Judeo-Christian Worldview: Foundation of Faith

Judeo-Christian Worldview:

Foundation of Faith

Western Culture Dinner Topics

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, ALFIE? In the 70s, there was a popular song by that title.

Nowadays there are many people wandering the streets, who think they know the answer to that question. But they are very angry all the time, so I suspect they don’t really know what it’s all about, and are therefore very frustrated. Or perhaps, deep down, they do know what it’s all about, but do not want to face the truth.

Then, there is a legion of young adults, who are so self-absorbed—so imprisoned in the pretty lock-box, AKA a “smart phone”—that any glimmer of light from Life’s big picture does not even reach their peripheral  vision. So narrow is the world of this self-imposed digital prison, that its inmates don’t even know there is a window to their future.

What’s it all about? The poor things don’t even know to ask the question, let alone seek its answer.

“It’s not about you.” These words are often spoken to the spoiled, to the selfish, to the control freaks. Yes, it’s true. People like that need to get their minds off themselves. But I would suggest amending that statement:

“It’s not ONLY about you.” Because you are not alone.

 First of all, it’s about God. After all, He created you and me. He has a plan for us, which is the key to our happiness, because He is our Heavenly Father, and He loves us. To Him, it is very much about you. It’s about your choices, and actions. If you are a parent or grandparent, it’s about what you do to teach your children and grandchildren to build a foundation of faith—that is, God’s plan for them. If you are a son or daughter, it’s about learning how to follow the guideposts along the road of life. Those guideposts are also known as The Ten Commandments. If you obey those, you will avoid so many “fiery swamps”, “pits of despair,” and “cliffs of insanity.”[1]  You will be well on the path to happiness. And you will never be alone. You will be more in tune with your Heavenly Father’s will; therefore you will have the Holy Spirit as your companion. And God will raise up friends who will help you.

Why are we here? This is another question answered by God’s plan.

Some people blame all our problems on Adam and Eve. Come on. Is that fair? They were only human. They made mistakes, just like we do. God knew we would make mistakes. That’s all part of His Plan. That’s why He sent His Son.

Choices have consequences. The consequence of our First Parents’ choice to eat the  fruit of the Tree of Knowledge was to gain ability to know good from evil. So Heavenly Father sent them from Eden, not because He was angry, but because they needed to experience the inevitable consequence of every choice. He also sent them out of His presence, to learn how to distinguish good from evil in the great proving grounds called mortality, and to learn how to walk by faith.

So that’s why we are hereto choose right over wrong, of our own free will. God will force no man or woman to heaven. But we needn’t worry about being punished for the sins of Adam and Eve. Only our own mistakes. That is enough. But we must own those, not blame them on Eve, or anyone else. This accepting of responsibility is called repentance. That’s all we have to do—simply repent, and our beloved Savior does the rest.

compass liahonaOur merciful Heavenly Father did not send His first children into the wilderness without preparing them.   Nor does He expect us to make our epic journey of life without help. We can set our course using the guidebook, or the Bible, which shows the path taken by our noble ancestors. We can gather our daily bread from the scriptures. And we have a built-in compass called our conscience.

These are the bricks for our foundation of faith, with Jesus Christ as the cornerstone.

And that’s what it’s all about.

Your epic quest begins at birth

To find your purpose here on earth.

Along the way your heart will learn

How good from evil to discern.

Moments in time will come to define

Trials of your soul, to test and refine.

 

Discover things that will be treasured,

Perhaps not always in money measured—

Gems of knowledge, virtue, truth,

Eternal standards for families and youth—

To strengthen, protect, and to prepare

A way to escape the enemy’s snare.

 

The journey of life demands your part—

Courage, faith, and a willing heart.

You need not fall, though you may stumble,

For angels fail not to help the humble.

Your lone small flame may not seem bright,

Yet it reveals the way to greater light.

 

Day by day, big and little—

Answers await life’s every riddle.

Just when you think you can’t continue,

You’ll find the epic hero within you.

Honor and virtue will be your choice.

Return home triumphant, and rejoice.

~C.A.Davidson

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Everyone has to eat dinner, right?

Nothing like a fascinating dinner table conversation to teach the Biblical worldview in a comfortable setting. And it’s so much easier to explain what you stand for when it’s a way of life.  Follow in His footsteps HERE.  Every week you get Biblical worldview dinner topics so you can plan your teachable moments right along with your dinner menu.

Even if you do it once a week to begin with, it’s a great start. Congratulate yourself. Out of small and simple things, great  things come to pass. Do not be weary in well-doing.

 

Western Culture Dinner Topics: American Exceptionalism

Judeo-Christian Worldview

American Exceptionalism

Welcome to Western Culture Dinner Topics! 

TRY TO IMAGINE THE WORLD WITHOUT AMERICA.[1]

I know, a few people with very loud voices, some leading to violent action, continue to hate America and try to destroy her. But while the dogs bark, the wagons roll on. As we have seen in the last election, an overwhelming majority of Americans prefer a patriot at the helm of our government—a patriot who believes in American Exceptionalism.

               No one can deny that America stands out among the nations of the world. But what is the cause of this exceptionalism? That is where the debate arises.

The hate groups claim that America rose to power because of greed and oppression. The truth is, fewer than 5 percent of all people who have ever lived on the earth have lived under conditions that we could consider “free.” [2]

  Only through inspired leadership by men raised up by God for that purpose did America become great. If not for the courage and integrity of the Founding Fathers, would America have been any better than the bloody tyrannies of previous thousands of years of history? But the protecting Hand of God has been over America from the beginning.

               Even in his historic voyage of 1492, despite daunting opposition, Christopher Columbus was driven by a sense of divine purpose. He brought with him a Jewish Rabbi, for he hoped to find the lost tribes of Israel. His writings reveal that he was led by the Holy Spirit. His first action upon arriving on shore was to kneel and thank God, and then claim the land for Jesus Christ.

George Washington and his compatriots felt a strong connection to Biblical Israel. They wove it into the great shield, into the money, into the architecture, and in everything they did.

George Washington consecrated, not only his own life and sacred honor, but he also dedicated his troops and his every action to the cause of liberty. He made a covenant with God. In return, God has blessed this land with liberty, protection, and prosperity, so that the gospel of Jesus Christ could flourish and be sent out to all the world.[3]

So the next time you hear the current smear campaign against America and the good men who have fought and died for the liberty we enjoy, let us remember that without the smile of God’s approval and His protective Hand, we would all be in bondage, just like the rest of the world.   

To preserve our religious liberty, pass on biblical values to the rising generation.

Action Plan—START HERE

For Faith and Freedom,

Christine Davidson

 

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Judeo-Christian Worldview: Armor of God

Judeo-Christian Worldview:

 Armor of God

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Epicworld Dinner Topics!

WE NEED TO TEACH AND HELP RAISE A SIN-RESISTANT GENERATION.[1] Never in history has it been more urgent to fulfill our responsibility to the rising generation, because this is …

stolen2A Battle We Must Win. “We are engaged in a battle with the world. In the past, the world competed for our children’s energy and time. Today, it fights for their identity and mind. Many loud and prominent voices are trying to define who our children are and what they should believe. We cannot let society give our family a makeover in the image of the world. We must win this battle. Everything depends on it.”[2]

How Do We Equip Our Families with the Armor of God?

