Former NFL Player Jack Brewer Wants to Restore God Discipline to Schools

By Stephanie Martin -May 6, 2021

Jack Brewer

To tackle inequality, racial division and anti-police sentiments, former NFL player Jack Brewer is launching the Serving Institute, a faith-based program he says will return the much-needed “fear of God” and “fear of authority” to America’s classrooms.

Brewer, who’s been fighting global poverty through his foundation since 2006, also worked with the Police Athletic League in response to NFL players’ national anthem protests. After noticing that relations between the Black community and police “didn’t necessarily get better,” he began teaching pro athletes and prison inmates. Brewer realized that “access to education” is a key factor in “keeping us divided.”

Jack Brewer Addresses ‘Crazy Educational Gap’

In an interview with The Daily Wire, Jack Brewer explains that the Serving Institute is partnering with Liberty University on a faith-based curriculum for use in private schools. Programs for value-building, etiquette, grammar, sports, assessments, and interventions also are included.

Brewer is excited to “actually start doing something about this crazy educational gap [in America] that’s leaving these inner-city kids’ reading and math proficiency levels lower than third-world countries,” he says. During the summer months, students will do extra work to boost their scores.

Because another goal of the institute is to create “servant leaders,” students will be required to conduct community service—“even if they themselves are less fortunate.” Brewer says, “We’re going to…teach them that through service, they can also empower themselves while they’re empowering their communities.”

Students Need Accountability, Says Jack Brewer

Faith is vital to the Servant Institute, Brewer says, because “we’ve got to get God back in our schools. I’m a believer in that. And most importantly, we’ve got to get discipline back in our schools because when you’re raised in discipline, then you demand discipline from other people as well.”

Of the U.S. educational system, Brewer says, “We’ve gotten so free. When they pulled the paddles out of the schools in the mid-’80s, that’s where this all started. I say it all the time, some kids need the paddle. They need that, that fear of authority being able to tell them what’s right or wrong. That’s why you see people disrespecting cops like they do now.”

Disrespect won’t “go down in my school,” says Brewer. “I can’t paddle [students], but I’m going to do everything except for that. If you do anything that’s disrespectful…I will physically exert you as your punishment so you understand that you have to be held accountable. We need the fear of God back in our schools, and we need our parents to start being parents again and not friends.”

Brewer, a supporter of former President Trump, spoke at the Republican National Convention last August. Recalling his father standing up against a KKK rally in Texas, he said, “I know what racism looks like. I’ve seen it firsthand in America. It has no resemblance to President Trump.”

The former athlete added that he’s “fed up” with portrayals of the 45th president, saying the media “refuse to acknowledge what he’s actually done in the Black community. It’s confusing the minds of our innocent children.”

COMMENT:

I participated in prayer in school and remember when the Untied States Supreme Court kicked God out of school. We need to let God back in school and everywhere else.

MIT chaplain forced to resign after citing George Floyd’s rap sheet to students

MATT LAMB – ASSISTANT EDITOR

Although the priest argued for forgiveness, the message was lost on students

The Archdiocese of Boston forced Daniel Moloney to resign from his chaplain role at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after students and alumni complained that Moloney brought up George Floyd’s past criminal history in an email to students.

Although Moloney, a Catholic priest, was making an argument that Floyd’s past should not justify his death, the fact that he brought up Floyd’s rap sheet at all prompted some to protest the chaplain’s message to campus officials and file bias complaints over it.

“George Floyd was killed by a police officer, and shouldn’t have been,” Moloney wrote in his June 7 email to the Tech Catholic Community, a group of Catholic students on campus.

“He had not lived a virtuous life. He was convicted of several crimes, including armed robbery, which he seems to have committed to feed his drug habit. And he was high on drugs at the time of his arrest. But we do not kill such people. He committed sins, but we root for sinners to change their lives and convert to the Gospel,” the priest wrote.

“ … In the wake of George Floyd’s death, most people in the country have framed this as an act of racism. I don’t think we know that. Many people have claimed that racism is major problem in police forces. I don’t think we know that.”

The e-mail was republished in its entirety by New Boston Post.

Although Moloney’s argument aimed to promote justice and forgiveness, that message seemed lost on many of its readers.

