Mar 19, 2017

What Catholics Need To Know About Christian Zionism A War Apologetic Sect

Chuck Carlson was interviewed by Judith Sharpe of ISOC, a traditional Catholic organization, to help Catholics understand the false theology of Christian Zionism. In this revealing interview with the founder of We Hold These Truths, several background resources are mentioned: "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I" and "Christian Zionism Is A War Based Religion." (73 mins.)

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Mar 9, 2017

Palestinian Memories-The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People

Awad_Huda-01.jpgIn this video presentation, our Palestinian friend, Rev. Alex Awad, tells the remarkable and inspiring story of his mother, Huda Awad, who was left as a widow with seven children in 1948, during the Zionist takeover of Palestine. Alex gives a unique look at the Israeli/Palestine conflict as a Palestinian Christian. This presentation is based on his fascinating book, "Palestinian Memories: The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People." Alex's older brother, Bishara, founded the evangelical Christian college, Bethlehem Bible College in 1979. Alex served as the pastor at the East Jerusalem Baptist Chruch and Dean of Student Affairs at Bethlehem Bible College. Sadly, most American Christians are unaware of the plight of Palestinians Christians. In addition to watching Alex's presentation, we recommend this article by Alex Awad that will challenge those Christians who believe that God gave the land of Israel in 1948 to Jews only: "Palestinian Christians in the Shawdow of Christian Zionists." (59 minutes)

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Mar 6, 2017

Where Are The Peace Makers As U.S. Warms Up For Another Cold War

Cold_War-II-03.jpgThe U.S. desperately needs new enemies to keep its war based economy on high alert. It should be intuitive obvious to the casual observer, including Christians who claim to follow Jesus, the Prince of Peace, that the U.S. prefers war to peace. In this podcast we look at the massive NATO military build up in eastern Europe rivaling the Berlin crisis of 1961. Russia is being moved into America's "Number One Enemy" slot. For background material, read Chuck Carlson's article, "Massive Army Deployment is Deliberate Restart of ‘The Cold War’" and listen to our podcast "Christian Zionism is a War Based Religion." (27 mins.)

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Feb 26, 2017

Christian Zionism Is A War Based Religion

Armageddon-05.jpgChristian Zionism is a war based, political religion wrapped around the notion that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. It is a form of dispensational Christian theology (less than 200 years old) where war figures into its end times theology. In this podcast, Chuck Carlson, Tom Compton and Craig Hanson delve into various aspects of this war based religion including numerous, prominent evangelical Christian leaders like Henry Blackaby, Chuck Colson (deceased), Bill Bright (deceased) of Campus Crusade, D. James Kennedy (decesead), Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Conference, Ted Haggard, John McArthur, Dr. Wayne Grudem (author of "Politics According to the Bible") and John Hagee who have blessed the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, both before and after the wars started. They've gone so far as to say these wars are "just wars" according to their intrepretation of the Bible. WHTT's Chuck Carlson warned his fellow Baptists in 1990 about not going to war against Iraq ("Iraq: Americans Prepped For 'War'." Also, before the 2003 Gulf War on Iraq, WHTT opposed going to war, again (see here). An excellent article from 2004 in antiwar.com exposes evangelical Christians who support unjust wars:  Pro-War Christians Should Come Clean.

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Feb 17, 2017

Christian Zionists Practice Israel Worship

CUFI-01.jpgThis excellent and balanced news report from Australia exposes the war based religion that is known as Christian Zionism. Even though this program was originally aired in 2007, it is still accurate and applicable now. The reporter from the Australian Broadcasting Company interviews Christian Zionist. mega church, Pastor John Hagee who founded the pro-Israel lobby, Christians United For Israel (CUFI), the Christian Zionist version of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). A Jewish rabbi in Hagee's home town of San Antonio, TX, that is interviewed expresses that Hagee's agenda is detrimental to Jews in America and to Israel. Also interviewed is the Palestinian Ambassor. who is a Christian, and who says that Hagee's brand of Christianity is an embarassment to Palestinian Christians. (17 mins.)

