Kennedy,Huxley,Lewis…Nov 22 1963

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… (Proverbs 1:20-21)

I believe that God speaks to us in current events and in the workings of history , that is if we have ears to hear. The challenge is to try to interpret just what it is that God is saying in the twists and turns of daily events.

Because of the assassination of President Kennedy, November 22, 1963 is a day in history that has gone down as one of those “I know exactly where I was and what I was doing and thinking ” days, like 9-11 is to this generation. Television transmitted the nightmare instantly to hundreds of millions , and cast a surreal shadow over America and the world.

But the events of the day overshadowed the deaths of both CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley. All three died within hours of each other. What is it that God’s Wisdom is crying out about in this strange confluence of events?

These three, Kennedy, Huxley and Lewis were the embodiment of different ideals of the times they lived in. Their influence helped shape their own and following generations.

Kennedy was a symbol of the post World War 2 America, he was a cold warrior, and an ardent anti-communist. His inauguration was the passing of he torch to the new generation and he represented American confidence. His rhetoric was brimming with hope, the future, and sacrifice for the better good. He was young, handsome, and appeared (by carefully crafted imagery) virile and healthy.

CS Lewis, was a British man of letters, an Oxford Don, and a veteran of the horrors of World War One . He had been an atheist until sometime after the war, when he was “Dragged kicking and screaming into faith”, as “the most reluctant convert ever”.

But he would by his regular BBC broadcasts through World War 2, lucidly and confidently give a besieged and battered people a reason for the christian hope he had within him.

His lectures on air would eventually be published as books, such as Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce, The Abolition of Man, and Surprised by Joy.These are considered classics of apologetics.

Lewis’s children’s novels have also become classics, such as his Chronicles of Narnia series enjoyed by millions. The Christian subtext of Narnia and his Space Trilogy as well as the non fictions books Lewis wrote have convinced millions of the claims of the christian faith.

On that same November day ,Aldous Huxley died. Huxley also represents an aspect of his times. He was the grandson of the Zoologist,Thomas Huxley, friend and contemporary of Charles Darwin, known as “Darwin’s bulldog”, for his famous debates over clergymen who objected to Darwin’s theories.

Aldous Huxley was a man of letters also, his most famous book being Brave New World, a novel about the future of society, in which the masses are controlled by a technocratic elite, using pleasurable Pavlovian conditioning to manipulate them.

Huxley was also an acquaintance of British occultist Aleister Crowley who introduced him to the psychedelic drug peyote as far back as the 1930’s.

As a philosopher, Huxley became a vocal advocate for various new forms of consciousness, including Vedanta Hinduism, and the use of psychedelic drugs.

In 1954 He published an influential study of consciousness altering drugs, which he called THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION,.(Jim Morrison named his rock band,THE DOORS having been influenced by Huxley’s ideas).Huxley was one of the leading philosophical proponents of the use of LSD in the fifties and sixties.

Each of these three were summoned to judgment on the same day in 1963. the christian apologist , the president of the world’s most powerful nation, and the atheistic advocate of hinduism and drug use.

Could it be that the Lord called them home on the same day to speak to a generation (baby Boomers) as a contrast ? Could it be that each of them who impacted their generation and the one that followed so profoundly, were called to judgment, that we might consider our own paths?

Huxley represents the dismal end of what seemed so promising in the days of his grandfather Thomas. All society need do is dismiss the church and the Bible , and to follow Darwin, into a bright shiny future of (godless) enlightenment.

What would become of the BRAVE NEW (godless) WORLD , crafted by the west after listening to Darwin and Huxley’s grandfather ? Would the west find some new meaning now that science had finally supplanted the christian God?

Perhaps Huxley’s end was the answer to the question, for Huxley’s last request as he lay dying on November 22, 1963, was for two more doses of LSD!

Very little about Kennedy’s carefully crafted image proved to be true. Contrary to the image, Kennedy wasn’t healthy at all , in fact he took daily cocktails of drugs just to function without pain.

The “Camelot” Image of the wholesome young family man, in love with his beautiful wife, was only made possible because a fawning press covered over his penchant for adultery.

When it became politically untenable he cut ties with Frank Sinatra so as not to be (rightly) perceived as being too comfy with people connected to Mafioso.

The generation that came into adulthood would come to be disillusioned by ‘the crafted Image’ in general, after Kennedy’s death. Pessimism would replace the unbounded confidence in Government, and in America as a force for good.

Unfortunately Kennedy’s hidden sexual morality would come to be openly embraced by a whole generation of young cynics, shortly after his death. But since most people aren’t ‘Kennedy’s’ the consequences of such actions cannot easily be swept under the rug.

