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Sheol / Hell

 By: General James Green  

Part I

There is one word in the Old Testament that is used for Hell: Sheol. The Strong’s Concordance (#7585) lists 31 Scriptures: Deuteronomy 32:22; 2 Samuel 22:6; Job 11:8, 26:6; Psalms 9:17, 16:10, 18:5, 55:15, 86:13, 116:3, 139:8; Proverbs 5:5, 7:27, 9:18, 15:11, 24, 23:14, 27:10; Isaiah 5:14, 14:9, 15, 28:15, 18, 57:9; Ezekiel 31:16, 17, 32:21, 27; Amos 9:2; Jonah 2:2; Habakkuk 2:5.

Hell (She’owl) = (from #7592); “Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates: - grave, hell, pit.”

Unger’s Bible Dictionary gives a lengthy description of “Sheol”/ “Hades” = “world of the dead.”

There are many that believe Sheol is merely the grave, which it is, but can imply the physical grave for the body or the spiritual grave for the soul and spirit of man. (Death and Hell, i.e., Hades will be cast into the lake of fire (Revelations 20:14). In the larger context, all those who are in Sheol/Hades/Hell (now) will be go into this eternal grave – body, soul, and spirit! (Revelations 20:15). Hades/Hell is merely the grave (spiritually speaking); Gehenna is the eternal lake of fire, as Revelations 20:15 tells us – the torments there will be ENDLESS! A DREADFUL place. I wish no one goes there, but sadly, it will be FULL of evil people, along with Satan (and his demons), the Beast, and the end time false prophets (Revelations 20:10). (I have a whole series in print (booklets/larger publications), plus DVDS on Sheol/Hell/Hades/Gehenna etc.).

Unger cites “Sha’al” (Strong’s #7592) which is derived from “Sheol” = “to ask or seek,” perhaps with the signification expressed in English, “the insatiable sepulcher.” Unger says that he has no clue to the origin of the word, but advises the seekers to research where this word is used.

There are religious cults that believe Sheol/Hell is merely the physical grave. HA! This is wishful thinking indeed. Jesus used the Hell/Hades often in reference to eternal separation from God and torments never ending!

Genesis 37:35 mentions the word “grave” [note: There are scriptural traces of the popular idea that “graves” were the residence of demons (see Matthew 8:28), who were, perhaps, connected with soothsaying (see Acts 16:16); while others refer such allusions to the supernatural notions respecting offerings to the manes (spirits) of the departed].

When we think of a dead body being laid to rest, we think of a tomb (in Old Testament/New Testament days: Hebrew “gaddish,” heaped up; a tumulus” (in Greek); “mnemeion” (Greek), a remembrance, a natural love, etc., a sepulcher (the Talmud describes such).

The word “Huder” (Greek = “unseen”) is found in the original (or original off the original), e.g. Matthew 11:23, 16:18; Luke 10:15, 16:23; Acts 2:27, 31; Revelations 1:18, 6:8, 20:13, 14; 1 Corinthians 15:55. I Corinthians 15:55 reads: “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”

Hosea 13:14 is interesting:

I will ransom them from the power (lit., “hand”) of the grave (lit., “Sheol”); I will redeem them from death. O Death, I will be you plagues!” (NKJV). The LXX reads, “Where is you punishment?”

Hosea 13:14 continues “O grave (lit., “Sheol”), I will be your destruction!” (NKJV). The LXX reads, “Where is your sting?”

Back to 1 Corinthians 15:55. The true reading is (Greek “Thanatos”) = “death.” The interlinear Greek/English New Testament reads:

“… war swallowed up death in victory, where of thee, O death, the sting? Where of thee, O Hades, the victory?”

I Corinthians 15:54 “… Death is swallowed up in victory,” these words are in quotations from Isaiah 25:8, where in the Hebrew is: “He hath swallowed up death in victory; or, for ever.” These words in the Septuagint are translated: “Death having prevailed , or conquered, hath swallowed up.” But in the version of Theodotion, the words are the same with those of the Apostle Paul. The Hebrew “lanetsach” the Septuagint sometimes translates “in victory,” but most commonly, “for ever.” Many Bible scholars observe, in these kinds of phrases, it signifies the same thing because eternity conquers (is victorious over) ALL things! And accordingly, in 2 Samuel 2:26, where the Septuagint has, “μὴ εἰς νῖκος καταφάγεται ἡ ῥομφαία the English Version has, “Shall the sword devour for ever!” (See also Job 36:7; Lamentations 5:20; Amos 1:11, and 8:7; from which authority some scholars translate the clause here, “Death is swallowed up for ever.”

DEATH is here (1 Corinthians 15:54, 55) personified and represented as a DEVOURING BEING, swallowing up ALL the generations of men; and by the resurrection of the body and the destruction of the empire of “DEATH,” the LORD is “represented as swallowing him up; or that eternity eats him up; so that he is endlessly LOST and absorbed in its illimitable WASTE!!!” The unrighteous will go to Hell/Hades/Gehenna (geenna); the righteous will go to Heaven.

Almost all MSS., versions, and many of the church fathers, interchange the two members of this sentence as they appear in the Septuagint, attributing “victory” to “death,” and the “sting” to “Hades” or the “grave.”

“Death,” my dear readers, EXTINGUISHES all the human life; there are 2 kinds of death: 1 – natural, 2 – spiritual.

Spiritual death refers only that a soul/spirit will be separated from the Life of God; Hell/Hades/Gehenna is the place of eternal separation. The soul/spirit does not die, or as some believe, be annihilated, including the resurrected body.

Hades has usually always been represented/translated “grave,” the place of separate spirits.

Jesus, in Matthew 11:23, spoke of “Hell.” Did He mean the physical grave or the eternal grave for the wicked? Some scholars believe He meant a place of desolation, not torment, as others believe. The original word, we know, is Hades, “the invisible receptacle or mansion of the dead, answering to Sheol, in Hebrew; and implying often the grave as professor Adam Clarke believes. He and others believe Hades/Hell/Sheol was/is a state of separate souls, or unseen world of spirits, whether of torment (Luke 16:23, or, in general, Revelations 1:18; 6:8; 20:13, 14). I believe this.

Hell is generally considered the place of the DAMNED – because it is! The word “Hell” comes from the Anglosaxon, “helon” = “to cover/hide.” “Hence the tiling or slating of a house is called, in some parts of England, ‘heling.’”

Here in Matthew 11:23 it means a state of utmost WOE! RUIN! and DESOLATION! -- a judgment placed upon Capernaum by the Lord. Jesus was angry enough to prophesy this punishment. The fulfillment came when the Romans declared war on the Jews: Bethsaida, Chorazin (aka Capernaum) were utterly destroyed! (See my other Hell writings for more on this.)

The ancient Greek view of Hell/Hades and the Roman view of Inferna is that of a place for all the dead in the depth of the earth; dark, dreary, cheerless, shut up, no way out, ruled over by Pluto. This presiding god was the enemy of all life, heartless, inexorable, and hated by both men and gods.

As we’ve seen, the Hebrew “Sheol” is the equivalent for “Hades” – the abode for all the dead UNTIL the Great Judgment. It is divided into 2 departments: Paradise, aka Abraham’s bosom for the righteous, and Hades for the evil/wicked.

It is noticed, in the New Testament the term Hades in Jesus’ discourses, it is found 3 times, and 2 of the occasions by way of contrast to the region of life and blessings vs. darkness and misery.

Jesus says in John 14:2, 3 that there are mansions in His Father’s house (lit., “dwellings”). He says when He dies He will go and prepare a dwelling place for those who are His. In contrast to Hell where those who are Satan’s will dwell. Paul implies in his epistle to the Philippians that his desire was to be with Christ (in Heaven), Philemon 1:23.

Let it be said, there are no purgatorial fires, in which the Roman Catholic Church teaches that souls will eventually be redeemed out of. Once in Hell always in Hell! Once in Heaven always in Heaven!

The Luke 16:19-31 story, (not a parable per se) indicates a difference in Hades/Hell after the ascension of Christ. Before this even both saved and unsaved went there: “Paradise” for the saved; Hades for the non-saved – a “great gulf fixed” in between. As to the wicked (i.e. rich man) he was very much ALIVE in Hell/Hades as was the beggar in Paradise. Paul speaks of the third Heaven/Paradise in 2 Corinthians 12:1-4; (see Ephesians 4:8-10).

“Lower part of the earth,” (v.9)? Just what did Paul mean? Where did Jesus go? The common belief is that He descended into Hell… to let those in Hell go free! “By whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison” (1 Peter 3:19). Some put this together as Jesus going into Hell to redeem those who were in Hell. Whatever one believes, ascended and descended (Ephesians 4:10), the descent and ascent were both necessary to the work of the Redeemer – that He might fill all things (see John 3:13).

Again, there are some who do believe Jesus went into Hell, i.e. the lower parts of the earth. There are differences in beliefs. The phrase cannot mean simply the earth as lower than the heavens. It is certainly a reference – the earliest in Christian literature – to the descent of Christ into Hades. It is introduced here as included in the idea of the universal sovereignty of Christ. There is no suggestion of a preaching of the gospel to the dead, as in 1 Peter 3:19; 4:6; but the ‘harrowing of hell’ would doubtless be in the writers mind, states theologian. What of “He led a host of captives captive?” (v. 8). (See the Jewish Midrash traditional rabbinical interpretation: Exodus 19.)

The clause of the Apostles’ creed, “He descended into Hell”, describes an event in the descend drama which is not as clearly portrayed in Scripture as we wish. Another scholar wrote: “It (Jesus’ descent into Hell) has brought comfort to many, tortured by thoughts of loved ones who in this life has not met the real Christ in the way. The picture of the Lordship of Christ in our epistle (Ephesians 4) as ‘head over all things’ (1:22) is a great treasure of Christian faith.”

After Christ descended into Hades, he ascended up on high with a multitude of captives. The New Testament (before Jesus’ ascension) spoke of Hades and Paradise; both held captives. The Paradise division of Hades, Jesus set free the righteous only; the unrighteous remain in Hades until the last judgment when death and Hell will be cast into the lake of fire. Jesus DID NOT FREE the wicked! They are there still… awaiting to be sent to Gehenna: Hades/Hell = jail; Gehenna = prison (eternal).

Presently those who die in Christ go directly to be with the Lord Jesus; those who die without Him go to H/H to await their eternal prison term. If and when Jesus comes before a wicked person dies, he/she will be sent into Gehenna. If they die before He comes again – to judge – they will be sent to H/H awaiting the final resurrection/condemnation (see intermediate state/Gehenna/lake of fire).

So, “grave” can mean a literal and a spiritual place where bodies/souls go, one needs to understand the context/content of Scripture. Hell can mean both a place of woe and torment (sorrows/snares).

Part II

The human spirit continues to EXIST consciously after the death of the body! This I believe and teach. There is no such thing as annihilation of spirit or body, as some believe/teach.

The definition for annihilation is as such: “to destroy completely; put out of existence; demolish” etc. There are of course words that mean to consider as cause to be or no importance/effect, to nullify, to kill, to conquer decisively, and crush. Those who believe in annihilation of the person cite texts like Matthew 10:28 = “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to DESTROY both soul and body in hell (i.e. Gehenna).” Jesus said that! Did Jesus believe in annihilation? If He did He would contradict other Scriptures where the wicked are ALIVE and in Hell!!! (See my “Hell” series).

According to Revelations 20:10, where the devil himself, the beast and false prophet were cast into the lake of fire (Gehenna), tormented day and night, forever and ever (words that describe ENDLESS torments). Not only this, after their endless confinement in Hell (Gehenna), God judges the wicked who have been confined in Hell (Hades); both Death and Hades (Hell) gives up their dead, D/H were also cast into the lake of fire (Gehenna), v. 11-15.

This is apropos: In verse 1 of chapter 20 of Revelations, we read about the bottomless pit (another word for “abyss,” “abussos” in Greek, meaning “depthless infernal”). The angel of God lays hold of Satan, aka dragon, serpent, devil and binds him for 1,000 years, cast him into the pit (v.3). It says after 1,000 years Satan is to be released (v.7). My point is, the beast and false prophet (wicked human beings) were still in Gehenna after 1,000 years of torment 20:10. When God set Satan free after 1,000 years, the B/FP were not annihilated they were in Gehenna – NO ANNIHILATION for them!

So, what did Jesus mean about “Him who is able to DESTROY both soul and body in Hell (Gehenna)?” Does “destroy” = “annihilation?” Lets find out: According to Matthew 10:28, Jesus points out the physical body and the soul are separate/distinct principles, for the body may be slain and the soul escape; secondly, the soul is immaterial. The key word is “destroy” – Greek (Strong’s #622): “apollumi” = “to destroy fully” (reflexive “to perish, or lose”), lit. or fig.: “lose, mar, perish,” from Greek “apo” (#575), a prim. particle, usually denotes “separation, departure, cessation, completion” etc. Another Greek word is “olethros” (#3639), from “ollumi” = “to destroy, ruin, i.e., death (of body), punishment.”

One’s sins will land one in ENDLESS RUIN, which souls should enjoy God’s ENDLESS (eternal) blessings. How many take good care of the body but neglect the soul/spirit! Even the body will live endlessly: the redeemed in Heaven; the wicked in Hell (Gehenna). NO ESCAPE!

Kenneth Wuest’s The New Testament an Expanded Translation (Teacher of N.T. Greek), has: “… be fearing Him who has power to bring both soul and body to the condition of utter RUIN and EVERLASTING misery in Hell” (Matthew 10:28). He shows us that the body and soul will spend eternity in Hell (Gehenna).

W.E. Vines’, An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, defines words like destroy, destroyer, destruction etc (verbs). He, like other Greek scholars, have “apollumi,” a strengthened form of “ollumi,” signifies to destroy utterly; in Middle voice, “to perish (as in John 3:16). He says that the idea is NOT EXTINCTION but ruin/loss; This is clear from use, as, e.g., of the meaning of wine skins (Luke 5:37); of lost sheep, i.e. lost to the shepherd (but not lost), metaphorical of spiritual destitution (Luke 15:4, 6, etc.); the lost son, (Luke 15:24); of the perishing of food (John 6:27); of gold (1 Peter 1:7) etc.

So of persons (Matthew 2:13), “DESTROY;” 8:25, “PERISH” (22:7; 27:20); of the “LOSS” of well-being in the case of the unsaved hereafter (Matthew 10:28; Luke 13:3, 5; John 3:16 (v.15 in some MSS); 10:28; 17:12; Romans 2:12; 1 Corinthians 15:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15, “are perishing;” 4:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:10; Joshua 4:12; 2 Peter 3:9.

There are other Greek words used to describe “Destroy,” e.g. Katargeo (see abolish); Kathaireo = “to cast down, pull down by force,” etc. is trans. “to destroy” in Acts 13:19. In Acts 19:27 (KJV), “should be destroyed,” the R.V. suitably has “should be deposed.” (See also cast, pull, put, and take).

Another Greek word is Luo = “to loose, dissolve, sever, break, demolish, is transitive “destroy,” in 1 John 3:8, of the works of the devil (see Break); kataluo (kata) = “down, intensive,” and “destroy, utterly, to overthrow completely, is rendered “destroy,” in Matthew 5:17, twice, of the low; Matthew 24:2; 26:61; 27:40; Mark 13:2; 14:58; 15:29; Luke 21:6, of the Temple; in Acts 6:14, of Jerusalem; in Galatians 2:18, of the Law as means of justification; in Romans 14:20 (KJV, “destroy,” R.V., “overthrow”), of the marring of a person’s spiritual well-being (in v.15 = Greek apollumi); in Acts 5:38, 39 (R.V. “overthrow”) of the failure of purposes; in 2 Corinthians 5:1, of death of the body (“dissolved”); Olothreuo= “to destroy (Hebrews 11:28), where the R.V. translates the present participle with the article by the noun “destroyer;” Exolothreuo, “to destroy utterly, to slay wholly, found in Acts 3:23, R.V., “utterly destroyed,” ref. To the destruction of one who would refuse to hearken to the voice of God thru Christ; Diaphtheiro; note, Portheo, “to ruin by laying waste, to make havoc of, is trans. “destroyed” in Acts 9;21; “wasted,” in Galatians 1:13; “destroyed” in Galatians 1:23.

None of these Greek words = “annihilation.” God will not DESTROY (annihilate) the body-soul-spirit in Hell. Although it was once believed (long ago in Old Testament times) that evil men and satan could tempt one and so lead one to “destruction,” only God could and does pronounce the sentence to Gehenna (see wisdom Solomon 16:13-15; 4 Macc. 13:14, 15; James 4:12). The saying merely teaches that God is “all powerful” (i.e. omnipotent), and no special emphasis on the severity of His judgment need be intended.

Jesus’ saying, “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death” (Matthew 26:38) was a SOUL AGONY! He was about to die for the sins of the world – so the sinner could be saved from HELL. But what of those who are in Hades. We have no idea the “soul agony” they are suffering – endless torments!!! It is a fact that most will reject His salvation plea, hence, remaining like Judas. (See 2 Corinthians 5:19). Jesus’ agony was UNTO DEATH – there is no human parallel: “God made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Once in Hell-Hades always in H/H until Death and Hell (Hades) are cast into Gehenna… with all their inhabitants. Dreadful!!!

Part III

Let me continue with the intermediate state (of Hades), a phrase employed in theology in 2 ways: 1 – It is used (sometimes) to designate the interval between the death and resurrection of Christ, I’m not going into right now. As I’ve already shown that Apostle’s Creed contains in its 5th article the words, “He descended into hell (Hades),” It would be known that these words did not appear in that creed or any other until the 4th century. (Research it for more info.). The whole idea of Jesus’ descent into Hades/Paradise was to deliver the old Israel saints and others from what the Roman Catholic Church calls limbus partrum, and conduct them to Heaven (see Catholic Council Trid., Art. 5; Alford’s Comm. on N.T., Vol. 4, Pt. 1, p.368; Whedom’s Comm. on 1 Peter is worthy to research).

In this part 3, I want to examine more fully that of humankind’s internal state. One thing is sure, the human spirit CONTINUES TO LIVE/EXIST CONSCIOUSLY after physical death. The state of the un-redeemed wicked and the redeemed righteous is found in Scripture. We who have sought for answers have found little on this subject, but enough to make our case: spirits do not die, bodies/souls are not annihilated.

The “intermediate state of the dead” refers to the condition of the dead between that time of death and the resurrection from the dead. (See Luke 16:22, 23; Luke 23:43; Acts 2:22-27; 1 Peter 5:4).

Church Fathers like Clement of Rome (1st Cent. Bishop of the ekklesia at Rome), Polycarp (c.69-156), Second Clement, Justin Martyr (100-165), Tatian (2nd Cent.). Irenaeus (130-200), Clement of Alexandria (150-215), Tertullian (160-230) wrote more than any other on this subject, Hippolytus (170-236) also wrote several long articles, Orgen (185-255), Novatian (d. 257), Cyprian (d.258), Treatise against Novatian, Victorinus (d.304), Methodius (d.311), Lactantius (250-325), Arnobius (d.330), and Alexander of Alexandria (d.328).

So, what we’ve got is the Scriptural belief that human kind, at death goes (alive) into Hell/Hades (gulf between the damned and the righteous); this was before the death/resurrection/ascension of Christ: after His D/R/A the righteous go directly into the presence of God and the Son; the damned remain in Hades until he last resurrection, in which they will be sent to Gehenna ETERNALLY.

The other belief is that those who are damned will either be annihilated or suffer for sometime but eventually will be let out of Hell. Another belief is that of “soul-sleeping,” the dead will be unconscious until the final resurrection. But the Rich Man and the Beggar refute this false claim. The phrase “sleep in Jesus” does not mean being unconscious but death of the body for the redeemed (I cover all this in my Hell series). 1 Thessalonians 4:14. Here it is affirmed that the resurrection of the believers in Jesus is also involved in the resurrection of Jesus, “If we believe that Jesus died and rose again,” then we may fully and firmly believe in the resurrection of His followers. (Note: the original Greek uses “since we believe,” not “if we believe” RSV).

Allow me to go further: as it is reported, the phrase “through Jesus” (RSV), “in Jesus” (KJV), has been researched that “them also which sleep in Jesus” (KJV) has the support of the ERV, ASV, Bible Union Version, T.C.N.T., R.L. Knox (from the Vulgate); also Chrysostom and the Greek fathers, Calvin, Luther and others; and more modern scholars such as Lightfoot, Weizsacker, Stevens, Findlay, Milligan and Frame (see Frame’s Comm., on the epistles to the Thessalonians).

The RSV reads, “through Jesus, God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep.” This reading is supported by Greek scholars like Goodspeed, Moffatt, Montgomery, Weymouth, and Verkuyl, scholars I have also read. I feel, grammatically it may be read either way. One can spend days in researching meanings from various authors (as I have!). What I have found is that “sleeping in Jesus” means those who have died believing in Him: others believe “sleeping” suggests martyrdom. Either way, the spirit/soul does not die, that is, become unconscious at death or just disappear.

If one follows what the Revised Standard Version reads, we’ll have the support of 1 Corinthians 6:14 and 2 Corinthians 4:14, the latter being closer.

Kenneth Wuest’s The New Testament Tram., reads: “brethren, concerning those who from time to time are FALLING ASLEEP [dying]…” favor of either theory. It is merely a figurative expression with reference to the resemblance which death bears to SLEEP. One is NOT UNCONSCIOUS in SLEEP!

The “theory” of a Roman Catholic “purgatory” – the place of suffering between Heaven and Hell, for the discipline and purification, in totally FALSE. No one “escapes” or is “prayed out” of Hell (Hades, the unredeemed side). Burning candles or paying money will not get a soul out of Hell once they are sent there. Wishful thinking.

Paul wrote about the final triumph as the resurrection, i.e. the redemption of the “sleeping” body.

The “purgatory” lie dishonors the perfect atonement. It was designed to make $$ for the church plus give a false hope to the people.

And, may I add, a Hell probation, that is, a later opportunity to choose Christ over Satan is the height of stupidity! Who WOULDN’T choose Christ if one was in sore torments? Get serious!

First Peter 3:19-21 speaks of Jesus preaching unto the spirits in prison, aka Hell. Trust me, this is one of those hard-to-understand texts in the N.T. Exegetes have tried to make sense of it. There is the Rendel Harris’ Theory. He, as pointed out by the footnotes of the Interpreter’s Bible (VOL. 12, p.132), suggests that by a textual error (haplography), the word “Enoch” has fallen out after “in which also.” That is, what Peter wrote was “in which [spirit] Enoch also went and preached to the spirits in prison” (see also 1 Peter 4:6). The reference would then be to the apocryphal story that Enoch made a proclamation of doom to imprisoned angels (see Enoch 6:4 ff.). Frankly, there is not a single manuscript evidence for this theory; the introduction of Enoch interrupts the course of the argument; and it is pretty hard to harmonize Harris’ theory with 1 peter 4:6. But there are some scholars and theologians that accept his conjecture (Goodspeed and Moffatt).

Another belief is that Christ, in the course of His passion and resurrection, “made proclamation” to the evil powers. But both Paul and Peter wrote was by and through His death, resurrection and ascension, their END was SEALED!

As I have previously written, the Lord descended between His passion and resurrection, to preach to certain spirits imprisoned in Hades. (Hades, or Sheol, was no longer regarded as the abode and pithless shades, but partly as a place of punishment and aptly as an intermediate state).

The question arises: who were those spirits? Maybe the fallen angels of Genesis 6:1-4? Maybe the spirits of those (generation) who perished in the great flood? (Genesis 6:12). Or was He just ministering to those who had “fallen asleep” after the flood up until the time of His passion?

We know that Psalms 16:10 – “For You will not leave my soul in Sheol (i.e., the abode of the dead, fig. Or lit.), nor will you allow your Holy One to see (i.e., undergo) corruption.” Peter applies to Jesus those words in Acts 2:27. Jesus had applied to His own ministry the words of Isaiah 61:1`, where He is sent “to proclaim liberty to the captives” (Luke 4:17-18).

So, we ask, where was Christ’s spirit in the interval between His death and resurrection? We also might ask, what was to be the fate of those who had died before the Gospel of liberation/revolution was preached? The common belief is that Christ descended into Hades “in the spirit,” between His death and resurrection, in order to offer salvation to sinners who had died with no chance to repent. Again, who would not repent if they were in woeful torments? Hell would be emptied!

But what of those who go to Hell after Jesus’ ascent to Heaven? Do they get the chance to repent?

Peter is the only New Testament writer that refers, by way of illustration (1 Peter 3:20) to the disobedient people who perished in the flood. The Great Flood destroyed all but 8 souls in the day of Noah. These pre-Flood rebels rejected Noah’s preachings, hence, they went into Sheol.

Any way we may view this, it reveals the scope of the eternal Christ’s dominion over the living and the dead of ALL ages, and the inescapable kingship of Him who was dead but IS ALIVE evermore (see Revelation 1:18; see also John 5:25-29; 8:56; Matthew 27:52; etc.).

Christ’s descent and ascent were and are FACTUAL.

There is no purgatory, or a second chance beyond death, or a universal salvation.

The water which saved the eight was also the same water that destroyed the ungodly. Our water baptism is not the saving power, but Christ’s atonement and resurrection.

Summary:

From what Scripture reveals, it may reasonably be concluded:

a. that the intermediate state is not for the wicked that their final misery, nor for the righteous that of their completed and final blessedness. They are to AWAIT the resurrection and the judgment of the “great day” (as in Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29);

b. that the state of those “who die in the Lord” is, even for this period, pronounced “blessed.” It is so, for the reason that though they WAIT for the final consummation, they are “with Christ now” (Revelation 14:4,13; Philippians 1:23; John 14:1, 3; Luke 23:43; et al.);

c. that for those who have willfully rejected Christ, there is no ground of hope based upon Scripture that after death the offer will be renewed. No way! It is right and proper to emphasize this statement in view of the spirit of presumption, fostered by conjectural dealings with this terrible of ALL themes: HELL!

When one writes on eternal damnation /punishment, one does it to get the readers to consider his or her ways. This goes for me, too, which I do consider the agonies of Hades/Gehenna. The meanings behind the “P” word are expressed by reproof, chastisement, restraint, penalty, justice, vengeance and others. One can spend hours citing Old Testament texts where punishments are found; same goes for the New Testament. We can get into the theological and ethical texts, the Mosaic Law texts, capital punishment, penalties, imprisonments, etc.

There were and are punishments inflicted by both God and men. The most chilling Divine judgment is Gehenna!

One last word on Gehenna (taken from the Valley of Hinnon, where the Jews offered their children to Moloch (2 Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 7:31; 19:2-6; etc.). In much latter times it served as a receptacle, a city dump, and later came to represent the place of everlasting punishment for its ever-burning fires – Christ spoke “the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44, taken from Isaiah 66:24). He stated in Mark 9:45 the same thing in verses 46, 47 and 48.

The New Testament plainly shows that the word “Gehenna” was an oft-used expression for “Hell,” but I would be silly to infer that Jesus and His apostles would use this word without actually believing in the actual state of the lost. Jesus used this Greek word many times. Do we believe He was merely joking? (See Matthew 5:22, 29, 30; 10:28; 18:9; 23:15, 33; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 12:5; et al.). In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus uses the word “fire” no less than 6 times in reference to Hell.

Gehenna is identical in meaning with the “Lake of Fire” in Revelation 19:20; 20:10, 14, 15. Moreover the “second death” and the “Lake of Fire” are identical terms, as in Revelation 20:14. How can anyone claim these words don’t mean what they mean, especially seeing that the New Testament spells out, in clearly descriptive terms, the eternal state of the wicked as FOREVER SEPARATED from the redeemed, from God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit?

What do we understand in John 8:21-24? Jesus says the unbelievers will DIE in their SIN! He spoke this to the religious Jews.

It is clear that the “second death,” that is, the “Lake of Fire,” is not annihilation. Period! Just read Revelation 19:20 and 20:10. After 1,000 years in Gehenna, the Beast and the False Prophet still exist, NOT DESTROYED. The words “for ever and ever” mean “to the ages of the ages,” which describes the final destiny of the LOST (Hebrews 1:8). It also applies to the duration of God’s throne = “ETERNAL” = “NEVERENDING.”

So, Hell/Hades = the intermediate state of the wicked, the previous state to the final final judgment and eternal state in the Lake of Fire.

