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 on: August 20, 2017, 05:09:32 PM 
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Faith In The Right Person
by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


Abraham’s faith in God was strong. When God called him to forsake his family, friends and country, he obeyed and “went forth, not knowing whither he went.” When God promised to multiply his seed as the stars of heaven, he believed it, though childless. When, in his old age, God promised that he would still have a son by ninety-year-old Sarah, he believed it even though he had waited so long, seemingly in vain. When God promised to give his seed the land in which he had sojourned, he believed it, though all reason argued against it. When God asked him to offer in sacrifice the son born so late in life, the son upon whom all the promises depended, he obeyed, concluding that it must be God’s plan to raise him from the dead!

Such was Abraham’s faith in God! Three times this is emphasized in Romans 4 alone: He was “not weak in faith” (Ver. 19); he “staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief,” but was “strong in faith” (Ver. 20).

But it was not the strength of Abraham’s faith that saved him; it was the fact that the object of his faith was God (See again Gen. 15:6). He had placed his faith in the right Person. His faith became “strong” only because he had heard and believed God in the first place.

    “For what saith the Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness,” and thus “to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (Rom. 4:3,5).

The simplest, humblest believer, who ever so feebly commits himself to God and His Word, is “justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24).

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 on: August 20, 2017, 05:06:26 PM 
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We cannot fathom the horrors of that dismal dungeon of lost souls!

(Charles Spurgeon)

If we give any description of the doom of the impenitent which is at all true to God's Word, those who reject the Scriptures begin to cry out that we have borrowed it from Dante, or taken it from Milton! But the most awful and harrowing descriptions of the woes of the lost which ever fell from human lips, do not exceed or even equal the language of the loving Christ, Himself! Listen: "Depart from Me, you who are cursed--into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels!"

You and I can never imagine all the depths of Hell. Shut out from us by a black veil of darkness--we cannot fathom the horrors of that dismal dungeon of lost souls!

Happily, the wailings of the damned have never startled us, for a thousand tempests would be but a maiden's whisper--compared with one wail of a damned soul.

It is not possible for us to see the tortures of those souls who dwell eternally within an anguish which knows no alleviation. Our eyes would become sightless balls of darkness--if they were permitted for an instant to look into that ghastly shrine of torment!

Hell is horrible, for we may say of it: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man--to conceive of the horrors which God has prepared for those who hate Him!

SIN, indeed, is Hell--Hell in embryo, Hell in essence, Hell kindling, Hell emerging from the shell.

HELL is but sin when it has manifested and developed itself to the full!

Stand at the gates of Hell and understand how venomous is the disease for which Heaven's remedy is provided in the ignominious sufferings and death of the Only Begotten.

He is the true lover of men's souls--who does not deceive them! He who paints the miseries of Hell as though they were but little--is seeking to murder men's souls under the pretense of being their friend!
"For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath--but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ!" 1 Thessalonians 5:9

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 on: August 20, 2017, 09:13:15 AM 
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The Cleansing Blood

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
 
There is a common cultic heresy to the effect that the blood of Christ has no cleansing efficacy of itself, even though this contradicts the plain statement of our text. John wrote the above words long after Christ’s blood had all been spilled on the cross, but it was still miraculously cleansing sinners in His day, and is in ours as well.
 
It is true that Christ’s blood supported His physical life, for “the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11). But His blood was not like the blood of other men, for it was “the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:19), uncontaminated either by genetic defects due to accumulated generations of mutations (as in all other men and women) or inherent sin.
 
When His blood was shed, it did not simply disappear into the ground and decay into dust, any more than did His body in the tomb, for it had been an integral part of His perfect human body that was to be raised and glorified. As our great High Priest, He somehow took the atoning blood into the holy place in the heavenly tabernacle. Into the earthly tabernacle “went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people. . . . by his own blood he [Christ] entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us” (Hebrews 9:7, 12).
 
