Friday, September 30, 2011

Yemen Says al Qaeda-Linked Cleric al-Awlaki Killed By Airstrike

It's a good riddance kind of day because once again, another radical Muslim terrorist loses his life via a United States air strike.

Washington Times: U.S. Air strike kills al Qaeda cleric al-Awlaki


However al-Awlaki was killed, his death will be “a significant blow” to the group, said Ben Venzke of IntelCenter, a private firm that tracks extremist messaging for clients, including U.S. agencies.

“It will especially impact the group’s ability to recruit, inspire and raise funds as al-Awlaki’s influence and ability to connect to a broad demographic of potential supporters was unprecedented,” said Mr. Venzke.

Al-Awlaki rose to prominence as al Qaeda’s English-speaking voice and principal Web propagandist, spreading its ideology via a blog, social media posts and Internet videos.

He was in e-mail contact with Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan and is believed to have a inspired the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, that Maj. Hassan is accused of committing.

But a U.S. official told The Washington Times on Friday that al-Awlaki was “directly involved in planning attacks against the United States.”

Those attacks include the failed attempt by the so-called underwear bomber to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day 2009 and the failed plot to send bombs hidden in printer cartridges to the United States in October last year.

“Awlaki and AQAP are also responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in Yemen and throughout the region, which have killed scores of Muslims,” said the U.S. official, “His death takes a committed terrorist, intent on attacking the United States, off the battlefield.”

Continue reading HERE.

I first heard about this terrorist's death at about 1:30 a.m. PT last night. I woke up at that time and was unable to go back to sleep right away, so I turned on the T.V. and found out that al-Awlaki was killed. What a wasted life. He grew up and dedicated his own life to recruit more Muslim terrorists - and his bully pulpit at one time was as an imam in a U.S. mosque in Falls Church, Virginia! Doesn't this give you pause as to how many other radical imams are lurking in the United States under the cover of being a "cleric" in a Muslim mosque?

In this article, we learn more information:


Al-Awlaki, born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents, was believed to be key in turning al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen into what American officials have called the most significant and immediate threat to the Untied States. The branch, led by a Yemeni militant named Nasser al-Wahishi, plotted several failed attacks on U.S. soil — the botched Christmas 2009 attempt to blow up an American airliner heading to Detroit and a foiled 2010 attempt to main explosives to Chicago.

Known as an eloquent preacher who spread English-language sermons on the Internet calling for “holy war” against the United States, al-Awlaki’s role was to inspire and — it is believed — even directly recruit militants to carry out attacks.

He was not believed to be a key operational leader, but as a spokesman. His English skills gave him reach among second and third generation Muslims who may not speak Arabic.

Yemeni officials have said al-Awlaki had contacts with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the accused would-be Christmas plane bomber, who was in Yemen in 2009. They say the believe al-Awlaki met with the 23-year-old Nigerian, along with other al Qaeda leaders, in al Qaeda strongholds in the country in the weeks before the failed bombing.

In New York, the Pakistani-American man who pleaded guilty to the May 2010 Times Square car bombing attempt told interrogators he was “inspired” by al-Awlaki after making contact over the Internet.

Al-Awlaki also exchanged up to 20 emails with U.S. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, alleged killer of 13 people in the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at Fort Hood. Hasan initiated the contacts, drawn by al-Awlaki’s Internet sermons, and approached him for religious advice.

Al-Awlaki has said he didn’t tell Hasan to carry out the shootings, but he later praised Hasan as a “hero” on his Web site for killing American soldiers who would be heading for Afghanistan or Iraq to fight Muslims. The cleric similarly said Abdulmutallab was his “student” but said he never told him to carry out the airline attack.

This guy was blatantly evil. He was a false prophet in a false religion, attempting to appear as an "allah-godly" Muslim cleric.

John MacArthur's book The Truth War describes such men as al-Awlaki in a chapter called "The Evil of False Teaching."

In a previous post where I discussed some of this chapter, I ended with this fact:

But don't imagine for a moment that God is fooled or His plans are really thwarted by the subtleties of lying, false teachers. In fact, consider the implications of all the various biblical warnings and prophecies declaring that false teachers will arise from the church. In Jesus' words, "Take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand" (Mark 13:23). These are not merely warnings designed to make us fearful; they are also prophecies that prove God knows what He is doing. He has a plan for the false teachers too. He will accomplish all His good pleasure despite their best efforts. And because Christ Himself is building His church, the gates of hell will not prevail against it. The power of darkness cannot win the Truth War.

People who get caught up in false religions, especially those with radicalized and evil beliefs, do so because they have outwardly rejected the true God of the Bible.


God doesn't need to infuse evil intentions into a false teacher's heart to seal that person's apostasy and thus fulfill the divine decree. God simply withdraws the light of His truth, the influence of His Spirit, and the mercy of His grace--and the evildoer's own evil motives are sufficient to guarantee his own doom. He confounds unbelievers' vision. God also sometimes withholds or obscures the truth from those who hate truth anyway. In effect, He "blinds" them (John 9:39; 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12).

Of course, bright light can be as blinding as utter darkness. "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it" (John 1:5). When God sovereignly blinds someone who already loves darkness more than light (John 3:19), it certainly doesn't mean God Himself is operating in the realm of darkness or that there is any darkness in Him (1 Timothy 6:16).

[E]very evil motive behind every sinful act stems from the fallen creature, never from God.

Of course, God's own motives, purposes, and actions are emphatically pure and holy all the time (Genesis 50:20). He accomplishes good in and through all things (Romans 8:28) -- and that includes all the evil done by all the powers of darkness. So while God may properly be said to "foreordain," "predetermine," or "decree" the actions of evildoers (2 Samuel 12:11; 16:10; Acts 2:23; e:27-28), He does not approve the evil in the act. "God is light and in Him is no darkness at all" (1 John 1:5). The will to sin always stems from the sinner's own heart, not from God. He is never the authors or efficient cause of evil.

Hat Tips:

Washington Times

The Truth War

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Roger Ailes Tells Why Beck & Palin Were Nixed + Christie's Speech

A big hat tip to Gulag Bound for pointing out an article over at - Roger Ailes: Beck, Palin Were 'Branding Issue'

Personally, I think that Gulag Bound's title of "Roger Ailes Tells Why Beck & Palin Were Nixed" is a more accurate title.  It has become increasingly obvious that Fox News is leaning left.  How sad.

Last night, I was watching Hannity's repeat broadcast at 9:00 PT. Hannity was showing Gov. Chris Christie's speech at the President Ronald Reagan Library. Governor Christie was invited via letter by Nancy Reagan to be the keynote speaker. As Gov. Christie started to tell the truth about Obama, Hannity's coverage of the speech abruptly stopped. Was this by design? After reading about Roger Ailes in the above article, I would venture to say that it certainly was by design. Just like the rest of the media of mass deception, Fox News Channel is leaning towards the leftist side of the political spectrum these days.

When Hannity stopped broadcasting Christie's speech, I went over to C-Span, hoping that it was being covered there. It must have been a repeat broadcast because at the time I changed the channel, Christie was just beginning his speech. [See entire speech at C-Span: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Remarks at Ronald Reagan Library Event] So I listened to the first part again and was very pleased to hear what he had to say against Obama's terrible non-leadership and awful policies. It was so good to hear about President Ronald Reagan's leadership again and hear famous quotes he made. I truly believe that Reagan was one of the last true American presidents. Others since then have shown agreement with the "new world order" and have adhered to the global initiatives that the progressive left and RINO progressive right have imposed upon our nation. To hear Gov. Christie state that there is no need to apologize to ANYONE in the world regarding America, and when he discussed Reagan's belief in American exceptionalism again - I found myself thinking how awesome and refreshing his words were!

Back to the Fox News Channel.

My husband and I have tried to watch "The Five," - the Fox News Channel show that replaced Glenn Beck in that time slot. Bob Beckel is way to annoying (and WRONG every day!!) and all the rest of the panel does is argue. Even five people (some of which I like and admire) cannot hold the attention of viewers like Glenn Beck did. I would love to know what the ratings are in that time slot now. Anybody reading here know? I'm sure that viewership has absolutely plunged since Glenn left.

