2 Peter 3 – Christ’s Coming & Muhammad and the Koran (Qur’an)

Do I think the Muslims are going to behead me?  No, I don’t.  Could they?  Certainly, but I’m not afraid of it.  I’m sure that if the loony-tunes caught up with me and were going to chop my head off I would not enjoy the event, but I don’t fear it.

There is nothing to fear on earth if you are with Jesus Christ.  Everything here is temporary and I would love to get out of here and be with Jesus, but I don’t have the right to choose when I will die, God will take me when He chooses.

This is the last chapter of this book so tomorrow we will begin with…

2 Peter 3
Christ’s Coming

1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Savior:

“Spoken before by the holy prophets” – those of the Old Testament.

The Black Stone in the Kabaa in Mecca traces its history to Goddess Worship in Mecca.
Other deities linked to Black Stones include Cybele, Aphrodite,

Astarte and Artemis/Diana, most of these are Moon deities. What is less commonly known is the presence of a holy relic – literally a cornerstone – that is part of the worship.

The origins of the dark stone remains a mystery to not only Muslims but geologists, scientists and historians alike.

One question is: “Does the black stone reveal pagan goddess-worshiping roots of Islam?”

The Black Stone is a Muslim relic, which according to Islamic tradition dates back to the time of Adam and Eve.

Historical research claims that the Black Stone marked the Kaaba as a place of worship during pre-Islamic pagan times.

It is the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the ancient stone building towards which Muslims pray, in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

The Stone is a dark rock, polished smooth by the hands of millions of pilgrims, that has been broken into a number of fragments cemented into a silver frame in the side of the Kaaba.

Although it has often been described as a meteorite, this hypothesis is still under consideration.

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba as part of the Tawaf ritual of the Hajj.

Many of them try, if possible, to stop and kiss the Black Stone, emulating the kiss that Islamic tradition records that it received from the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.

If they cannot reach it, they point to it on each of their seven circuits around the Kaaba. Many scholars say that the Kaaba is an ancient symbol of goddess worshiping.

One of the sites for this Arab worship of the “hosts of heaven” was Mecca. Regarding the Kaaba of Mecca, that holiest of Muslim holies, Walker writes:

“Black Stone (al-Hajaru-l-Aswad) in the Kaaba at Mecca, encased in a yoni-shaped silver frame.”

Shrine of the sacred stone in Mecca, formerly dedicated to the pre-Islamic Triple Goddess Manat, Al-Lat (Allah), and Al-Uzza, the ‘Old Woman’ worshiped by Mohammed’s tribesmen the Koreshites.

The stone was also called Kubaba, Kuba or Kube, and has been linked with the name of Cybele (Kybela), the Great Mother of the Gods.

The stone bore the emblem of the yoni, like the Black Stone worshiped by votaries of Artemis.

Now it is regarded as the holy center of patriarchal Islam, and its feminine symbolism has been lost, though priests of the Kaaba are still kno
wn as Sons of the Old Woman.”

And a translator of the Koran, N.J. Dawood says:

“Long before Muhammad’s call, Arabian paganism was showing signs of decay.

At the Ka’bah the Meccans worshipped not only Allah, the supreme Semitic God, but also a number of female deities whom they regarded as daughters of Allah.

Among these were Al-Lat, Al-Uzza and Manat, who represented the Sun, Venus and Fortune respectively.

Muhammad was not a prophet.

“Us the apostles” – Peter and the other disciples and Paul were not prophets, but apostles.  They were apostles because they received instructions and knowledge directly from Jesus Christ.

Moses and the others were prophets because their instruction and knowledge came from the Spirit of God; they never saw him – see (Ex 33:20).

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word, are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

“A thousand years as one day” – God does not view time as humans do.  He stands above time, with the result that when time is seen in the light of eternity, n age appears no longer than one short day and a day seems no shorter than a long age.

Since time is purely relative with God, He waits patiently while human beings stew with impatience.

3:8-10 – Here is an analogy: you’re sick so you call your doctor’s office and the doctor/secretary sets an appointment.  On that day and time you arrive to the office and may sit for hours before you see him/her. 

When the time comes the doctor examines you and let us say it is found out that you need surgery.  You then go back home and wait for the time the surgery is set for or in some cases you are sent directly to the hospital and again, wait.  When it’s time the doctors remove the parasites and throw them in the trash.

Okay now, God created the world (set the appointment).  God is a very astute doctor and He has examined his patients (the world population) with a glance and sees that we all need surgery and set the appointment.

That date of the appointment was when Jesus was born.  God is a patient doctor and instead of just instantly removing the parasites He tries many different types of antibiotics to kill them so the person can live.

When Jesus returns He will gather up the people who no longer have parasites and take them to their new homes.  Those that could not be healed will be thrown in the trash.

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you” (Jn 14:2).

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

“His promise” – new heavens and a new earth are promised by Is 65:17, 66:22.  This promise is confirmed by John in Rev 21:1.

“Wherein dwelleth righteousness” – The people that whose parasites were healed.

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

Pagan roots of Allah
In spite of the prevalent mainstream description of Allah, there continues to exist a somewhat controversial of Islam, put forth by some scholars and a number of Christian groups, in which it is claimed that the Islamic deity Allah has pre-Islamic pagan roots stemming from local mythology.

According to this “popular” view, the chief deity of pre-Islamic Mecca “was the moon-god called al-ilah (meaning the god or the idol), which was shortened to Allah in pre-Islamic times.

17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.

“Seeing ye know these things before” – that false teachers are coming.

18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

“Grow in…knowledge” – Peter concludes by again stressing knowledge.

In other words, read the Bible and spend time talking to God, rather than listening to false teachers.

Muhammad and the Koran (Qur’an)

Muhammad (whose name means “highly praised”) was born in Mecca in 570 A.D. His father died shortly before his birth, and he lost his mother at the age of six.

The young orphan was then raised primarily by his uncle, for whom he worked as a shepherd. At age 9 (some sources say 12); he joined his uncle on a caravan to Syria. 

As a young man, Muhammad worked as a camel driver between Syria and Arabia. Soon he established a career managing caravans on behalf of merchants.

Through his travel first with his uncle and later in his career, Muhammad came into contact with people of many nationalities and faiths, including Jews, Christians and pagans.

Muhammad
This is Just a cursory look at Muhammad’s Qur’an (Koran) should be enough to warn you to keep your distance from Islam:
– Truly, god loves those who fight.
– Fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem.
– Chop off their hands and chop off their fingertips.
– When you meet the unbelievers, chop off their heads.
– Fight and slay those who don’t convert wherever you find them.
– Believers, take neither Jew nor Christians for your friends.
– Those who follow Muhammad are ruthless to unbelievers.
– Those who reject Islam are “the vilest of creatures” and thus deserve no mercy.
– Fight them until Islam reigns supreme (throughout the world).

