Church reports victory in land condemnation fight with city

Members believe God gave them this property for their mission

Bob UnruhBy Bob Unruh
Published May 8, 2021 at 4:31pm

A Texas church is reporting victory in its fight with city officials over their attempts to condemn and take property that belongs to the church and is used for a variety of ministry efforts.

Officials with First Liberty Institute say the managers in the city of Duncanville have withdrawn their condemnation petition through which they were trying to seize property belonging to Canaan Baptist Church.

The institute, helped by Winston & Strawn LLP, last fall filed a motion to dismiss the petition, arguing that the city’s plan to grab the land violated the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

“Canaan Baptist Church believes that God gave the church this property to fulfill its religious mission,” said Keisha Russell, a lawyer for the institute. “The church is relieved, and we are grateful that the city made this decision.”

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“We praise God that the battle to keep our property is over,” said Jarvis Baker, the pastor. “We are eager to continue using it to minister to the community.”

First Liberty explained the city recently had begun pursuing other property, essentially dropped its campaign against the church.

The church’s opposition to the city had followed the city’s move against its property.

The land in question is used by the church for projects including clothing drives, movie nights and youth activity days. It is raising money for a building there.

“There are many places in the world where governments can take the property of churches without regard to religious liberty, but not in Texas. Not here. Not now,” the church had said then.

The church was founded in 1969 to serve Duncanville and South Dallas. The city had demanded the African-American church turn over the property for a “fire station, public safety facility” even though there’s a fire station across the street.

The court document explained: “The city cannot show it has a compelling interest to take this particular property from the church, nor can it show that it cannot build the fire station (or whatever it intends to build that is not disclosed in the petition) somewhere else. The property is sacred to the church because of God’s call and His provision through prayer and sacrificial giving and because of the ongoing worship and ministry that the church already conducts there. But to the city, the property is merely its ‘preferred’ choice among other viable options for building its facility. The city’s threats that they have no choice but to sell will not intimidate the church—they will remain obedient to their call to worship and minister at their property, and, God permitting, they will soon build on it as well.”

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COULD THIS BE THE SAME TYPE OF DIVINE INTERVENTION THAT CAUSED THE LORD TO PUT A STOP TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TOWER OF BABEL? LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS REGARDING THE TOWER OF BABEL.

Tracy Yates is the author of several books including The Matrix Code
The Alien Agenda, The Bible Code Solved,
The Time Before Time series.
He is also the host of Reality Check Radio on YouTube as well as Speaker.

Genesis 11:6 KJV: And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Could the same logic apply to a future hive-mind system that is attained through 6G and the optimal positioning of the Beast computer that would then allow Elon’s Neuralink to become a reality for all who take this chip? This would unite the people with “one language” through this hive-mind system and it would seem that nothing they imagined to do at this point would be restrained from them.

Before you consider this idea as too far-fetched I want you to consider the Elite’s third goal as it is seen written out on the Georgia Guidestones; “Unite Humanity With a Living New Language”.

Those of you who have studied this in-depth have likely concluded that the heavenly Jerusalem is actually the shape of a pyramid. The pyramid shape perfectly keeps all the dimensions mentioned in Revelation 21:16 and also gives a good explanation as to why Jesus is in the Head, or Capstone, position and the body of this structure makes up the church. Satan often tries to mirror the things of the Lord in order to deceive humanity.

Now I will throw something out there that most may not be aware of. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the earthly replica of the heavenly Jerusalem. The body or “Pillar” of the Great Pyramid represents all humanity in our current earth age who take the mark of the Beast. The body of the heavenly Jerusalem represents the saints or all that receive Jesus as their Savior.

Isaiah 19 KJV mentions the Great Pyramid. The capstone of the Great Pyramid has been missing for all recorded history. This means that the word “pillar” as mentioned in Isaiah 19 is referring to the body of the Great Pyramid, or this structure below the capstone.

Isaiah 19:19 KJV: In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord.

Now let’s take a look at what Revelation 3:12 says regarding the saints being the “pillar” or body of the heavenly Jerusalem.

