Here’s How the New Christian Left Is Twisting the Gospel


Intro to ‘Here’s How the New Christian Left Is Twisting the Gospel

 

Edited by John R. Houk

By Chelsen Vicari

Intro posted March 16, 2017

I found an awesome article at CharismaMag.com warning of the dangers of “Progressive” Christianity particularly among those ministries that describe themselves as Evangelical. In essence, the warning is the Progressive Evangelicals are diluting Christian Morality with feel-good secular sensualism and calling it in effect contemporary morality that fits the times we live in.

 

Here is the Biblical warning that I believe is a good introduction to the Charisma article by Chelsen Vicari:

 

Matthew 24: 23-26, 37-39; 2 Peter 2: 1-5, 9-10, 12-16 (NKJV):

 

Matthew

 

23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.

 

26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.

 

37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.

 

2 Peter

 

Destructive Doctrines

 

But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does[a] not slumber.

 

Doom of False Teachers

 

For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;

 

then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries,

 

Depravity of False Teachers

 

12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, 13 and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children. 15 They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, ***following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet. (Editor’s bold text)

 

*** Blog Editor it is important to recognize what the sin of Balaam is:

 

Nevertheless I have a few things against you, for you have there those who hold to the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit fornication… (Rev 2:14)

 
By the end of the fourth ‘parable’ of Balaam, both he and Balak the king were fully aware of God’s purposes for Israel.  The utter impossibility of using any kind of divination against Israel was now obvious to the badly shaken king and to the seer also – whose eyes God had opened.

 

 

But Balak and Balaam each worshipped their own gods. Balak’s god had already proven impotent, unable to stop the Israelite advance, nor to even allow them to be cursed. Balaam’s gods were money, prestige and position.  He would not defect from them even in the face of the power of the God of Israel!

 

It would be a long trip home for Balaam, this time he would not be accompanied by the Arab nobles who had crossed the four hundred mile desert twice previously to court him. There would be lots of time to think though. But there would be no reward, no honor nor prestige for him, he had failed to successfully overcome Genesis 12:3, he simply couldn’t curse Israel. The God of Israel could not be induced to turn against them.

 

 

Balak and Balaam met again apparently, and organized a Pagan festival at Baal Peor, that is “Lord of the Opening”, within range of the encamped children of Israel. Paganism was and is a sensual affair – altars to Baal were set up, choice offerings of beef were set upon the grills, sensual music was conducted and the wives, daughters and virgins of Midian and Moab were presented as sacred prostitutes to any and all who were drawn to the party.

 

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people did eat and bowed down. And Israel joined herself to Baal Peor, and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. (Numbers 25:1-3)

 

To the ones who left the camp of Israel, following the siren sound of the pagan music, the festival to Baal could be rationalized as just a sensual experience and nothing more. The aroma of the choice steaks cooking on the altars of Baal, the pleasures of the wine and women of Midian was all just a little relief from the monotony of a lifetime in the desert eating manna. We don’t really believe in Baal, we just need to blow off a little steam.

 

But to God these experiences represented so much more. ISRAEL HAS JOINED HERSELF TO BAAL PEOR, she has yoked herself to an alien god, she has played the harlot! So it is today that too often even a confessing Christian can also rationalize that compromise with fornication, pornography, worldliness and false religion are meaningless when it isn’t. Perhaps a similar soul killing plague is broken out among us also, and we just don’t realize it!

 

When a plague broke out in the camp of Israel, it almost looked as though Balaam’s teaching would obtain the intended result. God had not turned against Israel, but by Balaam’s counsel, Israel had turned against God, and would now pay the price of judgment against them.

 

READ ENTIRETY (Balaam: The Doctrine of Balaam Part 5; By Pastor Bill Randles; Believers in Grace Ministries; 6/20/10)

 

Enticing teaching of the Left is the very moral dilution that explains the general destruction of the Christian foundations that have made America that one time shining light on a hill. America’s beacon of righteousness is diminished and we can look at the Secular Humanist agenda that has been filtered down from Left Wing Activist Courts, the Democratic Party and most recently former President Barack Hussein Obama.

 

AND NOW, Chelsen Vicari’s waring on the effects of Progressive Christianity.

 

JRH 3/16/17

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Here’s How the New Christian Left Is Twisting the Gospel

 

By CHELSEN VICARI

March 15, 2017 12:00 PM

CharismaMag.com

 

Couple of Christian Millennials – © Istockphoto/Thomas_EyeDesign

 

Peek behind the curtain of some “progressive” or “hip” evangelical churches, past the savvy technology and secular music, and you will find more than just a contemporary worship service. You’ll find faith leaders encouraging young evangelicals to trade in their Christian convictions for a gospel filled with compromise. They’re slowly attempting to give evangelicalism an “update”—and the change is not for the good.

 

It’s painful for me to admit, but we can no longer rest carefree in our evangelical identity—because it is changing. No doubt you have seen the headlines declaring that evangelicalism is doomed because evangelical kids are leaving the faith. It is no secret that there is an expanding gulf between traditional Christian teachings and contemporary moral values. But the sad truth is that the ideological gulf between America’s evangelical grown-ups and their kids, aka the millennials, seems to be widening too.

 

Somehow the blame for this chasm is being heaped on traditional churches. They are accused of having too many rules as well as being homophobic and bigoted. Yes, we’ve heard those false claims from popular culture in its desperate attempt to keep Christianity imprisoned within the sanctuary walls. But now popular culture is being aided by Christ-professing bedfellows whose message to “coexist,” “tolerate” and “keep out of it” is more marketable to the rising generation of evangelicals.

 

The seasoned Christian soldiers are noticing these distortions of the gospel. But for young evangelicals, the spiritual haze is harder to wade through. Desperate for acceptance in a fallen world, many young evangelicals (and some older ones) choose not to take Christ out of the chapel, and so they are unwittingly killing the church’s public witness. In this uphill cultural battle, mired by scare tactics and fear, three types of evangelical Christians are emerging:

 

  • Couch-potato Christians:These Christians adapt to the culture by staying silent on the tough culture-and-faith discussions. Typically, this group will downplay God’s absolute truths by promoting the illusion that neutrality was Jesus’ preferred method of evangelism.

 

  • Cafeteria-style Christians:This group picks and chooses which Scripture passages to live by, opting for the ones that best seem to jive with culture. Typically, they focus solely on the “nice” parts of the gospel while simultaneously and intentionally minimizing sin, hell, repentance and transformation.

 

  • Convictional Christians:In the face of the culture’s harsh admonitions, these evangelicals refuse to be silent. Mimicking Jesus, they compassionately talk about love and grace while also sharing with their neighbors the need to recognize and turn from sin.

 

I know about these three types of Christians because at one time or another, I have fallen into each of these three categories. My parents will tell you that even though I was raised in church, I morphed into a full-fledged feminist, told my parents they were ignorant for not endorsing homosexuality and bought into the distorted social justice rhetoric that confuses caring for the poor with advancing socialist or big government systems and demonizing the United States for its free-market system.

 

I’m not ashamed to share my story because my experiences and those of my fellow bold evangelicals are a testimony of God’s awesome, transforming power. Being countercultural for Christ isn’t easy. What does the Great Commission say? Jesus commanded us to go, “teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:20a).

 

Where Did We Go Wrong?

 

I see so many parents scratching their heads trying to figure out where they went wrong with young evangelicals. Following the instructions of Proverbs 22:6—”Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it”—many evangelical parents took their children to church and prayed with them every night before bed. Yet the values those children now hold dear do not reflect the traditional teachings of Jesus.

 

To be perfectly clear, I want to let you know up front that this isn’t a parenting how-to guide that, if followed, will lead your loved ones to salvation. Instead, what I can offer you is a glimpse into the world of a 20-something who sees thousands of young evangelicals being spiritually and emotionally targeted on Christian university campuses, in college ministries and at churches nationwide by a growing liberal movement cloaked in Christianity.

 

Research tells us evangelicals are drifting further away from the orthodox truths their parents and grandparents held dear.

 

Our churches have rarely—if ever—faced the exodus we are seeing today. This will have a direct effect on the spiritual and moral values that will shape the nation in the coming years. That is why it is urgent that concerned Christians start acting now before the situation gets worse.

 

The Collision of Faith and Culture

 

Faith and culture will continue to collide in America. The culture wars, the growth of family, the success of missions, the prosperity of our great nation—the future rests on millennial evangelicals’ worldview. And that is cause for concern, because something has gone wrong with young evangelicals’ theology.

 

The millennial generation’s susceptibility to “feel-good” doctrine is playing a big part in America’s moral decline. Millennials’ religious practices depend largely on how the actions make us and others feel, whether the activities are biblical or not. For example, we only attend churches that leave us feeling good about our lifestyle choices, even if those choices conflict with God’s clear commandments. We dismiss old hymns that focus on God’s transforming salvation, love and mercy and opt for “Jesus is your boyfriend” songs. Or we contribute to nonprofits that exploit and misuse terms such as justice, oppressed and inequality because tweaking the language makes us feel more neutral, less confrontational.