Out of the “sexual revolution” that would soon sweep away ‘traditional’ American Judeo Christian virtues, would come the bitter harvests of illegitimacy, poverty, the breakdown of the family and society, that we see today.

How many of these disaffected young people, having long lost their faith through the “Scientific Atheism” of Thomas Huxley, or had tried to fill the vacuum in their lives by Aldous Huxley’s promotion of Drug use, or Eastern Mysticism, have picked up a copy of Mere Christianity at some point in their life, and found a reason again to believe in God, and in Jesus Christ His Son?

I wonder how many who had embraced the godless hedonism embodied by Kennedy, and instead of play acting as he did, just dropped all pretense and “Did their thing”, until it ruined them morally,spiritually and even physically?

But I know for a fact that time and again this has happened , that people like this have been given, perhaps a copy of THE ABOLITION OF MAN, or MERE CHRISTIANITY By CS Lewis and they found the understanding they needed to find their way back to God and sanity .

I think God let these three die on the same day for us to consider these things. What kind of legacy would you want to leave?

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Whats the Problem?

By Nonie Darwish-(Wikipedia)(Arabic: نوني درويش‎; born 1949)[1][2] is an Egyptian-American human rights activist and critic of Islam, and founder of Arabs for Israel, and is Director of Former Muslims United. She is the author of three books: Now They Call Me Infidel; Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law, and The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East. Darwish’s speech topics cover human rights, with emphasis on women’s rights and minority rights in the Middle East. Born in Egypt, Darwish is the daughter of an Egyptian Army lieutenant general, who was called a “shahid” by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser,[3] after being killed in a targeted killing by the Israel Defense Forces in 1956. Darwish blames “the Middle Eastern Islamic culture and the propaganda of hatred taught to children from birth” for his death. In 1978, she moved with her husband to the United States, and converted to Christianity there. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, she has written on Islam-related topics.[3]


Subj: We Can’t seem to Pin Point The Problem

The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
The Underwear Bomber was a Muslim
The U.S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
The Bali Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
The Moscow Theatre Attackers were Muslims
The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Muslims
The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims
And finally, the attacks in Paris, France were conducted by radical Islamic Muslims!
Think of it:
Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
Confucians living with Baha’is = No Problem
Baha’is living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Baha’is = No Problem
Baha’is living with Christians = No Problem
Christians living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem
Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
Muslims living with Christians = Problem
Muslims living with Jews = Problem
Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem
Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
**********SO THIS LEADS TO *****************
They’re not happy in Gaza
They’re not happy in Egypt
They’re not happy in Libya
They’re not happy in Morocco
They’re not happy in Iran
They’re not happy in Iraq
They’re not happy in Yemen
They’re not happy in Afghanistan
They’re not happy in Pakistan
They’re not happy in Syria
They’re not happy in Lebanon
They’re not happy in Nigeria
They’re not happy in Kenya
They’re not happy in Sudan
******** So, where are they happy? **********
They’re happy in Australia
They’re happy in England
They’re happy in Belgium
They’re happy in France
They’re happy in Italy
They’re happy in Germany
They’re happy in Sweden
They’re happy in the USA & Canada
They’re happy in Norway & India
They’re happy in almost every country that is not Islamic!
And who do they blame?
Not Islam… Not their leadership… Not themselves,
And they want to change the countries they’re happy in,
to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy
And finally they will get hammered!
******** So, What are their Major Organizations? **********
We just can’t figure out who’s causing the problem…??

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A Visit From ChristmasAngel…

The following was sent to my about page on my blog. When I tried to respond, the email address proved faulty. I thought maybe others might  have some thoughts on the interesting points raised by “Christmas Angel”. I think criticism can g=be helpful . My rely is at the end of the re-mail, but I would welcome any feedback, positive or negative….PBR


Christmas Angel 2015 commented on About Pastor Bill Randles

I am 51 years old and have served Believers in Grace fellowship since 1982. A non denominational Pentecostal church in Marion, …

Your blog is so utterly predictable with its “hurry-up-and-bring-on-the-end-times” jazz. It sounds like an Old Testament version of Fox News. At the top of the page (in small small print) it says “Applying the Gospel to Life.” That’s false advertising, to say the least.

The Categories listed on the right side of the page clearly spell out your priorities — and THEY ARE NOT CHRISTIAN PRIORITIES. Where are the words like “love,” “peace,” “forgive,” “forgiveness,” “loving God,” “hope,” “poverty,” “inequality,” “justice,” “compassion,” “resurrection,” “sacrifice,” “fear not” (a phrase commonly used by Jesus, “goodness,” “sharing,” “caring,” “teaching,” “unity,” “everyone,” “walk,” “prayer,” “good example,” “Father,” “kingdom (of God)” “New Testament,” “struggle,” “Beatitudes,” “other cheek,” “community,” “community,” “cooperation,” “understanding,” “truth,” and “light of the world”? For example, that is. Think about it, followers fo Mr. Randles? Why do his writing priorities center on fear, death, destruction, the end of the world, hopelessness, and despair?

