In  today’s discussion Fortress of Faith Radio by Tom Wallace and Sharam Hadian discuss condition of America before God.  Download the MP3 to listen, or go to the audio page On October 9, 2015, President Obama visited Roseburg, OR, to advance his gun control agenda. He did not speak directly about the issue while there, but right after the shooting he did say that he wanted to politicize this. In the shooting, Christians were targeted, but the President has ignored this fact. You can be sure that had Muslims been targeted, he would have made much of it. This is shameful behavior and many are outraged by it. Not only has the President failed to speak out on the fact the Christians were targeted, most of the media has also been silent on this fact. As a mater of fact, one major Fox News personality said that this was not confirmed even though several of those in the room said it was so. According to the media they were asked about their religion. No they were not! They were asked specifically if they were Christians. Many of the citizens of Roseburg are outraged because the President is using this tragedy to advance his anti-gun agenda. The media is reporting that their were a couple of hundred protesters, and that there was an equal amount of protesters supporting the President. Those who were interviewed said they saw a least a thousand against the President’s visit and that a few cars drove by with “We love Obama” signs. The media is doing one thing that I think is right this time. They are making great effort not to put the shooter’s name on the air. At first I asked, what are they trying to hide, and there are things that are being hid, but then I understood their purpose was not to elevate this man so others seeking to make a name for themselves would know that there would be no fame found by doing such a horrendous thing. They are trying to shape the discussion on this incident because it doesn’t fit the liberal agenda on racism. The liberals say that white people are racists and are abusing black people. This incident is just the opposite. This was a black man. The media says he is not black, he is mixed race. They don’t say that about President Obama, do they? We never hear them say that President Obama is our first mixed race president, they say he is our first black president. Obama is as much black as the shooter in Roseburg. The shooter’s father is British, and is white. We have heard from him, but we have heard nothing from his mother, who is black, in spite of the fact the the shooter lived with her. It seems that the media doesn’t want us to know that his mother is black. If you think I am exaggerating this, CNN doctored the photo of the shooter to make him look white. The fact that blacks target whites is always played down by this administration and the media. Not that long ago a policeman in Texas was gunned down by a black man while he was pumping gas. They tried everything to play down the racist aspect of the case. When the facts don’t fit the liberal narrative they are ignored. In this case there is evidence that the shooter was a racist against white people. There are things were on his Facebook page that were either scrubbed, or altered after the fact. This story is a bit convoluted so here is a link where you can look at things and follow the  links for yourself. The shooting happened on October 1st, and the edits seem to have been made one October 3rd. You can see screen shots on this EU Times page. You will have to scroll down to find them. Since you can’t just go in and change someone’s Facebook posts, it seems that Facebook may be, in some way, complicit in this. It is my understanding that once an account is set up, the name cannot be changed unless there is some help on the back end. Chancellor Merkel of Germany has invited 800,000 Muslim refugees into Germany and now they have all kinds of trouble with these people. They are insisting on Shariah law in the refugee camps, Germans are being thrown out of their homes, schools are being shut down, etc. so they can house all of these immigrants. The German people are starting to resist. A lot of this resistance is showing up on Facebook and other social media sites. At the recent UN Summit, Mark Zuckerberg, who is the president of Facebook, had lunch with Angela Merkel. There was a hot mic that caught the conversation at this meeting. The conversation went like this: After Ms. Merkel asked Mr. Zuckerberg about offensive posts on the refugee crisis, the Facebook CEO said “we need to do some work” on the issue. “Are you working on this?” Ms. Merkel asked in English, Bloomberg reported. “Yeah,” Mr. Zuckerberg reportedly responded, before the transmission was disrupted. It is sad to say, but many people say that Facebook is their primary news outlet. Since Facebook has become a media outlet, it is disturbing that the head of a nation is telling the head of Facebook to do something to stop these posts and to censor people’s freedom of speech. She asked him if he was working on this, and he said he was. This is censorship. The things that are being said are offensive, but truthful. They expose the riots, the protests, the murders, the rapes, etc. that these immigrants are doing in Europe. This shows that Facebook is not above altering the evidence concerning the Oregon shooter.   Would you consider supporting this ministry on a monthly basis? You can do so by going to our donation page.   Is There An Islamic Component To The Oregon Shooting? Although the media has been playing it down, there was a specific targeting of Christians in the shooting in Roseburg, OR. Eyewitness testimonies state that they were asked, “Are you a Christian.” If the answer was yes, they were shot in the head. If they answered no they were shot in the leg or some other part of the body. This sounds to me like a hunting down and targeting of Christians and killing them in America. There are other things we want to cover about this man. The shooter did have ties to Islamists. According to the European Times, the Russian intelligence agency, the FSB, is reporting that the shooters name was on a list of 87,000 suspected Islamic terrorists. The Central Intelligence Agency and the International Criminal Police Organization, INTERPOL, refused last month to accept this report, and refused to include those on the list on their watch lists. The article also says that the shooter tried to go to Syria and join ISIS. According to this report, the black-Islamist terrorist who committed this act of terror, Chris Harper Mercer, had previously been identified by electronic intelligence specialists within the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) as being an Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) adherent after he had attempted to gain passage to Syria via Turkey during the first week of September, 2015. By the Obama regime refusing to accept this terror list from the Federation, this report continues, Mercer was able to