Some pastors have a wicked and warped interpretation of scripture and religion. In my previous blog post Hatred Towards LGBT People By Those Who Are Not Knowledgeable About LGBT Issues, I talked about the misunderstanding of LGBT individuals by uneducated people, and the hatred that is shown. This post was quickly shared by LGBT individuals, Pride organizations, and several local activists and advocates. With this blog post being shared so rapidly and so broadly, this has drawn scrutiny from several groups, and anti-LGBT individuals.
Politics can be religious political like in theocracy. Politics can be secular like in democracy. Israel today is a democracy but in the past the biblical nation of Israel was a monarchy a theocracy. The religion of Judaism is based on the Law of Moses for building a theocracy. Theocracy mixes religion and politics.
Menachem Begin visited the Lubavitcher Rebbe in Brooklyn New York on his way to Camp David to meet with President Carter and Anwar Sadat to make the peace treaty with Egypt where he returned to Egypt the Sinai Peninsula. His first words which he said to the Rebbe who he considered to be the leader of the Nation of Israel “Our nation the Biblical nation of the Jewish people is an eternal people, not like the Modern State of Israel.” The modern state of Israel needs to make concessions in order to survive which means concessions to America and Egypt.
In mid-1975, New Delhi was abuzz with a rumor about Indira Gandhi’s secret romance with her aide R.K. Dhawan. Tales of the prime minister’s love affairs had been abound for quite some time, including her alleged affair with Mohammad Yunus, a close friend of hers and a former Indian diplomat. Long ago, M.O. Mathai, her father Jawaharlal Nehru’s private secretary, was rumored to have had an affair with Gandhi. Her yoga teacher, Dhirendra Brahmachari, and Dinesh Singh, once a foreign minister in her cabinet, were also among her reported consorts.
India is back to square one, thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move Monday to scrap special political rights for a Muslim-majority state in the Hindu-dominated country. The Muslim-rights issue, which led to the creation of Pakistan as a Muslim homeland in 1947, has now resurfaced: Can the Muslims get a fair shake in India?
India revoked Kashmir’s special status with a rush decree. A presidential decree issued on August 5, 2019 removed Article 370 of India’s constitution that provided special rights to Kashmir, which is also the Muslim-majority state. The state lost its unique constitution and the right to implement their own laws. India sent military troops to the region in anticipation of protests.
The controversy over anti-semitism and anti-Zionism is connected to the opposition of Americans today to President Trump and the claims that President Trump is a racist. President Trump has accepted Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. President Trump supports the annexation of the Golan Heights by Israel. People of America are claiming that President Trump and his rhetoric causes violence like the two recent incidents in Dayton Ohio and El Paso Texas. During the Obama administration there were also incidents of domestic terrorism.
The theory of evolution by natural selection (first formulated in Darwin’s book On the Origin of the Species in 1859) is the process by which organisms change over time as a result of changes in heritable and physical behavioral traits. These are changes that allow an organism to better adapt to its environment which will help it survive and have more offspring. According to this theory over billions of years on the planet earth these changes have taken course to create the man we know today. The changes are still taking place. These changes can effect DNA structures within organisms.
There is a book on the market available through the internet written by a former minister “Jesus was not a Christian.” Without reading the book the title and introduction hits my heart because it is true. Most people accept religion as truth. There is truth which is hidden by religions.
Judaism does not emphasize truth. Most important in Judaism is accepting the law given by Moses to the Jewish people. The Law of Moses is divided into two parts the Oral law and the written law.
Minorities have a voice in Democracy. The communists a minority in America burned the American flag on the lawn of the White House on Independence Day in the middle of the address of President Trump.. Democracy allows the burning of the flag as a symbol of freedom of speech. Anarchism is also a minority. If not, there would be no state or law and order.
Nationalism is a necessary evil. God is both national and universal. The highest spiritual level is universal revealed by the Messiah of Freedom through resurrection. You need both national and universal to build the kingship of God on earth. The Byzantine Empire also called the Roman Empire today lives in the small country of Vatican City. The smallest nation in the world may be the most powerful. Last week July 4 Vladimir Putin visited Pope Francis at Vatican City. Russia, the largest nation in the world, visited the smallest.
The Jewish people and their leaders are beginning to soften up about their feeling about Jesus the Messiah. Christians are beginning to soften up about their feeling about Jews. The event of crucifixion is recorded in history in the first century Judea between 30-33 AD. The crucifixion is recorded in New Testament epistles and other ancient sources as an historical event. The softening up of the heart of stone was part of the Jewish prophecy of Ezekiel, I will give to you a new heart and a new spirit, I will remove from you a heart of stone and give you a heart flesh.
