CNN is also reporting that the lawsuit seeks to prevent Rev. Rick Warren and Rev. Joseph Lowery from delivering an invocation and a benediction at the ceremony.
The driving force behind this lawsuit is atheist activist Michael Newdow.
Newdow filed similar suits over inauguration ceremonies in 2001 and 2005 that were ultimately unsuccessful.
Those joining Newdow in this lawsuit include the American Humanist Association, the Freedom from Religion Foundation and other atheist groups from Minnesota, Washington and Florida.
The reality is that America has been rejecting God for a long time and has tried to eliminate every reference to God from public life.
If only America would change course and turn back to God.
If only America would put 2 Chronicles 7:14 into action.....
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
According to the World Christian Encyclopedia, there are approximately 1 billion Muslims, over 650 million Hindus, over 300 million Buddhists, over 200 million followers of Chinese folk religion, in addition to the world's 1.6 billion nominal Christians.
There are a LOT of people out there who are trapped in darkness, and a lot of people who need our help and prayers. Even though Christianity is the largest "religion" in the world (at 1.6 billion people), a lot of those people just call themselves "Christians" but never go to church and never pick up a Bible. For many people these days it is just a "cultural" thing.
The reality is that there are more people alive today than ever before. That also means there is more of an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people than ever before.
Eternity hangs in the balance for literally billions of people.
What an opportunity!
Let us pray for open doors!
As one very famous missionary once said.....
"Expect Great Things From God - Attempt Great Things For God"
A shocking new article by NewScientist has this attention getting headline - "Genetically modified humans: Here and more coming soon".
Among other things that article discusses is how a research team in the U.K. is actually experimenting with creating three parent embryos.
How would you like to have 3 parents?
This comes at a time when news is coming out that the U.K.'s first designer baby is being born.
Of course they make it sound really great. The mother was able to pick an embryo that is very unlikely to develop breast cancer. Who would be mean enough to be against that?
That is how they always introduce these things.
They make it sound like they are saving lives and preventing disease.
They make it sound wonderful.
But what about choosing embryos with blue eyes and blonde hair over other embryos?
Wouldn't choosing children who look more appealing give them a better chance for a happier life?
Consider the questions that are raised about this issue in the following video.....
But many scientists want to take all of this far beyond just picking out the "best" human genes.
It is now scientifically possible to take genes from plants and animals and to put them into humans.
Do you want a stronger human?
It can be done.
Do you want a human that can glow in the dark?
They have already done it with fish and cats.
One of the scariest things of all is that now amateurs are trying genetic engineering at home.
It is crazy but it is true.
Bio engineer wannabes are sitting around their kitchens and living rooms and are creating entirely new lifeforms in the name of science.
Does anyone realize how dangerous this all is?
Hopefully someone does.
Proponents of this "biotechnology" believe that we are guiding our own "evolution" and that we are creating a better world for the future.
But they are so, so wrong.
The reality is that we are creating a world of cross-species freakazoids that will soon run rampant throughout society. Once all of these mutant creatures start breeding with the general population there will never, ever be a chance to put the genie back inside the bottle.
When Prado first got to the house where the party was being held, an 8 year old girl opened the door.
He shot her in the face.
How sick is that?
Apparently after Prado had shot everyone he could he set the house on fire.
Now a ninth body has been pulled out of the charred wreckage.
All of the bodies that have been recovered have been burned beyond recognition and have not been identified.
One neighbor told the Associated Press that she witnessed one teenage boy running from the house screaming, "They shot my family."
Who in the world would do such a twisted thing as this?
Apparently Prado was having marital problems.
There are some reports that his wife was at the party, but this has not been confirmed.
So because your marriage goes bad, you dress up as Santa Claus, go to a Christmas party and shoot an 8 year old girl in the face and start gunning down everyone there, and then you set the place on fire and you ultimately shoot yourself?
That doesn't make sense to a normal person.
But times are far from normal.
The reality is that the United States has rejected the Lord God and when a nation does that, then things start falling apart everywhere.
In the absence of morality, events such as this "Santa Slayer" episode occur with increasing frequency.
The truth is that we now fit the description of how humanity will be in the last days that we find in 2 Timothy 3:1-4.....
"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God"
Posted below is an absolutely stunning video on the accelerating progression of technology and change in our modern society, researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Bronman.
Our world is changing more rapidly than it ever has in all of recorded history, and this short video does an amazing job of demonstrating that fact.
While you are watching this video, think about how not only is our technology changing so rapidly but also that the beliefs and morality of the people of the world are being changed more rapidly than ever before.
We were absolutely stunned by some of the incredible facts in this video.
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But it isn't a war on Christmas.
All of these people who are vandalizing nativity scenes or who are bringing lawsuits to keep the "baby Jesus" off of public property or who are buying anti-Christian ads on buses are not attacking Santa Claus, Christmas trees or the yearly orgy of overspending on Christmas gifts.
That is because it is not a war on "Christmas" at all.
It is a war on Christianity.
For example, a 6th-grader's teacher recently told him that Jesus could not be mentioned in a Christmas poem that he was writing for class.
The teacher did not object to anything else about the Christmas poem - only that Jesus was in it.
The teacher honestly believed that mentioning Jesus was not permitted in school.
This is the poem that caused all the problems: "The best Christmas ever is when everyone is there. It is when everyone is laughing here and there. That is the Christmas I want to share. Christmas is about Jesus’ birth. About peace on Earth. This is what Christmas is about. It is when He lay in a manger. And the three wise men come to see. That's what it means to me."
