Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Does It Hurt To Be Prepared? [Update]

In my opinion, the answer to the title question is, "No...of course not!" It does not hurt to be prepared for any emergencies that might come along. Recall how most people prepared for the fear of the 1999 to year 2000 computer debacle?  During that time, people created a larger storage of food, water, flashlights, and other emergency equipment ( I highly recommend investing in a generator!!  It has come in handy over the years when there have been several power outages in our area!)  in case the Internet self-destructed.  As it turned out when the year 2000 clicked over, all the fear wasn't entirely necessary.  However, it was better to be prepared in case of trouble.  Do you agree?

But what about Hurricane Katrina?  People were warned to get out.  Some prepared and did escape the flood waters, where others didn't heed the warnings and tragically ended up either stranded or dead. 

Now, Glenn Beck and others (also see Dr. David Jeremiah's book "The Coming Economic Armageddon") are warning economic collapse and uprisings here in the United States. In fact, the uprisings have already begun and it appears that many of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) lunatics (please see the video and listen to the three audios labeled "Free Content" at next link below to understand why I have labeled them that way) aren't about to give up their rioting.

Glenn has been mocked by many on the left - especially when he was on the Fox News Channel where he predicted (CORRECTLY, I might add!!) a year and a half before the Europe and Arab "Spring" uprisings occurred. When someone is correct about several things that the media of mass deception either pooh-poohed, spins in favor of, or out rightly ignores, it might be wise to listen to those who have done the research that proves the validity of their claims and warnings.

Of course, as usual, this is a "Talk Wisdom Reports...You Decide" kind of post. You can take or leave the warnings and valuable information that is being passed along here.

First, if you are a scoffer who happens to dislike/hate Glenn Beck, or you are a skeptic about just how far the radical in the White House and his minions will go towards keeping power (and destroying this nation), please do some homework. Watch the videos at the link below. Read the links at the bottom of the page. You are about to see what is REALLY happening NOW in the United States. If you happen to think that 'it's not so bad', you may have to adjust your thinking after viewing the videos and reading the links here:

Apocalypse Packets – A Thanksgiving reading list

The following is a list of recommendations that Glenn Beck gave on his GBTV Program from October 13, 2011. It is a list of what each person/family needs to do to prepare.

Faithfully yours,


October 13, 2011


1.)  GOLD, FOOD, CIGARETTES, LIQUOR, SUGAR, GUNS, AMMO, SEEDS.  (These items are useful for bartering.)

2.)  SKILLS - BARTERING ALLIANCES.  [Christine:  What this means is that if you have a certain skill/ability (i.e. fixing things, sewing, gardening etc.) then sharing such skills with others who have different skills will be advantageous for all in the alliance.}

3.)  30 DAYS WORTH OF CASH.  (Remember Katrina - if the banking system goes down you have nothing.  The public is so used to our ATM mentality.)

4.)  KNOWLEDGE = POWER.  [Christine:  This is self explanatory.  However, if you only get your news from the media of mass deception, you may not be informed about the truth!  Purchasing GBTV for @ $50.00 per year might be the best investment you could make during these chaotic times!  Also, listen to conservative talk radio - Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh etc.]



7.)  QUALITY - DURABILITY/FIXABLE.  (Choose durable clothing and goods over fad and fashion.)

8.)  MEASURE 2X, CUT 1.  (Measure twice, cut once)  DO NOT WASTE!

9.)  FUEL EFFICIENT.  (If we go to war in the Middle East, oil will be cut off so store extra fuel SAFELY, have a gas generator etc.)

10.)  TRUCK OR SUV (pre:  1979)  (Need to be able to take the vehicle off road.  Think durability and fuel efficient.)




2.)  TEXAS, MOUNTAINS, GOD.  (Live in an area where God plays a role with general population.) [Christine adds:  perhaps a hint in knowing where NOT to live would be where the OWS uprisings happened!]

3.)  IF YOU CANNOT MOVE - CREATE ALLIANCES WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE.  (Know who will help others.)  [Christine adds:  Avoid those whose only goal is to destroy - e.g. OWS loons.]







1.)  PAPER DOCUMENTS - (If computers go down, you will need paper copies of important documents  - e.g. deed to your home.)




1.)  APPRENTICESHIPS.  [The more that you can do to help your family and others, the better.  Plus, if you are indispensable and not easily replaceable in your job, that gives more security.]


3.)  NO LABELS (YALE).  [Christine adds:  There is so much leftist indoctrination in secular colleges and universities it is astounding!]




7.)  DEMAND MERIT OR REMOVE.  [If a government run school is indoctrinating your children with what you don't want them to be exposed to, then TAKE THEM OUT OF THAT SCHOOL.  Home school, charter schools, Christians schools etc.]





13.)  RE-LEARN/TEACH MAPS. [If for some reason GPS capability fails.]

14.)  STAY UP ON THE TRUE NEWS.  [See list above.]

15.)  KNOW OTHER SIDE.  [Christine:  You need to know your enemies!]





3.)  PRODUCT/SERVICE.  (Provide something that no one can cancel.)


5.)  GEORGE BAILEY [Christine:  Recall the character played by Jimmy Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life."]


       --  TURN UPSIDE DOWN  (Christine:  GBTV is having a huge impact because Glenn and his staff can now speak freely about all that is going on in the world without any repercussions from an employer.)

8.)  PUT MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS.  (***HAVE to learn this one!!  Are they good, decent people you are doing business with?)


10.)  DO NOT TRY TO PUT OTHERS OUT OF BUSINESS!!  [Christine:  That is precisely what the Obama administration has done with all of their ignoring of oil/gas industry (recall the Gulf disaster being used to prevent off-shore drilling?) such as postponing the gas pipeline from Canada which would have created hundreds of thousands of jobs RIGHT NOW!  Also, the OWS lunatics are causing havoc in cities all around our nation (could you imagine if the TEA Party Patriots did what they are doing???) and costing local governments millions of dollars - money that comes from taxpayers!  Could you imagine what the media of mass deception and Democrats would have done if President George W. Bush wasted half a trillion dollars on a company like Solyndra???  Many more examples that I could share on this one!!]

11.)  GIMBELS/MACYS  [Christine:  Recall in the movie "Miracle on 34th Street" where the Macy's CEO followed the lead of the Santa Claus who was hired that year to see the children in the store told a parent where to get an item that wasn't sold at Macy's?  The good-will gesture ended up benefiting both stores.]

12.)  NEVER BE SMARTEST IN THE ROOM.  [Christine:  This one might sound a bit disingenuous, but what Glenn was getting out was to surround yourself with people who are wiser/smarter than you.]



15.)  READ FRANKLIN/WASHINGTON.  (Find people who are remarkable!)










8.)  9.12 LINK/PHONE MAP.

9.)  MEETING PLACE.  (After 9/11, this was something most people wanted to do.  If help isn't coming in 72 hrs. (e.g. Katrina),  you need to be prepared to meet.  But don't gather where "they" tell you to.  [Christine:  reasons for this would be quite clear according to the type of emergency.]

10.)  READ BIBLE DAILY!  [Christine:  should already be a habit!]















Hat Tips:

Glenn Beck.com



Another article has been posted at Ulsterman with an interview with The White House Insider:

Ulsterman Report: White House Insider - There is a Very Uneasy Peace Between pResident Obama and the American Military.

Note this excerpt:

Ulsterman: Who in the military criticized the president? Openly?

WH Insider: Joint Chiefs. The very top. And he wouldn’t speak for himself – that’s not how the CoC works in a situation like this. When he spoke – he spoke for the United States military. And he spoke out against the administration and what is happening to our Armed Forces around the world.

Ulsterman: What was said?

WH Insider: I don’t recall the word-for-word of it but the gist was this – that the relationship between the United States and Pakistan has never been worse than it is today. And that indicates it has never been more dangerous. Pakistan – you wrote something on this right? Pakistan is a nuclear power. Very unstable. The same radical Muslims who are overtaking Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere have their sites set on Pakistan. Push out the military junta replace it with a hardline Muslim fundamentalist government – only this time, those Muslims will have the bomb.

When the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff goes on record indicating the situation in Pakistan– and by default then you gotta say Afghanistan as well…that it’s the most f----- up it’s ever been – that’s about as strong a rebuke of a current presidential administration as you’re gonna get from a member of the military at that high of a level. And don’t forget – there have been other examples of the military speaking out against this White House. There is a very uneasy peace between President Obama and the military. And a hell of a lot of mistrust – on both sides. Dempsey was just recently appointed Chairman, but he was in there for a spell before that. He knows damn well what’s going on – and I am told Obama had far less to do with Dempsey being made Chairman than Leon Panetta. And it’s been Panetta who has been letting off the loudest warnings about slashing the military budget at this time, right? And it was Panetta who oversaw the Bin Laden killing – not Barack Obama, right? Dempsey has been warning about the possible military cuts for months now…anyone want to argue none of this is related they can have at it. I’m not gonna play that kind of dumb though. At least not anymore. I am convinced there are forces at play here far more powerful than our little song and dance political warfare we got going here. I just pray to God that if things break against us, these people are on our side.

