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The Error That Led To COGIC Leader Charles Blake’s Joining Hands With Sodomites

Posted by Job on April 6, 2009

Major thanks and blessings to Pastor D. L. Foster for covering the issue of Church of God in Christ leader and head pastor of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ Charles Blake for signing the universal declaration of human rights. Many supporters of Charles Blake have gone to his website and also to my Youtube site where I posted a video of Blake speaking on the topic. Many have responded to the effect that Blake only intended to support human rights, not homosexuality, and as a matter of fact he is a leader in opposing the sin of homosexuality; that his views concerning this area are doctrinally sound. Now I know little concerning Charles Blake’s views and ministry, so I will defer to the statements of his congregants and supporters, who quite naturally are far more qualified to speak to such issues.

Realize that the issue here is not so much Blake’s actual teachings and views on homosexuality, but the fact that Blake compromised himself by dealing with the human rights crowd in the first place. If you join with people who have anti – Biblical agendas, then you inevitably wind up being servants of that agenda. That is why the Bible makes it clear that Christians, especially pastors, are to be very careful about whom we walk with and join ourselves to. This is true of both the “Christian right” and the “Christian left.”

You see, no Christian should ever endorse the concept of “human rights” because according to the Bible, no such thing exists. Read the Bible, and you will never see anything stating or implying that people have human, civil, or individual rights. The Bible has nothing to do with rights, which constitutes treatment and benefits that individuals and groups deserve and that others – including ultimately God – are obligated to provide them. Rather than being a text that grants humans rights, it gives us responsibilities, all of which center around believing in, obeying, and serving God. Again, the Bible speak of rights given to man, but of man’s responsibility to God.

It is true, of course, that the Bible contains many instructions outlining ethical and moral treatment of human beings. But be not deceived: these things are in no way general, and are certainly not because humans deserve this, or have some “right” to this treatment. The idea that this is the case is the common fallacy of political and ideological liberals and conservatives. Liberals de – spiritualize the Bible, in the process removing everything about God and man’s obligation to him, and instead read it as a philosophical tract. So, for liberals the requirements for ethical behavior contained in the Bible is truthfully all the Bible is, and as a result they remove it from its intended context. Conservatives, for their part, use the Bible as a social contract for imposing laws and morality on society at large. While this does emphasize human obligation over rights, this obligation is to the state and society (the world) instead of to God, and as a result often rejects true justice and mercy (the weightier matters of the law).

Though they are opposite ends of the political and even theological scale, in truth liberals and conservatives both create this error for the same reason: that the Bible message is not meant to govern everyone, but rather only members of the faith community in a covenant relationship with God. In the Old Testament this was Israel, in the New Testament it is the church. The exhortations to ethical behavior and treatment of humanity was only revealed to God’s elect; how they were to treat believers and everyone else. Outside of instructing believers how they were to behave towards their fellow man, the instructions that we should love one another, treat one another well, and defend the powerless have no context and application. In short, it is not because of the inherent worth or value of human existence that gives people the right to be loved, well treated, and defended. It is solely because God commands us to do so.

And why does God tell us to do so? It is not because of the people, their value to God, and His love for them, though God certainly does value and love us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to take on sin and be slain on a cross. It is because God is a holy and righteous God, and He expects His covenant people, His elect, to reflect His holiness and righteousness in our behavior. If we are being cruel towards our fellow man, we are not reflecting God’s holy and righteous character. So again, our responsibility to treat other members of the human race with love, decency, and respect is our obligation to God and is an act of loving and serving God.

Evidence of this is the famous statement of 1 John 4:20 “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” Now the humanist perspective on this verse only focuses on how we are to love our brother. Of course, that is wrong. The verse is not about loving your brother at all. It is about loving God. The verse is contained within a passage of 1 John concerning our loving God, and speaks of how this is accomplished. It is not a passage on how we are to love humanity, it is a passage that tells us to love, honor, and obey GOD by loving humanity.

The same is true of Jesus Christ’s teachings about how Christians should treat widows, the poor, strangers, those in prison, orphans, etc. He did not teach that Christians should do this for the sake of people in need because they inherently deserved this behavior, had some human or civil right to this treatment. Instead, Jesus Christ stated “as you do to them, you do to me!” Again, Jesus Christ made ethical treatment of humanity an act of service to HIM, not to humanity. Again, please read Matthew 25:34-46 and you see the emphasis is on Jesus Christ, not on people. Goodness to people is presented as a way of loving Christ, not as an obligation to humanity for humanity’s sake. And again, we are to love humanity because God loves humanity, because as God’s people we are obligated to reflect God’s loving, holy, and righteous character in all that we do, including but not limited to how we treat other people.

Of course, the liberal Christian reads that passage, despiritualizes it, and humanizes it. That results in the emphasis being removed from God and placed on man, and a reading where man inherently deserves and is obligated to receive good treatment, and other humans are obligated to give it. This, of course, comes from liberal theology’s rejection of original sin. The idea that human, civil, or individual rights exist can only be countenanced if we reject the idea that we are nothing but sinners who deserve only wrath and can only be saved by God’s grace, and that any value that we have is not inherent, but rather because God graciously gives that value to us. 

So the question has to be asked: why is Charles Blake, the leader of a very theologically conservative denomination (it’s true, if the issue of women in ministry is removed, Pentecostal denominations are actually the most conservative) following after liberal theology to begin with? The answer: the civil rights movement. Charles Blake is black, and has bought into the belief that human rights is the logical extension, the next phase if you will, of the movement that Martin Luther King, Jr. led. To be honest, he is 100% correct. Martin Luther King, Jr. said so himself!

