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  • The Republican Obsession With 'Restoring' America

    11/13/2014 7:59:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 13, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    Why so many conservatives have nostalgia for an era that wasn't all that golden. Next January, just in time for a potential presidential bid, Marco Rubio will publish a book. It’s called American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone.Call me a killjoy, but I don’t think Senator Rubio can make good on his subtitle. Creating “economic opportunity for everyone” is hard enough in a country of 316 million. Restoring it is a metaphysical impossibility. To restore something, it must have existed before. And never in its history has America offered “economic opportunity for everyone,” not even in the Edenic days...
  • Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By the Company Hired to Fix It

    09/04/2014 4:17:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | September 3, 2014 10:37 AM | Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan
    Saqqara, in Egypt, is the oldest stone complex ever built by humans—and within it sits the oldest pyramid in Egypt. It’s a piece of irreplaceable history that’s been crumbling for 4,600 years. But according to one local report, it’s currently being destroyed by the company hired to “restore” it. In fact, the company hired by Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities may have even committed a crime in its restoration. According to the Egypt Independent, preservation laws require that any new construction be less than 5 percent of the preserved structure. Instead, the company—which has reportedly never worked on a preservation project...
  • The Double Portion of Revival " RESTORATION" your ( ( (Complete Blessing ) ) ) The Cup Of Communion

    02/22/2014 10:49:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | The Spirit that goes out from the Father ,
    My countenance is as much for you as for others ! "Come" Partake , eat and drink from the cup of My Spirit of Truth for I am pouring out myself to you unhindered as you come to the Altar of ( ( (My Presence ) ) ) , I will speak to you there and completely restore all loss until you stand restored for this "IS" My Revival ( ( ( RESTORATION ) ) ) ! Does My Word not confirm it ? Truly it does ! And I AM your ) ( ( ( Complete Blessing ) )...
  • Calling All Christians: Rebellion brings Civil War 2, and invasion by China/Russia/etc. (VANITY)

    03/17/2013 7:34:56 PM PDT · by ROTB · 89 replies
    Me | 03/17/2013 | Me
    Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ –We need to seek Jesus with repentance (Acts 26:20), fasting (Matthew 9:15, Mark 2:20, Luke 5:35), weeping, and round the clock prayer, until God visits as he did in the Welsh Revival, after the Revolutionary War, and just before the Civil War, and throughout the 20th century. The USA is in serious trouble with the LORD. This should be apparent from … American Christianity has until the coming revival been in decline and is helpless against porn, divorce, sin, … Despite the LORD telling us in Matthew 5:13 to be "salt", the Church in...
  • How should I sell an old pick-up?

    01/28/2013 7:03:40 PM PST · by McGarrett · 43 replies
    01/28/2013 | Mcgarrett
    I have a pair of old 50's era Dodge pick-ups that have been sitting in the woods since the 1960's. Is it worth my while to try to sell them to someone who restores old vehicles, or just sell them to the junk yard?
  • Elderly woman destroys 19th-century fresco with DIY restoration

    08/22/2012 9:48:26 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 98 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 22, 2012 | Amy Willis
    <p>Three separate photographs of “Ecce Homo” by painter Elias Garcia Martinez show extensive damage caused by an elderly woman who decided the masterpiece needed a little refurbishment.</p> <p>But in a time of austerity, rather than calling in a professional to complete the job, the unnamed woman attempted to restore the mural herself – at a devastating cost.</p>
  • Patriot's Handbook: A Practical Guide to Restoring Liberty

    06/16/2012 8:22:59 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 13 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | 2012 | Jim Simpson
    A Country in CrisisAmerica is a country in crisis. From financial meltdown to economic hardship; from a growing list of hostile foes to grave doubts among our allies; from failures in schools and fractured families to federal government intrusion into virtually every aspect of life, our country faces a profound, multi-dimensional crisis that threatens to destroy our livelihoods, our form of government and our very way of life. It casts a bleak shadow on the future for our children, their children and all future generations. The events of the Obama administration’s first two years have brought this crisis into sharp...
  • Future tense, X: The fourth revolution

