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Keep Hope Alive

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 5, 2021 by andelino

Nasty headlines are hitting home hard. Radical attacks on our institutions, our heroes, our Constitution, our financial system, our cities, our property, our fellow citizens, our rights, our freedoms.

Attacks on those few virtues that remain in our nations. Still, there is great cause to hold your head high. World events are hurtling toward the greatest news story ever to occur.

Jesus provided a detailed description of what would transpire globally just before this event. The Bible contains dozens of major prophetic events to watch for, and hundreds of additional events.

Toward the end of His ministry, Christ delivered the “Mount Olivet” prophecy as recorded in Matthew 24; Mark 13; and Luke 21. It was His response to the disciples’ earthshaking question, “As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3).

This was Christ’s explanation of the world conditions that would precede His Second Coming.

Jesus began by describing the four horsemen of the apocalypse, which bring false religion, wars, famines and disease epidemics (verses 4-8) (Revelation 6:1-8) and other horrific events (Matthew 24:9-11). He then spoke about a falling away within His own Church in this end time which puts the time frame right into our day today.

Christ also tells us how to survive these events: “Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” (verse 12, 13).

According to Jesus, there will be people spared from these nightmares. And then, verse 14: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

Right in the middle of these crises is a prophecy about a work of God. Whether or not you believe it, this prophecy has already been fulfilled. In Matthew 24:30, we see what all these signs lead to: “Christ’s return.”

Yes, world conditions are bad, and getting worse. But we should aim to focus on the connection between all the bad news and this most spectacular, “hope” filled event ever.

“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.” (verses 32-33). Christ says that we will know the end of this age is near by watching as the specific signs He has given us are fulfilled step by step.

Why would God give us all these prophecies and then tell us to watch for them? To warn us. God isn’t just going to spring these calamities on this world, He is giving plenty of warning.

That warning includes God’s admonition to repent, to turn from the sin that is causing all these disasters: “Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’” (Ezekiel 33:11).

We are told, individually, to watch. Christ’s prophecy as recorded in Luke 21 concludes, “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” (verse 36). To escape these nightmares coming on the world, we must watch and pray always.

What can happen to one who is not vigilant? Read Matthew 24: 48 -51. Our attitude about Christ’s return—our urgency and excitement about those signs He has given us—has a direct relationship with our personal conduct. Looking for the day of Christ’s return gives us a perspective that should translate into a desire to seek God’s way of life. It spurs us to actively prepare for what is coming (verse 46).

Current conditions make plain that the prophesied “Great Tribulation” might be coming soon. Conditions are only beginning to worsen, and already many people recognize that something is dangerously wrong. The worse events become, the more people will despair. But God tells us to maintain a broader perspective.

As conditions decay, we must not become depressed. Always remember where it is all leading: “At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:27-28).

Keep a posture of vigilant, “hope” filled anticipation. The worse things get, the greater should be our hope. The more vigilant we are—the more diligently we watch and pray—the more filled with hope we will become. All this bad news is pointing toward the event this world desperately needs.

Lift up your head—Jesus Christ is about to return!

A Biblical Theology of Plagues

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 20, 2021 by andelino

A Biblical Theology of Plagues
By David Brickner

One year ago, a global pandemic—the likes of most of us have not seen in our lifetime—shattered the status quo, completely reshaping life on our planet. COVID-19 has given new meaning to the term “plague” and has shown just how quickly life as we know it can change.

From a spiritual perspective, we know that plagues are nothing new. In fact, the Bible refers to “plague” or “plagues” more than 100 times. As we look forward to Passover this month, I’m thinking a lot about the “biblical theology of plagues” and what it means for us now and in the future.

There may be scientific explanations for “how” some of these plagues have occurred, but God is more interested in showing us “why” they occur.

Medically speaking, plagues are “infectious diseases” that can destroy people as well as animals. In the Bible, plagues are not “limited” to disease.

Besides widespread and devastating diseases, plagues often include apocalyptic derailing of nature, such as the sun becoming darkened, water turning to blood, or a devastating infestation of vermin, such as locusts.

 Plagues are a “disruption” of the natural order God gave to the world He created. But since God is sovereign over His creation, plagues are under the authority of His “divine” purpose. From a biblical worldview, they demonstrate the consequences of an event known as “the Fall.”

God created the world in perfect order, balance, and harmony. Human “sin” assaulted God’s order, resulting in brokenness, not only in humanity’s relationship with God, but throughout every aspect of life in this world.

