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One of the methods being carried out around the globe by opponents of the Israeli military occupation of Palestine is the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS).  What are the similarities and dissimilarities between the BDS movements in South Africa and Israel?  Did the apartheid regime in South Africa fall due to BDS or was it the result of a more powerful force?  Who are the "soft" Zionists?  So, what's the big deal with adding the phrase "occupied in June 1967" to the BDS Israel, mission statement?  And, there's more.  Don't miss this fascinating podcast with Chuck Carlson, Craig Hanson, Tom Compton and Travis Steele.
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Acts 19: 8-22 (Part 38)

Our journey through acts stops in Ephesus where it's Paul versus Judean exorcists.  Once again, Mark Horton brings out some fascinating history and analysis.

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The ICJS (Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies) has published an 8 part statement, "Dabru Emet [Speak Truth] - A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity,"  that was formulated by four Jewish scholars.  We critically analyze these 8 points, starting with "1. Jews and Christians worship the same God."  The Executive Director of ICJS is Presbyterian minister, Dr. Christopher M. Leighton, who attacked the Presbyterian Church USA for publishingZionism Unsettled, a study guide on the Israel/Palestine conflict (for background, go to our podcasts:  "Presbyterians Attacked For Publishing 'Zionism Unsettled,' Others Applaud," and "Defaming And Defending Presbyterians").
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Mark Horton, our study leader, makes this lesson about Appolos, a Judean, who taught correctly before his conversion with only his knowledge of the baptism of John, fascinating.
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Selling Perpetual War

The United States and Great Britain, to a lesser extent, have war based economies.  John Pilger's compelling documentary, The War You Don't See, shows how government propaganda, disseminated through the main stream media, using embedded journalists, molds public support for these wars.  In addition to analyzing the Afghan and Iraqi Wars, John Pilger looks at the Israeli attack on the Gaza aid ships in May, 2010 and shows the propaganda used to make it look like Israel was the victim, even though the IDF killed 9 civilians in a brutal attack, in international waters, on the aid ships.  This is a must see documentary to look inside the Warmakers' wars to better understand the conditioning process that gets American to fervently support our serial wars.

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It's easy to tell who is the current, world's most popular, bad actor and rogue country.  Here in the US, just listen to one of the talking heads on the lame stream media or listen to tough talk by President Obama that President Putin of Russia is the culprit in what's going on in the Ukraine; just look what Putin did in Crimea.  In this podcast we peel back the onion to find out what's going on in the Ukraine, behind the scenes with the US duplicity.
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We couldn't resist adding this piece of serious satire developed from a clip to promote the 20014 AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Policy Conference in Washington, DC where politicians with different stripes go to swear their allegiance to Israel . If truth in advertising laws were enforced, this revised promo would pass muster.  Christian Zionists, like John Hagee, worship at the feet of AIPAC.
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While rummaging through the cellar at WHTT, we happened upon some Serious Non-Sequitur Satire written after the housing bubble in 2008.  Is the next US crisis going to be due to a student loan bubble? If you are fuzzy over the logic of government financial recovery programs, this piece will help clear the air of flying debris.  And, be sure to duck when getting off the elevator.
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The release of the congregational study guide, Zionism Unsettled by the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s Israel/Palestine Mission Network has resulted in some interesting attacks on the PCUSA by Presbyterian ministers and defense by a Jewish rabbi and a different Presbyterian minister.  We discuss these developments in our podcast.  For background see our podcast, "Presbyterian Church Attacked For Publishing 'Zionism Unsettled,' Others Applaud."
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Here's a piece of ancient satire we just uncovered that makes as much sense today as the US government's ongoing economy, jump starting plans.  It was written by our resident, unpaid satirist who has subsequently been laid off since we didn't have the funds to keep him on staff.   It was written in 2009 after the deadly attack on Gaza where over 1300 innocent civilians were killed by Israel in their "Operation Cast Lead" (our two podcasts that talk about this are:  "Operation Cast Lead Is "Zionese" For Killing People" & "Operation Cast Lead: Israelis Remember The Brutality of The IDF").  If you missed our first U-DA-MAN recovery plan you can still see it here.
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The "Turning" from Christian Zionism is coming ever, so slowly from the ranks of mainline Christian churches.  Recently, the Presbyterian Church (USA) released a congregational study guide, "Zionism Unsettled" about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The PCUSA is being attacked by Zionist organizations and Christian Zionists.  We discuss these new developments, including a very encouraging event at a United Methodist Church attended by Chuck Carlson.
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Acts 18: 1-21 (Part 36)

