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U.S. Pastor Could Kill U.S. Troops

September 7th, 2010

How could a Pastor of a congregation of just 50 people in Florida help kill U.S. troops in the Middle East?

Simple, be stupid enough to organize a public burning of the Qurans to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and be lucky enough to have main stream news organizations advertise your stupidity.

Pastor Terry Jones says

“Our message is very clear,” he said. “It is not to the moderate Muslim. Our message is not a message of hate. Our message is a message of warning to the radical element of Islam, and I think what we see right now around the globe provides exactly what we’re talking about,” he said.”

So to send a message to the few thousand that make up the radical elements of Islam he is ready to insult 1.5 billion Muslims. If he caries out his threads he will single handily recruit more terrorists for radical Islamic groups than Muhammad Bin Laden and possibly be responsible for killing more American troops than the terrorists he wishes to send his message.

This is once again a good example of how even a crazy vocal minority can outweigh the sanity of the silent majority and change the world negatively for years to come.

While some would say Jones’s burning of the Quaran is protected by the first Amendment, I would say that the warnings given by

Gen. David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan,who said

” the burning of Islam’s holy books “could cause significant problems” for American troops overseas.

“It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan,” he said in a statement issued Monday.

With about 120,000 U.S. and NATO-led troops still battling al Qaeda and its allies in the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban movement, Petraeus warned that burning Qurans “is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems — not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community.”

Petraeus said he was concerned about the political repercussions of the church’s plan.

“Even the rumor that it might take place has sparked demonstrations such as the one that took place in Kabul yesterday,” he said. “Were the actual burning to take place, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult.”

He said extremists would use images of burning Qurans to inflame public opinion and incite violence.”

means this is a exception under the first amendment that says speech that incites imminent danger is not protected.

I truthfully think Jones will come to his senses and not insult 1.5 billion people for the sake of a few, and even though he will probably never admit his ignorance, he will not burn the Quran… my fear that even if this Church does not burn the Quran, they have already planted the seeds and some group will follow through with this stupid idea.

If this happens the blood of all American troops killed in retaliation for this will be on the hands of Pastor Jones, no matter who actually does the burning.

Come on America “Wake Up” !

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Is God Punishing Us With The Gulf Oil Spill?

June 30th, 2010

Craig asked me to comment on a video he sent me (see it below) that a preacher made asking the question “Is The Disaster in the Gulf a Sign From God?”

While researching this video, I also found another video he did linking 9/11 to the Gulf oil spill and he seems to be suggesting that God is not happy with the US policy on how we are treating Israel and that these events could be His way of telling us so.

Oral Roberts made this same type of suggestion about 9/11 years ago.

While I in no way can debate the scriptures with either of these preachers, I do have some questions that I would have for them…

1-     If God is really punishing Nations based on their support of Israel, why would he pick the country that has been the biggest supporter of Israel in history?

2-     Does this mean the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is really a punishment of the Arab countries for their treatment of the Jews?

3-     Are the Jews still Gods favorite people even though they do not believe Jesus was the true Messiah and even played a part in his death?

4-     If even after that Israel is still the chosen people and have God’s favor are they right about Jesus?

This is what the Jewish faith teaches about the Messiah…

“One Jewish understanding of the messiah is based on the writings of Maimonides, (also known as Rambam). His views on the messiah are discussed in his Mishneh Torah, his 14 volume compendium of Jewish law, in the section Hilkhot Melakhim Umilchamoteihem, chapters 11 & 12. Maimonides writes:

“The anointed king is destined to stand up and restore the Davidic Kingdom to its antiquity, to the first sovereignty. He will build the Temple in Jerusalem and gather the strayed ones of Israel together. All laws will return in his days as they were before: Sacrificial offerings are offered and the Sabbatical years and Jubilees are kept, according to all its precepts that are mentioned in the Torah. Whoever does not believe in him, or whoever does not wait for his coming, not only does he defy the other prophets, but also the Torah and Moses our teacher. For the Torah testifies about him, thus: “And the Lord Your God will return your returned ones and will show you mercy and will return and gather you… If your strayed one shall be at the edge of Heaven… And He shall bring you” etc.(Deuteronomy 30:3-5).”

“These words that are explicitly stated in the Torah, encompass and include all the words spoken by all the prophets. In the section of Torah referring to Bala’am, too, it is stated, and there he prophesied about the two anointed ones: The first anointed one is David, who saved Israel from all their oppressors; and the last anointed one will stand up from among his descendants and saves Israel in the end. This is what he says (Numbers 24:17-18): “I see him but not now” – this is David; “I behold him but not near” – this is the anointed king. “A star has shot forth from Jacob” – this is David; “And a brand will rise up from Israel” – this is the anointed king. “And he will smash the edges of Moab” – This is David, as it states: “…And he struck Moab and measured them by rope” (II Samuel 8:2); “And he will uproot all Children of Seth” – this is the anointed king, of whom it is stated: “And his reign shall be from sea to sea” (Zechariah 9:10). “And Edom shall be possessed” – this is David, thus: “And Edom became David’s as slaves etc.” (II Samuel 8:6); “And Se’ir shall be possessed by its enemy” – this is the anointed king, thus: “And saviors shall go up Mount Zion to judge Mount Esau, and the Kingdom shall be the Lord‘s” (Obadiah 1:21).”

