The Importance of Israel

“A Different Kind of Tree” is about moving from a sinner to a child of God; this post is also about that movement. Where do you stand?

In 2008, Obama campaigned by showing support of Israel; now in his last month in office, this hypocrite is condemning Israel. Going along with the rest of the world that has a problem with Israel’s existence.

This week, the U.N. passed a resolution to remove land from Israel and Sec. of State Kerry supported the action. He stated the land belonged to the state of Palestine – for your information, Mr. Kerry, Palestine has never been a state. Furthermore, Mr. Kerry, the Temple Mount is NOT an Israeli settlement. Though Arabs were around with the Jews, the Jews had this ground thousands of years before Islam was created.

The warlords are from Palestine, not Israel. It is Palestine digging the tunnels, not Israel. If Palestine would put their weapons down, there would be peace, yet they hide behind their own civilian shields for hateful political reasons to make Israel look bad to the world when she tries to defend herself.

Zechariah 14:1 says; “A day of the LORD is coming, Jerusalem, when your possessions will be plundered and divided up within your very walls.” And then in verse 3, “Then the LORD will go out and fight those nations, as He fights on a day of battle.” And then verses 8 & 9: “On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in Summer and in Winter. The LORD will be King over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and His name the only name.” [underline added, see John 4:10 and 7:38]

Sinfully, the Obama Administration gave billions of our tax dollars to Iran for nuclear power, then gave billions more to arm the neighboring countries to defend themselves against a nuclear Iran. What is the real drive in these reckless actions? These violent countries surround Israel, a small peaceful democratic nation that was once the only US friendly nation in this part of the world. America, a once Christian nation, now seems to be joining the war against Israel.

There would be no Christians without the Jews and Israel. Jesus was a Jew and He empowered the Apostles at Pentecost to reach out to the Gentiles and bring them into the Family of God.

Though severely criticized by liberals for his selections, President-elect Trump has nominated an orthodox Jew to be the US Ambassador to Israel…a great and wonderful selection. Hopefully, we Christians can repair the damage done by the Obama Administration and John Kerry. Please pray for Israel, our nation’s leaders and that our nation will repent.

Greed and power take over decency!

We used to speak kindly, have manners, were courteous to one another, and honor those who served our country in uniform. A man stood by his word, no paper contract needed, a promise was a promise; we were honorable compassionate people. Today? Look at the current level of hate and violence from those so-called peaceful “can’t we all just get along” progressives over our recent presidential election. Did conservatives act that way in the previous two presidential elections? No, they did not! What has happened to us?

I think it is the removal of Jesus and the attack on Christianity from our culture. The minority has succeeded to ruining our country at a cost born by the majority; we have lost our foundations…the America Tree has no roots anymore! With no roots, we have no nourishment getting to our branches; with no nourishment, our branches produce bad fruit or no fruit at all.

“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:43-45 ESV)

The ugly hateful actions of the Phelps family church out of Kansas has been in the news for some time. Chances are good that you have an opinion on their sick events. Clearly, this so-called church is not following the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Our culture would say that they have a right to say what they wish…okay, maybe so; but to have a right to do something doesn’t mean you HAVE TO DO IT if the action lacks decency. Relativism (where our culture currently stands) says everybody has a right to say whatever they want, no matter how hurtful. Relativism says that everybody has a right to think whatever they want and call it “truth”. No! There is indeed such a thing as “absolute truth”…God’s truth! Of course, when you remove God from the equation, you conveniently take away all Real Truth, decency barriers fall away, and you are free to now push your liberal agendas any direction you wish to go. Greed and power take over decency!

 

As the foundation of a building crumbles, so does the whole building!

We are living in rather scary times; we are seeing the resurgence of the American Socialist Movement. We have had communist or socialist presidential candidates in every  election since the late 1940’s, but they never made to the main stage before now. I guess the problem I have is three fold…1) socialism has never worked, 2) socialism places people in bondage, and 3) socialism is deadly.