The problem is that the civil rights movement was not a Christian movement at all. It was not a movement designed to bring people to the Jesus Christ of the Bible and cause them to obey and serve that Jesus Christ. Instead, the civil rights movement was about securing better treatment for humanity, and the movement merely appropriated Bible texts that were convenient to their agenda while completely ignoring others. This should come as no surprise, for most of the civil rights movement’s leaders were explicitly not Christian, and even those who professed to be Christian – like King – rejected the doctrines that actually make a person Christian. Virtually every preacher, pastor, etc. in the upper ranks of the civil rights leadership rejected the inspiration and authority of scripture, and King himself rejected the deity of Jesus Christ, seeing Him as merely a human political leader.

Yet, because the civil rights movements gained black people in America so many temporal benefits, it is practically impossible for any black man to stand up and say that the civil rights movement was never Christian in any sense and retain the respect and support of the black community. So, black people desiring this respect and support must continue to carry water for the band of atheists, communists, homosexuals, theological liberals, Jews and other decidedly non – Christians that were the civil rights movements’ spokesmen and leaders and for their movement. This, of course, means black Christian pastors that choose to lead overwhelmingly black congregations. It is sad to say, but any pastor of a black congregation who shares with his congregation the hard truth concerning the civil rights movement will find himself no longer leading – or truth be known employed by – a black congregation in short order. So, as a pastor of a large, prominent, respected church containing many black members of some influence and reputation AND having a leadership post in a black denomination Bishop Charles Blake has to not only go along with it concerning the civil rights like everyone else, but embrace it. 

Not only that, but because of the status that he has attained in being a clergy in, of, and for the black community, Blake finds himself under a great deal of pressure. It is not enough to merely be a black preacher, but he is under pressure to be a black leader, to take up the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the other civil rights leaders and carry it forward. The narrative has long been established that black ministers cannot simply ply their trade as white, Hispanic and Asian ministers do, but have to add a social justice/social activism/civil rights component. If you are the leader of a small humble storefront congregation that has 75 members, it is easy to resist the pressure, the temptation, to be “more than just a minister” but a civil rights leader. But the more influential, the more prominent that you become as a pastor in the black community, the greater the pressure and temptation to take up Martin Luther King Jr.’s work becomes. The problem is that the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. was not the work of Jesus Christ, not least because Martin Luther King, Jr. did not even believe in Jesus Christ, let alone serve Him. 

So it may yet be true that Charles Blake has the Biblical view towards homosexuality. What is equally true, however, is that Charles Blake has an unBiblical behavior towards the world, and exhibited it by going along with these unbelievers with the human rights declaration despite knowing full well that these unbelievers will – as unbelievers tend to do – use the human rights declaration to support and promote sin while opposing righteousness. There are two verses that apply here. Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Well, Blake is walking with these people despite knowing full well what they are all about. Now while Pastor Foster is focusing on the homosexuality angle (which is a bit regrettable because it somewhat clouds the issue) the main problem with the universal declaration of human rights where I am concerned is that it is very much a religious universalistic – or at the very minimum religious pluralistic – effort, working to make the “many paths to heaven” lie the only acceptable language of religious discourse and bringing us closer to the day where saying that Jesus Christ is the only path to heaven is bigotry – a human rights violation! – because it offends Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, wiccans, etc.

Second, there is James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Look, Pastor Charles Blake is a very educated, intelligent and accomplished man. He knows what these human rights people are about. He knows what the civil rights crowd is and was about. He knows that “human rights” has no place in a Biblical worldview. Yet he does this because of his position in the world and his desire to keep it. 

So ultimately, this has nothing to do with homosexuality at all. It is all about worldiness, and what Bishop Charles Blake has allowed himself to get mixed up with is still more evidence why Christians, most of all pastors, should heed the Bible’s instructions to flee it. 

P.S. I don’t want any of you folks coming on here quoting what some famous preacher or theologian says about human, civil, or individual rights, and I ESPECIALLY do not want to read any nonsense about “natural law” or any other perversion of what scripture teaches about common grace. Those things are not the process of a literal, exegetical reading of scripture, but notions that came to us from systematic theology. Systematic theology is the convergence of Bible doctrines (which truthfully, is not exactly the Bible itself, but is honestly one step removed) and western philosophy, and western philosophy originated and is largely rooted in pagan Hellenism. Now while systematic theology has its uses (especially for westerners and we do live in a western culture … I should point out that for non – western people systematic theology is must less useful and more problematic, and non – western Christians have been trying to communicate this fact for centuries), it has to be directly wedded to the Bible to make sense. But once you depart from the Bible, well let us just say that I am convinced that a skilled enough systematic theologian could make a compelling case that 1+1=3. If you don’t believe me, go read about how some of the great systematic theologians justified such things as torturing and killing heretics. Yep, the same folks who went around prattling about human or individual rights derived from natural law thought nothing of tying someone to a stake and burning him to death, using green wood so that the death would be as slow and painful as possible. The truth is that if you read the Bible exegetically and refrain from eisegesis (infusing the text with ideas and meanings that aren’t present), you will not find the concept of human, individual, or civil rights and liberties in the Bible, only of man’s responsibility to respond to God in faith with service, obedience, and trembling. 

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The Bible Prohibits Affirmative Action!

Posted by Job on September 10, 2008

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I have been writing way too much about politics lately … I promise to work to make the site more balanced in the future. The Bible verse that explicitly prohibits affirmative action in my estimation is Proverb 11:1. “The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.” That is the NIV. The ESV gives it as follows: “A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight.”

Making it as simple as possible, many colleges evaluate candidates for admission and workplaces for hiring and promotion based on a points system. For instance, a numerical representation is made of a person’s qualifications. So a candidate for college admissions would acquire some points based on a combination of his grade point average and standardized test scores, for hiring based on his education and work experience, to make use of a crude example. Then that person’s numbers are compared against all of the other candidates, and people are accepted or rejected largely based on it. Those who practice affirmative action and other preference systems add points based on a person’s race or sex.

