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Reformed Christianity In Africa: Nigeria Reformed Christian Church

Posted by Job on February 14, 2008

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Did God Tell George Bush To Invade Iraq?

Posted by Job on July 23, 2007

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/19/AR2007071901957.html?hpid=opinionsbox1 reminds me of http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/13/AR2005101301688.html. This is one of the SHOCKINGLY FEW mainstream media stories about this, though I would hazard a guess that pretty much everyone has heard about it. Now the fact that no real sport has been made of this in the media shows which side the media is on. Were they to deal with it in any serious way, it would provoke a real theological debate, and that would have forced the leaders of the religious right to take a stand on whether Bush ever received a direct revelation from God on Iraq or any other issue. The result of such a debate would have been the obvious: there is NO WAY that Bush EVER received such a revelation from God (more on that later). But by placing it out there in a manner where everyone would find out about it but so serious examination of it would take place serves the purpose of the anti – Christ media: to make Bible – believing Christians look like fools, fascists, or some combination thereof. And it has worked, see this link: Because Of George Bush, The World Regards Christianity As Evil!

And this better than anything else exposes the utter corruption of the Christian leaders in America, especially those on the religious right. If they were on the Lord’s side, out of a desire not so much to defend the reputation of the church on earth but THE NAME OF OUR GOD IN HEAVEN, they should have openly challenged Bush on this blasphemy. But since no righteous man or woman of God performed the role of a prophet, it shows the apostasy of our churches just as does this article: Do You Go To Church? If So, Why?! (Pay special attention to the fact that only 3% of Christians truly care whether their kids go to heaven or hell according to this survey as compared to 39% wanting their kids to get into a good college.) What demonstrates the apostasy even more so is that the MEMBERS of their churches did not DEMAND that their pastors oppose Bush’s speaking against our Lord.

How can I be so sure that God did not tell Bush to invade Iraq and Afghanistan? It is a simple Bible test, really. (Test Your Bible Knowledge With The Prophecy Quiz! and
The Requirements For The Office Of A Prophet are the types of things that would point you in the right direction.) Some simple ones: prophecy only goes to Israelites (meaning people that are saved). Bush = member of Skulls and Crossbones, pro – abortion and pro – homosexual: see Why Christians Should Not Support George W. Bush, and believes that Muslims worship the same God as Christians do (which is, er, quite a surprise to the Muslims). Add to that Why President George W. Bush Honestly is Not a Christian and it is pretty clear. Incidentally, none of the things in any of those links are secret. They were known to our clergy before he was elected to office, and by the time this “revelation” allegedly came to him, it was obvious that he had not changed! So strike one.

Strike two: things of this nature are only true if established in the mouth of two or more witnesses. Well, was there any evidence of any other Christian hearing a word from the Lord that we should strike Iraq and Afghanistan? If there were, I didn’t hear of it!

And strike three: all revelation must be consistent with prior revelation. For Christians, our completed, inspired, inerrant, literally true, and final authority in all matters – including revelation – is the Bible. It is what by which we can try all spirits by the Holy Spirit, and call anything and everything that does not measure up to be accursed. Now I am not one of those who believes that the Righteous One who shall one day return to make war and overcome the armies of Gog and Magog and those who follow Him are called to be pacifists: see CHRISTIANS ARE NOT TO BE PACIFISTS!!! please. But just show me one place in the Bible where God told Christians to start wars of aggression against a nation that did not attack us and was not imminently planning on attacking us (and had no real capability of executing any plan that they did have) but JUST HAPPENED to be MIGHTY CONVENIENT to various domestic and international economic and political aims of his. (Puppet regime? Check. Oil companies? Check. Halliburton? Check. Defense contractors? Check. Re – election? Check. Increased Christian persecution in Iraq and across the Middle East? Check. (And check here too.) Increasing the amount of carnage, disorder, racial and religious tension, fear, and economic/political instability in the world, which in turn makes us more likely to submit to international leadership for “solutions”? Check. Giving illegal immigrants an easy path to citizenship by allowing them to fill Army quotas? Check. Increasing our national debt to China and similar? Check. Sending so many of our best and brightest workers overseas through the “backdoor draft” so we can claim a “labor shortage” that we need to replace with immigrant workers? Check. And boy, those National Guardsmen and equipment sure would have come in handy after Hurricane Katrina, and to fight all of these wildfires, but oh well … check.) I have not seen it in the Bible. Nor have I seen anything in the Bible where Christians have this manifest destiny to go about imposing Christianity, “democracy”, or anything else on a sovereign nation. Have you?

Did God command His people to fight wars in the Bible? Sure. In the OLD TESTAMENT to ISRAEL. But that was in the interests of creating a nation out of Abraham – and defending said nation – that God would use to bring Jesus Christ into the world. After that was done, there was no need to go about putting men, women, and children to death with the sword (or with carpet – bombing campaigns). Of course, a nation has a right to defend itself, and the case can be made that we have an obligation to rise up and stop grotesque human rights abuses (although our next detachment of troops to Sudan to stop the genocide against Christians there will be the first). But it is safe to say that the large scale (or small scale) slaughter of innocents so that occult groups like the Skulls and Bones can exert its political and corporate dominance over the globe is fundamentally incompatible with Biblical revelation, correct?

Now say George Bush had sold all that he had and given it to the poor as Jesus Christ told the wealthy young ruler. Or had he used these “Radio Free Wherever” government radio propaganda broadcasts to pump Christian evangelistic messages across the globe fulfill the Christian mandate to take the gospel to every nation. Or had he proposed a massive wealth transfer program to the poor, or to imposed strict environmental regulations on big business based on Bible verses and doctrines. Now I would not necessarily advocate Bush going and doing those things because they may be taking Bible doctrines out of their appropriate contexts. But in those instances had Bush said that God told him to do these things, we would at least have to consider the POSSIBILITY that God MAY have told him to do so because the claimed revelation would have at least some scriptural basis. But a revelation that IS OBVIOUSLY COMPLETELY OPPOSITE TO EVERYTHING THAT THE BIBLE SAYS AND STANDS FOR? That should have made at least SOME CHRISTIANS suspicious.

Well, either we Christians bought into the obvious lie, or we knew it was a lie and failed to speak up and demand that others do the same. Which is it? Either way, it is enough to make you wonder if God is going to hold us to account for our silence on Judgment Day, right alongside those who support or refuse to appose abortion. If you do not feel that such is the case, or if you disagree with anything else that I have proposed, now is the time to make your dissent known and tell me where I am wrong!

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Jesus Christ To The Religious Left: Why Do You Call Me Lord Lord And Do Not Do What I Say? Luke 6:46

Posted by Job on June 15, 2007

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“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”  Luke 6:46

The “religious left.”  In case you have been sleeping, there is a new group
of people in our nation who call themselves the “religious left.” This is a relatively new term so you may not be familiar with it.  That is why I felt it was so critical to take the time today to insure you not only understood what it means, but who actually makes up this new group of people. Forty years ago, this group didn’t even exist. They have actually evolved and
grown tremendously over the past decade.

The “religious left” is made up of people who identify themselves as
Christians and hold strong religious beliefs as well as sharing left-wing
ideals.  Obviously, this group has risen up in opposition to those who have
been tagged the “religious right” or the “Christian right.”  The “Christian
right” is that group of Bible-believing Christians who are politically
active and seek to elect to office those candidates who hold to Biblical
values on the key spiritual issues of our day that are also political
issues.

These would be issues like abortion and life related matters, gay marriage,
family issues, the proliferation of the pornography industry, and the drive
to remove God from the public square.  Those in the “religious left”
actually take an anti-Biblical position on these issues and are also heavily
involved in the ecumenical movement, environmental issues, opposing war for
any reason, world hunger, and social issues like healthcare, welfare, and
education.

There is nothing wrong with pursing these noble social issues, Believers
should be more involved on those fronts.  The problem with this group is
their anti-Biblical position on the key spiritual issues of our day and
their involvement in these ecumenical movements that require you to set
aside the Absolute Truths of the Bible.

