Thursday, December 1, 2016

Click Share: Be a Content Distributor of the Christian Worldview

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The internet has opened a virtual great awakening in the spread of information.  Much of this information has been negative, and sometimes misleading.  Many have troubled over the issue of fake news.  Yet there is just as much, if not more good information spreading as well.  The internet has truly opened a market place of ideas.  

I remember before the internet there was really very few ways to share ideas and distribute content.  There was really only books, television and newspapers.  And most of those were controlled by a small group of secular elites.  

Today the great untold story is how Christians are sharing their faith on the internet.  It's been an awakening and rediscovery of our Christian past.  More and more people are learning about historic Christian influencers like A.W. Tozer and Charles Spurgeon.  It's been an expression of topics missed by most church preachers, like apologetics and deep theology.  It's been a way of spreading important theological principles like inerrancy, the sanctity of life, the literal crucifixion, and natural marriage.  Christians are gathering in groups on Facebook and other platforms.  For me personally in the Salvation Army I've seen many salvationists rediscovering the history and past zeal of the army, as well as the books and quotations of army greats like Evangeline Booth, Samuel L. Brengle, and William Booth.  It really is an exciting time!  

So I'd like to encourage you: Participate in this revolution.  One of the best ways to do this is to click "share."  Click share on YouTube videos that you find intriguing.  Click share on blog posts.  Copy-paste scriptures and send them out on your social media accounts.  Honestly, it's amazing how quickly content can go viral.  Tens of thousands end of seeing the content that you share!  

We really have to be the change, and be the missionary via our social accounts.  Our worldview doesn't get out any other way.  It's not available on television at all.  It's not available in major newspapers.  It's not available on radio (with some exceptions.)  

I love it actually.  One of my favorite things to do is share something I find interesting.  At that moment when I see something compelling, like a William Lane Craig video or an article on intelligent design or an old Billy Graham sermon I'm filled with a rush of zeal that says: Others need to see this!  I'm burdened for those who simply don't know.  So I'm compelled to mouse over and click share to as many social media accounts as I possibly can.

Conservatives and Trump supporters did this to great effect on Facebook and especially Twitter during the 2016 election cycle.  We as Christians and evangelicals should do the same, sharing our worldview and principles with billions of people on social media.  One of the coolest things I've noticed about this is that even people in other countries will run into the content that I share.  That is amazing!  We have the opportunity to reach people all across the world, people we could never reach otherwise.  Participate in this.  

We've long lacked the attitude of being missional on an individual level.  But ultimately it's up to you and me.  No one else can do it.  In the past we've felt powerless as the television blared secular lies and biased dogmas.  But with the internet and social media in front of us we have no reason to remain despondent and cynical.  The power to reach thousands and even millions is right before us.  So today, and everyday, when your on social media, take time to gather good content and click that "share" button.  God is mighty!  His message will flow to the nations.
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Walking the Road to Bethlehem: A Walk of Obedience

Audio Message:

Welcome, officially to the Christmas season. As we call it, “advent.”Why do we have this season of advent? What is advent? Advent literally means “the arrival.” And specifically, the arrival of an important individual. So this advent season we’re going to be taking a journey, to recall and refresh in our minds the advent, the coming of the most important person who ever lived: Jesus Christ.

Why do we remind ourselves of the coming of Jesus? I always wondered that as a child. The reason is very simple: The cares of this world, job, college, family, and the various pleasures of life can crowd out the true center of our lives, which is Jesus. So every year we celebrate the Christmas season to ensure that Jesus Christ remains at the center of our hearts and lives.

Today we’re talking about a young girl named Mary. We’ll be in Luke chapter 1 if you want to open your Bibles to there. So Mary was about 14 or 15 years old when she was visited by a messenger of God. Which is about the age of one of our corps cadets. But let’s go back in time for a moment.