Don’t take my word for it; I challenge you to look for the Che Guevara images on flags and signs around the “Occupy Wall Street” protests, around our current social dissent on the American college campus, and the “Black Lives Matter” protests. Who is Che? He was a cold-blooded mass murder Marxist revolutionary in South America. I wonder now college dorm rooms have Che posters on the walls? I’ll bet the number would be shocking! Che shows up on the t-shirts of our young people as well. Recent polls have published that nearly half of our young people think socialism to be desirable.

My point? Who are your hero’s? Who do you chose to follow? As much information as we now have access to on the Internet, we don’t seem to be too bright. Is it our laziness? Is it our rejection of history? Is it because we have dismissed Jesus Christ from having any influence in our country? In the past 3 or 4 decades, we have seen theological scholars and institutions moving away from Christian Orthodoxy concerning the Bible, the Holy Scriptures.  Whether you accept it or not, the Holy Scriptures are our country’s foundation. As the foundation of a building crumbles, so does the whole building.

Jesus is the Way – Part 2 of 2

With Christianity being the only way to God, as I believe, and realizing that no other religion is going to agree with that point of view, this would lead a person to refute the common held belief that all religions are ultimately the same, and that they all worship the same God. I am certainly not knowledgeable enough to know if all religions worship the same God or not. I would never be so arrogant to assume I know this information, but I do know that for me, Jesus is the only way, as the Bible so clearly states. It is this fact that many condemn Christianity for being so arrogant (in their opinion). Whether liked or disliked, there are indeed absolute truths, and our Savior and LORD, Jesus Christ, is one such truth.

As we can read in John 10, we are like sheep. Those sheep in the Sheepfold will be protected from harm by wild animals and thieves. Those sheep outside the Sheepfold may not survive the night. The shepherd protects. The shepherd leads his sheep, feeds his sheep, and protects his sheep. The sheep know his voice and will follow only him. At night when evil comes out, it is the shepherd that will protect his sheep by blocking the only access to his flock, the gate of the Sheepfold, with his own body. In John 10, we see that Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, is also “The Gate”, and that there is only one flock and one Shepherd. No one gets in or out of the “Sheepfold” [heaven] but by Him. It was Jesus Christ who laid down His life [the crucifixion] for His flock [those who believe in Him], and took it up again [the Resurrection], conquering death itself to remain our only gateway to salvation and heaven.

Other religions can deal with themselves and their relationships to God in their own way; they certainly don’t need me to get involved. They will, of course, have to answer to God about their own actions one day, and live with the consequences. As for me, the truth is clear, Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). Blessings and Peace!

Jesus is the Way – Part 1 of 2

On one business trip to Denver, I was returning back to Denver International Airport in one of those blue shuttle vans. The driver was a very nice Muslim man. Being very kind, he shared his faith with me and was very direct and inflexible with respect to its doctrine. I actually found his discourse interesting and I learned directly what his belief actually was; so often people make assumptions as to what a different religion’s dogma is…I was getting Islam direct from a caring non-hostile Muslim…actually his dialog was very interesting. I shared my faith, though it was a little hard to get a word in edgewise; he certainly disagreed with me about who Jesus was/is and about Jesus being the only way to heaven. At the end of the van ride, standing beside the vehicle, he removed my bag and we actually hugged each other in “two-way” friendship. While we had shared our thoughts, neither one was changed in our beliefs. There were no sharp hateful disagreements, as I see among my most hostile, blood-pressure-spiking liberal brethren who would violently attack my politics. With this Muslim man, we experienced a nice exchange and I felt Jesus would agree with the way I handled myself…don’t bend as a reed in the wind but in all things, love. Allow the Holy Spirit to fill you and listen for the Spirit to tell you what to say. In order to be calm and loving with those who disagree with you requires your preparation. Build a firm foundation. You have to know what it is you believe in and be solid enough in that belief that there is no erosion of your theology. When you feel erosion is when you feel attacked; then the self-defense mechanisms set in and blood pressure goes up. This type of preparation will only come to you by you giving Jesus the preeminence in your life; put Jesus first and you will be supported like no other.

