A Different Interpretation of the Easter Story

Emanuel Swedenborg offers us a different interpretation of the Easter story

It is Easter morning – a celebration of rebirth!

The Story of Easter in the Bible:

The Resurrection
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

Jesus-AscensionThe angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” read more

Yes, There are Real Hate Crimes Occurring in the United States

from the Federalist:

 The Epidemic Of Anti-Jewish Hate Crimes In Brooklyn Is No Hoax

While the nation was focused on a hoaxed hate crime, Brooklyn’s Jews have been repeatedly and actually attacked. Are we not discussing it because most of the perpetrators are black?

As much of the country was transfixed by a hoaxed hate crime in Chicago over the past month, a very real wave of hate crimes in Brooklyn has been taking place. In New York City overall there have been 36 hate crimes against Jews so far this year, according to The New York Times, compared to only 21 last year. In the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn alone, ultra-orthodox Jews have been violently attacked at least 15 times since October of last year. read more

32 Campus Religious Groups on Probation

from the Washington Free Beacon:

32 Religious Groups on Probation for Alleged Discrimination at University of Iowa

The University of Iowa has placed 32 campus religious groups on probation because they are supposedly in violation of the school’s anti-discrimination policy. The public became aware of the list during arguments in federal district court last week involving a Christian student group initially kicked off campus.

Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) brought together students for weekly discussions centered on prayer and biblical messages. The mission of the group is to form future business leaders who integrate the values of their faith into their work. BLinC’s group leaders are expected to share its Christian faith. read more

WND Exclusive – GOV. CUOMO BEGINS MARCH TOWARD INFANTICIDE

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

One thing we know about progressive ideas is that they must always advance. It’s the very meaning of progress – it must always be moving forward, although the “forward” part is debatable.

And so it is with progressive legislation, or regulation. Progressive legislation passed or regulations mandated never begin as onerous as the author envisions, or first reveals.

The eventuality is always worse than its commencement. This is the progressive modus operandi. American history is replete with examples of this progress, like Social Security, welfare, unemployment insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. read more

Merry Christmas to All

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. read more

Tom Perez Wants us to Forget What We Hear from the Pulpit

This one has to be seen to truly appreciate the depravity of the left. The video of an over-animated Tom Perez is at the end of the article.Image result for tom perez

from the Blaze:

DNC Chairman Tom Perez is very upset that Americans listen to what they hear in church

Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez revealed the extent of the hostility of Democrats to the church in a speech where he criticized that Americans were listening too intently to what they were hearing from “the pulpit.” read more

When Was The Real First Thanksgiving? That Depends

On October 3, 1789, America’s first President under the 1787 Constitution, George Washington, issued a historic Thanksgiving George Washington's Thanksgiving ProclamationProclamation.  Congress had instructed him to “recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.”  This he did.  Many consider this the nation’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation.  But was it?  Well, that depends.

There had been many previous days of a general giving of thanks in America’s history, some bearing little relation to our present holiday.  Many took place long before America was a country, under the reign of the monarchs of England.   read more

Now For the Real Story – of Thanksgiving

The Real Story of Thanksgiving

Every year around this time, most schoolchildren hear the same ol’ Thanksgiving story in their classrooms across the nation. That so-called official story is a heartwarming tale of how the Pilgrims and Native Americans shared a bountiful feast together. But it does not tell the full truth about what really happened on the Plymouth Plantation.

We’re told that the Pilgrims struggled for their survival when they landed in present-day Massachusetts in the 1620’s. Half of the Pilgrims starved to death or went back to England during the first year alone because of harsh winter weather and their lack of proper farming skills. Their chronic food shortages were ultimately resolved when the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn the following spring and together they celebrated their blessings with a huge feast. read more

Should the Lord’s Prayer be Changed?

Oh sure, this isn’t about a possible tape of the President saying the “N” word, or the latest dirt on Omarosa. Nothing of that consequence. And by the way, I had to look up the spelling of the name Omarosa. That’s how much I care about her.

No, the following isn’t about really important things, it’s only whether the Lord’s prayer should be changed, as the Pope suggests.

from Breitbart:

Changes to Lord’s Prayer to Be Made Official in Italy

The Italian bishops conference announced Tuesday that changes to the Lord’s Prayer proposed by Pope Francis will take effect in Italy this November. read more

It’s Not July 4th, It’s Independence Day

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

On July 2, 1776, George Washington sent general orders to his officers explaining the war effort:

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them.

The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; this is all we can expect. We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die. Our own Country’s Honor all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. read more