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OneNews Enewsletter for Friday January 11, 2019


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Opinion: Dems losing border wall battle to Trump

[Politics-govt] Democratic leaders are the ones who will lose politically if they continue to stand in the way of better border security, predicts an attorney and resident fellow at an immigration watchdog.
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World's biggest abortion provider admits it exists for abortion

[Pro-Life] Pro-life organizations are “thanking” Planned Parenthood’s newest leader for confirming what really isn’t secret to anyone paying attention.
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Opinion: Dems losing border wall battle to Trump

[Poll] Democratic leaders are the ones who will lose politically if they continue to stand in the way of better border security, predicts an attorney and resident fellow at an immigration watchdog.
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Rep. Gabbard rips fellow Dems for 'religious bigotry'

[Pro-Life] Rep. Tulsi Gabbard blasted Democrats in a Tuesday op-ed for “fomenting religious bigotry” in their attempts to disqualify judicial nominee Brian Buescher over his Catholic beliefs.
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State lawmakers forcing pro-LGBTQ material on schools

[Education] New Jersey could soon become the second state requiring public schools to include in their curricula the societal contributions of LGBTQ individuals.
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News from Associated Press

WASHINGTON (January 11, 2019) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.

BARRON, Wis. (January 11, 2019) — A 21-year-old man is jailed in the deaths of a Wisconsin couple he killed because he wanted to kidnap their teenage daughter, investigators said Friday, a day after the girl approached a stranger along a rural road saying she’d been abducted in October and held against her will.

SAN FRANCISCO (January 11, 2019) — A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California’s attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.

CAIRO (January 11, 2019) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the Trump administration’s anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states on Friday, arriving in Bahrain to continue a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America’s partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean Washington is abandoning the region.

WASHINGTON (January 11, 2019) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.

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The Kingdom of God Is Our Hope and Our Confidence. At a time that politics, governments, and human leaders fail us, the Lord does not — even in a ‘post-Christian world’


waving flagReported by Ryan Day | Updated 11 Apr 2017 at 7:46 AM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.lifezette.com/faithzette/the-kingdom-god-our-hope-our-confidence/

As a husband, father, college president, and national ministry leader, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols is continually surveying the cultural landscape and helping people make sense of what they see. He is a trusted Christian thinker who knows how to bridge the gap between history and current culture — with the Bible always at the center.

In 2014, Dr. Nichols became the president of Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida, where he also holds a post as chief academic officer and teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries. He earned his Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary and was for many years the research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Nichols’ latest book, “A Time for Confidence: Trusting God in a Post-Christian Society,” is being heralded as a book that can give faithful believers a tremendous boost of hope in difficult times. Dr. Nichols talked with LifeZette about his book — and where we can find confidence when politics, governments, and human leaders fail us.

Question: Over the years, you have been a prolific author, writing or contributing to more than 20 books on church history, biblical doctrine, and practical theology. What makes your new book special — and why was this the right time to write it?

Answer:  Most of my previous books have dealt with church history, bringing the stories of the past to bear upon being disciples of Christ in this present day. This book flips the script. The focus is primarily on being a disciple while pulling in the wisdom of the past, and especially looking to the wisdom from the sole source of absolute truth, God’s word.

Q: The subtitle of your book states that we’re living in a “post-Christian” society. What do you mean by that?

A: We are living in a time of significant cultural change. The rapidity of change can leave us feeling as if the ground beneath our feet is shifting. Much of the change has to do with an outright hostility toward the Bible and toward traditional Christian beliefs. We are in the era of the “post,” which includes the post-Christian.

Q: Many people today, including many Christians, are very nervous about the current culture of America. Foundational realities like marriage, the family, even gender are being questioned and radically re-defined. Politics and government often come up short as well. Why it is so important that we trust God during these troubling times?

A: During these times of change, it’s easy to go in one of two wrong directions. We can either hide out in a cave and simply wait until Christ comes back. Or we can compromise our convictions in order to get along with culture. In this book, I point us in a different direction from these two options. I point us directly to God and to the sure foundation of his word.