There in heaven, at the mercy seat, just as the ancient high priest “sprinkled with blood” both the book and the people, the tabernacle and its vessels, so have we been cleansed in God’s sight by His own “blood of sprinkling” (Hebrews 9:19-21; 12:24; see also 1 Peter 1:2). Thus, His blood can (literally) “keep on cleansing us from all sin.” HMM

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 on: August 19, 2017, 03:45:14 PM 
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Desserts vs Grace
by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


It is an interesting fact that in this day of godlessness and lawlessness so much is being said about what we all deserve! Ads in the newspapers and commercials on radio and TV ask:

“Don’t you deserve the very finest automobile?”

“Don’t your children deserve the best?”

“Doesn’t your baby deserve Pampers?”

And even, “Doesn’t your dog deserve Alpo?”

Well, do you really deserve the finest car? Please don’t answer that! Do your children deserve the best — always? If so you surely have model children — not at all like their parents! And does your baby deserve Pampers? That’s funny! And does your dog deserve Alpo? That’s ridiculous! Dogs do not “love” or obey you from any moral consideration, nor, for that matter, does your baby, lovable as the darling is. And as to you and your children — including the baby, the Bible has something to say on this subject.

The Bible says that “by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men for that ALL have sinned [i.e., in Adam]” (Rom. 5:12). You and I were “in Adam” when he sinned. When he sinned, we sinned. Deny this and you might as well agree with the murderer who argued: “My feet and legs didn’t do it; my ears and nose didn’t do it; only my one hand and one or two other parts of my body did it, so the rest should go free.”

We believers in Christ should thank God that our blessed Lord took upon Him our just desserts when He died for our sins at Calvary. This is why God’s Word says:

    “We declare, I say, at this time, His righteousness for the remission of sins… that [God] might be just, and the Justifier of him that believeth in Jesus.

    “Where is boasting then? It is excluded” (Rom. 3:25-27).

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 on: August 19, 2017, 03:41:34 PM 
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The bags will come to an end, long before the treasure is exhausted!

(Charles Spurgeon)

"If a wealthy and mighty king should open his treasure, and bid men come and bring their bags, and take as much as they would--do you think they would neglect this occasion of gain? Surely not! They would run and fetch bag after bag, and never cease. Thus does the Lord act toward us with His grace."

He makes over all His fullness to His people, and says, "All is yours!" We are not straitened in Him. The bags will come to an end, long before the treasure is exhausted!

Let us come, then, to the throne of grace with enlarged desires and widened expectations! The Lord does not stint us--why should we put ourselves upon scanty fare? He says, "Eat and drink, yes, drink abundantly, O beloved!" Why, then, do we sit at the table and starve, or rise from it hungry? Let us by faith, drink of the abundance of the sea of grace, and partake largely of the hidden treasure which the Lord has laid up for us!

"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need!" Hebrews 4:16

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 on: August 19, 2017, 08:32:36 AM 
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Unanswered Prayer

“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” (1 Peter 3:12)
 
There are many wonderful promises of answered prayer in the Bible, some of which seem both unlimited and unconditional. On the other hand, there are also many warnings of unanswered prayer. This seeming anomaly merely cautions us again that every Scripture must be interpreted in context—both the immediate context and the broader context of all the Scriptures.
 
For example, Jesus said, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” But in the same upper-room discourse, He also said, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 14:14; 15:7). This is a very significant condition, attached to what—out of context—might have seemed an unconditional promise.
 
Our text indicates that overt sin in one’s life will certainly hinder God in answering our prayers. So will selfish praying: “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts” (James 4:3). And so will unbelief: “When ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24). Poor home relations also could be a factor. “Husbands . . . [give] honour unto the wife . . . that your prayers be not hindered” (1 Peter 3:7).
 
Even when we are confident that we are fully right with God, the desired answer must still be in His will. “If we ask any thing according to his will . . . we have the petitions that we desired of him” (1 John 5:14-15).
 
Finally, there is the question of timing. “Men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1). Therefore, the believing prayer of a man righteous before God surely will be answered in God’s time and way. HMM

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 on: August 18, 2017, 03:57:34 PM 
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Contentment!
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        Philippians 4:10-20.
        "I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid again and again when I was in need. Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account. I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen."



