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CCM017- Den of Vipers
Today on Conservative Christian Movement, I’ll
go over what we know so far on the 2020 presidential trail of tears, Democrat
style. I’ll talk about what we can learn
from Frank Stephens, actor, speaker, writer and survivor of Downs Syndrome. I’ll go over a couple of liberal meltdowns
from the past week. Links can be found at
ccmpodcast.com. Thanks for joining me. I am Jeff Stipe, your host.
Let’s get started.
verse of the Day:
Matthew 12:34 (NIV)
brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the
mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
You don’t have to watch the news very long
to see how this verse is so appropriate today.
Honestly, even Fox News struggles at times to report “fair and balanced”
news. When you look at CNN, MSNBC and
other networks, the bias is amazing. We
have many “Broods” of vipers in our nation and in our world. Even within the churches.
The verse of the day, at least to me and
my podcast, means what is buried deep within your core will come out of your
mouth. Hate for hate, love for love, your
bias shows. Gone are the days when you
would never guess someone’s political belief. It is put out on display every day, full
screen which is sad. News should be rooted
Today’s political environment is no
different. I talked last week about the
train wreck of the Democrats sitting on their hands with disdain on their face as
the president spoke. It’s really sad to
see. The divisiveness is thick and growing
It’s President’s Day in the US. It’s only fitting to discuss the list of
those who currently seek the nomination for president on the Democrat ticket
for 2020. The list is long, familiar (in
most cases) and unsurprising. Already
the press is picking winners, yet pushing positive news for most of them. All, of course in the name of ridding our
country of the 45th president.
Some are posting on Facebook (nameless of
course), we celebrate 44 out of 45 presidents for obvious reasons. This might be true for me but the one left
out isn’t President Trump. It’s sad as I
said, the hatred for one man who beat out 16 others to become #45. That is some feat, yet defeating him is some
major goal in most liberals, both in congress and in the public.
Since the State of the Union address,
there have been 9 Democrats fully announce or explore the idea of running
again. To date, the three missing names
are perhaps the most expected; Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders (though
he is an independent). I did not link to
the article, but somewhere I saw up to 450 people have considered a run on the Democrat
ticket in 2020. I’m not surprised as
there is a feeling of hope to run in the face of hatred for the president.
The Hill listed the top 10 Democrats for
2020: Some have announced, others have not.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX)
Former Vice President Joe Biden
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ)
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg
CCM 016- Hate of the Union
Today on the Conservative Christian
Movement, I’m making a change versus
what I planned from my last Episode.
Instead of the planned topics, I am choosing to summarize the State of the Union speech from February 5. I’ll do so in a way most other commentators are
not; by building the Democrat party
platform for 2020 based on their reaction
to the president’s comments in the State of the Union. I’ll get back to business as usual next
week… Welcome back to the Conservative
Christian Movement Podcast. This episode
was recorded February 8, 2019. I am Jeff
Stipe, your host.
Let’s get started.
verse of the Day:
Proverbs 29:2 (NIV)
“When the righteous thrive, the people
rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
This is perhaps the most applicable verse when considering Christian participation in politics. The founding fathers preferred righteous leadership over wicked rule, which was so prevalent
in their struggle for independence. I
talked at length about this in episode 2 (A Journey to a New World).
Our nation struggles today with a shifting
away from simple Biblical principles which were woven into our Constitution
willfully by framers who believed not only in the infallible Word of God, but
the positive influence in both our individual walk and our nations standing in
Slowly, over time, Liberals have loaded
the courts to speed the separation of Church from the state, something never
intended before. In each of the Seven
Mountains mentioned in episode 1 (Change the world). These are Religion, Family,
Education, Government, Media, Arts &
Entertainment and Business. Liberals (of
which Republicans are often a part), amplify
sin to normalize it and desensitize
you to it though these 7 mountains.
The ultimate goal is to minimize YOUR
impact as a Christian for the good, while making sin an acceptable and expected
And now, my take on the Democrat
Progressives reaction to President Trump.
of the Union
This week, President Trump gave his State
of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. As is usually the case, he made statements,
some cheered, others jeered. I’ve heard
many critiques of the speech and of the Democrat reaction to those
statements. To which I thought, their
reaction signifies their beliefs and ultimately their party platform.
