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Kim Ketola on the Daily Caller | Humans Have The Right To Be Human, So Give Them Dignity


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Humans Have The Right To Be Human, So Give Them Dignity

By Kim Ketola

The New York Times editorial board took a stand against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (PCUCPA) in a January 28 editorial warning Democrats in the Senate to vote against it.

The Democrats complied. Last night, by a 51-46 vote, the bill failed to make it out of the debate to the floor for a final vote.

If you want to know why U.S. Senators would decline to offer protection to the youngest members of the human family at an age when many are surviving premature birth and life outside the womb, just follow the thinking put forth in the NYT editorial, The Gathering Threat to Abortion Rights.

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Michael Miller on the Christian Post| The Deal With Health Care Sharing Regulations – How Can I Count on Other Members, Strangers?


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The Deal With Health Care Sharing Regulations – How Can I Count on Other Members, Strangers?

Sending money to people you don’t know seems odd, right?

By Michael Miller

From the earliest days of health care sharing ministries, objections to the methods of these ministries have been raised that are based on inaccuracies and misunderstandings. The following are doses of reality that bust these myths. Read more about five more myths below and catch up on the previous five myths in The Christian Post here.

Myth #6: Health care sharing ministries are not regulated.

Reality: While it is true that health care sharing ministries are not subject to state health insurance laws (because they are not health insurance), that doesn’t mean HCSMs aren’t subject to any laws.

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Dr. Paul Chappell on the Christian Post| Jesus’ Birth Is Perhaps the Greatest Pro-Life Story Ever Told


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Jesus’ Birth Is Perhaps the Greatest Pro-Life Story Ever Told

Even before baby Jesus was born, He was living proof that God’s design for life begins at conception.

By Dr. Paul Chappell

A blind preacher stood in line at a store, and although he could not see the ladies around him, he could hear them vocalizing their opinions about an ongoing political debate—abortion. They berated political right-wing activists who stand against abortion. They spoke hatefully about conservative Christians who assert that life begins in the womb. Together, they passionately agreed that every woman should have the right to choose what she does with her body and that abortion should be a legal option for every woman.

This godly man could remain quiet no longer. He turned to the ladies and kindly asked if he might have a word. They agreed, so the preacher offered them a biblical view regarding the pre-born child. He quoted Luke 2:5, where the Bible describes Mary as being “great with child” and explained that God sees the pre-born as children—not as mere tissue.

He further challenged their misconceptions, explaining that many Christians give of their time and effort to help distressed women looking for answers: “Ladies, Christians do not hate those who abort babies, but they do believe that abortion is against God’s plan. Many organizations helping women who face unwanted pregnancy are established and supported by Christians who want to show God’s love to those without hope.”

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Michael Miller on the Christian Post| Health Care Sharing: Is it Insurance and Will My Medical Needs Really Be Met?


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Health Care Sharing: Is it Insurance and Will My Medical Needs Really Be Met?

What really is health care sharing and can I trust it?

By Michael Miller

From the earliest days of health care sharing ministries, objections to the methods of these ministries have been raised that are based on inaccuracies and misunderstandings. As the health care landscape changes rapidly, the following are doses of reality that bust these myths. Below of just five myths about health care sharing; read The Christian Post for the five additional myths in the near future.

Myth #1: Medical providers won’t treat me if I don’t have insurance.

Reality: This myth is disproven every month as members of just one organization, Samaritan Ministries International, share more than $25 million in medical needs each month. That sharing wouldn’t happen if there weren’t bills to submit. In other words, the fact that needs have been submitted means that members went to doctors or other health care providers, were treated and received bills, which they then submitted for sharing.

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Dan Celia on Town Hall| Living in an Economic ‘Twilight Zone’


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Living in an Economic ‘Twilight Zone’

By Dan Celia

In a White House press briefing last week, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin made numerous comments about the economy and where things are going. One reporter asked about the national debt. Mnuchin answered by referring to the incredible growth the country is experiencing, which he said is likely to continue. Mnuchin also mentioned the positive impact of less regulation and tax reform.

There’s no denying that this economy is on track for growth like we haven’t seen for more than 15 years. Keep in mind that, with GDP alone, we hadn’t seen a 3 percent increase for 12 years (it hit 3.3 percent for the third quarter of 2017). I would agree with Mnuchin that growth will go a long way to help reduce the national debt. But the idea that growth alone will get our national debt in line is naïve at best.

