Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Victory for 'free speech'

“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:”
2 Thessalonians 3:1
 
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same”
Ronald Reagan
 
“I will fight for my Country and die for my faith” Ruben Israel
 
After an interview with our lawyer last Tuesday, he believes our ‘free speech’ win from Dearborn in the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will be used in many free speech cases. 
 
 We are waiting to see what the city of Dearborn will do. Most likely, we predict they will bow out quietly and pay us 1 (one) dollar for their wrong doing. We demanded the ‘pig-head’ get 5 bucks but that was rejected. 
 
   I am thankful the Lord used our group to protect and maintain our First Amendment in America.
 
And I say to our many critics, if arrested one day for preaching Jesus, you may use our case to defend your free speech. Anyone wishes to read the legal arguments and why the judges ruled in our favor, click the link below
 
Remember, Paul before courts argued his Roman citizen and he also ‘appealed’ his arrest to Ceaser for justice as per Acts 21:37-40; 25:8-11
 
Countless men in the Bible were jailed and in prison for preaching what God said. Most of that New Testament was written behind bars and we are exhorted often not to be ashamed of his ‘bonds’ IF your Christianity has never got you arrested or standing before judges, you may need to check what you have been preaching.
 
Then again, based on what gets preached these days, me thinketh not many will taste of getting arrested for the sake of the gospel.
 
I cannot remember all the times I have been arrested for preaching Jesus in public. All I can say is, I’ve been arrested more than once and less than ten thousand times. 
 
 Many of those times in the 1980’s and 1990’s where we had no free speech lawyers many of you have today. No Bible study, seminar, revival meeting or Christian college can prepare you for sitting in a cell for your faith. 
 
 I hope you can experience the Bible one day in that manner. Taste and see, it’s beyond a black book with gold trim and red letters, it is good.
 
“And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear”
Philippians 1:14
 
 
STRUCTURES ARE BREAKING
 
Our Capital is under construction literally https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4-Po181JaE
 
 
NEED TO SEE A VISUAL OF JUDE 23
 
“And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh”
 
 
MAIL CALL:
 
As many of you I received 100’s of emails and some I do reply. So here’s a chance to get to know me and what I think personally.
 
I get questioned daily on many topics and when someone asks me something, I give them my take on that subject. Not sending them to a web site, a link to a blog, or books about the Bible or what a certain Church believes. You ask me, you get my response.
 
So here are a few emails that you may be interested in reading:
 
“Ruben I have watched many of your videos and heard you preach politics at certain venues. I think you are wrong, I am a King James only Baptist and I only preach scripture as you should do. My signs are all scripture and I do not get involved with current affairs and politics. Gospel only, and I recommend you do the same. I do not wear undershirts with biblical saying, when I open air I preach it is done with a shirt and tie. Appearance is everything and I find your appearance appalling. You seem to influence many Baptist and every time I bring up your name at certain gatherings, there is an argument and division. I believe in the sinners prayer and I promote Chick tracts. I pray you return to the old paths. “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.” Jeremiah 6:16 King James Version 1611 Henry"
 
 
REPLY:
 Thank you Henry for your concern and yes I do preach politics at certain events because you should know that King James Bible has 3 books you may need to read. 1Kings 2Kings and Judges.
 
I hate to break the news but if God did not want us involved in politics those books would not be IN OUR Holy Bible. The book of Revelation is also filled with world politics, John must not have been inspired by your standard. We have countless examples of men of God rebuking kings and leaders and even prophesying against nations.
 
As a Baptist you should know that John the Baptist rebuked the king and was jailed for doing so. Me thinketh you would have told the Baptist, that he deserved to be in jail.
 
We are not limited to the Gospel, that is the remedy but first we must point out WHY they need to repent and believe. As you said, I do preach politics, at certain events. If the occasion fits, I will preach a tailored message.
 
If I am preaching against a homosexual parade, I will preach against the sin of sodomy. If I am preaching outside a religious event, I will preach against certain doctrine. If I am preaching at a sporting venue, I will not preach about politics nor abortion.
 
There is much said in our Bible on having a blessed nation and a cursed nation, these truths should be proclaimed at a particular time. I have stood outside the White House and preaches against Presidents for decades. Do you believe that is wrong?
 
Many people today believe the gospel. Catholics, Mormons, JWers, SDA, even Muslims believe Jesus rose from the dead on the third day.
 
So if I just reached the Gospel, most people would walk away agreeing what I said. So I must expose why they don’t believe the God of the Bible.
 
If all we are to preach is scripture, Jesus failed. He spoke more parables than scripture and when He did speak scripture he merged two sometimes three verses together. And most verses He quoted, were not verbatim.
 
YOU would have had issues with Jesus.
 
If all we are to preach is scripture, Stephen in the book of Acts failed. He gave a history lesson of the children of Israel and ended saying
“Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye”
 
You would have had issues with Stephen for not mentioning the gospel or love once. His outdoor sermon was filled with judging and name calling. Stephen failed.
 
