Israel’s Moral History – Pay Attention USA


John R. Houk

© April 14, 2019

America is a great nation struggling to maintain its greatness largely due a stark ideological divide between Left-Wing and Conservative visions.

 

History illustrates many great nations and (gasp) empires lost their greatness due to moral depreciation. One could probably write a book illustrating the rise and fall of nations related to a people’s declining moral values. Saying it with a large dose of un-academic slang, “I ain’t gonna write that book.”

 

Yet due to the nature of my faith one historical nation/kingdom that should get America’s attention is Israel and later the divided lower half – Judah.

 

Biblically a group of Hebrew slaves found deliverance from Egypt then journeyed to a land Promised to their Hebrew ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (rechristened Israel). After a period of a sort of confederated Judgeships, the Hebrew tribes united under one King who was Saul. Saul had some moral issues in obedience to God losing his crown which came upon David son of Jesse. David then his son Solomon maintained a unified Israel while alive.

 

David had a moral failure with another man’s wife that resulted in that wife becoming pregnant by David. That led David to set the husband up for a military suicide mission which was essentially murder by proxy. David married the slain husband’s wife Bathsheba. The child conceived in adultery and further tainted by murder was allowed by God to die. David and Bathsheba’s next son would eventually succeed his father David. David looked the other way as some of his older sons entered sinful avenues I won’t go into. BUT for clarity, David always owned up to his choices which God Almighty honored by calling David a man after His own heart.

 

Solomon turned into a ladies’ man by having a thousand wives and concubines of which many were foreign women who maintained their pagan religion violating Commandment number one: “You shall have no other gods before Me.” One might argue Solomon reigned with wisdom yet his marital choices undoubtedly planted the seeds of his descendants drawing away from God rather than near.

 

After Solomon’s death bad character training of the next king in Rehoboam led to Israel dividing into two kingdoms. The ten northern Hebrew tribes became Israel and descended into ungodly paganism to the point God allowed Assyria to conquer and depopulate the ten Hebrew tribes (between the years 734 BC – 724 BC). Often called the lost tribes of Israel now deemed with legends and myths about their lot in history.

 

The two southern Hebrew tribes of Judah and Benjamin formed the Kingdom of Judah that retained the royal lineage of David and Solomon. These descended Kings rippled back and forth kings supporting pagan religions and the faith Jewish heritage which eventually became today’s Judaism. With each pagan king Judah more and reflected what Biblical standards would expose as the moral depravity of the religious practices of pagan religions. God allows the Babylonian captivity (circa 586 BC) of most of Judah’s population especially those that might be called the intelligentsia. There have always been a Jewish people in the Holy Land but only as a remnant after deportations and repatriations. The Babylonian repatriation was a relatively short period after the Captivity. The Jewish repatriation after the Roman expulsion roughly between 70 AD and 135 AD did not occur until after the 1900s AD which accelerated after the WWI and WWII Allied victories resulting in the restoration of the nation of Israel in 1948 AD.

 

America’s history compared to the history of the Jewish people is like an American drip in a Jewish ocean. Nevertheless, the lessons the Jews learned the rough way is an example voting Americans – ESPECIALLY CHRISTIAN AMERICANS – should think deeply about.

 

Inspiring some of that deep thought is Greg Holt looking at how spiritual darkness is creeping over America if not reversed by some light, could lead to destruction for America’s greatness and Christianity’s Liberty.

 

JRH 4/14/19

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America is at a Crossroads, What Choice Will You Make?

 

By GREG HOLT 

APRIL 14, 2019

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Spiritual Darkness Destroying America & Church – Book-cover

 

From my forthcoming book:

 

Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church

 

Colossians 3:23-24 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. (KJV)

 

The American people as a nation are at an important crossroads with equally important decisions to make.  The decisions that we make as a nation from here on out will have significant and irrevocable consequences.  This writer hopes that people will wake up from their slumber, and that other people will turn aside from their apathy and indifference.  The decisions made will affect all the people of this nation as a whole, and that includes those who are innocent.

 

We the People have increasingly turned away from our Father, and God is not pleased with this decision.  Without necessary changes to our national attitudes and actions, God will soon abandon us to our own devices and the result will not be pretty.  America is at an historical point, the point where the nation of the United States could literally come to an end, as in cease to exist.  I imagine some will read my words here and immediately dismiss them as ridiculous, reaching the conclusion that I am exaggerating – let me assure the reader, I am not.

