Okay Christians; Your Idiot Has Gotten Us Into A War With Shiite Islam, Now What?

Okay Christians; Your Idiot Has Gotten Us Into A War With Shiite Islam, Now What?

 

The unexplainable, people who call themselves Christians have ordained a person to be our Leader, our President, who knows nothing of Christianity. The whole world knows that he is an ego maniac as well as idiot who is a total habitual liar. People, Christians, you know this, either that or you really are totally lost to reality. He is just like his Idol Mr. Putin in that he will do anything and I do mean anything, stoop to any level to make sure he stays President. The Father of an habitual liar is the Father of all liars so what kind of a result did you really expect to get with having this Fraud in Chief as our Leader? I never would have thought that U.S. Christians would have been capable of being so blind to the up front evil that is staring you in the face each time throughout history his ignorant mug is shown. The biggest fraud, the biggest idiot, is he going to lead us into this new expanded war, here on our homeland? Or, do we replace him with just another bought and paid for stick? What now world, what now?

Information About The Holy Spirit

Information About God’s Holy Spirit

 

As those of you who know me personally or through these commentaries I share with you here then you know that I grew up going to a local Church of Christ. It would be fair to say that I spent my growing up years there 10-17. But at 17 I made myself quit going. Through my own studies I came to realize that there had to be much more depth in many subject matters than the level that I had been taught.  Subject matters of Scriptures and Faith in which could not hold a blind eye to the fact of their differences. And to be totally honest, my hormones were pulling me toward another line of thought at this same time frame also.

 

One of their two Elders of the Congregation and I had several  Q & A about such things as The Holy Spirit, Spirits, Souls, Possessions, and Miracles. I decided on The Holy Spirit as the subject matter today partly due to these conversations I had with Him and with a few others I trust for Honesty as well as with Wisdom. The Church of Christ Doctrine does not believe in any type of Possession. When one hears the word Possessed, do not their minds go to the thought of ‘Demonic’? But, if it is possible to be possessed with an Evil Spirit, could you not also be possessed with a Spirit of Light? One of the last times that this Elder and I got to speak one of the last things he said to me was about not really understanding “this Holy Spirit thing”. I have thought about those words several times throughout the decades. Now I realize that there were a whole lot of Biblical meat issues that those local folks actually knew that they didn’t know. It is a sad thing that the Earthy Leadership of The Lord’s Bride (The Church) does not know what 1/3 of The God Head is? How was that possible? My experiences were many decades ago, hopefully things have grown in their faith and knowledge since my days.

 

(Matt: 28:19 and 2 Cor. 13:14)

After The Lords ascension back to Heaven from which He came, The Lord did as He said He would do. The Lord sent back to the Earth, to His Servants the Apostles, His Holy Spirit to empower them, the Holy Spirit, to Comfort them. For further understanding on this incident please read through the second chapter of the Book of Acts. Please, if your get the time and opportunity to do it please loiter threw it. After the chapter and verse given is a help word, a word of thought, about Who and What exactly is The Holy Spirit?

 

Gen. 1:2—Spirit of God

Matt. 10:20—Your Father

Zech 12:10—Grace

John 14:17—Truth

Romans 1:4—Holiness

Rev. 19:10—Prophesy

John 14:16, 26—The Comforter

Hebrews 9:14—Eternal

Matt 12:31,32—Sin against, Eternal

Acts 28:25—Speaks

John 14:26—Teaches

Acts 9:31—Comfort

John 16:8-11—Convicts men

Matt. 12:28—Miracles preformed by

Luke 4:1—Filled by

Romans 1:4—Raised by

I Tim. 3:16—Justified by

Acts 28:25—Speaks Within Prophets

2 Tim. 3:16—All Scripture is given by

Eph. 6:17—His Word

Romans 8:11—Indwells us

I John 2:20,27—Anoints us

Acts 2:17-41—Baptizes us

John 16:13—guides us

Micah 3:8—Empowers us

1 Cor. 2:10-16—give us discernment

Gal. 5:22, 23—Bears fruit

Acts 9:31—Comforts the Church

Romans 15:16—Sanctifies the Church

Joel 2:28-32—Promised

Acts 10:45—given to Gentiles also

Matt. 12:31,32—Can be sinned against

1 Cor. 2:12,13—Opens our Minds

Eph. 1:16,17—Opens the Mind

 

Folks, these are just a few of the many Passages concerning who and what the Holy Spirit is. The Body is the Tabernacle (dwelling place) of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit of Christ, to be possessed by Him, this is something that I wish for every human being upon the planet. Fore friends, this would be pure safety from the evil around us and the evil we are yet to see. Fore where the Light of God is, darkness cannot enter! Folks, the Devil and His kind may throw rocks at our homes (Tabernacles) all day long. But, like with any thief or bad person, their ability to harm us, our family, our friends increases greatly, if we allow them on the inside of our homes, body/Soul. True destruction often seems to come from when the inside walls grow weak, then the crumble, then the sound of our own destruction?

