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Dr. Melvin L. Johnson is the pastor of the Heart of Christ Community Church in Brazoria, TX. and is the author of the books Overcoming Racism Through the Gospel and From Heaven to You.
Posted 1/9/13 at 11:18 PM | Dr. Melvin Johnson
Is America Safe When the National Press Becomes the Propaganda Machine for A Political Party?
We came back with the resolve that we as Americans could not be broken, and our enemies both foreign and domestic began to pay a horrible price. We even reflected a sense of unity (for a brief moment of time). Many can still recall that day that practically the entire U.S. Congress—democrat, Republican, Independent, etc., stood out front on the steps of the Capitol Building and sang “God Bless America!” Even to this day, we have been determined to push back any and all of those who have sought to destroy us. That crisis, like all others passed and like those in the future would hopefully do the same. FULL POST
Posted 10/2/12 at 11:56 PM | Dr. Melvin Johnson
“… come out from among them and be ye separate…”
2 Corinthians 6:17
"We are not here to endorse the Republican Party… we are not here to endorse a presidential candidate… we are not here to endorse any party, whether it be libertarian or constitutional, or any conservative… we are rather here to say to Christians and believing Jews all across America that the Democrat party has demonstrated itself to be so antithetical, so immitigable to the values we hold so dear, that it is time for us to call for a mass exodus of Christians and Jews… black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Philippino, … to come out of the Democratic party! It has turned its back on us! It is time we turned our backs on it! That is why we are here!"
Bishop Earl Jackson
Chairman, Exodus Now
It is neither speculation nor conjecture, the Democratic Party bears an extreme hatred for God and Christianity to the extent that they are no longer afraid nor ashamed to make their ideology known to the public, including those who have devoted their lives to the furtherance of the ideas and principles supposedly embedded within the party’s platform. Unfortunately, under the leadership of President Barack Hussein Obama, many have awakened to the most shocking reality one who claims to be a Christian could ever face: the effort to remove God from their party’s platform! The political force that individuals believed to be operating “in God’s will” to help the poor, stand for justice, and see everyone as equals has turned out to be anti-God and antichrist! FULL POST
Posted 9/21/12 at 7:37 PM | Dr. Melvin Johnson
Labor Unions At Heart of Destabilizing Regimes
As the world watches the crumbling and disintegration of practically every aspect of the rule of law throughout the Middle East and portions of the western world, it is important for us to remember how we got ourselves in this predicament in the first place! In spite of the media now showing mass mobs of violence being enacted by violent Muslim extremists, please recall that the beginning of each of these outbreaks were not started by the religious leaders, but by community organizers supported primarily by the labor unions and government workers movements, up to and including groups and organizations from the United States! The MENA Solidarity Network (Middle East and North Africa Workers Network) is foremost in leading the uprisings, but can never co-exist with the militant extremist groups such as al-Qaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood. (Recall that it was the Muslim Brotherhood that was responsible for the assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat for his effforts for peace with Israel).
Before these events, Libya's Muammar Gaddafi had accepted responsibility for the passenger plane bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. The process of settling with the victims' families was well under way and the president of this stable nation had relinquished his chemical weapon arsenal to the United States as a means to began the journey to better relations. Just as notable, Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt brought certain stability to that nation. The peace that existed between Egypt and Israel benefitted the world in innumerable terms. Tourism for two of the world's most remarkable cultures flourished, and people of various faiths (including Christianity) flourished under his rule. The same can be said, on the most part, for other Muslim nations where the president, king or dictator wielded a very strong hand of military or political might in order to maintain power.
In spite of what was seen by many extremely cruel men, we must always look at other parts of the world through the context of the culture they live in. As we can see, with the removal of Gaddafi and Mubarak how quickly all forms of law and order deteriorated and completely vanished, including the murders of Coptic Christians and the burning of the churches and the brutal assassination of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, and the three other embassy employee. Today, the world is ablaze! Again, how did this start?
Within each of the nations undergoing the Arab Spring revolution today, there was always a group of iindividuals who worked within the lower classes of the cultures, pushing them to resist the authorities in power. Sound familiar? Beneath the movement lurking within its shadows were the actual radical militant Islamists like the Muslim Brotherhood who are now beginning to surge to the front of the mobs and seizing control of the governments.
