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    God’s beauty reminds us He is in control
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Dear Readers,

Please remember the words of the LORD God from Psalm 37 in these distressing days of uncertainty:

1 Do not fret because of evildoers,

Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.

2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,

And wither as the green herb.

3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;

Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,

And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the Lord,

Trust also in Him,

And He shall bring it to pass.

6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,

And your justice as the noonday.

7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;

Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,

Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;

Do not fret—it only causes harm.

9 For evildoers shall be cut off;

But those who wait on the Lord,

They shall inherit the earth.

10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;

Indeed, you will look carefully for his place,

But it shall be no more.

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth,

And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

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Various conservative news bits below with my own comments visible in brown text:

Good News: A white boy of age six requested to pray for a group of black officers in a local diner in Florida. They were happy to comply as he asked for God’s safety upon them. A photo was shot and people noted there was not a dry eye in the restaurant. The mother of the boy says he is a prayer warrior.

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This ornate courthouse in Hillsboro, Texas, rings out Amazing Grace, every day at noon. Praise God!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxdIeuR2U20

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America’s Islamic Blueprint

America’s democrats and world liberals lie and say the truths shown in video link below, are lies. Though the truth, exposing their deceptions, by God’s grace, are being exposed.

What is viewed in the video is what the democrats have fully designed for America. Liberal media outlets deny the Islamic blueprint for our nation, allowing its fall into terrorist hands. They conceal their ulterior motive to usher thousands of violent refuges into our nation; all performed in obedience to the commands from those in government—the only god they know.

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Illegal voter stuffing already at polls by democrats. This shot during the primaries. No doubt, such activity has not ended with the primaries:

I desire to make clear, I do not support any candidate at this point. Ted Cruz has stood for some moral decency as a senator; unfortunately, of course, he is out of the race.

I do appreciate the fact, Mike Pence stands for Jesus Christ, life, and moral decency; so confirmed within his voting record. If Trump is elected, I do pray he can influence Trump for good.

People also get discouraged when they learn democrats enter nursing homes and rehab facilities to get the unknowing to sign on the dotted line, while the deceiver places the marks where they desire. If there is a way to cheat, democrats will do it. 

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Voting machines of Smartmatic are only allowing Clinton votes and this is being reported everywhere in early voting.

Smartmatic admits to the fact they are one with George Soros at their website. I took a screenshot knowing it could be removed; especially, in light of the fact, they are declaring their reported connections with Soros is a lie.

http://www.smartmatic.com/about/our-team/detail/lord-mark-malloch-brown/

The Chairman of Smartmatic, Mark Malloch-Brown, is on the board of George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

Remember Soros, under Hitler, turned in Jews to confiscate their homes. Soros states, he still has no regrets. He stands for everything wicked and anti-Christian under the sun. He is the summation of the Democratic Party.

Smartmatic declares a voting error has never occurred, but many are reporting their republican vote is going to Hillary. Smarmatic representatives additionally state, they do not have voting machines in America; yet their website reads differently—having machines in 16 states.

http://www.smartmatic.com/case-studies/article/facts-about-smartmatic/

https://www.smartmatic.com

Wikipedia: Links to the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela have raised suspicions that Smartmatic may have been funded by the Bolivarian government. The company went from a small start-up to a major electronic voting company in a few years. Venezuelan previously existing laws that were established before the Bolivarian Revolution stated that automated voting was required in Venezuela, with United States firm Election Systems & Software and Spanish company Indra Sistemas already being used in the country. However, after Venezuelans demanded a recall referendum against President Hugo Chávez, the pro-Chávez electoral board, the National Electoral Council (CNE), contracted Smartmatic to produce automated voting machines paying the company $128 million, with Smartmatic retrofitting gambling machines to be used for the process. Affiliations with Bolivarian government politicians raised suspicions, with instances of an interior vice minister, Morris Loyo, being hired to lobby for Smartmatic contracts and with the company paying for the CNE president Jorge Rodríguez to stay at a private resort in Boca Raton, Florida.

History of voting machines from Wikipedia: First machine was British and invented in 1838 and used a brass ball atop a machine. In 1881, Anthony Beranek patented the first voting machine appropriate for use in a general election in the US. Beranek’s machine presented an array of push buttons to the voter, with one row per office on the ballot, and one column per party. Interlocks behind each row prevented voting for more than one candidate per race, and an interlock with the door of the voting booth reset the machine for the next voter as each voter left the booth.

White-out Erasing of Sanders Ballots:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTPmZsCXHng

Election monitors in San Diego have captured film of ballots which have been tampered with white-out erasing only Sanders votes, sometimes with part of Bernie Sanders’ first name obscured as well. In the film, a monitor reports that almost half the ballots in the box of ballots she witnessed had been so altered, always against Sanders. The mainstream media has yet to report on the startling discovery.

After the Illinois Democratic primary in March, a citizens’ watchdog group monitoring an audit of the votes says they witnessed vote totals being tampered with to benefit Hillary Clinton.

In other video captured by citizen reporters and election monitors in San Diego, an election official attempts to keep monitors away from the windows of a room where “provisional” ballots are being counted by officials. They  were cast mostly by independent voters in the primary. At one point an election monitor, a woman, is told by an official to keep her voice down. The election monitor questions what the officials seen through the glass in an off-limits room are doing in the back. The woman tells the official that ‘you guys are violating the election code, and I’m not going to shut up about it.’ ”

Voting machine problems always the same in history, you cast for one person and it places the X by the other candidate in many instances:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Election_Systems_%26_Software

Wiki: On April 14, 2010, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that “About 10 percent of Cuyahoga County’s voting machines … [had] failed a pre-election test.”

It has been wisely advised to ask for a paper ballot and they are available for the asking for every precinct or so I understand.

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More voter fraud for democrat votes:

“Voter ID erased so people can vote over and over again especially women with burkas. They are simply bused to polling place to polling place.”

Programing the machine for a candidate:

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Democrats got their way so voter fraud can rule Texas.

Showing ID to vote has been struck down.

No one can enter the White House without ID and clearance from security, but this does not matter when it comes to voting honestly. And the liberal news media will not tell the public they cannot enter the White House without ID, showing the hypocrisy and lawlessness of the ruling.

Everyone who visits the White House must have clearance from the United States Secret Service … All guests 18 years of age or older will be required to present a valid, government-issued photo identification …”

http://www.ourwhitehouse.org/fieldguidewhouse.html

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“Lisa Houlette of Amarillo, Texas, described how every time she tried to vote a straight Republican ticket, the machine kept checking the Clinton/Kaine box.

In Arlington, Shandy Clark said a relative had the same experience, and was told by poll workers, ‘It had been happening.’ ’’

A post on Reddit warned, “Multiple reports on my Facebook, Periscope, Snapchat, and Twitter from my friends in Texas, and all of them had their vote switched to Clinton automatically.”

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It has now been disclosed Hillary received the town hall debate questions previous to:

“WASHINGTON — CNN said Monday it’s completely uncomfortable with new leaked emails that Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, fed debate questions to Hillary Clinton and announced it has accepted her resignation as contributor.”

“CNN’s Jake Tapper said this was unethical. Someone was unethically helping the Clinton campaign. He said this is very, very upsetting.”

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Telling truth no border patrol:

And all in the name of votes for the democrats. They do not care how many people are harmed and killed in the name of votes.

Drugs are smuggled over our borders despite what liberals state:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36099336

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Excellent video of truth:

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Boys now in girls locker rooms, showers, etc.

“In places like Palatine, Illinois—where teenage girls are so mortified about the boy in their locker room that they’ve started wearing their gym clothes under their everyday outfits just so that they won’t have to change in front him. But the DOE is facing a lot more than their lawsuit. The legal challenges are pouring in from around the country, as everyone from 13 state governments to local counties like Gloucester, Virginia, tell the administration: ‘see you in court.”

Some girls are afraid to use the bathrooms and locker rooms. Of course, guys can come in and look between the cracks on the front of stalls or put their heads under the doors. And this is all legal if guys say they feel like a girl today. Plus, guys can simply respond if they peeked under the door, that they wanted to see if the stall was empty.

And the Obama Administration would stand with these vulgar, lewd perpetrators. They certainly would not stand with someone who they deem as prudish.

And, of course, most girls desire not to see naked guys showering in front of them and looking at them when they shower.  We know the guys just have to say, they are bisexual or whatever, one or more of the 30 some sexes they claim to be that day, excluding male.

The “war on women” or any other catchphrases the democrats claim they stand on, always represent lies, shot out for attention sake and votes.

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Man changes in women’s dressing room. He said he felt like a woman today:

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“What’s more, a student’s gender ‘identity’ is considered ‘fluid,’ so he could consider himself a boy one day and a girl the next. The burden is on the school to adapt and accommodate.

The fact that the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division signed the new guidelines along with the U.S. Department of Education sends a message to schools. Comply or be sued. The guidelines are riddled with words like ‘must’ and ‘obligations’ to fulfill federal Title IX requirements.”

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“In a rather Orwellian development pertaining to the current transgender bathroom debate, the city government of Washington D.C. is calling on individuals to report private businesses that have single-occupancy, non-gender, neutral bathrooms.”

Officials want people turned into the government who stand on moral uprightness and purity.

“If you see a public bathroom with one stall that is not gender-neutral, just tweet us the business name and location using #safebathroomsDC, or fill out our five question form, read a statement on the District of Columbia’s website. It takes just 20 seconds to play a part in making D.C. a more enjoyable place for transgender and other communities!”

Wicked days:

https://www.facebook.com/westernjournalismvideo/videos/705728559530433/

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Target stores and their transgressions:

Idaho Falls, Idaho, news: “An 18 year old girl was in a Target changing room with her mom, when she saw a 46-year-old transgender man, Sean Smith, looking over the partition at her, videotaping her. Horrified, her mom ran after him to the parking lot, where he got in his car and sped away.

The man was ultimately caught, and last week, he confessed in court to taking advantage of Target’s gender-inclusive policies to gain access to girls like the 18-year-old he started filming.

Asked why he made the video, the man responded: ‘for the same reason men go online to look at pornography.’ ”

Target stores are infamous for sexual attacks by men and now, they permit men to use women’s restrooms. Target’s spokespeople are unconcerned regarding placing children and women at risk. The liberal agenda teaches society to attack women and children. This is the normal way of Islam too.

“Target stores appear to be a haven for perverts and sex offenders of every stripe.  In case after case, men assault women and girls in the stores while shopping and in the restrooms.  Target doesn’t appear to have any additional security measures in place to lessen the number or severity of attacks in their stores.  Also of note is the absence of Gloria Allred, self described feminist, in the media calling for better security in Target stores.  Perhaps Allred isn’t interested because there’s no money in the actual defense of victims of sexual crimes.”

“Research shows that around 33 percent of rape or sexual assault incidents to female victims were perpetrated on school property or in a public area such as a commercial venue.”

Here are many of the sex crime reports from Target stores across the nation:

Man Accused of Exposing Himself to 9-Year-Old in Target

04/2016 – Police have arrested a man accused of exposing himself to a 9-year-old boy in the bathroom of a Target store in Cedar Park in February. Roel Anthony Vasquez, 27, was charged March 24 with indecency with a child by exposure. No one at the store could identify who he was when the incident occurred, so police asked for help from the public by releasing pictures of the suspect from store surveillance video in March.

Man Charged for Stalking Woman at Target

04/2016 – MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – The District Attorney in Oklahoma County has filed a misdemeanor charge against a man accused of stalking women at a metro Target store. Cody Stephens, 21, lives in Midwest City, not too far from the Target store where he is accused of stalking women.

Police Hunting Man Who Allegedly Masturbated on 16-Year-Old at Target 10/2015 – SOUTH BEND – South Bend police are looking for a man who performed a sexual act Monday afternoon at a Target department store at 1400 E. Ireland Road, according to our news partner ABC57. A 16-year-old girl was shopping at the department store when a man approached her from behind and performed a sexual act on himself at about 2 p.m., police said. The man got away, and police are still looking for him.

Man Seeking Date, Gropes Woman at Target Store 11/2015 – San Diego police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the aisle of a Target store in San Diego, pestering her for a date before reaching under her clothing to grope her. The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) says the incident – being investigated as a case of sexual battery – happened around 9 p.m. on Halloween at a Target located at 5680 Balboa Ave.

Man Arrested for Groping and Sexually Assaulting Women in Target 10/2015 – A Jefferson man arrested on Friday after police said he followed and then touched a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl in separate incidents could face “multiple” child sexual assault charges, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday.

Benjamin J. Cooper, 38, was jailed on $5,000 bail after appearing in court. Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Hilton said charges against Cooper are expected to be filed Wednesday.

Police Arrest Ventura Man in Connection with Sexual Battery Incident Inside Target 10/2015 – A 46-year-old man was arrested Saturday in connection with a sexual battery incident, including allegedly grabbing an employee’s buttocks, inside a Target store in Ventura, police said.

Aaron Carter, of Ventura, was reportedly making sexual comments and gestures to several female patrons around 9:33 a.m. inside of a Target store, located on the 4000 block of East Main Street, according to the Ventura Police Department.

Man Sexually Assaulted and Tried to Kidnap Boy at Target 09/2015 – ROCKAWAY – A borough man has been accused of sexually assaulting a five-year-old boy and trying to kidnap another in the past two weeks.

Kyriakos Serghides, 34, of Rockaway, was charged on Friday with second-degree attempted kidnapping, second-degree luring, second-degree sexual assault, third-degree terroristic threats, fourth-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and acting Rockaway Township police Chief Martin McParland, Jr. said in a joint news release. …

[The] boy told police on Thursday he was at the Target in Rockaway Township when Serghides approached him, Knapp and McParland said in the news release. Serghides threatened to cut the boy if he didn’t go with him, they said.

Police Investigating Sexual Assault of 11-Year-Old Girl at Target 07/2015 – St. Louis City Police confirmed that they are investigating the sexual assault of a 13-year-old female inside the Target store on Hampton Avenue in south St. Louis Monday night. Police say the suspect walked past the victim, squeezed her buttocks, then walked away. The girl told a relative and police were called.

Man Confesses to Hiding Camera in Target Store Bathroom 07/2015 – FRESNO, Calif. – Authorities in Hanford say a man has confessed to placing a hidden camera inside a restroom of a local Target store. The suspect was identified as Eugenio Rodriguez, 32, of Hanford.

Hanford police responded to the store on North 12th Avenue on Wednesday after an employee found the camera in the family restroom. They say the camera was concealed with toilet tissue and had a red light illuminating before the employee turned it off. Officers say the camera didn’t record anything but it did stream live video.

Man High on PCP Assaults Women at Glen Burnie Target, Police Say 03/2016 – Frank Eugene Pratt, 39, is charged with attempted robbery, second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and drug possession after the incident at Target at 7951 Nolpark Road, police said.

Police responded to the store at about 2 p.m. Saturday on a report that a man had smoked PCP in the store’s restroom, then approached several female victims and assaulted them.

Man Arrested in Target on Burglary, Sexual Assault Charges 12/2014 – SACRAMENTO – A man was arrested outside of a local Target on Wednesday.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers rushed to the Target on 65th Street around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

‘Peeping Tom’ Took Pics of People in Target Bathroom 11/2014 – ANDERSON, SC – A Six Mile man accused of taking pictures and video of people using the restroom at Target has been arrested, according to Anderson police.

According to the incident report, police were called to the store on Thursday where one victim said the suspect had a cellphone positioned under the stall to capture video of men at the urinals.

Police Tip Leads to Man Wanted for Touching Young Girls at Target 10/2014 – SAN LEANDRO, Calif. – San Leandro police say they have a person in custody for allegedly assaulting two young girls inside two different stores on Monday night.

Police credit surveillance pictures, television news and social media for helping them crack this case so quickly.

Man Arrested for Molesting Boy at Target Store 07/2013 – PINOLE, Calif. – A 32-year-old man is under arrest, accused of molesting a 9-year-old boy and taking video of his feet.

Gregory Paul Houchins is being held on $5.1 million bail at the West Contra Costa County detention facility.

Police say he met the child in the video game section of the Pinole Target store two weeks ago. He forced the child to touch his private parts and took him to bathroom where the child got away and ran to his parents.

There are many more charged incidents at Target, I simply listed a few.

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Public restrooms can be dangerous:

“A news story coming out of Chicago of an 8-year-old girl being choked until she was unconscious by a man in a public restroom:

WLS TV reports a girl was with her mother at the Jason’s Deli in the South Loop section of the city. ‘The girl and her mother were inside the restroom separated by stalls around 1:15 in the afternoon,’ last Saturday, according to the news outlet.

Police say 33-year-old Reese Hartstirn walked in [to the women’s restroom] and targeted the girl, choking her and trying to lock her in a stall. The mother heard her daughter scream” and rushed to grab her.”

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Another troubling incident of the many reported: “Last month, James Thomas Shoemaker, 19, was accused in Pennsylvania of using a phone ‘to look at 10-year-old girls in Sheetz restroom.’

The girl told her mother, who was waiting for her outside the bathroom, that a man was in the adjoining stall using his cell phone camera to record her has she used the facilities. Employees called the police, who found the man still in the bathroom an hour later, using his phone to access pornography, while in the stall, as well as using the camera on the phone to look under other stalls in order to view women next to him.”

“The perverts out there are actually targeting women and they know they get away with it.”

Of course, they own President’s Obama’s permission in writing.

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“It seems everyone has their limits of tolerance — even the leader of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Maya Dillard Smith has undoubtedly met her limits, as she has officially tendered her resignation from the ACLU after the organization began its increasing push to legislate the transgender lobby’s concerns.

The driving force behind the decision centers around Smith’s daughters having an encounter in a public restroom with three transgender women, actually men.

‘I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered,’ wrote Smith. ‘My children were visibly frightened, and concerned about their safety …’ ”

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“New York City just spent more than a quarter of a million dollars advertising its open stall rule to locals in hopes that more men will take advantage of it! Taxpayers are actually financing a $265,000 campaign urging men to use the women’s restroom! ‘Look past pink and blue,’ the signs plastered on bus stops, phone booths, and subways say (in English and Spanish!). ‘Which bathroom to use? The one you choose. It’s the law. No questions asked. #BeYouNYC.’ Considering how people are abusing these laws, New Yorkers are going to wish they had that money to treat victims of sexual assault!

… From a taxpayers’ perspective, the ads are beyond outrageous. How many New Yorkers want to fund a campaign that actually works against their own privacy? The fact that mayor de Blasio thinks that advocating abhorrent behavior is an appropriate use of his city’s hard-earned dollars is astounding in itself. If Americans want to advertise something, I assure you: perversion doesn’t need the help!”

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“Already, local businesses and organizations are under the financial gun if they so much as guess a person’s 31 possible genders wrong. One mistaken pronoun and employers are looking at a $250,000 fine …”

Truly, it’s mind-boggling that this is where Barack Obama and Hillary have led us as a nation.

“In Howell, Michigan, one of the thousands of school districts grappling with the president’s open-your-bathrooms-and-showers-to-everyone-or-lose-your-federal-funding edict actually changed its mind on the gender free-for-all after parents started pulling their kids out of school. Matt Stewart and his wife were horrified when their nine-year-old son came home and said, ‘There was a girl in the boys’ bathroom with him.’ Left with little choice, the Stewarts notified school officials that they were taking their three sons out of Southwest Elementary School altogether. Suddenly, the district started reconsidering its position. Within days, Superintendent Eric McGregor backtracked in a statement, saying, ‘We are pausing on the federal guidance issued to all school districts across the nation… At this time, we do not currently have any students using a restroom other than that designated for their actual, biological gender.’ ”

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Sad news for North Carolina:

“Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina are now geared to brainwashing children into accepting homosexuality and transgender. This is through the implementation of an innocent looking Gender Unicorn.”

(They are using this unicorn to grab the imagination of children to cause them to be accepting of the lifestyles of death and disease and the worship of feces. Many recognize this is communist control of the people to subdue and terrorize them. The new policy was effective August 29, 2016.)

“Accordingly, staff must not address students with the terms ‘girls’ and ‘boys;’ now addressing with ‘scholars’ or ‘students.’ The schools will work with students to determine when parents should be involved and staff must not tell parents what their [child’s] gender identity is without the student’s permission.”

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“A preschool in the Denver area has booted a 4-year-old from its classes, telling her parents her attendance was ‘not a good fit’ after the parents questioned the cooperative’s curriculum promoting homosexuality and transgenderism.

The disagreement arose when the girl’s parents ‘raised questions about books read in their class, including ones that told the stories about same-sex couples and worms unsure about their gender,’ the report said. Sinclair wanted to opt her daughter out of what she viewed as sex education.

But school officials, who boast on their website that they embrace ‘diversity and inclusion as essential to a balanced education,’ had no tolerance for any deviation from their curriculum.

Sinclair said one day her daughter came home and was ‘worried that her dad might no longer like girls,’ the report said.

A meeting with the school followed and two days later Sinclair ‘was handed a letter saying it was the girl’s last day in school and that the situation was ‘not a good fit.’

California approved a law requiring that schools promote homosexuality and other alternative sexual lifestyles to children without even telling parents. Critics declared government schools no longer are morally safe for children.”

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“A New York college has made all its restrooms gender-neutral and replaced the gendered signs with layout descriptions: ‘Restroom With Urinals and Stalls, Restroom With Only Stalls or Restroom Single Occupancy.’

Acting President Bill Mea is also warning students not to practice ‘gender policing’ – that is, having the common reaction of surprise and discomfort when seeing someone of the opposite sex in a multi-user restroom.”

It is basically, submit to the government of terror or else.

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“North Carolina is about to square off with a big opponent—and it has nothing to do with college basketball. While the Tar Heels are celebrating the chance to play for a national title, the federal government is showing whose team it’s on with new threats over the state’s money. Furious that Governor Pat McCrory (R), a bipartisan legislature, and 70 percent of voters dare to block grown men from girls’ bathrooms, the president’s team is looking at ways to bankrupt the state into submission.”

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Islam Power granted in America:

Please remember, our president and Hillary stand on the side of Islam which grants men permission to rape women. And the only religious rights the democrats stand on now, is Islamic, or so it appears. When Hillary speaks in campaigning, she only addresses Islamic rights and never Bible believers’ rights.

Our president and Hillary both state whoever blasphemes the prophet must be punished. And the media makes fun of people who oppose Sharia Law and Obama has made it illegal to even state the words “Sharia Law” within his realm of influence. It must never be degraded or disclosed.

“A new Department of Homeland Security report urges rejecting use of Islamic terms such as “jihad” and “sharia” in programs aimed at countering terrorist radicalization among American youth.”

Explained in Islamic video:

“When a slave market is erected, which is a market in which are sold slaves and sex-slaves, which are called in the Qur’an by the name milk al-yamin, “that which your right hands possess” [Koran 4:24]. This is a verse from the Qur’an which is still in force, and has not been abrogated. The milk al-yamin are the sex-slaves. You go to the market, look at the sex-slave, and buy her. She becomes like your wife, (but) she doesn’t need a (marriage) contract or a divorce like a free woman, nor does she need a wali. All scholars agree on this point—there is no disagreement from any of them. […] When I want a sex slave, I just go to the market and choose the woman I like and purchase her.”

“Islamic law or Sharia law rejects forensic evidence (such as DNA) in favor of testimony.  An interesting situation thus sometimes develops in cases where a victim alleges rape and the man denies that sex even took place.  In the absence of four male witnesses, rape cannot be proven.  The woman’s testimony then becomes a confession of adultery.  She can be stoned, even though the male is unpunished, since he never admitted to a sexual act.”

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Informative video on our government by Philip Haney, a retired agent for Homeland Security, on Sharia Law and the cover-up of Islam control planned for America:

They truly want you to say nothing, if you see something. This has been proven by the fact Americans are fearful of turning in mass murdering Muslim terrorists. Their greatest fear is being called a Islamophobist. How silly to be afraid to be called a name; this is grade school phobia.

There was one man who saw something suspicious and was told they could do nothing and ridiculed him for seeing a bag unattended. It was not a bomb, but it could have been.

Mr. Haney was investigated nine times for exposing the truth of our government’s adherence to Islam. He was never indicted because he was innocent on all counts.

He believes Islamic terrorists need a watchdog and this was his only crime.

This also exposes many facts we need to know:

Philip Haney is a born again believer in Jesus Christ.

Some more info:

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Recent undercover videos resulted in the Democratic National Committee firing one man and another resigning. Within the video segments, democrats brag how they were told by Hillary and her people to go after conservative voters violently and they did attack most violently, hiring the insane and others to physically attack with brutal harm.

They also explode the widespread democrat voter-fraud.

“One democratic operative whom O’Keefe filmed on camera violating campaign law visited the White House, according to White House records, over 340 times! Whom did this criminal visit while at the White House?” Actually, White House records show it was 342 visits since 2009, and, even more significantly, they show he met with President Obama an eye-popping 47 times. That political operative was Robert Creamer, a middle man between the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Creamer resigned after O’Keefe made public video that caught him on camera bragging that he, and other staffers, sent activists to disrupt Trump rallies.

O’Keefe also caught on camera another Democratic operative, Scott Foval, explaining how the Clinton campaign even finances the dirty tricks: “The campaign pays DNC (Democratic National Committee), DNC pays Democracy Partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval Group, The Foval Group executes as commanded.”

Hillary loves the murder of America’s most innocent (unborn babies), so it is no wonder she has no problem using her arm of power to be a hit woman; and she has ensured women and the elderly have been viciously attacked as well as men. And it is simply a blessing no murder attempt was able to succeed.

When Bill Clinton was governor in Arkansas, the democrat power arm had no problem with the murder of teenage boys who saw too much in regards to cocaine smuggling by government officials.

