Friend, are you unable to read the Bible, that is, make sense of it? Or do some parts make sense, but others, such as Leviticus or Revelation or Romans seem totally bewildering? Are you desiring to go deeper, or reach a higher ground, spiritually, but your difficulty in comprehending scripture is holding you back? It may well be you need to consider that the Bible is essentially Messianic--that is, it exists to tell you about the Messiah and Savior, and virtually everything in the Bible points to Him. With this understanding, you are on your way to unlocking the scriptures and opening the door to Yeshua--for they are, in truth, a living Person, Jesus (Yeshua), who delights in His Name, the Word (John 1:1: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Be sure to read a biography of Sir Isaac Newton the physicist and inventor of calculus--also a Christian and agreed by most scientists to be the greatest scientist who ever lived. We need to know that Christians (Bible-believing followers of Jesus "Christ!) have furthered the advance of science, technology, and civilization beyond any other group (and certainly beyond the contributions of secular humanists!).
"George Muller, Man of Faith and Miracles," biography hy Basil Miller, Bethany Fellowship, Dimension Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Tortured for Christ," autobiography of Richard Wurmbrand, Diane Books, Glendale, California
"Hope for Man in a Hopeless World," by Basilea Schlink, Bethany Fellowship, Dimension Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Glory in the Church, the Coming Revival," by Edward E. Hindson, Thomas Nelson Publishers, New York/Nashville
"Czechmate," by British evangelist to Russia and Siberia and Slavic nations, David Hathaway. This is his own autobiographical account of imprisonment in a communist country, Czechoslovakia, for Bible smuggling, which was no crime under the Czechoslavakian constitution, which granted, officially only, freedom of religion.
"The Everyday Guide to "God," A to Z Listing of God's Attributes, with Scriptures, by Amy Ng Wong, Humble Creek Publisher, Uhricksville, Ohio
"The Complete Book of Bible Lists," by H.L. Willmingon, Tyndale House, Wheaton, Illinois
"God Sent a Man," the story of Joseph, by Carylye B. Haynes, Review and Herald Publishing Association, Washington, D.C.
"Israel Act III," The Bible and the Mideast in prophecy, by Richard Wolff, Tyndale House, Wheaton, Illinois
"Eric Liddell, Pure Gold," biography of the Chariots of Fire Olympic runner turned missionary to China, by David McCasland, Discovery House Publishers, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"C.S. Lewis," Heroes of the Faith series biography, by Sam Wellman, Barbour Publishing, Uhrichsville, Ohio
Algeria and North Africa have been called, for good reason, "the missionaries' graveyard." Muslims have routinely killed any Christian who thought to preach the Gospel there. Here is the way one single woman, with incredible handicaps of continual frail health and gender, invaded the Muslim-walled fortress-land of Algeria and took much of it back for Christ with missions that served as strategic staging posts to reach out to the whole nation with the saving, delivering, demon-power-destroying, liberating Gospel. She accomplished this with prayer, perserverance, and the faithfulness of God's Promises in His unconquerable Word! Here is the story of her epic achievement in Algeria--a land you would have thought could not have been penetrated with the Gospel since it was taken by Muslim armies way back in the 7th century.
"A Passion for the Impossible," The Life of Lilias Trotter, by Miriam Huffman Rockness, Discovery House Publishers, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Jerusalem Countdown," A Warning to the world, containing a prophetic view of Iran's role in coming world events affecting or centered on Israel, with parallels between Joseph and Jesus tieing in with these events and others of the End-Times, by John Hagee, Frontline (A Strang Company), Lake Mary, Florida
Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous French cultural observer and writer. His travels in America are still relevant to America's current culture war and religious persecution of Christians by secular humanists. He discovered the secret of America's greatness: the preaching of righteousness from the Bible in countless pulpits of America.
Once Israel becomes a major oil supplier on the world market, the monopoly of the terrorist-supporting billionaires of the Arab Oil Cartel will be seriously threatened, and the Muslim member states will have to react to protect their loss of revenue and political leverage in the world, which explains why they will combine with Russia for an all-out attempt to eradicate Israel and seize its oil wealth, thus adding it to the Muslim Cartel's reserves, restoring their energy and power base.
Hal Lindsay has recently aired a report on the discovery of oil as well as gas reserves in Israel (the gas reserves alone contain trillions of cubic feet, located off shore of Tel Aviv, he said), citing the well drilling by Zion Oil and Gas, Inc. He said what I had already said, though his information is based on his own research and mine was based on the reports of the Zion Oil and Gas founder. Lindsay also predicted that Israel would become an oil-rich nation that the Muslim-dominated Arab Oil Cartel could not tolerate.
The answer to this confusion is the truth: This supremicism is rooted in the religion of Islam itself, the teachings called the Hadith, and also in some of the surahs, those scriptures claimed by Mohammed to have been received from the Angel Gabriel and afterwards written by Mohammed himself in the Moslem holy book, the Koran (though Mohammed wrote surahs based on his own authority as well, which are today the ones authorizing hatred towards Jews and Christians).
This fact--that Islam is supremicist from its genesis--is repeatedly denied by Western establishments, Western analysts and government leaders, who do not know the Moslem scriptures and what they actually say. Islam means "submission," not "peace." Islam has never meant peace. Yet our leaders in the West continually tell us it means peace. If some people in the Whitehouse, Congress and the State Department and Pentagon know the scriptures of the Koran and the Hadith, they ignore them, preferring the "tolerance" of their secular humanist philosophy to the hard reality of what Islam actually teaches its followers and commands them to obey and practice, lest they be regarded by Allah as infidels and go to hell.
Brigitte Gabriel, a Christian Arab from Lebanon and now a U.S. citizen, tells about the horrors of the Islamic takeover of a formerly prosperous, advanced Christian nation of Lebanon. To obtain her book about the deception and agenda of aggressive Islamics:
How does Islam spread? By unrestrained birth rates and by simple emigration of Muslims into other countries, where they do not assimilate but remain Muslim, available for use in instituting the theocracy when the conditions are favorable.
This sounds like a conspiracy. Yes, it is a conspiracy--despite the best face that Muslim intellectuals and apologists can put on it before Western newscasters and social commentators in the press and media. It was a conspiracy generated by Mohammed the Prophet of Islam, and followed up on by his successors since the 7th century A.D.