There is a LOT about Eric Holder, THE most corrupt and sinister Attorney General EVER, in the beginning of the interview. Once Holder is fired, then many people think that all of the scandals of this terribly corrupt administration - in fact, the MOST corrupt EVER - will be exposed. I pray that something is done about these criminals!

Note this evaluation by the Insider about Obama after the gaffe Obama made while in Hawaii (stating that he was in Asia!):

Shoulda been a Dan Quayle moment for him – another one. But the media…enough of them still carrying the (curse word) water for these people. Whatever. Enough heard about it. But it gets old doesn’t it? How many gaffes the man makes? How many times he reveals to the world what a fool he is? But there are still people saying he’s a smart guy. I’m telling you – seen it up close. Barack Obama isn’t smart. Arrogant. Immature. Naïve. Lazy. You bet – but he ain’t smart.

Part 2 of this interview is coming soon.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Penn State Tragedy Spawns California Bill Ideas

November 28, 2011

Penn State Tragedy Spawns California Bill Ideas

by Rebecca Burgoyne,
CFC Research Analyst

The scandal surrounding Penn State and its football program has dominated news headlines. It is alleged that former defensive coach Jerry Sanducky sexually abused several young boys, and that Penn State officials had known of these allegations, yet did not inform law enforcement officials. The scandal has toppled football legend Joe Paterno, other coaching staff, and the university president, but the shocking headlines spur Americans to want to do more.

Through the years, many California legislative bills have come from tragic headlines such as abuse of the innocent and helpless, prompting efforts to protect others from suffering the same fate as victims before them. Megan’s Law, passed by the California Legislature in 2004, provided the public with Internet access to detailed information about registered sex offenders, allowing parents easy access to determine threats who might live in their neighborhoods. Another bill that strengthened penalties and restrictions for violent and habitual sex offenders and child molesters failed to navigate the California Legislature, but returned as Jessica’s Law (Proposition 83) and was overwhelmingly affirmed as an initiative of the people in 2006. In 2010, the tragic deaths of two southern California teens – Chelsea King and Amber DuBois – spawned laws further protecting young girls from violent sexual offenders.

Last year, AB 1432 (Mitchell, D-Culver City), Caylee's Law, was sparked by the case of two-year-old Caylee Anthony, whose mother failed to report her disappearance for weeks. A two-year bill, which will be heard in 2012, AB 1432 would criminalize the failure to report the disappearance or death of a child under 14 within 24 hours. Another two-year bill, SB 391 (Gaines, R-Roseville), was inspired by the Jaycee Lee Dugard case. The “Parole Reform Act of 2011” addresses a legal loophole stemming from a 2008 California Supreme Court decision that created a presumption that – despite heinous crimes – “release on parole is the rule, rather than the exception.” Reversing that ruling would give greater weight to the enormity of crimes in determining a convict’s suitability for parole and protect future victims from paroled criminals like Phillip Garrido.

The Penn State scandal is no exception, and two California legislators have announced plans to introduce bills stemming from that tragedy. Sen. Juan Vargas (D-Chula Vista) has drafted a bill to require university coaching staff to report suspected child abuse or neglect to law enforcement. Vargas, quoted in the Capitol Alert, said, “Telling their superiors was fine, but they should have gone to the police. What they did was wrong and it wasn’t a crime, but it should be. These men protected their football team rather than the innocent boys.” Citing Sandusky’s connection to his charity through which he met some of his alleged victims, Assemblyman Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate) has announced plans to introduce a bill to strip nonprofits of their tax-exempt status if they enable or fail to report child sexual abuse connected to their organization.

The damage done through child victimization can never be undone, but the focus of the nation on these situations can perhaps reap some benefit, as laws take the lessons of these failures and attempt to protect others from potential harm.

Hat tip:

California Family Council

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving: It Is Right To Give Him Thanks and Praise

Many of my readers who know my background will recall that I have done several blog posts that told stories about my Catholic upbringing. If you are Catholic, or are a former Catholic, then you know all about the ritualistic responses that are often given during the church service. Saying the words for so many years ingrains them into our minds. One of those responses that the congregation says in response to the priest (I think it was done just before receiving communion) is "It is right to give Him thanks and praise."

Today is Thanksgiving. It is a special day set aside for the purpose of giving thanks to God for all that He has done for us in our lives here on this earth. Even in the midst of all of the chaos and uncertainty in today's complicated world, we can still be very thankful for many reasons.

First, I am so very thankful (every day, in fact), for Jesus saving me from the punishment I deserve because of my sins. Christ's sacrificial death on the cross is a gift of mercy and grace, offered to us by the Living God. Mercy is God withholding what you (I, we) deserve. Grace is God giving you (me, us) what you (I, we) don't deserve.

I am so very grateful to God for the blessing of my family. My role as a wife and mother has joy that no other "career" could ever be compared with. It is a sacrificial role at times, but one that also gives many of the greatest joys!

I am so very grateful to live in a country where liberty, independence, justice and freedom still reigns. As my former post stated, God's Hand Was In Our Nation's Founding. But He has made us stewards over this nation and what we do to preserve such freedoms is crucial to our survival.

Because of nefarious individuals who have untold amounts of wealth and power and are, unfortunately, out to destroy this nation; any or all of these freedoms could be gone tomorrow.

But God has a bigger and better future for us anyway, for we are encouraged to be "not of this world."

Jhn 8:23 And He said to them, "You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

Jhn 18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here."

Those who trust in, and believe in God's Son, Jesus Christ, have our Living Savior and God's Word of Truth in the Bible to comfort us - no matter what kind of trials and tribulation we may experience here on earth.

After all that Jesus Christ has done for us, it is right to give Him thanks AND PRAISE not only on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of our lives! The word "praise" appears in Scripture 237 times in 206 verses in the NKJV.

1Ch 29:13 "Now therefore, our God, We thank You And praise Your glorious name.

Hbr 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of [our] lips, giving thanks to His name.

Last Sunday, I had written about not being conformed to this world, but be transformed through the power of Jesus Christ in a post called When Changing Your Mind Could Save Your Life.

Paul's words in Romans 12:1-2 tells us to be "living sacrifices." Paul told the Romans (and he tells us) that protection against conformity and power to be transformed can happen only if we sacrifice ourselves:

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. - Romans 12:1-2

What a fabulous verse to live by!

We have seen what sinful men have done in this country, and to our nation, over decades worth of heavy drifting away from God's Commandments in the Bible. However, I have also seen God working in my life in such a way that allows me to have peace despite all the turmoil going on in this nation and around the world.

Dr. David Jeremiah informs us:

In this verse (Romans 12:1-2) God has given us two commands. Obeying the second command gives us the power to obey the first:

* DO NOT be conformed by the power of the world around you. That power comes from Satan.

* DO submit to the process of transformation. The power to do that comes from God and His Word.

[O]ur overarching need is to learn how we can live positive, optimistic lives concerning our future while living in a disintegrating society that threatens to take us down with it.

For more details about the means by which this transformation is accomplished, please click on the video sermon link at When Changing Your Mind Could Save Your Life.

Also see: You Can Know God Personally.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family and friends!  May God bless you and your loved ones today!


Monday, November 21, 2011

God's Hand In Our Nation's Founding

Yesterday morning, I opened my email and saw a new comment posted at an old blog post over at Citizens Wells blog. I thought that it was something that readers here at Talk Wisdom might like to read, so I have posted it below in its entirety.

I have also included some factual information about how our nation's founding was blessed by God through the Jewish people, and how the rebirth of Israel was both precisely prophesied by the prophet Ezekiel; and what a pivotal role President Harry S. Truman played in the declaration and support of the re-born Nation of Israel! This post is by no means an exhaustive account of all that occurred, but the portions of information included here may help educate those of us (including me!) who may not have learned these particular details in our liberal/progressive leaning government school history lessons.


Steve | November 20, 2011 at 1:00 am |

Did you know that President’s Day was originally Washington’s Birthday? Does anyone remember him? You Know the Father of our country. The man who defied a Tyrant at the risk of his own life, and that of his family. The man who, if caught, would have been hung as a traitor because he knew that there was a higher authority than that of evil tyrannical rulers; an authority that everyone will eventually be accountable to! An Authority that he often gave all the credit praise and glory to even while suffering the hardships of the winter at Valley Forge with his half naked, starving ragtag army whose tracks could be traced by the blood left in the snow by many of his soldiers bare feet. Almost always without provisions, a good quarter of the army died of cold, starvation, and disease. Several thousand more deserted. Yet those who stayed and survived the suffering of that brutal winter formed a brotherhood that could never be broken, for it was God Almighty that General George Washington credited for the American Army overcoming overwhelming odds and devastating hardships and defeating the strongest military power of his time! The very same authority that the communist of the world hate and despise because they are the egotistical, arrogant, self serving, self proclaimed masters of the universe, who expect you and me to bow down to! For History repeats itself and when communist and other tyrannical invaders destroyed a society from within, they first destroyed their history and their national pride.  Don’t let this happen!  Remember our Fore Fathers and the risk they took for our Declaration of Independence! They knew exactly how to deal with Tyrants and we are their descendants, never let our children forget! I took an oath to protect my country against all enemies! Foreign and domestic!