An article in The Tech campus newspaper reports that MIT’s dean for student life, Suzy Nelson, said administrators and the bias response team received reports about Moloney’s email.

In an email to student and faculty leaders June 12, Nelson wrote Moloney’s message “contradicted the Institute’s values” and “was deeply disturbing” and that “by devaluing and disparaging George Floyd’s character,” Moloney did not “acknowledge the dignity of each human being and the devastating impact of systemic racism” on “African Americans, people of African descent, and communities of color,” The Tech reports.

The Archdiocese of Boston told Moloney to resign from his role as chaplain at the school on June 9, according to the Boston Globe. The move came after more than 60 people attended a forum hosted by Tech Catholic Community on June 9, according to the school newspaper.

Terrence Donilon, a spokesman for the archdiocese, told WBZ-TV “While Fr. Moloney’s comments should not reflect on the entirety of his priestly ministry, they nonetheless were wrong and by his resignation he accepts the hurt they have caused.”

Moloney told the Boston Globe on June 16, “I regret what happened, I regret it was misunderstood, I regret that [it] became difficult for me to be a voice for Christ on campus.”

Moloney is a published author at First Things, The Wall Street Journal and National Review. He used to work at the Heritage Foundation as a senior policy analyst for the DeVos Center for Religion and Society. His doctoral dissertation focused on justice and mercy, the subject of a recent book he published as well. He also maintains an active Tumblr page but has not explicitly addressed the controversy on it.

MORE: Conservative prof says seminary used COVID as excuse to get rid of him

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Biden would resume Obama’s war on Christianity: Dem memo declares white Christians country’s foremost “national security threat”

January 02, 2021 by: JD Heyes

Image: Biden plans to resume Obama’s war on Christianity: Dem memo declares white Christians country’s foremost “national security threat”

(Natural News) Democrat Joe Biden’s message of wanting to ‘unify our divided country’ suffered another credibility blow in the wake of a newly uncovered Democratic memo that warns two-thirds of our country is a bigger threat than China, Russia, Iran and North Korea combined.

A report prepared especially for the (potentially) incoming Biden administration from the Secular Democrats of America PAC provides guidance to “boldly restore a vision of constitutional secularism and respect in the land for religious and intellectual pluralism.”

And here we thought that after four years of President Donald Trump that his efforts to uphold the right of Christians — and Jews, and Muslims, and whomever else — to practice freely, as outlined in the First Amendment, was him restoring constitutionality. 

In any event, the PAC says it “represents secular Democratic individuals and organizations” while advocating for “secular governance” as well as the promotion of “respect and inclusion of nonreligious Americans,” while mobilizing “nonreligious voters.”

Again, that same First Amendment guaranteeing Americans the right to worship freely also lacks a provision that mandates a religious society or the practice of a certain religion. So — if there can be no forcing of religion on Americans, why does this group think it can force secularism on all of us?

We digress.

Just The News reports that the proposal was formally presented to the Biden team by Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin and Jared Huffman, co-chairmen of the Congressional Freethought Caucus; it was also endorsed by Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney.

“We’ve offered the new administration a roadmap to restore our basic constitutional values and protect science, reason and public health in American government,” Raskin and Huffman said in a joint statement. (Related: Why rioters will eventually turn their rage on Christianity if not stopped.)

The outlet notes further: 

The proposal calls for Biden’s team to work with Congress and governors to “advance a secular agenda at all levels of government, taking into account the current makeup of the federal courts and new, unfavorable precedents that your administration will have to contend with.”

In the document, the group argues that Trump has “empowered the religious right in ways no other administration has before, making significant advances in enacting their Christian nationalist agenda.”

The proposal outlines recommendations for reversing certain policies and “proactively” implementing new rules that would “restore secularism to federal governance and disentangle entrenched religious interests from federal policy.”

Again, what is inherently wrong with Trump ‘empowering’ people of faith within his administration? Understand that this proposal would not have been given to Team Biden unless these three lawmakers had a problem with the empowerment of religious persons within the Trump White House — none of whom were pushing to mandate Christianity across the country. 

Only people who do not believe in any religion are ‘suitable’ for government, according to this PAC.

