Jan 2, 2017

Israel Is Walling Off Bethlehem, The Birth Place of Jesus

Millions of American Christians are unaware of the plight of the city of Bethlehem and its Palestinian inhabitants in the West Bank of Palestine. The Israeli built separation wall snakes its way around Bethlehem, even cutting off Palestinians from their own land and nearby Jerusalem. This story is courageously told by Palestinian filmmaker, Leila Sansour in her Open, Bethlehem documentary that is part of a campaign to educate her fellow Christians and the world about the stranglehold by Israel that is slowly causing Palestinian Christians to leave the Holy Land because of the hardships imposed by the military occupation. To increase the awareness of what is happening to Bethlehem, a Bethlehem Passport is being issued by the OPEN BETHLEHEM campaign in partnership with the Governorate of Bethlehem.  So far, the passport has been granted to more than 500 people around the world, including church leaders and heads of states, such as Archbishop Rowan Williams, Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Jimmy Carter. The passport states: “In that the bearer of this passport is a citizen of Bethlehem; that they recognize this ancient city provides a light to the world, and to all people who uphold the values of a just and open society; that they will remain a true friend to Bethlehem through its imprisonment, and that they will strive to keep the ideals of Bethlehem alive as long as the wall stands; we ask you to respect the bearer of the passport and to let them pass freely.” Showings of Open, Bethlehem are starting in the United States after a successful introduction in the UK. Check the website for showings, or the complete documentary can be seen on line (Click Here). This is the 4 minute trailer.  For more information on Liela Sansour's campaign to bring down the wall around Bethlehem check out the Huffington Post UK article.
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Nov 22, 2016

Jesus Left Behind at Christian Zionist Bash

Christian_Zionism-01.jpgWhen attending a Christians United For Israel (CUFI) don't expect Jesus to be invited even when held at a venue like the Lakeview Assembly Church in Stockton, CA. We Hold These Truths' CA Outreach Director, Craig Hanson, conducted a one man vigil recently at a CUFI "Night to Honor Israel" event held at Lakeview. Then, Craig went into the lion's den claiming to be a Christian to find out that Jesus was left behind and not mentioned. Craig's report is most interesting and informative. Be sure to also listen to Craig Hanson's "Confessions of a Former Christian Zionist" to better understand how Christian Zionists' theology work. (28 mins.)

Oct 20, 2016

Confessions of a Former Christian Zionist

Christian Zionism beliefs influence over 40 million American Christians. We Hold These Truths' California Outreach Director, Craig Hanson, has been a dedicated follower of Jesus for over 40 years. During most of that time, Craig was deceived by the Christian Zionist belief that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and that this doctrine was never to be challenged by a dedicated, true believing, premillenial dispensationalist (PMD) Christian. To do or say anything against Israel and its actions toward Palestinians would be a sin against God, according to Christian Zionist dogma. Craig reveals how, over three years ago, he was challenged to re-evaluate his Christian Zionists beliefs that led him to realize that they are very divisive and dangerous to followers of Jesus Christ, and, everyone else. Craig's story is most revealing and eyeopening.  To gain further insight into Christian Zionism, be sure to watch our award winning documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I"  and, listen to our interview with Pastor Rob Dalrymple about his book, "These Brothers of Mine: A Biblical Theology of Land and Family and a Response to Christian Zionism." (40 mins.)

Sep 14, 2016

Establishment Attack By CFR’s Elliott Abrams Belittles, Threatens Lutherans

It was no surprise to see attacks by Zionist supporters of Israel against the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) after two pro-Palestinian resolutions were passed at their recent convention (for background information, listen to our podcast, "ELCA Lutherans Palestinian Peace Not Walls Campaign-Major Breakthrough"). In this podcast we discuss the significance of the recent attack on the ECLA by Council on Foreign Affairs' Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies in an article by him, entitled "The Lutheran Church Attacks Israel, Again." The Council on Foreign Relations is an elite "club" of powerful movers and shakers in Government and Corporate spheres (check out for yourself on the "CFR's Membership Roster") that are considered to constitute the "American Establishment." [23 minutes] Ref. WHTT article, "CFR's Elliott Abrams Threatens, Belittles Lutheran Church"]

Sep 1, 2016

Hebrews 13: 17-25 (Lesson 29)

Mark Horton concludes our in depth examination of the book of Hebrews with an excellent conclusion and summary. If this is the first lesson you've heard, we hope that you will consider listening to the whole series. Many Christians have said that the book of Hebrews is difficult to understand. Mark Horton cuts through the fog with clarity of thought and insight into the meaning of the message in Hebrews that Christ is the perfect replacement to the inferior sacrificial system practiced in the Old Testament. (32 min.)