The curse of “sin” was brought on by people, but its effects have run rampant throughout the earth—and plagues are a supreme example. While plagues are a result of human sin, we shouldn’t conclude that they confound the purposes of God’s righteousness.

Let’s focus on three ways that He sometimes uses “plagues”, as seen in the Scriptures.

God Uses Plagues to Warn People 

The first reference to the word “plague” comes when Abraham and Sarah sojourn to Egypt. Abraham, fearing for his life should Pharaoh desire to take Sarah as his wife, persuades her to back his story that she is only his sister. When Pharaoh does take Sarah to make her his wife, “the Lord afflicted Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife.” (Genesis 12:17). Duly warned, Pharaoh releases Sarah back to Abraham with an admonishment, and the plague passes. At times, a plague can prompt people to take corrective action.

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:1-3)

God Uses Plagues to Instruct People as Part of His Redemptive Purposes  

When Moses repeats God’s command to let Israel go, and Pharaoh refuses, God promises plagues with a purpose: “this time I will send the full force of my plagues against you and against your officials and your people, so you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth.” (Exodus 9:14). Given Egypt’s polytheistic culture, Pharaoh and his people needed to understand there was no one like the Lord. If they could understand that, they would let Israel go and maybe even come to a knowledge of the one true God themselves.

I’ll never forget the scene from the movie “The Ten Commandments” where Yul Brynner, playing Pharaoh, declares, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go.” (Exodus 5:2) Sadly, Pharaoh foolishly tossed that knowledge aside at the last minute. Yet, in the divine purposes of God, Israel was set free as a result of the escalating plagues God sent—and the redemptive story of the “Passover” was accomplished. It is a bit eerie to think that later this month, we will be celebrating the outcome of those tragic plagues.

Sometimes Plagues are Flat Out Judgment from God 

It is important to remember that God is a judge, and He has every right to carry out His judgments in whatever ways He sees fit. As Abraham said, “ Far be it from you to do such a thing, to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Genesis 18:25). From the ten plagues of Passover to the seven bowls of wrath in Revelation 16, God is just in all His ways—including when He sends plagues. “Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say: “You are just in these judgments, O Holy One,
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(Revelation 16:5).

A year ago, when the coronavirus hit our world, people asked me, “Is this God’s judgment upon the earth?” I learned pretty quickly that the best way to answer that question was with another question: “Can you think of a reason why God wouldn’t choose to judge the earth right now?” All around us we see evidence of sin and a gross disregard of our loving Creator. Perhaps the whole world has been experiencing a warning from God to get our attention and prompt us to take corrective action before something worse happens. As believers, we know that God has judged our sin at Calvary, yet in this mortal life, the consequences of the “Fall” still affect the redeemed as well as those who have yet to be redeemed.

God’s Heart Is for Redeeming His People 

Throughout 2020, we prayed that God would capture the attention of many people in order to bring them salvation through faith in Jesus. Our teams certainly noticed a greater openness and spiritual interest among many as a result of the fear and uncertainty caused by this pandemic. You, our partners, made it possible for us to find ways to reach Jewish people for Jesus throughout the shelter in place restrictions. Thank you!

Will the vaccinations, for which we thank God,  make this pandemic a distant memory, an event that future generations will barely know about, if at all? That’s certainly possible. Or this plague could be part of what Yeshua called in Matthew 24:8 “all these are the beginning of birth pains” leading to tribulation such as the world has never seen. “For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now, and never to be equaled again.” (Matthew 24:21)

Whatever the case, we who know that “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God” (1 Samuel 2:2) to have real and lasting hope. Thank God, He is at work to bring about His good and redemptive purposes. Ultimately, those plans for redemption will be fulfilled on the earth.

Meanwhile, He gives you, me, and all who love Him opportunities to trust Him and to invite others to experience His faithful love through the Messiah, Jesus.

Was Jesus a Socialist?

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 11, 2020 by andelino

Was Jesus a Socialist?
By: E.F. Charles

Some like to say that Jesus was a socialist. Perhaps it was the “robe and sandals.” But is it true? I believe the greater proof supports that Jesus was an “entrepreneur” who believed deeply in “free markets, free will and marketplace ideas.”  

