In recent years there have been claims that the Bible teaches a Flat Earth. There are even modern-day flat earthers who pushed this claim as support for their flat Earth of claims. You have probably heard that Columbus proved that the Earth was round and that he was opposed in his voyage but Bible-believing Christians who thought the earth was flat based on the Bible.  However, none of these claims are actually true neither does the Bible teach Flat Earth. On the contrary, you can actually use the Bible to support a spherical rotating earth.

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The 2022 midterm elections were, by any objective measure, tremendously disappointing for Republicans. As has already been discussed ad nauseam, the "red wave" that so many -- yours truly included -- had predicted simply did not materialize. The reasons for that are numerous; no one individual, one institution or one specific systemic failure is to blame. There is, in short, a lot of blame to go around here. Because while Republicans actually (SET ITAL) won (END ITAL) the national popular vote by roughly four points, there is no way to describe their historically awful first-presidential-term opposition-party midterm performance, in which the GOP lost almost every high-profile state-level "swing" race, as anything other than disastrous.

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Truth is the First Casualty of War

Casualties and Propaganda in the Russia Ukraine WarIn 1918, during World War I, California Republican Senator Hiram Johnson remarked that “The first casualty, when war comes, is truth.”  A similar statement was made in the British Parliament early in the war by MP Philip Snowden, probably in 1915 : “Truth, it has been said, is the  first casualty of war.” This was published in a 1916 book, Truth and the War, by E. D. Morel.  Senator Johnson, having a high interest in avoiding war, would probably have read this book and may also have been  influenced by the scholarly British writer, Samuel Johnson, who in 1758 wrote:

“Among the calamities of War may be justly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by falsehood which interest dictates and credulity encourages.”

In her 1809, Memoirs of an American Lady,  Anne MacVicar Grant wrote:

“Truth is the first victim to fear and policy; when matters arrive at that crisis…all the kindred virtues drop in succession.”

A like quote is sometimes attributed to the Greek tragedian and soldier, Aeschylus (526 BC-456 BC):  In war, truth is the first casualty.”  But  an Aeschylus play may also have expressed, “God is not averse to deceit in a just cause,” which has helped sow the poisonous seeds of much evil propaganda. 

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An Appeal to Divine Providence
An appeal to Divine Providence. A bronze sculpture of founding fathers John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, by sculptor Stan Watts.

Last time I began a discussion centered on a sermon that one of our great “Heroes of the Faith”—and a personal hero of mine—delivered many years ago while he was Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  I refer, of course, to Rev. Dr. D. James Kennedy (1930-2007), one of the finest examples of Christian patriots our nation ever produced, and one of God’s great and devoted servants his entire life after his Christian conversion.  (Just for information:  the “D” in Dr. Kennedy’s name stands for “Dennis”; and yes, Dennis J. Kennedy was a dance instructor for a time for Arthur Murray Dance Studio).  I’ll remind you again that I’ll be  using my own words as much as possible in this article, but I will refer to his words or paraphrase them when I must, to clarify the point he was trying to make in his sermon titled: REMEMBER.  I’ll do my best to communicate his thoughts from that memorable message he delivered to his congregation at Coral Ridge Church so long ago.

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The 2022 midterm elections were, by any objective measure, tremendously disappointing for Republicans. As has already been discussed ad nauseam, the "red wave" that so many -- yours truly included -- had predicted simply did not materialize. The reasons for that are numerous; no one individual, one institution or one specific systemic failure is to blame. There is, in short, a lot of blame to go around here. Because while Republicans actually won the national popular vote by roughly four points, there is no way to describe their historically awful first-presidential-term opposition-party midterm performance, in which the GOP lost almost every high-profile state-level "swing" race, as anything other than disastrous.

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There is a trend these days, particularly online, to just trust the experts. The experts of course are those that hold to the politically correct views such as Big Bang to man evolution, man-caused climate change, and a lot more. Inherent in this idea is the notion of Scientific elitism.

 Scientific elitism is the notion that approved scientists are not to be questioned when they say something considered scientific. Of course, the only scientists that have this privilege of being unquestioned are those that follow the official party line and accept whatever leftist agenda exists on the topic they are talking about.

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With Thanksgiving just a few days away, there's an awful lot of unthankful and ungracious chatter abounding across the nation. Politics is attempting to reign supreme. Yet, there are some who have not bowed their knees to Baal. There is a remnant in the land. There are a faithful few "standing in the gap;" crying "here we are; send us."

My "inbox" has been "lit" by the "faithful remnant."

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