Dec 10, 2019

Israeli Hasbara Hides Shoot To Maim Policy in Gaza

Israel has perfected Hasbara, "a form of propaganda aimed at an international audience...It is meant to influence the conversation in a way that positively portrays Israeli political moves and policies, including actions undertaken by Israel in the past. Often, Hasbara efforts include a negative portrayal of the Arabs and especially of Palestinians" (+972 Magazine). Chris Hedges on the RT program, "On Contact" talks to journalist and filmmaker Abby Martin and producer Mike Prysner about their new film Gaza Fights for Freedom which focuses on the Palestinian Great March of Return protests during which nearly 200 people were killed and 10,000 men, women and children were wounded ("approximately 1,200 patients will require long-term limb reconstruction"). Revealed in the documentary is the use of frangible or"exploding" bullets by the Israeli Defense Force that magnifies the damage done by a bullet wound. Reference WHTT posts: "Israel Shooting to Cripple and Maim," and "Israel Continues with its Shoot to Cripple & Maim Policy in Gaza."

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Nov 17, 2019

Colorado Joins The March To Create a Public Bank

Earl Staelin, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Public Banking Institute, explains vital details about public Banking and how it would challenge and correct the present oligarch like system dominated by a powerful, privately owned but government pretending Federal Reserve System. Staelin, a Colorado attorney, provides a detailed report on the largely unknown but successful 100-year-old, public bank of North Dakota, and a new one in California.  He also details public banks in several other countries. For background reports and podcasts on public banking by We Hold These Truths click HERE.

Oct 23, 2019

Israeli Partisans Use Name Calling To Squelch Free Speech

Messenger-04.png"Anti-Zionism" is now being equated to "Anti-Semitism" by Israeli partisans as well by the U.S. State Department. A recent international campaign orchestrated by four Zionist organizations, including the ADL, tried to prevent Alison Weir of If Americans Knew from speaking on the subject,  “Uncovered, Israel’s Occupation of Palestine,” (link to talk) at a community college in Fresno, CA by accusing her of being an "Anti-Semite." Local sponsor GV Wire did not back down and said they believed in free speech and would even sponsor another event featuring a supporter of Israel. The event went off with no protesters present as promised by the Israeli partisans. Fresno members of We Hold These Truths were there to support Alison Weir with signs like "No More Wars For Israel." Ms. Weir remarked that the campaign to stop her from speaking was the most intense that she has witnessed to date.  This 21-minute podcast reveals some interesting insights into the event and her attackers who appear to be becoming desperate in their attempts to prevent the truth of the Israeli occupation from being broadcast.

References: If Americans Knew: Why are global organizations attacking a talk at Clovis Community College? As reported by event host GV Wire: "Critic of Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians Speaks in Fresno," "GV Wire Statement on Alison Weir’s Sept. 18 Appearance," "Anti-Defamation League Criticizes Event Featuring Alison Weir. She Responds," "Alison Weir Answers 5 Questions on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," The Times of Israel reported: "US Jewish groups pan California event featuring speaker accused of anti-Semitism." Fresno TV coverage: CBS Channel 47: "Alison Weir Speaks At Clovis Community College," Fresno's KSEE24: "Darius Assemi defends inviting Alison Weir to speak in Clovis." Alison Weir's authoritative and well-documented book: "Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel."

Oct 18, 2019

California Follows North Dakota’s Public Banking Example

Public-Banking-03.jpgA law authorizing local governments to charter public banks was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom and amounts to an enormous condemnation of the monopolistic Federal Reserve Bank. The international bankers, who have used public money to finance every war since 1913, will bring all their power to bear to stop the California Public Banking Act. They have already started the attack, as we will explain subsequently. The Public Banks will not dare to spend depositor money to fund wars, and the Federal Reserve Bank knows it. The counterattack has already begun. The international Banker controlled press's limited reporting of this milestone event is the first sign of their massive counterattack. We Hold These Truths hopes to help expose it, and to encourage public banking nation wide. Listen to Charles Carlson put Public Banking into perspective with other issues in this 17-minute podcast. References: "California Public Bank Bill Becomes Law" and "California Rebukes Predatory Wall Street Megabanks With New Public Bank Law."  More from WHTT on Public Banking.

Oct 15, 2019

Listening to Living Stones of the Holy Land: Palestinian Christians

The vast majority of Christians visiting the Holy Land of Israel, only visit the "Dead Stones" sites like the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem built over the site where it is believed to be the site where Jesus was born. The "Living Stones," the Palestinian Christians, who live there are only heard by a fraction of the tourists to Israel. Dr. Darryl DelHousaye, Chancellor of Phoenix Seminary asked Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths to provide a video with messages from "Living Stones of the Holy Land" that will serve as a supplement for members of the tour that he is leading to Israel. Included in this video are two inspirational presentations by Rev. Alex Awad, who was the pastor of the East Jerusalem Baptist Church and Dean and professor at Bethlehem Bible College and Sami Awad of the Holy Land Trust.

