Audie Leon Murphy Warrior Poet

THE CROSSES GROW ON ANZIO

Oh, gather ’round me, comrades; and listen while I speak
Of a war, a war, a war where hell is six feet deep.
Along the shore, the cannons roar. Oh how can a soldier sleep?
The going’s slow on Anzio. And hell is six feet deep.

Praise be to God for this captured sod that rich with blood does seep.
With yours and mine, like butchered swine’s; and hell is six feet deep.
That death awaits there’s no debate; no triumph will we reap.
The crosses grow on Anzio, where hell is six feet deep.

ALONE AND FAR REMOVED

Alone and far removed from earthly care
The noble ruins of men lie buried here.
You were strong men, good men
Endowed with youth and much the will to live
I hear no protest from the mute lips of the dead.
They rest; there is no more to give.

So long my comrades,
Sleep ye where you fell upon the field.
But tread softly please
March o’er my heart with ease
March on and on,
But to God alone we kneel.

FREEDOM FLIES IN YOUR HEART LIKE AN EAGLE

Dusty old helmet, rusty old gun,
They sit in the corner and wait –
Two souvenirs of the Second World War That have withstood the time, and the hate.

Mute witness to a time of much trouble.
Where kill or be killed was the law –
Were these implements used with high honor?
What was the glory they saw?

Many times I’ve wanted to ask them
And now that we’re here all alone,
Relics all three of a long ago war –
Where has freedom gone?

Freedom flies in your heart like an eagle.
Let it soar with the winds high above
Among the spirits of soldiers now sleeping,
Guard it with care and with love.

I salute my old friends in the corner,
I agree with all they have said
And if the moment of truth comes tomorrow,
I’ll be free, or By God, I’ll be dead!

Audie Murphy Medal of Honor Citation

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So Help Me God – The Battle for the Heart and Soul of America

Life presents in black and white.  Doesn’t it?  Right and wrong, good and evil, light and dark.  I know metaphorical expressions wear us out, but these well-known comparations suggest for us what is and is not acceptable behavior.  They’re a product of natural law.  Unchanging principles and morality many believe endowed by God.

“A fundamental presupposition of Natural Law is that man’s reasoning power is a special dispensation of the Creator and is closely akin to the rational or reasoning power of the Creator himself.  In other words, man shares with his creator this quality of utilizing a rational approach to solving problems, and the reasoning of the mind will generally lead to common-sense conclusions based on what Jefferson calledthe laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.’“  The 5000 Year Leap : A Miracle That Changed the World(Paperback) – 2011 Edition

Natural law is a precept embraced by our founders based on the thinking and writings of ancient Roman lawyer Cicero.  Cicero defined natural law as true law.

“True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and ever-lasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions…. It is a sin to try to alter this law, nor is it allowable to repeal any part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it entirely.  We cannot be freed from its obligations by senate or people, and we need not look outside ourselves for an expounder or interpreter of it.  And there will not be different laws at Rome and at Athens, or different laws now and in the future, but one eternal and unchangeable law will be valid for all nations and all times, and there will be one master and ruler, that is God, over us all, for he is the author of this law, its promulgator, and its enforcing judge.  Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature, and by reason of this very fact he will suffer the worst punishment.” Cicero, taken from Great Political Thinkers: From Plato to the Present Sixth Edition and quoted in The 5000 Year Leap.

In a civil society, absent written laws, natural law is observed by humankind.  At least by those who choose not to live in breach of humankind’s enduring principles and “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God.”

“(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)”  Romans 2:14-15

I stand in good company proclaiming that we arrived in this world knowing right from wrong.  Like freedom, it was written on our hearts.  People argue against that.  Especially if they do not accept the natural order or a Supreme moral authority.  The moral authority that defines right and wrong.  It’s the reason we do not need written laws to know that lying, stealing, and murdering are wrong.  Going against what we inherently know, puts us in a place where people and nations lose their way.  Life without contentment is frustrating.  During our brief time in this world, contentment is impossible if there exists a nagging feeling that what we’re doing is wrong.  Unnaturally wrong.  When our man written laws make the unacceptable acceptable or turn evil to good then, as we say over here in the hills, we are on the rocky road to perdition.