This point system is, in every respect, a scale. It is used to weigh or measure a person in the same way that, in the literal context of this verse, a person in a marketplace would measure the weight of produce or other merchandise in order to determine its financial worth. Of course, reflecting the fallen nature of mankind, dishonest vendors would rig the scales to force customers to pay more for his merchandise than they were worth. You might protest that this is an unfair comparison, for the measure of a person’s worth cannot be correctly gauged using numbers. That is true. It is also true that the supermarket scale that determines how much you will pay for your tomatoes according to their weight will not tell you how fresh the tomatoes are, what kind of tomatoes they are, or how good they will taste.

The point is that if a system of measurement is going to be used, then it must be used evenly and fairly. If such is done, then it is a just weight that the Lord loves. If it is not done, then it is a cheating scale that the Lord hates. If the Lord hates something, what is it? A sin. God loves mercy, fairness, and equity and demands that we treat each other in that fashion. 

So, the religious left demands that we accept and practice affirmative action. In doing so, they promote sin, promote people to accept and embrace sin. By calling opponents of affirmative action racist and sexist, they violate Isaiah 5:20, which pronounces death upon those who call good evil and evil good, and they also coerce and intimidate people into sinning – or to be silent in the face of sin – that otherwise would not.

However, the religious right is not totally off the hook. Why not? They criticize race based affirmative action while actually praising and defending legacy preferences! In doing this, they A) commit the same sin as the religious right with affirmative action, B) add to that the sin of hypocrisy, and C) add to that still the sin of favoring the rich and powerful – as legacies tend to be – over the poor and powerless, which James 2:1-13 calls the sin of partiality. Although when you ponder it a bit, partiality can be considered just another type of cheating scale, especially when you consider that universities openly admit that they practice legacy admissions because it helps fundraising from wealthy donors, and that it creates “a sense of community” (elitism). 

Now I am certain that there are some that would seek to introduce more variables, such as how colleges in particular factor in such values as favoring students from certain high schools (a form of elitism since these high schools are generally high income) and from certain areas of the country. I will concede this point, but only to a degree. We should agree that rigging scales by race and sex and favoring the rich in our current context are especially problematic, and as such should not be advocated or defended by any Christian.

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My Main Concern With Barack HUSSEIN Obama: His Victory Would Make Liberation Theology Seem Rick Warren Purpose Driven!

Posted by Job on April 9, 2008

I have heard about the nightmare scenarios about a Barack Obama presidency: the anti – Christ thing, the Muslim thing, the inexperience thing, the far – left thing, etc. and to tell the truth none of them concern me terribly much. Allowing them to do so would require my dismissing from consideration the things that some of our past presidents – and our current one! – have done, or pretending that I find John McCain or Hillary Clinton in any way more to my liking. On the last point in particular, let me tell you that in their own way, each of them is immensely dangerous to the interests of Christianity!

But speaking of Christianity, do not mistake this as a statement that Barack HUSSEIN Obama is the one most worthy of opposition, for I legitimately feel that such is the case. Still, in Christian terms, there is one aspect of an Obama presidency that I find extremely worrisome: the potential that his presidency would lead to a mainstream acceptance of liberation theology. Perhaps not the radical and separatist version espoused by Jeremiah Wright and James Cone, but definitely a more commercialized, homogenized, domesticated, works – centered (PURPOSE DRIVEN?) version of it.

Now as you may know, liberation theology was given to the world by the Roman Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council. For a time there was a chance of it becoming very influential to mainstream Catholic and Protestant Christianity, but the doctrine suffered a major setback when the very Roman Catholic Church that birthed it began opposing it in a major way in the 1980s. But were Barack Obama to win the White House, there is the potential that this system could again assert itself.

You see, many may underestimate what electing a black President would mean to America’s black citizens. It is not that blacks feel that Barack Obama would enact a raft of laws and policies favoring blacks. Rather, it would be a major symbolic victory, a sign that America is turning its back on its racist past and ready to accept a fairer future. It would signal that at long last, blacks are fully recognized and accepted as equals – as Americans – by a nation that in every way imaginable denied conceding such. You think this to be foolish? Well consider this: we are less than 25 years removed from blacks being regularly featured on television commercials. That occurrence coincided right about the time of the celebrity of Michael Jordan and the success of “The Cosby Show.” Many companies feared that featuring blacks in their commercials would result in white consumers shunning their products! And yes, it has been less than 15 years since blacks began to regularly play quarterback in the NFL. When asked about the controversy in the early 1990s, NFL head coach Jimmy Johnson stated on Fox Sports that a lot of coaches regarded blacks as not being smart enough to read NFL defenses. This trivia may seem to be just that, but it is evidence of how racism so deeply permeated and tainted everything in American life, even the trivial, and it explains why people that are black like me are capable of getting so worked up over things that appear to be so small! But to so many blacks, the election of Obama would signal that the long nightmare of being second – class citizens is about to end.

This is not to say, of course, that all or even most of these people are obsessed with racial victimization. Quite the contrary, conservative views on race such as those espoused by Bill Cosby are much more popular in the black community than is let on. Many blacks are very much concerned about the cultural problems in the black community: crime, illegitimacy, educational failure, etc. It is just that we are unwilling to discuss them in response to the baiting of conservative racists (who can be of any race) that wield these issues not intending to contribute towards solving them, but rather to use them to justify racism (including but certainly not limited to their own). But in Barack and Michelle Obama, such blacks see hope in that respect as well: Harvard Law School graduates, married, and parents of two daughters. Even Barack Obama’s drug use makes him only a more practical role model in the eyes of those who found the aforementioned Cosby Show “too perfect” and “evading the real problems of the black community”, sort of the ideal anti – hero for our cynical postmodern times. So yes, blacks would look to the Obamas as role models for themselves and the black community, and Barack Obama in particular to serve this role for the very troubled black male.

