Memorizing the Entire Qur’an

Last week, the FBI discovered and announced that the young, Sunni Muslim married couple that was enamored with ISIS and committed the dastardly deed of shooting 14 people dead and wounding about 20 people in San Bernardino, California, had in the past memorized the entire Qur'an. It seems that each of them had done it before they had even met each other.And this week's issue of Time magazine has an article about the founder and head of ISIS, who is al-Baghdadi (original name Ibrahim Awwad … [Read more...]

Review of the Film “Son of God”

The Hollywood film about Jesus of Nazareth entitled “Son of God” is an adaptation of a ten-hour miniseries on television entitled “The Bible,” which was first shown on The History Channel in March, 2013. This film was released on February 28, 2014. In its first 2.5 months, it grossed nearly $68 million. But critics reviewed the film negatively, resulting in a 21% rating to date. This disparity between reviews and good box office success reveals that moviegoers, which include a strong Christian se … [Read more...]

Hal Lindsey and Rock’n Rollen Stewart

Hal LindseyHal Lindsey and I come from the same church in Houston, Texas. It is an independent Bible church called Berachah Church. (Berachah is the Hebrew word for "blessing.") In my first year in college, at eighteen years of age, I attended a Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) retreat for college students. The pastor of my new church, Robert B. Thieme Jr., and Hal Lindsey were the two keynote speakers. (At that time, Lindsey was a traveling speaker for CCC.) When Lindsey spoke that first … [Read more...]

“Trump, Obama both Wrong about Islam and Terrorism”

I live in metro-Phoenix, Arizona. I like to read Robert Robb's editorial column in the Arizona Republic newspaper. Here is his column yesterday, with the above title, with changes only in his paragraphing: According to Donald Trump, all Muslims are suspect. According to Barack Obama, Islam has nothing to do with the terrorist threat confronting the [our] country. Both perspectives are miles from the truth, although at least Obama's isn't offensive to boot.Identifying and a … [Read more...]

Are Muslims Being Radicalized with the Qur’an?

U.S. government authorities and the media are talking about these Muslim terrorists being "radicalized." But they rarely explain how they are being radicalized other than perhaps to say that some imams at mosques are doing the radicalizing in their teaching. But hardly any of these government authorities and news outlets tell us what these Muslim clerics are teaching these terrorists and if it has anything to do with the Qur'an, the sacred text of Islam. It appears that they do not read the … [Read more...]

What Is the U.S. “Freedom of Religion”?

Donald Trump, Republican candidate for U. S. president, has called for the U.S. government to ban Muslims from traveling to or settling in the U.S. This new Trump proclamation has raised much outrage even by all of Trump's other Republican opponents running for president. They claim it is an infringement on religious freedom guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.Yes, the U.S. Constitution guarantees religious freedom, but the courts have qualified this privilege. For example, in a major ruling … [Read more...]

“The Doctrine of Imminence” Prevents Abolishing Guns

All of these wars, mass shootings and suicide bombers we learn about constantly in the news media causes me to think about my belief in world disarmament. I believe that before Jesus comes back, the world is going to disarm itself of not only all weapons of mass destruction, such as nuclear weapons, but all modern weapons as well, such as missiles, bombs, tanks, guns, etc. It will take quite some time to do and will require very sophisticated systems of survelliance. A nuclear war, perish the … [Read more...]

Two-State Solution Grows More Urgent Due to Population Figures

The peace process for solving the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dead. Many experts say the two-state solution also is dead. I say it is isn't dead, but the traditional two-state solution is dead. It is that the Palestinians establish a state in the two separated territories of the Gaza Strip and West Bank or a Swiss-cheese West Bank that skirts all of those 120 Jewish settlements in there that are illegal according to the UN, of which Israel is a member.This tradtional … [Read more...]