The tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has generated a huge amount of traffic to this site, not surprisingly, as Christian people are looking for answers in response to the issue of gun control and the Second Amendment. The predictable response to the tragedy is an overarching push by radical, far-Left elements in society and government to ram through draconian gun control and registration schemes, to even calls to repeal the Second Amendment.
The times are not unlike the Clinton era and the run-up to the Millennium. Y2K hysteria was rampant and countless alarmists and fear hustlers had many whipped into a state of irrational worry. I remember it well and was fortunate to be involved in aiding a much needed counter to the extremes of those times. Self-defense and Second Amendment issues were one subject I was involved in.
The reason why this site has seen such a resurgence in search engine generated traffic? Many of the resources generated during those radical times during the Clinton years still remain on this site and are turning up in search engine results. Questions like "a Christian response to gun control," "a biblical perspective towards gun control," and, "biblical basis for gun ownership." Serious minded Evangelical Christians are obviously out looking for credible answers to these questions from valid informational sources. My friends and I are honored to once again be equipped to answer the call.
In recent weeks I have gone back through my Second Amendment area to restore dead research links and update the site to prepare for current trends. As the Spirit-filled, Book of Acts Church in America is engaged in their clear latter days mission and purposethe heralding of the Gospel to this nation and worldit is imperative we do all we can to maintain Americas unique heritage and identity as the adversary seeks to muzzle and hobble that. In these resources, I believe you will find, as I have, more direction today for the way forward. May we have, and move, with a sense of urgency in evangelism, in 2014 and beyond.
In the future, stop by again for a moment as you fight to win within the new conflicts facing the Spirit-filled Church and America, to perhaps find some strength and hope in the midst of the storm. I hope this site will become a place for the heavy-weights who are serving on the front-lines of the American spiritual arena to gather, those Christian people in America who seek to be a solution to these many problems and not part of them. Keep stopping by every once in a while to check for something new. It changes a lot.
My Deepest Regards. The Honor is to Serve.
Remember, today if you are in a time of peace and strength and free from the battle, reach down, help up and defend someone who is weaker. If you are in a time of weakness, and the battle weighs heavy on your perimeter with victory or escape no where in sight, then... still never surrender!
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat." ~ Theodore Roosevelt "Citizenship in a Republic," Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910
~ God Bless This Nation! ~
The American Rewakening project at Salem the Soldier's Homepage. Throwing gasoline on the fires of a Holy Spirit
revitalization in American Christian culture, in the wake of the War on Islamic terror.
05 January, 2005
Salem the Soldier's Homepage comprehensive response from a Biblical perspective to the
Islamic extremist's attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
03 October, 2001
How To Know God
the artwork from
"Setting the Captives Free" and other selected murals.
·Supporting The Men Of God: FAILING At The Ministry Of Aaron And Hur·
...Saints, likewise, we are in such a critical hour. Yes, I am fully aware of the vital need for robust, Biblically sound apologetics, especially at this time in history. Yes, we are always to "earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." (Jude 1:3) Yes, the apostasy (II Thessalonians 2:3) and heresy is almost smothering. Point taken.
But, "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted." (Galatians 6:1) If pastors and teachers, in spiritual fatigue, are succumbing to the wicked pressures of these times to bow to compromise and conformity, how much more are we in danger? Friends, these are fallible men, susceptible to the same weaknesses as you and I, and all walking around with a big target on their backs because of their critical position in God's economy. [Personal Commentary]
07 June, 2012
·"Denied, Disrupted, and Diverted"·
A very basic military tactical doctrine is the diversion. If you can divert and detour your enemy's attention and resources off mission from their objectives - their victory and your defeat - whether immediately or long term, it strengthens and gives you cover to attack them from another angle. Satan has become adept at this in American Evangelical Christian culture in recent decades. Now, frankly, we have been outflanked...." [Personal Commentary]
10 December, 2010
·"Holden in the Gap"·
"As Evangelical Christians we don't believe the Koran was inspired or holy, and therefore not the Word of God. Jesus' final words on the cross were "It is finished" (John 19:30), the work of man's redemption completed, and "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:12), thus the individual avoiding an eternity separated from God by only submitting to His singular plan of salvation. ... Right nowright now, as we sit here, the eyes of the world are on America through global media, watching to see how issues like the Ground Zero Mosque, the proposed burning of the Korans at the Dove World Outreach Center, or the Islamic Center of the Temecula Valley debate plays out. This is indeed a "golden Gospel opportunity," as Holden stated, on many different levels. May we seize this day!...."[Personal Commentary]
11 Sept, 2010
Holden in the Gap II - Off Mission
11 October, 2010, personal lecture notes for Evangelism and
World Religions class at Veritas Evangelical Seminary
11 Oct, 2010
·"A Rear-guard Action."·
"Any other method or effort to stop the spread of political, expantionist Islam in America, whether the growth of Muslim "enclaves," Shariah law and the development of "parallel Islamic societies," or the building of the Cordoba Mosque at Ground Zero, will simply be ineffective. They will build that mosque at Ground Zero, regardless of national protest, and what if they don't? They'll just build fifty more someplace else. Does anybody have any real credible ideas to halt the spread of this hostile ideology? I just read another article, one of thousands like them, bluntly titled "Islam Must Be Stopped In America." Seriously? In today's crippling PC socio-political environment?...."[Personal Commentary]
28 July, 2010
·ISLAMIC ECONOMICS AND THE FINAL JIHAD - The Muslim Brotherhood
to the Leftist/Marxist - Islamist Alliance·
"...In the early months of 2006 as the news of the Dubai Ports World (DPW) (a maritime company controlled by the UAE government) acquisition of Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) and their subsequent control of 24 terminals at six major U.S. ports broke from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a fire storm of controversy broke nationally. The detractor's response was attacked as â€śxenophobic hysteria,â€ť bigotry, and racism against Arabs (snarl words usually employed by the radical left against their hapless targets), by free market proponents, yet the majority of Americans, their sons and daughter at war with Islamic terrorism, instinctively sensed a threat. Few were able to clearly articulate why.
