‘ever wonder why we are seeing the demise of California?’

‘And Tango Makes Three’ book about homosexual male penguins who name their chick Tango because ‘It takes two to make a Tango.’

‘mandatory ‘gay’ day for K-5 students’– World Net Daily

A California school district has approved a mandatory homosexual curriculum for children as young as 5 – and parents will not be allowed to remove their children from the lessons.

The mandatory program, officially titled “LGBT Lesson #9,” was approved May 26 by the Alameda County Board of Education by a vote of 3-2. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade will learn about “tolerance” for the homosexual lifestyle beginning next year.

The curriculum is in addition to the school’s current anti-bullying program and is estimated to cost $8,000 for curriculum and training. …

 

But Capitol Resource Institute’s Karen England explored the curriculum and released a statement condemning the program before the board’s vote.

“This curriculum ignores the fact that every child has a mom and a dad, to redefine ideas like ‘family.’ School absolutely should be a safe place, but this isn’t just about safety. Students have to embrace highly controversial social values or risk being labeled as bigots,” she warned. “Five year old kids aren’t ready to think on their own about sexuality – and their families’ values will be dismissed. That’s not an education in critical thinking. It’s social activism.”

 

Our society attaches the the ascription ‘gay’ to such a vile sin. God calls it sodomy…associated with the vile lifestyle of one of the cities that met utter destruction for giving itself over to fornication and going after strange flesh.

Now if you were gong to teach a child about homosexuality, which story would you engage, the one of these cute penguins and Tango or the truth of Sodom and Gomorrah?

The irony of this whole story that has been propagated to condone this egregious life-style of sin makes the statement…

 “it takes two to make a Tango”.

Two of the same sex cannot make a Tango, only a society can place one into their hands. This thought process is diametrically opposed to the whole plan of God when it comes to marriage and the family…

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Genesis 1:27 & 28

One does not have to be a seminary graduate to understand that two of the same sex cannot be fruitful multiply and replenish the earth… they cannot make a Tango. This indoctrination of children at this innocent and susceptible age is nothing more than a societies open fist rebellion against a God and Creator that has laid out an entirely different plan.

Imagine the dilemma, the child goes to school learns of this homosexual life-style, then they come home and the parents tell them that this is not right in the eyes of God. Who is the child to believe, the school, the parents or God and His word? Such opportunity for confusion when a society finds itself in rebellion to the clear teaching of God’s word.

malachi

‘San Diego, CA… the epitome of communist China’

 

China Crackdown Hits House Churches Hard– The Christian Post

Anyone who keeps up with the church in China knows that there is a Christian Protestant Church which is endorsed by the Chinese government and is called the the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China. The T.S.P.M. is not a denomination, and denominational distinctions do not exist within the organization. Pastors are trained at one of only thirteen officially sanctioned seminaries. If you want to attend church without fear of retribution, the T.S.P.M. is ones only option.

Although the Three-Self Patriotic Movement is not the only church in China. Small ‘House Churches’ have flourished for years and proven to be the true  source of spiritual light in China. These unregistered ‘house churches’ have also been the recipients of regular and systematic persecution at the hand of the T.S.P.M. and the Communist Party of China.

Just before the 2008- Summer Olympics in Beijing ‘house churches’ across China were hit by a wave of arrests and detentions. Church members and pastors were arrested, says China Aid Association, the leading support group for China’s persecuted Christians. Read the above article by The Christian Post.

The article goes on to say….

“House church meetings have been disbanded and a number of Christians have been arrested, including two Christians in Xinjiang province who were charged with being “separatists.” Throughout the province, officials have posted signs asking citizens to report any “evil cult activity,” a label which encompasses house churches.”

“Such biased behavior is a reminder of the irrational prejudice the CPC (Communist Party of China) holds against house church members who want nothing more than to have true religious freedom…,” the group said

 

On May 21, 2009 we saw college students were met with opposition and some were incarcerated for sharing the gospel of Christ in Dayton, OH. Yes, Dayton, OH. read the article below….

Dayton, Ohio… the epitome of communist Romania

This week we see the same spirit knocking on the home of a San Diego pastor and his wife who were having weekly Bible study in their home. It is a spirit of anti-Christ and is becoming more vehement with each passing day.

