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"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you and then you win."  Can this quote from Mahatma Gandhi be applied to Israel?  Our guest, Paul Larudee, a peace activist who has tirelessly worked for peace and justice in the Holy Land, discusses this concept in our podcast.  Paul has been active in several groups including the Free Palestine Movement.  We look at the recent Freedom Flotilla III to Gaza where the lead ship (Marianne of Gothenburg Sweden) was captured by Israel, in international waters, while attempting to break the naval blockade of Gaza and deliver humanitarian aid.  Paul discusses the other movements (BDS, blocking Israeli ships, the pro-Palestinian activism on college campuses, etc.) that are challenging Israel on multiple fronts.  For an excellent background report, check out our program,  "Super Rich Zionists Attack BDS To Save Israel."
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About 80% of evangelicals believe that the nation of Israel is still God’s chosen land. One view, known as “Christian Zionism” is the belief that the nation of Israel is still central to God’s plan – that the Jews are still God’s chosen people, that the land that was given to the nation of Israel by God is still their land by divine right, and, that anyone who tries to take it away from the Jews will incur the wrath of God.  But there are important things at stake here in the “twisted scriptures” used to justify the Christian Zionist position.  Many Christians are obstructing peace in the Middle East. Misinterpreting what the Bible says about the nation of Israel can have huge ramifications for how we think about God, the Gospel message, Jesus, and so on, says Pastor Greg Boyd of Woodland Hills Church in his powerful and unique message.  For more videos on Christian Zionism, Click Here.

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The evidence is mounting about the draconian measures employed by Israel to control Palestinians, even children. You won't ever see a compelling, 11 minute report like this one from the UK by theguardian.com, in America's mainstream media.  Cell 36 in Al Jalame prison, northern Israel, is one of a handful of cells where Palestinian children are locked in solitary confinement for days or even weeks.  Even the British government has raised concerns about Israel's treatment of Palestinian minors arrested and interrogated for stone-throwing and other crimes. (Guardian)
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Hebrews 2: 10-18 (Lesson 4)

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The old family of God was represented by Israel while the new family of God consists of all the followers of Jesus Christ whose kingdom is a spiritual one.  Mark Horton's lesson helps unravel this mystery that causes divisions among Christians.
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Thanks to Jewish sources, the news of billionaire Zionist, casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson's secret confab in Las Vegas to counter the worldwide BDS (Boycott, Devestment & Sanctions) movement against Israel's occupation of Palestine, has been exposed.  We discuss this event and its ramifications in this podcast.
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Hebrews 2: 1-9 (Lesson 3)

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Mark Horton continues with our study of the book of Hebrews.  We learn that Christ is superior because of His humanity.  Also, Mark includes an interesting discussion on the concept of audience relevance.  Was the book of Hebrews written for application by the audience reading it shortly after it was written or was it intended for application today, or both? 
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We Hold These Truths' intrepid, Bay Area vigil leader, Craig Hanson, conducted a "Vigil of One" at a Christians United For Israel "Four Blood Moons" event, held at a Stockton, CA church, with amazing results. Most of the hundreds of people in attendance knew he was there with his signs prominently on display as they drove in to the church parking lot. He even generated a counter protest, and, remarkably, one of the church pastors came out twice to dialogue with Craig to sincerely find out why Craig was there and what our mission is. In this podcast you'll learn about the hoopla behind the not-so-biblical "Four Blood Moons" idea that, supposedly, points to an imminent end times event. This was truly an inspiring and encouraging vigil for us, and we think you will find it remarkable, too. For more background information on the "Four Blood Moons" push, see here, and here.
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Hebrews 1: 1-14 (Lesson 2)

Hebrews-03.jpgThe basic theme of Hebrews is found in the word "better" (used 13 times) describing the superiority of Christ in His person and work.  Hebrews starts out with the phrase "...in these last days spoken to us by His Son."  Find out why this is troublesome to some Christians.   Why not check out Mark Horton's dynamic commentary of the book of Hebrews.  The chart "Israel's Timeline" referenced by Mark in the study, can be seen here.

