Compromise in the Church

(Stephen E. Strang is an award-winning journalist, Charisma founder and author of the best-seller “God and Donald Trump.” This content was excerpted from his new book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election.”)

By Stephen E. Strang

If the enemy causes the extremists on the Left and others in culture to oppose the work of God, what role is the church supposed to play? The Bible says that “judgment [begins] at the house of God.” Is it possible then that the church is partly responsible for our nation’s current condition because it has abdicated its prophetic role?

And will this have an effect on the 2020 election?

While there has never been a perfect time since mankind sinned way back in the Garden of Eden, it seems things are getting worse—almost as if our cultural decline is happening at warp speed now. It’s manifesting itself on a global scale but also through the cultural divide we see so plainly in our own nation.

The belief that what has happened in America over the last century has to do with the differences between Republicans and Democrats betrays serious confusion. As I explain in my new book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election,” the war is spiritual. It is a battle between evil and good, between darkness and light. To put it in other terms, two distinct religions are vying for control of America’s public square: secularism and Christianity. They cannot coexist; one will ultimately cause the destruction of the other.

From Anti-Religious to Anti-Church

To claim, as many do, that liberals are anti-religious or anti-Christian is one thing, but to show statistically that Democrats believe churches have a negative impact on society is a couple of steps beyond mere suspicion. But that’s precisely what the Pew Research Center discovered when it examined liberal and conservative opinions of the church. In a July 2017 report, Pew found that 44% of liberal Democrats view churches as a negative influence. (Just 14% of Republicans held that view.) The study also found that 46% of those unaffiliated with any religion (and 43% of those who seldom or never attend religious services) believe churches have a negative impact on society.

To show how divided the worldviews of Republicans and Democrats are, the same study found that 85% of Republicans believe the national news media have a negative impact on society, but only 46% of Democrats held that view. (Note that 51% of liberal Democrats say the news media have a positive impact on the country.)

Reacting to the report, Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, D.C., said he believes the Democratic Party is rapidly on its way to becoming the opposition party to the Christian church in America. “We’ve [never] really had a political party, as many European nations do, with an opposition to the church,” he said, “and hopefully we never will, but the trend seems to be that much of the Democratic Party—a plurality—seems to be heading in that direction.”

It would be a great historical irony if the nation were to end up with a two-party system that was essentially a pro-religion political party and an anti-religion political party going head to head in America—a salutary reminder of the English Civil War with the Protestant Roundheads versus the royalist Cavaliers. As Tooley said, such a scenario “would be potentially dangerous.”

Tooley noted that “many liberals ideologically are very statist … so for them, the Church and other institutions in civil society may seem peripheral—or unneeded—as the government can do it all on its own.” He added that many people hostile to religion fail to fully appreciate the impact religious institutions can have for good in society. But a substantial number of Americans have apparently made up their minds, deciding that the label “No Religion” best describes their belief system.

Conservative activist David Lane, founder of the American Renewal Project, has been sounding this alarm for years. “‘Western culture that at first drifted and is now rushing headlong into apostasy from the Triune God’ is a direct result of the vacuum created as American Christendom relinquished the town square. The disengagement from the culture by Christians left a void in America that is now being filled by everything anti-Christ,” Lane wrote in his weekly American Renewal Project newsletter.

“Decisions have consequences. The gathering storm engendered by Baby Boomers and passed on to the Millennial and Gen Z generations to sort out, will come down hard on the weak-kneed and lily-livered,” he wrote. “What Christian minister and cultural theologian P. Andrew Sandlin styled ‘Sunday-go-to-meetin’ Christianity’ has been the prevailing attitude over the last century. Making no demands on the culture, this attitude exposed ‘the entire West to the risk of a grave cultural and political crisis, and perhaps to a collapse of civilization.’ … The last two generations of Americans handed down this attitude to their children and their children’s children.

Lane predicts that a battle over freedom of conscience is coming, and it will be “with the secular and media luminaries who dominate the spiritual, intellectual, educational, economic, and vocational cultural mountains of influence in America. ‘Big Business’ has become allied with the secular Left, turning into active combatants attempting to put the final nail in the coffin of America’s once biblically-based culture. Public education already did so about fifty years ago, bringing America’s schooling down to the lowest common denominator.”

In another newsletter Lane noted that “contemporary secular political leadership ‘hates knowledge of the moral order and scorns correction.’ … Expecting them to comprehend that moral relativism, state-enforced morality and political correctness embody the death knell to sustainable freedom is equally unlikely, and foolish altogether to them, as expecting natural man to dismiss that life and life’s events are endowed with the Spirit of God.”

This is all the more reason to get behind a president like Donald Trump—and many are getting the message. Historian David Barton noticed an interesting trend among evangelical pastors, many of whom did not support Trump in 2016 probably because they didn’t like his personality. Recent polls show 50% of these pastors are finally supporting the president. Still, it is likely that Trump has less support among evangelical pastors than he does among Evangelicals overall. In 2016 some 81% of white Evangelicals voted for the brash developer from Queens, and Evangelicals have continued to support him despite the constant stream of negative news by most of the mainstream media and their criticism of nearly everything he does.

