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China will rewrite the Bible to ‘reflect socialist values’

And the Koran, though I don’t care about that:

China will rewrite the Bible and Quran to ‘reflect socialist values’ amid crackdown on the country’s religious groups, a report has revealed.

New editions must not contain any content that goes against the beliefs of the Communist Party, according to a top party official. Paragraphs deemed wrong by the censors will be amended or re-translated.

Though the Bible and Quran were not mentioned specifically, the party called for a ‘comprehensive evaluation of the existing religious classics aiming at contents which do not conform to the progress of the times’.

The order was given in November during a meeting held by the Committee for Ethnic and Religious Affairs of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which oversees the ethnic and religious matters in China.

[…]

The meeting was supervised by Wang Yang, Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Mr Wang stressed that religious authorities must follow President Xi’s instructions and interpret the ideologies of different religions in accordance with ‘the core values of Socialism’ and ‘the requirements of the era’, French newspaper Le Figaro reported yesterday.

He urged the officials to build ‘a religious system with Chinese characteristics’.

The officials agreed with Mr Wang’s directives, adding that the mission ‘is the choice of history’.

They also claimed that by ‘re-evaluating’ religious books, they would prevent ‘extreme thoughts’ and ‘heretical ideas’ from eroding the country.

Pray for our brothers and sisters there…

 

Southern Baptists going Woke, it seems

 

Chick-fil-A is in fact donating now to an explicitly pro-LGBT charity; apparently in 2017 they also donated to the $PLC

Chick-fil-A Sends Sin Tax to LGBT-Linked Groups

Covenant House boasted about its participation in NYC’s Gay Pride Parade in March 2019, saying, “Celebrating PRIDE! This past Sunday our youth, staff and volunteers enjoyed the large crowds, rainbow colors and festive music at New York City’s Pride Parade. Pride is all about love, acceptance, celebration. … We encourage kids to be exactly who they are and we celebrate their uniqueness and individuality.” (For more pictures go herehere, and here.)

Every one of its 16 U.S. and Canadian Covenant House programs has undergone the assessment of Cyndi Lauper’s LGBT-fascist “True Colors” to insure they are fully on board with the entire homosexual and transgender agenda. To work there, one must affirm transgenderism and homosexual practice as part of a young person’s “authentic self.” “Even though we are educating staff and think they are on the same page, they may not be,” said Renee Trincanello, associate executive director at Covenant House Florida.

What do we know of Covenant House’s partner “True Colors”? True Colors “creates a welcoming environment for LGBTQ youth by using visual cues like safe space stickers, all gender restroom signs, and pronoun buttons.” That’s right, first-order business at Covenant House is everyone declaring the pronouns by which they want to be known, thereby coercing all others to accept faux transgender identity through mandatory speech. There can never be too much coercive indoctrination when pushing LGBT ideology.

Covenant House proudly declares on its website that “LGBTQ young people” should not only be kept “safe, housed,” but also “celebrated … not just accepted … for who they are” (emphasis theirs). So Chick-fil-A is not remaining neutral in the culture war but is siding with organizations that promote what God views as abhorrent. Yet CFA’s Vision Statement says the company exists first and foremost “to glorify God.”

Covenant House is also hardly a cash-strapped organization. According to GuideStar, it had gross receipts of $108.6 million in 2018, with donors including Walmart, Delta, PayPal, and the National Basketball Association. That doesn’t include all its various chapters in different states, provinces, and cities in the U.S. and Canada.

The New York chapter alone had gross receipts of $23.4 million, for instance, and California had $15.8 million. It has been raking in this kind of money for decades. Did CFA feel bad that Covenant House was raking in only this kind of dough, or was this a public relations outreach to mollify LGBT bullies?

And:

Chick-fil-A Donated To Anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center

Tax records show Chick-fil-A donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 2017, an anti-Christian group that lists any organization disavowing same-sex marriage as a “hate-group,” including churches, according to Townhall.com.