Also, I didn't realize that Sarah Palin lost her "Fox News Contributor" role. But now that I think of it, she has only appeared on Greta's show lately. I found it really distasteful that several commentators at Fox are now saying that Sarah should not run for the presidency. What back stabbers they all are!!!

Back to Christie's speech.

Governor Chris Christie shared a quote from then Senator, Barack Obama in 2007, who claimed that he would unite this country. After almost three years of his bullying kind of leftist/Marxist/Islamo-fascist Frances Fox Piven strategy and Saul Alinsky lies, division, and harm against America, people are seeing how much of a mistake the election of Obama was in 2008. Slogans like "2012 - The End of an Error" are cropping up all over the blogosphere.

I am so glad that Christie spoke out against Obama. And, he used Obama's own lying words against him!

I shake my head in disbelief at all of the corruption that this current bAdministration has wreaked upon our nation. I pray that they don't get away with the Gunrunner/Fast and Furious Scandal or the Solyndra $535 billion dollar taxpayer dollar scandal! These people belong in JAIL - NOT THE WHITE HOUSE!!

Hat tips to all links.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Obama: “Don’t Compare Me to the Almighty, Compare Me to the Alternative”

I have been trying to avoid writing about Obummer Hussein. But when his rhetoric is so far over the top and stupid, I just have to respond.

Obummer certainly isn't the end times antichrist. He may be evil, but at the same time, he's too ignorant! Yet, the Bible warns us that there will be many antichrists already in the world:

1Jo 2:18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.

That foolish utterance, “Don’t compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative" that Obambi made recently during a fundraiser in California is evidence that he is antichrist in nature, within his soul and in his spirit. He presents himself as a false prophet who would arrogantly place himself "in place of" or "instead of" Jesus Christ.

1Jo 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

1Jo 4:2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,

1Jo 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess that [fn] Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the [spirit] of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

Business Insider reported:

For the first time this election season, President Barack Obama addressed a potential reelection opponent, using a fundraiser in California to criticize Texas Gov. Rick Perry, albeit not by name.

Obama expressed bewilderment at the state of the Republican party — referring to GOP debate attendees who booed a gay service-member serving in Iraq…

…Quoting Vice President Joe Biden, Obama effectively laid out his reelection strategy, saying “Don’t compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative.”.

Obama would like to think that Bible-based Christians have been fooled into thinking that just because he claims to be a Christian, we believe him. I spotted his adherence to apostate religion way back in 2008! Obama's bully pulpit happens to be the presidency. He spews lies endlessly and the American people aren't falling for it anymore (thank God!). He is self-destructing right before our very eyes! But the sad part is, there are some people who are completely clueless about his diabolical plans to destroy America. They have not allowed to the truth to come through so that the scales can be dropped from their eyes.

Obama's support for the killing of unborn babies, the sin of homosexual behavior, the love for Islam and the hatred against Israel are four of the most egregious offenses that he has put up against the Holy and Righteous God of the Bible. The list could go on endlessly, but rather than doing that, I want to share what John MacArthur has to say in chapter 6 - "The Evil of False Teaching: How Error Turns Grace into Licentiousness" from his book "The Truth War" about apostate false teachers.


[S]cripture is clear about this: there is no hope of salvation apart from hearing and believing the truth about Christ (cf. 1 Corinthians 1:21).

That is why nothing is more destructive than false religion. Mere ignorance is devastating enough: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Hosea 4:6). But gospel-corrupting apostasy is the most sinister of all evils. It not only conceals the very core of all truth from those who most desperately need it, but it also breeds more and more iniquity.

As a matter of fact, apostate religion is dynamic in the same way gospel truth is--but it produces exactly the opposite results. It intensifies sin's bondage, multiplies sin's pollution, and magnifies sin's consequences. In every way, imaginable, false religions makes the calamity of sin worse than ever.

A person like Obama, who isn't an apostate preacher at the podium of a church is nonetheless in a political position of great power. He can inadvertently have an exponentially sinful effect upon a nation and her people.

MacArthur continues:

In other words, teaching gospel-corrupting error as if it were biblical truth is no insignificant sin. Apostasy is always portrayed in Scripture as a deadly danger. Apostate false teachers who remain in the church and undermine true faith are often extremely subtle, but they are never harmless. Heresy always breeds more evil, and the closer any lie comes to the heart of the gospel, the more diabolical is the fruit it bears.

Furthermore, the evil borne by false doctrine is no incidental or unintentional side effect. The actual goal - and the inevitable result-- of all false doctrine is to o"turn the grace of our God into lewdness" (Jude 4). That is also the true aim and ambition of every apostate. According to Jude, in the mix of the evil motives behind every heresy, you will always discover and appetite for evil things.

The driving passion of all false teachers is their lust (vv.18-19). It may be a craving for carnal pleasure (v.7), greed for money and material things (v.11), or a rebellious hankering after power (v.11). May times it is all of the above. Look closely at any false teacher and you will see corruption caused by lust--manifest not only in the love of money and power but also in an inability to control the flesh.

When I think about all of the terrible policies, executive orders, illegally passed bills (Obamacare, for example), corruption (Fast and Furious Gunrunner scandal, Solyndra scandal, just to name two recent examples), and the spread of Marxism/Islamo-facism that the Obama administration has been involved in - it makes my skin crawl! The most egregious actions, though, have been his terrible treatment of Israel and Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Now that Obama's  re-election bid is coming  up (God forbid!!!), he got up in front of the United Nations and lied (taqiyya) about his true feelings against Israel just to get the Jewish voters back on his side. I think that too many members of the Jewish population here in America have wised up, seen his sinister corruption and hate against Israel,  and will not be fooled again by this charlatan.


Peter said exactly the same thing. Scoffers are driven by "their own lusts" (2 Peter 3:3). In fact, Peter says that one of the primary objectives of every apostate teacher is to lure people back into bondage of immorality after they have been exposed to the liberating truth of the gospel: "when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption"(2:18-19).

That certainly describes Obama - he himself is a "slave of corruption." His puppet master, George Soros, keeps him there - smack dab in the thick of evil, sin and death.

I have shared only a small portion of this highly informative chapter. I have been recommending this book, The Truth War for years! It is one of the best! EVERY Christian needs to read it - over and over again - so that they are prepared to spot the lies and falsehoods prevalent in this age of deception!

The good news is that God's ultimate plan will not be thwarted. Some of the subtitles in the chapter include:

a.  False Teachers Cannot Thwart God's Sovereignty.
b.  Understanding God's Sovereignty and the Fact of Evil.
c.   God's Zero-Tolerance Policy for Apostates.
d.   A Time to Be Tough; A Time to Be Tender.
e.   How to Spot an Apostate.

Near the end of the chapter, we find one of the best quotes:

Apostates face an interesting dilemma. They frequently become so lost to honor, so lacking in decency, so indifferent to disgrace that they often don't care who sees their sin, especially in their own inner circle. They wear it arrogantly like a badge of honor. In Jude's words, they become like "raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame."


But don't imagine for a moment that God is fooled or His plans are really thwarted by the subtleties of lying, false teachers. In fact, consider the implications of all the various biblical warnings and prophecies declaring that false teachers will arise from the church. In Jesus' words, "Take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand" (Mark 13:23). These are not merely warnings designed to make us fearful; they are also prophecies that prove God knows what He is doing. He has a plan for the false teachers too. He will accomplish all His good pleasure despite their best efforts. And because Christ Himself is building His church, the gates of hell will not prevail against it. The power of darkness cannot win the Truth War.

Hat tips to all links.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

When Christians Wouldn't Know They Were in a War

I have pre-ordered Dr. David Jeremiah's new book, "I Never Thought I'd See The Day - Culture At The Crossroads." and look forward to receiving it when it is released on October 2nd.