How about something re: this message from Jesus — the only one contained in all four of the Gospels: Love your life, you’ll lose; hate your life, you’ll keep it. (Matthew 10:39, 16:25; Mark 8:35; Luke 9:24, 17:33; John 12:25).

Where is the love? You’re so wrapped up in telling everyone how horrible things are becoming without regard for the fact that the “end times” have been boldly and blindly predicted by people like you for hundreds of years. They have been wrong, wrong, and even more wrong:

Your blog’s Categories focus on terrorism, violence, war, hatred, hell, religions other than the brand you espouse for your followers, Armegeddon (your incorrect spelling), depravity, glenn beck (that old hawker of gold ingots and the only modern-day individual given a category),

On Nov. 14, 2015, you cited a UK newspaper, The Telegraph, which rightly said: “The brutality of this attack shows that we are not dealing with an enemy that can be negotiated with, only confronted and beaten.” Then you immediately followed that with your own words: “Except, of course, they are talking about the Paris attacks – they do not care at all about the killing of Jews in Israel, which is why you will never hear any such statement when terrorists attack Israel as they are doing now on a daily basis…” That is such nonsense.

The Telegraph alone has been a leader in presenting detailed and regular news about what’s going on in Israel. For example, there’s this from 13 October 2015: Israel: Three killed in Palestinian ‘Day of Rage’ attacks
Separate stabbing and shooting attacks hit Jerusalem as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu calls emergency security meeting

Your frequently have incredibly hostile words for President Barack Obama in your blog. I’m sure, Mr. Randles, your loyal followers would be interested in reading your particularly heinous words in a post you wrote for “the blog of lighthouse trails research” on September 23, 2015, regarding the president’s visit with Pope Francis in the U.S. To quote you:

“Obama, the president of the United States and one of the Gentile kings of the earth, is the most hostile president to the state of Israel we have ever seen in the USA. He is a consistent supporter of Islam, having empowered ISIS, and disrupted the entire Middle East, turning it over to Muslim Brotherhood operatives, not to mention his unprecedented support for the Shia Iranian regime, an inveterate foe of the USA (the great Satan) and Israel (the little Satan), which it vows to wipe off the face of the earth.”

Empowered ISIS? You mean the president who’s led a coalition air campaign since last year against ISIL? The one who has helped supply and protect Kurdish fighters against ISIL? The one who has continued to train and supply the struggling Iraqi government as they fight to hold their own following the agreement (signed with the Bush-Cheney administration, by the way) for U.S. ground troops to exit the country)? The one who has led the ongoing humanitarian efforts to protect the Yazidis? Etc., etc., and so forth. Meanwhile, the Obama-Clinton detractors’ alternative policy has consisted of “uhhhhhhhh … Seriously, they offer nothing on the campaign trail or in Congress that would augment or even supplement what the Obama administration has done.

Empowered ISIS? HOW ABOUT LED THE WAY FOR THE CREATION OF ISIS? Why do you and your rapidly aging Fox News aficionados so conveniently forget how that terror group — and now an illegitimate state in Iraq and Syria — was formed as a direct result of the decision to invade Iraq and, at the same time, remove resources from the war against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.?

Your line, Mr. Randles, about President Obama providing “unprecedented support for the Shia Iranian regime” is nonsensical. It’s a farce, and you know it. Like your pals in the radical faction now leading the Republican Party in the U.S., you have NOTHING good to say about a president who has done so much with so little support from what we once called the “loyal opposition” in this country. In fact, the opposition wrote a letter to Iranian leaders earlier this year telling them (in the utmost example of treason you’ll see these days) that the U.S. Congress and any future president would be under no obligation to abide by a non-proliferation treaty. So there. Unprecedented and most horrible opposition since the first Inauguration Day.

Empowered ISIS? “ISIS got started through funding from our friends and allies. Because as people will tell you in the region that if you want somebody who will fight to the death against Hezbollah, you don’t put out a recruiting poster saying, ‘sign up for us. We’re gonna make a better world.’ You go after zealots and you go after these religious fundamentalists. That’s who fights Hezbollah. It’s like a Frankenstein.” ~Gen. Wesley Clark, ormer Supreme Allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during the war against Yugoslavia

Stop acting like you know so much — and know so much better than your followers. They deserve better. They deserve the loving and comforting words of Jesus from a teacher who focuses on their lives in the here and now. Why focus so heavily on the perceived evils when you can teach people how to lead by example? For instance, that is. Think it over.

