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How far will Katy Perry go and do people even care? There is no denying Americans have become super-desensitized to godlessness. What we accept as ‘normal’ entertainment today was considered immoral a hundred years ago – or even fifty. Many have learned the hard way if we don’t teach our children to believe in and live for Jesus Christ, the world will definitely teach them not to. So, what messages are typically promoted during a Super Bowl?

By selecting Perry, the NFL again revealed their lack of concern for young children who will be watching. Money, ratings, and pleasing their advertisers are priorities. (We could also discuss commercials but that’s for another time.) The NFL’s endorsement of evil and their ignorance of spiritual things is problematic. Perry recently suggested the NFL knows she likes to walk the line of what is acceptable and what is offensive. So much for being family-friendly.

There is a possibility her performance will be tame compared to Beyonce’s 2013 satanic halftime sex show, but Perry did say she has a few tricks up her sleeve for February 1st. Over 100 million viewers will most likely watch the Super Bowl halftime show.

Like Miley Cyrus, Perry grew up in a Christian home and made references to God early in her career, but now admits she has left the faith. No longer believing in Heaven or Hell, in an interview with ET about the 2015 Super Bowl gig, Perry stated,

“I think when the universe gives you these things, it’s just asking you if you’re ready for the next level. And I’m getting ready.”

This is a good reminder to pray for those who look to “the universe” or to other gods for answers. They simply lack understanding of the living God of the Bible. In another interview where she joked about being celibate for a year, some wondered if she was serious. Her later response was, “I’d rather die” than not have sex for a year.

Parents, please remember this: whether a celebrity acknowledges it or not, they are role models for youth in our culture. Bad or good, millions of children will try to be just like them by mimicking their behavior and lifestyle.

Flashback to the 2014 Grammy Awards: It appeared to be a desperate attempt by Awards organizers to get ratings and make headlines, smack in the middle of prime time hours. Katy Perry’s Grammy performance of her song “Dark Horse” appeared to be a black magic witchcraft ritual. It began with a sinister voice: “She casts spells from crystal balls. Invoking spirits. She put me in a trance.” Perry then sang while four horned, demon-like figures appeared.

Wearing black witches clothing emblazoned with a glowing red Knights Templar cross on her chest, she emerged from the crystal ball while demons danced frantically around her. The Knights Templar were a medieval occult society some consider to be the originator of Freemasonry, the Bavarian Illuminati and the keepers of “sex-magick” secrets as practiced by Aleister Crowley’s O.T.O. (Ordo Templi Orientis)

Perry and fellow witches used their brooms to perform a pole dance of sorts. The act featured a beast with Moloch horns as well as dark-robed dancers. The song ended with a circle of fire around her, apparently symbolizing her being burned at the stake. E! Online even tweeted, “Um, did we just witness actual witchcraft during Katy Perry’s ‪#Grammys performance?” ‬‬‬‬

Sadly, Perry’s music and videos are being used to seduce young fans. She now seeks spirituality in the writings of people such as neo-gnostic medium, Echart Tolle, who channels demonic forces and teaches we can realize our own inner divinity through occult knowledge.

Years ago, Perry admitted, “I sold my soul to the devil” after her original goal to make it in Christian music did not work out. Her first big hit was “I Kissed a Girl.” Though Perry’s father, an evangelical minister, loves his daughter, he has pleaded for people to pray for Katy. A few years back, Keith Hudson stated:

“I was at a concert of Katy’s where there were 20,000. I’m watching this generation, and they were going at it. It was almost like church… I stood there and wept and kept on weeping and weeping. They’re loving and worshiping the wrong thing.”

Katy Perry is not alone by any stretch. Though we don’t know how deeply she is invested into the occult, the music industry features many performers engaging in Satanism and witchcraft. Some utilize demonic powers to ensnare their followers. I’m sure Superbowl organizers don’t care.

Whether we’re discussing entertainment or everyday life, we shouldn’t expect unbelievers to act like Christians nor should we judge them – they need salvation through Jesus. We can however, overcome our silence by warning, informing, and encouraging others to be more discerning and to avoid the garbage this world often produces and promotes.

Too many families have conformed to the world and according to the Bible, friendship with the world is hostility toward God and,

“Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” (James 4:4)

Harmless entertainment? You make the call. A chasm exists between being edified and slimed. We cannot protect our hearts and minds while filling them with trash. Some call it entertainment; I call it soul pollution, and there are much better things we can do with our time. Christian friends, if we don’t raise awareness and stand against immorality, who will?


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For more on the subject of Soul Pollution…

Ducking the Issue of Sin: Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty, A&E, and the LGBT movement

The Beginning of the End for Miley Cyrus? Don’t judge, pray! But warn others about how easy it is to self destruct…

Seeing Chicago on the Way to Heaven – Chicago, the band; fame, worldly success and why we must share the gospel

For more on the 2014 Grammy Awards from Good Fight Ministries: “Katy Perry, The Grammy’s, Gay Weddings and Witchcraft”


Leaving-NormalGay rights activists, government schools, Hollywood & media elites deny they have an agenda, but their actions tell a much different story…

The following is a book excerpt from ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA


Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Every one of us has the ability to fall into a life of sin. If it were not for God’s grace, we’d be lost and without hope. But while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8), and the Father’s love for us is so great that we are called His children (1 John 3:1). However, if any one of us is unrepentant and continues in a sinful lifestyle, whatever that sin may be, we will not inherit the kingdom of God and cannot be his child. Sadly, because of those who have promoted homosexuality as normal in our society, many have been confused or deceived. We need to pray they won’t be lost forever!

It is undeniable that homosexuality has gained acceptance, approval, and momentum in America. Thanks to the marketers of sin, morality has been redefined in our culture. In the span of just over five decades, America has displayed a radical reversal in standards and attitudes toward sin in general, but specifically toward homosexuality…


Radio host, Peter Heck, stated emphatically that both Bible-believing Christians and progress-seeking homosexuals cannot live in the same culture where there is such a sharp public disagreement about sin. Heck quoted a national leader in the gay and lesbian movement that stressed the goal of “pushing the parameters of sex” while “transforming the very fabric of society.” Heck clarified:

They know the success of their cause depends upon the total abolishment of the Judeo-Christian ethic and the Moral Authority it teaches. That is why any belief that the homosexual lobby is merely a passive group of individuals wanting to peacefully coexist with others who have different beliefs and values is naively absurd.

The apostle Paul writes that they “exchanged the truth of God for a lie” and worshiped themselves (Romans 1:25).
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error (Romans 1:26-27).

God allows people to rebel and choose sin over him. It is repeated in these verses that a relationship between a man and a woman is natural and necessary. Indecent sexual behavior leads to severe consequences. In the Old Testament, homosexuality is called an abomination. In America today it is called “normal.”

I honestly cannot imagine the emptiness of a homosexual lifestyle where sexual activity is the primary thing that provides fulfillment. I have read the average male homosexual live-in relationship only lasts between two and three years. In a study published in Journal of Research, Paul Van de Ven studied the sexual profiles of 2,583 older homosexuals. The study found only 2.7% “claimed to have sex with one partner only.”

…the life expectancy for homosexuals is about twenty years shorter than that of the general public. The study, entitled “Gay obituaries closely track officially reported deaths from AIDS,” has been published in Psychological Reports. Study after indisputable study has indicated that the average male homosexual has hundreds of sex partners in his lifetime. This further proves that behavior is the underlying issue. One classic study of homosexuality and lesbianism was done by A.P. Bell and M.S. Weinberg. They found that 43% of white male homosexuals had sex with 500 or more partners, with 28% having 1,000 or more sex partners.

The promotion of promiscuity is practically everywhere in our secular-progressive culture so who and what contributed to altering traditional beliefs in America? A pioneer of perversion, the man who regarded humans as animals is well respected today in colleges and universities. If you hear his name in the future, you’ll now understand that tragically, there may be no bigger and more damaging influence on sexuality in America than Alfred Kinsey.