Our culture is at the crossroads, unlike any time in the past.  It is highly affecting people (whether they realize it or not) spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, politically, and also when it comes to the subjects of right vs. wrong, good vs. evil, and righteousness vs. sinfulness.

The new sermon series has begun and each week is more enlightening than the last! You can view today's topic, at David When Christians Wouldn't Know They Were in a War | Week of September 25, 2011.


Approaching the end of the age before Christ's return, we can expect an intensification of spiritual warfare. But too many Christians have failed to prepare themselves. In order to protect ourselves against the attacks of Satan, it is important to know who Satan is and what he does.

Click on the "Watch Now - This Week's broadcast" icon in the green box at the above link.

People who claim not to believe that Satan exists have not thought through the situation that we face here on this earth. Jesus Christ himself warned us about Satan many, many times during his three year ministry on earth. Since his miracles, death, and subsequent resurrection to life are facts of history, it would be wise to heed the warnings of Jesus in the Scriptures. The name "Satan" occurs 55 times in 48 verses in the NKJV Bible. He has other names as well, and is described as "the devil," "our adversary," and a "roaring lion who seeks to devour."

1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because [fn] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

  • (5:8) NU-Text and M-Text omit because.

  • The current Turning Point television series and Dr. Jeremiah's new book are very important resources for every Christian to learn and study!

    Outline for today's program:

    Dr. David Jeremiah
    “When Christians Wouldn’t Know They Were in a War”
    Selected Scripture
    September 25, 2011
    1 Timothy 4:1
    Ephesians 6:12
    I. Who Satan Is
    A. Satan Is the Great Deceiver
    John 8:44
    Revelation 12:9
    B. Satan Is the Great Divider
    James 3:6, 8
    C. Satan Is the Great Destroyer
    II. What Satan Does
    A. The Strategy of Indifference
    2 Corinthians 11:14
    1 John 5:19
    Ephesians 6:12
    B. The Strategy of Ignorance
    C. The Strategy of Infiltration
    Ephesians 4:27
    Proverbs 6:27
    D. The Strategy of Intervention
    E. The Strategy of Intimidation
    1 John 3:8

    Hat Tips:


    Blue Letter

    Saturday, September 24, 2011

    Hooray For Herman Cain!!

    What an ABSOLUTELY PLEASANT SURPRISE it was for me today to learn that Herman Cain won the Florida GOP Straw Poll!!! The more I hear from this man, and the more I learn about this man, the more I like!!

    My stats have indicated that I have been getting hits at this blog almost every day where the person typed in the question, "did Herman Cain vote for Obama?" Even if he what? My brother (and several other relatives who wouldn't listen to my warning about Obama) voted for him back in 2008 and I have forgiven them for their errors! Ha! Many have admitted what a huge mistake they made.

    The individuals who typed in that search phrase about Mr. Cain found the following blog post entitled Herman Cain Opens Up About Obama. It wasn't quite what the searcher was looking for, but at least they had the chance to read that way back in April, Sarah Palin endorsed Herman Cain as her possible choice for the GOP nomination.

    I thought that Mr. Cain's debate answers in the Fox News/Google/YouTube debate on Thursday were awesome! Hearing about his personal struggle with colon and liver cancer, his victory over the dreaded disease, and how Obamacare would have slowed the process for his treatment and complete recovery, was one of the best moments of the night.

    Nice Deb as a great post up about Mr. Cain.

    And the Fox News Channel website article has over 4,328 comments!!

    There is a lot that I like about Herman Cain. He is supportive of the platform of the TEA Party (and does a great job countering the false accusations that the TEA Party is racist). He is a successful businessman who knows how to create jobs because he already has done so in the private sector. He would most likely chose a great VP and Cabinet - based on the knowledge of the individuals, not because he needs to pay back supporters (like Obama did with the liberal lunatics and union bosses). He is a Christian, he loves America, and HE IS A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN OF AMERICA! His 999 tax idea sounds wonderful, and he is NOT an establishment Republican type like Romney and Perry.

    I still need to do more research and learn more about Mr. Cain, but what I already know about him makes me so happy that he is breaking away from that previously "unknown" status due to winning the Florida Straw Poll!!

    Way to go Herman!

    Hat tips to all links.

    Herman Cain's website:


    Thursday, September 22, 2011

    The Best Line of the Debate

    "My next door neighbor's dogs have created more shovel-ready jobs than this administration." - Gary Johnson


    Update: Gateway Pundit has the video clip up already!

    Uh oh....some of the commentators over there are saying that Johnson ripped off that comment from Rush Limbaugh's radio show.  If true, he should have given attribution to Rush.
    The most poignant moment of the debate was when Herman Cain was telling the story about his battle with stage 3 colon and liver cancer, and how if Obamacare was in effect back in 2006, he may not have lived. Why? Because a bureaucrat would have greatly slowed down the process he went through - 9 months of tests, second opinions, chemotherapy, surgery, recovery, and more chemotherapy. That is what socialized medicine does. Obamacare NEEDS TO BE REPEALED - NO MATTER WHO WINS THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION AND THEN THE PRESIDENCY DURING THE ELECTION OF 2012!

    Dear Readers,

    Any thoughts on tonight's debate?

    Sheriff's Eligibility 'Posse' Sparks Media Whirlwind

    If anyone could get to the bottom of the Obama POTUS eligibility question, it's Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.


    News – first reported by WND – that for the first time a law enforcement official is investigating the document Obama presented as proof of his birthplace has caught fire in the wider press, prompting questions as to whether this effort will get to the bottom of the story.

    As WND reported, Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio responded to concerns from tea-party activists in his county by forming a volunteer posse to investigate whether the purported Hawaiian birth certificate Obama released to the public on April 27 is a forgery.

    Arpaio says that since WND ran its story, he has been inundated with media inquiries, including invitations to appear on national TV news programs.

    Read more: Sheriff's eligibility 'posse' sparks media whirlwind

    It was also very interesting to find out that legendary singer of the 1950's and Christian activist Pat Boone has now come out as a birther. I only heard a brief clip about it on T.V. last night, but apparently, it was a trip to Kenya that led Boone to reconsider the claims of those here in the United States of America who believe that Obama was not born here. It was revealed that several people he had encountered in Kenya (maybe Boone was there on a missions trip?) said to him, "You know that Barack Obama was born here, right?"

    Why would so many people tell him that if it wasn't true? What would they have to gain to do so?

    If you are still a "birther hater," please educate yourself via WorldNetDaily's extensive work concerning this issue:

    WND Exclusive

    Sheriff's eligibility 'posse' sparks media whirlwind
    Could this be the momentum changer that settles questions on Obama's birth?

    WND Exclusive
    Another source claims Obama forgery planted in Hawaii DOH
    Report comes as Sheriff Joe's posse probes birth record released by White House

    Pat Boone calls Obama's birth certificate 'a fraud'
    'He's spending millions of dollars so that we do not have his records'

    Obama's fictionalized family history
    Exclusive: Jack Cashill spotlights inconsistencies regarding half-brother Ndesandjo

    WorldNetDaily Exclusive
    THE BIG LIST of eligibility 'proofers'
    See those who have raised questions about legitimacy of Obama presidency

    WND Exclusive
    From A to Z: What's wrong with Obama's birth certificate?
    Examine for yourself mounting evidence that president's document isn't genuine

    WND Exclusive

    Is Obama constitutionally eligible to serve?
    WND's complete archive of news reports on the issue

    WND Exclusive
    Obama's day of reckoning could end his presidency
    Free, landmark summary explains eligibility issue clearly, suggests what you should do

    I would like to include two comments from the first WND link above:

    Bryan Taylor · Top Commenter · Fuels Forester (GIS Specialist) at Yakama Nation
    Daniel Van Koughnett That's right, you have to go to a government sponsored indoctrination camp....oops I mean order to be an expert in anything.....hell, you can't even make ice cubes in this country anymore without a government permit....

