There are places in the scriptures we can and should personally insert our name. God calls “all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30-31) is a good place to insert our name because it is a universal demand. However, we are encouraged to first interpret any scripture in light of its context, then its chapter and book, next its remote context i.e. the context of the whole divine revelation. For example, you can take a passage like Jeremiah 29:11 which speaks of God’s plans for Israel to return them from captivity to the land. However this plan for Israel in the context prefigured God’s plan for all men today. It is for our good and not for destruction but to give us a future and a hope. It is the God’s plan for the salvation man in Christ which it does restore the fortunes of fellowship with Him when it is obeyed as taught in Acts 2:37-38; 8; 16; 22 etc. To take a scripture out of its context and insert our name can cause a misinterpretation therefore a false belief to which many have fallen prey. We will take that same passage of scripture and apply it to obtaining a job, hitting the lottery, winning some kind of prestigious award or lead some kind of grand movement. In the end, we miss out on the ultimate plan for the salvation of our soul in Christ Jesus. Simply put, study is to be first objective, then inductive and then its application.
June 24, 2015 at 12:47pm
And again, there were just as many black slave owners as whites. It was many Africans who sold their slaves for a price to whites who then brought them to America, which I am grateful. I wish it was not through the slave true but none the less, it happened. There is racism in every ethnicity. However folks, the progressives are trying to destroy everything that is wholesome and good so they can establish what they think it should be under their control and power. It is called “divide and conquer”. Until we wake up, we see more and more of this and it will get worse.
Slavery was legal and upheld by the Supreme Court. Not everything that is legal is moral. I suspect that the Supreme Court will be telling us that gays can be considered "married" pretty soon but that does not make it moral or helpful or a good idea. Slavery is pretty much just plain stealing another mans labor. We tried to make up for those problems by affirmative action but that is too much like giving benefits to those who were not slaves at the expense of people who were not slave owners. In a lot of ways it is like gun control. The innocent are punished for the sins of the minority.
June 24, 2015 at 12:31pm
These kinds of arguments are simply ridiculous. Now we are judging that a person isn’t racist due to the amount of friends one has or doesn’t have of other ethnicity? What a joke and agenda to stir things up. I don’t have any Korean friends. Am I now a racist towards Koreans? Why do my friends have to be black to prove I am not racist? Is that not being racist in and of itself or is it just plan condescending? “Poor little black people can’t get friends so you and you and you must have at least 10 of them to be declared not to be a racist”. How condescending is that?
June 23, 2015 at 2:20pm
Next time, look before you axe.
 June 23, 2015 at 2:12pm
As many times this man and his administration has lied, he is only considered as “not forthcoming”. R-E-A-L-L-Y?
 May 20, 2015 at 12:32pm
Ryan’s comments are to green to burn. Should have kept his mouth closed instead of proving himself as an idiot. At least we could have walked away with a sense of hope for him.
 April 30, 2015 at 12:23pm
She wonders why she doesn’t have a husband. Anyway, folks do not let a few racist, unpatriotic folks cause you to stereo-type a whole group of people that may be of the same color. There are a large number of good Americans of different colors or ethnicity who love God and this country. I am one of them. Word of advice, if we are not careful, we will end up thinking and participating in the very same racism as they. It is all about the ideology to which those who are ignorant and unaware are being held captive, because they refuse to think and observe for themselves. Some of them do not know how to connect the dots nor do they know their right hand from their left. I pity them. Pray for them and this nation.
Dark skin: thanks for your comment!! Most here know ALL dark skin Americans aren't bad, but it seems they are the only ones getting any attention. I was born in the early 60's and I don't understand where this hatred for America came from!?! People say its from the 60's hippies, well I grew up in that generation and have always loved this country.
ADSA: Thanks for your sobering comment. It's reassuring to know that all AAs are not A$$40les.
I can’t vouch for everyone, but will NEVER lump you and other patriots in with the degenerates.
 April 24, 2015 at 10:27pm
Do not let the ignorant, hateful, uninformed discourage you from standing for what is right. You young lady are free at last, free at last thank God Almighty for you are free at last!
The left are not interested in the following:
Their actions speak volumes. Their words are hollow.
 October 16, 2014 at 2:47pm
Jon Stewart is a race-baiter. Again here is a liberal speaking for “the poor pitiful black people who cannot speak for themselves”. Liberals like Jon Stewart, Al Sharpton, Harry Reid, and others push the racist agenda. It is as though Jon is trying to tell black Americans how they feel or should feel because I am the mighty-white liberal who knows you blacks better than you know yourselves. What a croak. There are consequences to the choices we all make.
