Friday, August 25, 2017

IRS Pressured to Hammer Churches

We have said this in previous blog posts over the past 8 years...and it seems to be coming closer to fruition.

Our churches are organized under tax code 501 which says they don't have to pay taxes on their offerings.  This means that they are free to use their money for missions, to pay their pastors, light bills, etc....  It also means that their donors can write off their giving on their taxes and not pay income taxes on any money they give to the church.

But what if the IRS begins to disapprove of what the church is teaching?  What if they got a copy of your pastor's sermon where he was reading from Romans 1 and warning against homosexual behavior?  What if your church refuses to marry two gay men in your church?

What if they classify it as "hate speech" and rescind their 501 special tax treatment?

It could result in many churches being put under tremendous financial pressure.  If they were hit with a tax penalty of hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes....many could be forced to the doors of bankruptcy overnight.

IRS Again Pressured To Hammer U.S. Churches

The atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation is demanding – again – that the Internal Revenue Service revoke the tax-exempt status of churches whose ministers express an opinion about a moral issue or a candidate's position that is deemed political.

The lawsuit against President Trump and IRS Director John Koskinen says any consequent harm to churches is of no concern.

But several pastors and other organizations that would be affected have filed a motion to have the case dismissed.

That request comes from Charles Moodie, Koua Vang, Patrick Malone and Holy Cross Anglican Church, whose arguments were submitted to the U.S. District Court in Wisconsin by the Becket Fund.

"Plaintiff FFRF asks this court to issue an injunction requiring the IRS to penalize internal church teaching, including the preaching of proposed intervenors Rev. Charlies Moodie, Pastor Koua Vang, and Father Patrick Malone to their church congregations, ... But since 1871, the United States Supreme Court has repeatedly confirmed that the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment prevent the government from interfering with internal church affairs," the new brief explains.

In fact, the demand from FFRF itself would undoubtedly violate the Constitution, the brief contends.

"There is a reason that the IRS has never actually enforced its regulations against internal church speech: because it knows it won't hold up against a First Amendment defense. Even in the context of public governmental religious speech, courts have been clear that ‘government not seek to define permissible categories of religious speech.'"

FFRF tried the same lawsuit two years ago.

In May, President Trump issued an executive order stating that the IRS should not enforce the rules. FFRF then filed its lawsuit to demand that the IRS start enforcing the pulpit speech restrictions despite the executive order.

"Pastors, priests, imams, and rabbis shouldn't have to get the IRS' permission just to preach candidly to their congregations," said Daniel Blomberg, legal counsel at Becket. "IRS sermon censorship is bad for the church and it's bad for the state. This is one place where a little more separation of church and state would go a long way."

The new filing seeking that the case be dismissed notes that the constitutional protection for churches' autonomy "is so powerful that the churches' and the government's interest in preserving church autonomy need not be balanced against competing societal interest such as preventing employment discrimination."

It continued: "Here, there is little doubt that FFRF's requested injunction against the churches and other houses of worship would violate both the Free Exercise Clause and the Establishment Clause by requiring the government to interfere with the internal affairs of the churches. The content of a sermon preached from the pulpit by a minister to his or her congregation is both a ‘matter of church government as well as of faith and doctrine.'"

In fact, there is "not a single reported case upholding the imposition of such restrictions against churches. And for good reason: granting FFRF's request here would be ‘forcefully unconstitutional – one of the most sweeping violations of the First Amendment in American history.'"

While the IRS has "extremely explicit regulations" on the issue, it has never yet enforced them.

"Refusing to enforce its own regulations also means that the IRS has not had to defend them," the filing said.


If The Lord tarries, it's very possible that we will see the day come where churches lose their exemption.  While this might sound like it could be may, in fact, end up being a time when the wheat is separated from the chaff.

If your pastor refused to preach the truth because he is scared of financial repercussions....maybe that church should be folded up?

God will always bless those who are willing to speak His truth.  Maybe the blessing won't come in this life, but they will certainly come in the next.

2 Timothy 4
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

John MacArthur on Charolttesville

When you get a few minutes, you may want to watch this video of Pastor MacArthur as he discusses the violence in Charlottesville a few weeks ago.

