Pastor Loses Job After Church Sign Stating ‘Homosexuality Is Still A Sin’ Causes Uproar


Justin Hoke

 

Did You know there are Bible-believing Christians and those calling themselves Christians yet disbelieve the Bible in favor of Secular Humanist Moral Relativity?

 

Justin Hoke discovered this sad state of spiritual reality when the leadership of his Presbyterian congregation fired him as Pastor for putting Church billboard sign up essentially stipulating transgender cosmetic surgery doesn’t change one’s chromosomal makeup, a same-sex lifestyle is still a sin and culture can’t change God’s Word.

 

God have mercy on that Presbyterian congregation and God bless Justin Hoke.

 

JRH 1/16/19

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Pastor Loses Job After Church Sign Stating ‘Homosexuality Is Still A Sin’ Causes Uproar

 

By Frank Camp

January 15, 2019

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Anti-Gay — Pro-Bible Church Sign

 

Pastor Justin Hoke of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in Weed, California, has lost his job following both community and alleged internal backlash over the language used in his most recent church sign.

 

In early January, Hoke designed a sign that read: “Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still a sin. The culture may change. The Bible does not.”

 

According to SFGate, “a couple dozen” community members gathered to protest the sign on January 6. The protest, called the “Shastina Love Rally,” was organized in part by local resident Amelia Mallory.

 

A second protest was held on Sunday. According to the most recent count on the official Facebook invite page, 71 people were “going” to the event, and 182 people were “interested.”

 

In a pinned post on the official Love Rally Facebook page, a message from Mallory reads in part:

 

We are there to support the LGBTQ+ community in a positive way. Debating with any church members isn’t the goal. We are not there for them. Some of us on our side of the street still are also religious. All of us are capable of treating everyone with respect, even if we disagree. Do not engage anyone trying to escalate the situation to violence.

 

On or around January 9, the sign was vandalized:

 

Vandalized Anti-Gay — Pro-Bible Church Sign

I woke this morning to find that our sign had been vandalized. They broke not only the plexiglas and stole some of the Letters, they also busted the power box. I have not seen it up close yet as this picture was sent to me by a member of our congregation. Please pray that God would provide. [Justin Hoke Facebook Page]

 

In an article published just several days ago, Yahoo Lifestyle quoted Pastor Hoke, who said: “We believe that Jesus commands all Christians to let their light shine. We also believe that salvation is only for sinners. Jesus said he came to call sinners, not the righteous. If we give in to cultural demands to stop calling sin ‘sin,’ then we are robbing people of opportunity to hear the truth.”

 

Despite there being no outward sign of fracture within the church, on Saturday evening, Hoke published the following unexpected update on Facebook:

 

Facebook Justin Hoke Screenshot – FIRED to avoid Church split

 

As of today, I am no longer the pastor of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church.

 

After much prayer and counsel, I have decided that it is best to briefly communicate what has taken place.

 

  1. I was informed by our other elder that he felt he could no longer follow my lead as Pastor of TBPC.

 

  1. I was informed that essentially all but one couple in membership would leave the church if I continued as pastor of TBPC.

 

  1. Our other elder and the couple felt that those who left would likely return if I would leave.

 

  1. Our other elder was agreeable to stay and assume the pastoral responsibilities.

 

Therefore it was determined that it would be in the best interest of the local body for us (TBPC and the Hoke family) to part ways.

 

Over one hundred people have commented, a majority of whom are supportive of Hoke:

 

“I am sorry the church doesn’t support your stance. God bless you for being faithful to the Word of God, and not the ungodly secular culture.”

 

“Brother, I am speechless but not surprised. You preach the true Gospel of Jesus Christ and that is hard to handle for most. I am praying for you and the family right now. God bless you and keep you.”

 

“We are praying for you brother. You boldly spoke truth. Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

 

The Daily Wire spoke with Pastor Hoke, who walked us through the situation from his perspective.

 

According to Hoke, he was inspired to create the sign after seeing the news story in which a biological male who identifies as female “threw a fit because a clerk had accidentally referred to him with the masculine gender [pronoun].”

 

Hoke said that because “the culture has drawn a line in the sand and dared [Christians] to step over,” he came to the conclusion that the church should accept the challenge — not with hate, but by simply preaching “the gospel.”

 

The pastor also noted that he wasn’t “fired,” but that the church faced a potential fracture in the wake of the fervor surrounding the sign, and that in order to keep the church intact, he felt it was best to vacate his position. Hoke repeatedly stated that he wanted to be circumspect in the way he spoke about the incident because he “loves” the people at Trinity Bible Presbyterian.

 

Regarding the protesters, Hoke said: “I believe they’re sincere — sincerely wrong, but sincere. I believe that it is hypocritical that their position is taught in schools and pushed on children, while our position is asked to be kept within the walls of the church.” He added that he hopes and believes that “within their midst, there are people whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life, and that the command for all Christians is to preach to them the gospel faithfully, calling them to repentance and faith, that they might be changed by the Holy Spirit and brought into the family of God.”

 

Hoke concluded our conversation by stating that if he could stand in the pulpit again for just a few minutes, he would continue to preach “the gospel as concisely as [he could].”

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Intro to ‘HEIDI MUND IN SPOKANE’


Intro by John R. Houk

© January 5, 2018

Heidi Mund is a German gal who has experienced an awakening in Christ and the dangers of Islam to Western Civilization. She is decried as a bigot by Multiculturalist Leftists and Muslims who don’t want the non-Muslim world to know Islam’s legacy of conquest and forced conversion.

 

Yup, I said “forced conversion.” When a Muslim tells you, “there is no compulsion in Islam,” it is a load of crap. Mo’s early conquering hordes would sweep through non-Muslim lands with the object of striking fear among the populace to terrify conversions or booty. A lack of submission by the conquered ALWAYS resulted in extermination. AND proper submission without conversion required the Muslim to humiliate the non-Muslim as an extorted protection tax (called jizya) was extracted.

 

Here is some background info on Heidi Mund excerpted from Tea Party Manatee of Bradenton, FL who sponsored a speaking engagement for Mund last 4/10/18:

 

“The Challenge of Islam and radical Leftism – How to save our Western Civilization”

 

She grew up as an atheist in Communist East Germany. Then she declared, “Jesus is Lord” at a combined Muslim/Christian concert. Now she is traveling the world for Christ, and speaking the truth about the Muslim agenda.

 

Germany is ahead of us in being taken over by Islam, but like the U.S., their media is silent as the Muslim rape gangs wander through their cities. Heidi Mund is getting the word out and embarrassing the German government. Be inspired and find out how she did it and what we can do here in America before it is too late.

 

 

Heidi Mund “The Brave German Woman” Bio:

 

Heidi has appeared on several TV and radio shows across America and worldwide, including the Glenn Beck Radio Show and the 700 Club with Pat Robertson. She became an Internet sensation in 2013 when she stood up and spoke the truth at an “interfaith” concert featuring a Muslim Imam saying the call to prayer at the historic Memorial Church of Martin Luther in Speyer. Speaking up from the balcony, she warned the concert-goers that Islam is a lie. She broke the curse from the Imam’s Islamic prayer, and she repeated the famous words of Martin Luther, “Here I stand, I can do no other.” YouTube video of the event went viral and has been viewed by millions around the world.

 

Heidi grew up in the same region as Martin Luther, but as a young woman she was a convinced atheist and communist in the former East Germany. It was during this time that she had an encounter with the Living God and committed her life to Jesus Christ. But persecution from the communist government forced her to flee East Germany before the Wall fell. After arriving in West Germany she worked as a teacher and lecturer in mathematics, German and business economics.

 

Her first book, A Woman According to the Heart of God, was published 2015 in the German language. Heidi speaks to churches and political groups such as the National Federation of Republican Women, Act for America and Tea Party events. Her spiritual gifts are evangelistic and prophetic. Since 2010 she has been in full-time ministry as a speaker and evangelist in the USA, Israel, Indonesia, India and Great Britain. (Heidi Mund; The Brave German Woman – 4/10; TEA PARTY MANATEE; © 2019. All Rights Reserved.)

 

You can see that Mrs. Mund is doing grassroots work in the USA. Due to the Multiculturalist laws of the EU and Germany, Mund would be in constant legal persecution from the powers that be. Also, I have little doubt her life is under threat from huge European Muslim population who follow the teachings of their revered writings that tell Muslims to NOT tolerate criticism of Islam.

 

Below is a BITCHUTE video of one of those grassroots meetings. This one take place in Spokane, WA in March 2017. The BITCHUTE video was posted 1/3/19 and a Youtube version was posted 4/3/17 (which I will embed on my WordPress blog).

 

Heidi Mund is German and has the thick accent to prove it. Listen through the accent, she has something to say worthy of being heard.

 

In full disclosure, it piqued my interest that Mund spoke where I grew up in Washington State. My home State unfortunately leans Left as does most of the Left Coast. For clarity though my upbringing was in Central Washington which (at least back then) was more Conservative than the Seattle-side of the Cascades.

 

JRH 1/5/19 (Hat Tip: G+ Community Americans Against Jihad)

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BITCHUTE VIDEO: HEIDI MUND IN SPOKANE

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Heidi Mund who has spoken boldly against Islam in Germany shared her experience in Spokane, WA.

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We do video book reviews, research projects on religious cults and Christian apologetics. On occasion we will do a travel/music video. Dale Brown is an artist and musician. https://dalebrownartist.blogspot.com/ His music can be found at www.cdbaby.com/cd/dalebrown.

 

Growing up in a small town, he ventured into the perilous and confusing arena of the occult. Later, as a Christian, he was thrust headlong into a much broader view of religion through Biblical apologetics and the life experience of missionary outreach among a variety of denominational traditions. In effort to understand and meet the needs of people from different cultures and religious backgrounds his wife, Peggy, and he have always tried to find some form of practical application to what they have studied. As he says on his blog, “In 1989 we traveled with a medical missionary team made up of an assortment of Christian denominations to Haiti with Peggy serving as the dentist. To get a glimpse at the mind of Islam we listened to the Muslims and Christians debate at “Speaker’s Corner” in London’s Hyde Park in 1988. On the Alaska/Canadian coast we have logged thousands of miles on boats exploring remote towns and villages. Several road trips across the United States put us in Mormon fundamentalist towns where polygamy is still a part of that “old time” religion. We have been to Jehovah’s Witness conventions, Bahai Faith meetings, Muslim Mosques, Buddhist temples and Mormon testimony meetings.” https://dale-apologetica.blogspot.com

 

That Which Unites Christianity


Theology & Sin

 

John R. Houk

© December 31, 2018

As a blogger I typically write or share on subjects that cause me disenchantment from a Christian-political worldview. My tendency is toward the political more than the Christian. As the year draws to an end in 2018 I thought IO might muse with a little more slant on the Christian perspective.