Another example is Amsterdam's "gay Christmas" that features the virgin Mary in drag.
Think about that again.
A "virgin Mary" who is actually a man dressed in drag.
The truth is that we are seeing a dramatic increase in those who seem to revel in mocking and desecrating the things of the Bible.
When people stick to Rudolph and Santa and pretty wreaths and bows nobody bothers them.
But when people start trying to bring Christ into Christmas it gets a lot of people really upset.
The truth is that the nations of the world are rejecting God and are rejecting His Son the Lord Jesus Christ and they totally want to eliminate everything godly out of public life.
Unfortunately, the persecution of Christians is only going to get worse.
In times such as these it will be important to keep the words of Jesus in John 15:18 in mind.....
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first."
USAToday is reporting on an almost unbelievable new survey that has found that 52 percent of American Christians believe that eternal life is not exclusively for those who accept Jesus Christ as their savior.
A different survey that was taken earlier this year by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life found that 57 percent of evangelical Christians in America believe that "many religions can lead to eternal life".
That shocking study revealed what many Christians have known for quite some time - apostasy among "evangelical Christians" is spreading, and it is spreading rapidly.
Evangelical Christians are supposedly those who follow the teachings of the Bible the closest. But this survey shows that even a majority of them do not even believe in the most fundamental precepts of the Christians faith.
For example, John 14:6 says the following:
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
If there was another way for our sins to be forgiven, then why did Jesus need to die on the cross? If there were other ways to salvation, then Jesus could have come down to earth, pointed out a bunch of other ways to get to heaven, and then could have gone back up to heaven without having to deal with the cross.
But the reality is that there was no other way for our sins to be paid for.
And yet these new surveys reveal that a majority of American Christians now believe that there are other ways to heaven.
The Pew survey also revealed that 45% of Americans as a whole say they seldom or never read their religion's holy books.
Perhaps if more Americans were reading the Bible then they would know what is truth and what is error. Instead, Americans have surrounded themselves with preachers and self-help coaches and ministers who tell them what they want to hear, who always make them feel comfortable and who never tell them about sin, holiness or the judgment of God.
The current situation in America reminds us of 2 Timothy 4:3.....
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
Many Americans are finding that they have to do unusual things that they may not want to do in order to have enough money in these times.
Yes, more Americans are selling their blood and selling their hair and are signing up to become human guinea pigs in science experiments.
But some Americans are even going beyond those extremes.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that more women than ever are applying to donate eggs or to serve as surrogate mothers for infertile couples.
What a young woman can expect to earn for being a surrogate mother is about $25,000.
Those women who become egg donors can expect to be paid about $3,000 to $8,000 according to the Wall Street Journal.
The economic downturn has other Americans switching to survival mode. Sales of storable food and guns has reached a fever pitch as some people are clearly preparing for the worst.
The current financial crisis is even forcing some wealthy Americans to pawn their designer belongings.
Even in Beverly Hills, wealthy Americans are pawning fine art, designer watches and diamond encrusted jewelry.
The reality is that when economic times get harder people start feeling more pressure.
So what will Americans do under pressure?
If a mob of shoppers trampled a Wal-Mart worker to death just to get some "good deals" on the morning after Thanksgiving, what will they do when they have no jobs and they start running out of food?
In 2 Timothy 3:1-5, the Scriptures tell us what people will be like in the last days, and the pictures is not pretty.....
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power.
Most Americans also do not realize that Yule is the name of a major pagan holiday that is celebrated today by thousands upon thousands of people around the world.
In fact, a major U.K. newspaper recently had this headline: Ancient Yule festivals lie behind much of our British Christmas.
Yule was celebrated by the pagans of northern Europe from late December to early January for centuries. When you offer "yuletide" greetings you are acknowledging this celebration. Yule logs were traditionally lit to honor the god "Thor". The holiday would continue until the Yule log burned out, which could take as many as twelve days. Thus this is where we get the "12 days of Christmas". Even an early form of Santa Claus can all be traced back to ancient Yule celebrations.
Another one of the pagan pre-Christian festivals was called Saturnalia.
Saturnalia was a holiday when the Romans commemorated the dedication of the temple of their god Saturn, which was on the 17th of December and the festival would last for a whole week until the 23rd of December.
Later on, the Romans also started holding a festival on December 25 called Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, which means "the birthday of the unconquered sun."
In the year 350 A.D., Pope Julius I declared that "Christ’s birth" would be celebrated on December 25th from then on.
Apparently his rationale was that he was trying to make it easier for pagan Romans to convert to Christianity.
But Jesus was not born on December 25th.
It would have been way too cold for shepherds to be out with their sheep at night during that time.
The truth is that is can be demonstrated that Jesus was most likely born during the Feast of Tabernacles.
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The Church of England is even coming out with Politically correct versions of Christmas carols in an effort not to offend people this holiday season.
Some of the words that have been censored out of traditional carols include "king", "son" and "virgin".
The famous carol "O Come All Ye Faithful" has also been changed. "O come let us adore Him" has been changed in one U.K. church to "O come in adoration", because it was feared that the original version was sexist.
But it isn't just the Church of England that is afraid of offending people this Christmas. One woman was actually told to take down the Christmas decorations around her home because they might be offending non-Christian neighbors.
What kind of world will it be when people can't put up decorations anymore? Whatever happened to freedom of expression?