If all we are to preach is scripture, Paul failed. On Mars Hill, he never recited the Frist and Second of the 10 Commandments regarding false gods and idolatry. Rather, he quoted from their writers. Not much scripture used, Paul failed. I can go on and on, the only ones that would agree with you, would be the Pharisees.
 
We are told to ‘PREACH THE WORD’ and those three words gives me license to preach within those 66 books, with countless of topics and examples that you may find offensive. I do stay on the old path.
 
Regarding those T-shirts, you deem ungodly. I have been wearing Christian shirts since the early 1980’s as per Proverbs 3:6;
 “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”
 
 I was inspired from that verse and have been used of God to make those shirts very common today among open air preachers.
 
Shirt and tie does not make Christianity, if so Mormons and JWers would be very good Christians. As a Baptist, I am surprised at you, because John the Baptist would have not fit your standard of attire. His dress would not allowed him in most Baptist Churches, let alone a slot at the pulpit today.
 
I have not strayed off the old path, as I have more in common with John the Baptist than you do.
 
I do read from the King James version but that is NOT salvation pending, just because you read the KJV does not make you understand God.
 
Must I remind you that Mormons read from the KJV and we know they have error. Also, you did not quote from the 1611 version. I do have a copy of that 1611 in my dinning room and most King James only readers would have difficulty reading that 1611 version.
 
Glad to hear about divisions when I name is mentioned, as many issues could be resolved if asked rather than believing slander and lies. So divisions must be, since things are not resolved properly. Hope this clarifies some misunderstandings, if not perhaps you need to get dunked into water again.
 
ANOTHER EMAIL:
 
‘Brother Ruben I have a couple questions regarding Jesus on the cross and would like your input. The thief on the cross was told he would be in paradise. So can a person live in sin and repent on their death bed? The second question is when Jesus said “Father forgive them they know not what they do” Why don’t you preach that today instead of hellfire? I do enjoy your YouTube channel as you have encouraged me to boldness. Brother James’
 
My reply:
Thank You James for your questions. You ask me, you get my answer, not a link to a blog, a website, books, commentaries or Church doctrine. You get my take on those verses mentioned.
 
No need to know Greek and Hebrew as I believe our good old king James will answer and define what we need to comprehend in our language. I do believe that sinners can repent and get saved, even on their death bed. However they will lack never serving God this side of heaven. That would be like getting married to someone you love but never having a relationship with your spouse.
 
That would be like purchasing a new car and never sitting in it or driving it. Who would want to purchase a house and never enjoy it?
 
What joy we have to serve the Lord this side of heaven and THAT is what those death-bed converts will miss.
 
Now I do question many who think they found a loop-hole with God and they will sin like the devil and believe God must honor that death bed conversation or prayer. I question God will honor such, He is NOT fooled. I believe the thief on the cross never said he will steal all his life and cry out to God before he dies.
 
That time with Jesus might have been his only time to repent and he took it. Unlike a sinner today who says he will sin and repent before death. I doubt God will hear that prayer.
 
Regarding your second question, “Father forgive them they know not what they do” I do believe that those words were for that time and not for today. At least in America, where we are fat with the gospel, with Bibles and Churches everywhere, we need a harder message.
 
Too much is given, much is required. It appears that was said to the Roman soldiers and not to everyone watching or those who had Him crucified. I believe today Jesus would say to many ‘Father DON’T FORGIVE THEM, they know exactly what they are doing’
My 2 cent and keep the change
 
 
ANOTHER EMAIL
 
“brother ruben, i do not want to be unequally yoked. so i have a question and would love your answer. i am a 26 year old christian man who is a virgin. not that i kept women away, i just never considered myself attracted like most guys i know. i am shy around women but i am very active in my church. i met this 29 year old christian girl there, that got saved about 6 months ago and loves the lord, we read the scriptures together and text each other. she met my family and know her testimony. this is where i need your counsel, she has a bit of a testimony, she has never been married. but she has two children from two different guys, she has confessed that she has had abortions in her past. the lord delivered her from drugs and alcohol but she still smokes. she says smoking is not a sin so she will not stop. she had also been involved with other girls too but that was the past. i have seen her old pictures and she was hardcore before the lord changed her. maybe you even preached to her with the places you go(ha-ha). she loves the lord and believes we should get married soon. i never had these problems as I grew up in church with a baptist family and have not left the that church. i like hymns, she likes christian rock. i think tv is bad she wants to go to the movies. i believe god hates sin, she says god is love. i read from the kjv she likes the niv. my parents are worried so itold them i would ask you because i respect you as an older brother. what would you recommend i do?? in christ your bro luke”
 
My reply:
 Thank you for seeking counsel Luke and I am humbled you wanted my opinion. First let me clarify something regarding that ‘yoke up’ verse you used;
 
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
 
Did you know that verse is not referring to marriage? The entire chapter of 2 Corinthians NEVER mentions the word ‘marriage’ as it is in context to other religions not husbands and wives, that is if context means anything.
 
