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All right be honest, who here is supporting EPA regulations?
As I was reading this article it stated "Currently the public favors the EPA regulations by 67 to 29 percent" which mean people from both sides support our energy bills going up, the loss of jobs and a complete lack of respect for free markets.
Why I Blew the Whistle at EPA
by ALAN CARLIN
[Editor’s note: Alan Carlin delivered these remarks when accepting the Climate Change Whistleblower Award at the Heartland Institute’s Ninth International Conference on Climate Change, July 8 in Las Vegas.]
I greatly appreciate receiving this award and the efforts of the many people involved at many levels in making it possible. I consider it a great honor, and thank you for it. I wrote my negative comments on the Endangerment Finding support document because I believed EPA was using bad science and EPA’s proposed Endangerment Finding would be easier to stop at that stage than later. It is very encouraging to find others agree with my decision to do so, which EPA clearly did not.
Muzzled for Comments
My offending comments to EPA led to my being immediately muzzled at the same time that Obama was spinning his transparency and scientific integrity line. The Endangerment Finding was issued later that year, without any of my suggested changes in the support document, of course. This finding is the legally definitive EPA statement on climate science. It has been tested in the courts and is legally no longer an issue; this is what I hoped to avoid by my challenge to the support document.
For the last few years I have been working on a book-length manuscript describing everything touched on here and much more, including my skeptic efforts, how the environmental movement lost its way since my days as a Sierra Club activist and leader, and the main legal, journalistic, governmental, scientific, environmental, and economic aspects of the climate issue. This manuscript is now complete and up-to-date. If any of you know a good way to get it published so that it will be read, please let me know, as I think it has some vital messages for everyone as we approach the showdown over the proposed EPA regulations.
Endangerment Finding’s Impact
The Endangerment Finding led directly to EPA’s proposed regulations for reducing CO2 emissions from power plants earlier this year. The new EPA proposed regulations are even worse than I expected in 2009, perhaps because the blueprint for them was actually written by an environmental organization. First of all, they are illegal, as per any reasonable reading of Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. They impose many aspects of the Waxman-Markey bill despite Congress’ rejection of it, and try to force red states to adopt the usual market-distorting preferences for power generation promoted by radical environmentalists. The regulations will have major adverse effects on the U.S. economy, all for no or more likely negative benefits, and will result in higher costs for electric ratepayers, with particularly adverse effects on lower income groups. They will also lead to potentially extremely costly electric grid instability and load shedding when electric power is most needed. EPA is effectively trying to rewrite the Clean Air Act without consulting Congress or observing the law or the Constitution.
EPA’s ‘Aggressive Unilateralism’
House Speaker John Boehner calls Obama’s behavior in this and other areas “aggressive unilateralism.” I call it dictatorial. Even if EPA’s science were correct, which it is not, the regulations should be rejected on the basis of EPA’s illegal power grab. I believe that skeptics need to place greater emphasis on this aspect of the situation. The powers of the presidency have been an issue since the founding of the Republic and are much more readily understood than climate science will ever be. What started out as a scientific issue concerning a proposed Endangerment Finding has now escalated into a major legal and even constitutional issue concerning presidential powers. The president roams the country calling us “flat-earthers” and science-deniers. Perhaps it is time to characterize his behavior as illegal and even dictatorial.
Time to Change Course
Currently the public favors the EPA regulations by 67 to 29 percent, so there appear to be many possible recipients for better information if we are to succeed in avoiding the future that radical environmentalists want to impose on our country through unjustified federal intervention in still another vital sector of the economy. If their efforts should succeed, we can reasonably look forward to much higher levels of mandated CO2 reductions in this sector and probably many others as well. It is better to stop this mission creep now before it metastasizes even further.
We must not fail in our endeavors for the sake of the country’s economic and environmental future and the preservation of the rule of law. These new power plant regulations will happen unless a way is found to stop them. There are only three possible ways to do this: A president who will withdraw them, Republican control of both houses of Congress, or rejection by the courts. Obama will not willingly withdraw the regulations before he leaves office in 2017. Rejection by the courts has not proved a dependable strategy to date, but the proposals are becoming increasingly outrageous legally. Congress is the only somewhat dependable avenue in the near term, and there is an election in 2014. A number of environmental groups are already very hard at work trying to influence this election so as to promote their proposed EPA regulations. They have already even sent me two thinly disguised appeals, probably because I live in a state with a Democratic senator up for reelection.
The obvious question that many born-again Christians throughout the world are asking in the last few years is: Why has there been such a tremendous rise in post-tribulation-rapture theory, all of a sudden, in recent times, and why is there an amazing surge in numbers of sinful and cult people who are fanatically hell-bent on attacking the pre-tribulation-rapture teaching of mainline Christian churches. Not only in number, but ferocity of fanaticism.
The obvious question that many born-again Christians throughout the world are asking in the last few years is: Why has there been such a tremendous rise in post-tribulation-rapture theory, all of a sudden, in recent times, and why is there an amazing surge in numbers of sinful and cult people who are fanatically hell-bent on attacking the pre-tribulation-rapture teaching of mainline Christian churches. Not only in number, but ferocity of fanaticism. I believe whenever you have an attack on God’s Truth and purpose, the origin is always satanic—from Satan. Therefore, it is not of natural origin, but it is a spiritual attack. It is evident from the difference in the end-results of the two opposite teachings. Pre-tribulation-rapture teaching serves to make the Christian believer purify himself/herself due to the “rule of imminence,” and furthermore, makes the non-Christian non-believer feel the need to receive Jesus Christ into his/her heart, right now, without delay. On the other hand, post-tribulation-rapture theory serves to make the Christian believer remain complacent to the urgency of purifying one’s walk with Christ, and allows them to continue to lead a carnal, worldly life. It also makes the non-Christian non-believer indifferent to the gospel message of salvation, and cast aside any need to receive Jesus and His salvation.
The Tribulation Age is the last 7-years leading up to the final battle between good and evil, between God and the devil at Armageddon. The last 3.5 years of the Tribulation will be filled with God’s judgment upon a wicked world that has rejected His salvation in His Son Christ Jesus. It will be full of nuclear wars, asteroids hitting the earth, plagues, hyper-inflation, famine, unimaginable earthquakes, etc. Almost all of the 6.66 billion people of the world will be killed. This is prophesied in many parts of the Bible, from several thousands of years ago.
The Rapture of the Church, or commonly called the “Rapture,” is where God supernaturally resurrects all the believers’ bodies from the graves, as well as all the Christians who are currently alive, and the Bible says in an instant, transform their sinful, fleshly bodies into holy, incorruptible, eternal, glorified bodies, like the angels’ bodies. It will be like in the times of Noah’s Great Flood, where God saved Noah’s family to repopulate the earth, before bringing judgment on the 6.66 billion people that were alive then, who had fallen to wickedness. During the rapture of God’s Church, the dead in Christ and the living Christians will suddenly disappear from the earth. They will be taken up into heaven, to eternally be with Christ Jesus.