The initial unrest, known as the “Arab Spring” was highly touted and praised by our news media, political class and many others as a great and wonderful event. The joy of seeing democracy being birthed in a part of the world where the dictator ruled with an iron fist was overwhelmingly seen as being a significant credit to the Obama administration resume; unfortunately, democracies cannot ever be solely based upon majority rule—especially when the majority’s moral, cultural and spiritual makeup includes death and violence! The majority rule of in a nation bearing the wrong ideology has proven to be the most destructive force humanity could ever produce (i.e. NAZI Germany, the Soviet Union, Iraq and Saddam Hussein, Iran with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, etc.)!
The MENA Solidarity Network in the Islamic nations and regions mirror the same groups found in the western nations. Even a casual tour through the web sight illustrates how connected these protesters in even in the most repressive of governments are to the global unionization movement. FULL POST
Posted 9/7/12 at 9:56 PM | Dr. Melvin Johnson
The Democratic Party Shakes A Fist of Defiance in God's Face!
America, you have most recently witnessed, if not the virtual essence, at least a significant portion of one of the most prominent political force in the history of the world publicly declare that God has no part in their business! Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte booed, jeered and shook their fists when the chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, declared that an amendment to the party’s platform that restored a mention of God had been adopted. Even before the event, many had been made aware that the party leadership had already decided to remove the name of God from the party platform, take out the language recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and exclude the language defining certain Palestinian militant groups as terrorist organizations- all of this done with the knowledge and approval of President Barack Obama- a man who has shown no fear in his flagrant and open rebellion to traditional Biblical principles.
In Psalm 2, the question is asked...
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
These verses simply state that it is wasteful and foolish for one to seek freedom from God through rebellion and sheer defiance. A person who considers himself to be a servant of God cannot effectively work in the diligent labor of preparing himself and others for His coming kingdom while on the other hand, opposing the mission and work the Lord has purposed. On two distinct occasions in the Bible, the prophets of God brought the people who called themselves the children of God ultimate moments of truth, where they were challenged to decide whether they were truly believers or false worshippers. The first incident is recorded in Exodus 32: 26 after the children of Israel turned away from God, and fashioned for themselves a golden calf to worship. When Moses returned from receiving the Ten Commandments from God, he found the camp embroiled in idolatry and sexual perversion. He asked, “Who is on the LORD’s side? … let him come unto me.” FULL POST
Posted 8/7/12 at 12:09 AM | Dr. Melvin Johnson
Are Americans Being Recruited for the Beast?
Basic truth: If you are totally dependent upon any person, organization or entity for your food, shelter and security, then you will be controlled by it. In other words, you will most likely become enslaved to that source, and your behavior and ultimately, your life will be dictated by that same power.
Biblical prophecy: … and he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name (Revelation 13:16-17). FULL POST
Posted 7/20/12 at 1:58 PM | Dr. Melvin Johnson
Warming Up to Socialism Makes Sacrifices Insignificant
The essence of the Cold War was the struggle of the freedom-loving peoples of the world against a state-run machine seeking to enslave them. At the close of World War II through the defeat and surrender of Germany, Japan and their allies, a new realignment of global culture, economy and philosophy began to take shape as an eastern hemisphere vs. western hemisphere division began to take shape. With Russia as the central driving force having freed itself of the shackles of a monarchy and feudal system, it took upon itself another form of oppression known as communism.
This system promised that all citizens would be equally provided for and fairness would be the key component throughout. It rejected the notion of God and the Bible, blaming the Creator for all that which was wrong with their world, but vowed to create a new world without Him. This ideology spread to the surrounding nations in Eastern Europe either voluntarily, or by force if necessary and a great world power emerged to be known as the Soviet Union. However, the one thing that the people of this system soon realized was that they had to relinquish the most precious possession ever given to humanity was freedom! Americans saw this growing, centralized form of government as a menace, and a threat to free people everywhere as nation after nation began to topple under the force of its ruthless military might! This Soviet aggression was described as having a “domino effect,” and for the next forty-six years (1945-1991), the Cold War was waged. FULL POST
Posted 7/14/12 at 12:15 PM | Dr. Melvin Johnson
Political Climate Reflective of the Person He Dedicated His Best Work To
One of the most sinister influences that permeates the American socio-political and economic fabric of our culture and society lies in the teaching of a man named Saul Alinsky. Born in Chicago in 1909 to Russian Jewish parents, he is known indisputably as the founder of the community organizing movement. When you hear an individual describing his or her occupation as being a community organizer, be assured that to some degree, they are most likely a disciple of Saul Alinsky’s teachings.
