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During the earthly life of Christ, the Pharisees were a strict religious sect known for their public displays of religious acts, such as wearing showy garments, fastidiously washing hands, and giving alms and praying in front of others.

Today, the term “Pharisee” is synonymous with “hypocrite” because Jesus said the Pharisees didn’t actually practice what they preached (Matt. 23:3).  They focused on the minute aspects of God’s Law but neglected the larger matters of “justice, mercy, and faithfulness” (v. 23).

In a similar vein, those who scream the loudest about “injustice” are selective in their outrage.  They are quick to criticize all the perceived injustices in America, but when confronted with far greater injustices abroad, say in China, they remain silent.  Pro basketball star LeBron James recently exemplified this...

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Christians practice what you preach. That is a topic we discussed today. Right here on the Christian worldview radio program or the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christian and to share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through faith in the person in the work of Jesus Christ on your behalf. Every week the house and our website is the Christian thanks for joining us this weekend as we talk about Christian practice what you preach.

Jesus said in Matthew chapter 23 the scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses there for all that they tell you doing observe but do not do do do not do according to their deeds, for they say things and do not do them there as they say one thing but then don't do it. So during the earthly life of Christ is that the Pharisees are just referred to in that passage, Ray.

A strict religious sect known for their public displays of religious act, such as wearing showy garments fisted you asleep, washing your hands before meals.

Giving alms and praying in front of people.

But today, the term Pharisees actually synonymous with the term hypocrite because Jesus said the Pharisees didn't actually practice what they preached. They focused on that the very minute aspects of God's law selectively the ones that they felt that were important, but they neglected the larger matters of quote justice, mercy and faithfulness. That's from Matthew 23 verse 23.

So in a similar vein today. Have you noticed that those who scream the loudest about quote injustice are very selective in their outrage. They are quick to criticize all the perceived injustices in America, but when confronted with far greater injustices. The say the right of an unborn child to live for the great injustice to take place abroad all over the world like in China. Let's say they remain silent to those things pro basketball star Lebron James recently exemplified that Morgan get into that today here on the program. So today were going to discuss the importance for Christians to be consistent with what we preach and practice. Also, if we have time to get to an interview with Greg Koegel, the president of stand to reason about how to have meaningful discussions, tactical discussions, as he calls him with nonbelievers not case you have been paying attention to the news. There is just a huge furor going on in a geopolitical furor actually after a tweet made by the general manager of the Houston Rockets basketball team's name is Daryl Morey he met. He wrote a tweet set it out with an image that simply read, fight for freedom stand with Hong Kong. That's it cannot member the context of Hong Kong was going on there.

Right now the protest event taking place for months over there. Hong Kong used to be a a colony of Great Britain.

I think it lasted for 100 years. There was 100 year lease on Great Britain, Great Britain, and an eye on Hong Kong and Hong Kong started to enjoy Western freedoms and democracy and so forth.

But the deal was, there's gonna be a handover back to China in 1997 communist China and so that handoff took place in 1997.

There is another 50 year arrangement where Hong Kong would be able to continue to enjoy the freedoms they had had during that hundred years as a British colony. Well, way before the 50 years of expired tonight in 2047 already, China is changing the rules they want to be able to take people from Hong Kong and extradite them and try them in communist China and of course the people in Hong Kong are certain realize we are losing our freedoms. China is not keeping their end of the deal there infringing on our rights and their out in the streets protesting violent protests week after week. These people are literally fighting for their way of life there freedoms that they were guaranteed in this changeover between Great Britain and China, so Daryl Morey steps into this this Houston Rockets general manager Mimi think, what's the connection that was really maybe not know what the connection between him is maybe he just follows world events. For whatever reason, he just decided tweet outstand with Hong Kong. The response to that little what was it a seven word tweet from someone who I'd never heard of the man he's been relatively even unknown I think in sports circles of yes multiple to say who is the general manager the Houston Rockets people probably won't even know it. But this tweet set off an international firestorm. According to ESPN Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said it will no longer air. The two preseason games that they did when the MBA will come over to China to play games and promote the league apparently is a pretty strong fan following and in China.

