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These Are The Families Impacted By Illegal Immigration

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A Women’s Bible: The New Feminist Twist on Scripture

A Women’s Bible: The New Feminist Twist on Scripture

Should the Bible be rewritten to reflect today’s society? Several female theologians believe so and have put together a new version: A Women’s Bible, which was published in October 2018. A group of 18 scholars of varying Christian denominations met in Geneva to translate the newer, female-enhanced version into French. The goal was to update passages that “reinforce the patriarchal view of society with domesticated women,” said ​Elisabeth Parmentier, co-author of the Women’s Bible and a professor of theology at the University of Geneva.

Lutheran pastor Emily M.D. Scott wrote in The New York Times that she felt the Bible did not represent women correctly and tended to focus on them being subservient, oftentimes raped and abused. This, she claims, is a result of the authors being of the male persuasion:

“The myriad writers of our sacred stories, presumably all men, devote little time to women’s perspectives. When women appear, we are often mute or nameless, pawns in men’s games of war or violence, our reactions ‘unrecorded.’ But read between the lines of the Bible and you can detect the narratives of women deleted by uninterested editors, or left untold.”

A Women’s Bible

The authors say that women were portrayed incorrectly, or that the interpretations were geared towards sexism. For example, Mary Magdalene was written as a prostitute. “She stood by Jesus, including as he was dying on the cross, when all of the male disciples were afraid. She was the first one to go to his tomb and to discover his resurrection,” Parmentier said. Instead of being casted as a woman of the night, in this newest version, Mary Magdalene may very well end up being Jesus’ greatest disciple.

Distortion or Needed Revision?

Do we need to have the Bible rewritten with modern-day interpretations so that women will not be subjugated? Or is this another attempt to eradicate Christian beliefs?

Pastor Scott did not come out and say the Bible needed to be revised. Instead, she claims more attention to the treatment of women should be made known:

“If religious communities fail to tell stories that reflect the experience of the women of our past, we will inevitably fail to address the sense of entitlement, assumption of superiority and lust for punishment carried through those stories and inherited by men of the present.”

More teachings from the Bible is never a bad thing, but what will the new female-version do to His word? How many times are we going to rewrite and redefine the Holy Scripture?

Liberty Nation’s Leesa K. Donner reported on a college that added a subject to its curriculum: Queering the Bible. Swarthmore College billed the new course as a way to “survey gay and trans readings of biblical text.” The school’s catalog said the class “destabilizes long held assumptions about what the bible–and religion–says about gender and sexuality.”

As for homosexuality, the Bible is very clear and leaves no room for misinterpretation:

  • “[Men] shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22 (NASB)
  • “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act.” Leviticus 20:13(NASB)

Interpretations

To interpret means to explain or define something that resonates with one’s own beliefs, understanding, or knowledge of a subject. When five people reading the same poem for the first time are asked to give their interpretations of what the poet was trying to convey, it is highly unlikely that all five will come up with the same answers. As they read the passages, they form their own opinions. The words hold different meanings and the imagery paints a different portrait for each individual.

While it may be true that the original text of the Bible was written by men during a time when women were not considered equals, is it appropriate for self-proclaimed feminists — even though they are theologians — to redefine the Bible’s meanings according to their beliefs?

Why do liberals have to change history to meet today’s societal standing? History is what it is: what happened. We need to keep it pure to learn from our past mistakes. Rewriting it doesn’t change the events; nothing can do that. If the Bible had been written by women, there likely would have been a different slant. But it wasn’t, and the teachings have been good enough for two millennia. Why change it now? Let people read and interpret as they wish, using their own intelligence and common sense. We do not need a bunch of feminists redefining the Bible and the female figures into fictional characters that resonate with their imaginary ideals of what could have been.

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Is Trump A Racist?

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EXCLUSIVE: Trump says Pelosi subpoena threat ‘illegal,’ grounds for Supreme Court battle

EXCLUSIVE: Trump says Pelosi subpoena threat ‘illegal,’ grounds for Supreme Court battle

President tells The Washington Times he doesn’t fear impeachment in exclusive interview

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/1/donald-trump-says-nancy-pelosi-subpoena-threat-ill/

"Pelosi says she's going to mechanize the speakership and use it as a great negotiation with the president. That's an illegal statement," Mr. Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times. (Dave Boyer/The Washington Times)
“Pelosi says she’s going to mechanize the speakership and use it as a great negotiation with the president. That’s an illegal statement,” Mr. Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times. (Dave Boyer/The Washington Times) more >
President Trump said Thursday that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s threat to weaponize committee subpoena power if Democrats win Congress is illegal and grounds for the administration to fight any subpoena all the way to the Supreme Court.

“Pelosi says she’s going to mechanize the speakership and use it as a great negotiation with the president. That’s an illegal statement,” Mr. Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Times.

The president remained optimistic about Republicans retaining their House majority, but he fumed about Mrs. Pelosi’s subpoena threat should her party prevail in the midterm elections Tuesday.

