Archive for March, 2006

Speakers Talk About War Against Christianity

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Around 400 evangelicals packed into a ballroom at the Omni Shorehman Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the conference on the “War on Christians and the Value Voters in 2006.” The two-day event featured panel discussions including “Christian Persecution: Reports from The Frontlines,” “Jews Confront The War On Christians,” “Hollywood: Christians Through A Distorted Lens,” “The Judiciary: Overruling God,” and “Taking Our Faith To The Ballot Box.”

‘‘Our faith has always been in direct conflict with the values of the world,’’ said conference speaker and former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), according to Cox News Service. ‘‘We are, after all, a society that provides abortion on demand, has killed millions of innocent children, degrades the institution of marriage and all but treats Christianity like some second-rate superstition.’’

Christians must not go around with their heads in the sand thinking everything in America is okay. We must be vigilant in our service to Christ as our culture becomes less tolerant of our loyalty to the King of all kings and Lord of all lords, Jesus Crist.

Gary

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Marchers Say Gringos, Not Illegals, Must Go

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

While politicians debate the fate of some 12 million people residing in the U.S. illegally, the Mexican Movement, one of the organizers of the mass protest in Los Angeles this week, has already decided it is the “non-indigenous,” white, English-speaking U.S. citizens of European descent who have to leave what they call “our continent.”

Viva La Raza. Amnesty is not enough for some.
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The Emerging Global Village

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Both President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony
Blair speak boldly and often of their intentions to globalize the
political and commercial affairs of the world’s nations. One has
only to listen to Bush’s latest State of the Union address
(http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/cwarchive_020306.html) to
get a glimpse of how immersed our political leaders are in the
philosophy of globalism.

Here is an article you need to read if you’re not too sure we are moving toward One Worldism. Just remember the only remedy to globalism is submitting to the authority of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
as our only means of salvation. He alone is our Messiah. Relying on the accumulative power of man for our salvation can only lead to the slavery of the masses.If you want to read the entire article click here.

The Atrocities of Communism Are Not Dead

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

“There are no people with physical defects in North Korea,” Ri told members of the New Right Union, which groups local activists and North Korean refugees.

Read more about this anomaly

Vatican

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Take a look at this article on the crusades

Despite a 2000 request for “pardon,” widely interpreted as an apology to Muslims for the Crusades, by the late Pope John Paul II, the Vatican reopened the debate last week with a conference that characterized the wars fought centuries ago as defensive measures taken with the noble aim of regaining the Holy Land for Christianity, according to the London Times.

1 Peter 4:1-7

COUNTERFEIT SALT

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Coach Daubenmire expresses my exact feelings about Christianity and conservatism. I hope the article is enlightening for you and helps you formulate a Godly view of politics. Our vierws must be based on scripture alone not the latest polls or views of Republican talking heads, who are nothing more than spin doctors for the party.

Gary

http://newswithviews.com/Daubenmire/dave17.htm

Coach Dave Daubenmire
March 23, 2006
NewsWithViews.com
Who is framing the way you think?

Have you ever asked yourself that question? That set of beliefs that you hold, the principles that give direction to your life, who is sharpening those for you? Who is framing the box in which you find yourself?

Have you ever watched someone lay concrete? The mixture of sand, concrete, and water cannot become a sidewalk without a box-like frame constructed to give the ooze a chance to harden.

People are like that, too. Without a solid framework around us, the knowledge that we acquire will ooze in all kinds of different directions. In order to control the flow, we need a framework, a box if you will, to give us shape. The more you read, the more you listen, the more you ponder, the more the concrete of your foundation begins to harden.

But it is not the concrete that shapes the sidewalk. No, it is the frame.

Who is framing the way you think?

