Immigration Debate from a Christian Perspective

January 30, 2017


Some of our liberal Christian friends are taking a strong stand against President Trump’s immigration policies. They base their position on the Bible’s commands not to oppress strangers or “sojourners.” I could be wrong, as I have been many times. But I think liberals are misapplying these verses—being arbitrary, inconsistent, and even hypocritical.

  1. These same liberals think abortion is OK. So much for the liberal brand of helping “the least of these.” I would be more sympathetic to the liberal view if they were pro-life, thus consistent.
  1. In addition to the biblical rules about compassion, there are biblical commands to obey the laws of the land. Indeed, the Rule of Law that is so much a part of Western society has its roots in the Bible. We have immigration laws in this country, as does probably every nation on the globe, and our liberal friends seem to pretend that they don’t matter. What’s wrong with LEGAL immigration?
  1. God warned the Israelites about intermingling with those of other religions else they would be spiritually polluted (Judges 2:2-3). Indeed, while it is an inconvenient truth, God ordered the Israelites entering the land of Canaan to kill all the inhabitants—for two reasons: (1) because of their evil (the Canaanite society deserved its fate as it was thoroughly polluted by its evil practices including the horror of child sacrifice), and (2) because of the risk of God’s people losing their spiritual identity. I’m sorry if this offends you, but Islam is a modern version of paganism. It is a vial “religion” and is evil at its core, which you can confirm with a little research. Of course, not all Muslims are violent. No doubt there were liberal Hebrews who complained that “not all the Canaanites are evil.” Obviously, the Old Testament example of the Canaanites was a unique situation and it does not apply universally. God wanted specific justice for a particular situation. But the fact is, that violence and hatred are imbedded doctrines in Islam and we should be resistant to this evil. See our Faith Facts article about Islam: http://www.faithfacts.org/world-religions-and-theology/christianity-vs.-islam
  1. Jesus did not engage in what we might call “telescopic charity.” In many cases, those moderns who think they are doing God’s work have never been face-to-face with an illegal alien. Of course, it is our duty to show compassion, but biblical compassion is personal and spiritual. The biblical model of compassion is, if we have a chance to personally help an oppressed person, that we should make an effort to bring them to Christ, which ultimately is the only solution.
  1. Liberals who want unrestricted entry into our country are putting their countrymen at risk. If you know that there is only one poisoned tomato in a salad, would you eat any of that salad? Or ask your friends to try it?
  1. In Old Testament times, aliens were expected to conform to Jewish society. Today, most Muslim immigrants never integrate into our society and could best be helped by lining up safe places for them in their home region.

Why Muslims Are Violent

June 14, 2016

Clue if only

Islam is the most violent religion in the world. Indeed, Islam has been spread by violence since its inception. What explains this? Below are citations from the Quran. You can look each of these up at this official Islamic website, which includes six English translations of the Quran:


This is pretty straight forward folks. There are peaceful Muslims, but there is no such thing as peaceful Islam. Violence is not an aberration in Islam—it is DOCTRINE. Dozens of passages in the Quran exhort Muslims to hate or kill or terrorize infidels (non-Muslims) wherever they find them. For examples, see Suras 2:190-193, 2:216, 2:244, 3:56, 3:142, 3:151, 4:24 (rape of captive women); 4:34 (wife beating); 4:56, 4:74 (beheading), 4:76, 4:84, 4:89, 4:91, 4:95, 4:104,  5:32-38, 7:96-99, 8:12-15 (beheading, terrorism), 8:39, 8:57-60, 8:65-67, 9:5, 9:14, 9:20-30, 9:38-41, 9:73, 9:88, 9:111, 9:123, 17:16, 18:65-81, 21:44, 22:18-22, 25:52, 33:60-62, 47:3-4 (beheading), 47:35, 48:16-17, 48:29, 61:4, and 66:8-12. These are the passages that jihadists quote in defense of their horrible atrocities. Unlike the Old Testament, violence in the Quran is mostly open-ended, that is, not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding events.