What Jesus says in Mark 9:42-48, “If thy hand offend thee, CUT IT OFF”; “If thy foot offend thee, cut it off”; “If thy eye offend thee, pluck it out.” These commands are pretty drastic. Jesus was warning against gross appetite, what we may do to others, etc. He wants all to enter into LIFE. His language gives warning to the sinner. Better to lose some things in this life than to miss eternal life! Amen!

Part IV

Clement of Rome wrote concerning the intermediate state of the damned and the redeemed: “...Peter obtained the reward of patient endurance … he was removed from the world and went into the holy place,” meaning Paradise of Heaven.

Polycarp wrote, in reference to martyrdom: “But the martyrs were revealed by the Lord to them, insomuch as they were no longer men, but had already become angels.”

Second Clement: “After we have departed from the world, no further power of confessing or repenting will belong to us.”

Justin Martyr: You may have fallen in with some (Gnostics) who are called Christians. However, they do not admit this (intermediate state), they say there is no resurrection of the dead…”

Justin Martyr: Christ’s enemies imagined they would put Him to death, and that He … would remain in Hades.”

Justin Martyr: “It is likely enough that they themselves are now lamenting in Hades and repenting with a repentance that is too late.”

Justin Martyr: “If they believe that there is nothing after death, but declare that those who die pass into insensibility…”

Tatian: Having been born, and through death existing no longer … I will exist again …”

Tatian: “The soul is not in itself immortal … but mortal, yet it is possible for it not to die … rises again at the end of the world with the body, receiving death by punishment in immortality…”

Irenaeus: “The Gnostics are in all points inconsistent … when they declare that all souls do not enter the intermediate place, but only those of the righteous.”

Irenaeus: “The Lord has taught … souls continue to exist (he quotes Luke 16:22-23)…” He continues: “The Lord ‘went away in the midst of the shadow of death,’ where the souls of the dead were … afterwards, He arose in the body … after the resurrection, He was taken up into Heaven … the souls of His disciples … will go away into the invisible place allotted to them by God … will remain there until the resurrection … they will come into the presence of God.”

Clement of Alexandria: “...For it is not right that those persons (who died before Christ) should be condemned without trial, and that those alone who died after His coming should have the advantage of the divine righteousness.”

He continues: “If the Lord descended to Hades for no other reason but to preach the Gospel … it was either to preach to all, or else to the Hebrews only … For Gods’ punishments are saving and disciplinary, leading to conversion. He desires repentance, rather than death, of a sinner …”

Tertullian: “We speak of Paradise, the place of the divine bliss appointed to receive the spirits of the saints. There, the saints are cut off from the knowledge of this world by the fiery zone, as by a sort of enclosure…”

He continues: “The Marcionites say that he Creator is the Judge who commits to prison and allows no release out of it without the payment of the very last cent.”

He continues again: “The Scriptures Itself … expressly distinguishes between Abraham’s Bosom and Hades. Hades means one thing and ‘Abraham’s bosom,’ another. A great gulf is said to separate the regions…”

He continues: “...there is some determinate place called Abraham’s bosom … this region, therefore, I call Abraham’s bosom … it is not in Heaven, it is yet higher than Hades …. it is an interval of rest to the souls of the righteous until the consummation of all things completes the resurrection of all men with full recompense of their reward … Abraham’s Bosom is … some temporary receptacle of faithful souls…”

He continues with: “There is not a soul that can at all procure salvation, unless it believes while it is in the flesh … As the souls has acted in each individual … so proportionately does it suffer in Hades … which souls are already … in Hades … who is there that will not desire, while he is in the flesh, to put on immortality? … a happy escape from death … without encountering Hades which will exact the very last farthing?”

There are dozens of quotes from Tertullian that reflect more of a Montanist view of paradise and Hades (ones he wrote in AD 210).

Tertullian (b. 160, d. 230) was a fiery Christian writer in Carthage, N. Africa. He wrote numerous apologies, works against heretics, and many other exhortations to Christians (mostly in Latin). Sadly, he came under the influence of the Montanist sect (around AD 211 It seems he left the Church to join the Montanist congregation, and before this, he wrote articles in favor of their views. The Montanist sect differed from the established Church primarily on matters of discipline, not theological doctrines.

Hades and Gehenna are in Scripture, both have suffering: Hades is temporary whereas Gehenna will be endless! Tertullian wrote in AD 197 that Gehenna is a reservoir of secret fire under the earth for the purposes of punishment, a storehouse of “eternal fire,” the “perpetuity of the judgment … never come to an end.”

Origen wrote that “Gehenna is intended for the purification of such souls as are to be purified by torments,” which I disagree with. No purification. “Gehenna” is the end-of-the-road for those who go there. FINAL!!! While it is true he was called the “father of Christian theology,” on the other hand, some of his teachings show unsound theological speculation – as with Gehenna.

Jesus says that the fires of Gehenna will never go out, the worm never dies in that fire. The way to escape this awful and dreadful place is to REPENT and walk the Christian walk. Amen!                                                                                                  


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"Submerged in Claustrophobic Darkness"

J.M.G/P.O.W. -- 4/5/23

I’ve studies on the subject of “HELL” for decades. Not because I wish people to go there, especially myself, but because many, many of the world’s people are going there but do not believe there is such a place called Hell.

Many laugh at the concept that there is a place, a claustrophobic, suffocating place with NO END! Many believe that HELL is on earth while others believe HELL is a real place but not an eternal, everlasting place.

Still others believe the Scriptures where HELL/lake of fire/pit etc. is a reality, a horrid FACT… a place where “the worm does not die, and their fire is not quenched…” (Isaiah 66:24).

Gehenna

Scholars (some) take Isaiah’s words to mean that God’s enemies lie dead outside the walls of New Jerusalem; just as in the past, corpses, filth and refuse lay in the Valley of Hinnom (Gehenna) outside the city (see Isaiah 34:1-4/2 Kings 23:10 where the valley of Ben-Hinnom is mentioned). 2 Kings 23:10 speaks of Topheth in that valley of “fire.” Topheth was a cultic site just west of Jerusalem where children were immolated to the deity “Molech” (Hebrew “Molek,” “King” deformed in the Biblical tradition to “Molech.” Jeremiah the Prophet denounced this burning of children (today it is abortion!). (See Deuteronomy 12:31 where this practice was called ABOMINATION (aka, “detestable action.” Jeremiah 7:29-31 it is condemned. In Jeremiah 19 this demon god is identified as the Canaanite god “Baal”).

Bible’s Condemnation

The Bible uses strong language in the condemning of idol worship/human sacrifice. Isaiah 34:8-17 reflects this, hence, the extreme hostility against Edom (see also Isaiah 63:1-6; Jeremiah 49:7-22; Ezekiel 25:12-14 etc.).

Note: “For the Lord has a day of vengeance… Edom’s streams shall be changed into pitch its soil sulfur (“fire and brimstone”, as stated in the New Testament), and its land shall become BURNING pitch; Night and day it shall not be quenched, its smoke shall rise FOREVER” (Isaiah 34:9, 10). Isaiah gives us a vivid word picture of HELL-on-Earth!

Jesus Said…

Jesus mentions both HELL and FIRE in Mark 9:43 in His discourse on temptations to sin, the NAB uses “Gehenna” (correct Greek word) for the “lake of fire” (Mark 9:43). He puts “Gehenna” and “unquenchable fire” together.

After Jesus spoke about “Hell” and the “Fire” that shall never be quenched (v.43), He quotes Isaiah 66:24, “Their worm does not die, and the FIRE is not (never) quenched” (v.44). He repeats this in v.45, 46, and 47.

To say that “Hell Fire,” aka “Gehenna,” is not a real place is to call Jesus a liar! Look up how many times HELL is referred to in the New Testament (Matthew/Luke/ Acts/ James/ 2 Peter/Revelations).

These are 3 Greek words used for HELL:

1- Matthew 11:23; 16:18; Luke 10:15; 16:23; Acts 2:27, 31; Revelations 1:18; 6:8; 20:13, 14 = “hades” = “unseen, i.e. Hades or the place (state) of departed souls.” (Note: it also means “grave,” not the literal grave where a body is laid to rest, but the grave in the sense where the soul goes after physical death. Some believe HELL is merely a grave for the body, but Jesus says in Luke 16:23 that the rich man was in TORMENT, ALIVE, not dead! This HELL Jesus spoke of was Hades, a holding place (jail) until sent to Gehenna (eternal prison – never-ending!!!).

Jesus uses the Greek word “Hades” (NKJV) in Luke 10:15. Another word of “Hades” is the “netherworld,” i.e. “underworld,” the place of the dead/damned. Acts 2:24-27 we read, “But God raised Him (Jesus) up, releasing Him from the throes of death, because it was impossible for Him to be held by it. For David says of Him: ‘I saw the Lord ever before me… because You (God) will not abandon my soul (not just body) to the netherworld, nor will you suffer your holy One to see corruption (decay in the tomb/grave).” (NAB). So, “Hades” and the physical grave are different. It is true that when a sinner dies, his/her body is put into the ground (unless cremated), his/her soul (the real person) goes to Hades/Hell to await the resurrection where the sheep/goats are separated: sheep go to eternal Heaven; the goats go to the lake of fire (see Revelations 20:13-15).

2 – Matthew 18:9; 23:15,33; Mark 9:43, 45, 47; Luke 12:5; James 3:6 = “geenna”/”Ge-Hinnom” = “a valley of Jerusalem, used (fig.) as a name for the place (state) of EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT, also called “Hell Fire.”

3 – 2 Peter 2:4 = “Tartaroo”/ “Tartarus” = “The deepest ABYSS of Hades where incarcerated souls are in eternal torment.”

Peter uses this Greek word in reference to sinning angels. Jude does not use the word “Tartarus” but alludes to what Peter said, “The angels, who did not keep their own domain but deserted their proper dwelling, He (God) has kept in ETERNAL CHAINS, in gloom, for the judgment of the Great Day.”

Scholars believe Jude 6 draws on Genesis 6:1-4 as elaborated in the apocryphal book of Enoch (v.14): heavenly beings came to earth and had sex with women, hence, God punished them by sending them to Tartarus.

Hades/Gehenna/Tartaros

Eternal! Time without measure! Eternal Damnation! Dreadful! No End!

Jesus, in His rebukes of the scribes and Pharisees, called them “serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?” (Matthew 23:33 NKJV). The NAB reads: “… how can you flee from the judgment of Gehenna?” John also condemned the Pharisees and Sadducees by calling them “brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” (Matthew 3:7).

Some versions use “damnation” in place of “condemnation.” (see Matthew 23:14, 33; Mark 3:29; 12:40; Luke 20:47; John 5:29; Romans 3:8; 13:2; 1 Corinthians 11:29; 1 Timothy 5:12; 2 Peter 2:3 where “damnation” is used:

Damnation – Greek, krinma = “a decision (function or the effect against crime), avenge, condemn, judgment,” from krisis = “justice (divine), accusation, condemnation, judgment,” from krino = “to decide (mentally or judicially), try, punish, damn, determine, sentence to.”

Jesus used the words, “damnation of hell,” “eternal damnation,” meaning “time without end!”

Since

Since the Bible makes it clear that Heaven is “eternal,” i.e. “never-ending,” the same word is used for HELL = “never-ending.” The Bible speaks of “eternal life” as well as “eternal death.” Death in the sense of being eternally separated from God.

There are 3 Greek words in the New Testament for “eternal:”

Aidios = “ever-during, everlasting;”

Aion = “perpetuity” (note: this word can be used in a limited sense, e.g. (Jewish Messianic period), age, course, evermore, without end;”

Aionios = “perpetual, forever, everlasting.”

Jesus knew exactly what He meant when He used certain words; etymology/radical meaning expressed. When He used “everlasting fire” (Matthew 18:8; 25:41) and “everlasting punishment” (Matthew 25:46) in contrast with “everlasting” is the same as “eternal.”

Jude wrote about “eternal”/ “everlasting” chains, meaning prisoners forever and ever!

Even paganism has the concept of a HELL, a never-ending place of torment, yet, many, in the church who have theological training on Scripture refuse to believe a loving God would send persons to HELL. But He made a way to avoid this REAL HELL – repentance! Choose the right way and be saved; choose the wrong way and be damned!

(I cover all this in my Hell booklets/magazines).

Heaven/Hell Experience

There are multitudes who have experienced both Heaven and Hell by NDE/DE (near death experience/death experience). Some experienced the glories of Heaven while others experienced the agonies of Hell. (Note: there is a book called “The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences” one should read, involving 1,369 subjects. 23 percent reported NDE’s ranging from disturbing to terrifying/horrifying. Both angels and demons are encountered in these experiences. These experiences were experienced by both Christian and non-Christian.)

Fire and Darkness?

Hell is defined as fire and also darkness. Which is it? Literal or fig.? Hebrews 12:18 speaks of “a blazing fire and gloomy darkness” in the discussion of penalties of disobedience (12:14-29). Verse 29 says, “For our God is consuming FIRE.”

The author of Hebrews puts forth a final appeal for adherence to Christian teaching/practice the 2 covenants, e.g. Moses and Christ are compared. The mosaic covenant was originated in the FEAR of God and threats of divine punishment (v. 18-21). The covenant of Christ gives us the direct access to God (v.22), makes us members of the Christian Ekklesia (v.23), who have Jesus the Lord as mediator (v.24). Though some Christians may fall away, God’s eternal Kingdom remains and His justice will punish the guilty (v.26-29).

The word “blackness”/ Hebrews 12:18 means (Greek) gnophos = “gloom (as of a storm).” Jude 13 uses another Greek word for “blackness,” zophos, “gloom/darkness.”
 

Eternal Fire

Matthew 25:41 says that “eternal firewas prepared for the devil and his angels (demons).” 1 Enoch 10:13 states the evil angels and Samyaza, their leader, “In those days they will lead them into the bottom of the fire – and in torment – in the prison (where) they will be locked up FOREVER.”

John uses the words “bottomless pit” in Revelations 9:1, 2, 3; 11:7; 17:8; 20:1, 3. (Greek, “abussos”), used as a reg. particle, “depth-less infernal,” i.e. “abyss,” from “buthos” = “depth/deep;” “bathos,” “profundity, mystery, depth (lit. or fig.), profound.”

Some versions use “abyss” rather than “bottomless pit.” Revelations 9:12 uses the words “bottomless pit” (NKJV) whereas the NAB uses “abyss.” Here a star, i.e. angel was given the key to the BP, the passage to the infernal abyss; referring to Sheol (Old Testament Hell as scholars believe), the netherworld, where Satan and his fallen angles are kept for a 1,000 years (some believe lit., others believe fig.), to be cast afterwards into the lake of fire (see Revelations 20:7; 20:10). The BP/A was conceived of as a vast subterranean cavern full of fire. (Note: keep in mind, the Bible uses both lit. and fig. language).

Some believe Hell et al have levels. The Bible does speak of degrees of punishments, (Luke 12:47, 48).

Those who have experienced NDES/DES say they felt like they were LOCKED/TRAPPED in a dark pit or cave where the air stunk like putridness, fear, sulfur, blood etc. Demonic creatures were there. Fire/heat was horrid. If it is true that the lake of fire is lit. a lake of fire/brimstone that burns, but never consumes the body, but they also claim fire (light) is also present. Can the 2 dwell together? Yes. Fire on the body, darkness of soul/spirit.

The truth is, we do not have to go there! We can choose Jesus as “Savior” and LIVE by repenting of our sins and living the Christian life.          


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Proverbs 26 is a chapter about fools & the slothful. The word “fool” is mentioned 11 times; “lazy” (or) “slothful” is mentioned 4 times. But I want to concentrate on vv.4 & 5:

Do not answer a fool according to his (or her) folly, lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.” -NKJV

Are we reading a contradiction here? Not at all, when I first became a Christian, I was confused over these 2 verses. One Church theologian, who has fervently taught on the doctrine of grace, has written with force & perspicuity. This is what he wrote: “Had this advice been given simply, & without circumstance, to answer the fool, & not to answer him, one who had reverence for the text would satisfy himself in supposing that the different directions referred to the doing a thing in & out of season.” (Adam Clarke’s commentary on Proverbs, (footnote), p.776). Clarke gives 2 reasons: #1. The reasons given why a fool should not be answered according to his folly, is, “lest he (the answerer) should be like unto him.” That makes sense; #2. is that “lest he (the fool) should be wise in his own conceit.”

So, what is he saying? The cause assigned for “forbidding” to answer, therefore, plainly insinuates that the defender of religion should not imitate the insulter of it in his modes of disputation, which may be comprised in sophistry, buffoonery, & scurrility.

Now, the cause assigned for directing to answer, as plainly intimates that the wise should address himself to confute the unwise fool upon his or her own (false) principles, by showing that they lead to conclusions very wide from & very opposite to, those impieties he or she would deduce from them.

So, if anything can allay the “fool’s” vanity, & prevent his/her being “wise” in his/her own conceit, it must be the dishonor of having his/her own principles turned against himself/herself & shown to be destructive of his/her own conclusions. (Treatise on Grace).

It goes without saying, Proverbs 26:4 & 5 are antithetic to each other. Verse 4 means in plain English that one should not descend or lower oneself to the level of a FOOL!; the other, that one should answer a FOOL in order to show his/her their folly & thus rebuke them.

If we answer a fool according to his/her folly, we’re stooping to their foolish level. Prov. 23:9 tells us ...not to speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom as Prov. 1:7 tells us. The fool is quick to argue (20:3) & vent their anger (29:11), they are complacent (1:32) & trust in themselves (28:26) rather than in God (Ps. 14:1).

I’ve encountered many a fool in my day (Gospel work). Most, not all, hate to hear that they are on the wrong path of life... which leads to DEATH! Yet they hate the truth even when lies are DESTROYING them!

 Proverbs 5:11 & 12 gives us insight of the END of the fool: “At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh & body are spent. You will say, ‘How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction.” (NIV). Not only do bodies go into debilitating ruin, but also the soul of immortality (see 1 Cor. 6:18; Prov. 3:8; 4:22 etc.). How many today, even Church members, are playing the FOOL? Prov. 29:9 says a fool rages & scoffs. Matt. 7:6 tells us “Do not give dogs (or fools) what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs (swine)...” Of course, this refers to street dogs, which were held in low esteem, not as the dogs that were loved & taken care of by their owners. In evangelistic work/missionary work, we can’t pick & choose who are dogs. We give the gospel to whosoever will hear. One must ponder this saying of Jesus, for He was a man of great love & compassion. What was He thinking when He told those listening, “Do not give dogs what is sacred... if you do, they may trample them (pearls) under their feet, & them turn & tear you to pieces?” of course He used an euphemism: dogs = men or women who would not receive His teachings; teachings should be given in accordance with the spiritual capacity of the learners. In Philippians 3:2 Paul writes: “Watch out for those DOGS, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh...” Both Jesus & Paul used a harsh word –DOG- for their opponents, showing their AGGRESSIVE opposition to the gospel & the seriousness of their error/sin & their destructive/devouring results (Gal. 5:15). Paul said “If you keep on BITING & DEVOURING each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.” DOGS bite! Swine devour each other. (I have seen this happen when we worked on a pig farm in Montana).

Fools, Swine, Dogs!

In Jesus’ warning in Mt. 7:6 (dogs & swine), one may read the Midrash on Song of Solomon 1:2 in which it compares the Torah to a treasure which is to be revealed only to the pious. Another parallel is found in Plato Timaeus 28C: “To find the Maker and father of this universe is a difficult task; & when you have found him, you cannot speak of him before all people.”

  We know Jesus taught straight & narrow messages /doctrines /principles to warn His disciples to TURN AWAY from foolish, dogie, swinish opponents. (see Mt. 10:13,14; 22:8-10). Jesus knew & knows those who are not worthy. Didache 9:5 applies it to the Eucharist. Both dogs & swine were abhorred by the Jews, & Palestinian scavenger dogs were vicious!

Much of today’s Church has lost guarding the High & Holy, LGBTQ+ Churches are some of them. “Dogs” in Scripture are applied to homosexuals for the way they mount from the rear. The Jews looked upon such as shameless & filthy. How easy to surrender the adoration of worship for unlawful sexuality. Talk about FOOLS & FOOLISHNESS!

Dogs” also was a term applied to all types of ceremonially impure persons. In Deut. 23:18 it designates a male homosexual prostitute, literally “dog” (see Gen. 19:5 for sodomy; Lev. 18:22; 20:13, both are abominations – see all my articles on this subject).

The Jews also called all those who are not circumcised “dogs;” the Scripture refers to the uncircumcised in heart “dogs.”

Revelations 22:15 mentions dogs, sorcerers, whoremongers, murderers, idolaters, & those who love & make lies. These have frequently been assumed to be just outside the eternal city gates vainly seeking admission. This, however, one scholar wrote, is to overlook 21:8 where “...the fearful, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, idolaters, liars SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE which BURNETH with FIRE & BRIMSTONE!!! Here in 22:15 “dogs” is the only new epithet. The word “outside” refers to Gehenna (Heb., geyhinom), the place of eternal torment. NO ESCAPE! And unrepentant persons (e.g. Rev. 21:8/22:15 etc.) will be there.

May we be counted worthy to enter Heaven & avoid HELL / HADES / GEHENNA.


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   By: General James Green

"And the LORD said unto me, A 2011 conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers. Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them. Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble" (Jer 11:9-12, KJV).

THE RSV USES "REVOLT" in the place of "conspiracy." "Conspiracy" suggests

political action, whereas the reference is to "revolt against the commands of God." Put into today's setting, both "revolt" and "conspiracy" harmonize; we can interpret them from within the context of political as well as religious factors.

Because America (e.g., political/religious camps) has revolted, rebelled, made REVOLUTION against the Most High God, God is now revolting, rebelling, making REVOLUTION against them. He is using the political camp to punish this nation for its backslidings.

Most people of this nation "refuse to hear My (His) Words" (v. 10).

The "utopia" that America has been, for countless souls, has now turned into a NIGHTMARE!! The honeymoon is over, folks. OVER!

"Everything belongs together in the human understanding; the obscurity of one idea spreads over those that surround it. An error throws shadows over neighboring truths, and if it happens that there should be in society men interested in forming, as it were, centers of shadow, even the people will find itself plunged into a profound darkness" (Diderot, Encyclopedie).

Since the beginning of time, men have had sweet dreams of utopias and hellish nightmares, been organized and disorganized, enlightened and dumbed down. The phrase "vanity of vanities...all is vanity" (Eccl 1:2) describes man's condition (without God) very well. This preacher uses "rhetorical flair in writing": "one generation passeth away, and another generation cometh...the sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down...the wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north...all the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full..." (vv. 4-7) etc. etc. The same principle applies to "the obscurity of one idea spreads over those that surround it." Men have their ideas, their revolutions, their restorations...in their "reasons and times," and without God they are all meaningless.

The preacher in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 speaks of everything as being under inexorable law: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war, and a time of peace."

Joachim, Dante's Intellectual Mentor

MELVIN J. LASKY, in his Utopia and Revolution, writes, "...there is yet another ancient route to the new world of politics, and although it may be as long as a transatlantic voyage, our map would be full of blank spaces if we did not mark, at least in passing, the role of such adventurous souls as Dante and Joachim...in the formation of the modern utopian and revolutionary spirit" (p. 18).

Reading up on Joachim of Flora, I want to present my readers with some of Joachim's and Dante's ideas of "utopias" and "revolution":

"1. The Evil. The present state of earthly affairs is, from top to bottom, evil, sinful, and corrupt. 'We shall not be what we have been,' Joachim prophesied in his Psalter

  of Ten Strings, 'but we shall begin to be other' [Psalterium decem cordarum (1527), in Frank Manuel, 'Augustine and Joachim,' Shapes of Philosophical History (1965), p. 40].

2. The Resistance. The evil forces (as Joachim's followers came to insist) must be resisted and they shall be destroyed; and all will be subsequently converted to authentic principles.

3. The Decline. Things will get worse before they get better. An 'abomination of Desolation' leads to the Last Tranquility, and a terrible time of tribulation will precede the renovatio mundi. 'One thing we can say with certainty,' Joachim writes in his Exposition of the Apocalypse: 'the sixth age will be worse than the previous five ages, and the seventh age will be worse than the sixth, and both will be filled with the evil doings of the dragon of the Apocalypse' [Expositio in Apocalypsim (1527), in Gordon Leff, Heresy in the Later Middle Ages (1967), 1:72.

4. The Faithful. A small band of the faithful, the best of a new salvational generation, will serve as the heart of the resistance and the nucleus of an austere renewal, a reformacio, and the harbinger of a new communal era of universal love. 'They shall increase,' Joachim continues in his Exposition, and 'their fame shall be spread abroad; they

shall preach the faith and defend it until the consummation of the world.... They shall be an order of hermits living like angels, whose life shall be as a burning fire' [Expositio, in Reeves, Influence of Prophecy, p. 265].

5. The Doctrine. There is a true and everlasting general doctrine that can guide the remnant on the unique mission, the evangelium aeternum, an 'eternal gospel.' (Certain extreme doctrinal elements were officially condemned in 1215, and a leading scholar on Joachist ideas has written: 'Joachim's philosophy of history, it was now realized, constituted an incitement to subversive thought and action that was dangerously infectious. It is always beliefs which provide a basis for action that must be watched.') [Reeves, Influence of Prophecy, p. 62].

6. The Transition. The present age is only one of transition, a dramatic mid- passage, an untenable interim, a provisional moment in time. (Commenting on 'the expectation of the Kingdom of God on earth after the terror of the end,' one authority has noted: 'And wherever Joachist ideas led to communist-chiliastic movements, like the Taborites in Bohemia or the Anabaptists or Thomas Munzer in the Peasant Revolt, their pamphlets are filled with quotations and reflections on the Apocalypse.' And another has observed: 'A Joachimist view of history produced a mood somewhat akin to that of an early Marxist, a mood of certainty and urgency. The Spiritual Franciscan knew he was right because he had the clue to history; he could expect the imminent crisis confidently, since history was on his side.') [Freyhan, "Joachism and the English Apocalypse," 18:226. Reeves, Influence of Prophecy, p. 175].

7. The End."

 Whatever one thinks of the above 7 points is up to them, but he saw both "utopia" and "revolution" as part of the human cycle of life.

Are we in the "transition" period which leads to "THE END"?

Well, living in America right now, we behold many terrifying (like living in TERROR) things transpiring.

Leninist Vision

[NOTE THE FOLLOWING section of quotes:] "AFTER WEEKS OF political wrangling, President Obama signed the debt limit compromise passed by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate into law on the afternoon of Aug. 2. By raising the debt ceiling, the new law will keep the U.S. from entering default and sending a shock through the global economy.

The measure was approved in the Senate earlier in the day by a vote of 74 to 26, easily passing the 60 votes required. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden after the vote, President Obama lauded the bill as 'an important first step' in creating a sound fiscal foundation for the U.S., and said that it avoids 'cutting too abruptly while the economy is still fragile."

·[Note these points about the decision:]

"[It] adds at least $7 trillion to our debt over the next 10 years. The deal purports to 'cut' $2.1 trillion, but the 'cut' is from a baseline that adds $10 trillion to the debt. This deal, even if all targets are met and the Super Committee wields its mandate results in a BEST case scenario of still adding more than $7 trillion more in debt over the next 10 years. That is sickening.

 [It] never, ever balances.

The Super Committee's mandate is to add $7 trillion in new debt. Let's be clear: $2.1 trillion in reductions off a nearly $10 trillion, 10-year debt is still more than $7 trillion in debt. The Super Committee limits the constitutional check of the filibuster by expediting passage of bills with a simple majority. The Super Committee is not precluded from any issue, therefore the filibuster could be rendered moot. In addition, the plan harms the possible passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment. Since the goal is never to balance, having the BBA as a 'trigger' ensures that the committee will simply report its $1.2 trillion deficit reduction plan and never move to a BBA vote.

It cuts too slowly. Even if you believe cutting $2.1 trillion out of $10 trillion is a good compromise, surely we can start cutting quickly, say $200 billion - $300 billion per year, right? Wrong. This plan so badly backloads the alleged savings that the cuts are simply meaningless. Why do we believe that the goal of $2.5 trillion over 10 years (that's an average of $250 billion per year) will EVER be met if the first two years cuts are $20 billion and $50 billion. There is simply no path in this bill even to the meager savings they are alleging will take place."

