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David Ben-Ariel warns about a German-led Europe that God will permit to nuke the American, British and Jewish peoples for our national sins. Whether it's Christmas, Easter, abortion or homosexual marriages, they're all to blame and abominable, as brought



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English Language Lecture and Conference Series

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 17:35:00 +0000

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God's Perfect Timing

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:15:00 +0000

By Dan Dever (guest columnist) | Thursday, March 10, 2011
As I listened to the phone ring, I was afraid to answer it. I was afraid to hear the words that I knew would change our life. I answered it and on the other end was my wife. She said, "We have to go right now to the children's hospital because the pediatrician has diagnosed our daughter with diabetes. She will have to take shots for the rest of her life and we will have to take a crash course on how to take care of child diabetes." Read more (image)



"Secret rapture? 144,000?"

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 19:59:00 +0000

By Wyatt Ciesielka | Saturday, February 26, 2011
As we approach the end of this age and Christ's literal return, many Christians wonder what will happen to them. Many believe in a secret rapture. Jehovah's Witnesses claim to be part of the 144,000. Others wonder about the Great Multitude. What does the Bible really teach about God's saints at the end of this age? Read more (image)



Accounts of the Tabernacles

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 19:57:00 +0000

"These are the accounts of the Tabernacle"(Exodus 38:21)I Adar 28, 5771/March 4, 2011The Torah reading of Pekudei, literally "accounts" starts off mundanely enough. The first forty two verses are no more than a long list of all the details of the Tabernacle, its vessels, and the priestly raiments. We've read all this before, earlier in Exodus, so we can surely be excused for wondering where all this is leading to. But then, all of a sudden, from this earthly inventory bursts forth a beauty of cosmic proportion: "Now they brought the Tabernacle (Mishkan) to Moses, the tent and all its furnishings... Moses saw the entire work, and lo! they had done it - as HaShem had commanded, so had they done. So Moses blessed them." (ibid 39:33,43) These two verses are nothing less than references and recollections and reflections and refractions of the original account of creation that we read all the way back in the book of Genesis."Now they brought the Mishkan to Moses, the tent and all its furnishings... " (ibid 39:33) recalls how "G-d formed from the earth every beast of the field and every fowl of the heavens, and He brought them to man to see what he would call it, and whatever the man called each living thing, that was its name." (Genesis 2:19) That is, G-d brought to man all He had created in order that man would invest G-d's creation with meaning and purpose, and that man would understand from this accounting just what his own purpose was to be in the great G-dly scheme of things. Here too, the people of Israel bring before Moses all these sundry man-made creations of wood and animal skins, of stones and fabrics and precious metals, for Moses to behold and to determine its meaning and purpose. And Moses, rising to the occasion, sees the fullness of Israel's efforts, and "Moses saw the entire work, and lo! they had done it - as HaShem had commanded, so had they done. So Moses blessed them." (ibid 39:43)Just as Adam, the first man understood from the parade of beasts that G-d brought before him that only he was missing a mate and that it was not good to be alone, so too, the Tabernacle, in all its various components has been brought before Moses. And the conclusion is not simply that man and G-d need not be alone, but that the Tabernacle is here to serve as the means by which G-d's presence and man's service to G-d can be united and made manifest here on this earth.And from here we can understand that just as G-d created a Garden of Eden and placed man within it in order to "work it and to guard it" (Genesis 2:15) so too G-d has commanded Israel to construct the Tabernacle, and appoint the Kohen Gadol, the High Priest, and place him within the Holy Tabernacle, so that Israel can work, (the Hebrew avodah meaning both "to work" in the profane sense, and to perform the Divine service in the Tabernacle), serving G-d from this place of purity and life.And in both instances, that of Adam in the Garden of Eden, (who stumbled), and Israel in the Tabernacle, (subsequently, the Holy Temple), G-d, after completing the work of creation, directs, through His word, what amounts to post-creation fine-spiritual tuning, literally, taking the great cosmic symphony of creation, and perfecting it, achieving through the Divine service in the Holy Temple, an overwhelmingly beautiful harmony of purpose and aspiration for all mankind.We also learn from Genesis, that " ... no tree of the field was yet on the earth, neither did any herb of the field yet grow, because HaShem G-d had not brought rain upon the earth, and there was no man to work the soil." (ibid 2:5) Yes, before the advent of the Tabernacle and the Divine service, the world had yet to fully blossom, man had yet to fully reach his potential. Little wonder, then, that G-d commanded Moses, saying, "On the day of the first month, on the first of the month, you shall set up the Mishkan of the Tent of Meeting." (Exodus 40:1) This, of course, is the month of Nisan, the month of the exodus from Egypt, the month which [...]