There are more than 100 verses in the Qur’an (Koran) advocating the use of violence to spread Islam.

There are exactly 123 verses in the Qur’an about killing and fighting. The word “Islam” has been falsely proclaimed by Muslims to mean peace.

The word Islam, actually means “submission” to the Muslim god of intolerance and hatred. It comes from the root Arabic word “taslim”. In Arabic, the word for peace is only “solh”.

At age 25, Muhammad was employed by Khadija, a wealthy Meccan widow 15 years his senior. The two were married, and by all accounts enjoyed a loving and happy marriage.

Early records report that “God comforted him through her, for she made his burden light.” Although polygamy was common practice at the time, Muhammad took no other wife than Khadija until her death 24 years later.

Divine Revelation

Muhammad began making long retreats to a mountain cave outside town. There, he fasted and meditated.

In 610, at the age of 40, on one occasion, Muhammad was visited by an overpowering presence and instructed to recite words of such beauty and force that he and others gradually attributed them to God. He had returned to his wife telling her that he had gone mad or he had been visited by God.

I can certainly believe that because when I was in jail at the age of 46 God visited me in my cell and was there for three days.  He told me many things, but I cannot remember them and I don’t even know if I understood Him at the time.

It was extremely bizarre and I thought I was going crazy or I was going to be the retarded  Jerryonce again.

Yet, Muhammad said:

The angel persisted, and the Prophet repeatedly resisted, until the angel finally overwhelmed Muhammad and commanded him:

Proclaim in the name of your Lord who created!
Created man from a clot of blood.
Proclaim: Your Lord is the Most Generous, 
Who teaches by the pen; 
Teaches man what he knew not (Qur’an 96:1-3).

If this were to be true then I would have to say that this “overpowering presence” or “angel” was not God, but a fallen angel or Satan himself.

“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” (2 Cor 11:14).

There is nothing more powerful, more exciting, and certainly more frightening then God Himself. 

MECCA, Saudi Arabia — Draped in white robes to symbolize purity and the equality of mankind under God, nearly 3 million Muslims from all over the world gathered in Mecca, on the eve of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Male pilgrims, wearing two-piece seamless white robes, and women, covered head to foot except for their hands and faces, circled the sacred Kaaba stone structure seven times inside the Grand Mosque, which Muslims face during their five daily prayers.
A pillar of the Muslim faith, the hajj is packed with symbolism and ritual aimed at cleansing the soul of sin.
Every able-bodied Muslim who can financially afford to must perform it at least once in his or her lifetime.

Today, God still comes and sees me, but now I know Him and I am not frightened as I had been six years ago and I understand that He is here.

I don’t know why He comes, but if you have not been visited by God, believe me, when He comes you will know it is Him.

I had just said I am no longer frightened, and I’m not in the sense of “scared,” but each time He time becomes I am filled with fear.  It is exciting and wonderful when He comes, but He is so powerful that He is just too much.  He is so much that I honestly ask Him to leave because I cannot handle it. 

It really makes me wonder how Moses must have felt because God spoke to Moses.

Muhammad Takes his Message Public

After several similar experiences, Muhammad finally began to reveal the messages he was receiving to his tribe. These were gathered verse by verse and later would become the Karan, Islam’s sacred scripture.

In the next decade, Muhammad and his followers were first belittled and ridiculed, then persecuted and physically attacked for departing from traditional Mecca’s tribal ways. Muhammad’s message was resolutely monotheistic.

For several years, the Quraysh, Mecca’s dominant tribe, levied a ban on trade with Muhammad’s people, subjecting them to near famine conditions. Toward the end of the decade, Muhammad’s wife and uncle both died. Finally, the leaders of Mecca attempted to assassinate Muhammad.       

Muhammad and the Muslims Emigrate to Medina

The Kaaba or Ka’aba (Arabic: الكعبة‎‎ al-Kaʿbah IPA: [ælˈkæʕbɐ],
“The Cube”), also known as the Sacred House (بيت الحرام‎ Baytu l-Ḥarām) and the Ancient House (البيت العتيق‎ Baytu l-‘Atīq), is a cuboid building at the centre of Islam’s most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

It is the most sacred point within this most sacred mosque, making it the most sacred location in Islam.

Wherever they are in the world, Muslims are expected to face the Kaaba – i.e. when outside Mecca, to face toward Mecca – when performing salat (prayers).

The Al-Masjid al-Haram mosque was built around the Kaaba.

From any point in the world, the direction facing the Kaaba is called the Qibla.

In 622, Muhammad and his few hundred followers left Mecca and traveled to Yathrib, the oasis town where his father was buried. The leaders there were suffering through a vicious civil war, and they had invited this man well known for his wisdom to act as their mediator.

Yathrib soon became known as Medina, the City of the Prophet. Muhammad remained here for the next six years, building the first Muslim community and gradually gathering more and more people to his side.   

Remember, Muhammad was born in 570 A.D. and according to the Jewish calendar; Moses was born around 1393 B.C.

What God told Moses to write is practically the opposite of what Muhammad says the angel told him to write.  The Karan is filled of violence and murder.

God doesn’t change so there is no way that He told Muhammad to write the garbage that he wrote.

“For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed” (Mal 3:6).

God is the same God He has always been, and we can see that in the personality of Jesus Christ.

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature” (Col 1:15).

If it had been God that had visited Muhammad, he was obviously visited by the devil too and he chose to walk with Satan instead of with God.

Muhammad managed to recruit his old employer, Khadija’s, he then became confident that he had been chosen as the messenger of God and began to proclaim as he thought he was commanded.

Muhammad’s message to his countrymen was to convert from pagan polytheism, immorality and materialism, repent from evil and worship Allah, the only true god. He was always careful to clarify his role in God’s work – he was only a prophet.

He was not an angel, he did not know the mind of God, and he did not work miracles. He simply preached what he had received.

The site of Kaaba in 1880.

To make a long story short, Muhammad managed to convince enough people that he was God’s prophet and build a strong enough army to conquer Mecca and make a name for himself.

The Military Period

The Mickens did not take Muhammad’s new success lightly. Early skirmishes led to three major battles in the next three years.

* The Battle of Bard, March, 624 – the Muslims won.

* The Battle of Ehud, March, 625 – the Muslims lost.

* The Battle of the Trench and the Siege of Medina, April, 627 – the Muslims outlasted.