Christmas Angel


Dear Chrstmas Angel, thanks for your critique. I must admit I am a bit intrigued by this mysterious message. I will seek to answer a few of your points and perhaps we can discuss this face to face over coffee or eggnog when you return to Iowa for Christmas.

* Applying the Gospel to Life is “false advertising because All I talk about are the end times”- I do talk about fulfillment of prophecy brother, but if you look closer at my blog and it’s 800 articles, you will find that I did a verse by verse study of the book of Romans 1-11, a study of Genesis 1-11, a study of the third chapter of John, the first Epistle of John, on being born again, quite a bit on the book off Revelation, and verse by verse through the conversion stories in Acts,quite a few expositions of Psalms, and Proverbs… in short, you are grossly overgeneralizing.
Can someone overdo teaching on the end times? Consider this Christmas Angel(or os it Kringle?) When Paul founded the church in Thessalonians ,He was only able to stay there for three Sabbath days, due to Persecution.. What did he teach them in that short time? You can tell by his constant reference in the letters,saying things such as “Don’t you remember I told you these things; What things? The Rapture, the tribulation, the AntiChrist, the delusion, the final apostasy….etc etc etc.

*You suggested I teach Jesus’teaching in Mark 8 about the necessity of losing the life to save it. Good Idea! I already did so ,Here ,”On The Necessitry of Losing our Life”

* I have a lot of Love, that is why I want people to be able to see what is going on through a scriptural prism.

* Glenn Beck is a Mormon, a deceiver who was trying to lad many confessing Christians. I ama Shepherd and felt the need to warn people of his true background.

*The November14,2015 article was a reblog of another blogger, who was making note of something obvious, the hypocrisy of the Media regarding Israel. Of course papers like the Telegraph acknowledge news worthy things like the Intifada, but it is easily demonstrable that they do so in slanted and biased faction, granting moral equivalency to those who perpetrate terrorism and those who are victims of it, in the case of Israel.

* Obama is indeed easily the most hostile US president regarding Israel. He has repeated snubbed and tried to humiliate Netanyahu, He has negotiated with Iran , even after the Ayotullah made clear that the “destruction of Israel is non-negotiable”, He has given a nation which has sworn to destroy Israel, 150 billion dollars in frozen assets.

* ISIS or ISISl, is a US Frankenstein, trained, armed and financed to take out Bashir Assad. It went rogue and carved out for itself a piece of real estate the size of Indiana , in order to establish the Sunni Caliphate.Obama’s response has been ineffective “pin point strikes”. ISIS has also been empowered by Obama’s hasty retreat from Iraq.

*Stop Acting Like I know so much– well Christmas Angel here is something I may be able to agree with you- I don’t know much of anything, but I try to share what I do know to the extent that it just might help someone to believe in the BIble. “Let the Righteous smite me, it shall be a Kindness to ME!”-

I can’t wait to see you Christmas Angel. Perhaps like Scrooge I can rethink my ways! Would you mind identifying yourself to me? I appreciate your criticisms and am sure you mean them for my good. Your friend- Pastor Bill

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The Dhimminitude of France…

If you continue in my Word, then you will be a disciple of mine, and you will know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free”.John 8:32

One of the side effects of the turbulent events of the last twenty years, is that we in the West have been acquiring quite an expanded vocabulary, particularly of Arabic words.

For example we all now know what Jihad is, also Al Taqqiya, Jizya, Ayatollah, Imam, Mosque, the Shihad. We wouldn’t want to sign a Hudna,  but we are proud to be called a Kifir.If you aren’t careful some Imam will put a fatwa on you.

No one wants an intifada to break out in their neighborhood, nor would we want to welcome a Hijra.We currently live in the Dar Al Harb, and want to keep it that way, out from underneath Shariah, but terrorists, ( oops, I mean Mujahadin) are trying to turn the west into the Dar Al Salaam, by forcing us to say the SHihad.**

Here is a word many are becoming aware of, thanks to the efforts of a wonderful author named BAt’Yeor. The word is Dhimminitude.It comes from the days of rapid Muslim conquest and the problems of assimilation.

The problem arose when after slaughtering  as many of the Kafir as possible in a given nation, who was going to work to provide food, or to run the infrastructure of the conquered nation? Islamic warriors don’t do anything productive, they know how to break, but not how to build or farm or provide.

One of Mohammhed’s successors came up with a solution, the Dhimmi pact.

Muslims would allow subject people’s to live under their “Protection”as long as they realized that their very life was preserved at the mercy of their conquerors, and their attitude showed it, and they were willing to pay the Jizya tax, and allow themselves to live a life of humiliation.

