‘a stone of commitment- two-thousand-nine’

   The Burren region of north-west County Clare offers a collection of holy wells, standing stones, ancient churches and forgotten tombs.          Photo: Tourism Ireland/www.telegraph.co.uk

This will be the last post from “A Word From Malachi’ for the year two-thousand-eight. There is a lot that has been posted this year and I want to thank ALL of the readers for stopping by and considering the convictions that the Lord has put on my heart to share.

In this last post for this year, I would like to leave the readers with  these few thoughts-

  • If you have spent some time this year reading ‘A Word From Malachi’ and do not know Jesus as Lord and Saviour, it is my prayer that you shall see Him in this light this upcoming year, for there is no other name whereby man may be saved.
  • If you are a believer in Christ and have found this blog a source of encouragement, PRAISE THE LORD and please stop by for future exhortation in this upcoming year.
  • If you are a believer and are immersed in the midst of persecution for your faith, I want you to know that there is a small body of believers in Atmore Alabama that are keeping you and yours lifted up before the Lord, daily, in prayer. Just remember…. He is faithful and His word is true… a firm foundation in the midst of a storm, both in life and in death.
  • If you are a believer and through reading some of the post have come to the realization that you have been nothing more than a religious pawn of the church and its religious system, I pray that you have found the post from malachi a source of conviction, and that they have driven you toward our Lord via a spirit of commitment, and that commitment not to the institution, but to the body and that, our faithful Lord.

A New Year commitment-

And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good. And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD. And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses. Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel. And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey. So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the LORD. And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God. So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance. Joshua 24:19-28

In the above text recorded in the Book if Joshua, Joshua has completed the task (bringing His people into the Land of Promise and the dispersion of their particular inheritance) that God had given him.

Joshua had gathered all the tribe of Israel to Shechem and called on the people to reaffirm their commitment to God and His covenant.

Joshua reminds the people of God that serving Him is not easy and should not be done haphazard for we are sinners and God is Righteous, and as a Holy God, He is a jealous God. To forsake Him and serve other (strange) gods, would result in His judgement and their hurt.

But the people reaffirmed their commitment…

 

 “they would serve the LORD”

 

Now when an individual makes a commitment to the LORD, it is a very serious deal. That is why Solomon exhorts us not to be rash with our mouth and let not our heart be hasty to utter any thing before God.

For God takes our vows serious and He will expect us to keep our word, so when we make a commitment to God, pay that which we have vowed, or in the common vernacular, KEEP YOUR WORD, lest the LORD be angry with thy voice and destroy the work of thine hands. [Ecclesiastes 5:1-7]

So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day and set the words to writing, so that they could not come back later and say, ‘we did not say that?’ and wrote these words in the book of the law of God.

He then took a great stone and set it up under an oak tree that was by the sanctuary of the Lord, then Joshua told the people,

“Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us, for it hath heard all the words of the Lord which he spoke to you: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest you deny your God”.

How can a stone hear? It has no ears?

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the spirit saith.

malachi

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‘drinking from a well that never shall run dry’

photo: World In Crisis Appeal

Matthew Parris is a writer for the online version of the ‘Times of London,’ He is also a avowed atheist and posted the article below which  describes a trip he made just before Christmas to the African country of Malawi, where he had lived as a boy.

Please read the article in its entirety-

As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God TimesOnline.co.uk

The  purpose of the trip was to assess the ministry of a small British charity (Pump Aid) working there which helps rural communities to install a simple pump, letting people keep their village wells sealed and clean.

Parris found another work going on that feels a void that the work of the secular NGO’s [Nongovernmental Organizations], government projects and international aid is not filling. It is the work of the Christian missionary (evangelism-the gospel of Jesus Christ).

Parris is stated that “Africa is in need of a spiritual transformation, something that will change the peoples heart,” and that is what Jesus does. He said “the rebirth is real” and “the change that he is seeing is good”.

 

In the fourth chapter of the Gospel of John, we are told of a woman of Samaria that comes to Jacob’s well seeking water. She was met by the Lord who offered her much more than the water that she could get from the well.