It’s an age-old internal struggle. Spiritual warfare some call it.  We choose to follow a Supreme moral authority or we cast it off and decide for ourselves what’s right and wrong.  We become our moral authority with ever expanding boundaries. When boundaries expand to encompass others, others who may not hold to what we embrace as moral and natural, we see fits of rage and demands that they not be allowed to have a business or even exist in the public square.  Observe today’s America.  People cast off the concept of a Supreme moral authority, what is or is not natural, and then insist that others not only accept their behavior, but also endorse it.  That is where the battle for the heart and soul of not just people, but for a nation ensues.

In the latest effort to rid ourselves of divine influence, Democrat led committees no longer require witnesses to end their sworn oaths with “So Help Me God.” They’ve removed the Supreme authority from the oath.  So, who is it that’s holding them ultimately responsible for truthfulness?  Go read Kelleigh Nelson’s excellent article on the subject.

If you’ve read this far without moving on, maybe your asking what exactly is it I’m babbling on about.  It’s not hard, you know.  I need not provide a list, but I will.  Go read Romans 1.  The letter from the Apostle Paul to the Romans may as well have been addressed to America and for that matter the entirety of Western Civilization.  America cannot exist as America living in the gloomy gray between black and white, light and dark, good and evil.

© 2019 J. D. Pendry, J. D. Pendry’s American Journal, All Rights Reserved

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MARXIST DEMOCRATS DELETE GOD FROM HOUSE PROCEEDINGS

Atheism is a natural and inseparable part of Marxism, of the theory and practice of scientific socialism. Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism. Vladimir Lenin

The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization.  It must be destroyed.  Karl Marx

Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God. Billy Graham

The campaign and election of President Donald Trump has proven to be the ultimate expose of the Democratic Party’s long ago shift to Marxism.  For decades they’ve hidden their true globalist goals by using euphemistic terms and double speak to lull the citizenry.  A prime example is the “Affordable Care Act,” which is not at all affordable for the middle class when insurance deductibles have risen into multiple thousands. 

The Leftists that were hounded into hiding by the 1950’s “Red Scare” have rebounded with a vengeance and heavily impacted American society.  The demise of God is their main target.  Over a half-century (many believe much longer), the socialists ended up taking over the universities, media, and cultural institutions and permeated them with their “Cultural Marxist totalitarian” ways.  They have become effective “anti-anti-Communists,” whose chief weapon is character assassination.

The actions and demands of the left mimic their desired communist society.  The “Rule of Law” no longer applies. As in communist countries, the corrupt go free to write books and become even more famous, while the innocent either die in prison or are financially broken with ruined reputations.

Democrats Delete God

The socialism of the Democrat Party violates at least three of the Ten Commandments. It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. But the real core of communism is the hatred of God. 

The majority party in the House of Representatives has removed God.  It has deleted the Almighty from as many Congressional proceedings as possible, including the swearing in of witnesses.

When Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) raised a point of parliamentary inquiry as to why witnesses did not say, “so help me God” during their swearing in, Rep. Johnson asked Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) to please have the witnesses do it again including the “so help me God.” Cohen said, “I don’t think it’s necessary and I don’t want to assert my will over other people.”  Then Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) pipes up with, “If any witness objects, he should not be asked to identify himself.  We do not have religious tests for office or for anything else and we should let it go at that.”

Well, excuse the daylights out of me Reps. Cohen and Nadler, but we have used this swearing in for over 200 years.  As Rep. Johnson said, “It goes back to our founding history and it’s been part of our tradition for more than two centuries, and I don’t know that we should abandon it now.”  Watch the two-minute video.

Communists Destroy Religious Freedom

In Communist Red China, they’re closing churches, toppling crosses and even rewriting scripture.  Pictures of Jesus are forcibly replaced with pictures of Xi Jinping.

The official believed to be behind the forcible removal of 1,700 crosses from churches in eastern China has been promoted by the communist government, and it’s feared this move signals that the heightened Christian persecution of China’s 60 million Christians might carry on. 

But the anti-Judeo-Christian culture and worship of God is not just in Communist Red China; it’s throughout Europe and America.  Here is a partial list of religious removals across America.  Atheists are the antagonists, but the Democratic Party has become the communist anti-God movement.

In 1962, the Warren Supreme Court removed prayer from school.  Few realized how that decision monumentally influenced our society. 