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Sep 30, 2019

Sherry’s War: Modern Day Idolatry

War-12.gifChuck Carlson, founder of We Hold Truths wrote a series of six groundbreaking articles in 2001 about a self-professing, Christian named Sherry, with whom he had dialogued. In this series, Chuck Carlson revealed how Sherry’s acceptance of war is a foundational portion of her religion. At the time, the term “Christian Zionist” had not come into use. It now more accurately describes the theology of Christians like Sherry. Craig Hanson interviews Chuck Carlson in this 30-minute, behind the scenes, look at the series "Sherry's War" that is just as true today as it was in 2001. References: "Iraq: Americans Prepped for 'War'" (Dec. 1990), "Attacking Islam: Revisited," "Sherry's War: A Second Look" and "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I."

Sep 27, 2019

Is Christianity A Religion of Peace or War?

With all the support from American evangelical Christians for America's serial wars, a stranger unaware of the teachings of Jesus might conclude that Christianity is primarily a religion of war and not of peace. Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths, using a biblical approach, weighs the evidence on whether Christianity is a religion of peace or of war in this thought-provoking, 29-minute podcast. Craig looks more in-depth into a significant sermon series about how Christians, as followers of Jesus, should relate to the civil power over them. As a result of Dr. Boyd's sermon series, "The Cross & The Sword" (for an overview see the CNN segment from 2007: "God's Warriors: Dr. Greg Boyd"), 1000 of Boyd's 5000 congregants at Woodland Hills Church left. It appears that millions of evangelical Christians have welded the cross to the sword. The war nature of evangelical Christians is evidenced in the Land letter (see: "Christian Zionist Leaders: Hardly Peacemakers" and our podcast "The Three Ugly Faces of World Conflict").

Sep 25, 2019

The Three Ugly Faces of World Conflict

War-Pyramid-02.pngThat the United States has a war based economy should be universally self evident but is not. Think of war at the apex of a three-sided pyramid. The first side is the powerful military/industrial complex that manufactures the war material and fights the wars. The second side is the Federal Reserve system and the international bankers that finance these wars. The third face is the wholehearted and fervent, patriotic support by the Christian right for these wars, particularly those to protect Israel. Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss this three-sided pyramid in this 27-minute podcast. References: "The Federal Reserve's Role in Financing America's Wars," "The Cross & The Sword" sermon series by Dr. Greg Boyd shows how Christians have welded the cross to the sword (for an overview see the CNN segment from 2007: "God's Warriors: Dr. Greg Boyd,") and "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I" exposes the false theology of Christian Zionism.

Aug 29, 2019

Steve Elkins On Dodging War & Economic Chaos

Popular Republic Broadcasting Network host, Steve Elkins of the "Off the Beaten Path" show joins Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths to discuss where the current occupant of the White House is leading Americans and where do his allegiances really lie. Eighty-one percent of white, evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election and their support for him and his policies does not seem to be waning. Don't miss Steve's thoughtful analysis of the danger signs that point to a less than bright future for Americans. 41 minutes.

Aug 6, 2019

Pastor Chuck Baldwin Exposes the Dangers of Christian Zionist Theology

Pastor Chuck Baldwin returns for the third time to discuss his recent message, "The Old Covenant Is Abolished, And We Are Under A New, Better And Everlasting Covenant." In this 53 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths ask probing questions that give Pastor Baldwin an opportunity to discuss things like when Christian Zionism was first, widely embraced by American Christians and how it has enriched some of the prominent evangelical leaders that he was on a first-name basis with from the start of his ministry in the late 1970s. Also, find out why Christian Zionists support wars to protect Israel. Other WHTT interviews with Pastor Chuck Baldwin include: "Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism" (Pastor Baldwin explains his journey of Christian Zionist theology) and "CHUCK BALDWIN ON TRUMP’S WALL & SWAMP CREATURES." Chuck Baldwin's website is: https://chuckbaldwinlive.com/

Aug 5, 2019

Is Israel On the Side of God?

According to David Friedman, U.S. Ambassador to Israel, the state of Israel is on the side of God, as reported in the New York Times article, "U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is ‘on the Side of God’." In this report by Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths at an al-Quds (Jerusalem) rally to support Palestine, held in Tempe Arizona, Ambassador Friedman's notion is challenged with a provocative question. Craig Hanson of WHTT biblically answers the more important question “Which Side of God Is Israel On?”

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Jul 25, 2019

Christian Zionist Summit: A Narrative of Lies

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Craig Hanson and members of We Hold These Truths dissect the events and speakers at the recently held Christians United For Israel 14th annual summit in Washington, DC. In reality, it was a political rally for Israel and a call for war on Iran. Once again, Jesus was ignored, for the most part, during the proceedings. A cavalcade of Christian Zionist politicians, including VP Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, spoke to some 5,000 attendees at the summit. This is a thought-provoking, 22-minute podcast that exposes some of the deceptions of Christian Zionism. For additional analysis of the CUFI summit see: "Countering The 'Christian Zionists/Political Complex',"  "Christian Opposition To Christian Zionist Theology Is Growing" and TruNews coverage: "CUFI Conference: John Hagee Spews Pro-Zionist Propaganda to U.S. Churches."

