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Do you think God condones those who pledges their allegiance to a country?
Can you be a Christian and pledge your allegiance to a country… it could be Chile, United States, England, France… any country you choose.
Does God condone your allegiance to a kingdom not his own?
What country does God like best? The USA, Iran, Japan, England, Germany? Can you pledge your allegiance to more than one country?
Why or why not?
Should Christians be neutral and not pledge their allegiance to a country?
Titus 3:1 KJV
“Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates , to be ready to every good work”
Spiritual privileges do not make void or weaken, but confirm civil duties. Mere good words and good meanings are not enough without good work.
But, this applies only in that the laws do not force the person to violate God’s laws.
God favors no nation, but His blessings are upon those people who follow Him and obey His laws. As the only nation founded specifically as a Christian nation and based on Christian values, the USA became the lead country of the world due to this Christian background. As the USA pulls further away from these values, her decline is self evident. God does not shower His blessings on a people gone astray, who turn away from His laws.
Bible, God’s Word
JUST CHECKING IN
A minister passing through his church
In the middle of the day,
Decided to pause by the altar
And see who had come to pray.
Just then the back door opened,
A man came down the aisle,
The minister frowned as he saw
The man hadn’t shaved in a while.
His shirt was kinda shabby
And his coat was worn and frayed,
The man knelt, he bowed his head,
Then rose and walked away.
In the days that followed,
Each noon time came this chap,
Each time he knelt just for a moment,
A lunch pail in his lap.
Well, the minister’s suspicions grew,
With robbery a main fear,
He decided to stop the man and ask him,
‘What are you doing here?’
The old man said, he worked down the road.
Lunch was half an hour.
Lunchtime was his prayer time,
For finding strength and power.
‘I stay only moments, see,
Because the factory is so far away;
As I kneel here talking to the Lord,
This is kinda what I say:
‘I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I’VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN. DON’T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS MIKE CHECKING IN TODAY.’
The minister feeling foolish,
Told Mike, that was fine.
He told the man he was welcome
To come and pray just anytime
Time to go, Mike smiled, said ‘Thanks.’
He hurried to the door.
The minister knelt at the altar,
He’d never done it before.
His cold heart melted, warmed with love,
And met with Jesus there.
As the tears flowed, in his heart,
He repeated old Mike’s prayer:
‘I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, LORD,
HOW HAPPY I’VE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND EACH OTHERS FRIENDSHIP AND YOU TOOK AWAY MY SIN. I DON’T KNOW MUCH OF HOW TO PRAY, BUT I THINK ABOUT YOU EVERYDAY.
SO, JESUS, THIS IS ME CHECKING IN TODAY.’
Past noon one day, the minister noticed
That old Mike hadn’t come.
As more days passed without Mike,
He began to worry some.
At the factory, he asked about him,
Learning he was ill.
The hospital staff was worried,
But he’d given them a thrill.
The week that Mike was with them,
Brought changes in the ward.
His smiles, a joy contagious.
Changed people, were his reward.
The head nurse couldn’t understand
Why Mike was so glad,
When no flowers, calls or cards came,
Not a visitor he had.
The minister stayed by his bed,
He voiced the nurse’s concern:
No friends came to show they cared.
He had nowhere to turn.
Looking surprised, old Mike spoke
Up and with a winsome smile;
‘the nurse is wrong, she couldn’t know,
That he’s in here all the while
Everyday at noon He’s here,
A dear friend of mine, you see,
He sits right down, takes my hand,
Leans over and says to me:
‘I JUST CAME AGAIN TO TELL YOU, MIKE,
HOW HAPPY I HAVE BEEN, SINCE WE FOUND THIS FRIENDSHIP, AND I TOOK AWAY YOUR SIN.
ALWAYS LOVE TO HEAR YOU PRAY,
I THINK ABOUT YOU EACH DAY, AND SO Mike, THIS IS JESUS CHECKING IN TODAY.’
If this blesses you, pass it on. Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart
May God hold you in the palm of His hand
And Angels watch over you.
