Now I Know That Heaven Will Be A Really Cool Place…

…Because The “King Of Cool” Became Saved And Will Be There.

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Not many celebrities or people of world renown will be in heaven according to the Bible:

1 Corinthians 1:26-28  King James Version (KJV)
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

In a worldly way, Steve McQueen had it all.  We baby boomers saw him in “Wanted: Dead Or Alive,” with his one of a kind sawed-off Winchester rifle.  He costarred with Yul Brynner in “The Magnificent Seven.”  He rode his motorcycle in “The Great Escape,” and with Nazis close behind him, he nearly jumped into Switzerland.  I was in fourth grade when this movie was released, and we boys were jumping our bicycles off of everything after watching this movie.  Then, of course, there is the seven minute chase scene in Bullitt, whereby he drives a Mustang through the hills of San Francisco at breakneck speed.  (see the two part You Tubes below covering the chase scene).

Steve had a rough upbringing, starting when his barnstorming daredevil father who worked with a circus as a stunt pilot, left him a couple of months after his birth.  His alcoholic mother, likewise, opted out, and turned him over to relatives.  Steve was also dyslexic.  A cruel step father then intervened in his life, beating him, and Steve eventually ended up in the California Junior Boys Republic in Chino, California (Boys Town).  He served a hitch in the Marines, and later tried acting, receiving his first break that led to a role in the western “Wanted: Dead Or Alive.”  He played roles as an anti hero throughout his acting career.  After receiving worldly success and fame, he realized that something was missing.  And that something, of course, was Jesus Christ.  In spite of all of the worldly success in his life, Steve lacked inner peace.  Prior to being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Steve placed his faith in Jesus Christ.  Listen to the first two You Tubes for Steve McQueen’s testimony and conversion.  The first of the two is narrated by California evangelist Greg Laurie who I love to hear preach the Gospel teaching of salvation.  I am really glad Steve was saved!  Thank you Jesus.

 

Enjoy the following two You Tubes, depicting the conversion of Steve McQueen:

 

Seven Minute Mustang Chase Scene In Bullitt:

 

Motorcycle Scene- The Great Escape, 1963, Steve McQueen  (This scene was not part of the movies’ original story line and script, but was added so the aspiring actor could showcase his motorcycle skills.  Steve raced motorcycles competitively).

Trump Supporter Angry At ABC News For Covering Legit News Story. There’s no such thing as a good breakup. By David Moye Wellstar Groundwater Technologies

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You have heard it said that things are done big in Texas.  Consider how the following Texan simply bought a billboard in order to share his feelings about the fake news on ABC:

 

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Is it a sign of the times or simply the eccentric reaction of one person?
A Donald Trump supporter in Boerne, Texas, has paid for a billboard telling ABC News he is angry they are covering a legitimate news story.
Of course, he didn’t phrase it in exactly those terms.
Kyle Courtney grew up watching ABC News, but he’s angry that the network keeps harping on all those pesky allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
You know, stories such as former Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson telling a congressional committee Wednesday exactly how Russia meddled in the vote.
Courtney decided to make his thoughts very public this week with the billboard in the city about 40 miles northwest of San Antonio, Texas, that says:
“ABC News: I grew up with you. We are through. The Russians didn’t elect Donald Trump. I did.”
It should be noted that Courtney didn’t actually elect Trump, the Electoral College did. Trump won 30 states and 306 Electoral College votes even though about 3 million more people voted for Hillary Clinton.
Courtney’s sign is expected to stay up for two months, according to the NBC News San Antonio affiliate.
Courtney, who runs a business drilling water wells, gave a statement to HuffPost elaborating on why he’s angry:
“ABC News was the only channel I watched as a child growing up in Texas but I think they have lost touch with America and forgotten the working man. They don’t represent our voice anymore. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was funded by the Clinton Foundation in close coordination with the media, and now we’re seeing them try to fix what they couldn’t fix during the election. They are doing everything they can, night after night, to create narratives and sway people’s direction to impeach Donald Trump. Our democracy is at stake when a major political party and the media are in bed together. I’m not asking anyone to boycott the Democratic Party. I’m not in the brainwashing business, but the liberal media is.”
He says the support he’s getting for his breakup billboard is overwhelming.
“I’m considering starting a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to buy up vacant billboards for various Trump supporters who otherwise couldn’t afford it to make their voices known,” he told HuffPost by email.
Courtney also says he won’t change his mind about ABC even if the evidence proves Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.
“This was not an easy decision. For 35 years I have watched how their agenda has changed. This didn’t just start with Donald Trump, I watched them systematically destroy George Bush and hand us Barack Obama on a silver platter.”
Part of Courtney’s issue with the media, he said, is that much of its coverage relies on unnamed sources.
“I grew up in America where we were not afraid to say who we are and what we stand for, as witnessed by my billboard,” he said.
He added that he has the same negative reaction to pro-Trump stories that don’t quote sources by name.
“Any story that cites an unnamed source is giving someone an opportunity to lie,” he said.
A spokeswoman for ABC in New York, asked for a response, emailed HuffPost: “Thank you for the heads up. I’m sorry we don’t have anything to add.”
This story has been updated with additional comments from Courtney.