Revelation 3:12 KJV: Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

If this is correct then the Antichrist would literally be assuming the position of Christ as the Head, or Capstone, of the temple, by taking the capstone position on the earthly replica of the heavenly pyramid that we observe as the “all-seeing eye of Horus”.2 Thessalonians 2:4 KJV: Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Now we have come full circle for those of you that have ears to hear and eyes to see. This quantum Beast computer system will merge ancient advanced technology with modern technology using a 6G connection. The apex of this union will be the capstone of the Great Pyramid. This will be the center of the Hive-Mind connection or what Elon calls “Neuralink”.

The Elite have seen this coming for several years as is depicted on the back of every US dollar bill where the capstone is shown as the “all-seeing” eye of Horus. Horus is simply Osiris reincarnated and Osiris is just another name for Lucifer.

Now we can understand why this capstone is called “the all-seeing eye” This will be where the Beast computer is located which, in turn, will be where the collective consciousness or “hive-mind” is centered hence, making the Beast System “all-seeing”.Revelation 17:13 KJV: These have one mind, and they shall give up their power and authority to the beast.

God bless!

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God created you, and He loves you so much that He sent His Son to die on the cross for your sins. This is what John 3:16 says…

January 10, 2021
by Michael Snyder
http://endoftheamericandream.com/the-only-solution-to-americas-problems-is-jesus/

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

You can have everlasting life if you are willing to enter into a relationship with God.

The Bible compares it to a marriage relationship, and it truly is a very serious commitment to make. If you will repent of your sins and surrender everything to God, you will literally become a member of God’s family. Every one of your sins will be washed away, you will be “born again”, and you will belong to God forever.

If you would like to give your life to God and make that commitment right now, all you have to do is to tell Him. The following is a prayer that many have found helpful…

“Lord Jesus, I want to become a Christian. I know that I am a sinner, and I thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I believe that you are the Son of God and that you rose from the dead. I repent of my sins and I open the door of my life and ask You to be my Savior and Lord. I commit my life to You. Thank You for forgiving all of my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life and make me the kind of person that You want me to be. I will live my life for You. Amen.”

Of course praying that prayer and being “born again” is just the first step on a very long journey. Developing your relationship with God is a process that lasts a lifetime, and you will need encouragement and assistance along the way.

It will be important to reach out to other believers so that they can help and guide you.

If you have read this entire article and you have decided that you don’t want to give your life to Jesus, I would very strongly encourage you to reconsider.

Ultimately, I don’t know how anyone is going to make it through what is ahead without God.

2020 was bad, but the times that are coming will be even worse.

Everything that can be shaken will be shaken, and Jesus is coming back.

So quit putting all of your passion and energy into politics, and start focusing on what really matters.

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The Only Solution To America’s Problems Is Jesus

January 10, 2021
by Michael Snyder

I have never seen as much anger in the United States as I am seeing right now, and that greatly saddens me. No matter what happens, we should always love one another. Unfortunately, most Americans on both sides of the political spectrum are seething with hate right now. Leading up to the election in November, the left and the right were primarily attacking each other with angry words, but now the level of physical violence that we are witnessing is extremely alarming. The violence at the U.S. Capitol was just another example of the violence that stretched all throughout 2020 and that has continued in various parts of the nation this weekend. Most of the time, the left only wants to condemn the violence that the right has committed, and the right only wants to condemn the violence that the left has committed.

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Nation’s fastest-growing religious demographic urges Biden-Harris Administration to restore separation of church and state

Nov. 30, 2020 As President-elect Biden works to solidify an agenda for his first term in office, secular Americans today weighed in, urging the incoming administration to prioritize the separation of church and state. A new report from Secular Democrats for America (SDA)— supported by Representatives Jared Huffman and Jamie Raskin, co-chairs of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, as well as caucus member Rep. Jerry McNerney—calls out President Trump for advancing a right-wing Christian nationalist agenda and offers a path for the Biden-Harris administration to restore the secular government envisioned by our nation’s founders.

marginalization of science in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and opioid epidemic, public servants using their positions to proselytize, and the failure to protect religious minorities abroad from persecution and discrimination at home.

