Ten Commandments in Alabama: time for restoration

Residents in Alabama will vote this November on a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would expressly allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed in public buildings and schools.

The Alabama House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved S.B. 181 on Thursday 66 to 19 after the measure likewise cleared the House last month with a strongly supportive vote of 23-3.

As previously reported, the bill, presented by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, allows the Ten Commandments to be displayed if desired but does not require it, and mandates that the display be done in what is deemed a constitutional manner.

Quote source

Clark, H. (2018). Alabama Residents to Vote on Ten Commandments Amendment After Proposal Approved by Lawmakers. Christian News Network. Available http://christiannews.net/2018/03/23/alabama-residents-to-vote-on-ten-commandments-amendment-after-proposal-approved-by-lawmakers/. Last accessed 26th Mar 2018

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Religious influence in South Australian law

Thus, with a greater proportion of Methodists and others who wanted such things as moderation in the drinking of alcoholic beverages, or total abstinence from them, South Australia adopted in 1914 the earlier closing of hotels, at 6 pm.

The colony became known as well for its strict observance of Sunday as a day of rest. In Adelaide [the capital city] the day was marked by citizens restricting work and normal pleasures. This happened in the country as well, where attendance at religious services was often a social as well as a religious occasion.

Quote source

Gibbs, R.M. (1969). A History of South Australia. Balara Books, Adelaide, p. 173

Important religious exemptions for toll roads

Travellers moving between Adelaide and Mount Barker and the south-eastern districts found that there was no surveyed road through the hills…beyond Glen Osmond [a locality between Adelaide and Mount Barker]. They had to travel through private property along a track which became steadily busier as the settlements expanded.

There was a great need for a properly constructed road, and in Governor Grey’s time construction began from the Glen Osmond Valley to the property of David Crafer…

To save government money, Grey allowed to road-makers to collect tolls to pay for their expenses, and a so a toll-gate and toll-house were built at Glen Osmond. From 1841 to 1847, tolls were collected on carriages and stock.

Two shillings was the toll for a bullock-wagon and a half-penny the toll for each sheep, but…people going to worship on Sundays were allowed to travel free of charge.

Quote source

Gibbs, R.M. (1969).  A History of South Australia. Balara Books, Adelaide, pp. 53-54

Resisting the sodomites, leftists, and compromisers

This is why you cannot compromise with leftists or cede your position based on their arguments. They do not want to come to an understanding—they want obedience. That’s all they will accept. Make one concession and they’ll demand another, and another, and another, unto infinity.

If you let up on the rightness of your fundamental position—in this case, that homosexuality is a perversion and gay marriage is an abomination—then you’ll quickly discover that you’ve let up on your right to hold that position. I suspect the next step will be the revocation of tax-exempt status for religious entities that do not amend their doctrines to make sodomy and same-sex “marriage” morally righteous.

Churches and religious organizations who do not strike Romans 1:26–28, Jude 1:5–8, 1 Timothy 1:8–11, Mark 10:6–9, 1 Corinthians 7:2, and many other passages from the Bible will be subject to financial and tax penalties that will cripple most of them. Once that is complete, the full, Roman-style persecution will begin in earnest.

If there will be any silver lining when that day arrives, it will be final separation of the wheat from the chaff. I suspect we’ll discover quite a lot of chaff. But the few Christians who remain steadfast in their faith, even as it is outlawed and its adherents subjected to all manner of indignities, can at least look around at one another and know they are finally in the company of true believers.

Quote source

Walsh, M. (2017). The Unholy Trinity: Blocking the Left’s Assault on Life, Marriage, and Gender. Image, New York, pp. 148-149

All under God, in every way possible

The world, moreover, cannot be surrendered to Satan. It is God’s world and must be brought under God’s law, politically, economically, and in every other way possible.

The Enlightenment, by its savage and long-standing attack on Biblical faith, has brought about the long retreat of Christianity from a full-orbed faith to a kind of last-ditch battle centering around the doctrines of salvation and of the infallible Scripture.

The time has come for a full-scale offensive, and it has indeed begun, to bring every area of thought into captivity to Christ, to establish the whole counsel of God and every implication of His infallible Word.

Quote source

Rusdoony, R.J. (1969). The Biblical Philosophy of History [ebook]. Ross House Books, Vallecito, Location 260-64

Evolutionist claims refuted by creationists (again)

I think I’ve used this first quote before, but according to the Skeptic’s Dictionary:

However, when the entire scientific community has been proved to be wrong in the past it has been proved to be wrong by other scientists, not pseudoscientists [the label used by SkepDic for creation scientists].

They have been proved wrong by others doing empirical investigation, not by others who begin with faith in a religious dogma and who see no need to do any empirical investigation or prediction to support their beliefs.

Now compare that against the following:

It all began in the late 1970s when [creationist Jack] Cuozzo began to question the evolutionary interpretation of the fossil record. The antagonism [from evolutionists] resulted from his attempt to study the original Neandertal skeletal material housed in several Paris museums…

Cuozzo had taken numerous radiographs of the Neandertals with a portable cephalometric X-ray machine developed by General Electric Corporation for use in fossil research. At the time there were only two portable cephalometric X-ray machines in the world. He believed that the radiographs provided evidence against the orthodox evolutionary view of the Neandertals…

The X-ray photographs, it turned out, produced important new information about Neandertals that was detrimental to Darwinism, including evidence showing that many textbook measurements were incorrect.

Quote sources

  1. Carroll, R. (ed) (2015). “Creationism and Creation Science” in The Skeptic’s Dictionary. Available http://skepdic.com/creation.html. Last accessed 13 Mar 2018
  2. Bergman, J. (2017). Evolution’s Blunders, Frauds and Forgeries. Creation Book Publishers, Powder Springs, pp. 37-38

Street preaching victory in Launceston

Caleb Corneloup has been a street evangelist for several years, preaching in each of the cities where he has lived.

That is why he applied to the Launceston City Council for a permit to conduct street preaching and evangelistic activities in the city mall when he moved there recently.

Unfortunately, Caleb was informed by the Council that street evangelism was not permitted.

Lawyers affiliated with the Human Rights Law Alliance challenged this wide-ranging prohibition by the Council in the Federal Court, arguing that the decision was not properly made, was discriminatory on the ground of religion, and was invalid by reason of the implied freedom of political communication in the Australian Constitution.

With our help, Caleb was successful in the Federal Court. The Launceston City Council has granted permission for Caleb to preach in the city mall, which he does regularly.

Quote source

Human Rights Law Alliance  (2017). Corneloup v Launceston – Defending Street Evangelism in the Federal Court. Available http://www.hrla.org.au/corneloup. Last accessed 9 Mar 2018.