Archive for October, 2012

Three Authors – One Night Only!

Join us for an informative, inspirational event on Saturday December 8 in Appleton, WI at Freedom Project Education. This presentation and book signing will open up at 7 PM with a prayer for Christianity in America and the Pledge of Allegiance. All three Christian authors will be speaking from the heart about their books and the current state of morality in our country. David Fiorazo will kick off the power-packed evening sharing about Eradicate: Blotting out God in America. Mike Le May will speak about The Suicide of American Christianity, and Jake Jacobs will cap off this exciting night with his presentation on Mobocracy.

Get all 3 books for $45 and have them signed!

ABOUT MOBOCRACY: America is under attack. Its institutions and values are under daily assault. But the principal culprits are not foreign terrorists. They are influential and powerful Americans secretly stirring up disunion and disloyalty in the shifting shadows of the Democratic Party. Read this book. Pray for our country. Teach your children the Biblical principles our founders believed and lived. And support the men and women who are willing to set everything else aside and speak up for the truth. Semper Fi to the Republic!

ABOUT THE SUICIDE OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY: American Christianity is dying a slow death at its own hands. Instead of positively affecting the secular culture, we are being infected by it under the guise of being “seeker-friendly” and “loving”. Unless we reverse course by embracing the complete, absolute truth of God’s Word and stop trying to redefine God in our selfish human image, only a remnant will remain from a once-powerful church. Do we have the courage to challenge our leaders and ourselves to reject secular culture and its influences? Or will we continue to die a slow death at our own hands as we continue to inhale the cancer of secular humanism?

ABOUT ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA: There are two major problems causing the spiritual and moral decline in our country: the secular agenda to blot out God, and the apathy of Christians. ERADICATE helps you understand, combat and overcome the anti-Christian agenda, apathy in the Church and the decline of morality in culture. With 78% of Americans claiming to be Christians, how did it get to the point where Christianity is having less of an influence on our culture than culture is having on Christianity? Too many believers have conformed to our culture and we’re now suffering the consequences as a nation.

“Constitution, Church, & Culture” Saturday DEC 8th @ 7 PM -  Appleton at the Freedom Project Education campus

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Christian Business Association Breakfast December 6, Appleton, WI

Posted: October 26, 2012 by David Fiorazo in Events

DECEMBER’S CBA FEATURED SPEAKER, DAVID FIORAZO

Christian Business Association monthly breakfast 7 AM

SUGGESTED ARRIVAL: 7 AM

BREAKFAST 7:15 AM

PRESENTATION “ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA” 7:30 – 8 AM

 

West Wisconsin Diner

West Wisconsin Diner
3011 West Wisconsin Avenue
Appleton, WI
Phone 920-993-9418
Located on West Wisconsin Ave. between N. Bluemound and N. Lynndale Drive

 

We meet on the 1st Thursday of each month, at 7:15 am – 8:30 am in Appleton, WI

We have open fellowship AFTER the meeting. Please plan to stay until about 9:00 a.m. if your schedule allows, as this is the time best used for networking.

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The sooner we spread the truth, the sooner a more uninformed citizens will wake up. Humanism and secularism are on the rise in America and offer a very present threat. Much of our rich Christian heritage has been rewritten or removed entirely from text books and public education. Evil is at work.

Knowing how corrupt and deceptive man can be and how wicked the human heart, Thomas Jefferson once said:

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

Some believe God is already judging America, and others say His final judgment is right around the corner. With the massive increase in corruption and deception in government, we often forget it all results from sin and our sin nature. Perhaps God is allowing Christians to suffer the consequences of the politicians we have elected to represent us. America must turn back to God!

Laws continue to be passed, bills signed, and policies implemented that either go against our biblical values or threaten another one of our freedoms. This is not what our Founding Fathers intended. According to several polls in early 2012, over 72% of Americans said the country is headed in the wrong direction. Even some people who voted for “hope and change” in 2008 are now hoping to change it back.

