How Psalm 83 Anticipates Islam…The Bible and Islam pt 9

Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.(Psalm 83:1-4)

The Psalms of the Bible are usually considered to be inspired devotion, useful for prayer and worship, beautiful and uplifting poetry. This is true, but it is a limited appreciation of what these Psalms have to offer.

The Psalms are Wisdom literature as well, and contain accounts of salvation history. The Psalms are also prophetic. The coming of Jesus the Messiah, his thoughts, suffering and triumph are predicted in great detail in the Psalms.

Finally, the Psalms are Eschatological, they are prophetic teachings and exhortations concerning the end times. Psalm 83 is a prime example of this and as in the other passages I have been sharing in this series, it seems to foretell the scourge of Islam.

Psalm 83 is a desperate prayer offered by a besieged Israel. Her enemies are all of her near neighbors. They have come together as never before in Biblical history, united by a common, visceral hatred of Israel, and also by an anti-God religion, Islam.

The list of nations amounts to Syria, Gaza,Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, in short the Arab Muslim middle east. This list is discussed in detail in another article, The Arab Invasion and it’s Outcome. All of these modern nations are united in hatred by Islam.

They that hate thee, have lifted up their head, in other words the supplicant laments that the enemies of God and Israel have obtained a new confidence.

The rebirth of the nation of Israel and the subsequent failure of five united Arab armies to defeat her in wars of overwhelming numerical, financial and even tactical superiority has been extremely dispiriting to the Muslim Arab world, which is a “shame/honor” culture. That is why the Arabs refer to May ,1948 as “Al Naqba”, the disaster!

But as of late the Muslim Arab world has gained a new confidence. This is because that after steady leveraging of the use of oil, bribery, and immigration, the Arab world has been able to flip the powerful western world, from her pro-Israel position to being anti-Israel.

Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison: Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth. Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:(Psalm 83:9-11)

The Supplicant appeals to previous interventions of God on behalf of Israel,as recorded in the book of the Judges.

“Do unto them as unto the Midianites…”  Refers to the incident in Judges 6-7, in which God confused the Midianites, and in their confusion they turned on and slaughtered each other.

“As to Sisera and as to Jabin…” This refers to the story in  Judges 4-5. Jabin was a Canaanite King who subjected Israel to raids of plunder,rape and murder. Sisera was the commander of Jabin’s army, which deployed 900 chariots.

What God did to Sisera was to send a rainstorm, so intense it rendered the chariots useless. They bogged down on the plain, and were vulnerable to the footmen of Deborah and Barak.

The proud general Sisera fled on foot for his very life. He was beckoned to hide in the tent of a woman, Jael, the wife of one whom he though was an ally. She coaxed him into relaxation, giving the exhausted heathen Commander warm milk.  When he fell into a deep sleep, she took a tent stake, and drove it into Sisera’s temple.

Thus the proud heathen leader was slain by a woman! We find this to be startlingly modern, as we see the ISIS terrorists trying to wipe out the Kurdish Peshmurga militia, among whose numbers of necessity are women. The superstitious among them believe that the warrior who is slain by a woman dies in disgrace and cannot go to paradise!

Make their Nobles Like Oreb and Zeeb,yea all their princes like Zeeba and Zalmuna…This refers back to Godeon’s battle with the Arab multitude in Judges 6-8. The Arab Princes fled, with Gideon’s bands pursuing them. Oreb and Zeeb were caught and forced to confess the killing of  Gideon’s brothers.

Zeeba and Zalmuna were caught also, and were personally executed by Gideon himself. The text of Judges literally tells us that they then removed the “Crescent shaped ornaments off of their camels”.

Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Rise up yourself, and fall on us; for as the man, so is his strength.” So Gideon arose and killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and took the crescent ornaments which were on their camels’ necks.(Judges 8:21 NASV)

The Psalmist is praying that the Arab Princes of this confederation will be pursued, executed and that the Lord himself will remove the crescent ornaments.

The Lord is coming back to the earth in the character of Gideon.

Finally this Psalm offers another insight which I believe is a foreshadowing of the Islam situation. Twice he prays that the enemies would be ashamed…

Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Lord. Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.(Psalm 83:16-18)

As we stated earlier, the psychology of the modern Islamic world is very much based upon a shame/honor system. The humiliation of Al Naqba enrages the Muslims to murderous and self destructive lengths. A Danish cartoon can ignite murderous firestorms all around the world.

The self concept of the Arab Muslim male is fragile. All is comparison. This is why Muslims delight in building towers calculated to be the tallest structure in a city. They relish the humiliation and diminishment of their enemies. Even their vaunted battle cry is one of insecurity, for the literal meaning of Allahu Akbar is “God is greater”. Greater than what?