Behind these overtly violent passages, there are underlying passages that shed light on these. For example, non-Muslims are considered pigs and apes (Suras 5:60, 7:166). A Muslim should not even take Jews or Christians for friends (Suras 3:28, 5:51). Unbelievers are Muslims’ “open enemies” (Sura 4:101). Apostate Muslims are subject the the worst penalties (16:106), which is why parents will disown or even kill a child that leaves Islam. (See the  riveting testimony of a former Muslim near the end of this article entitled “Jesus in the Quran.” Passages that demean women in various ways are almost too numerous to count. See:

Treatment of Women


While there are passages that Muslims point to that might suggest peaceful solutions (Suras 2:190, 2:256, 5:8, 5:28, 5:32, 8:61, 29:46, 41:34, 60:8, 109:6), these are overwhelmed by the violent ones. Indeed, the peaceful passages were abrogated (Sura 2:106, 13:39, 16:101, 17:106, 22:52), i.e. superseded, by the violent ones—because the violent ones were written later, after Muhammad’s move to Medina (from Mecca). Anyone who wants to commit acts of violence has perfect justification for doing so from the Quran. There is nothing in the Quran comparable to Jesus’ teachings to “turn the other cheek” and to “love even your enemies.”

Here is a short video on the Quran and its violent message:

Top Ten Passages


In addition to the Quran are the Sunnah (Hadith + Sira = “The Way of Muhammad”). These are collections of sayings and actions of Muhammad. Indeed, Muhammad was one of the most violent men in history, setting the example for all Muslims to follow. Some 13% of the Hadith is about jihad. An example is a statement by Muhammad found in the Bukhari Hadith 4.52.220, which says: “I have been made victorious with terror.” Over 93 times in the Quran, Muslims are commanded to follow the example of Muhammad. See this link (scroll down):

Religion of Peace


Some say that there must be a way to interpret the many violent commands in Islamic holy books in a peaceful way. Well, here is how world Islamic leaders interpret them, from the horse’s mouth:

Liberty and Islam Cannot Coexist


If you are not really familiar with the foundations and history of Islam, PLEASE look over this non-politically correct history of Islam:

The Greatest Murder Machine in History


Here are videos where you can see how everyday Muslims ADMIT to accepting violence because it is in their books:

Everyday Muslims Admit It


Here is an abbreviated list of terror attacks by Muslims since the 1980’s:

History of Terrorist Attacks


Here is the testimonies of former Muslims. These testimonies are powerful:

Former Muslim Testimonies


For more information, see our Faith Facts article:

Christianity Versus Islam



Violent Teachings of Muhammad

June 13, 2016


Like many Christians who have not studied the Bible, most Muslims have never really studied the Quran and hadith, especially not in context. They understand it based on what is taught to them by other Muslims they consider authorities, without using reason and individual research. (But those authorities have not really read the source texts either!) This is all about Theology from the Echo Chamber. Let’s go to the sources: The Quran (http://quran.com) and hadith (http://hadithcollection.com). The hadith consist of various sayings and teachings of Muhammad, compiled about 2-300 years after his death. These are considered very important supplements to the Quran, especially by Sunni Muslims.

For example, Muslims have been taught that Muhammad’s many battles were all defensive in nature, and that he even showed mercy to his enemies. But is that correct? Well, NO—it is not correct. Muslims are often horrified when they discover that reliable Muslim sources clearly document that Muhammad’s actions were offensive and not defensive. Let’s take a look.

Did you know that Muhammad said that he would fight people until they became Muslim or until he killed them and took their property? Muhammad said: “I have been ordered by Allah to fight against people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity. . . then they will save their lives and property from me.” (Bukhari 1.2.24). Here is the reference which you can read for yourself:


Muhammad taught that the greatest thing a Muslim can do after having faith is to engage in jihad, which means “religious fighting.” (Bukhari 1.2.25) Read it here:


Also, read through Volume 4, Book 52, beginning with hadith #41, will confirm that jihad is fighting. http://hadithcollection.com/sahihbukhari/85-.html

Did you know that the earliest records show that Muhammad launched offensive military campaigns and used violence at times to accomplish his purposes? Even the first major battle in Islamic history, the Battle of Badr, was the result of Muhammad’s offensive effort against a Meccan caravan—the Nakhla raid (Bukhari 5.59.287 and Muslim 19:4366). See also Ibn Kathir’s book The Battles of the Prophet and the Quran 9:5, 9:29, and 9.111. Look up the hadith testimonies here:



Of course, this should not be surprising since many passages in the Quran exhort Muslims to hate or kill or terrorize infidels (non-Muslims) wherever they find them. See Suras 2:190-193, 2:216, 2:244, 3:56, 3:142, 3:151, 4:56, 4:74 (beheading), 4:76, 4:84, 4:89, 4:91, 4:95, 4:104, 5:51, 5:32-38, 7:96-99, 8:12-15 (beheading, terrorism), 8:39, 8:57-60, 8:65-67, 9:5, 9:14, 9:20-30, 9:38-41, 9:73, 9:88, 9:111, 9:123, 17:16, 18:65-81, 21:44, 22:18-22, 25:52, 33:60-62, 47:3-4 (beheading), 47:35, 48:16-17, 48:29, 61:4, and 66:8-12.