 

I hope that this letter was of some value to you. Please feel free to drop me a note, question, opinions or ideas if you wish too.

United Methodist Church Announces Plan to Split Over Same-Sex Marriage

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES)

 

United Methodist Church Announces Plan to Split Over Same-Sex Marriage

Under an agreement to be voted on in May, a new “traditionalist Methodist” denomination would continue to ban same-sex marriage and gay and lesbian clergy.

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A group of leaders of the United Methodist Church, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States, announced on Friday a plan that would formally split the church, citing “fundamental differences” over same-sex marriage after years of division.

The plan would sunder a denomination with 13 million members globally — roughly half of them in the United States — and create at least one new “traditionalist Methodist” denomination that would continue to ban same-sex marriage as well as the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy.

It seems likely that the majority of the denomination’s churches in the United States would remain in the existing United Methodist Church, which would become a more liberal-leaning institution as conservative congregations worldwide depart.

A separation in the Methodist church, a denomination long home to a varied mix of left and right, had been brewing for years, if not decades. It had become widely seen as likely after a contentious general conference in St Louis last February, when 53 percent of church leaders and lay members voted to tighten the ban on same-sex marriage, declaring that “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.”

“We tried to look for ways that we could gracefully live together with all our differences,” Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey of Louisiana said. After last year’s conference, she said, “it just didn’t look like that was even possible anymore.”

In the months following, Bishop Harvey and 15 other church representatives came together in an informal committee that determined separation was “the best means to resolve our differences, allowing each part of the church to remain true to its theological understanding.”

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The United Methodist Church is only the latest denomination to be roiled with intense and exhausting theological disputes over the place of L.G.B.T. members and clergy. Such fights have led to an exodus of congregations from Presbyterian and Episcopal churches in recent years, and pushed young evangelicals and Catholics to leave the pews as well.

Representatives from the Methodists’ wide-ranging factions, including church leaders from Europe, Africa, the Philippines and the United States, hammered out the separation plan during three two-day mediation sessions held at law offices in Washington. The negotiations largely centered on how to allocate the church’s significant financial assets and how to craft a separation process.

Once the agreement is written in more granular detail, it must be approved when the denomination meets for its global conference in Minneapolis in May. The initial response from some conservatives and liberals after the announcement suggests its passage is likely.

“The solution that we received is a welcome relief to the conflict we have been experiencing,” said the Rev. Tom Berlin, who represented groups that opposed discrimination against L.G.B.T. people in the mediation. “I am very encouraged that the United Methodist Church found a way to offer a resolution to a long conflict.”

Conservatives, who seemed to have the upper hand after the vote tightening a ban on same-sex marriage, would get $25 million once their new denomination is formed and incorporated. All current clergy and lay employees of the denomination, even if they affiliate with the traditionalists, will get to keep their pension plans.

“It is not everything that we would have hoped for, but we think it is a good agreement that gets us out of the decades-long conflict that we have experienced and enables us to focus on ministry in a positive way,” said Tom Lambrecht, vice president of Good News, one of the conservative groups.

The factions agreed to allocate $39 million to support “communities historically marginalized by the sin of racism,” according to the agreement. That sum includes $13 million the traditionalists contributed instead of receiving as part of their portion.

Despite the deep doctrinal disputes that led to the split, the negotiations were “largely secular: process, governance, finances,” said Kenneth R. Feinberg, the lawyer who helped craft the thorny settlements that arose from the 2010 BP oil spill and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

“I’m the last person in the world who’s going to help the parties resolve their doctrinal differences,” said Mr. Feinberg, who assisted in the church’s mediation on a pro bono basis.

Local churches will choose whether to join any new traditionalist denomination or remain in the United Methodist Church. Several people interviewed on Friday believed that most American churches would stay, though there has not been any formal survey.

While a plurality of American Methodists consider themselves conservative, according to the Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study in 2014, six in 10 believe that homosexuality should be accepted and nearly half favor same-sex marriage.

At many of the church’s regional conferences this past summer — in states like Florida, Georgia and Texas — members responded to last year’s vote by electing delegates for the upcoming global conference who largely supported including gays and lesbians in the full life of the church.

“There was a clear message; it is almost like what happened in St. Louis was not reflective of the majority in the United States,” Bishop Kenneth H. Carter of Florida, the president of the church’s Council of Bishops and a member of the mediation team, said of the response to last year’s vote. “That church just awakened.”

Methodism in the United States dates to the early 1700’s, with a long history of valuing local congregations over a top-down structure. It has split many times, most notably over slavery before the Civil War. Membership is varied demographically and politically, counting as adherents everyone from Hillary Clinton to Jeff Sessions.

Americans make up a diminishing share of the United Methodist Church’s global membership, and are projected to soon be a minority, if they are not already.

While they are leaving the church, congregations overseas are growing rapidly, particularly in Africa; there are nearly 3 million members in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These groups tend to be more conservative than the typical American Methodist, which in part explains the vote in St. Louis, where more than 40 percent of delegates were from outside the United States.

