Jan 19, 2021

American Christians, Israel and Zionism

In this video, our founder, Charles E. Carlson speaks about his solo walk-in visit to the Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip in March 2002. There he witnessed and filmed an Israeli bombing raid from the roof of a building owned by the Southern Baptist Convention. Chuck gave this account to members of the Institute for Historical Review two years later. The video account of this bombing raid can be seen in our documentary, “The Roots of Christian Zionism: How Scofield Sowed Seeds of Apostasy”. In the second segment of this 50-minute talk, he explains Zionist Christian's distortion of the bible and why its followers support Israel despite its documented brutality toward the Palestinians. His talk marked the beginning of We Hold These Truths' nineteen-year study of and challenge to the biblical corruption that has fostered Israel's unbroken history of killings. The publication referred by Chuck in his presentation is "The Source of Our War Problem: Why Judeo-Christians Do Not Demand Peace".

Jan 11, 2021

Uncovering Mainline Christian Zionism

Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss the existence of Christian Zionism in mainline Christian churches.

Dec 20, 2020

Exposing the “Ugly” of Christian Zionism

At We Hold These Truths it has been our mission to expose the Evangelical Church to the dangers and Biblical errors of Christian Zionism. An interesting phenomenon has occurred as we’ve seen the churches that we’ve tried to reach actually become more entrenched in their zionist doctrine, to the point where many Christians now wear the moniker of “Christian Zionist” as a badge of honor and stamp of approval by God. Craig Hanson discusses his article, "Exposing the "Ugly" of Christian Zionism", with Chuck Carlson and Tom Compton in this 33-minute video interview.

Nov 23, 2020

Christian Zionism” The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I

We Hold These Truths has been working for peace in the Holy Land since 2002. This documentary was made to challenge Christians who believe that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy even to the exclusion of Palestinian Christians living there. Our 29-minute documentary was recognized as a contribution to peace by being given a special award at the 4th Ammar Popular Film Festival in Tehran, Iran,  in January 2014.  This film exposes what should be three, obvious truths:  1. The US has a war based economy that is dependent upon the support for its many wars by Christians under the influence of Christian Zionism.  2. Christian Zionism is a corruption of traditional Christianity that has been promoted for just over 100 years, through the Scofield Reference Bible. 3. The Palestinians have been under a brutal military occupation by Israel since 1967.  An example of this brutality was an Israeli attack on Gaza that killed four and wounded 40 in 2002, which was witnessed, videoed, and reported by Charles E. Carlson, the Writer/Director of this documentary.  This attack was four years before Hamas came to power and the 3 devastating wars on Gaza in 2008/2009, 2012, and 2014  The last major assault on Gaza in 2014, “Operation Protective Edge” resulted in over 2,000 Palestinians killed of whom were 500 children. This planned operation has turned into a genocidal assault on Gaza with the Israelis bombing hospitals and schools, and civilian casualties hovering around 75% of the total while destroying the infrastructure of the world’s largest, open-air prison (Bob Simon of CBS News described Gaza this way in 2009 in an interview with Charlie Rose). Today, Gaza is on the brink of being uninhabitable.

Sep 29, 2020

When Israel Attacked US Liberty

USS-Liberty-01a.pngIf Israel is the only true US ally in the Middle East why would Israeli forces deliberately attack the USS Liberty surveillance ship sitting in international waters during the 1967 "Six-Day War"? And, why would President Lyndon Johnson order the cover-up of the attack that killed 34 and wounded 172 of the 294 man complement? Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths delves into the little known history that has been so successfully hidden for over 50 years. References: TruNews - "Sacrificing Liberty trailer (2020); TruNews - "Q & A with the USS Liberty survivors" (2020); TruNews - "USS Liberty Survivors detail horrors of attack and theft of America" (2020); USS Liberty Veterans Association - "Claims, Facts & Comments" (2020); BBC - "The USS Liberty Incident: Dead in the Water" (2002);  Al Jazeera - "The Day Israel Attacked America" (2014); "Attack on the USS Liberty: Eye Witness Testimony by Don Pageler" (2013).

Jul 6, 2020

Palestinian Lives Matter!

The Israel lobby doesn't want a connection to be made between the plight of Palestinians living under a brutal Israeli military occupation and the recent racial protests in the US. The majority of Americans and the vast majority of Christian Zionists are oblivious to the plight of the Palestinians. Craig Hanson, Chuck Carlson, and Tom Compton believe that Palestinian lives matter and discuss the recent developments described in an article by Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada, "Israel lobby sees Black Lives Matter as a major strategic threat."

Jun 14, 2020

Christianity: One Covenant or Two?

