Islam v. Christianity – Are All Religions The Same?

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In his interesting mind, President Obama sets all religions on an equal footing. Are they all the same?

Every hour of the day atheists and unbelievers assail the name of Jesus Christ, the Name above all Names. One artist was paid handsomely for his “art”, a crucifix in a jar of urine. No, we didn’t burn down art galleries or commit mass murder. We who bear the image of Jesus Christ count it all joy, when we are persecuted, reviled and cursed. Jesus said to us, “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

We who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ recognize that all persecution and name calling against us validates to others this personal relationship. Jesus isn’t harmed by those who curse him. The persons who curse harm themselves.

With Islam, it’s somewhat different. Their false prophet isn’t capable of enduring criticism, apparently. So it is, the followers of Muhammad feel compelled to come to his defense, thereby signifying they agree he is vulnerable and incapable of defending himself.

Horrific butchery by Muslims in Paris brought to mind another time, another place. The situation was a confrontation between the prophet Elijah and the false prophets of Baal. You can read the story from the Old Testament, 1 Kings 18:16-40 [link to scripture: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/… ]

Reading the above Bible story reminds me of the butchery, brutality and terror wrought by so-called “radical Muslims”. They aren’t radical. They’re just following orders.

The Living God doesn’t require of His children the slaughter of Muslims in His defense. Instead, God is showing Himself merciful to those who curse Him. Curse Him? Yes, you see, as Jesus explains in John 17:19-21, we believers have living within us the Spirit of the Living God, El-Shaddai. When Muslims curse us, they are cursing our Heavenly Father. Does our Heavenly Father then instruct us to gun them down, chop off their heads and violate their women? Heavens, no! Instead, he instructs us to love them, to pray for them and to bless them.

On April 6, 2009 in Turkey, President Obama said “one of the great strengths of the United States is — although as I mentioned, we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.” [ABC News, Huma Kahn, 7/4/2009]

Yes, there is a difference, Mr. Barack Obama. We Christians and Jews are “bound by ideals and a set of values” very different from those of your Muslim friends.

Erḥamkha Adonai

John White

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Speaking one’s mind is one thing. Threatening the lives of persons, is a crime.

Terroristic Threats – Not a good thing

Chicago: Aries Woodfin was arrested after posting threats to “kill cops and innocent white kids”. The Blaze reports alleged postings of photographs of white children on his Facebook page.

Aries Woodfin

His close friend Beatrice Franklin defended Aries, saying “he was just speaking his mind“. Yes, Beatrice, that’s why your friend was arrested. Terroristic threats are criminal offenses in every state of the union.

Read the story from The Blaze: http://www.theblaze.com/…/man-arrested-after-threatening-t…/

Where do we go from here? Do we dig trenches and start a mini version of World War Three on America’s streets? No, say I. Doing so simply moves us in the direction of the fascists who thrive on chaos. Don’t you remember those infamous words of Rahm Emanuel who said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste“?

Some call subversive actions by racists a function of the Cloward-Piven strategy. Perhaps. I simplify. What’s happening is racial division unseen since the 1950’s and 1960’s during the Civil Rights Movement when Democrats, people we now call liberal progressives, strived to keep America divided. E Pluribus Unum was not their slogan.

What then shall we do?

First of all, don’t lose control of yourself when angered. God created anger to motivate us to action, positive action, not revenge. God reserves all vengeance to himself.

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and for the Peace of America. Not one or the other. Both.

Don’t take offense over anything. I say this after having words with an ignorant motorist at our busy post office this afternoon. I repent. Let’s plan our responses in advance. As it is written, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” – 1 Peter 3:15

Happy New Year, America.

John White

Obama’s Cuban-Venezuelan Connection – Why He Ends the Cuban Embargo: my opinion

The stuff you ought to know - Obama's Cuban-Venezuelan Connection
The stuff you ought to know – Obama’s Cuban-Venezuelan Connection

Venezuela – Approaching the end of a road paved with socialistic ideals

It’s a story we Americans should all know, but few do. For example, do you know Cuban bureaucrats run practically all Venezuelan government departments?

