Friday, August 25, 2017

"Identity Politics."

Tom's Journal.

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Foreword in Polish:

Witam przyjaciol w Polsce,
nie wiem, co mam zrobić, bez pomocy specjalnej lady i zaprzyjaźniony z kumplem, który pomaga mi często i troszczy o mnie, teraz, kiedy jestem w trudnej sytuacji i czuć bliżej i łoskot nieba drzwi. Ludzie mogą "mówić o dobrej grze --- lecz pamiętaj, że spacer dobrze gra?" innymi słowy, "Czy oni czują się na spacer?" one są prawdziwym, uczciwym i odważnym, ? I czy oni mają umysł i serce naszego Pana, Jezusa Chrystusa, któremu udawają, by służyć i live for ?
Aby poinformować was wszystkich bardzo prawdy, że zapoznałam w ciągu minionych 45 lat od Biblii KJV, wszyscy możemy założyć szczęśliwej twarzy i udawać, że są chrześcijanami, ale tylko Bóg Ojciec i Jezus będzie widział prawdziwą prawdę. Dlaczego więc teraz zainwestować trochę czasu i poznać Prawdę Biblii KJV, aby poznać, w jaki sposób możemy uzyskać "Saved" i wiem na pewno, że droga do zbawienia. Mówię, że przedmiot często.
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ciepłe Pozdrowienia,
Thomas G Schuckman
"Jezus jest moim Panem i Zbawicielem".

A common catchphrase cautions believers from being “so heavenly minded that they are of no earthly good.” The problem? More often than not, the issue is not that Christians are “so heavenly minded,” but that they don’t think correctly about heaven in the first place. Dozens–if not hundreds–of myths and misunderstandings swirl in Christendom about this future, heavenly home. Many of them are repeated so frequently they “become fact.”
Here are 5 frequent misunderstandings about Heaven:
  1. Heaven is not primarily a place where believers go to engage in favorite hobbies or past times.
While Scripture does not say Christians refrain from sinless activities they enjoyed on earth, nowhere does it indicate that heaven is endless sunny days of fishing, eating, or playing golf. Is heaven enjoyable for the child of God? Without a doubt. God desires to bless His children with good gifts. But the primary reason the Christian will enjoy heaven is because of the presence of God. Any earthly past times will fade in comparison to the opportunity to worship Jesus face to face.
Similarly, Heaven is not primarily a party in the sky. To be clear, heaven is not boring, either. The God who created taste buds and sunsets and adrenaline certainly wouldn’t neglect His awesome power of creativity when designing an eternal home for His children. But using language like “a party in the sky” to describe Heaven undercuts what God has planned. The greatest party on earth fails to hold a candle to the eternal celebration of God that believers will experience after death. And if Revelation is any indication, believers will want to fall on their face and cry, “Holy! Holy! Holy!”
  1. Heaven is not the end of relationships forged on earth.
Yes, the Bible is clear, in Heaven believers will neither marry nor be given in marriage (Matthew 22:30), but marriage isn’t the only relationships Christians had on earth. The Bible says nothing to indicate relationships on earth won’t be taken to a better, closer level. Scripture would specifically indicate that people recognize each other and share good memories of God’s faithfulness. Keep in mind, if fellowship was created by God to bring glory to God (which, since Genesis has been the case), it would make sense that fellowship continue to please God in Heaven.
  1. Heaven is not void of work.
To make the assumption that there is no work in Heaven is to believe the misconception that work is a direct result of the curse. The problem? Work was not part of God’s punishment for sin; sin became painful as a result of sin. Work can be a joyful, fulfilling proposition. Man worked before the Fall, and Scripture seems to indicate work occurs in Heaven. John 5 says that God Himself is at work in Heaven. One thing would seem to be clear. Any work in heaven will bring joy and not be burdensome for the believer who will be forever in a glorified body.
  1. Heaven is not (necessarily) in the clouds.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 says, “Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.” Notice it does not say believers will stay in the clouds. Scripture never actually indicates the location of Heaven, other than that it is where God dwells. And that is enough.
  1. Heaven is not a place where believers suddenly know everything.
God is omniscient; believers are not. Which means Heaven will be a place where Christians still have things to learn and discoveries to make. When Christians die and go to Heaven, certainly they will see things in a clearer way. The issues of earth, for instance, will fade in comparison to the presence of God. But the reality that believers have questions for God (as seen in Revelation) would seem to make clear that Christians will still need to learn and grow. Jonathan Edwards, a Puritan preacher, believed “the saints will be progressive in knowledge to all eternity,” adding, “The number of ideas of the saints shall increase to eternity.”
Truth be told, the idea that believers could have assignments to do or things to learn should bring immense hope that we will be no more one or two-dimensional in Heaven than we are on earth. God has great and wonderful things planned far above anything we can think or imagine!
~ Christian Patriot Daily