Lots of merchandise sales is shoes.

These kinds of things being sold of this is a lot at stake and then CCTV also reported that is reviewing all of its coal question. Is it any and it meant so another words if one of your general managers in America is going make a tweet saying stand with Hong Kong fight for freedom, working out, working to basically disassociate ourselves and pull back any relationship we have with the MBA. The broadcaster from Chinese television in this state run television indicated the decision to cancel.

Everything was prompted by earlier remarks that Adam Silver, the president of the MBA made while he was in Japan quote were strongly dissatisfied, dissatisfied, and opposed Adam Silver's claim to support Daryl Morey's right to freedom of expression. We we oppose that this is China saying this, we believe that any remarks that challenge national sovereignty and social stability are not within the scope of freedom of speech is an interesting how we do one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist is not amazing how if you make a comment here in America saying stand with the people of Hong Kong and their protest against China for their rights to be free from communist China, then you are challenging the national sovereignty and social stability of China and that's not within your your freedom of speech. While the remarks Adam Silver made according to the New York Times, the Chinese government asked the MBA. Apparently to fire Daryl Morris of the China asked the MBA to fire an American businessman, so to speak, who runs this team and in in Houston to fire a team executive who posted on social media support pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong police Commissioner, Adam Silver set on Thursday in his first public appearance in the US since returning from a contentious trip to Asia. Asia Silver by the way, to his credit, said will we said there is no chance that working to be firing and there's no chance were even going to discipline him. I can say, Adam Silver is a very kind of social justice left tied a person but I least applaud him for saying her knocking to fire the man here in America for exercising his first amendment right now back in China. CNBC is reporting Chinese president Gigi and paying Alyssa look what he says while much he believes in free speech warned on Sunday that any attempt to divide it.

China will be crushed as Beijing faces political challenges and month-long protest in Hong Kong and US criticism over its treatment of Muslim minority groups and by the way, all add to that Christian groups in China.

Just this past week you heard in the news that China again came to a church that was in" compliance with what they wanted came in with bulldozers knocked the church down and completely destroy the whole area and re-sod it over and planted trees as if it never existed. This is a country were dealing with with China that kind of a repressive regime and so she the president of China said anyone attempting to split China in any part of the country will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones. Unquote that's what you're dealing with so getting back to this situation in the MBA now come back here to America.

Meanwhile, the LA Lakers with Lebron James who plays for the LA Lakers now just happened to be traveling over to China to make some on appearance appearances and some exhibition games. I believe in China. One of their inner mother there outlets where they try to promote the game and make money and that kind of thing they were over in Shanghai.

Now that's an mainline mainland China, her communist China. They were there to make some appearances and play an exhibition game. Everything that cancel while they were there, and so meanwhile Lebron James comes back to or during the time he was there when he comes back. This is the most popular player in the MBA. The greatest player right now in the MBA and he questions why Daryl Morey had to open his mouth in the first place and is an incredibly good article on our website right now linked over to USA today with article by Dan Walken.

He said Lebron James undermines values he's espoused in most graceful moment of career missing or read a couple paragraphs of the article is a think it's is really good.

I really encourage you to read the article on our own because it really sums up the hypocrisy taking place your some big social justice advocate when it came to a real injustice over in China and in Hong Kong.

Well it's not worth talking about me to stay out of that, the guy who tweeted shouldn't of opened his mouth.