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Feb 7, 2017

Keep Bethlehem Open And Help Palestinian Christians Stay

Open_Bethlehem-08.jpgVictories for the struggle for peace and justice for Palestinians come slowly, but are coming more frequently. We discuss the inspiring documentary Open, Bethlehem by Palestinian filmmaker, Leila Sansour. and her Bethlehem passport project designed to put wings to her film. We also talk about a recent, major victory in Boulder, Colorado where a resolution to make the Palestinian city of Nablus a sister city to Boulder was passed by the city council over strong opposition from vocal, local Zionists. It's of a few sister city projects in the US with a Palestinian town in the West Bank. In 2009, the city of Sacramento, Ca passed a sister city resolution with Bethlehem. (16 mins.) For examples of the turning, click here.

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Jan 30, 2017

Palestinian Pastor Confronts His Fellow Southern Baptist Church Leaders

Bishara_Jamal-02.pngJamal Bishara, a Palestinian Christian and Sputhern Baptist pastor spoke out against a "Pray for Israel" (but not for Palestinians) resolution passed at the annual Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) meeting in St. Louis. Dispensational and outright, Christian Zionist theology is widely held among prominent, Southern Baptists leaders and pastors, like Richard Land, Adrian Rogers and Charles Stanley. Pastor Jamal reveals in this inspirational podcast that he remains a Southern Baptist so that he can be "Salt and Light" to other SBC pastors by challenging the pro-Israel theological bent prevalent in the SBC. (36 mins.). References: "Southern Baptists Reject Peace Plea by Palestinian Pastor," "The Cause of Our Conflict, Part I: Fixing the Blame," "A Theological Response to Christian Zionism" aand "Will Southern Baptists Become Peacemakers?"

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Jan 19, 2017

Will Southern Baptists Become Peacemakers?

Sign-Where_Are_The_Peace_Makers.jpgFive months before the war against Iraq in 2003 started, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) declared that a war against Iraq would be a "just war" according to his and other evangelical leaders' interpretation of the Bible. Fast forward to 2016 and it still appears that Southern Baptists have a way to go before they can be called peacemakers. However, there are some encouraging signs from some peacemakers within the SBC who asking to be heard. Listen and find out what's going on. (23 mins.)

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Jan 14, 2017

Evangelical Christian Leaders Challenge Christian Zionist Theology About Israel

Christian_Zionism-07.jpgOver 100 evangelical, Christian. Presbyterian theologians, including the highly respected, Dr. RC Sproul, were signatories to "An Open Letter to Evangelicals and Other Interested Parties: The People of God, the Land of Israel, and the Impartiality of the Gospel." They asserted that: "At the heart of the political commitments in question are two fatally flawed propositions. First, some are teaching that God's alleged favor toward Israel today is based upon ethnic descent rather than upon the grace of Christ alone, as proclaimed in the Gospel. Second, others are teaching that the Bible's promises concerning the land are fulfilled in a special political region or "Holy Land," perpetually set apart by God for one ethnic group alone. As a result of these false claims, large segments of the evangelical community, our fellow citizens, and our government are being misled with regard to the Bible's teachings regarding the people of God, the land of Israel, and the impartiality of the Gospel." If you're looking for a well reasoned, biblicsl response to pre-millenial dispensationalism (sometimes known as Christian Zionism or Neo-Christianity). this letter is worth studying.

 

 

 

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Jan 10, 2017

Why ISIS Never Attacks Israel, But All Around It

Eretz_Israel-02.jpgThis 5 minute, podcast zinger loaded with dynamite, could set off a "AH..HA!" moment. Find out what "Eretz Israel" means and its implications from WHTT researcher, Craig Hanson. Referemces: "Future Israel," "New UN report reveals collaboration between Israel and Syrian rebels."

