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.
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.
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.,
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Paul preaches to the synagogue of Antioch that Jesus is the extension of David's lineage that was fulfilled after the resurrection of Jesus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We were inspired by one of our listeners who wanted to attend a vigil at a Christians United For Israel event near his home. In this program we talk about what is needed to do a vigil at a Christian Zionist church. One of the main things to be done is to send a letter to the pastor of the church to let him know why we have chosen his church. After listening to this program, be sure to get the rest of the story as told after the vigil in "What Went On Inside a John Hagee CUFI Event in California."
Normally vigils by We Hold These Truths, conducted in front of Christian Zionist churches or events, are ignored by the media. In the case of a vigil in Fresno, CA conducted by David Jacobs, Pastor Jim Franklin of the Cornerstone Church in downtown Fresno was so upset by the presence of WHTT and our controversial signs like Blessed Are The Peacemakers, Choose Life Not War and Who Would Jesus Bomb? (a new version of this is: Who Would Jesus Drone?, a corollary to the well known WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?), that he called out the media. Mr. Franklin has a local talk show and must have some clout because one of the local stations, KFSN (channel 30), an ABC affiliate showed up and did an excellent and fair job of reporting our vigil. It's only just over a minute but packs a punch. Pastor Jim Franklin has hosted a number of events for John Hagee and CUFI (Christians United For Israel) at his church that bares the same name as John Hagee's home church, Cornerstone Church, in San Antonio, TX.
WHTT joined Cindy Sheehan at her Tour de Peace stop in Phoenix to protest the use of drones by President Obama, that has resulted in the death of many innocent children in countries like Pakistan and Yemen. The death of Cindy's son, Casey, in Iraq, emboldened her to become an anti-war activist. We Hold These Truths member Leslie Fort (at left in picture) helped read the names of the innocent children killed by drones in front of Senator John McCain's Phoenix office. Travis Steel, a WHTT director holds the "Who Would Jesus Bomb...or Drone?" sign on the right. This video is one of Cindy Sheehan's travel logs made along her journey from California to Washington, DC via bicycle.
The Concise Dictionary of Christianity observes that "Scofield's influence on the evangelical/fundamentalist movement of the early twentieth century was enormous." And, we would add, devastating. In this podcast we review a new book, The Praise of Folly: The Enigmatic Life & Theology of C.I. Scofield by David Lutzweiler. A vicious attack on Lutzweiler and his book by the senior pastor of The Scofield Memorial Church prompted us to look a little deeper and review the new facts, uncovered by Lutzweiler, that cast more shadows on Scofield, the man and his theology.
The Gatekeepers is a hard hitting and damning documentary about the workings of the Israeli Shin Bet secret security service made by Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh. Six former heads of Shin Bet reveal the inner workings of how they deal with the "Palestinian Problem." To a man, they say that Israel is doing to the Palestinians is not working. We discuss the movie based on a review in The Guardian, a UK paper. Find out what gate keeping means how it is used outside Israel to control and neutralize opposition to Zionist agenda.