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  • Lin Tse-hsu

    Here’s #11 for your list: Claiming that Educators Teach that FDR’s New Deal Ended the Depression.

    There’s nothing quite like inventing a myth and then exploding it. People on the political right have been “debunking” the myth that FDR ended the Depression with the New Deal claim for decades despite the fact that schools and textbooks do not make this claim.

    I cannot speak to what any individual teacher may do or say in the classroom, but I can speak to what appears in curricula and textbooks. *At best* historians claim that the New Deal prevented the Great Depression from becoming worse or from carrying the U.S. into a state of social upheaval. Most agree that World War II truly “ended the depression”. In response those seeking to manipulate history to put government action in the worst light have engaged in moving the goalposts by claiming that WWII did not end the depression, rather the lifting of government controls at the end of the war was the “true end” of the depression.

  • Steve Finnell

    FACT OR FICTION?

    Is everything you have been taught about Christianity fact or has there been a lot of fiction presented as Biblical truth?

    Here are some doctrinal positions, are they fact or fiction?

    1. The New Covenant was in force during the three year ministry of Jesus. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction.

    Hebrews 9:16-17 where a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death of the one who made it. 17 For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives.

    The New Covenant was not in force while Jesus was alive.

    2. The apostle Peter used the keys to the kingdom heaven (the keys to enter the church of Christ) before the Day of Pentecost. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction.

    Matthew 16:19 I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven….

    Luke 24:47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all nations beginning from Jerusalem.

    The apostle Peter first used the keys to enter the Lord’s church, at Jerusalem, on the Day of Pentecost. Three thousand entered the kingdom of God on earth. The kingdom of God on earth is the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    The three thousand who were saved and added to the church of Christ on the Day of Pentecost believed that God raised Jesus from the dead and that Jesus was was both Lord and Christ. They repented and were immersed in water so they could have their sins forgiven and then they received the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:22-41) They were saved under the New Covenant terms of pardon.

    3. The thief on the cross was saved from the punishment of his sins. Fact or Fiction? That would be a fact.

    4. Men today can be saved just like the thief on the cross. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction. The thief was not saved under the New Testament terms of pardon.

    The thief did believe in his heart that Jesus had been resurrected from the grave. (Romans 10:9 that is you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.)

    The thief was not immersed in water for the forgiveness of his sins. (Acts 2:38 …be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins…)

    5. Moses, Elijah, Job, Enoch, Abraham and Noah were all men of faith and saved . Fact or Fiction? That would be a fact.

    6. Men living today can be saved just like Moses, Elijah, Job, Abraham, and Noah. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction. These men lived and died before the New covenant was in effect.
    Men, today, can only be saved by believing in Jesus. (Acts 4:10-12, John 14:6)

    7. Jesus did not say baptism was essential in order to be saved. Fact or Fiction? That would fiction.

    Jesus said “and has been baptized shall be saved” (Mark 16:16)

    8. Peter and the apostles never taught water baptism was for the forgiveness of sins. Fact or Fiction. That would be fiction. (Acts 2:37-38)

    9. Men are added to the body of Christ before they are baptized in water. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction. (Acts 2:41)

    10. Saul was saved on the road to Damascus before his sins were forgiven. Fact or Fiction? That would be fiction. Men cannot be saved without having their sins forgiven. Saul had had his sins forgiven three days later, when he was in Damascus, not on the road to Damascus. (Acts 22:16)(Acts 9:9)

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  • shawn corrigan

    the example of the depression is a good one, it should be taught in shcools and dissected by everyone. here is my take. the world went into a dive (i believe from the banking groups plans)europe had a recession america worse,why? hoover made the mistake of punishing the source of prosperity the businesses who produce jobs and products,however it was appealing ,and is today to penalize them because of jealousy. hoovers mistakes were doubled down by fdr. the new deal was a huge disaster but like obama it is viewed as a great effort to steal from those who have and distribute to those who need,this is always seen as a political win. only those who have brains can see the failure in killing the horse that pulls the cart. then fdr does the unthinkable,after his failure and hoovers failure he does what any good communist idiot government control freak would do,he triples down ,he does the …get this… the new new deal ,look it up. how any people can survive communism is beyond me.