He could've waited a week to do so when we were over in China method Lebron James tweeted a couple years ago. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. I believe that's a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. I just remembered I keep that little quote your mind and maybe keep this quote in your mind as well. When he was interviewed by Rachel Nichols of ESPN listener of Lebron how he sees himself as this is leader of social injustice over me. I will voice platform have so many is only kids but also adults and their mother, look for God look for someone to come to lead the time were usually divorce is powerful and uses of the injustices of the nose won't receive something that's trying to divide us as a race or over the country do not feel like my voice to be heard speak volumes okay so Lebron James thinks he has a very big voice and lead us to a certain extent, and he sees himself as a as a is the is the tip of the spear when he sees injustice. He can be a voice for children and adults apparently wanted came to Hong Kong. The people who are actually really being having in unjust things done to them. He couldn't find his voice on that particular issue.

In fact, he said on Monday night. He said my team in this league.

This way, tweeted went just went through a difficult week.

After this tweet by dear Amari, I think people is referring to Morey need to understand what a tweet or statement can do to others.

I believe nobody stopped and consider what would happen could have waited a week to send it never was. He was over in Hong Kong are Shanghai, everything got canceled over there to put him out, and so forth. You could've waited a week to get home before he sent that tweet bad timing. Daryl Morey was.

I thought this was the, the purveyor of social justice that we speak up we see something, say something. This is a man Lebron James to call the president are present.

A bomb okay who's who's very quick to speak out all the injustices perceive injustices he sees in America, but when it comes to a real injustice taking place in front of the world right now in in China, Hong Kong area well that could've waited a week that wasn't very it, he called misinformed. I don't think the dear Amari very informed about the issue. There's really not much to be informed about. To be honest, this particular she was very clear. Hong Kong was turned over to China 1997 there 50 years in the same laws.

China is Artie infringe on the rights they want to extradite Hong Kong over to China and people want that to the protesting. It's very very simple.

China try to impose their communism on Hong Kong. Very simple, not hard to understand no one's misinformed affect your seems very informed about the issue will come back talking more about the importance of Christians practicing what we preach. There is an abundance of resources available in Christian bookstores and online sad reality is that many of them even some of the most popular do not lead to a sound and strong faith. The aim of the Christian worldview is to identify and offer resources that are biblically faithful and deep in your walk with God in our online store.

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Lots of things to that all the past programs are there. What else love again store very developed store you can support the ministry through your website. The Christian rule today the program were talking about practicing what we preach and how this situation going on with the NBA. The basketball Association in China with regard to Lebron James with the general manager of Houston Rockets made a quote tweet saying yes and fight for what is a fight for freedom stand with Hong Kong always said that's it.

American in America tweeted that set off an international firestorm because China doesn't like to be criticized not believe in freedom of speech.

It is said so and Lebron James is over in China one over there shortly afterwards and all you things were canceled and he was upset because Daryl Morey tweeted this out and thinks that it was in the right thing to say was things at the right time. Of course, so he's both supposed to be this Lebron James is great social justice warrior leader in this country as he heard no sound bites before the break, so getting back to this article in USA Today by Dan Walken. He said on behalf of the 327 million Americans who generally believe that freedom is good and authoritarian regimes are less good.

All the say bad.

Let me apologize Lebron James of the LA Lakers. It must've been a real inconvenience he's writing sarcastically here to take a 13 hour flight chartered to China last week and hang around a luxury hotel in Shanghai for five days while promotional appearances got canceled surely was awful to be in the middle of an international firestorm where the stakes were so high. Would and would NBA preseason games we played or not, will the end of the world and to think Lebron is teammates were so disrupted all because Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has the temerity to send a relatively anodyne tweet supporting a protest that pretty much every one of his countrymen whether or whether the left or the right way out of the clinical spectrum would agree with over the rights Hong Kong nurse were promised. When the UK handed control of the territory over to China in 1997. Because, as James tweeted on Monday night trying to clarify comments he made to the media earlier in the evening. Quote James said my team initially just went through a difficult week. I think people need to understand what a tweet or statement can do to others. I believe nobody stop and consider what would happen could have waited a week to send it. The tweet right on Lebron Dan Walken says millions and Hong Kong are fearful that their entire way of life is about to change and thousands upon thousands of protesters are risking their lives to make a stand for their freedom and their future. Why would Morey think about them when you're preseason vacation in your bank account is at stake. How selfish of Daryl Morey, if only Morey had done what you did. Monday Lebron and tacitly admit that the only thing that really matters is your ability to sell shoes and market your new movie space Jam to win a country of 1.4 billion. We could've had an intellectually honest discussion about doing business in China and the cost of free speech in a country where only propaganda is tolerated. That is just so well said by the way, this isn't some right wing writer I buy them think this guy is kind of an anti-Trump he gets into that later in the article, but at least he can see with clarity what is at issue here in the real injustice of what's Taking Pl. in Hong Kong versus the disruption to the MBAs a pocketbook over in China. The problem Lebron. He goes on is that you help construct a world in which NBA players have been incentivized to criticize our leaders in our government here at home.