Paul travels to Corinth where the ruler of the synagogue becomes a follower of Jesus Christ and the reaction by the Israelites turns bitter.
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Another Federal Reserve Chairman has been put in place and the question begs, who really calls the shots at the Fed?  This is a fascinating look behind the scenes that was even obvious to a sixteen year old high school student almost 30 years ago but escapes 95% of Americans, including economists.  
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Acts 17: 22-34 (Part 35)

Paul addresses Athenians about their altar to the "Unknown God."  Mark Horton provides some interesting historical incites in this weeks study.
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Millions of Americans have been conditioned by their government, media and even church leaders to mistrust and despise Iran and Iranians. We are proud of the award given to our film, Christian Zionism:  The Tragedy & The Turning, Part 1 at the Ammar Popular Film Festival in Tehran, Iran in January, 2014. This podcast is about the reaction of a person who watched the whole video, threw it in the trash after watching it, and sent us an email to set us straight about our "extreme" and "vituperative" film. We think you'll find this interchange eyeopening, and, very curious, indeed!
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Acts 17: 5-21 (Part 34)

Angry and jealous Judeans in Thessalonica strike out against followers of Jesus Christ.
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Mark Horton discusses the miraculous release of Paul & Silas from the Philippi jail and the conversion of the jailer, a gentile.  Don't miss the interesting questions and discussions.
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Mark Glenn of theuglytruth.wordpress.com and Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths were guest speakers at the recent Muslim Students Association's annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.  Mark's topic was "The Messiah From the View of Other Faiths:  Christian, Judaism, etc."  Chuck discussed the bitter fruits of Christian Zionism and showed our award winning documentary, Christian Zionism:  The Tragedy & The Turning, Part 1.  Listen to this podcast and find out why Muslims would invite Christians to their conference.
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Acts 16: 9-24 (Part 32)

Paul receives a divine call to Philippi in Macedonia where he has a most interesting healing encounter.  Mark Horton always provides very interesting background information in his lessons.
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Back in 2001 We Hold These Truths was encountering the beliefs of Judeo-Christians who had an undying love affair with the State of Israel and had all the Bible verses to back it up, or so they thought.  Today we call them Christian Zionists.  We review and discuss in this podcast an email exchange between Chuck Carlson and a Judeo-Christian, Sherry in 2001.  The interchanges resulted in a ground breaking series, "Sherry's War" written by Chuck Carlson.


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Without the widespread distribution of the Scofield Reference Bible in evangelical Christian seminaries for over a hundred years, Christian Zionism would be a small sect of Christianity hardly noticed today.  Instead, 40 to 70 million American Christians are influenced by what can be termed "Judeo-Christianity" or "Christian Zionism."  We take another look at C.I. Scofield in this program.
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After over 11 years conducting vigils in front of Christian Zionist churches and events, we've encountered a variety of responses from our audience.  Chuck Carlson recently entered into a conversation with a Christian Zionist who wrote to challenge us.  This podcast will help anyone interested in what makes a Christian Zionist tick, understand their logic and religious dogma.  It's fascinating. 
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In this lesson, Mark Horton explains how the reformation of Israel is not a repeat of the Old Testament, carnal, nationalistic kingdom but a transformation to a new, universal, spiritual kingdom.
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Acts 15: 22-35 (Part 30)

Paul and Barnabas deliver a letter from Christ followers in Jerusalem to gentile believers in Antioch. 

