many theologically conservative pastors agree the Bible speaks to key issues of the day, but research indicates only a handful of them say they will speak to it. On Thursday, George Barna – research expert and founder of The Barna Group – shared with American Family Radio’s “Today’s Issues” about new information he’s compiling at…

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