May 26, 2010

Funny Banking!

If this doesn't make your blood boil, you're probably woefully anemic.

Notice the players involved in this legalized scam. Is there any wonder why our nation is in such financial trouble? Our government is handing our money out ike candy, while these kinds of sweet deals are aided and abetted by agencies like the FDIC. So where's the media coverage exposing this nonsense?

May 25, 2010

Biblical Armageddon Must Be Taught Next to Global Warming!

"Some people think that the world's gonna heat up, and we're going to be baked alive... but other people think a monster with seven heads is going to come out, and rip us apart... I'm still deciding." Classroom student

"Polls show that more than eighty percent of Americans believe God exists and He has an intelligent plan for how we will all die." "Armageddon in the Classroom" Proponent

May 4, 2010

Christian Zionism and the Palestinan-Israeli Conflict

Galatians 3:26-29 (NASB) 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.

(This movie is 80 minutes and can be purchased HERE)

Romans 2:28-29 (NASB) 28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.

Romans 9:6-8 (NASB) 6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel; 7 nor are they all children because they are Abraham's descendants, but: "THROUGH ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE NAMED." 8 That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants.

I love Israel but I love the Palestinians and Arabs as well. Does that make me anti-Semitic by not favoring the Jewish people over their region's neighbors? Some seem to think it does, but is that consistent with the above passages and the tenor of the New Testament?

I have found that most Christians are ignorant of the facts. They have no idea of the manipulations and machinations that surrounded Israel's statehood in 1948 and they are unaware of the current Palestinian/Israeli conflict's origin. They are simply told ad nauseum that the Jews who currently occupy the nation of Israel, are God's chosen people...that the only way to be blessed is to bless Israel. (Gen 12:3) This, in my view, totally ignores the New Testament, which is the Old Testament revealed. The included Pauline passages simply don't bear this proposition. Is the Abrahamic Covenant still in effect? Absolutely. Is its fulfillment, of the flesh or of the Spirit?

During the first ten years of the Church's existence, the disciples were mandated by Christ to preach the Gospel to ONLY the Jews. The early church was comprised of almost 100% fleshly children of Abraham. Salvation was of the Jews and Paul preached nothing but what was found in the law and the prophets.

Acts 26:22 (NASB) "So, having obtained help from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place;

Acts 24:14-15 (YLT) 14 `And I confess this to thee, that, according to the way that they call a sect, so serve I the God of the fathers, believing all things that in the law and the prophets have been written, 15 having hope toward God, which they themselves also wait for, that there is about to be a rising again of the dead, both of righteous and unrighteous;

Christianity is the fulfillment of Old Testament Judaism. There is only ONE people of God and only ONE way to obtain peace with God.

Galatians 3:7-9 (NASB) 7 Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham. 8 The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU." 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.

Galatians 3:14 (NASB) in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

So who is the seed of Abraham that will be blessed? This is absolutely critical to understand.

Galatians 3:16 (NASB) Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, "And to seeds," as referring to many, but rather to one, "And to your seed," that is, Christ.

There is ONLY ONE seed of Abraham who will bless the nations and that person is Jesus Christ! Only by being "in Christ" does ANYONE become children of Abraham.

The truth is that through Jesus Christ we can ALL unite as brothers. We desperately need to tear down these artificial ethnic barriers. There is no racial distinction in Christ.
There is NO genetic advantage in God's economy. It must be clear that according to Holy Scripture, no one relying upon their heritage can have peace with God. Jesus Christ is THE way, THE truth and THE life for all who trust Him to absolve them of their sins.

Do you remember what Jesus told Nicodemus, who was a Jew according to the flesh, a child of Abraham? He must be born again...born of the spirit because only those born from above can be have eternal life with God. What did John the Baptizer tell the Jewish religious leaders of his day regarding their supposed ethnic advantage? That God could raise up stones as Children of Abraham! And the Apostle Paul made it clear that there are no ethnic distinctions in Christ. Who are the true decedents of Abraham? The Scripture is clear. Only those who, by faith, embrace Jesus Christ. Genetic predisposition is not part of the New Covenant economy.

So if you are confused by this issue, please take the time to watch the above movie. Peace can be achieved. God has not foreordained this conflict. This strife is man-made and it is up to Christians to bring an unbigoted message of the Gospel to ALL. I long to see the day when Jews and Arabs unite in mass under the Lordship of Christ. What a glorious day that will be.

As a postscript, please consider watching the short trailers below. The cycle of violence must stop and Christians need to be the peacemakers of Christ.

The Directors Commentary