Mary had a very dear friend named Elizabeth. Elizabeth was 88 years old, so a grandmother sort of figure in young mary’s life. And Elizabeth was married to Zechariah, a priest of his time. Zechariah received a message from God that his wife Elizabeth, 88 years old, will give birth to a son, and he will be called John. Immediately after she finds out, Elizabeth traveled about 80 miles to visit Mary. That’s no short journey for an 88 year old woman who is pregnant. But she made the journey, probably because when any of us end up in a surprising situation we seek out a close friend to help us understand what we’re going through.

Six months later, Mary, 14 or 15 years old, is living in Nazareth, and is waiting to be married to Joseph of Bethlehem. Historians believe Mary was 14 or 15 because that was the Jewish age when women were betrothed to be married. But sometimes it could even occur as young as 12 years old.

Despite being so incredibly young, God chose Mary for an incredible mission. God’s messenger appears to Mary one day, and he says to her “Greetings to you who are highly favored, The Lord is with you.” Would there be any sweeter words to hear from a messenger of God? I don’t think so. We often wonder how we’re doing in our walks with Jesus. Most days I feel like I’m screwing it up completely. And what I wouldn’t give for a few words from God, to tell me that I’m doing OK and he still has me.

Verse 37 of Luke chapter 1, “No word from God will ever fail.” It says that Mary was troubled by the angel’s words to her. And Gabriel replies, “Don’t be afraid, for you have found favor with God.” Gabriel tells her that though she is a virgin, the power of the Lord will come upon her and she will give birth to the son of God.

And young Mary’s response is quite simple, yet infinitely profound. She replies, verse 38: “38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”

That is the right answer when God asks us to do something. Mary believed the messenger of God, and said “may it be so.” Essentially she said, amen, yes it will actually happen this way!

In contrast, 6 months earlier when Zechariah Elizabeth’s husband was told about the birth of John the Baptist he replied, Matthew Chapter 1 verse 18: ““How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.” In sharp contrast to Zechariah, Mary, all of 15 years old or so, says “I’m the Lord’s servant. May it be done as you’ve said.”

We think of Mary the mother of Jesus as a glowing figure of history. But it’s really important to remember that Mary was just an ordinary, average, everyday girl, probably living a very modest life. She lived in an insignificant town, like say Wausau Wisconsin where I’m from, or Escanaba Michigan. Just a run down, dumpy little village called Nazareth.

Mary was a humble girl from a humble town. She was lowly. And she was faithful. A quiet, everyday believer, young, but with sincere faith in God. And she is told by an angel of God that she will bear the savior of the world. She is told she is pregnant.

Now if this was just a legend, just a myth, we might expect that when Joseph finds out Mary is pregnant he leaps for joy because he’s going to be the father of the messiah. But this isn’t a legendary story, it’s a factual, historical account. And that isn’t what Joseph did. What would you do if you found out the girl you were engaged to was suddenly pregnant? And she says it was “God.” Yeah, uh huh. Sure it is.

Matthew chapter 1 verse 19 says “Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[e] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.”

He finds out Mary is pregnant and he says, well I’m gonna divorce her! But he’s obviously got strong character because he’s going to do it quietly to protect her from public disgrace.

This doesn’t read like a legend or a myth, it reads like real life. It reads like a historical record. Joseph does what any of us might do, he decides to divorce Mary because shes pregnant with someone elses child.

Joseph is probably back at his house, very upset about this situation, and he’s thinking about what to do. He falls asleep and he has a dream in which the angel of the Lord appears to him. And this messenger says, Matthew 1:20-21 ““Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[f] because he will save his people from their sins.”And only then is the marriage between Joseph and Mary secured.

Essentially, with God anything is possible. He makes the impossible, possible in our lives. I know this personally. This is the part where faith, trust, and belief become necessary. Because by all outward appearances, it just isn’t possible. How can the 88 year old Elizabeth give birth at her age? How can Mary give birth to Jesus without coming together with a man? How can this angel appear to people and give them messages from God?

