Archive for March, 2008

Pretty in Pink: Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

March 31, 2008

Pretty in Pink: Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

Yesterday my friend Roger and I were blessed to visit Arlington National Cemetery and see the
John F. Kennedy memorial, Arlington House (the Robert E. Lee Memorial), Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (with the changing of the guard ceremony), and then cross the Potomac River to Washington, D.C. that is in full bloom with its Cherry Blossom Festival.

We were able to visit the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument (didn’t get to go up in it because the tickets are only available in the early morning on a first come basis), the Lincoln Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall, Three Soldiers, and everything in between, with the cherry blossoms everywhere appearing as one big pink cloud or cotton candy. (I was disgusted to see they plan on polluting the park with something for MLK).

We saw lots of Asians, heard some German, a little Italian, Spanish and Russian or something, and whatever else. Considering all the foreigners, I told Roger, “It’s a great day to be an American!” and was happy to be able to visit our historic sites that Americans have seen all our life in books and pictures or on television or in movies.

We took a break from our historic gauntlet and had coffee at Caribou’s and then ate at Potbelly Sandwich Works just on the corner from the White House. I was very pleasantly surprised we were able to eat and have a drink for under $10.00. I thought everything would cost us an arm and a leg like New York probably does.

We went to view the White House (I understand from relatives, I’m a collateral descendant of 3 American presidents, John Adams, John Q. Adams, and James Buchanan), front and back, and saw plenty of tourists, and only one protester directly in front of the White House gate with calls to impeach Bush and to learn how at some myspace.com address.

The first time I was in Washington, D.C. was to join with pro-life people protesting Bill Clinton’s inauguration where we held 4 foot posters of “Baby David” to remind folks of how gruesome abortion is and how it must end.

My Christian friend Carl and I had gotten somewhat lost and ended up very briefly in the ghetto area, rot so near the heart of our country, a black blight. Thankfully, Roger and I went through some of the nice and well kept areas en route to the sites.

This time, at least I had a chance to see some things other than the Washington Monument and the presidential motorcade (I hope my pictures turn out good), although everybody says you could spend a week alone in the Smithsonian, etc. I hope to return and have a proper tour of the White House and see much more.

May God bless America, this land that I love.

David Ben-Ariel

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Politics in the Church of God Hinders Progress

March 29, 2008

Politics in the Church of God Hinders Progress
Gerald Flurry refused to go forward with Beyond Babylon and fell backwards, treading old ground and is now going in circles, business as usual, as Europe rises and Judah and Israel have yet to be warned.

Race is not important?

March 29, 2008
Excerpts from a forum discussion on the History Channel:
That would be an ideological wish. Our government certainly cares. Why else would they make any distinctions in the census if making distinctions of race is not important?Race Matters – you can’t get all those UNEARNED extra points on your test for various employment if you’re White.

“Affirmative action” is negative against non-Blacks, and it actually hurts them too, as brave Black conservatives acknowledge, as it casts suspicion on their qualifications and diploma (giving them the benefit of the doubt that they have one and didn’t drop out of school, as government statistics indicate too many have).

College too but back to the point, a church should not.

At least according to your views, eh? Do you think a congregation should also ordain women to preach? And for the record, the Sabbath-keeping Church of God has men of every color and former creed serve in various Church positions, and women too – where God’s Word allows.

Heaven is not segregated. That should be a nice outline for the Rev Wright to preach on

Diversity Demands: Segregate Now!

Why does everybody keep calling the pastor “Rev”? Are folks so biblically ignorant they don’t know the Bible says only God’s Name is reverend? Besides, what humble man would want to be called “reverend”? And why don’t you believe Yeshua who said “the meek shall inherit the Earth”?

It’s true that the Kingdom-Family of God-Beings will be composed of folks from every color and former creed, but when we’re born again, transformed from flesh and blood to holy spirit, from human to divine, we’ll be brighter than any color, and more brilliant than folks can imagine.

Born Again and Heaven and Hell


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America abolished slavery

March 28, 2008
“Barack Obama has shown us that precious young people can be educated by the wrong people—they often are. What these young people need are strong families with a deep love for all humanity. Everything in the Bible revolves around God’s loving Family. That is what the God Family is all about. Over a hundred prophecies in your Bible say we are going to see that God Family ruling in less than a generation.

