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 Ted Cruz: We're 'One Liberal Justice Away' From Christians Going to Prison

We are only one U.S. Supreme Court justice away from having religious liberty abolished, Ted Cruz told a major gathering of political conservatives.

The Republican presidential hopeful and U.S. senator from Texas spoke on the Conservative Political Action Conference's main stage Friday about the importance of having a conservative filling the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Sen. Cruz warned the audience that a hypothetical liberal appointee to the high court would eliminate religious liberty protections, saying "this election is not about one branch of government, it's about two."

"We are one liberal justice away from the Supreme Court ruling that government can take our religious liberty away and force every one of us to violate our faith on penalty of prison," said Cruz.

read more: http://www.christianpost.com/news/ted-cruz-liberal-justice-supreme-court-christians-prison-158951/


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 Re: Ted Cruz: We're 'One Liberal Justice Away' From Christians Going t

Brother Greg, do you think that some of these events are just events that are part of the ends times? If so, if these events are a part of God's plans for the end times, can we stop them through prayer? Problem is, God did not give us an individual list of all the things to come, so my guess is to just continue to pray anyway, just in case there not on the list.


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I believe it too. And lest that sound like "emotional sensational hyperbole", remember that Kim Davis was actually detained for refusing to marry homosexuals, the couple in Oregon lost everything for refusing to bake cakes for a homosexual marriage, the judge in Houston subpoenaed pastors' sermons to see if they spoke against city restroom ordinances allowing men to enter women's restrooms, etc.

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I believe prayer is a huge part of it, doing what you actually can practically while you can is good, & being aware & ready to endure faithfully whatever if/when these things do come. My 2 cents.

 2016/3/5 10:29
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Jeff aren't you from Houston? if so what part? I'm out by the Horse Race Track.


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There has been nation wide continuous 24 hour prayer going on for the Supreme Court for almost two weeks now:

10 DAYS OF 24 HOUR PRAYER for US Supreme Court: Nonstop Conf Call Prayer Until March 3. This prayer call has been extended for another 3 days.

Case Before Supreme Court:
For Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt (also known as "the Texas case")
oral arguments before the US Supreme Court on March 2,
There are 85 Prayer Network Leaders serving on
10 DAYS OF 24 HOUR PRAYER Facilitating Team.

To ALL Interceding for LIFE: You are Welcome to Participate in
10 DAYS OF 24 HOUR PRAYER
Until Midnight THURSDAY, MARCH 3, now extended to March 6.
240 Hours of Continuous Conference Call Prayer
as the US Supreme Court will hear "the Texas case"
(first abortion case to reach the US Supreme Court in 8 years) on March 2.

Call during any hour: 515-739-1010 Code: 414009# Mute: *6

This prayer call has been facilitated by numerous Prayer Network Leaders representing
dozens of ministries from multiple states.


A recent ruling by the 5th Circuit allows Louisiana abortion law to take effect; three of state's four clinics could close.

The Supreme Court however put a hold on Louisiana abortion clinic law.

Supreme Court is now hearing arguments on Texas abortion law.
The justices appeared to be closely divided on the merits of the case, and with the recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the possibility is there that the court will not be able to reach a majority decision.

The next president could appoint at least two Supreme Court Justices. We know that Ted Cruz would appoint conservative Supreme Court Justices that would uphold the constitution, and could change the abortion law. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama support abortion and would select Suprerme Court Justices that would uphold the abortion law.

This is why so much is at stake in the next presidential election.


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Brother Greg, do you think that some of these events are just events that are part of the ends times?



Dear brother,

I believe the end of freedom in America does not mean it will be the end times but it is surely true we are very close to the end. We have been involved with other brethren to encourage saints to start meeting in house meetings and gatherings of 2-3 believers and start to operate like the underground church. Our freedoms will be gone in a moment: http://gfelorg.weebly.com/principles-book.html

God at the same time is calling believers out of denominations together with true disciples and like-minded saints, this persecution will cause this to happen quickly.

Jesus must be our focus and attention, His guiding presence our trust.


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No,
I'm originally from the Dallas area, but the Lord moved us (& other families) to Albuquerque, New Mexico 4 years ago now for a home based fellowship & ministry. I have spent a fair amount of time working in the Houston area though before I resigned from my regional management position (& The Golden Triangle, San Antonio, etc.) to move here.
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We are in "the last days" Biblically, & have been since Christ's ascension. But as for "the end times" meaning close to the return of Christ, we are drawing nearer for sure. However, because we Americans (particularly) can be so "America-centric" in our end times eschatology & thinking, we think that "the end of America" = "the end of all things". I don't think that's necessarily true. I think it's even plausible that America could cease to exist as a nation (at least in its current form) but still not be the thing that necessarily preempts Christ's return. we could get into an eschatological discussion right there where great disagreement could abound, so I will not go there, but I'll just say that even the "end of America as we know it" doesn't necessarily equate to "end of the world".

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Practically speaking on what basis would Christians be thrown into prison?

It is true that Christians who work in government are in dicier positions because they can be found to be in contempt of court, which is why Kim Davis was jailed.

But the great great majority of Christians do not have such positions.

I think when a person like Cruz makes such a dramatic statement he should explain exactly what he means. His statement at face value implies that if s liberal justice is appointed then all the Christians will be rounded up in paddy wagons and jailed. Don't see that happening, at least not here.


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