Aug 29, 2016

Palestine Is Still The Issue

Australian journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger, first made a documentary about the Israel/ Palestine conflict in 1977. After the second Palestinian Intifada (Arabic for "tremor") in 2002, John Pilger returned to Palestine to make another groundbreaking documentary, Palestine Is Still The Issue. Even after 14 years, this remarkable documentary is still valid about the ongoing Israel/ Palestine conflict where illegal Jewish settlements continue to expand into the West Bank of Palestine and an oppressive Israeli military occupation rules Palestinian lives every day. John interviews both Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs to expose the true nature of the conflict. This 52 minute documentary is a must watch, as are other John Pilger films that can be found at: http://johnpilger.com/
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Aug 25, 2016

ELCA Lutherans Palestinian Peace Not Walls Campaign-Major Breakthrough

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) approved a resolution calling on the U.S. government to end all aid to Israel if Israel does not stop building settlements and “enable an independent Palestinian state." Voting at its triennial assembly in New Orleans that ended recently, the church also sought a halt to all investment in companies that profit from Israel’s occupation and called on the president of the United States to recognize the State of Palestine. The ELCA has joined several other mainline Christian denominations in calling for a just and peaceful resolution to the Israel/Palestine conflict. Chuck Carlson and Tom Compton discuss this encouraging development and look at the greater context of it in this 16 min. podcast. Ref. ECLA's Peace Not Walls campaign.

Aug 19, 2016

Hebrews 13: 1-16 (Lesson 28)

In this fascinating lesson, you'll learn from Mark Horton why verse 14 of Hebrews 13 can be an anathema to dispensational Christian believers.  [14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. KJV] 28 minutes.


Jul 26, 2016

Creating and Demonizing America’s Enemies

Changing-enemies.jpgSince the fall of communism in the Soviet Union in 1990, Islam has become America's number one enemy. In 1990, before the first war on Iraq was started, Chuck Carlson wrote a groundbreaking letter to his fellow Southern Baptists, urging them not to take the bait of hate and the drums of war being directed against Saddam Hussein and Iraq, a predominantly Muslim country (but with over a million Christian citizens). This fascinating, 19 minute program traces the ongoing war against Islam to the current time.



Jul 11, 2016

Vigil To Punch A Hole In The Israeli Separation-Apartheid Wall

Dr. Dan Tirza was appointed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be the Chief Architect of the Israeli "Security Barrier" (more accurately known by honest observers as the "Separation/Apartheid Wall"). Christians United For Israel (CUFI), the Neo-Christian/Christian Zionist organization, has been showcasing Dr. Tirza at their "Standing With Israel" events that are held in churches around the country. Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths talks about the effectiveness of his one man vigil to challenge The Oasis Church's CUFI event in Tucson, AZ. It wasn't planned to be a one man vigil, but that's how "organizing" goes sometimes. Tom is joined by fellow one man vigiler veterans, Craig Hanson and Chuck Carlson to talk about our vigils of conscience. The New York Times article exposing the myth that Israel built a "Security Barrier" is "Smugglers in West Bank Open Door to Jobs in Israel, and Violence" and the revealing, Mondoweiss story that fills in the holes the NY Times left out is "Front-page article in ‘NYT’ exposes the lie that wall is a security barrier." Also, mentioned in the 23 minute podcast, is "These Brothers of Mine" by Rob Dalrymple.

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Jun 30, 2016

The War Of Words Against Russia Could Turn Hot

It should be obvious to an honest observer that the United States has a war based economy that needs creditable enemies to keep the war machine well oiled. With the continued demonetization of Vladimir Putin and Russia, is the US trying to provoke a hot war with Russia? The two articles mentioned in the program are "America's Biggest of All Big Lies. We're Not Threatening Russia" and "U.S. State Department Officials Call For Strikes Against Syria'a Assad." Also, the documentary, "All Wars Are Bankers' Wars" is worth watching. Also, worth reading is the book, "Secrets of the Federal Reserve" by Eustace Mullins. (21 mins.)

