Why did “centrist evangelical” Jim Wallis try to hide donations from pro-abortion far Left atheist George Soros?

And why does pro-abortion far Left atheist George Soros want to contribute to “centrist evangelical” Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis?

So many questions.

See Wallis-Soros ties surfacing (OneNewsNow.com).

People who say that Social Security has a “trust fund” are ill-informed– or they think you are

You often hear from politicians that we must protect the Social Security “trust fund,” but the truth is that there is no such thing.  They know that – or at  least they should know that.  So they are ignorant and/or trying to deceive you, both of which are bad.

The government does not have the capability to set aside funds in a bank account like we do.  When the Social Security funds come in they are spent on Social Security, or, as they have done for decades, on other spending projects they didn’t want to raise taxes to fund.  Decades of dishonesty and financial mismanagement by both parties are becoming more visible.

If some of these Social Security funds went to private investments that you could control then that would limit how much the politicians could abuse.  But they don’t want to lose control, so they play on your fears that something bad will happen.

Yes, the market could crash and you could lose your investments.  It is a risky world.  But think about this: Whether your private account crashed or not it isn’t like the government is saving our taxes today to pay out tomorrow.  Either way the payouts they will make 10 years from now will come from taxes paid 10 years from now.

Simply put, we can’t lose by having at least part of current contributions devoted to private accounts.  The politicians will lose because they’ll have to find a way to fund current spending, or not spend the money at all.

Don’t let fear-mongering by politicians fool you.  The system has been broken for a long time.  Democrats didn’t want you to be informed and Republicans didn’t try hard enough to inform you.  But it isn’t that complicated.

Roundup

Speak the Gospel — use deeds when necessary – Seems that St. Francis probably didn’t say “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”  I didn’t realize that when I wrote Taking St. Francis too literally, but the content there still applies.  Even if he had said it, a cursory review of his life would show that he said it as hyperbole.  He was all about using words to share the Gospel.  Hat tip: The Pugnacious Irishman

Does the Old Testament condone slavery? – Excellent post on a common objection to the Bible.  Very clear and concise.  Read it and save the link.

Absolutely not.

The Old Testament speaks of slavery often, and lays out rules on how slaves were to be treated. This has caused some to become confused…but a basic understanding of the context for ancient near-eastern slavery shows that the Old Testament does not condone slavery. Let’s look at some common assumptions . . .

Hat tip: Wes from Facebook

Author: More teens becoming ‘fake’ Christians – how about your church and your kids?

Hey WordPress users: I just started using the Zemanta feature.  When you write posts it prompts you with suggested tags, related links and public domain pictures.  This is a big time-saver!

To add Zemanta, go to Users > Personal Settings in your Dashboard. You’ll see a new option near the end of the page that lets you add Zemanta to your posts. Click “Help me find related content (images, links, related articles, and tags) to use in my posts.” Hit “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page. You can turn it off at any time.

Hypocritical Al Sharpton Doesn’t Know the First Thing About Martin Luther King’s Legacy

Al Sharpton is a professional bigot. During his long career the Reverend has incited two anti-Semitic pogroms; the Crown Heights riot and the firebombing of the Jewish-owned Freddy’a Fashion Mart in Harlem. Each of the Sharpton-incited pogroms resulted in deaths, but now for some unknown reason Reverend Al believes he is the caretaker of religious tolerance in the country, as well as the protector of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of peaceful protest.

Hat tip: The Other McCain

Evolutionary psychology: Evolutionary psychologists get stressed and start to cry over the evolution of crying

Darwinism requires that stupid, materialist explanations based on survival be preferred to obvious ones that start with the reality of the human mind and human cognition, so far as I can see.

Missouri law gets the science right

As noted in Media Deeply Concerned About Missouri Abortion Law, Not So Much About Sharia, Missouri gets the science right in a new law about informed consent for abortions.

The media tried to twist it into a debatable religious angle, even though the law just adds a simple, factual phrase to a pamphlet:

“The life of each human being begins at conception,” according to Senate Bill 793, which will add new regulations to the state’s 24-hour informed consent law for abortions. “Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being.”

