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Evangelical Leaders Plan Texas Meeting to Discuss Possible Endorsement
Do you really think Biblically?
Our Trojan Horse president
Obama Gives Gambling a Christmas Present

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Evangelical Leaders Plan Texas Meeting to Discuss Possible Endorsement
by Paul Stanley, Christian Post

Only five months after meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his wife Anita, the same group of evangelical heavyweights will once again gather in the Lone Star state to discuss the GOP presidential race and who may or may not earn a blanket endorsement from the group.

An invitation that was sent on Wednesday read in part, “You and your spouse are cordially invited to a private meeting with national conservative leaders of faith at the ranch of Paul and Nancy Pressler near Brenham, Texas with the purpose of attempting to unite and come to a consensus on which Republican presidential candidate to support or which not to support.”

The group of evangelicals includes Don Wildmon, the former chairman of the American Family Association and a supporter of Newt Gingrich, former presidential candidate Gary Bauer, and Focus on the Family Founder James Dobson.

“Yes, I received the invitation but I have decided not to attend,” said one prominent conservative leader who asked not to be identified.

“I know what they’re trying to accomplish but...

"Meat" of Biblical principles versus "non-fat milk" of Your Best Life Now!
by Ray Comfort

An October 2003 survey conducted by the Barna Group found that 45 percent of those who profess to be born-again Christians believed that gambling was morally acceptable. According to the survey, 49 percent believed that “living with someone of the opposite sex without being married” was morally okay. Just under half of those questioned (49 percent) were comfortable with “enjoying sexual thoughts or fantasies about someone,” while one third (33 percent) of those professing to be born again thought that it was okay to kill a baby while it is still in the womb.

 In 2001, a survey conducted by the Alan Guttmacher Institute in New York found that “13 percent of abortion patients describe themselves as born-again or evangelical Christians." That is, of all those who actually murdered their own unborn children, nearly one in eight professed faith in Jesus Christ. That is difficult to reconcile with the fact that Christians are supposed to love God and love others as much as they love themselves.

Additionally, according to an article titled “Porn Nation” in World Magazine...

Do you really think Biblically?

(TXPC NOTE:  We strongly urge every pastor to review this site and use the outstanding resources available to assess and improve the Biblical worldview level among your staff, church leadership and congregation.  The crisis of Biblical knowledge, belief and application among professing Christians is THE greatest challenge our nation faces - not external or internal foes!  Dave W.)

Welcome to Pillars of the World. The purpose of this site is to provide the Christian community with a means of measuring the strength of the "pillars" upon which Christ is building His Church. The apostle Paul said, "I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth." (1 Timothy 3:15)

Pillars of the World consists of four assessments to gauge how well we know, understand and apply the Word of God, personally and corporately for advancing the Kingdom of Christ. We invite you to take the "Quick Tour" at the bottom to see how the program works.

Click here for Quick Tour of Pillars of the World!

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Our Trojan Horse president
Good fiction must ring true to life - this narrative is incredible
by Robert Knight - The Washington Times

I was thinking about writing a novel about what might happen if a man who hates America and wants to bring it down is somehow elected president. What would he do?

I sketched out a few plot elements, and you can decide whether this will fly.

First, the Trojan Horse president would initiate unprecedented spending, driving the debt up by more than $4 trillion just in the first three years. Much of the money would go into the pockets of political supporters and people who donate heavily to his campaigns.

He would ram through an unreadable law allowing the federal government to seize the health care system, which would transform citizens into beholden subjects.

He would cut out private lenders and federalize student loans.

He would go on a world apology tour, letting America's friends and foes know that he is doing whatever he can to make sure America becomes a third-rate power and is brought to heel under a growing world government headed by the United Nations. While on the tour, he would praise Islam and denigrate America's Christian heritage.

He would cripple America's ability to be energy-independent by...

Obama Gives Gambling a Christmas Present
by Phyllis Schlafly

Just before sneaking off to Hawaii where he barred news photos on the golf course, President Obama overturned longstanding U.S. policy that prohibited internet gambling. In yet another presidential shenanigan that bypasses U.S. law, Obama used the device of a secret Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel opinion, dated in September and quietly released to the public on Christmas Eve.

The Justice Department opinion opens the door for all U.S. states to sell lottery tickets over the internet, and to encourage varieties of online web-based gambling such as poker.

The Justice Department opinion reverses decades of previous policy that included civil and criminal charges. It undermines the U.S. Wire Act of 1961, which up to now has prohibited all wagers via telecommunications across state lines or international borders.

Eric Holder's lawyers invented the argument that the Wire Act applies only to bets on a "sporting event or contest," but not to a state's use of the internet to sell lottery tickets to adults within its borders.

The Assistant Attorney General who wrote the opinion, Virginia Seitz, claimed...

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