Christmas Qualms

by James Jester

When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him (Matthew 2:3).

Dictionary:

Misgiving: qualm, doubt, reservation; suspicion; (misgivings) distrust, mistrust, lack of confidence, second thoughts; trepidation, skepticism, unease, uneasiness, anxiety, apprehension.

Probably most devout and sincere Christians, at least some time in their life, have had second thoughts about Christmas being the birth of Jesus, the Christ child. And, for good reason, things like: commercialism, pagan customs, and the catholic mass. But, that is a different subject.

God’s enemies had some anxieties about the birth of our Savior. King Herod certainly was suspicious of a prophesied king out of Bethlehem. And, he set out to kill the baby. Even all of Jerusalem had a sense of uneasiness about the prospect of a new king coming to perhaps interfere with their choice of lifestyle. Did the people of Jerusalem love their sins too much?

Deuteronomy Part 7

 
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January 28, 2018

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 4:39-40

Would the United We Stand organization who sponsored the women's marches last week in Cincinnati be in favor of God's laws or would they keep their own God forbidden laws for their daughter's sake?  Find out what they believe--they are our enemy.

Deuteronomy Part 6

 
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January 21, 2018

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 4:32-38

Moses’ farewell address to Israel. Moses starts off by asking a question, Has anyone ever seen such a thing as has happened to you? You are now alive, and yet you heard the voice of God speaking from the fire. Has anyone heard God speaking audibly to them as a nation? For example: Have the Chinese ever in their history heard God speak from a fire to them? Have the Indians? Have the Hispanics? Have the Negroes?

The only nation who has ever had this happen was the nation of Israelites at Mt. Sinai. What do you think that God said to His people at this time? It was really His wedding proposal!  But besides this happening, has any other nation been taken from another nation? Israel was taken out of Egypt, just four generations from the covenant that the LORD God made with their fathers.

Lies that Pastors and Priests Tell

by James Jester

Christians go to church nearly every Sunday expecting to hear the truth yet most pastors tell some very big lies. They claim to teach the Bible yet teach and say things in total contradiction to the scriptures. They may not even realize they are telling lies to their congregations because they are just ignorant of what the Bible says. However, it is their job to know the scriptures; and why hasn’t their training from the colleges and seminaries taught them properly? Now that is a big question!

How to Identify a False Church

By James Jester

Revised 2018

It is depressing to live in an age where Christianity is so corrupt that it makes those who know the whole truth of the Bible feel like Elijah. To Elijah, it appeared that he was alone in preaching the whole counsel of God. Today it is the same – most churches do not preach all that is found in the Bible. How can a Christian identify a false church? Surely, any real Christian attempting to serve God would not want to be in a false church. There are some signs that can indicate if an alleged church is fake. I will start with the least sign to the most sure sign that can help us identify a false church. Sadly, most churches today have all of these problems. But for the sake of study, let us examine each of these characteristics separately.

Deuteronomy Part 5

 
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January 14, 2018

Scripture Reading:  Deuteronomy 4:4-8

Two weeks ago was New Year’s Day. The day before New Year’s Day is a day spent in celebration of the end of the old year and the beginning, or birth, of the new. But for how long has this been the situation? Has it been in existence for over 6000 years that New Year’s Day is on January 1st.

When I was in the eighth grade, I remember it very well; we were assigned to do a written report and in addition to our written report we had to also give a speech in front of our class about a certain topic. My topic had to do with the a few of the different calendars that were in existence in the world. I learned then, that this was a difficult subject for me to understand.

However, the teacher liked my report and had me give it at a special meeting of teachers; but it was just an elementary level report, but I had never thought about it before. I knew then that it was a lot more complicated than I could understand. And it still is.

Later, I learned, thanks to Christian Identity, that biblical ancient Israel had a very different calendar than we have now. Their new year had been, for over 3500 years, in the springtime. This explained some previously difficult scriptures that had to do with different calendars. For example, the day began in the Bible at the setting of the sun and not at one second after Midnight. This cleared up several scriptures right away.

Here is a scripture which tells us that Israel was to celebrate each new year in the spring:

Deuteronomy Part 4

 
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January 6, 2018

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 3:1-5:

Continuing on in the study of Deuteronomy ... Moses was giving the Israelites their history over the last 40 or so years. They had just completed the victory over Sihon, king of the Amorites, and destroyed him and his people. He then tells of the battle with king Og. He tells of seven things that happened:

  1. The LORD God delivered king Og into the hands of Israel with all his people. God was the one who gave Israel their victory; it was not Israel on their own who defeated king Og. All people of the earth were not equal in the eyes of God. His covenant people were His elect. Other races were fit for destruction.
  2. Israel smote Og until there was none remaining. Israel, under their God’s orders, committed genocide.
  3. Israel took all his cities, being 60 walled cities, many villages, and unwalled towns.
  4. Israel destroyed all of the individuals in Og’s kingdom—men, women, and children as Israel did the Amorites under king Sihon.
  5. Israel took all the cattle, and the spoil of all the cities and villages as a spoil to themselves.
  6. Israel took from these two kings (Sihon and Og) all the land along the river Jordan from the Arnon River on the south to mount Hermon on the north, which was beyond the Sea of Galilee.
  7. Israel took all the cities of the plains, all of Gilead, and all of Bashan.
  8. Israel gave all this land to half the tribe of Manasseh, all the tribe of Gad and all the tribe of Reuben.
  9. Israel camped at Beth-peor.