Think Colin As well. The one who kneels when the national anthem is played before the NFL games. Okay you have a right to do that but teams don't have her have the right to not employ you when you do that you can do that on your own time. If you want during the company time than your subject to the company's policies and that particular issue and then the writer says there's nothing wrong with protesting, by the way or criticizing leaders as part of who we are and there's a large segment of people who agree with you when you call Pres. Trump you bomb on twitter and say that going to the White House as an NBA champion used to be a great honor until you showed up. Pres. Trump as you did in 2017. You could've waited a week to send that tweet Lebron because what you believed whatever backlash or consequence were going to come from sending that tweet for either you or the MBA you're willing to deal with it because you presumably will presumably believe that expressing your opinion on that matter contributed to a greater good. All social justice bully people believe that they're willing to trample on the rights of people because of the greater good. The outcomes can be good. Don't worry about the people's rights were trampling on to get there because the greater good is the important thing was skip forward here.

Let's see here. But when you go that hard at your own elected officials. Lebron is difficult to reconcile that with the idea that shine of all countries should be above reproach for anyone who works in the MBA never was.

Don't criticize China criticized Trump and everyone else here in America and how terrible our country is but don't criticize China make a mistake. Lebron, that's exactly what you are suggesting a Monday, when you criticize Morey for not giving any consideration to quote the consequences and ramifications of the tweet while making it clear that you didn't want to discuss the substance of what he was saying and so Lebron Lebron was asked about the issue of free speech very interesting what he had to say here. He wasn't positive about free speech at all, he was like, and we gotta be careful about free speech music and her people and so for this Lebron James.

After this whole all things taken place with real time negative that could happen when you're not knowing probably 004 and the people who have been on is physically shocking statement, really, really shocking.

You could hear that we do if we do have freedom of speech but another snow but on on freedom of speech except if you're inciting violence or causing a riot to occur That's what the courts of decide is the limitation of free speech. When people are literally going to physical lives are going to be in danger, you know, by starting a fire enough skinny fire in movie theaters, the classic example of this prescreener stampede and people that you know that you don't the free speech to do that but Lebron James there is treating so many qualifications on free speech and this man is in full Lebron you're really informed about the situation. China apparently not. If you can't basically see what's taking place there for the rights of the people who are fighting is this columnist wrote for their very way of life.

And then so he kept them backpedaling and backpedaling.

Finally he said one more thing about it. Lebron did provide you not known now as we learn situation involving fundamental the problem must were not politicians. We are leaders don't challenge in China were not there. Okay so were not policies limit me just tell you was going on here is a former professional athlete. Let me just translate what he's saying.

Whenever professional athlete sesame like well I'm just I'm just here to win championships in here to play basketball.

I'm not a politician that's trying to absolve that person of all responsibility on this is in my world is, leave me alone that that's what they're trying to understeer to play basketball or play football.

Play baseball, leave me out of those discussions, but that's not what he did course he wants to have the platform and do all these different political realms and everything else he wants to have a voice for justice and beyond the basketball court. Like you said not really your interview. But when there's pushback against what he is saying a key that is terrible response to Daryl Morey's tweet then elect Pam just past, but that we want to focus on winning a championship in Los Angeles that's that's what's going on here. So the lesson is this is an object lesson for Christians to practice what we preach. Okay so if we preach one thing about injustice of we preach about a living a moral life. We forever preach about helping the poor and practice it.