All Bible scholars agree that that time is very close. If we are seeing the prophecies for the Tribulation Age already coming true on our television six o’clock news, then if the rapture is supposed to occur before that, then that means the rapture of the church can occur at anytime. The Bible says no one knows the day or the hour that the rapture will happen. But we are given a lot of prophecies concerning the season in which it will happen. Some of those prophecies are the return of Israel as a nation, back to their land; the rise of the New Roman Empire European Union; the microchip technology where the mark of the devil “666” will be imbedded into all people’s arms or foreheads, or else, they will not be able to buy or sell without this cashless microchip bar code; satellite television technology where the whole world will see the two prophets of God rise back to life; the two-hundred million man army of China that will march across the Euphrates river killing one-third of the world’s population; the building up of an alliance between Russia, Iran, Turkey, Sudan, Libya, etc. that will nuclear attack Israel; the rise of a one-world leader, the Anti-Christ, who will rule the one-world government, and be possessed by the devil; a rise of a cashless society and one-world economy; the rise of a one-world religion between the Catholic cult, Islam and Judaism; etc., etc.
The Bible tells us that when these things start happening, look up, for your redemption is close, and Jesus is coming back for you. The rapture of the Church will happen before the 7-year Tribulation judgment begins, and the Second-Coming of Christ with his saints to fight at Armageddon against the armies of the world of Satan will occur at the very end of the 7-year Tribulation age, when Jesus Christ will come back to set up His Kingdom with His believers. There will be people getting saved during the Tribulation Age, but they will be beheaded by the Anti-Christ and his government for their faith in Christ. The Jewish nation, 3.5 years into the Tribulation Age, will also realize that the Anti-Christ is a fake Messiah, when he sets up his “Abomination That Causes Desolation” in the Temple in Jerusalem, and the nation of Israel will realize that Jesus was in fact the true Messiah, and they will become Christians. The Anti-Christ, a cursed man, will deceive the world into a time of fake peace for the first 3.5 years of the Tribulation Age, at which time, he will stand in the Temple in Jerusalem and declare himself to be God. Then, God’s judgment will start to be poured out upon the earth, and after that, most of the humans alive now will be killed. We are living in exciting times, because all of the prophecies for the End-Times are all starting to come true, all at the same time. And as Jesus said, there will be an increase of wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes and famine, also, as we approach the end of human history, as we know it.
First, we need to look at what each view teaches. Pre-tribulation-rapture is taught in most mainline Christian churches in the U.S., as well as protestant churches in Europe and Asia. It teaches that the rapture of the Church will occur before the 7-year Tribulation Age. The post-tribulation-rapture theory teaches that the rapture of the believers will happen after the 7-year Tribulation judgment age. It is taught by the Catholic cult and other Eastern Orthodox church cults, as well as some ancient protestant churches like Presbyterian and Baptist churches. However, they will not tell you that there won’t be anyone left on this earth to rapture, because most of the people will be dead. Satan does not want you to receive Jesus Christ into your heart now, but rather, the devil wants you to say to your heart, “I’ll just wait until all of these catastrophes upon the earth start to happen. Then, I’ll receive Christ.” But by that time, it will be too late. Do you see the deception of the devil? He and his cult post-tribulation-rapture theory gives a false sense of complacency, but that is the dangerous trap. Satan will use his dead, fake religions and cults to spread this false doctrine throughout the world, especially during these End-Times, when Jesus’ return is so imminent. That is why post-tribulation-rapture teachings are from the pit of hell, and part of the devil’s End-Times deceit.
Catholicism and Greek Orthodox broke away when the Western Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire broke up, and they are just offshoots of the Mystery Babylon religion that God says He will destroy overnight in Revelation. Anglicanism and Russian Orthodox churches are also just offshoots of this Satanism or Mystery Babylon religion. He calls it the Great Harlot, because it parades around like the Bride of Christ, but it is really a Harlot. They just took Satanism, which moved its headquarters from Babylon to Greece and then to Rome; and placed over it a Christian shell. For example, they put Christian names on pagan holidays like Christmas and Easter, and made them into Christian holidays. They took the Egyptian Satanist pagan religion’s practice of drinking their Osiris’ blood of transubstantiation, and covered it with the Christian practice of communion. Their practices are pagan and come from Satanism.
Satan needs the Catholic Church left on the earth, in order to unite it with Islam and Judaism, to create his one-world religion under his Anti Christ. The headquarters will be on top of the city of seven hills. Catholicism will be the empty shell of Christianity, after the real Christians are raptured out before the Tribulation Age. Therefore, he is hell bent on using his fanatic emissaries to spread the post-tribulation rapture doctrine, in order to explain why the so-called Catholic Christians are still on this earth during the Tribulation Age. Therefore, the Post Tribulation Rapture doctrine is a key in his End-Times deception, which God calls the Great Deception that is coming. We see the angels and real Christians praising God for destroying the Catholic Church and post tribulation rapture religious Christians with a nuclear bomb, and taking revenge on this Mystery Babylon religion of Catholicism or Satanism that has martyred the most real born-again Christians in the history of mankind.
The name “Catholicism” means “universalism,” which believes that all religions lead to God and salvation. This is Satanism and its doctrine of deception. The Catholic Church has already announced that they believe in the possibility of the existence of extraterrestrial beings from outer space. When the fallen angels of Satan or so-called aliens land once more on this earth, whom the Freemasons and Illuminati and secret societies of Luciferianism are waiting for, the False-Prophet will do many signs and miracles to deceive the world into worshipping the Anti-Christ. This is the so-called secret of Satan, and the Great Deception in the End Times that God is talking about in the Bible. This is why the Illuminati are after my life. I have been called as the last prophet to uncover Satan’s End-Times strategies, and call the nations and people groups to repent of their sins, while there is yet time. The Illuminati always places their spies in all the churches to attack the real Christians.
The pope announced that Jehovah and Allah (the ancient Arab moon god) are one and the same. They both worship the goddess Mother Mary or Islamic goddess Fatimah or Egyptian Isis or Semitic Asherah or Wiccan Witches’ moon goddess Hecate or humanist’s Mother Earth Gaea or pagan Greek Aprhodite or feminists’ Lilith or the Hindu’s Kali or Shinto’s Amaterasu or Nazi German paganism Freyja (all Satan’s feminist goddess of Satanism Babylonian Mystery religion Inanna). In Satan’s world, it is the complete opposite of God’s world, and women are the head of men, just like in Noah’s times. So, God says the End-Times will be evil, just like in Noah’s times.
Even many born-again, real Christians are being deceived by it. They feel that since Jesus isn’t coming back to rapture them, until all the terrible catastrophes happen on the earth, at the end of the Tribulation age, it makes the Christians feel that it is alright to live on partying, drinking, having sex, living like the people of this world, and they become complacent, because they feel they still have 7 years from the signing of the peace treaty between Israel and Palestine by the Anti-Christ, which will start the Tribulation Age clock ticking. However, those who know the Bible know that Christ will come back to rapture His people before the 7-year Tribulation judgment begins, so the pre-tribulation-rapture believers have a sense of imminence of Christ’s return, so they will try to live holy lives, purify their lifestyles, serve God daily in carrying out His ministry and be ready as righteous servants in the eyes of God, when Christ returns.