 

I’ll begin with heresy.

 

Among the Christian faithful “heresy” is a subjective thing. Roman Catholics are ill-at-ease with Protestants who reject the episcopal traditions related to Papal supremacy. Protestants are ill-at-ease with Roman Catholics that place the edicts of a Papacy over the authority of the Holy Scriptures.

 

Protestants are divisive among many Denominations that in varying may view one Denomination to be practicing heretical views divergent from another.

 

For example, traditional Baptists may view Tongue-Talking Denominations as influenced by the devil while visa-versa the Tongue-Talkers view the Baptists as walking in disobedience rejecting the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of Tongues.

 

Holy Spirit Baptism Denominations may heresy among themselves as to nature of Jesus. Pentecostal movement differences of opinion may appear tangential to the outsider yet to Pentecostal practitioners those apparent insignificant tangents may be fightin’ words.

 

Simplest example Pentecostal differences:

 

There are three main divisions within the Pentecostal movement. The original group which came out of the Holiness churches (Methodist and Nazarene), sees three progressive steps in the life of a believer which indicate growth and blessing. The first step is justification, which is the forgiveness of sins that comes from putting faith in Jesus Christ. The second step is sanctification, or the second blessing, which was first taught by John Wesley in his “A Plain Account of Christian Perfection” (1766). The essence of this doctrine is an inner purity of heart and an infusion of power, whereby the believer no longer practices sin. This is sometimes followed by the third step, the “baptism of the Spirit,” as evidenced by speaking in tongues or other signs. The Church of God in Christ and the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee, are two major denominations in this group.

The second division is comprised of those who came out of a Baptist background, but were heavily influenced by the Holiness revivals of the late 1800s. The Assemblies of God was founded in 1914 under the leadership of Eudorus N. Bell, who had been a Southern Baptist pastor. The key difference in doctrine for this group is that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is available for anyone, regardless of attaining sanctification.

The third division is the Oneness Pentecostals. At the meeting which formed the Church of God in Christ (1914), there was intense debate over Trinitarian doctrine. While the majority of Holiness believers held to the traditional belief in the Trinity, there was a growing group which held to a modalist [Blog Editor: Words like “modalist” delves into the oft-times difficult to understand realm of theology. Hence a “modalist” is an adherent of modalism which is a particular understanding of the Godhood. The Merriam-Webster definition.] belief and affirmed that baptism should be done in Jesus’ name only. Another tenet of this group is the necessity of speaking in tongues as evidence of salvation. This group was to form the United Pentecostal Church and the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, among others.

What are we to make of this movement? The early Holiness believers recognized that Christianity ought to result in visible changes in a person’s life. The focus of many early prayer meetings was to “throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles” (Hebrews 12:1). These earnest believers wanted to run their race faithfully and were seeking God’s help to do so. As that earnestness gave way to emotional religious fervor, doctrines were developed to explain and support the emotions and experiences. For many today, the emphasis is on the excitement, the experience, or the new word of prophecy. Some of the questionable foundations laid by John Wesley (e.g., a second blessing of perfection) paved the way for later Pentecostal doctrines of new works of the Spirit. Some Pentecostals allow experience to trump scriptural teaching and attempt to conform Scripture to what they “know by experience.” But fervent experience, even when it involves miracles, is not the test of true faith (see Matthew 7:22–23). Peter affirmed the value of Scripture over experience when he said, “We also have a more sure Word of prophecy, to which you do well to take heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place” (2 Peter 1:19). (What is the Pentecostal Church and what do Pentecostals believe?GotQuestions.org)

 

True to traditional Protestantism, GotQuestions.org emphasizes Scripture over experience. Yet the Got Questions crowd tries to be nice in the explanation, a more combative traditionalist probably uses more pejorative disclaimers in defending the Faith via a subjective perception of truth.

 

The point I’m attempting to make without writing a book is that theological differences apart from theological centralities should be considered meaningless. To avoid fightin’ words among Christians it is best to emphasize central theological beliefs that has a commonality amongst Christian Believers.

 

What are some central beliefs where there is complete agreement (derived from inter-denominational organization – Prayer Foundation):

 

The Catholic Consensus of Greek, Latin, and Evangelical Christendom.

 

I.—RULE OF FAITH AND PRACTICE.

 

  • The Divine Inspiration and Authority of the Canonical Scriptures in matters of faith and morals. (Against Rationalism.)

 

II.—THEOLOGY.

 

  1. The Unity of the Divine essence.

 

  1. The Trinity of the Divine Persons.  Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the Maker, Redeemer, and Sanctifier. 

 

  1. The Divine perfections.  Omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, wisdom, holiness, justice, love, and mercy.

 

  1. Creation of the world by the will of God out of nothing for his glory and the happiness of his creatures.

 

  1. Government of the world by Divine Providence.

 

III.—ANTHROPOLOGY.

 

  1. Original innocence.  Man made in the image of God, with reason and freedom, pure and holy; yet needing probation, and liable to fall.

 

  1. Fall: sin and death.  Natural depravity and guilt; necessity and possibility of salvation. [Blog Editor: Of interest the Eastern Orthodox will typically tell you a denial of Original Sin. Yet after reading an explanation, their theology calls the Fall – Ancestral Sin. It is my belief it is another case of trivial semantics.]

 

  1. Redemption by Christ.

 

IV.—CHRISTOLOGY.

 

  1. The Incarnation of the eternal Logos or second Person in the Holy Trinity.

 

  1. The Divine-human constitution of the Person of Christ.

 

  1. The life of Christ.  His superhuman [Blog Editor: I prefer supernatural to superhuman] conception; his sinless perfection; his crucifixion, death, and burial; resurrection and ascension; sitting at the right hand of God; return to judgment.

 

  1. Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King forever.

 

  1. The mediatorial work of Christ, or the atonement.  “He died for our sins, and rose for our justification.”

 

V.—PNEUMATOLOGY.

 

  1. The Divine Personality of the Holy Spirit.

 

  1. His eternal Procession(εκπόρευσις, processio) from the Father, and his historic Mission (πέμψις, missio) by the Father and the Son.

 

  1. His Divine work of regeneration and sanctification.

 

VI.—SOTERIOLOGY. [Blog Editor: i.e. Salvation or in Eastern Orthodox – Theosis/Deification]

 

  1. Eternal predestination [Eastern Orthodox view] or election of believers to salvation.

 

  1. Call by the gospel.

 

  1. Regeneration and conversion. Necessity of repentance and faith.

 

  1. Justification and sanctification. Forgiveness of sins and necessity of a holy life.

 

  1. Glorification of believers.

 

VII.—ECCLESIOLOGY AND SACRAMENTOLOGY.

 

[Blog Editor: It is my opinion all three Christian Movements ascribe to a universal Church, but I sense each branch has slight differences on how that universality presents. All branches have sacraments yet there is a lack of agreement on how to practice and how those sacraments present. Ergo I’m not listing the Prayer Foundation numeration.]

 

VIII.—ESCHATOLOGY.

 

  1. Death in consequence of sin.

 

  1. Immortality of the soul.

 

  1. The final coming of Christ.

 

  1. General resurrection.

 

  1. Judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

  1. Heaven and Hell.  The eternal blessedness of saints, and the eternal punishment of the wicked.

 

  1. God all in all (I Corinthians 15:28 [Blog Editor: The Amplified Version is a good explanation]). (What All Christians Believe in Common: Eastern OrthodoxRoman Catholic, &Protestant; Prayer Foundation)

 

I wanted to be clear on universal similarities inherent in Christianity to note there are universal condemnations as sin inherent in Christianity. This is an understanding that MUST be understood. Why?

 

Because the Multiculturalist Left (and not just in the USA) has had a cultural transformation goal that is having a negative influence inside the Christian Church.

 

The Secular Humanism promoted by the Multiculturalist Left has been wickedly successful in what the Church calls sin that separates from God is normal. Calling sin normal literally calls the Creator non-existent.

 

Lucifer Cast from Heaven

 

Who of infamous significance called his Creator of no-effect?

 

The Fall of Lucifer

 

12 “How you are fallen from heaven,
[a]Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
To the [b]lowest depths of the Pit.

 

16 “Those who see you will gaze at you,
And consider you, saying:
Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
17 Who made the world as a wilderness
And destroyed its cities,
Who [c]did not open the house of his prisoners?’ (Isaiah 14: 12-17 NKJV)

 

The Prophet Isaiah uses the King of Babylon as a type of Satan calling the old devil by his pre-Fall angelic name – Lucifer.

 

Secular Humanism is a modern type of Lucifer. Pretending to bring light to humanity, the humanist ideology tries to cover humanity in a darkness that separates from the Creator. And so moral relativity uses smoke and mirrors to hide God the Creator’s moral agenda

 

The Redemptive plan inherent in God’s morality ultimately secures the human creation’s – made in God’s image – union through Christ Jesus with God Almighty.

 

Union through Christ – John 17: 11-26 NKJV:

 

11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep[a] through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. 12 While I was with them [b]in the world, I kept them in [c]Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is [d]lost except the son of [e]perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify[f] them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.

 

Jesus Prays for All Believers

 

20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who [g]will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. 26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” (Bold text Blog Editor’s)

 

The sin excused as normal in Secular Humanist Moral Relativity threatens humanity’s union with God.

An Introduction to What Separates Humanity from Union with God (Romans 1: 18-23 NKJV):

 

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who [a]suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is [b]manifest [c]in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and [d]Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like [e]corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

 

A list of immoral acts separating a person from can be read in Romans 1: 26-32 NKJV. Here is a rough list as defined in –

 

Barnes’ Notes on the Bible in BibleHub.com Romans 1:29:

 

  • Homosexuality – Romans 1:26-27

 

  • Sexual Immorality (fornication in KJV): The word denotes all illicit sexual intercourse.

