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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

HOW WHITE LIBERALS USE BLACK KIDS

"I am struck by the high level of anxiety and worry on all fronts," said Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, as PRRI released its American Values Survey November 17.
There are many obvious causes of national nervousness: terrorism, crime and domestic unrest, political weakness and uncertainty, economic woes, and moral collapse, to name a few.
Yet there is unidentifiable angst in the national soul. In our travels and interactions with people across the United States, we conclude this hidden distress is spiritual.
America needs revival, but first there must be national repentance.
Ancient Israel shows how it's possible for a whole nation to repent. There are powerful examples showing how repentance brought return to God, and restoration of the nation to its values and the best of its history, as well as security and general well-being.
America itself has had serious moments of repentance.
The new nation was much in need of revival and repentance just after the American Revolution. Alcoholism, immorality, crime, church decline all were rampant. Tom Paine thought "Christianity will be forgotten in thirty years."
Insightful leaders recognized the need for change and repentance.
In 1781, Thomas Jefferson, in his Notes on the State of Virginia, seeing the evil of slavery, asked: "can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction that (human) liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?"
Then Jefferson laid bare his own soul. "Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever."
Sadly, the repentance whose need was implied in Jefferson's words did not come for himself or the country, and God's justice was indeed awakened as America tore itself apart in the War Between the States decades later.
On July 19, 1812, President James Madison was moved not only to "implore the assistance of Heaven" as America was once again at war with Britain, but also to call for national repentance. Madison proclaimed August 20, 1812, to be set apart, among other things, to seek God's "assistance in the great duties of repentance and amendment."
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Wallace Henley Portrait(By CP Cartoonist Rod Anderson)Wallace Henley is an exclusive CP columnist.
A half-century later, in 1863, national repentance was again on the minds of many of the nation's leaders as North and South waged war against one another. President Lincoln concurred with the Senate in designating April 24, 1863, as a day of "national prayer and humiliation."
"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people," says Proverbs 14:34.
"Disgrace" refers to that which actually brings down a nation. National repentance is crucial for ridding a country and its people from the evils that cause fragmentation and dissolution. As with Lincoln and other leaders in American history, it is vital to identify and repent over specific sins against God's holiness.


National repentance is also strategically important because of the way the powers of darkness operate.
Paul writes that "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places …" (Ephesians 6:12)
The demonic operates on the principle of "place," or "ground." (Ephesians 4:26-27)
It is our own sin that provides the "ground" on which the demonic can build fortresses within us individually and nationally. Repentance removes the ground, and deprives Satan of his opportunity to control and destroy us.
The United States — any nation — repents the same way ancient Israel carried out national repentance: through the faithful remnant.
The principle is given in 2 Chronicles 7:14-16, where, as the Temple built by Solomon is dedicated, God promises: 
(If) My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. 
Centuries later Simon Peter tells Jesus, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." On the basis of that confession Jesus gives Simon a new name — Petros, a "piece of the Rock." And Jesus gives Simon Peter and all like him something else: "the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven."
Simon Peter's acknowledgement of Jesus as the "Christ" is the fundamental confession of the Church. The "keys" symbolize the authority of the Kingdom of God. They are given to the confessional community, the real Church that joins in Peter's declaration of Jesus' Messianic identity.
That authority was not given to the White House, the Congress, the Parliament, the Kremlin, or any other earthly power. The authentic Church is the agency of God's authority in the world. This is not mere earthly power that depends on the strength of human flesh and muscle. Rather, it is authority against the spiritual forces out to destroy the world.
When the Church repents on behalf of its nation, God releases forgiveness and healing on the land. When that happens the waters of revival sweep across the nation, bringing life where there have been dry deserts, and the harvest where there have been barren fields.
The best thing for America — and all the nations — is for the remnant within the midst of society to begin the New Year on its knees, repenting for national sins, and seeking God for revival.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/america-repent-new-year-urgent-terrorism-politics-economic-immorality-opinion-153070/#3uagQUUGqKlk84z6.99

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America's most urgent need as the New Year begins is national repentance.
"I am struck by the high level of anxiety and worry on all fronts," said Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, as PRRI released its American Values Survey November 17.
There are many obvious causes of national nervousness: terrorism, crime and domestic unrest, political weakness and uncertainty, economic woes, and moral collapse, to name a few.
Yet there is unidentifiable angst in the national soul. In our travels and interactions with people across the United States, we conclude this hidden distress is spiritual.
America needs revival, but first there must be national repentance.
Ancient Israel shows how it's possible for a whole nation to repent. There are powerful examples showing how repentance brought return to God, and restoration of the nation to its values and the best of its history, as well as security and general well-being.
America itself has had serious moments of repentance.
The new nation was much in need of revival and repentance just after the American Revolution. Alcoholism, immorality, crime, church decline all were rampant. Tom Paine thought "Christianity will be forgotten in thirty years."
Insightful leaders recognized the need for change and repentance.
In 1781, Thomas Jefferson, in his Notes on the State of Virginia, seeing the evil of slavery, asked: "can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction that (human) liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?"
Then Jefferson laid bare his own soul. "Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever."
Sadly, the repentance whose need was implied in Jefferson's words did not come for himself or the country, and God's justice was indeed awakened as America tore itself apart in the War Between the States decades later.
On July 19, 1812, President James Madison was moved not only to "implore the assistance of Heaven" as America was once again at war with Britain, but also to call for national repentance. Madison proclaimed August 20, 1812, to be set apart, among other things, to seek God's "assistance in the great duties of repentance and amendment."
image: http://images.christianpost.com/full/60327/wallace-henley-portrait.jpg?w=262
image: http://images.christianpost.com/full/60327/wallace-henley-portrait.jpg?w=262
image: http://images.christianpost.com/full/60327/wallace-henley-portrait.jpg?w=262
Wallace Henley Portrait(By CP Cartoonist Rod Anderson)Wallace Henley is an exclusive CP columnist.
A half-century later, in 1863, national repentance was again on the minds of many of the nation's leaders as North and South waged war against one another. President Lincoln concurred with the Senate in designating April 24, 1863, as a day of "national prayer and humiliation."
"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people," says Proverbs 14:34.
"Disgrace" refers to that which actually brings down a nation. National repentance is crucial for ridding a country and its people from the evils that cause fragmentation and dissolution. As with Lincoln and other leaders in American history, it is vital to identify and repent over specific sins against God's holiness.