Bloodshed Is Coming To America

By Jason and David Benham

God warned of this long ago

 

Bloodshed is coming to America, and it won’t be a response to oppression but the result of aggression – against God and our constitutional form of government.
The increasingly violent acts in our streets, town-hall meetings and university campuses are simply birth pangs for a greater upheaval that’s brewing hot – and it’s not by accident.
Although the narrative is that street protests and student uprisings are simply a response to Trump as president or guest speakers with conservative values, the truth is they are coordinated attacks resulting from a subversive anti-God, anti-American ideology that has indoctrinated our universities for more than 50 years.
Let us explain.
In 1963, a book written by Cleon Skousen titled “The Naked Communist” was presented to Congress by Rep A.S. Herlong Jr. of Florida. In his remarks, he submitted the book’s list of goals, which revealed how revolutionaries intended to turn our nation from constitutionalism to communism without firing a single bullet. And the schoolroom provided the perfect staging ground. The full list of goals can be found in the Congressional Record – Appendix, Pages A34-A35, Jan. 10, 1963.
Here are just a few:
17) Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18) Gain control of all student newspapers.
19) Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations, which are under Communist attack.
20) Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
21) Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures.
24) Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
25) Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
26) Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
28) Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
29) Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30) Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
31) Belittle all forms of American culture, and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.”
32) Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
40) Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
42) Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition, that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems.
Sound familiar? These goals aren’t simply being taught to our youth, they are being caught – and now carried out.
The problem is many of the cultural leaders in this movement are now calling for – and sometimes even demanding – bloodshed.
Listen to some of these horrifying statements:
“I wish they (Republicans) were all f—ing dead!” – Dan Savage
“If I had my way, I would see Katherine Harris and Ken Blackwell strapped down to electric chairs and lit up like Christmas trees. The better to light the way for American democracy and American freedom!” – Democratic talk radio’s Stephen Crockett
“Republicans, whose goal in life is to profit from disaster and who don’t give a hoot about human beings, either can’t or won’t. Which is why I personally think they should be exterminated before they cause any more harm.” – The Village Voice’s Michael Feingold
“Michele (Bachmann), slit your wrist. Go ahead. .. or, do us all a better thing [sic]. Move that knife up about two feet. Start right at the collarbone.” – Montel Williams
“I have zero doubt that if Dick Cheney was not in power, people wouldn’t be dying needlessly tomorrow. … I’m just saying if he did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.” – Bill Maher
“F— God d-mned Joe the God D-mned Motherf—ing Plumber! I want Motherf—ing Joe the Plumber dead.” – Liberal talk-show host Charles Karel Bouley on the air.
“That Scott down there that’s running for governor of Florida. Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him.” – Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa.
“Are you angry? [Yeah!] Are you angry? [Yeah!] Are you angry? [Yeah!] Well, we’ve been watching intifada in Palestine, we’ve been watching an uprising in Iraq, and the question is that what are we doing? … It’s about time that we have an intifada in this country that change[s] fundamentally the political dynamics in here. And we know every – They’re gonna say some Palestinian being too radical – well, you haven’t seen radicalism yet.” – U.C. Berkeley lecturer Hatem Bazian
Click here for a full list of calls to violence.
This is serious stuff, folks. Calls for bloodshed are on the rise.
But we should know God warned of this long ago. When a nation devalues His precepts, distorts His principles, and denies His path bloodshed will follow bloodshed.
The prophet Hosea said, “Listen to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel, for the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, because there is no faithfulness or kindness or knowledge of God in the land. There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery. They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed. Therefore the land mourns, and everyone who lives in it languishes” (Hosea 4:1-3).
Today, we are beginning to languish as a nation – and it’s high time we turn back to God.
“Therefore, return to your God, observe kindness and justice, and wait for your God continually” (Hosea 12:6).
Just as bloodshed is the result of turning away from God, liberty and freedom are His response when we turn back to Him. Let’s pray for this today.
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2015 Second Orlando Prophecy Summit, Part 54