Part 2 (next week) will present the foundational facts to know the truth…I realize not everyone will embrace my Biblically based and historical theology.

Are You Guilty Because You Ignore Things?

As it is said, any dead fish can float downstream. Going with the flow is the easy way out; sometimes I want to take that path. No one in their right mind wants to take the hard road all the time, but we Christians follow Christ that took the hardest road for each of us. God hates sin! Something has to be done with sin. Christ took our sins and made them His own and thus paid the price for them. That is why Jesus said on the cross, “Father, why has Thou forsaken Me?” Because God can not look upon sin; this is the sacrifice Christ made for all the world. He redeemed the world (paid the price) for the sins of mankind. The next move is ours to make.

The question is: What will our response be to such an undeserved gift? Time for you and me to wake up, pray, and follow the nudging of the Holy Spirit; what am I going to do? What are you going to do? To ignore things and look the other way makes us as guilty; so we must stand in the breach and be strong. Sometimes in the course of business one can be exposed to some “shady dealings” from one part of the team; sometimes that team member is the government. You may think to look the other way, but you fear you may never get another project with that organization so you keep your mouth shut. We often hear what happens to whistle blowers in the evening news cast. This lack of action to a known infraction makes you as guilty. Does voting for a criminal make you a criminal? Something to think about…any dead fish can float downstream.  

 

Time for a Personal Survey?

In Romans 2 verse 28 we read that “a person is not a Jew who is one outwardly”, and then in verse 29, “a person is a Jew who is one inwardly”. I wish to replace the word “Jew” with the word “Christian”.

Are you a Christian in name only? What are your actions? What is your speech? A true Christian is one inwardly; it is a matter of the heart. Some say it is the brain that controls, but I say it is the heart controls your tongue and your actions.

The coarseness of today’s speech in our everyday conversations, in our music, and even in our advertising is sinful. Our speech impacts how we treat one another. Our speech is controlled by our hearts. Our hearts also control our writings. We all know of the filth that can be found, published within so many areas of our society these days. Those upset over some tragic event will in turn spew hate-filled writings all over the Internet. We have greatly moved in the wrong direction…some use the phrase “slippery slope”…my friends, we are way down that slope. I would ask you to step outside your present reality and look from above; as on a mountaintop, one can always see better from a higher vantage point. What do you see?

Goodness IS Out There; Let’s Share it

Everyone knows that bad news sells; we see bad news heaped upon us on every news broadcast and every newspaper. But do we realize what that does to the mindset of our young and old? While there is a place to report on what is going on in the world and down the street, a full diet of mayhem, hate and destruction will turn a person sour. It will cause them to tune-out or over-react in retaliation. The old will worry about the world and regret their part in making it so terrible, when they had nothing to do with it. The Bible tells us to set our minds on the good things above [God] and not on earthly things (Col 3:2). We are told to not worry (Luke 12:22 & 29); that God cares about you, for He has already redeemed you (Luke 1:68) and the blood of Jesus is your salvation if you will only accept it (Hebrews 9:28). This is the news we should be telling those who are hurting and feeling alienated in our country and in the world.

Rather than reportive journalism, I think this “crisis news structure” is intended to be a way to control the population; if the news, which historically has been 95% liberal, labels everything a crisis, then people will believe destruction is eminent and we need the government to do something about it. This only grows government and stirs up the people. Often the problems are caused by government and then the misinformed people plead for the government to provide a fix. This makes no sense.