But it gets worse: These bozos liken Christians with a threat to America’s “national security.”

“The rise of white Christian nationalism is a national security threat,” read the document. “We recommend you: encourage the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice to dedicate resources to de-radicalization programs aimed at hate groups, including, but not limited to, white nationalists; increase monitoring of such groups, including the online environment, and take action to address increased hate crimes toward minority faith communities; and shift rhetoric to label violent white nationalist extremists as terrorists.”

That is outrageous. If there are any threats to America’s national security that emanate from within the country, they are coming from the insane left: Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and burgeoning anarchist organizations on both the left and right.

But you can see what this is really about.

There is no bigger impediment to authoritarian rule than a belief among the populace in something higher and more divine than ‘big government.’ And what better way to destroy the fundamental right to not only believe in a higher authority but to worship that higher authority than to declare those who do to be our most dangerous threat.

The Marxist Democratic left hates America as it was founded, period. This is just another modicum of proof.

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VIDEO A Message of Defining Clarity from Jim Caviezel, When Freedom and Liberty are Threatened

December 18, 2020 by Sundance

On February 28, 2018, at Convocation, North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian students, director, and actor Jim Caviezel shared in convocation how through the Passion of the Christ, and Paul: Apostle of Christ, he wants people to meet Jesus.

Within the session Mr. Caviezel took a moment to share his perspectives on the political challenges we face as a nation.  Remembering back to President Ronald Reagan Caviezel had some thoughts for the audience that ring a particular resonance today: “Set yourselves apart from this corrupt generation”….

Prompted to 24:08 just hit play:

Borrowing from Mike Vanderboegh – “This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. I have studied history for years and I cannot recall it ever happening. It may be that our task is impossible. Yet, if we do not try then how will we know it can’t be done? And if we do not try, it most certainly won’t be done. The Founders’ Republic, and the larger war for western civilization, will be lost.

But I tell you this: We will not go gently into that bloody collectivist good night. Indeed, we will make with our defiance such a sound as ALL history from that day forward will be forced to note, even if they despise us in the writing of it.

And when we are gone, the scattered, free survivors hiding in the ruins of our once-great republic will sing of our deeds in forbidden songs, tending the flickering flame of individual liberty until it bursts forth again, as it must, generations later. We will live forever, like the Spartans at Thermopylae, in sacred memory.”

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Jacob and Rachel: A Bible Love Story

by JACK WELLMAN

 

The greatest love letter ever written was the one from God to humans. It is called the Bible. Sadly, it is one of the greatest love letters that people do not read. The Bible contains some of the most wonderful love stories ever told. One that is an inspiring story of love between a husband and wife is that of Jacob and Rachel. In fact, it is one of the greatest love stories of all time.

Jacob is the father of the twelve tribes of Israel and is a significant figure in biblical history. God latter changes his name to Israel from which the nation finds its name. Jacob’s name means “supplanter” or “one who grabs.” In the case of Jacob, he grabbed his brothers heal when we was being born. His brother’s name was Esau and he was born first but Jacob grabbed onto his brothers heel when we was being born. Esau was the first born of Isaac but he lost his birthright to Jacob. Esau is the father of the Arabic speaking peoples today. There was a natural, bitter rivalry between Jacob and Esau and today there is a natural animosity between Israel and the Arab nations surrounding her.

Jacob and Rachel Bible Love Story

He met Rachel at the well and for him, it was love at first sight.

Love at First Sight

Jacob was sent by his father Isaac to find a wife from a relative‘s family. He met Rachel at the well and for him, it was love at first sight. He went to the well and when he single-handily moved the great stone cover off of the well, perhaps trying to impress Rachel. You can tell that Jacob didn’t take long before he knew that he loved Rachel as recorded in Genesis 29:10-11: “When Jacob saw Rachel, daughter of his uncle Laban, and Laban’s sheep, he went over and rolled the stone away from the mouth of the well and watered his uncle’s sheep. Then Jacob kissed Rachel and began to weep aloud.” Interestingly, it wasn’t Rachel that cried but Jacob. He seemed to know with certainty that Rachel would be his bride. Rachel ran to her father and told him about the young traveler. Rachel’s father, Laban, ran out to meet Jacob and invited him to stay with him.