Dan Goodwin    ~    Interview / Hagmann & Hagmann

Dan wrote a book: “God’s Final Jubilee.”  Dan is a prolific author and an evangelist.  Dan once again explained that there were three major Sabbaths in the Bible.  The seven day Sabbath, the seven year Sabbath, and then the forty nine year Sabbath which is called the Jubilee.  (These Sabbath rests are explained in detail in Dan’s other presentations and classes in this conference).  Dan believes the Jubilee is an important concept in understanding Bible prophecy, since Christ is going to redeem planet earth.  A price has to be paid in order to redeem the earth.  Christ will hold the title deed.  “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.”

Dan believes there will be seventy Jubilees.  He commences his time clock about 1500 B.C. at the time of Moses.  The 3500 years since this date, divided by fifty, would make seventy Jubilees.  Dan has other mathematical computations, most which I will not include on this blog entry.  He believes, for instance, that the Biblical passage that says “one thousand years are as one day with the Lord” is to be taken literally, resulting in 7,000 years (one week) since creation.  Others believe in this interpretation as well.  This theory strongly implies that we are at the end of the “week,” and that our age is therefore nearly expired, and apocalyptic events are soon to occur.  I believe that scripture has nothing to do with prophecy, but tells us that time is nothing with our Eternal God.  God rests outside of time.  Dan believes 2015 is a Sabbatical Year, a Jubilee Year, and maybe even a final Jubilee Year.  He believed the Jubilee date could be in September, 2015 on the Day of Atonement.  He believed that end times eschatological events could have happened during this time.  As I write this in April, 2016, one can see that Dan’s dates are obviously wrong.

Dan then tied in the Levitical Feasts with the life of Jesus Christ.  The Seven Levitical Feasts are indeed indicative of major prophetical events.  These are also explained in great detail in Dan’s previous seminars covered on this blog site.  He said the “Blood Moons” are also synchronized with the feasts from Leviticus.  There is very little if any proof of this assertion.

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I do not agree with a lot of Dan Goodwin’s eschatology.  He states that he is not a date setter and then he proceeds to set dates.  Perhaps he should run for political office.  He arrives at seventy Jubilees, and claims it could be the time for Christ’s return.  False prophet Harold Camping said 1994 would be a Jubilee of Jubilees (the fiftieth Jubilee) and he was wrong as well.  Interview hosts Doug and Joe Hagmann both appeared skeptical and a bit uneasy during the interview.  Then Dan Goodwin claimed the so called “blood moons” were prophetic, and were related to eschatological events and Christ’s coming.  The moon turning blood red, mentioned in Joel 2:31 and in Acts 2:20, has nothing to do with these eclipses that have occurred recently.  Since when are eclipses “blood moons”?  I have been blessed by nearly all of the teachers at this prophecy conference, yet Dan Goodwin is one teacher I would not desire to hear again.  I found his conclusions to be a mixture of truth and error.

 

 

European Union Sues Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic For Not Taking Muslim Migrants

Factoid About Islam – Naïve and uninformed westerners are taught that there are many kinds of Muslims, ranging from peace loving to terrorists.  Our education system, government, intelligentsia and our media all teach us this fake news and propaganda.  MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and even Fox News are all on the same page in this regard.  They NEVER report on the teachings from the Koran or their (false) prophet Mohammed.  The Politically Correct (PC), multiculturalism mindset even muzzles the mouths of the bolder reporters such as Sean Hannity of Fox News.  Brigitte Gabriel, leader of Act For America, is one of the very few who teaches the true goals of Islam.  What do Boko Haram, Hamas, Al-Queda, Hezbollah, Isis, Shiites, Sunnis, Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood, Palestinians, Syrians, Iranians, Saudis, etc., etc., etc., i.e. all Muslims have in common?  Answer:  They all desire to establish Sharia Law and take over every nation on the planet.  Democracy is not in their vocabulary.  As soon as their majority is accomplished, your choice will be to worship the moon god Allah or die.  Why does the media never but never mention this?  My goodness, it sounds like all of Islam is radical Islam to me.  It seems that America is rapidly being primed to become like Europe.  No one, but NO ONE in the public eye has the courage and fortitude to tell it like it is.  President Donald Trump certainly understands, and is a voice crying in the wilderness, attempting to protect our nation against this barbaric scourge.  The article below tells me that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic are aware of the smokescreen, and do not yet desire to commit national suicide:

 

Perhaps Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic will be safer countries in Europe to live in.