The Bible says that Jesus will come back like a thief in the night, so to be ready for His return at any time. Do not be caught living in sin, like the evil servant. In the Bible, it talks about the 5 wise virgins who had oil (Holy Spirit) in their lamps (hearts), when the groom (Jesus Christ) came to pick them up (rapture). These are the righteous Christians. There were also 5 foolish virgins who did not have oil (Holy Spirit) in their lamps (hearts) when the groom (Jesus) came, and therefore, they were left behind (not raptured). The Bible warns us to be ready at all times, because you never know when the groom will return (Christ will return). The problem with the false post-tribulation-rapture theory is that if you know that Jesus is coming back at the end of the 7-year Tribulation age, you will be able to actually calculate the exact date of Jesus’ return by counting back 7-years to the date when the Anti-Christ signed the peace treaty. Therefore, Jesus’ return would not be like a thief in the night, and the Bible’s teaching to be ready at anytime because we don’t know when Jesus will return, would not make any sense, because you would be able to calculate the exact date Jesus will return. So, we know from even this simple fact, that the post-tribulation-rapture theory is absolutely ridiculous. We can tell that it is a complete farce.
What Satan does with his post-tribulation-rapture doctrine is to defame God and attempt to make mockery of God’s love and very character. The post-tribulation –rapture theory says that God doesn’t love you, so He’s going to let you go through His Tribulation age judgment and wrath upon the earth. If we look at the Bible, we see that God in every case, was faithful to take out His righteous people, before bringing judgment upon the wicked people. God never judges His righteous people. It is not in His holy character to be able to do such a thing.
When Abraham found out that God was going to destroy the cities of Sodomy and Gomorrah, he asked if God would judge the cities, if there were even 50 righteous people in it. God said that He would not. Then he asked how about if there were 40 righteous. God again said that He would not judge the city. Abraham went on: 30, 20. In every case, God said that He would not judge the cities, if there were even 30 or 20 righteous in it. As you know the story, there was only one family that was righteous—Lot’s family, who was Abraham’s nephew. The two angels who went in to the cities warned Lot to escape to the mountains with his family, for they cannot destroy the cities until Lot gets out safely. God took Noah out, before bringing judgment upon the world. God teaches us his character here, that He does not judge the righteous with the wicked. He always takes out his righteous before bringing down His wrath upon the wicked.
We can see the same thing when God commanded Noah to build an Ark, because He was going to destroy the entire 6.66 billion population of the earth with a flood, because mankind had become so perverse and evil, just like in the present End-Times. Noah, the righteous man, obeyed God through faith, and built the Ark. God closed up the Ark’s door, and destroyed the people of the earth. He was faithful in sparing Noah and his family from the Great Flood. We can see many places where God is faithful to take his righteous people out, before bringing judgment upon the wicked people. If you know God as personal Savior and Lord, and have a personal relationship with Him, you know His character of love and faithfulness. It is those Catholic and Eastern Orthodox religious cult people that do not know God, nor have a personal relationship with Him, just like the Pharisee religious ministers who crucified Jesus on the cross, because He claimed to be God.
The Bible tells us that at the voice of the archangel and the trumpet call of God, the dead in Christ shall rise and those who are alive will also be “caught up” in the air, and changed into our spiritual bodies in an instant—the rapture of the Church. The book of Revelation, the last book in the Bible, is the only book that tells us what is going to happen in the future. It is arranged chronologically from chapter 1 to chapter 22. In chapter 1 to 3, we see God talking about the 7 church ages. Then, after the age of the Church, in chapter 4, we see the Apostle John raptured into heaven with the trumpet call, as he is taken up through the door in heaven. He sees heaven, after the Church (believers in Christ) has been raptured into heaven. The Christian believers are seated on thrones surrounding God’s throne. We see in the subsequent chapter 5 where the Church is singing a song in which only the Church that has been saved by the blood of Christ can know and sing. The angels were never saved by the blood of Christ on the cross, so they do not know this song. Therefore, we know from this that the rapture must precede the 7-year Tribulation judgment upon the earth, because we see the Christian saints already in heaven, when the 7-year Tribulation begins on the earth. This again, shows that the post-tribulation-rapture theory is flawed and not true. The post-tribulation-rapture cult people claim that the Tribulation Saints are the Church Christians, but that is not true, because we see back in chapter 4, the Church Christians who were raptured before the Tribulation seated on thrones before the Lord (24 elders). They are clearly different from the Tribulation saints who get saved during the Tribulation age, who did not receive Christ during the preceding Church Age in chapter 1 to 3.
Then after that, in chapter 6, the Tribulation judgment and the wrath of God begins to be poured out upon the earth. In chapter 7, the Jewish nation is divinely sealed, so that they will not be harmed by the judgment. Then, we see the Tribulation saints, those people who receive Christ during the Tribulation Age being martyred by the Anti-Christ, and they appear before the throne of God. Then, through chapter 8 to 11, we see the 7 trumpet judgments being poured out upon the people of the earth. From chapter 16, we see the 7 bowl judgments being poured out upon the earth. Then, in chapter 19, the Battle of Armageddon, and Christ’s Second-Coming to the earth with the Christians. Then, in chapter 20, the 1000-year millennial reign of Christ upon the earth with His saints. After that, the devil is thrown into the Lake of Fire. The wicked non-believers are shown standing before God’s great white throne, being judged. They are also thrown into the Lake of Fire with the devil. And finally, in chapter 21 and 22, we see the new city of Jerusalem coming down from heaven, and the believers in Christ dwelling with God forevermore.
The purpose of the Tribulation is for the salvation of the Jewish nation. That is why the Tribulation is called, “The Time Of Jacob’s Trouble.” If you remember, God renamed Jacob’s name to Israel. He is the father of the Israelite Jewish people. Now that the Church has been raptured into heaven, God focuses His attention on the salvation of His Jewish remnant on the earth, the 144,000 Jews who will be saved, and divinely sealed by His protection. They had to go through the Tribulation, so that they would turn back to God, and receive Jesus whom they had crucified and rejected for 2,000 years. During the Tribulation, God fulfills his covenant with the Jewish nation.
We can see from the Jewish wedding customs, the exact picture of God rapturing His Christians out of the earth, before bringing down the Tribulation judgment upon the earth. In ancient Jewish wedding customs, the groom would go off to his house to prepare a room for his future bride. When the room was ready, he would wait for his father to give him the command to go and bring his bride to the house. No one knew the day or the hour that this would happen, not even the groom. Only the father knew the appointed time. When the father gave the command, the groom would suddenly appear at the bride’s house, like a thief in the night, scoop her up in his arms, and whisk her away to his house. They consummate for 7 days, and then they celebrate with the wedding feast.
In the Bible, we see that the groom is Christ, and His bride is the Church (Christian believers). Jesus told us that He has gone to prepare a place for us in heaven: a place for us to dwell forever. Jesus told us that no one knows the day or the hour when He will come back to get us. He said that He will return like a thief in the night, so to be ready and watching anytime. He said only the Father in heaven knows the appointed time, and not even the Son, Jesus, knows that time. When the Father in heaven says go, then Jesus will come all of a suddenly without notice, and rapture or scoop up His Bride, the Christian believers and those who are in the graves, and He will give us our new glorified bodies and whisk us away into heaven. Then we would have the 7 years of celebration in heaven, while the people on the earth will be tribulating. At the end of the 7 year consummation, there will be the great wedding feast of Jesus in heaven with His bride, the Church. After the wedding feast, the Church (Christian believers) will come with Christ to the earth at the end of the 7-year Tribulation, at Armageddon. The Anti-Christ and the armies of the world will be destroyed, and the Anti-Christ will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. Satan will also be captured. Christ will set up His 1000-year millennial kingdom with His saints. There will be 1000-years of peace, while the Church reigns with Christ. So, we can see even from the ancient wedding customs of the Jews that the rapture of the Church or the scooping up of the Christian believers happens before the Tribulation begins. The Church will be celebrating in heaven with Jesus, while judgment and wrath is being poured out on the earth for 7 years (7 days).