America today is celebrating Independence Day. The nation was established July 1776 when the Continental Congress declared the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and now were united and independent states.
Before America could become an Independent nation they had to fight the American Revolutionary War that took place from 1775-1783. With the assistance of France the American colonial pioneers signed the Declaration of Independence and won their independence.
Nick Cave was asked, “What does God’s voice sound like?” His answer was beautiful.
A rock star becomes for his fans a model, a life coach, a guru, a friend. People ask him all sorts of questions like how to overcome loneliness and grief. CNN picked up on his answer to a follower on “What does God’s voice sound like?” It seems that he is going in the way of the famous female pop-star Madonna who entered the spiritual realm many years ago. His latest song “Red Right Hand” is an allusion to the vengeance of God. In the last few months he has posted on his website “you can ask me anything.” He got a flood of 100 letters a week.
What makes a wedding special? Is it money? No.
Is it doing what your friends did ? No.
It’s about making it your special day. We have won “Wedding Venue of the Year” three times in a row and what we believe brides really want is their own special day. A day that bring their family and friends in from the present and past to meet and enjoy the time with their spouses family and old friends. A wedding should feel very warm inside and be a joyous occasion.
From the venue to the bride’s dress, everything should be welcoming, open and fun. Even though it is not as important as the ceremony itself, this might just be the most important day of your life. Our best advice is to simply try to enjoy the entire journey, the time with family, because this great event will pass rather fast and the memories will be significant and long lasting.
Before asking yourself the question: Do I need the Messiah, first ask yourself the question Do I need God? Do I need to study the Bible? President Trump is pictured carrying a Bible.
There are atheists in the world who refuse to believe in God. They may have suffered in the holocaust or have witnessed great tragedies in life which have made them atheists. Atheists live their whole life without faith in God performing their duties to humanity as doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers etc. Most atheists did believe in God once but lost it. Their faith is compared to a lost object which has disappeared and the hope of finding it has been given up. Every day they witness another tragedy reinforcing their atheism.
Loyalty is defined as faithfulness to accept obligation. It has an important place in life.
Two people marry. They should be loyal to each other. A person goes out to work and accepts a job. His employer expects his worker to be loyal. This means that his worker is required to do all of his appointed duties. The employer designates to his worker what is his job. He is not obligated to do the job which is appointed to another worker. If the employee will not perform the employer has the right to fire him.
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As I was reading an article by a man whose first name was Collin and last name was smudged too much to see, I became interested in what he was writing about. He was writing about the truth of Peace and the truth of Wrath. I remember reading about the wrath of God that will come somewhere in the future in my Bible studies.
- Voted the Best Wedding Venue (Gold) for 2019 by Salem’s Oregon Statesman Journal
- Voted the Best Wedding Venue (Gold) 3 years in a row by the Statesman Journal
Affordable Dream Wedding is very proud to win the gold medal for the best wedding venue, for three years in a row, if helps when you have a historic pioneer church built 1892 or a 127 years ago. We believe this is the oldest continuously run wedding and church in Oregon. For 127 years strait years the chapel has had some type of services at the same location. On many clear evenings it almost appears the belfry is touched by God.
The world was created in six days and on the seventh day God rested. The seventh day God sanctified and blessed. The seventh day is the beginning of the next week which begins with Sunday. The seventh day is the end of the week and continues forever without end. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The direction of heaven is upward; the direction of earth gravity is downward. Through the Sabbath heaven and earth become connected the unity described in the Zohar the book of Splendor, One with One, God is One and his name is One.
Universal faith means that religions of the world were revealed in order of progressive revelation. This means that God sent each religious founder prophet to progressively advance religious teachings. The Bha”i faith in Haifa is a Universal faith. Unlike other universal religions, the Bha”i writings do not state that the human race is a whole but celebrates the variety of religions and the differences among peoples. The Bha”i faith was founded in the mid-nineteenth century by Bahuulah who claimed to be a prophet. He was persecuted and spent over a decade in prison in Ottoman Palestine.
On May 2, 2019 was a National Day of Prayer in America. The motto of this event is Pray for America. Love one another. President Trump in honor of National Day of Prayer issued a proclamation.