Barton says that in the current anti-Christian environment many pastors have been able to finally get over not liking Trump’s tweets or the way he is shaking things up and, like most lay evangelical Christians, see the president as their champion. But their members saw it first and in 2016 actually ignored the advice of many of their pastors and other Christian leaders who were active Never Trumpers.

The urgent call in present-day America is for Christians to expose the current idols active in the public square. Nonbelievers lack both the moral fiber and the will to fathom what the battle for the soul of America is about.

Darryl Strawberry Hits a Home Run in Foreword for Dr. Tim Clinton’s New Book ‘Take It Back’

‘Take It Back,’ Explores Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family and Culture

LYNCHBURG, VA.— Former Major League Baseball star and author Darryl Strawberry played for 17 years, made eight consecutive All-Star Game appearances and won four World Series Championship titles. He was at the top of his game but was losing himself to the world of alcohol and drugs.

Strawberry tells his very personal story in the foreword for the forthcoming book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture,” by Dr. Tim Clinton and Max Davis.

“Two broken marriages, the death of my mother, battling off and on with addiction and colon cancer brought me to my knees and sent me into a deeper spiral,” Strawberry writes. “It wasn’t until I came to the end of myself and my circumstances and fully surrendered to Jesus that everything changed for me as a man. I found my purpose in God. The lies I believed for a majority of my life that led me down the broken road of addiction were defeated by the truth of God’s Word. And my views on what defined me as a man started to shift to the things God desires for manhood. What’s burning inside of me now is a love for Jesus and helping the hurting of our society, especially men. Because I was hurting once upon a time, I don’t want others to experience the same pain and chaos I did.”

Strawberry recounts that he was never taught how to be a man. To many, his success on the field may have looked like the ultimate achievement for manhood, but deep down he was broken, searching, confused and addicted.

“Growing up, my childhood was really tough—in part because of an abusive, alcoholic father who took out his anger on our family, especially my brother and me,” Strawberry shared. “For years the words of my father haunted me: ‘You’re never going to be anything. You don’t get anything right.’ The lies that my father spoke over me became thoughts I believed about myself. Eventually my father walked out on us. I never had a father figure in my life to help me walk through the right doors, so I ended up walking through all of the wrong ones.”

All men’s stories are different, Strawberry says, but there are two things all men can do as they begin their journey to reclaim manhood.

“I believe in order to step into true biblical manhood, we must first come to the end of ourselves,” he continues. “Galatians 2:20 says, ‘I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me’ (NIV). As you read ‘Take It Back,’ there will be things that God calls you to lay down; the biggest one will be yourself. As men we need to come to the end of ourselves in order to live out our God-given potential to influence our families, the culture and the church.

“The second thing we must do to step into biblical manhood is be forward-thinking, future-minded about the next generation, leaving a kingdom-impacting legacy,” Strawberry adds. “We have to wake up and realize that if we don’t start teaching our sons real biblical principles, they’re going to choose the wrong roads and buy into the lies of the enemy, surrendering biblical manhood to a culture that doesn’t want men to thrive.”

Strawberry tells men that “Take It Back” is a call for them to rise up and live like Jesus and impact the culture in a way that will impact generations to come.

“This book is for men who have fallen prey to the attacks of culture,” he says. “It is for men who have fallen down and need to get back up again. ‘Take It Back’ shows men the way back to a relationship with God and those they love.

“Men, we are at war,” Strawberry concludes. “We’re looking at spiritual brokenness in America. Everybody wants to put a bandage over it, but you can’t put a bandage over the enemy. Because we have victory in Christ, victory is ours for the taking. Men, it is time to step up to the plate and take it back.”

In “Take It Back,” Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), challenges readers to reject culture’s redefinition and seek biblical examples of true manhood. Fast-paced, filled with relevant biblical and contemporary stories of godly men like David, Nehemiah, George Foreman and Tim Tebow, “Take It Back” empowers men to be who God created them to be and to impact the culture that is in desperate need of their influence. Study and discussion questions at the end of each chapter make “Take It Back” a perfect resource for men’s Bible studies and small groups.

Dr. Tim Clinton also serves as the executive director of the James Dobson Family Institute and recurring cohost of Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk,” heard on nearly 1,300 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a professional counselor and as a marriage and family therapist, Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues and has authored or edited nearly 30 books. Clinton and his wife, Julie, have two children.

Max Davis is the author of over 30 books that have been featured in USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Bible Gateway and on the “Today” show and “The 700 Club.” He holds degrees in journalism and biblical studies. In addition to his own works, he’s done a variety of collaboration projects with highly notable leaders.

“Take It Back” will be released on May 5 by Charisma House, which publishes books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians.

Is Donald Trump Foreshadowed in the Bible?

(Stephen E. Strang is an award-winning journalist, Charisma founder and author of the best-seller “God and Donald Trump.” This content was excerpted from his new book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election.”)

By Stephen E. Strang

Evangelical Christians believe the Bible is God’s plan for mankind. But is it possible that ancient figures in Scripture foreshadow leaders of our own day—revealing what they do and when they rise and fall, even down to the exact timing of dates?

I can’t say for certain, but the evidence I gathered from Christian leaders while writing my new book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election” may give us a peek into the spiritual dimension of what is happening in our day.

I was surprised when during the 2016 presidential campaign I began hearing comparisons between this political outsider named Donald Trump and Cyrus the ancient Persian king who, although never a true follower of the Hebrew God, declared that the Lord God of heaven charged him to build Him a house in Jerusalem—the temple. In other words, God used a pagan king to accomplish His purposes.

