Sunday, December 31, 2006

Euston Manifesto



I usually avoid reading from anything from the slanted left because it usually is a bunch of blathering idiotarian junk that sometimes means well and sometimes is rank evil.

I have come across something called the
Euston Manifesto which apparently is a group of Leftists that are pro-American in regard to policies relating to the Middle East. The thing that is more fascinating is the origin of Euston Manifesto is European.

No Pasaran! [Yeah, I am not looking for the special characters] has an interesting discussion on the Euston Manifesto. Mosey on over there and tell me your understanding.

Iran: Mahdi will defeat archenemy in Jerusalem (on Spring Equinox)


The hidden twelfth Imam is the Messianic Mahdi of Iranian Shi’ite Twelvers. Lately media has been allowing information for Iranian perusal that the Mahdi will return at the Spring Equinox to begin the battle to subjugate the enemies of Allah to Mohammedanism.

This sounds like a theological belief similar to oft wrong Christians that predict the return of Christ in recent years. They have been incorrect for the Word of God says that day will not be known by humanity until it happens.

The concern I have with Iran pushing the Spring Equinox date as a time the
Mahdi will manifest in the world smacks of Iranian Ayatollahs and Ahmadinejad exploiting the timing by initiating some kind of global mischief using the Mahdi as justification. Personally I believe this is the reason for the existence of the Iranian nuclear enrichment program. That program will lead to WMD. The WMD will lead to the chaos that Twelvers believe will precede the emergence of the Hidden Imam, aka the Mahdi.

You can read the cross post of the Ynet story at
SlantRight.com.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam Execution Images Shown on TV, Web


Here is the news on the news coverage on Saddam Hussein’s execution.

The Execution of Saddam Hussein



Here is the World Net Daily account of Saddam’s execution complete with the walk to the gallows. WND links to a video. On this video there is no swinging. Thank God.

Papal News Flash: Homosexuality Harms Mankind


I am not a Roman Catholic; however I thank God that Pope Benedict XVI has pronounced homosexuality as a practice that harms humanity.

Homosexuality is a morally reprehensible practice that the Slanted Left, Moral Relativists and Secular Humanists have pronounced as normal. It is not normal! Homosexuality is extremely unbiblical.

The Pope fortunately for those whose foundation is Judeo/Christianity, has also condemned moral relativism as well. Moral relativism is merely measuring morality by what a group humanity has decided is acceptable for the present. This is the creation dictating to the Creator.

The Creator has made the rules. What is a human creation that proclaims the Divine instruction unjust because it does not fit the lifestyle that is chosen? That human is a reprobate.

Now one might ask: What does the question of morality have to do with a politically oriented Blogger? The fact is the more often human society is diluted by moral relativity, the further that society wanders from an ordered and good society.

Look at America as an example. An American could leave a home or car unlocked through the early 1960’s and be fairly comfortable in not having a thought a theft or crime would occur. As the Left began programming Secular Humanism into society; the days of unlocked doors have ended, even in rural areas of America.

Elementary and Secondary Schools was a safe environment to allow your children to learn an education. Removing discipline, Judeo/Christian foundations and prayer has enable security checks for weapons and school massacres. School teachers (male and female) have seduced students with sex at an alarming rate.

Moral relativity has slipped into mainstream religion as well. The Catholics have had to deal with pedophilia on an unthinkable scale. Protestants have had to deal with their Pastors and Evangelists shaming the faith through adultery, homosexuality and pedophilia.

Will a safe society ever return to America? Only if Faith is allowed to be practiced in a public forum without fear of retribution from Slanted Left moral relativists.

There is no cease fire, only lies.



I wonder what Israeli citizens think of America pressuring Olmert not to respond continued Hamas rocket firing? Israel has the ability to direct pin point preemptive strikes on suspected rocket launching areas, yet Olmert calls for Israeli’s to have restraint.

America has also been sending rifles to the PA loyal to Mahmoud Abbas. I wonder what Israeli citizens think of America arming their enemy. At least Hamas is honest about their design to destroy Israel. The PA controlled by Mahmoud Abbas still intends such a confrontation; Abbas is merely biding his time while he is schmoozing support from America and the EU.

Here is Jerry Golden’s insight from within Israel:
There is no cease fire, only lies.

Danny Bonaduce meets John Conner

WARNING PROFANITY

Hey Baby Boomer generation, do you remember Danny Bonaduce from the Partridge Family TV series? He played the obnoxious red head kid.

Here is as an Adult being imposed on by Left Wing Moonbat John Conyers. Conyers tries to spin Bonaduce as uniformed, Bonaduce comes back with the frustration every Conservative should feel toward moronic Moonbats.

WARNING PROFANITY.

Exit The Sandman (With The Help Of US Military)

This video has been flagged as inappropriate by YouTube. Some people simply have their head in the sand when it comes to the reality of truth. I am convinced the flagging either was done by appeasement minded YouTube or Mohammedans that cannot stand the truth.

This is a slide show of the fall of Saddam Hussein to the tune of Rock-n-Roll. It is a little less in the profanity than my last anti-terrorist video post.

Saddam Hussein was an evil man and America took him down and Iraqi victims have found Justice.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Open Season - CAIR remix

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is more than pro-Islam; it is anti-American, Anti-Christian, anti-Jewish and anti-Constitutional Rights and Liberty.

This Vlog entitled "Open Season" is an Alternative Rock/Rap song with a Right Wing slant.

It is catchy; however it uses profanity to puppy spank CAIR. That is unfortunate because the message without the profanity is RIGHT ON.

The Symbiotic Conjoining of Liberalism and Militant Islam



Here is some of the best and very cogent Left Wing and Islamist bashing in one breath of the key board.

Enjoy:



Lawyer Commits Suicide - Argued before Supreme Court to Delete "Under God" From Pledge



I just finished reading a news post by David Campbell of the InJesus Group SOUND AN ALARM. Campbell reports a suicide of a lawyer that was aiding the atheist Michael Newdow to take the words “Under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance. Actually Campbell erroneously by-lined his post as “Constitution,” however he meant “Pledge of Allegiance.”

Campbell is implying that the lawyer -–Paul Sanford - – may have died as the result of the wrath of God. Let me be clear! Campbell did not say that or write that, it is in the implication of the title Campbell had chosen to use. The actual article is entitled, “Seaside: Police suspect Paul Sanford committed suicide.” Campbell’s title: “
Lawyer Commits Suicide - Argued before Supreme Court to Delete "Under God" From Constitution.”

Sounds like the wrath of God to me, what do you think?

Read the article. After actually reading the Monterey Herald article, I came away with more of a feeling of a conspiracy. Bless Sanford’s deluded heart, he was a committed Leftist. However he was a very successful Leftist. Sanford was operating a successful law practice and made plans to partner with another lawyer. He bought a house very recently for future retirement. And he was a popular slanted left radio personality in his community.

