Is God Judging America?

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The United States of America is under attack and many of us are afraid for our lives and our children’s lives. Most of us don’t have any Muslim friends because they make up only about 1% of the American population (source link below), so we are unsure what to think about Muslims and their religion.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/12/07/muslims-and-islam-key-findings-in-the-u-s-and-around-the-world/

From our limited point of view, it’s easy to assume that the Muslim (Islamic) religion leads to beheadings and to the sexual slavery of girls and women.

We are terrified as a nation, and we have every right to be, but where is God in our terror? Should we be fearful of all Muslims? Why is God allowing all of these acts of terror on our American soil? Is it because we have been disobedient to God? Is God judging us as a nation? Has God turned His back on us as we become a more “secular” country?

Some would say, “yes, absolutely,” but let’s examine scripture, facts, and reason.

Firstly, America has always been plagued by sin. Sadly, our nation was stolen from Native Americans and then built on the backs of Africans. White supremacy has reigned in our country since its very beginnings, and it is woven into our nation’s fabric. To this day, Americans are still dealing with the backlash of building our nation on racism and inequality.

Racism and inequality of any kind dehumanizes people. When we dehumanize people, hate begins to breed in our hearts. In our country, a substantial number of white Christian men have raped and tortured humans. Throughout American history, many white Christian men have raped Native American, black, and white girls and women.

Further, many white Christian men have enslaved, beaten, and murdered African Americans; and much of this was justified with people’s interpretations of the Christian Bible.

Today, most white American Christian men stand firmly against slavery, rape, torture, and greed.  If God wanted to judge our nation for sin, why is God just now judging us and why does our nation seem to be such a blessed nation (even among the terrorist acts)?

Those who believe that God still judges entire nations with mass murders and natural disasters do not understand what it means to be “New Covenant Christians (Hebrews 9:15).” Yes, in the Old Testament, God judged nations and even wiped out the whole human population at one point (except Noah’s family), but Jesus Christ changed everything.

Do you remember this old hymn?

Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow

Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone
Can change the leper’s spots
and melt the heart of stone

We have seen the face of God in the person of Jesus Christ, and He is not who we thought He would be from some Old Testament passages. God showed Himself to be love (1 John 4:8). Scripture tells us that God took on human flesh, and came to this world to sacrifice Himself on all of humanity’s behalf (Phil. 2:7; John 1:14).

“Old Testament God” was no longer satisfied with humans sacrificing animals for their sins. It wasn’t enough to satisfy God’s hatred of sin and deep longing to be in relationship with all people, who make up all nations. The only person that could satisfy God’s wrath is God Himself because God is the only perfect sacrifice.

Romans 5:9 says,

Much more then, having been justified by His [Jesus’] blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

This means that God is not angry with humanity, and that all of His wrath has been satisfied at the Cross. But is this just for Christians or is this for all humans? John 3:16 says it best:

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Salvation is in Christ alone (John 1:29 & 4:16; Acts 4:12; 1 Tim 2:5-6), but Christ’s love and sacrifice is for all who want it (John 3:16).

As Christians, we don’t win souls by treating all Muslims like terrorists.

According to Pew Research,

Recent surveys show that most people in several countries with significant Muslim populations have an unfavorable view of ISIS, including virtually all respondents in Lebanon and 94% in Jordan. Relatively small shares say they see ISIS favorably (source link above).

ISIS are extremists and they use the Quran to justify evil, just like white American Christian men did and do use the Bible to justify slavery and the ongoing abuses of women and people of color in this country. If we take the whole Bible literally and our hearts are already evil, we can use the Bible to justify unthinkable acts of terror.

For example, Psalms 137:9 says,

Happy is one who takes your babies and smashes them against the rocks!

Christians could easily justify smashing their enemies’ infants against rocks and murdering babies if we don’t understand that we are “New Covenant Christians.”

Jesus (God in the flesh) challenged Old Testament Scriptures like these with “upside down kingdom” thinking. He said in Matthew 5:43-45,

You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

God blesses sinful nations, because all nations are sinful and always have been. God blesses those who have been made righteous through Christ and those who have not yet made Christ their Lord. God loves those who are mostly evil and God loves those who are mostly good. 

As “New Covenant Christians,” we must always read the entire Bible in the context of Jesus Christ. If we don’t, we too are prone to become like our enemies – full of hate in our hearts, hiding behind religion.

