Thursday, October 30, 2014

Exposing the Hebrew Roots Movement

Recently it's come to my attention that the Hebrew Roots Movement (HRM) is growing in popularity through Facebook pages like Jesus Christ is KING (JCK), which has over 2 million likes. This page is deceptive in that it does not say straight up that they are with the HRM and posts a lot of innocent looking inspirational quotes, but mixed in with those are many posts that are legalistic and based on dangerous and false theology.

Some of their false theological beliefs are:
  • we must observe the Sabbath
  • we should observe OT feasts
  • we should observe OT dietary laws (such as not eating pork)
  • we should avoid holidays such as Christmas
  • the NT is not the inspired word of God but is based on a lost Hebrew version
  • unorthodox or heretical views on the Trinity
One of the key leaders in the HRM movement, Jim Staley, has a Facebook page 'Passion for Truth Ministries' which currently has 145,853 likes. As with the JCK page it is insidious in the way that it posts a mixture of truth and error.

Below is an example of a post from 'Passion for Truth Ministries' that in about 2 months has had 14,646 shares. As you can see it's good advice, but it's fluff like this that gets them a big following so that they can hook people into other false doctrines.

It is also a fact that Jim Staley has been arrested for fraud, but this hasn't stopped the JCK page from posting his teaching videos on their page. Jim Stanley also claims special revelation from God that goes beyond what the Scriptures say and distorts its meaning. (See also Missouri Secretary of State: News Release and Passion for Truth's Jim Staley Admits to Cheating Elderly Investors).

Here's a meme that was shared on JCK that is highly ironic - wolves warning everyone to beware of wolves. Matthew 7:15-16 says "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?"

For a brief summary of the HRM see this article - What is the Hebrew Roots Movement?.

Exposing the Hebrew Roots Movement Video Part 1
This video clearly explains what the HRM is and why it is dangerous:
Exposing the Hebrew Roots Movement!.

Exposing the Hebrew Roots Movement Video Part 2
(Note - he oversimplifies the issue of divorce and taking to court - remember Paul took the Romans to court - so it's not always wrong to sue).
Exposing the Hebrew Roots Movement #2.

Exposing the Hebrew Roots Movement Video Part 3:

Exposing the Hebrew Roots Movement #3.

In discussions about this I was surprised to see one HRM follower arguing that we are under the law and that she thought that was a good thing. It's like these people have never read anything in the Bible other than the Old Testament and the Gospels. (For more on this topic see: Are Christians under the Law?)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Attempted Beheading in New Zealand

"The former partner of murder accused Antonie Dixon has recounted the moment he attacked her with a samurai sword, slicing her hand off, as he yelled she was a sacrifice to Allah... Dixon started yelling he wanted to chop their heads off"  (Witness recounts hand being sliced off -

Ok, so this news story about Antonie Dixon is from 2008, but it's very relevant for today especially as most people aren't aware of the islamic connection in this story. Most kiwis just remember the picture of an insane looking Dixon as he stood in the dock on trial. But according to news reports he was acting insane for the jury to try and get off on grounds of insanity.

According to the victim, the reason her hand was sliced off is because he was trying to cut her head off and she had her hands raised to try and protect her head. So where did he get the idea from to cut someone's head off as a sacrifice to Allah? Perhaps he had read the Qur'an where Allah commands believers to "strike off their heads" (Qur'an 8:12). Perhaps he had heard about Muhammad and his followers beheading 800 peaceful Jews in one day? (See here).

Why wasn't the Allah connection made more of in the mainstream media when it happened? I don't even think most mainstream news channels mentioned that he had invoked the name of Allah and tried to behead people. I know why - it's because the media are too PC and don't want to say anything that might offend Muslims. Also most in the media are clueless about Islam. In America the recent Oklahoma beheading is still being called a "workplace incident", as is the Fort Hood massacre - both committed by Muslims who were performing jihad attacks.

The story that most have focused on with Dixon is that he was high on methamphetamine. It's also a fact that his mother and members of the Jehovah's Witness cult terribly abused him.

This story is important because recently many people online have been saying that New Zealand has never had any terrorist attacks, and Islamic beheadings will likely never happen here. Well, that just isn't true - terrorist attacks have happened in New Zealand before (such as with the Rainbow Warrior bombing) although it's not clear whether Muslim terrorist attacks have happened. But the Dixon case shows that at the very least Islam has had an influence on at least one attempted beheading in New Zealand.

These things matter because ISIS supporters are already here in New Zealand. Just today an ISIS website that was being run by someone from New Zealand was shut down. (See here).

And our Prime Minister John Key is wanting to send our SAS to join coalition forces in the fight against ISIS, as well as considering NZ terror law change. (See here).