How about Hollywood? Do you think it is a coincidence or intentional that you can hardly find a scripted show on prime time television that does not feature a friendly, likeable, well-adjusted homosexual character? Hollywood is one of God’s biggest offenders.

Because this has not been important to Christians in the past, we (believers, conservatives, families, parents, traditional Americans) have lost some ground when it comes to what kind of programming invades our living rooms via the TV. We must take our business elsewhere if companies sponsor shows and movies supporting anti-biblical and homosexual propaganda, but we don’t.

Hollywood continues to nominate and award Oscars to gay-friendly movies almost every year, even if some films are practically unknown to the public. If you haven’t figured it out yet, the Academy Awards are not geared toward conservative or traditional Americans.

How about the church? One of the saddest things to see in America today is the infiltration of gay ministers and pastors in churches, along with the growing openness to homosexuality in Christian churches. I did not say ‘openness to homosexuals’; we should be loving and compassionate toward any and every sinner. I said “openness to homosexuality” meaning it has become rationalized not only in culture, but also in some churches. It is the rise of apostasy: gay churches and leadership that preach accommodation and community instead of the conviction of sin. These deceived people are glossing over homosexuality and are not helping those in bondage… [I am not even sure if they know the Bible.]

Pastor Joe Schimmel of Good Fight Ministries shared some thought-provoking truths:

“We need to distance ourselves from two extremes regarding homosexuality. One extreme is the ‘God hates fags’ crowd, who treat homosexual behavior as the unforgivable sin. The other extreme to taking a cavalier attitude toward homosexuality, and fail to recognize that the Scriptures teach that sexual sin is destructive in a way that other sins are not (1 Cor. 6:18).”

I don’t understand why so many Christian leaders have remained silent or neutral, allowing evil to be pushed on young children.
Linda Harvey gave a plea to pastors and Christian leaders in which she shared concerns that homosexuality could destroy American culture and infect the Church. She, like many of us, believes the Church will have a lot of explaining to do on Judgment Day. In her article, “What’s at Stake for Christians in the War over Homosexuality,” [Mission America’s] Linda Harvey pleaded:

Why did you spend little or no time in the pulpit dealing with this and all the related sexuality issues – promiscuity, pornography, adultery, fornication – sins that are tearing apart the families and personal lives of even Bible-confessing Christians? Why did you constantly decry ‘political involvement’ when this is a deeply moral issue, one for which there are ready arguments to be made in the public square had more Christian leaders been willing to make them?

God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11) so He is patiently waiting for Christians to speak up about sexual immorality instead of ignoring it – or worse – accepting it. When pastors refuse to address sin, it is up to you and me.

God’s Word is our standard and the foundation upon which America shaped its original laws and values. Don’t allow the revisers of history to tell you otherwise, and don’t fall for their talking points. Someone’s natural identity (who a person is) is not the same as their chosen sexual behavior (what a person does). The Bible teaches that we are born in God’s image, and this includes the person struggling with homosexual behavior.

It is important to remember none of us is without sin, and Christians are called to love the homosexual. The Bible does not teach that gay people are inferior any more than it teaches abortionists, alcoholics, child molesters, idol worshipers, wife abusers or pornographers are inferior people. Sin is any behavior contrary to God’s law, and it is the very reason Jesus Christ suffered and died…

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an example for those who would believe in Him for eternal life (1 Timothy 1:15-16).

If you and I do not tell them the truth, who will?

*The above book excerpt is a very small portion, taken from 25 pages in this ERADICATE chapter, pp 171-196.

Related articles and blogs:

Intolerance in Matthew Shepherd’s Name: How Lies Become Laws


Get ‘Em While They’re Young: Promoting Homosexuality in Public Schools

gay straight alliance in high schools

Wake Up America – It Starts at the Top: President Obama Pushes Gay Agenda


Gay Marriage is not God’s Marriage

House Midterm elections map

Now what? A tidal wave of victories by Republicans in the 2014 Midterm elections only matter if those in power will stop the radical transformation of the United States of America. Voters are overwhelmingly unhappy with the direction of the country.

The Obama agenda must be thwarted; reckless spending must be stopped, the Constitution must be upheld, Planned Parenthood must be de-funded, families must be strengthened, marriage must be protected, ObamaCare must be repealed and replaced, Common Core must be eliminated, the borders must be secured and laws enforced.

There is much work to do and to whom much is given, much will be required. A great responsibility comes with this historic victory. Republicans have been given marching orders from fed-up citizens demanding to be heard. Stop compromising and return to conservative principles! The country must be given back to the people who sent a clear message to both political parties: liberalism, Marxism, and socialism won’t cut it in America!

The national debt is now over $17.9 trillion. Government must be reduced, cuts must be made, and taxes must be lowered to help struggling small businesses and middle-income Americans. The Obama administration must be held accountable and recent history proves the media sure won’t do it. Administration appointees, government agencies such as the IRS, and Leftist judges must be kept in check. Why have laws if lawlessness goes unpunished?

The job outlook is not good and more people are relying on welfare than ever before in our history. There are more broken families, people are hurting, the spiritual state of the country is stagnant, and the church has become less effective in culture as morality declines.

To be sure, there were some outstanding developments from the 2014 Midterms. The Republicans increased the number of seats in the House of Representatives by a net of 12, expanding their majority beyond 246, a record set in the 1946 election. They easily took control of the Senate while holding onto or winning a record number of Governor’s races in blue states like Massachusetts, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Maryland.

• Eighteen-year-old Saira Blair will become the youngest state lawmaker in West Virginia history. The pro-life, pro-gun Republican won a seat in the state House of Delegates to become the youngest state lawmaker in the U.S.
• Mia Love celebrated her surprise victory in Utah as the first black Republican woman to be elected to the House of Representatives.
• South Carolina officially elected Senator Tim Scott, making him the first black candidate to win a statewide race since just after the Civil War.
• Also elected to the Senate was Joni Ernst, the first woman elected who served in combat (Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait) and is a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard.
• In Texas, Will Hurd, a black Republican and former undercover CIA officer was elected to the House.
• Former White House aide to George W. Bush, Elise Stefanik (30) is now the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, winning voters in a blue New York district.

The Democrat’s fake war on women and attempts at playing the race card failed miserably. Enjoy this moment because it is time for action.

We still need to encourage more Christians and religious citizens to vote or the 2016 Presidential election could be a big disappointment. The church could learn a lesson here. It appears conservatives worked to get their candidates elected across the country and the Republican ground game was much better organized which resulted in an annihilation of President Obama’s policies, many of which directly oppose the Bible’s teachings.

Why is this so important? Politics affect every one of us! All these gains could amount to little if we the people don’t fight the foundational moral and spiritual battle upon which all else is based, and demand our representatives do the same.

Some might argue “but you can’t legislate morality.” If that were the case, why do we even have laws then? The truth is someone’s morality gets legislated and is enforced every day in America. No government, no law, and no man is neutral. Individually and as a society we are either moving toward God or away from Him. We can sum up the battle in three words: God or man.

Every law and regulation that is proposed and passed enforces one worldview or the other. It is impossible not to legislate morality. The Law is a moral teacher. The question is, which vision of law and morality will be enacted?

America once enjoyed a limited government by the people for the people; a constitutional republic our parents and grandparents took for granted. You and I have done the same and we are less free today; government is more godless, culture is darker, sin is rampant, and Christians are less vocal outside of church. As the church goes, so goes America.

John Quincy Adams once said, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”

When you vote for today’s Democrat party, you are supporting abortion, homosexuality, government expansion, Christ-less public education, and socialism for starters. Neither party is perfect, but a stark, glaring contrast exists in terms of biblical values.

We desperately need change, but political change alone without a return to Christian principles might only last until the next election. This victory will not bring restoration and a much-needed revival to our land unless Christians repent and return to Jesus Christ, our only hope. Some good might be done short term, but God will not bless a nation whose leaders have turned their backs on Him. Our founders believed this and deep down, you and I know it as well.

