The Most Important Answer to the Most Important Question,”Why?” Serve Christ?

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The Key to Successful Discipleship in Christ is to Answer the Question “Why?”

       I believe that most of the shortcomings and failings of the church stem from the failure to successfully answer the question “Why should I give my all to Christ?”

       The answer is in the Gospel, and by Gospel I mean the cross and the resurrection of Christ.

       Because of His love, we can have a personal and intimate life in Christ, and we can confidently confront the brokenness of this world.

       When we have come to love Christ as He loved us, we will together with Christ and by His indwelling Spirit, yearn to give our all to Him because He first gave His all for us.

       Our faith is strongest when our love for God is stronger than any fear, desire, or potential loss we could know because it is anchored in a confidence rooted in His love for us, fully expressed by the cross.

       I like to say, When we love God with all our heart and soul and strength, then there is no room left to love anything contrary to God.

Why?

We love Him because He first loved us.”

(1 John 4:19, NKJV)

 

Foremost Genetic Expert Francis Collins Says DNA is “The Language in Which God Created Life”

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Mankind Was Created by Jesus -The Word Made Flesh, and With His Words,

and the Result is That We Have Words at Our Core.

Jesus is God incarnate. 

Yes, He is the Word made flesh that dwelt among us as John’s Gospel tells us in chapter 1 ,”all things were created by Him”.

This ,”Word”, coincides with Genesis in the Bible where God “said, let us create man in our image”.

I’m saying that DNA is literally a detailed account of what God said when He created man.

We have evidence that God exists in ourselves.
In DNA we are witnessing through science the transcending of the natural realm into physical evidence for the miraculous.

Read this excerpt from a book written by the world’s foremost Geneticist Francis Collins –

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“As the leader of the international Human Genome Project, which had labored mightily over more than a decade to reveal this DNA sequence, I stood beside President Bill Clinton in the East Room of the White House…”

“Clinton’s speech began by comparing this human sequence map to the map that Meriwether Lewis had unfolded in front of President Thomas Jefferson in that very room nearly two hundred years earlier.”

“Clinton said, “Without a doubt, this is the most important, most wondrous map ever produced by humankind.”

But the part of his speech that most attracted public attention jumped from the scientific perspective to the spiritual. “Today,” he said, “we are learning the language in which God created life.

We are gaining ever more awe for the complexity, the beauty, and the wonder of God’s most divine and sacred gift.”

“I had worked closely with the president’s speechwriter in the frantic days just prior to this announcement, and had strongly endorsed the inclusion of this paragraph.”

“When it came time for me to add a few words of my own, I echoed this sentiment:

“It’s a happy day for the world.

It is humbling for me, and awe-inspiring, to realize that we have caught the first glimpse of our own instruction book, previously known only to God.”

“Why would a president and a scientist, charged with announcing a milestone in biology and medicine, feel compelled to invoke a connection with God? Aren’t the scientific and antithetical?….

for me the experience of sequencing the human genome, and uncovering this most remarkable of all texts, was both a stunning scientific achievement and an occasion of worship.”

~Francis S. Collins, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief~

This Is Who Jesus Christ Is to Me – An Easter Reflection for All Year

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What is it like to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? 

I’m not talking about merely knowing a lot facts about Jesus.

The point of this article is WHO Jesus is to Me, not merely what.

The HOW of Jesus is the Gospel story, but the WHO is the untold reward.

Greater than the gift is the love that gave the gift, but the Giver is greater still.

You can know Jesus, and He abides IN the hearts of all who put their trust in Him.

I will fail to tell all that Jesus is.

But I will make an attempt to share ,as best I can, just who Jesus is to me.

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Jesus Christ is my best thought, my most cherished possession, He is God and man, Savior and Creator, and to know Him more is my greatest ambition.

Oh the height, depth, and breadth of all that Jesus is!

He is the only way , the only truth, the meaning and purpose of life, and the only hope for eternity.

He is the author of the language of the information of life we call DNA, and the undesigned-Designer, eternal and ever-existing, who orchestrated the fine-tuned Big Bang so that our universe could sustain life.

He is the wonder in nature and science, each reflecting His infinite beauty, order, and intelligibility.

His courage to face a grievous death and torture was driven by a boundless love for everyone.
He endured rejection so we could be accepted.

He has borne our shame and by His stripes we are healed.

He died so we could live.

He defeated death for us and rose from the grave victorious.

He hears our most distant thoughts and our most earnest prayers.

He longs for us to know and love Him with all our heart, mind, and strength and all that is in us.

Christ’s love is stronger than sin and death, and mightier than any bonds known to ensnare the hearts and minds of mankind.

Only Christ’s Spirit and love can evoke love so strong in the hearts of sinners that it burns away all other passions.

Jesus is hope when all else is hopeless.  He is love when all around us is hate.  He is the reason to live when faith in all else is gone.

Nothing can drive Him away from any who truly trust Him.
He will never leave us or forsake us.

No desire, temptation, or affection can compare to knowing Christ; and anyone who truly knows Him would never choose to leave His presence – for nothing else compares to knowing Jesus Christ who is God and who is Love.

Though I walk through the Valley Of The Shadow Of Death I will fear no evil, for He is with me.

He so loved us that He came down from His glorious throne and became one of us.
He left majesty to live in humility.

 He humbly worked as one of us with the same hands that formed the universe,

all to save us, even before we knew Him.

He is all powerful, yet for the joy before Him, He endured death on a cross for those who loved Him and those who hated Him.

After three days He opened the tomb they laid Him in and rose from death.
Even now He opens His arms to beckon to all who labor and are heavy laden to give us life and rest.

My heart is bound and accountable to Christ’s heart who gave His blood to cleanse my soul of sin.

Duty as motivation is not worthy of comparison to the intimate resolve to love Christ.
Christ’s love, when realized, goes beyond motivation, discipline, and dedication.

Christ’s love is limitless and the one who knows such love is confident in trials and courageous in tribulation.

The human mind may seek in vain to grasp the full scope of God’s love, but we should continually endeavor to do so.

Jesus Christ is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, and everything in between.

His promises are sure and are anchored in His great love, which He publicly demonstrated on the cross for you and me.

And, believe me, when I say this; words can’t even begin to express to others this inexpressible love Christ is in the hearts of those who know Him.

Jesus is the Most Sacred Flame, the Light of the World, inextinguishable and inexhaustible, burning in the hearts of all who trust Him as Savior.