    06/05/2012 9:46:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | June 2012 | James Piereson
    On the possibility of a forthcoming political revolution.The United States has been shaped by three far-reaching political revolutions: Thomas Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. Each of these upheavals concluded with lasting institutional and cultural adjustments that set the stage for new phases of political and economic development. Are we on the verge of a new upheaval, a “fourth revolution” that will reshape U.S. politics for decades to come? There are signs to suggest that we are. In fact, we may already be in the early stages of this twenty-first-century revolution.The great recession that began...
  • The Occult & Restoration Story

    10/30/2011 6:04:50 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 34 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1992-2008 | Robert K. Lewis
    ...Where did the word "Mormon" come from? Have you assumed that it came from the Book of Mormon? Anton LaVey's Satanic Bible has a list of "Infernal Names." Guess what one of them is? "Mormo." Mormo is the god of the ghouls, an evil being obsessed with the dead. What would the names of his followers be? "Mormons?" Is this just a coincidence? "In Chinese, "Mormon" means "gates of hell." That's why the Mormon missionaries have problems in Hong Kong, for instance. They have to avoid using the word "Mormon" in trying to convert the Chinese." Is this really just...
  • In 30 months, St. Peter’s Square to resemble the 1600s (Restoration project begins)

    08/13/2011 1:31:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    L'Osservatore Romano ^ | August 13, 2011
    In thirty months, St. Peters Square will return to looking like that which was conceived and built in the second half of the 1600s. Work has already begun on the Bernini columns and soon they will be restored in all of their original color and brilliance; as one of the most important Baroque symbols, famous not only in architecture and urban planning – as a space dedicated to public religious ceremonies – but also as highly allegorical artistic representation of an ecumenical embrace of the universal Church to all people. The immense construction site aims to restore all of the...
  • Tiger Tank Manual Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Ausf. E (SdKfz 181) Model

    06/01/2011 5:56:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies · 2+ views ^ | 2011 | Michael Hayton, Stevan Vase & David Fletcher
    The German Tiger I was the most feared battle tank of the Second World War. Its invincibility lay in its main gun and heavy defensive armour. Using the successful Haynes Manual format, the Tiger Tank Manual gives an insight into acquiring, owning and operating one of these awesome fighting vehicles. The Tank Museum's Tiger '131' forms the centrepiece of this manual, which includes full photographic coverage of the strip-down of '131' and its engine. Vivid personal recollections describe what it was like to command a Tiger in war.
  • Freepers, thinking of 'going galt' [Opus]

    04/16/2011 11:31:56 PM PDT · by The Watcher · 85 replies
    Self | The Watcher
    Freepers... I am the son of a son of immigrants, a working class stiff, who came from a poor family. I've never known wealth and am unlikely to. However, I see the endless refrain to attack freedom to be in your own business, to do as you see fit, and to direct your own fate and your own energies very much in danger. As one person with many talents, and capabilities I know that are greater than the sum of just hours and hands, it seems to me at days, that it really is time to "go galt", and just...
  • Video: Joseph Smith, prophet of the restoration (REAL Mormon / LDS)

    04/01/2011 7:37:54 AM PDT · by Paragon Defender · 123 replies People around the world now have a new way to learn about Joseph Smith, the founder and first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A film called Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration is now available online, marking the first time the Church has shared a full-length film on the Internet.
  • PT Boat 658

    03/31/2011 9:19:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 21, 2009 | StridertheRanger99
    The only functional, restored, PT boat left in the world! Operating out of Portland, Oregon.
  • The Restoration and Conversion of Israel - Part X

    03/23/2011 11:39:26 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 21 replies
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | November, 1915 | Geo. A.B. Chamberlain
    No. 257, November, 1915, Vol. XXI., No. 11., pp. 124-125. The last fourteen chapters (35-48) of Ezekiel contains such clear and concise prophecies concerning the restoration, conflicts, conversion, and establishment of Israel in their own land, on their own soil, that, were there no other testimony in the Word (and we have produced abundance), we venture to assert that no one, except by the most flagrant system of spiritualization, could deny that such restoration either had taken place, or must be relegated to the future. And that it is to the future we must look for the fulfillment is certain,...
  • The Restoration and Conversion of Israel - Part IX

    03/16/2011 10:16:20 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 3 replies
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | October, 1915 | Geo. A.B. Chamberlain
    No. 256, October, 1915, Vol. XXI, No. 10 VII. THE TESTIMONY OF JOEL. We come now in chronological order to the Book of the prophet Joel, which we regard as one continuous prophecy, and claim the entire prophecy as a prediction of events to be accomplished after a coming restoration of the Jews. Joel's prophecy is undated. It seems clear, however, that as Hosea was appointed prophet especially for the ten tribes of Israel, so Joel exercised that sacred office for Judah and Benjamin. The unity of the book as a whole is so evident that there is no need...
  • Ted Haggard: Tiger Woods Got Restored, Why Can't Christian Leaders?