Dhimminitude creates a certain mindset, a perpetual, unnatural brokenness. It is similar to Stockholm syndrome, so named after a hostage taking in Stockholm, in which the captured began to justify their captors, over their rescuers.

In a lecture recorded , called Beyond Munich, The Spirit of Eurasia, Bat Yeor reveals that the groundwork for Europe’s slow entombment into Islamic mayhem, was set about thirty years ago, particularly driven by France;

A wide-ranging policy was then first sketched out, a symbiosis of Europe with the Muslim Arab countries, that would endow Europe – and especially France, the project’s prime mover – with a weight and a prestige to rival that of the United States (2). This policy was undertaken quite discreetly, outside of official treaties, under the innocent-sounding name of the Euro-Arab Dialogue. An association of European parliamentarians from the European Economic Community (EEC) was created in 1974 in Paris: the Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Cooperation. It was entrusted with managing all of the aspects of Euro-Arab relations – financial, political, economic, cultural, and those pertaining to immigration. This organization functioned under the auspices of the European heads of government and their foreign ministers, working in close association with their Arab counterparts, and with the representatives of the European Commission, and the Arab League.”Beyond Munich-The Spirit Of Eurabia, Bat Yeor speech to the French Senate”

The terms, however, were firmly set by the Arabs,

The Arabs set the conditions for this association: 1) a European policy that would be independent from, and opposed to that of the United States; 2) the recognition by Europe of a “Palestinian people,” and the creation of a “Palestinian” state; 3) European support for the PLO; 4) the designation of Arafat as the sole and exclusive representative of that “Palestinian people”; 5) the de-legitimizing of the State of Israel, both historically and politically, its shrinking into non viable borders, and the Arabization of Jerusalem. From this sprang the hidden European war against Israel, through economic boycotts, and in some cases academic boycotts as well, through deliberate vilification, and the spreading of both anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.”Ibid”

As with nearly everything else that is Islamic, Dhimminitude is  a diabolically inspired way to mass brainwash a people, a formerly strong people at that! It is psychological warfare, subversive, and menacing to the host nation, relentless in its demands, and incredibly deceptive.

It reminds me of a scene in the film, The Lord of the Rings, in which Theodin, the king of Rohan, a kingdom of knights, was reduced to a stuporous, slobbering , dying man, as his advisor, Grima Wormtongue, constantly whispered propaganda in his ear, slowly but surely dismantling the once valiant nation, hindering the warriors who would have defended it and decreeing, under the whisperings of his advisors, the destruction of his own nation.

Eventually he received something which looked like an exorcism, and was able to come to himself, barely in time to rally his nation to fight off the enemy which had insinuated itself.

The Koran literally tells Muslim conquerors to “Make the infidel fell humiliated”… Think of that when you read this portion of Bat Yeor’s lecture,

During the past three decades a considerable number of non-official agreements between the countries of the CEE (subsequently the EU) on the one hand, and the countries of the Arab League on the other, determined the evolution of Europe in its current political and cultural aspects. I will cite here only four of them: 1) it was understood that those Europeans who would be dealing with Arab immigrants would undergo special sensitivity training, in order to better appreciate their customs, their moeurs(sic); 2) the Arab immigrants would remain under the control and the laws of their countries of origin; 3) history textbooks in Europe would be rewritten by joint teams of European and Arab historians – naturally the Battles of Poitiers and Lepanto, or the Spanish Reconquista did not possess the same significance on both Mediterranean littorals; 4) the teaching of the Arabic language and of Arab and Islamic culture were to be taught, in the schools and universities of Europe, by Arab teachers experienced in teaching Europeans. Ibid

The French, and The EU have made a “Devil’s Bargain” and come under the spell of Dhimminitude, therefore the leaders are gladly submitting to their own demise. I wonder what these leaders got for betraying their own nations? Thirty Pieces of silver? Pray for the people of Europe, that they come out of their slumber and  repent of their Anti-Semitism, and be set free.


** Jihad– unrelenting warfare to force Submission to Islam                         Taqqiya– Islamic sanctioned lying for the advancement of Islam          Jizya– a heavy tax imposed upon non-Muslims in Muslim dominated areas, designed to hinder and even humiliate the infidel.               Ayatollah– a Shiite religious leader                                                                      The SHihad– The confession of faith for Muslims                                    Hudna– a deceptive, short termed, one way peace treaty, designed to give Muslims time to heal and re-arm.                                                                    KAfir– a non believer, an infidel, a second class citizen, a non human.       Fatwa– a religious ruling. Imams put a Fatwa on Salmon Rushdie when He wrote the novel The Satanic verses and he had to run for his Life, in England.                                                                                                               Intifada– violent uprising by Muslims, riots, street fights, vandalism and arson and of course, Murder.                                                                               Hijra– Immigration as a means of invasion,i.e. Europe.                                 Dar Al Harb– the house of War…Dar Al Salaam– house of peace(dominated by Islam).                                                                                 Shariah– Islamic Law….heavily weighted in favor of Islamic men.