 

Popular liberal evangelical writers and preachers tell young evangelicals that if they accept abortion and same-sex marriage, then the media, academia and Hollywood will finally accept Christians. Out of fear of being falsely dubbed “intolerant” or “uncompassionate,” many young Christians are buying into theological falsehoods. Instead of standing up as a voice for the innocent unborn or marriage as God intended, millennials are forgoing the authority of Scripture and embracing a couch potato, cafeteria-style Christianity, all in the name of tolerance.

 

This contemporary mindset is what Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian whose Christian convictions put him at odds with the Nazis and cost him his life, called “cheap grace.” In his book The Cost of Discipleship Bonhoeffer wrote: “Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”

 

Right now, cheap grace theology is proliferating around evangelical Bible colleges, seminaries and Christian ministries.

 

Christian Doctrine Hijacked

 

It is not that millennial evangelicals were not taken to church by their parents. It is that their training has been hijacked by ineffective and sometimes intentionally distorted doctrine.

 

As constant and pervasive as the attacks on Christianity are at public universities, it is important to remember that millennials’ worldviews do not start taking shape after they move out of their parents’ houses. Their understanding of Jesus’ teachings and cultural convictions begins to form while they are still at home and under the influence of their local church.

 

What I hope and pray evangelical parents and leaders come to realize is that the church has been too trusting. In our jam-packed lifestyles, parents have treated Sunday school as they do softball or ballet class—drop off the kids for an hour, then pick them up and hope they learned something.

 

Early on in my Sunday school teaching days, my co-teacher and I followed the curriculum pretty narrowly, the exception being that my co-teacher had an outstanding knowledge of biblical history that he imparted to the kids.

 

We taught all about Jesus’ birth, resurrection and saving grace. Thinking the fluffy kids ministry curriculum covered all of the necessary bases, I felt confident these kids had a firm grasp on their Christian worldview. Boy, was I wrong!

 

One day my co-teacher and I decided to play “True or False.” We casually went down a list of worldview questions with our class, sure that our little evangelicals would nail every question correctly.

 

No. 1: Jesus is God. “True.” Great job.

 

No. 2: Jesus sinned. “False.” Bingo!

 

No. 3: Jesus is one of many ways to heaven. “True.” What?!

 

Shocked is the only way to describe how I felt. Hadn’t they been listening to us? When I asked who taught them that, one girl said, “Coexist.” Yes, these young evangelicals had been listening to their Sunday school teachers and their parents, but they had also been listening to their public school teachers, TV celebrities and rock stars.

 

Youth ministers, volunteer leaders and pastors also have to start preparing these kids to deal with the very real hostility that faces young evangelicals.

 

If we never talk about abortion in church, how can we expect the rising evangelical girl to calmly explain the option of adoption to her frightened best friend who just admitted she is pregnant?

 

What will surprise you is how much young evangelicals actually crave honest discussions about abortion, sexuality, sexual exploitation, feminism and radical Islam. My friend and Evangelical Action adviser Richmond Trotter has two non-negotiable topics when addressing youth: creation and life. Having volunteered in church youth ministry since 1996, Richmond is not afraid to have serious discussions about what Scripture says about abortion, evolution and homosexuality. Make no mistake: The trend away from biblical truth is not concentrated in the hipster city limits. It is unfolding in the crevices of America’s plains, hills, mountains and swamplands. All across this nation, “old-fashioned” conservative evangelicalism is being traded in for a bright and shiny, mediocre Christianity.

 

If America’s evangelicals disengage from the public square and fail to engage the rising generation of Christian leaders, then we risk losing our public voice, then our religious liberty, then liberty altogether.

 

What Happened to the Religious Right?

 

The last several decades witnessed tremendous evangelical influence in the United States. Leaders such as Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Tim and Beverly LaHaye, Paige and Dorothy Patterson, James Dobson and James and Betty Robison made a bold impact on America’s families, churches and government. Now that those few leaders are aging or retiring, or have died, there are very few traditional evangelical leaders left holding the torch, and even fewer candidates to whom they can pass it.

 

But religious convictions in America are not on the verge of disappearance just yet. There is still hope. In the book God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America, Gallup Inc. Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport opines: “Christianity will prevail in the U.S. America will remain very much a Christian nation in the decades ahead, albeit less so than in the past because of an increase in Americans who don’t have a religious identity.”

 

Heed the Warning Signs

 

Evangelicals and culture warriors in the U.S. do not have to look far to discover what happens when Christian denominations give up on their traditional convictions and teachings. All we have to do is look at the dwindling memberships of mainline Protestant denominations.

 

In order to safeguard the trajectory of young evangelicals, we must uphold the authoritative Word of God. It is imperative that those in a position to influence millennials have transparent and honest discussions about the culture wars in which evangelical youth are already engaging. Otherwise they will be silent and accepting in the face of persecution and false doctrine.

 

The importance of arming the next generation of evangelicals cannot be overstated. If we continue to follow the example of mainline Protestants, evangelicalism will have a gloomy future. We must offer sorely needed leadership, but before we can do that, we need to know exactly whom and what we are up against.

 

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Chelsen Vicari serves as the Institute on Religion and Democracy’s evangelical program director. Prior to joining the IRD, she worked for Concerned Women for America.  She holds a bachelor of science in political science and history and a master’s degree in international politics. Her articles on evangelicalism and public policy have appeared in TheBlaze, The Christian Post and RealClearReligion. She recently wrote her first book, Distortion, from which this article is excerpted.

 

In her book Distortion: How the Christian Left Is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith, Chelsen Vicari reveals the disturbing truths behind liberal teachings. Using her own experience, Vicari shows how the deception impacts Christianity and the church. This book can be found wherever Christian books are sold or at amazon.com or christianbook.com.

 

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The Christian Way to deal with Sin in the Camp


John R. Houk

© November 13, 2015

The Old Covenant is the blessings and curses of the Law of Moses. The penalty for the curse for breaking God’s directive was a justice that Christians and Westerners would be horrified to see executed in this day and age.

Classic Sin in the Camp Solution

4 So about three thousand men went up there from the people, but they fled before the men of Ai. 5 And the men of Ai struck down about thirty-six men, for they chased them from before the gate as far as Shebarim, and struck them down on the descent; therefore the hearts of the people melted and became like water.

6 Then Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the Lord until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.

10 So the Lord said to Joshua: “Get up! Why do you lie thus on your face?11 Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff. 12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they have become doomed to destruction. Neither will I be with you anymore, unless you destroy the accursed from among you.

20 And Achan answered Joshua and said, “Indeed I have sinned against the LordGod of Israel, and this is what I have done: 21 When I saw among the spoils a beautiful Babylonian garment, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. And there they are, hidden in the earth in the midst of my tent, with the silver under it.”

22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent; and there it was, hidden in his tent, with the silver under it. 23 And they took them from the midst of the tent, brought them to Joshua and to all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the Lord. 24 Then Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the garment, the wedge of gold, his sons, his daughters, his oxen, his donkeys, his sheep, his tent, and all that he had, and they brought them to the Valley of Achor. 25 And Joshua said, “Why have you troubled us? The Lord will trouble you this day.” So all Israel stoned him with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones. (Joshua 7: 4-6; 10-12; 20-25 NKJVAll of Joshua 7)

The difficulty of sin seems to have caught up with falsely imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini who currently is incarcerated in an Iranian jail subject to abuse and persecution for being a Christian. The sin is not given in specifics but in generalities described as marital problems with Saeed’s wife Naghmeh. Mrs. Abedini has let the cat of the bag that Pastor Saeed has been dealing with porn addiction which has caused unspecified emotional and abuse issues in the marriage.

Since the cat is out of the bag Naghmeh has announced she is suspending her public efforts in trying to get her husband Saeed Abedini released from an Iranian jail. I suspect she doesn’t want to deal with humiliating media questions that journalists will now be more interested in personal info on the Abedini marriage more than on freeing Saeed.

The secular media is quite unforgiving when they smell a Christian public figure has personal issues that Christianity views as immoral. Such media trolls have a tendency write anything that places Christianity in a bad light. Why? When Christianity is denigrated publicly the theme is pushed that Christian morality is antiquated and time to be placed in the history books as not essential in a lifestyle of living.

If Christianity is outdated than the concept of a Creator God is then erroneous. Thus moral stands against baby-killing in womb is outdated. The practice of homosexuality labeled as an abomination by God Almighty is okay the Almighty does not exist. Ungodly sexual practices (e.g. adultery, pornography, bestiality, polygamy, prostitution, pre-marital sex, man-boy sex and on and on) can be equated with the norm as long as a greater quantity of people begins to view the practices as not socially denigrating to societal norms.

When a devoted Christian slips into errors that non-practicing Christians and non-Christians are easily susceptible to, then those that condemn Christian/Biblical morality partake into a feeling of self-justification in their own choices.

