Jews, Guns, and the Holocaust that Never Was

Ever watch one of those old clips from the early 1940's; those horrific scenes of the bodies piled up, mostly naked in heaps of pure wretchedness? Then you also see scenes from the same clips of people lining up in train cars and meekly walking to their deaths? Don't you wonder why they are so passive? Ever think that if it were you, that you would at least try to tackle one of those guys with the guns and take a few of the bad guys out before it was your turn? Probably everyone has. 

Let's move to another scene. An evil plan to exterminate the Jews is hatched. It will happen on a particular date. There is no hope. All is lost. 
And letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey.
However at the last minute, a plan is hatched that will save the Jews. What is that plan? Let's see.
And the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and with slaughter and destruction, and did what they would unto them that hated them. 
The plan was that the Jews in the second story defended themselves. What did they do? They armed themselves and fought for their lives. In the first scene, Nazi Germany made certain no Jew would be able to defend himself. They were defenseless against an evil government. Was in overnight? No. It was incremental.  The second story is from the book of Esther. It ends with people exercising their God-given rights. Do not allow yourselves to be put in the position like those in the 1940's no matter what seems most expedient at the time. An emotional crisis is not a good time for passing legislation.

The Case Against Catholicism

Catholicism is attractive for many reasons. These include stability and longevity; the historicity of the faith. Others include its homogeneous nature meaning the lack of fracturing you see in Protestants. Some may whence at the top down approach. However, this is not only appealing, but needed. The leaders of the Roman Church have not done enough to make sure those who profess the faith actually adhere to its tenants. Even those attributes that are the most objectionable such as appealing to "saints" and such are appealing, but not for the best of reasons. However, there are objections. Here are just a few in summarized form: 
  1. Mariology - The contention that Mary was immaculately conceived; or that Mary was sinless. There is only One who was sinless, Jesus. 
  2. Praying or appealing to "saints". There is One Mediator between man and God, the man Christ Jesus. 
  3. Transubstantiation - The belief that the communion elements are the actual body and blood of Jesus which sacrifices weekly Jesus again and again when he actually died once for all.
  4. Baptism removes sin - Faith in Jesus as Savior and his blood removes sin. Not baptism.
  5. Faith plus works is necessary for salvation - Faith only is necessary. Anything added to that is just that, a works-based religion. The only work that is efficacious or effectual is the work of Jesus. One must solely have faith in Him and Him alone. The Roman church has cursed the Protestant church for holding this biblical truth. 
  6. Tradition trumps the Word - The Word of God is the only truth whereby we must live. Church tradition and teaching must comply with it. Not the other way around. 
It is unfortunate that a schism from the Roman church was necessary since the fears at the time became a reality in that Christianity splintered into many pieces. However, there is one true faith and it does not reside within the Roman Church. 

Romney Vehemently Defends Mormon Faith

In this fiery 2007 video, we see Mitt Romney defend his Mormon faith. There is no doubt about it. He is well versed in all of it's tenants. Too bad many of the odd Mormon beliefs never surface in any discussions. We only caught a glimpse of their views about Missouri. Hint: They differ substantially from true Christianity. 

Is This What Really Happened in Benghazi, Libya?

Compare US Debt To Average Household Finances

Everyone knows the debt and spending of the United States is out of control. But how can we relate to billions and trillons of dollars that the Federal government spends? There are just too many zeros flying around. Below, the column to the right reflects the US government's finances while the numbers under the $50,000 reflect the budget shortfall and the accumulated debt in numbers equivalent to that of a household making $50,000.

This shows that a typical household making $50,000 would be overspending by $27,765 on their credit card each year. It also shows that your total credit card debt, the cumulative overspending from past years would be $342,542 and your total liabilities including promises to pay others in the future would be over $2.5 million - A certain prospect for bankruptcy. 

Against Infant Baptism-Its Just Too Important (Part II)

Infant Baptism - This is just so not good. Baptism is a sign and seal and the Christian response to circumcision. All of what the reformed faiths say about it is true until they get to infants. How could this not be an "essential" (worth fighting for)? This has been a question for years and many have struggled becoming members of churches that do this. Most of us are not greatest Christians. Many of  us can be legalistic and self-righteous, but are we setting up lesser doctrines to feel more righteous about ourselves? Today's church urges us to feel more and to do more, but brushes one of the ten commandments aside (keeping Sunday's holy for example) for expediency and says that God's Holy Seal of his covenantial promise is nothing more than a membership card. Should we feel more love for God? Yes. But what is love if not following His commandments. He even says as much when Jesus summarizes them in Luke 10:27. So we follow nine and leave the one we don't like relegated to the old testament. Are we being petty? Should we feel bad for not participating in infant baptism ceremonies? Maybe. But don't most conservative Christians take seriously the ordination of women and even contemplate leaving a denomination in response of this and other deviant teachings? Those same Christians labor over what topics to teach in Sunday School and what our small groups are going to do for their next lesson plan, but why do we not labor over the big issues? Why are those of us who hold to these essentials thought to be overly emotional or too dogmatic when we tell our children that they must not do on Sunday what they do every other day of the week? We are alone even among the brethren and our Christian household. We are a minority in the Christian community. Can we bone-spit scripture when it is clear? Can we rationalize and side-step the big stuff and focus on the small?
  • Big stuff: Sacraments. There are two. Why do we allow just anyone to partake of communion?
  • Big stuff: Doctrine. The Gospel. Why do we not teach apologetics. Most do not know why they believe what they believe, but they have a good understanding on tips for a good marriage.
  • Big stuff: Church discipline. What is that? Church members and kids are sleeping around and drinking. Divorce is rampant. Where is the discipline?
  • Big stuff: Preaching. Look hard. This is still alive in many places.
  • Small stuff: Everything else.
Let's get our priorities right. Let's not neglect the fight just to save the peace when we are talking about our very salvation and its sign and seal. This is too important. Perhaps we can let the color of the carpet fight go and focus on the big stuff.  