I watched with interest a last week as CNN carried a special program about
faith with the leading Democratic Candidates who are vying for their parties
nomination in the 2008 Presidential election.  Each one dealt with various
faith-related issues in the context of their own personal faith.  I watched
in amazement as each one talked about how important their faith was to them,
how it guided them, how it gave them strength, and went out of their way to
position themselves as people of great faith.

Like my dear mother used to tell me, talk is cheap.  I refuse to try and
judge their heart, that is something only God can and will do.  However, I
have every right to judge them on their actions in accordance with God’s
Word.  How can you say you are a person of faith, yet vote to support the
legalized slaughter of over 4,000 innocent babies every day?  How can you
say you are a person of faith, yet vote to redefine God’s Holy Institution
of Marriage?  How can you say you are a person of faith, yet support special
rights for people who have chosen to engage in perverted sex acts God calls
an abomination, including their ability to adopt children into their deviant
lifestyle?

I guess the real question becomes, what is their faith really in?  It is
inconsistent to say you are person of faith yet continually take a stand in
complete opposition to God’s Word.  Jesus said that if you love Me, you will
obey Me.  That means His Word.  Of course, those in the “religious left” has
been born out of the liberal “churches” of our day who make a mockery of
Christ as they operate in open rebellion to the Truth of the Bible while
claiming to be followers of Christ.

They support the legalized slaughter of babies, redefining marriage to
include men with men and women with women, perverting the family by brining
children into homes with homosexual parents, and embrace ecumenical
fellowships with all of the cults and false religions of the world.  They
deny the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible, have rejected God’s Word
for the Absolute Truth it represents, and have bought into the lie of the
world that there are “many roads that lead to God.”  These are the people
who make up the “religious left!”

I love you and care about you so much.  It is beyond me how a person can
consider themselves a Christian, which means they are a follower of Christ
and automatically a follower of His Word, yet take a public position in
complete opposition to that Word.  You better wake up, since this is the
largest growing segment of Christendom, this apostate group who calls
themselves Christians but go to churches who operate in complete  rebellion
to Christ and the Bible

This is the group that is Biblically illiterate since they don’t even
believe the Bible to be true.  These are the people who see nothing wrong
with electing a member of a satanic cult to the White House because they
think a Mormon is a Christian.  They are the politically correct crowd who
has bought the lie a woman has the right to kill her baby.  They are the
group who lambastes those who speak out against the sin of homosexuality,
calling them names like “intolerant” and “hateful.”

The “religious left” is a group who will wield incredible political
influence in the upcoming 2008 election.  They are mostly made up of people
who call themselves Christians, but support the things Christ and the Bible
condemn.  Pray for these people since you can’t call yourself a follower of
Christ, yet stand on the opposite side of Christ on so many issues.  Truth
is not what we want it to be, it is what God says it is.  We don’t have the
luxury of giving our heart and life to Christ and then live any way we want.
A true follower of Christ is a follower of His Word.  Jesus said, “Why do
you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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Christopher Hitchens: The Fool Says In His Heart There Is No God Psalms 14:1

Posted by Job on June 12, 2007

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ ”  Psalms 14:1

Why does the secular media love Christopher Hitchens and his new book, “God
is not Great, How Religion Poisons Everything.”  The Devotional today is NOT
a book review, the only book I review is the Bible.  The Devotional today
isn’t even about Christopher Hitchens, the British-born author, journalist,
and political commentator.  It is about the secular media’s love affair with
anyone who will boldly state there is no God and lambaste people of faith.
There is an insatiable appetite in the marketplace to eliminate God, dismiss
the Bible as Truth, and thoroughly reject faith in Jesus.

Of course the first logical question is why?  The answer is no more
complicated than the fact that the masses who have made the choice to live
in open rebellion to God do not want to be held accountable for their
choices.  Since they cannot see a person called God despite the overwhelming
evidence of His existence and presence, they have gone through the tortured
mental exercise of simply denying there even is a God.  In their drive to
live without being held accountable for their actions and choices, they have
taken the position that there simply is no God.

Once a person makes that foolish choice, you can easily see how rejecting
the Bible, rejecting Jesus Christ, embracing a theory like evolution, and
supporting others who are involved in every type of sin imaginable follows.
Obviously if you deny there even is a God, it makes it easy to dismiss the
book God wrote, the Bible, as simply a book “written by men” or a million
other idiotic responses you will get from people who have rejected the
Absolute Truth of God’s Word.  As I share with you often, the number one
reason people choose to reject the Bible is because it is the very Truth
that judges them.  Once again, those who choose to live in rebellion to God
and His Truth do not want to be held accountable for their actions.

How does a ridiculous “theory” like evolution become accepted by the
mainstream culture as the explanation for man’s existence?  Men can say they
never have seen God, therefore there is no God.  However, they are still
left with the little problem of explaining how we came to be.  So they have
turned to this laughable notion that we evolved from a drop of pond scum, to
a monkey, and voila, here we are!  LOL!  Of course they can never tell you
where that drop of pond scum, or where that first cell came from, or the
“big bang” that some claim started it all.  In the end, those who embrace
this “theory” are left flopping around like a fish out of water.

Sadly, when people choose to reject God they end up aligning themselves with
others who have also rejected God.  Again, this is how you end up with a
society that supports the slaughtering of innocent babies.  This is how you
end up with a society legitimizing and accepting the unnatural and unhealthy
sexual perversion of homosexuality.  Jesus said you can’t serve two masters.
Those who reject God and His Truth, have chosen to serve sin and follow
satan.  The Bible proclaims in the Book of James that, “You adulterous
people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God?
Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”

THOSE WHO DENY THE EXISTENCE OF GOD, THOSE WHO REJECT THE TRUTH OF GOD’S
WORD, THOSE WHO REFUSE TO GIVE THEIR LIFE TO JESUS BY FAITH, ARE AN ENEMY OF
GOD!!!

Satan is the “prince of the power of the air” for a short season.  He has
dominion over the airwaves.  Why do you think you see a steady diet of sin,
of blasphemy, of the lies of the world, of anything that will lead people
away from God, Biblical Truth and faith in Christ 24/7/365 on TV,  the
radio, the movies, the Internet, and every form of media there is?  This is
why when an avowed atheist like Hitchens writes a book declaring God is not
great and tries to make a case that religion is the cause of all of man’s
and the world’s problems, the media falls over itself to put him on.

Let me help Chris.  God IS GREAT!  God is the Creator of the heavens and the
earth and all that exists including OUR CREATOR!  He is right that religion
does poison everything, since Christianity is not a religion, it is a faith.
The false religions and cults of the world are simply man’s spiritual
rebellion to the God of the Bible and His Truth.  The poison is actually the
sin that infests every aspect of our existence due to man’s rejection of God
and Biblical Truth.  That is why the only hope for man now and for all
eternity is faith in Jesus Christ.  He and He alone is the only answer.

I love you and care about you so much.  Sadly, Christopher Hitchens will
take his last breath one day soon and at that moment stand before the very
God whose existence he denies.  Sadly, at that moment he will be judged for
his sins and cast into the eternal fires of hell from which there will be no
escape.  That is the fate which awaits all of those who die rejecting Christ
as their Savior.  God loved His fallen creation so much that He made a way
for man to have an eternal relationship with Him by sending Jesus to die on
the cross as payment for man’s sins.  It is God’s desire that none be lost,
that all repent and be saved.

However, God gave Christopher Hitchens and all men the free will to make
their own choices.  They are free to love Him and live for Him, or reject
Him and even believe He doesn’t exist.  Each person has to make this choice
for themselves during their brief life, nobody can make it for them.  I pray
today that Hitchens will come to a place in his life where he will open his
heart to not only the existence of God, but God’s love for Him and the fact
Jesus died for his sins so that he would not have to spend eternity in hell.
Pray for him today, since God has given him a great gift to communicate and
he could become a powerful man of God and advocate for the Christian faith.