Did you know that one of many accounts of Muhammad’s violence—again, from a reliable Muslim source—includes a time when Muhammad ordered a warrior to assassinate a mother of five, Asma bint Marwin. She was breastfeeding a child when she was murdered, her blood splattering on her children. When the assassin told Muhammad he had difficulty with what he had done, Muhammad showed no remorse. (Ibn Ishaq/Guillaume, Life of Muhammad, p. 676. Also see Ibn Sa’d, Kitab al Tobaqat.)

Did you know that it is well documented that in the aftermath of the Battle of the Trench Muhammad captured and beheaded over 500 men and teenage boys for the Jewish tribe of Qurayza? And after the Muslims killed the men, they sold the women and children into slavery and distributed their goods among themselves? (Ibn Ishaq/Guillaume, Life of Muhammad, p. 464)


Did you know that Muhammad forced people to drink camel’s urine? (Bukhari 8.82.794 and Muslim 16.4130)

Did you know that Muhammad’s Quran condones rape of captured women, whose lives had just been destroyed, even if their husbands were still living? For example, Surah 4:24 says, “Forbidden for you are women already married, except such as your right hand possess. Allah has enjoined this on you.” See also Surahs 23:6 and 70:30, which meant that Muslim men could have intercourse with slave women that had been captured as spoils of war. (Other hadith gave the historical context, affirming rape. (Muslim 8.3432; Sunan Abu Daud 11.2150)

But that’s not all. All four major schools of Sunni and all three major schools of Shia teach that people who leave Islam must be killed for their apostasy. This comes, of course, from their holy books. There is a credible tradition in Islam that says that there are three specific reasons someone may be killed: murder, adultery, or leaving Islam (apostasy). See Quran 4:89 and 9:5, 12. In Bukhari 9.84.57 we find that Muhammad simply stated, “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.” Read it for yourself here:


Is this what Islam means by justice? Can you imagine these things ever happening in Christianity? For a further comparison of Islam and Christianity, go here. Be sure to “like” and “share” the site:

Islam vs. Christianity




Obama’s Bathroom Memes (FUNNY)

May 18, 2016

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Why I’m Not a Liberal

October 18, 2014

My biggest complaint against liberalism is that it exists in a utopian dream world in which the facts are largely ignored. Just some examples:

• On the social issues of abortion and homosexuality, the science is unambiguously against liberalism. Abortion takes the life of an innocent person. On homosexuality, there is no gay gene. Even so, marriage is not about love or rights of adults; it is about procreation and children. The evidence consistently points to children doing better in a home with a mom and a dad. And promiscuous anal sex, which is the norm in the gay lifestyle, results in all sorts of pathologies. (Get over it. These are the facts.)

• Liberals just conveniently ignore that the war on poverty is a complete failure. We have more people in poverty and on food stamps than ever. I say again—it’s a failure!

• Redistribution of wealth is illusory. It is theft. And it damages the incentive of both the recipient and the ones from whom the wealth is taken. You just cannot lift someone up by bringing someone else down. Indeed, the opposite is true: You bring up the working class by stimulating and enhancing the entrepreneurial class. Further, true compassion is personal and voluntary, not confiscation by the heavy hand of the state. Listen to me, my liberal friends. The economy is not a pie to be divided up. Economics is about growing the whole pie. Class warfare is not the answer.

• Liberals pretend that deficit spending doesn’t matter. It’s like drugs. It feels great for a while, but the eventual pain is worse than the temporary high.

• Many liberals tend to think that all worldviews and religions are more-or-less equal. They are not. Secular humanism, progressive socialism, and Islamism are far more likely to breed inequality and injustice than biblical Christianity. Evil exists. The liberal mantra “can’t we just all get along” is a dangerous failure to see the truth. Islam, in particular uses liberals in the West as useful idiots to push their radical agenda.

• Liberals think that government is the answer to every problem. Wrong again. Free individuals interacting under the rule of law has solved more problems and created more enduring benefits for society than any government bureaucracy.


Hilarious but Scary Quotes from Liberals

September 27, 2014


Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) wonders if Guam will tip over by adding troops: Guam.

Ezekiel Emanuel (architect of ObamaCare) said human life after age 75 is worthless (“leeches and takers”): Leeches.

