Thanksgiving Amid Crises

This Thanksgiving season

This Thanksgiving season

This Thanksgiving season, I’m especially sensitive to the many crises and calamities across our country and around our world. While believers can genuinely give thanks to God for his love and blessings, many need his special mercy and grace in these days!

Not long ago I attended, with several hundred others, a special study class with Pastor Jack Hayford on the book of Revelation. Pastor Jack, a well-known teacher on the subject of prophecy, began that study series on Revelation with an assignment to read three related Gospel chapters: Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.

In Luke 21:25-28 we find the familiar recital of certain end-times predictions, where Jesus said, “Strange things will happen…nations on earth will be afraid…and won’t know what to do…because of what is happening to the world.” Then, as if He had been rehearsing a countdown list of calamities, He said, “When all of this starts happening, stand up straight and be brave. You will soon be set free.” [Contemporary English Version]

Jesus’ promised liberation, at His Second Coming, is the highest hope a believer can have. But, we also must believe that our King is able and willing to come today and enter our life’s circumstances, to extend His kingdom’s grace, love and power! His grace is sufficient to sustain us through all the calamities of the end times as well as the challenges of the present times!

For that, we all can be thankful!

Now, let’s prepare to celebrate our Lord’s first coming! Invite others to enjoy the music of the season, online 24/7 at .

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Terror is Terrible

Terror Is Terror

Terror Is Terror

Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.”

The horrific violence in Europe and current stabbings in Israel against innocent civilians is “what terrorism looks like.” It is being incited by radical Islamic imams in mosques and radicalized Islamists in social media, to promote religious and political agendas. It could occur here, at any time. believes terrorism needs to be “called out” wherever and whenever it occurs. This media watchdog invites us to sign their petition, demanding the media use the word terror consistently, whenever innocent men, women, and children are attacked or murdered by radicalized religious or political zealots. There may be various contributing causes for the regional and religious unrest, but never an excuse for “the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.”

Please add your name to the petition, if you agree:

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Long-Term Risks of Abortion

PremieMost everyone knows of someone who has had a preterm delivery and is aware of the emotional, psychological and physical toll such events consume from families. And the babies, who do survive preterm delivery, may have health problems for life.

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and an advocacy group, Prevent Preterm, has identified over 100 peer-reviewed studies that show a link between abortion and subsequent premature birth.

The studies, involving mothers and premature births in 34 countries on multiple continents, were published from 1972 through this year. Individual studies looked at the histories of fewer than a hundred women to tens of thousands. They took into account many factors, like prenatal care, smoking, drugs and mothers who had previously had abortions. Their “statistically significant” results show that the more abortions a woman has had, the more likely it is she won’t be able to carry a baby to term.

According to Prevent Preterm, the link is strong, repeatedly verified and unmistakable. Women who have abortions are at significant risk of being unable to carry a baby to term, when they do want a child. Some of the believed culprits are: abortion may damage and weaken the cervix, infection could be introduced, and hemorrhage plays a role. While not all researchers agree exactly how abortion compromises future pregnancies, they do agree the link is real.

Does Planned Parenthood tell women about the “strong, repeatedly verified and unmistakable” link between abortion and premature birth? No. They deny it, and call it a myth. For this significant surgical procedure, there is no real “informed consent” at America’s largest abortion agencies. It would be bad for “business.”




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Trump’s Immigration Histrionics and History

prohibido1 Donald J. Trump announced his Presidential bid in mid-June, from the lobby of his Trump Towers in New York City, with typical Trump-histrionics. He quickly sparked anger among Mexicans and Latinos over his critical comments about Mexico sending “people bringing drugs, criminals and rapists” to the U.S. and calling for a “great wall” on our southwest border, to keep out illegal immigrants from Mexico and “all over South and Latin America” and “probably from the Middle East.”

Since then, The Donald has elaborated on how he wants to “make America great, again,” by first securing our borders, deporting those here illegally, de-legitimatizing “anchor babies” and better managing the stays of visa-based visitors.

Mr. Trump’s own immigration history in America began when his grandfather, Frederick Drumpf, emigrated here from Germany in 1885. By 1892, he had anglicized his last name to Trump and become a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Grandpa Trump’s entrepreneurial interests took him across our continent to a colorful life serving miners in the Klondike Gold Rush. After several years he returned to Germany in 1901 and married Elizabeth Christ (pronounced Krist) in 1902. In time, he and his pregnant wife moved to Queens, New York, where their son Fredrick Christ Trump was born in 1905.

Immigration continued to play into the Trump family history when, in 1936, Fred Christ Trump married Mary Anne MacLeod, an immigrant from Scotland. They had five children, with Donald born in 1946.

Avoiding connection with his Germanic heritage on his father’s side, as Hitler began his military expansion in Europe, Fred initially partnered with his mother and started a construction business, the Elizabeth Trump and Son Company. They eventually built barracks and garden apartments for the U.S. Navy personnel, up and down the east coast.

After the war years, Fred expanded his entrepreneurial efforts into middle-income housing for the families of returning veterans. Eventually, he built affordable housing in various ethnic neighborhoods on Long Island, including a 3,800 apartment project with his name on it, Trump Village in Coney Island.

When his son Donald graduated from the prestigious Wharton School of Business in 1968, he joined the family business, then known as the Trump Management Company, and became its president, in 1974. Soon, Fred loaned Donald money so he could begin a real estate development business in Manhattan. Fred’s investments remained primarily on Long Island, in Brooklyn and Queens, while Donald commented in a 1999 article in the New York Times, “I got Manhattan to myself.”