According to the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s 2017 IRS 990 form, the fast-food corporation gave $2,500 to the SPLC. It was the SPLC that motivated a terrorist shooter in 2012 to launch an assault on the Family Research Council with a semi-automatic pistol, 100 rounds of ammo, and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

“Southern Poverty Law [Center] lists anti-gay groups. I found them online,” said the shooter in an interrogation video made public by the FBI, adding that his plan was to “kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-fil-A sandwiches in victims’ faces, and kill the guard.”

Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council condemned the donations to SPLC and called for a Christian boycott of Chick-fil-A.

“Not only has Chick-fil-A abandoned donations to Christian groups including the Salvation Army, it has donated to one of the most extreme anti-Christian groups in America. Anyone who opposes the SPLC…is slandered and slapped with the ‘extremist’ label or even worse, their ‘hate group’ designation,” Perkins said. “It’s time for Christians to find a fast food alternative to Chick-fil-A.”

So…

 

 

John Zmirak: Our Test for Immigrants Should be Nakedly Political

Zmirak is right; of course it should.

The most urgent issue facing our nation is immigration. And this should be no surprise. Demography makes nations. It also unmakes them. One of the key reasons that British, not French settlers conquered North America was simple: French women didn’t want to come to North America, while English women would. So apart from one or two cities, New France was scattered with bachelors, collecting beaver pelts and trading with the Indians. New England, Virginia and other colonial settlements instead filled up with families. Land-hungry, devout, independent-minded settlers suspicious of centralized state authority.

And the numbers of Englishmen grew, relative to the Indians, till a tipping point was reached. Whatever we think of the ethics of conquering a continent, these are the mechanics. It’s how these things happen.

Yep.

America wasn’t founded on generic Christianity. It was founded on decentralized Protestantism. Our defining political principles come from that, from suspicion of central authority. And cussed independence of government. Those principles flowed from doctrinal sources, to be sure. Mainly from a Christian love for liberty, and suspicion of fallen man. They’re not direct implications of the strictly dogmatic questions Schmitz mentions. And behold, the nations from which so many immigrants are desperate to escape? They were dominated completely by the Catholic Church for 500 years. It upheld all those dogmas, doggedly. What it didn’t produce in a single Latin American country? The kind of ordered liberty and prosperity we value as Americans.

Yep.

Nor have Latino Catholics with leftist economic views pushed the Democratic party to be more pro-life. In the past 20 years, as immigrants made an ever larger part of the Democratic base, that party has become more dogmatically pro-choice, not less. Where are up-and-coming Latino “Catholic” politicians? If they’re California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, they’re trying to put pro-life journalists like David Daleiden in prison.

Funny how that goes, eh?

In other words, if we accept more Latino immigrants, we will flip more states from red to blue. Abortion will be legal in America forever. Democratic presidents elected with those extra Latino votes will stack the Supreme Court with leftists who attack religious liberty. And gun rights. And property rights. Then the U.S. will become a lot more like Mexico or Venezeula.

I don’t want that. Conservatives (Catholic or Protestant) shouldn’t want that. So we shouldn’t put up with it. We should make the test we impose, going forward, on future immigrants neither racial, cultural nor religious. It should be nakedly political. Given how migrants of a given nationality tend to vote in the U.S. today, how do future migrants from that nation seem likely to vote? Will they vote for bigger government? For more abortion and fewer religious liberties? Then we don’t want them here. Period. We can say this plainly: Don’t import more Democrats. 

Exactly.

 

Never marry a woman of a more liberal strain within your tradition; watch out for those that do end up in your fold because of foolish brethren

(Note: this post mostly applies to Protestants, IMO, but perhaps there may be analogues within other Christian traditions, I don’t know.)

Something I’ve observed a number of brothers falling prey to: marrying a woman not from their own particular denomination, but from a more liberal one from the same tradition.

For instance, a brother from, say, the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, meeting a nice fellow Lutheran girl, but one from within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, deciding to pursue a relationship with her. (Or, to use a Canadian equivalent, a brother from the Lutheran Church – Canada, pursuing a Lutheran gal from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.)

After all, she’s a fellow Lutheran, right? As long as she’s not like some tattooed slut priestess like Nadia Bolz-Weber, surely, it doesn’t matter, right?