Al Gore (almost President) said he created the Internet and predicted the north polar ice cap would be gone by 2014: Internet and North Pole.

Bill Clinton (actually WAS President): “It depends on what the meaning of the word is is”: Is is.

Nancy Pelosi (speaker of the House) said we have to pass the Health Care bill to find out what is in it: Discovery.

John Conyers (Chairman of House Judiciary Committee) wonders why anyone would read the Health Care bill: Blind Fold Me.

B. Hussein Obama (commander in chief) said that understanding human life in the womb is “above my pay grade”: Pay Grade

B. Hussein Obama (liar in chief) said that with ObamaCare your premiums will drop 3,000 percent: Magic

Rosie O’Donnel (entertainer) says not to fear terrorists, they’re just mom’s and dads: Really?

Anthony Weiner (pervert Congressman) thanked his parents for his moral values: That Really Is My Name.

Maxine Waters (D-CA) would nationalize every every oil company and thinks Sharia Law is compatible with U.S. Law: Just Like Venezuela and Ignorant.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) says border crisis is not a national security threat, but Rodney King was a “great philosopher”: Border and Rodney.

Congressional Black Caucus recommended Sheila Jackson Lee as next Homeland Security Secretary: Safety First.

Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary) said that granting amnesty will encourage terrorists to come forward: Turn Themselves In.

Sheryl Crow (musician/environmentalist) wants to put a limit on sheets of toilet paper used: Toilet Training.

Whoopi Goldberg (The View hostess) said Roman Polanski’s sin was not “rape-rape”: Rape Rape.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (son of former Attorney General) calls for jailing climate change skeptics: Muzzle ‘Em.

Marion Barry (druggie mayor of DC) said that aside from the murders, DC has a low crime rate (and other marvelous things): Murder Ain’t a Crime.

Ed Schultz (liberal commentator) encourages liberals to vote more than once: Cheat.

Michelle Obama (lunchroom policewoman) was never proud of her country before her husband got elected: Patriot.

Michael Bloomberg (soft drink policeman of New York) tried to get big soft drinks banned in New York, apparently forgetting that customers could just buy two drinks instead of one: Oh Please!

Joe Biden (Vice President)—too many funny comments to count: Bidenisms.


Andrew Mellon: A Study in Conservative American History

September 14, 2014



The story of Andrew Mellon (1855-1937) is lab in American conservatism. There are at least three reasons: (1) his business success, (2) his political acumen, and (3) his philanthropy.

Business Success. He became one of the richest men in America through successful business ventures across numerous industries. His businesses gave jobs to tens of thousands of Americans while advancing the economy.

Political Success. He served as Secretary of the Treasury from 1921 to 1932 under three presidents: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. Working with President Coolidge, Mellon was instrumental in reviving the country from the depression of 1920-21. Unlike the later big government tactics of FDR in the 1930’s—which dragged the Great Depression on for a decade—the Mellon/Coolidge plan reduced the burden of government and brought a quick end to the depression of 1920-21. This ushered in the fabulously successful Roaring Twenties. The Mellon/Coolidge plan cut the top income tax rate from 77 to 24 percent, which helped put large fortunes back into the economy. And under their leadership, the federal debt was cut from $22 billion to $17 billion.

Philanthropy. He was active in numerous philanthropic endeavors. The biggest was a $50 million gift of art and funding for the establishment of the National Gallery of Art in Washington in 1937. Mellon refused to have his name associated with the gift. This is a demonstration how private wealth is important for cultural good.

The Coolidge/Mellon legacy is a study of how effective limited government can be compared to liberal big-government meddling in the economy. FDR believed that you could raise up the lower class by bringing down the rich. But, liberal-progressivism proved to be a total failure. (Too bad modern progressives refuse to learn this lesson from history.)

Mellon became a target of FDR’s despicable class warfare in both taxation policy and lawsuit harassment. Mellon was exonerated in FDR’s attempt to entrap the former Treasury Secretary for tax evasion.

For more on this remarkable story, see:


Also highly recommended is the book THE FORGOTTEN MAN by Amity Shlaes.


The Great Society: In Ferguson, MO

August 27, 2014


Welcome. We have arrived in the Great Society foisted on us by liberals from FDR to LBJ, who holds title to the vision. It is marked by:

  • a race-based underclass with 13-18% black unemployment and 109 million people overall on welfare across the country
  •  broad disrespect for the legal process and institutions such as the church
  • lawlessness in school classrooms and on our streets
  • 78% of the homes in the ghettos with children are fatherless

As we slouch toward Gomorrah, there is a segment of our society—increasingly affecting all of our culture—that has no concept of objective moral values or delayed gratification so important for progress. It is a culture that confuses poverty with indolence, statesmanship with politics, rights with demands, and truth with expediency.