Does this sound like a guy ready to jump to his death? To me, it sounds like a cover-up conspiracy that Left Wing legends are made of.

Time will tell . . . maybe the wrath of God was involved?

HOLOCAUST DENIAL: A GLOBAL SURVEY – 2006

Rafael Medoff and Alex Grobman have together a PDF document surveying global Holocaust Deniers.

Much of Europe has made Holocaust Denial a criminal offense. Although I firmly believe that Denying that the Holocaust took place to be a glaring moral travesty, I do not believe it should be criminalized. That is a free speech issue.

To allow Holocaust Denial to occur in a public forum unanswered is also a moral travesty. Six million Jews were murdered in this genocide. I am uncertain of the figure but I know several million other races (e.g. Gypsies) and physically handicapped also were murdered in the Holocaust genocide.

The reason given: To maintain the purity of the Aryan Race as defined by Hitler’s Nazism.

Wherever a conference is held Denying the Holocaust, an equal and substantial expose’ should as well take place to confront the deluded revisionists. Mohammedans have used Holocaust Denial as an exploitation of so-called Mohammedan superiority over non-Mohammedans. This particularly includes Jews, Christians and Americans in vilified as inferior beings.

Thus Holocaust Denial is a set up for another Holocaust.

READ HOLOCAUST DENIAL: A GLOBAL SURVEY - 2006.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Kwanzaa: Holiday From the FBI


Yes I am aware that Christmas has passed but I had to post the heroine of the Conservative Right. Here is Ann Coulter’s Christmas message: A critique on Kwanza.

Clinton Chinagate Scandal Victory


Here is a scandal that implicates the former President and wife Senator Hillary Clinton. The scandal relates to President Clinton selling commerce missions for campaign donations for the Clinton/Gore 1996 Presidential campaign. The Depart of Commerce has implicated in the destruction of documents to get Clinton off the hook. I don’t know the extent but wifey Hillary was also involved. The scandal also stretches to conspiracy for then Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown died in a plane crash in Bosnia under mysterious unanswered circumstances. The conspiracy is that Brown’s death was ordered to shut him up.

JRH

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Clinton Chinagate Scandal Victory

Standard Newswire
December 27, 2006

Judicial Watch Victory: Substantially Prevails in Clinton Scandal FOIA Lawsuit

Clinton Administration Destroyed Documents Involving Illegal Scheme to Sell Taxpayer-Funded Trade Missions for Campaign Contributions


WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 /
Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. upheld the vast majority of a lower court award to Judicial Watch of nearly $900,000 in attorney’s fees and costs in a lawsuit related to the Clinton fundraising scandals (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Commerce, Appeal No. 05-5366) The fees were awarded on December 1, 2006, after a nearly decade-long court battle between Judicial Watch and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The scandal involved a scheme by Clinton administration officials to sell seats on taxpayer-funded trade missions in exchange for campaign contributions to the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign. When Judicial Watch began investigating the scandal, Clinton administration officials deliberately concealed and destroyed records regarding the trade missions to avoid releasing them to Judicial Watch. In fact, Ms. Nolanda Hill, a business partner and confidante of then-Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, testified at a dramatic court hearing during the litigation that the Clinton White House “instructed” Brown "to delay the [Judicial Watch] case by withholding the production of documents prior to the 1996 elections, and to devise a way not to comply with the court’s orders."

Ms. Hill also testified that Brown, who was killed in a plane crash during a trade mission to Bosnia, admitted to her that Hillary Clinton conceived of the scheme to sell trade mission seats. Specifically, the court heard testimony on how Brown allegedly complained about being “Hillary’s [expletive] tour guide.”

Clinton administration misconduct was so egregious that the Commerce Department took the unprecedented step of asking that a judgment be entered against itself in order to end the lawsuit prematurely and stop further revelations. The court denied the Commerce Department’s request, ordered it to conduct a new search for trade mission records and authorized additional discovery into the illegal concealment and destruction of government records.

The lower court also noted that “…disclosures made as a result of this litigation spurred two Congressional committee investigations and a Federal Election Commission investigation into [the Commerce Department’s] alleged sale of foreign mission trade seats. Further, the DOC revised its trade mission participant selection policy to explicitly exclude consideration of past political contributions and activities.” In addition, a criminal inquiry was launched by the Justice Department and FBI.

“We’re pleased the appellate court upheld the award and held the government accountable for its Clinton-era misconduct. Frankly, the Clintons still have a lot to answer for in this scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This is a vindication of Judicial Watch’s persistence in prosecuting this long battle to let the sun shine in on government corruption.”


Intro: Clinton Chinagate Scandal Victory
John R. Houk
© December 28, 2006
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For information related to Judicial Watch’s Chinagate investigation and related lawsuits, please visit Judicial Watch’s Internet site,
www.judicialwatch.org.

© Standard Newswire 2006. All Rights Reserved.

President Ford dies at 93



The 38th President of the United States has passed away. I have watched platitudes galore on the Fox News channel. On hindsight the platitudes may have been deserved. Back in 1973 I was nut so gushy about President Ford.

I was an extreme liberal at age 17. In my view Nixon was a crook that was caught red handed in felonious dirty tricks against his opposition political party the Democrats. For my generation Nixon’s duplicity represented everything wrong about the “Establishment.” Not to mention that Nixon sent kids close to my age Vietnam to fight a war my generation viewed as fruitless because South Vietnam was a corrupt government that most of its people hated. That was the view of a 17 year old liberal.

Then Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned due to Tax Evasion charges. This was followed closely by the resignation of President Nixon for tainting the office of President of the United States.

In between Agnew and Nixon resignations Gerald Ford was appointed Vice President and approved by the Senate. At Nixon’s resignation, Ford became the first President to hold the Office by appointment rather than election.

Then came the rub: This appointed President gave corruption tainted Nixon a full pardon even before any indictments could be handed down. This had all the appearance of Nixon selling the appointment of President for a future Presidential pardon from Ford.

This is the primary reason I voted for Jimmy Carter as President in 1976. Jimmy Carter’s Presidency is the primary reason I put the Left behind me and began my gravitation toward Conservativism.

Washington Post Obituary



Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Ethiopian Military Aid Has Almost Dethroned Islamist Courts of Somalia


The battling occurring in Somalia presents an international dilemma. Most of the global nations have recognized the Somali government (actually set up by the U.N.) as the legitimate government of Somalia.

The Islamist Courts that usurped rule of Somalia from its government has a predilection toward radical Islamofascism. The global fear is that a Somalia ruled by the Islamist Courts movement would create a new haven as a training ground for al Qaeda type terrorists.

Ethiopia’s Horn of Africa Mohammedan rival of Eritrea has supported the Islamic Courts as the new legitimate government of Somalia. Ethiopia is a majority Christian nation with a significant minority of Mohammedans. Christians and Mohammedans have been living together without conflict in Ethiopia for the most part. (There is currently persecution of Pentecostal Christians in both Ethiopia and Eritrea. The Christians in Ethiopia are predominantly Coptic Christians.)