Jul 17, 2019

Is the U.S. Constitution Obsolete?

Constitution-01a.jpgElected U.S. officials, from the President on down, give lip service to the U.S. Constitution while ignoring it. Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths look into three aspects of the Constitution relating to who has the authority to declare war. Is it the President? Who has the power to create money? Is it the Federal Reserve System? And who has the power to levy tariffs. It is the President? Find out in this insightful, 21 minute podcast.

Jul 4, 2019

Mainline Christians are Discovering the Dangers of Christian Zionism

Christian_Zionism-11.pngWhen We Hold These Truths started challenging Israel supporting churches in 2002, the term "Christian Zionism" was not in use. Today, there are more groups like FOSNA (Friends Of Sabeel North America), TruNews and a growing number of mainline Christians that are challenging Christian Zionism. In this 19 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT discuss some of the latest developments of the "Turning" [from Christian Zionism] that we described in our 2010 documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I."

Jun 17, 2019

Will Evangelical Chrisitians Embrace Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians?

100_3050a.jpgPhotographer Grace Cheung-Schulman recently returned from the Holy Land on a trip sponsored by American Friends of Combatants For Peace. In 2006, Israeli and Palestinian former combatants, people who had taken an active role in the conflict, laid down their weapons and established Combatants for Peace. The egalitarian, bi-national, grassroots organization was founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. Committed to joint nonviolence since its inception, CFP works to both transform and resolve the conflict by ending the Israeli occupation and all forms of violence between the two sides and building a peaceful future for both peoples. The photos Grace took graphically tell a story that is virtually unknown to evangelical Christians, but is becoming more familiar and embraced by mainline Christians. Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths was present at the mainline church where Grace's extraordinary slide show was given and discusses the significance of this in this 21 minute podcast. Grace, more than likely, would not be invited to an evangelical church because her slide show exposes the reality of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The giant key in the picture is at the entrance to the Aida, Palestinian refugee camp next to Bethlehem as described in the podcast. Referenced in the podcast: "Open, Bethlehem"

May 30, 2019

Which Side of God is Israel On?

U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, declared recently that "Israel is on the side of God." Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths agrees, but peels back the onion covering this statement by asking the obvious question, "Which side of God is Israel on?" As a follower of Christ, Craig takes a biblical look at Ambassador Friedman's remark and comes up with a remarkable conclusion in this power packed, 19 minute podcast. Referenced in the podcast is the New York Times article, "U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Is ‘on the Side of God’" and Craig's article, "Israel Is On the Side of God." To better understand the theology of Christian Zionists, watch We Hold These Truths' award winning documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part 1."

May 27, 2019

Who Controls the Money Controls the World

Former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, under President Richard Nixon, is reported to have said: "Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control continents; who controls money cab control the world." To get an excellent overview of the world of international banking including the private banking cabal, the Federal Reserve System, this interview, "The Gods of Money: How America was Hijacked," with F. William Engdahl is a must listen. Engdahl is an award-winning geopolitical analyst, strategic risk consultant, author, professor and lecturer. Engdahl is the author of the trilogy, "Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation," "Myths, Lies, and Oil Wars" and "Gods of Money: Wall Street and the Death of the American Century." This 59 minute, revealing interview was conducted by Bonnie Faulkner on Guns & Butter." We Hold These Truths has analyses and podcasts about the Federal Reserve System and its war financing mechanisms (Click Here).

 

 

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May 16, 2019

Why Our Churches Are Defaulting For War

American leaders depend on patriotic, American Christians to support America's serial wars. Churches have a Jesus taught responsibility to oppose the social evil of war with at least as much vigor as we oppose starvation after a natural disaster in faraway places. Meanwhile, wars and the threat of war go on unchecked and under-reported by our churches. Our political leaders blame these serial wars on “hostile” little states that they vilify to keep our moral leaders quiet. Most churches fail to even pray for world peace. Does yours? Join Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths in this lively, 26 minute podcast about the importance of what Jesus taught: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God (Matthew 5:9). Referenced in the podcast: "Review of: The Secret Message of Jesus," "Robert Jeffress: America has forgotten God, the best hope is prayer" and "Dallas Pastor Uses Bible to Justify Killing N. Korea Boss."

May 15, 2019

Christian Zionists Snap at the Heels of A Man From Galilee: Archbishop Elias Chacour

An Israeli, Arab, Christian  priest and educator got mixed responses at local area churches: warmth and respect from Presbyterians, and a mixture of love and ice water at an Israelist church (this is clear from the questions at the end of this compelling presentation by Archbishop Chacour at this church). Archbishop Elias Chacour is a rotund 69 year old dynamo. As a child of eight he was made homeless by the Israeli army, but against all odds, he and his family stayed in Israel long after most of his villagers became forced refugees elsewhere.  He went on to become one of the most important educators of Arab children, and a Christian citizen of Israel. There, he built schools that teach over 3000, Christian & Muslim children in Galilee, northern Israel.  At the time of the talk, he had just been appointed Archbishop over several Melkite Catholic Churches that are sanctioned by Israel within its territory.  Archbishop Chacour is author of Blood Brothers (Arabs and Israelis) and is a proven advocate of peace, preaching love of all races as his “only weapon.”