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Jan 2, 2017

The Plight Of Millions Of Palestinian Refugees Is Hidden In Plain View by Israel

In her first on-the-ground report "Inside Palestine's Refugee Camps", Abby Martin of The Empire Files, gives an eye-opening look at two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank of Palestine: Balata (near Nablus) and Aida (near Bethlehem) camps.  There have been millions of Palestinians living in crowded refugee camps since 1948 when they were forced from their homes by the advancing Zionists during the founding of the modern, secular, apostate state of Israel. (26 min.) Meanwhile, millions of American Christians are oblivious to the plight of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, where it is being walled off by Israel. (See our story, "Israel Is Walling Off Bethlehem, The Birth Place of Jesus")
 
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Jan 2, 2017

Israel Is Walling Off Bethlehem, The Birth Place of Jesus

Millions of American Christians are unaware of the plight of the city of Bethlehem and its Palestinian inhabitants in the West Bank of Palestine. The Israeli built separation wall snakes its way around Bethlehem, even cutting off Palestinians from their own land and nearby Jerusalem. This story is courageously told by Palestinian filmmaker, Leila Sansour in her Open, Bethlehem documentary that is part of a campaign to educate her fellow Christians and the world about the stranglehold by Israel that is slowly causing Palestinian Christians to leave the Holy Land because of the hardships imposed by the military occupation. To increase the awareness of what is happening to Bethlehem, a Bethlehem Passport is being issued by the OPEN BETHLEHEM campaign in partnership with the Governorate of Bethlehem.  So far, the passport has been granted to more than 500 people around the world, including church leaders and heads of states, such as Archbishop Rowan Williams, Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Jimmy Carter. The passport states: “In that the bearer of this passport is a citizen of Bethlehem; that they recognize this ancient city provides a light to the world, and to all people who uphold the values of a just and open society; that they will remain a true friend to Bethlehem through its imprisonment, and that they will strive to keep the ideals of Bethlehem alive as long as the wall stands; we ask you to respect the bearer of the passport and to let them pass freely.” Showings of Open, Bethlehem are starting in the United States after a successful introduction in the UK. Check the website for showings, or the complete documentary can be seen on line (Click Here). This is the 4 minute trailer.  For more information on Liela Sansour's campaign to bring down the wall around Bethlehem check out the Huffington Post UK article.
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Nov 22, 2016

Jesus Left Behind at Christian Zionist Bash

Christian_Zionism-01.jpgWhen attending a Christians United For Israel (CUFI) don't expect Jesus to be invited even when held at a venue like the Lakeview Assembly Church in Stockton, CA. We Hold These Truths' CA Outreach Director, Craig Hanson, conducted a one man vigil recently at a CUFI "Night to Honor Israel" event held at Lakeview. Then, Craig went into the lion's den claiming to be a Christian to find out that Jesus was left behind and not mentioned. Craig's report is most interesting and informative. Be sure to also listen to Craig Hanson's "Confessions of a Former Christian Zionist" to better understand how Christian Zionists' theology work. (28 mins.)
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Oct 20, 2016

Confessions of a Former Christian Zionist

Christian Zionism beliefs influence over 40 million American Christians. We Hold These Truths' California Outreach Director, Craig Hanson, has been a dedicated follower of Jesus for over 40 years. During most of that time, Craig was deceived by the Christian Zionist belief that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and that this doctrine was never to be challenged by a dedicated, true believing, premillenial dispensationalist (PMD) Christian. To do or say anything against Israel and its actions toward Palestinians would be a sin against God, according to Christian Zionist dogma. Craig reveals how, over three years ago, he was challenged to re-evaluate his Christian Zionists beliefs that led him to realize that they are very divisive and dangerous to followers of Jesus Christ, and, everyone else. Craig's story is most revealing and eyeopening.  To gain further insight into Christian Zionism, be sure to watch our award winning documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I"  and, listen to our interview with Pastor Rob Dalrymple about his book, "These Brothers of Mine: A Biblical Theology of Land and Family and a Response to Christian Zionism." (40 mins.)
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Sep 14, 2016