New Covenant Good News to the curse of the Law

5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. (1 John 1: 5-10 NKJV)

Here’s some Good News for Christians. Don’t listen to people more interested in self-justification rather than in a Redeemer that justifies those who breaks God’s holiness with His own Blood because that which is unredeemed no not what they do. So what about those who have embraced Redemption and should know better?

More Good News: Redemption makes the old twisted nature into a new creation with the stamp of Jesus Christ certifying the newness of life. But, there is more Redemption yet to come. A Redemption accepting humanity has not yet received full Redemption. Neither our human biological flesh nor our human soul in which sensory knowledge still reigns supreme are Redeemed. The union of the new creation spirit-man with the Holy Spirit of God in Christ is the down payment promise that the whole man (and woman) will be Redeemed.

From Suffering to Glory

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. (Romans 8: 18-25 NKJV)

Assurance of the Resurrection

5 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, 3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.4 For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life.5 Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5: 1-5, 14-19 NKJV)

Ephesians 1:13-14

13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who[a] is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 4:22-24

22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 1: 13-14; 4: 22-24 NKJV)

When is that Promise to be realized? At the Second Coming of Christ when He returns as King of kings and Lord of lords to restore the whole of humanity and the whole earth to unfettered communion with God Almighty. Knowledge of God’s Will become as instinctive as human thought is in the present.

So what does that mean for Pastor Saeed and Naghmeh Abedini? It means nothing for the nosy particularly for nosy judgmental Christians who need to be just as concerned about the beam in their own eye rather than the speck of wood not clearly seen by the human eye in another. It means everything for the Abedini family of which repentance and restoration is always available to Believers in the Redemptive Blood of Jesus the Son of God and Savior. The process is between the Abedinis and God with the guidance of the man (or woman) of God in which has the spiritual responsibility of oversight by the Anointing of the Holy Spirit.

I am not a part of that process and those reading this probably not a part that process either.

I still pray for Pastor Saeed Abedini’s protection from Christian-hating Muslim Iranians and deliverance back home to the USA – the land of the free and home of the brave.

JRH 11/13/15

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Pastor Abedini’s Wife Cites Stress in Suspending Public Efforts for Husband’s Freedom

By CBNNews.com

November 13, 2015

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Naghmeh Abedini is pulling back her public fight to see her husband Pastor Saeed Abedini freed from an Iranian prison.

Christianity Today reports the emotional stress of the effort, along with “abuse” issues in her marriage before and since Saeed’s imprisonment, have taken a toll. CBN News contacted the American Center for Law and Justice, which represents the Abedini family, for a response.

“In recent days, Naghmeh — Pastor Saeed’s wife — has revealed that she is dealing with some very serious personal issues inside her family. She has asked for privacy and prayer. We are respecting her request. The ACLJ will not have any comment on the personal issues that she is addressing,” the ACLJ told CBN News.

The CT article is based mostly on two emails Abedini sent to supporters revealing the problems. In those emails she listed marital problems, including “physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse [through Saeed’s addiction to pornography].”

The ACLJ gave CBN News the following statement from Naghmeh Abedini:

“I regret having sent the emails. I was under great psychological and emotional distress. I am now taking time off to heal and to rest and to spend much needed time with my kids. I would appreciate for those who care about Saeed and our family to give us time for rest and healing and to respect our privacy.”

Meanwhile, The ACLJ told CBN News it remains committed to seeing Saeed’s freedom.

“What we are focused on is this: bringing home an American pastor who has been wrongly imprisoned in Iran because of his faith. We know that Pastor Saeed remains in grave danger in prison where he continues to be beaten and psychologically abused by Iranian guards and remains in need of medical care,” the ACLJ said.

“We continue to pray for Naghmeh, Pastor Saeed, and their family. We will continue our work — in this country and abroad — to secure the freedom of this U.S. citizen,” the ACLJ statement concluded.

Naghmeh also asked for prayer to continue for Saeed and their family. CT reported she pointed out that Saeed still shares his faith in Jesus while imprisoned — and that she calls her husband a “treasure.”

“But that does not mean he has not been battling with his own demons which I am believing that he can be freed of,” CT quoted from Naghmeh’s writings.

“I will continue to pray for my husband’s release and advocate for him as he suffers in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith. I would also ask others to join me in continuing to pray for his release,” Naghmeh said in her statement to CBN News.

Saeed Abedini has spent more than three years in an Iranian prison simply for his Christian faith. He is still being mistreated, beaten and denied medical care.

Despite Naghmeh’s revelations, several groups that have stood with the family said they will continue to speak out on her husband’s behalf.

“Regardless of any struggles that Pastor Saeed may be experiencing it doesn’t change the fact that the faith community needs to be a powerful and passionate voice calling for his immediate release and standing with our persecuted brothers and sisters,” said Rev. Patrick Mahoney, who leads the Christian Defense Coalition.

Mahoney has led several prayer vigils across the country and met with political leaders to try and secure Pastor Abedini’s release.

Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council, has also been actively involved in Pastor’s Abedini’s case.

“It’s hard to imagine the pressures that souls like Nagmeh and Saeed Abedini endure,” Schenck said in a statement released by his office. He reminded people who’ve prayed for the Abedini family that “they are not super heroes, just regular people facing the same problems we all do, only under extreme circumstances.”

Mahoney and Schenck will hold a press conference later on Friday to show their continued support for Pastor Abedini.

“God calls us to stand on principle and justice not personalities,” Mahoney said.

Meanwhile, reaction to Naghmeh Abedini’s personal family trauma on social media has been mixed.

Robin G., writing on CBN News’ Facebook page, said, “Something about his just doesn’t feel right in my spirit.”

Jan H. wrote, “I’m sad that she didn’t keep this private. What is the point in exposing this to the whole world?”

Jenny J. said, “This is absolutely heart breaking. I am shocked.”

Nadege S. added, “It is easy to accuse a man who is locked up thousands of miles away in a dungeon.”

Meanwhile, another poster, Teresa C., warned people not to judge the Abedini’s writing: “We don’t know the whole story and it is not for us to know.”

The emotional and psychological trauma of enduring a hostage or kidnapping situation can be extremely difficult for families and loved ones involved.

“There’s a lot of studies that have shown that families incur post-traumatic stress at the same rate that hostages do,” Chris Voss, founder and CEO of The Black Swan Group, a company that solves business negotiations with hostage negotiation strategies said. “The reality is that this is the family’s darkest hour.”

Voss is a 24-year veteran of the FBI’s negotiation team and was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the agency.

Voss spoke with CBN News’ George Thomas about the pressures that prolonged, illegal imprisonment can put on families. Click below to watch the interview.

CBN Video: Fmr. Hostage Negotiator Discusses Abedini Imprisonment

http://cbn.com/tv/embedplayernews.aspx?bcid=4611421810001

 

“When someone is a hostage, the fear and trauma is overwhelming and unending they don’t know when it is going to end and it is a really horrifying experience for families,” Voss told CBN News from his office in California. “Families are held hostage as much as the hostages are.”

In a Washington Post, editorial Naghmeh Abedini wrote about the emotional toll the ordeal was taking on her family.

“The continued imprisonment of Saeed has taken a very emotional and tragic toll on our family,” Naghmeh said. “My kids have had to grow up without a father. Saeed has missed so many birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions.”

Abedini said since the US and Western countries signed a nuclear deal with Iran, her husband’s physical condition has gotten worse.

“Saeed was being beaten and interrogated by Iranian guards in prison,” Abedini wrote in the Washington Post. “During that encounter, guards interrogated Saeed and used a stun gun on him. Although there was no detailed information provided, Saeed was told he would face additional new charges, possibly extending his eight-year prison sentence.”

Voss says in such cases where a hostage victim endures great physical and psychological torture at the hands of their captors, families back home also feel the pain.

“What we have a tendency to do as human beings is that we imagine it in a very horrific fashion so the people that love him [Pastor Abedini] and the people that care about him are really putting themselves through hell trying to get him out, thinking about what he must be going through. It is truly the families [sic] darkest hour,” Voss said.

CBN News will continue to update

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The Christian Way to deal with Sin in the Camp

John R. Houk

© November 13, 2015

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Deceiving Christians


John R. Houk

© August 10, 2015

Mark Charles Hardie left another comment claiming as a candidate for President he is supportive of faith based Conservatives. The thing is he left the comment on this post: “This is Why we Call the Gay LobbyFascist!” Even that post was made in March 2015, Mr. Hardie’s first comment was made on August 7, 2015. Mr. Hardie’s comment was supportive of the homosexual agenda alluding to supporting same-sex marriage for after all, Jesus told us to love our enemies. Also he made it clear he was running for both the Senate to replace Barbara Boxer in California and as the Democratic nomination for POTUS.

As a Biblical believing Christian Mr. Hardie’s assertion that the Jesus paradigm of love your enemies was a poppycock stand in validating a homosexual lifestyle. I also questioned the validity of his candidacy for either the Senate or the Presidency. As of now I could not find a campaign website to examine his politics so I relied on searching out the few places asserting he is running for Office and that had some profile info. Frankly the info is a bit fantastic to believe as credible but there is a nagging truth he is a blogger for the Left Wing favorite the Huffington Post. I have no doubt this adds an air of credibility among Lefties (aka Progressives, Democrats, Marxist Utopians, et al).

