MInTheGap

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

How Far Will Obama Go to Protect Planned Parenthood

September 7th, 2016 Viewed 1437 times

Concerns are being expressed over a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that suggests that it plans to ban states from defunding abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.

The notice of proposed rulemaking, “Compliance with Title X Requirements by Project Recipients in Selecting Subrecipients,” outlines that it plans to amend the Code of Federal Regulations to read, “No recipient making subawards for the provision of services as part of its Title X project may prohibit an entity from participating for reasons unrelated to its ability to provide services effectively.”

Obama Administration Proposes Rule That Could Ban States From Defunding Planned Parenthood

Obama Set Expectations Too High

May 8th, 2015 Viewed 931 times
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English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you promise the world, and don’t deliver, don’t expect them to support you.

This is a key to understanding where our elections are going.  It seems that today we’re having a popularity contest instead of an election, and to get that degree of popularity we are having people sign up to run for election hoping to bank of the promises they can make to certain groups.

Candidates are touting their ability to be “the first female President” or hoping that a male running against a female will have a difficult time because of their sex, just like many had trouble running against Pres. Obama because of the color of his skin.

Then we have people that continue to make promises that you know that they won’t or can’t keep, but that doesn’t stop them from making them to get people to vote for them!

When Pres. Obama’s approval ratings were way down low, it was in part to the fact that the economy was not where he said it would be.  Now that it looks like it’s improving and he’s not able to do as much, they are coming back up.

In any case, be careful candidates– don’t set expectations so high you cannot reach them!

 

Respect a Man I Disagree With?

January 27th, 2009 Viewed 2365 times

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The setting was the Roman Empire.  From his prison cell, the Apostle Paul was writing letters to churches and individuals instructing them on the faith—teaching doctrine through words that would be read and parsed down through the generations.

It was a bad time to be a Christian.  Not in the grand scheme of things, for Christianity was growing and spreading in a manner that startled world leaders, but in the sense that one could be put to death in the most cruel manners (crucifixion, human torch, fed to lions, etc.).

It was with this backdrop that Paul instructed believers about those that rule over us:

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves [dang]ation. – Romans 13:1-2

The passage goes on to say that all rulers are ordained by God for the purpose of keeping the law, and that we ought to pay taxes to them.  Ouch.

Should Everyone Have a Vote?

January 15th, 2009 Viewed 2112 times, 3 so far today

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Yesterday we considered the Electoral College, but in order to fully appreciate the discussion, I think we need to look into the system that was set up by the Founders.  When we look at this question, however, we have to start with voting, and what we find may be shocking to some of you.

So Who Is Fit To Pray at the Inauguration?

January 13th, 2009 Viewed 2187 times

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There are many reasons that I do not envy President-Elect Barak Obama.  One of which is that I believe that he’s becoming President during one of the nation’s most trying times.  Another is that I believe he was elected because of the promises that he made during the campaign—promises that I believe he will have a hard time keeping when he’s sworn in as President.

And oh, there’s this little issue of who his supporters are and what they believe.

Presidential Qualifications

December 19th, 2008 Viewed 2585 times

Obama Header If President-Elect Obama does well in office, what does that say about the qualifications to be president?

Where Do You Stand on the Auto Bailout?

December 15th, 2008 Viewed 1577 times, 1 so far today

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This week, the U.S. Senate stopped the Auto Bailout bill.  This is the bill that President Bush worked with the Democrat leadership in the House and Senate to try to get passed.  This is the yet another time that the Republicans have stood on principle and have gone against their President and/or Presidential Candidate, Sen. John McCain.

Is It a Snub?

December 15th, 2008 Viewed 1546 times, 1 so far today

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From the desk of “Why is this news”, the AP is reporting that the White House has told President-Elect Obama that they cannot move into the Blair House (a guest house across the street from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue) before January 15—the traditional date for President-Elects to move to Washington.

Do You Need God’s Intervention?

August 2nd, 2006 Viewed 5955 times, 6 so far today

Which WayWhen do you feel that you have the best handle on the will of God? For me, it seems like it’s almost after the situation has come and gone. Looking back we can see with better clarity that truly God was working in the event and that He arranged thing correctly. The other time that we can see God’s will plainly is when there’s no other thing to do but to turn to Him. Many people down through the ages have had to rely totally on God, and many people that were used mightily of Him were brought low first.

MInTheGap

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