Religion and society

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 19:50:00 +0000

By John Wheeler | Thursday, February 24, 2011
Whether it be concerning the ongoing "cultural wars" in the United States, other Western nations, as well as the State of Israel, the rising tide of Islamism in vast swaths of the world, the affairs of the ascendant People's Republic of China, or the construction of the European Union, one question keeps being asked in various ways: What role, if any, should religion play in the affairs of society? Read more (image)



Wars and rumors of wars

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 16:52:00 +0000

By Roger Meyer (guest columnist) | Tuesday, February 22, 2011
War. It's an ugly word. It denotes death and destruction, pain and suffering, ruination and devastation. Every year it affects tens of millions of human beings. Will it ever end? Read more (image)

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Return to Zion?

Sat, 26 Feb 2011 18:36:00 +0000

Shalom Ilan, haveri! Thank you for thinking of me. We've had an ice and snow snow that came in last night and expect another tonight. (image) My car door won't open. Frozen shut.
I would love to visit my beloved Land but probably can't for many reasons: I'm a poor white boy (I'm a poor fellow getting ready to sell my home and move with Mom and her boyfriend Doug to a nice home with my own bedroom in the country). And my AIDS doctors said I'll probably be dead and are in shock I'm not already and haven't gotten sick with infectious diseases. Blessed be God!(image) What will be will be. I won't give up without a struggle.

Love ya Ilan,(image)

David



Back to the Kibbutz

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 20:52:00 +0000

Reunion trip - Back to the Kibbutz

June 12-19, 2011

Dear Friends,

As part of the 100 year anniversary of the Israel kibbutz, the kibbutz movement has organized a special reunion trip to Israel for former volunteers. The trip will include many unique attractions, including staying at kibbutzim, traveling around the country and meeting old friends.

If you are one of the 350,000 former volunteers who stayed and worked at a Kibbutz in the past, you are invited to re-live that experience and to meet people from all over the world who share those special memories.

Former volunteers and their families are welcome to join this unique reunion trip.
For details, please see attached brochure or send an email to: volunteers@amsalem.com

If you are just interested in attending the reunion, please see the attached link: www.kibbutzvolunteers.org.il

You are welcome to join the Kibbutz Volunteers facebook page: www.facebook.com/kibbutzvol for more updates.