The Underwear of the Presidential Candidates

Okay. Underwear reminds one of the silly jokes kids tell on the playground. It certainly does not belong in any serious adult conversation. Sorry, but let's lower our standards just a bit for a little while. It is an interesting conversation especially if one ponders the issues behind the choices of the candidates. First, let us review the different types of underwear, tops only. 

Pay special attention to the collars. President Obama has chosen the first of the three, a tank top. However, many call these "wifebeaters". Not a very nice term, but watch almost any episode of COPS and see that many of the low lifes wear these. Now here is the President.

Now let us examine the choice of the Republican nominee. This is a bit more serious than the other because of the ideology behind the choice. Here it is.

Take another look at our samples from the top. Does this match the tank? No. Does it match the crew. Absolutely not. Well does it match the V neck? Not quite. But what does it match? Oh. Here it is.

A perfect match. Of course, Governor Romney's choice is on the left. But what store carries these odd looking garments? Not any store close to you. That is for certain. These are special Mormon underwear. Some even call them magic underwear. Some Mormons have attributed many special things to wearing them. Most in this religion are convinced that there is a type of duty to wearing them. Notice that our candidate has chosen to be among them. Should we not vote for Mr. Romney because of his choice in undergarments? Probably not, but understand that Mr. Romney does not think like the rest of us. He believes in some pretty odd things - underwear is just one of them. 

Administration by Fiat-President Obama Acts as Monarchy

The latest in a series of decisions shows the disdain the current administration has for US law. Now, American Indians can use bald eagle feathers. That does not seem so bad as long as they are not hunting them down and killing them. Perhaps they find them on the ground or in other locations. Not disturbing the eagles' nesting habits and disrupting their habitat is fairly reasonable. The problem is that having Bald Eagle feathers is against the law. President Obama's Justice department has set a new policy that they will not enforce that part of the law. They are, in essence, acting by fiat. Picking and choosing which laws are good and which ones are not so good. This is similar to the administration not enforcing immigration laws in Arizona or looking the other way when the New Black Panther party intimidated voters in 2008. The United States is a country with laws that are passed by the Congress to be enforced by whatever administration is in power. It is not their place to pick and choose which one to follow or enforce. This is a republic, not a monarchy. 

Against Infant Baptism-It Is More Important Than You Think

Many preachers in the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches attempt to distance themselves from their Roman Catholic counterparts during an infant baptism service by reassuring Baptist converts in their congregations that there is no remission of sins during the administration of God’s second sacrament, namely baptism. They go to great lengths to explain that the sign and seal of God’s covenant is merely an admission into God’s “visible” church and does not signify that the child is regenerated. They go on to indicate that the aging child will be able to look back to their baptism as assurance that they are in God’s family only after a confession of faith is made. However if one investigates the creeds and confessions on which these two great churches are based, one gets a very different interpretation.

The Westminster Confession and Catechisms are what is used by Presbyterians while the Three Forms of Unity (the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dort, and the Heidelberg Catechism) are used for the Reformed Church.

Below PRT has placed in bold those sections that particularly and necessarily state that baptism is an indication of salvation as purported by those confessions/catechisms highlighting what these churches actually believe contrary to what you may hear on Sunday.  

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 94. What is Baptism?
A. Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the washing with water, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, doth signify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord’s.

The Heidelberg Catechism

Q. 69. How does holy Baptism remind and assure you that the one sacrifice of Christ on the cross avails for you?
A. In this way: Christ has instituted this external washing with water and by it has promised that I am as certainly washed with his blood and Spirit from the uncleanness of my soul and from all my sins, as I am washed externally with water which is used to remove the dirt from my body.

Q. 70. What does it mean to be washed with the blood and Spirit of Christ?
A. It means to have the forgiveness of sins from God, through gracefor the sake of Christ’s blood which he shed for us in his sacrifice on the cross, and also to be renewed by the Holy Spirit and sanctified as members of Christ, so that we may more and more die unto sin and live in a consecrated and blameless way.

