• Let Down Your Nets

    There is no exclusion put upon any tribe or clan, no classes are laid under ban, no individuals are exempted. Therefore, Church of Christ, by the love you bear to your crucified Master, by His wounds and death for you, and by His living love to you, seek out the lost and gather together the outcasts. You fishers of men, launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught. You sowers of holy seed, go abroad, and sow the untrodden wastes. You consecrated builders, break away from old foundations, and lay fresh groundwork for a larger temple for your God and King. Surely the Spirit of love in a church will suggest this. ~ C. H. Spurgeon

    16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. ~ Romans 1:16, 17

    28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: ~ Colossians 1:28

    16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. ~ 1 Timothy 3:16

    6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ~ John 14:6

    21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21

    25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? ~ John 11:25,26

    16 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. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. ~ John 3:16-18

    24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. ~ Galatians 3:24

    23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23

    8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:8-10

    3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.~ John 3:3,7

    3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; ~ 1 Timothy 2:3-5

    13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. 14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. ~ Acts 3:13-15

    19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. ~ Acts 3:19-21

    36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. ~ John 3:36

    11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. ~ 1 John 5:11,12

    21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. ~ John 14:21

    7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. ~ 1 John 5:7

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Sodom and Gomorrah is Here!

Nations the world over, including our beloved South Africa, who have turned their backs on their Creator GOD YHVH, by promulgating heinous, evil and wicked sinful laws of legalising homosexual marriages in direct violation of YHVH’s Commands will receive HIS righteous judgment as we are reminded in Scripture:

16  The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
17  The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. ~ Psalms 9:16.17

Here are GOD’s warnings from His perfect and infallible Word. Satan seeks to destroy men, women and children, and Almighty GOD will do what is just and righteous against the abominable. Praise be to GOD for HIS Holy Ways:

12  And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. ~ Revelation 13:12

25  And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. ~ Daniel 7:25

23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. ~ Genesis 2:23-25

22  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. ~ Leviticus 18:22

13  If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. ~ Leviticus 20:13

18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 
20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 
30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 
31  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 
32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. ~ Romans 1:18-32

4  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 
5  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
~ Matthew 19:4,5

9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, ~ 1 Corinthians 6:9

11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. ~ Revelation 20:11-15

6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 
7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 
8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
~ Revelation 21:6-8

Sodomites / catamites and lesbians are an abomination before the Lord GOD Almighty and therefore shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death, unless they repent of their wicked ways before GOD and call upon HIS blessed Son Jesus Christ as the substitutionary atonement for their sins to save them from GOD’s wrath! The Lord Jesus Christ is the homosexuals’ only hope to find peace with GOD and escape Hell!

Soli Deo Gloria!


Related blog posts in respect of the heinous homosexual agenda in South Africa can be read at the under-mentioned links:

“The Forbidden Chapter” in the Tanakh

The video hereunder shows the Gospel of Yeshua haMeshiach (Jesus the Christ) being shared in Hebrew from “The Forbidden Chapter” in the Tanakh, which is the prophecy of the Jewish Messiah, the Lamb of God Who was to be crucified and by His shed blood He would redeem His people. This prophecy has been fulfilled by Yeshua at His crucifixion, death and resurrection which fulfils what Yeshua said when He told the Jews whilst clearing the Temple of them that made merchandise therein:

19  Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 
20  Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 
21  But he spake of the temple of his body. ~ John 2:19-21 (KJB)

Now read the Chapter from the Old Testament:


1  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 
2  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 
3  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 
4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 
5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 
6  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 
7  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 
8  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 
9  And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
11  He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12  Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. ~ Isaiah 53:1-12 (KJB) 

Soli Deo Gloria!

Were Atomic Bombs Necessary to End World War Two?

Reformation Society logo By Dr Peter Hammond ~ This article can be viewed on Slideshare as a PowerPoint with pictures, and on www.ReformationSA.org website.

This year, 2015, will mark the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the Atom bomb on Hiroshima, 6 August 1945 and Nagasaki, 9 August 1945.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Did the Atomic Bombs Actually Save Lives?

I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives. But most of the top American military officials at the time said otherwise. The U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey group, assigned by President Truman to study the air attacks on Japan, produced a report in July of 1946 that concluded: "Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey’s opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945 and in all probability, prior to 1 November 1945, Japan would have surrendered, even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated."

Atomic Weapons Were Not Needed to End the War, or to Save Lives

General (and later president) Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of all Allied Forces, said: "The Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing." (Newsweek, 11/11/63, Ike on Ike). Eisenhower also noted: "In July 1945, Secretary of War Stimson, visiting my headquarters in Germany, informed me that our government was preparing to drop an atomic bomb on Japan. I was one of those who felt that there were a number of cogent reasons to question the wisdom of such an act… I voiced to him my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already dLarget concentration of Christiansefeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that Japan was, at that very moment, seeking some way to surrender with a minimum loss of ‘face’. The Secretary was deeply perturbed by my attitude…."

Unnecessary and Unethical

Admiral William Leahy, the highest ranking member of the U.S. military from 1942 until retiring in 1949, who was the first de facto Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote: "It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children."

No Military Justification

General Douglas MacArthur agreed: "MacArthur’s views about the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were starkly different from what the general public supposed…. He saw no military justification for the dropping of the bomb. The war might have ended weeks earlier, if the United States had agreed, as it later did anyway, to the retention of the institution of the emperor."

The Potsdam Threat

Moreover: The Potsdam Declaration, in July 1945, demanded that Japan surrender unconditionally, or face ‘prompt and utter destruction’. MacArthur was appalled. He knew that the Japanese would never renounce their emperor, and that without him an orderly transition to peace would be impossible anyhow, because his people would never submit to Allied occupation unless he ordered it. Ironically, when the surrender did come, it was conditional, and the condition was a continuation of the imperial reign. Had the General’s advice been followed, the resort to atomic weapons at Hiroshima and Nagasaki would have been unnecessary.

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Assistant Secretary of War John McLoy noted: "I have always felt that if, in our ultimatum to the Japanese government issued from Potsdam (July 1945), we had referred to the retention of the emperor as a constitutional monarch and had made some reference to the reasonable accessibility of raw materials to the future Japanese government, it would have been accepted… We missed the opportunity of effecting a Japanese surrender, completely satisfactory to us, without the necessity of dropping the bombs."

The War was Already Won

Under Secretary of the Navy, Ralph Bird said: "The Japanese were ready for peace, and they already had approached the Russians and the Swiss. And that suggestion of giving a warning of the atomic bomb was a face-saving proposition for them, and one that they could have readily accepted. In my opinion, the Japanese war was really won before we ever used the atom bomb. Thus, it wouldn’t have been necessary for us to disclose our nuclear position and stimulate the Russians to develop the same thing much more rapidly than they would have if we had not dropped the bomb… The Japanese were becoming weaker and weaker. They were surrounded by the Navy. They couldn’t get any imports and they couldn’t export anything. Naturally, as time went on and the war developed in our favour it was quite logical to hope and expect that, with the proper kind of a warning, the Japanese would then be in a position to make peace, which would have made it unnecessary for us to drop the bomb and bring Russia in." (War Was Really Won Before We Used A-Bomb, U.S. News and World Report, 8/15/60)

It Had Nothing to do with Ending the War

General Curtis LeMay, the tough cigar-smoking Army Air Force "hawk", stated publicly shortly after the nuclear bombs were dropped on Japan: "The war would have been over in two weeks… The atomic bomb had nothing to do with the end of the war at all."

No Invasion was Necessary

The Vice Chairman of the U.S. Bombing Survey Paul Nitze wrote: "I concluded that even without the atomic bomb, Japan was likely to surrender in a matter of months. My own view was that Japan would capitulate by November 1945. Even without the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it seemed highly unlikely, given what we found to have been the mood of the Japanese government, that a U.S. invasion of the islands scheduled for 1 November 1945 would have been necessary."

OpHiroshima 1945ening up Asia for Communism

Deputy Director of the Office of Naval Intelligence Ellis Zacharias wrote: "Just when the Japanese were ready to capitulate, we went ahead and introduced to the world the most devastating weapon it had ever seen and, in effect, gave the go-ahead to Russia to swarm over Eastern Asia. Washington decided it was time to use the A-bomb. I submit that it was the wrong decision. It was wrong on strategic grounds. And it was wrong on humanitarian grounds." (Ellis Zacharias, How We Bungled the Japanese Surrender, Look, 6/6/50)

Immoral and Unnecessary

Brigadier General Carter Clarke, the Military Intelligence officer in charge of preparing summaries of intercepted Japanese cables for President Truman and his advisors, said: "When we didn’t need to do it, and we knew we didn’t need to do it, and they knew that we knew we didn’t need to do it, we used them as an experiment for two atomic bombs. Many other high-level military officers concurred. For example: The commander in chief of the U.S. Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations, Ernest J. King, stated that the naval blockade and prior bombing of Japan in March of 1945, had rendered the Japanese helpless and that the use of the atomic bomb was both unnecessary and immoral."

A Double Crime

"Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz stated in a press conference on September 22, 1945, that ‘The Admiral took the opportunity of adding his voice to those insisting that Japan had been defeated before the atomic bombing and Russia’s entry into the war.’ In a subsequent speech at the Washington Monument on October 5, 1945, Admiral Nimitz stated ‘The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace before the atomic age was announced to the world with the destruction of Hiroshima and before the Russian entry into the war.’ It was learned also that General Eisenhower had urged Truman, in a personal visit, not to use the atomic bomb. Eisenhower’s assessment was ‘It wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing… to use the atomic bomb, to kill and terrorize civilians, without even attempting negotiations, was a double crime.’ Eisenhower also stated that it wasn’t necessary for Truman to ‘succumb’ to the tiny handful of people putting pressure on the president to drop atom bombs on Japan."

