Chuck Baldwin (2021)
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    America’s Churches Are Dying; Illinois Sheriffs Defying The State’s “Assault Weapons” Ban; Davos Attendees; Israel Is An Apartheid State

    Published: Thursday, January 19, 2023

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    There is much news worthy of discussion this week. In today's column, I have chosen four items to share with readers. 

    America’s Churches Are Dying

    I have written much on this topic in past columns. Here is a most recent report confirming the fact that America’s institutional churches are rapidly dying.

    A recent study examining the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns on church attendance in the U.S. has revealed that the pandemic "resulted in an overall depression of religious participation" as approximately a third of Americans have stopped attending religious services. [Emphasis added.]

    Virtually everything about the condition of our country and churches is due to the demise of true New Covenant teaching and preaching from America’s pulpits. The advent of Christian Zionism at the beginning of the 20th century and the advent of the Prosperity Gospel and Church Growth movements of the mid-20th century have all but destroyed historic New Testament Christianity in America.

    The signs are ubiquitous: God is judging America’s apostate churches—and as a result of the Church’s apostasy, God is judging America itself, because from America’s inception, the cultural, societal, economic, educational and governmental blessings on this nation have been directly connected to God’s spiritual blessings on the Church.

    When the Church collapses, it takes the country down with it, which is exactly what it’s doing.

    Illinois Sheriffs Are Defying The State’s “Assault Weapons” Ban

    As potential legal fights percolate over Illinois’ new assault weapons ban, law enforcement officials in several counties have said that their departments will not enforce provisions of the bill that require existing weapons to be registered with the State Police.

    Their arguments center around their stance that the bill which makes it illegal for Illinois residents to purchase, transfer or manufacture assault weapons and extended magazines, violates the Second Amendment.

    McHenry County Sheriff Robb Tadelman was one of numerous law enforcement officials throughout the state who shared messages on social media in the aftermath of the bill’s passage.  

    “Neither myself nor my office will be checking to ensure that lawful gun owners register their weapons with the state, nor will we be arresting or housing law abiding individuals that have been charged solely with non-compliance with this act,” he said.

    (Source)

    Some reports are saying that over 70 counties in the State are refusing to enforce the draconian Police State measure.

    Surely SCOTUS will strike down Illinois’ Stalinesque gun ban, but in the meantime, freedomists in The Prairie State must give serious consideration to whether they will 1) Remain in the State and determine to fight—and I mean FIGHT—the attempted communist takeover of their State by the Marxist radicals in Chicago or 2) Leave the State for one that allows citizens to live free.

    The same is true for freedom lovers in states from California to New York. Actually, I think millions have already made that decision, which is why the heavily gun-controlled states are seeing so many of their citizens exit their states.

    Davos Attendees

    Here is a short list of the attendees of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: the global gathering of would-be world dictators from among the rich and famous who meet annually to try and figure out ways to enslave the planet—and further enrich themselves. I’ll stick with U.S. participants.

    Jo Ann Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, AARP

    Peter Zaffino, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AIG

    Andy Jassy, Chief Executive Officer, Amazon

    Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

    Michel Doukeris, Chief Executive Officer, Anheuser-Busch

    Ian Phillips, Vice-President, Associated Press

    David Fredrickson, Executive Vice-President, AstraZeneca

    Sara Goo, Editor-in-Chief, Axios

    Katy Knox, President, Bank of America

    Mark Suzman, Chief Executive Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

    Peter T. Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg

    Giovanni Caforio, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb

    David MacLennan, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Cargill

    David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Carlyle

    William Owens, Executive Producer, CBS News

    Michael K. Wirth, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron

    K.C. Sullivan, President, CNBC

    Julia Chatterley, Anchor, CNN

    Almar Latour, Chief Executive Officer, Publisher, Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company

    Christopher Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Maria Bartiromo, Anchor and Global Markets Editor, Fox Business Network

    David Solomon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs

    Thomas Kurian, Chief Executive Officer, Google

    Jonathan Reckford, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity

    Antonio Neri, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Arvind Krishna, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IBM

    James Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    L. Rafael Reif, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Merit Janow, Chairman, Mastercard

    Satya Nadella, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft

    James Gorman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley

    Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group

    Meredith Kopit Levien, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Times

    Lynn Martin, President, NYSE

    Dan Schulman, President and Chief Executive Officer, PayPal

    Ramon Laguarta, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo

    Angela Hwang, Group President, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group, Pfizer

    James Quincey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

    Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh, Senior Special Envoy, North America, The Jewish Agency

    Jessica Sibley, Chief Executive Officer, TIME

    Alfred Kelly Jr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Visa

    Judith McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart International

    Sally Buzbee, Executive Editor, Washington Post

    I had to stop somewhere, but you get the idea.

    Oh! I almost forgot:

    Ukraine’s first lady [Olena Zelenska] on Tuesday pressed world leaders and corporate executives at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering to do more to help her country.

    (Source)

    Israel Is An Apartheid State 

    The facade is falling away, and the Israeli regime is revealing to the world a hard truth: that its very foundation is inherently antithetical to democracy.

    How else can one describe an entity that was built on the ethnic cleansing of other people and implements an apartheid regime? How else can one describe a regime that keeps an entire group of people under lock and key? How else can one describe a regime whose founding laws enshrine supremacy for one group of citizens over another?

    If Netanyahu’s far-right government were to fall tomorrow, none of this would change. In fact, the “pro-democracy” protesters do not want it to change. That is because they want to preserve Jewish supremacy and Israeli apartheid from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea more than anything else.

    (Source)

    The greatest threat to America’s liberties is not from Russia or China or North Korea or Iran. The greatest threat to America’s liberties is from Christian Zionists within our own country. The false doctrines of Scofield Futurism have turned the vast majority of evangelical churches into pernicious purveyors of oppression and servitude.

    No wonder America’s churches are dying.

    P.S. Today, I am introducing my latest Prophecy Message DVD. This is Prophecy Message Number 12 and is taken from Revelation Chapter Eight. The message is titled The Seventh Seal And First Four Trumpets: The Siege – Part One – God’s Vengeance Unleashed. 

    As I have repeatedly shown, most of the Book of Revelation is the account of Jerusalem's destruction by the Roman armies in 70 AD. Chapters 8 and 9 show the details of the Roman siege against Jerusalem.

    This message is taken from Revelation Chapter 8 and details the first half of the siege. It is a horrific scene. As the title of the message states, this is the day when God's vengeance was unleashed upon Jerusalem.

    Chapter 8 opens the Seventh Seal of judgment and the sounding of the first four Trumpets. The opening of the Seventh Seal answers the prayers of the saints under the altar in Chapter 6.

    In this message, I show how Israel had become spiritual Egypt and, therefore, partook of Egypt's woes—thus the similarity between Egypt's judgment and Jerusalem’s.

    I also show how this chapter fulfills Jesus’ prophecy of Jerusalem’s destruction when He cursed the fig tree in Matthew 21. 

    Find my newest Prophecy Message entitled The Seventh Seal And First Four Trumpets: The Siege – Part One – God’s Vengeance Unleashed here.

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