God is not judging America. God is with us, suffering among us. We know this because we see God in Jesus, who suffered both for us and with us. Scripture does point to a final judgement day (Matthew 25:31-46), but we must remember who our God is when tragedy strikes and fear tries to take root in our hearts. The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love (Psalm 103:8).

God’s written Word tells us that there is no fear in love and again, God is love.

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love (1 John 4:18).

The heart of God is that all people come to know Christ. When we as Christians focus on God’s judgement, we only turn people away from Christ. We are to be a peculiar people, a priesthood of believers, who shine brightly in a dark world (1 Peter 2:9).

It’s God’s love, kindness, and tolerance that lead us and others to repentance (Romans 2:4), not fear of judgement.

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  • I need to let you know that twice I’ve opened up this article and both times, I’ve gotten a message from my browser telling me the Pew Research Council wants my e-mail address. Are you affiliated with them? Or have they set something in your blog with the link you provided to that (interesting) set of statistics?

  • I just so appreciate you Jory! I feel angry when people say, “We need God back in America again!” They completely ignore how this country was established. I’m not saying that I don’t appreciate the flexibility of the constitution that eventually led to rights for women and minorities. I’m not saying that I don’t appreciate that Christian principles where brought into the land because my God is a redeemer. What I am saying is that we need to be honest as Americans and Christians about our own wrong doing. Is God judging America? Well, that’s a hard question to answer for me. I believe that sin has natural consequences be it now or in the world to come. I know that God is merciful and very patient. I remember, nevertheless, that God’s Kingdom is not confined to the borders of the U.S. I live to invite people into a relationship with God, be it Muslims or people of any other faith.

  • if some parts of America are anything like Western Europe, we have had terrorist attacks. However if I eat out, in some of the restaurants we have all over this country and the continent, then I do not think the owner, or their staff are a bunch of assassins. They have lived and worked here for generations in peace and quiet and want to go on doing so. In fact they are terrified that the things that go on will be things they are blamed for.

  • Sorry, but white guilt isn’t my bag. I didn’t enslave anyone or rape anyone and I have treated everyone I meet with courtesy. I am not guilty of any of the things you write and neither are you, Jory…nor are any of your readers. I am guilty of sin but none of the ones mentioned here. Any benefits we have reaped from the past are available to ALL Americans. Many of your readers have given generously to causes in Africa and have helped black Americans become independent and successful members of society. Today anyone who claims that racism is keeping them back should look to those Americans who insist on keeping them on the dole, on food stamps and welfare instead of helping them to be come independent. These are the enemy of equality.

    Black slaves came to America because other blacks and Muslims captured them and sold them to white slave traders…there is great culpability on ALL sides for slavery…and it was white soldiers and governments that put a stop to American slavery (while European people were still being captured and sold as slaves in the middle east by the (Muslim) Barbary Pirates. These pirates from Libya, and along the Mediterranean in the 1700’s and onward, held the USA to $1 million dollars a year ransom as soon as the nation was founded in the 18th century…It was protection money to BUY liberty from these pirates who would otherwise steal all your shipments going to and coming from the newly created United States of America…it was because of this ongoing attack that your nation even had to raise up a navy….to protect your people from these rapacious enemies of freedom. Islamic oppression and warfare is nothing new. Left wing education has tainted your understanding of history…thankfully I missed it. see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y

    As for loving your enemies, of course you are right about this…and we need to reach out to the lost of every kind. But if God is judging America, and I doubt that He is, He is strangely missing the Islamic sin that for centuries has enslaved Europeans and Africans, and the people of the mid-east, their own people, treating women atrociously, raping children as a right, and demeaning anyone who doesn’t agree with them…killing one another when anyone doesn’t dot their i’s and cross all their t’s…The immoderate Muslims kill the moderate Muslims and accuse them of being apostates, etc. They deny that their faith is violent and yet almost 15 centuries of history prove that they began with violence from the very first birthday of the faith under Mohammad, and never stopped. A comparison with Christ and Mohammad shows that they were opposites.

    Unfortunately it is the American people who are judging themselves by foolish actions politically and socially…ignoring the sin of many to maintain political correctness and punishing Christians for the same reason. They call good ‘evil’ and evil ‘good. You need to look to the teacher’s unions and how they are tainting the minds of your young people with leftist revisionist history…your nation is under its own curse and needs to wake up soon. You are throwing away liberty as if it is your right. ‘The price of liberty is eternal vigilance’…and almost no one is watching.