Bishop Carter, the president of the Council of Bishops, said that while he had long advocated unity of the church, his own thinking shifted during the mediation process.

“It could not be a unity at someone’s expense,” Bishop Carter said. “There is a kind of unity that oppresses persons. It was just as obvious as we went along that we were going to look structurally different in the future.”

Though the traditionalists won the narrow vote in 2019, it is the progressives who will remain under the banner of the United Methodist Church. This was a topic of extensive conversation among the committee, Bishop Harvey said, though she said the conservatives seemed as if they had been making preparations to leave for some time.

The Wesleyan Covenant Association, a more conservative network of orthodox Methodist laity, clergy and churches, had been preparing for such a contingency for years, said its president, the Rev. Keith Boyette.

“People of all theological perspectives have grown very weary of the conflict and don’t have a vision for how it can end,” he said. And while he profoundly disagrees with the “centrists and progressives” on certain matters, he said, people cannot be compelled to leave the Methodist church. So the traditionalists are agreeing to do so voluntarily.

“I believe that our witness and message is much more important than a name,” he said, estimating that about a third of American churches could follow.

For those remaining, the future already looks different. After the vote last year to disallow gay clergy, candidates for ordination like Chet Jechura were devastated. Mr. Jechura, 30, who recently became engaged to his boyfriend and who serves at Foundry United Methodist in Washington, first felt the call to preach when he was 12, and he had spent years trying to find a church that would fully accept him.

When the plan was released on Friday, Mr. Jechura read it carefully and decided to take time to reflect on what it all meant. He thought of the spiritual practice he has started with his fiancé: naming one hope or joy every morning.

This day, he said, “I do feel hope for the people called Methodist.”

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Elizabeth Dias covers faith and politics from Washington. She previously covered a similar beat for Time magazine. @elizabethjdias

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(Philosophy) Of Grace

GRACE

 

When one is full of grace or grace is given from one to another, what do you think of? In index in my Bible says this about grace—unmerited favor. I don’t think I have ever used those exact words for the depiction before but if you really think about grace from God The Creator toward the creatures He created in Their own image; undeserved kindness, yes, unmerited, unearned kindness. It is the Truth that we humans are saved by Grace. Absolutely this is true, for if we humans were not saved by the Grace of God, then most assuredly everyone of us would perish. There would be no hope for anyone of salvation. For no human of their own accord could live a perfectly perfect life for indeed a man’s righteous is but filthy rags to The Lord. (Is 64:6)

 

I hope that you don’t mind but I would like to put down on paper a few of the beautiful yet direct passages in their meaning. All Scriptures are given for our own understanding and knowledge sake. (Eph 2: 4-10)

4.) But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us.

5.) Even when we were dead in sins He made us alive together with Christ (by grace we are saved)

6.) And has reached us up together and made us sit together, in Heavenly places in Jesus Christ.

7.) That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Jesus Christ.

8.) For by Grace we are saved Through Faith and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.

9.) Not of works, lest any man should boast.

10). For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God had ordained that we should walk in them. Remember, without faith it is impossible to please God.

Romans 6: 14 For sin shall not have rule over you for you are not under the Law (Old Covenant/Old Testament)

John 1: 14 And The Word (Jesus) was made 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: 17 For the Law was given by Moses, but grace and truth cam by Jesus Christ.

Romans 5: 1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom we also have access by faith into grace where in we stand and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

 1 Peter 3: 7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them (wives) according to knowledge, giving honor to your wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and being Heirs together in the Grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

 

I hope that I haven’t bored you with the way I laid out this letter to you. Personally I thought these were some  beautiful passages concerning and defining God’s Grace to us. But we all also have an obligation back to God. Some Christian religions teach that once saved always saved. Also that through God’s Grace we are saved so there is nothing that we really have to do in our own personal lives, these ideas are usually taught in unison with each other. But you see, there is a small problem, this is not what the Scriptures teach. Some will tell you that they were baptized (sprinkled) when they were 8 days old so now they can live what ever life style they want to. 2 Peter 3: 16b “they that are unlearned and unreliable twist, as they do also the other Scriptures, unto their own destruction.”

 

We are all saved by the Grace of Jesus Christ for without Jesus there is no salvation for anyone! But there actually are some other considerations. There are a few simple requirements of each of us like faith in Jesus, loving Jesus and doing the things in our life that Jesus asks of us. If we truly do love Him the we will walk our life in the love and strength of our Master. If we walk our life in darkness then we show the whole world and The Lord, that it is not God we serve, but Satan. As Jesus said to us all so plainly “if you love Me, then you will do the things of which I ask.”

Trump calls Christianity Today ‘far left magazine’

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF USA TODAY)

 

Trump calls Christianity Today ‘far left magazine’ after editorial called for his removal from office

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump, who has attacked many news organizations during his career in politics, found a new target Friday: Christianity Today, the faith-focused magazine founded by the iconic evangelical preacher Billy Graham.