Q. 71. Where has Christ promised that we are as certainly washed with his blood and Spirit as with the water of baptism?
A. In the institution of Baptism which runs thus: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” “He who believes and is baptized will be saved: but he who does not believe will be condemned.” This promise is also repeated where the Scriptures call baptism “the water of rebirth” and the washing away of sins.

Q. 73. Then why does the Holy Spirit call baptism the water of rebirth and the washing away of sins?
A. God does not speak in this way except for a strong reason. Not only does he teach us by Baptism that just as the dirt of the body is taken away by water, so our sins are removed by the blood and Spirit of Christ; but more important still, by the divine pledge and sign he wishes to assure us that we are just as truly washed from our sins spiritually as our bodies are washed with water.

Q. 74. Are infants also to be baptized?
A. Yes, because they, as well as their parents, are included in the covenant and belong to the people of God. Since both redemption from sin through the blood of Christ and the gift of faith from the Holy Spirit are promised to these children no less than to their parents, infants are also by baptism, as a sign of the covenant, to be incorporated into the Christian church and distinguished from the children of unbelievers. This was done in the Old Covenant by circumcision. In the New Covenant baptism has been instituted to take its place.

The Westminster Confession Of Faith

Chapter XXVIII
1. Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, not only for the solemn admission of the party baptized into the visible Church, but also to be unto him a sign and seal of the covenant of grace, of his ingrafting into Christ, of regeneration, of remission of sins, and of his giving up unto God, through Jesus Christ, to walk in newness of life: which sacrament is, by Christ’s own appointment, to be continued in his church until the end of the world.
5. Although it be a great sin to contemn or neglect this ordinance, yet grace and salvation are not so inseparably annexed unto it as that no person can be regenerated or saved without it, or that all that are baptized are undoubtedly regenerated.
6. The efficacy of Baptism is not tied to that moment of time where in it is administered; yet, notwithstanding, by the right use of this ordinance the grace promised is not only offered, but really exhibited and conferred by the Holy Ghost, to such (whether of age or infants) as that grace belongeth unto, according to the counsel of God’s own will, in his appointed time.

The tradition of baptizing infants can only be seen as an unfortunate carryover from Roman Catholicism. As many know, it was not Martin Luther's intention to create a new church, but to reform the old. Consequently, one can see there may have been certain aspects of the old that would remain in a new, "reformed" Roman church; infant baptism being one of them. Regardless of the reasons or history of the practice, infant baptism is reflected by the confessions and creeds of the church as being at least a sign and seal given to those who have been saved and redeemed.

However if you are saying to yourself that baptism is merely an outward expression of an inward reality and has nothing to do with the old testament rite of circumcision, then you would be missing a rich and true understanding of one of the most sacred actions a Christian can take. In Peterson's book, "The Christ of the Covenants", he states "the interconnection between the seal of circumcision and the seal of the Holy Spirit provides the formal basis by which the corresponding purification rites of the old and new covenants relate to one another. Circumcision under the old covenant is replaced by baptism in the new covenant. The cleansing rite of the one covenant is replaced by the cleaning rite of the other." (page 162). This book is an excellent and describes covenants as opposed to dispensations. However, the covenants must be sealed. This seal is circumcision in the old testament and baptism in the new. He continues, "baptism under the new covenant accomplishes all that was represented in circumcision under the old. By being baptized, the Christian believer has experienced the equivalent of the cleansing rite of circumcision." (page 166)

Yes. Baptism is a sign and seal of the covenant of God. Yes. It is the new covenant's replacement for circumcision given to the children of Israel and its converts. Yes. It should be given to infants; to new born babies; to those converts to Christ. However, it should only be given to those that are born again; to those who are babes in Christ; to those who are infants in the Christian faith. No. There is no assurety that these babies in the faith will continue in the faith, but there is a stronger probability. We cannot be certain about anyone's faith today, but what we should not be doing is giving one of the sacred signs of that faith to those who cannot and probably will not ever confess Jesus as Savior and Lord. Let us not be so bold, but let us refuse to even take part in such ceremonies and unscriptural traditions of man.

Part II

Religion Contradiction

All roads lead to God? Not quite. They contradict each other. Take a look.

New Michigan Law Punishes Cash-Based Tax Cheats

New Michigan law cracks down on tax cheating 'zapper' technology | MLive.comThis report shows the lengths which state governments will go to collect their taxes. Who knows how much is lost to "under the table" cash transactions. The solution here is to pass a new law outlawing software that under-reports cash transactions. The real solution is to get rid of cash altogether. Only the most antiquated businesses today take only cash. Most transactions are electronic. Paper money is playing a smaller and smaller role. Ultimately, cash or paper will be a thing of the past. Just think of the  taxes that will be collected. There is certainly an incentive to go this direction. How about illegal activity? That will be dramatically reduced too. 

Don't think this system is too good too soon. It's not. There will be a powerful individual that will use it for nefarious purposes. It's only a matter of time. Are you ready?