    • Thank you, Judy, for your words. I believe you understand what is happening in the United States today. Like you, I understand that many of our citizens are simply not seeing the intensely dangerous situation Americans are facing. It is also true that the invaders (Muslims/ISIS/etc.) are using our own freedoms to take our freedoms away from us. These invaders tell us they are peaceful while, at the same time, they tell us they want to kill us, will kill us — and are killing us. I hope the citizens of the United States who do not recognize this will pull their heads out of the sand, take Jesus into their hearts, into their homes and into their lives. Also, we cannot allow the government to take away the law-abiding citizens’ guns. When Jesus returns, He will turn our weapons into plow shares. Until then, evil is still in the world and those who fight for good will need their guns. We cannot do this ourselves, though. Without the power of Jesus Christ and His mighty angels led by Michael the Arch Angel evil can overcome. Please pray that God in Jesus’ name will be with the United States’ citizens through this dark time. Thank you.

      • This isn’t to say that Canadians aren’t every bit as foolish as Americans, politically, either, by the way…it’s SO frustrating!

        as for guns…I have seen airplanes used as weapons, hijackings, pressure cooker bombs, chemical bombs, shoe bombs, and assorted bombs used around the world by Islamism, suicide bombs, boats, trucks, rocket and mortar attacks, knife attacks, vehicle based attacks, chemical and biological weapons, used in terror attacks…how is banning guns going to even make a tiny dent in the tens of thousands of attacks so far? They aren’t even the weapons of choice except for small scale attacks…perhaps banning them would even escalate the size of the attacks by forcing them to use larger weapons, for example the bomb that killed 169 in Oklahoma…in fact, naming gun control as a means of preventing further attacks is not only ludicrous, but misleading and disingenuous…and suspicious in its almost desperate insistence on taking away civil rights and removing amendments from the Constitution that enable self defense for all law abiding Americans, EVEN in the name of protecting them! It’s enough to make you cross-eyed!

    • I don’t think Jory was trying to point to white guilt. I think she was making a point about something else. When many Christians think “Muslim ” today, they become fearful. But if we look logically at history, the term “white christian” could also be terrifying for people 200 years ago. I think she is just saying that thinking all Muslims are extremist is an ignorant view… not that we need to carry white guilt, I didn’t see that at all in what she said.

      • you might have missed paragraphs 4,5 and 6 then…it is very clearly expressed. “stole” our nation from First nations”…”built on the backs of Africans”…”white supremacy woven into our nation’s fabric”…”building our nation on racism and inequality”…”white Christian men (repeated 3 x) have raped and tortured… enslaved, beaten and tortured…”…while this is a very small part of history, it is not the whole story by any means and is entirely one-sided. White men also created wonderful things and many treated others extremely well and fairly. Myopic vision simply is destructive. It also rejects all the good that Americans have done…it is a false, self loathing kind of view that reflects the attitudes of those educated by a deeply unionized education system that hates America the land of the free and chooses rather to bring all people into the rigid camp of forced regulation and political control, uniform wages and crushed incentive, not to mention rewarding those who drag the nation down. I hope people begin to recognize the nature of socialism before it becomes too late to fix things…after the production and incentives to create are destroyed, there is likely to be no money left to find a way up again. We are watching the rape of two nations by their own governments, and the people chose them for their overblown promises instead of demanding integrity and discipline…drawn in by ‘show business’ instead of character.

        I pray God has mercy on those who love Him and intervenes to rescue them from those who are deceiving them thoroughly with sweet talk on one hand and endangerment to honest plain speech on the other.

      • I do see what you mean Anna M. however…but despite fear of white christians these people did find many improvements in their lives and the lives of their descendents, in the long run, while the Islamic culture, so to speak, is extremely regressive and endlessly destructive since the 7th century.

      • Actually God isn’t judging America…The Obama’s and the left are judging and have judged America, found it deserving of judgment…and acted accordingly.