The Five Pillars of Islam (arkān al-Islām أركان الإسلام; also arkān al-dīn أركان الدين “pillars of the religion”) are five basic acts in Islam, considered mandatory by believers and are the foundation of Muslim life.
They are summarized in the famous hadith of Gabriel.

They make up Muslim life, prayer, concern for the needy, self purification and the pilgrimage. They are:

* Shahadah: declaring there is no god except God, and Muhammad is God’s Messenger
* Salat: ritual prayer five times a day
* Sawm: fasting and self-control during the blessed month of Ramadan
* Zakat: giving 2.5% of one’s savings to the poor and needy
* Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime if he/she is able to.

In March, 628, a treaty was signed between the two sides, which recognized the Muslims as a new force in Arabia and gave them freedom to move unmolested throughout Arabia. Meccan allies breached the treaty a year later.               

The Conquest of Mecca

By now, the balance of power had shifted radically away from once-powerful Mecca, toward Muhammad and the Muslims.

In January, 630, they marched on Mecca and were joined by tribe after tribe along the way. They entered Mecca without bloodshed and the Mickens, seeing the tide had turned, joined them.        

Muhammad’s Final Years

Muhammad returned to live in Medina. In the next three years, he consolidated most of the Arabian Peninsula under Islam.

In March, 632, he returned to Mecca one last time to perform a pilgrimage, and tens of thousands of Muslims joined him.

After the pilgrimage, he returned to Medina. Three months later on June 8, 632 he died there, after a brief illness.

He is buried in the mosque in Medina. Within a hundred years Muhammad’s teaching and way of life had spread from the remote corners of Arabia as far east as Indo-China and as far west as Morocco, France and Spain.        

First off we must remember that Allah was the Moon God of ancient times.  Also, Muhammad could not have been a prophet, unless Jesus Christ is a liar:

“The law and the prophets were until John [the Baptists}: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it” (Lk 16:16).

Spread of Islam

By 634, Islam had taken over the entire Arabian peninsula. Within 100 years of Muhammad’s death, it had reached the Atlantic in one direction and borders of China in the other.

This success was due in large part to the military and political abilities of Muhammad’s successors, the caliphs.

The Koran

The Koran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule.  Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. 

Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

Most of today’s Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book’s call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. 

Therefore, most Muslims are not true Muslims; they just worship the wrong god.  Either way, they too will go to hell:

“He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad” (Matt 12:30).

“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (Jn 3:16).

God condemns no one at this time, as the Islamic Bible does.  God is longsuffering:

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Pet 3:9).

Our God, the only True God, is biding His time, waiting and waiting with the hope that all will repent. 

The Moon god
Many Muslim leaders oppose research into pre-Islamie Arabian religion.

But Western scholars have done it for them.

What they have found is quite a blow to Islam. In the last 100 years or so, archaeologists have gained a pretty clear picture of what the religion of the Arabians was like before and during Muhammad’s lifetime.

Long before Muhammad was born, the Kaba was the home of 360 idols.

One of these idols was the moon god.

He was considered to be the most powerful of the gods of the Arabs. He had several names.

He was often called “al ilah” or “the god.” The poets called him Allah.

In fact, the Kaba was called, “The House of Allah” before Muhammad was born.

This is because he was the chief god of the Kaba.

The idols there were called the daughters of Allah and intercessors in pre-Islamic times.

His symbol was a crescent moon and it has been found on all kinds of objects everywhere in the ancient world.

The moon god cult was quite pervasive in ancient times.

Allah was a god that was especially worshiped by Muhammad’s Quaraysh tribe.

The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Religion says, “The Quaraysh tribe to which Muhammad belonged to was devoted to Allah, but allowed worship of other gods in the Kaba until Muhammad removed them.”

This, aside from the fact that we can see all that God has created, proves that Allah, the moon god, is nothing more than one of man’s ridiculous ideas of a god, just like Baal of the Old Testament.

A Few Verses of the Koran:

Koran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fatah [disbelief] is worse than killing…

Koran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”

Koran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” 

Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. 

From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.

Koran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

God says the same thing; He will destroy the non-believers, i.e., the evil and wicked.  Yet, He says that He will do it, not people.

“To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for he day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is one, and there is none shut up, or left.

See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy”  (Deut 32:35-36, 39, 42).

“…avenge not yoursleves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (Rom 12:19).

We don’t have the right to judge others, and certainly not murder them, because we do not own people, God owns us, He created us.

Koran (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…”

Koran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”

Allah the Moon God found in the Palestinian Region
Notice the Crescent Moon on the Idol´s chest.

I fit in the above category because yes, I do wage war against Allah and any other false god, including the Pope.

Koran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.

…the Book of 1 John.

 

2 Peter 2 – False Prophets and Teachers The Muslims Are Coming, the Muslims Are Coming

One part in the below quotation is wrongly written,

If Muslims could…stop their…hatred for all non-Muslims they could be accepted…

Accepted by whom?  They are still against God being accepted by people is no big thing.  Life may be more pleasurable on earth if people accept you, but if God doesn’t accept you it means nothing.

“What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matt 16:26).

Not all Muslims are horrible people, no more than the Catholics and Mormons.  They are all going to end up going to hell, but that doesn’t mean they are horrible people.  And it doesn’t mean that they can’t wake up and see the One True God.

I say this because when I was in prison here in Texas one of my good friends was a Muslim.  The prison allowed the Muslims to celebrate Ramadan and I had asked him about it so he explained it to me.

That got us talking about God, my God and Allah.  About a year later he was released and he was released as a true Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ. 

Not only that, he told me his daughter lived in Mexico and she was quite popular so he was going to make sure that she also spread the good news about Jesus Christ.

The Bible tells us not to hang out with those of the dark, but that does not mean we cannot associate with them.  If we don’t talk to them then how could they ever know the truth?

Many say the Muslims are radicals, but I say not all of them.  Some of them don’t abide with all of the words of the Qur’an so they may not be true Muslims, they just think they are.  Just like not all Catholics abide by the words of the Catholic Bible so they could actually be Christians.

But there are some scary ones, so tomorrow, we will look at…

2 Peter 2
False Prophets and Teachers

1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

“There shall be false teachers among you” – numerous New Testament passages warn of false teachers who are already present or yet to come – Matt 24:4-5, 11; Acts 20:29-30; Gal 1:6-9; Phil 3:2; Col 2:4, 8, 18, 20-23; 2 Thess 2:1-3; 1 Tim 1:3-7, 4:1-3; 2 Tim 3:1-8; 1 Jn 2:18-19, 22-23; 2 Jn 7-11; Jude 3-4.

God hates all false religious systems.
Islam is no better than Buddhism, Hinduism, paganism, or Catholicism in this regard.

Muslims revere the false prophet Mohammed as a god.