By definition, a sin-resistant generation is not built in a day. Steel is refined in a fiery furnace, but we don’t have to wait until our teenagers “learn by burn.” The armor of God is built through a long- term process called Character Education—this is something all parents and grandparents can do. In fact, if we don’t, we are failing in our responsibility. If we don’t, you can be sure that no one else will.

judeo-christian2-10-commandments                In the Judeo-Christian ethics, we promise God that we will keep His commandments. If we are not answerable to a higher being, then we think we can do anything, and never face the consequences. Hence, the abyss of moral relativism we find ourselves, ever since the Supreme Court banned God from our schools in 1963.

The Covenant Path

These promises we make to God are called covenants. When we promise covenant2to keep His commandments, He, in turn, makes covenants with us. God keeps His promises. Do we keep ours?

One mother started her children early on the covenant path with her young son, Kevin, who had a propensity for Integrity6-cost-is-highteasing his little sister relentlessly. “Can you avoid teasing her for one whole day?” his mother asked.    Kevin said he thought he could, and he succeeded.

“Well, done, Kevin,” his mother praised. “Now do you think you can do that for two days?”

Kevin said he thought he could, and he again succeeded.

As this process continued, Kevin succeeded in keeping his promise for longer and longer periods of time.

Finally, one day, Kevin’s mother asked him how he was able to keep his word, time after time. His reply is a classic principle that is the foundation of Character Education: “Because I said I would.” Young Kevin kept his word because he said he would.

This is called INTEGRITY.

When we teach our young children to keep their promises, we are building a core within jesus-repentancethemstrengthening their moral compass, fortifying their armor. Integrity forms the powerful protective shield that our children desperately need. The armor of God is made of our covenants.          In a message to one of His prophets, the Lord reminds us of how we are blessed with divine protection when we keep our promises:

Keep all the commandments and covenants by which ye are bound; and I will cause the heavens to shake for your good, and Satan shall tremble and Zion shall rejoice upon the hills and flourish.[3]

The Lord Jesus Christ atoned for our sins because He said He would.

passing-torchI hope it can and will be said of us that we taught the rising generation to be covenant keepers, thus equipping them with the armor of God. It is the highest compliment anyone can receive.

             Keep the faith, but don’t keep it to yourself! Pass it on!

 

Protecting our Kids with the Covenant Path

“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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[1] Russell M. Nelson

[2] Bradley D. Foster

[3] Doctrine and Covenants 35:24

Western Culture Dinner Topics Newsletter: Epic Heroes

Western Culture Dinner Topics Newsletter: Epic Heroes

October  2017

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Western Culture Dinner Topics!

by Carl Bloch

WE ARE IN AN EPIC WAR BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL. And make no mistake, Christ and the devil are not friends; they are enemies. (2 Cor. 6:15)

George Orwell said, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

In the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, censorship, rewriting of history, and eliminating undesirable people became part of Soviets’ effort to ensure that the correct ideological and political spin was put on their history. Deviation from official propaganda was punished by confinement in labor camps and execution.[1]

In Escape to Faith and Freedom (volume 1 of upcoming Birthright Covenant series), teen-aged hero Benjamin Benamoz flees to America from the Soviet tyranny. Soon after he arrives, he learns that a certain faction in America is doing the same thing the Soviet tyrants were doing: rewriting history.

Today there are efforts to rewrite history in the U.S. Although the punishment of those they disagree with is not so draconian as that in the Soviet Union, the results are turning out to be much more far-reaching and deadly. Because of lies spewed by college faculties and their allies in the liberal media, our youth are growing up hating America and blaming flaws of human nature particularly on the Christian culture. Why do they hate Christians so much? Ben asks his father the same question:

“Papa, why are they burning Bibles?”

“Because they are afraid of truth.”

“Why are they afraid of truth, Papa?”

“Because truth frees us from their tyranny.”

It is a battle for the very souls of the people we love.

It will require epic heroism to prevail. 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 and spiritual battle of good vs. evil. It’s not always a battle of tanks and guns on the military battlefield. In our case, the Culture War requires spiritual fortitude.

Godly Parents are Epic Heroes, too

Parents who raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord are epic heroes, too, because their children grow up to become leaders who keep our country free.

We cannot shrink or shun the fight, but it need not be overwhelming to the point of paralyzing us. It can be as simple as teaching Bible truths to our families every night at the dinner table. Follow me here for daily dinner topics in the Biblical worldview, and for updates on the upcoming Birthright Covenant trilogy.

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Onward,  Christian soldiers,

Christine Davidson

News and Updates:

Notes on Critical Thinking (Defining Moments and History Facts):

Due to repeated falsehoods which are taught in many schools, confusion can be overwhelming. Therefore, we will be giving more emphasis on defining worldly ideas and reporting true history, even if it requires some repetition.

Transmit a Legacy of Faith and Freedom to Your Children and Grandchildren

Young people who have grown up with freedom and convenience tend to take it for granted because they don’t know what it’s like to be without God, and without freedom. This allegorical trilogy— a tale of two opposite cultures— helps parents teach and transmit vital truths about Judeo-Christian heritage to the rising generation.

Volume 1: Escape to Faith and Freedom 

A battle for the very souls of the people he loves. . .

BENJAMIN BENAMOZ FLEES FOR HIS LIFE from the brutal Iron Curtain. He finds freedom and faith in Christ, but even in America, he is soon threatened by vicious enemies who seek to destroy the Judeo-Christian culture. There is only one way to win: Ben must rescue and restore the ancient birthright to its sacred place in the chosen land. As Western Civilization hangs in the balance, will Ben succeed in his epic quest before it’s too late?

Coming! Birthright Covenant Trilogy

 

We are in an epic war between good and evil. Time to fortify our families with a foundation of faith. Some of us are blessed with good schools, others home school. Whatever your educational circumstances, we’ll soon be offering you an online oasis, where you can draw with joy from the wells of salvation, all within the walls of your home. Watch for coming developments.

 

 

As Joshua Benamoz  taught us,

Battered but not beaten, Western Culture wins the day!

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Critical thinking skills are taught in very few public schools anymore. Some of the best resources for character education and critical thinking are found in literary fiction. Using the historical novel, Birthright, by C.A. Davidson, as a platform, parents can teach their families vital critical thinking skills and Life Lessons from the Biblical big picture.

