Mystery Babylon, as John called her in Revelation 17:5, has appeared many times throughout history but her final portrait is revealed to John as a harlot, decked in the royal colors of the priesthood, with scarlet and purple robbing as described by Peter (1 Peter 2:9). But, she is false and riding upon the Beast which represents the spirit of Antichrist. While she talks religion, she ‘fornicates’ with the world. Her actions, both past and present, reveal her true nature to those with eyes to see. She is a persecutor of all who love the truth of God’s word and cannot be deceived by her. Continue reading
Islamic terrorism is not ‘contained’ , it is spreading and intensifying. Recent events are verifying the truth of this, so why do Americans have such a hard time understanding this? I want to suggest a radical answer – we in the West have forsaken the God of the Bible! As the prophet Jeremiah wrote about Israel, we too have “forsaken God the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”
As I listen to all the news and proclamations concerning the Paris attack of the Islamic State, I am saddened by the lack of understanding exhibited by those speaking. Our President and his administration seem unwilling to even mention the name Islam in connection with the problem when ISIS or ISIL clearly state they are acting in obedience to the Koran and call themselves the true Islam. Hillary Clinton, the often acknowledged front-runner of the Democratic presidential race, even declared “We are not at war with ISIS!”. We are witnessing stupidity glorified by political correctness among our leaders.
The so-called peace loving adherents to Islam, who claim to be the majority, also are become suspiciously silent in publicly condemning those who are supposedly corrupting their religion. The facts are that Islam has always been a political-religious system that believes in ascendancy. The only times they have been “peaceful” are when they have subjugated everyone else in the neighborhood or they have been too weak to exert their goals of dominance. That includes those who are of a different denomination within Islam, such as Sunni or Shea. Even when they are at “peace” they denigrate all others under their control to a second-class subsistence. This is their historical record. Why can so many in the United States not understand what is so clearly evident?
I believe the prophet Jeremiah has the answer for us.
For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. – Jeremiah 2:13
America was founded upon Christian foundational principles, as all our founding Fathers and documents declare. We were Christian nation and our Common Law was based on Biblical principles. We allowed “strangers” in the land but we did not allow them to dictate our culture – there was no Sharia Law for example! But, we have forsaken our founding principles which were like living water to us and instead have hewed out new cisterns which are broken. They may be “politically correct” but they can hold no water!
If Americans do not return to their founding belief in God and trust in the saving grace of Jesus Christ, nothing else will deliver us from this present trouble. The Bible’s King David declares the answer to ISIS –
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. – Psalm 20:7
If we do not head this advice, we will experience more of what France recently did.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. – 1 Peter 1:3-5
This basic message of the Gospel is once again being denied in the world and the principal antagonist is Satan and his leading messengers are Islamic. Because Christians confess that Jesus the Messiah is the Son of God they accuse us of being ‘polytheist’ and worthy of death. This of course comes from their Quaran and from a basic misunderstanding of the Trinity which is One God expressed as three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. According to Scripture, man was made in the image and likeness of God and Scripture declares we were made spirit, soul, and body. Continue reading
Presbyterian Church in Gay Pride March
United Church of Christ in Gay Pride March
I posted an earlier article named No More Time for Political Correctness in which I urged Christians to stop giving in to those who are willing to blame Christianity for all the ills of this world and who put forth the idea that we should not ‘offend‘ anyone and basically keep silent! I’ve noticed that the political correct disciples always want everyone else to keep quiet about what they believe but they seem to be vocal in the extreme about everything they believe! Sadly, even some Christian Churches are giving in to the pressure.
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Uplifting the Glory of God
While many Christians are failing their main mission in the world – uplifting the glory of God and telling the world the good news of the Gospel – the devil is fast at work trying to defeat God’s plan. Instead of converting the world, Christians are compromising the with the world. They have forgotten to uplift the glory of God by obeying His commands, one of the first of which God ever gave to mankind – Continue reading
Yazidi People of Iraq
Not all in the Middle East hate Israel and some even look to them for help against Islamic terrorists. Iraq’s Yazidi minority, a small group of Kurdish people who cling to an ancient religion, were virtually unknown before coming under siege by ISIS last summer. Now they, much like the larger Kurdish nation, are seeking Israel’s aid in battling their Islamist foes.
In a telephone interview with Al-Monitor last week, a top Yazidi militia commander said his people, most of whom remain trapped on Mt. Sinjar in northern Iraq, would eagerly forge ties of friendship with the Jewish state. Continue reading
2015 has barely begun and preparations for the Blood Red Moon cycles are already beginning. In March, the first eclipse of the Sun will happen which signals trouble for the world, then in April the 1st Blood Red Moon on Passover signaling trouble for Israel occurs. Recent Islamic terrorism in France highlights what may be coming. The news paper article The death-cult ideology that France prefers not to name reveals the problem being faced by many nations today. They do not want to confront the truth that nearly all the terrorist acts around the world are being done by Islamist. France has embraced an open-door policy to Islam and now, they are beginning to have problems. Continue reading
2015 is soon upon us and the last of 4 blood red moons will begin. They are heavenly signs given to get our attention. Since the Bible declares judgment begins first at the house of God, I want to raise this alarm.
I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. – Revelation 3:15
In the Book of Revelation Jesus dictates letters to 7 churches. In each of the letters He declares, “I know your works.” Much of the modern day church seems to have forgotten this fact! By all accounts there is little difference between church members and the world. One fast growing church in the area I live prides itself on its growth and number of services each Sunday. But the Pastor tells new staff “I hope I don’t shock you if I swear once in a while.” Or at church men’s retreats, he tells the men they can bring their cigars and beer. I guess they really are retreats – retreats right into the world! At another fast growing church in our area worship leaders and staff are let go if they don’t project the right look of ‘charisma’. They are a TV generation and the right outward look is everything.