Feb 20, 2017

Of Course We Should Ban Muslims

The world is being overrun with the delusion that followers of the Muslim faith are such wonderful people that it would be a blessing to have them emigrate to our nation. Liberals have created this fantasy that immigrants from every lawless region in the Middle East are equal to the pilgrims. The pilgrims didn’t come to America with the desire of committing random acts of mass murder.

This positive mindset is shared by most liberal judges. Since people on the left operate with one giant collective brain, I knew President Trump’s four month ban of people coming from high risk nations would run into legal trouble. Lawyers for these immigrants went to a leftist judge and got a friendly ruling. When the Trump Administration appealed the case, all I needed to hear was “The San Francisco-based appeals court” and I knew the three judge panel would side with the pro-Muslim lobby.

The ruling turns our immigration laws into Swiss cheese. After the 9/11 terrorist attack, the president was given total authority in determining who could come into American. To give Muslims a free pass makes the $80 billion we spend each year on Homeland Security a worthless effort.

Normally, Democrats are hostile to any type of faith. They have spent a decade kicking the Judeo Christian God out of most public and private institutions. Somehow they think the god of Islam would compliment America culture. In reality, Islam is very aggressive in taking over a country. The number of Muslims in Europe is in the single digits, but even with these small numbers, the followers of this faith demand that their host nation bend over backward to accommodate their religion.

The mess that has become France is reason enough for why we need to restrict Muslims from coming into America. The French lawmakers just approved the fifth extension of a state of emergency, which was put in place after attacks in Paris that killed 130 people in November 2015. The previous extension occurred shortly after the Bastille Day attack in July when a Tunisian Jihadist rammed a truck through a crowd in Nice, killing 86 people.

Rather than dealing with the root cause of the terrorism, French leaders use band-aid methods to protect the public. Paris is spending $22 million to build a protective barrier around the Eiffel Tower. They need to add a  protective barrier around the Louvre Museum. A machete-wielding man shouted “Allahu Akbar” recently attacked that location.

The Louvre attacker was an Egyptian who had flown into France hours before the attack. He purchased his machete at a local shop. I can only assume he was a Muslim because it is taboo to mention the religion of attacks in news coverage.

It hasn’t even been a year since the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub. On June 12, 2016, 29-year-old Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in the greatest mass shooting in U.S. history. This event has been swept under the rug because it was carried out by a Muslim.

This instant amnesia process was recently made clear by a shooting event in Canada. When several people were murdered at a Quebec mosque, the press was eager to cover the story as a hate crime against Muslims. When it was first made known that two people were arrested and one had the name Mohamed, the story immediately disappeared from the news wires. When it later became clear that Alexandre Bissonnette was the only suspect, and he was known to people who monitor far-right groups—the story reappeared like magic.

Canadian politicians, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have denounced those who target Muslims. A coalition of Canadian Muslim leaders wants the federal government to recognize the day of the shooting as a national day of remembrance and action against Islamophobia. There is no call for a remembrance of the October 22, 2014 shooting at Canada’s Parliament.

I can only wonder where this craziness of Muslim accommodation ends. Maybe soon when a Muslim visits a western city, he’ll be handed an AK47 rifle and a map to the nearest Gay bars or synagogues. Our leaders are so demonically demented, they would probably agree with such a  twisted idea.

The Rev. Franklin Graham had some wise words about this immigration madness. He said, “If you want to reach the Promised Land and enter the gates of heaven, you must believe in Jesus Christ who ‘stamped and sealed’ your immigration status in heaven with His own blood.” He also warned people that “God uses extreme vetting.”

“…I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).


Peace and Security Anxiety

Paul the apostle clearly laid out prophecy concerning the Rapture of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. That is, it is clear to me and a multitude of believers. Paul’s words could not be more precise in letting us know that all who have believed in Christ for salvation will be lifted in one majestic moment of time to be with Christ in the air. This will happen before the day of the Lord (Tribulation) begins.

However–as human minds often think in contrarian ways–this great truth of the pre-Tribulation Rapture has thereby been muddled. Therefore, in addition to the Pre-Trib Rapture, we have the mid-Trib, post-Trib, partial, and other derivatives of this matter of Rapture–including no Rapture at all.

In consideration of the Rapture, which I and other pre-Trib proponents believe is truth as expressed by Paul, timing is key to understanding how near we might be to that great event. We are, for the most part, convinced the apostle gave a most significant prophetic clue as to world conditions that will be prevalent.

Paul, in his first epistle to the Thessalonians, gave the Rapture prophecy. He, with the next line, wrote the following:

“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3)

We are told through this epistle, then, that there will be a specific lament by the world in general at the time of the event–the Rapture–Paul had just prophesied. “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” The “they” here refers to the lost or unsaved of the generation who are crying “peace and safety.”

We have examined many times in these commentaries the long-running attempts at peace making in the Middle East. The “Roadmap to Peace” is the diplomatic document that has been at the center of this attempt to bring about peace–for the region and for the world.

Throughout the entire process over the years, Israel’s prime ministers, whether Begin, Rabin, Netanyahu, or whomever,  have included in their speeches the desire to assure peace and security for their people. Paul’s prophecy in this 2 Thessalonians account includes Israel and the whole world. All will be calling for peace and safety.

In the case of Israel, anxiety over peace and security has come to a head with the insertion of President Donald Trump into the Jewish state’s dilemma. The dilemma, of course, involves the pressure being exerted on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to agree to a two-state solution. That is, the world diplomatic community demands that the Palestinians be given part of Israel’s land to form a Palestinian state.

Netanyahu is feeling equal and opposite pressure from within his own government. The opposition members of the Knesset insist that such a two-state situation will compromise Israel’s peace and security to  an unacceptable degree.

The Israeli prime minister and the new American president met in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to talk over, among other things, the possible pathway to peace for Israel. Netanyahu endorsed a Palestinian state in a speech in 2009 at Bar-State University.

Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett and Likud activists urged Netanyahu to give up his support for a Palestinian state, in advance of the meeting with Trump. Bennett declared, “The earth will shake”  if Netanyahu and Trump discuss a Palestinian state.

With Trump now the United States president, leaders on the right within the Israeli government are hopeful the prime minister will give up talk of a Palestinian state as part of securing the peace and safety of Israel. Bennett promised in a Facebook post titled “The Test of Netanyahu’s Life” that the Right will support the prime minister if he tells Trump he no longer is in favor of a two-state solution. However, Bennett said it would bring “national nightmare” if Netanyahu continues to support a Palestinian state.

He wrote: “The earth will shake. International pressure, boycotts, reports against Israel, missiles, freezes, tying the hands of our soldiers in the fight against terrorism – all this will continue and intensify.”

He went on to say that he and others of the right in the Israeli political milieu consider the election of Donald Trump an historical opportunity that cannot be missed.

Netanyahu, in the press conference held last Wednesday, in fact, indicated strongly that Israel will accept no Palestinian state. This, he indicated, is because the Palestinian Authority refuses to even officially acknowledge Israel’s existence. Plus, he said with strong emphasis, he will never accept the Palestinian declaration that Israel must be forever removed from the land.

The Israeli prime minister also brought up the terms peace and security a number of times during the press conference held upon his arrival at the White House.

Israel’s call for peace and security and the international community’s cry for peace will be front and center as never before the deeper we move into the Middle Eastern tempest. This is perhaps the most dramatic signal of just how close is the Rapture of the Church.