He “condemned” leaders that put personal aggrandizement over individual success, as do most socialist leaders. As further proof, I submit the following about Jesus:

Jesus “sold” and did not impose His message: Jesus, the Word made flesh, had an empire to build. He was given a mission to bring God’s plan of salvation to mankind. Rather than assume authority over an organization and use it to impose His message on man, Jesus took God’s message directly to the people and invited them to listen. He blazed a trail straight into the marketplace of ideas with His revolutionary and disruptive message unafraid of offending the disbelievers, hypocrites and the powerful. He trusted that His message alone would be enough to convince listeners that His was the Divine Word. Over two thousand years and over 1 billion followers later, I would say His enterprise was a success.

He hired on merit and in consultation with God: Jesus personally selected each of his twelve apostles from among His many disciples. He knew that His legacy depended, in large part, on the team He assembled to continue His work after His death and therefore, chose each apostle carefully. Like a seasoned entrepreneur, Jesus made this very important decision only after prayerful consultation with God, His primary stakeholder. Each apostle earned their place on the team.

He believed in free will: With all His power and authority, Jesus did not impose his message on us. Even though He knew it was the Divine Word, the path to salvation, He permitted mankind the choice to follow Him or not.

He was results oriented: Jesus was extremely concerned about the success of His mission. He was not here marking time, like a government bureaucrat. He knew the urgency and importance of His work and became frustrated when His apostles did not understand His teachings. In Matthew 17:17 (also Mark 9:14-28 and Luke 9:37-42), Jesus seemed very frustrated with the apostle’s lack of faith after they failed to cast the demon out of the boy. After Jesus stepped in and healed the boy possessed of demons, He exclaimed “How much longer must I be with you? Why must I put up with you?” This sounds very much like a man concerned with results. He did not hand out participation trophies.

He was interested in tangible goals: Saving souls was Jesus’s mission on earth. Each saved soul was tangible proof of His success. Like an entrepreneur, who lives for His mission and understands the power of messaging, Jesus knew that, to succeed, He had to convince mankind that His message was the Divinely inspired Word of God that, if freely accepted, would lead all souls to Heaven. Rather than barter the Kingdom in exchange for personal gain, like the Pharisees or modern socialists, Jesus took the success of his mission and the salvation of souls right to the Cross.

He condemned leaders who deceive: Like the rebel that He was, Jesus called out the religious authorities of his time as hypocrites and worse for utilizing their positions of authority to mislead and deceive their followers. He accused them of not letting those who wish to enter the Kingdom of Heaven do so. In the Woes of the Pharisees (Matthew 23) Jesus made clear his scorn for those in authority who, like our modern socialists, lead people from their rightful inheritance for personal gain. These leaders pride fully put their glory ahead of their service to the people and Jesus rebuked them in saying “They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on peoples shoulders but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger” (Matthew 23:4).

He set up procedures to ensure his legacy outlived his life on earth: Like an entrepreneur, who scales a successful enterprise, Jesus made certain that he had a plan of succession. Jesus spent three years preparing his apostles to be leaders and carry on His ministry. He personally schooled each of them on Scripture, taught them how to deepen their faith, how to teach and inspire and gave them the deeper understanding of His parables that, once understood, unlock the gates of Heaven. As planned, these men traveled far and wide, after His death and resurrection, to spread His teachings and ignite a revolution. On Peter, His rock, He built His Church which continues to shine brightly today.

Jesus certainly was “not a socialist.” Jesus introduced the Holy Spirit into this world and where the Holy Spirit dwells there is freedom. Conversely, socialism “robs” us of our freedom.

Socialism “denies and disrespects” the divinity and individuality of each of God’s children. It replaces worship of God with worship of the state and allows the state to pick winners and losers.

A socialist government cares little about God or our relationship to Him. By design it is “anathema” to God in that it governs by lack and subtraction, taking from one to give to another.

By design God’s governance is one of plenty and multiplication always adding more to whatever is given.

Santa Isn’t Real

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2016 by andelino

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Santa is “everywhere” you look during the “Christmas” season, and that can be “confusing” for children.

Seeing so many Santa’s “inevitably” brings up the question, “Is Santa real? And if Santa is real, which Santa is real?”

No parent wants to “lie” to his or her child. And no parent wants to burst the “magical bubble” that makes the Santa season so “precious.”

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So, Texas Pastor Dave Grisham “decided” to take it up himself to telling kids the “truth” at a mall.