The Psalmist prays that the enemies of God would be filled with shame, which hopefully would lead to a repentance towards the only true God. There is a healthy shame, rightfully earned which can accomplish a deep work in the soul. “That they may seek you Oh God…”!  Many,many Muslims are already beng saved by God’s grace.

But failing that, the Psalmist also prays for an eternal shame for those who would wipe Israel off of the map.“Let them be ashamed that they may perish forever...”.

When the Muslim confederation of Psalm 83 is utterly defeated, routed, even massacred because of the answer to this prayer, The Psalmist hopes that the rest of the world will see it and come to know something of the fear and Majesty of the “only true God”.

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Remember Amalek-Israel’s Enemy To The End…The Bible and Islam pt 8

The first enemy that the former slave nation of Israel faced in their Exodus into the promised land, was Amalek. The Amalekites harassed the redeemed nation, attacking and slaying the weak, sick and elderly at the edges and rear of the procession of Israel. At Rephidim they openly opposed Israel,

Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.(Exodus 17:8-11)

The battle with Amalek would become a metaphor for all of Israel’s future military history. As long as Israel’s priest (Moses) made supplication, the nation was able to subdue the Amalekites. But as soon as Moses’ arms tired, the Amalekites prevailed. Eventually Aaron and Hur supported Moses’ hands and the victory was secured, for the time being.

The LORD told Moses that Amalek was a special enemy,one that would have to be resisted to the bitter end.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi: For he said, Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.(Exodus 17:14-16)

Moses reiterated this solemn promise in Deuteronomy when He reminded the congregation in the name of God of the cowardly,murderous, terror tactics of the Amalekites.

Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God. Therefore it shall be, when the Lord thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.(Deuteronomy 25:17-19)

Amalek, was the grandson of Esau through a concubine. True to the word of Exodus 17, the future of Israel would feature a constant, on and off struggle against Amalek. Remember Saul being commanded by God through the prophet Samuel to utterly wipe out every single Amalekite?

Samuel also said unto Saul, The Lord sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.(1 Samuel 15:1-3)

But Saul rejected the Word of God,waxing  humanistic, meeting the King of the Amalekites and sparing he and his court. The Amalekites that Saul spared in the name of “tender mercy” turned and ale him according to one of the accounts of Saul’s death.

And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword. But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.( I Sam 15:8-9)

This is the situation we find ourselves in today, confusion about Islam is similar to Saul’s confusion about Amalek, He thought there were “moderate Amalekites” , he didn’t realize that God said to utterly resist all Amalekites. Saul didn’t have the stomach to resist evil utterly, calling an Amalekite an Amalekite, very similarly to our efete leadership, which is so careful to try to distinguish good Islam from bad Islam.*

Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past. And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal.( I Samuel 15:32-33)

When the children of Israel were still wandering in the desert,an Arab King paid a witch named Balaam to curse them. Balaam tried to from three different “high places” but soon found his witchcraft was powerless against this nation.Every time he went forth to “seek auguries” as the pagan witches would do, the Word of the Lord came to Him personally, and out came ever increasing blessings upon Israel.

Finally after being fired by the King, Balaam, still in the Spirit of the Lord commanded the King to “be still and hear what this people would do to your people in the last days”.  He predicted the rise of Israel, the coming of the Messiah, the Assyrian and eventually the Roman conquest of th levant and the crushing of the AntiChrist and of the “Sons of Tumult”. Among other things he pronounced doom on Amalek as being Israel’s last enemy, doomed to destruction.

I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly. Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city. And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.(Numbers 24:17-20)

What is interesting about all of these nations is that they are again in the news (ISIS,ISIL,Syria,Jordan,Lebanon…)and are bitter ,inveterate enemies of Israel, and all united by religion, ISLAM.

I recommend an interesting book, ANTICHRIST;The Search For Amalek  by a new friend RC Morro. I don’t endorse every point he made but the book is intriguing and makes you think.

* I am not calling for the slaughter of all Muslims, just the clear recognition that Islam is Islam, there is no ‘moderate version’ of it. The Prophet Samuel suffered from no such ability, He knew evil when he saw it, and hated it!

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Thankful That God used Columbus!

originally posted October 2010


Should we or shouldn’t we celebrate Columbus day? Every year the debate rages around this time whether the expansion of European civilization into the western hemisphere was a positive or negative development in human history.

Of course Columbus himself was a complex figure, and there is much to love or hate about him depending on one’s point of view. The leftward side of the debate points out Columbus’s greed, ambition, pride and at times cruelty.

And yet on the other side , one must admire the bravery, tenacity, and Columbus’ willingness to venture at great risk. Columbus also had a pious side to him, for he felt he was part of a greater purpose than his own ambition. He believed he was fulfilling the Words of the Hebrew prophets of the Bible in his voyages.

But obviously Columbus day isn’t merely about Columbus ,its really about western civilisation, and it’s expansion among the native peoples of the western hemisphere. That historical fact can either be seen as a breakthrough or as an appalling injustice.