Our founders understood the ways of man, the dangers of too much power, and the potential for tyranny so they established a Constitution to protect the people. They created checks and balances in an attempt to hold government accountable, while providing for individual freedoms at the same time. They placed the highest of values on religious freedom.

We’ve strayed dramatically away from their vision to the point of electing a president who does not seem to respect America. Why does he insist on radically transforming the United States? President Obama downplays America’s greatness, disrespects the Constitution, seems embarrassed of our history, and enacts policies against the Word of God.

It is our job to put faith, character, and integrity back on the priority list of who we elect, not how well someone speaks in public or reads a teleprompter. In 2008, Barack Obama singled out Christianity and voiced his concerns about religions that encourage evangelism:

“The difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to proselytize. There’s the belief that if people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior, they’re going to hell.”

Barack Obama has become one of the biggest presidential advocates in our history for abortion, gay marriage, GLBT education, and class warfare – a major tenet of Marxism. He also stated “our schools are there to teach worldly knowledge and science. I believe in evolution, and I believe there’s a difference between science and faith.”

Christians should strongly oppose legislation that favors the destruc­tion of human life. We should also be against laws that penalize mar­riage and families, taxing married couples at a higher rate than those who are gay, single, or living together. That said, regardless of who is in office, we are called to submit to the authorities and pray for those in high positions because God allowed them to be placed there. The candidates we elect should represent our interests and carefully decide how to spend our tax dollars. They advance social policies and imple­ment economic and foreign policies that affect us.

Opponents of Christianity have even used the First Amendment against churches and individuals. They are often quick to point out that not one church or religion may be respected or promoted by gov­ernment, but they stop there. They conveniently fail to read after the comma in the First Amendment. Congress may not prohibit (forbid, hinder, prevent) Americans from freely worshiping.

Part of this very important Amendment is the freedom of all speech. Government may NOT abridge (shorten, reduce, deprive, cut-off) our speech, including when we talk about Jesus Christ in public.But that doesn’t mean they won’t try to silence us.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

God has blessed America, but I can’t help but think of America’s current president and how far to the opposite end of the spectrum he is compared to most of our founders. The Washington Times’ Jeffrey Kuhner said the president’s goal is to purge Christianity from civil society and to marginalize religion from the public square. I’m not sure about all religions but it does appear the president makes no apology for promoting the antithesis of Christianity.

Many of us are eager to see if more Americans will vote according to their true values, faith, and principles [in the future] instead of falling for empty promises, slick slogans, and teleprompter-projected flowery rhetoric.

Book Signing from 1 – 3 PM this Saturday in Green Bay

Pick up a few copies of Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America for Christmas gifts!

Get your books personalized by David from 1 pm – 3 pm on Saturday 11-10-12

LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN STORE

Address: 2781 South Oneida Street, Green Bay, WI 54304
(Just off Hwy. 41 Behind Olive Garden)
Phone:  920-497-0636

Two Extremely Different Paths For America

Posted: October 22, 2012 by David Fiorazo in David's Blog

It’s almost time for us to decide what kind of country we want. I hope by now you’ve made your decision. Most of us have never seen such a drastic and stark contrast between the two major political parties in America like we have today. Though the Republican Party has a long way to go to return to its conservative roots, the Democratic Party has been infiltrated by the far Left. My grandparents were Democrats back when that party was a bit more moderate. Today, the party has fully embraced abortion and support its federal funding; they have repealed the national Defense of Marriage Act, and support same-sex marriage.

Due to the liberal policies of the Obama administration, they have also racked up record entitlement and green technology spending. Approximately 47 million Americans are now on food stamps and many green energy companies the Obama Democrats bet our money on have now gone bankrupt and the media barely utters a word.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is volunteering for the Obama campaign ‘for our daughters and granddaughters.’ Who can forget when Obama said if one of his daughters got pregnant, “I don’t want them punished with a baby.”[i] This is an extreme, under-reported stance on abortion. It’s disappointing that our tax dollars not only help fund abortion which most Christians oppose, but we also give aid to Planned Parenthood which proudly supports the Democratic Party. Richards makes $400,000 a year salary and Planned Parenthood raked in over $1 billion in total revenue last year.