A nation that does not remember where it came from, or what its foundations were, is easily destroyed, by its enemies, either from within, or without.

What kind of man was George Washington that ordinary men would follow him, though the misery and hardships of Valley Forge, on to the battle fields against the strongest military power of their time, fighting for a cause that if lost, their very reason for fighting, the Declaration of Independence, would have been their death warrants.

Over 60 years ago all American children learned in school, the story of our founding father George Washington, as a 23 year old Colonel of Virginia Militia under the British General Braddock along the banks of the Monongahela river, near Fort Duquesne, which is now Pittsburgh , Pa. and how he miraculously survived the first major battle of the French and Indian War at the hand of God, 20 years before the signing of the declaration of independence.

The Battle of the Monongahela, also known as Braddock’s Defeat was fought on July 9th 1755.

Washington had done everything he could to inform Gen. Braddock of the tactics of the French & Indians, of getting down behind cover and firing only when a target was visible, but Braddock was insulted to be advised by an inferior officer. On the morning of July 9th, 1755, Braddock and 1000 of his men, along with Washington and some of his Virginia regulars, crossed the southern shore of the Monongahela.
Colonel Thomas Gage had a forward detachment of 350 soldiers, and 250 workers, and axe men, cutting a path. They were about 10 miles from Ft. Duquesne. It was around 1:00 pm. Gage and the forward detachment had just crossed a ravine, when scouts, and flanking parties came running back towards them, waving them off. Just then, they were hit with a fusillade of musket balls. It immediately became chaos. The British could not see their enemy, for they were hidden behind rocks, hills, and trees. The rain of bullets kept coming in on them, dropping them like flies. Gage’s men fired back at the direction of the smoke plumes from their enemies’ rifles, but hit nothing but rocks, hills, and trees, merely splintering bark. Gage’s men continued to drop, and the horses, some of them wounded, began to panic, and bolt, carrying wagons full of their weapons and ammo, trampling men on the ground as they galloped off. The workers and axe men fled. For the Indians, who were crack marksmen, this was like shooting sitting ducks! Eventually what was left of Gage’s forward detachment began to retreat. Gen. Braddock, hearing the gunfire, left 400 troops along with most of the Virginia regulars, with Sir Peter Halkett, and most of the baggage. Braddock and his remaining troops, Washington, and a 100 or so, Virginia militia hastened towards the battle. The retreating men collided with the advancing men, setting them to more confusion. All the while, the French and Indians continued to rain down musket balls upon them with deadly accuracy, and force. It became an instant slaughter, as Braddock instructed his men to form columns (making them easy to hit, because of their red coats, and being in plain sight) like they were accustomed to doing in Europe. Musket balls rained down on them at will, cutting them down and anything else that gets in its way, with an instantaneous efficiency! The 100 or so Virginia men, quickly adopted the Indian style of warfare, and dropped behind trees, and shot when only an enemy target was visible. Gen. Braddock was furious at this, and barked orders for them to get out from behind the trees. He saw this as cowardice, according to his rules of engagement. Braddock was undaunted in his task, bravely going to and fro amidst the shower of musket balls, trying to rally his troops. He had five horses shot out from under him. But for all his bravery, and reckless courage, he could not stem the tide.

God’s hand can be seen protecting Washington this whole time. Because he was busy going back and forth across the battle field, completely exposed. Carrying out General Braddock’s orders. One soldier observing Washington stated: “I expected every moment to see him fall. Nothing but the superintending care of Providence could have saved him.” Indians testified later, that they had singled him out, but their bullets had no effect on him. The chief suddenly realized that a mighty power must be shielding this man. “Stop firing!” he commanded. “This one is under the special protection of the Great Spirit.” A brave standing nearby stated, “I had seventeen clear shots at him…and after all could not bring him to the ground. This man was not born to be killed by a bullet.” They were convinced that an Invisible Power was protecting him. Washington had two horses shot out from under him, he had four bullet holes in his coat. Yet he had been untouched by bullet, or arrow. Scores of victims had fallen beside him, yet he went unharmed, protected by God’s hand! Every other mounted officer had been slain! Eventually, Braddock was mortally wounded in the side, and fell. When this occurred, all the British troops fled in confusion. Washington gathered up what was left of the Virginia men, barely 30, the injured General, and covered the retreating British, leaving all the baggage, weapons, provisions, cattle, horses, behind for the enemy to plunder. General Braddock died three days later. In the aftermath, 714 British soldiers had been killed, 37 wounded. 26 officers out of 86 were killed, and 37 wounded. Only 30 men and 3 officers were killed, of the French and Indians!

15 years later, after this battle, an old respected Indian Chief, sought out council with Washington , when he heard that he was in the area. Through an interpreter he explained that he had set out on a long journey to meet Washington personally, and to speak to him about the battle 15 years earlier. He said: “I am a chief and ruler over my tribes. My influence extends to the waters of the great lakes and to the far Blue Mountains . I have traveled a long and weary path that I might see the young warrior of the great battle. It was on the day when the white man’s blood mixed with the streams of our forest that I first beheld this chief. I called to my young men and said, mark yon tall and daring warrior? He is not of the red-coat tribe—he hath an Indian’s wisdom, and his warriors fight as we do—him is alone exposed. Quick, let your aim be certain, and he dies. Our rifles were leveled, rifles which, but for you, knew not how to miss—’twas all in vain, a power mightier far than we, shielded you. Seeing you were under the special guard ship of the Great Spirit, we immediately ceased to fire at you. I am old and soon shall be gathered to the great council fire of my fathers in the land of shades, but ere I go, there is something bids me speak in the voice of prophecy. Listen! The Great Spirit protects that man [pointing at Washington ], and guides his destinies—he will become the chief of nations, and a people yet unborn will hail him as the founder of a mighty empire. I am come to pay homage to the man who is the particular favorite of Heaven, and who can never die in battle.”

This story was once well known by all Americans, taught to our children in our schools.

But thanks to the traitors, and infiltrators who hate God and America this story and many like it can no longer be taught in school to our children!

This is not the complete list; it was taken from the 45 Communist goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in 1963.

Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 .

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

Political Correctness a term first seen in Mao’s Little Red Book, a communist engendered abomination that is instituting censorship little by little.

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”- George Washington

Carl Marx, once wrote that, the goal of the Communists was to quote,. “enter into men’s minds and cast God down from his throne.”

Matthew 12:31  Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

In ancient Babylon their economy was based on usury.

“If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25

Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13

Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!

Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that only the Congress can print and coin money!

The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped through Congress during the Christmas break with the majority of it’s members absent.

The Federal Reserve is self serving and privately owned in violation to the Constitution, charging interest on illegally printed money. Money printed from nothing!

In America On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. Five months later A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY was MURDERED BY A COMMUNIST!

“If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25

Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13

Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!

In ancient Babylon their priests sacrificed babies to their gods baal, and molech.
In America the communist under their socialist programs have sacrificed over 50 million American babies to their god satan!

Leviticus 20:2-5
2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel , Whosoever he be of the children of Israel , or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel , that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
3And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
4And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
5Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.

Luke 22:35-36 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.

Jeremiah 50:16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the SICKLE in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
Jeremiah 50:23 How is the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Jeremiah 50:14 “ Put yourselves in array against Babylon all around, All you who bend the bow; Shoot at her, spare no arrows, For she has sinned against the LORD.

All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Psalm 118:10

“The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!”
George Washington


Comment located at:

Citizen Wells: Obama Manchurian Candidate, Communist goals 1963, The Naked Communist, Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures, Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

Post was originally created in 2009. It is almost like a prophecy of what we are witnessing today.


An additional interesting fact is that God's preservation of America also happened because of Israel! The following excerpt from Dr. David Jeremiah's book, I Never Thought I'd See the Day: Culture at the Crossroads is a piece of history that I was not aware of until I read Chapter 9 - When America Would Turn Her Back on Israel:

From America's founding, the Jews have been a welcome part of the nation.  Ever since the first twenty-three Jewish Immigrants landed in New Amsterdam (later New York City) in 1654, America has, for the most part, been a place of safety and prosperity for the Jewish people. It is estimated that 250 Jews were living in the American colonies in the early 1700s.

It's a little-known fact that a Jewish businessman played a significant role in keeping alive General George Washington's struggling Revolutionary army. Haym Solomon was a Polish Jew who immigrated to America in 1775 and became financially successful as a broker of overseas trade deals. The British arrested him more than once for his American sympathies, but he continued to use his financial skills to raise money for the Revolution. On one occasion, Washington needed to march his army to engage the British in what proved to be the final and decisive battle of the Revolution at Yorktown. But neither Washington nor the colonial government had money to finance the campaign. Washington sent for Haym Solomon, who raised the needed funds and enabled the campaign that ended the Revolutionary War. Solomon lent the colonies today's equivalent of billions of dollars, a large part of which was supposedly never repaid.