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Theme Quotes for October: Epic Heroes

Changing the world begins at home. ~Bonnie L. Oscarson

The Left needs the disinfectant of truth. ~Dinesh D’Souza

 

Christ has not called us to be nice but to be good. Nice people never confront evil, but good people do. ~Bryan Fischer

 “I have not yet begun to fight!” John Paul Jones

Christ and Belial are not friends; they are enemies. ~2 Cor. 6:15

Refusing to believe the danger does not lessen the reality of the threat. ~Bodie Thoene, Prague Counterpoint

“The only way we can keep our freedom is to work at it. Not some of us. All of us. Not some of the time, but all of the time.” Spencer W. Kimball

This is the last day in which the great consummation of God’s purposes will be made, the only dispensation in which the Lord has promised that sin will not prevail. ~Ezra Taft Benson

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. ~Benjamin Franklin

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” ~Winston Churchill

You cannot submit to evil without allowing evil to grow. Each time the good are defeated, or each time they yield, they only cause the forces of evil to grow stronger. Greed feeds greed, and crime grows with success. Our giving up what is ours merely to escape trouble would only create greater trouble for someone else. ~Louis L’Amour

“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

“We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts–not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~Abraham Lincoln

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
~Abraham Lincoln

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”~Thomas Paine

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”~Thomas Paine

“Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.”~William Penn

 “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

“Show me the loving bonds between your families today and I will show you the patriotism and moral clarity of your nation tomorrow. Our choices on how we raise and educate our children in fact provide the blueprint for the next generation. If we do not advocate a love of country to our children and generations to come, then why would our children grow up to fight for their countries?” ~Melania Trump

A Battle We Must Win. “We are engaged in a battle with the world. In the past, the world competed for our children’s energy and time. Today, it fights for their identity and mind. Many loud and prominent voices are trying to define who our children are and what they should believe. We cannot let society give our family a makeover in the image of the world. We must win this battle. Everything depends on it.”~ Bradley D. Foster

We have lost our moral compass completely, and, unless we find it, we’re going to lose our civilization. ~John Rhys-Davies (Gimli in Lord of the Rings)

Trump seated near portrait of Polish King who defeated Islam

“Rise from your knees and from your lethargy or you will be crying over your children every day.” ~Beata Szydło, Prime minister of Poland

This is an important question, because Europe and European identity is rooted in Christianity.” We must therefore drag the ancient virtue of courage out from under the silt of oblivion. There is no free, prestigious and honorable Europe without the lifeblood of nations and the wisdom of two thousand years of Christianity. ~Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary

“I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph. So, together, let us all fight like the Poles – for family, for freedom, for country, and for God. ~President Donald Trump

The West is superior to the rest of the world in every significant way, we should aggressively back our allies over our enemies, and the guiding principle of our foreign policy should always be America’s interests. No apologies. No equivocation. No doubt. ~Kurt Schlichter

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The Western Culture Dinner Topic Theme for October: Epic Heroes

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The Parenting Value for this month: Responsibility, Not Blame

Famous Birthdays: Giiuseppe Verde, Christopher Columbus, Dwight Eisenhower, Margaret Thatcher, Franz Liszt, David Ben Gurion, Georges Bizet, John Adams

  • Book Review: Arab convert to Christianity exposes Terrorism
  • Constitution Series 10: Government Accountable to God, People
  • Character Education: Teach Moral Clarity, Patriotism
  • Critical Thinking: Defining Church and State
    • Defining Epic Literature
  • Culture Wars: When they bring the war to us
    • Who are Normal Americans?
  • Faith: Gospel Glasses prevent Spiritual Eclipse
  • History: Epic Heroes
    • Isaiah
    • Columbus
    • David Ben Gurion
  • Stress Relief Tip: Words to Live By
  • Truth in Journalism: Reporting news blacked out or straightening out news twisted by the mainstream media
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[1] Walter E. Williams, Leftists are Rewriting History; They Must Be Stopped

Western Culture Dinner Topics Newsletter: Biblical Worldview

Biblical Worldview

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Western Culture Dinner Topics!

NEWS ALERT! MASSIVE IDENTITY THEFT IN AMERICA!

It’s a crisis! Millions of young Americans, many of their parents, even some grandparents, are 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.

What’s missing?

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 glorifying wimpy-ness. 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 and spiritual 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?

Therefore my people are gone into acaptivity, because they have no bknowledge.~ Isaiah 5:13

“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.

Truth is the most powerful weapon in the world.

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.

Thanks for visiting. Come often, stay late.

Blessing Our Families with the Biblical Worldview Culture,

Christine Davidson

 

 

Battered but not beaten, Western Culture wins the day!

Stronger than ever, Western Culture’s here to stay!

 

Western Culture Newsletter: Character Education

Western Culture Dinner Topics Newsletter: Character Education

June, 2017

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                “THE GREAT GOOD AND THE TERRIBLE EVIL IN THE WORLD TODAY ARE THE SWEET AND THE BITTER FRUITS of the rearing of yesterday’s children,” said Gordon B. Hinckley, Christian leader. “As we train a new generation, so will the world be in a few years. If you are worried about the future, then look to the upbringing of your children.”

We live in a world that seems to worship its own kind of greatness and to produce its own kind of heroes. A recent survey of young people ages eighteen through twenty-four revealed that today’s youth . . . clearly seek to pattern their lives after the glamorous and “boundlessly rich.” During the 1950s, heroes included Winston Churchill, Albert Schweitzer, President Harry Truman, Queen Elizabeth, and Helen Keller—the blind and deaf writer-lecturer. These were figures who either helped shape history or were noted for their inspiring lives. Today, many of the top ten heroes are movie stars and other entertainers, which suggests something of a shift in our attitudes. [1]

“Let us not be trying to substitute an artificial life for the true one, ”said one Christian leader of the 20th century, long before TV and social media.[2]

To be a successful father or a successful mother is greater than to be a successful general or a successful statesman.” [3]

Greatness requires the development of character

What kind of greatness do you want your children to pass on from their upbringing?  Should we covet that which is but the drop, and neglect the more weighty matters?[4]

Greatness requires the development of character. True greatness is never a result of a chance occurrence or a one-time effort or achievement. It requires a multitude of correct decisions in the everyday choices between good and evil.[5] Over the years these little choices will be bundled together and show clearly what we value.[6]

True greatness comes from persevering in the difficulties of life and from serving in ways that are often unnoticed.

“True greatness [comes from] the thousands of little deeds and tasks of service and sacrifice that constitute the giving, or losing, of one’s life for others and for the Lord.”[7]

“May we never be discouraged in doing those daily tasks which God has ordained to be” part of our life-long character development.

Shiphrah, the rescuer, by Elspeth Young

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Thanks for visiting. Come often, stay late.

True to the Faith,

Christine Davidson

Pass on Judeo-Christian values to your family with this engaging and wholesome classic

How to help strengthen the faith of the rising generation

So from now on, we are sharpening the focus of Western Culture Dinner Topics on what matters most— to continually define and defend Judeo-Christian values, more about Israel, our spiritual  brother in the house of Israel,  and to know our enemy, so as not to be deceived.

 

As Joshua Benamoz  taught us,

 

Battered but not beaten, Western Culture wins the day!

Stronger than ever, Western Culture’s here to stay!

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Life Lessons from Biblical Big Picture

Critical thinking skills are taught in very few public schools anymore. Some of the best resources for character education and critical thinking are found in literary fiction. Using the historical novel, Birthright, by C.A. Davidson, as a platform, parents can teach their families vital critical thinking skills and Life Lessons from the Biblical big picture.