        The Christians of Philippi had sent several times to supply the apostle's needs when he was in other places, and he thanks them for it. They had wished to do so earlier, but no opportunity had offered. He thanks them not only for what they had done, but also for what they had wished to do. But he was glad of their gifts, not so much because his own needs were thus supplied, as because their kindness to him showed that they loved God. What he desired was not to receive a gift for himself, but to see fruit in them; and this he did see when he found them so willing to help him in his need for Christ's sake. This proved their faith to be real.

        As for himself, Paul could cheerfully bear poverty — if such were the will of God. He had learned to be content in every state. Whether he were made much of — or despised and persecuted; whether he had plenty — or suffered want; he knew how to conduct himself as a Christian. He does not mention sickness, but doubtless he could have said just the same about that. Whether he were well or ill, he would still take all as coming from the hand of God and resign himself contentedly to His gracious will.

        How happy he must have been! Health and strength, plenty and prosperity, could not have made him so happy as a contented and thankful mind made him. And with all the trials which he had to suffer, how miserable he would have been if he had had besides, a discontented spirit! Some people would have been very unhappy with such a lot as Paul's; but in fact, a discontented mind must make one unhappy in any lot.

        He says that he had learned to be content. Naturally he was like other men. But for the grace of God, he would doubtless have fretted under want and affliction — and been too much lifted up in prosperity. God had taught him to bear both aright. By His Word and Spirit, by His providential dealings, by long experience — God had taught him this lesson. And now he could say, not boastfully, but calmly and truly, "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."

        Yet, though he had thus been taught and trained in the school of Christ, it was not by any power of his own that he was able to be so contented. He adds, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." He was a branch of the true Vine, united to Christ by a living faith, and it was from Christ that he drew strength continually. He could have done nothing without Christ; he could do all things through Christ.

        It is just the same with us. Apart from Christ, we can do nothing (John 15:5); for we have no strength, no spiritual life even, of our own. "Our sufficiency is of God" (2 Corinthians 3:5). Christ is our life (Colossians 3:4). But He enables us to bear what God is pleased to lay upon us, and to bear it with a contented mind. Every day He strengthens us afresh, and for every new trial — He gives us new grace. His grace is sufficient for us (2 Corinthians 12:9).

        Perhaps there is nothing which it is harder to bear contentedly, and nothing therefore in which strength from Christ is more needed — than long continued ill-health. A severe illness, sharp but short, is not so great a trial as constant sickliness. Our Lord knows how hard this is to bear and is ready to help us. He will come to us in our trouble, in answer to our cry. Nay, He will do more than come — He will abide with us. Thus He will make us patient and enable us to say, "I have learned in whatever state I am, therewith to be content."

        But, like other learning, this lesson is not learned in a moment. Impatience is not got the better of at once — and our will is slow to submit itself to the will of God in times of affliction. Yet he who is under God's teaching and seeks his Savior's presence and grace continually — does make progress. Gradually he loses that fretfulness which he had when first his sickness fell upon him. God deals very graciously with him, tenderly and kindly, like a loving Father — and under such dealing, the sufferer becomes more humble, more gentle, more calm, contented, and thankful.

        The sick Christian has many happy moments on his bed of affliction; when he feels that God is near and that His love is over him and that His hand is dealing with him. At such times he is quite willing that all should be as God pleases — and is able to resign every wish to His will. Those are his happiest times.

        He is not always so. Thoughts of another kind do come: the thought of others in health, the remembrance of the time when he was so himself, and a restless longing for health. Sometimes he yields to these feelings — he is not happy then. Sometimes he strives and prays against them — and then he is helped and strengthened, and peace returns.