I do apologize for all the excessive foul language which is part of the videos and the language of Hillary’s people. Of course, Hillary’s operatives engage in the foulest of language, owning no concept of purity of thought, action and language.

I did not place a link to the first video of great disclosure of the illegal activities of physical harm performed by Hillary’s mafia gang due to immodesty.

This is the second video release:

This is the third video release:

http://www.projectveritasaction.com/video/rigging-election-video-iii-creamer-confirms-hillary-clinton-involvement

This is the fourth video release:

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The violence:

Video of violence in San Jose by those who hate America but live here. Of course, it makes no sense. The left is doing all it can to harm others in the name of political control. Also, the general news media refuses to report it or makes it appear to be the Republicans’ fault. Now we know Hillary has been behind the attacks using her hit men.

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The media is attacking the source of the undercover videos exposing the crimes of Democratic National Committee. Especially in light of the fact, the man behind the undercover videos also disclosed Planned Parenthood’s known operatives willing to sell baby parts.

The Federalist reported last year, “California Attorney General Kamala Harris had a petition on her campaign page asking visitors to sign in support of preventing Planned Parenthood from being defunded. She also received $15,000 in campaign donations from the nation’s largest abortion provider during her re-election campaign in 2014.

Last year, the California Department of Justice, which she controls, raided the home of David Daleiden, the man behind the undercover sting videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s scheme to sell organs harvested from aborted babies. As The Federalist reported, ‘during the raid, authorities reportedly seized damning, yet-to-be-released video footage that would expose more of Planned Parenthood’s organs-for-cash setup.’ ”

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Hillary, at the third debate, stated she condones baby murder up till the time of birth, implementing lame excuses. And we know her words are false, as women have bragged about killing their children before cameras and at their websites. Women wear T-shirts “Abortion on demand without apology.” These bragging women do not see murdering children at all stages of life in the womb, as something to shed a tear about. They call women who love unborn children “fascists.” Hillary knows the truth; yet, continually lies unashamedly to deceive.

Planned Parenthood has no problems murdering sweet, innocent babies right up till their time of birth for bloody money nor does the media. It is sad when the liberals of Hollywood poke fun of the children being torn from the womb in comedy as well, since Hillary’s disclosure.

Hillary had Cecil Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, seated in front of her at the last debate where Hillary defended late tern baby murder.  “Richards stands with #ShoutYourAbortion movement that was started by Seattle writer Amelia Bonow, who received support and security from the local affiliate and its CEO, Chris Charbonneau. ‘It reflects what makes me most hopeful for this next century,’ Richards stated, ‘That there’s a whole new generation of young people who just refused to be judged and shamed about who they are, whether it’s their gender identity, their sexual orientation or what they do with their body.’ ”

Cecil is also proud of the fact she had an abortion and stated it never bothered her.

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Abortion facts, more from news sources, including CNN and Fox:

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Planned Parenthood incinerates babies. Hitler used incinerators too to annihilate Jews:

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Pro-lifers have to promote baby murder in California:

“The federal appeals court that is considered the most liberal in the country has upheld an onerous California law that forces pregnancy centers to promote abortions. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is one of the most overturned appeals courts in the country because of the left-wing positions that it often takes on issues such as abortion.

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld AB 775, a California law that forces pro-life resource centers to promote abortion.”

Certain staff of clinics are refusing to comply and are willing to suffer the legal consequences.

This is no different from the government demanding all businesses promote their competition. And I wrote a letter to the 9th Circuit explaining this.

However, we are dealing with human lives here!

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Correspondence to Hillary regarding her friend sacrificing a chicken to Moloch, who was, of course, a form of satan and whom God condemned and exposed. People sacrificed their babies to the Moloch idol, placing their children in his arms. Please read last sentence in the email: https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/14333

Moloch—the evil false god of abortionists today. Abortion advocates have been videotaped in worship of satan.  I heard an abortionist on a radio program uplifting satan and his demons, expressing this in the most demonic tone. She let it be known committing abortion was a form of satan worship.

February 5, 2012, at the Super Bowl, immoral Madonna presented herself in satanic female form as Moloch.

What the Bible says:

•If the people of the community close their eyes when that man gives one of his children to Molech and they fail to put him to death, I will set my face against that man and his family and will cut off from their people both him and all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molech. (Leviticus 20:4-5)  Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD. (Leviticus 18:21) 

•Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any alien living in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech must be put to death. The people of the community are to stone him. I will set my face against that man and I will cut him off from his people; for by giving his children to Molech, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name. (Leviticus 20:2,3)

•So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the LORD; he did not follow the LORD completely, as David his father had done. On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites. (1 Kings 11:6,7)

•He (Josiah) desecrated Topheth, which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice his son or daughter in the fire to Molech. (2 Kings 23:10)

•The people of Israel and Judah have provoked me by all the evil they have done…. They set up their abominable idols in the house that bears my Name and defiled it. They built high places for Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molech, though I never commanded, nor did it enter my mind, that they should do such a detestable thing and so make Judah sin. (Jeremiah 32:32-35)

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Airports unsafe:

(London News) “Police at Brussels airport have claimed at least 50 Islamic State supporters are working at this location as baggage handlers, cleaners and catering staff.

In an astonishing open letter, the officers said they have warned about the terrorist sympathizers whose security badges give them access to planes, but they remain employed.

The airport police, who are threatening to go on strike because of security deficiencies, also said they have raised the issue of terrorists scouting the airport to plan possible attacks.

The officers said they had raised suspicions about certain staff members including those who apparently celebrated after the Paris attacks in November that killed 130 people.

‘When we checked these people, we were surprised more than once. It was men with a radical ideology and a long police history,’ the officers continued.

‘Even today, there are at least 50 supporters of the Islamic state who work at the airport. They have a security badge and have access to the cockpit of a plane.’ ”

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“The Obama administration sent out a stark warning to landlords around the nation via new guidance that says when it’s OK to refuse renting to those with criminal backgrounds, and when it’s not – when it moves into the camp of racial discrimination.

The federal Fair Housing Act doesn’t mention criminals as a protected class. But the Department of Housing and Urban Development said in its newest guidance that citing the criminal record of a potential renter as cause to deny rent is oftentimes a form of racial discrimination.

So when the criminal shows up, he can brandish his criminal record and laugh at you and say, ‘You have to rent to me or I can sue you.’ That’s where this is headed, based on race, because of the presumed racist motivations that result in a racially imbalanced judicial system.”

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Parents no rights:

“In April 2016, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday vetoed a bill that would mandate that Virginia school districts notify parents if a student’s required reading includes sexually explicit material.”

Parent rights are no longer valid or so it appears when seated in a pagan, government school setting.

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France’s deadly mosques:

 What was found after the Muslims killings in November 2014, and why the people of France are still concerned today:

 Conservative News from Paris:

“Following the Islamic terror attacks in Paris that killed over 130 people, France has begun raiding mosques, despite cries of ‘Islamophobia’ and racism. However, what police found Muslims hiding there is more than enough to have us demanding they all be torn down. In a controversial move, a mosque in Lagny-sur-Marne was thoroughly raided by French authorities Sunday after its members were suspected of supporting the Paris terror attacks and the Islamic State (ISIS/Daesh). What they found was absolutely chilling.

France 24 reports that police uncovered massive stash of 7.62mm Kalashnikov ammunition and ISIS propaganda videos. A revolver and jihadist documents were also found at the home of one of the mosque leaders. At least 334 weapons were confiscated and 232 Muslims were arrested, with 22 under surveillance with travel bans and 9 placed under house arrest. This is the third mosque to be closed in France since the Paris attack on November 13. As a result of the terror attacks, 2,235 homes have been subsequently raided.”

“In 15 days we have seized one-third of the quantity of war-grade weapons that are normally seized in a year,”

“France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told Express News. Police also found recordings of religious chants ‘glorifying the martyrs of jihad linked to the terrorist organisation Jabhat al-Nusra,’ the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, the prefecture added. While those of us on the right warn that more gun control will only leave us defenseless.”

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New York Times: “When the police searched the homes of several people in leadership positions at one of the mosques, they reported finding a revolver, a hidden hard drive, documents about jihad and an undeclared Koranic school.”

“Even French President Francois Hollande, a socialist, stated, ‘All of France is under the threat of Islamic terrorism.’ ”

“It was also learned ‘the French government covered up that ISIS mutilated the bodies of the victims at the Bataclan, though who could be surprised?”

“A French government committee has heard testimony, suppressed by the French government at the time and not published online until this week, that the killers in the Bataclan tortured their victims on the second floor of the club.

The chief police witness in Parliament said that an investigating officer, tears streaming down his face, rushed out of the Bataclan and vomited in front of him just after seeing the disfigured bodies.

According to this testimony, Wahhabist killers apparently gouged out eyes, castrated victims, and shoved their testicles in their mouths. They disemboweled some poor souls. Women were raped and stabbed in the genitals. And the torture was filmed for Islamic State propaganda.

For that reason, medics did not release the bodies of torture victims to the families, investigators said. Some victims’ bodies from the second floor of the theater had been beheaded and eyes gorged out.”

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Immigration terrors:

https://www.facebook.com/westernjournalismvideo/videos/704942049609084/

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Memorial website dedicated to Americans murdered by illegal aliens:

http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp

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Deadly folly (Sorry for some of the musical background in both videos):

Another conformity experiment:

You observe this same thing in churches continually, people would rather conform than stand solidly on the Word of God. They are willing to cast aside all separated godliness to be within the in-group who follow satanic doctrines of fleshy allurements—the doctrines of demons. Also congregants have no problem lying and deceiving, though God condemns those who engage in these things to the lake of fire.

I was told of a church that committed voter fraud, though voting is not Biblical. Christian elders, those owning the godly requirements for leadership, are to appoint.

God commands people not to follow a crowd in performing evil.

Progressive Christians own no fortitude or common sense, nor partake in the Holy Spirit who declares spiritual truth only through the Bible.

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From Family News source and Global News:

“President Obama and NSA Silent on Child Porn Problem: According to a startling new report, the National Security Agency (NSA) has an unbelievable child porn problem, but is keeping under wraps how widespread the epidemic is. U.S. intelligence officials said that the Defense Department is quietly trying to deal with the pervasive problem on staffers’ computers and other devices. ‘What people do [at work] is amazing,’ the NSA’s Kemp Ensor told a Virginia conference. ‘The amount of child porn I see is just unbelievable,’ said the director of the Defense Security Service — and in particular among the agencies’ spy networks.

Unfortunately, it’s just another integrity problem brought on by the hyper-sexualization of every government entity under Obama. Investigators have caught workers at the EPA, Missile Defense, and the NSA downloading thousands of hours of pornography on the clock. And in most cases, they kept their jobs in spite of it!”

(Our president does not care—he stands with everything lewd, only interfering in affairs when people stand for moral uprightness.) 

“The problem is so widespread that Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) actually had to introduce a ‘Taxpayers Shouldn’t Pay for Pornography’ bill last year to address it. And clearly, the issue isn’t just a threat to those employees’ jobs, but America’s safety as well. Downloading pornography is fraught with technology landmines that could lead to serious compromises on national security.

It’s yet another stunning irony from an administration that devotes significant time and resources to punishing members of the military for putting Bible verses on their computer screens — yet turns a blind eye to the filth that others are surfing. Think about the message the Pentagon is sending by cracking down on religious liberty as it shrugs its shoulders at—not just any pornography, but child pornography, which is illegal under federal law!”

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Christian Martyr from China:

“North Korea, one of the world’s worst oppressors of Christians, is suspected of invading China to kill a Chinese pastor who had been known to help refugees who fled the dictatorship of Kim Jong-un, according to an international ministry.

Han reportedly left his church building in Changbai (China) at 2 pm, on April 30. His body, mangled beyond recognition, was discovered at 8 p.m. He had been repeatedly stabbed in his stomach and his head had been hacked with an axe. All of his personal belongings, including his cell phone, were stolen,” the ministry reported.

He is believed to have been killed by North Koreans, who likely returned to North Korea following the attack.

He would help in practical ways, like food or clothing and introduce each person to the gospel. Then he would send them back to share Christ inside North Korea and help their families …”

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China sad news:

“As part of its campaign, 49 Christian churches have been destroyed since the beginning of the year, 2016, according to the group China Aid. The group also said pastors are being targeted.”

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Global Warming Lies:

“So far this May, Washington D.C. has had a record number of rainy days (19 of 23) and the coolest high temperatures since 1882. May 2016 afternoon highs are running an incredible 15 degrees cooler than last May’s. And we still haven’t hit 80 degrees.

The Southeast Regional Climate Center says D.C.’s recent temperatures most resemble San Francisco’s.”

“STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Sunday, February 14, 2016, the coldest Valentine’s Day on record, minus one degree.”

“January 2014—Some parts of the Midwest hit -26C (-14F), as low as the Antarctic coast in winter, and much colder than the inside of a domestic freezer.

Temperature records were shattered in states across the US, including Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Michigan, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.”

Yet, our president wants to prosecute anyone who questions global warming.

“U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that not only has she discussed internally the possibility of pursuing civil actions against so-called “climate change deniers, but she has referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action.”

Hans von Spakovsky: “This is also reminiscent of the old Soviet Union, where Joseph Stalin persecuted those whom he thought had the “wrong” scientific views on everything from linguistics to physics. Both Lynch and Whitehouse might want to read Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s book, ‘In the First Circle,’ in which he outlined the Soviet government’s suppression of dissenting scientists and engineers.”

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IRS thievery story:

“Between 2005 and 2012, the IRS seized more than $242 million in ‘restructuring’ cases, according to the Institute for Justice.”

Though the banks are accepting of the cash, and it is supposedly illegal, the IRS will not hold them accountable only the unknowing merchants for making deposits of cash under a certain amount.

IRS as it is:

And, of course, we have the same story delivered by Hillary when she was investigated for her foul plays.

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School sends sheriff to order child, 7 years old, to stop sharing Bible verses:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/06/03/school-sends-sheriff-to-order-child-to-stop-sharing-bible-verses.html

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Good article on the false church:

http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/rotten-fruit-endemic-in-this-entire-industry/#aHxpyKimUKtp4G6A.99

Please do not scroll down past article, beneath is where advertisers place immodest ads on most webpages. We live in despicable times, where you cannot even read a decent article without immodesty and nudity being flashed before you.  

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Importance of purity and standing on virginity before marriage:

“With every new sexual partner before tying the knot, divorce rates climbed. Even one other sexual partner can raise a woman’s chances of divorce by more than 15 percent.

The study also found that women married since the year 2000 who had two sexual partners prior to [saying ‘I do’] are surprisingly just as likely to end up divorced at the same rate after five years as a growing cohort of women who had 10 or more sexual partners before marriage, the Christian Post observed.”

Of course, churches are destroying young people’s lives by not continually preaching chastity. Church leaders have a greater accountability before God and they must be preaching holy living, virginity before marriage and lifetime marriage.

Church discipline is a must also for those who are in rebellion against God and not keeping themselves pure, and to one spouse for a lifetime.

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“After Orlando homosexual killings, an imam spoke at the Sunday morning press conference, hosted by authorities in Orlando, who is a known Hamas’ sympathizer, who has in the past, has blamed America for the 9/11 attacks.

Imam Muhammad Musri, president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, said Sunday: ‘No one could have predicted this, no one could have prepared for it. This could have happened anywhere. It’s like lightning.

I want to caution many in the media from rushing to judgment and from sensationalizing the story. We don’t want the story to be shifted from the focus where it is.’ ”

“Musri hosted a fundraiser for Hamas in 2009.”

“Mateen reportedly screamed ‘Allahu Akbar,’ as he shot his victims in the nightclub. Authorities confirmed he had pledged his allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”

“Mateen’s father, an Afghan immigrant, formerly hosted an anti-American TV show.”

Hillary had Marteen’s father stand behind her at one of her rally’s following the terrorist attack. This terrorist-inciting father was invited by the democrats.

“Clinton is good for the United States, versus Donald Trump,” Mateen said in broken English. “I was invited by the Democratic Party; I’m a member.” What does this tell us, dear readers?

NBC: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/orlando-club-gunman-s-father-attends-clinton-rally-740713539666

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/i-was-invited-seddique-mateen-father-of-orlando-nightclub-shooter-spotted-at-clinton-rally

“Seddique Mateen, who once referred to the Taliban as ‘Our warrior brothers,’ shows up in multiple anti-American internet videos. One such video was posted to Facebook near the time of his son’s alleged crime, in which he salutes the camera wearing combat fatigues.

His former wife and another stated Mateen was a homosexual.”

“Omar Mateen, the 29-year-old Muslim man who murdered 49 people and injured 53 in a hail of gunfire inside a club in Orlando known as a LGBT hot spot, was himself homosexual – or at least obsessed enough with the homosexual lifestyle that he spent considerable time hanging about the same bar he shot up on Sunday, witnesses said.”

“As the New York Daily News put it: ‘The homophobic maniac who murdered 49 people inside Orlando’s gay-friendly nightclub ‘Pulse’ Sunday morning had been hanging out there for three years – and chatted with men via online dating services like Grindr, said multiple witnesses who claimed to have firsthand knowledge of Mateen’s habits.’

Those who frequented Pulse said they saw Mateen at the club several times over the past three years, the New York Daily News reported. Mateen would pick up  men from the bar as reported by a regular patron of the ‘Pulse.’ ’’

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“Officials have exposed Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, the Afghan-American who took the lives of 49 club goers in Orlando early Sunday morning, held two firearms licenses, a security officer license, and was employed by the security firm G4S Secure Solutions USA Inc. for almost a decade.”

Mateen working security:

http://www.wnd.com/wnd_video/2012-documentary-shows-omar-mateen-working-security-during-bp-oil-spill/

“G4S Secure Solutions is a security contractor for the National Security Agency. According to one source, G4S is responsible for the security of 90 percent of the nation’s nuclear power facilities. It also works closely with U.S. Border Patrol to transport illegal immigrants in some select locales, leaving many to wonder whether or not the DHS has been infiltrated by the Islamic State and its sympathizers.

G4S receives, according to one report, $234 million in security contracts from DHS, but not without major controversy. According to Paul Sperry of Counter Jihad, ‘Judicial Watch revealed G4S has been quietly moving and releasing van loads of illegal aliens away from the border to interior American cities.’ ’’

“The Washington Post reports Mateen’s father posted a YouTube video last year proclaiming his candidacy for Afghan president, although the election had already taken place the previous year.”

His father has posted hate videos directed at America.

Please click video link below. You will note, the anchorwoman on CNN, believes you should not arrest potential terrorists with murdering designs. You simply disarm them, even though authorities have no idea they have weapons; plus their arsenal, most likely, is where no one would think to look.

The terrorists who have murdered many, she believes, should never have been arrested before their murderous rampages even though they plainly planned to kill in some manner.

She certainly would have been one with the people who saw the bombs, but would not report them previous to the San Bernardino terrorism, not wanting to be called Islamophobic. And she didn’t go into how she would stop bomb building, since she does not want terrorists arrested prior to their deadly deeds. This is our present day insanity of coddling Islamic terrorists.

Atop this, our news media never exposes the terrorist ties of those they use as Islamic spokespeople, before the camera, who dismiss every act.

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“In the military, as a result of open homosexuality, there were 6,083 victims of sexual assault in 2015 — many of whom were men. The Obama administration reveals no concern for these victims and simply parades the gay agenda even harder in the armed forces.

Military men and women are generally unhappy and victimized by this destructive agenda. If anyone complains or exposes the truth, they are simply called names or fired.”

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Canada and bestiality

Canada’s highest court has just ruled that some sex acts between humans and animals are legal.

“In a quixotic ruling, the country’s high court ruled that a man who was on trial for raping and sexually exploiting his own daughters wasn’t guilty of ‘bestiality’ even though he was.”

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The rape of a five-year old girl by Muslims boys in Idaho. The facts have been reported and explained below, though our president and the national and local media have done everything to cover the eyewitness truth:

“Hadian, a former police officer turned Christian pastor, said the refugee advocates in the local media seized upon a few misreported facts in an attempt to discredit the entire story, even though the basic facts remain unchallenged – a 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by Muslim migrants from Sudan who were brought to this country by the U.S. government.”

The rapists were allowed to live next door to this little girl for a long period following, and the Obama administration made sure the five-year old was made a prisoner. (Fortunately, the three boys since have moved, though free to do as they desire with no consequences.  A couple of the boys were in a detention, though not for long.)

These boys should be paying the consequences severely; yet, they were allowed to play and have fun at their residence. This little girl was terrified and wore layers of clothes to protect herself, and would not venture outside knowing they were there. The apartment owner wanted the Muslim immigrant family to move; yet, he was prevented by Obama’s appointed US attorney.

This was in Twin Falls, Idaho.

“Muslim boys raped a 5 year old, special needs child, and were set free because they are Muslims.”

Outside of local residents and conservative Americans, no one in the media, no liberal, no one in law enforcement, no Muslim, cares about this anguishing and frightened, little five-year old rape victim who was attacked.

The entire incident was filmed and there is no denying the facts. She was rushed to a hospital where the staff informed the parents she was raped.

“It also provides confirmation of what the father reported about the video he viewed of the assaulting boys: ‘I watched the 8-year-old boy push my daughter up against a wall and pull her pants down and his pants down; he then attempted to penetrate her from behind. She was able to run away and crouch in a corner shaking in fear while the boy danced around naked laughing at her. I stopped watching after that.’ ”

Updated news: “It also was revealed during the court hearing that the two Muslim migrant suspects who were required to appear in court Thursday have moved, and all three are not in custody – they are free. They roaming around loose and unsupervised.”

“The court hearing Thursday was a circus. The family of two of the alleged attackers appeared (the seven-year-old and ten-year-old); the rapists’ father came with three Muslim women, one of whom was likely the mother of the seven-year-old attacker. A Muslim interpreter was on hand via telephone and was translating the proceedings for the Muslim parents.”

“It doesn’t’ really matter if they were Syrian or Iraqi, they were still migrants and this little girl was stripped, sexually assaulted and urinated on,” Hadian explained.

It has been reported the father high-fived his boys for sexually assaulting and abusing this little girl who was born premature and suffers impairment. Though I do not believe more than one witnessed this act so it is held in question.

“The Obama-appointed U.S. attorney for Idaho has taken the highly unusual step of intervening in a local criminal case involving an alleged sexual assault by juvenile Muslim migrants and threatened the community and media with federal prosecution if they ‘spread false information or inflammatory statements about the perpetrators.’ ’’

This US attorney for Idaho also makes it clear anyone who defies same sex marriage is in the wrong and must be warned.

As reported:

“It was recounted, how the tragic incident went down on June 2, 2016.”

“It all happened in 10 minutes, I was outside with her and had to use the restroom real fast and by the time I got out she was gone. I was freaking out.” Shelly, the mother explained.

“The mother said, she was in the bathroom no more than two or three minutes but that was all it took for the boys to snatch her daughter.”

“One of the elderly residents of the complex, Joline Payne, saw the 14-year-old filming something in the laundry room and intervened, stopping the crime and bringing the girl to her mother. She told the boys to put their clothes on and called police.”

“When she saw me (Shelly, the mother) she said ‘you need to call the cops.’ She called and I called as well. It took two and a half hours for them to get here,” Shelly said. “That’s why I wanted to see the police report because I know they’re going to change that.”

“Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury said during a city-council meeting that officers arrived in a ‘timely manner.’

‘But they did not arrive in a timely manner,’ Shelly said. ‘We called and said there was a little girl who was just raped. Does that not matter to them? They, I guess, were busy. It was Western Days. But what if someone was dying? I just don’t get it.’ ”

Please watch video in this article link of the truth no one is allowed to speak:

http://www.wnd.com/2016/06/5-year-old-idaho-girl-afraid-to-go-out-of-her-house-after-sex-assault/

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More war on girls by Muslims:

“In Lowell, Massachusetts, a 13-year-old girl was twice groped at a public pool July 7 by a 22-year-old man freshly imported into the community from Syria as a ‘refugee.’

The city manager of Lowell told his local newspaper Tuesday that he was not even notified by the U.S. State Department or its resettlement contractor that Syrians were being delivered to his community.”

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American Thinker News: “In Pakistan, the police do nothing as Hindu and Christian children as young as 7 years old are gang-raped and sold as prostitutes or slaves to wealthy Muslim families. From 2011 through 2014, approximately 550 Egyptian Coptic Christian girls were abducted and sexually abused by Muslim men.

The Koran mandates the second-class status of women.  Consequently, Muslim women have been forced to marry men against their will. Should women violate any of the misogynist sharia laws, death will ensue.

In 2013, an astonishing 91 percent of the upwards of 20,000 honor killings each year were committed by Muslims.  Forty-three percent of women in Turkey and 82% in Morocco are victims of sexual and physical abuse.”

We know if women are not Muslim, they are treated far worse as infidels.

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Dangerous for women to grab a cab:

“It’s nearly impossible to get actual numbers, but conservative estimates report that at least 50% and upwards of 90% of NYC cab drivers are from South Asian or Middle Eastern countries. The majority of whom are Muslims. So it’s no surprise, the incidents of rapes of female passengers by cab drivers are also on the rise.”

NY Post advises: “NYC women should think twice before getting into a late-night taxi by themselves — as sexual assaults by drivers are on the rise, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton warned Tuesday.”

“And not just in New York: ‘Two Uber drivers – Hassan Ibrahim, 48, and Salim Salem, 47 – were charged last week in connection with sexual assaults against female college students at Michigan State University …’ ”

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No one is to know:

In lieu of the immigrants surging into Europe and America, a few governors have requested immigrants not be brought into their states; unfortunately, the Obama administration states governors have no right to a voice, and they have been brought in by stealth despite all concerns.

