Istoria Ministries Blog Posts

  • The Reason I Happily Participate in a Protest March

    Jun 5, 2020 | 11:28 am

    The Reason I Happily Participate in a Protest March Why is it that disagreements in politics, theology, current events, and other issues often (not always) result in anger, hostility, name-calling, and relational separation?That's a question that deserves a thoughtful answer. It seems that the messenger is attacked when the message is uncomfortable, embarrassing, or in the hearers' minds, harmful.All of us have seen this or have experienced it, but hopefully, we don't partake in it.Attacking a person for speaking, writing, or defending things that you don't believe to be true is a sign of immaturity.Free speech must be cherished and protected for a society to be civilized and progressive. You may not[…]

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  • A Word of Encouragement for You on a Hump Day

    Jun 3, 2020 | 05:04 am

    A Word of Encouragement for You on a Hump Day There is no greater pain than when we hurt, plead with God for relief, and find heaven remaining quiet.Let's be honest.As Christians, there is no more bitter experience than facing a monumental trial that seems destined to do us in, and when we ask God for relief, He seems deaf to our cries.As adopted children of the King, nothing is scarier or more disconcerting than to believe the Throne Room is locked, keeping Him from hearing us in our time of need.  All of us have been there.There is a day for all of us when God seems not to hear our cries.When that happens, no matter when that day occurs, it's a tough[…]

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  • Switzerland Is a Model During These Days of Rage

    Jun 2, 2020 | 14:17 pm

    Switzerland Is a Model During These Days of Rage American citizens defending Natural RightsThe United States turns into a nation of crime at night.By day, protestors are peacefully marching for needed change in our country. I'm for them. I'm doing all I can to empathize with the protestors and to listen carefully to their concerns. I'm also acting in our community to bring about racial reconciliation and needed changeBut the night rioters are a different matter.The rioters and looters who are destroying property and lives across America should be shot in the act.No exceptions. I realize that those destroying lives and property during this 2020 America uprising often justify their[…]

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  • The Great Riches of Obeying God's Call on My Life

    May 29, 2020 | 07:29 am

    The Great Riches of Obeying God's Call on My Life Egyptian King Tut's Gold Death MaskWe are living in a day when most Americans are concerned about how much money they don't have, and other Americans greatly concerned about how to keep the wealth they've accumulated. Moses illustrates what it's like for a person to follow God and His will for our lives, deeming God and His call greater riches than all the treasures of this world.Born 1400 years before Christ, the infant Moses was placed in a basket of bulrushes by his Hebrew parents and set afloat down the Nile River.The Pharaoh of Egypt had ordered all Hebrew boys killed[…]

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  • The Charge of Murder Is Needed in the Floyd Case

    May 27, 2020 | 07:57 am

    The Charge of Murder Is Needed in the Floyd Case George FloydThree caveats before a statement on George Floyd's death:1. I am pro-law enforcement.2. I believe that due process is a constitutional right.3. Riots help nobody's cause.Statement: The police officer who killed George Floyd ought to be charged with murder. Whether the police officer is convicted or not is a different issue. I'm only speaking of a prosecutor's responsibility.For the sake of all humanity, American civility, and our just society, the CHARGE of murder is necessary, not manslaughter, because the officer knew George personally.Prayers for all involved

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  • The History of Female Native American Education and Northeastern Oklahoma State University

    May 26, 2020 | 17:08 pm

    The History of Female Native American Education and Northeastern Oklahoma State University Seminary Hall, Northeastern Oklahoma State University'The Trail of Tears' (1838-1839) culminated in the relocation of over 20,000 Cherokee Indians from Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and North Carolina to Northeastern Oklahoma. Estimates are that 4,000 Cherokee men, women and children died during The Trail of Tears.Upon settling in Oklahoma at an area called Park Hill, just outside of the present day city of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the Cherokee Indians began to rebuild their nation.Within a decade of arriving in Oklahoma, around the same time the Southern Baptist Convention was being formed, the Cherokee people - with the help of missionary Samuel Worcester who came with the[…]

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  • Nikola Tesla and the Common Good in Year 2020

    May 23, 2020 | 09:36 am

    Nikola Tesla and the Common Good in Year 2020 Nikola Tesla Imagine never having to pay your monthly electrical bill. How would you feel if you were able to simply turn a knob in your home and receive free electrical power through the airwaves, similar to the manner in which you turn on your radio and listen to a radio broadcast for free?The technology for free electricity existed over 100 years ago. But some financial titans in America, including J. Pierpont Morgan, William A. Clark, George Westinghouse, as well as the United States government had too much to lose if electricity were free. They all refused to fund the inventor, a[…]

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  • "Unleash Your God-Given Healing" by Ginny Brant

    May 20, 2020 | 14:13 pm

    "Unleash Your God-Given Healing" by Ginny Brant This week's guest post is written by my friend Ginny Dent Brant.Ginny and I served together as trustees of the International Mission Board. Ginny is a speaker and writer who grew up in the halls of power in Washington, DC, the daughter of an insider of the Nixon administration .Ginny has battled cancer, ministered around the world, and served on the front lines of American culture as a counselor, educator, wellness advocate, and adjunct professor.Ginny Brant’s award-winning book, Finding True Freedom: From the White House to the World, was endorsed by Chuck Colson and featured in many TV and media[…]

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  • Where Modern Science Fails Us Every Single Time

    May 15, 2020 | 08:52 am

    Where Modern Science Fails Us Every Single Time A new religion in AmericaWe live in a scientific age. That's obvious to anyone with a modicum of formal education.However, it's important to know where science will fail you if you let it. Science cannot speak declaratively on the origin or ultimate end of human life, this world, the universe, or even disease.God alone governs. Science observes.The best scientists who have ever lived agree that God alone governs the world. They taught that people should rely on God because He's the transcendent Creator, outside of time, and trust that He's bringing all things in time to an ultimate grand and[…]

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  • Vaccines Used in Africa to Sterilize African Women

    May 13, 2020 | 07:47 am

    Vaccines Used in Africa to Sterilize African Women Tanya Axisa, DIP, Wikimedia CommonsI'll keep this blog as short as possible. Don't accept my word for anything. Do research for yourself.PREMISE: In 2008 and 2009, some unsuspecting African women began receiving vaccines from the World Health Organization which contained the contraceptive sterilant Depo-Provera, rendering these vaccinated African women infertile.The women thought they were getting vaccines to fight common diseases. In reality, they were unwilling clinical subjects for a World Health Organization project, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to experiment with the birth control drug Depo-Provera before rolling it out through a broad population control campaign on the[…]

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