 

If one is at all a student of history, one will see that when any and all societies reached the point of godlessness, when immorality ruled the day, when corruption was the norm not the exception, and good people were treated like criminals – this is the point where every single kingdom ever known fell, and was replaced by another.  It happened to the Romans, the Babylonians, the Medes, the Persians, and even to Israel.  The U.S. will be no different.

 

Time is running out for this once great nation.  In some ways we are still great, but in the ways that really matter, well we are not.  If that statement offends you, well you need a large dose of reality.  The U.S. has become a cesspool of immorality and is rapidly becoming strongly anti-God and anti-Christian.  These comments will no doubt upset some of you, and that’s fine, you don’t have to agree with me.  There are still great people in this country, good people that do good things.  However, collectively as a nation we are deeply corrupted and immoral – and most of us have no use for God.

 

Even the churches in this country have become seriously corrupted.  So many have lost their way, straying from the Word of God and embracing ungodly things like homosexuality.  If these churches are not willfully embracing the LGBT agenda, they are at the very least looking the other way and not teaching that it is a serious sin against God either.

 

Please don’t misunderstand what is being said here, these people (LGBT) are not to be mistreated or hated, but rather they should be welcomed into the church and loved by those of us who believe and follow Jesus.  This writer knows that this is a tall order and can be hard to do, but if those (all those) who do not know Christ are not exposed to those who do – how can they be expected to change?  How can they be saved?  At the same time, these people are not to be allowed into any position of authority within the Church until such time as they have repented of their ways and have given themselves fully and completely to Jesus Christ.

 

Far too many do not understand that it is of paramount importance – the Gospel message of Jesus Christ must not be changed, it must not be cheapened and added on to, or taken away from.  What the Bible proclaimed 2000 years ago, we need to proudly stand and proclaim that very same message today.  The Gospel is not a cheap suit to be taken off and exchanged with another one at will.  Jesus is the same yesterday, today and always – and so is His Gospel message.  It is unalterable, and unchanging, and its message remains the same.

 

This cannot be stressed enough, the Gospel of Jesus Christ absolutely must not be changed.  If the Words of Christ offend you, change your opinion.  If you think the Gospel must be changed for the times, you are deluded.  If your thought is that the Gospel must be watered down in order to be more attractive to unbelievers, you are an idiot.  We are here talking about the very words of God!  Not the mere inconsequential words of man who is here today and gone tomorrow.  There will be a swift and severe penalty for those that change the Word of Christ.

 

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.(KJV)

 

All of those in the Church must make a decision and make it soon, to follow the true and Living God, or to follow their own interpretation of God – which is no god at all.  There is only One God, and He is the God of the Bible, not the fake god so many churches of today worship in vain.  Just as all Scripture was given by divine inspiration – so too our perception of, and belief in God must be defined by the Word of God, and not by any man’s liberal interpretation of the Bible.

 

There is of course resistance to the idea (even within the Church) that the Bible absolutely must drive our beliefs and our values, meaning that our worldview is determined by the Bible and its teachings.  Some say that the Bible was written by men (this includes people in the Church) without divine inspiration and is therefore fallible.  Others will say that the Bible is outdated to our present time period. Yet others will say that there is no way to know which version of the Bible is authentic.

 

To this utter nonsense I will reply:

 

Does anyone who has any belief in God truly think that God was and is not perfectly capable of preserving His Word to us no matter how long ago it was written?  The very idea that the God who created the entire universe and created man out of the dust of the Earth – that this God is not capable of preserving His Words to us, is entirely laughable.  This is not a god I would follow, if this supposed god can’t even preserve his own written words to us – how is this god going to follow through on the rest of what he promised, such as eternal life with him in Heaven?  No, the God I follow has preserved His Word and He keeps His promises – guaranteed.

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Israel’s Moral History – Pay Attention USA

John R. Houk

© April 14, 2019

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California: Privacy Trumps Human Life


John R. Houk

© March 30, 2017

 

About a half-a-year ago, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) under the auspices David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt exposed Planned Parenthood not only as a baby-killing factory but also as an agent for selling murdered baby parts to research organization illegally. The thing that makes Planned Parenthood heinous is that babies had to be born intact for the most precious baby parts. Intact means born alive then killed.