Islamic State want to take over the world for Allah via violent jihad in obedience to the commands of the Quran

If Facebook comments are any indication then it would seem that most New Zealanders want to keep their heads firmly in the sand over this issue. Consider these comments:
What Matt and the other 229 people who liked his comment fail to realise is that although we haven't had any ISIS style beheadings or obvious Islamic terror attacks here in New Zealand we do need to get involved because we are western kafir infidels who are already a target whether we get involved directly in Iraq or not. We need to fight for freedom just our ANZAC soldiers fought in WWI and WWII.

I believe that unless we take action against ISIS and take measures to combat the threat from Islam it is just a matter of time before Muslims start beheading people here in New Zealand.

It is good that the NZ government are beginning to wake up to what is going on, but much more needs to be done if we are to overcome Islamic terrorism domestically and abroad.

We need to learn from the mistakes that Europe has made before it's too late. The warnings from Geert Wilders to Australia are just as relevant to us here.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

13 Doctrines of Radical Islam

Some people have questioned whether the above doctrines are actually from the Qur'an, so I thought I'd take the time to check the references and share them so that everyone can easily see that they are indeed correctly representing the Qur'an.

While the title of this picture and article use the phrase "Radical Islam" the terms 'radical' and 'moderate' in relation to Islam are not Islamic terms - there is only one kind of Islam and that is what the Qur'an teaches - which is what most people call "Radical Islam". Islam is Islam and these 13 doctrines all come from the Qur'an. Any Muslim who does not believe or practice these doctrines is not being faithful to the actual teachings of the Qur'an.

If any Muslims reading this don't like what the Qur'an says then I've got a solution for you - realise that the Qur'an is a false revelation that cannot be true and leave Islam. Read the Bible and especially the New Testament Gospels of Jesus and turn to the true Jesus Christ who died for your sins. For more on why Islam cannot be true see

1. You can rape, marry and divorce pre-pubescent girls; (Qur'an 65:4)

"And for such of your women as despair of menstruation, if ye doubt, their period (of waiting) shall be three months, along with those who have it not. And for those with child, their period shall be till they bring forth their burden. And whosoever keepeth his duty to Allah, He maketh his course easy for him." (Qur'an 65:4 - Pickthall) (See Pedophilia in the Quran - WikiIslam)

Here is the exact quote for one of the verses from the meme above:

"Narrated 'Ursa: The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)."
(Bukhari 7:62.88)

See also Myth: Muhammad Would Never Approve of Rape.

2. You can enslave for sex and work (Qur'an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50, see also 70:29-30)

"And if ye fear that ye will not deal fairly by the orphans, marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if ye fear that ye cannot do justice (to so many) then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess. Thus it is more likely that ye will not do injustice." (Qur'an 4:3 - Pickthall)

"And all married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you. Lawful unto you are all beyond those mentioned, so that ye seek them with your wealth in honest wedlock, not debauchery. And those of whom ye seek content (by marrying them), give unto them their portions as a duty. And there is no sin for you in what ye do by mutual agreement after the duty (hath been done). Lo! Allah is ever Knower, Wise." (Qur'an 4:24 - Pickthall)

"O Prophet! Lo! We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries, and those whom thy right hand possesseth of those whom Allah hath given thee as spoils of war, and the daughters of thine uncle on the father's side and the daughters of thine aunts on the father's side, and the daughters of thine uncle on the mother's side and the daughters of thine aunts on the mother's side who emigrated with thee, and a believing woman if she give herself unto the Prophet and the Prophet desire to ask her in marriage - a privilege for thee only, not for the (rest of) believers - We are Aware of that which We enjoined upon them concerning their wives and those whom their right hands possess - that thou mayst be free from blame, for Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful." (Qur'an 33:50 - Pickthall)

"And those who preserve their chastity
Save with their wives and those whom their right hands possess, for thus they are not blameworthy;" (Qur'an 7:29 - 30 - Pickthall)

(See Slavery - TheReligionofPeace - Islam.)

3. You can beat women. (Qur'an 4:34)

"Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great." (Qur'an 4:34 - Pickthall)

(The word scourge is also translated strike or beat in other translations).

(See Wife-Beating - TheReligionofPeace - Islam.)

4. You will need 4 Muslim male witnesses to prove a rape (Qur'an 24:4)

"And those who accuse honourable women but bring not four witnesses, scourge them (with) eighty stripes and never (afterward) accept their testimony - They indeed are evil-doers" (Qur'an 24:4 - Pickthall)

Because of this unjust islamic law many women who are the victims of rape in Muslim countries end up being found "guilty" of adultery which can mean being killed.

(See Rape - TheReligionofPeace - Islam.)

5. Kill Jews and Christians if they do not convert or pay Jizya tax (Qur'an 9:29)

"Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low."  (Qur'an 9:29 - Pickthall)

(See Violence - TheReligionofPeace - Islam.)