Don't be inauthentic. Don't be the hypocrite.

Don't be the Pharisee and is important as we look at the issue of social justice to some people run around talking all these these injustices. The first and when you do is discern the difference between a real injustice in the politically correct concocted social justice, non-justice issues that we see all the time Hong Kong and abortion are real social injustice issues are the real issues you people don't have a right of babies coming regarding a right to life. There's no greater injustice issue in this world than that issue Hong Kong. That's an injustice issue teenage girls being taken in traffic for sex. That's an injustice issue in Christian should be construed consistent across the spectrum on real injustices, but unless someone has actually been wronged, rather than just received a different outcome than we would prefer in life. That's not injustice. So keep injustice to the very big issues, the, the right to life, the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion. The freedom to believe and think and say what you believe, think and say.

Make sure the injustice is actually true, before you actually cry injustice everything otherwise, everything turns into an and in an injustice. My son's school is not as good as that one. We need educational justice. The top 1% have 90% of the wealth we need economic justice.

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I didn't invent at the woke school deal. Those who consider themselves woke to all these injustices you know going on all around us today. The people are woke there's there's gold. They're always scolding people for not understanding all the great injustices that take place there woke's goals. So this is of such a good example of the cracks in these woke scrolls the worldviews they they point of the injustices that a debt that they like it and they're always sort of these leftist politically correct causes of climate injustice and marriage injustice. All the racial injustice always and I'm not saying there's no injustices and angles, but they way over blow them and often on the call things are unjust.

That really are unjust is just or not the outcomes they would like to have in a free market society the so they scold everyone else.

These woke scrolls and their hip your hypocritical. There are cracks in their worldview. There's an inconsistency there is. You see, with Lebron James very woke as to all the injustices in America. He knows that Pres. Trump is unjust and blah blah blah when it comes to a true injustice over and Hong Kong would not talk about that one.

You know that really hurts our bottom line here was shoe sales movie sales and you know we don't get into an international situation like that with the biggest bullies in the world to be the people who will purvey the biggest injustices actually want and need to be exposed like China and that's why I get very this is just a personal opinion here I understand the financial incentives of doing business with China understaffed the farmers and so forth but I wish we had never got into relationship with communist China in the first place is now are so tied in together with them if they don't buy our grain than it hurts our farmers here in America but by by being engaged with them. We really prop up their communist way of life, which in turn they just commit real injustices against religious minorities in their country against Christians gets people in Hong Kong.

They are just a communist repressive regime is all there is to it and it would be better in a be a better world we could be separated from the now some people say what wouldn't be better because of your separate from him. There were isolated in our engagement with with them softens them because they have to be dependent on us for our money to prop up their economy. I get that too is a very complicated big issue, but maybe in a more perfect world which are never going to have a we wouldn't be so engaged with as a repressive country like China. Now Sen. Tom cotton made a I think what is a very very accurate comment on the situation with the MBA insert a summarizing were talking about today with these woke's goals and how we should be consistent should practice what we preach aversion to point out real injustices here point them out abroad as well. Here's Tom cotton Sen. so instead of acting as a bullhorn for communist propaganda.

In America, the MBA could be a beacon of freedom in China compared China to shut them out.

So let me urge all of these MBA executives and players who say they only say they care about social justice don't just speak out when the stakes are low for me personally when the cause is popular among your friends speak out now when the stakes are deadly high for millions of Hong Kong versed in more than a billion's, including so many of your fans.

What a great comment so focused on social justice speak out. Speak out now about this. Don't worry about your couple MBA games being canceled and losing your broadcast rights I know is lucrative. I know it's a big deal but you don't need China you're making enough money here in in America that you need to prop up and count how is what you're doing to a repressive regime you're keeping quiet on behalf of them and by the way, I have to say for Pres. Trump to I think he's keep a little quiet in this issue of Hong Kong. I haven't heard him say too much about Hong Kong.