        Perhaps even Paul may still have been tried at times by feelings such as these — though when he wrote he had such perfect contentment. We do not know how that was. But certainly, with most, there is still a struggle, a difficulty, something to overcome, something to learn. We should seek most earnestly this spirit of contentment. It is for our good, and it is for our happiness. It is what God would have us possess; it is the object of many of His dealings with us; it is what He will work in us by His grace. Happy is he who from a bed of lingering sickness, can look up and say, "Even so, Father — for so it seemed good in Your sight" (Matthew 11:26).

        But are not sickness and want, evils? Yes, in themselves; and we may seek relief from them and ought to do so. Paul did not refuse to receive what the Philippians sent him — nay, he thanked them for it. But while we use every means in our power, and even make the supply of our needs and the return of health the subject of our prayers — we may yet keep a contented mind while these blessings are withheld.

        It is one thing to pray for a blessing — it is another to be discontented as long as it is not bestowed. Prayer is right — discontent can never be right. Prayer makes us happy — discontent makes us miserable. In fact, a discontented prayer can hardly be prayer at all; for all true prayer, for temporal blessings at least, must be in this spirit: "Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will!" (Matthew 26:39). He who spoke as never man spoke, taught us that — He who is our teacher, our example, our strength. May it be our happiness to learn of Him and to follow Him; and may we be able to say with His servant Paul, under all difficulties and trials, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!"

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 on: August 18, 2017, 03:55:43 PM 
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Why No Replacement for James?
by Pastor Ricky Kurth


    “If the apostles picked a replacement for Judas when he died, why didn’t they pick a replacement for James when he was killed?”

We know that the Lord told the Twelve that “in the regeneration” they would “sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” in the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 19:28.). So when Judas betrayed the Lord and took his life, it was necessary that he be replaced, as Peter explained in Acts 1:15-26.

But had the apostles replaced James when he was killed (Acts 12:1,2), there would be thirteen apostles in the resurrection and only twelve thrones on which for them to sit. Remember, James will rise in “the first resurrection” (Rev. 20:5) to assume his throne with the rest of the Twelve, but Judas will not.

This is similar to how Job lost “seven sons and three daughters” (Job 1:2 cf. 1:18,19) and lots of livestock (1:3 cf. 1:14-17). Later, when “the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before” (42:10), He doubled Job’s original number of animals (42:12) but only gave him an additional “seven sons and three daughters” (42:13). You see, he hadn’t lost his family eternally. They will rise with him in the resurrection, where he will have twice as much family as he had while here on earth. And the Twelve hadn’t lost James eternally either, so there was no need to replace him. With the kingdom program in abeyence, a twelfth apostle would not be needed before the resurrection.

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 on: August 18, 2017, 03:52:14 PM 
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But why wait? Aborting unborn children with Down syndrome is gaining acceptance once again, and the latest wave of news is from Iceland. Yet the child’s suffering or the elimination of a human life doesn’t seem to be part of the conversation, nor does the post-abortion health of the mother.

What’s interesting is that, according34 to Kevin Burke in the Washington Examiner, “About 80 percent of parents facing the same diagnosis, who were provided with the option of perinatal hospice care for the child and family, chose to carry their disabled child to term.” Apparently, most parents planning to abort their children don’t receive this advice.

Burke adds, “Those who advocate for routine screening to detect fetal disabilities also fail to advise parents of the potential for serious post-abortion reactions. The fallout from this loss can place a tremendous strain on couples as they struggle with the shock and pain that can follow the abortion. Some abortion advocates may concede that some women suffer symptoms of depression and grief immediately after termination of disabled babies, but they see this as a short-term condition. Research, however, confirms that women often suffer symptoms of emotional trauma and complicated grief years after such procedures.”

Sadly, and just like the people in “Brave New World,” Icelanders no longer seem to value human life. Parents who fail to think of their unborn child as human are less likely to keep their child when the options are presented to them.

As Helga Sol Olafsdottir, a counselor at Landspitali University Hospital, helpfully explains35, “We don’t look at abortion as a murder. We look at it as a thing that we ended. We ended a possible life that may have had a huge complication … preventing suffering for the child and for the family.”

A thing? If children are considered “things,” then it can’t be long before countries like Iceland start passing their own version of Nazi Germany’s Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring.