[NOTE ALSO:] "In a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted this week, nearly three-quarters of Americans offered a negative word to describe how they viewed the budget negotiations. The top words were 'ridiculous,' 'disgusting' and 'stupid.' Overall, nearly three-quarters of Americans offered a negative word."

"Soft Revolution"

TO MAKE IT appear like America can still be that wonderful "utopia," in reality the government continues with its "soft revolution" against the masses. The government wants us to believe that everything they do is for the "GOOD of the PEOPLE"! HA! It is only GOOD for the International Bankers and those who are their whores. One radio talkshow host said, "You're being hoodwinked again."

He said today's politicians need to learn lessons from history to understand what Obama is doing, asserting that the term 'Leninist' better describes the president and his policies than Marxist.

"Lenin thought that a nation could only grow more prosperous when a nation is controlled by a vanguard and elite-a people who know better than you what to do with your property," he explained. "The Leninist elite would lead people to a world free of pain and poverty. There would be no more haves and have-nots or private property. Just boundless prosperity. All a nation had to do was transfer its entire wealth to Lenin's vanguard.

Americans rich will be poorer, America's poor will be poorer, America's middle class will be wiped out... But America's government will be more powerful than ever, as will the elected officials and their corrupt bureaucrats.

Taxes, Not Guns

WE'RE ALL FAMILIAR with armed revolution, but the U.S. government isn't using guns (yet!); it uses taxation and regulation. The government in reality is a THIEF.

Our radio host went on to state: "We have a government running record deficits, we have millions upon millions who are underemployed or, worse, unemployed; we have a socialized medical plan called Medicare Part A that will go bust in 2017; the United States has at least $50 trillion in unfunded obligations-all on account of policy makers like Obama who think that the redistribution of wealth makes a nation richer not poorer."

So, UTOPIA International Bankers and their hired whores; REVOLUTION = What is being done against America (and the world at large).

Dark Surmises of Terror

THERE HAVE BEEN those, including the Prophets of God, who wrote and spoke about and against terror and tyranny. We have such people still with us today: some belonging to the Christian camp; others, the political camp....warning, warning, warning.

Since America set about to make REVOLUTION against America's utopia, to smash her visionary dream of "FREEDOM for ALL," now this nation faces slavery, poverty, decay, DEATH! Many are torn between their secular faith in "nation" ("Humanist Socialism") and their transcendental faith in God that made true utopias possible.

Prophets vs. prophets

IT HAS COME to this: What Prophet/prophet do we believe? (I use the capital "P" for God's Prophets-those part of the True Church; the lowercase "p" for false prophets-those both in the so-called "Church" and State.) This dilemma was in the days of ancient Israel: God's Prophets speaking for Him; kings' (backslid ones) prophets speaking for them. But God tells His Prophets that the false prophet spoke out of the deceit of his own heart, therefore they misled the people...into DESTRUCTION.

America's happy hours of "Golden Time" have passed, dear ones-PASSED. This nation has turned its back on God; God will turn His back on us

The annals of "utopian longing," like the history of human ideals in general, are replete with which one to please God, or man? Is it the "hereafter utopia" (e.g., "Heaven") or the "here-and-now utopia" (in the sense of what pleases the person)?

If the Christian Community relies upon the secular government, we risk the WRATH of God coming upon us. When Christians were relying upon God (in bygone days), the secular government followed Godly principles more closely. Reverse this, and it = the State becomes lawless and is tyranny! Such it is at the time of this writing.

Be Warned!

DR. DIETRICH BONHOEFFER (an opponent of Hitler's Third Reich) once said, "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil! God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." So, in a free society that is increasingly secular (like America), THE TOLERANCE OF SIN LEADS TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF SIN AND CULMINATES IN THE CONQUEST BY SIN! This is the ("transition") period we're in from Godliness to godlessness. Socialist/Communist "cell groups" are interwoven into the fabric of America...waiting for their "Golden Time" to RULE! They already have their belated bureaucratic blueprints for TAKEOVER...for a "better society"-without God!! This will be their "utopianism," but our "nightmare."

God: Behind It All

MANY COMPLAIN THAT I scare people with what I write. Well, I wish I could SCARE THE HELL OUT OF THEM!!! People, both Christian and secular, get perturbed at me for suggesting that God would bring EVIL upon people. "Not the 'God of love!"" they rant. Sorry! The Bible is full of such passages about God bringing "EVIL" (Heb. ra) against people-including His own! Allow me to quote one such passage here: "O Assyrian, THE ROD OF MINE ANGER, and THE STAFF IN THEIR HAND IS MINE INDIGNATION. I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and against THE PEOPLE OF MY WRATH will I give him a charge, TO TAKE THE SPOIL, AND TO TAKE THE PREY, AND TO TREAD THEM DOWN LIKE THE MIRE OF THE STREETS" (Isa 10:5-6, KJV). [For more on Isaiah 10, see General Jim's article, "Two Edged Sword."]

That, my dear readers, is the same God (in the OT) as today (in the NT).

Take closer note of the above verses: "The Lord may stretch out his hand in anger, but the anger achieves its actual effects thru human channels, for example, the Assyrians (and at other times, the Babylonians, the Romans, and so on)."

"Isaiah 10:1-4 marks the 'transition' from the presentation of past events illustrating the SINS and punishments of Ephraim, to the present condition and threatened doom of Judah, 'My people' (v. 2)." May I repeat what I've said in other articles: WILL WE EVER LEARN FROM HISTORY? I mean, look at the past nations that grew wealthy, proud, rebellious-see their end? Look at the nations that have tried to force Socialism/Communism upon the people who did not believe in it nor wanted it. Look at the sorry WORLDWIDE MESSES, the PATHETIC state of affairs, the MILLIONS who died because they refused to "believe" in Socialism/ Communism. And here we are, the current U.S. administration trying to take America under this satanic, iconoclastic, flagitious, MISOTHEIST (GOD-HATING) system! e

My point is, this is what Judah was guilty of-she saw the 10 northern tribes of Israel taken away by the Assyrians, BUT SHE, JUDAH/JERUSALEM, CONTINUED IN THE SAME SINS AS HAD HER NORTHERN BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

If we go back to Isaiah 5:20, we read, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" Hummm...that sounds exactly like AMERICA!-the DEPRAVITY of those religious/political perverts who no longer make moral distinctions.

"Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight" (v. 21). "The pride of self-sufficient reason which denies any need of understanding given by God is a recurrent theme in Scripture" (see Isa 28:9-13; 29:14; 31:1-2; Jer 9:23; Prov 1:7; 1 Cor 1:18-25; et al.).

"Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink" (v. 22). I might add to this: drugs (legal or illegal), sex, food worship, etc., etc. "With striking irony," Isaiah pictures the drunken, the prideful, and the foolish as all boasting "under the influence"-bibulous backsliders.

Avenging Army

God now sends the Assyrian Army, years later, to punish Judah as He did Ephraim.

God uses the king of Assyria and his army to carry out the sentence which has been pronounced against Judah. "But as the 'rod' with which a master chastises his servant is unconscious that it is but an instrument, so the Assyrian is unaware of the overruling divine purpose which his conquests serve. He becomes drunken (on power/victory) and presumes not only to bestride the world in pride but to assert that the God of Israel is a helpless idol like all the rest."

Well said. But, be it known unto such FOOLS, like Assyria here as our example, that when they have served God's purposes as the "rod(s)," the "rod(s)" will suffer the penalty of their impiety and arrogance and, dear ones, it will be made clear WHO it is that determines the course of history.

Proud and Boastful

IN THE COURSE of history, there are the dreamers and doers; dreamers also can be the doers, like the king of Assyria who had it "in his heart ['mind,' RSV] to destroy and cut off nations not a few" (Isa 10:7). Although it was God who overshadowed him, he thought it was his greatness. (The unbridled LUST for CONQUEST is used and limited by Yahweh/God, and eventually itself comes under His judgment.) This PROUD and BOASTFUL monarch boasts of the vassal kings he has conquered, and of the helplessness of their gods (vv. 8-11). But God, who controls history, oversees just how far things can go.

The "Assyrian tide" ("waters" are used in Scripture, such as floods, to = invading armies) had risen and receded many times; and now (during Sennacherib's invasion in 701 B.C.) it was lapping the walls of Jerusalem: "Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria (of the northern capital) and her idols, so do to Jerusalem (capital of southern tribes) and her idols?" boasted the king (v. 11).

After all, the "images" (RSV) of Samaria did not save her. Better wake up, dear Americans: God will NOT SAVE YOU from what is coming, for all your gods/images will be helpless in JUDGMENT. I promise you this.

We all know the story here: The Assyrian king was turned back by God; Jerusalem was spared...for a short time, in order that she would rid herself of her idols, her gods, her SINS, the very SINS that provoked God's WRATH, FURY, and INDIGNATION.

Once again, YAHWEH is both the God of wrath (allowing the 10 northern tribes to be OVERCOME and DEFEATED) and the God of mercy, for He overrules the FORCES of history to fulfill His purposes.

The Immanence of God

GOD WARNED Judah by sending the Assyrian army to Jerusalem as He did to Samaria (for her destruction). And because of the Assyrian king's boastful attitude, God withdrew Assyria. But because Judah refused to learn from the past, God eventually sent the Babylonians to be His weapon of war against her. I've already written about all that.

My point is this: God is the God of history, for good or evil. I know our liberal, backslid, hypocritical, recreant opposites don't see it this way. That's because the truth on this is only clear to those who actually read their Bible.

Romantic Humanitarianism

I THINK THOSE two words pretty well sum up what liberal theology is. This is not new to the 20th and 21st centuries either. "Romantic Humanitarianism" has been around for a long time.

Modernism/Liberalism and (true) fundamentalism/orthodoxy go in opposite directions. The liberal Adolph Harnack, in his book (written in German) called Das Wesen des Christentums (English: The Essence of Christianity, 1899-1900), says that the Gospel "contains something which, under differing historical forms, is of permanent validity." What this Berlin professor meant was that "behind the metamorphoses of Christianity, the changing formulations and expectations, the altering ways of feeling, behind even the form of the NT witness, there is that which is, as he said, 'really classical and valid for all time." (He's talking here in "tolerance" terms.) Harnack warns his readers that "we must not stumble over such matters as miracles, or belief in demons, or the apocalyptic element [i.e., the belief that the catastrophic end of the world is near]." Well, I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, IN DEMONS, AND THAT THE END WILL COME (though I have no idea when). And, by the way, the Gospel itself has NEVER changed, though men who've claimed the name "Christian" have not always lived true to it (especially in its entirety). Furthermore, we are not meant to judge the Gospel as a thing that has "differing historical forms" just because men have, throughout history, refused to live by all its simple tenets.

It is fair to say that Harnack was not a fully typical example of Protestant Liberalism, just as it is fair to say that Brian McLaren does not fully represent those within the Emergent Church. McLaren is the extreme. But I will note this: "Central among the presuppositions, or informing principles, of liberal Protestantism is the 'liberal spirit'-the spirit of 'open-mindedness,' of 'tolerance' [especially of HOMOSEXUALITY and other ANTI-CHRISTIAN religions, etc.], of pride." Of course, this "spirit" is not simply traced back to the mere 20th century. Now to my point of IMMANENCE

This doctrine of immanence can be seen most clearly in the understanding of the way in which God works in the world. Isaiah 45:6-7 states, "...that men may know from the east and the rising of the sun and from the west and the setting of the sun that there is no God besides Me. I am the Lord, and no one else [is He]. I form the light and create darkness, I make peace [national well-being] and I create [physical] evil (calamity); I am the Lord, Who does all these things."

"Good" verses "evil"-all under God's superintendence. God is not one who, existing wholly apart from the world, acts only occasionally, or simply interrupts the national order once in a while in effecting His will. His providence, my friends, is the guidance and overseeing of the WHOLE process by His presence within ALL the processes of nature. As one professor of Historical Theology said, "If God appears periodically, He disappears periodically. If He comes upon the scene at special crises, He is absent from the scene in the intervals." Many "Christians" believe that God is totally outside the affairs of men. Well, these folks have never cracked their Bibles! Others, as already stated, believe in an occasionally governing God, while those who read their Bibles believe in an ALL-Governing God (not that He removes our "free will" from us, but that He oversees all things-applying judgment when needed, and mercy when needed-punishing us for choosing sin, and rewarding us for choosing righteousness). For sure, the idea of an immanent God unnerves some.

In effect, "immanence" according to "liberal" doctrine involves the breaching of the orthodox/traditional distinction between the natural and supernatural (miraculous). As one professor put it in one of his speeches, "Miracle is only the religious name for event. Every event, even the most natural and common, is a miracle if it lends itself to a controllingly religious interpretation. To me all is miracle" (Friedrich Schleiermacher, Speeches on Religion, London, 1893). Now, if this were true, Jesus would not have made a distinction between natural events and those "signs" that He was performing by the power of the Spirit and direction of the Father to prove His Messiahship. Clearly, in truth, there is a distinction between what we generally call "natural" and those very "unnatural" MIRACULOUS EVENTS that are wrought by the Father.

Current Events

GOD IS, AT this present time, overseeing current events. What is transpiring here in America is the result of America's backsliding. I wholly believe this. And if this nation does not REPENT, things will worsen. God has told us this many times. One has to be blind (spiritually) not to perceive what I'm writing.

If one has perception, one sees events as good or evil because he/she apprehends the LORD working there or not working there, whether we speak of "ordinary and well-known natural processes" or MIRACULOUS EVENTS.

Another point is this: God is not equally revealed or perceived everywhere, for there are those who can't understand the presence of God because of sin or some other reason. Moreover, because God is "immanent," revelation comes from within (as Christ reveals it to us); indeed, forces of nature (wrathful ones) can be both seen and perceived by the natural man, but so few have eyes within (to truly understand).

Listen to what St. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:13-14"...which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man

receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." At the end of this article, I want to present an expanded view of the above verses (see section called "Three Kinds of People" from The Full Life Study Bible below).

Divine vs. Human

HEREIN LIES THE world's problem. Marxists believe not in Christ or the supernatural, but in man or what they consider "the natural."

God is GOD; man is not God, but has God's image (although marred by sin!). Man's humanness contains both reason and conscience, therefore man is essentially and definitely capable of conforming to the will of God.

As the spiritual man is opposed to the natural man, the Church (as the "sphere of divine redemptive activity") came to be distinct from the world (which still lies in darkness-see 1 Pet 2:9; Col 1:13; 2 Cor 6:14; et al.).

Since we have been delivered from darkness (from living in sin), it is really STUPID for Christians to play around with sin.

You see, God does not treat us humans as "things," mechanically speaking, but as persons. Since we were given a will to choose right or wrong (fallen man still knows right from wrong because of his/her conscience), God, our Creator, respects human freedom and lets us choose without forcing us. We can complain, but this is true God allows man to act upon his/her FREEDOM OF CHOICE. But from the historical accounts of things, both the Biblical and secular accounts, we see that man mainly chooses to do things that are TERRIBLE and HARMFUL. God oversees all this, too.

Our liberal churchfolks believe that God is "love, mercy, compassion, etc."...and He is...but He also, out of those same attributes/characteristics, uses chastisements and punishments. God is the Divine Father who ever seeks the good of and for His children (children in the sense of being created by Him: the "saved" are His "redeemed" children; the "lost" are His "unredeemed" children).

Our liberal churchites refuse to believe that God's punishments are ever retributive or vengeful, but must always be "corrective." This "corrective" view is only half-true. God's punishments for His "saved" children are "corrective" (read Heb 12:5-11 for clarification); His "chastenings" are our assurance of His "love" for us. But His punishments upon the backslidden/apostates and the lost are retributive (and, in the big picture, for redemption of those who will cry out).

"HELL NO!" is the reply from our liberal churchites concerning the fate of the unredeemed "God would never send anyone to Hell!" they scream. Well, these liberal folks are self-deceivers: God has and will allow the sinner to choose his/her final home-Heaven, or Hell (write for our 5 FREE Hell booklets). While it is true that Jesus died for the (whole) world (mankind), not all will choose Him or salvation; thus, HELL will be their final abode. No way around this-NO WAY!! Apostates like Brian McLaren will go to the very fiery furnace he laughs at.

The LORD God seeks the salvation of ALL men, that all would be saved (from eternal DAMNATION/SEPARATION from God's love); yet He does not impose His Will arbitrarily (generally speaking) upon them. He would that ALL men would come to repentance, but He does not deny their freedom to resist His Will.

There are those who teach "predestination" and "irresistible grace" (meaning some are saved and some are damned-man has NO CHOICE in this matter), but this is not true whatsoever. This false teaching must be given up as "heretical," for this teaching violates human personality and contradicts our highest insight into the character of God. God has no puppets in this sense. Imagine an atheist being forced into eternal bliss; imagine a sincere seeker of Heaven being denied Heaven and destined and delivered to the flames of HELL!!

So?

WHO DO WE obey: God, or government? This question is at the center of the fundamentalist vs. liberalism question pertaining to the authority and inspiration of the Bible. I have no problem in deciding who to obey and serve. When government plays the role of God-which the U.S. government is now doing-we had better choose GOD!! And don't bother me with "the Bible contains errors." I won't ever believe that the "original autographs" contained mistakes, errors and contradictions. Since God created the world out of nothing and created man to fellowship Him, it goes without saying that He was capable of speaking to those who wrote down His Words and help them to do it WITHOUT ERROR!

I do not deny that the Bible contains certain minor errors by the processes of transmission of the Scriptures, but no such concession can be made regarding the "original autographs." I don't need to see them for me to believe this (note: there are no original Scriptures; we have originals off the originals).

This is the BIG gripe with the babified Emergent Churchites-they don't trust the Bible. Well, I'll ask them: "Which Scriptures are inspired/infallible and which are not?" There is enough TRUTH contained in what we do have to make Heaven and bypass Hell. What we do have is reliable and authoritative. Heretic McLaren and Tickle want the Bible DESTROYED! Too bad. It will never be destroyed. They just have a BIG GRIPE that it still points out and condemns their SINS!

Back to "UTOPIA" / "REVOLUTION"

AT THE FUNERAL of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels gave the oration, in which he had no more to say than "So war dieser mann der wissenschaft!" ("So was this man of science!"). Marx's goal in life was to dethrone God. Sorry about that, buddy: GOD LIVES AND RULES!! Engels argued that Marx, like Darwin and his discovery of the great laws of organic evolution, had revealed the essential pattern of historic change. And, guess who uses the word "change"? COMRADE OBAMA "Change you can believe in." HA! This is pure Commie propaganda. Now Americans are beginning to see what COMRADE OBAMA means about "change": this "change," dear ones, is THE TRANSITION FROM FREEDOM TO SLAVERY...but most Americans are too DULL and DUMB to catch it! It matters not; you'll feel it!

The One Worlders' "utopia" will be the world enslaved to them.

Nietzsche had once referred to the French Revolution as the daughter of Christianity; Spengler thought he recognized Christianity as the grandfather of Bolshevism. I've got news for them: Biblical Christianity is and will always be opposed to violence as such-our weapons of our warfare are not the "sword of steel" but the "Sword of the Spirit." With all that is looming like a dark cloud, it is time to do some "knee drills"-PRAY!

Now that America has divorced herself from God, don't expect Him to do battle in our behalf. Anarchy could be right around the corner. With all this said and done, we can expect the convergence of wickedness to come upon this nation like a flood of dirty waters-more than what America is currently swimming in.

STOP IT!!

IT IS PAST time for the people of God to THROW OUT the "live and let live" attitude: it is time to REBEL against HELL!!!

We need the smell of fire and brimstone emitting from pulpits all across this land, not the stench of cheap french whore perfume. And I'll add, as the closing note: BETTER RID YOURSELF OF YOUR "RAPTURE"/"UTOPIAN" FANTASY, FOR TRIBULATION/PUNISHMENT IS NEXT ON GOD'S AGENDA (write for our 4 "Ruptured Rapture" booklets!). It is only fair to reiterate what I've been saying for the past 40 years:

"The solution to the stinking pollution is Heaven-sent Revolution!!"

Be careful of what you believe, and who you believe in: these religious/political intellectuals are versatile, clever, volatile, always seeking for a "utopia" at the people's expense.

 
 THREE KINDS OF PEOPLE     

Adapted from The Full Life Study Bible.

1 Cor. 2:14-15 "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man."

BASIC DIVISION. Scripture normally divides all humans into two classes. (1) The natural man/woman (Gk. psuchikos, 1 Cor. 2:14) identifies the unregenerated or fleshly person, i.e., one governed by mere natural instincts (2 Pet. 2:12). This kind of person does not have the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:9), is under the dominion of satan (Acts 26:18), and is enslaved to the body and its passions (Eph. 2:3). He belongs to the world, is in sympathy with it (Jas. 4:4), and rejects the things of the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:14). The natural person is not able to understand God and His ways, but instead relies on human reasoning or emotions.

(2) The spiritual man/woman (Gk. pneumatikos, 1 Cor. 2:15; 3:1) identifies the regenerated person, i.e., one who has the Holy Spirit. This person is spiritually minded, thinks the thoughts of God (1 Cor. 2:11-13), and lives by the Spirit of God (Rom. 8:4-17; Gal. 5:16-26). Such an individual believes in Jesus Christ, endeavors to follow the leading of the indwelling Spirit, and resists sensual desires and the dominion of sin (Rom. 8:13-14).

How does one become a spiritual man/woman? When a person accepts by faith the salvation provided through Christ, he is regenerated; the Holy Spirit imparts to him or her a new nature by an infusion of divine life (2 Pet. 1:4). He is born again (John 3:3,5,7), renewed (Rom. 12:2), made a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17), and receives God's righteousness through faith in Christ (Phil. 3:9).

FURTHER DISTINCTION AMONG CHRISTIANS.

Although born-again believers receive the new life of the Spirit, they retain the sinful nature with its evil inclinations (Gal. 5:16-21). The sinful nature that remains in them cannot be made good; it must be put to death and overcome through the power and grace of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:13). They accomplish this by denying themselves daily (Matt. 16:24; Rom. 8:12-13; Tit. 2:12), removing every hindrance or sin (Heb. 12:1), and resisting all sinful inclinations (Rom. 13:14; Gal. 5:16; 1 Pet. 2:11). Believers themselves, by the power of the Spirit, must wage war against the sinful nature (Rom. 8:13-14; Gal. 5:16-18), crucify it (Gal. 5:24), and put it to death daily (Col. 3:5). By this process of self-denial and yielding to the Holy Spirit's sanctifying work, believers in Christ will experience liberation from the power of their sinful nature and live their lives as spiritual Christians (Rom. 6:13; Gal. 5:16).

Not all Christians put forth the required effort to fully overcome this sinful nature, however. In addressing the Corinthians, Paul notes (1 Cor. 3:1,3) that some of them were behaving in a carnal or fleshly way (Gk. sarkikos); that is, instead of consistently resisting the inclinations of their sinful nature, they yielded to at least some of them. Although they were not living in persistent disobedience, they were in the process of compromising with the world, the flesh, and the devil in some areas of their lives, while still wanting to remain a part of the people of God (10:21; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; 11:3; 13:5).

(1) The condition of carnal Christians.

Although carnality and rebellion were not the rule in their lives, nor had they entered into the serious immorality and unrighteousness that would separate them from the kingdom of God (see 1 Cor. 6:9-11; cf. Gal. 5:21; Eph. 5:5), they were behaving in such a way that they were no longer growing in grace and acting as if they were new converts who did not yet understand the full implication of salvation in Christ (1 Cor. 3:1-2). Their carnality was expressed in "envying, and strife" (3:3). They were indifferent to and tolerant of immorality within the church (5:1-13; 6:13-20). They did not take the Word of God or His apostle with utmost seriousness (4:18-19). They were going to law courts over trivial matters (6:8). However, it should be noted that the Corinthians who had entered into sexual immorality or other gross sins are considered by the apostle Paul as being excluded altogether from salvation in Christ (1 Cor. 5:1, 9-11; 6:9-10).

(2) The perils of carnal Christians.

The carnal Christians of Corinth were in danger of being led astray from sincere and pure devotion to Christ (2 Cor. 11:3) and being more and more conformed to the world (cf. 2 Cor. 6:14-18). Because of this, they would be chastened and judged by the Lord, and if they continued to conform to the world, they would ultimately be excluded from the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6:9-10; 11:31-32). In fact, spiritual death had already occurred for some of them who had committed flagrant sin heading to spiritual death (see 1 John 3:15; 5:17; cf. Rom. 8:13; 1 Cor. 5:5; 2 Cor. 12:21; 13:5).

(3) The warnings to carnal Christians.

(a) Carnal Christians must realize that they are in danger of departing from the faith if they are unwilling to cleanse themselves from all that displeases God (Rom. 6:14-16; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; 2 Cor. 11:3; Gal. 6:7-9; Jas. 1:12-16). (b) They must take warnings from the tragic example of the children of Israel whom God destroyed because of sin (1 Cor. 10:5-12). They must understand that it is impossible to partake of the things of the Lord and the things of satan at the same time (Matt. 6:24; 1 Cor. 10:21). (d) They must separate themselves completely from the world (2 Cor. 6:14-18) and purify themselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of the Lord (2 Cor. 7:1).

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AGITPROPPY IN FRENCH means "agitation." In Communist terms it means "propaganda." An agitator is a person who tries to stir up people in support of a social cause, a political cause, even a religious cause.

60 plus years ago, when gross political darkness-i.e., the 60'S REVOLUTION-began to cover the land in a stupefying fog, God's Word also began to undergo a transformation...in a liberal NEGATIVE way. Today, both Church and State are participants in a full-scale revolt against God, His Word, His true people: "progressive" and perverted, revolting and repugnant, America's future is more ominous than we realize.

The lostness of direction/salvation, the lostness of discretion, the lost freedom and authority to make personal decisions and choices that are not controlled by "political correctness & wokeness," give promise of returning to the dark ages.

After over half a century of shirking and evasion, Americans are finally beginning to look at America, at themselves, at the sad condition of things.

Agitproppy has all but ruined this nation. The present president and his comrades favor the imposition of anti-American workings rather than having God rule over us. Marxist, Islamic, Homosexualistic propaganda run deep and thick in America today. But as the campaign to defame God continues, God is raising up His very own nation within this nation.

True Christianity has many enemies; sadly, the Church (the compromising Church) has become its own enemy. If the pillars of the compromising Church fall, it is the "Christians" who will have been the cause thereof.

I do not believe that the pillars of God's TRUE Church will fall, for they are of wisdom, and we His followers will prove ourselves, by the help of God, valiant to the severest test to which the enemies of God will subject us.

While the recreant Church engages in activities inimical to the faithful, and while the U.S. Government propagates agitproppy, we will reject "Pink Baiting," and we will reject the false idea that Islam is a religion of peace and that Marxism is America's "savior." While America perpetuates U.S. global hegemony, we, as Heavenly citizens, will take Jesus to all the world. For it is JESUS and JESUS alone that will make the world a better place.

While many think America to be a festering stinkhole of racists, bigots, sexists, homophobes, heterophobes, Islamophobes and xenophobes, we, HIS people, will continue to WAGE THE SPIRITUAL WAR against SIN that holds men, women, boys and girls in its deadly grip.

Since it is all too true that many politicians and preachers have been brainwashed in all kinds of propaganda and anti-Christ diatribe and invectives, should it shock us that America is ripe with every kind of psychological weirdness known to man?

The long roster of "brainwashers" that participated in demoralizing and demonizing the 60's-2023's youth is a witness of great wickedness that can't be denied. As many rightly ask: Does it shock us that the U.S. Government operates mafia-style? Also: When America has a president that thrives on insulting Christianity and defaming God, when he flaunts his power in favor of homosexuals, Muslims, Socialists, New Agers and other wicked men, are we to believe that this man is a “good leader”?

It has been well said that we are all children (i.e., products) of the Revolution. Unfortunately, I happened to be an active participant in the "60's Revolution," and I have spent over 50 years of my life, as a Christian, speaking out against it and against the continuing revolution.

No matter where we look in America, we see signs of decadence and decay-all the result of the 60's! One writer states, "Wherever we look, in the office or at church, whatever professions we examine or traditions we cherish, we are hard pressed to discover a single significant aspect of human experience that has not been transformed by a perpetual revolution that has inverted all the ancient truths and turned all institutions upside down and against the purposes they originally served" (Thomas Fleming, Chronicles, 2010).

