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."
Public Law 97-280, October 4, 1982, Approved October 4, 1982, Statute 1211, proclaims to the nation and the world that "Congress Declares Bible "The Word of God." I have colored this jpg the color yellow, because this could not happen in 2006, and has not happened in 2006. We have become a cowardly nation in all respects, despite certain exceptions such as Mr. Graber and John Hagee and a few others. Our President commends a dictator's "landslide victory" in Venezuela. The same President received the worst abuse ever given any nation's leader by another leader in the United Nations Assembly, heaped on him like a ton of manure by this same tinpot country's dictator, Chavez, without a murmur. He was called a Devil, a Satan, an oppressor, and many other noxious things! For what? Because he dared to fight for freedom and the American way of life and tried to make it available to one of the worst cases in the dictatorship-ridden Middle East! Does this President not know, or has he forgotten, that he represents his nation? He stands in a long line of noble, brave leaders. He ought not to take such things so lightly. As you can read in in I Chronicles 19, King David's envoys, sent in real friendship because of the death of the king who had been friends with David, were abused and ill-treated and humiliated by Hanun the new king of Ammon (which is north of Moab, on the left bank of the Jordan River). Hanun cut off the beards of these dignified men, and also cut their robes off just below the waist (the Bible uses a more descriptive phrase than I want to use) and then sent them walking back to Israel. Can you imagine the shame of that in the culture of that day? These Middle Eastern gentlemen would have preferred death to the shame of the public spectacle Hanun inflicted on them. Crowds of Ammonites must have jeered at them every step of the way out of the country. They were also probably pelted with dung, rotten fruit, and dirt clods. This was an unprovoked outrage. Realizing that he had gotten David mad as a hornet, Hanun hastily spent a lot of his money to hire 32,000 chariots and drivers, and another fighting force as well, and joined them with his own army. All this was not enough to ward off mighty King David who was going to make Hanun pay dearly for his mistake. King David replied with an all-out war that crushed Ammon and the even more dangerous ally of Syria. What is inexplicable is that Hanun dared to provoke this lion, David, after David had previously defeated the mighty Philistines and many other major military powers. The only explanation is that Hanun was so young he was brash and ill-advised--he thought, being young, he was more than equal to the older man. How wrong he was! We see now Iran's leadership dressed in clerical robes boasting that they are no longer in the position to fear anything America can do to them. Iran, they say, can do anything it wants to do. They are even hosting in Tehran an anti-Holocaust symposium--gathering spurious authorities on history who will speak pure nonsense and deny there was a Holocaust, thus removing the one main reason for Israel's existence as a refuge for the Jewish people. I can only think that we have invited this foolish, brash new Hanun, Iran's president, to provoke and outrage us and our ally, Israel, through our defeatest, anti-war in Iraq Congressmen and now the equally defeatist Baker-Hamilton "study group." If I were Iran's president, or Hanun the Second, I would be encouraged to slap and humiliate America, since America is being shown a weak paper tiger, and indecisive and divided at best.
Now Iran's charge against us--and I heard Iran's president say this in an interview with an idiotic American newsman from 60 Minutes--is that America is the oppressor. Yes, that is what this little dictator said! Yet what oppressor acts as America acts? If Iran were devastated by a killer earthquake, what country would be first to send real aid? America! If Venezuela (another enemy of America) were destroyed by a hurricane or earthquake--guess who would be first on the scene with massive aid by the U.S. government and American Christian ministries and organizations? Would it be Saudi Arabia, Russia, France, the Netherlands (which is about the tightest nation in philantrophic giving, though better than Italy!)! How is it any different today in this world of nations that circle us like sharks who scent blood? We are being encircled, and the more blood we let go without any response--the more the sharks are encouraged to attack, since they see we are not going to defend ourselves! The president of Iran has led the pack against us. Now this petty dictator of Venezuela is leading a movement of socialist resurgence through all of Latin America. Communist Cuba's bloody dictator (the darling of America's liberals and secular humanists), Castro, is now being vindicated for his lifelong hatred and resistance against America and its freedoms.