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A Brief Reply To My European Brother

A brother from Holland wrote me an excellent letter, (I put it on my last posting, and I recommend it).  I think he raised some very good points and perhaps most importantly, this can stimulate a beneficial and spiritual discussion. The goal of the blog, is “Applying the gospel to all of life“. Here is my brief reply;


Dear brother thanks for the contribution to the discussion, as well as for the truly Christian spirit you wrote it in. One of the stated dangers of these times is that “Men’s hearts would grow cold” due to abounding iniquity.

As a matter of fact I believe that the destruction of love, is one of the goals Satan seeks to achieve through the false religion of Islam. Satan would move Christians in America and Europe out of a position of love, because “Love never fails”, and the enemy knows this.Therefore your words are very timely.

One of the silver linings of these  crises is that many Muslims are coming to Jesus because they have witnessed Christian love, even under duress. The Copts of Egypt stick out as an example.

It is also very easy these days to confuse the concept of being truthful, with lovelessness. When I said I want to “Rant” a bit about the European crisis, I wasn’t using the word in the old sense, as in “Ranting and raging” in anger, rather I was using it in the modern “Cyber sense” (My “Facebook” is showing, isn’t it?).

A “Rant” is climbing  up on a soapbox and opining about troubling situations, getting my thoughts off of my chest. I am not in any way angry, I have been trying to live by Psalm 37.

Like you,I have long been of the opinion that there is no political solution to the World’s problems, so it is a little bit unfair to say I trust in leaders and they let me down.

Nor do I advocate “hating on people who hate us”.

I wonder if hate would even be a good description of Sobieski?  Did he do what he did out of hate?

Remember that many soldiers, such as  Sobieski, do what they do because of love. Sobieski loved Europe enough to defend it from those who openly avow to destroy it, subjugate the people of it, rape the women and force a soul damning conversion upon it’s people. I have no problem with Sobieski, and would never accuse him of hate.

Is it “Hate” out point out the error of a demonic doctrine? Would it be “Hate” to call upon Muslims to take responsibility for their own ‘religion’? Is it “hate ” to point out the Rape waves in Sweden and Norway? Why can’t it be considered love and concern for the women and little girls of Europe?

Would it be “hate” to not want to see one’s own culture stamped out, and erased?


We must obey those in authority, true. But do our leaders really have the authority to remake our societies into something dangerous?  We are not talking NERO anymore, theoretically our leaders govern by the consent of the people.

IS it “Love” to look the other way and not say anything, while they do everything in their power to strip away the Christian influences which have made our societies so pleasant.(After all the masses are trying to go west, not the other way around).

I realize I can’t really do anything about it, except pray and cry out about it, but it isn’t necessarily hate to point it out. The Truth makes men free.Muslims themselves need to be confronted with the unpleasant truth about their evil religion and the unseemly cruel culture it creates.

You asked, Are we like Nazi Germany?

I think  that is a terrible analogy.

Really ? Because we don’t want demonstrably dangerous people from another culture to be shipped in to live amongst our children and grandchildren, that makes us like Nazi Germany?

If anything the analogy is flawed. The millions of Muslims pouring into the West are not the scattered “Wandering Jews” of the Diaspora.They are anything but meek, victims of persecution. Islamic supremacism, in fact makes them the persecutors, and potential terrorists.If anything(Oh,I know that truth hurts…)Islam is like Naziism, not people who object to Islamics being dumped into their neighborhoods.

The Gospel calls us to Love , even our enemies, that is the very good and true thing about your letter. But the gospel also calls us to a kind of realism, to “BE wise as serpents and harmless as doves”.


Thanks for the correspondence- I welcome all feedback- Pas Bill






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A Christian (European) Take on The Subject

Dear Friends, I don’t often do this, but this letter I received from someone much more intimately connected to the situation in Europe really touched me, because it is a call to remember Love in all of this social up-heaval that I so often try to give a Christian perspective to. I don’t entirely agree with what this Christian brother is saying, but wanted to present it to you for discussion or comment. I do agree with his overall point, that love is paramount and that there really is no political solution to the mess the world is in, only a spiritual solution. 