Erase Me From Your Book

Sun, 20 Feb 2011 15:07:00 +0000

"And now, if You forgive their sin, but if not, erase me now from Your book, which You have written."(Exodus 32:32)I Adar 14, 5771/February 18, 2011Purim KatanThis week's Torah reading of Ki Tisa is sharply divided into two distinct parts. Part one continues the instruction for and description of the building of the Tabernacle and its vessels, and the service of the kohanim, the Temple priests, from the washing of their hands and feet at the brass laver, to the preparation of the incense offering and the anointing of the priests and the vessels alike. This idyllic narrative concludes with five verses concerning the sanctity and observance of the holy Shabbat. These words are spoken directly by G-d to Moshe.Not by chance this passage mimics the opening verses of the book of Genesis which describe the six days of creation and conclude with the Sabbath, the day of rest. The mention of Shabbat here in the book of Exodus comes to express two exceedingly important ideas concerning the nature of the Tabernacle and the historical moment at which man has arrived. Our sages teach us that the mention of Shabbat following the description of all the labors involved in the construction of the Tabernacle, was to inform Israel that the work on the Tabernacle was to cease on the Sabbath, despite its own intrinsic holiness. In other words, the sanctity of the Shabbat takes preference over the sanctity of the building of the Tabernacle. But as a parallel to the verses of Genesis, the mention of Shabbat carries its own implication that the construction of the Tabernacle was an essential part of creation itself; That the world without the Tabernacle, (and subsequently, the Holy Temple), is simply incomplete. The Genesis account of the creation of the world concludes without mention of the Tabernacle. But here, in a reprise of the description of creation, creation draws to a conclusion only after the completion of the Tabernacle.Next, in what appears on the surface to be a wholly disjointed subject, Torah describes the conclusion of Moshe's stay on Mount Sinai, his descent from the Mount, and the scene of reckless abandonment that awaited him. Having grown weary of waiting for Moshe's return, Israel, bated by the mixed multitude, has pressed Aharon into creating the infamous golden calf. Perhaps it began as an almost innocent, if misguided attempt to create a tangible sign of G-d's presence in the world, in light of Moshe's absence, to guide them through the desert. But no sooner had the golden calf emerged from the fire than the nation descended into a mad display of licentiousness, the golden calf at its center.This painful scene is not, however, as we supposed, incongruous or detached from the contented description of the Tabernacle and the Shabbat that preceded it. On the contrary, the debacle of the golden calf is an all too familiar denouement to the completion and seeming perfection of creation. It was after the completion of creation and G-d's placement of man in the Garden of Eden, that man ate from the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, the results of which are known to all. Man, by demurring from keeping G-d's sole commandment not to eat the fruit, in effect rejected G-d. So too, Israel, by attaching itself to the golden calf, likewise rejected G-d. So it would seem that man, once again, has failed G-d. Or did he?After they ate from the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, Adam and Eve hid themselves from G-d. When G-d asks of Adam point blank, "Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" (ibid 3:11) Adam, rather than assuming the responsibility for his own transgression, points the finger at Eve. "The woman whom You gave to be with me she gave me of the tree; so I ate." (ibid 3:12) Now G-d purposely imbued man with free will, both a gift and a responsibility. A gift because it enables us to cling to G[...]



The Vatican versus the Fourth Commandment

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:54:00 +0000

By Wyatt Ciesielka | Saturday, February 12, 2011
On January 25, Pope Benedict XVI again proclaimed his desire "to ignite a fervent missionary movement in the Catholic Church," stating he wants to advance "the entire Catholic Church into a new missionary age" in 2011 (catholic.org, January 28, 2011). While this movement will ultimately contribute to fulfilling prophecies such as Isaiah 47:8-9 and Revelation 17:2-5, an aspect of this rejuvenated "fervent missionary movement" already affects billions. This is the growing emphasis on Sunday observance. Read more (image)