Jun 28, 2016

Hebrews 12: 12-29 (Lesson 27)

This powerful lesson in Hebrews 12, by Mark Horton, focuses on the concept that Jesus should be the center of all believers' spiritual existence. And, they should keep their eyes focused on Him. Unfortunately, the cares of the world and false doctrines can get in the way and distort the perception of others to Christianity. Mahatma Gandhi is report to have said, "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." (38 minutes)

Jun 20, 2016

Call Them Neo-Christians

Neo-Christianity is defined as a reinterpretation of Christianity in terms of a current philosophy. The Neo-Christian movement is dominated by Christian Zionism, that is the largest Christian sect in America, whose belief system has been formalized within the last 110 years. Christian Zionist belief is wrapped around the idea that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and that anything said or done against Israel constitutes a sin against God. It's a tightly held belief as evidenced by a recent encounter by Chuck Carlson at a street fair in Denver. Craig Hanson and Tom Compton join Chuck to discuss the pitfalls of talking to Christians with Neo-Christian leanings in this revealing program. For background information, see Chuck Carlson's article, "Call Them Neo-Christians." (30 minutes)

Jun 11, 2016

Neo-Christians Use Scofield Bible To Justify War

Neo-Christian, cult-like Christian Zionism is being exposed more frequently for what it really is, an aberrant version of traditional Christianity. In this program, Chuck Carlson, Tom Compton, Craig Hanson and Glen Lesnick of We Hold These Truths discuss an insightful article, "Zionism's Un-Christian Bible" by Maidhc O Cathail, a journalist from Ireland. Mr. O Cathail's article concludes with this thought, "But it is the people of the Middle East who have suffered most at the hands of an expansionist Israel, emboldened by the unswerving allegiance of America’s Christian Zionists who were led to believe that Scofield’s words were God’s will." Here are the references mentioned in the program: "These Brothers of Mine: A Biblical Theology of Land and Family and a Response to Christian Zionism" (book and interview) by Dr. Rob Dalrymple. (27 mins.) Kudos to Maidhc O Cathail.

Jun 3, 2016

Hebrews 12: 1-11 (Lesson 26)

The purpose of the book of Hebrews was, in part, to prepare God's people to endure what trials may come their way. Mark Horton discusses the examples of Christ's endurance in this lesson of 30 minutes.

May 30, 2016

Neo-Christian Churches Are Missing Out On Righteous Indignation

Neo-Christians support America's unjust wars without question and seem oblivious to what the famous Catholic theologian, Thomas Aquinas (1224-1275 AD) said, "He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And, if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust." The unjust military occupation of Palestine by Israel is an example where there is a lack of knowledge and righteous indignation, for the most part, by Neo-Christians. We Hold These Truths' Tom Compton recently learned from Palestinian Ambassador Maen Rashid AreiKat (Chief Representative of the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States) about their new understanding that educating American Christians to the plight of Palestinians, is vitally important. Don't miss this powerful, 17 minute program. [Photo: Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat (r.) and Tom Compton (l.)]

May 24, 2016

Romans 13 Neo-Christians Sorry Excuse for War

Christian Zionists and Neo-Christians routinely justify the wars of aggression by the United States of America by citing the thirteenth chapter of the book of Romans, written by the Apostle Paul. We Hold These Truths' award winning documentary, Christian Zionism: The Tragedy and The Turning, Part I  was recently challenged by a veteran, who wrote in part: "I am not a Christian Zionist...Charles E. Carlson (at the ~4:00 mark) does not know his bible either. He does not understand Romans 13, and the fact that the State does wield the power of the sword." In this podcast we look at Romans 13 and what should be our take away from it based on a ground breaking article, "Romans 13: Neo-Christians Sorry Excuse for War" written by Chuck Carlson a few years ago. Did Romans 13 give German Christians the authority to follow Hitler wherever he led them? (29 min.)

May 19, 2016

The International Currency Clique’s Attack on Savers

Chuck Carlson discusses his groundbreaking article, "ICC Puts Savers at Risk to the Dollar / Debt Bubble." To describe the machinations of the key central banks of the US (The private Federal Reserve System), the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan, Chuck Carlson has coined the term "International Currency Clique." With interest rates approaching zero or negative, find out what are the ramifications and morality of these actions in this 26 minute program. For a revealing background history on the Federal Reserve System, read Eustace Mullins' book, "Secrets of the Federal Reserve."