The Muslims, whether they are called "moderate" or "secular" or "non-practicing," or "liberal," all must subscribe to the civil law and government of Islam--or face fierce persecution and even death by the other Muslims who do hold to Islam's claim to governance over every aspect of their lives and culture. A very famous Indian Muslim woman, a film star known all over India for her "Bollywood" film hits, said that she was not practicing the strict Muslim faith and code herself, yet she considered herself Muslim. Her father also did not practice it strictly, though he remained a Muslim. This tiny fraction of the Muslim society in India is not representative. With their wealth and social status, they can remain relatively immune to physical attacks, though they still are attacked verbally by clerics or more "orthodox" Islamics. She can get away with her loose grasp on Islam and ignore its dictates as to how she should act and dress--but the vast majority of Muslims have no such option. Their communities will stone them to death in the public square for doing what she does in the light of the cameras. She is relatively free to live a somewhat emancipated life as a Muslim Indian woman--all because she is so rich and famous, with a mansion, many servants, and high, guarded walls and an electronic security system. Her fellow Muslims are not so fortunate. They must submit to the religion of submission, which is Islam.
Islam is not just a religion, we must repeat. It is a civil and religious code, developed over the centuries since the 7th century when Mohammed rose to power and wrote the Koran. This civil and religious code, with its clerical courts and clerics, constitute a government, which is brought along with immigrant Muslims to wherever they relocate. They will vote in secular elections, but they always vote as Muslims for Muslim aims--not the aims of the nationals of the countries to which they have emigrated. Holland, with a large Muslim population, or Belgium, or France, or Britain, will in time become Islamic states subjected to the Sheriah, the civil and religious code, courts, and clerics. France already has Islamic-governed enclaves of Muslims, where the Sheriah is the law and the clerics govern the society of Muslim people. These enclaves ring Paris like a noose around the neck of France, and are the sites of thousands of car-burnings and anti-government demonstrations and attacks on any foolhardy French gendarme who ventures too close (where is the famed French-based Interpol, its hitech agents busy chasing child pornographers and sexual gulag networks across the globe while the arch enemy of France gobbles up vast hunks of the French countryside!). Secular-humanist-governed France is disintegrating, vanishing before our eyes as a secular Western society and nation, and rapidly becoming a hodgepodge of belligerent, green-flag waving Muslim enclaves, which will unite to form a single Islamic theocracy, ruled by totalitarian clerics. This takeover of the late, great nation of France by North African Islamics has stimulated the rise of anti-Jewish demonstrations and attacks on Jews all over France. The Jews are fleeing to Israel as a consequence, taking their education, skills, and wealth-building, and philantrophy with them.
Other Western nations face the same destiny, if the present trends continue. France is being impoverished, while Israel is being benefitted and enriched--thanks to Islam!
America too is not immune, even if the Muslims are but a tiny fraction yet of the total population. The monolithic, anti-American, liberal and secular-humanist Establishment in Washington (the late high caste intellection and Brahmin Kenneth Galbraith, the low, lying, antichrist, reprobate Edward Kennedy and the anti-Semitic, anti-christ, secular humanist Mr. Jimmy Carter, and all their ilk in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore) refuses to acknowledge the desperate need to listen to highly articulate, reputable, educated, former Muslims, such as Brigitte Gabriel, who are warning us that Islam is not just a religion but it is also a hostile and aggressive foreign government, civil and religious, that will seek to overthrow and supplant the present democratic, representative form of government in the United States. These elites refuse to listen to a contrary viewpoint, since they are not about to change their mindsets and become pro-American enough to save America which they believe is a "flawed" nation.
What will happen to Europe will happen to America, in the next decades. Europe does not believe anything but materialism and pleasure and selfishness--which cannot stand as a foundation for a nation. No nation will be defended by people who hold to such values as their chief values. America is very much like Europe--choosing as its highest values the same ones that are rapidly destroying the civilization of Europe and opening her to cultural and religious invasion by a hostile, enemy force, Islam.
Saudi Arabian oil money, used to further the agenda of the radical Islamic Wahibist sect centered in Mecca the Holy City of Islam, is being spent all over America to build thousands of mosques and Islamic Sheriah-teaching schools and also to gain entry to prestigious, Ivy League colleges and universities through huge grants of money and endowment and chairs of Islamic studies. Jews and Christians are pushed out, ostracized, and denied jobs and speaking engagements at such institutions that are increasingly in the pay of the extreme Wahabist Saudi Arabians.
Will America, will Europe, wake up to the enemy within?
As long as secular humanism prevails, which in the name of Tolerance turns a blind eye to these World War III religious supremicists and totalitarians and their foundation and roots in the culture and religion of traditional Islam, there is little hope for freedom, civil and religious, in all our Western nations. We can wage and win pitched military battles for a time yet (the U.S. army is largely Republican, not liberal Democrat!), but we cannot win the philosophic, legal, religious war being waged against us successfully and unremittently by Islamic emigrants (who will never assimilate and become nationals, as long as they keep silent and let the fundamentalist teachings of Mohammed and the Hadith control their communities and religion).
The Islamic enclave of Dearborn, Michigan, not Washington, D.C., is the coming capital of the Islamic Republic of the United States. This is where the largest concentration of Islamic people is concentrated, with mosques and religious schools teaching anti-West, anti-democratic, anti-Christ, anti-Jewish, anti-America, anti-Israel Sheriah along with the supporting and funding of terrorist cells. Cells are no doubt directed from Dearborn, and agents come and go from Dearborn to the various cities of the country.
The F.B.I. and Homeland Security know about this nest of the radical Wahabist sect, but they treat it as purely a terrorist threat, not the effective, propaganda, training, equipping, and missionary center for the spread of fundamental Islam and the Wahibist sect in particular.
With this fundamental misunderstanding of Islam that is so basic to their ignorant grasp of the threat we all face from Islam, U.S. authorities allow Dearborn, Michigan's Muslims to continue to support their agenda to Islamicize all of America by the next generation, just as these same Islamic supremicists have already Islamicized Belgium and are rapidly doing so to France. The moment the balance of power tipped to the Islamicists in Beligium, a law was passed prohibiting Christian religious freedom. This is the clear, unmistakable sign the state of Belgium has bowed to Islam and theocracy and turned away from democracy and freedom. We already see the prohibiting of Christian religious freedoms in the U.S., thanks to secular humanism, which spends hundreds of millions fighting Christians and Christian institutions and Christian celebrations like Christmas and is preparing the way for the coming Islamic takeover of America.
If the nation would acknowledge the truth of his warnings to America, we would be on the road to victory and not defeat and destruction. For his valiant stand for truth his name is anathema to this nation's leaders--you never hear it spoken by them--which is most strange, since the whole rest of the world knows his name by now and untold millions greatly admire him. Sorcery has created a kind of dreamy, rosy-fringed Brigadoon on Capitol hill--where time (and common sense) stands still, paralyzed, and inert. How else can the actions of Congress be explained that give aid and comfort to all our known sworn mortal enemies? Pastor Hagee takes them seriously, which our leaders obviously do not.
Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church, San Antonio, Texas, interviewed Walter Shoebat, who was a terrorist and is now a Christian. You can access his wonderful testimony, "I Was a Terrorist," and the entire fascinating interview by using the John Hagee website. The video on militant Islam called "Obsession" is also available in a package with the interview. If you use the toll free number listed, use the item number: KT-127.
Christianity hates forced conversion.
A forced conversion is worthless in the Christian view. Judaism also hates forced conversions, for the same reason. "A forced conversion is an oxymoron," Dr. Ergun Caner stated, yet Islam has ridden to power on a policy of forced conversion (and the Byzantine Christian emperor Manuel II Paleologus was right to object to this favored Islamic policy, and the Pope need not apologize to anyone for quoting a Christian ruler who was well worth quoting for his perceptive, truthful analysis and questioning of Islam's tenets). They appeared on the excellent John Ankerberg show, and are authorities on the Koran and spotlight the current misunderstanding and misinterpretation of Islam as a peaceful religion. According to the Caner brothers, Islam has nothing to do with peace, as Islam means "submission," not peace. Any religion other than Islam is proscribed (targeted for destruction or, at the least, subjection) by Mohammed and his followers, and must be subjected or eliminated by any Muslim who can pick up a sword or a gun or strap on a bomb belt.
There is no co-existence with other religions permitted by Islam. None! I believe all these former Muslims, and they are now well-respected Christian leaders who deserve to be heard. I am not so certain our State Department or even the White House has it right about Islam. Having been a student of Middle East history for many years, having read hundreds of books of history about the Middle East's cultures, I know that our government does not know the history of the area to any reliable extent, for they consistently ignore history's lessons in dealing with the Middle East. This is a fatal mistake for America, if it continues. Dr. Ergun Caner and Dr. Emir Caner know exactly what they describing, for it was their family's religion for generations and it was theirs too as individuals. They state unequivocably that Islam is a false religion and Mohammed a false prophet, and that all-out war against the non-Muslim war is a given with "peaceful" Islam. Islam is "anti-Christ." It cannot accept both Judaism and Christianity on the same turf, or even on the same planet. Our outspoken anti-war, pro-talk-and-reason-with-terrorists leaders in Congress, including Colin Powell, Mr. Baker, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, joined by other appeasers in Washington's elitist political community, need to take this message very seriously, and stop leading our nation, like sick, old Europe is currently being led, into the disaster of a 1930's-like policy that ultimately gave Adolf Hitler and Nazism the whole of Europe to devour and subjugate.
As the Bible has recorded Abraham, he was indeed the Father of the Semitic peoples, a man full of love for people and a true man of peace. He did not go about robbing and attacking people who disagreed with him and his God. He was favored of God, and did not need to force his God on anybody. Anyone looking at him and the favor shining on him could see his God was the Most High God of all the earth. He lived his entire life this way, promoting the brotherhood of mankind, and serving the One True God. Look, President of Iran--this is the kind of man whom God Himself is pleased to name himself by: "God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob." Any man who acts contrary to Abraham's character and example is no son of his! Any nation today that dares attack Abraham's descendants is doomed--cursed, as God's Word, the Bible, says he will be cursed. Any nation, on the other hand, that blesses Abraham's descendants, will be blessed. By this we know Muslim Iran is doomed, if it continues on in its unprovoked, murderous attack on Abraham's descendants, one branch of whom constitutes Israel and the Jews. By this we know that America has been blessed beyond all nations by its policy of defending Jews and aiding the nation of Israel since its inception, whereas Britain failed to continue in supporting Israel and suffered great decline from its former superpower status.
Our nation has supported Israel from the day in 1948 that the U.S. recognized Israel as an independent state, yet we are stumbling repeatedly, ever since we started the land for peace program that has led not to peace but only to more warfare and instability in the Middle East. We must stop this policy of feeding Israel to the lions or we too will be destroyed. A mere 11 or so fanatical Muslim men acting like automatons run by remote control brought America to its knees on 9/ll. It can happen again, but next time we may not be able to get back on our feet as our back will be broken. John McTernan, who appeared on Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural" television program, is absolutely right in connecting these terrible, increasingly destructive events with our mistreatment of Israel--and has to my mind at least explained perfectly why our nation has suffered catastrophes as 9/11 and the hurricanes that destroyed New Orleans and many coastal communities. If you have a better explanation, let us know. Please go to Sid Roth's website for interview with John McTernan and information about his book or call 1-888-833-6416 and ask for Order 1055. A donation of $20 will include shipping and handling. I plan to order my copy immediately. The book can also be obtained by going to his website or by writing to: Sid Roth, P.O. Box 1918, New Brunswick, GA 31521, with the Order #1055.
Revival in the New Hebrides Islands began when two women, sisters, started praying in their house regularly as the young people flocked to dances and avoided church services. The pastor and his elders from the church came and met in their barn and prayed. The power of God, the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and plain old repentance fell upon the young people in their dance hall. They left the dance and rushed back to God and the church! The whole island was swept with repentance, thanks to the prayers of two little women praying alone in their farmhouse, night after night. What was small, insignificant, unknown, revolutionized an entire society that was hell-bent and worldly. What the sisters accomplished can be accomplished here in America. It only takes a few faithful men and women of prayer. Will you pray?
Right now it has more population than the U.S. and Europe combined. Seven million are added each year. There are 230 million children in school. The figures about China are almost all equally staggering and unbelievable.
Despite the present cordiality between the respective heads of America and China (and despite the lack of any visionary course to take regarding this rival superpower and coming world colossus), we are on a fatal collision course that must go nuclear (unless the U.S.'s cowardly leadership just caves in to a Chinese ultimatum), for the earth cannot hold two nuclear-armed superpowers, one free, the other ruled by autocratic dictatorship and Communist and atheistic in ideology. In any war we will be the loser, as we do not have the heart to kill millions of our enemies in order to remain free. China knows this and is just waiting for the best time to attack us, when we seem most weak and divided. Perhaps, we have already started to give in--unofficially. One day we may look out and see Chinese "peacekeeper" detachments in the major cities? It is not impossible. The West let Communist China have Hong Kong, the major economic powerhouse of the East, other than Japan. With Hong Kong as its major engine to jump start the rest of China industrially and economically, China then proceeded on its economic and political agenda to out-produce the United States and capture major markets and essential resources round the world. It has gained control of rare, strategic materials and resources world-wide, and even spread its claws round the Panama Canal, which it could close off in any emergency against U.S. use.