I dismissed Mr. Hardie’s first comment with this post: “Justifying Homosexuality with ‘Love yourEnemies’?” This was posted on August 8, 2015.

Mr. Hardie’s second comment was not post on the 8/8 post but rather on 8/8/15 on the same location as his first comment but after my response to his first comment with a standalone post. Ergo, I am uncertain if Mr. Hardie actually read my dismissive post. Here is that second comment in order for you to ascertain for yourself if read my response or if he is simply proclaiming his Christian faith (which is a bit of a mystery if you take a look at “Justifying Homosexuality with ‘Love your Enemies’?”):

Mark Charles Hardie

August 8, 2015 at 8:59 PM

SUPPORTING CONSERVATIVE VALUES AND INSPIRING PEOPLE OF FAITH

This is a message from Mark Charles Hardie. I am a candidate for president of the United States and United States Senator representing California.

First, I want to inspire conservative people of faith. It’s vital to have faith in God. I know that keeping a strong faith and strong trust in God can protect people from spiritual attack by the wicked.

Second, I do not believe that Christians should compromise their beliefs. Instead, I think that Christians should “return to Christ”. I think Christians should return to Christ-like love and self-sacrifice. However, Christians should not be weak. Instead, Christians should seek to “cast out demons” and rid the world of Satan. I believe that Satan is defeated by the blood of Jesus.

Finally, I will proclaim the majesty and power of God for the rest of my life. (Minor editing performed)

You see, I am having a bit of a credibility issue with Mark Charles Hardie. Mr. asserts something that every Biblical Christian would shout “Amen” or “That’s good preaching”. For my point let’s re-read a portion:

“First, I want to inspire conservative people of faith. It’s vital to have faith in God. I know that keeping a strong faith and strong trust in God can protect people from spiritual attack by the wicked.

Second, I do not believe that Christians should compromise their beliefs. Instead, I think that Christians should “return to Christ”. I think Christians should return to Christ-like love and self-sacrifice. However, Christians should not be weak. Instead, Christians should seek to “cast out demons” and rid the world of Satan. I believe that Satan is defeated by the blood of Jesus.” (The BOLD emphasis is mine)

This is the same guy that wrote:

“… “Gay People Belong To God”. In other worlds, I meant to say that God Almighty created all human beings–both gay and straight. Jesus of Nazareth says, “Love your enemies”. I think Jesus wanted to open our hearts to people who may seem different. I was speaking of radical Godly compassion.” (Quoted from Justifying Homosexuality with ‘Love yourEnemies’?)

Although Mr. Hardie is implying homosexuals are the same as heterosexuals in the eyes of God Almighty. I do not agree with that sentiment. God specifically calls homosexuality an abomination; however doesn’t use a singular descriptive word, rather God is explicitly descriptive:

“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” (Leviticus 18: 22 NKJV)

In the HuffPo blog post Mark Charles Hardie is doing a good thing; viz. condemning violence against homosexuals because of their sin-life choice. Old Testament justice according to the Law of Moses given by God Almighty proclaimed a death penalty for breaking this commandment. God did NOT endorse torture which is what occurs when gay-bashers commit violent acts against homosexuals. BUT thanks to Jesus Christ the Son of God we are no longer subject to the penalties and curses of the Law of Moses because faith in the risen Lord delivers those who believe in Christ.

It has taken a few centuries for the Scriptural view to catch up with Christian practices. Death in this life is no longer a penalty for sin. Sin opens people up to – regardless of faith in Christ or not – to the consequence of separation from God. The degree that God-separation manifests in this life is between God Almighty and the individual committing sin. The Word of God does teach us that black-hearted unrepentant sin will manifest in the Last Judgment. Thus I pray for homosexuals for all humanity has in one way or another fallen short in matters of sin until the Return of Christ Jesus.

BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN I WILL STAND WITH VALIDATING A HOMOSEXUAL LIFESTYLE which is still an abomination in the sight of God. Violence is wrong but so is homosexuality.

Thus even though Mark Charles Hardie is condemning gay-bashing, he also implying that homosexuality is a practice that must be accepted in our culture. Our culture’s Christian heritage has slowly been whittled away by a Leftist agenda which exemplifies Secular Humanism as superior to God’s Word. Although I am increasingly in the minority opinion in our representative Republic, it is my belief that the Christian paradigm as stated in the Scriptures is superior to Secular Humanism. Hence the words of Mr. Hardie in his February 2015 HuffPo post does not match what he is telling Christians in his first comment nor in his second comment I cross posted above:

“…

Today, as I reflect upon the pain inflicted on this particular gay man, I am inspired with a new dream — not only an aspiration for LGBT equality — but a dream of gay empowerment. For without power there can be no true security or freedom of choice.

I have a dream today that gay people and lesbians will have a vested and inalienable right to universal marriage equality backed by the power of law. Gay marriage is not only a civil right to be enacted by governments, but it is a fundamental human right bestowed by the almighty hands of God.

My proposal calls for the creation of “California LGBT Police Departments” throughout the Golden State. These police departments, funded by the state, would be staffed exclusively by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender police officers. The goals of these proposed “LGBT Squads” are to better serve communities while minimizing troubling incidents of anti-gay violence.” (Gay People Are Gods: Protecting LGBT Communities Is a Divine Right; By Mark Charles Hardie; The BlogHuffPost Gay VoicesHuffington Post; 02/25/2015 3:56 pm EST – Updated: 04/27/2015 5:59 am EDT)

Mark Charles Hardie’s HuffPo post simply DOES NOT line with the words used in both his comments. His assertions and proposals are simply ungodly and abominable in the sight of God. It is my opinion Mr. Hardie wants Christians to compromise their beliefs. He is either lying to Biblical Christians or he Lying to Homosexuals or he is lying to himself. AGAIN this is not a guy that deserves a vote especially from Biblical believing Christians.

Holy Scriptures for Mark Charles Hardie and Believer’s in Christ to Consider

18Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘I am the Lord your God. 3According to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their ordinances. 4You shall observe My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them: I am the Lord your God. 5You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does, he shall live by them: I am the Lord.

22You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. (Leviticus 18: 1- 5, 22 NKJV)

And New Testament

Matthew

17“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.19Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

38“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’[a] 39But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

43“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[b] 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

John

8But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

2Now early[a] in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. 3Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught[b] in adultery, in the very act. 5Now Moses, in the law, commanded[c] us that such should be stoned.[d] But what do You say?”[e] 6This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.[f]

7So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up[g] and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 8And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience,[h] went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her,[i] “Woman, where are those accusers of yours?[j] Has no one condemned you?”

11She said, “No one, Lord.”

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and[k] sin no more.”

12Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (Matthew 5: 17-19, 38-39, 43-46; John 8: 1-12 NKJV)

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Christianity’s Non-Compete Clause


 

Jesus the ONLY Way

 

John R. Houk

© September 11, 2014

 

Here is a great essay by Kenneth Roberts that I found on Political Islam. The central theme is that Islam has a non-compete clause encoded into their holy writings and theology. And Mr. Roberts also takes the next step alluding that Islam is the only major religion with a non-compete clause.

 

I am a Christian so I probably shouldn’t comment definitively on the certainty of other religions accepting the existence of other faiths. However, I do know that Christianity has a non-compete clause also embedded into our Holy writings. The difference between Islam and Christianity is how that encoded non-compete is to be placed into action.

 

Islam overtly utilizes its incomprehensible dualistic theology in which two contradictory Quranic teachings are true as long as Islam is promoted. For example the Quran tells Muslims to treat the People of the Book with respect because these poor ignorant people were followers of Allah but allowed themselves to distort the content of their Holy writings. Contrasting this respect for the People of the Book is the command to kill them for blaspheming against Mohammed the false prophet and blaspheming the faith of Islam by asserting Jesus is both fully human and fully God and is a part of the Trinity which Christians believe is the mystery of three persons that are ONE God. The Islamic solution for this perceived blasphemy is to kill them wherever you find them. Although Islamic dualism is not specifically mentioned in this essay by Ali Sina, the essay demonstrates the reality of Islam toward non-Muslims:

 

Let us compare both sides of Quran:

 

In Surah 73:10 God tells Mohammad to be patient with his opponents, “Be patient with what they say, and part from them courteously”. While in Surah 2:191 God orders him to kill his opponents, “kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from wherever they drove you out.” In Surah 2:256 God tells Mohammad not to impose Islam by force, “There is no compulsion in religion”, Then again in verse 193 He tells his messenger to kill whoever rejects Islam, “Fight them until there is no persecution and the religion is God’s”. In Surah 29:45 God tells Mohammad to speak nicely to people of the Book (Christians and Jews), “Argue with people of the book, other than evil doers, only by means of what are better! and say, we believe in what has been sent down to us and sent down to you. Our God is the same as your God, and we are surrendered to Him.” But in Surah 9:29 Allah tells him to fight the people of the Book, “Fight those who do not believe in God and the last day… and fight People of the Book, who do not accept the religion of truth (Islam) until they pay tribute by hand, being inferior”.

