Reasons for Hope.
Already in the first week of this month, we’ve heard about stories that reinforce the fact our culture, our country, and this world just seem to keep spinning out of control. The truth however, is that the God of the universe and author of Creation has never left his throne.
Disney is getting backlash over its recent promotion of LGBTQ agenda which features a gay moment in the new Beauty and the Beast, Satanists are seeking religious rights in America, a UK court considers reading the Bible out loud a criminal matter, and the radical Alinsky left in this nation is keeping its foot on the gas pedal of their anti-American agenda. There’s so much going on we must get back to the basics and remember who is in control.
Though the world and things around us appear to be falling apart, the Bible teaches us things are actually falling into place. Many solid pastors and ministry leaders in the committed remnant of true believers remind us we are living in the greatest times of biblical prophecy since Jesus walked the earth. We must hold loosely the things of this world as we set our hearts and minds on things above.
Today’s guest is Carl Kerby, the President of Reasons for Hope Inc. Carl shares his extensive knowledge and understanding of God’s creation. Providing answers for difficult questions, Carl inspires people to dig deeply into God’s Word to debunk the lies and myths that attack the Christian faith.
One of the verses his ministry is based on is 1 Peter 3:15 – and there’s an article that asks a question which seems to open the door for us to answer people with the hope that we have.
The first article on his website we discussed was, “What About… The Contradiction between Christianity and “real” science?”
I don’t believe there is one! Unfortunately what we see in our world today is a culture that’s constantly portraying the Bible as being completely unbelievable and unreliable. One area that this is very apparent in is the world of “science”.
Our children are taught that “evolution is a fact”, “there’s no God”, “the Bible’s full of mistakes and errors” and “carbon dating proves the earth is millions of years old” pretty much non-stop as “fact”. A major reason is because this is the primary teaching they receive in the public schools, while watching TV shows and movies, and even many churches!
To be successful we must get to the very foundation for these misunderstandings. I hope you realize that we don’t have a problem with the evidence. And that’s because Christians and non-christians all have the same evidence. Everyone has the same rocks, the same stars and the same people. Where our problem arises is in the interpretation of this evidence.
…So, to deal effectively with this we have to have a proper understanding of “science”. What is ‘science’? Well, that depends on which one you’re talking about because there are two different types of science and they play different roles.
Observational or Empirical Science is a process through which we test, repeat, and verify what we see in the world around us using the scientific method. This ‘true’ science has brought us everything from electricity, airplanes, automobiles, to the iPhone, and Mac computers.
This leads us to the second type of science, which is typically called ‘Historical Science’. The problem with historical science is that it’s impossible to test, repeat, and verify things that happened only once in the past. We would argue that it’s not true science at all. Simply, ‘historical science’ is one’s belief about the past and has nothing to do with creating new things and furthering technology.
Carl Kerby wrote, “The ‘science’ that explains how the world began and how we got here is very different than the kind of science that has brought about modern medicine and technology.” He elaborated on this during the interview. One more quote:
“The Bible is our ultimate truth as Christians. It’s the one thing we can turn to that’s not tainted by human error and sinfulness.”
In another article on Carl Kerby’s site, it seems the rainbow flag is being and has been used by many movements through the centuries, but Kerby received a question from someone asking, Is the LGBT “rainbow” flag the same as God’s rainbow?”
“In Genesis 9:8-17 we’re given the origin of the rainbow. There we’re told that God place the rainbow in the sky as a symbol of God’s promise to Noah and his sons that He would never destroy the earth by flood waters again.”
Long before the LGBTQ activists hijacked the rainbow flag in an affront to God, their Creator, it has been used many times in our history”
In the late 1400s, a Christian reformer, Thomas Muntzer (1489–1525) preached holding a rainbow flag in his hand. A statue of Muntzer, holding a rainbow flag, stands in Stolberg, Germany. In the 16th century, during the German Peasant’s War, a rainbow flag with an image of peasants’ boots was used to represent hope for social change.
There’s also evidence of a pre-Columbian rainbow flag, a Buddhist rainbow flag, a rainbow flag representing the Cooperative Movement of the 1920s and the Peace Movement of the 1960s. Rainbow color flags were also used by the Bene Ohr Jewish movement, U.S.A. (1961), the Jewish Autonomous Oblast (1996) and Ecuadoran and Russian political parties.
In 1978 San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker created his version of the rainbow flag in response to a local activist’s call for the need of a community symbol. Baker dyed and sewed the material for the first flag himself and it had 8 colors. This multi-colored flag morphed into a banner of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement, which is commonly referred to today as LGBT.