Those words will be displayed “prominently” on brochures that abortion providers will be required to hand out to every woman seeking the procedure — even if they don’t happen to believe the Christian theology the words represent.

Of course all Christians should know that God created life and that we should protect innocent human beings from being aborted.

But this law isn’t based on religion, it is based on an irrefutable scientific fact: The unborn are unique, living human beings from conception.  Go check out those pesky embryology textbooks in the link.  Or just think about the logic for about 5 seconds: What other type of being would two human beings create?   Of course it is a human being.  Who cares if / when it has a soul?  If you think the timing of the soul is important then you need to prove exactly when it comes into being or explain why we wouldn’t err on the side of caution.

The article also highlights how ridiculous it is to protest the requirement to share scientific facts with women about to have their unborn children destroyed while turning a blind eye to the creeping Sharia law of Islam.  What does Sharia declare?

  • Women are inferior to men.
  • Women should have fewer rights and responsibilities than Larry the Cable Guy.
  • Women count for one-half of a dude in giving evidence in a court of law.
  • Women should be horse whipped if they ever make their husband feel like a dork.
  • Victoria’s Secret Miraculous Bra (with extreme level 5 cleavage) makes God angry.
  • Women can’t say squat in regard to whom they’ll marry, what they’ll wear, where they’ll live, or whether or not they can divorce their cheating and/or abusive husband.
  • Girls can be wed beginning at the ripe old age of frickin’ nine.
  • Women should be cool with hubby having a couple of hoochies or female slaves on the side.
  • Women, on the pretext of “honor,” should be locked up, isolated and unable to have a girls’ night out at Mango’s on Ocean Drive.
  • Say, where are all the feminists yelling about “my body, my life” when it comes to Islam?

The good Jim Wallace

Don’t confuse Jim Wallace of Please Convince Me with Jim "the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution" Wallis, the faux centrist who who distorts the real Gospel, lies about taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from pro-abortion atheist George Soros and who gives free posters of Hindus to subscribers of his magazine.

Jim Wallace has a terrific ministry for anyone to follow, but especially those involved with youth.  He offers many apologetics lessons for free.  They have excellent production values.  They have a very personable Q&A format that is as accurate as it is accessible.

I encourage you to listen to the May 17th Podcast of Stand to Reason (though you should really be listening to their Podcast every week!) to hear the interview with Wallace and Greg Koukl.

Good points about false teacher hypocrisy

See Glenn Beck Day | RedState and ask why false teachers like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie defend the NYC Mosque and criticize those who object to the Mosque, yet they vilify Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin for a non-political event?

Hypocrites.

Roundup

Even the NY Times — that radical Right newspaper — reports no link between disasters and “global warming.”

Hillbuzz on Liberal Myths About Taxes – read the link – lots of nice graphs. 

MYTH: The Bush tax cuts caused the deficit.

FACT: In 2002, tax revenues were $1.85 trillion. In 2007, revenues were $2.57 trillion — a 39 percent INCREASE.

MYTH: The rich don’t pay taxes.

FACT: The top 1% of income earners pay 40% of all federal income taxes. The top 5% pay 60%. Everyone in the $200,000 plus tax bracket pays MORE than one fourth of their adjusted gross income in federal taxes. They almost certainly also coughed up a great deal in state and local taxes as well.

MYTH: People who object to the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agendas are right-wing extremists.

FACT: People who agree with Obama, Pelosi and Reid are left-wing extremists.

Planned Parenthood spent $638k to fight Alaska’s parental notice initiative – wow!  They really, really don’t like the idea of parents being informed that they grandchildren are going to be destroyed and that their children are going to undergo a surgery that has serious medical and emotional risks.  But you still need to jump through many hoops so your kids can take an Advil at school.  Aren’t you glad that Planned Parenthood gets hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding? 

Outsourced Call Centers Return, To U.S. Homes – What?!  You mean if wages inevitably rise in other countries when jobs shift there, and if you offer better quality locally, that businesses might reconsider where to source their labor?  The “Invisible Hand” works, again.  I heart capitalism.  Hat tip: Total Transformation (he’s back!)