Can the same be said of Donald Trump? Did God raise him up as He did King Cyrus to accomplish His purposes?

I’ve been following politics for a long time. I still remember going with my dad to see Richard Nixon speak at a rally in Tampa, Florida, during his 1968 presidential campaign. Years later, I saw Jimmy Carter visit the newspaper where I worked in Orlando, and I was in the room when Reagan gave his famous “evil empire” speech at the National Association of Evangelicals conference in 1983. Yet in all the years I’ve been observing politics, I’ve never heard of any political candidates—Republican or Democratic—being compared to biblical figures. The one exception is Harry Truman, who referred to himself as Cyrus during a speech to a Jewish group after the United States recognized Israel as a sovereign nation. But since his election Donald Trump has been compared to several biblical figures, not only to Cyrus. Why?

To understand whether God has raised up President Trump, you must first believe in God. Then you must understand that He has ruled over all the earth since the beginning of time and that He reveals Himself to mankind in His holy Word, which we call the Bible.

In the Bible and its stories of ancient people, there are mysteries that help unlock an understanding of how God is working. Of course, this isn’t always easy to see. There’s a New Testament scripture that even says, “Now we see through a glass, darkly,” meaning we don’t always understand what we can’t clearly see. But as I saw more and more parallels between Trump and certain biblical figures, I began to see more clearly their significance.

It was helpful to me to hear other leaders use Cyrus, the pagan Persian king, as an example of how God raised up a nonbeliever to accomplish His plans and purposes in the Old Testament. One of those leaders was Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who likened the U.S. president to Cyrus in 2019 before meeting Trump in the Oval Office. In fact Netanyahu has made several statements associating Trump with King Cyrus.

Jonathan Cahn, the author of “The Harbinger,” also sees a connection. He said, “Trump’s proclamation concerning Jerusalem holds striking parallels to the decree of the Persian king Cyrus as recorded in the Bible.” He went on to explain that “each proclamation recognizes the right of the Jewish people to the land of Israel. The result of Cyrus’ decree was the rebuilding of Jerusalem after 70 years. The result of Trump’s decree was the inauguration of the American embassy in Jerusalem after 70 years of Israel’s existence—to the exact day.”

Cahn also sees significance in Trump becoming president at age 70. Many Christians perceive meaning in the pattern of the number 70 in Trump’s presidency that correlates to scriptural passages. In his latest book, “The Oracle,” Cahn explains that Donald Trump moved the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem exactly 70 years from when the Jewish state was formed. Seventy years was also the length of the Jewish exile foretold by Jeremiah, who wrote: “For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will … perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return.”

The prophecy was fulfilled when Cyrus became king of Persia exactly 70 years after the exile. And according to Cahn, the separation of the newborn Jewish state from Jerusalem and the world’s refusal to grant Israel legal recognition of its ancient capital was a type of exile ended by Trump. As I mentioned previously, President Harry Truman, who recognized Israel soon after its birth was announced in 1948, even referred to himself as Cyrus because he encouraged the Jewish diaspora to return home. Raised going to Sunday school, Truman knew the prophecies that the Jewish people would one day return to their homeland. So if Trump is also like Cyrus, the two Cyruses frame the 70 years of Israel’s existence.

In “The Oracle,” Cahn elaborates:

“And when [President Trump] issued that declaration, he made special mention of another president. He spoke of the other Cyrus, Harry Truman. And his declaration contained the phrase that would link the modern declaration to the ancient—the phrase 70 years. He said this: ‘It was 70 years ago that the United States, under President Truman, recognized the State of Israel.’ So the proclamation itself makes note that the proclamation is itself going forth at the end of a 70-year period.”

I’m proud to call Cahn a close friend and to also be his publisher. “The Harbinger” has been the best-selling book my company has ever published, and it has spawned other popular books, including “The Paradigm.” Here, Cahn found in the Old Testament comparisons between contemporary and ancient leaders, including between two couples: the wicked King Ahab and his pagan wife, Jezebel, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. In Christian prophetic circles, preachers like to use Jezebel to represent any evil, but never before “The Paradigm” had anyone shown the parallels between Ahab and Jezebel and Bill and Hillary Clinton in such a detailed way.

But Cahn does not stop there. He goes on to show parallels between Bible characters and other leaders, including Barack Obama. The Clintons and Obama won’t be running against Trump in 2020, so you might be asking yourself why this matters in a book about the upcoming election. It matters because the timing of each leader’s emergence on the national stage and his or her rise to prominence matches the parallels from Israel’s history that Cahn uncovers in his book.

And all of it leads up to Donald Trump.

Jonathan Cahn Reveals in Worldwide Best-Seller the Ancient Reason Why Donald Trump Won

‘The Oracle’ Still Topping the Charts and ‘The Paradigm’ Sees Resurgence

NEW YORKJonathan Cahn’s worldwide best-selling 2017 book “The Paradigm” opens a stunning mystery that began in ancient times and yet has determined the events of our time.

And even though it’s been three years since the book’s debut, “The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times” is making a resurgence, due in part to the overwhelming success of Cahn’s 2019 book, “The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled,” the highest-debuting book in his career. In fact, Cahn owns three of the top 10 spots on the Publishers Weekly Religion Fiction best-seller list with “The Oracle” (No. 1), “The Book of Mysteries” (No. 3) and “The Harbinger” (No. 8).