Compare that to the fact that kindergarten students in Communist Red China are forced to sign away their religious beliefs.  The Education Bureau of the Chinese district of Lishan has launched a campaign to eradicate religious belief in kindergartens, which includes having the schoolchildren sign a commitment statement promising to avoid religious activities, an actual atheist manifesto.  The commitment statement includes the declaration: “I will adhere to the correct political direction, advocate science, promote atheism, and oppose theism.”  Minors are not allowed into churches, even with their parents.  God is verboten in a communist society.

The Politics of Hate

Elected officials are leading the nation’s youth in the hatred of Jews, Christians and the unborn. Speaker Pelosi actually invited an anti-Israel Imam to lead prayer in our US Congress.  In the past, this same Imam had praised Hamas martyrs, and compared Jews to Nazis

One need only look at the filth spewed by Palestinian Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) who recently disgorged her venom against Israel, Jews and the Holocaust.  Her vilification was directed against Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu and America’s President Trump.  It was Tlaib’s reference to a “calming feeling” in relation to the Holocaust’s aftermath that has drawn the most ire and upset.  She defended her support of abolishing Israel with a one-state solution by falsely painting Palestinians as saviors of Jewish refugees.  Here’s the story and reaction.

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) referred to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, as a day in which “some people did something” during her keynote address at a private fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Greater Los Angeles last March. Please read Muslim Mafia by Chris Gaubatz’ father.

Omar and Tlaib have found themselves embroiled in at least half a dozen scandals, including laughing about al Qaeda on camera, lying that Israelis “occupy” the Hamas-controlled Gaza, following a flagrantly anti-Semitic Instagram account, and hanging out with pro-Palestinian Linda Sarsour and members of CAIR which is a designated terror organization in the United Arab Emirates. Link

With Omar’s continued anti-Semitic verbiage, prominent House Democrats negotiated with party leaders to enact some sort of measure against her remarks. Pelosi settled on watering down her critique of anti-Semitism as much as possible. The resolution listed “Jews” seventh in their condemnation of racism, right in between “other people of color” and “Muslims.” 

Then there’s the homosexual pro-abortion member of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, Brian Sims, who posted a self-incriminating video showing himself verbally assaulting an elderly Catholic woman praying the rosary in a peaceful protest outside a Planned Parenthood abortion mill in his district, calling her an “old white lady” who was doing something “disgusting.” 

She was simply advocating for the lives of preborn human beings and women who are considering abortion. He also attempted doxing of teenagers for doing the same and it took the internet by storm.

Who in Pennsylvania elected this man who feels he can get in the faces of those who believe life is precious and are fighting for the unborn babies who feel the pain of their own murder every time one of them is aborted?

At least a thousand pro-life protestors gathered on the spot where state representative Brian Sims filmed himself harassing a peaceful woman praying outside the clinic to save the lives of unborn babies.  Link

China’s Dying Rooms

The Dying Rooms of China are no different than the dying rooms of America where our unborn children are murdered daily by the thousands, but the reality is we’ve moved into the same Chinese infanticide where we

will murder children who have been born alive after abortions, letting them die alone in closed rooms.  When Obama was in the Illinois legislature, he voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA) several times.  He preferred these babies died alone in back rooms after they survived murder by their mothers.  The same is in China, and we’re moving into that ungodly, evil realm.

The transcript from the 1995 BBC television documentary tells the story.  Those infants who were about one year old, or even younger, were tied to beds at night to die. Once, an infant’s fingers and hand were eaten by rats. You can see how those children suffered.

Producers/directors Brian Woods and Kate Blewett uncovered the systematic neglect of abandoned babies in Chinese state-run orphanages. They found “dark rooms” where the weakest and least liked children are left to die. These are known as “The Dying Rooms.” China’s one-child policy, now they’re allowing two, created a race where most families desired boys and therefore parents were forced to abandon their babies. Their unfortunate and tragic lives are left at the mercy of these orphanages where their sad fate is ultimately decided by the staff and ignored by the government.  No one can watch these documentaries and tell me this ungodly evil is not coming quickly to America.

Marx and Satan

The late Reverend Richard Wurmbrand spent 14 years as a prisoner of Nicolae Ceausescu’s communist government in Romania, where he was persecuted for his faith in Jesus Christ.  His wife Sabina also spent years in communist prisons.  Finally released, he researched Karl Marx and the Communist doctrines he developed.