An interesting, but unverifiable legend concerns Washington's gratitude for Solomon's critical support to the colonies. Look at the Great Seal on the back of a one-dollar bill. Above the eagle's head you will see the thirteen stars, representing the thirteen colonies, arranged in such a way that, by connecting the peripheral straight lines, a six-pointed Star of David is created. Washington supposedly had this done out of gratitude to his, and America's, Jewish friend Haym Solomon.

Whether or not the Great Seal legend is true, the facts are that Jews were welcome in America from the beginning and have always played a role in America's prosperity greatly disproportionate to their numbers. Space prevents me from retelling the entire story of the mutual affection expressed between a Jewish congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, and the newly elected president George Washington. But after a visit to Newport, the president wrote to the congregation, "May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit under his own vine and fig tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid."

In truth, America's official posture toward Jews on American soil has always been positive. And the same can be said of America's initial posture toward the newly re-formed nation of Israel in her homeland in 1948 and the decades immediately following. Providence ordained that the occupant of the Oval Office at the moment of Israel's political rebirth on May 14, 1948, would be Harry S. Truman. In my 2008 book, What in the World Is Going On?: 10 Prophetic clues You Cannot Afford to Ignore, I tell the gripping story of the opposition President Truman faced from his top advisers over whether to recognize and affirm Israel's statehood. It was a watershed moment for U.S.- Israel relations. His decision would not only set the tone for the rest of his two terms, it would also set in motion a policy that would greatly influence his successors in the Oval Office.

Truman stood fast against his advisers and issued a press release stating  "the United States recognizes the provisional government as de facto authority of the new State of Israel."   Israel's chief rabbi, Isaac Halevi Herzog, later told Trumen, "God put you in your mother's womb so that you would be the instrument to bring about the rebirth of Israel after two thousand years."

Many people today do not even realize how precise the fulfillment of Bible Prophecy was regarding the rebirth of the Nation of Israel.

I recommend reading Grant Jeffrey's The Signature of God book. Chapter 8 reveals, in great detail, how incredibly accurate the actual time of the prophesy of the miraculous rebirth of Israel was! On May 15, 1948, as foretold by the prophet Ezekiel over twenty-five centuries before it occurred, the Nation of Israel was reborn!


To calculate when Ezekiel prophesied the Jews would become a nation again:

The Babylonian captivity ended in the Spring of 536 B.C.

The duration of Israel's captivity (from Ezekiel 4:3-6)
536.4 B.C.
2,483.8 calendar years

To adjust for the fact there was no year zero between 1 B.C. and A.D. 1, we adjust one year. Therefore; the end of Israel's captivity would occur:

The Rebirth of Israel: 1948 - May 15

On the afternoon of May 14, 1948, the Jews proclaimed the independence of the reborn state of Israel. As an old rabbi blew on the traditional shofar, a ram's horn, the Jewish people celebrated the end of their tragic worldwide dispersion and captivity in precise fulfillment of the prophecy made thousands of years earlier by the prophet ezekiel. At midnight, as May 15, 1948, began, the British Mandate officially ended and Israel became an independent nation. this great day marked the first time since the days of Solomn that a united Israel took its place as a sovereign, independent state among the nations of the world.

God's Word is TRUTH and ETERNAL!

Gen 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

Psa 115:13 He will bless those who fear the LORD, [Both] small and great.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

When Changing Your Mind Could Save Your Life

Today's Turning Point television presentation was the final one in a series of ten where Dr. David Jeremiah concludes with When Changing Your Mind Could Save Your Life.

When you go to the site, click on the green box that says, "Watch Now - This Week's Broadcast."

It is eye opening to realize how much an immoral, fallen culture can slowly lull unsuspecting people into conforming their lives towards what would have been unthinkable in the past. Take a look at the many definitions of the term "conform" posted at Dictionary.com:

con·form   /kənˈfɔrm/ Show Spelled[kuhn-fawrm] Show IPA
verb (used without object)
1. to act in accordance or harmony; comply (usually followed by to ): to conform to rules.
2. to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc., of society or a group: One has to conform in order to succeed in this company.
3. to be or become similar in form, nature, or character.
4. to be in harmony or accord.
5. to comply with the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England.

If we focus on the dictionary description #2, we find:

2. to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc., of society or a group: One has to conform in order to succeed in this company

Question. What if conforming to the "prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc., of a company (in order to succeed)" goes against your own morals, values, and ethics? Should one (especially a Christian believer) conform in such a case?

I can still recall some vague details about an assignment I had received via a temporary employment agency back in the early 1980's. I had just completed through working a temporary two week job where I answered constantly ringing phones and tried to fit in my typing assignments during each hectic day. I was hoping that this next job would be more pleasant. Well, I didn't even last one day there. When I arrived, the men in the office were using foul language. I didn't want to hear that! They were also very sexist. I could see this through the mistreatment that the one woman I present in the office at the time was going through. The sexual innuendos flying around that office were disgusting! The one woman there looked at me and her eyes seemed to be saying, "get out while you can." When I discovered what the work would entail, (I can't remember exactly what was done there) but it was obviously immoral.

Within about 20 minutes, I could not see myself working there.  I abruptly got up from my chair and said, "I'm leaving now. I do not want to be associated with your associates." The company was named "(Something) Associates." I was not about to be conformed to their unethical ways of running a business. When I told the Kelly Girl office what I had experienced, they quickly went to work and found another assignment for me.

Another definition of the term "conformed" reads:

verb (used with object)
6. to make similar in form, nature, or character.
7. to bring into agreement, correspondence, or harmony.

This reminds me of another incident that happened after I met my husband. We both worked in the engineering dept. of a large grocery store chain back east.  I loved the nature and harmony between the employees at that office.   When we became engaged, the proper protocol within the company was for us not to continue working in the same department. I was transferred over to health and beauty aids which was located in a more industrial, dirty, and dangerous area of the city. I thought, well, I can get through this for the six months until our wedding day. It was a much further drive away from my apartment so I had to get up much earlier each day.

Long story short, my supervisor there was a nasty, verbally abusive and ugly person! I am not exaggerating when I tell you that he resembled the cartoon character face of MAD Magazine. Unfortunately, he wasn't funny...at all. Just downright NASTY. He bashed me continually for not getting enough work done. He would purposely deride me about everything.  I decided to stay two hours extra for several nights over the course of one week in order to complete more work - and he criticized me about that too! Unfortunately, instead of commending me for getting all the work done he was angry because I ended up going into the overtime pay realm.  I was supposed to ask him  for permission (which I didn't need to do at the engineering office department)  to do that and he didn't want to pay me extra for what he thought I should have been doing from 8 - 5 each day.

I can remember crying while driving home.  I tried to hold it in but ended up crying when I told my then-fiancee what I was going through.  He wanted me to quit. But I didn't. We needed the money to start our lives together and I continued on at that job.  I  became friends with many co-workers there who also knew how mean and critical Mr. Urkquart was! I wasn't going to let him change me. I wasn't going to let him "make [me] similar in form, nature, or character." In fact, I eventually became immune to his rants. I also honed my typing skills by practicing diligently and was able to reach a level where I completed documents much faster than before!

Perhaps this could be a small (and probably insignificant) example of transforming my mind?

There are several different dictionary meanings to the word, "transform." Here are the relevant ones to this discussion:

trans·form   /v. trænsˈfɔrm; n. ˈtrænsfɔrm/ Show Spelled[v. trans-fawrm; n. trans-fawrm] Show IPA
verb (used with object)
1. to change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose.
2. to change in condition, nature, or character; convert.

In Dr. Jeremiah's sermon, he informs us that when we become Christians, we are to transform our minds through Bible reading and through the power of the Holy Spirit!

Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what [is] that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

2Cr 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

THE most significant transformation that can happen in any one's life is through being born again in Jesus Christ! What Jesus and the Bible are telling us is:

verb (used without object)
7. to undergo a change in form, appearance, or character; become transformed.

Ultimately, such a change in one's heart, mind, soul, and spirit; because of the transforming nature given to us through the sacrificial death of our sins by Jesus Christ at the cross of Calvary (and his subsequent resurrection to life for our eternal sakes) DOES save our lives for all eternity! What could possibly be more important in this world? Answer: NOTHING!

My prayer today:

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, my heart is filled with gratitude and thanks to Jesus Christ for saving me from my sins. I am grateful for the wonderful family I have and all that God has provided for us over the course of our lives. I know that without Him, I am nothing; for He is my everything!

In Jesus' precious name I pray, Amen.