    03/13/2011 8:33:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/13/2011 | Elena Garcia
    In his third featured interview this year, former megachurch pastor Ted Haggard asks why it is so hard for the Church to live out its teachings on forgiveness and restoration, noting that the secular world is doing a better job at this than Christians. "The differentiation between the Church and everybody else is that we should respond with restoration, healing, hope to people's sin condition, our sin condition. We're losing that right now," he argues in a new video interview with Lifetree Café, a Christian-based network of local discussion groups. He expresses frustration over his observation that many celebrities –...
  • The Restoration and Conversion of Israel - Part VIII

    03/12/2011 8:25:33 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 5 replies
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | September, 1915 | Geo. A. B. Chamberlain
    No. 255, September, 1915, Vol. XXI. No. 9, pp. 104-106 VI. THE TESTIMONY OF DANIEL THE PROPHET. Although the Book of Daniel does not mention the Restoration, nor directly refer to the Conversion of Israel, it is our privilege to glance at certain passages in that book, as they tell us of occurrences which will take place between those two events. It also brings to our notice a personage who shall be instrumental in bringing those occurrences to pass. We have reference again and again to some Great One who shall rule with universal sway, and shall tread down and...
  • The Restoration and Conversion of Israel - Part VII

    03/11/2011 8:45:13 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 2 replies
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | July, 1915 | Geo. A. B. Chamberlain
    No. 253, July, 1915, Vol. XXI., No. 7., pp. 74-76 V. THE TESTIMONY OF JEREMIAH (continued). Let us now turn to some passages in chapters 30-33, taking chapter 33 first, as this has something in common with chapter 23, which we examined in the preceding article. Again we have "the Branch" and "the LORD our RIGHTEOUSNESS" referred to. "In those days, and at that time (i.e., the time at which Jehovah will perform the good things promised unto the house of Israel and under the house of Judah, the whole twelve tribes (v. 14), will I cause the BRANCH (Tsemach)...
  • The Restoration and Conversion of Israel - Part VI

    03/11/2011 2:59:49 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 1+ views
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | June, 1915 | Geo. A. B. Chamberlain
    No. 252, June, 1915, Vol. XXI., No. 6., pp. 63-65 IV. THE TESTIMONY OF MICAH (continued). But not only does Micah tell us of the events and happenings connected with the restoration and conversion of Israel, and the righteous rule of Messiah; he also takes us still further, and, if the interpretation of vv. 7, 8, following those in chapter 5, which we considered in our last article, be correct, gives us a glimpse of what that people shall become, and how they shall be regarded among the nations of the world, when the Lord shall have dealt graciously with...
  • The Restoration and Conversion of Israel - Part V

    03/09/2011 11:12:21 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 10 replies
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | May, 1915 | Geo. A.B. Chamberlain
    No. 251, May, 1915, Vol. XXI., No. 5., pp. 51-53 III. THE TESTIMONY OF ISAIAH (continued). We concluded our last paper with Isaiah's description of the overthrow of Israel's enemies. But what of Israel? We have seen and shall further see that deliverance from their oppressors by the interposition of Messiah ensures blessings, temporal and spiritual, and these blessings flow from their reception of Messiah as their Hope and Salvation. So in the passages here considered. 1. There shall be peaceful occupation of Jerusalem. "For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: He will...
  • The Restoration and Conversion of Israel - Part V

    03/08/2011 6:09:15 AM PST · by John Leland 1789
    THINGS TO COME - Journal of Biblical Literature | May, 1915 | Geo. A.B. Chamberlain
    No. 251, May, 1915, Vol. XXI., No. 5., pp. 51-53 III. THE TESTIMONY OF ISAIAH (continued). We concluded our last paper with Isaiah's description of the overthrow of Israel's enemies. But what of Israel? We have seen and shall further see that deliverance from their oppressors by the interposition of Messiah ensures blessings, temporal and spiritual, and these blessings flow from their reception of Messiah as their Hope and Salvation. So in the passages here considered. 1. There shall be peaceful occupation of Jerusalem. "For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: He will...
  • The Restoration and Conversion of Israel - Part IV

