Coming to a Neighborhood Near You…

by | Apr 11, 2016 | Best of!, Podcast | 4 comments

Islamic terrorism has become a world-wide epidemic, killing tens of thousands every year.  Americans have been mostly immune to this threat, and many feel it is not America’s problem.  But radical Islam is poised to strike at the heart of America when the timing is right.  Today, we get the latest from security expert, Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project.

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Ryan Mauro is the National Security Analyst for the Clarion Project, an educational organization focused on Islamist extremism and providing a platform for Muslim voices against it. Their films like “Obsession,” “The Third Jihad,” and “Honor Diaries” have been seen by over 50 million people.
Recent interview on Fox News:

Next, we also check in on the latest interview with the motivational millionaire and “Minister of Mush,” Joel Osteen.  What are the odds he actually said something biblical or confrontational in his interview with CBS News?
From CBS News: When asked what happens to the money taken in by the ministry (from which he does not take a salary), Osteen said, “In just big broad terms, $30 million goes to the TV effort. What’s left, it’s paying staff, it’s supporting missionaries and missions’ work, it’s just the organization of making it go. So if we bring in, you know, $90 million this year, we will spend $90 million.”
“You’ve been criticized for ‘Church lite,’ for ‘a cotton candy message,'” said Smith. “Do you feel like you’re cheating people by not telling them about the Hell part? Or repentance part?”

“No, I really don’t, because it’s a different approach,” Osteen replied. “You know, it’s not hellfire and brimstone. But I say most people are beaten down enough by life. They already feel guilty enough. They’re not doing what they should, raising their kids — you know, we can all find reasons. So I want them to come to Lakewood or our meetings and be lifted up, to say, ‘You know what? I may not be perfect, but I’m moving forward. I’m doing better.’ And I think that motivates you to do better.”

But what Joel Osteen’s really learned is the same message he preaches to others: Life can be pretty great if you keep looking up.

“You know, my dad was very, very poor,” he said. “No milk, no food, no heating in the winter. And you know what? He stepped up. And he had a big dream for his life. And look what he’s done for us. And so that’s my whole thing is, you don’t have to stay there. You gotta believe that you can rise higher.”

Article, “5 Bible Verses Joel Osteen Will Never Preach About” (Christian Post)
Revelation 21:8, But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
Mark 9:43-48,
Matthew 13:41-42,
John 8:44,
Ezekiel 18:20
1 Cor. 6:9-11, James 5:19-20, Ezekiel 3:18-20
Debating the Hijab
Faith Keepers movie from the Clarion Project
The positivity of Joel Osteen
Cotton Candy Christianity and the Gospel of Omission