Wrong.

It always matters.

Might as well be unequally yoked, frankly.

Because unless she converted to your more confessional, conservative, traditionalist Protestant denomination of the same tradition as her own, prior to meeting you, she’s only doing it so she can be with you.

Which means she brings all her baggage with her – all her more progressive, anti-traditionalist POV with her, into your flock.

That makes her a Trojan horse. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

And she’s hardly likely to be particularly submissive and deferential, compliant towards you.

Don’t do it.

And keep on your guard against such women brought into your fold by foolish brethren.

Don’t trust them unless they appear to have had a full change of heart and mind.

Which they won’t have.

Wolves in sheep’s clothing.

They’ll push their husband and your denomination in a more progressive direction.

Keep your eyes on them, always. Watch for promotion of heretical ideologies, or a push for more ‘peace’ rather than conflict against heresy / societal promotion of prog ideals / policies.

 

Female ‘pastor’ at ‘Women’s March’ follows a messiah ‘born in Nazareth’, not Bethlehem

news.infogalactic.com puts it wonderfully:

Fake Christian Admits Following Fake Messiah
Womens March “Pastor” Follows Guy Born In Nazareth Infogalactic PageArchive Link

Quote:

I’m really clear that I understand that I follow a Jewish, poor, itinerant rabbi who was born in Nazareth, which is in Galilee, which is in Palestine. So he is like Mr. Intersectional. … Jesus is poor, Jewish, Palestinian, Afro-Semitic, homeless, and, at once, a refugee. That’s a refugee we follow.

Of course, Christ was actually born in Bethlehem, which is quite a distance away, a long journey back then.

And He wasn’t a refugee; He and His earthly parents took shelter briefly in another province of the same empire, then returned later to where they came from.

And He wasn’t ‘Afro-Semitic’, just Semitic. Israelite, not Palestinian.

And women aren’t called to be pastors.

And their doctrine is heretical mainline prog mush, not Christianity. (As the Breitbart piece which quotes her in its title says, ”

‘Our Common Enemy Is White Supremacy, Transphobia, Sexism’

Not sin, the Devil, the World, the Flesh, apparently. Not when they endorse LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ…

So they really are fake Christians, with a fake pastor, following a fake Messiah, preaching a fake gospel.

All fake.

Therefore they ought not to be surprised when they are told ‘I never knew you’ on the last day…

 

If You Think 2k is Dangerous, Imagine 1k

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2019 in America, government, religion, Theology

 

Introducing the Islamic Party of Ontario

In case you have not heard of the Islamic Party of Ontario, its name was officially reserved under Elections Ontario rules in October 2018, with more steps required before it becomes a formal party.

From their platform:
 

Principles & Policies

Islamic Party of Ontario is founded on and will be guided in its policy formation by the following principles:
-Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms starts with, “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.” The Islamic Party of Ontario believes in “Supremacy of God” and understands that it is our constitutional requirement to make all the rule of laws of Provinces and Federal in obedience and according to the will of God.
– Believing in God’s Supremacy means believing in His Oneness, His Authority, and His Obedience in all spheres of life.
-God is Himself the GUIDE to set fundamental principles of the outlook of life and practices in private to public life –political, social, education, economy, health, environment, and the justice system. In Quranic term, it is known as DEEN.
-God sent Adam to Muhammad (peace be upon all of them), 124,000 messengers and prophets in different eras, nations, and tribes with one DEEN (system of life); that is “Islam”.
-The word Islam means “surrender” and “peace”. That means Islam requires surrender to God to attain peace. This is the DEEN taught by all the messengers and prophets from God and to all the nations.
-The DEEN of Noah (Nooh), Abraham (Ibrahim), Isaak (Ishaq), Ishmael (Ismail), Jacob (Yaqub), Jonah (Yunus), Moses (Musa), Jesus (Eisa), and Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) are the same, and that is Islam. These messengers are all brothers and sent from the same God.
-Islam is the only and oldest DEEN of GOD brought and started by Adam (p.b.u.h.), the first man and the first messenger of God, created by God without mother and father. It is the same DEEN brought by Jesus (p.b.u.h.) before Muhammadﷺ who born without father. It is a misconception that Islam is a “religion” created by Muhammad ﷺ. Islam is the only way to attain peace and justice and provides laws without any prejudice.
-We understand and believe that Islam is the native DEEN of Ontario and Canada.