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We Hold These Truths has conducted over 100 vigils in the past 12 years around the country.  Most of these events go unnoticed by the media but they are remembered by church goers.  Before the 2003 Gulf War started, our vigil at a large Christian Zionist church in Tempe, AZ was newsworthy.  This short video contains news reports aired January, 19, 2003 on three Phoenix TV stations.
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Hosting two CUFI (Christians United For Israel) events in June, and then in August must be some kind of record for a Christian Zionist church.  WHTT recently conducted our second vigil at Trinity Life Center (TLC) in Sacramento, CA.  Team member, Craig Hansen, ventured in to the event and has another fascinating report.
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We discuss a thought provoking article by activist and author, David Swanson about the delay of a US war on  Syria, maybe even stopping it.  Maybe, it's time for a small celebration but only for a short while, as the US is still addicted to war.
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Acts 15: 13-21 (Part 29)

In this lesson Mark Horton takes a deeper look into the rich symbolism tied up in the recreation of the tabernacle of David before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.

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That the U.S. economy is a war-based economy should be a universal, obvious truth but it isn't to the vast majority of Americans.  Our documentary, Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part 1 (the entire 32 minute can now be viewed for free), starts out with the claim that U.S. has a war based economy supported by millions of Christian Zionists.  Maybe, this explains the big push to start another war, this time in Syria.
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Acts 15: 6-21 (Part 28)

Peter preaches salvation through grace.

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Would Jesus bomb Syria so that the United States doesn't have to do so?  Isn't it time that our churches started praying that the US doesn't send our troops abroad to enforce its interests and expand its empire.
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Acts 15: 1-5 (Part 27)

Our study leader, Mark Horton, gives a compelling argument about the debate in Jerusalem between Judean followers of Christ and Barnabas.  Listen and find out what both sides agreed on.
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Acts 14: 1-28 (Part 26)

In Iconium, Paul & Barnabas , given signs and wonders by God, bring many to salvation at the local synagogue where the unconvinced want to stone them to death.

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The Huffington Post published an article by a Utah pastor who exposed the  prosperity gospel, teachings of TV preachers Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer.  These false teachers may be deceiving their flocks and enriching themselves, but what about the Christian pastors who are silent about another, proposed US installment of another "just war"...this time in Syria?
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The United States was manipulated into World War I that claimed the lives of over 100,000 American soldiers.  Charles Carlson discusses the revelation by Samuel Landman, Solicitor & Secretary to the Zionist Organization, and confirmed by James Malcolm, a British civil servant during WWI, that Zionists lured the US into the war to obtain a British concession to turn over Palestine to the Zionists.  This story is the intriguing behind the scenes story of the Balfour Agreement.
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WHTT will be heading back to Sacramento to conduct another vigil in front of a Christian Zionist church conducting a Christians United For Israel "Night To Honor Israel" event.  Not only do we want to challenge to the people attending the event but we will be letting Christian leaders in California know what we are doing by sending our letter to the pastor explaining why we are conducting the vigil.  In this podcast we discuss the letter and call for our listeners to action.  After hearing this be sure to start your own campaign my sending out the letter to Christian leaders in your area. 
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Acts 13: 38-52 (Part 25)

Our study leader, Mark Horton, finishes analyzing the address by the apostle Paul at the synagogue in Antioch.  Don't miss Mark's very interesting history lesson on synagogues of Paul's time and and their in the role of the early Christian church. 
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Millions of American Christians are in bondage to the Christian Zionist belief that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy.  They are, also, oblivious to the mistreatment of Christian and Muslim Palestinians by the State of Israel.  WHTT has been challenging Christian Zionist churches for over 10 years.  This 10 minute program brings our efforts into focus.
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WHTT has been challenging Christian Zionism for over ten years.  Chuck Carlson says it's time to enlist the members of mainline Christian churches whose leaders are starting to expose the un-Christ-like nature of Christian Zionism.
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At an upcoming Christians United For Israel event in Sacramento, CA neo-con talk show host, Dennis Prager will be the featured speaker.  In this program we discuss an article by Dennis Prager that equates "Anti-Zionism" to "Anti-Semitism."
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Acts 13: 26-38 (Part 24)