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Billy Graham family and terrorists:

“Ed Stetzer, of Islamic extremism, is transitioning as president of LifeWay Research (an arm of the Southern Baptist Convention) to director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton: http://www.wheaton.edu/Media-Center/News/2016/05/Dr-Ed-Stetzer-Named-To-New-Billy-Graham-Chair

His large writing platforms give him a megaphone with which to advance left-leaning causes. Stetzer is a major bridge-builder with Muslim extremists and also encourages demonic mysticism and oneness with false antichrist religions.”

From a “Pulpit & Pen” post: “Last month, Ed Stetzer spoke at an interfaith gathering with Islamic extremists, including known aiders and abetters of international terrorism. Stetzer provided Southern Baptist-owned Lifeway data to assist the Muslims in ‘learning how to relate’ to evangelicals and how to ‘build bridges’ with other faiths. Speaking with Stetzer at the ironically-themed ‘Spreading Peace Convocation’ was Obama’s spiritual advisor—Joel Hunter (A liberal on all points, including welcoming gay couples into his church.) who stands fully with Islam and all antichrist faiths and destructive agendas. Also radical sheik—Hamsa Yusef attended the interfaith convention, who is a Muslim who supports cop-killers and a friend to Anwar Awlaki, a radical, who hates all infidels including Jews and Christians and calls for the Islam caliphate of the world (the world controlled by Islam). His videos are on YouTube. Yusf is a friend of Suhaib Webb. (Who is a considered a notable imam by the media, and who will tell the infidels what they want to hear and the Muslims the ways of Sharia Law. However, he now stands on gay marriage to the rebuke of some Muslims. It was Suhaib Webb’s Boston mosque that the Boston Bombers took part in; and Webb has displayed great admiration for is Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the first World Trade Center attack in 1993.)

“Stetzer was paid to hand over the Southern Baptist intellectual property to the Islamic extremists by Islamic globalist organization funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Interfaith Peace Corps and the syncretistic Chrislam organization, Glocal—headed by a baptist pastor.”  (By Jim Fletcher)

http://balfourpost.com/when-southern-baptists-mainstream-islam/

I say, if you do not understand the deceptive Grahams are on satan’s side and many so-called Christian organizations, think again. Please! My information gathered on the Graham family:

https://vallee7.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/billy-graham-insider-look/

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“There is one jihadist attack every hour somewhere in our world.”

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”… Crime is going up astronomically, as much as 90 percent in cities with large black populations.”

It is interesting they never check to see if these murderers are members of Bible believing churches. Of course, they are not. They are most likely members of the Black Lives Matter Movement, acknowledging its subscribers hate all whites. Unashamedly, they feel justified in murdering Caucasian and Black law officers and others. And few democrats seems to care.

“We have seen a 17 percent increase in homicides last year in the 56 largest cities. An almost unprecedented one-year spike in homicides because officers are backing off of proactive policing.”

These are heart-wrenching times. Everything is running in insane gear. No common sense is wanted or sought.  Certainly, no one wants to display everywhere, “Thou shall not kill.” This wisdom of the ages had to be removed from schools and government institutions.

“More than 6,000 blacks die of homicide each year. And that was more than white and Hispanic homicide victims combined, even though blacks are 13 percent of the nation’s population.”

A researcher stated this is the reason blacks are dying of homicide at a rate six times higher than whites and Hispanics combined. “Because they commit homicide at eight times the rate higher than whites and Hispanics combined.”

However, no secular newscaster will release this info before the public. “The media has basically suppressed any knowledge about how bad things are in inner cities.”

Because their cause is to create on the news whatever agenda they desire, facts are not relevant.

In their eyes every black person who dies is a result of white prestige or privilege. Not because they are filled with sin, the sin of hatred, murder, greed, sexual promiscuity, etc. Though all have sinned and fallen short, these communities have chosen to allow it to consume them, believing they are better than anyone else … they deserve it all without having to work for anything. It is burn, rob and kill for every material item they desire.

“Mrs. Sweeper, a Black woman, a cancer amputee, in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx, explained, The only time she felt safe to go into her building lobby and pick up her mail was when the police were there because the place was otherwise colonized by black teens trespassing, smoking weed, and dealing drugs. Mrs. Sweeper stated her prayer, ‘Please, Jesus, send more police.’ ”

When there are black riots, pot can be sniffed everywhere; however, the secular media conveniently fails to mention this.

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“Micah Johnson, Dallas Killer of five police officers, is being called a ‘pervert’ accused of stalking and sexually harassing a female colleague when he was a private in the Army. While in Afghanistan in November 2013 with the 420th Engineer Brigade, Anna Ma accused him of sexual harassment. ‘He made unwanted sexual advances towards her. … It was all verbal. He was bothering and harassing her,’ said military lawyer Bradford Glendening, who represented Johnson when he returned home in June 2014.”

Britain’s Mail reports, “According to legal documents, Anna begged for a ‘protective order against Johnson pertaining to myself, my family home and any other place of residence I may reside at.’ Wells Newsome, who served alongside Johnson in Afghanistan, wrote on Facebook: ‘We all knew he was a pervert …’

What we now know about Micah Xavier Johnson, the 25-year-old Army reservist and perpetrator of this massacre, is the following:

• He was a black nationalist who showed affinity for the Nation of Islam. Johnson “liked” pages related to Elijah Muhamad, the Nation of Islam founder, as well as Facebook pages of the Black Riders Liberation Party, the New Black Panther Party and the African American Defense League. A group called the Black Power Political Organization took responsibility for the Dallas attack.

• Johnson told negotiators during a standoff before he was killed that he wanted to kill white people, particularly white cops.”

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“Alton Sterling was killed by police in Louisiana, and now he is cited as an excuse for killing police in Dallas and elsewhere. He was a registered sex offender, after a 2000 conviction for carnal knowledge of a juvenile, records reveal.

He was previously arrested for aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, unauthorized entry and domestic abuse battery.  In 2009, he was sentenced to five years in prison for marijuana possession and for carrying an illegal weapon with a controlled dangerous substance.”

Our president and Hillary, stand with this black man who held a dangerous criminal record, which put innocent people at risk. He raped a child, committed robbery, carried a gun, etc. He should have been in prison for life. Unfortunately, these are the people democrats want running our lives so we run for our lives from the black agitators.

Obama and Hilary have made it clear the police deserved to die for Sterling’s death. And do not forget, he was uplifted as a dead hero in a speech by Obama.

Our president refused to display a small blue line on the White House in honor of the fallen officers. He has no problem lighting up the White House for vile homosexuals, but would not for the fallen police.

Fortunately, the governor of Texas had his mansion lit in all blue for five nights.

Jesus Christ is the only hope for this nation to regain some righteous ground.

To learn of God’s personal love for you and everyone, please check here:

https://vallee7.wordpress.com/category/paradise/

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“A major new study has found no racial bias in the high-profile issue of police shootings, The New York Times reports. Actually, the study found police more likely to shoot at a white suspect as opposed to black.”

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Christian Dallas police chief, excellent, godly words:

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“Massacre truck driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before being shot dead by cops in Nice. Number murdered 84, and injured 188.”

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“On February 3, 2016, President Barack Obama visited a U.S. mosque for the first time during his presidency. Curiously, the president chose a mosque to visit that is deeply tied to Islamist extremism and terror funding.

The Islamic Society of Baltimore, the mosque Obama visited, is part of a network of mosques of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). In 1991, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo placed ISNA at the top of a secret list of ‘our organizations and the organizations of our friends.’ The document said the organization’s ‘work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within…’ ”

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“Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has a history of embracing Islamists. He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect; and received donations from well-known Islamist groups.”

“He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission.”

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Hillary’s Muslim terrorist ties through her aid:

“HUMA ABEDIN with Muslims Brotherhood and ISIS ties IS VICE CHAIR OF HILLARY CLINTON’S 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.”

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“A radical mosque known for breeding terrorists has been granted special privileges by the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, which allows its members to take over a public park and treat it as their own, to the exclusion of other residents and churches, according to complaints filed by a citizens group.

The Friends of Smith Park started a petition drive and took its case to the Bloomington City Council with a formal complaint Monday night. Though the council truly stands on the side of the Muslims who have seized the park to its ruin.

Muslims do not obey any of the park laws, including speeding laws. They also block roads and make it dangerous for children. Residents state, the park is no longer safe for adults and children.

At this point the city council refuses to do anything, despite the fact, churches and citizens are now excluded from the use of the infamous park. Council members pretty much laugh at Bloomington citizens.”

“The council staff accused those of us who spoke out of being ‘anti-islamic’ when all we ask is that you enforce the law. This makes many of citizens afraid to speak up, and that is wrong.”

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Rapist flees to Dubai

“A 49-year-old Iraqi refugee who came to the U.S. in 2003 has fled the country 48 hours before he was to stand trial in Kennewick, Washington, for allegedly raping a grade-school girl.

Khalid Fathey reportedly boarded a flight for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Authorities issued a nationwide arrest warrant this week after he failed to show at his Benton County Superior Court trial, a local newspaper reported.

The U.S. Marshals Service then discovered that Fathey left Seattle on July 23 on a plane bound for Dubai, Anita Petra, deputy county prosecutor, told the Tri-Cities Herald.”

This Muslim rapes a girl and he was not under arrest!

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Please watch this informative video of American Christian persecution:

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Hillary’s hero is no hero

Khizr Khan, who has made the news as the father of a so-called deceased Muslim hero, is a Muslim man who desires Sharia Law, subverting the American Constitution, despite the media hype, he is all about destroying America.

He wrote: “All other juridical works which have been written during more than thirteen centuries are very rich and indispensable, but they must always be subordinated to the Shari’ah and open to reconsideration by all Muslims,” wrote Khan in his work, “Juristic Classification Of Islamic Law.”

“Writing in 1983 for the Houston Journal of International Law, Khan declared, all judicial systems must be subordinate to Sharia law, otherwise known as Islamic law.

He sells American citizenship to whomever will pay him the money using EB-5 visas—literally a ‘citizenship for sale’ program in which a visa for a whole family can be bought for as little $500,000.”

One of many links to the facts:

http://www.patdollard.com/exposed-unhinged-trump-hater-khizr-khan-is-a-muslim-brotherhood-agent-pushing-sharia-immigration-jihad/

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Satanic clubs want to make their way into children’s hearts:

http://www.usnews.com/news/offbeat/articles/2016-08-04/schools-receive-request-for-after-school-satan-club

People either follow Jesus Christ or the world, the flesh and the devil.

We need to be praying for the salvation of children, youth and adults.

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Mysterious death before testifying regarding Hillary Clinton:

“Initially reported as having died from a heart attack, John’s throat had obviously been crushed. At that point the official story changed to him accidentally dropping a barbell on his own throat. (This very scenario was used in murder mystery decades ago.)

… about to begin trial for a bribery charge involving Chinese businessman Ng Lap Seng, who had been implicated but not charged in the 1996 “China-gate” scandal for funneling illegal donations to Bill Clinton’s re-election fund through Arkansas restaurant owner Charlie Trie … was supposed to testify about Hillary’s links to Ng Lap Seng later the same day he died.”

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Another murder unsolved who was a DNC staffer:

No one knows the truth, though it is concerning, “Seth Rich, a DNC staffer, reportedly was shot in the back on July 10 in Washington while he apparently was walking home from his girlfriend’s apartment. Reported Alexander: Some are speculating that Hillary Clinton is behind the murder, because Rich could have been the DNC staffer responsible for leaking the 20,000 damaging DNC emails to Wikileaks. The allegation is that powerful … Sanders allies convinced Rich to leak the data.”

Julian Assange, president of Wikileaks, has offered $20,000 to anyone who has knowledge of Rich’s death, implying he may have had something to do with Hillary’s email releases. The amount is the same amount of emails leaked.

Hillary did request the murder of Julian Assange, which revealed she lied and deceived America. Assange’s release of information has never proven to harm anyone. Wikileaks has brought truth to deceived citizens of various nations.

Proof Hillary wanted Assange murdered:

Internet screen shot of wikileaks released info

Internet screen shot of wikileaks released info

free use for educational purposes

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Deadly Black Lives Matter:

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“So if a black cop shot a potentially dangerous black criminal, what was all the rioting about? Why did rioters chant ‘Black power’ and attempt to beat up every white person they saw?

It’s all kabuki now: Everyone knows the drama, everyone knows their role, everyone knows their lines, everyone knows how it is going to turn out …

So many of Milwaukee’s black residents rushed into the streets to protest before they knew all the facts of the case.

Before they knew the race of the police officer (who is black and, of course, they never care if they are black and do not care that they die in innocence) they were already burning buildings and burning cars .. I mean, this is a revolution, and it’s not a righteous cause.”

(They only care about themselves and hate everyone else. They believe they are at war and it is their war of complete hate and selfishness. They felt no sadness over the terrorist murders in Paris; actually, angered that the cameras turned from their faces to focus on Paris. It is all about Black Lives Matter and the participants do not care if everyone dies, as long as they stay in the spotlight.)

“Black riots will be a fixture as long as they are allowed to be. As long as reporters and public officials ignore, deny, condone, excuse, encourage and even lie about black criminality and how it is wildly out of proportion.”

Plus, many of these rioting blacks are part of the Muslim New Black Panther movement. They get high on drugs and booze and destroy everything in their way, including businesses owned by blacks. Obama is unashamed of the fact—he applauds the New Black Panther power. At one time, he had an admiration page devoted to them at the White House website. And his legal force has defended their lawlessness.

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Criminal right to vote

“(NBC NEWS) Nearly 13,000 former felons in Virginia had their right to vote restored Monday—and more could be re-enfranchised in time for the November election.”

“Virginia’s Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe, elected in 2014, promptly embarked upon restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons with the stroke of a pen. That was shot down in court, but McAuliffe has already restored voting rights of nearly 13,000 felons using individual case reviews.

It was discovered voting rights were granted to such ineligible felons as those still on probation, mentally incapacitated or with new charges pending. One was never even a U.S. citizen.

Attkisson also reported, ‘In neighboring Maryland, Democrats are also going for the ex-con vote; this year, the General Assembly expanded voting rights to 40,000 felons still on probation or parole.’ ”

“And, in California, Governor Jerry Brown just signed into law a bill to return voting rights to 50,000 convicted felons while they’re still doing time behind bars in county jails, starting next year.”

Of course, the purpose is to up the ante of votes for democrats. It is not a secret that law breakers, in general, vote democrat—the party of felon rights—short prison sentences with ACLU legal defense.

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More Muslim crime: “An American Muslim convert allegedly bought illegal grenades from an undercover FBI agent and was stockpiling ammunition in an underground container, according to federal court records unsealed Monday in Detroit.

Interviews found in court records portray Sebastian Gregerson, aka Abdurrahman Bin Mikaayl, as a ‘homegrown violent extremist’ who amassed an arsenal to carry out an attack while cheering mass killings in Paris and Orlando,” the Detroit News reported.

“Both the FBI and the Detroit newspaper parroted the language of the Obama administration, referring repeatedly to Gregerson as a ‘home-grown violent extremist’ who seemingly just randomly fell into a state of allegiance to the Islamic State, also called ISIS.

Near the end of the Detroit News article the newspaper finally gets around to telling its readers that Gregerson, 29, converted to Islam after high school.”

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“President Obama commuted the sentences of another 111 convicted drug felons, mostly dealers, bringing the total to 673 inmates freed under his executive power.

And there are likely many more reprieves to come. He has freed more prisoners than 10 presidents combined and plans to release more.”

Of course, his close friend who has overseen Obama’s radical dirty work, Bill Ayres, says all prisoners need to be released. Yes, because, they will vote democrat.

“Most of the inmates are drug dealers, many armed when they committed their crimes. Many trafficked cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Nearly a third of the prisoners whose sentenced Obama has commuted are serving life sentences.”

Yes, even though some of these criminals used a weapon, the Obama administration lies and states, they were non-violent offenses and pretends to be anti-gun crime.

George Soros, the one who owns the democratic party, believes all drugs should be legal and no one imprisoned for involvement.

Many of the drug traffickers were in possession of guns.

We know it does not take long for a good percentage of released criminals to recommit crimes, many violent and murderous.

One man’s record who is being released:

“Mark Foster – Waterford Works, New Jersey

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; carrying or possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime …”

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USA Today News: “The Pew Center on the States found that slightly more than 4 in 10 offenders return to prison within three years, a collective rate that has remained largely unchanged in years, despite huge increases in prison spending that now costs states $52 billion annually.”

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(CNN) “Chicago’s 500th homicide of the year happened over Labor Day weekend, according to the Chicago Tribune. (Illinois has the 9th strictest gun laws in the nation.)

That number carries a lot of weight for the city — not just in quantity, but in meaning: 2016 is now the deadliest year in two decades.

Though Chicago is not the homicide capital of the United States.

New Orleans, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore and Newark (New Jersey has the second toughest gun laws, California coming in first) have higher rates when you drill down the data per capita.”

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New directive: Welcome jihadist deadly terrorists back into American society through love and acceptance. Though a swift death sentence would be the wisest of indictments, it will not be the sentence, as there is no such just judgment. Wrong being called right was the warning for the last days.

“The director of the Office of Countering Violent Extremism at the American State Department outlined some of the department’s strategic planning Wednesday to counter violent extremism.

Irfan Saeed praised Denmark’s strategy of rehabilitating and reintegrating foreign extremist fighters into society, asking, ‘What happens when they come back? You have to be able to rehabilitate them and then re-integrate them back into society.’

Speaking at a National Academy of Sciences’ panel on ‘Ideologically Motivated Violence,’ Saeed described rehabilitation and integration as a strategy area of focus for the State Department.”

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Death penalty for patients with right credentials

“A brief supporting the motion for a preliminary injunction, the plaintiffs argue, ‘Vermont’s Act 39 makes the state the first and only one to mandate that all licensed healthcare professionals counsel terminal patients about the availability and procedures for physician-assisted suicide, and refer them to willing prescribers to dispense the death-dealing drug. Act 39 coerces professionals to counsel patients about the ‘benefits’ of assisted suicide – benefits that plaintiffs; members do not believe exist – and in addition stands in opposition to a federal law protecting healthcare professionals who cannot participate in assisted suicide for conscientious reasons.”

At this point, those who stand on the side of life in Vermont can be prosecuted for not assisting in death, that is assigning themselves to the side of life for all.

This is much alike making medical staff murder children in the womb.

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Disturbing news from UK:

“We’re still only seeing the tip of the iceberg in the horrifying crimes committed by Muslim settlers against the children of the UK. Prof Jay wrote: “No one knows the true scale of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham over the years. Our conservative estimate is that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited over the full inquiry period, from 1997 to 2013.”

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“March 2016: Muslims Rape Seven Boys So Badly In Calais Camp That They Need Surgery, French Authorities Do Nothing and they do not care.”

The more Islam invades a nation, the more heartless it becomes.

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Email reveals Hillary has been lying. She does want universal open borders, a one world government.

True Christians understand this one world government will arise under the antichrist during the tribulation.

George Soros basically echoes the same. He wrote in 1998: “The sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions.” He calls his society vision the “Open Society.”

“Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches were noted in a Jan. 25 email from campaign research director Tony Carrk to top Clinton advisers, including Clinton’s declaration that ‘My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.’ ”

When confronted with this at a debate, Hillary replied, she meant trade only. Of course, her published statement reveals it is all about open boarders everywhere. She is once again lying.

“Mr Soros has now issued an email statement to Bloomberg Business, claiming his foundations helps ‘uphold European values’, while Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. actions in strengthening the Hungarian border and stopping a huge migrant influx ‘undermine those values.’ ”

“Orban’s plan treats the protection of national borders as the objective and the refugees as an obstacle,” Mr Soros added. “Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle.”

“Mr Orban said in an interview last month that immigration and multiculturalism are endangering Europe’s Christian roots and creating parallel societies.

Europeans, he said, should ‘stick to our Christian values’ and ‘Europe can be saved,’ but only if they “take seriously the traditions, the Christian roots and all the values that are the basis of the civilization of Europe.’ ”

Love to readers in the name of our Savior who will one day make all things righteous, holy and true, Val Lee

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Billy Graham—Inside Look at His Dynasty

 

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Dear Readers,

Many of us have witnessed many coming to Christ through the Billy Graham ministry; however, if you are like me, you have questioned some of his stances in his interviews and wonder how can this can be the same man who preaches the Gospel so powerfully.

Often Billy Graham’s interview appearances spoke to me as being more of a publicity stunt for the popularity of the man Graham.

“Billy Graham has preached Christianity to live audiences of nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories through various meetings, including Mission World and Global Mission. Graham has also reached hundreds of millions more through television, video, film, and webcasts.”

I remember as a young girl opening the front door of our family home and turning up the television so neighbors could hear Billy Graham preach during his televised crusades. He was a preacher who convicted hearts unto salvation like no other in recent history.

President Truman stated of Billy Graham: “But now we’ve got just this one evangelist, this Billy Graham, and he’s gone off the beam. He’s…well, I hadn’t ought to say this, but he’s one of those counterfeits I was telling you about. He claims he’s a friend of all the Presidents, but he was never a friend of mine when I was President. I just don’t go for people like that. All he’s interested in is getting his name in the paper.”

“This led Truman to referring to Graham as a ‘counterfeit’ publicity seeker, and Truman did not speak to Graham for years afterward.”

Today we would associate this with an obsession with self, such as seen often on Facebook. “It is all about me”—the cult of self or narcism. We all need to continually pray for humility and to consider each person as being more important than ourselves.

One of the things I appreciated about Billy Graham in his young years, when he pastored, was the occasion, when he took it upon himself to harshly chastise women for coming to his church in low neck tops. How many pastors today would tell women strongly from the pulpit, they must dress modestly? He made it clear it was wrong for them to tempt him or others!

I also remember my mother faithfully turning on the radio, each Sunday, to hear Graham’s messages. She loved solid Bible teaching. Fortunately, she often warned me of the ecumenical movement. (Christianity joining hands with false churches) I do not know if she ever recognized Billy Graham having part.

My cousin, Maxine Bates, knew Billy Graham well. He sent her to Nigeria to be a missionary and she reached many children for Christ in her lifelong ministry. Billy Graham visited her on the mission field and even had her sit behind him at one of his crusades. Maxine told me many stories, sent me photos, and I visited her in Florida. She truly loves the LORD and like Billy Graham, is most elderly today.

Maxine Bates history information:

http://www2.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/docs/VillageChurch/1styear.htm

“A missionary program was launched and two of its members Maxine Bates in Nigeria, Africa and Helen Prestidge Howard in Ecuador, South America receive their full support from The Village Church. Partial support is provided for several other missionaries in other fields throughout the world.”

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1907&dat=19850330&id=P2IrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7dgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3349,6459544&hl=en

Quite a few years ago, I am across some of the heresies of Franklin and Billy, I contacted Samaritan’s Purse, Franklin’s organization, to hear this side. We went back and forth. I knowing the facts could not be denied, would not go along with the justification of falsehoods in their attempt to deceive me. I have posted these interesting letters and additional information below this article.

Another good thing about Billy Graham is he truly cares for the black race, refusing to hold to race prejudice, and assuring blacks felt welcome at his crusades.

Years ago, I emailed information on Billy Graham to those on my email contact list, and one lady wrote to him to see how these things could be and asked if they were. The response email was sent to me. Billy Graham basically told her, I am what I am. He did not dispute anything, and much of what I disclosed is in this information, though the info is not a duplicate.

What I find entirely evil and unbelievable, occurred in a 1999, when “Graham discussed his relationship with the late North Korean dictator Kim Il-sung, praising him as a ‘different kind of communist’ and ‘one of the great fighters for freedom in his country against the Japanese.’ Graham went on to note that although he had never met Kim’s son and current North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il, he had ‘exchanged gifts with him.’ Graham has given a globe surmounted with doves to the North Korean Friendship Museum.”

This appears to be something our president would do, but hearing Graham performed this for these dictators who have murdered around 3 million innocent Koreans, including Christians, often through starvation, is incomprehensible to me and no doubt, countless others. It is unbelievable that the Graham family would uplift the leaders of North Korea who are terrorists, as bad as ISIS/Islamic State, if not worse:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1348279977001/rare-footage-of-rev-billy-graham-in-north-korea-uncovered/?#sp=show-clips

These Dictators forbid Christianity to be spoken and no one is allowed to own a Bible. It means execution if you are caught with the holy Scriptures. For the Grahams to believe this is better than living in the freedom Japan enjoys is communistic heresy.

“The North Korean people are oppressed through limitations and denials of basic human rights, including the right to food, bodily integrity, free movement, freedom from violence, privacy, and free thought … In an attempt to deter dissent and paralyze community empowerment among the North Korean people, Kim Il Sung – and later Kim Jong Il – propagated ideas of an all-powerful, ever-present, all-knowing government. Pictures of Kim Jong Il, alongside pictures of his father, Kim Il Sung, appear in households, schools, and public arenas. The images present the dictators as gods to be worshiped. Many commodities and internally published materials also bare Kim Jong Il’s image, reminding North Koreans that their leader is supreme and always watching.

Kim Jong Il’s regime, beginning in 1994 with the death of Kim Jong Il’s father, Kim Il Sung, made critical decisions that killed 20 percent of North Korea’s population and contributed to the death of nearly 3 million North Koreans in the late 1990s. While Russia and China began to change their economic and political models in the 1980’s, Kim Jong Il failed to identify North Korea’s governmental shortcomings and to respond to the burgeoning needs of his people. Though Kim Jong Il’s father set the stage for North Korea’s current crisis, Kim Jong Il is responsible for the mass-starvations of the 1990s that constitute crimes against humanity, for North Korea’s refusal to receive food and economic development aid, and for the North Korean government’s far more brutal, terrifying, and inhumane violence against the North Korean people.”

http://www.northkoreanow.org/faq/

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This video link below exposes Billy Graham’s heresy statements; it is footage of his words which cannot be disputed.

