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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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Ravi Zacharias is now with Jesus – We shall meet again- And you can also

www.rzim.org/

This link takes you to the Ravi Zacharias ministry website.

It is a great resource for the water of life.

I go there often and linger long.

All who place their faith and hope in Christ as Savior will see Ravi again when we meet our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when our days here are over.

Jesus purchased eternal life through his sacrifice on the cross for all of us.

The just for the unjust.

The perfect for the imperfect.

Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and you shall be saved.

And one day when life here is over we will all meet when we see Jesus.

I hope to see you there

To Ravi Zacharias as Your Homecoming Draws Near

Ravi Zacharias- One of the finest Christians to ever name Christ as Lord and Savior , Ravi has been the closest representation of Jesus to me and many others. To say he will be missed by those who have known his teachings is an insufficient understatement by an inexpressible measure. Ravi has helped us see and know the Father, to experience God’s presence, to intimately know the Incarnate Son, to Trust the Holy Spirit, and to love God with all our heart and mind and strength. Ravi lived and spoke life into all of us as we saw and heard and witnessed his life lived to the fullest for Christ.
Ravi, we pray your mantle will fall on many of us as you are taken up into heaven’s realm.
God bless you dear brother in Christ as you approach your homecoming.

The S Word (Sin) is the C Word (Cancer) of Our Eternal Souls – And God’s Cure – by Ravi Zacharias as He Fights Cancer

Cancer and the Hope of Easter: Reflections from My Hospital Bed

I’ve been thinking about how much the physical world reflects spiritual truths.

Article ByRavi Zacharias

I am writing this from a cancer hospital in Texas. Two months ago I was startled after back surgery to learn I had sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, for which I am currently undergoing treatment. I have had a healthy life blessed by God, so this came as a shock.

I have always believed in the power of the message of Easter, but I believe it even more so now. It is the ultimate message of hope beyond all hopes; in fact, it is the ultimate grounding of hope.

I’ve been lying in my bed thinking how much the physical world reflects spiritual truths. Cancer is literally one rogue cell that begins to replicate itself, bringing death closer each day and overtaking a genuine, life-giving cell. It’s amazing how this reflects the story of the fall in Genesis, when the Enemy of our souls caused Adam and Eve to question God: “Has God really spoken?” Instead of choosing the life-giving breath of God, they allowed the rogue cell of disobedience and self-determination to overtake and metastasize in all of humanity.

Now, as we collectively spend billions of dollars battling this rogue cell, we have mainly two options before us: radiation, which zeroes in on the troublesome cells, or chemotherapy, a confluence of approaches including a litany of medications—like shooting buckshot in the dark, killing not only the bad cells but also the good ones. And so, in the end, the victory may be pyrrhic, perhaps costing the victor more than the vanquished.

When we rebelled against God, there remained in God’s economy the need for a savior, a perfect savior. That perfect savior was provided by God himself in his Son. That gives an idea of how much God values every individual life. As the prophets foretold, the redeemer would come. He would be crucified and buried—the normal destiny of a spiritual cancer. But in an amazing prophecy, Jesus rose from the dead in three days, the victor truly victorious. God’s life-giving breath was restored to us. He calls us now to live by his precepts. His laws were meant for our good.

It is amazing that it was the women who went looking for Jesus’s body on resurrection morning. It is amazing to whom Jesus chose to first reveal himself, to women, whose testimony was not even acceptable in a court of law. This was not crafted according to the culture; it was counter-culture. If he had been a charlatan, when he had previously referred to his resurrection, he would never have said he would bodily rise again. It is too easy to prove false. But he gave substantive proof.

And so with the apostle we can raise the question, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” (1 Cor. 15:55). Sin is the rogue cancer cell within us, but the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus turned the tide in favor of God’s created order. So let us celebrate this Easter with gladness of heart and let us not look for life among death, because the grave is not victorious. It is the ultimate reversal of the fall, the ultimate cure.

As Nicholas Wolterstorff of Yale said when he lost his son in a climbing accident, “When we have overcome absence with phone calls, winglessness with airplanes, summer heat with air-conditioning—when we have overcome all these and much more besides, then there will abide two things with which we must cope: the evil in our hearts and death.”

The answer lies in the radiating Son of God who deals with the death cell of disobedience and restores the living cell. How sublime a truth! What a message of hope!

May we be moved to wonder and worship this week as we contemplate the cross and celebrate our risen Lord. Our cities smell of death. We need the aroma of life—his name is Jesus Christ

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

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

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 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.

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!

 Microwave Sciences discovering in 50s prove 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 “Famous Last Words of Jesus, Muhammad, and Nabeel Qureshi” on YouTube

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

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

Did Islam Exist in Abraham’s Time ? “The Early Spread of Christianity and Islam (David Wood)” on YouTube

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