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” Abraham Lincoln



In light of recent world events including the rise of ISIS, and the ongoing slaughter of Christians, many people are still confused about the differences between the teachings of Islam compared to Christianity. The first obvious contrast is Jesus taught love and forgiveness; the prophet Muhammad was a violent warrior who promoted conquest, and killed Jews and Christians.

Here in America, there are over 3.5 million Muslims, but the problem is with a minority of the overall Muslim population that has blended into our society with the goal of implementing acts of takeover or terror. Estimates suggest there are about 250,000 radicals who are patiently working and waiting for the call to jihad. Another problem is very few “moderate” Muslims publicly renounce acts of terror taking place around the world. One cannot help but wonder exactly where they stand.

It is no secret the Obama administration has openly supported Islam since the president’s 2009 speech in Cairo. Ever since the “Arab Spring” in early 2011, Sharia Law was implemented in Islamic countries and the persecution of Christians has reached record levels. Few media outlets reported one year after President Obama released Abu Bakr al Baghdadi from an Iraqi jail, Baghdadi formed ISIS and they have been on a bloody rampage of terror, death, and evil ever since. Where should Americans stand?

The following is a book excerpt from ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA. (See chapter 13, “Counterfeit Christianity”)

Both Christianity and Islam promote a standard of morality and doing good works, but the god of Islam is not the same as the living God of the Holy Bible. The Muslim holy book is called the Quran, which is an Arabic word that literally means “the recitation.” The Quran considers Jesus a prophet, but not the Son of God or Savior. Muslims do not believe Jesus died on the cross, but that he was assumed to heaven by Allah.

“Jesus is like Adam in the sight of Allah. Allah created him of dust and then said to him: ‘Be,’ and he was” (Quran 3:55, 58). In other words, [to Muslims] Jesus was a created being like us with no divine attributes. The Bible however, teaches:

In the beginning … The Word was with God … He [Jesus] was with God in the beginning; all things were created by Him and for Him (John 1:1; Colossians 1:16).

In the Muslim teachings of the end times, Jesus appears before Allah and is asked if He ever claimed to be Allah’s son; Jesus says no. Jesus then gets angry and helps the Muslim Messiah kill every remaining Jew and Christian. The Trinity is also not supported by Allah.

The Bible was written by at least forty different authors over a period of at least 1,500 years, and its unity and continuity are still apparent and cohesive. The Prophet Muhammad is said to have received divine revelation (recitations) from Allah over a period of twenty-three years. Since Muhammad could not read or write, he “recited” the contents of his revelation to fellow companions. They in turn memorized and recited it to the next generation. The companions eventually wrote down what was recited to them on animal skins and bones, large stones, and on big palm leaves.

There are contradictions in the Quran; at times Allah commands Muslims to love Jews and Christians and at other times calls for their death, if they do not convert to Islam. Because there are verses that teach peace, you may hear Islam referred to as a religion of peace. However, other instructions in the Quran order Muslims to kill all unbelievers, especially the more recent verses relating to Jews and Christians. What does a follower of Islam do when two instructions seem to contradict each other? This word is a pivotal key to unlocking the answer: abrogation.

Abrogation is a recurring theme whenever apparent conflicting verses of the Quran are discussed. It means to cancel, repeal, or officially revoke something. In this situation, the later or more recent verses calling for Holy War override earlier verses counseling tolerance or peace.

Committed followers of Islam will settle for nothing short of universal conversion and eventual death to all infidels.
“I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every finger¬tip” (Quran 8:12). And, “Strike off the heads of the unbelievers, and after making a wide slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives” (Quran 47:4).

One may argue our God commands violence just like Allah does. We must distinguish between commands given to nations and instructions to individuals. In addition, killing while under command and submission to an army is very different than murdering someone as a private citizen. Though there were wars and plenty of violence in the Old Testament, God warned enemies of Israel about his holiness, his covenant, and he used people as his instrument of judgment in the world at the time. Jehovah God even put to death some of his own people who violated their covenant with him, but he never commands us to take our own revenge.

You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD (Leviticus 19:18).

Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you… If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them (Luke 6:28, 32).

“And fight them until there is no fitnah [tumult, disorder, trial, test, unbelief] and until the religion, all of it, is for Allah. And if they cease – then indeed, Allah is Seeing of what they do” (Quran 8:39).

Islam is completely incompatible with a society such as America that values religious freedom. Islam will accept no other religions, no competing economic or political views and no legal system except Sharia Law which would outlaw Christianity. Islam teaches that good Muslims should lie to their enemies to win their confidence. Allah himself lies, and the teachings of the prophet Muhammad accuse Jesus of lying.

This may explain how Muslims have broken every peace treaty they have ever signed with Israel and other nations.

God is not a man that he should lie (Numbers 23:19).

Since many liberals, media, and progressives are hostile toward Christianity, they have blind support for Islam. They are either deceived, or they are part of the agenda to blot out the Judeo-Christian God from America. Islamic Law calls for potential death sentences for adulterers and homosexuals. Where are the gay protests of Muslims? Christianity teaches us to forgive, to love all men, and preach the gospel. We are to confront sin, but not hate the sinner. Islam also allows the treatment of women as property while Christianity teaches respect.Where are the feminist protests of Muslim women being oppressed or stoned?

Because Islam denies the deity of Jesus Christ, according to 1 John 4:1-3, it is a religion of antichrist. So, if the founder of Islam, Muham¬mad, was actually a false prophet who did not hear from the one true living God, then those who follow him are deceived. Furthermore, in the Quran it states they [Jews and Christians] are deluded and “may Allah destroy them” in Surah 9:30. This proves that to compare Islam to Christianity is like comparing oil and water.

Jesus did not come to earth to bring world peace (Matt. 10:34), and yet there are religious leaders in America preaching common ground with Islam hoping to unify all religions. Nowhere in the Bible does God encourage joining with other religions. On the contrary, He warns against it. It’s not that we shouldn’t evangelize people of other faiths, but typically the faith that bends and compromises is Christianity, leaving a diluted gospel. This doesn’t stop some from attempting to mix Christianity and Islam.


“Chrislam” is the idea that Muslims and Christians worship the same God and that there are similarities to unite around. We’ve already established this is impossible and that Allah is not the same as Jehovah God, YHWH. Though both Christianity and Islam have Abrahamic roots, and both religions promote morality, the similarities pretty much stop there. Teachings that line up with Chrislam gain popularity because tolerance has trumped truth in our modern culture. This is a small movement, but don’t be surprised if it gains popularity.

We are to separate ourselves from unbelievers and those who worship other gods:

Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partner¬ship have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? …or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? (2 Corinthians 6:14-15).

Islam allows for lying and deception in order to advance their quest for world domination, so how can we work side by side with those who subscribe to what is called “Kitman,” the practice of deceiving infidels with half-truths? In countries not yet dominated by Islam, it only coexists with other religions because they have not been fully converted to Islam yet. We, however, believe salvation is by faith in Christ alone. Islam rejects this teaching.

I don’t care what evangelical leader backs this common ground movement. Conservative Christians must be loyal and obedient to the truth and the gospel of Jesus Christ and not be concerned with the approval of man. This does not mean we can’t love them and have a heart for the lost. It means we must be cautious about a religion that teaches Jesus was an apostle of Allah and not the only Son of God. John MacArthur explains:

“Islam today is the most powerful system on earth for the destruction of biblical truth and Christianity – thousands of Christians are dying under Islamic persecution, especially in the Middle East, Africa, Indonesia, and other parts of Asia. Clearly, Islam and Christianity are mutually exclusive. Both claim to be the only true way to God, but both cannot be right. There is no atonement in Islam, no forgiveness, no savior, and no assurance of eternal life.”


In October 2007, leaders of Islam came up with an open letter to leaders of the Christian faith in America called A Common Word Between Us and You calling for peace between Muslims and Christians and an understanding among both religions. They sought to emphasize two of the Ten Commandments; the love of god and the love of our neighbor. What’s wrong with that? Islamic leaders stated, “The future of the world depends on peace between Muslims and Christians.”