While communism portrays itself as a noble endeavor for the good of mankind, and claims an atheistic view, the Pastor exposes its true roots, revealing that Karl Marx and the fathers of the modern Communist/Socialist movements were inspired by the powers of darkness.  Wurmbrand demonstrates how the “prince of darkness” gave these men the “sword” by which they have terrorized the nations. The Pastor proves that this movement is not simply the work of greedy men, hungry for wealth and power, but is “after the working of Satan” with the intent of destroying mankind. 

One comment of his book said there are numerous similarities between the rhetoric of feminists, social justice warriors, communists/Marxists, atheists, “regressives,” liberals and the satanic agenda.  She pegged it!

Richard Wurmbrand’s 1986 book, Marx and Satan, gives all the proof, including the infiltration of liberation theology into both Christian churches and synagogues.  Those of us who worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are the targets of the “evil one.”

Wurmbrand’s Senate Testimony

In 1966, before the U.S. Senate, 89th Congress, Pastor Wurmbrand testified about the torture he and his fellow Christians received in communist Romania prisons.  I would urge everyone who believes in the Almighty to read the transcript.  The Pastor had been in America for only a month when he appeared before the Senate, and he could never again wear shoes because of the beatings on the bottom of his feet.  He bared his back and showed the multiple scars from brutality.

He told the Senators that he could not tell the full details of what was done to believers because they would run screaming from the room.  Please read the transcript.  He tells that in the prison of Piteshti, the Communists would force a very religious prisoner to be “baptized” daily by putting his head into the barrel in which his fellow sufferers had fulfilled their necessities, meanwhile, obliging the other prisoners to sing the baptismal service.  And priests and pastors were compelled in the Romanian prison of Piteshti to say Mass over excrement and urine. Why? Wurmbrand asks, were Christians tortured into taking Communion with these as the elements? Why such an obscene mockery of religions?

The depths of satanic depravity were evident. If, in fact, true Marxism and Communism deny both heaven and hell, why in Romanian and Soviet Union prisons were nuns who would not deny their faith, raped anally, and Baptist girls had oral sex forced on them. Using Luciferian techniques, the communists made martyrs die blaspheming because of the delirium provoked by torture.

Conclusion

As George Washington said, “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”

Jewish immigrant from Poland, Haym Solomon, who converted French loans to cash to finance the American Revolution.  He raised $20,000 for the Continental Army on request from General Washington, and he personally supported members of the Continental Congress such as James Madison.  He died a pauper at age 45 and he was never repaid by the new government he supported, although it was indebted to him.  He was a Jewish American patriot whose invaluable support of the new nation of freedom and liberty was the goal of this Godly man.  I believe this Jewish man helped to save our Republic. 

John Adams said, “You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom.” No, America’s children haven’t a clue.  We must stand for liberty.

It is our responsibility to once again save our Representative Republic from the democratic socialists and communists who hate the God both Jews and Christians worship.  Lord hear our prayers.

© 2019 Kelleigh Nelson, All Rights Reserved, EMAIL Kelleigh: Proverbs133@bellsouth.net  

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God Bless America

That Ragged Old Flag

By Johnny Cash

I walked through a county courthouse square
On a park bench, an old man was sittin there.

I said, “Your court house is kinda run down,
He said, “No, it will do for our little town”.

I said “your old flag pole kinda leaned a little bit,
And that’s a ragged old flag you got hanging on it”.

He said “have a seat”, so I sat down,
He said, “is this your first visit to our little town”

I said, “I think it is”
He said “I don’t like to brag, but we’re kinda proud of

“That Ragged Old Flag”

“You see, we got a little hole in that flag there,

When Washington took it across the Delaware.

It got powder burned the night Francis Scott Key sat watching it, writing
“Oh Say Can You See”

It got a rip in New Orleans, with Packingham & Jackson tugging at its seams.

It almost fell at the Alamo beside the Texas flag, But she waved on tho.

It got cut with a sword in Chancellorsville,
Got cut again at Shiloh Hill.

There was Robert E. Lee and Beauregard and Bragg, And the south wind blew hard on

“That Ragged Old Flag”

On Flanders Field in World War I,
She took a bad hit from a Bertha Gun,

She turned blood red in World War II
She hung limp and low by the time that one was through.

She was in Korea, Vietnam, She went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam.

The Native Americans, The Black, Yellow and White; All shed red blood for the Stars and Stripes.

And here in her own good land, She’s been abused, burned, dishonored, denied and refused,

And the very government for which she stands Has been scandalized throughout out the land.

And she’s getting thread bare, and she’s wearing kinda thin,

But she’s in pretty good shape, for the shape she’s in.

Cause she’s been through the fire before
and she can take a whole lot more.

So we raise her up every morning
And we bring her down slow every night,

We don’t let her touch the ground,
And we fold her up right.

On second thought, I do like to brag
Cause I’m mighty proud of

“That Ragged Old Flag”

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CHRISTIANS MUST STOP THE SPREADING SEWAGE OF JEW HATRED

By Kelleigh Nelson

How odd of God to choose the Jew, but not so odd as those who choose the Jewish God and hate the Jew.

The Judeo-Christian ideals upon which this nation was founded are abhorrent to the new left and the Democrat party because they are an obstacle to government usurpation. David Horowitz

Jews appreciate every moment of life. It doesn’t matter if things are going the way you want them, stop and pause, and raise your glass to the delicious opportunity life is giving you right now. You’ll never get that moment back again. “L’Chaim!” – a traditional Jewish toast. Rabbi Jack Kalla

Most of my articles are political in nature, and truly this one isn’t that different, yet readers will find the flavor of it directed at our Judeo-Christian culture and beliefs.  Virulent anti-Semitism is again on the rise here in the United States, even with the most pro-Israel and pro-Jewish President in history, but the hatred is not just directed at Israel and the Jews. 

The satanic hatred is against all of God’s people, especially our Jewish brethren but also our fellow Christians. Why? You guessed it! Muslims and their allies in Congress, the left, the universities, the colleges, and the old-line anti-Semites. 

Stuart Kaufman wrote a brilliant article recently entitled, At the Boiling Point, and his words echoed in my heart.  He says, “I am sick to my stomach, at the boiling point with anger. The swamp gases of Jew hatred are seeping through the surface of civilization so rapidly that I cannot see how they can be contained, especially given the tepid response of so many, including my Jewish brothers and sisters. Jew hatred is a disease that corrodes the soul. It erupts periodically into epidemic proportions and we appear to be at the inception of just such an eruption. It unfortunately is to be expected in Europe, where it has festered for centuries, but it has now broken into a fever here in the United States and it is spreading like wildfire.”  He then goes on to tell of our Congress now being infested with Jew haters.

So, let me tell you why I love these people and why I love Israel!

My Chicago Childhood

Rogers Park, Illinois was my home until 1960 when we moved to the suburb of Park Ridge.  I loved Chicago, loved my grammar school, Stephen F. Gale, and I loved all of my 40 some classmates, 75 percent of whom were Jewish.  Rogers Park was a mixture of gentiles and Jews and we lived together in harmony.  My first schoolgirl crush was on a boy who lived down the street from me.  His name was Barry Weinstein and we walked to and from school together nearly every day. 

My best friend Sandra was in front me in this 1956 picture, my other best friend Flo, was second from the right in the third row from the top. Barry was the third from the right in the bottom row.  See if you can find me.

No one can look at these children and tell which of us are gentiles and which of us were Jewish.  All of these children had parents just like mine, their doors were always open.

After we moved to the suburb of Park Ridge in 1960, I went to Maine Township High School East with over 6,000 enrollees.  It was built in 1929 with an indoor rifle shooting range and swimming pool.  The ratio of Jewish students was much smaller in Park Ridge, but there was never a separation between us.

College was a local school and the students were every ethnic and racial background. One black upper-classman who we all absolutely loved was murdered because too many white folks were always at his apartment.  This was the 60s folks!  The funeral was one of abject misery and bereavement for the loss of such a terrific classmate and friend.

When I married, we lived in another Jewish neighborhood in Chicago with a synagogue caddy corner across the street from us.  Most of my friends were Jewish and Italian.  Jews, Italians and Greeks are very similar in their love of people, their joy of life, children, good food and dancing.  (During the Holocaust, those life-loving Italians and Greeks smuggled Jews to freedom and hid them from the National Socialists.)

When my firstborn came along, she had colic and I rarely got any sleep.  And who came to help me? The mothers of my Jewish girlfriends came over and took care of my little one for several hours, cooked meals for us and let me get some sleep.  They got me through the first few months until the colic passed.  What a blessing!