 

Muhammad gives no justification for this discrepancy in the Quran and the change in Allah’s mood from peaceful to militant and conciliatory to confrontational. Muslim apologists in the West present the kinder verses of the Quran or what is known as the Early Revelation. While Islamic scholars, when have only Muslims as their audience, say that those softer verses of the Quran were abrogated and supplanted by harsher ones. The reason given is, as Al Maudoody puts it, “Mohammad became strong enough to move from the stage of weakness to the stage of Jihad”. READ ENTIRETY (The Contradictory teachings of the Quran; By Ali Sina; found at Harrington Sites – Attributed to FaithFreedom.org but couldn’t find it)

 

The Religion of Peace has collated some Muslim suras that show the Quran requiring violence and/or death for non-Muslims that defy Islamic Supremacism: “What does the Religion of Peace Teach About Violence?

 

Christianity in contrast does not teach human beings to exact violence and death against nonbelievers of Christianity. Rather Christians are to share the Good News of Christ’s deliverance from this dark age by believing that the Blood of Christ exacted on Him by human hands is the Redemption price for Adam and Eve’s failure in selling out to Satan in the Garden of Eden; thus one must believe in Jesus is the Son of God in deity and the son of man via Mary Who died on the Cross, was buried for three days and arose from the grave in bodily form to reside on the Right Hand of God the Father. Unbelief is dealt with in the Last Judgment when the Book of Life is opened to see whose name is written or not written in it. God’s Mercy is extended for that human decision until a person’s dying breath to Believe in Christ Jesus.

 

Unfortunately as the Christian Church became a State Religion, rulers of man exacted punishment on nonbelievers for refusing to believe. That unscriptural punishment included a death sentence and mass genocide in the name of Jesus Christ. However such crimes against humanity is distinctly against the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God both coequal with the Father and with the nature of humanity. Taking on a sinless version of human nature in Christ is what makes Redemption from the lost nature of humanity possible in Christ’s Redeeming act.

 

Here are New Testament Scriptures demonstrating Redemption and toleration:

 

13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.[a] 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but[b] have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

 

18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” (Jesus talking in John 3: 13-21 NKJV)

 

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

 

7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1: 3-7 NKJV)

 

3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

 

12 Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. 14 And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.

 

20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.

 

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. 43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. 44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.”[a] The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

 

46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord[b] from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear[c] the image of the heavenly Man. (Bold text mine – 1 Corinthians 15: 3-8, 12-14, 20-26, 42-49 NKJV)

 

5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Bold text mine – Philippians 2: 5-11 NKJV)

 

In case you have been too brainwashed to understand the mystery here, verse six proclaims Jesus is equal to God and ergo is God. Verse seven tells us Jesus emptied Himself of those Divine prerogatives as God to become a human being. Verse eight tells us he became a human being to be able to die. And we did Jesus as a man need to die? Because only a human being could remit the spiritual DNA passed to every single human by Adam that had become through disobedience by believing and giving allegiance to Satan in the Garden.

 

6 Now when these things had been thus prepared, the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services. 7 But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance; 8 the Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing.9 It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience—10 concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.

 

11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come,[a] with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

 

23 Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.24 For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; 25 not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another— 26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. (Hebrews 9: 6-15, 23-28 NKJV)

 

Jesus sets the example of how to treat people in the present time who reject Him. In Jesus’ day Jews and the Samaritans did not get along too well. Samaritans were the descendants of the remnant left in Israel after deportation occurred by Assyrian conquest. These Jews (or really the remnant of the ten-tribe Northern Kingdom) that were left behind were devoid of spiritual leadership plus any Judaic faith they possessed was also corrupted by bad Kings allowing polytheistic religions to be practiced so that the King of Judah still centered in Jerusalem would not inspire rebellion. The Assyrians left these leaderless there to work the land. These remnant Northern Kingdom Hebrews left behind developed a religion that combing Judaic beliefs with some polytheistic beliefs. The returning Jews from the second deportation executed by conquering Babylon viewed these surviving remnant with disdain and thus as impure. This shows the reason Samaritans treated Jesus badly in the verses below:

 

51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. 53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. 54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?”[a]

 

55 But He turned and rebuked them,[b] and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.[c]And they went to another village. (Bold text is mine – Luke 9-51-56 NKJV)

 

Hmm … What would Mohammed have done?

 

11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

 

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[b] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren[c] only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors[d] do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5: 11-12, 43-48 NKJV)

 

How would Mohammed react to an enemy?

 

10 Also He said to them, “In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place. 11 And whoever[a] will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them.[b] Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!” (Mark 6-10-11 NKJV)

 

Mecca authorities had given Mohammed the boot. Mo went to Medina for refuge. For some idiotic reason the Medinans who appeared to be swayed by a Jewish-Arab tribe made a deal with Mo, BUT Mo began to gather in followers largely to the revenue sharing plan from robbing trade caravans. These followers became militarized. The Medina Jews became concerned with the writing on the wall concerning Mo’s power. Mo sets up the Jewish-Arab tribe with a false accusation providing the excuse to usurp power and authority from the Jewish-Arabs. The final result – Mo beheaded all the males above puberty and placed the useful women (regardless of marital status) into sex-slavery. After the Jews and Mo’s own Arab tribe were sufficiently subdued the false prophet practically walked on in to Mecca as the new ruler. Mo spent the remainder his days conquering today’s Arabic Peninsula being particularly harsh to those refusing to convert to Islam.

 

Christians have a non-compete clause but as earlier noted Scripture does not demand violence or death for refusing Christ as Savior. Neither do the Scriptures demand violence or death for a person who chooses to leave the Faith either for another or out of atheism. Even so leaving Christianity places a person in a position to have their name erased from the Book of Life opened at the Last Judgment.

 

6 since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you,7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe,[a] because our testimony among you was believed. (2 Thessalonians 1: 6-10 NKJV)

 

If one leads an unchristian lifestyle yet still professes Christianity there is a problem that needs to be dealt with. But still, the solution is not violence or death:

 

9 I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.

 

12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.”[a] (1 Corinthians 5: 9-13 NKJV)

 

Shunning an unrepentant apostate in the hope that repentance brings a return to Faith:

 

6 This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, 7 so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. 8 Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him. 9 For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things. (2 Corinthians 2: 6-9 NKJV)

 

Knowingly flirting with any sin that separates from God after experiencing Redemption in Christ presents a danger to self that may have eternal consequences:

 

1 Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this we will[a] do if God permits.

 

4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 if they fall away,[b] to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

 

9 But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. 10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of[a] love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6: 1-6, 9-12 NKJV)

 

Salvation is easy to attain in Christ but one must be sure to work out their Salvation in order to NOT condemn themselves to a negative eternal judgment.

 

Jesus Christ the Son of God is the ONLY way to a positive eternity in union with God Almighty:

 

7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came before Me[a] are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10: 7-10 NKJV)

 

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

 

15 “If you love Me, keep[a] My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

 

19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. 20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

 

26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14: 6, 15-17, 19-21, 26-27 NKJV)

 

The Christian non-compete clause thus is an extension of God’s Grace and Mercy in which the actual outcome results in a positive or negative Last Judgment according to the time spent in your mortal coil and your last mortal breath.

 

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Islam’s Non-Compete Clause

 

By Kenneth Roberts

September 6, 2014

Political Islam

 

Imagine a football league where only one team is allowed to score goals or win. That’s the premise of political Islam.

 

Islam is the only religion with a non-compete clause. Non-compete agreements in today’s business world defend proprietary information. Proprietary ideas give companies their leading edge. Islam goes beyond branding itself ‘the best’ (which all ideologies do); Islam forbids other ideologies from competing with Islam in a number of areas. It’s like a modern corporation, but more ruthless.

Islam’s Unique Idea

Islam’s unique, proprietary idea is jihad, the holy war to eliminate competition with Islam. According to Ibn Khaldun, the holy war of jihad is not permitted to other religions or ideologies.

 

Non-Compete Regulations

Islam’s non-compete restrictions are summarized in the infamous Pact of Omar and Sharia law. They regulate non-Muslims from competing with Muslim males in the following areas: proselytizing, politics, employment opportunities, social status, prestige or ‘honor’, public events, using the Arabic language, teaching about Islam, marrying Muslim women, the security of possessions and the elegance or height of buildings…even in how the Kafirs dress. Nor may women compete with Muslim males, since Allah made women constitutionally inferior to men ‘in reason and religion’.

Islam’s non-compete restrictions are the Kafirs’ terms of surrender to the Islamic state. The Pact of Omar was made by eighth-century caliphs to be forced on non-Muslims against their wills. Wherever Islamists become the ruling class, the Pact of Omar is dragged out to crush whatever challenges Islamic monopolies. That makes Kafirs and women permanent underclasses in Sharia-ruled societies.

 

Islamists want to insinuate Sharia into Kafir societies before Kafirs and women are aware of its non-compete implications.