The totality of who Jesus is to all who know Him cannot be fully expressed because He transcends measure, time, and space.

He alone is worthy of our eternal praise.

 

Everything Connects to Everything Else ~ Leonardo da Vinci ~

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“Study the art of science and the science of art.”

“Especially, learn how to see.
Realize that everything connects to everything else”

~Leonardo da Vinci~

This quote by da Vinci reveals the primary guiding principles of one of the great minds of art and science.

As a Christian, I can see how da Vinci had discovered that all things were connected.

Connection implies a common origin.

Scripture states that ALL things came from Christ.

In Christ all things find origin and connection.

Colossians 1:17
“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”

(Colossians 1:15-20)

This big wheel of life centers on Christ. He is the one of whom all things begin and end and are held together.

Christ is the Center by which all things are connected.

Christ The King – He Rode a Donkey’s Colt – But Will Soon Ride a White Horse

“Do not be afraid,Oh Daughter of Zion; see, your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” (John 12:15)

Today we celebrate the Triumphal Entry, when Christ came into Jerusalem on the celebration of passover, (also called Palm Sunday), when the Jews would sacrifice a lamb ,”without spot or blemish,” to pay for the sins they had committed in the previous year.

A donkey’s colt was neither tame or considered able to be ridden.

For Jesus to come into Jerusalem in this manner was considered miraculous by those who witnessed it.

The Jews wanted to make Jesus their King, but they did not know that He had come to be their Savior, the lamb of God, without spot or blemish, that will,” take away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29)

This is the Jesus we know now, the humble servant leader that laid down His life for us, in sacrifice to pay for our sins.

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,” (1 Peter 3:18)

This Jesus calls to us to come to Him and makes it clear that He has done all the heavy lifting.

He only wants us to rest from our own works and to trust His humble gentle heart.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”(Matthew 11:28-30)

But the day is coming when Christ will come down again , only He will show us another dimension to His title of King Of Kings and Lord of Lords.

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“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

   KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Revelation 19:11-16)

The Bible tells us much about each age that has been, and those that are still to come.

For He will come again.

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

The time to prepare for the age to come is now.

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

(Romans 10:9)

The Love of God – The Supreme Apologetic – The Context of The Gospel

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,” Ephesians 1:18

What is the love of God and why is it important?

Where do the doctrines of God’s love and God’s Holiness rank in importance in Christian theology ?

The love of God is the heart of the gospel and represents the linkage between all of God’s attributes as they relate to mankind .

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

(John 3:16)

 The love of God is the supreme apologetic of all our theology.

So why is it that Christianity has always been in peril from legalism?

The book of Galatians is a wonderful rendition of God’s grace, but it was written to Christians who had wandered from the pure truth of the gospel.

Moral-ism, the idea that we earn favor with God by our good works, had taken hold of the Galatians church.

In a world that seems to be growing darker by the day, we need to shine as beacons of light like never before.

We need to embrace and then reflect God’s love to the world as revealed in Christ.

Our message must be the fullness of all the purity and brilliance found in Christ’s expression of love to us on the cross.

Our self centeredness desires moral-ism, pride, legalism and self-righteous exaltation.

The tendency toward Legalism among Christians is , as one brave pastor has put it, “not only prevalent, but it is the norm.” ( Dr. Tim Keller)

We need to revisit the gospel continually in order to be reminded of the cost, so we will remember what we owed, in order to love Him as He deserves, …

with our all.

Not because our salvation can be lost, but because we can loose sight of the fullness of what Christ did for us.

MAY GOD GRANT US A REVIVAL OF THE AWARENESS OF HIS GREAT LOVE.

MAY WE REFLECT GOD’S GREAT LOVE TO A WORLD THAT IS LITERALLY DIEING FOR LACK OF AWARENESS OF HIS LOVE.

We are told we need the GOSPELIZATION of all our theology.

That everything needs to point to Christ and His Supremacy.

Supremacy is a matter of emphasis, supreme emphasis in this case.

The following is an outline of  Christian theology as represented with Biblical Emphasis as the context.

Biblical Emphasis is what God has revealed in the Bible as a whole to be of greatest importance.

First and of foremost importance is the fact that God is love.

The second is like the first in that it is how God showed His love for us when He sent His one and only Son. (John 3:16)

Christian Theology in the Context of Biblical Emphasis – Gospelization

God Is Love.  – 1 John 4:8 , 1John 4:16

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

God Created Us To Have A Relationship With Him. – Genesis 1:27

“So God created man in his own image,
   in the image of God he created him;
   male and female he created them”


Sin Separated Us From Our Perfect And Holy Creator.  – Isaiah 53:5,6

“But he was pierced for our transgressions,
   he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
   and by his wounds we are healed.
 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
   each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
   the iniquity of us all.”

God Loved Us And Came To Save Us In The Personage Of Jesus Christ. – 1 John 4:10

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

Christ Died For Us And Then Conquered Death For Us Before We Knew Him. – Romans 5:8

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

God Offers Salvation As A Gift To All Who Receive It By Faith In Christ As Lord And Savior. – Ephesians 2:8,9

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”

God’s Salvation For Us Takes Place In Our Hearts. – Romans 10:9,10

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

God Comes Into The Heart Of The Believer To Seal Us As His Own Forever. – Ephesians 1:13,14 – Ephesians 4:30 – II Corinthians 1:21,22 – 2 John 1:2

“Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”

God’s Spirit In Us Is Love. – John 7:38

“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”

God’s Spirit Works In Our Hearts To Change Our Desires And The Result Is Growth In Love For Him.  – Philippians 2:13

“for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”

We Love And Serve God Because He First Loved Us. – 1 John 4:19

“We love because he first loved us.”

Genuine Love For God Results In Motives That Please God.- 1 Corinthians 4:5 and 16:14

“Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.”

“Do everything in love.”

Motives That Please God Result In Works That Honor God. – 1 John 5:2-5

“This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,  for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”

He Will Be Called Mighty God , Everlasting Father

Isaiah 9:6 ” For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6 was written about 700 years before God came down in the personage of Jesus Christ.

The verse foretells the birth of a child whom Christianity celebrates at Christmas time every year. The child’s birth is hailed as the coming of a savior who would save mankind from the curse of sin and death.