2nd Great Depression and the Collapse of Civilization

A stark description of the coming economic collapse:

To many, the solution will be a "strong man" to right what has gone wrong. That strong man will be the anti-Christ and will set in motion what has been foretold in our bible. Also see. 

President Obama in a Nutshell

Good Summary of "Accomplishments" - Audio

Government Control during Obama Administration- Audio

Apology Tour - First year's trip in various countries apologizing for America's past.
Arif Alikhan - Ties to Muslim Brotherhood.
Associated Press - secretly subpoenaed private phone records of reporters
Benghazi Scandal
Birther controversity originated with Hillary Clinton
Bowing to Saudi King and Japanese Emperor
Brother lives in a hut
Budget Deficit/History - exceeds $1 trillion yearly since 2009
Budgets introduced by Obama, defeated with zero votes even from Democrats
Bully in school
Franklin Graham - Is Obama a Christian? Christianity forced on him
Churchill, sends bust (a gift) back to England
constitution with negative liberties s/b what can the gov't do for you
Civilian security force, State Department army
Constitution of foreign countries-Kenya- To support abortion.
Czars - Communist and other poor choices for advisers.
Debt - view of national debt under George Bush "irresponsible", "unpatriotic"
Downgrade of standard and poor's credit rating
Drugs, used cocaine and smoked marijuana
Electricity prices would necessarily skyrocket
Fast and Furious - US guns given to drug cartel kills American
Father was anti-colonialist 
Father was poligemist
Food stamp President
Forward, new slogan with communist roots
Fundamentally Transform America
Gas prices
Gift to Queen Elizabeth - an iPod
Gulf oil spill happened on Obama's watch
Gun Control - Uses Sandy Hook tragedy to push personal agenda of (gun) control
Immigration - Amnesty/Citizenship
It gets better (gay program), Obama promotes Dan Savage (who bashes Christianity) program
Iran captures our drone - Obama asks for it back
IRS targets conservative groups
Israel - Insists on indefensible 1967 borders
Jerimiah Wright, new allegations and old stuff
Homosexual, advocated for gay marriage/DOMA overturned
Lawyer who defended American Taliban gets promotion to no 3 in Dept of Defense
License Plate Readers
Lie about conversation w girlfriend (when younger) outside theater
Lies - others that are documented
Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, Communist
Mentor was a communist
Missile shield-Poland, abandoned
Never let a serious crisis go to waste
New Party affiliation
NSA Surveillance - You are being "watched and recorded". "Turn-key tyranny"
Oil Spill in Gulf
Punish [his daughter] with a baby
Rhashad Hussain, attorney, Obama appointee, ties to Muslim Brotherhood
Russia - Obama will be more "flexible" after election
"boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe", Chu
Solyndra - over $500 million on green jobs. The bet did not pay off.
Space program, rides from Russians to space station since scuttling shuttle program
Spread the wealth around - basically communism
Success - "You didn't get there on your own", "you didn't build that"
Supreme Court Appointees, Kegan and Sotomayor - nuff said
Tax cheat as Treasury Secretary - Timothy Geithner
Unemployment promises vs reality
Women in combat and in special forces

Nice interactive painting that summarizes his accomplishments

Miscellaneous Stuff:

March 18, 2009
Sen Chris Dodd says that at the behest of the Treasury department, he withdrew a clause in the AIG bailout that would have eliminated exhorbanant bonuses for executives.

March 18, 2009
Decriminalize Homosexuality
ABC News' Kirit Radia reports: The Obama administration said today it will sign on to a United Nations declaration calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality around the world.

The move is a reversal of the position taken by the Bush administration, which refused to sign onto the document when it was first circulated late last year. It has already been endorsed by 66 other countries, including the entire European Union, Japan, Australia, and Mexico.

February 2009
Reverses embryonic stem cell research prohibition.

January 2009
Tom Dashel withdrew his nomination for cabinet because of tax scandel.

January 2009
Bill Richardson withdrew his nomination because of scandal.

January 2009
Geitner, Treasury Secretary, had unpaid income tax issues.

Bowing to Saudi King

Bowing to Japanese Emperor

With Valenzuela Hugo Chavez

Fundamentally Transforming Amerika

Video Related to Beck and Romney

While I agree with what he is saying here, there is really no good alternative. You either get Romney or you get Obama. Which is worse? Hard to say. PRT happens to think Obama is worse because if he returns to office, it will be difficult to have a recognizable country. At least Romney believes in some of the basic concepts of capitalism and the constitution. Both are godless if one is speaking of the One True God.

Glenn Beck and David Barton Talk About the Trinity - Someone is Heretical

David Barton and Glenn Beck have teamed up on several occasions. This time, they discuss Thomas Jefferson and attempt to explain why Jefferson was indeed a Christian and why it should not be disputed. In the middle of the discussion, however, Beck was unusually candid about his Mormon beliefs. Yes. He has been up front about being a Mormon. But if you have listened to him much in the past, he talks the talk of an orthodox Christian. Rarely if ever has any of the divergent beliefs of Mormons ever been mentioned or alluded to. Until now. 