Christ told her that…. whosoever drinks of the water from the well will most assuredly thirst again, but whosoever drinks of the water that Christ can give shall never thirst again, and that the water that Christ will give shall be in an individual, a well of water, springing up into everlasting life.

I am thinking that Parris got a taste of this spirit as he traveled to Malawi to see the philanthropic efforts of Pump Aid, that met a need that many in America take for granted…. clean, cool water to a thirsty people yet he found a people who had drawn from a well of water that springs up into everlasting life.

 

Parris said, “It inspired me, renewing my flagging faith in development charities. But traveling in Malawi refreshed another belief, too: one I’ve been trying to banish all my life, but an observation I’ve been unable to avoid since my African childhood. It confounds my ideological beliefs, stubbornly refuses to fit my world view, and has embarrassed my growing belief that there is no God. “

 

On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “If you are thirsty, come to me! If you believe in me, come and drink! For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water will flow out from within.”  (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.) John 7:37-39

 

Parris said, “I would say, that salvation is part of the package, but Christians black and white, working in Africa, do heal the sick, do teach people to read and write; and only the severest kind of secularist could see a mission hospital or school and say the world would be better without it. I would allow that if faith was needed to motivate missionaries to help, then, fine: but what counted was the help, not the faith. But this doesn’t fit the facts. Faith does more than support the missionary; it is also transferred to his flock. This is the effect that matters so immensely, and which I cannot help observing.”

“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it useful again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world–like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:13-16

I praise God for the faithful men and women that are salt and light all across Africa. I pray the Lord, by His Spirit will bring forth that water whereby a man or women shall never thirst again.

malachi

‘a nation’s demise’

The Eagle, Our National Emblem
The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of American, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.
It is said the eagle was used as a national emblem because, at one of the first battles of the Revolution (which occurred early in the morning) the noise of the struggle awoke the sleeping eagles on the heights and they flew from their nests and circled about over the heads of the fighting men, all the while giving vent to their raucous cries. “They are shrieking for Freedom,” said the patriots.
Thus the eagle, full of the boundless spirit of freedom, living above the valleys, strong and powerful in his might, has become the national emblem of a country that offers freedom in word and thought and an opportunity for a full and free expansion into the boundless space of the future.
–Maude M. Grant
www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/eagle9.html

 

“As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by it own skill”

-Helen Keller

 

We are knocking on the door of a new year (two-thousand-nine) and the brink of 233 years as a nation. When one considers 233 years of age, one may think that old… as a nation goes, it is mere infancy.

While other societies of the world derive their rights from their ruler… a king, emperor or military dictator, the Founding Father’s of America set their heart in a different direction; a declaration set on the equality and rights of all men, a declaration giving credence to the Divine Creator, that all men should have the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. This Declaration of  Independence declared a revolutionary new doctrine, but how viable is this nation if God is absent?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

I have given much thought to the this truth this past year and one must ask the question…

Can a nation stand upon its political rhetoric, when the very foundation is being undermined by its own fleshly wisdom?

No matter how wealthy, wise or mighty a nation may appear….

“Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.”

 

Mammon has become America’s god-

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matt.6:19-24

 

America’s government is a house divided-

And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. And others, tempting [him], sought of him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast [them] out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. Luke 17:14-20

 

The church in America has lost its savour and light-

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt. 5:13-16

 

The ‘final straw’ America has forsaken the True and Living God-

 

Deuteronomy 8:10-14

“When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;”

Verses 19 and 20 speak to the nation that forgets God and turns their back on His word and follows after other gods.

Deuteronomy 8: 19-20

“And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.”

When God led his people out of Egypt and associated His name with  them, they became His people and He became their God, and He gave them a warning not to forget Him. After the warning He told them what would happen to the nation/people that forgets God and turns their back on His word and follows after other gods.

May God have mercy on America!

 

malachi

‘the day will come’

                  photo: http://www.moveamericaforward.org

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This poem was sent out by JAIL4Judges on 28Dec08.