6. Crucify and amputate non-Muslims (Qur'an 8:12, 47:4)

"When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger." (Qur'an 8:12 - Pickthall)

(smite the necks - i.e. behead them and cut off their fingers)

"Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That (is the ordinance). And if Allah willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained) that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He rendereth not their actions vain." (Qur'an 47:4 - Pickthall)

"The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom;" (Qur'an 5:33 - Pickthall)

(See Torture - TheReligionofPeace - Islam.)

7. You will kill non-Muslims to receive 72 virgins in heaven (Qur'an 9:111)

(Coincidentally Surah 9:111 lines up with 9/11/1  i.e. Sep 11, 2001.)

"Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain. It is a promise which is binding on Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur'an. Who fulfilleth His covenant better than Allah? Rejoice then in your bargain that ye have made, for that is the supreme triumph." (Qur'an 9:111 - Pickthall)

See (Authenticity of 72 Virgins Hadith - WikiIslam.)

8. You will kill anyone who leaves Islam (Qur'an 2:217, 4:89)

"They question thee (O Muhammad) with regard to warfare in the sacred month. Say: Warfare therein is a great (transgression), but to turn (men) from the way of Allah, and to disbelieve in Him and in the Inviolable Place of Worship, and to expel His people thence, is a greater with Allah; for persecution is worse than killing. And they will not cease from fighting against you till they have made you renegades from your religion, if they can. And whoso becometh a renegade and dieth in his disbelief: such are they whose works have fallen both in the world and the Hereafter. Such are rightful owners of the Fire: they will abide therein."
(Qur'an 2:217 - Pickthall)

"They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them,"
(Qur'an 4:89 - Pickthall)

(See Apostasy - TheReligionofPeace - Islam.)

9. You will behead non-Muslims (Qur'an 8:12, 47:4) (See point 6 above)

Beheading is not only commanded in the Qur'an but was practiced by Muhammad and his followers - on one occasion he and his followers beheaded around 800 Jews.

(See Myth: Muhammad and the Banu Qurayza.)

10. You will kill and be killed for Allah (verse of the sword - Qur'an 9:5)

"Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful." (Qur'an 9:5 - Pickthall)

Surah 9 is the second to last chapter of the Qur'an and because of the Islamic doctrine of abrogation it supersedes all other peaceful verses in the Qur'an (although there are very few such peaceful verses - and in context Islam's idea of peace is only for those who submit to Allah, convert, or pay the exorbitant and humiliating Jizya tax).

(See Political Islam // Tears of Jihad.)

11. You will terrorize non-Muslims (Qur'an 8:12, 8:60)

"[Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, "I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip." (Qur'an 8:12 - Sahih International)

"And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may terrify the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know [but] whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged." (Qur'an 8:60 - Sahih International)

Muhammad:  “I have been made victorious through terror” (Bukhari 4:52.220).

(See Son of Hamas founder says Allah is of the Quran is the world's greatest terrorist.)

12.Steal from non-Muslims; (Qur'an chapter 8 - booty / spoils of war)

"They ask thee (O Muhammad) of the spoils of war. Say: The spoils of war belong to Allah and the messenger, so keep your duty to Allah, and adjust the matter of your difference, and obey Allah and His messenger, if ye are (true) believers." (Qur'an 8:1 - Pickthall)

(See Stealing - TheReligionofPeace - Islam.)

13. Lie to strengthen Islam (Taqiyya deception - Qur'an 3:54, 9:3, 16:106, 40:28, see also 2:225)

"And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers." (Qur'an 3:54 - Pickthall)

Schemed should be translated deceived / deceiver - Allah - The Greatest Deceiver of them All

"And a proclamation from Allah and His messenger to all men on the day of the Greater Pilgrimage that Allah is free from obligation to the idolaters, and (so is) His messenger. So, if ye repent, it will be better for you; but if ye are averse, then know that ye cannot escape Allah. Give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom to those who disbelieve," (Qur'an 9:3 - Pickthall)

(It's ok for Allah and Muhammad to lie and break treaties with unbelievers).

"Whoever disbelieves in Allah after his belief... except for one who is forced [to renounce his religion] while his heart is secure in faith. But those who [willingly] open their breasts to disbelief, upon them is wrath from Allah , and for them is a great punishment;" (Qur'an 16:106 - Sahih International)

(It's ok to lie when under compulsion and say that you aren't a Muslim if you're under threat).

"And a believing man of Pharaoh's family, who hid his faith, said: Would ye kill a man because he saith: My Lord is Allah, and hath brought you clear proofs from your Lord? If he is lying, then his lie is upon him; and if he is truthful, then some of that wherewith he threateneth you will strike you. Lo! Allah guideth not one who is a prodigal, a liar." (Qur'an 40:28 - Pickthall)

Allah does not impose blame upon you for what is unintentional in your oaths, but He imposes blame upon you for what your hearts have earned. And Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing." (Qur'an 2:225 - Sahih International)

(See Lying - The ReligionofPeace - Islam.)

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