I can live with “hardcore” religious zealots convincing themselves that “dinosaurs” never existed or that “evolution” is a farce.

I sometimes “catch” myself believing that “stuff “whenever I watch Mac’s “rant” against science in “Always Sunny”

Butt there is no way I can “understand” somebody telling a bunch of “kids” at a mall that Santa is “fake” but Jesus is “real.”

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Even the most “soulless” Grinch thinks that it is “harsh” to steal the “Santa” story from those “alien looking elves.”

The minute you find out that Santa is a “fake” your psychological clock to “becoming” an adult without “hopes & dreams” begins.

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As someone who “had” his hopes and dreams “crushed” eons ago, we need to make “sure” that kids get to cherish “fantasy” life for as long as “humanly” possible, at least until “elementary” school.

Many parents “refrain” from telling their kids the Santa “myth” at all because they don’t want to “lie.”

Here are a some great “ways” to explain Santa to your children without “destroying” the magic of the season.

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Renegade Pope Francis

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2016 by andelino

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“Renegade” Pope Francis said that Christians “spreading” the gospel is the same as Muslims “waging” jihad.s

In a shocking interview, the Pope likened Jesus Christ to ISIS and said Muslim migrants must “inbreed” with Europeans to counter “declining birth rates.”

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“Today, I don’t think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam,” he told French newspaper La Croix.

“It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam, however, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.”

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The Pope also said he “dreaded” hearing about the “Christian roots of Europe” because, to him, they take on “colonialist overtones” and he called on European nations to “integrate” Muslim migrants into the continent.

“This integration is all the more necessary today since, as a result of a selfish search for well-being, Europe is experiencing the grave problem of a declining birth rate,” he stated.

“A demographic emptiness is developing.”

Pope Francis, who has taken in 3 Syrian “Muslim” refugee families into the Vatican but no Syrian “Christian” refugees, seems to think that the “armies of Muslim migrants” pouring into Western European countries are “nothing to be concerned about.”

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He is “dead” wrong. It’s absolutely an “economic and sociological” disaster.

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His opinions are “stunningly” similar to those of top “Iman” Sheikh Muhammad Ayed, who said Muslims should “exploit” the migrant crisis to breed with Europeans and “conquer their countries.”

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“Europe has become old and decrepit and needs human reinforcement… they are not motivated by compassion for the Levant, its people and its refugees… soon, we will trample them underfoot, Allah willing,” he stated.

“Throughout Europe, all the hearts are enthused with hatred toward Muslims. They wish that we were dead, but they have lost their fertility, so they look for fertility in our midst.”

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“We will give them fertility! We will breed children with them, because we shall conquer their countries!”

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Pope Francis also promoted “socialism” during the interview.

“A completely free market does not work,” he claimed. “Markets in themselves are good but they also require a fulcrum, a third party, or a state to monitor and balance them.”

“In other words, what is needed is a social market economy.”

It’s been estimated that in the 20th century alone, “socialism and communism” resulted in the deaths of at least 130 million people.

I must have missed the “Bible” chapters where Jesus’ disciples “behead people, force them into sex slavery and make them pay a tax or being executed if they refuse to convert.”

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Who Obama Really Is

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 8, 2016 by andelino

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“22-CityView” presents Barack Obama speaking at the Cambridge Public Library. Recorded on September 20, 1995, this originally “aired” on Channel 37 Cambridge Municipal Television as an episode of the show “The Author Series.”

In the video “From the Vault” Obama discusses his book “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” which at the time had just been released a few months previously.

The speech itself isn’t exactly free from “controversial” material.

In it, Obama described how his worldview as a teenager held that “any distinction between good and bad whites held negligible meaning,” inasmuch as they were all “racist.”

He also “equates” calling someone who held this worldview “paranoid” equivalent to calling him the “N-word.”

Here’s the full video of Obama’s speech:

Frank Marshall Davis, of course, was a former member of the Communist Party USA who managed to earn a 600-page dossier of his activities from the FBI as well as a place on the bureau’s “security index,” essentially meaning he could have been arrested at any time.

Davis was also virulently “anti-Christian,” as evidenced in a “blasphemous” poem he wrote, titled “Christ is a Dixie Nigger,” in which Christ is a “black bastard and a Communist,” who did not die on the “cross” and certainly did not “resurrect” from the dead.

While Obama managed to keep his association with Frank Marshall Davis out of the spotlight for long enough to earn himself both “election and re-election,” one wonders how many Americans would have “voted” for Obama if this had been “public” knowledge in 2008.

