Why Multiculturalism is Bad

3 11 2017

diversityFirst, let’s be clear. The Kingdom of Yehovah God is multiracial, but “multicultural” is completely different.

And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nationRevelation 5:9

If you mean that people have different minor customs, that is normal. However, if you define culture as maintaining a completely separate system, then you find yourself in conflict with the Bible. Islam under Sharia law is the best current example.

Sharia is an entire way of life for the faithful Muslim. It is not only a religious duty, but it governs every aspect of one’s life. Because it is a supremacist ideology, it is incompatible with any other government or religion. Sharia is in direct contradiction to the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and even the Magna Carta. Most Americans have forgotten that our most important founding document is the Bible. All of our great founding documents issue directly from Biblical principles and concepts.

There is a distinct, clearly defined, Biblical culture that, much like Sharia, governs every aspect of the believer’s life. It starts with the Ten Commandments and continues through the great love chapter of 1 Corinthians 13. Following these precepts, leads to historic blessings and favor from the God of the Bible. The Western nations have been blessed because of Biblical, Judeo-Christian foundations.

Let all the earth fear Yehovah; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. Yehovah  brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of Yehovah stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is Yehovah, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 33:8-12

The name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is Yehovah, the Creator, our Father. Perverted modern media still lies to us, by miss-translating the Islamic war/suicide cry as “God is Great.” The true translation is “Allah is the Greatest.” Their god is not a father and has no son, therefore, a completely different god. When Yehovah warned against “other gods,” He revealed the fact that people would come up with other gods.

“When Yehovah your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship Yehovah your God in that way; for every abomination to Yehovah which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. Deuteronomy 12:29-31

It matters what you believe.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain for the Land!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

(Why use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.)

 

 





Political Morality: The Mother of All Oxymorons

9 10 2016
Scott Harris - Flickr: Mouth Washed Out With Soap

(Scott Harris – Flickr: Mouth Washed Out With Soap)

Okay, so the standard is morality. Fine. On one side we have a man with immoral words. On the other side we have a woman whose actions have backed abortion her entire career with now nearly 60 million babies murdered in their mother’s womb, including partial birth abortion which should be called infanticide. (By the way, we have had approximately 120 million births during the same period since 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision. That means we have “legally” killed ONE-THIRD of our future.

Her decisions are responsible for four dead Americans in Bengazi, the embrace of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the general debacle of Libya, the civil war in Syria, the Russian reset, and the Iran Deal, to name a few of her decisions.

So what’s my point? Do you see any difference between immoral words and immoral policy? If you don’t, stop reading now, I can’t help you. If the Clinton campaign and the media succeed in focusing voters attention on something “shiny” in one hand, they will miss the knife in the other hand.

Political morality is indeed an oxymoron. Let the politician without sin please cast the first stone. Oh, wait! The stones have been flying already for months. Political morality and political hypocrisy are synonyms. The very definition of politics is self-interest. We started with citizen legislators representing their home folks. Now we have political icons. How does one leave the White House broke after being in politics your whole career, and then be a Senator from New York and then the Secretary of State and suddenly be worth over $200,000,000? That’s 200 MILLION DOLLARS! How?

Meanwhile a citizen businessman with a gutter mouth succeeds in business, making billions. Yet, he is “unfit” to be President because of his mouth. I’m sorry, but I am not willing to cast stones.

I have been a Christian pastor my entire life, but even I would shudder to think that some of my past would be broadcast on international news. But, you see, Christians understand the power of the Holy Spirit to change people. I am not what I should be, I am not what I could be, but praise God I am not what I used to be.

Oh, yeah, he is quoted for things he said a decade or two ago. Her actions are consistent to the present: secret server, public positions and private positions, open borders, open trade, globalism and a new world order. No thank you!

I warn all believers to not bite into the apple of self-righteousness. It is a trap laid by a very shrewd and seductive deceiver. We are in a spiritual war that is far larger than Trump or Clinton. Who is pointing America on the right track for the future? (See my posting of the party platforms.)Stop complaining about the poor choices. Your vote is still your most cherished right in this republic. Don’t squander it. The Supreme Court, religious freedoms, and the entire Bill of Rights hang in the balance.

Let me be clear. I am saying that withholding your vote or voting for a third party is not righteous; it is self-righteous. Please be as righteous as you can be through the blood of the Messiah, but don’t use it as an excuse for abdicating your God-given right to cast your vote for the immediate direction of our country.

You may think I am defending Trump, but you would be wrong. Our only hope is the Lord, but I will vote for Trump because the alternative is national suicide, which I will not assist.

Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” John 8:5-7

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Passover: Life or Death?

22 04 2016

A Passover jpegPassover 101 Tonight, millions of Jews and Christians all around the world begin celebrating seven days of Passover, remembering a critical turning point of history. After 400 years of Egyptian slavery, God’s chosen people were freed to establish the nation of Israel in the Land chosen by Yehovah God.