Jacob stayed with Laban’s family and within a month, he had fallen deeply in love with Rachel and determined to marry her. In order to marry her, Rachel’s father convinced Jacob to work for him for seven years and he could marry Rachel. Jacob agreed. Jacob loved Rachel so much that he labored for her for seven years, “but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her” (Gen 29:20). Love sometimes makes things in life more bearable as it did for Jacob.

Laban’s Trickery

After the seven years of labor, Laban agreed to allow Jacob to marry Rachel. In Jewish wedding ceremonies, the bride usually have their entire face covered with only a small opening for the eyes. After Jacob married the woman and spent the night with his new bride he woke up in horror to discover that he had been tricked. Jacob thought that he had married Rachel but he had instead married Leah. Jacob was outraged and when he confronted Rachel’s father Laban, the father told Jacob that it was customary to have the eldest daughter marry first. Laban said that Jacob could also marry Rachel if he agreed to work another seven years for him. Jacob, smitten by Rachel, quickly agreed and worked another seven years for Laban. Another seven years wouldn’t stop Jacob because “his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah…and he worked for Laban another seven years” to secure Rachel for his wife (Gen 29:30). Jacob had once deceived his brother Esau and had tricked him out of his rightful birthright. Now it was Jacob turn to be tricked.

Rachel Dies

Jacob’s other wife, Leah, had several children but Rachel remained barren. Rachel once said that if she didn’t have children that she’d die (Gen. 30:1) but ironically, she died after having her second child, Benjamin. Rachel’s first son, Joseph, would end up being critically important for the people of Israel to survive after he would bring his entire family into Egypt to survive a devastating famine. This is relevant because by this time God had changed Jacob’s name to Israel, which means “prince of God“.

When Jacob and Rachel’s family moved on from Bethel, “Rachel began to give birth and had great difficulty….and as she was having great difficulty in childbirth, the midwife said to her, “Don’t despair, for you have another son.” As she breathed her last—for she was dying—she named her son Ben-Oni. But his father named him Benjamin” (Gen 35:16-18). Ben-Oni means “son of my trouble” but Jacob, now called Israel, named him Benjamin, which means “son of my right hand.” This may have been due to Rachel’s being Jacob‘s favorite wife or his “right hand“ to him and so Rachel‘s son was given the name of Benjamin, which means “son of my right hand.”

“So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). Over her tomb Jacob set up a pillar, and to this day that pillar marks Rachel’s tomb” (Gen 35:19-20). Rachel had died but Jacob’s love for her never did. Death does not end a person’s love for another, in fact love is said to survive even death. Jacob loved Rachel at first sight and at last sight. So much so that he erected a pillar to mark the place of Rachel’s tomb. A pillar that may have been a memorial for him to remember her…and a place for him to return to visit much like a gravestone today in a cemetery. Today, they are together again – in Paradise; together forever and to never die again.

Jacob and Rachel: A Bible Love Story

Our Redemption Draws Near

June 29, 2020 by Marc Baker

Did you know that there are a lot of Christians who have become codependent on man’s approval? They always are seeking people’s affirmation. It devastates them to be rejected and this codependency has limited God from working in their lives. God’s plan will lead us to do things that are unpopular and if we are dependent on what people think of us, we will never do them.


Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
2 Timothy 3:12

Christians will suffer persecution. There are some who teach this avoidable if we have enough faith. The only people who are not persecuted are ungodly people.

If we are going to serve God we will be led to do things that are unpopular. This is not a popular message but it is truth.

“The economy is collapsing and coronavirus is causing chaos!”

We can repeat this mantra or we can speak the Word of God.

We can speak the situations or we can speak the truth of God’s Word.

And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Luke 21:24-28

We are especially in a time where our focus must be on the Word of God. There is a pandemic sweeping the globe, the world economy is collapsing, and it seems as if anarchy is becoming the norm.

For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
2 TImothy 1:12-14

Do you know in whom you have believed? This is not a time to be hesitant in our answer to that question. We will be though unless our attention is focused in the Word of God every day.

Jesus said to “lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh”. If you choose to do this it will draw prosecution.

