Last Sunday I attended a large church where young people took gluten-free communion and raised their hands to the sound of acoustic guitars. We met in the heart of my city, Portland OR, one of the most un-churched in the nation. The jeans-wearing pastor spoke of the power of cities and need for Christians to reach these power sources of culture and change. Scanning the intelligent faces of the congregation, I wondered how many would understand my own missionary commitment or the controversial way I seek to change the true heart of cities.
Since 2006, I have contributed to www.truthtellers.org and Rev. Ted Pike’s courageous critiques of liberal Jewish activism in the US and Israel to undermine Christian values and freedom. Our burden springs from the pages of the Christian Bible. This book is God’s revelation that could also be read as the most gripping love classic (better than Madame Bovary) about the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Jewish people.
The Bible is clear that the Jews play a leading role in this ongoing saga, and will until the end. Religious, yet Christ-rejecting Jews now await a false messiah, having scorned the true Son of God. In the book of Acts, they are described as the primary persecutors of the church and witness of Jesus in the world. A sincere reader of the Bible can’t avoid this fact. Jewish apostasy—and God’s response—is as central to the Old Testament as the ink on its pages. Deuteronomy 28 lays forth the classic covenant promising blessings for obedience and curses for sin. God kept it: expelling the Hebrews into enemy hands for unfaithfulness, spilling gifts into their laps when they repented. They continued to rebel; the Pharisees in Babylon ultimately worked their evil wizardry on the law of God, pretending an alternate “oral tradition” received on Sinai meant the opposite of everything God said. At last Jesus came with his divine love, his incomprehensible atonement, his scalding rebukes of the justice and law-emptying Pharisees and his chilling promise: “Look, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'" And they killed Him. To this day their spiritual children, Talmudic Jews, try to kill His light in the world.
A Christian who ignores the Jews’ ongoing role in Biblical history is like a Tolkien fan saying “Frodo who?”
Yet for most evangelicals, the complex Jews-and-Jesus story has been simplified to a slogan—“Bless God’s chosen people”—that hurtles them faster than a Ferrari into falsehood. However free-thinking they may be, whether tinted with red or blue political leanings, evangelicals almost uniformly resist true readings of the story with which the whole Bible is sewn. They react with denial to the simple fact that Jewish leaders rejected Jesus, tried to decimate His fledgling church and have since defined Judaism largely as rejection of Jesus Christ, becoming the gospel’s greatest enemies for the past two millennia. They are terrified by the obvious implications about continued Jewish antagonism, and the need to oppose most Jewish leadership in our time.
These ideas intensely frighten media-reared Westerners. We have learned from hundreds of Holocaust films and nearly infinite “anti-hate” literature that Jews are only victims never perpetrators, and critical judgments lead to gas chambers.
I should understand: I was scared at first, too. But at some point it gets infuriating. The Bible is so plain. Jesus was so clear. He said Jewish leadership would oppose Christians until the end of our era. He warned that the Pharisees who rejected His light would become the most evil guides in human history, battling Christian witness whenever possible into 2009 and beyond.
He was, of course, right. You just don’t argue with the one Person who’s seen everything happen for all time; you just don’t. It’s like blindfolding yourself on an LA freeway then flooring the accelerator. We are in crisis today—with a freakily far-left president, a Democrat majority, and an anti-Christian hate bill hammering down the door of liberty. There are too many assaults on our values for Christians to even come up for air. And there are reasons. You can’t win a battle you purposefully deny exists. You can’t resist an enemy you are too afraid to even name.
The Anti-Defamation League is a powerful Jewish organization that created hate crime legislation. At NPN we have been talking about them for, oh, over two decades. We’re still talking about them. They are the modern incarnation of the Pharisees who crucified Jesus. Intent on destroying His witness in this age, they have used their power to get hate laws passed in 45 states already; their federal hate bill now hangs over us in the Senate Judiciary too. If you truly want to be a missionary to cities, there’s no truer place than those smelteries where city’s souls are made: media and law. Christians confronting the evil that comes from them must confront the Jews so aggressively engaged (and now so powerfully influential) in them.
In the past month, the hate law story has split open and that’s good news. But we’ve been talking about this, and many other assaults by leftist Jews on Christianity, for months and years. Bibles are checked and held at the Tel Aviv airport. Christians are persecuted in Ariel. This month, ultra-Orthodox Jews beat Christian missionaries for sharing New Testaments on the streets of Rehovot. Jewish supremacists in New York and California craft ever-proliferating media assaults on Christ.
Who are the other Bible-respecting Christians talking about these attacks, their Jewish origin, or Jewish creation of hate crime laws? Oh, wait, that’s right… it’s pretty lonely at this podium.
We can’t resist our own enemies because who will say that many powerful Jews dream of world dominion? Who will explore the Talmud’s dark hatred and ambitions? Why do we fail to speak the Bible’s clear truth about Jewish rejection? Perhaps we fail to believe our own eyes about an anti-Christ conspiracy. We think, “Is this really happening? No one else is talking about it. If it were true, everyone would say so.” Perhaps we fail to brave the consequences, to risk our own lives and reputations. Perhaps we fail to have personal integrity and would feel hypocritical to reprove even gross evil.
It’s nice that Focus on the Family, Concerned Women for America, even Limbaugh, Hannity and others are talking about hate crime laws and why they’re dangerous. It’s like some people finally brought morphine for our nation’s horrible migraine. But the migraine is just a symptom of a brain tumor about which no one will speak.