    The constitution was written so that anyone could understand it and hold their government accountable. It was written for the people, of the people, and by the have no excuse for being so ignorant Danny. You lefties are on this site constantly holding up the constitution and saying, "It doesn't say anything about being a dual citizen, it only says natural born, what don't you birthers understand?" Well, my friend, the first amendment guarantees the people the right to petition their government for a redress of, it's perfectly constitutional and legal to demand that Barry Soetoro pony-up and show us his eligibility papers when asked....if he doesn't, he's in violation of the constitution you so proudly wave around it suits you. By the way, I don't see in the constitution where universal health care is allowable, where abortion is a right, etc.....but I'm also sure that you believe the document is a living, breathing document that has to change meaning when necessary and that it is not a limiting document, but an unlimited document granting unlimited powers.
    Reply · 86 · Like· Tuesday at 10:43pm

    Leonard Daneman · Top Commenter
    I had to study the Aliens and Nationality Act (U.S. naturalization statute) back in 2008 to check Phil Berg's complaint Obama wasn't a U.S. citizen. The function of naturalization law is not so much place of birth but any alienage at birth from a foreign parent. Dual nationality and its conflicts was not a problem prior to the 1920s, and the Naturalization Act of 1790 et seq 1855 had to be revised to 'de-alienage' one nationality at birth, and finally when the child reached majority.

    If one reads Article II's 'natural born citizen' clause, it was written to block foreign influence time of birth, i.e., no alienage at birth. Therefore, unless born prior to the 1776 Declaration making you a U.S. citizen 'at the time of adoption of this constitution,' you had to be born of a U.S. citizen father. Just being born on U.S. soil, prior to 1898, did not a U.S. citizen make.
    Reply · 77 · Like· Yesterday at 2:08am

    In my sidebar, I have the following facts posted:


    At Barack Obama’s web site, the following admission:

    “ Clarifies Barack’s Citizenship*

    ‘When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children…’ “

    Read that last line again.

    “That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children…”

    That’s an admission that Great Britain “governed the status” of Barack Obama, Jr. He has chosen to highlight this on his own volition.

    And this leads to the relevant question:


    A natural born citizen’s status should only be governed by the United States.

    Hat Tip: Natural Born Citizen blog

    *Apparently, the original page has been removed but I found this page: Obamas Kenyan Citizenship

    Hat tips to all links.


    Just checked the "Fight the Smears" website and near the bottom of the page, the original paragraphs are listed there.

    Fight the Smears. Clarifies Barack’s Citizenship

    “When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.

    Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4,1982.”

    Also see:

    American A Frivolously Destructive pResidency


    Update 9/23/11

    An explosive article to read! Bob McCarty Writes: Bogus Presidency Equals Monstrous Crime

    Copy of entire article:

    Bogus Presidency Equals Monstrous Crime
    September 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments
    By Paul R. Hollrah, Guest Blogger

    In the weeks and months following Arnold Schwarzenegger’s election as governor of California in October 2003, there was considerable speculation… much of it fueled by Schwarzenegger himself… that he might one day wish to run for president of the United States. When asked by 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer whether or not he had presidential ambitions, he said, “Yes. Absolutely. I think, you know, because why not? Like with my way of thinking, you always shoot for the top.”

    However, the fact that Schwarzenegger was born in Austria, to parents who were both Austrian citizens, placed him at odds with Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which requires that all candidates for president and vice president must be “natural born” U.S. citizens who are at least 35 years of age and who have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.

    In support of Schwarzenegger’s presidential “ambitions,” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced House Joint Resolution 104 on September 15, 2004. The resolution proposed to amend Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution by adding the following language:

    “A person who is a citizen of the United States, who has been a citizen of the United States for at least 20 years, and who is otherwise eligible to hold the Office of the President, is not ineligible to hold that Office by reason of not being a native born citizen of the United States.”

    H.J.R. 104 was referred to the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, where it remained through the end of the 108th Congress. Then, early in the 109th Congress, on Feb. 1, 2005, Congressman Rohrabacher made a second attempt with the introduction of H.J.R. 15, which contained essentially the same language as the failed H.J.R. 104 of the previous Congress.

    However, while it is understandable that Congressman Rohrabacher would attempt to amend the Constitution to make it possible for his own governor, a naturalized citizen, to seek the presidency, similar attempts by Democrats during the same decade are not so easily understood. For example, on June 11, 2003, during the 108th Congress, Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR) introduced H.J.R. 59 to amend Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution by substituting the following language:

    “A person who has been a citizen of the United States for at least 35 years and who has been a resident within the United States for at least 14 years shall be eligible to hold the office of President or Vice President.”

    The Snyder proposal was followed by H.J.R. 67, introduced on Sept. 3, 2003, by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). The Conyers proposal would have added the following substitute language to Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution:

    “A person who has been a citizen of the United States for at least 20 years shall be eligible to hold the Office of President.”

    On Jan. 4, 2005, early in the 109th Congress, Congressman Conyers made a second attempt with the introduction of H.J.R. 2, proposing the same language as contained in H.J.R. 67 of the 108th Congress. And on April 14, 2005, Congressman Snyder made yet another attempt, introducing H.J.R. 42, containing amendatory language identical to his H.J.R. 59 of the 108th Congress.

    All of the above resolutions, proposing to send constitutional amendments to the states for ratification, suffered the same fate. All died in committee without being acted upon.

    Any member of Congress is free to introduce a resolution proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. However, what distinguishes Congressman Rohrabacher’s resolutions from those of his Democratic colleagues is that his motive was clear… he was interested in making it possible for his governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to seek the presidency. The motivations of his Democrat colleagues, on the other hand, are a mystery; they only serve to raise important questions.

    For example, if the “natural born citizen” requirement had not represented a major problem at any time in history, why were Democrats suddenly concerned about it in 2003, 2004, and 2005 when a young black man, the son of an American mother and an African father, was emerging as a rising star in their party?

    Barack Obama was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996, one of 6,978 state legislators in the United States. He served eight totally undistinguished years in the legislature… voting “present” on some 129 occasions… before announcing his candidacy for the United States Senate in 2004. It was in that year, the year in which he was elected to the U.S. Senate, that he was selected to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. He was elected to the United States Senate in November 2004 and was sworn into office on Jan. 4, 2005. Almost immediately upon being seated, he launched his campaign for the presidency. In the ensuing three years, he devoted most of his time to his presidential campaign and, on Aug. 28, 2008, he defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

    So the question arises, what did Congressmen Snyder and Conyers know that caused them to offer proposed constitutional amendments in the House of Representatives? More specifically, what did they know about Obama’s presidential ambitions and his inability to meet the “natural born citizen” standard, and when did they know it?

    Although the Snyder and Conyers proposals might have raised some eyebrows if their attempts to amend the constitution had been widely reported and debated, it was not until the officers of the 2008 Democratic National Convention officially certified Obama and Biden as the party’s candidates that it became evident that something was seriously amiss.

    In certifying the party’s 2008 candidates to the state election boards so that ballots could be printed, only one state, the State of Hawaii, received the following certification from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Alice Travis Germond, convention chairman and secretary, respectively:

    “THIS IS TO CERTIFY that at the National Convention of the Democrat Party of the United States of America, held in Denver, Colorado on August 25 though (sic) 28, 2008, the following were duly nominated candidates of said Party for President and Vice President of the United States respectively and that the following candidates for President and Vice President of the United States are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the United States Constitution.”

    The remaining forty-nine states received the following certification:

    “THIS IS TO CERTIFY that at the National Convention of the Democrat Party of the United States of America, held in Denver, Colorado on August 25 though (sic) 28, 2008, the following were duly nominated as candidates of said Party for President and Vice President of the United States respectively:”

    In each instance, the certifications were followed by the names and home addresses of Barack Obama and Joe Biden. However, only the State of Hawaii, pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes §11-113, contained the phrase, “… and that the following candidates for President and Vice President of the United States are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the United States Constitution.” Other than that, the two documents were identical… even to the misspelling of the word “through” in the second line of the certifications.

    So what does that tell us? Given what is now widely known about the circumstances of Obama’s birth and parentage, one might conclude that high-ranking Democratic officials… most notably convention chairman Nancy Pelosi… were fully aware when they nominated him that Barack Obama was ineligible to serve as President of the United States, by reason of the fact that he is not a “natural born” citizen as required by the U.S. Constitution.