JOYS OF MUSLIM WOMEN, BY NONIE DARWISH
In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 Year old and have sexual intimacy with this child, consummating the marriage by 9. The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.
Even though a woman is abused, she can not obtain a divorce. To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses. Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. Husbands can beat their wives ‘ at will ‘ and the man does not have to say why he has beaten her.
The husband is permitted to have 4 wives and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.
The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.
In the Western World ( America ) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.
By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.
Ripping the West in Two.
Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.
She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law
Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel . He was a High-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza .
When he died, he was considered a “shahid,” a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.
But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.
In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law – what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.
For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed. Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.
Peace and prosperity for one ‘ s Children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.
While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics – one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.
While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.
It ‘ s hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.
While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.
In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. To elect the President by themselves! Rest assured they will do so… You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA .. Dearborn Mich. Is one… And there are others…
I think everyone in the U.S. Should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful.. Some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam.. the peaceful support the warriors with
their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While America is getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children the Muslims are planning a great jihad on America ..
This is your chance to make a difference…! Pass it on to your email list or at least those you think will listen..
Islamophobia Watch Website honors this site by admitting that it is revealing the true nature of Islam and of Mohammed! By posting the truth that the “Islamophobia Watch” wishes to cover up, to hide, to twist the truth, they have labeled this site as Islamophobic. Thank you for the honor. Islamophobia Watch only labels the sites as such when they wish to dismiss and repudiate the truth revealed.
May all who are deceived by this cult of death and evil, be saved by seeing the darkness and evil the Mohammed has led you into, and let your hearts and minds be opened to the saving grace and redemption in the One True God of Abraham, of Isaac, of Jacob, of Moses, and His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. In His Name, Amen.
Islamophobia Watch Website
Islamophobia Watch was initiated in January 2005 (TO DEFLECT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE RELIGION/POLITCAL/SOCIAL SYSTEM known as ISLAM) as a non-profitmaking project to document material in the public domain which (Rightly and correctly reveals the violence, oppression, aggression, advocated, endorsed and encouraged by Mohammad in both the Qu’ran, and in the Hadiths and Sunnahs) advocates a fear and hatred of the Muslim peoples of the world and Islam as a religion.
Islamophobia Watch has been founded with a determination (to assist in the concealing of the true nature of Islam as reflected in the Qu’ran, Hadiths, and Sunnah from both non-Muslims and Muslims) (and to falsely use words like racist since Islam is not a race of people) not to allow the racist ideology of (and to demonize the freedom, free speech and other civil rights offered by the Western nations to prevent a comparison that shows the vast superiority of the Judeo-Christian world) Western Imperialism to gain (truth) common currency in its demonisation of Islam.
Islamophobia, (does not exist and, since Islam is not a race, it is a complete lie that the Western World is racist) as a racist tool of Western Imperialism, (the false statements regarding the Western World are the approved lying advocated by Mohammad known as Islamic Lying Taqiyya and Kitman – Definitions from the Qu’ran, Hadiths and Sunnah is here:
is strongly advocated by the political right but has also found an echo in the left, particularly sections of the left in France and the countries that make up the United Kingdom.
Islamophobia Watch will regularly report opinion columns (because opinions do not need to be factual such as the majority of the information about quoted and CORRECTED here) and news items which match the editorial (intent to falsely show Islamophobia) brief of the website, both articles that we believe advocate Islamophobia and those writers and organisations (falsely) taking a stand against (no existent) Islamophobia.
Muslim Victimization in America a myth: http://paulmarcelrene.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/muslim-victimization-in-america-a-myth
Muslim god is not Christian God: http://paulmarcelrene.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/muslim-god-is-not-christian-god
Lies that the Bible or Jesus said anything about Mohammad:
Mohammad said there are no moderate Muslims:
The ideology of Islam fully implemented under Sharia Law, consistent with the koran, sira and hadith, condemns freedom (speech, conscience, religion association, press, petition of government), forbids equality (between men and women, muslims and non-muslims) and denies traditional sovereignty (national boundaries, secular law, native culture). Any form of sharia, implicit (in mosques and ‘at home’) or explicit (as practiced in UK civil courts, as promoted by the Organization of the Islamic Conference to the United Nations), denies human rights to women, children and non-muslims. Therefore, allowing sharia in this Constitutional Republic or any non-islamic nation violates our basic laws of freedom, including freedom of choice. The tenets of islam as codified in sharia are supremacist, discriminatory and misogynist; they invite or encourage deception toward non-muslims and mandate perpetual hostility to that which is not islamic. Sharia must be banned as being unConstitutional and its promotion labeled seditious, as it calls for the replacement of man-made law with “divine” sharia.
