May 3 was my 65th birthday. Accordingly, it is time for my annual “Strictly Personal” column. I think it only fair that readers should have an opportunity to learn a little something about the person who writes the words they read. Today’s column is designed with that goal in mind. And since Charley Reese (one of my favorite columnists) stopped writing, I am the only national columnist that does this, as far as I know. So, here goes.
I was born and raised in a small town in northern Indiana. My father and mother were dedicated Christians. Dad was a welder by trade and a member of the Teamsters union. I still have his pin. More importantly, he was a jailhouse preacher and prison chaplain. The Lord delivered my dad from a terrible life of alcoholism; and the story of his deliverance is nothing short of miraculous.
Readers should know that I will send a CD of my father’s life story–free of charge–to anyone who requests it. If you or someone you know struggles with alcohol or drug addiction, I urge you to obtain a copy of this remarkable story. Go here:
I am the husband of one (for 44 years next month), the father of three, and the grandfather of nine. I am the pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana, which is an independent, unorganized, unincorporated, unaffiliated, non-501c3 fellowship. I am also an author, radio talk show host, and writer of this national column.
Here is the Liberty Fellowship website:
As far as I know, I am in good health. And, somehow, I’ve been able to keep my hair. Not that that means a whole lot. I had a college professor that often quoted this little rhyme:
To every man God is fair.
To some He gave brains.
To others He gave hair.
After all of these years, I have forgotten most of what that professor taught, but I still remember that little limerick.
I campaigned for my friend, Congressman Ron Paul, in the 2008 Republican presidential primaries. After it was obvious that he would not be the Republican nominee, Constitution Party (CP) leaders and many Ron Paul supporters strongly encouraged me to seek the CP’s presidential nomination. They believed that someone was needed to keep the liberty message alive in the 2008 general election, because it was clear that neither Barack Obama nor John McCain would do so. After defeating my friend and former U.N. Ambassador, Alan Keyes, in the CP nominating convention, I became the Party’s nominee for President. And I was very honored to have received Ron Paul’s endorsement during that campaign.
Regarding the condition of the Church in America, it is my studied opinion that both the 501c3 tax-exempt status and State nonprofit corporation status have, in effect, castrated America’s pastors and churches to the point that most churches are spiritually impotent and irrelevant to the preservation of liberty. Instead of preaching the liberating Gospel of Christ and the empowering message of Christian non-conformity, they are preaching an enslaving message of bondage to the state via their preoccupation with the misinterpretation of Romans 13.
Speaking of which, my constitutional attorney son and I co-authored a book on this subject that I encourage everyone to read. The book is entitled “Romans 13: The True Meaning of Submission.” This book shows the teaching of the entire Bible (including Romans 13) regarding proper submission to authority–including when submission to civil authority is actually sinful and wrong.
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My personal philosophy regarding socio/political issues is quite simple: I believe abortion is legalized murder. If the blood of murdered Abel cried out to God from the ground, imagine how the blood of over 60 million innocent unborn babies is crying out to God.
I believe marriage is, by definition, only between a man and a woman. I further believe that the State has absolutely no business sanctioning or licensing marriage. All of the civil court rulings in the country cannot redefine marriage. The current civil corruption of marriage should serve notice to all pastors, churches, and Christian people to divorce their marriage ceremonies from State licensure.
I believe the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights to be the greatest documents of freedom ever produced by man. I believe the federal government is bound to submit to the limited duties prescribed to it by the U.S. Constitution. The fact that it doesn’t do so is the greatest source of America’s political problems. I believe America’s Founding Fathers, Colonial pastors, and the patriots of their generation were the greatest champions of liberty to ever live.
I believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms. I further believe this is a God-ordained duty and should not be subject to State licensure. The Second Amendment does not grant us the right to keep and bear arms; it merely protects the duty to keep and bear arms that was given to us by our Creator.
Again, my son and I co-authored a book on the Biblical teaching of self-defense and the right to keep and bear arms. The book is entitled “To Keep or Not To Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns.” This book looks at the entire body of Scripture and shows that nowhere in God’s Word are believers instructed to surrender their arms–no matter what the laws of civil government might dictate. We show in the book that self-defense is a Natural right and a Biblical duty.