Remains of Urakami CathedralRevulsion

"British officers were of the same mind. For example, General Sir Hastings Ismay, Chief of Staff to the British Minister of Defence, said to Prime Minister Churchill that ‘when Russia came into the war against Japan, the Japanese would probably wish to get out on almost any terms short of the dethronement of the Emperor.’ On hearing that the atomic test was successful, Ismay’s private reaction was one of ‘revulsion.’"

Why Were Bombs Dropped on Populated Cities Without Military Value?

Even military officers who favoured use of nuclear weapons mainly favoured using them on unpopulated areas, or Japanese military targets… not cities.

Demonstration Proposed

Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy Lewis Strauss proposed that a non-lethal demonstration of atomic weapons would be enough to convince the Japanese to surrender… and the Navy Secretary agreed: "I proposed to Secretary Forrestal that the weapon should be demonstrated before it was used… the war was very nearly over. The Japanese were nearly ready to capitulate… My proposal… was that the weapon should be demonstrated over… a large forest of cryptomeria trees not far from Tokyo… Would lay the trees out in windrows from the centre of the explosion in all directions as though they were matchsticks, and, of course, set them afire in the centre. It seemed to me that a demonstration of this sort would prove to the Japanese that we could destroy any of their cities at will… Secretary Forrestal agreed wholeheartedly with the recommendation… It seemed to me that such a weapon was not necessary to bring the war to a successful conclusion, that once used it would find its way into the armaments of the world…"

Warning Should Have First Been Given

General George Marshall agreed: "’these weapons might first be used against straight military objectives such as a large naval installation and… a number of large manufacturing areas from which the people would be warned to leave – telling the Japanese that we intend to destroy such centres….’"

Targeting Civilians

Neither Hiroshima nor Nagasaki were deemed militarily vital by U.S. planners. (This is one of the reasons neither had been heavily bombed up to this point in the war.) Moreover, targeting at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was aimed explicitly on non-military facilities surrounded by workers’ homes.

HNagasaki ground zero monumentistorians Agree that the Bomb Wasn’t Needed

Historians agree that nuclear weapons did not need to be used to stop the war or to save lives. As historian Doug Long notes: "U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission historian J. Samuel Walker writes, ‘The consensus among scholars is that the bomb was not needed to avoid an invasion of Japan and to end the war within a relatively short time. It is clear that alternatives to the bomb existed and that Truman and his advisors knew it.’" (J. Samuel Walker, The Decision to Use the Bomb: A Historiographical Update, Diplomatic History, Winter 1990)

Politicians Agreed that Atomic Bombs were Not Needed

Ex-president Herbert Hoover said: "The Japanese were prepared to negotiate all the way from February 1945… up to and before the time the atomic bombs were dropped;… if such leads had been followed up, there would have been no occasion to drop the atomic bombs."

The Japanese Wanted to End the War

Under Secretary of State Joseph Grew noted: "In the light of available evidence I myself and others felt that if such a categorical statement about the retention of the dynasty had been issued in May, 1945, the surrender-minded elements in the Japanese government might well have been afforded by such a statement a valid reason and the necessary strength to come to an early clear cut decision. If surrender could have been brought about in May, 1945, or even in June or July, before the entrance of Soviet Russia into the Pacific war and the use of the atomic bomb, the world would have been the gainer."

Why Then Were Atom Bombs Dropped on Japan?

If dropping nuclear bombs was unnecessary to end the war, or to save lives, why was the decision to drop them made? Especially over the objections of so many tRuins of largest Church in Asiaop military and political figures?

Scientists Like to Test their Toys

One theory is that scientists like to play with their new toys: On September 9, 1945, Admiral William F. Halsey, commander of the Third Fleet, was publicly quoted extensively as stating that the atomic bomb was used because the scientists had a "toy and they wanted to try it out… The first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment… It was a mistake to ever drop it."

Even Scientists Opposed Using the Atom Bomb

However, most of the Manhattan Project scientists, who developed the atom bomb, were opposed to using it on Japan. The scientists questioned the ability of destroying Japanese cities with atomic bombs to bring surrender when destroying Japanese cities with conventional bombs had not done so. They recommended a demonstration of the atomic bomb in an unpopulated area of Japan.

Precipitating an Atomic Arms Race

Albert Einstein, an important catalyst for the development of the atom bomb (but not directly connected with the Manhattan Project), said: "’A great majority of scientists were opposed to the sudden employment of the atom bomb’. In Einstein’s judgment, the dropping of the bomb was a political, diplomatic decision rather than a military or scientific decision. Indeed, some of the Manhattan Project scientists wrote directly to the Secretary of Defense in 1945 to try to dissuade him from dropping the bomb. ‘We believe that these considerations make the use of nuclear bombs for an early, unannounced attack against Japan inadvisable. If the United States would be the first to release this new means of indiscriminate destruction upon mankind, she would sacrifice public support throughout the world, precipitate the race of armaments, and prejudice the possibility of reaching an international agreement on the future control of such weapons." (Political and Social Problems, Manhattan Engineer District Records, Harrison-Bundy files, National Archives (also contained in: Martin Sherwin, A World Destroyed)

Launching the Cold War

History.com notes: "In the years since the two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, a number of historians have suggested that the weapons had a two-pronged objective…. It has been suggested that the second objective was to demonstrate the new weapon of mass destruction to the Soviet Union. By August 1945, relations between the Soviet Union and the United States had deteriorated badly. The Potsdam Conference between U.S. President Harry S. Truman, Russian leader Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill (before being replaced by Clement Attlee) ended just four days before the bombing of Hiroshima. The meeting was marked by recriminations and suspicion between the Americans and Soviets. Russian armies were occupying most of Eastern Europe. Truman and many of his advisers hoped that the U.S. atomic monopoly might offer diplomatic leverage with the Soviets. In this fashion, the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan can be seen as the first shot of the Cold War."

AUrakami Cathedral Crime Against Humanity

The conventional explanation of using the bombs to end the war and save lives is disputed by Peter Kuznick and Mark Selden, historians from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. New studies of the US, Japanese and Soviet diplomatic archives suggest that Truman’s main motive was to limit Soviet expansion in Asia.

New Scientist reported in 2005: "The US decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 was meant to kick-start the Cold War rather than end the Second World War, according to two nuclear historians who say they have new evidence backing the controversial theory. Causing a fission reaction in several kilograms of uranium and plutonium and killing over 200,000 people was done more to impress the Soviet Union than to cow Japan. ‘He knew he was beginning the process of annihilation of the species’, says Peter Kuznick, director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University in Washington DC, US. ‘It was not just a war crime; it was a crime against humanity.’"

Japan was Searching for Peace

According to an account by Walter Brown, Assistant to US Secretary of State James Byrnes, Truman agreed at a meeting three days before the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima that Japan was ‘looking for peace’. Truman was told by his army generals, Douglas MacArthur and Dwight Eisenhower, and his Naval Chief of Staff, William Leahy, that there was no military need to use the bomb. "Impressing Russia was more important than ending the war in Japan."

Russia was our Real Enemy not Japan

John Pilger points out: "The US Secretary of War, Henry Stimson, told President Truman he was ‘fearful’ that the US Air Force would have Japan so ‘bombed out’ that the new weapon would not be able ‘to show its strength’. He later admitted that ‘no effort was made, and none was seriously considered, to achieve surrender’… General Leslie Groves, Director of the Manhattan Project that made the bomb, testified: ‘There was never any illusion on my part that Russia was our enemy, and that the project was conducted on that basis.’ The day after Hiroshima was obliterated, President Truman voiced his satisfaction with the ‘overwhelming success’ of ‘the experiment’".

Conservatives Opposed the Atom Bomb as Immoral

University of Maryland professor of political economy, and former Legislative Director in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and Special Assistant in the Department of State, Gar Alperovitz declared: "Though most Americans are unaware of the fact, increasing numbers of historians now recognize the United States did not need to use the atomic bomb to end the war against Japan in 1945. Moreover, this essential judgment was expressed by the vast majority of top American military leaders in all three services in the years after the war ended: Army, Navy and Air Force. Nor was this the judgment of ‘liberals’, as is sometimes thought today. In fact, leading conservatives were far more outspoken in challenging the decision as unjustified and immoral than American liberals in the years following World War II.

Serving the Cause of Communism in Asia

"Instead of allowing other options to end the war, the United States rushed to use two atomic bombs at almost exactly the time that an 8 August Soviet attack had originally been scheduled: Hiroshima on 6 August and Nagasaki on 9 August. The timing itself has obviously raised questions among many historians."


The most illuminating perspective, however, comes from top World War II American military leaders. The conventional wisdom that the atomic bomb saved a million lives is so widespread that most Americans haven’t paused to ponder something rather striking to anyone seriously concerned with the issue: Not only did most top U.S. military leaders think the bombings were unnecessary and unjustified, many were morally offended by what they regarded as the unnecessary destruction of Japanese cities and what were essentially noncombat populations. Moreover, they spoke about it quite openly and publicly.

A Political Decision

General George C. Marshall is on record as repeatedly saying that it was not a military decision, but rather a political one.

Official Protest

On 11 August 1945, the Japanese government filed an official protest over the atomic bombing to the U.S. State Department through the Swiss Legation in Tokyo, observing: "Combatant and non-combatant men and women, old and young, are massacred without discrimination by the atmospheric pressure of the explosion, as well as by the radiating heat which result therefrom. Consequently there is involved a bomb having the most cruel effects humanity has ever known… The bombs in question, used by the Americans, by their cruelty and by their terrorizing effects, surpass by far gas or any other arm, the use of which is prohibited. Japanese protests against U.S. desecration of international principles of war paired the use of the atomic bomb with the earlier firebombing, which massacred old people, women and children, destroying and burning down Shinto and Buddhist temples, schools, hospitals, living quarters, etc. They now use this new bomb, having an uncontrollable and cruel effect much greater than any other arms or projectiles ever used to date. This constitutes a new crime against humanity and civilization."