Ethiopia views the Islamist Courts of Somalia as a threat to rock the boat between Christians and Mohammedans in Ethiopia. If Ethiopia senses the .... READ THE REST

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Pelosi May Not Allowing Seating of Republican Victor



The Democratic Party is full hypocrisy that it is unbelievable. Speaker of the House Pelosi is refusing to seat a Republican that won a slim election even though he was certified as the victor.

This is a huge abuse of political power typical of the Democratic Party. When the Republicans were the majority they whined and screamed over the suggestion of the
nuclear option to override Democratic Party filibustering of Judicial nominees. The Republicans unwittingly backed away.

Now Pelosi is abusing her power on whether to seat a duly elected Representative to the House. If anyone needs refused to be sat in the House it is Keith Ellison who is known to take contributions from CAIR (a Mohammedan American organization founded by known terrorists) and associated with Louis Farrakhan’s white hate group of Nation Islam.

Republican Vern Buchanan defeated Democrat Christine Jennings by 360 votes. The Democrats are looking liberal favoring judges to force a reelection.

Don't stop terror rockets, says Israeli prime minister


Prime Minister Olmert of Israel is an idiot that will sell Israel to oblivion by thinking a change of tactics will give Israel a chance for peace. Hamas and most Palestinian Arabs in general are dedicated to this proposition: Destroy Israel and drive all Jews into the sea.

Olmert has
decided against retaliating to rockets continuously being fired into Israel from Gaza (probably Hamas). Olmert’s decision was taken without military consultation.

I suspect Olmert is complying from pressure from the Bush Administration. This makes Olmert a puppet that could either burn or transform Israel.

Are you curious as to why I say “transform?” I say transform Israel for I am certain Olmert is gambling on Abbas eradicating Hamas control in Gaza in the Palestine Authority. If I am correct, that is even a risky gamble.

I think Abbas plays the old Arafat game of telling the West what it wants to hear while operating to accomplish what Hamas proclaims publicly. Even if Abbas succeeds against Hamas (and that is far from certain), I believe Abbas will turn on Olmert and Israel given the opportunity. Thus Olmert’s gamble is actually a sell out for Israel even if it is done with blind hope.

Court: Execute Saddam within 30 days


Well check this out:

Court: Execute Saddam within 30 days

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer
December 26, 2006 9:50 AM (CT)
Yahoo News

Iraq's highest appeals court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence for Saddam Hussein in his first trial and said it must be carried out within 30 days. The sentence "must be implemented within 30 days," chief judge Aref Shahin. "From tomorrow, any day could be the day of implementation."


It looks like the Butcher of Iraq is going to be sent to realm of fire and brimstone where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The unrepentant Saddam Hussein will be executed anytime between now and thirty days. The only justification Hussein offers for his heinous crimes against humanity and his own citizens was that he IS still President and leader of Iraq unjustly removed by the United States.

The only thing IS and was certain, is that Hussein is a certifiable genocidal criminally insane nut case.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Never in Israel's 58 years has the future looked so dangererous


On this Christmas day it is good to think of the birth place of Jesus. He was born in the land of the Jews today should be known as Israel.


Unfortunately the West has allowed Mohammedans to pressure them to give Arabs (created as Palestinians by surrounding Arab nations that lost a war in 1948) Jewish land. Bethlehem lay in this pseudo-Palestine.

Christians should be praying for the
Peace of Jerusalem, i.e. the City of David - NOT Mohammed. (Psalm 122: 6-9)

Keeping that in mind, a Messianic Believer Jerry Golden has emailed me his feeling on what Jews are feeling in Israel. The email is part of the
Golden Report that is a result of a list I belong to.

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Never in Israel's 58 years has the future looked so dangererous.


Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2006
- written by jerry golden



There are few in the know who believe that the present political environment can go much longer without the worse and most terrible war the Middle East has ever seen. What I and many others find so hard to understand is why this worthless Israeli Government sits still and waits to be destroyed when they are now able to preemptively do something about the build up of arms and weapons in Lebanon by Hezbollah and the Russian arming of Syria with long and mid range missiles. Russia is also sending more of the anti-Tank weapon that killed so many of our boys in Lebanon in this last war, that we lost to a Terrorist Group thanks to the worse leadership Israel has ever had.



But this Russian anti-tank weapon has taken away from Israel the advantage we have had with our superior tanks. Bashar Assad of Syria is speaking out of both sides of his mouth, telling the international press that he wants peace with Israel and at the some time telling his people that they will destroy Israel. In fact the Syrian people have been whipped into a frenzy of hatred towards Israel and demand that their government attack Israel. Their reasoning is if a Terrorist group (Hezbollah) can defeat the IDF surely we can.


The UN and the Multi-National Forces in Lebanon have not only sit still and allowed daily truck convoys of weapons to enter southern Lebanon rearming Hezbollah they have actually been coving for them. The French multi-national forces have threatened to shot down IAF planes that have been flying surveillance over Lebanon to try to keep an eye on the movement of arms. It is now known that Hezbollah has not only replenished the arsenal of missiles but now have improved and longer range missiles supplied by Iran and shipped through Syria.


With the US Navy 5th and the 6th Fleet now in the Persian Gulf Iran is getting very nervous, they are not crazy enough to attack the US Navy, but they have shown their hand in what they do intend to do. For the past year or more Iran has been supplying arms and money to Hezbollah and Hamas, Egypt has for all intent and purposes opened their border into Gaza in order to arm Hamas. Iran has spent untold amounts of money rearming Hezbollah and seem to be in a big hurry to get that accomplish. The hurry is obvious, they want to unite the Islamic Arab World behind their effort to destroy Israel in order to usher in their messiah the 12th Imam that Ahmadinejad openly says that Allah called him to do.


From what I have been able to gather from Mossad and Shem Bet here in Israel they don’t believe it will happen before the early part of this coming summer. That could be a terrible mistake as well because the enemy is also reading these intelligence reports.


Early this morning I drove by a place that is known to have nuclear “things”, I will of course leave the name of the place nameless, but I can tell you that for a Sabbath there was certainly a lot of military activity in that area. I also noticed that the very large satellite disks that are usually pointed towards the north, and west, were today pointed towards the east as if to be ready for anything coming from Iran. I never see Tank carriers moving in this part of Israel on a Sabbath, but then this was no regular Sabbath. So to say things are a little more than the usual uneasy around here would not be the truth. And for those who think I am disclosing something I shouldn’t I’ve said nothing that is not common knowledge around here. In fact, the whole world knows Israel is getting ready for what is coming at us.


If you’re interested in what I think I will tell you. Hamas, Hezbollah, along with Syria all at the same time will open up with everything they have holding back nothing. To make sure that Israel is overwhelmed and at that time we will see Iran launch their missiles at us. And once again we will see Egypt coming with all their American supplied weapons across the Sinai Desert right at us, including their F-15’s and F-16’s loaded with USA bombs.