If the Church were to be raptured after the Tribulation age, like the post-tribulation-rapture theorists claim, then there wouldn’t be time for the Church to consummate or celebrate with Christ in heaven for 7-years (7-days), and would miss the Wedding Feast with Christ which is promised in the Bible, because we would be raptured and go straight into Armageddon and the 1000-year millennial reign on earth. How would you like to have a wedding without the 7-day consummation or wedding feast or wedding ceremony? It wouldn’t be much of a wedding, if you’re suffering in agony on the earth and being destroyed by the catastrophes. What kind of a wedding would it be if the Bride of Christ, or Church, is suffering and dying on the earth during the Tribulation Age, like the post-tribulation-rapture cult people insists would happen? That would not be a wedding, but it would rather be a tragedy and a big joke. Satan’s post-tribulation doctrine states that Jesus the Groom will go out on a date with His Church the Bride, ask her hand in marriage, then beat the living daylights out of her, and then, have His wedding feast with her. The question is: is this the type of God you have come to know? It would not be a wedding feast but a fast food brunch. If He who is holding back the spirit of the Anti-Christ is the Holy Spirit, and if the Bible says that the Holy Spirit is taken out before the appearance of the Anti-Christ which starts the Tribulation Age, then the Church who the Holy Spirit is in must be taken out before the Tribulation judgment can begin—logically thinking. Pre Tribulation had been taught from the most ancient church.
God is speaking to His End Times Church through His ancient prophets, concerning the rapture, telling us that He is going to rapture His real Bride the Church (not religious Christians or Tribulation Saints who will be left behind on the earth) before the Tribulation Age judgment and wrath of God is poured out on the earth. Isaiah 26:19-21 says, “But your dead will live, LORD; their bodies will rise—let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy—your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until His wrath has passed by. See, the Lord is coming out of His dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed on it; the earth will conceal its slain no longer.”
Furthermore, if we see in the Bible that the Church (Christian believers) are going to be coming back with Jesus at Armageddon, mounted on white horses, then how in the world can we be raptured at that time, like the post-tribulation-rapture people insist. You cannot come with Christ at His Second-Coming, get unraptured and become carnal sinful humans again, and then, rapture back up again, all in a matter of a few minutes. Why would you get unraptured, in order that you can get raptured at the end of the Tribulation age at Armageddon, if you have already been raptured and coming with Christ from heaven at Armageddon? Do you see the ridiculousness of the post-tribulation-rapture theory?
There are many post-tribulation-rapture cult people saying that the Christian believers must live in fear, because you are going through the nuclear radiation fallout, earthquakes, asteroids impacts and plagues. They bring fear and doubt toward God’s love and faithfulness upon the believers. They make God out to be a cruel, unloving, heartless beast. Satan loves to paint an evil picture of God. The devil uses the post-tribulation-rapture people to deceive and bring a feeling of hopelessness and impending doom on God’s children. It takes away faith in a loving God. They make the Christian believers feel that if they have to go through the coming horrible Tribulation judgment age anyway, why not party, sin, and enjoy life now, because either way, we’re going to suffer horrific experiences on this earth, God’s not going to care, and we’re going to die terrible painful deaths. Apostle Paul said to be encouraged and rejoice by these words concerning the rapture and End Times. If we were to go through the Tribulation, he would have told us to wail, cry, fear, anguish, worry and wail in torment, rather than to be encouraged and rejoice upon hearing these things. Would Paul say that you are going to be punched out and the whole world is going to be burnt to charcoal, so be encouraged by these words and rejoice?
The post-tribulation-rapture cult people are very fanatic in their beliefs. Instead of doing evangelism and counseling and teaching fellow Christians, they spend all day arguing about doctrines and legalistic issues, just like the Pharisee ministers who always tried to lure Jesus into an argument, were fanatic religious people that God detests, and spent all day bickering about doctrines. They crucified Jesus, because of their wicked hatred. Jesus was very kind and gentle with the sinners (tax collectors, prostitutes and homeless people), but Jesus was very harsh toward the Pharisee ministers for their hypocrisy for they claimed to be great religious leaders of God.
There may be human grooms that may leave their brides to suffer horrible pain and let them die in torment and judgment. But Jesus, by His very nature, will never allow His bride, the Church, to suffer along with the wicked unbelievers, adulterers, sorcerers, idolaters, thieves, and covetous. Be assured, He will surely come to rapture us into heaven, before the terrible Tribulation age judgment begins. He didn’t come into this world with His love for you, to have His back ripped open with glass whips, beard torn out, face beaten in, mangled and hands nailed on the cross to save you from sin, so that He can just abandon you with cold heartlessness to be judged and pay for your own sins during the Tribulation judgment. If so, what would have been the meaning of His suffering on the cross, so that He suffered in your place and your sins? It would have been meaningless and it would have been in vain. But not so, Jesus did take your place on the cross, so that you would not have to face the wrath of God. He died so that you can be saved. The righteous died for the unrighteous, so that if you believe in Him, His righteousness can be transferred to you, through His free grace. That was the whole purpose of the cross. Don’t listen to these post-tribulation-rapture messengers of Satan that try to nullify the work of Christ on the cross, and try to mock the very love and nature of God. We must remember that our persecution now are from Satan, but the Tribulation Age is the wrath and judgment of God. They are two different things. The Bible says you are not destined for judgment, but grace and redemption in Christ. Satan wants you to believe that you are still under judgment, not grace.
The Bible clearly tells us that the Anti-Christ cannot appear, while He who is holding back the spirit of the Anti-Christ remains on the earth. Who is the spirit of the Anti-Christ? Satan. Who is He who is holding back the spirit of the Anti-Christ? The Holy Spirit of God. Where is the Holy Spirit of God? In the Christian believers. In other words, unless the Church, whom the Holy Spirit dwells in, is raptured into heaven, the Anti-Christ cannot be revealed on this earth. That is what the Bible says. And unless the Anti-Christ is revealed, and signs the fake 7-year peace treaty between Israel and Palestine, the Tribulation clock cannot start ticking. So, in other words, by simple deduction, the Tribulation judgment and the wrath of God cannot fall upon the earth, until God takes out His people—the Church, whom the Holy Spirit dwells in. It is very simple logic.