Judicial Review

In 1963, the bombings were the subject of a judicial review. The District Court of Tokyo found, "the attacks upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused such severe and indiscriminate suffering that they did violate the most basic legal principles governing the conduct of war."

TheHiroshima Ground zero Hague Conventions

In the opinion of the court, the act of dropping an atomic bomb on cities was at the time governed by International Law found in the Hague Regulations on Land Warfare of 1907 and the Hague Draft Rules of Air Warfare of 1922 – 1923 and was therefore illegal.

War Crime

In the documentary The Fog of War, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara recalled General Curtis LeMay, who relayed the Presidential order to drop nuclear bombs on Japan, said: "If we’d lost the war, we’d all have been prosecuted as war criminals. And I think he’s right. He, and I’d say I, were behaving as war criminals. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?"

Indiscriminate Mass Murder

Takashi Hiraoka, Mayor of Hiroshima, said in a hearing to The Hague International Court of Justice (ICJ): "It is clear that the use of nuclear weapons, which cause indiscriminate mass murder that leaves effects on survivors for decades, is a violation of international law". Iccho Itoh, the mayor of Nagasaki, declared in the same hearing: "It is said that the descendants of the atomic bomb survivors will have to be monitored for several generations to clarify the genetic impact, which means that the descendants will live in anxiety for [decades] to come… with their colossal power and capacity for slaughter and destruction, nuclear weapons make no distinction between combatants and non-combatants or between military installations and civilian communities… The use of nuclear weapons… therefore is a manifest infraction of international law."


University of Chicago historian Bruce Cumings states there is a consensus among historians "the Nagasaki bomb was gratuitous at best and genocidal at worst."


Professor R.J. Rummel’s definition of democide includes not only genocide, but also an excessive killing of civilians in war, to the extent this is against the agreed rules for warfare; he argues the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were war crimes, and thus democide. Rummel quotes among others an official protest from the US government in 1938 to Japan, for its bombing of Chinese cities: "The bombing of non-combatant populations violated international and humanitarian laws." He also considers excess deaths of civilians in conflagrations caused by conventional means, such as in the Tokyo bombings, as acts of democide.


In 1967, Noam Chomsky described the atomic bombings as "among the most unspeakable crimes in history". Chomsky pointed to the complicity of the American people in the bombings. The definition of terrorism is "the targeting of innocent civilians to achieve a political goal".

Unnecessary Suffering and Destruction

The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 set rules in place regarding the attack of civilian populations. The Hague Conventions stated that religious buildings, art and science centres, charities, hospitals, and historic monuments, were to be spared as far as possible in a bombardment, unless they were being used for military purposes. The Hague Conventions also prohibited the employment of "arms, projectiles, or material calculated to cause unnecessary suffering".

When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees . . . ~ Deuteronomy 20:19

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Mitsuo Fuchida ~ From Pearl Harbour to Calvary

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Mitsuo Fuchida (1902-1976) is best known for leading the devastating air attack on Pearl Harbour, 7 December 1941. After the war, Fuchida became a Christian Evangelist, who conducted Evangelistic outreaches throughout Japan, the United States and Europe.

Japanese Naval Aviator

Mitsuo FuchidaFuchida was the son of the Master of the Primary School in Kashihara. His grandfather was a Samurai. Mitsuo Fuchida entered the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy in 1921, graduated as a mid-shipman in 1924, was promoted to Ensign in 1925, and sub-Lieutenant in 1927. He specialised in horizontal bombing and gained combat experience during the Sino-Japanese War, when he was assigned to the aircraft carrier, Kaga, in 1929. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander in 1936, he was accepted into the Naval Staff College and joined the aircraft carrier Akagi in 1939, as Commander of the Air Group.

Attack on Pearl Harbour

In October 1941, Fuchida Take off to Shokakuwas made Commander. Under the command of Vice Admiral Nagumo, with 6 aircraft carriers, and 423 aircraft, Commander Fuchida was responsible for the co-ordination of the aerial attack on the US Pacific Fleet. He was in the first wave of 183 dive-bombers, torpedo-bombers, level-bombers and fighters, which took off from carriers 370 km North of Oahu and targeted the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbour. At 07:40 (Hawaiian Standard Time), Fuchida ordered "Tenkai!" ("Take attack position!"), slid back the canopy of his Nakajima Kate torpedo bomber and fired a green flare to signal attack. He then instructed his radio operator to send the coded signal "To, to, to" ("strike!").

Tora! Tora! Tora!

At 7:53, Fuchida sent the code words "Tora!

Tora! Tora!" back to the carrier Akagi, the flagship, to report that complete surprise had been achieved. Tora was the acronym for Tosugeki Raigeki (torpedo attack) and in Japanese Tora means Tiger.

Attack at Dawn

Japan attackWhen the attack on Pearl Harbour hit, at 7:55am, many American sailors, or soldiers, were on leave, or sleeping late. 7 Battleships were lined up on battleship row. The Oklahoma capsized. The West Virginia and California was sunk. The Nevada was damaged

and beached near the mouth of Pearl Harbour. Tennessee, Maryland and Pennsylvania were damaged. 10 Other ships were sunk or seriously damaged. The Arizona sank with 2,000 sailors on board, after a stupendous explosion of its forward magazine. (Just 8 days earlier, the American’s had published a picture of the Arizona with the words: "It is significant that despite the claims of air enthusiasts, no battleship has yet been sunk by bombs." Pride goes before a fall.)

As the first wave returned to the carriers, Fuchida remained over the target to access damage and to observe the second wave attack. He returned to his carrier only after the secnd wave had completed its mission. 21 large flack holes were found in his aircraft, the main control wires were barely holding together and it is incredible that he survived so many hits to his aircraft. The Japanese lost 29 aircraft in the attack on Pearl Harbour. The US Pacific Fleet lost 21 ships – including almost every battleship – 188 aircraft destroyed, another 159 damaged and 2,403 lives lost. In Fuchida’s Memoirs, he remarks being upset by the Admiral’s cancelling of the third wave attack, which would have destroyed Pearl Harbour’s fuel tanks and dry dock facilities. Pearl Harbour bombing"I was upset and thought, ‘What stupidity!’ But the decision belonged to the Commander. It would not do any good if I complained.". Years later, Fuchida said that while he mourned those who died aboard the USS Arizona and other ships, he did not regret his role in the Pearl Harbour attack. It was war, he said. After the successful Pearl Harbour attack, Fuchida was granted an audience with the Emperor.

Wounded at Midway

On 19 February 1942, Fuchida led the first of two waves of 188 aircraft in an air raid on Darwin, Australia. On 5 April, he led another series of air attacks against the Royal Navy bases in Ceylon. In June 1942, Fuchida was recovering from an emergency shipboard appendectomy, when he was wounded at the Battle of Midway. He was on the ship’s bridge during the morning attacks by US aircraft. As Akagi was hit, a chain reaction from the burning fuel and live bombs began the destruction of the ship. An explosion threw him to the deck and he broke his ankle.

A Hand of Protection

Captain FuchidaAfter recuperation Fuchida spent the rest of the war as a staff officer. Two weeks before the American invasion of Guam, Fuchida was ordered to Tokyo. When the Japanese failed to repel the invasion, Vice Admiral Kakuta and his staff chose Seppuku, the Samurai suicide ritual of disembowelment. "Again the sword of death had missed me only by inches." Fuchida declared. "What did it mean?"

Hiroshima Bombing

The day before the first atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, he was in that city to attend a conference. A long distance call from naval headquarters required him to return to Tokyo. As he ate breakfast in Yamato, 200km away, Fuchida learned that everyone he had been working with in Hiroshima had perished in the atomic explosion. The day after the atomic bombing, he returned to Hiroshima to access the damage. All of the members of Fuchida’s party died of radiation poisoning, but Fuchida exhibited no symptoms. Each of the Officers who had accompanied Fuchida, to investigate the devastation in Hiroshima, showed strange signs of illness. One by one they died through radiation poisoning. As Fuchida returned to Kashirhara, to help his wife raise their children, he was depressed: "Life had no taste, or meaning… I had missed death so many times and for what. What did it all mean?"

War Crimes Trials

Picture1After the war, Fuchida was called to testify at the trials of Japanese military leaders. When General Douglas McArthur summoned Fuchida to testify in the Tokyo War Crimes trials, Captain Fuchida was disgusted and declared that everyone should know that "War was war" and that cruel acts occurred on both sides. The petty vindictiveness of the Allies infuriated him and he denounced the "victor’s justice."

Love For One’s Enemies

In 1947, he met his former flight engineer, Kazuo Kanegasaki, who he thought had died in the Battle of Midway. However Kanegasaki reported that a young Christian woman, Peggy Covell, had cared for them, in the prison camps, despite her Missionary parents having been killed by Japanese soldiers on the Island of Panay, in the Philippines. Peggy Covell’s parents were Missionary teachers in Japan until 1939. They then relocated to the Philippines. The Japanese conquered the Philippines in 1941. They beheaded both of Peggy’s parents on Sunday morning, 19 December 1943. To Fuchida, this love for one’s enemies was inexplicable as the Bushido code required revenge against the murder of one’s parents to restore honour. He became obsessed with trying to understand why anyone would treat their enemies with kindness and forgiveness.

Inspiring Example

The Covell FamilyThe extraordinary example of Peggy Covell and Jacob De Shazer inspired Fuchida to know more about the God of the Christians. When Japanese Prisoners of War asked the young 18-year old Peggy Covell why she volunteered to help them, her reply was: "Because Japanese soldiers killed my parents." When Peggy considered her parent’s sacrificial service for the Kingdom of God, and their love for the Japanese people, she was convinced that she must continue their Mission, reaching Japanese for Christ. As Fuchida researched from every source in the Philippines that knew the Covells, he learned that they had been forced to their knees by their captives and they had prayed together as they were about to be beheaded. They had prayed for the Japanese!

