Alabama Officials Pass Resolution Declaring Winfield a ‘City Under God’

Alabama pdWINFIELD, Ala. — Officials in an Alabama city recently passed a resolution declaring the municipality of Winfield a “city under God.”

The resolution was passed in late December at the prompting of Mayor Randy Price, who urged city council to make the statement and take a stand for Christ.

“I feel like we need to stand up for what is right,” he told AL.com. “Our forefathers said ‘One nation under God’ and we went so far away from that. There are not enough godly people involved in day-to-day decisions.”

“Whereas we acknowledge God is the owner of the City of Winfield and that it is a City under God. We acknowledge that at all times, He is in control,” the resolution reads. “Whereas, we acknowledge that through His leadership, the mayor and city council will seek his wisdom and knowledge to be good stewards of the city.”

“Whereas, we acknowledge that though prayer, with His guidance and presence, that we will be able to trust that no problem will be too large or too small to overcome,” it continues. “Whereas, we acknowledge that the City of Winfield is where it is today because of God’s grace and mercy. Whereas, we acknowledge that at all times and in all circumstances, His will shall be done. Whereas, we acknowledge that to God be the glory.”

Some expressed support for the statement following passage.

“[W]e like the idea that God is acknowledged and that He is given the glory,” reads an editorial in the Marion County Journal Record. “Mind you, some of other religions—or no religions—might fuss, but if our coins can say, ‘In God We Trust,’ we see no harm in acknowledging the Almighty…”

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“[T]his resolution may not change the city, either, but it will not hurt. And, if anyone in Marion County deserves our thanks, it is Him, for all He has blessed us with,” it continued. “At least, that’s how we feel.”

But when atheists across the country learned of the resolution, they criticized the move.

“Who are they even trying to impress? I promise you God has better things to do than take over your city,” wrote blogger Hemant Mehta, known as “the friendly atheist,” who advised that he turned the matter into the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF).

But Mayor Price said that although some may not like the message, he will stand for God in the face of sin and darkness.

“It will continue to be bad if we don’t start standing up for God and for what’s right,” he told reporters. “I’m going to step on a lot of people’s toes but there’s not but one God and, that one God, to Him be the glory. There’s no other way; there’s no other God. There are a lot of religions out there but only one God.”

As previously reported, last January, the mayor of Flower Mound,Texas announced that he was declaring 2014 “the Year of the Biblle.”

“There’s so much benevolence on helping your fellow person,” he told local television station KDFW. “And the morality that helped build our country is based on the values that are found in the Bible. And as we look at problems, maybe we’re getting away from those values. And in my little small way, I want to encourage people to get back into those values.”

In 2012, lawmakers in Pennsylvania likewise declared a “Year of the Bible.” The resolution stated that not only has the Bible been an important part of America’s history, but that in difficult times such as the present, there is a “national need to study and apply the teachings of the Holy Scriptures.”


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  • James Grimes

    “But when atheists across the country learned of the resolution, they criticized the move.” I’m still laughing. If nothing else, The Useless are entertaining.

    • Lisa

      Why do you call atheists useless?

      • James Grimes

        On this site they are here for insults and disagreement.

        • BarkingDawg

          No, I’m just interested in insulting self-righteous blowhards.

          And, BTW, I’m not an atheist, I just don’t subscribe to the “I hate everyone who isn’t exactly like me” mindset that is so common here.

          • Fundisi

            I don’t know of anyone here that subscribes to “I hate everyone who isn’t exactly like me.” To oppose something because God opposes it, is not hate, it is love and those that would not stand against sin are the real haters here.

          • BarkingDawg

            they oppose things because of their narrow version of what they think God wants.

            I can not agree with that. I think that God is far more sublime then they give him credit for.

            People like Gary are motivated solely by hate. You can read it in his posts.

          • Fundisi

            What is their narrow version of things?

            What does it mean God is sublime?

          • Kay Briskey

            In reading the Bible and heeding God’s word, one does not get a narrow version of what God thinks or wants. Quite the contrary, those who do not read the Bible haven’t a clue but assume they know what is best for everyone.