In “The Paradigm,” Cahn writes that the 2016 presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was the most unpredictable election in American history, yet signs pointed to it in an ancient paradigm.

In this paradigm, a man named Jehu, who was neither a predictable man nor a politician, boarded a chariot and began a race to the throne. Similarly, Trump was also not a politician and is known for being unpredictable. Like Jehu, he began an unlikely race to the throne of America.

Jehu’s race to the throne ended up in a showdown between him and the nation’s former first lady, Jezebel. And likewise, Trump’s race to the White House ended up in a showdown between him and the nation’s former first lady—Hillary Clinton.

Also in this paradigm, it is revealed that Jehu was previously on the wrong side of the culture war. He was an advocate for Ahab and Jezebel, and thus for Baal worship, which involved the killing of children. So too it was with Trump. Trump was previously on the other side of the culture war—specifically, he was in favor of abortion, the killing of unborn children.

“But can God use those who do not know Him to accomplish His purposes?” Cahn asks. “He can, and He does it all the time.”

Back to the paradigm, Jehu turned from Baal to the purposes of God. Trump also turned from unbiblical positions to those increasingly in line with biblical standards on everything from the life of the unborn, to Israel, to religious liberty.

During his race to the throne, Jehu brought up the scandal of Ahab—the king who, as Cahn reveals in “The Paradigm,” would form the prototype of Bill Clinton. Likewise, in his presidential campaign, Trump brought up the scandal of Bill Clinton.

When the showdown came to a head between the warrior and the former first lady, it boiled down to one issue: that of pagan morality—Baal worship—and the offering up of children. Likewise, when the showdown of the 2016 presidential election came to a head, it ultimately came down to one defining issue: the offering up of children in abortion. Hillary Clinton was passionately in favor of it, and Trump was strongly opposed. The issue came to stark revelation in the final debate that unfolded before the nation.

Leading into the 2016 election, most major polls predicted that Clinton would utterly defeat Trump. But as Cahn writes in “The Paradigm,” the ancient mystery revealed a very different outcome—that when the warrior Jehu came head to head with Jezebel, it would not be the former first lady who would emerge triumphant—it would be the warrior.

“Who emerged triumphant? Trump. His win was against all odds, yet at the same time, it was foretold in the paradigm,” Cahn says.

Throughout Cahn’s newest book, “The Oracle,” readers are taken on a journey of angels and prophetic revelations waiting to be discovered behind each of the seven doors—the ancient secrets that lie behind the world-changing events of modern times—and events that are yet to come.

Jonathan Cahn caused a worldwide stir with the release of his explosive first book, “The Harbinger,” which became an instant New York Times best-seller and brought him to national and international prominence. His next three books were also New York Times best-sellers: “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” “The Book of Mysteries” and “The Paradigm.” He was named, along with Billy Graham and Keith Greene, one of the top 40 spiritual leaders of the past 40 years to have radically impacted the world. Called the prophetic voice of this generation, Cahn is a much-sought-after speaker and has been highlighted in the New York Times as well as in many national and international media. He has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations and to millions of people around the world. Cahn is known for opening the deep mysteries of Scripture and bringing forth messages of prophetic import. He leads Hope of the World ministry, an international outreach of teaching, evangelism and compassion projects for the world’s most needy. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews and Gentiles, people of all backgrounds, just outside New York City in Wayne, New Jersey. His ministry can be contacted at HopeoftheWorld.org and Jonathan Cahn Facebook.

Visit TheOracleMystery.com“The Oracle” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House.

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Ignite Men’s Impact Weekend Will Help Men ‘Take Back’ Their Biblical Manhood

Sold-Out Event on March 13-14 Will Feature Talk by Dr. Tim Clinton on New Book, ‘Take It Back,’ PlusSpeakers Tim Tebow, Marcus Luttrell and More

LYNCHBURG, VA.—When men get together, it’s not always about sports, motorcycles or hunting. In fact, when a group of men gather the weekend of March 13-14, the conversation will revolve around something much more eternal.

But, actually, sports, motorcycles and hunting will be part of the fun, too.

For the 2020 Ignite Men’s Impact Weekend in Lynchburg, Virginia, top-name speakers, including college football analyst Tim Tebow and retired Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, will address those in attendance about godly manhood.

Among them will be Dr. Tim Clinton, author of the forthcoming book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture,” who will speak to the men on Friday evening of the conference about how they can return to the definition that God set forth for manhood—not the one that society has pushed upon men.

“It’s no secret there’s been a beatdown on men,” Clinton writes in “Take It Back,” “on anything that’s masculine, on anything that smacks of testosterone—from the radical push to feminize men to changing the core nature of what it means to be masculine. But God made man for a purpose and a reason. Max Davis and I explore in ‘Take It Back’ what men have lost, how significant the fight we are engaged in is, and how to step by step take back what we’ve lost and what we’ve given away. ‘Take It Back’ is a book of help, hope and deep encouragement. It’s a book anchored in faith that calls men to be men.

