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ASSAULT ON FREE SPEECH ALERT: CAIR Pressures; WordPress Caves. Takes Down Bare Naked Islam’s Website

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“UPDATE

Market Watch has published a news release from CAIR bragging about being responsible for Bare Naked Islam’s Take Down,,  CAIR and organization the FBI considers an affiliate of  various Islamic Terrorist Organizations described BNI as a hate site. read it here

Anti-Muslim Hate Site Removed After CAIR’s Intervention

It would seem.  according to CAIR, if you have a website and you speak out about  Islamic Terrorists who are trying to kill you,  beheading, stoning women on trumped up charges, burning Christian Churches, killing Christians and other atrocities you are running a hate site…”

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As of this posting, the 411 behind the takedown of BNI continues to unfold.

Since my schedule may not permit me to keep you posted on the turn of events, for updated information on the takedown of BNI, please pay a visit to Grumpy’s Opinions.

What has Bare Naked Islam (BNI) done wrong?  Not a darn thing.

What they have done and I hope will continue to do is shine a bright light on CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood, atrocities committed by Islamic factions in the name of Shariah Law against men, women, children, Christians, and non-Muslims throughout the world many of whom are closely linked to these two organizations.

BNI has also reported on the Obama administration’s more than friendly relationship with organizations like CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood and the danger it poses to the United States and Europe.

Of course, CAIR claims that the reason BNI’s site was taken down is because of threats posted on BNI’s site.  It should be noted, however, that   CAIR, a Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood front is famous silencing voices of opposition.

A threat to free speech is a threat to us all and should not be ignored or tolerated.

This is PC gone to hell in a hand basket and nothing more than attack on free speech.

If you are as apoplectic about as I am about WordPress caving to such an extreme entity, you can contact via email WordPress Support at support@wordpress.com to inform them accordingly.

In the event you are unfamiliar with CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood, feel free to check out these articles  to familiarize yourself entitled, “CAIRful” and “FBI, Senators recommend ban on terror-related CAIR, CAIR hires Democratic Senator.”

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On Time

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Whose time? Yours? Or Gods? Because if you are a follower of Christ, you are on His time. Time that is running out. Time that is finite.

What would you do if God told you that it was running out? How would you spend it? Would you want to spend the last days of earth with your family or would you rather have your family spend eternity with you?

Do you think God doesn’t have time for you here and now? Perhaps it isn’t the here and now He is worried about for you. Perhaps it is your tomorrow that is more important.

Do you believe in God? Do you trust in His word? Do you have faith that He keeps His promises? He has promised that our time here will not last forever, what are you doing? Your work or God’s work?

Am I being blunt? Am I being harsh? Are you going to be on time?

Psalm 89:47-48 Remember how short my time it; For what futility have you created all the children of men? What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his life from the power of the grave? Selah

Even for all the earth the time grows short.


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Rudyard Kipling – Friday, December 30, 2011

“Oh, East is East, and West is West, And never the twain shall meet, Till earth and sky stand presently, At God’s great judgment seat” wrote Rudyard Kipling in Ballad of East and West. Born DECEMBER 30, 1865, in Bombay, India, Rudyard Kipling was sent back to England at age 5 for schooling. Poor eyesight ended hopes of a military career, so at age 16, Kipling returned to India as a journalist, winning acclaim for his poems. Rudyard Kipling fell in love with his friend’s sister, Caroline Balestier, while visiting in America. They married and settled in Vermont, where two of their children were born. There Kipling wrote Captains Courageous and The Jungle Books. Once back in England, Rudyard Kipling declined King George V’s offer of Knighthood, Poet Laureate and Order of Merit, though accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. Kipling’s works include: Kim, Wee Willie Winkie, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and Gunga Din. Ronald Reagan, in a speech near the end of his Presidential career, December 13, 1988, stated: “As I prepare to lay down the mantle of office…I cannot help believe that what Rudyard Kipling said of another time and place is true today for America: ‘We are at the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities.’ Thank you, and God bless you.” 

The Seducer

Jesus from the Deesis MosaicThere are many Churches who seem to feel that they have to seduce their followers. As if God looks down on them and sees the number and is happy. Like politicians’s making promises and offers to get people to vote for them.

Most people come to realize that the politicians is going to sell them out and the promises that they give are not worth the air that it took to vent them. And yet people fill the hall’s of the mega-churches with Pastors who tell them all their dreams will come true. Why is this? Why do some of the same people who wouldn’t trust the politician further than they could throw them, trust these Pastors with their eternal lives?

The answer is sad. The truth is that they are not true believers. For many of them, it is not because they don’t want to be, they do. But they haven’t received the seed from their Pastor. A Pastor cannot give what they do not have to give. And a Pastor that uses seduction to get followers is a Pastor that is not a true believer himself.

Their Churches look good, beautiful buildings, great choirs, and a Pastor that has great voice and a story that moves you. But what are they promising? Are they telling their followers that all God requires is to show up?

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son in order taht we may have eternal life.”