Christians usually refer to two distinct covenants, the Old and the New, the times before and after the coming of Jesus. Find out about the concept of a Dual Covenant and its connection to the theology of "Christian Zionism" in this video with Chuck Carlson, Craig Hanson and Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths. Referenced in the program are: "What is Dual-Covenant Theology?" and "A Theological Response to Christian Zionism By Dr. Rob Dalrymple".


May 18, 2020

Partial Media Exposure of FED Printing Press

Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths will look behind the Federal Reserve's curtain hidden behind the mainstream media spin masters. Reuters published a new list of the financial manipulations planned by the Federal Reserve System (FED) to support the economy in the article "What the Federal Reserve has done in the coronavirus crisis". Reuters tells part of the truth about the Federal Reserve Bank, but not a word of who runs it, nor how this money creation affects our lives by diluting the value of dollars we hold, spend, save and depend upon. (See Chuck's analysis in "Press’ Half Truth Policy about Covid-19 and Our Money")

Apr 24, 2020

Trigger for WWW-III

In the middle of a pandemic, a financial collapse is lurking around the corner. Will the solution to avoid a depression in the US and around the world be another war against a more credible enemy like China or Russia? Chuck Carlson, a former stockbroker and founder of We Hold These Truths, focuses on the bizarre tactics of the Federal Reserve to pump the economy into prosperity. What's going on?

Mar 26, 2020

The Money War and the Covid-19 Virus Crisis - Video -

Chuck Carlson, Craig Hanson and Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths discuss the medical, political and financial events surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic event presently gripping the world. Chuck Carlson, a former stockbroker will focus on the financial implications and ramifications of the current crisis as described in his article "The Money War to Come After the Covid-19 Crisis Ends."

Mar 5, 2020

Enemies of tthe State

We Hold These Truths' California Outreach Director, Craig Hanson discusses with Chuck Carlson the implications for peace and justice or lack thereof revealed at the March 2-3, 2020 annual meeting of AIPAC, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, in Washington, DC. At the convention, luminaries like Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo champion the concept that Anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism. In other words, criticism of unjust Israeli policies and actions toward Palestinians constitutes anti-semitism and "Enemies of the State."

Mar 3, 2020

Support for Palestine Coming From Unusual Sources

Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson discuss the implications of a video by Vox, "How a Bible prophecy shapes Trump’s foreign policy," that has had over a million views. It exposes the impact of Christian Zionists on US policies with Israel and Palestine. Also, the Telos Group, a supporter of Palestinian rights is discussed in light of the funding for it by George Soros, who says he is not a Zionist.

Feb 18, 2020

How a Bible prophecy shapes Trump’s foreign policy

This video talks about the influence of Christian Zionists on the policies of the current occupant of the White House. We Hold These Truths has exposed Christian Zionists like VP Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Congresswoman Michelle Bachman who are featured in this 7-minute video. Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson of WHTT will analyze this video in a live stream program on our Facebook & YouTube sites.


Feb 17, 2020

Sherry’s Holy War for Israel

The founding of Israel in 1948 has become a major, theological focal point for millions of American evangelical Christians. In 2001 We Hold These Truths founder, Chuck Carlson, had an ongoing dialog with a “Judaeo-Christian” (who would now be called a “Christian Zionist”) named Sherry that resulted in a six-part series that can be read at “Sherry’s War: A Second Look“. Chuck and Craig Hanson discuss what made Sherry believe that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy and think the way she did. The analysis in this video presentation is carried up to the current state of Christian Zionism.

Jan 30, 2020

Exposing National Bible Studies With A Christian Zionist Bent

American evangelical Christians have been conditioned to accept the modern state of Israel as being a fulfillment of biblical prophecy through national Bible studies like Precepts Ministries, founded by Kay Arthur. In this 30-minute video program Chuck Carlson, Craig Hanson and Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths discuss Chuck's groundbreaking article, "Zionism promoted through Bible studies at a church near you." While the theology of Christian Zionism in these studies is usually subtle, the extreme Zionist sentiment as exhibited in two included video clips featuring Kay Arthur should be intuitively obvious to any honest observer. In this program, Craig Hanson scripturally challenges some of the sacred theology held dear by Christian Zionists.

Jan 23, 2020

Why Evangelical Christians Support US Crimes of Aggression

Pastor Chuck Baldwin is joined by We Hold These Truths' Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson, discussing his recent article, "Trump's Unholy War." Baldwin asserts there is an economic and political agenda behind the present push for what he calls a "Crime of Aggression" upon the Iranian people. Many church leaders unsuspectingly support these acts. Resources mentioned by Pastor Baldwin are available on his website, Chuck Baldwin Live.