What do you suppose brings more positive benefit to a culture…negative terrorizing news or positive uplifting “people are doing good things” news? Please don’t buy in to the notion that everything is a crisis…it isn’t. The air is cleaner. There are more forests. There is no danger of polar icecaps melting, etc. etc. The crisis-mongers are only trying to control people; a simple trip back in history will show that this is not a new tactic for population control.

The child’s book, “The Little Engine that Could” tells the story of over-coming an obstacle with the help of a positive attitude…an attitude that says your glass is half-full, not half-empty. How much more could we do to benefit our young people and our elderly with that can of attitude… especially when empowered by the love of God? Think about this the next time you are in a conversation with a young person or the elderly. Ask them what they think of the world today, and then be prepared to tell them the truth. Goodness is out there, but you must look for it.

Goodness IS Out There; Let's Share it

Everyone knows that bad news sells; we see bad news heaped upon us on every news broadcast and every newspaper. But do we realize what that does to the mindset of our young and old? While there is a place to report on what is going on in the world and down the street, a full diet of mayhem, hate and destruction will turn a person sour. It will cause them to tune-out or over-react in retaliation. The old will worry about the world and regret their part in making it so terrible, when they had nothing to do with it. The Bible tells us to set our minds on the good things above [God] and not on earthly things (Col 3:2). We are told to not worry (Luke 12:22 & 29); that God cares about you, for He has already redeemed you (Luke 1:68) and the blood of Jesus is your salvation if you will only accept it (Hebrews 9:28). This is the news we should be telling those who are hurting and feeling alienated in our country and in the world.

Rather than reportive journalism, I think this “crisis news structure” is intended to be a way to control the population; if the news, which historically has been 95% liberal, labels everything a crisis, then people will believe destruction is eminent and we need the government to do something about it. This only grows government and stirs up the people. Often the problems are caused by government and then the misinformed people plead for the government to provide a fix. This makes no sense.

What do you suppose brings more positive benefit to a culture…negative terrorizing news or positive uplifting “people are doing good things” news? Please don’t buy in to the notion that everything is a crisis…it isn’t. The air is cleaner. There are more forests. There is no danger of polar icecaps melting, etc. etc. The crisis-mongers are only trying to control people; a simple trip back in history will show that this is not a new tactic for population control.

The child’s book, “The Little Engine that Could” tells the story of over-coming an obstacle with the help of a positive attitude…an attitude that says your glass is half-full, not half-empty. How much more could we do to benefit our young people and our elderly with that can of attitude… especially when empowered by the love of God? Think about this the next time you are in a conversation with a young person or the elderly. Ask them what they think of the world today, and then be prepared to tell them the truth. Goodness is out there, but you must look for it.

Why are we more active doing evil than for doing good?

The answer to the question is NOT that “it has always been that way”. Matthew Henry writes in his Bible Commentary that Jeremiah had trouble finding a single righteous man in Jerusalem (Jer. 5:1). If you had 20 non-believers and 20 believers in the LORD, 15 non-believers would do evil, while only 5 believers would do good. Zephaniah 3:7, referring to those in disobedience to God, says “they were more eager to make all their deeds corrupt.”

Where are we today as a nation? God gave us rights as humans and our government is working to take those rights away. They can’t take away “certain unalienable rights” that came from God unless we let them. Our leaders in all 3 branches of government are untrustworthy. The over-sight agencies, such as the FBI, are unable or unwilling to enforce laws that hold our leaders accountable, so corruption abounds. When the nation’s people  look the other way because of politics, power and money, they become just as guilty. Our churches have become afraid to stand up for honesty and morals. The current two presidential candidates are a reflection of what we have become as a nation, and it isn’t good! There are indeed consequences for disobedience; don’t take my word for it, read for yourself…Zephaniah 3:6-8. Get on your knees, pray, and then stand up for Jesus and His Holy Word!

Try to Live Pure

Whether you believe it or not, we are all sinners and in need of God. We need to repent, to turn away, from our sinful behavior. Everyone needs to strive to live toward the goodness of God’s will. This is our response, our thanks and gratitude for what we have received in Jesus (Romans 5:8). We should strive to live holy lives, not to get but to give thanks!