This audio starts with Beck being "candid" to Barton. He openly admits his beliefs of Jesus are not the same as other Christians. Historically, orthodox Christianity has distinguished itself from cults and impostors primarily citing the Trinity, the belief that God is one in the Godhead which is made up of three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - One God (essence), three Persons. Here Beck openly deviates from this listing out three different gods. They mention that at one point in Jefferson's life, Jefferson agreed with the orthodox Christian Apostle's Creed which confirms the Trinity. Beck admittedly does not agree with the ancient creed. 

What does Barton, who has indicated that he is an orthodox Christian, do? Nothing. He has done nothing in the past and he does nothing here. A leading Christian should have disputed with Beck at that point, but he does not. True Christians should not be unequally yoked with a demonic cult such as Mormonism. The more leading Christians continue in their admiration and support of Beck, the more those in our world will be led to believe that a proper understanding of God does not matter. Clearly Glenn Beck and other Mormons believe in a different Jesus than do right minded Christians. Either Jesus is part of the Godhead or He is not. They both cannot be true. If you do not believe in Him as part of the Godhead, then you are worshiping a false Christ, a false god. And as Beck rightly admits, you will answer for that you when see Him face to face. Pray for Glenn Beck and his conversion to Christianity. Also pray for Christian leaders, that they will not water down the gospel and lead others to the false beliefs of Beck and Mormonism. 

Listen to the audio here.

Mormon Testimony in a Nutshell

“I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God through whom the gospel was restored in this dispensation.  I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth with which the Lord is well pleased.  I know the Book of Mormon is true and the most correct book on the face of the earth today.  I know we have a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, who speaks for God. I believe in God the Father and in His Son Jesus Christ. I know that through the sealing ordinance in the temple, I can live with my family forever. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.” John Ankerberg (not his personal testimony)

How different this is from orthodox Christianity. Why is it we never hear them say this in public?

Assurance of Salvation

If we are not sure of our salvation, then we are relying on, even in the smallest way, something other than his all-sufficient sacrifice. What is to doubt? Have we been good enough? Is there something in us that is not quite right? Of course we are not good enough and of course there is something not quite right. There are major “not quite right” issues about us and about who we are. We will never measure up?

What is the doubt? It’s root is based in something in us. There is something deficient. Perhaps we have doubts or fears or perhaps we have strayed. However (and this is the point) Jesus has done it all. There is nothing for us to do except to sin. We can do no good apart from Him. Our part is the sin part. Do we continue to sin? Yes. That is our part. What is His part? Everything. Our part? Sin. Period. No discussion. No question. Christ is righteousness. We are sin. But what can we do about it? Nothing. Then what is our hope? Jesus. So what do we do next? Sin. Then what? Sin more. What more can there be? Nothing, but the blood of the All-Sufficient and Ever-Cleansing Blood of Jesus. That is all. That is enough. It is sufficient. Thank you, Jesus!

New Catholic Video on Voting Values

While PRT has some issues with the Roman Catholic Church, this video is needed today. Catholics, Protestants, Christians - all must come together if the United States and the West is to survive.

Obama's Lies Exposed - Video

Excellent episode. Well worth watching.
You will find out things you never knew...

Voting for Jesus

So Bill Keller has a new idea. Considering the two candidates from the only major parties from which to choose are not exactly perfect, he wants all Christians to "vote for Jesus". Yes. President Obama tends to be a communist. Yes. Mitt Romney thinks he will be a god of his own planet and likely wears magical underwear. But, no. Voting for Jesus will accomplish little. What will it do? Well. If it has any impact at all, it will only take votes from Romney assuring another Presidency of Obama. Keller has even set up a special site called voting for Satan
While PRT certainly agrees with Mr. Keller on many issues including his campaign to teach others about the cult that is Mormon, PRT does not agree that casting your vote for Jesus will progress the Christian cause at all. What needs to be done, is teaching and convincing others the truth that is Jesus. Candidates will rise with the tide of Truth to reform our country and the world. But alas, this will not happen either. We are experiencing End Time events. The United States is on the decline and is only catching up with the rest of the world on our way to oblivion. What then is our hope? Our hope is in Christ and in Him alone. No vote will ever fix things. We are servants of a King and we live in His Kingdom. 

Glenn Beck Scrubs His Faith from His Programs and His Books

Much like the rest of his programs, Glenn Beck has scrubbed all but the slightest traces of his Mormon faith from the new book series he is promoting, Wrath and Righteousness. According to the Wall Street Journal, the books have been edited down to a series of 10 e-books "while cutting the references to Mormon scripture and gospel beliefs.” He knows and PRT knows that if he goes too Mormon on us, many will stop watching and listening. It's too bad more do not know their own faith well enough to spot a counterfeit. 