 October 9, 2014 at 12:53pm
McFarland and the women involved can obtain forgiveness for their sinful behavior, however, it does not remove the consequences of their actions. Many times people confuse forgiveness with consequences. The consequences of their sinful behavior is the obtaining of AIDs. The forgiveness they obtain will not remove the contracted disease and its sufferings. Besides, if they were following New Testament teaching, they would realize the church belongs to Christ, He is its Head, (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:18-23)
God can cure any illness if that is His Will. Praying for His forgiveness and to cure your physical ailments (including HIV/AIDS) is never wasted on God. Trust in God and God Bless you.
 September 23, 2014 at 11:04am
Very much appreciated the video. I am most encouraged by the youngster who is taking action on behalf of others. Her brother was a courageous young man. Truly Aaron is a class act. He is a great example for those in the lime-light taking time for others, noble indeed. Please do not let the lame-stream media manipulate you into thinking that there are no black American athletes in the NFL doing the same kinds of charity.
 September 18, 2014 at 10:35am
Religion is simply a practice (moral codes) of what one believes. For example, Atheism is a religion. It is the belief and practice that there is no God. So you name it, it is a religion. Now the question becomes of any religion, who determines its beliefs and practices which equates to what would be its moral code. I believe the religion of Christ (true Christianity) is the best out of all possible religions. God through the Christ is the one who has determined what is moral and immoral thereby its beliefs and practices for those who believe in Him.
Once more, atheists do Not Believe that there is no god because how can anyone prove that?
Simply put, atheists have a lack of belief that any gods exist or have ever exist, until new evidence becomes available to clearly show otherwise.
"Religion is simply a practice ( moral codes) of what one believes."
I disagree. Although I do believe it is not right to lie, I have done just the opposite on occasion, as, no doubt have you. We are imperfect beings in a mixed up world, trying to live by our accepted version of the right moral code, yet often we act otherwise.
"Religion is simply a practice (moral codes) of what one believes."
I respectfully disagree. Religion is a practice to honor one's God and to adhere to His Laws. If it where simply what we believe (in humanist terms), it's a philosophy. I agree with you that God gives us what is moral and immoral but it is not limited to those who believe in God. God's definition of morality is for everyone whether they believe in Him or not. That's what makes it immutable and universal. God Bless you.
 September 18, 2014 at 10:13am
Where I attend, the whole congregation is involved singing songs of praise to the Lord.
 August 25, 2014 at 8:09am
Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, b a c o n, ba—-con, b—a—c—o—n, bacon……
I find many liberals to be the most racist folks disguised in their so-called trying to help garb. Their young are so brain-washed that they do not see the idiocy of their racist thinking. For many, they are on a “feel-good” mission but are unaware of that it is condescending and racist. Many blacks are so ignorant that they do not realize how manipulated they have been over and over again. Mr. Jason Riley is absolutely correct in his assessment of the true problem. I have seen it, heard it and at one time was a part of it. Many like me became tired of the same old tired lines by Sharpton, Jackson, Holder and others when the evidence was crystal clear that what they were promoting was simply garbage. Black Americans need to wise-up and look in the mirror and see the problem is staring them right in the face.
Good comment Dark. The real problem...socialization.
It's not skin color nowadays, it's common experience. I have more in common with a black family man than a white hipster, so it's not color - it's culture. In fact as a young long haired dope smoking hell raising scooter tramp I was far more nervous around rednecks in pickups with gun racks shoutin' "yee haw!" than I ever was around a brother or two. Anyone ever see "Easy Riders?" A bit of a stereotype, but isn't a stereotype a stereotype for a reason?
There is little difference between middle class neighbors, color notwithstanding. Both families work to feed their kids, save a little and hope their house holds enough equity for a reasonable retirement someday. We look forward to grandkids and school plays and life to slow down a bit.
As a history nut I have more in common with a fellow history nut who is black than a white scientist. It's about commonality of experience that bonds us. In war brothers in arms are so regardless of color - again, commonality of experience and circumstance. I have way more faith in a black cop than a white dude of unknown intention.
So when black Americans cease seeing white Americans as the "white devils" they secretly often call us and see us as brothers sharing a somewhat common experience, much of the chasm between us, not all, will go by the wayside.
Personally I have nothing against anyone, but look at me like your adversary and indeed I will become one.
 August 19, 2014 at 9:18am
When Phil Simms blushes what color will be his skin? Washington? So, are we now saying that there is no such thing as red skin? Just some things that make you say “hmm”.
 July 23, 2014 at 9:44am
The best way to deal with these hypocrites is to do it with courage. Tony expressed his opinion and I agree with him. We should not allow these folks to bully us where someone can not even express their opinion or disagreement. Just like adultery, fornication, lying, stealing, murder, etc. are immoral issues so is homosexuality. It is not an ethnicity so to compare it to being of any ethnicity is a false argument.
May 15, 2014 at 1:49pm
Senator Reid is expressing his experience of being bought. It can drive you to insanity. What a foolish old man who has sold his soul and now does not know which way is up.