Hello  Friends,
      I believe that we, in the far Northern  Central States of America just got a blast of chilly Fall/ Autumn air these past few days,  and at the same time a new, and first Hurricane is about to make land break tomorrow, named Harvey !   Some people say that this will be a big test for our new President Trump.   So tell me,  how is he able to 'sword fight with the wind ?'   He cannot do any worse than the last- past, 2 presidents....  Ha!   And so....  that is another great 'analogy' for us to remember as we read from the wisdom of  Hal  Lindsey,  today !   I was telling my Fiancé today that Jesus and His Father were/ are  Happy Beings with a great sense of humor, and funny jokes are an excellent way to teach and preach.   And who doesn't like to be admired for some witty jokes and teaching skills ?  

One of my favorite ways to explain futility, also logic:   'Sitting in some church every Sunday no more make a person a Christian --- than standing in an auto repair garage make a person a mechanic.'     ----The point being:   The common, average man or woman who has never STUDIED the Bible usually doesn't know how to chew/ digest a fake/ false Gospel from a true, genuine Gospel, or Bible Truth !   He is merely taking the preacher's word or reputation for the so-called,  "Truth."   Mostly, the only way a person can learn the Bible is to actually read it for themselves ! !  And that can take a lot of time and patience--- and many times help from another mature, well read, true Christian !  
        Now,  I and my close friends all believe that any/ every good, honest hearted human being in the world will have Father God's help in sending the Holy  Spirit to him/ her.   God will make it happen.    That visit also happened to me, and most everyone else I know who is a Christian.    And it's so interesting to hear the many stories of how a person found God !   Perhaps someday, you will also hear my story.  

But now,  today, on August 25th,  2017,  I just have a deep, gut, feeling that something huge is coming.   But it's a personal and also general feeling of a huge event.... and not just a new Hurricane coming toward the great State of Texas,  USA.    I am not feeling too well,  physically and emotionally, lately, and at the same time,  I am drawing closer to Christ, as much as possible.  
    I am feeling more tired, fatigued, kind of sad, hoping that I might make it to the Rapture, but also getting married before that time.... a personal thing.   I have some trouble breathing, too, at age 68. And that is just one of the reasons why I continue to ask for prayers from my readers.   Thanks.

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Thomas G Schuckman

August 25th, 2017
Though we do not want to think about it, and some will deny its existence, there is a worldwide phenomenon happening right now. It is ripping apart nations, communities, and even families.

It's called "Identity Politics."

It is dangerous. Those who engage in it are contributing to the destruction of our great nation. Those who promote it in government, the media, and international relations are doing so for their own political and financial benefit.

But they are playing with fire.

Why do I believe "Identity Politics" is so dangerous? Well, Jesus Himself thought it threatening enough that He warned us that in the last days it would be prominent.

He said that in the days just prior to His return, "...nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom." (Matthew 24:7 NASB). To modern ears, those sound the same, but Jesus made an important distinction. "...Kingdom against kingdom...." means country against country. "...Nation against nation...." means people group against people group.

People group can also mean "race" or "tribe." Usually, these "people groups" identify with one another because of race, but people groups can identify with one another because of gender, language, or many other things.

Though much -- if not most -- of identity politics is instigated and manufactured for the express political benefit of the Leftists, nonetheless it is fracturing the United States.

At last week's demonstration against free speech that took place on the Boston Common, a woman was photographed carrying a protest sign. It read: "My heroes are queer immigrant female people of color."

That's identity politics in a nutshell.

In the last century, identity politics resulted in Jim Crow laws, segregation, and the systematic exclusion of African-Americans from U.S. politics. It was the philosophy that engendered the Ku Klux Klan and Planned Parenthood.

For a while, it seemed to mostly disappear, but in the last few years it has made a roaring comeback.

The site of its most dramatic resurrection may surprise you: American universities. Judging people based on their race or gender permeates academia.