 

 

Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Listen

When I was first married, I asked my mother for her advice on raising children. She said, simply: “Just listen to them.” My mother was a good listener. We could talk to her about anything. I tried to follow her advice, and found that I rarely had to offer solutions to their problems. Usually they would figure things out themselves once they vented their feelings about the situation. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone. Who better than a loving parent?

There is someone else we parents need to listen to: the Holy Spirit. ~C.D.

If I Listen with My Heart

If I had been a little child when Jesus lived on earth,

I would have liked to walk with Him and listen to His words,

But as I search the scriptures I can hear His words of peace,

And if I listen with my heart I hear the Savior’s voice.

 

I feel the Holy Spirit as he teaches truth and right,

He comforts me in times of need, He testifies of Christ,

He speaks to me in quiet ways that fill my soul with peace,

And if I listen with my heart I hear the Savior’s voice.

 

Text:  Sally DeFord

Music:  Sally DeFord

Theme Quotes for June: Character Education

June Preview

The Western Culture Dinner Topic Theme for June: Character Education

What is the key to your family’s future? Find it here.

Featured Topics

The Parenting Value for this month: Teaching Justice and Mercy

Defining Moment: Discerning Truth in News vs. Smear Tactics and Fake News

Famous Birthdays: Robert Schumann, Edward Grieg, Adam Smith, Edvard Grieg, Charles Gounod, Frederic Bastiat

  • Bible Stories: Shiphrah, Protector of Life
    • Enoch’s Walk with God
  • Constitution Series 6: Equal Rights, not Equal Things
  • Character Education: Do Not Be Deceived
  • Critical Thinking: Smear Tactics and Discerning Truth in News
  • Culture Wars: Teaching the Language of the Gospel
    • AFA Christian News
    • Christianity vs. humanism, part 2
  • Faith: Why the Bible Matters
    • Overcoming the World
  • Family: Fathers Matter
    • Warning our Children to Repent is an Act of Love
  • Hillsdale Imprimis: The Left’s Attack on Free Speech
  • Stress Relief Tip: Listen to Jesus
  • Truth Matters: The Bizarre Alliance between the Left and Islam

 

And as always—current events, updates, great cartoons, and analysis

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Recommended Readings

The 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, American Heritage,  for free, when you sign up now, and receive first lesson by email. 

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

 “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

Pass on Judeo-Christian values to your children with this engaging and wholesome classic

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!

Learn the Key to Survival in a Difficult World

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. This month Constitution series #6:Equal Rights, not Equal Things

[1] (See U.S. News & World Report, 22 Apr. 1985, pp. 44–48.) Teachings of Howard W. Hunter, p.158

[2] Joseph F. Smith, 1905

[3] Joseph F. Smith

[4] Doctrine and Covenants 117:8

[5] Howard W. Hunter, 164

[6] Boyd K. Packer

[7] Howard W. Hunter, 159

Western Culture Newsletter: Judeo-Christian Values

March 2017 Western Culture Newsletter: Judeo-Christian Values

Culture Wars

Dear Friends,

WE WRESTLE AGAINST. . . THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.[1]

culture-wars-Erase-The-CountryIn America’s glorious history, we won great wars for freedom—the Revolutionary War, World War II. And in the Cold War—a battle of the minds—America prevailed as well. But all during the World Wars and the Cold War, another conflict was seething. This was cultural Marxism, a stealth invasion of political correctness beginning in our schools, and subsequently into our government, our media, and yes, even our churches, with the goal of destroying Western Civilization.

war-in-heavenToday’s culture wars confront us with an unprecedented type of warfare which military might, though important, cannot win alone. This is a war for minds and souls—ours, and our children’s. This war began in heaven, and will continue until the 2nd Coming. It will not be won in a few months, or even years.

Long before America fought the four-year Civil War to end the abomination of slavery, William Wilberforce was waging his own war to abolish slavery in England. It was not a war with conventional weapons. It was a battle for spiritual freedom, to persuade Parliament, and the people—one soul at a time. It took him 46 years. He dedicated his entire adult life to it, but he succeeded in abolishing slavery without a physical war. (Oh, that America had been so wise.)

Because America sold her birthright of Judeo-Christian values for a mess of multiculturalism, we are now faced with a similar unending battle against lies and devilish doctrines bent on destroying Western culture, which has provided most of the world’s knowledge, progress, food, medicine, technology, quality of life, representative government, and liberty.[2]

Do What It Takes

quote-soares-stand-firm-moral-courageWhat will it take to turn this around? It will take courage, a willingness to stand for what is right, even if we stand alone.  The First Lady was  bashed for reciting the Lord’s prayer. Someone who simply posted a quote from George Washington on his Facebook page was confronted by an anti-Christian, anti-American tirade. It’s only going to get worse, so we might as well brace ourselves. To give up or give in is to perish. A friend once reminded me that to be reviled for our Christian beliefs is to wear a badge of honor.

passing-torchMaybe right living is hard. Maybe at times it is even excruciating. But the reward of knowing you’ve lived with integrity makes the sacrifice all that much more fulfilling. [3]

Of course we start with ourselves, by living Judeo-Christian values day by day.  But we cannot afford to keep this to ourselves. We must pass this birthright  on to our friends and loved ones, one soul at a time.

What matters most is what lasts longest, and our families are for eternity.[4]

bible-quote-god-for-usWhenever I feel outnumbered and alone, I remember the story of Elisha and the servant boy. The boy was frightened by the massive hosts of Assyrian troops which loomed on every side. But Elisha opened the boy’s eyes, and he saw the hosts of heaven arrayed in battle. The Lord is on our side. Never forget Who is at the helm.

 

So from now on, we are sharpening the focus of Epicworld Dinner Topics on what matters most— to continually define and defend Judeo-Christian values, more about Israel, our spiritual  brother in the house of Israel,  and to know our enemy, so as not to be deceived.

Joshua and his Grandpa

Joshua and his Grandpa

As Joshua Benamoz  taught us,

Battered but not beaten, Western Culture wins the day!

Stronger than ever, Western Culture’s here to stay!

Thanks for visiting. Come often, stay late.

Onward Christian Soldiers,

You might also like: Excerpt from new novel by C.A. Davidson, Birthright:

Why the Bible Matters

Highlights

elisha4Bible Stories: Elisha and the hosts of heaven

  • Parable of the Wheat and Tares

Character Education: “If”, by Rudyard Kipling

  • Moral Compass—Why the Bible Matters

Culture Wars: Does Christian Compassion conflict with National Security?

  • Who Stole our Culture?

History: Story of Progressivism Part 3

Defining Moment: Judeo-Christian

News and Updates:

birthright_cvrNow Available in digital. Print version coming soon. Thank you for your patience.

A  novel by C.A. Davidson—Christian fiction on Cultural Heritage. A historical novel so relevant it pops like today’s news! A wholesome classic to share with your children and grandchildren.

Click Here for More  Information

 

NEW PAGE!

Western Culture Center:

 

knightandladyMeet the memorable characters of Birthright, join the Crusaders’ Council, with our motto—

Battered but not beaten, Western Culture wins the day!

