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.
Archive for the 'WHTT' Category
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.
A short distance to the east of Cyprus, experiencing major economic woes, lies Israel where it is business as usual. Israel was just honored by a visit from the U.S. President; Israel’s secretly indebted banking system funds a militarist economy that boasts of power but leaks at every seam. It is the consummate actor, feigning prosperity while it hovers on the brink of national financial suicide. This is an update to Chuck Carlson's investigations into US dollar denominated, Israeli bonds.
According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll: "Among religious groups, sympathy for Israel peaks, at 76%, among evangelical white Protestants [Christian Zionist influenced]. Chuck Carlson discusses how this poll and others are skewed to favor Israel.
A history of two destroyed currencies might well have precluded Israel from selling its own shekel bonds. So, back at the turn of the 21st century, it seems to have invented a counterfeiting scheme to sell U.S. bonds to Americans. It now issues bonds in America, payable in dollars, not shekels. This is a follow-up story to Chuck Carlson's ground breaking story, "Devaluation Risk of Shekel Bonds."
Find out what's behind the move to introduce legislation in states and cities across the US to allow the investment of public funds in "debt obligations backed by the full faith and credit of the State of Israel." Chuck Carlson and others in Colorado are challenging legislation being introduced to buy Israeli bonds. Chuck has found out there is a dark and down side to such investments.
Remote control killing by drones was started in 2002 by President Bush and is being expanded and institutionalized by President Obama. Sadly, very few Americans are objecting to the killing of innocent people in foreign lands, under the guise of eliminating terrorists. We discuss the use of drones and the nomination of John Brennan for the Director of the CIA (we think that truth in labeling laws would require that the initials should stand for Creating Insurgents Abroad).
Israeli filmmaker, Guy Davidi teamed up with Palestinian farmer, Emad Burnat, to create a documentary, 5 Broken Cameras, that has been nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Documentary." It tells the story of the non-violent protests conducted, over seven years, by a West Bank village, Bil'in (surrounded by illegal Israeli settlements) in an effort to stop the confiscation of Palestinian lands by Israel. The Israeli Ministry of Education has banned the showing of the film in schools, although it has been aired on two Israeli documentary channels and shown at theaters. This short video shows the reaction to a film showing to a group of Israeli students. Watch this and you will be amazed at the hope that this film could generate on both sides of the conflict. We've seen 5 Broken Cameras and it is very powerful and moving.
The nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel by President Obama, to be the new Secretary of Defense, is causing a stir among neo-cons, the Israeli lobby and Christian Zionists. Whatever the outcome of this round of politics, this broadcast reveals some constants that never change.
On the road to Damascus, Saul, the Judean who had been persecuting the followers of Christ, is visited by Jesus with a life changing outcome for Saul, who became known as Paul. This is a very interesting study by Mark Horton. Be sure to check out, in detail, the fascinating timeline picture (it happens to be on a grave marker) Mark refers to in the study.
Rev. Stephen Sizer, an Anglican vicar from the UK has written and spoken widely on the phenomena of Christian Zionism. When he was recently attacked by Zionists in the UK for exposing Israel's mistreatment of Palestinian children (see, Child Abuse: Palestinian Children in Israeli Prisons), it was no surprise that the standard pejorative of calling him "anti-semitic" was invoked. Fortunately, a UK group, Jews For Justice for Palestine, has come to Rev. Sizer's defense. In this podcast, we also take a look at attacks by Christian Zionists upon Christians who object to the unfair treatment of Palestinians by Israel.
Here in the US, millions of Christians have been conditioned to fear, and even hate Muslims. We hope that this very touching video will be viewed widely by Christians and Muslims of good will throughout the world.
By a divine appointment, the apostle Philip meets a high ranking, Ethiopian eunuch returning from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Mark Horton delves into the background in Isaiah where this event was foretold.
Regardless of what President Obama or the Congress does about the fiscal cliff, Americans' standard of living and savings will continue to slide because our leaders will only make band aid fixes to our war based economy.
Another tragic killing spree has occurred in the U.S. In Newtown, Connecticut, Adam Lanza, a disturbed young man, murdered 20 young, innocent children and six adults. While President Obama publicly wept for the victims, we note his selective weeping. Where was the remorse for the innocent children (over 300) killed by the vicious attacks by Israel on Gaza in 2008 and 2012? And, what about the innocent children killed in Pakistan by the President's "precision" drone strikes in Pakistan and elsewhere?
There's gold in those end times predictions. "End of the World" prophesies are a hallmark of the Judeo-Christian movement, lately called Christian Zionism. The latest prognosticator, is F. Kenton Beshore, President of the World Bible Society. He thinks Hal Lindsey, the author of the widely successful, end times, prophecy book, The Late Great Planet Earth, written in the 1970's, is right, but his date for Armageddon is off a few years. Pivotal to the end timers' end time beliefs is the founding of the modern state of Israel. Chuck Carlson takes a look behind the curtain.