I will preface this statement by stating
openly, the Democrat party HATES President Trump. They hated from the start, the plan he put
out as a candidate and the steps he has taken to “Drain the Swamp” in DC. But I digress…
The president put forth his message in
hopes of unifying the un-unifiable. Hi
message spanned the gamut of “Can’t we all just get along” to wow, our nation
is in great shape. There was little
patting himself on the back. Honestly
the year has been a pretty good year for our country and is set to continue for
the near future.
It wasn’t all bad. I’ll start with the glimmer of hope which has
already faded out to nothingness.
It seems we can all get along with
Birthdays, women in the workplace and economic development for women in foreign
countries. We saw the house chamber
erupt into Happy Birthday (a first ever) and a unified “U-S-A” chant another
CCM- 015 Suffer the Children
Today on the Conservative Christian Movement podcast, I'll discuss President Trump ordained by God. I'll talk about the mid-term election, the 116th Congress which is in full and talk about why DC is so blue. I'll unpack the abortion drama spreading across the nation like wildfire and continue calling out the insanity that is liberalism in America
You are listening to CCM Podcast Episode 15, Suffer the Little Ones. This episode was recorded Feb 1, 2019.
Thank you all for being here. I am Jeff your host. .
Notes for this episode can be found at CCMPodcast.com. Let's get started…
The verse of the day:
Romans 13:1 (NIV) Courtesy of Bible Gateway
"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God."
You and I are subject to governing authorities. There is no question about that. The gulf between conservative and liberal thought these days is wider than ever. In Episode 5 (Link below) I talked about the meat grinder called politics. It's a wonder any Christian would want to serve in such a bitter world.
President Trump is Ordained by God
These days Liberals are so far left, blinded by desire to rid this nation of a president, no individual outside their circle can say nothing correctly. If the president says the sky is blue, they would disagree. Take what Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in an interview with CBN.
"I think God calls all of us to fill different roles at different times and I think that He wanted Donald Trump to become president."
USA Today wasted no time with the rhetoric train, bashing her for such a wild statement. From our verse of the day, God puts people in places of authority for His purposes, not ours. We don't always understand why but we have to live with it. When Obama won his first term, I was saddened. Then his second win, I might as well have been devastated. But as I have mentioned before, losses in politics are opportunities to play the game differently.
Yes, I agree with Sarah's assessment. President Trump is the one God chose in 2016. After all, the alternative was worse than Obama (my opinion). USA Today calls out Christians for running to this verse when it serves a purpose. I'm using it because for one thing, the Word of God is infallible, it is alive today as yesterday and we gain from it what God wants us to when we read it. You might get a different message from the word than I do from the same scripture. It's amazing that way.
Obama's presidency was an unmitigated disaster for our standing in the world; not exactly a failure in the minds of the left. President Trump has been willing to un-ring those bells.
Is the president perfect? No… Nor was David who was clearly chosen by God to lead Israel at a young age. Are we giving him a pass on his transgressions? Maybe, but he is president and deserves at least a measure of respect for it. Obama got that much in spite of "knowing" he was flat wrong.
What we can see here, is no matter what you say, if you say it with a Christian tone, you'll get crucified for it. But why? Better yet, what can YOU do about it?
Charisma News actually put some dimensions around all the things (and people) liberals hate. It's a substantial list but you can't add everything they hate to a list. It just wouldn't be feasible. The Constitution, Freedom, Israel,
CCM 014- Why We Must Fight
Conservative Christian Movement Podcast Episode 014- Why We Must Fight!
You are listening to the Conservative Christian Movement Podcast, episode 14, “Why We Must Fight”. This episode is being recorded August 3rd, 2018. Show notes can be found at CCMPodcast.com.
Welcome to the show! Today I will wrap up the Rules for Radicals with Rule # 13. I’ll talk through the myriad of news consuming our world today and talk a bit about where this show is headed and I’ll talk a bit about why it’s been so long since I’ve published an episode I’ll give you a glimpse of the emails I receive on a daily basis which confirms why we must fight. I’ll also give you the two questions to ask your elected officials which can determine their fitness for serving in our government. To end the episode, I’ll give more evidence of meltdowns from liberal minded people.
