An exposition on the Sermon on the Mount. Topics covered include: the kingdom of God, the Christian counter-culture, the relevance of God’s law, the commandments on murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, retaliation, love, and Jesus’ teachings on biblical inerrancy, hypocritical piety, hypocritical judgment, legalism, materialism, exclusivism, and antinomianism.
Vincent Cheung is a rather prolific writer with respect to the teachings of the bible and the words of Jesus. He is a no-holds-barred teacher who tells you in very brutal terms what is meant by the word of God! Sadly, I must agree with his style of teaching, wherein people within the Christian communities (as a whole) need that fire and brimstone sermons brought forth in their lives. We are now entering into a Politically Correct era where the bible has warned us that:
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. ~Isaiah 5:20 NIV
But regardless of what is to happen, we as Christians MUST, ABSOLUTELY MUST, stand up for what the word of God states. Unlike what many think, to speak truth is not evil…but to say nothing is to acquiesce to the evil at hand.
Great book! Great read! Well worth the time!
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An overview of the Christian’s civil rights.
Well written and a great amount of information concerning YOUR rights as a Christian in school or in the work force. A quick and worthwhile read. Many choose to yield their rights because they are intimidated, but your rights are protected and paramount!
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Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday, Andrew Breitbart has one main goal: to make sure the “liberally biased” major news outlets in this country cover all aspects of a story fairly. Breitbart is convinced that too many national stories are slanted by the news media in an unfair way.
In RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION, Breitbart talks about how one needs to deal with the liberal news world head on. Along the way, he details his early years, working with Matt Drudge, the Huffington Post, and how Breitbart developed his unique style of launching key websites to help get the word out to conservatives all over.
A rollicking and controversial read, Breitbart will certainly raise your blood pressure, one way or another.
I found this book to be extraordinarily written, in that it was aimed toward those people who need every possible aid in defending their view with respect to the Liberal Progressive mind set. If you are looking to get into the game, not necessarily politics or television or the media, but you are seeking a way to get your point across without giving up your ethics or moral standards. Many see themselves having to compromise in their morals or ethics, but you don’t.
Sadly, instead of having a discussion with some people actually becomes hard work when they have a Liberal, Progressive, Socialistic, or Communistic position. You do have to be a bit brash in order to get your point across, but do you actually think you will change their minds? Probably not, all you can hope for (from my experiences in evangelizing or witnessing to non-Christians) is to plant a seed in their minds.
Andrew Breitbart was a Liberal minded progressive person, by his own admission and by the indoctrination that he had gone throughout his schooling. But he was steered away from it through the ideas of others and began to think for himself. In his first chapter he showed that he repeated much of what he had been told and his mind was on autopilot…then he learned what he was doing and began to relearn things and became the man he was destined to be!
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What IS the truth about Jesus?
Today, the traditional picture of Jesus is under an intellectual onslaught from critical scholars, popular historians, TV documentaries, Hollywood movies, bestselling authors, Internet bloggers, and atheist think tanks. They’re capturing the public’s imagination with a radical new portrait of Jesus that bears scant resemblance to the picture historically embraced by the church.
How persuasive is this new image of Jesus? Is it based on well-supported facts and arguments? Or does it fade away when exposed to the hot light of
In this dramatic investigation, award-winning writer and former legal editor
Lee Strobel explores such controversial questions as:
- Did Christianity suppress “alternative gospels” that portray Jesus more
accurately than the New Testament?
- Did the church distort the truth about Jesus by tampering with early
- Have fresh insights and explanations finally disproved the resurrection?
- Were the essential beliefs about Jesus stolen from earlier mythology?
- Have new objections disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah?
Evaluate the evidence for yourself as leading experts grapple with the latest objections from today’s foremost critics. Then reach your own verdict in The Case for the Real Jesus.
THIS was an AWESOME book for anyone at any level in their walk in Christianity! Great resource for the evangelist or the apologist. A great resource for those discipling others in their walk with Christ. A strong foundation of philosophically, archaeologically, and historically needed information in order to make that plunging step with your life to completely turn it over to the Lord! Well worth the read and would be a worthwhile tool to use as a study over the belief in Jesus as the Christ!
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Will Rogers was America. Part Cherokee Indian and former cowboy, he captivated audiences around the world with sparkling gems of wisdom cloaked in gentle and uproarious country wit and astonishing rope tricks. His colorful life recently inspired a commercially successful and critically acclaimed Broadway musical — winner of 6 Tony Awards. His words are as entertaining, inspiring and revelant today as they ever were.
A simple, plain-spoken man, he was the voice of a nation during the ’20s and ’30s. Movie star, vaudeville headliner, radio commentator, his views and observations were syndicated daily and weekly in over 600 newspapers across the country.
Here is the essential Will Rogers — the story of his remarkable career, from Oklahoma “cowpuncher” to international star . . . and the warm, knowing and hilarious philosophies of the man embodied the heart and soul of the nation.
While I disagree with his politics (overall), it is without doubt difficult, at best, to not laugh at his commentary and his genuine witticism. He was a generous man with a zeal for living life and helping his fellow man who was down and out. He made fortunes and he lost them, and he made them back again. Never afraid of a challenge, he always sought to go head on. He was but 56 when he died, but lived a life fuller than most who lived until twice that.