The story of their deliverance and the ten plagues will be detailed in each Passover meal this week, but I want to focus on the macro view. Yehovah revealed how He planned to deal with sin. Ever since the Fall of Adam and Eve, we all were born with a sinful, selfish nature. One way to satisfy God’s justice was destroy all the wicked and start over.

Original sin: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

The wonderful news is that He had a better way to satisfy the justice demand of a death for a death. He first gave an animal sacrifice in blood to cover our sin, one year at a time, renewable on the annual Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. However, this only covered our sin. The permanent solution was to offer His only begotten Son, as the “Lamb” of Yehovah God. This blood sacrifice was so pure, so Holy, it washes us clean, and holy, and righteous: blameless before God! Hallelujah!

We tend to think of the death of the firstborn in Egypt as the main message of the Exodus story, but I submit to you that the main point is the LIFE that was given to the Hebrew slaves. Any Hebrew family that put the lamb’s blood on their doorpost was spared. But if any Egyptian family believed what Moses said from God, they also would be spared. But, Pharaoh hardened his heart and refused God’s offer. The salvation from death was for all who believed. The same is true today. Any single person who believes in Jesus as the Lamb of God will have his or her sins forgiven and granted eternal life in fellowship with Father God and His Son, Yeshua the Messiah!

As I said in my newest book, Blessing Israel, God did not choose Israel as a means of excluding all the nations, but as the means of saving everyone who believes in Him. So, is the main theme of Passover, death? Or, is it life? The choice is yours.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Baal Worship in NYC and London

1 04 2016

baal arch…so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. 2 Corinthians 2:11

Today is a serious subject: the rise of Baal worship around the world.

When ISIS destroyed the pagan temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria, it was viewed as the destruction of “world heritage.” I get that, but something unexpected resulted from that event. A major demonic principality seized the opportunity to go global. In a consequence comparable to opening Pandora’s Box, something very evil is emerging. Now don’t misunderstand me, we should not fear, but find the position of faith and prayer war to resist and counter what Satan intends to do.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

The seemingly innocuous story was announced in the New York Times on March 19, 2016:

NEXT month, the Temple of Baal will come to Times Square. Reproductions of the 50-foot arch that formed the temple’s entrance are to be installed in New York and in London, a tribute to the 2,000-year-old structure that the Islamic State destroyed last year in the Syrian town of Palmyra.

The Institute of Digital Archaeology is the organization behind this effort, and the display of these two arches is intended to be the highlight of UNESCO’s World Heritage Week late next month. Charisma News

It has also been characterised as a gesture of defiance against religious extremists’ attempts to erase evidence of the Middle East’s pre-Islamic history. The Guardian

The plot thickens when you learn the date the arch will rise in NYC and London. April 19 just happens to be the beginning of one of the most important occult/pagan holidays of the year:

April 19 is the first day of the 13-day Satanic ritual days relating to fire, the fire god, Baal, or Molech/Nimrod (the Sun God), also known as the Roman god, Saturn (Satan/Devil). This day is a major human sacrifice day, demanding fire sacrifice with an emphasis on children. This day is one of the most important human sacrifice days, and as such, has had some very important historic events occur on this day.” Prophecy News Watch

baal Occult riseI appeal to you to read the full details at the links provided. This no small matter. As I said at the top, we do not fear. We are responsible to pray and stand against the schemes of the devil. An arch is a gateway; and the devil is trying to claim admittance to our land. We must resist. The earth belongs only to Yehovah and to Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). The plan is to plant hundreds more of these arches in major cities all over the world! Please take this soberly and pray resistance.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore… Ephesians 6:10-14a NKJV

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground… Ephesians 6:10-14a NLT

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The Cheeky Candidate

28 03 2016

GWToday we have a “words are fun” segment. I was trying to think of a word to describe a certain candidate for President. I will not mention his name. See if you can guess. One word jumped out, so I looked up the meaning and found it became a thread connecting two other words that also seemed to capture the spirit of this candidate.

CHEEKY:  rude and showing a lack of respect

  1. insolently bold: impudent

IMPUDENT: failing to show proper respect and courtesy: very rude

  1. lacking modesty
  2. marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others: insolent

INSOLENT: rude or impolite: having or showing a lack of respect for other people

  1. insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct: overbearing
  2. exhibiting boldness or effrontery

(This string of definitions are from Merriam-Webster).

Many Christians are being deceived by this candidate whom they celebrate for his “cheeky” words. In fact he is praised for “punching back” when he is offended. I simply ask you this. Is that the Christian, or even civil way to communicate with one another? Both the Old and New Testaments agree on a better way.

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1

Jesus said: You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. Matthew 5:38-39

(Disclaimer: I am not a pacifist. There are righteous reasons to go to war. This is about simple public discourse and behavior of one seeking the nation’s highest office.)

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Voting Guide for Believers

7 03 2016

voteI am not impressed so far with the so-called evangelical voters. They are all over the map and quite confused. What is the source of their decisions in this primary season? How about you? It is decision time in many states with early voting (as my state of North Carolina). I have prayed earnestly for wisdom from above.

An Election Self-test for Bible Believers.