Deuteronomy Part 3

 
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December 24, 2017

Scripture Reading:  Deuteronomy 1:37-40

We start off today’s sermon with Moses relating that the old generation would not go into the Promised Land. Everyone older than 20 years old was the old generation. Twenty years old is the age when a child becomes an adult, not at 18 years old. Our nation has fixed the age of adulthood at 18. They have the children leaving the home in which their parents are guardians and taking charge of their own lives, when they are still a teenager. Children, especially girls, leave their protective homes and are vulnerable to the dating game when they are living in dorms away from home. They are even in trouble when they are home because dating is not the Biblical way—courtship is. But that is another sermon.

Deuteronomy Part 2

 
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December 17, 2017

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 1:6-8

Last Sunday we studied the introduction to the whole book of Deuteronomy, the first five verses. These five verses previewed the words that Moses spoke and wrote to all Israel just before his death and their entrance into the territory west of the Jordan River where the other Canaanite nations lived. This entire book was spoken by Moses 40 years and ten and one-half months after the Exodus of Israel from Egypt. And Moses was forty-five years older than I am right now—he was 120 years old! It was his birthday. And when he finished his speech (ended the book), he died.

The book of Deuteronomy is Moses’ farewell address to his people. What do you think he told the Israel people before he died? Moses had led the people into two mighty successful campaigns against Sihon and Og. They had annihilated all the strangers who lived on the eastern part of the Jordan River. This territory was given to 2½ tribes. The remaining 9½ tribes were to be given land not yet conquered. The land was on the other side of the river. Moses was to die that day, so he would have to tell them who their leader would be that they should follow after he was gone.

The book was written and spoken about 1645 B.C., in the plains of Moab by the Jordan River near Jericho, just before their miraculous entrance into Canaan. The name of the book, Deuteronomy, means Second Law, because it records the repetition of the 10 commandments. It contains the parting counsels of Moses to Israel in view of:

Deuteronomy Part 1

 
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December 10, 2017

Scripture Reading:  Deuteronomy 1:1-5

First, this week has seen over ¼ of a million-people evacuated from their homes in the western part of America. Where and why? It is in southern California near Los Angeles that wild fires, spread by high winds, up to 70 mph, are devastating neighborhoods, practically without any warning. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed, with the threat of many more. A quote from a resident: “I have lived in this area for 30 years and I have never seen anything like this.” Guess what city Meghan Markle was reared in. We have raised the ire of our LORD God.

Second, President Trump agreed with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel that the United States will recognize Jerusalem, the main city of the three major religions, as the capital of Israel. Mr. Trump, officials said, would make clear that the United States is not taking a position on whether, or how, Jerusalem is divided between Israel and the Palestinians. He will also not take a position on who will control a disputed area of the Old City, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and Haram al-Sharif to Muslims, which has been a flash point for tensions.

President Trump plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American Embassy there, upending nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and potentially destroying his efforts to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The very pro-Jewishness of our government should be very evident. They put fake-Israel first. Palestinians as well as many of our allies decry this position. We have raised the ire of our LORD God.

The Christogenea Hymnal

Compiled by James Jester

The Christogenea Hymnal

The Christogenea Hymnal contains 108 traditional hymns, topical index, alphabetical index, an Appendix which contains two articles, “What is Christian Identity?” and “Model Prayers.” The prayers and hymns in the back will be a great resource for church or for family worship time.

This compilation of hymns relies heavily upon the post-Reformation period. There are hymns traditionally known as Methodist, Baptist, or Lutheran hymns. Now there are hymns that will come to be known as Christian Identity hymns, such as, “O Israel Awaken,” or “Jerusalem” (The Glastonbury Hymn), or “God’s Covenant People.

Many of the hymns will be familiar to most Christians regardless of their religious background; however, there will be some hymns you have never heard of before, until now.

The Fourth of July – A Hollow Holiday

By Jim Jester

Have you ever noticed that in recent years the birthday of our country is usually referred to as the “Fourth of July” rather than the traditional “Independence Day?” Could it be that the authorities do not want us to think about independence or the actual founding principles of America? I think it is a very real possibility. Those in control and the media will use our once great holiday for political purposes, glorifying the military, and talking about “those who died for our freedom” even though they are thousands of miles away in a foreign land. They will tell us tear-jerking stories just to keep us in line. The “liberals” and other establishment politicians do not care if we have a day off to party, drink beer, watch fireworks or even wave a flag; they do care if we become activists to preserve what is left of the few freedoms (gun rights, free speech, etc.) that still remain. I assert that the Fourth of July is void, empty, useless and without real meaning – in effect, a hollow holiday.

Memorial Day, Another Hi-jacked Holiday

By Jim Jester

Memorial Day is to remember and honor those who have died in America’s wars. But, when was the last time you heard anything about the death of the Confederate soldiers? Originally, Decoration Day (later changed to Memorial Day) began in the south. There are more soldiers buried in the south than in the north. The Confederate army was the last group of patriots to fight for freedom and the constitution. However, they were denied the democratic process of self-governance and were slaughtered by an unlawful and immoral war.

Memorial Day is just another hi-jacked holiday. By hi-jacked I mean a holiday which has been altered, twisted or used by the government to promote its agenda. Rarely do we hear about the true patriot who died for his country. Instead, we hear about those who died for the U.S. government. There is a big difference!

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