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Agenda 21: a Documentary

As a Christian and American citizen, this should  be a difficult and troubling view not to be missed. Yet, totally enlightening. If you Love America, this is a MUST SEE film… it will, without doubt, explain what’s REALLY going on in America, and it’s take over.  Why the Administration is pushing so hard their agenda and so much more. A must view for American who love America. Please reblog this to help get the word and truth out to all!!!!!

Published on Feb 25, 2013

Jordan Sekulow on Fox News discussed Pastor Saeed’s situation in Iranian prison.  Saeed’s wife Naghmeh talked about his torture in Iran and the terrible trial their family is going through.

Listen to the live video and letter from Pastor Saeed’s who is held in an iranian prison. His only crime being a Christian. Then visit aclj.org to sign the petition urging Iran to release Mr. Aseed.  Please, let’s do all we can to help free Pastor Aseed, an American citizen. Thank you.

Please remember to sign the petition. It urgest the united nations and nations around the world to assist Pastor Aseed.

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A toddler in Florida is set to have three parents on her birth certificate after a gay man and two lesbians fought a lengthy legal battle.

Earlier this month a judge approved the set up which leaves one of the lesbians with “sole parental responsibility” and the other woman as a legal adoptive parent.

The gay man is recognised as the father by the State.

Verbal

The dispute came about after the man, Massimiliano “Massimo” Gerina, provided his sperm for the lesbian couple to use, on a verbal agreement.

He claims he considered himself a parent and not simply a donor, but Florida law says men providing sperm in artificial inseminations have no legal rights.

The lesbian couple have had a homosexual wedding in Connecticut – something which is not recognised in Florida.

Privately

Ahead of a trial date at the end of last month, the three adults and their lawyers settled the case privately.

Local Judge Antonio Marin approved the settlement and the court adoption clerk submitted paperwork for the child’s new birth certificate.

The lesbian couple, Maria Italiano and Cher Filippazzo, did not give media interviews, but the gay man spoke of his desire to be a dad.

Male figure

Mr Gerina said: “I want to be a father. I guess it is nature. A woman wants to be a mother and a man wants to be a father one day”, he said.

He also commented: “The mothers are in charge. I’m just going to spend time with her. They are the parents”.

And Mr Gerina remarked: “It is a kind of a modern family, but I’m very old style. I believe that kids should have both a male figure and a female figure”.

The leader of the opposition party in Canada has refused to apologise after suggesting that disagreeing with homosexuality goes against Canadian law.

It came after a Christian charity, which provides humanitarian aid to Africa, had its Government funding frozen because it listed homosexuality as a “sin” on its website.

The charity, which builds water wells in Uganda, holds traditional Christian beliefs about marriage but they provide aid to everyone who has need.

Problem

Last week it was told funding will continue, following a Government review of the organisation which found no problems.

But before the public funding was unfrozen, the leader of the opposition New Democratic Party criticised the charity.

Thomas Mulcair said: “These types of evangelical groups with vision that goes completely against not only Canadian values but Canadian law are getting Canadian tax-payers’ money.”

Refuse

Mr Mulcair has faced calls to retract his comments, but refused to apologise.

The charity in question, Crossroads Communications, seeks among other things to “provide humanitarian aid and assistance to people affected by disaster, famine, poverty and war”.

It also says that the Bible outlines ways for people to live, and that “God’s blueprint encourages sexuality within a marriage”.

Efforts

Canada legalised same-sex marriage in 2005.

Over the last ten years, Crossroads Communications has received more than $2 million from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for its aid efforts overseas.

Don Hutchinson, from the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, said that Canadian evangelicals spend millions of dollars on development work abroad.

He said: “When you work with organisations that function on the ‘love your neighbour’ principle, you get a better return on your dollar.”

Healing Our Land

Many government buildings in Washington, D.C., have Bible verses etched into their walls. Our coins carry the inscription, “In God we trust.” The president and other government officials are typically sworn into office with a hand on the Scriptures. All of these are signs of our country’s Judeo-Christian foundation. Yet despite our heritage, many current government leaders take a cynical view of religion. Certain legislation and judicial decisions seek to remove or marginalize faith-based influence.

Morally, our society has drifted far from biblical standards. We continue to squander the blessings God has bestowed upon this great nation, and as a result, we are in danger of losing them. The Lord will not continue to prosper a nation that violates His laws and refuses to honor Him. Now, before you get discouraged, let me reassure you that this judgment is not inevitable. After King Solomon dedicated the temple the Lord explained how to restore the land if Israel strayed from its devotion to Him. Second Chronicles 7:14 says, [If] My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. While this promise was for a specific people, place and time, we can apply the same principles when we intercede for the United States.