Militarily, it has leaped up into the space age, able to launch nuclear-armed missiles, some no doubt able to reach the continental U.S. It has 900 missiles aimed at Taiwan alone--a free society that China hates and threatens to destroy if it ever elects a government that will resist the communist dictatorship on mainland China--but the people go and elect whomever they want anyway, so fearless are they! They even forgive the United States's perfidy, our presidents' assuring China that we will not defend Taiwan if attacked by mainland China! How can we not defend a free people and so loyal an ally as Taiwan?
This lover of the Chinese people in practical ministry to their physical ailments devoted the best years of his life to serving them day after day, year after year, in difficult, even dangerous circumstances, while raising a family on the mission station! No wonder that Billy Graham, his son-in-law, has the highest regard for him above all other men of God--and for good reason, as you should discover when you get a copy of this book and read it. This first-hand account--taken from Dr. Bell's letters--is invaluable to give us a picture of Chinese life and its pecular challenges, even after the Communist takeover in 1949 (thanks to our misguided U.S. State Department). Christian witness and the word of God--sown into the lives of countless Chinese by Dr. Bell and other missionaries--have borne much fruit despite terrific persecution by the Communist authorities. Today China holds the greatest number of Christians of any country, perhaps. It is China (and Africa) that will hold the key to the spread of Christian faith across the globe even as militant Islam marches to take over the West and the other nations of the world.
"Voice of the Martyrs" Magazine has the true account of St. Valentine, or Valentinus. Order it via the website of Voice of the Martyrs, given below.
In prison he gave his heart to Jesus Christ in faith, and because he had become a Christian he was clubbed to death on February 14, 269.
His martyrdom was commemorated by the Christians for many years, until the true account was forgotten, and the passing of loving messages on colored or decorated paper, often cut out in the shape of hearts or flowered, took the place of the story of Valentinus. "Valentines Day" became a very popular holiday in the West, and in the United States, some 1738 years after his brutal murder in a prison in Rome, his day has turned into a time of expressing love for loved ones--wife, friend, husband, mother, children. This day is celebrated across the whole nation by millions of people, earning great profits for stores, flowershops, candy factories and card companies and shops--with little or no knowledge of the heart-warming Christian testimony of a young man who expressed true Christian love for persecuted Christians even while he was a pagan Roman, and whose life was taken from him in a terrible way when he surrendered his heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. The tract cover with contact information is offered above in the Broadside Center. The tract gives a brief account of Valentinus along with the message of salvation to be found in Jesus Christ, God's Valentine to all of us on earth.
U.S. company representatives rave about booming China when they return to this country. It has one problem, they say: the low morals. Every hotel has a house of prostitution! Now that is what America does not have. But we may soon have them too--thanks to companies like Wal-Mart, as the trade with the Devil's workshop in China goes on and on and on, with no end in sight.
It is clear by what centuries of degrading Arab occupation inflicted on the terrain that the Arabs cared nothing for the beauty and the wildlife of the land of Canaan, and so it was left for Israel (its rightful owner) to restore the ruined habitats and even the existence of many species. A wonderful program on wildlife in Israel is offered by PBS, which shows the valiant efforts to re-introduce extinct species to the wilds of Israel as well as protect those that are near extinction. Look for the nature program on America Online by clicking on PBS or go to PBS directly:
Have you wanted to know more about Israel's FANTASTIC, EXOTIC wildlife? Traditional but rare Middle Eastern species have been re-introduced that were there thousands of years. Other species have been protected and their numbers increased if possible. This work of the restoration of the animals of the Holy Land is a quiet one but needs a National Geographic special to do it justice. It takes the loving care and expertise of those who deeply love the wonderful creatures that made the land of Israel so unique and varied. A formerly barren, depopulated, unwanted Israel had been made to blossom as the rose, with replanted pine forests, gardens, farms, vineyards where there had been desolation baking in the burning sun. A former desert of nothingness in the Negev, south of Judaea, and the Plain of Sharon's malarial swampland, are now latter-day Gardens of Eden, producing more fruit and vegetables than any other real estate on earth, the habitats and the species of Israel's wildlife are being restored and put back into the landscape.
One cannot but admire Israeli inventors and scientists for the brilliance of their research and discoveries. It emerged, after WWII, that we were greatly indebted to Jewish scientists who cast in their lot with us and produced secret weapons and other means of resistance without which we might never been able to deliver Europe from Nazi tyranny. It may well be that only Christ's reapparance on earth will deliver this planet from approaching disasters. But if, before He comes, rescue depended upon human resources, earthlings might learn to be very thankful for this little nation which Iran threatened to wipe off the earth. Already, benefits are being seen worldwide from Israel's experimentation with water conservation."--Editor, Anchored Magazine
"Water lilies (nymphae) can be used to restore the purity of rivers and water sources polluted with poisonous heavy metals and can treat waste water originating from household or industrial sources. Experiments carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have shown that the water lily, generally thought of as only a decorative plant, is capable of aborbing great quantities of heavy poisonous metals through its leaves and roots.
noa Lavid, a member of Kibbutz Hazoreain, in her doctoral studies at Hebrew Uniersity, has focused her research on testing the water-lily. Its special anatomical and physiological characteristics made it especially suited to this task without causing any harm to the plant. Experimental work is still going on by Hebrew University researchers to effect improvement in the purification techniques."
"I was fascinated by this article," comments Editor of the Anchored Magazine. "Visualizing this putrid material being absorbed by the roots and stem of the lovely plant threw a new light for me upon the apostle Peter's portrayal of Calvary, and of Jesus--"Who, His Own Self, Bare Our Sin In His Own Body On The Tree"--I. Peter 2:24
We must become teachable again--we have turned away from the Bible, preferring glitzy ministries and self-centered, self-enhancing gospels by the cartload--and return to to plain and simple Bible teaching and preaching. We must relearn holiness and righteousness and purity, in biblical terms. We have no clew what those things are any more, we are so stained and corrupted by the secular humanist world-view. We have been taught to be the devil's children, and live like them, while attending church! God is not fooled. He does not see Christians when he looks down at most Americans--he sees heathens fooled by themselves and others to think they are Christians. The world is not fooled, however. The world ruled by secular humanists hold Christians in the highest contempt. We are at the top of their list to be gotten rid of, the moment they seize enough power. If we refuse to run to our closets and hide, and quit teaching the Bible and quit preaching righteousness, purity, and holiness, and salvation in Christ alone, they will come after every one of us, with the all the powers of state.