 

  • Wickedness – The word used here denotes a desire of injuring others; or, as we should express it, malice. It is that depravity and obliquity of mind which strives to produce injury on others. (Calvin.)

 

  • Covetousness – Avarice, or the desire of obtaining what belongs to others.

 

  • Maliciousness (Licentiousness KJV) – κακία kakia. This word denotes evil in general; rather the act of doing wrong than the desire which was expressed before by the word “wickedness.”

 

  • Full of envy – “Pain, uneasiness, mortification, or discontent, excited by another’s prosperity, accompanied with some degree of hatred or malignity, and often with a desire or an effort to depreciate the person, and with pleasure in seeing him depressed” (Webster).

 

  • Murder – “The taking of human life with premeditated malice by a person of a sane mind.” This is necessary to constitute murder now, but the word used here denotes all manslaughter, or taking human life, except what occurs as the punishment of crime.

 

  • Strife (Debate in KJV) – … the word in the original meant also contention, strife, altercation, connected with anger and heated zeal … This contention and strife would, of course, follow from malice and covetousness, etc.

 

  • Deceit – This denotes fraud, falsehood, etc.

 

  • Evil-mindedness (Malignity in KJV) – This word signifies here, not malignity in general, but that particular species of it which consists in misinterpreting the words or actions of others, or putting the worst construction on their conduct.

 

  • Whisperers – Those who secretly, and in a sly manner, by hints and innuendoes, detract from others, or excite suspicion of them. It does not mean those who openly calumniate, but that more dangerous class who give hints of evil in others, who affect great knowledge, and communicate the evil report under an injunction of secrecy, knowing that it will be divulged. This class of people abounds everywhere, and there is scarcely any one more dangerous to the peace or happiness of society.

 

Barnes’ Notes on the Bible – BibleHub.com Romans 1: 30:

 

  • BackbitersThose Who calumniate, slander, or speak ill of those who are absent. Whisperers declare secretly, and with great reserve, the supposed faults of others. Backbiters proclaim them publicly and avowedly.

 

  • Haters of God – … No more striking proof of depravity could be given; and in no creed or confession of faith is there a more painful and humiliating representation given of human wickedness … Strong’s Concordance 2319 (theostugés): theostygḗs(a substantival adjective, derived from 2316/theós, “God” and stygeō, “abhor”) – properly, to abhor God (His will). This rare term refers to people who totally turn against the Lord (used only in Ro 1:30).

 

  • Violent (despiteful in KJV) – This word denotes those who abuse, or treat with unkindness or disdain, those who are present. Strong’s Concordance 5197 (hubristés): hybristḗs(a masculine noun derived from 5195/hybrízō) – properly, someone “damaging” others by lashing out with a nasty spirit. This kind of individual is insolent (delights in wrong-doing) – finding pleasure in hurting others (G. R. Berry). See 5195 (hybrizō).

 

  • Proud – Pride is well understood. It is an inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one’s superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, accomplishments, etc. (Webster).

 

  • Boasters – Those who arrogate to themselves what they do not possess, and glory on it. This is closely connected with pride. A man who has an inordinate self-conceit, will not be slow to proclaim his own merits to those around him.

 

  • Inventors of evil things – This doubtless refers to their seeking to find out new arts or plans to practice evil; new devices to gratify their lusts and passions; new forms of luxury, and vice, etc.

 

  • Disobedient to parents – This expresses the idea that they did not show to parents that honor, respect, and attention which was due. Strong’s Concordance 545 (disobedience – apeithés):

 

apeithḗs (an adjective) – literally, unwilling to be persuaded (by God) which shows itself in outward disobedience (outward spiritual rebellion); disobedient because unpersuaded.

apeithḗs (“unpersuaded”) begins with the decision to reject what God prefers, with His offer to persuade about His preferred-will (cf. 2307 /thélēma). See 543 (apeitheia).

 

PLUS

 

1118 (parent – goneus):

 

Definition: a parent
Usage: a begetter, father; plur: parents.

 

Barnes’ Notes on the Bible – BibleHub.com Romans 1: 31

 

  • Undiscerning (Without understanding in KJV) – Inconsiderate, or foolish

 

  • Untrustworthy (Covenantbreakers in KJV) – Perfidious; false to their contracts.

 

  • Unloving (Without natural affections in KJV) – This expression denotes the lack of affectionate regard toward their children.

 

  • Unforgiving (Implacable in KJV) – This word properly denotes those who will not be reconciled where there is a quarrel; or who pursue the offender with unyielding revenge. It denotes an unforgiving temper.

 

  • Unmerciful – Destitute of compassion. Strong’s Concordance 415 (aneleemon): without compassion, cruel; Definition: without mercy; Usage: unpitying, unmerciful, without compassion, cruel.

 

The inspiration for these comes from a post I found on a Prophecy Update email from December 27. The article that caught my eye was “POWER IN THE BLOOD” by Pastor Mike Taylor. Below is the cross post from Pastor Taylor’s blog entitled Church of the Living God.

 

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POWER IN THE BLOOD

 

There is Power in the Blood

 

By Pastor Mike Taylor

December 26, 2018

Church of the Living God

 

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
6:20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”(1st Corinthians 6:19-20)

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
3:17  If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”(1st Corinthians 3:16 -17)

 

Man was created in the image of God as is recorded in the first book of the Bible.

1:26  “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”(Genesis 1:26-27)

 

But down through the ages, man has thought that he knew better than God, the lawgiver, the creator of all things. God instituted certain principles, laws of nature, and of Himself to guide men into His ways and to instruct them in righteous living. But the bible is full of stories of men who would not listen to the Words of God, but deviated according the sins of their flesh and their sinful nature, following instead according to the prince and power of the air and temporary ruler of this world, Lucifer….Satan the devil.

Man is made of flesh, but has a spiritual component that when deviating from the Law of God, is defined as sin. What is sin? Words such as Crime, Error, Foul, Wrong, and Vice come to mind. Each of these words name behaviors that fail to reach an accepted standard. Any group of people joining to accomplish a goal will establish a set of rules, laws, guidelines or principles to regulate proper conduct. When such a code is abused or ignored, a penalty is usually imposed.

It is no different when you speak of our Heavenly ABBA Father. God established a code of conduct called His Law, as defined by the Ten Commandments. It defined His perfect nature and His desire that man follow His way of living. Man has rejected God’s way of living down through the ages and the penalty of not following God’s perfect law, is death. Paul speaks of this in Romans, chapter 6,

 

23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”(Romans 6:23)

 

Jesus, the Substitute of what we all deserve.

In God’s love for His creation, He gave us His only Son, knowing that we could not keep the Laws of God, as we are sold under sin. To transgress one aspect of the law is to transgress the whole law, as there is no difference when it comes to sin in God’s eyes. The law was our school master to lead us to repentance, knowing that we were incapable of keeping the letter of the law. It was God’s plan all along to redeem His creation to all that would look to His Son for payment of the sins past, present and future. God covered them all with one perfect sacrifice, His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

BATTLE FOR MAN’S SALVATION AND GNOSTICISM

In the very beginning of the early church, a heresy developed that men knew better than God. It was called Gnosticism, or secret knowledge, Gnosis. These heretics believed in dualism, or the battle between matter and spirit, good and evil, and light and darkness as defined by the body being bad, and the spirit being good. These early infiltrators of the early church professed that it didn’t matter what you did within your body, as the spirit is what mattered. They believed that Jesus was not God in the flesh, as His flesh was corrupt and could not be our redeemer, but that salvation comes from in one of two ways:

» That the only way to attain true spirituality is to deny their flesh (matter) of anything that might tempt them to sin. Those who thought this way became ascetic or afflictions of their flesh.» The opposite extreme, that the things done in the body are inconsequential because only the spirit counts. These Gnostics often fell into licentiousness as defined “lacking legal or moral restraints especially : disregarding sexual restraints licentious behavior licentious revelers. 2 : marked by disregard for strict rules of correctness.”

Bible shows that Paul battled this heresy in his epistles, especially in 1st Corinthians, Galatians and Colossians. The Apostle John battled it in all his writings. 1st John chapter 3, is one of those examples:

 

3  “And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
4  Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
5  And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
6  Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
7  Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous

8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” (1st John 3:3- 8)

 

John argues against this heresy. Some in John’s area of ministry seem to have believed that they could not sin in their flesh. Since their flesh, matter, was ultimately evil anyway, it could not be redeemed and was worthless. Thus, they concluded, anything done in the flesh had no bearing on one’s salvation. I see that abounding even today in this cesspool we call the world. It surrounds us on every side. New Age Emergent churches are promoting a new gospel, a new way of following Jesus and the epitome of the Gnostic beliefs found in a religion that has survived 2000 years. Both feel they have “secret knowledge” of what God meant in His Holy Word and have redefined what is scriptural and what are the precept of mere mortal men.

 

THE LAODECIAN CHURCH GROWS STRONGER

I had the displeasure of reading an article by a supposedly Christian pastor who proclaimed that we must repackage the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to reach the people of today. Say what? So we must doll up the message to make it more palatable for the young people today? What’s wrong with preaching the truth of Jesus Christ and Him crucified? Is there another way to enter into God’s Kingdom other than the blood and body of Jesus Christ? NO!! Does that mean rock music in the church? Does that mean creating a mall type atmosphere that rivals any shopping outlet? Does that mean we must have tattoo parlors in the church? Yes, I said tattoo parlors. I had a dear lady write and report churches in her area are promoting tattoos right in the building of these churches. Some misled people of these new “enlightened” churches think they have the right to adorn their bodies with different colored inks that show they follow a “christian” message. I categorically reject this pseudo form of Christianity, as it glorifies the flesh, not the Savior. When would you paint graffiti with a spray can on the building you worship in? Would you paint a cross on the sides of the building and adorn the sanctuary with man-made symbols that deface the structure in various colored inks? Is it any different when you tattoo a cross or a crown of thorns across your back and say you are proclaiming Jesus? How can we reach the world that is dying, if we ourselves are identifying with them by our actions?

As a Christian, or one who professes knowing Jesus Christ, what is our duty when trying to live the Christian life? There is only One example that we are to live by and follow and that is our perfect example, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Would Jesus allow a tattoo being placed on His righteous body? Would he follow the sins of this world by doing what I see happening in today’s emergent “enlightened” churches? It smacks of Gnosticism.