So were Obama to fulfill these dreams for black America, everything that took Obama to the mountaintop, that got him to that brass ring, that he used to bring to fruition the wildest fantasies of the descendants of slaves, would become absorbed into the shared collective black experience. And a great part of Obama’s everything is, of course, none other than Jeremiah Wright. Jeremiah Wright’s theology, doctrines, sermons, mentoring, etc. (the media is not shy about calling Wright Obama’s “father figure”) will all become a major part of the narrative of how a confused biracial young man went on to become the first black President. And of course, scores of black people will want to apply what worked so well for Barack Obama into their own communities, their own churches, and their own lives.

Let me say two things about this. First, it is the American way! All Americans of all races have been assimilating the traits of successful people, of leaders, into their own being since this country was founded. And yes, the cult of personality has always been very much a factor in American religious life. Second, with respect to the black community in general, there is already precedent. Who is unaware of the huge impact on black religious life that one Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had? Well, as important as Dr. King is to black America, King never became president (a fact that Hillary Clinton, for reasons that made no sense unless she was TRYING to lose the race, taunted supporters of Obama and King with back in January during the very week of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday … let me point out by the way that if Hillary Clinton and the Republicans in nominating McCain – a fellow that most Republicans don’t even LIKE – are giving Obama every possible shot at victory). So then, the effect of Obama on the black religious landscape might even exceed that of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s!

But that is just American blacks, right? Wrong. There has been a provincial, chauvinistic even, tendency among blacks to overstate this, but American blacks are quite often trendsetters. American blacks set trends for blacks in other regions: Africa, Latin America, etc. Now liberation theology is already more of a factor in those regions than in America, so Obama’s election would give the advocates of that belief system in those areas precisely what they need (and that speaks nothing of the Hispanic, Asian, and white adherents of it). And yes, blacks do set trends for whites in America. American whites, in turn, set trends for white people elsewhere in the world. So world, liberation theology brought to you by Barack Hussein Obama. What, Obama is a Muslim? Well, what better belief system for the secular moderate Muslims to buy into? And the secular moderate Hindus? Buddhists? People that are just, well, secular and moderate? And so on …

Again, a key component to remember is that it will NOT be the same liberation theology as advocated by David Cone and Jeremiah Wright. As a matter of fact, not even the black nationalism or Afrocentrism portion of the messages of Cone and Wright will be overly offensive in time. After all, the current image of Martin Luther King, Jr. is nothing like the man with exceptionally radical views and confrontational methods that actually lived. Does anyone remember that Muhammad Ali was once a member of the Nation of Islam? Nope. And even Malcolm X had his black history month commemorative soda cups sold by McDonald’s! The same will be done with liberation theology. It will be packaged and sold like a commercial product just like everything else in America, and when that happens, it may just find a nation – a globe! – of willing consumers in our churches just waiting to devour it. And why not? In their determined zeal to run away from the true Jesus Christ of the Bible, the cross, and the empty tomb, has not Christianity shown itself more than willing to devour everything else? This, people, is no different, and when you consider a great many of the other falsities ingested into popular Christianity over the ages, liberation theology, black or otherwise, is not so radical after all. Is it?

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Digital Traffic Cameras Used To Arrest Motorists For Eating And Smoking

Posted by Job on December 29, 2007

More mark of the beast type stuff for the Christians that are into that sort of thing  (which admittedly includes me). But for my “Christians should not be picking the lesser of two evils” conviction, something like this would draw me back into the Ron Paul camp.

Original link: New super-cameras mean no hiding for drivers who smoke, eat or use a phone

Digital speed cameras which capture drivers smoking or eating at the wheel are being introduced nationwide in a new move to hammer motorists. Drivers will also face fines, bans and even jail for infringements such as driving without a seatbelt, using a hand-held mobile phone or overtaking across double white lines. The hi-tech DVD cameras, which have instant playback, will also be used to provide photographic evidence against those eating sandwiches or rolling-up cigarettes at the wheel. These are now considered serious offences under new guidelines drawn up for prosecutors. The development will massively increase the number of fines and prosecutions against normally law-abiding drivers for relatively minor offences.

As well as being fined £60 and given three points on their licences, motorists now face two years in jail if their actions are considered to have been a factor in dangerous driving. (Two years in jail for eating and smoking behind the wheel today, death for possessing a Bible tomorrow.) Virtually every police force in England, Wales and Scotland is now equipped with the new digital cameras. They were given Home Office approval in April but are quietly being rolled out nationwide. More than 100 have been sold. The manufacturers have said their order book is full until next April.

The DVD cameras can operate as conventional speed traps. But thanks to the instant playback, they also double up to photograph motorists flouting laws other than speeding. Set up by a police officer on sites such as motorway bridges, they constantly scan the cars and can digitally record drivers behind the wheel committing a vast array of minor traffic offences.

Crucially the new technology, called Concept, allows officers to play back the footage to locate, view and capture the offence instantly. Photographs taken using the device show how effective it is, capturing pictures such as a man apparently steering his Renault with his bare feet and the driver of an Alfa Romeo with a mobile phone clamped to his ear. The device is made and sold by Tele-Traffic UK whose CEO, Jon Bond, is a former police chief superintendent in charge of speed cameras in Warwickshire. (Benito Mussolini said that the definition of fascism is the corporatization of government power. See this link on fascism.)

He said: “It is the first camera to record offences other than speeding and give an instant playback.”If the camera is being used for speed enforcement, but the police officer spots another driving offence being committed – or even thinks he saw something – he can play it back in a second. The offences are easily and quickly detectable.” (In version 2.0 of this technology, people will be able to quickly and easily doctor the footage to implicate in crimes whoever the government wants to destroy.) Mr Bond, whose Warwick-based company employs 20, added: “At present, officers can record an offence such as driving with a mobile phone clamped to their ear or without a seatbelt but would then have to look through perhaps two hours of tape in order to find it again. “Concept means that those operating the camera can digitally log everything. They are linked to the team in the back office who can instantly find the offence, see the proof and send out a penalty charge notice to the car’s registered owner. “This will cut down massively on the amount of time police officers have to spend on paperwork and so speed up prosecutions. The days of the police having to chase after people who are infringing the law in these ways are gone. That will make the roads a safer place.” (Fascists have always used public safety as a justification for their crimes, going back to the days of the Roman Empire’s notorious Pax Romana, “peace of Rome”. Many theologians assert that the beast of Revelation prophecy was fulfilled in the near term by the Roman Empire, but that the far term fulfillment will be the anti – Christ’s regime. The problem is that because of the conservative ideological and political bent of most that interpret the Bible literally, they are convinced that the anti – Christ’s regime will be a leftist one rather than one that will use religion and big business towards his own ends.)