False teachers like Jim "the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution" Wallis and Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie support the NYC Mosque and demonize those who dare criticize it, so they should be going ballistic over this:  Obama’s Hometown, Vastly Democratic Chicago, Denies Permit To Mosque : Stop The ACLU.  Why do the conservative, bigoted hate-mongers in Chicago oppose the freedom of religion of these Muslims?  Remember, the situation in New York is merely the right of citizens to exercise free speech in criticizing the Mosque location.  In Chicago, it is the government denying the freedom of the Muslims. 

More importantly, why don’t wolves in sheep’s clothing like Jim Wallis and Chuck Currie stand up for the Muslims in the racist and conservative city of Chicago?  Hey, isn’t that where the President is from?  The answer, obviously, is that they are hypocritical fakes.

Remember, the situation in New York is merely the right of citizens to exercise free speech in criticizing the Mosque location.  In Chicago, it is the government denying the freedom of the Muslims. 

 

Roundup

The Detroit News Continues Misinformation Campaign Over Stem Cell Research – great points by Stephen.  The media continually – and presumably deliberately – gets it wrong on stem cells.  Adult stem cell research doesn’t kill innocent human beings, so the many findings from them are attributed to generic “stem cell” research.  That way, the embryonic stem cell research (the kind that destroys human beings in the process) gets a halo effect.  That’s just one of many tricks they use to conflate the two and avoid the hard truths: Adult stem cells have resulted in many great findings without destroying human beings, while embryonic stem cells kill humans and have not had success.

Good points by Ray Comfort about a dying atheist (presumably Christopher Hitchens, but they apply to anyone in that situation) – Christianity doesn’t need “trophy converts.”  We’ve got all we need to share the truth of Jesus.  I hope Hitchens and many others have authentic conversions, but not so we can wave it at atheists as some sort of proof point.  The proof is that Jesus rose from the dead.

Turns out the firebomber of Democrat Russ Carnahan’s office was an ex-campaign worker and not a Republican or (gasp!) a Tea Partier.  The guilty party had a history of harassing Tea Party activists.  Anyone care to speculate if the media attention would have been different had the roles been reversed?

James Cameron, Mega-Climate Creationist, Chickens Out On Debate – yep.  What’s new?

Sponge Bob’s Your Uncle! – One more reason to put those “monkeys are X% similar to humans” stories in perspective.
The news is out: sea sponges share almost 70 percent of human genes.

If people want to debate the morality or effectiveness of the Iraq war I can understand that.  But too often numbers are made up on the fly and the is used as a scapegoat for anything.  If you want facts about what the Iraq war really cost (hint: not $3 trillion), read this.  Obama’s stimulus package cost $100 billion more than the whole war.

Aren’t these also the same folks who tell us how well JFK and LBJ ran the economy back in the roaring ’60s? During the eight years of 1961-69, 46% of all federal spending was on national defense. During President Bush’s eight years, defense spending did not even average 20% of federal outlays. Under JFK/LBJ, defense spending was 8%-9% of GDP. Under Bush, it was about 4%.

International Cooperating Ministries

I wanted to rerun this post about one of our favorite ministries.

One of our favorite organizations is International Cooperating Ministries, a “non-profit, trans-denominational Christian organization that works toward the mission of nurturing believers and assisting church growth worldwide. With our partners, we leverage simple church growth principles to see our vision of growth in the faith of individual believers, the number of people within each church, and the number of churches within a nation-truly actualizing Christ’s commission to “make disciples of all nations!””

They primarily build churches (roughly $7,000 each) and church/orphanages (roughly $25,000).  The church/orphanages are exciting projects because they not only help the local church and the orphans, but the widows who take care of the orphans as well.  Almost sounds kinda biblical . . .

Here is their basic model:

When a church is built in a poor village, it more than stands out among the surrounding mud and thatch huts … it shines!  And that’s just the beginning of the community’s transformation when a new church is opened…

• Worshippers abandon the shady tree that previously served as their Sunday sanctuary.

• Curiosity draws unbelievers to the new church and the congregation doubles.

• Weeknight small group Bible studies are started using the Mini Bible College.

