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Chris Christie Goes From Unpopular to Despised With Latest Gaffe
"Was but spanky was kind of the leader of so you can imagine what Chris Christie went through as kid any would honestly who's as wide as he is tall but I don't say that to demean people who have weight issues I have weight issues constantly trying to lose weight I just lost believe it or not I've lost I was 237 pounds mr. it is six feet tall I'm down to 231 I want to get to 220 and that's it my wife says 185 I said not in this lifetime that ain't happening but it was my Christie understanding had the band you know in the tummy and all the rest of it and he's got a I think an issue he's got an issue so of self -confidence so he overcompensates for mark since when did you become a psychologist isn't everybody a psychologist do I have to go to school to be a psychologist and you psychologists who support the show there's no offense I'm sit there and listen with that weird look on your face excuse me that would be a liberal psychologist none of you in the audience all right anyway but Christie's not running to be president because he wants to be a statesman because he wants to be a leader because he has an essential agenda for the nation Christie will not be president he couldn't get elected governor again in New Jersey of his life depended on he's very unpopular but he's reached the point from unpopular to despise and of course like most cards he won't come on this program that's alright but I want you to listen to this he's on CNN and here's what you need to understand most of Sunday these shows except for Shannon Breen of course the lowest of the low lives go on these Sunday shows the lowest of the love the Romney's Romney was under he won't vote for Vivek or Trump he'd vote for Biden instead who asked him who cares well CBS cares Friday I guess they did the reason Romney's not running again is he couldn't get elected in the most Republican or one of the most Republican country we call it Utah so here he is this was Dana Bash there was an IQ of a lobster boiled Dana Bash can anybody tell me why Dana Bash has a program anybody raise raise your hand nobody raises their hand all the intrigue that goes on or used to go on behind the scenes at CNN this one dating this one this one marrying this one this one cheating on this one not Dana I'm not talking about her but all kinds of people there that that that day of course let's listen to this cut five go governor I want to ask about the spike in hate against Jews in the United States you told you the New York Times that you believe former President Donald Trump's quote intolerance for everybody has contributed to the surge in anti -semitism and Islamophobia stop stop here stop here I told you when I thought of what Joe Scarborough said you what the former senator from saying the slob and now Christie that the reason we have all this anti -semitism in America and even Islamophobia is because of Donald Trump literally so in a handful of days on MSNBC Trump wants to execute people Trump Trump is worse than Hitler and Mussolini then we go to CNN and we listen to the Cape Mayorka Chris Christie remember the the remember empty the beach I talked about that Mr. Brutus remember the sperm whale he and the little ones and the wifey beach the beach is cleared out but there he is the sperm whale all by himself of course Christie is a member he doesn't get that decide I get to decide whether he's a member I get to decide whether he's a member he's a member of Fatties United or FU so FU Chris and there he is saying that Trump is responsible go ahead when you show intolerance towards everyone which is what he does yeah you give permission as a leader for others to have their intolerance come out and so you know intolerance towards anyone encourages intolerance towards everyone and that's exactly what's going on he's not qualified to be president he's not qualified to be anything we have a real problem in this country with anti -semitism and to lay that on Trump I can give you an arm's -long list of the things Trump did for the state of Israel and to protect Jewish people in this country I can't tell you thing one Chris Christie has ever done that said we have a real problem with Jew haters in this country with tenured professors were people coming into this country with open border people carrying the Hamas they flag hate Trump they're not gonna vote for Trump for president they're gonna vote for Biden you you and so for this slob to go on CNN and say what says he he just playing to a very small niche out there ladies and gentlemen small niche out there he's running very very hard in one state New Hampshire he's incoming second maybe tip the the scales a little bit and then everybody you start talking about Chris Christie great
Fresh update on "jew" discussed on Mark Levin
"Out of my mouth he told me that whoever is Jewish remains Jewish whoever is Muslim remains Muslim whoever's Christian remains Christian but I didn't accept that Nissim understood my intentions and set me up a meeting with Arabinite and so forth and so on he is telling the world that it's not as Jake Tapper says that it's not as Wolf Blitzer says that it's not as John Karl of ABC says it's not as all these people say that there's not a dime's worth of difference between Hamas the Palestinians Hamas is Palestinian Islamic Jihad of Palestine is Palestinian Fatah is Palestinian they're all in involved terrorism and I read you that survey done by an Arab operation that said over 80 % of the Palestinians supported October 7th why now can't we admit that why can't we admit that I didn't make it up so there's a huge problem there is a huge problem and so the Democrat Party's answer is that Israel has to give over one -third of its ass mind you it's indigenous lands going back 4 ,000 years to the moderate Palestinians the PLO that was founded by Arafat and same with Gaza and that's the reward the IDF and the Israelis and their dead soldiers and their dead citizens get if they defeat Hamas they lose their country you and now the blackmail by the Democrat Party from Biden is open and public we should condition all support for Israel on Israel doing what we tell them to do an effort led by self -hating secular Jews like Bernie Sanders a Marxist not only him by the way a lot of other rotten people in other faiths as well like Joe Biden these so -called practicing Catholic who believes in abortion on demand I'll be right back on 77 W ABC is a paid commercial announcement this is an urgent news alert from the International Fellowship Christians of and Jews the people of Israel are at war president and CEO of the fellowship yeah Alex Dean I'm coming to you today to say we need your help now we need emergency supplies on the ground in Israel now Bishop Paul Lanier chairman of the US board for the fellowship my assignment yours is to help give and to provide food it's medicine important it really matters and I'm asking you now with all that I can say please give with an emergency gift today of just $45 to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews you'll help provide emergency medical needs water food bomb shelter construction and much more please call now 800 811 17 that's 800 -938 -1117 Patrick was way behind on his IRS taxes I was in way over my head the somewhere total amount just ended up being over $30 ,000 $30 ,000 then the IRS came to collect started getting letter after letter the lien had been filed against me and they were gonna basically like hang me and out completely to dry he had to do something that's when I reached out to Optima tax relief Patrick's life quickly got a lot easier it was very easy pretty much hands -off you know they picked up the ball and ran with it and how'd it go I couldn't believe it I had to ask like two or three times I saved an incredible amount of money how does Patrick feel about Optima couldn't be happier they definitely helped me Optima tax relief the best place to call they're the best in the business do what Patrick did and call Optima tax relief for a free consultation call 800 346 1213 800 346 1213 800 346 1213 Optima tax relief testimonial from an actual client some restrictions apply for complete details please visit Optima tax relief com and paid for by case legal media attention Marines military personnel families and contractors who were stationed at Camp Lejeune were you present at Camp Lejeune between August 1953 and December of 1987 you may be entitled to significant compensation for nearly 34 years those on the
The Surprising Divide Within Jewish Community
"If you're not a faithful Jew if you don't really believe that and you just believe that it's an ethnicity then you fit in with the left -wing Democrat Party just as certain Catholics would or certain Protestants would or certain other people do and the reason is if you don't get real faith out of Judaism or real faith out of Catholicism or real faith out of Judaism then the faith you hold is the faith in government that in the Democrat Party and this is why Mises was talking everybody about talks like Marxists now you listen to the left whether they're Jews or otherwise they all sound like Marxists and so the secularization of the solely ethnic Jewish people as opposed to the Jewish people who are recognize themselves as both an ethnicity and a faith has led to a great divide within the which Jewish community is why you have a guy like Thomas Friedman over writing here in the United States in the New York Times trashing Netanyahu and his unity government over and over and over again for the right -wing extremist religious parties quote unquote you'll get that from the Democrat Party you'll get that from the American media you'll get that from the Biden administration these extremist religious Jews that's what they call them there's never an extremist Marxist whether they're Americans whatever their faith that no no no and here's the piece in Axios by Andrew Solynder little over a week ago scoop Jewish Democrats lead push for Gaza fuel shipments now why would Jewish Democrats be leading the fuel the
Fresh update on "jew" discussed on Mark Levin
"Have in this conflict and also to understand anti -semitism is at a peak in this country right now and parents are concerned about their kids being out in the community you can do all of that you can say you run in your mouth like get diarrhea mouth. Does he sound like he's committed to the United States and if so Israel would only go to war and not harm any innocent people quote -unquote that's what we need and Hamas targets innocent people both Israelis and Palestinians and so this is the mantra now ladies and It's funny I warned an Israeli official about this a few years back I said with immigration going as is it in our country the student visas and the population growth and the Jews becoming a smaller and smaller minority and the Palestinian other Muslim communities getting bigger and bigger and bigger Israel's going to lose any leverage it may have had even with Democrats with Jews in their congressional districts that's exactly what's happening this this is so black and white this is so good versus evil and look at this mess is Chris Murphy Democrat Connecticut cut 12 go my sense is that though the Israeli people may not be planning to have Netanyahu as their prime minister for the long run they are still united in their belief that there has to be and accountability my hope is that when they do go to the polls that they choose leadership that is going to make good on the only future that guarantees the survival of a Jewish state in the Middle East and that is a Palestinian state there you go there you go and to they're going trash Netanyahu because he he's not he's not bending over backwards go ahead Netanyahu believed that you could ignore the Palestinians that you could try to wash their desires for a state and ultimately that would bring peace to the region of Israel okay thanks for nothing then we have a so -called moderate representative rogue kahana you know these guys are all on the weekend they're pushing their propaganda the media are pushing their propaganda there's a not dime's worth of difference between what you're hearing and Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper and Andrea Mitchell and the whole rest of them go ahead cut 13 you see the celebrations in the West Bank with people waving palace Hamas Hamas flags Hamas flags chanting slogans for Hamas is Hamas really diminished I mean they I mean Israel wants to eliminate Hamas sounds like a fraction of their fighters killed but what about what about their political support their military capability has been diminished with the bombing in northern Gaza but their political support and sometimes actually increases every time you have images of children and women killed that's why there has to be a diplomatic solution until alright all thanks a lot for nothing these guys will get us all killed I'm going to read you something because I finally was able to find it during the break I thought I was anyway I can get rid of this ad mr. here hold on America stick with me there it is Jerusalem pose guys and who escaped Israel converted to Judaism shares a story this is remarkable quoting Gaza there are no citizens who oppose Hamas listen if necessary they will murder Jews Christians and even Muslims says Doris Shekhar 46 in interview an with Ma 'ariv born in Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip as Haman Abu Shaba who escaped the Israel converted and now lives in Israel according to Shikhar quote in Gaza there are affiliated they are affiliated with organizations like Hamas Islamic Jihad fatah Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and others all these organizations support the killing of Jews some of these organizations have infiltrated the Gaza Strip this is a religious war they want to take over the entire world so that puts everything into context and he's not the only one to say this the son of the former founder of Hamas says the same thing that he escaped he converted to Christianity this guy escaped he converted to Judaism but he says the Palestinians belong to one of these organizations or another nobody's innocent obviously the children but you know what he means you don't hear that on CNN you didn't hear that in a single Sunday show on the clips that I just played for you and they want to give them a state the Democrats as a child shakar learned the Jews were murderers who took his ancestors land and that he needed to fight them he said I remember once Israeli soldiers joined us for a soccer game in the neighborhood I was maybe six years old after this game a soldier called me placed something in my hand and closed it for me after a few seconds my I opened hand and I saw candy I opened it and it was tasty I took the wrapper home and showed it my to father because I wanted him to buy me such candies my father asked me where I got this wrapper and I told him I got from the Jews from the soldiers he got up and in his anger he warned me not to take anything from them time next because the soldiers could poison it he said at the age of seven Shaqar recalled having a teacher new at school who said that there would be a special lesson that day Shaqar was happy because he thought the teacher would teach teach them to become doctors but the teacher started talking and said the Jews were murderers of children men women and the elderly he said quote the Jews took your grandfather's land and you might fight for it and whoever dies will be martyr a and go to paradise he also said the Jews had three legs it was unsettling to receive such indoctrination at such a young age especially from an authoritative figure quote exactly at that moment I didn't feel good my happiness turned into a nightmare and I told the teacher that I didn't feel well he slapped me on the cheek and took me to the principal's office the principal asked me to stand facing the wall and gave me a slap with a rubber hose and it burned he demanded that my father come to school with me the next day my father came with me to school and went into the principal's office he scolded me and told me that that I needed to kill Jews question is it possible your father was influenced by the ideology of the terrorists which was accurate during that period or did he genuinely believe in what he was taught did your father ever change his views my father worked in Israel for 27 even bed with and all that time in Israel at home he advocated for the murder of Jews even in the school books it was written that we should behave this way because Jews took the land from the Palestinians when I got home I saw that my father had a hung rope from the ceiling excuse me and threatened to me hang he also let a gas stove there and threatened to burn me my mother was not allowed to intervene despite his father's threat shakar did not align with his father's demand said it's like the story of our for father Abraham in hindsight it's like the biblical instruction of God to Abraham lech lecha go from forth your native land in your father's house to the land that I will show you I feel like a messenger the Jewish people my mission is to warn Jews of dangers we're all messengers of this world the age of 11 He was exposed to Israelis when he boarded a bus to Israel without his parents knowledge He was said curious I to see those Jews with three legs I arrived at 6 30 in the morning and saw a couple walking they passed me by look closely searching for the third leg he said towards evening returned I home and saw my father was strange because he was supposed to come back on Thursday he asked me where I'd been and I told him with the sheep he told me don't lie but he punished me he just told he but he didn't he just told me to go to sleep he knew I'd been to Israel because the people on the bus those who recognized him told him the next day told me with him to the construction site where he worked he allowed me to prepare concrete and carried in buckets along a long distance was very very heavy but it didn't matter to him when Shekhar was 12 his took father him to work with him in construction when he was 13 he ran away from home and didn't return to the Gaza Strip age until of the 19 and a half found a job as a security guard at a construction project in Israel where he met Nissim who would later become his adoptive father Shekhar is their family and he's in touch with both families but he said he's an angel for me he's my father people like him cannot be found that's why I said we're all as far as I'm concerned God sent me a messenger later he and his wife taught me to read and write Hebrew taught they me to love afterward Nissim invited him to celebrate the Passover Seder with him and his family Shekhar decided to become Jewish I told him I wanted to be Jewish wait what did you say and I repeated the words he was surprised by what came
The Differences in Political Ideologies Over Time
"Issue, there is a vast divide between the two. So then when you push it out or to the extremes and those that are willing to engage in hate, that's that's the problem is you probably have more people. Regardless of ideology, they get pushed to those places because they've grown up in a society in which there has been a larger divide. And that tends to breed more of that behavior. And I think that is an important contextual element in this conversation as well. But so sorry for your loss and appreciate the call. Let's go to Ken in Welcome to the show. Well, you know, Brian, I just want to say thanks for the show. It's been very good tonight. What I wanted to ask was please refresh my memory regarding the entire Palestinian area. In other words, the place that was called Palestine. Was it not the 1917 Balfour Declaration that the British were given a mandate that they were supposed to make sure that basically most of that area was supposed to go to the Jews is because of what happened during the wars and the fact that bringing them home to their homeland. There is no Palestine per se, which is better. It was called that.