May 9, 2019

Educating Evangelicals About Christian Zionism at the Altar Conference

We Hold These Truths has been challenging Christians about the dangers of Christian Zionism since 2002. Our latest effort took place in Fresno, CA at the Altar Conference: Where Heaven Meets Earth," that describes it as "a weekend of dynamic worship and powerful teaching, provoking believers of all backgrounds into a lifestyle of radical pursuit and relentless devotion to Christ." We think that's a great idea. Normally, WHTT vigils are held in front of Christian Zionist churches or events held by Christian Zionist organizations, like Christians United For Israel. Thousands of Christians attended the event and were greeted at three entrance points by members of the WHTT team led by David Jacobs and Craig Hanson. Because the "Free Speech" areas were very close to the lines for the security check points at the entrances, everyone got to see one or more of our signs. In this revealing, 23 minute, podcast, Craig and Dave reflect on some very interesting encounters they had with conference attendees. Many people were clueless about what Zionism is. Craig talked with attendees about how he came out of being a Christian Zionist, even though he didn't know he was one (listen to: "Confessions of a Former Christian Zionist"). Handout mentioned in the podcast: "Does the Bible Require Followers of Jesus to Support the Jewish State of Israel? - Be A Berean: Acts 17:11, Do Your Own Research."

Apr 30, 2019

Israeli Partisans On Warpath in Arizona to Stomp Out Free Speech

AZ-House-anti-ant-iBDS-20190320.jpgA group of Palestinian activists in Arizona went down to the state capitol to challenge a well oiled effort by Israeli partisans to introduce a new and "improved" version of a previous anti-BDS (Boycotts, Divestment & Sanctions) law that was enacted in 2016, and has, subsequently, been struck down by a federal judge in AZ for violating freedom of speech (for details see: "Bill seeks to replace pro-Israel law found unconstitutional"). A  hearing was held by the Arizona House Committee on  International & State Affairs on Senate bill S.1167, the anti-BDS legislation. Present at the hearing was an Israeli partisan lawyer from Washington, DC  arguing for the anti-BDS legislation. Ultimately, the bill passed the House of Representatives by a margin of 37 to 21, with 2 abstentions. It, also, passed passed the Senate and was signed into law by the governor. It is interesting to note that the 2016 legislation passed by a larger margin of 46-14 in the House. Opposition is growing! ACLU lawyer, Brian Hauss sums it up in his article "Arizona Lawmakers Running Scared After Anti-Boycott Law Ruled Unconstitutional." And, more encouraging news comes from Texas where another anti-BDS law has been declared unconstitutional in a federal court ("Court Rules Texas Anti-Boycott Law is Unconstitutional, Protects First Amendment Right to Boycott"). This 28 minute podcast discusses and analyzes the inspirational challenges made to the legislation in Arizona.

Apr 9, 2019

Deceptions Preached Inside Christian Zionist Churches

Wolf_In_Sheep_Clothing-09.jpgThis is the first podcast in a series entitled "The Christian Bible, War & Peace, and Where Is America Going Wrong." We Hold These Truths' Craig Hanson was asked by a Christian friend to review a sermon, "Trust Issues" by the pastor of the friend's church, and to give him some feedback. Craig's analysis is very insightful and cogent in this 26 minute podcast. Reference material: "Confessions of a Former Christian Zionist," "The Shadowy Origins of C.I. Scofield: Godfather of Christian Zionism," "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I," "Against Our Better Judgment" by Alison Weir, "Deir Yassin Remembered" and "Does the Bible Require Followers of Jesus to Support the Jewish State of Israel?"

 

Apr 1, 2019

Christian Zionists and the Christchurch Massacre

Sign-Where_Are_The_Peace_Makers.jpgAmerican Christian Zionists have wholeheartedly supported the war on Islam to protect Israel and harbor a fear and loathing of Muslims and Islam. Christian Zionist preacher, John Hagee confirmed this notion when he prayed, before the 2003 war on Iraq, for the US to go to war to protect Israel (see, "John Hagee with Benny Hinn: Praying for Israel in the Name of Jesus").  In this lively, 16 minute podcast, that you won't find on the MSM, Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths discuss Chuck's article, "Christchurch Massacre: Devout Christians and Israeli Zionists are Responsible."

Mar 29, 2019

Countering Christian Zionists Dual Allegiance

Millions of American, evangelical Christians don't even realize that they have been conditioned to believe that the modern state of Israel is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy and that they must have a dual allegiance to both the US and Israel to be right with God. We Hold These Truths has been dispelling this myth for the past 17 years. We've conducted about 200 vigils in front of Christian Zionist churches and events. Our California Central Valley Outreach Director, David Jacob and his team found this concept of dual allegiance to be true at a recent vigil they conducted in Fresno at a new venue, a Christian rock concert with singer Michael W. Smith as the headliner. Attendees were greeted by the WHTT team, who engaged them with signs, dialog and a handout, "Does the Bible Require Folowers of Jesus to Support the Jewish State of Israel." In this thoughtful, 27 minute podcast, David Jacobs and members of We Hold These Truths discuss the vigil and the important lessons they learned including the concept of Christian Nationalism.