All of this annual back and forth has come to us courtesy of multiculturalism, the philosophy that has flourished in our education system for at least forty years.

This post-modern doctrine holds that all cultures are equally valid, and that one culture’s ‘narrative’ is as good as the other. Worldviews are just ‘narratives’, viewpoints, all equally valid, because MultiCulturalism is radical relativism.

The idea that all cultures are equal sounds good to the naive idealist, but it couldn’t be true. All cultures are not equal, some are positively toxic and a good many have been wiped out because they were unsustainable,(Sodom and Gomorrah come to mind).

Multiculturalism is a dangerous fantasy, because it is in reality a veiled assault on Western civilization, relentlessly working to invalidate the incredible accomplishments of the West, scientifically,socially, culturally and otherwise.

The latest standard bearer of Western Civilization has primarily been the United States of America, for the last eighty years at least.

Therefore the history of the USA has to be ‘deconstructed’, through a toxic process of revisionist history , exaggerating the flaws and sins of the past, minimising the accomplishments, and holding our ancestors to modern-day standards of thought and behaviour.

The real beef the Multi-culturists have is with Christianity. The west was the flourishing place for at least the last thousand years for the development of Christianity, therefore Western civilisation is the ‘perpetual bad guy’ in the retelling of world history.

To the Devotees of MC, the West’s astonishing progress and the elevation in standards of living she has brought to the rest of the world, must have come at the expense of the third World, or the Moslem world.

Multiculturalism is really an Expression of AntiChrist, and it’s problem is with God himself. It is AntiChrist because it retells the story of the Garden of Eden and the fall.

The Third world was Eden, until the evil Europeans came to colonize . Never mind that the Tribes of the world have slaughtered, subjugated and enslaved and exploited each other ever since Adam and Eve fell.

To those raised on relentless propaganda such as Disney’s Pocahantas, or the recent fantasy, Avatar, the third world , and pre-Columbian North and South America, was a giant, peace-loving Eden, until the Europeans came to despoil it.

In the final analysis Multi-Culturalists are resenting the Sovereignty of God.God moves in the affairs of nations, Power belongs to Him, he gives and takes away,raises and elevates for his own good purpose.

And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?(Daniel 4:34-35)

The same God who raised up the United States of America, and used Columbus to discover it, allowed Europeans to colonize it, and drive the Indians further west, Is now judging the United States and the rest of the European nations, in short the West for their sins.

It’s about God, and his Lordship over History. Those who cry loud and long about Slavery, (abolished 150 years ago, after the bloodiest War the USA ever had),never seem to mention that Slavery was the rule in Africa, Asia, the Muslim world, and the rest of the world for Millenia. Only the West, Britain and America insisted on its demise and that at great cost.

As good Multiculturists, they are selective about History, rarely mentioning that at the height of the slave trade there were European slaves in Africa, 3000 black slave holders in the South, and that Muslim slave traders have been bartering with tribal chieftains in Africa for centuries , trading in human lives!

Resenting history is big business now, it is being used to divide people, to stop the healing of ancient wounds and to deny the accomplishments of decent and well-meaning people, for with people of conscience and decency, Guilt is a great tool of manipulation.But that same God of history sees and is taking note. Happy Columbus day everybody!

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The Story Of Cain Anticipates Islam…The Bible And Islam pt 7

The Book of Genesis is foundational to all of the Revelation of God to man. It is a succinct theological account of the earth and man’s beginnings. It is by no means exhaustive. Adam and Eve had many sons and daughters, for example, but Genesis focuses on the story of Cain and Abel.

Every account in Genesis was hand-picked by the Holy Spirit because it offers the fundamental understanding of some aspect of either the fall or the salvation of humanity. Ironically, though Genesis is an account of the beginnings, it is also full of eschatology, the beginning corresponds to the end.

I believe that the story of Cain and Abel goes beyond being the account of the first murder. There would be many, many more murders in human history, and for varying reasons and circumstances, but the story of Cain and of Abel is about much more than the sin of murder.

This first account of murder, and of fratricide is placed immediately after the account of the Creation and the Fall of man, as being basic to the entire development of man after the fall.

Consider that the context of the first murder is worship. Both Cain and Abel were monotheistic worshippers. Abel offered the God appointed blood sacrifice and Cain offered of the fruit of the ground. But sacrifices are statements in and of themselves.

By offering the God appointed bloody sacrifice to God, Abel was saying in effect, “I come to you dear God, by the blood of this substitute which you have ordained,. I admit I am a sinner, and deserving of death. Please accept this sacrificial death in my place!” . 

Cain also made a statement by his offering. Bringing the best of the produce of his crops, the fruit of the ground which God had blessed, Cain was saying that he was willing to admit his utter dependence upon God as creator, and blesser of the ground. But by refusing to bring the bloody sacrifice God appointed, Cain would not admit that he was a sinner in need of substitutionary redemption.

