Republican Party U. S. Presidential Candidates, 2016: What is their Foreign Policy?

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It is very important, especially in these evil days, for a country to have good leaders and a good foreign policy.  For nations, and the leaders of those nations, are appointed by God to do good to others, and also to execute God’s wrath on nations that practice evil. Hence it is so important to elect a president who is wise in foreign policy matters, and who will exercise his authority as God would have him do (Rom. 13:3; 1 Peter 2:14).

It is especially important to elect a president who will seek to be friends with Israel.  For we have the promise from God that those who bless Israel will be blessed, but those who curse Israel will be cursed (Gen. 12:3).

 

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Bush said that the next president must prioritize cyber security. Jeb Bush stated, “The President can issue an Executive Order or give a speech…

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Praise for Clerks who Refused Gay Marriage Licenses

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ows_143570351977984   I was thrilled to see in the Minneapolis Star Tribune today (July 1, 2015) that certain clerks in Kentucky refused to issue gay marriage licenses.  Clerk Kim Davis, in this article entitled, Fight for gay marriage turns now to clerks who defy Supreme Court, refuse marriage licenses, said, “It’s a deep-rooted conviction; my conscience won’t allow me to do that…It goes against everything I hold dear, everything sacred in my life.”

The article in the Tribune stated that some judges and clerks in Alabama and Texas have done the same, ordering their offices in the name of religious liberty and free speech to issue no marriage licenses at all.

Well, as the article goes on to say, anyone who works in public offices and does not adhere to the law of the country (including this new marriage law) can get in big trouble. Said Sam Marcosson, a constitutional…

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When You Pray Focus on God Alone

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When we pray we should always focus our attention on God and pray only to Him.  This principle may seem quite obvious and not necessary to mention; however, if you don’t always have a pure heart that seeks after God, it’s not unnecessary at all—for you may find yourself praying as a hypocrite or a pagan.  Jesus addresses this kind of praying in Matthew 6: 5-8.

 

And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.  6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.  7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

8 Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.

 

In this passage Jesus speaks of two kinds of wrong praying: praying as a hypocrite, to be seen by others; and praying as a pagan, using repetitious prayer.  Both of these kinds of prayer are wrong because the focus of prayer is not on God.  If we pray as a hypocrite our intent is to get others to hear our prayers so that thy will be pleased with us and praise us.  If we pray as pagans our intent is to get God to hear us by our many words of prayer.  In both kinds of prayer the focus is not on God as it should be; the focus is on us.

But the correct way to pray is to take the focus off of yourself and to be attentive to God alone. So when you pray, go to a quiet place where no one will hear you except God.  As you arrive at that secret place, you may want to read a passage from the Bible and ask God to speak to you.  More than anything, focus on being in His presence and praise Him for who He is.  When you begin to pray don’t be concerned with your words, because God hears your heart and He knows what you need even before you ask Him.  Just pour out your heart to Him and speak to Him as you would to a trusted friend—because He is your friend and He loves to hear from you.  He wants to meet all your needs and bless you with His everlasting love.

 

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The Herald of the Eternal Kingdom: The Bright and Morning Star

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Morning Star

This is one of the most beautiful and heartwarming titles of Christ I have studied.  This marvelous title no doubt comes from one of His own creations; it is the name of a bright star in the east, probably the planet Venus, which shines brightest right before the sun comes up, and seems to announce its coming.  We will look now at three different verses that will enhance the meaning of this title.

In Revelation 22:16we have revealed to us by Jesus that He, in addition to being the root and offspring of David, is the Bright and Morning Star.  In this context, since the next verse bids Him to come to us, His bride, we see that this title reveals that He is what we greatly desire, what we have been waiting for.

In Revelation 2:24-29, Christ reveals to the Church in Thyatira that…

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Republican Party U. S. Presidential Candidates, 2016: What Are Their Views On Abortion and Homosexuality?

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Some would say these are non-issues for this office; however, I think these issues will make or break a country.  They are very important moral issues and should be considered when choosing a president.

 

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On Abortion. Bush advanced an overtly anti-abortion agenda during his years as governor of Florida.[3][4] As governor, Bush signed a parental notification act into law and supported the creation of a “Choose Life” specialty license plate.[4]

In 2003, Bush attracted national media attention after his administration sought the appointment of a guardian for the fetus of a developmentally disabled rape victim, a move which “angered women’s rights groups and reignited the debate over abortion in Florida.”[4][5] In 2005, Bush sought to block a 13-year-old pregnant girl who had lived in a state-licensed group home from obtaining an abortion; a judge ruled against the state, and Bush decided…

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Republican Party U. S. Presidential Candidates, 2016: What is their Faith?

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I think it is important for a president to regularly attend a church—a place where he can go to fellowship and gather spiritual strength.  I hope this list will help you choose a good president.

 bushJeb Bush

In 1995, Bush converted from Episcopalianism to Roman Catholicism. In 2004, he became a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus.[159] Bush, a member of Father Hugon Council 3521 in Tallahassee, has joined Father Hugon Assembly.

 

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Walker and his wife Tonette have two sons. The family attends Meadowbrook Church, a nondenominational, evangelical church in Wauwatosa, which is a daughter church of Elmbrook Church, in nearby Brookfield.

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Rubio attends Christ Fellowship, a Southern Baptist Church[102] in West Kendall, Florida,[103] as well as Catholic services.[104]

In an interview in 2012, Rubio said: “I’m a Roman Catholic. I’m…

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3 Results of Ongoing Sin

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There are three devastating results of ongoing sin for a Christian: A hindered relationship with God, slavery to sin, and the loss of eternal rewards.

1.  A hindered relationship with God. Actually, when a Christin sins there is an immediate spiritual death, because Romans 6: 23 says, “For the wages of sin is death.” This death will not affect your eternity with God if you are a Christian; however, sin always puts a wall between us and God, because the holiness of God cannot have fellowship with one who dwells in sin. Thus, as long as your sin is unconfessed it hinders (blocks off until confession and repentance is made) the relationship you have with God. This is why it is so important to confess our sins as soon as possible after we sin.

result of sin22.  Slavery to sin. Many that have played around with sin too long (even fantasizing…

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