Fresh update on "jew" discussed on Mark Levin
"Democrats? It's the wrong 95 % of Orthodox The real issue is the divide within the Jewish community just as there is divide in the Catholic community and Protestant communities and so forth but I want to address this as a Jew can address it for themselves Protestants for themselves Muslims for themselves but I'll dress in my way Thank you. you will not find Let me put it to you this way Judaism is both an ethnicity and a faith But if you're not a faithful Jew if you don't really believe that and you just believe that it's an ethnicity then you fit in with the left -wing Democrat Party just as certain Catholics would or certain Protestants would or certain other people do and the reason is if you don't get real faith out of Judaism or real faith out of Catholicism or real faith out of Judaism then the faith you hold is the faith in government that in the Democrat Party and this is why Mises was talking everybody about talks like Marxists now you listen to the left whether they're Jews or otherwise they all sound like Marxists and so the secularization of the solely ethnic Jewish people as opposed to the Jewish people who are recognize themselves as both an ethnicity and a faith has led to a great divide within the which Jewish community is why you have a guy like Thomas Friedman over writing here in the United States in the New York Times trashing Netanyahu and his unity government over and over and over again for the right -wing extremist religious parties quote unquote you'll get that from the Democrat Party you'll get that from the American media you'll get that from the Biden administration these extremist religious Jews that's what they call them there's never an extremist Marxist whether they're Americans whatever their faith that no no no and here's the piece in Axios by Andrew Solynder little over a week ago scoop Jewish Democrats lead push for Gaza fuel shipments now why would Jewish Democrats be leading the fuel the push for fuel for shipments to Gaza because regardless they're Democrats of how they were born regardless of their ethnicity this is why Thomas Friedman despises Israel unless Israel does what he demands that Israel does same with Anthony Blinken I'm trying to explain this to the broader audience here says dozens of House Democrats led by their Jewish are colleagues calling for the Biden administration to press Israel to allow fuel shipments to Gaza Axios has learned specifically talking about this Marxist Jamie Raskin whose dad was big -time Marxist Susan Weil Democrat Pennsylvania and Jan Schakowsky another Marxist out Illinois and it goes on Mark so why did Jewish but I told you why because they're born Jews and They'll maybe show up at the high holidays, and maybe you know they'll know a few prayers, but it's not part of their That is the faith is not part of their being how do I know this because I was raised Does reform Jew I know what I'm talking And most of those reporting in the media who get very very angry with With me are of this mentality in this background. This is who they are This is who they are they are self hating And really what they're pushing is the Democrat Party agenda whatever Biden says whatever Biden wants Whatever Blinken says whatever Blinken wants Thomas Friedman and all that that's what they're promoting so it's not a big deal to use Hamas statistics So what? What's the big deal To have this moral equivalency When you abandon your faith when you abandon morality things as simple as the Ten Mammoth's Or the Torah Or for other faiths whatever it is Then you're nothing more than a political apparatchik. That's it Identify as a Democrat Right? A Democrat as I identify as a Marxist I Democrat as a leftist I identify as a this identifies of that I'm not part of this extremist right -wing religious cult these different different parties and so forth That's why faithful Catholics when they talk about Portion they have the Joe Biden types of the Nancy Pelosi types. Oh they will They will acknowledge holidays. They'll get ashes put on their forehead they'll do they'll go through the motions Believe believe in what what do they believe in government what they believe in It's just about it So there's There's many things. It's got different levels. It's a bit complicated that you see playing out with Israel here and With Blinken Thomas Friedman They hate for Netanyahu Why they join forces where they have black A radical left -wing former and failed prime minister or the new Ehud Barak Lapid You see that too Sanders I Saw one report I Think it was Friday by one reporter who said The Bernie Sanders says aid to Israel Must be conditioned now. They can't just get a blank check We got a condition aid to Israel and the reporter said The Jewish member of the Senate Bernie Sanders despises Orthodox Jews Despises them. He's a Marxist He's a Marxist it's why the commingling of us Palestine in Palestinians I'm gonna read something to you if I can find it fast enough and Let's see here Trying to find it They won't be able to in time Just bear with me America. Let's see here Well, I Put even it though I tried but I want to remind you at this Point the kitty Pavlich writes the other day at town hall great site a reminder about how Bill Clinton And she writes in the aftermath of the heinous October 7 Hamas Attack against Israeli civilians the Biden administration and European leaders have But a solution while the elites and faraway countries advocate for a Palestinian state former President Bill Clinton reminds the world this proposal has been rejected time and time again. I don't you Have that audio do we rich it was in the article and he As Hamas is really smart When they decide to rocket Israel, they Continuate themselves in the hospitals and the schools and the highly populous areas. I Killed myself to give Palestine a state he said I had a deal they turned down I had a deal they turned down that would have given them all of Gaza Between 96 and 97 percent of the West Bank Israel you name it.
If You're a Marxist, You Cannot Be a Practicing Jew
"I just saw a report where Bernie Sanders is demanding that any aid to Israel will be conditioned on basically destroying Israel and in in that that report they said Bernie Sanders is Jewish. Jenny Raskin is quoted all over the place and Jenny Raskin as well as another cabal of Marxists in the house who are Jewish are demanding that Israel unilaterally cease firing a guy by the name of Noam Chomsky In my view as a Marxist he helped form one of these Jewish groups that you see on the Capitol month or so ago and so forth and they're Jewish by birth but they're not Jewish in any other way. If a guy called Thomas Friedman at the New York Times I'm going to talk a little bit more about him here who writes these unhinged columns When he writes them about Israel they all have the same thread. It's repetitive. It's almost illiterate. Yet he gets these Pulitzer Prizes. That the state of Israel shouldn't exist as it exists now that if you like anybody but radicals to that government then the governments are legitimate and should be overthrown and on and on and on. The same Thomas Friedman who was going to go If you're a Marxist or if you embrace Marxism in one in certain form or another. You cannot And Marx writes about violent revolutions. know their revolutions. the status quo. Most Marxists are also anti -Semites. He might say but some of them are Jews. I mean, Mark, you just talked about Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders is one of the leading Israel haters in our country. Noam Chomsky on the destruction of Israel. Jamie Raskin's father Marcus was very close to the old Soviet Union and I would argue he was a communist.
Fresh update on "jew" discussed on Mark Levin
"Want to get to some things of the involving Trump because they're under the radar and they need to be right at eye level. What they're trying to do to him and what they're saying about him which is despicable. But before we get to that I have a minute left in this segment that the next segment is very important. Remember I explained to you that people question is Judaism an ethnicity or religion of faith. And the correct answer is it's both. But for the self -hating secular Jews it's not ethnicity. That's why they despise the Hasidim. why That's they despise the Orthodox Jews. That's why they despise so many who are Jewish, know nothing about them, are completely alien from them I'm quite serious and as my wife likes to say their real faith is the Democrat Party. And why is that important? Let's talk about AMAC the Association of Mature American Citizens. Folks these are trying times. Everything is expensive. But AMAC can help you and your family discover some savings. You can save from 10 to 65 percent on cell phones and plants, vision, dental, prescription drugs, travel and lodging, movie tickets, food and dining and more. Go to amac
Blinken Is Exploiting the War Against Israel
"Don't understand this us they're they telling support Hamas they voted for Hamas we believe in Palestinian led governance of Gaza with Gaza unified with the West Bank okay Gaza unified with the West Bank so now you're going to take all of Judea and Samaria Israel's ancestral land, the Jewish people's ancestral land, and hand it to the Palestinians now keep in mind if Blinken has its way they'll be handing this to the very people who tried to slaughter the Jews just six weeks ago so in other words their terrorism will Gaza's reconstruction must be supported with a sustained mechanism we also underscored America's firm opposition to actions that would undermine efforts to build lasting peace and security no possible displacement of Palestinian civilians from Gaza not now not after the fighting so let's stop there that was Egypt's land, not Palestinian land so just following this now the Palestinians have a forever right to it because it was given to them in 2005 by the Israelis so now it's theirs Israel, nothing's permanent. And I want to remind you after War World II there was a denazification of Germany there was a an effort to it change the cultural belief system in Japan and other places you don't just win wars and then give the land to the loser and then it will do better things you've got an entire culture going from when the Palestinians are babies all the way till whatever age they are And what Blinken's saying is we're not going to address that. disaster. He goes no reoccupation of Gaza after the conflict. I got to thinking somebody like this guy? He's a bureaucrat. longtime He worked for Joe Biden when Biden was a senator. He was a Senate staffer. Poison Ivy League you know courses and so forth and now he's here and he's telling the whole world what's going to happen. Nobody's elected him. He says no reoccupation of Gaza after the conflict. No attempt to blockade or besiege Gaza. There's no reduction in the territory of Gaza, no use of Gaza as a platform for terrorism or other violent acts, and no tolerating the use of the West Bank to carry out such attacks. What does this even mean?
Fresh update on "jew" discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"This is that's why I told you this is so rich. I debated Alan Dershowitz 20 years ago on the radio before Trump, before he was hated by liberals. I interviewed him on your show about a month ago. And good for you and good for him. And he said to me, it was very interesting. I obviously remember it from a long time ago, he said, Dennis, I respect you, which he does. That was given, but he prefaced it, you know, you know how much I respect you and so on. But nevertheless, I am, I think I am, at least in this sense, a better person than you. Because I will do the right thing, even though I don't believe God will punish or reward me. Fascinating. And that is a very common atheist or agnostic argument against the argument you just offered or I offer. And I've been thinking about it for 20 years. So, it's so worthy, it doesn't get more important than this. So is he, let us say, I believe Alan Dershowitz would have left a note to, that he scratched the car. And he doesn't, and he claims to have no belief that there is a judging God. I don't believe him. I think he thinks that on a conscious level. He went to the exact same religious Jewish school that I did in Brooklyn, New York, just a few years ahead of me. You don't go through that education and think there's no God who judges people. Even if you claim you're an atheist later, it's too deep. But okay, let us say, let's even say on a conscious level, I believe him. So it is a very interesting question about who is better, which I don't give a damn. I only give a damn whether you do good, not why you do good. If somebody rescued Jews, there weren't many, but there were, after all, non-Jews who hid Jews during the Holocaust, at the risk of their lives in many cases. If they did it because they thought God judges them, or they did it because they thought, oh, the brotherhood of man, I'm listening to Beethoven's 9th about joy and brotherhood, what's the difference? A good act is a good act. You're a hero or you're a non-hero, no matter what. Vast numbers of people believe in God and it hasn't had any moral impact on their lives. Let's be honest. So my first answer to Alan Dershowitz's argument is in real life, if there is no reward and punishment, he would acknowledge pure moral anarchy would prevail in the world. If the police went on strike, Alan Dershowitz would stay home behind a locked door. He would not venture out to go to the market, to go to a restaurant. The restaurant would be closed.
If the Left Is Freaking Out, It's Almost Certainly Good for Us
"Got another one of my kind of not golden rules but let's call this a silver rule always measure what should be your level of concern about something by watching the left's freak out if the left freaks out about something is almost a hundred percent chance it's good for us put in Javier Malay mi le I put his name in Twitter the left is losing their minds at this guy won because they understand like they did in the Reagan Revolution with with Pope John Paul with like Melissa they understand that this stuff spreads and it's almost like a good viral contagion that when freedom spreads it's hard to stop and what is the left hate more than anything well obviously freedom they freaked out when Netanyahu wanted to shut down the judiciary overzealous in Israel that means to you you should say well that's probably a good thing they're reining this stuff in around the world millet wins in Argentina the left's losing their minds which means what applying again a rule about this you should say well this is a good thing we support the left freaked out about the right starting to take back some power in Germany of course what did the left do what they always do anytime the right wins any election sure the Nazis are back that's what they do every time because I remember everyone to the left is a Nazi despite Jim despite actual Nazis that hate Jews they love those as long as you say stop the occupation first you can say whatever you want ever kill the Jews whether you say stock you the up can't stop the egg which okay but if you're a Trump supporter you go you know I love free markets and I hate high -techs see that's a Nazi that's a this is how crazy these people were dealing with or Finland Sweden look what's happening in Spain I don't want to get overexcited folks well you can tell him jump in today's show because I'm really like stoked to get back on the air Friday no off good was for me it should have been there but Vince coordination screen you see what's happening in Spain there is a revolution going on in Spain right now we'll get into the whole details of the story but the bottom line is a left -leaning communist didn't have enough seats to take power in their system so we combined forces with a bunch of secessionist which is a big no -no is trying to like split the country up and the Spanish people
Biden's Climate Obsession Blinds Intelligence
"To its intelligence advisory board a task for the tracks national security issues and executive orders that required the intelligence community to assess security risk posed by climate change may have contributed America's to failure to spot Hamas' planning beforehand. Hamas has been planning the attack for over a according year to reports. This world faces unprecedented threats from the Biden administration. The Biden administration is shifting intelligence and defense assets to focus on climate change. And while that was happening in the United States, in Israel Ehud Barak had been leading a three -year coup should Netanyahu win the prime ministership again and build a coalition for three years with the help of the Democrat Party in the United States, with the help of the New York Times Thomas and Friedman, with the help of J Street and other organizations of self -hating Jews, the Jewish vote, and by the way an attorney by Noam Chomsky. Look him up. See who he is. I do my homework. The media do not. While they were leading a coup, while they were leading a revolution, while they were leading a civil war against
Outrageous Stalker Attacks Religious Jews for Their Traditions
"So I, minding my own business, I posted it on my social sites. Then along comes this stalker, who obviously has nothing to do with her life, hanging on the looking at. And what does she say? Well, what do you call her, Mr. British? She retweets or responds to my quote, quote, treated Now her. in 2010, as the New York Post points out, she considers herself to be a deeply religious Jew. Well, she's a liar, I doubt that. She quoted Jewish conservative commentator Mark Levin's video footage of rabbis, a quorum of Jewish adults traditionally male required for certain religious observances outside the White House. And you know what this dimwit said? Where are the women? I thought women or woman was a banned word now. I mean, when you have a Supreme Court justice, a can't define woman. But Weingarten can because she famously announced that publicly nobody cared. Nobody asked I that. think she was married to another woman, something like that. Now, I didn't ask her for opinion. I don't care for her opinion. I don't I don't care about her. In fact, I dislike her intensely given what she's doing to the young people in this country. Where are the women? So this was really an attack on Orthodox Judaism. She would never do that for the Muslims that have separate parents. No, no, no. Where are the women? I guess there I guess they're praying over in another direction, which is the way it works. sorry, I'm everybody can't be members of the American Federation of Teachers, aka the American Federation of Propagandists. About 35 % of teachers are Republicans, but I'm talking about the other 65 % that run the show. Orthodox Jews have gender separated prayers and they've had it for thousands of years. Thousands of years. So I decided to respond to her, and not in any substantive way, because I think she's got a negative IQ and it wouldn't matter anyway. She's a zealot. So I wrote, you're a contemptible moron, get off my timeline, you idiot. Isn't that pretty much what I would say on the phone, Mr. Producer? You're a contemptible moron. You're a contemptible moron, Ron Garton. Get off my timeline, you idiot. So, others joined in. The story exploded. So she blocked the comments, didn't she, Mr. Producer? She didn't want to hear anything. Brother Ben Shapiro jumped in. But I will tell
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 11/14/23
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. 738 on this Tuesday, the 14th day of November. Lots of Texas political news. But I did get a chance to spend a moment there in the opening half hour saying that I grow weary of the moral fog. In fact, on Twitter just a couple of moments ago, in these fractured times, I'm glad to give a Democrat some credit. Democrat Senator Chris Coons, who is right on Israel, was confronted by this stooge pro -Hamas activist on a train who badgered him. Why not a ceasefire? Why not a ceasefire? Sometimes moral clarity is something that needs to be delivered in a certain fashion. I'd like to think I have it intellectually and conceptually. My buddy Mike Gallagher joins us, who had an experience yesterday that will bring that kind of clarity in the harshest but necessary terms. I just can't wait to see how this day went. It had to be amazing and I'm just so glad you're here and the floor is yours. And tell everybody what you got a chance to do yesterday. Well, it was something that no one would want to see. It was pretty brutal. It was worse than I thought it was going to be. Israel put together a 45 -minute sort of a collection of video and audio and still photographs. They were videos from the terrorists' GoPros and their cell phones. There were closed -circuit videos and there were audio intercepts. They got audio recordings of the terrorists calling their families. The IDF was able to tap into some of these calls where they were calling their parents excitedly, saying, I just killed 10 Jews with my bare hands, Mom. Your son is a hero. Your son is a hero, Aloha Akbar. And they're all joyful and ecstatic. A couple of takeaways. When you watch the brutality of the violence that they inflicted on these innocent men, women, children, elderly people, there are a couple of things that really stand out. Number one, the ecstasy and the joy that the Hamas terrorists experienced as they were killing people, including little babies in little onesies and little daisy outfits and cute little kids covered in blood, slaughtered brutally. And they were absolutely euphoric, Mark. That's the only word to use. It was ecstatic for them. They had such a joy. And I kept telling myself, there's no way they think that Jews are human. There's no way that they regard them as human beings. You couldn't do that to another human being and have that kind of satisfaction. I mean, let's face it. When you think about crime in America or crimes of passion or murders or robberies or whatever, what have you, normal people don't have euphoria when they cut somebody's head off. They don't get joyful and they don't call their moms and brag about it and say, look what I did. Look what I did. So number one, that's one of the big takeaways. And the other thing I kept thinking about, and it was a somber mood. It was at the Israeli embassy. There were a number of some media people there, some pastors. It was a gathering from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews who we worked with closely right after the terror attack of October the 7th. About 60 people in the room, maybe 70. It was very somber. It was very well done. But as you can imagine, there were tears. There was crying. There was weeping. One pastor in front of me, in fact, he happens to be a pastor from Sarasota, not far from where I'm at right now. When it was over, he kind of flung himself down onto the ground and laid across the stage and was laying on his belly just heaving, just crying and sobbing. I mean, you're looking right at the face of the devil. You're looking at evil with this. And I kept thinking, Mark, how I wish the people marching at Columbia and Harvard and in Austin, how I wish they could see this video. From the river to the sea, you proud now? You proud now? I mean, you know, the one pastor, I spent some time, I pulled double duty after the show and then I did the screening at this embassy. And then I was asked to do an afternoon show for WAVA, which is a huge Christian teaching and talk station. Over in Arlington, yeah. Yep, the Arlington. And so Don Crow has been out on a medical leave and they asked me to fill in for him. And I had with me Bishop Lanier, who is the chairman of the board of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, as a very profound speaker, very eloquent, very, you know, just a great orator and a great man of the cloth. And he said, look, I don't think we're going to change their minds. We need to change our minds. We need to change what we say from the pulpit. We've got to stop the equivocation. Well, it's two sides here. People are dying on both sides. That is both -sides -ism of the worst possible stripe. It really is, Mark. And I just want to reiterate that because I don't know that Israel, listen, if Israel was guilty of any of the stuff that I saw yesterday, that I experienced, and again, I'm not trying to be melodramatic. It's one of the most painful things I've ever, ever encountered. I mean, and I'll spare you gory details. You can imagine how bad it was. I mean, you already have seen some of it, you know, lining up on the streets and just shooting into cars of innocent passengers trying to drive down the street. But there was one scene in particular that got to me the most. I do want to share it with you. There was a father alone with his sons. The mother was gone, and it was in the kibbutz. They did a horrible massacre in this kibbutz, which is like a Jewish religious holy neighborhood, you know. But they're beautiful little homes. I mean, oh, their homes were so cute and decorated and, you know, plants on the porches and everything. And they were meticulously taken care of. So here's this father in the house, and it's all captured on the family's closed -circuit video. So they had like a ring system all throughout the house and outside, and it was all captured. So the father is with these two boys. I would guess the one little boy was about seven or eight. The other one was probably 11 or 12. And the little boys were in their underwear. And the shots ring out, and the father, they're all terrified, and the father desperately tries to protect his children. He scoops them both up, and they run into the backyard, and they go into a little shed that's in the backyard. It looked like a little gardening shed. And you see a Hamas terrorist come around the corner and casually pull the pit off of a grenade and throw the grenade in the shed. And it blows up, and the father immediately slumps out of the shed dead. You could tell he's instantly dead. But the two little boys are alive, and they come running out in their underwear. The one boy, you can see it looks like his eye is missing. He is terrified. The two little boys are crying, Daddy, Daddy, Mommy, Mommy. They go into the kitchen. Now the closed -circuit video picks them up in the kitchen where they're talking to each other. And they said to each other, and it's all translated, of course, and they said, Is this real? Is this real? I think we're going to die. Daddy died. Daddy died. Where's Mommy? Where's Mommy? And then the one little boy turns to his brother, his little brother, and says, Can you see out of that eye? He says, No, I can't. And he looks at him, and you can see that it looks like his whole side of his face was injured from the grenade. And he says, You can't? You can't? You can't see? He goes, No, I can't see anything out of my eye. And the little boys are crying, and they're calling for their Mommy. And then the closed -circuit shifts back to the backyard where a kibbutz security guard, actually two security guards, have escorted the mother to the property. She had been away. So they take her to the back of the shed where her dead husband is laying. She is now in anguish and screaming and collapsing and screaming, Where are my boys? Where are my boys? At the same time, the two boys, they run out of the house in the front, trying to escape. And Lord knows what fate they met. I don't have a whole lot of high hope that they made it. And I'd like to look into that. I'm going to follow up with my friends at the fellowship to see if those boys were reunited with their mother. But that's the human suffering that I wish people who seem to dehumanize Jews would see. It was eye -opening. I'm glad I did it. I'm honored that I did it. I'm glad you did, too. I'm so glad. But it was awful. And I wouldn't want anybody to see it. For people who – and sometimes you can hear people in your headphones and hear people driving around. And I want to give a voice to people saying we could show a horrible video of a Palestinian child to whom something terrible has happened, and that is undeniably true.