Our repentance needs to be daily, continual, a habit, a discipline. Try to daily confess your sins before God. Then, daily study the Holy Bible; we find ways God wants us to live in the Scriptures.

Our government is trying to remove the Scriptures that this country was founded upon; not just in the public square, but in homes with private Bible Study Groups. Our military, in harm’s way everyday, are condemned for having a Bible in their possession. Hillary Clinton’s hero, Saul Alinsky, who praised in his book, “Rules for Radicals”, Lucifer, for crying out loud! Half of our country is following her. In spite of the downward spiral our country is on, YOU can choose to not participate! You can live your life for Jesus! You can turn, repent, get on your knees and ask God for mercy. Turn your eyes upon Jesus and look upon His wonderful face! You will discover “bits of Heaven” today!

Gentiles are part of the Holy Nation too

In the Old Testament, we read that Israel was called the Holy people, the redeemed of the Lord (Isaiah 62:5). The imagery of Bride and Bridegroom was used. Then we read about Israel being the vines in God’s vineyard (Isaiah 5:7). Also in Isaiah we see the imagery of Shepherd and Flock as it relates to God’s Holy Nation.

So Jesus the Christ comes along in the New Testament and states that He is the Bridegroom (Matt 9:15); that He is the true vine and the Good Shepherd (John 10:11 & 14). No wonder the Jewish leaders at the time were so concerned with Him. So as the Jews rejected Jesus as Messiah, He turned to reach the Gentiles. We read in 1 Peter 2:9 & 10, speaking to gentiles:  “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called out of darkness into His wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

It is not possible for a Christian to be anti-semitic for we will be united at a time of God’s choosing, Jews and Christians, together as the Holy Nation.

The Bible is Truth, Unchanged for 4,000 Years!

What is truth?  It is what you think is at the time you think about it.  Who hasn’t thought one way only to change their mind and think a different way…I call that “growth”.  But some thought processes have massive impacts on millions of people; fear often is used to control large groups of people.  The question then re-emerges…What is the real truth?

I don’t want to debate these issues but I wish you to simply reflect on the following 5 actually published items:

“Because of increased dust, cloud cover and water vapor, the planet will cool.  The water vapor will fall and freeze and a new ice age will be born,” Newsweek magazine 1979. “The world will be 11 degrees colder in the year 2000.  That’s twice what it would take to put us in an ice age.”

“By 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching Earth by 1/2…Air pollution is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone,” biologist Paul Erlich (1970).  In 1973, he also went on to say 200,000 Americans would die from air pollution and that by 1980 the life expectancy of Americans would be 42 years.

“By 1995 somewhere between 75 and 85% of all species of living animals will be extinct.” Senator Gaylord Nelson.

Fast forward 34 years and we see in 2007, a United Nations panel, which groups 2,500 scientists from more than 130 nations, predicted more droughts, heatwaves and a slow gain in sea levels that could continue for more than 1,000 years even if greenhouse gas emissions were capped.  John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, wrote in 2007 about global warming, it is the greatest scam in history.

Then only 1 year later: February 26, 2008, Global wide cooling, steep declines in World Temperatures according to the Hadley Center for Climate Prediction. Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming. Over the past year, reported evidence for a cooling planet has exploded.

So what’s the point you may ask…I only wish to bring up the question for us to ponder: What is truth? Ask yourself, what is it that I believe and why.   Are you on a sound foundation? Are you willing to bet your eternal life on it?

We all have differing views on things…that is okay and it’s healthy. One truth that brings Christians together is the Truth that we all hold to, which is the love, grace and forgiveness we find in our Savior Jesus Christ. We believe in Jesus Christ as the Truth, the life and the resurrection!