There are three ways we can take action to help our country avoid possible judgment: We must humble ourselves. At its heart, humility is the recognition that we need God. Although we are a great nation, we can’t take credit for our status without acknowledging the Lord’s help. We recognize that we do not deserve His goodness but plead for His tender mercies nonetheless. If we have been spiritually apathetic, negligent in prayer, or deliberately disobedient, we must confess and receive the Father’s forgiveness. Only when we are contrite do we begin to appreciate our merciful God in glorious new ways. We must intercede for our land. Talking with the Lord is a natural outgrowth of humility, because prayer is a simple declaration of dependence. Crying out to God reveals our deep and abiding need for Him. Our intercession should go far beyond a quick, half-hearted, request for the Lord to intervene on our behalf. Instead, we must pray with urgency and desperation. We should be motivated by a burden to see God reach any who are hurting, broken, or lost without a Christ-centered moral compass. Scripture also commands us to intercede for those in government. Paul wrote, “I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Tim. 2:1-2). I encourage you to pray for the President, those who counsel him, and our elected officials. Intercede for each Supreme Court justice by name. Find a list of your local authorities and pray specifically for them. Ask the Lord to guide their decisions and lead their lives. Prayer is the most effective way to influence our nation’s destiny.

We must seek God’s face. Ask, “Lord, how can I make a difference in the lives of those who don’t know You? How can I be part of the solution rather than part of the problem?” There are two primary ways to influence culture. First, ask God to use you to reach others with the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. With His guidance, befriend those who don’t know the Lord, and demonstrate His love to them in tangible ways. When the Holy Spirit gives you opportunities, tell others what Christ has done in your life. Second, take a stand for truth. When you ask God to make you an influence for righteousness in our culture, He may lead you to something specific. As Christians, we must be willing to defend our freedoms and get involved in our communities. Sometimes that means boldly taking an unpopular moral stand, fighting legislation that contradicts scriptural principles, or electing officials who will uphold our values. Other times it means reaching out to a neighbor or coworker in need. You may be surprised at what God leads you to do. But as you follow the Holy Spirit, He will use you to impact others in a powerful way. You are part of the kingdom of heaven, but you are also part of this awesome country, the United States of America. God wants us to humble ourselves, seek His face in prayer, and repent of our selfishness and sin. He desires to heal our land, just as He did for ancient Israel. May the Lord touch your heart with this challenge, anoint your lips with truth, and empower your arms for service. May God bless America.

1. America’s Future

Scripture: Galatians 6:7-9

I. Introduction: Is it possible to predict a nation’s future? Can we anticipate trends, such as blessing and liberty or poverty and oppression? I believe that a simple yet powerful biblical principle indicates where our nation is headed: You will reap what you sow, more than you sow, and later than you sow. This principle has tremendous implications for America’s future. Given the seeds of wickedness that many in our nation are sowing, we are heading toward disaster. It’s not too late to change course, but Christians must act now to preserve our precious liberties.

II. The Principle Explained

A. Whatever you and I sow today, we will reap more of later. Galatians 6:7-8 says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”

B. “Sowing to the flesh” refers to indulging the “self”—surrendering to our tendency to sin (Gal. 5:19-21). Those who practice a life of sin will eventually experience corruption, suffering, and death.

C. “Sowing to the Spirit” means we surrender to the Holy Spirit and allow Christ to live His life through us (Gal. 5:22-23). If we sow to the Spirit, you and I will have supernatural peace in the midst of difficulty and earn eternal rewards.

D. A person who sows wickedness will not escape the harvest of his or her actions. Galatians 6:7 cautions us to avoid lying to ourselves that we will be the exception to the rule. If America really believed what the Bible says about consequences, our nation would not be heading in its current direction.

III. The Principle Applied

A. The United States was founded on the principles of Scripture. For generations, no one questioned praying or teaching the Bible in school. Court cases and sessions of Congress opened with prayer. During that time period, we sowed faith in God and reaped the blessings.

B. About 50 years ago, things started changing in our nation.

1. Prayer and Bible reading were banned from public education. 2. Anything that mentioned God was removed from government buildings. Example: the Ten Commandments 3. Crosses and other symbols of our faith came under attack, mostly through the court system. 4. We legalized killing unborn babies and have murdered nearly 58 million so far. 5. Same-sex unions are recognized as marriages in some states, although God’s Word forbids homosexual acts (Lev. 20:13). 6. More and more, the name of Jesus is a forbidden word. Scripture says the Father gave Him “the name that is above every name” (Phil. 2:9). Can God continue to bless this nation if we refuse to honor the One who gave His life so we might truly live?

C. Essentially, as a nation we have said, “We don’t need You, God.” In the fifth chapter of Isaiah, verses 20 and 24 warn, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil . . . Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble and dry grass collapses into the flame, so their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust; for they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.” Man can pass laws legalizing ungodly behavior, but God’s principles don’t change.