In turn, the group offered a detailed set of policy initiatives and programs the Biden administration can adopt, along with a list of Trump-era executive orders, programs, regulations, and guidance that need direct repeal or intervention.

“Since our founding, the essential guarantee for individual religious freedom and popular secular government has been the separation of church and state,” said Huffman and Raskin. “President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris should quickly reverse the dangerous theocratic power plays Donald Trump brought to Washington.”

“We advise obvious moves to renew our Constitutional values, like centering science in our decision-making, protecting reproductive freedom and ensuring that the government doesn’t promote or subsidize religious discrimination,” continued the two Congressmen. “We’ve offered the new administration basic steps for reasserting constitutional freedom and secular government.”

According to Pew Research, nonreligious Americans represent a huge chunk of the electorate—30 percent of 2018 voters—and are overwhelmingly pro-Biden. The demographic is the youngest, fastest growing religious group in the nation that has been recognized by the Democratic Party as a core element of their constituency now and in the future.

“Tens of millions of secular Americans stood with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Election Day because they want a government that reflects their values,” said Sarah Levin, program director for the Secular Democrats of America. ”President Trump placed religious privilege above both individual freedom and our democratic way of life. Our community voted to displace his discriminatory, anti-science, sectarian ideology and rebuild a government that protects and supports all Americans.”

“It’s discouraging that only one party nominated candidates who respect expertise and make decisions based on reason, science, and evidence,” continued Levin. “That should be the baseline for every public official and for the policies of our constitutionally secular government. Secular Americans overwhelmingly value evidence-based decision making and we’re tired of watching our government miss the mark—we expect the new administration to take the critical steps necessary to restore and protect our Constitutional norms, and more.”

The Secular Democrats report mirrors a nonpartisan legislative and policy agenda released today by the Secular Coalition for America and their 19 member organizations. It is clear that the entire secular community, regardless of party affiliation, hopes that 2021 will see a flurry of government actions that restore the separation of church and state and more.

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Fake Pastors Swindle Churchgoers In $28 Million FX/Crypto Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against two Maryland companies and their principals allegedly defrauding more than 1,000 investors in a $28 million Ponzi scheme. 

The SEC first filed the complaint against 1st Million LLC and Smart Partners LLC, and their principals, Dennis Jali, John Frimpong, and Arley Johnson, in August, for defrauding 1,200 investors, many of which were “African immigrants.” 

The complaint said the trio “exploited common ancestry and/or religious affiliations to earn investors’ trust. Many of the investors were health care workers and/or members of churches attended by Jali, Frimpong, and/or Johnson.” 

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Red Pill 101: PAST Evil Empire of America, PRESENT American Revolution 2.0 2020, FUTURE Ascension of Heaven on Earth

“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  ~ George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Vol. 1.

I wrote a summative essay after 43 years of academic training, professional experience, and civic activism that I now repurpose as Red Pill 101 in three sections:

  • History of Evil Empire up to the present 
  • Current American Revolution 2.0
  • Emerging greatness beyond words

Professor Emeritus Jim Fetzer and I discuss for 111 minutes on Tuesday December 8 on The Fetz Presents: 

Summary: 

Past: In American history over just the last ~200 years, the US has viciously emerged as the leading power of an ongoing, looting, lying, global rogue state empire. The US as Evil Empire is easily proven by recent Orwellian-illegal Wars of Aggression into research-rich strategic foreign lands. Americans and the world have been duped by corporate media literally “covering” War Crimes with lies known to be false as they are told. These lies are treason because they directly cause attacks and death to our military. After these lies pass from “news,” they live forever in public education textbooks, with real history of rogue state empire sanitized to “bringing freedom” and “fighting totalitarianism, communism, terrorism, Covid (and here),” and whatever other ism the Empire may invent. Concurrently, the so-called “Federal” “Reserve” creates and traffics in the opposite of money (debt) to intentionally create exponential aggregate debt that mathematically must crash into periodic “Great Resets.” Given these overarching facts most important to quality of life and quantity of money, the most accurate academic label of this form of government is US/Global Evil Empire, and not limited government of a constitutional republic. If you have a better label, I’d like to engage in that argument. Obviously, people must withdraw all consent and demand arrests of .01% criminal oligarchs annually killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions (~$100 trillion). There is more history to account for in shaping the present, that can only be revealed in the future (cryptic, yes, and also in the Future section).