At the White House was an event where President Trump spoke about the importance of prayer. He also spoke about the importance of belief in God as part of America. He had representatives from both Christian and Jewish Americans to lead in these prayers. He singled out this year as a difficult year for peace between religions in America and mentioned the various terrorist attacks on synagogues, mosques and churches in the world.
Relativism is the belief that there is no absolute truth, meaning that there is no absolute perfection in the universe. Universality is the belief that there are universal facts which can be discovered through searching for truth.
These two philosophies interplay in Christianity and in Judaism. Pope Benedict XVI who resigned in 2013 was known to be a Relativist. Pope Francis who took his position has shown that he is a Universalist through his more liberal tendencies. Pope Benedict became a priest in 1951 and in the beginning his beliefs were considered liberal. He adopted conservative views after 1968. In 2005 he became Pope.
Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel is celebrated a week before Israel Independence Day. This year it falls out on Thursday, May 2. Every Human being suffered from the wrath of Hitler. Six million Jews were killed in concentration camps in Europe and over forty million people died in World War II.
In and around 1941 Hitler officially declared his desire to exterminate all the Jews. He already had this plan many years before.
Christendom, Islam, Zionism are three parts of Religious nationalism which can only be received together in peace through freedom of religion which doesn’t accept violent acts of religious terrorism. Freedom and justice can tolerate hatred when it is confined in the four walls of religion but not when it goes outside. The humanitarian will not accept violence in the name of God. The humanitarian believes in freedom. He also believes in peace. God cannot tolerate building a Golden Calf desiring only for material pleasures or a Tower of Babel nationalism without religion like the Las Vegas and the California discotheque shootings.
Every Christmas season is a period of joy for people all the world over. When I was young, we always look forward to Christmas day because of the impact of the season and the celebrations attached to it among our people.
It is right to say God is one but there is more to it than that. For this reason it is written in Petach Eliyahu the words of the prophet Elijah “Opens Elijah the prophet to reveal God is one but not just one.” One is a limitation and God is unlimited. Elijah reveals a secret truth for the sake of World Unity and Peace which was hidden until today.
Religion simplifies faith into belief in one God and no other. The God of the Jewish people the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is one God the Jewish God. The Jewish God is also called the King of the Universe. From there can be confused to think that the Jewish God and the Jewish people rule over the universe. This would put a limitation on God who is unlimited. The Jewish faith, the Jewish people conquered the land of Israel and established in the land of Israel the kingship of God of the Jewish faith.
Amid all the controversy in the media today you will find plenty of opinions about the Pope’s words and actions. The best way to answer the question asked here is an in-depth analysis, in that manner, and append those things, either right or wrong, using scriptures from the Bible. Can the Pope be portrayed as embracing God’s enemies?
The time has come to make an international law prohibiting the cursing of God and his prophets. Freedom of speech does not include cursing God or his prophets in public. The hatred between religions continues to build up including the hatred between the secular and religious. The prohibition of cursing God is one of the seven commandment of the children of Noah.
The three major western religions which are Christianity, Muslim, and Judaism all agree that it is forbidden to have sex before marriage. Marriage is for the sake of making a family. In all three religions marriage begins with a sacred ceremony. Religions seek to control the life of its constituents through controlling relationships between men and women.
Have you been wondering why the leftist Democrats want open borders?
As overcrowded and under-jobbed as the United States is, why would they want open borders? We can’t simply chalk it up to ignorance of elementary mathematics. There has to be a driving force behind their actions. Recent studies show that South American peoples (Mexicans, Hondurans, and others) are being assimilated into Islam at a much faster rate than all other cultures.
Woman today claim that the environment of the world (global warming and the threat of Nuclear War) is a good reason not to make a family. Birth Strike is part of the Woman’s Liberation movement. The movement is based on a book by Jenny Brown – Socialism and the Woman’s movement. It is important to listen to women. They have valid claims which should be considered.
The constitution of America is man-made law. It was an attempt by the founders of America to bring liberty and justice to America with the help of God. America declared independence–freedom the gift of God before writing the constitution. The Law of God begins with freedom. American Law is Judeo-Christian with freedom. The first amendment cannot reject the Declaration of Independence.
Looking at various social media outlets we can attest that the answer to the question is an absolute “yes.” However, the answer to “why” is in the scriptures of the Bible, and unless the leaders of the country know their Bible, in more detail than currently is seen of them, then the nation as a whole will continue to fail God. That should be a given.
America has the greatest potential to lead the world to World Unity and Peace. It is starting to go backward. America is one nation under God with liberty and justice forever. Removing God from America will also mean that America will not be forever.
