October 2015 Dinner Topics Newsletter: Biblical Worldview
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NEWS ALERT! MASSIVE IDENTITY THEFT IN AMERICA!
It’s a crisis! Millions of young Americans, many of their parents, even some grandparents, are found missing vital elements of their identity.
Deep, wide, and long investigation has revealed that keys of American core identity have been subtly removed over a period of many years. Graduates of high schools and colleges nationwide respond with a blank stare when asked who they are as American citizens. They have no idea why they are here or where they are headed.
Not only have Americans themselves been robbed, but there is something missing from our culture, entertainment, schools, government, and society itself.
We are awash in mediocre, utterly forgettable, morally bankrupt idols, such as pirates, “Despicable Me,” Maleficent, and some diary about a wimpy kid. Missing from literature and entertainment are the fresh, uplifting stories with decent admirable characters.
Roger Scruton laments, “Beauty is vanishing from our world because we live as if it does not matter.”
Vulgarity is no substitute for wit.
Missing is the Biblical Worldview upon which America was founded. Missing in action are the true epic heroes who light up the corridors of history with their shining and noble deeds.
What is an epic hero? An epic hero is someone of truly righteous character, who, through just and courageous actions, puts God, family, and country before his selfish and immediate interests and saves his people, prevailing in the mortal battle of good vs. evil.
Historians of integrity trace records back to the root cause of this crisis: the removal of the birthright of American citizens. In other words, the biblical foundation of western civilization has been stolen and sold to the enemy.
Who stole it?
Fifty years ago, a handful of judges, using power that did not belong to them, seized the American birthright of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and sold it to the enemy of our souls. What have we received in return? Death, bondage, and misery.
What is to be done?
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” ~Thomas Jefferson
Educate, Educate, Educate.
This month our theme is Biblical Worldview. Though banned from entertainment, schools, government, and public discourse, Judeo-Christian scriptures can still be used in our homes. We as parents and grandparents hold the keys to unlock the bondage of godless ignorance into which our children have been thrust. Like Rebekah of old, we can wrest the birthright from the unrighteous and misguided hands of the world and restore it to our families, to bless our posterity for generations to come.
And it can be as simple as teaching Bible truths to our families every night at the dinner table.
Meet the Epic Heroes
Help your children discover the epic hero within them.
Replace the sleazy, corrupt idols of today’s society with the true epic heroes of our Judeo-Christian heritage, valiant souls who deserve our children’s respect and are worthy of emulation.
This month we will introduce you to a few epic heroes you really need to get to know!
Isaiah was such a great prophet that Jesus urged his disciples to study him. Though he lived so long ago, he foresaw our day—how the wicked would be idolized and the righteous would be persecuted. So many of his terse sayings are spot-on in describing the political corruption of our day.
Adam and Eve, our First Parents, have gotten such bad press through the ages, especially Eve. But think of it! They were created in the image of God, and we are their descendants! God chose them to open the passageway into mortality, which is stage two of God’s great plan of redemption. If they had not made their courageous choice, we wouldn’t even be here. So if we blame them for the sacrifices they made, we are no better than today’s politicians, who hate the truth, and refuse to face reality.
And Christopher Columbus! He is one of my favorite people. Read his story and you will get to know a humble, spiritual man who was guided by God to discover America.
Our Lord unlocked my mind, sent me upon the sea, and gave me fire for the deed. Those who heard of my enterprise called it foolish, mocked me, and laughed. But who can doubt but that the Holy Ghost inspired me? ~Christopher Columbus
Rebekah was also such a heroine, for, by thinking outside the box, and placing a more long-term vision ahead of Esau’s desire for immediate gratification, she rescued the blessings of God from certain oblivion.
Beware the Tares among the Wheat!
As Americans, we have a responsibility to choose a new president, and do so wisely. I will try to help us keep proper perspective as we assess what we hear from the various candidates. Remember, YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS.
It’s time to stop measuring by the ideological confines of political correctness. This month you will learn how those who are driven by ideology become tyrants, stifling the truth and sacrificing principle for self-serving, power-seeking, and money. What we need is good, old fashioned patriotic Americanism. We want to take America back from the destroyers, and make America great again. It’s as simple as that. Simple, but not easy.
(If you are in tune with the Word of God, you will learn to discern truth from fraud. There is more than meets the eye—and ear. Hint: Whoever the mainstream media praises is probably lying. Whoever the media hates and attacks is probably speaking truth. )
And remember, the wicked take the truth to be hard.
Defining Moment this month is Biblical Worldview.
Remember , Satan goeth abroad deceiving the nations. His lies are very subtle and insidious. We can count on the truth found in the word of God.
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News and Updates:
New Dinner Topic Categories—Bible Story, Critical Thinking, Culture Wars, Gospel Teachings, Truth Zone
It is hoped that with these more specific categories, it will be easier for you to access our vast and growing archives of valuable information.