Yet we’ve seen God time and again do the same in our own lives. One of the purest moments we can experience as believers in Jesus is when we realize for an instant that what has just happened is impossible yet it has happened and did happen and is possible because God almighty has made a personal action in reality to generate the miraculous.

For some of you in this church it was when you looked into Bonnie’s eyes and saw her beholding the face of God. For some of you it was watching Bob overcome his skin condition. For still others it was watching Stanley miraculously overcome stage four cancer. And again, for me and for all of us, as we heard that Jase’s internal organs were not growing and his life was in danger and the doctors couldn’t explain it, how his organs miraculously started growing again. For Major Ralph and Debbie when 30 years ago God called them from their previous lives to become officers and pastors. And for me, when thrice I was in mental hospitals, detoxes, rehabs, and finally ICU emergency rooms near death, shackled to drug addiction, trying to quit for the 50th time, and finally calling out to Jesus and those unbreakable shackles shattered from around my wrists and I was set on a course to serve God with my whole life.

And I’m certain I’m only scratching the surface as far as just the people in this chapel, but think of all the miraculous events across the planet and across time! So when people tell me a virgin can’t give birth to the son of God, all I can say is I’ve seen miracle after miracle my whole life, not to mention the galaxies, the sun, the moon, and the stars, and the human race, nature, and animals all perfectly tuned and set up to provide for equilibrium and life, so don’t tell me that these are just legends and myths, don’t tell me you can’t believe in Jesus the son of God. Everyday when we open our eyes we’re surrounded by a world of exponentially inspiring miracles. If your heart is too brutalized and darkened to see the truth, well that’s very sorrowful, but for those of us who can see the obvious, the power of God came upon a 14 year old girl named Mary and made her to be pregnant with the son of God. And that’s the truth of life. The impossible, becomes possible. And that is of no difficulty to an omnipotent God.

Believe. Just believe, and stop doubting. Don’t be like Zechariah, the old fool who questions the angel saying “How can this be so?” Instead believe, and reply, “I am the Living God’s servant, and may it be so as His word says.”

God uses the willing heart. So we must seek to be obedient. And we believe that Jesus Christ the son of God was born into human history to set us free from our sins. And it all started with an average girl in an average town with an average fiancée, encountering a not so average God. Be obedient to that message. Choose to believe God’s word. Not only is it historically reliable and based on eye witness accounts, the evidence of it’s power to transform the world is present all across the nations, from China to India to Zimbabwe and Tanzania, France, Pakistan, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, the United States, and even all the way to the little sea side town of Escanaba Michigan. The evidence is clear, so believe.

In conclusion, during this month of advent, as we journey to the virgin birth and reinvigorate this timeless saga in our minds, I encourage you to crack open your Bibles, explore the Christmas saga. Read the opening accounts in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Set the Christmas history of our Christian faith anew in your mind, as the foundation of your calendar, the foundation of your life, that God so loves the world that he sent his son Jesus Christ, God with us, to be born of a virgin, to live a sinless life, and offer his life as a sacrifice on the cross to free you from the shackles of sin, give you new birth into his family and eternal life in heaven forever. 

Mary said “yes” Now you, say yes!” 

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Battle for the Soul of America: Progressivism vs. Americanism

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Time and again humanity on this Earth comes to the brink of collapse.  We live in a world where there is a rather large pit of darkness.  And many times a century from this pit flows a mammoth flood of evil, in many a form, threatening to crush civilization.  

Our present era is no different.   First our ancestors faced down Germany in the 1st and 2nd world wars.  Then came threat of totalitarian communism and genocide flowing out of the Soviet Union.  In the 60s and 70s came the threat of rabid secularism and the "progress" agenda.  Today perhaps the greatest threat we face is the threat of organized, entrenched, institutionalized cultural Marxism which has been functioning for some time now, and is now moving into the production phase, having conquered the educational system in public schools and colleges, they are now turning out "progressive" revolutionaries by the hundreds of thousands.  