I will pray today for those people in your life who like Hitchens, have
chosen to deny the existence of God, reject the Bible as Truth, and have
refused to surrender their lives to Christ.  I pray that they will come to a
place in their life where God will be real to them, where His Word will
become the Truth they live by, and they will accept Jesus into their hearts
and lives by faith.  That is why it is so critical to preach the Gospel
without compromise and to reach out into the marketplace since that is where
the lost live.  That is also why we must find ways to bring the message of
God’s Truth and of Christ’s love to the secular media since that is the
communication tool the enemy uses to lead people away from God and to hell.

The fool says in his heart there is no God.  Most of those fools do come to
a place, maybe only once, when they are ripe to hear the Truth and the fact
there is not only a God, but a God who loves them!  It is at that moment
when the hardened hearts of men soften, they fall to their knees, and cry
out for Jesus to save them!  I see it happen every day here at Liveprayer.
Why do you think the fire burns within my belly to wake up each day and do
all I can to reach the lost and hurting?  It is God’s desire that NONE BE
LOST, that ALL COME TO REPENTANCE!  I possess the words of everlasting life,
how can I sit back and watch people die and go to hell without doing all I
can to let them know that Jesus loves them and wants to give them life, and
life everlasting!!!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

If I can help you in any way you can contact me through my personal email at:
bkeller@liveprayer.com

***ARE YOU 100% CERTAIN WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY?  The fact is you will
die one day.  At that moment, you will either spend eternity with the Lord or
be cast into everlasting darkness forever separated from God your creator.
To know for certain you will be forever with Jesus, go to:
http://www.liveprayer.com/bdy_salvatn.cfm

***I am excited to let you know that the Liveprayer Daily Devotional is now
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Church and State sent a letter to the IRS asking them to revoke our tax
exempt status due to my comments about Mitt Romney and the Mormon cult.  I
have broken no laws and will not be silenced by bullies like Lynn.  I have
every right to preach the Truth of God’s Word and will be doing so with my
dying breath.  The story has been carried on Drudge, WorldNetDaily, and in
every major newspaper across the nation.  Please be praying as we press on
despite these attempts to silence the Truth!

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violated our tax exempt status for educating people on the Mormon cult.  You
can see the video clip of the segment on the www.liveprayer.com homepage.  I
am also scheduled to be on CNN with Lou Dobbs and MSNBC with Chris Matthews
this week.  The clips of these appearances will also be posted on the
Liveprayer.com website.  Please be praying for these opportunities to share
God’s Truth and the hope we have in Jesus Christ with their viewers.  “What
man meant for evil, God meant for good!”

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Man’s Genetical Hardwiring Toward Religious Belief

Posted by Job on June 7, 2007

From BornToWin.Net, a most excellent teaching ministry.

Is it true that man is “genetically hardwired” towards religion? According to Tony Blankley, some neuro – scientists think so. One thing is clear. Man is hardwired with a system of logic. I didn’t understand years ago that computers are hardwired with a logical system that included a language. If you didn’t know know the language, you couldn’t do much with the computer. Some friends gave me my first computer. I suspect because they hadn’t been able to make it work any better than I could at first. I turned it on and started pressing keys, but nothing of interest happened. I could make letters appear on the screen, but the letters didn’t do anything.

I sort of felt like the proverbial monkey at a typewriter, banging out random symbols. And them someone told me the magic word: DOS. But what was DOS? Ah well, there was the rub. DOS means “Disk Operating System.” The computer had slots for two disks, so I bought one that said “DOS” and put it in. I still couldn’t do any work, I had to get another disk that had a program. But neither disk would work in just any computer. The computer had to be hardwired with a language so that it would understand what was on the disks.

So the term hardwired entered into the language of psychology and neuro – science as a description of that part of the human mind we are all born with. Every child born into the world arrives with a built – in system of logic. We don’t have to be taught it, because it is hardwired into us. The brain itself is “wired” according to a logical system, and the mind operates on that system. We start life witih an untrained logical system with an enormous potential for development.

What makes this interesting is that, in the absence of true religion and faith in God, man will inevitably make up his onw. In primitive societies, they create wooden gods. In intellectual societies, a little more ingenuity is required. Blankley: Some neuro – scientists see evidence that man is genetically hardwired to be disposed to religious conviction. If this is so, it might explain why even among the French – the most secular culture on earth – only 25 percent claim to be atheists and a full 60 percent believe in a spiritual component to life. It might also explain why the environmental movement tends to veer towards a religious, rather than a scientific, sensibility.

There are two things I found of special interest. One is that you cannot eradicate religion from the human being by education. If you could, the French would have done it long ago. Maybe this accounts for the persistence of religious faith in this country despite of an educational system that is legally hardwired to eradicate it. I also notice the suggestion of religious sensibility in the environmental movement (*my note: the Gaia religion). The idea of a religious instinct is important. Geese are hardwired to migrate. Man is hardwired to make sense out of his world – what Viktor Frankl called a “drive to meaning.” And making sense out of the world involves some sense of direction, thus prediction. Or, in biblical terms, prophecy. Now, I pause to reflect on an obvious truth. Man didn’t wire himself. Nor did his system of logic evolve from neurons, any more than than the logic of my computer evolved from a collection of wires. Both are the works of a designer/creator. Any suggestion that man is hardwired to do anything is a suggestion of design and object.

Yours in the service of true religion, Ronald L. Dart

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Anti – Christ Plot Of State Taking Over Church Is Progressing Quite Nicely

Posted by Job on May 14, 2007

See this link: nytimes.com/2007/05/13/business/13lobby.html Let us all give Reagan, Bush, and Bill Clinton too a great big hand. Oh yes, and please take note of how the Catholic – led religious right is going to use Mitt Romney to kick the anti – Christ plot up to the next level. healtheland.wordpress.com/2007/05/12/why-so-many-prominent-catholics-are-supporting-romney/ Bob Novak does SUCH A GREAT JOB RUNNING INTERFERENCE here http://healtheland.wordpress.com/2007/05/13/bob-novak-joins-catholic-chorus-lying-for-romney/ Again, looks like the only GOPer who is going to stand against this anti – Christ plot is Ron Paul (http://www.ronpaul2008.com/). I used to loathe libertarians, but when you consider the alternative … 

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Bob Novak Joins Catholic Chorus Lying For Mormon Mitt Romney

Posted by Job on May 13, 2007

See this outrageous Bob Novak article in Real Clear Politics (no doubt part of his syndicated column that will appear in newspapers nationwise) and please realize that it is further confirmation of my assertion here healtheland.wordpress.com/2007/05/12/why-so-many-prominent-catholics-are-supporting-romney/. Bob Novak’s lies are even worse than the usual. “The U.S. Constitution prohibits a religious test for public office, but that is precisely what is being posed now. (That is a LIE, one where I expose here healtheland.wordpress.com/2007/05/13/christian-opposition-to-mormon-mitt-romney-is-not-a-religion-test/) There was no such collision 38 years ago when Romney’s father, George, then in his third term as governor of Michigan, unsuccessfully sought the presidential election. Apart from reporters sniping at what were then Mormon exclusionary policies toward blacks, religion was the least of the senior Romney’s political problems. In the intervening four decades, American religiosity has grown (and that is a bad thing?) and Evangelical influence in the Republican Party emerged (apparently so because it decreased the Catholic influence, and now people like Novak want it back).”  The Republican whispering campaign against Mormons is broader-based on ridicule of the church’s doctrine. I have heard Republicans who have read the Book of Mormon express astonishment that any rational person could believe that fanciful stuff. These amateur theologians occasionally get mixed up, with some Republicans asserting that Mormons do not believe in the divinity of Christ. The first of Mormon founder Joseph Smith’s 13 Articles of Faith reads: “We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.” It is true that the Mormon understanding of the Trinity is not what is taught by Catholic and most Protestant faiths. But nobody today seeks to disqualify Jews and non-Trinitarian Protestants from high office. This liar Mike Novak knows fully well that Mormons consider Yeshua HaMashiach to be a created being just as do Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the Mormon claim of believing in the Trinity is a LIE designed to make them more acceptable to actual Christians, which is becoming more and more obvious that Catholics like Novak ARE NOT. I guess if you believe that the Pope takes the place of Yeshua HaMashiach in the Holy Trinity on earth and that Mary was born without sin, remained a virgin, and takes the place of the Holy Spirit on earth and rules as the Queen of Heaven (making it ODDLY SIMILAR TO MORMON CONTENTIONS THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS THE RESULT OF A SEXUAL UNION BETWEEN GOD AND MARY), then pretty much anything else goes, right? Just like the Catholic practice of “sainting” people for their works is little different from Mormons “progressing to godhood” by virtue of their works. Looks like the same evil spirits working through Catholicism is working through Mormonism, and these demons are sticking together. Oh yes, and since when does the notoriously anti – Semitic and anti – Israel Novak, part of the Pat Buchanan crowd, care about Jews?