Present: This past causes our world in the present. The obvious response of those informed is to demand .01% arrests for ongoing crimes centered in war and money. Awake Americans and Earthians are indeed engaged in American Revolution 2.0, which is a global revolution to expose and destroy the Evil Empire/Deep State. There are ~100 areas of powerful and game-changing proofs demanding revolution. Among the case studies are the Evil Empire assassinating President Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King to remove powerful public voices inspiring Americans to stand. The Evil cast lies in real-time through CIA Operation Mockingbird “reporting,” then lies to our children in “schools” with purpose to weaken then cull their wanna-be slave class of stupefied work animals. American Revolution 2.0 is at the endgame to prove election fraud, expose and end The Evil, and unleash a future brighter than humans can imagine (ongoing current events reporting). A present battle, that I see as its last, is the overwhelming evidence of 2020 election fraud. This follows factless “Russia-gate,”  crime-less impeachment, and the illegal prosecution of General Flynn.

Future: Ending war, basic economic reforms, and Truth will unleash humanity for the first time in known history with freedom to build “Heaven on Earth” as best we collectively imagine. Building a brighter future occurs in the present, and is informed by the past. The more accurate the history, the more effective the work. If key historical elements are missing or misunderstood, we risk re-capture by Evil; therefore, we must invest full attention to what The Evil actually is to appreciate how it controlled Earth for all recorded history. Crucial to this point: megalithic architecture demonstrates advanced ancient technology proven by literal rock-solid evidence of 1,000+ ton building materials, precision cutting, and rate of core-drilling, all of which are greater than “modern” technological capacities. Given the totality of evidence, speculative history of The Evil reasonably includes literal and figurative Genesis, with likely origin of The Evil as an invasive predatory and parasitic extraterrestrial species who manipulated human DNA to become sheeple (further speculation here).

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Televangelist Joel Osteen’s Texas megachurch got $4.4 million in COVID-19 relief despite not paying taxes

Monday, December 21, 2020
by: Cassie B.

The CARES Act was put in place by the federal government to help small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, but there are some serious questions about some of the parties who have taken advantage of these loans.

The latest example is multi-millionaire televangelist Joel Osteen’s Lakewood megachurch, which was given $4.4 million in federal relief funds three years after shutting its doors on victims of flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

The Houston, Texas, evangelical church is one of the country’s biggest, drawing in 52,000 congregants each week. The loan was the third-highest CARES Act loan given in the city in July and August, according to the Houston Business Journal, and marked the first time a church was given financial aid from the government.

More than 1,000 Houston religious institutions received approval for PPP loans to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars to preserve nearly 60,000 jobs, despite the fact that houses of worship do not pay taxes. A spokesperson for the church said the loan was used to cover wages for 368 full-time and part-time employees. The church said that their suspension of in-person services from March to October due to COVID-19 restrictions prevented them from collecting “substantial donations” from churchgoers.

The spokesperson said they initially did not apply for the loans because they believed the shutdown would only last for a few weeks.

“However, as the shutdown persisted month after month, given the economic uncertainty, Lakewood finally applied for the PPP loan and has been able to provide full salaries and benefits including health insurance coverage to all of its employees and their families,” he added.

Some have criticized the church and Osteen for accepting the federal funds despite not paying any taxes. A spokesman for the church claims the money did not benefit Osteen, who has a net worth of around $100 million and lives in a $10.5 million mansion in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood. On social media, some commenters posted photos of the sprawling mansion and asked why Osteen did not help to pay his own employees so the federal funds could go those who are more in need.

The church is no stranger to controversy. Following the flooding in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Lakewood came under fire for failing to open its doors quicker to people in need. It was only after heavy criticism that the church started offering shelter to people displaced by the hurricane. The church, which was formerly the home of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, is an arena that seats 16,000 people.

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