TELL ME WHY

Don’t just tell me what you believe. Tell me WHY you believe it. Few who cling to Sunday observance can tell you why they do so, other than to say, “We honor Christ’s resurrection by observing Sunday as a holy day,” or they will say, “Christians have always observed Sunday as the Lord’s Day,” or “All these Christians can’t be wrong!” Ask them what scriptures they use as their authority and most look at you with a blank look. Some will have a text or two they will quote that seemingly authorizes their stand, but when one quotes to them a plethora of scripture that reveals their erroneous thinking their steely-eyed look lets you know instantly that they are not listening, nor are they receiving what you say.

The Mormon boys that used to visit me often showed me that vacant look when I quoted scriptures to them that revealed their many errors and doctrinal blunders. Once a Mormon, always a Mormon. Once a_________, always a _________. You can fill in those blanks with any denomination you wish. Most folks never change their religious beliefs or affiliations. They just don’t. They are complacent as to their peril. “Well, that’s the way Mom (or Dad, or Billy Graham) believed and that’s the way I believe, and that’s that.” It’s like the man driving in the absolute wrong direction to get to his destination who refuses to pull over and look at a map. He just keeps driving and driving and driving not realizing he is going further and further away from the destination he desires

God preserves my life and heals me again and again for a purpose. He has filled my mind with His sacred word. He has given me the talent to write convincingly and effectively. He has anointed me to teach His word. In His great compassion He desires earnestly to open the eyes of those blinded by Satan’s clever deceptions. But He will not force feed the truth to anyone any where at any time. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),

Donald Wiley

THE ATHEIST IS A FOOL! (PART 2)

Thousands of years ago God, through His prophet Jeremiah, said something truly astounding. Here is what He said: “Thus saith the LORD, ‘If heaven above can be measured and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done….'” (See Jeremiah 31:37). It wasn’t until the 20th Century and the scientific astronomical technology provided by various observatories, the Hubble telescope, and space exploration spacecraft such as Voyager I and Voyager 2, as well as the Mariner space exploration spacecraft, that men came to realize that, in truth, heaven cannot be measured. It is seemingly infinite. And it wasn’t until recent centuries that men learned that truly the earth has no foundations, that it is a planetary globe hanging in space.

God inspired the prophet Isaiah to write: “It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth” (See Isaiah 40:22). It would be thousands of years before men realized that this earth truly was circular in form and shape.

And in Job 26:7, we read, “He hangs the earth upon NOTHING!” It is only through divine illumination and inspiration these ancients knew the earth was a globe, hanging suspended in space and that the heavens above could not be measured they were so vast!

Truly, the fool has said in his heart there is no God! And comparing the Koran to the Bible is similar to one comparing a first grader’s Tom and Jane book to the encyclopedia Britannica.

Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),

Donald Wiley

A GOD BY ANY OTHER NAME

Do you know what Jesus meant when He said, “I am the first and the last”?  (See Revelation 1:11).  He first uttered those words through His prophet Isaiah, and it is when He uttered those words through Isaiah He explains what He means by that phrase: “I am the first, and I am the last, AND BESIDE ME THERE IS NO GOD!”  (See Isaiah 44:6).  God tells Israel, as well as you and me, “I am the first God you will ever know, and I am the last God you will ever know for beside me there is no God.”
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The Hebrew prophets contain the key to understanding the Book of Revelation.  Trying to understand the Book of Revelation without resorting to the writings of the Hebrew prophets is like trying to understand higher mathematics without a grasp of basic math.  That is WHY most “New Testament” churches have no real comprehension of the Book of Revelation.  (By the way, no church in the New Testament was ever called a “New Testament Church.”  Surprised???)  They spurn the Hebrew prophets.  They will not use the key God provides for a correct understanding of the apostle John’s final letter.  Remember, the book of which we speak is the book of REVELATION, not the Book of Concealment or Book of Mysteries.
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Allah is NOT God by another name.  Allah is not the arabic name of the Creator.  Over and over again the Koran (or Quran) categorically states that Allah has no son.  Those who worship Allah unwittingly are worshiping Satan and his hosts of demons.  “But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God…” (See I Corinthians 10:20).  When a blind and deceived Muslim sacrifices his, or her, life as a martyr to Allah, they are actually offering themselves in sacrifice to Satan and his demons.  They do not instantly find themselves in paradise.  They find themselves DEAD!
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The Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, has given ISIS a new way of slaughtering innocent human beings.  In the days ahead you will find Muslim terrorists using Paddock’s method of killing.  Why ram a car or truck into a crowd when only a handful of lives are lost?  Find a vantage point overlooking a gathering of thousands and start firing automatic weapons into the crowd.  It’s like shooting fish in a barrel.
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ALL Muslims are satanically deceived.  Many Muslims are demonically inspired or controlled.  Some Muslims are demon possessed.  And that is what Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama wanted desperately to introduce into the United States more and more.  When Barack Obama said that the Muslim call to prayer was one of the prettiest sounds on earth I then knew without a doubt that he was both a Muslim and the most deceived and dangerous president this nation ever elected.  And millions of deceived American voters elected him twice.
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Folks, it ain’t going to get any better in this nation or the world.  And Christians aren’t going to be “raptured out” of the situation.   The years and decades will pass and Christians will find themselves still in the flesh, still on earth, and still the objects of Allah’s wrath.  And, just as American voters have been deceived, so, too, have Christian ministers and pastors been deceived when they assure believers they are going to miss it all by the “rapture.”  There ain’t going to be no rapture.  There is only the Second Coming of our Lord, and that is going to prove to be an event scheduled for another generation, not our own.
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Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
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Donald Wiley

ISRAEL’S INEVITABLE DEFEAT

Few preachers it seems have ever really comprehended the true meaning and disturbing prophecy Jesus Christ uttered upon His very last visit to the temple in Jerusalem.  Here is what He said: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee.  How often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and ye would not (would not permit Him to do so)!  Behold, your house (the temple) is left unto you desolate, for I say unto you (yes, the One who always speaks eternal truth is speaking), Ye shall not see me henceforth (ever again), till ye shall say, ‘Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord'” (See Matthew 23:37-39).
Now think about what Jesus just said for a moment, and then reflect upon the fact that Hitler’s slaughter of six million Jews could not bring the Jewish people to abandon their rejection of Jesus as their Messiah.  What will it take for them to finally, earnestly, wholeheartedly cry out to Jesus, “We accept you.  Please come back Messiah”?  I’ll tell you what it is going to take.  It is going to take the near annihilation of the Jewish people around the world and the destruction of modern day Israel to finally bring them to the foot of the cross and acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Messiah, Lord and Savior!
Look at a map.  Israel is now almost totally surrounded by fervent Islamic nations – nations that proclaim Israel has no right to exist and must eventually be destroyed.  And destroyed it will be.  Maybe not in our lifetime, maybe not in this century, but it will be attacked by Muslim armies, navies and air power and destroyed.
Why won’t preachers believe the prophet Zechariah?  Through him, Jesus declared, “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh (the day of His return) and thy (Jerusalem and Israel’s) spoil (riches and wealth) shall be divided in the midst of thee (not carried away to the conquering Islamic nations, but divided among these conquerors who are remaining in Jerusalem and occupying the city).  For I (Jesus Himself) will gather all nations (then Islamic) AGAINST JERUSALEM to battle, AND THE CITY SHALL BE TAKEN (understand that, accept that – Israel WILL BE DEFEATED in this future war), and the houses rifled, and the women ravished (raped by godless Muslims), and half of the city shall go forth into captivity (conquering Muslims enslave those they conquer), and the residue of the people (the few who survive) shall not be cut off from the city (will be left in Jerusalem to contemplate their horrible fate).” (See Zechariah 14:1-2).  And what will be the result?  They will then finally cry out, “Come, Lord Jesus!”  And what is plainly stated in the very next verse of Zechariah 14?  “THEN shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those (Islamic) nations, as when He fought in the day of battle.  And His feet shall stand in that (very) day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem….” (see verses 3 and 4).
And to what “battle” do you think this prophet refers when He says the returning Lord will fight again as He fought in a previous day of battle?  See Revelation 12:7-17.
So could Jesus Christ return tonight or tomorrow, or next week?  NO!  Zechariah’s prophecy, as well as prophecies given in the gospel accounts, Daniel, Revelation and Paul’s writings precludes that possibility.  But some may argue, “Doesn’t the Bible say no one knows the day or hour of Christ’s return?”  Yes, it does.  And no one can pinpoint the day and hour of his return.  But those who know Christ’s words uttered through His anointed prophets and apostles know when He won’t return.  He won’t return until all relevant prophecies have been fulfilled.  Those who say all necessary prophecies have been fulfilled ARE WRONG AND DECEIVED BY SATAN IN THIS MATTER.
If my neighbor vacationing in Spain calls me and asks me to pick him up at the local airport when he arrives, I might not know the exact time of his arrival at that moment, but I do know it is not necessary for me to hop in my car and hightail it to the airport.  He is coming from Spain.  It is going to take some time for him to check out of his hotel, hop a cab to the Madrid airport, fly thousands of miles to America, etc.  I might not know the exact moment he will arrive.  I do know when he won’t arrive.  He won’t arrive in a few hours that’s for sure.  Likewise, I do not know when Jesus Christ will return.  I DO know when He won’t return.  He won’t return until all prophecy relevant to His return has been fulfilled to the letter.
None born human is immune to Satan’s deceiving power and influence – NONE!  God help all who read my words to understand and to really and truly PROVE all things of a spiritual nature and to stop swallowing hook, line and sinker the party line of their given denomination or their pastor’s erroneous teachings.  Many pastors and preachers are morally good men, clean living, kind-hearted and intelligent, but in their religious beliefs they hold a lot of error.  Ditto for any denomination’s religious instructors.
I learned a long time ago that once a given denomination accepts some doctrine as scriptural they will hold to that doctrine and teaching always and ever.  It becomes dogma, sacrosanct, not to be questioned.  Something to think about, folks.
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Christ’s servant (Galatians 1:10),
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Donald Wiley