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European Union Sues Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic For Not Taking Muslim Migrants
June 20 2017

The EU wants to make sure that all of its members commit cultural and civilizational suicide on an equitable basis.
(The European Union is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. It has an area of 4,475,757 km², and an estimated population of over 510 million.)
Have refugees ever been responsible for jihad attacks? Somali Muslim migrant Mohammad Barry in February 2016 stabbed multiple patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Arab Christian; Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan Muslim migrant, in September 2016 set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey; Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, in September 2016 murdered five people in a mall in Burlington, Washington; Dahir Adan, another Somali Muslim migrant, in October 2016 stabbed mall shoppers in St. Cloud while screaming “Allahu akbar”; and Abdul Razak Artan, yet another Somali Muslim migrant, in November 2016 injured nine people with car and knife attacks at Ohio State University. 72 jihad terrorists have come to the U.S. from the countries listed in Trump’s immigration ban.
What’s more, all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees. In February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. The Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. On May 10, 2016, Patrick Calvar, the head of France’s DGSI internal intelligence agency, said that the Islamic State was using migrant routes through the Balkans to get jihadis into Europe.
“EU launches legal proceedings against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic over handling of the refugee crisis,” by Shehab Khan, Independent, June 14, 2017:
The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against three European Union member states who refused to take in refugees.
Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic have been accused of not fulfilling their obligations outlined in a 2015 plan to relocate migrants from Italy and Greece, to help ease their burden.
“I regret to see that, despite our repeated calls to pledge to relocate, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland have not yet taken the necessary action,” the EU’s migration commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, told a news conference.
The Commission is now launching infringement procedures against the three nations, which would allow the top EU court to potentially impose fines. However, the legal battle could take months, even years, to conclude.

The Polish and Hungarian governments refused to take anyone in, while the Czech Republic initially accepted 12 people but has since said it would not welcome more.
Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymanski told state TV that the action “unnecessarily heats up political tensions, of which there are already too many in the European Union”.
He added: “If necessary, Poland is ready to defend its legal arguments in court.”…
Reported by: Robert Spencer – Jihadwatch. org
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Paris Accord Deficiencies

It is amazing how naïve and uninformed Americans are.  Barrack Hussein Obama’s goal was to bankrupt this nation in every way, shape and form.  i.e. “Obamacare,” and leaving office with a 17 trillion dollar deficit.  Below is another “gift” he left for America and his successor.  He is indeed the gift that keeps on giving, even after he leaves office.

 

 

Paris Accord Deficiencies

“Maybe you weren’t able to read the Paris Accord… So let’s recap. Those who are complaining about what Trump did by dropping out of the Paris Accord support an agreement that does the following:
1) America must drastically reduce its emissions now, but China and India, the biggest polluters in the world, can continually increase their emissions to 2030 at which time they may or may not agree to comply with the agreement.
2) India, before it makes up its mind, demands to be paid 25 trillion dollars.
3) We have to reduce our coal production. China and India does not and can increase it.
4) Russia can actually increase its emissions by 50%.
5) We, along with the rest of the developed world, have to pay hundreds of millions dollars into the UN climate fund with no guarantees that any other than the United State would do it. Given their existing track record with NATO and the UN, I would expect the worse.
So…in what way does this benefit the United States? No…we don’t believe the steel industry is coming back to Youngstown.The above described agreement isn’t an agreement, it is a rape of the United States workers and taxpayers. When China and India get serious about reducing carbon emissions, let me know. Meanwhile, I suggest they start with cleaning up New Dehli and Beijing.”
This is just another of the stupid agreements made by Obama, Hillary and John Kerry (e.g. 20% of U.S. uranium supplies to Russia,
150 Billion to Iran the largest exporter of terrorism in the world and attempting to submit U.S. sovereignty to the U.N which is an organization consisting primarily of dictatorships, …)  No three terrorists have done as much damage to the U.S. as these three (wittingly or unwittingly?—you decide!).