          • Pax Humana

            You are all bark and no bite whereas my barks are loud and I DO bite hard, and often.

          • BarkingDawg

            Ooooooh, I’m scared.

            It’s an internet tough guy.

          • Pax Humana

            You are damn right that you ought to be scared. Woof, woof, little puppy because I am the Alpha Dog that is in the pack and I welcome all pretender contenders, so step up or shut up, you little lap dog of Lucifer!

          • pax2u

            I think that it is a very insecure person, mom may come down to the basement and take away his computer

          • James Grimes

            His response, “I’m just interested in insulting self-righteous blowhards.” How can he be taken seriously?

          • pax2u

            it is sad to see the self appointed true “christians” deciding who is and who is not a Christian based on sharing their hate of the “others”
            but what is gratifying is when they fight between themselves over theology

          • Pax Humana

            …and yet here you are doing the same thing yourself, how ironic.

          • pax2u

            I do not hide my religion or faith as those who attack mine hide and are ashamed of theirs

          • Pax Humana

            You are a liar and you serve the Father of Lies, so you have already told two lies in addition to hiding your true faith and allegiance. Like I said, you Luciferian coward, you can settle this online by getting a clue or we can settle this in a dark alley. The choice is yours, troll.

          • pax2u

            you are a very sad person
            I am a Catholic of the Latin rite, are you a Christian, what is your denomination?
            I will pray for your eternal soul to my Christian God, Jesus Christ, amen

          • Pax Humana

            …and speaking of self-righteous blowhards, did you ever bother to take a look in the mirror yourself?

        • Sarah Jones Geer

          That is utter nonsense. First of all, most atheists used to be Christian, and research shows we know more about religion than the religious. We aren’t interested in “learning something about the Lord Jesus” for the same reason you aren’t interested in learning about Ragnarok- we don’t buy it.

          Second, employing the old Tu Quoque fallacy just makes you look “useless” and a hypocrite. Insulting people while complaining about them insulting you is just a child’s move.

          The real reason atheists criticize the move is because it’s blatantly unconstitutional. Pretending otherwise is sophistry, ignorance, or sheer denial.

        • Terry Roll

          I actually don’t have any interest in insulting you. There is nothing vitrolic about disagreeing with one of your perspectives. I was a Christian, and I can tell you that many of your views aren’t lock step with the message of Christ.

      • James Grimes

        Notice the comment below where the creepy guy admits to being here to insult. Unfortunately, this is all too common here.

        • Lisa

          So just ignore it, since you already know why they are here. Why stoop to their level?

          • Pax Humana

            I stoop to their level in order to speak a language that they can understand, miss. Violence and stupidity seem to be all that they are fluent in, though, however. 🙁

          • Lisa

            Matthew 5:11-12
            Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
            I only mention it because you make yourself look worse than they look when you answer them in kind.

          • Pax Humana

            Lady, you want to set people up for a slaughter. YAHWEH EL ELOHIM told us to fight back and protect the innocent. Since you fail to do so, then the Holy Scriptures declares you to be worse than an infidel because you will not provide for your family, and that DOES include PROTECTING your family via warfare, self-defense, defense of your family, defense of your friends, and defense of people that need your help in their lives, so be gone, you servant of Lucifer and you worker of iniquity!

          • Lisa

            You shouldn’t dishonor yourself or God.

          • Pax Humana

            YOU should learn to take your OWN advice as well as to get into the kitchen where you belong and begin making sandwiches!

  • Chris Clayton

    Unfortunately, the city leaders want residents to “take a stand for Christ”. Jews, Hindus, Native Americans and (gasp!) atheists have no seat at the table.

    The courts have said that In God We Trust is simply “ceremonial character and bears no true resemblance to a governmental sponsorship of a religious exercise”. Saying with must “stand with Christ” is a much stronger statement, clearly religious, and is unlikely to withstand any challenge in court.

    • Gary

      I think you are right that, if it goes before the courts, the city will lose. Best strategy might be to ignore the courts and see what happens. Don’t spend money defending yourself before a court that you know won’t side with you.