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County puts kibosh on home Bible study

Allie Martin – OneNewsNow – 5/28/2009 1:40:00 PM

A San Diego pastor says county officials have told him he needs a permit to host a weekly Bible study in his home.

Pastor David Jones and his wife, Mary, were hosting the weekly study near their church, when they say they were visited by a county code enforcement officer. According to Dean Broyles, an attorney for the Joneses, the county official asked the pastor if they hosted a regular weekly meeting in their home, and if they prayed and said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord” at those meetings.
After replying in the affirmative to those inquiries, a subsequent citation notified the couple they were in violation of county regulations, should stop “religious assembly,” and needed to apply for a “major use” permit to continue the gatherings — a process that could cost several thousands of dollars.
Jones, his wife, and their attorney, Dean Broyles, were interviewed on the Fox News Channel. Broyles says the couple’s rights have been violated.
“The government may not prohibit the free exercise of religion,” says the attorney. “And I believe that our Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves if they saw that here in the year 2009 that a pastor and his wife are being told that they can’t have a simple Bible study in their own home.”
The American Family Association has launched an online petition drive related to the incident, asking the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to immediately stop interfering with the rights of individuals to hold Bible studies in their homes.
Jones and his wife say they will continue to challenge the county’s policy. About 15 people attend the weekly meetings. One News Now

Article posted in its entirety from One News Now.

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With the unleashing of this anti-Christ spirit it should be apparent to those of us who know the word of God, that His Word is true, and from a prophetic perspective, it is truer still with each passing day. The very word to His disciples….

“But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.” Matt. 10

On March 26, 2009 I posted an article titled ‘the suppression of light’ Please consider it and you shall see what stage we are presently living in. There is another that shall follow. Many of our brothers and sisters in China are living at this level today.

Pray for them, that God will under-gird them as they live and serve Him.

malachi

Dayton, Ohio… the epitome of communist Romania

 

If you could show us that you are the true church of Christ, we would pass immediately to your side because we wish to be with Christ. But you did not come with arguments for the truth. You put us in jail. You can take our lives but not our faith.

BISHOP JOHN BALAN—IN RESPONSE TO ORTHODOX/COMMUNIST LEADERS WHO TRIED TO CONVINCE HIM TO PLEDGE HIS ALLEGIANCE TO THE ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ROMANIA…VOM-extreme devotion

Ohio students get arrested for evangelism-

Charlie Butts – OneNewsNow – 5/22/2009 1:00:00 PM

A group of young Christian evangelists ran into trouble with the law while trying to evangelize on an Ohio campus.

Five of seven members were arrested on the campus of Sinclair Community College in Dayton after being told to leave. All of it took place on public property. The group of Christians was approached by police who allegedly denied their constitutional right to freedom of speech.

Officer: “You’re all going to jail. Come on, it’s private property. You want to go to jail, too? This is not First Amendment; you’re on private property and you need to go.”
Student: “We have a right to be here”.
Officer: “You want to go to jail, too?”
Student: “We have a right to be here.”

One member of the group, Dan Poillon, remains jailed pending arraignment. Much of the action was caught on video by another member, but police seized the camera and still have it. Student Jason Storms describes the scene.
“When they tackled Dan and threw him to the ground, she got her camera out and began to film, so we have film of Dan on the ground getting roughed up by the cops,” he notes. “And then an officer came over to her and asked for the camera and she said ‘No, I’m not going to give you the camera.’ And so she was placed in handcuffs, and her camera was confiscated.”
Storms adds they were handing out Christian literature and witnessing peacefully and says there was no justification for violating their constitutional rights. The Alliance Defense Fund is representing the students. Article posted in its entirety

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I wanted to post the article from One News Now in its entirety so that  believers that are living in America might see through the eyes of the Spirit the path that has been laid before us.

Who would have ever thought that the events that transpired in Dayton, Ohio on May 21, 2009 would be liken to the days of communist Romania? Speaks volumes of where America is today in terms of our  governments agenda.