 

Even though Planned Parenthood committed the crimes, it was Daleiden and Merritt that were charged – first in Texas and now in California.

 

The Texas charges were dropped after it became obvious pro-Dem Party prosecutors tainted a Grand Jury to indict them. NOW, under similar corrupt circumstances, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (who replaced another corrupt CA AG that went after CMP undercover operators) is another corrupt AG with ties to Planned Parenthood.

 

Evidently California has made it easy for criminals to commit crimes by passing privacy laws that mandate a citizen cannot be recorded with prior authorization. HENCE, a private citizen cannot get the goods on a criminal or criminals for breaking the law.

 

If you trust more in Biblical Morality than Secular Humanism then you understand Planned Parenthood and all people that believe a woman has a greater right to choose baby-killing more than an unborn person has a right to life, then you should tune into the Sixth Commandment:

 

13 “You shall not murder. (Exodus 20: 13 NKJV)

 

When governments enforce the laws of man over God’s Commandments, you know there is a cultural degradation in America.

 

Who is responsible for this cultural degradation? Left Wing Democrats that first fundamentally transformed America in stealth via activist Judges then down right out in the open under eight years of the Obama Administration.

 

Below is a press releases I received by email from Operation Rescue. Then I have some information from Legal Insurrection and The Blaze.

 

Get informed. Get annoyed. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

 

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California AG Files Politically Motivated Charges Against Daleiden and Merritt

 

From Operation Rescue

Sent March 29, 2017 8:40 AM

 

Sacramento, CA – Late yesterday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra charged pro-life investigative journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress with 15 felony counts related to secret recordings they made that provided evidence of Planned Parenthood’s participation in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby remains.

 

In 2016, Daleiden and Merritt were indicted by a tainted grand jury on similar charges, which were later dismissed after evidence surfaced that the Harris County District Attorney’s office had colluded with Planned Parenthood for political reasons to turn the grand jury against the pro-life activists.

 

“Just as corruption was involved in the last attempt to falsely charge David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, I predict that corruption is at the heart of these California charges as well. It is despicable that the California Attorney General charged innocent whistleblowers with felonies instead of the career criminals at Planned Parenthood. This is the ultimate abuse of power and tyranny. The Planned Parenthood butchers have committed tens of thousands of felonies by illegally selling baby’s body parts for profit,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue who also served as a founding member of the board for the Center for Medical Progress.

 

Newman was not mentioned in the charging documents.

 

It is believed that the California charges are in retaliation to criminal referrals of several Planned Parenthood organizations to the U.S. Department of Justice by the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.

 

“We call on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to aggressively prosecute Planned Parenthood and their partners in the illegal aborted baby parts trade,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue. “We ask that Attorney General Sessions resist any intimidation by California authorities who are simply acting as Democratic operatives on a political agenda to thwart any prosecution of Planned Parenthood.”

 

In response to the charges, Daleiden has released a new video that features Planned Parenthood executives making statements that further illustrate their involvement in the illicit trade of aborted baby remains.

 

VIDEO: Planned Parenthood Abortionist: “Pay Attention to Who’s In the Room” to Deal With Infants Born Alive

 

Posted by The Center for Medical Progress

Published on Mar 29, 2017

 

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California’s AG Charges Undercover Reporters Who Exposed Planned Parenthood Baby Part Selling

 

By Kemberlee Kaye

March 29, 2017 at 1:30pm

Legal Insurrection

 

Late Tuesday night, California’s Attorney General charged David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt with a whopping fifteen felonies.

 

Daleiden and Merritt, by way of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), released several horrifying undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the price of aborted baby parts.

 

California is a two-party consent state, meaning both parties in any recording must consent to be recorded. 14 of the 15 charges are for recording confidential conversations without consent. The last is for conspiracy to commit a felony by recording private conversations at a conference.

 

Placing the two-party consent nonsense on hold for a moment, Daleiden and Merritt made two errors through the course of their investigation, one of which was omitted from the charges levied against them.

 

1) creating and using fake IDs

2) using an expired employee ID to login to Stem Expresses system

 

The former was not included, the latter was cited in the 15th felony charge.