“Something is happening,” Clinton adds. “Something is stirring—something so significant we can’t even wrap our minds around it. It’s like a tsunami coming among men. There’s fire. There’s energy. God is waking the hearts of men to do one thing, to step into this moment, for such a time of this.

For the Ignite event, thousands of men—fathers, sons, brothers, seekers and Christ-followers—will come together to worship God and learn more about the life of true adventure He intends for them. The two-day experience is packed with workshops, exhibits and fun around what men love: hunting, fishing, football, motorcycles, racing, extreme sports and other outdoor activities.

Additional speakers at Ignite include Family Research Council’s Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Pastor Jentezen Franklin and “The Bear Man,” among others. Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Crabb will be in concert, and Zach Clinton will serve as conference host for the event at Thomas Road Baptist Church, 1 Mountain View Road in Lynchburg. Learn more at ignitemen.net.

In “Take It Back,” Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), challenges readers to reject culture’s redefinition and seek biblical examples of true manhood. Fast-paced, filled with relevant biblical and contemporary stories of godly men like David, Nehemiah, George Foreman and Tim Tebow, “Take It Back” empowers men to be who God created them to be and to impact the culture that is in desperate need of their influence. Study and discussion questions at the end of each chapter make “Take It Back” a perfect resource for men’s Bible studies and small groups.

Dr. Tim Clinton is president of AACC, the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. Clinton also serves as the executive director of the James Dobson Family Institute and recurring cohost of Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk,” heard on nearly 1,300 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a professional counselor and as a marriage and family therapist, Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues and has authored or edited nearly 30 books. Clinton and his wife, Julie, have two children.

Co-authoring “Take It Back” with Clinton is Max Davis, the author of over 30 books that have been featured in USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Bible Gateway and on the “Today” show and “The 700 Club.”

“Take It Back” will bereleased on May 5 by Charisma House, which publishes books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians.

Why the Christian Vote Matters

***BOOK EXCERPT***

For Immediate Release

March 3, 2020

Why the Christian Vote Matters

Super Tuesday Results Will Reveal Why the Faith Vote Will be Even More Crucial in November

(Stephen E. Strang is an award-winning journalist, Charisma founder and author of the best-seller “God and Donald Trump.” This content was excerpted from his new book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election.”)

By Stephen E. Strang

Why is the Christian vote more important than ever? The attacks that have left Christians in a defensive mode are only getting worse. Even respected thinker and author David Horowitz, whom I cite in my book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election,” warns that the rising attacks on Christians and their beliefs threaten all Americans—including Jews such as himself. His book, “Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America,” should be required reading for anyone wanting to understand objectively what is going on in our mixed-up culture.

First, he lays down how radicalism began in the 1960s as activists started implementing the principles in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.” Horowitz explains that was when Democrats began showing their hatred for their political opponents, a departure from traditional American dissent. They began dehumanizing and delegitimizing anyone—including Bible-believing Christians—who disagreed with their left-wing, socialist agenda.

Horowitz wrote:

“Stigmatizing one’s opponent is a classic radical tactic. It is the thirteenth rule of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: ‘Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.’ Attack your opponents personally and cut them off from any possibility of sympathy. That is why radicals paint their political opponents as homophobes, xenophobes, and Islamophobes. They’re not just good-but-misguided people whose religious convictions have led them to a contrasting viewpoint. They are bad people possessed by irrational fears of ‘the others’ because they are different.

These dehumanizing terms became cultural norms by the 1990s when political correctness came on the scene—and it applied to everything, not just politics. Today political correctness has gotten so out of control it borders on the ridiculous. For instance, as I note in my book, the city of Berkeley, California has banned the use of gender-specific words such as “manhole” and “manpower” from its municipal code and requires the terms to be replaced with “maintenance hole” and “human effort.” This is just one example that shows how ridiculous things have become.

When I interviewed him for my book, conservative radio talk show host Dennis Prager shared a sentiment about political correctness similar to Horowitz’s. “The Left are Orwell’s friends,” he said. “They won’t say ‘illegal immigrant’—you can’t even use the title ‘illegal alien.’ Rather, it’s ‘undocumented immigrant.’ They might as well call bank robberies ‘undocumented withdrawals.’”

Donald Trump might not be the first politician to claim to stand up to political correctness, but he definitely took the fight to a whole new level. He wasn’t an ideological conservative as much as he was just a street fighter for common sense. Trump’s only ideology seems to be patriotism, as Horowitz points out.

During his campaign, this was manifest in his concern about not only the state of the country but also the short shrift America had been given in global trade deals, the trillions wasted in foreign wars for which there was no gain, and what Horowitz calls the “porous state of its borders and the precarious condition of its security. [Indeed] his campaign themes made his patriotism clear: Make America prosperous again, make America safe again, make America strong again, make America great again.” He goes on to say that the “haters on the left, in the Democratic Party and the media generally, have twisted Trump’s patriotism and condemned it as jingoistic and bigoted bravado.”

They’ve done the same by extension to his supporters, many of whom are evangelical Christians. Horowitz is a clear thinker who accurately wrote: “Anyone sympathetic to the unapologetic patriotism of religious people could understand why they were solidly for Trump, despite his flaws.”

Horowitz wraps up his book by explaining that Trump seemed to empathize with this community of Christians under attack because he seemed to understand that the same attacks imperiled America’s social contract. And Bible-believing Christians in turn continue to support Trump through thick and thin going into the 2020 election because they know that with his election in 2016, what Horowitz calls “the long night of weak Republican leadership and inadequate defense of the Republic was over.”

