John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life
Fake News- https://youtu.be/LWkDi9xnB6k
.French election ‘coverage?
.Bear in the car- news?
China- Alex Jones n Glenn Beck- https://youtu.be/bPcDV212Cn8
Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
Acts 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
.The 7/5 precinct NYC
.Cornelius the God fearer
Acts 10:3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
Acts 10:4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
. 2 brothers talk at the end [good story]
.China and steel
.Department of commerce
[news links- verses below]
Today I just hit on some news issues.
The Arkansas executions were put on hold- for now.
Trump kept one of his campaign promises- and might penalize China for dumping their steel in the U.S.
And I talked about the media coverage of the French election.
Why talk about any of these things?
Media bias is not simply some Political issue that Christians should have no concern about.
Media bias- and the narrative the media give you- and me- effects the way we think about the actions our country takes.
And when we talk about the big issues- war and peace-
Then yes- if we are persuaded by the media to ‘back up’ or reject action simply because they are for or against a particular side-
Then we need to be aware of how bias works.
I talk about these issues- not as a Democrat or Republican [I’m neither] but as someone who keeps up with the news.
I’ll give just one example from today’s talks.
During the presidential campaign you had sincere liberals who would have loved it if Bernie Sanders got elected.
But the 2 main choices were between Trump and Clinton.
During the campaign Trump took some very unconventional views- views that the classic liberal would love.
One was he said he would do something to save the U.S. steel industry.
Those are union workers- who normally support the Democratic Candidate by more than 90%.
But Hillary Clinton was against stopping China from flooding the U.S. market with steel.
Both she and her husband took a much more conservative [Republican] view on trade.
They felt that if the global economy does well- then the effects would be better for the steelworker.
But don’t tell that to the U.S. steelworker who sees his job go by the wayside because he can’t compete with Chinese steel.
So- Hillary sincerely held to the view of ‘trickle down economics’ saying if we simply let the global market do well- eventually the U.S. employer will benefit.
That’s not a liberal view at all.
Trumps’ view- to penalize china- was considered liberal- protectionist- and anti Republican.
Yet- he took this view- and has now actually taken steps to act on it.
The U.S. steel worker would have never gotten this with Hillary- maybe with Bernie- but the reality is- they are getting this benefit from Trump.
If your are a Democrat- Union worker- you should be excited about this.
But instead- the media have found something to criticize and the majority of sincere liberals who hold to this view- will also criticize Trump.
Simply because we in this nation choose sides- and if the other side wins- then we fight them until the end.
Ok- I don’t really care that much about the steel issue to be honest.
But when we do the same thing- when it comes to war- and the loss of life on both sides of these conflicts.
Then we have to overcome our bias- because it would be unjust for any killing to take place- simply because ‘ Our side is in’ – and we were unable to actually look at the human cost.
I’m not against all war- but it should be a last resort.
I’m not against our military but responsible leaders should realize war is a last resort.
And we- as Christians should form our opinion not based on an irresponsible media and the narrative they give [They hailed Obama’s backing of the rebels in Libya and just last week Black slaves were being being sold in Libya on an open market- for the first time since the abolishing of slavery].
Yet- the media hardly mentioned it.
But this is the end result of a bad decision by president Obama.
We often forget about the consequences of our actions- and move on to the next story.
I also mentioned some local news and the death of Arron Hernandez.
Who hung himself in his jail cell- with the words ‘John 3:16’written on his head.
Sad story- indeed.
On the last video I ran into 2 Christian brothers right at the end.
They were walking in Wal Mart parking lot- and I asked them if they wanted to share their story-
They sure did.
Ok- that’s it for today-
God bless all
This is the Psalm I quoted from on the video ‘Joshua n Royal’ I wasn’t sure it was in Psalm 51- but it is-
Psalm 51:1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Psalm 51:2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Psalm 51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
Psalm 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Psalm 51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
Psalm 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Psalm 51:8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Psalm 51:9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Psalm 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Psalm 51:13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
Psalm 51:14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
Psalm 51:15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Psalm 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Psalm 51:18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Psalm 51:19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
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