THE DAY WILL COME

By Barbie (Administrator & Author of Poem)

National J.A.I.L. Associate Commander-In-Chief

VictoryUSA@jail4judges.org

P.O. Box 207, No.Hwd., CA. 91603

Forwarded by Ron Branson

 

THE DAY WILL COME

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In these days of dark distress

I come to you, I must confess..

I come to you with outstretched hand

To tell you of that Promised Land!

I come to tell you of my Lord

How you can trust Him by His Word.

Now, you may scoff and you may shrink

Away from Truth– but on the brink

You’ll find a hell, so vile and cruel

Awaiting every scoffing fool!

“Take your religion, leave it at home

Take your contentions from which I’ll roam.

Don’t bother me! I’m doing fine..

Mind your own business and I’ll mind mine!”

Sounds all familiar from lashing tongue

Self-righteous claims, all said and done.

Safe and secure, you feel with your lot

With no need of “junk” the Christians have got!

Take heed when you bolster your standing, so tall

Lest while you are boasting, you have a great fall.

All of your riches will go up in smoke

You’ll have nothing left– not a hat nor a cloak.

The day will come when all that I’ve said

Will come to pass, and you will dread

The fiery pit, the painful seethe

With gnawing tongue and gnashing teeth!

O, this may sound to you remote

A thought on which you will not dote.

These things, you feel, cannot be true

And certainly– won’t happen to you!!

O foolish heart and haughty pride

Don’t you know, you’ll slip and slide?

You’ll tumble from your lofty perch

Come crashing down, without a search!

Your “goodness” then will come to naught

Because the Saviour was not sought.

I come to you and humbly plead

Open your eyes and see all your need

Open your heart to the Saviour’s call

And let Him come in, once and for all!

The time is short, ’twill soon be spent

Then nothing you do, or ever had meant

Will free you from guilt or sorrowful shame

From eternal hell and tortuous maim!

Don’t scoff and reject these words, I implore!

Don’t run from the Truth and receive it no more..

The day will come when sneering will cease

And judgment on all will have its release

On those who refused to open their eyes

Rejecting the Truth, but accepting lies!

On those who did turn away from our pleas

To look upon Christ and fall on their knees.

The day will come, and soon enough

When all these things you’ll not rebuff.

You’ll not refuse to see the Light

For it will be so shining bright

On every eye and trembling lip

That mocked Him so with every quip.

The day will come– before you know

When I can say:

“I TOLD YOU SO!!”

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Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Revelations 1:7

Thoughts worthy to ponder my friend.

malachi

‘the tickling of itching ears’

 

Most of the WordPress readers are aware that Pastor Rick Warren was chosen by President-elect Barack Obama to offer the invocation at his inauguration. This request led to a public outcry by gay-rights activist and those propagating homosexual marriage.

Both Barack Obama and Rick Warren have vehemently defended their positions with Obama sticking by his convictions in selecting Warren and Warren standing by his convictions in terms of homosexual marriage.

OneNewNow published a new article where it appears that Rick Warren is giving some evidence of craw-fishing if you please…. in the biblical vernacular, the heaping of teachers having itching ears.

You can read the OneNewsNow article in its entirety at this link, but for discussion purposes, I have extracted some particular excerpts which will be printed in bold italics.

Rick Warren: Opposed to gay marriage, not gay partnerships- OneNewsNow

Pastor Rick Warren, chosen by President-elect Barack Obama to pray at his inauguration, said in a video message to his church that he doesn’t equate homosexual relationships with incest or pedophilia, but opposes redefining marriage just as any conservative Christian would.

If the article from OneNewsNow is accurate, it says that Rick Warren communicated through a video message to his church, that he does not equate homosexual relationship with incest or pedophilia, but that he does oppose redefining marriage, just as any conservative Christian would.

I am confused by this speech. If he is speaking for the ‘conservative Christian’, he would probably find that a conservative Christian considers homosexuality as sin and that marriage should remain as it is defined…

 

“the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law”

With regard to the confusing speech, Warren attempts to draw a distinction between homosexuality, incest and pedophilia? It would be like Warren saying….