• Church members share their faith with neighbors, citing God’s miraculous provision of a beautiful new church.

• Weekdays, the building is filled with eager children who now have a school.

• The village leader holds community council meetings in the place where Christians worship every Sunday.

• Visiting doctors and nurses use the church as a temporary medical clinic during their humanitarian missions.

Soon, the pastor is raising up young leaders and they each start new churches in neighboring villages where they meet under a tree – and the whole process starts over again.

When a church is built in a poor village, it more than changes lives, it transforms a community … and reaches a nation!

The transformation begins . . . with your help!

They use a “web” approach, so that each church that receives a building needs to help 5 other churches start in their vicinity.

They offer a “mini-Bible college” to help the churches have sound doctrine.

One of the things I like about them is that their administrative costs are paid for by a foundation, so 100% of what you give goes straight to the projects.

They build churches around the world, including many countries where persecution is rampant.

Check out their web site and see what you think.  You might want to donate or get a group to raise funds for a church.  Perhaps you’ve been seriously blessed and could pay for a whole church yourself!  Think about that for a while.  It is a great way to encourage other believers, help widows and orphans, and spread the Gospel!  Who knows, you might get to go visit them someday in this life, but if you are a believer you can be sure you’ll catch up with them in Heaven someday.

As Jesus said, where your treasure is there your heart will be also.  When you donate to projects around the world your heart will go there as well.

Let’s see if this comment stays on the blog of Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis

Someone left a good comment on Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Social Justice Christian – Jim Wallis – God’s Politics Blog.  I wonder if it will stay on there and if people will be able to describe more about the lies around the Wallis / Soros connection.  I had two different logons banned on that blog even though I was unfailingly polite.  In fact, I followed their commenting guidelines while pro-Wallis people didn’t, yet I was the one banned.

tseries wrote:

Mr. Wallis -

I’m assuming that my posting will be removed by the Sojourner censores. I find it strange that you would attack the veracity of Glenn Beck when you don’t want to seem to come clean on you affiliation with billionaire George Soros. Just how much money has Sojourners accepted from Mr. Soros, and what influence did Mr. Soros buy with that money? Before anyone cries foul and calls me a slanderer, do a simple google search of Soros and Wallis and you will see what I am talking about.

Since Wallis saw fit to call Glenn Beck a liar again (I don’t watch Beck so I don’t know if he lied about Wallis or not), I hope Wallis will respond to the complaint about his lies.  He said he didn’t take money from atheist pro-abort anti-capitalist George Soros, then tried to pretend that he wouldn’t notice a $200,000 donation.  Yeah, right.

Wallis’ whole post is an exercise in twisting words.  Glenn Beck appears to be thinking of something particular when he decries “social justice” leaders, but Wallis treats the phrase as having the same meaning for all who utter it.  That is nonsense.  MLK’s “social justice” was different than Wallis and different than Beck’s, or as the same commenter noted:

Would disagree that Mr. Beck is against social justice, just the Sojourner definition thereof.

Jim Wallis distorts the real Gospel, and more.

Free eBook or Podcasts: 23 Essays Exploring the Truth of Christianity

Is Christianity true?  Short answer: Yes:  Longer answers: Check out the free resources here — Apologetics 315: Is Christianity True? FREE eBook.

A free Podcast is also available.  Redeem your commute, or jog, or whatever you do.

Roundup

And then they are all mine – the real agenda of some college professors.  Hey parents, have you prepared your kids for these college educators who will take $100,000+ from your wallet while deliberately trying to separate them from your values and religion?   Church youth groups should focus more on apologetics and sound biblical analysis than entertainment.  Hat tip: Stan

Jesus.org looks like a very good set of resources by some solid contributors.

Liberals Spend Your Money Promoting Islam Overseas – what happened to that separation of church and state thingy?

Four Pointer has two great series going: “Paul Never Quoted Jesus,” where he demonstrates just how often Paul did quote the Lord directly or indirectly, and Jesus is Lord in _____, where he examines all the passages noting the deity of Christ.  Good stuff.