Stronger than ever, Western Culture’s here to stay!

Knowing that truth matters and ideas have consequences, come meet with us in the arena of ideas at Nobles’ Western Culture Center as we work together to restore Judeo-Christian values to their rightful place in our society.

Start your free Constitution 101 course today.

The 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 its work 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, and receive first lesson by email. Actually, all their online courses are free. There is no better place to get an education about our heritage than at Hillsdale.edu

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Judeo-Christian Values Theme Quotes

seal-of-the-united-states-originalFor I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. ~Romans 1:16

The commandments of God are like signposts on the road of life; they keep you out of the danger zones. ~C.D.

Obedience to God is the habit of a free man. ~James Talmage

You don’t have to believe in God for Him to exist. ~Rush Limbaugh

This nation of immigrants was bound together by a spirit. Although one cannot become French or Chinese or Russian, one can become an American by embracing that spirit. Becoming a naturalized American citizen therefore meant more than passing the federal government’s screening process. It meant an  implicit and heartfelt agreement to abide not just by the nation’s laws, but by its hidden, unwritten “laws” as well—the principles that made up the invisible fabric of Western civilization. ~David Kupelian

Multiculturalism is “a philosophy of antagonism to America and the West.” ~Robert Bork

Stress Relief Tip:  What to do if people lie about you

DELIVER ME NOT OVER UNTO THE WILL OF MINE ENEMIES: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. ~Psalm 27:12

covenant2In these times of moral and political upheaval, sooner or later, we may find ourselves at the receiving end of the smear—that is, when someone spreads lies about us because they don’t agree with our Judeo-Christian worldview.

We have no control over other people’s choices, or their use or abuse of their free will. Under such circumstances, what can we do?

The Psalmist offers a wise solution to this dilemma:

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. ~Psalm 27:14

Yes, I know this is easier said than done. If you continually stress over how to react to such attacks,  no matter how hard you try, the attackers will not believe the truth. You only become exhausted and discouraged. Then is the time to place it in the hands of the Lord, the only One whom you can trust without reservation.

Our only course is to remain “steadfast and immovable”, in keeping the commandments of God. Our covenant with Him will protect us.

 

Featured articles

The Parenting Value for this month: Charity

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

Defining Moment: Judeo-Christian

Bible Stories: Elisha and the hosts of heaven

  • Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

biblereadmeCharacter Education: “If,” by Rudyard Kipling

  • Why the Bible Matters

Culture Wars: Does Christian compassion conflict with national security?

  • Who Stole our Culture?

History: Statue of Liberty is not about immigration

  • the Story of Progressivism, Part 3
  • Biblical History and the US Seal

Moral Support: We see more reasons to hope for restoration of Judeo-Christian values

US Constitution Series 3: Ben Franklin on the Good Leader

Truth Matters: Know your enemy—the true nature of jihad, a stealth invasion

 

And as always—current events, updates, and analysis

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constitution1Start your free Constitution 101 course today.

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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.

judeo-christian1If 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.

[1] Ephesians 6:12

[2] David Kupelian, World Net Daily

[3] Jody Hedlund, Newton and Polly, 324

[4] M. Russell Ballard

Western Culture Newsletter: Loyalty

February 2017 Western Culture Newsletter: Loyalty

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the American Culture Center!

New name, same  great dinner topics to share with our families. I am changing the Newsletter name to Western Culture, because “dinner topics” is a bit broad and, true to this month’s topic, it’s time to show our loyalty to Judeo-Christian values, which are the foundation of Western Culture. Don’t miss this month’s Defining Moment: American Culture! ~C.D

Now, here is the February food for thought, speaking of sharing with our families . . .

Jesus-last-supperPeace-I-Leave-With-You-Walter-RaneMany who heard Jesus teach in Capernaum complained, “this is an hard saying. “ Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at His doctrine, said unto them:

DOES THIS OFFEND YOU?

From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve,

  “Will ye also go away?”

Then Simon Peter answered him:

  “Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. Thou art that Christ, the Son of the Living God.”[1]

Walk No More with the Truth?

mockingpeople               Today is no different. For some, Christ’s invitation to believe and remain faithful continues to be hard. Granted, there are many adverse forces seeking to pull us away. It is not popular to be Christian these days. Members of the left-wing media are ever making a Christian man or woman  “an offender for a word,” [2]  heaping upon believers increasingly vile abuse, seeking destruction of all that is true and good. Worldly professors twist truth, calling evil good and good evil; putting darkness for light, and light for darkness. [3]

I feel compassion for the rising generation, growing up in such times of confusion, with so many demands on their loyalty.

To Whom Shall I Go?

About a half century ago, when I was a teenager growing up, I was the youngest, and my older siblings had all left home. We had not yet found the gospel in our lives. But I remember searching for something larger than myself, something strong and solid to hang onto, a cause for my loyalty.

My father was a brilliant scientist in a crisis of faith. I heard my parents having frequent “discussions, ”  always about his agnosticism and my mother’s unwavering faith. I felt shaken.  Worried that their marriage was in trouble, I asked my mother about it. She assured me that things would work out. They did. Soon thereafter, my parents found the Church of Jesus Christ and became devoted Christians, as did I.

childrenlitreadingart                They have passed on, but of late I have wondered how my life might have been different if my mother had not held to her faith. What if she had taken the path of least resistance? Would I have found the gospel if my parents had not taught me so well? To whom would I have gone? Of course, we know of some young people who turn to God, regardless of their circumstances. I’ll never know the answer to that in my own case, but I believe it would have taken me much longer to find the truth if they had not guided me properly. If I had found God later in life, would I have married differently, and would my children be in the fold? And what about their children?

jesus-rock1                Because of my mother’s loyalty, I continue to follow the Savior, as do my children, who are also teaching their children.  Do you see the pattern here? Choices have consequences.  Truth matters. And it matters that we pass that on to our descendants.

Throughout history,  language, attitudes, and styles change. Voices rise and fall, actors on the stage of life come and go. There is a constant we can always rely on: God is the same—yesterday, today, and forever.  Because of His unending love for us, He provided a way for us to come back to Him, through  His loyal Son.

The Loyal One

In the words of Joseph L. Townsend, we are reminded of the Savior’s words of eternal life, that He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. We can go to Him always, and He will never forsake us.

 

Jesus-gethsemane-Greatest-of-All-Del-Parson-211887Reverently and meekly now, Let thy head most humbly bow.

Think of me, thou ransomed one; think what I for thee have done.

With my blood that dripped like rain, sweat in agony of pain,

With my body on the tree I have ransomed even thee.

 

In this bread now blest for thee, emblem of my body see;

In this water or this wine, emblem of my blood divine.

Oh, remember what was done that the sinner might be won.

On the cross of Calvary I have suffered death for thee.

 

At the throne I intercede; for thee ever do I plead.

I have loved thee as thy friend, with a love that cannot end.

Be obedient, I implore, prayerful watchful, evermore,

And be constant unto me, that thy Savior I may be.

Thanks for visiting. Come often, stay late.