From my early childhood, I have had dear Jewish friends, and in our once wonderful Judeo-Christian society and always in my heart, we are brethren and friends, but times are again changing and hatred has reared its ugly head.

Anti-Semitic Attacks

The main stream media ignored President Trump’s joyous National Day of Prayer where he again called for unity.  The highlight was when our President asked Poway, CA survivor Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein to say a few words.  The Rabbi had been injured when a gunman attacked his Chabad Synagogue killing one of his congregants and injuring several others.  Rabbi Goldstein said, “The way to react to darkness is with light.” He told the audience to stand up and face down hatred and he thanked America and “mensch” Donald Trump for standing with the Jewish people.  But this was only the latest attack.

The Tree of Life Synagogue assault last October 2018 in Pittsburgh may be the deadliest attack against Jews in American history—but it’s nowhere near the first.  Link

Rising anti-Semitic hatred is changing Jewish life across the United States.  In 2018, there were 1,879 recorded attacks against Jews and Jewish institutions. That was the third-highest year on record since the 1970s, when anti-Semitic attacks were first recorded against Jews and Jewish Institutions.

Capped by the deadly shooting that killed eleven worshippers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018, assaults targeting Jews rose 13% in 2018, according to Tel Aviv University researchers. They recorded nearly 400 cases worldwide, with more than a quarter of the major violent cases taking place in the United States.

In Germany there was a 70% increase in anti-Semitic violence.  Critics say British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, a longtime critic of Israel, has long allowed anti-Jewish prejudice to go unchecked. Anti-Semitic hate incidents in the United Kingdom hit a record high in 2018, with more than 100 recorded in every month of the year. Corbyn’s supporters have been accused of sharing Holocaust denial and international Jewish banking conspiracies on social media. Several members of the party have quit it in protest.

In France, attacks against Jews rose by 74% last year; an alarming trend experts have linked to the spread of hate speech and the tension surrounding “Yellow Vest” protests.  Jewish graves are desecrated with swastikas. Anti-Semitic acts already account for half of all its documented hate crimes.  Link  Simon Wiesenthal Center has had a Jewish travel ban to France for decades. 

There’s more…the Netherlands saw a 19 percent increase in recorded anti-Semitic incidents in 2018 to a record 230 cases. Sweden, Greece, Spain and other Europeans have seen an influx of refugees who have brought Islamic anti-Semitism and anti-infidel hatred to the countries they now occupy. 

The Jerusalem Post listed the nine worst global attacks on Jewish sites, not including the numerous terror attacks on Jews in Israel, some of which have targeted synagogues.

And this past week, Gaza jihadi groups launched at least 600 rockets and mortars at Israel since the latest conflict began, while the military has struck what it says are hundreds of Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the coastal enclave, Israel Defense Forces said on Twitter.

The latest conflict was sparked after militants shot and injured two Israeli soldiers. The attack prompted swift military retaliation, which resulted in the deaths of two jihadis. That, in turn, led to an onslaught of mortar and rocket fire from within Gaza, unraveling the tenuous calm. 

NYTs Vitriol Raises Nazi Hatred from the Grave

In addition to the shooting attacks, assaults and vandalism, there has been increased anti-Semitic vitriol online, especially in social media and from Islamic congresswomen. And in newspapers, including a recent anti-Semitic cartoon that appeared in The New York Times’ international edition.  It is the “cartoon” at the bottom, shown below the graphic featured during Hitler’s reign of terror. Notice how identical they are.

After a huge outcry, the NYTs removed the first cartoon, only to replace it with another Jew-loathing graphic.

Christian Persecution

Those who worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are targets, both Jews and Christians.  People from different religions, various organizations gathered at the Indonesian Christian Church to pray for the nation in light of the 2018 church bombing in Surabaya. Every month, 105 churches are attacked, vandalized or burned in the top 50 countries on the World Watch List. Link

Christians are being persecuted, attacked, and murdered in numbers not seen in years, according to Open Doors, which tracks the numbers involved in Christian persecutions. Link

Every month, according to statistics compiled by Open Doors, 345 Christians are killed for faith-related reasons, and 105 churches and other Christian buildings are burned or attacked. Worldwide, one out of nine Christians experiences high levels of persecution.