In a Sharia society, non-competition applies everywhere, even in the law courts where Sharia favors the inconvenience, impoverishment and humiliation of Kafirs and the inferior status of women.

 

How Islam defends non-competition

Islamic non-competition is defended by jihad. Jihad is a monopoly on aggression. Allah forbids Kafirs from resisting jihad in any way, since counterjihad is a way of competing with Islam.

What makes Islam’s non-compete system draconian is the normative means to enforce it: vigilantism. Since murder is reprehensible, Sharia law craftily hides the murder of Kafirs and apostates behind verbiage, mumbo jumbo and silence. Silence should not be overlooked as a powerful legal weapon!

 

America’s emancipation of slaves did not entirely end slavery. American slavery slyly continued as late as 1928 because no punishment was on the books for slave-owners, even though slavery was illegal. Similarly, Sharia law has no punishment for a vigilante who murders an apostate or a blasphemer. Islamic vigilantes in such cases are ‘killing by right’, that is, Allah authorizes killing apostates and blasphemers on the example of Mohammed. Vigilantes are considered auxiliary police enforcing Allah’s non-compete laws. Such vigilantes are heroes, rather than criminals.

 

Islam’s top authority on Sharia, the fatwa department of Al Azhar University in Cairo has sanctioned Islamic vigilantism. In theory, the death sentence for blasphemy is imposed by the Islamic state, but if the state isn’t available to act, a private Muslim vigilante may carry out a death sentence against a blasphemer. This is where Islamic law gets interesting. A self-directed vigilante may execute a fatwa issued by an imam, but even a fatwa is not necessary. When a Kafir competes with Islam or its prophet, a vigilante may murder the blasphemer even without a fatwa being issued.

 

We cannot imagine a Christian pastor issuing a death warrant, yet two hundred thousand imams are authorized to do so and over a billion Muslims are deputized to kill. Many writers and cartoonists around the world (such as Salman Rushdie, Robert Redecker, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Kurt Westergaard, Lars Vilks, Molly Norris, Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have a clear understanding of Islamic vigilantism, since they live with full-time security guards. Almost everyone writing about Islam has received anonymous death threats. Writing about Islam breaches Islam’s non-compete clause.

Results of Non-Compete

The cost of Islam’s non-compete contract is stagnation. ‘Innovation’ (an evil word in Islam) is forbidden, because Islam’s alleged perfection cannot be improved. The 7th century is deemed the time of perfection, so Muslims cannot progress past it. Sharia leads the world backwards to the 7th century, not forwards to progress.

 

Muslims want to be world leaders, but their non-compete makes them followers. Competition has everything and produces everything that the Islamic world craves and needs for its survival, but the Muslim world produces little because of its philosophy of non-competition.

Jihadists curb their cognitive dissonance by repeating their certainty of Islam’s moral perfection until they all but drown out the images and voices of modernity. They want Islamic terrorism removed from discussion, so that 7th-century-loving Muslims are not contrasted with progress-loving Kafirs. Jihadists live in denial, but many burn out: they half-heartedly see backwardness is not the answer.

What should we do?

 
First of all, Kafirs need to see Islam’s non-compete clause is a real threat to progress and democratic values. Islamic belief in non-competition means that no progress is needed or possible. But Islam’s allegedly perfect society never existed, unless slavery, misogyny, vigilantism, inequality and genocide are ‘perfect’. Non-competition is bad for people. Societies that imposed monopolies on thought and political power have had cycles of revolution and counter-revolution or have stalled in poverty, disease and superstition.

Secondly, we should fault Islam’s non-compete system because it spreads fear; we should ban jihad because it has caused more than 270 million deaths and always creates tyrannies.

Recognizing political Islam’s dysfunction, today’s Muslims flee from it to live in free non-Islamist countries. Surveys show 65% of Muslims are Islamists in theory, but not in practice. This contradiction is Islam’s Achilles’ heel. Westerners should highlight it, rather than flattering the Islamism of oil-rich countries in order to keep oil prices low.

Mohammed declared endless war on competition giving Muslim males monopolies on everything. Jihadists expect to win this war through high birthrates and terrorism.

Many Western leaders shield jihad and supremacism from ideological scrutiny because they underestimate the pervasiveness of Islamism. Are they fit to lead?

As Islamism spreads, the vibrancy of the competitive world will gradually be dampened by Islam’s non-competition and terrorism.

 

It is self-refuting to fight the jihadists militarily, without blaming Islam’s non-compete philosophy. Non-competition is what ignites the jihadist culture, so refuting the non-compete philosophy of Islam should be a top priority.

 

“A footnote to a reader ‘David’ [Ken — September 7, 2014 @ 7:34 PM]:

Convict leasing began in 1846 and lasted until July 1, 1928, when Herbert Hoover was vying for the White House. When the U.S. entered World War II, the Franklin Roosevelt administration realized that the continued existence of involuntary servitude in the South undermined war propaganda against the Axis. Less than a week after Pearl Harbor, Circular N0. 3591 was issued to all federal prosecutors instructing them to prosecute cases of “involuntary servitude and slavery”. Finally, the Thirteenth Amendment would be enforced.

Sharia law maintains a loophole allowing the murder of apostates and blasphemers by private Muslims.”

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Christianity’s Non-Compete Clause

John R. Houk

© September 11, 2014

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Islam is an Anti-American – Antichrist Religious Cult


Constitution-Bill of Right NOT Compatible Islam

Islam is an Anti-American – Antichrist Religious Cult

Including a Commentator’s Thoughts on Previous Post

 

John R. Houk

© February 21, 2014

 

I am a member of several Counterjihad groups on Facebook. Many of the posts I place on SlantRight 2.0 are shared on many of these groups. I received a very good comment from Ray Lanfear on the group No Sharia 4 America which I feel compelled to share as a separate post it shares an opinion that concurs with my thoughts that Americans need to WAKE-UP to comprehend that Islam is a theopolitical ideology that is a threat to the American way of life because its doctrines demand militant action to spread globally. DO NOT BE FOOLED! Islam is not peace. Islam is oppression. Islam is the absence of Freedom and Liberty that our U.S. Constitution ensures will not be violated. Now I realize Islamic adherents find my conclusions ridiculous primarily because they have decided to SUBMIT to Allah and the human Muslims call the prophet Mohammed. The problem arises between me and Islamic doctrine is my refusal to submit to the acknowledgment that Islam is the only way which means I have insulted Islam, Allah and Mohammed. This is doctrinally unacceptable in Islam. Islamic doctrine demands that a person like me – a Christian – that believes faith in Christ is the only way must be terminated for such an insult to Islam. Do not be fooled by any “People of the Book” malarkey. Under Islam the “People of the Book” are to be protected and tolerated ONLY if they submit to the superiority of Islam and understand they must live as inferior beings with no rights in comparison to Muslims and then are doomed to Islamic hell.

 

Now a Biblical Christian believes a person who rejects Christ will live their eternity in hell; however Scripturally, Christians should believe punishment in this life for rejecting Christ as long as a person lives in conjunction with the laws of the land are not to be punished or discriminated against for rejecting Christ. Judgment for eternity is in God’s hands not mans. Biblically it is the Christian’s duty to keep presenting the Good News of Redemption in Christ Jesus the Son of God until death in this life moves one to God’s judgment.

 

Admittedly and sadly, history has shown that where Christianity was the dominant religion the intolerance of non-Christians permeated society. First Jews then Muslims followed by primitive religions of an animistic nature were not tolerated by Christian rulers and Christian conquerors (in animism’s case especially on the North and South American Continents). In the early days of European Christian domination Jews were persecuted unjustly as Christ-killer culprits. The Christ-killer appellation was impugned even though Roman polytheists are as culpable in the unjust Crucifixion of Christ as the Jewish leadership jealous of losing their authority to Roman absolute control were culpable. And please do note I wrote “Jewish leadership”. The New Testament portrays Jesus as the most popular with the Jewish people that perceived that Jesus was alleviating woes of sickness and social idiocy. When push comes to shove though, most people will follow the direction of their religious leaders not perceiving any hypocrisy in leadership motives.

 

AND FURTHER for the plan of God to make Redemption available for humanity, it was absolutely necessary for an absolutely innocent human to sacrifice his life in order for humanity under the oppression of Adam’s curse for selling out to Satan. Jesus the son of Mary fit the human bill and Jesus the Son of God fit the sinlessness inherited from a Divine nature. Thus making Jesus Christ fully man (son of Mary) and fully God (Son of God the Father) simultaneously. In choosing the Redemptive Salvation of one’s on will in Christ one is transferred from Satan’s kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light of God’s only begotten Son. The Promise is to live in perpetual fellowship in Right Standing (Righteousness) with God in Christ Jesus.

 

This is opposed to the Muslim promise of paradise for dying as a martyr for Allah experiencing carnal pleasures of 72 virgins and unlimited wine both forbidden to Male Muslims in their natural life.