Ziggy Bear

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:32:00 +0000

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Egyptian freedom fighters

Sun, 06 Feb 2011 02:01:00 +0000

Subject:TO DAVID FROM LOWELL RE. EGYPTIAN PRO-ISRAEL ACTIVIST NABIL MAIKEL SANAD (OF COPTIC CHRISTIAN ORIGIN) HAS BEEN TORTURED BY EGYPTIAN INTELLIGENCE (CC: Maikel)More... Dear David,Our friend, Egyptian pro-Israel activist Nabil Maikel Sanad (of CopticChristian origin), reports today (February 5th, 2011, 7:48 p.m. Egypttime), that he has been tortured by Egyptian Intelligence, but has beenreleased:http://www.maikelnabil.com/2011/02/egyptian-intelligence-just-released-me.htmlPlease help publicize our friend's situation in his hour of need.Thanks in advance,Lowell (Aryeh Yosef)http://lowellgallin.comlowellgallin@lowellgallin.comLinks:Email Address: maikel_nabil@yahoo.comWebsite: http://www.maikelnabil.com/"Nabil Maikel Sanad Message to Israel Calling for Solidarity with theEgyptian Revolution"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdZjRHjlsck"Egyptian refusenik: I'm pro-Israel - Maikel Nabil Sanad claims he's firstconscientious objector in Egypt, blames Palestinians for conflict, saysdoesn't want to shoot Israeli defending his state"by Roee NahmiasYNETNEWS.COMOctober 25, 2010http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3974091,00.htmlMessage to Egyptian Freedom Fighters from an American-Israeli Jew(Abridged Text/English - posted by Nabil Maikel, Egypt)http://www.maikelnabil.com/2011/02/message-of-solidarity-from-israeli.html(Abridged Text/Arabic translation - posted by Nabil Maikel, Egypt)http://www.maikelnabil.com/2011/02/blog-post_234.html(Verbatim Text/English - posted by Fazal-ur Rehman Afridi, Paris, France)Fazal-ur Rehman Afridi, Khyber Institute for Strategic Studieshttp://balkanisationofpakistan.rsfblog.org/archive/2011/02/02/message-to-egyptian-brothers-and-sisters-from-an-american-is.html---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------Subject: TO FRIENDS FROM LOWELL RE. MESSAGE FROM EGYPTIAN PRO-ISRAELACTIVIST, AND MY MESSAGE TO EGYPTIAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS (CC: Maikel) From: lowellgallin@lowellgallin.comDate: Fri, February 4, 2011 12:57 pm--------------------------------------------------------------------------Dear Friends,Egyptian pro-Israel activist, Nabil Maikel Sanadhttp://www.maikelnabil.com/ maikel_nabil@yahoo.com , asks for our help inpublicizing his Message to Israel Calling for Solidarity with the EgyptianRevolution:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdZjRHjlsckPlease find below reports about Nabil Maikel Sanad from Ynet in Israel,and several other sources:http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3974091,00.htmlhttp://www.wri-irg.org/node/11669http://anti.blogsport.de/2010/11/23/eine-ehrenrettung-des-pazifismus/You can also find Nabil Maikel Sanad on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace andother sites:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maikel-Nabil-Sanad/47900406878http://twitter.com/maikelnabilhttp://www.myspace.com/maikelnabil/friendshttp://www.youtube.com/user/maikelnabilhttp://www.myspace.com/maikelnabilhttp://ra-shere.hi5.com/friend/p136039901--Maikel+Nabil_Sanad--html;jsessionid=D2D7E06902198BEF8F8F5A0B6DF311CChttp://maikelnabil.jaiku.com/http://www.ahewar.org/m.asp?i=2028http://www.mideastyouth.com/ar/?author=199http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Egyptian-Liberals/http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=88554461720&ref=shareNabil posted an abridged text of my Message to Egyptian Freedom Fightersfrom an American-Israeli Jew on his website, in English and Arabic:Message to Egyptian Freedom Fighters (Abridged Text/English)http://www.maikelnabil.com/2011/02/message-of-solidarity-from-israeli.htmlMessage to Egyptian Freedom Fighters (Abridged Text/Arabic translation)http://www.maikelnabil.com/2011/02/blog-post_234.htmlThe verbatim text of my Message to Egyptian Freedom Fighters is publishedby Fazal-ur Rehman Afridi, a Muslim Pathan journalist living in Paris, atFazal's Khyber Institute for Strategic S[...]



The Arab world in crisis

Sat, 05 Feb 2011 17:10:00 +0000

By Wyatt Ciesielka | Saturday, February 05, 2011
The Arab world is undergoing a swift and increasingly violent transformation. How do these tumultuous events align with Bible prophecy? What is ahead for the Middle East? Is the stage being set for the emergence of the end-time king of the South? Read more (image)



Criticism of the Bible

Sat, 05 Feb 2011 17:01:00 +0000

By Roger Meyer (guest columnist) | Tuesday, February 01, 2011
There are many critics of the Bible. Some pass severe judgment and condemn with condescension the authenticity, origin and accuracy of the Bible. Some allege contradictions or errors in the Bible to discredit the Word of God. Is the Word of God reliable? Read more (image)



Honor your Mother

Sat, 05 Feb 2011 02:45:00 +0000

I recently returned from Florida, a trip my mother opposed for many reasons. I told Mom it would me feel alive again, on the road again...Instead I'm depressed and have been forced to face my mortality, that I can't travel like I used, that I don't have the energy I once enjoyed. I have AIDS and told I have 1-5 months to live. I don't want to die...



