The Jewish Problem…

There is a very strong narrative being stated repeatedly that the residents of Gaza are living in occupied territory. “Free Palestine” is the mantra heard around the world to give the impression that Israel is the aggressor and wants to dominate the region of Gaza. Many on the left have taken up the banner to fight for the “poor and oppressed people of Palestine.” Jihadists across the globe can be seen with signs calling for Israel to stop the killing of innocent women and children. Where are those that are willing to speak out against the real reason Israel is forced to act? Where are those with an intellect smart enough to see through the false accusations of Israel’s enemies?

No country would allow neighboring countries to bombard its cities and not respond with military action. Here is the reality. Hatred of the Jewish people is in the Qur’an. Muslims are instructed to not make friends with Jews or Christians, and that Jews descended from apes and pigs. In one Hadith Umar reported Mohammed as saying “You will fight against the Jews and you will kill them until even a stone would say: Come here, Muslim, there is a Jew hiding himself behind me; kill him.” Sahi Muslim Book 41, number 6981.

Islam mandates that humanity is separated into two groups, Muslims and kafirs. Jews, Christians, Pagans, Atheists, and polytheists are all kafirs. They are all to be invited to Islam. If they choose not to convert, they are given two options. They may choose to save their lives and live as dhimmis, that is, natives living in land that is ruled by God’s Law, Sharia Law. If neither of those options appeals to them, they are killed.

It is not just people that are divided under Islam; the world too is broken up into two types of land. Dar Al-Islam is “Land of Islam.” This is land that has been conquered by Islam. Dar Al-Harb is “Land of War.” This is land that needs to be conquered so Sharia Law can be implemented. Israel had been a land of Dar Al-Islam, but has reverted back to Dar Al-Harb and ultimately controlled by the Jews. This is a huge problem for the Islamists that want to eliminate the Jews and control the land of Israel once again.

Another false idea being spread is that Islam is a religion of peace; it is the radicals that have corrupted or hijacked the religion of Islam. But who are the radicals and what do they believe? The majority of groups listed on the United States FTO list (Foreign Terrorist Organizations) have similar goals. These groups have no common nationality. They are linked only by their devotion to the Islamic supremacist ideology, that is the re-establishment of the Islamic Caliphate and the implementation of Sharia Islamic Law.
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What is Sharia Law? Sharia Law is Islamic Law based on the Qur’an and the Hadith. It spells out exactly how Muslims are supposed to act. It also spells out how Muslims are supposed to treat Jews and Christians. Some Muslim groups try to conceal what the true nature of Islam is. They contend that Jihad means to struggle; this is a “personal,” inner struggle they maintain.

According to Umdat al-Salik, Reliance of the Traveller, A book on Islamic law from the Shafi’I School, “Jihad means to war against non Muslims…signifying warfare to establish the religion.” The text goes on to claim that the scriptural basis for defining the term Jihad comes from the Qur’an.
1. “Fighting is prescribed for you” (Qur’an 2:216)
2. “Slay them wherever you find them” (Qur’an 4:89)
3. “Fight the idolators utterly “ (Qur’an 9:36)

“I have been commanded to fight people until they testify there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” In addition, according to Islamic Law, apostates are killed and there is no indemnity for killing an apostate.

If one considers the attack by Al-Shabaab at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi in light of dictates of Sharia Law, some of the mystery fades away when we hear that they were quizzing the shoppers to see if they knew the name of Muhammad’s mother. The “terrorists” were simply separating the Muslims from the Kafirs. They were warring against the unbelievers.

If you think the “radicals” are acting crazy now, just wait until you hear what Sharia Law says the Caliph will do. Once again, according to Umdat al-Salik, the objectives of jihad are spelled out for us. “The Caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invite them into the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax…the war continues until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax.”

For the sake of Israel, for the sake of America, for the sake of the world, it’s high time we identify the enemy. We need to unite the free world against the threat of Islamic supremacy and Sharia Law. We have only ourselves to blame if we choose not to fight for the freedoms we enjoy.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE UNaffordable CARE ACT

Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional.

What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.

To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business,and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred,or even been contemplated. If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.

The irony is that the Congress doesn’t have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare a direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.

If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However , that doesn’t work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.

So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law. It doesn’t stop there though.

The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;

The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to “be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution.” If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

Michael Connelly
Retired attorney,
Constitutional Law Instructor

Will The U.S. Dollar Fail and Be Replaced By A One World Currency?

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“The economy is crumbling…the Dollar will fail and be replaced…the U.S. economy will be handed over to the antichrist.” If you have ever read anything about Bible prophecy I am sure you have heard statements such as this. These types of comments are uttered so often one would think they are actually written about in the Bible. The people who write and read the books that make these sorts of statements claim that they are; but are they really?