May 9, 2016

End Times Passover Author Joe Ortiz Challenges Christian Zionism

Joe Ortiz, author of The End Times Passover and Why Christians Will Suffer "Great Tribulation" joins Chuck Carlson, Tom Compton, Craig Hanson and Mark Horton of We Hold These Truths for a fascinating look at the misguided and dangerous theology of Christian Zionists. (27 minutes)

May 4, 2016

Hebrews 11: 32-40 (Lesson 25)

Mark Horton continues our study of Hebrews with a fascinating look at more heroes of the faith, found in the Old Testament, who pointed the way to the coming of Jesus: Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, also David and Samuel, the prophets. 26 minutes.


May 1, 2016

Nakba - The Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Mention the word "Nakba" to most Americans and you will get a blank stare. "Nakba" is a the Arabic word for "catastrophe" and refers to the forced expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 from their homes, and the destruction of over 400 of their villages by the Zionists while establishing the modern state of Israel. We Hold These Truths was a co-sponsor of the North America Nakba Tour stop in Phoenix. In this 19 minute program, we lift the curtain that hides the truth about Nakba. Also, we also discuss a dubious "shared value" between the US and Israel.


Apr 22, 2016

Palestinian Refugee Exposes the Zionist Theft of Her Home 68 Years Ago

Mariam Fathalla, an 86 year old, stateless, Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon, has come to the US and Canada to tell her story about the Nakba (the Arabic word for "Catastrophe) that she, and her family, lived through in 1948. Mariam and over 750,000 other Palestinians were forcibly expelled from Palestine, and, around 500 of their villages were destroyed by the Zionists, in their drive to set up the modern state of Israel. For more background on the North America Nakba Tour with Mariam and Amena Ashkar,  click here & here.

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Apr 17, 2016

Stateless Palestinian Refugee From Lebanon Denied Free Speech At Stanford

Nakba-Tour-Phoenix-04.jpgZionists love to control, influence or shut down the debate on the Israel/Palestine issue by using questions like "Does Israel have a right to exist?" When stateless, Palestinian refugee, Amena Ashkar, who resides in Lebanon, was asked this question by members of the Standford Students for Justice in Palestine, she told them, "No!" They didn't ask her, "Does Palestine have a right to exist?"  We Hold These Truths is proud to have co-sponsored the North America Nakba Tour stop in Phoenix on April 10, 2016. While in Phoenix, time was taken to interview Amena Ashkar about what happened at Stanford University and why she decided to not speak there when restrictions were put on her about what she could or could not say. Remarkably, these restrictions were placed on her by "sympathetic" supporters of Palestine not by overt Zionists. For background info: Click here.
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Apr 14, 2016

Hebrews 11: 13-31 (lesson 24)

In this lesson we learn that Abraham and the patriarchs of the Old Testament long for a heavenly or spiritual realm. Jesus bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual realms. Don't miss the lively questions. Once you listen to this episode, you'll want to listen to all the rest of Mark Horton's lessons on Hebrews. 39 min.

Apr 11, 2016

Erik Prince and the Hired Killers In The Regime Change Business

Chuck Carlson analyzes a curious interview with Erik Prince, founder of the infamous mercenary army, Blackwater Worldwide, in a neocon publication, Breitbart. Recall that numerous Blackwater "security guards" have been tried and convicted for killing innocent civilians in places like Iraq. Now, Prince is all concerned about the fate of Christians in the Middle East while demonizing Muslims. Conveniently, Prince makes no mention of the culpability of the US and its allies in the wars they created in the Middle East, and, the resulting blowback from them that is affecting innocent Christians and Muslims in the region. Don't miss this insightful, 19 minute program.

Apr 7, 2016

Another Look at Shared Values by America and Israel

Here's some shared values by America and Israel that will not be mentioned by US politicians stumping for office. Expressing "shared values" enumerated in this 2 1/2 min. video from Apartheid Adventures would be an almost certain kiss of death for any aspiring candidate for a US federal office (congressman, senator or president). Don't miss our version, "Sharing Values - The American and Israeli Way."

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Apr 4, 2016

Sharing Values - The American and Israeli Way

Cruz_Ted-AIPAC-02.jpgUS politicians love to pledge their allegiance to Israel, when given a chance. Sen. Ted Cruz demonstrated this in his address to the 2016 AIPAC convention. "Israel is a democracy that shares our values." The concept of "shared values" should include the American and Israeli governments' treatment of their respective, indigenous populations, Indians and Palestinians. Here are two examples that come to mind that are in a pdf file.
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Apr 3, 2016

Hebrews 11: 4-12 (Lesson 23)

Faith is the confidence in unseen things and is associated with righteousness. In this very interesting lesson by Mark Horton, the faith of Able, Enoch, Noah and Abraham are delved into in depth. 34 min.