    • Jory, I’ve been wanting to respond since I read this earlier this week, and I finally had time to sit down and do so. First, let me start by saying that I always enjoy reading your posts. You are a breath of fresh air when it comes to letting people know that we are all equal under the eyes of God, and I want to encourage you to continue being the voice of women in the church. I completely understood the main message of this post. But I have to be honest and state that reading the condemnation of the white man throughout this post felt like listening to nails on a chalkboard. I have to preface what I am about to say that if asked how I identify myself, I always say “American,” but if I have to list a race, then I am Hispanic. I was raised in the southernmost tip of Texas, during a time where the majority of the people there were White or Hispanic. I haven’t lived there since 1999, and I’m sure the demographics of that city has changed, but that was the majority of people there, growing up. I got married right after high school and didn’t go back to college until the early ‘90s. The term “social justice” was not widely circulated on my campus, but there was a heavy emphasis in Chicano power, plenty of talk about the oppression of the brown people by the “white” man, and one could feel the seething bitterness when college professors spoke about how the oppressive “white” man stole “our” lands from the southwest (Judy, if you are reading this, hang in there, I really do have a point). Since I took an education career path, the call for teaching multi-culturalism in the classroom was at its height, and I enjoyed the concept, since for the first time in my education, I felt I could relate to the stories being taught because they included characters or cultural habits I could associate with. We were encouraged to introduce authors like Sandra Cisneros and Rodolfo Anaya in our classroom, and the students, who were mostly Hispanic were engaged, which really surprised me. As the years went by, however, I began to see a shift in curtailing the way we taught history. The context was shortened, and it began to look more like a summary of concepts the educational system wanted the students to learn. I struggled to get them to make connections because there was so much material we needed to cover, and my students were resorting to memorizing as opposed to understanding historical events. Shortly after, we had to teach a small portion about what why we celebrated Christmas and incorporate Kwanzaa and the Five Pillars of Islam. I became very discouraged with the insane amounts of information we were piling on to our students with no context to help them make connections as to why historical events transpired the way they did. The main purpose of teaching evolved into something I detested: getting the students to pass a standardized test, leaving my creativity stunted and overwhelmed with overcrowded classrooms, some filled with students equally frustrated and angry being there. I finally had enough and decided never to return when I chose to stay home with my new baby so I could pursue what was at the heart of my passion: Writing.
      Jumping on the multi-culturalism bandwagon, I wanted to write a fantasy story that created awareness about domestic abuse and that Hispanic children could relate to, drawing from the history of the brown people’s past, of course, prior to 1848 with The Treaty of Hidalgo (When the Mexican government AGREED to the purchase of the lands, before the theme of theft became more popular), but in order to do so, I had to go to the beginning, before Latin America was conquered, since I never really learned anything about that other than the Aztecs were brutalized and decimated by the disease of the ruthless conquistadores. So, I started what I like call my re-education about things I never learned in school. I read many books and took many notes, since I am terrible at remembering historical facts, but one thing I will never forget was the look of shock I felt when I discovered that the Aztecs would go on hunting expeditions, not for animals, but for men, smaller indigenous tribes they could take in as slaves and use the captive warriors to sacrifice to their Gods. And those sacrifices were brutal. For anyone reading this who doubts this, look at the mounds of skulls pilled against some of their pyramids or simple research Aztec sacrifices. I’m not talking killed them quickly and you’re gone. I’m talking holding them down, while the high priest whose long, dark hair was clotted with dried blood from previous sacrifices, used an obsidian knife to rip open his chest as the captured screamed in agony with his torture, and the priest reached in to rip out his heart. Wait a minute! These weren’t “WHITE” men oppressing, enslaving, and decimating in the name of religion? Why was this not taught in school? I questioned. It was then I realized that perhaps this whole “Down with the White Man who have oppressed the whole wide world mantra” that is still circulated today may have nothing to do with being white, but more to do with what power, greed, and perhaps even evil does to corrupt mankind. After all, doesn’t Ecclesiastes 8 speak of how “man” or “humankind” not the “WHITE” man has driven man to his own injury? I completely agree that there are people in power who will distort scripture to do horrible things. I saw it in my own community. Many women were abused and battered because their men, who were Hispanic, by the way, felt entitled to discipline them like children. It was in the bible, and “God created woman to serve him,” was one of my family member’s favorite line, so it must be true! *eye roll*
      Consequently, it was the “White” men in my community who stood up against that and treated their wives equally, helping with chores and caring for them, even holding the babies out in public, while the “Hispanic” women struggled to keep their children under control as they shopped, and the “Hispanic” husband walked ahead of them carefree and oblivious to her need for help because it was considered unmanly to do woman’s work. I’m not putting down the Hispanic community, mind you, but this was my experience living there. I’m trying to illustrate that humans who feel entitled to subjugate others come in all colors. The Egyptians did it to the Jews, The Romans, The Aztecs, no one talks much about what’s going on in Africa with what Boko Haram is doing in those villages against other blacks in the name of religion, and up until the last two years, I learned about the Barbary industry, which I am very interested in reading more about. Does this mean that I am excusing what was done in this country? Absolutely not, but it is noteworthy that had it not been for “white” abolitionists, who knows where this country would be. But I really feel that just like we have to view the bible contextually, perhaps viewing history the same way may help create a better understanding that no color is exempt from doing evil to mankind as opposed to focusing on the detriment of this whole social justice movement that is dividing, instead of unifying our country. No human deserves to be guilted for something he/she was not a part of in history, and this includes the “white” people. Not saying that was your intention, but every time this topic comes up, those are generally the underlying themes.