 

Pretending to be a fictitious person is not a crime. Neither is creating a fake organization. The sale or purchase of fetal tissue, though (should it interfere with interstate commerce), that’s a federal felony. We’re not holding our breath for any AG to file charges against those who were captured on video discussing the sale of dismembered babies.

 

CMP’s series of undercover videos lead to a Congressional investigation in which Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood President, referred to the conversations as “non-confidential.”

 

VIDEO: Congressman Jim Jordan Destroying planned parenthood president Cecile Richards

 

Posted by benalvino1860

Published on Sep 30, 2015

 

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) got into a heated debate with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards during a Congressional hearing earlier this week.

Jordan wanted to know why Richards, just a few days after watching one of the Planned Parenthood videos which showed high-ranking officials bartering over baby parts, issued an apology.

Jordan repeatedly asked “Why did you apologize?”

 

David Daleiden

@daviddaleiden

 

Bogus charges. @PPact @CecileRichards said under oath, taped convos NOT “confidential”…we call her as 1st witness?

 

11:28 PM – 28 Mar 2017

 

The media should be rushing to defend Daldeiden [sic] and Merritt against these clearly politically wrought charges. And yet…

 

Some of the best reporting from the last century has been done undercover. Shows like Dateline and To Catch a Predator were predicated on using undercover tactics and ruses to either expose wrongdoing or bait would-be wrong doers.

 

In what seems like a lifetime ago, I worked with James O’Keefe and his undercover investigative outfit, Project Veritas. I recruited and coached undercover vidoegraphers [sic] across the country. One of our biggest considerations in every investigation was “is this legal?” I worked extensively with our attornies and videographers on the legal boundaries of recording and investigating. A case that came up regularly in our guidance was Medical Laboratory Consultants vs. American Broadcasting Companies (2002). In this case, the 9th circuit held that undercover, hidden camera investigations in medical labs were not an invasion of privacy.

 

As to the conference Daleiden and Merritt attended and recorded, we worked on several different investigations in two-party consent states where attending a conference was either part of the investigation or was the investigation. Guidance was always the same — if there is an announcement, either written or oral at a conference that sessions and general conference going would be recorded, then there is no expectation of privacy and hidden camera reporting would likely pass legal scrutiny.

 

David Daleiden

@daviddaleiden

 

The last time @PPact colluded with political cronies to persecute citizen journalists, both charges AND corrupt DA thrown out! BRING IT ON!!

 

9:30 PM – 28 Mar 2017

 

Daleiden further responded to the charges by releasing yet another undercover video, and arguably the most sickening one to date, showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing dismemberment abortions and killing newborns:

 

SAME VIDEO AS ABOVE

 

At a networking reception at a Planned Parenthood conference, CMP investigators posing as buyers from a biotech company are introduced to Dr. Taylor by Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services.

 

Dr. Taylor confirms she does elective abortions on healthy fetuses and pregnant women up to 24 weeks. When the investigators ask her about obtaining intact fetal organs, Dr. Taylor replies, “It’s not a matter of how I feel about it coming out intact, but I gotta worry about my staff and people’s feelings about it coming out looking like a baby.”

 

She continues, “We have the people who do our paperwork for the fetal death certificates, they email us calling them ‘babies’. Baby this, baby that, baby so-and-so, and I’m like, that’s creepy!”

 

Dr. Taylor explains to the investigators, “In Arizona, if the fetus comes out with any signs of life, we’re supposed to transport it. To the hospital.” When one investigator then asks, “Is there any standard procedure for verifying signs of life?” Dr. Taylor replies, “Well, the thing is, I mean the key is, you need to pay attention to who’s in the room, right?”

 

Dr. Taylor then laughs as she repeats what the Arizona law requires, and says, “It’s a mess. It’s a mess.”

 

Dr. Taylor acknowledges that the feticidal chemical digoxin cannot be used in an abortion where fetal body parts will be harvested for sale, but she remarks that in a standard dismemberment dilation and evacuation abortion, “My biceps appreciate when the dig[oxin] works,” to kill the fetus before the procedure. “I remember when I was a [Family Planning] Fellow and I was training, I was like, Oh, I have to hit the gym for this,” she says, describing the force she feels in her biceps when performing a dismemberment abortion with forceps.

 

Charges filed against Daldeiden [sic] for in Texas were dropped last summer.

