Saturday, October 29, 2016

Tim Keller on politics-"You're Christian First"; YouTube censors Video Criticizing Censorship ...more links

Albert Mohler: How Will We Live Now? Francis Schaeffer’s “How Should We Then Live” After 40 Years   ...Schaeffer was absolutely right when he began How Should We Then Live? with these words: “There is a flow to history and culture.” Yes, there is such a flow, and Christians had better know which way the culture is flowing.

“People have presuppositions, and they will live more consistently on the basis of those presuppositions than even they themselves may realize,” Schaeffer wrote, and he was talking this way when most evangelicals were unaware of the storm of worldviews that was coming. He perceived the presuppositions of the looming humanistic and secular worldview as showing up first in art and high culture. He was right. While most evangelicals were watching Gunsmoke and taking their kids to the newly opened Walt Disney World, Schaeffer was listening and watching as a new worldview was taking hold of the larger culture.

He was also right that the greatest threats to evangelical faithfulness were the promise of personal peace and affluence. He was prophetic in criticizing the Christian church for a legacy of racism and the abuse of economic abundance. He was right when he looked to developments like Roe v. Wade and knew that something seismic had shifted in the culture, and that bigger shocks were yet to come...

Tim Keller Warns Christians About Being Divided by Politics: 'You're Christian First'
...With less than two weeks to go before Americans vote in the 2016 presidential elections on Nov. 8, Keller, who was speaking on the final day of the Movement Day Global Cities conference held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, cited politics as a potential threat to the unity of the Church and city Gospel movements.

"All across the world there is a lot of political fragmentation … there is more and more political fragmentation in so many countries, and unfortunately Christians might be tempted to be fragmented right along. We might start getting divided politically instead of remembering that you're Christian first and you're white, black, Asian, Hispanic, second. You're a Christian first and you're American, or you're British and you're African second," Keller warned after referencing the current tone of the U.S. presidential campaigns as well as the divisive Brexit vote in the United Kingdom.

Keller explained that a city Gospel movement is a body of Christians and churches coming together across racial and denominational lines in a city, unified by the Gospel and a vision to reach that city...

Mrs. Clinton, the Constitution, and Abortion
...If Mrs. Clinton is elected president, we can expect that the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, and the other agencies of the leviathan federal government, together with the Supreme Court, will be used against churches, and men and women of faith whose “deep-seated religious beliefs” against abortion, homosexual “marriage,” transgendered people in bathrooms, and countless other moral questions, will be made to pay a very dear price...

Ancient Muslim Inscription Confirms Dome of the Rock’s Jewish Temple Origin The ninth annual conference on archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem and its environs that was held at the Hebrew University this week revealed the existence of an ancient Muslim inscription testifying to the fact that the original name of the Dome of the Rock, Qubbat al-Sakhrah, was “Beit al Maqdis” بيت المقدس — “Beit Hamikdash” in Hebrew, aka the Jewish Temple — during the early Muslim era, Makor Rishon reported Friday.

According to archaeologists Assaf Avraham and Peretz Reuven, the inscription is dated to the 10th century CE, about a thousand years ago. It is located above a mihrab-prayer niche inside an active mosque in the village of Nuba, located seven miles north-west of Hebron. It is unknown when it was placed there, but it certainly throws a fresh light on the process by which Jerusalem became holy to the Muslims and the inspiration that Islam drew from Jewish sources regarding the holiness of the Temple Mount compound and the Jewish temple that once stood at the spot where today stands the Dome of the Rock shrine....

YouTube Just Censored A Video Criticizing Censorship 
YouTube just censored another  one of Prager University’s educational videos , and this time YouTube went after one criticizing censorship.

Prager University also goes by Prager U. The video in question features Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly Strassel, who explains common tactics leftists use to shut down free speech from conservatives, including intimidation, harassment, and blackmail...


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