Even Christian Zionist pastors can change their minds about the Israel/Palestine conflict when they thoroughly study the issues with some help and encouragement from friends and relatives. Thanks to the efforts of our friend and brother in Christ, Palestinian Pastor Alex Awad from Bethlehem Bible College and the Christ At The Checkpoint conferences that layed the groundwork, We Hold These Truths' founder Chuck Carlson, shares the results of one of our activist friends in a four minute audio nugget of sunshine and hope that encouraged and inspired us. We hope you will be inspired, too!
Paul bids farewell to the Ephesian elders and continues onto to Jerusalem.
After spending 3 years in Ephesus and a year and a half in Macedonia and Greece, Paul makes his way to Jerusalem to arrive by Pentecost. In Troas, Paul performs a miracle on Eutchyus who had fallen for dead from a loft.
It's no surprise that the "major media" source for this documentary was not found in the US where politicians are attacked if they mention Israel and "occupation" or "military occupation" in the same sentence. The ABC's (Australian Broadcasting Company) program, "Four Corners" in conjunction with The Australian newspaper, has produced an amazing 45 minute documentary, Stone Cold Justice about the ongoing, brutal practices used by the Israeli, military occupation, forces against Palestinian children. The program was aired several times on national Australian TV in February, 2014. Please watch and spread the news.
Silversmith Demetrius, stirs up a mob against Paul in Ephesus. Fin out what the god, Artemis has to do with all the stir.
The United States needs credible enemies to sustain and nourish its war based economy. Is Russia the next enemy de jour? In this podcast, Chuck Carlson and friends look at the big picture behind the events in the Ukraine and discuss what the response by Christ followers should be.
We take a step back in our study of Acts to look at the big picture of the kingdom of God as fulfilled in the book of Acts. Our study leader, Mark Horton, has been using a study guide developed by Pastor Don Preston. In this podcast we are fortunate to have Pastors Don Preston and William Bell, Jr. join us. Don't miss this installment.
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.
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.
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 Americans to fervently support our serial wars.
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.
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.
Paul travels to Corinth where the ruler of the synagogue becomes a follower of Jesus Christ and the reaction by the Israelites turns bitter.
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.
Paul addresses Athenians about their altar to the "Unknown God." Mark Horton provides some interesting historical incites in this weeks study.
Angry and jealous Judeans in Thessalonica strike out against followers of Jesus Christ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul and Barnabas deliver a letter from Christ followers in Jerusalem to gentile believers in Antioch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peter preaches salvation through grace.
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.
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.
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.
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?