When God rejected Cain’s offering, and accepted Abel’s, Cain slew Abel, shedding his brother’s blood.

The point is that sin would require blood, either way. Someone is going to have to pay for sin. God has appointed a substitute for all of us (Jesus the Messiah). But like Cain, a good portion of humanity finds sacrificial redemption too humbling and abhorrent. As one Muslim proudly told me on an airplane,“We Muslims need no sacrifice!”.

I answered him gently, “Then why do Muslims kill so many people all over the earth?”.

The religion of Cain rejects the sacrifice appointed by God, i.e., the blood of Jesus. But consequently it demands bloody sacrifice in other ways.

For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous. Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.( I John 3:11-15)

To the Lord’s apostle John, there are only two paradigms for all of humanity ; Christ or Cain.

Love one another, is what we have been hearing from the start, ie the onset of our Christian walk. Love pervades the gospels, the epistles, the story of Jesus, indeed, in the whole concept of God seeing us in our sin and misery and sending his Son to suffer in our place as a substitute, Love permeates Christian spirituality.

Yes Love is commanded, but even if not it is so implied that since we have been so loved, in such an unworthy state, how could we not gratefully Love one another?

The paradigm for those who have truly received the gift of Life is Jesus, whose love for God and for us was acted out in the Incarnation, and on the cross in the giving up of his own life, and in our subsequent adoption into His family.

But John suggests a second paradigm, one which he warns us not to emulate, for it is the sure sign of spiritual death and darkness, that is Cain. We are told that Cain was “of the wicked One”, that is, he lived out his life at the disposal of and in the character of the Devil.

Cain “slew His brother”. The word “slew” here has a religious and sacramental significance. In other words there is a sense in which Cain offered up his brother as a sacrifice, just as Abel offered up a lamb as a sacrifice. Abel “slew a Lamb”, Cain “slew His brother”.

But notice that though perhaps he felt he was above slaying a lamb to offer to God, he didn’t hesitate to slay his brother. In other words, sacrifice is inevitable, someone is going to have to pay for sin, someone is going to be offered up on an altar to a god, if not the true sacrifice to the only true God.

Cain offered Abel up to his own rage, on the altar of his hurt feelings, envy, and rebellion. Thus Cain”slew” his brother. He wouldn’t kill a lamb but he killed his brother. He wouldn’t offer to God but he offered to himself! But in all religion, true or false, sacrifice is going to be offered no matter what!

Muslims hate Jews and Christians. But almost universally, wherever possible, Jews and Christians are good to Muslims. Muslims have more rights in Israel than anywhere in the ‘Arab World’. Terrorists get the same treatment in Jewish hospitals than the people they tried to kill. America bends over backwards to try to please Muslims.

Muslims hate us because we are good,and they know it!

Why did he slay his brother? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s were righteous…

Cain actually hated his brother for doing rightly, for coming to God in the God appointed way! It was because his brother’s righteousness showed up his own faux righteousness that Cain Killed Abel. He “slew” him for being good, and because He himself was determined to remain a sinner!

The story of Cain and Abel doesn’t specifically predict Islam, but it is certainly the way to understand the psychology beneath it. All false religions demand bloody sacrifices, one way or another, even atheism. Look at the millions slain by Mao and Stalin, or the millions of children aborted.

By this story near the very beginning of scripture, the LORD was telling us tat man’s conflicts would primarily be spiritual, and that those who refuse to be redeemed by the God appointed sacrifice of Love end up offering bloody sacrifices of their own, making others pay for their sin.

Islam has been basically subdued for about a hundred years, by the Judeo Christian West. Now that our leaders are defecting from the Judeo Christian worldview, the beast has awoken and demands blood.

Those beheadings we read about through ISIS,ISIL, and Al Queda aren’t mere war crime atrocities, they are ritual killings, sacrifices to false Gods, making others pay for the sins of the Muslims.

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What Rothertham Teaches Us…Wisdom Cries Out

Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:  She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,  How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?  Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.(Proverbs 1:20-23)

I believe that when God metaphorically personified his Wisdom as a lady crying out in the streets to the simple, the wicked and even the scorners, He wasn’t just talking about classical street evangelism,(Although the metaphor includes that).

I believe that to the one who has ears to hear, Wisdom is also crying out for one and all to perceive her message through current events. Never before in history have current events been more universally known and broadcast.The discerning should ask themselves, ‘What is Wisdom saying through these widely reported events?’.

Among the avalanche of horrors reported lately in the news is the depressing account of the what has been happening city of Rotherham, in the very heart of the UK. Evidently a gang of mostly Pakistani Muslims has been uncovered, who have been seducing, capturing  and grooming young English girls, to service the wider Muslim community as prostitutes.

