Category: Opinion

POTUS Trump: Fear God or Government

By Debra Brown March 20, 2017 Whether you agree with the outcome of the presidential election or not, Christians are called to PRAY daily “for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:2). How should we pray concerning the “fake news” that torments President Trump? Before there was CNN, CBS, NBC, Fox or ABC, newspapers played and continue to play a role in how people think. In June of 1854 New York newspaper magnate, Horace Greeley, wrote in an editorial, “We should not care much whether those united (against slavery) were designated ‘Whig,’ ‘Free Democrat’ or something else; though we think some simple name like ‘Republican’ would more fitly designate those who had united to restore the Union to its true mission of champion and promulgator of Liberty rather than propagandist of slavery.” (ref.:...

Interfaith Alert – Liberal Media Alert

Montana Media Favors ‘Celebrate Islam Week’ over ‘Creation Conference’ 13 to 2 in New Study St. Paul Lutheran Church Hosts ‘Celebrate Islam Week’ – In Nowhere Else Other Than Missoula Governor Bullock accused of being ‘Sharia-Compliant’ By Jesse Wanskasmith May 25, 2017 When the Lake Missoula Creation Conference came to Missoula, it was a big hit for the Christian community of Montana. The conference, an annual gathering of creation scientists and researchers started by Doug Miller in 2013, featured Ken Ham as this years keynote speaker. Interestingly, the Montana mainstream-media favored, in a welcoming tone, a much smaller interfaith-oriented organization called Standing Alongside America’s Muslims (SALAM), also in Missoula – 13 TO 2. The organization, operating with Emmaus Campus Ministries on the University of Montana in Missoula, organized the week-long event held at various locations in Missoula April 25-30. SALAM’s founder, Laurie Franklin, a spiritual leader and student rabbi at...

Was Gianforte Denying Christ in His Pledge to the Missoulian?

By Jesse Wanskasmith May 25, 2017 The Missoulian’s May 14th editorial endorsement of Greg Gianforte has some asking if Gianforte’s pledge to “set aside his own personal ideology whenever necessary” violated Matthew 10:33 (ESV) “But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” It’s an argument that’s been made that casts a shadow on the Greg for Montana victory. After ‘body-slamming’ a reporter a day before the election, Gianforte’s less than honorable behavior raised more questions about his dedication to his faith (1 Peter 2:12). This is particularly important as his desire to hold public office has brought his faith into the limelight. 1 Peter 2:12 Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world. A Christian that cedes to the world...

The Shack: Book Review By Matt Slick

By Matt Slick February 8, 2017 Matt Slick can be followed at his website: https://carm.org/the-shack The Shack has been a popular book in Christian circles, at least at the time this article was originally written in May of 2008. It is about to be released as a movie starring Sam Worthington. Now, I am not saying we don’t want Hollywood to produce good Christian material. But, sad to say, if Hollywood wants to do something Christian, then we need to be cautious. And, if the movie is anything like the book, then there is reason for concern. The Shack is supposed to be the account of a man who spent a weekend with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit in a shack in the forest. It is a fictional story1 of Mr. Mackenzie Allen Phillips, written by William P. Young. Mack suffers the horrible loss...

Intrafaith Lutheran Transexual Dr. Rev. Universalist Invited To Missoula for TRANS Week

March 20, 2017 By MCN Staff Interfaith dialogues and activities are happening all around, which is laudable. What is largely missing, however, is conversation among Christians about what to do with the proverbial elephant in the Christian living room – Jesus Christ as the only way to salvation. ~ The Intrafaith Conversation, By Susan Stroue & Megan Rohrer Megan Rohrer’s visit to Missoula comes at a time when Interfaith or “intra-faith” seems to be making huge progress in dismantling the fundamentals of Christianity and disgracing Jesus. It’s a heresy that needs to be called out for what it is – a dangerous subversion of Christianity being orchestrated to make the Anti-Christ’s ‘One World Religion’ palatable. These are serious claims, but not without merit. Christianity does not have a catchy term to describe its hybrids (Chrisbu or Bu-Chris is just not as mellifluous as Jubu!). But there are those who are...