They also set up the Koran as a false god to be worshiped.

They further deny the true and living God, Jesus Christ by saying He was a mere prophet and that His blood is not necessary for salvation.

We know that the Lord hates idol worshipers and false prophets because in His word He promises to curse them.

2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

“Way of truth” – the Christian faith is not only correct doctrine but also correct living.

3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

“Through covetousness” – they will be motivated by a desire for money and will commercialize the Christian faith to their own selfish advantage.

“Damnation slumbereth not” – although delay makes it seem that they have escaped God’s judgment, destruction is a reality that is rue to come upon them.

4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

2:4-8 – three examples showing that God will rescue the godly and destroy the wicked.

“Angels that sinned” – some believer this sin was the one referred to in Gen 6:2, where the sons of God are said to have intermarried with the daughters of men, meaning (according to this view) that angles married human women.

The offspring of those marriages are said to have been the Nephilim (Gen 6:4).  But since it appears impossible for angles, who are spirits, to have sexual relations with women, the sin referred to in this verse probably occurred before the fall of Adam and Eve.

In his typical liberal fashion, Pastor Rick Warren has joined a movement known as King’s Way.
The movement’s goal is to bring Christians and Muslims together without either group trying to proselytize or convert the other.

As part of this effort, Warren announced that he wants to create a set of principles that both evangelical Christians and Muslims could agree to in the effort to bring churches and mosques closer together.
One of those principles is that we both worship the same God.
In other words, God and Allah are one in the same deity.
He’s going to Hell.

The angels who fell became the devil and the evil angels, (probably the demons and evil spirits referred to in the New Testament).

Jesus says that angels can’t have sex (Mk 12:25), but they can enter a person and therefore they could have sex with the women with the man’s body.  And because the man is no longer himself, but is demon possessed, the child could be born a giant.  That could be possible.

“Cast them down to hell” – the Greek for “hell” is Tartarus, the term used by the Greeks to designate the place where the most wicked spirits were sent to be punished. 

Peter uses this term to indicate a sphere of habitation and activity that is infinitely below their former estate, and from which they cannot escape or return to the former position?

Why some angels are imprisoned and others are free to serve Satan as demons is not explained in scripture.

In Eph 6:12, Paul seems to be saying that there are a whole lot of demons and they are of different ranks, so maybe the ones that are not good enough to play the game have to sit on the bench.  Like at a basketball game, not all players get to play, only the good ones.

“Chains of darkness” –this indicates that Satan and his fallen angels cannot escape.

5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

“Noah the eighth person” – Noah’s wife, three sons and three daughters-in-law (Noah was the eighth).

6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

“The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah – these cities were destroyed by God for their gross wickedness, including homosexuality – not for simply being inhospitable to Lot’s visitors.  See Gen 19.

7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

“Vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked” – see Gen 19:4-9.  How Lot could be so distressed, who he could be called a “righteous” man,” and yet offer to turn his two daughters over to the wicked townsmen to be sexually abused is difficult to understand apart from a knowledge of the code of honor characteristic of that day.

8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” Thessalonians 2:3
In these Last Days, the Devil is very openly active in the affairs of men.

We read in 2 Thessalonians that one of the signs that will immediately precede the Rapture of the Church will be the great “falling away” from the faith once delivered to the saints of God.

One sign of this end time prophecy is the demonic activity of Chrislam, the evil mutant hybrid of Christianity and Islam that is being pushed so hard here in America by false teachers like Rick Warren.

“Chiefly them” – the heretics of Peter’s day are certain to come under judgment for two main reasons: 1. They follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature, perhaps referring to homosexuality, and the sin of the Sodomites (Gen 19:5).  At least the author has in mind a similar inordinate sexual practice.  2.  They despise authority.

11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

“Angels…bring not railing accusation” – even good angels, who might have more right to do so because of their greater power, do not bring such accusations against the inferior evil angels.

12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

“As natural brute beasts” – a scathing denunciation.  They are like irrational animals, whose lives are to be slaughtered.

13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

“Riot in the day time” – see 1 Thess 5:7.  Even the pagan world carried on their corrupt practices under cover of darkness.

“Their own deceivings while they feast with you” – these false teachers seem to have been involved in the sacred feasts of brotherly love that, in the early church, accompanied the Lord’s supper. 

In fact, it appears that they injected their carousing into these holy observances and delighted in their shameless acts.

14 Having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: a heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

“Eyes full of adultery” – they desired every woman they saw as a sex partner.

“Beguiling unstable souls” – for a parallel use of the Greek word for “beguiling” see Jas 1:14.  It depicts the fisherman who attempts to lure and catch fish with bait.

15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

“Way of Balaam the son of Bosor” – See Num 22-24.  Balaam was bent on cursing Israel, though God had forbidden it.  He wanted the money Balak offered him.

Similarly these false teachers apparently were guilty of attempting to extract money from naïve listeners.  For a donkey to rebuke the prophet’s madness reflects not only on the foolishness of Balaam but also on that of the false teachers of Peter’s day.

16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.

17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

“Wells without water” – a picture of cruel deception.  The thirsty traveler comes to the spring expecting cool, refreshing water but finds it dry.  So the false teachers promise satisfying truth but in reality have nothing to offer.

18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.

“Speak great swelling words of vanity” – like politicians, talk show hosts, used car salesmen and the like.

“Those that were clean escaped: – new converts who have just broken away from pagan friends.  Thus the depraved false teachers prey on new converts, who have not yet had a chance to develop spiritual resistance.

19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

“Promise them liberty” – probably freedom from moral restraint.  The very ones who promise freedom from bondage to rules and regulations are themselves slaves of depravity.  Freedom from the law resulted in bondage to sin, and liberty was turned into license.

20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

“If after they have escaped the pollutions of the world” – a reference to false teachers who had once apparently been believers in Christ.  Their professed knowledge of Christ had at least produced a change in life-style.

21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

“The dog…The sow…in the mire” – in both cases the nature of the animal is not changed.  The sow returns to the mud because by nature it is still a sow.  The change was merely cosmetic.

The Muslims Are Coming!
The Muslims Are Coming!

Total population in America
2,600,000 (2010)
.8% of the U.S. population (2010)

Regions with Significant Populations

New York metropolitan area
Greater Los Angeles Area
Minneapolis–Saint Paul
Dallas–Fort Worth metropolis
Detroit metropolitan area (Dearborn)
Northern Virginia
Houston, Texas
and to a lesser extent Boston
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In 2013, some Muslims created a comedy/documentary called The Muslims Are Coming!.
They received funds through Kickstarter.

The film featured a band of Muslim comedians touring middle America “to explore the issue of Islamophobia!”