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I believe there is a conspiracy of powerful elitists to surrender America’s independence and national sovereignty to a globalist New World Order. I believe the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Bilderbergs are especially culpable in this evil subterfuge of our liberties. I had hoped that Donald Trump would honor his word to “drain the swamp” of establishment insiders, but he hasn’t. As with every President of both major parties before him, Trump has littered his administration with CFR globalists. In just the first couple of months of his presidency, Donald Trump appointed more CFR members and fellow travelers than Barack Obama. Here is the list so far (we will keep it updated):
Trump has even changed what he calls himself. On the campaign trail, he said he was a nationalist, not a globalist. Now, he has reversed himself AGAIN. A few days ago, he told the Wall Street Journal, “I am a nationalist and a globalist. I’m both.” What a crock! One cannot be both. Trump is proving to be just another disingenuous say-whatever-it-takes-to-get-elected politician.
I believe that the national news media purposely keeps the American people in the dark about the truth of what is really going on. I believe the media deliberately covered up the events of 9/11, Waco, Ruby Ridge, TWA Flight 800, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Sandy Hook school shootings, etc., ad infinitum. Heck, I believe the media covered up what really happened in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. For all intents and purposes, the national news media is little more than a propaganda ministry of the federal government.
I am also convinced that there is a blatant attempt underfoot to turn the United States into a police-state-style surveillance society, to which personal freedoms and liberties are being quickly and egregiously sacrificed. Passage of the USA Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the Indefinite Detention clauses of the National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA) are examples of this flagrant betrayal of freedom. And the Democrat and Republican parties are equally culpable in this blatant usurpation of our liberties. And on this subject, too, Donald Trump is on the exact same course as his predecessors.
I opposed the preemptive invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan by G.W. Bush, the bombings of Libya, along with the current bombings and drone attacks going on in countries throughout the Middle East–including Trump’s bombing of Syria and his decision to increase the number of U.S. ground forces in the Middle East. It should be obvious to everyone that the Obama administration did nothing to change the perpetual war/preemptive war doctrine introduced by George W. Bush. And it should be equally obvious that Donald Trump is continuing to escalate America’s unconstitutional wars of aggression around the world. At the rate Trump is going, the United States could soon be in a global nuclear war.
I am personally convinced that ISIS, al-Nusra, etc., are contrivances of Dark (illegal) Operations of America’s CIA, British Intelligence, and Israel’s Mossad. Saudi Arabia and Turkey are also partners in this nefarious activity. I’ll say it flat out: The “war on terror” is totally the creation of the Deep State in the West to keep America in a state of perpetual war and to keep the people of America in a state of perpetual fear and anger.
Furthermore, I believe the international “war on terror” is a ruse to assist the goals of the central banks to create global government. All of the talk about Iran and Syria (and even North Korea) being a threat to the world is a bunch of hysterical propaganda. And FOX News (along with many pastors and churches) is at the heart of the pro-war propaganda machine. Neocons and globalists are using the Muslim people as the proverbial Straw Man to give the American people an enemy to hate, so that they will accept perpetual war abroad and police-state measures here at home.
I opposed the bailouts for Wall Street. I regard the Federal Reserve as a corrupt cabal of international banksters whose actions are nothing short of criminal. I wholeheartedly support the abolition of the Federal Reserve and a return to sound money.
I believe both major parties in Washington, D.C., are drunk on government spending. No matter which Party controls Congress or the White House, government spending skyrockets, as do deficits. We are witnessing this reality yet again. Just this week, with the GOP in control of both houses of Congress and the White House, we watched the House approve–and President Trump endorse–yet MORE federal spending and LARGER federal deficits. G.W. Bush spent more tax dollars than Bill Clinton; Barack Obama spent more than Bush; and Donald Trump is already spending more than Obama. When it comes to federal spending, there truly isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties. No wonder Senator Rand Paul said this about the omnibus spending bill that passed the House this week: “President Hillary Clinton would have been proud of this bill.”
And speaking of federal spending, one reason Donald Trump wants to increase military spending is because the U.S. government is dropping so many bombs all over the globe that the military is running out. Consider: as of April 30, the U.S. has dropped over 79,000 bombs just in Iraq, Syria, and Libya.