1st John chapter 2:

 

4  “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5  But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6  He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” (1st John 2:4-6)

Peter reinforced that argument when he wrote in 1st Peter chapter 2:

 

21 ” For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
22  Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth

23  Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
24  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
25  For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”(1st Peter 2:21-25)

 

Jesus our perfect example and the personage we must emulate. God told us in His Word that we must separate ourselves from the sins of the flesh and the ways of this world: 2nd Corinthians,

16 “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. “(2nd Corinthians 6:16-18)

THE WORLD IS DYING. 

 

I am reminded daily when I see the amount of people in our hospitals that abuse their bodies with all form of addictions. I see people ravaged by alcohol addiction and drink heavily daily. I see people who get high on whatever their drug of choice is and there are many forms of chemical abuse that are legal. I saw a young person who damaged his body with a substance called K2, which is abusing bath salts by injecting it, smoking it, or inhaling it to get high. It destroys their brain, their internal organs, and respiratory systems. I see people who are grossly obese, who find comfort in food and gluttony and are diabetic and with failing organs. Or how about 1-2 pack a day smoker who destroys their lungs, heart, and open the door for cancers to invade? If the lost and dying world is suffering this type of destruction, should we not separate ourselves from this type of behavior with its addictions and not even look like the rest of the world? If they can’t see any difference in us, why would they choose this man, called Jesus Christ? If they can’t see Jesus in you, then will they listen to your message? Probably not, but they will take your entertainment in the churches, but live like the devil the rest of the week.

THE MILLENNIALS OF OUR WORLD

I talk to young people who call themselves Christians, but are living with their boyfriend or girlfriend without the sanctity of marriage. How can one profess knowing Jesus Christ, when they live opposite of what He commanded and lived? Are they confused or do they just know better? Hey, everyone is doing it, right? So it must be OK? I see children being born out of wedlock into new types of families, or being raised by same sex couples and it’s OK? Again, how can you reach a world that is dying from being lost in sin, when you indulge in sin yourself, and think it’s alright? God plainly condemns this kind of behavior and the abuse of our bodies and our mode of living to the detriment of our very existence. Peter wrote according to the leading of God’s Holy Spirit in 1st Peter,

 

14  “As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15  But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16  Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
17  And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
20  Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
21  Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.”1st Peter 1:13-21)

 

THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES, SPEAK OF A GLORIOUS EVENT

It is quite clear for all that are awake and see the events around us, that we ARE in the last days of this world’s existence. Suddenly, without warning, your world will be turned upside down and you will either be found in Jesus Christ, or being bamboozled by the god of this world, you have followed another gospel, that is not of Jesus Christ. You will have been living your life according to what you think is best, not according to the clear commands of Jesus Christ or having His sacrifice applied to your life. I have tried to hammer home the message that this world is fast approaching the cliff of tribulation and all of us need to be getting our houses in order. If you profess Jesus Christ, as your Savior, then live like it. If you are playing a fool’s game of following another gospel, or a false messiah, and abusing your bodies in ways that are in direct conflict with the clear teachings of the One who died for the entire world, Jesus Christ, then you may have a sad day approaching. When Jesus banishes you from His presence during the sheep and goat judgment at the Judgment Seat of our Lord, you will have no one to blame, but yourself:

 

33  “And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. …….(moving down)
25:41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, (ye who practice lawlessness) into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: ……..
46  “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”(Matthew 25:33, 41, 46)

 

WHAT MUST YOU DO IF YOU PROFESS JESUS?

Christian, look at yourself. Do you follow the clear message of the Bible? Do you continue to make mistakes? Of course you do, but not according to the rest of the world, if you profess our Lord and Savior, but you do not live as the world does. You separate yourself from anything and everything that speaks of the lust of the flesh and follow the Holy Spirit, guiding your own spirit in righteous living. A Christian will not willfully sin according to the lust of his flesh, but seeks after righteousness. The truly converted man or woman is a new creature in Christ Jesus.

17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

18  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”(2nd Corinthians 5:17-19)

 

19  “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20  For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

21  Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23  And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”(Romans 8:19-23)

 

 

Men are dying because they are abusing the body made in the image of God. They follow the god of this world and fall into every unclean practices that leads to death. They die prematurely and experience painful deaths. I know, because I’ve seen it, up close and personal.

How more should we who have been converted to follow the ways of God, abstain from anything that would look like the world? God will hold each of accountable for things done in our body, meaning he will reward, or withhold reward for each of His children who are truly converted, but never quite learned the lessons of righteous living. See the opening verses that started this sermon. He will sorely judge the haphazard Christian who abuses the body He resides in. He will also, judge those who follow a pseudo form of Christianity, but deny the power thereof as noted in the sheep and goat parable. To mouth the words of being a Christian, does not make it so. It is an inward change of the heart. You will look odd to the world, but Jesus warned each of us of that very fact: John chapter 15,

 

18  “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19  If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20  Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21  But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.”(John 15:18-21)

 

TO ALL WHO ARE SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL

To the lost and dying, that do not have the payment of their sins paid for by the blood sacrifice and broken body of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, time is growing short. Jesus is right at the door waiting to gather His church unto Himself. Jesus said that the time would be as in the days of Noah. Look around you, does this world seem to be going mad? Is it not as Jesus said it would be? Truly, it is.

 

26  “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
27  They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
28  Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29  But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.”(Luke 17:26-29)

 

POWER IN THE BLOOD

 

With all that is happening in this world, men dying needlessly. People without hope of a better life that is coming. Not embracing what John 3:16 spoken of by our Lord Jesus. Our God and Kinsman Redeemer gave up His life on a cruel Roman cross for one purpose, and that is to shed His own precious blood for the salvation of many souls He would reclaim from the sin started in the Garden of Eden. God knew before the world was even formed, and time was created for mankind, that He would have give up His Glory for 33.5 years and come as our Righteous Redeemer. God knew that there was no other way, as man could not do it himself, no matter how moral one man might be….It is totally impossible, as I said, sin one time, and you have broken all the laws of God, as God looks at them all the same..to Him, sin is sin and nothing we can rid ourselves of. This concept draws my mind to the scriptural verse that was the purpose of Christ coming to save this God forsaken world.

 

3 “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans 8:3-8)

 

When I was a boy, I recall a wonderful old hymn that spoke of what our Lord did for us:

 

There Is Power In The Blood

 

Would you be free from the burden of sin?
There’s power in the blood, power in the blood
Would you o’er evil a victory win?
There’s wonderful power in the blood

 

There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the blood of the Lamb
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb

 

Would you be free from your passion and pride
There’s power in the blood, power in the blood
Come for a cleansing to Calvary’s tide
There’s wonderful power in the blood

 

There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the blood of the Lamb
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb

 

The precious sacrifice our Lord gladly laid down His life, to save mankind is found in shedding of blood, every last drop being spilled on the ground. For without shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness, which the Bible testifies through God’s Holy Spirit.

 

22 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” (Hebrews 9:22-26)

 

FOLLOW JESUS, NOT ANY ONE RELIGION

Do not look at others who proclaim they are Christians, as some may be deceived. You might look to others for the way they live and use it as confirmation that you do not want this free gift of grace paid for nearly 2000 years ago. You will then make that choice independent of those you hold up as the reason you have not committed your life and heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. You will be solely responsible for the banishment into outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. Each of us are destined to be either in glory and in the presence of God Almighty, or be banished from His presence for all eternity.

 

9 “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”(Philippians 2:9-12)

 

Each of us have been formed in the image of God. Those who have accepted Jesus Christ as personal Savior, must realize that their body is the Temple of God and we were bought with a very high price, hence my opening scriptures concerning this very fact. Those who have not accepted the free gift of salvation, do so at their own eternal peril. I extend an open invitation to all who will listen to that still, small voice inside your heart that draws you to the God who created you. Romans chapter 10,

 

8 “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:8-13)

 

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18)

 

Invite the Spirit of God into your heart to make Jesus Lord and Savior of your life. Become the Temple of God’s Holy Spirit and flee from anything and everything that imitates anything found in this world that the rest of the world revels in to their own destruction.

This is Pastor Mike Taylor, praying God’s salvation in your heart and life. If there is anything I can counsel you on, pray with you about, or just a listening ear, then email me at realteam1999@sbcglobal.net,  or visit me online at www.pastormiketaylor.blogspot.com, for more biblical lessons on salvation and the soon return of our Lord Jesus.

 

God bless you all, till we meet at Jesus feet.

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That Which Unites Christianity

Theology & Sin

 

John R. Houk

© December 31, 2018

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POWER IN THE BLOOD

 

Pastor Mike Taylor is an ordained minister in the Church of the Living God and reaches out to all the world to proclaim the Gospel and the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

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An Interview with Andrew Jones: A European Academic Talks About Islamization of the UK


Paul Sutliff operates a podcast on BlogTalkRadio called Civilization Jihad Awareness. He recently sent an email to highlight a podcast with Andrew Jones discussing Islamization in ye old United Kingdom.

 

Here is an excerpt from the email alert sent:

 

… I have Andrew Jones, a European academic who write for Jihad Watch, Gatestone Institute and American Thinker talking about the Islamization of the UK. This is one show you do not want to miss!! Civilization Jihad Awareness with Paul Sutliff and Guest Andrew Jones

 

For those of us who like to embed audio or video, Paul placed the podcast on his Youtube channel and blog which has a similar name as the podcast: Paul Sutliff on Civilization Jihad. Along with the video is the transcript of the interview.

 

Pay attention. If Dem Party Multiculturalists get their way, the UK’s problems will be a forerunner to the USA’s problems.

 

JRH 12/21/18

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An Interview with Andrew Jones: A European Academic Talks About Islamization of the UK

 

Posted by Paul Sutliff

December 20, 2018

Paul Sutliff on Civilization

 

VIDEO: CJA talks with Andrew Jones about the Islamization of the UK

 

[Posted by Paul Sutliff

Published on Dec 20, 2018]

 

Transcript of Civilization Jihad Awareness interview with Andrew Jones.

 

Andrew Jones is an academic and journalist living and working in Europe.  He has written for JihadWatchGatestone Institute and American Thinker.

 

Paul Sutliff

Welcome to Civilization Jihad Awareness.