Paul had to write a second letter to the Thessalonians to clear up misunderstandings concerning his first letter to them, since false-prophets were leading them astray by spreading false doctrine that they had already entered the Tribulation Age. Paul said that the Tribulation judgment age (Day of the Lord) cannot happen, unless the Rapture (Day of Jesus Christ) (“apostasia” in Greek or “departing” of the Church Saints or Bride of Christ) happens first, so that He (the Holy Spirit in the Church Saints or Bride) who is holding back the Anti-Christ (man of perdition) is taken out of the way. (The writer of the King James Version Bible replaced the word “departing” that was in all the preceding Bible translations with the world “rebellion,” and that is how all the consequent modern Bible translations after the King James Version have been mistranslated since.) The Anti-Christ will be revealed when he confirms the false peace treaty, and the Tribulation clock does not start ticking until the treaty is signed. Hence, the Tribulation Age cannot happen until the Church Saints are raptured out (Pre-Tribulation Rapture). Paul says in his second letter to the Thessalonians to remember what he wrote to them in the first letter, which was concerning the rapture of the church saints; and again, in the second letter (2 Thessalonians 2:3), he is talking about the rapture or departing away of the church saints into heaven before the Anti-Christ is revealed, in reference to the first letter. Paul did not mention any “rebellion” or apostasy of the church saints in his first letter, but he talked about the “rapture” of the church. He was writing the second letter to clear up false teachings that were perverting what he wrote in the first letter to the Thessalonians. It is Satan’s false prophets who are advancing Satan’s deceptive doctrine of “Replacement Theology” or “Supersessionism” (that the Church Saints have replaced God’s covenant with the Jewish people), so that Satan can replace the Church Saints with the Jewish people in the Tribulation Age (time of Jacob’s or Israel’s troubles) to explain for his “Post-Tribulation Rapture Theory”; in order to keep the Christians from being prepared or unbelievers from receiving Christ. Matthews 24:45-51 tells us that the righteous “Pre-Tribulation Rapture Teaching” servants will be ready when the Lord returns and they will be made rulers by the Master, but the evil “Post-Tribulation Rapture Theory” servants who are not ready when the Lord returns by saying that their Lord is delaying His return will be judged by the Lord. Therefore, Satan’s religious Christian churches and Catholic Church who believe God is finished with the Jews hate the Jews, in contrast to God’s true Church Saints who love the Jews, because they know that God will once more extend His Covenant salvation to them in the soon coming Tribulation Age. Many Illuminati Luciferian Satanist spies have infiltrated the churches to spread Satan’s false doctrines, and many of the pastors are Illuminati.
The reason why Satan needs the post-tribulation-rapture cult people is that he needs them to carry out his deception on the earth during the Tribulation period. During the Tribulation age, he has to form a one-world government, one-world economy and a one-world religion, consisting of Catholicism, Islam and Judaism, under his Anti-Christ. The Anti-Christ will be assassinated and lose one of his eyes and arms. He will have an unholy resurrection, and rise back to life, imitating Christ’s resurrection, as Satan’s spirit enters him. He will deceive many with his fake resurrection and many will worship and follow him. In order to unite all the religions under the Catholic church and Pope, Satan needs his post-tribulation-rapture cult people to spread the false doctrine that the church will not be raptured until after the Tribulation age, and that the church will be here on the earth during the Tribulation. The Catholic church will be the fake shell of Christianity that will be left on this earth, after the real born-again Christians are raptured into heaven before the Tribulation age. Catholicism means, “universalism.” Universalism means a universal religion that accepts all religions, and believes they all lead to the same destination. They do not believe that Christ’s blood is the only sacrifice for sin that God provided. Satan’s universalist one-world religion will teach that you do not need Christ, but you can believe in any religion, including the worship of Mickey Mouse, to get saved. The Bible says that the False-Prophet (the second beast) will run the one-world religion, and will give power to the Anti-Christ (first beast). So, Satan has to teach post-tribulation-rapture false doctrines, or else, he cannot explain the presence of his Catholic church on the earth during the Tribulation age. It is a vital false doctrine of the devil. So, that is why the post-tribulation-rapture originated in hell, made by the devil himself. When you do not have the Holy Spirit, and are a religious Christian like the Pharisees who worship doctrines and academics, you are used by the Church State and Satan to persecute, attack and kill real born-again Spirit-filled Christians.
Many religious, ignorant Pharisee Christians and Post Tribulation Rapture fanatics, who are servants of Satan will attack us when we speak the Torah Truth of God. The cardinal rule is that Satan attacks only those real born-again Christians who speak the Truth, and are a threat to his scheme and deception. He does not attack religious spiritually dead Christians, but instead, uses them to crucify Christ and us. This is a fact, and you cannot escape it. This has been the history of the 2,000 years of Church existence. We are at war, dear brethren. The enemy is not outside, but within the church, for Satan is very sly and a master of infiltration. They will say that you should not be so blunt, and you should not teach the Truth of God boldly; and you should keep the beloved people of God in ignorance and fear; and you should allow Satan to continue to spread his false doctrine around, and not care about the Church. The post-1960s “Flower Children” generation Western humanists believe in the innate goodness of man, and they are self-righteous and evil. They believe that it is righteous to be quiet, nice, never speak the Truth, don’t cause waves, don’t expose evil, and just act like a peaceful, religious Pharisee, who walks around smiling, all the time. They have no substance in their faith. The most dangerous are those who are super nice religious people in the church, and who are well respected by the religious spiritually dead Christian congregation. Beware especially of the religious, seminary graduate, academic, theologian, Western humanism Christianity pastors, dear brethren.
Many religious, ignorant Pharisee Christians who are servants of Satan will attack us when we speak the Truth of God. The cardinal rule is that Satan attacks only those real born-again Christians who speak the Truth, and are a threat to his scheme and deception. He does not attack religious spiritually dead Christians, but instead, uses them to crucify Christ and us. This is a fact, and you cannot escape it. Many religious, wicked, unintelligent, religious Christians scold me, when I say that about the post-tribulation-rapture doctrine. A Singaporean-Chinese girl who idolizes Israel, always sends me nasty twitter emails, telling me that I should not be so blunt, and I should not teach the Truth of God boldly, and I should keep the beloved people of God in ignorance and fear, and I should allow Satan to continue to spread his false doctrine around, and not care about the Church. She is a typical religious, humanist Christian. Humanists believe in the innate goodness of man, and they are self-righteous and evil. She believes that it is righteous to be quiet, nice, never speak the Truth, don’t cause waves, don’t criticize evil, and just act like a peaceful, religious Pharisee, that walks around smiling, all the time. She has no substance in her faith. I am suspicious of anyone who keeps saying, “hallelujah,” “praise the Lord,” “praise Yeshua,” “amen, amen, amen,” in every other sentence, to cover up her inadequacy of faith.
She keep sending me angry, rude, unintelligent, vicious emails saying that Asian people are not hot-blooded and temperamental, and the capitalist Taiwanese/South Korean/Japanese parliaments are not the only legislative assemblies where national dignitaries are always punching, kicking, body slamming, grabbing each other’s throats and hitting each other’s heads with shoes. While on the other hand, she keeps slandering me and Bible prophecy to her friends. It is almost hypocritical. I spend 100 hours a week and a lot of money, without working, trying to teach the biblical truth about the sinful human nature and the need to receive God’s salvation whether they are a congressman or emperor, but these End-Times lukewarm Christians keep attacking me for teaching and trying to help Christians, while they do nothing for the furtherance of the gospel. I do not understand the End-Times lukewarm church. You need to be careful of these religious Christians, dear Brethren, for they are the ones who are used by the enemy to persecute you and turn you over to the Anti-Christ. They are nice, religious people on the surface, who deceive many, and support the devil’s doctrine, but inside, they are treacherous. There is no truth in them. You will be persecuted by the End-Times lukewarm religious humanist Church and religious Pharisee Christians, if you try to uncover Satan’s strategies and deception upon the world. The devil will use his people to attack you. If you teach the Truth, then Satan will use the holy church state to persecute you and kill you, just as the church and Pharisee ministers fought against Jesus and crucified him to the cross. Satan’s religious people always work against God and His people.