May We Ever Remain True to the Faith,

Christine

You might also like: Excerpt from new novel by C.A. Davidson, Birthright:

Why the Bible Matters

forgotten-500-bookHighlights

  • Book Review: The Forgotten Five Hundred—hundreds of downed American airmen survived for months behind enemy lines, protected by villagers fiercely loyal to the Allies
  • Faith: To Whom Shall We Go?
  • History: We are reviewing the US Constitution series—more important than ever
  • Defining Moment: American culture

News and Updates:

birthright_cvrNow Available in digital at Amazon. Print version coming soon. Thank you for your patience.

A  novel by C.A. Davidson—Christian fiction on Cultural Heritage. A historical novel so relevant it pops like today’s news! A wholesome classic to share with your children and grandchildren.

Click Here for More  Information about Birthright

NEW PAGE!

Western Culture Center

Joshua and his Grandpa

Joshua and his Grandpa

Meet the memorable characters of Birthright, join the Crusaders’ Council, with our motto—

Battered but not beaten, Western Culture wins the day!

Stronger than ever, Western Culture’s here to stay!

Knowing that truth matters and ideas have consequences, come meet with us in the arena of ideas at Nobles’ Western Culture Center as we work together to restore our Birthright of Judeo-Christian values to its rightful place in our society.

Also, the History Page has been updated.

Learn the reason behind so many issues in the news today.

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 its work 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, and receive first lesson by email. Actually, all their online courses are free. There is no better place to get an education about our heritage than at Hillsdale.edu

NEW PAGE! If you miss the newsletter, or just want an inspirational message on cultural topics, you can visit our new Inspiration Page. Topics include Truth Matters, Moral Compass, Armor of God, History Heroes, Eternal Perspective,  and more.

Loyalty Theme Quotes

christs-outstreched-hand-lindsleyI have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. ~3 John 1:4

“Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. Thou art that Christ, the Son of the Living God. ~John 6:69

Be obedient, I implore, prayerful watchful, evermore,

And be constant unto me, that thy Savior I may be. ~Joseph L. Townsend, Hymn, “Reverently and Meekly Now”

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. ~Joshua 24:15

No man can serve two masters. ~Matthew 6:24

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. ~Romans 1:16

True to the faith that our parents have cherished,

True to the faith for which martyrs have perished,

To God’s command, soul, heart, and hand,

Faithful and true we will ever stand. ~Evan Stephens

 

Stress Relief Tip: In God We Trust

trustYou can rely on the Word of God. The commandments of God are like signposts along the road of life. They keep you out of the danger zones. Moral relativism undermines justice, thus threatening the peace of civilized society.

Moral absolutes provide us with “internal government”. If everyone restrains themselves, then we maintain civilization. Keep the commandments, in this there is safety and peace.

Featured articles

The Parenting Value for this month: Respect

Famous Birthdays: Mendelssohn, Ronald Reagan, Charles Dickens, Thomas More, Leo Delibes, Andrei Segovia, Abraham Lincoln, George F. Handel, George Washington, Robert Baden Powell, Victor Hugo, Longfellow, Rossini

Defining Moment:

American Culture—outward appearance and immoral social trends are not who we are. Despite what the world and misguided secularists would have you believe, America is founded on Judeo-Christian values, and none other.

Faith: To Whom Shall We Go?

LincolnHistory: Abraham Lincoln restores the Covenant to a Nation in Sin

  • Did you know the Statue of Liberty is not about immigration?
  • Saint Thomas of Aquinas—what was his view on immigration?
  • the Story of Progressivism, Part 2

Moral Support: We see more reasons to hope for restoration of Judeo-Christian values

Patriotism: Tribute to Phyllis Schlafly, champion of liberty

Truth Matters: This will be an ongoing theme, as there is much fake news to set straight

 

And as always—current events, updates, and analysis

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Start your free Constitution 101 course today.

The 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, and receive first lesson by email. 

biblical-worldview2-christian2. Home Education—Let’s Teach our Children!

 “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!

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

birthright_cvrNew! A  novel by C.A. Davidson—Christian fiction on Cultural Heritage. A historical novel so relevant it pops like today’s news! amazonNow Available at Amazon.

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Epic Heroes Quest

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[3] Isaiah 5:20

Dinner Topics Newsletter: Truth Matters

January 2017 Dinner Topics Newsletter:

Truth Matters

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Epicworld Dinner Topics!

WHAT IS TRUTH?

 

truth-not-altered-simply

This question has echoed through the ages, since Pilate asked it of Jesus the Christ. This is a good question today for some who, sadly, are” ever learning, but never coming to a knowledge of the truth.”[1] We can only hope that at some point their prejudices may give way before the truth. Those seeking truth in the spacious, but specious,[2] towers of moral relativism will search in vain, because truth abides forever and ever, not subject to popular opinion, not based on trendy fads. Truth is absolute.

“Why are we here? Without truth, many wonder, “What is the purpose of life?” These are the ones  who sincerely seek the truth, only to be kept from it, for they do not know where to find it.

 

forgiveness4doveSo How Do We Find the Truth?

One ancient prophet said of his Creator: “He is a God of truth, and cannot lie.” Therefore, a logical place to start looking for truth is in the word of God. Saint John said “it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit [of Christ] is truth.”[3]

So, if we ask what is true, with a sincere heart, having faith in Christ, He will manifest the truth to us, by the power of the Holy Spirit. And by the power of the Holy Spirit, we may know the truth of all things.

But Why Does It Matter?

Not too long ago, Sean McDowell, Ph.D.,  a professor of Christian Apologetics,  was speaking at a youth event. Afterwards, a student came up to him and said, “You talked about truth a lot. What’s the big deal? Why is truth even important?”

                Why does truth matter? I would suggest to this young man: “At some point in time, in some real crisis, not an imagined one, perhaps you will even be faced with death.  In that defining moment, real truth will be important.”

naval-academy                Dr. Peter Marshall, a beloved chaplain in the United States Senate in the 1940s, was invited to speak at the Naval Academy. He was prepared to address his concern about the loose morals of the young people at that time. But the Spirit gave him a different message.  He felt strongly impressed to speak to them about death.

He told them about a young boy with a fatal illness. The boy Mother_Reading_to_Sonasked his mother what it was like to die.  She reminded him of those days when he had come in from play, so exhausted that he had fallen asleep on his mother’s bed, without even changing his clothes. When he awoke in the morning, he was in his own bed. Daddy had lovingly lifted him up in his strong arms and carried him to the comfort of his own bed, where he belonged.

Sailor w-Jesus by Warner Sallman

Sailor w-Jesus by Warner Sallman

That is what death is like, his mother continued. You fall asleep and when you wake up in the morning, you find that Heavenly Father has lifted you up and brought you home to the comfort of His loving arms, where you belong. And the little boy no longer feared death.

So the Spirit prompted Dr. Marshall to tell the truth about death to those hundreds of bright young sailors at the Naval Academy. Shortly thereafter, Pearl Harbor was bombed, and many of those sailors faced death in the devastating war that followed.

Yes, truth matters. We need it to give meaning to our lives.