Without any further delay, let’s get right to it.
The verse of the Day
Deuteronomy 20:1 New International Version (NIV)
Going to War
When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.
The title of this episode, “Why We Must Fight” is a bit of a misnomer. I don’t speak of fighting in the physical sense, fist fights and violence. No, I suggest, and have done so in previous emails, we as Christians must be willing to fight the emotional, spiritual and electional (if that’s even a word), battles. We must understand the rules of engagement. And, as we have studied over the past several episodes, use the rules for radicals for the good of our Nation— for Christian Values.
As we read in Deuteronomy 20:1, God delivers us when we need him to. We must just expect deliverance. We must be empowered in our minds to fight with God on our side. We must not be afraid of those we oppose. Some are Republicans, Most are Democrats, Socialists, Communists, and others. More an more, these groups suggest violence to silence God’s people. The USA will suffer if Christians are unwilling or unable to fight the fight being handed to us.
Rule number 13 from Saul Alinsky...
The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.
This is the final rule as written by Alinsky. In case you’ve lived under a rock, this one is the easiest of all to detect. You can recognize it based on the number of people pointing to a specific target. Take President Trump for instance. Just in the past week we’ve heard so much about separating immigrant children, here illegally from their illegal alien parents. I won’t pretend to know what is really going on with this story, but one thing is clear. The president is the target, the press freezes him by talking about it non-stop, they attack him personally, claiming he has no heart and has feelings for humans.
What you must fully understand, the rules for radicals were not based on logic, not based on fighting for the Constitution, or specifically to help we Americans be the light of the world. Not, quite the opposite is true. These were to bring about the liberal agenda. These days that means promotion of abortion, gay marriage, equal (special) rights for LGBTQ and whatever next letter happens to fit the agenda, and open borders.
The thirteenth rule can be used when a specific person stands in the way of winning on any of thee issues. Now, with Justice Kennedy retiring, the rhetoric (and use of this rule) are ratcheted up. Interestingly as I’ll share later, Liberals know they will not win against the President and his pick of a new Supreme Court Justice. What they will do, is use the situation for fund raising. This will fund candidates in November in hopes of winning back control of both the House of Representatives and the ...
CCM013- Rise Through Knowledge
Welcome to the Conservative Christian Movement Podcast. I am Jeff, your host. This is episode 013; “Rise Through Knowledge”. Today on the Conservative Christian Movement Podcast I’ll give details on Saul Alinsky’s Twelfth rule for Radicals, We’ll wrap up the conversation about the Johnson Amendment. I’ll finish with more examples of liberal melt downs and talk Serenity in Politics, if there is such a thing. Show Notes for this episode can be found at CCMPodcast.com. Thank you for the opportunity to teach you. Remember to Subscribe, Rate and Review the show. Again, thank you for joining in, lets go!
The verse of the day:
Matthew 7:7 New International Version (NIB)
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
As we move into the US mid-term election cycle, you may notice many television ads, mailers in your mailbox and facebook this and that, all in the name of electing a specific candidate. It is funny how every candidate is miraculously conservative on the Republican side and Liberal on the Democratic side. The truth, however, most are less conservative— hence more liberal than they claim.
There are tools out there to shed light on candidates claims to represent your interests. For many years now we have all heard “I will fight abortion, protect guns ownership, protect property rights, cut taxes and bring sanity to our fiscal house.” One candidate after another, whether local, state or federal has claimed on or more of these promises. The fact is abortion remains, gun ownership is at an all-time threat, property rights are dwindling and our fiscal house, well is crumbling. I wrote a blog post in 2012 about the deficit. At the time the National Debt was $16 Trillion. To be clear a $1 Trillion has 9 zeroes behind it, yes 9! Today, the National Debt is $21 Trillion. Since the US House of Representatives controls the budget, who is to blame? Yes, Republicans, especially those of Moderate and Liberal bent. Not one candidate for the House of Representatives stood in front of a camera and stated openly, I will ensure we reach $21 Trillion by 2018.