      • Whew! that was interesting. Yeah…the Bible says ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” We all in our ways are sinners…good conclusion and Biblical…I just wish the world had such an education as you pursued, that sets the record straight…there is just too much blaming our troubles on the sins of others instead of repenting and realizing “I CAN do ALL THINGS through Christ, who strengtheneth me”…and getting on with it…especially passing on the Good News…of salvation and liberty…and abundant life in Christ…we really do have the peace of God…and Christianity is the real life of Peace…from the only Prince of Peace…why do we let others tell us otherwise? Why are we all so silent every time we are commanded to believe there is another way to Peace?

        Scary about the tribal sacrifices you discovered…yikes! Just imagine what this taught their kids? No wonder there is so much violence built into the human race. That’s what I wonder about the Islamic violence…against each other, the women, the kids, even using kids to kill others, the rape and public throat slitting of ‘others’ and the destruction of historical artifacts, books, knowledge, the endless refugees, etc. But I am truly glad you pointed that out because I don’t believe the myths of “Saintly” First Nations peoples either…I am certain they were neither always kind to one another, nor perfectly ‘godly’ in insidious propaganda that is used to pile more false guilt on us…as if they are so far above the evil white man…it is all garbage, in my view…there are always some who live good lives and, if they can get away with it they forget the evil…as you discovered.

        I may be prejudiced, but the only relief from human evil seems to me to be the Gospel…it is the only way out of guilt and the only solution to evil. “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; and do all manner of evil against you for My sake, REJOICE and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in Heaven”…yeah the reward comes from loving others.

        The liberating work is ALREADY DONE by Christ…Paid in full…finished…come to Him and He will in no wise cast you out!…Greatest and most precious truth and gift of all! He came to seek and save that which was lost, not to bring judgment…”After death, the judgment”…

        • Judy, I completely agree. I can’t credit the educational system for the knowledge I have today, but I am glad I was able to think outside the box and research more about what has happened. Southwest history prior to 1848 has always fascinated me. Although I appreciate what the founding fathers did for this country, there seems to be this blank space of historical context that hasn’t been addressed or filled prior to the whole Manifest Destiny for the southwestern states, before that time, and it’s been a long journey just looking into gathering more information about it and fill in the blanks. The prequel to my first novel includes that. I want students to be equally curious and want to know more about that time frame. I appreciate the YouTube link you posted and watched it in its entirety. More people, especially parents who have children in the school need to question more about what is being taught and how. Our children are really not getting enough context and the only context they do get is driven by the whole social justice narrative that is really creating a generation that demands certain entitlements they simply did not earn. We are all in this together, and although I’m not heavily religious or a regular church goer, theology does fascinate me and also believe that through Christ all things are possible. I have yet to read any ancient texts or scripture that makes the claim that they are the way, the truth, and the light. Only Jesus made that claim, so I’m happy to be learning more about him, even if I’ve struggled to make the commitment to say that I am a devout Christian, because that, I certainly am not. It’s difficult to want to go to church when the message is always the same: “You’re not as important, because you don’t have a penis.” Sorry if that’s too vulgar, but you get the gist. Anyway, that’s why I enjoy reading Jory’s blog. Thanks again for your insight, and if there are any books about that slave industry, please feel free to recommend.

          • “It’s difficult to want to go to church when the message is always the same”

            Jax! I know this message very well. But you know you can walk with Christ anywhere, and find fellowship everywhere you go…I find, at my age, that I have had enough of institutional meetings (“church”) and really prefer to learn more on my own. But we need Christian friends, not church, and yes this blog is a good place to find fellowship…it is better here because we can all talk and share. Sitting in silence for an hour isn’t working for me anymore, especially when I can’t speak at all…I believe churches should have been more relational…but it is too late for them to change, I guess.