For something interesting to think about, we read in Zechariah 13:8 AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT IN ALL THE LAND, SAITH THE LORD. TWO PARTS THEREIN SHALL BE CUT OFF AND DIE; BUT THE THIRD SHALL BE LEFT THEREIN. :9 AND I WILL BRING THE THIRD PART THROUGH THE FIRE, AND WILL REFINE THEM AS SILVER IS REFINED, AND WILL TRY THEM AS GOLD IS TRIED; THEY SHALL CALL ON MY NAME AND I SHALL HEAR THEM: I WILL SAY, IT IS MY PEOPLE; AND THEY SHALL SAY, THE LORD IS MY GOD.


Today two thirds of the entire population of Israel lives in the area of Tel-Aviv, which will be the main target of Iran in their attack. Along that coastal region is the most secular part of Israel. You well find that most of the observant Jews live in or around the Jerusalem area or in the hills that surround that city. I’ve given this a lot of thought before writing to you about it. The above Scripture makes a lot of sense when you consider the demographics of Israel in this light. What I’ve always found amazing is how God can get the most ungodly men too march to His Word. For example surely Assad of Syria is aware of Isa. 17:1 but it seems he is marching right into his own destruction. For you can be certain that Israel will totally destroy Damascus in fact, there is a very real possibility that much of what is now Arab country will be turned into a glass factory. You see we have no place to go, this is it for us, this is why we must win this next war, not to mention to restore the confidence of the Israeli people in the IDF. Simply speaking losing is not an option.


Another amazing thing, even with the knowledge of what is about to happen around here, Jews are moving to Israel by record numbers even from the US. France is about to turn completely over to Islam within the next few years. Britain has all but surrendered to Islam and to make sure they do you will see terrible terrorist attacks there in the near future. All the above will give the European Jews no other place to run to but Israel. But with the anti-aircraft weapons now in the hands of Hamas and Hizbollah (thanks again to Russia via Iran) it will not be long that no commercial planes will be flying into or out of Israel. The only possible way will be by boats and large passenger ships would be easy targets as well, just like God has shown us long ago smaller wooden vessels will be the only possibly way for many Jews to get home to Israel, isn’t God great. The vision God gave me several years ago that so many didn’t understand but can now see that we will be offering the only possible way for many and God willing we will save many.


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Jerry Golden adds a little more, however it is in relation to Ministry support. If this touches you that way go to the GOLDEN REPORT.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Iran vows to continue uranium enrichment


As expected, Iran is thumbing its Mohammedan superiority complex at the U.N. Security Council. Not only is Iran ignoring the Resolution Sanctions, Ahmadinejad responded with a veiled threat that the West would pay for meddling in Iran’s uranium enrichment program. Also Iran is exploring leaving the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as if Iran cooperated or listened to the IAEA anyway.

Because of Russia and China the Security Council is committed to diplomacy and civilian thumb screwing to attempt to make Iran forsake a nuclear ambition that will certainly lead to Weapons of Mass destruction. By the time America and Europe realize that only military solutions will convince Iran it may be too late to engage in military action that will make a soft difference as opposed to a nightmare that will make Iraq look like a picnic.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Security Council Votes Sanction, Iran Rejects


The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted sanctions on Iran due to uranium enrichment.

Iran simply continues to thumb their nose by rejecting the Security Council Resolution.

There is a Chihuahua bark which Iran considers little threat of a bite.

Goode: Tighten Immigration


Voters in an electoral district in Minnesota elected Keith Ellison as a member of the House of Representatives representing a Minnesota fringe political Party that is closely associated with national Democratic Party. What is the hubbub? Ellison is a converted Mohammedan that has had ties to radical Islamist terrorist and was endorsed by the Council on American-Islamic Affairs (CAIR).

CAIR is the preeminent non-profit organization promoting itself as sticking up for Mohammedan rights in America.

“Let there be no doubt that the Council on American-Islamic Relations is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded by terrorists, and that CAIR wishes nothing more than the implementation of Sharia law in America.” (Anti-CAIR website)


Keith Ellison has stated he will only swear on the Quran as he is sworn into Office. Therein lay the big hubbub. Sharia Law is contrary to American foundations of Liberty, Freedom and Christian morality.

Enter Rep. Virgil Goode (R) from Virginia:

A Republican congressman has told constituents that unless immigration is tightened, "many more Muslims" will be elected and follow the lead of a recently elected lawmaker who plans to use the Quran at his ceremonial swearing-in. (ACT)


CAIR and Congressional Representatives that have substantial Mohammedan constituents wigged out and demand an apology. Stick to your guns Rep. Goode!

What Is Annanism?


Victor Davis Hanson reiterates his criticism of an outgoing nebulous global leader: Kofi Annan.


Iran Votes


Michael Ledeen writing for the American Enterprise Institute says the Iranian elections do not represent the voice of Iranian citizens; rather the vote represents the voice of the ruling elites.

The MSM portrayed this as the people rejecting Ahmadinejad; however it was more of a warning of the direction Ahmadinejad can take.

U.N. Security Council to vote on Iran


The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to vote today (Saturday) on sanctions on Iran due to its nuclear program. If you have had your head in the sand, the West and Israel perceive the only possible reason Iran would engage in nuclear power is to refine uranium for weapons grade plutonium.

Iran denies the accusation and claim they are building nuclear plants for civilian and peaceful purposes. It is Iran’s President Ahmadinejad that makes Iran’s claim doubtful. Ahmadinejad continuously in public speeches calls for Israel to be wiped off the map and threatens the West and America if they interfere with Iran’s nuclear program.

Peace and war drums simply do not match up.

The Security Council problem is that permanent members Russia and China have an extensive economic relationship with Iran that works both ways. I will be fascinated to see if those to nations will veto any Security Council Resolution that imposes sanctions that have any teeth that can bite Iran.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Anti-Jihadist Creed


I am a citizen-soldier in a new war
Here to defend my land, my people, my heart, my mind, my faith, my civilization.
I am a defender of Truth -- –
At times, before men;
At times, in secret struggle
Allied with a coalition of the willing.

I am a revolutionary engaged in an information war -- –
A counter-propagandist, counter-jihadist, et contra tyrannum.
I will not be deceived;
I will not bow down to oppression
Or be bested by those who hate freedom.

I will not be subjugated by the enemy,
For I will not submit
.Dhimmitude is not my future.
I will not renounce my faith nor yield my culture to the evil ones,
But I will fight them in its defense
Until they are defeated.

I will use my intellect to defeat falsehood and disrupt the enemy,
Remaining vigilant in the face of subterfuge.
I will not be part of a culture of death,
But will fight for life and liberty.For I am a warrior against Evil
Charged to spread Truth until the end of days
Aspiring to the glorious hope that awaitsWhen good will prevail.