The Concept digital DVD technology costs £17,750. But police forces who already use Tele-Traffic’s existing analogue (non-digital) system, can upgrade for a fraction of that price. Smoking at the wheel was recently included in the Highway Code as something which courts can consider as a factor when police accuse drivers of failing to have proper control of their vehicle. (Rather, it was recently included as something that they could use as a prototype, test case, trial run, etc. to see if the system could be used to track other things, like possession of Bibles, later on.)

More than 300,000 drivers a day are still illegally using hand-held phones at the wheel, recent government figures revealed. (And they know this how? I bet they have similar statistics on the number of people engaging in LEGAL activities … or at least things that are legal right now.) The penalties for using a handheld phone while driving, which was outlawed in 2003, were increased in February this year from a £30 fine to £60, plus three penalty points. (Please note what I just said about “things that are legal right now.”)
Under new sentencing rules, motorists using hand-held mobile phones could be jailed for two years and be disqualified if this was an aggravating factor in dangerous driving. Those who kill while using a mobile face 14 years behind bars, under a charge of causing death by dangerous driving. (Two years if no one is harmed but only 14 if you kill someone? Proof that the motivation for this is government control and not concern for human life in a nation that has such a shortage of abortion doctors that they are considering training nurses to do the procedure.)

Last October, Mr Bond and his Tele-Traffic team were under fire after admitting to undercover reporters posing as customers that speed cameras were a “scam” and that setting up cameras in new areas was the equivalent of having “a blank chequebook” that would result in “bucketfuls” of cash. (There you go. It will be easy to manipulate this system for the government to manufacture, say, “evidence” that a certain Bible – based preacher or leader of a home church or homeschool movement is a violent child molester.) Self-styled Captain Gatso of the campaign group Motorists Against Detection said: “This is yet another example of the Big Brother surveillance society where there’s no escape from the cameras.” (Notice how the media is doing the job of the state by belittling those that oppose the system.)

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October 11 2008 Is The Million March For Freemason God On Washington

Posted by Job on November 9, 2007

Was driving around listening to the black talk radio shows to see if they were going to say anything about either Pat Robertson endorsing Rudy Giuliani (the civil rights leaders will never admit it but the Republicans nominating a presidential candidate that is acceptable to the white social left: abortionists, gay rights supporters, feminists, gun controllers, etc. but atrocious on civil rights has always been their worst nightmare) or Charles Grassley investigating Eddie Long, Paula White, and Creflo Dollar (the prior day a caller had asserted that it was an attack on black leadership, and that even the inclusion of White, Joyce Meyer, Benny Hinn, and Kenneth Copeland fit the bill because due to their multi – racial congregations they were still influential in and important to the black community, de facto black leaders like Bill Clinton … yes there are people that actually believe this!) and found out about the planning of the Million March for God on Washington D.C. Here is the official website, an unofficial weblog is millionmarch4god.blogspot.com.

The Christian God? Of course not. Apart from the fact that these are liberals who will not even mention issues like abortion or gay marriage, but the event is designed to be universalistic, open and inclusive of all faiths. As a result, this show on a talk radio station that is mostly dedicated to Christian programming featured a female Christian pastor, a male pastor who thinks that God will not condemn homosexuality, and a member of the Nation of Islam all recruiting the various members of their faiths to register for and make plans to attend the march. And of course they explicitly and positively referenced the 1995 Million Man March as the model and inspiration for this gathering, despite the fact that the Million Man March WAS NOT a universalistic affair but instead entirely a Nation of Islam affair that specifically rejected and mocked Christianity (which accounted for the media’s shocking general embrace of it) and served as a recruitment tool for that cult group.

Speaking of the Nation of Islam, did you know that their founders were freemasons? See this link! Now the Nation of Islam teaches its followers that they are opponents of freemasonry, which they claim is second only to Judaism as the representative of white power attempting to dominate the globe and enslave all people of color. But the truth is that Fard Muhammad and Elijah Muhammad were secretly low level freemasons. The Nation of Islam’s teachings have a lot in common with religious cults and movements started or infiltrated by freemasons (i.e. Mormonism and Kenneth Copeland Word of Faith Christianity … please realize that actual Muslims regard the Nation of Islam as a bothersome cult with heretical teachings) in that they teach that God is a man and that man can perfect himself and progress through works and obtaining secret knowledge. The Nation of Islam’s innovation is a teaching that there is no afterlife per se but rather heaven and hell are conditions on earth (hence Farrakhan’s song “white man’s heaven is a black man’s hell”) and that Christianity tricked blacks with false promises of heaven as a means of social control (the fact that actual Muslims also believe in heaven is not spoken of).

Louis Farrakhan has attributed the disproportionate wealth and power that according to him Jews possess to their possession of secret knowledge, and has repeatedly privately and publicly begged Jews to teach him kabbalah – which like many Farrakhan is fascinated with, has studied, but is frustrated because he cannot fully understand it – so that he can use it to “liberate and empower black people politically, economically, and socially” (with Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam as our leaders and the sole possessors of this knowledge of course). But like Mormonism for whites the Nation of Islam represented an attempt to get black Christians to abandon Christianity for freemasonry. Having failed at that, Farrakhan in the late 1990s after a severe illness mostly abandoned his direct attacks on Christianity in favor of an open partnership with civil rights leaders. Please know that such collaborations have existed in secret for decades, and there have also been prior attempts to go public with the relationship, most prominently when Ben Chavis was NAACP president in the 1990s. However, one of the civil rights leaders that worked the longest and hardest with the Nation of Islam behind the scenes and tried to bring the relationship out into the open? Kweise Mfume, former leader of the Congressional Black Caucus and NAACP, and a freemason.