Our sin nature had taken us far from God. He came to us. He became one of us. He lived like one of us. He suffered and died in our place. Then Christ rose from death to prove He is the author and creator of life and offers life to all who choose to receive Him as Lord and Savior. He will not force us, He made a way for us and beckons us to receive Him.

At Christmas time we celebrate the ultimate act of love and humility performed by God for us. May we all remember the gift of eternal life was bought with pain and suffering, shame and rejection, and Christ’s own blood that He gave to pay our debt. God personally paid the debt we owed Him. He did not send another to do His work for him.

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you are saved, through faith – and that not from yourselves , it is the gift of God – not by works , so that no one can boast.”

To receive God’s gift of Eternal Life you need only to ask God to save you and receive Him as your Savior and God.

We were created for fellowship with our Creator God. Our fulfillment is met only through a relationship with God through the personage of Jesus Christ our Savior.

He promises to live in you and to never leave you or forsake you. His Spirit living in the believer will grow our love for Him and for His desires in place of our own.

Remember, Christ is also part of this gift. He is our , “Wonderful Counselor”, and He is love. We are created for a relationship with Him, therefore He alone can fulfill mankind’s greatest desire.

He is love. And it is by His indwelling Spirit of love that we are changed.
So don’t worry about old habits. If you really mean it when you ask Him into your heart, He will live in you forever and will never leave you.

Christian! You Cannot Love God with all your Heart if You Do Not Hate Evil – Learn to Hate what God Hates

Our country is under attack.

Have the courage to look at it and see it for what it is.

Evil has broken through our gates through lies resulting riots, death and destruction.

Hitler staged a similar event now known as the Night of Broken Glass with 2 days of riots while leaders looked the other way.

This overwhelmed the system of law and order and then the NAZI party eventually took over and replaced those who served and protected with those who dominated and threatened anyone who did not comply with the new system.

It started with an unjust death as the excuse to riot.

And just like the present, the church was silent, did not see it for what it was, and in some cases condoned it.

How are we to respond?

A Christian by calling and title is to be Christ-like.

Jesus said we are to love our enemies.

We turn the other cheek,

We do good to those who persecute us.

We love and pray for our enemies,

We are called to overcome evil with good.

We are also told to resist the devil, our enemy Satan.

We are told to Love God AND hate evil.

We are to Love what God loves and hate what God hates.

The Good Shepherd defends the sheep.

The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the Sheep.

The Good Shepherd crushed the head of our mortal enemy Satan under His heal!

Therefore Christians are NOT called to be pacifists who are complacent. 

To do so is to be complacent in evil and and the shedding of innocent blood that follows.

God hates lies, and He said that Satan has been a lier from the beginning and is the father of lies.

Lies are Satan’s primary means to steal, kill and destroy.

Such as He has perpetrated here in America and also in many places around the globe.

Christian!

It is time to learn how to love God AND hate evil !

Don’t be hateful, but just understand the perfect harmony of loving God and hating anything contrary to Him. 

Evil has stormed our gates with , broken into our country, murdered our countrymen and threatens our freedom and sovereignty and even more, our primary purpose unique to America. To be that beacon of hope and freedom born out of the rights we were founded upon.

America is Different than Any Other Country in History!

Unlike any country before us, We The People are tasked with rightful leadership in this Republic and are therefore responsible for our household E Pluribus Unum, of the Many- One.

All Americans are our own, our neighbors, our family regardless of race.

And the Bible also says that if any who name Christ will not provide for his own he is worse than an unbeliever.

Our country and the truth needs you to defend her

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11

 

Kristallnacht, we will try to live through it…

America! Riots Helped Hitler’s NAZI Party Take Away German Freedom and the Church Said Nothing – It’s Happening Again!

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“Our father took me and my little sister in his arms that night,
and said, ‘this is the beginning of a very difficult time, and we’ll try to live through it’.”

Ruth Winkelmann remembering The Night of Broken Glass


(United States Holocaust Museum)

The greatest gift that all of us can give to our country as patriotic Americans
is to live out our lives as faithful Catholic Americans who have been entrusted
with the fullness of faith and the fullness of divine life and the fullness of power
without which our country will not endure.

Dr. Scott Hahn
from A Father Who Keeps His Promises

I don’t think Dr. Hahn would mind me substituting “faithful Christian American”
in place of “faithful Catholic American—as I think it is a most fitting assertion…
in that, it is a gift that all Believers should be offering—
as in a gift given from ourselves…

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Christ Rode a Donkey – He Will Soon Ride a White Horse

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One Like the Son of Man – Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Christian Trinity

The term,”trinity”, is not in the Bible and was brought up much later, but what is termed,”a high view of  Christology”, that is, that Christ is and was eternally divine and never just a man, is in both the old and new testaments,  the Gospels,  and Christ referred to Himself as such as recorded over 80 times in the Gospels.
For instance,  Jesus’s references of  Himself as the “Son of Man”. Islam uses this to refute the Christian claim that Christ is God in the flesh. They say,”Jesus called Himself son of man, so He clearly was not the Son of God.”
But what if “Son of Man” means something far more?
In Daniel 7 we read a prophecy –
13“I was watching in the night visions,
And behold, One like the Son of Man,
Coming with the clouds of heaven!
He came to the Ancient of Days,
And they brought Him near before Him.

14Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom,
That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
Which shall not pass away,
And His kingdom the one
Which shall not be destroyed.”
(Daniel 7:13,14,The Bible )

Daniel basically said He looked like one of us! And in the beginning of creation God said ” Let us make man in our image” !

God used a plurality “our” description.

Daniel is in effect saying “He looks like one of us” , when in reality We look like Him! His image.

And look at the Gospel of Mark,  the oldest Gospel.

61But He kept silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”

62Jesus said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

63Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “What further need do we have of witnesses?

64“You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.”
(The Gospel of Mark, 14:61-64,The Bible )
The Jews believe in one God as do the Christians. You believe in more of a demi-god, half man half god such as greek and Roman mythology beliefs.
We believe that when Christ was born that God embodied flesh , not that He created another god.
Since the term ” Trinity” had already been used in reference to the three ways man has experienced God, as His omnipresent Spirit, that He is our heavenly Father,  and that He also has eternally existed in a form “like the Son of Man” Jesus Christ.  This would also give a clue to the Genesis account of the creation of man “in Our image” command.

“Our” means God was in community with Himself in three personages embodied in one Being.