    03/05/2011 11:14:40 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 8 replies
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | April, 1915 | Geo. A.B. Chamberlain
    No. 250, April, 1915, Vol. XXI., No. 4., pp. 39-40. III. THE TESTIMONY OF ISAIAH (continued.) In our last article we saw very plainly how Jehovah would "assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth" (Isa. 11.12). Also verse 11 tells us that the LORD will "recover the remnant of His people . . . from Assyria and from Egypt." We follow the same line of thought in chap. 27.12, 13. "It shall come to pass in that day the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the...
  • The Restoration and Conversion of Israel - Part III

    03/05/2011 5:37:06 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 5 replies
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | March, 1915 | Geo. A.B. Chamberlain
    No. 249, March, 1915, Vol. XXI., No. 3, pp. 29-31. II. THE TESTIMONY OF HOSEA (continued). Finally, let us glance at Hosea 1.10, 11. Here, after stating that Israel is not His people, God promises a future great increase of the nation, "yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea," in which we see a direct reference to the natural seed, for it will be remembered that the Almighty promised Abraham a double line of descendents, a natural seed is represented by the sand of the sea, and a spiritual seed represented...
  • The Restoration and Conversion of Israel - Part II

    03/04/2011 1:57:03 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 10 replies
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | February, 1915 | A.B. Chamberlain
    By Rev. Geo. A.B. Chamberlain, M.A. Vicar of Hook, Yorks. No. 248, February, 1915, Vol. XXI., No. 2, pp. 19-22. So many are the "divers portions" in which "God in time past spake unto the fathers by the prophets" with regard to the future Restoration and Conversion of their descendents, that it is somewhat perplexing to know exactly where to begin our exploration of this rich treasure-house of God's revelation. Perhaps the best course would be to take the prophets in their chronological order, and see what each has to tell us in connection the future dealings with the chosen...
  • The Restoration and Conversion of Israel - Part I

    03/04/2011 1:26:49 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature, No. 247, Vol. XXI. No. 1 | January, 1915 | A.B. Chamberlain
    By Rev. Geo. A.B. Chamberlain, M.A. Vicar of Hook, Yorks. As found in Things to Come, A Journal fo Biblical Literature, No. 247, January, 1915, Vol. XXI. No. 1., pp.8-10 FORWARD It is a matter of congratulation that in dealing with the subject such as the above, there is no need, as far as the readers of Things to Come are concerned, to dwell upon the great importance of the prophetic Scriptures. In fact, no one would spend valuable time reading that excellent paper, did they not attach some importance, however little, to the prophetic parts of Holy Writ; where...

    02/27/2011 1:18:48 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 6 replies ^ | 2-27-11 | Greg Evensen
  • One Nation Under God: Under His Law

    02/20/2011 5:32:29 PM PST · by Hope Smith · 2 replies
    2/20/11 | Hope Smith
    I have begun reading a new book of Lenten sermons, and have been intrigued to see the application to the state of our nation. Please make these thoughts and ideas a matter of prayer for America: "...the relation between God and man [is] primarily a personal relationship. But to say that is not to say that it is a lawless relationship. It is both personal and moral. It is a personal relationship in which, ethically speaking, some things are forever obligatory, viz., to love God and neighbor. Moreover, some things are forever to be denied, such as hate, lust, selfishness....
  • Restoration of Rights: A case study (OH)

    12/10/2010 5:51:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 7 December, 2010 | James Wheeler
    There are decisions we face as humans that can and will define our lives. For me, that decision took place in March of 1999. I allowed another person to talk me into signing for a package of marijuana delivered to my apartment. Now, I knew exactly what was going to be in the package, and I also knew that it was against the law. For reasons that still to this day I do not understand, I allowed this event to take place, and I signed for the marijuana. The entire thing was a setup. I was immediately arrested and taken...
  • The Battle Lines in the Sand Are Being Drawn