He said the threat begged a lengthy court battle.

“That alone takes two years to get it to the Supreme Court — that statement — before you do anything,” he said, becoming animated with indignation. “You heard her the other night.”

Mrs. Pelosi made the remark last week at CNN’s campaign forum.

“Subpoena power is interesting, to use it or not to use it,” Mrs. Pelosi said in an interview with Dana Bash. “It’s a great arrow to have in your quiver in terms of negotiating on other subjects.”

Mrs. Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond when The Washington Times relayed the president’s message.

Mr. Trump also said he wasn’t worried about getting impeached by a Democrat-run House, although many on the left clamor for the move.

“They can play that game, but I can play that game also,” said Mr. Trump, adding that he hoped Democrats would rather get things done for the country.

In an interview in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump also told The Times:

⦁ State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is “under strong consideration” to replace U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley:

“She’s a talented person, with us a long time.”

⦁ He would authorize U.S. troops “in a heartbeat” to use force on the southern border to stop illegal immigrants:

“We are going to control the border. If we can do it in a nice way, that would be preferable, but regardless we are going to control the border.”

⦁ He doesn’t expect to announce a trade deal with China at the G-20 summit later this month, despite progress in talks:

“Eventually, we are going to make a very reasonable deal with China. I can tell you they want to make it.”

⦁ He said he could “totally shut off” Iran and cripple its economy with oil sanctions but is not ready to go that far:

“I don’t want to totally destroy their country. I’m not looking to double the price of oil.”

⦁ He says Oprah Winfrey’s endorsement of the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia won’t make a difference in the race:

“Oprah can go and Obama can go, I don’t think it’s going to make a difference.”

The president spoke to The Times for nearly 30 minutes, seated at the Resolute Desk with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Communications Director Bill Shine.

He spoke at length about his final campaign blitz for Republicans, as he fights the historic trend of the party in power losing seats in the midterms.

Mr. Trump said that endorsements usually don’t make a difference but that he repeatedly has moved the needle in key races by showing up and leading one of his massive rallies.

“My endorsements have meant a lot,” the president said.

The interview was held shortly before Mr. Trump departed the White House on a campaign trip to Missouri for GOP Senate candidate Josh Hawley. It was his second of 11 rallies he will hold across the country in a final week-long sprint before Election Day.

The president said he believes his campaign appearances and endorsements are boosting many GOP candidates. He pointed to his rally in Houston last week for Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, who is in a tight race against Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

“Since that time, you haven’t seen one story on Ted Cruz,” the president said. “That was the hot story two weeks ago.”

The rallies, which attract tens of thousands of diehard supporters, could make the difference for Republicans, he said.

The president noted that a Rasmussen Reports tracking poll Thursday showed his job-approval rating up to 50 percent.

“Even for me, it’s pretty amazing,” Mr. Trump said

Your Nov. 6th Choice: “Free Stuff” Or Freedom

It sounds like a cliché, but this may well be the most crucial midterms in our lifetime. On the ballot, at least indirectly, will be socialism. Will Americans choose so-called “free stuff” or freedom?

I say so-called “free stuff” because there’s nothing free. Somebody has to pay for it.

A rising star of the left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is the poster child for the “free stuff” (versus freedom) agenda. She surprisingly won the primary against a ten-term U.S. Congressman in New York City. Her platform calls for Medicare for All and tuition-free college and trade schools.

Such political promises sound good. But what are the realities? Take the example of increased government control of our health care.

Economist Steve Moore of FreedomWorks and the Heritage Foundation wrote recently in the Washington Times: “Americans don’t have to imagine what a government-run system would look like. We have one that already covers millions of Americans. It is called the VA health system. Our veterans die in the waiting lines, and the hospitals often provide shoddy levels of care—to the very people who have earned through their service and sacrifices the best care in the world.”

These promises of free stuff from the government are empty promises, notes Mike Farris, the CEO of the Alliance Defending Freedom, in a recent interview with D. James Kennedy Ministries-Television. “Well, it never works. They’re being sold a lie. You want free college? Yeah, I want free college, everyone wants free college. But they have to recognize that somebody has to pay for it, and frankly there are not enough somebodies around. If we took all the assets of all the billionaires in the country…it would pay about 6 months of the Federal government deficit. That’s it. 6 months, and it’s gone.”

Nonetheless, recent polls show that more Democrats prefer socialism over capitalism…and that’s especially true for younger people—they identify with socialism more than with free enterprise.

In an article for The Stream (10/29/18), Rob Schwarzwalder, a Senior Lecturer at Regent University, cites a recent study on the hard-core pro-socialists in our country: “Just eight percent of Americans identify as ‘progressive activists.’ They tend to be ‘younger, highly engaged, secular, cosmopolitan, angry.’ They ‘reject traditional sources of authority and privilege and focus on rectifying historical injustices.’”