The apostle Stephen, who performed great wonders and signs, in the name of Jesus, among the Judeans, is brought to the Council of Jerusalem and charged with blasphemy by false witnesses.
Why Home Schooler attacked YWAM at Faith Bible Chapel, & Ted Haggard’s New Life Church
Chuck Carlson revisits an article he wrote in 2008, after the killing of four young Christians in Colorado by Matthew Murray, a product of a Judeo-Christian home. Murray's tragic story shows how Judeo-Christianity (what we now refer to as Christian Zionism, is alienating youth. This a very thought provoking program that you'll want to pass on to others. For more details, you can read the original 2008 article, Behind Matthew Murray’s Church Executions: More Blood on Judeo-Christian Hands.
Chuck Carlson analyzes the predictable endorsement by President Obama to Israel's "war of defense" against Gaza. Evidence shows that this latest round of destruction was started by Israel with the US media and the government unequivocally taking the side of Israel, claiming Hamas was the culprit. We include in our podcast an excellent analysis of the situation in Gaza and Palestine by the Jewish Voice for Peace group.
We review a bold letter sent by 15 leaders from mainline Christian Churches to members of Congress. The signers see a troubling and consistent pattern of disregard by the government of Israel for U.S. policies that support a just and lasting peace, particularly unbridled settlement construction in the West Bank. Chuck Carlson reviews the Zionist attacks against these church leaders.
Is the revolution in Syria a golden one? Or how about the discovery of all those gold bars that are mostly tungsten? Join Chuck Carlson for another look behind the scenes of events shaping our world.
Chuck Carlson posed this question after watching the final debate between President Obama and Republican Presidential challenger, Mitt Romney: "Could all the pandering to the state of Israel by both candidates be attributed to their desire to capture Christian Zionist (Christian right) votes?" After all, they do represent 30 to 40 million potential votes. Warning: Die Hard Republicans or Democrats may be offended by this podcast!
We discuss an opinion piece by Dr. Tristan Sturm that was published in the Jerusalem Post but was removed shortly after posting. The byline to the piece is: "Christian Zionists Support Israel's Risky Policy Decisions." Zionists do not want to disturb their "sleeping giant" supporters who mainly reside in the U.S. Find out why in this podcast with Chuck Carlson.
Mark Horton leads our study in Acts and always very interesting background information pertinent to the Bible study. The early church continues to grow and the apostles pray for boldness.
What is the meaning of Federal Reserve System Chairman Ben Bernanke's recent announcement of Quantitative Easing 3? It appears it just to be another move to keep the big banks profitable and do little to stimulate the economy. Chuck Carlson analyzes the move by the Fed in the context of the upcoming presidential election.
To millions of American evangelical Christians, "Who Would Jesus Bomb?" is a $64,000 question. Especially, if they think the question is connected to the state of Israel. In this podcast we discuss an interchange between one of We Hold These Truths' directors and a substitute Sunday school teacher at his Bible believing church. When asked the $64,000 question, the first time, the substitute said that it wasn't covered in the Bible. And, besides, he went on to say that the people of Iran are not "loveable" and want war. This is quite an eyeopening program. For background information on the phenomena of Christian Zionism in evangelical churches throughout America, check out Chuck Carlson's 2001 paper, "Sherry's War:" Part 1 & Part 2. You can see John Hagee calling for a preemptive strike against Iran in our documentary, The Roots of Christian Zionism.
Our study leader, Mark Horton unearths some more gems from our study in Acts. Find out about Scofield Reference Bible notes written in 1909 that anticipated the modern state of Israel.
Chuck Carlson predicts that the bankers will have their way whichever of the two presidential candidates occupies the White House. And, the American people will be the losers, once again.
This podcast is a report on our recent and second vigil in Washington, DC at the McLean Bible Church. The numbers were in our favor, two of us to thousands of them, because we had the right messages: Blessed Are The Peacemakers, Choose Life Not War and Who Would Jesus Bomb? Find out why our vigils are not protests and what we have learned after ten years of challenging Christian Zionist churches.
Prior to a We Hold these Truths vigil at a Christian Zionist church or event, a letter is sent to the pastors to let them know we're coming and why we are coming. In preparation for the second vigil at a Washington, DC, Christian Zionist, mega-church, McLean Bible Church, Chuck Carlson sent a letter to the pastor, Lon Solomon and copied his staff. This is a very insightful look at the disciples of Christian Zionism.
Filmmaker Danny Boyle of the UK has pulled a fast one, at least in the opinion of Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths. In 2004 Greece hosted the Olympics and is bankrupt. Is England headed for a similar fate only to be bailed out by the US. But who's going to bail the US out?
Our study in Acts includes and in depth discussion about the regathering of physical Israel that took place in the First Century AD. Don't iss the very lively discussion on Scofield's notes in the Scofield Reference bible about the last days.
In this podcast we discuss Chuck Carlson's article, "Bulgaria, the Arab Swede 'Terrorist' and Israel's call to bomb Iran. Right after the tragic killing of six Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, put the blame on Iran without any proof.
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