I believe it is high time for people who call themselves Christians to learn to discern information that they hear and read in books from information actually written in the Bible. Christians need to stop carrying the torch for those that are basing their beliefs on things that are not validated by Scripture.  This view about the U.S. economy is a case in point.

Bible teachers that write and speak about Bible prophecy continue to parrot each other and repeat the same “bad” information so often that Christians treat these positions as if they are based in Biblical Truth. To disagree with them would be to “disagree with the Bible.” I reject that assertion. If we are all seeking the Truth of Scripture we need to be discerning enough, and mature enough, to follow the information to a logical conclusion, even if it contradicts our preconceived positions.

This is especially true in the case of Bible prophecy. A challenger to ones preconceived views is often viewed as a “heretic,” just because the view has been held as “Biblical Truth” for such a long time. I will address many of these false “truths” in the course of writing this blog.

To be sure, our economy is in shambles. Our debt is out of sight and our impotent government continues to make the Dollar weaker. Is this indicative of a fulfillment of Bible prophecy, or is it just more evidence of a rouge and fiscally irresponsible government?

What we must first understand is that the Bible is a collection of books with the Middle East as its focus. Americans have been conditioned to view the Bible through American lenses. We need to change our glasses and view the Bible the way God intended it to be viewed. Most of us grew up with an “American” view of the Bible, but the focus of the Bible is always on Jerusalem, Israel, and the nations surrounding Israel. That is why books written about the United States and Bible prophecy should have empty pages. The United States is not the focus of God’s prophetic plan. Read your Bible if you do not believe this, not the books written by prophecy teachers.

Now, onto to our case study. How do these teachers come to conclusion that the U.S. economy will fail and the U.S. Dollar will cease to exist? The first problem associated with the idea that the U.S. Dollar will fail is the idea that the antichrist will rule over the entire world. This is false for a number of reasons. Walid Shoebat addressed this very topic in a wonderful article entitled Where is America in Bible Prophecy?  These prophecy teachers conclude,  “If a one-world-government controls the economy, they will implement a single form of currency. After all, isn’t that what the European Union did?” In addition to this view of a one-world-government, there is one verse that prophecy teachers use to show a single world monetary system and the collapse of the American Dollar.

Rev 13:17

17 “and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.”

Now I ask you…is there any place in this verse that talks about the U.S. Dollar or any other currency? The fact is, this verse is discussing individuals inability to purchase items NOT because of the currency they hold, but because of their allegiance and loyalty to Jesus. Let me put it this way. It does not matter what currency you hold when you enter Costco to shop. In the Untied States the Dollar is used. In Mexico, it is the Peso. The important thing needed in order to shop at Costco is not the currency. If a shopper does not have a Costco Card, the shopper will not even enter the store to shop. In the same way, followers of Jesus will not be able to buy or sell under this system.

I recently talked to a missionary visiting our church from Chad, Africa. His ministry was to Muslims in the area. I asked him what the attitude towards Christians was as a result of the Arab Spring across the Middle East. His response was a little bit surprising. He mentioned how the Muslims he dealt with were not violent towards them, but they were forced to buy all of their supplies from Muslim businesses. Is it such a stretch to think that the Islamists would not even allow Christians to purchase items from them? This is already happening in many areas of the Muslim world.

This is just one verse that is used to perpetuate a wrong view of Biblical Eschatology. As Christians, we need to be diligent to study God’s Word and distinguish fact from fantasy. It won’t be easy; there are many that are entrenched in a false narrative that they have been following for years. I know, I was one of them.

The FAITH of Obama

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I do not claim to know what President Obama believes in his heart. I can tell you, based on his behavior, that he is no follower of Christ. It becomes crystal clear when watching the video of Alan Keyes and Barak Obama in this video from a senatorial debate just how empty his perception of Jesus is. Jesus said He IS the way, the truth, and the life. There is only one way to God, and that is through Jesus!

President Obama claims he spent twenty years in Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s Church. Reverend Wright is hardly a man that encourages his members to love their neighbors as themselves, which is what Jesus taught is the second most important commandment He gave. The most important commandment was to the love the Lord your God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. He said if you love me you will keep My commandments. Jeremiah Wright is known to speak out against the United States, Israel, and the Jewish people.

I don’t know if Obama is Muslim or not, but he is certainly sensitive to the Islamic goals. He sides with the Muslim brotherhood, and has demonstrated distain for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He has even gone so far to make it a high priority to encourage Muslims in NASA’s space program. How can someone who claims to be a Christian have such animosity towards other Christians, Jews, and Israel?

Why has Obama been silent when Christians and Jews in the Middle East are being slaughtered on a daily basis? How can he even consider arming rebels in Syria that have demonstrated hate towards the United States and Israel?

We will all be held accountable for the things that we do in this life. If Obama is truly a follower of Jesus, he needs to wake up and realize what this battle is all about, instead of making statements before the general assembly of the United Nations that the future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.