In the weeks leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election, Franklin Graham has said he cannot and will not vote for any candidate who opposes pro-life legislation or who opposes traditional marriage. In a recent sermon by author and pastor John MacArthur entitled “Homosexuality and the Campaign for Immorality,” MacArthur stated God has abandoned America over the sin of homosexuality and we are living in times of rebellion and sexual revolution. He went on to declare, “The Democratic Party has become the anti-God party and the sin-promoting party.”[ii]

If bible-believing Christians understand the moral principles upon which America was founded, we must also take notice of the glaring chasm between the Republican and Democratic Parties today. It’s confusing to me that many Christians continue voting along party lines instead of biblical lines. I’ve said this before; Christians cannot leave Jesus Christ outside the voting booth when we cast our ballot on Election Day.

Next, a president’s most important responsibility is to keep America safe. There also seems to be two very different national defense philosophies as every day, more details emerge about last month’s terror attacks in Benghazi that left four Americans dead. Many are suggesting the weak foreign policy of the Obama administration may have led to the assassination of our U.S. Ambassador, the first time this has happened since the Carter administration. Tragically, Ambassador Stevens had asked for more security which could have prevented the deadly attacks on the embassy, and even warned of an Islamist group who took credit for a prior attack.

From an economic perspective, things don’t look good for President Obama either. However, the mainstream media continually covers up bad news. Gas prices are way up. The unemployment rate has been over 8 percent and as high as 10 percent for 43 months of his term. If we do the math and consider the people who dropped out of the workforce, it would still be over 10 percent today. 23 million Americans are out of work or underemployed. Four years ago, Obama promised to fix the problem by spending trillions of dollars on a so-called “economic stimulus.

He has clearly failed. Obama also promised to cut the deficit in half, but instead his administration has almost tripled the deficit. He spent the first year of his term pushing his controversial health care law which we now know could bankrupt the country. Rates are going up and people are dropping or losing their insurance.

We have a critical election coming up and it’s more important than ever to encourage friends to get out and vote their values. People of faith and supporters of religious freedom should put country before party loyalty. We’re faced with two paths leading in opposite directions and voters will decide America’s future in a few short weeks.

[i] http://www.lifenews.com/2008/03/31/nat-3827/

[ii] http://standupforthetruth.com/2012/10/should-christian-leaders-get-political/

A few of the best Republican Ads for October 2012

Posted: October 20, 2012 by David Fiorazo in David's Blog

Which of these three ads do you think is most effective?

We’ve Heard it all Before: Obama in 2008 vs. 2012

The Dinner Table: No Dialogue Necessary, the Pain of Unemployment

Act of Terror: The Truth about Bhenghazi

BONUS!  Check out this Powerful 3-minute video (below) this would win for sure!

THERE ARE TWO PATHS…

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Don’t Miss Author David Fiorazo and Get Your Books Signed on Friday, November 23!

 

Meet David and get a personalized copy of his brand new book ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA!

[Book World currently has ERADICATE back in stock. Join us for a post-Thanksgiving Book Signing]

FRIDAY, November 23, 11 AM – 2 PM

Book World, 1104 S. Stephenson Avenue, Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801

Located in the Midtown Mall on Stephenson Avenue

(Behind McDonald’s near Super One Foods inside the Mall)

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LINK: MAP to Book World, Iron Mountain, MI

Special Christmas Offer – get $5 off each copy of Eradicate when you purchase 2 or more!

Faith, Politics, and the Real War on Women

Posted: October 10, 2012 by David Fiorazo in David's Blog

Early in American history, men and women of faith understood the importance of Christians living as salt and light in our culture and they influenced every aspect of society. Today, however, this great nation is drifting further away from the God that blessed us and believers have fallen into the trap of conforming to the world. How do we reverse this trend?

Some say we shouldn’t mix our faith and politics, but as biblical Christians, we cannot separate the two. It’s impossible to leave Jesus Christ out of the voting booth, but that’s what some folks try to do. If we’re honest with ourselves we will acknowledge there has never been a clearer, starker contrast between the Democratic and Republican Party platforms than we see today.