Do we want to bequeath a free America to the next generation growing up around us? Do we want America to outlast our life spans? We are losing America even while we live--it is fast slipping away. But in the Bible, in numerous accounts of lives, God intervened in hopelessly dark crises--Gideon, Deborah, David, Nehemiah, Daniel, Joseph, they knew God's miraculous, delivering power--and we can know it too. But it is our choice. And we have yet to make it.
A little less dancing, a little less singing, a little less parading around in new outfits--and more getting down on our knees, praying, crying before God, interceeding--that takes humility, and God will then act, for He cannot resist a humble bunch of sinners. His Bible says so--He is waiting for us to humble ourselves and pray and beseech him for mercy and grace, which He is all too willing to give. But he will not give mercy and grace to a proud people. We must humble ourselves before Him. It is our choice. We cannot have both--His mercy and our pride. We must give up one or the other.
Let the nation's leaders, Jewish, Christian, and others, join in setting up this great monument of the truth about America's original founding, on the Mall or on a suitable site close by the Capitol (for we know that without Christ, the Bible, and Christian beliefs and values, that noble Capitol building would not exist, and certainly would have been destroyed years ago by our enemies).
Christians and all non-Christians who love America as she was founded should join and start re-affirming the foundations of America, by taking the offensive, before we are all robbed of our own history by those who hate it, root and branch, and want the record purged of everything Christian.
Well, fellow Americans, fellow Christians, will you do it? Time is fast running out to stop the destruction of America from within by doing something positive and utterly historical that is in our full right as a free people to do.
This Congress is so weak and cowardly and compromised that it cannot even vote through a bill or amendment to defend the glorious Stars and Stripes, the U.S. flag, against desecrators (calling it "free speech" when they trample it, burn it, and rip it to shreds in public "demonstrations" (riots), the very flag which we send our soldiers to fight and die for! If this Congress has its way, English will not be the official language of the U.S. If this Congress has its way, social security benefits will be granted to illegals. The list goes on an on, infamy after infamy.
This Congress would never have found the resolve sufficient to fight King George the tyrant and press on until we had gained our freedom and independence as an American people. This Congress stands for nothing but its own political expediency and privileges and ambition. A Congress that cannot defend morality, the U.S. Flag, marriage as sanctifed by God, the right to life of the unborn that God himself sanctioned, English our Mother Tongue, and social security for legal citizens only--this Congress has become a worthless institution, according to the Word of God. Forget the Constitution--it was warped beyond restoration years ago by the acts of Congress and the rulings of the Supreme Court! This state of America is the ultimate insanity of a demoralized, amoral U.S. Congress--it authorizes and institutes what God declares vile and abominable in His holy Word, and thinks it can do so with impunity! It, along with the Supreme Court justices, has become anti-God, anti-truth, anti-man--if the truth be made known. George Washington would climb up and rip his statue off the top of the Capitol Rotunda and everywhere it is found today in Washington. If you know anything about this man's anger against unrighteousness, it is a "done deal" that he would order the Washington Monument torn down, if he were back here in America, able to see what we have done to the nation and to the government in the name of tolerance and diversity and multiculturalism and Oprah's "you can have it all" gospel of narcissism. God will have to deliver us--even though we have strayed so far there is no turning back on our own volition. Only God is our hope now, for men have betrayed us into the hands of vile men and vile women.
One incident that David Barton of Walbuilders relates about George Washington tells something of Washington's righteous character and what he expected in the behavior and the level of civility of people around him. It was a dinner that George Washington and his wife Martha were having as hosts to a number of invited guests in their beautiful home, and everything was proceeding in a genteel fashion as usual (or so it seemed to everyone but the host) when suddenly Washington's knife and fork crashed with a shocking noise into his plate that startled the whole company. There was a terrible silence, as Washington's steely, gray eye fastened on the man responsible for the profanity he had heard uttered at his table, and the dinner ground to a standstill. No one could say anything but simply stare at the man responsible for Washington's indignation. The man who had uttered the profanity realized he had crossed a dreadful boundary and apologised. Only then did Washington take up his eating utensils, and, the incident branded in the memories of all, the dinner resumed.
Can you imagine this happening today at any Washington state dinner? It wouldn't happen. State dinners in Washington are full of profanity and obscenity, and no one says a thing against it.
HOW CAN WORLD TERRORISM ORIGINATING IN THE JEHADIST-SUPPORTING ISLAMIC COMMUNITY BE IGNORED BY THE DEMOCRATS AND THE U.S. ESTABLISHMENT? IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, AS THE OLD SONG GOES, "BEWITCHED, BOTHERED, AND BEWILDERED"? When the Muslim terrorists hijacked U.S. commercial aircraft and used them to make applesauce of the Big Apple and the Pentagon, 9/11, after the initial shock wore off, was completely dismissed by the Democratic leaders as irrelevant or a mere anomaly, almost as if it never happened!
I have to wonder what goes on in the psyches of Congressional legislators, who once were mere minutes away from being wiped out by a terrorist commandeered commercial jet (and would have been killed in a fiery cataclysm, if the Christian men on board had not bravely fought the terrorists who had taken over the plane and sent it on a suicide dive into a Pennsylvania field). You and I all saw the fine show Congress put on for us. These Congressmen and women stood on the steps of the Capitol gamely singing, "God Bless America", though many were no doubt gritting their teeth in the effort. How could they then go back in and work on legislation that they knew would help destroy America, joining the terrorists, in effect, if not philosophy? How could Democratic leaders in Congress after 9/11's close call at the Capital forget how they stood on the Capitol steps and sang "God Bless America," and then during President Bush's first term continually fulminate against morality and Christians and attack America's efforts to give Iraq the first free election in its thousand years or more of Islamic repression?
How could these same Democratic leaders, including Hillary Clinton, vote for a war in Iraq, which they declared was right and necessary, then become turncoats denouncing it as the President's unilateral and arbitrary gambit while the Congressional Record shows they voted and even spoke unreservedly for going into Iraq?
Hypocrites! Liars! Their own speeches show conclusively they are conscience-seared reprobates, utterly without shame. They cannot help lying to us, the American people, even when the lies are publicly recorded. Secure in their party machines and the fanatical support of their special interest, radical groups within the Democratic Party, they hardly care what the record says about them and their Benedict Arnold-like shifts from pro-Iraq war to anti-Iraq war.