Catholic apologist would rather threaten to sue James White than agree to normal debate terms.  Sheesh, why not just stop whining and debate?

The poor and social justice – great summary of how theological Liberals misinterpret the Bible to make up their own gospel.  Here’s a sample:

…the alleviation of poverty is simply not the main storyline of Scripture. Some Christians talk like the Bible is almost entirely about the poor, as if the story from Genesis to Revelation is largely the story of God taking the side of the poor in an effort to raise the minimum wage and provide universal health care. As we tried to show earlier, the biblical narrative is chiefly concerned with how a holy God can dwell with an unholy people. Granted, one aspect of living a holy life is treating the poor with compassion and pursuing justice, but this hardly makes poverty the central theme in the Bible. If our story does not center on Jesus Christ, and the story of Jesus Christ does not center on his death and resurrection for sin, we have gotten the story all out of whack.

More evidence of the myth of pro-life democrats – why do they protest a 24 hour waiting period before a human being is destroyed, the choice to view an ultrasound of the human being about to be destroyed, or even health regulations of medical facilities?  They aren’t pro-choice, they are pro-abortion.

Nice summary by Ann Coulter:

Evidence for the Proposition That Liberals Lie About Republicans Being Racist: Video of a supporter of Rand Paul’s opponent pretending to be a racist Paul supporter; Oregon public school teacher Jason Levin caught operating a website asking liberals to show up at Tea Parties pretending to be right-wing racists; The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd claiming she heard Rep. Joe Wilson shout, “You lie, boy!” when he shouted “You lie!” during Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress; and the mainstream media lying about civil rights hero John Lewis being called the N-word 15 times at an anti-ObamaCare protest, with no one ever being able to produce a videotape, despite a $100,000 reward.

The Poor and Social Justice: A great response to false teachers

PleaseConvinceMe Blog: The Poor and Social Justice is a terrific piece highlighting where theological Liberals such as Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie go so far wrong.

Here’s a sample:

…the alleviation of poverty is simply not the main storyline of Scripture. Some Christians talk like the Bible is almost entirely about the poor, as if the story from Genesis to Revelation is largely the story of God taking the side of the poor in an effort to raise the minimum wage and provide universal health care. As we tried to show earlier, the biblical narrative is chiefly concerned with how a holy God can dwell with an unholy people. Granted, one aspect of living a holy life is treating the poor with compassion and pursuing justice, but this hardly makes poverty the central theme in the Bible. If our story does not center on Jesus Christ, and the story of Jesus Christ does not center on his death and resurrection for sin, we have gotten the story all out of whack.

Jobs!!! Part 3

The final piece of this short series . . .

If you had to blame the recession on one person, who would it be? — The Wintery Knight rightly picks Barney Frank, who along with his fellow Democrats insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were fine and the concerns over a housing bubble were unfounded.  Oh, and they resisted the Republican calls for regulation.  Watch the videos.  Facts are pesky things.  If only they got reported by the mainstream media we’d all be in better shape.

And guess what party the top 5 recipients of Fannie/Freddie contributions belonged to?  Hint: It starts with a “D.”

We need more Junior Achievement classes in all grades.  They are proven to reduce drop out rates and they provide excellent training in basic economic and money management principles.

Intel CEO Otellini: The Democrats Are Destroying our Economy — this is basic stuff to people who know anything about business.  You shop at businesses that treat you better and have lower prices, right?  What makes you think investors won’t do the same?  If you charge higher prices (i.e., taxes), offer lousy service and demonize your customers then don’t be surprised when they leave you.

The most disturbing part of Otellini’s comments is that he says nothing groundbreaking, nothing unexpected, and nothing that we have not heard many times before. Otellini talks about regulation, taxation, litigation and transparency – all issues that have been cited by business leaders for years. But our ‘leaders’ in Washington ignore these concerns, and instead pile on more taxes, more regulation, more litigation costs, greater uncertainty about the climate going forward. And they do all this while claiming to be ‘pro-jobs.’