There are already movements and conferences throughout the world with these religious people trying to form the Anti-Christ’s one-world religion. Representatives of every religion are meeting to discuss how to create a one-world religion, and unite together as a “universalist” body. The gears have already started to roll in motion. Be not ignorant, dear Christians, but be wise in the Holy Spirit. Be aware and alert, lest you be deceived by this Catholic “universalist” propaganda. If you are a religious Christian left on this earth, after the rapture takes place, do not be recruited in by the False-Prophet that secretly support the Anti-Christ’s agenda. The Free Masons have already placed key individuals in the religions, and are trying to support the building of the new Temple in Jerusalem, to usher in the prophesied 7-year Freemason Masonic Messiah, Muslim Mahdi Messiah, Buddhist Maitreya Messiah, Hindu Messiah, and Jewish Judaist Messiah, Hopi Indian Messiah, Mormon Messiah, etc.; whom we call the 7-year Anti-Christ. The Shriners are the Islamic branch of the Free Masons to bring in the Muslims into this one-world religion. If all the blueprints, materials, and utensils for the New Temple that was prophesied in the Bible are all ready and waiting to be built for the Tribulation Age, how close do you think we are to the rapture? I say very close!
I look at the post-tribulation-rapture cult people’s twitter homepages with their Catholic and Orthodox and ancient Protestant church idolatrous images of Christ and paintings, and find that they do not teach the brothers and sisters any Word of God. They just have bits and pieces of scripture strewn over their pages. It is nonsense. Some of them are now imitating the Christians, and have on their twitter pages headlines like, “Jesus is coming back soon, after the Tribulation!” or “Christ’s Second-Coming is near, and why you should believe in post-tribulation-rapture!” Satan likes to imitate God, but like he twisted a few words of the Bible when he tempted Jesus in the wilderness, these people will twist the important doctrines to deceive you. Satan is a very crafty foe. The scriptures that the post-tribulation-rapture cult people use to prove their doctrine is: they mix the trumpet call of God during the rapture with the 7th last angelic trumpet of the judgment during the Tribulation, saying that you are not going to be raptured until the 7th trumpet judgment. God’s trumpet is completely different from the angel’s trumpet. (I will cover this in the other rapture class.) They also try to mix verses of the Tribulation saints with the Church saints. Do you see how tricky Satan is? Unless you have the Holy Spirit, and a knowledge of the scriptures, he will easily deceive the carnal Christian.
An interesting story. Satan held a meeting in hell with his demon generals on how to prevent men from getting saved & keep Christians apostate. One demon general replied, “Why don’t we tell men that there is no heaven.” Satan replied, “That won’t work, because the very existence of nature itself yells out that there is an All-Organized Creator.” Then another demon general answered, “Why don’t we tell men that there is no hell, then.” Satan replied, “That won’t work either, because even Buddhism has adopted the Christian idea of heaven & hell, & people even use the word hell when they swear.” Satan said “This is what we will do. We’ll tell people there is ‘no hurry’ to receive Christ into their hearts.”
I often wondered why there has been a sudden increase of dead religious Eastern Church cult people imitating born-again Christians by preaching “Jesus is coming back! At the end of the Tribulation (Post-Tribulation-Rapture doctrine).” I found out that it is Satan’s way of covering up the sense of imminency of Jesus’ return, although it seems they’re preaching on the surface “Jesus is coming back..” It is a way to drown out the voices of the real Christians who are preaching that Jesus is coming back any moment before the Tribulation (Pre-Tribulation-Rapture doctrine that the Bible teaches).
What Satan knows is that if he can convince people that Jesus is not returning until after the Tribulation starts or ends, then he can lead many people astray. Non-believers will feel, “O.K., then I’ll just believe if I see the Tribulation catastrophes start happening.” But what happens is that when you reject Christ, your heart starts getting hard. God will harden that heart to a point that it won’t care & cannot believe, even if they see the miracles Jesus is doing right in front of their eyes. It becomes a callous heart. When you reject the Truth, God said that He will hand you over to believe the most ridiculous of lies.
Satan also knows that if the modern day Christians of the backslidden Western humanist value Laodicea Church feel that Jesus won’t come back until after the Tribulation, then they will continue partying, pursuing money & jobs, & keeping their present lifestyle, until they see the Tribulation happening, because either way, they will have to go through the Tribulation age, so there is no urgency to purify themselves – human nature. What will happen is that when Jesus does come back before the Tribulation to rapture His Church into heaven, these religious End-Times Laodicea Church Christians may be left behind on the earth to face the Tribulation, just like the 5 virgins in the Bible who did not have oil in their lamps & the groom left them behind, while He took the 5 virgins who were ready with oil (Holy Spirit in their hearts). It is Satan’s way to prevent Christians from being ready, and to prevent non-believers from seeing a need to become Christians.
Satan knows all this, so he uses his dead religious Eastern Church (Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, branches of ancient Protestant churches) to attack me, to stop me from preaching the Pre-Tribulation-Rapture doctrine. I have never experienced such doctrinal fanaticism & obsession as these Post-Tribulation-Rapture theory Pharisee religious people. They are hell-bent on pushing their doctrines, at all cost. Satan is at work at every level of doctrine, and at every avenue, to lead people astray. He has a tenacity that many born-again Christians don’t have. They say “No Hurry” because the Master is delaying His Coming. It is amazing how people are so blind, not to even see the “writings on the wall,” and all that is happening around them in the world. Just as the Bible prophesied that people will be going on as usual in their relaxed lifestyle until sudden destruction will come, just as it was in the time of Noah, and just as in the time of Sodom & Gomorrah, so will the time of the coming of the Son Of Man be. I’m afraid that there will only be the few chosen lot who will be ready when Jesus returns for His Bride.
We can see the imagery of God’s pre-tribulation rapture all throughout the Bible. We see it in the story of Enoch and Noah. Enoch pleased God and symbolizes the Church or Bride of Christ, and he was raptured before the flood judgment, just like the Church will be raptured before Tribulation judgment. Noah symbolizes the Jewish nation who goes through the flood and Tribulation, but are miraculously preserved by God through it. Daniel symbolizes the Church who was away when the Persian king demanded that everyone bow and worship him; and the three Jewish Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego symbolize the Jewish nation who will go through the fiery furnace of the Tribulation Age, but Jesus will be with them, and they will be preserved. Abraham symbolizes the Church, who was away when God judged Sodom and Gomorrah; while Lot symbolizes the Jewish nations, who was preserved through the fiery judgment. Ruth a gentile symbolizes the gentile Church who was at the feet of the Kinsman Redeemer Boaz, who symbolizes Christ who is the Bride’s (Church’s) Kinsman Redeemer; whereas, Naomi a Jew symbolizes the Jewish nation. The gentile Ruth was grafted into the Jewish nation through Naomi; just as the gentile Church is grafted into the redemption through the Jewish nation. She is safe at the feet of Boaz amidst the threshing (Tribulation) floor of the wheat; just like we see the Church Bride will be safe at the throne of Christ in Revelation 4 onward in heaven after they are raptured before the Tribulation on the earth begins.