    09/30/2010 7:52:32 AM PDT · by David DeGerolamo · 11 replies ^ | 9/30/2010 | David DeGerolamo
    The information below outlines the rally on October 2, 2010 “committed to pulling our country back together now”. I have been asked on mulitple occasions who are the Tea Party and Patriot groups fighting against. The first issue with this question is that we are fighting for not against our country and its founding principles. I know that makes us extremists in the eyes of the Department of Justice and Homeland security. Well, we can just add the DOJ to the list below since we now see that this department is fighting against us: they are not protecting our right...
  • Restoring America to Judeo-Christian Values

    09/16/2010 2:55:02 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Sept. 16, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Tonight The ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW 9p ET With as much as we're hearing from media giants like Glenn Beck about restoring and returning to the Judeo-Christian values America was founded upon... You and your pastor are invited to join us this tonight at 9 pm ET for a very special edition of The ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW when Jerry Williams, popular Christian singer/songwriter and counselor-to-pastors  joins us. Jerry has been writing and performing contemporary Christian worship and patriotic songs to audiences around the world with the music group "HARVEST" for the past four decades. He is the founder and former president of Harvest Ministries,...
  • The Next Day, Going Forward

    09/12/2010 7:28:15 AM PDT · by Wading Across · 1 replies
    Wading Across Blog ^ | 9-12-10 | Wading Across
    Today is September 12th, 9-12, and after the infamous day nine years ago, many looked to the following day, this day, symbolically as a call to action – 9-11 being the wake-up call. Initially of course it wasn’t seen as that, people dwelling on the carnage and the anger as well as seeking some answers. In looking for answers, people began to see the larger perspectives and realized that we’d been living fairly insulated lives with an adolescent kind of belief that we’re invincible, blithely apathetic and ignorant to what has been occurring in our nation, let alone in the...
  • Tradition-Friendly Bishop Re-Opens Seminary After 10 Years of Being Closed

    09/06/2010 3:35:55 PM PDT · by 0beron · 3 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/06/2010 | Tancred
    [Paris] Msgr Marx Aillet, the current General Vicar of the traditional friendly French Diocese of Toulon, was made by Pope Benedict the Bishop of the Diocese of Bayonne. He is a member of St. Martins-Community founded by Cardinal Siri, in which the Holy Mass of Paul VI is celebrated in latin, versus Deum. The Bishop wrote an article about the use and meaning of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum and endeavored to promote the Tridentine Mass also the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in his Diocese. Even after the first two years in office, it was possible for him...
  • Ratzinger-Schülerkreis Discusses the Outcome of the Second Vatican Council

    08/26/2010 10:25:59 PM PDT · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 08/26/2010 | Tancred
    Ratzinger-Schülerkreis Discusses the Outcome of the Second Vatican Council Editor: the Zenit article doesn't mention Cardinal Schönborn's participation, although the following article does. It will be interesting to discover what Cardinal Koch's paper discloses and how it is received. It would be interesting as well to know what, if any, bearing the current talks with the SSPX have on the talks. Castel Ganndolfo: Archbishop Kurt Koch will speak as the main contributor about the Second Vatican Council and the Liturgical Reform -- even Cardinal Schönborn will take part. Castel Gandolfo ( The new Vatican Minister of Ecumenism, Archbishop Kurt Koch...
  • WOW CARS: Pebble Beach/Monterey Concours d'Elegance

    08/16/2010 12:41:58 PM PDT · by gaijin · 11 replies
    Aug 16th, 2010 | gaijin
    This freep is still dazed, as he attended all 5 days of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion which just finished. A key part of that is the Concours d'Elegance --the biggest and most fancy in all the world. My photos are from all over the different recent gatherings on the Peninsula; the YouTube slide music video link below represents about 2% or so of my photos; I took over 2,000 of them..! I might make another couple videos in the near future after I get over my sunburn and get some rest. I'll just lay down some track and blast...
  • Rick Barber joins RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION effort!

