The Crusades

The Crusades
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WE HAVE HEARD THE JEWS CRY AND WHINE ABOUT THE CRUSADES AND THE INQUISITIONS ALL OUR LIVES. This study is to present you with just a little about what actually caused the crusades, and who they were directed against.

So what is the truth about the Crusades? Scholars are still working some of that out. But much can already be said with certainty. For starters, the Crusades to the East were in every way defensive wars. They were a direct response to Muslim aggression; an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian lands.

Christians in the eleventh century were not paranoid fanatics. Muslims really were gunning for them. While Muslims can be peaceful, Islam was born in war and grew the same way. From the time of Mohammed, the means of Muslim expansion was always the sword. Muslim thought divides the world into two spheres, the Abode of Islam and the Abode of War. Christianity; and for that matter any other non‑Muslim religion, has no abode.

Christians can be tolerated within a Muslim state under Muslim rule. But, in traditional Islam, Christian and Jewish states must be destroyed and their lands conquered. When Mohammed was waging war against Mecca in the seventh century, Christianity was the dominant religion of power and wealth. As the faith of the Roman Empire, it spanned the entire Mediterranean, including the Middle East, where it was born. The Christian world, therefore, was a prime target for the earliest caliphs, and it would remain so for Muslim leaders for the next thousand years.

The Enemies of God Will Be Destroyed!

The Enemies of God Will Be Destroyed!
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Christ Told Us That the Jews Were the Children of the Devil and Were Not His Sheep:

YE ARE OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it––He That Is of God Heareth God’s Words: Ye Therefore Hear Them Not, Because Ye Are Not of God.” (John 8:44-47)

“But YE BELIEVE NOT, BECAUSE YE ARE NOT OF MY SHEEP, as I Said Unto You. My Sheep Hear My Voice, and I Know Them, and They Follow Me.” (John 10:26-27)

Men have loved the ungodly for a long time:

“And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest Thou Help the Ungodly, and Love Them That Hate the Lord? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.” (2 Chronicles 19:2)

That the enemies of God will be destroyed is nothing new for John told us:

“Marvel not at this: for the Hour Is Coming, in the Which All That Are in the Graves Shall Hear His Voice, and Shall Come Forth; They That Have Done Good, Unto the Resurrection of Life; and They That Have Done Evil, Unto the Resurrection of Damnation.” (John 5:28-29)

The Day of Battle

The Day of Battle
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BIBLICAL HISTORY SHOWS THAT OUR ISRAEL FOREFATHERS WERE COURAGEOUS AND INVINCIBLE WHEN THEY LIVED IN HARMONY WITH DIVINE LAW; but when they departed from God’s way for them, they became cowardly and fearful in the presence of their enemies. This is what is happening to our once proud American people today.

The seventy-eighth Psalm is an interesting summary of God’s dealings with His people from the time of their sojourn in Egypt to the captives of Israel and Judah. Referring to an incident which took place in their early history, the Psalmist says:

“The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.” (Psalm 78:9)

In the Scriptures the name “Ephraim” has various designations. Naturally it is used in reference to the Ephraimites as a tribe; frequently it denotes the northern kingdom of Israel; and sometimes, as it is used in Psalm 78, it apparently refers to the entire House of Jacob, which includes the kingdoms of both Israel and Judah. These people had been singularly blessed and led of God, yet at a critical moment in their history they “turned back in the day of battle.”

There must have been a cause for such unsuitable behaviour. There was, indeed, and the Psalmist states it as part of the story. They were:

“A generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.—They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law; and forgot his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.” (Psalm 78:8-11)

Another time was in the days of Ahaz, the Prophet Isaiah who related:

Ignatius to The Trallians

Ignatius to The Trallians
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IGNATIUS, ALSO CALLED THEOPHORUS, TO THE HOLY CHURCH AT TRALLES IN ASIA, loved by God the Father of Jesus Christ; elect and an honour to God; enjoying inward and outward peace through the Passion of Jesus Christ, who is our hope when we rise to be with Him. I salute her in Apostolic fashion with the fullness of grace and offer her heartiest good wishes.