Here is the outline for the sermon. I hope you will take the time to listen and/or watch at this link:

Dr. David Jeremiah

“When Changing Your Mind Could Save Your Life”
Romans 12

November 20, 2011

Romans 12:1-2
I. A Radical Decision
A. It’s Crucial
B. It’s Comprehensive

Romans 6:13
C. It’s Costly

Romans 12:1
D. It’s Creative
E. It’s Credible

Romans 12:1

II. A Rational Determination

Romans 12:2
A. Being Conformed
B. Being Transformed

III. A Rigorous Discipline
Romans 12:2

A. Two Agents: The Holy Spirit and the Word of God
Titus 3:5
Ephesians 4:23
B. Two Actions: Outside-In and Inside-Out
2 Corinthians 5:17

IV. A Routine Demonstration

Romans 12:2
A. You Will Learn the Will of God
B. You Will Live the Will of God
C. You Will Love the Will of God

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tim Tebow: Not Ashamed of Jesus

Admittedly, I'm not a big fan of football. I watch it occasionally and have attended a few games over the years at the stadium; but sitting through an entire game being broadcast on T.V. is not one of my favorite things to do on a Thursday night.

However, last night my husband called out to me from the other room and said,  "Honey you've got to see this!" He had re-wound the segment where Tim Tebow and players from both teams were on bended knee in a circle after the end of the game, praying to Jesus Christ!

I noticed a blog post tonight over at Now The End Begins: Is Tim Tebow Playing Football Or Bringing Revival?

Obviously, Tebow is doing both! He is playing football; despite the fact that many pundits wrote him off earlier in his career because his passing percentage is a low 44%.  But more importantly, in the realm of things eternal, Tebow is also bringing revival in the country simply because he is paying honor to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

This may sound a bit off-topic, but I think it fits here to describe another person who easily shared her faith with others through her successful company. Decades ago, when Mary Kay Ash - founder of the Mary Kay Cosmetics direct sales business - was being interviewed, she was asked by CBS's Morley Safer of 60 Minutes, "Are you, in fact, using God to sell cosmetics?" Mary Kay answered, "I hope not. I certainly hope not. I hope that He is using me instead."

Brilliant response! And knowing what I know about the woman (met her several times back in the 1980's) I could tell that her answer, and her faith in Jesus Christ was genuine.  God rest her soul.

I brought this up because I think that Tim Tebow might have given a similar answer to anyone who would question why he wears his "faith on his sleeves" as so many might label it. It is not for Tebow's glory - but for the glory of God in heaven through the power of faith in Jesus Christ!

Excerpt from article:

Something is happening in the Mile High city of Denver

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phillipians 2:10,11

I saw something on television last night, that in all of my years of watching professional football I have never seen. Last night during Denver’s miracle win against the Jets, and immediately following the game, I watched a movement of the Holy Spirit of the God of Israel. Right there on the field.

I know we live in a cynical world. We have seen it all, done it all, won it all, lost it all. We are a people who are not easily impressed anymore. It is fashionable for athletes and movie stars to win the game or receive the award, and start the “I just want to thank Jesus” speech. Most of the time it fails to ring true. We usually see people who don’t live a Godly life, thanking God for His blessing, and paying what amounts to mostly lip service. Our ears have grown numb to it, for the most part we have stopped listening.

Then someone like Tim Tebow shows up, and everything changes.

By now, we all know his story. When his mom was pregnant with him, complications arose and she was urged, at the risk of her own life, to not bring the baby to term, but to abort it. She chose to trust God, and Tim Tebow was born. He was raised by Godly, Christian parents, and along the way rose to fame as a college football player in Florida. He seemed to be the Next Big Sure Thing. Then he got to the NFL and hit a brick wall that was wrapped in concrete, and reinforced with re-bar. Everything came to a grinding halt
Drafted to the Denver Broncos by a coach who then got fired, Tim Tebow seem banished to the Phantom Zone behind quarterback Kyle Orton. Then Orton imploded, and John Elway was forced to use Tebow. Only problem is Tebow is extremely shaky as a passer, with a 44% completion rating. Everyone in the league “knows it”. Even his own coach says it. But a funny thing happened on the way to “what everybody knew” would happen – Tebow is on one, wild hot streak, and winning like crazy. Huh?..how does that happen?

But this is not an article about football, this is an article about the Holy Spirit.

I agree. That article is about the Holy Spirit of God working within the life of one of his faithful, saved followers!

Tim Tebow is a living example of one of the great Bible verses:

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phillipians 2:10,11

God bless him for his faithfulness and his willingness to use his football career in order to share his steadfast faith in Jesus Christ for all the world to see!

Hat Tip and photo credit:

CA Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds the Right to Defend Prop 8!!!

Even the very liberal CA Supreme Court could not deny the defenders of Proposition 8 (where the rights of voters who voted to keep the definition of marriage as "The Union of One Man and One Woman") standing in the CA Proposition 8 lawsuit!  Here is a blog post and several emailed articles about this development:

posted by William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion - 19 hours ago
The California Supreme Court has just resolved a major procedural issue as to Prop. 8, which codified the “one man, one woman” definition of marriage into the California Constitution after the California S...

Here is a portion of an email I received from Brian Brown of Nation For Marriage:

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Dear Chris,

In a huge victory for NOM and supporters of Proposition 8, the California Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the proponents of the initiative have the legal right to defend the initiative in court.

This is a major victory for the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund and the lead Prop 8 attorney, Chuck Cooper.

Had the Supreme Court not agreed with the backers of Prop 8 that the Proponents have the legal standing to defend the initiative, it is very likely that the ruling of a rogue judge that overturned Prop 8 would have gone unchallenged. This is because Governor Jerry Brown, his predecessor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Kamala Harris have shamefully refused to fulfill their constitutional responsibility to defend the marriage initiative in court, despite it being passed with the support of over 7 million California voters.

In an email from Karen England of Capitol Resource Institute, she writes:

Earlier today the California State Supreme Court ruled that Protect Marriage, the official sponsors of Proposition 8, have legal standing to appeal Judge Walker's decision to overturn California's marriage amendment.

In their ruling the state's highest court concluded that:

"...because the official proponents of an initiative are the most obvious and logical persons to assert the state's interest in the initiative's validity on behalf of the voters who enacted the measure, we conclude that California law authorizes the official proponents, under such circumstances, to appear in the proceeding to assert the state's interest in the initiative's validity and to appeal a judgment invalidating the measure."

"The State Supreme Court ruled to uphold the integrity and validity of our initiative process," stated Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute. "Elected officials do not have the constitutional right to essentially let a people-enacted law, or in this case constitutional amendment, be deemed null simply because it was not given a fair treatment in the courts."

In an article defending Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), John Eastman wrote, "we should all be able to agree that a collusive suit, involving questionable conduct by the Attorney General of a state, is not the appropriate way to resolve monumentally important policy or even constitutional questions." Dr. Eastman was right in his assessment and our state's highest court agrees.

The ruling answers the question posed to the CA Supreme Court by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals can take the legal opinion of the state court and allow the official proponents of Prop. 8 to defend the law in federal court.

The ruling, although important and a victory, does not settle the constitutionality of California's marriage amendment; it simply states that proponents have legal standing.

The following is a portion of an email from Andy Pugno, who is the General Counsel of the Protect Marriage initiative:

Dear Friend,

Today the California Supreme Court ruled UNANIMOUSLY to uphold our right, as the official proponents of Proposition 8, to defend the vote of over seven million Californians to restore traditional marriage in 2008! This victory is an ENORMOUS boost for traditional marriage, as well as the integrity of the initiative process itself!

The Court held:

“[W]e conclude that when public officials decline to defend a voter-approved initiative or assert the state’s interest in the initiative’s validity, under California law the official proponents of an initiative measure are authorized to assert the state’s interest in the validity of the initiative and to appeal a judgment invalidating the measure.”

The Court also exposed the obvious flaw in our opponents’ arguments, observing that denying us legal standing to defend Prop 8 would give politicians an illegal “veto” over the people’s initiative power:

“Neither the Governor, the Attorney General, nor any other executive or legislative official has the authority to veto or invalidate an initiative measure that has been approved by the voters. It would exalt form over substance to interpret California law in a manner that would permit these public officials to indirectly achieve such a result by denying the official initiative proponents the authority to step in to assert the state’s interest in the validity of the measure or to appeal a lower court judgment invalidating the measure...”

Meanwhile, this ruling is a HUGE disaster for the homosexual marriage extremists. The Supreme Court completely rejected our opponents’ demands that their lawsuit against Proposition 8 should proceed without any legal defense, and thus win by default! This is devastating for them because their entire legal strategy relied on finding a biased judge to rule in their favor, and then winning on appeal by keeping the voters completely unrepresented. Today that all crumbled before their eyes.

Today’s decision is a critical milestone in our three-year battle to uphold marriage between a man and a woman in California after the passage of Proposition 8. Now we can return our focus to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and our appeal to reverse the lower court’s decision declaring Proposition 8 and traditional marriage itself “unconstitutional.”

Of course, this fight is not finished. But as Mr. Pugno states in his email, this ruling is a HUGE victory for traditional marriage!