I think the reader misunderstood me when I said I have to get a “Rant” off of my chest. I use the term not as traditional, i.e. “ranting and raging”, but in the modern cyber sense, as someone standing on a soapbox and giving passionate commentary. I appreciate this man, because he fives me a chance to re-iterate, that we should love the Muslims- read, enjoy and comment…


Dear Pastor Bill,
I’m not a regular reader, but someone forwarded this post b/c they thought I should read it.
This topic hits closer to home than usual, because it hit this side of the world (I’m Dutch, but grew up in Italy and I now live in the US — I’m writing from Holland, while visiting my parents) and because the it’s a christian writing the blog.
So, I’ll give my two cents, just to see things from a different perspective and so that the non-christians in the house can see that not all Christians think the same way.
Being here, seeing the pain, fear (a close friend lives 300 meters from the theatre), discomfort with the events and with people who are different, makes any commentary on it a potential target for criticism. Kudos to Bill for having the courage to try.

I find it interesting that the writing following the quote from Scripture is completely inconsistent with the quote itself.
You can’t believe in the words, “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath” and then start with “can I just get a rant off my chest” and hope to be consistent.

Seems like the you believe that the Lord would ultimately win, but your hope is in human leaders (probably unbelievers) to get it done for Him. And since they failed (duh?), we are in trouble (“Come quickly Jesus”… and get us outta this mess!).
In the meantime, let’s hate on people who hate us and our way of living and kick them out of our countries like Sobieski did in Poland, since we are a Judeo-Christian nation and they don’t belong here. (This is grossly, summarized, I know — if i’m getting the general idea wrong, please do correct me).

I’m not going to lie: I have had many hateful thoughts about muslims in the last few years and more intensely in these last few days. Despite being post-Christian societies, countries like Holland and England, have an actual official relationship with the church. There is no separation of church and state and these countries could make a political/legal argument for no diversity whatsoever. The US has a cultural argument only, not a legal one. But I digress.

The cleaning crew in the hospital where my dad is staying is mostly islamic judging by the head-coverings. When I walked by them and they were comfortably talking some Arabic language in the halls, I wanted to yell at them and tell them to learn Dutch and only speak dutch in public or get the hell out of here. I want all their “cultural” centers shut down. I wanted the music from Mosques calling for prayer in my sister’s neighborhood to be shut down. Deep down, that’s how I feel. I have felt some sympathy with American friends who in recent years have mourned the loss of their beloved culture (they mostly for other reasons having more to do with the bedroom choices of their neighbors, but also for other diversity such as this).

Here are some questions we have to ask ourselves:
Is my anger right? Is this a “righteous anger”, as many Christians would like justify it? I don’t mean it against the violence, which is universally considered evil and to be hated, but against all Muslims and their way of living in our countries.
My initial thought is that from a Christian perspective, it is not. Romans 12 is super-explicit, no-doubt, in-your-face, painfully truthful on this subject and consistent with the Psalm quoted in the blog,

“4 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.[h] Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you [self-defence is ok], live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves [Never?], but leave it[i] to the wrath of God [remember.. “those who wait on the Lord shall…” what? Indeed, on a different calendar and timing], for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry [if immigrants come knocking on your door, even enemies], feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink [1st century welfare?]; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good..”

Romans 13 follows with a call to submission to authority, those who “bear the sword”, basically telling Christians, that God put them in charge, pay your taxes, respect them and honor them. Put up AND shut up. Mind you that the authorities the Apostle Paul is referring to at the time are christian-persecuting, pagans, who thought their emperor was the son of god and orgies were a good way to worship him. Honor, respect, what? Feed who? This sucks. Yet, Christ modeled it. He died for us, while we were yet sinners (not when we got our act together — we were no better than anyone else, that’s the covenant of grace). The call is basically to trust in God, in his sovereignty and grace and not in our own strength. Love wins, in this battle (gosh, I hate to admit it—but it’s true). Blogs from pastors who invite us to denigrate our country’s leadership for failing to keep Islamists out is inconsistent with the Bible (before you conclude that I’m a obama-loving-euro-socialist, stop yourself — I don’t give a crap about him or any other politician). Your call is consistent with our (yes, mine for sure), selfish desire for earthly freedom, comfort and ease, none of which are promised in Christ. If anything else, our evangelistic fervor that pushes us to support missionaries around the world (my parents being two of them – of the Pentecostal branch of the church), should be excited to see so many unbelievers come to our doorsteps, so that we get to “pour burning coals over their heads” with food and water.