And all just in time for the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks (as they say in comedy, timing is everything).

This comedy may have been to ridicule the Muslims, nor it could have been to ridicule America.
I don’t like this because it was funded either a bunch of Muslims or both Muslims and Americans, and Allah is not God.

In 2012, I created a cartoon slide show about the Father, Jesus, the Holy Ghost, and devil so people would understand the True God and how evil Satan is.

What’s sad, is that in January of 2013, I had tried to get funded with Kickstarter to create a film to show the entire world.
I was not funded, not only that but only one person was willing to give me $100 and that was my mother.

People are more interested false gods and comedy then Jesus Christ.
Yes, it is very sad because most of the world is going to hell.

Islam in the United States is a minority religion, practiced by less than 1% of the total population, according to estimates.

While an estimated 10% of the slaves brought to colonial America from Africa arrived as Muslims, Islam was stringently suppressed on plantations.

From the 1880s to 1914, several thousand Muslims immigrated to the United States from the former territories of the Ottoman Empire and the Mughal Empire.

American Muslims come from various backgrounds, and are one of the most racially diverse religious groups in the United States according to a 2009 Gallup poll.

Native-born American Muslims are mainly African Americans who make up about a quarter of the total Muslim population. Many of these have converted to Islam during the last seventy years. Conversion to Islam in large urban areas has also contributed to its growth over the years.

The Muslim population of the U.S. increased dramatically in the 20th century, with much of the growth driven by a comparatively high birth rate and immigrant communities of mainly Arab and South Asian descent. About 72% of American Muslims are immigrants or “second generation”.

In 2005, more people from Islamic countries became legal permanent United States residents — nearly 96,000 — than in any year in the previous two decades.

In 2009, more than 115,000 Muslims became legal residents of the United States.

Islamic Invasion

At this rate, in 20 years there will be enough Muslims in the USA to elect the President of the United States!

By 2033, or sooner, Muslims will have the voting power to rule and they will push, push, push to erode and destroy our Constitution and Bill of Rights. 

Obama is already trying to destroy the Constitution.   Bush had started with the 4th Amendment – Search and Seizure.  But..

Thomas Jefferson warned us about the monster called government.

In questions of power,” he urged, “let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.

Unfortunately, America’s government has long thrown off those constitutional “chains,” resulting in its cancerous growth, massive welfare state, ruinous public debt and freedom-destroying intrusions into every area of the lives of its citizens.

Obama is destroying the Constitution by using Chicago thug political techniques to mount broad and deep attacks on the Constitution, generally and the Bill of Rights specifically.

2nd Amendment The federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms aided and abetted “straw buyer” gun purchaser efforts to provide Mexican drug cartels with U.S. weapons. 

Did you notice who Obama threatened when he wasn’t getting his way on raising the debt ceiling?
On nation-wide TV and in a speech to the citizens of the United Stated of America, he threatened to not pay Social Security Retirees, Military Retirees, Social Security Disability and Federal Retirees.

* He did not threaten to stop payments to illegal aliens.
* He did not threatened to take frivolous benefits such as Internet access away from violent inmates
* He did not offer to fire some of the thousands of unnecessary federal employees that he hired.
* He did not offer to cut down on his or his wife’s frivolous gallivanting around.
* He did not threaten to not pay the senators and representatives or any of their staff.
* He did not threaten to take benefits away from welfare recipients.
* He did not threaten the food stamp programs.
* He did not threaten to not pay foreign aid.
* He did not threaten to cut back on anything that involves his base voters.
* The list could go on and on. He is in full political re-election mode!
Why are we allowing this person to destroy this wonderful country with his selfishness, his lies, and his openly embraced Socialist Agenda?
WHY are our elected Conservative Republican and Moderate Democrat Representatives letting this man get away with his subtle, but constant takeover of America?
They allowed 16 representatives to subvert the will of 535 representatives!
They allowed the president to ignore the Constitution in his making appointments while the Senate was still in session!
Whatever he wants, he gets without so much as a whimper from our representatives who should be jumping up and down; screaming for his resignation or impeachment!

And exposed its intent to attack the right of Americans to keep and bear arms by creating a drug war-related excuse for restricting and criminalizing firearm possession.

4th Amendment Protections against unreasonable search and seizure are null and void as soon as you step into an airport, where you, your grandmother, and your infant children become subject to public sexual assault at the blue-gloved hands of Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) “workers.”

In 2010, Obama’s attorney general Eric Holder sought to soften Miranda protections for anyone accused of being a terrorist – a designation which Obama’s “Homeland Security” secretary Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano now says includes, anti-abortion activists, gun owners, military veterans – and Ron Paul supporters.

5th Amendment Took over General Motors, whereupon, the first-in-line creditors and bondholders were denied the monies due them and gave them to his union supporters.

Thereby violating the Fifth Amendment’s last provision that no “private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

6th Amendment attack has been made to alter speedy trial and right-to-counsel provisions.

Obama has doubled down on the 9th and 10th Amendments. In May 2011, he directed his attorney general to threaten Texas with a shutdown of all air travel into and out of the state if its legislature persisted in passing a law that would hold TSA workers criminally responsible for conduct defined as sexual assault.

This came a year after Obama attacked Arizona for passing state laws that supported federal immigration laws – but not Obama immigration policy.

This short-course summary on the ways in which Barack Hussein Obama is destroying the Constitution should serve as a serious wakeup call to all Americans, regardless of their political affiliations and philosophies, not including those who aid and abet this destruction.

Obama, like the rest of the Muslims,
he’s pushing for Shari’a Law.

Bush sort of through a wrench at the 1st Amendment – Freedom of Speech, Religion, and a few others, but nothing big. 

Obama won’t touch it because our forefathers were Presbyterian and it could possibly back fire on him, meaning it could stop all other religions, such as his own, Islamic and that would at least hold back the future plans of the Muslims take over.

Muslims do these penetrations in other countries and take over by instituting Islamic law and rule.  Just ask England and France and Germany.

It all starts with banning hate speech.  Anything you say bad about a Muslim is hate speech.  If you insult Islam or a Muslim it is hateful and subject to Islamic punishments… including decapitation of limbs and death.  Say goodbye to your Freedom of Speech.

Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز‎), was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist.

To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.

In 1946, at age 20, he went to prison for larceny and breaking and entering. While in prison he became a member of the Nation of Islam, and after his parole in 1952 quickly rose to become one of its leaders.

For a dozen years he was the public face of the controversial group; in keeping with the Nation’s teachings he espoused black supremacy, advocated the separation of black and white Americans and scoffed at the civil rights movement’s emphasis on integration.