Addiction is drug/alcohol usage: Almost ALL Americans are on something, doing something, drinking something-the churches are no exception (including legal drugs or otherwise).

ILLICIT SEX, UN-BIBLICAL SEX LIKE LGBTQ PLUS IS A PLAGUE)! The "Pink Revolution" has not only reached the Church door, it has been ALLOWED to TEAR THE DOORS DOWN, walk the isles, strut and boast, parade around, and consequently is now IN COMMAND AND CONTROL of the pulpits and platforms (including those at "Bible" seminaries, "Bible" schools, etc.).

Another more subtle but most dangerous INFECTION is "Political Correctness"/ "Wokeness" -the bastard children of agitproppy. These evils controls the whole USA!!

Those in political and religious power promote a sick social agenda that not only undermines the foundation of America but, worst of all, degrades God and His Law. Clergymen preach a "social gospel" concocted out of "Marxism, Nietzscheism, Kinseyism, Darwinism, Keynesism, Alinskyism, Freudism, Sangerism, etc." All this in the name of GOD!

Feminism, homosexualism, and anti-heterosexism are taught freely, not only in the political arenas and religious arenas, but in almost all educational arenas...even down to preschools!! Teachers and educators spend their lives emptying their students' heads and hearts of anything TRUE, HOLY, GOOD, and USEFUL. Scholars and authors/writers, who should be seeking and sharing revealed Biblical truths, rather devote themselves to propagating LIES with a DEDICATION and FERVOR that puts the Christians to shame.

Now there are “Drag Queens all over the Land”- SICK!!!

I NOW OFFER A COUNTER REVOLUTION: REBEL AGAINST HELL!

Aren't you sick and tired of Marx's dialectical godlessness? To this pervert, Christianity was "the opiate of the people." But his theories are about as sensible as one on opium! Marxism/Agitproppy is an antithesis of Christianity (I use the word "Christianity," not "Churchianity"). And no, dialectics is not the "developmental process as an upward spiral." HA! In reality, it is the downward-spiraling path that leads to HELL FOREVER!

Furthermore, addressing you, Mr. Nietzsche, God is NOT "dead"! Your perverted and demonic teachings have been "the most calamitous kind of arrogance: a curse, a great enormous perversion, a sickening moral blemish of humankind, a seductive LIE. How do you like your lakefront home?... IN THE LAKE OF FIRE!!

And you, Mr. Kinsey: your "findings" (as we now know!) were simply OUTRIGHT SEXUAL PROPAGANDA that sought and seek to convince Americans that "ALL sex is 'outlet' sex and is 'equally okay': sex between the same or opposite gender, sex with small children and with animals-all is "fine" according to you. NOT ACCORDING TO GOD!!

All the 60's Revolution radicals relied upon and promoted the sick revolutionaries who came before them; their worldviews still rule backslid America from the grave.

Welcome to the “United Snakes Of America”.


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                                                                  "Party Time or Holy Hell"

  If free men and women are willing to study the problems and move forward and across the world in One United Front, it is possible to stop the aggressive movements against God and His people. Not entirely, but enough to put the “hurt on them”.

With every volunteer watch for an opportunity to seek, strike, and destroy the forces of HELL. We can WIN and not lose!

This should be the task of all freedom loving persons.

Without the whining and crying of those who don't want to “Dirty their hands” in this “cultural war”, the forces of HELL would never be as strong as they are.

Let me remind you, if you don't already know it, what Dimitry Z. Monuilsky wrote years ago: “Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. . . to win we shall need the element of surprise. The bourgeoisie will have to be put to SLEEP! So we shall begin by launching the MOST spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The capitalist countries, STUPID AND DECADENT, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will jump at another chance to be ‘friends’. As soon as their guard is down, we shall SMASH them with our clenched fist”. (Stated in a lecture at the Lenin school on Political warfare in Moscow, 1931).

This shows us the “agenda” of communism. In that lecture he also said: “War to the hilt between communism and capitalism is inevitable”. (D.Z.M. Who represented the USSR in presiding over the Security Council of the U.N. In 1949).

Nikolai Lenin wrote in 1919 (Report of the Central Committee at the 8th Party Congress) “The existence of the Soviet Republic side-by-side with Imperialist States for a long time is unthinkable. One or the other must triumph in the end. And before that ends supervenes, as series of frightful collisions between the Soviet Republic and the bourgeois states will be inevitable.”

Lenin went on to say, “Final victory can be achieved ONLY on an international scale and ONLY by the combined efforts of the workers of all countries>” (Quoted by Joseph Stalin in “Leninism, Vol. 1, page 170.

(note: Originally, Lenin was named Vladimir Ilich Utyanov, but Nikolai Lenin is the revolutionary pseudonym).

Did you catch what he said? “Combined efforts of the workers (commies) of ALL countries”; unified front! (See all of My articles on communism/socialism).

The 60's Revolution was indeed a commie “peace movement”. . .full of violence! How many times over the years have we heard talk of “Peace”? Yet, America goes to war! As the old saying goes, “we will have peace even if we have to go to war!”

Have you counted all of the DRASTIC CHANGES under Biden's Cartel/Regime in America's culture, not to mention the Clintons and the Obama Abomination? Although the word, “communism” is not mentioned among the DEMON, aka Democratic Party, the “agenda” is there: to destroy Old capitalist/Christian America. The “Agenda” preached by Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin etc. is Alive and Well or should I say SICK? It is called, “Cancel Culture”, “Wokeism”, “Progressive ism” etc. The ideology/ideas behind the Old USSR Communism are not dead. No Sir!

This Satanic movement wants to GRIND DOWN AMERICA and establish a New Amerika. . .open your eyes folks! What we have under Biden (who is merely a puppet for the NWO demons) is a FULL BLOWN WAR against God and His True people. No matter who is or becomes a U.S. President, they have to obey their hidden masters of wickedness. (Even Trump had to deal with these BEASTS!).

The Church is no exception. She has been infiltrated, now dominated by left wing lesbian, bisexuals, transsexuals/transgenders, adulterers, fornicators, thieves, liars, etc. all are welcome. . .no repentance or living godly is needed or required.) Drinking and drugging are now all part of getting “connected” to God—Really?

Joseph Stalin wrote “Have we suppressed the reactionary clergy? Yes, we have. The unfortunate thing is that is has not been completely liquidated. Anti-religious propaganda is a means by which the complete liquidation of the reactionary clergy must be brought about. Cases occur when certain members of the party hamper the complete development of anti-religious propaganda. If such members are expelled it is a good thing because there is no room for such communists in the ranks of the party. (Joseph Stalin's Leninism, Vol. 1, P 387.) There you have it folks. Real commitment to the Revolution.

Are you ready for a Socialist State? Are you ready for laws that go against the laws of God? Are you ready to denounce God and pronounce god? Are you ready to stand in bread lines? Not only this, are you ready to give up all of your freedoms/privileges/rights to bring in a Marxist New World Order? Get Ready. Not only this, are you ready to face God's Wrath?

He is the One who is allowing all this CRAP to flow freely cause Amerika has wanted another “god”. Amen?

Are you one of those rushing around in in breathless haste trying to satisfy all of your lusts and desires. . .without God? Better consider what lies ahead. Jesus is calling you. Put those desires and lusts for the world away and seek Eternal Life. In the end, this is all that counts. (see our section on how to get saved). If you are stymied by today's maze of confusion, repent and be amazed at what God will do for you! By: General Jim (POW)

P.S. I have the feeling Comrade Joe is on his way out.


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ISLAMIC PROPAGANDA FOR GULLIBLE WESTERNERS -DON'T BELIEVE IT!

What Does Islam Say about Terrorism? Islam, a religion of mercy, does not permit terrorism. In the Qur'an, God has said:

"God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes. God loves just dealers." (Qur'an, 60:8)

The Prophet Muhammad used to prohibit soldiers from killing women and children, and he would advise them: "...Do not betray, do not be excessive, do not kill a newborn child." And he also said: "Whoever has killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise, though its fragrance is found for a span of forty years."

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Also, the Prophet Muhammad has forbidden punishment with

He once listed murder as the second of the major sins, and he even warned that on the Day of Judgment, "The first cases to be adjudicated between people on the Day of Judgment will be those of bloodshed."

In light of these and other Islamic texts, the act of inciting terror in the hearts of defenseless civilians, the wholesale destruction of buildings and properties, the bombing and maiming of innocent men, women, and children are all forbidden and detestable acts according to Islam and the Muslims. Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the vast majority have nothing to do with the violent events some have associated with Muslims. If an individual Muslim were to commit an act of terrorism, this person would be guilty of violating the laws of Islam.

This selection was taken from "A Brief Illustrated Guide To Understanding Islam". This full color, professionally laid out booklet was printed in the USA. It was especially designed to present the "peaceful" side of Islam in order to trick gullible westerners who know nothing about the real face of Islam - brutality, murder, and total intolerance of all other religions. This booklet would be a laughing matter for those who live under the true oppression of Islamic law.

From: The Generals

James & Deborah Green

Any true Christian will contend for his or her faith, and that is the reason for this booklet.

Islam is an oxymoron, as it claims to be peaceful and merciful, but in reality it is hateful, murderous and intolerant. This is adequately supported by the sayings and deeds of its very own founder. Even though true Christianity (not Roman Catholicism), is aggressive by nature, it uses only the sword of the Spirit (Eph. 6:17), not the sword of steel.

In this booklet the facts will be brought forth, not by Christians, but by Islam's very own scholars. They expose and explain in unmistakably clear language what has been hidden to most non-Muslims (as well as millions of ignorant Muslims themselves) for centuries.

Such ancient Muslim scholars include Al-Bokhary, Moslem, Ibn Hisham, Ibn Kathier, Al-Baydawy, Al-Tabarie, Jalalan, Al-Mahallie, and Al-Siewtie, Ibn al-Athier, Ibn Hazm, Ibn Teimeia, Ibn Khaldoon and Al-Zama-khsharie as well as the four great Jurisprudents: Al-Shafaie, Abu Hanifa, Malek, Ibn Ons and Ibn Hanbal since the vast majority of all Moslems follow one of these four creeds. In fact, these scholars rely mainly on the life and sayings of Muhammad as well as the teachings and sayings of his companions, such as the four successors Khaliefa Abu Bakr, Omar, Ottoman, and Ali. They also relied upon Ibn Abbas, Muhammad's cousin who was rightly depicted as the Qur'an Expositor and the most knowledgeable concerning the inspired writings of Muhammad.

Understand this: there is NO salvation in Islam! NONE! Yet Jesus Christ died for all and offers us the gift of eternal life in the Kingdom of God. By confessing our sins to God, repenting of them and turning from our sinful ways, asking forgiveness and receiving Jesus Christ into our lives by faith, we are assured eternal salvation.


COMPARING CHRISTIANITY TO ISLAM

I find it repulsive for Islam's Prophet Muhammad to claim he superseded Jesus Christ, the Christian's Prophet and Savior. It’s repulsive because Jesus Christ preached, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake." Matt. 5:5-11 KJV.

Again Jesus says in Matt. 5:38-39, "Ye have heard that it hath been said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, but I say unto you, that ye resist not evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." I find it very strange that God would abrogate the teachings of His Son and go back under the Old Testament way of doing things.

Jesus goes on in Matt. 5:43-44 saying, "Ye have heard that it hath been said, thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy, but I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you." My dear Muslim friends, which character is better and more God-like, that of Jesus or Muhammad? Do we find Islam practicing this kind of HIGHER spirituality? Unfortunately not. Please don't try to claim that it is only "Muslim fanatics" that practice violence, for Islam's very own prophet AND his successors taught (and still teach) hatred, revenge and murder! It seems just fine for Muslims to insult our Prophet, Jesus Christ, but a death sentence is issued against anyone who insults Muhammad. What kind of tolerance, love, mercy, freedom, justice and meekness is this? Islam not only proclaims death to non-Muslims who refuse to convert or submit, but also decrees the death sentence to apostates (those who turn from Islam). It is a well known fact (if one reads enough) that all Muslim scholars agree upon these points. They also avow that their Prophet both said and practiced these things and that they intend to follow in his footsteps. The Islamic scholars also teach that this is what all the Caliphs (Muhammad's successors) did after him.

Jesus never taught his disciples to kill their enemies nor kill apostates from Christianity. But Islam teaches/practices this even today. In Islam's "Bill of Legalistic Penalties" (pg. 12) it says, "A person guilty of apostasy (male/female) shall be put to DEATH if repentance is not made within the period allowed which shall not exceed 60 days." It goes a bit further and says, "Repentance of a person who commits apostasy more than twice shall not be accepted."

Islam is a religion of FEAR! On page 30 we read, "The ordained penalty for apostasy is based on the Surah. The prophet said, 'one who changes his/her faith is to be KILLED' (Al Bukhari)". Islam seems to be intrigued with DEATH! On the other hand, Jesus Christ taught LIFE, LIGHT, and LOVE! Where is the freedom in Islam that so many Muslims speak about? Without exception, all former scholars agree on depriving any person the freedom to change his/her religion once they have embraced Islam, and they invoke the DEATH PENALTY upon anyone who does.

The Imam Al-Shafi'i says, "If someone becomes a Muslim then apostatizes, he/she would be asked to repent, if they refuse, they should be KILLED". The Shafi'i is one of the four founders of the jurisprudence schools who have agreed that the apostate must be put to death.

Can you imagine killing someone of your faith community for not praying? Well, the most famous Ibn Timiyya, who is called Sheikh al- Islam, says, "The Muslim who does not pray must be ordered to pray; if he refuses to pray, he must be put to DEATH..." I could go on and on with quotes of Islamic scholars that have been supplied, but let us turn our attention to the "Offensive War of Islam"..

As one former Muslim (who escaped death) puts it, "How can Muslims deny the compulsion of force?" He tells us that more level- headed Muslims, who ignorantly believe that Islam respects a person's freedom, cite the Qur'anic phrase, "There is no compulsion in faith" to support their claim. These people do not know its meaning as it has been interpreted by Muslim scholars. As already stated, apostates must be KILLED, but in order to understand the meaning of the above quote, we would refer to the answers of both contemporary and former scholars of Islam.

This former Muslim goes on to relate about the "no compulsion in faith" claim. He tells us that the Sheikh Muhammad Mutawilli al- Sha'rawi, an Egyptian scholar, calls all Christians infidels and calls for their blood. In one of his books, "You Ask and Islam Answers", (pg. 52 of part 2) al-Sha'rawi writes, "Some ask: How does Islam say that there is no compulsion in faith, and yet it commands the KILLING of the apostate? We say to them: You are free to believe or not to believe, but once you embrace the faith (Islam) you are not free (anymore) and you should be bound to Islam, otherwise you will suffer punishment and the restrictions, among them is the KILLING of the apostate; that is, there is no compulsion in embracing the faith, but if you do, you are not free to relinquish it."

So my dear readers, which religion is best? Christianity or Islam? I know that God will deal with all mankind in the END of all matters, but we are not to KILL, we are to HEAL -to make peace between God and man.

On a personal note, my wife and I saw first hand in Kano, Nigeria, Muslims who turned to brigandage and brutality, leaving hundreds dead and dozens of churches and buildings ablaze. These marauding bands killed, burned and pillaged at will. Unfortunately, we also met with one particular Christian (?) leader the day after the rioting who had personally burned down a mosque. This scene has repeated itself dozens of times over in numerous countries since 1991. And I'm afraid that too often Christians(?) resort to violence, and occasionally even provoke it. But violence is not the way that is pleasing to God, for the Muslim nor the Christian (be they Catholic or Protestant). When Christians fall into violence, they violate the teachings of Jesus and they lower themselves to the same level as the Muslims. As ambassadors of Jesus we are supposed to show the world a higher way. Giving in to violent impulses and actions is not the higher way and it will definitely not bring lost souls to the saving knowledge of Christ.


OFFENSIVE WAR TO SPREAD ISLAM!

Muhammad and his successors initiated offensive wars against peaceful countries in order to impose Islam by force as well as to seize the abundance of these lands. Their objective was to capture women and children and to put an end to the poverty and hunger from which Arab Muslims suffered. So, Islam was imposed upon Syria, Jordan, Palestine (Jerusalem), Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Iran, all of North Africa, some parts of India and China, and later Spain.

Undoubtedly, the concept of an offensive war to spread the faith is a genuine Islamic concept; it is known as a Holy War for the sake of God. We will see that Muslim scholars have explicitly determined that this is the essence of Islam. They also indicate that if sufficient military power is available to Islamic countries, they ought to attack all other countries in order to force them to embrace Islam, or pay the poll tax and be subject to Islamic rule. Muhammad (as well as all the Caliphs who succeeded him) called for holy wars. All scholars and lawyers acknowledge that.

Those who say that the Islamic wars were always defensive do not understand Islam and have not read sufficient history. It should be evident that offensive wars to spread Islam are the heart of the entire religion of Islam. They embody the meaning of "Striving for the cause of God"-holy war to make the Word of God supreme over the whole world. Our study will be filled with objective quotes from the statements of scholars, along with a throng of true stories.

THE SAYINGS AND DEEDS OF MUHAMMAD AND HIS COMPANIONS

One of Muhammad's popular claims is that God commanded him to fight people until they become Muslims and carry out the ordinances of Islam. All Muslim scholars without exception agree on this. Muhammad said:

"I have been ordered by God to fight with people till they bear testimony to the fact that there is no God but Allah and that Mohammed is his messenger, and that they establish prayer and pay Zakat (money). If they do it, their blood and their property are safe from me" (see Bukhari Vol. I, p. 13).

Scholars understood this claim to mean the waging of offensive wars against unbelievers in order to force them to embrace Islam as individuals or communities. This is exactly what Muhammad himself did in carrying out God's commandment to him.

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In his book, "Jurisprudence in Muhammad's Biography", the Azhar scholar, Dr. Muhammad Sa'id Ramadan al-Buti says the following (page 134, 7th edition):

"The Holy War, as it is known in Islamic Jurisprudence, is basically an offensive war. This is the duty of Muslims in every age when the needed military power becomes available to them. This is the phase in which the meaning of Holy War has taken its final form. Thus the apostle of God said: 'I was commanded to fight the people until they believe in God and his message...

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Dr. Buti deduces from Muhammad's statement that this is the concept of offensive war-this is Holy War as it is known in Islamic jurisprudence. Notice by his statement also that this matter is a duty incumbent on every Muslim in every age. The time will come when East and West, as well as politicians and military personnel all over the world will realize that the real military danger is the Islamic community. When the needed military power becomes available to them, they will wage wars and invade other countries!

Saudi Scholar In his book, "The Method of Islamic Law", Dr. Muhammad al-Amin clearly indicates:

"No infidel [unbeliever] should be left on his land as it is denoted from Muhammad's statement: 'I was commanded to fight the people...""

This claim by Muhammad and its generally-accepted meaning are recorded not only by these contemporary scholars in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, but are also quoted in the following sources:

The Sahih of al-Bukhari, part I, p. 13.

The Sahih of Muslim, part I, p. 267 (The Interpretation of the Nawawi).

The Commentary of Ibn Kathir, p. 336

The Muhalla (the Sweetened), Vol. 4, p. 317

"The Ordinances of the Qur'an" by al-Shafi'i, p. 51, part II (on the authority of Abu Huraira).

Mishkat of al-Masabih, part 1, p. 9.

Almost all major Islamic references have quoted this statement because it is one of the most famous sayings of Muhammad which he followed and which he commanded his followers to implement.

 Many provocative and painful events were inflicted on individuals and tribes in the course of Muhammad's life. Muhammad, as we will see, used to exhort his followers:

"Invitation first (that is, call them first to embrace Islam). If they refuse, then war."

In other words, he told his followers not to kill anybody unless you first invite him to embrace Islam. Only if he rejects it, must he be killed. This is evident in the story of Abu Sufyan:

When Muhammad and his followers were about to attack Mecca to subjugate it to Islam, his adherents arrested Abu Sufyan, one of Mecca's inhabitants. They brought him to Muhammad. Muhammad told him: "Woe to you, O Abu Sufyan. Is it not time for you to realize that there is no God but the only God?" Abu Sufyan answered: "I do believe that." Muhammad then said to him: "Woe to you, O Abu Sufyan. Is it not time for you to know that I am the apostle of God?" Abu Sufyan answered: "By God, O Muhammad, of this there is no doubt in my soul." The 'Abbas who was present with Muhammad told Abu Sufyan: "Woe to you! Accept Islam and testify that Muhammad is the apostle of God before your neck is cut off by the sword." Thus he professed the faith of Islam and became a Muslim.

There are many sources which record this story:

Ibn Hisham, part 4, p. 11 ("Biography of the Prophet') "The Chronicle of the Tabari", part 2, p. 157

Ibn Kathir, "The Prophetic Biography", part 3, p. 549, and "The Beginning and the End"

Ibn Khaldun, the rest of part 2, p. 43 and on Al-Sira al-Halabiyya, Vol. 3. p. 18

Al Road Al Anf, part 4, p. 90, by Al Sohaily

It is also mentioned and attested to by contemporary scholars such as Dr. Buti in his book, "The Jurisprudence of Muhammad's Biography", p. 277. He repeated it on page 287 because such stories incite the admiration of Dr. Buti and bring him joy. Yet Dr. Buti feels that some people will protest, especially liberals and the civilized international society, who believe that faith in a certain creed ought not to be imposed by the threat of death. Therefore, he said (p. 287) the following:

"It may be said, 'What is the value of a faith in Islam which is a result of a threat? Abu Sufyan, one moment ago, was not a believer, then he believed after he was threatened by death.' We say to those who question: 'What is required of an infidel or the one who confuses other gods with God, is to have his tongue surrender to the religion of God and to subdue himself to the prophethood of Muhammad. But his heartfelt faith is not required at the beginning. It will come later."

This is God in Islam, my dear friends-a God who is satisfied with the testimony of the tongue of a person who is under the threat of death. But "the heartfelt faith" will come later! The important thing is to increase the number of Muslims either by threat or by propagation!

Dr. Buti was more than frank, and we would like to thank him for that, yet we would like to tell him that Christianity rejects the testimony of the mouth if it does not stem from faith that is rooted in the heart first. In Christianity, a person has sufficient time to think quietly before he makes his decision, as the Gospel says:

"Let each be fully convinced in his own mind" (Rom. 14:5). God reveals His attitude in the Bible when He says: "My son, give me your heart" (Prov. 23:26).

When the Ethiopian eunuch expressed his desire to be baptized, the evangelist Philip told him:

"If you believe with all your heart, you may" (Acts 8:37). God even rebukes the people of Israel and says:

"These people draw near to Me with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me" (Isa. 29:13).

The story of Abu Sufyan reveals clearly that Muhammad does not care much about the faith of the heart, especially at the beginning, as Dr. Buti suggests. What is really important is that professing faith is a natural response to the threat of death. The threat is very clear: Testify that Muhammad is the apostle of God or you will be beheaded. The story concludes: Abu Sufyan professed the testimony of "truth" immediately!

In his book, "The Biography of the Apostle", part 4, Ibn Hisham says (page 134):

"Muhammad sent Khalid Ibn al-Walid to the tribe of the children of Haritha and told him: 'Call them to accept Islam before you fight with them. If they respond, accept that from them, but if they refuse, fight them.' Khalid told them: 'Accept Islam and spare your life.' They entered Islam by force. He brought them to Muhammad. Muhammad said to them: 'Had you not accepted Islam I would have cast your heads under your feet'" (refer to page 134, and also see Al Road Al Anf, part 4, pp. 217, 218. You will find the same incident).

We see in this story the main Islamic concept: First, an invitation to accept Islam, then war against those who refuse to do so. This was Muhammad's order to Khalid Ibn al-Walid. It is also noteworthy to examine Ibn Hisham's statement that "they entered Islam by force." Muhammad himself told them later: "Had you rejected Islam, I would have beheaded you and cast your heads under your feet." This was an undisputed threat: Either they accepted Islam or they would have been beheaded.

The brutal irony is that he uttered these words with ruthlessness and relentlessness instead of congratulating them on their new faith! What a strange man who failed to show any love or genuine compassion. His act was an act of a first-class terrorist. He did not congratulate them because he knew that they entered Islam by force. Is this man really the prophet of freedom, compassion, and human rights? Listen carefully! These oppressive attitudes and actions are as clear as the sun on a bright summer day. Muhammad's words are self-explanatory:

"Had you not accepted Islam I would have beheaded you and cast your heads under your feet!"

What human rights! What compassionate, kind, meek and noble character! Undoubtedly, this alone is enough to uncover the dreadful dark side of Muhammad's character and his religion.

Azhar scholar Dr. Buti adds on p. 263 of his book:

"The apostle of God started to send military detachments from among his followers to the various Arab tribes which were scattered in the Arab Peninsula to carry out the task of calling (these tribes) to accept Islam. If they did not respond, they would kill them. That was during the 7th Higira year. The number of the detachments amounted to ten.

Would God's help be sought, Oh Muhammad, to fight peaceful tribes whose only crime was that they could not believe that you are an apostle of God? Satan (not God) assists wicked people to commit these things!

No wonder all these tribes so quickly became apostate and relinquished Islam after the death of Muhammad. Abu Bakr Al Sadiq waged the aforementioned wars to force them to re-embrace Islam. Dr. Buti states this in chapter six of his book, under the title, "New Phase of the Mission". He quotes a statement made by Muhammad which proves that those wars were offensive wars. Muhammad said, "From now on, they will not invade you, but you will invade them."

Now let us see what Muhammad's followers did who implemented the same principle:

Ali Ibn Abi Talib

In his book, "The Biography of the Prophet" (part 3, p. 113), Ibn Hisham relates this episode:

"Ali Ibn Abi Talib encountered a man called 'Umru and told him, 'I indeed invite you to Islam.' 'Umru said, 'I do not need that.' Ali said, 'Then I call you to fight.' (This was the same policy Muhammad used with those who rejected his invitation.) 'Umru answered him, 'What for my nephew? By God, I do not like to kill you.' Ali said, 'But, by God, I love to kill you"" (see Al Road Al Anf part 3, p. 263).

It is obvious from the dialogue that 'Umru does not like fighting because he does not want to kill Ali while he is defending himself. He wonders, "What for? I do not want to embrace Islam." But Ali says to him, "By God I love to kill you," and he did kill him.

We would like to conclude these stories by relating another moving episode which the Muslim Chroniclers recorded, among them, Isma'il Ibn Kathir in his book, "The Prophetic Biography" (part 3, p. 596). Ibn Kathir says that Muhammad's followers met a man and asked him to become a Muslim. He asked them, "What is Islam?" They explained that to him. He said, "What if I refuse it? What would you do to me?" They answered, "We would kill you." Despite that, he refused to become a Muslim and they killed the poor man after he went and bade his wife farewell. She continued to weep over his corpse for days until she died of grief over her slain beloved who was killed for no reason.

Dr. 'Afifi Abdul-Fattah

On the cover of his famous book, "The Spirit of Islamic Religion," which was reprinted more than nine times, it says the following, "It has been revised by the committee of Azhar scholars with introductions made by the greatest Muslim professors and judges of Islamic legal courts."

On page 382 Dr. 'Afifi says:

"Islam has approved war so that the Word of God becomes supreme. This is war for the cause of God (Holy War). Muhammad, therefore, sent his ambassadors to eight kings and princes in the neighborhood of the Arab Peninsula to call them to embrace Islam. They rejected his call. Thus, it became incumbent on the Muslims to fight them."

On page 384, we read the following:

"Islamic law demands that before Muslims start fighting infidels (unbelievers), they first deliver the message of Islam to them. It was proven that the prophet never fought people before he called them to embrace Islam first. He used to command his generals to do so also."

Dr. 'Afifi (along with the Azhar scholars who revised his book) boasts that the prophet never fought anybody before he called them to Islam first! Those people fail to realize that basic human rights emphasize that when you call people to embrace any religion and they refuse to do so, you must leave them alone! You are not to fight them in order to force them to accept the new religion as Muhammad and his followers did.