If there was anything that could be said of him in a positive light, he could be described as a purist of his own making—a devotee to his own philosophy. His focus was based upon organizing people—preferably those who he saw as being oppressed. He claimed to revile any form of organized religion, but was often pressed to assert his principles for organizing groups of people for a purpose. FULL POST
Posted 7/11/12 at 12:07 AM | Dr. Melvin Johnson
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak at the NAACP Convention being held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, but has already been criticized by liberals and leftists as being "too white" to talk with blacks. Although the much-revered organization has fought valiantly over the past 100+ years against racial discrimination primarily against blacks, many of its so-called supporters and even leaders have failed to "practice what they preach" at nearly every hand. Most recently, an undercurrent and sideshow theme comes along with Mr. Romney's visit. An important thing to note is as always, the message comes first from a small group of whites who then push the agenda and fan the flames... and before you know, the entire general assembly on the floor is mimicking the same. Don't be surprised to then see the news reporters interviewing some of the convention attendees voicing the same.
Several key and influential liberals have formed a group that has put together a video portraying Romney as an "out of touch" white man getting advice on what to say to the convention's participants. The video satire claims that blacks don't like Romney, who they say is so white that he makes "Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel." The Washington Examiner reports that a news release expresses the notion that these liberals plan to use such videos to "say things that Democrats are afraid to say, connect with young voters- many of whom are alienated by today's political climate, and give smart and insightful voices an opportunity to contribute to the debate." FULL POST
Posted 6/3/12 at 8:05 PM | Dr. Melvin Johnson
In 1835, Alexis de Toqueville a French political thinker and historian explored the inner-workings of the United States to understand the mystery and fiery tenacity seen in this young nation still in its infancy, but teeming with energy and genius. Like America, France had also undergone a revolution to overthrow a monarchy and ruling class of elites. Unlike the United States of America, the French took the road to atheism and secularism instead of basing their freedom and liberty upon unalienable rights given by the Creator. After many journeys and investigative probes, de Toqueville wrote the following in his analysis and description of American life, Democracy in America, published in 1835:
"I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her ample rivers - it was not there; in her fertile fields and boundless prairies, and it was not there; in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits ablaze with righteousness did I meet the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ceases to be good, she will cease to be great."
If de Toqueville came to America today, would he find such inspiration? When our pulpits emit strange fire, what are those in the pews to do? It has been reported that a significant number of black pastors have been "heart-broken" over President Barack Obama's decision to make public his support for same-sex marriage, and are making arrangements to meet with him and attempt to have him reconsider. However, president Obama had done much more before and after he was elected President of the United States of America, while many of the same pastors were silent at the least and complicit at the most! Although there has also been a considerable number of pastors who recognized even then presidential candidate Obama for who he really was, the overwhelming consensus became bewitched by his eloquence, good looks, attractiveness and let us not forget—yes his skin color! FULL POST
Posted 5/18/12 at 5:08 PM | Dr. Melvin Johnson
It is now apparent that a significant number of African American clergy in particular have made President Barack Obama to be more important than the laws of God! In light of the fact that he has sought to work against the most sacred institutions ever known to man, it does not seem to faze him at all! Not even our most revered heroes of the Bible—from Adam to Jesus’ disciples—were spared the righteous judgment of Almighty God whenever they chose to cast aside God’s word, whether it was personal infidelity or public worship of false deities. Frankly, some of the same evil manifestations of ancient times have become prevalent today, such as child sacrifice (abortion), sexual promiscuity, and homosexuality. Remember, many times these and other abominable acts and practices with the sometimes silent approval of the religious leaders! So a question for us today is: it ever justifiable to count as nothing our Biblical principles even though the source or provider is giving what is desired or needed? This is the essence of what the pastors have done!
In the summer of 2008, a group of America’s most powerful and influential African American ministers encircled who they saw to be the next president of the United States and prayed for his success. It was at the annual Hampton Minister’s Conference and just before the presidential election. Then Senator Barack Hussein Obama was the candidate of their choice. Obviously, his charismatic charm and resonant eloquence had won them over—having laid aside any notion of spiritual discernment or serious catechism from the presbytery. The lure of electing the first black president was at the time, more important than anything else—including the laying the hands upon someone so suddenly! FULL POST