“The Church’s Call To Stand With Israel”: Video of my remarks to the Watchmen on the Wall pastors conference

Why is the Church splitting over Israel? I addressed several reasons at the Watchmen on the Wall conference.

Why is the Church splitting over Israel? I addressed several reasons at the Watchmen on the Wall conference.

On Thursday, May 23rd, I had the joy of addressing several hundred pastors who were gathered in Washington, D.C. The venue was the 10th anniversary of the “Watchmen on the Wall” conference, organized by the Family Research Council, and its president, Tony Perkins.

Tony asked me to specifically address the subject of, “The Church’s Call To Stand With Israel.” It was an honor to do so, because in the challenging times in which we live, we urgently need leaders who truly understand God’s love and plan for Israel — and for her neighbors. In I Chronicles 12:32, we read about “the sons of Issachar.” The text says these were “men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.” At this critical hour — with Israel facing threats from Russia, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas, Egypt and others — the State of Israel and the Church need more men and women who truly understand the times geopolitically, economically and Biblically, and know what Israel should do, and what the Church must do to be a blessing to Israel, the Palestinians, and to all the people of the epicenter.

In my remarks, I laid out five reasons why the Church should stand with Israel and her neighbors, and discussed some of the reasons why the Church is splitting over the issue of Israel. I hope you’ll take some time to listen to the message and prayerfully process it, as well as to share it with others.

Let me make one other note. Over the years, Tony Perkins and I have become friends, and I’ve been blessed by his love for our Lord Jesus Christ and his deep convictions and courage to speak out on vital issues related to the Church and the family. I also greatly appreciate his heart for educating and mobilizing pastors into the battle to save Israel and bless Israel. When I asked him a number of years ago whether he had ever had the chance to visit Israel, he said no, he had not. Given his position of influence within the American Church, I encouraged him to prayerfully seek the opportunity to go, both as a blessing to him and his family, to be a blessing to Israel and the Jewish people, as well as to set an example to other pastors and ministry leaders to go visit Israel and step into the story of what God is doing there. I was very encouraged, therefore, when Tony took up that challenge. In fact, not only did he visit Israel for his first time about 18 months ago, but he also helped lead a delegation of Congressmen and their wives on that tour of Israel. What’s more, he’s currently making preparations to go back and bring others with him later this year. Thank you, Tony, for putting your faith into action. May your tribe increase.

You can watch the video of my remarks by clicking here. Then, scroll down until you see my name among the list of speakers and click on that link. The remarks run about 36 minutes.


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A Shocking Wake Up Call: This Is How Far The Police State Has Come *Video*

The American Police State
(Image courtesy Dees Illustrations)

We often talk about the destruction of American values and the rule of Constitutional law as if it were some future event.

What if it’s already too late? What if the police state we fear is coming… is already here?

The evidence is crystal clear, is it not?

This is a shocking wake up call, and one that every American who is denial about the direction in which our Republic is headed needs to see.

It’s been a long time coming.

But tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.

President Barack Obama
November 5, 2008

(Watch on Youtube at ThinkOutsideTheTV or JasonA)

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SHTF Plan – When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Larwyn’s Linx: Senator Ted Cruz leads call to abolish IRS in wake of its targeting scandal

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Sen. Ted Cruz leads call to abolish IRS in wake of targeting scandal: Twitchy
Obama and the ‘Official Truth’: Glick
Jack Lew learned of IRS probe in March: Politico

The Most-Corrupt Administration Ever?: Denninger
IRS accused of hiding existence of Tea Party targeting documents: WFB
Camp: IRS ‘Arrogance’ Came Across at Hearing: WFB

What did Hilary and Obama discuss at 10pm on 9/11/2012?: TAB
Obama Administration Talking Points Scrubbed “Jihadists”: Power Line
Rep. Issa subpoenas Benghazi auditor Thomas Pickering: Hill

IRS Chief Apparently Lied During Testimony Yesterday: WZ
Friday Obama dump … “Me demand more taxes”: PW
Gang of Eight: Never Have So Few Told So Many Lies: RWN


Lew asks Congress for debt increase, says it’s ‘not open to debate’: Hill
Fifth IRS Agent In Cincinnati Office Tied To Tea Party Scandal: WZ
HHS: We Need Money To Implement Obamacare: RWN

Scandal Central

Highlights of Friday’s IRS Hearing: Power Line
Obamacare Donor-Gate Scandal Looming Over White House: Shark Tank
Is the IRS scandal the worst political scandal in American history? I say “yes.”: Bookworm Room

