Dinner Topics Newsletter: Jesus Christ, Cornerstone

March 2016 Dinner Topics Newsletter: Jesus Christ, Cornerstone

Culture-Wars

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Epicworld Dinner Topics!

wave2gopvictoryON A BEAUTIFUL BEACH IN AUSTRALIA, a group of young men stood scowling and talking angrily as they looked out at large waves breaking in the distance.

When asked by a passerby what was the matter, one of them replied, “We came thousands of miles on a trip of a lifetime so we could surf the biggest waves in the world, and somebody put barriers out there so we can’t surf. Our trip is ruined.”

Meanwhile, nearby, an older man, obviously local, seemed to be growing impatient as he listened to the loud complaints about the barrier. Finally, he walked over to them, and without a word, handed them a pair of binoculars.

binocularsshark-fins-australiaWhen the observer’s turn came, he saw something that he had not been able to see before with the unaided eye—dorsal fins of sharks.

As he walked away, the older man parted with these unforgettable words: “Don’t be too critical of the barrier. It’s the only thing that’s keeping you from being devoured.”

Everyone’s perspective suddenly changed. Rather than a rigid restriction and curtailment to all the fun, now the barrier represented protection against the danger that lurked beneath the surface, offering safety and peace.

jesus-christ-cornerstoneIf Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of our faith, how can he be a rock of offense? (Isaiah 8:14)

Probably the simplest way to define the cornerstone of Judeo-Christian civilization is in the Ten Commandments. Many see this as a damper, spoiling all their fun.

“But sharks are beautiful and exciting,” we are told by the multitude of “experts,” with their fraudulent doctrines on life. “There is no such thing as good or bad, black or white, moral or immoral,” they say. “Live in the gray area where it is most comfortable. What does it matter what you do with your body, as long as it feels good? It’s no big deal.” This is called moral relativism.

moral-relativism-generalWho really cares about your happiness—the humble, far-sighted man with the binoculars, or the world’s self-serving “experts”?

What these “experts” don’t tell you is that this morally gray lifestyle is the prescription for misery. This has been discovered to their sorrow, by many who have lost their moral compass and been swept up in the veritable tsunami of moral corruption.

 

judeo-christian2-10-commandmentsbednar-truth-192x192“You cannot break the law of God; you can only break yourself upon it,” said D. James Kennedy, who was referring to the perils of ignoring moral absolutes.

I have seen firsthand the devastating and heartbreaking aftermath of moral bankruptcy.

Does this sound harsh and unyielding? Let me put this another way. Where do you feel safest—on solid rock or on shifting sands? Whom can you trust—Jesus Christ or the pied piper?[1]

Life is going to get harder. You may face ridicule, persecution, and abuse for your faith in God; in fact, the very winds of hell may beat against you. No one said it is easy to build on the rock of Christ, but in the long run it is easier. How can I say that? jesuswoundhandLong after the naysayers have fallen by the wayside, long after they have withered as grass, yet He is there for you. He will never forsake you. You can trust Him.

“Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands. ~Isaiah 49:15,16

Finally, let us not overlook the promise of Isaiah 8:14—“And He shall be for a sanctuary.” Honest and faithful Christian leaders see what we may not see, because they use spiritual binoculars. Therefore, you can trust them absolutely when they exhort you: “Keep the Commandments—in this there is safety and peace.”

Highlights

  • Obedience to God brings happiness
  • A visual journey of the last week on earth of Jesus Christ
  • The Atonement of Jesus Christ
  • A Compassionate Immigration Plan
  • A Guide to Colleges: How to avoid wasting money on the tyranny of political correctness

 

In this dangerous world, may you find peace and safety in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thanks for visiting. Come often; Stay Late,

Christine Davidson

News and Updates:

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If you missed the newsletter, or just want an inspirational message on cultural topics, you can visit our new Inspiration Page . Topics include Biblical Worldview, Eternal Perspective, American Dream, and more, plus theme-related quotations.

Current Events

news_flag_hdr5Big Picture—What do Americans really Want?

