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When Prayer and Shame Collide Head On
Reverend Dr. Robert M. Grant, and wife, Rev. Marsha Grant
Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, (right) with Hillary Rodham Clinton
By Dale Carpenter
On Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020, Reverend Dr. Robert M. Grant, Jr (Senior Pastor, The Father’s Way Church – Warrenton) opened the Virginia House of Delegates legislative session with one of the most inspiring and convicting prayers that has ever been offered to an assembly of legislators. It took all members present totally by surprise. You can watch the prayer its entirety here: Prayer
For those members with a Biblical World View, and are avid supporters of the Judeo/Christian values that this country was founded upon, this was the right prayer at the right time when the leftist/progressive Democrats have gained a majority in both houses of the Virginia legislature, and are hell bent on passing a plethora of laws to rescind all protections for our most vulnerable citizens: unborn children. This includes killing them right up to the day of their birth. They promote the increasingly aggressive, abominable LGBQ agenda (including in our government schools, and to our youngest students) They are attempting to subvert the 2nd amendment with requirements that will not make the victims safer, but will embolden the criminals and greatly reduce the capability of the law abiding citizen to defend himself and his family.
For the other members, currently in the elected majority, that subscribe to a secular humanist world view, and who are far left of center, the prayer was totally unacceptable – as evidenced by their fidgeting, their smirks, and their squirming as each word of truth was uttered. It was very telling as we watched them display their total discomfort when someone was willing to speak the truth and expose for their “evil” agenda.
Whenever we witness an act of courage like this we can’t help but wonder what would happen if, in the weeks before the next election in November, every pastor in this state were to stand in the pulpit and present this prayer (or anything similar) and then charge their congregations to go to the polls and vote their Christian values. We have to think that the days of the spiritually impoverished leftists would be numbered, and this country could get back to being the God fearing nation that was built on Judeo/Christian values and for which God has seen fit to bless for over 240 years.
Note: It is understandable that Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker of the House, from Fairfax County, who was presiding at the session, cut the prayer short by slamming down the gavel and immediately leading the delegates in “The Pledge of Allegiance”, thus ending the embarrassment of those that were in support of all the “Ungodly” laws that were and are being proposed.
Last year, it should be noted, Speaker Filler-Corn was quoted as saying, “House Republicans have used their majority to try to shame women — to try to bully and dictate to women what we can and cannot do with our bodies,” Filler-Corn said. “Virginia women are watching, and Virginia women are paying attention.” Any wonder Filler-Corn cannot stand to hear abortion angers a just God?
We cannot thank Rev. Grant enough for his courage and his commitment to the Biblical principles that has made our country great, and his willingness to speak when the opportunity presented itself. May God bless him and God bless Dave LaRock, Todd Gilbert, Michael Webert and all their fellow patriots for taking a stand for truth, irrespective of public criticism and ridicule.
Commemoration Ceremony Honors Peter Muhlenberg, the ‘Fighting Parson” from Woodstock
Citizens gathered in Woodstock at the old court house to honor Peter Muhlenberg at on Saturday, January 18. The Rev. Muhlenberg’s immortal sermon will be remembered which he delivered in Emmanuel Church, in January 21, 1776. The ceremony was on the spot where 300 local residents assembled to march to war for American Independence. The Rev. Larry W. Johnson moderated the program accompanied by delegates from local churches, the Col. James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Narrow Passage Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Shenandoah Christian Alliance. The Honor Guard of the James Wood II Chapter presented the colors, dressed in Revolutionary War uniforms.
Major General Peter Muhlenberg is remembered as the “fighting parson” from Woodstock. Johnson, a descendant of great grandfathers who fought in the Revolution, is a former president of the Col. James Wood II Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He told of the sermon heard around the world which inspired men and boys from the Shenandoah Valley to join the fight for American Independence.
This year is the 244th anniversary when 300 Shenandoah Valley men and boys assembled in Emmanuel Church yard on January 21, 1776, to join the fight for Independence. His church was located across the street from the present old historic court house. Their leader was the 29 year old Rev. Peter Muhlenberg a Lutheran/Anglican pastor who was asked by Virginia Governor Patrick Henry and General George Washington to form a regiment and join in the fight for American Independence.
The story of the sermon which he delivered that day is recorded in history books worldwide. Muhlenberg and his regiment were at Valley Forge during a most awful and deadly winter where nearly 3,000 soldiers died of starvation and disease. General Muhlenberg and his soldiers were with George Washington at major battles including the surrender of British General Cornwallis’s Army at Yorktown in October of 1781.This ended the war and secured American Independence. He would serve until the Peace Treaty with Britain was finalized in 1783. General Washington considered Peter one his most valuable Generals.