  1. Do you pray before you vote? Or: Separation of church and voting booth? Invite Jesus into your voting booth. Really. Ask God for whom you should vote.
  2. Are you motivated by the flesh or the Holy Spirit? Look at the occasion of Jesus rejected by the Samaritans: And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?” But He turned and rebuked them, and said, You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” Luke 9:54-56
  3. What is in your heart? The question is not like the commercial: “What is in your wallet?” But, what is in your heart?
  4. Are you voting for David or Saul? When Saul was King, man was King. When David was King, God was King. He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.” Acts 13:22
  5. What would Jesus do? WWJD Jesus is the servant king (like David). Does your candidate have a servant’s heart?
  6. Beware the leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod This is a longer teaching, so let me summarize. Pharisees had a religious spirit which was self-righteousness. Herod had a political spirit which was self-interest. Both are very bad, don’t go there with your vote.
  7. Are you for justice or mercy? Be careful how you answer. There is a great clamoring for justice today. Do you understand what our nation justly deserves: immorality, corruption, blasphemy, killing our own babies? Put it this way: Do you want God to give you exactly what you deserve? Or do you choose mercy and grace? Pray for mercy and vote accordingly. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, ​​For they shall be filled. ​​Blessed are the merciful, ​​For they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:6-7

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan. Proverbs 29:2

When someone tells me they saw a good movie, I ask them: “Do you mean good, in the sense of Godly?” So if you tell me you have a good candidate, I simply ask: “Do you mean good, in the sense of Godly? Pray for wisdom from above!

VOTE GOD’S HEART!

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To Scarf or not to Scarf?

23 02 2016

Dry Bones hijab day

 

Last week I wrote on World Scarf Day. This week we need to dig a little deeper. Really, why are naïve Westerners joining the Islamic propaganda machine by calling for women to wear the Islamic head scarf, the hijab?

This Dry Bones cartoon highlights the confusion. While their own citizens are murdered for refusing to wear it, the capital city of Ottawa, Canada calls for Canadians to wear the scarf. This ignorant duplicity must be exposed. Here is a great excerpt from an article published by The Gatestone Institute.

This Thursday, February 25, 2016, the city of Ottawa will be holding a public event celebrating the hijab, Islam’s physical repression of women.

  • The outrage is that Hijab Solidarity Day will be taking place under the auspices of the City of Ottawa, the capital of Canada. It is not the role of a democratic government to celebrate religious symbols or to help religions proselytize.
  • The government’s acceptance of an Ottawa Hijab Solidarity Day amounts to accepting a radical legal system that is completely contrary to Canada’s democratic values, and crosses the line that separates Church and State. Endorsing the hijab is endorsing the first step of an extremist ideology that leads to and condones honor killings, female genital mutilation (FGM) and the oppression of women.
  • In 2007, Aqsa Parvez, a 16-year-old Pakistani Muslim living in Toronto, was strangled to death by her father. Her crime was that, as a free woman in Canada, she chose not to wear a hijab. In another case in Canada, in 2012, four Muslim women were murdered by their own family for refusing to wear a hijab and preferring Western clothing. What Is Canada Doing Celebrating Hijab Day?

Last week I emphasized the Biblical name of God, Yehovah. Here is an excerpt from my book, Simple Islam, which takes it a step further. Judeo/Christian nations need to heed the four Bible prohibitions listed here.

Chapter 11 – Stop Saying the Names of other gods

Most God-fearing Christians and Jews completely understand and respect the first commandment to have “no other gods” before Yehovah. Yet, in the Western nations, including America, many have opened up their thinking to other gods in the name of tolerance. This makes me want to ask them: “What part of ‘no other gods’ don’t you understand?”

It is only recently that I have found a more specific prohibition on the subject. You may have noticed by now that I am reluctant to say or write the name of the god of Islam. It is because the Bible prohibits it! What if we in America or at least believers were to practice the following four scriptures? Notice how the Holy Spirit progressively adds another component to the prohibition with each verse.

Here is the prohibition

And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.   (Exodus 23:13).

Then Joshua adds three more conditions.

You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, but you shall hold fast to Yehovah your God, as you have done to this day.  (Joshua 23:7).

The way a person converts to Islam is by standing in a public place and swearing allegiance three times to the god of Islam and his messenger, Muhammad. The next step is to serve that god and bow down to it. You have seen many examples of Muslims doing that even in public five times a day. I am ashamed to say that in a widely publicized picture, President Obama, who professes Christianity, bowed down 90 degrees from the waist to the King of Saudi Arabia, who is the religious custodian/keeper of Mecca.

The third scripture introduces another aspect, blood, which especially applies to Islam. This blood thirsty death cult delights in the shedding of blood in the name of their god. Hence, we hear the perverse oath proclaimed by every suicide bomber before detonation, that his god is the greatest.

Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take up their names on my lips.   (Psalm 16:4).

Fourth, Hosea adds a final point. Not only will we not speak their names, but eventually their names will not even be remembered.

For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, and they shall be remembered by their name no more.   (Hosea 2:17).

Words matter. It is time to re-think our terminology and our naïve embracing of other religions.

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