5/28/2023                                                                                                 — Pat Gunther

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This Memorial Day is to honor those who have served faithfully our great country and given their lives in many cases – yet they get one day of remembrance,  and we now will be subjected to an entire month of pride – why? – we have fallen so far from our Judeo-Christian foundations.

Prov 11:2 “When pride comes, then comes disgrace..”

Prov 13:10 “Where there is strife, there is pride…”

Prov. 16:18 “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

I think we often feel there is little we Christians can do except pray against the devil’s schemes and of course prayer is very powerful, but we also can take a stand by running for local offices, especially speaking out against the pornography and transgender books that are making their way into school and public libraries.  

But we can take a stand against evil through our buying power.  You may have heard how Bud Light and other Anheuser-Busch products having a transgender spokesperson has backfired for them.  

In the same vein I would urge you to boycott Target and never set foot in their stores again.  They have been pushing the lgbtq agenda for years and have a pride collection featuring, among other items, women’s bathing suits with a section to tuck private parts.  Now they have a clothing line for babies and children with transgender friendly slogans. 

Most recently they have promoted clothes designed by a transgender satanist who looks like a he but is a she who is wearing goats horns on her head and happily wearing a t-shirt that says satan respects pronouns.  There are many other disgusting and evil images and sayings on the clothes such as the image of an occult being called baphomet; a human male/female torso, with a goat’s head and horns and wings.  

They sell pins that say trans witches for abortion – witches and wizards love transpeople, etc.  

There has been a strong backlash against all of this but they have just moved displays to different parts of the store and all of it is online.  

Target partners with an organization with the letters GLSEN which pushes for kids’ genders to be secretly changed in schools without parental consent.  As Christians we can NOT be  ignorant of these things though the fake news will never tell the truth.  You need to find other sources of information such as on the Truth Social app.

Christians can take their buying power elsewhere – be creative – buy local, support small businesses.  For school supplies go to any store with Dollar in it, Staples, Office Max, etc. BTW Walmart is worse than Target.  

This may be where we suffer a bit by having to pay more or giving up convenient one stop shopping but we need to make a choice about taking a stand. Target and Walmart among others have chosen evil and darkness.

Jesus overturned money changers tables, he called out the Pharisees and Sadducees as a den of vipers and hypocrites.  He stood against evil.

Prov. 8:13 “To fear the Lord is to hate evil,”

Amos 5:15 “Hate evil, love good;”

Psalm 45:7 “You love righteousness and hate wickedness;”

Psalm 97:10 “Let those who love the Lord hate evil;”

John 10:10 “ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

We certainly are supposed to love and pray for our enemies but that does not mean we compromise what we know is good and right and true to God’s teachings.  Many have chosen darkness and evil has filled their souls – we can certainly pray for the sinner but still be against the sin.

Though things look bleak, it’s always darkest before the dawn and we serve a God Who is bigger than any evil plot or plan satan has up his sleeve.  We need to dress in our godly armor (Eph.6) and stand our ground, pushing back against the spiritual darkness.  We need to cling to our powerful God Who has overcome the world.  

— Presented by Patricia Gunther

Above article posted with permission of the author Pat Gunther

6/1/2023 Addendum from M. LaClair — JUST IN:

I was hoping the above link would take you directly to the article. Excerpts follow : Please visit The Western Journal to read the full article:

excerpt from Warner Todd Huston article May 31, 2023 at 5:02pm in The Western Journal

“National clothing brand Hollister has also jumped into the world of ultra-woke products, but even worse, they are openly donating to a group whose sole purpose is to target children.”National clothing brand Hollister has also jumped into the world of ultra-woke products, but even worse, they are openly donating to a group whose sole purpose is to target children.

“ (Hollister) was always part of the national clothing chain, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

“This year, Hollister was proud to announce on its pride collection website that its 2023 line was “co-created” by the radical, child grooming activist group GLSEN. The company also proudly posted tweet after tweet in support of GLSEN and its goals and has donated $250,000 to the group. In one recent tweet the clothing brand noted that it has been a GLSEN partner since 2017.

“As you can see, Hollister doesn’t simply sell a few stray LGBT-themed shirts to placate the gay movement. It is a full, donating partner with them.”

.….Please visit The Western Journal for the complete article, information and updates, and seriously consider a subscription to The Western Journal… – M. LaClair

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Women in Ministry

Too good not to share: Dr.Tony Evans’ teaching may be found on your Alexa at ONE PLACE by asking Alexa to play “Dr.Tony Evans,The Alternative, from One Place” If you’ve not yet discovered ONE PLACE on Alexa, this is the place you may listen to most any of your favorite preachers any time you choose. Tony Evans started the program THE URBAN ALTERNATIVE, which has since grown to wider audiences in THE ALTERNATIVE. He may also be found on YOU TUBE. This one is too good not to share, as most of them are, however this particular one is being shared here today::

This was a TV broadcast on May 14, 2023

Here a good place to explain and expound on 1 Tim 2:12

1 Tim 2:12

12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. KJV

Notice here it does not use the plural, MEN, which would mean all men;

Notice here it does not say “A” man, meaning any man.;

Notice here it definitely says THE man. a specific man., meaning the husband.

Youngs Literal Translation confirms this by spelling it out:

12 and a woman I do not suffer to teach, nor to rule a husband, but to be in quietness,

The GENEVA BIBLE which pre-dates the KJV uses the same identical wording as YOUNGS LITERAL TRANSLATION as above.

It should also be noticed that First Timothy deals primarily with proper order in church meetings.. As does a similar instruction in 1Cor 14:34.refer to previously disordered meetings. See additional column here titled :Should Women Speak in Church, which gives a pretty good picture of the situation which Paul was addressing at the time.

With this said, let us go up and listen to how Dr. Tony Evans explains this so very well…