Romney wisely has no intention of lecturing America on Mormon theology. Of course not. Tell people that the God of the Bible is just one of many Gods but the only one that you should worship or be concerned with (pantheism) and that Jesus Christ and Satan are spirit brothers who offered competing redemption plans for mankind, and that the Garden of Eden was located in Missouri, and that blacks are the cursed seed of Ham, THEN THE FELLOW WOULD MOST CERTAINLY LOSE! The main goal of Romney and other Mormon evangelists is to convert people to their religion without telling them what Mormonism actually believes! Novak is contributing to their efforts, so now we know what side people like him, Sean Hannity, Kathryn Jean Lopez, etc. are on. Technorati Tag: ,,  

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Why So Many Prominent Catholics Are Supporting Romney

Posted by Job on May 12, 2007

Here (www.renewamerica.us/columns/gaynor/070506) is a perfect example of what of Live Prayer was talking about regarding conservative Christians’ being completely dishonest in their support of Mormon Mitt Romney, the man who wants you to convert to his false religion, fill you full of demons, and take you to the lake of fire for an eternity. , a Catholic, does his best to make Mormonism just another bunch of Christians who do not pray to Mary, angels, and saints with lies like this: “Governor Romney amusingly replied, “This may sound strange to some, but my grandchildren will be eagerly awaiting presents to be delivered to their homes by a bearded man in a red suit led by a pack of flying reindeer. The lead reindeer, by the way, has a red light bulb for a nose — certainly a YouTube scandal waiting to happen.” Mormons celebrate Christmas too!” (This was in response to a softball setup question from the National Review’s Katherine Jean Lopez, another religious right Catholic who is supporting Romney, and actually is denouncing those who are fighting the Lord’s battle by righteously opposing him. Please realize that Kate O’Beirne of the National Review attacked David Kuo, whose book exposed the lies of the Bush administration, merely because Kuo was a Protestant who attacked his Catholic boss. And by the way, since Christmas is a totally Catholic invention that is utterly abiblical as Yeshua HaMashiach our Saviour was born on the Jewish holiday the day of atonement, if you wish to use this as yet another reason to reject Christmas go ahead.) There are differences between doctrines of churches. But the values at the core of the Christian faith, the Jewish faith and many other religions (note, here Gaynor allows Romney to call Mormonism Christianity unchallenged) are very, very similar and it’s that common basis that we have to support and find ability to draw people to rather than to point out the differences between our faiths. … Because Governor Romney believes in God … (Not only does Gaynor fail to mention that the Mormon god is NOT the Christian one, but by capitalizing the reference to the false Mormon god, he states that the Christian god is the same as the Mormon one. Well, maybe the Catholic god IS the same as the Mormon god, since both groups supersede the Bible for extrabiblical revelation, and both believe in elevation of man by virtue of Catholics praying to Mary and saints. Hey, before you accuse me of Catholic bashing, address your outrage to Catholic Romney defenders like Gaynor, Sean Hannity, Jean Lopez, and O’Beirne.) Exactly! Most Americans don’t want a Satanist in the Oval Office, a good person of any faith will do nicely, and a co-religionist who violates fundamental tenets of his or her and still professes to be a member in good standing will be repudiated by his or her co-religionists. Three Roman Catholics have run for president as a majority party candidate. So, Gershon calls Mormons co – religionists. All right, that is fine. If Gerson wants to make Roman Catholicism another false pseudo – Christian cult, by calling them his co – religionists, then who am I to argue?

Governor Romney explained:“There’s not very much that’s well known about my church because it’s not broadly based throughout the nation with large numbers of people who are adherents. When anything is unknown, people are going to be a little skeptical. But I think, again, as individuals look at my life and my family’s life, they’ll recognize that my values are quintessential American values; that my religious beliefs are consistent with the religious beliefs of other Judeo-Christian faiths, such as a belief in the divinity of God and the need to need to provide service to others, the preeminence of the family unit. These types of elements are what America looks for in a leader.” And rightly so. Well, since Jews apparently hate the term “Judeo – Christian”, then I guess that if that is the term that Gaynor and other Catholics, Mormons, and similar wish to apply to their pseudo – Christian cults as opposed to actual Bible – based Christianity, that is fine with me. As President, Governor Romney would not Mormonize America. He would respect religious liberty and America’s religious heritage instead of trying to trying to transform America into a secular extremist state (like the defunct Soviet Union or France) and to restrict the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment to churches, synagogues, temples and mosques. Excuse me, but what would prevent a Muslim, Buddhist, or Satanist from doing the same? “But the particular doctrines of a church I don’t think are a major part in a political sense.” They were not supposed to do so. That’s why the Constitution prohibits a religious test for federal office. All right, the Catholic is LYING here. He knows full well that an invididual or religious group making a decision to oppose Romney because of his religion is not the same as the government or even a political party barring him from running for that reason, and as a matter of fact that the Constitution that he loves so much gives us precisely that right by virtue of freedom of religion and expression. Gaynor is actually demanding that Bible – believing Christians surrender their constitutional rights. In service of whose agenda?As to funding faith-based institutions, Governor Romney pointed out not only that “we don’t fund faith-based institutions, other than when they’re performing a non-faith role,” but also that “some of the faith-based institutions, particularly in the inner city, are doing a lot better job helping the poor, helping kids, helping families get on their feet than some government social service agencies,” concluding that “helping them in their secular role is, of course, fine,” but helping them in a religious role is “unacceptable.” Now this is the main reason why Bible – believing Christians should immediately stop associating with the religious right. Now Mormons are not a worry here, as their church currently opposes receiving state funds (though that could quickly change, just as their church changed their teachings on polygamy to allow Utah to become a state and their more overt racist teachings because of civil rights laws that would have threatened the status of Brigham Young University), make no mistake: Catholics are. Listen: the notion that religious institutions should receive government funds were LONG anathema to the religious right, with prominent exceptions like some segregationists advocating school vouchers so that low – income whites could skirt forced integration policies. That only changed when the conservative movement was merged with TRADITIONALLY DEMOCRATIC CATHOLICS under  – who lest we forget signed the nation’s most liberal abortion law in the 1960s. The payoff? Reagan was pro – illegal immigration, setting the stage for policies that ultimately let tens of millions of MOSTLY CATHOLIC Hispanics to come into the country, and Reagan appointed two (pro – abortion!) Catholic judges to the Supreme Court in Sandra Day O’Connor and Anthony Kennedy. (The Bushes have since given us three more; Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, and Samuel Alito.) It is hilarious how (Catholic) Rush Limbaugh used to hammer Bill Clinton over the illegal immigration issue when the truth is that Clinton did more to stop illegal immigration than Reagan and both Bushes have combined, and Limbaugh knows it. In any event, there was a REASON why all of these Blaine Amendments were passed when Catholic immigration to this country greatly increased: it has ALWAYS been the agenda of the Vatican to get the government of every nation on the planet to support the Catholic Church with taxes, for the Catholic Church to be paid by the government to deliver government services, for the Catholic Church and the state to “partner” on delivery of services and functions, etc. Now, as the Catholic Church takes on a bigger and bigger role (and can do it cheaper, more efficiently, and better), the state takes on less and less. Pretty soon, it is IMPOSSIBLE for the government to extricate itself from the Catholic Church because the state needs the services that the Catholic Church provides and has no viable alternative. This gives the Catholic Church great influence over the government! We have already seen an example of this with the Catholic Church flexing its muscles by threatening to withdraw its counseling and adoption services when the state attempts to impose the same regulations on the Catholic Church that everyone else who receives state funds has to obey. Now I first began to oppose school vouchers after reading novel “Piercing The Darkness”, but you can just imagine what would happen were a huge percentage of children attending Catholic schools with government funds: the government would try to impose regulation, the Catholic Church would threaten to shut the schools down or kick the voucher kids out, and that would be the end of that! So as we see in this article where Mitt and Ann Romney praise THE VERY SORT OF GOVERNMENT WELFARE THAT THE MORMON CHURCH OPPOSES AND DOES NOT ALLOW ITS OWN MEMBERS TO TAKE, Romney is willing to push the Catholic agenda.