Of course, this all was public “knowledge” if you knew where to look.

The media “certainly” did, but didn’t bother to “inform” us.

We’re all “paying” the price now for another year of America’s “transformation” to a third world country.

If after reading this, you still want to think he is “not” a Muslim, then that will be your “right” to do so. But it won’t be because someone didn’t try to “warn you and open your eyes to the truth.”

20 Quotes By Barack Hussein Obama About Islam and Mohammed

#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”
#2 “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer”
#3 “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”
#4 “As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
#5 “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
#6 “Islam has always been part of America”
#7 “we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities”
#8 “These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”
#9 “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
#10 “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”
#11 “Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”
#12 “So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”
#13 “In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”
#14 “Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”
#15 “Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality”
#16 “The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’”
#17 “I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”
#18 “We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”
#19 “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
#20 “I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

20 Quotes By Barack Hussein Obama About Christianity and the Bible

#1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”
#2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”
#3 “Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?”
#4 “Even those who claim the Bible’s inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages – the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ’s divinity – are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life.”
#5 “The American people intuitively understand this, which is why the majority of Catholics practice birth control and some of those opposed to gay marriage nevertheless are opposed to a Constitutional amendment to ban it. Religious leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they should recognize this wisdom in their politics.”
#6 From Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope: “I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex—nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount.”
#7 Obama’s response when asked what his definition of sin is: “Being out of alignment with my values.”
#8 “If all it took was someone proclaiming I believe Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins, and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep coming to church, would they.”
#9 “This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and proselytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell.”
#10 “I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. That’s just not part of my religious makeup.”
#11 “I don’t presume to have knowledge of what happens after I die. But I feel very strongly that whether the reward is in the here and now or in the hereafter, the aligning myself to my faith and my values is a good thing.”
#12 “I’ve said this before, and I know this raises questions in the minds of some evangelicals. I do not believe that my mother, who never formally embraced Christianity as far as I know … I do not believe she went to hell.”
#13 “Those opposed to abortion cannot simply invoke God’s will–they have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths.”
#14 On his support for civil unions for gay couples: “If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount.”
#15 “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
#16 “In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology”
#17 “On Easter or Christmas Day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.”
#18 “We have Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and their own path to grace is one that we have to revere and respect as much as our own”
#19 “All of us have a responsibility to work for the day when the mothers of Israelis and Palestinians can see their children grow up without fear; when the Holy Land of the three great faiths is the place of peace that God intended it to be; when Jerusalem is a secure and lasting home for Jews and Christians and Muslims, and a place for all of the children of Abraham to mingle peacefully together as in the story of Isra — (applause) — as in the story of Isra, when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, peace be upon them, joined in prayer. (Applause.)”
#20 “I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.”

Voices From the Heart

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2015 by andelino

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign needs a “resurrection” but this is a strange way to go about it.

The Democrat invited the “alternative” women’s chorus “Voices From the Heart” to sing at a campaign event.

And the group did so, “distorting” the African-American spiritual version of “Woke Up This Morning With My Mind On Jesus.”

Woke up this mornin’ with my mind, stayin’ on Hillary
Woke up this mornin’ with my mind, stayin’ on Hillary
Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah!

Wow! Replacing “Jesus” with Hillary Clinton in a song! Seriously? Worshiping “lies, deceit and killing” in the name of “feminaziism!” We are doomed.

“Voices From the Heart,” which consists of 200 members, didn’t just decide to “praise” Clinton on its own.

Clinton’s campaign invited them to “sing,” according to a post on the group’s Facebook page:

“Calling all Voice Singers, Active Singers and Sabbatical Singers! Please check your email for details of an amazing invitation we’ve received from the Hillary Clinton campaign to sing Saturday morning in New Hampshire. We need a certain # of singers to sign on before we can commit later today.”

It is unclear who decided to replace “Jesus” with “Hillary” in the lyrics. The group did not “respond” to an email seeking comment.

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Clinton needs all the “help” she can get in New Hampshire. A NBC News/Marist poll released shows that Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders “leads” the former secretary of state by “nine” points.

Clinton was “up” by 10 over Sanders when the same “poll” was conducted in July.

“Voices From the Heart” has put a political “spin” on African folk songs before.