Whatever in islam that may be spiritual and promote the salvation of the soul is of little interest to me, unless and until it affects non-muslims, at which point it becomes political doctrine. And if this political doctrine calls for harm, subjugation, taxation, terrorizing and death, it is a free-people’s right and obligation to resist.
Speak about islam and sharia in this way. Challenge your readers not to believe anything about islam that is not consistent with the foundational texts of islam and its body of law, for to do so is to be deceived and ignorant.
Al-Jazeerah 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity In English:
Al-Jazeerah 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity In Arabic:
Previous Comment to Islamophobia Site Jan 26, 2011: http://paulmarcelrene.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/comment-to-islamophobia-site
Another example of the government jackboot stomping on the rights of American Citizens: I just found out that the federal government mandates a charge for each withdrawal or transfer out from MY SAVINGS of more than six!
There is a limit of six transfers, ACH or otherwise, per statement cycle on savings accounts as mandated by the Federal Reserve board Regulation D, which defines the rules of each account type and its reserve requirement. Why is this important? With the advent of online savings accounts and the chase for a better interest rate, ACH transfers into and out of savings accounts are becoming more frequent. Before online savings accounts like ING Direct and Emigrant Direct, when you actually had to visit a bank to initiate an ACH transfer; a limit of six transfers on a savings account wasn’t really a problem. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to initiate six in a year, let alone six within a statement month. Now, you can initiate six ACH transfers within a statement cycle without really realizing it and that can be cause to terminate your account!
The reason for this is because your savings account is classified as a “saving deposit” and the reserve requirement on a “saving deposit” is 0%, compared to something like 10% on a “transaction account.” A reserve requirement is how much of the balance the bank must keep in reserve and not give out in loans. So when Emigrant Direct gets your $1,000 in your saving account, it doesn’t need to hold any of that in its reserves, it can loan all thousand dollars because the reserve requirement on a savings account is 0%. (hence the attractive rates) On a checking account (a transaction account) however, they must retain 10% of the balance on hand because the assumption is you will be drawing on your funds more frequently.
This is nearly an exact copy of Section 204.2(d)(2) of Regulation D of the Federal Reserve Board’s definition of a “savings deposit:”
the depositor is permitted or authorized to make no more than six transfers and withdrawals, or a combination of such transfers and withdrawals, per calendar month or statement cycle . . . to another account (including a transaction account) of the depositor at the same institution or to a third party by means of a preauthorized or automatic transfer, or telephonic (including data transmission) agreement, order, or instruction, and no more than three of the six such transfers may be made by check, draft, debit card, or similar order made by the depositor and payable to third parties.
I discovered this because PAYPAL insisted I link its service to my savings, which it then makes the default funding method instead of the debit card I’ve had registered and used for many years.
Defend Freedom – Event
Monday, July 4 · 12:00am – 11:30pm
All 50 States
Created By Jarrad Winter
THE THREAT TO AMERICA
Islam is a grotesquely violent and incessantly murderous theo-political doctrine. The basis for all Islamic beliefs are the genocidal ramblings of a child raping psychopath named Muhammad. Muhammad’s ideology of tortuous control through horrific violence has been the sworn enemy of all freedom for the last 1400 years.
The Muhammadans are not in America for apple pie and baseball. The Allah fearing and Qur’an believing Muslims have come on a mission from Allah to wage “holy” Jihad against America and bring about Sharia Law from “sea to shining sea”. The Islamists have been hard at work trying to subvert America for more than 5 decades, and (honestly) they are currently winning.
LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS. IT’S THEIR COUNTRY TOO.
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