In the 8/12/16 edition of the Sword Of The Lord, the publication's editor Shelton Smith composed an article titled “The Fellowship Thing: A Clearly Defined New Testament Concept”.
In the column, the minister concluded that, even if someone professes to be a born again believer, you really ought not have much to do with the individual unless they pretty much march lockstep with you in agreement on a comprehensive…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on July 10, 2018 at 6:56pm — No Comments
Acolytes of tolerance and inclusion are applauding one Indiana town where these values are not to be extended to a congregation daring to exercise its First Amendment rights with a sign simply reading “LGBTQ is a hate crime against God.”
For nothing more than summarizing a basic Christian doctrine or moral presupposition, the congregation has been kicked out of the structure in which its services were…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on July 10, 2018 at 6:55pm — No Comments
On an episode of A&E’s “Cults and Extreme Belief”, correspondent Elizabeth Vargas profiled an offshoot of the Unification Church called the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary.
Instead of detailing how the sect’s theology differed from that of orthodox interpretations of Christianity or even the questionable recruitment techniques utilized by Moonie organizations, the episode spent an inordinate amount of time…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on June 27, 2018 at 6:45pm — No Comments
Professional religionists spanning a broad theological spectrum along with a number of prominent public figures have joined forces in criticizing migrant detention policies blamed on President Trump perceived as splitting up family units.
A number of these such as the Roman Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention also hold sizable properties such as universities and denominational…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on June 20, 2018 at 6:56pm — No Comments
A survey indicates that most millennials would rather date a convicted felon over a Trump supporter. Likewise, why should Trump supporters settle for these deadbeats and sloppy seconds? Jesus might forgive but that does not cure STD’s. Given the conscientious vocalization of this sentiment, perhaps pity should be denied when said millennials are victims of the convicted felon’s domestic violence, indolence, and criminal conspiracy.…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on June 10, 2018 at 9:45am — No Comments
A missionary said that Christians ought to share the Gospel with those that do not look like them. But shouldn’t the Christian also be willing to share the Gospel with those that DO look like them, even if this includes White and Americans? If missiological theory now holds that it is often best to let the natives reach out to other natives if at all possible, why should Whites and Americans be chastised if they are most comfortable with reaching out to other…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on June 2, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments
Columnist F.H. Buckley in a New York Post op-ed has proposed that the draft should be reconstituted in order to combat the sense of entitlement pervasive among Millennials.
But a perspective insistent that the purpose of the military is anything other than the protection of the nation through the use of force is an incipient form of totalitarianism.
In his commentary and…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on May 28, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
A hate bias incident is often defined as incidents that may range from acts of ignorance or indifference, to acts directed to inflict harm. So can you be hauled up on charges if you refuse to donate to the United Negro College Fund and the offended construes that as an act of “indifference”?
In these remakes of Star Trek that attempt to incorporate even more thoroughly the latest postmodern hooey, wonder if there…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on May 27, 2018 at 9:41am — No Comments
If Obama is so outraged by the divisiveness sparked by the numerous sources of information online, why is the propaganda he intends to produce to be available over a streaming service rather than traditional broadcast? So apparently he can provide his “alternative facts” but it is an outrage for Alex Jones to do so.
The winter 2018 edition of PETA Global is heralding the lawsuit the front group filed that granted…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on May 19, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments
Outrage has erupted over a father/daughter dance canceled at a Staten Island school over the fears of gender inequity. There are two questions that need to be asked. Firstly, is there really a growing number of boys that want to attend a mother/son dance? Somehow the rational individual doubts there is. But perhaps the more important question to ask is if public funds are using to provide the girls with a dance, is there an equal amount being set aside for the basis of providing an…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on May 10, 2018 at 11:12pm — No Comments
President Trump’s immigration policies are being cast as the villain in the saga of a 39 year old father being deported after having been living undocumented in the United States since he was nine years old. How about much of the blame being placed on the Obama administration and the court system pussyfooting around for nearly a decade with one repeated stay after another instead of decisively settling this case? Perhaps this example ought to serve as a reminder to all of us that this…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on May 2, 2018 at 10:29pm — No Comments
NPR’s All Things Considered posted an article 4/25/18 titled “High Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty While High School Grads Line Up For University”.
Students should be encouraged to consider these occupations if they are naturally imbued with mechanical aptitude.
However, the sorts of leftwing elites that gravitate towards NPR need also be asked a question or two regarding their own promotion of this alternative career path.
Should students pursue a trade school rather than…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on April 26, 2018 at 11:05pm — No Comments
The town of Deerfield, Illinois has enacted a regulation banning assault weapons. Those violating the ban could face fines of up to $1000 per day.
Will progressives that tossed a fit over Sheriff Joe Arpaio taking it upon himself to enforce the national immigration laws that the federal government refused to get as worked up over mere town ordinances contradicting what might be allowed under state and federal law?
What other products otherwise perfectly legal in a…Continue
The world has about come unhinged over Fox News pundit Laura Ingraham for daring to poke a little fun at a petulant youth known to excoriate with the vilest of profanities those reluctant to embrace his policy proposals demanding the abandonment of centuries of constitutional theory deemed fouler than his acute potty mouth.The font of deliberative political contemplation, GQ Magazine, has posted a column in support of the Ingraham boycott titled “Boycotting…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on April 10, 2018 at 10:48pm — No Comments
A Maryland Park and Planning Commission is holding a teen athletic competition advertised as the first annual “Hunger Games”.
As a science fiction fan, I found the Hunger Games series of films a compelling and highly plausible dystopia.
But it is a DYSTOPIA.
That means no rational individual would want to find themselves in that…Continue
Granted, in response to what was seen as encroaching apostasy and unbelief eroding both strong moral and sound doctrine, Fundamentalism at times…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on March 18, 2018 at 9:19am — No Comments
Technically, referring to some of these countries as excrement holes would be an actual improvement as to their actual conditions.
Regarding the tolerancemongers and diversity fanatics outraged that President Trump would invoke blunt earthy language to accurately describe a number of countries. Would these outraged voices continue to reside in neighborhoods with noticeable influxes of migrants from these particular regions continuing to adhere to the second rate standards of conduct…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on March 7, 2018 at 7:13pm — No Comments
Responses have poured in over President Trump's use of blunt earthy language to describe a number of countries from which migrants of dubious quality have poured across the border often with little regard for various immigration laws.
A spokesman for the African Union remarked, “Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on February 13, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Bette Midler is demanding an apology for Geraldo groping her in the 1970's. But if she liked it so much at the time that it led to an affair described as torrid and as her being insatiable, he should refuse to apologize.
If Bette Midler was really so traumatized by what transpired between her and Geraldo back in the 70's, wouldn't the time to have expose or refute such been when he was bragging about it in his sleazy…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on January 23, 2018 at 11:55pm — No Comments
Donald Trump is accused of being unstable and thin skinned. As if Hillary was any better emotionally? Say something she or one of the gaulieters in her biddy brigade didn't like and you are accused of being a predator on the level of Harvey Weinstein. Furthermore, how many that have crossed Trump have met with “mysterious ends” in comparison to the Clintons? And how is Trump's skin any thinner than Obama's? Tick Obama off and you'd feel like an Israelite in the…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on January 21, 2018 at 9:45am — No Comments