I cut my political teeth on Rush Limbaugh. Like most Americans, I really didn’t become interested in politics and politicians until I was well into my thirties. When Rush burst onto the scene in the late 1980’s America was ripe for a rightward turn, and he became the purveyor of a new political ideology, modern conservatism. A product of the hippie generation, and recently born-again, I was drawn to the new-truth that Rush was espousing. Rush Limbaugh, more than any other American, has helped to steer the nation back to sanity.

Speaking of sanity, Sean Hannity burst onto the scene a few years later. A fresh voice with all-American good looks, Sean began to invade our living rooms nightly on the start-up Fox News Channel. Full of enthusiasm and chanting the “Republican good, Democrat bad mantra,” he began to “Hannitize” America and helped us focus our guns at the evil “liberals.” “Conservative good, liberal bad” became the second stanza of the song he sang in galvanizing America’s rightward drift.

Enter the “No-spin zone” a safe haven for independent thinkers, or so we were told. “We’re looking out for you” was the tag-line upon which Bill O’Reilly hung his hat, and by the millions we tuned in every night to hear Bill bloviate on the problems of the day.

Like a pressure value in a steam engine, these three men took to the air-waves and provided a “venting station” where average Americans let of stream. This triumvirate, as much as anyone else, gave us President Bush and his new form of government. “Compassionate conservatism” became the magic carpet that carried President Bush into the Whitehouse.

Fast forward to 2006. The same Republican cheerleaders, (O’Reilly claims to be independent), who greased the skids for Bush’s magic carpet ride, today are the same voices that pooper-scoop away the debris the Bush presidency has left on the rug. Rush leads the pack with over 500 radio stations. Hannity is no slouch with hundreds of stations and a nightly nationally-broadcast TV show. O’Reilly is the darling of Fox News Channel, and for three hours a day sits behind a microphone and broadcasts his radio show all across America sharing his spin on the news of the day. These three men dominate the AM airwaves in most American cities.

Invariably, if you are having a conversation around the water-cooler at work, the names of these three opinionators are sure to come up as well as a “Did you hear what Rush said” introduction to an opinion about to be offered by a talk-radio sycophant prepared to tell you all that is bad about the “ Liberals.”

Here is the problem. Most church-going Christians are more likely to quote Rush, Hannity, or O’Reilly, than they are Mathew, Mark, Luke, or John. As many Christian leaders have gone silent on the great issues of the day, choosing instead to focus on “your best life now,” or “a purpose driven life,” or the latest Dr. Phil drivel, slowly but surely The Three Puppeteers, (Rush, Sean, and Bill,) have become the American-cultural thermostat, explaining to us who and what is right. Trusting in their “gospel of conservativism” we have found that the magic carpet was nothing more than an old throw-rug.

Most pastors and church leaders are Johnny-Come-Latelies to the idea of Christian involvement in politics. Convinced for years that the church should stay away from political influence, their recent engagement with the culture has been steered by veteran “conservatives,” and the novice church leaders have been unable to spot a fraud. Unsure of their role, and uncomfortable in the battle, they have hired mercenaries to fight the battle for them. These mercenaries come to the church speaking Christian-ese, and unknowingly the “evangelicals” have allowed the salt of conservativism to frame their principles.

You see, conservativism is counterfeit salt. It looks like salt, sounds like salt, reacts like salt, but it is a phony. Conservativism is not Christianity. Christianity challenges evil. Conservativism blends in with evil. Christianity is dogmatic. Conservatism is pragmatic. Christianity draws a line in the sand. Conservativism wants to own the sand. Did you ever wonder why some folks call themselves “Christian” conservatives?

Unfortunately, thanks to The Three Puppeteers, more Christians are likely to identify themselves as conservatives, than Christians. Why not? They get most of their ideas from the Puppeteers.