What is REALLY DISTURBING is how the Romneys exploiting inner city blacks in doing so. First of all, we know the racist teachings of Mormons, which despite their claims still influences the church. But realize that this was key to the Reagan strategy of aligning neo – segregationist Christian fundamentalists and conservative Catholics. Please recall that Reagan kicked off his Presidential campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi, where the civil rights workers were murdered, with a pro – states rights speech. See, the “small government” mantra of conservatives was not the legitimate libertarianism of people like Ron Paul, but rather was code words exploiting the racial anger of whites over Great Society and affirmative action programs meant to uplift blacks as well as the aforementioned forced integration policies. Please realize that many of these same whites supported the New Deal policies of Roosevelt and the similar policies of Truman and Kennedy, back when they only helped whites (please see this book and this article), and also supported farm programs, price supports, and protection of American industry from foreign competition. So, they supported smaller government for blacks, not for themselves! These “neo – conservatives” (not to be confused with Jewish liberals who became conservative when they realized that secularism was a bigger threat to them than was Christianity, though such Jews HAVE gone on to make an odd political alliance with conservative Catholics … please keep in mind that the most recent Vatican council ended active overt attempts by Catholics to convert Jews while non – John Hagee evangelical and fundamentalist Christians still make converting Jews a priority) did the perfect bait – and – switch: getting whites angry at government programs for blacks, and then claiming that churches would do a better job at providing the very programs and services that they opposed in the first place! How was this possible? Simple: it was IMPOSSIBLE to OPENLY ADMIT that the REAL REASON why they opposed these programs was because of their intention to help black people. Instead, they had to build up huge layers of dishonesty, claiming that the reason was that the programs were “inefficient”, “mismanaged”, “abused”, “corrupt”, “harmful to the economy”, and “created dependency and poor values for the very people that the government was supposed to help.” While true, why is this not said for, say, FARM PROGRAMS? Or public schools, which are attended by millions of kids whose parents could easily afford private education (why do places like Beverly Hills and Santa Monica even have public schools)? We do not even want to talk about how much taxpayer money is wasted on building country club public schools for affluent children in order to convince their parents to keep their kids in public schools. But in any event, after awhile, these people began to believe their own lies, and this is even moreso the case with the post – 60s conservatives raised on them: their parents can’t bring themselves to admit the real reason why they switched parties and moved to the suburbs. So, if you cannot say: “I oppose HUD because it takes black people off the street and out of shacks and gives them houses similar to mine” but instead claim “I oppose HUD because it traps black people in poverty”, then you will ultimately start believing your own lie and start supporting giving the very same money that you were giving to HUD to the Catholic Church (and other groups) to house these same black people and call yourself “a small government conservative.” Now PLEASE do not mistake this as a defense for Great Society programs, but rather how illegitimate opposition into them evolved into support for transferring public funding for programs that the church out to be providing anyway WITH CHURCH FUNDS to the Catholic Church (and others).

Now, here is the best example of Romney pushing the Catholic agenda: Further, Governor Romney respects the religious freedom of people of other religions, as illustrated by his urging the Massachusetts Legislature on March 10, 2006 to work with him on “a bill…to ensure that religious institutions are able to participate in the important work of adoption in a way that always respects and never forces them to compromise their firmly held beliefs.” Governor Romney’s press release on the matter read as follows: “DEFENDING RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, ROMNEY TO FILE BILL EXEMPTING RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS FROM GAY ADOPTION REQUIREMENT “Calling it an issue of ‘religious liberty,’ Governor Mitt Romney today said he plans to file legislation to permit religious institutions to perform adoptions without violating the tenets of their faith. Now stuff like this is why I am convinced that my most important entry to date on this weblog was my warning that Bible – believing Christians should not allow their opposition to the sin of homosexuality become homophobia, which would open the door to all sorts of demons that would ultimately allow the Christian to be manipulated by the forces of anti – Christ through culture and politics. YES, homosexuality is a sin. But if you are going to receive STATE MONEY and provide STATE SERVICES, you have to abide by STATE RULES. Romney was merely aiding the Catholic Church in a power play and power grab against the state.

Gaynor then invokes John Kennedy (again, if Catholics want to call themselves another pseudo – Christian cult like the Mormons, who am I to argue?) and then writes this ABSOLUTELY CHILLING PASSAGE: “The problem for genuienly religious people of any faith is NOT Governor Romney or his personal religious preference, but secular extremism, which arbitrarily redefined the institutional separation of church and state contemplated by America’s Founders as absolute separation of church and state mandating governmental neutality between religion and irreligion and prohibiting governmental support for religion generally, as though America is an agnostic or atheistic country. Governor Romney may be the person who paves the way for a return to the constitutional path suddenly abandoned by the United States Supreme Court in 1947 and resulting in a number of other judicial activist Supreme Court decisions as the Court slid down a slippery slope after leaving the constitutional path. Like President Kennedy, Governor Romney has assured his fellow Americans that no religious leader will dictate to him if he is elected President of the United States. UNlike President Kennedy, Governor Romney refused to embrace absolute separation of church and state to please secular extremists and to calm irrational fears. That, America’s Founders would enthusiastically cheer. Governor Romney, they would joyfully befriend, not foolishly fear. As John Marshall, America’s greatest Chief Justice commented: “[W]ith us Christianity and Religion are identified. It would be strange indeed, if with such a people, our institutions did not presuppose Christianity, and did not often refer to it, and exhibit relations to it.” That’s NOT absolute separation of church and state. To be sure, America’s Constitution (including the First Amendment) respected the private right of conscience and repudiated the idea of government compelling religious practice, but it acknowledged God (dated “in the Year of our Lord”), accorded Sunday special significance (not counted it toward the days that the President has to acted on a bill passed by Congress) and sought “the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” surely from the Creator who bestowed upon people those rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness asserted in the Declaration of Independence.”

See, this is how this fellow’s lies are exposed. What Marshall was merely speaking of was the presupposition that all of the nation’s vital institutions, public and private, would be run by and made up of people of the Christian faith. Marshall DID NOT MEAN that the government money should fund religious institutions. While I agree that there was never a hard or fast law or court ruling prohibiting such, it was never needed. Why? BECAUSE NO ONE WANTED IT! AFTER ALL, THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED BY PEOPLE FLEEING PERSECUTION AT THE HANDS OF STATE CHURCHES! As such, THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO PRECEDENT FOR LARGE SCALE TRANSFER OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS UNTIL THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION (under the charitable choice welfare reform provision inserted by ), PRECEDENTS WHICH THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION GREATLY EXPANDED.