Not only is the world’s future in God’s hands, but the Bible teaches a very different future than other religions believe. Jesus warned about false prophets, wars, and nation rising against nation in the end times. It should also be noted that Islam means absolute “submission.” The Islamic model of the relationship between Allah and his followers is that of a master and servant. Christianity teaches that we are children of God and are privileged to call him our Father.

What did our best and brightest leaders do? Scholars from Yale Divinity School decided to respond to the letter from Islamic leaders by publishing a full page advertisement in the New York Times titled, “Loving God and Neighbor Together: A Christian Response to A Common Word Between Us and You.” They promised to “work diligently together to reshape relations between our communities and our nations.”

The response includes Christian repentance over the mistreatment of Muslims and, yet, does not include any mention of differences between Allah and Yahweh! This leaves us with one of two conclusions: either these liberal evangelicals and scholars are confused and deceived about the teachings of Islam or they are complicit in the goal of a one-world government and the minimizing of Christianity. Muslims are taught that if they are a minority in any country or region, they may smile at the infidel, but never love him in their heart. Could the letter from Islamic leaders be just another way to try to win the trust of America?

The document’s signatories include many well-known church leaders as Leigh Anderson (President of the National Association of Evangelicals), Bill Hybels (Founder and Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church), Tony Jones (Emergent Village), Brian McLaren (Author, Speaker and Activist), Robert Schuller (The Crystal Cathedral), Rick Warren (Saddleback Church), and Jim Wallis (Sojourners, Red Letter Christians).

Having open dialogue about peace and love is fine, but Muslims seem to be fighting with just about every nation they have not conquered or dominated. They are killing one another in the Middle East, and they attack and kill non-Muslims across the globe. Since Ishmael, Abraham’s first son, was born outside of God’s perfect will to Abraham’s servant Hagar, the Lord said the birthright and inheritance would go to Isaac, the son of Abraham’s wife, Sarah. Muslims believe Abraham’s first son Ishmael deserved the inheritance which explains the constant fighting and strife in Islamic nations fulfilling God’s prophecy over Ishmael:

He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him. And he will live in hostility toward all his brothers (Genesis 16:12).

In the previous chapter in Genesis, God spoke to Abraham regarding his sons Ishmael and Isaac:

Then behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “This man will not be your heir; but one who will come forth from your own body, he shall be your heir (Genesis 15:4).

To focus on a few common teachings without looking seriously at major doctrines that are diametrically opposed to one another is misguided.

Our real enemy is Satan, our struggle is a spiritual one, and we need to pray for enemies of God to be saved. If this were impossible, Jesus would not have instructed us to “pray for those who persecute you. (Matthew 5:44).” Lord, help us to be more discerning and never be ashamed of the true gospel of Jesus Christ – “the way, the truth, and the life.”


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One sign reads, “Illegal is a crime.” Another reads, “We are the future of America.” Many believe the Obama administration knows exactly what it is doing.

When the president signed an executive order two years ago enacting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and rolled out the red carpet for illegal aliens, did they not expect any of the problems we’re seeing today? Did our government not know that Central and South America were advertising that immigrants get a free pass in America? From the time Obama decided to implement that policy, there has been a substantial increase in the number of people that have crossed the border, including over 52,000 children in the last fiscal year according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.

Didn’t the White House expect an increase of crime and disease, as well as the cost to taxpayers? It was reported last month the Senate approved a bill for $1 billion “to pay for social workers caring for the surge of children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the humanitarian crisis is growing so quickly it’s outpacing the government’s ability to handle it.” America is a compassionate, generous country, but we have laws, a Constitution, freedom and protections for citizens, which are primary reasons people come here.

The difference today however, is rather than families sneaking over the border; immigrants are now being bussed in by the hundreds. There has always been violence in other countries so to say they are suddenly fleeing that violence is insulting to our intelligence.

The Obama administration is happy to step in with their solution to another self-inflicted problem or to an orchestrated crisis they don’t want to see go to waste. Two weeks agoNancy Pelosi said, “We are all Americans – north and south in this hemisphere,” urging us to see this as an opportunity, proving the end goal is amnesty and open borders. For those on the extreme Left, these are exciting times.

This didn’t happen overnight, but something must now be done – which was exactly the plan. Another problem is many illegals do not show up for their scheduled hearings. Instead, they simply blend in to our population and receive free health care, education, find some work for cash or get welfare.

We can explain the present crisis partly by reviewing some recent history. Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward were a married couple who were both professors at the Columbia University School of Social Work and not surprisingly, the two were members of Democratic Socialists of America. The couple implemented an agenda to destroy capitalism (now known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy) by birthing several radical organizations one after the other, including ACORN, with the help of Wade Rathke.

In the 1960s, Fox Piven gave traction to a strategy aiming to take down America’s economy by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands. A political strategy outlined in 1966, Fox Piven and Cloward called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income.” The couple’s most significant achievement was the “Motor Voter” act which was signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993. Former White House staff economist, James Simpson writes:

“As we now know, ACORN was one of the chief drivers of high-risk mortgage lending that eventually led to the financial crisis. But the Motor Voter law was another component of the strategy. It created vast vulnerabilities in our electoral system, which ACORN then exploited.

“ACORN’s voter registration scandals throughout the U.S. are predictable fallout. The Motor Voter law has also been used to open another vulnerability in the system: the registration of vast numbers of illegal aliens, who then reliably vote Democrat. Herein lies the real reason Democrats are so anxious for open borders….”

Jump ahead to March 2012; Frances Fox Piven gave a lecture to students at the University of Connecticut touting Occupy Wall Street. Fox Piven believed the Occupy movement was in its second phase at the time, where the mob “threatens to shut down institutions.” OWS had moved into city neighborhoods and schools, and she predicted “action against the banks and corporations.” She was thrilled with a poll at the time showing about “half of the youngest age group polled, probably ages 15 to 25, saw no problems with socialism.”

Just three months later, June 2012, President Obama announced the United States would stop deporting hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants and gave them work permits instead. The administration side-stepped the country’s legislative process and Obama’s executive order (DACA) applied to those who came here before age sixteen and were under thirty. It became a massive money-making racquet for the drug cartels and the Mexican government as they have been charging thousands of dollars a head, and it is unthinkable the White House did not see this coming.

Now, after six years of leaving the borders open, the president is requesting $3.8 billion in emergency aid to deal with the problem he created! Presidential requests for supplemental appropriations usually come on the heels of natural disasters or other catastrophic events, not man-caused crises. Breitbart’s Daniel Horowitz writes:

“The answer to a raging fire is to first stop pouring on the gasoline. We need a change in policy, not more taxpayer funding to support the government-sponsored arson.”

The border could be closed if both political parties representing us had the will to follow through. Sadly, we might be hearing more of what many citizens of Murrieta, CA said when illegal immigrants were bussed to their town with no advance notice:

“The Obama administration is flooding our streets to force immigration reform.”

And that was the plan from the beginning.


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A recent Gallup poll reveals 74% of Americans think morals and ethics in society are getting worse. Not that we need another poll to announce what most of us already know, but it does make me wonder what the other 26% believe. A society’s moral decay and decline doesn’t just suddenly happen; it takes decades.

I’ll let you decide if America can be saved, but it is apparent many folks are either too busy or just don’t care. Apathy is killing us. If we were truly aware and concerned about the direction of the country, we’d be engaging in the battle. Instead, we’ve retreated. America’s founders knew it was vital for Christians to be the light leading the way and the salt preserving our society. As the church goes, so goes the nation.

This new poll is another cultural indicator proving we’ve become more tolerant of things we should not tolerate, such as sin. It is yet another reminder of how far we’ve declined and how we’ve chosen to look the other way. Moreover, progressives in America have taken things a step further. They’re not content with our growing acceptance of immorality; they’d like us to look at sin as normal and even good.

It’s no mistake as I was preparing to write this morning, I came across the same Scripture verse twice in five minutes. It is exactly what we see in America. Written as a warning sometime around 700 B.C., Isaiah 5:20 states:

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

We have gone from the acceptance of evil to approval, and now to accommodation. Americans tolerate more immorality today than anytime in our history.