Literature Evangelism

In 1948, as Fuchida was passing by the bronze statue of Hachiko at the Shibuya station, he was handed a pamphlet about the life of Jacob De Shazer, a member of the Doolittle Raid, who was captured when his B-25 bomber ran out of fuel in occupied China. In the pamphlet: "I was a Prisoner of Japan", De Shazer, a former US Army Air Force staff sergeant and bombardier, related his testimony of imprisonment, torture and awakening to God.

Doolittle Raid Bombers

DoolittleJacob De Shazer was the bombardier of B-25 No.16. After taking off from USS Hornet and dropping bombs on Nagoya, Japan, they flew to China, but ran out of fuel over Japanese controlled China. They were captured after parachuting to the ground. De Shazer was imprisoned for 40 months, 34 of these months in solitary confinement. He was beaten, malnourished and 3 of his crew were executed by firing squad. The fourth member, Lt. Bob Meder died of starvation. After 25 months of hating his captives, a Bible came into his hands, for only three weeks, but it changed his life completely. He began to learn Japanese and to treat his captives with respect. He resolved to bring the Message of Christ to Japan. After returning to the USA, De Shazer attended Seattle Pacific College and returned to Japan to preach the Gospel. He established a church in Nagoya, the very city he had bombed years before. Fuchida became intrigued with the Christian Faith. The shocking examples of Christians able to forgive their enemies staggered Fuchida. "That’s when I met Jesus. Looking back I can see now that the Lord had laid His hand upon me so that I might serve Him."

The Power of the Printed Page

Fuchida read the tract on the spot and on the train he saw an advertisement for a book with the same title. When he disembarked, he headed for a book store and purchased it. De Shazer’s story engrossed Fuchida. Determined to understand what had motivated De Shazer, Fuchida bought a Bible from a Japanese man on the street. When he read "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:24), Fuchida realised that this was what the Covells had been praying before their execution.

Faith Comes From Hearing the Word of God

In 1949, Fuchida purchased a Bible at the same Shibuyu station where he had received a pamphlet. As he read the Gospels he came to understand the reason for the life of forgiveness and mercy that motivated Peggy and Jacob. It was the crucifixion of Jesus and His Words in the Gospel: "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." On 14th April 1950, he surrendered to Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour.

The Power of God

By the time he had completed reading the Gospel of Luke, Fuchida had become a Christian. He knew no Christians, but now he began to declare himself to be a Christian. As Christianity was considered the "occupation religion" in Japan, this brought him much reproach from his former friends and family. Pietsch and Glenn Wagner, of the Pocket Testament League of Japan met with Fuchida and encouraged him to join them in open air outreach.

Open Air Preaching

Open air preachingIn the business section of Osaka, as the Americans stood to speak, fewer than 40 Japanese would stop to listen. But when Fuchida, Hero of Pearl Harbour, was introduced, the crowd swelled rapidly. Rush hour traffic stopped. Hundreds gathered, even the police listened in.

Japan for Christ

This was the beginning of Fuchida’s new career as an Evangelist. Soon he filled an auditorium in Osaka, 500 Japanese came forward at that rally. Almost every newspaper in Japan reported on it: He described his conversion as "It was like having the sun rise." He preached against Japanese-egocentrism and xenophobia. Like Paul on Mars Hill (Acts 17:16-34), he used Japanese cultural examples to communicate the Gospel of Christ. Captain Fuchida went from being a vital part of Japan’s military attack on the United States, to being a vital part of God’s Missionary offensive into the hearts, minds and souls of Japanese, and later Americans and Europeans too.

Fuchida and De Shazer

In May 1950, Fuchida and De Shazer met for the first time. In May he visited De Shazer, knocked on his door and said: "I have desired to meet you, Mr De Shazer. My name is Mitsuo Fuchida." De Shazer recognised the name and said: "Come in! Come in!" The former enemies embraced as brothers in Christ.

War Author

MidwayIn 1951, Fuchida published an account ofpicture the Battle of Midway and in 1952 he toured the United States as a member of the Worldwide Christian Missionary Army of Sky Pilots. In February 1954, Readers Digest published Fuchida’s story of the attack on Pearl Harbour. Fuchida wrote – From Pearl Harbour to Golgotha (later renamed – From Pearl Harbour to Calvary) and a 1955 expansion of his book: Midway – The Battle that Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy Story. His autobiography – For That One Day, The Memoirs of Mitsuo Fuchida, Commander of the Attack on Pearl Harbour, was published in Japan 2007 and translated into English and published in 2011.

The Turning Point

In Midway: The Battle that Doomed Japan, Fuchida wrote: "Five minutes! Who would have believed that the tide of battle would shift in that brief interval of time? …We have been caught flat-footed in the most vulnerable position possible, decks loaded with planes armed and fuelled for attack."

Courage and Self-Sacrifice

Fuchida turned down an offer from the Japanese government to organise their new Air Force, he faced down an angry pilot who pulled a knife and threatened to kill him. This man later came to Christ. Fuchida ministered in prisons and led people to Christ, even in the cells of condemned murderers. He formed Calvary Clubs in prisons.

The Blood of the Martyrs

Mitsuo Fuchida related the testimony of Peggy Covell and her brave parents all over Japan. He quoted her testimony: "But the Holy Spirit has washed away my hatred and has replaced it with love." The Covells had gone to their death singing hymns joyfully and praying for the conversion of their enemies. The Blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church. Mitsuo Fuchida was one of the fruit of their Faith.

Fuchida spent the rest of his life as an Evangelist, taking the Gospel of Christ throughout Japan, the United States of America and Europe.

Dr. Peter Hammond

Reformation Society
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
Tel: 021-689-4480,

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J Bay Winter Fest 2015 Evangelism

13  Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
~ Matthew 7:13,14

Jeffreys Bay Winter Fest LogoThe Jeffreys Bay Winter Fest 2015 was scheduled from 8-19 July in South Africa. The various sporting codes would be the World Surf League (WSL) Open, the Billabong Junior Series surfing, Core Sokkie Joll skateboarding, Funduro, MTB, Cold Water swimming, and other events.

Gary had travelled down from Pietermaritzburg in KZN to Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape on Monday July 13 and returned July 20 – a total round trip with the seed-sower of 2094.7kms. GOD was gracious in providing safe travels all round ~ Hallelujah!

Thankful for the hospitality of missionary church-planters Dave and Pam Webster who lovingly opened their home for the preaching of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and the wonderful fellowship enjoyed together. We are also thankful for all the prayers that have been offered before the Throne of Grace and especially to Living Hope Baptist Church and JBay Bible Church and also by the brethren on Facebook. Gary met with two Brothers from JBay Bible Church on Tuesday July 14 who were willing to come out of their comfort zones to make Gospel tract distribution and confront the fear of man by having evangelistic conversations down at the main WSL Open surfing event. It was a real challenge first day up-on-the-box and with Jancey and Jaycee experiencing first hand the wiles of the enemy – that serpent the devil – against the preaching of the cross! We set up outside theGary outside the main entrance perimeter fencing of the WSL event’s site – knowing full well the legal restrictions and where public property was – but it was just a matter of minutes before complaints were made to the local WSL organisers/security who tried to summarily shut down the preaching ministry. However, Gary knew our constitutional rights to freedom of speech, expression, and to associate or disassociate with any person as well as the freedom of religion.

Preaching the cross! We were preaching the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, a message of hope, warning of two ways in life, a narrow way that leads to eternal life and a broad way that leads to eternal damnation in Hell (see Matthew 7:13,14), when we were then confronted by various persons wanting to stop the Word of GOD being made known on Da Gama Road outside the world renowned Supertubes! Whilst the preaching of the gospel is the power of GOD unto salvation to those that believe,

16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. ~ Romans 1:16

the preaching of the cross is also foolishness to them that are perishing,

18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. ~ 1 Corinthians 1:18

Please note that while ministers of the Gospel are out on the streets at worldly events, we are not there to “pick a fight”, but to make known a Redeemer who can save the souls of unbelievers from an eternity in Hell, because of their wilful evil and wicked sin against their Creator! We speak the Truth in love (see Ephesians 4:15). Whilst most souls in attendance at these events do not wish to hear the Word of God being proclaimed, it does not excuse them from appearing before the Judgment Seat of Jesus Christ and to give an accounting of their lives upon earth according to the books which will be opened (see Revelation 20:11-15), as it is written:

27  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28  So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. ~ Hebrews 9:27,28

Needless to say, the preaching continued and the following testimony by Brother Jaycee is evident that our labour and stand in boldness was not in vain:

One of the biggest challenges that one can face is standing boldly for your faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Fear of man is one of those things that seems to get to even the strongest among our brothers.

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time with Gary at the J Bay Open. While the event is in the world media due to the shark encounter, it will stick in my mind forever for the right reasons.

Gary and two of us went to the event to share the gospel on Tuesday. There was some commotion with the organizers as they felt that spreading the gospel should not be done there, but Gary stood strong and – he continued to do what he does best – preached.

I handed out some tracts, although the opportunity to have a one on one conversation with someone did not come my way, I had the privilege to observe how the message of the gospel affected the passersby. It was heartbreaking to see a young boy, about 11 years old, heckle and shout that there is no God. He was aggressive and had a lot to say about the man preaching, when my brother gave him and his friend one of the “What If” tracts, he tore his up immediately and ripped his friend’s out of his hand and tore it up too. He was part of a group of young people, and there was this girl, somewhat older that was part of this group, she came closer and spent a while listening intently to what was being said. The rest of the group called her to sit with them, about 15m away. I watched her, and my heart was so glad to see how she repositioned her body, tilted her head to make sure she could still hear what Gary was saying.

There [also] was this one guy that shouted from a distance that Gary should stop screaming at him, and then the surfer dude that I thought was a real beach bum (the danger of taking a book by its cover) he walked past and loudly said, “Preach It Brother!!” It is amazing to see the different responses from the people when they are faced with the truth. There was a young mother that stood next to me and listened to the word for a long time. When she left she asked me to thank Gary.