The Israel Conflict: Are You Misinformed?
"Not because unlike Democrats I'm not a fraud but people are a lot of people tend to be sometimes misinformed about issues especially on the left but ladies and gentlemen I'm going to tell you some when it comes to this Israel conflict right now what's going on over there I have never seen an issue where so many people who know so little feel so entitled to give an opinion about something they know nothing about it is stunning here's what I mean Jim cue up on that the talker tick guy kosher kosher deals so he goes out makes these videos he does he's man on the street interviews at these rallies for the pro -terrorist rallies and people say some of the dumbest craziest things ever I want you to listen this where he has to say hey yo you love Hezbollah didn't they bomb that place in Lebanon and kill all those people lazy though the Jews did it oh really we're like rewriting history now here take a listen I see more freedom fighters where do you believe has was a terrorist organization I don't know I recognized mean they're by everyone else is a terror organization well they're a legit political party weren't they responsible for that big bomb that the tragedy and who who is responsible 1400 people's a lot of people to kill for I love your shirt first I'm just making youtube videos if you want to watch the video it's on my rumble pod today rumble podcast it's even more powerful watching how stupid people really 1400 people's a lot of people to kill the guy chimes in over the lady's shoulder but basically I they love deserved it they're occupied I've never seen so many people so misinformed even in the conservative content space listen your opinion you're allowed to have it it's constitutionally protected and god -given you have the god -given right to speak it's only protected by our constitution and I passionately protect that but again it also gives you the right to be stupid and I've never ever discussed an issue with so many people feel this entitlement to an opinion which you do have
How Can Anyone Compare Trump to Hitler?
"Are and they hire jew haters and they hire american haters and they hire people who censure by omission commission and of course are i point it out constantly i point it out on fox i point it their out own on blaze words it's it's their their own histories book after book after book about what the media failed to do during the third reich and the holocaust book after book after book now i have found about the indoctrination pro -nazi indoctrination to the universities but trump you see is hitler let's begin by listening to cot -10 go uh as donald trump himself knows that would be
Hamas Ally CAIR Operating Inside America for Past 30 Years
"Response to October 7 attack and you can hear this from Democrats and the media you can hear it from Biden and Blinken of course they were right to defend themselves but then again they don't multiple speakers called for the destruction of Israel this is care and by implication the Jewish people there by demanding Palestinians take all lands the from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea Awad who Nihat Awad is the national executive director of care he was at that meeting in Philadelphia with the other Hamas figures terrorists and that's where they hatched the idea of creating care as well as infiltrating our colleges and universities and the media and they've done a great job of it and this guy Awad was front and center delivering a fiery speech bashing Israel and Biden for not calling on Israel to stop bombing Hamas targets inside which Gaza he called genocidal attacks remember this guy is Hamas he threatened to hurt Biden at the ballot box in 2024 if he does not urge a ceasefire so they're blackmailing Biden either you allow us to slaughter the Jews in Israel without repercussions or we're going to vote against you that's what we have in the United States now just like the 1930s just like the Nazis had infiltrated our schools and our media in the New York Times sat silently as did the rest of the media notice there's no he a wad said we have discovered the language that Biden has no ceasefire no votes he bellowed to the crowd which erupted in a chant repeating his words also a wad promised to provide legal support to Muslim Americans who protest in support of Palestine we are with you the people of Gaza rely on your voices and activism were you getting that money from me what are we getting the money from had in the 1990s in Philadelphia at the airport Marriott I think it was you're getting your money from overseas I'm just show us protesters later marched in the White House where they defaced the white brick gate of the executive mansion with red paint symbolizing the blood of Gazans who have died from the Israeli armies counter -attacks a what is on record declaring his support Hamas a bit at Barry University in 1994 for example he said I am in of support the Hamas movement care did not respond request to for comment but without addressing specifics it is previously
A highlight from The Furious Love of Jesus
"Jesus was the most influential man to ever walk the earth. Is it possible to really know him? And how does he change our relationship with our Heavenly Father, our relationships with family and friends, and our approach to our work and service to others? Find out today on Gospel and Life as Tim Keller looks at the life of Jesus. John chapter 11 verses 32 to 44. When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. Where have you laid him, he asked. Come and see, Lord, they replied. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, see how he loved him. But some of them said, could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying? Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. There was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. Take away the stone, he said. But Lord, said Martha, the sister of the dead man, by this time there's a bad odor. He's been there for four days. Then Jesus said, did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God? So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here that they may believe that you sent me. When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, Lazarus, come out. The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, take off the grave clothes and let him go. This is God's word. Now I know that this event, if it's ever looked at, and the church service is always brought out at Easter, right near Easter, because it's about the resurrection. So why are we looking at it now as we're approaching Christmas? And the reason is because I believe, and I'd like to show you, that there is absolutely no better place anywhere in the Bible that depicts Jesus as Emmanuel, as God with us, truly with us in our condition, God in the flesh. The first part of the story, which we didn't have read, is more familiar, at least it's the part that is more often read because of a very famous statement in it, and let's just recount it. In the beginning of chapter 11 of John, we read about the sickness of Lazarus. Now Lazarus, Mary, and Martha were a brother and two sisters. They lived together, and Jesus loved them. In fact, the language that is used of Jesus loving them, the intimacy is really unparalleled. There's nobody outside of Peter, James, and John that is ever spoken of in these terms when it comes to their relationship with God, with relationship with Christ. And so there's this intimate bond, and in the very beginning of the chapter, word is sent to Jesus, who's far away, that Lazarus is sick. And he comes, but by the time he comes, Lazarus is dead. And when he first comes, Martha and Mary arise, and Martha runs out first. And when Martha comes out to see Jesus, she says to him, she says, Lord, if you had been there, my brother, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. In other words, Martha says exactly the same thing that Mary says. Now that's up a little earlier in the chapter. She runs out and says, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. I know he'll rise on the last day, but now he's gone. And Jesus responds to her with some of the most famous words in the New Testament. He says, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live. And he who lives and believes in me will never die. And so that's very, very famous. And now he moves in and he meets Mary, the second of the bereaved sisters. Mary falls at his feet and says the very same thing, word for word, that Martha said, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. And his response to her is completely different than it was to Martha. And that's where we're starting. That's why we're picking up this passage. That's the thing that very often is missed, and that's the significant thing. One commentator said that this contrast between what Jesus Christ does here, that Jesus' response to Mary proves, this commentator says, and I've been thinking about it. It seems like an overstatement at first, but I've been thinking about it. I think he's right. He says this proves that this is not a work of fiction. No human writer could have made this up. This is beyond the intuition. This is beyond the imagination. This is beyond the expectation of any human being. Because what Jesus Christ does here with Mary is utterly at loggerheads with what he's just done with Martha and what he's just about to do, what he's going to do. Look, with Martha, now, same question, utterly different responses, seconds apart. With Martha, he speaks. With Mary, he's speechless. All he does is say, where is he? With Martha, he teaches about his triumph. He's bold and confident. With Mary, he's weak. He's deeply troubled. He breaks down. With Martha, he actually confronts the flow of her heart. You know, she's sinking. And what does Jesus say? She says, oh, I know he'll rise in the last day, but, you know, he's gone now. And what does Jesus say? He confronts her. He says, I am the resurrection and the life. You don't need to wait till the last day. I'm here. Lift up. See, he confronts the flow of Martha's heart. But with Mary, he completely enters into the flow of her heart. What do you see? Mary sits down and says, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. When Mary saw her weeping, and we're going to look in a second at all these words, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. Where have you laid him, he asked. Come and see, Lord, they replied. And Jesus wept. He doesn't say a thing. It's completely different. Instead of the powerful, absolutely in control, Lord of might, which you see just seconds before, now you have a weak and trembling Jesus who through love for this family, his love for this family is so strong that it actually kind of sucks him under, pulls him right into the devastation. He's speechless. He's got absolutely nothing to say. Now, no fiction writer would have posited something like this because, first of all, this is completely at loggerheads with what he's just shown to Martha. But not only that, it seems to make no sense in light of the fact that he knows within just a few seconds, he's going to turn that funeral into a feast.
A highlight from I Will Seek the Salvation of the Unconverted
"Good morning. I counted a privilege to be here today in front of you and pray this would be an encouragement and very practical for us all. If you wanna turn, open in your Bibles to Ephesians 6, familiar passage, Ephesians 6. For most of us, our greatest focus in all the world is ourselves. If we're honest, particularly in the Western world, we spend most of our time and most of our money on earth striving to be healthy and wealthy and increasing our collection of things that help us to become more comfortable here on earth. Our sin nature drives us not to serve others but to serve ourselves first. If I was to ask you this, what does your calendar show and what does your bank statement show is most important to you? God has put us on this earth for a specific purpose. It's to live for Him and to point others to Him. As Pastor Nate said, we're gonna be preaching through our church covenant if you've got one of these. We're on number four and five here. We encourage you to grab one off the table if you get a chance even after the service. Our covenant sets before us the biblical commitments I will bring up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord such as may be under my care and I will seek the salvation of the unconverted. God wants us to bring up our children in the gospel and also share the gospel with the lost. So in Ephesians six where you are, starting in verse one, familiar passage. Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. Honor your father and mother. This is the first commandment with a promise that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. So we'll continue with the same template that Pastor Nate's been using. First, we wanna make sure that we realize that our church covenant, and if you're not familiar with this is, this is a covenant that members of Omaha Baptist covenant together to uphold as long as you're a member here but it's not just a man -made document that we picked out of the sky. We wanna show that it's biblical and it's root. So the biblical commitment that God wants to keep the gospel first at your home. In the passage here in Ephesians six, we see that raising children is broken down to a couple categories, discipline and instruction. If I was to ask you which one of you desires to be disciplined, who here has ever said, yay, I get to be disciplined today? I'm going to assume no one. My younger brother was the only one who was never disciplined in our home. Because he's sinless is what he would say, that's not the case. The desire not to be disciplined is nothing new though. We see this all the way back to the garden. It's rooted in our very sin nature. If this wasn't the case when Adam and Eve fell in sin and Adam was confronted, he wouldn't have immediately turned to blame his wife Eve and he certainly wouldn't have deflected to blame God for making Eve. So knowing that discipline is not generally enjoyable and it's not something we desire to have, is it negative and should be avoided at all costs? In Hebrews, in Hebrews 12, verse 11, we read a verse that would clear that up for us. For the moment, all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant. So we see the negative. But, as we continue, but later it yields a peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. So what does proper discipline yield? It yields a peaceful fruit of righteousness. Take notice as well the link between discipline and training. Right living is something that's trained into a person through the process of discipline. It's not something that they just organically have when they come into this world. They have quite the opposite. So here we can see how by continually pointing our children to Christ, and when we bring them under the authority of God's word, we're training them in a life through the lens of the gospel. If you look at Ephesians 6 again, we see that it addresses both parties at the home, both the children and the parents. For the sake of time, we won't tackle the children's side of things, but it does start with children. And children, I would just say this, that by honoring your parents, whether you see them as honor worthy or not, you are honoring the Lord who put them in that position of authority. Though it speaks to both children and parents, fathers specifically are pointed out in verse four. It says, fathers do not provoke your children to anger. Fathers are held responsible for leading the charge in the home, just as Adam was specifically addressed in Genesis 3. Though Eve was the first one to sin, God said, Adam, where are you? Fathers are called to discipline their children, but not in a way that causes anger and resentment. The purpose of discipline, and when God disciplines us, it needs to be restorative in nature and never done in anger. It's been said, and this stuck with me when I heard this, I thought, is this not true? It's been said that in a home, if you have all rules with no relationship, you end up with rebellion. But if you have a home that has all relationship with no rules, you end up creating resentment. A father's discipline needs to be carried out in the context of a loving relationship where you have a relationship, but also the clear expectation of what God's word calls us to do. If you find yourself disciplining your child as a hypocrite, doing something that, asking them to do something that you wouldn't do or not modeling it before them, you will provoke your children to anger. But it's not just discipline, and there's also, it speaks to us in Ephesians about the instruction also in home, so gospel instruction we wanna bring in home. I realize that many of you here don't have children, or maybe your children are now out of the home. It's important to think of this call in our covenant not limited only to the child -parent relationship. The exhortation is much broader than that. I think the word it uses here is such may be under my care. It could refer to our relationship for Christ with virtually any relationship that we have. Other people looking to us, whether to raise them physically or even in the spiritual sense. If you wanna turn with me to 2 Timothy 1 .5, I think we see a really interesting illustration of this, how it's played out in scripture. So 2 Timothy 1 .5, this is Paul speaking to Timothy, I'm reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother, Lois, and your mother Eunice, and I'm sure dwells in you as well. Timothy's father's not even in the picture, we're not sure, we're not told why, we don't know what happened to him, but his mother, pardon me, his grandmother, Lois, stepped into the gap and is played a part in Timothy being brought up in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord. The apostle Paul also played a huge part in training Timothy without a father in the picture. Both the books, 1 and 2 Timothy, are letters from Paul to this young pastor, training him in the way he should go, just as a parent would train a child. Paul shows his heart towards Timothy by referring to him as his true child in the faith. So whether you've got biological children or not, we're all called to provide gospel instruction to those that may be under our care. There is, however, special onus on parents bringing the gospel into their own home. You'll notice when we read Ephesians 6 that it's not, it's parent -child language used, it's not Sunday school teacher child used, or pastor child, or government child. It's parent -child. God's design is for a father and a mother to raise their own children and pointing them to the Lord as their primary responsibility, not a responsibility they pass off to somebody else. So if I was to ask these questions, are you modeling the gospel at home before your children? Actions speak louder than words. If I was to ask your children what they see in your home, what would they tell me? Do your children know the gospel? Ask them to explain the gospel to you and then check. Is it on point or is there things they're confused about? This is a great question to expose whether we understand what that gospel actually is. It's quite possible that you can be here thinking you know it and don't, or believing some kind of version of a false gospel. That's skewed. When somebody's sinned against in the home, does the gospel that saved you shape how you respond to that? Do our kids, when they sin against each other, does the gospel speak into that relationship? Does it speak into how we correct that behavior? Does the gospel come up regularly in your conversation at home? If the gospel is the lens that we wanna give our children to see the world, then it should be commonplace in our conversations. Let's meditate on those questions as we move on. God doesn't just want us to keep the gospel first at home. He wants us to keep the gospel first in all of our relationships. You can flip over to Matthew 28, very familiar passage, the Great Commission, Matthew 28, verse 16 is where we'll start. Now the 11 disciples went to Galilee to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when he saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus said to them, all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I'm with you always to the end of the age. So here God clearly calls us to go make disciples. If you're a follower of Christ here today, I'm assuming that you agree that making disciples is a clear teaching of scripture and you agree that we should be doing it. The million dollar question is, are we doing it? We'll get to some of the reasons why we don't do it and the reasons that threaten us in a minute, but let's look at first what a disciple is. The Greek term for disciple in the New Testament is mathiteus, I'm no Greek scholar, but we're going with that, which basically means student or learner, but a disciple is also a follower, someone who adheres completely to the teaching of another, making them his rule of life and conduct. So if you're a disciple of Christ or if you're to make disciples of Christ, a Christ follower is someone who adheres completely to the teachings of Christ, making Christ his rule of life and conduct. So how do we make disciples? Well, in verse 19, we read that we're commanded to go. We're not told that potential disciples will come and find us and seek us out. No, the disciples were charged with the command to go. Don't just sit around and wait for this to happen. And if you're familiar with the start of the church in the book of Acts, this wasn't something that they were super keen on doing until they were more or less forced to do that through persecution. I was thinking of an illustration of this, and I was meeting with a young man once who was of the age that he'd finished school and was in the workforce now, and he explained to me that he was desiring to find a godly woman, which was a noble desire, so I said, well, how's that going? And it wasn't going well, so I said, well, what are you doing to make this happen? Nothing, just crickets. So I said, well, you realize the chances of a godly woman coming to your house, breaking in, coming into the basement, interrupting your video games, tapping you on the shoulder and introducing yourself, it's not real high. So maybe it would be smart if you went, go, and did something, took some initiative to find a godly woman, and it's the same with evangelism. There is times where the Lord and his providence will literally draw people in our lap, but generally speaking, it has to be something that we're willing to do, to go, a desire that's gotta come from within. Second, we don't need to go, we need to make sure that we're pointing people to Christ and not to ourselves. It seems obvious that this is the case, but it's something that we often miss the mark on. We might feel the pressure of closing the deal, so to speak, as if you're a salesman on a sales call and you gotta close the deal and make that sale. But if we're to make disciples of Christ, we just need to show them Christ. So how do we do that? If you wanna turn, Romans 10, we'll be going through this a little bit here, 10, 17, where's where we'll start, and then we'll step back a bit. Romans 10, 17 says, so faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ. So if somebody's to come to saving faith, they need to first hear the word. Not my words, not the words of Greg and whatever clever thing I can say, but God's word. So that's 10, 17, but if we were to back up a few verses, let's look at the context of what Paul's saying here. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, you notice the Great Commission language here, that going to all nations, both Jew and Greek, everybody. There's no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How will they call on him and who they have not believed, and how are they to believe in him and who they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news? But they have not all obeyed the gospel, for Isaiah said, Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us? So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ. So we need to point them to the only thing that can pierce their heart, the heart of any sinner, it's God's word, and the only thing that pierces that is the sword of the spirit, and this verse has already come up in previous messages, but Hebrews 4 .12, for the word of God is living and active, sharper than any tumbled sword, piercing through the division of soul and spirit and joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Give the people the word of God and let God's word do the work. But God doesn't just say, go make disciples, he says to teach the disciples. So if the Lord in his mercy does open the eyes of somebody that we're evangelizing, even if that's our own children or somebody outside of the home, in so many ways the work is just getting started. This idea of teaching is an ongoing interaction, right? In verse 20 it reads, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. This is only possible through ongoing fellowship, doing life together. Remember I said, if it's not like the salesman who's closing the deal and then onto the next deal, if that's not what it is, think of it more like a journeyman -apprenticeship relationship, a relationship where you're bringing somebody along, somebody new in the faith, to come and do life together. You're modeling before them what it is to live for Christ and the way that they should go. If you're doing this properly, you should be able to do as Paul did, or that's what Paul was doing with Timothy, and should be able to say, be imitators of me as I imitate Christ. So it's a biblical commitment, but if we move on, it's also a very threatened commitment. So we see this commitment threatened in our own home as far as raising our children in the Lord. We can all be very guilty of just assuming that our children will just organically come to Christ sort of by living with us, maybe coming to church, maybe you generally just hang around most of the time with Christian people, and you might figure that that's good enough. If you want to turn with me to the Old Testament, passage you're probably less familiar with, judges, judges two, we'll see a sobering account here of why this isn't the case. So the Jewish people have, God's people have just come into the land, and the land that he miraculously gave them, the promised land, and a generation, the first generation is coming to an end. We pick up in verse seven. And the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had sent all the great work the Lord had done for Israel. And Joshua, the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at age 110. Now if we jump down to verse 10, we read these sobering words. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord, or the work that he had done for Israel. And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. So we see in one generation, the people of God, God's chosen people, went from following the Lord, and seeing him work in unbelievably miraculous ways, and bringing them into the promised land, to not even knowing the Lord, or even recognizing the work that he had done. I know when I read that, I was thinking, how is that even possible? There's probably lots of reasons why this is possible, and this speaks to our own home. There's probably lots of reasons why our kids can be in the same place that God's people were there. Let's just look at a couple of them. First off, I thought, in my own life, what are the things, it's just, first thing I thought of, it's just easier not to. Parenting is hard work. Life is busy, and parenting is hard. Being intentional in your parenting, and takes discipline of yourself. None of us like to discipline ourselves. It's sometimes easier to discipline somebody else. If you're like me, and you've worked all day, and you come home, the last thing you probably feel like doing is having intentional gospel conversations with your wife and kids. That's probably at war with your own sloth. It's just easier maybe to turn your brain off, and turn the TV on. I think we can feel like, maybe like the Israelites did when they got into the land finally, that the worst is behind us. God's been good, let's get comfortable, and mail it in. But when we do that, we fail to notice that if we're not intentionally teaching our kids, don't be deceived, somebody else is. Somebody else is gonna fill that gap. Joshua obviously felt, that generation obviously assumed that their children would just learn through osmosis, being around them, that they would learn what it was to follow God. And they did learn through osmosis, the scripture tells us that, but they didn't learn from mom and dad, they learned from the pagans around them. They learned to worship Baal instead of the living God. I think another threat we have to this, and again I'm speaking to myself in this, is we're just too distracted. We live in a world that's never had more distractions. This smartphone alone has the ability to take our complete attention at any time. Funny cat videos, need I say anymore? My wife and I often talk about just how different it is as we're looking to raise kids now when we grew up. And I know there's people here with grayer hair than me. But we had no TV or TV with three channels that were all fuzzy. No stores were open on Sunday. The stores that were open closed at five o 'clock. And I could go on and now my smartphone alone allows me to watch more videos than I could watch in an entire lifetime even if I wanted to. I can buy whatever I want from all over the globe and have it delivered to my door in a day or less. The battle for our focus on being intentional in anything in the Lord, especially parenting, is real and it's not going away. And the next generation is gonna face it in a way even more difficult than ours. So I think it's also important though too that some of the distractions that we have as far as being intentional in parenting, and keep in mind when I'm talking parenting, again, this could be discipling somebody that's not your own child. That some of the stuff that's at war with us can be good things. We can be distracted doing all kinds of good things for or people even pouring into other people at the very neglect of our own children and our wives. I think the log spec principle in Matthew 7 where we're to make sure to get the giant two by four out of our eyes before we remove the speck out of our brother's eyes to make sure that we're pouring into our family at home. If you're a father in particular, that's your primary goal to be pouring in at home and not busy fixing everybody else's problem and neglecting your own children. I think you see this, unfortunately, in a lot of pastors' kids who resent the church, I think because dad was never around, busy helping everybody. So it's something that's real, not just for pastors. Another thing that causes real war in this area is parents not being on the same page. And this is a particularly hard one and I'm gonna be sensitive here because I know there's lots of people here that have unsafe spouses. But you can have, we can even be both safe parents at home and we can be just biblically unaware or maybe unconvinced that the scripture has much direction in this area. If this is you and you're not certain what the scripture says about parenting, there's more than just Ephesians that are brought up here. We're actually currently in table time, so after the service, we're doing a parenting class and this is our third time through it. It's not our own class that I dreamt up, don't worry. It's a paltra parenting class, but it's speaking specifically about the heart of the situation. So the heart of the child, which is desperately lost, can only be saved through the gospel. And it's a 10 -week video series and it's been fantastic in growing my own understanding of what it is to be a parent. And my wife and I talk about how it would have been great to have watched this 17 years ago. But I would encourage you to do that. If you're a saved couple here, put the time in and grow in your understanding of this. The Bible's not silent in the errand of parenting, so treat it as such and pour some time into it. But it's possible too that there's friction at home because your spouse isn't a believer and I know that's a lot of people here. And maybe you deeply wanna raise your kids in the gospel, but your spouse is pushing against that. And there's obviously no quick fix, easy answer here. Your first priority is to pray for the salvation of your lost spouse. That's the heart of the issue right there now. And I know there's many of you that have been doing that for years. So continue to do that, but I think what can be more difficult even than praying for a lost person for years is particularly in a home is living in a way that points them to Christ on a daily basis. So to model that devotion to Christ in a kind way before them, 1 Peter 3, this is speaking of wives, but 1 Peter 3, 1, calls on believing wives to live in a godly fashion so that their lost husbands might be won without a word by the conduct of their wives.
A highlight from Paul's Testimony of Jesus
"Acts chapter 21, beginning at verse 37. As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the tribune, may I say something to you? And he said, do you know Greek? Are you not the Egyptian then, who recently stirred up a revolt and led the 4 ,000 men of the assassins out into the wilderness? Paul replied, I am a Jew from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no obscure city. I beg you, permit me to speak to the people. And when he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the steps, motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great hush, he addressed them in the Hebrew language, saying, brothers and fathers, hear the defense that I now make before you. And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew language, they became even more quiet. And he said, I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel, according to the strict manner of the law of your fathers, being zealous for God as all of you are this day. I persecuted this way to the death, binding and delivering to prison, both men and women, as the high priest and the whole council of elders can bear me witness. From them, I received letters to the brothers and I journeyed toward Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished. As I was on my way and drew near Damascus, about noon, a great light from heaven suddenly shone around me and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? And I answered, who are you, Lord? And he said to me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting. Now those who were with me saw the light, but did not understand the voice of the one who was speaking to me. And I said, what shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said to me, rise and go into Damascus and there you will be told all that is appointed for you to do. And since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me and came into Damascus. And one Ananias, a devout man, according to the law, well -spoken of by all the Jews who lived there came to me and standing by me, said to me, brother Saul, receive your sight. And at that very hour, I received my sight and saw him. And he said, the God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the righteous one and to hear a voice from his mouth, for you will be a witness for him to everyone of what you have seen and heard. And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name. When I had returned to Jerusalem, I was praying in the temple and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance and saw him saying to me, make haste and get out of Jerusalem quickly because they will not accept your testimony about me. And I said, Lord, they themselves know that in one synagogue after another, I imprisoned and beat those who believed in you. And when the blood of Stephen, your witness, was being shed on my, was being shed, I myself was standing by and approving and watching over the garments of those who killed him. And he said to me, go for I will send you far away to the Gentiles. We can all recognize, I think, the weighty significance of the fruitful labors of those high profile missionaries who were and still are used so mightily of God in the hardest of places in the advance of the gospel, while at the same time, perhaps failing to appreciate the same weight and significance of the witness borne by those persecuted and imprisoned saints who are no less used of God to testify of the reality of the gospel through their patient endurance of suffering in chains for Christ's sake. Well, it is the case actually that in the life and ministry of the apostle Paul, we find both of these dynamics as the remainder of Luke's account is now given over to Paul's time in chains. And in light of that, it is good to recognize the amount of space that the inspired writer gives to Paul's years in the custody of the Roman authorities and to the several defenses that Paul makes as he is dragged from one jurisdiction to another. In doing so, Luke is in no way detracting from the importance and significance of Paul's three missionary journeys that came before. However, at the same time, Luke is highlighting for us, I think, the importance and the power of faithful gospel witness in the midst of patient endurance of suffering for Christ's sake. And oh, what an example we have in the apostle Paul, in the imprisoned Paul, in the way that he has peacefully placed himself under the mighty sovereign hand of his God and consciously is constrained by the love of Christ for him. In order to fulfill this call that is now upon the apostle Paul to suffer in chains and to preach Christ, to bear witness to Jesus, no matter the cost to himself. And before us this morning then is the apostles very first defense, a defense I would submit to you that is not a defense of himself in the end, but rather a defense of the Christian faith, a defense of the way. For reasons that if Paul's chief concern here was simply to make a defense of himself to the Roman Tribune that now held him captive, surely he would not have addressed the crowd here in Aramaic but rather would have continued in Greek that his Roman captor might actually appreciate his defense, understanding what he was saying. However, Paul's chief concern here, even while in chains and even after almost being killed by the very Jews before which he is now speaking, Paul's main concern here is not his freedom but rather the salvation of his kinsmen in the flesh. And so Paul speaks directly to the crowd here, directly to the Jews and in that Paul labors to offer no unnecessary offense to them, addressing them as brothers and fathers, chapter 22 verse one and addressing them as well in their native tongue, not the speech of the Gentile nations. And I would have us analyze Paul's defense of the way under four headings this morning. Number one, Christianity is no direct threat to Rome. Christianity is no direct threat to the state. Number two, Christianity as a direct threat, however, to all other religions. And number three, Christianity as a religion of conversion. And lastly, Christianity as a religion of hope for any. Christianity as no direct threat to the state, Christianity as a direct threat to all other religions, Christianity as a religion of conversion and Christianity as a religion of hope for any. First, Christianity is no direct threat to the state or in the words of our Lord Jesus to Pilate from John 18, my kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting that I might not be delivered over to the Jews, but my kingdom is not from this world. While it might not have been initially on Paul's front burner at this point to make a defense of the Christian movement as not a direct threat to Rome, it is fair to assume, I think, that it is in the scope of Luke's apologetic in writing this account. For it is actually the Roman Tribune that forces the issue here and Luke is careful to record the details. Verse 37, as Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the Tribune, may I say something to you? And he said, do you know Greek? Are you not the Egyptian then who recently stirred up a revolt and led the 4 ,000 men of the assassins out into the wilderness? The Jewish historian Josephus tells of this Egyptian Jewish rebel that the Tribune is referencing here. This man was basically a false Messiah who only a few years before this had gathered quite a following to himself. And he did so with his claim that he would stand upon the Mount of Olives and bring down the walls of Jerusalem in Jericho fashion and then march on the city and overtake the Roman guard within the city. And he indeed gathered thousands to himself and gathered them to the Mount of Olives but was quickly overrun by the Romans. Hundreds of his followers killed, many imprisoned, he himself fleeing and escaping. Now, Greek was widely spoken in Egypt and so as Paul addresses the Tribune in Greek, the Tribune concludes that Paul must be this same Egyptian rebel. Return now to Jerusalem and the Jews having found him out are for good reason enraged by his returning to them. And so in response, Paul will make it clear to the Tribune that he is no threat to Rome. And the point here is that Christianity as a religious movement is not like those many political religious movements of the day. Christianity is different. As the leader of the way, Jesus Christ is not like those many false messiahs. Rather in Jesus Christ is the true Messiah come to deliver his people from their own sins. Christianity is in no way a threat to Rome, not a direct threat, not then in Paul's day nor should it be in our day. The church is not called up to take arms as the sword belongs not to the church but to the state and does so according to the will of God, the sovereign decree of our God. Our God in whose sovereignty we Christians patiently endure whatever suffering he would ordain. The same Jesus who on his way to the cross stated, if my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting but my kingdom is not from this world is the same Jesus whom we now follow after. Brethren, to our cross, the followers of Jesus do not kill. Rather we are killed. All the day long we are killed. All the day long we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.