Back in January 2009, the chorus sang and “dedicated” the Swahili folk hymnal “Bwana Awabiriki” to newly-elected president Barack Obama.

Swahili is one of the official “languages” of Kenya, the homeland of Obama’s father.

As with its “ode” to Clinton, the group “interspersed” Obama’s name in the song.

Befitting the profound “lack” of intelligence of those who “lust” after Hillary from afar, their songs of “love and desire” are about as much fun as a “blow up Hill.”

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The “incarcerated” LGBTFQAPBCU© population wakes up in the morning “dreaming and singing” about Hillary, eagerly “anticipating” having her as a penitentiary “room-mate.”

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It’s All About Muhammad

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2015 by andelino

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The recent “violence” over the Mohammed “cartoons” in Texas has once again brought up the centuries-old question: “What makes the followers of Mohammed more violent than the followers of Yahweh, Christ, Buddha, or even Satan?”

The short video below “points” to a very compelling theory.

In a nutshell, the “Islam-related higher-than-average” death toll likely stems from the fact that Muslims have always been trying to “emulate” Mohammed’s superpowers, whether they “possessed” them or not, to their “own” detriment.

To make matters “worse,” while some of those powers were “real,” others were not more than “old wives/husbands/same-sex life partners’ tales.”

You may have heard wondrous stories about how “prepubescent” girls touched by Mohammed instantly transformed into “mature” women by developing secondary “sexual” characteristics in a blink of an eye.

Or how Mohammed once “defeated” Chuck Norris in single combat; or how Mohammed had his socks “catapulted” into a besieged fortress, causing the enemy to “panic and beg for mercy.”

Some of that can’t be “true” simply because Mohammed never “wore” socks, or because even he wasn’t “foolish” enough to challenge Chuck Norris, otherwise Islam may have “turned out” to be a completely different religion.

It is a documented fact, however, that Mohammed would seriously “impress” his contemporaries with his ability to “froth” at the mouth while “convulsing” on the ground, see the same “object” no matter the direction he looked, have “hallucinations” of dazzling light, his amazing superpowers regarding “prepubescent” girls and instantaneous “commune” with divine Allah.

The trouble with today’s “Islam” is that Muslims still zealously insist on “emulating” the symptoms of Mohammed’s paroxysms of “epileptic insanity, psychopathology, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, paranoia, and other mental pathologies,” a practice that is “consistently” turning generations of Muslim “worshipers” into a walking Medical Sales Desk Reference.

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These and many more “fun” facts that are sure to give you hours of “nightmares” you’ll discover in a meticulously researched book titled “It’s All About Muhammad.”

This profoundly “insightful” volume also explains why Muslim “pray” five times a day, why “adoption” is a no-no, why the “Qur’an” reads like a handy “reference guide” on how to properly “kill and conquer” Jews and Kafirs (non Muslims,) and much, much more.

Muslims are “raised” with the idea that Allah “talked” to Muhammad and “dictated” the Qur’an to him. This idea forms the foundation of his religion: “There is but one Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger” is the primary “declaration” of faith.

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Allah, the belief goes, transmitted his “eternal” word to an angel who then “conveyed” it to Muhammad either in “person” or through “inspirational” means.

This is what Muhammad “claimed” about himself, so this is what his “followers” believe.

However, to people who undertake an “objective” reading of the Qur’an and an “examination” of his life, the idea that Muhammad “communed” with the divine may come across as “weird ludicrous, and revolting.”

The “cumulative” details about him in the original literature and in the verses of the Qur’an paint an image of a grotesquely “violent and cold-blooded man,” someone who “ruthlessly” committed crime after crime as he “forced” what he called “Allah’s religion” on people.

He was anything “but” godly.

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Heavenly Residence

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2014 by andelino

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Former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg believes he’s going “straight” to heaven after working to eliminate “smoking, obesity,” and his efforts to “promote gun control.”

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Here’s the full context of Bloomberg’s heaven quotation:

“Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of his school newsletter. But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

As for the “gun control” push, Bloomberg wants gun rights advocates to “fear” him.

He plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide “grass-roots network” to motivate low information voters who feel strongly about “curbing” gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually “out muscle” the National Rifle Association.

“We’ve got to make them afraid of us,” he said.

Bloomberg plans to merge his “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” and “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” into a new group called “Every town for Gun Safety.”

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Maybe the four “blood moons” encouraged Michael to do some “soul” searching of “late” to purchase a “heavenly residence” in the great hereafter.

