Feb 11, 2019

Racism Masquerading as Equality

I don’t think there was ever a time in American history where concern about inequality has been a greater concern in everyday life. The Civil War was probably the most consequent time of racial strife. Nearly half a million people died in that conflict, but the war was not primarily about slavery. Abraham Lincoln said that he would allow for slavery to continue if it would mean preserving the Union.

Racial hysteria has become so profound in our day, a major individual is caught up in a scandal at least once a week. It has become so dangerous in public life, celebrities need to be extra careful with every word they speak. The left has become so sensitive to racism, it’s almost impossible to avoid offending them.

One of the most dangerous things you can do is offer a compliment to someone of color. Chris Christie thinks that Cory Booker could be a threat to Trump’s re-election prospects. At an event hosted by The Washington Post, he offered praise for the New Jersey senator.

“Cory Booker: talented, smart, articulate, hope that he stays in this campaign to the roots that I saw him establish in New Jersey,” Christie said. “He was someone who was pro-voucher, he was pro-charter school, he was somebody who was tough on crime in the city of Newark. If he stays in that lane, and is the articulate, inspirational guy that he is, then I think he’s got a legitimate chance to be a serious potential problem for the president in the general election.”

The liberal media seized on his usage of the word “articulate,” saying it was a dog-whistle word. They said Christie made it clear he liked Booker, but his use of the word came across as a patronizing, backhanded compliment.

Speaking of Senator Cory Booker, he recently announced that he is running for the President of the United States. I think the only people that should vote for him are blacks and homosexuals, because that’s what seems to exclusively matter to him. During a confirmation hearing to replace the seat held by Brett Kavanaugh, Booker pressed Neomi Rao over her stances on LGBT and African-American issues. Here is a partial transcript of the exchange between Booker and Rao:

SEN. CORY BOOKER: Are gay relationships, in your opinion, immoral?

NEOMI RAO: Um, senator, I’m not sure the relevance of that.

BOOKER: I think it is relevant to your opinion. Do you think African-American relationships are immoral? Do you think gay relationships are immoral?

RAO: No. I do not.

BOOKER: You do not.

Do you believe they are a sin?

RAO: Senator, my personal views on any of these subjects are things I would put to one side, and I would faithfully follow precedent–

BOOKER: So you’re not willing to say here whether you believe it is sinful for two men to be married – you’re not willing to comment on that?

RAO: I’m sorry.

BOOKER: What, I didn’t hear your response.

RAO: My response is that these personal views are ones that I would put to one side. Whatever my personal views are on the subject, I would faithfully follow the precedent of the Supreme Court.

BOOKER: Have you ever had an LGBTQ law clerk?

RAO: I have not been a judge so I don’t have any law clerks.

BOOKER: I’m sorry, someone working for you?

RAO: Um, to be honest, I don’t know the sexual orientation of my staff. I take people as they come, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation.

It does matter that Booker made an absolute fool out of himself with his stupid questions. He will ask the next judicial nominee the same line of questions because of his racist evil nature.

Today, even an institution like the Oscar awards has to comply with a growing number of leftist social rules. “Inclusion, diversity, racial, ethnic and gender equality were all buzzwords for the Academy. Having a room full of white men is a sign of failure. Never mind that this year saw the largest class of women nominees.

The Academy voting got the diversity memo. They placed Black Panther in several hot categories. Bret Easton Ellis Questions ‘Black Panther’ Oscar Noms, Says No One Thinks It’s ‘That Good.’ I don’t recall any other comic book-based movie getting this level of Oscar nominations.

Green Book made the cut, being about a world-class African-American pianist who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood.

Christian Bale is up for Best Actor because he played Dick Cheney in the movie Vice. The Bush-hating liberals will give him their vote.

This year’s Super Bowl had the shadow of racism hanging over it because of the failure to get Colin Kaepernick’s approval. He is the one who made a career out of protests at games by disgracing the playing of the National Anthem with his antics.

Because no NFL owner wanted this jerk on their team, the press is fighting a campaign to force the NFL to bow to Kaepernick’s demands. The so-called controversy has caused notable artists, including Rihanna, Pink, and Cardi B, to pass on the opportunity to perform at the Halftime Show.

Before music legend Gladys Knight sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl, Don Lemon – the dumbest person working at CNN – told her that another performer “basically lost her career” for singing at President Trump’s inauguration in January of 2017, and asked whether she was running the same risk.

Knight should have asked Lemon if he was making a personal threat. She calmly responded: “You know what? Nothing good comes easy… For me, it’s just for me about respect.”

I think the biggest problem with racism can be found in the Democratic ranks. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) — all new members of Congress — have all defended anti-Semites or espoused anti-Semitic positions over the last several months. What makes all of them more dangerous is that they believe they are the defenders of Equality. Anyone who calls them out as racists is racist in their eyes.

There are six million Jews in the U.S. Because Bible prophecy predicts that the Jewish people will be returning to the land of Israel, it is likely that America will become so hostile to Jews that they will decide to return to their homeland. It must be very near to that hour because we are in a time when few people care if you’re an anti-Semitic, but Lord help you if you are ever caught having once posed in blackface.

“Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel” (Ezekiel 11:17).


