Asterisk

God’s love has no asterisk.

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Ticket

Ted and Carly are quite possibly the smartest, most conservative ticket ever. Choose the shallow, unprincipled Trump at your peril.

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Priority

lincolnWith the caveat that I believe Ted Cruz still has a chance (though a diminishing one), I’m starting to believe a Trump candidacy is–if not inevitable–much more likely than not. My estimation of Trump–boorish, bullying, misogynistic, egotistical, lazy, vindictive, ungodly, untrustworthy–has not changed. I still don’t know whether I can vote for someone who is manifestly unfit to hold the office he seeks (though the prospect of Hillary Clinton in the White House one more time does tend to focus one’s attention on practical matters). Certainly if Trump offers to nominate Ted Cruz to the Supreme Court, I would have to consider it.

As a Christian, I trust in God’s sovereignty, not only in my life, but in the life of this nation, which clearly has fallen from a great height. Our nation deserves not His mercy but His judgment, and if voters are bound and determined to give us Trump or Clinton, it seems clear that we will be undone by our own hand. As Lincoln once said, “If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.”

I don’t expect Trump to win the presidency, at least not in his current proud and pathetic state. I believe if Trump completes his takeover of the Republican Party, Hillary will win, and the nation will perhaps have reached the political and societal point of no return. A Trump victory, improbable as it seems, would likely be nearly as bad. Even so, God’s kingdom–our first priority–will prevail. A corrupt and declining America cannot change that.

This morning, perhaps for the first time, I prayed for Donald Trump’s soul. He needs to know Jesus, and America needs for him to know Jesus.

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The Most Dangerous Book in the World

By Eric Metaxas

Psalm23aWhat do the Bible and “Fifty Shades of Grey” have in common? If you said nothing, sadly, you’d be wrong.

Good thoughts. See the list of resources for a special offer on God’s Story in 66 Verses.GSISV1

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Eyes

Those of us with eyes to see have encountered Donald Trump before. He was the schoolyard bully, the guy in the locker room who bragged about his dehumanizing exploits with women. He was the guy who took your lunch money and made you do his homework–and gave you a black eye if you didn’t thank him for it. If Trump’s sycophantic supporters haven’t seen The Donald for who he is by now, they never will.

Even worse, perhaps they have seen, and don’t care.

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Deal

Apparently Ted Cruz gave John Kasich a better offer than Trump did. Deal with it, Donald.

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Hunter Baker’s Religious-Liberty Mission

By IAN TUTTLE

crossEarlier this year, GOP congressman Steven Fincher announced that he would not seek a fourth term as the congressman for Tennessee’s staunchly Republican eighth congressional district, prompting a stampede of bids from local, perennial Republican candidates. But for Baker, Fincher’s exit presented a different opportunity: to highlight the current crisis of religious liberty in the country. Baker hopes that voters will share his urgency and that they will send him to Congress, where he promises to be, first and foremost — and unique among federal officeholders — a missionary for religious liberty.

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Heavy teen marijuana use may cut life short by 60

By MARY BROPHY MARCUS

Heavy marijuana use in the late teen years puts men at a higher risk for death by age 60, a new long-term study suggests.Swedish researchers analyzed the records of more than 45,000 men beginning in 1969 and 1970. The scientists from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm reported that 4,000 died during the 42-year follow-up period, and men who’d used marijuana heavily at ages 18 and 19 were 40 percent more likely to die by age 60 compared to guys who hadn’t used the drug.

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Enough

camelFirst the Sexual Left said it just wanted “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the military, and we shrugged our shoulders. Then it demanded that homosexual acts be decriminalized and accepted, and society acquiesced. Then it wanted nondiscrimination and equal benefits for homosexual couples, and got it. Then it sought the right to adopt for gay couples, and won. Then it demanded that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” be overturned as unfair, and we went along. Then it pushed for marital status for homosexual couples, and liberal judges said OK. Then it cried discrimination against Christian bakers, florists, and photographers who chose not to participate, and the courts agreed. Then it demanded that anyone who spoke up publicly be ostracized and lose their jobs, and it began happening. Then it demanded that men be allowed to use women’s restrooms, and that those (individuals, cities, and states) who disagreed be punished, and society said fine.

I really want to know: When does it stop? Will these social-deconstructionists ever be satisfied? When does the Sexual Left say “enough“?

Perhaps a more important question is this: When do we?

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These 7 Predictions from the Original Earth Day Were Way Wrong

By ANDREW FOLLETT

earthEnvironmentalists truly believed and predicted that the planet was doomed during the first Earth Day in 1970, unless drastic actions were taken to save it. Humanity never quite got around to that drastic action, but environmentalists still recall the first Earth Day fondly and hold many of the predictions in high regard.

So this Earth Day, The Daily Caller News Foundation takes a look at predictions made by environmentalists around the original Earth Day in 1970 to see how they’ve held up.

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