But what if you had to go speak to a group that had the complete opposite view on what the truth should be? How would you go about that?  Would you be apprehensive?  Would you doubt?  Would you be fearful?  Here is where we find Moses…

Look how “hands” are used in the Bible.

Cain struck Able with his hands.

Joseph’s brothers used their hands to strip him and throw him into a well. Later, those same hands were held open to receive grain from Joseph when they were starving; and it was Joseph’s hands that embrace his brothers and gave them food to survive.  Just look at what we do with our hands for good or for evil.

Jesus’ hands were perched for our transgressions. He was wounded & killed because of our sinfulness.  His hands were spread out on that evil cross to bring us to Him and for our eternal salvation.

We see people recognizing Jesus only when He opens up His hands…the Road to Emmaus, or in the Upper Room, etc. We see how He touched people and healed them, raised them up from the dead, etc.  Jesus touched the soldier’s ear and restored it after it was cut off during Jesus’ arrest.

Now, juxtapose Jesus’ hands with our own…What about our hands? Where have they been?

On a positive note, our hands have:

  • Loved, embraced, gently soothed, and wiped away tears
  • Lifted up the fallen, picked up heavy loads and supported the weak
  • Built things, provided shelter and been physically constructive
  • Our hands have removed threat and evil to bring peace to others
  • Supported the sick and hurting, created healing methods and been tender
  • We have used our hands to raised up our families, supported & defended our children, protected them, and provided food and shelter

But our hands have also:

  • Stolen what doesn’t belong to us
  • Hurt and hit and caused injury to others
  • Been dirty (not constructively as in building things) and supported unclean sinful practices and things
  • Our hands have been clinched in a tight fist and raised up to produced hate, anger, and damage on people
  • Our hands have supported evil practices and evil people

Maybe we can actually say that we are known by our hands and what we do with them.

As He told us to do, do you come before Jesus on the kneeling rail, holding out your hands for His body and His blood so as to be in communion with Him?

Do you reach out your hand unselfishly to support and love another? Do you look at your own hand and say to yourself, what am I doing with these for the good of Jesus, for the good of others, and for the good of myself (in order to be able to keep doing good for Jesus)? Do I use my hands to turn the pages of the Bible in order to know His will for my life?

Look down at your hands and say to yourself, “what am I doing with these”? What shall I do with these hands today; will I do good or will I do evil with my hands today?

We Are All Mirrors!

In my book, A Different Kind of Tree, I am using the tree as a metaphor for who we are, how we grow, what we produce, and how strong we are. It is a function of our roots, the nourishment gained, the soil we chose, and light we live under (or the lack thereof). It is about our growth from sinner to a child of God.

As we live, we present who we are to others…not an earth-scattering idea, but true all the same. Are we kind, selfish, a bully, helpful, hurtful, a liar, honest, dependable, a drunk, an alter boy, or a gang-banger? Our sad culture try’s to tell us that we are born this way or that way. Baloney! We are a function of our early environments, the impacts upon us, and the decisions we make. You may be born into the ghetto, but the ghetto does not always destroy a person; a person making good decisions can escape…and they do. As a female, your father may have beat you or molested you; maybe male bullies terrorized you at school, a male date tried to take advantage of you, so you feel much safer in a girl relationship. Maybe you join a hateful gang because it feels more like family and than your own family with parents that were AWOL; but does this new found family make you a better person? …which is the prime function of family.

We reflect back the image of who we are, like a mirror. Have you covered yourself in tattoos, piercings with boxer underwear showing  and wonder why you can’t get a job? As you leave church, are you a hateful driver, yell at the grocery clerk, or throw trash out the window? I guess you didn’t listen to the church service, nor did read your Bible…a Christian in name only, I suppose. What is the main (though stupid) argument people make about we church-goers? …that we are hypocrites (as if there are no hypocrites outside of church walls). But they do have a point. We Christians say that we are “new creations in Christ”, then why do we act like those who are not? Should there not be a detectable difference in speech and action? If we reflect Christ in our lives, others should be able to tell that our nourishment, our growth, comes from the LORD Jesus Christ who is the light unto the world.