I couldn’t help but think that this is a man who is likely a pretty good businessman. Yet, he remains a bit out of touch with what is necessary for sustained economic growth. I am reminded that we have had Democrats and Republicans in Washington, D.C., who for a long time have lived in an altered universe. They rationalized that we could either spend our way into prosperity, or come up with clever ways to grow our way into total prosperity while ignoring our debt. In either scenario, depending on the party in control, we would supposedly solve all of our debt problems, labor participation problems, and concerns about wages and inflation.

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Kim Ketola on Charisma News| What No One’s Telling You About the Real Spiritual Battle for God’s Homeland


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What No One’s Telling You About the Real Spiritual Battle for God’s Homeland

By Kim Ketola

Abortion recovery is one of Jesus’ greatest victories this side of heaven!

1 John 3:8 says that Jesus came for the express purpose of destroying the works of the devil. He comes to take away our sins, yes, as it says in 1 John 1:8-9, but also to destroy the outcomes and the architecture that led to those outcomes, the structure of sin in this world.

In abortion, we see the fulfillment of Satan’s purpose. Jesus said in John 8 that the devil as a murdered from the beginning. Hence, his purpose is to entice us to sin for the purpose of death and destruction.

 

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Sam Rohrer on Lifezette | Jesus Came to Save the World — Including Those in Silicon Valley


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Jesus Came to Save the World — Including Those in Silicon Valley

Where’s the outrage over the lack of moral standards among those who drive so many technology developments in this country?

By Sam Rohrer

The recent revelation in the teaser chapter of Emily Chang’s forthcoming book in Vanity Fair about the drug-fueled secret sex parties in Silicon Valley should come as no surprise. It is just another symptom of godlessness in a godless society.

What’s the outrage? Where is the scandal? One supposes that, based on a duty to react based on feminist dogma amid claims of sexual abuse, some ink is required in the reporting. Besides, we can’t wait for the salacious details when Chang’s book, “Brotopia,” is finally released! Those publishers can really stoke the buzz, can’t they?

What is now called Silicon Valley was not always so. The godlier society in the form of early pioneers and settlers in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries would never have tolerated such events in a valley named after an entry on the Periodic Table. In fact, such thoughts would never have entered the minds of those early inhabitants, who settled San Jose and the surrounding area. Among them were many who helped douse the flames in 1906 San Francisco, and rebuilt the city after the earthquake and fire that year. These folks were far too busy starting over again and rebuilding a city to break down spiritually, mentally and morally.

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Alex McFarland on Lifezette | In Defense of Your Local Pastor


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In Defense of Your Local Pastor

‘Most important opinion we wish to cultivate is that of our Lord — but let’s also work to earn the respect of the spiritually hungry’

By Alex McFarland

Though I likely have never met your pastor — and obviously couldn’t claim to personally know all the clergy in your community — it’s a strong bet these faith leaders are a priceless asset to the area in which you live.

How may I say this, and why? Let me explain.

A recent study by the Gallup polling organization rated public perception of people in 20 professional vocations. The “assumed trustworthiness” of clergy put them at ninth on the Gallup list. Viewed by the general populace as more trustworthy than ministers were: nurses (82 percent), military officers (71 percent), grade school teachers (66 percent), medical doctors (65 percent), pharmacists (62 percent), police officers (56 percent), day care providers (46 percent), and judges (43 percent).

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Elizabeth Yore on The Christian Post | The Untold Story of Global Human Trafficking—Forgotten Victims


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By Elizabeth Yore

The Untold Story of Global Human Trafficking—Forgotten Victims

Christian victims of human trafficking and violence seldom merit a mention in the hype and hoopla.

With much fanfare and publicity, January is declared as Human Trafficking Prevention month, flush with hip hashtag campaigns, slick YouTube videos and modern marketing materials. Missing from all the global human rights seminars, celebrity public service announcements, blue ribbon campaigns and Hollywood events is any mention of the hideous growing global human trafficking and persecution of Christians around the world. Christian victims of human trafficking and violence seldom merit a mention in the hype and hoopla.

Yet the recently released and highly touted annual World Watch List 2018 generated by Open Doors USA powerfully and demonstrably highlights the global persecution of Christians. The World Watch List is an annual report that ranks the top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted for their faith.

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