Senator Bernie Sanders Disparages Christianity And Christian Beliefs, Suggesting A Christian Should Not Hold Public Office

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Response To Bernie Sanders Belief That Christians Should Not Hold Public Office
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By Michael Brown/Ask Dr Brown June 15, 2017
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Dear Senator Sanders,

I write this letter to you with respect and concern. Respect because of your years of service to our country and your terrific campaign last year. Concern because of your grilling of Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee for Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, earlier this week.

Frankly, sir, I found your exchange with Mr. Vought to be quite alarming, not to mention downright un-American.

May I have your ear for a moment, Mr. Senator?

Although I am registered as an Independent rather than a Republican, I am strongly conservative, an so, in fundamental disagreement with much of your ideology. Yet when you rose to such national prominence last year, I found much to like about you.

You were unafraid to put your beliefs on the table. You were plainspoken rather than rhetorical. You had a great following among the younger generation. You had no history of ugly scandals in your past. And you had great passion and vision, in particular for a man in his 70’s.

All this was impressive to me, and, in candor, I felt that the election was stacked against you and in favor of Mrs. Clinton.

So, I bear no ill will towards you and I believe that you want what is best for America, as do I.

 

What concerns me is that you voted against Mr. Vought because of his mainstream, historic, Christian beliefs. You even stated that someone who holds to these values “is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about.”

With all respect, Mr. Senator, are you aware that Mr. Vought’s beliefs are far closer to those of many of our Founding Fathers than yours would be? And didn’t our Founders put in our Constitution that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

Yet you applied a religious test to Mr. Vought. On what basis?

Are you aware, sir, that his beliefs mirror those of some of our past presidents and Supreme Court justices, along with the beliefs of some of your esteemed colleagues in Congress? Most importantly, are you aware that Mr. Vought’s beliefs are taken straight from the New Testament?

You took exception to his quite orthodox statement that, “Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, His Son, and they stand condemned.”

Is it possible you misunderstood the meaning of these words? Could it be that you took them to mean something that Mr. Vought never intended?

After asking him if he felt he was statement was “Islamophobic,” which, of course, he did not, you asked him, “Do you believe people in the Muslim religion stand condemned?” This was followed by, “What about Jews? Do they stand condemned too? . . . do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?”

The answer for any Bible-believing Christian is simple. Yes, every human being stands condemned before God and in need of a Savior. That’s why God sent Jesus to die for our sins, and that’s why we send missionaries around the world to declare this message of salvation. May I give you the biblical context for this belief?

I imagine that, somewhere in your lifetime, you’ve heard the most famous verse in the New Testament: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Does that sound familiar? These are the verses that comes next: “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:17-19, my emphasis).

Did you note those words, Mr. Senator? The New Testament is stating clearly that all human beings stand condemned in God’s sight because we have chosen our ways rather than His. For that reason, He sent Jesus into the world, not to condemn us but to save us.

That means that you, too, stand condemned before God, no matter how much good you have done. But you are not alone. Billions of others find themselves in the same predicament. The good news is that the same solution applies to all: trusting the Savior to forgive our sins and change our hearts.

Are you saying, then, that anyone who subscribes to these historic Christian beliefs is not fit to serve our country, even as Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget? Does that not strike you as standing in fundamental violation of the very principles on which our nations was founded? Isn’t this a classic example of advocating for freedom from religion rather than freedom of religion?

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By your logic, not only would Mr. Vought (and as mentioned, quite a few of your colleagues) not be fit to serve, but a devout Muslim could not serve either, since Muslims believe that Jews, Christians, Hindus, and others must become Muslims to be saved. And what about an Orthodox Jew who believes that you, a non-observant Jew, are guilty of violating Torah and thereby sinning against God? Should that Orthodox Jew not be allowed to serve?

What if Mr. Vought had answered your questions by quoting the words of Jesus? What if he said, “Sir, I believe in Jesus Christ, who said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'” (John 14:6) Would you have replied, “Well, if you believe what Jesus said, you can’t serve our country.” Really?

As a Christian, Mr. Vought would be duty bound to treat everyone with kindness, respect, and fairness, regardless of their religious beliefs. And as someone who loves God, he would have expected to love his neighbor as himself. This too is part of his faith.

Yet you voted against him solely based on his standard, orthodox beliefs in the exclusivity of salvation through Jesus, stating, to repeat, he “is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about.”

To the contrary, sir, he is what this country has been about since the days of our first settlers. And it is people like him – people of robust faith who genuinely care about others – who this country needs today.