    The bogus presidency of Barack Obama is clearly one of the most monstrous crimes ever committed against the people of the United States. But what are the chances that the full extent of the crime will ever be fully disclosed? So long as liberals and Democrats are willing to protect him at all costs, and so long as conservatives and Republicans are afraid to challenge him because of the color of his skin, Obama will likely go unpunished. However, if we could ever get the former speaker secured to a straight-backed chair, leaning backward over a large basin with a towel or wash cloth over her face and a pail of water at hand, we would almost certainly learn the truth.

    Just as Khalid Sheikh Muhammad told the CIA everything they wanted to know about the planning and execution of the 9/11 attacks, Ms. Pelosi would be just as certain to spill the beans on exactly when the leadership of the Democratic Party first became aware that George Soros and Barack Obama were intent upon committing the greatest political crime of all time… the brazen theft of the American presidency.

    Paul R. Hollrah
    Hollrah is a senior fellow at the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a contributing editor for Family Security Matters and a number of online publications. He resides in northeast Oklahoma.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Obama's Campaign Mode Speech at the U.N.

    From the portions that I heard, there was a little bit of fodder for every political pundit and voter in the speech. It was so obvious that Obama was in full campaign mode. I forced myself to listen to most of the speech. But since I was mostly interested in seeing how he would respond to the disastrous idea to give the Palestinian terrorist regime statehood via a U.N. resolution - without the input or consent of Israel - my attentive ear wandered a bit after that as I made coffee and breakfast.

    Of course, Obama realized that it would be absolute political suicide for him to agree to the stupid U.N. declaration for Palestinian terrorist statehood (as much as he probably WANTED to agree to it). Since his approval ratings among the Jewish community here in the United States has plummeted, he went into a full throated 2012 campaign mode to try and regain their votes. I thought I even heard teleprompter attempts to sound a bit like former President George W. Bush in his support for Israel.

    It was a bit of a relief, in my mind, that Obama would not go so far as to supersede the decades long negotiation processes that have been held between Israel and the Palestinian leadership through an idiotic U.N. resolution bid. We all know that since the Palestinians have an ongoing declaration against Israel (e.g. wanting to "wipe them off the map," and "shove them into the sea" etc.), peace between these two peoples will probably be an impossibility until the return of Jesus Christ.

    While listening to a deceiver like Obama feign so much support and friendship for Israel, I could not help but recall the fact that the coming Antichrist is ultimately a deceiver who promises to bring world peace. During the end times tribulation period, the Antichrist will declare peace with Israel for 3 1/2 years, but turn against Her for the final 3 1/2 years (See Daniel 9:27, Daniel 11:36-37, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, Daniel 7:21-25; 8:24). Antichrist receives his power and authority from Satan himself (See Daniel 8:25; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-19).

    If Obama ever succeeded in being re-elected (God forbid!), which is highly doubtful due to the utter and complete failings of his administration and all of the scandals it has wreaked upon our nation, I would not doubt that Obama would turn against Israel because he wouldn't have to worry about re-election ever again. Obama would continue to destroy our nation, too, in all ways possible: spiritually, economically, militarily, constitutionally, judicially, educationally and every other way that you could imagine. He would have nothing to lose at that point.

    When I told my husband this morning that Obama was standing strong for Israel during his U.N. speech he said, "I don't trust him." I said, "I don't either" and reiterated all of my concerns if Obama ever got re-elected.

    For more on Obama's speech at the U.N., visit Gateway Pundit: Obama Speaks at the U.N. and also Gateway Pundit: Obama Says He'll Try to Clean Up the Palestinian Mess He Created Last Year.

    Hat tip: Gateway Pundit


    What a great ad by the Rick Perry Campaign:

    Nice Deb - Video: New Perry Ad Slams pResident Zero

    Monday, September 19, 2011

    The Paganism of the LGBQT Agenda

    Dear Readers,

    I didn't want to post about the following subject, but after praying,  reading, and thinking long and hard about it, I felt the Lord leading me to share my thoughts. First of all, please understand that I am not doing this for sensationalism purposes or to hurt, condemn, mock or disparage people. I don't like it when others do such things towards Christians (you will see such activity in the cut and paste link below), so I am going to try and be more sensitive in my rhetoric on this issue. I want to be clear that as a follower of Jesus Christ, I know that I am involved in a war here on this earth for the souls of people to repent and turn to Christ. If I am not honest about subjects that are highly controversial in nature, what good would I be as an ambassador for Christ?

    I have several links to share and it might be advisable for you to read them in order.

    #1 link:

    GCMWatch: Transgender Women and the Bible.

    #2 link:

    GCMWatch: God is not the Author of Gender Confusion Part 1.

    There are young people today who have been brain-washed (more like brain-dirtied) into believing that whatever a person desires to do with his or her body - that's O.K. and normal. Well, they apparently have not been reading their Bibles.

    Excerpt from Link #1:

    One may ask what made three males change their sex to females?  The world system declares there are five genders: heterosexual men, heterosexual women, homosexual men, homosexual women, and transsexuals or transgender (those who undergo sex change operations).  Not only do the opinions and philosophies of the world system influence individuals to undergo sex-change operations, it also reinforces the vain imaginations of a individual to desire to have a sex change. A perverse spirit deceives them into receiving the satanic lie that they are really a woman inside of a man’s body or man trapped inside a woman’s body.

    How would one deal with transgender people and the Word of God from a biblical Judeo-Christian view?  We just can’t stop at Romans 1:27 or Leviticus 18:22.  However, Deuteronomy 23:1 says, ” He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord.”  The Word of God takes a stance against the sons of the children of Israel to not engage in in practice of Baal and Asherah.  They were not to perform worship that involved males crushing their testicles between two rocks and castrating themselves to transform into female priestesses of Asherah called Qedshtu. These transsexuals would engage in anal sex (sodomy) with other male worshipers, or ritualistic sex acts with artificial phalli.  These castrated  men lived, dressed, and acted like they were female.

    The ancient pagan nations across the world reflect transsexual women.  This can be seen in ancient Babylonian kurgarru where  individuals called the muxe of the Yucantan of Mexico, the hijra (even currently) in South Asia. The ancient gallae of Greek and Roman society were priestesses of the goddess Cybele.  These “priestesses” were males who castrated themselves with a knife, sword, or a sharp object. They also wore women’s clothing, danced in a femmine manner, wore their hair like a female, spoke like a female, perfumed themselves, and behaved in ways of women of that time [source].

    Under the dispensation of the Mosaic Law, a male who purposely castrated himself or crushed his testicles could not enter into the congregation of the Lord.  However, under the dispensation of Grace, a person who has fallen for the satanic lie and deception to believe God made a mistake when assigning their biological gender  need to first repent before they can enter the kingdom of God.  It takes more than just to believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  After all,  the devils believe in one God and tremble (James 2: 19).  In addition, they cannot come snot-nosed and crying like that kind of fake repentance would move God.  Hebrews 12:16-17 says,
     ”Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.”

    You can see that such behavior is unacceptable to God via His Word. However, any person can be forgiven of their sins when they repent and ask forgiveness at the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ.

    The problem today is the fact that many people misconstrue the reasons why Christians point to transgenderism as a disorder. Here is a copy of a letter that I recently sent to Dr. Keith Ablow about his discussion with Megyn Kelly at the Fox News Channel regarding "Chaz" Bono:

    Dear Dr. Ablow,

    I wanted to write and thank you for attempting to support parent's rights to keep their young children from being exposed to transgender celebration on Dancing With The Stars (DWTS).  I was disappointed that Ms. Kelly wouldn't let you finish your answers.  The fact is, God made them (us) male and female.  Transgenderism is a DISORDER that should not be celebrated on a major family television show.  Children will be exposed to the fact that "Chaz" was once the little blonde girl of Sonny and Cher Bono and now has chosen to savage the body she was born with and  misuse medical procedures to try and change her sex. 
    DWTS always does a long biography about each contestant.  There is no way to keep the children from confusion (and outright disgust when they learn of this) about this issue, and using a favorite family T.V. show to claim that "Chaz" Bono is a "star" just because she wants to be a man is a terrible manipulation of the majority of the public view that God made them male and female.