In this Bible study Mark Horton takes time to discuss how the book of Acts fits in the theme of the entire Bible and the eternal purpose of God.  Don't miss this eye opening study.

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In addition to reviewing WHTT vigils in this program, we discuss an example of "The Turning" away from the influence of Christian Zionism, as exemplified by prominent Christian pastor, Chuck Baldwin, who ran for President in 2008.  Pastor Baldwin has done a 180 degree turn around from his position in 2002.
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John Hagee and Christians United For Israel used to ignore WHTT vigils in front of their events.  Now, they are engaging us.  At a recent vigil in Sacramento, both a pastor from the church and a CUFI staff member came out to do "battle" with us.  The analysis of those dialogs with Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson provide an eye opening view into the theology of Christian Zionism.
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At a recent vigil in the Bay Area at a Christians United For Israel (CUFI) event our intrepid vigil leader, Craig Hanson, went inside to witness the event and reports on the attack made on WHTT using the worn out and baseless "anti-semitism" smear tactic.  Never mind the facts!  We also review actions by Jewish Voice for Peace activists in Colorado to support a resolution to make Boulder, CO a sister city with Nablus in the West Bank of Palestine.  Zionists forces applied pressure to defeat the measure but WHTT  friend, Bob Prince of the Front Range Jewish Voice for Peace says the Zionists are losing ground.
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Mainline Christians are beginning to realize that “Christian Zionism” is a misnomer, a sort of faith based oxymoron, an impossibility to those who follow Christ. As of yet, we do not know of a denomination that has declared the Zionist leaning church down the street to be an open mission field, but they should. If “Christian Zionism” cannot be said to be a denomination, an offshoot, branch, or subset, it must then be about world politics, a radical departure from following Christ that is better described as “Israel following.”

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Acts 13: 13 - 37 (Part 23)

Paul preaches to the synagogue of Antioch that Jesus is the extension of David's lineage that was fulfilled after the resurrection of Jesus.

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Barnabas and Saul are sent out from Antioch to preach by the Holy Spirit.  Don't miss the very interesting discussion on the Holy Spirit that our study leader, Mark Horton, reveals.

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Almost half of the states in the US have approved the purchasing of Israeli securities that ultimately allows Israel to keep their war machine.  In this podcast we talk about two efforts to challenge the Israeli lobby.  First we go to Texas where a group of Texans challenged the Texas-Israel Day held in Austin, Texas.  Then we go to Colorado and discuss Chuck Carlson's letter to the governor of Colorado about the recent legislation passed allowing the purchase of Israeli bonds by the state.  Chuck discusses the hidden financial dangers for investors when buying Israeli securities.

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Acts 12: 1 - 24 (Part 21)

The body of Christ continue to grow after Peter is divinely released from prison.  Our study guide, Mark Horton, has some interesting questions posed in this session that he answers with clarity.

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Thanks to WHTT's newest vigil veteran, Craig Hanson, a former Christian Zionist, we have a very clear account of what goes on at a Christians United For Israel event.  While other members of the WHTT vigil team held signs like "Who Would Jesus Bomb?" and "Choose Life Not War" and "Blessed Are The Peacemakers" outside the Abundant Life Fellowship church in Roseville, CA, Craig went in to find out what was said.  His report is eye opening.  In response to our sign "Who Would Jesus Bomb?," the CUFI director said that Jesus would bomb...you'll have to listen to find out what he said.  Check out the flier, handed out at the vigils, that is mentioned in the program.

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