In an excellent piece entitled, What ISIS Really Wants, author Graeme Wood corrects the President's deliberate, premeditated lies concerning radical Islam. I urge you to read it carefully. Wood writes, "The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.
Has America Lost Its Status as the "City Upon a Hill"?
Earth's inhabitants are reeling from a wave of atrocities that are increasing in frequency and intensity and which collectively, are a harbinger of evil on a biblical scale.
The world is incensed as radical Islamists gun down employees in Charlie Hebdo Magazine's Paris office, their slaughter punishment for publishing cartoons of a seventh-century nomad whom Muslims revere as a prophet sent by their god.
Seventy-two hours later, four Jewish shoppers in a Paris market are murdered in a related terrorist act. While furiously condemning the killings by ISIS sympathizers, French reporters suddenly become aware of the plague of anti-Semitic attacks sweeping France (527 in 2014, more than double the 2013 figure).
Multiplied millions are horrified to see a caged Jordanian pilot burned to death by ISIS misfits who according to a State Department spokesperson, are misbehaving because they're unemployed. Soon after, forty-five more suffer a similar fate at the hands of Islamic terrorists in Iraq.
The world, sans President Obama, is outraged by the beheading of twenty-one young Egyptian Coptic Christians by another band of ISIS killers. An estimated 2,000 Nigerians, mostly Christians, have been killed by Boko Haram militants who are determined to establish Islamic law in northeastern Nigeria.
The appalling list of atrocities grows by the day.
According to General Jack Keane, founder of the institute for the Study of War, radical Islam represents "the major security challenge of our generation." The growth of this religious ideology could not happen at a worse time for the United States, for never has the nation been led by a person so woefully unsuited for the job. Barack Obama is either completely ignorant of the teachings of Islam, or understands and is in agreement with the goal of its extremist members to defeat the Western democracies.
In an excellent piece entitled, What ISIS Really Wants, author Graeme Wood corrects the President's deliberate, premeditated lies concerning radical Islam. I urge you to read it carefully. Wood writes,
"The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.
"Virtually every major decision and law promulgated by the Islamic State adheres to what it calls, in its press and pronouncements, and on its billboards, license plates, stationery, and coins, "the Prophetic methodology," which means following the prophecy and example of Muhammad, in punctilious detail. Muslims can reject the Islamic State; nearly all do. But pretending that it isn't actually a religious, millenarian group, with theology that must be understood to be combatted, has already led the United States to underestimate it and back foolish schemes to counter it. We'll need to get acquainted with the Islamic State's intellectual genealogy if we are to react in a way that will not strengthen it, but instead help it self-immolate in its own excessive zeal."
The atrocities committed in the name of Islam by ISIS (I prefer Daesh, a term its leaders find offensive) and related branches are horrendous, but may pale in comparison to what will be unleashed by a treaty the Obama administration is negotiating with America's Iranian enemies. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, chief negotiator for the Iranian nuclear program, is playing our president like a fiddle. Since President Obama is an appeaser par excellence, unwilling to confront any enemy who bears the mark of Islam, the ratification of this ill-advised treaty will spell major trouble for the United States and its friends, especially Israel and our other allies in the Middle East.
Thus radical Islam is the greatest external threat to the United States, particularly, and to the world at large.
If ever America needed to be the "city upon a hill," it is today, led by Christians whose allegiance is to God, first, and then to our nation whose foundation is the Word of God. We owe this example to the Muslim community, too, as we know their silent majority does not embrace the theology of the extremist branch of their religion. It is in desperate need of a Savior.
Tragically, the church is asleep and there are other voices that are spreading the "lie" that America's strength lies in the diverse religious lives of its people. Our current president boasted in his first inaugural address, "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers." While this observation is true, it is equally true that the vast majority of our nation's founders were strong Christians and the principles upon which America was founded are based on Scripture. For those who lack the time to study our history, a casual walk among the early structures in our nation's capital easily make the case for our Christian roots. The etchings of Scripture are found everywhere, an enduring testament to the intent of our founding fathers.
Author Peter Manseau quotes the President's address in his new book, One Nation Under Gods: A New American History, and then writes that his words represented a "shift away from the Puritan dream of uniformity and toward the more complicated truth of difference, an acknowledgement that to speak of the United States with biblical terms is to pretend that the nation 'shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth' is not home to many traditions, each with sacred texts of its own."
In a marketing piece that introduces the book, someone writes, "Thomas Jefferson himself collected books on all religions (so do I) and required that the brand new Library of Congress take his books (it has copies of mine, too), since Americans needed to consider the 'twenty gods or no god' he famously noted were revered by his neighbors." However, this sales pitch is itself a lie.
In Notes on the State of Virginia, Jefferson wrote,
"The rights of conscience we never submitted, we could not submit. We are answerable for them to our God. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg ...".
As you can see, Jefferson's statement does not even hint that Americans need to consider "twenty gods or no god", nor did he imply that twenty gods "were revered by his neighbors." Manseau's fabrication is more suited for a fiction novel than a historical narrative.
More dangerous than the external threat is the internal threat by revisionists who deny that America was built on Christian principles, that its success and strength are the direct consequence of its dependency upon the God of the Bible, and that its future lies in the hands of God alone.
These men and women, many of whom are prominent atheists, authors, professors, activist judges, and politicians, are desperately working to remove any trace of the one true God from public life. Their unbelief does not threaten America nor is God intimidated or amused by their rejection. The danger they pose lies in their fierce determination to silence those who disagree and their commitment to revising history (such as Manseau's revisionist language concerning Jefferson's "twenty gods" statement).
However, the greatest danger to our Republic is comfortable, contented Christians, disengaged and oblivious to the course our nation is now following.
