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Jesus the Radical interacted with the world around Him and commented on topics related to society. Here, you can find helpful insight into Jesus Christ’s vision for a good society.

Will Jeb Bush and other Republicans look after my interest as a Christian when they become US President?

The Republican Party, unfortunately, is not really looking out for Christian interest.  Yes, they are paying lip service … you know, kind of trying to get your vote.  But they are not doing anything to overturn the United States Supreme Court decision forcing all Americans to submit to Gay Marriage Laws.  United States is in a situation in which even if a Republican is elected US President, you will still be arrested for violating the US law (the US Supreme Court decision).  How do you know?  Look at what Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, and John Kasich are saying; they are saying, “It is the law of the land, so it should be obeyed.”  Translation?  You will be arrested if you are a true born-again Christian who follows the Word of God and oppose Gay Marriage Laws, as Kim Davis does.  You will be arrested because men like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will order the police to arrest Christians like you, when they become US President. There is no proof that they will do otherwise.  And all that they have said and done point in the direction of you being arrested via the use of the Patriot Act and federal law enforcement agencies, like the FBI and NSA and the Department of Homeland Security, and through local law enforcement authorities, like the police.  What’s in it for you to have a Republican President?  If it is Jeb Bush or Lindsey Graham, there is prison time in store for you, like Kim Davis, for following the Bible.  You cannot trust the Republican Party and the Republican Party establishment.  Do you see Jeb Bush being sympathetic to Kim Davis or visiting her in prison?  Jeb Bush and Lindsey Grahm of South Carolina are nothing more than Pontius Pilate type who will see the courts arrest you and enforce their laws.  You cannot trust the Republican Party or a Republican US President to protect you and other Christians from arrest and prison time and being fired from your job.  Only way you are going to ensure protection of you and other Christians is via illegalizing homosexuality and gay marriage.  It’s either that they get arrested or you get arrested.  There is no middle ground, here.  Why do you think Kim Davis is arrested?  There is no middle ground.  It’s either or.  Either gay marriage is illegalized and you remain free as a truly born again Christian, or gay marriage is the “Law of the Land” and you get arrested.  Look at Kim Davis.

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Do you think Kim Davis is a hero of American Christianity?

Yes, Ms. Kim Davis, who is the Kentucky county clerk refusing to issue gay marriage licenses and was therefore arrested by the US government, is a hero of America’s Christianity, because she rather obey God rather than men.  Read about her case:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/defiant-kentucky-clerk-to-appear-in-court-over-refusal-to-issue-same-sex-marriage-licenses-1441295805

There may not be 50 righteous people in America who are willing to sacrifice everything for Christ, but there is at least 1, and that is reassuring.

Consider this:  The police officer who arrested her is probably a “Christian”, but the police officer did not love Jesus Christ enough; he did not refuse to participate in the persecution of a Christian who was following the Bible.

Everyone has a choice.  They can choose Jesus or the world (or world’s powers).  That choice existed with Kim Davis just as much as the police officer who arrested her.  He is like the soldiers who followed orders to arrest Jesus Christ or St. Paul or St. Peter.  Throughout history, such police officers followed orders to arrest Christians and participated in the persecution of Christians.

Are they not guilty?

Of course, they are!

Consider this.  Nazi officers after World War 2 said that they were not guilty because they were following orders.  Visit the website below:

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Nuremberg_defense

Are police officers or soldiers following orders guilty of what they do when following orders results in the persecution of Christians?

Absolutely!

Yes, the so-called Christian police officer who arrested Kim Davis will burn in Hell, forever, unless he repents and refuses to arrest anti-homosexuality Christians whom he is ordered to arrest in the future.  Everyone has a choice to do the right thing or do the wrong thing.

It is unfortunate that the United States Supreme Court has brought this unfortunate situation upon American police officers in all 50 states.  Now, the eternal life of America’s police officers is on line.  Now, they can follow orders and participate in American government’s persecution of Christians, and they would be, therefore, doing the work of Satan, just by doing their job and following orders.

This is what happens, when the Law of the Land directly opposes the Law of God and the Bible.

During the French Revolution and the Russian Revolution, soldiers and police officers refused to follow orders.  Without these police officers and soldiers, the French Revolution and the Russian Revolution would not have succeeded.

Everyone has a choice.  If you are a police officer, you can choose to participate in the persecution of Christians or not.  If you disobey orders as a police officer or a soldier, you may be arrested or shot.  But many Christians in history have gladly given their life for Christ to obey the Word of God.

That’s what Kim Davis did.  She gave her freedom up for Christ.  That’s what a true disciples of Christ do.

A true disciple (1) denies self (such things as freedom) for Christ, (2) take up the cross (which means, even go to death for Christ), and (3) follows Jesus Christ.  And this is what Kim Davis did.  But this is precisely what the police officer who arrested Kim Davis did NOT do.  He could have refused to participate in the persecution of Christians and be a true disciple of Christ.

The Fraternal Order of Police Officers has a choice.  Each police officer has a choice. They can choose to participate in the persecution of Christians and go to eternal damnation in Hell, or they can choose to be a disciple of Christ and be willing to go to jail as Kim Davis did, St. Paul did, St. Peter did, and millions of Christians did throughout the past 2,000 years.

Being a disciple of Christ is an active choice.  You are not a disciple of Christ just because you go to church.  Many people who go to church go for wrong reasons.  Many people who go to church will go to eternal damnation in Hell, because they are not truly born again.

If you are truly born again, then you will exhibit yourself as a true disciple of Christ.

We need Christians to join the police department, precisely to become Christian testimonies by refusing to arrest true, born-again Christians who follow the Bible.  This testimony will do more to advance the Christian Gospel than handing out a million Christian tracts, door to door, or preaching 1,000 sermons at a church.

Christianity was built on the faith of Christians who willingly denied themselves freedoms and even life to follow the Word of God, the Holy Bible.

Have a look at this book about Rev. Sang-Dong Han, whose willingness to defy the Law of the Land and go to jail for disobeying the Law of the Land helped the growth of Christianity in Buddhist Korea.

http://www.amazon.com/Sang-Dong-Founder-Presbyterian-Church-Koshin/dp/1596890738/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441496470&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Rev+sang+don+han

 

Do you think that America is the Whore of Babylon in the Book of Revelations

The history is unfolding, and God will show us how the prophecies in the Book of Revelations will be fulfilled.  It will become evident to all, when the fulfillment comes.  For instance, Jesus Christ cursed Jewish cities in the Gospels in the New Testament.  When Jesus called the curses of God down on Jewish cities and Israel, the Pharisees and the Sadducees said to themselves, “We are the chosen people of God!” and they were smug.  People thought Jesus Christ was crazy, and Jews believed that Jesus Christ did not represent God’s will.  That is why Jews had Jesus Christ crucified, according to the Gospels.  But when Jerusalem was actually destroyed, and the country of Israel ceased to exist in 70 AD, the Christians all knew that the prophecies of Jesus Christ against Israel and Jewish cities were fulfilled.  Christians know when the prophecies are actually fulfilled.  One thing is clear.  The United States of America does not represent God’s interest in the world. This is a fact:  the United States of America is officially persecuting Christians who follow the Bible with incarceration:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/04/us/kentucky-clerk-kim-davis/index.html

Certainly, God does not bless America, because America persecutes Christians.  All who say that God bless America are liars, because God does not bless a nation that persecutes disciples of Christ.

Do you think that the current Republican establishment candidates will oppose the Bible when one of them becomes the United States President?

It’s interesting that you ask that question.  Although it is not a direct question about the Bible, it is certainly Bible-related (and also society related).  More importantly for you, this could have personal ramifications.  If you are a Bible-believing Christian, who believes that God (and not the US Supreme Court or the US Present or the US Congress) defines morality for humankind, then your question is certainly relevant.  If a Republican President “goes along” with the United States Supreme Court decision, then the country may be forever lost to Satan’s domain.  So, your question has ramifications for the future destiny of the United States of America as a country and the American people as an entity.  If you believe that God has given us the Bible to follow and that God enforces the Law of God, then there is another dimension to that possibility.  Unfortunately, establishment Republican candidates seem to make little of what is happening in the United States Supreme Court.  Almost as if they don’t care what God says in the Bible.  Just listen carefully to what the establishment Republicans say to the “gay marriage” questions in TV and see if they are helping  Satan’s work or hindering it.  If United States of America went to a bloody Civil War over slavery (which in fact the New Testament has no problems with!) but does not lift a leaf over homosexuality which both the Old Testament and the New Testament vehemently condemn, then what does this mean about the American people?  What does it say about you, your neighbors, your church, and American Christians as an entity?  Is what is important to God not important to you?  To them?  If God exists, and He does, then God will not leave things be.  That is clear in the Bible and that is clear in history.  This is a matter of life and death, literally, for the American people, to overturn the United States Supreme Court decision and force the United States Congress to enact laws against homosexuality and gay marriage.  History will show that God is consistent in history.  And you (at least at the current time) have a possibility of averting the Day of the LORD.  But just like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, when the Day of the LORD arrives, then it will be too late.  There will be nothing – absolutely nothing! – that you or anyone else can do to stop it.  That is clearly shown in the Bible and in human history.

Do you think migrant deaths in Europe is linked to pro-gay marriage laws?

Wages of sin is death.  When nations issue gay marriage laws, they stand against the Word of God.  The very act of issuing pro-gay marriage laws is a crime against God.  And the Kingdom of God, like any other government has laws and law enforcers, and it dispenses punishment. Those in the judiciary system and government officials should be most equipped to understand how nations work.  When European nations made gay marriage legal, this very act was in violation of the Law of God.  The Kingdom of God will enforce its laws against governments of the world that directly violate the Law of God, especially something as central as homosexuality.  Bible has zero tolerance for homosexuality and gay marriage.  That is why the title of Jesus Christ is King of kings and the LORD of lords.  All the “kings” (president, chancellor, prime minister, etc.) are under the absolute monarchy authority of Jesus Christ, who is King of kings.  Thus, when European nations legalized gay marriage/homosexuality, they violated the Law of God through this very legislative act, and the Kingdom of God will enforce the Law of God and punish the violators (that is, nations that issued pro-gay marriage laws).  Thus, God’s punishment has been taking peace away from the land, increasing poverty and violence in the land, and bringing death to the area.  If you read the Holy Bible, these are the ways God enforces the Law of God; God is consistent throughout history.

Do you think that increased violence in the American society is related to gay marriage laws passed by the US Supreme Court?

It seems like it is impossible to turn on TV, these days, without witnessing some horrible crime.  Today was no exception.  See what happened today that captured the national attention:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/08/26/reports-two-dead-virginia-shooting-live-tv/32391633/

A man shot and killed journalists on live TV, as to show the world that His life is worth “a damn.”  It is sad and tragic that people find increasingly violent ways to show the world that their lives are worth something.

Of course, the Bible shows us that our lives have value when we accept Jesus Christ and we become children of God by being born-again.  Jesus Christ gives new identity for those who accept Jesus Christ as God and Savior.

In the good old days, when America respected the Bible and prayed in the schools and other social settings, there was less “crazy” violence.  But as American society became more and more secularized, not only did American society become more violent, but the nature of violence took on a whole new tone and texture.  Parents killing children.  Children killing parents.  People killing in movie theaters.  Now, people killing on live TV, as to create their own “snuff film”.

Is this societal development unexpected and irrational?

For Christians, such “crazy” developments are rational and expected, because the wages of sin is death, and society that intentionally excludes the Word of God will become more and more violent and “crazy.”

In Matthew 11:28-29, Jesus Christ promises:  “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.”

Mr. Vester Flanagan would have found rest for his soul with Jesus Christ in his heart … but unfortunately, Mr. Flanagan had the misfortune of living in 2015 America, where speaking about Jesus Christ in the public space is socially unacceptable, if not illegal in some settings.  When evangelism becomes “hate crime”, the weary souls become more and more weary, and the society erupts into violence and chaos.

Will this be the last “crazy” act?  Obviously not, since the United States of America has decided to take the Bible out of every public space and exclude Jesus Christ in its laws.

In a direct way, the United States Supreme Court decision to force all Americans to accept gay marriage is directly responsible for the perpetuation of violence in society.  A society which stands against the Bible and the morality of the Bible will descend into chaos and violence. This is an absolute certainly.

When Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Linsey Graham says, “Just obey the law, damn it!” (in effect!) and give credence and authority to the United States Supreme Court to oppose the Bible publicly and officially, the Republican Party and its representatives are directly responsible for this very violence and all the other exponentially more horrific violence that is most absolutely certain to come in the future in all 50 United States.

When you take Christ out of 50 states, officially by law, and force all 50 states to oppose the Bible and Bible morality (in the case of gay marriage) by the force of national law, you have to expect God to punish the nation.

One way God punishes the nation is by making the nation descend into chaos and violence.

 

Has God changed His position on homosexuality and gay marriage?

I see why you are asking this question.  It seems like some TV preachers are saying that we are to treat homosexuals more like victims rather than criminals.  Although for all of Christian history, homosexuals have been arrested and imprisoned, today’s preachers (even so-called evangelical preachers) do not seem to espouse this position of historic Christianity.  They seem to be soft – very soft – on homosexuality.  So, you are asking, “If such men of God are soft on homosexuality, you should be, too.”  Well, remember, Pope is not the authority, the Bible is.  In the same way, these so-called evangelical preachers are not the ultimate authority; rather, the Bible is.  The preachers who are soft on homosexuality have been negatively influenced by those who oppose God.  The Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Methodist Church (UMC) have embraced homosexuals, although the Bible condemns homosexuality and homosexuals.  They have turned their back on 2000 years of Christian position.  They are trying to persuade you that they are right, and the Bible is wrong.  The fundamental question you must ask yourself is:  Can they allow you to enter eternal life in Heaven?  Obviously, only Christ can do that, so they cannot.  And Christ has given the Bible as our ultimate guide for salvation.  Even if all the preachers and all the churches say homosexuality is okay and that we should protect homosexuals, they would be wrong, simply because the Bible exists and the Bible condemns homosexuality (the act) and homosexuals (the people), both in the Old Testament and the New Testament. God will enforce His Law with His Holy Angels.  God needs no humans to do that.  Martin Luther knew this, and that is why in 1517, Martin Luther stood against 100% of the churches in existence at his time, because he knew that 100% of them were wrong to say that justification was not by faith.  His courageous act in standing up for the Bible, even though he stood alone, forced the churches to re-examine the Bible and some came back to the Bible position.  It is possible for 100% of the churches in a country to be wrong.  That is what is happening in America.  Although we are not at 100%, more and more churches are falling into apostasy and saying that homosexuals are acceptable to God.  No. homosexuals are not acceptable to God. When a homosexual comes to worship at your church, you are to prohibit (not allow) the practicing homosexual to enter your church and worship.  God does not accept worship services of churches that officially tolerate the presence of ACTIVE homosexuals in their worship.  St. Paul was clear about this attitude toward homosexuals in the New Testament.  Homosexuality is a crime in the Bible, and homosexuals should be arrested like murderers.  In fact, homosexuality is a worse crime than murder in the Law of God, and God expects every nation in the world to uphold this essential law.  So, to answer your question, NO, God has not changed.  And God has not changed His position against homosexuality and homosexuals.  If He had, he would have explicitly let us know in the New Testament.

But good preachers support Israel. Are they wrong?

Yes, they are wrong to support Jewish state of Israel, that does not recognize that Jesus Christ is God and Savior.  The New Testament is very clear that Jewish Jerusalem kills the prophets and representatives of the God of the Bible.  The New Testament curses Jewish cities.  Nowhere in the Gospels did Jesus Christ tell his disciples or Christians to support Jewish nation of Israel.  St. Paul condemns Jewish influence on Christianity and condemns those who elevate Jewish influence in Christianity to eternal damnation in the Book of Galatians, following the anti-Judaism and anti-Jewish nation emphasis of Jesus Christ in the Gospels.  Any preacher, evangelical or not, who supports Jewish nation of Israel is wrong in light of the teachings of the Bible.  Martin Luther started the Reformation in 1517 to protest against corruption in the church, where so-called leaders of the church were teaching against the Bible.  Preachers who preach supporting the Jewish nation of Israel are no better than the pope, who taught contrary to the Bible.  They must repent or they will go to eternal damnation in Hell, whether they are evangelical or not.  Everyone, including so-called evangelical leaders (or “pope” of the evangelicals) must submit to the Word of God.  Bible is the Word of God, and Jesus Christ clearly condemns Jerusalem and Jewish cities and curses them to destruction.  Any so-called Christian leader who supports Jewish nation of Israel stands against the Bible and Jesus Christ.  They are wrong, and Jesus Christ is right.  They are not god. And they are not “good” if they stand against the New Testament curse of Jerusalem and Jewish cities.

Did the Pharisees ever try to plot to kill Jesus Christ?

Attempted murder is a serious charge, and your question is, therefore, a serious question.  You are asking if the Pharisees, who were the leaders of the synagogues at the time of Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth, ever plot to kill Jesus Christ.  We are talking about pre-meditated murder in the first degree here.  Did the Pharisees attempt a pre-meditated murder in the first degree with Jesus Christ?  What do you think?  Now, let’s look at the Bible for the answer.  Mark 3:6 states:  “Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.”  You see, folks.  It’s in clear print!  Since the invention of the printing press, everyday, average folk can read the Bible and e-Verify!  The Holy Bible clearly states that the Pharisees, who are the leaders of the synagogues, plotted to kill Jesus Christ. Who did they plot with?  They plotted with Herodians. Who are the Herodians? They are those who supported the kingship of King Herod and his dynasty.  In other words, Jewish religious leaders plotted with the national ruling party to have Jesus Christ killed.  Now, in light of this, does it not puzzle you to see some so-called Christians trying to support the Jewish nation of Israel?  How could some so-called Christian leaders publicly declare support of Judaism or Jewish nation?  It seems inconsistent with the teachings of the New Testament….

Do you think God punished former US President Jimmy Carter with cancer because of his support for gay marriage laws?

Former United States President Jimmy Carter had said before that Jesus Christ would support gay marriage:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/07/08/former-president-jimmy-carter-gay-marriage-jesus/29854761/

Obviously, since Jesus Christ is God, and God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for homosexuality, Jesus Christ destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for homosexuality.  Clearly, Jesus Christ condemns homosexuality itself.  Thus, Jesus Christ condemns Gay Marriage.

Unfortunately for Mr. Carter, Jesus Christ (God) does not like it when people twist the Bible to fit their (Democratic Party) agenda and even claim that what they are saying is what Jesus would say, when the Bible clearly contradicts that.

The Holy Bible clearly shows that God punishes.  Honestly, would you respect God if God did not punish Jimmy Carter for what he said about Jesus Christ?  What Mr. Carter did is not only rude but was also a malicious misrepresentation of Jesus Christ in a way that Jesus Christ does not want – as someone who supports gay marriage laws. God punishes those who publicly misrepresent Him and lead His children astray.

And that is what has happened with Former United States President Jimmy Carter.  Jesus Christ has punished former United States President Jimmy Carter with cancer – a very painful way to die – because Mr. Carter usurped Christ’s divine prerogative.

So, to answer your question:  Yes, God has punished Mr. Carter with cancer (a very painful way to die) because he has publicly supported gay marriage and, thereby, led many weak Christians away from the Bible and caused many of them to “fall away” from the historic Christian faith.

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Former United States President Jimmy Carter