Authentic Christians are the one group of people with the whole truth—coming from divine inspiration of scripture—that explains the current problems. The Book pastors open every Sunday explains the cancer of Jewish antagonism to Jesus, His followers, and everything for which Christian civilization stands. They could open the Bible and simply read Deuteronomy 28 or Matthew 23 aloud to their congregation and draw the obvious conclusions. But they don’t.
This is not—I repeat not–a racial issue. It’s not about Jewish genetics. We'll leave that to actual anti-Semites. It’s a spiritual conflict between the Logos, Jesus Christ, the Light of all ages, and powers of darkness. It’s deep and messy and mystical, yes—a spiritual network the Bible describes as “principalities of darkness.” But it is as real as the unseen web of air and radio waves beaming TV, radio and internet all across our planet.
Only true Christians can truly explain the mess we are in. Yet contemporary "evangelicals" are apparently least likely of all people to explore this truth. And for this reason, evangelical leaders are not going to win this war.
Evangelical titan Dr. James Dobson recently warned, in a video alert about hate crime laws, that the Church may soon face persecution “as if by fire, over the coming weeks and years.”
Yes, Dr. Dobson, we will, especially since you won’t name our persecutors or do anything that will really effectively stop them. You may not be around for this, but I’m young and I see prison as a likely option in my future. I’m okay with it. But I’m not happy about the Bible being thrown into prison, too. If Christians would actually read it, and have the courage to repeat what it says, maybe we could keep the Gospel free.
If you know politics but not the Bible’s explanation for our current events, or if you know the Bible but not its meaning for our political world, if you are beginning to think there might be a deeper Explanation, this is where I suggest you start.
On your knees.
We must beg God for the sincerity and courage to face the most unsettling and punishing truths. Then read the Bible. The whole thing.
After that, go here... www.truthtellers.org. (Article Archives page)
Harmony Grant is a writer for National Prayer Network. To greater understand the illogic behind hate laws, read her article “Top Eleven Reasons You Should Fight Hate Laws.” At www.truthtellers.org you can also find two 10-minute videos which powerfully explain these most recent hate crime bills.
Watch the dynamic 10-minute educational videos, "Stop the Pedophile-Protecting Hate Bill!, at www.truthtellers.org which explains how the hate bill, S. 909, ends freedom. Also at www.truthtellers.org, watch our gripping 82-minute documentary "Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians."
Call all members of the Senate and demand hearings on S. 909, 1-877-851-6437 toll free and 1-202-225-3121. Call repeatedly (every other day), especially call the 19 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The names are available on the Action Page at www.truthtellers.org. Tell the Senator: "Please hold hearings on the pedophile-protecting hate bill S. 909. If the Senator votes for this bill, or allows its sponsors to sneak it through the Senate as a rider to a bill, my friends and I will never forgive or forget."
Let the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith teach you how they have saddled 45 states with hate laws capable of persecuting Christians: http://www.adl.org/99hatecrime/intro.asp.
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America First Books Editor's Note
For those new to this controversy, please check the latest articles in our Rev Ted Pike and Harmony Grant archive to see where protests should be directed to be the most effective. Sometimes the "action" is in the House, and other times it is in the Senate or in the Executive Office. Sometimes it involves arresting a bill before it gets through a committee, or it at other times it may have already slipped through and now faces either a floor vote or the possibility of getting snuck through as a rider to another bill. Also, please link
to the following articles:
Fox News Rips "Pedophile-Protecting" Hate Bill:
...[Fox News anchor Megyn] Kelly interviewed Rep. Steve King, who attempted to amend the hate bill in Judiciary last week to explicitly exclude pedophiles. King reported how Rep. Alcee Hastings, a pro-hate bill Democrat, proudly claimed practitioners of 547 paraphilias listed by the American Psychiatric Association can "live without fear" once the hate bill is passed.
Ms. Kelly also expressed indignation that, while the Democrats acted to protect pedophiles, they rejected Republican efforts to obtain similar special protection for war veterans. Especially in times of unpopular wars, these are common victims of "hate crimes," spit upon or attacked because of who they are -- military defenders of America's freedom...
Alert to Congress Regarding Hate Bills and the False Flag Attack Threat by America First Books publisher William B. Fox. Two-thirds down the web page please find the essay "The Hate Crime Law Concept: It is all very sinister for at least nine major reasons."
Also, earlier on this same page I comment:
Although Rev Ted Pike is completely independent from Captain May and myself in terms of his political and religious views, the threats we address all stem from the same corrupt power elite. I mention in my concluding remarks below that this elite “would mobilize us into domestic tyranny and foreign wars, while distracting us from economic depression and the groups that brought it about.”
This is the real problem, not the lack of more “hate crime” laws. If anything, we need even more freedom of speech to speak truth to power, sort out our problems, and develop peaceful strategies to handle high level malefactors. This is why we urgently need for members of Congress to not only take a principled stand and stop all hate crime legislative initiatives, but to also roll back all the existing hate crime laws currently on the books.
Hate crime laws actually pose a major national security threat. They condition Americans to feel that certain types of thought are inherently immoral or illegal, even if they do not result in any form of violence or infringement on the rights of others.
In our articles related to false flag attacks, Capt. Eric H. May and I have discussed strong evidence that Mossad-CIA was behind 9-11, the mere "thought" of which would some day be outlawed once hate crime oversight bureaucracies become firmly implanted in America. We can expect government hate crime overwatch entities to experience the usual cancerous growth and abuse of power that libertarian writer and Presidential candidate Harry Browne described in his classic book Why Government Doesn't Work.
Please find out more about the hate crime issue in the Rev Ted Pike archive.
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