Trump lashed out at the publication, calling it a “far left magazine” on Twitter the day after Christianity Today posted an editorial calling for him to be removed from office. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives on Wednesday and faces possible removal in a Senate trial next year.

“Christianity Today, knows nothing about reading a perfect transcript of a routine phone call and would rather have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President,” Trump said.

In an editorial posted on Thursday, Christianity Today said the House was justified in approving impeachment articles over allegations Trump pressured Ukraine into investigating political opponent Joe Biden.

“The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents,” the magazine said. “That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”

The editorial:Christianity Today, influential evangelical magazine, says Trump ‘should be removed from office’

Christianity Today called on the Senate to convict Trump and remove him from office, calling it “not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.”

The Republican-run Senate is expected to acquit Trump in the trial.

In his harangue against Christianity Today, Trump said “no President has done more for the Evangelical community, and it’s not even close.”

In the 2016 presidential election, Trump won 80% of the votes from whites who declared themselves born-again or evangelical Christians, according to exit polling.

While Billy Graham died in 2018, the magazine says it is still guided by his spirit. In its editorial calling for Trump’s removal, Christianity Today said that “we do feel it necessary from time to time to make our own opinions on political matters clear – always, as Graham encouraged us, doing so with both conviction and love.”

Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son and a Trump supporter, tweeted that his father “knew @realDonaldTrump, believed in him & voted for him. He believed Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.”

Other news organizations editorial boards have called for Trump’s conviction and removal, and been subject to presidential blowback – including USA TODAY.

On social media, critics of Trump noted that Christianity Today is a conservative publication and mocked the president for his criticism.

“No one would call Christianity Today ‘progressive’ but you. Sad!” tweeted Daniel W. Drezner, a professor of international politics with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Deception And Deceit

Deception And Deceit

 

Most all of us within our life span do walk many different streets, styles, manners, job’s and come in contact with many different kinds of people. If we walk our life with our eyes open and our ears open we will learn many things. Things about ourself, other people, other cultures, religions and even different types of businesses. I believe that none of us really wants to be deceived, not by our families, friends, neighbors or co-workers and definitely not by our place of worship. For us not to be lost within our own life we all need something within us to be our foundation or foundations, our center of trust. We need an inner haven that we can turn to in our times of trouble or sorrow.  We all need this whether it is a family member, spouse or our faith in our Creator. But, what do we do when we learn that our foundation, our security blanket, has been lying to us, deceiving us? This is hard enough on a person when we find out we were being told things that simply were not so by the very people that we trusted the most. When we were being fed incorrect information by accident or through lack of knowledge it is much easier to forgive the person or persons. But, it is so much more hurtful when we find out that we were or are now just plain being lied to.

Lies, deceit, greed, these are all instruments used by Satan to hurt us, to deceive us and to hollow us out inside. Yet when we are told lies by our parents and our society from our very early childhood how do you expect children to feel about ‘our word’ to them? Have you asked yourself yet just what in the world am I talking about?  Consider things like Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny. Do you say, oh, those are just harmless little lies, yet are they really harmless? When a child finds out that their parents have been lying to them (their whole lives) you have crushed that faith they had in you forever, they now know that their rock, their foundation, will lie to them over and over again. You have broken their bond of trust, do you honestly believe that they are just harmless little lies in their eyes? What about when a Minister or Pastor of a church dresses up as Santa Clause and parades around as such within the church?

 

There are two more major themes in regards to the science fiction of Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny I would like you to think about. Christmas is suppose to be completely about Jesus and His birth. But, the Devil and His worshipers have through time taken Jesus out of the Christmas equation. Jesus has been replaced with a jolly little fat man in a red suit with flying reindeer who can do many magical things. Then there is also the commercial side of this transfiguration, Christmas has become about how much money you can afford to spend. The truth is this mindset does help keep the economy going, simply put, Santa sells, Jesus does not.

 

There are only two main times of the year that the Christian world tries to promote the times of Christ to the rest of the world, Christmas and Easter. Yet the Devil wants no recognition of Jesus at all so the world blindly follows Pagan traditions. At Christmas time when people should we worshiping Jesus and celebrating His birth, instead the world promotes a Pagan replacement while lying to their children for years. These acts ruin the trust the children’s had in their parent and other adults around them. Then at Easter time when we should be celebrating the death and resurrection of the Messiah instead we put a fictitious Rabbit on a pedestal and we are hiding eggs for the children. Doing this we put the events of our Savior aside in our children’s minds, with lies.