Of course the media wouldn't shut up when Trump failed to say what they wanted him to say....and of course the Black Lives Matter ilk wants to make this all about "whitey torturing the poor black man", and Antifa wants to make all about some other crock of poo, and Al Sharpton wants to use the opportunity to get his name in lights as he condemns the Jefferson Memorial.....but in reality that's NOT what it's all about.

It's about people being angry, ON ALL SIDES, and using the excuse of having mobs around them to unleash their anger.

The human heart is wicked.  War, murder and hatred are built right into it.  That's really what is happening here.

Watch video here:

Hat tip to Mick L.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Meat Made in a Laboratory Coming to a Grocer Near You?

We can't think of a reason that this article is prophetic....but we do think that it very interesting...especially since we raise beef cattle.

It seems science has been growing things in labs long enough that they feel they will soon be able to grow enough "Clean Meat" in laboratories all over the world, that cattle, pigs and chickens won't have to be killed for their meat anymore.

Bill Gate, Tyson, Richard Branson and lots of other big money is already invested.

Cargill Inc., one of the largest global agricultural companies, has joined Bill Gates and other business giants to invest in a nascent technology to make meat from self-producing animal cells amid rising consumer demand for protein that’s less reliant on feed, land and water.

Memphis Meats, which produces beef, chicken and duck directly from animal cells without raising and slaughtering livestock or poultry, raised $17 million from investors including Cargill, Gates and billionaire Richard Branson, according to a statement Tuesday on the San Francisco-based startup’s website. The fundraising round was led by venture-capital firm DFJ, which has previously backed several social-minded retail startups.

"I’m thrilled to have invested in Memphis Meats,” Branson said in an email in response to questions from Bloomberg News. “I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone.”


The Bible does talk about 'strange flesh'....and it also says that during the Tribulation Jews will be sacrificing animals in their Temple maybe this article is prophetic?  Maybe the world, led by leftists, is going to be enraged at anyone who kills animals for food?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Atheist Group Calls Bible "Hate Filled Book"

We know that that leftists won't quit until every statue of white people who once owned slaves is torn down.

But we also know it won't end there.  The leftists have already been successfully blocking free speech on college campuses by rioting and protesting conservative speakers.

Today we find that they are also going to start their attempt to destroy books they disagree with....especially the Bible.

Atheist Group Calls Bible ‘Hate-Filled Book,’ Says God Worse Than ‘White Supremacist Thugs’

An national atheist organization wrote that the Christian Bible “encourages violence and racism” in an Monday letter intended to bully Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

“It should be no surprise that this hate-filled book has spawned hateful ideologies and groups to perpetuate those ideologies,” the letter read. “The Ku Klux Klan is and has always been, a Christian group. Klansmen began burning crosses ‘to spread the light of Jesus into the countryside.’ Hitler was a Roman Catholic and his soldiers wore a religious slogan on their buckle belts (Gott mit uns [God with us]).”

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent the letter to Bevin and berated him for suggesting during an Aug. 15 radio show that proper teaching of Biblical virtues in schools would reduce instances of white supremacist violence. The organization claimed that religious education, and religion in general, would lead to “increased levels of all manner of societal ills, including: violent crime and homicide, poverty, obesity, teen pregnancy, and infant mortality.”

“When you go back a couple of hundred years, in most instances the only textbooks that were in our public schools were the Bible,” Bevin told 89.3 WFPL during the interview. “And it’s interesting, the more we’ve removed any sense of spiritual obligation or moral higher authority or absolute right and wrong, the more we’ve removed things that are biblically taught from society, the more we’ve seen the kind of mayhem that we were just discussing.”

“In terms of violence, no white supremacist thugs could one-up the god of the bible, who regularly commits and orders genocides,” the FFRF letter responded. 

The atheist organization claimed that the Nazis and the KKK conformed to the teachings of Jesus as espoused in the Bible, and that Jesus endorsed slavery and beatings. FFRF’s letter asserted that teaching Christ’s message of self sacrifice, service to others, and people’s equality under God would lead to less tolerance, which would devolve into violence.

“If you want less violence, less religion is a good place to start,” FFRF admonished Bevin. “Your inflammatory comments were short on facts, history, and reality, much less a reverence for the First Amendment and its Establishment Clause. Please do not misuse your public office to promote your personal religion.”