Since Trump’s election, the crazy extremes of the Left make you wonder if it is shooting itself in the head. And if it is, in a way, that’s a good thing. It’s like the maxim that paraphrases Napoleon: “Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself.”

But if the Left is destroying itself with no vision other than socialism or opposition to Trump, our side must still never become complacent.

“We can’t be like a head football coach who gets up in the locker room before the big game and tells the team, ‘Hey, don’t worry. We’re going to win by four touchdowns,’” Ralph Reed, founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, told me. “No, you should tell them that this game may easily be decided by a field goal with a second left on the clock. Play like that. Play like every single snap could determine the difference between victory and defeat. I don’t want anybody going into 2020 thinking we’ve got it in the bag. I think that was one of the big mistakes Hillary Clinton and the Democrats made in 2016. They were overconfident. They underestimated their opposition, and they paid for it.”

The Democrats will definitely bring their A game to the 2020 election, and that’s why Christians need to be aware of all the reasons that could cause Donald Trump to lose in November.

Jonathan Cahn Reveals in Colossal Best Seller ‘The Oracle’ That an Amazing Mystery Pinpoints When World Events Will Take Place—Down to Exact Date

‘Masada Mystery’ Led to Exact Date When Israel Returned to Jerusalem

NEW YORKIs it possible there exists an ancient mystery that lies behind the events of modern times? And is it possible that such a mystery could foretell or determine the timing of those events down to the exact day they will take place?

In his mega-hit The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled,” New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn reveals an amazing, uncanny and eerily precise mystery that pinpoints the timing of world events.

Readers and reviewers alike can’t stop talking about “The Oracle,”which promises to reveal the “mystery of the ages”—and of Donald Trump, the White House and moreCahn also opens up ancient mysteries that lie behind the current events and leaders of modern times.

One of the mysteries revealed in “The Oracle” concerns what many see as the harbinger of the “end times,” the fulfillment of biblical prophecy—the rebirth of Israel. In a mystery that goes back to the end of the 19th century, Cahn reveals a prophecy given concerning that event. The prophecy reveals an exact period of time by which the event must take place—50 years from its giving. And 50 years later, Israel was voted into existence by the United Nations. But the mystery goes deeper.

For “The Oracle,” Cahn also examined the document by which Israel came into existence.

“On the document is a date—the same exact date on which the prophecy of the event was given—50 years to the exact time, month, week and day!” Cahn says.

Another central event of modern times and biblical prophecy was Israel’s return to Jerusalem during the Six-Day War. In a chapter of “The Oracle” called “The Masada Algorithm,” Cahn reveals a mystery that goes back to the first century and the desert mountain fortress of Masada.

“It was there that the Jewish nation made its last stand against Rome, and there that the ancient nation met its end,” says Cahn.

The author began with the exact day the nation of Israel returned to Masada, then added the days linked to Masada’s fall in ancient times to see where it would lead. And this led to a specific date: June 7, 1967—the exact day the nation of Israel entered the gates of their long-lost city, Jerusalem. Again, the mystery led to the exact year, month, week and day when a significant world event took place.

“Closer to our own time is a mystery that concerns the current president, Donald Trump,” Cahn says. “In the chapter titled ‘The Seventy-Year Mystery,’ we see a mystery that goes back 2,500 years to the Persian king Cyrus, who was famous for issuing a declaration that restored the Jewish people to the land and specifically recognized Jerusalem as the capital city. The first world ruler since Cyrus to issue a declaration recognizing Jerusalem is Donald Trump. Could the mystery determine when this declaration would go forth?”

In “The Oracle,” Cahn further shows that the exact Hebrew day pivotal in the rebirth of Israel, when added to the years indicated in the Bible concerning Cyrus’ declaration, leads to a specific date: Dec. 6, 2017. On this date, President Trump entered the White House reception room and, before the world, issued the Jerusalem Declaration—exactly as the Scriptures and the mystery had determined, to the exact day.

“Did Donald Trump know he was fulfilling prophecy when he made this declaration?” Cahn asks. “No, but it shows that God is on the throne, and God is amazing.”

Though what’s revealed in “The Oracle” is real, as with Cahn’s other best-sellers, “The Harbinger” and “The Book of Mysteries,” everything is explained through a narrative, as Cahn takes readers on a journey to find the man called “the Oracle.” One by one, each of the Jubilean mysteries is revealed through the giving of a vision to a traveler. “The Oracle” uncovers the mysteries of The Stranger, The Lost City, The Land of Seven Wells, The Birds, The Number of the End, The Man in the Black Robe, The Prophet’s Song, The Man with the Measuring Line, The Matrix of Years, The Day of the Lions and many more.

Throughout “The Oracle,” readers are taken on a journey of angels and prophetic revelations waiting to be discovered behind each of the seven doors—the ancient secrets that lie behind the world-changing events of modern times—and events that are yet to come.