God teaches us, This is love that we keep His commandments; 1 John 5:3. Love is holding to the teachings of the entire Bible—God’s commandments. Hatred for God is not loving every Word of God down to every jot and tittle. Hatred for God maintains, having no problem with people who teach contrary to the Bible.

Jesus Christ is the Word become flesh (John 1) and displays He is the Word of God in Revelation 19:11-16.

Philip Yancey, is most liberal and endorses homosexuality as confirmed in his interview “Amazed by Grace.”

http://www.acceptingevangelicals.org/yancey.htm 

And it is no wonder that Billy Graham has endorsed Yancey stating, “There is no writer in the evangelical world that I endorse and appreciate more.”  Billy Graham, not a Bible literalist, is open to theistic evolution:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theistic_evolution 

He also believes those who follow false religions might be in heaven—Newsweek August 14, 2006: “When asked whether he believes heaven will be closed to good Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus or secular people, though, Graham says: ‘Those are decisions only the Lord will make. It would be foolish for me to speculate on who will be there and who won’t … I don’t want to speculate about all that. I believe the love of God is absolute. He said he gave his son for the whole world, and I think he loves everybody regardless of what label they have.’”  

(Side note: The Hindu religion consists of 330 million false idol gods, though not all Hindus worship this many deities: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hindu_deities)

It is very disheartening indeed that this respected man speaks out of both sides of his mouth when addressing the Gospel. The Bible never lies as God never lies. You will not locate wishy-washy doctrine within. God hates every contrary way and one has to be born again to be saved. Upon salvation, accepting Jesus Christ as Savior, by asking forgiveness for every sin, one is washed of every unbiblical belief. (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible)

Wikipedia: In a 1997 interview with Robert Schuller, Graham said “I think that everybody that loves or knows Christ, whether they are conscious of it or not, they are members of the body of Christ… [God] is calling people out of the world for his name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they have been called by God. They may not know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something they do not have, and they turn to the only light they have, and I think that they are saved and they are going to be with us in heaven.”

This is outright satanic apostasy. Graham is following the spirits of demons to issue such a statement. He has given away the fact he is an antichrist.

To be a pastor, evangelist or teacher one must be above reproach and follow all the ways of godliness for these positions, and must know the Bible from cover to cover and believe it from cover to cover.

Everyone should read the books of Timothy, Titus and Acts which explains qualifications for church leadership and other passages. We must study God’s Word so we are never made ashamed as commanded.

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Women cannot preach or teach men and they must be silent in the churches, not teaching men or acting in authority over them. Yet, Billy Graham has no problem with his daughter teaching men in church settings. (1 Corinthians 14:33-34 and 1 Timothy 2:12 and following)

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The Graham family stands with Catholicism, this is idolatry (worship of statues or images), and idolatry is the mainstay of Catholicism. The Graham family was represented at Pope John’s funeral and uplifted him as the greatest man, brother, etc:

When Catholics were born again at Billy Graham crusades, he would turn them back over to Catholic idolatrous churches, instead of to solid Bible believing, teaching churches. How apostate can you be and devilish?

This pope and all popes represent idol worshippers of false deities, and dead popes are in a fiery place today. God declares idolators go to the Lake of Fire; Revelation 21:8, 20:14, etc.

Catholic truths:

Video of Catholics praying to dead bones—an abomination to God and eternally deadly:

The Bible also forbids the worship of the “queen of heaven.” This is the Catholic Mary’s most outstanding titles, and this name has been held by many female goddesses throughout history under the command of satan. (Jeremiah 7:18 and 44:15-18)

Queen of Heaven sign

(photo I shot at a Catholic church in Washington state)

Catholics have a sky-reaching obelisk in the middle of St Peter’s Square which is an Egyptian idol and condemned in Scripture.

Leviticus 26:1: “You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar (obelisk), nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the LORD your God.”

Many of the saints Catholics pray to:

“In a BBC interview, Pope Francis took the highly unusual step of actually admitting that there are thousands and thousands of pedophile priests in the Catholic Church worldwide. By their estimates about 8,000. This mind-numbing admission has sent shock-waves through the highest levels of the Vatican system.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28282050

Unfortunately, there has been no death by hanging or stoning for these vile pedophiles, and the Vatican simply moved them to a different diocese when children’s voices were heard. I honestly believe there are more who have stolen the innocence away from boys through sodomy.

More Catholic pedophilia:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/16/22324032-un-slams-vatican-for-efforts-to-cover-up-pedophile-priests-in-sex-abuse-scandal

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/15/us-usa-minnesota-archdiocese-idUSKBN0OV1LK20150615

Below is a Documentary link of Ireland sex abuse by priests; this concealed by the highest of the highest, meaning the Vatican too. This religion involves child abuse as does most idolatrous cults of satanism.

Priests have also supplied little boys for men outside their church upon request.

In 2 Corinthians chapter 6, God commands we do not associate with those of idolatry and why we expose it and the fact, satan is behind it all. In the Old Testament children were burned to death in the name of idols.

I do apologize for the video, owning there are a few impure words, it being secular. I do want to warn you! It does not adhere to born again Christianity in any form. It does expose you to the fact, men are destroyed for life due to pederasty.

The Grahams have devilishly led believers to accept this satanic cult. This leads me to ask, how many innocent children have been raped due to this?

The Grahams require church discipline, and should not be in the church for unrepentance.

The true church is be humble, no pomp, circumstance, no glitter and showiness, only lowliness as Christ displayed lowliness. He never even had a place to lay His head; Luke 9:58.

 

Cathedral in Sevilla Spain, © Val J. Lee

Cathedral in Sevilla Spain © Val J. Lee

The Catholic Church, full of endless sin, hides behind multi-million dollar and billion dollar ornate cathedrals, vestments inlaid with gold including the large head ornamentations and the pope sits on a gold throne. He is viewed as infallible (papal infallibility) and must be obeyed in all things.

This apostate church spends around 170 billion a year.

“The Vatican has large investments with the Rothschilds of Britain, France and America, with the Hambros Bank, with the Credit Suisse in London and Zurich. In the United States it has large investments with the Morgan Bank, the Chase-Manhattan Bank, the First National Bank of New York, the Bankers Trust Company, and others.

“The Vatican has billions of shares in the most powerful international corporations such as Gulf Oil, Shell, General Motors, Bethlehem Steel, General Electric, International Business Machines, T.W.A., etc.”

“The Catholic church is believed to be the biggest corporation in the United States. They have a branch office in every neighborhood. Its assets and real estate holdings must exceed those of Standard Oil, A.T.&T., and U.S. Steel combined. And their roster of dues-paying members must be second only to the tax rolls of the United States Government.’”

The Wall Street Journal revealed the “Vatican’s financial deals in the U.S. alone were so big that very often it sold or bought gold in lots of a million or more dollars at one time.”

This is also proof that the Graham family can be rightfully called antichrists, and one with fellow antichrists. Yes, they do preach against sin and appear all godly, but to be a true Christian, you cannot waver from any of God’s commands and teachings. This includes me!!!! We are to have nothing to do with false teachers, including idolaters.

Billy Graham is also a registered democrat because he is a liberal; see Wikipedia. He also met with President Obama. Why would Graham welcome such a vile and wicked man who approves of every evil thing, including removing Christian rights of purity, into his home? I believe it is because Graham loves to be in the limelight. He has always wanted to be with the most famous not the unknowns in society. Graham begged to meet with President Obama. He certainly enjoyed having a photo of them together!

This is the president who made sodomy and bestiality legal in the military. Jesus Christ would have no fellowship with the false religious leaders and wicked political leaders in His day. He exposed their sins continually and they wanted Him dead.

Billy Graham was also close friends with former President Johnson who was a most corrupt and dishonest. He was a most vile man and a woman chaser. Billy Graham slept in the White House the last night of his presidency. Johnson is infamous for stuffing the ballot box to win the senatorial election in Texas in 1948. “Johnson received the votes of the dead, the halt, the missing and those who were unaware that an election was going on.”

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/02/11/us/how-johnson-won-election-he-d-lost.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Wells_County,_Texas

God commands association with the lowly and Billy Graham has never had a desire for this.

During the time Mitt Romney was running for president, Billy Graham became best friends with this man. Romney is a false prophet and an evil man who stands for abortion and even during the last election, stated, he stood with Mormons who are pro-baby murder, he being of the Mormon cult too.

Romney’s lies:

When Billy Graham chose to get close to this man, he no longer called the satanic religion of mormonism a cult, which he had done previously.

Now, Graham never mentions Romney as being a friend, his current political friend is the sexual immoral Donald Trump, a Las Vegas and Hollywood man, who chases pornographic women, who just happens to be running for president.

Graham invited Trump to his 95th birthday celebration and he came. Graham also invited the sexually vile man, Bill Clinton, who like Obama, stands for every satanic thing under the sun.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/billy-grahams-95th-birthday-celebration-invitations-sent-to-bill-clinton-sarah-palin-donald-trump-106819/

Billy Graham and the Clintons became close friends when Clinton was president and they still are. Even though they are evil, he has had them sit behind him when speaking, and stated Hillary should run the country and Bill be an evangelist; being verified in Time Magazine and I also saw this in a video.

http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1650798,00.html

The whole situation is an abomination to all-righteous Jesus Christ who is undefiled, innocent, blameless and separated from sinners; Hebrews 7:26.

Franklin Graham also stands with all those who are his dad’s vile friends.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/billy-grahams-95th-birthday-celebration-invitations-sent-to-bill-clinton-sarah-palin-donald-trump-106819/

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/07/billy-graham-5th-birthday-to-be-marked-by-party-in-nc/

Graham always associated with the most debaucherous people of America, and he is supposedly a man of God. A man of God is to be above reproach in every way. Graham in no way resembles the godly men of Scripture who hated every licentious way and withdrew from any man who proved to be of satan’s mechanism such as Simon the magician; Acts 8:9-24. The apostles never fellowshipped with the wicked of the world, though they did offer the Gospel to everyone. They would have never walked as one with a sensual immoral person.

The book of Jude exposes Billy Graham in every verse.

Verses 3-16: Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe. And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire. Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties. But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed. Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever. It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.

When, as a young person living at my parents’ home, I heard Graham address the abortion issue. His words left me in shock. He was not solid against baby murder in the womb. He was most compromising and arrogant regarding his stance.

This is why it is important to always check to see if the man in the pulpit is the same in actual life, and true to his words outside the pulpit.

The Grahams can be confusing when you hear all they say and contemplate all their viewpoints. I am grateful I serve a God who is not a God of confusion and He never changes with the times or to please the audience he is before.

Neither Billy Graham or his children rightly divide the Word of Truth at all times (which is required of pastors and this is why they must study to be approved; 2 Timothy 2:15-17). Only those who can, are allowed to a pastor, evangelist or teacher. Teachers must know their Bibles from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 and teach accordingly.

During the China Olympics, Franklin Graham told Christians not to witness because this would be contrary to the Chinese government.

https://www.mnnonline.org/news/evangelism-controversy-brewing-at-china-olympics/

This reveals he is a liar and willing to lie about God’s Holy Word, the Bible, which commands the preaching of God’s Word everywhere and at all times. He is an antichrist. The most godly people were imprisoned for doing this against governing authorities in both the Old and New Testament. There is no way he could know his Bible and spout this. The book of Acts is all about the Apostles preaching everywhere including where it is forbidden and at times, being imprisoned and murdered. John the Apostle was placed in prison in Patmos for preaching when it was illegal in the Roman Empire. I could go on and on. Satan does not want the Bible preached by godly men and he uses the excuse, through his false prophets, stating, “You must obey the government” to stop Biblical obedience. God says, preach the Word of God in season and out and be willing to die doing so, taking up the tree of Calvary. Yes, we obey the government, but never when the government contradicts the commands of Scripture. The Bible is always our final authority when it comes to obedience.

1 John chapter 4 commands me and all believers to test the spirits because many false prophets have gone into the world. 2 Peter affirms I am to have nothing to do with false prophets.

Tares do not desire all that represents moral chastity. They do not do everything to protect themselves from every unbiblical teaching. They love the world’s sensual philosophies, methodologies and spout any new saying of the day, though cool lingo changes from year to year. It is God and His Holy Word which never change.

Ecclesiastes, in the Old Testament, explains silly man runs around saying this is new or that is new, instead of holding to God’s ancient tried and true undefiled paths.

There are many Judas’ in the church whom no one suspects. Judas most likely preached and took part in miracles, but he is suffering in a very hot place today as a son of satan or perdition.

Obviously, he came across as a charismatic, spiritual man, though he held a murdering heart for the Savior—the Creator of the universe.

Billy Graham is reported as saying in December 1994, on the Larry King television show in the U.S.A., that sodomites are born sodomites, since, as he put it, it is in their genes (Calvary Contender, vol. XII, No. 3).

Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13: Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination, and if a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death: their blood shall be upon them.

Romans chapter 1 proves Graham lied in his statement. God proclaims in this passage, they abandon the natural, seeing they burned or greatly hungered for the unnatural and all pay the consequences—“receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.”

“On NBC television during the Clinton scandal, Billy Graham flippantly excused President Bill Clinton’s lewd and lascivious sexual sins by declaring ‘that, well, the man just can’t help himself.’ Clinton is handsome and virile, said Graham, and the girls are just ‘wild’ over him.’”

I remember hearing Graham’s words, and I was angered that Graham would not call Clinton to repentance and expose this as vile sin.

Graham chastised anyone who would judge Clinton who claimed to be a believer. He made justification because he was such a handsome man as stated above. This told me immediately that Graham was not the same man who preached against sin in the pulpit. We are commanded to judge sin and this is made clear in 1 Corinthians chapters 5 and 6, John 7:24, etc.

God says men are to look upon women as sisters in all purity, and women are to dress in shamefaced apparel (in all modesty, obviously to protect men’s minds).

This also reveals Graham should not be allowed in any church because he justifies sinful behavior. The apostles would never had made such fleshly and evil statements, and we are to abide in their teachings and commandments found in Scripture.

Men are to stay faithful to their wives in thought and deed and confess any sin that is contrary, knowing all are tempted, but all must flee all temptation and pray for the Holy Spirit’s filling at all times to maintain holy thought and behavior.

“Pray without ceasing” the Bible commands and every true Christian knows the necessity of this. We must take every thought captive and throw away the evil and untrue thoughts which enter. It is being alert and confessing when any thought, not of Scripture, enters so it does not brew to intoxication; James chapter 1.

Billy Graham satanic heresy stated on Larry King:

I will keep repeating Billy Graham is a heretic, also revealed by the fact he does not endorse the creation story of six days, as stated in the Bible. He has no problem with those who do not believe this in faith. He, himself, is open to theistic evolution:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acceptance_of_evolution_by_religious

Graham has a free spirit and not the Holy Spirit guiding him. Only the Word of God guides us into all truth.

GRAHAM SAYS THEOLOGY NO LONGER MEANS ANYTHING TO HIM

 as the year 1988 closed, Graham told U.S. News & World Report that theology no longer meant anything to him: “World travel and getting to know clergy of all denominations has helped mold me into an ecumenical being. We’re separated by theology and, in some instances, culture and race, but all that means nothing to me any more” (U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 19, 1988).

Billy Graham freely states, he does not take the Bible literally, though he formerly did. This shows the man is sinking in the mire of faithlessness. True men of God are full of faith in God and His inerrant Word.

Though, I might add, Graham did not take hell literally in his younger years so I wonder if this is not a lie.

His stances explain why he accepts all religions as leading to heaven. This is what Mother Teresa taught too and Billy Graham was a follower of this idolatrous woman who worshipped Mary, the queen of heaven, and the other false saints. He has spoke endlessly of her praises.

Graham published his own edition of Halley’s Bible Handbook, now owning the publications rights, which has involved him removing all the facts regarding the Catholic church murdering Christians in previous ages. He went to great lengths to remove all the information and redo pages numbers, etc. Halley’s wife is shocked knowing her husband spent years gathering the facts on this information.

Though, up till a few decades ago, Catholics were still murdering Christians in South America. The Catholic church was teaching its members to use machetes on Christians and missionaries have verified this. Catholics are still performing evil deeds to keep the true Gospel out of South America.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1621537/posts

Billy Graham is viewed often as the pope of Christendom and can do no wrong. This is very wicked indeed. God admonishes in Jeremiah chapter 17, saying cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes man his strength.

Christ did not put his trust in any man knowing what was in man; John 2:22.

http://www.wayoflife.org/database/grahamcompromise.html

Quote from TIME Magazine:

http://www.angelfire.com/zine/baptistsurfer/TimeGraham.html

From 11-15-93 “Billy Graham said, I think that HELL essentially is the separation of God forever. And that is the worst HELL I can think of. When it comes to a literal fire, I don’t preach it because I am not sure about it.”

The video below, at point .42 and following, reveals Graham has not believed in literal hell for years or maybe never:

Yes, this is an abomination. Graham is lying, he knows there are many verses in the Bible which teach hell is fire. Here are two verses:

Rev. 21:8 “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Matthew 13:50 “and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

And I also will add Revelation chapter 20:11-15:

“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”

Please remember Christ’s words regarding His warning to the compromisers:

Matthew 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’“

Yes, many will think because they believed there is a Jesus and did good works in His name they will be accepted.

True Christians are born again by the Holy Spirit through redemption. Coming to Christ as sinners and wanting His cleansing through His shed blood.

My husband was raised Lutheran and believed there was a Jesus Christ, but it was years later he understood he had to be born again to enter the kingdom of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:12: In order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. (This would mean approving of evil too.)

The Bible warns us to make sure we are in the faith and this is Biblical faith in Jesus Christ of the Bible and of no other books for teachings.

Video with good info, though I would not say, all the men in this video, who are quoted, were always true to Scripture. I do personally verify Jack Wyrtzen’s words, as my husband and I knew him and he established this with his own words on more than one occasion before us:

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Also I referenced:

http://www.mgmministry.org/billy-graham/

and other web info, including from my website.

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To learn of God’s personal love for you, please check here:

https://vallee7.wordpress.com/category/paradise/

 

In God’s love and truth, Val Lee

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My Correspondence with Franklin’s organization, Samaritan’s Purse, exposing their lies:

My husband and I supplied money to Samaritan’s Purse many years ago. After doing so, we received information from SP, which was worrisome to both of us. This prompted me to do some further investigation.

I wrote a few letters to this organization with our concerns and they did graciously respond; though they ignored my last letter proving they had horrendously lied to me— to appease a supporter, to keep the money flowing in.

This speaks to me, exposing the Graham’s are fakes in most ways.

I have found to my concerned distress that there is much information to prove Franklin Graham is significantly tied to the liberal United Methodists who accept most every evil agenda under the sun including homosexuality.  He, like his father, has strong ties with the Roman Catholic Church.

If you look at the additional information below all, you will note that Billy and Ruth Graham were members of a liberal Presbyterian USA church, Montreat Presbyterian in North Carolina.  This denomination upholds every evil agenda and is a member of the ACLU.  Ruth was an elder in the church (Only a man can hold this position according to the Holy Scriptures.)

I knew a man who had attended their church on occasion.

At this webpage, on the bottom, you will see this liberal church, of all persuasions, supplied 20 million for Ruth’s internment:

http://www.montreat.org/inquire/history/

The Good News Bible, which is distributed by Samaritan’s Purse, and is the Bible choice of the Graham empire, deliberately leaves out the blood of Christ in most every verse, though it is in the original Greek New Testament manuscripts. This version does not refer to Mary as being a virgin.

Here are the my letters, responses and added information: 

Dear staff,

In your catalogue, you list building churches; do these include United Methodists, other Methodists, Presbyterians, Catholics, etc?
Thank you for answering,

Val Lee

(I addressed this question because a photo on the cover of Samaritan’s Purse pictured Franklin standing in front of a Methodist Church, Samaritan’s Purse was rebuilding.)

 

Dear Val,

On behalf of Franklin Graham, thank you for contacting Samaritan’s Purse.  We appreciate your interest in our project to rebuild Sudan’s churches lost in the civil war.

Concentrating initially on northern areas where the destruction was targeted, 87 churches have been identified to be rebuilt, and scores of others are being evaluated at this time.  The decision to rebuild is based on need, not denomination; all denominations are considered.  The new structures will be made with concrete walls and floors, wooden trusses, and metal roofs.  Due to the remoteness of the area, supplies will have to be transported in.  There are no paved roads in the areas of Sudan where we are working, and many of these places have to be reached on foot; it may take up to a week to get there.  The cost to rebuild these churches will vary from $5,000 for partial repair to $25,000 or higher for complete reconstruction of a church.  Not every church will need to be completely rebuilt; some simply need walls or roofs, while others were completely destroyed and need everything.  This project will take years to accomplish, and we ask for your patience and prayers as we seek to follow the Lord’s direction and honor Him in every aspect of our work.

Samaritan’s Purse will also train pastors to replace the many that lost their lives while proclaiming the Gospel.  We have faith that God will raise up ten pastors to replace every one that was killed during the war.  “Times are uncertain in Sudan right now, and we need to take this window of peace to go in and assist as best we can; to lend strength to the Christians against the Muslim influences,” said a Samaritan’s Purse field worker.  The cost to train a pastor for a year is $1,000-$1,500, which covers transportation, room, board, food, and books.  Our goal is to open pastor training schools in Sudan.

If you have additional questions, please contact Christy Rich at the address below.  To support our work in Sudan, please indicate Sudan Churches (013820) or Sudan-Projects (013416) on any donation.  Thank you again, and may the Lord bless you.

Sincerely,

Barbara Schroeder
Samaritan’s Purse
PO Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607
828-262-1980 x 1430
www.samaritanspurse.org

Dear staff,

I ran across the below article and was quite disheartened to read about Samaritans Purse donating money to a Presbyterian Church.   It was sad for me to learn of your donation to this doctor and reading of their involvement of sending missionaries to assist Planned ParenthoodThe Presbyterian USA denomination is also a member of the ACLU—

http://www.aclu.org/reproductiverights/gen/12743res20050106.html,

has female pastors, is pro-homosexual, etc.

Could you please explain why you would support this organization as well as build churches for them and the United Methodists?

You also build churches for the Catholic Church that worships Mary, “the queen of heaven,” which is forbidden in scripture, Jeremiah 44:17 and 25 and 7:18. Could you explain your stands on supporting churches that worship idols and false deities?

Thank you for your response,

Val Lee

(Article:

Chuck Miller received the 2005 “In the footsteps of the Great Physician” award from Samaritan’s Purse World Medical Mission.  We at Westminster have thanked God for years for Chuck’s global witness to the love of Christ – it’s a blessing to learn that Samaritan’s Purse values Chuck’s gifts and generosity too!  The citation on the award reads, in part, “By putting his faith into action in medical missions around the world, Dr. Charles L. Miller has helped bring healing and hope to many who otherwise would have lived without hope and died without God.  The selfless Christian service of this man serves as an example to all who would follow in the footsteps of the Great Physician.”

Many others in our congregation participate in world missions as well: Mary Field has made several trips to Africa to help with Planned Parenthood and AIDS and she and Ann Jarrett have just returned from South Africa, as have Rolf and Jeannie Carboni. Chuck and Ann Smith and Kathy Stoner-LaSala and her husband and son have spent much time in Central American missions also, and Bob Frelick has for many years given unselfishly of his time and expertise to third world countries. Hannah Woodbury spent a year in Ireland helping in a children’s school; our youth have taken trips to Mexico with Borderlinks, go yearly to a work project for Habitat for Humanity (this year in St. John’s Island, SC in July} and a group of them are going to England, Scotland and Ireland in June with People to People. I have made 8 mission trips in the last 4 years and have another planned for this summer to Rwanda for 3 months, and I can tell you that the old adage,” You get back much more than you put in” is really true. The experiences are life-changing.)

 

Dear Val,

On behalf of Franklin Graham, thank you for your email.

I could not determine the source of your information, but Samaritan’s Purse has never supported the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., or the Roman Catholic Church, and no cause related to the either the American Civil Liberties Union or Planned Parenthood.   Should you have further information to the contrary, I would be interested in seeing it.

If I can assist you further please feel free to contact me.

In Christ’s service,

Sam

(This is an outright lie presented for filthy lucre sake. The Grahams are rich in the millions, though they do use portions for ministry. Their organization is within the 10 top richest ministry organizations. Billy and Ruth have themselves been members of the USA Presbyterian church for years as explained above!)

 

Dear Glen,

Thank you for your reply and addressing my concerns.  I have included all the information so you can reeducate me.

Here is the website concerning the article I sent: http://www.wpc.org/Mission/Mission_Global/GlobalMissionHomePage.htm  (This was years ago, and the page has since been removed though it is quoted above)

Below is the letter I received from SP stating that all denominations are considered for church building.  My letter to SP is below where I inquire if you build churches for Catholics, United Methodists, etc.  United Methodists allow lesbian pastors, are very Catholic in their services, and preach everyone is going to heaven.  Members of our family attend a United Methodist Church.  

I appreciate the numbers of people who have come to Christ through your organization.

In His holy, inerrant, immutable Word,

Val Lee

From: Samaritan’s Purse – Project Info

 

Dear Val,

Thanks for the additional information.  Denominations in Sudan are very limited, but this should state Evangelical denominations –and we will clarify that in future correspondence.  The webpage link you sent features the work of Dr. Miller, and by no means endorses the other agencies listed.  We do not fund the local church for medical missions, as the short-term doctors often volunteer their services.

I must admit that there are still many devoted believers in some of the major denominations, who are making a difference for Christ.  Some have left, others have stayed.  That’s between them and the Lord.  Franklin Graham’s maternal grandfather, the late Dr. L. Nelson Bell, was a medical missionary with the Presbyterian Church, U.S.  After he returned home, following 25 years of service, he worked hard to promote renewal within the denomination–and God greatly blessed his efforts.  Having known him personally, he was one of the most Christ-like men I have ever known.