Financial Times reports,The enormous influence that Cuba has gained in Venezuela is one of the most underreported geopolitical developments of recent times. It is also one of the most improbable. Venezuela is nine times bigger than Cuba, three times more populous, and its economy four times larger. The country boasts the world’s largest oil reserves. Yet critical functions of the Venezuelan state are either overseen or directly controlled by Cuban officials.” [April 2014]

Backing up a bit, let’s see how this became possible.

First, let’s consider Venezuelan natural resources: oil, Texas Tea, black gold. Venezuela has more oil than Saudi Arabia. But, while Saudis bask in rich luxuries, Venezuelans can’t pay their debts and are sliding deeper and still deeper into the abyss of national bankruptcy.

There has always been a great divide between the “haves” and the “have nots”, the well-to-do and the down-and-outers. Seeds of discontent eventually produced a garden of social ‘weeds’ that eventually took over the entire ‘garden’.

As in most of the Latin American countries with which I am familiar, those who do well tend to ignore those who do not. For example, when in Peru, I dress very casually: cutoff jeans, knit shirt and tennis shoes, mochila [backpack] to carry my stuff. As I pass well to do Peruvians, they ignore my friendly greetings and look beyond me with a thousand-mile stare as though I am invisible.

Venezuelans who found their ways to financial freedom failed to take impoverished fellow citizens along with them. I’m not talking socialism; I’m talking education, mutual respect and Christian outreach.

The great divide came to a head like an enormous ‘political pimple’ that popped in February 1999 when Hugo Chavez was elected president. His method preceded and possibly marked the trail for liberal progressivism applied by Barack Obama. Chavez couldn’t create law, but he had control of oil revenues out of the state owned PDVSA oil company and it was those revenues he used to construct his socialist utopian paradise. Funds that should have gone to PDVSA infrastructure maintenance were diverted to pay for Chavista ‘reforms’. Except, the country never really blossomed into a paradise. His utopian dream manifested in a dystopian nightmare.

Naturally, as with all socialist theoreticians, Hugo Chavez convinced himself it was the fault of the well to do Venezuelans, the USA and other demons that prevented his dream from coming true.

Chavez, still lacking constitutional authority to enact all he wished, began trading oil for communist bureaucrats and socialized medical care supplied by Cuba’s infamous Castro. Castro uses his well trained bureaucrats and his medical professionals as his “capital” in trade.

Little by little, day by day, Cuba came to totally run the entire country. In one case, a Venezuelan man’s business was expropriated by the government. The businessman went straight to the Cuban embassy to demand return of his business. When asked by a newsman why he went to the embassy, he explained how he was going right to the source.

A second socialist came to be mandatario after the death of Chavez and Maduro continued the failed and ridiculously unrealistic policies and practices of his predecessor. What’s the definition of insanity?

Now, Venezuela is on the verge of total economic collapse. Collapse of Venezuela would mean an inevitable collapse of Cuba’s communist dictatorship. But, Castro has an unexpected benefactor. Want to guess who he is? Are you getting ahead of me?

Darn! You knew all along. Didn’t you? You who guessed Barack Obama win the prize. Yes, the reason Obama was motivated to drop the economic embargo against Cuba was to preserve and protect the castrista communist government.

Now, as Paul Harvey used to say, you know the rest of the story.

John White

Castro and Obama: after 18 months of secret negotiations, do we learn what concessions were made?

Amazing, isn’t it? All these progressive liberals here in our country who know precisely what the Cuban people need, or so they suppose.

Ladies in White peacefully protest
Ladies in White peacefully protest

First, let’s get the opinion of the Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco). Who are these women? They are the wives, mothers, friends and sisters of men persecuted by the communist Castro government. For just over ten years, these valiant ladies have peacefully marched the streets of Havana. They dress all in white and carry flowers. Cuban authorities often violently assault and arrest them, but they just can’t silence them. Why? Because, life in Cuba is the next thing to living in hell itself. These women know the only way they can go is up. Read: ‘Ladies in White’ protesters held in Cuba crackdown http://ow.ly/GePfI

Yoanni Sanchez, philologist, blogger, mom and wife
Yoanni Sanchez, philologist, blogger, mom and wife

Next, let’s introduce Yoanni Sanchez who remarked, “The release of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience; the end of political repression; the ratification of the United Nations covenants on Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the consequent adjustment of domestic laws; and the recognition of Cuban civil society within and outside the island. Extracting these commitments would begin the dismantling of totalitarianism.” But, will this happen? What says Mr. Raul Castro?