And it is very interesting that this fellow mentions 1947. Why is that? Simple. Before Roosevelt’s New Deal, the government provided very little in the way of services to ANYBODY. (The income tax and most other tax policies were primarily started to pay for WARS.) It was only after Roosevelt GREATLY EXPANDED THE ROLE AND REACH OF GOVERNMENT with the New Deal that it became an issue, and thus the Supreme Court in 1947 handled the issue appropriately. Now yes, before the atheist revolution, there were cases where the government transferred money to religious and private groups, but those were only in special cases, such as reimbursing religious schools for education costs in sparsely populated areas where building and maintaining public schools were unviable. There WERE no arrangements outside of that, because as a general rule before Roosevelt there very few government programs and services to speak of to begin with, and not only that there were very few people demanding them. 

So, Christians really need to be supporting people like Ron Paul. Why? Because instead of going after people who will allow us to believe the LIE that we can somehow “Christianize” our government programs after the manner of the church – run or church – influenced governments in countries that the Catholic Church dominated (again, please realize that the Church of England was founded in rebellion against the Catholic Church, and America was founded in no small part due to rebellion against the Church of England), we need to change the debate to why these programs are necessary in the first place. Instead of thinking that we are somehow turning this nation back to God by turning America into what France, Portugal, and Spain were in the 1500s (and you Christian Zionists in the religious right, please remember how Jews were treated by these church – run states), we should be asking ourselves whether the way to turn this nation back to God is to return our government to its original pre – Roosevelt and Johnson state, so that people will depend upon God and turn to the baptized body of believers for help rather than the state.

Look, you see where following big government big business Republicans like Nixon (see our “engage China” policy), Reagan, and both Bushes has gotten us. (Better yet, see where it has gotten Israel). Why go for another big business (remember, Mitt Romney is a Wall Street guy; international investment banker secretly backed by the Bushes) big government (remember his universal healthcare scheme in Massachusetts, which will transfer even more money to their Catholic hospitals … do you want that to go nationwide?) Republican? Now I have been promoting Mike Huckabee myself (I am not Southern Baptist, but am very fond of them), but IndependentConservative (a Duncan Hunter fan who is willing to consider Paul) warned me that Huckabee had issues, and he is right: Huckabee is a tax – cut and spend Republican after the manner of George Bush.

So then, why are conservative Catholics backing Romney rather than Huckabee? My theory is that it is a power play, plain and simple. Do not be deceived: this Catholic – Protestant thing has never died, and it never will. First off, if the President isn’t going to be Catholic (and they know that Giuliani has no shot), they would prefer that he be Mormon rather than Protestant. Why haven’t they backed Mormons and other non – Protestants before? Because none of them have had a chance to win before. Further, Catholics know that once the threat of the “evil Hillary Clinton” (a specter that Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, etc. has created to fill Christians with fear knowing full well that we have had Democratic presidents in the past, and that this current batch of Republicans have done more to undermine our tradition of Protestant conservatism than defend it) is done away with, then Bible – believing Christian Republicans will all of a sudden discover that their opposition to Mormonism. Democrats? Well, they will have voted for someone else. Romney would have nowhere to turn to but the very same Catholics that put him in office for political support, and Romney would be able to do more for Catholics than any Catholic president could (in no small part because the watchdog groups would be distracted by looking for any evidence of his helping Mormons). Consider this: with five Catholics on the Supreme Court and with Catholics making up 5 of the last 6 GOPers Supreme Court (O’Connor, Kennedy, Thomas, Roberts, Alito, with Souter the only Protestant), if a Catholic OR Protestant were to be the next GOP President, the next pick (or even the next TWO picks) would HAVE to be fundamentalist Protestant. Otherwise, the Catholic – Protestant alliance on the right would crack. But with Romney in office, he could - and almost certainly would - nominate two Catholics (or a Catholic and a Mormon) and no one would bat an eye.

And best of all, Protestant Christianity in this country would be that much more politically marginalized by the fact that the party which represents the majority of Bible – believing Protestant Christians will have elected a Mormon that they neither want, like, support, or trust! Even the left has made it clear that they would prefer Romney over anyone that Jerry Falwell or James Dobson is likely to support, first out of spite but also out of hope that Mormons would join their “minority” coalition.

Therefore, it is no wonder that the media and the big contributors have done their best to make the GOP race into a three man horserace between two guys who have no shot in the primary or the general election (John McCain and Rudy Giuliani) and Mitt Romney while doing their best to dissuade or ignore other options. Look at their agenda: where they really want to take this country and the planet. Even the secular left who wants to keep church and state separate will readily sacrifice that in order to fully integrate America into the global community, and is there a more “globalist” organization around than the Roman Catholic Church? Come to think of it, the Catholics INVENTED globalization and have been practicing it since the very beginning, because it came out of Rome, the empire that dominated the known world. Well, looks like Rome wants their global empire back. They have the third world through religion (please note how Pope Benedict XVI was in Brazil, giving that nation their own saint that you KNOW that they all are going to pray to … look if you are going to pray to something that makes it a god even if it isn’t the “main” god, please realize that Roman paganism there was the main most powerful god and other lesser gods, and most prayed and served to the lesser gods because they feared the main god, who wasn’t very nice, so by their practice of elevating people to saints based on good works to the Catholic Church, then yes Catholicism allows you to “progress to godhood” just like Mormons, and please note that like Mormons they emphasize works too), many claim that they have Europe through the EU (which I now believe to be an oversimplification), and unless Bible – believing Christians rise up they will soon have America if the church – state protections are removed. (Getting America would be huge, because America is where a lot of the world’s main international financial institutions are located.) And Bible – believing Christians, you KNOW what that would lead to. The question is: whose side are you on, and on which side will you fight? Technorati tag:  

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Fort Dix Yugoslavian Terror Plot Case: Beware Christians

Posted by Job on May 10, 2007

Christians should beware of articles like this regarding the case of eastern European Muslims attempting to act on a fatwa and commit an act of jihad against our soldiers at Fort Dix. Why? Because as stated with the Virginia Tech massacre incident, I am suspicious that this incident will be used to fill people, including Christians, with fear, anger, paranoia, hysteria, etc. Such emotions can easily be used to A) distract us and B) cause us to act in manners not in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

This statement is going to be offensive to a great many Christians, but I am going to state it anyway: precisely what is the news here? That a certain percentage of Muslims hate Christians, hate America, hate our military, and if given the proper motivation and opportunity will shed blood based on those feelings? I am sorry, but who didn’t know this already? Next. Oh, apparently there is an illegal immigration angle. Again, who didn’t know that terrorists and other criminals weren’t sneaking over our “border”? (And why have we spent the last few DECADES voting AGAINST people who promised to do something about it?) I fear that a lot of people are seizing on this issue because of some forlorn hope that they will be vindicated; that their views will be validated. “See! We told you that the Muslims were out to get us! That their religion and culture promotes violence! That we have an enemy without and within!” Allow me to accept the painful chore of being the one to tell you that the people who deny these things are NEVER going to admit the truth and are NEVER going to change no matter what happens. Why? Because no matter what Muslims do whether in this country or somewhere else, their #1 enemy is STILL going to be Yeshua HaMashiach and those who are called by and call upon His Name. In their eyes, opposing Muslims empowers Bible – believing Christians. And let’s face it: a little (or even a lot) of violence and mayhem committed by Muslims against Americans doesn’t hurt their interests one bit. As a matter of fact, it HELPS them. It weakens America and the west, which for all of our problems remains Judeo – Christian. Further, it gives them an avenue to claim that the solution to the problem is socialist economics (“the root cause of terrorism is poverty, income inequality, and hopelessness”), cultural depravity (see this fellow assert that hip - hop will defeat radical Islam), and of course multiculturalism and diversity. Many make the claim that Islamic terror is somehow provoked by fundamentalist Christianity, or that there is no difference between Al Qaida and the Southern Baptist or Pentecostal church down the street. These people are not only never going to change but rather only get worse AND gain ever bigger UNCONTESTED forums to spread their hatred of Jesus Christ, and the sooner Christians acknowledge that fact the better. 