My fate is thus entrusted to a Faith held dear,
By which I gather strength
For, in the end, should harm or martyrdom befall me --
I will not desert the cause.
I will fight the good fight
And look to the path of those who have gone before.

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Infidel Bloggers Alliance and The Politics of CP who is the author of this creed. CP has further comments about writing the Anti-Jihadist Creed, click the link to read them.

I am increasingly gratified that a larger and larger amount of people are shirking self-deprecating “Political Correctness.” I am aware there is a danger of racism, which is the fear of Liberty and Freedom stalwarts on both the Left and the Right; however in light that Mohammedanism is a creed aimed at eliminating Liberty and Freedom, Mohammedanism needs to be dwelt with extreme prejudice.

It is time to quit namby-pambying around and begin engaging nations that harbor these Islamofascist Jihadist. Yes, it is time for a new Crusade.

The World War the West is Failing to Comprehend


There is a global war going on right now. It is a war that is more insidious than the World War II. Why is it more insidious? It is a war Mohammedanism is waging from its radical ranks. It is a war that Mohammedans moderate and conservative are in sympathy.

It is the sympathy part that makes this global war insidious. The sympathy was spread to certain elements of the West. The sympathy has become a cultural cancer destroying the West from within.

In the West deluded ideologies have united with sympathy in one format or another either in cognizance or unwitting alliance.

When united in cognizance, the ideologies of the West are destroying itself and aiding Mohammedanism in its agenda to Islamocize the globe.

When united in unwitting alliance (e.g. liberal Christian denominations, elements of Conservativism and Marxism, et al), the ideologies are entering the realm of dhimmitude. This is a dhimmitude that could end up validating the end game Islamocizing the globe and result in death or conversion of those unwitting ideologies.

Cinnamon Stillwell details the dangers of the West is exposing itself to. I posted for posterity at
SlantRight.com.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ahmadinejad Opponents Win Elections


Iran’s electoral system is a bit too complicated for a plebeian blogger as me; however those that are supposed to know say Iran’s recent elections were a huge blow for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Open Season - Stuck Mojo

Hat tip to Jillosophy.

Okay I am definitely not a rap fan.

I am an anti-jihad fan.

If you do not like rap, you may wish to avoid this YouTube video.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

So Much Confusion...


Victor Davis Hanson blasts Kofi Annan’s farewell upbraid of America and the Bush Administration simultaneously saving some precision shots for Slanted Left America and Europe.

Works and Days

Hitler's Mideast helpers



Before SlantRight.com was hijacked and dismembered by an attack I had a huge amount of articles on the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in the age of Hitler/Nazi aggression. My computer IT guy (actually my faithful son who put this website together) tells me he still has the info; however it would take forever to restore it.

In light of that tidbit of SlantRight.com history I have found an Opinion article written by Max Boot. Boot does a wonderful job of relaying a mass of information in an enjoyably brief form.

Before I post Boot’s article which ties Hitler’s “Final Solution” to the current view of Mohammedans which is guided by Ahmadinejad (Shi’ites), Sunni Islamofascists (PLO, al Qaeda et al) and Holocaust Deniers in general, allow me to add a couple of details.

The Jerusalem Grand Mufti in question’s name was Haj Amin Husseini. The Grand Mufti had connections with the founder of Islamofascist Hasan al Banna. Both were directly connected to Adolf Hitler. The Grand Mufti caucused with Hitler to find ways that Mohammedans could aid the Nazi cause if Hitler emptied the Jews from the Holy Land.

One last tidbit: guess who was the nephew of Grand Mufti Haj Amin Husseini? It was PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, the father of Palestinian terrorism, thuggery and murder.

Without further ado,
here is Max Boot’s article:

Who Pays When the Bomb Goes Off?


Here is a fascinating piece of information relating nuclear weapons of mass destruction.

Since the old Cold War military doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction has been rendered inoperable due to the proliferation of Mohammedan radical terrorists, technology is nearly complete in which a nuclear detonation can be traced as to whence it came.

This nuclear fingerprint theory is thought to hold accountable in a monetary way the nation responsible from whence the fissionable material came. For Lord knows that the psychos do not have the ability to self-produce fissionable material.

My opinion is that some sort of accountability needs to reach beyond monetary accountability. If nuclear finger prints can be found then the trace of sales (legal or illegal) should be able to be carried out. When nation or nations are caught harboring said terrorists that ordered a detonation of a crude nuclear bomb or weapon, that nation should be held accountable as well. This is an accountability that could go as far as a directed nuclear strike by the harmed nation to the offending nation.

Read the details at SlantRight.com.

Drug Smuggler Testimony Convicts U.S. Border Agents


© December 20, 2006

Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos were border agents assigned to protect the border from illegal aliens and drug smuggling. Two years ago they ran into an illegal alien that crossed the American/Mexican border.

From here
two different versions of what happened are told.

The Compean and Ramos story is they found Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila on the American side with 800 pounds of Marijuana in his van. Osbaldo fled from his van making a bee line for the border where apparently a ride was awaiting his escape.

Ramos hears shots fired and assumes his partner Compean was being shot at. Indeed, moments later Ramos saw Compean on the ground. Ramos continues his foot pursuit.

Ramos saw Osbaldo point something at him. Hearing the previous gun shots Ramos assumed it was a gun, therefore Ramos shot at Osbaldo. Ramos thought he missed for Osbaldo escaped to Mexico.

I have no idea why authorities would believe the illegal alien; however Osbaldo was offered immunity to testify his version of the occurrence.

According to Osbaldo, one the border duo knocked him in the head with the butt of a gun after he was pulled over. Thus Osbaldo fled for his life in fear the border guards were going to kill him. Osbaldo claims as he was running he was shot and wounded by these vicious rogue border patrol Agents.

A jury evidently believed the Prosecution and Osbaldo for Compean and Ramos were found guilty and
sentenced to twelve and eleven years respectively by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in El Paso, Texas.

So check it out: Two American Border Agents working for the U.S. Government to prevent illegals and drugs from entering America were sent to prison for shooting a drug smuggler on the American side of the border as he fled and successfully escaped to Mexico.

Does that even sound right? If the Border Agents were over zealous they might warrant a suspension, but becoming convicted felons for striking fear into illegal alien drug smugglers? This is outrageous!

Twelve Congressman including Rep. Tom Tancredo (outgoing Chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus) have written and signed a letter to President Bush asking for a complete and comprehensive pardon for the convicted Border Agents. The White House refuses to discuss its intentions one way or the other.

There
is also a petition circulating that has garnered 130,000 signatures. Could it be possible that President Bush will side with Mexican illegal alien drug smugglers?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ahmadinejad: Jesus and Mahdi Will Come to End Repression


Mohammedan Shi’ites (probably Twelvers in particular) believe something that should provoke an immediate response in the mind of a Christian that studies Eschatology:

Ahmadinejad then made a connection between Jesus and the Imam Mahdi, believed by Shiites to have disappeared as a child in A.D. 941. When the Mahdi returns, they contend, he will reign on earth for seven years before bringing about a final judgment and the end of the world. (Emphasis mine. WND)


What is the Eschatological image that splashes into your mind when you read, “(the Mahdi) will reign on earth for seven years before bringing about a final judgment and the end of the world”?