Meanwhile, Anglicans are doing everything they can to include other religions in their holiday displays. Hindu snowmen and a Chinese dragon will be included in two different Christmas displays in an attempt to make Christmas more "inclusive" of other religions. The Hindu snowmen will be dressed in turbans and will have bindi dots on their foreheads.
Will Hindus and Muslims start including Jesus Christ in their holiday displays?
I certainly doubt it.
These stories remind us of what Jesus said in Mark 8:38.....
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels.But the truth is that December 25 was a pagan holiday long before the institutional church ever celebrated it as "Christmas". If you do not know about the origins of Christmas, the following video will definitely open your eyes:
The folks over at Newsweek magazine has certainly made their feelings known on this issue.
Many of us read Newsweek on a regular basis growing up. It has been one of the most cherished news weeklies for decades.
Well, Newsweek magazine has actually published a cover story entitled "Gay Marriage: Our Mutual Joy" that declares that the Bible not only condones but actually promotes gay marriage.
The lead in to the article says this:
"Opponents of gay marriage often cite Scripture. But what the Bible teaches about love argues for the other side."
It seems as though the debate over this issue has reached a boiling point.
Even the Roman Catholics are changing.
The head of the Vatican press office has announced that the Roman Catholic Church is against outlawing homosexual behavior, although it remains opposed to same sex marriages.
All of these events have caused us to reflect on this piece of Scripture:
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
-2 Timothy 4:3
Wasn't "sex education" supposed to prevent all that?
Wasn't passing out condoms supposed to teach our teens to be "safe and responsible"?
The truth is that if we don't teach our young people the Word of God then this is how they behave.
This is NOT how life was like 50 or 100 years ago.
America has changed and things are getting worse - not better.
America you need to wake up.
But perhaps the most shocking result from the survey of 2,000 young British women was that just 1 percent of them said that they would want to get married before having sex.
So that means 99 percent would prefer to have sex before they get married.
Apparently societal norms about sexuality have now been completely reversed.
This is just another indication that we are in the times that the Bible calls the last days. In 2 Timothy 3:1-4, the Scriptures describe what people will be like during those times:
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God
The truth is that the modern world has rejected God and His ways.
Perhaps these young women would have been better off choosing to keep themselves pure. The poll also revealed that 16 percent of the young women have already contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
There are reasons why God gives us the rules that He does.
But are we listening?
When asked if he believed that the Bible was literally true, President Bush responded this way:
"Probably not. No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it."
This interview will come as a disappointment to many evangelical Christians who rabidly supported Bush through two rocky terms as president.
The reality is that George W. Bush's religious beliefs are not compatible with evangelical Christianity.
For example, President George W. Bush has openly said many times that Christians, Muslims and all other religions pray to the same God. In stunning public statements, Bush has admitted that he prays to the God of Islam, that non-Christians and Muslims will go to heaven and that he has "nothing but praise" for Islam.
You don't believe this?
President Bush has been very open about these things.
Charles Gibson of ABC interviewed President George W. Bush and the topic of religion came up during the interview.....
CHARLES GIBSON:Do we all worship the same God, Christian and Muslim?
PRESIDENT BUSH:I think we do.
CHARLES GIBSON:Does ...
PRESIDENT BUSH:We have different routes of getting to the Almighty.
(Later in the interview.....)
CHARLES GIBSON:Do Christians and non-Christians and Muslims go to heaven in your mind?
PRESIDENT BUSH:Yes, they do. We have different routes of getting there.
But it wasn't just during the Charles Gibson interview that Bush declared himself to be a universalist.....
In a stunning interview with Al Arabiya television, Bush said, "I believe in an almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God."
During that same interview Bush also said, "I believe there is a universal God. I believe the God that the Muslim prays to is the same God that I pray to. After all, we all came from Abraham. I believe in that universality."
During one trip to Iraq, Bush reportedly made this statement: "I want you to convey this message to Mr. Sistani. Tell him that I pray to the same god he prays to... Tell Sistani I have nothing but praise for your religion."
Now does any of that sound "Christian" to you?
According to George W. Bush, Jesus must have been mistaken in John 14:6.....
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
The truth is that George W. Bush has always rejected even the most basic Christian beliefs.
Evangelical Christians were conned into thinking that Bush was "one of them" - the reality is that he isn't one of them and he never was.
If you are like most people, you would want to run away from society forever and never come back.
The truth is that ALL of us have done evil. We all have done disgusting and horrible things we would never want the world to know. We like to think of ourselves as "good", but all of us know that if our private thoughts, our private actions and our most wicked deeds were televised around the world it would expose us as we really are.
So no person, religious or otherwise, should ever look down on someone else.
Hopefully the readers of this blog don't think that we are sitting up on our high horse looking down on others.
As we document the increasing wickedness of America, the reality is that it is not because we have it all together either. The Scriptures say that ALL have sinned and that ALL need the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now, some people have kind of done the opposite and have made "do not judge" into a rule that says that nobody can ever say anything that anyone does is wrong.
But that is not what being judgmental means.
It is not being judgmental to say what the law is.
It IS being judgmental to determine if someone in particular is breaking that law.
For example, saying "do not commit adultery" is not being judgmental.
But sitting there and thinking that someone is cheating on their spouse when you don't know that for a fact is being judgmental.
Do you see the difference?
The reality is that we will all stand before God someday and He will judge us.
Since all of us have sinned, that puts us in a very bad position.
But the good news is that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins on the cross.
If we will invite Jesus into our lives, God will forgive our sins and will give us eternal life.