To make matters worse, Beck described the new book series multiple times as "divinely inspired". Most Christians should cringe at such a statement. However, Beck is completely okay with other books being divinely inspired since he believes in a whole new set of books other than the Holy Bible, called the Book of Mormon. "Divinely inspired" 5/9 3rd Hr

Mr. Beck knows his politics, but he is being deceptive when it comes to his own faith. 

Conquest 1453

Is 1453 a date that you often think about? Is it one of those dates in history that will live on in our heart and minds? Have you ever heard of the date? Likely the answer is no. However, this is not the case in Turkey. Remember. Turkey is really the remnants of the old Ottoman Empire. It took a World War to finally collapse that Empire. Modern day Turkey, especially under Prime Minister Erdogan, would like to resurrect the old system. Their stance on Israel has taken a marked turn for the worse. They are increasingly hostile to the West. And now, there is a blockbuster film dedicated to the defeat and annihilation of their ancient enemy, the Byzantines. The film is called Fetih 1453, or Conquest 1453 for Western audiences. This date marked the final destruction of the Western Roman Empire, a Christian Empire, albeit with its many faults. 

The fact that Turkey has created what is for them a big budget movie glorying its destruction illustrates its importance. It should also be important to the West. It shows that we are willing to allow Islam to spread without consequence. Up until that date, Byzantium battled back and forth, first with Persia and then with Islam, to retain its territory and the people that went with that territory. Now, the former Christian lands in the Middle East are virtually all Muslim. War is indeed hell, but sometimes war is necessary to hold back the hounds of hell that want to destroy you in this life and in the life to come. Take back Constantinople!

Talking Points - Christianity

Ever get in a conversation about religion or politics, the only meaningful conversations, and get asked what you like or dislike about a person or topic, but just can't verbalize all the reasons? We've all been there. Here are a few talking points on Christianity that are brief enough to remember during those "moments".

Why God Exists
  1. Everything that exists has a cause. Infinite regress is impossible. Therefore, there must be a first cause.
  2. The universe appears to have a design. Therefore, there must be a designer.
  3. There are morals that guide us (laws). Therefore, there must be a law giver.
Why the Bible is the Word of God
  1. Consistency - Different authors, different cultures, different centuries, but the Bible is consistent throughout.
  2. It has the most surviving copies of any ancient text - over 24,000
    • Plato has only 7 copies
    • Aristotle has on 49 copies of any one work
    • Homer (Iliad) has the most at 643 copies
  3. Stood the test of two millenia of critics 
Why Jesus is God
  1. Fulfillment of scripture
  2. The Apostles - They were transformed from a few frightened men to individuals who died for One whom they believed to be God. No one would die for a lie. 
  3. Transformation of the World - The teachings of a young rabbi in an obscure part of the world is still taught and believed today by a large percentage of the world's population.

Glenn Beck, the Oval Office, and the White Horse Prophecy

First, a little background. We all know Glenn Beck and what the Oval Office is, but what on earth is the White Horse prophecy and what does it have to do with the aforementioned Beck? The White Horse prophecy is purported to be the prophetic utterances of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon religion. You see, Mormons hold the Constitution of the United States in high esteem as we all should. However, as much as we believe it may be one of the best documents ever penned by uninspired man, they tend to think it is a bit more than that. This is where the prophecy comes in. 

When the United States is going through dramatic turmoil and the Constitution "hangs by a thread"; "When the people shall have torn to shreds the Constitution of the United States the Elders of Israel will be found holding it up to the nations of the earth and proclaiming liberty and equal rights to all men", at that time, Mormonism, or a Mormon, will save the Country and restore it. Who will these Mormons be? Perhaps a President (Joseph Smith ran for President) or perhaps it will be a charismatic speaker who will turn the hearts and minds of the people to its first principles. 

Does Beck want to be President? Probably not. Is he an egomaniac picturing himself as President by purchasing an "Oval Office" from the JFK movie set? Maybe. Or is he a committed Mormon seeing his country spiral down to the point that it is "hanging by a thread" and he will be the one who will bring us back. He has many good ideas and the fundamentals he espouses are quite altruistic. We should follow them. But his ideology are not purely (or at all) Christian. One will not detect the doctrines of his church when he speaks. He keeps those very much in the shadows while espousing thoroughly orthodox Christian values. Who is he? Is he his words or is he what he says he is, a Mormon. Research what Mormons believe. Research the White Horse Prophecy. Listen to Beck's words through the prism of his church rather than his actual words and you may get a slightly different agenda than you thought. 

The Originality of Obama

Hate to put something up directly from the RNC, but this video was too good.

Isis - Cellphone Payments

Six handset makers back Isis NFC payment: Cell phone makers are combining resources in an effort to standardize near field communications (NFC) in order to further their efforts to make payments with their devices. Recently, PRT reported that Sweden was the first country to contemplate a cashless economy. Along with these reports, there have been multiple examples of the strides being made to make the United States and the rest of the world cashless as well. It is inevitable. Paper is outdated and inefficient. Using a cellphone to make payments is only one more cog in the machinery that is already set in motion. There will be cashless economies and it will be controlled by one who will use it for nefarious purposes. Just keep watching.