By March 1964 Malcolm X had grown disillusioned with the Nation of Islam and its head Elijah Muhammad, and ultimately repudiated the Nation and its teachings.

He embraced Sunni Islam and, after a period of travel in Africa and the Middle East, returned to the United States to found Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. While continuing to emphasize Pan-Africanism, black self-determination, and black self-defense, he disavowed racism, saying,

“I did many things as a [Black] Muslim that I’m sorry for now. I was a zombie then … pointed in a certain direction and told to march”.

In February 1965, shortly after repudiating the Nation of Islam, he was assassinated by three of its members.

Muslims are dangerous.  There is no such thing as a “radical Muslim” for they are all radical according to their own holy book the (Koran) Qur’an! (We will look at this tomorrow).

If you read it, you will be shocked at what these Muslim actually believe.  They also must take over the world for Allah and subject you to slavery and/or death.  Islam actually means to subjugate.  You must submit to their authority as they rule over you.

Have you not heard about the concentration camps built in America by our wonderful president?

For every Muslim you see dressed as a Muslim there are tens of thousands of Muslims in disguise.  In America you find these disguised Muslims in the black and Asian communities. 

The jail and prison system has an immense number of Muslims in every state in America.  Islam thrives and multiplies in these prisons only to have these Muslim inmates released in our communities.

I can vouch for that, even in Texas.

According to the Qur’an, the Muslim duty is to kill Jews, Christians and all non-Muslims.

Islamic leaders, as well as some of our own national leaders, as well as false teachers like Rick Warren, proclaim on national television that “Islam is a peaceful religion,” but it was I found out later that it is a religion of war.  The Qur’an demands death to infidels!

This is how stupid our country has become.  First, we elect a Muslim as president, one that wasn’t even born in the United States, which violates our own Constitution.  Second, we re-elect him.  Third, we send troops overseas to fight some terrorists but the real bad terrorists we let become American Citizens – it’s the Trojan Horse trick.

Many people believe Obama’s birth certificate is valid, be real, you can create anything to look authentic with a computer.  For example, there’s a company online that will create any Diploma for $1,000 – I can’t give you the site because that would make me a snitch and that jacket just doesn’t fit.

Therefore, it is possible that in the not so far future, slavery will once again raise its ugly head.  This time it won’t be just the blacks, but anyone that does not bow down to the false god Allah. 

It will be just like prison, but probably worse.  I have 12 years under my belt so it will be old hat and even though I don’t look forward to it, I’m ready.  Are you ready for it? 

The Qur’an is at great odds with the U.S. Constitution!  And it is obvious Muslims cannot assimilate to live the American Dream with the Qur’an in their mind, heart and soul.  After all, they must do according to the Qur’an, take over America for Islam and institute Shariah law in America by destroying our Constitution! Don’t believe it?  Read the Qur’an!

This may not happen, but supposedly it happened in:

England and Europe how it did there because Islamic Shariah law is a reality there.  Just do a Google Internet search about Islamic Shariah law if you want to know just how gruesome this law can be. 

Example:  If you insult Islam or a Muslim they can kill you legally under Shariah law.  If a woman is raped she must be stoned to death, but the Muslim man who did the raping may live.  You can see just how fair this Shariah law is.

You hear in the news about homegrown Muslims being radicalized to commit murders. 

Example:  The Fort Hood massacre.  That Muslim was a U.S. soldier who took an oath of allegiance to America and the Constitution, but he threw it all away to pick up a gun and kill our soldiers.  Why?  Because his Qur’an told him to do it! 

By killing he is a “bad person” but a “good Muslim” according to the Qur’an.

The Qur’an says a good Muslim must behead or crucify all non-Muslims for Islam and take over the world for Islam.”

Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport’s history.
A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is today widely regarded for the skills he displayed in the ring plus the values he exemplified outside of it: religious freedom, racial justice and the triumph of principle over expedience.

At the age of 22 he won the world heavyweight championship in 1964 from Sonny Liston in a stunning upset. Shortly after that bout, Ali joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name. He converted to Sunni Islam in 1975.

In 1967, three years after winning the heavyweight title, Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War.

The U.S. government declined to recognize him as a conscientious objector, however, because Ali declared that he would fight in a war if directed to do so by Allah or his messenger (Elijah Muhammad).

He was eventually arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges and stripped of his boxing title. He did not fight again for nearly four years.

Ali’s appeal worked its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, where in 1971 his conviction was overturned on a technicality.

The Supreme Court held that, since the appeals board gave no reason for the denial of a conscientious objector exemption to petitioner, it was impossible to determine on which of the three grounds offered in the Justice Department’s letter that board had relied.

This is why Muslims are dangerous.  They really can’t be Muslims if they are not chopping people’s heads off for Islam. 

Already, in America there are at least 2,600,000 Muslims in America and it is estimated, if nothing changes, that there will be more than 6,216,000 in 2030. 

When Muslims are in the minority they are silent, but when they grow in numbers they start their Jihad war action. 

You see this in Islamic nations and they run around with machetes killing Christians, Jews and non-Muslims and even other Muslims. 

Shiite Muslims will kill the Sunni Muslims and vice versa.  Kind of like the Bloods and the Crips.

Muslims know all about strife, slavery and war.  Just look how they treat their women, the weaker sex, the apple of their eye and you will see the true heart of Islam; dominance, slavery, cruelty and injustice. 

And there are now over 2 billion Muslims in the world and this spells trouble for the entire world as these 2 billion people are actually out to get us. 

Some would not call them “people,” but “shape shifters,” which I had said we will talk about in the Book of 1 John.

The Muslims have been trying each year to get Shariah law passed in the United Nations.  And they are gaining votes each year in favor of instituting anti-blasphemy law. 

This law, if passed (or by amendment) will cripple and by-pass our U.S. Constitution. This may be how Islam will invade our nation, instead of by our own stupidity. 

This means if you say anything bad about a Muslim they can put you to death!  Many Islamic nations already have this blasphemy law in full force. 

Some day we will become a One World Order – I have talked a bit about this in Isaiah 31, but we talk more on it during the Book of Revelation.

Muslims and the Islamic Religion

1.  If you are not a Muslim or if you stop being Muslim then you deserve nothing but death.

There’s no other religion that is like that.  Yet, the Catholics are similar.  If you’re not a Catholic then in their eyes you are not a Christian and if you are a Catholic and don’t abide by all of their beliefs they’ll kick you out.

 

2.  Muslims despise dogs.  You will not see a Muslim family even pet a neighbor’s dog.  The Muslim considers the dog to be a filthy animal like pigs and not to be touched or it will defile them. 