We do thank you for expressing your concern, and for your prayers –that God will always be glorified in all that we do.  May God bless your service for Him.

In Christ,

Sam

Sam McGinn
Senior Ministry Correspondent
Samaritan’s Purse
PO Box 3000 | Boone, NC 28607
828.262.1980 | Fax 828.266.1056
smcginn@samaritan.org
http://www.samaritanspurse.org

 

Hi Sam,

Thanks for allowing me to reveal more information.  I just did some research on the question of association with the Catholic situation and I found two items that disturbed me concerning Franklin Graham.  They are below. In the interview with Larry King, I emphasized some of Franklin Graham’s statements. He reveals he works together with Roman Catholics and they support him.  I know this involves crusades, but there seems to be a oneness of heart that he reveals in his statements.  Is there any possibility that they support SP as well?

I am grateful for Franklin Graham’s emphasis and boldness concerning the Gospel!

I hope you don’t mind me asking another question, but I read in your catalogue that SP provides Good News Bibles. This translation leaves out the blood of Christ. The New Testament of the Good News Bible was translated by Dr. Robert G. Bratcher in consultation with a committee appointed by the American Bible Society. The Roman Catholic Church gave official approval of this Bible in 1969.

Bratcher has stated “Only willful ignorance or intellectual dishonesty can account for the claim that the Bible is inerrant and infallible. ‘with respect to the autographs’ is a bit of sophistry, a specious attempt to justify a patent error … No truth-loving, God-respecting, Christ-honoring believer should be guilty of such heresy. To invest the Bible with the qualities of inerrancy and infallibility is to idolatrize it, to transform it into a false God … No one seriously claims that all the words of the Bible are the very words of God. If someone does so it is only because that person is not willing thoroughly to explore its implications … Even words spoken by Jesus in Aramaic in the thirties of the first century and preserved in writing in Greek 35 to 50 years later do not necessarily wield compelling or authentic authority over us today. The locus of scriptural authority is not the words themselves. It is Jesus Christ as THE Word of God who is the authority for us to be and to do.”

Could you please explain why this bloodless Bible is presented to people?

I look forward to hearing from you.

In Him who died and shed His blood for us,

Val Lee

Facts:

Franklin Graham said: “In the early years, up in Boston, the Catholic church got behind my father’s crusade. That was a first. It took back many Protestants. They didn’t know how to handle it. But it set the example. ‘If Billy Graham is willing to work with everybody, then maybe we should too’” (The Indianapolis Star, June 3, 1999).

CNN LARRY KING LIVE

Pope John Paul II Remembered

Aired April 4, 2005 – 21:00   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)
LARRY KING, HOST (voice-over): Tonight, in life, Pope John Paul went to the world. In death, the world comes to him. And the body of the 84-year-old pontiff lies in state in St. Peter’s Basilica. We examine the challenges facing the church he led, and whether his lessons of reconciliation will survive. That’s next, on LARRY KING LIVE.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

KING: We’ll be checking in with guests from Rome on this special edition of LARRY KING LIVE.

Our guests in the United States, in New Haven, are Sister Helen Prejean, the Roman Catholic nun, author of the acclaimed best-seller “Dead Man Walking.” Her newest book is “The Death of Innocence: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Execution.” She has an op-Ed piece today on the pope and death in the “New York Times” titled “Above All Else, Life.”

In Los Angeles, Father Michael Manning, the Roman Catholic priest, Society of the Divine Word, host of “The Word in the World,” and pastor at St. Anthony’s Church in San Bernardino.

In Boone, North Carolina is Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse, president and CEO of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. His father was with us on Saturday. And he’s the son of Billy Graham.

And also in L.A. Is Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, who has had two private audiences with the late Pope John Paul.

Franklin Graham, what did he mean to you, a Protestant?

FRANKLIN GRAHAM, SON OF REV. BILLY GRAHAM, PRES. SAMARITAN’S PURSE: Oh, Larry, he reached out, I think, in a wonderful way. There were so many things that he did. But first of all, there are things that he emphasized that we all agree on as Protestants. He emphasized the cross, and of course, the cross is a symbol of God’s love. The Bible says that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believe in Him shouldn’t perish but have everlasting life.

And he emphasized not only the cross, but the fact that Jesus Christ was the son of a living God who came to this earth to take our sins on the cross, and gave his life and shed his blood on the cross for the sins of all of mankind, and that he was buried and that on the third day God raised him from the grave.

And he talked very clearly, that if we put our faith and trust in Him, that God would forgive us of our sins and cleanse us of our sins. So, as a Protestant, I appreciate these things that he made so clear, and he emphasized so very well, in his ministry all those years. He opened up the doors and I think brought Protestants much closer. We’ve had opportunity to work together in many cities where we’ve held crusades, where we’ve been there to preach. We’ve had the Roman Catholic Church support us in our evangelistic efforts which has been most appreciative. It has been a great cooperation for a number of years because of this man.

Additional on Billy Graham’s stands:

1995, June 2-8. “The European” reported, “DR. GRAHAM SENDS HIS ENQUIRERS INTO ROMAN CATHOLICISM, EASTERN ORTHODOXY, LIBERAL PROTESTANTISM, ETC.” This has been a consistent policy since Billy Graham’s early evangelistic days. “His name and address and a lot of information about him is taken and within 24 hours that is sent to a minister of the church of his choice regardless of denomination” (from an interview with Graham in the “U.S. News and World Report” of August 27, 1954).

The Grahams were members of the liberal supporting Presbyterian Church USA, Montreat Presbyterian Church in North Carolina, and Ruth was an elder in the church till her health prevented her from serving. I do not know if Billy Graham is still able to attend:

Numerous Presbyterians Attend Capitol Ceremony Honoring Billy and Ruth Bell Graham

by Jerry L. Van Marter

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–A number of invited Presbyterians attended the May 2 ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington honoring Billy and Ruth Bell Graham. The world’s most famous Christian evangelist and his wife received the Congressional Gold Medal — “the only thing we’ve voted on unanimously this year,” according to Senator Robert Dole (R-Kan.).

Only 114 Congressional Gold Medals have been awarded in the nation’s history. The first went to George Washington. The Grahams were the third couple so honored, and Billy Graham is only the second minister.

Ruth Bell Graham is the daughter of the late Nelson Bell, a former moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the United States and a missionary for the denomination.

1973: Graham recommended Roman Catholic literature in the ecumenical Key ’73 meetings held across North America; he especially recommended a biography of the Pope John XXIII containing hundreds of pages of devotion to Mary and the Saints, worship of the host (wafer) at the Mass, and his [the Pope’s] trust in the sacraments as the means of salvation. Graham advertised this book as “a classic in devotion” (2/86, The Gospel Standard; Key ’73: Congregational Resource Book).

Graham’s 1974 statement at the International Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland: “I have nothing but the warmest of relations with the World Council of Churches”

1978, January. In an interview given to “McCall’s Magazine” Graham said, “I used to believe that pagans in far off countries were lost going to hell if they did not have the Gospel of Jesus Christ preached to them. I no longer believe that. I believe that there are other ways of recognizing God through nature for instance and plenty of other ways of saying ‘yes’ to God”.

1980, January/February. Alan Cairns recorded that, “DR. GRAHAM HAILS THE POPE AS ‘THE GREATEST RELIGIOUS LEADER OF THE MODERN WORLD.'”

Billy Graham wrote this in a lengthy article in the “Saturday Evening Post” of January/February 1980, referring to John Paul II as “one of the greatest moral and spiritual leaders of this century” and “an evangelist” who “sought to speak to the spiritual hunger of our age in the same way Christians throughout the centuries have spoken to the spiritual yearning of every age– by pointing people to Christ.”

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There was no reply to my last correspondence.

 

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“Ed Stetzer, of Islamic extremism, is transitioning as president of LifeWay Research (an arm of the Southern Baptist Convention) to director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton. His large writing platforms give him a megaphone with which to advance left-leaning causes. Stetzer is a major bridge-builder with Muslim extremists. From a “Pulpit & Pen” post:

Last month, Ed Stetzer spoke at an interfaith gathering with Islamic extremists, including known aiders and abetters of international terrorism. Stetzer provided Southern Baptist-owned Lifeway data to assist the Muslims in “learning how to relate” to evangelicals and how to “build bridges” with other faiths. Speaking with Stetzer at the ironically-themed “Spreading Peace Convocation” was Obama’s spiritual advisor, Joel Hunter, radical sheik Hamsa Yusef, cop-killer supporting Muslim and friend of Anwar Awlaki, Suhaib Webb. Stetzer was paid to hand over the Southern Baptist intellectual property to the Islamic extremists by Islamic globalist organization funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Interfaith Peace Corps and the syncretistic Chrislam organization, Glocal—headed by a baptist pastor.”  (By Jim Fletcher)

http://balfourpost.com/when-southern-baptists-mainstream-islam/

I say, if you do not think the Grahams are on satan’s side and other so-called Christian organizations, think again, please! The church is in apostasy!

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Jeremiah—The Message and Messenger—Part 2—Chapters 17 – 21

For Jeremiah chapters 1-16 click here:

https://vallee7.wordpress.com/category/jeremiah-chapters-1-16/

Chapters 17 -20 below:

Jeremiah Chapter 17

Ugliest Partridge in the world, © Val J. Lee

Ugliest Partridge in the world, © Val J. Lee

The effects of unrepentant sin has a domino effect that simply does not vanish.

The Jews of Jeremiah’s day were not repentant and repercussions lurked everywhere! Any dreamful thought of changing to follow God, and thus receive the blessings of obedience, was a mere mirage in their desert life of deadly drought.

Verse 1 informs us, Judah’s sin was engraved in their hearts, not a surface recognition, but deep embedding. God had recorded their sin with a writing pen of iron, with the “point of a diamond” on their soiled hearts.

An iron pen or stylus with a diamond tip was implemented for writing on clay tablets in this day. This was just one method of data recording. The technique used to document the book of Jeremiah involved the usage of a reed pen applied to a papyrus roll. Jeremiah’s scribe, Baruch, likely used an ink made of a soot mixture. Sturdy leather tablets also served scribes.

The pen Jeremiah mentions is a metaphor to describe how God was convicting their hearts. You can almost feel this diamond stylus digging deeply into the sensitive tissue of the body.

Verse 2 digs extensively into the heart of things by addressing their sacrificed children, offered to the Asherim idols. These precious young ones were burned in massacre-type worship to their false goddesses. Asherim was a their mother goddess or their “queen of heaven.”

We might ask, now how could anyone burn their children in the name of religion? To answer this, one must understand that worshipping idols places people in bondage, a state in which they can no longer distinguish between good and evil. They live in a world of make-believe. Their conscience speaks the active words of murder. Their lying mind says, appease the evil spirits of death to achieve blessings of desire. Though, we know, they are literally sacrificing their little ones to demons. In reality, it is satan telling them to murder. He is the voice of every idol; and the voice of every distorted belief system. He is the one who incites religious bondage that often justifies all sin, including murder. It is his voice behind the saying, “No one has the right to judge you.” He misuses the Scripture to incite licentiousness (no rules). This mentality is condemned throughout the Bible, including in Jeremiah. Jude is another book that exposes the wickedness of people who justify sin in the name of licentiousness. Jesus Christ exposed the evil of sinful compromise in five of the churches addressed in Revelation. They were condemned for not judging sin in the church.

In today’s world, babies are still massacred, arms and legs torn away from the torso for easy removal. A Sopher clamp is the instrument made for this procedure. It is surgical, sharp teeth pliers. It clamps onto a baby’s leg, arm, or head. The abortionist twists a body part with his Sopher until it tears away from the torso. The parts of the precious baby are then placed on a table to see if the entire body corpse lays there in pieces. It is not good to leave a body part behind. Of course, I say this facetiously.

Some babies are stabbed in the head so a sucking device can be inserted. This removes their brains, shrinking the head for easy withdraw.

Young children, in the womb, are also burned to death with saline solution.

One abortion doctor in Texas was known to rip off the heads of babies, with his bare hands, who were born alive.

All this performed in the name of the sexual gods of the new age. This all is part of sensual bondage.

I ask you, if abortion is so wonderful, then why is not explained and shown by the media?

Praise God all sins can be forgiven in Christ Jesus.

Verse 4 reminds the people of Israel that all they possess, befalls from the One who owns the cattle on a thousand hills. Everything we possess is provided by God’s benevolent hand. God gave the land of Israel to the Jews out of His love for them. Since God granted them the power to drive out Israel’s former inhabitants from the land, the Jews did not have to build houses or clear the land for agricultural purposes.

This later generation harbors ingratitude for God’s blessings of land ownership, and now the people are going to lose everything. Giving worshipful thanks to God continually, maintains a grateful heart that receives multiple blessings from the Almighty, including a place to live and food on the table.

When God originally brought the Hebrews to Israel, He allowed them to remove the pagan people. The Canaanites, who were driven from the Promised Land, never gave thanks to the living and true God for all their blessings. And now the Jews are not worshipping God rightly and now they too will be removed from their Holy Land.

The end of verse 4, reminds us how much God hates sin, as His anger “will burn forever.”

Sin is never to be taken lightly; Christ had to die for every filthy sin. When we engage in wrongdoing, it is like slapping our holy God in the face. If we glory in sin, in its actual practice, we are angering the God of righteousness.

Chapter 17 holds two key verses that are quoted often. One is verse 5, “Thus says the LORD, cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the Lord.” This is significantly powerful as this is the downfall of many believers who listen to, and follow wicked mankind and what he artfully produces for deception sake and this includes what is supposedly new. Men want what is new. They run to this and that and say, “This is new,” yet, in a few months, it is not new and something else is new. Silly man has no common sense or righteous wisdom. In the Bible, in Ecclesiastics 1:10, man is ridiculed for getting excited if he notices something that is new when it is not. In America, something very old, like a song, will be re-sung by the latest group of craze, and every young person will think it is new; however, the song is very old. If you tell kids a song they love was a song sung decades ago, they cannot comprehend it. They are offended by such a revelation. They were sure it was new.

The same musical love themes and feelings, may have a new band, a new wild beat, but the basic messages have been told throughout the centuries—Boy meets girl or girl meets boy.

Common sense and wisdom only arise from what is tremendously ancient—the Bible. It provides purifying messages that renew the heart every day.

Our trust must be held in the old Bible, in the LORD God alone, who has always been, who is our complete truth, and who never fails. Our frontal reasoning skills need to be operating continually so we never forsake or compromise truth.

Please remember, frail, contemporary men can never satisfy our needs for immutable truth. I want my eyes turned upon Christ and Him alone, only He is the spotless, holy standard! Failure is men’s destiny apart from Jesus Christ.

Various verses in the Bible warn us concerning men, including Galatians 1:10. Here, we read that it is sinful to please men! And if we are trying to please men, we cannot be loving servants of Christ.

John 2:23-25 informs us of the wisdom Jesus Christ exercised as God. In these verses, people were believing in Him; yet, He would not entrust Himself to anyone for “He knew all men” and “what was in man.” Peter thought Christ could surely trust in him, being he was always faithful in ministry; but Christ, after His arrest, revealed to Peter his folly of denial.

John 12:42-43 addresses the two-faced ways of believers. The Christians referenced here, refused to tell others of their faith. The priority that controlled them was man-pleasing. Therefore, they wouldn’t acknowledge Christ openly. They could not stomach rejection, being cowardly. God reveals, “They loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.” This is true of contemporary believers who feel they must be doing what the world does to gain its approval and acceptance. These types of people would never lay their lives down for the Savior who hates all sin and compromise. However, Christ declares, if we deny Him, He will deny us.

Recently, a famous man rescued a trapped family from a burning truck—the parents and their two children. The family refuses to call the man who rescued them, “a hero.” Originally they were willing! However, they received death threats from the black community that made their whole beings tremble. This led to their complete silence regarding the matter.

Their rescuer is unjustly hated by flash mobs of the black community for protecting his neighborhood from black thieves.

Even churches compromise to please the men who love this wicked world, attempting to get them to walk in church doors, even though the church is to be a fellowship of the body of believers.

Many pastors prepare for a church service, pondering, how can it gratify the unsaved and lukewarm believer? This, rather than, is it all according to Scripture?

Every action of a pastor should be pleasing before holy God, who is calling His church to worship.

It can be a blasphemous thing to have unbelievers singing His praises, taking communion, etc. These people are of the evil one and we have nothing in common with them—2 Corinthians chapter 6—until they truly repent. They have no concept of what they are doing, and it cannot be pleasing before God, whom they are separated from because of their sin.

Yes, people certainly can visit a church to learn how to be saved, but the church service itself is to feed believers for continual growth, not cater to those, who, in no way, shape or form represent the body of Christians. Pastors should not try to involve them in the worship aspect.

I am not advocating pastors should not speak the saving Gospel message at the close of the service. They should! However, there must be some lines drawn. We are not to be one with the world or our community. Remember John didn’t want anyone entering into the house church who did not abide in the teachings of Christ—2 John 9-10.

Community is the “buzz” word in fellowships today. Yet, we are not of this world or our community in a true, spiritual sense. We are called to come out from them. We can never believe we are one with those who do not know Christ; those who speak with worldly terminology, and the world listens to them; 1 John 4:5.

Yes, we do desire to draw them to the Savior and that is part of going out into the world with the Gospel.

And when we reach out to the unsaved, we do not place ourselves above them, as we are simply and humbly saved by grace. Howbeit, God has drawn a deep line of separation that is ignored today.

Verse 6 continues to explain the consequences of trusting in man, acknowledging there is no productive aspect in life when one does. No special blessings arise from the LORD God, only inward emptiness and disillusionment in striving after that which holds no eternal value. Desert waste is all that awaits such a one. God knows if we are striving after the things of this temporary world, He will have to withdraw the blessings of discernment in accordance.

I could write of men’s selfish, pipe-dreams forever; but the point is, trying to achieve in this world by listening to and trusting in sinful man’s godless strategies, never brings everlasting rewards. It simply buries one in a wasteland of despair.

Psalm 118:6-9, serves to enlighten our hearts in respect to, not pleasing and trusting in man. It warns of the futility of placing our confidence in man, rather than God.

Verses 7 and 8, back in Jeremiah, present the simplistic key to all fulfillment—trust God and all blessings will flow.

By obeying and resting in God, a man or woman may not come to gain much materially, but spiritually, all is gained—a life of fulfillment—a life overflowing with the wholesome waters of God. Verse 8 promises, they will resemble a tree planted by the waters, that spreads forth its roots to garner the liquid nourishment. Deadly drought never reaches it. Its leaves remain jade, glistening in dayspring’s illumination. Its glorious display is its ever-bearing, tasteful fruit of holy righteousness.

Those who live wisely, feed upon the Tree of Life—Jesus Christ.

Verses 7 and 8 reiterates Psalm 1, verses 2 and 3.

Verse 9, is the second key verse in this chapter of Jeremiah. This has been quoted forever in time, “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick (or wicked); who can understand it!” Christ taught us the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak—Matthew 26:41. The flesh represents the heart of man that desires all that is evil. This wicked heart is deceptive and will cover-up or justify, hiding the truth … no holy motive exists.

It’s amazing how we, as believers, can justify ourselves when we choose not to obey God’s Word. It all stems from that deceptive heart that desires fleshly gratification.

I have been a believer for a great many years and I suppose I have heard nearly all sins justified by so-called believers, including murder and pedophilia. I have just stood literally in shock by what some, so-called Christians, have stated who attend Bible believing churches. Two of them should have suffered the death penalty or prison.

I personally know my heart is very ill, as God continually shows new areas that I need to make more Christ-like. Nothing in God’s Word is to be rushed over; it is to be prayed over. Praying, “Change me,” in this area or that is a continual plea of mine, as I read through the Scriptures or become convicted by the Holy Spirit throughout the day. I can’t wait to shed this body of sin!

Verse 10, should cause us to walk in all uprightness; God is right here, always searching our heart and mind for our motives in all actions. He gives each of us according to our ways or actions. We all reap what we sow in one way or another. If we sit before some production that represents the world and its ways, we reap the thoughts that tag along after we depart. They return to our mind’s dwelling file, where inserted … difficult to remove.

A young radio pastor explained how he had attended a movie in another town so no one would spot him. He was told the flick was good, but upon leaving, realized his mistake in watching it! It was not edifying and pure. He was bothered and convicted for a week or two following.

As a teen and young person, I listened to rock music, and once and while a tune will come to my mind and I have to check it, cancel it out, and then insert a lovely hymn, prayer, or Bible section to dwell on.

A friend was recently telling me how she’ll start humming something and stop herself suddenly, realizing that it is an old rock song that she does not want running through her mind.

The Partridge

We see the Partridge referred to in verse 11.

It is used as an illustration to teach us reality; God uses a great deal of His creation designing to install wisdom into mankind throughout His Holy Bible.

I shot the header photo, of this lesson, of the ugliest Partridge in the world, in Maui, Hawaii. After photographing it, I couldn’t figure the thing out. I emailed bird experts and received no answer. I emailed someone in Hawaii, but they were identity-clueless. However, they were most gracious and kind and held a desire to assist.

Not until I saw the flanks of a beautiful Partridge did I define the species (I hope). I do not know what happened to this species that was stationed around the Haleakia volcano area of Maui. (Photo below)

focused Haleakala low

Maui, Hawaii Volcano area, Haleakala, © Val J. Lee

I don’t believe these birds survived an eruption.

This bird may be molting (exchanging feathers—old for new), but still, it is the ugliest molter I have ever witnessed. It is definitely of the Galliformes or fowl family that includes the Partridge.

Now, there is another bird of the poultry family called a Guin and it too is ugly, though not quite as hideous as the bird in the photo. It is slightly similar. It is a hybrid of a chicken and guinea fowl.

The Partridge family consists of many different species, all masterly crafted by our Creator.

The Partridge is native to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. A few of these Old World birds were introduced to America in the 1920s to delight hunters with their tasty meat. Currently, they are hunted for food provision in various states.

God is gracious to create fowl meat and eggs for men’s tummies. The Partridge eggs can be consumed like chicken eggs. They are smaller than chicken eggs and supply a milder flavor.

The Partridge is a ground bird that rarely flies. When it does, it mostly navigates in low, flyer mode. Its cousin, the Chicken, owns a slower, throttle, soar speed, compared to many birds. Chickens are not talented in the realm of distant flight. They can fly into trees and roost there. It is simply about flapping the wings and moving about, lift off is not too exciting, just 4 to 10 feet into the air. With the Partridge, it can navigate perfectly straight, and exhort soaring abilities when the need arises. It flies like a non-poultry bird.

Partridges are able to walk with ease on tree and bush branches.

The main cry of this ave is a clear whistle.

These cute birds mate for life, being monogamous by God’s design. The female prepares a nest composed of grasses on the ground or on a low surface. They are noted for their large grass nests.

Mom hen lays ten to eighteen eggs. The father may assist in the incubation and hatching process. The hatched young will follow their parents until mature.

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God informs us in verse 11 of the Partridge’s desire. Most likely this references the Sand or Stone Partridge of Israel that lays five to seven eggs. Fantastic Sand Partridge video by Lironziv:

The LORD has imparted in the Partridge family, a shady heart! The hunted Partridge will hatch the eggs of other bird species. The female will snatch eggs; this according to ornithology facts of observance. And this what God is referring to in this verse.

Birding info quote: “The many eggs that Partridges are commonly found hatching do not all belong to the Partridges. The animal normally lays between six and twelve eggs. There has been evidence indicating that the bird can be an intrusive bird in that it steals other bird eggs.”

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Now some birds will willingly place their eggs in bird nests (hosts’ nests) for other moms to raise. The female Cuckoo Bird is known to place her eggs in other nests. She would never think to be domestic and build her own nest. She will eat the eggs of other birds and then place her egg substitutes in the nests of tender-hearted mother birds (who know how to count), ensuring they will be receiving pampering care. If she were to place some of her eggs in a Partridge nest, that always lays out a welcome mat for other eggs, they would be gleefully hatched by the Partridge. But these foreign young will abandon the Partridge as soon as possible to be with its own wild kind. This, of course, would break the heart of Mom Partridge who will steal eggs and welcomes intruder eggs, only to be disappointed.
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This all appears bizarre! And this is what God is getting at, the oddity or foolishness of the thing—birds stealing eggs from fellow fowl and reaping the consequence of a broken heart when reality strikes …. the orphans not wanting anything to do with their adoptive parents after they have nurtured them. God has created animals to dwell with their own kind.

Bird hearts do break. I observed a mother duck morn deeply when her young chick was eaten by a predator. She swam around crying, as if she was going to go insane with grief. A Canada Goose, with a tender heart, tried to befriend her and swam beside her in an attempt to comfort.

God explains in the book of Job that He manufactures some animals to simply make us laugh. Others, He creates to teach our minds wisdom, as with the greedy Partridge. Greed never pays. God makes sure there are hefty consequences to such actions.

Aves that leave their young, by means of easy disposal in other nests, can teach human mothers how not to treat their sweet infants. Placing children in daycare centers for easy disposal—to avoid having to grab the time to train them in the righteous way they should mature—is unkind and insensitive. If properly disciplined, including spankings for misbehavior and rebellion, children rightly bless the home with their presence.

A few human parents, who hold no love for their young, will abandon them altogether. They want to do their own thing without any kids tagging along. This was a case for several children who were permanently dropped off at a local children’s home because the parents wanted to travel to an exotic place.

I knew a mother who permanently abandoned her beautiful, two young daughters so she could have fun on the town.

Verse 11, testifies to the fact, God will not bless the greedy heart of man that obtains riches without working to gain them. He does not bless unjust gain or lazy gain.