Establishment Attack By CFR’s Elliott Abrams Belittles, Threatens Lutherans

It was no surprise to see attacks by Zionist supporters of Israel against the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) after two pro-Palestinian resolutions were passed at their recent convention (for background information, listen to our podcast, "ELCA Lutherans Palestinian Peace Not Walls Campaign-Major Breakthrough"). In this podcast we discuss the significance of the recent attack on the ECLA by Council on Foreign Affairs' Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies in an article by him, entitled "The Lutheran Church Attacks Israel, Again." The Council on Foreign Relations is an elite "club" of powerful movers and shakers in Government and Corporate spheres (check out for yourself on the "CFR's Membership Roster") that are considered to constitute the "American Establishment." [23 minutes] Ref. WHTT article, "CFR's Elliott Abrams Threatens, Belittles Lutheran Church"]
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Sep 1, 2016

Hebrews 13: 17-25 (Lesson 29)

Mark Horton concludes our in depth examination of the book of Hebrews with an excellent conclusion and summary. If this is the first lesson you've heard, we hope that you will consider listening to the whole series. Many Christians have said that the book of Hebrews is difficult to understand. Mark Horton cuts through the fog with clarity of thought and insight into the meaning of the message in Hebrews that Christ is the perfect replacement to the inferior sacrificial system practiced in the Old Testament. (32 min.)
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Aug 29, 2016

Palestine Is Still The Issue

Australian journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger, first made a documentary about the Israel/ Palestine conflict in 1977. After the second Palestinian Intifada (Arabic for "tremor") in 2002, John Pilger returned to Palestine to make another groundbreaking documentary, Palestine Is Still The Issue. Even after 14 years, this remarkable documentary is still valid about the ongoing Israel/ Palestine conflict where illegal Jewish settlements continue to expand into the West Bank of Palestine and an oppressive Israeli military occupation rules Palestinian lives every day. John interviews both Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs to expose the true nature of the conflict. This 52 minute documentary is a must watch, as are other John Pilger films that can be found at: http://johnpilger.com/
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Aug 25, 2016

ELCA Lutherans Palestinian Peace Not Walls Campaign-Major Breakthrough

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) approved a resolution calling on the U.S. government to end all aid to Israel if Israel does not stop building settlements and “enable an independent Palestinian state." Voting at its triennial assembly in New Orleans that ended recently, the church also sought a halt to all investment in companies that profit from Israel’s occupation and called on the president of the United States to recognize the State of Palestine. The ELCA has joined several other mainline Christian denominations in calling for a just and peaceful resolution to the Israel/Palestine conflict. Chuck Carlson and Tom Compton discuss this encouraging development and look at the greater context of it in this 16 min. podcast. Ref. ECLA's Peace Not Walls campaign.
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Aug 19, 2016

Hebrews 13: 1-16 (Lesson 28)

In this fascinating lesson, you'll learn from Mark Horton why verse 14 of Hebrews 13 can be an anathema to dispensational Christian believers.  [14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. KJV] 28 minutes.


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Jul 26, 2016

Creating and Demonizing America’s Enemies

Changing-enemies.jpgSince the fall of communism in the Soviet Union in 1990, Islam has become America's number one enemy. In 1990, before the first war on Iraq was started, Chuck Carlson wrote a groundbreaking letter to his fellow Southern Baptists, urging them not to take the bait of hate and the drums of war being directed against Saddam Hussein and Iraq, a predominantly Muslim country (but with over a million Christian citizens). This fascinating, 19 minute program traces the ongoing war against Islam to the current time.

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Jul 11, 2016

Vigil To Punch A Hole In The Israeli Separation-Apartheid Wall

Dr. Dan Tirza was appointed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be the Chief Architect of the Israeli "Security Barrier" (more accurately known by honest observers as the "Separation/Apartheid Wall"). Christians United For Israel (CUFI), the Neo-Christian/Christian Zionist organization, has been showcasing Dr. Tirza at their "Standing With Israel" events that are held in churches around the country. Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths talks about the effectiveness of his one man vigil to challenge The Oasis Church's CUFI event in Tucson, AZ. It wasn't planned to be a one man vigil, but that's how "organizing" goes sometimes. Tom is joined by fellow one man vigiler veterans, Craig Hanson and Chuck Carlson to talk about our vigils of conscience. The New York Times article exposing the myth that Israel built a "Security Barrier" is "Smugglers in West Bank Open Door to Jobs in Israel, and Violence" and the revealing, Mondoweiss story that fills in the holes the NY Times left out is "Front-page article in ‘NYT’ exposes the lie that wall is a security barrier." Also, mentioned in the 23 minute podcast, is "These Brothers of Mine" by Rob Dalrymple.