When we step out into the plan of God we will encounter people who speak their unbelief and fears. A man pleaser will join in and the fear of man will keep you from accomplishing what God has called you to do.

If you are dependent on another man’s approval you will not be pleasing to God. If you have to be reinforced constantly with other people’s affirmations, you will not fulfill the plan of God for your life.

There are a lot of weak Christians today that are more dependent on man than God. They value the word of a family member or pastor over the Word of God. This is the reason why the Church is weak and powerless today.

We need to realize that people will let us down. Jesus never will though!

We need to come to the place where we love people because of how it will benefit them not for their affirmations. People will let disappoint but Jesus will always lift us up.

So is it enough to just know that God loves you even if everyone else turns their back on you?

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Our Redemption Draws Near

MyPillow guy: My story is proof ‘Jesus is real’

‘All my friends are going, What’s this crack addict doing next to the president?’

Art Moore

When you’re known as the “MyPillow guy,” its easy for your critics to dismiss you as a pollyanna pitchman who doesn’t really believe what he’s saying.

Donald Trump gets the same criticism, and Mike Lindell doesn’t mind comparisons to the 45th president.

It’s just that since he’s gotten to know Trump, it’s clear that such criticism is “100% false.”

Lindell, promoting his memoir “What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO,” told WND in an interview that he “knows Trump’s heart” and has spoken with people who work for him at the White House.

“He really cares about the people and about the country,” Lindell said. “He had better things to do. He’s a billionaire.”

Lindell recalls meeting Trump for the first time on Aug. 15, 2016, at the Trump Tower in New York City during the election campaign.

The entrepreneur, knowing nothing about politics, said he went into the half-hour private meeting “to see who is this, what is motivating him to run.”

“I left there saying, ‘Wow, he’s going to be the most common-sense president in history, because it was all about solutions, like I do every day in business,” Lindell said.

Lindell said he believes God has gifted Trump with the ability to absorb information from many sources and come up with a solution.

“You don’t need to like what he says or how he does it. But he’s getting it done in ways nobody else ever could have gotten it done.”

After his Trump Tower meeting, Lindell took time to talk to Trump’s employees.

“I was amazed at how many minorities and women he employed.”

Every one said something similar: They had been with Trump a long time, had a personal story of Trump helping them out and said he was the best boss they ever had.

Lindell has been to the White House a number of times – notably when Trump gave him the opportunity to speak in a Rose Garden news conference – and the White House employees say the same about their boss.

Lindell recalls asking a Secret Service agent what it’s like to work there.

“Every time he sees me,” the agent said of Trump, “he’ll stop and ask, how is your day going? He does that with everyone.”

Lindell said he “backs this president because I know stuff other people don’t.”

“I know where his heart is. He has no other agenda other than to help.”

‘Jesus is real’

The title of his book conveys his belief that countless events in his life defy the odds mathematically and can only be explained by a divine hand.

Take his moment in the White House Rose Garden on March 30, for example, when in front of slack-jawed media and a live global audience, he declared that God had set apart Donald Trump for this time in history, and the only answer to the world’s problems is faith in Jesus Christ.

“All my friends are going, ‘What’s this crack addict doing next to the president?”

‘They’re saying, ‘Jesus is real, because it’s impossible for that to happen.'”

Along with praise for his remarks came a barrage of criticism from the left.

A CNN executive editor commented sarcastically on a retweet of a video of Lindell’s remarks: “In case you were wondering what My Pillow is doing in a time of coronavirus.” It turned out he had just completed the conversion of a 200,000-square-foot factory to produce millions of masks for health-care workers.

“I’ve just given it to God,” he said of the criticism.

Lindell said his critics aren’t going to change his Christian beliefs, and “shaming me for my past doesn’t work.”

“They come from a place of wounds, too,” he said. “They’re looking for hope, too, and until they find Jesus they are lost.”

When media figures criticize him, he said, “I just send them pillows.”

Among the recipients of his patented plush support foam product, he said, are Bill Maher and Stephen Colbert.

“It’s hard for them to shame me,” he said. “I’ve already said I’m a crack addict. It’s pretty hard for them to badmouth somebody who is using his story to help other people.”

