Day: April 20, 2021

News Of The Day – April 20th

Arizona Holocaust Education Billed Stalled In Senate

Earlier this year, a bill to require education on the Holocaust and other genocides was introduced and passed by the Arizona State House unanimously. However, the bill has stalled in the Arizona senate due to the bill’s definition of antisemitism. Dozens of liberal and progressive groups spoke out against the definition, saying that it would criminalize free speech. But Arizona State Sen. Paul Boyer, a Republican, says , “The purpose of this bill is not simply to mandate a fact-of-the-matter, look back in history for our children. It is ultimately about our forward-facing goal of improving our future as a society by reflecting upon outstanding tragedies and injustices of the past from which key lessons must be learned.” Read more about the bill here.


Liberty University Sues Jerry Falwell Jr.
Liberty University has filed a lawsuit against its former president, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking tens of millions in damages. Falwell, who is the son of the founder of Liberty University, the late Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr., resigned from his position in August 2020, amid a sex scandal. The university in Lynchburg, Va. claims its former president withheld information about the scandal while he was negotiating an employment contract in 2019. The lawsuit also claims that Falwell failed to disclose his problems with alcohol and has not returned property belonging to the university since his resignation. Falwell strongly pushed back against the lawsuit, saying that it was full of “lies and half truths.” Read more about the lawsuit here.
Pro Golfer Stewart Cink Says his Peace And Joy Is In Christ
With his son, Reagan, as his caddie and his family cheering him on from the other side of the ropes, pro golfer Stewart Cink secured the RBC Heritage championship in Hilton Head, S.C., on Sunday. The victory is Cink’s second so far during the 2020-2021 PGA Tour season. In his post-tournament press conference, Cink was asked how peace in his life has translated into his play on the course and allowed him to have so much success at the age of 47. “The thing about me and my family with the peace and joy we experience, it’s not something that just we wait for the circumstances to line up, like the planets or some signs or tea leaves or something. We install our own peace and joy because of our faith in Jesus Christ, basically.”  Read more about his victory and faith here.
Good Samaritan Returns Ten Thousand Dollars
Michael King had just taken out the money from the bank to cover a business debt he owed. For whatever reason, he was so distracted, he accidentally left his wallet on his vehicle before cranking up the engine and heading home. Meanwhile, Steve Harrison, who was heading in the opposite direction noticed something floating in the breeze. Quickly realizing it was cash, he pulled over and snatched it up. He found King’s wallet as well. the next day he contacted King and returned the money and wallet. “I never took seriously the notion of keeping it,” Harrison said. “It’s just simpler to do the right thing. Once I realized that there was an ID involved, I knew I would return the money.” Read more about his good deed here.


April 20th – John 1:29

John 1:29

As cousin to Jesus, John the Baptist was a godly man in his own right. Preaching and baptizing in the wilderness of Judea, John spent his life preparing for the arrival of his Savior. So imagine his joy when John saw Jesus at the Jordan river, knowing He was the promised Messiah. The Son of the great Almighty, who came to take away the sins of the world. For more than just a Friend, Teacher, or Prophet, Jesus is the Lamb of God, who out of His perfect love, gave His life to be our sacrificial substitute. His precious blood paid our sin debt in full, giving us access to the Father, and providing us with life eternal.