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Steve Haas is the VP/Chief Catalyst for the billion dollar Christian aid agency, World Vision that has aided Christians in Israel and Palestine for over 30 years.  Haas was challenged by Zionists and Christian Zionists over what he said at an address  made at a theological seminary (an article about his speech can be found here, and the complete speech here, and two of the Zionist attacks here and here).  He said that many evangelicals, for more than 60 years, had "clung to a very narrow theological narrative that weds Christian theology with a political ideology known as Zionism..."and, many of our brother Christ followers have allowed themselves to be squeezed into the roll of advocacy for Israel, and for war itself, by Christian Zionist errant scriptural teaching."  In this podcast, we also talk about the Zionist attack to silence Anglican priest and Christian Zionist expert, Rev. Stephen Sizer who conducted a moving interview with Steve Haas in Jerusalem.
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War Is The Main Issue

In order to promote thSign-ChooseLifeNotWar-24x48-b-1.jpge war agenda, US Warmakers, including the President and the Republican leadership are telling perfidious lies of a proportion not seen before.  Two of many such lies and acts are discussed in our podcast.  These are journalist Seymour Hersh's amazing exposure about the killing of Osama Bin Laden.  And, the recent waves of executions by the new, overtly Zionist, Egyptian government that include a death death sentence for the former, democratically elected President of Egypt, Mohammed Marci and literally hundreds of Marci's staff while Egypt continues its economic and humanitarian blockade of Gaza. all while the US continues military aid to Egypt.
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Christians United For Israel, headed by JohCUFI-FaithCenter-03.jpgn Hagee, now has a Diversity Outreach Ministry Coordinator to reach out to black and Hispanic churches to drum up more support for Israel.  In this podcast we report on a We Hold These Truths' vigil held at a CUFI event conducted at a small black church near Phoenix, AZ.  Included in our report is a very interesting, short conversation with the pastor who revealed his Christian Zionist leanings.  For background on this vigil, listen to our podcast, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Decried the War in Vietnam, Christian Zionists Pray For War."  There were three of us conducting the vigil while there were less than 25 in attendance (our percentage of vigilers to the number of CUFI attendees increased dramatically over previous CUFI events where we conducted vigils).  Perhaps, blacks and Hispanics recognize that the Palestinians are the underdogs in the conflict, and, not the Israeli Jews.  We gave the pastor a copy of the inspiring documentary, "Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine" and asked him to watch it.  Overcoming religious dogma about the modern state of Israel is a very difficult thing to do for the tens of millions of American Christians held in the grip of Christian Zionist ideology.
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In 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out vehemently against the Vietnam war and said that the US government was "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." (And, we add, it still is, today!)  On the other hand, the self-anointed leader of Christian Zionism, John Hagee, has publicly prayed for war on Iraq and called for war against Iran.  In this podcast we talk about an upcoming vigil at a Christians United For Israel (CUFI) event being hosted at a predominantly black church with a black pastor.  The church's Facebook page had posted an event honoring Dr. King, who has been recognized and honored as a genuine peacemaker.  Why would they turn their backs to the legacy of Dr. King for a "Night To Honor Israel?"  That got us to thinking that the religious dogma of Christian Zionists must run deeper than Jesus' call to his followers:  "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God."  Don't miss this unique podcast and our follow-up podcast after the vigil.
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Weekly, non-violent protests have been conducted in the Palestinian village of Bil'in since 2005.  The village is being threatened by encroaching, illegal, Israeli settlements.  These peaceful demonstrations have been met with extreme deadly force by the Israeli Defense Force.  The documentary, 5 Broken Cameras (nominated for an Academy Award For Best Documentary) documents the killing of Bassem Abu Rahma, one of the demonstrators in 2009.  The picture, at left, is from a April 18, 2015 demonstration where two persons were injured, and scores suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Wall and Settlements, in Bil’in village near Ramallah. The protest also marked the Palestinian Prisoners Day, and commemorated the death of Bassem Abu Rahma.  In this podcast, Craig Hanson talks about an encouraging event he attended featuring 5 Broken Cameras filmmaker's brother, Iyad Burnat, who was, also, shot by the IDF in a 2013 demonstration.   Craig's report is one small ray of hope to counter the constant propaganda barrage against Palestinians here in the US by our government, major media and the Israeli lobby.
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Hebrews-03.jpgMark Horton starts our study of the book of Hebrews with detailed background information on the book.  It appears that the book was not written by the Apostle Paul buy the author was influenced by him.  Mark contends that the author of Hebrews would find that modern day dispensationalists' beliefs that the end times would require a return to the physical forms and rituals of the ancient Israelites, to be an abomination.  The book of Hebrews demonstrates that the old covenant was inferior to the superior spiritual reality that appeared in Jesus Christ.  Jesus is greater! 
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The most dangerous man-madeBondMarket-01.jpg bubble of all time may be the 30-year-old bull market in US Treasury bonds, aka as USDebt.  USDebt has been purposely manipulated by the Federal Reserve System, a private banking cartel, upwards to become a crap game on Wall Street.  According to Chuck Carlson, USDebt has become a yawning, sink hole for American investors, who own it, but who do not know it exists.  Caveat emptor! [Read Chuck's in depth ARTICLE for additional insights]
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Two Christian Zionist preachers, John Hagee of CUFI and Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries are trying to convince Christians that the "Four Blood Moons" astronomical events are linked to end times, that, according to them, are just around the corner.  Both men have written books, and, Hagee has produced a movie, just recently premiered.  In this podcast we look behind some of the claims and "gospel facts" being presented by these end times expediters.  For an excellent backgr4BloodMoons-Biltz-02.jpgound program by William Bell, listen to "Challenging the Theology of 'Four Blood Moons' By John Hagee."