Bible study

Sat, 22 Jan 2011 17:14:00 +0000

BibleStudy.org handles 10,000th Bible question, has record year FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan - In 2010 God blessed THE Bible Study Web Site at BibleStudy.org  with its best year in its fifteen-year history, reports full-time Webmaster and owner Alan Ruth. In 2010 the site attracted  5,185,156 actual visitors, an increase of 30% above the previous year.  These visitors requested  11,540,657 pages of Bible-based study materials, an incredible 31% above the previous year and the largest raw jump in study materials viewed (+2.7 Million) ever. Last year the site was also blessed with achieving a MAJOR milestone in reaching the whole world with the Gospel.  BibleStudy.org's Personal Answers to Bible Questions service received its 10,000th Bible question from the public during the year. Alan further reported:      "The site's Question and Answer service started in September 2002 and is staffed by several hard-working, mature Christian volunteers known collectively as the Email Evangelists. Their dedication to serving God by answering sometimes difficult and heart-rending personal questions makes the service possible. The Personal Answers to Questions outreach ended 2010 with a total of 10,065 questions handled since the service began.      "BibleStudy.org's popularity, in terms of visitors, has increase an amazing 428% compared to year 2004 totals. The total number of Bible articles viewed since 2004 has also dramatically increased by 260%.           "The Bible teaches not to despise the day of small things (Zech. 4:10) and that with God involved anything is possible. God has used the less than $2,000 donated for the year to do some great things." BibleStudy.org's goal for 2011 is to serve 7 Million visitors who request 15 Million of its Web pages.  PERSONAL ANSWERS TO BIBLE QUESTIONS SERVICE FAST FACTS *  In its first year the site handled 1,811 questions from the public!    *  95%+ of all questions are submitted by those with NO church of God background or exposure. *  The current group of Email Evangelists answering Bible questions from the public are:           Rick and Eileen Beltz,  Charlotte Grantham,  Arnold Mendez Sr.,  Al and Debra Murrey,  Eric Snow,  Mike Summers,  Les Turvey,  Tommy West,  Margaret Vidal and Clay Willis  *  Seven of the ten current Email Evangelists have been faithfully answering Bible questions since the service started in 2002! *  Answers from the Email Evangelists, posted on BibleStudy.org, are collectively the MOST POPULAR part of the site. In 2010 Email Evangelist answers were read a total of 2.4 MILLION times!  The Five Most Read Answers to Bible Questions in 2010 1. HOW and WHERE did the Apostle Paul die? 2. Does the Bible APPROVE of smoking POT (marijuana)? 3. When was Satan THROWN OUT of heaven? 4. What does THOU SHALL NOT KILL in the Ten Commandments MEAN? 5. What is meaning of ELI ELI LAMA SABACHTHANI cried out by Jesus on the cross?   To make a donation in support of BibleStudy.org's ministry please visit:http://www.biblestudy.org/donate.html To Subscribe to The Journal Newspaper visit:http://www.thejournal.org/contact.html[...]



Mind of God

Sat, 22 Jan 2011 16:23:00 +0000

By Roger Meyer (guest columnist) | Tuesday, January 04, 2011
A Yale University astronomer recently suggested that the estimate of the number of stars could be as much as three times more than previously estimated. The new estimate is 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. This number is called 300 sextillion in the United States, or 300 trilliard in Europe. Did you know that the Great God calls them all by name? Read more (image)



Catholic destruction of the Word of God

Sun, 09 Jan 2011 16:13:00 +0000

What havoc has been made of books through every century of the Christian era? Where are fifty gospels, condemned as spurious by the bull of Pope Gelasius? Where are the forty wagon-loads of Hebrew manuscripts burned in France, by order of another pope, because suspected of heresy? Remember the 'index expurgatorius', the inquisition, the stake, the axe, the halter and the guillotine.
[John Adams, letter to John Taylor]



Congressman Paul's Texas Straight Talk

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 01:39:00 +0000

Recipe for a Successful 2011

“The year 2011 brings in a host of opportunities and challenges to America. Will we accelerate toward economic insolvency by continuing the policies that have created this crisis, or will a new Congress elected on the energy of the Tea Party movement find the courage to change course?