accomplish his terror act when yesterday he killed 9 people and wounded 7 others at the Umpqua Community College prior to his being shot and killed by local US police forces. When we heard that the shooter specifically targeted Christians, we suspected that there may be an Islamic connection. This is not the behavior of someone who just wants to kill people. What must we think when we learn from a credible news source that this man was on a terrorist watch list, and when our government is informed of this, it completely ignores the facts? ISIS claimed responsibility for this shooting. At first I thought this was bogus, but in light of this article in the EU Times, this story becomes more credible. The shooter’s MySpace page has a friendship with Muhammad Ali Ehsani, and Ehsani’s website has ISIS links and pictures showing the fighters with their weapons and flags. This is his only MySpace male friend. Here is a quote from Ehsani: “The brave Mujahideen heroes” “The Mujahideen freedom fighters of Palestine. My brothers and sisters keep on doing your thing. Allahu Akbar.” “my brave soldiers keep on fighting for the liberation of Palestine against Israel. f*ck Israel. Kill the Jews. jews are the only infidels.” “The Quran ….. holy book of muslims” This being his only friend on MySpace speaks volumes on his associations.  When Shahram was a police officer, they called these things clues. Apparently to the media and this administration, these are not clues, they are inconveniences. They don’t want to be bothered by the truth. Don’t you think this explains why the shooter asked of they were Christians before shooting them in the head? Doesn’t this indicate that he was motivated by Islamic ideology? We can’t say whether or not he was a Muslim, we can’t say he converted to Islam, but he clearly had sympathy toward Islam and ISIS. It is shameful that this administration can’t admit that Christians were specifically targeted. It is shameful that the links to Islamic terrorism is being swept under the rug. The President obviously has no sympathy for Christians or Jews. Just look at his reaction when ISIS beheaded the Ethiopian Christians. He has shown absolutely no concern for all of the Christians that have been slaughtered by ISIS.   Be informed. Purchase our special package on Understanding Islam for the special price of $15.00 plus shipping and handling. You can order it from our webstore.   The President, instead of making the case that this was a hate crime against Christians, or that it is Islamic terrorism, is using this incident to advance his gun control agenda. He is trying to reduce the number of guns in our society and increase the number of gun free zones. Those who are honest see that gun free zones are just a haven for criminals. Editors note: Since this broadcast was recorded there have been two more shootings on college campuses, one in Arizona and the other in Texas. The circumstances were different, but they were in gun free zones. Gun free zones only restrict law abiding citizens. Criminals are criminals because they don’t obey the laws. Something else that is important concerning this incident is that the collage had voted not to have any armed security on the campus. This college has some 3,300 full time students, and with part time students it may have over 10,000. Imagine a town of 3,300 people with no police force. Do you expect people to obey the law on their own? Don’t you think there would be consequences? The initial reports said that he was killed in a shootout with the police. Reports now indicate that he took his own life. However he died, the shooter had 9 to 10 minutes to do his dastardly work. That is an eternity in an active shooter situation. This was a gun free zone with no armed security, and the students were not allowed to arm themselves. How foolish it is to want more gun control and more gun free zones. We know that someone who wants to do this kind of thing will find a way. They may strap a bomb to themselves, they may use a knife, they will manage to find a way. Gun control just plain doesn’t work. Chicago, where Obama comes from, has the most strict gun control laws in the nation. In spite of this, Chicago has the highest murder rate in the nation. The real agenda of the anti-gun movement is total control of the people. Let’s look at the root cause of the problem. President Obama says the solution is more gun control, but is it? This is a spiritual matter. Obama is trying to treat the symptoms rather than the cause. If you take away their guns, murderers will use something else. The Second Amendment is not there for sporting usage of guns, or even for personal protection. The founding fathers knew the nature of government. They had just been through a revolution, and England had tried to control them by taking away their guns. The Second Amendment is there to protect the citizens from an oppressive government. The Bible says: When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: Luke 11:21 When a man is armed, his family and his goods will be safe and their will be peace. When Jesus sent out the sixty for evangelism he told them that if they didn’t have a sword, to buy one. Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. Luke 22:36 We need to understand the the problem is not guns, it is the heart of man. The real problem in America is that we have kicked God out of the public square. God is not welcome in our schools. We don’t want prayer or the Bible there. There was a time when our nation was governed by the Bible. The Bible says: When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Proverbs 29:2 John Adams, one of the founding fathers, said: There is no government in the world able to make a person to do what is right, or able to control those who do not which to be controlled. We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. If a man doesn’t have morality and religion, that is Christianity, there is no power on earth that can bridle his passions. Adams continued: Or constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. Our founders knew that we cannot make laws that will control the passions of people. This is why we need God and religion. If we remove God and religion our laws are useless. To illustrate this let me remind you of what happened last year in China. Twenty-nine people were killed and 120 injured by 10 men with long knives. It is not the guns, it is the heart. In England they took away the guns from the citizens and now they are trying to take knives away from them. Will baseball bats or rocks be next? We need to understand that John Adams, and the other founders who mentioned the importance of religion, were not talking about just any religion. They were talking about Christianity. They were talking about people being governed by the morals of the Bible. We have seen in Europe that when we take out Christianity and the Bible, the space is not left empty. Islam is right there, ready to take their place.