Mar 29, 2016

Major Presidential Candidates Except the Bern Pledge Allegiance to AIPAC and Israel

US presidential candidates, without the blessings of AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee) don't have a prayer of winning in the general elections. Front runners Hilary Clinton, Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump understand this and delivered their "pledges of allegiance to Israel" speeches to the 18,000 delegates assembled at the recently held AIPAC convention in Washington, DC. Sen. Bernie Sanders was the noticeable exception. as he had declined the invitation from AIPAC to speak. Instead, he delivered some critical remarks, while on the campaign trail in Utah, about Israel's destructive policies against the Palestinians. (see here and here)  Sanders, who is Jewish, like prominent, Jewish industrialist Benjamin Freedman, challenged the Zionists on the issue of Israel. Chuck Carlson and WHTT members discuss the implications of all this in this lively, 28 min. program. The link to Benjamin Freedman's 1961 address about the Zionists' little known role in the founding of the state Israel can be heard here.

Mar 24, 2016

Challenging Sen. Marco Rubio and All the Other War Party Candidates

Senator Marco Rubio, another War Party presidential candidate, has dropped out of the 2016 race for the next President of the United States, who will, no doubt, lead America into another disastrous war. In reality, the U.S. only has one party. That group would be the War Party, with two branches that squabble over non lethal issues...the Democrat Party and the Republican Party. We get wars with either party. When Sen. Marco Rubio spoke at a Christian Zionist college in Phoenix, We Hold These Truths joined in with some anti-war protestors to ask questions like, "Who Would Jesus Bomb?" - "Blessed Are The Peacemakers" - "Choose Life Not War" - "No More Wars for Israel." Thanks to the local Spanish language TV station, Univision, our efforts received very favorable coverage of one and a half minutes.
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Mar 22, 2016

Hebrews 10: 32 - 11:3 (Lesson 22)

Hebrews-03.jpgMark Horton looks into the definition of the word "faith" that is introduced in this section of Hebrews. What are the nuances of the statement: "Now faith is the sustance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen." 29 mins.

Mar 19, 2016

Father Elias Chacour: Man of Galilee Working for Peace and Reconciliation In Israel

This inspiring and remarkable 22 min. documentary is about Father Elias Chacour, a man of peace and reconciliation, and, the schools he started in Ibillin, Israel, in the Galilee region. Father Chacour is an Arab citizen of Israel. The Mar Elias Schools have over 3000 students and teachers that include Christians, Jews and Muslims. Father Chacour's schools have become a shining example and a beacon of hope in a land full of strife and despair.
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Mar 16, 2016

What Does Israel Mean To You?

Christians in the United States are divided on what the word "Israel" means. Christian Zionists think of the modern state of Israel as the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy requiring obsequious obedience to it no matter how it mistreats its Palestinian occupants. Other Christians think of modern Israel as a secular, apostate country in the Middle East who took its name from an ancient person, Israel (whose original name was Jacob), a tribe named Israel, or Israel, the northern kingdom that was divided from the other Hebrews in Judah.  In this eyeopening address, given by Dr. Rob Dalrymple at Valley Christian Center in Dublin, CA, the many meanings of "Israel" are delved into using the whole context of the Bible. Dr.. Dalrypmple is author of the book, "These Brothers of Mine:  A Biblical Theology of Land and Family and a Response to Christian Zionism." Also, be sure to listen to our interview with Dr. Dalrymple, "A Theological Response to Christian Zionism by Dr. Rob Dalrymple."
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Mar 14, 2016

Gaza Refugees Denied USA Asylum

In this revealing, 19 min. podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT discuss the cases of Hisham and Mounis, Palestinians from Gaza, who are seeking asylum in the United States, not by illegal immigration, but by turning themselves into ICE (Immigragtion & Customs Enforcement) at the Mexico/Arizona border. They have been held in an ICE detention center in Florence, AZ for over a year because Palestine is not recognized as a country by the United States (they are considered stateless people), even though Palestine is by 134 other countries around the world  (see here). A discussion about the broader issues of refugees and immigration and the culpability of the United States is included. For background stories on Hisham and Mounis see here & here. Also, for background info on the US overthrow of the democratically elected leader of Guatemala mentioned in the podcast, see here & here.