JESUS IS COMING – SOON?

Most of the pastors and preachers of this world are unwittingly preparing their congregations for eventual failure and defeat! “Jesus is coming soon,” they cry. “The end is near,” they say. “We are living in the last days right now,” they claim. Most seem totally oblivious to the fact that preachers have been making that claim not for a few years, or decades, BUT FOR CENTURIES!

“Well, He’s closer to coming now than He was ten or twenty years ago,” they argue. And that is true. But it is true in the same sense you are closer to your destination an hour after beginning your journey than you were when you first started, but what if your destination is San Francisco and you have begun your journey from your home in New Jersey? Still, you have a long, long way to go.

How are Christian congregations being prepared for defeat, you ask?  When the decades continue to slip by and Christianity finds Islam growing more widespread and violent, gaining more and more territory and adherents, with more and more Christians slaughtered and beheaded many Christians will throw in the towel and concede, “We have been wrong. Jesus is not coming back. If the end is near, then it is the end of Christianity.”

If you are advanced in age, you probably don’t have a lot to worry about regarding Islam. It is the next generation, and the next, and the next that will suffer unspeakable atrocities and horrors. Those inhabitants of earth at that time will find comfort, peace and safety only in proportion to their submission to Jesus Christ as Lord of their lives. Even then, many will suffer martyrdom, but at least will have the hand of God to comfort and sustain them in their trials.

The handwriting is written on the wall in fiery letters. I read it long ago. Nor am I alone. Many others see clearly what I see, but we are in the extreme minority. I am but one watchman on that wall.

If preachers would just quit parroting one another, holding to the party line, so to speak, and finally allow the scriptures to say what they so plainly say, more and more of them would have to concede this present generation is NOT the generation that will witness Christ’s return to planet earth.

Again and again I have categorically stated that there is not an infant alive on earth today that can possibly live long enough to witness Christ’s return in their own lifetime. Your Bible clearly states that at the time of the end, the time immediately preceding Christ’s return every nation on earth will be followers of a great false religion, and that religion will be Islam.  Any remaining Christians at that time will be hated of ALL nations! They will be hated in America, England, Australia, Norway, Denmark, Scotland – ALL NATIONS!  They will be beheaded!  (See Matthew 24:7-11 and Revelation 20:4).