Oh yes, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Thurgood Marshall, W.E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington (alleged enemies just as the Clintons and Bushes are supposed to be), and tons more current and former black leaders are on that list. (Martin Luther King, Jr., despite not being a Christian in any sense, was not a freemason by the way. It is interesting to note, however, that despite what the media and education system would have you believe, Martin Luther King, Jr. was never at any time a leader of freemason W.E.B. Du Bois’ NAACP, but rather started his own SCLC organization that was a rival and even opponent before they too started collaborating. ) However, no known members of the Nation of Islam are on it because they are not allowed to make their affiliations with freemasonry known. The information about the freemasonry and the Nation of Islam comes from a rival sect Moorish Science (gnostics!) who claim that Christianity, Islam, Judaism, freemasonry, etc. all possess only a stolen subset of their secret knowledge.

So now it comes to this. The Nation of Islam member spoke of the purpose of this DC gathering was to have all of the participants march around the mall seven times, replicating the incident with Joshua and the wall of Jericho. He stated that “the effect of the combined spiritual energy of all of those people coming together in agreement of one purpose will result in spiritual walls coming down.” The language regarding the tower of Babel incident in Genesis 11 is why language like that always makes me take notice.

Of course, what is left of the Nation of Islam will be there in full force because it is their rally to begin with. But due to the timing of the event and the involvement of civil rights leaders. The radio hosts stated the involvement of Al Sharpton and de facto – and probably more influential – black leader Tom Joyner. As with the original Million Man March, Jesse Jackson – due to his more moderate and mainstream reputation – will have to sign on later. Black Christians will attend this believing it to be a huge rally dedicated to keeping Rudolph Giuliani out of office. The media will wait until AFTER Giuliani has the GOP nomination to remind black Americans of things like Amadou Diallo, Patrick Dorismond, Abner Louima, etc. in order to get them to this rally to stop him from defeating their beloved Clinton/Obama ticket.

So now you know. The question is: what are you going to do about it?

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Terrorism Exposed By A Former FBI Chief

Posted by Job on November 4, 2007

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Jesse Jackson Is An Evil Blasphemer Heretic

Posted by Job on October 26, 2007

Jesse Jackson Blasphemes. Compares Genarlow Wilson’s Release with Resurrection of Christ!

You do realize that Wilson was credibly accused of rape by a second girl at the party, but the jury found that there was not enough evidence due to the circumstances. The crime that Wilson was convicted of was child molestation against a second girl, which was on tape. So Jesse Jackson’s “Jesus Christ allegory” committed two sex crimes against two underaged girls in the same night. Oh yes, Wilson was a big strong strapping 17 year old football player when he went sexually violated those two young girls. Has any church pastor, black, white, Asian, or Hispanic, come forward in this case on the cause of God’s righteousness? Well now we see that evil wins when good men refuse to stand up and serve God. Oh yes, please recall that Christians DID predict that just this sort of thing would start happening when Leah Ward Sears was given headship of the Supreme Court. Vile Cynthia Tucker and the other evil snakes at the Atlanta Journal – Constitution portrayed this woman as a socially conservative church woman despite her ardent support for abortion and homosexuality (or perhaps because of it … true Christians love sin and hate those who thirst after righteous according to them).

This makes the second sex criminal athlete that Ward Sears has released, as she was also primarily behind releasing Marcus Dixon, another 17 year old football player (240 lbs!) who dragged a 14 year old girl into a trailer and raped her while she was working on her afterschool job, This was after his having sexually battered several other girls in that same year. But hey, she was white, so who cares, she probably wanted it, right? That is certainly what New Age witch Oprah Winfrey’s position was when she humiliated the girl on her TV show. These people are all about making our culture as decadently immoral and hedonistic as they can. They WANT our kids to go around violating each other sexually like animals. That is why they act like abstinence education is the worst thing since the Holocaust. Oh wait, was that anti – Semitic? Insensitive to Jews? Well wait until all of these animals start raping Jewish girls. Is that what you want Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson?

Hey Jesse, do you believe that Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate? That He died for our sins? And that one day He shall return to utterly destroy the wicked? And that there will be a great white throne judgment where those that reject God’s Word will be cast into the lake of fire for eternity? If you do, Jesse, why are you not acting like it? The same goes to you too Al Sharpton, you alleged Pentecostal (that is right, Sharpton is Pentecostal just like Martin Luther King was supposedly a Baptist despite being a complete and total heretic who rejected the deity and resurrection of Jesus Christ), put your theological cards on the table! Maybe this is what finally gets black people to start looking at their leaders. By the way. I am black. I was raised in rural Georgia. I have been called racial slurs, have been stopped and questioned by police without reason, and have been denied employment, raises, and promotions because of the color of my skin. And you know what I say? There is NO WAY that I am going to experience racism in this life and then spend the ETERNITY of the next life in the lake of fire. The black or Hispanic or Asian (or white) man that allows racism or poverty or crime be an excuse of turning apostate or the woman that does the same regarding sexism or being abused or raped or the person that is unlawfully imprisoned, has to grow up without a father (or mother) or has to face a life filled with war, poverty, or a painful debilitating disease, how could you go through that nightmare in this life only to spend an eternity in the lake of fire in the next?

Oh by the way, I am not so brilliant that I formulated this philosophy myself. Nope, that one came from my wife, who had a very tough life growing up desperately poor in one of Atlanta’s worst neighborhoods. When she barely a teenager she was nearly raped by one of the deacons at her church and had to physically fight him off. When she told the pastor about it he didn’t do a thing and demanded that she keep it quiet. Yes, I know that it is a sick evil world out there. It is the job of the Christian to not become sick and evil along with it.