I can think of certain ones who divorce, believing they can achieve riches by finding a more desirable mate who walks around with a big wad of money in their pocket.

Their heart is black as coal. They do not care if they have a faithful mate when their heart turns to greed, vain imaginings and action. Right after filing for divorce, the sly plotter will rob the home. Of course, they do this when their unsuspecting spouse is gone for a period of time, knowing they can take what they want, everything being in both names.

I knew two women who suffered such an offense. They were left with little, being nothing could be done; legalities shut the door on them.

Of course, the mate who robs, has hired a heartless lawyer who implements the dishonest ways of the legal system to swindle most everything in the divorce process.

The scheme continues as the vile, divorcing conspirator attempts to find a rich, well-to-do substitute. However, I have never seen this succeed. Their wickedly laid strategies eventually produce a desert waste, as stated in verse 6.

Years ago my husband, Al, when a correctional administrative lieutenant at a prison, was dealing with an inmate offender, a con man, who was infamous for being a polygamist, accumulating rich women as wives and then stealing much of what they possessed. His strange obsession incited him to court those women who were recently widowed, hurting, and well-to-do. He would lay the tenderest, comforting lines on them to apprehend. Maneuvering his various wives eventually upset the cart in more ways than one. Who could balance such a thing for long in conniving stealth? One by one a wife would discover another wife.

This incarcerated polygamist would write tender letters to unsuspecting widows to snag money from them while in prison. Being behind bars for polygamy didn’t deter him one bit!

He deceived one lady using the inmate phone, to get her money.

Al explained to her his indictment, but it was still a laborious task for him to get it through her head. She had bought all the swindling lines, had fallen in love with him, and would not believe the truth. She would not cooperate, though she was being financially swindled by a prisoner.

This con was eventually released from prison and he returned to quick cash scheming through polygamy plotting, thinking the second time would spin the wheel of success. Well, I don’t mean to surprise you, but he did get caught again, this time being wanted in several states.

Though lasting success always eluded him, the dough prospect kept him running to the next widow. God often intervenes in the legal process so unjust fortunes sink into desert sands.
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The lottery promise also leads to desert waste. Many gamble away the money needed to sustain a family in hopes of snaring the 12 million dollar jackpot of fast and easy money. They are sure the next ticket will lead to bars of gold.

Of course, there are a few winners, though the vast majority never secure a dime.

One of the few lottery winners did move to a neighborhood adjacent to ours, where a dream home was built. To the person’s misfortune, everything was lost, due to poor planning and just spending—spending.

The Lottery victimizes countless people from all sectors of society. Though of course, they are not without sin! These deceived ones lust after green bucks and its all about satisfying their avarice hands. Some people go beyond the lottery, placing themselves in bondage to slot machines and racing.

Lottery and Gambling Facts:

(Edited and condensed from an article addressing gambling, by George Caylor.)

If you take all the members of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines, there are six times that many young people addicted to gambling!

Where video poker is legal, players are losing their pension money, their homes, and their savings. In every town where gambling becomes legal, pawn-shops abound, crime increases, suicide is usual, and neighborhoods go down the tubes.

If you win the lottery, what besides money do you win?

Let me tell you of a personal experience. Three years ago, my Philadelphia client Steve came into my office and told me—six months ago, his brother Bob won a State Lottery for $5 million!”

“Well, it’s not $5 million in cash, but an annual income of about $180,000 per year after taxes. And Bob doesn’t have anything to invest.”

“How does he not have anything left?!”

“Let me tell you the whole story. Before Bob won the lottery, he was healthy, ran marathons, had a wonderful wife, three sweet boys and a good job. Everything’s changed.”

“After the win, Bob became such a jerk at work that they fired him. He made new friends who were cocaine users. He stopped running marathons. He became such a jerk at home, that his wife left him and took the boys with her.

And if Bob leaves his house, there are hoodlums driving up and down his street ready to break Bob’s legs. He hasn’t been paying his gambling bills, and the annual lottery annuity doesn’t cover them.”

Last February Steve was back in my office. My first question was “Has Bob recovered?”

Steve looked down: “I was Bob’s executor after he shot himself Christmas day.”

Final game tally – Bob lost his life. Before he “won the game,” Bob had everything a man could want, he had won life’s many blessings. The effects of winning that lottery cost him everything a man can lose.

After that episode, I did some research on lottery winners and discovered that Bob was no exception to the rule.

Most are stone-broke within three years, many are dead. It’s as if the lottery check comes with a contract that states, “I hereby relinquish all.”

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Of course, examples of this truth, exposed by God, could go on and on. The point is, trying to achieve in this world by listening to sinful man and trusting in him, never builds everlasting rewards. Becoming rich and successful outside of God’s plan of placing Christ and others first, can be deadly.

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Praise is set forth in verse 13, returning to Jeremiah, worship offered to God, the only hope for Israel. This holy, uplifted acclaim to God is undefiled and perfect in truth. Second John emphasizes that we only walk in the truths of the Bible, and reject all other teachings, and all teachers who would teach contrariwise. We learn in this little book that if we abide in the doctrines of Christ, that we have both the Father and the Son.

The Scriptures proclaim, truth is everything. God’s Word of wisdom is always “real time,” it is for every moment in every person’s life.

There are grave consequences set on men who teach anything or write anything contrary.

Jeremiah only wrote what was correct in the eye of the LORD God, as did all Bible authors.

We also note in verse 13, that the names of those who forsake God, will be “written down.”

Revelation 20:11-13 reveals the lasting truth of this—a day is looming when the books will be open and everyone judged according to their deeds.

Matthew 12:36-37 severely warns that every careless word that people speak, they shall give accounting for in the Day of Judgment.

We, as believers, will have our works tested by the fire of God; 1 Corinthians 3:12f. It will be a test of motive and action, not according to a popularity chart.

Turning back to Jeremiah, God’s curse is pronounced for disobedience, for forsaking the LORD, “The Fountain of Living Waters.” When men act according to what is right in their own eyes, they forsake “The Fountain of Living Waters.”

We know Jesus Christ is the living water, who arrived in the flesh of man, John 1:14, disclosing the relevancy of this verse. Christ came and made completely real the attributes of God that were recorded in the Old Testament. In John chapter 4, Christ told the woman at the well, that He was the living water and He is the water of eternal life. In John 7:37-38, we further note, Christ is the living water who truly satisfies spiritual thirst. (See also Revelation 7:17 that reassures true believers that Christ, who leads us to living fountains, will wipe away the tears from our eyes in heaven.)

We are wholly privileged to be living in New Testament times; whereby, we more fully understand these attributes that have been displayed before us in the person of Christ.

Moving into verse 14, we read of God’s healing attribute. Christ came to earth and healed many and is still doing so today. Jeremiah recognized only true healing could come from God, and that being spiritual healing as well. It is a blessed thing to pray for prospering health for fellow, true believers, as we note in 3 John verse 2.

We are assured in this Jeremiah verse, that God is Savior! Jeremiah sought him as Savior requesting, “Save me and I will be saved.”

Christ died on the tree of crucifixion to save man from his sin. He also saved Jeremiah from the sins he committed on the earth. We know no one lived a sinless life and Jeremiah cries out for God’s redemption in this book.

Persecution is what we witness in verse 15. The wicked Jews ask Jeremiah sarcastically, “Where is the Word of the LORD? Let us see it now!” This is a prevision to what Christ endured from sinful men when He came to the earth. Men wanted Christ to display many miracles to prove He was God. He presented countless miracles, but wicked men still would not believe and demanded more. The hearts of the Jews held the same hardness as the Jews in Jeremiah’s day.

It is despairing that these Jews, whom Jeremiah loves and wants to preserve, hate him so. They are daring him with, if the calamity is to come to pass, as you say, then bring it on!

Tenderness counteracted this cruel, sarcastic verbiage. Jeremiah replied with, he didn’t look forward to this day of judgment, knowing his heart was full of concern. It was full of concern for them.

We can see this attitude displayed today with those who stand on the Bible and want to warn others to live pure lifestyles to assure blessings. Pure Christians do not want people entering into promiscuous relationships that may produce the deadly disease of AIDS. And they do not want people suffering with other sexual diseases so they encourage abstinence till marriage.

Suicide is prominent among those who engage in the lifestyle of death and those who become bound in other types of promiscuity.

The facts: “Each year, one out of every three gay, lesbian or bisexual students in the San Francisco Unified School District reportedly, attempts suicide. For transgender students, that number jumps to nearly one in two.”

Promiscuous sex leads to suicide among our young: “Sexually active girls are nearly three times more likely to attempt suicide than girls who are pure.”

“Sexually active teenage boys are eight times more likely to attempt suicide than boys who are pure.”

Why not warn against following the crowd in sinful activity that produces guilt, bondage, depression, diseases, and death? This is part of loving one another.

Why should this exposure cause people to be persecuted? It is because today’s culture is all about death and destruction, not loving one another as oneself.

People who stand for purity and oppose homosexuality in the military are being persecuted and are being asked to resign in the name of homophobia and intolerance. They are cruelly being told they cannot stand with the natural family and purity until marriage. Our presidential administration sees the Biblical stand as illegal and worthy of just punishment.

In London, not long ago, a pastor was arrested who was warning, in a caring manner, of the earthly and eternal consequences of the lifestyle of death so repentance might take place unto salvation for those who listened. The hate that was cast upon him led to him being arrested by the bobbies.

At various times, we need to be reassured that the LORD is upholding our hands … our being; Isaiah 41:13. Continually reaching heavenward can maintain our alertness to His presence felt in every peril of persecution.

We carry with us the privilege of being able to cry out our hearts to God at anytime. We can request God to encourage us with His steadfast and everlasting love. We can intercede for His guidance and strength when our pain is immense. The Bible commands that we pray without ceasing. We can continually talk to the LORD about our hurts, temptations and disappointments in unceasing fellowship. He is able to restore us and grant us peace and deliverance. He never grows tired of restoring our souls.

Jeremiah needed God’s assurances for standing on holy righteousness, while warning the people of their sin. He stood alone, therefore he perpetually needed God’s love and strength placed upon him. He required renewal admist rejection and sarcasm.

Jeremiah moves toward faith restoration in this prayerful setting of desperation and terror. He must be reassured that God is by His side. Jeremiah speaks to the LORD, as to a nearby friend.

In the first line of verse 16, Jeremiah reminds God, in his time of despairing, that he has been a shepherd to these people. He has been their spiritual instructor who has taught them the ways of God.

(Godly men can represent God as His teaching shepherds, as did Jeremiah in times of old. If you turn to John 21:15-17, you will note that Jesus is exhorting Peter to be a shepherd to God’s followers. He is to instruct, love and nurture believers in the ways and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Shepherds, also called pastors or elders, are those who watch over the believing flock or church without being dictatorial; 1 Peter 5:2-3. This can involve a multitude of responsibilities which are explained in Timothy, Titus, Ephesians chapter 4, etc.)

Continuing further in verse 16, Jeremiah informs God of his obedience and dedication in this time of dread. He almost seems to be on the verge of panic in verse 17. His enemies are encompassed about. How many of us have been here? I certainly have.

With a positive, inserted note, we are reassured that God is Jeremiah’s refuge. God is his “hope in the day of evil.” The LORD God is a refuge to all believers who dwell in the fire of persecution. In America, we do not feel the persecution as those in other countries who have to depend upon Christ to shelter them every minute.

It has been reported that the unregistered churches of China surpass the Bible churches in America. There are possibly over 100 million born again believers in this Chinese land of little freedom, who are all regarded as criminals for loving the LORD Jesus Christ.

Christians in many nations are imprisoned or murdered for their faith; this is especially true in Muslim lands where beheading Christians is commonplace.

In verse 18, Jeremiah calls for the Jews’ destruction. He is not feeling love for his enemies here, but wants their evil intentions extinguished by the hand of God and soon. He wants righteousness to triumph over evil. He also acknowledges, all vengeance belongs to the Lord.

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Continuing on course, we begin a new section in verse 19. Jeremiah is again called to open-air evangelism. This bold preacher is to stand in the public gate proclaiming God’s Words. Jeremiah was to go where these unredeemed ones gathered, just as present day evangelists are to present the Gospel where the unsaved dwell. Jeremiah is to speak in the public gates of Jerusalem where people went about their business.

We read here that this is no “tickle your ears” type message. All The exhortations spoken through Jeremiah actually flow from the mouth of God, who plays no fun games with His Jewish creation.

This is another heavy-duty sermon, sin exposure. An exhortation that calls out to the Hebrews to abandon their greed.

God commands that they cast their business aside on the Sabbath, and simply worship Him with no desire for lucrative profit. God is addressing everyone, from the lowly in status to the kings of Judah.

Turning this today-ward, we witness the church desiring to appease the selfish, self-centered community that surrounds us. The church believes it must make everyone feel they are still attached to the local mall when in church. Therefore, fellowships now sell things, including food and drink, to please the materialistic man who loves to spend money at every turn.

Some churches even have small coffee restaurants. One church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has a regular restaurant.

Various churches engage in raffles, selling crafts, church stocks … you just name it … simply to please and gratify the flesh that craves shopping and never wants to stop. Leaders attempt to make it look spiritual, stating it is for the financial profit of the church.

The only example of giving that is true to the Word, is believers placing money in an offertory and not being coerced into it through having an item of desire flashed before them in church to entice them to remove some cash from their pocketbook.

In the days of the temple, the Jews also placed money in a box, as viewed with the poor widow who gave all she had. She gave more than the richest of men, because she gave from her heart that held a true love for God.

Years ago, most all businesses were closed on Sunday in respect to the day of worship. I am old enough to remember. Now, anything goes in our churches and society. Though we are grateful for those businesses that display the closed sign in the window.

The disrespect we view today for worship, must make our Savior weep.

Turning back to Jeremiah, viewing verses 25-26, God makes a promise, informing the Jews that if they repent from selling on the Sabbath, then He will bless the city of Jerusalem forever. He states kings and princes will come riding on horses and chariots through the gates of the city. Further, offerings and sacrifices will be brought to the House of the LORD from areas outside of Jerusalem.

Now, we know, this great day of obedience did not come to pass. The southern kingdom refused to repent. Obedience will surface one day; God will mightily bless Jerusalem for obedience. It will transpire in a most glorious way, during the millennial reign of Christ.

Turning to Nehemiah 13:15-18, will assist in understanding God’s heart. In this passage, God is exposing, through Nehemiah, that the Jews, who have returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity, have returned to their ancestral, sinful ways. They are engaging in the fleshly desire for wealth and prestige, and are buying and selling on the Sabbath to accomplish this. They want money exchanged every day of the year to please their piggish eyes. They cannot even set aside one day a week for Almighty God who provides all their necessities.

This is a history lesson of condemnation. Nehemiah is sharply preaching to the Jewish people—having descended from the Jews who lived in Jeremiah’s day. Nehemiah is discoursing on pre-captivity activities, referencing the sins that leveled Jerusalem, because there was no desire to put aside the ways of the world to worship the LORD.

Now, these returned ones are again engaging in the same dealings that landed their grandparents in exodus. Nehemiah exposes the calamity that befell their ancestors through the Babylon invasion for a present day warning.

Jesus physically revealed His anger with the Jews in the same vein centuries later. They were once again engaging in business, in and around the temple. They were carrying merchandise through it—Mark 11:16. Jesus used force to vent His dissatisfaction with the people.

God’s anger is unleashed in verse 27, in Jeremiah, letting it be known a fire will be kindled in the gates, in all Jerusalem, and it will not be quenched if the buying and selling on the Sabbath continues.

When we arrive at chapter 52, we will view the fulfillment of these verses, when Jerusalem, including the temple, are razed.

What might God be thinking when observing the wayward ways of His children in our era? He must surely be angered at the lack of respect for holiness in the church realm, including the handling of money.

Though everyone suffers the consequences of all disrespect for houses of worship, many are blind to the belittling and casting aside of unadulterated worship. Contemporary-ism father’s the modern methodology of new perspectives of new attitudes of tolerance. And now neo-orthodoxy is riding in on the coattails of these new perspectives, which simply humanizes Christianity into “anything goes.” It refuses to take Scripture literally.

Its sneaky promoters use the most sacred language to deceive, but they mean the opposite of their words. If you listen with discernment for an extended period, you understand they truly do not take Scriptural disobedience seriously or its preordained, eternal consequences. They take Christianity and turn it into a confusing mess leading many to hell’s fire. Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer are a couple of the fathers of this diabolical heresy. These are the same types of heresies that were neo-orthodox in Jeremiah’s day. There is nothing new in the way of liberal theology or compromise. The word “compromise,” of course, is too simplified and too pointed for the theological elite who must dress it up with impressive language of theology that leads to the writing of endless books and articles to justify everything in two-faced wordiness.

What is our out? The straight and narrow path that never changes. Yes, the heritage of the Scriptures that never falters. This is the heritage passed down to us by God for our blessed good.

In His truths,
Val Lee

Jeremiah Chapter 18

Pottery © Val J. Lee

© Val J. Lee

 
May we be vessels fit for the LORD’s use! 

This chapter begins with God telling Jeremiah to go to the potter’s house and there He would announce His Words to him. In verse 2, Jeremiah heeds the command and travels to a potter’s house to watch the artisan spin and work his hands over the wet, formable clay. Jeremiah closely observes the steps of the thrower’s creation.

Unfortunately, the forming piece on the wheel becomes unpliable and spoiled (like Israel). In spite of this, the potter simply refashions the vessel on the wheel; one with green strength (pottery term meaning durable) and formed to the satisfaction of the potter; verse 4. And, no doubt, to the delight of Jeremiah.

Isaiah 64:8 declares, “But now, oh LORD, you are our Father, we are the clay, and thou the potter; and we are the work of your hands.”

It is quite the education to observe crafty people produce clay works before your eyes.

Our son, Joshua, has a potter’s wheel and I have often witnessed the clay spoiled and cast away—becoming completely unusable. He has formed many unique and splendid vessels; yet, they are usually fashioned after some disappointments with mushy clay that did not always yield to his will.

God uses this visual illustration to reveal He is the ultimate potter of Israel; the nation is in His forming hands, just as we are. He, being the ultimate molder, is free to destroy the clay or dust which He composed. And God is kindly mindful that we are but dust; 103:14. He rules over all the human clay of the earth, and His ultimate purposes will always be performed over the will of rebellious clay.

Yes, the human pot can plead his or her case, but the ultimate decision concerning the vessel, is determined by God; no other.

Romans chapter 9, more fully explains this; specifically verses 20-21. God manufactures vessels for honorable and dishonorable use and we have no right to question Him in these actions. Moreover, we have no right to ask of God, why He formed us the way He did. A person deformed is not to question, “Why is this?” We have no right to question Him about any of His creation. He did not choose to make everyone gorgeous, intelligent and wealthy. Thank goodness! How in the world could we learn to truly reveal love and charity if everyone was perfect in every way to behold?

Back in Jeremiah, verses 6-11, we read of the reigning supremacy of God. He has every right to do as He chooses with His people. Judah was being held and configured by the Creator of all. Within this text, strong, authoritative; yet loving language assails us … He will allow no mere men to argue with Him! Men can repent and be saved, but sinful men cannot attack the God of true justice. Due to the LORD’s overruling authority, He can destroy any nation at will and He will do so to Israel.

These verses appear to reiterate the truths found in Isaiah 40:12f, which explain how God establishes nations and rulers, and then destroys them at will.

Verse 8, in Jeremiah, addresses God being willing to withdraw evil if a wayward nation renounces its evil deeds. This is exactly what happened with Nineveh and this was a Gentile city. God is kind, availing graciousness to any who choose to repent. And He supplies opportunities, leaving men without excuses.

Included here is God’s desire to bless nations, but when they turn from Him; He recants on His good intentions. Of course, this occurs with individuals as well. God informed David, He held many blessings for him, but because he sinned with Bathsheba, they were withdrawn; 2 Samuel 12:8f.

In verse 11 of Jeremiah, God announces He “will frame evil against Israel” unless she repents and turns to “good.” Jeremiah is told to convey this message to the Jews. God is not sneaky or stealthy. He has nothing to hide. He has no shady agendas or secret messages. No one has to obtain to a certain level of maturity to find a certain truth in the Bible. It is all there, laid bare, for all to read and learn.

Some false cults claim you can achieve certain spiritual, enlightenment levels if you strive to meet their goals or demands; whereby, you can receive special messages from religious leaders. This is how they can enslave followers to do their bidding, even sexual compliance. This is the way of satan who is not about being forthright in all things. He is the deceiver and father of lies.

God exposes excuses in verse 12 for disobedience, knowing the people were languishing and saying, “It’s hopeless.” It’s like believers negatively stating today, “The Word of God is too hard to follow, who can do it? God knows we can’t obey everything.”

No one can incite such excuses before God and get away with it. God reveals the truth when He asserts they are acting according to the stubbornness of their evil hearts. When it comes to ignoring the Word of God, that is exactly what it is—STUBBORNNESS!

Today believers want to explain sin away with, “Oh they just need counseling.” Or, “Their parents were the same way; simply a family weakness.” On and on run the excuses of sinful, vile, and proud man.
God knows better and so do wise people who know their Bible, which teaches man is a sinner from birth.

Truth relays, all need to repent and be washed in Christ’s blood of righteousness. Christians adamantly must call sin … sin.

Personally, I know of no Christian counselors who call for humble repentance. Nor none who will take people through the Bible, and with it, explain how they must turn away from all that is contrary to it … including a stubborn heart that is bent to do whatever gets it high.

God will not let any “me” type person to get away with anything. He will always lay bear the fact they want to sin, they want the pleasure, they want to live out their vile dreams of performing every wicked thing, because “It is all about me.”

The “virgin of Israel” appears in verse 13. How startling that God will even use such a phrase at this point of Israeli backsliding. But this was what the potter designed Israel to be; to be set apart for God and Him alone. No distractions; no alluring idols of gold.

They were to be betrothed to God solely, to never wander to another.

True believers belong to Jesus Christ and Him alone. Divorcing Him or being unfaithful should never be planted in our minds; just as the word “divorce” should never enter the conservation of a married couple.

Our fellowship relationship is akin to marriage. When a couple vows faithfulness “till death do part,” and then one leaves to choose another or others, they are in sin.

This verse is a slap in the face to the pompous Jews, for they are told, even the heathen or godless peoples know what Israel is doing is wrong. Yes, the unsaved often know better, how believers should act than they know themselves. Many unsaved are turned off to God, because so-called Christians continually cast a bad light on themselves through godless actions.

So-called Christians with evil intentions will lie and say, conform to society so you can attract the unsaved. Act according to societal prerequisites. This is one of the biggest fibs of satan. God commands, do not touch what is unclean and do not love this world. Its ways are to be a despicable thing in our eyes.

We cannot go through the New Testament and that which applies to us from the Old, and respond with, I do not need to conform to this, it’s old fashioned. I will be made fun of if I obey, even in a church situation. If we think this, we must ask who then is our strength and power? Christians are not called to be cowards.

Poetic beauty is composed in verse 14, referring to Mount Lebanon in the North, a range bathed in God’s snow and once covered in cedars. Presently, Lebanon snow is used for skiing and snowboarding on its 42 slopes. Hiking is relished … climbers trudge through the snow and over rough terrain; whereby, they are rewarded with vistas, waterfalls, and the Mediterranean Sea.

God inquires, would one abandon this plush area of splendor; by which, spring, melted snow cascades down the plateaus to feed the valley fields? Well, leaving and abandoning God, who created the Lebanon Mountains, which harvests agricultural blessings, is foolish. He, the Creator of all that is good, is the same one who has bestowed countless blessings to the Jewish people. How blinded can one be?

Unveiling the pain God is experiencing is directed to us in verse 15, and expressed in these words, “For my people have forgotten me!” He has been cast aside like an old pair of sandals. We too hurt God’s heart through our selfish actions.

The following phrase reads, “They have stumbled from their ways, from the ancient paths, to walk in bypaths—NOT ON A STRAIGHT HIGHWAY.”

I don’t mind being thought of as an old-fashioned prude by fellow believers, because I want to stay on the ancient paths of an old-fashioned, prudish God. It is a path that actually is a highway, which never bends nor leads one to speak, “I’m confused.” No one who journeys on the old-fashioned paths of God can end up confused. It is the tried and true highway.

Now, it must be admitted, there are those who claim to travel the old fashioned road and look it; yet, they hide an inner, sinful life. This is because they have an outward form of godliness or appearance; and not a genuine heart containing holiness. (2 Timothy 3:5)

When a sinful lifestyle is exposed in those who appear externally righteous, it can turn people away from the true paths of Scripture, and a righteous, separated appearance. This eventuates to a path of liberalism, hating all that even resembles separation from this world. Yes, this is most sad. I have seen it, and no doubt you have too.

When David sinned, he caused people to mock God; and God condemned David’s lost witness, making him pay grievously; 2 Samuel 12:13-14.

Our eyes can only be on God who is all righteousness, and never men who have a fallen nature that deceives. If our eyes are placed on Christians, we will be disappointed. So-called famed Christians appear to be falling frequently into sin these days. One noticeable thing that often gives them away is a proud look; they noticeably glory in their notability.

I say it is better to be a nobody, where no limelight of fame bothers to glow. If you abide only in Scripture, you usually never have to worry about fighting the pride of the renowned. Paul the apostle wrote he was a nobody and he preferred it that way.

When we wonder from the King’s highway, we end up like the people referred to in Ephesians 4:14, who are tossed here and there by waves, carried by every wind of doctrine.

Back in Jeremiah, verse 16, we learn the nations that surround Israel are going to make fun of God’s people; they are going to hiss and shake their heads, because the Jews have abandoned their God. Their showy, outward, religious appearance will melt, displaying in full view, their hidden, ugly hearts.