White nationalists saw this and rejoiced. So did the newest group of public racists -- black supremacists. They had both been judging by race all along, but now they have seized upon identity politics for their own exploitation. And with great success. Identity politics now dominates the mainstream media and reaches into the Congress itself.

But God has a better way. The Bible gives us three reasons not to participate in identity politics.

First, we are all sons and daughters of Adam. Acts 17:26 says, "He has made from one blood every nation (people group) to dwell on all the face of the earth." President Trump observed that very thing in his inaugural address, "...whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood...."

Second, we are all made in the image of God. What better reason to treat everyone with dignity and respect?

Third, Jesus Christ died for the sins of everyone. I John 2:2 tells us, "He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world."

Jesus Christ paid a ransom that we can never begin to fathom. And He paid it for every person born into this world. That makes each of us priceless.

Galatians 3:28 says that in Christ, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (NASB)

Ephesians 2:14 tells us, "For He Himself is our peace, who has made them both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation." (KJV)

In these days of rage and fear, Jesus alone is our peace. Despite our outward differences, in Christ we are one.

But identity politics is not confined to America. It is raging through societies and countries across the world.

In the last decade, we've seen a new surge in Jews returning to the Holy Land from Europe. Just as the Bible predicted. But they are not doing it because they want to fulfill Biblical prophecy. They are fleeing to Israel because Europe has once again become a dangerous place for them.

Nazis again roam the streets of Germany. French Jews are attacked in their own businesses.

A recent study by YouGov shows that 33% of Jews in Britain have thought about leaving Britain. They no longer feel safe there.

40% of British Jews say that they hide their faith. They're afraid of anti-Semitic attacks.

No doubt the arrival of massive numbers of Muslim migrants has contributed to the increase in animosity toward British Jews. But I've documented on previous Reports the anti-Semitic beliefs of several British leaders. And it seems to be getting worse. Last year's election of a practicing Muslim as mayor of London does not bode well for any reversal of the tension that Britain's Jews are beginning to feel.

In the United States, people on both the Left and the Right have expressed outrage over the anti-Semitism of the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. But the rising hatred of Israel and the Jews on American college campuses promises to pose an exponentially greater danger to American Jews and the State of Israel than all of the neo-Nazis in America ever will.

Add to that the growing anti-Jewish sentiment of the far Left and I see the potential for new persecution of Jews in America.

There are almost as many Jews here as there are in Israel. I believe many of them may soon decide it's time to go to the land of their Fathers. Sadly, Charlottesville and Boston may be a preview of things to come.

Finally, on this week's program, I want to tell you about the greatest hellfire and damnation sermon ever preached.

It was the Sermon on the Mount.

In it, Jesus declared that it wasn't just what you did on the outside that was a sin. He said that sin includes what goes on inside your heart and mind.

The highly religious of His day were stunned to hear that "good works" were not enough to get them into heaven.

Jesus showed that the Law of the New Testament went far beyond the Law of Moses. It focused on the thoughts and intents of the heart!

In fact, it is the most definitive and exacting law ever given to man. It is impossible to live up to and fulfill to the letter.

In fact, it is so difficult that the most influential of all of Christ's followers -- the Apostle Paul -- was reduced to utter despair. He cried out, "Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?" (Romans 7:25 NASB)

That's bone-deep despair!

You see, the law makes all of us realize that there is no human effort that can save us. It points us to Christ because it does not permit us to hope in ourselves.

But thanks to a merciful God, Paul's despair is immediately followed by hope! In the next verse he said, "Thanks be to God through Christ Jesus our Lord! ... There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 7:25-8:1 NASB)

When we are "in Christ Jesus," the law is finally done with us. So why can't we let go of it?

If the Law of Moses was impossible to keep (and it was), what on earth makes us think we can keep the laws of the New Testament (that demand purity of thought as well as deed)? That's a million times tougher!

The Jews in Paul's day tried to be righteous by obeying the Ten Commandments. Today, we've made a list of rules for being a "good Christian." It doesn't work.

Galatians 2:21 makes it perfectly plain: "If righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly." (NASB)

So how can we live a righteous and obedient life? Romans 10:4 tells us, "Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes." (NASB)

The answer to a righteous and obedient life is to walk in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit will produce God's righteousness within us!

Don't miss this week's Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, various local stations, or Check your local listings.

By the way, if you are interested in studying these things more deeply, I discuss them thoroughly in my book, Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth.

God Bless,

Hal Lindsey

mail: HLMM, P.O. Box 470470, Tulsa, OK 74147