This has been going on from 1997 to 2013 evidently without detection. Up to 1,400 young English girls have been ruined this way, many of them began this slavery and degradation when they were pre-teen-aged. How does something like this go on for 16 years without any furor? How is it that in a city of 250,00 population, that 1400 young girls can be abused over 16 years without anyone noticing?

Let us try to discern some of the dreadful warnings lady Wisdom is crying out through this sordid and nightmarish scenario.

* C.S. Lewis was prophetic about “Men without Chests”. C.S. Lewis warned in his book “The Abolition of Man”, that the new secular, relativistic trends in state run education, stripping boys of everything Christian, masculine, virtuous or patriotic,  would one day produce a new breed of “men without chests”, drones of the state, utterly dependent and waiting for ‘help’ from the Government.

“We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst” (The Abolition of Man, CS Lewis)

Where were the Fathers and brothers of these young girls? Was there any indignant revenge? * Will there be any account of outrage? Or has that part of us been expunged by our secular humanistic conditioning of the last 60 years. No doubt our Muslim “guests” sense this and therefore continue to abuse us with impunity.

* I know, I am a Christian and not supposed to be vengeful. But are we really supposed to stand by and allow a perverted gang of foreigners come in and rape any preteen girls they find?

* A partial answer to the first point is that in a city of 250,000 it is entirely possible that 1400 preteen girls can be brought up with the beneficial influence and protection of even one decent man. Wisdom seems to be saying, Congratulations on your sexual revolution! Here is what you are now liberated from; Men, commitment, security, protection, and love.

 Thanks to the sexual  and marital revolution of the past sixty years, it is conceivable that there are many vulnerable young girls, born out of wedlock, and open to male attention, thus seduction. In many cases the only males they are vaguely familiar with, are the heavily medicated, tattooed and often violent, occasional boyfriends of their mothers.

When one considers what the UK was even recently; civilized, highly mannered, stable and hardworking, productive, brave and running underneath it all, a deep stream of evangelical Christianity, you realize that this nonsense couldn’t have occurred. Of course the left laughed Enoch Powell off the public scene, scornfully reducing his prophetic warning to “mere racialism” as they rushed off to recreate Great Britain into the welfare state it is today.

* I think Wisdom is warning also that Big Government isn’t an adequate protector. People are truly on their own these days, and its a shame that the land that originated the phrase “A man’s home is his castle” has been stripped of the rights of self defense through oppressive gun control laws. How is that working out for you?

One outraged Grandfather did threaten a police constable in Rotherham,after he found out that the grooming was known about and covered up by the “powers that be”, saying “If I had a gun I would shoot you”! I am not advocating shooting these negligent officials, but the impotant rage is heart breaking.

There is another horrifying anecdote out of Rotherham about a victim of the grooming who happened to run into one of her Muslim rapists on the street, (Although the perpertrator should have been in jail). When she publically confronted him, the police were called, and arrested her! I guess political correctness trumps child rape!

These new beaureucratic hells in Europe and yes America actually see the tax paying citizen as the problem, and come down very harshly on any who dare say the Emporer has no clothes!

* Wisdom is warning us ISLAM IS RAPE!  Sometime after World War 2 planners in Europe had an idea, ‘how about lets bring in thousands of Muslims into our civil societies to replace the dead of World Wars 1 & 2’? Later they brought Muslims in by the millions to replace the dead due to abortion and birth control. What could possibly go wrong?

It is very difficult for hardcore secularists to make any distinctions about religion, their ideological blindness causes them to lump all religions in the same category. “Christians hurt people too!” is how they relegate equivalency to the two monotheistic religions.

When Christians hurt people, they are denying Christ. When there are mass movements such as the Weslyan revival, people start trying to imitate Jesus and good things happen, hospitals and Universities are built and societies for the relief of the poor.

However the opposite is true of Muslims. If a Muslim can get away from his society and have a life in the west without too much of his religion, I admit he can be a ‘solid’ citizen. But to the extent that the Muslim goes back to the Koran and imitates Mohhamed, bad things, such as rape and murder begin to happen.

How corrupting it must be to the soul to insist that the best possible human being, is Mohammed, a pirate and thief, a violent criminal, a treacherous truce breaking warlord, a perverted man who married a six year old when he was in his fifties?

This sets up a terrible cognitive dissonance within Muslims( you can see the strain on their faces), for Muslims are human beings also. They wouldn’t want their sisters to be raped and used as prostitutes.

But Islam is rape, it is written into their legal battle codes, and Fatwas are being issued granting Muslims infidel women, who are their’s for the taking. Mohammed was a rapist, so also his disciples. Ask the Norwegians, Swedes and Danes about the rape epidemic, almost exclusively done by Muslims. These Socialistic leaders ought to be put in Jail for their crimes against their own people.