But if we refuse Christ's payment for our sin, then we will have to pay for our own sin.
Those who have received Christ and are saved don't have any reason to look down on others. We have simply reached out for a "life preserver" and we should be thankful for the amazing mercy of God.
Let us all tell the news of the great mercy of God to as many people as we can.
In the results of the new poll, 55 percent of Americans favor "civil unions" or "civil partnerships", while only 40 percent were in favor of them in 2004.
When asked about gay marriage, 39 percent of Americans supported full "marriage" rights for gay couples.
This is still not a majority, but it is significantly higher than the 33 percent figure that the poll reported for that question in 2004.
So, while gay marriage is still illegal in almost all areas of the United States, the reality is that the attitude of Americans is quickly shifting in favor of gay marriage.
Should we be surprised?
Well, the truth is that the media is overwhelmingly in favor of gay marriage. So is the education system. So is Hollywood.
Just think of the last time you saw a movie or a television show that portrayed gay marriage as a bad thing. You can't think of one, can you?
Can you think of any celebrities that are openly against gay marriage?
Can you think of any celebrities that are for gay marriage? Of course you can. Almost all of the most prominent celebrities are very openly in favor of gay marriage.
The reality is that the institutions of influence - the media, the education system and the entertainment industry are overwhelmingly in favor of gay marriage.
Every day these institutions reach millions upon millions of people, especially young people, with their message.
So America will continue to move in the direction of full acceptance of gay marriage.
If America continues to refuse to turn back to God then it is only a matter of time.
The article described how there are approximately half a million frozen embryos sitting around in storage in fertility clinics across the United States.
Half a million frozen babies.
Just sitting there.
According to USAToday, only about two-thirds of the "owners" of these embryos said they were ever likely to use them.
So what is going to happen to all of the leftover embryos?
According to the article, more than half of the "parents" of these embryos responding to a survey said that they were "very unlikely" to donate their "extra embryos" to another couple trying to have a baby.
What the survey did find was that the most popular option was donating the embryos for research.
How sick is that?
Just think about that.
There are already a half million frozen babies sitting around in clinics and that number is increasing all the time.
A huge portion of these embryos will never be used by the "parents", and the most popular option for "disposing" of these embryos appears to be donating them for "research".
The truth is that the United States has rejected the value of human life in a multitude of ways.
We have thrown God's ways to the side and we have embraced our own "wisdom" in the name of convenience.
It is time for America to wake up and to realize the tremendous sins against human life that are being committed all across the nation:
One atheist group has been permitted to post an anti-religion sign next to a Christian nativity scene and a "holiday tree" in a display in the state capitol of the state of Washington. A portion of the atheist message on the sign reads: "There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."
Who ever thought we would see a day when messages such as that become part of holiday displays?
Signs such as the one at the top of this article are becoming increasingly common throughout America.
The atheists in Kentucky have been busy too.
Kentucky atheists are suing to get God out of homeland security. Don't they have anything better to do this time of the year?
Apparently they are determined to make sure that God does not protect us.
Meanwhile, although the economy is getting worse, business is booming for psychics, astrologers and witches. With times getting tough, more Americans than ever are seeking supernatural help from sources other than God.
So are the major religious organizations fighting back?
Instead of fighting for truth, most of them seem to be in full retreat.
For example, Catholic bishops in the U.K. are actually calling for Muslim prayer rooms to be opened in all private Catholic schools.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Catholic bishops are actually requesting that Muslim prayer rooms be created in CATHOLIC schools.
What in the world?
Not only that, but Catholic bishops are apparently ordering priests in the U.K. to be more welcoming to gay worshippers.
Apparently someone in the Vatican wants to make sure that priests do not make any homosexuals in attendance feel uncomfortable.
Other religious organizations are a big mess as well.
For instance, the split in the Episcopal church is getting worse. It is a disgrace to see the Episcopal church fall apart in front of the whole world.
The truth is that wickedness is advancing on all fronts. Did you know that Barack Obama has selected the head of a well-known abortion activist group to be his White House communications director? Things like this happen so frequently now that they don't even get noticed.
Hopefully this last story will shock you all a bit. A New York City survey has revealed that almost ten percent of men who say they're straight have sex ONLY with other men. The survey also found that 10% of all married men reported same-sex sexual behavior during the past year.
10 percent of married men.
The world is changing my friends.
Newsweek is reporting the results of a new survey that reveal that 25 percent of American employees who have internet access visit porn websites while they are at work.
So if you are in an office with at least 3 coworkers, the odds are that one person is looking at porn while they are at work.
But should we be surprised?
The truth is that the United States is completely addicted to pornography.
Did you realize that.....
89% of porn is created in America?
$2.84 billion in revenue was generated from U.S. porn sites in 2006?
89 dollars is spent on porn every single second of the day?
260 new porn sites go online every day?
Porn revenue is larger than all of the COMBINED revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises in the United States?
A survey of "Promise Keeper" men revealed that 53% of them had viewed pornography in the last week?
The number of pornographic websites is over 4.2 million (12% of total websites), and that those websites get over 40 million visits per day?
25% of all search engine requests are related to porn?
More than 70% of men between the ages of 18 and 34 visit a pornographic site in a typical month?
For more absolutely stunning statistics about porn in America check this site out:
What do you think about America's fascination with porn? Feel free to leave us a comment with your opinion.
In a stunning memo, Catholic bishops are telling priests not to assume that every person attending their services is a heterosexual. This represents a fundamental change on the part of the Catholic organization.