Hello! Christians are taught that the anti-Christ will reign for seven years of Tribulation then at Christ’s Second Coming Satan, Anti-Christ and False Prophet are chained in a prison in Hell for a thousand years while Christ reigns on earth.

If Ahmadinejad’s Mahdi shows up it will be the anti-Christ. Ahmadinejad is doing his best to create the conditions that his deluded mind believes will coax the Mahdi’s return. Those conditions are global chaos.

Ahmadinejad has stated that both the Mahdi and Jesus will return to end repression on the earth. Since Iran is one of the most repressive nations on the planet, I am guessing ending repression is forcing the globe to convert to Mohammedanism or die.

Yes that sounds like the wickedness of the seven years of Tribulation.

Here is a Christian hypothesis: Allah = Satan, Mahdi = anti-Christ and Mohammedan concept of Jesus = False Prophet.

How is that for shirking off “Political Correctness?”

Dear friend here is some wisdom to realize. Radical Mohammedanism dominates the public agenda and the spirit of all Mohammedans (Arab, Iranian, African, Indonesian et al). The majority that call themselves moderate are intensely quiet when the riots, murders and bodily desecrations occur. Mohammedans have become so vocal that in the West (and America) we are so consumed with the fear of offending these devils, we look for statistics that validate that only a minority of Mohammedans are radicals.

This is ludicrous!

North American Mohammedan organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its Canadian brother (CAN-CAIR) were founded by known terrorists. Some of these founders are in jail and yet the American government reaches out to CAIR as the representative of Mohammedans in America.

Now I want to be clear in this declaration of frustration with the Western (and American) mindset. And I know it will sound like Bill Clinton saying, “I did not have sex with that woman.” The clarity I wish you to see is that I am not a racist. I do not hate Arab or Iranians. I think the self-proclaimed religion of Islam (I prefer Mohammedanism) is a danger to Liberty and Freedom as Western Society knows it. If American and European Mohammedans could assimilate in to the Western belief system of Liberty and Freedom, I would not have a problem with the practice of their faith.

Mohammedans cannot and forcefully choose not to assimilate into the West. Instead Mohammedans clamor for rights to follow their Sharia Law and Quran. This is a segregated exclusion that is not even afforded Christians and Jews of the Judeo/Christian heritage. Why should the West grant such exclusionary rights to Mohammedans that do not believe in Liberty and Freedom? Americans, Canadians and Europeans that provide such exclusionary rights are subjugating themselves to a foreign culture that will end Liberty and Freedom.

If America and Canada follow the path already taken in Europe, then rioting and retribution will evolve that will require extreme prejudice to combat both sides. It will make the rioting in Europe feel like a picnic.

So let us stop it NOW. Let us find a way in America (at least) to extend Liberty and Freedom to all EXCEPT when citizens have an agenda to end Liberty and Freedom.

[This WorldNetDaily report is what set me off: "Jesus, Mahdi both coming, says Iran's Ahmadinejad --In New Year's greeting to Christians worldwideasks what Christ would do if he were here today".]

Cheney to Testify for Libby


Does anyone else find it odd that a discredited Plame and Wilson of Plamegate is still an issue for Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald?

V.P. Cheney is taking the stand (in person or via video – undecided) for his pal Scooter Libby. I guess Fitzgerald wants to save a little face by getting a shot to grill a big dog for what now amounts to a petty charge.

Fitzgerald had better be careful. For the big dog to testify for the Defense, certainly Fitzgerald will get verbally slapped like a red head step child.

Glum Picture for Israel


A Jerusalem Post article reporting Mossad Chief Meir Dagan’s analysis of Israel’s strategic position vis-à-vis the turmoil ongoing in the Middle East. It is a very positive outlook.

Dagan starts with the potential for Syria chomping at the bit to engage Israel in a war. Dagan implies Assad of Syria’s boldness is due to the successes that Hezbollah had in Lebanon.

Dagan lists five “serious threats” to Israel’s security:

1. Emboldened Syria trying to forcefully retake the Golan Heights.
2. Palestinian strife internally that is emerging as a civil war.
3. The Sunni/Shia violence.
4. Iraq Strife.
5. The Iran government building a nuclear arsenal.



Oil, Technology, the willingness of some in the West to share military grade technology, and the overt willingness of Russia and China exchanging military technology is all emerging as the greatest threat to Israel’s modern existence since it would founded in 1948.

Exposing the Agenda of Holocaust Deniers


Jonathan Rosenblum's essay on Holocaust Denial is a must read! Do not be deceived by those who wish to manipulate history as if it was Mainstream Media propaganda. Rosenblum shows that Holocaust deniers are nothing more than anti-Semitic wolves trying to establish a paradigm that will make Israel's destruction globally accepted.

Rosenblum postulates the true reason as to why Holocaust Deniers are active. That reason encompasses a malevolent evil in which I should have of realized. That reason reaches beyond mere anti-Semitism and stretches to the depths of Hitler’s “Final Solution.”

That reason is to find a plausible reason that the globe can get on board to “Wipe Israel off the map.” I finally see the agenda that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has in mind when he hosts a symposium on Holocaust Denial.

You have to read Jonathan Rosenblum’s “
Holocaust Denial is no Joke!”



Monday, December 18, 2006

Population Transference Perspective


Transfer of populations from one region to another has become an abhorrent act for those who center their philosophy on the "politically correct." Dr. Alex Grobman points out that historically that has not been the case, indeed more often it was looked upon as the saving of lives rather than disrupting the quality of life.

A far right Minister in the Israeli Cabinet – Avigdor Lieberman – has publicly expressed population separation between Jews and Mohammedan Arabs. Of course the Left is screaming. Lieberman points out that Arab-Israeli citizens should swear allegiance to the Israeli State or be separated out. As harsh as that might seem, I agree with it.

Israel is a Jewish State that exists to alleviate global anti-Semitism. The prime directive of Israel should be to protect its Jewish character.

READ Dr. Grobman’s essay.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Lost Parody

If you love LOST, you will love this YouTube video!

Watch and enjoy some light hearted humor.

Christmas in Baghdad

Pray for the real American heroes. Keep the CHRIST in Christmas just as the Chaplain says.

Relevance of the Home Church Movement



Have you heard of the House Church Movement? I am certain that you have, however I doubt anyone is aware of the magnitude of HCM growth. Locations in which Christians are persecuted, the HCM is growing exponentially.

China is the greatest example of HCM growth. There is still persecution of Christianity in China; however it has not stopped the growth of Christianity. Indeed China has tried to control the HCM by licensing some Home Churches.