FFRF’s bullying of Bevin began shortly after his suggestion to Louisville faith leaders that prayer walks would help reduce violence in their community. Bevin remained undaunted and signed the Bible Literacy bill into law June 27, which allows Kentucky public schools to develop and offer courses that teach about the Bible’s role in American history.


It's ironic that the left constantly accuses the right of being like Hitler.  In reality it's the left that is following the Nazi playbook of silencing their opposition and attempting to destroy free speech and books they don't like.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Leftist Black Lady Berates Black Cop

The media was head over heels the past week that Donald Trump dared to suggest that both sides of the left and right have hateful, bigoted and violent members.  In most leftist minds the narrative is that white people are always bad, oppressive and hateful people and that the poor black, red or brown people are always the folks where hate is directed.

Of course in the real world, we know that's not true.  There is plenty of hatred and racism in ALL COLORS of the human race.  Whites certainly don't have a corner on that market.

I would hope lots of black men would take up the responsibility of becoming police officers and I applaud those who already have.

So watch this leftist woman shout a black police officer who is only doing his job.

But soon, the liberal protesters showed up, with an estimated 40,000 activists. And then, things quickly turned violent, and it was police themselves who were the targets. As officers lined up in riot gear, the liberal protesters threw bottles of urine at the officers, screaming racial slurs and spitting on them. It was one protester in particular, however, whose actions went viral.

The protester screamed at a black officer, simply for being a cop. “You stupid-a** b**ch. I’ll f**king spit on you, b**ch,” the protester shouted. “You stupid-a** black b**ch. You’re supposed to be on our side!”

Read more:

Do you think this black woman is a racist?

Do you think the media point out this hatred and violence that continually comes from The Left?

I'm going to guess they will keep pointing at the idiots in the White Supremacy movement and ignore the idiots on the other side.

2 Timothy 3
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

Magog Alliance Continuing to Form?

People tell me that there are plenty of folks in mainline churches who are PRETERISTS.  That means that they believe that all prophecy has already been fulfilled.

Question: "What is the preterist view of the end times?"

Answer: According to preterism, all prophecy in the Bible is really history. The preterist interpretation of Scripture regards the book of Revelation as a symbolic picture of first-century conflicts, not a description of what will occur in the end times. The term preterism comes from the Latin praeter, meaning “past.” Thus, preterism is the view that the biblical prophecies concerning the “end times” have already been fulfilled—in the past. Preterism is directly opposed to futurism, which sees the end-times prophecies as having a still-future fulfillment.

I'm going to guess that 99.9% of my readers don't see things through this foggy lens of preterism.

Holy cow!  You would have to do some SERIOUS gyrations to make all the stuff in the Bible fit into history!

Like WHEN did the whole world see the two witnesses in Jerusalem die and then come back to life?

Or WHEN did the whole world take a mark on their forehead of right hand in order to buy or sell anything?

Or WHEN did Russia, Iran, Turkey and some nations of North Africa EVER form a coalition with the intent purpose of destroying Israel and taking all their stuff?

Maybe I'm missing something but that view seems ludicrous.

Today we find that the Ezekiel 38 coalition seems to continue coming together.  We believe this is the first time EVER in human history that this has happened.  We also believe that this planned attack on Israel is something will happen AFTER Jesus comes like a thief in the night to snatch His Bride away to meet him in the clouds.

The chief of staff of the Iranian military, Mohammad Bagheri, made an "unprecedented" visit to Turkey this week, meeting with Turkey's military chief of staff and marking the first such visit of the highest Iranian military officer since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.

A Turkish pro-government newspaper called it a "milestone," noting that such a meeting between the two would never have been possible if the countries weren't making alliances with one another regarding Syria and Iraq.

Since Ankara was forced to make amends with Moscow after shooting down a Russian plane making maneuvers in the Syrian war, Turkey has been towing the Russian party line in the Syrian civil war - and thus, de facto,  in an alliance with Russia's ally Iran.

Yet the meeting was about much more -- more than the Sunni/Shia divide and more than Turkey's surreptitious support of ISIS in Iraq (more on that later).

Whatever the difference between these two powers vying for hegemony in the Middle East, a common ground between them is their absolute commitment to making sure the Kurds don't gain autonomy and establish an independent state.