Catholic priests are also being encouraged to put up posters advertising "support services" for homosexuals, and to do whatever they can to make them feel welcome.
English gay rights activist Peter Tatchell said the following about this memo:
"It's sympathetic, understanding message is a big improvement on the past homophobia of some Catholic pronouncements on homosexuality."
What do you all think about this change by the Catholics? Feel free to leave a comment below.
This was a very, very large poll. The Josephson Institute polled 29,760 students in 100 randomly selected high schools nationwide. So this survey represents a very large sampling of American teens.
The survey also revealed some other troubling findings:
*36 percent of the teens said that they used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment.
*42 percent of the teens said they sometimes lie to save money.
* But 93 percent of the teens said that they were satisfied with their personal ethics and character.
They must have pretty low standards.
But what do we expect?
One recent demographic study found that out of the 40 hours a week of free time the average American is said to have, a typical woman spends about 15 hours watching television and only a single hour on religion. That study also found that among men the time devoted to religion is even less.
So if that is how we approach our lives, should we expect more from our children?
Surely that must be a plot from some bizarre science fiction film, right?
It is actually happening, and you can read all about it right here:
Children are actually being recruited to spy on their parents and to correct them when they do things that are harmful to the environment.
What in the world is happening to us?
In what bizarre universe do the children become the authorities and the parents that ones that need to be spied upon?
It is not just the environment that western governments are recruiting children for, however.
The U.S. State Department has actually announced plans to promote "online youth groups" as a new and powerful way to fight crime, political oppression and terrorism.
In addition, the new White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, wrote a book called "The Plan" in 2006. On pages 60 to 65 of that book, Emanuel calls for universal conscription of 18-24 year olds for civilian service in order to prepare for a potential terrorist attack.
It certainly looks like government is developing increasingly ambitious plans for your children.
Are you ready for that?
If you have watched our YouTube videos in the past, it may surprise you that we have made a video about yoga.
But after we began researching this topic, we discovered that the truth about yoga is more shocking than we ever imagined it would be.
Well over 10 million Americans are now practicing some form of yoga, but the vast majority of these people have absolutely no idea what they are involving themselves in.
The truth is that you can't take yoga out of Hinduism and you can't take the Hinduism out of yoga.
For instance, did you know that "yoga" is literally a Sanskrit word that means to yoke with Brahman?
Did you know that many of the mantras that yoga instructors have their followers chant are actually the names of Hindu gods?
Did you know that many of the practices of yoga are specifically designed to call forth Hindu deities?
Did you know that a large percentage of people who get involved with yoga also get involved with Hinduism, New Age religion and the occult?
The truth is that yoga and Christianity are completely opposed to each other.
If you are a Christian that is involved with yoga then you really need to watch this video:
Now Planned Parenthood of Indiana is offering Christmas gift certificates that recipients can use to get an abortion.
It is hard to describe how sickening all of this is.
This is how Planned Parenthood of Indiana is describing their new "gift certificate" program:
"Looking for an unusual, yet practical gift this holiday season? Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN) is now offering gift certificates for services or the recipient's choice of birth control method."
Since 1973, well over 40 MILLION innocent babies have been chopped up and slaughtered in American abortion mills.
Now people can even give gift certificates to someone so that they can go have an abortion.
How far down the toilet has America gone as a society?
When are we going to wake up and realize that killing about a million babies a year in the United States is a horror that threatens our national survival?
Many changes in our world have kind of snuck up on us. For example, even our food is being radically messed with.
Are you going to have turkey for Thanksgiving? Science has supersized your turkey dinner and you don't even realize it. The truth is that turkeys are now well over twice as large as they were in the 1930s.
We have created freaks of nature, but with "advances" in genetic engineering we are starting to radically change ALL of our foods. Very little is still "natural" anymore, and soon even the little bit that is still "organic" will be gone.
Soon gone will be our freedoms as well if we are not vigilant to protect them.
The U.S. State Department has actually announced plans to promote "online youth groups" as a new and powerful way to fight crime, political oppression and terrorism.
So what does that mean?
It means creating little brigades of "youth spies" that can tattle on their parents and their neighbors.
Doesn't that sound wonderful?
And the authorities are fighting against Christian principles almost everywhere we look now:
*A Miami judge has ruled against the Florida gay adoption ban calling it unconstitutional.
*A Christian police officer in the United Kingdom has been fired for witnessing to gay coworkers.
*Schoolgirls as young as 14 in the United Kingdom will be taught in school about their "right" to choose an abortion.
The reality is that we have never seen times like these in our lifetimes.
The world is changing.
But at least we have one day to stuff ourselves with genetically modified turkeys and not think about it.
America is not the country that most of us grew up in. It has completely changed.
The video below is shocking. But this is America now.
Imagine being surrounded and assaulted by a raging, screaming group of hundreds of people who absolutely hate you:
The world seems to literally be getting crazier by the day.
So what are Christian leaders up to?
Well, one of them has made a shocking pronouncement on his blog.
One of the top leaders in the "emerging church" movement has written that "gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer" lifestyles are compatible with the Christian faith and should have the blessing of the church.
It appears that the "emerging church" is becoming more liberal by the day.
But what about those Christians who ARE trying to do the right thing?
Well, it seems as though roadblocks are being put in their way at every turn.
In a crazy development, New York City officials have ordered 22 New York churches to STOP providing beds to homeless people.
Can you imagine that?
New York City is telling churches that they cannot help the homeless.
