A Biblical View on Current Events

Time to Vote (10/29/20)

October 29, 2020 • Benham Brothers

Pope Flops (10/22/20)

October 22, 2020 • Benham Brothers

Amy Coney-Barrett (10/15/20)

October 15, 2020 • Benham Brothers

Evangelicals for Biden? (10/8/20)

October 8, 2020 • Benham Brothers

No Justice, No Peace (9/3/20)

September 3, 2020 • Benham Brothers

Republican or Democrat? (8/27/20)

August 27, 2020 • Benham Brothers

CNN Won't Say "Women" (8/20/20)

August 20, 2020 • Benham Brothers

Fight For Truth (8/13/20)

August 13, 2020 • Benham Brothers

Churches Closing (8/6/20)

August 6, 2020 • Benham Brothers

Mob Mentality (7/30/20)

July 30, 2020 • Benham Brothers

Christian Author Now Gay (7/23/20)

July 23, 2020 • Benham Brothers

NYT Editor Fired (7/16/20)

July 16, 2020 • Benham Brothers

President Kanye? (7/9/20)

July 9, 2020 • Benham Brothers

FORBES (July 8, 2020) – KANYE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT 2 Chronicles 15:2 - So he (the prophet) went out to meet King Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you when you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. 2 Chronicles 26:5 - He (King Uzziah) sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success. 2 Chronicles 27:6 - So (King) Jotham grew powerful because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God. 2 Chronicles 24:20 - Then the Spirit of God came on Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest (speaking to King Joash). He stood before the people and said, "This is what God says: 'Why do you disobey the LORD's commands? You will not prosper. Because you have forsaken the LORD, he has forsaken you.'" ON HIS PREVIOUS SUPPORT FOR TRUMP “Trump is the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be part of the conversation.” ON HIS NATURAL POLITICAL PARTY “I would run as a Republican if Trump wasn’t there. I will run as an independent if Trump is there.” ON HIS MAGA HAT MOMENT “One of the main reasons I wore the red hat as a protest to the segregation of votes in the Black community. Also, other than the fact that I like Trump hotels and the saxophones in the lobby.” ON DEMOCRATS “That is a form of racism and white supremacy and white control to say that all Black people need to be Democrat and to assume that me running is me splitting the vote. All of that information is being charged up on social media platforms by Democrats. And Democrats used to tell me, the same Democrats have threatened me…. The reason why this is the first day I registered to vote is because I was scared. I was told that if I voted on Trump my music career would be over. I was threatened into being in one party. I was threatened as a celebrity into being in one party. I was threatened as a Black man into the Democratic party. And that’s what the Democrats are doing, emotionally, to my people. Threatening them to the point where this white man can tell a Black man if you don’t vote for me, you’re not Black.” ON HOW THE RACE WILL BE DECIDED “Let’s see if the appointing is at 2020 or if it’s 2024—because God appoints the president. If I win in 2020 then it was God’s appointment. If I win in 2024 then that was God’s appointment.” ON THE CORONAVIRUS CURE “We pray. We pray for the freedom. It’s all about God. We need to stop doing things that make God mad.” ON VACCINES “It’s so many of our children that are being vaccinated and paralyzed… So when they say the way we’re going to fix Covid is with a vaccine, I’m extremely cautious. That’s the mark of the beast. They want to put chips inside of us, they want to do all kinds of things, to make it where we can’t cross the gates of heaven. I'm sorry when I say they, the humans that have the Devil inside them. And the sad thing is that, the saddest thing is that we all won’t make it to heaven, that there’ll be some of us that do not make it. Next question.” ON HIS FOREIGN POLICY “I haven’t developed it yet. I’m focused on protecting America, first, with our great military. Let’s focus on ourselves first.” ON ABORTION “I am pro-life because I’m following the word of the bible.” ON BEING A POLITICAL NOVICE “I have to say with all humility that as a man, I don’t have all of the pieces in the puzzle. As I speak to you for what a political campaign—a political walk, as I told you, because I’m not running, I’m walking. I'm not running, we the people are walking. We’re not running anymore, we’re not running, we’re not excited—we are energized, Someone can say, ‘Hey, I got a brand new car for you, it’s across the street and you get so excited you run across the street and get hit by a car trying to run to your new car. That’s how they control the Black community, through emotions, they get us excited, we’re so excited, but then for 400 years the change doesn’t truly happen. ON THE NEED FOR RACIAL HEALING, AFTER GEORGE FLOYD “Well, God has already started the healing/This conversation alone is healing and revealing/We all need to start praying and kneeling… another bar after that, but when a rhyme comes together I’m going to complete it, not inside the lines created by organizations that we know as our reality. The schools, the infrastructure was made for us to not truly be all we can be but to be just good enough to work for the corporations that designed the school systems. We’re tearing that up, what we’ll do is we’re not going to tear up the Constitution, what we will do is amend.” ON JOE BIDEN “A lot of times just like political parties they feel all Blacks have to be Democrat. This man, Joe Biden, said if you don’t vote for me, then you are not Black. Well, act like we didn’t hear that? We act like we didn’t hear that man say that? That man said that. It’s a rap. We gonna walk, all the people. Jay-Z said it best. For the other candidates, I just gracefully suggest y’all bow out—Trump and Biden, gracefully bow out. It’s God’s country, we are doing everything in service to God, nobody but God no more. I am in service of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I put everything I get on the line to serve God.” ON PRAYER IN SCHOOLS “Reinstate in God’s state, in God’s country, the fear and love of God in all schools and organizations and you chill the fear and love of everything else, so that was a plan by the Devil to have our kids committing suicide at an all-time high by removing God to have murders in Chicago at an all-time high because the human beings working for the Devil removed God and prayer from the schools. That means more drugs, more murders, more suicide.” ON TAXES “I haven’t done enough research on that yet. I will research that with the strongest experts that serve God and come back with the best solution. And that will be my answer for anything that I haven’t researched. I have the earplug in and I’m going to use that earplug.” ON HIS OTHER PRIORITIES “Clean up the chemicals. In our deodorant, in our toothpaste, there are chemicals that affect our ability to be of service to God.”

