President Donald Trump signed two bills crafted by Congressman Chris Smith into law on Tuesday: a five-year, $30 billion extension of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, legislation to ensure ISIS genocide victims in Iraq and Syria receive humanitarian relief and hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Christianity, Donald Trump, News | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, news, President Donald Trump, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Vice President Mike Pence | 5 Comments »
Anti-Religious Asbury Park City Council Violated Constitution, Unwittingly Supported Hate and Neglected Black People
By Thomas DeSeno
The Asbury Park City Council, using government letterhead, made a declaration opposing a religious belief. Government can no more denounce a religious belief than they can endorse one, without violating the 1st Amendment Establishment Clause. They then went on an illegal bullying campaign against a Pastor. So caught up in a mob-induced false narrative of gossip, they ignored that the Pastor was bringing financial relief to the Westside black community, something all City Councils failed to do for 50 years.admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, Christianity, Monmouth County News, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: 1st Amendment, AME Zion Church, Asbury Park, Asbury Park Outrage Team, Atlantic Park, Bradley Park, Christian Fuscarino, Establishment Clause, Festival of Life, Garden State Equality, ILGA, International Gay Bisexual Trans and Intersex Association, Islam, JD Shuttlesworth, Johnnie Mac's, Kristallnacht, Monmouth County News, Omar Mateen, Opinion, Outrage Team, Pastor Friedel, Pastor JD Shuttlesworth, Pastor Lyddale Akins, Rev. Dr. Vanzant, Reverend Harris, Second Baptist Church, Shore Christian Church, Tom DeSeno | 19 Comments »
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Understanding the Political Implications of the Arrest, Crucifixion and Death of the King of Kings
There’s both a theological and political answer to this age-old question, Save Jerseyans, one which every Christian ponders at one point or another during childhood.
After all, what’s so “good” about an objectively nice guy — Jesus of Nazareth — being arrested without cause, denied due process, condemned without evidence, ridiculed by his own people, betrayed by his closest friends, and brutally put to death by a tyrannical foreign power?
That’s a pretty “bad” Friday by anyone’s yardstick. The ACLU would’ve been all over this one.
Ghoulish though the scene may’ve been, it was truly “good” from a theological perspective because Jesus wasn’t just Jesus the regional political pariah or run of the mill desert preacher. He was the “Christ” incarnate, and He proved it by subsequently overcoming death and rising from the grave just three short days later. Having done so, He successfully ransomed mankind from eternal death and purchased eternal life for everyone audacious enough to believe in Him. So He quite literally saved us from ourselves… Jersey and all!
But like any great heroic tale, the “how” here is no less significant than the “why.”admin | Filed under: Christianity | Tags: Christ, Good Friday, Matt Rooney | Comments Off on What’s So “Good” About This Friday?