June 30, 2018
Joke of the Week
Judy rushed in to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out. She rattles off, “Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke up this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty, my eyes were bloodshot and bugging out, and
I had this corpse-like look on my face! What’s wrong with me, Doctor?” The doctor looks her over for a couple of moments, then calmly says, “Well, I can tell you that there ain’t nothing wrong with your eyesight.”
News of the Week
These two stories are not unrelated.
Story 1: June 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday against a California law that requires anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform women about publicly funded abortion and contraception options. In a 5-4 decision, the high court said the centers are likely to succeed in their claim that the California law — enacted in 2015 to ensure the centers don’t mislead the women — violates the First Amendment.
Story 2. June 26 (UPI) — California lawmakers are considering two bills aimed at fighting so-called “fake news,” including one that would create a government commission to monitor information shared online. SB 1424, introduced by Democratic State Sen. Richard Pan, seeks to add language for the commission onto existing law that prohibits false advertising.
What do these stories have in common? This: The progressives who govern the State of California can’t abide speech that presents ideas that conflict with their narrative. They sought to force crisis pregnancy centers to advertise the availability of abortion services, against their Christian convictions. The Supreme Court shot that down. They also want to label Christian conservative writing as “fake news.” If they thought they could get away with it, they would ban news that the unelected commission identifies as fake news as a danger to the public. It will be interesting to see if they do that, knowing that the Supreme Court would shoot that down too. Such a quixotic effort, though they know it would fail, would be nothing more than virtue signaling by its sponsors—something we see progressives doing that all the time.
Fourth of July freedom special
Early July is a time Americans think about Independence Day and freedom. Our political freedom is a blessing from God, but the freedom we need more is freedom from sin. With that in mind, Saluda Press is running a special on its Galatians study guide, Galatians: Freedom in Christ from now till July 15. The Apostle Paul’s letter to the churches of Galatia presents the genuine gospel of Christ, a gospel the Galatians were in danger of abandoning for a false one. Current research shows that well over half of Americans today have fallen into the same error as the Galatians. Every Christian needs a solid understanding of the truth of the gospel as laid out in Galatians. This study guide will help the Bible student better to understand and apply the truths of Galatians. Each of the thirteen lessons consists of readings, questions, answers, and notes that expand on topics raised by the passage being studied. Suitable for individual and group study, the lessons in this guide have been field tested in an adult Bible class and tweaked to make them even more helpful and clear.
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