And “Son of Man” originated from Daniel’s vision when he described God’s form as “like the Son of Man” only we are actually the ones who where created by Him in His image.

Dear Muslim – “Son of Man” Means Jesus Christ is God in the Form of a Man

Dear Muslim refugee,
Welcome to a free society where you can question everything including Muhammad and Islam. You don’t have to pin your hope for eternity on the opinion of Islamic teachers alone.

As part of the “Dear Muslim” series that will give you the information and resources you need to are tools to make an informed decision for yourself.

Jesus Christ referred to Himself as the “Son of Man” as recorded over eighty times in the Gospels.

You have been taught that this is proof Jesus is not God’s Son and divine and God in the form of a man. But what if the phrase “Son of Man” actually means more? In the Old Testament of the Bible, in the book of Daniel “Son of Man” clearly is referring to God.

This passage speaks of the same “Son of Man” in the Gospel of Mark, the oldest Gospel. Jesus says this ;

24“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;

25“the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

26“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.”
(The Gospel of Mark,13:24-26,, The New Testament ,The Bible )

This is the same “Son of Man” of the Prophet Daniel’s vision in the Old Testament of the Bible.

13“I was watching in the night visions,
And behold, One like the Son of Man,
Coming with the clouds of heaven!
He came to the Ancient of Days,
And they brought Him near before Him.

14Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom,
That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
Which shall not pass away,
And His kingdom the one
Which shall not be destroyed.
(Daniel 7:13,14, The Bible, Old Testament )

The fact that Jesus Christ called Himself the “Son of Man” as recorded in 80 verses in the Gospels is proof positive, Jesus called Himself God.

Unplanned Movie Review (2019) | Plugged In “Like Schindler’s List and Passion of the Christ”

Excerpt of Pluggedin Review

“Every now and then, a movie comes along that’s not just merely “good.” Or merely “must see” water-cooler fare. I’m talking about films that are genuinely important because they force us to see something clearly that perhaps we’ve never really seen before. Oftentimes, these can be gritty, graphic, difficult-to-sit-through films.

I’d put Schindler’s List in that category. And Saving Private Ryan. And Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. Not surprisingly, perhaps, all of those movies are rated R. They pull no punches in their detailed depiction of difficult, violent realities.

I’d put Unplanned in the same category as these films in terms of the emotional wallop it packs.”

https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/unplanned-2019

Rapid-onset gender dysphoria research vindicated – Family & Society – WORLD

https://world.wng.org/content/rapid_onset_gender_dysphoria_research_vindicated

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits” George Washington Issued the First Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789

There was the belief in separation of church and state among the founding fathers, but they were very intent on making Christianity the key influence to the success of this great Republic the United States of America.

Both branches of the legislatures crafted a Proclamation request that would be given to the president that would become our Thanksgiving Day.

So though there is no official Church sanctioned by the state our founding fathers overwhelming were Christians and unapologetically encouraged the growth of the Christian faith.

The adoption of the Christian faith must be freely chosen possessing the heart of the believer. Our hearts are a domain God Alone and it’s worthy of. A heart can only be given to God if one is free to choose to give it to Him.

New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor — and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be — That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks — for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation — for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war — for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed — for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted — for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions — to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually — to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed — to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord — To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us — and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.”

“Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.”

President George Washington

Watch “The Glory of the Crucified King by Dr. Maher Samuel” Easter

The Gospel Story In Arabic with subtitles – A truly inspired sermon.

Many people in the world struggle with the idea that God would become a man.

God loved his creation so much that He became one of us so he could save us from ourselves when we were separated from Him as a result of sin.

At Easter we celebrate God’s great love when He became a man, lived a perfect life, and became the perfect spotless Lamb of God who let himself be sacrificed to pay the price for our sin when He died on the cross.

When He rose again on the third day He demonstrated that He defeated death.

An almost equal amount of people in the world struggle with the idea that someone who is all-powerful could be treated so terribly and still be all-powerful.

We don’t recognize the ultimate power and majesty of Jesus Christ when it is manifested as humility and sacrifice.

God is perfect. To dwell with perfection we also must be perfect in our past, present, and future.

So only a perfect replacement for imperfect righteousness would work for us, and only God is perfect.

And God Came Down as the Man Jesus Christ to personally save us Himself.

He lived as one of us.

Dr. Samuel preaches in Arabic with English subtitles and brilliantly shows how God as Jesus was in control through the Betrayal and His trials and the crucifixion.

“No man takes my life but I lay it down freely” said Jesus (The Gospel of John 10:18)

Unlike anything found in human nature Jesus alone showed us ultimate strength present in ultimate humility for our salvation sake through the entire events of his trials suffering and death.

Perhaps strength through humility is not easy for us to recognize because it is so unfamiliar to humanity overall?

Pride, power, and forced compliance are more familiar to us.

But God through Jesus conquers hearts and minds by demonstrating supreme love for us.

Dr. Samuel also points out how Pontius Pilate and Pilot’s wife both testified that Jesus was a just man, thus fulfilling scripture of the Lamb of God without spot or blemish to take away the sin of the world.

Jesus Christ was even sovereign over death and rose from the grave on the third day.

He is the author of life and gives life to all who believe and place their hope and faith in Him for salvation from eternal judgement.

Do you believe that Jesus Christ did for you what you are incapable of doing for yourself?

The Gospel of John 1:

11He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
12But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
13who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

 Dr.John Lennox – Sorry Shelden, The Big Bang Theory Supports God as Creator – on YouTube

Dr. John Lennox was a student at Oxford during the same time Steven Hawking was. Dr. Lennox went on to teach Pure Mathmatics at Oxford and Queens College. 

He points out the fallacy of Stephen Hawking’s same quote that because the law of gravity exists the universe will create something from nothing.

Dr. Lennox , who also has a doctorate in philosophy, points out that because Hawking saying something comes from nothing is total nonsense.

So much for the Big Bang Theory disproving God as Creator. Quite the opposite!

 The Microwave Science discovering in 50s proved everything did come from a big bang but that all the conditions had to be perfect to such a degree that even Hawking implied it almost would have to be orchestrated by a supreme intelligence.

Watch “Where does Morality Come from? – Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017) & Ravi Zacharias Q&A” 

On September 16, 2017 Nabeel Qureshi passed from this life into the next. Nabeel fought long and hard with his stomach cancer. Now he has no more suffering, no more pain, only unimaginable joy in the presence of God.

