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LeBron James School Scam, FDA Mice Research, Shapiro vs Ocasio-Cortez!

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Hello friends and welcome to the podcast! We have a slue of topics to discuss today. I get rather fired up discussing the FDA using aborted baby tissue to insert into mice to mimic human immune systems. This is a next level of evil! LeBron James is not actually donating that much money (surprise, surprise). Ben Shapiro offers to debate Ocasio-Cortez and will donate 10k to her political campaign to do so!

LeBron James and His ‘I Promise’ School

Outkick the Coverage came out with a recent article detailing LeBron James’ donations to the school in Akron.

Well, thanks to the reporters at Cleveland.com, what I found was actually pretty staggering. It turns out that “LeBron’s school” was mostly being paid for by Akron, Ohio taxpayers. According to the article these Akron, Ohio taxpayers bear the cost for 75 or 80% of the school in all the years ahead. (Outkick The Coverage)

lebron jamesTravis also highlights this quote:

“It’s a district-owned building. The district will hire and pay the teachers and administration. Kids will ride district buses to school. And they will all eat the free breakfast and lunch the district gives all students.

I Promise will eventually cost about $8 million a year to run out of the district’s regular budget, covered mostly by shifting students, teachers and money from other schools, the district says.

“The coverage made it look like the whole thing is his,” said district spokesman Mark Williamson. “He did a lot, but taxpayers should know it’s their investment too.”

Aborted Baby Tissue in Research Mice

img_0316Sure, there are cases of evil in this world. Throughout history we have seen countless acts of pure evil. We have often seen individuals that seem to have come straight from the pit of hell.

What do we call these researchers that are using baby tissue to insert into mice for research? We call that evil.

It is evident from this article that a “woman’s right to choose” is actually false. Planned Parenthood and the federal government have built an entire industry on the sale of aborted children. Where is Tomi Lahren now?

Thankfully these children are clothed in righteousness. They are under the age of accountability and are rejoicing in heaven as I type this article.

Ben Shapiro vs. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The face of millennial conservatism vs. the face of the new Democratic party. This could be entertaining! Be sure to grab your popcorn! Of course Cortez will not agree to the debate as she would not be able to handle her side of the argument. Not that I do not think she is capable, but she is incapable of arguing how she could properly pay for these policies. Capitalism is not perfect, but it is the closest system to it.

God bless and have a great weekend!

 

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Thabiti Anyabwile and Trump Derangement Syndrome

Quotes from Thabiti Anyabwile are taken from his article in The Washington Post.

Ah yes, Trump Derangement Syndrome has taken root in modern evangelicalism and it has just hit its peak with the recent article in The Washington Post from Thabiti Anyabwile. Thabiti is a pastor in the Washington D.C. area, leading the Anacostia River Church. To no ones surprise, Thabiti is apart of TGC, or “The Gospel Coalition”. This group, in summation, is leading the annoying movement of social Marxism within the modern evangelical church.

I have mixed feelings about TGC as most of the council is made up of pastors and church leaders that I really enjoy. My admiration for these men, however, is becoming rather tainted due to the “degree of separation” rule we must apply in Christianity today. This rule, in summation, is the rule of how close you can be to a false teacher or false gospel movement. Being a working part of TGC would put them within one degree of separation from a false gospel movement.

TGC can be dismantled with one book: The Holy Bible. What are Christians supposed to do about racism, sexism, etc.? Read and be students of the gospel, to become more like Jesus Christ, as we are commanded. The great commission is to go out into the world and make disciples. When I read the NT I never once get an inkling of having to oppress women or minority groups and if we are being honest, TGC does not either. But to garner clicks and social media attention, TGC leaders have chosen to cling onto secular arguments to boost their fame among the world. They have traded in being stewards of the Word for worldly desires and fame.

Trump Derangement Syndrome has taken full hold of Thabiti and it will be interesting to see his fellow TGC brothers and their responses to his statement. My guess is that we will not see anything.

In sheer numbers, more lives are ended by legalized abortion. Christians are correct to focus energy and concern on ending the practice. But in quieter, sometimes less observable ways, the carnage mounts in racial injustice and discrimination.

Take this quote, for example. Thabiti is agreeing that abortion statistics are vile ONLY to turn it back around to argue the carnage of racial injustice and discrimination. He fails to admit, however, that abortion and Planned Parenthood were brought into this country by Margaret Sanger, who was a racist and wanted to wipe out the black race altogether.

The potential nomination of a potential pro-life judge does not, in my opinion, alleviate the concerns I have about the racial injustices this same administration seems to multiply each day. What many evangelicals don’t seem to understand is they’re turning blind eyes to their brethren suffering at the hands of this administration for the long-held hope of overturning Roe. I’m for overturning Roe, but I’m also for protecting black and brown lives from racism and the kind of criminalization that swells our prisons and devastates communities or separates families at the borders.

What is interesting with Thabiti and others that hold this position is that black unemployment is lower than it has ever been. I find it odd that TGC and other evangelical leaders continue to use this racial argument in 2018 when the evidence simply is not there. In micro cases, sure, racism is still here, and will continue to be until Jesus comes back to reign on Earth during the Second Coming.

The same blue collar democrats that voted for Barrack Obama turned around and voted for Donald Trump. We had a black President for two terms and two AG’s in Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch who are also black. Trump also brought into the White House to discuss racial issues ex-NFL players such as Jim Brown and Ray Lewis, and HIRED BEN CARSON to be the HUD SECRETARY. Or is he an “Uncle Tom” because he works for President Trump and is a Republican?

Thabiti has been sickened by Trump Derangement Syndrome and I am afraid it is starting to take root in evangelicalism. We have a monumental opportunity to overturn Roe v Wade and all Thabiti can think about is that he does not want President Trump to be associated with such a monumental victory. I have to wonder, if Trump came to Thabiti to repent of his sins and turn his life to Jesus Christ and ask to be baptized, would Thabiti honor that request?

Phil Johnson’s Twitter timeline greatly summarizes my views on this whole topic. Enjoy:

God bless

Episode 16 – 1John 1:6-10, False Salvation, and Abortion Billboards

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Hello and welcome to the pod!

 

-Today I start out by discussing my current reading through 1John. If you have been listening to the pod, you have heard me discuss the John MacArthur challenge of reading 1John for 30 days in the row. I have been reading the same text so much recently that I have decided to go verse by verse each podcast, discuss what I have interpreted, and discuss the notes that MacArthur has left through his Study Bible. All readings are through the NASB.

 

-Through the text in verses 6-10 it is discussing the overall theme of false salvation. I discuss and question if you know someone that is under a false salvation, or if you have been through it yourself. I have been under a false salvation for most of my life and I am unashamed to discuss it. I think it is a great opportunity to witness to young men that might fall into the same traps as I. Later in our 1John discussion we will actually hit on things that sent me into a spiral throughout my young life before I met my wife.

 

-In the ending of the blog we discuss the recent news of a Cleveland Pro-Life group taking the offensive and putting up a billboard that discusses the systematic racism related to the origins of Planned Parenthood. Is it okay as Christians to take the offensive through the same tactics as pagans? What is our main goal? To win their lives for Christ, not to win the battle over who’s idea is correct.

 

God bless!