1. Beyond reproach, I hear, and unshaken in patient endurance is your disposition‑‑not an acquired habit, but a natural endowment. I was informed of it by Polybius, your bishop, who by the will of God and Jesus Christ came to Smyrna and so heartily shared my joy at the chains which I bear in Christ Jesus, that in his person I beheld your whole community. Welcoming, then, your God‑inspired goodwill, I burst into thanks and praise, finding that you, as I learned, were patterning yourselves after God.

2. Surely, when you submit to the bishop as representing Jesus Christ, it is clear to me that you are not living the life of men, but that of Jesus Christ, who died for us, that through faith in His death you might escape dying. It is needful, then‑‑and such is your practice‑‑that you do nothing without your bishop; but be subject also to the presbytery as representing the Apostles of Jesus Christ, our hope, in whom we are expected to live forever. It is further necessary that the deacons, the dispensers of the mysteries of Jesus Christ, should win the approval of all in every way; for they are not dispensers of food and drink, but ministers of a church of God. Hence they must be on their guard against criticism, as against fire.

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
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“…Their foot shall slide in due time…” (Deuteronomy 32:35)

IN THIS VERSE IS THREATENED THE VENGEANCE OF GOD ON THE WICKED UNBELIEVING ISRAELITES, WHO WERE GOD’S VISIBLE PEOPLE, and who lived under the means of grace; but who, notwithstanding all God’s wonderful works towards them, remained (as verse 28.) void of counsel, having no understanding in them. Under all the cultivations of heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as in the two verses next preceding the text.

The expression I have chosen for my text, Their foot shall slide in due time, seems to imply the following doings, relating to the punishment and destruction to which these wicked Israelites were exposed.

1). That they were always exposed to destruction; as one that stands or walks in slippery places is always exposed to fall. This is implied in the manner of their destruction coming upon them, being represented by their foot sliding. The same is expressed, Psalm 73:18.

“Surely thou didst set them in slippery places; thou castedst them down into destruction.”

A “Politically Correct” Christianity?

A “Politically Correct” Christianity?
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A “POLITICALLY CORRECT” CHRISTIANITY? In an effort to maintain attendance and a level of economic well being, many former fundamentalist denominations are now striving for “politically correctness!” What once was only a trend is now a matter of survival.

Compromising God’s Word is so commonplace that few Christians even flinch anymore [spiritually speaking] when their churches embrace that which God’s Word has clearly forbidden.

A subtle move, via “political correctness,” is also no in progress toward curtailing freedom of speech. Subjugating our God given rights is a prime goal of the enemies of Christ. The time has come when “political correctness” is determined by the hearer ‑ not by what the writer or speaker meant. Let us make it perfectly clear that slanderous terms has always been and will always be unacceptable.

However, valid scurrilous remarks are being used to create a door whereby the right to freedom of speech can be circumvented. Remember, the not so orthodox religious beliefs of the Branch Dravidians gave “license” to disregard their freedom of religion, and the right to life and liberty.

Violence with guns is also being used to invade our right to keep and bear arms. It is also obvious that drugs have been used by Satan as the single most important instrument in creating chaos in our society, and to seize or freedoms from us under the pretext of a so‑called war on drugs, which is noting more or less than a war on our freedoms.

Joshua’s Long Day

Joshua’s Long Day
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QUESTION: What are the astronomical facts demonstrating the validity of Joshua’s long day?

ANSWER: The battle against the five kings was at its height when Joshua issued his famous prayer. “Then spake Joshua to the Lord–-in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies––So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord harkened unto the voice of a man–-” (Joshua 10: 12-14) Without exception atheists, agnostics and sceptics have made all manner of fun of such a day as is described in the Book of Joshua. Theologians and church members have questioned the accuracy of the account. With few exceptions Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias either ignore it altogether or declare Joshua was mistaken, assuming the day seemed to have been lengthened because of the extensive marching and fighting on the part of the Israelites. The stock-in-trade argument against its occurrence is that if the earth, sun and moon remained in the positions as described by Joshua, the earth would have had to stop its spinning. This, we are told, would have been disastrous as the earth turns upon its axis at the rate of about 1000 miles per hour. To suddenly stop turning would bring chaos, not only because of the loss of gravity, but the earth itself would fly to pieces. There is no way of knowing exactly what would happen if the earth did stop spinning.