In connection with the bewitchment of the Congress and Whitehouse, in the report from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), given by Jay Sekulow its chief counsel, we learn that U.S. military regulations now forbid the use of the name of Jesus by chaplains! Imagine, our military, committed to the defense of our nation, forbidding trhe name of Jesus to be named by U.S. chaplains in prayers! We are becoming atheist and anti-Christ, in the U.S. armed forces, while accepting Satanist chaplains at taxpayers' expense! What good will the armed services be if they reject the name of Jesus, the only saving Name on earth? As our Founding Fathers well knew and affirmed, we are not saved by our armed might, which has become known as the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy--it is God who is our Mighty Fortress and Strong Tower. We do not trust in chariots, or the strength of men, but in God we trust! This is written in the U.S. Capitol House of Representatives, over the doorway on the inside of the august chamber. Will it be excised, by order of the Supreme Court? Obviously, this policy of excising the Name of Jesus from our public military ceremonies and chaplains' prayers will doom our defenses. They will be perforated like a sieve, and anyone who wants to will be able to penetrate into our nation with weapons of mass destruction. Any nation that rejects God will be destroyed! You can bank on it (as history proves it, over and over). We too will be destroyed, if these military rulings are not overturned by a Presidential decree. Contact the ACLJ to sign a petition and also send letters prepared by ACLJ to your representatives in Congress and also to your state governor (if American). This movement spearheaded by an atheist (actually, secular humanist) organization called "Freedom From Religion," must be stopped. You can make a difference now, in the battle to save America from all our foes, inside and outside our borders. If we allow this to happen, we might as well concede total victory to the secular humanists over America, and surrender unconditionally.
A recent, typically sophisticated and idiotic Today show featured astrology, and it was recommended for "fun" and low-key, "harmless" advice. The blonde little missy serving as hostess also showed Nancy Reagan with her husband President Reagan, and told how she had frequently consulted astrologers to aid her husband in his presidency. What a shame to our country she brought upon us! Did she ever repent and apologize for this outrage? I have not heard of it. She compounded her bad example by going before the cameras in promos for stem cell research, using human embryos! What a terrible example she was to the younger generation on these two counts. I was a user of horoscopes when I was living as a backslidden Christian, and one of the very first things the Lord told me that had to go in my life was checkstand horoscopes! It was such a little thing in my view, which I picked up at the checkstand of a store--but God made it clear to me that it had to go, or else! Not wanting to risk losing Him, I obeyed his command, and over twenty years later He is still in my life as Lord and Savior. But what if I had refused? What if I had made lame-brain excuses and continued to pick up those "harmless" horoscopes at the store checkout stand? I would probably have gone back into the world, and died there, and at this moment would be in the flames of hell along with all the astrologers, psychics, witches, and sorcerers of the past! The hostess of the Today show--she would do well to consider the warnings in scripture against witchcraft in all its forms and manifestations. None of them is harmless--for they doom a soul to hell, or the Bible is lying.--Ed.
Only Christ and Christianity have advanced women on this earth--as history records again and again. Atheism, socialism, secular humanisms, feminism, have done next to nothing for bettering the condition of women. Feminists are not emancipating themselves; rather, they are enslaving themselves and other women to a liberal agenda that does not advance women but makes them political porcupines you better keep clear of (and selfish, self-centered ones at that!).
Amoral, profane, haters of men and marriage, arrogant, they have doomed their own gender if they get their full way. What an irony! Emancipation that oppresses and degrades! These same feminists would be enslaved, even executed by their allies--the men who wield power in patriarchal Moslem societies and nations. Yet these feminists of America run to patriarchal Muslims who would treat them worst of all, rather than acknowledge and be thankful for the freedom, value, and fulfilling life only Christ can give a woman!
Again, if the point still isn't clear: China's one child policy has also led to the killing of countless unborn babies, most often female. There are now sixty million young men in China who will never know a normal life and marriage. How will they cope with that? What are the human rights activists and feminists saying about this? Hello? Hello? I say there, hello?--Ed.
"Weighed in the Balance, and found Wanting: FEBRUARY'S WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING: BELO CORPORATION, DALLAS, TEXAS!
I loved it when I heard certain ultra-Orthodox Jewish rabbis in New York call the United Nations "the house of lies." That is better than anything Bolton said about this incurably corrupt, inept organization. The Israelis call the Arab states something very similar. Israelis, who have them as close neighbors, call the Muslim Arab states "The Empire of Lies." That they are! But in America we also have an empire of lies too and suffer daily, hourly, prepackaged, meticulously-orchestrated assaults on our moral fabric as a nation by the falsehoods, fabrications, slanders, plain nonsense and stupid facts, and pornographic filth it constantly spews forth.
This empire of lies is centered in the entertainment and news media industries.
I ask you not to support Belo Corporation, with all its affliates and subsidiaries, for this Hydra-headed corporation (masquerading as a caring, compassionate, cultured, philantrophic corporation with its grants to public TV feature series and community interests) shamelessly promotes gratuitous violence and lies and hatred of Israel and the spread of violence in America through their broadcasting. They have done this for many years, and we are reaping the bitter fruit daily of their subsidiary KING TV, broadcasting from Seattle, Washington.
People are dying, brutally murdered, I firmly believe, due to their hateful content broadcast almost daily against the military, against Christians, against Jews and Israelis. We have had a Muslim man from Eastern Washington attack the Jewish Federation headquarters in Seattle, shooting and killing innocent, defenceless women workers (one of them pregnant), and yet the liberal Jews in Seattle are so in league with secular humanism that they cannot connect the dots and fail to hold the local news media responsible to any degree for instilling this virulent hatred in Muslims for Israel and the Jews. If they had done this same thing to Americans of Norwegian descent, we would probably see attacks on shopkeepers in Poulsbo, and Ballard, and Edgewood, and other Norwegian-settled communities of Washington State--for the effect is to demonize the innocent people they are continually attacking until someone with a weak grasp on reality, or someone with a fanatical streak, flies off the handle and commits atrocious crimes against the people the press and media have demonized.
We in Washington State have lately witnessed an entire family murdered by a neighbor man, the two little boys, mother, and wife of a soldier fighting for Iraqi freedom over in Iraq were massacred and the house burned down over their bodies! Yet no one dares called the media the true culprits. No one dares call the local Seattle-based TV news channels and their hateful parent in Dallas, Belo Corporation, to account for their constant attack on the U.S. effort to bring democracy to a people who have never known anything but brutal dicatorship for decades.