They want their country back, and will do whatever it takes

What about compassion for American Citizens?

This year, this section will contain Truth Zone posts. The mainstream media is now blatantly lying, savaging only those Americans who speak truth and truly want to protect our country. They ignore history and facts. The wicked take the truth to be hard.

Pray that God will raise up someone who understands that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Pray that we would be transformed back to a nation that honors God. ~Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association

It isn’t about ideology anymore.  It isn’t about conservatism and being thoroughbred conservative.  It’s about stopping what has been put in play by Barack Obama and the Democrat Party.  A majority of the American people continue to hear Barack Obama and the Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton, and they know that if this party continues to win, the things that have been done that damaged this country are going to continue. ~Rush Limbaugh

TRUTH: Immigration moratorium is already part of U.S. law. There is nothing illegal or unconstitutional about it.

Truth Zone: History Facts and Immigration Laws

If you are wondering if it is wise to temporarily ban Muslim immigration so that potential terrorists can be properly vetted, here are some facts you need to know.

ISIS Threat: Islamic State Facts Every American Must Know

 

Theme Quotes for March: Jesus Christ, Cornerstone

buildingrocksandThe barriers established by the Lord create for us a safe harbor from evil and destructive influences. ~Von G. Keetch

“Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands. ~Isaiah 49:15,16

And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. ~Helaman 5:12

. . .ye are . . . fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

quote-maynes-gospel-christ-centerAnd are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone. ~Ephesians 2:19, 20

Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence, and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. ~Romans 9:33

And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence. ~Isaiah 8:14

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5,6

And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever. Isaiah 32:17

Jesus and ChildrenAnd all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. ~Isaiah 54:13

Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right and of my righteousness. ~Isaiah 41:10

If you love me, keep my commandments. ~John 14:15

Disregard for the commandments has opened the way for what I consider to be the plagues of our day. They include the plague of permissiveness, the plague of p***ography, the plague of drugs, the plague of immorality, and the plague of abortion, to name just a few. ~Thomas S. Monson

Stress Relief Tip of the Month: the Unchanging God

trustThis is nothing new, but still true, as are all the moral absolutes. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. You can trust Him absolutely; He does not change with the whims of man. The commandments of God are like signs along the road of life; they keep you out of the danger zones. ~C.D.

Classical Music this month provided by: Chopin, Vivaldi, and Haydn

March Preview

The Dinner Topic Theme March: Jesus Christ, Cornerstone

Featured Topics

The Parenting Value for this month: Charity

Defining Moment: Cornerstone

Famous Birthdays: Chopin, Michelangelo, Vivaldi, James Madison, Louis L’Amour, and Haydn

Culture Wars: How to avoid wasting money on colleges under tyranny of political correctness

Training Christian Leaders

Compassionate Immigration Plan

Jesus-gethsemane-Greatest-of-All-Del-Parson-211887Faith: Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ

Why go to Church?

Happiness in obedience To God

A Picture Journey of Easter Week

Family: Parents’ rights, protecting children from culture and education system gone out of control

Imprimis: Charitable Giving and the Fabric of America

U.S Constitution Series 25: Avoid Entangling Alliances

Moral Solutions—always looking for reasons for optimism: Training Christian Leaders

Truth Zone: More facts on Immigration, issue of the century

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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Ongoing

1. Let Us Educate Ourselves

2. Home Education—Let’s Teach our Children!

culture-war3-reagan“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

Seeing the widespread injury done in any given week, (many incidents go unreported), stay aware of important news and insights at Epicworld Dinner Topics.

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!

Start your free Constitution 101 course today.

constitution1The U.S. Constitution is the key to securing liberty for all Americans — yet very few know exactly what it says, and what freedoms it protects. Hillsdale College is dedicating this year to educating millions of Americans about this critical document. That’s why the College is offering its most popular course, “Constitution 101” for free, when you sign up now. 

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.

Thanks for all you do,

C.A. Davidson

Parents’ Resources

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[1] Pied piper—one that offers strong but delusive enticements; a leader who makes irresponsible promises.

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