Back at home that afternoon, I reflected on the day and was overcome with the power there is in an outreach like that morning, we will never know who heard and to who’s conscience was spoken. There is power in spreading the gospel this way.

I only came to know how the ministry works and how important it is, when two days later I parked my car about 50m away from the spot we whereat, and the car guard greeted me with “Morning pastor” although I am not a pastor, it just showed that even if we did not see him that day he was reached. As I walked toward the gate another car guard shouted, “Yes for Jesus.” As long as we just do what is commanded and spread the Gospel, there will be ears to hear.


Jaycee Compaan – Du Toit

Marina Martinique Which brings us to the WSL Open Final and the “shark attack” on Australian Mick Fanning. Whilst much speculation can be given as to the shark attack, let me tell you what GOD’s Word tells us. GOD is in control of all things. And whilst the organisers/security tried to silence on Tuesday afore-stated the preaching of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all (see Acts 10:36), for every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father (see Philippians 2:10,11), all the happenings that unfolded were GOD ordained. HE controlled the weather, even the rainy conditions over most of the week and the lack of favourable surfing conditions, to the very last act of HIS grace towards Mick Fanning that the Australian was not harmed showing HIS goodness, as we can read:

39  See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. 
40  For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
41  If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
42  I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
43  Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people. ~ Deuteronomy 32:39-43

16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. ~ Colossians 1:16,17

28  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. ~ 1 Corinthians 14:28

11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: ~ Ephesians 1:11

Are You Ready? The question posed, not only to Mick Fanning, but to every single person on planet earth, is: Are YOU Ready? If YOU should die, are you ready to stand before the Judgment Seat of GOD Almighty, the Lord Jesus Christ? The Scriptures are clear that if you die unredeemed by the Lamb of GOD who taketh away the sins of the world, who lay down HIS life and was bruised for our iniquity, who paid our fine that is deserving of death and eternity in Hell with HIS precious blood as a substitutionary atonement for our wretched sins, if you have not the righteousness of GOD through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ upon the cross and by HIS death and resurrection, you will stand condemned and worthy of eternal punishment in the lake of fire which is the second death! Friend, you are not guaranteed tomorrow. Life can be taken at any moment in time. Mick Fanning was fortunate his soul was not required of him on Sunday July 19, 2015, and that GOD – the Only True and Living GOD YHVH – was gracious and mercifully gave a warning, not only to Mick Fanning, but to every eye witness who saw the events unfolding live on international television, and to those also fortunate enough to have heard the preaching of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ at Jeffreys Bay. Don’t be mocking as the Australian spectator (?) was on Tuesday July 14, 2015, who said the Bible is metaphorical implying it cannot be trusted, or the incidences mentioned here-above, for it is written:

7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. ~ Galatians 6:7 

Not even “heroic works” seen as good deeds, for example those done by fellow Australian and JBay Open finalist Julian Wilson and/or the water safety team will help a person before the Great White Throne Judgment Seat. Good deeds do not help with one’s salvation. Only whether you are born-again (see John 3:3,7) by the Spirit of God will help. So, TODAY repent and believe and be saved. Do you not know that GOD worketh repentance to those HE calls? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17)

8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9  Not of works, lest any man should boast. ~ Ephesians 2:8,9

Man can think he has control over his life, but GOD ordains everything – including when you will enter eternity, so do make absolutely sure that you are ready to face the Judge of the Universe Who is a Perfect, Holy, Righteous, Good GOD . . .

> Mick Fanning Shark Attack

> Competition Called Off: Surfers React to Shark Attack

Whilst all the events were taking place in and around Jeffreys Bay in cold, windy and wet weather, the fellowship and worship with like-minded GOD loving believers were priceless. Besides a lengthy discussion with a young surfer at Supertubes named Francois, the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ was also shared with car guards – one being Vuyani who wanted to know more, young children and teenagers like Bruce who wanted prayer both spiritual and for physical healing from a sport’s injury, and some young adult men – Wayne, Stevelin, Jaydrian and Zane – who were hanging out shooting hoops at a basketball court and who heard the Gospel and were challenged. The evangelism and fellowship was not only about the JBay Winter Fest – it went a whole lot wider and further and we give all our praises to our Most High GOD for that! Please do keep all in prayer for their salvation, which salvation is of GOD! The week ended with sweet fellowship and worship at JBBC.

Aljeo throwing some air JBay Heat 4Waiting to preach ChristMick Fanning and a shark at JBay on July 19, 2015JBay SupertubesMain beach basketball courtL to R: Wayne, Stevelin, Jaydrian and ZaneJB03Michel Bourez JBay Heat 4

In closing, to all the various religious and spiritual persons out here in cyberspace reading this article, know this . . . the Son of GOD, the manifestation of GOD the Creator (see John 1:1,2,14) made it abundantly clear when HE said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6). 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)

46  And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47  And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
~ Luke 24:46,47; thus saith Yeshua haMeshiach [Jesus the Christ] Who is King of kings, Lord of lords and GOD above all man-made gods! 


Barack Obama: An anti-christ’s Sexual Agenda

16  Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? ~ Psalm 94:16

Matthew 7:1 ~ How people in our world "read" the Bible today! Can and should Christians judge? The world – and even some Christians – might shout out something along the lines of “Do not judge lest ye be judged!” or “Judge not!” or “You have no right to judge me/another; only God can judge me/them!” These retorts misquote Matthew 7:1! In fact the Word of God is clear when it says in context that when you judge make sure you judge not hypocritically when you too are in violation of God’s commands. Our Lord Jesus Christ made it abundantly clear that we should judge, but make sure you judge righteously – that would be according to God’s Holy Word and not according to one’s own opinions! The Scripture is very clear,

24  Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. ~ John 7:24

Do you not know that every single day people make judgments as to what is right or wrong, where to study, what to do, how to do it, which job to accept, etc, etc? So to say to a Christian you have no right to judge, have you not just judged the person about judging? The reason why Christians will bring to the attention and knowledge of a rebellious person those things being done in violation of their Creator’s commands is an act of love and concern for that person’s eternal wellbeing! We live in a time when the ‘god’ of this world would want people to remain in their rebellious condition as he, Satan, is using men to blaspheme The Almighty, YHVH the Creator, through wickedness. It is evident from the sign of these times as can be read in Matthew 24 that we are fast approaching the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. At the same time we are also seeing the evidences that this generation are a generation of lovers of self, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God and outright God-haters. As a result we are seeing and experiencing the abominable works of Satan manifesting in greater wickedness than at any time before in history, and evil and wicked men are the tools being used by the devil to carry out his work of blaspheming the only righteous and true God Who declares that He is the LORD and there is no other ‘God’ beside Him, as we read ~

4  Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he. ~ Isaiah 41:4

6  Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. 
7  And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them. 
8  Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any. ~ Isaiah 44:6-8

5  I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: 
6  That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. ~ Isaiah 45:5,6

22  Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. ~ Isaiah 45:22

Rules to "Pushing The Agenda" We now address the wretched sins of homosexuality, same-sex marriages, sexual education of our children and pornography that are ad nauseatingly being forced upon everyone as godly moral standards are trashed in favour of wretched, perverse  immorality! A stern warning comes to mind:

20  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ~ Isaiah 5:20

These afore-stated issues are global issues where nations around the world are pushing sexual agendas, homosexuality and the redefining of “marriage” in accordance with man’s wicked and ungodly legislation. This is not just something that has happened overnight, but it has been a calculated collective agenda of the Obama Administration. The agenda is carried out as follows – nations are bullied into following the Obama Administration in their slide into decadence, and if poorer nations do not follow the homosexual revolution coming out of the White House and from Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the poorer nations are blackmailed and threatened that they will not receive financial and humanitarian aid in the form of the U.S. Greenback. Being bullied by a “bigger, stronger and powerful” playground bully it is inevitable the weaker, spineless nations circum out of the political pressure exerted upon them and by their own greed for fraudulent “financial aid” succumbing to the Luciferian one-world order agenda being dictated by their U.S. overlords. It is Luciferian because their actions are anti-christ, not according to God’s Holy Word!

Demonic Blasphemy The Obama Sexual Agenda Revolution is geared to destroy and wipe-out humanity in order to fit with their greedy, heinous requirements of the One World Order. Sound fanciful? Do not be deceived! What is perceived to be “freedoms of the people” is actually genocide of the masses. The Sexual Rights Movement, Cultural Imperialism masquerading as “democracy”, destroys nations by destroying the Biblical foundation of family which is society’s building block, and what heinous way than to “redefine marriage” in homosexuality! It is their godless way of deceiving the masses by pandering to the abominable wickedness of the homosexual community who are in fact in the minority!

There is a more sinister way through the Obama Sexual Agenda Revolution and that is through promoting pornography and its wretched evils that cause people to commit sin and the heinous crimes that follow, i.e. rape, child molestation, abuse of women and children, incest, bestiality, human trafficking, murder and drug addictions, etc. These heinous acts manifest in and through the greedy and lustful promotion of pornography. Daily the statistics change and it is estimated that the pornographic industry is worth $97.06 Billion. According to the Source: Family Safe Media, the Pornography Time Statistics read as follows:

  • Every second $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography
  • Every second 28,258 internet users are viewing pornography
  • Every second 372 users are typing adult search terms into search engines
  • Every 39 minutes a new pornographic video is being created in the United States

If Obama and his administration, together with the world wide community were serious in fighting the scourge of lust and heinous crimes related to the pornographic industry that can be found on the internet, in adult sex shops and even some “family” stores, as well as fighting the evils of human trafficking, they would willingly implement Internet Service Provider (ISP) Tier 1 filtering of all entry/exit points for data entering and leaving their countries and also legislate stricter vice laws. But the reality is, is that the politicians are looking after their own greedy interests which lines their own pockets than the welfare of their constituent citizenry and therefore these moral safeguards are never implemented. 