 

Andrew Jones

Hello Paul, thank you for having me.

 

Paul Sutliff

Your article for Jihad Watch was “UK from Appeasement to Collusion part 1, the Church of England.” I found it extremely important because the Church of England was one of the foundations of the Protestant Church. Over here they call it the Episcopal Church. I found it extremely important to think that this is happening in that particular church. I want the world to hear about this. With a problem of mass migration of Muslims which is also known as the hijra has come… how bad it is in the UK. Your article talks about a massive push to transform the UK after World War II. You mentioned that it never had a democratic mandate, what do you mean by that?

 

Andrew Jones                                                                                       

Well, mass immigration to the UK began after the 1945 later government leftwing party in Britain. That’s what’s called the nationality right in 1948. In this case, common wealth subjects, so that’s people who the respects as a British subject. And they have done residency in the UK, although this policy was later modified in the 1960s. So although the policy is debatable as the UK like America is a representative democracy, what a mean by no Democratic mandate is that this piece of very important legislation it wasn’t mentioned in the Labour Party manifesto for the 1945 election, so no one in the general population voted for it. From 1948 onwards, steady but digestible flow of immigration continued into the UK and there were many positive contributions to British life from this. But it began by Tony Blair, net migration tripled in 1998 and has continued at historic highs to the present date. So for example between 1998 and 2016, immigration has been between 400,000 and 650,000 per annum [year] with 43% of that being Muslim immigration.

 

Paul Sutliff

So that’s 400,000 to 650,000 per year?

 

Andrew Jones

Correct.

 

Paul Sutliff

Wow!

 

Andrew Jones

And 43% of that being Muslim immigration. So, what you have then is Blair’s government’s effectively stopped enforcing immigration law and arguably thereby becoming a criminal government. And the Conservative Party in subsequent governments, they’ve just continued that. Now, there’s a lot of speculation as to government motives for opening the floodgates for immigration like this, but according to Blair’s aid; a guy called Andrew Leather, it was done to quote, “Rugby Political Rights knows in diversity and render their arguments out of date.” So in other words, Blair was aiming to permanently transform the UK through mass immigration, deliberately swinging demographics in the left’s favor as immigrants and immigrant descendant communities, they overwhelmingly vote labor like Democrats in the United States. So, being extra-legal, this opening of the floodgates to mass immigration was again, it wasn’t put to the British public in any of labor’s election manifestos. This tremendous transformation of British culture has happened without anyone really being asked.

 

Paul Sutliff

It’s interesting how in different countries or on different continents, we’re having the same issues with leftists which are basically communists and how they’re trying to destroy our country’s governments by mass migration. I’m amazed. So, what’s been the impact on the UK of this mass migration?

 

Andrew Jones

Well, I think a lot of people would agree in Britain that there were many positives to the pre-Blair era immigration you know, you’re talking about as such a digestible level of diversity as it were. But since the Blair era, really the immigration has been too great an intensity to the British society to comfortably digest. Now, even a guy called Trevor Phillips now admits this, and he was Blair’s Equality and Human Rights Commissioner. So, he was someone who was at the center of the Labour Party’s project to diversify Britain and even he has admitted now it’s gone horribly wrong. Now, on a macro scale as you say like in America, the British and European political and business elites, it’s evident that they’ve developed a taste for mass immigration, an addiction even. This is true across most of the political spectrum so that the political left is to say mass immigration provides them with new voters and it’s ideologically is internationalist. So, it kind of breaks down the society, they’re sort of revolutionarily kind of set against. And for the center-right in America, you call them RINOs I believe, Republicans in name only; right?

 

Paul Sutliff

Yes, definitely.

 

Andrew Jones

Flooding the labor markets drives down labor costs and this in a way recreates the conditions of 19th-century capitalism at which are heavily in the boss’s favor. So the left and the center-right, they’ve aligned in what we now call globalism, and all of these vested political and corporate interests, they want mass immigration despite between 70-80% of public opinion across nations objecting to it, and plainly put, this is an attack on democracy. So where the UK now is with mass immigration, it’s a state of affairs where the native British are a minority in London; so 45% of the Capitals population is native British and native Brits are also likely now to be a minority in Birmingham, the UK’s second city. In the foreseeable future, Pew Research predicts the UK’s Muslim population in a medium migration scenario, it’s going to reach 16.7% by 2050 and that’s probably an underestimation. And Oxford University professor of demography; a gentleman called David Coleman, he’s calculated that nationally, the native British population will be a minority by 2066. So what you’ve got from this wave of mass immigration beginning after the war and then accelerating in 1990 under Tony Blair, it’s permanently transformed the UK, and what we now have is a kind of new cultural order emerging; it’s a phenomenal transformation.

 

Paul Sutliff

Wow! I’m just kind of —I don’t understand how a country can purposely move itself so much towards destruction. These statistics are just mind-numbing.

 

Andrew Jones

I think it’s the best of interest in the country which has pushed it in that direction, and I believe you have similar patterns in the United States.

 

Paul Sutliff

Not this drastic yet. Thank God for that. Andrew, you have an astounding statistic of an increase of Muslims through mass migration in the UK between 2001 and 2011; 75%. How are they integrating if at all, into English society?

 

Andrew Jones

Okay, lots of things going on here. The increase is due to a combination of high birth rates and mass immigration. So you have for example your typical middle-class British couple; they’ll be having you know one or two children at some point in their 30s. So that compares to an immigrant Muslim family, they will have maybe up to five children by the time they’re 30. So it’s a quick birth rate, and things change quickly demographically, people don’t really realize that they think it changes slowly, but it actually changes within the space of a couple of lifetimes. And maybe because of this combination of birth rates and mass integration, the Muslim population now constitutes around 6% of Britain’s total population; 12% of London’s population. This 75% increase statistic, is widely recognized, but I drew [took] it from the Muslim Council of Britain websites; the MCB they’re called. Now, they’re the supposedly moderate premier advocacy groups of British Muslims. The MCB, it was set up by Pakistani Islamists from a group called Jamaat-I-Islami, so essentially they are the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

Paul Sutliff

Yes, they are the Muslim Brotherhood, that’s exactly right.

 

Andrew Jones

Okay, so I would say one has to be a little bit careful about using the word “they” you know when we say “how are they integrating?” Because many British Muslims, they’re well integrated and they find the rise of extremism in their communities alarming. There’s a kind of almost like the silent moderate phenomenon, and it is particularly the case I think with the older generation of Muslim immigrants, many of whom came to the UK to participate in the British way of life. Now, the younger generation, however, they do seem to be more at risk of falling prey to extremism, and this is for a couple of reasons. There are the second and third generation identity issues which go with not entirely belonging to the old country, nor to the new country. So extremist ideology can move in on this insecurity and provide a ready-made sense of belonging and purpose as a family. And that alienation is added to by many of the more recent Muslim immigrants coming from highly “Shariasized” countries like Pakistan. Pakistan in the last 20-30 years, it’s Islamized, whereas the first generation of Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, they came from the kind of like the afterglow of the British Empire, so they had a dose of British culture in them before they arrived here, that’s not the case with the recent arrivals. And of course really as I’m sure your listeners know, and you know the great background problem globally is the rise of this purist extremist Islam which is funded by vast amounts of money from the Gulf states; these petrol dollars [oil money].

 

Paul Sutliff

And we have a lot of problems with that here with the Saudis funding a whole bunch of areas and Qatar funding things, especially that have to do with education. Can you outline some of the specifics on this lack of integration?

 

Andrew Jones

Okay, so the context in Britain that the second and third generation and the recent arrivals with Muslims finding something is one where between half and two-thirds of British mosques could reasonably be called extremists. You got figures like 45% of British mosques are Pakistani Deobandi sect. now, that’s the same sect of Islam followed by the Taliban. And I’ll just say that again, strap yourself in, but just under half of the mosques in the UK are the same sect as the Taliban.

 

Paul Sutliff

Wow!

 

Andrew Jones

Those figures are extraordinary. You add to that, all of the major Muslim advocacy groups, they are extremist run or linked. So we’re talking about the Muslim Council of Britain, the Muslim Association of Britain, the Islamic Society of Britain, Muslim engagements and development and the various Islamic charities. There is no government oversight or regulation of mosques, mosque schools or Islamic charities. So on an institutional level, Islam in the UK is predominantly anti integrationist and extremist-leaning. This upcoming generation of British Muslims, the people who are growing up now, they’re being heavily influenced by these organizations, so the problems are getting worse, and this is a problem the British government simply will not openly admit to.

 

Perhaps they won’t admit to it because of the rise of Islamic extremism and anti-integrationism is partly their fault. Successive governments have committed uncontrolled mass immigration which leads to the phenomenon of large immigrant enclaves that makes integration impossible. Recent governments, they’ve also failed to enforce the law with elements of the Muslim community so most glaringly and shamefully with the largely Muslim red gang epidemic. And government have also failed to aggressively pursue Jihadist living in the UK on the understanding that these terrorists, they fight back Jihad abroad and often in concert with British geopolitical interests like you know, using jihadist to topple Gaddafi in Libya for example. Now, a large part of this problematic appeasement is they’re all the major British political parties, they’re different shades of liberal. It’s the same liberal dish served with 3 slightly different sauces of appeasement. If you see what I mean. So in many ways, this liberalism is the root problem because the tendency of this liberalism is to tolerate and adapt “come-what-may,” and this creates the circumstances for Islamic extremism to thrive. So liberal tolerance which simply does not require integration of business Muslims, so why should they? Why shouldn’t they integrate?

 

Paul Sutliff

How is the UK adapting to this influx, this push of Muslims versus the Muslims adapting to their new homeland?

 

Andrew Jones

Okay, so the UK adapting to Islam versus Islam adapting to Britain. There is a tendency for the UK government not to require integration…. However, the UK is doing an awful lot of adaptation to Islam, and there are numerous examples of this. They’re pretty alarming, so this adaptation really is a sort of toleration. This is what’s driving nearly the Islamization of Britain. So let’s think of a few examples. Female Genital Mutilation [FGM] is a largely but not exclusively a Muslim practice.) This is wrong [upon women], and it’s seeing zero prosecutions since it was made illegal in Britain in 1985, with thousands of cases of female genital mutilation every year in Britain, as many as 1 a day, and there have been no prosecutions since it was made illegal in 1985. Staggering!