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Jun 30, 2016

The War Of Words Against Russia Could Turn Hot

It should be obvious to an honest observer that the United States has a war based economy that needs creditable enemies to keep the war machine well oiled. With the continued demonetization of Vladimir Putin and Russia, is the US trying to provoke a hot war with Russia? The two articles mentioned in the program are "America's Biggest of All Big Lies. We're Not Threatening Russia" and "U.S. State Department Officials Call For Strikes Against Syria'a Assad." Also, the documentary, "All Wars Are Bankers' Wars" is worth watching. Also, worth reading is the book, "Secrets of the Federal Reserve" by Eustace Mullins. (21 mins.)
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Jun 28, 2016

Hebrews 12: 12-29 (Lesson 27)

This powerful lesson in Hebrews 12, by Mark Horton, focuses on the concept that Jesus should be the center of all believers' spiritual existence. And, they should keep their eyes focused on Him. Unfortunately, the cares of the world and false doctrines can get in the way and distort the perception of others to Christianity. Mahatma Gandhi is report to have said, "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." (38 minutes)
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Jun 20, 2016

Call Them Neo-Christians

Neo-Christianity is defined as a reinterpretation of Christianity in terms of a current philosophy. The Neo-Christian movement is dominated by Christian Zionism, that is the largest Christian sect in America, whose belief system has been formalized within the last 110 years. Christian Zionist belief is wrapped around the idea that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and that anything said or done against Israel constitutes a sin against God. It's a tightly held belief as evidenced by a recent encounter by Chuck Carlson at a street fair in Denver. Craig Hanson and Tom Compton join Chuck to discuss the pitfalls of talking to Christians with Neo-Christian leanings in this revealing program. For background information, see Chuck Carlson's article, "Call Them Neo-Christians." (30 minutes)
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Jun 11, 2016

Neo-Christians Use Scofield Bible To Justify War

Neo-Christian, cult-like Christian Zionism is being exposed more frequently for what it really is, an aberrant version of traditional Christianity. In this program, Chuck Carlson, Tom Compton, Craig Hanson and Glen Lesnick of We Hold These Truths discuss an insightful article, "Zionism's Un-Christian Bible" by Maidhc O Cathail, a journalist from Ireland. Mr. O Cathail's article concludes with this thought, "But it is the people of the Middle East who have suffered most at the hands of an expansionist Israel, emboldened by the unswerving allegiance of America’s Christian Zionists who were led to believe that Scofield’s words were God’s will." Here are the references mentioned in the program: "These Brothers of Mine: A Biblical Theology of Land and Family and a Response to Christian Zionism" (book and interview) by Dr. Rob Dalrymple. (27 mins.) Kudos to Maidhc O Cathail.
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Jun 3, 2016

Hebrews 12: 1-11 (Lesson 26)

The purpose of the book of Hebrews was, in part, to prepare God's people to endure what trials may come their way. Mark Horton discusses the examples of Christ's endurance in this lesson of 30 minutes.
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May 30, 2016

Neo-Christian Churches Are Missing Out On Righteous Indignation

Neo-Christians support America's unjust wars without question and seem oblivious to what the famous Catholic theologian, Thomas Aquinas (1224-1275 AD) said, "He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And, if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust." The unjust military occupation of Palestine by Israel is an example where there is a lack of knowledge and righteous indignation, for the most part, by Neo-Christians. We Hold These Truths' Tom Compton recently learned from Palestinian Ambassador Maen Rashid AreiKat (Chief Representative of the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States) about their new understanding that educating American Christians to the plight of Palestinians, is vitally important. Don't miss this powerful, 17 minute program. [Photo: Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat (r.) and Tom Compton (l.)]
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May 24, 2016