While North Korea is rated the most dangerous country for Christians (for the 18th consecutive year), Islamic oppression is behind the persecution of Christians in eight of the 10 worst countries. In Muslim-majority countries, Christians are discriminated against for jobs, violently attacked, or even killed. Link

Rounding out the top 10, following North Korea and Afghanistan, are Somalia (No. 3), Sudan (No. 4), Pakistan (No. 5), Eritrea (No. 6), Libya (No. 7), Iraq (No. 8), Yemen (No. 9), and Iran (No. 10).

It’s not a coincidence that all of these countries—except North Korea and Eritrea—are predominately Muslim. In fact, “Islamic extremism remains the global, dominant driver of persecution, responsible for initiating oppression and conflict in 35 of the 50 countries on the list,” Open Doors stated.

And it is not just Muslims attacking Christians. Hindu nationalists in India frequently assault Christians, usually with no consequences from official authorities. And in the officially atheistic communist-controlled nation of China, Xi Jinping, the nation’s strongman, is increasingly hostile toward Christians. Vietnam has also stepped up its persecution in recent years.

In just 2019 alone, according to Open Doors, 4,136 Christians have been killed for faith-related reasons, and 1,266 church buildings and other Christian buildings have been attacked. Not unreasonably, when the historic cathedral of Notre Dame was set ablaze in Paris, many assumed it was a deliberate Islamic attack of arson. Link  Yet, the cross still stood amongst the ruins.

Anti-Semitism’s Origin

Why have the Jews suffered throughout history?  There’s one simple answer…Satan wants them destroyed because they’re chosen by God.  The evil one not only hates the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but he hates those who worship Him, both Jews and Christians. Satan, the influence that seduces people into sin and evil, is embraced by the Abrahamic religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

There are only 15 million Jews in the entire world.  Yet the disproportionate hatred against them is rooted in satanic lies. It was theosophist and Russian occultist, Yuliana Glinka, who cooked up the Protocols, and she was the companion and coordinator for Russian occultist, Madam Helena Blavatsky‘s Theosophical SocietyLink  Then too, there’s the anti-Semitic heresy of replacement theology found in so many Christian church doctrines.  For centuries this false doctrine has been used to ignite violence against Jews.  It happened in the pogroms, the Inquisition, and the Holocaust.

Each year one week is set apart in the Jewish calendar as Holocaust Remembrance Week. Yom HaShoah is the annual day for remembering the Holocaust. The immense tragedy of six million Jews lost was certainly not the first time in history that Satan sought to destroy God’s people.

Israel is described in Jeremiah 2:3 as the “first fruits of God’s harvest.”  She is God’s wife, “For thy Maker is thy husband; Jehovah of hosts is his name: and the Holy One of Israel is thy Redeemer; the God of the whole earth shall he be called.” Isaiah 54:5

Satan hates both Jews and Christians because he hates God. As Christians, we have a moral responsibility to commit ourselves to the survival of the Jewish people because they are beloved of God.  Paul in Romans 11:1 says, “I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.” 

In spite of centuries of persecution and attempts to wipe out the Jewish people, “Am Israel Chai,” the people of Israel live.

Conclusion

In 1976 Jewish author and ethics professor Philip Hallie, a graduate of Harvard and Oxford, flew to France to interview villagers of Le Chambon who had been taught the Bible literally by Darbyites who had a thorough knowledge of the history of Jews as told in the Old Testament.  The entire Christian village of Le Chambon hid Jews from the Nazis, and they are remembered in Yad Vashem as righteous Gentiles.  They understood that the Jews were forever God’s people.

In Hallie’s book, Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed, he tells the story of a German Jewess who went to a Darbyite farm to buy some eggs and was invited into the kitchen.  The farmer’s wife asked with a light of interest in her eyes, “You—you are Jewish?”  The woman who had been tortured for her Jewishness stepped back trembling and became even more frightened when the farm woman ran to the steps leading upstairs and called up, “Husband, children, come down, come down.”  The Jewish woman’s fright disappeared when the farm woman added while her family was coming down the steps, “Look, look my family!  We have in our house a representative of the Chosen People.” 

As Christians and fellow worshippers of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, we must stand with Israel and the Jewish people.

© 2019 Kelleigh Nelson, All Rights Reserved, Email Kelleigh: Proverbs133@bellsouth.net

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