The Kurdish regions of Turkey and Iran span the border between the two countries (and also include parts of Syria and Iraq). Such a state would necessarily be taken out of those regions. 

The fact that Kurds from both countries are involved supporting each other over the border has been enough to cause Turkey to build a "security wall" to prevent such cooperation.

The prospect of Kurdish independence for Turkey is so alarming that throughout the regional war, Turkey used the ruse of joining the American coalition against ISIS as an excuse to bomb the Kurds.

Now that America is arming Kurdish forces fighting ISIS - arguably the most effective forces to date combating the brutal terror group - it is worth it for Turkey and Iran to put their differences aside and join forces against what they perceive as ever-growing Kurdish power and world acceptance.

Turkey has much to gain by its alliance with Russia and Iran. It is in the closing stages of securing the powerful S-400 missile defense system from Russia, and it recently signed a $17-billion agreement with Russian companies to supply Turkey with much-needed oil they are no longer able to buy at contraband prices from ISIS.

They are engaged as well in business with Iran, having signed large contracts with an Iranian company to supply them with natural gas.

No one should be surprised at the increased and "unprecedented" cooperation between Turkey and Iran. When it comes to advancing its own agenda, Turkey will not hesitate to make alliances even with those who might be their natural enemies.

With Turkey's move away from the United States, Turkey has significantly less constraints in advancing its extremist Islamist agenda. Certainly Iran (or for that matter Russia) will not complain while Turkey crushes the Kurds, injects massive funding into Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and pumps up Qatar in its current dispute with the Gulf and Arab states over Qatari terror funding.

Turkey's alliance with Iran only lends it additional stability and throws more weight behind these dangerous causes.

Hegemony for the region can wait.


As Dr David Jeremiah says, "When you see all the decorations for Christmas go up in the know that Thanksgiving must be close."

Think about it.....

Muslims Tell Europe That the Whole Continent Will Soon Be Theirs

Once the Muslim world has held territory then they believe that territory always belongs to Islam. Even if they lost it 600 years ago in a will always be theirs.  If Spain was Muslim then Muslims believe that today they should drive out the current occupiers and reclaim the land for Allah...even if it means blowing up or running down innocent people with their cars.

Islam is a religion that wants the world to surrender to their wishes and beliefs.  They can make that happen through warfare but they can also make it happen by having 5-6 kids per couple while the non-Muslims only have 1 child per couple.  If you do the simple math on that formula....Europe is going to fall into Muslim hands pretty darn fast.

I read a book about 8 years ago called AMERICA ALONE by Mark Steyn.  It spells out the easy math of Muslim birth rates that will doom Europe and, if Jesus tarries, leave America as one of the only FREE nations left on earth.

Today we find this;

Muslims Tell Europe: The Entire Continent Will Be Ours

The Archbishop of Strasbourg Luc Ravel, nominated by Pope Francis in February, just declared that “Muslim believers know very well that their fertility is such today, that they call it… the Great Replacement. They tell you in a very calm, very positive way: One day all this, all this will be ours…”.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán just warned against a “Muslimized Europe”. According to him, “the question of the upcoming decades is whether Europe will continue to belong to Europeans”.

“In the coming 30 years, the number of Africans will grow by more than one billion people. That is twice the population of the entire European Union… The demographic pressure will be enormous. Last year, more than 180,000 people crossed in shabby boats from Libya. And this is just the beginning. According to EU Commissioner Avramopoulos, at this very moment, 3 million migrants are waiting to enter Europe”. — Geert Wilders, MP, The Netherlands, and leader of the Party for Freedom and Democracy (PVV).

This week, yet another Islamic terrorist attack targeted the Spanish city of Barcelona. As it was for many years under Muslim rule, it is, therefore, like Israel, land which many Islamists believe they are entitled to repossess.

At the same time, far from Spain, elementary schools have been closing, shuttered by the state after the number of children dropped to less than 10% of the population. The government is converting these structures into hospices, providing care for the elderly in a country where 40% of the people are 65 or older. That is not a science-fiction novel. That is Japan, the world’s oldest and most sterile nation, where there is a popular expression: “ghost civilization”.