    Also, the truth is that many of the people that Ms. Kelly touts as "experts" have a politically liberal agenda skewing their research.  Does she even realize that?  I doubt it.  Her making a claim that you are spreading "hatred" is despicable!  She should be ashamed of herself and she should apologize to you. 
    You expressed a medically guided opinion that differs from her uninformed
    opinion.  And, it is obvious that she gathered her talking points from other people's opinion(s).

    If my children were still young and fans of DWTStars, I would keep them from viewing the show until "Chaz" is voted off.  In fact, even though I love the show, I might  boycott the show until she is off of it and no longer can have the evil ability to influence the fragile minds of young children towards her celebration of an obvious disorder.

    Take a look at the brief reply that I received today:

    Thank you for your comments!

    Well, I guess the exclamation point at the end could be considered as a positive reply towards my comment.

    I tried to find the video clip of Dr. Ablow and Ms. Kelly, but all I found was an article in favor of Ms. Kelly's view. Figures. It originally was written for "The Human Rights Campaign" - a liberal bastion of LGBQT celebration.

    Update:  Found link to a commentary written by Dr. Keith Ablow at Fox

    Fox Don't Let Your Kids Watch Chaz Bono on Dancing With The Stars

    If you are a Christian, what are your thoughts about this issue?

    The third link requires a copy and paste effort on your part. Don't let the title of the post fool you. As you will see when you get to the link, it's not about "Christians mocking gays..." Quite the opposite.

    I could not, in good conscience, post a direct link to the photo essay because it is absolutely blasphemous, disgusting, and terribly derogatory towards Jesus Christ by homosexual perverts.

    WARNING!!! The photos are extremely crude and show exhibitionist male nudity.  The entire event is put on to mock the Person of Jesus Christ and the written language is very disgusting and highly offensive.  The entire shebang is nothing less than pornographic.

     But I thought that it was necessary to show you (any of you who are brave enough to view the photos and the "contest" that is going on there) what the media of mass deception will not broadcast. Why? Because they want viewers to think that homosexuality, lesbianism, bi-sexuality, questioning youth, transvestite activity, and transgenderism are all normal, natural, and the type of lifestyle(s) to be celebrated.

    Sadly, the author didn't have any complaint regarding the blasphemy against Jesus Christ. Here is what he/she wrote:

    As you will soon see in the report below, Hunky Jesus is intentionally as blasphemous as possible, an over-the-top religious-themed sexual beauty contest steeped in mockery of Christians and Christian beliefs.

    Now, you might think, considering how I started this report, that I’m opposed to the Hunky Jesus contest and everything it stands for. But you couldn’t be more wrong.

    I actually like Hunky Jesus; I’m not a Christian, nor am I religious in the slightest, so the “blasphemy” doesn’t bother me one bit.

    No, what bothers me is the double standard. In San Francisco (and places like San Francisco, including most newsrooms and TV studios), it’s perfectly acceptable to mock Christians. But to turn the tables and mock gays in a similar way is considered totally beyond the pale; a hate crime; bullying; bigotry and oppression of the worst kind.

    If the story as I originally titled it was true (“Christians mock gays at shocking Easter service“), it would indeed have been national news. But when the reverse happens — silence. And what this tells me is that our society is currently enduring a condition of mass rank hypocrisy.

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Since the gay community has carte blanche to mock Christians (as proven here), then the reverse should also be true — Christians should be free if they so choose to publicly mock gays or the stereotypical gay lifestyle. Why not? Neither side may like the mockery, but fair is fair.

    To be consistent, we should either allow even-handed free speech for (and against) everyone — or ban all critical speech whatsoever. And that second option is the road to totalitarianism (not to mention being unconstitutional), so Option 1 it must be: free speech for all.

    As you will see in the photos and videos below, the gay community is very, very good at dishing it out. But can they take it? The moment anyone attempts the slightest mockery or put-down of stereotypical “gayness,” an entire class of professional victimologists and whiners and lawyers go apoplectic; no criticism or mockery is allowed!

    This double-standard (and similar double-standards — take your pick) is destroying our national soul.

    The author is right that such perversion destroys our national soul (and individual souls). But the fact that the author is complaining only because of free speech and hypocrisy cuts against the wisdom of God, His Son, Jesus Christ, and His written Word, the Bible.

    Recall what I wrote earlier:

    Pagan groups and the media want viewers to think that homosexuality, lesbianism, bi-sexuality, questioning youth, transvestite activity, and transgenderism are all normal, natural, and lifestyle(s) to be celebrated.

    The Bible tells us otherwise.

     Pastor DL Foster sums it up quite well in the link at the beginning of this post:

    True repentance is a change in someone’s thinking and behavior from unrighteousness to righteousness. In order to repent, one must totally abandon the practice of sin in one’s lifestyle. Jesus, during his earthly ministry after forgiving someone of their sins, told them to go and sin no more.

    A perfect example of someone repenting from living as a transgender person is KK Hofeling. KK Hofeling had a sex change to become a transgender woman. KK, in late November of 2000, had a dream about going to Hell. He awoke from the dream and heard the Lord say, “If you don’t repent, I have no choice but to send you there.” After reading the scripture and experiencing dreams and visions, KK was 100 percent convinced that the Lord wanted him to revert back to being a male [source].

    Shows like VH1′s, “Transform Me” are a satanic evangelistic programs to entice the world to believe a lie! It is Satan’s attempt to glamorize perversion to further carry mankind down the road of eternal damnation. The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ must carry the life-giving evangelistic message to a dying world and rightly divide the Word. The Church must tell the world that the power of God is more than capable of delivering a person from living as a transgender woman or transgender man. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 says, “Know ye not that the unrighteousness shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. Nor thieves, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall not inherit the kingdom of God? And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of our God.” A transgender person cannot inherit the kingdom of God unless they first repent of their sins, and receive the gift of Salvation by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). It is only then that the Holy Spirit will regenerate and sanctify them.

    Remember God created male and female (Genesis 1:27), don’t believe Satan’s lie of five genders male, female, gay, lesbian, and transgender you can lose your soul if you reject the truth of God’s Word.

    Hat tips to all links.


    More discussions on the "Chaz" Bono controversy:

    The Fans Voice Anger With ABC Over Transexual Chaz Bonos Inclusion on Dancing With The Stars.

    Look at the results (as of 7:45 p.m. PT) of a poll that asked people visiting The Blaze what if they think it was a good decision to have a trangender advocate on this family show:

    Thank you for voting!
    Yes, absolutely. 9.46% (743 votes)

    I have mixed feelings. 9.46% (743 votes)

    No way. 81.08% (6,370 votes)

    Total Votes: 7,856

    Over 500 comments there, too!

    Saturday, September 17, 2011

    End Times Bible Study: Daniel Chapter 12

    The Book of Daniel is one of several books of prophecy that deals with the end times. I find Daniel chapter 12 most fascinating. It describes the fact that "every one who is found written in the book (called the book of life in Philippians and Revelation) shall be delivered."

    I have included a copy of a study guide by David Guzik below. For more in depth study, please take the time to go to the link and click on the additional Bible references there. It helps to reiterate what Mr. Guzik is revealing in his commentary about this passage of Scripture.  Link:  David Guzik - "Study Guide for Daniel 12."