D. What are our scriptural responsibilities?

1. We need to stand up and live out the godly life we profess. If more pastors and other leaders had consistently preached biblical truth, we would not be in the situation America faces today. As believers, we need to faithfully live out our convictions. 2. Speak up. Don’t be ashamed of the name of our Savior. One day, “every knee will bow . . . and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Phil. 2:10-11). 3. Cry out to God to change the direction of our nation. He promises that He will respond to that prayer (2 Chron. 7:14). The spiritual core of our nation needs to change, and that change must begin in the house of God.

IV. Conclusion: We reap what we sow, more than we sow, and later than we sow. This fundamental biblical principle is true both in our personal lives and on a national level. We will reap the consequences for our disobedience. Make sure your life is contributing to the spiritual health of this nation, not detracting from it. If you and I want to live in a free country, we must be willing to take responsibility for maintaining our liberty. This is an election year. As Christians we need to come out in force this November and vote for the candidate who best supports our Christian values; and, lead our nation back to it’s former glory through Christ Jesus.

Attention: Calling Our Nation

Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth . . . You are the light of the world . . . Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 5:13, 14, 16). Followers of Christ have a responsibility to preserve the Judeo-Christian fabric of our society and stem the tide of moral decay.

Christians have a responsibility to protect and uphold biblical values.

There are many worthy causes believers can fight for in the political realm—lower taxes, better stewardship of our country’s natural resources, and improved educational standards, to name a few. But Christians have a God-given responsibility to defend their beliefs in three areas of vital importance: 

1. Life

The Declaration of Independence states that “all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. Among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The right to live is a fundamental right given to us by God.

  • What does Psalm 139:15-16 say about the worth of individuals, even those within the womb?
  • What biblical responsibility do we have to preserve innocent life whenever possible (Proverbs 24:11)?
  • Be sure to find out where candidates stand on issues concerning life, such as: abortion, cloning, stem cell research that destroys embryos, and euthanasia.

2. Marriage and the Family

  • The family, which is the first institution created by God, constitutes the basic building block of society.How does Genesis 2:24 define marriage?
  • How does the Bible characterize homosexual acts (Rom. 1:26-28)?

It is clear that God intended for marriage to be between a man and a woman. It is also obvious from His Word that same-sex relationships are perversions of His original plan. The institution of marriage is under attack by radical homosexuals and their allies who seek to redefine it through the courts. As a result, believers should examine a candidate’s position on this important issue so they can determine whether he or she supports the Marriage Protection Amendment (also referred to as the Federal Marriage Amendment).

3. Freedom (Especially of Religion)

The First Amendment to the Constitution says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Unfortunately, religious freedom is under attack in this country. Court cases are establishing precedents that, little by little, are restricting religious liberty. It is vitally important that we defend our right to practice our faith.

Believers should wisely exercise their rights as citizens of the United States. By doing so, we can help preserve the liberties we currently enjoy. Key freedoms include:

1. The right to practice our religion freely.

In many countries, only certain expressions of faith are acceptable, and Christians are persecuted for worshipping and studying the Bible together. In America, we often take for granted our right to attend church. Read Hebrews 10:24-25. What are the purposes for gathering as a congregation? Do you attend church regularly? Why or why not? What is one specific way believers can preserve their ability to practice their faith (1 Tim. 2:1-4)?

2. The right to vote in elections that are conducted fairly and honestly.

In 1904, Colliers magazine quoted well-known skeptic and author Mark Twain as saying: “If Christians would vote their duty to God at the polls, they would carry every election, and do it with ease. Their prodigious power would be quickly realized and recognized, and afterward there would be no unclean candidates upon any ticket, and graft would cease. If the Christians of America could be persuaded to vote God and a clean ticket, it would bring about a moral revolution that would be incalculably beneficent. It would save the country.”

  • Jethro suggested that Moses delegate authority to save himself from exhaustion.
  • What qualities was Moses to look for in those who would help him direct Israel  (Ex. 18:24-26)?
  • What fruit do we reap as a culture when we seek and support righteous leaders (Prov. 29:2)?

Believers need to educate themselves on the issues, compare the candidates’ positions with biblical values, and then prayerfully consider whom to support. Sometimes, none of the candidates will represent our beliefs perfectly. However, whenever possible, we should strive to select leaders who will make wise choices.

3. The right to express or publish our opinions.

Along with guaranteeing liberty to practice religion, the First Amendment to the Constitution establishes freedom of speech: “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”Christians have a right to peacefully protest laws and policies, share their opinions with their congressional legislators, and seek to influence public policies. (Contact information for representatives and senators is available at www.congress.org.)