 

So you also have Halal sort of meat has been bulk bought by British schools and fed to unsuspecting non-Muslim children.

 

Jihadis returning to the UK after fighting in Syria, Iraq they’ve been allowed back into the country and many of them roam free without situational service monitoring.

 

Most importantly though, and this is the subject of a series of articles I am writing for Jihad Watch. All branches of the British states are being influenced by or infiltrated by extremist Muslim advocacy groups. Again, the root of the problem is the appeasing liberalism which dominates Britain’s culture. And the argument I’m making is that appeasement, it is mutating into collusion. Without wishing to be alarmist due to the UK’s radically altering demographics and the growing power of a Muslim voting bloc, politicians in Britain, they’re increasingly going along with the demands of Islamic activists. And the wider British population faces losing control of its political faith in the not-too-distant future. We’re seeing the Labour Party directly cleared with the extremist Muslim organization, for example, Muslim engagement. The Conservative Party is kind of in effectively playing catch-up. For example, by appointing a well-integrated Pakistani heritage Muslim Home Secretary; Sajid Javid, who in many ways he seems a good thing. But they’re chasing something, they’re chasing this rising voting block. Now, in the medium to long term, the UK by doing this is arguably adapting itself out of existence to the cultural entity and with this appeasement. It’s a growing problem and it’s going to come home to roost at some point I think.

 

Paul Sutliff

One of the things I noticed under President Obama’s rule here in the United States was a change in immigration policy. Until Obama, we had a requirement you had to assimilate into society. And you’re using terms like integrate and adapt which is what the U.S. immigration policy changed too. Can you give examples to the listeners of how that is happening in Europe?

 

Andrew Jones

It’s not being pushed that hard. I mean recently in Britain, there was a government drive to promote what’s called fundamental British values which are fundamentally liberal values and central to this was values like toleration and diversity which of course they are sort of shall we say adaptive, they’re accommodating and accepting, and there doesn’t really seem to be all that much assertion. You know, you can’t get much less assertive than not prosecuting for Female Genital Mutilation. So there you have a tangible instance of the almost complete lack of requirement to integrate. And so it’s a very reasonable perception, that Europe is kind of bending over backwards and not asserting anything of traditional European values or even traditional liberal values. Liberalism has you know…. Karl Popper pointed out, (the philosopher), that Liberalism is now sort of tolerating intolerance and it’s being destroyed in the process.

 

Paul Sutliff

Wow! I think it’s fascinating. You’re using the term FGM when we’re talking about this because we had a case in the United States recently where a judge decided that our law against Female Genital Mutilation is unconstitutional. It’s also interesting, that ties together with the Pakistani mosque, because the persons who were doing this, the persons who got caught were the Pakistani sect that you’re talking about. And I find that kind of blends together also. But I probably should go on ask the next question. I was amazed that no one in the UK government seems to be able to find a reason to shut the Muslim Council of prison Britain’s doors. When I read your reference to 2009 after former MCB Secretary General Dowd Abdullah assigned the Istanbul Declaration which calls for violence against UK Armed Forces. Would you please tell us about the Istanbul Declaration?

 

Andrew Jones

Okay, the Istanbul Declaration was a 2009 response by Muslim scholars and activists to the Israeli operation in Gaza at the time; Operation Cast Lead. British Naval Forces and allies of Israel participated in the sea blockade of Gaza, so stopping things going in and out of Gaza by sea route. This declaration said that there was quite “an obligation of the Islamic nation (the umma) to regard the sending of foreign warships into Muslim waters as a declaration of war; a new occupation, sinful aggression, and a clear violation of the sovereignty of the Muslim Nation (the umma). This must be rejected and fought by all means and ways.” That’s pretty clear. So as a result of this threat of violence, Gordon Brown’s government officially severed ties with the Muslim Council of Britain. But, the ties unofficially continue, and Theresa May has now renewed and strengthened these ties. We can see from this past attempts by the British government to assert itself, and the impulse to appease winning though, that a large growing politicized UK Muslim population is going to be influencing British foreign policy decisions in the years ahead. And sadly, the UK throwing Israel under the bus is something we’re going to see a lot more of.

 

Paul Sutliff

Wow! Any time I see a country that goes against Israel, I see its demise. But well, why has the UK government welcomed back these obvious extremists? I’m amazed that I mean, you’re hearing about all the Jihadis returning. Why are they welcoming them back?

 

Andrew Jones

Well I mean, the returning Jihadis is a slightly separate issue to the Muslim Council of Britain.

 

Paul Sutliff

I am sorry I mean welcoming back these extremists. Why would they welcome back the Muslim Brotherhood council into…? And I see it happened here under Obama, but you had a definite declaration of war against the UK which is kind of worse than we have. We have the Explanatory Memorandum which basically is a declaration of war, but for some reason, our representatives can’t see it.

 

Andrew Jones

Since the Istanbul Declaration, the Muslim Council of Britain, they’ve turned down their rhetoric. They have presented themselves with moderates, and that’s been part of its kind of worming its way back into government circles. So, they speak out against terrorism and of course, they consider the terrorism of Hamas as a legitimate resistance struggle. Now, that change of tone using, for instance, the moderate kind of mood music of interfaith dialogue and so on, that’s sweet music to the ears of the British government. The British government sees the Muslim Council as vital to have on board in his attempt to influence the Muslim community and to tamp down the potential for terrorism. So roughly speaking, the British government approach. It may well be something along the lines of, let the cultural Jihadists get what they want so the violent Jihadists won’t have a reason to attack us. As in the instance of refusing to grant a Pakistani Christian as Asia Bibi, asylum, that was done because the public order implications of her coming to Britain would have been significant. A large number of politicized British Muslims would have been out on the streets, and the government really doesn’t want that. So they didn’t grant her asylum. Which was morally and utterly reprehensible. But this is the situation that the British government faces. In a way, they’re being hobbled into going along with this stuff because implications of serious trouble are really quite significant. So if this is what the British government is up to, that’s in line with this Salafist idea of the aqd Aman, and this is what’s known as a “covenant of security.” So this is an Islamic extremist principle of not attacking non-Muslim countries which provide Muslims with security. Now, that may well be the loophole that the British government is trying to kind of wriggle through, but it’s a snare. It’s a snare which will tighten because it entails creeping Islamization.

 

Then you know, further down the line there’s the endgame of the Islamists. So given that the Muslim Brotherhood strategy is to infiltrate and embed itself in a non-Muslim society, slowly gain strength then finally use violence when necessary, and non-Muslim government abiding by this covenant ultimately faces either conflicts or total submission; there’s no positive outcome. So the Muslim Council of Britain which has well documented Brotherhood links, it seems to be very effective playing the British government along these lines, snaring it into collusion. But the basic British government’s objective is to try to in some way defuse the situation. And as part of this attempt to defuse the situation. They are trying to get the Muslim Council of Britain on board, but that’s a dangerous game to be playing.

 

Paul Sutliff

Wow! it’s definitely a dangerous game. What you’re talking about, it seems not so far in the future here — which is scary. This is the stuff I’ve been writing about and warning about, but it’s scary to think that some of this stuff is already that far ahead in the UK. You talk about your government knowing it is dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood; in fact, you state that Prime Minister Theresa May knows exactly who she’s dealing with because of the Jenkins report. Could you share with the listeners what this is?

 

Andrew Jones

The Jenkin’s Report was done in 2014. It was ordered by David Cameron’s government at the time, which is of course also known as the Muslim Brotherhood review. So John Jenkins; he was the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and the Saudis are currently not keen on the Brotherhood. So maybe that won’t be worse. The review was commissioned by Cameron to establish the precise nature of the Muslim Brotherhood subversive activities in the UK and how they facilitate the growth of extremism and terrorism. So basically it was an examination of what are these people up to, what are they doing? And the review; there’s access to an abridged and censored version of the reviews available online. But the review was and it remains largely censored, and it was countered by another branch of the British government; the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. And they wanted a more favorable view of the Brotherhood. Now, we can only speculate as to why that might have been, but the Foreign Office has Arabist leanings which dates back to the first world war and Lawrence of Arabia, and obviously that the British government has a lot of dealings with the Gulf states. So who knows what’s really going on behind the scenes, but something definitely went on. Now, Theresa May was Home Secretary at the time of the review, therefore she would have had access to it, she knows contents. And that means that she knows the true nature of Islamic activism in the UK, but she has strengthened and deepened ties with the Muslim Council nonetheless. Make of that what you will.

 

Paul Sutliff

And that is surprising. Here, the biggest issue we deal with is a group called CAIR, and for a while, they were banned, but now I mean they’ve really strengthened their ties, they solidified everything back with the federal government under Obama, but things are bad.

 

Andrew Jones

It is possible that the British government maybe seeing Trump as a kind of an unfortunate blip, and they are continuing with effectively the Obama doctrine which is to try to kind of share of the nonviolent extremists and get them on board, and separate out the violent extremists from the non-violent. And therefore and trying to take the wind out of the sails of the violent extremists.

 

Paul Sutliff

It gives them both what they want which is Islamization. That’s the sad part of it that they both want the same thing; they both want to transform the country into a Muslim country. Whether it’s here or there, they have the same goals — the violent and the nonviolent, and that’s the sad thing they don’t see it. Andrew, you called it.

 

Andrew Jones

Maybe they do see it and its short-term political expediency. Because what you’re talking about is the closing up of liberal governments to the non-violent extremists in the kind of, it is kicking the can of the problem down the line, so it becomes appeasement.

 

Paul Sutliff

That’s a good way to put it, because politicians, they basically only think of the immediate future, they don’t think long-term because they think about what effects their vote towards re-election….

 

Andrew Jones

I think it’s the election cycle.

 

Paul Sutliff

Yes, that is the sad truth. You talk about crossing the line from appeasement to collusion; what do you mean by this?

 

Andrew Jones

What I mean is that at certain points, during what the police says, in other words, appeasement, it can mutate into becoming basically the bully’s sidekick which is collusion.

 

Now, the situation the British government faces is that Islamic activists have promulgated this victim narrative among British Muslims you know, the specter of so-called Islamophobia. This victim narrative, it has the threatened violence coded into it, because Muslims are the victims; that discrimination and persecution, then if pushed they will be justified in using violence to counter their supposed depression. So something is being set up there to be activated as and when needed.