While those on the Left may rush to defend a program that frees parents from the burden of raising a disabled child, they should seriously think about the implications of going down this path.

The situation is not much better in the United States, where nearly two-thirds of American women whose prenatal screening tests reveal Down syndrome choose to have an abortion. Fortunately, there’s still some resistance at the political level.

Harsanyi notes, “A number of U.S. states have passed or want to pass laws that would ban abortions sought due to fetal genetic abnormalities, such as Down syndrome, or because of the race, sex, or ethnicity of a fetus. Such a U.S. House bill failed in 2012. Most Democrats involved claimed to be against sex-selective abortion, but not one gave a reason why. Probably because once you admit that these theoretical choices equate to real-life consequences, like eugenics, you are conceding that these are lives we’re talking about, not blobs.”

And what if science develops to the point where we can identify other traits in humanity that parents may find undesirable: a genetic heart condition or a low IQ — or, where it would really hit home for leftists, homosexuality? Gender-based abortions of girls are already the norm in Communist China. When society reaches the point where only desirable children are allowed to enter this world, are we still a civilization? And if a free society lacks the moral compass to speak out against this practice, how can we oppose another government that one day might decide that Jews, Africans or Christians are a “problem”?

These are the questions that should be asked before science allows us to discover even more “undesirable” traits in unborn children, and before the political class yields to social and cultural decay. Let’s face it: We’re living in a Brave New World today. But unlike the society in Huxley’s novel, we must summon the courage and decency to end the ghastly practice of eugenics.

MORE ANALYSIS FROM THE PATRIOT POST

    Charlottesville and ‘Right-Wing’ Domestic Terrorism2 — Is it only the “alt-right” that’s to blame for violence, or are other groups even more guilty?
    Haters Outing Haters? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!36 — Anarchist socialists are outing anarchist fascists who were among the brawlers in Charlottesville.
    Bannon on Thin Ice?37 — Trump’s chief strategist gives rare interview where he both disagrees with and praises his boss.

BEST OF RIGHT OPINION

    Ken Blackwell: Historical Revisionism38
    Michael Barone: What Identity Politics Hath Wrought39
    David Harsanyi: Pro-Choicers Should Explain Why They Think Eugenics Is Acceptable33

For more, visit Right Opinion9.

OPINION IN BRIEF

Ken Blackwell: “One wonders if even Abraham Lincoln is safe from the Left. He spent much of his career favoring colonization, that is, sending freed slaves back to Africa. Worse, as he famously wrote Horace Greeley, ‘If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it.’ Why honor a man who really didn’t want to free the slaves? Perhaps America’s Founders also should be dumped into history’s wastebasket. Many were slave owners. Their attitudes toward women and Native Americans were unenlightened. After just a couple of generations, U.S. leaders conducted brutal campaigns against the continent’s original occupants and an aggressive war against America’s neighbor, Mexico. More recently elected officials fail new tests centered around social liberalism too. Measured by the Left’s standards, even President Barack Obama was dilatory in backing same-sex marriage. So why build any monuments to him? We need a statute of limitations on expecting historical figures to be perfect and prosecuting them for thought crimes.”

SHORT CUTS

Insight: “When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.” —Justice Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948.)

Upright: “Don’t be deceived into believing that the anti-Trump angst factories on the Left are only about Trump. To be sure, these leftists hate Trump with a white-hot passion, but their primary goal is to thwart, suppress and ultimately silence political conservatism. It is to reinvigorate Barack Obama’s failed progressive agenda by any means necessary.” —David Limbaugh

For the record: “Fighting Nazis is a good thing, but fighting Nazis doesn’t necessarily make you or your cause good. By my lights this is simply an obvious fact. The greatest Nazi-killer of the 20th century was Josef Stalin. He also killed millions of his own people and terrorized, oppressed, enslaved or brutalized tens of millions more. The fact that he killed Nazis during WWII (out of self-preservation, not principle) doesn’t dilute his evil one bit.” —Jonah Goldberg