Young adults arrested while sharing the Biblical message of sexual purity and morality. We are living in a day when our society cannot discern the difference in criminal activities and words of wisdom…

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Crime Soared After Prayer Ban.                                      Mobile Press Register 22-May-09 

In 1962, five Supreme Court justices banned the following prayer in the public schools, probably to accommodate one atheist: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon thee, and we beg thou blessing upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country.”

In 1963, the five justices on the Supreme Court banned Bible reading in the government’s public schools, perhaps to accommodate an atheist.

In 1980, the same five justices on the Supreme Court ordered the removal of the Ten Commandments from view of the students, lest they be influenced by “the 10 laws.”

Statistics from government sources show that crime increased 544 percent from 1962 to 1985. From 1962 to 2000, teen suicides were up 450 percent; child abuse up 2,300 percent; drug use by teens up 6,000 percent; arrests of teens up 150 percent; pregnancy by single teenagers, ages 15 to 19, up 500 percent; and divorces up 350 percent.

It was a dangerous thing to kick, as it were, God out of the classrooms — the government educational system. Now contrast crime before God was excluded from the classrooms, and now.

The U.S. Supreme Court could be the means of turning this nation around by requiring that the Ten Commandments be posted on the classroom walls, and a reading from the Sermon on the Mount be presented at the beginning of each day.

But don’t hold your breath until such comes from the Supreme Court. There may be an atheist who would be offended.. al.com

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Now you would think, if the above statistics are accurate, and rest assured they are, just pick up the daily news paper and see what is unfolding before our very eyes, you would think that law enforcement in Dayton, Ohio would have bigger crime to fight than someone sharing the gospel of Christ. Not sure how the rest of the WordPress readers feel but it seems pretty clear to me…

And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. And when ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. Matt.10:11-19

This is the advise that the Lord Jesus Christ gave His disciples when he sent them forth bearing precious seed. You do not have to be a Rhode Scholar to see that the Lord warned them that His gospel would be met by opposition and to expect rejection from the world. We in America are just now beginning to feel the force of the prophecy. Our brothers and sisters all over Asia have been immersed in this type of rejection for decades.

The only encouragement that we might find from our Lord’s exhortation is…..

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

malachi

‘a nation built upon sand’

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“We will bury your grand-children without firing a shot” 

Nikita Khrushchev before U.N. Council 1963

When Nikita Khrushchev made this statement before the U.N. Council, his intentions were most assuredly on a political front. After seeing the Berlin wall crumble in 1989, it seemed that there was no chance that this would ever happen in America. With the events that we see unfolding before our eyes everyday, his quote may prove to be more prophetic than we first  thought.

In George Barna’s book ‘Seven Faith Tribes’, statistical data compiled by The Barna Research Group reveals that not only is there a crumbling of our nation but that the under lying cause of such a great demise is

“the moral degradation and spiritual complacency of America”.

“The enemy of America today is not Iraq. It is not Afghanistan or communism. It is not Somalian pirates. It’s the moral degradation and spiritual complacency of Americans,”…  George Barna

 

America’s Seven Faith Tribes Hold the Key to National Restoration-

Apart from the current economic woes of the nation, bestselling author and researcher George Barna warns that the United States is immersed in a serious decline that shows no signs of reversal – and that it is not politicians but the country’s dominant faith communities that hold the key to restoring the nation to strength and stability.

The Impetus for Demise

Asked why the nation is in a downward spiral, the author of more than 40 books about American culture, faith and leadership noted the dramatic shift in goals and values that has redefined the United States in the past three decades.

“We have shifted our energy from a willingness to work hard toward achieving significant outcomes to an attitude of entitlement,” Barna noted. “Instead of merely accumulating and enjoying leisure time to get refreshed, we now use it to express ill-formed, narrow-minded opinions that preclude dialogue and personal learning. We expect the market to pander to our needs in customized and personalized ways, producing a fragmented marketplace. We have transitioned from having a commitment to the common good based on shared values to an emphasis on personal good and individual values.