Mar 25, 2019

Tribute to Linda Compton: A Compassionate Christian Peacemaker

Linda-Tom-01.jpgLinda Compton was the beloved wife of one of We Hold These Truths founding directors, Tom Compton. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 1, 2016. Linda was loved by all who knew her. She was a diligent student of the Bible and taught women's Bible studies for over 20 years. Linda was a perfect example of a compassionate, Christian peacemaker, in thought and deed. This 28 minute podcast is a tribute to Linda, focusing on her courage to change her course, as related to the Bible studies she had been teaching for years. Only when you listen to the whole podcast will you understand the importance of what Linda did. Jesus taught: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." [Matthew 5:9]. Oh, that more Christians would take that command to heart!

Mar 4, 2019

Christian Zionist Leaders: Hardly Peacemakers

Jesus was the Prince of Peace and taught his followers: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9). Why do so many prominent, Christian Zionists ignore what Jesus taught? Find out why in this thoughtful, 27 minute podcast. We take a look at a few of these Christian leaders who include John Hagee (Christians United For Israel), Ann Graham Lotz (daughter of Billy Graham), Kay Arthur (Precepts Ministries), Richard Land & Pastor Robert Jeffress (spiritual adviser to the President), both of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Dr. Wayne Grudem (Seminary professor and author of "Systematic Theology" and “Politics According to the Bible“). Find out why Linda Compton, wife of one of We Hold These Truths' founding directors, Tom Compton, stopped teaching Precept Ministries Bible studies for women, after she had taught about 50 different Precepts studies, five years before she passed away.

Mar 2, 2019

Ask Your Pastor: Why Israel?

We Hold These Truths has been challenging Christian Zionist Churches since 2002 by holding vigils urging fellow Christians to advocate for peace and justice in the Middle East. Our West Coast Outreach Director, Craig Hanson, recently asked a pastor hosting a CUFI (Christians United For Israel) "Why Israel?" event in California, why should Christians support Israel. In this 13 minute, podcast zinger, Craig and members of We Hold These Truths discuss the letter he sent to the pastor and the importance of challenging the theology that puts Israel ahead of Jesus Christ. We think it's time that more Christians ask of their pastors, "Why Israel?" We are pleased to recommend the group, Christians United For Israel and Palestine, that stands in stark contrast to the Christian Zionist theology of CUFI.

Feb 28, 2019

Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths: Off the Beaten Path

Chuck Carlson, founder of We Hold These Truths is interviewed on the "Off the Beaten Path" show with host Steve Elkins on RBN (Republic Broadcsting Network). Chuck's article, "The Unholy Trinity for War: The Federal Reserve, Christian Zionists, and the Current White House" is discussed in depth in this program along with Chuck's insights into his mission to educate people about the dangers of Christian Zionism. As a way of introduction to Steve Elkins' listeners, the soundtrack of We Hold These Truths' award winning documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I" was played in hour one of the program. This is hour two (54 minutes).

Feb 14, 2019

The FED, POTUS and Christian Zionists: Unholy Trinity for War - Q&A

All-wars-are-bankers-wars-08.pngThis is the question and answer part of our podcast, "The FED, POTUS and Christian Zionists: Unholy Trinity for War." Americans are woefully uneducated about the machinations of the Federal Reserve System that provides the primary mechanism to finance America's serial wars.

 

 

Feb 14, 2019

The FED, POTUS and Christian Zionists: Unholy Trinity for War

All-wars-are-bankers-wars-08.pngAmericans are woefully uneducated about the machinations of the Federal Reserve System that provides the primary mechanism to finance America's serial wars. In this 30 minute Podcast, Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths go behind the scene, discussing Chuck's article, "The Unholy Trinity for War," that makes the connection between the Federal Reserve System, Christian Zionists and the current White House administration. Questions and answers can be found in a separate podcast (click here).

 

 

Feb 1, 2019

Chuck Baldwin on Trump’s Wall & Swamp Creatures

Baldwin_Chuck-07.jpgPastor Chuck Baldwin rejoins us with an appeal to his fellow, evangelical, Christian leaders, who have been blinded by President Donald Trump and his cast of appointed "swamp creatures" to his administration. In this 32 minute podcast, Pastor Baldwin is interviewed by Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths. Referenced in this podcast are: WHTT's interview with Dr. Baldwin about his journey out of Christian Zionism - "Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism," and two articles by Chuck Baldwin - "Now It’s William Barr: When Will Christians And Conservatives Stop Making Excuses For Donald Trump?" and "Declare A State Of Emergency To Build The Wall?"

 

Jan 24, 2019

Does Israel Have a Shoot to Cripple & Maim Policy Against Palestinians?