We did not say that Muhammad did not call them to believe in Islam first. We acknowledge that, but we blame him because whenever they rejected his invitation, he fought and killed them. Is this human rights? Don't you understand, Dr. 'Afifi? Do Muhammad's teachings make you so blind that you fail to see that Islam violates the simplest principles of human rights? Do you not respect man's freedom to believe in whatever he wants? Muhammad had the right to call people to embrace Islam and to commission Khalid along with his followers to carry out this task; but he did not have the right to kill them if they refused to accept Islam.

Dr. 'Afifi says that eight kings and princes declined to accept Muhammad's mission; thus it was incumbent on the Muslims to fight them. We ask him: Why it was incumbent on them to fight those kings and princes? Is their refusal to accept Islam a reason for the Muslims to fight them? "Yes!" This is what all Muslim scholars say without exception.

Let the people of the West and of the East ponder these events which took place in the course of Islamic history and during the life of Muhammad and after his death. Beware, nations of the world, for any strong Islamic country would implement the same policy of war to obey God's order and his messenger!!

The Saudi Scholars

In his book, "The Methodology of Islamic Law", Dr. Muhammad al-Amin says (page 17):

"God had made it clear to us that (we should) call for acceptance of Islam first, then wage war.

It is not admissible to wage war before extending the invitation to embrace Islam first, as the Qur'an says. 'We verily sent our messenger with clear proofs and revealed to them the scripture and the balance, that mankind may observe right measure, and he revealed iron, wherein is mighty power and uses for mankind and that Allah (God) may know him who helps Him and his messengers-Allah is strong, Almighty" (Surah Iron 57:25). Thus, God's words are, "We sent down iron, which has powerful might", following His saying, "We have sent our apostles with signs." This denotes that if the signs and books fail, then unleash the sword against them, as the Muslim poet said, "The Book (Qur'an) offers guidance, and he who does not turn away (from evil) by the guidance of the book, He will be kept straight by the squadrons."

The reader may be confused and want to inquire about Muhammad's policy in spreading his mission. They may question his orders to his generals and his explicit attitude towards Abu Sufyan and say, "These attitudes prove to us that Islam forces people to accept it. The case is not only limited to ignoring people's freedom and confiscating their properties or sentencing the apostate to death, but it also calls for slaying whoever rejects Islam. What is the opinion of the scholar about that? Is force used as compulsion in accepting this religion?"

The Muslim scholars say, "Yes." There is compulsion used in accepting Islam, but this applies only to pagans and those who are irreligious. For Christians and Jews, the orders are to fight them and subject them to the ordinances of Islam, making them pay a poll-tax. In this case, they are spared death and are allowed to keep their faith. They are not forced to embrace Islam because they have three options-become Muslims, fight, or pay the poll-tax. The irreligious have two options only: death or Islam. This is what the Muslim scholars say, and the Qur'an itself teaches the same.

Ibn Hazm and al-Baydawi

In volume 8, part 11, on page 196, Ibn Hazm remarks decisively, "The prophet Muhammad did not accept from the Arab heathens less than Islam or the sword. This is compulsion of faith. No compulsion in faith (or religion) applies only to Christians or Jews because they are not to be forced to embrace the religion. They have the option either to embrace Islam, the sword, or to pay the poll-tax. In this case they can keep their own faith. It was truly said on the authority of the apostle of God that there is no compulsion in the faith.

"When the sacred months elapse, kill those who associate other gods with God, wherever you find them" (Surah 9:5).

The Imam al-Baydawi offers us (page 58 of his commentary) exactly the same interpretation.

Abu Bakr El Sadiq

In Al Road Al Anf (part 4, p. 240), Ibn Hisham indicates that Abu Bakr (the daily companion of Muhammad and among the first who believed in him) used to converse with Ibn Abu Rafi al-Ta'i and say to him:

"God-to whom belong the might and exaltation-has sent Muhammad with this religion for which he fought until people entered this religion by hook or by crook."

This phrase, I believe, is self-explanatory-"by crook"!

The Imam al-Shafi'i

In his famous book, "The Ordinances of Qur'an" (page 50 of the second part), the Shafi'i says:

"The apostle of God defeated the people until they entered Islam by hook or by crook."

Again we have this clear declaration-"by crook". This is what actually happened.

THE QUR'AN EXPOSES THE AGGRESSIVE NATURE OF ISLAM

The Qur'anic verses reveal to us the aggressive, hostile nature of the Islamic mission and of Muhammad. The Qur'an includes verses pertaining to fighting against infidels, as well as other verses related to Holy War against Christians and Jews.

Pertaining to the Infidels

"But when the sacred months elapse, then fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them and seize them, besiege them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war). But if they repent and establish regular prayers, and practice regular charity, then open the way for them for Allah is oft-forgiving, Most Merciful" (Surah 9:5).

How did Muslim scholars and chroniclers interpret this verse in order to understand what Muhammad did after the conquest of Mecca and its occupation?

 The Jalalan

In this commentary, which was published by the Azhar in 1983 (page 153), the authors say decisively,

"The chapter of Repentance was revealed to raise the level of security which the infidels enjoyed because Muhammad had earlier made a covenant with them not to kill them. After that, this verse was given (9:5) in order to free God and Muhammad from any covenant with the infidels. It gives them four months in which they will be protected, but by the end of the four months (the end of the grace period), the order comes: Kill the infidels wherever you find them. Capture them, besiege them in their castles and fortresses until they are forced to accept Islam or be killed."

As you see, this verse was inspired in order to free Muhammad (and God) from any peaceful and protective covenant which Muhammad made with the people of Mecca, as if the covenant were shameful behavior from which Muhammad (and his God) must free themselves. Nothing remains after that except the pledge of war and massacre, as Ibn Hisham says later.

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya.

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya's book was published in Saudi Arabia (second edition) in 1981. In part 5, p. 90, this famous scholar tells us the following:

"When the prophet migrated from Mecca to Medina, God ordered him to fight those who fought him only. Then when the chapter of Repentance was revealed, God commanded His prophet to fight anyone who did not become a Muslim from among the Arabs, whether (that person) fought him or not. He did not command him to take the poll-tax from infidels."

This means that Arabs did not have a choice. They either had to embrace Islam or die by the sword. It is obvious then that God (according to the above interpretation) had ordered His prophet to fight anyone from among the Arabs who refused to become a Muslim whether he fought against Muhammad or not. This is overt aggression and unjustified attack against peaceful people.

Ibn Hisham: - Al Sohaily

In his book, "al-Rawd al-Anaf" which is the most famous book about Muhammad's life (part 4, p. 194), we read the following text: "When Muhammad conquered Mecca and the Arabs realized that they were not able to wage war against Muhammad, they accepted the Islamic faith. But some of the infidels continued to be as they were. (They used to make pilgrimages also because this practice was in vogue among the people hundreds of years before Muhammad). Then suddenly Muhammad sent someone to announce to the Tribe of Quraysh that no pilgrimage would be allowed for the infidels after that year (9H); none would enter paradise unless he were a Muslim. Muhammad was going to give the infidels a respite for four months, and after that there would not be a covenant except the covenant of the sword and war (lit: piercing and the strike of the sword). After this period, people entered Islam by hook or by crook, and anyone who did not become a Muslim fled the Arabian Peninsula."

Ibn Hisham already quoted Muhammad's famous words: "No two religions are to exist in the Arab Peninsula" (pp. 50, 51).

Ibn Kathir, Al-Baydawi-al-Tabari (The Pillars of Islam)

Isma'il Ibn Kathir reiterates the above interpretation on page 336 of his commentary. He also asserts that this verse (9:5) is the verse of the sword which abrogated any previous covenant between the prophet and the infidels. On pp. 246 and 247, the Baydawi borrows Ibn Kathir's explanation and indicates to us the four months which were Shawal, Dhu al-Qu'da, Dhu al-Hijja and Muharram. The Baydawi adds that after the elapse of these four months, the infidels must be taken as prisoners lest they enter Mecca. In this case, they don't have any choice except either to embrace Islam or to be killed. Al Tabari said the same words and the same explanation on p. 206, 207 of his commentary dar-el-Sheroq. Dr. Muhammad Sa'id al-Buti

We would like to conclude our discussion about this verse by referring to the opinion of one of the most eminent scholars of Azhar and the Islamic world. In his book, "The Jurisprudence of the Biography", he says,

"The verse (9:5) does not leave any room in the mind to conjecture about what is called defensive war. This verse asserts that Holy War which is demanded in Islamic law, is not defensive war (as the Western students of Islam would like to tell us) because it could legitimately be an offensive war. That is the apex and most honorable of all Holy wars" (pp. 323, 324).

Dr. Sa'id, I wish that Westerners would actually believe your statement! I wish that Western people would drop any notion that Holy war is a defensive war! You really astonish me, though, because you regard the offensive war designed to spread the faith to be legal as if you had never heard of an agency in New York called the United Nations or anything about human rights. You even say that offensive war is "the apex and the most honorable Holy War" among all wars!

Pertaining to the People of the Book

Explicitly and shamelessly, the Qur'an declares (Chapter of Repentance, 9:29),

"Fight against those who have been given the scripture but believe not in Allah nor the last day, and who forbid not that which Allah has forbidden by His messenger, and who follow not the religion of truth, until they pay the tribute willingly, being brought into submission" (p. 182, English copy by Saudi Arabian scholars).

Muslim scholars have agreed on the interpretation of this. transparent verse by which all the Muslim warriors were guided in their offensive, violent wars against peaceful people.

The Baydawi

In his book, "The Lights of Revelation", a commentary on the Qur'an, he remarks,

"Fight Jews and Christians because they violated the origin of their faith and they do not believe in the religion of the truth, namely Islam, which abrogated all other religions. Fight them until they pay the poll-tax with submission and humiliation" (page 252).

The Tabari

On page 210, the Tabari declares in his commentary that this verse is referring in particular to the people of the Book and has direct relation to the preceding verse (9:28). He said that the reason for the revelation of this verse (9:29) was that God had prohibited infidels from coming to the mosque for pilgrimage any more. They used to come with food and to trade. Muslims said, "Then, where can we get food?" They were afraid of poverty; thus God gave this verse so that they could collect money (the poll-tax) from the people of the Book.

This same interpretation is also found in the Apostle" by Ibn Hisham (p. 104 in part 4), and in the Jalalan. The rest of the scholars agree upon this interpretation. I would like to quote here the text of the two verses (9:28-29) because they really complement each other. The Qur'an says:

"O ye who believe! Truly the pagans are unclean, so let them not approach the sacred Mosque after this year, and if ye fear poverty, soon will Allah enrich you (if He wills) out of His bounty for Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise... fight against the people of the Book...." (to the end of verse 29).

The Tabari adds:

"The meaning of the Qur'anic statement: ... until they pay the poll-tax with submission and humiliation' (literally: to pay by hand and with forced submission) is that the Muslim will receive the tax imposed on Christians and Jews while he is sitting and they are standing. He will take it from their own hands since the Christian or the Jew should not send the money with a messenger but come himself and stand to pay it to the Muslim who will be sitting. The saying, 'with forced submission', also means with humiliation" (page 210).

The Jalalan (Al Suyti and 'Al Mahally)

On page 156, we find the same words and interpretation stated by the Tabari. Then he adds:

"The order to fight the people of the Book is because they do not prohibit what the apostle had forbidden such as wine."

Then he explains the humiliating procedure by which Christians have to pay the poll-tax-exactly as the Tabari described it.

Ibn Hisham Al Sohaily

In his book, "The Biography of the Apostle" (Al Road Al Anf, part 4, p. 201), Ibn Hisham repeats the above-mentioned quotation and adds,

"The poll-tax is to be paid by the Christian or the Jew forcibly and submissively. It is to spare their lives; that is, they pay it in lieu of being killed because if they did not pay it, they would be killed unless they intended to become Muslims, then they would be exempted from paying it."

The Shafi'i:

Lastly, we would like to refer to the Shafi'i's statement in his book, "The Ordinances of the Qur'an" (part 2, p. 50),

The apostle of God killed and captured (many) of the people of the Book until some of them embraced Islam, and he imposed the poll-tax on some others.”

For God's sake, Muhammad! You killed and captured Jews and Christians, who believe in one God-the followers of Moses and Jesus-and forced them either to embrace Islam or to pay the poll-tax!

In the same book and part, the Shafi'i summarizes the entire situation, whether in relation to infidels or to the people of the Book. He says,

"From idolaters and those who associate other gods with God, the poll-tax is not to be accepted. Either they believe in Islam or be killed, but the people of the Book can pay the poll-tax with submission and humiliation whether they are Arabs or non-Arabs" (pp. 52,53).

The Shafi'i adds in the same source (pp. 62-64) saying, "When the people of Islam became strong enough, God revealed the chapter of Repentance and ordained the fight against the people of the book until they pay the poll-tax."

If the reader wonders why, I would remind him of what the Tabari and Ibn Hisham said-Muslims were afraid of poverty and they wanted to acquire properties and bounties. Thus the Qur'an explained, "If you fear poverty, soon will Allah enrich you if He wills, out of His bounty... Fight... the people of the Book... until they pay the poll-tax."

Isn't this the same as crimes committed by bandits and pirates? Yet, this is exactly what Muhammad used to do. On various occasions, Muhammad himself attacked the caravans (or he would order his followers to do so) to plunder them.

In short, Islamic law calls for the death penalty for apostates and forces peaceful infidels (unbelievers) either to accept Islam or be killed. If they are the people of the Book, they have a choice either to be killed, to become Muslims, or to pay the poll-tax in humiliation. Where are human rights? Where is respect for the individual's freedom to choose the faith he wants?

CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM SCHOLARS CONCUR ON THE PRINCIPLE OF OFFENSIVE WAR

In addition to the foregoing quotations, I would like to add some statements which may have more bearing for international readers. I will include many other declarations quoted from publications of the Liberation Party in Jerusalem as made by another Muslim scholar.

"The Jurisprudence of the Biography" by al-Buti (7th ed.) published by the Azhar in Egypt

This book was revised by Al Azhar, so it is accepted by all Muslims and is well-known all over the Islamic world. It deals with Muhammad's biography, interprets it and comments on the most famous events of his life. The author states (page 324) that the offensive war is legal. He literally uses these words,

"The concept of Holy War in Islam does not take into consideration whether (the war is) a defensive or an offensive war. Its goal is the exaltation of the Word of God and the construction of Islamic society and the establishment of God's Kingdom on Earth regardless of the means. The means would be offensive warfare. In this case it is the apex, the most noble Holy War. It is legal to carry on a Holy War." The implications are plain enough-there is no need for comment. Then he adds on p. 242,

"Defensive warfare in Islam is nothing but a phase of the Islamic mission which the prophet practiced. After that, it was followed by another phase; that is, calling all people to embrace Islam so that nothing less would be acceptable from atheists and those who associate other deities with God than that they embrace Islam. Also, nothing would be acceptable from the people of the Book except conversion to Islam or being subjugated to Muslim rule. In addition, there is the command to fight anyone who attempts to stand in its way. Now, after the domination of Islamic rule is in place, and its mission complete, it is meaningless (in regard to Holy War) to (talk about) defensive wars, as some of the researchers do. Otherwise, what does Muhammad's statement mean (as it is related by the Bukhari), 'They would not invade you, but you invade them'?"

It is obvious that defensive warfare was a temporary phase in Muhammad's strategy. After that, a second phase followed which was offensive war, a legal tool for holy war. In this phase, people were not left to enjoy their status quo, but were invaded and they suffered the horrors of the war, though they did not attempt to start a war or to invade the Muslims. It is as Muhammad said: "They will not invade you, but you are those who will invade them." Why? Is it an order to impose Islam on infidels or to kill them? Or (as is the case with the people of the Book) are they either to accept Islam, fight a war, or surrender and pay the poll-tax with humiliation?

This is an explicit declaration and Dr. Buti does not hide the truth. To the contrary, he boasts of it and asserts that it is wrong to regard Islamic wars as defensive wars. He insists that this is a false concept which some researchers have reiterated along with Western nations in order to halt the Islamic march.

Let the entire world listen to the opinion of one of the most famous Muslim scholars from the Azhar University as he demands the resumption of war to conquer the world. He says (pages 265 and 266),

"The concept by which the mission directed itself from the beginning of Muhammad's migration to Medina to the Hudaybiyya treaty, was simply a defensive phase of the plan. During this stage, the prophet did not initiate an attack or start an invasion, but after the treaty of Hudaybiyya, the prophet intended to enter a new, essential phase in accordance with Islamic law. This was the phase of fighting those who heard the message but arrogantly rejected it. This phase, by the act of Muhammad and his word, has become a legal decree, according to Muslims in every age until the day of resurrection!"

I wonder, "Why should Muhammad fight them? Is it because they rejected his faith that he should fight with them?" The Azhari scholar answers, "Yes, because they arrogantly refused to believe in him,, so he added this new stage of war, that is, the phase of fighting unbelievers. This came after the completion of the defensive period which followed the treaty of Hudaybiyya. It has become (according to Muslims) legal in every age until the day of resurrection."

Dr. Buti continues:

"...This is the concept which professional experts of thought attempt to conceal from the eyes of Muslims by claiming that anything that is related to a holy war in Islamic law is only based on defensive warfare to repel an attack" (page 266).

Many have thought as much, but it is obvious from this statement that defensive warfare is an attempt made by Western thinkers to hide from the eyes of Muslims the reality of offensive warfare. If we wonder why Western thinkers do that, Dr. Buti continuing ideal which will last to the day of resurrection. It is a plan in which it is incumbent on all Muslims to fight (in the cause of God) those who reject Islam. This concept started in the sixth year of the Hegira and continues to the present.

As Dr. Buti endeavors to justify the principle of offensive warfare, he remarks that offensive war is the most noble of all wars and the verses (chapter 9:29 and 9:5) do not leave any room in the imagination for defensive warfare. He addresses his readers,

"You may wonder now: Where is the wisdom of forcing infidels and their associates to embrace Islam? How could the mind set of the twentieth century understand such matters? The answer is: We wonder where the wisdom is when the state forces an individual to be subjugated to its system and philosophy despite the freedom he possesses? How can it be reasonable for the state to have the right to subjugate its citizens to the laws, principles, and ordinances it enacts, while the creator of all does not have the right to subjugate them to His authority and to convert them from every creed or faith to His religion?" (pages 266 and 267).

I would like to ask you, Dr. Sa'id El Buti, you who are a contemporary scholar at the Azhar University: How can people of the twentieth century understand and accept your logic of imposing a certain religion on a person with the death penalty as the only alternative? Would it not be more reasonable for Muslims to understand and accept the concept of human rights and the freedom to embrace the creed a person wishes to believe, in accordance with his conviction? We take into consideration your circumstances and we understand that you would be likely to defend Islam and the Qur'an. You would be likely to defend Muhammad's behavior, sayings, and all that his companions and successors did, but let me tell you that twentieth century thinking rejects your attitude.

On the other hand, who told you that the state and its rulers have the right to impose regulations and systems on their citizens as they wish? Don't you know that the people of modern countries in Europe and America vote on the constitution they feel is appropriate for them? They even elect their rulers as well as the people's assemblies, such as parliament. The people in these democratic countries have the authority to remove the leaders of the state if they fail to act in accordance with their constitutions which were established by free elections and public vote.

Maybe you are comparing yourself to the governments of underdeveloped countries (like most of the Arab and Islamic countries) which are characterized by the rule of one individual and are characterized by tyranny, terrorism and the neglect of human rights. Woe to the one who opposes the ruler or dares to change his Islamic religion! Some Islamic countries subject him to Islamic law and carry out the orders of Muhammad and his successors by sentencing him to death immediately. Other countries are content to put him in jail and torment him for a while.

Dr. Sa'id, what makes you think that God's character is similar to the character of the rulers of these tyrannical states? We pray that the time will come when there is freedom for evangelism and the preaching of the Gospel in the Arab world for the benefit of the Arab people-first and last.

God (the only eternal, true God) is not the one who exists in your mind or the one about whom Muhammad preached, but He is the God of love and freedom. He is the God of Christian revelation. The true God is not a God who demands that a poll-tax be paid to Muhammad, or a God of capturing women and children, or of slaughtering the men of peaceful towns if they do not become Muslims. Yours is an imaginary God who does not exist. The true God says,

"Let the one who thirsts, come. And the one who desires, let 5 him take the water of life freely" (Rev. 22: 17).

He also says,

"Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, "Come, buy and eat... let your soul delight itself in abundance" (Isa. 55:1-2).

Arab Scholars in Jerusalem

"The Book of the Islamic State" by Taqiy al-Din al-Nabahan was published in 1953. It encapsulates the entire issue in simple, plain style and with explicitly few words. It will suffice to quote four self-explanatory paragraphs which need no comment because they are obvious.

On pages 112, 113, and 117, Taqiy al-Din says,

"The foreign policy of Islamic states must be to carry the Islamic mission to the world by way of holy war. This process has been established through the course of the ages from the time the apostle settled down until the end of the last Islamic state which was ruled by Islamic law. This process has never been changed at all. The apostle Muhammad, from the time he founded the state in the city Yathrib, prepared an army and began holy war to remove the physical barriers which hinder the spread of Islam.

"He subdued the tribe of Quraysh as a body, along with other similar groups until Islam prevailed all over the Arabian peninsula. Then the Islamic state started to knock at the doors of other states to spread Islam. Whenever it found that the nature of the existing system in these states was a barrier which prevented the spread of the mission, they saw it as inevitable that the system be removed. So holy war continued as a means of spreading Islam. Thus by holy war, countries and regions were conquered. By holy war, kingdoms and states were removed and Islam ruled the nations and peoples. "The glorious Qur'an has revealed to Muslims the reasons for fighting and the ordinance of holy war and it declares that it is to carry the message of Islam to the entire world. There are several verses which command the Muslims to fight for the cause of Islam. Therefore, carrying the Islamic mission is the basis on which the Islamic state was established, the Islamic army was founded, and holy war was ordained. All the conquests were achieved accordingly. Fulfilling the Islamic mission will restore the Islamic state to the Muslims."

Then he adds on pages 113, 114, and 115,

"If holy war is the established, unchangeable means of spreading Islam, then political activities become a necessity before initiating the fight. If we besiege the infidels, we would call them to embrace Islam first. If they accept Islam, they become part of the Islamic community, but if they reject Islam, they have to pay the poll-tax. If they pay it, they spare their blood and properties, but if they refuse to pay the poll-tax, then fighting them becomes lawful."

Readers, please note that these same words and principles are confirmed by all the Muslim scholars who are well acquainted with the sayings and deeds of Muhammad and his successors.

On pages 115 and 116 Taqiy al-Din indicates again, this historical statement,

"The Islamic system is a universal system, thus it was natural that it would spread, and natural that countries would be conquered. Here the apostle is receiving from Muslims the pledge of 'aqaba the Second, making a pact with him to fight all people. Those Muslims were the core of the army of the Islamic state whose military task was to carry the Islamic mission. The apostle of God had designed the plan of conquest before his death, then after him, his successors undertook the responsibility of implementing this plan when they started conquering the countries. Later, the Islamic conquests followed successively on this basis. People's resistance or rejection does not matter because the Islamic system is for all people in all countries."

Let the reader ponder these words and judge for himself. "People's resistance or rejection does not matter because Islam is for all people"; namely, by force, conquest, and war.

But I would like to state here that Christianity is also a universal system, and it is for all people. Christ said,

"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature..." (Mark 16:15).

Anyone who believes will be saved and whoever does not believe, God will judge. Christ did not say, "Go into the world and preach. Whoever believes becomes one of our nation, and whoever does not believe should pay the poll-tax to the Christian army or be put to death." He did not say that! This is a crucial difference, my dear reader, between Christ and Muhammad, between Christianity and Islam.

THE BLOODY HISTORY OF ISLAM

Having surveyed the incidents which took place during the life of Muhammad, it is appropriate to mention the events which occurred after his death and how the Caliphs who succeeded him carried out the same principles of Muhammad and the Qur'anic instructions. The history of Islam talks to us with two bloodied hands-first is the blood of peaceful people who safely inhabited the land until they were invaded by the Muslim armies which marched from the Arab Peninsula after the death of Muhammad. In the name of spreading the religion, they killed millions of people, and in the name of exalting the word of God, they plundered properties and divided the "booty" of women and children among themselves, the same as Muhammad did in the course of his campaigns. These Arab Islamic armies obeyed Muhammad's orders and the Qur'anic commands. They believed that spreading Islam and taking the material abundance came from God. The Qur'an explicitly says,

"Allah promises you much booty (spoils of war) that you will capture" (Chapter 48:20).

Muslim scholars do not negate these historically confirmed facts, but rather they brag about them, and their books (both old and modern) are filled with the details of these events. They mention them with pride, and they are glad to explain and demonstrate how the Arab Islamic armies attacked all the Persian lands and part of the Byzantine territories and occupied them. They could tell you how these armies took over Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Turkey, and, of course, Libya and all of Africa until the Muslim army reached the borders of China and the regions of Iran. Even Spain had fallen into their hands for hundreds of years. They proceeded then toward France, but they were stopped in the battle of Tours at the hands of Charles Martel. These wars were offensive wars of the first degree. Islam dominated these countries. Nowadays, all Muslim countries belong to the under-developed third world.

Before we let the Muslim chroniclers narrate to us what happened, it is fit here to clarify a very significant issue about which many people inquire.

The Cross Denounces the Crusades

The Crusades were bitter wars led by the princes of Europe for a period of time without any justification except ruthlessness of the heart and faithlessness of those leaders, who (despite their claims that they were attempting to deliver the Christians in the Islamic East from the persecution of the Muslims) were not true believers in Christ or in His teachings. Where in the Gospel do we find any call for war? In this study, we compare Christ with Muhammad, the Gospel with the Qur'an, the sublime teaching of Christianity with the clear teachings of Islam.

1. Did Christ lead any war to spread the faith, to divide the booty and to capture women to enslave them for himself and for his followers?

2. Did Christ order His followers to do so?

3. Did he order Peter to sheath his sword when he unsheathed it and struck the servant of the Jewish high priest when Christ's enemies hastened to arrest him?

4. Did Christ's successors and disciples wage wars and march into battle to take poll-taxes and to spread Christianity?

These are the conclusive questions which reveal the difference between Christ and Muhammad, between Christianity and Islam. If some Christians came after hundreds of years had elapsed and committed such detestable things, Christ and Christianity would certainly denounce such deeds. On the other hand, the Islamic wars were waged by Muhammad himself, then by his relatives and companions who lived with him day after day and to whom he promised paradise.

The other important thing is that they were executing the unequivocal teachings of both Muhammad and the Qur'an which we mentioned previously in this chapter. We have many books which all talk thoroughly and in detail about the offensive wars. The most famous of these books, "The Chronicles of Al-Tabari; Ibn Khaldun; Ibn Kathir" and "The History of the Caliphs" by the Suyuti. The entire Islamic world relies on these books.

Among the contemporary scholars who rely on these sources and quote from them is Dr. Abu Zayd Shalabi, professor of civilization at the Azhar University. His respected book, "al-Khulafa' al-Rashidun" (The Rightly Guided Caliphs, or successors) from which we quoted when we discussed the wars of apostasy, examines these things. We have selected a few quotations from these sources and references because they almost all repeat each other. These events are well-known and confirmed by all Muslims. They are taught in the public schools in all the Islamic countries, especially in the Arab world.

"The Rightly Guided Caliphs" by Dr. Abu Zayd Shalabi

Dr. Abu Zayd Shalabi discusses the Islamic wars which were initiated by the four caliphs who succeeded Muhammad and who, at the same time, were his favored relatives. These caliphs are: Abu Bakr, 'Umar, 'Uthman and 'Ali. Muhammad married 'Aisha, daughter of Abu Bakr, and Hafesa, daughter of 'Umar. 'Uthman married Ruqayya, the daughter of Muhammad, then after her death, he married her sister Um Kalthum. 'Ali was married to Muhammad's youngest daughter, Fatima al-Zahra.

On pages 35-38, Dr. Abu Zayd remarks,

"Muhammad had prepared an army to invade the borders of Syria. When Muhammad died Abu Bakr sent an army headed by Usama Ibn Zayd and 'Umar Ibn al-Khattab. The army marched towards southern Palestine and invaded some parts of the land, frightened the people and captured some booty."