 

By the time we are young adults we have spent our young lives seeing and hearing things that have been done to ourselves and to others that should have never ever happened. In school we are taught it is okay to cheat because it is only cheating if we get caught. In the business world we’re taught that lying and stealing isn’t really lying and stealing, again, unless we get caught. But if we have acquired enough money by the time we do get caught to afford a good lawyer you will probably get off anyway, you might even become President. Lying, cheating and stealing is everywhere in our society today.  Friends, we all have to do our very best to walk our daily life in the Light that is Jesus, to walk our life by His examples that He set for us all. This is so very important for our families sake, our neighbors sake, our communities sake and for our own sake. We are not just condemning our own selves, when we walk a crooked path that everyone notices, including our children. This is a job that each one of us must do to save ourself, our loved ones and society around us. If a person that we know were to be asked of us if we are a Christian, and we were not around, what would their answer be? What would our family, neighbors and co-workers actually say to that question? What do the people we care about and love actually say about us when we are not around? How many would say of us that yes, he/she is a good person, a good Christian? Or, do these same people say of us, don’t trust them, they lie and steal?

 

Do we ever think about what Jesus will say to us, about us, about the life that we have lived? What will Jesus say to each of us? Will it be as in Matthew 25: 34 when He said “Come ye blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world?” Or, will He say the saddest and most horrible words any human could ever hear? Matthew 25: 41 “Depart from Me ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for the Devil and His Angels?” Jesus has told us that “no liar shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.” Please, let us all think about what we are doing in our daily life. I pray that no human that I have ever known would ever have to hear Jesus say these words to him/her (Depart from Me, ye cursed into everlasting fire.) Remember, the Lord loves each one of us and does not want us to walk astray of His teachings. If we won’t do this for our own Soul, please consider the ones around us that we say we love. Do we really care about our children, our families? Do we care enough to quit lying to them, breaking their trust in us even if we consider them little lies like Santa and the Easter Bunny?

 

An American’s Thoughts On India’s New Citizenship Laws (NRC & CAB)

An American’s Thoughts On India’s New Citizenship Laws (NRC & CAB)

 

Yesterday one of my readers asked me to write this article and I told him that I would once I had had a chance to study it more so this is my effort to fulfill that promise to him. As most American’s know there are big issues politically and personally about the immigration policies here in the U.S. concerning our southern border. So, I am going to try to match up the two nations ongoing concerns about this issue.

 

In India the new law called the NRC (National Register of Citizens) law seems to also be called the “anti-Muslim” Law just as in the U.S. the issues are only at our southern border. To me, the difference is that here in the U.S. I feel that the biggest issue is race (anti-Hispanic) while the biggest issue in India is Religion, not race. There is also the real truth that in both cases there are a lot of people, mostly among the poorest of the peoples about the influx of new immigrants taking what little jobs and housing that they are clinging to at this time. New people to your area still need to have human basic needs like food and housing. Truth is that if there are not jobs for these new people then they will still need an income whether it be from taking your job, having to use your nations welfare system thus draining it from the ones currently using it or be placed in the position of beggar’s or thieves. This is an issue that faces every nation when it comes to immigration. This is one of the biggest concerns of the people who live in the northeast of India at this time yet the biggest issue there seems to be the new laws are written for the purpose of being anti Muslim, or anti believers of the Islamic faith.

 

The government of India says the new law is in part meant to weed out infiltrators or illegal’s from within their nation. The law is designed to be favorable toward six religions that are persecuted in the Islamic nations that are northeastern neighbors of India, nations like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. India’s government is said to be trying to give these persecuted people of these countries a safe place to live, meaning India while at the same time weeding out illegal infiltrators whom seem to be mostly Muslims or in reality, believers of Islam. One of the issues that is going to have to be resolved is if the Indian Constitution allows such curbs on a section of people based on a religious faith. The population of India is about 1.4 billion people with about 180 million of those being believers of Islam. The government is loosely using the reason why these new laws are legal is the fact that Islamic nations do discriminate against all faiths that are not Islamic even to the dividing point of if people are Sunni or Shiite. Being that these Islamic nations do discriminate and persecute against other faiths like the Hindu’s, Parsi’s, Sikhs, Buddhist, Jain’s and Christians that India is simply trying to give them a safe place to live. Concerning the Indian population of Islamic believers it seems to me the government is saying that if their Islamic citizens don’t like the new laws they can move to an Islamic nation. To me, it seems that just like here in the States with the discrimination against Hispanic people whether it is Constitutionally legal if India is going to have to go through the  process to discover if it is legal in India to do the same to a group of people based on religion.

 

 

Israel: US Christians build field hospital in Gaza

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE TIMES OF ISRAEL)

 

US Christians build field hospital in Gaza, deepening rift between PA and Hamas

PLO official claims project, funded by pro-Israel evangelical donors, serving ‘military, intelligence and security’ purposes, but terror group brushes off concerns

Construction of field hospital in the Gaza Strip near the Erez crossing. (Screenshot from the Friend Ships-Project-Camp Gaza Facebook page)

Construction of field hospital in the Gaza Strip near the Erez crossing. (Screenshot from the Friend Ships-Project-Camp Gaza Facebook page)

A field hospital being built by a US Evangelical Christian aid group in the northern Gaza Strip has become a source of controversy for the already feuding Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership and the Hamas terrorist group that controls the coastal enclave.