Will Congress and the White House ever realize that business leaders are telling the truth? As our government continues to make it more difficult to do business in the US, companies must increasingly look to more favorable climates abroad. If Washington really wants to spur job creation here in the US, they should repeal the health care overhaul, reduce spending, cut the corporate tax rate, give up on cap and trade, and reform litigation. Instead we have been treated to an extended experiment in government control – one that is obviously not producing new wealth, new jobs, or any real hope for the emergence of the industries of the future.

As noted in the first part, it is proven that Liberals have a very poor understanding of basic economic principles.  They should not be in charge of the economy.  Get out and vote this November, people!  Republicans have their flaws, but their policies result in having employed people complain about them rather than unemployed.

Roundup

A Lesson for the GOP: Chris Christie Makes Tough Choices and Wins Public Opinion by Doing the Right Thing – the title says it all.  Why can’t more conservatives trust their principles more?  They spend so much time pandering to the Left when they could be making changes for the better AND getting re-elected.

If Chris Christie can make the hard choices in a blue state like New Jersey and no suffer from it, then national Republicans need not worry about making the hard choices when they take control of Congress. The American people have pretty much figured out that the bill for decades of reckless spending has come due. They are pretty much ready to take the harsh medicine needed to put our financial house in order. All that is required is a dose of honesty from Washington and change in the national narrative.

How universities block conservatives in the admissions process — Sad but predictable.  Maybe we need home schooling for college as well.

False teachers support hate crimes against the unborn — from my other blog — what if pro-lifers just used the same tactics that the Left does?

Ignore this if media inconsistency doesn’t matter to you — Reminder: Obama’s Played More Golf in 2 Yrs. Than Bush Did Both Terms

I’ve been going through the P90X exercise program (more on that another time), but feel like a real whiner complaining about how challenging it is when I think about the 10th Basic Week 3 that Mike is going through.

Imagine crawling through prickers, vines, poison ivy, etc on your belly at an ex-treme-ly slow pace.  In fact, it’s so slow, you’re only moving about 6 to 8 inches at a time.  So as you’re lying flat on your front side with a sniper rifle and backpack slung over your back, you’re performing what amounts to a “pull-up” along the ground.  The workout is in the lats and abs…slithering away in the heat of the sun.  All in efforts to not be seen.

Mike is an amazing policeman who does great things for his family, his community and the Lord.  Stop by to encourage him!

Ground Zero Thought Experiment — read it all. (Hat tip: Mark’s Facebook)

A friend poses the following: Imagine that there really were these fundamentalist Christian terror cells all over the United States, as the Department of Homeland Security imagines. Let’s say a group of five of these terrorists hijacked a plane, flew it to Mecca, and plowed it into the Kaaba.

Now let’s say a group of well-meaning, well-funded Christians — Christians whose full-time job was missionary work — decided that the best way to promote healing would be to pressure the Saudi government to drop its prohibition against permitting non-Muslims into Mecca so that these well-meaning, well-funded Christian missionaries could build a $100 million dollar church and community center a stone’s throw from where the Kaaba used to be — you know, as a bridge-building gesture of interfaith understanding.

. . .

I enjoyed this quote posted by thinkerup.  Read it and guess when it was written before you see the author and date at the bottom.

At the present day, I am afraid that nine people out of ten do not believe in the God Who is revealed to us in the Bible. I can point you to newspapers, to periodicals, and also to pulpits by the score in which there is a new god set up to be worshipped–not the God of the Old Testament; He is said to be too strict, too severe, too stern for our modern teachers.
They shudder at the very mention of the God of the Puritans. If Jonathan Edwards were to rise from the dead, they would not listen to him for a minute; they would say that they had quite a new god since his day. But, brethren, I believe in the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob; this is my God, the God Who drowned Pharoah and his host at the Red Sea and moved His people to sing, “Hallelujah!” as He did it; the God Who caused the earth to open and swallow up Korah, Dathan, and Abiram and all their company.

A terrible God is the God Whom I adore–He is the God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, full of mercy, compassion, and grace, tender and gentle, yet just and dreadful in His holiness and terrible out of His holy places. This is the God Whom we worship, and He Who comes to Him will take Him to be his Instructor, and so shall he learn aright all that he needs to know.

––Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Do you worship this God, or one of your own creation?