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Acts - Review 2 (Part 60)

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Before you dive into the complete and fascinating study of the book of Acts by Mark Horton, listen to the two reviews of the book:  Acts - Review 1 (Part 59) and this one to get a flavor of the insight you will gain from an in depth study.
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We look at the rise of the Messianic Judaism movement [for example, New Apostolic Restoration (NAR) and  Fellowhip of Israel Related Ministries (FIRM)] that is supplanting the in your face, brash, Christian Zionism exemplified by the likes of John Hagee, Pat Robertson, and others.  A Jewish person who becomes a Christian is known as a Messianic Christian practicing Messianic Judaism.   Messianic congregations consist mostly of non-Jewish believers shepherded by a Messianic Christian preacher and acting out Judaism.  One of the key tenants of Messianic Judaism is the belief that the modern state of Israel is the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.  In this podcast you will find out if Messianic Judaism is more focused on Judaism than on the Messiah.  For more background on Meessianic Judaism, listen to "The Judaizing Elements of the Messianic Movement" by Cesar Ahron, a Jewish convert to Christianity, who offers a constructive critique on the Messianic movement.  
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Why-they-hate-US.jpgDecapitation by drone strike: A routine act of state terrorism by the US government against Muslims.


William Norman Grigg of Pro Libertate notes, "We have reached a point in our nation's descent into psychotic tribalist fear where people of stature and apparent sobriety unabashedly use the expression “final solution” when discussing the existence of Muslims.  For ISIS “and those similarly motivated,” insists retired Marine Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt in an essay published by Family Security Matters, “a rational world should recognize but one `final solution' exists – their extinction.”  Will Grigg's analysis of the attack on Muslims in the US is eye opening and should be heard by all people of good will.


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Investing In Israel: Beware

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Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University recently addressed a Jewish National Fund breakfast in Scottsdale, AZ on the subject, "The Power of Investing in Israel."  We Hold These Truths was there to challenge the event.  Find out why we were there alongwith an eyeopening analysis by Chuck Carlson on the risks of investing in Israel that prudent investors should be aware of.  As an example of those risks, the Financial Times had this to say, "In a report on the world gas industry prepared for Norway this year, the consultancy IHS ranked Israel lower than Angola or Mozambique in terms of officials’ respect for contracts."
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Some people insist thereIsraelWall-18-the-wall.jpg is apartheid in Israel while others vehemently deny the charge.  You be the judge in this hard hitting and humorous look at the issue in just two minutes. South African Bishop Desmond Tutu claims that in Israel, it's not like the apartheid in South Africa, but much worse...apartheid on steroids.
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Acts - Review 1 (Part 59)

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the high points of our study of the book of Acts that are often missed, ignored, or buried by most biblical commentators, clergy and religious potentates.  In this first review Mark reviews inportant background material from Luke and chapters 1 thru 8 in Acts.  Also, check out Acts - Review 2 (Part 60) for Mark Horton's final review of Acts.
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Near Bethlehem the Israeli IsraelWall-27-Anastas-home-Bethlehem.jpgseparation / apartheid wall gets crazy like the whole idea that it is.  A Palestinian family has the wall surrounding  three sides of their house.  We really admire the folks at the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (seamac.org) for their creative campaigns to spread awareness to millions of uninformed Americans about Israel's brutal occupation of Palestine. This short ad for their campaign will make you smile (or, see red if you're a Zionist of the Christian flavor or otherwise)..
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Acts 28: 17-29 (Part 58)

Acts-02.jpgIn the last chapter of Acts, Mark Horton discusses the idea that the Kindgom of God, the Hope of Israel and the Gospel of Christ are synonymous ideas.  Click Here to see the timeline mentioned in the lesson. 