* Wisdom is also crying out that Muliticultralism is a dangerous religious delusion!  Perhaps the most disturbing thing about Rotherham is that it lasted so long, due to coverup and collusion of those charged with the public safety. The original whistleblower was commanded to take Muslim Sensitivity classes(Re-education)

For the despicable protectors of political correctness and multiculturalism, the systematic sexual abuse of 1,400 girls over the course of a decade and a half—including some as young as 11 years of age—was the lesser of two evils that occurred in Rotherham, England.

In a stunning testament to the bankruptcy of both ideologies, a researcher who blew the whistle on this appalling scandal more than a decade ago was sent to an “ethnic and diversity course” by child protection authorities after she revealed the ethnic identity of the abusers.

The revelation emerged in a segment of Panorama, a current-affairs program broadcast by the BBC that produced a report on the scandal. The researcher, a person from the United Kingdom’s Home Office who wished to remain anonymous, explained that she began encountering victims while working at Risky Business, a youth outreach organization set up by the Council, aka the local government. “The workers in that project were the only people that those young people trusted, that they were telling the complete story to,” the researcher told Panorama‘s Alison Holt. “And some of the stories that I heard very early on were just so graphic that I don’t think I will ever forget them. I was collecting data on who the perpetrators were, what cars they were using, their grooming methods, their offending methods, and what I was also collecting, was information on professional responses.”(Canada Free Press,Arnold Ahlert,”Diversity Re-education for Rotherham Whistleblower)

Political correctness is an ideology, a religion and a Utopian creed all in one. It’s proponents will overlook rape, mass murder and a host of other evils, lying to cover up it’s abject failures. Our western societies in the grip of the Politically correct, are not really safe, because our leaders put such nonsense as diversity and multiculturalism over their one God given responsibility, the protection of the citizens.

Rotherham was covered up, lest the mass rape of English girls “hurt Muslim sensibilities”.

The US example of this is the Obama administration reaction to the FT Hood slaughter by a Muslim US army Psychologist. He was promoted although he was caught trying to convert wounded US soldiers to Islam at Walter Reed hospital, and had made a business card proclaiming that he was a “soldier of Islam” and had even made threats. The shooting was pronounced “Work place violence” and  before the smoke of the slaughter of 13 US soldiers on their own base had cleared, a senior military spokesman had publicly hoped that “Diversity” wouldn’t be harmed by this incident.

I hate to say it but there are no doubt many more Rotherhams to be discovered. Perhaps our societies are being judged for our defection against God, Judeo Christian morality, and for the promotion of Homosexuality, abortion, and all forms of sexual anarchy . As Proverbs 8 says of Wisdom, “All they that hate me (God’s wisdom) Love death!” God is a Holy God, and we must all soon answer to Him.

Our only real defense would be to turn back to him in repentence, before it is too late. God forgives sin. He sent his only Son to die for us, as  substitute for our sins. How do we know he really accepted what JEsus did? On the third day, Jesus was raised from the dead! “Seek ye the Lord while he can be found, and call upon him while he is near…”

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Did Jacob Cheat Esau?…The Bible and Islam pt 6

And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.(Genesis 25:27-34)

The book of Genesis is all about election, contrasting God’s choice and man’s choice. Abraham would have chosen Ishmael the firstborn, but God had chosen Isaac. Isaac had twins, and his favorite was his firstborn, outdoorsman,hunting son, Esau. But God had chosen Jacob, and stopped Isaac from blessing Esau as He had intended to.

Further into the story, Jacob favored Rachel as his wife, but God chose Leah to be the wife who was to bear the “Seed of the woman”through her son Judah.

Man choses one person, but God choses another, and often the choice of God presents an offense to unregenerate man. In this way the text of scripture actually reveals the (fallen) hearts of men.

It has become the conventional wisdom to this day, that Jacob cheated Esau, and was a lying conniver. But the scripture text teaches no such thing. No where does God accuse Jacob of wrong in the manner of his dealings with Esau, or even his father Isaac. But man does.

There are two  stories in Genesis by which people commonly (but erroneously)  draw the conclusion that Jacob cheated Esau; the incident of the pot of stew, and the incident of JAcob dressing up like Esau to gain the blessing.

In the account above, of Esau coming home from hunting, hungry enough to sell his birthright for Jacob’s stew, all that scripture establishes is that Esau was a profane man, without any sense of the spiritual or the holy. There is no indication of Jacob plotting and scheming to take anything away from his brother, he just happened to be making lentil soup, at the time that his brother returned from his hunt.

Esau was the firstborn, jacob and Esau both knew it. But there is no reason to doubt that they had both heard their own birth story and the prophecy which accompanied it. I don’t believe Jacob had to make the trade to buy the birthright, for God had already said that “The elder shall serve the younger”.