That vocal minority has certainly captured the hearts and minds of many young people today. David Barton, the founder, and director of WallBuilders told our television audience recently that in 5500 years of recorded history, “you cannot point to any socialistic nation that has increased freedom and increased prosperity for the people. Yet right now seventy-five percent of students in college support socialism and think it’s the best form of government. Now there’s nothing historically you can point to, there’s nothing statistically you can point to; but that’s what they’ve been taught.”

What’s worse is that if these people don’t get their way, they are liable to throw a tantrum. We often see that in the form of riots in the streets. Barton observes, “They’ve also been taught that if people disagree with what we’re telling you, you need not tolerate that. You need to stand up; you need to go after them, you call them bigots. So we know that with college students and graduates, fifty-three percent do not support free speech and nineteen percent of college students right now think that violence is an acceptable response to speech they disagree with. Now that’s what we’ve been teaching in the classrooms.”

In the Ten Commandments, God teaches us that we shall not steal. That is divine sanction for private property. The government should likewise not steal. That is ultimately what socialism is: government theft from citizen A to give to citizen B. The Decalogue also condemns coveting. Yet socialism—the promise of “free stuff”—is at its core, the politics of envy. Take from the rich and give to the poor.

The Bible teaches us to help the needy. That is all voluntary. That is the church’s job. When the government gets involved in the “charity business,” it is not only wasteful and undermines the family, human dignity, and self-reliance; but ultimately it can end up becoming tyrannical. Venezuela is a textbook case of this. That Latin American nation went from one of the naturally wealthiest countries in our hemisphere to a complete basket case.

But is socialism coming, like it or not, via the “blue wave” supposedly coming in the mid-terms? Barton advises, “The wave is going to be what you decide it to be when you walk in that booth and when other Christians like you walk into that booth. If they would vote conservative, biblical, constitutional values, that will be the wave that everyone will be talking about the morning after the elections.”

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Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., is an on-air host/senior producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries. He has written/co-written 30 books, e.g., The Unstoppable Jesus Christ, American Amnesia: Is American Paying the Price for Forgetting God?, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (w/ D. James Kennedy) & the bestseller, George Washington’s Sacred Fire (w/ Peter Lillback)   djkm.org  @newcombejerry      http://www.jerrynewcombe.com

Trump: ‘Comprehensive’ executive order on immigration coming ‘next week’

Trump: ‘Comprehensive’ executive order on immigration coming ‘next week’

President Trump said Thursday that a “comprehensive” executive order on immigration will be coming “next week.”

“We’ll be doing an executive order sometime next week, yes,” Trump said at the White House Thursday.

Trump did not explain what will and will not be addressed in his executive order, but claimed it “will talk about everything and it will be quite comprehensive.”

In just three sentences Monday, Trump sparked a nationwide controversy with comments that he has already started the process of striking birthright citizenship from the 14th Amendment.

“It’s in the process. It’ll happen, with an executive order … We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States,” Trump told Axios Monday. “It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.”

Whether or not the executive order Trump said will come next week includes ending birthright citizenship is unclear.

Trump did say that one of his main goals is to end the practice of “catch and release,” a problem he attributed to Democratic laws and judges.

“We will end catch and release. We’re not releasing any longer. We also must finish out job that we started by being strong at the border. When we’re strong at the border people will turn away and they won’t bother. You will see it in a year from now or certainly a period of time from now, despite that some of them come to our border and I can’t blame them for that, but you have to do it legally,” Trump said.

Trump said Wednesday that he is sending up to 15,000 troops to the border before the first caravan arrives. The president said the troops are necessary to ensure that the United States is “not letting them in.”

Croatia will NOT sign UN migration pact and joins the US, Hungary and Austria

Croatia will NOT sign UN migration pact and joins the US, Hungary and Austria

https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/11/breaking-croatia-will-not-sign-un-migration-pact-and-joins-the-us-hungary-and

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will not sign the UN’s Global Compact for Migration (GCM), Croatian newsportal Direktno reports.

The website bases the decision on a Facebook post by Croatian TV journalist Velimir Bujanec. He asked her position on the GCM after a lot of people we’re interested in her stance.

In the answer his editorial board received, President Grabar-Kitarovic literally states: ‘Be assured I will not sign the ‘Marrakech Agreement’, Bujanec writes on Facebook.

The President’s reply was forwarded by her spokeswoman, Mrs. Ivana Crnić, and among other things, she states:

“Your concern about illegal migration and the ‘Marrakesh Agreement’ is absolutely understandable, however, in this case it is not about accepting illegal migrants, the Office of the President is in any form involved in the negotiations on the Declaration and you can refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, which is the holder of all activities, in the sense of details … Be sure I will not sign the “Marrakech Agreement” … ”

Croatia joins a growing number of countries that have decided to not sign the UN migration pact. Earlier the United States, Hungary and Austria refused to sign it.

Countries like Poland and the Czech Republic are mostly opposed to it as well.

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