Romans 13 Neo-Christians Sorry Excuse for War

Christian Zionists and Neo-Christians routinely justify the wars of aggression by the United States of America by citing the thirteenth chapter of the book of Romans, written by the Apostle Paul. We Hold These Truths' award winning documentary, Christian Zionism: The Tragedy and The Turning, Part I  was recently challenged by a veteran, who wrote in part: "I am not a Christian Zionist...Charles E. Carlson (at the ~4:00 mark) does not know his bible either. He does not understand Romans 13, and the fact that the State does wield the power of the sword." In this podcast we look at Romans 13 and what should be our take away from it based on a ground breaking article, "Romans 13: Neo-Christians Sorry Excuse for War" written by Chuck Carlson a few years ago. Did Romans 13 give German Christians the authority to follow Hitler wherever he led them? (29 min.)
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May 19, 2016

The International Currency Clique’s Attack on Savers

Chuck Carlson discusses his groundbreaking article, "ICC Puts Savers at Risk to the Dollar / Debt Bubble." To describe the machinations of the key central banks of the US (The private Federal Reserve System), the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan, Chuck Carlson has coined the term "International Currency Clique." With interest rates approaching zero or negative, find out what are the ramifications and morality of these actions in this 26 minute program. For a revealing background history on the Federal Reserve System, read Eustace Mullins' book, "Secrets of the Federal Reserve."
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May 9, 2016

End Times Passover Author Joe Ortiz Challenges Christian Zionism

Joe Ortiz, author of The End Times Passover and Why Christians Will Suffer "Great Tribulation" joins Chuck Carlson, Tom Compton, Craig Hanson and Mark Horton of We Hold These Truths for a fascinating look at the misguided and dangerous theology of Christian Zionists. (27 minutes)
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May 4, 2016

Hebrews 11: 32-40 (Lesson 25)

Mark Horton continues our study of Hebrews with a fascinating look at more heroes of the faith, found in the Old Testament, who pointed the way to the coming of Jesus: Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, also David and Samuel, the prophets. 26 minutes.






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May 1, 2016

Nakba - The Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Mention the word "Nakba" to most Americans and you will get a blank stare. "Nakba" is a the Arabic word for "catastrophe" and refers to the forced expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 from their homes, and the destruction of over 400 of their villages by the Zionists while establishing the modern state of Israel. We Hold These Truths was a co-sponsor of the North America Nakba Tour stop in Phoenix. In this 19 minute program, we lift the curtain that hides the truth about Nakba. Also, we also discuss a dubious "shared value" between the US and Israel.


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Apr 22, 2016

Palestinian Refugee Exposes the Zionist Theft of Her Home 68 Years Ago

Mariam Fathalla, an 86 year old, stateless, Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon, has come to the US and Canada to tell her story about the Nakba (the Arabic word for "Catastrophe) that she, and her family, lived through in 1948. Mariam and over 750,000 other Palestinians were forcibly expelled from Palestine, and, around 500 of their villages were destroyed by the Zionists, in their drive to set up the modern state of Israel. For more background on the North America Nakba Tour with Mariam and Amena Ashkar,  click here & here.

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Apr 17, 2016

Stateless Palestinian Refugee From Lebanon Denied Free Speech At Stanford

Nakba-Tour-Phoenix-04.jpgZionists love to control, influence or shut down the debate on the Israel/Palestine issue by using questions like "Does Israel have a right to exist?" When stateless, Palestinian refugee, Amena Ashkar, who resides in Lebanon, was asked this question by members of the Standford Students for Justice in Palestine, she told them, "No!" They didn't ask her, "Does Palestine have a right to exist?"  We Hold These Truths is proud to have co-sponsored the North America Nakba Tour stop in Phoenix on April 10, 2016. While in Phoenix, time was taken to interview Amena Ashkar about what happened at Stanford University and why she decided to not speak there when restrictions were put on her about what she could or could not say. Remarkably, these restrictions were placed on her by "sympathetic" supporters of Palestine not by overt Zionists. For background info: Click here.
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Apr 14, 2016

Hebrews 11: 13-31 (lesson 24)