Israel-Palestine-Tensions-UN-shooting-to-maim-inGaza-01.jpgIsrael denies it has a "shoot to cripple and maim" policy against Palestinians, but abundant evidence exists to support this claim. In this 20 min. podcast, members of We Hold These Truths look into these claims. Sources like the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, tend to corroborate these claims, for example, in their article, "Is the IDF conducting a kneecapping campaign in the West Bank?" Another example is the Washington Post article, "Blasted limbs, broken dreams."  Also, referenced in this podcast are these articles: "Israel Shooting to Cripple & Maim," "Israel Continues with its Shoot to Cripple & Maim Policy in Gaza" and "Inhuman Cruelty in Gaza Exposed by BBC & TRT World."

Dec 24, 2018

How the US Media Controls the Narrative on the Israel-Palestine Issue

Hill_Marc_Lamont-01.jpgThe firing of political commentator, Marc Lamont Hill, by CNN is an excellent example of how the MSM (Main Stream Media) controls the narrative on the Israel/Palestine issue. Show too much empathy for the plight of the Palestinians, and you'll become a persona non grata or worse. In this 16 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss how CNN commentators like Chris Cuomo are allowed to continue on at CNN while appearing to be objective about the Israel/Palestine issue. Gideon Levy of the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, explains this phenomena well in his article, "In U.S. media, Israel is untouchable." Also referenced in this podcast is our documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part 1."

Dec 20, 2018

Will Americans Have To Take a Loyalty Oath to Israel Instead of U.S.?

Rick Sanchez of RT America reports on a phenomena sweeping the nation that makes a mockery of the First Amendment to the US Constitution, that protects the right to free speech. Laws have been enacted by 26 states in America deeming that any person doing work for that state must take a loyalty oath that they currently are not boycotting Israel, or will not in the future. This 4 minute report needs to be watched by anyone valuing the right to freedom of speech. More details about Bahia Amawi, who would not sign the Texas loyalty oath to Israel can be found in the Intercept article, "A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job." Also, there is a bill being proposed in Congress that would make the "Israel Loyalty Oath" the law of the land (see: "Senators Working to Slip Israel Anti-Boycott Law Through in Lame Duck").

 

 

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Dec 6, 2018

Why Synagogue Leaders in Nazareth Tried and Failed to Kill Jesus

Jesus remarked, while teaching at the synagogue in his hometown, Nazareth: “Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown." Pastor Joseph Beach from Amazing Grace Church in Denver, CO, explains how and why the hometown crowd quickly turned from admiring Him as the Messiah, to wanting to kill Him. This was because of what Jesus taught, as reported in the fourth chapter of the gospel of Luke. This is a fascinating study of 34 minutes on a subject that is all but ignored in pulpits across the US. Questions for Pastor Joe follow by Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths that add some very interesting insights for today's Christians. 

Dec 3, 2018

Religious Bigotry Revealed at Israel Honoring Church Event

Faith_Vigil_Arvada_013b.jpgIt's very rare for We Hold These Truths to get media attention at on of their vigils in front of "zionized" churches. Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, CO held their 40th "Night to Honor Israel" recently, but WHTT was not conducting a vigil as we have done at least three times in the past. Thanks to a local reporter who did his homework, WHTT founder Chuck Carlson was quoted in the article, "Honoring Israel: When a local church takes on an international issue." Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT discuss this, in this snappy, 14 minute podcast. To better understand why WHTT challenges "zionized" churches, watch our 4 minute video about one of the vigils held at Faith Bible Chapel, where John Hagee of Christians United For Israel was the featured guest: "John Hagee with Benny Hinn: Praying for war in the name of Jesus."

Nov 15, 2018

Christian Wahhabists Go On The War Path For Israel

Wahabbism-04.jpgWhen several prominent, self proclaimed Christian Zionists went to Saudi Arabia and had an audience with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ("Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Hosts Rare Meeting With American Evangelical Christians"), Chuck Carlson of WHTT thinks "Christian Wahhabists" would be a more appropriate moniker. Find out the significance of the term "Christian Wahhabbism" in this 20 minute program. For background on this program, please read Chuck Carlson's article, "'Christian' Wahhabism: The New Cult for War on Iran."

Nov 14, 2018

Ron Paul Lashes Out at Trump Admin Over Iran Starvation Policy

Retired, constitutional Congressman Ron Paul is asking a question about the Trump administration’s ‘neoconservative’ policy regarding how to handle the situation with Iran: Is it normal? In this powerful, 4 minute video, Ron Paul notes: "It’s not often that US Government officials are honest when they talk about our foreign policy. The unprovoked 2003 attack on Iraq was called a “liberation.” The 2011 US-led destruction of Libya was a “humanitarian intervention.” And so on. So, in a way, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was refreshingly honest last week when, speaking about newly-imposed US sanctions, he told the BBC that the Iranian leadership “has to make a decision that they want their people to eat.” It was an honest admission that new US sanctions are designed to starve Iranians unless the Iranian leadership accepts US demands. His statement also reveals the lengths to which the neocons are willing to go to get their “regime change” in Iran. Just like then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said it was “worth it” that half a million Iraqi children died because of our sanctions [in the 1990's] on that country, Pompeo is letting us know that a few million dead Iranians is also “worth it” if the government in Tehran can be overthrown.