Has “communism” added a touch of “deism” to its Jewish “atheism” as a sort of “insurance” policy?

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Since Bloomberg is a “non-believing” Jew he must be “quoting” the Old Testament.

I think the New Testament application is “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven,” unless he donates heavily to gun control.

This should at least dispel the “outdated” belief that you can’t “buy” your way into heaven.

According to the Bible, Jesus died for “sinners” who didn’t have enough money to “purchase” heaven on their own.

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Sorry Michael, I don’t believe the “Apostle of Affluence” theory.

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Now, go in “peace” and spread your “gospel” to the “one” percenter.

Obama and Easter

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by andelino

As I was listening to the 2014 (and hopefully last) White House Easter prayer breakfast , I am more than ever “convinced” that Barack Hussein Obama is not a “Bible believing Christian”…but a “disguised” devout Muslim.

Here are three “indisputable” facts of “blasphemy:

Fact 1: Obama falsely stated that “we celebrate the glory of the Resurrection — all so that we might be forgiven of our sins and granted everlasting life. And more than 2,000 years later, it inspires us still.”

Bible Scholars generally agree that Jesus, who lived to about his thirties, died on the cross between 30-36 AD. For Obama’s statement that the Resurrection occurred “more than 2,000 years ago” to be true, Jesus would have had to have died and been resurrected in 13 AD or earlier.

Fact 2: Obama said “it’s also a chance to remember the tremendous sacrifice that led up to that day, and all that Christ endured — not just “as a Son of God,” but as a human being.

According to the teachings of the Bible Christ is “the” Son of God, not “a” Son of God. No “Bible believing Christian” would call Jesus Christ “a Son of God” as the President did.

Fact 3: Obama unexpectedly tapped the first openly gay Episcopal Bishop, Gene Robinson, to lead the closing Easter Prayer who tweeted about the honor, ironically taking the Lord’s name in vain in the process.

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“OMG,” for the religious uninitiated, is short for “Oh my God.”

No “Bible believing Christian” would call on a “gay” minister to give the Easter “blessing” since the Bible clearly teaches that “homosexuality” is a sin.

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In this week of White House “religiosity and intolerance,” let us pause for a moment and reflect on the final words of our “Community Organizer” Saul in his address to the nations “BO rinthians”….

“And cravenly seek the baser things. For I show you an even more corrupted way.”

“Though I shriek with the tongues of demons and harpies but have not envy, I am become unsounded brass and padded gongs. And though I have the gift of doublespeak and distorted all truth and all wisdom and though I have hypocrisy and cynicism to divide whole civilizations into paralyzing rancor and despair but stirred up no envy … I am nothing.”

“And though I tax all earned wealth to give to the idle and ungrateful and though I give up the careers and reputations of friends and underlings to be tossed under the bus … but increased not envy, it profits me nothing.”

“Envy tolerates nothing and is cruel. Envy does not love. Envy seeks but to provoke, thinks naught but evil, rejoices in iniquity, recoils from the truth, corrupts all things, finds all things unbearable, finds all things hopeless, makes all things unendurable.”

“Envy never fails. But whether there are resentments, they will fail. Whether there is degeneracy, it will cease. Whether there are falsehoods, it will pass away. For now we lie in part and we dissemble in part, but when he who is The One has come, then measures that were partial will be done away with.”

“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, thought as a child, reasoned as a child, but when I failed to become a man, I redoubled my focus on childish things. But now abide Malice, Deceit and Envy — but the greatest of these is Envy.”

“But take heart!” “I, Barack Hussein Obama, have overcome the world.”

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Praise be to the “Almighty” Obama, the man who was “blinded” by envy on the road to “academic idolization” and, as result of his “moment of epiphany”, decided to dedicate his life to “anti-Christ” teachings as recorded in the testimonial “Rules for Radicals.”

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And here is Al Sharpton’s message for Easter:

“I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.

The story of Jesus on the cross. No matter what they humiliated him with. No matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he could rise. And the story of Easter and my message for this Easter session is no matter what unearned suffering you go through, that if you know you can rise above it, don’t become like the diseases that you fight.

As I looked at President Obama at our convention where all he took he’s been able to rise politically again. I’m not comparing him to Jesus, but I am saying that to every crucifixion there is a resurrection for those who believe.”

Obama and Sharpton inspire me every time I think of them.

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