Village Idiots: “I can’t stand for the national anthem. I can’t stand right now. I’m not going to be standing until I see the equality and freedom.” —NFL player Michael Bennett

Blind squirrel finds a nut: “I do think there is a sort of confirmation bias that some media outlets feed and it does trouble me… Obama said things that weren’t true and got away with it more for a variety of reasons, and one is the media was much more supportive of him. The Obama White House thought I was self-righteous and a huge pain in the ass.” —CNN’s Jake Tapper

Alpha Jackass: “I hope Trump is assassinated!” —Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal

Braying Jackass: “Let’s blow up Mount Rushmore.” —VICE magazine

Belly laugh of the week: “There are limits to free speech. You can’t speak more than 24 hours per day, for instance.” —Frank Fleming

And last… “Since Charlottesville 11 people killed and 40 wounded in Chicago, 5 killed in Baltimore, but at least the left can argue over statues.” —Newt Gingrich

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Join us in daily prayer for our Patriots in uniform — Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen — standing in harm’s way in defense of Liberty, and for their families.

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IN TODAY’S EDITION

    After an Islamic terror attack in Barcelona, CNN dares to compare it to Charlottesville.
    There was no collusion between Trump and Putin. The CIA says so.
    Aborting Down syndrome kids isn’t the same as eradicating Down syndrome.
    Daily Features: Top Headlines, Cartoons, Columnists and Short Cuts.

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“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” —Thomas Jefferson (1809)

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CNN: ‘Say, Islamic Terrorists Just Copied White Racists’1


Europe experienced yet another outrageous terror attack on Thursday — and again it was carried out by suspected Islamic terrorists who drove a van into a crowd of pedestrians, killing 13 and injuring more than 50 others in Barcelona, Spain. Clearly, plowing vehicles into crowds is the new Islamist terror tactic of choice. This attack comes only five days after the Charlottesville riot where a young woman was killed when a white supremacist rammed his car into a crowd of protesters.

So we’re not surprised that this was CNN’s “in-depth reporting” on the Spain terror attack: Correspondent Jim Sciutto said, “In light of the uproar of the last several days, five days apart you have a white supremacist in Charlottesville use a vehicle to kill, and here you have attackers at least following the modus operandi of terrorists using vehicles apparently to kill as well, and those shared tactics that should be alarming.” Anchor Wolf Blitzer, rather than questioning Sciutto’s obviously faulty and ridiculous assertion, chose instead to reinforce the flawed connection, responding, “Yeah, there will be questions about copycats. There will be questions about what happened in Barcelona. Was it at all, at all a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia? … They used the same killing device, a vehicle.”

Clearly CNN has an agenda to connect2 the murderous act of a white supremacist with the terrorist attack of suspected Islamic terrorists. But it’s utterly ridiculous to suggest that those who perpetrated the terror attack in Barcelona were inspired by the Charlottesville attack. The idea that the use of a vehicle as a murder weapon is somehow a novel concept first seen in Charlottesville is flat-out absurd. What of Nice, France, or London, England? Barcelona is the eighth such vehicular attack in Europe in 2017 alone.

But CNN’s fake news commentary wasn’t limited to its reporting on the Spain terror attack. Earlier in the week CNN published a dubious map of “hate groups” in the U.S. We say dubious because CNN relied on the grossly biased and left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center3 for its listing of such “hate groups.” The SPLC profits handsomely from its efforts, including a $1 million donation4 from Apple just this week. But however well-intentioned the organization began, it’s now little more than a left-wing hate group itself. Its listing wrongly classifies several conservative groups as hate groups simply because their political positions aren’t leftist-approved. With alt-leftist hate groups like antifa5 justifying violence against those they claim promote hate, CNN has put conservatives at risk6. At CNN, it’s less about reporting the news and more about promoting leftist propaganda.