 

Now, it’s not easy, especially for the overly tolerant Western liberal to make a stand against the bully who’s pretending to be a victim. So the easy path is to give the Islamic activists what they want, and that is appeasement; diffuses a very uncomfortable confrontation in which the British government or any government for that matter would undoubtedly be cast as the prosecutor of Muslims, and the mainstream media would pile in on that. Now, that short-term pseudo-solution of appeasement. It of course, sets up bigger long-term problems. And one long-term problem is that if unchecked, appeasement becomes collusion. Dealing if the bully says to appease, is a hair’s breadth away from being on the police side, being a sidekick.

 

As a bit of an abstract, so to give you a tangible example, the entire Western European political and media leads are currently crossing that line, and the Charlie Hebdo massacre was perhaps the point at which that began. After that attack, the global liberal media collectively came into the Islamic injunction not to depict Muhammad. Look what they dressed up this cowardice and tolerance, a lot of appeasement due to the threats of violence. But not depicting Muhammad is not simply appeasement. It’s simultaneously sharia-compliant. So the global liberal media with checkmated into colluding with the Islamization of the west, and politicians are falling into this same trap.

 

Paul Sutliff

Well, the first thing that shocked me in your article Andrew on the Church of England was this willingness of an archbishop which is the head of the Church of England underneath the Queen, to enter into interfaith discussions with Jihadi type Muslims; you call them the extremists. What made me stop and take notice was your statement a former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams advocated the absorption of aspects of Sharia law into the UK legislation. This is beyond my ability to comprehend; I don’t get this. Can you tell our listeners a little bit more about this?

 

Andrew Jones

Okay, I don’t see the former archbishop as doing anything that’s any different from the rest of Britain’s liberal elite. He seems to be sticking his head in the sand along with the rest of them. I mean, he might hope that as fellow theists in the Abrahamic tradition, Muslims might get on board and integrate if their religious needs are catered for. For instance, by the official sanctioning of Sharia Courts or intra-communal Muslim issues like divorce and so on. And he might also hope that the most moderate version of Islam is going to eventually prevail in Britain and if Britain is accommodating enough. As you point out though, these hopes though, ignore the facts, and therefore seem to be nationalizations underpinned by fear and the fear may well be that Islam wouldn’t do that and that Britain, therefore, has an insoluble problem on his hands. I can’t believe that a highly intelligent man like Roy Williams doesn’t see this. So his statement is perhaps a blend of wishful thinking and psychological denial.

 

Paul Sutliff

I was also shocked by Archbishop Williams’ willingness to somehow remain ignorant. Like you’re saying, it might be denial but he’s excusing willful connections of the ISB to terrorists influencers. Influencers such as Sayid Qutb, what do you think of this type of collusion with an enemy organization by a leader of the Church of England? Does it say to you and others that the head of the C of E is not a Christian?

 

Andrew Jones

The Islamic Society of Britain and they kind of dress themselves up as progressive, but they are influenced by this extremist strain within Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood people like Qutb and for example the ISB; as a member of the Islamic society in Britain. It has a relationship counseling service. But when you look closely, the relationship counseling service is really a kind of rebranded Sharia Court. That’s the game that they are playing. Now, I don’t see it as my place to comment on the quality of an individual’s Christian faith. However, I can see that Christian teachings could be mistakenly miss applied to justify appeasement you know turning the other cheek so on. But to reiterate though, I see Archbishop Williams and will be and almost the entire Britain principle and media elite and being gripped by a combination of fear, denial and this is liberal grid thing. This generation of liberals has taken the UK in a fairly dangerous direction and they now appear to be paddling hard to pretend the dangers aren’t there. Now due to this downward pressure coming from the elite. Islam has been great unmentionable in the UK and perhaps for a good reason. Because holing out the lies that are being spun. This month said emotion is something catastrophic you know, public order problems, and it’s no understatement to suggest that the possibility of serious civil unrest is at the forefront of the government’s considerations. They’re trying to avoid that I think at all costs really.

 

Paul Sutliff

Can you elaborate on that?

 

Andrew Jones

Okay, just imagine this is a hypothetical scenario now. Imagine if the UK government and the media; they one day you suddenly stop lying about the extent to many conspirators in the UK. They begin telling the truth about the Muslim Council of Britain, the other advocacy groups and when he talks in a huge number of business mosques. I mean really go to town on that and then make moves to counter it. So this is our hypothetical scenario. All of a sudden, that happens. Now, even if the government of a gradual “salami slice,” or “toothpaste” achieve approach and a slowly cutting away or squeezing out the extremists. The government would set up for themselves the following. They would have to arrest and probably intern without trial. They took in human rights legislation there.  That’s thousands of jihadists. So in the UK, there are 3,000 or so jihadists on the immediate terror watch list…. and then being arrested, the government would then have a situation where the further 20 to 30,0000 potential jihadis in the UK which security services are aware 20-30,000 persons of interest out there, potential jihadis. These people with a crackdown being activated; they will be radicalized by that. They would kind of    start to begin an interaction as it were. You add to that mix a combat-hardened call or a few hundred Isis and Al-Nusra front fighters, they’ve returned under tension in Syria in Iraq. Then you’ve got up two-thirds of mosques and madrassas and mosques schools. They would be aligned for closure with many extremist Imams needing to be deported. So you know human rights legislation would be shredded in this kind of scenario. And all of that simply could not be done within the existing liberal paradigm. In this hypothetical crackdown as the government moves against extremists, the victim narrative that the Muslim activists have been cultivating in Muslim communities for years. That will be on top and then violent resistance would then be justified and sooner or later, the call to jihad would rise up. Now the doomsday scenario will then be that all responses travel to the UK to “defend the 6 million Muslims.” Just as with any other conflict involving Muslims since the Afghan war against Soviet in the ‘80s. Internationally, all Muslim nations were objects to this “persecution.” In the Gulf states of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, they would use the enormous economic and media leverage they have in the UK to force submission. So the British government is in a tight spot and it would find out just how tight a spot is. Again, they tried to push back against Islamic extremism. It’s so depleted now. There are so many potential jihadists in the country 20-30,000 that the government if they try and do something about it, they would find themselves in a very difficult situation.

 

Paul Sutliff

Wow, that is as we say here in America, “putting yourself between a rock and a hard place.” It’s still putting off till tomorrow what we have to deal with today, but that’s a tough situation. What do you think the implications are for the UK when the Church of England is an advocate for the enemies of the UK? It even goes so far as to hide the enemy status according to your article. Does the UK have a chance to survive if this continues?

 

Andrew Jones

As things stand, if the UK continues on its present course of appeasement, it’s long-term future seems likely to be or will be very bleak indeed. Culturally and politically, it will be a slow death. As I just outlined though, the poisonous metal of Islamic extremism is grasped in the short-mid-term known as the potential for this doomsday scenario. So frankly the British government is over a barrel either way and then like I said earlier, the tendency of politicians is to focus on short-term and the election cycle and to not let “sleeping dogs lie.” So the general tendency is really to allow the problems to mount up to the long-term and that’s going to be bleak. Where the UK is now advocating for the enemy as you say in the guise of liberal tolerance, this is near ubiquitous across British public life and that’s really the theme of the series of articles on Jihad Watch. Limited opposition to this normalization, this appeasement moving into collusion. The limited opposition that there is from activists or from the non-mainstream political parties, the fringe parties like the United Kingdom Independence Party known as UK. That’s widely smeared but supposedly far-right and there’s the strange almost totalitarian atmosphere in Britain where people implicitly understand that they should not talk about Islam. Don’t go there. Don’t talk about it. Don’t mention it. Now that unspoken is a vacuum and the Islamic extremists are drawn into that vacuum. They depend upon it and they capitalize on it. They have in a sense created a “no go zone” in the minds of Western liberals. And from there, they will continue to push out and take more ground.

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Pray for a Spiritual Revival in America


I am guessing once the SPLC, American Lefties and LGBTQ militants get wind of this call for American spiritual revival call by the AFA; they will wet their collective britches in a truth vs. spiritual delusion moment.

 

JRH 12/16/18

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Pray for a Spiritual Revival in America

 

By Tim Wildmon, President

Sent 12/15/2018 7:16 AM

Sent by American Family Association

 

The LGBTQ socio-political agenda seeks to replace God’s truth about human sexuality with perversion as the societal norm. It has overtaken virtually every major American institution. The entertainment world, corporate America, education, and government have all been infiltrated by this rebellion against God. While they have been wildly successful in these institutions, they will not be satisfied until they have conquered the last one, the church.

 

Though they have penetrated many mainline churches, their objective is not yet complete. In many churches we have seen church discipline become a thing of the past. We have watched churches — though some with good intentions to evangelize — totally ignore the biblical mandate to equip the saints for ministry and God’s unchanging call to holiness for Christ followers. The love of God has been twisted to manipulate the church into embracing all manner of wickedness. Yet, the Scripture tells us that God’s love does not delight in evil, but He rejoices in the Truth.

 

Along with other groups, AFA is working to restrain the perversion of sexuality pushed by the LGBTQ agenda. We are grateful for the remnant of churches that have maintained biblical fidelity concerning human sexuality with courage and compassion. We applaud those which have resisted the assault of ungodly values on biblical truths. But we can only play defense for so long.

 

We desperately need a miracle, a Holy Spirit revival in America.

 

As the body of Christ, let’s be transparent. Let’s take time to examine the log in our own eye so we can effectively help our brother remove the spec from his eye. To restore biblical morality in sexuality in the entertainment world, education, government, and society at large, we must begin with the church repenting for its rejection of God’s Word and returning to the proclamation of the whole counsel of God with both grace and truth.

 

We, that is AFA and you, must be ready to overcome Satan’s continued efforts to deceive by anticipating his tactics. We must study God’s Word to show our selves approved, we become workmen who have no need to be ashamed but who correctly handle and share the Word of Truth. We need to be prepared to give a compassionate biblical response when we are verbally persecuted for using the Bible as our guide for life.

 

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander” (1 Peter 3:15-16).

 

In addition to this, we must pray, pray, pray! We urge you to examine yourself and pray about how you may be more involved in this critical crossroad in our culture. And we have resources for your use.

 

American Family Studios has created a handful of tools to help you and your church prepare to address this issue.