Does suppression work?
My brother-in-law works with immigrants in Utrecht. I asked him what he thought about this mess we are in in Europe.
He also has felt similar feelings that you and I have had. However, he told me something that made me pause. He said, if we now push toward greater separation of culture, better yet, suppression of their culture, we are only going to create greater monsters. Every time you suppress anger and diversity, you create greater pressure to explode. It happened with Christianity in the Roman empire, whose martyrs’ blood is often credited for the explosion of the faith around the world. The case in point today is the Molenbeek neighborhood in Brussels from where several terrorists were born and raised. The place is considered effectively a ghetto for muslims. The thought is that the lack of integration into society, acceptance, etc. has triggered further hatred for their own environment. Theories. Who knows. We know that segregation hasn’t worked out that well. It didn’t and doesn’t work with blacks. It won’t work with other diverse groups.

Last question, are we better than 1933 Germany?
Germany was among the most advanced, civilized, mostly protestant nations of the time. Struggling economically, it went on to elect a populist and exterminate 6 million Jews for being different, while most of the nation watched and didn’t stop anything.
We are capable of the same, probably with another group of people. Your rhetoric suggests that if our leadership put all Muslims in concentration camps [I’m exaggerating. I hope], we would stand and watch too. Some of us would applaud.
Let’s not fall into the trap of worrying about our selfish desires and our inability to trust God’s sovereignty to hate people who are different, very different from us.
I don’t know what the political solution is (I remind you that I have little hope for politics — it’s too often the selfish game for power).
If one wants to stand up for their own culture, fight for it to keep it “pure”, go for it. I don’t care.
Just don’t use the Christian badge for it. In fact, one shouldn’t call himself a Christian if he hates bearers of God’s image and thinks it’s ok to do so. Period. Full stop.
I think the civil solution is to catch criminals. That’s about it.
I do know that if I open my house to a stranger, he’s more likely (not guaranteed) to embrace my way of life than if I kick him to the curb.
I have no doubt about that single act. I have no doubt that I’m commanded to do so. But I speak for my house only.

Bottom line, I don’t like them either, but feelings are rarely good barometers of what is true, pure and just.
Our battle is not against flesh and blood. Hating is easy. Love, the true call, is a gracious gift from God.

Thank you for reading this far. God bless you.

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that …


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The Aftermath Of The Gog Battle…Ezekiel 34-39

Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken. And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years: (Ezekiel 39:8-9)

At long last the Day of the Lord comes near, the long dreaded and anticipated “Cloudy and rainy Day”, the Day of gloom and deep darkness, the time of Jacob’s trouble, also known as “Great Tribulation such as the world has never seen before, nor will it ever see again”.

God has intervened and saved His people. He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel! Weeping endured for the night, but in the morning….Joy!

Jacob has come through the night, clinging to His God.

Gog and his coalition are destroyed in the mountains of Israel. All but a sixth of the mighty army are killed.

The nations  attack the Holy people, but the very weather wars against them,rendering their computerized calvary(Tanks,APCs etc) useless. Hail falls upon them, and fire and brimstone. Pestilence breaks out among them, and as in olden times, the factions of the invading army, in their confusion, fall upon each other.

This is the fury of the LORD.

And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.  And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the Lord shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(Zechariah 14:12-13)

Zechariah adds that one of the horrors that shall befall the invading army, will be the melting away in an instant of the flesh, eyes and tongues, before they even fall over dead. This is similar to something that happens in a Nuclear detonation.

 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord God.  And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(Ezekiel 36:10-11)

Ezekiel predicts that the weapons, armor and shields of the invading army will be plundered and used for fuel in Israel. There will be chemical weapons, missiles, tanks Jeeps and Armored Personnel carriers, littering the mountains of Israel. The Prophet Ezekiel reveals that Israel will be able to convert these implements of war, into a fuel source.

 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.  Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord God. And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.  And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.  And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(Ezekiel 36:12-16)

It will take seven months to bury the dead, and the description of the burial details seems modern and almost Nuclear to me.(I am not saying Nuclear will be used, I don’t know).

After seven months, special groups of people will be employed and trained  to search through the land for any remaining dead,or any body parts, or bone fragments. They will mark the place where they found the remains with a sign(To warn people?), and remove the remains to a mss burial site, which happens to be downwind, in a valley east of the Dead Sea,Hamon Gog, or “Multitude of Gog”.

The God of the Bible has a two-fold concern, 1) His vindication before the eyes of the whole world. 2) His vindication in the eyes of His chosen people. Echoing David’s proclamation to Goliath;

This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.( I Samuel 17:46-47)

That All of the World May Know…That there really is a God in Israel, and that all of his dealings with her are just and true, merciful and Holy, and that HE is a Holy God who saves sinners!

And that all of this Assembly(Gods people) may know…Oh that the people of God would ever know, that the LORD needs not flesh to save…and that all battles are the LORD”S who is blessed forevermore!

And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.  According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them.  Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;  After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid.  When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations;  Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.  Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God.(Ezekiel 39:23-29)




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