Perhaps, by now, one of your staff members has suggested to you that you misunderstood Mr. Vought’s statement and that, perhaps, you treated him unfairly.

If not, I do hope you will take to heart what I’ve written here, humble yourself and apologize, and then evaluate this candidate based on his overall qualifications.

If, however, you fully understood what Mr. Vought believed and for that very reason found him unfit to serve, then my concern is greatly intensified. You would then be advocating for an American that would become tyrannical and oppressive. And you would be declaring war on some of our most precious and fundamental freedoms.

Is that really the America that you want, Mr. Senator?

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2017 Southern Baptist Convention Highlighted By Firestorm Initiated By Russell Moore, President Of The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC)

Southern Baptists go ‘gender-inclusive’ on Bible

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The Southern Baptist Convention’s 2017 meeting is underway during a time of crisis and division for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

Much of the division centers on politics – and at the center of the firestorm is Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC).
Moore spent last year waging a long and bitter war against President Donald Trump and his supporters, including penning frequent attacks on the then-candidate in the pages of leftist media outlets like the New York Times.
He also condemned Trump’s immigration policies after the president’s election.
Even before the rise of Trump, Moore had also been pushing the denomination to support amnesty for illegal aliens, skepticism of Israel and other stands with which most American conservatives would disagree.
During last year’s meeting, the Southern Baptist Convention even took time to denounce the display of the Confederate battle flag. Some observers argue Moore may even break evangelical Christians’ reliable support of the Republican Party.
While President Trump has delighted many American social conservatives, especially with his actions against abortion, Moore has been largely frozen out of the White House and was noticeably absent from President Trump’s signing ceremony for an executive order on religious liberty.
And Moore’s strong stand against Trump has angered some Southern Baptist leaders who have pledged to withhold donations to the ERLC and the Southern Baptist Convention’s “Cooperative Program.”
However, the Southern Baptists are also facing serious issues because of reasons which go beyond politics. The Southern Baptist Convention has lost members for close to a decade, with most of the losses coming from those who leave the denomination after being raised in the faith.
Religion News Service reports the Southern Baptist Convention is also losing more members to evangelical and nondenominational churches than they are picking up as converts. And despite Moore’s support for mass immigration, the Southern Baptist Convention is also losing out to other denominations when it comes to attracting immigrants.
Carl Gallups, the author of several books including the recent title “When The Lion Roars,” has expressed concern about the future of the denomination. The pastor has a long history with the organization.
“I have served over 30 years as a senior pastor with the SBC, also spending over a decade of that time as an international youth evangelist with what was then called the Home Mission Board,” he told WND. “During the totality of my affiliation with the SBC I have spoken, by invitation, before the Board of Trustees, of what was then called the Home Mission Board. I have also preached by special invitation in the chapel services of the SBC central headquarters in Nashville and in SBC seminary and university chapel services as well. I have also served for over a dozen years on the Board of Regents for a major SBC University.”
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Gallups praised the Southern Baptist Convention for its long record of being steadfast in defending the truth of Christian doctrine.
“The Southern Baptists have been widely acclaimed as one of the most doctrinally conservative Christian denominations,” Gallups said. “Since Southern Baptist churches are autonomous and do not ultimately answer to a higher ecclesiastical body outside the governance of each congregation, there can certainly be variances among individual Southern Baptist churches regarding worship practices, style of local leadership, and even nuances of doctrinal positions. This rather unique style of denominational cooperation might well be a major reason why the Southern Baptist denomination is still so biblically sound in most areas of its ministry endeavors.”
However, Gallups expressed concern that stance may be weakening. The Southern Baptists have now adopted a “gender-inclusive” translation of the Bible. And Gallups warns the denomination seems to be trying too hard to appeal to a secular, anti-Christian culture rather than simply standing for truth.
“Our national obsession with political correctness is destroying our nation and is heavily influencing even the ‘conservative’ Southern Baptist denomination and many of its churches,” the pastor warned. “While every reliable poll indicates that America is slipping ever deeper into the abyss of a declining Christian identification, Southern Baptist membership has also been on a decade of decline. They simply are not hanging on to the younger generation of believers, or potential believers. There are a multitude of reasons why this is happening – too many to recite here – but the main culprit is the political correctness gremlin.”
In June 2015, Thomas Kidd and Barry Hankins, professors of history at Baylor University, argued in The Washington Post Southern Baptists should become more active about evangelism and maintain doctrinal rigor to combat its falling membership rolls. Gallups enthusiastically agrees, but worries the denomination is being cowed by the hostile media climate against believers.
“Many believers are fearful of sharing their faith in an increasingly Christian-hostile culture,” he said. “Conservative Christian young people are often marginalized by practically every aspect of the world in which they are now being raised. The mantras of ‘inclusiveness’ and ‘tolerance,’ as well as the ostracism techniques of relentlessly labeling Bible-believing Christians as ‘homophobic,’ ‘xenophobic,’ or ‘racist,’ are powerful weapons of the demonic realm. As a result, many pastors have become increasingly fearful in proclaiming the whole council of God’s Word or discussing ‘tough’ matters because they are afraid of losing members. And so we have only 17 percent of Americans who identify as Christians actually holding to a biblical worldview. And these statistics are in spite of the United States being the largest ‘Christian’ nation on the planet and the home of the largest conservative evangelical denominations.”
Instead of compromising with a hostile culture, Gallups urges the Southern Baptist Convention to stand boldly for biblical truth and stop trying to win fawning media reports by attacking conservatives or President Trump. He argues the churches which are doing well are those who have refused to cater to the anti-Christian bias of the mainstream media and the larger culture.
“The churches that are spiritually and biblically thriving are the ones that are unashamedly standing in the contextual Word of God, exalting the name of Jesus, engaging in meaningful biblical worship, boldly proclaiming the Gospel message, discipling the body of Christ, and thoroughly engaged in hands-on and true mission endeavors,” Gallups said. “These are the churches that today’s Christian youth are so desperately seeking. These are the churches where young adults want to serve, grow, and raise their families. These are the churches, Southern Baptist or otherwise, that will continue to make a real difference in the advancement of the kingdom work of Jesus Christ.”
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One of the main signs that we are approaching the end of the church age is apostasy.  Russell Moore has caved into political correctness and religious correctness.  He despises the administration of Donald Trump, throws Israel under the bus, supports illegal immigration, and was ideally chosen by Satan to polarize Southern Baptists against each other.  Moore has capitulated to the zeitgeist (climate of opinion) of the age.  A “Gender-inclusive” Bible, inspired by man and not God, may be the harbinger of whether or not many Southern Baptists desire to stay within this denomination.  I am a born again Christian first, and a  Southern Baptist secondly.  I will continue as a Southern Baptist only if they submit to the Word of God.  This now seems in jeopardy and is of great concern.  If this sorry 2017 convention is a harbinger of things to come, it is an indication of apostasy within our ranks, and my exit could be sooner rather than later.  The coyote is in the henhouse.  Pray that our membership would boldly oppose this unscriptural mindset.