Thank God for the example, however, of Congress in 1982, when it declared the Bible to be the Word of God and vitally connected with America in every meaningful way! When the ACLU continues its rampages against the public mention of the Bible or the use of it in swearing in ceremonies or the "right" of anyone to insist on the use of the Koran or any other "holy" book, we still have Statute 1211. This joint resolution and statute, authorized unaminously by both houses of the Congress, must be wiped from the books and Marx and Engel's Communist Manifesto put in its place if we are to allow the representative from Minnesota to claim a specious right not one of our Founding Fathers would let him claim as a free American proud of his country. They would have run him right out of the country as the montebank and ingrate and intolerant shyster he really is! He should be run out now--deported to a Islamic dictatorship, where he would have to be sworn in on the Koran, in an office that would mean nothing since it would not be won in a free election by free people who can exercise a choice. If he wants to be sworn in on a Koran, let him go to Pakistan, or Indonesia, or Saudi Arabia, or Egypt, or Libya, or Sudan (where they are presently slaughtering tens of thousands of Christians in Dafur). Any U.S. Congressman who slaps the whole nation in the face before taking office in the way he has done, ought to be given a one-way ticket to the Islamic concentration camp of a country of his choice. No one was going to force him to swear in on the Bible--in fact, it is not that commonly done anymore in the U.S. Congress. He deliberately made it an issue, seeking to insult and humiliate this Christian-founded nation as a triumphantist Muslim taking office in the U.S. Congress. Let his issue, which he raised by choice, take him all the way out: to a nation where no one is free, where no one has the right to freedom of conscience in religion, where no one can raise his or her head if she is a Christian, or a Jew, or a Buddhist, or anything else--where if you do, it will be severed from your shoulders, as is currently done in Saudi Arabia and other Islamic states where Islamic Sheriah law is the law of the land. It is against the law in Saudi Arabia even to carry a Bible! This is the most outrageous travesty of a nation--yet we support it, year after year, with our alliance and our oil money by the untold billions, money the corrupt, corpulent king and his gang of sex-crazed, over-fed relatives squander on themselves with luxurious limoisines, palaces, gold-inlaid swimming pools, marble dog houses, diamond-encrusted tooth brushes...!
Secular Humanism has brought us to this point, and the outrages will continue, as a free, Christian, Bible-based America (I am speaking about our true foundations) is publicly defied, humiliated, and discredited by its jealous, anti-democracy, socialist, Islamic foes, who have been given center stage in the name of "Tolerance," "Multi-Culturalism," "Diversity," and the other abominations specifically engineered by secular humanists to destroy a free nation founded under God and Christ.
Alexis de Tocqueville, the great French political and social commentator, touring America in the early 19th century in order to discover the causes of America's greatness, concluded that it was the preaching of righteouness from the pulpits in thousands of America's churches. It is high time to return to the cause of our greatness as a nation--the Bible-pased preaching of righteousness! Our greatness is not Wal-mart, or Wall Street, or Wall Drug--it is the Word of God, and the Righteousness of God, preached in the pulpits of Bible-based churches! Nothing else will preserve this nation or continue its greatness. It will fall, and is currently falling, when that God, the Bible, and righteousness are forgotten. Americans, Christians, and Jews, it is our choice! At the same time we repent and return to God, our national policy must become one that leads all nations to adopt Emperor Constantine's landmark Edict of Milan, which gave religious freedom in the Roman Empire to Christians. This Edict can be used as the base for similar laws, that will overturn the worst features of Sheriah that anathematize and prohibit religious freedom or freedom of conscience for 1.3 billion human beings on earth (and a growing number each year, largely due to their extremely high birth rate). This cannot be tolerated any longer--for it breeds vast turmoil, hatred, wars, attacks on Christians and Jews other people of faith, and even threatens the entire world with a new nuclear arms race and nuclear warfare. This Edict needs to be adopted by the United Nations, or it will continue to be a travesty of an assembly for freedom-loving, independent nations. There is no reason why Sheriah's exclusion of freedom of conscience should be allowed to grow and dominate in a free society, overturning its freedoms in order to eradicate religious liberty and substitute Islamic theology.