 

Shortly after Daleiden released the latest undercover video, the 9th circuit granted the National Abortion Federation a preliminary injunction, “prohibiting Biomax Procurement Services LLC, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), David Daleiden, and Troy Newman from releasing recordings and materials they illegally obtained at NAF’s educational meetings.”

 

CMP

@CtrMedProgress

 

CMP will fight unconstitutional gag order on the remaining damning and incriminating videos of @PPact @NatAbortionFed #PeskyFirstAmendment

 

 

12:42 PM – 29 Mar 2017

 

California’s AG may hope to punish Daleiden and Merritt for exposing the disgusting underbelly of Planned Parenthood, but ultimately, it will embolden life and speech advocates nationwide.

 

Follow Kemberlee on Twitter @kemberleekaye

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California AG who charged pro-life filmmakers accepted thousands of dollars from Planned Parenthood

 

By Kate Scanlon

Mar 29, 2017 5:13 pm

The Blaze

 

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention in July, has reportedly accepted campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood during his congressional campaigns. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat who filed 15 felony charges against pro-life filmmakers Tuesday, previously accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood during his congressional campaigns.

 

Becerra announced Tuesday that the state had filed charges against David Daleiden, the founder of The Center for Medical Progress, and his associate, Sandra Merritt, for their roles in the release of a series of undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood employees appearing to negotiate the price of aborted fetal body parts.

 

Profiting from the sale of human body parts — including those of the unborn — is illegal under federal law. Planned Parenthood denied illegal conduct and applauded the indictment of the pro-life filmmakers.

 

 

According to the Washington Examiner, Becerra, who previously served in the House of Representatives, received campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood during his congressional campaigns. Data from the Center for Responsive Politics shows that Becerra received $2,000 from Planned Parenthood during his 2012 campaign, and $1,000 in 2014.

 

When Becerra was appointed to be California’s attorney general by the state’s Gov. Jerry Brown (D) late last year, Planned Parenthood released a statement praising him as “a long-time champion for women’s reproductive rights and health.”

 

Becerra’s predecessor, Kamala Harris, who now represents California as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate, received $2,600 from Planned Parenthood during her 2016 Senate campaign, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

 

Harris had a history of working on behalf of Planned Parenthood’s agenda.

 

As attorney general, she spearheaded an investigation into The Center for Medical Progress. Daleiden said last April that Harris’ office raided his home and seized his video footage.

 

Emails obtained by the Washington Times in September showed that Harris’ office also collaborated with Planned Parenthood to draft legislation criminalizing the recording or distribution of a private conversation with a health care provider, targeting The Center for Medical Progress. The emails showed a Harris staffer asking Beth Parker, chief legal counsel for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, to review the text of the bill.

 

The bill was signed into law by Brown.

 

Harris vowed to defend Planned Parenthood as a senator and urged supporters to sign a petition in defense of the group on her campaign website.

 

The Washington Free Beacon reported that both attorneys general received thousands of additional funds from other pro-choice groups allied with Planned Parenthood during their congressional campaigns.

 

Becerra’s office did not immediately respond to TheBlaze’s request for comment about the campaign contributions.

 

Daleiden’s attorney, Tom Brejcha, who is also president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, said in a statement provided to TheBlaze, “When it comes to felony charges against our client, David Daleiden, history is on our side.”

 

“When David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were falsely charged in Texas, after they mounted a vigorous defense, the charges were abruptly dropped. We expect that the same will prove true in California,” Brejcha said.

 

Lila Rose, the president and founder of the pro-life group Live Action, which has also released undercover footage of Planned Parenthood employees, said in a statement that “using state power to attack citizen journalists who expose crimes against the defenseless is a severe miscarriage of justice”:

 

The real criminal is Planned Parenthood, not David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. The Center for Medical Progress did a tremendous service by exposing the barbaric baby parts trafficking that Planned Parenthood had kept hidden behind closed doors. They should be lauded for their brave work, not punished.

 

California’s last two pro-abortion attorneys general have yet to investigate Planned Parenthood after two congressional committees found significant evidence that it may have broken the law with its baby parts trafficking scheme. Similar charges against David and Sandra were dropped in Texas months ago, yet Mr. Becerra insists on punishing them and putting his political agenda ahead of the laws that he was sworn to uphold.

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California: Privacy Trumps Human Life

John R. Houk

© March 30, 2017

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