The Danger of Two-Group Thinking (7/2/20)

July 2, 2020 • Benham Brothers

* Our culture is plagued by two-group thinking. * Back in Christ’s day it was the same thing - Jew & Gentile. * But after Christ’s death we are supposed to be one-group thinkers. * Galatians 3:28 - “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all ONE in Christ Jesus.” * Satan loves two-group thinking. Why? * Because he cannot win when we’re ONE! * When we’re united as one two things are true: * We are the image of God (ex: marriage). * We are the church (the gates of hell will not prevail against it). * *** Peter was a two-group thinker, but God changed him into a one-group thinker. * Backstory: * The gospel was spreading as the apostles preached to the Jews. * Jews were not to associate with Gentiles - it was “us vs them.” * But then… * A gentile Roman centurion named Cornelius had a vision from God to send for and ask for Peter, the Jew, to come talk to him. * The next day Peter had a vision too - to kill and eat unclean animals. * Then God told Peter to go along with the men from Cornelius who showed up. * Vs 24-28 - Passion: “…Yet God has shown me that I should never view anyone as INFERIOR…” * ie - “God has shown me that I’m not supposed to view myself in one group and others in another. We can all be one in Christ.” * Cornelius explains his vision, then Peter responds: * Vs 34 - “NOW I know…” * Peter admitted his worldview had been off. * But he was still filled with the Spirit when he didn’t see it right. * He was done with that old way of thinking and was no longer going to let it guide his decisions moving forward. * Vs 35 - Pete was now a one-group thinker! * But the spirit of our age wants us stuck in two-group thinking. The Foundation of Worldview & Critical Theory: * Our thinking is fueled by our worldview. * A worldview is the lens through which you view the world. * The lens determines what you see. * This is why a worldview grounded in truth is so important. * EX: cataract surgery. * A worldview answers our most basic questions: Who are we? What is our problem? What is the solution to that problem? What is our primary moral duty? How should we live? * Two-Group thinking is based in the worldview of Critical Theory (CT). * One-Group thinking is based on the worldview of Biblical Christianity. * CT defined - “Modern critical theory views reality through the lens of power. Each individual is seen either as oppressed or as an oppressor, depending on their race, class, gender, sexuality, and a number of other categories. Oppressed groups are subjugated not by physical force or even overt discrimination, but through the exercise of hegemonic power—the ability of dominant groups to impose their norms, values, and expectations on society as a whole, relegating other groups to subordinate positions.” Comparing Christianity vs Critical Theory:   * WHO ARE WE: * Christianity - we are equal, made by God in His image  * Critical Theory - members of a dominant or oppressed group w/respect to a particular identity marker (race, sex, economic status, sexual preference, nationality, etc).  * Dominant (Oppressor) - male, white, straight, middle-upper class, Christian, American, Property Owners... * Marginalized (Oppressed) - female, color, gay, lower class, non religious, foreigner, Renters… * Intersectionality - you can be in both groups. A black female experiences more discrimination than a white female… * WHAT IS OUR PROBLEM:  * Christianity - we are all sinners in need of redemption (we all stand equally before God)  * Critical Theory - oppression from the dominant group (we are in one of two groups)  * WHAT IS THE SOLUTION:  * Christianity - salvation through Jesus and sanctification through the Holy Spirit  * Critical Theory - liberation from oppression  * HOW SHOULD WE LIVE:  * Christianity - love God and love people (see all people as equal under God)  * Critical Theory - dismantle structures of society that oppress people  * Fight for social justice (overthrow of oppression) * This is why “clash” is so important (Darwin and Marx talked a lot about it).  * STAGES OF EACH THEORY:  * Christianity - Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration (4 stages) * Critical Theory - Oppression, Activism, Liberation (3 stages - there is no creation - God is not in the picture)  * SOURCE OF TRUTH:  * Christianity - Revelation, logic, common sense, and experience  * Critical Theory - experience (those in the dominant group are “blinded by privilege” so they cannot know the truth because they haven’t “experienced” it)  * FOUR PILLARS OF CRITICAL THEORY: * Social Binary - this is the foundation of two-group thinking. * Oppression Through Ideology - the dominate group maintains power by imposing their ideology on everyone. * Lived Experience - oppressed groups have special knowledge privileged groups can’t have (“blinded by privilege”).  * Social Justice - the elimination of all forms of social oppression. * What’s the solution? * EV Hill knows! He used to tell of a time he received a death threat from the Black Panthers because they didn't like his preaching about that "white Jesus". This was his reply: * “I don't know anything about a white Christ - I know about Christ, a Savior named Jesus. I don't know what color He is. He was born in brown Asia, He fled to black Africa, and He was in heaven before the gospel got to white Europe, so I don't know what color He is. I do know one thing: if you bow at the altar with color on your mind, and get up with color on your mind, go back again - and keep going back until you no longer look at His color, but at His greatness and His power - His power to save!”