What Does the President Have Up His Sleeve After the Election?

"This is my last election". After my election, I have more flexibility"

The Russian President says that he understands. Do we? Just what does President Obama have in mind?

Obama Quick Takes

Sweden Going Cashless?

Looks like Sweden may be one of the first countries to go paperless where money is concerned. We have spoken about this many times at PRT. This is inevitable. The only question is when, not if we will all go the way of electronic debit and credit cards. The only problem is not debit and credit cards, however. The problem is when this goes beyond plastic and is made mandatory. Remember, these events are foretold clearly in the bible. Yes. That old book that collects dust is relevant today as it always has been. Perhaps it is time to dust it off and take a second look. 

Women Acting Like Men - Cage Fights

It is (another) sad day when we see women entering a cage to brutally fight with men. It is bad enough to see men doing it; virtually no gloves or protection is used. This is not boxing. This is more elemental, more beastial. PRT spoke of how in past times, it was the norm to treat women with respect and to protect them. However we are told that they were really abused. They didn't even have the right to vote after all. Men were such pigs; property rights denied, voting rights denied, even having to take the name of their husband like they were some sort of property. Terrible.

Things have changed. No longer do we send men to foreign lands to slay the enemy; to protect the women and children back home. Now we send the women out to protect....not quite sure any more what they are to protect. Our way of life? What is that but unrecognizable. To protect property and "stuff"? Just doesn't seem as important. To protect our form of government? Seems like there are others doing that whole freedom thing a little better than the home of the brave these days. We're taking the fast track on the slippery slope to oblivion and we keep cheering each other on. Yippee for us!

Divinity of Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Verses for the deity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:

Most of table compiled by local pastor.

Baby Boomers - The Worst Generation

Several years ago, NBC news anchor, Tom Brokaw, wrote a book about those who served their country in World War 2. He called them the Greatest Generation. It was a time where self-sacrifice ruled the day. Many gave of their possessions, their time, and even their lives for their fellow countrymen and for the greater good of others. 

However, they failed in one way and in a significant way. They failed to pass along their values to their children. You know. The children who have never grown up. These perpetual babies, or the Baby Boomers as they are appropriately called, have gone from infancy to their retirement years continuing to cry out "mine mine mine"! They are like the seagulls in the movie, Finding Nemo. Only wanting more. 

This lost generation gave us such wonderful gifts as free love in the 60's, rampant drug abuse, disrespect for authority, and a "if it feels good, do it" attitude. We are left with ills in our society from which we may never recover. As if giving them anything they cry out for is not enough, they only cry out for more. But what more is there to give, we ask? We have given you all we have. "Yes", they say, "but we want what you and your children will have tomorrow and we want it now!" Anything for you, Baby Boomers. Anything you want. When you are gone, we will still be giving and giving in the form of debt payments exceeding trillions and trillions of dollars. Money that you spend, but do not have. But that won't be the only way we will remember you. Every time we treat someone for drug abuse, a family splits in divorce, and another child is aborted, we will think of you. 

History will surely show, if we will still have a history, that this generation, the Me and Mine generation, is surely the Worst Generation of them all. 

Jesus - The only Way

To those who call themselves Christians, but believe that there are more ways to God - if one reads the Word of God, is there really any doubt? If you say you are a Christian, then you must believe in the Christian scriptures.
  • Acts 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. 
  • John 8:24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.
  • 1 Cor 3:11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
  • 1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
  • John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
  • 1 John 2:23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
  • John 5:23b He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
  • John 3:18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
  • John 3:36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.
  • 2 John 1:9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.
  • Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Danger in the Ten Commandments

Telling someone that they must obey the ten commandments (the Law) is the most dangerous advice. If he thinks he obeys, he is deceived. If he does not obey, he is discouraged. Even attempts to obey for the purpose of pleasing God, not for one's own justification (salvation), is a precarious line one is likely to stumble over. 

How do you know you are a Christian? Have you been told that you know you are if you love God? What is the love of God? Is it not the foremost commandment which is to love God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your mind? Consequently, love is (merely) the following or the attempt to follow the Ten Commandments. 

What is the solution? 

Trust Jesus

Christian Collaborators with the Mormon god of Kolob

Mormons have some very odd beliefs that are definitely not Christian. The following are Christians who have or are collaborating with Glenn Beck in relation to his faith in his Mormon god from the planet Kolob: (photos, if available, below). Only those who appear with Glenn Beck or others in relation to their faith are considered for the list. What does the God of the Bible have to do with other gods? Would Elijah or Isaiah converse about God with the priests and followers of Baal, Ashtoreth or Molech? PRT believes something besides a conversation would take place if they met. 