  • In this particular video you will see Nabeel express his confidence in life after death because of Jesus Christ and the love and merciful grace of God.
  • We will miss you Nabeel.
  • Thank you for leaving us with three books and dozens of videos to help us find the Truth about God, Jesus, eternity, Christianity in contrast to what is taught in Islam.

“Because I live, you will live also.”

Jesus Christ in The Gospel of John 14:19

When Your Heart Says You are Depressed, Question it, and Remind it of All God Is and has Promised. Talk With Self

“The main problem in the whole matter of “spiritual depression” in a sense is this – we allow our “self” to talk to us instead of “talking to ourself.”  Most unhappiness in life is due to the fact that we “listen to ourselves” instead of “talking to ourselves.”  David, in effect, says, “Self, listen for a moment to what I have to say – why are you so cast down?”  The main art in the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself, question yourself, and preach to yourself – you must remind yourself who God is, and what God has done, and what God has promised to do”

From the Book “SPIRITUAL DEPRESSION”

by Martyn Lloyd-Jones- 
(1899 – 1981)

Depression is real. I would even say that at times feeling depressed is temporarily appropriate. Those times may even drag for a while. Days or even years. 

God is real too, and so are His promises. 

Even in death , believers in Christ as Lord, Savior, and God can claim victory. Its sure. 

13In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

14whofn is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 1:13, 14 The Bible

Islamophobia is Only a Phobia if there is Nothing to Fear – How Do We Know Islam is a Religion of Peace? 

Let’s start the discussion we should have had long ago.

Is Islam a religion of peace? Yes or no

And

How do we know? What is the basis for our conclusion?

A rational civil discussion. 

Insults and crude language we be sandblasted off this post, as will ridicule. 

Dear Muslim – Citizens and Refugees – Read “Seeking Allah,Finding Jesus, by Nabeel Qureshi

When Muslims flee Muslims to predominantly Christian countries for refuge, the claim that Islam is a Peaceful Religion dies a thousand deaths for every “good”Muslim that bad Muslims chase away.
The world is watching millions of refugees flee Islam, each refugee is a testament to the terror of Islam.

It is frustrating.
Well meaning and good people actually defending Islam unknowingly contribute to Muslim suffering .
We debate if Islam is a peaceful religion, when in fact it is both extremes.
This one thing will always reveal it as evil in the end. “No other God but Allah and no other religion but Islam” is the single most important objective in Islam, and this objective is drummed into Muslims through daily calls to prayer five times a day and broadcast from Mosques even in America. Islam demands no seperation of church and state. It is antithetical to democracy and freedom of speech. Islam beliefs call for jihad until the whole world is subdued for Allah. Only through thoughtful study of the Quran ,Hadiths, and the history of Muhammad and Islam that we can see Islam for what it really is.
Good Muslims flee bad Muslims and come to other countries, but bad Muslims eventually follow.
Good Muslims need to throw off the shackles of Islam for a completely peaceful religion, Christianity.

The most frustrating thing about talking to others about Islam, is that Islamic scriptures and commentaries are so violent and revolting to the civilized mind that quoting them sounds like lies to whoever hears you quote them. “No way is that true!” I repeatedly hear this from people who blindly defend Islam.

Yes. We dare not imagine an evil so unnatural, it inevitably engenders disbelief and denial. I get that. Why would anyone create a religion of violence and hate? But see it for what it really is. The World Trade Center fell as thousands of innocent people died and millions watched in disbelief, all of which was the result of a cult of hate.

Dear Muslim refugees. In the spirit of Christian love, I compel you to become Christian and flee from Islam, and be reconciled to God through faith in Christ. You have been lied to by your teachers.
God is a Father to all of mankind, and Jesus Christ is God Incarnate.
Your window of opportunity of freedom to choose your religion will not linger long if Islam follows you here. The Mosques and Imams will follow, and the daily prayers will drum once again from daybreak to sunset, and you and your loved ones will be lost. Now is the hour, today is the day.
Come to God through belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ, God incarnate. Only perfection can dwell with God. Only God is perfect. Only God could pay our sin debt on the cross.

“I am the way the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me.”

Watch “Leaving Islam: Volume Two (David Wood)” on YouTube

Watch “Lennox Vs. Dawkins Debate – Has Science Buried God?” on YouTube

A debate was scheduled at the Oxford Museum of Natural History between Atheist Richard Dawkins and Christian Denesh DeSuza, who was called away at the last minute for a family emergency.  Luckily Dr. John Lennox was in the crowd and graciously accepted the offer to take DeSuza’s place. Much to Richard Dawkins shagrin.
You see, the two of them debated once before, and Dawkins has apparently been reluctant to debate Lennox ever since.
You will enjoy this.

Scientists Run Calculations to PROVE the Existence of God

Scientists run calculations to PROVE the existence of God. http://tiny.iavian.net/eu17

“10 Facts Concerning What Islam Really Teaches about God and Jesus” Truths Every Muslim and Christian Should Know (by David Wood) 33 min.

 New Study by Johns-Hopkins – “that people are “born that way” — is not supported by scientific evidence.”

 The belief that sexual orientation is an innate, biologically fixed human property — that people are “born that way” — is not supported by scientific evidence.

Gay people weren’t ‘born this way’, newscientific paper claims | Breaking UK news

https://reportuk.org/2016/08/22/gay-people-werent-born-this-way-new-scientific-paper-claims/

The Conquest of Islam Verses Christian Liberty and All of Civilization 

The application fits-

14″But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.”

15″But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.

16″Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”

17Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”


(2 Corinthians 3:14-17, The Bible )


Dear Muslim,

leave Islam,  come to Jesus Christ,  for God came as Jesus Christ for you.


Jesus Told Us to Judge Not, But to Still Call a Threat What it Is

Matthew 7:1 “Judge not lest you be judged. “

Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”

Don’t be judgmental, but do be discerning. 


The Complete  Incompatibility of Islamic Theocracy with Democracy – Islam’s 1400 Year Quest to Fulfill Muhammad’s Prophecy to Dominate the World 

John Quincy Adams, President of the United Sta...