Blessings, Pastor Steve

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Another polarizing convention splitting issue raised after the above article was published:

A Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Causes Chaos at the Southern Baptist Convention
At its annual meeting, the evangelical denomination initially declined to consider a statement of its opposition to the alt-right.

 

 

Ex Muslim Preaching Christ In Hyde Park, London

Kevin Clarkson, Host of Prophecy in the News:  “God hates Islam and He loves Muslims.”

Lost souls are not the enemy, they are victims of the enemy.

God always has His remnant, and this street preacher is living proof.  As I listened to him, it took only two minutes for me to realize he could preach rings around 98% of American pastors.  Why?  He has not only knowledge, but fears God and not man.  He is anointed, with unction, fervor, passion and zeal.  He loves Jesus and the truth.  He preaches the Bible with boldness and clarity, and does not focus on the latest program.  He is a soul winner.  May the Lord continue to anoint and use him.  He inspires me.  This preaching is what we need all over the world.  I will listen to him next Saturday night.

Blessings, <><  Pastor Steve

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Patrick Buchanan’s Assessment Of Radical Islam And Their Worldwide Jihad

GLOBAL JIHAD
The endless terror war
Pat Buchanan: Imams need to answer the question: ‘Whose side are you on?’

 On May 22, Salman Abedi, 22, waiting at the entrance of the Arianna Grande pop concert in Manchester, blew himself up, killing almost two dozen people, among them parents waiting to pick up their children.
Saturday, three Islamic terrorists committed “suicide-by-cop,” using a van to run down pedestrians on London Bridge, and then slashing and stabbing patrons of pubs and diners in the nearby Borough Market.