With the new Republican majority in the House I will have the opportunity as a subcommittee chairman to take a careful look at our domestic monetary policy. I am excited by the prospect of real oversight of the Federal Reserve, but I also hope to focus on the important ways in which our foreign policy and monetary policy are related. Just last week the Financial Times reported that the limited oversight of the Federal Reserve allowed by the passage of a watered-down version of my Audit the Fed bill revealed that approximately 55 percent of the loans made available under the largest Federal Reserve bailout program, the Term Auction Facility, went to foreign banks! This is but one example of the real cost to Americans of maintaining its empire overseas, and it cries out for more transparency and oversight…”

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The awesome mind of God

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 20:36:00 +0000

By Roger Meyer (guest columnist) | Tuesday, January 04, 2011
A Yale University astronomer recently suggested that the estimate of the number of stars could be as much as three times more than previously estimated. The new estimate is 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. This number is called 300 sextillion in the United States, or 300 trilliard in Europe. Did you know that the Great God calls them all by name? Read more (image)



Is religious syncretism a good thing?

Tue, 28 Dec 2010 15:10:00 +0000

By Roger Meyer (guest columnist) | Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Most people don't realize it, but their religion is a blend of paganism and Christianity. Is that a good thing? Does it make any difference to God that at least part of one's beliefs and practices came from a pagan religion? Read more (image)



Call for Christmas tree sellers to repent!

Fri, 24 Dec 2010 19:36:00 +0000

Call for Christmas tree sellers to repent! Even as the apostle Paul was dangerously unpopular with those who made a living off of making idols (Acts 19: 23-41), dependent on pagan superstitions, the plain truth about the pagan practices of "Christmas" and "Christmas trees" isn't well received by those entangled in the Christmas tree industry! I sent Jeremiah 10 condemns Christmas trees! to many Christmas tree farms and received this hypocritical response from one woman:We keep the Christ in Christmas. We hope that you can open your heart and embrace the true meaning of the season - Love - Peace - Joy to all of God's children. The Bible IS the greatest book ever written - however - much was lost in translation. In your daily prayers, ask God to open your heart and mind to love - not criticize.God's Blessings,[name withheld since she didn't want to go public when I asked for permission]As the article links within Jeremiah 10 condemns Christmas trees! proved beyond any shadow of a doubt: Christ was NEVER in Christmas! Why I No Longer Celebrate ChristmasChristmas is About Giving -- Says Who?C.H. Spurgeon on Christmas and Roman CatholicismWill God Curse Our Countries for Christmas?The Plain Truth about ChristmasI've opened my heart and mind to hear what God's Word has to say about baptized paganism, popular pagan practices and whitewashed heathen customs, rather than just blindly follow idolatrous traditions. Those who are truly God's children love and obey Him:1 Corinthians 10:19-2119 What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? 20 Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons. [No mixing and matching of pagan error with biblical truth]2 Corinthians 6:14-1814 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? [No diluting, adulterating and polluting of God's truth with pagan blends]Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:"I will dwell in themAnd walk among them.I will be their God,And they shall be My people."17 Therefore"Come out from among themAnd be separate, says the Lord. [Don't stay stuck in the rut of tradition, but let the plain truth set you free!]Do not touch what is unclean,And [then] I will receive you.18 [on these conditions] I will be a Father to you,And you shall be My sons and daughters,Says the LORD Almighty."Those who are proud and stubborn and insist on tinsel traditions (like pagan Christmas) are not God's children! They're of their father Satan the devil, spiritual drunks and whores, since they prefer religious lies to the plain truth of the Bible. They're "Christians" in denial - refusing to see Christmas is adultery!Nothing has been lost in "translation," a dishonest argument, especially concerning the clear cut commands against modifying pagan holidays to worship the true God:Deuteronomy 1230 and after they [the pagans] have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying, "How do these nations serve their gods? We wil[...]