It shouldn’t surprise us unbelievers in a secular culture would have an appetite for sin, whether by approval or participation, but we’re seeing professing believers jump on the bandwagon as well. When Christians are not strong enough to resist the lies and lures of this age, we’re in trouble.

The poll shows different levels of tolerance and acceptance of premarital sex, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, homosexuality, polygamy, divorce, and having a child out of wedlock. Naturally, people are pretty much divided along spiritual lines (Christians and non-Christians), but this poll asked people their political affiliation. The survey found:

• 78% of Democrats approve of divorce while 60% of Republicans approve
• 77% of Dems approve of premarital sex as do 54% of Republicans
• 72% of Democrats approve of having a baby outside of wedlock; Repubs, 40%
• 71% of Democrats approve of homosexuality; 39% of Republicans approve
• 63% of Democrats approve of doctor-assisted suicide while 40% of Republicans do

And though acceptance of abortion is generally much higher for Democrats, in this poll;
• 59% approve of abortion while 28% of Republicans approve

One comparison I found interesting is more Democrats (51%) oppose buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur than opposing the murder of a baby in a mother’s womb (41%).

Why mention the political aspect? We need to understand though our system is imperfect, there is a clear contrast between the two main parties in America and our vote is our voice. Placing either political party over God and the Bible is idolatry and we need to return to voting biblically and responsibly for godliness over godlessness, and for character over compromise. Politics and laws also affect free speech and our ability to publicly preach the gospel.

Since we no longer resemble a Christian nation, what influenced people to practically support every sin in the Book? Is it simply because they want to avoid being called names? Perhaps in some cases, yes; but I believe there’s more. Let’s look at homosexuality for example.

A Pew Forum survey on media coverage a few years ago exposed in their reporting the media supported same-sex marriage 5 to 1, hoping perhaps the public would soon think it inevitable. This is not accidental bias, but purposeful. Surveys reveal the majority of journalists favor changing marriage laws in America compared to only 28% of the general public. More citizens today do support gays, lesbians, and even same-sex unions, but not reversing laws and marriage amendments.

For over two decades Hollywood and the media have executed a very effective PR campaign resulting in Americans completely overestimating how many homosexuals there are in the country. In 2011, Gallup asked people to guess the percent of gays and lesbians in the U.S. population. Ready? Young adults and women think the gay population is 30%, and a quarter of all Americans guessed upwards of 25% of the population are gay. The truth is gays and lesbians make up approximately three percent (that’s 3%) of the population.

Finally, most disappointing is the fact only 6% of Americans said the moral decline in America is the country’s most important problem. This reveals we’re in denial, apathetic, or living for the moment and for selfish ambitions rather than eternal things. You and I must return to Jesus Christ and live our faith accordingly before we can ever hope to impact our culture. It’s ironic; people spending time storing up treasures on an earth that is deteriorating.

God is patient with us, but His judgment is approaching whether we believe it or not, and His patience won’t last much longer.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:10-13)

David Fiorazo is the author of  ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA




My wife and I were blessed with free tickets to see the band, Chicago, recently. We don’t get to many concerts so it was a special treat for us. Chicago has been around for nearly 50 years and in the last three decades, they’ve outlasted many other bands from the past as they continue touring and putting out new music from time to time. I was surprised by how many songs I knew in their two-hour concert.

Prior to the concert, I hadn’t thought much about their career success, the legacy they are leaving from their music, and what it must feel like to travel around the world performing before millions of fans that love your music.

But I went to bed that night unable to get a few of their songs out of my head. I’ll elaborate on this in a moment. It made me realize how important it is to read, speak, and repeatedly listen to things of eternal value such as the Word of God more frequently than we do anything else. The Lord was doing something in my heart, but I couldn’t pinpoint what would soon become obvious.

How many of the men in the band know Jesus Christ as their Lord? Also, when the world worships you, who do you worship? Do they have anyone higher than themselves to go to or do they not even feel the need to look to anything above themselves? People handle fame, wealth, and power differently. (Insert the band, artist, Hollywood actor, celebrity, professional sports team or athlete of your choice, etc. here.)

The next morning, I came across some Bible verses that were timely reminders for me including “keep yourselves from idols” as well as the instruction to set our hearts and minds “on things above, not on things on the earth.” (1 John 5:21, Colossians 3:2) These were batched in with a few other Scriptures I read such as:

“God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

I played drums for several decades and used to wonder what it would be like to have a career as a musician. Traveling the country as a drummer for three years in the 80s, I learned how addicting the fawning attention can be; the show, the autographs, screaming fans. I admit I used to idolize many professional bands, but as I watched Chicago perform the other night, I was content to be a spectator. They put on a quality concert and didn’t need gimmicks, special effects, or any shock factors to impress people. Road life is tough and these guys have been doing it for decades. It took me years, but I’m thankful I no longer idolize or covet the fame, success, or the possessions of others. It’s about time.

The record sales, concert revenue from ticket sales and merchandise, and song royalties must be amazing for successful bands. Looking at these things can cause us to feel discouraged or less significant, which is a good reminder to maintain a healthy view of money, remembering “the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil.” (1 Timothy 6:10)

Finally, it took me another day to process why I was feeling so emotional about the whole experience, particularly the songs that were foremost in my mind. You see, my two older sisters bought lots of music growing up including the early Chicago albums, so I became quite familiar with their songs. Then it hit me: the music was nostalgic and brought me back to good times when life seemed happier, less stressful, and the country was a drastically different place than it is today. Times sure have changed.

Does anyone really know what time it is?

This may sound strange, but Chicago’s music reminds me of how brief this life can be, and how much I miss some family members that have died including a sister, my Dad, uncles, and grandparents. I also miss those summer days at our cottage in the 70s with my whole family while my sisters blasted their music loud enough for people across the lake to hear. I used to long for the ‘old days’ and wish we could magically go back to the good times we remember. This however, is not a biblical way to think because for Christians, the only direction in which we should be looking is up as we learn from the past and press on to what God now has for us.

Do not say, “Why is it that the former days were better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this. Ecclesiastes 7:10

Our focus must now be on the task at hand: understanding our time is short and sharing the love of Christ with as many people as possible, including those we don’t know. God broke my heart for people I had never met – and this is a good thing.

Being in the front row during the concert was interesting. It seemed more personal as we made eye contact with several band members throughout the night. A few of the older members looked a bit tired toward the end, and I have a new respect for their perseverance. So now, I think about the guys in Chicago and, not knowing who or what their faith is in, I’m praying for their salvation.

A friend reminded me about how the early saints simply had Jesus and family; no social media, entertainment or other distractions that we have today, and they were so much more content, successfully impacting their world for Christ. For those of us that believe, are we disciplined in the use of our time, growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ so that we may point others to Him and speak the truth whenever possible? Is there anything else that really matters?

True success is only achieved by accepting God’s free gift of life in His presence. We all live forever; the question is on which side of eternity. I’d like to imagine the band Chicago as part of a massive orchestra worshiping the Lord in Heaven one day. I hope they all make the trip.

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36


God save America

O God, restore us and cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. Psalm 80:3

Many people wonder what has happened to our country. Out of frustration, some ask questions on social media about the moral decline in America: How did we get here? When did the erosion of our biblical values begin? How did we reach this point where this people, a nation under God, failed so miserably to keep His commandments and be effective witnesses for Christ? John R.W. Stott once said:

We should not ask ‘what’s wrong with this world?’ For that diagnosis has already been given. Rather, we should ask, ‘What has happened to the salt and light?’ 

There are many ways to dissect the problems in our culture, and explanations are just as numerous. One observation is too many believers have backed out of culture, no longer being an influence while others have conformed to this world. So what’s the bottom line here?

The root of every moral failure, problem, and societal decline is sin. And in a culture in which sin is celebrated and promoted, God’s judgment is right around the corner.