At the beginning of page 70, Dr. Abu Zayd talks about the Islamic conquests and indicates that at the inception of the year 12 of Hajira, Abu Bakr ordered Khalid Ibn al-Walid to invade Persian lands and to seize the ports near Iraq. Khalid marched with the army, but before he started the war, he sent his famous message to Hermez, one of the Iraqi Generals, "Embrace Islam, or pay the poll-tax, or fight." The Hermez declined to accept any of these terms but war. The Persians were defeated in this battle and Khalid seized the booty and sent Abu Bakr one-fifth of the spoils of war, exactly as they were accustomed to send to Muhammad. One-fifth of the booty belonged to God and to Muhammad.

Abu Bakr presented Khalid with the Hermez's tiara which was inlaid with gems. Dr. Abu Zayd says the value of the gems amounted to 100,000 dirham (p. 73). After that, the successful, savage invasions continued against other countries which could not repel the forces of Islam. This Azhar scholar tells us that in the battle of Alees which took place on the border of Iraq, Khalid killed 70,000 people! He was so brutal in his attack that the nearby river was mixed with their blood (p. 75).

On p. 77, Dr. Abu Zayd mentions another country which surrendered to Khalid. Khalid demanded that they pay 190,000 dirhams. When he attacked Ayn al-Tamr in Iraq, its people took shelter in one of the fortresses. Khalid laid siege to the fortress and forced them to come out. He killed all of them mercilessly. They had done nothing against him or against the Muslims except that they refused to embrace Islam and to recognize Muhammad as an apostle of God. The Muslims seized all that they found in the fortress along with forty young men who were studying the Gospel. Khalid captured them and divided them among the Muslims (refer to p. 81).

It is well-known that Khalid Ibn al-Walid was a very brutal, vicious man. His relentlessness made 'Umar Ibn al-Khattab ask Abu Bakr to kill him or at least to depose him because he killed another Muslim in order to marry his wife! Abu Bakr did not listen, but when 'Umar became the second caliph, he deposed him immediately This was 'Umar's opinion about Khalid. Yet, to Muhammad, the prophet of Muslims, Khalid was one of the best among his relatives and warriors.

On page 134, Abu Zayd relates that when Khalid besieged another town called Qinnasrin which belonged to the Byzantine Empire, its people were so afraid that they hid themselves from him. He sent them a message in which he said: "Even if you hide in the cloud, God will lift us up to you or He will lower you down to us." They asked for a peace treaty, but he refused and killed them all. Then he eradicated the town. These are the words of Dr. Abu Zayd which we faithfully relay to you.

Dr. Abu Zayd continues to list the names of the towns and the regions which the Islamic army invaded after the fall of 'Ain al-Tamr. He says: "By the end of the year 12, Hajira, Abu Bakr became interested in Syria (Al Sham). He issued orders to four of his great generals and designated for each one of them a country which he was given to invade. He assigned Damascus to Yazid, Jordan to Sharhabil, Homs to Abu 'Ubayda and Palestine to 'Umru Ibn al-'As.

We wonder: Are these wars defensive wars or are they definitely offensive wars and unjustified military invasions? Abu Bakr's era ends during the famous battle of Yarmick in which tens of thousands were slain for no reason except to impose religion by force, capturing women and plundering the properties. Muslims claim that Abu Bakr died from eating poisoned food a few months before.

When 'Umar was elected to the Caliphate, he deposed Khalid Ibn al-Walid and replaced him immediately with Abu 'Ubayda. The Caliphate (ruling period) of 'Umar Ibn al-Khattab. The Invasion of Persia

'Umar Ibn al-Khattab sent Sa'd Ibn Abi Waqqas to invade Persia. He camped in al-Qaddisia near the river Euphrates. Dr. Abu Zayd narrates for us a very important incident (pages 117-118) which we would like to examine. The author says:

"Sa'd sent some of his followers (among them the Mu'man Ibn Maqrin to Yazdagird, one of the Persian generals) who asked him, 'What enticed you and brought you to invade us?' (Ibn Maqrin) said to him, 'Choose for yourself either Islam or the poll-tax or the sword.' The Persian general became very angry and said to him, 'Had it not been (the custom that messengers should not be killed), I would have killed you. Go; you have nothing to do with me.

Ibn Khaldun confirms this incident in the end of the second volume of his famous history book (pages 94-96). He says, "Rustan, the Persian general, said to one of Sa'd's messengers, 'You were poor and we used to provide you with plenty of food. Why do you invade us now?"

It was obvious that the Persians had never thought to invade the Arabs, but they used to send them plenty of food because of the poverty of the Arab peninsula. Never-the-less, the Arabs seized the opportunity to invade Persia after they realized that the Persians had been weakened by its wars with the Byzantine Empire and their own internal problems. Thus, they repaid. compassion with wickedness and goodness with evil. The question which the Persian general Sa'd asked was a logical one, "Why do you attack us? Did we mistreat you?" The answer was also very clear, "You have three options!" Dr. Abu Zayd says on in p. 123:

"Sa'd seized (after the battle of Qadisiyya) all that was in the treasury of Khusro of money and treasure. It was so plentiful that each Arab horseman received 12,000 dirham."

The Invasion of Damascus

On pages 131 and 132 of the same book, "The Rightly Guided Caliphs," the author indicates,

"Abu 'Ubayda marched towards Damascus and besieged it for seventy nights. He cut off all supplies while its inhabitants were pleading for help and assistance. Then Khalid attacked the city and massacred thousands of people. (They were forced) to ask for a peace treaty. Abu 'Ubayda turned over the rule of Damascus to Yazid and ordered him to invade the neighboring (cities). He attacked Sidon, Beirut, and others." The Attack on Jerusalem

On pages 136 and 137, we read about the attack of 'Umru Ibn al-'as on Jerusalem. He besieged it for four months. Then its Christian inhabitants agreed to pay the poll-tax and to surrender to 'Umar Ibn al-Khattab, the caliph. 'Umar made the trip to Jerusalem and laid the foundation of the mosque. With that, the conquest of Syria was accomplished, but as the pestilence (plague) raged, many of the high-ranking generals of the Islamic army died, among them Abu Ubayda, Yazid and Sharahbil.

The Invasion of Wealthy Egypt

On pages 141 and 142, the author narrates how the invasion and occupation of Egypt were accomplished. Among the justifications which 'Umru Ibn al-'As presented to 'Umar which convinced him to allow 'Umru to attack Egypt were the following:

"Egypt's abundance and yields are plentiful. The conquest of Egypt would gain for the Muslims a foothold in Syria and make it easier for them to invade Africa to spread Islam."

It is important to mark 'Umru's statement that "Egypt's abundance and yields are plentiful." Eventually Egypt and Africa were both conquered.

On pages 145 and 146, the professor of civilization at the Azhar relates how 'Umru besieged the Fortress of Babylon (south of ancient Egypt) for a full month, and that he said to the messengers of the Muqawqis, the governor of Egypt,

"There is nothing between us and you except three things: (1) Embrace Islam, become our brethren and you will have what we have and you will be subjected to what we are subjected (in this case they would pay alms to the treasury of the state).

(2) If you refuse that, you are obligated to pay tribute with humiliation.

(3) War.

"The Muqawqis attempted to offer them something different, but they rejected it. At last, after a fight, he accepted the second condition, namely to pay tribute and to be subjugated to Islamic rule. The Muslims entered Egypt."

On page 147 and 148 Abu Zayd describes the conquest of Alexandria and denies that the Muslims burned the famous library of Alexandria. Yet he admits that many chroniclers have mentioned that 'Umar Ibn al-Khattab ordered 'Umru to burn it entirely.

After the conquest and the occupation of Egypt, the author says (page 151) that 'Umru wanted to secure this conquest from the west by conquering Tripoli of Libya, and from the south by seizing Ethiopia. Thus at the close of the year 21 H. as Ibn Khaldun and Yaqut al-Kindi remarked (that is in the first half of the year 643 A.D. as Ibn al Athir and other chroniclers said), "Umru marched on with his horsemen towards Tripoli."

On page 153 he adds:

"Umru besieged Tripoli for a month. It was a well-fortified city. At last a group of Muslims infiltrated the city and fought some of the Byzantines who soon fled. 'Umar entered the city and captured all that was in it, then he assailed the city of Sabra without warning and conquered it by force. He seized all that could be seized from it. Then he sent his army to Ethiopia, but he failed to enter it and suffered great losses. The skirmishes continued until a peace treaty was signed during the time of 'Uthman Ibn 'Affan."

Are these wars considered defensive? What is an offensive war then?

During the Caliphate of 'Uthman Ibn 'Affan On pages 167 and 168, the book tells us:

"Uthman ordered 'Abdalla Ibn Abi al-Sarh to invade Africa, then he sent Abdalla Ibn al-Zubayr. They slaughtered thousands of the people among them their king, Jayan, and they captured booty."

These are the words of Dr. Abu Zayd in his famous book, "The Rightly Guided Caliphs". We have quoted him word for word. Let the reader ponder these words and judge for himself. What is the crime of these people, whether in Africa or Syria or Egypt or in other countries? Muslims say-That was for the exaltation of God's word. God the compassionate, the Merciful!

The Wars to spread Islam

On pages 66 and 67 Dr. Abu Zayd confesses clearly, "The thing which compelled Abu Bakr to invade Persia and the Byzantine Empire was not to seize their abundance, but rather to spread Islam. This claim is based on evidence that the generals of the Islamic armies used to call the countries to embrace Islam before they started fighting them. Khalid Ibn al-Walid sent a message to the princes of Persia saying: 'After all, accept Islam and you will be safe, or pay the tribute; otherwise I will come to you with a people who desire death as you desire drinking wine.

Is this the truth? Yes and no, Dr. Abu Zayd! Yes, we accept your confession that the war was to spread Islam. We agree that spreading Islam was an essential incentive for war. We are content with your unequivocal confession in regard to this matter. We have written these pages in order to denote these facts and nothing more to prove that Islam was spread by sword and that the Islamic wars were offensive wars. Your confirmation and faithful narration of history in "The Rightly Guided Caliphs" have helped us to prove this fact. Thank you.

Yet, we disagree with you when you claim that material abundance was not another reason for these wars. We will not allow you to conceal this obvious fact because you yourself have unintentionally alluded to it when you listed the reasons for the invasion of Egypt-among them were "the abundance of Egypt and its yields". More than that, ponder what the Qur'an says in Chapter 48:20:

"Allah (God) promises you much booty that you will capture" (Qur'an).

Or let us listen to Muhammad's explicit statement in which he (after exhorting his warriors to fight bravely) promised the plunder of the country. Did you forget, Dr. Abu Zayd, what Muhammad said? Let me remind you. Muhammad said, "You see, God will soon make you inherit their land, their treasures and make you sleep with their women" (Lit: make their women's beds for you).

These plain, disgraceful words are recorded by Ibn Hisham on page 182 Vol. II, of his famous book, "Al Rod AL Anf", which all the researchers regard as a reliable reference. Thus, when Muslims invaded a certain land incited by the desire to possess the land, treasures, and women, they were actually fulfilling God's promise as it was stated in the Qur'an and in Muhammad's pledge.

"The Beginning and the End," by Ibn Kathir (vol. 7)

We would like to quote a few incidents from this book by Ibn Kathir who is one of the ancient Muslim scholars and chroniclers and a reliable source for all students of Islamic history. On page 2, we read the following,

"At the inception of the year 13 of the Hajira, Abu Bakr was determined to draft soldiers to send them to Syria in compliance with the words of the Qur'an: Fight... those who were given the Scripture (Chapter 9:9); and also follow the example of the apostle of God who gathered the Muslims together to invade Syria before his death."

He also adds on page 9:

"When Abu Bakr sent Khalid to Iraq, Abu Hurayra, who was one of Muhammad's companions, used to exhort Muslims to fight by telling them: 'Hasten to the Houris' (fair, black-eyed women)."

Those Houris are the nymphs of paradise who are particularly designated for the enjoyment of Muslims.

"The Blood of the Byzantine is more delicious', Khalid said!"

On page 10, Ibn Khathir tells us that when the Byzantine leaders rejected Islam or paying tribute, Khalid told them,

"We are people who drink blood. We were told that there is no blood that is more delicious than the blood of the Byzantines."

Such words well suit people like Khalid, Muhammad's beloved friend and relative.

On page 13 we read the following,"Gregorius, one of the great princes of the Byzantines, said to Khalid: 'What do you call us for?' Khalid answered him: 'That you testify that there is no God but the only God and that Muhammad is His messenger and apostle, and to acknowledge all that Muhammad received from God (namely pilgrimage, fasting of Ramadan, etc.).' Gregorius said to him: 'And if these are not accepted?' Khalid responded, 'Then pay the tribute.' Gregorius said to him: 'If we do not give the tribute?' Khalid said: 'Then war!"

Ibn Kathir acknowledges (on page 21) that when the Muslims conquered Damascus, they seized St. John's church and converted it into the largest mosque in Damascus today (The Umayyad Mosque). On page 55, we read also about the invasion of Jerusalem. On page 123, he states,

"Umar Ibn al-Khattab wrote to Abdil-Rahman Ibn Rabi'a ordering him to invade the Turks (Turkey today)."

The Second Invasion of Africa

On page 165 Ibn Kathir records for us that:

"The second invasion of Africa was accomplished because its people broke their pledge. That was in year 33 of the Hajira (The Moslem Calendar)."

Of course, the people of Africa broke the pledge because that pledge was imposed on them by force in lieu of death. Yet Muslims killed thousands of them. Ibn Kathir already mentioned in page 151 that,

"Uthman Ibn 'Affan ordered 'Abdalla Ibn Sa'd to invade Africa. [He told him] 'If you conquer it take 1/25 of its booty.' 'Abdalla Ibn Sa'd marched towards it at the head of an army of 20,000 soldiers. He conquered it and killed multitudes of people from among its inhabitants until the remnant were converted to Islam and became subject to the Arabs. 'Abdalla took his portion of the booty as 'Uthman told him, then he divided the rest.

How unfortunate were the African people! They were invaded by the Arabs who killed thousands of them, divided the booty, and forced the remnant to embrace Islam. When they broke the pact, the Muslims attacked them again. But are the black African people the only unfortunate people? Or are all the people of Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Libya, all the Arab tribes, Spain, even the people of China and India, Cyprus and the Kurds, all the unfortunate peoples? All of these are unfortunate nations who became the victims of Islamic Law which detests human rights and persistently ignores their freedom.

The Invasion of Cyprus and the Kurds

Ibn Kathir tells us that in the year 28 of the Hajira, the conquest of Cyprus was accomplished after 'Abdulla Ibn al-Zubayr slaughtered a multitude of people-as usual. Ibn Khaldun also tells the story of the Kurds. In page 124 of Vol. II, he says,

"Muslims met a number of Kurds. They called them to embrace Islam or pay the tribute. When they refused to do so they killed them and captured their women and children, then divided the booty."

As we see, Ibn Khaldun along with Ibn Kathir, al-Tabari and other chroniclers, ancient and contemporary such as Dr. Abu Zayd, recorded all the Islamic historical events in detail. Moreover, on every occasion Arab newspapers allude boastfully to these memorial episodes of Islamic history and shed light on these savage, wild offensive wars. For instance, we read in the prestigious Ahram newspaper which is published in Egypt, the following,

"During the era of the Caliph 'Umar Ibn 'Abdul-'Aziz, Ibn Qutayba in the year 88H, he invaded some of the neighboring countries of Iran such as Bukhara, and Samarq and marched close to the Chinese border" (refer to the Ahram, Mary 26, 1986, p. 13).

In his book, "The Beginning and the End" (part 9), Ibn Kathir narrates in detail the history of this belligerent general, Ibn Qutayba. He records the story of his campaigns and refers to his biography.

We would like to conclude this chapter with a brief summary which Taqiy al-Din al-Nabahani presents in his book, "The Islamic State" (pp. 121 and 122). He summarizes the history of Islamic offensive wars against the neighboring peaceful countries by saying,

"Muhammad had begun to send troops and initiate campaigns against the Syrian borders such as the campaign of Mu'ta and Tabuk. Then the rightly guided caliphs ruled after him and the conquest continued. (The Arabs) conquered Iraq, Persia, and Syria whose faith was Christianity and which were inhabited by the Syrians, Armenians, some Jews and some Byzantines. Then Egypt and North Africa were conquered. When the Umayyad took over after the rightly guided caliphs, they conquered the Sind, Khawarizm, and Samarqand. They annexed them to the lands of the Islamic state."

According to all Muslim chroniclers, it is well documented that Armenia and Morocco were conquered during the era of 'Abdul-Malik Ibn Marwan. When his son, al-Walid, assumed the throne, he invaded India and Andalusia..

Also, Dr. 'Afifi Abdul-Fattah, the Muslim scholar, encapsulates the whole principle in a few explicit, straightforward words, as he says (page 382 of his famous book "The Spirit of the Islamic Religion"),

"Islam has acknowledged war in order to exalt the word of God. This is a fight for God's cause."

He also adds in p. 390,

"Before the Islamic state declares war against another state, it should give (the other state) the choice between Islam, tribute or war."

We need not say anything more than that. Maybe this is what Muslims mean when they say, "We believe in human freedom and man's right to choose according to his own will! We present him with three options, and he has the right to chose as he wishes- either to become a Muslim and pay alms to the Caliph of the Muslims, or pay the tribute and submit to Islamic rule, or we kill him."

Has the veil been removed?

Is the deception over?

Judge for yourself.

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AFFLUENZA DISEASE  

By: General Deborah Green

Just what is “Affluenza”? It is a pernicious killer disease (epidemic of stress, debt and insatiable lust for “stuff and things”—affluence + influenza). Thank God, we of Miracle River are not affected by the buy/consume syndrome as those all around us: we live a sacrificial life, simple and free from the lust for “stuff and things” that puts one in the prisonhouse of debt FOREVER!

The infamous “Jones Family”, the ones Americans have all been trying to keep up with for years, are even facing very hard times in these hard times.

Is an outbreak of “Affluenza” sweeping your area afresh and anew? or are your neighbors just “hanging on til the going-on comes on”?

The symptoms of “Affluenza” are “swollen expectations” and “hyper-commercialism”, like the slick trash you see on your one-eyed devil, your devilvision, I mean television. You see the ads everywhere . . . all over America, an ugly sight for sore eyes! Other obvious symptoms are “brain rot and heart trouble, shopping fever, credit-card mania, a rash of bankruptcies, fractured and hurting families, chronic stress, social scars and endless exhaustion”. This is “Affluenza” . . . China style!

There is no doubt about it, Americans are sick, dying, even rotting in their recliners, too stressed out and exhausted to relieve their bloated bladders and compacted bowels. This “stuff and things” disease is a serious malady; with over-consumption and materialism, Americans are headed to an early grave in a Wal-Mart shopping cart. Communities all across this nation are nothing but junkyards for “stuff and things”. Our environment—physical, social, and spiritual—are polluted beyond help by the materialistic lifestyle. Our “consumer friendly” culture is glutted with worthless trash from all over the world, especially junk from China.

Voluntary simplicity”, meaning the general principle, is one of the greatest cures for “Affluenza” . . . along with, and above all, a daily Gos-pill (the Gospel of Christ).

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[The term “Affluenza” and some of the following information was adapted from a documentary aimed at exposing this horrible disease.]

Religion of Materialism

AMERICA IS following the religion of materialism. It says it is Christian, but it hasn’t been really Christian for over two generations or longer. America believes in “stuff and things”. In America, the belief is that “stuff and things” will make everyone happy and satisfied. But America is MISERABLE, and what happened is that it left its true lover, God, to pursue such nonsense.

Things” will not satisfy that desire in you that only God will. Man was made to serve God. That is the first calling, and unless he does that, he will not find any fulfillment in this life.

Riches are deceitful. The Bible clearly says this. The Bible clearly warns against riches: 1 Timothy 6:10 states, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” Yet many churches teach the prosperity message and denote money as being a sign of Christian success. Nothing could be farther from the truth. True Christian success is in fulfilling the will of the Father over our lives.

AFFLUENZA!!”

AFFLUENZA IS a plague in this nation where we see everyone on an endless treadmill of getting “stuff and things” and never being satisfied or fulfilled with what they get. People think if they get this new material thing or that new thing that it is going to make them happy, and yet it never does. People who are under the influences of this PLAGUE are more stressed, have more health problems, and have all kinds of problems in their relationships. Money and materialism don’t buy happiness.

Studies have shown that people who have very little or almost nothing in the material realm and who just live a simple life are much more fulfilled and happy. In fact, a very high percentage of marital problems that end in divorce are over money.

Community-living is an alternative to the materialistic lifestyle. It is an alternative in that even worldly people can learn to get together and pool their resources, eat together, take care of one another’s children and thereby use fewer resources and spend less money than the average American family. The people who practice some sort of community pooling of resources are more happy.

We see that getting the latest gadget is not going to make anyone satisfied: it is probably going to just cause you more problems, and you’ll have to pay for it! It is better to live a simple life and be happy with what you have than to seek fulfillment in getting the latest trinket, because it never brings the joy and happiness that the marketing people say it will.

The Love of Stuff

IT IS amazing how much, in about fifty years, America has been consumed with the love of stuff and things to the point of homes being broken apart every day and lives falling apart because of the lust and love of material goods. Nowadays, both parents are gone working, and so the kids are left to themselves a good portion of the time. All this is done in a supposed effort to “get ahead”.

Where did all of this come in? After World War II, Christian men and women started throwing off Biblical guidelines of temperance and the principles of living a moderate lifestyle within the means of their income. They started looking for the “comfortable” and the “flashy”. Now the whole country is consumed with MATERIAL LUST to the point it is KILLING THEM physically and spiritually. A small percentage of people have realized the dilemma they are in and they have cut themselves back from overindulgence—yet they are only treating their problems at the surface level.

The truth is, we have strayed from the laws and morals of God. We must get our relationship back into right-standing with God. We, as a nation, have given preeminence to every other thing in our life except to the One who created us and the One who died for us. In our lust for the stuff and things, we have contaminated the whole world with the same filth we have given ourselves to.

Let God cleanse your heart from the idols of materialism and self-love. That is what will change things in our own lives and the lives of others.

Materialism: God of America?

WE HAVE seen an epidemic in America in the last fifty years, an epidemic of AFFLUENZA. People are so self-indulgent and self-absorbed, it is causing Americans to be stressed out and only concerned with how much stuff and things they can accumulate. It is a POSSESSION OVERLOAD whereby the possessions own and control the consumer, the person is powerless to stop his or her compulsion to go out and buy. Even now, people are ordering and consuming via the Internet—so they don’t even have to worry about going out!

Interestingly, “consumer” is from the root word “consumption”, which had a bad connotation in years past, associated with the dreaded disease tuberculosis.

Large corporations are targeting the youth: kids have money, and they have influence and power over their parents which makes them a large buying segment of society. The “kid power” is the second largest market to be targeted and so the corporations are going for their money. Even the younger kids are demanding that their parents buy the “best”. Junior- and senior-high school students DREAD to show up at school in hand-me-down clothes, as they would not be accepted.

People cannot budget their income anymore. What a SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS it has turned out to be when the American people are under the epidemic of AFFLUENZA.

The Lie of the “American Dream”

SINCE AMERICANS have departed from the truth of the Scriptures which tell us, “godliness with contentment is great gain” and “with food and clothing, therewith be content”, and have accepted the LIE of the “American dream” which says, “More ‘stuff and things’ equals the good life,” Americans have been suffering from the extreme malady called “AFFLUENZA”. This “affluenza” is the feeling of emptiness despite all the stuff and things that America has accumulated. Well, if we will only go back to the truth of the Scriptures and believe the admonition of God for frugality, living soberly, for contentment and simplicity and trusting not in the treasures that will pass away but trusting and desiring for the treasures that God gives, then we will be happy.”

Oppression of Materialism

AMERICANS ARE oppressed by a lot of demons. Materialism is one of the main demons that rules in America. Television is the other. Both of these work hand-in-hand to destroy the souls of Americans.

When America began to gain more prosperity during the 1950's, it started to forget God. Now it is 2008 and the lust for prosperity is a MONSTER that is out of control. People are hooked on credit cards and all sorts of easy credit. Now it is all backfiring. I believe the current economic conditions in America are God’s judgments against this country’s greed, and they’re only going to get worse. Famine will eventually hit this country.

I see also that the church people are hypocrites to the core. There are men who represent respected parts of the Body of Christ and yet they wear clothes that are very expensive and live in luxury houses. So they do a lot of talking, but they are not doing.

Another problem now is that KIDS RULE THEIR PARENTS. God has spoken many prophetic Words that this was going to happen. Kids are even starting to kill their parents. Now we have a generation of beastly sodomite kids that are going to reap the wrath of God, and their parents will reap of the same wrath.

I believe that there are some people who are trying to live in community—loosely of course—in an effort to save money and resources. This is good, but it will never work correctly without the Lord. You need the Holy Spirit and God’s laws working in community for it to truly work.

The Good Life

AFTER THE depression of the 1930's, America needed a lift by the U.S. Government and it started encouraging low-interest loans, buying on credit, mass production, etc., which started Americans spending like never before in history.

Before the 1950's, Americans would only buy things if they had the cash. After the 1950's, they started buying on credit and going into debt just to “have it now”. This was portrayed as the “good life”, and it was supposed to make one very happy to have as many things as they could possess. Now Americans suffer from “AFFLUENZA”, which is an unhappy state of depression, nervousness, and anxiety caused by the dogged pursuit of gaining more material things than one needs. Selfishness and greed are ruling America.

The newest market that has exploded over the last several years is children in schools. The advertisers are now advertising heavily in high schools, and even grade schools through such things as “Channel 1" which the children in school are required to watch every morning. Children are being exploited at a younger and younger age and are encouraged to spend money and buy, buy, buy.

I see that without salvation in Jesus Christ, the problem cannot be overcome. Americans will keep on being greedy and covetous because they have the “beast inside” that only Jesus Christ can conquer.

Never Have Enough

GOD HAS given us our own nation, His Holy Tribal Nation, yet our beautiful gift is surrounded by a much larger nation that is not governed by God. This alien nation around us has many problems, contagious problems which we must guard against to avoid being infected.

One of the most deadly diseases affecting America is Affluenza. The symptoms of this disease are many, but primarily it is known by the vexing feelings of dissatisfaction, emptiness and the growing fear that you can never have enough.

Being soldiers of the cross, we know the cause of this malady: the flesh. We read in Galatians 5:17 that the flesh lusteth against the Spirit. The bottom line is: No matter how much we accumulate, our flesh is never satisfied. Unless measures are taken against this beast that lurks within, the outcome is predictable: a continual driving and striving to gain as much “stuff and things” as you can possibly amass. Those who die in the clutches of this MONSTER are surely bound for Hell.

Is there a cure? Yes, thank God. Jesus died on the cross to save us from all diseases, both natural and spiritual, Affluenza Idolatry included. The first step is dedicating your life to Jesus. The second step is realizing you must die to yourself—your flesh does not need and cannot have everything it desires. Third, make up your mind that you will let the Lord tell you what you need and that you will be happy with that. There is hope, but it will only be found in a life lived for the Lord. Without Jesus you don’t stand a chance against the beast. Accept the fact that you don’t need all that you want. Learn to be happy and grateful for what God gives and you can defeat the dreaded disease of Affluenza Idolatry.

DREADED AFFLUENZA DISEASE

AMERICA, BABYLON, is dying of a deadly disease called “Affluenza”. Our abundant affluence is drawing us into a sea of hyper-commercialism and debt.

The borrower is servant to the lender” says the Holy Scripture. Americans have become economic slaves to their indebtedness. “No man can serve two masters (God and Mammon, the money demon-god),“ says Jesus.

American prosperity is an illusion/delusion based on credit. What is credit? It is simply an I.O.U., a promise to pay money that a person doesn’t have! In other words, credit is literally all in your mind!—money that doesn’t even exist.

The American Babylonians are spiritually destitute, morally and economically bankrupt, psychologically demonized in the lust for material gain. Shopping fever, fractured families, chronic stress, resource exhaustion: the solution to the pollution is GIVING ONE’S LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, and putting under our feet that ol’ demon beast satan, the source of our material lust, and living the life here abundantly of joy, peace, love, temperance, gentleness, goodness, faith and meekness.