Our TV networks and news channels are responsible before God for this, and so I name them for what they have done and are still doing, thinking themselves immune and able to do these evil things day after day without a God in heaven taking careful note of every lying and hateful word they give their puppet-like news anchors and newspeople. Lord God, you have seen it. Bring the owners and supervisors of Belo Corporation of Dallas, Texas, to accountability soon. Take away their standing on Wall Street in the Stock Market. Remove their chief investors. Reduce their ratings. In Your Holy and righteous Name, Jesus, I pray this. Amen!
Do the two contending "fathers" of the child care about the surviving daughter? Not a bit! They only want the immense amount of money, which will take them to hell too to join Anna Nicole and her son. Let the Devil lose the next round. Let the daughter be saved! Pray for her--that she not be caught up in the same drug-sex-glamor trap her mother was caught in and died in. Have compassion for the innocent daughter--the only innocent person involved in this scandal--don't just watch the endless TV shots showing the wretched Anna Nicole exposing practically everything of her breasts in picture after picture. Turn this garbage off and open your Bible, read Proverbs, and pray for these two men fighting over the money, and for the innocent baby daughter. What is worse than these two men and their lawyers is the U.S. media and the sleazy pulps and celeb magazines which are profiteering, to the tune of mega millions, off the wretcheness of this woman and her son, not to mention the surviving daughter. I cannot imagine an industry so cold and callous and hypocritical as the U.S. media and entertainment industry. Low animals can not be expected to act according to their consciences, for they have none. Our media and entertainment industries have people with consciences, but their consciences are obviously seared, and they are reduced to animals--smiling, lying animals, using every means to make money, no matter how untruthful and hurtful to innocent people.
In school did the instructors tell you anything about the courageous, indefatigable 19th century British parliamentarian who almost singlehandedly ended slavery in Britain and the British empire? Chances are, you never heard of him in school, and if you did, it was only a fleeting reference.
Now it is time to pull back the curtain secular humanists have long drawn over the history of slavery and the hero who, like David the shepherd boy, confronted it and brought it crashing down!>
This latter-day, heroic David was William Wilberforce, and he knew John Newton and revered him after he accepted Christ and repented of his evil life of slave-ship captain and became a humble country parson serving a God-fearing, Bible-based congregation the rest of his life. John Newton, on the other hand, saw great promise in the sickly Wilberforce, and encouraged him to press on. Wilberforce, who had investigated the slave trade in Britain, going by night with lanterns to see for himself what was going on in the ports, hated it passionately, so that he could not live except he do something to end this terrible inhumanity against man. It took him over twenty years of furious debate in Parliament before the nation's lawgivers were moved to end slavery once and for all. If Britain had not done this, America might have continued decades longer with slavery as an institution. Slavery was extremely profitable (exactly as abortion is extremely profitable in America), and to give it up was like asking the nation to give up its iron industry, a mainstay of the economy of that time. But Britain did give it up, and not only survived, but thrived as never before. America finally did give up slavery too, and thrived as never before. Yet slavery has now come to be one of the most profitable and widespread industries in the world. It exists in the form of sexual gulags, the traffiking of young girls, women, and even boys in a highly organized, international sex slave system that affects every nation on the earth, enslaving and degrading and eventually killing millions. This slavery too must end! We need another William Wilberforce to stir up the dead conscience of Christians and the non-Christian world. Slavery is alive and well in Sudan, where the Muslim militias attacking and enslaving mainly black Christian boys and girls are supported and supplied by the Islamic government in the capital and Islamic hellhole Khartoum (though they deny it to Amnesty International and others who like Franklin Graham who are fighting to help the enslaved Christians from Dafur, southern Sudan, regain their freedom). Rod Parsley of Breakthrough Ministries, Columbus, Ohio, is especially effective in buying the freedom of these enslaved Christian boys and girls, and reuniting families split by Muslim militia raids on their villages. Slavery exists in other Muslim countries as well. The Arab oil states can afford to bring in millions of women from the Philippines to work as maids--but they are often abused, sexually molested, and beaten by their Arab employers who do not respect these hired foreign Christian women. It is a scandal what happens to these poor women who are forced by a low economy in the Philippines to leave their families and homes to go to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, and other Muslim countries to work and then suffer from rapacious, lustful employers and their sons. How many human rights organizations care about these women? It is sometimes reported on the BBC about the most egregrious cases of abuse, but there is virtually a blackout (imposed by a sort of conspiracy to say nothing) about them in the press. It is a non-problem, as far as the secular human rights watchdog organizations are concerned, or we would be hearing far more about it--not just an occasional report.
You can learn about William Wilberforce and his epic struggle to end slavery by seeing the newly released film February 23, "Amazing Grace," produced by Ken Wales, who was given his start by Walt Disney. This film will embolden us, it will be a life-changing experience for all of us, making us fight for the unborn and the sex slaves of the international sexual gulag, not to mention the Filippino maids in the Middle East and the enslaved black Christians of southern Sudan (Dafur).
Islam, which enslaves its own people under the Sheriah, the Islamic civil, moral, religious, and governmental code, enslaves everyone else too--persecuting, killing, and subjugating Christians and Jews wherever it can. The Sheriah, when implemented by the clerics, becomes a Theocracy. Iran is an example of an Islamic "Republic" or Theocracy. Clerics rule all of government and society. Only one relgious faith is tolerated and promoted--Islam. Only one mode of dress for women is tolerated--Islamic from the neck to the ankles, with the head scarf clamped in place like a helmet. Only one moral code--Islamic. Only one Word of God is preached--the Islamic Koran. Only one "church" is allowed to assemble or build houses of worship--Islamic. Only Islamic courts try civil and religious cases. Only Islamics get the best jobs. Only Islamics get the best contracts in business. Only Islamics (hey, men, how about this great way to promote domestic tranquillity?)...are allowed four wives, and unlimited offspring by those women (Osama bin Ladin, despite his busy schedule plotting terrorist attacks on America, has fathered over twenty little bin Ladins, it is reported), and the freedom to say, "I divorce you," to an unwanted wife and then the freedom to take a younger, prettier wife in her place. Mohammed married a nine year old girl, younger than even the discredited, movie-making satyr, Woody Allen, would have run off with!
Only Islamics can kill an innocent person (a wife, a sister, a mother, who are doomed by just one word of any man of the household, however young, questioning their virtue) and be counted honorable and a defender of Islamic society and family--this is called "honor killing." Only Islamics can attack and steal the money and property of non-Muslims people and not be prosecuted and brought to justice. Only Islamics can kill non-Muslims and fade back into their respectable Muslim families and not be reported for committing murders Islam does not call crimes, since Islam teaches that Christians and Jews are monkeys and swine who do not possess the right to live, since they are not human beings. Only Muslims can kill former Muslims who converted to faith in Christ, and dismember them and then take the inner organs and parade them through the streets of their towns and cities (such as they did not long ago in Ramallah, according to Walid Shoebat).