Jan 22, 2020

Is America Marching to War Against Iran?

War-Iran-06.pngThe United States has a war based economy that needs enemies to demonize and go to war with. In this 16-minute video, Chuck Carlson, Craig Hanson and Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths discuss Chuck's article, "Latest Middle East War Scheme Revealed," about the US move to start a war on Iran. Sadly, millions of Christian Zionists support the wars in the Middle East to protect Israel (see our video: "John Hagee with Benny Hinn: Praying for War in the Name of Jesus").

Jan 8, 2020

100 Years Later War Is Still A Racket

Butler_Smedly-WarIsARacket-02.jpgMajor General Smedley D. Butler was a military hero of the first rank, the winner of two Medals of Honour, a true "fighting Marine" whose courage and patriotism could not be doubted. Yet he came to believe that the wars in which he and his men had fought and bled and died were all pre-planned conflicts, designed not so much to defend America as to bloat the balance sheets of US banks and corporations. General Smedley Butler’s frank book, "War Is A Racket," shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. General Butler's argument against war are still relevant now more than ever. This is a 60 minute reading of his important revelation.

Dec 26, 2019

Why Do Mainline Churches Take World Peace Seriously

Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths explore Chuck's article, "Mainline Churches Take Lead Toward World Peace," in this 27-minute podcast. Find out how mainline Christians are at the forefront of working for world peace. Evangelical Christian churches, for the most part, either ignore the issue of peace or wholeheartedly support America's serial wars while ignoring the teachings of Jesus, like "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9). There are even evangelical preachers who pray for war or the killing of an enemy. (See: "John Hagee with Benny Hinn: Praying for War in the Name of Jesus" and "Christian Zionist Leaders Hardly Peacemakers") 

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."

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.

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 22, 2019

The Christian Zionism Oxymoron and Lessons Learned from Eustace Mullins

WHTT-Chuck_Carlson-01.jpgChuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths is interviewed by Tom Lacovara on RTR Truth Media program for the first time. Tom covers a lot of ground with Chuck that includes details about Chuck's friendship with the late Eustace Mullins and We Hold These Truths' mission to challenge the false doctrine of Christian Zionism. One commenter on the program concluded this: "Christian Zionism: The spiritual branch of the military-industrial complex." More programs by Tom Lacovara can be seen on his YouTube channel, "RTR Truth Media: Lighting Brushfires of Freedom."

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?”

Jul 25, 2019

Christian Zionist Summit: A Narrative of Lies


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 14, 2019

Countering The “Christian Zionists/Political Complex”

Christians United For Israel, during their 14th annual summit on July 7-8, 2019, were challenged by the campaign, "Rise Against Racism: Counter CUFI." The campaign was sponsored by Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) and joined by Jewish Voice For Peace, American Muslims for Palestine, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. It was endorsed by more than 30 organizations. We Hold These Truths challenged CUFI at its second annual summit in 2007 and endorsed FOSNA's current campaign. CUFI's leader, John Hagee, boasts of being a Christian Zionist and revealed his political version of Christianity at the CUFI summit by inviting prominent Christian Zionist politicians that included VP Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton. In this on the ground report by Mark Bebawi on Arab Voices Radio, Tarek Abuata, executive director of FOSNA and other campaign members are interviewed along with comments by two CUFI attendees. This is a remarkable 50-minute program that exposes the "Christian Zionist/Political Complex."

Jul 14, 2019

Christian Opposition To Christian Zionist Theology Is Growing

FOSNA-20190708-01.jpgTarek Abuata is Executive Director of Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA), a nonprofit, predominantly Christian organization that gives its objective as seeking justice and peace in the Holy Land. Abuata talks on Arab Voices Radio in Houston, TX, about the dangers of Christian Zionism and FOSNA's campaign, "Rise Against Racism: Counter CUFI" (Christians United For Israel). The campaign is headed by Friends of Sabeel North America, Jewish Voice for Peace, American Muslims for Palestine, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and more than 30 organizations, including We Hold These Truths. Tarek Abuata was born into a Palestinian Christian family in Bethlehem, and moved to Texas when he was 12. FOSNA's parent organization is Sabeel, an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians.

Jul 6, 2019

How Pastor Chuck Baldwin Came Out of the Bondage of Christian Zionism

In this remarkable, 61 minute video, Pastor Chuck Baldwin is interviewed by Steven Ben-Nun of Israeli News Live about his journey out of a deep seated and three decades long belief that the modern state of Israel is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. What's remarkable about this interview is that Steven Ben-Nun is a Messianic (Jewish) Christian who had been under the influence of Zionism, himself. The large majority of Messianic Christians are fervent Christian Zionists. We Hold These Truths has, also, interviewed Pastor Baldwin in our podcast, "Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism."