With Contentment

IT IS stupid and foolish to always be chasing riches–to always be wanting more and more stuff and things. If you waste your whole life only seeking material possessions and earthly treasure you will end up empty and discontented. You will never be satisfied. You will experience fleeting thrills that always leave you wanting something more once they are over. There is a joy in living simply–in only having what you actually need and not just everything and anything. If you live a simple life you have more time for other people and more peace and happiness because you are not always having to worry about getting every new thing that comes on the market or fearing that somebody is going to take all the stuff that you have already accumulated. God never intended people to become possessed of their possessions. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:8 that we are to be content if we have food and clothes. We are not supposed to be always wanting all kinds of stuff and things that we don’t really need. We are not supposed to be always trying to get rich. We are supposed to be happy and contented if we just have the bare necessities. People who are sitting in the lap of luxury are not usually content anyways, so it is stupid to think that if only you had this or that you would be happy.

Really living simply is not an answer in itself either. You can live simply and end up in Hell just like you can be rich and end up in Hell. 1 Timothy 6:6 says, “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” So we really need to be content with what we have and be godly. That means we need to be obeying God and seeking to please Him with our lives. We need to be in communion with Him and to be always thanking, praising and worshiping Him. That is Godliness with contentment. That is what God created man for in the first place– to commune with Him and worship Him. Only when we are pleasing God and daily fellowshipping with Him will we be truly happy, satisfied and contented. If we try to find satisfaction in any thing else–riches, fame, people, sports, business, etc., etc., we will only be disillusioned and dissatisfied.

Another point I’d like to make is that out whole purpose in life is not supposed to be about whether or not we feel satisfied or happy! Our whole purpose as Christians should be to please God and get the Gospel out! We are supposed to “seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto us. We are supposed to “set our affections on things above, not on things of the earth.” So we’re not even supposed to worrying about whether or not we are happy or comfortable with the way we are living. We should be worried about whether or not God is happy with the way we are living and are we doing all that we can for him with whatever resources we have? Let us be content to live a simple life of obedience and worship to God. Let us seek Him and the furtherance of His Kingdom first and only and then He will take care of our physical needs. Notice, I said He will provide for our needs not wants. Amen.

ROTTED and RUINED

BY THE age of 20, it is said that the average American has seen over 1 MILLION commercials. Another statistic quotes that Americans possess over 1 BILLION credit cards. Has this brought happiness into our lives? Are we better people for it?

The commercials have ROTTED our thoughts, and the credit cards have RUINED our lives. People are going MAD for more “stuff and things”, though they have no means to acquire such things except by FLASHING a meaningless piece of PLASTIC that eventually BITES THEM BACK a short while later. The whole system we live in is literally HAREBRAINED—only held together by a plastic helmet and a fairytale of “better days ahead”.

Many people are now confessing that getting more “stuff and things” has not satisfied them. Men, women and children EVERYWHERE are MISERABLE.

The only way to remedy this situation is to TURN OFF the ONE-EYED DEVIL—the TV—and MELT DOWN all the plastic in your wallets. Then, and only then, will we have the clarity of mind to come and drink of the true “fountains of living water” that never run dry, where we will be satisfied in Jesus Christ the Lord.

Gotta Have It!!!”

I REMEMBER a man over the radio saying, “Gotta have it!...Gotta Have It!...GOTTA HAVE IT!!” Now we’ve “gotten” everything our GREEDY hearts could want, and it’s making us PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY and SPIRITUALLY SICK.

We live in a time where materialism is so rampant that we are CONSUMED with “stuff and things”. These “things” are KILLING us!

Now, apparently, many Americans have been diagnosed with “Affluenza”, a deadly sickness of wanting . . . WANTING . . . WANTING!—and never being satisfied. Presently there are meetings going on around America for people who need immediate HELP because they are “sick” of ever wanting and buying, yet feel driven to want and buy more. THE PLAGUE OF “AFFLUENZA” IS INFECTING MILLIONS!!!

Looking at it from a spiritual point of view, for all of you who don’t know Jesus Christ, He is the ONLY ONE who can truly heal you of this disease. We are not supposed to gather our treasures here on this earth. The real treasure is in Jesus Christ the Lord. Proverbs 15:16 states, “Better is little with reverent worshipful fear of the LORD than great and rich treasures and trouble with it.” And 1 Timothy 6:6-7 says, “...godliness accompanied with contentment—that contentment which is a sense of inward sufficiency—is great and abundant gain. For we brought nothing into the world, obviously we cannot take anything out of the world.” So all you prosperity preachers should read your Bible again and seek the Lord, for your LUST of “stuff and things” has not helped the American Christians, or even the sinners.

I see we need to be more needy here in America—plastic junk from China is making us SICK and BLIND. We are not here on this earth to collect junk but for the purposes of Jesus Christ. If you have this DISEASE of “Affluenza”, REPENT of your sins, ask Jesus Christ into your heart, obey Him, love Him with all that you are, and He will heal you. Seek treasures above, not on this earth.

God’s Perfect Way

GOD HAS always had the perfect way for His people to live. Men and women are the ones who come up with all kinds of changes for the “better” or so they think. I truly believe God’s perfect plan for His people was to live in community. We really would have far less problems if all Christians would live communally and have one purpose, one goal—namely: to bring more souls to Christ and be a better witness of Christ themselves. Instead all these Christians—how they can bear to call themselves “Christian” is beyond me—don’t even consider that Christ lived communally with His disciples and they weren’t all chasing the stuff and things god. Nowadays, Christians go around totally oblivious to the fact that they are supposed to belong to another kingdom. Instead, they chase everything the pagans chase and get everything the pagans get and have all the problems the pagans have. Aren’t Christians supposed to be different than the pagans? No wonder the world is so dark today! The pagans have no example to look to, no hope to hang onto, because the Christians who are supposed to be have the answer, since they have Jesus who is the Savior of the whole world, have no answers. They don’t have any hope or answer to give to anybody because Jesus in not truly the Lord of their lives—their fat affluent lifestyle is!

Oh, some people make me gag! They talk about how they have found the most infinite truth and the best way to live and bla bla bla, and then when they are faced up with living like we do, they almost have a heart attack because they might have to sacrifice something. Well, okay! Well look what you sacrifice for your stuff and things god: Your happiness, your peace of mind, your children, your marriage, and most of all your salvation and love for God!!! And in a few years the stuff and things you’ve sacrificed everything for all goes in the trash and all you have left is debts to pay. Then you have to go to get counseling so someone can basically tell you that you don’t have to buy everything you see, when if you were smart you could have followed God’s perfect plan and you would never have had to go that way at all. In God’s community, you don’t have to worry about all that junk because you have one focus and one goal, i.e. to bring more souls to Christ.

If Christians would chase the Lord like they chase after the god of materialism, I am sure this world would see a lot better Christians. We need to get our focus back on the Lord Jesus, and seek His face instead of the mall. If you’re glutted out on junk food you could care less about really good healthy food, and if you’re all stuffed on things, you’re going to think the way of the Cross is frightfully boring! Really, though, chasing the things of this world is a never satisfying game where you go round and round and finally die because life crashes down on you, and you have nothing in Christ. In my opinion that’s not a very fulfilling life. Christians need to remember that we don’t belong to this world. Our love and affections are supposed to be on heavenly things. This world’s junk will satisfy you for about 5 minutes, but Christ will give lifelong satisfaction. Let us choose Jesus and His way of life for us because it’s worth it and stuff and things is NOT!

THE DISEASE OF CREDIT

HELLO! HAVE you had an outbreak of affluenza in your family? Almost all American families have it. It is the terrible disease of wasting money and buying more than you need. And there is one thing America has created that helps in the affluenza frenzy—it's called “credit”. It's where if you want to buy something, and you don't have the money on you, they will give you a little plastic rectangle (a credit card) which shows you are going to pay for an item later that you get now. This was the biggest trap that America ever created! Why? Because most American families end up with lots of credit cards, and they get more every day. Most people will buy many things every day on credit because they don't have to pay on the spot. Then comes the big problem—THEY CAN'T PAY UP! SO WATCH OUT OR YOU MIGHT BE THE NEXT VICTIM OF AFFLUENZA.

Greed, Gluttony, Grossness

QUITE OBVIOUSLY the U.S.A. is a driven nation, driven by the forces of greed, gluttony, and grossness. These forces are bringing the great American dream to a screeching halt as too much of everything is causing the collapse of the economy, the moral fiber, physical bodies, emotional health as well as societal and family breakdowns.

Many in America have been hit with the plague of accumulation to the point that they have been blinded by gluttony, not only for food, but for stuff and things. And it is these things that are proving to be more than the people can handle. Multitudes are hopelessly in debt. I once had an acquaintance in the late 1980's who was trying to get his life right with the Lord. One day he confessed to me that he was deeply in debt. Now I expected him to tell me that he was in debt perhaps several thousand dollars, as he had no home to pay a mortgage on, he had no new car, and though he had expensive clothes, that was about all I could see. The man confessed to me that he was FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DEBT, hopelessly bound in a trap of his own making. He was a glutton, not for food, but for stuff; and his life was a hopeless shambles and showed up the grossness of greed left unchecked. He said the majority of the debt was for various credit card purchases and it had only compounded itself over the years.

It is a good thing that debtors are not thrown into prisons, because if they were, about three fourths of the population would be in prison. Is there a way out of the prison-house of greed, gluttony, and grossness?

The only way out is through Jesus Christ the Lord who can deliver us from the bondage of these cruel forces and direct our spending, if we will turn our money over to Him and let Him instruct us in wise spending. If you don’t know Jesus, repent today of your sins, ask Him to be the Lord and Savior of your life, and then allow Him to control and direct your spending, and you will find your life comes back into order through the assistance and direction of the Lord Jesus.


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A Letter to MISS LIBERTY!

By: General James Green

LIBERTY! This word has thrilled billions and billions of peoples over the centuries, especially here in America (millions here). It thrilled both the Old Testament and New Testament peoples before there was a "Miss Liberty."

The first time we find the word “liberty” is in Lev. 25:10 (Strong's number H1865, derowr) = "freedom" (from an unused root meaning "to move rapidly," hence, "spontaneity of outflow."

"And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family" (Lev. 25:10).

The last time liberty is used in the Old Testament is in Ezra 46:17 with the same meaning.

In the New Testament, we find liberty used for the first time in Luke 4:18: (Strong's number G859, aphesis) = "freedom, pardon, deliverance, forgiveness, and remission."

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18).

The last time is found in 2 Pet. 2:19 which means: (Strong's number G1657, eleutheria) "freedom (legitimate or licentious)." There are also other Greek words.

The Dictionary says: "The conditions of being free from restrictions or control; the right to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one's own choosing..." This pretty much defines the liberty that ONCE was found in America...but is slowly, little-by-little being stripped from the U.S. citizens (by the very government they have supported!).

We know that liberty, or freedom, means different things to the Christian and non-Christians, but over all, liberty was promised to all U.S. citizens.

Using Our Liberty

PAUL WRITES in Gal. 5:13 that we: "have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another." What does he mean? (context vv. 13-15). throughout history, God was at work on His plan to make men freemen in Christ; on the other hand, the U.S.gov. has worked on its plan to enslave men instead of serving them. Note Paul's take on "the law" in v. 14: "...Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." You can't really love your neighbor if you, as stated in v. 15: "devour one another." True Christianity seeks the best for peoples; government uses peoples/abuses peoples. This is why the (true) Christian Ekklesia should be different from that of mere politics.

Freedom!

THE CENTRAL TASK of God's Ekklesia is to produce Christ-like men and women, not mere puppets on a string, as do the governments of this world—in the name of "liberty;" SIN could use the weakness of human nature (flesh) to do harm to one's neighbor. Sadly, the church has followed the world, using its liberty to PERVERT...not CONVERT. The whole pro- homosexual stand that many churches are caught up in is using liberty in this manner. The Statue of Liberty may represent the freedom to sin and keep on sinning; this is not what God's Word declares for us.

The only way to establish and maintain human freedom is being in Christ (not in church!) Christian freedom is liberty to love both God and our neighbor. And we want our neighbor to have the best- Eternal Life!

Pink Passion

BIBLICAL LOVE is not endorsing or participating in what God's Word calls SIN, EVIL, ABOMINATION.

This GLBTQ type of "love" is skrewed. God's true love combines discipline, guidance, and protection. As "discipline," it is self-imposed. As "guidance," this question must be asked: "what would love do?" So long as a man/woman does not violate the requirements of love, he/she is FREE, and his/her FREEDOM is protected. What is more, love keeps him/her from violating other men and women's freedom (if that freedom is godly).

1 Cor. 13

THIS CHAPTER deals with "true love," not the "pink passion" kind of love. Read that chapter, pick out the key words and study them...Love "thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth." So, to "love my neighbor" is to "rejoiceth not in iniquity" (v. 6), and homosexuality is iniquity (see Lev. 18:22; 20:13).

Has today's church missed what Paul was saying in v. 6? The RSV reads: "it (law) does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right."

Actually, love-Christ's love, is a "MILITANT" KIND OF LOVE; Christian love is, or it should be, engaged in aggressive war against iniquities and engaged in aggressive war for the redemption of souls.

Moffatt translates v. 6 as: "always eager to believe the best" (or truth). This is the "mark," not of the Beast!, but of the Christian (a magnanimous spirit).

The GLBTQ crowd accuses me of "not showing love." This is not true. Love is showing a person/persons out of evil/iniquity...not sealing them there by calling darkness love, tolerance, and compassion. "Loving your neighbor" is not letting them PERISH. Jesus' love for the sinner was to set the right standard, which He did. He never promoted sin of any kind. Those who engage in producing "flesh-works" (like today's apostate church) see nothing wrong with GLBTQ activities. when I was horribly LOST, someone presented me with the way out: Christ! I accepted and have served him going on 45 years.

Works of the Flesh

PAUL'S "FLESH" in Gal. 5:13 is defined in v. 19 (in part): "...adultery, fornication (which includes homosexuality), uncleanness, lasciviousness..." all 4 of these deal with unlawful sex.

The word "fornication"= (Strong's number G4202, porneia,) (KJV; "immorality" RSV= "prostitution," but includes sexual vice and unfaithfulness to the marriage vow. The word "uncleanness" (Strong's number G167, akatharsía, "impurity") in the RSV= "moral impurity" (not ceremonial) of every kind. This Greek word is so often associated with sexual vice, but its broader meaning includes ALL that defiles the heart and distracts from right (eous) living.

The word "lasciviousness” (KJV), or "licentiousness" (RSV), is so often used of "lewdness" and "sensuality." More than this, its fundamental meaning is "wantonness," and its conduct marked by unrestrained violence and willfulness (both traits prevail in the GLBTQ movement).

Sins = Society's Values

SO, WE KNOW America's values by the sins promoted. Hello! who is paying any attention? The SIN of sodomy has gone so far in America that it is being celebrated (pretty close to being demanded by the U.S. government itself). This is not freedom folks, this is filth!

Where previously persons and churches were admired as good U.S. citizens because of their virtues and usefulness to society, now, today, admiration is drawn to the rich and powerful, sick and seedy-fascination with filth. Concurrent with this negative development, we have seen the erosion of hard work, honesty, and integrity. The turning

from godliness unto godlessness has been the tireless work of demonic opportunistic entrepreneurs. The government and church officials have turned from being servants to being terrorists!

The church has shifted from "Christ-centeredness" to "this- world-centeredness" as criteria for evaluating the Christian life. They are telling us that we cannot and must not continue to use the 2,000 year old book (Bible/New Testament) as a moral compass. This, in turn is powerfully shifting the horizons of values; what used to be considered “sin” is now considered "worth."

Way Back Yonder

I ANTICIPATED this shift way back in the early 1970's-the emergence of an Emergent church-along with a government bent on ridding itself of Biblical Christianity. What we have so far, is a secularized Protestant culture; but the "Protestant" will be taken out (unless Christians really and truly contend for their faith).

Promoting the "Babylon Jesus" has literally excluded the "Biblical Jesus" from America (if one adheres to the Bible, they are called "cultish"). Now with the inclusion of the mephitic GLBTQ peoples to WIDEN America's tolerance, gives rise to ferment more than ever. Is civil disobedience at hand?

FOR ALL

Thank You Miss Liberty!

"YOU'VE COME ALONG WAY, BABY!"

There has been a shift from an "ethic of self-denial" (which

characterized this society when God's Word was taken seriously), to an "ethic of self-fulfillment" which is NOW dominant. But even this is fading, for the 'powers-that-be' are at work to ENSLAVE ALL-no matter who or what they believe.

America has had it pretty good SO FAR! Wars have been fought outside this nation (for the most part), government has seemed happy enough, citizenry was safe in the "home of the brave," church, family, and State grew, and so did apathy among the Churchites. As we slept, the devil slipped in and began to steal our freedoms little-by-little. The matrix now has a death grip upon this (free?) nation. If one thinks outside the box, one is looking for, and probably will receive trouble from BIG brother.

Reveille for Revolution

THE HOUR IS late: America is in a death-grip of the "Shadow Government." We have a despot at the helm of this stinking, sinking, ship (Obama and his criminals in D.C.). "THE SOLUTION TO POLLUTION IS BLOODY REVOLUTION...THE BLOOD OF JESUS CLEANSES US OF ALL SIN." We must REPENT! The powers-that-be are fighting with a no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners attitude. It is time, past time, to get off your lazy behinds and get to the frontlines!

The hosts of Hell are upon this land...you snooze, you lose. The powers-that-be want to enslave our very conscience ("accept the GLBTQ agenda or else!!"). Liberals share radicals' utopian agendas (which include mass murder in order to bring in "peace."

The "peace” they speak of is when all-ALL opposition, is silenced). It is time for God's people to get RADICAL...be FREE to BE RADICAL!!

Get Rid of God!

THIS HAS BEEN their goal for a long, long time. Dostoevsky once wrote: "If God does not exist, then everything is permitted." Demonize God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, the Christians, and Christianity...get rid of them all. Good luck fools. We're here, and we're not queer.

Some day Miss Liberty will sink into the waters...God and His people will stand upon the ground proclaiming FREEDOM to the captives.

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Avante Garde                                            By: General James Green                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Arise soldiers of God, up and out of the foxholes of death. Throw off the uniform of RELIGION and don the uniform of RIGHTEOUSNESS. There is a new sound in the land, the sound of God's true soldiers renewing their covenant, sharpening their swords making ready for the offensive. The Lord's Avant-Garde, His Holy Vanguard, is unfurling the flag of victory. The battle standard is rising up and out of the fox holes (churches) of death!!

Too long has the church of Christ (so-called) been content with making excuses for inactivity. All delays, half-hearted resolutions and half way reforms are so many triumphs for the enemies of the cross of Christ. For while they encourage each other to hope for victory, they only deceive themselves into thinking we are doing something, when in reality they are doing nothing!

Can't we see that this thing called religion --churchianity-- is causing terrible death among God's ranks, as an organic analogy, death occurs when the body stops replacing itself, any living organism must have the power to regenerate itself automatically. When the body of Christ loses it's health, it can no longer resist the sin that eats away at it. When various segments start fighting and destroying each other, we have a disorder similar to cancer or AIDS in the body. Sick and dying soldiers are not fit for active, front-lines duty, nor are the ministers (officers) fit to command the troops into the warfare. A replacement must be made and this is what our great commander, the Lord of Hosts, is doing.

The Christian who says he will try, or is only trying to cease from an evil habit by a gradual process is not more than half resolved about quitting. A full and hearty determination to quit, now, to touch not, taste not, handle not, is more than half the work of reform from any evil. Sin, like the aggressive cancer cell, and like the destroyer AIDS, will destroy us emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Why remain in the fox-holes of churchianity? How long will you hide from the enemy? Arise, take the offensive and do the duty which the Lord commands you. How can you grow in grace and knowledge with an uplifted heart of rebellion and cowardly response? No one can possibly be growing in grace, advancing a single step heavenward, while disobeying His commands. You can choose to die in your rebellion, but as for me, I am continuing to choose obedience and consequently advance.

Can't you hear the battle cry? Can't you see the gathering, the forming up of His Avante Garde? Can't you perceive the signs of the times? A new eldership is rising, a new leadership. The Lord's Spirit is stirring the hearts of men, the hearts of women, boys and girls. Souls that are captive to sin and Satan await liberation, God's mighty Liberation Army is on the horizon. As the old church whore breathes her last rebellious breath, a new, glorious Holy Tribal Nation is in the formation.

As in the days of Jeremiah the Prophet of God, so in this present dispensation of grace --rebellion has spoiled the ranks. "In this manner says Yahweh, stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way; and walk in it, and you shall find rest for your souls; but they (Israel) said, we will not walk in it. And I set watchmen (elders, leaders) over you, saying, listen to the sound of the trumpet; but they said, we will not listen. Therefore hear, you nations and know, o congregation, what is among them. Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not listened to my words; and as for my law, they have rejected it." Jer. 6:16-19. Let us repent today of our rebellion, our stubbornness, our evil thoughts. Why die with the rebellious? Repent, reform, and join, God's Revolutionary Avante Garde.

          


 


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Grace, Not Race

When Jesus Christ was about to breathe His last breath upon the cross, His final words to the world were, “It is finished!” (John 19:30). His mission was completed! His sufferings and rejection were over! He had secured redemption for ALL sinful humanity. From that moment till now, GRACE AND NOT RACE was set into motion. He opened the Kingdom doors, not to the racial Jews only, but now to every race, creed and color: but whosoever will enter through those doors, REPENTANCE and RENUNCIATION is required.

     Yes, God requires the sinner, on whom He freely bestows the blessings of the Gospel of grace, to REPENT and RENOUNCE his/her former sin-life: that is, to turn from sin and turn to God. This is obligatory, although salvation is a free gift. It is a free gift because we could never earn it; even our repentance and renunciation could never earn it — yet God requires these actions in order to receive the gift. (Every gift must be received, even natural gifts, through the requirement of reaching out the hands!) Through FAITH in what Jesus the Christ has already done for us, we receive PARDON.

     You see, Acts 4:12 tells us, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is NONE OTHER NAME under heaven GIVEN AMONG MEN (ALL MEN), whereby we must (or can be) saved.” Jesus or Yeshua is the world’s Savior.

     It was because of God’s love for the LOST (John 3:16) that He provided a WAY OUT OF SIN!! “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved” (v. 17).

     No matter what race, creed, religion, or color, Christ Jesus died and arose from the dead for us all! Hebrews 7:25 says, “Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him (Jesus) ...” But take note: He does not save anyone who does not CONFESS and REPENT from and FORSAKE sin. There is NO salvation / deliverance / security for those who deliberately refuse to comply with the requirements.

     One’s race does not count. Even for the Jew. One’s color does not count. One’s religion before salvation does not count. “GRACE, NOT RACE” is what counts.

     Jesus makes it clear that “He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My Words (e.g., the Jewish nation as a whole), hath one that judgeth him: the Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him (or them) in the last day” (John 12:48).

  

Will You Accept Him?

Our whole mission on earth is to tell men, women, boys and girls about how to miss HELL and gain HEAVEN. Jesus Himself said, “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost” (Matt. 18:11). He said in John 14:6, “I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: no man cometh unto the Father, but by (or though) Me.” Notice He said, “no man.” Therein we see NO RACISM. For He did not say, “no Jew,” or “no Greek,” or “no Ethiopian” ... but “no MAN.” That means that ANY “man” (“human”) — no matter what race or color of skin or background — can come to the Father by (or through) Jesus.

  

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SHALOM COMMUNITY (ACMTC), GHANA, AFRICA

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Here the Shalom Community celebrates 10 years of being together as a community.
Thank Jesus for His faithfulness!



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Here General Jim stands holding an authentic Communist Flag (c. late 1960's), with all Russian text. THIS COMMUNIST REVOLUTION IS STILL GOING ON . . . BUT MANY ARE ASKING: WAS IT AND IS IT REALLY A JEWISH REVOLUTION? WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON A BOOKLET SERIES, REVEALING THIS ONGOING "RED" REVOLUTION; WE'LL ANOUNCE ITS RELEASE IN THE FUTURE. FOR NOW, READ
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I was recently commissioned by the Lord to paint a picture of an Islamic youth about to behead a Christian in the Middle East. I named the painting “Beheaded for Christ — Revelation 20:4” (5 ft. x 4 ft.). I’ve taken the painting to the streets of Ft. Worth, Texas, as a warning to others that these types of barbaric acts against Christians will eventually spread worldwide. It’s right there in Revelation 20:4.

     — Bro. Tiemann

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DRAIN THE SWAMP....WE'RE WAITING MR. TRUMP!
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Trump: Divine or Devil?

— GOD’S HOLY WAR —

ON JAN. 1, 2017, God’s Spirit declared (to us) that it was time for “Holy War” against the nations of the world. The Spirit also told us that God put Donald Trump into the office of President of the United States. He said that Trump was “His choice.” That is all He said. Whereas when Obama became president in 2008, the Spirit gave a long Prophetic Word about Obama being a “Weapon of Mass Destruction” (see Prophetic Word given November 5, 2008, here on our website; see Tribal Call publication, Issue 9, 2009, where a portion of it is printed).

     What God will use Trump for is yet to be seen. We do know that the Spirit told us that God used him to “cast down Jezebel (Hillary — HELLary Clinton),” as He used Jehu in the book of the Kings (see 1 and 2 Kings). What he will use Trump for after this, He did not say.

  

Evil Against Evil

GOD NEVER DECLARED Trump to be righteous. He merely said he was “His choice.” Historically, God used the “evil” king of Assyria, calling him “the rod of Mine [GOD’s] anger, and the staff in their [Assyrians’] hand is Mine [GOD’s] indignation” (Isaiah 10:5). So also with the king of Babylon: “Nebuchadnezzar ... My servant ... against the inhabitants, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them ...” (Jeremiah 25:9). Cyrus, God’s anointed: “...whose right hand I [GOD] have holden ...” (Isaiah 45:1). Cyrus was used by God to destroy Babylon (see Jeremiah 50 and 51 where he is called God’s “battle axe and weapons of war” (51:20). Likewise, God used the Romans to destroy Israel after the Jews crucified their very own Messiah, Jesus the Christ (see Matthew 24).

     It is not a new thing for God to use “evil” men / nations to punish other “evil” men / nations. Our stand on the Trump issue is that God CHOSE him to do what needs to be done — for “good” or for “evil.”

     America has committed a sea of sins / crimes. Blood of the innocent (and guilty) runs deep! Unless this nation REPENTS, I mean really REPENTS!!!, God is going to bring Holy War upon her like never before. This is not a mere threat; this is a solemn promise.

     And, America is not the only nation that is GUILTY. I said from the get-go of my preachings and writings: GOD HAS DECLARED WW3!

     So, don’t be surprised at what you see and hear. There is a terrible WAR being waged right now for the soul of America. There are many players and many nations involved. None of us know how things will go. But we can count on the FACT that God wants men and nations to REPENT, including the backslid Church. Especially the Church.

     We’re not to put our trust in prez D. Trump or any other man, woman, or system. Don’t be drug into a phoney “patriotism,” for it has been this very thing that has grieved the Holy Spirit — IDOLATRY. God hates idolatry as well as adultery and all forms of sexual and political perversions.

     We must continue to sound the Battle Cry against all forms of crime and sin that covers this land. Continue to lift up JESUS CHRIST THE LORD, not any man, woman, or system.

     It is God’s prerogative whom He chooses to use or abuse. The sane thing for all of us to do is keep repenting and keep trying to obey the LORD.

     Don’t look for a “rapture,” my dear fellow believers, but look to “endure” and “persevere.”

     — Gen. Jim, April 7, 2017

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Girl Scouts Can Now Earn a Sodomite Patch!!!

The organization of mama bears called “One Million Moms” is exposing another low in the moral decline of the Girl Scouts.

They quote the organization’s website:

The Girl Scout LGBTQ+ Pride Month Celebration Fun Patch is designed for Girl Scouts of all levels and their leaders to honor LGBTQ+ history, celebrate their diverse cultures and identities of LGBTQ+ people, and acknowledge the many contributions that the LGBTQ+ community has made and continues to make across our nation. Girls and leaders have plenty of activities to choose from to earn this fun patch and we encourage Girl Scouts of all identities to participate.”

In order to earn the patch, here are some of the activities listed:

  • Sketch a portrait of a member of the LGBTQ+ community who you admire.

  • Make a LGBTQ+ music playlist.

  • Create art that celebrates how families come in all kinds.

  • Participate in No Name-Calling Week, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

  • Attend an LGBTQ+ Pride celebration.