John Quincy Adams, President of the United States, served on the Board of Trustees in 1832. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6th President of the United States of America John Quincy Adams on Islam: 1824-1829

“In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar [i.e., Muhammad], the Egyptian, […..] Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. THE ESSENCE OF HIS DOCTRINE WAS VIOLENCE AND LUST.- TO EXALT THE BRUTAL OVER THE SPIRITUAL PART OF HUMAN NATURE…. Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. The war is yet flagrant … While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good will towards men.”   

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the Unite...

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. Deutsch: Winston Churchill, 1940 bis 1945 sowie 1951 bis 1955 Premier des Vereinigten Königreichs und Literaturnobelpreisträger des Jahres 1953. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Winston Churchill on Islam:

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.”

“A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”

“Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it.”

“No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

— Sir Winston Spencer Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899)

These were not uneducated men who knew nothing of their subject and had simply spoken recklessly. 

Rather, both of these great leaders of the free countries of Great Britton and of the United States of America spoke the real truth.

The word Islam means ,”Submit”. (Choice is ultimately not respected, and force is doctrine).

Qur’an (3:151) “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve”

In America we do not understand that Islamic doctrine demands NO SEPARATION between church and state. All Muslims believe Islam must advance until all the world submits to Allah, that apostates must be killed, and what the Quran says must be followed. Unlike old Testament violence in the Bible only in a couple of special circumstances, the Quranic verses that call for violence in the name of Allah do so under all circumstances, even today.
There is no new testament in the Quran.

But in the Bible Jesus said, 

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”(John 8:36)

“He,(Jesus), stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. 

The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 

He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

(Luke 4:17-21)

One religion will bind you, the other resonates, defines, and inspires freedom.

filled in your hearing.”

(Luke 4:17-21)

One religion will bind you, the other resonates, defines, and inspires freedom.

One rules by fear, the other by faith and love.

These representations are based on the central tenets of the religions compared here and not the misrepresentations of said core beliefs. In short, it is when Christianity is misrepresented that violence is perpetrated. Islam is genuine when violence is perpetrated. The confusion comes when we mistake the natural tendancy for evil in human nature with religion in general. Islam is specifically designed to appeal to the darkness in men’s hearts. Genuine Christianity displaces the darkness.

One rules by fear, the other by faith and love. 

http://www.salon.com/2015/11/14/it_was_probably_not_the_amish_bill_maher_urges_liberals_to_wake_up_about_islam_after_paris_attacks
http://wikiislam.net/wiki/The_Story_of_Umm_Qirfa

80+ dead’ after truck crashes into crowd at Bastille Day celebrations in Nice ‘terror attack’. http://tiny.iavian.net/b8cx

Watch “Dr. John Lennox – Science and God” on YouTube

The Unifying State of Wonder We Experience in Creation

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He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name,he gave the right to become children of God.

(The Gospel of John 1:10-12,The Bible )

Just as with any creative art, the creation we see around us reflects attributes of it’s Creator. We contemplate it through our senses of sight, scent, and sound. Together they leave us with one unifying state of wonder. The message is there for the taking if we dare to reach out and grasp it. All that is lovely, magnificent, majestic, intriguing, complex, simple, and beyond compression. He is far more than all of these combined.

The Most Important Battle Ever Won – 732 A.D. – The Battle of Tours (France)

Picture ISIS almost conquering France and all of Europe. That is what almost happened at the Battle of Tours France.
It is considered the most important battle ever won for the sake of civilization. Islam was only about 175 years old, but Islam had conquered three times the area of the Roman Empire at its zenith.

By the sword at the command of Allah.

The Quranic commentaries, the Hadeeth, Bukhari (2:24) – “Allah’s Apostle said: “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform a that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning.”

“October 732),The Battle of Tours in what is now west-central France.
Abd-ar-Ramān, the Muslim governor of Córdoba, had invaded Aquitaine (present southwestern France) Charles Martel stationed his forces to defend the city of Tours from the Muslims. The Muslim cavalry attacks broke upon Charles’s massed infantry, and after ʿAbd-ar-Raḥmān was killed in the fighting, the Arabs retreared southward. There were no further Muslim invasions of Frankish territory, and Charles’s victory has often been regarded as decisive for world history, since it preserved western Europe from Muslim conquest and Islāmization.”

Retreived from:
(http://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Tours)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tours

Later Christian chroniclers and pre-20th century historians praised Charles Martel as the champion of Christianity, characterizing the battle as the decisive turning point in the struggle against Islam, a struggle which preserved Christianity as the religion of Europe; according to modern military historianVictor Davis Hanson, “most of the 18th and 19th century historians, like Gibbon, saw Poitiers (Tours), as a landmark battle that marked the high tide of the Muslim advance into Europe.”[24] Leopold von Ranke felt that “Poitiers was the turning point of one of the most important epochs in the history of the world.”[25]

Retrieved from :
(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tours)

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-tours

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/04/14/fbi-isis-threatens-muslim-leader-michigan-others/83033248/

God’s Voice Resonates in All of Creation

If a Rose could audibly speak, what would it say to you?

God’s voice resonates in all of creation. From the water Lilley of the reflecting pond,

to the soaring eagle of mountain peaks.

If we choose to,  we can see and hear His message, 
“there is beauty in all I have created to express my love for you, whom I have created in my image.”

“But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
And the birds of the air, and they will tell you;”

“Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you;
And the fish of the sea will explain to you.”

“Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the LORD has done this,”
(Job 12: 7,8,9, The Bible)

Review of Nabeel Qureshi’s “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” and His New Book “Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward””

This book is the logical follow up to Nabeel Qureshi’s “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus “, a New York Times best seller.

I was so impressed with Qureshi’s first book that I’ve re-read it four times.

Readers will vicariously witness what it is like for a devout Muslim and loving son to struggle with the conflict between western critical examination of truth, and Muslim unquestioning obedience to authority.

You will follow this quest for truth through the heart and mind of a top student and scholar, a trained and accomplished debater, as he pursues his Doctorate of Medicine degree.
Qureshi has a brilliant mind, a heart for God, and a love for mankind.

That is why I’m thrilled to recommend Nabeel Qureshi’s latest book that goes on sale today, “Answering Jihad “.

You can trust Nabeel’s heart and mind as a former devoted Muslim who is now fully devoted to Jesus Christ and the Biblical truth of Christianity.

Qureshi does not give a filtered version of Islam. This was a major concern I had when I first read the subject title.

I have a friend who is a former Muslim and already knew the shocking truths about Islam, Muhammad,  and the Quran that most Muslims are not aware of.