Now the Islamic apologists will claim that everyone is free under Sheriah to practice their own religion, even if the state religion is Islam. (This is what the atheistic Soviets and Communists claimed too, citing religious freedom in their constitutions, while millions languished in jails, prisons, and concentration camps for the "crime" of practicing Christianity!) This is not so. We see how people fare in Islamic states today--persecution, murder, beheadings, torture, enslavement, stiff taxation, no freedom to share their faith with their neighbors or even those who come requesting information, death for baptizing any former Muslim, and on an on!--it is intolerable for Christians in most all Islamic states. Coptic Christians are thought to be the original Egyptians (the Arabs and Muslims came much, much later), yet they persecuted and even murdered in their own country by Muslims! This goes on year after year--and they are also made second class citizens, all because they are Christians! I have been there, and I have seen it. Only a tiny fraction of the Christians are well-to-do--and have escaped the worst features of Islamic oppression of Christians. Even this well-to-do fraction have to be careful, as they can be kidnapped, or murdered simply because they follow Christ.
Another thing permitted by Sheriah law is honor killing. Nothing is being said in the Islamic communities about honor killings. Amnesty International and other human rights watch groups also maintain a solid front of silence, a deafening silence about honor killings in Islamic societies. This is so hypocritical of them! How many thousands of Islamic women are being brutally murdered by their brothers, husbands, or other kin, because this is sanctioned by Sheriah law? Girls and women, unmarried or married or even aged women, can be murdered for very slight offenses too--it doesn't require adultery, and even if adultery was committed, that is not a capital offense in Western society. But it is in most Islamic socieities, and possibly occurs even in the more moderate Muslim societies (wherever they may be, none come to mind). And, let's be realistic. Even if Muslim women live in many Western societies, they are not safe or immune from honor killing. They can be killed here, or, if that is not convenient, then they can be flown to an Islamic country and killed there. It is all very convenient--and the Islamic authorities will say nothing of course, and if there is police involved, they will report something that will not be the truth. The honor killing is routinely covered up. We know this is a universal practice in Muslim countries and societies--and it is probably going on in America now--but have not recognized it, because of our ignorance. The longer the Muslims operate here and increase in numbers, there will be more and more honor killings. Someday we will wake up to the fact--but how many women will perish under this cruel Sheriah law system before we put a stop to it, both nationally and internationally. Islam will NOT EVER reform--we have seen this is the case already. It must be reformed--FROM OUTSIDE. From outside, there is the danger of war and bloodshed, though war and bloodshed have come already and will continue, however many concessions the fearful, cowering, secular-humanist-dominated West makes with hostile Islamic societies. The best way for change is, gradually, from within, by the conversion of its members to Christ. Right now, conversion to Christian belief is the only way the reformation of Islam is happening. Once a former Muslim hates the violence and brutality of his religion enough, he tuns to Christ and will never commit such crimes as honor killings. He will never persecute people of other faiths. He will love his enemies--including the Muslims who are now persecuting him and threatening his life because he has become a Christian. How radically different are Islam and Christianity! They are as different as night is from day. And Allah and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are as different as night is from day.
Secular Humanist apologists for Islam in the West deny the need for any real resistance by the West against Islam. Are they correct or just politically correct? Please read how a nation, even such as America, can be divided and conquered by the "enemy within" and a "peace-loving sheep" that is really a ravening wolf.
For a brand-new film based on the Book of Esther that will entertain and challenge everyone, without wondering and worrying about a low rating (it is PG)--go to the place to get the names of theaters nearest you, and type in your zip code for your area's listing (you are also asked to call local theaters and ask if they will be showing the film called "A Night With the King":
"Where is that guy coming from?" A Discussion of Important Issues and Influences on the Instructor, by Duane L. Smith
3. The release of 70 of the captives in Baghdad from the government office building (keep praying for the safe return of the other thirty or more captives).
4. The continued failure of terrorist plots on American soil after 9/11.
5. The recent arrests in London foiling a terrorist plot to bring down about a dozen American commercial jets flying from Heathrow, London, exploding them over American cities (not over the Atlantic Ocean in mid-flight as was originally reported!).