A Christian girl said that she is afraid when she hears Bible Prophecy, because she is enjoying her life of earning money, partying, dating, and content with her life on this earth. This is the litmus test: if you are disturbed or afraid or worried when you hear Bible Prophecy, then it is a good indication that you are still part of the world, and your heart is not ready before God. However, if you hear Bible Prophecy, and the Holy Spirit in you rejoices and is excited and says, “Come quickly Lord, I am ready to get out of this terrible world, then it is a good indication that your heart is pure, ready, and sanctified before the Lord; and you are His Bride who is anticipating His return. An evil servant or bride does not want her groom to come to marry her; but the righteous Bride (Church) is eagerly waiting for her Groom (Jesus) to come and rapture her to heaven. The Bible says that Jesus will come as a thief in the night to the evil servant who will be caught off guard; but the Bible says that Jesus will NOT come as a thief in the night to the righteous servant who is awake and waiting for his Master. Many people did not receive Christ when they heard a sermon; but they were saved as a result of hearing Bible Prophecy. This is the impact that Bible Prophecy has in awakening the heart.
We are being plunged into a period of time that the Bible talks about, even more than the time when Jesus walked upon the earth. It is our duty as the real Bride (Church) who is awake and ready to be studying Bible Prophecy and Eschatology. Satan has stolen eschatology from seminary and the sleeping lukewarm religious Christians, because he knows how it strengthens faith, purifies the believer, and realigns priorities in life for Christ given the age we are living in and the blessed hope of our Lord’s imminent return. My challenge to you today is not to believe what any speaker tells you, but to diligently get down and study for yourself what the Bible is teaching, and let God’s Holy Spirit teach you. It is every Christian’s duty and mission to feed the flock of God with His Word.
God has shown me that the lukewarm Christians, the Post-Tribulation Rapture emissaries will be left behind during the rapture, for that is what they believe God to be, and they have deceived many. Those who have an ear, let him hear. The Lord Jesus’ return is imminent. He is right at the door, even this very minute. If you haven’t gotten right with Him, then now is the time. When Noah’s Ark’s door closes and the rapture occurs, it is too late. If you haven’t received Him into your heart, now is the time. Not tomorrow. He is coming back before the Tribulation clock starts ticking—the 70th Week of Daniel.
Q. What do Tehran and Hiroshima have in common?
A. Nothing, yet.
Ed Henry reports from Washington, D.C.
At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products.
It has produced essentially no technology, medicine or anything else in the world of science. It has almost no contributions to world literature, art or to intellectual development.
According to the most recent United Nations Arab Human Development Reports (2003-2005), written by Arab intellectuals, Greece, with a population of 11 million, annually translates five times more books from English than the entire Arab world, population 370 million. Nor is this a new development. The total number of books translated into Arabic during the last 1,000 years is less than Spain translates into Spanish in one year.
ArabianBusiness.com reports that about 100 million people in the Arab world are illiterate; and three quarters of them are between the ages of 15 and 45.
As for Arab women, the situation is even worse. Nearly half of the Arab world’s women are illiterate, and sexual attacks on women have actually increased since the Arab Spring, as have forced marriages and trafficking. And the exact number of women murdered by family members in “honor killings” is not knowable. It is only known to be large.
In Egypt, the largest Arab country, 91 percent of women and girls are subjected to female genital mutilation, according to UNICEF. Not to mention the number of women in the Arab world who must wear veils or even full-face and full-body coverings known as burkas. And, of course, Saudi Arabia is infamous for not allowing women to drive a car.
Another unhappy feature of the Arab world is the prevalence of lies. To this day, Egypt denies that it was the Egyptian pilot, Ahmed El-Habashi, who allegedly crashed an EgyptAir jet into the ocean deliberately. Vast numbers of Arabs believe that Jews knew of the 9-11 plot and avoided going to work at the World Trade Center that day.
So, then, is there anything at which the Arab world has excelled for the past two generations? Has there been a major Arab export?
As it happens, there are two.
Hatred and violence.
The Arab world has no peer when it comes to hatred – of the Western world generally, and especially of Israel. Israel-hatred and its twin, Jew-hatred, are the oxygen that the Arab world breathes.
Two of the most popular songs in Egypt over the past decade have been “I Hate Israel” and the ironically named “I Love Israel.”
Lyrics of the latter song include:
“May it [Israel] be destroyed. May it be wiped off the map. May a wall fall on it. May it disappear from the universe. God, please have it banished.”
“May it dangle from the noose. May I get to see it burning, Amen. I will pour gasoline on it. I am an Egyptian man. I am not a coward.”
“I Hate Israel” is so popular that it was the song which Egypt’s pop star Chaaboula sang at the largest music festival in the Arab world, Morocco’s Mawazine.
The festival, one of the biggest in the world, featured Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin and Kool and the Gang.
Some of the lyrics:
“I hate Israel, and I would say so if I was asked to.
“Two faces of the same coin, America and Israel. They made the world a jungle and ignited the fuse.
“About that [Twin] Tower, oh people. Definitely! His friends [Israel] were the ones who brought it down.”
The other major Arab product and export has been violence.
It is difficult to overstate the amount of violence in the Arab world. Mass murder and cruelty have characterized the Arab world.
Regarding Iraq under Saddam Hussein, Dexter Filkins, the New York Times correspondent in Iraq from 2003-2006 wrote: “Here, in Hussein, was one of the world’s indisputably evil men: he murdered as many as a million of his people, many with poison gas. He tortured, maimed and imprisoned countless more. His unprovoked invasion of Iran is estimated to have left another million people dead.”
Syria, too, has been a country of mass murder, torture, and brutal totalitarian rule — under the rule of Hafez Assad (in power 1971-2000), and his son, Bashar, the current killer-dictator who, among other atrocities, used Sarin gas against his own people in 2013.
In the ongoing Syrian Civil War, according to the United Nations, between March 15, 2011 and April 30, 2014, 191,000 Syrians, about a third of them civilians, were killed. In addition, 2.5 million people have fled Syria to neighboring countries, and 6.5 million have fled their homes within Syria.
In Algeria in the 1990s, Islamist terrorists engaged in wholesale murder of their fellow Algerians. That war cost Algeria about 100,000 lives, mostly civilian.
In Sudan, the Arab government’s atrocities against the non-Arab population in the region of Darfur led to about 300,000 deaths and over a million refugees. In addition there was systematic rape of untold numbers of non-Arab women by Arab gangs known as the Janjaweed.
And then there was the terror unleashed by Palestinians against Israeli civilians in restaurants, at weddings, on buses, etc. The Palestinians are the modern fathers of terrorism directed solely at civilians.