A highlight from Introduction to Philippians
"Brothers and sisters, I would encourage you to open up your Bibles this evening to Philippians. We're going to be taking a look at Philippians chapter 1 and verses 1 and 2. We are beginning the book of Philippians. Today will be more of an introduction to that particular book than anything else. I will attempt to talk about the author, the themes, the aim of the epistle, the things that we can learn from it without spoiling too much of the content so that later on as we preach on individual portions, it becomes anticlimax after anticlimax. I don't want to give away the entire book, but I do want you to have an idea of where it came from, why it is so very important to us today, what we can learn from it, and to see the similarities that exist between this book and indeed our own time. As I'll be discussing in the sermon, Philippi was actually a military colony, and you may have noticed we live in a military colony for the most part. So the resemblances between us and the Philippians, apart from the fact that we have microwaves and cell phones and things like that, and they did not, are very strong. They are still the same kind of people who deal with the same kind of difficulties. They too had a state which was sometimes nice to them and sometimes which oppressed them very badly. They also dealt with the problems of relationships and all of the things that the fall has brought in. So as we look at Philippians and we hear Paul writing to this beloved congregation of his, let us seek to apply it to our own time, but before we come to the word of God, let go us to the God who has given us this word and let's ask him to bless it. Please join me. Oh sovereign Lord, we do pray now that you would be the illuminator of our minds, that you would help us to understand your word. I pray that you would help me to divide it to write, that you would give me liberty and power and unction as I do so, that oh Lord, I would not say anything that goes against your word. I know I am a man with feet of clay. I am capable of interpreting the word or wrong, but I pray Lord that you would prevent me from doing so. I do pray also Lord that you would give me the sustaining power to go through this book, a right, and to apply it to your people. May you give us ears to hear and hearts to receive all that you have to tell us. We pray this in Jesus' holy name. Amen and amen. Philippians chapter one and I'll be reading verses one and two. It says the word of the Lord. Paul and Timothy bond servants of Jesus Christ to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi with the bishops and deacons. Grace to you and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. I wonder if say 10 or 11 years from now, if I was in jail in Washington for my preaching of the gospel and possibly facing the federal death penalty and this congregation had sent me a gift in jail to help me along and I was writing a letter in reply to your generous gift. What would that letter sound like? What would I say? How would I come across in writing to you? Would it be complaining about the government and my situation? Would I be going on and on about the unfairness of it all? And speaking about how my liberties had been infringed or would I be writing to you to know a little about how I was doing and then spend the vast majority, not talking about myself and my own situation as dire as it was, but to spend the vast majority of my letter attempting to stir you up to joy and in the Lord to encourage you to be full of peace and grace and joy even in the midst of adversity. Would I think so little of myself that my letter would seek to lovingly correct problems of disunity that I knew about in the congregation? Would I push back against those who perhaps were on the fringes or in the congregation itself who were teaching bad doctrine in the community? And above all, would I urge you to keep the person and power of the Lord Jesus Christ at the center of everything you did? I hope that I would. I hope I would not send you a letter merely of whining or a simple thank you note that said very little. In my case, though, we're going to have to find out. But in the case of Paul and the Philippian Christians, we already know how he spoke in the midst of those circumstances because that is the letter that we have in front of us. Paul is in the midst of serious adversity, serious difficulty. He is struggling, we know, with loneliness, with persecution, and he writes a letter to his much beloved Philippines that is full of joy and encouragement in spite of all of those difficulties that stood against him in the world. So much so this letter is so full of joy that it has been often called the epistle of joy. Paul writing from jail, remember, and a Roman jail was not like the jails today. We speak today of jails as being three hots and a cot. You have TV, recreation yards, things like that. In Paul's day, that was not the case. You either had to pay for a place to stay if the charges weren't that serious yourself or if you were thrown into a Roman dungeon, you could often die of exposure. You went in with the clothes on your back, and if your friends and your family did not provide you with the things that you needed, including food in jail, you could die very, very easily while awaiting your trial. But Paul, writing from that kind of jail, he uses the Greek words for joy and rejoice, imploring the Philippian saints to rejoice. He uses those words kara and kairo more than a dozen times, and this is just a four -chapter letter, remember. So joy is one of the most prominent themes in what he is writing. He is, as I said, in a Roman jail. This is possibly the second time. I think it's probably the first time that he was there. He is waiting a trial on a capital charge of treason, and the people who will judge him are members of Emperor Nero's brutal and corrupt administration. And as we know, Paul was not somebody who was going to give them a bribe, so there's no way out of his imprisonment that way. And yet, as we shall see, Paul is able to look well beyond the circumstances that surround him, and he's able to actually see Christ in heaven and the work that Christ is doing in the world and indeed in Philippi and throughout the church and to know that God throughout is in control and that all of God's promises are coming to pass. Let me just stop and ask that question right now of you. Do you know those things as well? Do you have that solid trust no matter what your circumstances are in the Lord Jesus Christ, that no matter what afflictions, adversities, difficulties, diseases you're dealing with today, yet still you know that the Lord is in control and that his will is coming to pass and that none of his promises will ever fail. I pray that that is the case, and if not, I pray that you will take encouragement from Paul. He was writing to encourage the Philippians, but we remember that he wasn't writing just to the Philippian congregation. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he was writing to us as well. And so I pray that he would be encouraging you in whatever situation you are in. But we see him trusting absolutely in God, trusting in the Christ whom he knew and that therefore there was this inner principle of joy in his heart, an inner principle that no one could take away and that he still wants to share with others. He wants that joy inexpressible that we heard about this morning to overflow to others. The Romans might take his life. They could do that, but they cannot take away his joy or his peace. That is one of the great promises that is given to the Christian. Nobody can take away the Holy Spirit dwelling within you. Nobody can take away your salvation, and nobody can steal your joy and your peace in those things. But let's take a moment now to discuss how all of this came to pass, how he came to be writing this letter from jail. Where is Philippi? What was it like? Who were the Philippians, and how did Paul come to know them? Incidentally, this is a picture of the Philippian ruins that you will find in Macedonia. I am told they are amazing. It is a UNESCO historic site. Maybe one day as I got to see Ephesus, I will also have a chance to see Philippi. But in the meantime, let's talk about the city. Philippi was originally founded as a colony in northeastern Macedonia by colonists from the island of Thanos. They were called Thacians in 359 BC. But it was captured by Alexander the Great's father, Philip, and renamed Philippi three years later. So it didn't have much of a long run of independence. But in saying that, I have told you very little about Philippi itself. Because the Philippi that Paul knew came along much later on. It is like me telling you that Fayetteville was settled by colonists from Scotland. Because almost 400 years had passed between the founding of Philippi and the time that Paul was writing. Just as almost 400 years have passed between the time of the founding of Fayetteville in our own time. So the Philippi that Paul first visited in around 51 or 52 AD was a very different place. The Romans had captured it from the Macedonians in 168 BC. And in 42 BC during the Roman Civil War that brought an end to the Roman Republic. It was the scene of the final defeat of the forces of Brutus and Cassius by the forces of Anthony and Octavian. Who later of course became Augustus Caesar. And that final battle occurred just outside of this city. This was critical because after the city Octavian turned Philippi into a Roman colony and a military outpost. They released some of their veteran soldiers. The war to defeat the men who had stabbed Caesar had finished as far as they were concerned. And they released some of their legionaries from Legion 28 to colonize the city. Which was founded and I apologize for my terrible Latin here. Colonia Victrix Philippensium meaning the colony of the victory of Philippi. From that point onwards it was a place where Italian veterans from the Roman army were given land. And it sat upon an important Roman road called the Via Ignatia. Which was a road that was constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. Incidentally I learned while we were on our trip that the Greeks joke particularly in Cyprus. That the only roads in Greece that last were built by the Romans. The modern ones all fall apart. It crossed through Illyricum, Macedonia, Thracia and runs into the territory that is now part of Albania. North Macedonia, Greece and European Turkey. Why is that important? Well it's important because it meant that Philippi was a center not only of trade. And they had mines we'll talk about in a little while where they mined gold and silver. But it was a place where it was possible to go from Philippi to other areas of Macedonia. Or to turn south and to go into Greece. They had their own route 95 so to speak running right through the city. That allowed them to have concourse with all the people in Greece and up in Macedonia and into the Roman Empire. This meant that the Lord in founding his church there. Put it in a place where the inhabitants could as they did their daily trade. Carry not only letters to Rome but they could also carry the gospel to the surrounding areas. Now the citizens of this colony were regarded as citizens of Rome. And they were given a number of special privileges that ordinary inhabitants of the empire didn't have. It was in many senses a miniature Rome. Literally because they were under the municipal law of Rome. It was as though they were a colony that was in Italy actually attached to Rome. That was the way the law functioned. And they were governed by two military officers the Duumviri who were appointed directly from Rome. And the colony itself although it was relatively small. It was only about 10 ,000 people when Paul reached it. It was very wealthy as a general rule. They had gold and silver mines just outside the city. And those mines were still productive in Paul's day. It was as I said a little Rome in the midst of Macedonia. And not just in the government. It was laid out like a Roman city. And so to this day you can see that they have a Roman forum in addition to a Greek Agora. But how did Paul get to this city? How did he get there? Well let's read a little from Acts 16 which actually tells us. So if you would turn in your Bible to Acts chapter 16. And I want to begin with verse one which will tell us that Paul was actually when this all started. He was in Asia Minor. He was over in modern day Turkey on his second missionary journey. We read then he came to Derby in Lystra and behold a certain disciple was there named Timothy. The son of a certain Jewish woman who believed but his father was Greek. He was well spoken of by the brethren who were at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted to have him go with him and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in that region. For they all knew that his father was Greek. And as they went through the cities they delivered to them the decrees to keep which were determined by the apostles and elders of Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith and increased in number daily. Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia they tried to go into Bithynia but the Spirit did not permit them. So passing by Mysia they came down to Troas and a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him saying come over to Macedonia and help us. Now many people have speculated just as an aside that this is Luke who was speaking to Paul in a vision. Now after he had seen the vision immediately we sought to go to Macedonia concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them. Therefore sailing from Troas we ran a straight course to Samothrace and the next day came to Neapolis and from there to Philippi which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days and on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside where prayer was customarily made and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there. Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul and when she and her household were baptized she begged us saying if you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord come to my house and stay so she persuaded us. And we know that Paul and Timothy stayed with Lydia for some days. They had some other encounters. I'm not going to read the rest of chapter 16 but I would encourage you to actually read all of chapter 16 tonight. It won't take you that long but you will read about the exorcism of the demon possessed slave girl which unfortunately got them into trouble because the demon allowed her unfortunately to know about things that men didn't know about. And so her owners used to get money from her that way. We'll also tell you about Paul and Silas's unjust imprisonment and then the household baptism of the Philippian jailer which is marvelous and of course one of those household baptisms that shows us that we are to be baptizing not just parents on their confession of faith but also their children. This was the first church established in Europe. Note that. And that at the explicit direction of the Holy Spirit who made it very clear that Paul was to turn the direction of his labors from Asia Minor which is modern day Turkey to Europe. He goes through Macedonia and then after that he goes into Greece and brings the gospel into Europe. Now the bond as you will read through the Philippi you can't help but notice the friendship, the love that exists between Paul and this congregation. It was peculiarly close though others had abandoned him in his imprisonment as we shall see these Philippians had not. They continued to pray for him and they continued to provide for his needs in this world. They sent him a gift. As I said I don't want to give away too many spoilers but they had sent a man by the name of Epaphroditus with a gift for him in jail and then he had sent Epaphroditus back to them with this letter. That's how he got it. And as I mentioned this letter was written from Rome during his imprisonment. The beginning of that is related in Acts 28. The reference to Caesar's household which you will read in Philippians 4 22 and the palace in Philippians 1 13. In the Greek it's Praetorium. It was probably the barrack of the Praetorium guard attached to the palace of Nero and that confirms this. So I tend to think it was during his first imprisonment at Rome. That would tend to sit with the mention of the Praetorium and that he was in the custody of the Praetorium prefect and his situation agrees with the situation in the first two years of his imprisonment that you can read about in Acts. In Acts 28 30 and 31. It's not that important whether it was the first or the second imprisonment. The fact is he's in prison. He's in prison for his faith. He's in prison for his preaching. But he does not allow that to destroy him or even to to drive him down or to change the nature of his ministry. Many people might have switched over perhaps to a martyr's ministry at this point in time and yet he does not. He continues to encourage the people to go about their their business preaching the gospel and being members of the church no matter what the circumstances are. Now the tone of this letter as we go through it you'll notice this. It's unlike most of his other letters. It contains no long doctrinal discussions. It contains no rebukes of evils that were festering in the particular church. But it is an outpouring rather of happy love and also confidence in these brothers and sisters. He loves them. He is confident in them and he wants them to be confident not in themselves. He wants them to be confident in Christ and in his promises. Like all of Paul's epistles, as you saw, it starts with a salutation. Our letters, of course, and with the identification of the person who's sending it. But the letters back there started with who this letter was from. And like most of his letters, it also starts with a prayer for the people that he is writing to. He isn't just in intending to give them information. He wants to bless them, to bless them with his letter and to bless them with his prayer. And one commentator calls the entire letter a long gush of love towards the Philippians. And it is. There's nothing wrong with that. Verses 1 and 2 that we read there, they contain an apostolic greeting. The senders are identified there. Timothy is associated with Paul. Timothy was with Paul, therefore, in his imprisonment. We remember from 2 Timothy in his second imprisonment that Paul noted that only Timothy had stayed with him. Or rather that he wanted Timothy to come to him in his imprisonment to bring things to him. Timothy remained loyal to Paul no matter what. Timothy also, you remember, was going to become very important to Paul in the Ephesian church and building them up and so on. Timothy was a genuine, he was more than just an amanuensis or a secretary for Paul. He was a helper to Paul. He was a brother in Christ, somebody who would stand with him in thick or thin. Now, Paul mentions him and he often does that. He brings the friends who are about him into prominence. That also indicates that the people in Philippi knew of him and would be interested to hear how he was doing. Timothy is in Rome with Paul when the letter is being dictated. And although Timothy is not the one who is inspired to write the letter, Paul is using him as his secretary to take it down. It's very possible that Paul had an eye disease, which made it very difficult for him to write. He calls Timothy and himself, he addresses himself as a bondservant of Jesus Christ. Now, that's a nice little word, bondservant. It conjures up the idea of indentured bondage, the idea that we're just working off a debt. But when he says bondservant, he's actually using the Greek word doulos. Doulos means literally slave. He is a slave of Christ. Some prefer the translation bondservant to kind of neaten it up. We don't like the idea of Paul calling himself a slave of Christ because of the bad connotations of that. But we remember that most of the Roman Empire, in fact, 20 % of the city there, and this would have had, as a Roman colony, a military colony, Philippi would have had a lower than normal slave population, more free men than slaves. But they still speculate that at least 20 % of those 10 ,000 people within the colony were slaves. And here is Paul saying, I too am a slave. But who is he a slave of? He's a slave of Jesus Christ. He and Timothy are slaves, and they aren't complaining about that. They understood that they were bought with a price by the Lord Jesus Christ in his sacrifice for their sake, and therefore they were owned by their master. They are completely dependent upon him, and they give him their undivided allegiance. They love this master of theirs, the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, Paul clearly, he views it as the highest honor that we can attain to serve Christ, to have his light yoke upon us instead of the heavy chains of sin which he takes away. And he is bound to absolute submission to this Lord who is all worthy and who gave everything for his sake. Paul, note in all of his letters, never forgot what Christ had done for him, never forgot where he was when Christ found him, how he was an enemy of the church, a persecutor of the church. Somebody whom Christ, you remember, addressed on the road to Damascus saying, Paul, Paul, or rather at that time, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? Jesus associates himself so keenly with his people that to persecute them is to persecute him. I was thinking about that as we were hearing about how the Pakistanis are wretchedly persecuted. What their persecutors in Pakistan, the Muslims, do not recognize or realize is that in persecuting them, they are persecuting God the Son. And it will not go well for them to be counted amongst the persecutors on the last day. But he had once been a persecutor. Now he is no longer. He is a slave, a willing servant of the Lord Jesus Christ who loves him with all of his heart. Now note also at the beginning, he doesn't mention that he's an apostle. And so there's a great contrast here between letters like Galatians where he asserts his apostolic authority when he's teaching them. This is a very friendly letter. He doesn't actually need to. He knows they know that he's an apostle of the Lord. Jesus greets all of the saints in Christ. Jesus, who are in Philippi, and he abused them. He calls them saints. And what is he talking about there when he calls them saints? Haggai, literally holy ones. These are people who he considers as they are in Christ. Have you ever thought about this? We may think of ourselves as wretches. We may think of ourselves as people in whom there is nothing worthy of praise. And yet the way that the Lord looks at us is his holy ones, his ones who are set apart. His chosen ones who are even now being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. If you are in Christ, that is who you are. You are one of his special people. In the Old Testament, the word was segula, his special treasure. Brothers and sisters, the devil wants us to think of ourselves as only what we can accomplish by our meager efforts. And let's face it, that's not much. Isaiah, at the end of his long, his long prophetic letter in Isaiah 66, he talks about righteousness, the righteousness that a holy man like himself might be able to accomplish by himself. And he says these things, our righteousnesses are but filthy rags. But Christ, what does he do? He endows us with robes of righteousness. He enrobes us, as Luther put it so very well, so that when we stand before God on the last day, the saints are seen as they are in Christ. That is who Paul sees them as. They are people who are called to be holy and who are being made holy. We have been saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but we are also, and this will come out from this letter, we are also being conformed to the image of Christ. It is as that example that was given to us a little while ago of the, as we were going through the Bible study of the princess who had been made, or rather the commoner who had been made into the queen. She was given the title, but then gradually she was taught the courtly graces and made into somebody who everybody understood and saw was the wife of the king. They are the people of God. They are the saints of Christ and that because of their union with the Lord Jesus Christ. All of the saints together in their communal sense are being addressed by Paul. This letter would have been probably read just as we read it in the midst of worship and so on, and then copied and passed on to the other congregations, the other saints throughout the world.