Folks, Satan’s deceptive powers are staggering. He horribly deceived the wisest man who ever lived – Solomon.  Billy Graham and Charles Stanley are not immune to his deceptive influence, neither am I, or you.  But we must allow the Word of God to say what it says and accept its message. When the Bible says, “The dead know nothing,” we must accept that as a fact.  When God told Adam and Eve, “Dust you are and to dust you shall return,” we must believe Him. He created us and He says He created us of purely chemical stuff.  We ARE physical beings.  We are a soul, which in the original Hebrew means we are “living, breathing creatures.” We have a spirit, but no scripture says our spirits are immortal and consciously aware after we die, only that our spirits return to God when we die, the spirits of all born human, saved and unsaved.

What is the purpose of a resurrection if we never really and truly die but “go to be with Jesus” the instant we breathe our last? Why resurrect a fleshly, long decayed and disintegrated physical body if one survives death in a spirit body?  Would a black person still be black?  Would a white person still be white?  Would a midget still stand but two feet tall?

This world’s inhabitants have been inundated with false concepts and religious beliefs, and, for the most part, they just will not let them go. “All these people can’t be wrong,” they argue. All what people? All these Muslims? All these atheists? All these Roman Catholics or Mormons or Baptists?

Make no mistake.  Jesus Christ IS coming back someday, but the day of His return is not as near as many have been led to believe.  Nearly two thousand years ago the apostle Paul was confronted with this issue.  Believers in Thessalonica had misconstrued something Paul had said in the first letter he had written to them and, therefore thought Jesus Christ could return at any moment.  Paul then wrote them a second letter, saying, “Now we beseech you, brethren, by (or, concerning) the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him (at THAT time – not at the moment of our death)….Let no man deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come except 1) there come a falling away first (Christians abandoning Christianity in great numbers), and 2) that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts Himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he IS God.  Remember you not that when I was with you I told you these things?  And now you know what withholds (Jesus’ return) that He might be revealed in His time” (See 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 3-6).

Notice that Paul plainly tells the Thessalonian believers that two distinct and easily recognizable events MUST occur before Jesus Christ’s return: 1) There must be a great falling away from Christianity, and 2) one who exalts himself above God must sit in the temple of God thereby showing that he himself is God!  Folks, that temple hasn’t even been built yet!  So, calm down, Jesus won’t be “breaking through the blue” before you finish reading this article.  So go ahead and buy that house or car on time.  You will have time enough to enjoy and pay for it before our Lord’s return.

Christ’s servant (Galatians 1:10),

Donald Wiley

 

What A Future!

No one born human will ever outgive God.  No spirit being existing now or that has ever existed will ever outgive God.  Our Creator, who created all things by Jesus Christ, stated clearly and unequivocally many centuries ago through His anointed prophet Isaiah: “You (members of the human family) will seek me and you will find me when you search for me with all your heart.”
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To all born human God avows, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.  You are mine.  I have bought you with a price – the shed blood of my beloved and ever obedient Son, Jesus Christ.”  No human who has ever drawn breath has ever been forgotten by God – no Chinese peasant, no aboriginal Australian, no Babylonian slave – NO ONE!  Though dealing primarily with His elect sons and daughters since Adam and Eve, still He allows that whosoever will may come to Him and have a relationship with Him.  Those cut off from him since that first pair heard His voice, those blinded and deceived by a myriad of false concepts, beliefs and religions die lost TEMPORARILY.  Their call and invitation to join the great family of God is future.  All those in the graves, all those long ago disintegrated and returned to dust, will someday hear the call to come forth from oblivion.  And they, too, will have a grand and wondrous opportunity to be redeemed, given God’s Spirit and at last granted eternal life.
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Perfected love casts out all fear – fear of disease, fear of death, fear of defeat and failure.  I view my grave in Lexington as a mere place to lie down and take my rest in deep, profound sleep.  It is a bed from which I shall someday arise.  Interred in the earth a natural, physical body, I shall arise an eternal spirit being and I shall be like Him, a life-giving spirit.  What a hope!  What a future!
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Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
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Donald Wiley

 

 

THE ATHEIST IS A FOOL

Atheists are a dime a dozen.  To name a few: Jesse Ventura, Howard Stern, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Whoopi Goldberg, Daniel Radcliffe, Lance Armstrong, Seth Macfarlane, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Jack Nicholson – and the list goes on and on.  These folks might be excused for rejecting some religion, some church denomination, various religious practices, fake faith healers and the like.  But when an intelligent, knowledgeable person categorically states, “There is no God,” well, God’s Word says such a person is a fool twice!  (See Psalm 14:1 and Psalm 53:1).