      • Frank

        God says we are not to worry about what we are to say when brought before the courts and such but to trust God and open our mouths and what is said will be the Holy Spirit speaking through us. It’s past time those of us saying we believe in Jesus and are therefore sealed with the Holy Spirit be led by the Holy Spirit, whether in a government job or not, and walk in faith of God in obedience to Him, stand up firmly not moved confessing Christ publicly in whatever position we find ourselves. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Paul, Peter, Stephen, Jesus Messiah.

        • Fundisi

          Amen!

        • wandakate

          I do honestly believe that IF you are a real true Christian you will want the truth, you will talk the truth, and you will live the truth. Scripture says THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. Actions are louder than words. Do not worry about anything. Obedience is actually the key and that is something that even Christians have a problem with. They don’t like to obey all of GOD’s commandments of the Moral Laws (the 10 Commandments. We will NEVER get on the same page with GOD until we obey.

          • Frank

            Yes. Obedience is a must.

    • James Grimes

      Maybe the town is all Christian…

      • Chris Clayton

        It would like saying no one in town has guns, so lets vote to ban guns…

        • James Grimes

          Maybe the town is all Christian…

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            It’s in Alabama: there is a good chance your statement is true, or close to it anyway.

      • BarkingDawg

        So? Even if that were so, which I doubt, this is nothing more than an empty gesture by empty heads.

      • Ambulance Chaser

        Which wouldn’t make doing this any more constitutional.

        • Pax Humana

          Hey, go and do what your name says, okay? The REAL grown ups are talking here!

          • Ambulance Chaser

            That’s not a response to anything I said.

          • Pax Humana

            My fist up alongside your head in a dark alley in real life will be more than enough of a response, you servant of Lucifer!

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Ha ha ha! An Internet tough guy!

          • Terry Roll

            So Christ-like of you.

      • wandakate

        That’s doubtful and it would be good and a miracle at that.

    • Dave Falanga

      The Christ of the Bible said this:
      John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

      The God of the Bible is NOT ecumenical and the only way to heaven is by the living FREE gift of God by faith alone in Jesus Christ.
      This is not a religion and all religions of “works” keep their people on the broad way to destruction.

      Jesus Christ said:
      Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate[ faith in him]: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many [dead religions] there be which go in thereat:

      Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

      Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets [dead religions], which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

      What the Founding Fathers believed and said. Not allowed in the public schools of America
      .WE ARE AMERICANS by Sam Gipp
      http://www.warneveryone.com/we_are_americans.htm

  • Fundisi

    I commend and applaud this mayor and this city and while not wanting to be negative, I am sure all the forces of hell will come against them. I pray that they will have strength and that more cities will join them, but in the end, Satan is destined to overwhelm anyone that stands for Christ. The enemy of our souls cannot allow this to stand, just read what Chris has to say below. The battle is the Lord’s and in the end, He will win and destroy these children of hell, until then the war against Christ has been launched.

    • Chris Clayton

      So throw out the Constitution and become a theocracy? That is not the way to win hearts and minds. The more atheists and Christians respect the law of the land (what Jefferson called the separation of church and state), the more likely change minds.

      • Fundisi

        No one has called for nor supports a theocracy, at least until Christ returns to rule the earth. That is a lie promoted by the Left and all atheists to distract from their goal of silencing the Church.

        Separation of Church and State is a lie. It does not and has never existed in the Constitution. The 1st Amendment only prohibits the State from declaring a National, State Church/religion, while it then recognizes the rights of people of faith to express their faith anywhere and at any time, and prohibits Congress from passing any laws to infringe on those rights. Thus Christians have a right to vote only for Christians and to try through them to influence our laws to reflect their moral/social values and the states have the right to recognize and support those values.

        Christians do obey the laws of the land and pay their taxes, as long as those laws do not infringe on their first allegiance to God and His Laws. You will pardon us if we do not ask you how we are to best win those hearts and minds, as the evidence shows that people like Jesus and John The Baptist spoke out harshly against sin and called all people to repentance, not by being milquetoast Christians in their proclamation of that faith.