One Million Moms also notes that this is only a continuation of the Scouts’ moral decline. This slide began several years ago with their support of abortion, Planned Parenthood type sexual education, and other homosexual agendas.

They also point out that only 10 to 20% of the revenue from the Girl Scout cookie sales goes to the local troop. The rest goes to the Girl Scouts USA organization collected as royalty on its trademark. Some of the money then goes to support these perverted agendas.

Unfortunately, the Girl Scouts are not alone in this march to evil.

Mike De Socio is a “queer journalist” writing for the Washington Post. He covered the Boy Scout National Jamboree this summer in W. Virginia and was pleased with what he saw. Among the hundreds of tents was one, “…decorated with a canopy of LGBTQ Pride flags and a string of multicolored lights, its tables covered with bowls of rainbow bracelets, pronoun stickers and diversity patches.”

The tent must have been large because one volunteer told De Socio that there had been up to 2000 kids in the tent at once. The volunteer said:

But it was all curiosity, and how do I help, rather than [hostility]. So it’s all been incredibly welcoming and positive.”

But the scouts have paid a price.

After admitting homosexual men into their leadership in 2015, transsexual boys in 2017, and girls in 2018, they have lost nearly half their membership. Indeed, the Jamboree was attended by about 15,000 compared to the 40,000 that showed up in 2017.

Shortly after this “openness to diversity,” the organization was hit by 80,000 claims of sexual abuse. The $2.46 billion settlement bankrupted the organization. De Socio tries to spin this to the positive by claiming that it created a shift in focus by the Scouts evidenced by a “diversity, equity, and inclusion merit badge” becoming required for Eagle Scout rank.

To demonstrate how pervasive this is in the organization, De Socio visited the tent set up for girls. There, a 19-year-old “bisexual” volunteer told him:

I know the people that are coming through here, like trans, nonbinary youth, the queer youth, are having a great time seeing themselves represented in a space that they love so much, that is scouting.”

Fortunately, when the Boy Scouts began to fail, another organization was formed in 2014 to provide an alternative. It is called Trail Life USA and already has over 1,000 troops with an auxiliary called America Heritage Girls and a strong reputation for helping to keep the kids on the straight and narrow.

This shocking attack on the innocence of our children is further evidence that we need to get the gospel out while we still have the freedom to do it.


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Prophetic Words of the Spirit
PERSECUTION --- "Crown of Glory"

I say that it is me the Living God who is all righteousness and truth, mercy and hope, and the peace provided for those who believe upon me. Therefore do not be giving yourselves over to the degradations, the defilements, the contaminations that are found in the world. But I say be giving yourself over to REPENTANCE REVOLUTION each day in the humility way that I provide. I say be ever active in the warfare for souls for I say it is through the battle that you are purified by me. I say there are many who hate persecution, they hate being evil spoken of, they hate to be slandered, they hate to be pursued for righteousness sake. But I say if you really consider, blessed are ye when men will revile and speak evil against you for my name's sake. Blessed are you likewise when men will try to kill you and bring down the truth that I have put within you but they cannot. That is, as you keep yourselves in me, the author and the finisher of your faith.

I say indeed it is a great privilege to be so identified with me, that men hate you simply for my sake, and men seek to devour and destroy you simply because you are mine. I say you should not look at it as a crushing, but you should look at it as a crown of glory when men will persecute you. I say be thankful that I the Living God endured persecution, I endured the cross to bring souls forth in REPENTANCE REVOLUTION unto me.


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INSURRECTION on the RISE!  VIOLENCE and HATRED!
A NATION DIVIDED!

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The Great Division

Introduction by General Deborah

To the Shiprock Word

In December 1998, the Spirit of God directed us to go to the monument of Shiprock, New Mexico, to give forth His Word. It was a very cold night, and the temperature was below 10 degrees. Of course we journeyed there in our van, determined to obey the Lord and see why we had come.

     When we arrived, the Lord directed us to drive out to the Shiprock and to look upon it. As we did, so the Word of the Lord, which is printed below, came to us as the Lord ministered at that sight.

     Knowing that the Word of the Lord does not return to Him void, we learned it is important to give forth His Word as He directs. Also, we know that the Lord desires that we give out that Word when and where He wants as He has His reasons for everything.

     Now in Navajo traditional mythology, it is believed that the giant Shiprock was the means by which the Navajo people arrived to that region of New Mexico. So the Lord had us to go to what is considered to be the place of landing of the founding fathers of the Indian nation that is the largest in this part of the country. As we obeyed the Lord, the Word that He gave back then, we can see coming to pass in this hour.

     We can see that the great nation of America is crumbling and that the Lord is bringing to pass that which He has spoken. We do believe that the Lord will prove even now that HE IS THE ALMIGHTY AND THAT THROUGH HIM EVEN THAT WHICH APPEARS TO BE FOREVER WILL BE BROUGHT DOWN. LET US TRUST IN THE MAJESTY OF OUR GOD AND KEEP OUR VISION EVER UPON HIM. TRUST NOT IN THE NATIONS, BUT TRUST IN THE LORD, FOR HE ALONE IS ABLE TO SAVE .


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The Necrophilous Left

Gen. James Green

N ECROPHILIA:

“THE PASSIONATE attraction to all that is dead, decayed, putrid, sickly; it is the passion to transform that which is alive into something un-alive; to destroy for the sake of destruction; the exclusive interest in all that is purely mechanical. It is the passion to tear apart living structures.”

This is the character of those who love iniquity and hate righteousness, versus those who love righteousness and hate iniquity...HENCE, THE CLASH OF TWO WORLD ORDERS.

The Bible describes this WARFARE in Hebrews one, verses eight, and nine: “But unto the Son He (the Father) saith, ‘Thy throne, O God, is forever and Ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.’”

This WAR between “righteousness” and “iniquity” is manifest right before our eyes; it is both political and religious, it is a WAR between Almighty God and His true soldiers and satan and his necrophilites. By character, these “ites” have an abnormal fascination with death and the dead, especially an EROTIC attraction to corpses. WE, WHO ARE FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST, HAVE A LOVE FOR LIFE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS.

It is not enough for the believer/disciple of Christ to love righteousness, i.e., rightness; THEY MUST ALSO HATE EVIL, hence, the difference between mere Church goers and devoted soldiers of Christ.

The Condemnation

JESUS HIMSELF said, “…this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).

Another fundamental characteristic of the wicked is that they love darkness!, i.e., they find PLEASURE in SIN and IMMORALITY. On the other hand, the true disciple/soldier of Christ loves righteousness and hates sin. He or she takes no pleasure in the sensual/sin of the world

Make America Great Again!

THIS IS A GREAT undertaking proclaimed by America’s new president Donald Trump. The truth is, “America,” as one minister voiced it, “can never be ‘great again’ if she is not also ‘righteous again.’” Please remember that Trump himself admits his need to be more Christian. Pray that God will direct/instruct him in this great responsibility of being president.

We know that the “Necrophilous Left” (NL) has been in power for decades, hence, the ROT and STENCH of DEATH over America. Even the Church has not been spared. Sin has all but destroyed this nation. If it had not been for a precious few true Christians standing in the gap, America would be at the point of no return...and this is exactly what the Necrophilous Left want. But God in His mercy and for His Name’s sake had Trump DEFEAT queen Jezebel HELLary Clinton. In the Old Testament it says of Jezebel that, “her WITCHCRAFTS are many” (2nd Kings 9:22). First Kings 21:25 says that king Ahab, “…did sell himself to wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife STIRRED UP!” Verse 26 says, “…he did very abominably in following idols…” Putting this in modern context, the past leaders of this nation have done “VERY ABOMINABLY,” especially the Clintons (HELLary stirring up Billy boy, her husband, to do wicked things. And under sodomite/Alinsky-ite Barack Obama, she did very, very abominably)!!

But, he warned, Jezebel and Ahab had a wicked daughter, Athaliah, who ruled after both of her treacherous parents were dead (see 2 Kings 11). Note the feminist protesters against Trump and against the Christians. They have the very same agenda as did HELLary and Obama—to utterly destroy righteousness out of the land, the little remaining–that is.

How?

THE PROPHET ISAIAH (1:21) cried out in his day, “How is the faithful city (Jerusalem) become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.” The present state of America is exactly like that of what was JerUSAlem in his day. How did the city of God become so fallen? Verse 23 gives us the answer: “Thy princes are REBELLIOUS, and companions of THIEVES: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.” Verse 26 tells us that the judges were at fault but God would “restore thy judges as at the first.” Unto the city that had fallen into RUIN, because of those in rulership, and those who love their evil rulership, God would restore righteousness once again. We are at this place. Take heart.

God to gods

THE PROGRESSION of degradation has led from honoring God to honoring gods. When America opens its borders to any-and-all, it also opens its borders to their gods! Islam is a good case-in-point. Allah (the moon-god, the god of jihad) and God of the Holy Bible are DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED. Don’t believe the “politically correct” LIE that Allah and God are the same (see our “2 Faces of Islam” series—you’ll be surprised just how much political/religious Islam has INFILTRATED into American society). Islam is a political/religious system of DEATH...this is WHY the “left” is outraged at Trump for his stand against it. I challenge anyone to prove—from Islam’s Qur’an and Hadiths—that Islam is a religion of “peace.” The frantic push to make Islam THE religion of America is DEMONIC!!

Drain the Stinking Swamp!

YES! YES! It can be done! It must be done! Before righteousness can prevail, the necrophilous filth must be dealt with. Making America great again must entail the draining of the swamp. Righteousness and unrighteousness cannot dwell together...one must dominate the other.

Witchcraft

THE NECROPHILOUS LEFT are obsessed with MURDERING the TRUTH. Queen Jezebel of the Old Testament had the true Prophets of God MURDERED! It goes without saying that we know who their father was and is—SATAN (John 8:44; Mt. 13:38)!

Practitioners are burning Trump’s photo while chanting “so might it be!” or Trump’s famed catchphrase, “You’re fired!” over and over…visualizing President Trump being blown apart into dust or ash. These death/filth eaters wholeheartedly believe that President Trump, his GOP staff, and the whole Christian camp, are garbage! And poor Madonna, it was reported that she too placed a CURSE on Trump–with a broken heart...DEVASTATED!

Well, these death worshippers/eaters will all be devastated in the end, for this is God’s Holy War—BE FOR HIM OR AGAINST HIM. General Jim


RED ALERT!

Releasing Miracles of Wrath Through Imprecatory Prayer

Given by Gen. Deborah Green----Feb. 24 (am), 2017

I speak unto thee this day and I say have not I the Living God spoken unto you and declared it, that I do miracles of wrath? I say that it is my time to bring forth those miracles. I say even this day pray for the same to increase, increase, and increase. I say that it is the time that miracles of wrath must be bestowed upon the sons of men that they will see once again that I am the Almighty God. I say for the ones who have disputed my authority, who have said that I am not, I say they need miracles of wrath. Therefore, in obedience unto me, I say release those miracles by praying unto me and requiring the same. I say that it is me the Living God who does hear the prayers of the righteous and I say that I answer them. I say that it is my desire that the miracles of wrath would be shown forth. I say thank me for the same. It is me the Living God who is, in the time of my Holy War, my wrath revealed, desiring to give to men the miracles of wrath. Thank me and praise me, thank me and praise me.



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Draining the Swamp!

Gen. James Green

I T IS TIME, past time, for national/international “swamps” to be drained. “The Swamp,” according to Alexander Dugin, is another name for the globalist elite/sect, the open society adepts, GLBTQP (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and pedophile) maniacs, Soros’ army, and the anti-Christ/anti-Christianity humanists, etc...

Draining the Swamp is imperative, especially for the USA, and any and all other nations—for all nations have a Swamp of one size or another.

Dugin (Russian) is calling upon all “swamp-drainers of the whole world [to] unite!”

He states that, “Anti-Americanism is over. Not because it was wrong, but exactly the opposite: because the American people themselves have started the revolution against precisely this aspect of the U.S. that we all hated.”

Dugin is partly right; but it was God who started this WAR/REVOLUTION against these One Worlders and those who are under their command. To listen to the prophetic Word given (by Gen. Deborah Green) on the first of January, 2017 go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2RQJ3qeMwQ

Many will DIE in this Holy War/Revolution. Many, on the other hand, will repent and be spared.

Grown Sick

GOD HAS grown SICK of these hubris banksters/gangsters, perverts (of the GLBTQP camp), and destroyers of men, cultures, traditions, and identities. These odious reptilian Swamp Monsters must...and will...be condemned and punished!! Their Elysium, so-called, has been built upon a sea of blood, guts, and gore.

Dugin writes that, “From now on, the Swamp is an extraterritorial phenomenon, EXACTLY like an international terrorist network…this is a chance for all of us to start hunting them…its anti-national nature is now explicitly evident” (since Trump’s victory over Queen Hilary Clinton). God has been telling us for several years now that when the time is “ripe,” He will crush their agendas. That day has arrived. Praise our God!!!

Now they will experience TERROR, WRATH, and DEATH! Their global utopia will be DESTROYED. The deterritorialization of the Swamp has begun. God has declared it. Their sick and sinister ideology—anti-Christ Liberalism—will not stand in this WAR. Their totalitarian political ideology of witchcraft/richcraft will be brought to RUIN. God’s Holy Standard will replace it. The world has been waiting for this grand day to arrive. It has arrived! Don’t rebel against God’s New World Order—the Order of the Spirit—be on His side, lest you die under His plagues of WAR. Some may fear this. Do not fear; let the LORD God rule once again. You have seen what the rule of evil men/women has brought.

The subjugation of the Swamp Monsters will be glorious. Allowing God to be God once again will actually FREE us, not ENSLAVE us. The sensate, i.e., physical sensation, will be overshadowed by the love of God, Christ, and the Holy Word. Far too long has the sensate ruled—the sights, the sounds, the sensual, and the sexual. NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE SPIRITUAL TO RULE.

The Fourth Political Theory

DUGIN CRIES, “American Liberalism Must Be Destroyed!” But there are many nations that must be and will be destroyed (—the government systems etc.).

Actually, America does not need a central government. Allow the states to rule themselves. We do not need crazies like the ones that have been in the oval office (in the “Pink House”). We do not need ultra-liberals (Zionists and gang) to tell us what is moral and what is immoral. We don’t need pedophiles stealing, raping, murdering, and then eating our children (as in Pedogate).

Enough excessive demonization and demon infestation. Dugin points to the 4th Political theory that integrates and supersedes the past 3 “theories” of Liberal Democracy, Marxism, and Fascism. The 4th is what he calls the return to the Being, to the Logos, to the fundamental—ontology, to the Sacred, to the New Middle Ages—and thus to the Empire, religion (Christianity), and the institutions of Traditional society (dominion of Spirit over matter etc.). I think this ideology articulated by Russian political scientist, (Aleksandr) Dugin, has in mind what the Spirit is crying out for. It is said that he is so feared by the West that he lives under sanctions imposed by the U.S. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

At least Russia is aware of the “hacking” or “fake news” going on—the U.S. blames them for Trump’s victory. HA! It was the American people that wanted a change, not the homo-oriented NEW change spouted by Obama! They REJECTED Queen Jezebel Clinton; Russia should not be blamed for this (see the prophetic Word given on Nov. 9, 2016, “Cruel Reign of Jezebel Being Pulled Down,” message 10810). This action against Hilary-sicko- Clinton was a foretaste of what is yet to come.

And to fully understand the Western elite’s fears of Dugin, and how his works have changed all of Russia, one only needs to read his words describing the moral failure of the West: “Fundamental failure of [the] globalist version of liberalism is now evident. Brexit, Trump’s victory, and then elsewhere. But in its place comes the simplest solution: a return to national State (Etat-Nation) and to various forms of nationalism. That means we return—mutatis mutant—to the beginning of the twentieth century.”

All content of Modernity—is Satanism and degeneration. Nothing is worth, everything is to be cleansed off. The Modernity is absolutely wrong—science, values, philosophy, art, society, modes, patterns, “truths,” understanding of Being, time and space. All is dead with Modernity. SO IT SHOULD END. WE ARE GOING TO END IT.”

I think Dugin’s feeling about the world’s condition is valid. Why should the world allow these elite psychos to rule over them? For one thing, they have used deceit to get into power, grab the wealth, and build up their (Elysium) One World Order.

The Kremlin’s hope that “the 21st century has finally begun,” and in order to achieve this end to avert total global war (that the U.S. and other nations want to start), Dugin calls for the “true world” to unite behind Trump in his moral war to “Drain the Swamp.”

Actually, Dugin is voicing what God is declaring: “So it should end. We are going to end it,” writes Dugin. Frankly, none of us can start or end it; this is God’s job, we merely work with Him.

In his book, “The American Empire Should Be Destroyed,” it describes the “ancient fight between Hyperborea and Atlantis.” He believes that our world is NOW in the final battle. He compares Russia to the mythical people who lived, “beyond the North Wind,” called Hyperborea, and the West as being the fallen, evil, lost continent of Atlantis. Well, this may be his delusion, but one thing is for sure: GOD HAS DECLARED HOLY WAR/REVOLUTION AGAINST THE WHOLE WORLD.

Dugin describes the West as such:

“The USA is the Far West of the world. It is the space of Midnight. And there the final point of the Fall is reached. The moment at hand is one of a change of poles.

The West turns into the East. Putin and Trump are in two opposite corners of the planet.

In the 20th century, these two extremes were embodied by the most radical forms of Modernity - capitalism and communism.

Two apocalyptical monsters - Leviathan and Behemoth. Now they have turned into two eschatological promises: Putin’s Greater Russia and America liberating itself under Trump.

The 21st century has finally begun.”


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WORLD DOMINATING FORCE: JEZEBEL

The Old Testament Jezebel, Queen Jezebel of Israel, persuaded her husband (Ahab) to allow her to usurp authority in the Kingdom. By doing this Ahab sold himself into her idolatry/whoredoms (see 1 Kings 21:4-10, 20, 25). II Kings 9:22 calls Jezebel a fornicator and worker of witchcraft. She was also a cold-blooded murderess (see 1 Kings 21:6-14).

NEW WORLD ORDER

This Jezebel “spirit” / “demon” rules America (and many other nations of this world). Her agendas of DEATH are many, mainly abortion, GLBTQ abominations, and endless wars. She also HATES the rule of God, HATES Christianity and Christians. This “spirit: has literally usurped God’s authority over this nation, using abysmally sick psychopaths in Church, State, and Family. We now have reptillians called pastors and political leaders that are CONTROLLED by this politically correct witch that connives and manipulates in order to influence the thoughts and actions of this nation. We might call it charming, but behind it all is a nest of demons bent on destruction of America. Along with this is the never-ending emasculation of the males and the masculinization of the females=demonization of the society. And along with all the work of Jezebel, we have her merchants, prescribing drugs. . . .millions now are on DRUGS. This is nothing but SORCERY (The Greek word translated as “sorcery” is Pharmakeus -the root of the English pharmacy & pharmacist. See Rev. 18:23).

IT IS TIME!!

The WAR against the WHORE is NOW! The spirit of death hovers over America like a thick fog. It is time to BIND her influence, her dominance and loose the Elijah and Jehu anointing. This is God’s war! It is time to challenge her satanic authority. Fear and apprehension have kept this nation dumbed and numbed.

The Jezebel “spirit” is not limited to females, although they are the most susceptible to it: men are used as well. Religion and politics are literally controlled and used by this wicked spirit.

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The Holy Spirit has been giving us Prophetic Words daily concerning Jezebel . . . that raises HELL!! You may go to our cites where we post these Words of the Spirit: www.youtube.com/user/shimrana & www.youtube.com/user/youdontwanttruth2.

Also, you can write for our latest WOS magazine that contains many Words already in print, plus our DIPTYCH magazine (which will be printed in the near future) which contains much historical/Biblical data on the Jezebel spirit, the Elijah/Jehu anointing etc. . . all for your much needed info. I also show that the Jezebel in Rev. 2:20-23 (please read this passage in the Amplified Bible) was the same “spirit” as the O.T. Jezebel. This spirit now RULES America through idolatry, adultery, sex perversions, and drugs (prescribed by your “trusted” M.D. sorcerer/pharmacist).

The sickos behind the N.W.O. (new world odor!) have one agenda in mind: CONTROL and DEATH. They demand worship and adoration, the very things every Christian ought to be giving to God our Creator.

ALL OUT ATTACK!

The whole world is under attack by this Witch-Bitch. Refuse her with all your might. Since the Church has been gutted out and emasculated, susceptibility to spiritual attacks is at an all-time high. The DEMONIC INVASION is well under way; God’s “War Against the WHORE” is also well under way. The solution to the Jezebelian pollution is bloody revolution—the blood of Jesus cleanses us of all sins. Repent and be clean. Join God’s Elijah/Jehu company of warriors. Write us for a free ammo pack of printed materials along with CDs and DVDs. It’s time to be FREE from inordinate affections/relations. If your Church is associated in any way with what I have described—GET OUT! This same “spirit” is also found in the GREAT HARLOT(Rev. 17. Read that chapter in the Amplified Bible as well.)

The Babylonian Jesus has replaced the Biblical Jesus. The CRY is to “come out from her my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither partake of her plagues.” (Rev.18:14).

Political Babylon/Religious Babylon are both ruled by Satan through Queen Jezebel. It is time, dear one, to REBEL against HELL and be FREE!


BATTLE REPORT!

Happy to make it home with all my fingers and toes after 2 days of hard core battle at the University of Kentucky with Brothers John McGlone and Joshua Stanley Lovell. We were unable to tame the wild UK pussycats, but endured the endless assaults and countless liquid baptism's and kept at the plow smashing through some of the most rocky fields I've ever seen. From the Sodomites and their multitudes of sympathizers to the racist thug BLM hate group supporters we stood our ground declaring the full counsel of God without retreat. Lawlessness abounded as the campus police, who conveniently were nowhere to be found most of day 1, showed up in great numbers on day 2. Unfortunately, the campus police were useless for the duration of the day as they stood by and did nothing as our speech was drowned out with an atheist's pa system and our megaphone cord was sliced with a pair of scissors. Despite the opposition from all sides, we were able to meet and encourage several young men of God on campus who the Lord is raising up to be beacons of Light in the midst of darkness.

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“Pink” Fallout
Over USA

Gen. James Green

T HE JUNE 26, 2015 decision to make same-sex marriage the law of the land came not from Satan, but from God!

WHAT??

That’s right. We have, for years, told you this. We have said time after time—over the years—that unless America, and specifically “the church,” did not REPENT of their evil ways, God would use “pink terrorism” to:

     

#1—call His true people OUT of the “Babylonian Jesus” churches, and AWAY from the worship of America (which is idolatry);

#2—seal Satan’s people in their evil, damnable ways.

 

It is God who has unleashed gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and question (GLBTQ) terrorism against the church in order to separate His true ones from the snakes, flakes, and fakes CLAIMING to be His. We can truly say this is a “great move of God.”

 

But...

AS THE FALLOUT from the Pink Stink Sodomite (PSS) bomb settles over this godless America, things are yet to take their final place. Christians and non-compliant non-Christians can still raise HELL! We expect this. This is the whole reason...to get Americans off their lazy behinds and on to the frontlines TO FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT. Fight not against God/His Word, but fight against the evil satanic principalities, powers, the rulers of darkness of this world, and against wicked spirits in high places, i.e., family, church, and state (Eph. 6:12).

 

Back up...

BACK UP, say, 15 plus years, and read/reread our posted/printed articles on the Homosexual Movement (HM), listen to/watch our DVDs/CDs, and you’ll see that we told you so! This current ruling is both a curse and a blessing. Don’t think that the GLBTQ perverts will not PAY DEARLY for this. They WILL PAY!! But so will this nation that has not stood up for God/righteousness/decency/chastity etc.—be they “Christian” or non-Christian.

 

Remember?

GOD, in Jeremiah 25:9 calls the “pagan” king of Babylon “My servant” (to come against Jerusalem for THEIR SINS). In case you can’t connect the dots, Isaiah 13:3-5 reports: “I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle. They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.”

What do we see here? Verse 3 calls the pagan/idol-worshipping Medes “...My sanctified ones...My mighty ones for mine anger.” You see, after God USED the pagan world power Babylonians to be a weapon against the Hebrews/Jews for their sins, here He calls for their judgment/punishment by the Medes—the Doom of Babylon.

Note v. 4: “...the LORD of hosts (armies) mustereth the host of the battle.” The summons to Yahweh’s avenging armies.

Note v. 5: “...even the Lord, and the weapons of His indignation, to DESTROY the whole land” (i.e., world-wide empire of Babylon).

Now, let’s look at Isa. 10:5: “O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is Mine indignation.” Here we have God sending the idol-worshipping pagans, the Assyrians, against His people Israel ”...an hypocritical nation, and against the people of MY WRATH will I give him (the king) a charge, to take the spoil...prey...to tread them down like the mire (filth!) of the streets” (v. 6).

 

At One Time

GOD CALLED Jacob/Israel “My servant” in Isa. 44:21; In 45:1 He calls Cyrus (king of Persia/Medes) His anointed (a title that should have remained with His people, Israel!). Cyrus, unlike Nebuchadrezzar (of Babylon), is going to be used, not for destruction, but deliverance (see v. 4). This king did not know the LORD God (v. 4), but was going to be used by God anyway (for more info. on all this, write for our two magazines “The Wrath of God”—free).

It is interesting to note that (Isa. 45:1 “His anointed”), the LXX [Greek Old Testament] and also the Vulgate Bible, Cristo Meo= “My Messiah.” the title follows upon “My shepherd.” The content of these terms is explained in 41:2, 3; 25; 46:11; 48:14, 15.

So, the pagan Assyrian monarch in Isa. 10:5 and the pagan Babylonian monarch in Jer. 25:9; 27:6; 43:10, are called by God.

Note Isa. 45:2: “I will go before thee”—Yahweh leads, Cyrus follows (the Cyrus cylinder reads thus: “He made him set out on the road to Babylon going at his side like a real friend.”

Two primary titles express the election of Israel, “servant” and “chosen one” (41:8; 42:1; 43:10; 44:1, 2; 49:3-6). Yahweh now designates Cyrus with an honorable title (44:5). Cyrus is not aware that he is Yahweh’s agent, or that Yahweh has consecrated, called, equipped, empowered, and sent him on his great historical mission, to set the captives (Israel) free.

 

Now

GOD IS USING this whole ugly, perverted, sick, stinking, diseased Homo movement to be a punishment upon the church and this land. But, hopefully His true ones will gather under His government (who are going to receive their share of punishments from God, you can count on it! God will not be mocked!).

 

With Him vs. Against Him!

IT ALL BOILS DOWN to this friends—we’re either going to stand for God/Jesus/the Holy Bible or with this sick/Satanic/pro-abortion/pro-sodomite government. Get off the fence! We’re either going to allow God’s Holy Fire to BURN the HELL out of us, or be consumed by strange fire (e.g. queer fire).

Lest we forget, “Christians,” when Jesus confronted backslidden Israel in His day, He plead with them, as did John the Baptist, to REPENT (see Mt. 3:1, 2; 4:17). Did Israel repent? No, not as a nation. What was the result? Disaster!

You see, Jesus came “to seek and to save that which was lost” (Lk. 19:10). He has not changed His mind or method; REPENT!! Jesus WARNED His backslidden people in JerUSAlem that: “...those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and SLAY THEM before Me” (Lk. 19:27). His admonition, in way of a parable, was to “occupy till I come” (Lk. 19:13). The parable of the pounds illustrates that each redeemed believer has the responsibility to use faithfully what the LORD has given him/her. Each one of us has been given the chance, the time, and the means to LIVE for Christ by Word and deed. Sadly, in this generation (and several gone by), believers have OCCUPIED themselves in the things of this world. They DID NOT want Christ to RULE OVER THEM! So, don’t try to convince me, you soft-bellied, pablum-eating sissies called “Christian,” that Jesus would never be wrathful against HIS own people. The racial Jews have never forgot Jesus’ words: “...SLAY THEM before Me,” which literally happened between 66 AD and 72 AD. America is at this crossroad now.

WAR

“PINK TERRORISM” is now upon the land, sanctioned by the US gov. And if America fails to repent sufficiently, God will unleash Islamic Terrorism upon the land.

 


America has already been divided into 3 groups by the QUEER government, who has specific goals for each group: