“For from the rising of the sun even to its setting, My Name will be great among the Gentiles, and in every place incense is going to be offered to My Name, and a grain offering that is pure; for My Name will be great among the Gentiles,” says Yahweh Sabaoth. (Malachi 1: 11)
Religious Church-Going is not the Same as Faithful Obedience
The title of an article by W. Scott Lamb caught my eye. The title is “Are Americans becoming more religious or secular”. He began by saying,
Are Americans becoming more religious or more secular? Thanks to the Pew Research Center, that ongoing question receives a fresh influx of survey-derived data from which to draw conclusions.
A survey released Tuesday brought some good news for faith leaders alarmed by the spike in the number of Americans who say they have no ties to a particular religion.
U.S. adults who continue to identify with a faith group, about 77 percent of all Americans, have largely stayed as religiously engaged as they were seven years ago, according to the Pew Research Center, evidence of a solid core of committed faithful who remain a bulwark against secularization.
Two-thirds of religiously affiliated adults said last year that faith was very important to them and they prayed daily, nearly unchanged from 2007, the last time Pew conducted its U.S. Religious Landscape Study. About 6-in-10 said they attend worship services at least once or twice a month, a rate similar to years before, and nearly all said they believed in God, although the study found a slight dip in the percentage who said so with absolute certainty.
By other measures, the religiously affiliated are more devoted than they were years before. A higher percentage say they regularly read scriptures, participate in small prayer or study groups and share their faith with others. Forty-six percent said they believe their faith tradition should “preserve traditional beliefs and practices” in the face of changes in modern society, up slightly from seven years ago.
This kind of information is interesting and it can be entertaining, but it is very misleading. Far too many people equate religious church-going and faithful obedience to Yahweh. That’s a serious mistake.
James was alluding to the problem when he said,
“You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.” (James 2: 19)
In the first sentence, James was referencing the Shema. In Hebrew, the Shema begins this way:
“Shema, Yisrael, Yahweh Eloheinu Yahweh Echad.” (Deuteronomy 6: 4)
This is how the Shema begins in English: “Hear, Israel, Yahweh is our Elohim, Yahweh is One.”
Shema means “hear” or “listen”. It’s a command, not a suggestion.
Explaining the Shema is not my purpose here. If you want a complete explanation, read His Name is Yahweh.
The Shema is central to Judaism. Religious Jews were expected to recite it daily as a declaration of faith in Yahweh. Using Christian terminology, those who did it were thought to be “saved”.
James’ point was that reciting the Shema didn’t necessarily distinguish between people of faith and demons, because demons know that Yahweh is Elohim and that He is One. They can recite the Shema, but they are not “saved”.
Similarly, there is a huge difference between people of faith and church-goers. Some people of faith are church-goers, but large and growing numbers of them are not. They reject any form of religion that rejects Yahweh.
The same problem is evident in 1 Samuel 8:7:
“Yahweh said to Samuel, ‘Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.”
That’s today’s problem in a nutshell. Many so-called “believers” have rejected Yahweh’s sovereignty. The problem manifests itself in many ways, but it boils down to rejecting Yahweh. That’s what Yahweh told Samuel.
Christmas, Easter, and Sunday Sabbath are inextricably linked with Satan worship. Most people don’t care. Christmas and Easter are the two times each year when churches are full of church-goers, and people who buy Sunday Sabbath are rejecting the 4th Commandment whether they know it or not.
Many so-called “Christians” will say that I’m being legalistic, that it doesn’t matter, or that those are great family times. Well, it matters to Yahweh, and no excuse for rejecting Him will withstand the test.
The gist of it is that satanic tradition has more drawing power for most so-called “Christians” than Yahweh.
The people who rejected the Messiah and pleaded for his crucifixion were the most “churched” people of the day. In Matthew 22, the Messiah told a parable about them:
1 The Messiah spoke to them again in parables, saying, 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. 3 And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come. 4 Again he sent out other slaves saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast.”’ 5 But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business, 6 and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them. 7 But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire. 8 Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.’ 10 Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests.”
11 “But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, 12 and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”
“Many are called, but few are chosen.” That’s what the Messiah said. He wasn’t making small talk.
Playing church and pretending to believe are not substitutes for faithful obedience to Yahweh.
The website is loaded with factual information that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Yahweh is our Savior and that the Messiah is Yahweh.
I hope you will take a few minutes and explore the website. I also hope you will share it with your friends and family.
It’s time for believers to tell the world about our God by His Name—Yahweh.
Jennifer Rubin—Obama’s ‘achievements’ at home and abroad crumble:
President Obama’s biggest domestic “accomplishment,” Obamacare, and his biggest foreign policy objective, extracting the United States from the Middle East and redesigning our alliances (Iran in, Israel out), are now Exhibits A and B in the argument for jettisoning the Democrats from the White House. At the very least these issues, combined with a lackluster economy, suggest Hillary Clinton will have trouble running for a “third Obama term.”
On the Obamacare front, CBS News reports, “Sign-up season started Sunday for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, now in year 3. Premiums are going up an average of 7.5 percent, but they could be much higher depending on where you live.” It is not hard to see that if this keeps up we are headed for the infamous “death spiral,” as Sally Pipes, a health-care expert and critic of Obamacare explains:
“People are avoiding the exchanges in large part because Obamacare has pushed the cost of insurance to new heights….
When insurers began announcing these massive rate increases, he told his supporters not to worry. State regulators, [the president] said, would knock down such rate hikes.
That didn’t happen. In most cases, insurers were able to show regulators that they had lost significant amounts of money on their Obamacare plans in their first year — and would continue to do so if they didn’t increase their prices. In places like Florida and Oregon, state regulators ordered insurers to raise premiums even higher than they’d requested in order to reduce the risk that they’d go under.”
In scenes chillingly reminiscent of the dark days of the Third Reich, refugees were subjected to abuse, firebombs and even attacked with baseball bats as opposition continues to spike against Angela Merkel’s open-door policy to migrants.
The violence came ahead of a potential flashpoint on Monday when the first 500 refugees out of a total of 750 are due to arrive in the small eastern village of Sumte that has just 102 residents. A local neo-Nazi councillor there is rubbing his hands with delight at the propaganda victory bureaucrats in Berlin appear to have handed him.
The weekend also saw huge rifts appear between Mrs. Merkel’s CDU party and her sister CSU party in Bavaria which is demanding a closure of Germany’s frontier with Austria to any more migrants. The violence of the weekend will only increase unease among her southern allies.
In Meerane in the eastern state of Saxony more than 100 right wingers hurled fireworks at asylum seekers and police as they attempted on Sunday to prevent refugees moving into local accommodation.
SnyderTalk Comment: Strengthening the arguments of radical types is one of the unintended consequences of allowing so many “refugees” to enter Western countries. Most politicians don’t get it. The problem is already cropping up in Europe, and it will emerge in the U.S., too.
Even though most political leaders don’t seem to care about the damage they are doing, ordinary citizens do. They are faced with the reality that they are going to have to protect themselves against invaders and the government that introduced the problem in the first place. Under these conditions, ordinary citizens can be persuaded very easily to get behind seedy, radical elements of society.
It’s no surprise that radicals are taking advantage of this opportunity. It’s a dream come true for them.
Most of the “refugees” are military-age men. That’s not a coincidence. It’s a red flag that politicians refuse to recognize.
The “refugees” are part of a plan to infiltrate Western countries and get paid by those countries while they do it. Vetting of “refugees” is nonexistent.
What we have is misplaced compassion with potentially dangerous consequences.
This is my advice to Western leaders: don’t be stupid. If you aren’t willing to properly vet the “refugees” you are bringing in, don’t let them in. If you let them in, create well-guarded camps for them, and keep them inside. When the war in over, send them home.
Khaled Abu Toameh—Why Palestinians Do Not Want Cameras on the Temple Mount:
- The Palestinian Authority (PA) will continue to work against having cameras in the hope of preventing the world from seeing what is really happening at the site and undermining Jordan’s “custodianship” over Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem.
- Another reason the Palestinians oppose King Abdullah’s idea is their fear that cameras would expose that Palestinians have been smuggling stones, firebombs and pipe bombs into the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the past two years.
- The cameras are also likely to refute the claim that Jews are “violently invading” Al-Aqsa Mosque and holding prayers on the Temple Mount. The cameras will show that Jews do not enter Al-Aqsa Mosque, as Palestinians have been claiming. Needless to say, no Jewish visitors have been caught trying to smuggle weapons into the holy site.
- It remains to be seen how Secretary Kerry, who brokered the camera deal between Israel and Jordan, will react to the latest Palestinian Authority escalation of tensions. If Kerry fails to pressure the PA to stop its incitement and attempts to exclude the Jordanians from playing any positive role, the current wave of knife attacks against Jews will continue.
SnyderTalk Comment: Kerry, Clinton, and Obama caused the problem in the first place. By opening the door to violence, they unleashed forces that they can’t control. Palestinians are jumping for joy at their stupidity.
As I tell my friends in Israel, with Obama on your side, you don’t need enemies.
Phyllis Chesler—Installing Jew-Hatred on America’s Campuses:
How ironic, how tragic, that such an academic should have to face accusations that she herself is allegedly “biased” and wants to censor academic, free speech.
How frightening that she is now being shunned by her colleagues of sixteen years—and that, earlier this month, she had to file a Notice of Claim against her college District based on a variety of charges including “discrimination, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, failure to prevent discrimination and harassment, retaliation, and tortious interferences with law enforcement investigation.”
What exactly happened?
Dr. Nussbaum challenged an invitation to an outside speaker, Miko Peled, an Israeli Jew. According to J.J. Surbeck, the head of T.E.A.M (Training and Education About the Middle East), Peled was a long-time martial arts instructor in California who was not known as an academic. He is the author of The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, published by Just Words Books in 2012. Introduced by Alice Walker, the frequent-Turkish flotilla goer, it seems to be a briskly selling title.
According to Nussbaum, Peled writes that “Iran is not the threat, Israel is.” He engages in non-stop falsehoods against the Jewish State. Peled has “seriously mischaracterized Israeli actions as ‘a mission to destroy the Palestinian people,’ accused Israeli Defense Forces of ‘ethnic cleansing,’ and falsely stated that the ongoing peace process is “a process of apartheid and colonization.’”
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani hasn’t had an easy time since his election last year. His government is facing a renewed Taliban insurgency as well as a growing Islamic State presence. A combination of security and economy woes have led many Afghans to give up hope after 15 years of chaos, with many of the country’s brightest and best fleeing to Europe or elsewhere.
In an interview conducted for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)’s quarterly report to Congress, Ghani explained that one of Afghanistan’s biggest concerns was actually the opposite of a familiar Washington, D.C., problem.
“No taxation, no representation,” Ghani said to SIGAR’s director of research and analysis, Deborah Scroggins, in an interview conducted in September. “But we have representation without taxation, the opposite of D.C.’s slogan!”
SnyderTalk Comment: Islamism is on the march across the globe. Indifference will lead to catastrophic consequences.
“There is none so blind as he who will not see.” (Ray Stevens)
Guardian executive editor Jonathan Freedland published an op-ed at The Jewish Chronicle about the legacy of Yitzhak Rabin on the 20th anniversary of his assassination by Yigal Amir (An assassin’s bitter legacy, Oct. 29th).
While Freedland correctly notes that Amir’s intention was to kill the peace process, he gives the far-right Jewish extremist way too much credit in suggesting that the two bullets fired into the back of Rabin were indeed the cause of the subsequent failures of Oslo.
In suggesting that Rabin was “the only Israeli leader who has genuinely seemed both willing and able to solve the…endless conflict,” Freedland fails to acknowledge that both Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert, in 2001 and 2008, demonstrated a “willingness” to solve the conflict by offering the Palestinians what Rabin didn’t even consider: a sovereign, contiguous state in most of the West Bank, Gaza, and east Jerusalem.
Palestinian leaders — Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas — rejected these offers. Indeed, Arafat not only refused to take yes for an answer, but then proceeded to launch a violent intifada that left thousands of Israelis and Palestinians dead.
Prime Minister Sharon’s subsequent withdrawal from Gaza resulted in the rise of Hamas, thousands of rocket attacks on Israeli cities, and three major wars.
SnyderTalk Comment: The truth doesn’t line up with the politically correct crap that politicians, academics, and the mainstream media keep regurgitating.
Wesley Pruden—Putin continues the late education of Barack Obama:
The devil can quote Scripture, as any theologian can tell you, and just because Vladimir Putin says something doesn’t make it not so. The big chief of the Russians has challenged the theology of the Church of Global Warming in advance of a convocation of nations this month in Paris to come up with ideas for monetizing a myth.
The wise men of the world, the leaders of governments and a clutch of double-dome prelates and other academics, have prepared a treaty to create an International Tribunal of Climate Justice, with enforcement powers, to enable the deadbeat countries of the third world to nibble at the sovereignty of their betters, and to hail the United States into kangaroo courts to take up American violations of “climate justice,” “climate finance,” “climate debt” and “technology transfers.”
IISD Reporting Services, which tracks what it calls the global sustainable development movement, reports that the conference is empowered to adopt all manner of bad things. The baddest bad thing is the adoption of “a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force . . . applicable to all parties.” We see writ very large exactly what Barack Obama had in mind when he promised “fundamental change.”
He intends to do as much damage as he can while he still can. A treaty from the Paris conference will be right up the president’s street. He wants the unexceptional nation to be whittled down to the size of Kenya or Indonesia so it can take its place with the inconsequential nations of the world, leaving America tied down, like Gulliver, by the Lilliputians of the modern age.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday renewed her pledge to take on the powerful U.S. gun lobby.
Speaking at a townhall-style event in Coralville, Iowa, Clinton said gun violence affects urban, suburban and rural areas.
“This is a problem, it’s a danger, it’s a threat, everywhere in our country,” Clinton said.
SnyderTalk Comment: Hillary Clinton is a problem. She’s dangerous. She’s a threat wherever she rests her oversized bottom, but she’s the darling of the Democrat Party. That’s tells us a lot.
Micah Lakin Avin—The Facebook Intifada:
THREE weeks ago, my father was riding on a public bus in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood when terrorists from East Jerusalem shot him in the head and stabbed him multiple times. Afterward, as he lay unconscious in the intensive care unit of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, fighting for his life, one question was on my mind: What inspired the two young Palestinian men to savagely attack my father and a busload of passengers?
My father, Richard Lakin, dedicated his life to the cause of Israeli-Arab reconciliation. Ever since moving to Israel from Connecticut in the 1980s, he spent his career teaching English to Israeli and Arab children. Inspired by his experience marching with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, he became a founding member of Israel Loves Iran, a social media initiative designed to bring the citizens of these two nations closer together. When news of his tragedy broke, many of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish residents of Jerusalem who knew my father and admired his work rushed to his bedside to pay their respects and say a prayer for his recovery. Even Ban Ki-moon, the secretary general of the United Nations, stopped by on his recent visit to Israel.
Watching the well-wishers congregating in the intensive care unit, however, I realized that the world leaders who were having the most impact on the situation in the Middle East right now weren’t Mr. Ban or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jack Dorsey of Twitter and other young entrepreneurs who shape the social media platforms most of us use every day.
Ariel Ben Solomon—A ‘Cold War 2.0’ playing out in the Middle East:
The US is facing a “Cold War 2.0” against Russia in places such as Ukraine, the Baltic states, and Syria as President Vladimir Putin’s government tries to establish an external security belt stretching from Iraq to the Mediterranean, a US-based expert told The Jerusalem Post.
Such a security belt would pass from Iran to parts of Iraq and Syria, and form a barrier against Sunni Islamists, Ariel Cohen, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and the director of the Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics at the Institute for Analysis of Global Security in Washington, told the Post in an interview on Tuesday.
Cohen is in Israel for the Jerusalem Leaders Summit being held in Jerusalem this week, wherePost editor-in-chief Steve Linde moderated a session on Tuesday.
The security belt would be approximately at a distance of 1000 miles from Russia’s southern border.
“Russia is in an alliance with the Shia because they are afraid of the Sunnis,” said Cohen, adding that it is a pragmatic relationship “where each side is using the other.”
Douglas Murray—Britain’s New Racism:
- The most predictable and worrying result of Jeremy Corbyn’s election was always the effect it was going to have on the growing anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activism in the UK.
- For someone such as Jeremy Corbyn, an elevation to a position of leadership is a vindication of those years in the wilderness, not an opportunity to find an ideological replacement.
- One of the reasons Hamas supporters spend so much time speaking to university students is because they hope such students will demonstrate a naïveté about them and their goals that might be unusual elsewhere in society.
- What happens when a pro-Hamas speaker is confronted by an anti-Hamas speaker? The anti-Hamas speaker may rightly say that Hamas is an extremist organisation. The pro-Hamas speaker or naïve student might easily come back by asking how an organization can be deemed extreme if the leader of Her Majesty’s opposition is a friend and supporter of the group. This certainly makes it easier to depict its terrorists as tolerable and its racism as acceptable.
- The British left, under Corbyn’s leadership, now harbour the proponents of the greatest racism of our time.
In 1993 Israel recognized the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people; in 2015 Palestinian leader Abu Mazen does not recognize Israel as a Jewish state. This longstanding Palestinian position has profound significance for the negotiations on a permanent settlement, because in effect it means advocacy of a particular two-state solution: an independent Palestinian state next to Israel as a bi-national (Jewish-Palestinian) state within the Green Line, in contrast to a solution of two states for two peoples. Abu Mazen’s position reflects the fundamental Palestinian principle, evident even before 1947, that opposes a Jewish state in the Land of Israel with adjustments based on the current situation. Rather, the aim is to establish an independent Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders, in which Jews will not reside, next to Israel as a Jewish-Palestinian bi-national state where the Palestinian minority will increase and grow stronger. In other words, there is de facto acceptance of Israel as a country with a Jewish majority for a limited time only.
Daniel Pipes—Will Turks accept the election results?:
Like other observers of Turkish politics, I was stunned on Nov. 1 when the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was reported to have increased its share of the national vote since the last round of elections in June 2015 by 9% and its share of parliamentary seats by 11%.
The polls had consistently shown the four major parties winning about the same number of seats as in June. This made intuitive sense; they represent mutually hostile outlooks (Islamist, leftist, Kurdish, nationalist), making substantial movement between them in under five months highly unlikely. That about one in nine voters switched parties defies reason.
The AKP’s huge increase gave it back the parliamentary majority it had lost in the June 2015 elections, promising President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a semi-legal path to the dictatorial powers to which he aspires.
But, to me, the results stink of fraud….
The one central and overriding component of today’s wave of violence and terror is the incitement of an aroused Arab public. Incitement and manipulation of a particular community – worshippers at mosques, the younger generation in kindergartens, schools, and colleges, and the general adult community through the electronic media – have become one of the major tactical weapons in the arsenal of Arab societies in general and the Palestinian leadership in particular.
A culture of mistrust and hate, fanned by constant religious and public incitement, inevitably leads to violence and undermines the concept of peaceful relations. A leadership that openly and officially sanctions and encourages such incitement cannot come with clean hands to the international community and complain about lack of progress in the peace process.
George F. Will—Does Iran’s Anti-Semitism Run Too Deep for Deterrence?:
Is the Iranian regime’s anti-Semitism rooted, as Hitler’s was, in a theory of history that demands genocide? If so, when Iran becomes a nuclear power, can it be deterred from its announced determination to destroy Israel?
Assume, reasonably, that Iran’s pursuit of a potentially genocidal weapon will not be seriously impeded by parchment barriers such as the recent nuclear agreement. And assume, prudently, that the Iranian regime means what it says about Jews and their “Zionist entity.” As in Hitler’s case, an anti-Semitic regime can be impervious to the logic of deterrence. Much, including Israel’s calculation of what military measures are necessary for its safety, depends on the nature of Iran’s anti-Semitism.
Moments after visiting Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon departed the Pentagon for home, I met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to discuss the U.S.-Israel relationship, and also the broader challenges facing the U.S. in Israel’s neighborhood. “State collapse in the Middle East is the phenomenon of our time,” he said.
Carter said that Ya’alon’s visit, and a visit he made to Israel this past July, were meant to place the Iran disagreement in a broader context. “My being there was to basically say, ‘Look, you see this differently from us – we think it’s a good deal and you have said it’s a bad deal and I understand your reasoning there – but there is still a lot that we agree on and can work together on. We have to move on to the business we have in common and that means, specifically with respect to Iran, working together to counter their other malign activities in the region, which are just as worrying to us as they are to Israel, and to monitor the implementation of the agreement.'”
Officials in Jerusalem and Washington tell me that Netanyahu gets along with Carter better than most anyone in the Obama administration, with the possible exception of Vice President Joe Biden. Carter noted: “It turned out that he [Netanyahu] and I went to rival high schools outside of Philadelphia.”
Carter was generous in praising Israeli military innovation, and crediting Israel with aiding in America’s defense. “It’s a two-way relationship,” he said. “We really do get things from the Israelis in technology.” He cited as an example work to counter the devastating impact of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). “The Israelis were really quite ingenious in this area and we got a lot from them. There’s no question that lives were saved as a consequence of their [help].”
David Brog—Beware of Friends Bearing Boycotts:
Where boycotters depart from reality is their belief that Israel can easily and unilaterally end this complex conflict, and that through their tough love they will force Israel to finally create a Palestinian state.
Those placing all blame on one party to a conflict are not serious about solutions. Something darker is at work. Why are so many observers so desperate to disregard all evidence of Palestinian sin? Most Israelis desperately want peace. Israelis have repeatedly elected leaders such as Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert who aggressively pursued offers to create a Palestinian state.
When Israel’s unilateral withdrawals empowered terrorists, Israeli cities suffered sustained rocket fire and Israelis learned that there are no simple solutions. They have gradually accepted the stark reality that peace is unlikely so long as so many of their neighbors reject both peace and Israel’s very right to exist. Israel and the entire West face a tidal wave of hate we did not create and therefore cannot easily abate.
SnyderTalk Comment: Also, see “Debating Against BDS—and Winning”.
SnyderTalk Comment: It’s a good start, but that’s all it is.
SnyderTalk Comment: Guess what senior cop: the government’s failing to protect Israeli citizens is the problem.
SnyderTalk Comment: How’s the unilateral withdrawal from Gaza working out? Need I say more?
SnyderTalk Comment: Shimon Peres is Israel’s Jimmy Carter. Both of them talk too much and both of them make very little sense.
SnyderTalk Comment: Name-calling isn’t all it has devolved into. Islamists kill each other over minutia about which they don’t agree.
The only people Islamists hate more than “infidels” are other Muslims who don’t accept their perverted beliefs.
It’s the nature of the beast.
That’s an important reason why willingly bringing Islamists into Western countries is stupid. It should be a criminal act. Allowing them to stay is slow-motion suicide, but things speed up as their numbers increase.
If you have doubts, visit Dearborn, Michigan.
15 “You shall make a breastpiece of judgment, the work of a skillful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen you shall make it. 16 It shall be square and folded double, a span in length and a span in width. 17 You shall mount on it four rows of stones; the first row shall be a row of ruby, topaz and emerald; 18 and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond; 19 and the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst; 20 and the fourth row a beryl and an onyx and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree. 21 The stones shall be according to the names of the sons of Israel: twelve, according to their names; they shall be like the engravings of a seal, each according to his name for the twelve tribes. 22 You shall make on the breastpiece chains of twisted cordage work in pure gold. 23 You shall make on the breastpiece two rings of gold, and shall put the two rings on the two ends of the breastpiece. 24 You shall put the two cords of gold on the two rings at the ends of the breastpiece. 25 You shall put the other two ends of the two cords on the two filigree settings, and put them on the shoulder pieces of the ephod, at the front of it.”
SnyderTalk Comment: Read His Name is Yahweh.
- God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
- “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
- “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land. In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
- Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)
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Other Books by Neil Snyder
- Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming. Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days. Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall. Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace. With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head. Click here to order the eBook. Click here to order the paperback.
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- Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide. It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided. They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make. As they say, forewarned is forearmed. Click here to order the eBook. Click here to order the paperback.
See “His Name is Yahweh”.