End-Times Religious Rearrangements

Observers of the signs of the times that indicate the nearness of Christ’s Second Advent chronicle with ever-increasing interest the convergence of all the signals given for the end of the age. These look at the major areas of life upon this judgment-bound sphere. The areas include geopolitics, socioeconomics, geophysical occurrences, and developments in religion.

We consistently deal with what is going on in Israel and the Middle East. We look at the declining morality and economic upheavals, natural weather and earthquake disasters around the globe. Too often, however, I think we sometimes put on the back burner of prophetic discernment what is happening in the arena of religious apostasy. And, there is no area with greater emphasis placed on it by the Word of God than religion in discerning the times as the end of the Church Age approaches.

Bible prophecy foretells the coming of a worldwide religious system. It will be anti-God in every respect and likened to a harlot with whom the leaders of earthly kingdoms will consort. This evil will bring God’s ever-increasing judgment as He releases His wrath on an incorrigibly rebellious world of whom the KJV calls “earth dwellers.”

This prostitute-like religious system is described as follows:

And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Revelation 17:1-5)

One of the great Bible prophecy scholars and writers of recent times, a person whom it was my great privilege to call a friend, wrote the following:

The great prostitute described in these verses is a portrayal of Apostate Christendom in the end time. When the Rapture occurred, all true believers were caught up to be with the Lord, but left behind were many thousands of those who made some profession of faith in Christ and claimed to be Christians who were not born again. These constituted the apostate Church which will dominate the scene politically and religiously up to the midpoint of that last seven years before the Second Coming.

The apostasy, called adultery and fornication here, of course refers to spiritual unfaithfulness, not to physical adultery. The church, devoid of any redeeming influence, is now completely united with the world, and, as the passage indicates, is working hand in glove with the political powers. (Dr. John F Walvoord, Every Prophecy in the Bible, Chariot Victor Publishing, 1999, pp. 604-607)

This harlot church system that will be in place during the Tribulation will, many prophecy students and teachers believe, be made up of an eclectic mix of religions in the time following the Rapture of the true Church. The religious system, called “Mystery Babylon,” will work in concert with the Antichrist regime to enslave the world in every realm of life.

With every day that passes, it becomes more obvious that the ecumenical movement among the religions of the world and the falling away within Christian church bodies from the sound, fundamental doctrines are quickly pushing the world toward this prophesied harlot system.

With the coming on the scene of Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, the observance of the development of end-times religious apostasy must no longer remain on that back burner. His recent comments make clear that he breaks dramatically from Catholic doctrine. For certain, his declarations fly in the face of Christian doctrine found in God’s Word, the Bible.

This pope has declared that there are many ways to God, not just one, as Jesus Christ, Himself, said as recorded in John 14:6. He has said that all atheists will one day be in Heaven. He has declared that there is no Hell. This can all be seen as nothing less than heresy, apostasy in its most blatant form.

Once again the news blaring at this generation on a minute-by-minute basis shows the dynamic movement of this most relevant end-times prophecy.

Rearrangement of the religious landscape on a national basis is significant enough. Pastors are abandoning sound, doctrinal teaching. The Laodicean church of Revelation is more and more in view.

However, it is the dramatic development involving Pope Francis and his embrace of many religions that take front and center in the news. The story makes plain that the current movement into apostasy is a relevant sign of the times. The following report, in my estimation, demonstrates how quickly the entity that will become the harlot system of Revelation 17 is coming into view.

135,000 tickets have been issued for a historic mass with Pope Francis. The Pope is heading to the United Arab Emirates, the first papal visit to the Arabian peninsula. The February 3-5 visit will also highlight coexistence, religious freedom and interfaith relations as the Pope meets with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayebb. The UAE has declared 2019 the “year of tolerance,” bringing together different religions….

The centerpiece of the visit is a mass at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City on Tuesday. Initially expected to draw 120,000, it now appears to be including up to 135,000 according to the Vatican.

“I am happy for this occasion the Lord has given me to write on your dear land, a new page in the history of relations between religions,” the Pope said last week….

The UAE is hosting 600 religious leaders for an inter-faith conference that will also be part of the Pope’s itinerary…

The interfaith discussions also come in the wake of reports in December about a synagogue in Dubai which Bloomberg described as a rented village in a “quiet residential neighborhood” used for services. Rabbi Marc Schneier, who has played a formative role in Jewish outreach to the Gulf, told The Arabian Gazette in an interview published January 30 that he was in the UAE this week. “To start it is historic that Pope Francis is visiting Abu Dhabi and a true honor for me to be here for this and to represent the Jewish communities in the Gulf. This is not only an incredible fete for the UAE and the Vatican, but it marks a new era for interfaith relations.” (Seth J. Frantzman, “Pope Francis Headnig to UAE for Historic Meting with Religious Leaders and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayebb part of UAE’s ‘year of tolerance’ supporting interfaith dialogue,” Jerusalem Post, February 2, 2019).

Like other last-of-the-end-of-the-age prophecies involving geopolitics, socioeconomics, and geophysical upheaval, the last-days apostasy is developing swiftly. Rearrangements that will usher in Antichrist and serve as his platform of control that will enslave Tribulation earth dwellers are all converging upon this generation.

Every day, I am reminded by those who send emails that Titus 2:13 is on the collective mind of those truly devoted to discerning the signs of the times: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”