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November 08 2016 By dvirtue Wilberforce & the Revival of Christian Culture

Sadly, many Christian leaders, through ignorance or disinterest, neither fathom the extent of the danger presently confronting the church, nor see the opportunity of our age. They have been unwittingly steeped in synthesis thinking -- a pattern of thought that accommodates itself to humanistic views of reality that place man and his desires, not God and His Word, at the root and centre of life in the world.

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November 05 2016 By dvirtue Will Premier Christian Radio Allow an orthodox Response to Tony Campolo's Polemics?

It is far from the intention here to argue that Premier should no-platform Mr Campolo. No-platforming is what politically correct activists get up to. Orthodox Christians should not behave like social Marxists. Premier is a media organisation and Tony Campolo is a leading figure in US religio-political life, having been a spiritual adviser to former President Bill Clinton and now a prominent supporter of Hillary Clinton for the Presidency.

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November 02 2016 By dvirtue Cherie Harder on the Promise and Limits of Power

A former Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush, Harder reported that the excitement and anticipation of previous U.S. Presidential elections once found in Washington, D.C. and across many parts of the country had been more recently exchanged for worry, fear and anger.

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November 01 2016 By dvirtue Black Church Leaders Have A Message For Hillary Clinton On Religious Liberty

"What would you do as president to guarantee that religious freedoms are balanced against civil rights rather than being trumped by them?" they asked Clinton.

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October 31 2016 By dvirtue NEWS FOCUS: Trump's candidacy 'spells end of religious right'

When Evangelicals stood by Donald Trump in the wake of his recent sexual scandals, Moore noted that their theological arguments were based on a number of contradictory premises:

To say Trump is 'a new King David' defends him by reference to the latter's sexual alliance with Bathsheba, whose husband he sent off to fight in the front ranks in wartime.
Or ...

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October 30 2016 By dvirtue November 8th: Spiritual Warfare

Houston was the "counselor" or "channeler" for Hillary Clinton in the 1990s in the White House, enabling her to make spiritual contact with Eleanor Roosevelt. During that same period, she published The Passion of Isis and Osiris: A Gateway to Transcendent Love (1995), a book that proposes this ancient Egyptian myth as the key to our present salvation. As a spiritual teacher, Houston encouraged seekers like Hillary to enter deeply into the ancient myths.

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October 27 2016 By dvirtue State of Georgia Demands Pastor Turn Over Sermons

"No government has the right to require a pastor to turn over his sermons," Walsh said. "I cannot and will not give up my sermons unless I am forced to do so."

Walsh, a Seventh-day Adventist lay minister had been hired in May 2014 by as a District Health Director with the Georgia Department of Public Health. A week later, a government official asked him to submit copies of his sermons for review. He complied and two days later he was fired.

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October 26 2016 By dvirtue 12 Lies American Evangelicals Believe

Here are twelve lies about God, morality, and salvation which Christians in the study believed, and why they are wrong.

1. Personal salvation depends on good works.

Three quarters of Americans (77 percent) agreed that people must contribute to their own effort for personal salvation, according to the survey. A full half (52 percent) said good deeds help them earn a spot in heaven.

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October 25 2016 By dvirtue Rediscovering the origin of the sexual revolution

It may sound naïve, but it's a good question, and one to which historians, sociologists and philosophers need to put their mind. If we don't understand how we got here, we won't know where we are going. It's a bit like the AIDS epidemic. When it was first identified, AIDS was terrifying; its origin was mysterious and its future was apocalyptic.

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October 21 2016 By dvirtue The Five Stages of Evangelical Grief

As I sat in that plenary session, I began to wonder if maybe what we need to do as an evangelical voting bloc before anything else is to grieve the loss of what we once had before Trump: considerable power, influence, and integrity. Grieving, a journey all too common in life, is defined as the act of detaching from a lost object, whether big or small.

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