Did you ask the question at the time “who should you vote for?” Did you even vote in any of the elections since 2012? Stats say about 3 in 4 Christians voted. Unfortunately, as we have discovered in the last episode, #12 not all Christians are truly conservative. I believe whole heartedly, a Conservative Christian is compatible with Biblical Principles. Those who claim Jesus was a Liberal, are simply wrong. You as an individual should be willing to help with your personal wealth, not ask the government to do it.
I just recently created a video, seen at facebook.com/ccmpodcast, which shared iVoterGuide.com, a tool to root out those not-so-conservative politicians who would fail to live up to the conservative Christian values they run on. This video, specifically created by request in Ohio is linked below. iVoterGuide.com works across America by simply entering your zip code.
The key is to seek wisdom to sort out the fodder by seeking wisdom. As Matthew 7:7 states, “seek and you will find."
The Twelfth Rule for Radicals—
The Twelfth Rule is: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. You cannot risk being trapped by the enemy in his sudden agreement with your demand and saying “You’re right — we don’t know what to do about this issue. Now you tell us.”
Bill Clinton, back in the day denied allegations of sordid acts with Monica Lewinsky. He denied it to the end with a finger wagging in the camera. The denial unraveled as more an more evidence proved the contrary. You could call the investigation an attack on Clinton himself. He was impeached not for the ac
CCM 012- Speak the Truth
Welcome to the Conservative Christian Movement Podcast episode 012 titled "Speak the Truth". Today on the Conservative Christian Movement Podcast I’ll give details on Saul Alinsky’s Eleventh rule for Radicals, We'll continue talking about Johnson Amendment in depth. I’ll finish with more examples of liberal melt downs. Show Notes for this episode can be found at CCMPodcast.com. Thank you for joining in, without any more Introductions, let's get started.
The verse of the day:
Proverbs 11:3 Living Bible (TLB)
A good man is guided by his honesty; the evil man is destroyed by his dishonesty.
In our political system we elect (hopefully) human beings, all of which according to the word are sinful beings. I am sinful, you are sinful; we ALL are sinful and have fallen short of the glory of God. That means none of us are particularly worthy of God's grace, though because He loves us, we are set free of our sins. We are also limited in our capacity to live like Jesus lived.
Aside from good works, our greatest sign of a moral compass is our honesty. As we hire our representatives at the local, state and federal levels, more data exists, giving permanent evidence as to how well they have lived up to their word. In that respect those who fall short can legitimately be fired, while those who have the fortitude to live up to their words and work hard for you, can be blessed with re-election.
Making the choice to give the job and take it away is a personal task each of us, especially Christians, must take-- and take seriously if we are to every fight back from the brink of destruction for which turning away from God has led us.
The Eleventh Rule for Radicals—
The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside;
The eleventh rule follows closely behind the tenth. Sustainment of attacks is required. But what is it that Alinsky means by "Counterside?" Let's presume for a moment, any attack by an Alinsky follower is made up mostly of half-truths. The activists publicly state something about company X and continue making the statements over time. The company can react in one of a few ways. They could simply ignore it. They could make a simple statement in defense. They could react with multiple statements.
If reacting with multiple statements, by perhaps multiple people, there is a risk of contradictory statements or even a perceived admission of truth to the claim. Therein lies the counterside. Now the activist can act shocked at the admission, offer a "told you so" and then ratchet the pressure. The counterside now is a changing defense which simply proves guilt in the mind of people.
We see this tactic frequently in hopes of causing an outburst and the hope for increased negative tone on behalf of our president. I've talked about Russia in prior episodes. We have a full year of denials on behalf of the administration and a full year of accusations from Democrats and a possible presidential interview with the special counsel, Robert Mueller (which I fully expect to be a gotcha circus). If I had a phone line direct to the white house, I'd say don't do it… Fodder WILL follow.
And now, part 2-- The Johnson Amendment
We talked last week about Lyndon B. Johnson nearly losing a primary election to a candidate supported by a 501 c (3) organization. This was the impetus to the change in the tax code.
As a result, upon winning the election, Johnson saw fit to ensure this doesn't happen again. What can we learn from this? If a law is used to beat a liberal, change the law. Any time we hear the Johnson Amendment in the news, it is reflective of conservatives and yes, Pastors in the pulpit. You see,