  • Kudos to a "big evangelical"! Recently, Mr. Beck described a conversation he had with such an individual who did the right thing. Listen to Beck as he describes the conversation. If only more Christian leaders would do the same, there would be less confusion related to true Christianity and the cult that is Mormonism. 
  • Ravi Zacharias - PRT is saddened to have to include RZIM Ministries in this category. RZIM is a solid organization that does much good throughout the world spreading the Word in many hostile environments. Mr. Zacharias went on Mr. Beck's program to promote his book, Why Suffering? As is the case in most interviews with those of faith, the segment focused on God and faith. There was no mention of the differing faiths the men held. A novice to either of the gentlemen would be led to believe they held a faith in the same god. Mr. Zacharias attempted to explain his appearance on the program to those that may question the wisdom of such a move. PRT believes it fell short. 
  • Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Mr. Driscoll has taken much heat lately for various issues, but none of them stem from the visit in December of 2013 on Glenn Beck's show. Clearly faith was spoken of during the time on the show giving further credence to Beck's cultic false religion.
  • Under God Indivisible It saddens PRT to have to add Under God Indivisible to the list. The Dallas Fort Worth Leadership conference held on July 27, 2012 had so many prominent and well-respected Christians attending. PRT resisted adding them to the listing for some time believing that their guilt was only by association. Glenn Beck's Restoring Love event was happening at the same time, but did not necessarily need to be affiliated with Under God Indivisible. However, that is not the case. Glenn Beck is a speaker at the conference and it is a prominent event on his schedule. Any respected Christian leader must be compelled to not share the same sacred (its being held at Highpoint Church) stage. The participants, what Beck calls his Black Robe Regiment, may be found here 
  • Highpoint Church, Arlington, Texas For allowing Mormon, Glenn Beck to speak at the Church and for participating in Beck's Restoring Love event. 
  • Faith and Freedom Coalition (and Ralph Reed), an American Christian conservative 501(c)(4)[1] non-profit organization with an avowed commitment to "educating, equipping, and mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens. - Wikipedia
    • Invited Glenn Beck, a publicly confessing Mormon, to it's national conference. 
  • Johathan Cahn, President of Hope of the World ministries, Senior Pastor and Messianic Rabbi of the the Jerusalem Center/ Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey. 
    • Appeared on Glenn Beck's program to promote his book, The Harbinger
  • Tim Tebow, well-know Christian NFL football player
    • Contributing to auction for, charitable arm of Glenn Beck
      • From auction site: "[Y]ou will meet Tim Tebow and have your picture taken with the star quaterback, and then you will have front row seats to Tim Tebow's speaking engagement at Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series, followed by a three course dinner seated at the Speaker's Table for with Tim Tebow!"
  • Regent University
    • From their website: "Regent University is one of the nation's leading academic centers for Christian thought and action, with a multitude of graduate and undergraduate programs available worldwide."
    • From auction website for MercuryOne: "Scholarship to Regent University Benefitting Mercury One" is the charitable arm of Glenn Beck. Regent University is offering a scholarship to their university as part of an auction. 
  • Bill Donohue, Catholic League President
    • Appeared on Glenn Beck's television program
  • Liberty University, Christian College
  • Shirley Dobson, wife of James Dobson
  • Dr. Jim Garlow, Pastor - Skyline Church, La Mesa, California
    • "Glenn Beck is being used by God - mightily"
    • Glenn Beck allowed to speak on a Sunday afternoon
    • Skyline Church is a member of the Wesleyan denomination and adheres to the Wesleyan Doctrinal Statement.
  • Pastor Stephen Broden
  • Dayspring Christian Academy in Mountville, Pennsylvania
  • Kirk Cameron
    • Description of donation for, charitable arm of Glenn Beck: "This set includes an autographed script of Growing Pains, signed by the entire cast, all three Left Behind movies and an autographed DVD/devotional of Fireproof!"
    • Promoting his new movie, Monumental
      • Nothing wrong promoting one's work, but Mr. Cameron is a well know apologist for Christianity and faith, while not the foremost in the conversation, was discussed.
    • Guest on GBTV 
  • Catholic Church
    • Glenn Beck meets with Cardinals, Monsignors and Archbishops at the Vatican to discuss "the importance of freedom of expression and freedom of conscience, as well as standing against the rise of secularism and the rise of anti-Semitism."
      • This perhaps is okay as long as faith is not the topic. The Vatican is a sovereign nation and meets with various peoples from around the world. However, the meeting may give more credence to the purported claim that Mormons are part of the Christian family. 
  • Erick Stakelbeck, CBN News
  • James Robinson
  • David Barton
  • John Hagee - Picture below

    Faith and Freedom 2012 Conference

    Restoring Courage Rally
    Glenn Beck: "240 men and women, of all faiths, stand together. These 240 men and women represent thousands of clergy to stand with you, and God." -The Black-Robed Regiment 

    Word from Pastor John Samson
    And then I wonder what God would feel about a "prophet" in the Old Testament asking Baal to bring Israel back to its godly roots. I think in such times, he would be stoned. In Deuteronomy 18:20 God says to His people, "But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die."

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    Stephen Broden


    Blackrobed Regimen