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"

Jun 17, 2019

Open Bethlehem

We say, “Open, Bethlehem!” Sure, tourists can still enter Bethlehem from Jerusalem by transiting the wall and checkpoint that separates Israel from occupied Palestine. Most of the Christians visiting the Holy Land have been conditioned to fear and mistrust Palestinians, even Palestinian Christians. Typically, a tour bus drops the pilgrims off at one of the “dead stones” sites in the Holy Land, like the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Rarely, do these pilgrims get to interact with the local, Palestinian Christians, the “living stones,” to hear the other side of the story. Palestinian, Leila Sansour, documents how her home town, Bethlehem, is being walled in. In this 33 minute, abridged version of her compelling documentary, “Open, Bethlehem” you will learn what is happening to the birthplace of Jesus. Be sure to share this with your friends because Leila’s story will not make the 6 o’clock news!

Jun 17, 2019

“One Day in Gaza” - The Documentary Blocked by Israeli Lobby

"One Day In Gaza" is a BBC documentary that has been shown in the UK, but was cancelled by PBS in the US. It was scheduled to air on May 14, 2019, the anniversary of the "Gaza March of Return" massacre, that occurred one year earlier. Sixty Palestinians in Gaza were killed and On May 14,, 2018, the same day as the dedication of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. This documentary shows both sides of what took place but there is too much damning documentation about Israel's action's that Israeli partisans don't want Americans to know about. The contention of the WHTT podcast, "Does Israel Have a Shoot to Cripple & Maim Policy Against Palestinians?" by Chuck Carlsono, is confirmed by "One Day In Gaza." An excellent analysis of the documentary is done by Alison Weir of If Americans Knew, "View the Frontline Documentary on Gaza that PBS pulled."

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).




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 13, 2019

The Struggle to Save Al-Aqsa and the Holy Land

Filmmaker, Karriem Shabazz, lived and worked, for 15 years, in Syria and traveled throughout the region. To do his part for peace, Karriem wanted to relate the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Using remarkable archival video footage that he obtained from research in the region, Karriem created a compelling documentary about the little known history of what happened in the Holy Land during the past 100 years. The people of Palestine do not deserve to be forgotten or neglected. Deliberately misinformed and deceived, Americans are responsible for, and are the only people who can stop the injustice, apartheid and genocide that is being committed in this Holy Land, against the innocent people of the ancient Biblical land of Samson and Delilah, and David and Goliath. "The Struggle to Save Al-Aqsa and the Holy Lands" begins with the father of Zionism, Theodore Hertzel and ends with the last Intifada when Prime Minister Ariel Sharon provoked this bloodbath of innocent children in 2001. This film documents the impact of the spy T.E. Lawrence, Lord James Arthur Balfour, the British Evangelical Zionists, the League of Nations and the United Nations. Also, this film chronicles the massacres perpetrated by the “Israeli” occupation force, to steal more land and eliminate more of the people of Palestine. These massacres have defined the longest occupation in history from 1948 in Kafr Qasim through the 1950s, 60s and 70s to the massacre of women and children at the UN outpost in Qana, Lebanon 48 years later and is still ongoing.

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 11, 2019

Pastor Chuck Baldwin Thinks Evangelical Christian Zionists Are Driving Americans to Atheism

Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin was a Christian Zionist and a protege of Jerry Falwell, the founder of the Moral Majority in the 1970's. Falwell was a diehard, theological supporter of the modern state of Israel. Israel appreciated Falwell's support so much that they gave him a Lear jet in 1979. Dr. Baldwin has an "insiders" view of the evangelical church and his article "Evangelicals Unwittingly Pushing America Toward Atheism And Paganism" points to his credentials and confirms his accusations.

This 32 minute podcast is an in depth look at Dr. Baldwin's article, in an interview with Jerry Barrett of Power of Prophecy. Dr. Baldwin notes that "The only groups of people in the United States that support and clamor for more war are Zionist neocons and evangelical Christians (most of whom are also Zionists). Everyone else is sick of war!...Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, among others in Trump’s administration, are touted as being “great Christians.” They say Pompeo keeps an open Bible on his desk. Over and over, these people are loudly lauded as “great Christians.” Haley spent her entire tenure as U.S. Ambassador defending Israel’s indefensible wars and military atrocities. She was nothing but a total toady for Zionist Israel." For background on Dr. Baldwin's story of awakening to the deception of Christian Zionist theology, listen to our podcast, " Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism." Also, our interview "Chuck Baldwin on Trump’s Wall & Swamp Creatures" is most revealing.

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."

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