Why would God’s Word, the Bible, make such a blatant dogmatic statement?  Because creation demands a Creator!  Design demands a Designer – an intelligent, contemplative, thinking mind.

The atheist was described as a fool many centuries ago – actually thousands of years ago.  Now that one has myriads of examples that show forth the glory and supernatural mind of a Creator, such as nature films and astronomers discoveries, how much more foolish is one to deny the existence of a Creator???  How does one view the glorious beauty of a peacock’s beautiful plumage or the migratory habits of the monarch butterfly and the various migratory birds and animals and pass such off with the insane argument, “That all just happened by chance”?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?  An age old question that has but one logical answer: the chicken had to have come first.  And the only way you can have a chicken without having an egg first is that the chicken must have been created with the internal apparatus to produce an egg.

How do human and animal physical systems evolve?  Such would have to evolve simultaneously and instantaneously in order for the human or animal to survive or even exist!  The circulatory and digestive systems, the reproductive and respiratory systems, the excretory, nervous and endocrine systems could not have developed over millions of years.  How could a species survive and reproduce without such systems?  They could not.

And the fossil record?  If evolution was true, the fossil record would be replete with BILLIONS and BILLIONS of intermediate examples – an almost, but not quite elephant, a pseudo-kangaroo, etc.

To be continued…….

Christ’s servant,

Donald Wiley

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

When one is blessed and fortunate enough to reach their mid-seventies eternity looms larger and larger on the horizon.  Earth, and the things of earth, begin to recede.  If wisdom has only grazed your mind, if one has only a dollop of common sense, if serious thought only occurs in passing, still one should ask himself, or herself, am I ready to meet my Creator face-to-face?  How sure am I He will welcome me with a smile?
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I have just been re-studying the eighth chapter of Romans verse by verse, line by line, word by word.  I thank God for the miracle of the Internet as I am able to instantly bring up many different translations of that chapter.  I am able to quickly examine the Greek word for every word in that chapter.  I am able to minutely study the verb tenses.  And God rewards my industrious perusal of His sacred Word tremendously.
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Peace with God is a marvelous gift.  What a comfort it is to know that if facing sudden death in any manner you can have the consolation of knowing full well that immortality and eternal life with your heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ awaits you, that though your body disintegrates in the grave, or your cremated ashes soon mingle with the earth, you will hear the voice of your Lord and Savior cry out, “Arise and enter the joy of your Lord!”
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It’s not a pipe dream, folks.  It’s not a mere religious belief.  It is a fact as genuine as the fact that it is appointed unto all men once to die.  We shall all follow in the train of our parents and siblings.  Our turn will come, too.  And I look forward to that day when I can breathe out my last breath and open my eyes in eternity.
                                               “Who buys a minute’s mirth to wail a week
                                                  Or sells eternity to get a toy?
                                                   For one sweet grape who will the vine
                                                   destroy?”                            
                                                                       William Shakespeare
Christ’s Servant (Galatians 1:10),
Donald Wiley

ISLAM vs. CHRISTIANITY

With a rapidly growing Muslim population, Islam is projected to overtake Christianity as the world’s largest religion in a few decades, a study said.

According to Pew Research Center, Islam will be the most dominant religion in the U.S. by 2050, at which time the Muslim population in the country is expected to have doubled. And by the end of the century, Islam would be the most dominant religion in the world, LifeZette reported.

As of 2015, Muslims comprised only 24 percent of the global population. However, right now it is the fastest-growing religion worldwide.

“But while Islam is currently the world’s second-largest religion (after Christianity), it is the fastest-growing religion,” Michael Lipka of Pew Research Center wrote in an updated analysis of the study. “Indeed, if current demographic trends continue, the number of Muslims is expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of this century.”