Does the Bible end with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord? If that were all that was necessary it would, wouldn’t it? So what comes next?

After the Resurrection when the disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain as Jesus had instructed them,

Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ” All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen

Most Churches teach the first part and many are very good at making disciples. And that is how they seduce their followers. They make them think the first part is important, but that there is a lot of leeway in the second part. The part that says “teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you.”

Please do not get me wrong, I am not saying that every mega-church is a false church. What I am saying is that those that promise to give you all your desires just for you money and your attendance are churches that do not have God. If they do not have God, they can not share Him either.

Matthew Chapters 5-7, the “Sermon on the Mount“, tells us exactly what His commandments are. We are not perfect. He knows that we will not be able to do everything, and He has already told us that He will forgive us, but only if we accept the responsibility and try to do our best.

This is where the false Churches, those that seduce rather than save, lead their followers astray. They tell people they have to do nothing but accept Jesus as their savior, and this is just the beginning of our journey to Christ.

There will be some who have had the seed planted that will still feel the need to seek and in doing so will find God. But those who want the easy way, and their reward on earth, they will receive the reward they desire for the most part, but it won’t be in heaven, and it won’t be with God. Because that is not what they want.

If our responsibilities as followers of Christ ended with the Resurrection, we wouldn’t have needed Paul’s transformation and the many books that God added to the Bible through his hand. And the enlightenment that he added in his instructions to the Churches such as Ephesians, where he gives us further instructions on our lives as followers of Christ.

What I am trying to show is that the Resurrection is the beginning of Christianity, Jesus gave His life, then God sent the Holy Spirit so that we could continue on the path He started us on. It begins with Jesus!

But it ends with Jesus too! Because He is returning. And when He returns, we will stand in judgement. Those that accepted Him will be the first that He sees, we have been marked with the blood that He shed for us. The seed planted has brought new growth and the old mas has dies with the new reborn. This He will see.

What of those that were seduced into accepting their reward here on earth? They will have already received it my friends. They will have made their choice. Christ will be able to know their heart, He will know whether they truly believed and whether they chose the easy way or the narrow path.

Ephesians 5:17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Romans 6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in you mortal body, that you should obey it in it lusts.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ, Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Romans 14:11 For it is written:

As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.”


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When I was in elementary school, we had a little game that we would play in which we would touch someone and say, “You have cooties.” Of course, we had to have a way to defend ourselves, so when someone would touch us and claim they just gave us cooties, we would say, “Not me, I don’t have cooties.” Then we would hold out our hands, revealing the handwritten initials, C.P., which stood for “cootie protection.”

I think Christians are sometimes that way around unbelievers. They appear as though they are avoiding all contact with them. I can understand not wanting to be influenced in a bad way. But how about influencing others in a good way?

Jesus said that as Christians, we are to be salt and light. In Jesus’ day, salt was used as a preservative. It was rubbed into meat to stop the rotting process. So, as salt in a culture, Christians are to stop the spread of corruption. But another thing salt does is stimulate thirst. So we are to stop the spread of corruption and stimulate a thirst for God in others.

In addition to being salt, Christians are to be light, which means that we are to proclaim the gospel and do good works. Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

We are called to be salt and light—to live a godly life. It is God’s job to identify the fake Christians, to determine the true from the false.

God has planted us as believers in this world. He has put His people in the culture to influence it, to make a difference. God is not calling us as believers to isolate, but to infiltrate.

Taken from “A Positive Influence” by Harvest Ministries (used by permission).


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What God Honors In All People (via DISCIPLEGIDEON)

One of the most discussed questions among Christians and those who are not Christian, but wish to know about God, is the question of free will and choice. DISCIPLEGIDEON has an extremely enlightening post about this subject. I posted part of it below, but please read the rest at DISCIPLEGIDEON!

What God Honors In All People

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I was listening to a Christian broadcast radio show this evening and it was one of those call-in shows, something like “Ask the Pastor”, where they took live phone calls and answered questions.  I was privy to an excellent Q&A started by a 10-year old boy.  The question went something like this:  Do angels have free will like men do?  And if God created angels to do his work, why did Satan turn away from God?

The pastor explained how angels and men have their own wills and can make choices on their own.  That Satan chose to try to elevate his glory to that of God’s.  And that God above all, honors choice.  The pastor referred back to scripture and explained that when Satan rebelled, that he took one-third of the angels in heaven.  Thus showing that angels indeed do have a choice…just like man has a choice.

This got me thinking.  Everything in creation is under the law of God.  His majesty is magnified in His creation.  The laws of physics, the laws of the universe, the laws of light and energy, the laws of life and all of its processes.  The only thing not under the law of God is choice.  And if you think about it, it is what makes choice valuable…to God!  The choice to love God is precious in His sight; if God had made us without the choice and we “automatically” loved God…then there is no intrinsic value in it for Him!  So our choice to love God, brings Him glory and is the supreme desire of His heart.  Do you believe that? Read the rest at DISCIPLEGIDEON


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