Today, the name Trump or his image appears on or in office buildings, hotels, casinos and golf courses across America. His business empire, The Trump Organization, LLC, and its success are synonymous with New York City, which has a suburb of over 200,600 people, just 30 miles to the east on Long Island, named Babylon.

All this Trump family history of entrepreneurial success in America began with immigrants and continues to this day, with the immigrant who sleeps next to him. Mr. Trump’s current wife, Melania, is a supermodel and immigrant from Slovenia, who speaks four languages.

As more pundits are seriously suggesting Donald Trump could actually become the Republican nominee for President of the United States (PODUS), one has to consider if this bold and brash entrepreneur can work within the confines of a constitutional republic, with its additional legislative and judicial branches? Can he be diplomatic enough to gain a coalition of other nations, to help solve world-wide problems that are caught in a vortex of the destiny of these last days?

Or, would he be like the current president? Would he use his “phone and pen,” in order to “go around Congress”? Would he also initiate and enforce “lawless actions,” around the world?

Christian believers must remember that one day a world leader, with a charismatic personality, will be “revealed,” whose family history will have involvement in the European nations, from the ruins of the old Roman Empire (see Daniel 7, 9 and 12). His histrionics will eventually be seen as an authoritarian, arrogant and braggadocios leader, know as “the lawless one.”

Let all who have ears to hear be discerning in these days.

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Censorship of Churches?

LB-Johnson Our country has a rich and valued history of respecting the unique contribution religion makes to the moral culture of a people. Until the mid 1950s, Americans turned to churches and other houses of worship during the debate of the great moral issues of the day. In the early decades of our country, the “election sermon” was common. For nearly two centuries, our religious leaders enjoyed the right to freedom of speech and, acknowledging our religious heritage, publically addressed the key issues of their time, from their sincerely held religious viewpoints.

Just a little over sixty years ago, in 1954, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson (D-TX) reportedly sought political retribution against an opponent, whose election campaign was supported by two non-profit organizations. His tactic was to quietly add an amendment to a standard tax bill. It barred all tax-exempt groups, including churches, from participating in partisan politics. It was never debated but passed on a voice vote.

This little-noticed amendment unleashed government’s intimidation and censorship over the freedom of speech of religious leaders. The I.R.S threatened the loss of tax-exempt status for the contributions of their congregations. The consequence of forced submission to this selective censorship has negatively impacted our nation’s spiritual and moral health.

Now, a bill has been presented in Congress with the potential to change this unintended censorship of churches and other religious organizations. H.R. 153 (Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-NC3) would restore free speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations, by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment. It would put an end to the reign of the I.R.S. as “speech police” and restore your religious leader’s free speech rights.

Let’s renew “liberty and justice for all”—including our religious leaders and the congregations they serve.

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TRUMP: a holy trumpet or a holy terror?

donald-trump-A prophetically-focused minister in Florida, Jeremiah Johnson, has said God told him “Trump shall become My trumpet to the American people, for he possesses qualities that are even hard to find in My people these days.”

Perhaps. God and time will affirm or accuse.

However, the Bible does tell us of one who will arise to a prominent position as a world leader, in the end times (1), who does have Trump-like qualities: 

  1. He will be an authoritarian, arrogant, braggadocios leader etc. (2 Thess. 2:3,4; Rev. 13:5-8)
  2. He initially shows support for Israel, in its quest for peace and prosperity.(Daniel 7:19-22; 9:27; 11:36-45)
  3. His name or image is “branded” on or in all he does, to remind everyone of his wealth, influence and required loyalty (Revelation 13:16-18).
  4. His notoriety is associated with a major city of commerce, finances and world influence (Revelations 18:1-20).

I am not declaring The Donald to be the Anti-Christ (2). I am suggesting we can learn from similarities between this new political personality on the world stage and the historic, biblical references to a future, nefarious, political personality of Scripture (1).

Let us watch (Matthew 24:42) intently as these current events unfold and be spiritually ready, “for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matthew 24:44)


(1)  the biblical Anti-christ: a/k/a the man of sin, son of perdition, the beast from the sea, the lawless one, et. al.

(2) See 1 John 2:18-23; 4:2-3, and 2 John 1:17

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Passing the Faith through the Faithful

Passing The Faith Along

Passing The Faith Along

The shrinking birthrates among America’s Christian “faithful” are adding to the secularization of our nation and its’ growing “culture divide.” We are left with a declining workforce, along with a declining evangelism and a declining Christian worldview.

The Bible offers guidance on what some have called the “evangelistic mandate.” It begins with godly homes and a proper sense of the blessing of children—a lot of children. Large families were seen as a blessing, being loved and wanted for economic and social needs. When people and entire nations forget this sage wisdom and have too few children to even replace themselves, someone else will take charge. A shrinking Christian population will not effectively evangelize our world.

Christians’ beliefs about the size of families are often shaped more by secular propaganda and personal preferences than our desire to have a family that makes a maximum impact for God. We are told that 47 percent of churchgoers are reported to want three or more children! But that means 53 percent want fewer or no children. Many want huge churches, but tiny families.

If the Lord tarries, we must seek to pass the baton of the faith through the families of the faithful! Children must be seen as the shapers of the future of our world. Our loving and caring for children honors God.

May our families be fruitful, fill the earth and help make a maximum impact for the glory of God!!

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