But who believes God in this evil generation? It’s our only hope. And it is more real than all the racial hatred you see in this world.

There is no question that America committed a great sin against the black race by breaking up the black family. But at least America also abolished slavery and has shown some repentance. What other nation has ever even come close to doing that? ”

The Barack Obama Tragedy – It’s Much Bigger Than Race

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God and the Gays

March 28, 2008

God and the Gays – To Be or Not to Be (Part 1)
Homosexuality…. Is it a matter of choice? Are some born that way? And if so, then how could God condemn it? Or does He? Does it make a difference?

God and the Gays – All That Glitters Isn’t Gold (Part 2)
The gay bar scene or high risk promiscuous sex… Is it so happy-go-lucky? Something so sweet and wonderful we’d “wish you were here?” Or is it actually something you wouldn’t wish upon your worst enemy?

God and the Gays – Once Gay, Always Gay? (Part 3)
Once gay always gay? How about once an adulterer always an adulterer? Better yet, once a sinner always a sinner (1 Cor. 6:11; 1 John 1:9)? WHO says so?

God and the Gays – Of Vice and Men (Part 4)
Everyone – gay or straight – has the “fire” within (1 Cor. 7:9). Some burn more than others, but it’s still there. God understands proper sexual desire and simply commands that we develop His character to control and channel it. He knows our human need to love and be loved, to touch and feel, to give of ourselves totally in a reciprocal relationship.

God and the Gays – A Time to Heal (Part 5)
God calls people from all walks of life and performs a miracle in their minds: they’re offered a fresh perspective, given a new outlook, and enabled to try a different approach (Philip. 2:5). Their former “records” aren’t held against them and they’re started out with a new attitude and identity (2 Cor. 5:17).

God and the Gays – Make Up Your Mind (Part 6)
We can make things easier or more difficult for ourselves. Either you’re totally convinced God’s way is right and worth living, or you’re not sure and continually ride the fence and risk rupture; tormenting yourself and sending out conflicting signals and confusing signs (Matt. 6:24; 7:16).

Obama on how to talk to whites

March 28, 2008
Obama on how to talk to whites
By Judith A. Klinghoffer
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This won’t go on forever

March 27, 2008

With all the crazy things going on in the world, going from bad to worse, Christians must keep the BIG PICTURE in mind or we’ll fall to pieces.

Luke 21

28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.

God knows the end from the beginning, and it’s all playing out just like we were forewarned. The seventh day Sabbath reminds us weekly that God has given mankind six days to do his own thing, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord.

The GOOD NEWS is that the seventh thousand year is soon to dawn and usher in the Wonderful World Tomorrow that Herbert W. Armstrong faithfully announced, as a minister of Jesus Christ.

All these prophetic events are signs we’re getting closer by the day, another day closer to the Kingdom of God! So hang in there, don’t give up! We’re almost there.

Come Lord Yeshua!

Born Again: The Kingdom of God!

Sneak Preview of the Kingdom of God

Kingdom of God-Beings to Rule Earth from Jerusalem!

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Should We Expel Arabs or Jews?

March 27, 2008

“It’s outrageous that a country that calls itself a democracy can put someone on trial for making a referendum,” Ben-Yakov told the press before sentencing. “A referendum is the purest form of democracy.”

Six-Month Sentence for Asking: Should We Expel Arabs or Jews?
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New South Africa – a country ruled by criminals

March 27, 2008

Regardless of your color or your creed, under black misrule it’s not safe to go anywhere.

New South Africa – a country ruled by criminals

The Barack Obama Tragedy – It’s Much Bigger Than Race

March 27, 2008

“I think most people who listen to Barack Obama believe he is sincere. But sincere people can make serious mistakes.

Barack was deserted by his father at the age of 2, when the family lived in Hawaii. It was 1963 when Barack’s father left his wife and son to attend Harvard. His education was more important to him than his family. But it should not have been.”

The Barack Obama Tragedy—It’s Much Bigger Than Race