Christmas tree owner's deceitful responses

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:49:00 +0000

I wrote this last year and the following is one of two Christmas tree owners response:Jeremiah 10 condemns Christmas trees!Jeremiah 101 Hear the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel.2 Thus says the LORD: “ Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, For the Gentiles are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs of the peoples are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. 4 They decorate it with silver and gold; They fasten it with nails and hammers So that it will not topple. 5 They are upright, like a palm tree, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot go by themselves.Do not be afraid of them, For they cannot do evil, Nor can they do any good.” 6 Inasmuch as there is none like You, O LORD (You are great, and Your name is great in might), 7 Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? For this is Your rightful due. For among all the wise men of the nations, And in all their kingdoms, There is none like You. 8 But they are altogether dull-hearted and foolish; A wooden idol is a worthless doctrine. 9 Silver is beaten into plates; It is brought from Tarshish, And gold from Uphaz, The work of the craftsman And of the hands of the metalsmith; Blue and purple are their clothing; They are all the work of skillful men.10 But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation. Jeremiah 10 condemns idolatry, both in the letter and in the spirit, whether a physical idol or an idolatrous tradition based upon HEATHEN CUSTOMS like the "Christmas tree" that history clearly exposes as pagan in origin. Those who adorn their Christmas trees and remain in denial about its pagan origin, who play deaf, dumb and blind to the facts, who attempt to dismiss or downplay how it's a heathen custom, are living a lie and shamefully reject the clear commandments of God that speak against such spiritual adultery, mixing and matching pagan error with biblical truth, and will suffer the consequences for being so dishonest and deceitful. Pagan holidays like Christmas and pagan customs like Christmas trees are both abominations to God. True Christians shun both, we avoid them like the plague, because we love God more than idolatrous traditions of apostate men!Why I No Longer Celebrate ChristmasChristmas is About Giving -- Says Who?C.H. Spurgeon on Christmas and Roman CatholicismWill God Curse Our Countries for Christmas?The Plain Truth about Christmas www.davidbenariel.org David, We keep the Christ in Christmas.  We hope that you can open your heart and embrace the true meaning of the season - Love - Peace - Joy to all of God's children.   The Bible IS the greatest book ever written - however - much was lost in translation.  In your daily prayers, ask God to open your heart and mind to love - not criticize. God's Blessings, Kitty TreichelTreichel's Trees [...]



God hates Christmas!

Mon, 06 Dec 2010 23:51:00 +0000

Jeremiah 10 condemns Christmas trees!Jeremiah 101 Hear the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel.2 Thus says the LORD: “ Do not learn the way of the Gentiles; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, For the Gentiles are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs of the peoples are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. 4 They decorate it with silver and gold; They fasten it with nails and hammers So that it will not topple. 5 They are upright, like a palm tree, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot go by themselves.Do not be afraid of them, For they cannot do evil, Nor can they do any good.” 6 Inasmuch as there is none like You, O LORD (You are great, and Your name is great in might), 7 Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? For this is Your rightful due. For among all the wise men of the nations, And in all their kingdoms, There is none like You. 8 But they are altogether dull-hearted and foolish; A wooden idol is a worthless doctrine. 9 Silver is beaten into plates; It is brought from Tarshish, And gold from Uphaz, The work of the craftsman And of the hands of the metalsmith; Blue and purple are their clothing; They are all the work of skillful men.10 But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation. Jeremiah 10 condemns idolatry, both in the letter and in the spirit, whether a physical idol or an idolatrous tradition based upon HEATHEN CUSTOMS like the "Christmas tree" that history clearly exposes as pagan in origin. Those who adorn their Christmas trees and remain in denial about its pagan origin, who play deaf, dumb and blind to the facts, who attempt to dismiss or downplay how it's a heathen custom, are living a lie and shamefully reject the clear commandments of God that speak against such spiritual adultery, mixing and matching pagan error with biblical truth, and will suffer the consequences for being so dishonest and deceitful. Pagan holidays like Christmas and pagan customs like Christmas trees are both abominations to God. True Christians shun both, we avoid them like the plague, because we love God more than idolatrous traditions of apostate men!Why I No Longer Celebrate ChristmasChristmas is About Giving -- Says Who?C.H. Spurgeon on Christmas and Roman CatholicismWill God Curse Our Countries for Christmas?The Plain Truth about Christmas [...]



Fire in Northern Israel

Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:25:00 +0000

An out-of-control fire in the north of Israel has people questioning if the country is prepared to deal with an emergency.

Here's the video.