Heaven Is Our Destination Where We Will Be ONE With The Lord Forever

Today, we are in The Season Of The Last Generation. The Birth Pains that Christ Jesus spoke about are currently under way, including natural and unnatural disasters. They will be ever increasing. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Social, economic and political turmoil will be ever increasing, causing people's hearts to be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life. An apostasy within the Church of God is currently under way. This will all reach a climax with Satan revealing his Antichrist and requiring that everyone worship him; That every one receive his "mark" in order to buy or sell; The new currency of the New World Order, the New Tower of Babel.

Today, it is critical that those who have a heart for God are aware of what God is doing and speaking today. God is opening up His Word like never before in preparation for The Time Of The END. I exhort you to open up your heart and your eyes to see what He is doing and your ears to hear what God is speaking at this time. My prayer is that we will be able to stand before the Son of Man at His appearing, without fault and with great joy. I encourage you to read David Wilkerson's book, America's Last Call at davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com. Also, Google, Tommy Hicks Prophecy, 1961 for a view of the End Times.

Tom's books include: Called By Christ To Be ONE, The Time Of The END, The Season Of The Last Generation, Worship God In Spirit And In Truth, Daniel And The Time Of The END, and Overcoming The Evil One. They are available at amazon.com. They can also be read without cost by clicking on link: Toms Books.

Other publications by Tom at the same link include: You Are Unique In Christ, Demonic Activity Increasing, America: A Nation Of Cowards, LIFE: Knowing The Voice Of God, The Earth Full Of Violence: Christ's Sign, Reality: The Realm Of The Spirit, What Is Detestable To God, America At The Crossroads, Many Are Invited but Few Are Chosen, Christian Beware, The Antichrist of Scripture, The Marks Of A Christian, The Apostasy/Rebellion, Satan's Scheme, The Anointing, The Good News, The Water of LIFE, The World Against Christ, The Commands Of Christ, America's New Civil War, America Is Cursed Because Of Its Abortion Murder, America Unprotected, America's Irreconcilable Differences, Evil Begets Evil, America's War Against Christ, America Is Babylon and IN Christ: There Are No Limitations.

To receive Christ Jesus as a child by faith is the highest human achievement.

Today, the Bride Of Christ is rising up in every nation in the world! Giving Glory to Her Savior and King, Christ Jesus!
Today, the world is Raging against God, Rushing toward Oblivion! Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation!
Today, America is being ground to powder because of it's SIN against God!

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WHAT THIS SUPREME COURT CASE COULD MEAN FOR SCHOOL CHOICE

What This Supreme Court Case Could Mean for School Choice


Anne Ryland / April 21, 2017 /




This week, a dispute over playground surfaces in Missouri made its way to the Supreme Court. At question was the constitutionality of a provision in Missouri’s state constitution known as a Blaine Amendment.
The court heard oral arguments on Wednesday for Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, a case involving a Lutheran preschool and its application to a state grant program that helps nonprofits resurface playgrounds with recycled rubber.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Missouri, operates a preschool and daycare center, and its property includes a playground that is open to the public.
When the Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center applied to a state grant program to help resurface its playground, its application was denied on the basis of a provision in the Missouri state constitution that prevents public aid from going to religious institutions.
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The learning center’s application had initially been ranked fifth out of 44 applicants based on neutral criteria and initial review by state administrators.
The constitutional provision invoked by the state is a Blaine Amendment, so-called because of Sen. James G. Blaine, R-Maine, who championed the amendment in the latter half of the 19th century.
This period in American history was marked by intense anti-Catholic sentiment, and education became a focal point of the animosity.
Because the curriculum of the common schools of the era reflected a general Protestant civil religion, marginalized Catholics began to set up their own parochial schools and sought the same access to public funds that common schools received.
Determined to prevent Catholic schools from accessing public funds, Blaine advocated an amendment to the federal Constitution to prohibit aid to “sectarian” schools. At the time, “sectarian” was generally understood to be code for Catholic, not simply any religious organization.
While his effort failed at the federal level (by just four votes in the Senate), the language of his amendment was eventually embraced in a majority of the states.
Today, despite their origins in bigotry, Blaine Amendments or similar prohibitions remain in 38 state constitutions, including Missouri. The Supreme Court has already acknowledged and disavowed the discriminatory history of Blaine Amendments, most notably in Mitchell v. Helms, where the court found it permissible for public funds to be distributed in the form of loans to both public and private schools.
Based on oral arguments from Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, the Supreme Court is once again preparing to issue a decision on the question of state aid to a religious institution.

As Elizabeth Slattery, legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center, notes: “If Trinity Lutheran wins the day, it will be a signal to states that they may not discriminate against churches under the guise of Blaine Amendments.”

While Blaine Amendments have long threatened the exercise of religious liberty for schools and churches, they have also presented a particular obstacle in the area of school choice.
School choice opponents have repeatedly used the pretext of Blaine Amendments to challenge the constitutionality of school choice legislation.
School choice opponents argue that the public funds used in voucher or education savings account programs violate Blaine Amendments, since the money can be used at private, religious schools.
However, several state supreme courts have already determined that Blaine Amendment challenges do not affect private school choice programs because public funds are given to individual parents and not directly to religious institutions.
As a result, a decision in favor of Trinity Lutheran could have an advantageous effect for the growth and introduction of school choice programs across the country. The Trinity Lutheran case offers the Supreme Court the chance to settle crucial questions about the place of religious organizations in the public life of the nation.
It also offers hope that school choice programs in the states will no longer be held up needlessly in legal battles over Blaine Amendments, but can get right to work offering greater educational opportunities for children.
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