We have an interesting choice ahead of us in the upcoming Presidential Election. Mitt Romney is pro-life and a man of character and integrity, but according to the Bible, Mormonism is a cult. Barack Obama professes Christianity and seems to be a good father and husband however, his words and policies have been the most anti-Christian of any president America has ever seen.

Just last week, after the Obama campaign was criticized for urging women to vote with their uteruses[i], the president was back on the campaign trail touting the benefits of free birth control. I’m not a woman and I’m insulted. Taxes are increasing and costs are going up on groceries, gas, utilities, and healthcare, but women are supposed to be most concerned about birth control?

I believe Christians should strongly support pro-life, pro-marriage candidates. We should also oppose federal funding of abortion. Only about 1.5% of all abortions are due to rape or medical emergencies which indicates it’s all about convenience and selfishness.

If you pay any attention to politics at all, you know the media would have us think the Republicans hate women. Democrats have shrewdly reframed the abortion debate to make it about freedom, choice, and rights instead of the brutality of cutting off of a baby’s life. One argument is all women should have the right to use abortion as birth control if they choose and acquire free birth control so sex can be enjoyed to the fullest. How dare Republicans attempt to limit their fun and independence!

Abortion is a sin and sin can be forgiven. Women go through tremendous pain and grief after having an abortion, and sadly, about 70% of women claim to be Christian at the time they chose to abort their baby. The American Psychological Association reports that a majority of women had negative emotional consequences following an abortion. In the heat of the current political environment, we quickly forget the human, emotional toll of abortion and as one woman put it, “Without the Lord’s healing I would have a hard time dealing with the blood on my hands.”

Finally, a Christian’s responsibility to his Creator precedes his duty to the state. This is why Christians must support religious liberty and vote according to the Bible, forgoing all party loyalty and family tradition.

If you believe like I do that free speech and preaching the Gospel is impor­tant, then I’m sure you understand politics affects our ability to preach the Gospel. Due to the laws of anti-Christian legislators, crosses are being removed from public places, prayers are being silenced, Christ is being ridiculed, and government is infringing on the rights of citizens to even hold home Bible studies! Pastors are being censored, free speech is being blocked, and believers are being discriminated against. Our Founders would have revolted.

Yes, friend, who we vote for really does matter and we are to be good stewards of God’s resources. The candidates we elect make decisions on how to spend our tax dollars. They advance social, economic, and foreign policies that affect us. They pass laws that affect our families and our finances.

This Presidential election could have a domino effect on judicial decisions as there are three Supreme Court Justices who may be retiring soon. This could leave three open appointments for either conservative or liberal nominees who will influence the direction and future of America.

Consider Hollywood, the media, government, and public education; Liberals and progressives are moving America rapidly away from God and biblical truth. If you don’t think they’re succeeding, look at our culture. Be honest, are Christians having more influence on culture than culture is having on Christians?

Politics is not our first priority and God is sovereign over all things. The political process is, however, one way we can let our voice be heard to help ensure a safer, more traditional, family-oriented society while we’re here. We need to wake up sleepy believers, make biblical decisions regarding who we vote for and leave the results to God. Government can’t save us, only Jesus Christ can.

One election won’t fix a country that is as dark and depraved as America has become. Each one of us must take individual responsibility and live counter-culture for Christ. If we can each rally more believers to seek His kingdom first and boldly live out our faith, who knows how many lives we could impact for eternity? This must be our focus.

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote… he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. – Samuel Adams

In Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America, we’ll investigate why too many Christians have conformed to the world and show how were now suffering the consequences as a nation. I’ll give you one reason right now. Brand new research reveals one of the major problems with Christianity in America: only 19% of believers read or study the Bible every day. The Bible is our lifeline!

If it’s not apathy among believers, it’s the constant attacks on Christianity. There are enemies working right now to destroy America’s Judeo-Christian roots from within. The sad thing is, while this onslaught happens right under our noses, many of us just roll over and hit the snooze button. Eradicate is my way to help sound the alarm and encourage you to understand the times and have a sense of urgency. God can use you and America really needs you.

