1. Hypocritical Tolerance

    May 20, 2016 by Paul Chappell

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    Earlier this week President Obama made an interesting remark in the White House at the Nordic Leaders’ Summit Arrival Ceremony (emphasis mine):

    And we believe in the inherent dignity of every human being. We believe in pluralism and tolerance and respect for free speech and freedom of religion…

    Sounds good, right? I mean, we all believe in tolerance and free speech and freedom of religion….

    No, it sounds hypocritical.

    This is coming from the man who believes in “tolerance” for everyone except those who believe in the biblical family, that Jesus is the only way of salvation, and that there is a moral definition of right and wrong found in Scripture.

    If you believe these things, you’re intolerant—in today’s use of the word. That is why the president included the word pluralism. (more…)


  2. A Call to Action

    March 28, 2016 by Paul Chappell

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    Besides the looming presidential election, there are two key issues presently facing our country—both of which are issues in which you can make a difference.

    Of course, the most important actions Bible-believing Christians can take are to pray and to witness. These are the direct commands God has given Christians who live in any country and in every era of history.

    American Christians, however, live in a nation where we elect representative leadership. Our phone calls, emails, and letters reach our leaders. We have a voice. And I want to encourage you to use yours today in two ways: (more…)


  3. When a Nation Turns Its Back to God—New Minibook Available

    October 23, 2015 by Paul Chappell

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    Do you ever wonder how a nation that carved the words of Scripture into its stone monuments and inscribed “In God We Trust” on its currency could come to the place where the Bible is openly scorned and its truth is disregarded?

    Although there have been concerning trends in our nation for years, it seemed to me that the Supreme Court decision this past summer granting same-sex marriage as a constitutional right brought this rejection of God to the level of an official national position.

    Just decades ago, we saw the resurgence of what some called the “moral majority” in America, but today, Christians who believe the Bible can only be described as a “moral minority.”

    How did we get here as a nation? Is there hope for a national turning back to God? And more importantly, what can Christians do today to make a difference for Christ? (more…)


  4. What to Remember on Memorial Day

    May 25, 2015 by Paul Chappell

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    I’ll just come right out and say it: I believe America is the greatest nation on earth.

    I know, I know. In today’s globalist times, nationalism isn’t always revered as a virtue. But there is not an unpatriotic bone in my body, and I unashamedly practice patriotism and believe it should be taught to a younger generation.

    I love America. I love the freedom that she stands for. I love her flag. And I love those who have sacrificed to make her what she is.

    I love the fact that we celebrate Memorial Day to honor those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. I love that we memorialize their sacrifice.

    What about our nation and our veterans do we remember on Memorial Day? (more…)


  5. Whatever Happened to God and Country?

    October 2, 2014 by Paul Chappell

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    Pro Aris et Focis—it’s the motto of many military regiments and an oft-adopted motto for military families. It’s a Latin phrase meaning “For God and Country.” The English translation is the motto for the American Legion.

    Throughout over 238 years of our nation’s history, we’ve easily acknowledged God and our dependence upon Him. It’s in our pledge, in our national anthem, and on virtually every national monument in our capital. It’s also in our enlistment oath for the armed services. Or at least, it used to be.

    A recent news article reported that, under threat of a lawsuit from the American Humanist Association representing an atheist member of the air force, the final four words of the enlistment oath—“So help me God”—are now optional.

    I am 100 percent for religious freedom. Every human being has a God-given freedom to choose to receive or reject the knowledge of God and the truth concerning Christ.

    But I am also 100 percent for national acknowledgement of and dependence upon God. Our nation was never “Christian” in the sense that every leader was a born again follower of Jesus Christ. But we never shied away from acknowledging our national need for God either. (more…)