Large populations of Muslims today are found in the Asia-Pacific region and not in the Middle East, as many people wrongly believe. The Middle East only holds about 20 percent of the global Muslim population, while the Asia-Pacific region is home to 62 percent of Muslims in the world.

These are found in Indonesia, which is the country with the biggest Muslim population, Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, India and Turkey.

In Europe, the Muslim population is also growing. Pew projects that by 2050, 10 percent of the European population will be Muslim.

Overall, the Muslim population will rise by 70 percent globally from 2015 to 2060, according to Pew’s projections.

Several factors are driving this growth. First, Muslims have more children compared to other religions. Muslim women have an average of 2.9 children, while women from other religions only have an average of 2.2 children.

Second, “Muslims are also the youngest (median age of 24 years old in 2015) of all major religious groups, seven years younger than the median age of non-Muslims.”

“As a result, a larger share of Muslims already are, or will soon be, at the point in their lives when they begin having children. This, combined with high fertility rates, will fuel Muslim population growth,” Lipka wrote.

Additionally, the migration of Muslims to other parts of the world is contributing to the increase of the Muslim population in those regions, particularly in North America and Europe.

 

Islam Taught In America’s Elementary Schools

A middle school in Chatham, New Jersey, is using a cartoon video to teach the Five Pillars of Islam to seventh-grade students, and now two parents have obtained legal services to fight the school district which has ignored their concerns.

Seventh graders in this school are taught: “May God help us all find the true faith, Islam.”

Also taught in the video is the Shahada, which is the Muslim prayer of conversion “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.”

The parents say no other religion is taught nearly to this level of detail in the “world cultures and geography” class.

The parents wanted to know who picked the curriculum, who picked the video and the accompanying PowerPoint. None of their concerns have been addressed by the school board or the superintendent.

So, the two mothers have retained legal help from the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center.

For speaking out, the moms have been attacked by members of their community.

“To me that’s not education because in order to educate you need to teach about all [religions],” said Libby Hilsenrath, one of the two mothers who is pushing back.

“Would they be comfortable teaching the doctrines of Christianity for example. Would you be comfortable in a public school to say ‘Jesus is the way and the truth and the life and no one comes to [the Father] except through me’? I don’t think so,” she said.

“I’m all in favor of teaching religion if it’s all done in the same manner and with the same depth,” added the other mother, Nancy Gayer.

The teaching is part of New Jersey’s core content standards.  America is on the same suicidal path as Europe, but it is too late to fix the problem when Islam is already embedded in our public schools!

Yet, for their common-sense objections to the video, the parents were immediately denounced by other parents and school officials as bigots, xenophobic and Islamophobic. The sensational attacks came in a newspaper op-ed, in social media, and even took the form of being ‘stared down’ at the local grocery store, they said.

“It went as far as we were ‘part of the KKK,’ which I don’t know what that has to do with this,” Hilsenrath said.

“The promotion of Islam is worse than what the mothers presented,” said Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center. “After viewing one of the videos which the seventh graders were directed to watch, I can’t imagine any objective person saying this is not Islamic indoctrination.

“Clueless school administrators across our nation are allowing this type of indoctrination to take place and it’s up to vigilant parents to stop it,” he added. “Libby and Nancy should have been praised, not pilloried.”

Concerned parents get brushed off

Hilsenrath and Gayer, with sons in different classes in the seventh grade, explained their concerns in person to the Chatham Board of Education at their Feb. 6, 2017, public meeting. Superintendent Michael LaSusa indicated that any change to the curriculum was unlikely, and the next day also refused their request to meet privately with him to discuss their concerns.

Thompson said students were shown the subtle propaganda cartoon video, “5 Pillars,” which opens with two boys, one of them a Muslim, kicking a soccer ball.

The Muslim boy teaches the non-Muslim the 5 Pillars of Islam. Then, a subtitle of bright, multi-colored words of various shapes pronounces a form of the Islamic conversion creed: “There is no god except Allah and Prophet Muhammad is His messenger.”

The cartoon ends with a sad non-Muslim boy, who suddenly smiles when the Muslim boy invites him to join him at the mosque for noon-day prayers. That is “Something the teacher can’t personally do, but does through the cartoon. Clever!” says Thompson.