I thank God for all of the individuals who have spent so much treasure and in some cases, endured ridicule, physical assaults, death threats, and rabidly hateful rhetoric while stepping out and defending the Proposition 8 decision by the voters of California!



I think that this commentator over at Legal Insurrection has a good point:

retire05 | November 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Perhaps all this is based on the belief of Antonio Gramsci, a committed Marxist, who believed that in order to create a society that was loyal to the state, the family unit, based heavily on religious doctrine, must be destroyed, or at least have its importance reduced. A person loyal to family and faith, would not be loyal to the Marxist state.

Gramsci also wrote that in order to indoctrinate someone to the Marxist view, it was important to complete that indoctrination by the age of 12, otherwise children would start to form their own opinions and be reluctant to accept Marxist doctrine.

So we see traditional marriage being challenged, and courts ruling that schools, not parents, have control over children and what they are taught.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What You Are Missing On GBTV

Now that I have GBTV, I can share some of what I am learning from there here at this blog. In a recent post here - I shared some information that I found on Face Book regarding the connections between Obama, George Soros, and the Occupy Wall Street protests.

In the past, I have claimed that they all have been staged. I think that is an accurate statement. But let's back up a bit so that I can share parts of Glenn Beck's GBTV show which was broadcast on October 24, 2011.

In the beginning, some of what was shared was reminiscent of Beck's show on Fox News. For example, his belief that:

"Radicals, Communists, Socialists, Revolutionaries, and Islamists will work together to destroy Capitalism and the Western way of life."

Glenn asks us to consider:

1. What part of this is not clear?
2. What else explains the facts?
Something is happening and we each need to do our own homework. I do such homework while online, and the proof of the facts are out there. However, there are people who do not want to see it, hear about it, or believe it. That's fine - to each their own. But when explanations about events offer clear factual information, how could we ignore it? Why would we want to ignore it?

Glenn informs us:

1. These Occupy protests are NOT being led by students.
2. Unions are DEEPLY INVOLVED in the planning.
3. 1960's radicals and revolutionaries are leading it.
4. The movement is significantly anti-Jew.
5. They are trying to collapse (they label it "transform") Capitalism and the Western way of life.
6. Big organized money is involved.
7. George Soros is involved.
8. Those around the president are involved.
9. Tides Foundation is funding it.
10. C.A.P. is involved.
11. The media KNOWS and supports the destruction of Capitalism.

During Glenn's presentation, he produced video evidence to back up these charges. Obviously, you would need to sign up for GBTV in order to view the entire episode online (if you do, it is the 31st episode which was broadcast on October 24, 2011). You would have nothing to lose because you can get a FREE trial subscription for 14 days.

The way the media portrayed the TEA Party as a "danger" to our country, vs. their falling in love with the OWS movement:

What is it for? What are they seeking as an outcome?

The media claims that "they don't know." But Glenn Beck's organization can find it all out! Why is that?

Glenn's first video is one of David Swanson on "The Real News" who is a member, or some kind of leade,r in ACORN (remember them??). He might be credited with planning out the OWS events due to his interest in copying the protests going on in various places in Europe. The video of Swanson was created in August. Students weren't even back at college yet.

Actually this plan was started back in the Spring by Steven Learner of SEIU. He exposed this plan in NYC. Beck exposed this on his former Fox News show back in March, 2011. Learner's plan was to get people not to pay their mortgages, shut down the banks, and create a crisis on Wall Street. The video of this was scrubbed from the Internet. Isn't that weird? Glenn's original copy was over at Fox News. Unfortunately, Glenn doesn't own any of the material that he presented over on Fox News. It belongs to Fox News. So that video, of Steven Learner, is in the Fox News archives. Maybe some day they will break it out and show you the truth.

On September 10, 2011, exactly one week before the OWS protests began, Steven Learner listed all the sites where the OWS protests would be held and claimed, "we got some stuff that will really be spectacular in Boston and New York." But wait! This is supposed to be spontaneous. How does he know that "he's got some things planned in Boston and New York that is going to be really spectacular?" Who is this "we"?

Going back to the chart:

1. These Occupy protests are NOT being led by students. YES
2. Unions are DEEPLY INVOLVED in the planning. YES (SEIU is a union)

Look up Steven Learner and find out more about him.

In the video, Learner states,
"This is about gaining power. We are not going to convince the other side through intellectual argument. We need to create power, and in a way, we need to create a crisis for the super rich."

Glenn states, "Mission accomplished, Steve."

You know what's weird is they protested around the residences of the super rich - and beat their drums in front of the homes. What do you think that was all about? Do you think that was about "creating a crisis for the super rich" that might live there? There seems to be a crisis brewing. Some of them are talking about "eating and killing the rich." That isn't even on the chart.

They advocated (back then @ Oct. 24th) how "peaceful" they were. We know better now, don't we? Glenn charged that they would be violent and he was right.

During a janitor's strike in Houston where SEIU dumped garbage all over the streets there.  Learner joined up with another radical named Lisa Fithian. Previously, Glenn had never heard of her before. She is quite famous in the radical world. During the 1999 WTO (World Trade Organization) meeting in Seattle, Fithian is recorded on video organizing radical occupy movements. She rattles off many U.S. locations, and like dumbo-bots, the crowd repeats what she says. She ends with "and St. Louis is going down too."
That's an interesting choice of words. She is organizing OWS protests too. She used to be a member of SEIU, but now claims she no longer is a member. But who is she? She is a 1960's radical. But how radical? How committed is she?

Let's look at the chart again:

1. These Occupy protests are NOT being led by students. YES
2. Unions are DEEPLY INVOLVED in the planning. YES
3. 1960's radicals and revolutionaries are leading it. YES

They are re-creating the riots that happened back in 1968. Remember, you are considered crazy for saying that. Glenn described two books in his library:

1. "The Roots Of American Communism"
2. Abbey Hoffman's "Steal This Book."

Hoffman's book talks about how you can steal things and how to roll a joint. But there is really good information on how to build a bomb - even schematics are shown!  It includes information on how to trash things and how to make Molotov cocktails and all kinds of "great" things.

Back to Lisa. Her hero is Abbey Hoffman. Hoffman was a radical that incited violence at the 1968 Democratic convention. Hoffman wrote that book that includes how to make bombs. Lisa is leading the OWS protests. There is also a new version of Hoffman's "Steal This Book" out in print and Lisa wrote the dedication in it. It's a "love letter" to her hero:

Dear Abbey,

The world is crazier than ever. We need ya man! Your spirit is alive and well and your thoughts, "Steal This Book" is timeless. Today we are dropping bombs on Afghanistan while today's elites are promoting terrorism. In retaliation, America got hit hard more than any one's imagination. Planes turned into bombs, the Twin Towers collapsed, the Pentagon in flames, two of the most powerful symbols of capitalism and militarism left gaping and destroyed in a matter of moments. The founder's nation of the old order were cracked open. Meanwhile the government propaganda machine is full tilt boogie (Glenn laughs and says, "oh I miss that word - boogie - don't you?) and the right wing is doing everything it can to consolidate its power. The democratic system is a joke. Would you believe the Supreme Court actually chose the last president? You know that when his wife's nickname for him is "stupid" we are in trouble. Yeah GWBush Jr., son of ex- CIA and oil man, GHWBush is now our president. He can barely articulate a coherent sentence. This makes ya sick. Now he wants to wage war on fighting terrorism. [Glenn adds: But remember, she (Lisa) is not a conspiracy theorist]. They want to control the market and keep the rich white boys in charge and squash an intensely amazing growing resistance movement. Their plan is not inevitable. This new war will not stop us. Everything, Abbey, is still up for grabs and we are winning. This resurgence of activism has dramatically changed the political landscape; both as ... {sorry, missed the rest of statement).

I know that the roots of this work are buried. We don't have the language quite right yet. Is it an anti-globalism movement? Is is a global justice movement? Is it the peace and justice movement? Is is a popular movement? Is is a "one" movement or many? Convergence says it best:  It's the coming together of all forms and strands of resistance.

Glenn walks back over to the blackboard and points out:

"Radicals, Communists, Socialists, Revolutionaries, and Islamists will work together to destroy Capitalism and the Western way of life."

Lisa's comments continued:

It's a culture, or emerging culture, that has taken hold; Anarchists rejecting the material laden anti-democratic multi-national corporate f____ that permeates our planet.
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Also see:

Meet #OWS ‘Crisis Creator’ Lisa Fithian: The Radical Extremist Helping To #OccupyAmerica There is a video at the link.

A quote by this lunatic:

“When people ask me, ‘What do you do?’ I say I create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible.” — Lisa Fithian

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

News Roundup

The media bias against all of the Republican presidential candidates is so blatantly obvious that any person who hasn't figured this out must have been in an ObamaBot-Borg coma over the last three years!