            I am now beginning little occasional gatherings in my home. Not regular. Not organized. I just send out a brief short story I have written from my book and then invite ladies to come for refreshments, snacks and sharing ideas in the round either from my short ‘story’ or writing or their choice. (The next one is ‘Bent out of Shape’…the story of the woman bent over and healed on the Sabbath by Jesus). We sit in chairs in a circle…and in line with the teaching that “when ye come together, EVERY ONE OF YOU hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.For YE MAY ALL PROPHESY ONE BY ONE, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints).

            I don’t see prophets as any more than ordinary Christians who have something to say from their experience with God and the incidental nature of these meeting is to keep it from becoming a ‘tradition’ or institutionalized. Prophets are just “one who, moved by the Spirit of God … solemnly declares to men what he has received by inspiration…and in particular such as relate to the cause and kingdom of God and to human salvation”. I think most of us, particularly after many years in the faith are perfectly capable of sharing such things for the edification of each present…I don’t believe sitting with our hands in our laps listening to the same person every week is always particularly edifying…and since the Bible suggests the above…I have decided to share this with my friends, believers or not…and see what happens ☺. The main thing is that no one is allowed to be a boss or “leader” in this and we look to Christ to reveal Himself to us through our fellowship in Him…I am just a vessel to give focus to those who need something to focus on in order to begin and a place for a “gathering”…and we have enough long term believers to help those who might need teaching or direction.

            I wish you well and hope you grow in the Lord and continue to seek His face and fellowship with Him and come to experience his Grace and peace! Lovely to have shared all this interesting historical information as well…we may talk again here sometime…wishing you many blessings as you go forward!

          • Sounds like a wonderful group I wouldn’t mind being a part of if I lived in Canada. I’m assuming you’re from there since you mentioned it in another post.

  • This really spoke to me. It made clear a lot of things I have been feeling but have been unable to put into words. Thank you for these thoughts!

  • @ Jax Cortez…here is an interesting study … perhaps it is those who take the time to really try to understand history who will be the recorders of this tragedy: (and you asked for more on the Barbary pirates)

    The death of history:

    and this:
    A comparison of violence in the Bible and the Koran…

    Jefferson and the Barbary Pirates:

    The Barbary Wars:

  • Jax…this is for you☺

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB3BcUKmSlo
    also see The Narrative…how it works.

    As for Hillary July 9 2016……the FBI Director made it clear that his decision was based on who she is, not what she did…”To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.”
    If you are under 40 you may want to watch this…
    The Great Unlearning:

    • Hi Judy, thanks! I’ve seen some of Bill Whittle’s videos, but I hadn’t seen that one. I also find Dinesh D’Souza to have an interesting outside-the-box perspective about history. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Ben Shapiro and Brigette Gabriel, but check these out below. Btw, are you on Twitter? My username is writingjax. If you’d like to exchange future information, you can msg me through there. I don’t normally friend people I haven’t met face-to-face on FB but if you’re there too, what’s your handle and I will friend you there as well:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izeGpciIfNc

      • Hi Jax…I don’t do Facebook or Twitter…only blogs…but I will check out the references you gave me. I guess we can’t keep using jory’s site…so best wishes for the future and keep learning and growing…and pray for a secure nation under God…”If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways…then I will hear from heaven…and will heal their land.”

        By the way…I was horrified at how the justice department declared that justice has nothing to do with them in their handling of Hillary’s emails…not to mention ignoring the possible dangers to her of being blackmailed by foreign powers via the admitted hacking of people with whom she was in email contact. If she becomes president, the people will never know whether her actions are based on national policy or whether she is being blackmailed by foreign enemies behind the scene with information they have gathered by hackers (as was said, hackers do not leave a paper trail…so they cannot know if she was hacked with the top secret information and the 100’s of classified information (at the time) she knowingly sent over insecure servers…who else could get away with such gross negligence with national security issues? Not to mention the 3 (at least) confirmed blatant lies to the American people. No one! It is dangerous for her to become president because now you will never know if she is acting to protect herself from blackmail or just as a free agent. This is truly unbelievable…and to see her ‘cheerleading’ the same day in North Carolina as if she was free as a bird and innocent as a lamb…what a freaking disaster!