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Clay Land: Asking Christians To Vote For Giuliani Akin To Asking Blacks To Vote For Strom Thurmond Or George Wallace!

Posted by Job on October 23, 2007

Unlike the other religious right leaders that are obviously being bought off by the Mormon Mitt Romney (and George W. Bush!) money machine, Clay Land comes off sounding quite well in this article. Not as hard line evangelical as Bill Keller (let alone fundamentalist like myself or Chuck Baldwin), but quite good in this Newsweek article:newsweek.com/id/57631!

Here are some of the best parts. “The one thing we will never allow to happen is for the Republican Party to take us for granted the way the Democratic Party too often takes the African-American community for grantedI’m not willing or able to violate my moral conscience … I am not going to criticize those who choose the lesser-of-two-evils option … but I personally can’t do it.

On Mitt Romney using the race to try to proselytize Christians using distortions, falsehoods, and outright lies: “For starters he needs to quit trying to convince evangelicals that Mormonism is an orthodox, with a small o, Trinitarian, with a capital T, Apostolic, with a capital A, faith. He is not going to win that argument [and] he doesn’t need to try. That’s not the issue. Kennedy didn’t try to defend Catholicism. He defended the right of a Catholic to run for president. What I think Romney has to do is he has to give a speech in which he defends the right of a Mormon to run for president and appeals to Americans’ basic sense of fair play … he has not given that speech. I’ve seen him go to South Carolina and say things like, you know, “Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.” Well, you know what? That ain’t going to work in South Carolina. The most generous description [evangelicals] will give [Mormonism] is the one that I give it, which is that it is the fourth Abrahamic religion, you know, Judaism being the first, Christianity being the second, and Islam being the third. And Joseph Smith plays the Mohammed figure in a fourth Abrahamic faith, but it is not a Trinitarian Christian faith. Evangelicals know this because the two most evangelistic groups in America are evangelicals and Mormons, and so evangelical pastors have taught their people what Mormonism believes because they want to inoculate them against [missionaries]. They know. I mean, they have had Sunday school classes, and they have had sermons preached on the beliefs of Mormonism. Trust me, that is not an argument he is going to win, and it is not an argument he has to win.” For me, this is perfect, 100% perfect. It is great to hear from a Christian that does not worship at the church of religious right dual covenant theology heresy like hateful Anne Coulter.

Some more: “I don’t know. I do see Giuliani as sort of an East Coast version of [California Gov. Arnold] Schwarzenegger.” This is why that was a devastating comparison for Giuliani: Still Support Arnold Schwarzenegger Christians?

Now here the Newsweek reporter presses Land in a way that he would NEVER do a liberal political leader as to his abject refusal to even consider Giuliani, and Land handles it perfectly. “When Rudy says “I will appoint strict constructionist judges,” you are not hearing that?” (What is this guy, a Giuliani campaign operative or something? Nope. In truth, he will never vote for Giuliani or any Republican. He is just incensed that this fellow is applying an abortion litmus test, despite the fact that he has the same test … the other way of course!) Land’s reply? “I hear it. I hear it.” (This is excellent on the part of Land, for it is very easy for a “strict constructionist” judge to agree with abortion rights or to simply respect a precedent that has stood a variety of challenges for going on 35 years … Land will never admit this publicly but everyone knows that it is true, and that these “code words” for opposing the murder of innocent babies is waving a rhetorical white flag … still at least Land is the first religious right leader to admit that the words “strict constructionist” mean absolutely nothing unless it comes from someone with a strong pro – life record.) Reporter again: “Well, you don’t hear Hillary saying that.” Land’s absolutely brilliant reply: “Could you vote for a Klansman?” (It would have been PERFECT had he said “would you vote for a Nazi” especially since he already dragged rabbinic Judaism into this by comparing them to Mormons, but ah well, I do not have his position or responsibility for a reason.)

Then Land closes it out when the reporter answers “No” and Land says “You’ve answered my question. I cannot vote for someone who believes that it’s all right to stop a beating heart.” (Of course that leaves Land opens to questions concerning the death penalty and the Iraq War …)

And even after all that, the reporter comes back to the “but he says he will appoint strict constructionists!” at which time Land is forced to use Giuliani’s disgraceful personal life against him. Of course, this shows how desperate the media is to get the religious right to endorse a pro – abortion candidate because he knows that doing so would result in A) Giuliani sending abortion on demand radicals to the bench and B) killing off the pro – life movement for good.

Regrettably, Land goes on to say that evangelicals are willing to support a divorced presidential candidate. Probably because they are equally willing to support divorced pastors of their congregations? See Divorce Is Rampant Among Christian Leaders for another example of the difference between “evangelicals” (Land) and “fundamentalists” (me).

But once we get back to abortion, it is back on point. Again, the NARAL lobbyist masquerading as a reporter and asking far tougher questions than he ever would of any liberal on any issue, even the rare issue where he personally disagrees with the liberal: “Do you feel that to be a person of faith, being pro-life goes with it?” Lay’s response, again is great: “I think it’s impossible for me to comprehend how a person can be a person of faith and be pro-choice and be consistent, but human beings by nature are inconsistent. Look, I grew up in a society where I am very grateful that I was always taught at home that racism was not only wrong, it was sinful, but I lived in a society [Houston] that was still segregated. I went to segregated schools, lived in a segregated neighborhood, and I knew people who were in many ways profoundly faithful and religious people who had an enormous blind spot called “race.” For many of them it was a very paternalistic attitude. It wasn’t a hostile, vicious attitude, but it was a very paternalistic one.” The big news here is that you have a leader of the Southern Baptist Convention saying that racism is a sin. With that, the reporter was forced to abandon his baby – killing advocacy. Otherwise, he would be guilty of claiming that racism is not a sin.