Homosexual mockery against God using His covenant rainbow As a result children are exposed to these evils and can readily access pornography on their cellular and iPhones. Whilst on the one hand people decry the sexualizing of children and child pornography, human-trafficking and paedophilia, the Obama Sexual Agenda Revolution, and all his foreign national sheeple, encourage the sexualizing of our children in and through the school education systems. Even here in South Africa young children can engage in consensual sexual activities from twelve (12) years of age and up although it is generally accepted that the legal age of consent for sex or any related sexual act is sixteen (16) years of age. In terms of the school sexual education programmes children are desensitized to accept homosexual relationships and even encouraged to participate in them when it is against normal moral practices to do that which is against nature. God created male and female to be united in union and to procreate. So is it with the animal kingdom that a male and a female beast can bring forth after its own kind. Nowhere is it possible for a man to produce with a man in the act of sodomy, neither can a female produce with a female in the act of lesbianism. The only way to describe sex between same sex partners is perversion, a sick and depraved sexual act that is against nature and which is an abomination before the God of Creation YHVH!

Homosexuals are not born homosexual. It is a lifestyle and a choice. In one word: SIN.

In accordance with the Family Watch International OHCHR Report on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, the opening paragraph reads as follows:

In November of 2011 the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), as mandated by the Human Rights Council, released a report (A/HRC/19/41) addressing “Discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.” Unfortunately, rather than focus on preventing violence against LGBT people, which was the intent of the Human Rights Council’s mandate, the report builds on the Commissioner’s 2010-2011 strategic plan to have the world “embrace sexual minorities.”[1] The report does this by falsely claiming that international human rights law requires UN Member States to mainstream acceptance of LGBT behavior in every aspect of society, allegedly to prevent “discrimination.”

The purpose of this brief is to show how the OHCHR report presents a grave threat to national sovereignty, parental rights, cultural and moral values, religious liberty, and public health and safety of UN Member States. This brief will also provide facts to counteract a number of the false claims and harmful recommendations in the OHCHR report. . . .

[1 See Family Watch International Policy Brief on The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 2010-2011 Strategic Plan.]

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In the same preceding report the following is a quote that deals with the forced sexual education that takes place in schools that are taking the rights of parents away from raising their children as they deem morally appropriate. It is wondered whether the so-called liberal LGBT activists who shout out that Christians are “hateful, unloving and racist” in their absolute moral standards, according to God’s perfect standard as contained in His Holy Word, how these LGBT activists – which include the majority of the atheist community – would react to their adolescent/teenage sons and daughters being sexually violated by homosexuals and paedophiles? Surely one cannot decry this behaviour which one condones? Here is the quote that reveals what is being done in the name of “education” the world over:

Comprehensive Sexuality Education Should Not Be a Part of the Right to Education

Paragraph 61 of the OHCHR report states: “The right to education includes the right to receive comprehensive, accurate and age-appropriate information regarding human sexuality in order to ensure young people have access to information needed to lead healthy lives, make informed decisions and protect themselves and others from sexually-transmitted infections” (emphasis added). Exactly what type of “comprehensive human sexuality education” are we talking about?

In a footnote, the OHCHR report refers to the UNESCO International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education, which contains highly inappropriate comprehensive sexuality education standards.[19] As advocated by several UN agencies and activists, comprehensive sexuality education has been known to include explicit, graphic explanations and illustrations of homosexual sex; encourage promiscuity among youth; promote condom use, as 100 percent safe; and encourage masturbation as healthy, among other issues. (See Family Watch’s special report on comprehensive sexuality education.[20]) Here are a few recent examples of the impact of comprehensive sexuality education when implemented in schools:

  • In Switzerland, a school board introduced a “sex box” into the curriculum for four-year-olds.[21] The box contains “fabric models of human genitalia in order to teach them that ‘contacting body parts can be pleasurable.’” As a result of over 3,000 parental protests, school officials changed the name of the box but refused to change its contents or the related curriculum.
  • In the United States, California has added the mandatory study of gay and lesbian history to its core education curriculum.
  • When gay marriage was instituted in Massachusetts, schools began to freely teach children as young as five years old that gay and lesbian relationships are normal and healthy expressions of love. When parents demanded informed consent for all sexuality education issues and an opportunity for their children to opt out of such instruction, the school board refused. The school’s decision was upheld by U.S. federal courts.

When comprehensive sexuality education becomes a mandatory part of a school curriculum, parental power to direct the moral and religious upbringing of their children is seriously or completely undermined, as evidenced by the Massachusetts case. Furthermore, this radical education encourages sexual activity and experimentation from a young age. When early sexual experimentation occurs, there is an increase in serious mental and physical health problems among young people, including sexual addictions, sexually transmitted infections, teenage pregnancies, future marriage problems, poverty, and any number of other related social ills such as increased drug and alcohol abuse and suicide.[22]

[19 See Family Watch’s policy brief on these guidelines found at http://www.familywatchinternational.org/fwi/documents/fwipolicybriefunesco_REVISED_ after_new_guidelines_000.pdf
20 Special Report, Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Sexual Rights vs. Sexual Health, available at http://www.familywatchinternational.org/fwi/documents/Special_Report_CSE_Revised_1 _12.pdf.
21 Hilary White, ‘Sex Box’ for Swiss Kindergarteners Has Genitalia Toys: Will Teach Sexuality Is Pleasurable, LifeSiteNews.com (August 25, 2011),
22 For evidence of how early sexual experimentation leads to some of these social ills, see Robert E. Rector, et al., The Harmful Effects of Early Sexual Activity and Multiple Sexual Partners Among Women: A Book of Charts 11 (2003), available at
http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2003/pdf/wm303.pdf; Scott DeNicola and Jeff Hooten, The High Cost of Promiscuity, Focus on the Family Citizen 6, 6-21 (February 1998).]

Our children are in reality not being educated, but indoctrinated – “indoctrination” runs counter to the norms and values of a society’s culture – to fit with the political sexual agenda for world domination! More and more it is noted that when it comes to religious rights being contested by sexual rights, the courts are more and more ruling in favour of the sexual rights’ brigade even though religious rights are specifically protected by national legislation in the form of The Constitution. Christian parents’ moral rights in raising their children, as well as also our consciences, are being violated by national legal justices in favour of abominable homosexual rights. The Scriptures are very clear as to what is considered to be a violation of God’s Holy Law – which far exceeds the laws promulgated by mere men – when we read as follows:

Leviticus 18

1  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 
2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God. 
3  After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. 
4  Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God. 
5  Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD. 
6  None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD. 
7  The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 
8  The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness. 
9  The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover. 
10  The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness. 
11  The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 
12  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s sister: she is thy father’s near kinswoman. 
13  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister: for she is thy mother’s near kinswoman. 
14  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt. 
15  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son’s wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 
16  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother’s wife: it is thy brother’s nakedness. 
17  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness. 
18  Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time. 
19  Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness. 
20  Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her. 
21  And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. 
22  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 
23  Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. 
24  Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 
25  And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. 
26  Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you: 
27  (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;) 
28  That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. 
29  For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. 
30  Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God. ~ Leviticus 18:1-30

In the preceding Scriptures the violation of sexual abominations are recorded, viz. Incest (vv.7-16), Fornication of near of kinswomen / marriage of wife’s sister (vv.17-18), Menstruation (v.19), Adultery (v.20), Homosexuality (v.22) and Bestiality (v.23). These are prohibited sexual acts that God Almighty forbids so His creation would not sin against Him and incur His wrath. Yet, today wicked pornographers promote the abominable debauchery of all of the above in direct defiance of God’s moral judgments, statutes and ordinances known as His commandments!

Leviticus 18:22 KJBLeviticus 20:13 

These very despicable sexual activities, although some national legislation do find them illegal, the reality is that the readily availability of these depraved sexual acts can be accessed via the internet, mobile phones and iPads, etc – not only by “consenting” adults, but also by under-aged children! Whilst Interpol and other vice fighting law-enforcement agencies might fight the scourge of child pornography and human trafficking, world governments “turn-a-blind-eye” to the bullying power of the Obama ‘Sexual Agenda’ Administration! If anyone disagrees with this allegation, then read the following memorandums:

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The Department of State’s Accomplishments Promoting the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

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Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

December 6, 2011

“Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights, once and for all.”

–Secretary Hillary Clinton, June 2010, Washington, D.C.

Human rights are inalienable and belong to every person, no matter who that person is or whom that person loves. Since January 2009, Secretary Clinton has directed the Department to champion a comprehensive human rights agenda—one that includes the protection of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The Department uses its full range of diplomatic and development tools to press for the elimination of violence and discrimination against LGBT people worldwide, particularly those forced to flee their homes or countries.

The Department continues to counter efforts globally that discriminate against, criminalize, and penalize members of the LGBT community. The United States recognizes the unflagging efforts and courage of advocates and organizations fighting to promote equality and justice around the world, especially in countries where doing so puts their lives and their families at risk. At the same time, U.S. personnel policies must protect the human rights of all LGBT people, and consular and other tools must be used to provide equal access and equal rights to LGBT people.

U.S. leadership on advancing human rights for LGBT people is consistent with the Obama Administration’s policy of principled engagement with the world and our commitment to uphold universal standards that apply to everyone. By supporting the inherent dignity of each person we help to foster a just world for all people and we lead by example, enhancing U.S. strategic interests as we advance our values.

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Presidential Memorandum — International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons


SUBJECT: International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons

The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States commitment to promoting human rights. I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world whether it is passing laws that criminalize LGBT status, beating citizens simply for joining peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or killing men, women, and children for their perceived sexual orientation. That is why I declared before heads of state gathered at the United Nations, "no country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere." Under my Administration, agencies engaged abroad have already begun taking action to promote the fundamental human rights of LGBT persons everywhere. Our deep commitment to advancing the human rights of all people is strengthened when we as the United States bring our tools to bear to vigorously advance this goal.

