Author Archives: Robert W. Peck

Having Fellowship with Demons

Angels and demons regularly play chess with people's lives.

I just listened to a message by Pastor Rick Renner addressing the topic of Christians participating in Halloween activities. In “How Did the Early Church Respond?” Pastor Renner referenced the Apostle Paul’s message to the Corinthians. In which Paul explained that by hanging around pagan temples and eating meat offered to idols, the Corinthian believers were inadvertently having fellowship with the demons behind the idol worship. (1 Corinthians 10:20)

Take The Cure for the Coronavirus Fear – Works on Current Pandemics and Future Calamities Too

Fear illustrated - like animals and small children - The Scream, by Edvard Munch (1893)

Fear is the mind-killer and faith-killer. Faith can conquer fear and avoid a worse outcome. Herewith Psalm 91, God’s own antidote.

Creating Our Own Crisis

The coronavirus virion or virus particle, in profile and section. New normal? Or are we seeing bogus morbidity and mortality statistics from it?

The panic buying (and much else) in response to coronavirus becomes a crisis of our own creation. Sometimes fear is worse than its object.

Qasem Soleimani, Iran, and the Rule of Law

General Qasem Soleimani wearing the Order of Zolfagar

As with most political issues, there are those who praise the United States assassination of Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, and those who decry it. And, as per usual, the division is mostly along party lines, with some calling it wise, virtuous, and a necessary act that will prevent war with Iran, while others call it foolish, evil, and an unnecessary act that will lead to war with Iran.

Some Points We’re Missing About the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

In loving memory of the innocent victims of abortion

Democrat blockage of the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” has prompted plenty of commentary, from the right decrying Democrats as baby killers, to the left labeling it a win for women’s reproductive rights, to some calling the whole affair a brilliant strategy by Republicans to secure victory in 2020. However, some of the most important aspects of this matter are being overlooked.

What’s Wrong With Being Transgender?

Transgender education association (sic)

If, as we’re told, being transgender sets a person free to be who they really are, then why does it make them so distraught that 35 percent of transgender youth attempt suicide? That statistic makes encouraging children to experiment with transgenderism the equivalent of handing them a revolver with two loaded chambers and encouraging them to experiment with Russian roulette.

Blaming Third Party Candidates for Major Party Losses Ignores the Elephant in the Room

A sampler of third party logos.

In the wake of Republican losses in the recent election, I ran across an article suggesting that third party candidates may have contributed to the defeat of some Republicans. Everyone’s entitled to an opinion. However, to simply blame third parties and independents for major party losses is to miss a much bigger point.

Will we “Vote for Principle” or choose to “Just Win Baby”?

The Constitution, which sets forth the principle of rule of law, defines what is unconstitutional, and guarantees freedom of speech and other liberties of a Constitutional republic, and also describes the impeachment power. (How many know of the Jewish roots of this document?) Hypocrisy threatens Constitutional government. Could Israel use a constitution like this? More to the point: would a Convention of States save it, or destroy it? (Example: civil asset forfeiture violates the Constitution.) Quick fixes like Regulation Freedom Amendments weaken it. Furthermore: the Constitution provides for removing, and punishing, a judge who commits treason in his rulings. Furthermore, opponents who engage in lawfare against an elected President risk breaking the Constitution.

Is everyone else’s mailbox getting stuffed with as many campaign mailers as what I’ve received this year? At the beginning of the election season I was tossing some of the mailers in the garbage, but then I decided to start a collection. I now have a pile of over 40 mailers on the table, 14 of which are for a single candidate, and it’s not over yet.

Is the Lord building this house or is it just us laboring in vain?

The Lord must build the house or we labor in vain

When the Constitutional Convention of 1787 found itself in gridlock, Benjamin Franklin urged his fellow delegates to pray daily “imploring the assistance of Heaven.” By which he meant the Lord. Franklin observed that:

What has the Supreme Court done for conservatives?

Supreme Court, battleground of the Constitution, rules for Hobby Lobby. But is Neil Gorsuch a good candidate to sit here?

I’m not a negative nitpicker determined to find fault, but I am committed to putting things in proper perspective, comparing them to fixed, objective standards and timeless truths. That includes giving an honest assessment of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case recently decided by the U. S. Supreme Court, and of the performance of the court in general.