I think it has to do with his deal that was made with recent trade deal with China and they China and by 40 or $50 billion with a grain from American farmers and American farmers been hurting because prices are low, so we did this deal with them. I think in exchange they said that we don't want a criticism of what were going to crackdown in Hong Kong alike that again I don't like the marriage there like that. The relationship getting with bad people and you get sullied.

So now it's changing over to the column by David Limbaugh. He really this is really in the same vein of what we've been talking about today about the importance of practicing what we preach in and there was no one in Scripture that Christ criticized more.

Read Matthew 23.

The whole chapter is a literally literal dressing down of the Pharisees of the hypocrites of people who were known for preaching. One thing but not doing it, then Christ did in Matthew 23 of the on the first never to have a here somewhere was in a read words that paragraph it's it's it's incredibly strong.

He goes throughout. Here it is right here, a mystery, the first seven verses he said. Then Jesus Matthew 23 spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, the scribes and the Pharisees remember who they are, have seated themselves in the chair of Moses. Therefore, all that they tell you doing observe other words, some the things they say about keeping the law are good and didn't do that. Keep the law, but do not do according to their deeds, for they say things and do not do them. They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men's shoulders there woke scrolls they they seal these things I try to scold you for not for not taking about keeping every little minute detail the law, but they themselves they're unwilling to move them so much as a finger but they do all their deeds to be noticed by men, for they brought in their phylacteries and the length of the tassels of the government to do things that they wore back then to show like if you have bigger phylacteries and tassels in regard to really show that you really must be holy you're really a holy person.

If you you did these things, like today people who are so into the social justice warriors the social justice and says Darrell Harrison calls them there so woke about all these things are so holy and righteous about the moral their poor moral wrong is going on in our society. But when it comes to being consistent with their seeing injustices, not just here but also abroad something started to crack open. You see, if there's not a consistency there.

Let's not be like that Christians discern the difference between real injustice and the kind of leftist, politically correct social injustice. Another worth think with this way.

If it's an injustice to God.

It should be an injustice to us based on what God says in his word that that's what data we should be perceived as a real injustice because the left in the woke scrolls are really professional and making something seem like an injustice, but it really isn't is just on outcome they would like in our society.

It's like a $15 minimum wage. All people are paying the minimum wage. That's an injustice will really really deserve to get paid a certain amount. Is that what is that due to the business arming work to determine what they have to pay their employees see they make it sound like an injustice is not really an injustice that should be a a a free and open relationship between employee and employer but that's not what the book's goals want they want to force an outcome because people are making enough therefore make those business owners pay them more so. The totalitarian American left was article.

This column was written by David Limbaugh and I think it's instructive on a number of levels here for what is going on in this country with regard to this social justice woke school movement said the left is becoming more unapologetic apologetically unapologetically totalitarian every day is a pretty big statement unapologetically totalitarian that the totalitarian That's a strong word that means that it's their way or or else for you every freedom loving Americans should be alarmed, Limbaugh a rights from hounding conservatives out of restaurants to spitting on trump supporters at rallies from firing employees for politically incorrect statements to finding people for quote Miss Jen during a person.

The left is on a path toward absolutism. Even some former and current leftist have recognized this intolerant trend and broken from their colleagues, lamenting their intolerance of opposing ideas and disturbing mission to suppress dissenting opinion and this is where the inconsistency comes in the pharisaical veterans were for freedom if we want to be able to say we want to say with no consequence. But you if you oppose us working to shut you down. You should not be able to say what you want to say that's what David Limbaugh is going to get into in this particular article is to just the other day, three incidents, typifying the left authoritarianism popped up at me as I was surveying the morning news, the Federalist reported that venues in three American cities.

