Category Archives: 2015 Top Posts

Does Sin Negate the Christian Faith?

As we finish the year we conclude with the #1 post of 2015 in terms of reader views. As you read, regardless of your personal feelings about the Duggars, the principle of this post is Biblical and unchanged.

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Last night Norma Jean and I watched Megyn Kelly’s exclusive interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar as they discussed the child molestation charges against their son, Josh.

Leading up to the interview we saw clips of the intense criticism toward the Duggar family from various news outlets. They have been called “hypocrites” and much worse. The vitriolic venom emanating from some sources has been excoriating.

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7 Things Unchanged by The Supreme Court

This June post was very popular with our readers and was shared hundreds of times on facebook. It was the second most read for 2015.

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Even if you’re not a “news junkie” by now everyone has heard that the Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that same-sex marriage is legal is all 50 states. 

The reaction has been swift and predictable.  Homosexuals and liberals are ecstatic. Conservatives and Bible Believers have denounced the decision.

Joe Ortwert of the Missouri Family Policy Council, called the decision ”a reckless ruling that will have a devastating impact on the future of our nation.  This disgraceful decision is the latest most evident sign of the moral bankruptcy of the U. S. Government, the moral corruption of its leaders, the vile decadence of American culture and society, and the growing godlessness of the American people.” 

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Sowing Discord Among Brethren

Although only written about 6 weeks ago, this post obviously resonated with many readers since it received so many hits in such a short time, coming in at #3 for the year

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Discord Among Brethren

Perhaps you’ve heard the story about a man who was stranded on a desert island for many, many years. One day, while strolling along the beach, he spotted a ship in the distance. This had never happened in all the time he was on the island, so he was very excited about the chance of being rescued.

Immediately, he built a fire on the beach and generated as much smoke as possible. It worked! Soon, the ship was heading his way. When the ship was close enough to the island, a dinghy was dispatched to investigate the situation. The man on the island was overjoyed with the chance to be rescued and met his saviors as they landed.

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Bruce Jenner is Not Courageous!

Bruce Jenner’s story was big news in 2015 and our commentary on it was the 4th most read post of the year according to WordPress

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By now only the most isolated of people and the Amish, as reported by Jesse Watters last night, have not heard that Bruce Jenner is now a woman!

In the past several days Jenner has been lauded as courageous by most of the Hollywood elite, the liberal media and even the President of the United States. After Jenner changed his name  and sent out his first Tweet on his new Twitter account, President Obama retweeted it with this comment, “It takes courage to share your story.”

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Our Mixed Up, Messed Up Culture

As we close the final week of 2015 we are counting down the top ten posts based on reader views. This one received the fifth most hits for the year.

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Mary Gonzalez, a Texas Legislator, is trying to trying to change people’s minds about gender diversity. Mary is a pansexual.

Pansexual? Yes. In 60+ years on earth I’ve never heard of a pansexual. I guess I live too sheltered a life! So, of course, I googled it.

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Are The Duggars Hypocrites?

As we continue our countdown of the top 10 posts of 2015, this one was ranked #6. It was discussed, debated, and disputed. In light subsequent revelations of Josh Duggar’s adultery and admission that “I’m the biggest hypocrite there ever was” it does change the perspective of what I wrote at the time. However, the Biblical truth remains unchanged and should be read from that point of view.

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Last week I posted this question: “Does Sin Negate the Christian Faith?”

It was in response to the considerable media coverage about the family of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and the revelation that their son, Josh, was guilty of “inappropriate touching” about 12 years ago.

My post was very clear that I was not condoning Josh Duggar’s sinful behavior when he was a teenager. Neither was I attempting to pass judgment on the response of the Duggars, nor to defend them. . My post had one fundamental point: Sin in the life of a Believer does not invalidate the Bible teaching on morality, nullify the Truth, or negate the Christian Faith.

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CAN GOD FIX THIS?

As we continue our top 10 countdown of posts for 2015, this one ranked #7 in reader views. Tomorrow we won’t post. Have a Merry Christmas! We will resume on Saturday.

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Rescue crews tend to the injured in the intersection outside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California in this still image taken from video December 2, 2015. At least 20 people were reported injured in an active shooter situation, according to news reports. REUTERS/NBCLA.com/Handout via Reuters NO SALES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE

GOD ISN’T FIXING THIS” screamed the headline from Thursday’s New York Daily News following Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino leaving 14 dead and 21 wounded.

The subheading said, “As the latest bunch of innocent Americans are left laying in pools of blood, cowards who could  truly end gun scourge continue to hide behind meaningless platitudes.”

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