What is happening to America?
Our research has uncovered some shocking truths about Christmas, and we are incredibly excited to announce the release of our brand new YouTube video entitled: "Proof That Jesus Christ Was NOT Born On December 25th". The video is embedded at the end of this post, and we hope that you will watch it and let us know what you think about it.
This new YouTube video explores the following questions among others:
-Would it have been way too cold for the shepherds to be out with their flocks at night in late December?
-Can we prove from the Scriptures that Jesus was NOT born in the winter?
-Do the Scriptures give us information about when Jesus actually was born?
-Was there a real, historical reason why the inns were full when Mary and Joseph were looking for a place to stay?
-Is there a holiday that was instituted by God over a thousand years before Jesus was born that prophetically foreshadowed the circumstances of His birth?
-Does the God of the universe cause His most important events to fall during the holidays that He instituted in the Scriptures?
What you have never been taught about the birth of Jesus may shock you.
You are not going to hear these things in the vast majority of Christian churches.
Watch the video below with an open mind - perhaps it is time for all of us to learn the truth about Christmas.
So, you may ask, why do Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25th?
The truth is that there was a late December pagan holiday that was celebrated for centuries before Jesus was ever born, and many of the "Christmas traditions" of today can be directly traced to pagan religious practices of centuries past.
The Roman Catholics decided to "christianize" that pagan holiday starting in 336 A.D. and turn it into a celebration of the birth of Christ.
You can find out much more by watching our other video on this topic entitled "The Christmas Conspiracy: The Pagan Origins Of Christmas". We hope that you will get a chance to watch that one as well.
Our newly released YouTube video that shows that Jesus was NOT born on December 25th is posted below.....
The study surveyed 1,260 individuals who were either married or living together. What the study found was that in 43% of all couples, women make more decisions in the four areas Pew surveyed: planning weekend activities, household finances, major home purchases and TV watching.
26% of the time men make more of the decisions, the survey revealed, and 31% of the time the decisions are made "equally".
So should we be surprised? Can we all not see that the women wears the pants in most families now?
For example, one respondent to the USAToday article on this survey wrote this:
"I am a manager at work, and wouldn't have it any other way. But when I get home, I'd much rather chill out and let the wife make the calls."
The truth is that we have trained a generation of American men to be immature, subservient, submissive wimps who are very hesitant to take responsibility or leadership.
Just watch just about any sitcom or any commercial or any movie with these issues in mind. Watch who the dominant or responsible partner in any couple is. Once you know to look for it you will see it everywhere.
This is not how a society should work.
The Bible teaches that men should be strong, powerful, sacrifical servant-leaders as we see in Ephesians 5:25:
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
The truth is that men need to be so strong for their wives and children that they need to be ready to die for their families if it comes down to that.
Wow, how far we are from that ideal today.
Did you know that she actually quotes Bible verses in support of her false religion?
As millions of Christians sit in churches each Sunday morning, they are sitting there with a whole lot of confusion in their heads.
Some churches are teaching the truth about the foundations of the Christian faith, but the majority of churches are not. But what makes things worse is the hours upon hours of television these Christians are absorbing each week where they hear negative messages about the traditional Christian faith from celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey claims that the New Age principles she is teaching do not contradict Christianity while at the same time she viciously attacks the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith and publicly rips them to pieces:
Now eHarmony is the one making headlines.
eHarmony has formally agreed to provide same-sex matches as part of a lawsuit settlement. Previously, people seeking same sex matches were not able to do so using eHarmony, because eHarmony only arranged matches between men and women.
There is another, related, development on the legal front.
California's Supreme court has agreed to hear several legal challenges to the state's new ban on same-sex marriage.
So the battle over gay marriage in the state of California is far from over. If these legal challenges don't achieve the result gay activists desire, then it is likely that Californians will be faced with this issue again on the 2010 ballot.
But it has happened in America.
WorldNetDaily is reporting on a vicious attack at a Christian church in Lansing, Michigan on a recent Sunday. Church members were absolutely horrified when members of a pro-homosexual organization interrupted their service "to fling propaganda and condoms around the sanctuary, drape a profane banner from the balcony and feature two lesbians making out at the pulpit."
The picture at the top of the article is from the organization that carried out this attack.
This is just another example of the incredible increase in Christian persecution that we have seen this year, especially since the election:
More than 10,000 teenage girls and young women took part in an anonymous survey over the summer on the website of "The Tyra Banks Show", and the results are absolutely shocking:
*On average, girls are losing their virginity at 15 years of age.
*14 percent of teens who are having sex say they’re doing it at school.
*52 percent of the respondents say they do not use protection when having sex.
*One in three says she fears having a sexually transmitted disease.
*24 percent of respondents with STDs say they still have unprotected sex.
*One in five girls says she wants to be a teen mom.
*One out of three respondents admits to having tried drugs.
Tyra Banks also told the "Today Show" that teen girls appear to be more sexually active than ever before.
One 16 year old girl that was interviewed on Tyra's show says that she had sex for the first time at 13 years of age. Since then, she says that she has had 9 sex partners and has contracted several sexually transmitted diseases, including genital herpes.
Is this any way for our teens to live?
Why do we insist on not teaching them to avoid these behaviors?
The truth is that our society has rejected God and His ways, so this is what we get.
We teach our children that they came from animals and that they can have sex whenever they want. We just suggest that they use a little "protection" (which actually is not much protection at all).
We have failed our teens.
The results speak for themselves.