 

In the case of brutality of Christianity with Muslims. By the Middle Ages a combination of European military innovations and the constant raiding Christian Europe began to lead the Christian leaders of the day to be fed up. So when it was reported (whether the truth was stretched or not) that Muslims were attacking Christians making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, a unified excuse was presented for Christian Noble Families to prepare their own military expeditions to plunder the Muslims – quite brutally in the beginning – on the way to create new feudal kingdoms. To the Holy Land these were the Crusades in the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) this was the Reconquista. Reprehensibly the Jews were victims even more so during the Crusades and Reconquista for they had been basically a scattered people without a nation since the Roman Expulsion between 70 AD and 135 AD. It is my contention that the Crusades that Muslims whine about was the result of the Jihad and plundering excursions against Christian Europe. Neither side was exactly saintly in their rules of engagement.

 

Well … Chuckle, that was my unsuspected sermon of Good News of Redemption in Christ. Below is Ray Lanfear’s brilliant comment affirming Islam is contradictory to American Constitutional Life.

 

JRH 2/21/14

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Response to ‘Oklahoma Voters Know the Enemy

Original blog link – SlantRight 2.0

 

By Ray Lanfear 

February 19, 2014 7:01pm

No Sharia 4 America Facebook Group

 

Enough is enough. America, wake up over 500,000 Muslim/Refugee/immigrants our being relocated to the United States. It’s time to turn back this trend. Did you vote for that? No one voted on this? For the real truth Google [Editor: the arbitrary link that I used in my browser]TheProjectMuslimBrotherhood[Editor: Link to an Investigative Project on Terrorism PDF document of the original Arabic followed by the English translation]. It is their secret doctrine to destroy America from within. Guess what, they are succeeding folks. One only has to look at England, Belgium, France, Germany, and the rest of Europe today. It is sad what Paris has become, mainly due to the Muslim immigration; take a good look at Europe and that is America in 25 years, unless something is done to prevent “theprojectmuslimbrotherhood[Editor: This link to ‘The Project’ is from Discover The Networks] from making further inroads into America, our cities, schools, universities and textbooks and yes, even our own government.

 

Multiculturalism is literally destroying Europe. You give them one inch and they will eventually erode our American culture. There are now over 700 “Islamic no go Muslim Zones” within England, France and Germany. Islam is not a religion but a political ideology. It is the antithesis of a free society. Take a look at Dearborn-Michigan, [SEE Also HERE] Tennessee, New York, Indiana, S. Dakota, California and Colorado. [These States] have so far most of the immigrants. What State is next?

 

I have no problem with the “peaceful Muslim” that want to integrate into our culture and follow our laws. The problem lies in that they want to dominate and force Islam and Sharia Law upon us all. Awareness is the issue, put the word out folks. Most families are just trying to survive and pay their bills, working two jobs, raising their children. They just don’t have the time to keep up with what is really taking place across America today and the mainstream news will not carry it due to political correctness. [This is] Just not acceptable here in America folks! Stand up and be counted! “When good men and woman are quiet evil always wins”.

 

Forget about be labeled a racist, or being politically correct. Tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism is not good for America. Let them adapt to our culture, period Amen. Why should we adapt to their culture America?

 

Again for facts and truth Google “theprojectmuslimbrotherhood[Editor: This link is a 93 minute documentary all about the Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda for North America. The discovered document is called ‘The Project’] [which] speaks volumes on the intent to destroy us from within. Who will stop this “insanity” from becoming a reality in America? Jews, Christians, Priests and infidels are being slaughtered and Christian churches are being burned to the ground. Enough is enough folks. Where is the condemnation of these acts from all the Muslims that are here? There are nearly 3 million here already yet you barely hear any of them condemn the atrocities. What you do will affect your children and grandchildren and future generations of America yet to come. Stand up and be counted to defeat this real threat upon America. Europe is losing the battle already, and America will be next. Forget about being labeled and do what is right America. We need a solution. Time is running out.

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John R. Houk

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Human Efforts to Save Humanity – God’s Plan to Save Humanity


Enterprise - 100 YR Starship Warp Drive 2

John R. Houk

© December 23, 2013

 

I DVR-ed a National Geographic Documentary entitled “Evacuate Earth” and managed to finish watching yesterday. I believe the Documentary is about a year old being made in 2012. The scenario is: What will Earth’s human beings do if scientists detect a neutron star on a collision course to our little blue planet estimating its arrival to be about 80 years?

 

The reality is there a number of cosmic occurrences that might threaten life on planet earth. Some examples are the existence of large comets and asteroids, black hole formations, our Sun dying and probably other scenarios I can’t think of at the moment including a collision course with a neutron star. I found a concise description of a neutron star and its destructive force at Moon Project:

 

… Formed by the gravitational collapse of a massive star during a supernova, neutron stars are made almost entirely of neutrons and have a density 500,000 times greater than that of the Earth, all packed into a sphere with a diameter no larger than Brooklyn, New York. The density of such an object is roughly the equivalent of the entire human population crushed down to the size of a sugar cube! Like any star, neutron stars are moving against a backdrop of other cosmic objects and can be detected and tracked here on Earth, So what if we did detect one that was heading straight for us? Would there be anything we could do to divert or destroy it? The short answer?

 

No.

 

We can predict how long it will take to reach us and how close it will need to get for its effects to start to be felt but once we know those things, then what? Lets (sic) say we’ve found one that will reach us in 100 years, that means the countdown has begun and we need to start thinking about the logistics of moving 7 billion people from one planet to another. There wont (sic) be time to double-check and triple check that the conditions are perfect on a rocket that has never been designed before using current technology with people who don’t have the best reputation for getting on. Well, good luck to any one (sic) who thinks they can make that happen.

 

… (Taxi for Humanity: Where could we go and how would we get there when our time on Earth is up? By R. J. Morwood; Moon Project; 4/3/13 1:25 PM)

 

This is probably why National Geographic chose the neutron star scenario for their documentary. Such a collision with Earth would result in the utter destruction of the planet. There is only one possibility for the human race to continue to exist. Existence would depend on evacuating the Earth.

 

I was so fascinated by the NatGeo Documentary, it went through nearly 80 years of construction of this huge space ship built piece by piece by launching the parts in increments as they were made globally. They counted down to just before the neutron star obliterated the Earth. In the Documentary they showed it was possible to view the neutron star bringing Earth’s demise fracturing the planet into pieces in either disintegration or producing an outer space debris belt.

 

Imagine that drama from the space ship! The passengers are already aware that the Earth’s billions died horribly prior to the planet fragmentation. Add to that those billions of dead that undoubtedly included family and friends then they viewed the blue ball – their ancestral home – disappear into nothingness. That is a sad drama.

 

At the end of this post I will post the Youtube version of the entire Documentary of Evacuate Earth. But until some things caught my imagination. Principle of which is the selection process of the minimal minority to be saved dooming the majority billions to a death sentence of nature. The next thought was also very important to me because those thoughts deal with my faith as a Bible believing Christian. Let’s look at the sad near science fiction scenario of a neutron star causing a global effort to save enough of the human race to allow it to perpetuate – somewhere. Then I’ll touch on my Bible faith and a God-breathed scenario.

 

There are many of us bloggers that see nefarious happenings politically that points to a Left Wing conspiracy to control a New World Order and/or an Islamist Caliphate World Order by Islamic imperialists. I use the “and/or” because there might be a little disagreement about NWO scenario is preeminent or if the Leftists and Islamists are feeding off of each other to destroy the present global order and then the Leftists and Islamists going toe-to-toe on a bloody genocidal scale for victory.

 

So, what is the effect on these Conspiracy Theories if it is proven a neutron star is what will transform humanity rather than theological/political ideology? My guess is that Muslims devoted to the Quran will put their trust with their demon-deity (yeah I know Leftist Multiculturalists and Muslim Apologists are thinking bigotry rather than comprehending that Bible believers believe Christ is the ONLY WAY to God) Allah to show the neutron star will initiate the global Caliphate age against the kafir (aka infidel). My next guess is that secularist scientists aligned with Leftists will begin a plan build something and anything to allow selected human beings to get out of Dodge before the Earth’s High Noon.

 

The Muslims might have the money, but the scientific community will have the support of government money, natural resources and great minds used to teaming up for solutions. Not that Muslims don’t have great minds. After all AQ Khan developed nuclear weapons for Pakistan and has leaked nuke info to violent prone Muslim rogue nations. In this modern age most Muslim great minds living in Islamic dominated nations think more about Islamic theopolitical philosophy and weaponization. This is not exactly a team playing combination to save Earth’s brightest and fittest to begin survival and re-population of the human race on an Earth-like planet.

 

It is my opinion, all political correctness aside, it will be the Western nations, prominent scientists of Israel and Asians representing China, Japan, South Korea and India that will decide the survival of the human race. This leads to another conundrum. Those that select the people to be saved will likely be the scientific community, political powerhouses that are influential on government purse strings and the more intelligent of the rich and famous. There is one thing I can guarantee about such an elitist selection committee the common man that is the backbone of successful economies will not be selected.