This is nothing new.  Humanity has faced this threat time and again by those who, driven mad in the zeal to create a fictional utopian future, and perhaps more so, those with a rage against the religious and traditional values of a society, rally in contrarianism and critical theory to rip down everything around them in their arrogance and vengeful anger against a moral and religious order that offends their debased relativistic naturalist dogmas.

Most people are not aware of this.  Most especially the young are filtered into the superstructure of indoctrination into this worldview system never understanding that those who seek to subvert and supplant the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and moral underpinnings of the security of our society are building a "progress" agenda effectively placed firmly on mid-air, that is, vague opinion, suspect scientific studies that may or may not be biased, feelings, emotions, and "whatever feels right" at the moment to those who control this hegemony. 

The narrative is of constant "progress."  Yet progress is not what we see with our eyes or hear with our ears.  If it weren't for the internet, radio, and new media very few would be able to connect progressivism to the disappointments we see and hear. Yet new media has scored some huge victories.  It was almost as if thirty six star fighters, X-wings and Y-wings in the form of new media, attacked the death star of the mainstream media, with seemingly little hope of victory.  The battle ensued, and one by one the mainstream media seemed to be defeating the new media with a constant stream of propaganda.  Yet with moments remaining, a few starfighters left charging the trench, and those two proton torpedoes were fired.  Yet whoever it was at those controls shut down their targeting computer.  And they trusted in God to take control in that moment and lead things in a new direction.  Amazingly, the death star exploded in brilliant fire and destruction.  The enemy had been vanquished, yet not defeated.  

Ultimately, it was not the slick messaging, or amazing strategic skills of new media sites or podcasts or the Trump campaign, ultimately it was God almighty who effected a victory.  Does this mean Trump is God's man?  Not at all.  I have no idea how that all works.  But I am certain that God is always at work in the world.  

We should not be surprised at the incredible struggle we face on a national level.  If I were in charge of the kingdom of Satan on Earth during the 21st century my first and only target would be the United State of America.  Without America China and Russia could easily plunge the world into authoritarianism and darkness.  Without America the great evils in the middle east could run amuck upon Europe and Africa with little threat of reprisals.  Without America there would be no "good guys" around the bend who could sweep in deus ex machina style to save the day at the last moment.  There would be no good guys left, just the darkness.  So it's no wonder that Satan and his kingdom seek to rip down America with all manner of chaos.  

We as the church of Jesus Christ, growing and prevailing throughout the last two thousand years of history, are much like the white city in the Lord of the Rings universe.  Gundor the white city is supported and protected by the elves, representative of God's angels and spiritual forces that guide the church and protect it.  Gundor's realm is charged with constantly checking the darkness.  There is no way to march into Mordor and finally defeat it.  It's always there, a craggy kingdom of fire and darkness that occasionally spews out orcs and evil beasts by the tens of thousands to destroy the kingdoms of men.  Time and again, Gundor must rally her armies, march upon the gates of darkness and crush evil as it threatens to pour itself upon middle earth.  

Yet we find ourselves in a situation much like middle earth.  The elves are leaving these lands.  Much like Christianity has begun to decline in the United States and dissolve across Europe, yet it seems to be growing by leaps and bounds in Africa and Asia.  Gundor, the church has a severe failure of leadership.  The church is molding under corrupt leaders who exalt themselves and ruin the witness of millions of sincere believers.  They turn out ghost written books by the thousands, bank off the faith of sincere believers to enrich themselves, and constantly expose the Christian worldview in the press to insult and injury via sex scandals and corruption.  

Yet Gandalf the White, the Holy Spirit rides from city to city rallying the kingdoms of men to stand against this new darkness flowing out of Mordor.  