A society that used to claim Christianity now allows the murder of 4,000 innocent babies a day – government approved and funded by our taxes. We have an irresponsible spending addiction and instead of cutting spending and paying down the national debt, government keeps spending what they do not have. Judges overrule the will of the people in many states that once voted to protect the definition of marriage, and homosexual activists continue to push their agenda in every part of our culture. The next step must necessarily be to silence the speech of Bible-believing Christians. God was kicked out, and His Word was banned from public schools that once promoted and valued its principles. Instead, they’ve ushered in sex education including the approval of sexual experimentation and government-funded distribution of condoms to young kids, promoted by Planned Parenthood.

We used to have it all, didn’t we? In such a blessed nation, it’s obviously very easy to take things for granted. It’s also easy to trust in our own strength, wealth, and accomplishments. We forget what it cost our founders and early American patriots to form this republic. Most importantly, we forget what it cost our Savior, Jesus Christ, to provide a way for us to be set free from sin and the chains of this temporary world.

We have also forgotten much of the history that has under-girded America and society’s tone has gone from spiritual to secular. We have gone from having a reverence for Almighty God to being complacent at best and hostile toward God at worst. Pride comes before a fall and this country is tumbling quickly.

Early in our history, practically every anthem, hymn, and song written within a 150-year period referenced Jesus Christ, God’s blessings, glory, gratitude, America’s beauty or religious freedom. For example, in 1861, after a visit to a Union Army camp, Julia Ward Howe wrote the poem that came to be called “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Published in February 1862 in The Atlantic Monthly, the poem has become perhaps the best-known Civil War song, and is a well-loved American patriotic anthem. Here are the first and last verses:

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword
His truth is marching on…

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me:
As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free
While God is marching on.

Around this time, President Abraham Lincoln, perhaps one of the most well versed presidents in the Holy Bible, resided in the White House. In November 1863, he gave his now famous Thanksgiving proclamation in which he mentioned America’s need for softened hearts and appreciation of God’s providence. Lincoln encouraged all people of the United States to be grateful for the “year filled with blessings of fruitful fields” and to acknowledge the Lord saying, “No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.”

Earlier that year, President Lincoln, with full agreement and support of the U.S. Senate, declared a lesser known national day of fasting and prayer to God. Only 87 years after celebrating America’s independence and freedom as a nation, Lincoln saw that the country was showing signs of comfort and complacency which went hand in hand with spiritual apathy. As some Christians believe the terrorist attacks on 9-11-2001 were part of God’s judgment on America, Lincoln believed the civil war in America was God’s judgment on the nation for its sinfulness. Here is a partial text from Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation:

And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God.

We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.[i]

Imagine what Lincoln or our founders would say if they could see America today. It’s time we get back to the basics.

Our nation reflects the Church and is suffering because we have grown lukewarm. Jesus is standing outside knocking on the door asking to be allowed back inside (Revelation 3:20). We must set an example for unbelievers by repenting of our individual sins and our apathy. We must then recommit our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ and proclaim His truth to a dying culture regardless of current trends and the popularity of moral relativism. Next, we need to decide if we will live our lives seeking the approval of God or of man. Who are we serving right now, today? The choice is ours.

If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”   Joshua 24:15-16





(*This is part four of four book excerpts from ERADICATE: BLOTTING OUT GOD IN AMERICA by David Fiorazo. Chapter 14 – The Last 50 Years in America. For decade by decade timelines from 1960, 1970-80, and 1990, see links on the bottom of this page.)

2000 – 2012

2000: The State of Vermont passes HB847, legalizing Civil Unions for same-sex couples.

2000: An AL Qaeda team in Aden, Yemen, use a motorboat filled with explosives to blow a hole in the side of the U.S.S. Cole, almost sinking the vessel and killing seventeen American sailors.


2000: George W. Bush is elected the forty-third President of the United States and takes office in January 2001.


9-11 headlines

2001: Forever known as 9-11, TERRORISTS (already living in America) ATTACK AMERICA when nineteen Islamic fundamental­ists, identified as Al Qaeda terrorists, attack the United States killing 2,977 Americans by hijacking four fully fueled jetliners. Their plan was to crash them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the U.S. Capitol building. The fourth plane never made it to Washington as brave passengers overpowered the hijackers causing the plane to crash in a field in Pennsylvania. The well-planned terrorist attacks were part of a worldwide jihad against so-called “infidel” nations.

With the unanimous approval of Congress, the United States gov­ernment responded to the attacks by launching the “War on Terror.” America invaded Afghanistan to depose the Taliban regime that had provided a safe haven for al Qaeda, in an effort to prevent future attacks against American interests. A faction of liberals went along with the American Left, accusing the foreign policies of the United States for causing the 9-11 attacks. They believe Islamists hate America for its many sins, while many on the Right believe Islamists hate us for our many freedoms and success as capitalism. Others believe it is due to America’s support for Israel, another “infidel” nation.

 However, according to David Horowitz’ September 11 report on his Discover the Networks website, these views leave out a crucial reality. Yale University military historian, Mary Habeck, explains:

  • “Radical Muslims today base their war against non-believers on the Islamic sacred writings – particularly the Sira, which tells the story of the Prophet Muhammad’s life in chronologi­cal sequence.
  • “Jihadis pattern their thoughts and actions after those of Muhammad, who was not only the founder of Islam but also a brutal and most successful warrior.
  • “Islam’s inherent desire for conquest, and not any particular provocation (real or imagined) by some outside power, is the key to understanding why jihadis, such as the 9/11 hijackers, do what they do.”18

The impact of 9-11-2001 goes beyond the American economy, air­port security, and anti-terror measures. There were some positive cul­tural indicators: immediate expressions of patriotism including more Americans flying the flag and an increase in patriotic songs. More people spent quality time with family, and there was a temporary increase in church attendance. America was hurt, but not humbled by the attacks, and sadly, our unity lasted about nine months.

2003: Parent Television Counsel Members file 18,000 complaints about “F-word” airing during Golden Globes Broadcast. (U2’s Bono) FCC enforcement bureau finds the statement live on NBC “This is really, really f*ckin’ brilliant,” not indecent.

lawrence vs texas2003: In Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court voids state sod­omy laws, overturning an earlier Supreme Court ruling in Bowers v. Hardwick (1986). Lawrence’s attorneys cite Alfred Kinsey’s misleading statistics on homosexual sex! In the six to three ruling, the Court struck down the sodomy law in Texas and, by extension, invalidated sodomy laws in thirteen other states, making same-sex sexual activity legal in every U.S. state and territory.

2003: Renee Doyle, President of EdWatch, (Education for a Free Nation) reported in ‘Social and Emotional Learning’ that The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Founda­tion (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study. Believe it or not, the study essentially stated that traditionalists are mentally disturbed! Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley (naturally), and Stanford had determined that social conservatives … suffer from ‘mental rigidity,’ ‘dogmatism,’ together with associated indicators for mental illness.”19

Author and columnist Linda Kimball said that political correctness is a “diabolically crafted idea.” Kimball wrote about Cultural Marx­ism, explaining:

“The strong suggestion here is that in order for one not to be thought of as racist or fascist, then one must not only be non­judgmental but must also embrace the ‘new’ moral absolutes: diversity, choice, sensitivity, sexual orientation, and tolerance. Political correctness is a Machiavellian psychological ‘command and control’ device. Its purpose is the imposition of uniformity in thought, speech, and behavior.”20

2004: Janet Jackson exposes her breast with the help of Justin Tim­berlake during the Super Bowl half time show to a national audience of over 140 million including more than 16 million children. It was claimed to be a “wardrobe malfunction.” More than 200,000 citizens file inde­cency complaints with the FCC about the Super Bowl half time show.

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2004: Degrassi: The Next Generation: When Manny (Cassie Steele) becomes pregnant and is nervous about becoming a teen mom, she decides to have an abortion despite her boyfriend’s desire to keep the baby. Her mother accompanies her to the clinic.

2004: Kinsey, starring Liam Neissen, is released and glosses over incriminating details of the radical sex experimentation techniques of anti-Christian, bisexual Alfred Kinsey. Hollywood loved it. Americans? Not so much.