 

 

 

Christian Persecution – Part 3

While many parts of the world have violent and deadly Christian persecution events, in parts of Europe and North America, our persecution is subtle and deadly. Diversity is one of those words with two agendas. We Christians welcome all people because Jesus redeemed all people by His blood on the Cross; all you have to do is repent of your sins and accept Jesus as your LORD and Savior. So diversity is a good thing in the family of God. The other agenda revolving around the word diversity is deadly. There can be no diversity of thought about who Jesus is; to blend Christianity with anything else is sinful, yet this is exactly what many are trying to do and force upon us. Endorsed by some big names in Christian circles, the Yale Divinity School’s 2008 Muslim-Christian dialog initiative, has been growing to what is being called “Chislam”, is one such blending that is currently spreading across the country. Those desiring to accept a “Chislam” blending do not in themselves, persecute Christians; the persecution comes when Christians are judged as bigots for not accepting a heresy.

Published in “Take A Stand Ministries”:

“Chrislam, which purports to join Islam and Christianity into one harmonious, synthesized religion, is fast becoming a rallying point in some American church circles. Under the leadership of something called “Faith Shared,” two organizations, Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First, spearheaded an event loosely called “Chrislam Sunday” on June 26, 2011. It was celebrated by dozens of churches nationwide as joint Christian-Muslim services were held in various Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Church of Christ, Unitarian Universalist, Catholic, Lutheran, Congregational, Baptist and other denominations and groups.”

Christianity is monotheistic and believes in one God in three persons, the Trinity, that Jesus is fully human and fully divine. Islam rejects both the deity of Christ (Sura 5:17) and His death on the Cross (Sura 4:157-158) because they don’t see how God would allow Himself to be crucified and die. To force diversity of thought on us (we must be accepting of all religions, gay marriage, forced payments for abortions, forced acceptance that mankind is as powerful as God to change climate) is therefore, a persecution of Christians. We already have high level federal bureaucrats wanting to lock up climate change nay-sayers, and levy heavy fines on private business that don’t accept so-called alternative lifestyles. If you are thrown into prison for your beliefs or fined out of business over subjective thought, then you are being persecuted for your faith…right here in a country founded on religious freedoms. Wake up American Christians!

Christian Persecution – Part 2

We left Part 1 saying that the persecution was coming to America, in fact, it was already here. Yes, it is here, although no one is putting a gun against your temple yet, but it is persecution all the same.

Harvard University was created to be a seminary, training the nations pastors, but the school has lost its way and following Satan now. In a May 10, 2016, Washington Times article, a Harvard Law professor calls Christians Nazis and wishes they just go away. He says that since Christians have lost the “culture wars”, that it is time to deal with the losers.

Why is it that liberals like to say that THEY are the ones that believe in tolerance? I fully believe that it is actually the other way around…it is the conservatives that are the most tolerant and believe in the people, all people, rather than making big government bigger all the while taking our freedoms away. Yes, it is sad but true, we Christians have indeed lost the “culture wars” of unlimited abortions, redefinition of marriage, and lately, the transgender bathroom policies for the nation.

A private company is no longer allowed to refuse service if that service were to go against their beliefs; government now forces a private company to produce regardless of their own private beliefs. No longer can we just let the market place run on its own; we have the government telling us what we shall do or risk huge fines. The same goes for our churches as the government now listens for any sermon THEY feel is out of policy with the government.

The Harvard Law Professor (while teaching our children his hate) wants to treat Christians like Nazi…maybe he should look into the mirror, along with his liberal buddies, to see that it is THEY that are turning America into Nazi Germany of the late 1930’s. First, persecution of the Jews, now some 80 years later, it is the persecution of the Christians. Part 3 coming up.