I do not equate the brutal murder of a Christian in Indonesia or North Korea with that of murdered through the act of abortion, just as any Christian conservative would?

 

Now I have not been able to find ‘the video message’ to his church. I have searched the Saddleback web site but it is not available. One thing that I did find was a public statement about homosexuality.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY?

Q&A on Saddlebackfamily.com’s Web site- Tom Holladay

Question: What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
Answer: The Bible very clearly says that homosexuality is a sin. 

“Homosexuality is absolutely forbidden, for it is an enormous sin.” Lev. 18:22 (TLB)

Sexual Intimacy Outside of Marriage

God tells us through His Word that sex outside of marriage and sexual immorality are one in the same:  they are both sin.

“For God wants you to be holy and pure and to keep clear of all sexual sin.” 1 Thessalonians 4:3 TLB

“Honor your marriage and its vows, and be pure; for God will surely punish all those who are immoral or commit adultery.” Hebrews 13:4 TLB

“Let there be no sex sin, impurity or greed among you.  Let no one be able to accuse you of any such things.” Ephesians 5:3 TLB

 

In his video, he insisted he wasn’t equating gay marriage with incest or child molestation.

“I have in no way ever taught that homosexuality is the same thing as a forced relationship between an adult and a child, or between siblings,” Warren said. “I was trying to point out I’m not opposed to gays having their partnership. I’m opposed to gays using the term marriage for their relationship.”

It does appear that Warren has backed himself into a very miry quagmire. If Saddleback church says that….

“God tells us through His Word that sex outside of marriage and secual immorality are one in the same: they are both sin.”

… but Warren says, that he is not opposed to the sin of homosexuality, just them being married, how can they escape this grievous sin, at least by Warren’s standards?

 

Warren said that disagreeing with gay-rights activists on same-sex marriage does not qualify as hate speech and doesn’t mean he is anti-gay.

To this point Warren is correct. One can disagree with sin and still not hate. In fact, to speak truth is a testimony of one’s love, lest the sinner be lost for an eternity. But what Warren’s speech does qualify, is that he should not stand behind a pulpit as a preacher of God’s Word. A man that espouses the doctrine of God’s word should not be afraid to call sin, sin. It may be that he should consider the realm of politics…

“We’re both willing to be criticized in order to try to bring America into a new day of civil discourse and to create a new model that says you don’t have to agree only with your side on everything,” Warren said in the video posted Monday night by Saddleback Community Church.

…. his speech is much more fitted for that lukewarm environment!

Anyone can attend Saddleback worship services. But the church article had said that gays “unwilling to repent of their homosexual lifestyle would not be accepted” as members.

Saddleback members must sign a broadly worded covenant in which they agree to follow Bible teachings. While gay relationships aren’t mentioned in the pledge, it is meant to cover the spectrum of conservative Christian belief.

With one last point for consideration, if members must ‘sign a covenant that the agree to follow Bible teachings’, one must agree, if they understand the teaching of the Word of God, that homosexuality not acceptable to God, whether practiced by the believer or in the church….

Don’t you know that those who do wrong will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, who are idol worshipers, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers, and swindlers–none of these will have a share in the Kingdom of God. There was a time when some of you were just like that, but now your sins have been washed away, and you have been set apart for God. You have been made right with God because of what the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God have done for you. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

…. it doesn’t matter if it is adultery, incest, pedophilia, zoophilia or homosexuality.

Wouldn’t it just be simpler to call sin, sin?

malachi

‘the radical muslim and homosexual… a spirit akin’

              Indonesian Christian Persecution: Photo VOM Persecution Blog

vom: extreme devotion 26Dec08

In northern Nigeria, Muslims have instituted Sharia Law—the strictest Islamic legal code. Christians dominate the Nigerian population, so the Islamic leaders insist that the law only applies to domestic matters for Muslims. However, the Christians know better. Hundreds of their churches have already been destroyed. If they are rebuilt, they are burned down again. Many Christians are being martyred.

