Washington Free Beacon…
President Obama’s longtime spiritual leader, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, has endorsed a controversial anti-Israel group that seeks to delegitimize Jewish historical connections to the city of Jerusalem.
Wright, a controversial religious figure who served as Obama’s pastor for nearly 20 years, has thrown his support behind a movement called the Global March to Jerusalem, an anti-Israel protest movement that seeks “freedom for Jerusalem and its people and to put an end to the Apartheid, ethnic cleansing and Judaisation policies affecting the people, land and sanctity of Jerusalem.”
Like other efforts to illegally penetrate Israel’s sovereign territory, the activists seek to disrupt Israeli security and provoke a bloody conflict.
Asia Bibi (Image Credit: UCA News)
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Asia Bibi’s tale has been a long and tragic one. The Pakistani woman has been detained for nearly three years after being charged with blasphemy for allegedly disparaging the name of the Prophet Mohammed. The penalty for talking negatively about Islam’s leader? Death.
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Pastor Jim Wallis isn’t one to candy-coat his views about Jesus and the Bible. Wallis, who is revered as the modern-day father of the “Christian left,” has urged believers to embrace the Occupy Wall Street movement and has made his own, personal quest for social justice known. He continues to allege that the protesters who insist that they are “the 99 percent” are people who “stand with Jesus.”
From The Blaze…
It’s no secret that President Barack Obama is facing an uphill battle among people of faith. Sure, some religious progressives may agree wholeheartedly with his administration’s decision to mandate that religiously-affiliated institutions violate their consciences. But the resounding voices standing against this regulation and speaking out in favor of religious freedom may pose quite a problem for the nation’s leader as he seeks out a second term in November.
“Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
* No one can judge another man’s salvation and judgment is not adjudicated by anyone but the father. We can however see the fruit born from a tree, being recognizable as good and bad, in other words we see the works done by a man and see what is represented in a man’s heart by his words. It is not for us to judge another person’s salvation, however we must see what is clearly displayed by words and actions, as fruit on a tree is clearly seen, and decide whether or not that is representative of good or bad fruit from the heart.
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Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV
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