This may not be fully true because Obama has a dog, Bo.  But, rumor has it that when they vacationed in Maine the dog had to get on a different plane because under Muslim law a person cannot be in close contact with a filthy animal.

This may be true, but then again, Bo and Michele are allowed in the White House.

3.  Some people believe Muslims serve and worship the same God as other religions.

This is not true, there is only one God and it is not Allah, but Jesus Christ.  Some believe that the name is not important those that believe that and are Christians just don’t know God.

I don’t know if the Muslims started this rumor or if Rick Warren did, trying to start a worldwide religion – Chrislam.

Talk about making sacrifices and tightening the belt.
Bo, the Portuguese water dog that Senator Ted Kennedy gave to the Obama family as a present, apparently flies in his own private jet.

That, at least, is the claim that seems to have gone viral on the Internet over the weekend.

“As the rest of us toil on the unemployment line, as millions of Americans find their retirement accounts dwindling, their hours at work cut, and their pay scale trimmed, King Barack and Queen Michelle are flying their little doggie, Bo, on his own special jet airplane for his own little vacation adventure,” wrote Warner Todd Houston, a blogger on Publius Forum ( July 17th, 2010).

It is debated on whether Obama actually did that or not, but that doesn’t matter, know that he has not and will not cut back on his spending.

The above article came from three different ones that I had researched.  One of the authors states the following:

If Muslims could only abandon the Qur’an and stop their world domination movement and hatred for all non-Muslims they could be accepted, but if they do not abandon their Qur’an they will eventually destroy America and take over the world for Islam.

That is the Muslim plan, they want a One World Order and they want they want ever one under Shari’a Law.

…Muhammad and the Qur’an/Koran.

2 Peter 1 – The Growth of True Knowledge & Six Ways America Is Like A Third-World Country

As long as we continue to have non-believers running our country it can only get worse.  The United States was built by God.

If I ever win the lottery I may move, depending on who is president.  I would rather live in a Third World Country that thrives to build then a First World Country that is crumbling.

When I was in Junior High School we learned about the history of the United States.  Remember Paul Revere?  He rode his horse and shouted, “The British is Coming!  The British is Coming!”

The words are different, but…tomorrow we will look at…

2  Peter 1
The Growth of True Knowledge

1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ:

“Have obtained” – God in His justice (“righteousness”) imparts to people the ability to believe.

2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

“All things that pertain unto life and godliness” – God has made available all that we need spiritually through our knowledge of Him.

Without knowledge of Jesus Christ your spirituality is not actually real, it’s just a fairy tale.

4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

“Partakers of the divine nature’ – does not indicate that Christians become divine in any sense, but only that we are indwelt by God through His Holy Spirit (see Jn 14:16-17).

Our humanity and His deity, as well as the human personality and the divine, remain distinct and separate.

5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

“Faith” – the root of the Christian life.

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

“Temperance” – according to many of the false teachers, knowledge made self-control unnecessary; according to Peter, Christian knowledge leads to self-control.

“Godliness” – a genuine reverence toward God that governs one’s attitude toward every aspect of life.

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

“Charity” – if you don’t understand charity observe the billionaires of this country and you will know they are doing just the opposite.  For example, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Ellison, Charles Koch, Oprah Winfrey, etc., they gain more money than they give out.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

“Never fall” – those who obey God will never cease to persevere.

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;

14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.

15 Moreover I will endeavor that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.

16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

“Cunningly devised fables” – Peter’s message was based on his eyewitness account of the supernatural events that marked the life of Jesus.  It was not made up of myths and imaginative stories as was the message of the heretics of 2:3).

“Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” – in Christ’s transfiguration the disciples received a foretaste of what His coming will be like when He returns to establish His eternal kingdom (Matt 16:28).

17 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

18 And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

1:19-21 – Peter’s message rests on two solid foundations: (1) the voice from God at the transfiguration (vv. 16-18) and (2) the still more significant testimony of Scripture (vv. 19-21).

All alternative, but less probable, view is that the apostles’ testimony to the transfiguration fulfills and thus confirms the Scriptures that predicted such things.

20 Knowing this first that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

All true prophecies came only from God.

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Six Ways America Is Like
A Third-World Country

When Reagan was president the United States was going good and strong.  When Old Man Bush took office it started going downhill and it has continued at its downward spiral and each year it seems to be disintegrating faster and faster.

What’s sad is that no country conquered us, we have allowed this to happen.  America is doing the same thing that Adam and Eve did.  Adam and Eve gave the world to Satan and America gave our country to non-believers, which is the same as giving it to the devil.

I had posted one of Mark Twain’s quotes before, and I’ll post it again because it is fitting:

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

We don’t even have Republicans and Democrats anymore, they have become members of the Socialist Part or candy coated Marxism.  They complain and whine about this and that, but we they are told to shut up they say, “Okay, Daddy Obama.”

Our society lags behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, violence and more.

The future toilet of America

The United States imprisons a higher percentage of our population than countries like Russia, China and Iran.

Although America is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human development – key factors like how we educate our children, how we treat our prisoners, how we take care of the sick and more.

In some instances, the performance of this country is downright abysmal, far below foreign countries that are snidely looked-down-upon as “third world.” Here are six of the most egregious examples that show how far we still have to go:

Election poster for Eugene V. Debs, Socialist Party of America candidate for President, 1904, now the 21st century.

1. Criminal Justice

We all know the U.S. criminal justice system is flawed, but few are likely aware of just how bad it is compared to the rest of the world.

The International Center for Prison Studies estimates that America imprisons 716 people per 100,000 citizens (of any age). That’s significantly worse than Russia (484 prisoners per 100,000 citizens), China (121) and Iran (284). The only country that incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than we do is North Korea.

The U.S. is also the only developed country that executes prisoners.

Over two and a half million American children have a parent behind bars. A whopping 60 percent of those incarcerated in U.S. prisons are non-violent offenders, many of them in prison for drug charges.

Even while our crime rate has fallen, our incarcerated population has climbed.

As of 2011, an estimated 217,000 American prisoners were raped each year ­– that’s 600 new victims every day, a truly horrifying number.

In 2010, the Department of Justice released a report about abuse in juvenile detention centers. The report found that 12.1 percent of all youth held in juvenile detention reported sexual violence; youth held for between seven and 12 months had a victimization rate of 14.2 percent.

What do you expect when sex is what is being taught in schools now.

The United States has different gun laws by State.
The common purpose of the gun laws by State is to regulate the distribution, trade, possession and use of firearms and ammunition.
These gun laws by State vary in scope and restrictions with that of existing federal laws including the regulations enforced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Go here to check your state gun laws.