The Character Assassination of Benjamin Netanyahu
"The last year or so after netanyahu was re -elected and he put together this coalition they've been character assassinating netyahoo and this coalition the most right -wing government ever used to say that about menachem begum too by the now israel right -wing would be rhino in the united states rhino in the united states it's not right -wing what they're what they're really doing is smearing people of faith very religious people orthodox jews because the secularist jews there hate the orthodox very much like in our own country you don't have many orthodox jews orthodox practicing jews with the yarmulkes and the rest in the media mr producer i don't see any but you'll see a lot of secularists and by the way secular christians secular this but you'll see a lot of secular jews too and so they come in a world view from very different perspectives i'm just telling you the truth very different perspectives and so what's happened in israel just like in the united states sort of their marxist left their secularist left their self -hating left just as we have leftists in america who hate america well believe it or not there's leftists in israel who hate israel and they hate democracy they want an all -powerful court system which they have there more powerful than any other western country where the supreme court calls the shots on everything you don't even have to have standing they can pick and choose whatever they want to hear they issue a ruling overrule they regularly the Knesset their parliament our congress they don't have any authority to do it they just do it so netanyahu says you we know have to address this in a modest way but these justices they appoint each other do you know they we themselves effectively have elections but they don't seem to matter we out fight it we fight over the coalitions you've seen them do it and then we have three or four these justices they just decide they even make decisions about how they're going to fight wars so just like in our country with the propagandists they paint netanyahu as a dictator because netanyahu wants more democracy and it's not so sexual democracy the guy who wants to take a little bite out of the judicial oligarchy he's the fascist you see but this is typical with
We Don't Hear Much About the Palestinian Cause Between Wars...
"Western public that without their attack on israel horrible atrocities that the palestinian cause would have been figured left behind in the abraham excitement accords and normalization deal between saudi arabian israel it's worth asking whether the palestinians could have done something else in those fifty years to advance their cause beyond killing israeli civilians or whether violence against israelis is the palestinian cause and how it came to be that way after all you never see pro -palestinian activists doing help palestine between wars and this time they started marching after the terror attack not the israeli response and by the way that's been pretty much covered up by the media the palestinians were celebrating the atrocities it's easier to destroy than create rights pollack let's rewind to the beginning israel's the spiritual homeland of the jewish people and has been for many thousands of years jews have lived there continuously for millennia and even during periods of exile and dispersion they still face jerusalem during prayer as jews still do today the idea of creating a jewish state emerged in the late 19th century response as a to persecution in europe and jews began moving back a generation or so later in the early 20th century arabs living in the region began to feel their own national stirrings and the palestinian errors were no different though initially they wanted to be part of a broader
"jew" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"It doesn't make any sense to send all of these carrier groups there if you're not going to use them. It doesn't make any sense to say to Iran, you better not do this again while you're opening an open border on the South while having to go through customs at JFK. It's insane. The millions are sneaking in, or not even sneaking, the basically open border, but a family from Germany where they don't allow homeschooling. Did you know that? Germany forbids homeschooling. The left is united in America. They would like to ban homeschooling. I'm back in a moment with David Mamet. David Mamet, the illustrious screenwriter, playwright, director, is in studio with me and he's sort of fed up. And he's right to be with regard to, I mean, it is not a misuse of the Holocaust to say two things. One, the Iranian regime and Hezbollah and Hamas and tens of millions of Muslim sympathizers would like a Holocaust in Israel. In fact, unlike the Nazis who hid it, they proclaim it. That's a big important distinction how bad things are. And the West has been supportive, but just I'm going to take a call here that disagrees with me, as I always do. But I just want to remind people in light of what you said, David, about the Democratic Party, here is the Washington Post today. Obama urges Israel to minimize civilian casualties in war with Hamas. First of all, since when do former presidents speak out on these matters? Well, can I say something about that? Yeah, of course. There's a lot of American presidents that when they get out of office, they do not politicize. Obama got out of office and he mentioned that, but he said, I'm not speaking out now as an American president, ex-American president, but I'm speaking out as a citizen. So, I mean, what a hypocrite. Right, who happens to have been a president. Exactly so. What a hypocrite. What the hell? But on the other hand, you know, he's always, he don't like the Jews, he don't like the Americans, and he likes the Arabs. I get it. He's been very clear about that. Well, it is remarkable. As I said from the beginning, can you imagine, let's see, let's try to see, a former president when Franklin Roosevelt was president, can you imagine, someone needs to tell me why it would be any different, a former president of the United States saying, you know, Britain has to minimize German casualties. Why would that not be an analogy? Well, there we are, and Biden just said again, and his Pentagon spokeswoman said today that as far as we will not condone this, we will not condone that, and Israel has to obey the laws of war. Well, what's that all about? What about Hamas obeying though? Why are they castigating Israel? Because, as Abba Eben said, it's the only country the world expects to act like Christians. Yeah, that was a great line of a most eloquent man of his generation. Amen. Okay, so let's go to Carlton, Georgia, and John. Hello, John. Hello, Dennis. Hi. Hey, thank you so much for taking my call. Thank you for calling. I enjoy your show. Good. Was that me you were talking about in the lead up to this call about saying that I disagree with you? Oh, I read it wrong. It says media presents half-truths. I thought it was Dennis. Oh, good. Oh, yeah. I blew that one. Yeah, I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to call you out on that. I just wanted to make sure you didn't think that. No, no, no. You were right in calling me out on that. Anyway, go ahead. Okay, good. Thank you. I have a lot of questions about information that's out there. And a lot of it, you know, has to do with with the nature of the nature of the Jewish state and the nature of the Palestinian, not state, but Palestinian, you know, Palestinians. And I want to preface this statement by saying, please bear in mind that I have no opposition or necessarily support for the state of Israel, but I have vast opposition to these Palestinian activities. And so the things that I want to get your perspective on are, I hear you among many other media personalities and writers, talk about the horrible way that Jews are talked about by Palestinians. And I've seen that myself. It's rampant. You do not have to look to find horrible dehumanizing statements from Palestinians toward Jews. But why do I not hear you or other writers also talk about the dehumanizing statements that come from Jews about the Palestinians? All right, hold on. I got to take a break because it's an important question and I'll respond. Dennis Prager here. Thanks for listening to the Daily Dennis Prager Podcast. To hear the entire three hours of my radio show, commercial-free, every single day, become a member of Prager Topia. You'll also get access to 15 years worth of archives as well as the daily show prep. Subscribe at PragerTopia.com.
"jew" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"I actually used to do it for a living. Have my daughter enter a brothel, because she'll meet an influential man. That does summarize the university. Oh my goodness. Unfortunately. So that's what I wanted to say, which is to my fellow Jews, take your kids out of school. Take them out. They're coming home for Thanksgiving. Don't send them back. You figure it out when they get home. Sit down at the table and say, what do you want to do? How are we going to get there? And use your influence and your money to work that out. Take them out of the private schools. Homeschool them. If you've got money to send them to the private school, you've got money to homeschool them. Sit down at the effing kitchen table and say, what do you want to learn? We're going to see that you do it. Because the federal government and the teachers union didn't only destroy the black family, it destroyed the white family by supporting these dreadful universities. At the end of the last segment, you had mentioned about the Democratic Party being anti-Israel. And then I said, yeah, but the response will be, look at how Joe Biden has made such a difference. How would you respond? That's called a speech, right? What politician has ever told the truth about anything, maybe one or two in our lifetimes, by accident? But politicians speak to influence the mass, to vote for them, and support them. But he spent several days after this incredible atrocity in Gaza, figuring out how to walk the line between this and that. And then part of that speech, as he finally spoke, he said one of the most dreadful things I've ever heard, he said to Iran, be careful. That's what he said. That was all he said about Iran. So my question is, be careful what? Not to fund the slaughter of Jews again, like you just did? Be careful what? Don't cross this line. Barack Obama had his famous red line, which existed only on a map. So if we say to these thugs and these inhuman murderers, you better be careful because if you do that again, I'm going to call my big brother. What would President Trump have done had this happened under his watch? It wouldn't have happened under his watch. I believe that. Okay. It wouldn't have happened under his watch because he'd actually brought peace to the Middle East. And you may remember Jimmy Carter, remember him? They had the hostages in Iran for 444 days. He didn't know what to do. He mafficked about. Ronald Reagan came in. They came back the next day because all that people understand in groups is power.
"jew" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"I said, well, why don't you give him a lesson in philosophy, that philosophy is the study of the difference between good and evil, and the search for truth. And if you want to teach this kid philosophy, take him out of school, and go back to Columbia, and see if they'll take him or not, and if they won't, to hell with them, because then you're protecting your child, rather than saying, I'm going to give him over to the educational establishment, and they're going to rape his mind. How did he respond? Well, how he responded is the way somebody always responds when I talk to them that day. They say, yes, but. Yes, but, and what was the end of the sentence? Yes, but what? Yes, but, well, we can't do that, because he won't get in. So I was talking to Fox today, and I said, well, the idea that you need to send these kids to school to meet people, and to get involved in that society, is like saying, I want to send my daughter into a brothel, because she's going to meet a lot of influential men, right? This is the lost generation that we're looking at, Dennis, and you guys know it. If you send these kids to school, and they're going to get radicalized, why? Because either that's the, they don't, they can't resist the peer pressure, but more importantly, is because they've been abandoned by their parents, and they know it. So sending a kid to these liberal schools that promote Jew hatred is like letting Uncle Harry babysit them for the weekend, when you kind of know that he's sexually abusing them, but what the hell? Where are you going to find a babysitter? Wow. By the way, your line about the brothel was very witty. Thank you very much.
"jew" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"My guest is the eminent screenwriter, director, David Mamet, who is—I'm choosing my words here—who years, decades ago already, underwent the transformation that I wish all Jews did to realize there is nothing in common between leftism and Jewish values. Nothing, just as there's nothing in common between leftism and liberal values. By the way, what you said was, when you said you discovered that you were not practicing what you're preaching, as I've said to Jews for many years, why don't you preach what you practice? You were practicing—Jews live conservative lives, but preach leftism for others. That's right. I went to dinner with, you know, all Jews—that's all we're talking about anymore, because we're under a new Holocaust—and I went to dinner with some people in the neighborhood, and they were talking about the terrible, the West Side, super-liberal, super-woke private schools, which I've had some kids in public schools. They're just wretched. You're paying the schools for the right to turn your children against you. And this guy said, he said, well, he said, they were at this school, and he talked about how terrible it was, and how bad it was for Jews, and how bad it was for sexual indoctrination. And the kid is about to graduate in June. I said, why don't you take him out? He said, well, I would, except he's going to college, and I want to make sure that he gets into the college. So I said, where's he going? While he's going to Columbia, what's he going to study? Philosophy.
"jew" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"Wanting to go back to Egypt is a very powerful theme. I like that, and of course it's the human condition. It's obviously not just about Jews, but the Torah is honest in its depiction of the Jews. I'm curious, on a personal level, you spoke about your liberal friends. Are you still friends with them? No, one cannot be friends with liberals anymore because they cannot be friends with me, because anything which threatens the most important thing in their life cannot be taken up, and I said in my article, I think it's like the witches. When they were burning witches in Salem in 1640, 1650, you might be able to say, you know, I don't think Molly Pitcher is a witch, but you couldn't say there are no witches, because the only people who would say that were Satanists, so they'd kill you. So the left, and the Jews on the left particularly, have gotten our heads so far in the sand that everything is a threat, and if we look at what happened on the 7th of the month, it all goes back to the fall of the Second Temple. The Second Temple fell and the Jewish State was done. So for 2,000 years, basically, we've either been slaves or house servants to the West, and when we started getting into Germany in the 1820s, 1830s, they said, yes, you can come here, but you have to, in fact, pass for white. You can't be Jews. You can be Germans of Hebrew extraction, but anytime we feel like it, we're going to take everything you own away from you. So we've, from 2,000 years of slavery up until the formation of the State of Israel, we even internalized the habit of saying, please don't hit me. And the other thing we've internalized the habit of, anybody who lives farther east than us, they're the bad guys. Those bad, bad guys wearing a Stremel in Brooklyn, they're the guys you want. Oh, there's Austudan living in Poland, they're the guys you want. I'm a good Jew. Oh, those Jews living in Israel, they're the guys you want. And so now we've come to the place where Jews are supporting the Democratic Party, which is supporting anti-Semitism, and through funding Iran, the murder of the Jews. We'll be back in a moment. I'm speaking to David Mamet. I mean, obviously, they would respond, didn't Joe Biden condemn vociferously what Hamas did? So you'll have to amplify on your point about the Democratic Party when we come back. David Mamet's piece, How the Democrats Betray the Jews, is up at Dennis Prager.com. We return.