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I believe G.W. Bush and Dick Cheney should be in prison for committing international war crimes against humanity and Hillary Clinton should be in prison for selling access to her office to foreign interests and for facilitating (or maybe even directly causing) the death of America’s Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. I believe politicians such as Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi are enemies of freedom.
From a theological perspective, I believe the eschatological doctrine of the Rapture is being used by too many pastors and Christians as an excuse to not resist the many attacks against our liberties. I further believe that too many pastors and churches have become passive, timid, and politically correct and are, therefore, “good for nothing” (Matthew 5:13) when it comes to preserving liberty.
And, as faithful readers know, I have had an about-face when it comes to my understanding of the scriptures relating to the modern State of Israel. I have come to the studied opinion that the current State of Israel–the one created on May 14, 1948, by the Rothschilds–has nothing to do with the Israel of the Bible. I believe the modern Zionist State of Israel was birthed by and is led by antichrist Talmudists who are the spiritual descendants of the Pharisees. I further believe the Zionist State of Israel is a devilish counterfeit of “the Israel of God” (Galatians 6:16) with the goal of deceiving the West (especially Christians in America) and wreaking havoc, war, and bloodshed around the world and facilitating the collapse of Christianity in the United States–a goal that has been achieved many times over.
Accordingly, I am happy to be offering Christian scholar Michael Hoffman’s phenomenal book “Judaism’s Strange Gods.” I consider this book to be Must-Reading.
Since I started promoting Hoffman’s book, we are having a hard time keeping it in stock, as it quickly sells out. Last week, I announced that we had restocked this great book. Well, the supply we had sold out in a matter of days. We have since ordered another shipment in an effort to keep up with the demand. I encourage you to order this book NOW.
Order “Judaism’s Strange Gods” here:
For a more detailed description of “Judaism’s Strange Gods,” read the postscript below the body of this column, or click on the link above.
In addition, I have a two-DVD, eight-message series that explains what I believe is the scriptural truth regarding Israel. The DVD is entitled “The Church And Israel.” Find it here:
As for personal membership in groups or organizations, I am a life member of Gun Owners of America (in my opinion, the NRA is a wishy-washy, compromising organization, so I dropped my membership from that organization) and am the National Chaplain for Oath Keepers. These are the only organizations to which I belong. As an unorganized, unincorporated, unaffiliated fellowship, Liberty Fellowship has no membership roll.
When I’m not working, I enjoy big-game (or even small-game) hunting and hiking. I love to hike these beautiful mountains here in Montana. The problem is, I am a workaholic and rarely take time off.
Well, there it is. That is me in a nutshell. At least now you know a little more about who I am and what I believe. If you want to read more, here is where you can find my complete online bio:
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P.S. In “Judaism’s Strange Gods,” Christian scholar Michael Hoffman documents his provocative thesis that Judaism is not the religion of the Old Testament, but the newly formalized belief system of the Pharisees, which arose in Babylon with the commitment of the formerly oral “tradition of the elders” to writing, in the wake of the crucifixion of Israel’s Messiah and the destruction of the Temple.
Basing his findings on authoritative Judaic sources, Hoffman demonstrates that Judaism is a man-made religion of tradition and superstition, which represents the institutionalized nullification of Biblical law and doctrine.
Liberating the reader from the accumulated shackles of decades of misinformation, this book shows that Judaism’s god is not the God of Israel, but the strange gods of Talmud and Kabbalah, and the racial self-worship they inculcate.
Christian bookstores are packed with tomes purporting to unmask the religion of Islam, but not one slim volume will be found delving into the depravities of Orthodox Judaism. “Judaism’s Strange Gods” corrects that imbalance with its fidelity to Biblical truth and the historic witness of the Church.
Chapter topics include:
*Judaism’s attack on the prophets and patriarchs
*Contents of the Babylonian Talmud
*Warrant for the murder of Gentiles
*Christians in the Talmud
*Judaism and abortion
*Calendar and holy days
*Child molestation and homosexuality
AND MUCH MORE!
If you don’t read any other book besides the Bible this year, read this book. It is must-reading! Plus, I sincerely believe that the understanding of the truths presented in this book is essential to freedom. I really do! And don’t wait to order. The original supply sold out in TEN DAYS.
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Article posted with permission from Chuck Baldwin