Kirill I, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow, and all Russia
Christians in the Middle East are becoming rare and this is due to the oppression put upon them and the outright murder of them by the Islamic majority. Christians are being forced to either give up their Christianity and convert to Islam or they are killed and in some cases they are not even given that option as radical Muslim terrorists simply attack churches and summarily kill all Christians inside as they worship God. The story is the same all across the Middle East and in nations where Muslims are the majority. Yes, Christians are being persecuted and slaughtered like sheep and this is no more apparent than in Muslim nations around the world.
Ironically, the Middle East is the very birthplace of Christendom and prior to the Muslim conquest of the region out of Saudi Arabia after the Muslim Prophet Mohammad founded Islam this region was predominately Christian in faith. As Islam expanded our of the Arabian desert and into other areas of the Middle East Muslims faced strong opposition. Some of Mohammad’s followers fled to Ethiopia where they sought the protection of the Christian king of Ethiopia. The king gave them that protection despite the fact that the Muslims had a different faith other than his own. He gave them sanctuary and protection and there some of them remained seeking to make converts to this newly found religion.
In Syria when the first Muslims arrived they had no place to worship. There was a church in Damascus that was shared by the Christians and Jews there. Seeing that the Muslims had no place to worship the Christians and the Jews invited them to use the church as well. And so, for a time, the three faiths shared the same center of worship with Christians worshiping on Sundays, Jews on Saturdays, and the Muslims on Fridays. And the Muslims there would often attend Christian festivals and participate! Eventually, the Jews built their own synagogue and the Christians built a new church and sold the old church to the Muslims. The Muslims then turned it into the first mosque in Syria and today it is known as the Grand Mosque in Damascus.
I point this bit if history out to show you that there was a time when the three faiths tolerated and respected each other and there was a time when Christian kings protected the Muslims and gave them refuge from their many enemies and yet today it seems that the Muslims have forgotten this time ever existed. And now they see Christians and Jews as their mortal enemies and seek to slaughter them like sheep. How sad our modern times have become. But that’s not all because as Muslims are reducing Christians to near zero in the Middle East the larger world of Christians seem oblivious to it all. Where is the outrage? Where is the demands that Muslim nations stop the slaughter? Why do modern Christians sit by doing and saying nothing as their brethren die in mass in this historic land? The silence is not only deafening but beyond tragic and somehow I don’t think sitting by silently as the brethren are slaughtered is what Jesus would do!! Continue Reading
Commentary by— the Fiery Evangelist
I’ve been thinking about religion a lot lately and specifically about Christianity. I’ve been wondering what in the hell is wrong with Christians today. Why don’t they stand up and fight back? Why to they turn a blind eye to their brethren being slaughters by radical Muslims in places like Syria, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan et al? Why do they not protest LOUDLY against the indoctrination in our public schools into Islam, Satanism, and everything else EXCEPT Christianity? Why don’t Christians stand up for their beliefs and faith instead of acting like COWARDS and being silent? Why don’t Christians take a stand for BIBLICAL morals and values instead of turning the other cheek when presented with any old SICKO perverted value that goes directly against their faith?
In times gone by our churches used to be Fortresses for the Faithful in which generations of the faithful were raised up to become Christian SOLDIERS so they could engage in the “good fight” for the glory of Christ. And our pastors used to be like commanding generals pointing us in the right direction in our ongoing battle between light and darkness, good and evil. Notice I said USED TO BE? That’s because today our churches are little more than nice social clubs and hospitals for the spiritually wounded and fearful and our pastors are little more than nurse maids!
I think MOST Christians have LOST their direction and forgotten their MISSION. I think MANY have been conned by the very false teachers and lying prophets that Christ warned us about! I think some have given into a LYING gospel of the world and forgotten the GOSPEL taught by Christ and the Apostles. In short, there’s no doubt in my mind that we are living today in the Great Apostasy as foretold in the New Testament when MOST people have turned away and against God in favor of the trinkets and dust collectors of the world. And for many their faith is no longer even lukewarm because, honestly, their faith is DEAD! Continue Reading
One of the cornerstones of our Republic is that one is “innocent until proven guilty” but it appears that the GOP powers that be adhere to a different standard, that being, one is “guilty until proven innocent.” Ironically, the concept of “guilty until proven innocent” is a cornerstone of dictatorships and Communist states not Democratic Republics so it seems that the GOP has a few things confused. I mean, after all, they are constantly talking about our “just” system and our “Republic” but I guess when it comes down to it all of their talk is just empty words.