"jew" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"John, John Stuart Mill wrote that he who knows only his own side of the case knows little to which today's college students respond. He and his are cis pronouns. They commit violence against queer and BIPOC communities. So who cares what John Stuart Mill says, whoever he is. Oh, and Thomas Jefferson was a slave holder. He might have done some other called elite. Just stay expensive. Well, it's pretty devastating stuff. Yep. They learned to despise Israel at college. Israel is a free and open liberal society. Hamas is a totalitarian Nazi likes regime and college students increasingly support them. This is a, this is a clarifying moment in case you needed one. Because college life today is a day spa combined with a North Korean reeducation camp. When I grow up, I want to work for a woke company like super woke. When I grow up, when I grow up, I want to be hired based on what I look like rather than my skills. I want to be judged by my political beliefs. I want to get promoted based on my chromosomes. When I grow up, on eggshells and have my words policed by HR words like grandfather, peanut gallery, long time no see no can do. When I grow up, I want to be obsessed with emotional safety and do workplace sensitivity training all day long. When I grow up, I want to climb the corporate ladder just by following the crowd. I want to be a conformist. I want to weaponize my pronouns. What are pronouns? It's time to grow up and get back to work. Introducing the number one woke free job board in America, red balloon dot work. Hi everybody. Dennis Prager here on a personal note. And I haven't noted this generally, but for whatever reason, it hit me today. It's my mother's birthday, October 24th. She's gone for a number of years now, but it does make you think. It's funny that my parents' birthdays are indelibly marked in my brain, October 24th and July 18th. Do you know that when I was a kid, it gives you an idea of how deep certain things are. I don't mean psychologically, I mean in society. It is interesting to me that it is not an issue today like it was when I was a kid. And you know, wokeness was not even invented yet. But October 24th, I remember because it was my mother's birthday, it was also United Nations Day. And it was actually celebrated. Did you know that? Look it up. See, what is United Nations Day? And I remember as a kid thinking, oh that's a big deal. I didn't know the the moral rot that the UN... I'm right? Yeah, October 24th because it's my mother's birthday. I always associated the two. God, United Nations Day. That's really something to celebrate. It's been such a force for good. Was it at a United Nations conference in Durban, South Africa? Was that a UN conference? That Israel is a racist state? Here's a sick story for you. Woke origins from the Daily Mail today. Oregon school chiefs suspend need for high schoolers to prove math, reading, and writing skills to graduate for five more years to bolster minority students who don't test well. So my dear friends, this of course goes under the category of everything the left touches, it destroys schools and minority students. The message to minority students in Oregon is, you don't test well so we won't count the test. Not you don't test well so we will educate you better and make scholastic demands on you. No. No. Oregon school chiefs have again suspended the need for high schoolers to prove their math, reading, and writing skills in order to graduate. As if, by the way, they really had even before extensive math, reading, and writing skills. Here's a question for you. What percentage of Oregon high school seniors of any color can explain the difference between its with an apostrophe and its without an apostrophe? High school seniors. We need a tick-tock there, Sean, because I have posed a quiz question. Very good. Very good, Sean. You can hit the guy over the head. So what do you think the percentage is? I think it's under 50%. By the way, not just Oregon. I think it's under 50% in every state of the Union. You think I'm overstating it? Tell me the difference between its with an apostrophe and its without an apostrophe. Just phrasing the question like that, what percentage of high school seniors do you think would answer the question correctly? Here's a real question. What percentage of high school seniors know what an apostrophe is? Right? Do you know that frequently I will see pieces written by journalists that get its wrong. Now that's not an esoteric grammatical thing. Its with an apostrophe means it is. Its without an apostrophe does not. This is not complex. The dog ate its food. Okay? That's when you use it without an apostrophe. All you need to say is, would you say the dog ate it is food? No. So when they have reduced standards in Oregon, you have to understand that it was reduced from a pathetically low level to begin with. The letters of Civil War soldiers who never went to high school, let alone graduated it or college, are so much more eloquent than what is written by high school students, college students today. When the government took over education, it began to deteriorate. The government runs very few things better than the individual runs them. Very, very few things. I'm really starting to get clear about the villains of American history. Woodrow Wilson is a big one. A really big one. A Democrat. A racist. I mean truly a racist. Not in left-wing jargon. We don't agree with you. You're a racist. An honest-to-goodness racist. And a huge believer in massive expansion of the state. I have a thought about reparations, then I'll get back to Oregon. I think Democrats should be, if you're going to pay reparations, only Democrats should. The Republican Party opposed slavery. Opposed Jim Crow. The Republican Party was the anti-slavery party. The anti-racist party. The Democratic Party has always been the racist party. They should pay the reparations. State Board of Education voted last week to continue the suspension for another five years amid claims they are unfair on minority students who don't test well. In order to earn a diploma, graduating students were previously required to earn standardized test scores indicating proficiency in reading, writing, and math. But this was put on pause during the pandemic as standardized tests weren't happening amid school closures. So the left believed in school closures more than the right. They screwed up kids that way and then they screw them further by saying you don't have to gain or you don't have to attain a certain level of proficiency in reading, writing, and math in order to graduate. Well, following a unanimous vote, unanimous, Oregon is really sick. It was unanimous? The Oregon State Board of Education last week, the requirement will not be in place for at least the next five years. Fascinating. Now let me read to you more about this. Opponents of the essential skills requirement argued it was harmful to students of color, students with disabilities, and those learning English as a second language. Would they do this with regard to a driver's test? Would they do this with regard to a pilot's test? Well, United Airlines is. United Airlines announced it's reserving 50% of its pilot school positions to women and minorities. Everything the left touches it destroys, including minority's ability to advance. We'll return. So you see what they're doing to damage students? Again, the left's damaging of children is incredible. So for another five years, how you score on the standardized tests of reading, writing, and math won't count toward your graduation. In other words, you could know virtually nothing and graduate. This is the Oregon State Board of Education. So I looked up who is on the Oregon State Board of Education and shocker of shockers, all women. Stunning. I couldn't believe it. Of course, you could say anything you want about men. You say men are overwhelmingly the sources of violence. No, nobody bats an eyelash. But if you point out how utterly disproportionately women are hurting children through schools, through hormone blockers, through the robbing of their innocence with drag queen story hours when they're six years old, if you point that out, then you're a misogynist. You can say anything you want about men. There's toxic masculinity, but there's no such thing as toxic femininity. Of course not, because the left does not hold truth to be of value. So it's really remarkable, I thought they would be one man. But I looked up and unless this is erroneous, it says State Board of Education, Oregon State Board of Education. Here are the members according to their website. Guadalupe Martinez Zapata is the chair, female. Oh, well, actually, there is one without a picture. I assume there's one male. Here we go. I don't know why he has no picture. Let me just make sure. Gustavo Morales. Another interesting thing is, yeah, he's a male. He is a Spanish journalist. That doesn't make sense. No, that doesn't make sense. That's a different Gustavo Morales. Let me see. Oregon. There we go. Gustavo Morales, executive director of UValkri in, let's see if that's correct. Ontario, Oregon. Gustavo is the executive director of UValkri, an organization that develops the social capital and leadership capacity of community members. Do you understand that? So I asked, my producer is a very bright man, just for the record. So you didn't understand that. What if, God forbid, you were placed in solitary confinement and were not allowed out until you explained that sentence? Would you remain there the rest of your life? Wow. Can you explain it? Of course not. I would be, hopefully, with you in solitary confinement, but then it's not solitary. It's an organization that develops the social capital and leadership capacity of community members. Gustavo was appointed by Governor Kate Brown to sit on two positions. Let me see. The Oregon Advocacy Commission, Commission on Hispanic Affairs, and a board member for the Cultural Development Board for the State of Oregon, Oregon Cultural Trust. Wow. Okay. So he's the one male. The chair is Guadalupe Martinez Zapata. She is one of six siblings and the daughter of working-class parents with the highest aspirations and regard for education and civism. You ever heard that term? Civism? Didn't you just have a civism at the doctor? You didn't? There wasn't a civism? Oh, civism is that lump on your skin, that it was a civism. I don't know what's the... Okay. Guadalupe inherited this love and commitment to education by the good citizen. I know. I assume that. Okay. Right. It's a new word though, I presume. Anyway, it doesn't matter. Guadalupe inherited this love. By the way, it's love for, not love to, but doesn't matter, and service and has made a lifelong career of creating pathways of accessibility and equity for non-traditional student populations. What does that mean? What is non-traditional? Non-white? Is that what it means? Yeah, the term civism. It comes from the French Revolution. Oh, God. I'm so happy we found that out. All right. So she's the chair of the Destroy Children Commission known as the Oregon State Board of Education. Next, Libra Forde is a former athlete and business owner. She champions elite personal behavior. She uses her education and elite athletic experience to cultivate thought partnerships that is actionable, manageable, and sustainable. You're back in solitary confinement, my friend. This is the official bios at the Oregon State Department of Education, the State Education Department. It's really precious. She cultivates thought partnerships that is actionable. By the way, wouldn't it be our actionable? Thought partnerships is plural. Manageable and sustainable. Let me say this, Alan, and it comes from my heart. You and I have an actionable, manageable, and sustainable thought partnership. I could not have put it better than the Oregon Education Department. I'm going to tell my wife the same thing. Honey, we have an actionable, manageable, and sustainable thought partnership. I hope she doesn't start tearing up. Why is it true what the Jewish prayer book of the Passover Seder says, a line that is probably 2,000 years old, I'll translate from the Hebrew, in every generation someone arises to annihilate us? And as I always point out, not to persecute, not to enslave, to annihilate. There is no hatred like Jew hatred in the history of the world where the purpose is the annihilation of the Jews. The that was their aim and they largely succeeded in Europe. And that is the aim of the Iranian regime, one of the most powerful regimes in the world. It's the aim of Hamas, the aim of Hezbollah, and the aim of the Syrian government and others. So that's the ultimate issue today and I have a guest. I rarely have a guest for the ultimate issues hour, but he's an extremely thoughtful man, one of the most successful playwrights in the United States, and screenwriters and film director David Mamet. And I am delighted that he's here. I wish it was a different topic. I wish it was a happy topic like Bulldogs. Oh yeah, now you're talking, yeah. Now you see, I knew I'd hit home that. So before anything, because I think it is so bloodily instructive, I want to see if this call, oh bummer. Totally understandably, my screener cleared the lines for the ultimate issues hour. But somebody from Ohio, I hope you're still listening, said that there are no left-wing Jews who were supporting Hamas. And the reason I thought it was so important is if that is indeed what he called to say, and usually my screeners get it right, then this is proof of what I've long said. People believe what they want to believe, just for the record. Here is a piece from France 24, hardly a right-wing organization, not in our name, Jewish New Yorkers speaking out for the Palestinians. And then there was the demonstration in Washington where protesters on Capitol Hill against Israel's quote, genocide in Gaza, war tallit. This is from the Israeli news Ynet. Yeah, liberal organizations, Jewish Voice for Peace called for ceasefire as hostages held in Gaza, angering Israelis. Reform movement response does not represent the reform movement or a significant portion of the overall Jewish community. Some left-wing Jewish groups in the United States are siding with Hamas in the current war on Israel's southern border. Okay, anyway, I wish he were on so that I could ask him why he thinks that that doesn't exist. David Mamet wrote a piece, was it yesterday or the day before? Yeah, I don't know, one of those two. Okay, came out yesterday. How the Democrats Betrayed the Jews. I grew up in a tiny Jewish enclave on Chicago's south side, and that's how it begins. And you describe, as I have of my own life, as I've said on my birth certificate, it said Democrat. That's right, yeah. And that is not changeable. Sex is changeable. Yeah, of course. But Democratic Party status isn't. That's right, that's right. Well, what happened to the American Jews is some of the doctors and the moirails got confused because instead of snipping off a little bit of foreskin, they took off our cerebral cortex and weren't capable of thinking. But the good news today, and I don't know if you saw this because it just came out, is that Hamas said as a gesture of conciliation, they're considering sewing the heads back on some of the babies. It's dark. That's very dark. By the way, there is more that they have actually called in journalists to see pictures of some of the atrocities that were committed. I learned yesterday, and I've been very careful, I have not spoken once about the decapitation because I want to see, I believe it, as I said, but I need to see, I would like to see proven evidence because I remember atrocity reports that came out of Kuwait about children and it turns out not to be true. It's why it's important never to lie. But what was verified was gang rape of Jewish women, the young women who were at the music festival. And they were so horrible, their pelvises were ruptured. And the gang rapes that were committed, and then they would be stabbed to death. Well, the truth must lie somewhere in between. Oh, right. Yeah. Okay, I hear you. Yeah, that's what I said about 9-11. Maybe the case that I just want to knock down one of the buildings. Right. Well, you're so right. This notion that, yes, there are two sides. Yeah, sure. So, I've talked to you in the past, on the air and off the air, and you underwent a metamorphosis because you started out, as most Jews do, Democrat and liberal. What happened? What happened is I sat down at the kitchen table and I started saying, wait a second, I'm not living my life exactly according to the things that I professed, and then I looked around at all my liberal friends because they were the only friends that I had, and I noticed that neither were they. So then, as I kind of rediscovered my Judaism of 30-40 years ago and started reading the Torah, I started seeing that everything that's happening in the world has always been happening, and that everything I was going through as a Jew was what always happened to the Jews, which we always wanted to go back into Egypt, and that it occurred to me that Moses didn't have any trouble with anybody—the Hittites, the Hivites, the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Philistines. Only people he had trouble with were the Jews because the Jews always wanted to go back to slavery because that's the human condition, and now we're seeing, as Malcolm X said, the chickens have come home to roost, and many Jews who grew up as red diaper babies won't see the light, and they would literally rather die than change their opinion.
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"They are. Thank you, Carrie. And good luck. Thank you. God bless you, Dennis. Thanks for having me on. Yes, indeed. As I always say, when people say, God bless you, I say he has. That's my standard answer. Well, I will say this. The U.S. is the greatest creator today of toxic ideas. I am ashamed and sad to say it is also the biggest creator of anti-toxic ideas and fight. There is no conservative movement on earth like that of America, just as America is the leading manufacturer of sick ideas like men give birth. It has spread, but it's come out of our university system. It's an interesting question for people to ponder. If only science, technology, engineering and math remained and people had to get a liberal arts education, which I deeply believe in. If you don't know history, you're a dangerous human being. Nevertheless, if the colleges of the country closed down, do you think the moral and intellectual level of Americans would increase or decrease? Would the amount of dangerous and stupid ideas increase or decrease? What was Bill Maher's description? A day spa with North Korean propaganda with North Korean re-education. If Bill Maher says that, it means it has finally seeped down what I've talked about for 40 years, the moral and intellectual degradation of our colleges. If Bill Maher can get away with it and get applauded, it's a good sign. Mike Lindell has a passion to help you get the best sleep of your life. He didn't stop at the pillow. Mike also created the Giza dream bed sheets. These sheets look and feel great, which means an even better night's sleep, which is crucial for overall health. Mike found the world's best cotton called Giza. It's ultra soft and breathable, but extremely durable. Mike's latest deal is the sale of the year for a limited time. You'll receive 50% off the Giza dream sheets, marking prices down as low as $29.98, depending on the size. Go to mypillow.com, click on the radio podcast's square, and use the promo code Prager. There you'll find not only this amazing offer, but also deep discounts on all my pillow products, including the MyPillow 2.0 mattress topper, MyPillow kitchen towel sets, and so much more. Call 800-761-6302 or go to mypillow.com and use the promo code Prager.
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"Carrie is back. Carrie Lake in Arizona. Have you followed the Arizona state issue with Charlie Kirk and myself? Absolutely. As a matter of fact, when Robert Kiyosaki and you and Charlie were going to speak at ASU and Robert became aware that they were trying to ban you, he reached out to me and I put everything I could in motion to start getting some media to cover because, you know, the media wouldn't cover it. And I helped Robert get a lot of good media and honest journalists to come in because there's a few honest journalists out there. And they started covering the story and getting it out there. And I think getting that coverage actually helped save that speaking event that was so important for people to be able to hear. And now I'm following what's happening with Charlie and these outrageous professors that are brainwashing and damaging the minds of our children over at ASU and other campuses, frankly. So I spoke before the Arizona State Senate in Phoenix and I just want my listeners to know that talk is on the internet. That 37 professors out of 45, I believe it is, at Barrett College. It's an honors college. And I talked about and wrote about the garbage that so many of them write. And that they called me a white nationalist. I mean, I lost relatives to white nationalists as a Jew. In effect, these 37 professors basically called me a Nazi. Now, I'm not hurt by it. I'm hurt for the state, the sick state of Arizona State University, that that is the moral and intellectual level of so many of their professors. Well, I mean, they're hiring people based on diversity, equity, and inclusiveness or whatever they call it, DEI. I call it D-I-E because you're going to watch free speech die, you're going to watch pure education, fundamental education die. That's good, by the way. Invert the... That's good. I should do that. Diversity, inclusion, equity die. That's good. When that's how you hire people, you're destined for failure, right? You're destined for failure. Actually, that's a very racist way to hire. You're basing hiring on someone's skin color. I think people want to be hired based on their ability. I would want to know if I were hired for a job, I was hired based on my ability. So it's horrible what's happened. And I don't blame... You talked about these students doing stupid things and you're watching them march in support of absolute barbaric terrorists. And I want to blame these students. That's the easy way out is to say, oh, these students are terrible. This is horrible. I blame politicians and our education system that we have continued to fund an education system that has brainwashed our kids K through 12. And then the cherry on top, when they go off to college, they get the final doses of brainwashing and indoctrination. And we're expecting a lot from our kids to come out of this system, this education system intact and intelligent. It's impossible almost. And so the ones who do come out intact, God bless them. And maybe somewhere along the way, their parents did something right. I know, and I've told you this, Dennis, when my kids were little, if they wanted to play video games for an hour or two hours, if they wanted to do something fun, go somewhere fun, we always made them watch anywhere between three to five PragerU videos. And I really truly believe that that is what helped keep my kids from falling to the indoctrination at school.
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"Carrie Lake is announced that she is running for the U.S. Senate from Arizona, and I have her on the line. If you're watching, you can have the good fortune of seeing her as well. Hi, Carrie. Good morning. Hello, Dennis. Good to be with you again. Let me ask you about your state. You have essentially two senators and a governor that are Democrats. Is that correct? I don't want to see. Okay. Why? Is it truly that blue a state? Well, I don't believe it is. I mean, I think, you know, if you followed our campaign that we have a movement, and our movement is America First here in Arizona. The people here love President Trump. They love his policies that secured our border for the first time in decades. They loved his policies that created a strong economy. They loved his policies that created safe streets. So I believe it is still a red state and a state that wants common sense solutions to the problems we have. These problems aren't impossible to fix. It's just we get these politicians who get in the way. Unfortunately, we have had a mess when it comes to our elections here. There's no secret about that. The whole world saw it. They saw it in 2020, and again in 2022. And that's why I continue to fight in the court system to remedy that so that we can have honest elections going forward. You know, the people showed up, they did everything right. They got involved. And then on election day, wow, none of the machines worked. They all failed. The printers were printing the wrong ballots. And there were four and five and six hour lines. We can't go on as a country much longer when our elections are run like we're living in a banana republic. So I'm still fighting that. And hopefully we can get some honest elections. And then the will of the people, we will see that play out in our government. And I think we'll start to get some common sense solutions and less of these swamp creatures. If you could have three wishes with regard to voting, I'm putting you on the spot because I'm asking you for three things immediately, but I am curious. What would you like to see enacted, not just in Arizona, in any given state? What would be your wishlist? I would love to see election day voting, not election month, where we use paper ballots. We give IDs to prove who we are. Can I go four? Yes. Yes. You can go five. Yes. We hand count right there on the election night and we have the results before we go to bed or by midnight. So I want my listeners to, I did not know what you would say. I agree 100%. Why doesn't it tell people all they need to know about the Democratic party that they oppose everything you just said? Why is that not determinative? I think your listeners already know the answer to that. The Democrat party is, first of all, it's not the same as the Democrat party of yesteryear. It is a party that is pushing straight out Marxism and their policies are disastrous. That's why we're living in the world that is so dangerous right now. We're on the precipice of World War III. Our borders are wide open. We have an invasion in our country. We have crime that's out of control on our streets. We've got the drugs pouring in, the homeless population growing. I could go on and on with the problems. These are Democrat policies playing out and they just don't work for the people. They don't work. Joe Biden has us on a fast track to total destruction. As I said, when I announced I'd like to put him on an Amtrak back to Delaware and I'd like him to take all of his friends like Kirsten Sinema and Ruben Gallego who are running for Senate here in Arizona and I'd like them to get on the Amtrak with Joe and let some people who actually love this country and want to solve these problems get busy in Washington to do that work. So, I want just to return to that. I want people listening to ask members of their family or friends who are Democrats, do you oppose paper ballots? Why was a change ever made? What is more? They had to. They had to make elections so complicated and that's what they are. They are so complicated now. You've got the tabulator machines. You've got various types of printers. You've got voting centers. You have to figure out where do I go to vote. It used to be, Dennis, you just went to the the church or the elementary school right around the corner. We voted in small precincts. So, it was very difficult to vote. It was very easy to detect fraud. You had a small voter list that you could match the name and the ID to. It was very secure and it worked. You know, we've been voting with paper ballots for hundreds of years or, you know, since we've had paper. We've been voting with paper ballots. It's very simple. They had to make it complicated so they could inject various levels of fraud in our voting system. They had to drag it out over a month. They had to drag it out over a month. That's right. That's so key. Back in a moment with Carrie Lake.