Yes, I am aware that Muslim terrorists kill people. I am equally aware that street crime, pollution, and mental illness that results from family breakdown kills people. I do not intend to minimize the threat of Muslim terror,  but I wonder why some would minimize street crime, pollution, and family breakdown? Is the life that is lost to a Muslim bomber worse less than the person who gets shot by a robber? You say that the former cannot be countenanced because “it is an attack on America.” So when an American corporation poisons the air and water, sickening and killing other Americans, that makes it better? Shouldn’t it make it worse, since our “American” criminals, whether wielding knives and guns on the street or the white collar variety wielding pens in their executive suites, were likely raised in Christian homes?

Imagine if these guys had succeeded, and managed to kill about 25 – 30 servicemen before they themselves were captured or killed. It would have been an absolute horror.  But you know what IS horror, and one that is a matter of fact of American life rather than the hypothetical carnage that JUST MIGHT cause Rosie O’Donnell to call radical Islam a threat for five minutes? I will tell you: the horror that goes on inside each and every abortion clinic every day. One thing that you will NEVER see (barring a religious conversion) is the rabidly pro – abortion Katie Couric standing outside (or inside) an abortion clinic crying into the camera: “Oh the murder of the innocent! Dozens, even hundreds of future doctors, lawyers, college professors, schoolteachers murdered in the most gruesome fashion each day! Just look around: THERE IS BLOOD EVERYWHERE!” Nope, it just isn’t going to happen. It really does reveal the mindset of so many Christians: what gets us going, what we really care about, and what doesn’t. The reason is that we have been so blinded and brainwashed by the media and the education system that we have lost fact of what is important.

The best case in point is how so many Christians are strongly considering voting for Rudy Giuliani. Why? Because the cross dresser plus two – time adulterer whose policing strategies resulted in innocent people being shot dead on the streets (all black of course!) “will do a great job in the war on terror.” Would Giuliani do a great job in the war against terror against MUSLIMS? If the Muslims are BLACK, maybe (see link). Otherwise, since illegal immigration is a key part of “homeland defense”, well Giuliani was weak on that issue too until recent flip – flopping for political positioning. In any event, what good is a President who will protect the innocent from Muslim terrorists while supporting the massive terrorism being inflicted on the unborn by way of abortion? How could any Bible – believing Christian even THINK of such a thing? And I say this not to pick on Giuliani. I say this regarding Christians who support flip – floppers and those with ambiguous positions on the issue like Mitt Romney and John McCain (you know perfectly well that someone who supported Muslim terror against Americans in the past as Romney did abortion wouldn’t get elected dogcatcher), and all of those Christians who support Democrats.

What is my point? It is that we have such a visceral reaction to Islamic terror while being so passive to things like street crime, family breakdown, pollution, and abortion because we allow the media to cultivate our mindsets. Christians should resist and reject such things in favor of our minds being renewed with the Word of God. Seriously, what sort of a person shows more outrage at soldiers who MIGHT have been killed by Muslim terrorists wielding AK – 47s than innocent babies who ARE killed by American terrorists with medical licenses? A person who has been BRAINWASHED  BY THE MEDIA AND CULTURE, that is what. So brainwashed that the same person that would show great hysterical offense at ANYONE who proposes the notion that America just MIGHT have brought SOME of our Muslim problems on ourselves with our military and intelligence adventures and foreign and economic policies (even if that person is the only surviving member of an innocent family that was taken out by one of our “smart bombs”) is capable of respecting someone’s pro – abortion beliefs as a politically, intellectually, and morally acceptable position.

It really is part of the media’s game, and Christians had better stop playing it. Realize this: things are only going to get worse. The hostility towards Christians by Americans and the world is only going to increase, and the belligerence and violence against Americans and Christians by Muslims (and others) will only increase. The Bible is clear on this: as we get closer and closer to the return of Yeshua HaMashiach, things are going to get WORSE, not BETTER, and then there is going to be the great tribulation when things are going to REALLY GET BAD. Christians ought to be marking these signs and preparing for battle instead of allowing events that are going to be quite commonplace in the future send them to distraction. Read your Bibles: we really are talking about whole nations and a large percentage of the world’s population perishing in a few short years. Remember that tsunami horror? Well that didn’t touch a lot of your lives, because it didn’t happen “over here.” I have news for you: in the time soon to come, we are going to be having earthquakes, Katrinas, floods, droughts, massive disease outbreaks, major social unrest, economic collapses, etc. on a regular basis. Even you “Left Behind” pre – tribulationists have to admit that these things MUST precede the great tribulation, because it is precisely these things that will create the climate for the anti – Christ to take power. What are you doing to prepare yourself for that type of horror, so that when that horror comes you won’t be so given over to fear, panic, and hopelessness that you will follow anyone or anything that promises to take the pain away? I say that watching the news allowing them to feed your frenzy over six (or was it ten, and if so whither the other four?) isn’t going to do it. I say dealing with the true horrors that are going on right now, whether abortion, addiction, and family breakdown in this country or the wars, famines, AIDS epidemics, etc. ravaging other countries through fulfilling the great commission by spreading the gospel, through dedicating yourself to sincere intercessory prayer over these issues, and/or by using the Word of God to become a counselor to people who are going through some severe problems is something that will build up your spiritual armor so that you will be able to stand in the evil time to come. By doing that, you will cease being deceived into submission by the anti – Christ media lies and instead have your eyes opened to and trained upon the reality, which is that our only hope of salvation is in Yeshua HaMashaich, and that all other hopes and considerations are false diversions. If you have not given yourself over to the hope of Yeshua HaMashiach, follow this salvation plan and do so now. If you have already given yourself to Jesus Christ, then please keep your eyes and heart trained on him lest you waver, stray from the path, and fail to endure until the end.

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The American Dream Turns Nightmare: How We Oppress The Poor

Posted by Job on May 7, 2007

For the uninitated, Gwinnett County is an Atlanta suburb that was turned into a prosperous high growth area first by the flight of white professionals from (though they deny it) the forced “integration” of Atlanta neighborhoods and public schools and second by whites seeking jobs and in many cases cheaper real estate and generally lower cost of living from the northeast and midwest. The result is an area that not only generally goes 65% Republican or higher, but has an EXCELLENT public school system – by southern standards anyway. (You better believe that Gwinnett County public schools are going to be among the first to be duped into offering the Neuroiconoclasticskeptisiser tactic anti – Christ “Bible” courses.) Well, wherever there are EXCELLENT public schools, members of the lumpen proletariat with upwardly mobile designs are going to seek it out and thereby better themselves: in this case blacks and Hispanics fleeing the generally AWFUL public schools in the forcibly “integrated” Fulton and DeKalb counties. Now when members of the lumpen proletariat invade public white flight academies, all sorts of things happen, including a decline in their precious test scores. So now, the bourgeoisie strike back: Gwinnett County public schools are eliminating all non – college preparatory and vocational/technical courses. The stated rationale: “increasing standards to increase student performance.” The real reason: A) to frustrate the mostly low – income “underachievers” into dropping out before they can drag down test scores and B) to dissuade future proletariats from invading. Future political control is also at stake, as so many proles have invaded nearby Cobb County that it is now in play for – gasp! – Democrats! That fact is why the race – baiting (the fellow vigorously defended Georgia’s flying of the Confederate flag as “his heritage” even though he’s from IOWA) thrice – married champion of family values during the 90s is now working for the ACLU.