You may not be aware that the HCM is also growing in North America. George Barna lists the HCM as growing significantly in America:

According to statistics the house church community in North America is numerically about halfway between the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention (which is the second-largest denomination in the U.S.). OpenHeaven.com



The Barna implication is that the HCM is greater in number than the Southern Baptism Convention – the second largest organized Church Denomination in America.

There is a website dedicated to the HCM. The website is labeled
House Church Central. House Church Central lists the plusses and minuses of Home Churches:

Plus:


Historical. The house church is the biblical church. All of the churches in the New Testament era were small assemblies that met in homes. While setting up institutional forms of "church" may or may not provide a way to honor God, the movement toward the institution and the human authority that tends to accompany hierarchical institutional structure are not theologically neutral.

Growth. The most explosive growth of Christianity in our own time has taken place in the likes of the People's Republic of China where its only expression has been the illegal, underground house church (more recently the PRC has installed a government-licensed "Three Self" church in an effort to control a movement that decades of political repression has failed to contain). Historian Del Birkey's studies have led him to conclude that the house church is our best hope for the renewal in our times.

Resisting the Culture. Our culture desperately wants to change our doctrines so that it might
Christianity to conform to its notion of "civil religion" and "political correctness." The house church has always been for this reason, just as Jesus said that his disciples should be in the Sermon on the Mount. That sermon outlines how the powerless disciple can be salt and light in a dark world (Mt. 5:13-14), how to withstand evildoers (Mt. 5:39) by showing God's love to the world through suffering at the hands of persecution from bullies (Mt. 5:39), foreclosing landlords (Mt. 5:40), and occupying Roman authorities (Mt. 5:41). It speaks of giving and lending to the most hopeless credit risks (Mt. 5:42). It speaks of a praying community ("Our Father, who art in heaven ..." Mt. 6:9) that fasts (Mt. 6:16), gives of itself (Mt. 6: 21), and depends completely on God (Mt. 25ff). It speaks of the non-judgment of individuals (Mt. 7:1), just as it speaks of the need to judge those who would be authorities in spiritual matters (Mt. 7:15ff).

Mission. There are several
opportunities in our communities that are especially suited for the house church. An invitation offered to a work-place acquaintance to a home is much less threatening than one to a church, just as one example. Another is the unique value of the house church as a ministry to "the damaged" and the possibility of learning the joy of giving by elevating that practice to a personal level.

Minus:

Authority. House church advocates reject any human authority other than the very real and present rule of Christ, who was inaugurated the king of his church at the first Pentecost (Acts 2). The house church assembles to know the will of its king through the Holy Spirit and to be obedient to that will. Many in the professional clergy, however, understand their role as a "priestly" one in which they are to be intermediaries between the Lord and His flock, being thus trusted through the
process with a certain degree of authority. While they seek the benefits of the vibrant Christianity that manifests itself in small groups, and work hard to make small groups a part of the ministry of their churches, many harbor a concern that the groups might become a threat to their own relevance and livelihood.

Heresy. Others argue that house churches, due to their lack of seminary trained clergy, might follow the examples of Jonestown and Waco. In this they have a point, as the New Testament is full of epistles that attempt to correct a legion of heresies in various churches--and all of the New Testament churches were, in fact, house churches. It is hoped that these pages can help house churches avoid this pitfall, taking over the seminary's role to the extent possible in a mere web site
. HCC



The biggest Plus apparently is a lack of an organized hierarchy. The biggest Minus is the concern a Home Church might drive off the theological center to the left ditch or right ditch. HCC points of the fear of another Jonestown or Waco, which were both cults with Christian foundations. Jonestown represents a slide to the left and Waco represents a slide to the right. Both interpretations were heretical and based on the charismatic domination of one man.

Of course Christians need to watch out for heresy, however it begs the question: What is heresy?

Roman Catholics officially consider Protestants as heretical (and visa versa). Within Protestantism different Dominations consider their fellow Protestants as heretical. There is the Mainline Churches such as Episcopalian (Anglican), Presbyterian, Baptist et al that may consider the various Pentecostals as heretical. Among Pentecostals “Faith Movement” may be considered heretical. Faith Movement Pentecostals may consider Renewal Movement (Holy Laughter and manifestations leading to repentance and a new life) as heretical. I could on and on but you get the picture.

Thus a question of heresy should be more a question of practicing the Love of God and doing the Works of Jesus. Disagreements can be taken care of in the Judgment. I suspect Believers in Jesus Christ will be surprised pertaining the extension of the Grace and Mercy of God to those who practice Christianity.

As the Last Days approach, I firmly believe it is the HCM that will be of significance to Believers. I still believe there is a purpose for the Institutional Church; however as governments (including America) control the content of sermons and insist on Secular Humanistic moral relativity, it will be the Home Churches that will be the most relevant.

Organized Churches will be under government control and scrutiny, Home Churches will be able to operate autonomously. The autonomy will be under the constant threat of persecution yet autonomous nonetheless.

Then the Parousia will come in whichever way various Christians believe. The pre-mid-post tribulation thing will happen; it is just a matter of when.


John R. Houk
© December 17, 2006

Saturday, December 16, 2006

SHOULD CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS


I enjoyed reading this article by Patricia King. She tackles the issues Christians have with Christianity. The date: Is it pagan? The tree: Is it pagan? Should there be a Christmas or the celebration of Old Testament Feasts such as Passover?



Passover is the time of the institution of the Eucharist and the symbolism of eminent Deliverance from slavery (Jews from Egypt and Christians from Satan’s rule). Passover leads Christ to the Cross.



Patricia King addresses these thoughts and concludes it is all irrelevant. The only thing that is relevant is the Love of God expressed through Christ as a gift of Grace to humanity.


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SHOULD CHRISTIANS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS


Patricia King
patricia@extremeprophetic.com



"When you remember His extravagant gift, how can you not reach out to bless others?"


The other day, I visited a museum in the Old City of Jerusalem. This museum featured some artifacts and remains of a priest's home that was burned in the fire of the second tabernacle--approximately 70 years after Jesus died. Inscribed on the wall of the museum were the words of a Jewish Historian:


"The first tabernacle was destroyed because of idolatry, illicit relationships, and bloodshed. The second was destroyed because of pure hatred."


The Jews were divided in their perspectives at that time, and these differences in beliefs ended up in severe political and religious tensions. The factions became so volatile, that each group literally despised the other. In the midst of their quarrelling and divisive actions, the Romans came through the gates and burned the temple, killing men, women, and children. There were few survivors. Their houses were left desolate. The temple was burned to the ground. They were so focused on their differences that they failed to see the bigger battle.


Factions in the Church Today


I think of the church today with all our factions (divisions). One group stands against another due to differences in doctrinal and theological interpretations. We sometimes refuse to have anything to do with another due to differences of beliefs, and yet, we all believe that Jesus is Lord. We judge and condemn each other refusing to fellowship or labor together. Let's beware--a house divided against itself will fall.