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"He has not put two and two together that the left, which he regularly excoriates, is truly the enemy of liberalism. That's the two and two that liberals have to put together. Jewish liberals who have sympathy for leftist causes, will they put two and two together? Their enemy is leftism? I don't know. It'd be interesting to see. In any event, here is Bill Maher from Friday Night. And finally, Newell was an Ivy League graduate who knows the value of a liberal education. I have one piece of advice for the youth of America. Don't go to college. By the way, I'm going to keep interrupting because it's so good. If you found out that I wrote this script, you would believe it. Just let's say that. It's eerie. It is eerie how similar. Of course, I didn't write it. I don't want to imply that. I'm just saying it sounds like I did and it is remarkable to hear it from him. Sean even thinks it was pulled from stuff I've said over the years. It doesn't matter. The only point is worth making. The similarity is remarkable. Yep, don't go to college. How long have you heard me say that sending your kids to college is playing Russian roulette with their values? 25 years? At least. Let's go on. And if you absolutely have to go, don't go to an elite college because, as recent events have shown, it just makes you stupid. Okay, now that's really eerie because I have said college makes you stupid. By the way, the left has excoriated me for saying that. College makes you stupid. The left is proof. College not only made them stupid, and this is not meant as an attack. Of course, it's an attack, but it's not meant as an attack. It's meant as either true or not. If it's not true, you should never listen to me. If it is true, you should never listen to the left, okay? I'm making it as clear, as binary, yes, I'm a binary believer in most cases, as possible. Either the left is right or I'm right. We can't both be right. All they do is destroy. If I'm right, never take them seriously. But you can't just dismiss it. Decide. That's right. College makes you stupid. That is correct. If Bill Maher says it and his audience applauds, that is a major gain in America. They are wastelands, most of our universities, morally and intellectually. They have more administrators than students, and these administrators could have been trained in Beijing. All they are are mind manipulators of DEI, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and teaching that all whites are racist, and other racist doctrines. Your children are taught scummy ideas at college. Some of the kids will not be affected. A, they have already been aware of and you or others have taught them, like PragerU, to be honest. Or they were drunk most of the time and heard nothing. Those are the only two groups that are not adversely morally affected by the left-wing run universities. Bill Maher is right. College makes you stupid, and the more elite, the more stupid. Continue. There are few if any positives to come out of what happened in Israel, but one of them is opening America's eyes to how higher education has become indoctrination into a stew of bad ideas, among them the simplistic notion that the world is a binary place where everyone is either an oppressor being babies and bubbas. The same students who will tell you that words are violence and silence is violence were very supportive when Hamas terrorists went on a rape and murder rampage worthy of the Vikings. They knew where to point the fingers at the murdered and then it was off to ethics class. That's right, good one. Now I recognize that a certain amount of foolishness is expected of college kids, but mixing Jagermeister and tomato juice isn't the same as siding with terrorists. 34 student groups at Harvard signed a letter that said the apartheid regime is the only one to blame, proving they don't know what constitutes apartheid. They don't know much of anything actually. That's right. But it doesn't deter them from having an opinion. They've convinced themselves Israel is the most repressive regime in history because they have no knowledge of history or even a desire to know it. And actual history doesn't come up in their intersectionality of politics and gender queer identities class. Now to be fair, at least five of the student groups have rescinded what they signed saying they didn't read the letter closely and they promised not to make that mistake again after they graduate and start running the world. But I actually believe them that they didn't read the letter closely. I think they scanned it, said it was blaming Israel and went back to surfing TikTok. Because college life today is a day spa combined with a North Korean re-education camp. Hold on. That is a precious, that is truly precious. College is a day spa combined with a North Korean re-education camp. That's a keeper. Just that line, Sean, enters the Hall of Fame. Just that. Periodically, when I talk about colleges, those words continue please. It's a daycare center with a meal plan except the toddlers can fire the adults. The fact that college presidents who usually love to speak out about anything couldn't find their voice to condemn the worst attacks of the Holocaust. There's a lot about who really controls colleges and why if ignorance is a disease. Harvard Yard is the Wuhan wet market. This was a question I posed yesterday of a Harvard grad student. Will Harvard's reputation take a permanent hit? Back in a moment. When the government used emergency edicts during COVID to restrict the gathering and worship of churches, three pastors facing the risk of imprisonment, unlimited fines, and their own churches being ripped apart, took a courageous stand and reopened their doors in the face of a world that chose to comply. The Essential Church is a feature-length documentary that explores the struggle between the church and government throughout history. 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"Jews who were on the left, and I'm not talking about liberal Jews, liberals, I always make a distinction between liberals and left every single day, Jews who were on the left have been pals with really bad people and bad movements. And now they're surprised. The ability of people to fool themselves appears to be limitless. And that is what many Jews did, American Jews, with regard to the left. Will it be a wake-up call? Among a few. A lot of people have deluded themselves about the left. This show is not one of them. We continue. Men who love their wives, men who raise their own children, men who tackle the workforce, motivated by their family and the needs of others. Without fathers, our civilization will simply sink back into the Stone Age. We need to bring dads back or else. Get your copy of George Gilder's classic book, Men and Marriage, today at DadsAreBack.com. Civilization is built by men with families to feed. Without the dads, we're toast. Get George Gilder's book at DadsAreBack.com.
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"What I just told you should be known by every student. Israel gave up a gigantic piece of land for peace because Egypt promised real peace. Israel, people don't remember this either. Israel abandoned Gaza, and the first thing they did was destroy everything that the Israelis had built there, even though it would have been good for their economy. The text cites the Hadith, Hadith Islamic oral tradition, that incites the murder of Jews. The time will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them, until the Jew hides behind the stones and the trees, and the stones or the trees say, oh Muslim, oh servant of God, this is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. I don't know of any such text in Christianity or in Judaism with regard to an existing group of people. It is true that the Israelites killed the Canaanites. They didn't wipe them out, by the way. They reappear regularly, or at least reappear. Anyway, if you're not a Canaanite, there's really nothing to worry about, or a Gilgameshite. I went on a Gilgameshite website the other day, just nothing was there. The document was exposed Friday by the research departments of Hakol Hayehoudi, that means the voice of the Jew, or the Jewish voice really, Newsite and the Regavim movement NGO, who likened its statements to a virtual declaration of war. The disturbing development indicates that the supposedly moderate Palestinian authority appears to endorse a perspective paralleling that of Hamas, with both groups unified in their animosity toward Jewish communities, thus dispelling any illusions of a fundamental distinction between those two. That's right, but none of this seems to matter. It has also ignited concerns over potential escalations in violence against Jews, especially given the dangerous implications of granting control over territories like Gaza to such entities. Why is the United States now calling for a hundred million dollars of new US funding to Gaza? Isn't that a reward for what they did? Do you understand it that way? Well, I talked yesterday about the articles in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times of progressive Jews feeling abandoned by the progressive community which is supportive of Hamas and the eradication of the Jewish people in Israel because they were so naive about leftism. Leftism hates Israel just like Hamas and Hezbollah and Iran do. And as I point out in my column today, the Tuesday column, you can see it on my website, you can see it at townhall.com. As I point out, the desire to wipe out Jews has been true in every generation from some quarter. And in this generation, it is of a large swath of the Muslim world and the left.
"jew" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"That is not maligned by the left. It's therefore irrelevant. I'll say this, mainstream conservative versus mainstream left who has been telling more truth in the last 10 years. It isn't even a contest. Anyway, here is something to help people understand. People don't want to understand what's 2014, nine years ago, is as if I made it today explaining the Middle East conflict. One side wants the other side dead. That is the refrain of my presentation of five minutes. There are probably 20 million views of that video, which is very heartening because it can't influence an open mind because it's true. One side wants the other side dead. If you deny that after October 7th, then there's nothing to be said. It's probably not worth watching the video. Moderate, in quotes, Palestinian authority calls to murder Jews, fight the Jews, and kill them all. In a startling revelation, an official document recently published by the generally called Moderate Palestinian Authority is shown to outline explicit calls for the murder of Jewish individuals as it calls on Imams to incite violence against Jews in Friday sermons, citing a religious text for Muslims to fight the Jews and kill them all. The document published Friday by the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs provides comprehensive instructions for Imams to incite violence in their weekly religious sermons, including inflammatory rhetoric and a message to kill the Jews. Imploring the Palestinian populace to uphold the preservation of public and personal property, framing it as a religious, moral, and national duty, it advocates for continued resistance. We call upon our Palestinian people. Despite the pain and tragedies, we cannot raise a white flag until the occupation is removed and the independent Palestine state is established with Jerusalem as its capital. Now understand, please, that occupation is removed is double talk because they believe all of Israel is occupied land. It's not just the West Bank and the reason for the West Bank being occupied is that Jordan, which ran the West Bank in 1967, which owned it, declared war and attacked Israel, and Israel simply was then in possession seven days later or six days later of the area. What was Israel supposed to do? Really, what was Israel supposed to do? When Israel did give up land and got peace, it was happy to do so. It gave up the Sinai Peninsula, rich in oil, which Israel didn't have. It gave it up to Egypt. How many people talk about that? How many Harvard seniors know that? How many Harvard seniors majoring in modern history know that? How many seniors majoring in Middle East history know that? My assumption is that in terms of what is important to know, virtually no student at any college knows anything.
"jew" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"You know again he went to jail for tax evasion but nonetheless he's a self-hating Jew who actively supports Hamas and actively supports Hezbollah. I'm not talking about representing them. Anybody's entitled to have their constitutional rights defended. I'm talking about glorifying them, supporting them, giving them ideological support and that's what some Jewish lawyers, some Jewish radicals and even some Jewish donors are doing but we have to make Harvard pay a price and other schools pay a price for its unwillingness to apply a single standard and to engage in the kind of reckoning with Jews that it did with blacks. Obviously your most recent book is Get Trump. Can you plug one of your books so that you have published on this topic of Jew hatred and Israel? I think that would be really helpful for our audience. I wrote The Case for Israel which was a major bestseller back in the early part of the 20th century. I wrote a book called The Case for Peace where I come out in favor of the two-state solution and I say I'm pro-Israel, pro-Palestine but anti-Hamas so I have a bunch of books on Israel and the Israeli situation. I guess if somebody wants to really read my views on that, The Case for Israel is probably the best one. I'm now writing a book that'll be out I hope in two weeks called The War on the Jews and I have about half of it written already since last Sunday. You know when I get inspired by these horrible events I don't stop until I'm finished so I will complete this book by the middle of next week. It'll be sent to the public and you can get The War on the Jews in about two or three weeks. I'm laughing. Only professor Dershowitz can just say, you know what, I want to write a book and in two weeks you have a whole other book. It's unparalleled. The book is The Case for Israel if you are interested.
"jew" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The conversation when I get more of your thoughts about what you're seeing in Asia whether or not you're putting more capital to work across markets here Helen Jew is CIO and managing director at nan Fung on the line for us from Hong Kong Here on Bloomberg daybreak Asia where we are seeing stocks sold off Australia's ASX 200 is down 1% This is Bloomberg Not completing high Is it acceptable to go to Mickey D's just for a drink Of course it is But good luck leaving with just a drink It's more than a drink It's a Mickey D's drink And right now a small minute maid slushie is just one 59 so all you have to do is choose a flavor Like the tropical mango or strawberry watermelon and enjoy like it's meant to be enjoyed Prices and participation may vary can not be combined with any other offer He scores more of a social thing than it was an academic thing I came out in the 11th grade Nobody was embracing you The kids were cruel It was very difficult to be gay Even though all these years have passed I still had that longing to have my diploma The hard part was determining that I was gonna do it But I definitely didn't do it alone At age 30 with the help of her mentor Carissa finished her high school diploma I have a mentor Maria She convinced me to continue my education and to finish what I started to get my diploma Just never judges She's a true role model If you're even considering.
"jew" Discussed on Tribe Talk Connection
"Address anti-semitism and feel empowered in their jewish identity from before they go off to college and through their college years and beyond and now dr gorgeous in this segment of our history of israel. We wanna take a little bit of a step aside and not talk about israel internally your talk about israel's foreign policy fuck about american susan how american jews felt about israel. We tend to have the following assumptions. America has always been israel's most important ally and we also have this assumption. Oh americans zoos loved. Israel really loved it from the very beginning until the palestinian conflict happened. And then once there was an occupation then understandably americans has got very conflicted about israel and that leads us to where we are now and where. We're going to see very quickly. Is that neither of those assumptions are true. And let's start with the latter one. This idea that american jews were from the very outset really in love with this idea of jewish state. They weren't and they were in fact very conflicted about the idea of jewish state. And here's why here's what president. Woodrow wilson says in one thousand nine hundred fifteen two years before the belford declaration he says to a group of newly naturalized americans. You cannot dedicate yourself to america unless you become an every respect and in every purpose of your will thorough americans you cannot become thorough americans if you think of yourself in groups. America does not consist of groups. A man. 'cause it's nine hundred fifteen. That's how he spoke back them. A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in america has not yet become an american and the man who goes among the trade upon your nationality is nowhere. The son to live under the stars and stripes. wilson says. we're all in favor of immigration. We want you in. You can be italian. Americans austrian american spanish americans polish americans russian americans. But not your americans and the minute. Your identity is hyphenated. You're not really american at all. That's one thousand nine hundred fifteen but in nineteen thousand nine hundred seventeen british issue the balfour declaration his majesty's government view with favour the establishment in palestine of a national home for the jewish people and european sinus. Look at american jews and say okay. Come on join us looking at all the progress. We've made american just very uncomfortable. How you make your weight in america and we know of the jews were hardly equal in america in nineteen fifteen or nineteen seventeen. They had a long way to go. How do you make your way in america and at the same time. Say i'm a scientist. I also want to build an american homeland somewhere else. It's a very uncomfortable position for american jews..
"jew" Discussed on Unholy
"That it still hasn't happened. It's gonna take a while of carelessly. Had that moment so anyway we must say that there are many jews appointed to joe biden's cabinet so yeah like i say i had makarius thrill away seeing Common harris up there. Because i was imagining what it would be like but in a way we don't need to imagine there's a jewish connection of dicamba harasses husband the so called second. Gentlemen doug emhoff is jewish. But he's more. I think more substantively more importantly is the number of jews. Joe biden's appointed to key positions. Now like i say with this sort of florida. Jewish couple in my mind a little bit. I am wary of this game. I'm aware that they can be a little say. How many jews and you know people did this. Even with donald trump who had steven mnuchin treasury and gary cohn as his chief economic adviser but nevertheless it is striking that there are a at least ten. Prominent jews nominated to key positions. The forward of jewish paper was joking. There would be enough numbers to have a minion in the west wing. That been getting around awhile but you can go through. The may is they're insignificant places. He's chief of staff on clain. Twenty lincoln secretary of state. Who's made a huge thing. In his in his testimony when he appeared before the senate foreign relations committee for his nomination to be ratified he's straightaway talked about his stepfather. Samuel pisa who was really a very prominent holocaust survivor. Tony blinken talked about that. Janet yellen at treasury the attorney general. He's merrick garland who has denied a spot on the supreme court. Joe biden brings him back as attorney. General alejandra my your us homeland security secretary ever jews richter national intelligence. Wendy sherman is deputy secretary say on and on it goes are more names. They're you know you'd have to be a -tarian in your rules you'd have to say women count as a minion but if you make that shift if you'll reform more conservative and you allow women to take the million you definitely have a million in the west wing now. The question is whether it matters a tool. I mean in a way there was. Donald trump did have a couple of jews around incidentally small prince's on that i was not it was amazing and people pointed this out that donald trump used to appoint cabinet members to sort of type and and so you know he's housing and urban development secretary was black and he's head of education was a woman because he could imagine a woman as a schoolteacher. You imagine how urban development that's black people and so similarly people notice the He's to jewish appointments. Were to deal with money. It was the treasury secretary in the you know economic adviser he sort of played to that needs to say didn't he..