So much has shaped the United States since John Hancock said, “We recognize no sovereign but God and no king but Jesus,” since Patrick Henry proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death,” and since Daniel Webster said, “If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, America will go on prospering.”

Just in our lifetime we’ve seen such a rapid decline of morality and a dumbing-down of the next generation, we hardly know what hit us. Most Americans did not know that anti-Christian, underground movements were working in our courts, in our schools, the media, and in government. We’ll analyze how their plan has been both brilliant – and evil.

So here we are in 2012 where the downward spiral of Christian silence has become almost deafening. If we don’t start speaking up, America will keep falling.

According to Relevant Magazine, 64% of unmarried Christians in the 18-29 age range have had sex within the last year. Oh, and with the help of our tax dollars, condoms are handed out in public schools across the country to encourage sexual activity instead of abstinence. A baby is aborted in America every 26 seconds. Perhaps even more tragic, the Alan Guttmacher Institute reports that seven out of ten women claim to be Christian at the time they had an abortion.

Who’s winning, Planned Parenthood’s abortion business or the Church in America? Studies show that after just one year of college, 85% of young people turn away from Christianity. Don’t blame the kids; they’re just following their celebrity role models, believing their liberal professors, and listening to secular music all day.

We recently witnessed the vitriol of those who oppose Christian values when Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy simply took a stand for traditional marriage. Today, if we give our opinion publicly we’re often called hateful or intolerant. The media promotes homosexuality as normal and would have us wrongly believe we’re outnumbered, but according to the 2010 U.S. Census, same-sex couples make up less than one percent of the American population.

In 2012, President Obama and VP Joe Biden have endorsed same-sex marriage and the Democratic Party has not made that part of their platform which already includes abortion and massive federal spending without restraint. Christians need to impact politics again. Charles Finney said, “God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take” and who they support with their precious votes.

We need to be undaunted in out fight for truth because our time is short. Revelation 3:2 says, “Wake up and strengthen the things that remain and are about to die!” Joshua 24:15 says to “Choose today whom you will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

In Blotting out God in America, you’ll learn how important it is for Christians to have a worldview based on biblical truth; we’ll re-visit some American history and document how God is being removed from the public square. We’ll look at the NEA and see how secular-progressives and Humanism have influenced public education.

We’ll expose Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, and the dark history of the abortion movement including eugenics and population control. From a Christian perspective, we’ll investigate President Obama’s beliefs, background, and policies and we’ll prove how this administration has been the most biblically-hostile presidency in the history of America.

We’ll scrutinize today’s anti-Christian media and uncover Communist, Marxist, and socialist movements right here in the United States. Fifty or a hundred years ago, some folks said, “It could never happen in America.” But tragically today, people are now saying, “How can this be happening in America?!”

Every religion is ‘tolerated’ except biblical Christianity. Churches have backed out of public life and too many Christian leaders are diluting the Gospel and watering down the Word of God. We’re now facing a moral and spiritual state of emergency.

Eradicate is for you; for concerned citizens and the average American. It’s also for those who may be feeling overwhelmed by the direction America is going and yet hopeful that something can still be done to save this great Republic under God.

The culture war parallels the spiritual battle for the soul of America and we need to remember our struggle is not against flesh and blood. Francis Schaeffer wrote, “This is not a friendly, gentleman’s discussion. It is a life and death conflict between the spiritual hosts of wickedness and those who claim the name of Christ.”

Let’s encourage others to trust God, fight the good fight of faith, and help save a dying country. Keith Green once said, “This generation of Christians is responsible for this generation of souls on the earth.” Life isn’t just about our comfort, fun, or our happiness. It’s about living for the One who is returning to take us home after our work is done.

Romans 13:11 says, “Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to wake up from your sleep; right now, salvation is closer than when we first believed.” Eradicate is a critical message for America. Let’s make a difference again and be part of the solution. Let’s live counter-culture for Christ.