In this lesson we learn that Abraham and the patriarchs of the Old Testament long for a heavenly or spiritual realm. Jesus bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual realms. Don't miss the lively questions. Once you listen to this episode, you'll want to listen to all the rest of Mark Horton's lessons on Hebrews. 39 min.
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Apr 11, 2016

Erik Prince and the Hired Killers In The Regime Change Business

Chuck Carlson analyzes a curious interview with Erik Prince, founder of the infamous mercenary army, Blackwater Worldwide, in a neocon publication, Breitbart. Recall that numerous Blackwater "security guards" have been tried and convicted for killing innocent civilians in places like Iraq. Now, Prince is all concerned about the fate of Christians in the Middle East while demonizing Muslims. Conveniently, Prince makes no mention of the culpability of the US and its allies in the wars they created in the Middle East, and, the resulting blowback from them that is affecting innocent Christians and Muslims in the region. Don't miss this insightful, 19 minute program.
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Apr 7, 2016

Another Look at Shared Values by America and Israel

Here's some shared values by America and Israel that will not be mentioned by US politicians stumping for office. Expressing "shared values" enumerated in this 2 1/2 min. video from Apartheid Adventures would be an almost certain kiss of death for any aspiring candidate for a US federal office (congressman, senator or president). Don't miss our version, "Sharing Values - The American and Israeli Way."

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Apr 4, 2016

Sharing Values - The American and Israeli Way

Cruz_Ted-AIPAC-02.jpgUS politicians love to pledge their allegiance to Israel, when given a chance. Sen. Ted Cruz demonstrated this in his address to the 2016 AIPAC convention. "Israel is a democracy that shares our values." The concept of "shared values" should include the American and Israeli governments' treatment of their respective, indigenous populations, Indians and Palestinians. Here are two examples that come to mind that are in a pdf file.
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Apr 3, 2016

Hebrews 11: 4-12 (Lesson 23)

Faith is the confidence in unseen things and is associated with righteousness. In this very interesting lesson by Mark Horton, the faith of Able, Enoch, Noah and Abraham are delved into in depth. 34 min.
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Mar 29, 2016

Major Presidential Candidates Except the Bern Pledge Allegiance to AIPAC and Israel

US presidential candidates, without the blessings of AIPAC (American Israeli Public Affairs Committee) don't have a prayer of winning in the general elections. Front runners Hilary Clinton, Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump understand this and delivered their "pledges of allegiance to Israel" speeches to the 18,000 delegates assembled at the recently held AIPAC convention in Washington, DC. Sen. Bernie Sanders was the noticeable exception. as he had declined the invitation from AIPAC to speak. Instead, he delivered some critical remarks, while on the campaign trail in Utah, about Israel's destructive policies against the Palestinians. (see here and here)  Sanders, who is Jewish, like prominent, Jewish industrialist Benjamin Freedman, challenged the Zionists on the issue of Israel. Chuck Carlson and WHTT members discuss the implications of all this in this lively, 28 min. program. The link to Benjamin Freedman's 1961 address about the Zionists' little known role in the founding of the state Israel can be heard here.
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Mar 24, 2016

Challenging Sen. Marco Rubio and All the Other War Party Candidates

Senator Marco Rubio, another War Party presidential candidate, has dropped out of the 2016 race for the next President of the United States, who will, no doubt, lead America into another disastrous war. In reality, the U.S. only has one party. That group would be the War Party, with two branches that squabble over non lethal issues...the Democrat Party and the Republican Party. We get wars with either party. When Sen. Marco Rubio spoke at a Christian Zionist college in Phoenix, We Hold These Truths joined in with some anti-war protestors to ask questions like, "Who Would Jesus Bomb?" - "Blessed Are The Peacemakers" - "Choose Life Not War" - "No More Wars for Israel." Thanks to the local Spanish language TV station, Univision, our efforts received very favorable coverage of one and a half minutes.
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Mar 22, 2016

Hebrews 10: 32 - 11:3 (Lesson 22)

Hebrews-03.jpgMark Horton looks into the definition of the word "faith" that is introduced in this section of Hebrews. What are the nuances of the statement: "Now faith is the sustance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen." 29 mins.
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Mar 19, 2016

Father Elias Chacour: Man of Galilee Working for Peace and Reconciliation In Israel

This inspiring and remarkable 22 min. documentary is about Father Elias Chacour, a man of peace and reconciliation, and, the schools he started in Ibillin, Israel, in the Galilee region. Father Chacour is an Arab citizen of Israel. The Mar Elias Schools have over 3000 students and teachers that include Christians, Jews and Muslims. Father Chacour's schools have become a shining example and a beacon of hope in a land full of strife and despair.
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Mar 16, 2016

What Does Israel Mean To You?