2. Gun Violence

The U.S. leads the developed world in firearm-related murders, and the difference isn’t a slight gap – more like a chasm. According to United Nations data, the U.S. has 20 times more murders than the developed world average.

Our murder rate also dwarfs many developing nations, like Iraq, which has a murder rate less than half ours. More than half of the most deadly mass shootings documented in the past 50 years around the world occurred in the United States, and 73 percent of the killers in the U.S. obtained their weapons legally.

Another study finds that the U.S. has one of the highest proportions of suicides committed with a gun. Gun violence varies across the U.S., but some cities like New Orleans and Detroit rival the most violent Latin American countries, where gun violence is highest in the world.

Because of this Obama is pushing to take away guns, saying it will reduce the murders, but it won’t.  All it will do is make it so only the criminals are armed, which includes our government.

Obama knows it what would happen if he manages to take away our guns.  He may not be that bright, but he’s also not that dense.  He pushing for absolute control.

Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.”
Dr. Carson made the declaration about President Obama’s sweeping health care mandate Friday during a speech at the Values Voter Summit.

Angry Americans flouted shutdown rules

“It is slavery because it aims to make all of us subservient to the government,” he said.

“It was never about health care. It was about control.”

Dr. Carson further compared the new health care reform to policies envisioned by Vladimir Lenin, one of the fathers of socialism and communism.

“Socialized medicine is the keystone in the establishment of a socialist state,” Dr. Carson told the audience of some 2,000 supporters of traditional values.

Such a comment may seem paranoid to some, he said, “but I would say if you know anything about history, how could you not bring it up?”

When people in the executive and legislative branch don’t have to participate, but everybody else has to, “that’s not America, that’s Russia,” he added.

3. Healthcare

A study last year found that in many American counties, especially in the deep South, life expectancy is lower than in Algeria, Nicaragua or Bangladesh.

The U.S. is the only developed country that does not guarantee health care to its citizens; even after the Affordable Care Act, millions of poor Americans will remain uninsured because governors, mainly Republicans, have refused to expand Medicaid, which provides health insurance for low-income Americans.

Although the federal government will pay for the expansion, many governors cited cost, even though the expansion would actually save money.

America is unique among developed countries in that tens of thousands of poor Americans die because they lack health insurance, even while we spend more than twice as much of our GDP on healthcare than the average for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a collection of rich world countries.

The U.S. has an infant mortality rate that dwarfs comparable nations, as well as the highest teenage-pregnancy rate in the developed world, largely because of the politically-motivated unavailability of contraception in many areas.

Why are there so many people in our country that are poverty stricken when the amount of millionaires here is over 9 million and the amount of billionaires is 462?

Why?  Because most of them, if not all of them, are greedy, non-believers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers.

Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either.

In math, reading and problem-solving using technology – all skills considered critical for global competitiveness and economic strength – American adults scored below the international average on a global test.

Adults in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland and multiple other countries scored significantly higher than the United States in all three areas on the test.

Beyond basic reading and math, respondents were tested on activities such as calculating mileage reimbursement due to a salesman, sorting email and comparing food expiration dates on grocery store tags.

4. Education

The U.S. is among only three nations in the world that does not guarantee paid maternal leave (the other two are Papua New Guinea and Swaziland).

This means many poor American mothers must choose between raising their children and keeping their jobs.

The U.S. education system is plagued with structural racial biases, like the fact that schools are funded at the local, rather than national level.

That means that schools attended by poor black people get far less funding than the schools attended by wealthier students. The Department of Education has confirmed that schools with high concentrations of poor students have lower levels of funding.

It’s no wonder America has one of the highest achievement gaps between high income and low income students, as measured by the OECD.  

Schools today are actually more racially segregated than they were in the 1970s.

Our higher education system is unique among developed nations in that is funded almost entirely privately, by debt.

Students in the average OECD country can expect about 70 percent of their college tuition to be publicly funded; in the United States, only about 40 percent of the cost of education is publicly-funded.

That’s one reason the U.S. has the highest tuition costs of any OECD country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Inequality

By almost every measure, the U.S. tops out OECD countries in terms of income inequality, largely because America has the stingiest welfare state of any developed country. This inequality has deep and profound effects on American society.

For instance, although the U.S. justifies its rampant inequality on the premise of upward mobility, many parts of the United States have abysmal levels of social mobility, where children born in the poorest quintile have a less than 3% chance of reaching the top quintile.

Inequality harms our democracy, because the wealthy exert is an outsized political influence.

Sheldon Adelson, for instance, spent more to influence the 2012 election than the residents of 12 states combined.

Inequality also tears at the social fabric, with a large body of research showing that inequality correlates with low levels of social trust.

In their book “The Spirit Level”, Richard Pickett and Kate Wilkinson show that a wide variety of social indicators, including health and well-being are intimately tied to inequality.

Our justice system Has been turned into a business.
Its no longer about Justice. Its about the creation (even if fraud) of legal fees.

Lawyers all over the US charge from $200-$700 an hour.

They’ve changed our legal system to increase profit by forcing us to use their services.

Our prisons are big business and are paid by how many people they house.

They offer kick backs to lawyers and judges when victims are sent to prison. same as the judge who sent children to jail for profit.

However judges are doing this to innocent fathers (legal extortion to make them pay huge fees they can’t). The concept we must understand is innocent people are being sent to prison because once in the system, those involved profit.

Prisons are run by big corporations, they bill Tax payers by each person put in prison (not based on innocence or guilt). Lawyers (Public Defenders) profit more when sending their clients to prison.

Even if innocent people can’t afford a trial when innocent. WAKE UP!

6. Infrastructure

The United States infrastructure is slowly crumbling apart and is in desperate need for repair.

One study estimates that our infrastructure system needs a $3.6 trillion investment over the next six years.

In New York City, the development of Second Avenue subway line was first delayed by the outbreak of World War II; it’s still not finished.

In South Dakota, Alaska and Pennsylvania, water is still transported via century-old wooden pipes.

Some 45 percent of Americans lack access to public transit. Large portions of U.S. wastewater capacity are more than half a century old and in Detroit, some of the sewer lines date back to the mid-19th century.

One in nine U.S. bridges (or 66,405 bridges) are considered “structurally deficient,” according to the National Bridge Inventory. All of this means that the U.S. has fallen rapidly in international rankings of infrastructure.

Nearly 6 million Americans, or 2.5 percent of the voting-age population, cannot vote because they have a felony on record means that politicians can lock up more and more citizens without fear of losing their seat.

Our ideas of meritocracy and upward mobility blind us to the realities of class and inequality.

Our healthcare system provides good care to some, but it comes at a cost – millions of people without health insurance.

If we don’t critically examine these flaws, how can we ever hope to progress as a society?

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