    One portion of the study guide reveals exactly why the Muslim/Arab enemies of Israel are so intent on destroying the nation and her people:

    iv. "The Jew has always been a target of Satan. He has sought to destroy them because he knew that God has ordained to accomplish His purposes through this nation. And thus Satan has attempted in times past to destroy the nation of Israel in order to thwart the purposes of God." (Smith)

    Recall that during the three year earthly ministry of Jesus Christ ( who lived as a Jew in the nation of Israel), Satan was involved with tempting Jesus to not go through with God's plan for the redemption of mankind:

    Mat 4:1 ¶ Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

    Mat 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

    Mat 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

    Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    Mat 4:5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

    Mat 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in [their] hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

    Mat 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

    Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

    Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

    Mat 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

    Mat 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

    In each instance of temptation, Jesus utilized the Word of God against the enemy of our souls. This is a great lesson for us to learn when we are tempted in this life to go against the will of God, and/or when we are being attacked by those who are against Christians (for whatever reason).
    And recall how the Pharisees tried to tempt Jesus and trap him with the Law:

    Jhn 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

    Jhn 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

    Jhn 8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

    Jhn 8:5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

    Jhn 8:6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with [his] finger wrote on the ground, [as though he heard them not].

    Jhn 8:7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
    Jhn 8:8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

    Jhn 8:9 And they which heard [it], being convicted by [their own] conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, [even] unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

    Jhn 8:10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

    Jhn 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

    Jhn 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

    Jesus turned the attempt to condemn the woman and to trap him into a perceived violation of the Law into a mirror that reflected and revealed the sins of the Pharisees and onlookers who were ready to stone the woman.  What a fabulous Lord we serve!  Jesus is the Master of turning such foolish attempts against him into pointing out the guilt we all have because of our own sins and the need for us to repent at the foot of the Cross of Christ in order to receive the gifts of redemption, grace,  mercy and eternal life!

    We now move on to the study of Daniel 12:
    Dan 12:1 "At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands [watch] over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, [Even] to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book.

    Dan 12:2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame [and] everlasting contempt.

    Dan 12:3 Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.

    Dan 12:4 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."

    Dan 12:5 Then I, Daniel, looked; and there stood two others, one on this riverbank and the other on that riverbank.

    Dan 12:6 And [one] said to the man clothed in linen, who [was] above the waters of the river, "How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders [be]?"

    Dan 12:7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who [was] above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that [it shall be] for a time, times, and half [a time]; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these [things] shall be finished.

    Dan 12:8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, "My lord, what [shall be] the end of these [things]?"

    Dan 12:9 And he said, "Go [your way], Daniel, for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

    Dan 12:10 "Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.

    Dan 12:11 "And from the time [that] the daily [sacrifice] is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, [there shall be] one thousand two hundred and ninety days.

    Dan 12:12 "Blessed [is] he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.

    Dan 12:13 "But you, go [your way] till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days."

    David Guzik Study Guide for Daniel 12 Daniel 12 - Israel’s Time of Trouble
    A. The time of trouble destined for Israel.

    1. (1a) A future time of trouble for Israel.

    At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time.

    a. At that time: This does not mean that what is described in Daniel 12:1 is subsequent to the happenings of Daniel 11:36-45. It means what is described happens in the same era.

    b. Michael shall stand up: The angel Michael is often associated with spiritual battle (Daniel 10:13; 10:21, Jude 1:9; Revelation 12:7). Since Michael is called the archangel (Jude 1:9), he is Satan’s true opposite. Satan is not the opposite of Jesus; he is the opposite of Michael, this high-ranking angel.

    c. The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people: In addition to his role as a spiritual warrior, Michael has a special job in protecting Israel. God has appointed Michael as a "spiritual guardian" over Israel.

    d. There shall be a time of trouble: This refers to the time of persecution for Israel and world calamity known as the Great Tribulation. This period is also called the time of Jacob’s trouble in Jeremiah 30:7.

    e. Such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time: The Jewish people have known many a time of trouble through their history. From the horrors at the fall of Samaria and Jerusalem to the terrors wrought by Antiochus Epiphanes to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans to the persecutions from the church during the Dark Ages to the pogroms of Europe to the 20th Century Holocaust, it often seems that all Israel’s history has been a time of trouble. But this time of trouble will be different. This will be a worse time of trouble than Israel has ever seen before.

    i. Jesus quoted this passage in Matthew 24:21: For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. With great sadness, we must say that the Bible teaches that the worst has yet to come for Israel and the Jewish people.

    ii. This phrase "establishes its connection with the final or 'great' tribulation above mentioned, for there can manifestly be only one 'time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time.' " (Newell)

    iii. What will make this time terrible? Revelation 12:13-17 describes the fury of the devil directed against the Jewish people during this time. The trumpets, seals, and bowls of Revelation all described the horrific conditions of the world in general during this time. The Jewish people will be targets of the full fury of the devil and his antichrist during this time, and will live in a world that is in incredible upheaval because of the judgment of God.

    iv. "The Jew has always been a target of Satan. He has sought to destroy them because he knew that God has ordained to accomplish His purposes through this nation. And thus Satan has attempted in times past to destroy the nation of Israel in order to thwart the purposes of God." (Smith)

    2. (1b) A promise of deliverance.

    And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book.

    a. And at that time you people shall be delivered: Despite the terrors of that time, deliverance is assured. No matter how great the attack is against the Jewish people, God has promised to preserve them. He will never break His promise to Abraham: And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. (Genesis 17:7)

    b. Yet this promise of deliverance is not for every last person of Jewish heritage, but for every one found written in the book. Not every person of Jewish heritage will be saved, yet Israel as a whole will be known as a people who trust in Jesus as their Messiah, and truly turn to the Lord (Romans 11:25-27).

    B. The resolution of resurrection.

    1. (2) The resurrection of the dead.

    And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.

    a. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake: Some think this is this is the resurrection of Israel as a nation. But the plainest meaning is that it refers to the resurrection of the body.

    b. Some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt: The Bible clearly teaches two resurrections, one for the saved and one for the damned (John 5:29; Revelation 20:4-6; 11-15). If we really believed every one of us will live forever, it would profoundly change our lives.

    i. Everlasting contempt: The terror of hell never ends. There is not blissful annihilation after some period of punishment. This passage denies a rising doctrine within the church, a modified annihilationism that teaches that unjustified sinners are sent to Hell, and they suffer torment for a while, but then their beings perish for eternity.

    ii. Revelation 20:10 also certainly describes eternal punishment for the Devil and the Antichrist. "There would be no way possible in the Greek language to state more emphatically the everlasting punishment of the lost than here in mentioning both day and night and the expression ‘forever and ever,’ literally ‘to the ages of ages.’ " (Walvoord)

    iii. Logically, Hell must be eternal, because it is where imperfect beings must pay a continual penalty for their sins, because they cannot ever make a perfect payment. Principles behind Old Testament sacrifice remind us that an imperfect payment for sins must be a continual payment for sins.

    c. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake: Are there only many resurrected? There is evidence that the Hebrew word for many in Daniel 12:2 can also be used for "all." "The emphasis is not upon many as opposed to all, but rather on the numbers involved." (Baldwin)

    i. As well, the Bible states that all are raised but not all at the same time or in the same manner (Revelation 20:5-6).

    ii. "The wicked also shall 'come forth,' but by another principle, and for another purpose; they shall come out of their graves like filthy toads against this terrible storm." (Trapp)

    2. (3) A promise for the righteous.

    Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.

    a. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament: Those who live in God’s wisdom will shine. Despite all the calamity, all the difficulty coming upon Israel, God has those who are wise, and they shall shine!

    b. And those who turn many to righteousness like the stars: Here, the wise among God’s people are those who turn many to righteousness.

    i. All God’s people are like stars in the sense that they radiate light and help others to see and find their way. But certainly, those who turn many to righteousness shine even more brightly, helping even more people to see the light and find their way.

    ii. This promise applies to all the wise, and all of those who turn many to righteousness through all ages. But it may have its most specific application to the 144,000 evangelists from Israel’s tribes during the Tribulation (Revelation 7).

    c. Forever and ever: The brightness of God’s wise ones, and those who turn many to righteousness, will last forever. It isn’t fading. It endures, when so many other things that we put our effort into, even if they succeed, give have an only temporary "shine." It’s worth it to invest our lives into the things that last forever and ever.

    C. Conclusion of the book.

    1. (4) Instructions to seal the book.