“And by the Towns of Refuge it states: “And if the Lord your God will widen up your territory… you shall add on for you another three towns” etc. (Deuteronomy 19:8-9). Now this thing never happened; and the Holy One does not command in vain. But as for the words of the prophets, this matter needs no proof, as all their books are full with this issue.”

“Do not imagine that the anointed king must perform miracles and signs and create new things in the world or resurrect the dead and so on. The matter is not so: For Rabbi Akiva was a great scholar of the sages of the Mishnah, and he was the assistant-warrior of the king Bar Kokhba, and claimed that he was the anointed king. He and all the Sages of his generation deemed him the anointed king, until he was killed by sins; only since he was killed, they knew that he was not. The Sages asked him neither a miracle nor a sign…”

“And if a king shall arise from among the House of David, studying Torah and indulging in commandments like his father David, according to the written and oral Torah, and he will impel all of Israel to follow it and to strengthen breaches in its observance, and will fight Hashem’s [God's] wars, this one is to be treated as if he were the anointed one. If he succeeded and built a Holy Temple in its proper place and gathered the disperesed ones of Israel together, this is indeed the anointed one for certain, and he will mend the entire world to worship the Lord together, as it is stated: “For then I shall turn for the nations a clear tongue, to call all in the Name of the Lord and to worship Him with one shoulder (Zephaniah 3:9).”

“But if he did not succeed to this degree, or if he was killed, it becomes known that he is not this one of whom the Torah had promised us, and he is indeed like all proper and wholesome kings of the House of David who died. The Holy One, Blessed Be He, only set him up to try the public by him, thus: “Some of the wise men will stumble in clarifying these words, and in elucidating and interpreting when the time of the end will be, for it is not yet the designated time.” (Daniel 11:35).”

Maimonides’ views of Jesus

Main article: Judaism’s view of Jesus

According to Maimonides Jesus of Nazareth is not the Messiah.

“As for Jesus of Nazareth, who claimed to be the anointed one and was condemned by the Sanhedrin. Daniel had already prophesied about him, thus: ‘And the children of your people’s rebels shall raise themselves to set up prophecy and will stumble.’ (Ibid. 14) Can there be a bigger stumbling block than this? All the Prophets said that the anointed one saves Israel and rescues them, gathers their strayed ones and strengthens their mitzvot whereas this one caused the loss of Israel by sword, and to scatter their remnant and humiliate them, and to change the Torah and to cause most of the world to erroneously worship a god besides the Lord. But the human mind has no power to reach the thoughts of the Creator, for his thoughts and ways are unlike ours. All these matters of Yeshu of Nazareth and of Muhammad who stood up after him are only intended to pave the way for the anointed king, and to mend the entire world to worship God together, thus: ‘For then I shall turn a clear tongue to the nations to call all in the Name of the Lord and to worship him with one shoulder.’”

“How is this? The entire world had become filled with the issues of the anointed one and of the Torah and the Laws, and these issues had spread out unto faraway islands and among many nations uncircumcised in the heart, and they discuss these issues and the Torah’s laws. These say: These Laws were true but are already defunct in these days, and do not rule for the following generations; whereas the other ones say: There are secret layers in them and they are not to be treated literally, and the Messiah had come and revealed their secret meanings. But when the anointed king will truly rise and succeed and will be raised and uplifted, they all immediately turn about and know that their fathers inherited falsehood, and their prophets and ancestors led them astray.”

Basically what they are saying is our Christian religion is based on falsehoods and if that is so how can these Christian preachers that feel God still favors the Jews over all other peoples of the world, not turn away from the Christian religion and turn to the Jewish faith?

All of the answers to these questions go beyond my comprehension and can only truly be answered by God Himself.

I do agree that we Americans as well as all the Nations of the world including Israel have become a Arrogant people at times… I would go on to point out that the History of this world in general has shown disrespect for the word of God. The question is what words of God, all told by the humans of this world over the ages, do we chose to believe?

In thinking about this I keep going back to the point that if the Jews are still His chosen people and we are commanded to respect that, then why would we all not want to convert to Judaism? Or did the Jews give up that right in Gods Eyes when they played a part in the crucifixion of Christ his only Son?

I am sure that the religious scholars of the world might have answers that they would give to all my questions, but then again these answers would be their interpretations of Gods thoughts. I am not certain God would be pleased with many of mans interpretation of his teachings.

Take a look at the videos below and leave me your comments on your thoughts.

Here is the one on 9/11

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