I make no judgment against either party to the most unfortunate death of the young black man in Ferguson. I trust justice to prevail. But the aftermath of the incident deserves judgment—including the comments by the Democrat governor of Missouri and the U.S. attorney general who essentially committed jury tampering, and the outrageous response by others like Al Sharpton who foment division, racism, and lawlessness.

As Milton Friedman said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”

Liberals, YOU and your utopian ideologies are the cause of this mess.

There are three great threats to our way of life: (1) Progressive Socialism, (2) Secular Humanism, and (3) Radical Islamism.

Liberalism embraces the first two of these and is soft on the third. WAKE UP AMERICA.


The author, Charles Meek, is Off Grid Blogger. He is also the editor of FaithFacts.org, one of the oldest Christian apologetics sites on the internet. He may be reached at offgridblogger@msn.com.


Lincoln and Obama: Two Tyrants

February 24, 2014

Few people understand how lawless Abraham Lincoln was in propagating our country’s biggest nightmare—the Civil War. And not enough people sense the parallel of Obama’s emerging lawlessness.

Lincoln achieved his political aims by bullying—rather than effective, innovative solutions and negotiations. Here are some facts:

  • Lincoln closed more than 300 newspapers that disagreed with him.
  • He arrested members of state legislatures, preventing them from debating the secession issue.
  • He ordered military trials for citizens when civilian courts were available. Many of these trials resulted in hangings.
  • Operating as a military dictator, Lincoln spent millions not authorized by the Congress.
  • He suspended the writ of habeas corpus, a law that prevents people from being imprisoned without due process. This suspension, along with the military tribunals, resulted in the imprisonment of 14,000 war opponents illegally. (For comparison, Mussolini is reported to have jailed around 2,000 people.)
  • When Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney ruled Lincoln’s suspension of the writ unconstitutional, amazingly, Lincoln ordered Taney arrested! But the United States Marshal’s office refused to make the arrest without a valid arrest warrant. However, due to the political situation at the time, the writ was never officially restored until Andrew Johnson’s tenure.
  • The cruelty of the Northern generals Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan was authorized by Lincoln. The wanton cruelty toward civilian life and property made Lincoln clearly guilty of war crimes.
  • His dishonorable prosecution of the war is responsible for the failure to re-assimilate the South after the war, and left bitterness for a hundred years. The Ku Klux Klan is certainly a result of this bitterness.
  •  Lincoln signed the order approving the hanging of 39 Sioux Indians, for dubious reasons. This was the only mass hanging in American history.
  • Lincoln was a liar, changing his message to suit the audience and his political objectives.

This is all presented in an amazing book by Charles Adams entitled, When in the Course of Human Events. Adams concludes, as any reasonable man would, that Lincoln should have been impeached. The war would thus have not progressed to its devastating conclusion. And slavery, which was clearly on its way out anyway, would have ended without the loss of 630,000 American lives.

So, how is this relevant today? Is it not ironic that a black president is potentially taking us down a path of a constitutional crisis not seen since Lincoln? History never repeats itself exactly. But the parallels should be apparent to anyone willing to see them.


Is Secession Any Closer?

February 17, 2014

I sense that anger is building among the states as the federal government continues to encroach on states’ rights. Healthcare, traditional marriage, and other issues are irritating leaders in many states. Sooner or later a state is going to stand up and tell the federal government to go to hell.

What might secession look like? I have a website that is dedicated to this proposition:


Here I offer some ideas to get people thinking about how we could go it alone here in Texas. I also address standard objections to secession.

By the way, at least one poll has shown that we are close to a majority of Texans being willing to consider secession.

All it will take is a few brave leaders like America has been blessed with in our history. Men like Davy Crockett. In case you have forgotten,  Davy Crockett was one of those true statesmen of history. He was elected as a representative from Tennessee to the US Congress. Crockett spent his entire career fighting and defending real individual liberty and the abuses of the US Congress violating the Constitution. In 1835 in a fury of anger, David Crockett rose on the floor of Congress, when Congress again was violating the Constitution, and cried out:

 “Ya’ll can go to hell, I’m goin‘ to Texas!”

Crockett died fighting for liberty at the Alamo in 1836. God bless Davy Crockett and men of principle in our history like him.