    "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."

    a. Shut up the words, and seal the book: To shut up the words implied that the words should be kept safely until the time when they were needed. Seal the book has the double sense of authenticating the message and preserving it.

    b. Until the time of the end: Daniel’s prophecy certainly was of some value in his own day. But there would come a day, the time of the end, when his prophecy would be of even more importance. Therefore, it was important to shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end.

    i. "We must wait 'till the time of the end;' and this, it appears from the following calculations, will not arrive before the twentieth century. We here see the reason why these prophecies are at present so imperfectly understood. God has sealed them." (Adam Clarke, 1825)

    c. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase: Here, Daniel is describing a characteristic of the time of the end. Many take this prediction as being fulfilled in the travel (run to and fro) and information explosions (knowledge shall increase) of our modern age.

    i. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase: This has more the idea of searching after knowledge than rapid forms of transportation.

    ii. "The idea is that people would run about trying to find answers to important questions, especially in reference to future events." (Wood)

    iii. "The correct sense is that 'many shall search it through and through,' and that as a consequence 'knowledge of the book itself shall be increased.' " (Newell)

    d. Daniel has revealed enough to us so that the book really can be sealed. From Daniel 11:36 to Daniel 12:3, we see:

    A world ruler, utterly opposed to God
    A world religion, based on the abomination of desolation
    A world war, which defeats the ruler
    A time of great tribulation for Israel lasting three and one-half years
    Deliverance for the people of God after the tribulation
    Resurrection and judgment
    The reward of the righteous
    2. (5-7) How long will the time of trouble be?

    Then I, Daniel, looked; and there stood two others, one on this riverbank and the other on that riverbank. And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?" Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.

    a. Two others, one on this riverbank and the other on that riverbank: Daniel is back to the riverbank first mentioned in Daniel 10:4. The visions of Daniel 10 through 12 have all taken place as Daniel stood at this riverbank.

    b. One said to the man clothed in linen . . . "How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?" Seemingly, these other men on the riverbank were angels. One angel is asking the other, not for the benefit of the angel, but for Daniel’s benefit and our benefit.

    c. Held up his right and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever: In a solemn oath, one angel announces that the time of trouble will last three and one-half years (a time, times, and half a time).

    i. The prediction is emphasized by the solemn oath, and by a miracle happening what it was spoken: who was above the waters in the river. The angel "walked on water" when he told the other angel and Daniel that these things would happen within a three and one half year period.

    d. This three and one-half year period (here described as a time, times, and half a time) is well known in other passages of Biblical prophecy.

    Daniel 7:25 describes it as the period that saints are given into Antichrist’s hands
    Daniel 9:27 describes it as the period between the breaking of Antichrist’s covenant with Israel, the erection of the abomination of desolation, and the establishment of Jesus’ kingdom
    Daniel 12:7 describes it as the duration of "the time of trouble" for Israel
    Revelation 11:2 describes it as the period that the holy city will be tread underfoot by Gentiles
    Revelation 11:3 describes it as the period of ministry for the two witnesses
    Revelation 12:6 and 14 describes it as the period that Israel (perhaps only its remnant) is preserved by God in the wilderness
    Revelation 13:5 describes it as the duration of Antichrist’s authority to rule, persecute and blaspheme
    i. Taking all these together, we are obviously dealing with the last half of Daniel’s seventieth week (the Great Tribulation); and we know very little about the first half.

    e. When the power of the holy people has been shattered, all these things shall be finished: the people of Israel will seem completely crushed as these things end, but at that time, the Messiah – upon whom they will trust before He returns – will return to rescue them.

    3. (8) Daniel’s last question: how will it all turn out?

    Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, "My lord, what shall be the end of these things?"

    a. Although I heard, I did not understand: this comforts us. Daniel didn’t understand it all either, even though he heard it first hand!

    b. What shall be the end of these things? Perhaps Daniel asked this question, anxious because he understood just how terrible the time of trouble would be.

    4. (9-13) Answer: God will purify and preserve His people, and has set a limit of days to the time of trouble.

    And he said, "Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand. And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days."

    a. Go your way, Daniel: The command to go your way is literally merely "to go" but it is not meant physically. The angel is telling Daniel to make a mental departure from the questioning. More details would be revealed later; Daniel must be content with what God has revealed thus far.

    b. For the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end: Daniel must make a mental departure from his questioning, because the revealing of these things will not come till the time of the end. Until then, there is a sense in which these prophecies are closed up and sealed.

    i. We shouldn’t think there was no instruction, no blessing, no benefit in these words for any generation until the time of the end. But the meaning of these prophecies would be less mysteries at the time of the end.

    ii. The massive interest in prophecy, and the incredible development in understanding of Biblical prophecy in the last 150 years should make us see that we truly are at the time of the end.

    iii. One of the common arguments against some understandings of Biblical prophecy is "Your ideas are new. The early church or Christians through the ages didn’t teach these things. Your ideas are wrong because they are new." But this word to Daniel, that the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end should make us think differently.

    iv. Additionally, when we look at Church history, we see that God has successively had the church focus on specific areas of doctrine at different periods. Our present understanding of many areas of Biblical teaching were only most carefully and precisely defined after God appointed the church to focus on that doctrinal area.

    v. For example, in the second through fourth centuries, the church focused on the doctrine of Scripture. In the fourth century, the focus was on the doctrine of God (in the Trinity). In the fifth century, the focus was on the doctrine of Christ. In the fifth through seventh centuries, the focus was on the doctrine of man. In the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, the focus was on the doctrine of salvation. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the focus was on the doctrine of the church. So it should not surprise us that it was not until the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - the time of the end - that the focus would turn upon the doctrine of last things and the return of Jesus.

    c. Many shall be purified, made white, and refined: This is another prediction for what was future to Daniel, because this degree of purification is only possible after the finished work of Jesus on the cross.

    d. But the wicked shall do wickedly: Most specifically, we would say that this prediction has to do with the end times, when wickedness will abound more than ever (as in the Antichrist and his government), but an innumerable multitude will also be saved (as is seen in Revelation 7:9-10).

    e. And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days: This is an amazingly specific prophecy. Daniel says that from the time of the abomination of desolation, you can simply start marking off your calendar to the final consummation of all things, 1,290 days later.

    i. This is why Jesus pointed to Daniel’s prophecy of the abomination of desolation as the sign that would mark the immediacy of His return (Matthew 24:15).

    f. Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days: What is the relation between three and one-half years (1,260 days, mentioned specifically in Revelation 11:3 and 12:6), the 1,290 days mentioned here, and the 1,335 days mentioned here?

    i. It is difficult to be certain. We could say that at the end of the 1,260 days Jesus returns. At the end of the 1,290 days, Jesus’ government is officially installed. At the end of the 1,335 days the nations are judged (Matthew 25:31-46).

    ii. "It is quite possible that this period of judgment of those that have lived through the tribulation period and have survived somehow during this holocaust when God’s judgment will be poured out upon the earth, when they are brought to stand before Jesus at this judgment, that this judgment of the Lord will take a forty-five day period." (Smith)

    g. But you, go your way till the end: Daniel’s mind was filled with exciting and frightening prophetic thoughts. It might have been easy for those things to become a distraction to him instead of a blessing to him. So the angel concludes with an important reminder: go your way till the end. God had a course He wanted Daniel to complete, and Daniel needed to remain focused on that.

    i. Adam Clarke draws the following points from Daniel 12:13:

    Every man has his way to go
    Every man has an end
    There is a rest provided for the people of God
    There is an inheritance for the people of God
    ii. At the end of the gospel of John, Jesus told Peter about his destiny to die as a martyr for Jesus. Peter wanted to know about John’s destiny, so he asked Jesus, "What about John?" Essentially, Jesus replied, "It’s none of your business. You follow Me." (John 21:22) In the same way, Daniel was not to spend all his time and energy speculating and worrying about things he couldn’t know. Instead, he should simply obey the word to go your way till the end - something we must all do.

    Guzik, David. "Study Guide for Daniel 12." Enduring Word. Blue Letter Bible. 7 Jul 2006. 2011. 17 Sep 2011.

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