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Church warmakers swap Islamaphobia for Jesus' love of mankind at Zionist churches' rallies for Israel.  One of the major Christian Zionist supporters of Israel and host of Israel "Love In" events in the United States, is John Hagee and Christians United For Israel.  We discuss another church in Colorado that is conducting its own "Let's Worship Israel No Matter What It Does" event.  The net results of these events creates fear of Muslims and an acceptance by Christians to wars upon Muslim countries by the US.
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Acts: 27 & 28 (Part 57)

Acts-02.jpgAnother fascinating study by Mark Horton as we near the end of our study in Acts.  We learn that Paul's appearance in Rome before the Judean leaders there, to preach the gospel of the kingdom, was far more important than his trial before Nero's court. 
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Twenty four years of wars War-02-Dees-1.jpgon Islamic states has been largely responsible for the US federal debt rising from about $4 to about $17 trillion.  The US government has lied to Americans to get us into these wars.  And, the US government has cooked the books on the cost of living and unemployment figures to deceive us.  In this podcast, Chuck Carlson discusses Kevin Phillips' important book, Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism, the informative site shadowstats.com, and what can be done.
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Mark HoActs-02.jpgrton steps back to take a thematic look at the ministry and trials of the Apostle Paul. We learn that the hope of Israel is the kingdom of God and that only a righteous remnant of ancient Israel, who submitted to God, were saved. Here is the Biblical timeline Mark mentions in the lesson:  TimelineforActsStudy.jpg
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A common beTorture-US-01.jpglief held by Americans is that the United States' claimed exceptional-ism, demands their unconditional support for its serial wars.  Thus, challenging the constitutionality or morality of these wars has become an unthinkable act to most, conditioned Americans.  With the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture, directed from the highest levels of the US government, perhaps, more Americans will wake up to the crimes committed by our leaders, and demand peace and justice.  In this podcast, Chuck Carlson discusses an in-depth article, "Why Does America Torture?" by Professor Alan Gilbert of the Denver University School of International Relations.
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In this podcast, Chuck Carlson reviews his article, "War on ISIS & Evaporating Bonanza From Fracking Shale Oil" and reveals the far ranging consequences of the war based economy of the United States.