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Nov 7, 2018

Unwinding the Middle East Puzzle

The vast majority of Americans are oblivious to the fact that the US has a war based economy that needs enemies and wars to stay afloat. Most of these Americans are stuck in a left vs. right, Democrat vs. Republican paradigm. Americans are dragged into wars by both Democrats and Republicans. In reality, the major party in the US is the "War Party."  In this 20 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT discuss Chuck Baldwin's insightful article, "How To Identify The People Who Truly Do NOT Get It" (We suggest reading Chuck Baldwin's article before listening to this podcast.)

 

Oct 31, 2018

Challenging American Christians at Christ At The Checkpoint-USA

20181018_105906a.jpgSadly, American, evangelical Christians mostly get one side of the Israeli/Palestine conflict narrative. And, that is the "zionised" Christian version that claims that modern Israel is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy, and, that only modern Jews have a right to live in Israel. Christ At The Checkpoint-USA held their first conference in the US in Oklahoma City to tell the Palestinian Christian side of the story. Palestinian Christians are the "living stones," of the Holy Land, and, for the most part, are ignored by American Christian pilgrims visiting the "dead stone" sites in the Holy Land. We Hold These Truths had a booth at the conference and came away very encouraged by the gathering. In this 34 min., fascinating and thought provoking podcast, members of WHTT discuss the CATC-USA conference and challenge their fellow Christians to tell the other side of the story to anyone who will listen. Videos of the speakers at the conference can be viewed here.  Also, we recommend watching Palestinian Pastor Alex Awad's excellent video presentation: "Palestinian Christians in the Shadow of Christian Zionism."

Oct 7, 2018

The Strong Delusions of Christian Zionists

Strong-Delusion-of-Christian-Zionism_.jpgThe evidence of the strong delusions held by Christian Zionists is explored by Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths in an interview on Dr. Kevin Barrett's "Truth Jihad" radio program. Chuck delves into the history of C.I. Scofield, "Godfather of Christian Zionism," and Scofield's connection to powerful zionists like Samuel Untemyer that helped with the publishing of his Scofield Reference Bible by the Oxford Press, who had never published a book by an American author until that time. This is a very interesting, 51 minute program.

Sep 20, 2018

The Bankers’ Unfolding Scheme for War on the Millenial Generation-Audio

War-On-Millenials-01.jpgA most critical fact about President Donald Trump is that he is an invention of the International Bankers Cabal (IBC) that owns and controls the Federal Reserve System. The IBC is the faceless structure that creates the FED dollars necessary to finance the private wars which, like most of his predecessors, President Trump is inciting with every passing day.  The IBC also influences the major international news media.  These brewing wars are enveloping our current youngest adult generation, the Millennials, much as WWII dominated the lives of the so-called “Greatest Generation.” In this controversial, 19 minute, podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss Chuck's ground breaking article, "The Bankers’ Unfolding Scheme for War on the Millennial Generation." Background material referenced in the podcast: "Federal Reserve’s Role in Financing America’s Wars," War Is A Racket" by Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler and "Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace" by Gore Vidal.

Sep 14, 2018

A Palestinian Love Story and a New Museum to Tell the Story

Ana-Michele-02.jpgWe met the remarkable Ana Michele last summer at the Holy Land Trust's month long Iktashef Experience, based in Bethlehem, in the West Bank of Palestine. Ana Michele went to Israel and Palestine to find out for herself about the conflict because she had been inspired by a college professor that told a different side of the conflict, not widely known in the US. In this 25 minute interview, Ana Michele tells us about the transformation she experienced in Palestine that led her to help with the founding of the Museum of the Palestinian People in Washington, DC. If after hearing her inspiring stories about the Tent of Nations farm near Bethlehem and a heartwarming encounter with a Palestinian family she met in a refugee camp near Bethlehem, you may want to donate to the museum (Click Here). As mentioned in the program, there is a survey being taken by the museum to help them with ideas to eductate the public about Palestinians. (Click Here)

Sep 3, 2018

The Southern Baptists Love Affair with Modern Israel

Jeffress_Robert-06a.jpgThe Southern Baptist Convention's leadership loves to defend Israel, using mostly political arguments or corrupted biblical theology. Since our first vigil in Nov. 2002, We Hold These Truths has been challenging Southern Baptists and their leaders. (see: "WHTT Asks Southern Baptist Convention Messengers To Choose Life Not War") In this 33 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT discuss biblical responses to the Southern Baptists surrounding their recent support for the move of the American embassy, in Israel, to Jerusalem. The dedication ceremony was led by a prayer given by Southern Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress (see: "Dallas Pastor Uses Bible To Justify Killing N Korea Boss"). Referenced in the podcast: "Israel embassy, protests draw Baptist reactions," "The Israeli Emperor Has No Clothes" and WHTT on Southern Baptists. (Graphic: Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church of Dallas)

Aug 23, 2018

Why Neo-Christians Are Hostile to Peace in the Middle East

Two recent actions by members of We Hold These Truths in Fresno, CA and Scottsdale, AZ highlight the continuing need to challenge Neo-Christian churches on issues like peace in the Middle East. Our team in Fresno challenged the California Southern Baptist Convention at their state headquarters in Fresno with some interesting results, both encouraging and and troubling. In Scottsdale, the ongoing need to challenge our church leaders is revealed in this 34 minute podcast by Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT. Excellent references mentioned in the program are: "WHTT Asks Southern Baptist Convention Messengers To Choose Life Not War," "Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism" and "Does the Bible Require Followers of Jesus to Support the Jewish State of Israel."