      • Just remember the Bible says “after death…the judgment”…so I don’t think we are being judged yet.

        If God is for anything it is for freedom “the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” “So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by THE LAW OF LIBERTY.” ” ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

        As a student of mine said, “Jesus is a freedom fighter.” Then I knew he had been listening ☺ even though I never used that term…I hope he remembers that all his life…it is a great antidote to false teaching. “I am come that ye might have life and have it more abundantly”…what a promise…don’t think any other philosophical or religious teaching comes close to the promises of God in the Bible.

        Brigitte Gabriel is new to me but I know of Ben Shapiro…thanks Jax…would love to get the D’Souza films here but so far they are only available in the USA…but have seen his trailers and if necessary will have to buy the books that ARE available in Canada. We have a few good websites in Cda, esp. http://www.therebel.media you might enjoy…they have a resident historian “John Robson”…who has done a film on the Magna Carta and is working on another one: Very important subject to understand freedom…evidently freedom is a Christian teaching that was incorporated into the American Constitution…that is why it needs to be stridently defended…even from way up here ☺

  • A direct contrast to Jory’s analysis of America and judgement is found in the book “Stealing America” by Dinesh D’souza in which the arguments of theft of peoples’ lives and property is thoroughly analyzed…this book is a must read for anyone who accepts the initial arguments in this blog…I fully support Jory’s views on women and Egalitarianism, however, American and Canadian youths’ education by unionized teachers, who are largely indoctrinated in closet communism, has been tainted by a faulty reasoning based on the dangerous idea of a need for continual reparation for deeds of the past…D’Souza really digs deep into this argument showing how our liberties as a group are being stolen from us ALL by a powerful group that uses twisted logic to steal the entire countries’ wealth…a good read…I am only part way through and immediately recognized that it applies directly to the arguments in this blog. A good read for anyone who wants a more nuanced and balanced understanding of the subject.

  • And now it is Oct 31, 2016…and the U.S.A. stands on the precipice: And the FBI is re-opening the file on Hillary…again…9 days before the election…what a crazy ride this has been!

    If you haven’t read D’Souza’s “Stealing America” by now, it isn’t too late…and don’t miss the film “America” by D’Souza too…the thesis is essential to understanding the way the election is going, and needs to be read by any recent university graduates who have been ripped off in their education…it isn’t any wonder that those who support Trump aren’t university graduates (except those of us who graduated years ago before the left took over with their fake history and philosophy that is a regurgitation of failed Marxist theory and severely distorted historical analysis)…education used to mean something, now it is nothing more than indoctrination…and only those who tow the party line are permitted on campus…sorry Jory but you were gypped…and your blog just proves it…if you read “Stealing America” or watch the film “America” by D’Souza you will see how your teachers failed you and failed your generation…and how most of the people you claim had their land, labour and lives stolen by America would never choose to live anywhere else today…Mohammad Ali said, after a boxing match in Africa…”I am sure glad my grampa got on that boat to America”…yeah…you don’t see Americans lining up to get into Mexico and Africa…and you don’t see the “Indians” really ever choosing to live as their ancestors did anymore…they just line up for handouts… instead of being proud achievers and rising up to the challenge of free people to create their own success story they have wallowed in self pity and morbid enslavement to the leftist fantasy. When will Democrat followers realize that they are useful pawns for criminals who have their eyes on money and power alone who will do ANYTHING to keep others from getting in their way…even lie and lie and lie…until everyone is indebted to them and they finally get the big payout…everything you created and owned. America is an idea…not a place…and the only hope for America is liberty, conservatism and freedom of thought…something you will not find on a university campus today…but something that is growing in India and China!

  • Isis is well within the doctrinal scope of the teachings of Islam, actually, they are a pure form of Islam. However, the Christians who did evil deeds in the past have to do this in spite of the teachings of the Christian faith.
    In reality, to point fingers at one groups misdeeds and another groups misdeeds is pointless because it all points to the need of a fallen humanity to depend on God.
    I don’t believe God is the author of our judgment in the sense it is often used. He has intervened for the sake of the elect in history, but judgment typically comes by our actions in conflict with God’s design.
    We value empirical science in our day, and I agree it is very beneficial, but the theological science of the bible is the highest form of science.
    It is the highest form of science because God created the world with its relational laws and functions. Yes, the west is under judgement that cannot be reversed and it is due to our own actions in relation to how God designed society to function.

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