The reality is that we are living in the last days, and our society is full of proud, wicked people who love to sin just like the Scriptures tell us:
2 Timothy 3:1-5
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
The passage of Proposition 8 in California has unleashed the fury of the gay community. Unprecedented threats of harrassment and violence against Christians are being reported that are simply jaw dropping.
At one Mormon temple in L.A., dozens of protesters waved signs, confronted police and yelled slogans such as "Bigots!" and "Shame on you!" at people coming in and out.
WorldNetDaily even reported that protesters parked an SUV painted with hate messages in front of a Mormon family's house.
But some of the worst threats of all are coming from the blogs of gay activists.
Canada Free Press has documented some of the horrible threats that have come from the gay community. Check out what some of these bloggers are saying:
"I have never considered being a violent radical extremist for our Equal Rights, But now I think maybe I should consider becoming one."
"Can someone in CA please go burn down the Mormon temples there, PLEASE. I mean seriously. DO IT."
"I’m going to give them something to be f – ing scared of. … I’m a radical who is now on a mission to make them all pay for what they’ve done."
"Burn their f–ing churches to the ground, and then tax the charred timbers."
"I hope the No on 8 people have a long list and long knives."
"I swear, I’d murder people with my bare hands this morning."
"Trust me. I’ve got a big list of names of mormons and catholics that were big supporters of Prop 8. … As far as mormons and catholics ... I warn them to watch their backs."
This is truly scary. You can read more about these threats here:
The video below gives some true insight into the mood of these protesters. In particular, pay attention to the one part of the video where the protesters actually start stomping on a cross:
But it is unfair to single out the U.K. - children in the U.S. are behaving increasingly worse as well.
So why is this happening? Well, surely there are a myriad of reasons, but if we stopped teaching these kids that they evolved from animals and that they are animals, then maybe they would stop behaving like animals.
For decades there has been a gigantic debate in American society over whether "creation" (or "intelligent design") should be taught alongside the theory of evolution in American schools.
But should there even be a debate? What does the scientific evidence say?
After all, shouldn't the actual science be more important than what people would like to believe?
Shouldn't logic, reason and hard facts trump any personal agenda that anyone is trying to push?
So let's look at what the science actually shows us.....
"I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it's been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has."
-Malcolm Muggeridge (world famous journalist and philosopher), Pascal Lectures, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
The following are three key points which clearly show that creation science clearly fits the scientific evidence better than Darwinian evolution:
1) If evolution was true, we should have millions upon millions of transitional fossils.
But the reality that we find in the fossil record is this:
"I fully agree with your comments on the lack of direct illustration of evolutionary transitions in my book. If I knew of any, fossil or living, I would certainly have included them. You suggest that an artist should be used to visualise such transformations, but where would he get the information from? I could not, honestly, provide it, and if I were to leave it to artistic license, would that not mislead the reader?"
-Dr. Colin Patterson, senior paleontologist at the British Museum of Natural History (and a hardcore evolutionist), in a letter to Luther Sunderland, April 10, 1979.
In response to this point, Darwinists will usually trot out the same handful of incredibly weak, totally laughable examples of "transitional forms" that have been debunked and discredited time after time (for example Archaeopteryx):
However, the truth is that if Darwinian evolution was true there would be millions upon millions of very clear transitional fossils in the fossil record.
But their "theory" has a huge problem.
The fossils are simply not there.
"Lastly, looking not to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking closely together all the species of the same group, must assuredly have existed. But, as by this theory, innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them embedded in countless numbers in the crust of the earth?"
"In fact, the fossil record does not convincingly document a single transition from one species to another."
-Evolutionist Stephen M. Stanley, Johns Hopkins University
So, what the science actually reveals is that the "missing links" have always been missing and they always will be missing because they were never there.
2) If evolution was true, then we should see an "evolutionary tree" in the fossil record, with complex life developing very slowly from earlier, less complex forms. Instead, what we do see is the sudden, instant appearance of complex life in the fossil record (evolutionists refer to this as the Cambrian explosion):
The truth is that complex life first appeared on the earth in a very sudden, explosive manner.
"The earliest and most primitive members of every order already have the basic ordinal characters, and in no case is an approximately continuous series from one order to another known. In most cases the break is so sharp and the gap so large that the origin of the order is speculative and much disputed"
-Paleontologist George Gaylord
The reality is that complex life appears in the fossil record fully formed and fully functional.
There is no denying it.
There is no getting around it.
Now which worldview does the sudden appearance of fully formed, fully functional complex life in the fossil record support?
Creation science of course.
3) In addition, evolutionists are at a complete and total loss for how to explain the creation of new information that is required for one animal to turn into another animal.
As one creation scientist explained:
"The key issue is the type of change required — to change microbes into men requires changes that increase the genetic information content, from over half a million DNA ‘letters’ of even the ‘simplest’ self-reproducing organism to three billion ‘letters’ (stored in each human cell nucleus)."
Evolutionists cannot show us a single example of functional new information being added to any creature.
Evolutionist Stephen J. Gould, Harvard:
"Every paleontologist knows that most species don't change. That's bothersome....brings terrible distress. ....They may get a little bigger or bumpier but they remain the same species and that's not due to imperfection and gaps but stasis. And yet this remarkable stasis has generally been ignored as no data. If they don't change, its not evolution so you don't talk about it." Lecture at Hobart & William Smith College, 14/2/1980.