 

  1. Cultural Institute: The Bible and Homosexuality Series by Dr. Robert Gagnon

 

  1. Cultural Institute: Preparing Your Children for the Transgender Revolution with Tom Gilson

 

  1. Cultural Institute: The Freedom of Sexual Purity DVD with Dr. Michael Brown

 

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AFA – Our Mission

The mission of the American Family Association is to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture, and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.

 

PHILOSOPHICAL STATEMENT 
The American Family Association believes that God has communicated absolute truth to mankind, and that all people are subject to the authority of God’s Word at all times. Therefore AFA believes that a culture based on biblical truth best serves the well-being of our nation and our families, in accordance with the vision of our founding documents; and that personal transformation through the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest agent of biblical change in any culture.

 

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The American Family Association acts to:

 

  1. Restrain evil by exposing the works of darkness

 

  1. Promote virtue by upholding in culture that which is right, true and good according to Scripture

 

  1. Convince individuals of sin and challenge them to seek Christ’s grace and forgiveness

 

  1. Motivate people to take a stand on cultural and moral issues at the local, state and national levels

 

  1. Encourage Christians to bear witness to the love of Jesus Christ as they live their lives before the world

 

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An Intro to a Third Temple


John R. Houk

© December 3, 2018

As a Christian Zionist, I am in the crowd that believes the building of a Third Temple will be another evidence of the nearness of Christ the Lord’s return initiating the final plans of Heaven on Earth.

 

The chain of events from a Christian perspective has the Third Temple built which is then desecrated by old Satan:

 

2 Thessalonians

 

Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of [a]Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of [b]sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits [c]as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

 

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

 

Revelation 11

 

11 Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. [a]And the angel stood, saying, “Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. (2 Thessalonians 2: 1-4, 9-12; Revelation 11: 1-2 – NKJV)

 

The Good News: Christ returns with a New Jerusalem and New Heaven placed on Earth:

 

Revelation

 

21 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, [a]John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

 

10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the [a]great city, the [b]holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.

 

22 And he showed me a [a]pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

 

12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the [a]Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” (Revelation 21: 1-4, 10-11; 22: 1, 12-13 – NKJV)

 

Yeah, I know, that’s a lot of Bible to show a coming Third Temple. Trust me, the above Scripture is only a drop in the bucket to a much larger amount of Scripture that exists.

 

Now, this is what began my thoughts on a Third Temple. I just read a WND article is prepared to consecrate an altar for the Third Temple.

 

I also realize a reality check suggests the only way to build a Third Temple is remove/tear-down the Dome of the Rock – the mosque planted by Muslims on the Temple Mount. Here two sources for background on the Third Temple Movement:

 

 

 

As if those sources above don’t pique your interest, now here’s the WND cross post Temple altar story.

 

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NATIONS INVITED TO CONSECRATION OF ALTAR FOR 3RD TEMPLE

Given opportunity ‘to participate in the Temple and to receive its blessings’

 

December 1, 2018

WND

Temple Mount & Western Wall

 

The newly re-created Sanhedrin in Israel is planning a ceremony to consecrate a stone altar prepared for use in the Third Temple, and it has released a declaration intended to be an invitation for other nations to participate in the Temple “and to receive its blessings.”

 

According to Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz’ report in Breaking Israel News the altar has been prepared with stones made of aerated concrete and “fit for use in the Temple.”

 

The current stones are in loose form ready to be moved to the Temple Mount and stored so they would be available “at a moment’s notice,” but there also are plans to re-create the pieces from actual stones, considered the “ideal material from which to build the altar.”

 

The Sanhedrin is the re-creation of the ancient legal council that advised in Israel during biblical times. It earlier invited Arab nations to prepare for their role in the construction of a Third Temple.

 

They were invited as “sons of Ishmael.” Ishmael, in the Bible, is the first son of Abraham, by his wife’s maid, Hagar. Abraham is the patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Isaac was the second son, and Judaism and Christianity trace roots through him. Islam claims its heritage through Ishmael.

 

The newest move will include during Hanukkah a full-dress reenactment of the daily offering.

 

“The location is still unclear as the Jerusalem municipality is weighing security concerns that a Jewish ceremony of this sort will precipitate Muslim violence if performed in view of the Temple Mount,” the report said.

 

“Also at question is whether the Kohanim will ritually slaughter a lamb or whether prepared meat will be brought. Though the Sanhedrin has received all of the necessary permits from the government organizations in charge of slaughtering animals, they are still waiting for the municipality to approve that part of the ceremony. In either case, the meat will be roasted on the newly consecrated altar.”

 

A large menorah will be lit as part of the ceremony, the report said, and Rabbi Hillel Weiss explained the significance of the ceremony being held on the last day of Hanukkah.

 

“According to Jewish tradition, the tabernacle and Aaron the Priest were consecrated for service on the last day of Hanukkah,” Rabbi Weiss explained to Breaking Israel News. “It is fitting that we should invite the nations to the ceremony since Hanukkah is about bringing light to the darkness. The Jews were meant to do this for the entire world.”

 

The declaration itself explains, “We are very close to the time about which the prophets of Israel prophesied that the God of the world who created everything will be called by the world in the name of the God of Israel, for only the people of Israel remained attached to Him.”

 

It continues, “Anyone who wants to accompany us, to be a partner in serving God, and to connect with his people, must be a believer in the God who was revealed at Sinai, and to be as the people of Israel who were present there and preserved this status to this day.”

 

WND reported earlier this year that the organization and others were minting a special edition “70 Year Redemption Coin” to raise funds for the Third Temple.

 

Others were the Mikdash (Temple) Educational Center and the United Temple Movements.

 

The Trump-Cyrus coin, which honored two Israeli foreign heroes – one present and one past – came following President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.

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John R. Houk

© December 3, 2018

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Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal


I am not surprised that Pakistan Muslims are so supremacist that they have reacted with such viciousness toward Asia Bibi due to the Pakistan Court overturning her conviction and I also expect Mullah egged-on violence against Pakistani Christians to follow (if indeed it may have already occurred and not yet reported by Western media).

 

If anyone has an update on Asia Bibi, such as a prison release date, health report, asylum in a nation outside of Pakistan, etc.; please email me at john.houk@gmail.com or those of you who know my private email – you can data there.

 

Below is an IPT report I found on the Asia Bibi situation.

 

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Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal

 

By IPT News

Nov 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

Investigative Project on Terrorism

 

Thousands of Islamist demonstrators in Pakistan continue to violently protest the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was falsely accused of blasphemy and spent the last eight years on death row.

 

Protesters clashed with police, burned cars and disrupted traffic, blocking ambulances. Schools across Pakistan have been closed and a major zone in Islamabad is sealed off.

 

Asia Bibi was charged in 2009 with insulting Islam’s prophet Muhammad after drinking from a cup of water before allowing fellow Muslim farm laborers drink first. After being beaten in her home, Bibi’s accusers say that she confessed to blasphemy. She was sentenced to death in 2010.

 

On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Supreme Court overturned her sentence. For that, the Supreme Court judges “deserve to be killed,” said Muhammad Afzal Qadri, leader of the extremist Islamist Tehreek-i-Labaik party. But Bibi has not been released from prison, as negotiations for her safety broke down between the government and Islamists.

 

“Which government can function like this, blackmailed by protests?” asked Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, accusing the Islamists for “inciting [people] for their own political gain.”

 

Radical religious groups, including a charity founded by UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, vowed to join the protests today.

 

Public support for blasphemy laws in Pakistan remains high, driving a wedge between the ruling party and extreme Islamists stoking protests. And that sentiment is not limited to South Asia.

 

A Maryland mosque last year praised the terrorist who killed a former Pakistani governor critical of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Salman Taseer was targeted by radical Islamists after he defended Bibi. In 2011, his bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri shot and killed him.

 

American Islamist groups said nothing about Taseer’s killing.

 

After Qadri was executed for the killing in 2016, the Gulzar E Madina mosque hosted a celebration in his memory, “attended by dozens of people including young children and teenagers.”

 

Radical Islamists in Pakistan, whether organized terrorist groups or mobs of people, often take matters into their hands.

 

In April 2017, a violent mob beat to death a university student who faced a blasphemy accusation that investigators later deemed false.

 

Sunni terrorist groups connected to extremist Pakistani organizations last year targeted minorities in several deadly attacks including Ahmadi Muslims, the Shi’a Hazara community, and Christians.

 

In December, for example, Islamic State terrorists killed nine civilians in a targeted attack involving a suicide bomber against a Methodist church in Quetta.

 

Pakistan has charged about 1,000 people with blasphemy since 1987, and convictions can carry the death penalty. These laws especially target members of Pakistan’s minority communities. But the law can be also applied to anyone that is seen as a threat to the government.

 

According to the US State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2017, civil society organizations “reported lower courts often failed to adhere to basic evidentiary standards in blasphemy cases.”

 

Asia Bibi’s acquittal highlights the plight of all religious minorities in Pakistan and the destructive power of radical Islamists across the country.

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About The Investigative Project on Terrorism

 

The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) is a non-profit research group founded by Steven Emerson in 1995. It is recognized as the world’s most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups. For more than two decades, the IPT has investigated the operations, funding, activities and front groups of Islamic terrorist and extremist groups in the United States and around the world. It has become a principal source of critical evidence to a wide variety of government offices and law enforcement agencies, as well as the U.S. Congress and numerous public policy forums. Research carried out by the IPT team has formed the basis for thousands of articles and television specials on the subject of radical Islamic involvement in terrorism, and has even led to successful government action against terrorists and financiers based in the United States.

 

The IPT accepts no funding from outside the United States, or from any governmental agency or political or religious institutions. Tax deductible contributions should be made to its fund-raising arm, the Investigative Project on Terrorism Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

 

Founder and executive director Steven Emerson is an internationally recognized expert on terrorism and national security and author. Consulted by the White House, National Security Council, FBI, Justice Department, Congress and intelligence agencies, Mr. Emerson is in great demand as one of the most astute, insightful and knowledgeable experts in the world today on the threat and prospects of militant Islamic terrorism. He has been quoted in more than 500 news articles and has appeared frequently on network television. His 2002 best-selling book, American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us, provides the first context and understanding for how one of the most notorious terrorist groups in the world could have plotted the worst terrorist attack on American soil without detection or scrutiny by American authorities.

 

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