Q: What does it mean to be confident in Christ? How does knowing Him give us confidence for today?

A: We see this in Paul and from the apostles in the first century. They were facing down Rome and the powerful Caesars. This was a culture that valued power and strength. And in this very culture, Paul and Peter and John remind us of our savior, Christ, who was crucified on the cross. The cross was a symbol of shame; the cross was a symbol of weakness. Yet the cross is the center of the Christian message. Paul also tells us that it is in our weakness that God’s strength is made perfect. Christ was crucified on the cross, but his kingdom is forever. Caesar’s kingdom has long passed away. That is a basis of confidence.

Q: In addition to your responsibilities at Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Bible College, you also host the “5 Minutes in Church History” podcast. Can you think of another time in history that the world was really shaking — but God and the gospel brought people hope?

A: One moment in church history that has striking parallels to our day is around the year 420 and the fall of Rome. There were those who thought the church entirely depended on Rome. When they saw Rome falling, all they could do was despair, lament, and hide out in a cave. Others, like Augustine, knew better. In his book, “The City of God,” Augustine reminds us that empires come and go. There’s only one thing that endures and remains, and that is the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is our hope and our confidence.

Q: What is the most encouraging or enriching thing you learned while writing this book?

A: I learned how encouraging the word of God is given our present struggles and challenges. When you look to the prophets of the Old Testament or to the apostles of the New Testament, you see them facing severe and significant challenges. Yet they remained committed to following God’s word, and they remained hopeful that God’s word will come to pass. God’s word abides. It is always authoritative, and it is always sufficient for the challenges at hand.

Pastor Ryan Day is senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, where he has served for 17 years. He is a regular contributor to LifeZette.

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


waving flagFriday, March 11, 2016

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Ben Carson Endorses Donald Trump: “We Buried the Hatchet. He Cares Deeply About America”
Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson today endorsed businessman Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for president. Carson’s endorsement comes a week after he ended his own presidential bid. Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

South Dakota Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks
South Dakota just became the next state to protect unborn babies from painful, late-term abortions. Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

South Bend, Indiana Will be Abortion Free as Last Abortion Clinic Will Close Next Week
South Bend, Indiana, home of Notre Dame University, will become abortion free next week as the Women’s Pavilion in South Bend will officially close. The abortion center stopped doing abortions back in November — it has continued to refer women for abortions since then — and now it will close up shop for good. Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Rubio Campaign Calls for Republicans in Ohio to Vote for John Kasich to Beat Donald Trump
 In what may be a first for a modern-day presidential campaign, a spokesman for pro-life Senator Marco Rubio’s campaign is calling on voters in the state of Ohio to vote for pro-life Governor John Kasich. The hope is a Kasich win in Ohio combined with a Rubio victory in Florida will effectively prevent Trump from clinching the GOP nomination. Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

There is No Difference Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders: They’re Pro-Abortion Radicals
 Even those determined to find a “difference” on the abortion issue between Hillary Clinton and Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders need to work overtime to find an imaginary millimeter of separation. In fact, their positions are so indistinguishable, you couldn’t slide a piece of rice paper between them. Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Legislator Tries to Make Abortion a Hate Crime Against Unborn Children
 Sometimes legislators introduce measures to make a point about an issue or a marginalized group. Even if their legislation has little hope of passing, it often can raise awareness about a problem or persuade people to think twice about their position. Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Iowa House Passes Bill to Ban Sales of Aborted Baby Parts Over University of Iowa’s Objection
 The Iowa House passed a bill Wednesday to end the sale and trafficking of aborted babies’ body parts in the state, according to the Associated Press. Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds North Carolina Choose Life License Plates
After a long battle in the courts, pro-lifers in North Carolina will finally be allowed to display their support for unborn babies on their license plates. Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Ad Featuring James Dobson Says Ted Cruz’s Wife Will be the “Very First Pro-Life First Lady”

Abortion Activists Bully Pro-Life Students, Steal Materials and Vandalize Their Campus Display

NHS Proposes Keeping Dying Babies Alive to Harvest Their Organs 

First Uterus Transplant in the United States Fails, Causing Additional Concern for Pro-Lifers

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