I’ve heard Rush slyly associate himself with the name Christian. Hannity is a “Catholic Christian,” and the O’Reilly’s religious foundation is also Catholicism. Only God knows the condition of their soul, but I think it would be safe to say that Bible reading is not high on the list of priorities of any of the three as they guide their flocks. They are conservatives who identify with Christianity. They are not by any stretch of the imagination Bible-believers. They are spreading a gospel that is void of the Spirit. Yet the foundational beliefs of millions of Christians are being formed by the “gospel of conservatism” from Pastor Bill, Pastor Sean, and Pastor Rush.

How else can you explain the fact that so many Americans think that President Bush is Christian-in-Chief? In a startling survey of 614 Senior Pastors by George Barna, President Bush was ranked third when pastors selected those having the most influence on the church. That’s right, President Bush, according to the survey, influenced the church more than, Dobson, Maxwell, Robertson, and Falwell. Pardon me, but shouldn’t the church leaders be influencing President Bush? Don’t we have it backwards? Is it any wonder “conservativism” is the new religion, and Christianity has moved to the back of the bus? Conservativism, as preached from the pulpits of The Three Puppeteers has become the salt of the church, and President Bush has becomes it’s pope.

I spent five years hosting a talk-show on a large “Christian” radio station in Columbus. Pass The Salt was billed as a “look at today’s issues from a Christian perspective.” From 2000 to 2005, I spent my energy railing against the un-holy alliance between the church and the Republican Party. Calling the church to stand for Truth, to come out of their stained-glass fortresses, to oppose evil, and to be God’s spokesman, made me scores of enemies. The final straw came when I began to question the Christian golden-boy, G.W. Bush. That was almost too much for the church to take. Pointing out where his walk did not match his talk, and chastising Christians for blindly toeing the party line, bordered on blasphemy. He was God’s man, and compassionate conservativism was our new religion. Why would they want to hear me point out land mines when they could listen to The Three Puppeteers tell them everything was all right? Weary of fighting the “church of the status quo” I happily moved on to a less “republican” station.

Put on your dreaming cap with me. Imagine Jesus Christ was president of the United States. What would his presidency look like? What would his agenda be? I would wager, (oops, not very Christian) that his first executive actions would involve:

Protection of unborn children and the sanctity of the life of the infirm.
Preservation of marriage as one man and one woman for life.
Teaching truth to our children.
Exposing the true meaning of separation of Church and State, and returning morality to government.
New budgetary restraints…..no more borrowing and spending.
Where do President Bush and the conservatives stand on these issues?

When South Dakota passed a ban on all abortions President Bush opposed it because he is “pro-life with exceptions.” In other words, he is pro-choice, same as O’Reilly.

When Americans in eleven states passed marriage amendments defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman, President Bush said he was for civil unions.

When a terrorist in a black robe in Dover, Pennsylvania said that teaching creationism in public school was unconstitutional, President Bush talked about appointing judges who were “originalists,” whatever that means.

Shortly after Judge Roy Moore lost his job over the posting of the 10 Commandments, President Bush appointed Judge Moore’s prosecutor, Bill Pryor, to the Federal bench.

And, in the name of compassion, the Bush administration has spent money in a way that would make Michael Jackson quiver. Instead of tax and spend, it has become borrow and spend.

To steal a line from the president, the conservatives are either with us, or they are against us.

Now all of the polls say that the Republicans are in trouble. Compassionate conservatism turned out to be nothing more that “Democrat lite.” No matter how much The Three Puppeteers tell us everything is great, that the Republicans have a plan, that the economy is booming, and that we are winning the war, the counterfeit salt has been exposed for the fraud that it is.

But the Republicans do have a plan. As the election draws near they will once again back their trucks up to the doors of the church and beg their “conservative” friends to please help them fill their trucks with genuine salt. They’ll begin to talk about abortion, gambling, marriage, and spending and watch the pastors open the tipples and fight to prevent the evil “liberals” from gaining control of the government.