The church of Christ is rallying on Earth.  The first signs of energy and enthusiasm of showing, despite the failures of so many charlatans.  Ultimately the church is seeking assistance from Rohan, the horseriders, the conservatives and tea party movement.  Rallying together, these two kingdoms are seeking to march against the forces of moral relativism, progressivism, the militant secularists, democratic socialists, and corrupt cultural Marxists. 

The white city burns, the white tree of Minas Tirith, the tree of liberty is aflame as the cultural Marxists attempt to destroy Gundor from within.  Yet the conservatives and traditionalists are rallying for the cause of liberty, to turn the tide of darkness.  

Can we march upon the black gates?  Can we drive our forces into the heart of darkness, to wage the battle of the last alliance?  Only time will tell. We're each born into this generation for a specific purpose.  If you find yourself aptly able to answer the challenges of your day, rest assured that is no coincidence.  We're each shaped and formed to play our part in the great saga of the human race.  We're all set forth by God, given this divine gift of choice, free will.  Make your choices, and make them good ones.  Your not a victim.  Soldiers to defend the White City are needed now, today.  I hope you'll be one of them.  We can challenge the darkness and strategically wage battle against it, in the realm of ideas, or we can sit on the sidelines, and figure others will fight it for us.  But there are no others.  Just us.  Our choices will determine the future, if we rally to fight it, we will be victorious, if we give up and sit on the sidelines, we will be defeated and driven out, and we'll watch from the ditches as the cities burn to the ground.  This is of course no exaggeration, any historian knows this has happened time and again in human history and the history of empire.  

Today, seek our Lord.  Pray for knowledge of His will for you and the power to carry that will out.  Take up your sword and shield and rally with the forces of light against the darkness.  It's up to you and the tide is beginning to turn.  Take a stand, and you can make a difference.  The great civilization is ours to defend or ours to lose.  Choose wisely. 

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Dear Liberals: Top 50 Reasons Average Americans Were Angry Enough to Vote for Donald Trump

Is it angry white people that changed the election and yielded the presidency to Donald Trump?  Maybe so.  But it wasn't just white people.  It was Hispanics, women, blacks, and millions of everyday Americans who probably prefer not to be divided up by the color of their skin.  

Why were people so angry? Perhaps we can shed some light on that. For several days after the election the phrase "Dear Liberals" was trending on twitter.  Via this hashtag many Americans spoke to the left regarding why they were so upset.  

I would like to share some examples from the last eight years, regarding why people were so angry. Many of you may be aware of these issues, some of you may not.  With the television media as it is, much of this information does not get through the screen, but is available via the web.  Enjoy (in no particular order.)

1. The mainstream television media has constantly attacked and slandered right wing politicians and causes, while giving left wing politicians and causes aid and comfort, as well as free passes on controversies - If that kind of injustice, and improperly weighted scaling doesn't upset people, what will?

2. The Left's Strident War on North Carolina - The entire state of North Carolina was assaulted by the social justice warrior culture, Hollywood, and even by over 120 nation wide businesses, plus the NBA, NFL, and NCAA for the awful crime of not wanting boys in the girls bathrooms.  If that doesn't upset conservative everyday Americans, what will?

3. The Assault on a Small Bakery in Oregon, who dared to refuse to bake a cake for a gay wedding -  The couple was fined over $135,000 and their appeal was denied.

4. The IRS was caught targeting conservative groups - The media went into full protection mode, and no one was held to account in any way, no one was fired and nothing was done to rectify the situation.  

5. The mainstream media blackout on the Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos - the media refused to cover the videos that showed PP selling the body parts of aborted babies to the highest bidder. In orwellian fashion, a grand jury then indicted the video-maker for attempting to buy baby body parts, no indictment for Planned Parenthood. Such injustice drives anger to the boiling point in the minds of average Americans. 

6. Obama's war on the Little Sisters of the Poor - Something is definitely wrong when the Obama administration is making war on a Catholic charity full of nuns.