Even proud and free and democratic America will face the return of slavery, just as it is flourishing today in Sudan and other Moslem countries. Our laws will be changed to the Sheriah, and it will become legal to enslave Christians and Jews, making them work for nothing in appalling conditions, and even rape and maim them, all without censure by the Moslem clerics. They will be sold again, in slave markets set up in American cities, or offered on the Internet. America will become a 7th century Islamic society after the Islamic theocracy takes over. This appalling, frightful fate will engulf Europe before America, but it will happen here too--unless there is a great Third Awakening of the Christian Church, a nation-wide repentance and revival of faith in Jesus Christ--the only Lord and Savior God has offered the fallen world--who is the only source of our civil and religious freedoms and liberties (a fact which is attested in countless official charters, constitutions, and documents, and even Supreme Court rulings and the statements and Bible inscriptions inscribed in the stones of official buildings of the U.S. Capitol). Secular humanism has prepared the way for the takeover of America by the Islamics--and they will hand America to them, just as they are handing America to them right now in California (where children in some school districts are required to say Muslim prayers and study the Muslim religion, but not Christianity).
NO TREATY OF WESTERN NATIONS WITH MUSLIMS IS WORTH THE INK AND THE PAPER USED TO MAKE THE TREATY! There can be no co-existence between Islam and the West, between Islam and Western governments and democracies, between Islam and Christianity, between Islam and Judaism. Islam itself forbids such a co-existence. Howso? "Hudna treaties" are treaties signed by Islamic representatives with UN officials and Western ambassadors and equally gullible U.S. Secretaries of State, but "hudna" is an Islamic code term that signifies "temporary" and "non-binding." Whatever treaty an Islamic signs, he does not mean to keep. He signs it to buy time to recoup his resources and weapons in order to launch the next assault and attack. Hezbollah is doing this at this very minute in southern Lebanon, rearming to attack Israel with Iranian and Russian rocketry, even while it is assaulting the Government headquarters in Beirut to create a diversion and draw attention away from its chief objective, the next attacks on Israel's northern territories.
It is foolish for the West to think that this doctrine of "hudna" does not operate. The Road Map of Peace is based upon an absolute fallacy, that "hudna" is not an Islamic doctrine and policy. The Road Map to Peace, or any such attempt to bring Islamic states and rulers to the peace table with Israel and the U.S., is based on a sheer misunderstanding that dooms the peace fromt the onset. At this moment (February 20, 2007) the U.S. is moving to reestablish the Roadmap to Peace, which really amounts only to the slippery slope to captitulation of Israel into the hands of its Muslim foes and enemies.
CANADA IS A SECULAR HUMANIST SOCIETY, BENDING OVER BACKWARDS TO PLACATE THE FANATICS OF ISLAM: The immigration office of Canada has recently turned back from its border a Christian and a former Muslim terrorist, now turned a highly reputed authority on the Muslim agenda, preferring to remain in ignorance and danger to facing the issues square, front and center. Canada is doomed, by such ignorance and refusal of the facts about Islam! I would move, if I were Canadian! America too is surely doomed, if we do not face the facts which former Islamic terrorists and Arabs who were Muslims are able to tell us. Do we want Dearborn, Michigan, to be our U.S. capital? It is well on its way to supplanting Washington, D.C., with the full compliance of the F.B.I, Homeland Security, the Presidency, and the U.S. Congress. There will be slaves bought and sold in Dearborn, Michigan, and we will watch and see nothing will be done to stop it, because America has, at the top, already bowed to Sheriah Law and the Islamic theocracy created by Mohammed and his followers.--Ed.
To garner possible votes in the near future, Congressmen are voting for the extension of social security benefits to illegals, and also voting against the recogizing of English as the official language. Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell of my own failed and liberal-doomed Washington State voted against English and also to extend social security benefits to illegal immigrants. Aren't we in a wonderful condition these days? I can pick up any volume of Gibbon's "Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire," and then read exactly what is happening in America's streets and towns! Go down the list of what destroyed and doomed Imperial Rome--it would be hard not to recognize the same thing not happening today. Ecclesiastes was absolutely right: there is nothing new under the sun. There is nothing new in America, that has not already happened in the Roman Empire in its catastrophic decline. Only our decline is much, much quicker. We are doing in mere decades what it took the Romans centuries to do to themselves, with the help of the barbarian invasions.
Fast or slow, the process is irreversible. You can't push a Rewind button if you want to go back to previous conditions. It is a slippery slope that you cannot get back up, no matter how hard you try. Emperor after emperor tried to reform the Empire, and even Constantine turned Christian, hoping that the Empire would gain cohesion by unifying with one religion. A mistaken idea! The Empire fell apart anyway! Its enemies devoured it anyway! Christ did not come to save this world, but bring an entirely new kingdom, the one ruled by God. This kingdom will be established fully when he returns at His second coming, when he steps down on the Mount of Olives outside the walls of Jerusalem, and makes the city his capital of an everlasting kingdiom. Rather than try to save a corruption-riddled, immoral, godless empire tottering to its grave, we ought to be praying in God's righteous, everlasting Kingdom. It is one thing to try to save America, the land of the free and the home of the brave--but that America is over, it is gone, and it cannot be saved. It is destroying itself, chiefly from its enemies within. Americans themselves are destroying America--with a little help from the terrorists. The terrorists will finish the job, that is all. But, thank God, like Abraham, we have a better country, a higher kingdom, in which we have our citizenship. This world and all its present nations will pass away--but God's Word, God's kingdom, will never pass away. Abraham believed God, even in the midst of an idolatrous, shockingly vile and heathen Canaan. He never gained possession of it, yet believed God that his descendants would in some future time. The Promised Land now, for us Christians, is God's Kingdom--not Canaan, which belongs to the Jews forever according to God's eternal covenant. But we have our citizenship in God's Kingdom, which includes heaven and earth. I would call that a bargain. We give up America, which we cannot save and hold anyway, and gain an eternal kingdom which nothing can destroy or harm or injure. This is a comfort to me, as I view the continued, swift decline of America and the utter profligacy and chicanery of our Congress's legislators. My level of disgust with the Congress, the Supreme Court and the lesser courts, with Hollywood, with the media, with the press, and with some Christian ministries as well that do not square with the Bible, is humanly more than I can take. It takes God's grace for me to look at all these evils and not look for a monastery somewhere!--Ed.
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