By all accounts, the killers bore no special grudge against those they murdered. They appear not even to have known their victims.
Why, then, did they kill these strangers, and themselves?
A BBC eyewitness suggests a motive: “They shouted, ‘This is for Allah,’ as they stabbed indiscriminately.”
The murderers were Muslims. The rationale for their crimes lies in the belief that their bloody deeds would inscribe them in a book of martyrs, and Allah would reward them with instant ascension into the paradise that awaits all good Muslims.
Ideas have consequences. And where might these crazed killers have gotten an idea like that?
Is there a strain of Islam, the basis of which can be found in the Quran, that would justify what the murderers did at London Bridge?
On Palm Sunday, an explosion in Tanta, 56 miles north of Cairo, killed 29 and injured 71 Copts as they prayed at the Mar Girgis Church. A second blast at a church in Alexandria killed 18 and wounded 35.
 On May 26, masked gunmen stopped two buses carrying Coptic Christians to Saint Samuel the Confessor Monastery in Egypt, and opened fire, killing 26 and wounding 25.
“I call on Egyptians to unite in the face of this brutal terrorism,” said Ahmed el-Tayeb, the grand imam of al-Azhar, Egypt’s 1,000-year-old center of Islamic learning.
Yet, years of such atrocities have effected a near-complete cleansing of Christianity from its cradle provinces in the Holy Land.
If these persecutors and killers of Christians are apostates to Islam, headed to hell for their savageries, why have not all the imams of the world, Shiite and Sunni, risen together to condemn them as heretics?
Clearly, from the suicide bombings and shootings of civilians in the Middle East, now across the West, there is a belief among some Muslims that what the killers are doing is moral and meritorious – taking the martyr’s path to salvation.
When have the imams of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and West ever stood as one to condemn all such acts as against the tenets of Islam?
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In condemning the London Bridge attack, Prime Minister Theresa May said that recent atrocities across England were “bound together by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism.”
Correct. There is an extremist school of Islam that needs to be purged from the West, even as this school of fanatics is seeking to purge Christianity from the East.
We are at war. And the imams of Islam need to answer the question: “Whose side are you on?”
Are honor killings of girls and women caught in adultery justified? Are lashings and executions of Christian converts justified?
Do people who hold such beliefs really belong in the United States or in the West during this long war with Islamist extremism?
Other questions need answering as well.
Is our commitment to diversity broad enough to embrace people with Islamist beliefs? Is our First Amendment freedom of speech and of religion extensive enough to cover the sermons of imams who use mosques to preach in favor of expelling Christians from the Middle East and an eventual takeover of the West for an Islam where Shariah replaces constitutional law?
Are such Islamist beliefs not intolerable and perilous for our republic.  Clearly, the West is in a civilizational struggle, with the outcome in some doubt.
Four years after Pearl Harbor, the Japanese empire had ceased to exist. Japan was smoldering ruins, its navy at the bottom of the Pacific. An American proconsul, Douglas MacArthur, was dictating to the Japanese from the Dai-Ichi building.
Today we are in the 16th year of a war begun on 9/11. We are mired down in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Our victory in Afghanistan is being reversed by the Taliban.
While the ISIS caliphate is being eradicated in Raqqa and Mosul, its elements are in two dozen countries of the Mideast. Muslim migrants and refugees, ISIS and al-Qaida among them, are moving into Europe.
Terrorist attacks in the West grow in number and lethality every year. The new normal. Now, second-generation Muslims within Europe seem to be converting to a violent version of Islam.
To fight them, we are being forced to circumscribe our sovereignty and empower police and intelligence agencies of which free men were once taught to be wary.
Wars, it is said, are the death of republics. And we now seem to be caught up in an endless war.
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The west remains very naïve in regards to the ideology of this “evil religion.”  (what Franklin Graham called it after 9/11/01).  We do not learn from history.  (See “The History Of Islam” on this blog site).  Isis, Hamas, Hezbollah, and all the other so called “radical” forms of Islam are simply following the teachings of Mohammed as written in the Koran, and Maxwell House is good to the last drop.  The remainder of the “peace loving” Muslims are content to immigrate and multiply, until their eventual majority will allow sharia law to prevail.  Islam claims they will take over the west because of their birthrate, their faith, and the decadence of the west.   <><   Blessings, Pastor Steve

Multiculturalism And Political Correctness Have Already Been The Downfall Of Europe.  Our Only Hope Is To Turn To The One True Triune God Upon Which Our Nation Was Founded…  

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