An official in the West Bank has claimed the project, spearheaded by pro-Israel donors, is a front for American and Israeli intelligence operations, an allegation Gaza’s rulers have dismissed as “unfounded.”

Over the past several months, trucks carrying materials and equipment for the hospital have entered Gaza, which suffers from inadequate health infrastructure. Now American volunteers affiliated with Friend Ships, the aid group, have begun building the medical facility adjacent to the Erez crossing, the sole pedestrian passageway between Israel and the enclave.

Pictures posted on Facebook last week showed the volunteers erecting tents a short distance from the barrier separating Israel and Gaza.

The construction of the hospital is one part of the unofficial ceasefire understandings between Israel and terror groups in Gaza, which the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership has fiercely protested.

From Syria to Gaza

Friend Ships, whose evangelical founders Don and Sondra Tipton have expressed strong support for Israel, has described the project as “a multi-faceted mobile (tent-based) medical facility.”

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“We will have [telemedicine] for worldwide consultation with specialists, a large children’s play area, hydroponics training program and distribution center,” the organization’s website said.

Friend Ships, which is headquartered in Louisiana, plans to eventually provide a wide range of health services at the hospital, including cancer treatment, physical therapy, post-traumatic stress disorder therapy, dental care, among others, according to the group’s website.

The hospital will include equipment that Friend Ships used for a similar project close to Syria, Al-Monitor, a news site based in Washington, reported in June.

The group also operated a field hospital in the Golan Heights in 2017-2018 with Israel’s permission, where medical staff treated some 7,000 Syrians.

The medical facility in Gaza will include 16 wards with a “focus on diagnosing patients with hereditary or life-threatening diseases” and receive funding from the Qatari government, the Al-Monitor report said.

Mohammed al-Emadi, a Qatari envoy who maintains contacts with Hamas, the PA and Israel, told a press conference in May that the hospital will occupy an area equivalent to 40 dunams.

Exploring Israel on the weekend

Friend Ships has also been advertising opportunities to volunteer at the hospital, highlighting the chance to travel through Israel on days off.

“Friend Ships Camp Gaza will offer a wonderful opportunity to work in an important and productive project and at the same time, to see and enjoy the Biblical sites of Israel,” its website said.

A post on the Friend Ships Facebook page said volunteers will learn about the region and “become part of what God is doing there today.”

Sondra Tipton, one of the founders of the organization, told a Louisiana news outlet in 2015 about her passion for Israel: “We feel like it’s very important for people to realize that Israel is a true democracy and a true friend to the United States and then from a Christian point of view, the Bible is emphatic about the land of Israel being the apple of God’s eye and how, as believers in Jesus, we need to stand with the Israelis.”

Illustrative: An injured Palestinian man arrives at a hospital to receive treatment following an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, on December 8, 2017 .(AFP/Mohammed Abed)

Friend Ships, the IDF, and the Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories, the branch of the Defense Ministry responsible for liaising with the Palestinians, declined to comment.

Brewing controversy between Palestinian factions

In the past week, however, the hospital has transformed into a major source of controversy between the rivals Fatah and Hamas.

After Palestinian news sites reported on the photos of the volunteers last Tuesday, which were posted on the Friend Ships Facebook page, a number of Fatah, PA and PLO officials lashed out at the project.

Senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad claimed on Palestine TV, the official PA television channel, on Monday, that the hospital was for “military, intelligence and security” purposes. He later confirmed to The Times of Israel that he was referring to the US and Israeli intelligence.

PA Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh accused the hospital on Monday of serving the Trump administration’s peace plan.

PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yousef told The Times of Israel on Tuesday that he believed the hospital was deepening the division between the West Bank and Gaza because its planning and construction was not coordinated with the PA.

Friend Ships has since removed almost all of its posts related to the hospital from its Facebook page and wiped other information about it from its website.

Hamas, meanwhile, has pushed back against the Ramallah-based Palestinian officials’ allegations, calling them baseless.

“The statements of Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh and PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member Azzam al-Ahmad are based on false and unfounded data,” Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassim told Dunya al-Watan, a Gaza-based news site on Tuesday. “They wove them together with imaginary information.”

Hamas deputy chief in Gaza, Khalil al-Hayya, also questioned the intentions of the hospital’s critics. But he said the terror group would not hesitate to shut it down if it determined the humanitarian project was against its interests.

Hamas senior political leader Khalil al-Hayya during a press conference at the end of two days of closed-door talks attended by representatives of 13 leading political parties held in the Egyptian capital Cairo on November 22, 2017 (AFP/Mohamen El-Shahed)

“If we found anything in it that undermines our national or security interests, we will tell them to leave,” he told the Islamic Jihad-linked Palestine Today on Tuesday.

A source familiar with the details of the project, who asked to remain nameless, called the claims leveled against the hospital “complete nonsense.”

An official in the Hamas-run health ministry declined to specifically comment on the hospital, but said that it welcomes any effort to improve the health sector in Gaza.