According to Japan’s National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, by 2040 most of the country’s smaller cities will see a dramatic drop of one-third to one-half of their population. Due to a dramatic demographic decrease, many Japanese councils can no longer operate and have been closed. Restaurants have decreased from 850,000 in 1990 to 350,000 today, pointing to a “drying up of vitality”. Predictions also suggest that in 15 years, Japan will have 20 million empty houses. Is that also the future of Europe?

Among the experts in demography, there is a tendency to call Europe “the new Japan”. Japan, however, is dealing with this demographic catastrophe with its own resources, and banning Muslim immigration to the country.

“Europe is committing demographic suicide, systematically depopulating itself in what British historian Niall Ferguson has called “the greatest sustained reduction in European population since the Black Death in the fourteenth century'”, as George Weigel recently noted.


Islam is a blight on planet earth, BUT please remember that Muslims represent a HUGE opportunity for followers of Christ to witness to.  Thousands upon thousands are having dreams and visions about Jesus and are looking for followers of Christ to come alongside them and disciple them.

Matthew 9
37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

How sad it is that many in the Catholic, Lutheran and other mainline churches refuse to witness to Muslims about Jesus Christ.  Why?  Because they believe THE LIE that there are many ways to God and since the Muslims claim kinship with Abraham and also recognize the Muslim Jesus as a great prophet....they think that should be good enough!

Monday, August 21, 2017

What Every Christian Needs to Know About Islam

Sadly, most "Christians" in America are clueless on Islam.  Where and when did it come from?

Since most Christians in America have learned to co-exist with Lutherans, Methodists, Catholics, Presbyterians, Baptists, Mormons, etc... they also believe that it would be a good idea to throw in another religion to co-exist with.  So for that reason they WANT to be tolerant of the Islamic religion.

I have heard many people with good intentions say about Islam, "Can a billion people really be wrong?"

Of course the answer is....YES!!

By: Raymond Taouk 
Today we are living in a time in which we are living in a time in which we are beginning to witness the revival of Islam.

This is something that  Hiliare belloc the great English Historian of the 20th Century had prophetically states in his work  “the great Heresies”. In this book written in the late 1930’s he states that “Millions of modern people of the white civilization—that is, the civilization ofEurope and America—have forgotten all about Islam. They have never come in contact with it. They take for granted that it is decaying, and that, anyway, it is just a foreign religion which will not concern them. It is, as a fact, the most formidable and persistent enemy which our civilization has had, and may at any moment become as large a menace in the future as it has been in the past. The suggestion that Islam may re-arise sounds fantastic but this is only because men are always powerfully affected by the immediate past: one might say that they are blinded by it. “

The fact that most of the Mohammedans are mainly located in the far east is because the people known as today’s  “Arabs”, from whom Islamic religion spread,  were descendents of Ishmael, the son of Abraham who was born of the slave woman agar to whom God said he would multiply her seed. This is why the Ishmael is recognized as a prophet in the Islamic Religion (he is placed after Abraham but before Isaac ).

These sons of Agar dwelt on the Arabian peninsula and were roughly divided between a nomadic and a more or less urban oasis culture.

The Tribal-society aspect of pre-Islamic Arabia explains many of the things that can be found in Islam today. For example, it was perfectly in line with Arab morality to mount raids on other tribes in order to obtain wealth, wives, and slaves, and so the tribes were constantly at war with one another. These desert tribes lived by the code “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”. Vengeance was extracted whenever anything was done to hurt any member of the tribe. Forcing people into slavery or kidnapping women, hold them in a harem, and raping them at will was considered just and proper.

The harsh Arab climate produced a harsh tribal society in which violence was the norm. And violence is still an attribute of Islamic societies.

The Arab population was Polytheistic in orientation. The male and female spirits existed in trees; stones, rivers and mountains, and so they were they worshiped a various number of different “gods”. Sacred magic stones were believed to protect the tribes. The Quraysh tribe had adopted a black stone as their tribal magic stone and had set it up at the Kabah. This magical black was kissed when people came on their pilgrimage to worship at the Kabah. It was no doubt an asteroid/meteorite that had fallen out of the sky and thus was viewed as being divine in some way.