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Let’s talk more about Proverbs 29:2 and the righteous and the unrighteous ruling. When the unrighteous  rule, the people of God mourn. This is what we hear when we talk to Christians all over the nation. We know that in just about every area of our government, the unrighteous are ruling. We have reached a point in America where Christians are in spiritual captivity. The Bible says: Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17 In our nation you can’t discuss Christianity in the public square. You can’t mention Jesus, God, or the Bible in our schools. The Ten Commandments are banned, abortion and homosexuality have been legalized. Everything that is against the Word of God is promoted, and everything Christian is forbidden. It seems like, as we remove Christianity from public life, Islam is given cart blanch. Islam is being promoted in our schools and in our communities. According to this administration you can’t say anything negative about Islam. If we do we are called haters, bigots, etc. We need to understand that God is looking at our nation, and He is not indifferent. Sometimes people think He doesn’t see what is going on, but He does. We need to understand that God is a righteous judge. He demands righteousness and will judge unrighteousness. God not only expects righteousness of Christians, He expects it of everyone. Judgment is coming. In Jonah Chapter 2 God tells a Jew to go to non-Jews, Gentiles, and warn them of coming judgment for their unrighteousness. Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. Jonah 1:2 I assure you, America’s wickedness is before God. He sees it all. The root cause of what is going on in our world is the evil in man’s heart. We have chosen not to follow God as a nation, and God has given us up. Just read Romans Chapter 1. Three times in this chapter God gave them up to, or over to something bad. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Romans 1:24 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: Romans 1:26 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Romans 1:28 Because God has given us over to a reprobate mind, we are now carrying out the passions of the flesh. We are reaping the fruit of our actions. The Bible says that if we walk in the spirit we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 Most of us are familiar with the fruit of the Spirit, but listen to what the Bible tells us is the fruit of the flesh: For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:17-21 Doesn’t this sound a lot like the America we live in today? When you remove God from public life you remove goodness. All that is left is wickedness. As Christians, we are called to be salt and light in this evil world. If we don’t do our job to bring God’s laws, His standards, and His ways, into our society we are just as guilty as those who want to take these things away. The problem is not really the godless man because he is going to do what he is going to do. He lives after the flesh, and we should expect the fruit of the flesh from him. The real problem is that the saints of God will not stand up for righteousness. I believe the reason most who call themselves Christians don’t stand up for righteousness is that they are not living righteously themselves. It is hard to point out someone else’s sin when we are living in sin. Judgment must first begin with Christians. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 1 Peter 4:17 Christians are refusing to submit to God’s precepts. They will be judged first. If those in the house of God will be judge, how much worse will it be for those who reject God and His precepts? We have bought into the nonsense that Christians should not engage the culture, that it is not our business. Christians are to live righteously, but they are also to call others to righteousness. The Bible says that righteousness exalts a nation. We don’ exalt our nation by hiding, we do so by standing for righteousness. We have allowed our government to remove the God of the Bible from every aspect of our society. The government has made it illegal for Christians to practice their faith outside of their churches and homes. Oregon, where this shooting happened, has legalized homosexuality, abortion, euthanasia, marijuana, etc. This is the state where they went after the bakers who would not participate in a homosexual wedding. It cost them $135,000 and they were given a gag order so they cannot tell others what happened. People think that societies sins have no consequences. It is not that God caused this event to happen, it is that He allows us the freedom to do what we want, and allows the consequences of what we choose to do. If you remove good, you are left with evil. Jesus warned us in Matthew 10 that there is a cost for discipleship: And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew 10:22 You will notice that it says those who follow Christ will be hated of ALL men. If we stand for the name of Christ we should not expect this world to love us. The Greek word translated hate in this passage is “mesio.: This is the word from which we get our word “misery.” They will be miserable in our company if we live Christ-like lives. I believe we have reached a point where society not only can’t tolerate God, it cannot tolerate Christians. Our very presence pricks their conscience and they are miserable. I think we need to be prepared for persecution. We should not be afraid of it, but we should be prepared for it. God will take us through any persecution He allows us to go through, and He will receive glory from it. There is only one thing that can stay God’s hand of judgment upon America. We see it in the example of  Nineveh. God pronounced judgment upon Nineveh, and when they repented, from the king to the beggar, God spared them and stayed His judgment. If we, as a nation, repent, God will stay His judgment. If we don’t, there is no hope.]]>