As a Christian,  I’ve found the foundational truths of my faith strengthened substantially by reading and studying Qureshi’s books.

Anyone who is concerned about civil liberty, freedom, civil safety and security,  should buy and read this book.
I give it my highest rating for credibility and resource on a highly volatile subject concerning all the world.

http://www.amazon.com/Answering-Jihad-Better-Way-Forward/dp/0310531381

Dear Muslim – An Early Book Review of Answering Jihad by Nabeel Qureshi NYT Best Selling Author and Apologist

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Dear Muslim,

It is fitting to address you this way and reflect the context of Nabeel Qureshi’s latest book due to be released on March 8th, 2016 by Zondervan Publishing. Qureshi’s book is titled Answering Jihad.

As a former devout Muslim who applied the same level of critical thinking to Islam and Christianity as his academic work, Qureshi is compassionate and credible to speak to the subject of Jihad and Islam.

By the age of 6, Nabeel had read the entire Quran and memorized several Islamic prayers as his parents raised he and his sister to be fully devoted Muslims.

If you are currently a Muslim, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to make yourself aware of the knowledge and facts contained in this dynamic new book. It is particularly surprising to see that much of Qureshi’s conclusions against Islam come from the very sources that should support Islam, the Quran and the Hadiths.

If you are a Christian, you owe it to your community, whether they are Atheist, Muslim, Christian, or something else, to raise awareness of the truth about Islam. Whether it is examined from a doctrinal or a historical standpoint, Islam is clearly not a religion of peace.

I cannot overstate the thorough quality of writing and diplomatic yet direct stating of the truth that Qureshi brings to this difficult subject.

Answering Jihad is as interesting as it is informative, and in my opinion, it is also well written. I view this book with the highest regard and highly recommend it to you.

http://www.amazon.com/Answering-Jihad-Better-Way-Forward/dp/0310531381

Other books by Nabeel Qureshi :
http://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Allah-Finding-Jesus-Christianity/dp/1501262947

“DNA of My DNA”- Science Proves Genesis 2 of The Bible is Correct

“21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.”

“22Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.”

“23And Adam said:”

“This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”

And obviously “DNA of my DNA”. Science yet again confirms the scientific claims of the Bible.

Islamic Terror is Old News Happening to New People – The 3rd President of The United States of America Thomas Jefferson and His War on Islamic Terror

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USS Philadelphia burning at the Battle of Tripoli Harbor during the First Barbary War in 1804

“All new news is just old news happening to new people. ”
~Malcolm Muggeridge~

Things certainly are getting sporty on the world scene. Islam is increasingly in the news to where you can’t escape from it.
And I have a friend who is ex-Muslim and a Doctor, so I already knew more than I wanted to know about Islam.
One thing that we should know is in our history. It was about the year 1800.

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams asked the Ambassador of Tripoli why they were attacking U.S. merchant ships and enslaving the sailors without provocation from the U.S.

Thomas Jefferson then wrote a letter to John Jay that read:

“The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman [Muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

This is loosely based upon the Qur’an’s teaching from Surah 47:4 which reads,

“Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been Allah’s Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of Allah,- He will never let their deeds be lost.”

This cycle of violent and unprovoked oppression started with Muhammad and has been repeated throughout the 1300 plus year history of Islam, having at one time conquered and held 3 times as many square miles as the ancient Roman empire.

Islam is not a religion of peace. Even Shia and Sunni Muslims have been in conflict since Muhammad died. To be fully devoted to Islam means militant aggression against all infidels.
Moderate Islamic people flee devoted Islamic people and seek refuge in predominantly Christian countries, only to have the devoted eventually follow.
Islam demands Muslims fight to advance Islam until all the world submits. They believe this will end war even though Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims have been in conflict since Muhammad died 1300 years ago.

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/05/barbary-wars-how-thomas-jefferson-led-americas-first-war-on-terror/#UcF5FuEAbbeh0SYR.99

Other books on the Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World, by Frank Lambert (2005);Jefferson’s War: America’s First War on Terror 1801–1805, by Joseph Wheelan (2003); To the Shores of Tripoli: The Birth of the U.S. Navy and Marines, by A. B. C. Whipple (1991, republished 2001); and Victory in Tripoli: How America’s War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation, by Joshua E. London (2005). Most recently, Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present, the Israeli scholar Michael Oren.

DNA Science is Unraveling Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

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Sorry Darwin.
There is no model in science for increasing information through natural selection. Darwin assumed there was.
Modern science proves natural selection loses information and results in degradation. Subtraction cannot result in addition.
You just can’t get 3.2 billion bits of genetic information code in every strand of human DNA that way.
But then if we see a red octagon shaped sign with STOP written on it, we would never assume it got there by random time plus matter plus chance. We would know an intelligent being put that information there.
We have God’s signature in our cells. We know it as DNA. Information with order. Words with meaning.
That is intelligence.

Of Jesus Christ, John’s Gospel says,

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

“He was in the beginning with God.”

“All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” (John 1:1-3, NKJV, The Bible)

LGBT Agenda Is Breaking the Circle of Life in America

God Came Down

We don’t need the Bible or religion to sort out this madness.

Consider the following.

All Life is Sacred.
LGBT beliefs are contrary to not just the Bible, old and new Testament,

but contrary to an enduring anthropological existence.
Sex is Sacred.
Such laws if approved, always lead to changes in public schools curriculum, starting at the elementary education level.
Children will be conditioned to consider the gay lifestyle as an equally important alternative.
Marriage is Sacred.
But procreation, gender, and the family structure will not survive it.
The Family is Sacred.
Humanity is Sacred.
All Life is Sacred.
Sex is Sacred.
Marriage is Sacred.

And if any of these is no longer held sacred by the collective whole of society,

mankind will vanish in one generation,…and the circle of life.

Modern Science Confirms Christian Claims

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Tyson likes to  use Cosmos to advance Evolutionist propaganda. He also deletes most of my tweets.