That threat no longer remains veiled. David J. Jonsson, author of "The Clash of Ideologieshe Making of the Christian and Islamic Worlds" has thoroughly and meticulously exposed the threat in his newest work, 'ISLAMIC ECONOMICS AND THE FINAL JIHAD - The Muslim Brotherhood to the Leftist/Marxist - Islamist Alliance.'" [Personal Review]
28 April, 2007
·"The Rain is Falling..."·
Watching the recent online release of the movie "IRANIUM" elicited a personal response I am usually not inclined to. The documentary was secular, level-headed, well-researched, void of hysterical and alarmist rhetoric, and laid out long established facts known about the Iranian nuclear weapons program. My own post-9/11 ten year slog through ancient and modern Middle East and Islamic history, along with a daily review of carefully chosen open source information, found nothing exaggerated in the comments and observations of the experts consulted.
Like most secular documentaries, "expert's" position papers, and Western government's statements over the last decade, though, there were few credible suggestions offered in response to this tangible threat, at least little the West seems capable of at this point. Most solutions are little more than magical thinking; positions qualified with "perhaps" and "maybes" as the comprehension of the peril becomes more real. It was this timidity of moral certainty and vision that led to the undeterred and irreversible red line crossing of the Iranian Bushehr reactor being brought online in August of 2010. ...
So, the response in light of this movie's magnification of the reality of Iran's aims for their continued bid to enter the global "nuclear club?"
Not for me. For people.
Then I thought, "the rain is falling," and thought of Noah.[Personal Commentary]
25 March, 2011
·"Allies - Standing With Israel In The Coming Storm"·
"...Professor Daniel Pipes' recent analysis, "Israeli Jets vs. Iranian Nukes," in response to the Whitney Raas and Austin Long's (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) paper, "Osirak Redux? Assessing Israeli Capabilities to Destroy Iranian Nuclear Facilities," is yet again another harbinger of the impending clash between Iran and the West. Professor Pipes postulates that the widest possible dissemination of this paper could deter Iran from proceeding with its nuclear weapons program.
Although that proposition is laudable, it is not probable....[Personal
17 June, 2007
The Harvest Crusades
Harvest Christian Fellowship ~ Online
I believe that the Christian men and women of American Police work
are, more than anyone else in the Born Again, Spirit filled Church, on the
point in dealing with the corruption and despair of American society, and
that being so, are critical players in the ongoing, daily outreach
to this society by the Spirit of God.
No, I'm not in law enforcement. But be advised, I am
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"Instead of praying for just a few more republicans
in Congress or a republican President to bring about salvation by laws,
Christians should be praying that God will send revival. Only He can save
us. So saith the Scripture." ~ Tom Pardue Sr. LtCol. U.S. ARMY (retired)
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the
populace alarmedand thus clamorous to be led to safetyby menacing
it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." ~ H.L. Mencken
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to
get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about
repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle
for independence." ~ Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948)
"Conservatism is not in trouble - the Republican Party is.
Too many of its leaders at the ballot box or
in its conservative journals have lost sight of the blindingly obvious: Ronald Reagan was not just a winning
personality whose time has come and gone. He was in fact the living embodiment of a set of timeless principles
that are not only the gravity of this political world we live in but its oxygen as well. To borrow
his once famous query: If not now, when? If not us, who?" ~ Jeffrey Lord
"You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity."Robert A. Heinlein, The Green Hills of Earth
"All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war." ~ Billy Beck, August 2009.
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