The Pope visited Arabia and made prayers for peace in Yemen. The solution is on the table. The Lubavitcher Rebbe in Brooklyn N.Y. declared in 1992 that the world has changed, the way to peace has arrived.
Religion was once part of politics. The first Monotheistic religious state was the Biblical nation of Israel which was a Religious Monarchy. The nation of Israel did not evolve into a Religious Monarchy immediately when they entered into Israel under the leadership of Joshua. There was a period of 400 years called the time of judges about which it says in Judges, “In those days there was no king in Israel, every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” During the time of Judges there was even a woman Judge Devorah who lead the country in peace and war. The nation of Israel at the time of Judges is an example for all nations today.
January 27 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day as designated by the United Nations General Assembly. It is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. On this annual day of commemoration, the U.N. urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to work to prevent future genocides.
The boys of the Covington Kentucky Catholic School showed their bravery to stand firmly for what they believed. Who is right is another question?
There is right and there is wrong. Religion is believing and following a path which is called the right way. Christianity is teaching these boys a way of life believing in God and morality. You can see that these boys will grow up to become successful human beings. They wear the Mega Caps because they admire President Trump who is a successful person. Whites and blacks can both become successful in a free society. Slavery is in the past. President Lincoln freed the slaves. What is missing in the lives of Americans is religion.
There are very few Americans that deny the importance of the charity work that that is done by the Salvation Army. Very few people appreciate the work that has been done by the Army of God the Jewish people. The world is beginning to appreciate the Jewish people which live in their communities even if they generally appear to be selfish that they help each other and show very little interest in other people only Jews.
The story of the Exodus of the Jewish people is the first mention in the Bible of The people of Israel as an army. In Exodus 12:17 is written, “And you should watch over your unleavened bread (related to faith) because in the height of this day I have taken out your soldiers from the land of Egypt.” God calls the Jewish people soldiers. He is giving them a mission to accomplish. There is a war in life over good and evil, life and death.
In the same chapter of Exodus it says that God brought out of Egypt Chamushim which in the Hebrew language has two meanings, 1)the people armed to fight and 2) one fifth of the people. It is hard to believe that only one fifth of the Jews who were oppressed in Egypt left with Moses since they had suffered terrible oppressions. It is easy to believe that they took with them weapons even though these weapons were nothing compared to the weapons of the army of the Egyptians.
Bible Leviticus 19:14, The Bible teaches before a blind person do not place a stumbling block. This passage can be learned literally or can be applied as a teaching in many other issues in everyday life.
Trump has called building a wall humanitarian. He is mostly concerned about the safety of Americans. He may also be right in the light of the Bible passage “Before the blind person do not place a stumbling block.” America offers to immigrants a much better life than they can live in many places in the world. For this reason it is very difficult for foreigners to get a green card. It would be wonderful for America to open its borders to unlimited immigration but the idea is silly. In Yemen alone there are 18 million human beings that are starving not including other places in the world. No charitable organization in the world including UNESCO has enough funds to support these humanitarian causes. Therefore these needy suffering souls look to the possibility of immigration to another country in Europe or in America. Humanitarian means to have open borders for legal immigration. Increasing quotas of immigrants and choosing the right people to immigrate who show true sincerity is the first and most important way to help the needy. Trump is looking for immigration from people that are not desperate, professionals, well educated people before bringing in good people from other lands that did not have the chance to even start their lives. This type of criterion may save America money but does not solve the humanitarian problem. Therefore the bible teaches “Open your hands to the poor, and borrow to him the money that he needs.”
The Affordable Dream Wedding Pioneer Church/Chapel in Hubbard, Oregon, just celebrated the building’s 125 birthday of continuous operation, making this one of Oregon oldest churches still located at its original location, and we believe, Oregon’s oldest pioneer church that has continuously served its community around Portland.
The word Karma today is part of Western Culture Vocabulary. In my opinion the Hindu word Karma refers to obligation. Free from obligation is called Moksha spiritual liberation, Nirvana spiritual bliss. Secularists accept Karma, call Nirvana – vacation, moksha – freedom. However these terminologies need explanation.
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden were free from Karma. They lived in Moksha and Nirvana. They were coaxed by the snake to experiment touching a forbidden tree and when Eve ate from the forbidden tree it tasted good. She gave her husband Adam to eat and they ate together. As a result their life changed. They had obligation to their family and their children. When they were single Adam and Eve were free of obligations. They could enjoy the light of God day and night without a baby waking them up in the middle of the night. Once they entered the real world, they could not get back to the garden, their children kept them busy.