Throughout the Bible, followers of God have stood for what was right, even when their leaders did wrong. Elijah (1 Kings 18:16-18), Nathan (2 Sam. 12:1-14), and John the Baptist (Luke 3:19) confronted the ungodly actions of government officials.

  • Does righteous indignation excuse hatred or violence (Matt. 5:44-46)?
  • According to Proverbs 22:11, what should characterize our speech when we talk to those in authority?
  • How would you apply that verse to a letter or e-mail you write to your congressman?

Closing: Christians have a God-given responsibility to represent Christ in our nation. One way we can do that is to participate intelligently and prayerfully in the democratic process. Exercise your rights now so that your children and grandchildren will inherit an America that is still free. Now that you have completed this study, how is God leading you to apply it?

Prayer: Father, thank You for the amazing privilege I have of being a citizen of a country where my viewpoint matters. Grant me the wisdom and strength to fight to preserve my freedoms and the liberties of others. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

It’s time for the Christians and Conservatives to stand upright – make a stand for righeousness and our posterity.

In our society today there are mounting similarities between the Pilgrims and their government – and todays Christians and our government.

At the time the Pilgrim Fathers were living in England there was only one church approved by the English rulers. Everyone was required to attend that church – and ONLY that church – every week. This is what we call a “State Church.” The reigning ruler appointed the archbishop of his or her choice and every church in the kingdom was under the direct orders of the ruler and the archbishop. “There was no freedom to choose” what a person believed or how he could worship. Anyone who objected to the beliefs of the state church or the forms of the church services could be arrested, questioned and thrown into prison.

One group was called the Separatists because they demanded a complete separation from the Church of England. They wanted to worship in a very simple manner without all of the ritual and symbols which were used in the Anglican Church. In their study of the Bible they had decided the original church in New Testament times had been a simple church and they wished to follow that example in their own worship. They believed there were so many changes needed to be made in the Anglican Church that it could not be accomplished to their satisfaction. Therefore, the only possibility for them was to “separate” completely from the state church.

Todays Christian Society is facing similar government intrusions. We are facing a “New State Church” which have imposed such as “Separation of Church and State,” “removal of prayer from our schools,” “forced contraceptives and the Church.” Are Christians facing a new “State Church?”  Many Catholic and Protestant leaders are committing themselves to defiance of the rule of “forced contraceptives and it’s distribution through the church.” These men and women are facing arrest, incarceration, fines and perhaps others losses of their Religious entitlements. To each of these men and women there is a belief that the only possibility for them is to “separate” completely from the state church. Not only should the “church” ( the body of Christ ) support these religious leaders and their martyrdom, we should openly defy a “New State Church.”

Which leads me to ask “where is the “Church” of today? Why are we, as Christians, not rallying in mass against government intrusions and their “New State Church?” Why do we not support of our religious leaders?  “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends”. John 15:13.  As christians we are more than friends – we are brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.

This nation belongs to us as citizens and christians. Why are we not acting it? Why are we allowing a new “State Church to dictate and dominate our lives? Are we so wrapped up in our idols of materialism, pride, lust and vanity that we’ve forgotten what Christ taught us? “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31.

I can tell you clearly: “God doesn’t recognize a “Separation of Church and State.” No more than He recognizes a “new State Church” here in America.  He does, however, recognize and He tells us:

  • Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”  Ephesians 6:10
  •  Putting on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11
  •  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13

Please do not tell me, “you love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength,” but I don’t have the time to be His servant in these matters. My life’s too hectic right now without stopping for His work. Let me say this; “God wasn’t too busy to answer your prayers, provide a sacrifice for your sin, breathed life into you and provide you the gift of children.  He wasn’t to busy to provide leadership into Pilgrims who provided the ground work for our Democracy. He wasn’t to busy to create our founding fathers and their belief in Liberty.  He wasn’t to busy to create “One Nation under God.”

I guess if God had spent His time on Facebook, Twitter and My Space, collecting friends and babbling with others about trivial nuisance He would have neglected all He has promised and provided us. I suppose if God had spent His time “keeping up with the Jones of heaven” He’d of forgotten all about us.” Just as we are forgetting about Him and all He’s done. He doesn’t command us to seek first a bigger, more expensive home or luxuries here on earth. But, “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Mathew 6:33 .  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;” Mathew 6:19

We, as Americans’ have been blessed by our Creator. He has endowed us with inalienable rights.  But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. “For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.” Luke 12:48.

As Christians we have a responsibility to seek the Kingdom of God and first you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” “Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.” Numbers 14:9. We possess the full armour………

Does the following statement from Isaiah sound like our government today? “Your princes are rebellious, And companions of thieves; Everyone loves bribes, And follows after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, Nor does the cause of the widow come before them. Isaiah 1:23. Whom then do we worship? And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15