I say that because we do not need a Bible verse to tell us not to marry someone who does not have the same faith in the God of the Bible.
 
That should be natural to figure out. Do we need a verse that reminds you to breath or you do it naturally? There are things we should know not to do.
 
As your older brother, I would not get involved with her, it appears she has way much tooo much baggage and she is only a believer for 6 months.
 
I do believe God can change people, but it is people I do not trust. Trust God Luke, don’t tempt Him. She may seem like she is the one but it is way too early at this point. You may not have much experience with females so don’t take this relationship as God sent. It appears that you are an asset to her, not her to you. You mention she has met your family but nothing was said about her family, is there a reason?
 
Meeting her family does mean something, because you not only marry her, but you get her family for life.
 
Speaking of such, does she speak to those two men who got her pregnant or are they not in their lives?
 
Married to this woman you get to be an instant dad, with other men coming to visit and that maybe issues, big issues. Raising someone’s children can be problems in the future and having her much baggage before Christ can be difficulties for everyone.
 
Luke do not be fooled by a nice smile, a sweet voice, a nice looking girl, marriage is beyond that and I do not believe she is ready. I wonder how many other men she has tried to marry her and how many other men her children have seen her with. Think that will not impact them one day?
 
With all her baggage of drugs and alcohol, what will she do if the pressures of motherhood and life comes out to play. She is ripe for disaster and her baggage will be burdensome.
 
It appears you have saved yourself for marriage, don’t cash in with this one. Continue to wait and if you still believe she is the one. I say give her at least two years to build godly character, rather than charm. Lastly, if you live at home, honor your parents.
 
 
ANOTHER EMAIL:
 
“Brother Ruben I have a question that I am embarrassed to discuss with anyone but you seem to be direct and do not hesitate with a response. I believe I need that. My wife and I are married for 15 years but she came to the Lord with baggage. She had been raped as a teenager, not once but twice within a year. She says she was drinking and should not have been there that night. As you know sin may be forgiven and under the blood but the ramification of past sin may continue like cancer. Sex with us has stopped for two years now and I am tempted to watch porn. We have talked but she is cold and touching her is painful. I am trying to be sensitive but I do love her, she is stunning and gorgeous but we are nothing more than roommates. She wants no kissing, holding hands or touching. On the outside we appear to be very normal, we go to Church, have a nice home, both work, one child who brings joy to us, but things are not normal in bed. Please advise me before I give into my flesh.”
 
My response:
 I trust you have talked about this to each other, lest you become bitter and get involved in sin. There is no simple cure for this, prayer, casting out demons, counselling sessions are useless without her involvement of wanting help.
 
Marriage is NOT a 50%-50% deal because the second one of you goes over the 50% mark you can get resentful. Marriage is 100% from both of you.
 
It appears past sin is present in you home, not that she wants to get raped but that demon has returned or maybe never left. She may feel that sex any sex is dirty and shameful. Lies but what do you expect, the devil is a lair, we should expect this.
 
I don’t know what Church you attain but some Churches do not believe in deliverance, only prayer. You may want to find one and expect her not to attend.
 
This is not news, many women who have had abortion before salvation live in a depressed state and those who claimed to be a believer and aborted their baby, will really live in a gray dispirited world.
 
Sometimes a simple trip to McDonalds and seeing a family eating together may trigger that memory and toss her into depression. No telling what opened her up to feeling that sex needs to stop, maybe something she seen or someone she talked with but those demons are back.
 
DO NOT cats out unless the body is filled or there will be more returning.
 
My advice is stay strong in Christ and find a Church that does deliverance. I believe it is demonic and should be handled in a spiritual matter.
Please call me if needed (***) ***-****
 
 
LAST QUESTION:
 
“Brother Ruben I have a question about my Pastor, after every service he says ‘Jesus wants you just as you are, come to him.’ I don’t feel this is right, I even spoke with him and he told me that Jesus was a friend to sinners, so he also wants to be their friend. Should I find another Church?”
 
Reply;
Forget your feelings, what does your Bible say on that matter?
 
Regarding the ‘Jesus wants you just as you are’ that statement can be refuted with one word.
 ‘Repent.’
 IF God wanted us as is, why would we need to repent?
 
Repent is a change of mind, heart and lifestyle, does that seem like Jesus wants you just as you are?
 
Repentance was preached in the Old Testament, New Testament and the book of Acts. So consistency is found with that one word, except of course in the local Church.
 
Why would we need to be ‘born again’ if we were wanted as is?
 
The Bible reads ‘repent and believe’ however that minister (like others) say ‘believe and repent later.’
 
That is not the order of appearance.
 
Repent and believe is the sequence given. Regarding your second point, Yes the words ‘friends of sinners’ is found in the Bible (Matthew 11:19) but those words were said about Jesus not from Jesus and that does matter. I believe James 4:4 speaks of being friends with sinners; “
 
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God"
 
Is that a reason to leave?
 No, I don’t think so, just meet with him and share those verses I gave you. Pray that he would modify his position.