6. The increased world attention being given by human rights activists, following up the whistleblowing on it by brave Christian evangelists such as Pastor Rod Parsley and Franklin Graham, so that the UN and world community is embarrassed and forced to deal with the genocide and liquidation of black Christians by Sudan's Muslim government, which denies any complicity, of course, but has for the last decade or more sponsored and given helicopters, bombs, planes and weapons to Muslim militias raiding Dafur, south Sudan. By the way, this is the same regime under whose umbrella Osama bin Laden formerly operated a safe haven for his terrorist training camps. He must have been too hot for even them to handle, and they offered him to President Clinton, who had "better things to do" and let him get away (this is just the straight public record).
7. All the thousands, or millions, of answers by a faithful God, which we are not aware of (sometimes it is merciful we don't know just what all is going on against us!).
"Culture Warrior," by Bill O'Reilly (go to www.amazon.com, or any bookstore), which details the unconditional, all-out war being waged against America's Judaeo-Christian foundations by secular progressives (also called secular humanists, or better: "secular retrogressives").
Why I believe Bill O'Reilly and others like him may be "Shamgars" or deliverers that God raises up to defend Israel when Israel has none of her own with the backbone to do the job:
This book speaks to the greatest need of America--which is to wake up and seek God in repentance and then carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Muslims in love and humility--and can be obtained by calling 1-800-854-9899, or contact her via Pastor John Hagee's website.
"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," autobiographical account of imprisonment of author in a communist country for Bible smuggling
"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
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. His travels in America.
A royal wedding infinitely more splendid and majestic than Charles and Diana's is coming, when Christ is wed to His Bride. His bride will be ready, and she will be without spot or wrinkle. Are we preparing ourselves as the Bride of Christ? It is time to purify ourselves and get ready for the grand royal wedding with the King!
On a trip to England, my hosts took me to St. Paul's Cathedral, and we saw the silver chandeliers had been taken down, for cleaning, in preparation for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. The cathedral itself had to be cleaned and purified for the wedding and the honorable guests and the Bride and Groom and the Groom's royal mother the Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury and The Dean of the Cathedral. This was probably the wedding of the century, watched world-wide by television by hundreds of millions. How much more, we, the Church and Body of Christ, must be made ready for the wedding, cleaned and purified for our much more glorious Bridegroom, Jesus Christ!
You too, as a customer, U.S. citizen, and Christian, can make a difference. Simply sign on (without having to make a donation) to a petition to help save Christmas at our nation's retail stores, where it is being driven into extinction by the ACLU and its supporters through strong-arm tactics and intimidation. Click on "Naughty and Nice Retail Stores" on the left of the web page and you can read the list of those who delete Christmas and those who support Christmas. It is illuminating, to say the least. After reading the names of stores that have trashed Christmas, I am hardly inclined any more to shop there.
At this site, which is Liberty Counsel, you can also send an email with your complaint about any store or business (where you may be an employee) that is discriminating against this legal holiday of Christmas. I sent one right away about our local Fred Meyers store, for Freddies ignored my respectful letter sent last year reminding them that Christmas is still a legal U.S. holiday and I really did not like their anti-Christmas change in the store banners and salespeople's greetings. My brother who works at SEATAC International Airport has also a complaint he needs to send in. All of this major U.S. airport's Christmas trees were removed at midnight. Imagine that! No Christmas trees at Christmas! The news of this has gone national, and you can read about it without it being reported here. This last event just proves that none of us can avoid the secular humanist's culture war against Christianity--the all-out battle against cherished Christian values and traditions and beliefs, that is being waged coast to coast in America by the secular humanists who claim to be so tolerant and compassionate but are the very opposite.
We must stand, dear fellow Americans and Christians!
Stand up now--not when it is too late and you and I wake up in a secular-humanist, politically correct paradise that is really a hell worse than anything you could imagine.
Stand, be counted, and the darkness of secular humanism can be stopped in its tracks. Do nothing, and everything vile will triumph. Yes, it may seem like a small thing now to you, this saving Christmas in the stores, but it is actually very important.