    In the city of Kaduna in northern Nigeria, one church leader claims that Muslim extremists have placed a bounty on the heads of all Christian leaders, offering one hundred thousand naira (about one thousand U.S. dollars) for each one killed. Likewise, there was also a bounty on Christ’s head, and he was betrayed for just thirty pieces of silver.
    With the continued threat, some believers are contemplating fighting back. But one Christian leader recently challenged believers in Kaduna: “In the midst of this we need to remember our Lord’s teaching about turning evil to good and patiently suffering in the face of what is happening. And because Nigeria is a proclaimed democracy, there is a responsibility for Christians to make sure everyone is treated justly and fairly.”
    Christ delivered a similar challenge almost two thousand years ago: “‘Love the Lord your God’ . . . This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:37–39).

 

vom: extreme devotion 27Dec08

It was midnight when officers burst into their home and abruptly awakened Eskinder Menghis and his wife and three children. They walked out to find agents with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior ransacking their home.

    “What are you doing? You have no right to destroy our home like this.”
    “And you have no right to practice your religion in the land of Mohammed! You were warned before you came to leave your religion behind.” The officer pushed Eskinder out the door as the others gathered up the Bibles, hymnals, photos albums, audiotapes, and anything else they could use as evidence.
    Eskinder was brought to the police headquarters for interrogation, leaving behind his frightened wife and children. Eskinder and his family are Ethiopian Christians. They are among the many foreigners who make up one-third of Saudi Arabia’s population, working in the oil-rich nation. Many of these foreigners are Christians who face a terrible predicament when it comes to expressing their faith.
    Many Christians never intend to practice their faith when they go to work in a Muslim nation. But once under the dark cloud of Islam, they begin to look toward heaven and find fellowship with other believers around them. Many even start to witness to their Muslim employers. In Saudi Arabia, converting a Muslim to Christianity carries a death penalty for both parties.

 

Voice of the Martyr Extreme Devotion is an daily news letter that deals with the commitment and persecution that the body of Christ is immersed in on a daily basis all over the world.

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The face of tolerance-

Christians chased out of Castro / Market Streets….

Iran? Nigeria? North Korea? China?  Indonesia?

No! The United States of America, San Francisco, CA.

Quite a testimony of tolerance?

 

 

tol⋅er⋅ance    /ˈtɒlərəns/  [tol-er-uhns]

noun

1. a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry.

2. a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions and practices that differ from one’s own.

3. interest in and concern for ideas, opinions, practices, etc., foreign to one’s own; a liberal, undogmatic viewpoint.

4. the act or capacity of enduring; endurance: My tolerance of noise is limited.

 

O LORD, you persuaded me, and I allowed myself to be persuaded. You are stronger than I am, and you overpowered me. Now I am mocked by everyone in the city. Whenever I speak, the words come out in a violent outburst. “Violence and destruction!” I shout. So these messages from the LORD have made me a household joke. And I can’t stop! If I say I’ll never mention the LORD or speak in his name, his word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am weary of holding it in! I have heard the many rumors about me. They call me “The Man Who Lives in Terror.” And they say, “If you say anything, we will report it.” Even my old friends are watching me, waiting for a fatal slip. “He will trap himself,” they say, “and then we will get our revenge on him.” But the LORD stands beside me like a great warrior. Before him they will stumble. They cannot defeat me. They will be shamed and thoroughly humiliated. Their dishonor will never be forgotten. Jeremiah 20:7-11

The spirit that is personified in the radical Islamic religion and the radical homosexual movement is a spirit of hate and intolerance. It shall not relent until it has shut the mouth of all of Christendom. Hear and see their testimony!

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit saith.

malachi

‘do as I say, not as I do… from the homosexual perspective’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo from the following article: 

http://nottoomuch.com/pivot/entry.php?id=1293

Iranian executions : utterly immoral and disgusting beyond belief

The article ‘Iranian Executions’ was posted on 11Dec07- on a blog was in  response to an article posted in the Times Online.co.uk 13Nov07. Below are comments made by an Iranian politician; Mohsen Yahyavi in the Times article….