What I’m referring to is the sexual allegations made yesterday against Judge Roy Moore who is running on the GOP ticket for the Senate in Alabama. More is the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and you might remember him for his staunch stance on his refusal to remove the 10 Commandments from the Alabama Supreme Court building not so long ago. Moore is a staunch conservative, former prosecutor, and a proud Christian. And I suspect, strongly, that it is the last item I mentioned that has the GOP up in arms behind the scenes. After all, Christians seem to be taboo in our “anything goes no mattter how SICK it is” society! Continue Reading
I want to address two things in this post. First is Puerto Rico and second is the Affordable Health Care Act (aka: Obamacare). Let me begin with Puerto Rico. Yesterday the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico Carmen Yulin Cruz accused Trump of “genocide” in relation to the recovery effort in Puerto Rico following a massive hurricane that devastated the US territory a few weeks ago. Notice Puerto Rico is a US TERRITORY and NOT some foreign country? Puerto Rico was bankrupt before the hurricane hit and now the infrastructure is completely devastated making life almost impossible on the island. Trumps response has left a lot to be desired and yesterday after Congress (yes they actually did something) passed a bill granting more funding for disaster relief his response was tweeting that “we can’t stay in Puerto Rico forever.” WTF? What in the hell was that tweet all about? No one expects FEMA to stay in Puerto Rico forever and, frankly, his statement (yes he has said all of his tweets are OFFICIAL presidential statements) was inappropriate. So what does Trump plan to do? Leave the people of Puerto Rico to fend for themselves and be content with the US territory sinking into a Third World State?
I like what US Representative Luis V. Gutierrez D-Ill said yesterday. He said,, “I ask every American that has love, and not hate in their hearts, to stand with Puerto Rico and let this President know we WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE!”. I think Gutierrez hit the nail on the head because HATE is the problem here with Trump! I knew during his presidential campaign 2016 when the KKK and Neo-Nazis came out quickly supporting Trump that something was amiss and his slow response to condemn the riots in Charlottesville involving Neo-Nazis demonstrating there only added more proof that Trump IS A RACIST! This plus all of his rhetoric about Mexico and his beloved Berlin-style SOVIET wall he wants to build is all proof that this president does NOT see himself as President of all Americans especially Hispanic and Minority Americans! How much more proof do we need that Trump is a hardcore RACIST? Add atop all of this his recent move to suspend DACA which threatens to deport Hispanic youth that were brought to America illegally by their parents crossing our border illegally and you’ve got plenty of evidence that Trump is a RACIST.
Globalists all over the planet are presently engaged in a childish temper tantrum over the election of the outsider Donald Trump put into the American presidency. These “citizens of the world” have suddenly found themselves confronted by a man who is a Nationalist and who adheres to the tenet of “America First.” Never in their wildest dreams did they think such a Nationalist could ever occupy the Oval Office for, surely they thought, the progressive movement in the US was coming along rather successfully and better than anyone could have imagined. But, as Trump entered the Oval Office and as the prime globalist Barack Obama made his exit it became clear that the agenda of globalism had NOT progressed in America as far as the progressives around the world thought. Thus the temper tantrums!
The globalists promote an ideology of political correctness and multiculturalism. Their plan is to integrate all of the various cultures on planet Earth via demographic change (real immigration legal or not). But Trump is also throwing a wrench into this beloved globalist change by banning immigration from KNOWN nations who support terrorism and the globalist do not like that one bit. In fact, it seems that Trump knows the globalist agenda well and is attempting to do everything he can to insure that it does NOT take firm root in America as it already has in Europe.
Another part of the globalist agenda is to bring down Christianity by any and every means because the globalists know that along with the American male, American pride, and American independence that Christianity is an obstacle to the full implementation of their global agenda of Communism! They know that should Christianity remain strong in the West their envisioned “Koom ba ya” paradise will never fully exist. And so, one of the goals of globalism is the wholesale destruction of Christendom or, at least, the demise of it so that it is reduced to a minor religion. And we find an excellent example of the globalist assault on Christianity in France today!
Historically and traditionally France has been a bastion of Christendom. France had man powerful Christian kings in the past. France often aligned itself with the Popes during times of conflict and France led the Crusades in the Middle East against the Muslims. France is one of the nations that has historically been the vanguard and defender of Christendom but today this is all changing as France more and more abandons that role and casts the Church and Christ aside! Continue Reading