Raul Castro praises President Barack Obama. Raul declares he welcomes the relaxing of sanctions, but firmly says Cuba will remain communist. What about the rest of the castristas? What do they say? The ruling class doesn’t want the embargo lifted. Say what?!?!

As Yoanni Sanchez so authoritatively says, this Cuban communist government exists because of an “enemy”, the United States of America. If the EE.UU. is longer an enemy, the communist government could collapse. That would be a good thing, to be sure, but will it happen? If I had a crystal ball, I would chunk it in the garbage. Nonetheless, I can imagine a scenario in which the ruling class dethrones Raul Castro to keep their sweet deal going. Read her blog in English:http://ow.ly/GeQbk

While in Cuba in 2004, during my morning prayer, I think I heard “Cuban will fall in a moment of time”. Later that same day an elderly Cuban man approached me to ask, “What do you see [in the future] for Cuba?” When I shared with him what I thought I heard that same morning, he became agitated and began nervously thumbing through his aged Bible, opening it to Jeremiah 51:8 that says, “Suddenly is Babylon fallen…”. “This” he remarked, “I have prayed on my knees for 17 years.”

Is lifting the embargo a good thing? Liberal progressives on our side of the Straits of Florida say yes. Cuban refugees living here and persecuted Cuban living there say something else. They say no.

By way of introduction, Yoanni Sanchez is the most widely read blogger in the world today. She is a philologist by university training who was born and raised under the heel of Castro’s communist state. She isn’t a refugee and she wasn’t around before the revolution. Her blog translates into about 18 languages and she is on Twitter as @yoanisanchez. She has received numerous awards for her writings. To me, she is somewhat like Winston Churchill with respect to her command of language. Hitler couldn’t silence Churchill and Castro couldn’t silence Yoanni.

John White

OBAMA’S AMERICA: TWO NYPD OFFICERS MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD

The New York Daily News reports on the Saturday tragedy

“Officer Ramos and Officer Liu never had the opportunity to draw their weapons”
“Officer Ramos and Officer Liu never had the opportunity to draw their weapons”

“Two NYPD cops were executed Saturday after a career criminal drove from Baltimore to Brooklyn to kill police officers in a twisted bid to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

“They were, quite simply, assassinated,” a shaken NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said Saturday night.

The shooter — identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley — boasted about wanting to murder cops in the hours before he ambushed the officers outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 2:45 p.m.

“I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours … let’s take 2 of theirs,” Brinsley, 28, wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of a silver handgun.

He also included three hashtags: ShootThePolice, RIPErivGarner (sic) and RIPMikeBrown.

“This may be my final post … I’m putting pigs in a blanket.”

Read the full story from the NY Daily News: http://ow.ly/GeGUn

The cowardly killer committed suicide a short distance from the scene of the crime.

Cowardly and irresponsible Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his girlfriend before murdering two NY Policemen
Cowardly and irresponsible Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his girlfriend before murdering two NY Policemen

This attack unmistakably, without doubt, was inspired by the false claim of NY City Mayor and his co-conspirator Al Sharpton that police officers killed Eric Garner in a ‘choke hold’. The coroner found otherwise. “Garner died thanks to acute and chronic bronchial asthma, obesity, and heart disease”, states the medical examiner’s report. Garner was morbidly obese at 400 pounds and had acute illnesses that led to his death within minutes of the arrest. – Breitbart

Breitbart further reports, “It is vital to separate out the actions of the police from the rationale for their action. That’s because by virtually any logic, it is the height of irresponsibility and depravity for a man to end up dead for selling loose cigarettes. The law that led to this confrontation was pressed forward by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Garner had been arrested some eight times for selling “loosies.””