 

Aug 9, 2018

Palestinian Christians in Gaza are Between 2 Fires

Massad_Hanna-01.jpgPastor Dr. Hanna Massad is a Palestinian Christian with a fascinating story. He was born in a Gaza refugee camp because his parents and grandparents, and over 750,000 Palestinians, were forced off their land in Palestine, by the Zionists in 1948, when Israel was founded. In this remarkable and inspiring, 44 minute podcast, Pastor Hanna is interviewed by Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths. We learn about the challenges Palestinian Christians face in Gaza and the West Bank of Palestine. They are caught between two fires: the brutal Israeli occupation and radicalized Muslims. Growing up in Gaza, Christians like Hanna Massad and his family lived peaceably with their Muslim neighbors. We learn from Pastor Hanna the impact of Christian Zionism and the Israel-first policies of the US government on Palestinian Christians and Muslims. An excellent book that includes a story about Pastor Hanna, and delves into the plight of evangelical Christians in the Holy Land is: "Between 2 Fires: The Untold Stories of the Palestinian Christians"' by Jack Kindaid. If you were moved by Pastor Hanna's story, any help with his ministry would be greatfully appreciated. It is: Christian Mission to Gaza and it helps with Gaza relief, the Gaza Baptist Church (Yes, there still is a Evangelical Baptist church in Gaza, praise God!), Iraqi & Syrian refugee relief.

Jul 18, 2018

Why American evangelicals are a huge base of support for Israel

Christian_Zionism-22.jpg"Evangelical Christians make up the biggest pro-Israel bloc in the US. Support for Israel is stronger among American evangelicals than it is even among American Jews. According to a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, 82 percent of white evangelicals think God gave Israel to the Jewish people. Less than half as many Jewish Americans or Catholic Americans agree." Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss this tought that was presented in an article entitled "Why American evangelicals are a huge base of support for Israel" by Christopher Connelly at pri.org. The companion commentary to this 28 minute podcast is "Public Radio Details Judaized Christians’ Passion for Israel." Referenced in the podcast: "Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism" and "Confessions of a Former Christian Zionist."

Jul 15, 2018

A Public Banking Revolution Is Headed to Los Angeles

Public_Bank-LA-01.jpgChallenging the international bankers and the corrupt mega-banks is no small task. Phoenix Goodman, co-founder of the PublicBankLA movement, discusses with Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths, his group's intriguing efforts to get the City of Los Angeles to start a public bank. Los Angeles manages more than five billion dollars in annual revenue collected from tax, fee and fine payers. The city paid over $109 million in transactional and origination fees to commercial banks in 2016. In an era of consolidation, where banks have grown too-big-to-fail, any discerning city will soon run out of options of where to put its money. The PublicBankLA campaign has convinced the Los Angels City Council to put an iniative for starting a city, public bank on the ballot for voter approval. A very successful example of a public bank is the Bank of North Dakota that has been existence for almost 100 years. For articles by WHTT about public banking: Click here (32 minutes)

Jul 14, 2018

Christians Challenging Christians In Fresno

Since 2002, We Hold These Truths has conducted over 200 vigils at "zionized" churches around the US. A group in Fresno has taken the WHTT message to Clovis Hills Community Church (CHCC) near Fresno, CA. In this 12 minute podcast, David Jacobs and his crew reveal the success of their vigil. CHCC is a Southern Baptist Convention church, but doesn't advertise it as such. We can understand why that is, as evidenced in our reports, "Choose Life, Not War!" and "WHTT Asks Southern Baptist Convention Messengers To Choose Life Not War" that challenge Southern Baptists.

Jun 15, 2018

Franklin Graham Goes to Bat for Israel

Graham_Franklin-Fresno-20180528-02a.jpgMillions of "zionized" Christians have been jumping for joy with the moving of the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Among them is Franklin Graham, son of deceased evangelist, Billy Graham. Evidence that Franklin Graham is a genuine, "zionized" Christian should be obvious to the intuitively obvious to the casual observer in these two articles: "Franklin Graham links return of Christ to opening of US embassy in Jerusalem," "Franklin Graham Speaks at Israeli Embassy." Franklin Graham has conducted a "Decision America" California. Friends of We Hold These Truths, in Fresno, CA conducted a vigil at the event with remarkable results. In this 15 minute zinger of a program we learn from Kitty Jacobs that the Graham tour has been meeting with opppostion at other stops. One of Kitty's signs asks the question, "Is Jesus or the State of Israel the Fulfillment of Prophecy. Choose!"

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