In order to appease his pagan family members and the members of the Quraysh tribe, he decided that the best thing he could do was to admit that it was perfectly proper to pray to and worship the three daughters of Allah: Al-Lat, Al-ussa and Manat! This led to the famous “satanic verses” in which Muhammad in a moment of weakness and supposedly under the inspiration of Satan succumbed to the temptation to appease the pagan mobs in Mecca (Sura 53:19).

Muhammad eventually fled to medina, in AD 622. This event is called hejira by the Muslims and marks the beginning of the Muslim era and calendar. In other words the year 622, is the year 1 in the Islamic Calendar.

While at Medina, Muhammad planned and organized the spread of his new religion. The only powerful method he could use was that of violence in the name of Allah – the jihad. This jihad was so successful, despite so many oppositions, that at Muhammad’s death in AD 632 half of the Arabic world had become Muslim, and by AD 750 the Muslims had conquered the Persian and large parts of the Byzantine empire.

From reading the Koran one would not suppose that an enormous number of Arabs were Christians. Though the people of the Hijas were predominately pagan, many of the surrounding tribes had accepted Christianity. There were some members of the Quraysh tribe that had accepted Christianity but they were generally few. However all along the Mediterranean Christianity was already fully established.   In fact it is reported that that when Muhammad entered Mecca in triumph in the year 630, paintings of Jesus and the virgin Mary, among others, were still visible on the inner walls of the Ka’ba.


It’s undeniably important to understand what Moslems do and don’t believe since Islam today is a reality that we have to deal with. The Moslems today dwell not in some distant land across the sea but in the same countries in which we also live and so its important to have at least some understanding of one of the world’s largest religions especially one which most westerners are more than likely to join since it appeals to the senses and isn’t to difficult to follow and that would suit the lifestyle of most materialist godless people today.

On this note, I would like to leave you with the thoughts of Belloc on Islam who in response to the vital question “May not Islam arise again?” He responds, “In a sense the question is already answered because Islam has never departed. It still commands the fixed loyalty and unquestioning adhesion of all the millions between the Atlantic and further a field throughout scattered communities of further Asia. But I ask the question in the sense “Will not perhaps the temporal power of Islam return and with it the menace of an armed Mohammedan world which will shake off the domination of Europeans still nominally Christian and reappear again as the prime enemy of our civilization?” The future always comes as a surprise but political wisdom consists in attempting at least some partial judgment of what that surprise may be. And for my part I cannot but believe that a main unexpected thing of the future is the return of Islam.”


Please, please, please go to this link and read the entire article.  Followers of Christ NEED to understand what this pack of lies is all about.

At it's very core, Islam denies that Jesus is God, denies that he died for our sins and was resurrected.

Clearly they DENY the very foundations of the Christian NO!  Islam can not co-exist with Christian beliefs.

If YOUR church gets any lame-brained idea to bring an Imam into your church to speak at adult education class or to pray from your not be deceived.

"I am the way, the truth and the life.  NO MAN comes to the Father except through me."--Jesus

Maybe China Can Broker Peace Between Israel and Arabs?

The Bible says that one day the Antichrist will CONFIRM a peace agreement that is in place between Israel and it's Arab neighbors.

Daniel 9 ("He" refers to Antichrist)
27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’[h] In the middle of the ‘seven’[i] he will put an end to sacrifice and offering.

So as we watch the world around us and sense the nearness of Christ, we should be able to see the ground being prepared for events that will happen during the Great Tribulation.  And one thing to look for is a PEACE AGREEMENT with Israel that the Antichrist will be able to CONFIRM.

Today we find this in the headlines.

PA official says China could be 'honest broker' in Israel-Palestine talks

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A senior Palestinian official told a Chinese newspaper
that China could be an "honest broker" between Israel and Palestine, and
that the country could have an important role in future peace agreements.

China's Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday that Tayeb Abdul Rahim,
secretary-general of the Palestinian presidency and an aide to President
Mahmoud Abbas, had told the outlet in a recent interview that China's role
in future peace negotiations could "help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict based on the two-state solution."

According to Xinhua, Rahim was responding to a proposal that was developed
between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Chinese President Xi Jinping
as part of a meeting the two held in Beijing in July, though Abbas had cut
the trip short and returned to the occupied West Bank amid rising tensions
around Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.