National repentance is also strategically important because of the way the powers of darkness operate.
Paul writes that "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places …" (Ephesians 6:12)
The demonic operates on the principle of "place," or "ground." (Ephesians 4:26-27)
It is our own sin that provides the "ground" on which the demonic can build fortresses within us individually and nationally. Repentance removes the ground, and deprives Satan of his opportunity to control and destroy us.
The United States — any nation — repents the same way ancient Israel carried out national repentance: through the faithful remnant.
The principle is given in 2 Chronicles 7:14-16, where, as the Temple built by Solomon is dedicated, God promises: 
(If) My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. 
Centuries later Simon Peter tells Jesus, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." On the basis of that confession Jesus gives Simon a new name — Petros, a "piece of the Rock." And Jesus gives Simon Peter and all like him something else: "the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven."
Simon Peter's acknowledgement of Jesus as the "Christ" is the fundamental confession of the Church. The "keys" symbolize the authority of the Kingdom of God. They are given to the confessional community, the real Church that joins in Peter's declaration of Jesus' Messianic identity.
That authority was not given to the White House, the Congress, the Parliament, the Kremlin, or any other earthly power. The authentic Church is the agency of God's authority in the world. This is not mere earthly power that depends on the strength of human flesh and muscle. Rather, it is authority against the spiritual forces out to destroy the world.
When the Church repents on behalf of its nation, God releases forgiveness and healing on the land. When that happens the waters of revival sweep across the nation, bringing life where there have been dry deserts, and the harvest where there have been barren fields.
The best thing for America — and all the nations — is for the remnant within the midst of society to begin the New Year on its knees, repenting for national sins, and seeking God for revival.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/america-repent-new-year-urgent-terrorism-politics-economic-immorality-opinion-153070/#3uagQUUGqKlk84z6.99

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/america-repent-new-year-urgent-terrorism-politics-economic-immorality-opinion-153070/#twrGi20p1ShCQM53.99


Advice for parents of African-American college-bound students

WALTER WILLIAMS


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia ran headlong into the leftist meat grinder by questioning whether college admission of blacks with academic achievement levels significantly lower than the rest of the student body is beneficial to blacks. His question came up during oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, wherein the court will rule whether the use of race in college admission decisions violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of “equal protection of the laws” to all citizens.
Justice Scalia’s questions generated news headlines such as “Justice Scalia suggests blacks belong at ‘slower’ colleges,” “Scalia questions place of some black students in elite colleges” and “Scalia and the misguided ‘mismatch’ theory.” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said, “It is deeply disturbing to hear a Supreme Court justice endorse racist ideas from the bench of the nation’s highest court.”
The issue for black parents is not whether their sons and daughters should be admitted to an elite college or one that is lower-ranked. The issue is whether their sons and daughters should be admitted to a college where they would not be admitted if they were white. The question for black parents and black people is: Which better serves our interests, a black student’s being admitted to an elite college and winding up in the bottom of his class or flunking out, or a black student’s being admitted to a less prestigious college and performing just as well as his white peers? I would opt for a black student’s doing well and graduating from a less prestigious college.
Think of it this way. Suppose you asked, “Williams, would you teach my son how to box?” I say yes, and after your son wins a few amateur matches, I set him up with a match against an elite boxer like Mike Tyson or Lennox Lewis. Your son may have the potential to be a world-class boxer, but he is going to get his brains beaten out and have his career ended before he learns how to bob and weave.
It’s the same with any student – black or white. Pupils are less likely to succeed if they are placed in a fast-paced academic environment where their academic achievement levels do not begin to match those of their peers. Such students would have a greater chance of success in a slower-paced, less competitive environment, one more in tune with their preparation and where they might receive more personal help.
My recommendation to black parents is: Do not enroll your children in a college where their SAT score is 200 or more points below the average of that college. Keep in mind that students are not qualified or unqualified in any absolute sense. The nation has more than 4,800 colleges, meaning there’s a college for most anybody.
There are beneficiaries from admitting black students with little chance of performing at the level of other students. They are college presidents, administrators and campus liberals. Whether blacks graduate or have been steered into useless “Mickey Mouse” courses is irrelevant. Government race overseers are only counting colors. College administrators win kudos for achieving and celebrating “diversity,” not to mention the fact that they can keep government higher-education handouts.
Another group of beneficiaries is composed of black staff and faculty who are hired and create campus fiefdoms with big budgets based on the presence of black students. The number of black students enrolled is the key, not the number who graduate or wind up in useless “Mickey Mouse” courses or in the bottom of their classes. In fact, there is an element of perversity. The greater the number of blacks who are on academic probation or do not graduate the more justified are calls for greater budgets for academic support and student retention programs.
I have been asked: If elite colleges do not create lower admission standards, how are they going to have enough black students? My response is: That’s their problem. Black people cannot afford to have our youngsters turned into failures in order to support the agendas of diversity race hustlers and to lessen the guilt of white liberals.

Source>http://www.wnd.com/2015/12/how-white-liberals-use-black-kids/#XhSOYSQxiRecQTms.99

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