This story doesn’t establish Jacob’s duplicity, rather Esau’s profanity and unworthiness to receive the Abrahamic blessing. The epistle to the Hebrews warns us,

Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.(Hebrews 12:15-17)

The lesson of this passage is that afterwards, Esau wanted to receive the blessing, (After he had profaned the idea of a birthright), but could not. There was nothing he could do to undo his situation,(Found no place of repentance). The incident of the stew didn’t disqualify him, it just served as an example that he was disqualified.

The second incident is a bit more offensive for people, leading them to judge Jacob as a conniver and cheat…the incident of Jacob dressing up as Esau and fooling his blind father.

I see why this is hard to take, but for those of us who believe scripture, we must ask, where does God in any way condemn Jacob or his mother Rebbekah for this incident? Esau certainly hated him for it, bitterly complaining that he (who had ‘sold’ his birthright for stew), had been cheated! But where does the author of scripture condemn him for this?

One of the ways I have learned to read the narrative of Genesis and indeed most of the Old Testament itself, has been by seeing these stories as a record of the attempted corruption of the “Seed of the woman” and the preservation of the same.

Why does Pharoah take Abraham’s wife? The devil wanted to corrupt the seed. Why did a later Pharoah seek to destroy Hebrew babies? Satan was after the seed! Why did Queen Athaliah destroy all of the children of her deceased son, the King of Judah and son of David? The Serpent was after the ‘seed of the woman’, but God preserved Josiah, the one child the Messiah was coming through.

The story of Jacob and Esau is not merely a morality tale, we are talking about the people chosen to bring into the world the seed of the woman who would save the world and crush the serpent! God had chosen Abraham, and Isaac, and now Jacob! Not IShmael and Esau! God chose Judah, who would come through Leah, not Rachel!

Isaac was intent upon ‘blessing’ his favorite son, Esau, with the very blessing of Abraham, even though he knew what God had said about the two twins. Rebekkah wasn’t going to allow that to happen, neither was Jacob.Look at Rebekkah’s deception in a similar way to the deceptive tale of Nathan to King David about the poor farmer and his only beloved sheep! It was a ruse to get David to see the error of his ways, and it worked!

Isaac’s blindness is shared by much of the world today. He couldn’t tell the chosen Son from the other brother.

There are massive demonstrations going on in European capitals on behalf of the Palestinian cause, and in support of HAMAS, and indirectly ISIS, by normally civilized people. Incredible expressions of hatred for Jews are being publicly demonstrated in Europe of all places!(Whatever happened to ‘never again’?).

This is because the impression still remains, that Jacob is cheating Esau out of his inheritance again! The “evil Jews” supposedly have cheated and oppressed the sons of Esau out of their “holy Land’, and millions are taking sides against them.

Isaac eventually was able to see. The book of Hebrews 11 tells us that Isaac blessed his sons by faith… . Once he realized what Rebekkah and Jacob had done he validated it by telling the crying Esau, “…He shall indeed be blessed…”, recognizing the hand of God.

Unfortunately the whole world has to take sides in the modern Jacob/Esau dispute, unwittingly fighting, not against the Jews, but against the God who brought them back into their ancestral land as He said he would.

For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.(Joel 3:1-3)

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Many Warned About TB Joshua

And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.(Matthew 24:11-13)

In view of the recent collapse of the Synagogue of all Nations church, led by the (False) prophet TB Joshua, which led to the deaths of at least 70 South Africans, I thought I would reprint this 2001 letter I sent to a major newspaper in Johannesburg South Africa, printed in March 2001, after they printed a positive review of the dangerous false prophet.Unfortunately thousands of Nigerians and gullible westerners have been decieved by this dangerous man.

Dear Sirs,

I am writing in regard to your article (02/25/01) on the prophet T.B. Joshua entitled MIRACLE MAN. As a Christian Pastor and teacher I am concerned about some of the aspects of this prophet’s ministry which are either unreported or perhaps unappreciated for their significance.

In the light of the fact that we believe we are living in the last days before Jesus’ return, and that one of the warnings Jesus gave us was that immediately before that time there would arise “False prophets”, who would be able to perform “signs and wonders so that if possible they would be able to deceive even the very elect”, it is extremely important that we be all the more discerning.

I don’t know Pastor Joshua’s heart. Indeed, it seems to be that he is a very sincere man living a simple lifestyle. Rather than taking money constantly (as a good many of the celebrated televangelists do) there are stories of T.B. Joshua’s generosity to the poor who struggle to come to him for healing. Nonetheless, we are told to be discerning in our evaluation of anything which claims to be “of God”.