Isaiah, a true prophet of God, prophesied of the days in which we live, even pinpointing the source of the trouble that would come. Granted, he was speaking to the nation of Israel, but his timeless warnings should jar America from its complacency, too. Carefully listen to the faithful prophet:
"Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ears too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
"No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case with integrity. They rely on empty arguments and speak lies; they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.
"We look for light but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows. Like the blind we grope along the wall, feeling our way like men without eyes.
"Offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities: rebellion and treachery against the Lord, turning our backs on our God, fomenting oppression and revolt, uttering lies our hearts have conceived." -- Isaiah 59: 1 -- 2, 4, 9a -- 10a, 12a - 13
Where does Isaiah say this will lead?
"So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey." -- Isaiah 59:14 -- 15a
Violent terrorists pose a terrifying threat to people who are alienated from their Creator. However in God's sight, radical Islam is merely the consequence of man's sinfulness, easily eradicated when people place their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.
Ungodly men and women are doing their best to silence Christians, but this has been their goal for more than two thousand years--century after century, history records their failures.
Whether it be radical Islam or strident atheists, neither pose a threat to a vibrant, victorious church. Sadly, though, the condition of the church today falls short of what it needs to be. I pray that we who comprise the church repent of our passivity and lack of evangelistic fervor, and that God renews his favor by means of a mighty revival in our land.
While it's possible that God in his sovereignty resets the clock, so to speak, and delays his Son's return, the extreme nature of the threats I've described portend that we are indeed living in the last days foretold by Scripture. New Testament authors, inspired by the Holy Spirit, accurately describe the present conditions on earth and in the church during the years leading up to Christ's return.
If I understand Scripture correctly, Satan is looking for one man, the one who will be as committed to Satan as Jesus is to the Father. When our adversary finds his prize, conditions on earth will be ripe for the ultimate battle between good and evil.
How much longer will it be before Satan finds his man?
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The god-man: seed of Satan is the first in a two-part, pre-wrath rapture thriller that tells the riveting story of the rise of the treacherous Antichrist, the god-man who will come to prominence during the seventieth week of Daniel.
Bruce Biller, a longtime student of the Bible and the End Times, believes that Christians will live through the Great Tribulation before Christ's return, rather than being taken to heaven first. His novel set during the last few years of human history, The god-man: seed of Satan, is his vision of how life may be for Christians during the rise of the AntiChrist.
It is clear from Scripture that someday, Israel will be attacked and defeated by its enemies. It appears that when this happens, America either willingly ignores Israel's plight or is in no condition to render aid. Is our President, contrary to five decades of U.S. Middle Eastern policy, opening the door for Israel's enemies? Will President Obama be the one who lends his support to the anti-Semitic nations who call for the destruction of Israel?
Absurdly, misinformed personalities would like us to believe the jihadists are not followers of Islam. However, I'm persuaded that those who shout this falsehood the loudest are the same ones who proclaim tolerance (except towards Christians and Jews, of course) as the supreme virtue of the modern man. Somehow these anti-Semitics and Christianophobics have been deceived into believing a lie, the lie that there is no right or wrong, good or evil, truth or falsehood.
One would think that with all the tools he has at his disposal today, Satan would finally be able to attain his vile goal. Most nations of the world have turned their backs on Israel. Its miniscule population of 8 million is dwarfed by the 422 million mostly-Muslims that surround the tiny democracy. Many in these nations virulently hate their neighbor and are committed to its destruction. The latest tidings out of the Middle East reveal that Islamic terrorists have finally acquired almost 90 pounds of uranium compounds, essential toxins in a "dirty bomb." And America, once Israel's strongest defender and closest ally, is effectively on the sidelines, neutered by a shillyshally administration in Washington.
Latest KingsCalendar Editor Articles by R.P. BenDedek
Everyone is so concerned to be politically correct and so worried about being perceived racist, that they fail to see that in fact the true racists with the truly incorrect political agenda are the ones pointing the finger and doing the name calling. (In psychology it would be called reaction formation; the suppression of one impulse by the promotion of a counter impulse.)
Having met up with my pen friend we went ‘somewhere’ and there was this big open paved garden type area and there were platforms going nowhere which you ascended by climbing stairs. Through the middle of the paved courtyard-garden ran a little pond. I was fully aware of its existence but so focused was I on taking a good photo that I was walking while looking through the viewfinder of the camera. I fell straight into the pond.
Given the new American President’s desire to actually cause the USA to prosper, and given the number of calls for breaking the regulatory strangle hold that some political bodies have on business and the community, I thought it might be worthwhile republishing this litte tale.
The point in providing these videos on behalf of the Clarion Project is to hopefully assist in getting the word out that the extreme liberal progressive ideology does not represent REALITY when dealing with the politically motivated fundamentalist Islamist plan.
New Website Chronology of Israel Academic Articles
Right now you are probably asking, ‘What the heck is the Seder Olam Rabbah?’ So here is a little information gleaned from a variety of online sources. Seder Olam Rabbah is Jewish literature of second century A.D. dated to about 160 AD. and first printed in 1514. It is a Midrashic chronological work generally regarded as a work of the tanna Jose b. Halafta. [The “tannaim” were the masters of the “oral law,” i.e. the men who wrote the Talmud.]
That there are probably many errors and circular arguments in relation to ancient history is attested to by many, including Colin Renfrew, Professor of Archaeology, Cambridge University (James Et. Al. 1991 : foreword pages.xiii-xv)
We see an extremely important deviation from all that has gone before in the ‘King’s Calendar.’ For the First time, we are encountering the artificial construct in relation to the tabulation of the reigns of non-Jewish kings. Someone has gone to the trouble of researching non Jewish history and converting that solar history into the artificial construct, and as has been pointed out previously, Josephus was ignorant of the artificial calendar.
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]