Lindell said some of the empathy for his critics comes from growing up a “shy kid striving for attention,” suffering from shame and self-loathing.

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Lindell said he intially was reluctant to talk about the God factor in his story.

Of all people, it was the legendary “shock jock” Don Imus who said, “You’ve got a calling on your life, and you don’t need to be ashamed to talk about Jesus.”

But that wasn’t Imus’ frame of thinking the first time he interviewed Lindell.

“He was the one who asked me where I got the idea for My Pillow, and I said from God,” Lindell said.

“Now don’t get all crazy on me!” Imus replied, according to Lindell.

But Lindell described it as a specific revelation, like a “download,” and it was the same with the “plan” he said he was given for getting off crack.

Over the course of their friendship, Lindell said, Imus changed.

They bonded initially over sharing a struggle with cocaine addiction and overcoming it.

When Trump gave a shoutout to Lindell at a rally in North Dakota in 2018 – “Have you seen this guy with the pillows on Fox?” – Imus texted Lindell.

Imus wrote, according to Lindell, “I knew you were the real deal.”

“He was proud of me. That was like a father to me.”

‘This has to be God’

Lindell said that while he sees the hand of God all through his life, he didn’t “fully surrender” his life to Jesus until February 2017.

Before then, nevertheless, he knew the “mini miracles” in his life were from God.

Lindell recalls when he began pulling together the stories of his life – the book took seven years to write – and it became clear “this has to be God, because it’s impossible otherwise.”

He said there were many episodes he had to leave out because they would have sounded so fantastic to the reader they would have discredited the book.

“My friends would say, ‘Put that in.’ I’d say, ‘People would not believe it. They’d say the guy is nuts.'”

Proceeds of the self-published book go to his Lindell Recovery Network, which helps free people from addictions.

He said his friends also thought him nuts for printing an initial run of 3 million copies.

“They said, ‘You’re going to sell 3 million?'”

“I said, ‘No, I’m going to sell 30 million.'”

MyPillow guy: My story is proof ‘Jesus is real’

10 Names Of The New Jerusalem City! (Part-1)

July 24, 2020 hephzibahgarden

 

And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke‬ ‭24:49‬.

  • City of Truth — New Jerusalem City is called the city of truth because the people going there have been set free by the truth. John 8:32. Prior to being set free by the Truth, they were in bondage; being slaves to sin and death. They were delivered from that bondage by the death of Jesus on the Cross of Calvary. Thus saith the Lord; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain. Zechariah‬ ‭8:3‬. ❤️
  • City of Righteousness — New Jerusalem City is called the city of righteousness because the people inheriting this city are clothed with the righteousness of God. And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. Isaiah‬ ‭1:26‬. Righteousness means obedience to God’s laws and commandments. At water baptism, we first attain His righteousness and there on grow into the fullness of His stature. Mathew 3:15. ❤️
  • The Faithful City — New Jerusalem City is called the faithful city because the people inheriting this city were faithful to God throughout their life on earth —they were Called, Chosen and Faithful. And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city. Isaiah‬ ‭1:26‬. At the baptism of the Holy Spirit, we become faithful witnesses to God. Acts 1:8, Revelation 1:5. ❤️
  • City of God — New Jerusalem City is called the city of God because it is the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. Psalms‬ ‭46:4. The River refers to the Water of Life, whose origin is from the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1. Whosoever drinks of this River experiences divine healing or health. And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. Ezekiel‬ ‭47:9‬. ❤️
  • The Holy Mountain — New Jerusalem City is called the holy mountain because it is the dwelling place of the Lord of hosts. Mt. Zion is the capital of this city. Thus saith the Lord; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain. Zechariah‬ ‭8:3‬. ❤️

(….. to be continued)

 

10 Names Of The New Jerusalem City! (Part-1)

VIDEO The Mystery of Godliness

 

BY HENRY M. MORRIS III, D.MIN

 

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory. (1 Timothy 3:16)

One of the main goals of ICR’s mission is to convey the basic and foundational truth that our God, Redeemer, and King is also the Creator of the universe. Every Christian has the obligation to be a witness for the “glorious gospel” (1 Timothy 1:11), and we ordinarily do so through the focus of the substitutionary sacrifice of our Lord Jesus at Calvary and His resurrection.