 
The native religious system of Ontario and Canada?

News to me!

Not believers in relativism, are they…

Nope; they are supremacists for their faith, their way of life.

Understandable; people of any non-syncretist creed, if they truly hold to it, are likewise partisans of their particular faith as the only true one, superior to all the others in that it is true and the others are false.

Of course, not all faiths require their believers to establish global theocracies.

But that one certainly does.

In the long run, then, can any honest observer conclude anything other than that their worldview is incompatible with liberal democracy?

-Islamic Party of Ontario sets its policy of governance, economy, social justice, human dignity, healthcare, family life, environment, and justice, etc. according to the Qur’an and Sunnah.

 
Straight from their own platform…
 
Post-Script: Now, it is true we Christians may certainly like some elements of their platform:
 

-Family System has to be restored to protect the generations to sustain human beings on earth until its natural ends.
-Marriage is a sacred union between a man and woman. The birth of babies of next generation and survival of human species depends on this institution. Majority of Ontarians and Canadians living as single moms and dads are affecting the sound healthy growth of children. If the situation continues, this society will rely hundred percent on immigrants and from the nations where the traditional family system is protected. The Canadian family system and marriage institution must be restored for the survival of coming generations.
-The sexual relationship is only between men and women. This relationship should be protected with a marriage contract by clearly defining rights and responsibilities of both man and woman. They must have to take responsibility for family care and children nourishment. The government should be supportive of this responsible family. They should be given privilege and affordable housing for healthy living and nourishment.
-Allah has created two genders: men and women. Any physical defect in any organ of a person doesn’t change one’s gender identification and sexual orientation. All the communities of all the faiths believe in it; modern science proves it. The concept of “gender identity” or “seven-colour gender” is a false concept.
-The relationship established under a marriage contract is a sacred union between a man and a woman. God made Adam and Eve –not Adam and Steve.
-No artificial and irresponsible approach to stop the birth of children at any stage should be allowed. -We believe in a complete ban on abortion except in a situation when a mother’s life is in danger.
Measures should be taken to stop suicide, including doctor-assisted suicide of patients. All life is precious and trust of God. No one has the right to take his own or another’s life due to depression or disease. It is only God who gives life and can take back the life whenever He wants.
-Obscenity, vulgarity, nudity, and perversion must be checked.

 
Nevertheless, they mean to impose their Weltanschauung, even as they claim to honour religious freedom.

I for one would prefer that we Canadians get to decide what we want our country to be, and not let The Stranger decide for us.
 

The men of my own stock,
They may do ill or well,
But they tell the lies I am wanted to,
They are used to the lies I tell;
And we do not need interpreters
When we go to buy or sell.

[…]

The men of my own stock,
Bitter bad they may be,
But, at least, they hear the things I hear,
And see the things I see;
And whatever I think of them and their likes
They think of the likes of me.

This was my father’s belief
And this is also mine:
Let the corn be all one sheaf–
And the grapes be all one vine,
Ere our children’s teeth are set on edge
By bitter bread and wine.

 
So be it.

 

The Ugliness of Male Submission

The Ugliness of Male Submission

Hear, hear!

Men should never kneel / bow before a woman who isn’t their literal Queen (e.g. Elizabeth II if you are British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealander, etc.). Including one they wish to marry (establishes improper frame, bad precedent; if she’s supposed to submit to your will why would you ever kneel before her, even once?).

 

A Blessed Resurrection Sunday to Everyone!

Hallelujah, for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth, Hallelujah! The Kingdom of this world is become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever, Hallelujah! King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and he shall reign for ever and ever, Hallelujah!

(Revelation 19:6; 11:15; 19:16)

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2018 in good news, religion, spirituality, Theology