The news of Christmas day: Lebron James injured in the second half of the game with Golden State. Israel attacks Iranian weapon storehouses in Syria.
Everyone enjoys the fantastic basketball star Lebron James. There is no one in the NBA that compares to him. He is the closest basketball star today to Michael Jordan. Especially exciting is his tremendous ability to leap in the air in defense against other great players on the way to dunk and the way he is able to maneuver to make the dunk himself. Of course he cannot compare to Steven Keri as a three pointer. Lebron today began a new career with the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas day.
In the second half of the game Lebron James was injured his team lost badly to Golden State. Lebron James this week was criticized for making a rude statement in the internet which was publicized about Jews how they are money people. He later apologized. He is known for his sense of humor.
The sun rises in the east and the sun sets in the west; the sun rules over the day and the moon at night. Everyday is a new day. There are three important people in our world trying to make the world a better place to live in, the clergy, the humanitarian and the spiritual healer. The humanitarian looks at life intellectually and accepts only the parts of life that he can understand with his intelligence. He sees the evil in war, sickness and poverty. Most important to him is to solve the problems of life through politics, and technology. He feels the hardship of poverty and gives to charities to help the sick, poor, and needy and to institutions which help them. He is agnostic or maybe even atheist. He himself is not happy but he wants others to be happy. Making other people happy; makes him happy.
Religious leaders and their constituents sacrifice their lives for the sake of God and their religion. Religion is the most important part of their lives. They believe in God and their holy scriptures given to them by their prophets Mohammed, Moses or Jesus and their disciples. The scriptures give guidance to people in life and prepare them for the share in the afterlife. Orthodox Religion does not emphasize happiness in life. It emphasizes that this world is a corridor to the next world and sacrificing happiness in this world for the sake of the share in next world. It is difficult for people to live only for happiness in the next world. People need happiness in this world. Raising a family and making a livelihood gives happiness but in life there are ups and downs, problems in child raising, employment and health.
The name of God peace Shalom is the most important revelation of God in the world. It is difficult to believe when you look at the religious conflicts which plague the world everyday. In the Middle East is the political conflict between Israel and the Arabs, Muslim – Jewish conflict, Muslim Shiites conflict with the Sunni, Catholics conflict with Protestant, Judaism clashes with Christianity, Islam clashes with Christianity, Hindu with Muslim. What is the source of these conflicts from a Biblical eye?
In order to answer this question it is important first to separate religion and politics; political conflicts from religious conflicts. Politics all the time interfere with peace. Politics is defined by Wikipedia as the process of making decisions by members of a group. Groups conflicts exist in their interests and within groups when there are conflicting interests. The goal of politics is to make peace like the goal of religion. Whereas politics is connected to group interaction religion is divided into group and individual. Religion has a place for the individual and for the group.
Six million Jews were slaughtered in the Holocaust by the Fascist Nazi Regime of Hitler and over forty million human beings. According to Wikipedia Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce. Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete and they believe in a complete mobilization society under a totalitarian one party state. Such a state is led by a strong leader a dictator and a martial government composed of members of his governing party to forge national unity and maintain a stable orderly society. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature and views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means that can achieve national rejuvenation. German Fascism was also racial. Hitler claimed that the German people the Aryan race were supreme. The Holocaust came to teach a lesson to Jews and to mankind.
In the history of the world there have been many dictators who have used their power like Hitler. Hitler may be considered the worst of these evil leaders. In the history of the world there have been political and religious racists that used the type of idealism used by Hitler for the sake of National Unity. There are still movements in the world using this type of racism for the sake of national unity. There are two major types of governments which are dictatorship and democratic.
There is a clear relationship between the Pittsburgh Massacre in the Synagogue on the Sabbath and the California tragedies in the nightclub and the fires in Northern California. They have all killed human beings in similar numbers.
See My Previous Post: On The Pittsburgh Massacre
The California Massacre in the nightclub which happened a week after the event in Pittsburgh was done also by a madman. In the nightclub was primarily American students. If you will examine the names of those killed in the Pittsburgh massacre you will see that all of those killed were above the age of fifty. There were very few young people in the Synagogue for the services. The same is true in America that attendance of young people in Churches has fallen off rapidly. Religions like Judaism and Christian faith need these young people. Many of the young Jewish people in Pittsburgh after the murder were very happy that they didn’t attend the services as if to say it was a good thing not to be there.