7. The Obamacare disaster - It speaks for itself.

8. The Fast and Furious scandal - another scandal that the media apparently had no interest in.

9. Violence against Police Officers - And President Obama's attitude of using the BLM protests to rally his base, which led directly to more violence and bloodshed.  Police officers dying in the streets; it has been quite an astonishing trend.  Truly terrible.

10. Obama's executive orders - The presidency shouldn't have the power to legislate. 

11. Late Night Comedy Shows in the tank for Hillary - could you at least pretend to be impartial?  One thing that is truly aggravating is when partisan politics are blatantly inserted into entertainment programs.

12. Joss Whedon gathering together a gaggle of Hollywood stars to push Hillary Clinton - Just what we need, Hollywood celebrities telling us who to vote for. That doesn't upset middle America, does it?

13. Corruption at the Justice Department - First it was Eric Holder, then it was Loretta Lynch.  Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac.  Loretta Lynch pressured the FBI to refrain from investigating the Clinton Foundation.  Lynch also refused to allow a grand jury in the Clinton email investigation. 

14. Samantha Bee blasting conservatives on national TV - She trashed Ted Cruz, trashed Trump left and right, trashed everyday Americans, and it showed in the election results.  What a nasty hack, and they give her the platform.

15. MSNBC giving the platform to race-baiter Al Sharpton - MSNBC itself is an embarrassment, their pundits are the most severe, biased, nasty leftist hacks imaginable.  Truly infuriating. 

16. The Media calling everything racist - Imagine that 50% of the country don't like being constantly called racist, sexist, bigoted homophobes?  Who knew? 

17. CNN giving a constant platform to communist revolutionary Van Jones - Is it any wonder they call it the Clinton News Network?

18. The Wikileaks Emails showed severe collusion between the media and the Democratic party - It wasn't really that surprising, but it did provide solid proof of what we all knew already.

19. The View hosts - Honestly why does everything have to become a political hit-squad with these people?  Even an entertainment talk show becomes a platform to shoot propaganda to middle aged women?  Bound to make people angry.  

20. The Obama Administration war on religious freedom in the military - read up on this one, it's quite gross.

21. The Supreme Court arbitrarily redefining marriage - Essentially the Supreme Court went full progressive activist on this decision. The helplessness of the country was bizarre, as a majority of 9 justices arbitrarily forced a marriage redefinition decision on all fifty states in the union.  The leftists had failed to pass marriage redefinition measures again and again, but when the goal is to destroy the system, they can find a way somewhere to sneak in and overrule the will of the people.  The anger was huge on this one.  The media provided no outlet for that anger, in all out attack mode on conservative America, blasting anyone who dared disagree.

22. Political correctness in America - If you have an opinion that the elites don't agree with, watch out, because they can and will destroy you personally.

23. The War on Freedom of Speech on College Campuses - The special snowflakes need their safe spaces, right? 

24. The refusal of the media to cover the genocide of Christians in the middle east - It didn't fit their narrative of Islamists under attack by the imperial west.  

25. The entire media establishment constantly insisting that Trump had no chance of winning the election - They were wrong, wrong, wrong. 

26. The New York Times - Period, this leftist hit squad is the very cornerstone of media bias.  And they remain quite unrepentant.  

27. Fact Checkers that Spin for the Left - The latest attempt at propaganda from our friends on the left comes in the form "fact checkers" like Snopes and Politifact who instantly transform leftist talking points into "facts."  Who would be angry about that right?

28. Common Core - Republicans refused to fight it and now most students get to read left wing opinions and New York Times articles.

29. Professors on College campuses pushing socialism and leftism - On tax dollars, for many. Your money teaching the next generation to subvert America.  Why would Americans be mad about that?

30. Refusing to enforce immigration laws - The radical suggestion that laws should be followed meant Americans were supposedly "Islamophobic" and "heartless."  Such lies!

31. Insisting on taking in Refugees by the thousands - There was no way to vet most of these people. 

32. Blaming Radical Islamic Terrorist incidents on "work place violence" and "gun violence." - Why can't we call evil by it's name?