December is the month where the Christian world celebrates the birth of Christ. The traditional belief of the date of Christ's conception was March 25 (around the spring equinox), and December 25th was nine months later. It is this date that we celebrate as the birth of Christ. Many have refuted this date as being accurate, and it is possible and even probable that it is not. Should this make a difference in our heart's focus though?


Wars are arising in the Church even concerning the celebration of Christmas. Some challenge the celebration saying that it has pagan roots. They challenge the accuracy of the date, they claim that Christmas trees are evil because they were an object of pagan worship, and they say that caroling also has its foundation in paganism.

Some say, we should honor the Jewish feasts (Bible feasts) instead. Others in the body believe that to do so would be an expression of legalism and religion, and so the factions begin--the war rages. Purity of the Heart is Important

"Man looks to the outward appearance but God looks to the heart."


Let us be careful not to get our focus off of what is important. Man looks to the outward appearance but God looks to the heart. If our desire is to celebrate the birth of Jesus at this time of the year, then let that be done according to the purity of the heart and with integrity of conviction before Him. The attention of the whole world is called to acknowledge the birth of the Savior at this time of year, even if they don't believe.

Let's pray during this time that the revelation of Christ will fill the earth. Would this not be a better way to spend our time, rather than being at war with each other over how we celebrate Him? The Jewish Celebration of Hanukkah Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival that is celebrated in the month of December. This year, it is celebrated from sundown on December 15 through sundown December 23. Hanukkah means "dedication," and so this celebration has great significance.


History of Hanukkah


The holiday commemorates the rededication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Jews 165 B.C. victory over the Hellenist Syrians. Antiochus, the Greek King of Syria, outlawed Jewish rituals and ordered the Jews to worship Greek gods.


In 168 B.C., the Jews holy Temple was seized and dedicated to the worship of Zeus. Some Jews were afraid of the Greek soldiers and obeyed them, but most Jews were angry and decided to fight back. The fighting began in Modiin, a village not far from Jerusalem.


A Greek officer and soldiers assembled the villagers, asking them to bow to an idol and eat the flesh of a pig, which are activities forbidden to Jews.

The Greek officer asked Mattathias, a Jewish High Priest, to take part in the ceremony. He refused, and another villager stepped forward and offered to do it instead. Mattathias became outraged, took out his sword, and killed this villager, then killed the officer. His five sons and the other villagers then attacked and killed the soldiers. Mattathias' family went into hiding in the nearby mountains, where many other Jews who wanted to fight the Greeks joined them. They attacked the Greek soldiers whenever possible.


Judah Maccabee (the second leader of the Judean revolt against the Greek-Syrians), and his soldiers went to the Holy Temple, and were saddened that many things were missing or broken, including the golden menorah. They cleaned and repaired the Temple, and when they were finished, they decided to have a big dedication ceremony.

For the celebration, the Maccabees wanted to light the menorah. They looked everywhere for oil, and found a small flask that contained only enough oil to light the menorah for one day. Miraculously, the oil lasted for eight days. This gave them enough time to obtain new oil to keep the menorah lit.


Today, Jews celebrate Hanukkah for eight days by lighting candles in a menorah every night, thus commemorating the eight-day miracle.


What a wonderful celebration! At this time, we can remember to worship God as a God of Miracles. At this time, we can remember Jesus, who is the true Light of the world.


Some dear friends of ours, David and Stephanie Herzog introduced us to the Hanukkah celebration. The Herzogs and their children, celebrate Hanukkah in a wonderful way. They light the menorah every night and have gifts for the children to open each day. They celebrate by opening their home to family and friends, as they serve special meals, and enjoy times of visiting, prayer, worship, and showing hospitality. We as a family, were so touched last year through the Herzog's family celebration, that this year, we are going to celebrate Hanukkah. I love it.


What About Christmas?


"Christmas to us is a wonderful celebration and remembrance of the birth of our Savior."


Do we need to abandon our tradition of celebrating Christmas in exchange for Hanukkah? What if December 25th is not really the actual birthday of Jesus? What if the origin of the Christmas tree is a pagan practice?


As a family, we celebrate Christmas. The Bible says, "to the pure all things are pure." Christmas to us is a wonderful celebration and remembrance of the birth of our Savior. I love reflecting on the extravagant gift of our Heavenly Father's wonderful love at this time, even though we are called to remember Him at all times, not just in this season.


Our tradition is to give gifts to others at this time in the same way, our Father has blessed us. It is a holiday filled with love, kindness, joy, and blessing. As a ministry, we are busy preparing boxes of gifts and turkey dinners, complete with all the trimmings to give to the poor. We have special projects to care for single parents and orphans.

When you remember His extravagant gift, how can you not reach out to bless others? Caring for the poor blesses His heart, and so this is our gift back to Him. We do this all throughout the year, but during this season, we have special added touches that we really enjoy.


In our tradition, we do have a tree. I have never thought of this as a pagan ritual. For us, it has a different meaning. An evergreen tree to me is a symbol of life. Jesus is the Tree of Life and as we abide in Him, we have life. If we mediate on His Word day and night, we will be like a tree planted by rivers of water. Isaiah says that we are like trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that He might be glorified. The lights on the tree remind us that He is the Light of the World and that we reflect His light and beauty in the earth.


Our tradition includes filling our home with family and friends. We host special meals and celebrations with our team and those we love. We light the fire, burn specially scented candles, bake cookies, and decorate our home and center with beautiful reminders of His love, joy, and peace.


A Special Season to Be Enjoyed


"Let us not walk with judgment towards each other as to how we are going to celebrate the season."


December is a special time of year. For some, it is a celebration of Hanukkah remembering Christ, the miracle working God and the Light of the world. To some, it is a celebration of Christmas remembering that Christ came into the world to save sinners. And to some, like ourselves, it is a celebration of both. To me, it all sounds wonderful. It is all about Him. Let's celebrate in as many ways as we can with a heart full of passion. He is worthy!


Let us not walk with judgment towards each other as to how we are going to celebrate the season. Let us simply walk in our own convictions, and then, go love everyone with extravagant love!!! Enjoy and embrace your conviction to the fullest, but don't judge another.


So don't let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain Holy days, or new moon ceremonies, or Sabbaths. For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ Himself is that reality. Colossians 2:16-17


In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable. Those who worship the Lord on a special day, do so to honor Him. For we don't live for ourselves or die for ourselves. If we live, it's to honor the Lord. And if we die, it's to honor the Lord.


So why do we condemn another believer? Why do you look down on another believer? Remember, we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.


Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. So let's stop condemning each other. Romans 14:5, 6a, 7, 8, 10, 12


Have a wonderful time this season, enjoying reflections of His goodness and expressing it to others. May your home be filled with the essence of His glorious presence.


Happy Holidays


--Love Him and love each other.
--Make the season special!


Joy to the world, the Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King!
Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth Peace and Good Will towards men.


Be Blessed!
Patricia King