The Three Puppeteers will sing the praises of the Republicans “finally finding their message,” warn us of the evil Democrats and their diabolical plans for this nation, and urge us to fall in line and keep “conservatives” in power. Appealing to our need to be important, they will enlist the aid and support of evangelical leaders, and hold on to the House and the Senate. In the meantime, unborn babies will continue to die, perversion will continue to be legalized, and our nation will continue to slowly drift into the sunset. “Conservatives” will be in power, and Christians will be left holding the bag. We will be told, once again, to move to the back of the carpet, er bus.

But all will be fine. Hannity will continue to paraphrase the only Bible verse he knows “let not your heart be troubled,” Rush will announce to us that his “talent is on loan from God,” and O’Reilly will assure us that he is “looking out for us.” The “gospel of conservatism,” spread by The Three Puppeteer-pastors, is rapidly becoming the foundation upon which the American church is built.

A former FBI agent once told me that when they are learning to spot counterfeit currency they spend most of their time studying the real money. Once you become familiar with the authentic, it is easy to spot a fraud.

Conservativism is counterfeit Christianity. Why can’t Christians spot a fraud?

Who’s framing your foundation?

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do”? –Psalm 11:3.

© 2006 Dave Daubenmire – All Rights Reserved

Specious Visions

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Specious Visions
http://www.newswithviews.com/Raapana/niki3.htm
by Niki Raapana

Brothers and Sisters in this article Mrs. Raapana deals with the realitively new concept of “communitarianism”, which deals with the mind set of one worldism and its implications for our God given rights at the local level of government. This article is a must reading for those of you who are concerned with our ever burgeoning civil government and its evil intentions of replacing Christ as our means of salvation. And this should be all of you.

Gary

City to seize church by eminent domain

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

The Supreme Court’s decision to allow theft of someone’s property for the supposed advancement of the community will prove detrimental to not only our individual freedom, but also to church liberty. A case in point follows. Even if the Supreme Court reverses itself, how much will this church have to take out of pocket to fight the case, not to mention the wasted time? Where is the out cry from the Repbulican run White House and Congress. The Supreme Court’s decision on eminent domain is one of the most detrimental decisions against liberty that has every been handed down. Our Legislators should be doing all they can to reverse the Court’s outrageous disregard of our Constitutional rights. And we must do all we can to hold their feet to the fire.

Gary

CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article on bpnews.net

Saturday, March 11, 2006
City to seize church by eminent domain
LONG BEACH, Calif. (BP)–City leaders in Long Beach, Calif., have classified the Filipino Baptist Fellowship’s building as a blighted area and are forcing the congregation out in order to make way for condominiums.
The path for the case was laid when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 last summer in Kelo v. New London, Connecticut that a city’s use of eminent domain to transfer property from one private party to another may qualify as a “public use” protected by the Constitution.

John Eastman, director of The Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence who is defending the church, said the case -– the first involving a Baptist church — may play a key role in reversing the high court’s eminent domain decision.

“In my view, the Supreme Court made a terrible mistake in Kelo, and I think they know that and they’re going to be looking for a way to extricate [themselves] from that case,” Eastman told Baptist Press. “It seems to me that the best challenge to the principle of that case is a church case, where there is no economic output, so any economic development could then be utilized to take out the church under the Kelo theory.

Devvy Kidd — No more Angel Shamaya’s, Part 1

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Devvy Kidd — No more Angel Shamaya’s, Part 1

For those of you who are concerned for the on going usurpation of your God given right, this article by Devvy Kidd is a must read. I believe her analyzes of the political enviroment in America is extremely accurate. If we are to avoid the continued growth of statist intrusion in our lives we must heed her warnings. God does not expect us to stand by while the state becomes more and more Messianic.

Joel Osteen’s New Age Life View

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

http://www.worldviewweekend.com/secure/cwnetwork/article.php?&ArticleID=505

It is such a sad case for the Church to know this is what is drawing people to attend. We must never compromise for the mere sake of popularity and large crowds. It must be the truth of God’s word that draws people to Him and our living out those truths in love before others.

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