“The Israeli restrictions on movement of goods and people have totally undermined the health sector. We are dealing with a major shortage in our hospitals in terms of medicines and medical supplies,” the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said in a phone call. “So we believe any efforts to mitigate these dire circumstances are positive.”

Israeli officials have said they maintain limitations on movement to prevent terror groups in Gaza from importing weapons or the means to build them into the territory.

Talal Okal, a Gaza-based analyst, said he thought the hospital shows that the ceasefire understandings between Hamas and Israel were moving forward.

“It s a clear indication that Hamas and Israel are advancing the understandings,” he said in a phone call. “But what we really need in Gaza is to improve the existing hospitals and health centers. We don’t need a field hospital.”

AFP contributed to this article.

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(Philosophy: Theology) Do Demons Really Exist?

(Philosophy: Theology) Do Demons Really Exist?

 

Demons, this is a nasty subject matter that I am writing to you about this evening but it is not a very long letter so I hope that you will stay with me for the few moments it will take to read through it. What is the first thing that you think of when you hear this word? My first thought is, evil, my second though is, dangerous. Most faiths (religions) that I have ever studied do believe in their existence but there are some who do not. Yet more religions that are under the ‘Christian Flag’ seem to believe that there is no such thing as a Demonic possession or even that there are such things as Angels or Demons. Hopefully you are of the knowledge and understanding that they are very real. I thank the Lord that there is a Spiritual world for without it there would be no Protector (the Holy Spirit) as well as no Angels of God or even us. For without our Creator, none of us would have ever existed. Unfortunately there are tens of thousands of ‘fallen Angels’ who followed Satan in His rebellion against God who are now on this planet with us humans. For them, Earth is the in between spot. They were in Heaven, they are here now and they have already been judged and condemned and are in route to Hell’s fire after the completion of Armageddon, and they all know this. So the reality is, they hate our guts, the very thought of us puny little humans getting to live in Paradise while they are condemned to the flames of Hell. For us humans the great side of this is that as long as we accept, follow and worship Jesus Christ, He gives to us of His Spirit, the Holy Spirit and if we are possessed by God’s Spirit then Satan or His Angels cannot take away our prize which is being with God for all eternity.

 

There is a bad side to all this Spiritual world though, if we reject Christ then we humans leave ourselves open to evil to move into our person, or house, tabernacle. You see, all humans are like a house in a sense, this is where we all live, within our selves, but we have an unlocked door that a Spirit can open and come into. If we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior then He has given to us of His Holy Spirit and no other Spirit can ever enter in as long as He is there. You see if Christ resides with us a Demon nor the Devil Himself is able to come in. For at the very presence of God the Demons tremble and quake. I am going to give you 10 Bible verses that I hope you will check out concerning this subject matter, they are as follows.

1.) Luke 10: 17-18—Demons are evil

2.) Luke 8: 29—They are powerful

3.) Mark 5: 8-9—They are numerous

4.) Matthew 10: 1—They are unclean

5.) Matthew 12: 24-30—They are under Satan

6.) Mark 1: 23-24—They have the ability to recognize Jesus Christ

7.) Matthew 8: 28-29—They have the ability to possess humans

8.) Acts 19: 13-16—They have the ability to overcome men

9.) Matthew 8: 29-33—Demonic possession of humans

10.) 1 Timothy 4: 1-4—Demons have the ability to deceive humans and to distort God’s Doctrine. This is so that they can deceive the world, including Christians. You see, they know the Scriptures better than any human who reads with a human non-spiritual mindset. This is one of the reasons that we are directed to study the Scriptures daily so that we will be able to recognize false teachers when we hear/see them. This is the best way to keep ourselves and our families safe from the powers of evil. But, if we humans do not love and trust God with all our heart, mind and Soul we open ourselves to the worlds temptations. We must walk our lives in the love, peace, faith and the power of the Lord and His Spirit to truly be safe. How we choose to live our own personal life does effect many of those around us. If we are evil we tend to treat people very badly, even our own families, spouses, children, grandchildren and our parents. If we are a person who is owned and possessed by the Spirit of God, those around us will notice, and we do make a difference on peoples lives whichever path we choose to follow.

 

The Demons have already been judged, they know that their destiny is Hell. Now they are after each of us and everyone that we love. Our only shield, our only hope is putting on the Armor of Christ for this is the only shield that the Demons nor the Devil Himself cannot penetrate. Friends, there is a fire burning in every neighborhood, including our own, at what point in time will we ever pay attention to it? If you saw a fire burning on your street would you sound an alarm? Would we go ourselves and try to help save those whose house is burning or, would we just turn the T.V. up louder so that we wouldn’t have to hear the screams? What is it going to take to get the people as a human race to wake up and to care? What if the fire is in the house next door to us, or even our own home, our own family, are we really ever going to care? Or, do we only care if we see our own personal room on fire, or, when we feel the heat burning our own skin, when will we wake up and recognize reality? When evil is personally slapping us around and setting us on fire, is it too late? If we have spent our life time turning our back on the only one who can save us, who else can save us? The answer is simply no one else can and no one else will. If you believe that the Bible is the Holy Spirit inspired Word Of God you will realize that there is but one Savior and that is Jesus Christ.