The proposal set out in Beijing confirmed China's support for a two-state
solution on 1967 border lines with East Jerusalem as the capital of
Palestine and focused on strengthening political and economic ties between
China and the occupied Palestinian territory.

The meetings in Beijing were aimed at reaffirming the longstanding
relationship between China and Palestine, as China was one of the first
countries to recognize the Palestinian state in 1988 and the Palestine
Liberation Organization (PLO), which opened up an embassy in Beijing in

According to Xinhua, China is also expected to host a symposium on the
Israeli-Palestinian peace process later on this year in order to launch
dialogue between Palestine and Israel, with the aim of galvanizing the long
stalled peace negotiations.


We believe the Bible says that Jesus will come for His bride, (all followers of Christ) BEFORE the Antichrist is revealed.  That is our BLESSED HOPE.

So the fact that the world is openly talking about a peace agreement with Israel might be one more reason that WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF CHRIST COMES like a thief in the night and snatches his bride away to heaven.

Certainly we don't know the day or the hour....but we wouldn't be surprised if it happened today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year or next decade.  All we know for CERTAIN is that our time left on earth will be like a we should working for The King with what little time we have left.

Lutherans Should Drop Their Offensive Name

Today we are reading that the University of Texas is adhering to the mob mentality and tearing down any Confederate statues.

White supremacy is BAD.  So is black supremacy in groups like Black Panthers.  So is Muslim supremacy in Islam!

The bottom line is that whites don't have a corner on the "Hate" market.  Hatred is a human condition and his been with us since Cain killed Abel.

I got an email today from a Lutheran who was telling me how pleased he was that his pastor gave a shout down to white supremacy from the pulpit in her Sunday sermon yesterday.

Well I wish she hadn't have stopped there!  Maybe she should have given a shout down to the name sake of her church, Martin Luther?

You see Luther wrote some awful things about the Jews.  Luther was also the father on REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY which means that the way he saw things the promises that God made to the Jews had been revoked and placed on the Christians instead!!

Of course, that's a lie from the pit of hell....but sadly many mainline denominations preach and teach it.

“Set fire to their synagogues or schools,” Martin Luther recommended in On the Jews and Their Lies. Jewish houses should “be razed and destroyed,” and Jewish “prayer books and Talmudic writings, in which such idolatry, lies, cursing, and blasphemy are taught, [should] be taken from them.” In addition, “their rabbis [should] be forbidden to teach on pain of loss of life and limb.” Still, this wasn’t enough.

Luther also urged that “safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews,” and that “all cash and treasure of silver and gold be taken from them.” What Jews could do was to have “a flail, an ax, a hoe, a spade” put into their hands so “young, strong Jews and Jewesses” could “earn their bread in the sweat of their brow.”

These fierce comments have puzzled and embarrassed Christians who otherwise admire the Reformer. And they have led to charges that Luther was “one of the ‘church fathers’ of anti-Semitism.” More seriously, Luther’s attacks have been seen as paving the way for Hitler.

It seemed to him that God had deserted the Jews, leaving them to wander homeless without a land or temple of their own. And if this was God’s attitude, then one might with good conscience ignore the Jews. Why would God desert his own people if he did not despair of them? He had rejected them and turned his attention to the “new Israel,” the Christian church. Luther thus accepted the existing notion that the promise given to Jews was now transferred to Christians.


So now that it can be proven beyond a doubt that Luther said some awful things against the Jews, I hope that tolerant Lutherans everywhere will consider tearing down all statues and picture of Martin Luther, removing all signs from the yards and buildings with ANY reference to Luther in their names and apologizing to any Jewish Synagogues in their area whose members have been forced to drive by their Lutheran signs all over America.

You see friends, if we start requiring that all men be PERFECT before we can have any school, street, city, Army Fort, lake or park named in their honor....we will have NO MEN in which we can look up to.  There will be NO STATUES of anyone ever!!

We better get ready to rename Washington state and our capital...because George Washington was a slave owner.  We also better get ready to drop him, Jefferson and Jackson from all of our currency bills.  The army better get ready to change the name of Fort Lee and Fort Jackson too.

It never ends.

What a stupid waste of time.

But that's what pleases the leftists today.