Toronto North American cities, Toronto, Brooklyn and Portland canceled screenings of a movie about Canadian psychologist and author Jordan Peterson because of leftist criticism. Remember we did a program a couple programs in the last year and Jordan Peterson who is David Limbaugh get into that who he is right now Peterson you say won't kowtow to the leftist demand that we embrace the tenets of gender ideology which teaches that gender is less about biology and more about personal identification. He refuses to support laws that criminalize one's failure to use a person's preferred pronoun such as they instead of Cecil Jordan Peterson in Canada, which is far more left than America is has some law was proposing some law that if you didn't call someone by their preferred pronoun with them. A man and now I think of a woman you better call me she or her or else you're to be thrown or be punished or criminalized.

Put in jail in Jordan peers is in no way that is against any tenant of freedom of speech should be compelled to speak a language that I don't believe it. So Peterson had the temerity to say that that men and women are biologically different and that gender is not a fluid human construct.

This this is this example is so rich because according to the LGBT Q movement you if you're homosexual, you can't change. You were born that way. But if you're transgender you can change back and forth. You can choose your gender any given day you can be what you want to be. It is so inconsistent, so hypocritical, so pharisaical and this is what Christians should not be. Let's not be that way where there's inconsistencies in her own worldview. Look at what Scripture says, find out dig into Scripture accurately handle the word of truth beef for the things that God is for be against the things that God is against but your yes be yes but your no be no have integrity have wholeness will come back after the second last the day here in the Christian real view. I'm David Wheaton, environmental scaremongering is the favored tactic of the left to gain massive government control. After all, if you can convince people that we are imperiling our very existence by human caused climate change. There is no tax law or reordering of society that goes too far. Christians need to be fully informed of this nefarious climate change scheme. That is why we are offering to resources by Kalb Eisner, founder of the Cornwall Alliance for the stewardship of creation who brings the truthful biblical worldview to this issue. Climate change in the Christian is an 80 minute DVD message in the cosmic consequences of Christ's cross working is a 15 page booklet one or both are available for a donation of any amount to the Christian were to order go to the Christian world or call 188846 2233 a right to Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331. The mission of the Christian world is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ for when Christians have a stronger faith. And when unbelievers come to saving faith lives and families and churches, even communities are change for the glory of God.

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Don't be like this selective outrage, selective injustice woke school gold world of the social justice warriors nowadays are very outraged about the climate and economics and poverty and race and silver but they just seem to not really care too much about the life of the unborn or the poor people in Hong Kong who are being intimidated and probably taken over by tyrannical communist China to come so that well You know that wasn't a smart time to make a tweet criticizing standing with the protesters and in China as I was reading this article by David Limbaugh on the totalitarian American left, and it gives you insight into the worldview.

That's part we try to do this program is understand the worldview of both understand the Christian review first and foremost understand what would how God thinks and how we can live to honor and glorify him. That's the most important thing but it's also helpful to understand the cracks in the nonbelievers worldview as well. If they're not consistent there hypocritical. There's not a consistency in what they espouse rudeness article by David Limbaugh, we talk more. Jordan Peterson, a Jordan Peterson is the temerity to say that men and women are biologically different in that gender is not a fluid human construct. You don't get to choose your gender doesn't change anything you can say you're a woman if your man doesn't change still man and so in the don't you try to force other people to call you something that you are actually you are actually. But this doesn't sit well with the left lumbar rights who not only insist that we accept its cockeyed ideas is normal, but also advocates imposing them on us by force of law that is so true. If you don't agree with us, you can be punished. Can you get your mind around lumbar rights.

The irony of the left banning a movie about Peterson because he's dangerous. Who is more dangerous. Yes, a person who peaceably expresses an opinion that happens to be supported by thousands of years of human experience and common cause is me or those who try to ban his voice or even a movie about it. This is 1984, George Orwell level scary is getting worse by the hour on what possible grounds is the left arguing that Pearson's views are dangerous is an advocate violence against transgender people using a rabble-rouser revolutionary.