“In the midst of all these – and other – transitions,” Barna continued, “our religious communities have not adapted well to the challenges of the day. Rather than facilitate people’s commitment to positive, life-affirming values and dedication to serving others, and living a balanced and moral life, churches and other ministries have fallen prey to the competitive spirit of the American system. Many of our religious organizations have focused on competing for bodies, dollars and talent rather than upholding core values such as service, obedience, simplicity, purpose, responsibility, accountability, humility, compassion and community. Without our faith tribes playing their historic role as the moral and spiritual leaders of the nation, we have taken our values cues from the political and business sectors. That has lowered the bar on character and vision. That, in turn, has led the nation to deteriorate from a place on unity amidst diversity to a place of individualism amidst competition for personal comfort and supremacy.”

Barna indicated that by ignoring the foundational values that built America has produced five dangerous outcomes:

  • the absence of a shared vision of the future
  • confusion regarding appropriate values for decision-making
  • the elimination of a sense of the common good
  • the deterioration of respectful dialogue and the fruitful exchange of competing ideas
  • and the abandonment of moral character and personal decency

Read article in its entirety: Seven Faith Tribes- Barna Research

 

I have always felt in my heart of hearts that the strength of a nation is grounded in a knowledge of God and obedience to His word. It is when that same nation stops praying, that it will eventually turn to sin and from God and His word. It seems to have it’s apparent start when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1962 that it was unconstitutional to pray in public schools all across America. Form that point on the apostasy is likened to the proverbial snow ball rolling down the hill. 

We now have a leadership at the helm in our government that has publicly declared that…

“America is no longer a Christian Nation”.

My biggest regret is that America was the nation to prove that God’s word has been right all along.

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. May God have mercy on America

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.”

The demise of our nation is  is most certain if we do not humble ourselves and pray and repent and turn from our wicked way…….

“Anyone who listens to my teaching and obeys me is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse, because it is built on rock. But anyone who hears my teaching and ignores it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will fall with a mighty crash.” Matthew 7:24-27

malachi

‘esteeming the word’s of His mouth more than necessary food’

    Photo: timesonline.co.uk

Chinese professor Bob Fu and his wife held secret Bible studies in remote villages. The inhabitants’ hunger for God’s Word never ceased to amaze him.

    One memorable trip began with a twelve hour bus ride on which a church leader stood in front of the broken window for hours to keep the rain out so that Fu could rest. The next night, they drove a small van on rough, muddy roads until the van got stuck; then they drove a tractor for hours in the pouring rain until the tractor also got stuck. After that, they walked all night by the light of the moon, slipping and falling in the muddy fields.
    They arrived early the next morning to a warm welcome. Villagers began arriving at the house church to pray for two hours before the service. Some had walked fifty miles just to hear God’s Word. The house had no chairs, so the church members sat on rocks or pieces of wood. In this area, they had another blessing: It was too difficult for the police to follow. For a few days, they could worship freely!
    Each had overcome extreme travel conditions to worship, and none considered it a sacrifice. They just had a desire like David, who was drawn to worship with every fiber of his being.

For those in restricted nations, church is not optional; it is essential. In contrast, in free nations many people make up their minds each week whether or not they will attend church. Do they have time? Is it raining? Would they rather sleep late? What’s the sermon topic anyway? Shamefully, we often run through a gamut of questions trying to decide whether church is worth our time. For David and others, going to meet with God was a no-brainer. In fact, they would not let anything keep them from it. When is the last time you asked God to give you a desire for worship like this? Ask him today, and make plans to attend church this week and meet with God. VOM extreme devotion 16-May 09

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When I first read the article today from ‘extreme devotion’ I thought to myself “what commitment”?

As I pondered these thoughts the Spirit wrought His conviction… it’s not commitment, it is love. A believer can not have the commitment that is demanded of his/her Lord, until he/she loves so vehemently that circumstances play absolutely no role in the matter. This only comes from a steady diet of God’s word… we must esteem the words of His mouth more than our necessary food

Once we saturate our minds with the unadulterated truth of God’s word, even physical suffering in this world pales in comparison to being disobedient to His word. Consider the testimony of a dear Vietnamese pastor imprisoned for his faith… 

 

“We have learned that suffering is not the worst thing in the world— disobedience to God is the worst.”

I would to God that the church in America would get a glimpse of such love, such commitment, such obedience.

malachi