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Aug
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Lest We Forget


Lest We Forget God

…even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful…

AUGUST 6 1945

Hiroshima

AUGUST 9 1945

Nagasaki

AUGUST 2017

A word from the white evangelicals’ favourite.

 

 

 

HAVE WE FORGOTTEN?

A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honour. (pr 29:23)

An ungodly man digs up evil,
And it is on his lips like a burning fire.
A perverse man sows strife,
And a whisperer separates the best of friends.
A violent man entices his neighbor,
And leads him in a way that is not good.
He winks his eye to devise perverse things;
He purses his lips and brings about evil. (pr 16)

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9 Responses to “Lest We Forget”


  1. 1 Marleen
    August 10, 2017 at 11:54 am

    We’re not even fighting with North Korea. We have a military line between north and south, and we have some kind of truce or the like (not an official end of the Korean war). But mostly, we are 1) afraid of them [most of us because the leadership is something akin to crazy or maniacal, but Trump probably mainly because Kim Jong Un has power and might embarrass him as not looking so strong]; 2) aghast at how they treat their own people [more of a consideration to the rest of us, as Trump is akin to maniacal as well].

    If one of the worst things about Kim is his horrible treatment of his people, why would we entertain the notion of obliterating them (as if we don’t care about them either)? AND there was no threat yesterday by Kim until after Trump made a ridiculous threat — in response to a report (not a report made by North Korea) that there was a development in scientific understanding and nuclear capacity.

    Trump Needs A News Fluffer
    The Young Turks

  2. August 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I saw part of an interview yesterday where anAmerican political commentator said that if Trump did push America into a devastating war, the nation would “rally round the flag”.

    In other words: support America no matter what.

    We’ve seen it before where America’s military invasions of the recent past became the stimulus for unquestioning patriotism, and the chant of “USA, USA,USA” rang out – as if war was a sporting contest.

    The added problem Trump (and America) face if they engage North Korea with more than chest-inflated rhetoric, is that unlike Afghanistan and Iraq – North Korea have better means of fighting back. It should not be overlooked that since WWII, America has never “won” any extensive military conflict they’ve engaged in.

  3. 3 Marleen
    August 10, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I saw a similar headline, that “Trump needs” to start a war, that such an action would rally people to him. I didn’t get around to reading it. I think most people understand now that Trump himself would not be needed for continuity in our military capability or strategy. I also think that Tillerson coming out today and saying Americans can rest well is a clue that the generals will not actually follow an order of a first strike, at least at this time. (And I’m not a fan of Tillerson, so this is based on my view that most people are sane.) My concern is whether Kim is nuts enough to launch a first strike, as well as how we might take and respond to a mid-August firing of something over Japan into the ocean (which Kim threatened today) — especially if there is nuclear material in such an event, even if that’s put under-water instead of into populations.

  4. 5 Marleen
    August 11, 2017 at 8:14 am

    http://www.firstdallas.org/news/special-report-with-bret-baier-focus-on-faith

    I was only going to quote part of what’s on this page. But who knows
    how long it will be available? It looks like there is a video embedded,
    but when I clicked on it, I got a not available indication/error message.
    I’ve had a hard time finding this news segment on Bret Baier’s site/FOX,
    too. It’s from a series called “Focus on Faith” on Bret’s show (August 9th).

  5. 6 Marleen
    August 11, 2017 at 8:20 am

    (Fox News) — Dr. Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump’s informal advisers, said the Bible gives the commander-in-chief great leverage in quashing the increasing threat from North Korea.

    Jeffress, of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, said a passage about government leaders in Romans 13 gives Trump the “moral authority” to “use whatever force necessary, including assassination” to remove threats to humanity like Kim Jong-un.

    “For he is the Servant of God: An avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer,” reads the Scripture.

    Jeffress said most Christians will agree that it is Trump’s duty as a leader to keep the peace when someone like Kim threatens innocent civilians in another land.

    Kim threatened to conduct an attack on Guam, an American territory in Micronesia that lies several thousand miles southwest of Hawaii.

    When I’m at the site: the tab on my device, along with a cross and line illustration of an open book (I would take this to be meant as a Bible), gives attribution as “Pastor Jeffress.”

  6. 7 Marleen
    August 15, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Pastor: God Says He’s Fine With Nuclear Genocide!
    The Young Turks

  7. August 15, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Me: God says He’s not fine with pastors like that.

  8. 9 Marleen
    August 15, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Yes, I agree. And I don’t remember if it was in that discussion or the following one that these flabbergasted people say “moderate” Christians need to speak up.

    Trump Campaign Sex Scandal Exposed
    The Young Turks

    The man in this situation is currently with the Trumps. And he is the one I posted (at more than one site) about due to something he said just prior, like a few hours ahead, during the enthusiastic run-up, before the debate in Las Vegas. He was arguing at that time in all boldness that it made sense to bring a Hamas supporter as a guest of Donald Trump to the debate — because, he said, the guest is like many other Americans (the ones supporting Donald Trump) in thinking the United States is (or was) “headed in the wrong direction.” Breaks my heart when people say Trump is an unequivocal supporter of Israel. Besides that ridiculous incident, Trump himself has NOT been clear about any understanding on Israel.

    { By the way, I noticed that Trump didn’t bother going to his new grandson’s bris. I can imaging him either saying nothing, because Who cares, or saying to his daughter that he didn’t want t to go or was busy. And she was like, That’s fine, Dad, you don’t need to be there. [Thank God.] }


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