He simply states his opinion instead of genuflecting to the despotic left, but they claim that if Pearson's views are openly expressed years the justification sounds just like China just like China. If you say what you did Darrell Morey is going to destabilize our country and divide us and that's where free speech ends a look at look at the similarity between what is said by the left in this country about someone like Jordan Peterson expressing his views. They claim it. Peterson's views are openly expressed, he might convince other people that he's right and that could lead to the proliferation of conservative thought. Pearson's quote conservative perspectives on feminism and gender. According to an opinion piece the New York Times or quote are very popular among young men, often our path to more extreme content and ideologies.

Unquote did you get that. Think about this, lumbar rights, conservative speech is dangerous because it is a slippery eyed Christian speech to because it's conservative space ultimately is based on Christian the Christian worldview. Not everything of conservatism Republican Party, but ultimately conservative political ideologies are are are are grounded in what the Bible says about life and fairness and justice.

And in those kind of things conservative speech is damaged as a slippery slope. The adoption of conservative ideas. This must be satire lumbar rights to these clueless cranks know how ridiculous they sound anyone who again who is more extreme or dangerous.

Jordan Peterson, who advocates a silencing of no one in expresses mainstream opinions or leftists who are actively trying to censor Peterson get to the final example that Limbaugh gives as the battalion nature of the social justice warriors we don't agree with them. Your dear done this third incident that he read about was the former Republic. Republican Congressman Sartain, a Republican, Democrat congressman representative Beto O'Rourke who said in a CNN forum on LGBT issues that churches and religious organizations should lose their tax-exempt status if they opposed same sex marriage. I just think about that.

If your church doesn't support same-sex marriage that she loses. Tax-exempt status is be punished is the same thing over and over again, whether it's in communist China or whether it's in America with these leftist woke schools Christians need to be able to I die to identify this and we need to speak up very clearly in boldly with with the truth of God's word that the answer here is not to quiet down. The answer is to more clearly and accurately espouse views and beliefs based directly on the word of God.

That is the antidote to the speech suppressing motives of what's taking place in our country's listener what Beto O'Rourke said with regards to gun control in this country justice. Think about this worldview and how where this is coming from.

Just a follow-up, your expectations aside, your website says you will find people who don't give up their weapons that doesn't take those weapons off the street so to be clear exactly how are you going to take away weapons from people who do not want to give them up and you don't know where they are.

If someone does not turn in an AR 15 or an AK-47. One of these weapons of war or brings out in public and and brandishes it in an attempt to intimidate. As we saw in direct can state recently and that weapon will be taken from them if they persist. There will be other consequences from law enforcement, but the expectation is that Americans will follow the law.

I believe in this country. I believe in my fellow Americans.

I believe that that will do the right thing for don't turn it in its or else that this is the worldview of of the nonbelieving left the social justice warrior is comply or else and there they propped themselves up as these. These champions of injustice, but there are so many inconsistencies. The only perceive the only only injustices the ones that they perceive, and most of them actually aren't even true injustices that just not the intended outcomes that they want to see for their utopian society. Thanks for joining us today here on the Christian world of you Christians would need to be strong going forward here you have to be in the word and know the word and speak the word truly with clarity with grace and truth. As was the description of Christ because things are changing. If these people get power like real political power like presidential power and majority status in this country that were taken over the institutions we talked about that last week the long march to the institutions there have lots of power. But if they get all power you better your your your freedom of speech.

Your freedom of religion here in America is going to be very very suspect. They don't care about the Constitution they don't care about any issues that are important to them like Christians having freedom of speech being able to freedom of religion in the churches don't care about that they care about only their leftist issues as they march toward their utopian globalist Dick ends sounds negative and it is but this is the world we live in. We have to deal with where we are at this particular moment in history and God created us.

Each one of us to take part in some way in our moment. Maybe just within our family may be in your platform.

Who knows, we need to stand clearly on the truth of the word of God and express it publicly and clearly. Thank you joining us again until next weekend.

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