 

This will leave seven or so billion people among divided national borders left to choose how they will deal with such a transition. You do realize the scenario at this point is a Leftist utopian’s dream concerning depopulation to save humanity. Instead of systematically euthanizing hundreds of millions of people to make feeding the people easier and to be easier on planet Earth’s ecosystem, simply leave billions of people behind to die at the hands of a neutron star.

 

Most people have a natural survival instinct even if they don’t resources. That is why a lot of bloggers believe if an economic collapse occurs followed political chaos in nation-states that every-man-for-himself rioting and violence will be the new lawless social structure. If political chaos predictors are accurate about an economic collapse scenario, just think how things could turn ugly when the global population realizes that there is an Evacuate Earth plan that does not include the general population. I suspect attempts to thwart government control will turn into civil strife, civil war or just downright revolution to change the power structure with no actual end-game in mind if there is success in revolting against current regimes.

 

The reality is that the political regimes in control will have the military power to suppress and/or contain revolutionary civil strife to territorial areas away from the construction from whence the components for a starship are being built then sent to outer space for assembly. I am willing to bet the power of united elites will hesitate to use armed extreme prejudice to protect the escape plan. Which brings me to another wondering thought. I wonder when the military rank and file will realize that most of them will not be boarding a completely assembled starship to escape death from a neutron star.

 

This is when a number of lower rank officers will organize against the ruling elites to achieve an inclusion impossibility. I say impossible because this not Noah’s Ark created by the supernatural hand of God. This is a large space Ark that will only so-much room to take what is need to survive an interstellar trip with the uncertain hope of finding a planet to colonize. Unless national military personnel are willing to make a sacrifice for the greater good, I have serious doubts an interstellar spaceship Ark will find completion. The result: the end and extinction of the human race with nothing left to indicate intelligent life existed in portion of the unfathomable cosmos.

 

And yet with all the scenario guessing the U.S. via the route of government agencies are spending money to develop technology for interstellar travel. America’s most famous super-secret agency – Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) – has been working with NASA in a 100 year program to study and implement space travel.

 

We exist to make the capability of human travel beyond our solar system a reality within the next 100 years. We unreservedly dedicate ourselves to identifying and pushing the radical leaps in knowledge and technology needed to achieve interstellar flight, while pioneering and transforming breakthrough applications that enhance the quality of life for all on Earth. We actively seek to include the broadest swath of people and human experience in understanding, shaping and implementing this global aspiration.

 

 

When we explore space, we garner the greatest benefits here at home. The challenge of traveling to another star system could generate transformative activities, knowledge, and technologies that would dramatically benefit every nation on Earth in the near term and years to come.

 

 

Travel to the stars will require: the development of revolutionary non-chemical technologies to generate, harness, control and store enormous quantities of energy safely; radical advancements in closed-loop life-support systems and sustainable habitats; new insights into human development, health, behavior and training; quantum leaps in agriculture, communication and handling massive data sets; advances in robotics, automation, intelligent systems, and manufacturing techniques; as well as deeper, robust understanding and innovative approaches to social structures, education, economics and finance, legal frameworks, politics and international collaboration. READ ENTIRETY (take the NEXT GIANT LEAP FORWARD; 100 Year Starship)

 

The BBC has an article about DARPA’s 100 Year Starship program and a principle formulator of the program Dr. Jack Sarfatti:

 

Stellar pipedream?

 

But the 100YSS is not a fringe activity started by a bunch of dreamers. It has the backing of two high-profile US agencies – the space agency Nasa and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), the US military agency that helped create the internet and satellite-based navigation. Darpa has a track record for these kinds of seemingly impossible technologies: in recent years it has sponsored attempts to develop a hypersonic aircraft and driverless cars.

 

But even those might pale next to the goal of sending a manned spaceship to the stars. And the agency’s willingness to embrace unconventional ideas and people – like Sarfatti – means the project divides opinion. For its backers it is a visionary blueprint for interstellar travel. For the naysayers, it is a crackpot idea with no hope of even getting off the ground.

 

For those who might consider a starship something of a pipedream, David Neyland, the head of the Darpa office in charge of the 100YSS, points to the agency’s ability to spur innovation in unexpected areas, an ability that has proven critical to its success.The iPhone in your pocket is powered by cellular radio technology that came out of communications research Darpa did back in the 70s and 80s,” says Neyland. “So it is that unintended consequence of technology research that we are hoping to inspire.” READ ENTIRETY (100 Year Starship: An interstellar leap for mankind? By Sharon Weinberger; BBC – FUTURE; 3/22/12)

 

Although scenario of Earth’s destruction by NatGeo will probably not happen with a pleasant end for humanity, the NatGeo prediction of interstellar travel is actually plausible bringing science fiction into the realm of science fact. This Dr. Sarfatti is actually exploring physics concepts of a Star Trek-like warp drive, once believed outside the realm of reality by serious physicist theorists. The 100 Year Starship project even has the first female astronaut in spaceMae Jemison Wikipedia/NASA heading the project – Mae Jemison. There is another reason that I believe the NatGeo Evacuate Earth scenario will not occur.

 

Here’s the thing. I have faith in the God of the Holy Bible. God’s plan is to save all humanity from the fate of Satan to be contained to the Lake of Fire in Hell for eternity. The difference between the Bible and Quran is that the Bible gives humanity opportunity after opportunity to make a free choice to be Redeemed by the Redemptive act of Jesus Christ on the Cross and the Lord’s bodily Resurrection from the dead as the glorified fully human and fully God. Allah’s plan is to send some supernatural being along with a fake Christ to militarily force humanity in the present to time to convert to Islam or die.

 

The God of the Bible plan is that God Himself as the Second Person of the Trinity will lead both Angelic armies and the armies of the Believers in Christ to defeat the nations following the human Anti-Christ, the human False Prophet and the Beast under the direction of Satan. Even in defeat the nations will have a chance to call Jesus Lord and in the thousand year reign of Christ. At the end of the Thousand Years humanity will have its last chance to be with God or be with Satan just released from Hell’s chains to tempt humanity one last time. After which all Fallen Angels, all Satan loving humans and Satan will be sentenced to the Lake of Fire after the Last Judgment. (Read Revelation 20)

 

Is there a threat to the existence of the Earth Biblically? The answer is ‘yes.’ It is a ‘yes’ even though humanity survives the Earth’s destruction. New Heaven - New Earth

 

All Things Made New

 

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. 2 Then I, John,[a] saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 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. 4 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.”

 

5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me,[b] “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

 

6 And He said to me, “It is done![c] I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things,[d] and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, unbelieving,[e]abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

 

The New JerusalemNew Jerusalem - Pat Wagner

 

9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me[f] and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”[g] 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy[h]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.

 

21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

 

The Glory of the New Jerusalem

 

22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it,[a] for the glory[b] of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 And the nations of those who are saved[c] shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.[d] 25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.[e] 27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes[f] an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (Revelation 21: 1-11; 21-27 NKJV)

 

And just as an addendum to all those that do not believe Jesus Christ – fully man and fully God simultaneously – is the Son of God that Resurrected after He was Crucified by sinful men to save ALL sinful men who choose life in Christ Jesus the Deliverer and Savior by believing the Good News rather than the lying influence of Satan.King Jesus Holding Hour Glass Measuring Time Left

 

The Time Is Near

 

6 Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the holy[a] prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.

 

7 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

 

8 Now I, John, saw and heard[b] these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.

 

9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For[c] I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous[d] still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

 

Jesus Testifies to the Churches

 

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 Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”[e]

 

14 Blessed are those who do His commandments,[f] that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But[g] outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

 

16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

 

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

 

A Warning

 

18 For[h] I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add[i] to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away[j] his part from the Book[k] of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. (Revelation 22: 6-19 NKJV)

 

 

VIDEO: Earth Evacuate

 

 

JRH 12/23/13

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Our Time is short…


Jesus Christ the Son of God and Savior. If you do not have a personal inward witness that the Blood of Jesus has redeemed you from this dark and twisted world this video will speak volumes to you.

 

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VIDEO: Our Time is short…

 

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Published: Sep 22, 2013

 

A short video showing how short our time is and what we can do to make sure that we are ready!

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I wanted to share this short video with all of you and encourage you to share it with all your friends and family members. It’s only 18 minutes long but it really packs a wallop and we have already received a lot of truly awesome comments:

 

– Hail to my LOVING GOD JESUS CHRIST! The GREAT I AM! – L.C.

 

– …… Joshua 24:15,”As For Me And My House, We Will Serve The LORD”

Listen To The Message Of The Cross; JESUS Did Give His Life For You.

Accept His Free Gift Of Eternal Salvation Today, ‘Being Left’ Behind Is Forever!

 

Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem, GOD Bless ISRAEL – RANJO517

 

– OH HOW I LOVE JESUS HE IS MY HERO AND I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HIM COME QUICKLY LORD JESUS COME QUICKLY IN JESUS NAME AMEN!!! – Cecil4god

 

–  WOW  THANK YOU AND GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY!! – Diva2dz

 

 

 

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