Christians in the United States are divided on what the word "Israel" means. Christian Zionists think of the modern state of Israel as the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy requiring obsequious obedience to it no matter how it mistreats its Palestinian occupants. Other Christians think of modern Israel as a secular, apostate country in the Middle East who took its name from an ancient person, Israel (whose original name was Jacob), a tribe named Israel, or Israel, the northern kingdom that was divided from the other Hebrews in Judah.  In this eyeopening address, given by Dr. Rob Dalrymple at Valley Christian Center in Dublin, CA, the many meanings of "Israel" are delved into using the whole context of the Bible. Dr.. Dalrypmple is author of the book, "These Brothers of Mine:  A Biblical Theology of Land and Family and a Response to Christian Zionism." Also, be sure to listen to our interview with Dr. Dalrymple, "A Theological Response to Christian Zionism by Dr. Rob Dalrymple."
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Mar 14, 2016

Gaza Refugees Denied USA Asylum

In this revealing, 19 min. podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT discuss the cases of Hisham and Mounis, Palestinians from Gaza, who are seeking asylum in the United States, not by illegal immigration, but by turning themselves into ICE (Immigragtion & Customs Enforcement) at the Mexico/Arizona border. They have been held in an ICE detention center in Florence, AZ for over a year because Palestine is not recognized as a country by the United States (they are considered stateless people), even though Palestine is by 134 other countries around the world  (see here). A discussion about the broader issues of refugees and immigration and the culpability of the United States is included. For background stories on Hisham and Mounis see here & here. Also, for background info on the US overthrow of the democratically elected leader of Guatemala mentioned in the podcast, see here & here.
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Mar 13, 2016

Hebrews 10: 26-31 (Lesson 21)

In this lesson, Mark Horton discusses the warning given by the writer of Hebrews to the Judean followers of Christ who are contemplating returning to their synagogues to avoid future persecution. 32 mins.
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Mar 3, 2016

Super Tuesday - Trumpomania and The Bern

ISanders-Trump-01.jpgs the 2016 primaries bought and paid for politics, or is it different this time? Our four WHTT panelists were unusually divided about Donald Trump & Bernie Sanders.  What do you think, comments welcome about our thought provoking, 18 minute program. Reference articles: here, here, Trumpomania and The Bern
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Feb 29, 2016

Jesus said “Blessed are the Peacemakers” and He meant It

In this insightful, 18 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson,, Tom Compton and Craig Hanson look into what Jesus meant by His call to His followers: "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God" (Matthew 5:9). Christians who advocate war (for example, see our four minute video, "John Hagee With Benny Hinn: Praying for War in the Name of Jesus") send an errant message to non-Christians that contradicts the teachings of Jesus.
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Feb 28, 2016

Hebrews 10: 19-25 (Lesson 20)

In this 32 minute Bible examination, Mark Horton looks at the significance and meaning of the phrase "the blood of Christ" and the "house of God." In the book of Hebrews and throughout the New Testament, physical things are used to demonstrate spiritual truths.


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Feb 22, 2016

Remembering the Palestinian Nakba: The Sands of Sorrow

Our friends at the Free Palestine Movement (FPM) are organizing a North America Nakba Tour to raise the awareness of the Nakba, the Catastrophe, of 1948, where over 700,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes and over 400 of their villages were destroyed by the Zionists founders of Israel and their terrorist operations, like the Irgun and the Stern Gang. For background on the Nakba, please watch this historic documentary, Sands of Sorrow, made in 1950. Please check FPM's website to find out  If the tour is coming to your city and how you can help to educate others about the issue.
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