        • dark477

          You don’t have the right pick which laws to follow, it’s all or prison.
          and separtion of church does exist according to SCOTUS. don’t like it. Tough

          • Fundisi

            Separation of Church and State does NOT appear anywhere in the Constitution. SCOTUS also said slavery was okay as was making blacks 2/3 of a citizen, were they right? Or, are they often wrong and must be resisted by freedom loving people?

            Yes, your side will send bible believing Christians to prison and even kill many and increase your level of suffering in hell thereby.

          • iconoclast12

            God is not in the constitution therefore the constitution is a godless document.

          • Fundisi

            The Declaration of Independence is our National Charter, it sets forth the goals and aspirations of the government and its Constitution. In that former document, it is clear that the United became a nation because of Nature’s God and our Creator. Thus, our National Charter said that God is in the heart and spirit of the Constitution.

            There are many crimes that have been committed by the Supreme Court against our Constitution. Not the least of which, they are not allowed to appeal to partisan beliefs, nor to the thoughts of our Founding Fathers or to international law, nor the changing times, they are not supposed to make Law. By the Constitution their only task is to determine if a particular law, regulation or policy either adheres to or violates the Constitution as written, using only the words therein. When they venture outside that narrow role they are making themselves a super-legislative branch of government and superior in power to the other two branches.

          • Guzzman

            No, the Declaration of Independence is NOT our “National Charter”; the U.S. Constitution is our founding document. Whatever it is you are attempting to infer from the mention of “Creator” (a.k.a. the “nature’s God” of deism) in the Declaration of Independence, it has no relevance whatsoever to the creator-free, godless U.S. Constitution that established our country 12 years later.

            Important as the Declaration is in our history, it did not operate to bring about independence (that required winning a war), nor did it found a government, nor did it even create any law, and it certainly did not say or do anything that somehow dictated the meaning of a Constitution adopted twelve years later.

            The colonists issued the Declaration not to do any of that, but rather to explain and justify the move to political independence that was already well underway. Nothing in the Constitution depends on anything said in the Declaration. Nor does anything said in the Declaration purport to limit or define the government later formed by the free people of the former colonies. Nor could it, even if it purported to do so.

            Also, despite what you contend, the Supreme Court has final say over the meaning of the Federal Constitution (see Article III).

          • iconoclast12

            My Creator is my mother and father.

          • Fundisi

            Well it appears they did a pretty lousy job.

          • iconoclast12

            And your God, a baby killer (see the flood) is a better role model?

          • Fundisi

            And your liberal god, behind the worst baby holocaust in human history?

          • Pax Humana

            Your mother should have swallowed and your father should have pulled out sooner.

          • iconoclast12

            Spoken like a true Christian, just like your God, hateful, vengeful, baby killer, misogynist, misanthropic…

          • Pax Humana

            Aw, what is the matter? Could it be the fact that you are a butt hurt troll that just got schooled by a superior intellect online? Should I get you some Preparation H for your case of internet butt hurt, you hemorrhoid of the human race?

          • iconoclast12

            Ad hominem, the refuge of the sophomoric, bereft of ideas. Go back to your trailer.

          • wandakate

            HOLD ON-HOLD ON…People just love to bring up the “flood”. FYI GOD did not just decide to murder everybody with a huge flood. They had a choice. GOD spoke with Noah and gave him instructions as to what to do to create the ark so Noah (a just man in GOD’s sight) could be spared from the flood. So, everybody was not destroyed. Noah and his three sons and their wives (all 8 of them) plus all of the animals that were inside were actually saved from the flood. NOAH warned these people, but they made their own decisions. They yelled at Noah, and called him a stupid old man saying, “It’s never rained here, why would there come a flood?” He told them their evil was the problem and that they “were not” obeying GOD, but did they listen? No, unfortunately for their sakes they did not listen. They perished. WHY did they perish? They didn’t listen to Noah and GOD’s warnings. Just like today, we are living in the same days as the days of Noah, people don’t listen to common sense now either, they don’t want the TRUTH that will set them free so they will perish…
            We have a free will so we can heed the word or not, but if we don’t we will suffer the consequences, and that is the way it’s going to be, ready or not.