Mar 13, 2016

Hebrews 10: 26-31 (Lesson 21)

In this lesson, Mark Horton discusses the warning given by the writer of Hebrews to the Judean followers of Christ who are contemplating returning to their synagogues to avoid future persecution. 32 mins.

Mar 3, 2016

Super Tuesday - Trumpomania and The Bern

ISanders-Trump-01.jpgs the 2016 primaries bought and paid for politics, or is it different this time? Our four WHTT panelists were unusually divided about Donald Trump & Bernie Sanders.  What do you think, comments welcome about our thought provoking, 18 minute program. Reference articles: here, here, Trumpomania and The Bern

Feb 29, 2016

Jesus said “Blessed are the Peacemakers” and He meant It

In this insightful, 18 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson,, Tom Compton and Craig Hanson look into what Jesus meant by His call to His followers: "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God" (Matthew 5:9). Christians who advocate war (for example, see our four minute video, "John Hagee With Benny Hinn: Praying for War in the Name of Jesus") send an errant message to non-Christians that contradicts the teachings of Jesus.

Feb 28, 2016

Hebrews 10: 19-25 (Lesson 20)

In this 32 minute Bible examination, Mark Horton looks at the significance and meaning of the phrase "the blood of Christ" and the "house of God." In the book of Hebrews and throughout the New Testament, physical things are used to demonstrate spiritual truths.


Feb 22, 2016

Remembering the Palestinian Nakba: The Sands of Sorrow

Our friends at the Free Palestine Movement (FPM) are organizing a North America Nakba Tour to raise the awareness of the Nakba, the Catastrophe, of 1948, where over 700,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes and over 400 of their villages were destroyed by the Zionists founders of Israel and their terrorist operations, like the Irgun and the Stern Gang. For background on the Nakba, please watch this historic documentary, Sands of Sorrow, made in 1950. Please check FPM's website to find out  If the tour is coming to your city and how you can help to educate others about the issue.
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Feb 15, 2016

Hebrews 10: 11-18 (Lesson 19)

In this 28 minute Bible examination by Mark Horton and members of We Hold These Truths we learn that once the Israelite's' temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD, no mechanism remained for sins to be covered until the blood of Jesus could do away with them for once and all. God's plan was to cleanse all who would believe, by faith, in Jesus, so that they could go directly to Him, not through the intercessory priesthood of the Old Testament, for forgiveness of sins.

Feb 8, 2016

Hebrews 10: 1-10 (Lesson 18)

In this 28 minute Bible examination, we offer this warning to any dispensational, Christian Zionists who happen to listen: "Warning! This program contains thought provoking ideas that may require a paradign shift for the thinking listener." Mark Horton looks at the concept that it was impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Nothing in the Law of Moses could cleanse the conscience of a guilty sinner. Hebrews stresses the supremacy of unseen spiritual things over physical things. The children of Abraham are children by faith, not by blood lineage. The questions and comments by Chuck Carlson, Richard Edmondson, Craig Hanson and Glen Lesnick make this a great lesson worth a listen or two.

Feb 4, 2016

Millions Of Lovable, Corrupted Christians Believe Zionist Doctrine

We always welcome challenges here at We Hold These Truths. In this dynamic, 23 minute program, we address an email sent to Chuck Carlson from "Miss Vicky." Chuck starts his reply: "No, Miss Vicki, I do not want to “see millions of Jews killed during the Second Coming, as you wrote to us.  But, I am more worried about you because it appears that you believe the false doctrine you quoted me, and, more than likely, you spread it.  Your doctrine is called Christian Zionism, and, it causes millions to see Jesus as a destroyer of Jews unless they are converted to Jesus first. Let’s talk about it as two followers of Christ, trying to correctly follow Him." Our program includes a discussion about C.I. Scofield and his reference Bible. (Check out "The Shadowy Origins of C.I. Scofield: Godfather of Christian Zionism" for a more in depth look at Scofield, and, our documentary, Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I as mentioned in the program.) Don't miss this one!