But there is a greater mystery to this gospel that is often shrouded in the naturalistic matrix that pervades our educational and media systems. ICR is challenged to peel back the veil of naturalism and reveal the majesty of the Creator, whose Word is affirmed by the evidence of empirical science.

Without Controversy

The opening of Paul’s bold statement in 1 Timothy 3:16 uses the unique Greek term homologoumenos, a strong compound passive participle essentially meaning “all speaking the same thing.” Basically, while the “mystery” is definitely “great,” the proof for who Jesus is and His incarnation for the purpose of salvation is widely attested. It is that evidence that ICR is most concerned with in our mission to “speak the same thing” with clarity.

Mysteries of the Kingdom

While subtle evidences of the “godliness” are manifest throughout the ministry of the Lord Jesus, many of them would be seen most clearly by those already called into the Kingdom. Matthew 13 lists several evidences of the work of God on Earth. The parable of the sower and the reception of the gospel are easy to see if one even partially observes how the world reacts to Christianity. The fact that God knew this and openly exposed these things in His teaching should be an evidence of His omniscience.

Likewise the parables of the tares, the mustard seed, the leaven, and the treasures all forecast the nature of the centuries of gospel growth and ultimate harvest of God’s people at the end of the age. None of this would have been possible without the sovereign knowledge of the Creator who “works all things according to the counsel of His will” (Ephesians 1:11).

Magnificent Prophecies

Tomes have been written in attempts to refute the detailed Old Testament prophecies of the coming Messiah. All have fallen woefully short of their goals, merely demonstrating the impossibility of human foresight and the necessity of divine foreknowledge made available to human agents. The identification of the tribe of Judah and the family of David in the city of Bethlehem—both in widely separated passages—attests to God’s sovereign plan. Daniel’s detailed outline of the “70 weeks” still baffles those who would attempt to naturalize those words.

The odds of such prophetic events being fulfilled in one event are not merely additive but multiplied with each successive announcement. For instance, the identification of the tribe of Judah may have a predictive qualifier of 1 in 12 (the number of tribes), but multiplied by the identification of Bethlehem (of the some 500 or so towns in Israel at that time) it becomes not merely 1 in 512 but 12 times 500—or 1 in 6,000. There are about 300 prophecies fulfilled by the life of Jesus during His time on Earth. The odds of those all coming true in one person are beyond counting!

Creation Miracles

During His public ministry, Jesus demonstrated His authority and power with miracles that could only be done through the creation of new matter where none existed before. John’s gospel account is built around seven such demonstrations. Jesus once said to those observing these displays of His creation authority and power:

“If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” (John 10:37-38)

Two examples should suffice. When Jesus turned the water into wine at the marriage feast at Cana (John 2:1-10), He created complex fibers, sugars, acids, bases, and juices with merely the instant thought from His mind. This was enough to stun the governor of the feast (to say nothing of the servants who filled the six water pots with 150 gallons of water). One may reject the evidence, but the feat could be nothing less than the creation of new matter where none existed before.

Likewise, the feeding of the crowd of 5,000 on one occasion (Matthew 14:13-21) and the 4,000 on another occasion (Matthew 15:32-39) involved the instant creation of new bread and fish meat from a small meal that was multiplied into thousands of pounds of food for the huge crowds. The apostles were unable to understand what happened as they collected the baskets of leftovers after all had been fed. Someone may choose to reject the record, but if it actually happened, then it could only be done by the One who brought the universe into existence by His spoken word just four millennia before.

ICR’s Mission

The power of God’s Word is the source of His authority in time and on Earth. Through the Word of God, we are given insight to who the Creator is, the role He has had in history, and the mystery of His being “manifested in flesh.” Therein lies the core of ICR’s mission. We are charged with demonstrating the accuracy, historicity, and scientific validity of that record, providing evidence that may clear away doubt on the part of unbelievers and wavering Christians.