Saint John reminds us that the Spirit “will guide you into all truth.”[4] And Jesus Christ is that way, that truth, and life eternal. At the end of the day, through Him we can return home, where we belong.

biblereadmeRead this Excerpt from new novel by C.A. Davidson, Birthright:

Why the Bible Matters

 

Highlights

  • Critical Thinking: Do we live in a “post-truth” world?
  • Faith: Repentance, a Joyful Choice
  • Character Education: A Constitutional School System
  • History: the Story of Progressivism

Start your free Constitution 101 course today.

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Stress Relief Tip: Look in the Mirror

mirror-looking-incompass liahonaThis month is a traditional time to do this, but for best results, it is done frequently throughout the year. This is not for reasons of vanity, of course. This is a metaphor for introspection. Sometimes it is wise to simply face the truth about ourselves. Not to go around beating ourselves up, but, let’s face it. We have all done things we wish we hadn’t, and it’s always a good idea to take stock of the direction we’re headed. One time one of my sons (I am blessed that all my children live the principles of the gospel) corrected me. It opened my eyes that I needed to make an attitude adjustment. I’m so glad I did. One Christian leader calls it “Making course corrections.” The Lord’s name for it is repentance. That is His gift to us—a wonderful gift that so often goes unappreciated.

 

Truth Matters Theme Quotes

 

truth1I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. ~3 John 1:4

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ~John 8:32

It is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. ~1 John 5:6

Remember—it is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. ~Thomas Paine

PC-TruthFreedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing. ~Thomas Paine

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

isaiah-good-called-evilDuring times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ~George Orwell

Woe unto them that call aevil bgood, and good evil; that put cdarkness for dlight, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ~Isaiah 5:20

 ¶Beware of afalse prophets, which come to you in bsheep’s clothing, but cinwardly they are ravening dwolves.  Ye shall aknow them by their bfruits. ~Matthew 7:15-16

 

You don’t have to believe in God for him to exist. ~Rush Limbaugh

“You must have eyes that know what to look for.” Gandalf, Lord of the Rings

bednar-truth-192x192Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. ~Edmund Burke

Therefore my people are gone into captivity because they have no knowledge.~Isaiah 5:13

Take heed that no man deceive you. And many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many; And whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived. ~Matthew 1:5,9,37 JST

Featured articles

The Parenting Value for this month: Loyalty

Famous Birthdays: Cicero, de Medici, Tolkien, Edmund Burke, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Schubert

Culture: 11 Great Quotes by Thomas Sowell

creationhandsDefining Moment: Are we living in a “post-truth” world?

Faith: Repentance, a Joyful Choice

  • The Case for Intelligent Design

History: Series on history of progressive movement

  • Socialism Fail: 3 Lessons on the 25th anniversary of Soviet Union fall
  • Disinformation: the massive Soviet spy network
  • The history of Israel and Palestine

Moral Support: finding hope for the new year

And as always—current events, updates, and analysis

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1. Let Us Educate Ourselves

constitution1Start your free Constitution 101 course today.

The 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, and receive first lesson by email. 

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

NEW PAGE! If you miss the newsletter, or just want an inspirational message on cultural topics, you can visit our new Inspiration Page. Topics include Moral Compass,  Armor of God, History Heroes, Eternal Perspective, and more.

passing-torch“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!

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

birthright_cvrNew! A  novel by C.A. Davidson—Christian fiction on Cultural Heritage. A historical novel so relevant it pops like today’s news! Available on Amazon January 18.

New Categories! National Security, Patriotism, Moral Solutions. 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.

Our Mission to Rescue the Birthright: Support Character Education for Young Adults

Now you can support the Culture of Liberty and help us reach and train more of the rising generation in our cherished Judeo-Christian values. Be a Patron; Please See our Donate Page

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Bringing History Lessons to Life

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Featuring timelines, maps, Lap Books™, and history studies designed for your child to live the lessons!

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Epic Heroes Quest

Plus—Empowering keys found in each dinner topic; Preparing for the Epic Journey of Life;

knightandladyEpic Heroes in Training 

Parent Resources

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[1] 2 Timothy 3:7

[2] specious—false, erroneous, unsound, wrong, deceptive, delusory, misleading

[3] 1 John 5:6

[4] St. John 16:13

Dinner Topics Newsletter: History Heroes

October 2016 Dinner Topics Newsletter: History Heroes

‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’ ~Edmund Burke

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Epicworld Dinner Topics!

picture-quote-decisions-destinyTHE DOOR OF HISTORY TURNS ON SMALL HINGES … THE CHOICES WE MAKE DETERMINE OUR DESTINY. [1]

Covenant Makers

washington-covenantGeorge Washington made a decision, largely unnoticed in history, which determined the destiny of America. After winning the Revolutionary War with the help of the Almighty, an adoring and grateful people  asked Washington to be their  king. Instead, the humble Washington, untouched by the pride of power, chose to reject the crown and honor America’s covenant with God. As a result, the United States of America became, not a monarchy, but a Constitutional Republic—the greatest bastion of liberty and prosperity in history.

Think for a moment what it would be like today if George Washington had chosen to accept the honor of becoming king. He would, without a doubt, have been a good king. But what about his successors? We have had good presidents and bad presidents, but they have always been bound down by the chains of the Constitution, and subject to the voice of the people. Until now.

Covenant Breakers

christianquote1-reagan           Without our consent, Barack Obama has made himself a king, issuing daily dictatorial decrees, flagrantly disregarding our hard-won freedoms and flying in the face of our heaven-ordained Constitution.

This month we will honor those heroes of history who, through their faith in God, obedience to His commandments, and love of liberty, restored or protected America’s covenant with God.

In contrast, however, activist justices abused their power in 1963 and banished God from our schools. So now, the consequences of rejecting God:

“In our day, when we see ruthless dictators and demagogues seizing power in various nations, [including America] we wonder, “Where did these evil tyrants come from?”

Among all the wicked nations that have rejected the Lord, Satan glories in elevating to power those who are the devil’s most depraved and loyal followers. ~W. Cleon Skousen

What Can Be Done?

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

We, too, are part of history in the making; we also can determine our destiny. We hold in our hands the future of our children. As parents and grandparents, we can be heroes as well.

First, we must vote! Choose the leader who will best protect our values, and who can best defeat those who seek to destroy America with crime and corruption.

christ-good-vs-evil Then, we must restore our children’s stolen birthright and pass along our cherished Judeo-Christian heritage to the rising generation. We cannot leave the teaching of our children to someone else.

If we do not teach our children the doctrines of Christ,  the world will teach them the doctrines of devils instead.

It is my hope that, along with the Word of God, this site will provide useful resources for your vital teaching efforts.

passing-torch Keep the faith, but don’t keep it to yourself! Pass it on!

Thanks for visiting. Come often, stay late.

