MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Shh! No More About that Whistleblower!

December 3rd, 2018 Viewed 372 times

Over the weekend, many posts came from QAnon to the 8chan message boards– compared to the relative silence during the month of November. Things heated up during a broadcast of Hannity on Friday night, when Q seemed to be telling the source of Sara Carter and John Solomon‘s report to not reveal any more because it wasn’t time yet. Wait for Monday.

‘Course they had already said this much:

A Picture Is Worth Many Sentences

November 29th, 2018 Viewed 360 times

Yesterday, President Trump retweeted a tweet from a follower:

This caused no small stir, as even Rod Rosenstein is in this picture. When asked about it, Trump stated that it was fine to include him because he chose Robert Muller to be special counsel.

What’s interesting is that Q seems to have picked up on it today with his latest missive:

The usual statement is that a picture is worth a thousand words, so it didn’t take much for people to infer that “many sentences” could mean that many people will be sentenced for crimes– something many Q watchers have believed would be coming for some time now.

Does the Bible Support Women Political Leaders?

November 20th, 2018 Viewed 394 times

Every election season this questions returns to the forefront with people asking the question in different ways. In 2007, I covered the whole “Can a Woman be President of the United States?” and looking at that post I had quite the discussion in the comments for an introductory post.

The answer was less provocative than the title suggested. The Constitution and Amendments to the Constitution definitely permit the Presidency to be held by a man or a woman that gets the majority of the Electoral College.

Too Different to Make a Difference

November 15th, 2018 Viewed 499 times

Or different enough to distinguish the difference? Yes, I’m talking about Christianity—modern, post-modern, traditional, emergent—your choice.

There seems to be a fine line between Christian types today. If we seem to be too concerned about the ever-increasing ills of society we’re labeled ‘condemning’ and ‘intolerant’. Try instead, ‘sober’ and ‘vigilant’. 1 Peter 5:8

Or, if we’re embracing the lost and at the same time compromising the foundation of faith we’re called ‘seekers’ attempting to draw converts under cover of worldly placebos.

It’s sometimes hard to balance the command to “Come out from among them and be ye separate” with “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.”

The Problem of the Marriage Checklist

November 14th, 2018 Viewed 316 times

I don’t think that any young man or young woman of marriageable age does not have a checklist. Sure, it may not be one that’s written down on paper or digitally stored in your phone where you evaluate each person that walks by you according to the score, but internally you know what you’re looking for.

How many points of the checklist does this guy have?

It’s said that a woman can tell within minutes, if not quicker, whether or not she’ll be attracted or want to talk to you. I’m sure with a man it’s often faster. We have primary, secondary and even other checklists to get to certain stages.

But are these checklists healthy?

Some Abortion Facts

November 13th, 2018 Viewed 357 times

Did you know, that in England and Wales, nearly 25% of all pregnancies are terminated by means of abortion? Six million, in fact, since 1967. For more, check out Alive and Kicking, the campaign to make abortions rare in the UK.

Sweden stats: 35,000 abortions per year. (check on that it said 35.000)

As for the United States, an article on the Supreme Court’s recent upholding of the partial birth abortion ban stated the following:

More than 1 million abortions are performed in the United States each year, according to recent statistics. Nearly 90 percent of those occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and are not affected by Tuesday’s ruling.

Worldwide abortion stats:

  • 46 million per year
  • 126,000 per day
  • 64.4% of all abortions are performed on never-married women
  • 18.4% of all abortions are performed on married women
  • 9.4% of all abortions are performed on divorced women
  • 93% of all women say their decision to have an abortion was a social decision (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient)
  • 47% of all abortions are performed on women who have already had one or more abortions

Counting the Cost

November 13th, 2018 Viewed 191 times

Luke 14:1-33

David enjoyed much favor from God, for he was a man after God’s own heart. In 2 Samuel 24 we catch up to David near the end of his life. David numbered the children of Israel, something the kings were told not to do—their victory was to be found in the Lord. Upon doing it, David realized his error, but he was punished anyway, and when he was given the chance to put an end and make a sacrifice he went to the threshing floor of Araunah. Araunah offered to give him the floor and the items for the offering, but David would have none of it. He would not offer an offering to God that cost him nothing.

photo by: Chris Yarzab

Voting Irregularities in Florida

November 12th, 2018 Viewed 219 times

John Fund points out that there should be a lot more media attention paid toward Florida:

In [Florida,] Republican governor and Senate candidate Rick Scott’s lawsuit against Democratic Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher, the county court found that Bucher was illegally withholding over-votes and under-votes from the county canvassing board and barring public viewing of the counting.

Gov. Scott also filed a lawsuit against Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes last Thursday, alleging that her office was hiding information about the number of ballots left to be counted. Again, a county court ruled in his favor as Snipes kept “discovering” new ballots.

Despite these clear rulings, the Sunday morning programs on ABC News and NBC News ignored the court orders. While it’s certainly true that claims of election irregularities and fraud shouldn’t be blindly reported, the media has an obligation to pay attention to the context.

John Fund via Fox News

Florida was the epicenter of the issues of Bush v. Gore back in 2000, and I can’t remember an election where one wondered what they’d end up with in an electoral contest.

Now with ballots supposedly in AVIS rental cars, in a moving truck, and in a elementary school storage area and election supervisors with convictions of removing ballots, while not even including the fact that the Dem’s lawyers want illegal immigrant’s votes counted— this reeks of corruption.

Will this be enough to force Voter ID?

Are You All Talk?

November 12th, 2018 Viewed 195 times

There’s a saying that goes “talk is cheap” and with the invention of the Internet, we know just how true that is. While technically it costs something to post to social media or to blogs, it feels free– as free as speech itself. And because it is easy and feels free, we’re all experts on all sorts of topics, pontificating to whomever will listen in our expert tones… but do our lives match up?

You have the truth, are you making a difference?

Nowhere is this more pointed than in our spiritual lives. It is very easy for us to talk about how we should live the Christian life, but how does our talk and our walk measure up?

photo by: Chris Yarzab

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.