33. Placing Hillary Clinton above the Law - No one is above the law, no one.  Period.

34. President Obama lecturing the American people on civility - The great divider n' chief had a real skill at alinsky tactics.  One thing I won't miss is constantly being lectured by this charlatan. 

35. Not Covering the Wikileaks Emails - And blaming it on the Russians. Seriously? Come on.

36. Portraying the GOP as collapsing - When it's actually the Democrats who seem to be in a free fall.

37. Calling Donald Trump "literally Hitler" - Turns out Hillary had much more in common with the socialist dictator. 

38. Doubling the National Debt - While the media spits their "deficit" talking points.

39. Spinning the numbers on out of work Americans - Not counting those who are "no longer looking for work?"  Interesting perspective.

40.  The Attack on the Benghazi Compound - No support for our fighting men?  What happened?  The media doesn't want to talk about it, they never did.

41. The Iran Nuclear Deal - A disastrous deal, and Dems thought so too, which was revealed in the Podesta email dump.

42. The Obama administration attempting to influence the election in Israel - Obama wanted to try and oust Netanyahu. 

43. House and Senate GOP green-lighting Obama's whole agenda - Despite such intense opposition to the Obama agenda, the House and Senate GOP leadership repeatedly refused to fight on key issues like spending increases, planned parenthood funding, Obamacare, raising the debt ceiling, drafting women, and many other issues. 

44. The Federal government overruling State's Rights time and again - state sovereignty is a key part of how our country operates, but the top down governing of the left has stripped states of key rights.  

45. Activist Judges striking down Voter ID laws - Fraud is a serious issue and it must be dealt with. Yet judges override the law for partisan reasons. 

46. Issuing an order to change the bathroom policies of all public schools - Where is the will of the people in this?  Apparently the Obama administration felt they could change whatever they wanted, bypass Congress, and legislate through the bureaucracy.  That'll make people mad. 

47. The Obama Administration gave away the Internet - They handed it over, without any legislation, once again bypassing Congress, to an international body, leaving open the potential for internet censorship by corrupt regimes like China and Russia.

48. Attempting to make Climate Change Skepticism the New Hate Speech - They wanted to charge those who questioned climate change with a crime.

49. Attempting to Force Christian Hospitals to perform Abortions - Honestly, how did these leftists become such Nazis? 

50. Unrestrained, Strident Arrogance, Contempt, and Talking Down to Average Americans - In television media, in newspapers, academia, Hollywood, late night talk shows, even comedy shows, and of course politics there was a constant environment of dictating terms to everyday Americans.  There was a constant arrogance and contempt for traditional American values.  Conservatives and Christians were openly mocked by comedians, torn apart by media, and charged with crimes by the government.  The anger, it seems, is quite thorough.  And rightly so.  When people are abused, and their rights are violated, when they are mocked and ridiculed, they are to sometimes feel abused.  And they may even rebel.  Like in the case of this last election; A giant middle finger was placed before the media establishment and the elite of the country, in the form of now president-elect Donald Trump.  

This is a short list.  One could make a 250+ list given enough time. I've only scratched the surface here, off the top of my head.  That's how strident and intolerant the powerful have been toward traditional Americans and traditional American values.  Is it any wonder that the people revolted against the current establishment?  Not at all. 

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  3. Five Political Presentations that will Change your Worldview
  4. An Appeal to Heaven: The Movement
  5. The Supreme Court, Same Sex Marriage, Religious Liberty
  6. Thoughts on Public Schooling: Should Christians homeschool their Children?
  7. Kim Davis is only the Beginning: Prepare your Ministry for Persecution
  8. A Cause Worth Dying For: Materialism, Millennials, & the Authentic Mission
  9. What is the Truth about Abortion? Fact, Fiction, Christianity & Humanism
  10. Christian Activism: Can Christianity survive the new cultural attitudes?