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-Bring Your Bible to School Day: 2018

by Dr. D ~ October 4th, 2018

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Today is: Bring Your Bible to School Day. A celebration of religious freedom in America. A day to encourage children and young adults to take their Bible with them to school and share it with their friends.

Here’s a link to the “Bring Your Bible. org ” website.

Response: Regardless of what some teachers or school administrator may say, it is legal for students to bring their Bibles to school and read it during break times and even share it with their friends. This right needs to be claimed and continually demonstrated or it could be lost by default, disuse, or misunderstanding of the law.

Know Your First Amendment Rights:

Every Christian should know their First Amendment rights and the religious liberty rights of their children and grandchildren while at school.

Prayer has not really been taken entirely out of schools. Regardless of what you may have heard. I repeat: prayer has not been taken out of our public schools- only ‘official’ or mandatory prayers have been banned.

Students can still legally pray individually and even with other students in groups. Anyway, there is really no way that a teacher could stop a student from silently praying. Plus the US Supreme Court has already ruled on this- legally students can still get together and pray like many do on ‘See You At The Pole’ day.

What has been declared illegal is for teachers and school administrators to conduct or supervise ‘official’ prayers public schools.

Also, students can bring religious literature to school including their Bibles and even share them with other students or have Bible studies during breaks and lunches. Legally teachers and school administrators cannot stop it, though some try. This is why ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’ is so important- it is good for teachers and administrators to understand and get use to student’s religious rights being exercised and confirmed.

For more information on the legal issues defining religious freedom for students in public schools, here are 3 good articles from Alliance Defending Freedom:

Religious Freedom On Campus: What Students Can and Can’t Do

Fast Facts–About Students’ Rights

FAQs–Religious Freedom at Public Schools

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-Weekly Bible Study: An Application of Philippians 4:4

by Dr. D ~ October 3rd, 2018

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An Application of Philippians 4:4-7

LESSON ONE: Verse 4- REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS

Phil 4:4-7

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  -ESV

For many Christians the chaos that is going on in this nation and world and in everyday living is closing in on them and robbing them of their joy and victory in Christ Jesus. …Continue:

Link to the Bible Study: -An Application of Philippians 4:4-7: Rejoice in The Lord (Verse 4)

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm 85

by Dr. D ~ October 3rd, 2018

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #85

85 Lord, thou hast been favorable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin.

Selah. …

6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?  …

11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm 84

by Dr. D ~ October 2nd, 2018

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #84:

84 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.

4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee.

Selah. …

10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm 83

by Dr. D ~ October 1st, 2018

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #83:

83 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: …

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-Lawsuit: Pre-Game Prayer For Christian Schools Outlawed?

by Dr. D ~ September 29th, 2018

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Two Christian high Schools in 2015 were playing in a state football championship game at Florida’s Citrus Bowl. The school’s traditional pre-game prayer was outlawed by state officials in charge of the game supposedly because it was being played in a government owned stadium.

Adding to the confusion was the fact that the stadium itself had been dedicated by Billy Graham and was a venue which had hosted religious events in the past.

Cambridge Christian School filed a lawsuit over the denial of their religious rights in this situation. The case is now before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

From First Liberty website (which is handling their case):

First Liberty represents Cambridge Christian School (CCS) against the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA).

School officials asked the FHSAA to use the stadium loudspeaker to offer a pre-kickoff prayer before the state high school football championship game held at the Citrus Bowl against another private Christian school. The FHSAA forbade the school from praying over the loudspeaker. They argued the prayer might be viewed as an endorsement of religion since the students would be praying on government property.

The case is now on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

<Read the whole article>

Response: It is a ‘bridge too far’ and cannot be allowed to stand. From Hiram Sasser, General Counsel for First Liberty:

First they told us public schools cannot pray over the loudspeaker. Now they say two private Christian schools cannot pray over the loudspeaker. When will this assault on free speech stop? We will appeal this ruling and continue to fight against this incredible assault on the First Amendment.”

We agree with Sasser. This was an oppressive, heavy handed decision by the FHSAA officials that should be over ruled by the Circuit Court. If not, then it should be taken all of the way to the Supreme Court.             

The importance of this goes way beyond just a pre-game prayer. We cannot allow any kind of precedence that would outlaw prayer in public between willing participants. Next, some group would try to outlaw prayer on the Capitol and court house steps and lawn and maybe even in your local (government) park. Can you imagine a family being fined or kicked out of a park because they prayed over their picnic meal? Sounds ridiculous now but where does this end really end.

This is not just about religious freedom, it is also about free speech. Both strongly  protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution.              *Top

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm 82

by Dr. D ~ September 28th, 2018

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #82:

82 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked?

Selah.

3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. …

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm 81

by Dr. D ~ September 27th, 2018

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #81:

81 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.

2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.

3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. …

7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah.

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-Minnesota: Muslim Migrants Riot at Amusement Park

by Dr. D ~ September 27th, 2018

Here’s a shocking story which happened in Minnesota that the American main stream media has substantially ignored or covered up. Nearly 100 Somali Muslim youth rushed through the security at the entrance of an amusement park in Minnesota and began attacking other guests causing the entire park to be evacuated and shut down for the evening. From Jihad Watch:

On Saturday September 22, 2018 at the ValleyFair amusement park in Shakopee, Minnesota, police and emergency responders had to evacuate all guests after a mob of Somali teenagers and men rushed through security and caused several violent fights to break out inside the park.

According to eyewitnesses who were at the park to celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, a group of nearly 100 Somali men mob rushed past security and amusement park staffers at the front entrance, and proceeded to run through the park and instigate fights among themselves and with guests.

<Read the whole article>

Response: Another case where the American media distorted or ignored attacks by Muslim immigrants in America. The media actually characterized the Somali migrants as students, individuals, and unruly teenagers. Anything but a hundred or so Muslim migrants somewhat attacking as a mob which was the actual truth.

The liberal American media as a rule downplays negative stories involving immigrants and Muslims, which is doubly the case when it comes to Muslim migrants. Can you imagine how the American media would have treated this story if the 100 or so attackers had been a Christian youth group from 1st Baptist Church or Evangelical Fellowship? It would have been a national story.                *Top

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-Devotion and Prayer for the Day: Psalm 80

by Dr. D ~ September 26th, 2018

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Join us in today’s prayer and devotion: -Praying Thru the Psalms: #80:

80 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.

3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. …

14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.

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