There are two possible reactions to this description of the Arab world. One is that it is an example of anti-Arab “racism.” That would be the reaction in much of the Arab world, on the left and among most academics — despite the fact that the description is of a culture and that the Arabs are not a race. The other is that is that it is tragically accurate. That would be the reaction of some in the Arab world and anyone who cares about truth. One such individual is an Arab. In Politico Magazine two weeks ago. Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief of Al-Arabiya, the Dubai-based satellite channel, titled his article “The Barbarians Within Our Gates.” The subtitle is “Arab civilization has collapsed. It won’t recover in my lifetime.”
Islamic State, which is overwhelmingly Arab, is just the latest manifestation
Las Vegas area parents were angry and offended earlier this week when the Clark County School Board proposed changes to elementary school sex-ed curriculum that would expose five- to eight-year-olds to different sexual preferences such as homosexuality.
The changes are being proposed in an effort to give everyone “respect regardless of who they are attracted to,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Lessons would also teach kindergartners that “touching and rubbing one’s genitals to feel good is called masturbation.”
“You want to teach my 5-year-old how to masturbate?” asked parent Julie Butler at a meeting held Monday to get community reaction to the proposals.
Curriculum changes would also teach older elementary school-age students such concepts as anal and oral sex.
“We certainly should not be teaching five-year-olds that masturbation and pleasuring one’s body is good and that a 12-year-old should know about the very details of anal and oral sex,” said one parent, according to local ABC affiliate KTNV.
And it wasn’t just the proposals that shocked parents–it was also the manner in which the “community input” meetings were set up, because they were closed-door and invitation only.
The shepherd walks right up to the gate. The gatekeeper opens the gate to him and the sheep recognize his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he gets them all out, he leads them and they follow because they are familiar with his voice. They won't follow a stranger's voice but will scatter because they aren't used to the sound of it.
Does God still speak to people today? Is He interested in what happens to us as individuals? Does He really have a master plan for our lives?
God truly is interested in us as individuals. He does have a master plan for our lives, and He does want to speak to us. Jesus described Himself as our Good Shepherd. And as His sheep, we can hear and recognize His voice.
So how can we know when it is God speaking? First, we need to remember that God primarily speaks to us through His Word, and He will never lead us in a way that contradicts that Word. We don't have to go any further than the Bible to know the will of God for our lives.
God also speaks through circumstances that can include failure or even hardship. We don't enjoy it when God speaks to us through tragedy and hardship, but as C. S. Lewis said, "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
Often I have found that if something is the will of God, then it will be confirmed. There are times when I feel the Lord has been speaking to me through circumstances, such as an opportunity that has opened up. But I never make decisions by looking at circumstances alone.
Lastly, God speaks to us through His peace. Colossians 3:15 tells us, "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." God is the author of peace, not of confusion.
Maybe we hear the voice of God more often than we think. Then again, maybe we're not giving Him the opportunity to speak. Today would be a good day to take your Bible and get alone with Him, away from the noise and confusion, and ask, "Lord, what do you have to say to me today? I am listening!"
The Real Culture War: Individualism vs. Collectivism & How Bill O'Reilly Got It All Wrong
by Dr. Gerard Emershaw
In his book Culture Warrior, Bill O’Reilly--the host of the Fox News Channel show “The O’Reilly Factor”--incorrectly characterizes the Culture War as a social, political, and intellectual struggle between “traditionalists” and “secular-progressives.” THE REAL CULTURE WAR analyzes, dissects, and discredits Bill O’Reilly’s conception of the Culture War and argues that he gets it all wrong. His “traditionalism” and “secular-progressivism” are merely two heads of the same collectivist beast.
THE REAL CULTURE WAR pits Individualism versus Collectivism. Individualism states that human beings have intrinsic value and possess the natural rights to life, liberty, and property. This view was held by the Founding Fathers. Collectivism states that human beings only have value in virtue of their relationship to the collective. This view was held by the “Philosopher-Kings” (PKs)--tyrannical leaders who view themselves as enlightened and exempt themselves from the draconian laws they force upon others. PKs discussed in THE REAL CULTURE WAR include Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, and Mao as well as American leaders Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Al Gore, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
The intellectual, historical, and empirical foundations of Individualism and Collectivism are examined, and it is argued that logic and reason establish that Individualism is the superior worldview because Individualism naturally leads to peace, prosperity, and freedom whereas Collectivism invariably leads to war, poverty, and tyranny. Specific formulations of Collectivism--Communism, Fascism/Nazism, Progressivism, Environmentalism, Neoconservatism, Racism, Religionism, Corporatism, and Labor Unionism--are fully exposed and critiqued. Next, an alternate conception of government in the form of the Individualist State is developed and defended while building the “Night-Watchman State” from first principles.
Within this “Minarchist State” is a system of taxation which provides a justifiable connection between the tax paid by the people in order to maintain the State whose duty it is to defend the natural rights of the people. These natural rights--life, liberty, and property--are each examined in depth and controversial issues related to them are analyzed fully in order to present philosophically sound solutions. Additionally, the structure and functions of the three branches of government--Executive, Legislative, and Judicial--of the Individualist State are explained, and it is demonstrated that the form of government written into the Constitution is a “Night-Watchman State” similar to the Individualist State.
Later, modern threats to Individualism--the economic tyranny of the Federal Reserve, the globalism of the New World Order, and the collectivist Neo-Progressivism of President Barack Obama--within the United States are described in detail. Finally, a five-step plan of action is revealed for what individualists can do to win the Real Culture War.
I just had to bring this post here, it fits way too much of what we talk about.
We have all fallen short of God’s perfect righteousness as defined by His law –the instructions for man. God’s law was given to us to bless us if we obey, and curse us if we disobey (which is sin).
God’s instructions (His Word) have existed since the beginning, thus nothing in God’s Word is ever new, we are just always in a state of trying to understand His Word better, which is actually the exact same as understanding God Himself better.
We have all broken God’s law, and thus we all were all under the curse (Paul calls this the law of sin and death). The breaking of God’s law is sin and the consequence of sin is eternal death. Once under grace through faith, we are no longer under the law of sin and death, as was written by Paul in Romans chapters 5-8.
God offered man a way to eternal life if we have faith (believe, commit, trust) in God and His Word. God did not have to offer this to us for any reason whatsoever. He owes us nothing and we can do nothing ourselves to escape what we rightfully deserve, which is eternal death.
Thus, anything God extends as a benefit to us is an act of grace (unmerited favor). His plan of salvation is an extension of His grace out of His love for us.
God’s Word outlined a plan for our salvation from God’s wrath (eternal death). That plan was manifest in Y’shua our Messiah at the appointed time.
Y’shua dying on the cross abolished the curse that resulted from our disobedience to God’s law. The finished work on the cross is the ultimate act of God’s grace.
We certainly did not deserve to be saved from the second death and did nothing to earn it.
Yeshua is God’s ultimate act of grace for mankind. God’s grace is a demonstration of His love for us.
The finished work on the cross eliminated the curse (law of sin and death) for those having faith, and all of the instances of our failures at keeping God’s law (sin) will be not be held against us like those that will be judged and experience the second death.
We will not be present at the Great White Throne judgment that leads to the second death. It is those who have faith (believe, commit, trust) in Him and His Word that will have eternal life.
When we keep God’s law, we still receive the blessings as originally prescribed, but not the curse of the second death when we fail. When we fail, it is covered under grace through the work on the cross.
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