The advancement of human rights for LGBT persons as per the Obama Administration has now gone beyond protecting them from violent acts perpetrated against the LGBT community. True Christians do not condone violence of any nature against any person group, race, sex or religion. However, the legalised “human rights of LGBT persons” now violate the very human rights of Christians and other people groups. What was morally accepted as a violation against God’s Holy Law, as recent as the 1950s, is now seen as “moral” in all its depraved immorality and peoples’ consciences are being violated by foolish judges and lawmakers who lack true wisdom, knowledge and understanding due to their lack of a godly fear for the Judge of the Universe, their Creator!

KJV Bible and the Constitution If the Government . . .

On June 26, 2015, further judgment came to the United States of America. The U.S. Supreme Court’s unelected judges, with their 5-4 vote mandating the 50 States to redefine marriage, have got it totally wrong just as the courts got abortion totally wrong 42 years ago with Roe v. Wade. The five unelected judges do not have the power to change the truth about marriage or the truth about the Constitution of “We the People . . . .” According to God – His definition still stands and the opinions of the five “Court-Jesters” have incurred God’s wrath unless they repent and plead for His forgiveness. Man-appointed judges will also stand before Almighty God on the Day of Judgment and receive perfect Justice from the Judge of the Universe!

Further, according to the STOP the Sexualization of Children! website the Sexual Agenda is to destroy young lives and not free them! Here is what appears at the website (when viewing this website please visit the link buttons on the left to get the full picture):

STOP the Sexualization of Children!

The Definition of and Philosophy Behind
Comprehensive Sexuality Education

While there is not one universal definition of "comprehensive sexuality education" (CSE) and what it includes, CSE is a highly controversial, "rights-based" approach to sex education that encompasses a great deal more than just teaching children and youth about sexual intercourse and human reproduction. Developed in the West, primarily in the United States, CSE is now being implemented in most countries around the world.

Comprehensive sexuality education programs seek to change society by changing sexual and gender norms and teaching youth to advocate for their sexual rights. Most CSE programs promote acceptance of diverse sexual identities and orientations and enlist youth in combating “homophobia” and "heterosexism." These CSE programs have an almost obsessive focus on sexual pleasure, instructing children and youth at the earliest ages on how to obtain sexual pleasure in a variety of ways. Some programs even encourage sexual exploration for children as young as age five.

Planned Parenthood, one of the largest purveyors of sexuality education in the United States, explains on their website that sexuality education addresses "values exploration," "safer sex," "sexual attitudes and values," "sexual orientation," and "sexual pleasure."1

The following excerpts are from a presentation at a parallel event given during the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2010 by Dr. Miriam Grossman, one of the foremost experts in the United States on sexuality education:2

I’ve discovered that the vision of groups such as Planned Parenthood and SIECUS—the groups at the helm of sexuality education in the U.S.—is not sexual health. It is sexual freedom. These large and powerful organizations believe in sexuality that extends from cradle to grave. They tacitly endorse early sexual activity and multiple partners as well as sexual experimentation, which are the very behaviors that fuel the epidemics of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, abortion and emotional distress.

Those people who practice the lifestyles endorsed by these groups have more doctors’ appointments, not less. . . . I’ve studied the history of sex education and one of the things you need to understand is that sex education is a social movement. Its goal is to change society. That was true 50 years ago when it began, and it’s still true. The objective is to change my society, and now, yours.

Quoting UNESCO’s "International Guidelines on Sexuality Education"3 Dr. Grossman stated,

"One of the learning objectives [of sexuality education] is to "change social norms."4 [Those who advocate for comprehensive sexuality education] envision a world without sexual taboos and restrictions—a world free of Judeo/Christian morality where each individual, regardless of age, should be free to make his or her own sexual choices . . . and no judgment [is] allowed . . . It’s an "anything goes as long as you use a condom" philosophy of sex education."

In other words, comprehensive sexuality education is a recipe for sexual anarchy.

1 Planned Parenthood website.

2 Dr. Miriam Grossman is the author of You’re Teaching My Child What? and Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student. For more information see Dr. Grossman’s website.

3 This is from a draft version of UNESCO’s International Guidelines on Sexuality Education. This version is available here.

4 International Guidelines on Sexuality Education, (Conference Ready Version), p. 26.

Now that the wicked deeds have been revealed, it is only fair that the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ be shared in full. Since the wages of sin bring about death, there is also a gift of God of eternal life, but that is only received through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ – God’s Way and no other way!

We see from the Biblical account in Genesis 18:16-19:29 of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah that God destroyed the wickedness of men caught up in the lifestyle of homosexuality,

24  Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
25  And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. ~ Genesis 19:24,25

God, “. . . the LORD being merciful unto him: . . .” (Genesis 19:16) only saved Lot and his two daughters for even Lot’s wife looked back “. . . and she became a pillar of salt.” (Genesis 19:26).

Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Redeemer and Saviour of the world, confirmed this event during His earthly ministry when He taught on His second coming, saying,

28  Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29  But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
~ Luke 17:28,29

This shows the mercy and wrath of God. His mercy will come before His wrath to those who will hear and repent. We read that foolish men and women will be handed over in their wickedness as we read in the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans:

16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 
17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 
18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 
19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 
20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 
21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 
22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 
23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 
24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 
25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 
26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 
27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 
28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 
29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 
30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 
31  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 
32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. ~ Romans 1:16-32

The Apostle Paul addressing the assembly in Corinth – revealing the problems, pressures and struggles of a church called out of a pagan society – says,

9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:9,10

1 Corinthians 6:9,10He then states the obvious that they were all like this, excluded from inheriting the kingdom of God. In the list of sins is homosexuality and those that are effeminate. Paul then reminds them that they were like that – past tense – and he expounds upon the mercy and grace of God’s salvation by saying,

11  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:11

There certainly is hope for the most hardened of sinners, that God will save them whosoever will respond to His salvation call. God is love and He showed His love,

16  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.
17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 
18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 
19  And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 
20  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 
21  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. ~ John 3:16-21

Our Lord Jesus Christ said unless all persons repent they would all likewise perish. And therefore if you will repent of your wretched sin against your Creator and have your “repentance toward God, and your faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21) the LORD will save you. Scripture tells us,

8  But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 
9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 
11  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 
12  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 
13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 
14  How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 
15  And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 
16  But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 
17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. ~ Romans 10:8-17

Today is the day of salvation. Therefore examine yourself today. For tomorrow is not guaranteed to you,

14  Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. ~ James 4:14

27  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28  So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. ~ Hebrews 9:27,28

7  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 
8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 
9  Not of works, lest any man should boast. 
10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:7-10 

Repent today and be ye saved all the ends of the earth …

Soli Deo Gloria!

Hebrew for Christians

letterchart I have recently found a Hebrew for Christians website that will be found to be very useful in studying and learning to read, write and speak the Hebrew tongue and to also study the etymology, pictographs and history of the language. From a Biblical perspective, from what I have gleaned in a very short period of time whilst studying, you will see how the Hebrew Aleph-Bet (pronounced “ah-lef”-“bate”) has YHVH (GOD) in the very letters and words of His divinely inspired Aleph-Bet. When Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) said that He is the “Aleph and Tav” (Alpha and Omega in Revelation 1:8,11; 21:6; 22:13) He was saying the whole of YHVH’s Word from the first letter to the last letter speaks of Him! This is why no-one, especially modern-day bible translators and publishers, are NOT to add to or diminish from the Word of God! Our Lord Yeshua said,

18  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. ~ Matthew 5:18

17  And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. ~ Luke 16:17

A “jot” is the Strong’s Greek word #2503 iota “. . . of Hebrew origin (the tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet) . . .” which is the Yod (pronounced “Yode” and is an ) and a “tittle” is the Strong’s Greek word #2762 keraia which refers to “. . . something horn-like, i.e. (special) the apex of a Hebrew letter (figurative the least particle).”

What is very helpful is if you have a Hebrew and English Tanakh (Old Testament) and also a Brit Chadashah (New Testament) which you can compare as you study. I have both and the English Scripture portion that runs side-by-side with the Hebrew is the Authorised King James Holy Bible! You can obtain copies for yourself and for distribution among the Jews from:



Joseph House, 1 Bury Mead Road,

Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1RT


What you will also find very helpful is that there are audio links for pronunciations of various Hebrew letters, words and sentences.

Here is an example of the gems of information that will be very helpful to understand YHVH’s historical language and it will be very helpful to you also when it comes to evangelising Jew and Gentile alike. To get a feel for what you can expect, I have copied the first Hebrew letter hereunder:



The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet is called “Aleph” (pronounced “ah-lef”). Aleph has no sound of its own, but usually has a vowel associated with it.

In modern Hebrew, the letter Aleph can appear in three forms:


Manual Print (block)

Notice that the manual print form of Aleph, resembles the book print version – except that the strokes of the lines are all even. You will learn manual print in order to recognize the printed Hebrew letters as they appear in Hebrew texts. You write the manual print version of the letter Aleph according to the following pattern:


The numbered arrows show the order and direction for drawing the lines (the gray rectangle indicates the letter proportions in a graph paper cell).

Hebrew Script (cursive)

Manual print is important to learn to help you recognize printed Hebrew type; however, handwritten communication is normally written using Hebrew cursive. You write the cursive version of the letter Aleph according to the following pattern:


Write the letter from right to left, beginning with the stroke labelled 1 and then to the stroke labelled 2.


Write the letter Aleph (from right to left) in both manual print and script several times. You may want to use graph paper to make sure you are sizing the letter correctly:


Note: Aleph is known as a guttural letter since it is used to be pronounced in the back of the throat. Other guttural letters are Ayin, Hey, and Chet. Note also that Aleph sometimes does not take a vowel in a word, and thus is considered “quiescent.”