Jonathan Cahn caused a worldwide stir with the release of his explosive first book, “The Harbinger,” which became an instant New York Times best-seller and brought him to national and international prominence. His next three books were also New York Times best-sellers: “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” “The Book of Mysteries” and “The Paradigm.” He was named, along with Billy Graham and Keith Greene, one of the top 40 spiritual leaders of the past 40 years to have radically impacted the world. Called the prophetic voice of this generation, Cahn is a much-sought-after speaker and has been highlighted in the New York Times as well as in many national and international media. He has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations and to millions of people around the world. Cahn is known for opening the deep mysteries of Scripture and bringing forth messages of prophetic import. He leads Hope of the World ministry, an international outreach of teaching, evangelism and compassion projects for the world’s most needy. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews and Gentiles, people of all backgrounds, just outside New York City in Wayne, New Jersey. His ministry can be contacted at HopeoftheWorld.org and Jonathan Cahn Facebook.

Visit TheOracleMystery.com“The Oracle” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House.

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What Is God’s Definition of Manhood? It’s the Only One That Matters

New Book by Tim Clinton, ‘Take It Back,’ Explores Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family and Culture

LYNCHBURG, VA.—Around 970 BC, as King David’s time on earth was drawing to a close, his son, Solomon, was waiting, listening and grieving by his father’s side. Of all the things David could have said to his son, he began with: “I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man.”

David, the giant-slayer, the warrior-king and a man after God’s own heart, knew that effective leadership began with the foundation of being a man.

In their forthcoming book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture,” Dr. Tim Clinton and Max Davis write that the type of manhood David was talking about didn’t simply happen as a result of testosterone and the ability to wield a sword.

It’s all about God’s definition of manhood, not man’s definition.

“King Saul before David possessed these human qualities, but he was not a man after God’s heart,” Clinton says. “He had the physical statute, was charismatic, handsome and a great warrior, but he let his ego pride, and self-sufficiency lead to his fall. Saul had many ‘toxic’ characteristics and behaviors that were not repented of and submitted to God. 

“David, on the other hand, was talking to his son, Solomon, about a manhood that was to be proven by godly character,” Clinton adds. “In short, proving himself a man meant Solomon was to embrace God’s definition of manhood and to be strong in the face of adversity. David understood that Israel’s many enemies, from without and within, would be launching full-frontal attacks against them. Solomon was to man-up by making godly choices. To lead efficiently, he needed to see God as his source, not his own strength.”

David understood that as Israel’s new leader, Solomon, would need to take a stand, leading the people in keeping God’s ways. His leadership of Israel, however, had to begin with his own personal integrity before God. David’s deathbed exhortation continued to his son: “And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn.”

According to David, Clinton says, Solomon proving himself a man and being an effective leader, started with embracing God’s plan and walking in His ways. David related authentic manhood to serving God.

“The same is true today,” Clinton writes. “For men to impact the culture around them, their circles of influence and their families, they must embrace God’s true definition of manhood and masculinity. You don’t have to accept mainstream media’s or some liberal organization’s label of who you are, and certainly not the mischaracterized version of traditional masculinity, but the absolute truth of what God’s Word says about you.

“The great need of our culture today is not for more talented men or more successful men, but for men of character with hearts that follow hard after God. They have taken up David’s challenge to Solomon to ‘be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man’ and understand what it means. Yes, God is looking for a man. Will He find you?”

Author Jonathan Cahn Reveals Amazing Mystery Behind World Events, Including the Resurrection of Israel, in Stunning Newest Book ‘The Oracle’

When Israel Was Resurrected, the Ancient Words Were Recited All Around the World, Cahn Says—‘Who Could Orchestrate That? Only God’

NEW YORKThroughout his newest book, “The Oracle,” which overflows with never-before-heard mysteries and remarkable revelations, New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn frequently references Israel, its history, its future, Jerusalem and how the nation’s restoration was specifically appointed by God.

In The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled,” Cahn opens up mysteries and a revelation so big that it lies behind everything from the rise and fall of nations and empires—even America—to the current events of our day, to the future, to end-time prophecy, and much more.

“One of those mysteries concerns the ancient appointed words behind the events of modern times,” Cahn said. “And one of those examples concerns the rebirth of Israel. There’s a prophecy in the Bible that speaks of the day that Israel will be resurrected—the day the nation of Israel will be raised up from the end, that the Jewish exile will come to an end, when the Jewish people will be brought back to the land, when Israel will be rebuilt as it was in ancient times. That prophecy was appointed to be recited on a specific day in the 20th century. What day was that? May 14th, 1948—the exact day when Israel was resurrected. So when Israel was resurrected, the ancient prophecy was being recited and chanted around the world as Jewish people opened up the ancient scrolls of their synagogues. Who could orchestrate all that? Only God.”

The mystery of The Ancient Ordinance, Cahn adds, comes from the Book of Deuteronomy when Moses spoke his last words to the people of Israel. He prophesied that God would gather the Jewish people from all nations where He scattered them and bring them back to their ancient homeland. The ramifications of these things become all the more staggering when, as Cahn adds, one factors in the global context—that specific events had to take place in the United States for Israel to be reborn at that exact moment and the fact that Israel’s resurrection is the key biblical sign given to mark the beginning of the end times.

In “The Oracle,” Cahn takes readers on a journey to find the man called “the Oracle.” One by one, each of the Jubilean mysteries is revealed through the giving of a vision to a traveler. “The Oracle” uncovers the mysteries of The Stranger, The Lost City, The Land of Seven Wells, The Birds, The Number of the End, The Man in the Black Robe, The Prophet’s Song, The Matrix of Years, The Day of the Lions and many more.