“Try the Spirits to see whether they be of God” (I John 4). There are several caveats I offer to those who are seeking discernment regarding these phenomena,

o On a French television interview, Prophet Joshua said that he had received this ‘gift’ at birth. In God’s word, the true Gifts of the Spirit of God are not bestowed at birth to anyone – see 1 Cor:12-14. One must first be converted to Christ to have God’s Spirit indwelling one – and even then the gifts are distributed “as the Spirit wills”.

o Transubstantiation – On videotape distributed by the Synagogue of all Nations, a “Blood of Jesus ” service was shown. It consisted of the Prophet Joshua blessing a huge tank of water, touching each of twelve running spigots, proclaiming them to now be “the blood of Jesus”. The congregation Were then shown rushing forward, pushing and pulling among themselves, seeking to get to those spigots first, that they might drink, splash, and in some cases even shower in “the blood of Jesus”. This is perhaps the most disturbing aspect of it all as it turns the Biblical doctrine of the blood of Jesus (His vicarious death) into a sensuous, superstitious experience. No Priest or Prophet can turn any substance into the blood of Jesus – that is more akin to paganism and magic than Christianity. The blood of Jesus was shed as a sacrifice to God the Father, not as a potion to be splashed and bathed in!

o False separation between the Sheep and the goats- In addition to the other antics at the blasphemous “Blood of Jesus ” service, as the people pushed, pulled and shoved forward to participate in the so-called blood, those who had “agents of Satan”, were put into a demonic frenzy, rolling on the ground, through the muck and mire (more on that next) screaming and moaning in agony. There is demon possession indeed, but one would look in vain anywhere in the scriptures to find any deliverance service remotely resembling this so called “Blood of Jesus” service. Joshua proclaimed this as the” separation of the sheep and the goats”, which actually takes place at Judgment Day.

o There is also a degrading and even humiliating aspect to these healings. When Christ healed it was in a dignified manner. True man is below, God is above, but man is not “Nothing”, he is made “In the Image of God”. In the Joshua videotape, released by the Synagogue, men with rectal cancer are asked to take down their pants, before others, both before and after the healing. A woman is made to bare her breasts, one showing cancer, and stands in front of a mixed assembly in the agony of her pain. As the healing progresses, her breast is seen oozing puss onto her dress and flowing down to make a puddle on the floor.

People are seen “Vomiting their troubles away” on the floor. Some vomit blood, others vomit rocks, shells, large worms and live insects. There is no scripture for this. Where did Jesus or His apostles ever do any such things? Yes these stains can be seen on the floor, the very spots where people vomited blood, and where women are seen on camera passing bloody “fibroids” from between their legs! And then on this same floor, people are put into trances, laid out on that same floor, (you can see the spots) and those in trances are seen rolling about in those spots.

Remote control- T.B. Joshua uses a technique called “remote control”. Standing about ten feet away from “patients”, with hand motions he manipulates their motions: By scooting his hands to the left, the patient seems irresistibly drawn to the left; and to the right, the patient goes to the right; by circling his hands, Joshua sends the patient into a circle, often until they spiral out of control, falling into a dazed heap! Once again, this method is more akin to occult healing practices than it is to Biblical healing and in the compassionate manner of Jesus Christ.

Another similar technique is called “point of contact”. For example, the bare-breasted woman suffering in agony from cancer, before the congregation, Joshua stands about 15 feet away, and rubs his chin vigorously, This then evidently affects her cancerous breast, in some way. In contrast, the healing of the woman with the issue of blood in Luke 8:44, simply touched Jesus and was healed!

o Calling Fire from heaven – Joshua has the power to call fire from heaven upon the body parts of sinning members of his congregation! A woman in the video is seen clutching her private parts in agony as Joshua’s fire cleanses her of the sin. This causes mild amusement of others in the audience. It does not bring fear of God! We are told in the book of Revelation that the false prophet calls fire from heaven to the amazement of those under delusion!

o Joshua has strange beliefs. For example, he is a vegetarian : he told an interviewer that many of the people he ministers to in the area of deliverance are “Half fish and half man”. In another interview, he said that “the divine person” within him can appear to thousands simultaneously, even coming to them in their dreams! This is not Biblical or Christian!

In closing, I don’t pretend to know Joshua’s motivation; by all accounts he seems to be a very sincere man. However sincerity is no safeguard against deception. I am sure Edgar Cayce, Jean Dixon and countless other prophets, who by Christian, Biblical standards would have to be regarded as False, were equally sincere and unassuming. There are countless warnings in scripture

about the emergence of False Prophets and teachers who like Pharaoh’s magicians, withstood and hindered the true gospel by means of signs, wonders and miracles. Just because Joshua seems to be able to produce “results”, doesn’t make him a man of God, nor should we go there. The end does not justify the means. The very idea of having to go to Nigeria to receive a healing, or a miracle, or a Word from God, is unscriptural.

“Jesus Christ is the same, Yesterday, Today, and forever”. He is as closer to us today as our breath, for “Whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved”.

We at Moriel Teaching Ministries SA will happily verify these claims by providing access to the video we have cited here today. Any one needing further clarification can contact us.

Sincerely, Pastor Bill Randles

(Reply to YOU magazine following an article. Note: Even Radio Pulpit is promoting him)

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