IS Radical Islam is to become part of the fabric of America by way of ISIS fighters coming here as part of the Syrian refugee plant?

By Hollis Poe Let me first state that there is a distinct difference between Peaceful Muslims and Radical Islam. The fine line that separates the two in my opinion is as follows. When Sharia Law is enforced on non-Muslim or even Peaceful Muslims without regard for their protection under our laws and our Constitution the basic tenants of our great nation are compromised. (That is Radical Islam) When Islam declares war against Judaism, Christianity, and all other non-Muslim faiths we are under attack like it or not. (That is Radical Islam) When in the name of alla Islam ruthlessly hunts down and murders indigenous Christian people living in Northern Iraq and Syria by the hundreds of thousands, we have an obligation to defend the innocent. (That is Radical Islam) When in those same areas peace loving Muslims are murdered by these same animals we must defend the innocent. (That is...

Our Email Inbox: Justice Against Sponsors of a Terrorism Act

From: Jim Buterbaugh Sent: Thursday, February 9, 2017 To: editor@mtchristianjournal.com Subject: Justice Against Sponsors of a Terrorism Act The Justice Against Sponsors of a Terrorism Act. This was overwhelmingly passed by congress in 2016 and of course Obama tried to veto it. The bipartisan vote was so strong that he couldn’t. This act allows families of terrorist attack victims the ability to file civil suits against a foreign government if that government financed the attack. In comes Senators McCain and Graham, who has introduced a bill that would allow filing suit only if a government knowingly engage with a terrorist group directly or indirectly, including financing the terrorist group. Saudi Arabia likes the McCain/Graham bill. And well they should, as most of the 9-11-01 terrorist came from there. Here is where this whole mess is a problem. The Saudi’s have hired Qorvis MSLGroup to lobby for the McCain/Graham bill, Qorvis...

Here’s The TRUTH About Ken Miller

By Tom Balek When I learned that Ryan Zinke was named to head the Department of the Interior, my first thought was, “We really need a proven, common-sense conservative to replace Ryan.”  My second thought was, “Like Ken Miller.”  My third thought was, “I wonder if his opponents will try to use that old lie about campaign contributions against him again.” I moved from Montana to South Carolina a few years ago.  Life is good here, but I still wear my boots, I miss the mountains and the snow, and I miss my friends.  I keep an eye on the goings on back home, and try to keep in touch. I’m thrilled that Ken Miller is running for Ryan Zinke’s seat in Congress.  I got to know Ken well when he ran for governor in 2012. And that’s why I am writing to you Ken is a good, honest man. ...

A Focus On Liberal Press In Montana

  Fake News “REALLY FAKE NEWS” Dan Brooks claimed that “[Sure] the people who practice Sharia law are safely contained in foreign places…” in his article on SB97. “An investigative journalist and contributor to Fox News, said on Friday that Sharia law is being followed by practitioners of radical Islam right here in the United States, even if many Americans think of the human rights abuses towards women by these practitioners as something that only takes place in the Middle East and Africa.” – CNS News, Media Research Center. Muslim Brotherhood Agenda A Missoula Independent story by Dan Brooks titled “Better dumb than sorry” attacked the validity of SB97, a Senate bill removing the potential introduction of Sharia Law into Montana courts. Brooks also attacked one of our Associate Editors, Gina Satterfield, for her comments on the threat of allowing foreign law to superseded Montana law, claiming her information came...

Elizabeth Warren Recently Silenced

By Betsy Mulligan-Dague February 9, 2017 Elizabeth Warren was recently silenced for trying to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King that was critical of Senator Jeff Sessions’ nominations to be the Attorney General. The ensuing dialog has been — on the left critical of the Senators who silenced her and the words of Ms. King, and on the right critical of Ms. Warren’s lack of civility to a fellow Senator. As we entrench ourselves in Republican and Democratic camps to spout the rights and wrongs of this incident, I believe we miss a critical lesson in democracy. One thing we can all agree on is the importance of our freedom of speech. For our democracy to work, we must all have a voice. Some of those voices will agree with us, but many will not. Our task is to learn to listen to all of them, both the...