          • iconoclast12

            I am sorry he saved eight people, what about the innocent children he killed? The punishment for “not listening” was death? Your God is a baby killer…

          • wandakate

            NO, the punishment was for now accepting GOD. GOD is the creator of even you. And without His breath those people or you and I wouldn’t be here. He removes it and we’re dead. They were to respect GOD and do His will and they refused just like you and they perished just like you are going to do unless you wake up and accept Him, and realize that without Him you are nothing. You don’t realize the consequences, but if you want to take that chance I can’t prevent it. Apparently you don’t care so enough said and that is the end of this conversation. If you pursue it and continue with the degrading of GOD (the only GOD) then it’s just going to show everyone on here how stupid you really are. There is no more for me to say. I have stated what I wanted to state and that is all I will say.
            He is in control, you are not in control. He can send you to the pits of hell, you’re not able to do that to anyone, so I would think that He has the final word and not you.

          • iconoclast12

            Then He is evil, infinite punishment for minor crimes.

          • Guzzman

            No one ever said the words “separation of church and state” are in the Constitution. Neither are the terms “freedom of religion” or “separation of powers” or “right to privacy”, but all of those principles are clearly present.

            Jefferson and Madison explicitly wrote that the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause places religion and government into separate spheres, one does not have any grant of authority over the other. James Madison (Founding Father and framer of the U.S. Constitution) wrote in 1820, the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment provides a “separation between religion and government in the Constitution of the United States.” The Supreme Court sided with the Founders.

            Where is your evidence to the contrary?

          • Fundisi

            I have already answered this question to the point of being nauseous. Take it or leave it, I am convinced your side, the anti-Christ side, will win the debate and when God appears you will all answer for your sins against Him.

            Madison was not God, he was not the Founding Father, there were many more and the evidence is against you and atheist Madison.

          • Guzzman

            You never provided evidence supporting your claim that the “Separation of Church and State is a lie.” You also made false statements about the Declaration of Independence being our “National Charter”, the Supreme Court not having the authority to interpret the Constitution, and about James Madison being an atheist. And BTW, it is not a “sin” nor “anti-Christ” to want to uphold the Constitution.

          • Fundisi

            I don’t have time for your nonsense okay? I have said just about all I want to say on the subject.

            1. Find “Separation of Church and State” in the Constitution. It does not exist, it was a lie made up by former KKK member and filthy, lying Justice Hugo Black. The state being forbidden to “establish” a Church, only implies they may not make any religion or national religion, nothing else. It does not deny Christians their citizenship or their ability by who they vote for and the way they influence them to influence our laws. Freedom of “religious expression,” is not disenfranchisement.

            2. Article Three does not invest in them the power or authority to change our laws, but only to judge their constitutionality. If you were right that it goes beyond that, it makes them into a super-legislative branch, superior to all the others and us into a nation not “of, by and for the people,” but one under the tyranny of the courts.

            3. If Madison was even a deist, he would seek out knowledge about that God, discover His Laws and submit to them. The fact he did not, makes him an atheist.

            4. It is anti-Christ when folk like you pervert the 1st Amendment to silence the Church and deny Christians their full rights as citizens.

            That ends it, I have no desire to debate a fool.

          • Guzzman

            So now you are saying the principle of separation of church and state is a recent invention of the Supreme Court? James Madison wrote in 1820 (Note: 1820 was way before the Everson case of 1947), the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment provides a “separation between religion and government in the Constitution of the United States.”

            Instead of addressing the facts, you disparage the Supreme Court and accuse James Madison of being an atheist. If that is your defense of fabricated history, then I guess it would be best to end the so-called debate.

          • chiefwarrantofficer

            So you are not actually interested in the truth but simply want to continue to misinform readers? I would refer you to Proverbs so you can reconsider your choice to continue lying rather than thanking the individual pointing out the truth you do not want to see.

          • Pax Humana

            Guzzman, do you want to really start something in here?