“I will show them my back and not my face,” says God. What a sign of broken fellowship; verse 17. This is an easy mind picture—an indication of detachment, and moving away from a relationship.

Abraham Lincoln wisely explained, “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, but part with him when he goes wrong.”

This represents the ways of God and the way we should live; not desiring to be corrupted by bad company, including those who don’t walk in the truth, nor do not promote chaste ways of living.

At times a believer will waver, resulting in us having to loosen our grip on their hand. Jesus had to let go of Judas’ hand when he raised his heel against Him—Psalm 41:9 and John 13:18. It is nice to know God holds the hands of true believers—Isaiah 41:13 and Psalm 73:23.

When people move from the truth, we know we cannot remain close to them. You no longer walk together as one in Christ. When Christians, even pastors, begin to state things contrary to the Word, it is a danger sign, and we must take note and say something. If they refuse to respond to truth, we must depart.

When you begin to hear things that are not in perfect synchronization with the Holy Scriptures, something must be done so you are protected. You do not want to become deceived as well. Lucifer would always like to take more than one.

Verse 18 makes it obvious that everyone hates Jeremiah for being such a wet blanket. He just won’t get into the swing of things. Fortunately, during these times, we have always witnessed Jeremiah run to the only One who holds the answers—this being the LORD God. Jeremiah uses God as his sounding board while in fear and trembling. God continually offered Himself to Jeremiah and He offers Himself to us. The LORD is always there for His children who are walking with Him and who require His assistance. He grants peace, hope and love in every troubling circumstance of life.

Through it all, Jeremiah is learning endurance—an invaluable attribute. He is acquiring it through the hostility poured upon him. Though, be warned, he hasn’t seen anything yet!

What more perfects us in endurance but our trials? (James chapter 1) Jeremiah is being raised to higher ground; the foundation of perfection in persecution!

Does Jeremiah see this? I do not believe so.

The Jews were verbally making fun of Jeremiah with insolent tongues of despisement; in essence asking, what difference does it make if we slash him with our tongues? We will still have our priests, sages, and prophets who are on our side.

They could not recognize they were directing their useless guns of ridicule toward a man who would not reroute to please his fellow Jews and family.

Christ too was stricken with tongues, recounted in Matthew 27:39-44, while He suffered and bled on the tree of crucifixion. Those who despised His righteous teachings held the same revengeful loathing; they even wagged their heads at Him. They insulted the innocent One fiercely with cutting bites of verbal abuse. And we know every hour of every day He is still being cursed by men.

Christ was left alone to suffer for all mankind. Even His heavenly Father had to turn away when all our sins fell upon His holy Son. Christ was forsaken of men and by His heavenly Father that we might be saved.

Jeremiah was abandoned and mistreated by men; yet, God never deserted him; verse 19. His sins too would be paid for him later at Calvary. No one, including Jeremiah, had to suffer as Christ suffered, being totally abandoned, beaten and scarred beyond comprehension.

Jeremiah knows of the dirty, little plot set against him. The ruthless Jewish community has dug a pit for his soul; and it is awaiting his arrival. They have pre-laid the snares for his steps.

Jeremiah calls out for God to rescue him. He pleads for God’s protection by reminding God of his faithfulness in obedience.

As of yet, Jeremiah has not resisted to the place of shedding of blood; Hebrews 12:4. But he is still concerned about tomorrow, knowing religious authorities wait for him to claim his blood. Religious authorities also waited in conspiracy to claim Christ’s blood, eventually getting what they wanted, not knowing it was all part of God’s miraculous plan. But God never allowed murderous plans to completely pan out regarding Jeremiah. Of course, Jeremiah was not the Savior and God of the world!

Christ calls us to pick up our tree and follow Him, which literally means to walk a road that can lead to painful death. We are to be willing to do as He did for us. The stake of crucifixion meant demise, a death of torment. We should not be unwilling to die for our Lord and His truth.

In North Korea, in the 1950s, Pastor Kim and his 27 member congregation were asked to deny Christ or die. They refused. A commanding, communist officer ordered four children to be hung. When his subordinates put the nooses around their small necks, the believers were once again asked to deny Christ. They still would not! The believers told the children, “We will soon see you in heaven.” The children then departed to their heavenly home.

This officer, with no heart, furthered his murdering agenda, ordering a steamroller. He forced the Christians to lie on the ground in its path. As the engine revved, they were provided with one last chance to recant their faith in the Savior.

As the steamroller began to inch forward the Christians began to sing, “More love to Thee, Oh Christ … then shall my latest breath whisper Thy praise, This be my parting cry my heart shall raise; More love, O Christ, to Thee,” continuing until their bodies were crushed under the pressure of massive rollers.

Christ provides the strength and power for His solid children to stand for Him in the midst of persecution. God faithfully lifted Jeremiah from the jaws of fear to carry on the message of salvation. God promised to preserve Jeremiah from the beginning; however, the moment to moment hatred reality, caused Jeremiah to want this assurance reenforced as needed.

Jeremiah requests God’s vengeance to fall on the malice-filled Jews; verse 21. Jeremiah, personally, would never lift a hand against his enemies.

In verse 23, Jeremiah speaks of the omniscience (all-knowing ways) of God in an example prayer of faith, knowledge, and intimacy with God. When we know God, we can tell Him all that is in our hearts, including our fears. We can reverently beseech Him every moment in total honesty and reality. This includes with temptation, explaining to God plainly what it is, how it makes us weak, how it bothers our heart, and how we want it removed.

Jeremiah knows God sees all and knows all, including the heart and thoughts within evil plotting to snag the innocent. This revealing a glimmer of faith in Jeremiah, even as he speaks of the pit they dug and the snare they set. Without the LORD, he stood absolutely alone. There could not possibly be a police rescue on this day and in this age. And consider the fact, the corrupt religious government views him as a criminal worthy of pogrom. Here is a civilized land; yet, personal religious rights are void for Jeremiah.

In the next phrase, Jeremiah asks for God not to forgive these people. Jeremiah did not know his coming Messiah would ask forgiveness for those who orchestrated His execution. Jeremiah, as we know, is a type of Christ when it comes to a righteous man suffering for the holy ways of God.

There is coming a retribution cry, when believers in Christ will request justice regarding those who persecute them unto death. In Revelation 6:9-10, believers, who have given their lives for the Gospel, cry out for the blood of avenge in judgment for their lives being snuffed out by evil doers; those who hate the way of the Calvary. Much of Revelation deals with the fulfillment of their pleas.

And 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 reassures persecuted, New Testament believers, that fiery, vengeance will arrive on the unrepentant, evil people who persecute them.

In Him who strengthens us in all our trials,

Val Lee

PS Here is a clay pot creating video. (Please consider the fact, God works in far finer detail with each individual person.)

http://www.ehow.com/video_4944752_trimming-bottom-bowl-pottery-wheel.html?cp=1&wa%5Fvrid=dbf40834%2D6327%2D4593%2Dafa1%2D97f080dc2e18&wa%5Fvlsrc=continuous&pid=1

Jeremiah Chapter 19

The Blood of Baby Innocents

Chapter 19 points us again to a manufactured pot for more visual lessons from God. Though similar in illustration, this chapter holds its own flavor apart from the previous discourse meal of thought. It is a humiliating portrait for us who think we are something when we are nothing!

It is too easy of a task to imagine ourselves on an elevated plane. This uppity, inward fashion is a stolen identity. Our proper ID tagging categorizes us as simpletons or nobodies. If we walked the boardwalk of truth, our clay vessel beings would pour out our filthy arrogance and we would allow the LORD to pour in demure.

Paul wisely recognized himself as a nobody in 2 Corinthians 12:11: I have become foolish; you yourselves compelled me. Actually I should have been commended by you, for in no respect was I inferior to the most eminent apostles, even though I am a nobody.

1 Corinthians chapter 1 also expounds on the utter foolishness of self-elevation. Verses 26-29 reveal God has chosen the weak and despised, that no flesh should glory in God’s presence. No one can walk in elitism before Almighty God. Nor are men to worship and adore fellow little men. God looks at the heart, not appearance, talents, accomplishments, fame, etcetera.

Formed were we from raw clay! One day our bodies will return to dust, leaving us disabled to drag along anything we thought we accomplished in our flesh.

To place our hearts back in the remarkable disclosure of Jeremiah, we must be yielded like earthenware, formed by the design of its maker.

To enter the story in this chapter, we observe Jeremiah being instructed by his LORD, the Master of craftsmanship, to purchase a clay bottle; verse 1.

We read of Jeremiah witnessing the formation of clay in chapter 18, and in this 19th chapter, God instructs him to place money into the hand of the creator of clay vessels to buy a bottle … a purchase of illustration.

God further instructs Jeremiah to take witnesses—the elders of the people and senior priests and go to the valley of Ben-hinnom.

Why these people? They don’t love him nor like him. They view themselves as superior to this inferior, humble prophet.

Perhaps he is to take his enemies along in attempt to heal wounds and make friends so they all can experience a fun time together. We know this cannot be so. The fact is, this is going to be an education in truth and these rebellious, societal elites are not going to like it …They don’t like anything Jeremiah does or says.

This interesting assemblage of folk do follow Jeremiah to the valley of Ben-hinnon (meaning “son of one gracious”).

We note from verse 3, there were others who joined the elders and priests. Jeremiah is additionally addressing the inhabitants of Jerusalem and the king.

They are to traverse in array to the potsherd gate which opened to this valley. This was where worthless pottery pieces were discarded and forgotten. Many, no doubt, were once viewed as exquisite pieces with fired artwork.

(Here is a video showing a restoration of an Israeli clay pot from Iron Age:

At one time, Israel, was viewed as a valued piece of pottery, now she is to be discarded and forgotten. Though a shard remnant will be preserved and will eventually repent.

The city walls of Jerusalem had many gates and some were known by more than one name; this gate was also known as the dung gate, owning this was a refuse dump as well.

No historian seems to know exactly where this gate was located, outside of it being by the southern wall of Solomon’s temple.

If you turn to the maps at the back of your Bible, you may find a layout of the city of Jerusalem, if so, you can locate the various gateways to the various parts of the city. (An Internet image search of ancient Jerusalem can turn up, somewhat accurate illustrations too.)

These gates were supposedly double, metal passage ways. If you view a New Testament illustration of Herod’s temple, these gates will be different from the ancient city of Jerusalem, at the time of Solomon’s temple. However, you can still see the Hinnon or Ben-hinnon area referred to, in the southern portion of your map.

Hinnom was also the Potter’s Field, referred to in the New Testament, which was bought with Judas’ 30 pieces of silver for his cemetery plot; Matthew 27:3-7. This was where Judas hung himself, and later, it was referred to as the “Field of Blood” or Hakeldama or Aceldama—Acts 1:19.

It was in this valley where Jeremiah was to preach to these religious ones. Here, everyone hears the words of the LORD of hosts; there is no escape from the truth of terror. They came and now they have to listen to the announced calamity of deadly horror.

When all the bloody judgement comes to pass and someone hears of it, their ears “shall tingle.” The Hebrew meaning is clear, if you research this verse and word in Strong’s Concordance:

http://www.eliyah.com/lexicon.html

You understand, their ears will quiver in fear.

Catastrophes are always shocking but notably so when they are instigated by God Almighty through prophetic proclamation.

God, who implements His powerful angels (hosts) for judgement, will provide no downy pillows to catch the falling Jews. He will bring “evil” to this place and the Jewry has been stiffly warned.

The following verses deal with the pagan religious acceptance in the land that once was in submission to the LORD.

Our nation once was famed for being in submission to Christian morality to a large extent. She was also branded as a mission-minded country. She sent forth missionaries to reach those in nations who practiced pagan beliefs with the support of many Americans. Many citizens cared about their eternal destiny and present satanic bondage. American born again missionaries held all the answers for deliverance, hope and eternal life, resulting in many pagans turning to Jesus Christ of the Bible.

In verse 4, we view Jeremiah preaching the “forefathers” of the land did not condone paganism nor knew of these false gods and ways. We know America’s forefathers never allowed native heathenism in civilized society nor recognized such practices. Native Indian traditions were considered abhorrent to civilization, resulting in many missions being established to reach the indigenous.

New Age has been prominent in Idaho for over two decades, but it seems more visible with various stores encouraging the buying of charms, mystical attire, pagan home furnishings, etc.

This Jeremiah verse also refers to the land of Israel appearing alien. Our land appears more and more alien as strange religions and their customs become more observable.

Jeremiah has to address Judah’s open-border sins continually, this being due to her downfall which originated by bringing in false teachings from other nations. We observe the confused state they fell into with the immoral leniency brought to accommodate lifestyles of beliefs that were contrary to civilized, Scriptural codes.

We witness how America has plummeted and continues to fall as she engulfs herself with more and more immoral religious philosophies. History is repetitive! And America too will not escape her just comeuppance.

People desiring sexual play with a religious twist has been the motive behind many religious formations, including those religions which allow many wives and lovers.

Sexual play was behind the religion of Aaron, Moses’ brother, when he constructed the golden calf; whereby, the people arose and played.

A friend and I were speaking of the religions which have arrived from foreign lands. The Hare Krishna or Hindu religion has been present in America for decades and made its visible appearance in Idaho several years ago. How sad to hear people say “good Karma” instead of “God bless you.”

Hinduism and Hare Krishna are segments of Buddhism. Krishna and Buddhism “identifies … with Hindu Vedic philosophy.” All three originating in India. Of course, Yoga, of Hinduism with its 33 million gods, is offered in most work out studios.

Hare Krishna’s child molestation reputation has made this cult a concerning element in society.

“In 2000, a Texas lawyer filed a $400 million lawsuit alleging widespread sexual, emotional and physical abuse of more than 40 Krishna kids at the Dallas ashram, at the Krishna temple in West Virginia, and at other schools, called gurukulas, around the country.”

Muslims have also become visible in Idaho, our local, within the last decade, and their child molestation practices are not a secret.

The wicked, vile way of abusing children, seems to engulf many demonic religious sects, including Mormonism, which has also been an ongoing news item.

None of these religions promote Christian morality in any serious way, just the opposite—most everything goes; yet, they are sanctioned in the US in the name of ecumenicalism (the acceptance of all religions).

False sects are filled with confused people who need to be presented with the truths of Jesus Christ. God consistently saves people from all false beliefs. America has become a mission field in itself with all the paganism afoot.

Returning to the Jeremiah text, we see the most horrific item addressed in this chapter, that of baby burning, verses 4-5.

This was an intricate part to their sensual worship and lifestyle. We can rightly inquire, why is it babies are the ones sacrificed for sexual pleasure, then and now?

When promiscuous sex comes to have predominance in peoples’ lives, babies and children become pons of disposal and abuse. They are also neglected for lovers, and thus exposed to every indecency. It is totally grievous to see the youngest of children dancing in a sexy manner.

Verse 5 states these infants were being burnt to Baal. Molech was another god babies were offered to through live cremation. We know in America, unborn children are burned to death—one of the barbaric methods of abortion.

Christians cannot help but reveal righteous anger knowing the Democratic Party’s top two agendas are the promotion of infanticide and sexual deviancy of every kind.

On November 19, 2014, Terry Bean, age 66, a famed homosexual, homosexual activist, and a good friend of President Obama was arrested. There are a bundle of photos of our president and Bean together, including one with Obama, Michelle and Bean’s 25 year old male lover.

Bean is the founder of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is one of the world’s largest, wealthiest and most powerful anti-Christian, pro-homosexual organizations. Bean has been huge contributor to the gay-promoting Democratic Party, contributing significant amounts to Obama’s campaigns. He resides in Oregon.

Bean and his young, male lover were arrested and charged with felonies involving the sodomizing of a 15-year-old boy. Police report they have evidence of other possible victims, aware Bean had been filming his sex acts with his young victims.

In the past, Bean defended Portland’s male mayor who had an underage male lover.

The democrats and liberal media do not care about this youth. This boy is their object of hate for exposing the fact their homosexual, activist hero, sodomized him. Liberals are on the prowl to prevent all the facts from being reported regarding this vile crime, deserving of legal execution.

This Wikipedia article sings the gay praises of Bean throughout and does not mention the fact he is accused of molesting a boy till the end of the article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Bean

Also a video of rapturous praise by a human rights group was posted on YouTube, regarding Terry Bean following his arrest.

It appears obvious, democrats believe gays have the right to rape whomever they desire, deserving to have all evidence suppressed or overlooked.

In addition, it needs to be noted, our president has expressed no desire to address, discipline and prosecute Pentagon employees, 17,000, for downloading child porn on their computers.

We know lawlessness will increase in the last days … all to our heartbreak.

Everyone needs the LORD and Christ died for all men.

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Returning to Jeremiah, God’s righteousness is declared at the end of verse 5; He never would have thought of such a wicked thing. It never would have entered His mind to burn innocent babies. God declared “this place” was filled with the “blood of innocents; verse 4.”

How God’s heart wept and Jeremiah’s and so should ours over sins that never would have entered the mind of a holy, innocent, pure and undefiled God.

How many perverse things do men perform in the name of freedom and choice; actions which never would have entered our LORD’s mind? Probably most!

God’s ways and thoughts soar righteously higher than self-gratifying, vile men. This truth should humble our hearts to grief and repentance as we view our sinful selves.

As we move to verse 6, we read of Topheth, which is another designation for the area of Ben-hinnom. Topheth means “place of fire,” and here the cries of babies rang out, as they were burned in idol sacrifice in this valley. Ben means “tall mountain” or hill, and of course, idols were worshipped on the tall hills to lift them high in demonic worship. “Hinnom” means lamentation. God and His godly ones bore much sorrow knowing these little babies and young children were being burned to death to satan.

God declares, this valley will become known as the “Valley of Slaughter;” this will be the place where many Jews will be massacred for their mutinous ways when Babylon invades.

Scrolling down to verse 9, we enter another grotesque reality. They, these Hebrews, are going to eat the flesh of their sons and daughters. Hunger will be the controlling factor when famine invades the land. We covered this in a previous lesson … certainly not something to dwell on for a length of time.

In verse 10, Jeremiah is told by God that he is to break the potter’s vessel.

It is explained, the pot sherds cannot be put together again; therefore, these remains must be buried in Topheth or Ben-hinnom. These people are beyond repair like the fragmented bottle; consequently, they too will be broken in this valley and entombed.

It will come about, this will be the only place available for burial. It is only just that this became the place of entombment for Judas too, who betrayed God the Son.

We should not forget, Jeremiah is one who spoke of Judas in prophecy concerning the potter’s field and is recorded in Matthew 27:6-9. Possibly, at some point in these two chapters, though, not scribed.

Matthew passage: Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: The chief priests took the thirty pieces of silver and would not put the money in the treasury because it was unlawful, because it was the price of blood.They took counsel and bought the potter’s field to bury strangers in. Therefore the field is called the “field of blood” to this day.

This certainly was a true statement; twice did this plot of land bear the name “field of blood.”

As we enter a new section, we note Jeremiah is preaching again; moving from Hinnom to the court of the temple or “LORD’s house;” verse 14.

Several court areas were within the Temple of Solomon. If you turn to the Jerusalem city map in the back of your Bible again, you will note the various courts that were part of the temple, including the court for women, another for men and a court for gentiles.

Jeremiah was possibly in the inner court area by the altar of sacrifice or somewhere in the great court area, which wound around the entire temple; also known as the Royal Porch or Solomon’s Porch.

It is the never-ending story or so it seems, observing Jeremiah preaching; continually covering Judah’s sinful acts.

Verse 15 establishes the root of their abominable deeds in this message … their “stiffened necks” won’t relax and submit to God’s Words. This message cannot save them because they won’t respond.

Their hearts were hard as rock. They were ecumenical to the core, possessing no desire to come out from the world’s religions and be separate.

Jerusalem’s citizens were forever willing to support their liberal government, composed of religious leaders who would justify any religious movement and take part. Of course, we are to respect our government leaders; yet, we must never approve of any of their anti-biblical agendas. Christ never approved of the religious leaders deadly, whitewashed agendas of His day.

Sometimes pastors or evangelists will preach in an area to unsaved people and no one steps forward in repentance, all because the people have stiffened their necks to the presented truths. They are blinded to hell’s fire consequences of saying “No.”

When we take hard or stiff stances contrary to God’s Word, we shut our ears to the Holy Spirit; making ourselves to be little gods. We are gods unto ourselves … according to what we believe or think, or by what other men believe or think. You know— whatever gives us pleasant dreams on a memory foam bed of denial.

In closing, I pray for you and me to learn to possess moldable hearts of wet, formable clay.

Love, Val Lee

Postscripts:

Interesting article showing a clay pot artifact, holding the name of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, father of the prophet Jahaziel, who prophesied to King Jehoshaphat before he departed for war. (2 Chronicles 20:14)

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/24063/Default.aspx?topic=article_title

And video of potter with verses:

http://vimeo.com/96325442

 

Jeremiah Chapter 20

Jeremiah Assaulted

Yes, we have now reached chapter 20 of this expedient book. Every verse in every chapter of Jeremiah, God wrote to grant us discernment in every age and to protect us from the evil reintroduced in every age. God wrote everything in the Bible because He cherishes us. Yes, He loves us. May we cherish and love Him with all our hearts, minds and strength through godly obedience.

The public responding to the chapter 19 annihilation prediction is what we witness entering chapter 20. The people were not happy with the message of doom and gloom proclaimed by Jeremiah. They certainly did not like him naming their sins one by one. How dare he do such a thing! They were the world’s religious ones; faithful to the temple and the law. A few sins on the side certainly shouldn’t bother God that much, including pride of position.

Pashhur, the priest, is ready to do Jeremiah in. Pashhur (name means “freedom”) has had it to the top of his head with all the convicting rhetoric of Jeremiah; especially heard in Jeremiah’s last preaching session. He most likely was one of the senior priests asked to accompany Jeremiah in 19:1, when Jeremiah broke the vessel of clay—a visual lesson of what will occur with the land of Judah for all its sins, including infanticide.

Pashhur, the clever one, or so he thought, maintained authority as the chief officer or governor over the house of God or Jerusalem temple. He was also a son of Immer, an exceedingly prominent priest, as Ezra later recorded in his book, in chapter 2. He fathered 1,052 priestly descendants.

Pashhur handled his anger with Jeremiah with brutal force in legal authority. He had Jeremiah beaten. Jeremiah had suffered for his faith before but never assaulted. He most likely did not know his future Savior would be beaten too by religious leaders for convicting preaching.

In America, we are witnessing a desire to legislate laws so hateful restraints can be placed upon Christians for holding to the Bible in moral ethics. Even threatening with imprisonment.

Following this humiliating beating, Jeremiah was placed in criminating wooden stocks or restraints; probably differing little from colonial days of public punishment. He was treated like a common criminal when he was a chosen prophet of God. This man endured much agony and disgrace for his LORD.

Jeremiah was placed in these stocks where there was much activity and traffic, being confined near the Benjamin Gate, leading to the temple. This passage sat on the north side of the temple entrance; thus, so named, being a road going and coming from the main territory of Benjamin. (If you own a study Bible, you can turn to your Bible maps, usually in the back of Bibles, to the one showing the divided territory of the land of Israel according to tribes, or you can search on the internet for this map. There are maps revealing the ancient areas in detail, accessible for every study of Scripture if you search the web. Here is one site with divided land:

http://www.biblestudy.org/maps/division-of-promised-land-to-twelve-tribes-israel.html

You will notice Jerusalem lay in the southern border of this tribal area.

Bethlehem, where Christ was born, was just south of Jerusalem in the Judah tribal land area. Remember, the land of Israel was divided 12 ways for the 12 tribes after they entered the territory under Joshua.)

Returning to our passage, we are made elated by the fact, Jeremiah was released the following day from this humiliation of stocks; verse 3. God had promised, back in chapter 1, He would deliver Jeremiah, and thus He did. The LORD also explained, the Jews would fight against Jeremiah, but they would not prevail; 1:19. God, who freed Jeremiah, bequeathed him with a message for wicked Pashhur, informing him, Pashhur’s name would be changed to “Magor-missabib” meaning “terror on every side.” Jeremiah told Pashhur, terror will fill him when he sees his friends killed by the sword and others transported to Babylon, which was Pashhur’s destiny as well. He would also die there. He was a false prophet and God designated him as such. He did not solely hold to the Word of God. A true prophet would never allow any worldly and empty philosophy to enter his thought life to govern his actions; he would only rest on the Bible’s content.

God continued to speak through Jeremiah in a powerful way to Pashhur, the man with the French sounding name, in verses 4-6. We easily wonder why Jeremiah ended up in the depths of depression, verse 7, after being significantly used of God Almighty in bold preaching. I can assume Jeremiah was hurting and in pain from the beating. He is left to wonder why God allowed such persecution to come his way.

When I was injured in a car accident, I questioned why God allowed it, seeing I always expected Him to protect me from that kind of harm. Christ simply reassured me through His peace and comfort, it was for a reason. I definitely became more sensitive to those who were hurting. Today, I can offer thanks through understanding His sovereignty and the fact we live in a fallen world where we naturally feel the effects of circumstances of living on the earth filled with countless harmful obstacles. We can be grateful everyday we are not injured in some way. Though, we also present thanks in all things, all situations negative or positive which meet us and sometimes head-on.

Also in verse 7, Jeremiah speaks of being “a laughingstock all day long.” I am sure being in stocks made him a laughingstock. Yes, a bit of a pun. Seriously, Jeremiah being sat before the multitudes of people who passed through the Benjamin Gate was no fun. Pun and fun … perhaps I’m not being serious enough. I must get moving, remaining on task …They, no doubt, sadly hurled every verbal abuse possible. It was a relief to them to view this one in such a state who consistently convicted them of their disobedience to God’s Word.