Christians, when you are in a debate with a Darwinist, the following is an outstanding question to ask of them:
"Do you have enough blind faith to believe that life just popped into existence from nonlife, and that such life just happened to have the ability to take in the nourishment it needed, to expel waste, and to reproduce itself, all the while having everything it needed to survive in the environment in which it suddenly found itself?"
Here are three questions which I would love to hear evolutionists try to answer:
1) Which evolved first: the mouth, the stomach, the digestive fluids, or the ability to poop?
2) Which evolved first: the windpipe, the lungs, or the ability of the body to use oxygen?
3) Which evolved first: the bones, ligaments, tendons, blood supply, or the muscles to move the bones?
Conceivably, you could continue this exercise forever. The reality is that the body has a huge variety of incredibly complex systems which completely rely on other incredibly complex systems that cannot function on their own. Evolutionists just tend to completely ignore this bit of common sense.
In addition, we have a standing challenge for any evolutionists, skeptics or atheists to go and try to debunk these videos:
If you can actually debunk those videos then you are better than any evolutionist we have ever met.
"Evolutionism is a fairy tale for grown-ups. This theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. It is useless."
-Professor Louis Bounoure, past president of the Biological Society of Strassbourg, Director of the Strassbourg Zoological Museum, Director of Research at the French National Center of Scientific Research.
So do you still believe in the theory of evolution? Do you actually still believe that the science backs it up? Feel free to post your response to this article in the comments section.
A recent gallup poll found that a record-high 35% of Americans say they will spend less on Christmas gifts in 2008 compared with what they spent in 2007.
The same poll found that only 9% of Americans plan to spend more.
An unscientific CNN poll on November 11, 2008, found that a whopping 45% of Americans said they would not be doing any Christmas shopping this year. With all of the job losses, home foreclosures and credit card defaults, it is not a surprise that Americans do not have much money for Christmas this year.
Should it surprise us that more Americans than ever are rejecting big Christmas spending? After all, the new president of the United States, Barack Obama, does not give Christmas presents to his children.
With record numbers of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Jews living in the United States now, a smaller percentage of Americans are celebrating Christmas than ever before. Alternative celebrations such as Kwanzaa are becoming increasingly popular.
Those who are not religious at all are either attacking the holiday or are trying to incorporate a "non-religious" version of Christmas into their lives.
One enterprising greeting card company has actually unveiled "atheist Christmas cards" for the 2008 holiday season.
Others are not afraid to make a full frontal assault on Christmas. Controversial new ads that state, "Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake" will be appearing on Washington D.C. buses through the end of December. These provocative advertisements are being paid for by the American Humanist Association, and they are spending forty thousand dollars to get their point across.
Some religious groups seemed determined to do their very best to keep fighting for Christmas. Several Christian groups have launched a campaign to boycott retailers who ban "Christmas" references from their holiday advertising.
However, other Christian groups are rejecting Christmas for spiritual reasons. The word "Christmas" is actually not in the Bible, they point out, and Jesus was not born on December 25th.
These Christian groups argue that December 25th was celebrated as a pagan religious holiday long before Jesus ever came to earth, and therefore the celebration of December 25th along with all of the pagan traditions and rituals that have come down to us need to be rejected as well:
The following are five stories that are particularly noteworthy:
#1) The Shocking Facts About Christian Persecution Around The World
What you don't know may surprise you. Christianity is the most persecuted religion on earth.
#2) The Legacy Of Debt That Threatens To Destroy America
The American economy is NOT all powerful. Our financial mismanagement is now beginning to catch up with us in a BIG way.
#3) Obama Please Ban America's Depleted Uranium Weapons
Do you know what depleted uranium is? If not, then you NEED to know, especially if you have a loved one in the military.
#4) Rahm Emanuel: Compulsory Service For All Americans 18 - 25
There are some things about Obama's new chief of staff that people need to know.
#5) How To Get Your Grown Children To Come Home For Thanksgiving
Ending on a funny note - this is a humorous story that reminds us all of a simpler time in America.
"We don’t want atheists to be left alone in their convictions over the holidays," stated Roy Speckhardt, the American Humanist Association’s executive director, who announced the new ad campaign at the National Press Club on Tuesday.
Speckhardt also add this: "Morality doesn’t come from religion. It’s a set of values based on empathy, fairness, and experience – and these all happen to be the essence of the humanist worldview."
This ad campaign is just another example of the recent trend for atheist and humanist groups to be more "in your face" with their message.
"We are trying to reach our audience, and sometimes in order to reach an audience, everybody has to hear you," explained Fred Edwords, another spokesman for the American Humanist Association. "Our reason for doing it during the holidays is there are an awful lot of agnostics, atheists and other types of non-theists who feel a little alone during the holidays because of its association with traditional religion."
But this idea is not exactly original.
Just last month, the British Humanist Association made worldwide headlines by announcing a similar campaign on London buses that proclaimed this message:
"There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."
You have got to see this absolutely shocking footage:
A new advertising campaign that proclaims "abortion changes you" has now been seen by hundreds of thousands of New York subway riders during the past month. It is great to see someone getting the truth out.
Genetically Engineered Animals In Our Food Chain?
The FDA is preparing to approve the introduction of genetically engineered animals into the food chain. Who wants to volunteer to eat that?
Ready To Rule?
An Obama spokesperson has announced that Obama is "ready to rule" on day 1 of his term.
Olmert Won't Quit Promoting The Division Of Jerusalem
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is once again declaring that Israel must give up parts of Jerusalem. Does he have any idea how stupid that would be?