2005: Brokeback Mountain fails miserably at the Box Office, but the gay cowboy film is nominated for eight Academy Awards. Critics raved about it.

2005: FCC denies thirty-six indecency complaints filed by the Par­ents Television Council.

2006: Atheist with a mission, Richard Dawkins, attacks Christianity in his book The God Delusion.

2006: President Bush signs the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act into law on June 16.

2007: Al Gore produces An Inconvenient Truth documentary; a Brit­ish court determines Gore’s film contains at least eleven material false­hoods. The film is shown in public schools under the guise of scientific fact and truth instead of theory. It is a political work and promotes one side of the man-caused global warming argument.

2008: Milk, was released starring Sean Penn, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of gay-rights activist Harvey Milk. Hollywood loved the film, but the box office – not so much.

We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America! – Senator Barack Obama (most people did not believe he meant what he declared)

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2008: Barack Hussein Obama is elected the first black President of the United States. Aided by major support from the media, he is the first president in our history to be elected without having to provide his college records, transcripts, financial, or medical records. His associations and worldview completely ignored, entire periods of his life are missing from his biography. His average approval rating in the Illinois Senate was 51.8%.

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2009: A Gallop poll reveals just 32% say premarital sex is wrong and 60 percent say it was not. (In 1969, the same questions were asked and the poll had 68 percent of respondents saying premarital sex was wrong and 21 percent said it was not.)

newsweek decline2009: Newsweek proclaimed “The Decline and Fall of Christian America” on its cover. In Newsweek’s April 14 cover story, “The End of Christian America,” Editor Jon Meacham argues the falling numbers of self-identified Christians in America is a “good thing.” Meacham takes a “small detail, a point of comparison” from a 24-page summary of the 2009 American Religious Identification Survey and builds a feature story that may reflect as much about the liberal media as it does about “Christian America.”

2009: Rasmussen reports 88% of Americans believe the person known to history as Jesus Christ actually walked on the earth 2000 years ago – up five points from 2008. Eighty-two percent believe Jesus Christ was the Son of God who came to earth and died for our sins. Seventy-nine percent of Americans believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead!21

2010: On NBC’s Friday Night Lights, after a one-night stand with Luke, tenth-grader Becky becomes pregnant at fifteen. She’s afraid to talk to her mother about it and goes to her guidance counselor, reads Planned Parenthood literature and has an abortion. There is little out­rage over the episode and many critics applauded it.

2010: Arizona v. U.S. Government – The Obama administration files a lawsuit against the state of Arizona, forbidding them from implement­ing their own state law to protect its citizens from violence, primarily as a result of drug cartels at the U.S./Mexico border! According to the Washington Times, the Justice Department brought the lawsuit to stop the new immigration enforcement law in Arizona, saying, “It violated the Constitution by trying to supersede federal law and by impairing illegal immigrants’ right to travel and conduct interstate commerce.”

brewer holder az lawSheriffs have asked the government for help because parts of Ari­zona are at the mercy of drug cartels. They have caused damage and destruction to the lives and property of farmers and ranchers, and have terrorized American citizens along the border. With the federal government having a sworn duty to protect its citizens, their solution was to put signs at the border warning travelers about the “Active drug and human smuggling area” characterized by “armed criminals” and speeding vehicles! You can’t make this stuff up.

“The federal government has posted signs along a major inter­state highway in Arizona, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers, and a local sheriff says Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of the state.”22

It is getting dangerous seventy-five miles from the Mexican bor­der – thirty miles from Phoenix. Arizona has cried out to the Obama administration for 3,000 National Guard soldiers to patrol the border, but they gave them fifteen signs. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer con­demned what she called the federal government’s “continued failure to secure our international border.” In a recent campaign video posted to YouTube, Mrs. Brewer – standing in front of one of the signs – attacked the administration, calling the signs “an outrage” and telling President Obama to “Do your job. Secure our borders.”

2010: Over 46 million American people live below the poverty line in 2010. Remember Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and the billions of dollars that have since been spent to stop poverty?

food_stamps2011: A record 44.7 million people – or one in seven Americans – are on food stamps. In fiscal year 2011, the federal government spent more than $75 billion on food stamps, which provided an average monthly benefit of $133.85 a month. That’s up from $34.6 billion at the end of fiscal year 2008, when recipients collected an average benefit of $102.19.23 The Heritage Foundation says that spending on income-based programs, such as food stamps, has increased by one-third to $900 bil­lion under Obama. There are seventy such programs.

2011: Eighty percent of evangelical Christians from the age of twenty to twenty-nine have had premarital sex according to a study called National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. In the same poll, about 88% of all single young people in that age range have had sex. The difference between Christians and non-Christians is about eight percent. Even more startling, the findings also revealed that just 76% of evangelicals believe premarital sex is immoral!

2012: On HBO’s Girls, after the character Jessa reveals she’s pregnant, her friends make a big deal about attending the abortion appointment. As hours pass and Jessa doesn’t show up, her friends become angry and Hannah exclaims, “How could she ruin the beautiful abortion you threw?” Most notable about the episode is the sheer number of times it uses the word “abortion,” says Hilary Busis at Entertainment Weekly, as if it’s “trying to desensitize us to the word.” Girls used it eleven times; Sex and the City used it three times.24

2012: Vice President Joe Biden endorses same-sex marriage in an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press saying:

“I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marry­ing men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying one another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties…. I think ‘Will and Grace’ probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody’s ever done so far. People fear that which is different. Now they’re beginning to understand.”25

Will and Grace educated America? This was obviously a political move in an election year to strengthen the liberal Democratic base and homosexual support.

2012: Barack Obama becomes the first president in United States history to openly support all forms of homosexuality, gay rights, gay adoptions, and civil unions.

2012: Democrats move to eradicate God from their Party platform and decide to remove all references of God during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. They take a vote to reconsider and the majority of Democrats boo!26


Chapter Conclusion:

Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD, since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them (Proverbs 1:29-32).

Has America chosen to hate knowledge and to not fear the Lord? Is our complacency beyond cure? Are we at the point where God will not answer our cries? The Lord is a patient and compassionate God, but His anger won’t be held back forever. We must choose this day whether we will serve our culture or Christ. America once had God’s blessing and covering; His protection and His provision, but believers don’t read, study, and live the Bible like we used to over fifty years ago. God is no longer top priority.

Though the forces of evil and the agenda to blot out God in America are advancing, He is sovereign and in control of all things at all times. The gospel and our commission to share His message have not changed so it’s up to us from this point forward. It’s not always easy, but taking a stand for Jesus Christ can be rewarding. If not in this life, we are sure to be richly rewarded in the next. Martin Luther once said,

“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.”

We are never fighting alone. When King Jehoshaphat and the people of Israel were outnumbered and facing impossible odds, they confessed their inability to the Lord and prayed to Him saying that their eyes were on Him. God responded by telling them the battle was His and to “go out and face them tomorrow and the Lord will be with you” (2 Chron. 20:12-17). God has our backs and He is trying to get through to us.

Author, evangelist and Reverend David Wilkerson (1931-2011) founded Teen Challenge ministries and World Challenge, Inc. He described how a loving parent gently shakes a sleeping child to wake him or her up. If the child doesn’t wake up, the shaking must become more firm. God is shaking up America right now.

“At first, He shook us very tenderly but now His shaking has become violent, because He has not succeeded in awakening us. The writer of Hebrews says: ‘Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven…. That [only] those things which cannot be shaken may remain’ (Hebrews 12:26-27). God is going to shake everything in sight so that He is revealed as the only unshakable power!”27

The signs of the times indicate we should have an extreme sense of urgency. God has given us commands, instruction and all the tools we need to do the work required of us. Let’s join the remnant of bold, committed Christians and not care about what people say, including those within the church who, because of their neutrality, may be con­victed by our actions. This may require some extra effort and perhaps a lifestyle change, but it will be worth it in the end, because our labor in the Lord is never in vain (1 Cor. 15:58).