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Here's a fascinating, yet overlooked, story about Israel's move to get state governments to approve their dollar denominated Israel bonds.  Chuck Carlson, founder of We Hold These Truths, and a former stockbroker has uncovered some startling revelations about how risky these Israeli investment schemes are.  To explore the issue in depth, here are some additional articles and podcasts by Chuck.
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Evolutionists claim that languages evolved from a common language.  The most prominent linguist of the 20th Century, Noam Chomsky says that language could not have evolved because of a phenomenon known as irreducible complexity.  In this fascinating presentation by Ron Moe, a lexicographer and linguistic consultant, the biblical story of the Tower of Babel and the formation of languages is revisited with some very interesting incites and conclusions.  Ron Moe's most significant accomplishment during his career is the development of a revolutionary word collection method that dramatically shortens the time to create dictionaries for spoken only languages.  
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This two minute video, produced by Corn For Food Not Fuel, explains how our nation's policy of burning corn in our gas tanks is causing an increase in the price of meat and poultry at the grocery store.
And, the use of corn ethanol for fuel doesn't make sense for environmental reasons, either.  For more detailed analysis on the ethanol issue check out these resources: 1. Articles by Chuck Carlson: Ethanol and Starvation; 2. Podcasts by Chuck Carlson: Ethanol; 3. "It's Final - Corn Ethanol Is of No Use," James Conca, Forbes, 4/20/2014
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Acts-02.jpgMark Horton discusses in depth, Paul's views of the resurrection during his trials.
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It's no secret that AmericanIslam-14.gifs, including millions of American Christians, have been conditioned to fear and hate Muslims ever since communism fell in the early 1990s.  This makes it a lot easier for them to justify and accept America's serial wars against Muslim countries like Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria.  In this revealing program, Chuck Carlson reports on a Pakistani pastor he heard preach in a mainline Christian church who has a new wrinkle to instill mistrust and fear against Muslims.  The organization this Pakistani represented is Voice of the Martyrs, that profited from the slave redemption scheme in Sudan. (For background information, listen to our podcast, Fleecing Christians With Fake Slave Redemptions in Sudan and read Chuck's article, "Christians Prepped for War On ISIS, Part I" )
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Americans may be the freest people on the planet, but they are one of the most conditioned.  In this fascinating, 14 minute documentary, the effects of Edward Bernays' life work are explored.  Bernays was the nephew of Sigmund Freud and the founder of modern public relations (a euphemism for propaganda).  Some of his many "accomplishments" included: 1. Selling Americans on fighting in World War I in 1917; 2. Getting women to smoke; 3. Conducting a propaganda war against a democratically elected leader in Guatemala; 4. Persuading Americans to accept the addition of a toxic waste, bi-product, sodium fluoride to their water supplies; 5. And yes, even getting Americans to eat more bacon.  Our thanks to Ben and Matt at Stuff They Don't Want You to Know for this history lesson.  If you want to learn more about Edward Bernays and the conditioning of Americans, we recommend watching the BBC documentary Century of the Self, Part I and COS, Part II by Adam Curtis.
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Mark Horton continues our study of Paul's trial and the nature of the resurrection and an explanation of the Heresy of Hymenaeus.
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Sudan-slave-business-01.jpgIn this podcast we discuss and update a ground breaking story written by Chuck Carlson in 1998:  "Missionaries, Mercenaries, Missiles and Money: The Untold Story of the War on the Children of Sudan."   Back then, President Bill Clinton bombed a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan for his installment of the "war on terror." No precursors for weapons of mass destruction" were ever found in Sudan, just as no WMDs were found in Iraq after 911.  Christian organizations and churches raised large sums of donations to "free" the "slaves" in Sudan, and, Muslims were further demonized.  And,now, there's ISIL. This is quite a story!
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Who Funds ISIL Mystery Army

Chuck Carlson noteAmericasWar.jpgs that US intelligence claims to know when a single Russian truck crosses the border into Ukraine, and the make and model of the truck.  Why does it not tell us who pays the ISIL (Islamic State In Levant, aka ISIS - Islamic State in Syria or IS - Islamic State) army and who manufactures its trucks, guns and tanks". Could the blackout on such vital information be intentional?   
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Hagee-4BloodMoons-01.jpgPastor John Hagee of Christians United For Israel recently wrote a book, Four Blood Moons: Something Is About To Change, that is a New York Times bestseller.  It seems Hagee is trying to speed up the return of Jesus using a predictable astronomical event as a sign oBellWilliam-01.jpgf the end times.  Our friend Pastor William Bell (Eschatology: All Things Fulfilled) has studied Hagee's scriptural claims in his book and replies in this podcast with logical and well reasoned, scriptural challenges.