For those of you who are anxious to take America back, this is encouraging news:
Theme Quotes for October: Biblical Worldview
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. ~John 15:11
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. ~3John 1:4
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. Galatians 5:22
With joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:3
Adam fell, that men might be, and men are, that they might have joy. ~2Nephi 2:25
If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15
Inasmuch as ye will keep my commandments, ye shall prosper in the land. ~Jarom 1:9
I will go and do the things which the lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them. 1 Nephi 3:7
Family and Culture
We may be bucking a strong tide, but we must teach our children that sin is sin. ~Spencer W. Kimball
Teaching our children how to repent is the greatest act of love any parent can offer. ~C.D.
While we treasure appropriate cultural diversities, our goal is to be united in the culture, customs, and traditions of the gospel of Jesus Christ in every respect. This is the culture to which we aspire. ~Quentin L. Cook
God is the great legislator of the universe. ~John Adams
Good vs. Evil
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day. ~Ephesians 6:12,13
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. ~Matthew 24:24
And whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived. ~Matthew 24, JST 1:37
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. ~Matthew 7:15,16
Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Be Yourself!
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs of Christ. Romans 8: 16, 17
Don’t try to be somebody you’re not, and don’t try to change your spouse or child into someone you think they should be. Maybe a friend or relative is successful in what they do, but that doesn’t mean you have to do what they do. And don’t worry about what everyone else thinks you should do. The best thing to do is to follow the example of Jesus, and seek His guidance for you, then be yourself, and let others be themselves, too.
Classical Music this month provided by: Verdi, Liszt, Bizet, and Paganini
And in special tribute to Columbus, the beautiful theme from the movie “1492”, by Vangelis
The Dinner Topic Theme October: Biblical Worldview
Attention! Priority News
“America will only be great as long as America remains a nation of laws that lives according to the Constitution.” ~Donald Trump
The Tea Party is one of many groups who are working diligently to preserve and protect our freedom. From now on, instead of Tea Party updates, we will direct your attention to priority news items.
I have been voting in elections for decades, and except for Ronald Reagan, I have never seen or heard anything but promises, empty promises. I have never seen a candidate present a specific, written plan on anything, let alone something as pressing as immigration, which is foremost on everyone’s minds except Washington politicians. Donald Trump is absolutely right when he says that a nation without borders or laws is not a nation. If you have not already done so, please review this post. It is sensible and encouraging.
“Defining Moments” is a monthly feature. Kind of a fancy name for a glossary. When I was growing up, we had a huge dictionary on a tall, narrow, rolling table. Whenever we asked the meaning of a word, we were told to “look it up.” We still do that. You’d be surprised at some of the interesting things you find in the dictionary, especially the 1828 American Dictionary.
Now, with all the twists and spins that politicians and the media do to common words, it’s valuable to go back to the original meaning. It can make for interesting conversation, too.
This month: Biblical Worldview
Comparing the liberating moral compass of the Bible to the stifling ideologies of men.
The Parenting Value for this month: Teaching Children not to blame others
Famous Birthdays: Verdi, Columbus, Margaret Thatcher, Eisenhower, David Ben Gurion, Liszt, Bizet, John Adams, and Paganini
Bible Stories: The Creation
Culture Wars: Did Jesus teach that government should be the source of charity?
Who stole our culture?
Faith: Why the Bible matters
Family: Teaching children about sin and repentance
Hillsdale Imprimis: Justice and the Obama Justice Department
History: History of a Greek legend and political correctness
The story of Epic Hero Christopher Columbus
History Lessons are an Adventure
Isaiah: we are living in the days he foresaw
US Constitution Series 22: Why Plato was Wrong
Moral Support—always looking for reasons for optimism: Americans are pushing back against corruption
Truth Zone: Growth of Islamic Terror traced back to Russian support in 20th century; Vladimir Putin, master of deceit; Today’s generation gullible to hoaxes and mass deceit
Latest updates on truths that fall victim to media blackout
You will see added emphasis in Truth Zone from now on. We hope you will find that we are a reliable source of Truth in your search for information amidst the sea of lies, corruption, mass deception, and cover-ups spewing from politicians and media. Instead of Tea Party updates, we will highlight important news items.
And as always—current events, updates, and analysis
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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”–Ronald Reagan
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Traditional Bible-believing parents may have to consider withdrawing their children from public schools to protect your family spiritually and financially from the rising tide of persecution and ruinous lawsuits by anti-Christian fascists.
If it is not possible for you to home school, try to teach your children Judeo-Christian values at home. The easiest way to do this is to tell stories and discuss principles at the family dinner table. I hope these dinner topics help you with this vital effort. Just don’t give up! Our precious children are worth fighting for!
3. Study the U.S. Constitution!
It is the last remaining safeguard of our precious freedoms! A good way to do this is to study the monthly Constitution series from The 5,000 Year Leap. To access this series of posts, type US Constitution Series in this site’s search bar. Also, look for posts that refer to the Constitution in current events.
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