Scientific Research

ICR is committed to quality research in the sciences. Some of that work has made it to the public in the form of books, papers, and seminar lectures. But most of the long-term effort is behind the scenes and continues to build upon the work of previous scientists and scholars such as those involved in the Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) project that culminated nearly 15 years ago. Dr. Vernon Cupps’ recent book Rethinking Radiometric Dating: Evidence for a Young Earth from a Nuclear Physicist expands on that work and provides a seminal review of the issues and demonstrates the error of the common “proof” of the deep time so integral to the false story of naturalistic evolution.

Dr. Jake Hebert’s popular booklet The Climate Change Conflict: Keeping Cool over Global Warming is built on his stellar analysis of the errors of the widely accepted Milankovitch theory that has undermined Ice Age studies as well as serious studies of climatology. Dr. Hebert’s research is vital in the demonstration of the bad science that emboldens atheistic thinking.

Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins’ work on the chimp and human genomes has uncovered the fallacy of their supposed genetic similarity and has been responsible for exposing the related errors conveyed in school textbooks. His work has been published in secular journals and continues to make positive inroads within the scientific community.

Evidence of the global Flood during the days of Noah has been a strong emphasis from the days of ICR founder Dr. Henry M. Morris, Dr. Steve Austin, Dr. John Baumgartner, and Dr. Andrew Snelling. Dr. Tim Clarey has added to their work using data from oil drilling cores from all over the world. Dr. Clarey has answered many puzzling questions and demonstrated the assurance that the planet was inundated with a continent-covering flood. His outstanding research (soon to be available in his new In-Depth Science book Carved in Stone) will be the source of much encouragement to Christian geologists and strong evidence of the accuracy of Scripture.

Dr. Brian Thomas is researching original biochemicals in supposedly ancient fossils. These short-lived tissues—many found in dinosaur fossils—contradict the notion that these fossils are millions of years old since such tissues can survive for only thousands of years before decaying. We published his Ph.D. dissertation on this important topic, titled Ancient Fossil Bone Collagen Remnants.

Research Associate and zoologist Frank Sherwin continues to offer his unique insights on God’s intricately designed creatures in his writings and talks in the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History and outside venues, along with ICR’s other scientists.

Additional work is being done by Dr. Randy Guliuzza. His research on natural selection has eviscerated the bold claim that evolution is a fact. Dr. Guliuzza has developed a running commentary and volume of examples demonstrating the built-in DNA design that God placed into the “program” of every replicating organism that enables the organism to sense and adapt to the environmental changes around it.

As one would expect from an omnipotent and omniscient Creator, His living organisms would have the designed ability to live in the changing world—especially since His sovereign attributes can be “clearly seen” in every age and throughout all time (Romans 1:20) until He reduces the universe to a molten mass from which He will make a “new heavens and a new earth” (2 Peter 3:10-13).

National Communications

ICR has been a quiet voice for the evidence of biblical accuracy for nearly 50 years. The Acts & Facts publication has grown from a small newsletter to a major monthly magazine. It and the Days of Praise quarterly devotional have both been made available without charge to any and all who want them. Those publications are read by nearly 250,000 people, and many more read them through social media. ICR conducts seminars and church training sessions in hundreds of venues each year. Thousands of attendees receive valuable insights and some of the latest work that ICR is developing. These ministries continue unabated.

The ICR Discovery Center

Of course, the newest member of our family is the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History, which opened in Dallas, Texas, in September 2019. After nearly five years of development with almost $35 million shared and given by the ICR family of supporters, the ICR Discovery Center stands to become a center of training and encouragement for thousands of guests, students, and school groups for years to come. If you have not yet made your plans to visit, please do so.

The Discovery Center is truly unique with its cutting-edge video displays, depth of information available through its many kiosks, and constant emphasis on the scientific evidence that demonstrates the accuracy and authority of the Bible’s message. Our conscious effort is to display the great “mystery of godliness” so that all who look will see the reality of the Creator being “manifest in the flesh” and leave with the certain knowledge that He is returning one day as the rightful King of the universe that He has created.

* Dr. Morris is Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Creation Research. He holds four earned degrees, including a D.Min. from Luther Rice Seminary and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Cite this article: Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. 2020. The Mystery of GodlinessActs & Facts. 49 (3).

https://www.icr.org/article/the-mystery-of-godliness/

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