John 15:18-19 tells New Testament believers, “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of this world, the world would love its own, but because you are not of this world, but I chose you out of this world, because of this the world hates you.” Jeremiah was not of this world in any way shape or form nor did he like it. He was hated by the world because he spoke the words of Christ.

Christ composed the Old Testament, being verified in John 1:1. Jesus Christ came to earth to make God and His truths come to life before men, and to present new righteous challenges. Christ being of the Godhead spoke through Jeremiah which caused these religious people to hate him. The descendants of these religious Jews possessed the same mindset of hate as Christ declared. They abhorred Christ’s earthly walk and spoke in the same manner of the Savior as their ancestors did of Jeremiah. Sinful attitudes don’t change from generation to generation, knowing all are born with a flesh that does not desire the course of God.

Jeremiah speaks his heart when he asserts, everyone mocks him. They possibly satirically imitated him, poking fun of his preaching. We all know how people mimic others to make them appear dumb and stupid.

They certainly would have criticized him if he was unattractive in some way. They wanted him not to appear socially acceptable so no one would heed his words. They wanted people to perceive, he did not blend into cultural normalcy. His preaching in public against sin made him different from everyone else and this was to be viewed as strange.

This is mainly done from a sinful, arrogant attitude. People love, making themselves out to be above others.

These transgressors wanted to prove Jeremiah didn’t implement common sense and wise actions. These Jews, no doubt, stressed, men should not preach against sin. This was not proper in socially acceptable religious arenas. The people of God were not to be reprimanded.

Mankind, in general, enjoys putting down all who appear to be different from the crowd. Many believers don’t desire to evangelize, because in so doing, they will look different from general society … odd balls. They don’t want people pointing fingers at them and laughing. Most so-called Christians desire not to pay the price of being viewed as fanatics for Jesus Christ. They want to be proper in all cultural ways. They don’t want to be Jeremiahs.

May we all be socially unacceptable fanatics for our LORD as Jeremiah was!

On June 18th, 2004, Jiang Zongxiu of China was beaten to death and much of her hair torn out by those of the Public Security Bureau. She decided to be socially unacceptable in the market place and distribute Bibles and Gospel literature. She wasn’t afraid of being odd or different for her Almighty LORD! Unfortunately, others felt her efforts must permanently cease. Satan desires Christians not pass out Biblical truths of salvation’s plan. He wants them all arrested and murdered like Jiang!

Satan desires to place evangelistic negativism in the hearts of born again believers. He manipulates, implementing differing disguises to discourage the putting forth of God’s Word. He wants men and women cast into the lake of fire, never hearing of the hope found in Christ Jesus.

Such believers as Jiang were blasted in the November 2004 Christianity Today magazine, this liberal, so-called Christian publication, made it clear, it stands with the apostate Three-Self Patriotic Movement or government churches in China. The magazine printed a favorable article on the government church, stating home churches break the law and if people are arrested, imprisoned and tortured, it is because they deserve it.

Franklin Graham who is an ecumenical liberal, has made this same stand regarding Christianity in China. He stands with the atheist, Christian-hating, Three Self Movement church—self-governance, self-support and self-propagation. He does not believe in evangelism outside of communist controls. He views this as unbiblical. He certainly ignores the New Testament heroes and martyrs, including the apostles, who evangelized illegally and many sacrificed their lives for being criminals without a crime. Jeremiah also evangelized illegally.

The government churches view public evangelism as irresponsible and harmful. Preaching about the resurrection and the second coming of Jesus is forbidden. Stating atheist, communist heroes went to hell is disallowed. Christian teaching in opposition to abortion (baby murder) is illegal.

It is also important to know, no Bibles can be circulated in public. Government officials, military personnel, teachers and students cannot be Christians. They have to be atheists of the People’s Republic of China.

The Christianity Today article additionally put down those who say the “world is evil, full of sin and unrighteousness.”

Another article in this magazine was written on the Mystique Church that “rediscovers Christianity from an Eastern religion.” The heretics behind the article view the “Bible as a human product.” Such teachings are closely aligned with New Perspective, which this magazine has endorsed in the past. If Jeremiah was alive today, he would preach with all his might against such false teachings. The Mystique teachings were presented in an affirmative manner in the magazine.

This publication included a positive article on Planned Parenthood even though their agendas are divergent to Holy Scriptures. PP is all about murdering innocent children and bringing children into sexual bondage for filthy lucre sake.

Jeremiah would never fit with Christianity Today. Thank goodness! He didn’t fit into modern Judaism and he wouldn’t fit into contemporary Christianity.

Jeremiah, even though he does not enjoy the persecution which arises with standing alone in public places proclaiming truth, he cannot stop. He admits in verse 9, if he says he will no longer speak in God’s name, then his heart “becomes like a burning fire,” shut up in his bones and he becomes weary of holding it in and he cannot endure it.

Yes, this man was fully filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to preach truth where no other man dared to follow in his steps.

Jeremiah speaks of his pain in verse 10, further explaining the adversity of persecution, knowing fellow Jews whisper about his strange behavior.

Terror lies on every side; the apostate population wants to snuff out the messenger. All want his downfall.

What makes this verse ring in our ears is the sadness in Jeremiah. He exposes, his trusted friends are watching for his downfall. How it must have pained him to acknowledge, none of this friends truly loved the LORD.

William Tyndale, who translated the first English Bible, previous to the KJV, was turned over to England’s authorities by his close friend. This resulted in him being strangled and then burned.

It is grievous and dispiriting to contemplate the amount of lukewarm believers desiring to see strong, on-fire Christians come to their downfall or desire to see them compromise, to see them become as them—retched. The undedicated scoff at on-fire believers, because they won’t waver from righteousness to delight in the world’s fun. The lukewarm are so lost in compromise, it afflicts them to know these dedicated ones actually exist.

Praise God, Jeremiah renews his faith in verse 11, now referring to God as his “dread champion.” One might picture the heavy-weight champion of the world standing next to Jeremiah acting as his body-guard. Of course, no one or nothing can compare to the universal omnipotence of God who could destroy the world in less than a second and recreate it in an instant.

Jeremiah knew the LORD Almighty ruled by his side even while he was walking in dissipating faith.

Jeremiah records, his persecutors will stumble and not prevail. We observe more faith displayed in this man, even following his body being dreadfully beaten by sinful, merciless men. No doubt, he is worn and tired from this spiritual battle; fortunately, his strength comes from God Almighty—the omnipotent One. The LORD is our strength, shield and help.

It is always inspiring to read of Christian prisoners in foreign lands and how the LORD comes to them in their depressed and beaten state and lifts them heavenward.

I recently read the Gospel in Bonds. The true story of Georgi Vins, published by Lighthouse Trails. Georgi suffered in many Russian prisons for refusing to deny Christ and declining to be silent when pastoring. His father, a Russian missionary pastor, was murdered in prison by the Soviets.

Miraculous is the appropriate word to describe the ways God preserved Georgi from various plots to snuff out his life. At one point in prison life, Georgi was deliberately placed in a cell holding only murderers. The Soviet officials were sure he had now met his demise. They did not know God could maneuver beyond the plotted circumstances for His glory and He did.

The convicted murderers were quite intimidating and cruel at first, until they gained the insight to discern, this cell assignment was wholly plotted for the killing of an innocent man.

The deadly murderers had never heard the Gospel before and were hungry for forgiveness and hope; this Georgi brought to them in the form of Jesus Christ.

The interested inmates insisted Georgi show them his all-so-tiny hidden Gospel of Mark, he had mentioned … to take it out of hiding from his bag. Georgi had been able, by God’s grace, to keep it concealed from the guards during his incarceration.

After presenting the Word to the worst of the worst, Georgi knelt down and prayed in thanksgiving for sparing his life in this cell; then went fast to sleep in encompassing weariness and fatigue. He awoke to The Gospel of Mark being read by one of the prisoners the next day. The murderers had many questions awaiting him. They demanded to know if they could be forgiven by Jesus Christ for all their deadly sins. Some of the prisoners stopped smoking and cursing and started praying. The Soviet guards were amazed at the respect these prisoners held for Georgi and how he left this cell without a mark on him. He shared the cell with these inmates for about a week. When it was time for him to leave, the murderers insisted he leave the Gospel with them—they in desperate need of it. They also requested his continual prayers for them. Georgi held no doubts that some of them were saved during this tenure.

Turning our eyes back on Jeremiah, we know he believes in justice, observing this previously and again displayed in these verses 11-13. He had also referred to God’s vengeance, not his, in chapter 11, verse 20.

We come in contact with worship and praise in song in verse 13. Jeremiah praises the LORD God in melody, declaring He has delivered the soul of this needy or poor one, from the “hand of evildoers.” He rejoices in his faith in God who hates all sinfulness and injustice.

What transformation emerges in verse 14. Obviously, a few days or maybe weeks or months reside between verses 13 and 14. We read Jeremiah is downcast once again, desiring he had never been born!

He speaks of his father who was a priest, Hilkiah. Remember, we looked at Hilkiah and his assisting with revival during the time of Josiah—2 Kings chapter 22. We now read, here in Jeremiah 20:15, of a servant who brought news to Hilkiah, Jeremiah’s father, of Jeremiah’s birth, causing him to rejoice. Reliving this by going back in time, we can visualize how excited this godly father was to learn he had produced an up and coming priest to assume his place someday. Of course, God had a different calling, that of prophet. No doubt, either way, Hilkiah would have rejoiced. He was made “very happy!” Obviously the family relived this felicitous scene before Jeremiah in later years.

In verses 15-17, Jeremiah reveals a messenger brought the news to his father of his birth and wishes this servant evil for not murdering him while still in the womb. Jeremiah is obviously in the extremes of depression. Does God care? Undoubtedly! He deems the downcast in gracious concern, so disclosed in 2 Corinthians 7:6—God comforts the depressed. I can’t even begin to count how many times the LORD has lifted me off the sticky web of despair.

Jeremiah, in verse 18, wants to know why he came forth from the womb to look at trouble and sorrow. These verses remind me of Ecclesiastes 4:1-4. If you study these verses, you find King Solomon congratulates the dead more than the living, uttering it is better if one never existed at all. He also makes his most famous of statements in verse 4— “all is vanity and striving after the wind.”

We now must leave Jeremiah down in the dumps, but things will pick up again as he returns in his Savior’s strength in chapter 21.

 

Jeremiah Chapter 21

Christ’s Love Overcomes

 

 

 © Val J. Lee

© Val J. Lee

This chapter is not placed in sequential order.  Why this occurred, I do not know but this is where God has allowed it to be placed. We have jumped way ahead of what has been so far recorded in history.

In verse 1, we are dealing with King Zedekiah, the youngest son of righteous King Josiah. Josiah was totally dedicated to his LORD God, which incited Jeremiah to chant a lament for him in 2 Chronicles 35:25. Unfortunately, none of Josiah’s sons followed in his footsteps.  Why?  We do not know—Scripture leaves us clueless. Three of Josiah’s sons reigned over Judah. 1 Chronicles 3:15 lists Josiah’s sons though not in order.  His oldest son, Johanan, may or may not have been godly, but he probably died, knowing the crown was never placed upon his head.

In most cases, not all, the diadem adorned the eldest heir.  The firstborn who opened the womb was considered property of the LORD. Numbers 3:13, Exodus 13:2, and Leviticus 27:26 refer to this, which also included animals for sacrifice. God also required the first of all the produce in offering of thanksgiving. The first fruits are the most delectable of the season. Every bite of food is a gift from our God who provides for us abundantly. He deserves our all.

(Christ was the first child of Mary. He was born of God, was God and was our firstborn sacrifice. He was the firstborn of all creation— Colossians 1:15. He was heir to the Davidic throne through Joseph’s lineage as the firstborn.)

The firstborn child was the one who received the main family inheritance. If for some reason, the firstborn son was irresponsible or ungodly, another was chosen such as with Esau and Jacob.

Observing the firstborn in relationship to the nation of Israel, God did not always allow the oldest to rule. In the case of youthful David, the LORD verbally made His choice known, choosing the youngest to replace evil King Saul.  Samuel expected Eliab, the eldest, to be anointed as king; however, God spoke wise words to Samuel, informing him that man looks at the outward appearance, but God observes the heart.  Eliab and his brothers, excepting little David, had no heart for the LORD God.

Zedekiah was the last of Josiah’s sons to rule on the throne. We recognize he was the youngest by viewing the ages of Josiah’s sons who ruled as monarchs in 2 Kings, chapters 23 and 24. Jehoahaz was the son who reigned, following his father, Josiah. We will study him in Jeremiah chapter 22. The next son to reign was Jehoiakim who was the oldest of the three, and then Jehoiakim’s elder son, Jehoiachin. Both Jehoiakim and Jehoiachin are in the line of Christ.

Zedekiah was then appointed ruler by King Nebuchadnezzar, created as a puppet king, following the removal of Jehoiachin and the largest number of Jews from Judah. This the main captivity of three regarding Judah, the southern kingdom. Zedekiah was left to rule the remnant of Judah. Despite it all, he did not learn to fear King Nebuchadnezzar and later rebelled, resulting in Nebuchadnezzar ceasing his reign by force and removing him into captivity as well.

Yes, I acknowledge this is very confusing. And to add to your perplexity, I must remind you, only the kings of Judah were of David’s lineage leading to Christ.  The Northern Kingdom, Israel, had many kings and all but one evil, but they were not of the Davidic line. Remember, the Northern Kingdom was removed by captivity to the kingdom of Assyria, 136 years before Judah was extracted into captivity under King Jehoiachin.  Some people were left in the land, including Jeremiah and the new king—Zedekiah; but subsequently this remnant was removed too. Only a portion of impoverished Jews remained with Jeremiah. These poor Jews disobeyed God, not remaining in the land, and moved to Egypt, making Jeremiah accompany them.

Reading the first verse, we are viewing the distant future of Judah when King Zedekiah was reigning over a remnant of Jews. Remember I wrote, this chapter was placed way ahead of itself, out of chronological order. This is why you are probably terribly confused at this point or I’m just not being too clear.  This chapter transpires when King Zedekiah is in rebellion and warring against King Nebuchadnezzar who placed him on the throne to impose all his orders and desires.

We observe King Zedekiah sending priests to Jeremiah, Pashhur and Zephaniah, in the first verse. Theologians do not believe this is the same Pashhur that we read of in chapter 20.  Chapter 20 refers to a Pashhur who was of the son of Immer; however, if you turn to Ezra 2:37, you will see Immer had 1,052 sons. No, not all from the same wife! 😀

Obviously, Immer was the main patriarch of a large priestly clan. The previous chapter may have just stated Pashhur’s famous ancestor, observing many places in the Bible allude to a person’s legendary ancestor as father, and yet, not the direct papa. The Jews are often referred to being the sons of Abraham, Jacob, etc. This chapter may state his direct predecessor and the previous chapter his renowned ancestor. With all that said, he may or may not be the same person.

If he is the same person, he has much nerve to approach Jeremiah after beating him and putting him in stocks in the past. Here he approaches Jeremiah in a humble manner for guidance.

It is interesting how those who are not right with God can approach the ones they know are walking hand in hand with God, and request their intercedence for prayer requests. They also seek their wise direction when in dire straits. They will normally make fun of these godly people for being too heavenly minded for any earthly good until they are caught between a rock and a hard place. Then these people are the ones they approach, knowing their prayers are answered in powerful ways.  Jeremiah’s prayers were exceptionally powerful. The prayers of a righteous man availeth much! No wonder they made a beeline to Jeremiah in their desperate state of pending doom.

These two men, Pashhur and Zephaniah, are the religious representatives for King Zedekiah who wants Jeremiah to inquire of the LORD on his behalf.  The words of these men represent a humble appearance of worship directed to God Almighty.  Unfortunately, the facts reveal, the king, along with these men, certainly do not live in a true state of worship.  All these men are extremely wicked.  They are religious but not righteous; they are not near to the heart of God.

This is true of the apostate church today, which only displays a form of godliness. (2 Timothy 3:4-5) Sometimes godless church attendees can fool the saints with prayers and Scripture knowledge to their beguiling benefit and desire. These types of men did not fool Jeremiah or the LORD God, who knows all men’s hearts and minds.

God lets these men know this is His war!!  Though it certainly appears they are warring with the Chaldeans or Babylonians. God is the one who is battling against this evil nation with His “outstretched hand and a mighty arm, in anger, wrath and great indignation.” The Lord continues on with His strong words of total destruction of Jerusalem and of His chosen race. This prophesy proclaims the King Zedekiah’s looming doom as well; he will be led captive by King Nebuchadnezzar.

God does provide a way out in verses 8-9, declaring, if the people will flee from Jerusalem and give themselves over to the Babylonians, then they will live.

They never did take seriously these Words of God and surrender. Many people suffer because they never seek God’s way out—surrendering to His will and Word. Through self-deduction, they perceive it cannot be the best path or the most productive in the scheme of fleshly rewards.  And they are right! God will not fulfill their flesh to their ultimate fulfillment for now and all eternity. The mind-set on the flesh is death—Romans 8:6.

These senseless ones would rather do things according to what is right in their own eyes and pay the consequences.  So many people, including believers, do not desire to admit or accept the fact that God’s Word is for their lifestyle and circumstances. I know of a very sad situation with a group of pastors from a Bible church who are lying and deceiving, going against God’s Word, yet are refusing to admit their sin and repent. They are leading the congregation down the twisting trail of false doctrine so they can be open to new revelation and new interpretations from contemporary ecumenical theologians.

Blessings always arise from obedience; disobedience leads to tragedy. We are viewing the chapters of a sad saga in Jeremiah. The stage curtain is collapsing on these wayward Jews slowly but surely. It collapses on all who forsake the true path.

Verse 11 explains, God has set His face against Jerusalem for harm and not good. In Deuteronomy 10:12-13, the Jews were informed by God that they were to love Him and serve Him with all their heart and with all their soul. And keep His commandments and statutes, which results in their good.  God makes everything simple, man makes things hard and complicated by choosing to follow two masters—the world’s mandates and a holy God. Men and women attempt to fit God into their mess of scattered puzzle pieces and for some reason they just never piece together.

 © Val J. Lee

© Val J. Lee

Of course, we do know the Jews could not keep the whole law as they possessed a sinful nature, but they could have chosen to live righteously as Jeremiah did. They could have elected to follow his godly example and leadership.

Verses 11 and 12 speak God’s gracious words. He is a God of compassion, owning he offered these rebellious ones chance after chance to repent! He provides them simple instructions to follow.  They are to administer justice every morning by delivering the person who has been robbed by their oppressor. It is simple; God is not burdening them with a command too hard. Did they ever desire justice? No, of course not!  Most likely, too many dishonest people who loved to use others for their mendacious gain, lorded the high places of government.

It is interesting, these Hebrews know what Jeremiah states is true, knowing Babylon had already invaded Jerusalem with destructive force and took the people captive in exactness to Jeremiah’s predictions. But these leftovers still want to do their own thing; refusing to admit Jeremiah is a true prophet of God. They will not submit to his words, which pour from the mouth of God. Of course, we know today, people all about us pay the consequences for their actions in numerous ways; but refuse to turn from those ways and bow before God who inflicts penalties upon them.

Verses 13-14 deal with people living outside the city of Jerusalem and feel protected from the enemy. They believe the enemy is just interested in the destruction of the city and its dwellers. God makes it clear … those who live in the suburbs are going to be destroyed too—their sin is also great. He will punish them according to the results of their deeds.

I find this statement worthy of note, “according to the result of their deeds.”  When we choose sin there are always results and they are always negative and far-reaching.  A neighbor was taken away in handcuffs and I think about how this must be affecting his family and friends. I have witnessed to the children who live in this home and two have prayed to receive Christ. I hope their decisions were genuine. One child is a girl and she has admitted to having a problem with thievery, and though she is very young, she has harmful ideas about other things as well. Other children in our neighborhood cannot play with her because of her negative influence. I  have to keep interceding for this deceived family.

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May 7, 2014 Posted by | Billy Graham, Jeremiah chapters 17-21 commentary, Lottery, Partridge Bird Information, Pottery | , , , , | Leave a comment

Northwest Nazarene University Promotes Buddhism

Dear Readers,

I am most grateful for one organization, Lighthouse Trial Publishers (I agree with a great deal of their articles and appreciate Deborah—the owner, writer and editor—and her kindness to me) which exposes the wickedness that continually infiltrates Christianity. I know personally that Northwest Nazarene University is full of demonic agendas. They hated me (a juror) for complaining to them concerning one of their professors who defended a repeated, dangerous drunk driver in court. This professor endeavored to come across as Mr. Religious, being from a Bible university. He attempted to expose the police as incompetent. They were totally competent, as the condemning video of the incident revealed. After viewing it, no one held doubt regarding his intoxication! In addition, the prosecutor had witness testimony. The defendant was convicted as rightly guilty. The whole trial was ugly and the response from the college to me was cruel and undeserved. They treated me as if I was actually the law perpetrator for remonstrating.

Several years ago, a NNU application was sent to our home. It bore no Christian appearance.  It seemed to arrive from a completely secular institution. No restrictive rules were cited and allowance was made for every type of secular rock music in the dorm rooms.  They listed no holy and chaste Biblical requirements. Needless to say, I was quite disturbed. I am not a Nazarene, but Nazarenes claim to be Christians.

In regard to their liberal stances, it is no wonder that Gene Schandorff, chaplain of NNU, stated: In short, the Church of the Nazarene does not take a position in the debate between “Creationists” and “Theistic Evolutionists.” We affirm that God created the Heavens and the Earth, but acknowledge that there are legitimate options in understanding how this was done.  http://nnu.edu/blogs/spirituallife/2009/01/23/big-questions/

I would also like to add that Philip Yancey, who is mentioned, is most liberal and endorses homosexuality as confirmed in his interview “Amazed by Grace.” http://www.acceptingevangelicals.org/yancey.htm And it is no wonder that Billy Graham has endorsed Yancey stating, “There is no writer in the evangelical world that I endorse and appreciate more.”  Billy Graham, not a Bible literalist, is open to theistic evolution: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theistic_evolution He also believes those who follow false religions might be in heaven—Newsweek August 14, 2006: “When asked whether he believes heaven will be closed to good Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus or secular people, though, Graham says: ‘Those are decisions only the Lord will make. It would be foolish for me to speculate on who will be there and who won’t … I don’t want to speculate about all that. I believe the love of God is absolute. He said he gave his son for the whole world, and I think he loves everybody regardless of what label they have’.”  It is very disheartening indeed that this respected man speaks out of both sides of his mouth when addressing the Gospel. The Bible never lies as God never lies. You will not locate wishy-washy doctrine within. God hates every contrary way and one has to be born again to be saved. Upon salvation, accepting Jesus Christ as Savior, by asking forgiveness for every sin, one is washed of every unbiblical belief. (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible)   paradise

Brian McLaren pens his own liberal gospel and supported Obama in his election campaign: http://www.brianmclaren.net/archives/blog/why-im-voting-for-obama-and-why.html Remember President Obama stands with murdering unborn children before and after they are born (if unwanted):  http://www.nrlc.org/Election2008/obamarecord0608.pdf  http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1585647/babykiller_barack_obama_will_murder_born_babies_too/        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZqbPtWgqu4&feature=related  Our president also desires to silence the voices of Bible adhering Christians, eliminating our freedom of speech. In addition, he uplifts homosexuality and every vile, lewd and immoral way.

Please read below. The video lecture is very demonic indeed. The Christian community requires a great deal of prayer for discernment and Biblical obedience. (Numbers 25:1-9 and Jude 5) A person cannot get to heaven by believing in a New Age jesus that is accepting of evil.

Lighthouse Trails Publishers:

Buddhist/Universalist Sympathizer Woos Nazarene Students at NNU

Below is a link to a 2006* video lecture (just recently made public on the Internet) that took place at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho, one of the Nazarene Universities that is strongly promoting the contemplative/emerging spirituality. The lecture, presented by NNU Thomas Oord and College of Idaho, Denny Clark, was given by Dr. Jay McDaniel, a self-proclaimed “Christian” Buddhist Universalist sympathizer who is greatly influenced by the late Catholic panentheistic monk, Thomas Merton. This is an 83-minute video, but for those who want to understand the paradigm shift that has occurred in the church and continues wooing millions with the mystical, Universalist spirituality, this video is well worth the watch. But we warn you, it is very disturbing. Here is are two quotes from Jay McDaniel in the video: “God has been … Luring all people in the world toward different forms of wisdom … And we don’t have to equate them. It’s possible that a Buddhist might know something that’s truly different from what a Christian knows and they might be complimentary rather than contradictory. “”I think everything is interconnected. That’s part of my Buddhism.” When asked by a student whether he believed that Jesus was “the way, the truth, and the life,” McDaniel stated that if Jesus had meant to say that He himself was the way, the truth, and the life, it would have been egocentric and arrogant of Jesus – He only meant to point people in the right direction – letting go of ego and grasping love. McDaniel stated also that Buddhist mindfulness (eastern meditation) is just as truth filled as doctrine and theology. He said there was an overemphasis in the church on doctrine calling it bibliolatry (idol worship of the Bible).*The date that the NNU lecture with Dr. Jay McDaniel took place is October 12, 2006. Because the Nazarene universities are continuing to move in the same direction (toward the new mystical spirituality) as they were then, we believe it is appropriate to post this video now.

http://sureynot.com/v/999/dr.-jay-mcdaniel.html

LTRP Note: Since the McDaniel lecture took place, NNU has continued to promote to their students the mystical New Spirituality including speaking events with emerging figure Brian McLaren (in 2008) and in 2010 contemplative proponent Philip Yancey.

January 29, 2010 Posted by | Billy Graham, Buddhism, Northwest Nazarene University, Philip Yancey, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 9 Comments