Contrary to his opinion and that of many others, our best and latest science proves,

“In the beginning God”… 

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“If the universe had not been made with the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence. It is my view that these circumstances indicate the universe was created for man to live in.” –Robert Jastrow, agnostic astronomer, author of God and the Astronomers, former head of Goddard Space Center at NASA

“An honest man, armed with all the knowledge available to us now, could only state that in some sense, the origin of life appears at the moment to be almost a miracle, so many are the conditions which would have had to have been satisfied to get it going.” –Francis Crick, biochemist and spiritual skeptic, shared the Nobel Prize for discovering the molecular structure of DNA

“There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all….It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the universe….The impression of design is overwhelming.” – Paul Davies, an internationally known British astrophysicist and author

“When you realize that the laws of nature must be incredibly finely tuned to produce the universe we see, that conspires to plant the idea that the universe did not just happen, but that there must be a purpose behind it.” –John Polkinghorne, a leading Quantum Physicist

“It was my science that drove me to the conclusion that the world is much more complicated than can be explained by science, it is only through the supernatural that I can understand the mystery of existence.” – Allan Sandage, astrophysicist and discoverer of Quasar stars

“Many have a feeling that somehow intelligence must have been involved in the laws of the universe….I strongly sense the presence and actions of a creative being far beyond myself and yet always personal and close by.” –Charles Townes, Nobel Prize-winning physicist

“There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all….It seems as though somebody has fine tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe….The impression of design is overwhelming.” –Paul Davies

“A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.” –Fred Hoyle

“Discoveries of the last half of the 20th century have brought the scientific community to the realization that our universe and our planet in the universe are so remarkably unique that it is almost impossible to imagine how this could have happened accidentally, causing many agnostic scientists to concede that indeed some intelligent creative force may be required to account for it.” –Dr. Walter Bradley, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A & M University

Reflections from a Nazi Prison Cell

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~Dietrich Bonhoeffer~

 February 4,1906 –  April 9, 1945

I chose to post this poem titled “Who am I?” after posting “This is Who Jesus Christ is to Me”.

Though our prisons may not be literal, we may relate to what he found there.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was perhaps the most courageous

and outspoken of all clergyman in Germany

during the Nazi party rise to power under Adolph Hitler.

He was hung by the Nazis on the 9th of April 1945

at the Flossenbürg Concentration Camp.

Bonhoeffer wrote this poem in Tegel prison in 1944

This was one of his final works.

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“Who am I?”

Who am I? They often tell me

I stepped from my cell’s confinement

Calmly, cheerfully, firmly,

Like a squire from his country-house.

Who am I? They often tell me

I used to speak to my warders

Freely and friendly and clearly,

As though it were mine to command.

Who am I? They also tell me

I bore the days of misfortune

Equably, smilingly, proudly,

Like one accustomed to win.

Am I then really all that which other men tell of?

Or am I only what I myself know of myself?

Restless and longing and sick, like a bird in a cage,

Struggling for breath, as though hands were

compressing my throat,

Yearning for colors, for flowers, for the voices of birds,

Thirsting for words of kindness, for neighborliness,

Tossing in expectation of great events,

Powerlessly trembling for friends at an infinite distance,

Weary and empty at praying, at thinking, at making,

Faint, and ready to say farewell to it all?

Who am I? This or the other?

Am I one person today and tomorrow another?

Am I both at once? A hypocrite before others,

And before myself a contemptibly woebegone weakling?

Or is something within me still like a beaten army,

Fleeing in disorder from victory already achieved?

Who am I? They mock me, these lonely questions of mine.

Whoever I am, Thou knowest, 0 God, I am Thine!

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Evolution – The Theory of Everything – and The Definition of Insanity

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The Definition of Insanity is to do the same thing over and over again while expecting a different outcome.

This concept can be true for scientific theory also, adding a multitude of repetitions to a scientifically flawed theory will not eventually make that theory true.

This was Darwin’s missing link in his science, when he made an unfounded assumption that short term adaptation of species eventually amounted to differentiation of entirely new species over millennia.
The fossil record says no.
Our fine-tuned and information rich DNA says no.
In regards to biological origin, we now know the difference between the adaptation of a species and the creation of entirely different species.

If Darwin had known the science that we know now he never would have concluded that adaptation amounted to entirely different groups of species, even by adding millions and millions of years.
Repeating bad science over and over again, even millions of times, and expecting a different outcome is Insanity.

This is also true for the Origin of the Universe.  From the first 3 seconds of creation at the Big Bang to all the conditions that must be precisely as they are to support life on Earth, most scientists agree we live in a truly remarkable and finely tuned existence.

Steven Hawking claims he can explain why our universe is so finely tuned in so many ways. He calls his, “Theory of Everything “, M Theory.

M Theory is what Hawking calls a Multiverse.
In Hawking’s Multiverse, an infinite number of universes are created by gravity, matter, and the laws of the universe. Hawking assumes that infinite repetitions repeated over and over again, we will eventually have a finely-tuned universe, and solar system, and planet with precisely all the conditions needed to sustain life as we know it.
Repeating flawed theory over and over again, even to infinity, and expecting a different outcome is insanity.

Sir Roger Penrose is an equally qualified mathematician of physics who worked with Hawking and shared the 1988 Wolf Prize with Hawking for their work on understanding the universe.
When asked what he thought about Hawking’s Multiverse Theory, Sir Penrose is reported as saying, “M Theory is far from testable”, “it isn’t even science.”  And other notable scientists agree with Penrose.

But what M Theory may be is insanity.
It certainly fits the definition of Insanity better than it fits the definition of science, which is that it must be testable and observable.

I am a Christian and believe God is the most plausible answer to everything.

The science of the fine-tuning of the Origin of the Cosmos above, and the fine-tuning of the information-richness contained within our DNA within each of us reaffirms my belief that,
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
(John 1: 1-3, 14 NKJV)

“Follow Jesus, My Brethren, and Not the Church”

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“Follow Jesus, my brethren, and not the church, for our Lord has never said to his disciples, “Follow your brethren,” but he has said “Follow me.” He has not said, “Abide by the denominational confession,” but he has said, “Abide in me.” Nothing must come in between our souls and our Lord.” ~C.H.Spurgeon~ The Prince of Preachers

Good Tidings of Great Joy

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Celebrating God’s Gift

One figure stands above all others throughout history, not because He was able to conquer by great power to take what He wanted against men’s will. Contrary to human nature, Jesus conquers men’s hearts by great love through what He freely gave.

The Prophecy – Born to Die for Us

“Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
(Luke 2:10-11 NKJV)

The Fulfillment

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
(John 3:16 NKJV)

The Future Hope Assured

” And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.”
(Rev 21:4-6 NKJV)

Sending Wishes for a Merry Christmas with All Our Love to Everyone !