The French Revolution today (7/2/20)

July 2, 2020 • Benham Brothers

"The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it." George Orwell 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, DARWINISM / MARXISM / COMMUNISM / …CRITITCAL THEORY **History must be re-written and words re-defined French Revolution 1789 (American Constitution too): • Age of Enlightenment (authority of God replaced by autonomy of man) • An anti-God/anti-authority French mob stormed the Bastille (state prison) in 1789 and took it. • King Louis 16th didn’t respond – wanted to converse with the mob as an enlightened 27 year old leader • By 1792 the mob grew uncontrollably, under Robspiere (the leader of the Committee of Public Saftey) • He led an “anti-king” agenda and whipped the mob into a frenzy, and in 1792 they took the palace and beheaded the king. • Then Robspiere’s reign of terror took place • He gave a speech to the National Assembly, February 5, 1794, titled "The Terror Justified": "Lead ... the enemies of the people by terror ... Terror is nothing else than swift, severe, indomitable justice.” (BLM Protestor on CNN called Pres Trump the embodiment of white supremacist terrorism & Terrorist in Chief) They started by killing aristocrats and royalists (any supporter of the King), then moderates, then dissidents, then any who had doubts… The French Revolution initiated an intentional campaign to separate French society from its Judeo-Christian past and replace it with a civic religion of state worship. Not wanting a constitution that was "Done in the year of the Lord," as the U.S. Constitution was, the French made 1792 the new "Year One." They did not want a seven-day week with a Sabbath day rest, as this was derived from the Bible, so they devised a ten day "decade" week, and ten month year. "French Revolutionary Time" divided the day into 10 decimal hours, with each hour consisting of 100 decimal minutes, and each minute made up of 100 decimal seconds. Every measurement was to be divisible by ten, as ten was considered the number of man with ten fingers and ten toes. This was called "the metric system." A new, secular government proceeded to: • Forbid crosses as being offensive; • Religious monuments were destroyed; • Statues were torn down, including that of Good King Henry IV; • Public and private worship and education outlawed; • Priests and ministers, along with those who harbored them, were executed on sight • Christian graves were desecrated, • Churches were closed Robespierre put a prostitute in Notre Dame Cathedral, covered her with a sheet, and called her "the goddess of reason" to be worshiped. The fabrication of books of all kinds against Christianity The possession of property was pronounced robbery. (“Ownership class”) Chastity and natural affection were declared to be nothing more than groundless prejudices. Adultery, assassination, poisoning, and other crimes of the like infernal nature, were taught as lawful ... provided the end was good ... The good ends proposed ... were the overthrow of religion, government, and human society, civil and domestic. Hundreds of thousands of religious citizens who refused to embrace secularism were killed in a what is considered the first modern genocide. Communism in America Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen: CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS (45 total…I’m hitting just a few): 3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 13. Do away with all loyalty oaths. 15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. 16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. 17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks. 18. Gain control of all student newspapers. 19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack. 20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions. 21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. 22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.” 24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press. 25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. 26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” 27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.” 28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.” 29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis. 30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.” 31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” 32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. 35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. 36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. 37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. 38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat]. 40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. 41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. 42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems. Hitler Quote (Propaganda) 1984 (published in 1948) takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking.[4] Big Brother, the leader of the Party “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” -George Orwell, 1984 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, DARWIN – God created mankind in His image, with purpose, destiny, and able to be redeemed MARX – Economic institutions are NOT sinful, human’s are. In Christ, a human heart can be transformed…and that person can use economic systems for great good! Labor is tied to work, and Christ empowers the laborer to then be generous and willing to share COMMUNISM – Only nations “Under God” are blessed and allow humans to flourish as God intended. Freedom of conscience, religion, speech, press, and thought are rooted in individual liberty, which are given to us by God and should never be taken by totalitarian regimes!