Publisher’s Note: August Break Next Week

Fortunately, Congress has adjourned for its August recess, though the din of the Beltway Demo/Leftmedia rancor7 will take no holiday. Because The Patriot Post team operates on a very tight budget, both in terms of manpower and financial resources, our content and quality would suffer if we were a man-down during the year while providing our editors and staff a week off with their families. Thus, as they all need a break from the rigors of relentless publishing deadlines, we pause our operations for a week in August.

Of course, our Top Headlines8 and Right Opinion9 sections will be updated throughout the coming week. Our Patriot Humor edition will be delivered on schedule Monday, and you’ll hear from Mark Alexander next Wednesday. (If you’re not subscribed to Patriot Humor or Alexander’s Column, log in to your account10 and select those options.) We’ll be back on the regular publication schedule on Monday, Aug. 28.

Busted: CIA Refutes Demo/MSM Collusion About Collusion11

By Mark Alexander

According to Daniel Hoffman, former CIA Station Chief in Moscow from 2012-2017, there is no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump12 and Vladimir Putin — as we have asserted repeatedly13.

Hoffman told NPR14, “Overall I haven’t seen any evidence of anyone actually colluding with the Russians — of Russian intelligence colluding with a campaign to cause harm to another.”

In his New York Times op-ed, “It Wasn’t About Collusion15,” Hoffman says Putin deliberately left a trail of breadcrumbs from Trump Tower to the Kremlin.

On the meeting with Trump Jr.16, Hoffman says, “It pointed to a discoverable influence operation rather than some effort to establish a clandestine channel for collusion.”

Hoffman told CNN, “I think the evidence from that meeting points to an effort by the Kremlin to influence rather than some sort of a covert back channel for collusion. Vladimir Putin wants to soil our democratic institutions, and I think he found the best way to do that would be to tie us to the Kremlin.”

In other words, as we have also repeatedly argued, the whole “Trump/Putin collusion” charade has been propagated by the Demo/MSM propaganda machine7 to undermine the legitimacy17 of Trump’s election.

Top Headlines18

    Several people hurt in stabbing in Turku, Finland. (CBS News19)

    Nancy Pelosi calls on Paul Ryan to immediately remove Confederate statues from Capitol — statues she left up while she was speaker. (CNS News20)

    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray calls for removal of Confederate monument, Vladimir Lenin statue. (The Seattle Times21)

    Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: “An absolute disgraceful act.” (The Washington Times22)

    ACLU blames cops for Charlottesville violence. (Reason23)

    Organization that murders 200,000 people of color each year takes stand against racism. (The Babylon Bee24)

    Former IT staffer for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Imran Awan, indicted for bank fraud. (Washington Examiner25)

    Judge in Tea Party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons. (The Washington Times26)

    American Bar Association wants to let undocumented immigrants practice law. (Law Newz27)

    Feds spend $438,699 studying if “gender norms” make LGBTQ people get drunk. (The Washington Free Beacon28.)

    The trans juggernaut wants your kids, and public schools are just the beginning. (The Federalist29)

    Policy: How the mainstream media gets hate wrong. (The Daily Signal30)

    Policy: The Democrats’ broken ObamaCare premium promise. (Republican National Committee31)

For more, visit Patriot Headline Report8.

FEATURED RIGHT ANALYSIS
The ‘Brave New World’ of Down Syndrome Eugenics32


By Brian Mark Weber

In the novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, readers are presented with a dystopian vision of the future in which the whole process of conception and birth is delegated to the scientific community. Parents have no emotional connection to their children, and motherhood itself is considered embarrassing and obscene.

The novel, written in 1931, seemed far-fetched at the time. Yet it wasn’t long after Huxley penned his dark and frightening tale that science and politics began to consider the implications, and the possibilities, of playing God with human reproduction in order to bring about desired results.

Columnist David Harsanyi writes33, “[‘Negative selection’ eugenics] was the rationalization behind the coerced sterilization of thousands of mentally ill, poor, and minorities here in America. It is why real-life Nazis required doctors to register all newborns born with Down syndrome. And the first humans they gassed were children under three years old with ‘serious hereditary diseases’ like Down syndrome.”

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