Istoria Ministries Blog Posts

  • Exactly What Isn't Working in Mitigating Covid-19?

    Nov 27, 2020 | 08:30 am

    Exactly What Isn't Working in Mitigating Covid-19? Good health involves eating right, exercising, and avoiding addictive behaviors. Though individual good health betters society in general, the government cannot mandate citizens to follow good health rules.  Ask New York. Six years ago, New York politicians attempted to ban Big Gulp soda drinks "for the good of the people," but they found their laws were struck down by the courts as unconstitutional. People in New York still drink Big Gulp soda drinks.Good hygiene is similar to good health. Wash your hands, isolate from other people when sick " (e.g. 'dis-ease' means 'not at ease'), practice good hygiene, and trust God.  Those are the[…]

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  • Growing Hostility Toward Christianity in the USA: Tell Your Kids of Thanksgiving Before It's Too Late

    Nov 25, 2020 | 07:14 am

    Growing Hostility Toward Christianity in the USA: Tell Your Kids of Thanksgiving Before It's Too Late Archbishop Bashar Warda, a Chaldean Catholic bishop living in Erbil, Iraq, delivered a chilling message this week to the fifth annual New York-based conference on international religious liberty sponsored by the Anglosphere Society. Bishop Warda's warning came in his talk entitled Act in Time: Protecting Imperiled Christians in Ancient and Other Lands. He told the assembly of his fear as he watches the growing hostility toward the Christian religion - in the United States. Here is a man living in an area squeezed by radical Muslims and his greatest fear is for the people of the United States. It's time[…]

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  • Facts Have No Feelings and Government Isn't God

    Nov 21, 2020 | 15:08 pm

    Facts Have No Feelings and Government Isn't God The survival rate of Covid-19 is extraordinarily high. The Center for Disease Control states that if you are 70 years of age or younger, your chance of surviving after contracting Covid-19 is over 99%. If you are over 70 years of age, your chance of survival after contracting Covid-19 is over 95%. Those are some high rates of survival. Compare Covid-19 to the survival rates of various kinds of cancer. The cancers with the lowest survival estimates are mesothelioma (6.5%), pancreatic cancer (7.3%), and brain cancer (12.2%). The highest survival estimates can be seen in patients with testicular cancer (95.3%), melanoma of skin[…]

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  • The Scientific Red Badge of Courage Is to Resist Mask Conformity and Respect Individual Liberty

    Nov 19, 2020 | 14:24 pm

    The Scientific Red Badge of Courage Is to Resist Mask Conformity and Respect Individual Liberty I lost a friend to death last night. He died with Covid-19.He'd been careful. His health had been compromised by cancer. He wore a mask, he washed his hands, he kept his social distance. Yet he caught Covid-19. My friend died while on a vent fighting the disease. I have two close family members who have been very sick with Covid-19, two people for whom I care a great deal. I check on them almost every day because they are more vulnerable to this disease than most. I've had Covid-19. My wife has had Covid-19. A couple of my kids have had[…]

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  • "Who Am I To Judge?" Must Be Fully Answered Before We Prevent Horrible Abuses In This World

    Nov 19, 2020 | 06:28 am

    "Who Am I To Judge?" Must Be Fully Answered Before We Prevent Horrible Abuses In This World  A man raped four women in a prison for women, all because people refused to make a judgment about this man's claim that he was a woman. Last fall, another so-called transgendered man, obviously male to anyone who sees him, was allowed to enter the women's sleeping section of a homeless shelter. He later bragged about sexually violating multiple women over several nights at the shelter. These horrible abuses occurred because the shelter directors refused to judge the man's claims that he was a woman. Last week, the Roman Catholic Church defrocked and excommunicated a Catholic priest named Theodore McCarrick. Mr. McCarrick was[…]

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  • Lift Your Eyes to the LORD from Where Your Help Comes and Don't Trust in Politics or the President

    Nov 13, 2020 | 11:21 am

    Lift Your Eyes to the LORD from Where Your Help Comes and Don't Trust in Politics or the President I believe in American exceptionalism. I believe in it because American immigrants tell me it is real. People from all over the world will do everything in their power to come to America. Our nation represents liberty in a world of tyranny, the bright light of free capitalism among governments sustained by forced collectivism, and the ability for every individual - no matter his background - to make dreams a reality.Yes, I believe in the American dream. America is the land of opportunity. Our nation shines for freedom in a world built on bondage. I am proud of American history and[…]

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  • The Source of Social Decay Is Personal Preferences (No Morals) Becoming Cultural Customs (Mores)

    Nov 11, 2020 | 08:20 am

    The Source of Social Decay Is Personal Preferences (No Morals) Becoming Cultural Customs (Mores) The word "moral" and the word "mores" both come from the same Latin root word "mos"The Latin word mos means "the behavior, principles, or character expressed by a person."Morals are the principles of an individual person that either restrict or permit certain behaviors. A man or woman without morals (principles) will do as he or she prefers or pleases.When a group of individuals in specific societies lack morals, then the cultural mores will reflect the individual preferences of people. The English word mores means "the customs, characteristics, or essential conduct of a community." The phrase "social norms" would be a synonym for[…]

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  • The Worst Kind of Slavery Is the Fear of Death

    Nov 4, 2020 | 07:53 am

    The Worst Kind of Slavery Is the Fear of Death "Jesus died that He might...free those who all their lives have been held in slavery by their fear of death." Hebrews 2:14-15.2020 has brought to the surface of our culture the greatest kind of slavery mankind faces.It is the fear of dying. It used to be that Americans shared a common consensus about Divine things. We uniformly believed in a personal God who created the universe. We believed that this Creator gave life to us and that after we died, each of us would return to our Creator where we would give an account for our lives. Belief in God and the afterlife[…]

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  • Democracy Is a Curse and a Republic Is the Cure

    Oct 31, 2020 | 10:38 am

    Democracy Is a Curse and a Republic Is the Cure The Founding Fathers believed nothing more dangerous to America than democracy. Demos is the Greek word for "people" and cratos is the Greek word for "power."For the United States to become ruled by a majority opinion of the people rather than the Constitution and its stated objective to protect inalienable rights - rights that are granted and guaranteed to every individual by God, not the government - was the greatest fear of our Founding Fathers. The way the Founders thought regarding democracy is completely foreign to most Americans today. When I explained the dangers of democracy from the Founding Father's perspective on my Facebook page[…]

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  • I Vote for the Platform that Respects God-Given Life, Liberty,and the Pursuit of Private Property

    Oct 29, 2020 | 15:03 pm

    I Vote for the Platform that Respects God-Given Life, Liberty,and the Pursuit of Private Property I am a liberal. At least that's what some of the leaders of the Christian denomination to which I belong say about me. They say that I am a liberal. But as is the case with every obloquy, context is everything. I believe in the veracity (truthfulness) of the Bible.Because of my trust in Scripture, I believe in the equality of men and women. I believe the Bible teaches that leadership in the church and society should be based on character and gifting and not color or gender. I believe that every human being is created in the image of God and there is only one race[…]

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