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In late December 2004, four Israelis and one Palestinian Arab were indicted in Jerusalem on charges of running a massive forgery ring over several decades. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Israeli police claimed the ring had created a host of Biblically-related ancient artifacts with forged inscriptions involving millions of dollars, some of which are exhibited in the prestigious Israel Museum. The trial opened in September 2005 and continued for five years through 116 sessions, 133 witnesses, 200 exhibits, and close to 12,000 pages of testimony from witnesses.
In October 2010, closing arguments finally wrapped up in “the forgery trial of the century,” to determine whether or not the James Ossuary, the Yehoash tablet and other ancient artifacts were forged by two defendants. Trial judge Aharon Farkash pored through the evidence over the past 15 months, and on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, finally delivered his verdict.
In his verdict, the judge acquitted the case’s two remaining defendants, Tel Aviv collector Oded Golan and antiquities dealer and scholar Robert Deutsch, on all major counts of creating and selling forged antiquities, most notably the now-famous first-century C.E. bone box (or ossuary) inscribed “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus,” a small inscribed ivory pomegranate allegedly used in Solomon’s Temple, and the Yehoash tablet, which, if authentic, would be the first royal inscription of an Israelite king ever found.
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Thomas D. D’Andrea, “The Natural Law Theory of Thomas Aquinas,” Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism — a project of the Witherspoon Institute.
Thomas D. D’Andrea considers Aquinas’ theory of natural law at the Witherspoon Institute’s Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism site.
Thomas Aquinas is generally regarded as the West’s pre-eminent theorist of the natural law, critically inheriting the main traditions of natural law or quasi–natural law thinking in the ancient world (including the Platonic, and particularly Aristotelian and Stoic traditions) and bringing elements from these traditions into systematic relation in the framework of a metaphysics of creation and divine providence. His theory sets the terms of debate for subsequent natural law theorizing.
Half of all illegal immigrants came into this country legally—and we have no way of knowing they’re still here!
Congressmen are putting their wives on their campaign payrolls—so that campaign contributions are really personal bribes!
The ACLU won’t allow its own directors free speech.
Liberals want to strip us of the tools to stop terrorism.
The UN is a cover for massive corruption—and eighty countries, who pay 12 percent of the budget, are blocking reform.
Drug companies pay off doctors to write scripts—whether we need them or not.
Teachers unions block the firing of bad teachers—and battle against higher education standards!
Katrina victims are being stiffed by their insurance companies!
Special interests cost our consumers $45 billion—through trade quotas that save only a handful of jobs!
Never heard of these abuses? You won’t in the mainstream media. That’s why Dick Morris and Eileen McGann wrote Outrage. Their proposals:
- Ban immigration from terrorist countries
- Ban Congress putting spouses on their payroll
- Ban lobbyists who are related to senators or congressmen
- Ban nicotine additives to cigarettes
- Ban trade quotas that drive up prices and save few jobs
- Ban drug company bribes to doctors
- Ban teachers unions’ work rules that stop education reform
- Ban insurance companies from backing out on Katrina coverage
In Outrage, you’ll get the facts—and learn what we can do about them. You won’t read about these outrages anyplace else; too many people are working hard to cover them up. Get them here instead—and learn how to fight the special interests of the left and right.
“The Sunset Limited” opens in Black’s apartment with the two men sitting at a small dinner table in the kitchen. Here, Black digs into White’s brain to find out why he wanted to take that dive that would end his life. He also asks him questions about his beliefs and values. White doesn’t seem to have any personal beliefs or values. He doesn’t really have any friends other than a guy he grabs lunch with at his work every now and then.
Black converted to Christianity after his time in jail. He asks White – since he’s a college professor – how many books he has read. White gives an estimable answer of 4,000 over the course of his lifetime. His favorite book is “War and Peace,” but Black asks why he hasn’t read the “best book.” Black is referring to “The Bible.”
The movie pans out into Black’s deep, religious beliefs and goes into why he served time in prison and what happened in prison. While White sits and listens to his stories, he must think about what all this means. He tries to get up and leave several times, but he is drawn back into Black’s discussion. White keeps telling Black the only thing out there for him and the only thing he believes in is the Sunset Limited. It will take him to the only thing he believes he has left to do, which is to die. There seems to be nothing of value for him and nothing else he feels he can do. Black thinks there is more and tries to pursue White to think about life and God.
McCarthy took his own two-person play and wrote the screenplay to fit cinematic standards. How does a story that contains only two characters and one setting keep people interested? It’s all in the dialogue and the acting. McCarthy is the best choice for writing a screenplay like this; Jones and Jackson are the best choices for these two roles.
Their dialogue is not only theological and philosophical, but it’s also humorous. McCarthy is able to shed some comedic value into a deep discussion to keep the viewer interested.
I’ve seen parts of this movie before, which peaked my interest and I finally saw the whole movie. It is a very interesting set-up between an atheistic professor who desires to commit suicide and a felon murderer born again Christian. Makes one think, on either side of the issue. Both pose very powerful arguments from their positions.
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