    07/04/2010 9:25:41 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 19 replies
    Rick Barber, the alll-American, Tea Party supported, U.S. Marine Corps veteran running for the 2nd District seat from Alabama in th US House has joined: RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION And taken the oath to support the 12 conservative, fundamental constitutional principles there. He has forced a primary runoff on July 13 against the current GOP holder of the seat, RINO, Martha Roby. Go to Ricks site: Read his views, watch his YouTube videos. As a conservative, you will not be disappointed. This is exactly the kind of candidate we need in Washington. Alabama freepers, and all others, rally to...
  • 34 candidates sworn to the constitution & conservative principle (Restore the Constitution)

    07/02/2010 3:19:09 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 50 replies
    RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION (An FR Alliance effort) The following is a list of 34 candidates (and growing) who have sworn true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution and to 12 fundamental conservative constitutional principles before being elected to office: 34 candidates foresworn and pledged to the US Constitution & conservative constitutional principle These candidates have all sworn or affirmed that they will support the Constitutional Principles established by the Independent American Movement for Constitutional Restoration and whom we have sworn or affirmed in turn to support (more candidate names will be added as they take this oath or affirmation):...
  • Founding of America and gospel Restoration are divinely connected

    06/29/2010 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | June 29, 2010 | Trent Toone
    Even with religious freedom and the birth of a new nation, the Restoration of the gospel was still an uphill battle. Only with a divinely orchestrated plan and precise timing was a space carved out for the young Mormon church to grow. That was the thesis of a phone conversation with John C. Thomas, who teaches LDS Church history and other subjects in the Department of Religious Education at BYU-Idaho… "I don't know if we (the church) survived by the skin of our teeth, but it was a tough go," Thomas said. "It's remarkable that you had to bring a...
  • Join us as we RESTORE THE CONSTITUTION and our Republic

    06/27/2010 12:00:48 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 46 replies · 1+ views
    <p>Our founders, despite whatever differences, knew human nature and designed our constitution and government accordingly. Only a few reads of their words illustrate how far we have strayed.</p> <p>Far too many in our nation have been lured into immorality, dependence, or apathy by the wiles of evil, designing men and women who lust for power and vice and want our liberty destroyed.</p>
  • No federal water micromanagement

    06/14/2010 5:28:33 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 5 replies · 258+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | June 11, 2010 | Bob L. Vice
    Keeping America’s waterways and water supply clean is a crucial goal. So is guarding against federal micromanagement of our lives and property. Unfortunately, a push is on to use the cause of clean water as an excuse to unbalance our federal system and undermine our liberties by concentrating regulation of land use in Washington, D.C. The proposed Clean Water Restoration Act was the first legislative salvo in this campaign. Unveiled in 2007, the CWRA was reintroduced in the Senate last year by Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis. With a simple semantic change, it would usher in unprecedented centralization by giving federal...
  • The Restoration Movement -- Mending The American Social Fabric

    05/21/2010 7:28:49 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 2 replies · 189+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | May 21, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    In 1989, historian David Hackett Fischer described America as having "a social system which for two centuries has remained stubbornly democratic in its politics, capitalist in its economy, libertarian in its laws, individualist in its society and pluralistic in its culture." A good description at the time, but the two decades since have seen the emergence of a political class engaged, deliberately or recklessly, in tearing apart the American social fabric. Now there is a movement across the land to mend those tears and restore the American social system.
  • New episodes of The Shrugging Out podcast (episodes 18 & 19)

    05/19/2010 6:12:52 AM PDT · by Packer Pete · 107+ views
    me ^ | May 12, 2010 | PackerPete
    Two new episodes are out: Episode 18 (both audio only and video-while-driving), about the home mortgage problem, and what might happen when tens of millions of mortgages go into default. Episode 19 (audio only): A POSITIVE and UPBEAT show discussing what will happen after the crash to restore the true American dream. Inspired by a listener comment from John B. A BIG jump in listenership has happened over the last few days, thanks I'm sure to my fellow travelers at the very great Free Republic. MANY, MANY THANKS!!!
  • "When Are the Writings or Sermons of Church Leaders Entitled to the Claim of Scripture?" Mormon

    05/13/2010 8:49:44 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 51 replies · 476+ views
     "When Are the Writings or Sermons of Church Leaders Entitled to the Claim of Scripture?" by J. Reuben Clark Address given to seminary and institute teachers, at BYU, on July 7, 1954, published in Church News (July 31, 1954): 9-10; reprinted in Dialogue 12 (Summer 1979), 68- 80. I assume the scripture behind this question is the declaration of the Lord in a revelation given through Joseph primarily to Orson Hyde, Luke S. Johnson, Lyman E. Johnson, and William E. M'Lellin, who were to engage in missionary work. After addressing a word first to Orson Hyde, the Lord continued: And,...
  • Restoration or Revolution?