Someday I want to take a tour of the great Dutch dykes, and see the more traditional type (if it still exists) that was used effectively for centuries to hold back the North Atlantic from drowning the low-lying Dutch farms and cities. Just as one tiny hole in a dyke can bring it all down, and thousands are drowned, when all it takes (as the wonderful Dutch story goes) to save the country of Holland is for a single, quick-witted Dutch boy with some practical common sense and love of others to stick his finger into the hole before it gets any bigger and the stormy ocean is stopped in its tracks!
Remember, biblically, this is exactly what David did! He was the original dyke-saver and national hero! All it took to save Israel from being conquered and wiped out by the Philistine invaders was for one plucky shepherd boy who believe in Almighty God's faithfulness to stand up against the giant Philistine Schwarzenegger with his slingshot and a stone he picked out of a nearby creek!
The rest is history: three thousand years later, the Jews and now again Israel still exist, thanks to the boy David! Remember too, it wasn't the tall, armored Saul the king, his pompous, Henry Kissinger-like stuff-shirt counsellors and cabinet, or his war department of generals and army that saved Israel--they were a pack of cowards, cowering in fear of the Philistines. No, it was that lone, fleece-shirted shepherd boy from some hick town named Bethlehem who did the job they were supposed to do but were afraid to do--all because he loved and believed in the power of the God of Israel to turn the tide against Israel's mortal enemies. Israel badly needs, by the way, such a shepherd boy today--as it is stumbling under its present, Neville Chamberlain-like leadership toward even more compromise and humiliation by the pagan, uncircumcised Philistines of today--the fanatical leaders of Iran and the PLO and Hamas and Hezbollah.
I have read his "Voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle" (the epic, fact-gathering scientific expedition and voyage in a wooden, sailed ship that took him along the west coast of South America and as far as the Galapagos Islands)and also viewed the account of Darwin's last days, recorded by people who were friends of his and went to visit him in his last sickness. As the white-haired, dying man lay on his bed, looking somewhat like an Old Testament patriarch painted by Rembrandt, he called for Christian songs to be sung, and the Gospel to be preached, in a chapel on his estate! Not only that, he wanted the windows opened, so that he could hear wisps of the service and the singing.
Poor Charles Darwin, the brilliant but emotionally-impaired British naturalist who started all this flood of evil in these End-Times with certain ideas he later in life recanted and bitterly regretted, was a Christian. Yes, Darwin believed in Jesus Christ! They will never tell the students in the school this fact, or they will be asked a lot of questions they don't want to answer.
An educated man, a scientist, he of all people should have known better than to publish things he could not then (nor has anyone since been able to) prove, but which has been used by wicked people to justify their rebellion and flight from God and morality and even common sense. His unproven, "unformed theory" of Evolution, despite no scientific verification, has been granted the status of a hard science like mathematics, flying in the face of the Scientific Method. It is, when you view the dogmatic fanaticism of its adherents in the schools and universities, a religious view, not a scientific view. Darwinian evolution is their alternative to a Christian world-view, which is scientifically verifiable (as archeology, astronomy, geology, and even nutrition is constantly showing to the world community of science and education). They must hold to it like bulldogs, though it is not proven, and never will be proven, because with it they can defy God, morality, and personal accountability for their wicked deeds. One of their own Darwinians even acknowledged this fact--Huxley, by name. Evolutionists since his time has since lived up to Huxley's trenchant observation that Darwinian evolution is a mere excuse for hedonism and lust. We must not forget: those who forsake God will be open to committing every atrocious act, given time and opportunity. Without God, there is ultimately no absolute Authority to answer to, and so man inevitably descends below the level of a beast in his lawless deeds (for even animals obey natural laws).
Terrorism? Bombs? Why fear anything? Almighty God will be flying with you and going right along side of you! Travel in Israel, and on its planes particularly, is much, much safer than in the West. Israelis have lived with aggressive, hostile neighbors so long, they know what to do to make travel in Israel extra safe. Dear Emmaus Walker, do not miss the opportunity to go to Israel now before Christ's soon coming (ask and trust God for the money!), and go (you will never, never regret it):