For information: Contact the Rev. Larry Johnson, 540.454.4129. Johnson is known for his presentations on Revolutionary War History. His web site is: www.libertyman.net.
The Rev. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, 242 years ago on January 21, 1776, incited 300 men of his congregations in the Shenandoah Valley to join the American Revolution. He was a minister serving several churches in the Valley: at Woodstock, Strasburg, Shenandoah County and what would be Page County. The Rev. Muhlenberg first received a commission as a Colonel in Virginia’s militia and later in George Washington’s Army, and was serving when British forces at Yorktown under Lord General Cornwallis surrendered. He was not discharged until 1783 when the Peace Treaty was signed with the British officially ending the war. He is one of America’s important but little known Founding Fathers. He is especially remembered for the sermon he delivered in his Woodstock Church, where he preached from Ecclesiastes the Third Chapter, which starts with “To everything there is a season….” After reading the eighth verse, “a time for war, and a time for peace,” he declared, “and this is the time for war.” With this he whipped off his clerical robe to reveal his Revolutionary War uniform. General Washington, his good friend, had asked him personally to take his commission. Muhlenberg joined him in what would become the most epic war ever fought for freedom. The Rev. Muhlenberg rose to the rank of Major General and is a role model for Patriotic Americans today.
At Notre Dame, Attorney General William Barr Denounces the Tyranny that is Progressivism
Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks to the Law School and the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, October 11, 2019
Stunning Speech by AG Barr Clearly Defines the Divide and the Deceit the Left is Promoting
Last month, President Donald Trump shook up the globalists and elitists who have been persecuting people of faith before an audience at the UN General Assembly. His remarks revealed a temperment from this administration regarding religeous freedom few presidents before him have so openly declared. As expected, his detractors pounced on the opportunity he gave them to mock and ridicule his speech. And now, just two weeks ago, we saw and heard one the most elequent and precise denunciations of the effects of a near unbridled run of leftist/progressive dominance in our culture, our institutions and our lawmakers. Barr described the brilliance of our Founding Fathers in what they gave America, and by extension, the entire world calling it, “This quantum leap in liberty (that) has been the mainspring of unprecedented human progress.”
For a condensed transcript of the speech, go here to read the prepared remarks for delivery released by the Department of Justice.
Remarks by President Trump to the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Religious Freedom
“Like those who met us before, our time is one of great contests, high stakes, and clear choices. The essential divide that runs all around the world and throughout history is once again thrown into stark relief. It is the divide between those whose thirst for control deludes them into thinking they are destined to rule over others and those people and nations who want only to rule themselves.”
President Donald J. Trump
For complete transcript of the speech, go here.
Christianity and Politics in an Age of Upheaval
“I think if you come to Washington DC, and you walk up to the Lincoln Monument, and you look to your right, and you see the second inaugural address described in marble there on the lawn, you see that beautiful last one of the sentences in it about fervently praying and hoping that we would ‘achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.’ What a beautiful phrase: ‘achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations’. Well friends, where do we first achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations? Where is it, that is to say, we will beat our swords into plowshares and our spears into pruning hooks? Well, the local church. That’s where it should begin anyhow. Yeah, I love Augustine in that regard, and in many ways, that’s what I think. If we’re to get wonky for a second, we need to bring a little bit more ‘Augustinianism’ into our understanding of the American experiment.” Jonathon Leeman
This is the kind of lucid, deeply thoughtful, and thought provoking prescription that Christians of all denominations ought to be carefully considering. We live among the denizens of an extraordinarily divided populace, who include extremists of every kind, provocateurs, alarmists, liars, and angry, oh so angry people. We live in time of great upheaval. So what other mediating agency other than the Church can bring peace and principled understanding? Read and hear this remarkable conversation with Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Seminary, and Jonathon Leeman of Cheverly Baptist Church, and Editorial Director for 9Marks.org as presented on “Thinking in Public,” a feature of albertmohler.com
Free Bible and The Constitution Course
The achievement of Christian self-government with union is one of the most exciting and miraculous stories of history. This is our story. God brought together 13 extremely diverse colonies into a permanent union, the first Christian Constitutional Republic; the freest nation based on the principles of His Word since the nation of Israel.
This is a great presentation by The Foundation for American Christian Education of the “inseparability” of the Bible from our Constitution and is appropriate for all ages – middle school and beyond. To register, go here.
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