Jan 29, 2016

Christian Zionist Waning Influence On Presidential Politics

When Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump recently spoke at Liberty University (founded by the late Jerry Falwell, one of the godfathers of the Christian Zionist movement), he didn't even mention Israel in his hour long address. What's going on? In this provocative, 26 minute program Chuck Carlson, Tom Compton, Craig Hanson and Glen Lesnick of We Hold These Truths are joined by Richard Edmondson of Fig Trees & Vineyards to look beyond the politics of the upcoming presidential campaigns that include ardent Israel apologists like Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. A must listen!

Jan 25, 2016

Legacy of USUSG’s Serial Wars: Rising Civilian Deaths in Iraq

In this compelling, 16 minute program, Chuck Carlson is joined by Tom Compton, Craig Hanson and Leslie Fort of We Hold These Truths to analyze a recent UN News Center report, "'Staggering' civilian death toll in Iraq - UN Report." The report talks about the roll of ISIS in these deaths but includes no mention of the USUSG's (United States Un-elected Supra Government) culpability. We look behind the scene and try to answer questions like, "Why aren't evangelical Christians praying for peace?" and "Didn't Jesus teach peace?" [The chart shown is from iraqbodycount.org]

Jan 21, 2016

Israel Says Palestinian Territory Gaza Is Not Occupied, The World Says It Is

Gaza-Occupation-Aljazeera-2015-03.jpg Please take 2 minutes to watch this powerful eyeopener that appeared on Aljazeera's program, "Reality Check" and pass it on! Reporter Mehdi Hasan challenges Israel's narrative that they no longer occupy the Gaza strip. Mehdi argues that Israel still controls Gaza's borders, airspace and territorial waters. He also points to the fact Israel controls the population register, meaning the government defines who is and who is not a resident of Gaza. Israel says it no longer occupies Gaza after disengaging from the strip of land in 2005. But Palestinians, international organizations, human rights groups and governments, including the United States, argue Gaza is still occupied. Be sure you spread this video far and wide.
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Jan 20, 2016

Hebrews 9: 23-28 (lesson 17)

In this 34 minute lesson by Mark Horton we learn that the entire gospel is presented in chapter 9 of Hebrews. Also, we learn that the eternal purpose of God was was to create the universe so that man could dwell there and that God could dwell in men's hearts as taught by Jesus.

Jan 18, 2016

Blowback: The Consequences of US Neocon Serial Wars Against Islam

Blowback-02.jpgIn this informative, 20 minute program Chuck Carlson, Tom Compton and Glen Lesnick of We Hold These Truths discuss Dr. Ron Paul's recent, must view address that we entitled "Islam is Not the Problem, The US Empire Is" in the context of the wars on Islamic countries conducted by the US since the first Gulf War against Iraq in 1991. The derivation and meaning of the terms "neocon" and "blowback" are delved into in this program. A related program that may, also, be of interest is "Public Misled Again About the Manufactured Sunni Vs. Shia Muslim Split."

Jan 12, 2016

Public Misled Again About the Manufactured Sunni vs. Shia Muslim Split

In this thought provoking, 22 minute program, Chuck Carlson and Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths present a more logical explanation than Fox News' and Donald Trump's endless tirades about a rift between Sunni and Shia Muslims. It is just not so, as we have experienced in long association with friends from both branches of Islam who coexist peacefully. This program includes a discussion about the Wahhabi sect, and how it is used, not as a practicing religion, but largely as population control mechanism by the secular, sometimes hard drinking, dope dealing, mega-billionaire royalty of Saudi Arabia. There it reigns terror on non-royal, Saudi citizens, and, even guests.  For openers, both Wahhabi and ISIS sects behead for punishment, but no other Islamic sect does!  The two articles referenced in the podcast are:: "The Wall Street Skew of the Saudi/Iranian Rift" and "The US Warmakers' Divide and Conquer Strategies in the Middle East."


Jan 7, 2016

Hebrews 9: 15-22 (lesson16)

In this 28 minute study, Mark Horton discusses the eternal nature of the New Covenant in Jesus. In the Old Covenant, the age of Moses had a beginning and an end. Christ is the only eternal, perfect sacrifice.

Dec 28, 2015

Israel Divine Right or Might?

Christian Zionists claim that Israel has a "Divine Right" to the land while more people are awakening to the fact that it's purely a matter of superior might that Israel doesn't want to share the land. In this 3 minute, Press.TV interview, Rev. Stephen Sizer talks about the Church of Scotland issuing a report, "The Inheritance of Abraham. A report on the 'promised land'" that questions the "Divine Right" of Israel.
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