    04/08/2010 10:04:23 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 15 replies · 369+ views ^ | Thursday, April 8, 2010 | By Mark Alexander
    "...with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor." --Declaration of Independence American Patriot With those words, our Founders codified by signature their intent to establish liberty over tyranny at the great cost of their fortunes and, indeed, their lives. Since that July day in 1776, generations of Patriots have, likewise, committed by oath to Support and Defend the Constitution to which that Declaration gave rise. As we approach the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the opening salvo of the American...
  • America will be Restored

    03/29/2010 5:57:24 AM PDT · by RobaWho · 13 replies · 444+ views ^ | October, 2009 | Rob Cunningham
    I wrote this blog in October 2009, and never has it been more true than it is today. November 2010 will be historic on a scale not seen in our lifetimes! Consider what will happen as the following massive voter groups begin to fuse and, at an absolute minimum, strongly trend AWAY from big government liberalism. Irritated republicans. Angry conservatives. Ron Paul libertarians. Registered independents. Disaffected democrats. Frightened Medicare seniors. Disillusioned Jews. And drum roll: Conservative youth (18-26). Pray, just for a moment (or longer, it's OK), reflect and analyze these energized groups. While political trends are often difficult to...
  • Restoration of the Gospel (LDS Caucus)

    03/19/2010 8:46:55 AM PDT · by restornu · 3 replies · 120+ views
    Isa. 2: 2 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. Isa. 11: 11 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and...
  • Reading tea party leaves

    03/16/2010 11:01:39 PM PDT · by Eterna1Soldier · 9 replies · 552+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 3/16/10 | Jonah Goldberg
    The tea partyers certainly aren't "dropping out" of the system; if they were, we wouldn't be talking about them. And they aren't reading Marxist tracts in a desire to "tear down the system" either. They're reading Thomas Paine, the founders and Friedrich Hayek in the perhaps naive hope that they'll be able to restore the principles that are supposed to be guiding the system (to the extent they're reading radicals such as Saul Alinsky, it's because they've been told that's the best way to understand his disciple in the White House).

    03/01/2010 9:24:59 AM PST · by Ken4TA · 37 replies · 437+ views
    The following article, written by a friend of mine, Gene McCoy, is an unpublished paper. He gave me permission to use it as I saw fit. He Titled it, Back to the Beginning: Restoring the Church to the New Testament Pattern. I think it very worthy of consideration and discussion. Here it is. It was in Junior High School that I began to notice changes in my vision and first began wearing eyeglasses. Over the years, my vision gradually worsened, making stronger prescriptions necessary. When I was thirty-nine years old, the eye doctor told me to prepare for more drastic...
  • Joseph Smith—Prophet of the Restoration (LDS Ecumenical)

    02/28/2010 10:27:03 PM PST · by restornu · 139 replies · 1,072+ views
    LDS.ORG ^ | Oct 3 2009 | Elder Tad R. Callister Of the Seventy
    Through Joseph Smith have been restored all the powers, keys, teachings, and ordinances necessary for salvation and exaltation. Suppose for a moment someone told you these three facts about a New Testament personality and nothing more: first, the Savior said of this man, “O thou of little faith” (Matthew 14:31); second, this man, in a moment of anger, cut off an ear of the high priest’s servant; and third, this man denied knowing who the Savior was on three occasions, even though he had walked with Him daily. If that is all you knew or focused upon, you might have...
  • Glacier Girl: The Back Story

    02/27/2010 1:52:27 PM PST · by caveat emptor · 25 replies · 1,116+ views
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | July 01, 2007 (reprint-1993) | Karen Jensen
    The journey on which the world’s most famous fighter airplane [was recovered from beneath 268 feet of ice on Greenland's ice cap]. Great Britain was holding off Nazi Germany and the United States was rushing warplanes to British airfields. In 1942, Glacier Girl was a brand new Lockheed P-38F, one of hundreds of airplanes sent as part of U.S. Army Air Force had its pilots base-hop across the North Atlantic from Maine to Scotland. Not all squadrons made it across, and this particular one was forced down by weather to an emergency landing on an ice cap in Greenland. For...