According to a blogpost over at Legal Insurrection, the latest candidate being attacked is Newt Gingrich.

posted by William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion - 18 hours ago
Newt is as “dangerous as a wounded wolverine,” according to Dan Rather (via Charlie Spiering via Drudge): I think what we need is a wounded wolverine, not a puppy dog or kitten, for a nominee. Expect the f...
If Newt Gingrich were to become the Republican nominee, he would verbally slaughter Obama in the debates!!  Although the media of mass deception would bring out past personal problems and governmental missteps about Gingrich, Newt would only need to attack Obama's horrible policies to show America how crucial it will be to boot Obama out of the White House!

Need more examples of liberal media bias?  How's this:

posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 14 hours ago
Where would this failed president be without his media support? CNN reporter Dan Lothian asked President Obama in Hawaii if Republicans are “uninformed, out of touch, or irresponsible” on waterboarding?
Obama is so uncouth and such a baby when he can't admit that he was wrong to bash Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.  When Obama thought the microphones were off, he had a derogatory exchange with Sarkozy:
posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 1 day ago

Obama told reporters yesterday that he won’t comment on his private conversation with French President Nicolas Sarkozy where they ripped on Netanyahu. The far left president’s outrageous comments hurt him ...
It's funny how Obama came out and supported the Occupy protests, but since the violence, rape, crimes, absolute filth and deaths have occured at these squatters camps, he stays silent.
Despite all his rhetoric, Obama has never spoken louder than what he hasn't said about what's going on all over America with the 'Occupy' movement.
How bad is it at these staged events?
posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 1 day ago
A Portland police officer was injured yesterday after Obama-endorsed Occupy Portland mob started hurling projectiles at the cops. Yup. They’re JUST LIKE the tea party. KGW reported, via Orbusmax: Witnesses...
posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 23 hours ago
Workers with gas masks move in after police cleared out the Occupy Portland squatters camp. (Mike Zacchino, The Oregonian ) City officials needed 70 dump trucks to clean up the filth after the Occupy Portl...



Obama' inaction where jobs are concerned continues to show Americans that he is the worst president EVER!

  • posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 21 hours ago
    The Keystone Pipeline project was expected to create up to 1,000,000 high-paying US jobs in the oil manufacturing and associated industries. The project itself would create 20,000 construction jobs. But it...

  • And that's only one example of Obama's epic failing policies!

    Can't wait for November, 2012!!

    Hat Tips to all links.

    Monday, November 14, 2011

    New Profile Photo

    Decided that I needed to update my profile photo because the current photo on there was probably taken about eight years ago. My wonderful husband just took this photo of me today with his new iphone. I was able to upload it from email to blogger, but I can't recall how to make it appear on my profile page! Help...?

    Update: Hubby to the rescue! Was able to upload on my profile page. Apparently, it may take a while to appear on the blog page.

    More Obama/Soros Coincidences??

    The things that one can learn via Face Book! I found this tidbit of information very compelling and it needs to go VIRAL! One of my friends on Face Book has this post up:

    From Ellen Snyder: (via Tina Trimble Belliston)

    HOLY CRAP BATMAN========> Imagine the odds of this happening........
    Do you know the park in NYC that the Wall Street protesters are occupying? Zucotti Park.

    Did you know this park is not owned by the city? It is owned by Brookfield Properties.

    ... Who was just hired by Brookfield Properties as an attorney? Vice President Joe Biden's son.

    Who sits on the board of Brookfield Properties? Mayor Bloomberg's live in girlfriend.

    Now, boys and girls, guess what company just received some of the last of the Obama Stimulus $$$$$$$. Thaaaaaaaaaaaaat's right, Brookfield Properties.

    On a completely unrelated note, Wisconsin is shaping up to be the swing state in the 2012 presidential elections. Not Florida. Not Ohio. But Wisconsin.

    Guess who owns the company that will be tabulating the electronic votes in Wisconsin. Thaaaaaaaaaaaat's right, the biggest contributor to Obama, George Soros.

    Whaaaaaaaat a coincidence !

    Remember what Stalin said.
    "He who votes does not have power. He who counts the votes has power".

    H/T Monique Mulvaney-Bomboir

    One commentator at the site had this to say:

    Kimberly Kelly Trimble Tina, my friend...LOL...where has your head been. This news has been all over after the first week this pathetic crap started. Glenn Beck reported it several days later and has talked alot about this.
    Yesterday at 8:32am

    My dear hubby got GBTV and Roku for me as a gift - so that I can watch Glenn's shows on T.V., but I haven't taken the time to view the episode where Glenn exposes all of these nefarious connections!!

    Please share this with everyone you know so that they will see HOW EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IT IS TO BOOT OBAMAO OUT OF OFFICE NEXT NOVEMBER!!!!

    Hat Tip: Tina on Face Book

    Sunday, November 13, 2011

    When America Would Turn Her Back on Israel

    On October 23, 2011, Dr. David Jeremiah's book I Never Thought I'd See The Day: Culture at the Crossroads reached #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list under the category of "Hardcover Advice & Misc.!" Since then, each week it has stayed in the top five.

    I think that the popularity of the book demonstrates what MILLIONS of people here in America have concluded:  Our nation genuinely has reached a critical juncture in the culture wars. Since the book's release, hundreds of Internet searches have led new visitors here when they type in "I Never Thought I'd See The Day," "David Jeremiah," and dozens of other combinations. There is a huge desire to learn the information contained in this book!

    I haven't read the chapter "When America Would Turn Her Back On Israel," yet, but the sermon broadcast was so excellent and relevant for today that I find myself drawn towards transcribing the entire message here at Talk Wisdom!!

    To see the broadcast, go to David Jeremiah.org and click on the green box that says, "WATCH NOW - This Week's Broadcast."

    Page description of the broadcast:

    This Week’s Television Broadcast

    When America Would Turn Her Back on Israel | Week of November 13, 2011

    A most unusual promise in Scripture pertains to how one treats the nation of Israel. Those who bless Israel will be blessed while those who curse Israel will be cursed. In recent years, America's support for Israel has wavered, which could have disastrous results for our nation.

    I Never Thought I'd See the Day!

    The world is changing rapidly. Many people are witnessing upheavals in the world’s structures and values that they never thought they would witness. Debt is skyrocketing, the Middle East is in turmoil, millions are unemployed, standards of morality are falling, and marriage and family are being completely redefined. Jesus Christ is the butt of jokes in the nation that historical honored him the most. And the Bible--the book that informed the philosophies of the founding fathers--has been shuffled further and further to the edges of meaningful cultural conversation. We are even seeing these changes in the Church. With over 40 years in ministry, Dr. David Jeremiah has witnessed many of these changes and sheds light on Western culture’s decline in his newest television series, I Never Thought I’d See the Day! He examines nine changes in our world and a biblical evaluation of each: angry atheists, profaning of Jesus Christ, redefining marriage, irrelevance of the Church, rise of militant nations, marginalization of the Bible, and more. He also provides the Bible’s strategy for standing firm on the truth when the world is searching for answers to modern crises. Tune in to Turning Point Television on Sundays from September 18 to November 20 for this enlightening series.

    Here is an outline of the Scriptures used during the broadcast:

    Genesis 12:3

    I. God’s Providence in the Story of Israel
    Psalm 33:12
    Deuteronomy 7:6-8
    Genesis 12:1-3

    II. God’s Promise of a Land for Israel

    III. God’s Punishment of the Enemies of Israel
    Zechariah 2:8
    Zechariah 9:8

    IV. God’s Preservation of America Because of Israel

    V. God’s Program for the Church and Israel
    Romans 11:26-27
    Jeremiah 31:35-37

    VI. God’s Plan for the Peace of Israel
    Psalm 122:1-9

    Dr. Jeremiah does not parse any words about the fact that the Obama Administration has been, and continues to be, the most unfriendly entity towards Israel of any previous American administration in our nation's history! He also suggests that much of the economic, moral, and culture decline could be a direct result of the current administration's way of turning its back on Israel, plus the obvious mistreatment against Her current leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    [Added note from Christine: While reading the news during my lunch break from transcribing Dr. Jeremiah's sermon, I ran across this blog post:

    Now The End Begins: Israel Refuses To Tell US Its Iran Intentions.

    Can anyone blame them??? Obama IS NOT ISRAEL'S FRIEND!

    Note this portion from the link:
    Mr Panetta conveyed an urgent message from Barack Obama. The president, Mr Panetta said, wanted an unshakable guarantee that Israel would not carry out a unilateral military strike against Iran’s nuclear installations without first seeking Washington’s clearance.

    The two Israelis were notably evasive in their response, according to sources both in Israel and the United States.

    “They did not suggest that military action was being planned or was imminent, but neither did they give any assurances that Israel would first seek Washington’s permission, or even inform the White House in advance that a mission was underway,” one said.

    Alarmed by Mr Netanyahu’s noncommittal response, Mr Obama reportedly ordered the US intelligence services to step up monitoring of Israel to glean clues of its intentions.]