Due process was and is underway. The first step was the autopsy, the second a grand jury investigation of patrolman Pantaleo.

It was NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg‘s law against selling loose cigarettes that led to the arrest and it was NY Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s JOINT premature condemnation of the police officers with Al Sharpton by his side that led to angry mob scenes where blacks chanted “Hands up, don’t shoot”, immediately changed to “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now.”, according to NBC News. Link to story: http://ow.ly/GeIrK

New York is in a mess – All America is in a mess

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton were quick to blame NYPD officers
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton were quick to blame NYPD officers

The NY Times reports: “Former Gov. George E. Pataki of New York, a Republican, blamed Mayor de Blasio and United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for the shootings of the officers.

“Sickened by these barbaric acts,” Mr. Pataki wrote on Twitter, “which sadly are a predictable outcome of divisive anti-cop rhetoric of ‪#‎ericholder‬ &‪#‎mayordiblasio‬.”

Yes, predictable outcome of divisive anti-cop rhetoric, Mr. Sharpton, President Barack Obama & Mayor Bill de Blasio, led to the murder of these two law enforcement officers.

This is the Hope & Change Obama promised?

Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton aren’t alone as Barack Obama and Eric Holder also have blood on their hands. Practically all the gains made in societal integration since the 60’s have been erased, thanks to the NEW racism that is tearing apart our beloved America.

John White

The Real Cuba – Mass Murder, Tyranny, Greed, Fascism, Child Prostitution

che guevara and firing squads

“Hemos fusilado, fusilamos y seguiremos fusilando”, responds Che Guevara to a news reporter’s question about reported firing squads executing Cubans.

Translated, “We have been shooting, we are shooting and we will continue shooting.” (original article in Spanish http://ow.ly/GbDJR )

An elderly Cuban friend who has lived her entire life on the island, privately told me, “I can show you the pits where they buried the bodies.”

While Fidel Castro would have you believe he was a soldier, he wasn’t. He, like Barack Obama, was a supposed “constitutional lawyer” who never once practiced law before a court. Castro promised “hope and change”, I am told by those who have lived their entire lives.

Unlike most Central American countries, Cuba was not a “peasant population”. At the time of the revolution, Cuba had the fourth largest economy in the western hemisphere and Cubans enjoyed a higher standard of living than our fellow U.S. citizens.

Fidel’s personal wealth is estimated around $900 million. Key to his survival is enrichment of the ruling class that includes military officers.

To all you liberals who delight in Obama’s controversial action of dropping the embargo, I am sure your socialist little hearts are all atwitter.

John White

Liberals, Your Darling Just Contributed to the Deaths of Children

How nice of Mr. Barack Obama. Isn’t it lovely? He released terrorist Latif Mehsud just in time to murder over 100 Pakistani children. What a lovely ‘Christmas present’ (said tongue in cheek) for Pakistani moms and dads left mourning over the loss of their children.

Pakistani Moms Mourning loss of their Children
Pakistani Moms Mourning loss of their Children, because “they are no more”.

What? You don’t agree? But, it’s Obama. How can he possibly do anything wrong, my Liberal friends? He’s your darling, after all.

This is what the LORD says: “A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” – Jeremiah 31:15 NIV

Speaking seriously, what Obama has done demonstrates his pro-Muslim sympathies more than any other act, including bowing to the Saudi king, or recruiting Muslims with Muslim Brotherhood ties to work on his White House staff.

According to Reuters, only eight days before the Taliban faction known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) brutally massacred over 130 school children in Peshawar Pakistan on Tuesday, Obama released the terror group’s second in command, Latif Mehsud.
According to Reuters, only eight days before the Taliban faction known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) brutally massacred over 130 school children in Peshawar Pakistan on Tuesday, Obama released the terror group’s second in command, Latif Mehsud.

Read: TALIBAN LEADER JUST RELEASED BY OBAMA INVOLVED IN THE PAKISTANI SCHOOL MASSACRE http://ow.ly/GaeZw

I invite you to view the picture of mothers mourning over their dead children who died at the hands of Latif Mehsud, Muslim terrorist freed from Guantanamo by this sitting president.

John White