          • James Grimes

            Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

          • Guzzman

            Yep, you just quoted the First Amendment. The part about “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” is referred to by the courts as the Establishment Clause. This clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another. It also prohibits the government from unduly preferring religion over non-religion, or non-religion over religion.

            Madison referred to this clause as creating a “separation between Religion & Govt” and Jefferson said it erected a “wall of separation between church and state.” Those are authoritative declarations from the two most prominent founders.

          • James Grimes

            The wording of the First Amendment guarantees the free exercise of Christianity. Then there are the Liberals and Atheists who want to restrict that. They are the enemies of freedom.

          • Guzzman

            The article was about a city government’s endorsement of religion. The Founding Fathers clearly intended to keep religion and government separate. Government NEUTRALITY towards religion does not translate into being AGAINST Christianity. Prohibiting government favoritism towards your religion does not amount to hostility – NO religious viewpoint should be given a favored position by government.

            Separating religion and civil authority is not an atheist idea. It originated with the Colonial Baptist Roger Williams.

          • dark477

            You can’t ignore their decision just because you don’t like it and I have no intention of killing or arresting christens provided they follow the law.

          • Fundisi

            Martin Luther King often broke the law, so you are glad he was arrested protesting unjust readings/interpretations of the law?

          • dark477

            He accepted his punishments and manged to change the law you just seem to want break the law and walk off scott free. If yoou wan’t change the law there are ways do it but you can’t ignore it.

          • Fundisi

            Now when did I say I “wanted to break the law and walk off scott free?” Or, are you just an old liar?

          • dark477

            You want to ignore anti-discrimination laws and separation of church and state.

          • Fundisi

            That’s because there is no separation of church and state in the Constitution and the 1st Amendment protects my right to discriminate based on religious expression.

            Where is your apology for lying?

          • dark477

            Wrong. the supreme court has ruled that anti-discrimination laws don’t violate the Constitution and that there is separation of church and state

    • wandakate

      That’s very true and Christians will be persecuted for JESUS sake. If they stand for what’s right, if they speak what is right and love their neighbors as themselves and obey the LORD, they will suffer. Scripture says those who persevere until the END will be saved it. It does not speak of any secret rapture that is going to just grab up everybody and take them away before Satan has a chance to punish them and bring tribulation upon them, he hates GOD and anyone who believes in GOD. We are all going to be here for the antichrist, the false prophet and the mark of the beast. NOBODY is going anywhere until JESUS comes at the sound of the 7th trumpet when He calls us up into the clouds to meet Him in the air. IF this city is blessed thus far, GOD’s blessings will stay with them as long as they trust Him and obey Him. They must have faith and persevere until the end. We are in this for the long haul. Protect them, but don’t remove them was what JESUS prayed to the FATHER GOD.

      • Fundisi

        When Christ comes to rapture the Church, don’t go then, tell Him no way.

        There are just too many verses that teach the Church will be removed before the Great Tribulation, but the thing that most impresses me in this regard is that after Revelations 3, the Church is never mentioned again until Christ’s return, while all this hell is being unleashed on earth. Don’t you find it heartless on His part if the rapture is not true, that Jesus would not mention what is happening to His Body the Church during those years?