It was a good show for Clay Land. Now the question is when Giuliani or particularly Romney gets the nomination, whether he will follow through on his threat. My prediction: no. Romney will never give Land what he wants, because Romney wouldn’t be spending tens of millions of his own money to become president if his entire motivation was anything other than to use that office to convert as many Christians as he can both in America and worldwide into Mormon apostasy. Romney wants to fill as many people full of his masonic Mormon demons and take them with him to the lake of fire for an eternity as he can. What does Revelation 12:12 say about Satan and imply about the rest of the evil spirits? “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” So these Mormon apostasy demons know where they are going. They know that the actual Jesus Christ defeated them on the cross for eternity. So now the battle is taking as many as they can with them.

So Clay Land, when Mitt Romney gets the GOP nomination thanks to his own money, George W. Bush’s organization, and being the very personification of the idolatrous false “public religion of values” (a term that a great many religious right types are using!), what are you going to do? Will you stand on the Lord’s side against the wickedness of the world? Or will you forbear, join the world, and therefore share in the fate of this world, which has been judged as wicked through its rejection of God’s own Son and will be destroyed by fire? For despite your many works, Clay Land, you too, along with your many cohorts on the religious right, are going to have to stand before God on the day of the great white throne judgment. So what are you going to do, Clay Land and the religious right, when judgment day comes for you? Your actions now will determine your fate!

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Three Christian Arguments Against The Confederate Flag

Posted by Job on September 21, 2007

Fish FlagI must admit that for various reasons, I have long been personally more sympathetic to the white southern Confederate sorts than to liberals of any region or race. (This same sympathy and tolerance does not extend to any person born or raised outside the south who chooses to attach themselves to the Confederacy in any way for any reason, for their motives are inherently suspect and reasoning faulty.) For that reason, I have long taken seriously and given careful thought to what they say about the Confederacy, the flag, and the war. But I have changed my mind on this matter, and here are my three reasons.

1. A divine name given in scripture is Jehovah – Nissi. It means that God Himself is our flag. The Confederate flag is not divine, and associating any inherent righteousness or any other divine quality with it is the sin of idolatry and blasphemy. The Confederate flag represents a government made my men, making it a worldly symbol just like any other. Christians are not supposed to be conformed to the world or its ways, and that means that they should not represent or be represented by any other worldly symbol. Now harmless identification with certain symbols and identifiers that you use to SUPERFICIALLY associate yourself as a citizen of a certain nation, an alumni of a certain high school, a member of a certain local church, etc. are OK so long as you keep it as that. But the instant you start using these worldly symbols to represent what you stand for and who you are, it is the equivalent of, well, taking a mark.

2. The notion that the Confederate flag is a Christian symbol because it represents Saint Andrew’s cross is a lie. Jesus Christ was not crucified on Saint Andrew’s cross, Andrew was. Were Andrew alive today, he would A) vigorously oppose to being beatified as a saint and B) even more so oppose his death being elevated or honored with a symbol or flag in any sort. Andrew would tell you to focus on the the cross and death of Jesus Christ alone. How do we know this? Because the Bible says so. Soli deo gloria, remember? The very notion of making anything of the cross that Andrew died on other than that he was a martyr for JESUS CHRIST is idolatry that came to us from Rome. In order for the Confederate flag to be a Christian symbol, it would need a cross or something else directly representing sola Christo – Christ alone – whether it be a cross, a star of Bethlehem, a Last Supper scene, etc.

3. The Confederate flag was a symbol of a state based on sin. Is slavery a sin? The Bible never says so – though it never proscribes or blesses the institution either – and as such I oppose any human making something into a sin that God did not. However, the way that slavery was practiced in the south violated the slave codes in Exodus and Deuteronomy as well as the epistle to Philemon in every single way. And how important was slavery to the south? It cost them their nation. Do not believe their lies that the war was not over slavery – as statements from Jefferson Davis and other Confederacy leaders plainly say otherwise – or that the south planned to free the slaves after the war, but in a more humane fashion than simply casting them out.

A. First off, the brutal treatment of blacks by whites during Reconstruction (which was actually worse than slavery itself) reveals two things: the south had no humane or kind intentions or feelings of good will for blacks, and the south blamed blacks for the war. The latter is a specific refutation that the war had nothing to do with black people.

B. Had the South freed the slaves before the war, they would have easily won it. As a matter of fact, there might never have been a war at all! Why not? Britain. The Confederacy would have been a natural ally with England for a variety of reasons, and the Union, which barely beat the Confederacy as it was, would not have stood a chance against the alliance either militarily or economically. But solely because of the slavery that had been made an issue by such English Christian abolitionists as William Wilberforce, Britain did not so much as recognize the new politically. Confederacy apologists themselves acknowledge that the Emancipation Proclamation had more to do with preventing Britain from recognizing and helping the South than it did with slavery. That shows that there was great support for allying with the Confederacy in Britain in spite of slavery! Had the south freed its slaves, Britain would have immediately recognized the Confederacy, become its primary trading partner and ally, and would have punished the Union militarily and economically for any incursion. As a matter of fact, a Confederate – British alliance would have left the Union in quite bad shape. Certainly they would have allied with France, but would have brought very little to the table! But the Confederacy threw away their prosperous future under a sovereign nation to instead bring defeat and ruin upon themselves just because they would not let the slaves go! It reminds you of Egypt in Exodus, does it not?

So all Christians that continue to romanticize the Confederacy and all that pertains to it, you are making and loving a lie, and thereby sinning. I am here today to warn you that God will require your doing so on judgment day! I entreat you to put down your Confederate flag and everything else that represents the lies and rebellious pride of a world that has rejected God and always sought to replace Him with false gods of their own that are made with hands and not gods at all, and to instead pick up your Bibles. If you want a flag or a bumper sticker for your car, allow me to suggest the fisher of men symbol, which actually does represent Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven, instead.

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