“If by excessive labor we die before reaching the average age of man, worn out in the Master’s service, then glory be to God. We shall have so much less of earth and so much more of heaven. It is our duty and our privilege to exhaust our lives for Jesus. We are not to be living specimens of men in fine preservation, but living sacrifices [Rom. 12:1], whose lot is to be consumed.” – Charles Spurgeon

Christ is our future and our hope and He gives us purpose to live every day. We don’t know when our journey will end, but until the Lord returns, there will always be an agenda to blot out the God of Christianity. Will the church continue conforming to culture? It will depend on the choices individual believers make. It is my hope that I have exhorted you to live a more undaunted life in passionate pursuit of Truth. It is my prayer that we work to impact America together. You and I are here for such a time as this.

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden (Matthew 5:14).


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1990s: A decade in which rebellion against God and the promotion of immorality advanced and was celebrated like no other time in history until that point. The church had little impact on America as pop culture and the entertainment industry pushed the limits of decency. Christian as well as the media seemed to look the other way during much of the Clinton presidency. Also, had prayer and the Bible not been removed from public schools decades earlier, the Columbine High School massacre may have been avoided. We’ll never know.

1991: The first lesbian kiss on network television occurs on L.A. Law which featured a prolonged kiss between two female lawyers.

1992: In a five to four decision, the Supreme Court rules a graduation prayer violated the Establishment Clause. At the disputed graduation, a Rabbi thanked God for the legacy of America where diversity is celebrated:

“O God, we are grateful for the learning which we have celebrated on this joyous commencement … we give thanks to you, Lord, for keeping us alive, sustaining us and allowing us to reach this special, happy occasion.”

The Bush administration agreed with the school board which argued the prayer did not demonstrate a religious endorsement. Regardless, the court ruled on benedictions and invocations: “Religious invocation … conveyed the message that district had given its endorsement to prayer and religion, so that school district was properly [prohibited] from including invocation.” Graham v. Central, 1985; Kay v. Douglas, 1986; Jager v. Douglas, 1989; Lee v. Weisman, 1992.

1993: With NYPD Blue, Steven Bochco launches network TV’s first R-rated primetime series. A quarter of ABC’s 225 affiliates preempt the first episode. NYPD Blue would also gain infamy as one of the first prime time network series to regularly show naked buttocks.

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1993: In the movie Philadelphia, Tom Hanks wins an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of a homosexual man who dies from AIDS.

The 90s were the ”let the language fly” decade. According to the Parent’s Television Council, between 1993 and 1999, the first recorded use of these words took place on primetime television: “a**hole,” “screw,” “p*ss,” “d*ck,” “t*ts,” and bullsh*t. Also included in PTC’s ETS database, the word “sh*t” heard first on CBS’s Chicago Hope.13

1993: The first law established to protect lesbian/gay students in public schools. (MA)

1993: A group led by terrorist Ramzi Yousef tries to bring down the World Trade Center with a truck bomb. They kill six and wound a thousand. (Yousef’s uncle is none other than Khalid Sheikh Moham-med, the mastermind of 9/11.)

1993: “Black Hawk down” – Somali tribesmen shoot down U.S. helicopters, killing eighteen and wounding seventy-three. It was dis¬covered that those Somali tribesmen had received help from al Qaeda.

1994: The first school sanctioned gay-youth prom is held in Los Angeles.

SEINFELD and FRIENDSeinfeld had been influencing American culture for several years when…

1994: Friends Premiers on NBC and makes a ten-year run until 2004. According to TV Guide readers, Friends was the Best Comedy cast of all time, even beating Seinfeld. In the chapter on Hollywood, we already noted the high number of times in the series that the characters had sex. Another thing to note was the overused and disrespectful use of the expression “Oh – my – God,” which is still popular today. Friends was a trend-setter among youth and culture.

1995: Police in Manila uncover a plot by Ramzi Yousef to blow up a dozen U.S. airliners while they were flying over the Pacific.

1997: Norm MacDonald lets the f-word slip during SNL’s “Weekend Update.” He is not fired.

1997: Ellen DeGeneres becomes the first lesbian character to star in a lead role in a prime time series. During the fourth season of Ellen, DeGeneres “comes out” publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her bravery was celebrated, but the show was cancelled the next season.


1997: Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to address a gay organization (Human Rights Campaign).

1997: New Hampshire and Maine pass gay rights laws.

1998: The FDA approves Pfizer’s Viagra as the first prescription drug for the treatment of male impotence, now known as “erectile dysfunction.” By 2003, Viagra would generate $1.9 billion in annual sales for Pfizer.

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1998: Will and Grace Premiers on NBC from 1998 through 2006. It features a main character who is homosexual and contains frequent references to gay sex.

1998: Usama Bin Laden and four others issued a self-styled fatwa, publicly declaring it is God’s decree that every Muslim should try his utmost to kill any American, military or civilian, anywhere in the world. It is a call for “Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders.”14


Clinton scandal

1998: America’s First Playboy President – Bill “I screwed up with that girl” Clinton and Monica Lewinsky dominate headlines. When the truth about the scandal comes out, the media basically rationalizes his behavior. Clinton also had issues with women back as Governor of Arkansas. In a PBS documentary, those closest to Clinton try warning him about his weakness toward young women.15

Marla Crider, a woman who worked with Mr. Clinton in Arkansas before he was president and had an affair with him, said that “he needed that kind of adoration” from women. When the Lewinski affair became public, Betsy Wright, Clinton’s political aide, said his staff was deeply upset because he had lied to them and lied ‘to a lot of people’.

When Gennifer Flowers came forward claiming to have had a twelve-year affair with Clinton, it was Hillary who revived his career by giving a TV interview in which she famously said she was going to ”stand by my man.” Paula Jones was another woman who went public, and Clinton settled with Jones for approximately $850,000. The Paula Jones case precipitated Clinton’s impeachment. Americans were very forgiving as Clinton remained popular and left office with a 65% approval rating.

clinton impeachedIn his 2005 book, The Marketing of Evil, WND editor David Kupelian talked about the influence of Clinton’s affairs and the epidemic of widespread, casual sex among young people known as “hooking up” – often with multiple partners.

“Turbocharged by President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s high-profile example – ‘If it’s okay for the president, it must be okay for me’ – middle and high school children are experimenting with sex in the bathroom stalls at school, behind the gym, and in the back of the school bus. Often the only way parents and school authorities find out is when confronted by an epidemic of sexually transmitted disease infecting large numbers of kids in the same social group.”16


1999: Columbine High School Massacre. On April 20, 1999, in Littleton, Colorado, two high-school seniors, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, enact an all-out assault on Columbine High School during the middle of the day. Their plan was to kill hundreds of their peers by set¬ting bombs in the school cafeteria, but when the bombs didn’t go off, the two boys walked the hallways with pipe bombs, guns and knives and killed twelve students, one teacher, and themselves. They injured twenty-one more.

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How was it possible that no one had a clue about the two killers? They fooled friends, parents, and teachers. When they got caught breaking into a van, they also fooled, psychologists, cops and judges. According to journals, notes, and videos, Klebold and Harris left to be discovered, Klebold had been thinking of committing suicide as early as 1997, and they both had begun thinking about a large massacre as early as April 1998. One psychologist would later say, “These are kids with serious psychological problems.”17

Eric Harris wore a t-shirt with “Natural Selection” on the front. Natural selection is the process in nature by which, according to Darwin’s theory of evolution, only the organisms best adapted to their environment tend to survive. Klebold’s shirt said “Wrath.” There has been plenty of speculation about what led to their rampage, such as lax parenting, lax gun laws, progressive schooling, antidepressant drugs, hard rock music, violent video games (Doom), violent movies (Natural Born Killers), or Goth. Few have suggested pure satanic evil.

Videotapes, journals, guns and bombs in their rooms would have been easily found if the parents had looked. Harris even made a website with hateful epithets that could have been followed up on. The Columbine Massacre changed the way society looked at children and at schools. Violence was no longer just an after-school, inner-city activity. It could happen anywhere, but it may not have happened at all if God had not been blotted out of public schools decades earlier.


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