So, in order to keep their precious test scores (status, pride demon) and power (control and mammon demons) they are willing to drastically increase their dropout rate and doom their own kids – well actually in THEIR mind those are not THEIR kids but THOSE PEOPLE’S KIDS (a lack of love, empathy, compassion, or responsibility for those less fortunate and in need of your help, which not only involves many other demons but most prominently is rebellion against God’s Word and Authority) – to a life of poverty. And get this: the vast majority of the people putting this into effect, supporting this policy, and who voted for the people that are implementing this policy are CHRISTIAN. That is right, Gwinnett County has a high percentage of fundamentalist and evangelical Christians (plus not a few Catholics) and regular churchgoers. You’d think that these Bible – believing Christians would be using their wealth and influence over the school system in order to elect people and advocate for policies that would UPLIFT the poor. They ought to be THRILLED at the opportunity to save striving hard working striving poor people from the clutches of the DeKalb, Fulton, and Clayton County urban liberals. But oh no. These people have totally sold themselves out to the right wing conservative Republican political views that causes them to totally negate what the Bible says about compassion and helping the poor. They are no different from all of the “urban” fundamentalist, evangelical, and Catholic Christians who regularly pull the lever for pro – homosexual, pro – abortion, anti – family, pro – criminal, pro – illegal immigrant, pro – welfare Democrats for their own, er, reasons. I am telling you, Christians, even if your politics DOESN’T take you to the lake of fire (and it will for more than a few of you) you guys on the right and left (and in the, well, center I suppose) are still allowing yourselves to be manipulated by the forces of anti – Christ, and this is just one example how. The worst part is that this isn’t some big grand sweeping policy enacted by federal government or implemented by a Supreme Court fiat, and it isn’t even a state government action. Rather, it is one of those rarely noticed routine local decisions whereby people and governments set themselves against Christ, and it happens either right under the nose of or with the gleeful support of so many otherwise good Christians because they have allowed themselves to be tricked by the weapon of mass distraction that is politics. It doesn’t even take a person with the Holy Spirit gift of discernment or a person whose profession or hobby is to analyze the news from a Christian perspective to see through things like this. All it takes is someone who is willing to A) learn the scriptures and apply them to EVERY situation (and I mean all the scriptures and not just those that favor your lifestyle, beliefs, situation, or “values”) and B) consider how things like this affect the other guy. If YOU were the struggling low income single mother of a teenage male, how would YOU like for ALL OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTY to conspire to flunk your son out of school and send him to jail? Is THAT “loving thy neighbor as thyself”, right wing Christians? Now right wing Christians, I encourage and solicit any and all responses that are based on cultural and political beliefs and things derived from Bible verses taken against their context that you can use in defense of this or any other obviously anti – Christian policy.

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Illegal Immigrants Filing Taxes More Than Ever

Posted by Job on April 13, 2007

See link. Obviously the notion that they have no legal right to be here, and that there are borders between the United States and Mexico is quickly disappearing.

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Well Christians, This Is How The World Sees You

Posted by Job on April 12, 2007

Are you still denying that real persecution is ahead in America (click here to go to document on www.progressivehistorians.com weblog) for Bible – believing and following Christians? Excellent quotes: “Hispanics are roughly 20% of the population and they’re an abused ethnic minority bound by language and geographic distribution, just like the Kurds in Iraq. Evangelical/fundamentalist Christians are 20% of the population here and they dominate the other 60% of the non-fanatical predominantly Christian population, just as the Iraqi Sunnis dominated the Shi’ia majority.”

“Republicans have peeled away from the party; what was an even split is now 50% Democrat/35% Republican according to a recent Pew poll on the subject. This trend will continue until the Republican party contains none but those who believe the Christian End of Days myth and believe that they need only instigate a nuclear conflagration in the Middle East to make their prophecy come true. Color George Bush afflicted by this particular brand of madness.” So, Christianity equals madness. I got it.

“I said violent and armed and I do mean just like those people in Waco, only on a scale a thousand times larger and funded with our tax dollars.” Now THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS WERE NOT CHRISTIAN BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED THAT DAVID KORESH WAS JESUS CHRIST. And keep in mind: THOUGH I 100% OPPOSE THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS, YOU MUST REALIZE THAT THEY WERE HARMING NO ONE AND WERE NO THREAT TO ANYONE UNTIL THE GOVERNMET ATTACKED THEM. But please realize that they keep comparing fundamentalist Christains to the Branch Davidians, Eric Rudolph, and Timothy McVeigh BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY EXAMPLES OF ACTUAL FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIAN VIOLENCE TO POINT TO!

“Take a look at Blackwater, with their fundamentalist Christian founder, a 7,000 acre private military base in South Carolina, and a hundred thousand mercenaries available for use anywhere in the world. Many, many Christian Nationalist would work with such an organization to affect a coup in the United States, should The Decider decide that he knows better than the American people.” Sure, that MIGHT happen. And Mike Tyson MIGHT earn a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in biochemistry. But what evidence is there that A) George W. Bush will declare a coup and B) that fundamentalist Christians would follow him if he did? Absolutely none whatsoever. As a matter of fact (as with Mike Tyson and the biochemistry thing) EVERY SINGLE AVAILABLE PIECE OF EVIDENCE CLEARLY CONTRADICTS THIS NOTION. But when you are portraying Christians as terrorists to brainwash middle school kids, who cares about the facts?

” How this all plays out, should it come to pass, is anyone’s guess. Will we see a Christian Nationalist state arise in the old Confederate States’ geographic territory?” Sure, just forget about all of the former Confederate states that voted for Kerry, Gore, and Clinton and have Democrats serving as governor and senator. And forget all of those UNION states that consistently vote Republican. But hey, I am not getting this from a site dedicated to history, but rather “progressive history” (read revisionism, scare tactics, and outright lies).

“The 2006 mid term election and the 110th Congress are the American people’s Olive Branch Petition to the Christian Nationalists and their proxy, the Bush administration. Bush has seen fit to slap this offering away. I hope Waxman and Leahy are going to lead us to free and fair elections in 2008 but the seeds for canceled or more likely badly rigged elections are already plain for all to see. ” So, what was it that kept the GOP from rigging the 2006 elections too? Didn’t want to be too obvious I guess. And how come liberal Republicans like Giuliani, Romney (who isn’t even Christian), and McCain are the leading vote – getters for the GOP right now? Again, who cares about the truth when you are laying the groundwork for rounding up all Bible – believing Christians and herding us to concentration camps? I really wish there was a trackback for this post, because I actually WANT the writers of this stuff to head over here and comment.

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Nashville Experiencing Real Problems With Muslims Thanks To Our Immigration Policy

Posted by Job on April 6, 2007

See link here. What is the recipe for Islamic extremism? Government policy to A) let in a lot of Muslims in a short time and B) shunt them AWAY from good schools, economic opportunity, a secular liberal culture, and a large thriving community of Americanized Muslims in places like Dearborn, Paterson, NJ (I wonder if that “public school portrays Christians as terrorists” drill was near there) or of course Los Angeles or New York to what is truthfully little more than a large town in the middle of the Bible Belt where there are very little in the form of jobs or anything else for a Muslim to do, and no social or support structure to make them feel welcome. And even better: the Council on American – Islamic Relations is doing a great job of radicalizing them. Leftist groups are organizing them into unions and lobbying groups too, which is absolutely guaranteed to make the good people of Tennessee like and get along with them even more, right? You see what is going on here. A) America lets in more Muslims and people of other religions. B) America allows and creates conditions where Muslims feel disenfranchised, become radicalized, and violent (and other religions as well).  C) America blames the Muslim anger on true Christianity and uses it as an excuse to persecute it, outlaw it, and stamp it out. Which, of course, is they have been doing in Europe for decades. Now how can every western country in the world have pretty much the same agenda in terms of immigration, and in all of those countries those who oppose uncontrolled immigration either get discredited or wind up dead like  (who despite attacking Muslims suspiciously was not killed by one)? And what group is coordinating the agenda of every western nation to indulge in this insanity by not only allowing Muslims in, but forcing them to languish in conditions certain to provoke them to violence? You take a guess.

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