        • wandakate

          As a researcher and an author NO, I don’t because the book of Revelation was not written in chronological order. So the fact that people don’t see the church (the body of CHRIST) after the 3rd chapter means nothing. Would you read and study Revelation 11:15-19. That is when JESUS comes. He takes over the kingdoms of this world from satan at that time. Satan is the god of this evil world and JESUS will return and he will take over from him and it’s all written by John right there in that chapter.
          That is the rapture of the church at the 7th trumpet. For the trumpet will sound and the dead in CHRIST will rise, right then, not before and not after.
          The Seal Judgments and the Trumpet Judgments are the wrath of satan not the wrath of GOD. GOD does remove the church before the “great tribulation” which are the Bowl/vial judgments. GOD LOVES THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HIS, and He is not going to allow them to experience more than they can bear. In doing that He is going to remove them at the 7th trumpet and get them out in time for the angel to pour out the last 7 judgments on the earth of which the church won’t be here for. The church is not appointed to the wrath of GOD, therefore, it will not see the bowl/vial judgments.
          The church however will see the False Prophet, the Antichrist, and the mark of the beast. Many will be martyred for their faith in JESUS, the bible tells us all of this. It says in Revelation that “only” those who persevere to the end will be saved. It says NOTHING about removal before the mark or the antichrist and the false prophet. That is all a false doctrine and is known as the “feel good gospel”. It’s a lie, but it makes one feel good. People want what their itching ears will want and they will willingly listen to pastors that are going to tell them what they want to hear even if it’s not the TRUTH…
          So, GOD is by no means “heartless”, just on the contrary, GOD IS LOVE.
          He loves us so much that He sent JESUS to make a way for us to be saved, and now soon He is going to send Him back again to gather us unto Him, that where He is there we may be also. The angels are going to cover the north, east, south and west gathering all of the real true Christians and they will meet Him in the air right after the ones who were dead (sleeping in their graves) arise. It says they will “rise up” and we who remain will also “rise up” that is the same thing as the “rapture”, being caught up in the clouds. We will get our new bodies that will be fit for the Kingdom of GOD and be removed from this evil earth and all the evil it beholds. Bless you…

          • Fundisi

            I will not argue end times prophecy with you, as I said, when He returns, you have my permission not to go with Him.

          • wandakate

            I don’t need your permission as fortunately you won’t be the one that makes the choices at that time. When He appears in the clouds with His host of Heavenly Angles if I am still alive I will be looking for Him and waiting to be raptured (called up there) to go to be with Him. That is the blessed hope of all ages.

          • Terry Roll

            It is so clear in Revelations that clearly one of you has totally got a lock on it.

          • Fundisi

            It takes more than just Revelations, there are references to the End Times and even the rapture throughout the Bible and all have to be brought into harmony and that can only come by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit, for God says spiritual truth can ONLY be spiritually discerned.

            No amount of debate will settle the issue, either one has the indwelling Holy Spirit or one does not. If you are truly interested, I am willing to offer what I believe the Holy Spirit teaches.

  • Jim

    The headline should read: “Seismologists Detect Piety Eruption Hooterville.” Mayor Price’s political career is obviously on the skids, so out he trots the old pander-to-the-pews ploy to keep his job in the next election. Why do people fall for such transparently crass and vulgar exploitation of their faith? Don’t they have any integrity and self-respect? Don’t they care that somebody uses their Savior as a political plaything?

    • James Grimes

      Do you know this as a fact? What is your source for this information?

      • Kay Briskey

        I’ve found such statements are prone to come from assumptions.

        • James Grimes

          We should not expect a serious response to this.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            I’m waiting for him to come back. He made a moral claim, and he can’t do that if he is an a-theist. More importantly, he made fun of Hooterville. 🙂

    • Pax Humana

      Jim, do you not have time to do the world a favor and play in traffic on the Interstate Highway?

  • BarkingDawg

    So what’s the point?

  • Guzzman

    Mayor Price is quoted as saying, “Our forefathers said ‘One nation under God’ and we went so far away from that.” Our forefathers said no such thing. The mayor is bearing false witness. “Under God” was added to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 and has nothing to do with our forefathers. This is just another blatant attempt to run roughshod over the Establishment Clause of the Constitution that requires “the separation of religion and government” (to use James Madison’s description of what the First Amendment means).

  • paganingods land

    And have all you Christians read all of the parts that are not allowed in your bible?

  • Sarah Jones Geer

    A public official breaking the law with this kind of constitutional violation is NOT okay, and demonizing the people who bring such illegal action to light is also not okay.

    When will conservative Christians get it through their heads- the government can’t endorse any religion. Yes, that means yours. No, you don’t get special treatment, and you don’t get to trample on the rights of the 25% of Americans who aren’t Christian.

  • UKPO OMALE

    Keep it up, antagonists will not understand. Please don’t give up, we want more of this not only in America but in all the places. Thanks.