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Pastor George Morrison of Faith Bible Chapel says that they have been honoring Israel for over 35 years.  Once again, Chuck Carlson and his team conducted a vigil in front of Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, CO during the Christians United For Israel's "Night To Honor Israel" event featuring John Hagee.  WHTT's "inside man," Craig Hanson, reports that Jesus, definitely, played second fiddle at this event.  Don't miss Craig's insightful analysis of the program and Chuck's details on the outside activities.
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CarlsonChuck-CovertReport-02.jpgWe Hold Tese Truths' founder, Chuck Carlson was interviewed by Susan Lindauer on her program, The Covert Report with Susan Lindauer. This is how Susan introduced Chuck:  "Today’s guest is Charles Carlson, one of the foremost critics of Christian Zionism from “We Hold These Truths–” a pro-peace, pro-life group that has been hosting vigils at large evangelical churches across America, challenging their support for Israel, for over a decade....Carlson explains that Christian Zionists are guided by one simple principle–that the State of Israel fulfills biblical prophecy. For indeed, Christian Zionists believe Israel’s rise– and destruction by God, caused by its hubris and abuses– are preconditions for God to send the Messiah as part of the End Times Movement. Unless we wake up the masses, as a direct consequence of this Zionist philosophy, the global community is guaranteed to face endless cycles of destruction in the Middle East for years to come."  Check out Susan's other insightful interviews with other well known activists, like Cynthia McKinney, at The Covert Report with Susan Lindauer.
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Just when you thought it was safe to get into the water, John Hagee of Christians United For Israel has declared, on the Hagee Hotline program, that President Obama is not sufficiently kind to Israel.  It seems the President wants to keep the "true " capital of Israel, Jerusalem, divided between Palestinians and Jews rather then uniting it under Israel.  Hagee contends that this will result in a judgment by God against the United States in the form of the Ebola outbreak.  This is one and half minute segment extracted from the Hagee Hotline program, hosted by Mathew Hagee (son of John Hagee), left us amazed. You can watch the entire program by going to Hagee Hotline [the program has been removed as of 11/17/2014. Imagine that!] but you will have to sign by giving your name and email address (but, hey, it's free and one of the best entertainment values around!).
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Sometimes, you have to step back to get the whole, big picture, of America's latest enemies.  Over the decades, the US has developed many innovative ways to create new enemies.  This Australian documentary, Iraq's Missing Billions (2006), demonstrates this during the US administered, initial rebuilding of Iraq's damaged infrastructure after the 2003 Gulf War.  The squandering of the Iraqis' own money by the US, shown in this documentary, is disgusting, but informative.  For some more relevant background to the ISIL/ISIS/IS phenomena, read John Pilger historical context article, "From Pol Pot to ISIS." Then, if you haven't seen John Pilger's documentary The War You Don't See, watch it to learn how Americans are conditioned to accept the United States' serial wars.  Finally, Mike Whitney's article,"America's 'Terrorist Academy' in Iraq Produced ISIS Leaders," sheds some new light on ISIL.
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Syria-Jeribe-OilRefinery.jpgAt left is an example of the America's alternative to diplomacy: An oilfield in ISIL held territory in Syria is bombed by the US Air Force.

The US government justified the 2003 Gulf War against Iraq by telling Americans that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and that Al-Qaedi operated there.  Neither were true.  The US and its Middle East allies have supplied weapons and training to the rebels fighting to overthrow Assad's government in Syria.  Now, there is ISIL (Islamic State in the Levant, or ISIS  or IS) fighting and causing mayhem in Iraq and Syria.  In this podcast Chuck Carlson analyzes what is going on over there with the start of what appears to be another US serial war.
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CUFI-SF-NerTamid-20140914_0013a.jpgWe Hold These Truths held our first vigil at a synagogue (Congregation Ner Tamid in San Francisco) that hosted a John Hagee's Christians United For Israel event.  We were joined by two activists from Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), Paul Larudee of the Free Palestine Movement, Jesuit priest, Father Steve and 8 WHTT supporters.  In this program, Jim Haber of JVP and Paul Larudee provide interesting insights into the Israel/Palestine conflict from their perspectives. Veteran WHTT vigilers, Craig Hanson, Patty Ford and Chuck Carlson discuss the vigil and the gradual awakening to the dangers of Christian Zionism by more Americans. Here's the link to the letter sent to the rabbi that was used as a handout.  This is a "must listen" podcast that you can use to inform others! 
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Hagee-06.jpgAccording to Christian Zionists, a physical Israel is needed before Jesus can return.  It all has to do with eschatology (the study of end times).  You might say that Christian Zionists like Pastor John Hagee of Christians United For Israel (CUFI) are wrapped up in the "Rapture" so they can be ready for the final battle of Armaggedon.  In this podcast we discuss Chuck Carlson's letter sent to a rabbi hosting a CUFI event that tries to explain some of these strange beliefs.  To get a taste of these off the wall beliefs before diving into this podcast, listen to our five minute podcast, "Are Putin and Russia Getting Ready For WWIII & Armeggod?" that, we think, will give you  a chuckle.
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Acts-02.jpgMark Horton continues a look at Paul's view of the resurrection and the hope of Israel by looking into Eziekel 37.
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Acts-02.jpgMark Horton responds to some lively questions about the dispensational and non-dispensational interpretations of Paul's views the nature of the resurrection of Israel. 

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John Hagee's Christians United For IsraeCUFI-20140815.jpgl will take its "We Love Israel No Matter How Many Palestinians They Kill," traveling road show, "Standing With Israel" event to a synagogue in San Francisco.  Normally, CUFI events are held at Christian Zionist churches.  We discuss this event and the recent protest in the Bay Area where over 3000 longshoremen protested against an Israeli ship unloading its cargo in Oakland.  Shouldn't Christians have as much compassion for the over 500 Palestinian children killed in Gaza during Israel's "Operation Protective Edge," as longshoremen do?
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