So, even though the LGBT flag might be called by the name of God’s token of promise to all mankind, it’s NOT a true rainbow. God’s rainbow has always had seven colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
…Throughout human history, we find those things which are in opposition to God’s will and ways are often simply counterfeit copies. Such copies might come close, but they always fall short. All false religions have enough truth to sound good, but they all teach lies often using subtle twists of the truth.
Satan never presents himself in truth, as the accuser that he is. Instead he is able to transform himself into an “angel of light,” and his minions are able to transform into “ministers of righteousness” (2 Cor 11:14-15), all with intent to deceive. They may “look” good, but they are nothing more than “copy-cat” appearances of that which is good, and their desire is to lead people away from the One True God who is omni-benevolent (all good).
God created the rainbow and it belongs to Him. God’s rainbow has seven colors. Interestingly, according to Strong’s Dictionary, even the word “rainbow” has seven letters (qesheth). God’s rainbow represents His goodness, His mercy and grace, His love and longsuffering, and, most of all, it is a reminder that His promises are true and faithful. The true rainbow will never represent, nor can it ever celebrate, any sinful behavior.
I hope you’ll never look at the LGBT flag in the same way again…
Next, In order to examine the spiritual, financial, and political condition of the United States of America, the epic prize globalists wish to conquer, it’s vital we acknowledge some brief history. Toward the end of today’s program, David Fiorazo shared some excerpts from the extensive article, “The Radical Take Down of America,” including the following thoughts:
We now know – and many of these are interchangeable – atheists, communists, liberals, humanists, Marxists, progressives, and socialists have infiltrated our government and undermined the order and very foundation of our nation. They have infected our courts, the education system, our corporations, the entertainment industry, and unfortunately, many of our churches.
…The Bible tells us evil will appear to prevail in the days leading up to the Lord’s return, and nations will not only come against Israel, they will stand in defiance of God our Creator and King.
The question is how much time do we have in the United States of America? Obviously, no one can answer this specifically. Could we have a great spiritual revival and awakening in our nation? It is possible, but not probable. Have we become such stiff-necked, lukewarm, self-serving people we have already sealed our own fate? Perhaps.
Anti-Christian, anti-American, Alinsky-inspired agendas are being carried out across the country with little concern or resistance. The Obama administration sure took these principles to heart.
“In the beginning the organizer’s first job is to create the issues or problems.” Saul D. Alinsky,
Chicago-born Saul David Alinsky (1909 – 1972) was an American community organizer who dropped out of graduate school at the University of Chicago to work as a criminologist. He was drawn to the world of gangsters and was a confidant of the Al Capone mob. Alinsky became a “student” of enforcer Frank Nitti, who took over the mob when Capone was sent to prison. An Alinski radical has one main goal – power.
His motto was, “The most effective means are whatever will achieve the desired results.” In 1971, the hard Left, progressive community organizer wrote a playbook of subversive tactics to empower an upcoming generation of change agents. A few notable adherents to the Alinsky method are: Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Van Jones, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jim Wallis, and former President Barack Obama.
Hillary Clinton wrote her 92-page senior thesis on Saul Alinsky’s theories in 1969. A great admirer of Alinsky and his ruthless activist tactics, Clinton personally interviewed him for her project. She concluded her thesis by stating:
“Alinsky is regarded by many as the proponent of a dangerous socio/political philosophy. As such, he has been feared — just as Eugene Debs [the five-time Socialist Party candidate for U.S. President] or Walt Whitman or Martin Luther King has been feared, because each embraced the most radical of political faiths — democracy.”
Expert organizer, President Obama, didn’t miss a beat when he left office and according to reports is scheming to sabotage Donald Trump’s presidency. His army of agitators numbering in the tens of thousands will take orders from Obama’s command post in his new Washington home less than two miles from the White House. Not content to move on like other ex-presidents, Obama is actively working to fight against Republicans.
Having raised over $40 million in the last few years of his presidency with the help of former Obama aides and campaign workers, his network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing For Action (OFA) with 250 offices across the country, added staff, and fresh recruitment of liberal activists. Not only that, but Obama’s close confidante Valerie Jarrett has moved into his new DC home, the nerve center for their plan to mastermind the insurgency against the Trump administration.
*The left will not relent, but guess what? In the end, God wins, Judgment Day comes, Jesus returns, and Love conquers all. For perspective, read what the Apostle Paul wrote in a letter to Timothy as he was preparing for his execution; 2 Timothy 4:1-8