Flood of Noah

Flood of Noah
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THE HEBREW WORD FOR EARTH IS ERETZ. In many scriptures the word Eretz is speaking only about a little piece of land. Such as “Eretz” of Israel or Land of Israel.

In scripture the flood is being spoken of as covering all the Land/Earth/Eretz which surrounded the Adam race, which is one valley about 350 by 650 miles in size.

Description of the Event in the Bible

Gen. 7:19 “and all of the high hills that were under the whole heaven were covered.” (see bottom of this page)

Genesis 5:1 says “this is the book of the Genealogy of Adam”, not the book of the other two-legged upright walking creatures the bible shows. Long before Adam, the heavens and earth were completed Gen. 1:2, then it “became” desolate and darkness covered it is the accurate literal translation (see Greek and Hebrew dictionaries to verify). Ezekiel 31 says

The Assyrian Race is called “a Tree in the Garden of Eden” and the other trees were Envious. The trees are Races as we read in Leviticus 26:4, 20; Deuteronomy 28:40, 42; Judges 9:8-15; 1 Kings 4:33; 2 King 3:25; 1 Chronicles 16:33; Psalm 96:2; Isaiah 7:2; 10:18; 14:8; 55:12; 61:3; Ezekiel 17:24; 31; Hosea 2:12; Joel 1:12; Zechariah 1:8; 4:4-12; Matthew 3:10; 8:24; Luke 3:9; 21:29; Jude 11:12; Revelation 7:3; 11:4. Satan Ruled over these nations “before” he fell from heaven as it reads in Isaiah 14:12: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art(present tense) thou cut down to the ground, which didst(past tense) weaken the nations!”

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Cup of Wrath

Cup of Wrath
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IN STUDYING BIBLE PROPHECY, ONE MUST BECOME IMPRESSED BY THE EXTREME ACCURACY OF THE PROPHECIES. In a correct translation of the original language, we always find Yahweh says Exactly what He means. Often the significance of apparently quaint or peculiar expressions is not seen until the time for fulfilment approaches, then we see the great precision of expression. One of the prophecies, which has come to partial fulfilment, concerns the cup of wrath. Yahweh’s anger against wickedness is often spoken of as a cup from which the wicked must drink. For example Psalm 75:8 records:

“For the cup is in the hand of Yahweh, with foaming wine, thoroughly mixed and he pours it out to one and another. Surely all the wicked of the earth must drink and drain its dregs.” (Smith and Goodspeed Translation)

Beginning in the time of the prophet Jeremiah, Yahweh’s judgment on the nations began, in accordance with the principle that “Judgment must begin at the house of Yahweh.” (1 Peter 4:17)

Israel and Judah were already under captivity, but all the nations of the world were rank with wickedness, so worldwide judgment must come. Until the time of the end however, another principle was followed, there would not be a single, universal judgment, but one nation punishing another one at a time. The great prophet Jeremiah, recorded in Jeremiah 1:10, had been commissioned by Yahweh to root out, to pull down, to destroy and to throw down many nations. Now Jeremiah was commanded to begin his work.

Deceived By Their Leaders

Deceived By Their Leaders
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THE CHRISTIAN WORLD HAS BEEN DECEIVED BY THEIR LEADERS; the Judeo-Christian Clergy of Organized Religion. This study 5 will show beyond a shadow of a doubt to anyone who will accept a truth that is presented to them, even though it may go against everything they have been taught and believed all their lives. For no man or woman likes to learn they have been deceived, therefore, many will reject the truth of this presentation out of hand; but the truth is the truth and it will never change no matter how many deny it.

“Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.

Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.” (Jeremiah 14:13‑14)

God has told us in the Scriptures that His people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, and that they actually reject it when presented to them. (Hosea 4:6) The following is found in The Jewish Encyclopaedia:

“Chazars: A people of Turkish origin whose life and history are interwoven with the very beginnings of the history of the Jews of Russia. The kingdom of the Chazars was firmly established in most of South Russia long before the foundation of the Russian monarchy by the Varangians (855).

Jews have lived on the shores of the black and Caspian seas since the first centuries of the common era. Historical evidence points to the region of the Ural as the home of the Chazars.