Advanced Information


The letter Aleph is the “father” of the Aleph-Bet, whose original pictograph represents an ox, strength, and leader. It’s numerical value is one (and also 1,000) and it is a silent letter. Aleph therefore is preeminent in its order and alludes to the ineffable mysteries of the oneness of God. Indeed, the word aluph (derived from the very name of this letter) means “Master” or “Lord.”

In the classical Hebrew script (ketav Ashurit) used for writing Torah scrolls, Aleph is constructed with two Yods (one to the upper right and the other to the lower left) that are joined by a diagonal Vav. Ketav Ashurit was the script that Jesus would have read (ketav Ivri was an older script, similar to ancient Phoenician, but was not the script used when Moses received the Torah from the LORD on Sinai. Ketav Ivri is also sometimes called the Temple Script because samples of it are extant dated to the time of Solomon’s Temple).

From the Phoenician/Ketav Ivri, the letter Aleph morphed into the Greek letter Alpha α/A, from which came the Latin A:


1. Mysteries of Aleph

In Kabbalistic literature, the upper Yod (meaning an arm) represents the hidden (and infinite) aspect of YHVH called ein sof (אֵין סוֹף, lit. "without end"), whereas the lower Yod represents the revelation of YHVH to mankind. The Vav, whose meaning is “hook,” shows connectedness between the two realms. Vav is also thought to represent humanity, since Adam was created on the sixth day. Vav is diagonal since it is humbled in the face of God’s mystery and His revelation. The two Yods also indicate the paradox of experiencing God as both hidden and close, far and near.


2. The Gematria of the Parts of Aleph

The basic gematria for Aleph is one, indicating the One and only God who is the Master of the universe. Note, however, that the gematria for the parts of the letter Aleph add up to 26 (Yod+Yod+Vav). This is the same number as the sacred Name YHVH, also indicating a link between the Aleph and God Himself. This is also demonstrated in Exodus 3:14-15, where the LORD reveals His Name to Moses as ehyeh asher ehyeh (אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה) “I AM THAT I AM.”


There is a midrash (fable) that asks why Aleph was not selected to be the first letter of the Torah. In the story, all of the letters come before the LORD giving reasons why they should be the first letter – all, that is, except for the letter Aleph. When the LORD asked why, Aleph explained that since he was silent, he had nothing to say. But the LORD honored Aleph’s humility and declared him to be the first of all the letters – and to be honored as the letter of the first word of the Ten Commandments:

אָנכִי יְהוָה אֱלהֶיך

3. In the Beginning — Aleph-Tav

In Or Torah, Rabbi Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezritch, explained first words of Torah: Bereshit Bara Elohim Et – "In the beginning God created et" (Gen 1:1). Note that et is an untranslatable word used to indicate that "a definite direct object is next" (thus there needs to be an et before the heavens and the earth). But Dov Ber points out that et is spelled – Aleph-Tav, an abbreviation for the Aleph-Bet.  Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and Tav the last, so, he reasoned, in the beginning God created the Aleph-Bet. Since God did this before creating the heavens and the earth, the letters are considered to be the primordial “building blocks” of all of creation.

Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi stated that if the letters were to depart even for an instant, all of creation would become absolute nothingness (Zalman, Shneur. 1981. “Igeret Hateshuvah.” Likkutie Amarim – Tanya. Brooklyn: Kihot. 289).

4. Aleph and the Divine Names

There are a number of divine Names that begin with the letter Aleph, including the following:

el11 – El

elohim11 – Elohim

eloha1 – Eloha

ehyeh-asher-ehyeh2 – ehyeh asher ehyeh

adonai11 – Adonai

adon-olam1 – Adon Olam

adir1 – Adir

5. Aleph is a picture of the God-Man

As One who is composed of both the upper realm of heaven and the lower realm of the earth, connected by the humility of the body, Aleph is a picture of the God-Man unity that is Yeshua HaMashiach, “Who, being in the form of God . . . took upon him the form of a servant . . . as a man . . .” (Phil 2:6-11).

Moreover, in Revelation 22:13 Jesus refers to Himself as the Aleph and Tav, the First and the Last, and thereby told us directly that the Hebrew Alphabet would provide revelation about Him:


Note that this phrase is a direct reference to Isaiah 41:4, 44:6, and 48:12, where Adonai Himself says that He is the First and the Last – and explicitly declared that there is no other “god” beside Him.

6. Aleph is a picture of Messiah’s Intercession

From a Messianic point of view, Aleph represents Yeshua the Mashiach as our Intercessor and Kohen Gadol. The two Yods represent outstretched arms or hands reaching both to mankind and to God. The diagonal Vav represents the sacrifice of Yeshua on our behalf. And since Yeshua is the Aleph and the Tav, the letter represents His divinity, His humility in silence as He opened not His mouth when He was unjustly accused, and so on.

7. Aleph is a picture of Oneness in Unity

Aleph also is a picture of three-in-one, or hashilush hakadosh. Just as there are three parts to Aleph, but Aleph is One (echad), so there are three Persons to the Godhead, yet God is absolutely One. The gematria of the word Aleph (אָלֶף) is 111 (Aleph=1, Lamed=30, and Pey=80).


8. Aleph is Eschatological

Yeshua is called the Aleph and the Tav, and the letter Aleph itself has overtones of the acharit hayamim, or “end of days” spoken of in prophecy. The idea that there are 6,000 years of the Olam Hazeh (the present age before the arrival of the Messiah to set up His kingdom) comes from the fact that there are 6 alephs in the first verse of the Tanakh, and each represents 1,000.


9. Aleph and Names of God

The first Name of God revealed in the Tanakh is elohim22222(elohim), which starts with the letter Aleph. Elohim is also the third word in the Scriptures. Other Names that begin with Aleph include El, Eloha, Elah, Adonai, Av, Avinu, Avir, Abba, etc.


10. Aleph and Metaphors of God

In three places in Scripture the LORD is metaphorically identified with something else. In each case, the metaphor begins with an Aleph:

Fire esh – Hebrews 12:29, Deuteronomy 4:24

Light light – 1 John 1:5; Isaiah 10:17;

Love  love2 – 1 John 4:16

11. Textual Oddities

An undersized Aleph appears in Leviticus 1:1 (Vayikra):


The sages reasoned that Moses’ humility (anavah) was such that he waited for the LORD to call him into the ohel mo’ed (Tent of Meeting), despite the fact that God had previously granted him full access to His Presence. The Book of Leviticus begins with vayikra (“and he called”) – spelled with an undersized Aleph – as a scribal token of Moses’ humility.

According to the sages, Moses wanted the word vayikra to be written without the Aleph, as “vayikar” (“and He happened upon,” the same word used to describe how the LORD “happened upon” Balaam in Numbers 23:4).  In his humility, Moses did not want to use a word that implied that the LORD regularly called to him. However, God overruled him and insisted that the Aleph be included, but allowed Moses to use an undersized version, as a token of his modesty before others.

12. Aleph Pictograph

The pictograph for Aleph is the ox or bull, representing strength:


Note that even though the pictograph may represent the basis for ketav Ivri, it may have pagan overtones (e.g., the “bull” god) derived from ancient Canaanite culture.


Other Biblical historical information that will be very helpful will be the Ten Commandments, Jewish Holy Days,  Blessings, Prayers and much more. An example of a Biblical historical timeline is:

The Sin of the Golden Calf (egel maseikhah)

Before Moses reappeared from the mountain top, however, the people talked Aaron into making a molten calf (egel maseikhah) which they began to worship (Ex. 32:1-6). The LORD told Moses of their idolatry and threatened to destroy the Israelites, but Moses interceded on their behalf. As he rushed down the mountain, with the tablets in hand, he saw the people dancing about the idol. The tablets then became heavy and were smashed to the ground (Ex. 32:19). Moses then destroyed the molten calf and led the Levites (the only tribe that had not contributed gold for the idol creation) in slaying 3,000 of the ringleaders. The next day he returned to God and said: “If You do not forgive them, blot me out from the book that You have written.” despite Moses’ intercession, God sent a plague upon the Israelites.

Some time later, Moses was told to prepare a new set of tablets in order to once again ascend the mountain, where God would graciously reinstate the covenant. This second set of tablets was carved from sapphire by Moses himself (instead of by God) as an atonement for Israel’s sin with the Golden Calf.

According to Rabbinic tradition, Moses carved the new tablets during the month of Elul, during his third 40 days upon Mount Sinai (see Rashi’s comment, below). According to this tradition, Moses ascended on Rosh Chodesh Elul and descended on the 10th of Tishri, at the end of Yom Kippur, when repentance and restoration of the people was complete. The month of Elul therefore represents the time of national sin and the forgiveness obtained by means of teshuvah (repentance) before the LORD.


Rashi wrote concerning these events:

  • On the 6th of Sivan, Moses went up onto the mountain . . . On the 17th of Tammuz the Tablets were broken (1st 40 days). On the 18th he burned the (Golden) Calf and judged the transgressors. On the 19th he went up for forty days and pleaded for mercy (2nd 40 days). On the 1st of Elul he went up to receive the Second Tablets, and was there for forty days (3rd 40 days). On the 10th of Tishri God restored His goodwill with the Jewish people gladly and wholeheartedly, saying to Moses “I have forgiven, as you ask”, and gave him the Second Tablets.

This traditional understanding of the timing of these events explains why:

  • The festival of Shavu’ot (Pentecost) is celebrated as Z’man Mattan Torateinu – the time commemorating the giving of the Torah
  • The 17th of Tammuz is observed as a time of national tragedy
  • The month of Elul is a time of selichot
  • The 10th of Tishri marks the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).

According to the Talmud, the script God wrote the Ten Commandments was ketav Ivri (the older script), instead of ketav Ashurit (the divine script that was later restored by Ezra to Israel). The Talmud Yerushalmi explains that it was the Ayin that was miraculously suspended in the tablets, rather than the final Mem and Samekh.


The website can be found here: Hebrew for Christians – Learn Hebrew for FREE!

Soli Deo Gloria!


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