    Back to my original post:

    It will take several days to complete the transcript version here at this blog. I highly suggest that you listen to the broadcast TODAY. It is most relevant concerning the signs of the times that we are living in these days, and it will become increasingly important to tell your family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances what you have learned from the video sermon! Again, I cannot stress enough how terrific Dr. Jeremiah's new book is for discerning how, and why, we are at such a decision-making crossroad to save our culture and nation from further disaster due to both the mistreatment of Israel and the dangerous administration that is hell-bent on destroying our nation!


    Hat Tip:

    David Jeremiah.org



    See if you agree with this statement, "The nation of Israel is the key to America's survival." Hello, I am David Jeremiah and I invite you to stay tuned as I explain the statement that I just made. You are watching a very special Turning Point series called, "I Never Thought I'd See The Day: Culture at the Crossroads" where we are taking a look at unsettling development in our world. Today's message, I Never Thought I'd See The Day When America Would Turn Her Back on Israel explains how America has begun to look beyond Israel for allies in the Middle East. But She does so at Her own peril. For God has said clearly in His Word, that nations who abandon Israel will not be blessed by Him. And there are many examples in history that prove God's promise. So join me on today's Turning Point while I explain why Israel is the key to America's survival.

    I believe that America's future depends in large part on one single factor: Our relationship with the tiny nation of Israel. And given the political trends in recent years, I believe that America is putting Her future at risk. We supported Israel in the 20th century when She was reformed politically in Her homeland, and if we do not return towards our previous supportive policies toward Israel, our future as a nation is in peril.

    You may be wondering if my thinking is upside down; after all America is the world's greatest super-power. Israel is a sliver of land accommodating only a few million citizens. One would think that America is the key to Israel's survival, not the other way around. Given our history of vast economic and military aide packages to Israel over the years it would seem that America could use the threat of withdrawn aide to leverage Her influence over Israel and get that tiny nation to do whatever we want. surely the larger independent nation holds in Her hand the survival of a smaller independent nation. But I am saying the opposite is true: that Israel is the key to America's survival and here are the reasons why:

    It is clear that America's leaders, at least in recent administrations have not been looking at Israel with spiritual or biblical eyes. Had they done so, one small verse would have guided their policy decisions. That verse is Genesis 12:3 which says, "I will bless those who bless you and I will curse him that curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

    God has a perfect track record, men and women, for keeping His promises. A fact that is demonstrated by several thousand years of history. Yet in spite of God's well demonstrated trustworthiness, American leaders in recent years have rationalized and justified their way into denying Israel the free expression of Her sovereignty as a nation.

    America has coddled and tolerated, and even financially supported some of Israel's neighbors who have openly declared that their goal is to drive the Jewish people from their homeland and scatter them back into their pre-1948 homes around the world; if not to exterminate them altogether.

    No nation should take lightly the promises of God in Genesis 12:3. If for no other reason, then for self-preservation. And that includes America; even if American leaders don't fully understand or agree with the Judeo-Christian teachings of the Bible, matching up Genesis 12:3 with the thousands of years of history involving Israel should be convincing enough. Bless Israel, and you will be blessed. Curse Israel, and you will be cursed.

    What is so special about Israel?
    I. God's Providence in the Story of Israel

    To answer that question we have to look briefly at the beginning of the nation of Israel. While Israel is often called "God's chosen people," it is more accurate to say that God chose a person by the name of Abraham. Rather than choosing an existing nation, God chose a man and created a nation through him and his wife Sarah. That nation became God's chosen people. Actually, the phrase "God's chosen people" doesn't occur in the Bible, the New King James Version, but there are abundant examples in Scripture to support the idea.

    Psalm 33:12 - Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

    The best summary of why God chose Israel to be His own people is found back in a passage in Deuteronomy Chapter 7:

    Deuteronomy 7:6-8 For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. Now the LORD did not set His eye on you or choose you because you are more in number for you are the least of all peoples; but because the LORD loves you, and He would keep the oath He swore to your fathers..."

    That's why He chose you! There was nothing in Israel to cause God to embrace Her as His people. Moses spoke the words in Deuteronomy to a new generation of Israelites whose parents had been poverty-stricken slaves in Egypt for over 400 years! Not exactly the kind of resume that would make a people appealing to a God who wanted to show off His best work. Israel became the people of God for two reasons:

    1. Because of a promise that God made to Abraham centuries before.

    2. Because of God's faithful love in keeping His promises.

    Here is the complete promise that God made to Abraham as is recorded in Genesis 12:

    Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, from your family, and from your father's house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I shall curse him who curses you, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."

    These passages contain a warning, but why such a warning? What is so important about Israel that God protects Her by promising to bless her benefactors and curse Her enemies? The answer is found in the passage that bookends the warning:

    Genesis 12:2-3 And you shall be a blessing and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

    Through His chosen people God intended to bless the rest of the human family. He chose a Mesopotamian man named Abram and promised that he and his descendants would be a channel of that blessing. People who recognize God's promises for Israel and do whatever they can to preserve, protect, and defend Israel will likewise be preserved, protected, and defended and God will see to it.

    Let me ask you, has God blessed us through Israel? He gave us His Word through the Israeli people, He gave us our Savior through the people of Israel, He gave us the code of law through Moses which is now the basis for jurisprudence of every free nation of the world. Oh yes, we have been blessed by the people of Israel, by the Jews. And people who stand in the way of Israel's prosperity will find themselves standing in the direct path of God's purposes for Israel. And history gives us the tragic story of what happens to anyone, individually or nationally who puts himself in that unenviable position - God's providence in the story of Israel.

    II. God's Promise Of A Land For Israel

    Part of God's promise for Abraham was a land in which he and his descendants would dwell. That land was known as Canaan when Abraham first arrived there and it became known as The Promised Land when Israel moved in following the exodus from Egypt. Not only did God promise the land of Israel from the river of Egypt to the Great River, the river Euphrates, He also promised it to Abraham's son Isaac, and Isaac's son Jacob, and He promised it to Jacob's twelve sons and all of their descendants. I have all of the Scriptures marked down in my notes.

    Israel moved into this land and prospered exceedingly. She became rich and powerful; to be reckoned with under the successive reigns of Her kings, David and Solomon. But then the nation fell away. Fell away from Godly principles to the point that God stepped in and allowed the Jewish people to be conquered and dispersed throughout all the nations of the world. Israel began moving back to Her land following World War I, under the British mandate of Palestine. And then in earnest following World War II, tension developed between the returning Jews and the Arabs who were then living in the land who did not then, and haven't since taken kindly to Israel coming home. This tension came to a head when Israel's statehood was announced in 1948.

    It's easy to slip into a kind of sympathetic mode towards these occupying Arabs. But the bottom line is simply this. The land belongs to God first, and God gave it to His people as an inheritance forever. That's what the Scripture says.

    To get a proper perspective on this let me give you a little illustration:

    You are sitting in a reserved seat at a theater production. Just before the curtain rises, you get an important call on your cell phone. So you leave your coat on your seat and return to the lobby to take your call in private. You return to find a stranger, sitting on your coat in your seat. The squatter refuses to leave and only does so after an embarrassing scene in which the ushers force him to abandon a seat for which he cannot prove ownership. You, however, have your reserved seat ticket stub so access to the seat is given back to you.

    In that illustration, the theater-goer is Israel, the seat is Israel's homeland, the ticket is the Bible where legal assignment to the land is recorded. The temporary vacancy of the seat represents Israel's temporary absence from the land from AD70 to 1948. The squatter represents various groups who avail themselves of the opportunity to take the land in Israel's absence. The coat represents the historical artifacts that exist throughout the land that show that Israel's previous habitation really happened. And the usher at least in 1948 which was the League of Nations turned United Nations that said, "this is Israel's seat."

    Israel is not taking land that she does not deserve. She is just occupying the land that was given to her by God. She is not doing something that she should not do; for which she should apologize or stand in defense. She is simply doing what God allowed her to do by His promise to her in the Scriptures.

    The Jews were not restored to their homeland because they earned the right or turned back to God. In fact, if you know what is going on in Israel today you know that it is primarily a Zionist movement; it's not such a spiritual movement. So far they have failed as a people to embrace Jesus as their Messiah although the Bible tells us one day they will. But Israel remains to this day the "apple of God's eye." And woe to any nation today, including the United States, that tries to deny that fact for the sake of politics, preference, or popularity.

    Thomas Newton was the bishop from Bristol, England from 1761-1782. He was an expert in biblical prophecy. He summarized well the economy of Israel's uniqueness. He wrote,
    "the preservation of the Jews is one of the most single and elustrious acts of Divine Providence. What but a Supernatural Power could have preserved them in such a manner as no other nation upon the earth has ever been preserved. Nor is the providence of God much more remarkable in the destruction of their enemies that in their preservation, we see that the great empires which in their turns subdued and oppressed the people of God are all come to ruin. And if such has been the fatal end of the enemies that had been suppressors of the Jews, let it serve as a warning to all of us, who at any time, or upon any occassion, are raising a clamor and persecution against the Jews."

    [to be continued]