 

God tells us all that the Devil is the father of all liars. So, think about our Leaders, are they liars? Who do you think is their God, who do you think rules them? It most certainly is not God! Friends, the greatest trick that the Devil has pulled on mankind is in convincing humans that He doesn’t exist. We are directed to use our God given talents to help others, this is not just concerning physical charity like giving food and clothing to the needy but we are suppose to help bring others to the Light that is God also. Folks, the Lord tells us that we as Christians (followers of Christ) must produce, Spiritually speaking. Now I have one last question for each of us, how close is the fire? Can we feel the heat, the evil around us? Do we have the Spiritual insight to see it, to understand it?

Blasphemy: What Is It And Is It Something That Actually Matters

Blasphemy: What Is It And Is It Something That Actually Matters

 

When I write these letters to you I always try my best to only give you factual information. I know that this website is quite eclectic in its material as I post things that are of interest to me figuring that at least some of you will have some interest in the things that I write and that I forward from other folks blogs. Today I have chosen to write to you concerning the word Blasphemy. When I write to you I pull information from my own life’s experiences, history books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, or directly from Scriptures. I checked Mr. Webster’s dictionary about the word Blasphemy and it gave the definitions of to talk profanity, to speak irreverently of. In the index of my King James Bible it says Blasphemy is: cursing God, arises out of pride, hatred, affliction, injustice and defiance. I believe that most of us can get a pretty good understanding of the word from these definitions. Are you aware that during the earliest days of the Nation of Israel that if a person even heard someone curse that they then became “unclean.’ Wow, how things have changed from the culture then to what it is now.

 

A person who is of this world today may look at how things are in society and go, so, whats wrong with it. But, not all people who are not of the Spirit (God’s Holy Spirit) are as blind as that.  Just as it is so that a person will not quit smoking or drinking or quit taking illegal drugs until the person actually really wants to quit down deep inside themselves. As it is also true that until each one of us deep inside ourselves decides to let go of this world and cling to and totally trust in our Creator all day, every day that we will not totally understand true peace. This is when we truly put our Creator first. God will call His own and His own will hear and know His voice this is because His Holy Spirit is within His own, so yes, He knows His own voice.

 

The opposite of the Light is darkness. If our bodies are the Tabernacle (dwelling place) of the Holy Spirit would we of our own choice blaspheme our own Creator? When we see and or hear a person swear as though they were proud of their words are we truly saddened or at least hurt just a little bit inside ourselves? When we hear the Lord’s name used in cursing does it hurt us, does it anger us at least a little?

 

Blasphemy comes from pride, hatred, affliction, injustice and defiance and these are all creations of this world, of the flesh. Honestly, do we see these traits to be within the domain of God? Do we see the reality here, or, is this just a parable to us? When that final trumpet sounds at our grave site and the last note of taps floats away on the breeze what condition will each of our Souls be in? Everyone of us have flaws in our bodies and in our actions! Remember, the Spirit is willing but the body (the flesh) is weak.

 

There are many sins that do not fall under the definition of blasphemy, things like murder, rape, false imprisonment, torture as is true of many other horrible human actions like bearing false witness and lying. In our own mind, do we consider any of these to be the “ways of God”? Everyone is a Light, a person of God is suppose to be a bright Light to God and an evil person is a dark light which leads to evil and Hell. Our friends, neighbors, family and co-workers see our light whether it is dark or light and even if only within themselves they judge us by our actions. Is it any less obvious that our Creator watches us and listens to us? What is it that He sees when he looks at you or me? What will He have to say to us about how we lived our life when we are bowed at His feet and it’s our turn at the Judgement Seat Of Christ?

 

Just think what kind of a world it would be without things like pride, hatred, injustice or any type of Blasphemy. On the day the Lord takes His Seat upon the Throne of David in the New Jerusalem all of these worldly faults will be in the world no longer. I pray that through each of our lights we will by our actions within our daily lives have drawn many others to the Light that is Christ. I pray and I wish so much that everyone will be a partner in His Light, unfortunately this is not so nor will it be so until after the Last Trumpet sounds. Even Jesus Himself spoke of the one unforgivable sin, blasphemy towards the Holy Spirit.

 

Friends, I hope that you have enjoyed the read today. Hopefully some of you now have a better understanding of the meaning of, the definition of the word blasphemy. It is a creation of darkness, there is no Godly Light in it. And to whomever the light of darkness is in shall be cast from the Light of God into utter darkness which is called the second death, separation from God forever. I hope and I pray that you and your loved ones lights through God’s Holy Spirit shines forever. In the love of our Lord Jesus I thank your for your time in reading this letter to you.