Restoring America’s covenant with God,

Christine

Highlights

  • Defining Moment: Judeo-Christian
  • Faith: Keep the Ten Commandments

quote-Isaiah-eagles-wingsSymbolism of the wings of Eagles

  • Character Education : 5 Ways to Help Youth Tackle Tough Social Issues
  • History Heroes:

The spiritual quest of Christopher Columbus

Defenders of the covenant

Jefferson defeats the Barbary pirates

She rescued children from the Holocaust

The Greatest Generation

Isaiah, prophet of ancient history and last days

  • Culture: Halloween does not belong to the devil

Humanism’s bloodless coup

News Updates and Current Events: Truth will Out

The daily news is happening and changing so fast, we will need to squeeze in additional posts, for the TRUTH must be exposed, among all the liberal lies that proliferate in the left wing media.

New Category: National Security

Theme Quotes for October: History Heroes

quote-look-God-liveIt has been said that the door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people’s lives. The choices we make determine our destiny. ~Thomas S. Monson

I worry that we live in such an atmosphere of avoiding offense that we sometimes altogether avoid teaching correct principles. If we don’t teach our children and youth true doctrine—and teach it clearly—the world will teach them Satan’s lies. ~Bonnie Oscarson

“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

A Battle We Must Win. “We are engaged in a battle with the world. In the past, the world competed for our children’s energy and time. Today, it fights for their identity and mind. Many loud and prominent voices are trying to define who our children are and what they should believe. We cannot let society give our family a makeover in the image of the world. We must win this battle. Everything depends on it.”~ Bradley D. Foster

bednar-truth-192x192History has been a principal victim of the age of fracture. But it can also be a powerful antidote to it. ~ Wilfred M. McClay

Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. ~Edmund Burke

Therefore my people are gone into captivity because they have no knowledge. ~Isaiah 5:13

History often holds the keys to survival. A line well written is worth a thousand words shouted; a moment of faith more than scores of years doubted. A reflection, a moment, a gathered thought is one past overcome, one future bought. ~C.A. Davidson

And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you. ~ Mosiah

I will give unto you a pattern in all things, that ye may not be deceived; for Satan is abroad in the land, and he goeth forth deceiving the nations. ~ Doctrine and Covenants 52:14

watchmantowerBehold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ. ~ancient Christian prophets

‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’ ~Edmund Burke

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. ~Edmund Burke

Know your History! The Islamists know and understand their history better than we do!  I bet they are laughing their heads off about the success they are having invading Europe today!  Interesting isn’t it that Poland is one of the few European countries that ‘gets it’ and isn’t inviting in the Muslim ‘refugees.’ ~ Ted Belman at American Thinker

 

Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Stay on Course

airplaneflyingA large passenger jet crashed, killing all 257 people on board, because someone had modified the flight coordinates by a mere two degrees. This placed the aircraft 28 miles to the east of where the pilots assumed they were, and put it directly in the path of Mount Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica.

“It was a terrible tragedy brought on by a minor error — a matter of only a few degrees,” he remarked. “Through years of serving the Lord and in countless interviews, I have learned that the difference between happiness and misery in individuals, in marriages and families often comes down to an error of only a few degrees.” Dieter Uchtdorf

It is better to prepare and prevent than to repair and repent. ~Ezra Taft Benson

Sometimes we need to check our direction and make sure we stay on course. Today, in an age of distractions, David Kupelian notes, “living in a corrupt culture addicted to celebrating pride and rebellion against basic moral values, these influences can make things immeasurably worse for us. As always, the only way out of the great maze of life on earth is upward—by yearning for the Living God and His influence and direction in our lives. Faith and hope come, as the Good Book tells us, on the heels of genuine, sincere repentance.”

compasschoosewhotofollow“‘We came to know of the constancy of that star. … As the earth turned, the others appeared to move through the night. But the North Star held its position in line with the axis of the earth. Because of those boyhood musings, the polar star came to mean something to me. I recognized it as a constant in the midst of change. It was something that could always be counted on, something that was dependable, an anchor in what otherwise appeared to me a moving and unstable firmament.” ~Gordon B. Hinckley

Classical Music this month will be provided by Verdi, Liszt, Bizet, and Paganini

October Preview

The Dinner Topic Theme for October: History Heroes

Defining Moments

“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: Judeo-Christian

See more Defining Moments

Featured Topics

judeo-christian1The Parenting Value for this month: Self-reliance—Responsibility, not blame

Famous Birthdays: Verdi, Christopher Columbus, Margaret Thatcher, Liszt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, David Ben Gurion, Bizet, Paganini, John Adams

Critical Thinking: Defining Judeo-Christian

Culture Wars: Halloween does not belong to the devil

  • Get rid of Planned Parenthood
  • Enjoy comic relief with brilliant cartoons from A.F. Branco and Ben Garrison
  • Humanism’s bloodless coup

Faith:  Keep the 10 Commandments

columbus3History Heroes: Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates

  • The spiritual quest of Christopher Columbus
  • Leaders who defended America’s covenant with God
  • Jefferson defeats the Barbary pirates
  • She rescued children from the Holocaust
  • The Greatest Generation

cartoon-scalia-D-WoundedImprimis from Hillsdale: The Next Supreme Court Justice, key to American survival

National Security:  Muslim infiltration, stealth jihad

Truth Zone: The truth about “fact checking”  opinion journalism

FBI: Nearly Three Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed With Rifles, Shotguns Combined

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This is a must-read if you want to take America back:

Truth Zone: America First— Donald Trump Foreign Policy

What’s Best for America? Defeat the Left!

 

Trump-Make-America-Great-MAPBig Picture—What do Americans really Want?

They want their country back, and will do what 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

Ongoing

1. Let Us Educate Ourselves

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

truth3freeIf we don’t teach our children and youth true doctrine—and teach it clearly—the world will teach them Satan’s lies. ~Bonnie Oscarson

“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.

The 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

freedomtorchNEW PAGE! If you missed the newsletter, or just want an inspirational message on cultural topics, you can visit our new Inspiration Page. Topics include American Covenant, Moral Compass, Biblical Worldview, Eternal Perspective,  and more.

New Categories!, National Security, Character Education, Patriotism 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.

Our Mission to Rescue the Birthright: Support Character Education for Young Adults

Now you can support the Culture of Liberty and help us reach and train more of the rising generation in our cherished Judeo-Christian values. Be a Patron; Please See our Donate Page

 PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR EPICWORLD DINNER TOPICS. Do you enjoy this web site? If you do, please click here or vote at the link in the right-hand sidebar beneath the Follow button. If we can be listed in the Top Sites at “Christians Unite!”—we can reach more people who think like you do. Thank you for your support.

FOLLOW US! To receive each newsletter and latest updates, click on the “Follow” button in the upper right hand corner of this site. Thank you.

Critical Thinking: Defining Moments updated

Updated: The most powerful weapon in the world—work for victory for American liberty: how to fight evil effectively

Bringing History Lessons to Life

Unleash a love of learning in your child with hands-on history materials!
Featuring timelines, maps, Lap Books™, and history studies designed for your child to live the lessons!

http://homeschoolinthewoods.com/

knightonhorseEpic Heroes Quest

Plus—Empowering keys found in each dinner topic; Preparing for the Epic Journey of Life;

Epic Heroes in Training 

Parent Resources

Comments and Contact

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[1] Thomas S. Monson