Climate & Energy

EPA inspector general to look into FOIA scandal: DC
Three Cheers For Tesla: Power Line
Republicans see IRS scandal parallel in EPA info requests: Reuters


Benghazi and Other ‘Concocted’ Scandals: RSM
NYT’s Peters ‘Cleans Up’ Jonathan Weisman’s Original Report on Friday’s IRS Scandal Hearing: NB
Joe Scarborough, Piers Morgan: Obama Scandals Prove Gun Advocates Aren’t Crazy: Breitbart

WaPo Mocks IRS With Tea Party Tax-exempt Form Demands: Produce a ‘Non-Blurry Photo of a Yeti’: NB
Judge Jeanine Pirro RIPS the Obama administration in another fantastic monologue: Scoop
Totalitarian Subversion- Can we Awaken from the Nightmare?: Loyal to Liberty


Did Huma Abedin ‘quietly’ step down as Deputy Chief of Staff in same month Bachmann letter sent to IG?: Shoebat
Obama Administration to Sign U.N. Arms Trade Treaty “In the Very Near Future”: NRA-ILA
Biden Now Blamed in SEAL Team 6 Deaths: WND

Terrorists given new identities allowed to board commercial flights, watchdog finds: WaPo
Report: Syria prepared to fire missiles at Tel Aviv: ynet
Obama War Powers Under 2001 Law ‘Astoundingly Disturbing,’ Senators Say: NoisyRm

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue.com/Tech)

Military 3-D Printers: Wired
Meet the career con man who pulled off a federal sting that forced Google to pay $ 500 million.: Wired
Google App Engine finally supports PHP, the language that runs 75% of the web: VenBeat


Addition in the Age of Obama (subtraction, not so much): MOTUS
The Republican Party’s History On Race: RWN

Image: Addition in the Age of Obama (subtraction, not so much)
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QOTD: “The absolute worst scandal that’s emerged lately, and the worst administration scandal in American history is the IRS scandal. Why? Because you, the People, became the targets of a comprehensive federal government effort to stifle dissent, one made using the government’s overwhelming and disproportionate policing and taxing powers.

All of the other scandals, going back to Andrew Johnson’s post-Civil War scandals, Warren G. Harding’s 1920s Teapot Dome scandal, Nixon’s Watergate, Reagan’s Iran-Contra, and Clinton’s Oval Office sexcapades have actually been narrowly focused acts of cronyism, garden-variety political chicanery, or personal failings. It’s been insider stuff.

The IRS scandal, by contrast, is a direct attack on the American people.” —Bookworm Room

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Why Don’t We Call it JohnRobertsCare?

As the chances for repealing Obamacare recede – with the states beginning to set up the Obamacare “health exchanges” and the putative leader of the Republicans, Speaker John Boehner calling the nationalization of health care the “law of the land” – I think it’s time to pay homage to the spineless jurisprudence of the man who allowed all this to happen, Chief Justice John Roberts.

Roberts did this, I believe, because he was tired of weeping late at night at the thought of President Obama and the Democrats villainizing his precious Supreme Court in the manner they do all their perceived enemies.

I think Obama intimidated the apparently fragile Mr. Roberts with his April 2 appearance in the Rose Garden – after the Court had heard the arguments but before a decision had been reached.

Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.

Obama probably knew that Roberts had not yet decided, perhaps informed via Justice Elena Kagan, the former solicitor general who is close to many people in the White House. And he knew of Roberts’ precious regard for the Court.

This was accompanied by a drumbeat of Obama allies popping up on TV to suggest that the Supreme Court would enlist itself in the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy if it dared depose Obamacare.

Please join in the applause, won’t you?

And lo and behold, Roberts actually changed his original opinion, in which he had sided with the Court’s conservatives to strike down the law, deciding to rewrite the measure in his own brain and consider the Obamacare’s penalty for non-compliance a tax.

Congress was explicit that the enforcement measure was a penalty, which even Roberts knew would be unconstitutional because it would amount to compelling commerce by forcing you to buy something.

But Congress has a clear right to tax. And so Roberts pretended it was a tax, and gave us Obamacare.

And now Roberts won’t have to defend the Court, and he can eat out at Washington restaurants without having other elite Washingtonians give him a look like he’s just another savage, dull-brained conservative.

And so, in honor of the Chief Justice, White House Dossier asks that – at least during the holiday season of thanks – we call the Socialization and eventual ruin of the nation’s health care system JohnRobertsCare.

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