Ultimately “The Oracle” reveals the secret that lies behind end-time prophecy and the mystery of the end of the age. As with his other New York Times best-sellers, “The Harbinger” and “The Book of Mysteries,” Cahn reveals the mysteries through a narrative. A traveler is given seven keys; each will open up one of seven doors. Behind each door lies a stream of mysteries. The reader will be taken on a journey of angels and prophetic revelations waiting to be discovered behind each of the doors—the ancient secrets that lie behind the world-changing events of modern times—and revelations of what is yet to come.

Throughout the worldwide smash hit, readers of “The Oracle” discover the ancient scrolls that contain the appointed words that have determined the course of world history from the onset of modern times up to our day. The revelation is so big that it involves and opens up the mysteries of everything and everyone from Mark Twain to Moses, from King Nebuchadnezzar to Donald Trump, from the fall of empires to the rise of America, from a mystery hidden in a desert cave to another in an ancient scroll, from the palace of the Persian Empire to the U.S. Senate, from the Summer of Love to the Code of Babylon—just to name a few.

Jonathan Cahn caused a worldwide stir with the release of his explosive first book, “The Harbinger,” which became an instant New York Times best-seller and brought him to national and international prominence. He was named, along with Billy Graham and Keith Greene, one of the top 40 spiritual leaders of the past 40 years to have radically impacted the world. Called the prophetic voice of this generation, Cahn is a much-sought-after speaker and has been highlighted in the New York Times as well as in many national and international media. He has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations and to millions of people around the world. Cahn is known for opening the deep mysteries of Scripture and bringing forth messages of prophetic import. He leads Hope of the World ministry, an international outreach of teaching, evangelism and compassion projects for the world’s most needy. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews and Gentiles, people of all backgrounds, just outside New York City in Wayne, New Jersey. His ministry can be contacted at HopeoftheWorld.org and Jonathan Cahn Facebook.

How Can We Defeat Jezebel on a National Level?

Author Michael Brown Gives Five Steps in ‘Jezebel’s War with America’

It’s easy to get mad at other people—at “them”—says author and national radio host Dr. Michael Brown.

“We all have our list of grievances,” adds the author of “Jezebel’s War with America: The Plot to Destroy Our Country and What We Can Do to Turn the Tide.” “And many of them are quite valid. At the same time, our real enemies are spiritual. Our biggest battle is with satanic powers. How, then, do we defeat Jezebel on a national level?”

Brown’s popular book, “Jezebel’s War with America,” focuses on the fact that the spirit of the biblical figure Jezebel is at work today, through a fascination with radical feminism coupled with the extreme pro-abortion movement, along with a fascination with witchcraft and sorcery and other spiritual and cultural forces in an attempt destroy America. To close the book, Brown outlines five steps to begin the process of defeating Jezebel as a nation.

STEP ONE: We Must Give Ourselves to Prayer


Knowing that the greatest battle is spiritual, Brown says, we understand how we must wage war.

“It begins on our knees,” he says. “It begins in the prayer room and at the prayer meeting. It begins with fasting, with intercession, with prevailing prayer and persevering prayer, with fervent prayer and focused prayer. When we pray like this, we will see results. When we take hold of God’s promises, when we reverently hold Him to His Word, when we exercise our spiritual authority, things will happen. They must!

STEP TWO: The Prophets Must Speak

The prophets were certainly silenced during the days of Jezebel. She was literally killing them, and the suffering was acute. To venture out and speak meant a certain death.

“This does not excuse the silence of the prophets, and not all were silent,” Brown says. “But today in America, who is threatening us with death if we speak? And yet so many of us are silent. So many have retreated. Thank God for those who are willing to pay the price to take a stand. But all too many are in self-imposed spiritual exile. All too many have taken the path of least resistance. This cannot continue!”

STEP THREE: Push Back

It’s not just a matter of leaders speaking up, Brown says. The body must stand together and push back against radical activism. How did some of it happen? The church in America ignored the handwriting on the wall.

“We ignored the warnings from those who were speaking up,” he said. “We didn’t want to seem intolerant. We didn’t listen when our kids came home from school with some very strange reports. Plus, we’re too busy. Those excuses don’t stand up anymore, and little by little, in state after state, believers are pushing back.”

STEP FOUR: Let’s Learn What We Can from President Trump

There are lessons to be learned from President Donald Trump when it comes to taking a stand and pushing back, although quite obviously there are many things that cannot and should not be learned from him, Brown says. But there are three things we can learn from the president that are especially effective when dealing with Jezebel.

  1. Don’t avoid confrontation.
  2. Don’t be a slave of public opinion.
  3. Don’t be afraid to ride out the storm.

STEP FIVE: The Castrated Males Must Regain Their Manhood

Many men have been emasculated by sexual sin, stealing their confidence and manhood, and making them into a self-condemning slave. Others have been emasculated by the spirit of radical feminism, causing them to doubt themselves and shrink from a leadership role in their home.

“Jezebel may have ruled you for many years, but it’s time to cast her down,” Brown concludes. “Get her out of your head, your heart and your life. Together, both men and women together, we will see this wicked stronghold defeated. Jezebel is coming down!”