Homosexuals deserve to be executed or tortured and possibly both, an Iranian leader told British MPs during a private meeting at a peace conference, The Times has learnt.

Mohsen Yahyavi is the highest-ranked politician to admit that Iran believes in the death penalty for homosexuality after a spate of reports that gay youths were being hanged.  Excerpts from the Times article.

Now before we progress any further in this post I would like to tell my homosexual readers, and any reader that has a conscience, that I understand how you feel looking at the above photo. For hardly a day goes by that I do not see this same image of aggression perpetrated against my brothers and sisters throughout North Korea, China, India, Africa, any of the Muslim dominated lands, etc….. so when I say I understand how you feel, I really do.

What I would like for the readers to ponder is the double standard and intolerant spirit that we see against Christianity by the radical homosexual movement while hearing silenced lips toward the Islamic religion? Where is the cry of ‘intolerance’?

When was the last time we saw the radical homosexual populace stand outside a mosque shouting violent strains against the worshippers inside for the actions and verbiage propagated against the homosexual community by a Muslim dominated country?

 

For contrast, consider this indignation against Rick Warren….

Homosexuals showing ‘radical intolerance’ of Rick Warren: OneNews

A leading black conservative pastor and political activist says the high level of anger in the homosexual community over president-elect Barack Obama’s selection of Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration next month “shows the nature of the culture war we are in.”

Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., of the High Impact Leadership Coalition says although he voted for John McCain in the presidential election and disagrees with Barack Obama’s stances on abortion and homosexuality, the president-elect made an “appropriate” decision to pick California pastor Rick Warren to pray on Inauguration Day.
“I think that it says to us that Obama understands the divide among people of faith and that he is going to make a sincere attempt at following through with the kinds of overtures that he made to the faith community as he was running for office,” he notes. “So, I think it says a lot about Barack.”

 

He believes the controversy over Pastor Warren also says a lot about the homosexual community. “What’s being revealed in this process is that the intolerance of the radical left is coming out. They want to be received and tolerated, but when someone takes one little overture like praying a prayer at a major event, they can’t take it,” he points out. “And whether we like it or not, this man Rick Warren has become the next generation’s Billy Graham.”

The Washington-based homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign is demanding that Obama commit to a “five-step legislative blueprint for change” to make up for his selection of Rick Warren. That “legislative blueprint” includes, among other things, signing “hate crimes” legislation into law within six months, supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (often referred to as “ENDA”), repealing the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and issuing an executive order providing special protections for federal workers based on their sexual behavior and gender identity. end

 

From the article that was posted on OneNews and the demands that are being made on President-Elect Obama by the homosexual community it is pretty evident that they have absolutely no room for tolerance unless it is grossly in their favor. For case in point, consider the comment below that was extracted in response to the article that was posted on nottoomuch.com: Iranian Execution by a reader called Gabrielle-

Comment by Gabrielle

I can not even believe this is happening in the world today. How is it possible? Human kind is supposed to have progressed and they are behaving like savages. How hypocritical is it to murder someone..to take a human life..to act as if you are God..because someone is gay? Or has been raped? It is beyond comprehension! I am beyond words and I do not even know what to do or who to go to or how to increase awareness. What do you do?

If Gabrielle were to stumble across this post, I would love to ask him/her, do you have the same disdain for the innocent babies that are viciously murdered while in the warmth and safety of their mother’s wombs just because the law condones it, or that Christians all over the world are finding the same aggression of those in the picture above, just because they are followers of Christ, or does the issue really have anything to do with tolerance?

Just for the record, I do not condone homosexuality and view it as sin based upon the clear teaching of God’s word, I do not condone what the Iranian government is doing to the homosexual. Nor do I condone the violent attacks of Christians all over the world or the violent murder condoned by America in the killing of helpless babies, but I do understand why the radical homosexual agenda shakes it’s fist so vehemently in the face of Christendom yet remain totally silent in the face of radical Islam…. they will kill you, while Christians love you!

I wonder if this is evidence that we are living in a day when one can not practice what they preach, or maybe it is that we see things not as they are, but as we are?

malachi