On this week's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee answered a question from a viewer who was wondering if Obamacare will "increase the risk of America supporting a one world government" by assuring her that it most certainly does.
As Hagee explained, Obamacare makes people more dependent upon the government, which is conditioning them to accept "the kind of global dictatorship that is described in the End Times" and to ultimately take the Mark of the Beast.
Acceptance of Obamacare, Hagee said, is teaching people "to look at a leader in the future and say 'certainly, you can give me a mark and that mark will keep me in terms of trading and doing all of the things that I want to do, buying and selling of goods and services, no problem; I'll do it because you're the government and you said I need it.'"
Legislation like Obamacare, he concluded, "leads us on a path and in a direction that in the end will take us to what the Bible describes as a one world government":
Matthew Hagee kicked off this week's "Hagee Hotline" by informing his viewers that in situations where "men are saying things that contradict God's word, God's word is accurate and men are wrong" ... and that is why Christians should not believe in climate change.
As Hagee explained, the views put forth by scientists and experts on any subject are not to be believed if those views are at odds with what the Bible teaches. As such, the extreme weather events that the climate has been experiencing are not the result of climate change but are rather signs of the End Times and the imminent return of Jesus Christ.
"The Bible says that whenever we approach the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ," Hagee explained, "that there would be strange weather patterns. Jesus said this in Matthew the twenty-fifth chapter. So we have a decision to make: do we believe what an environmentalist group says and choose to live in a world where we're attempting to make everything as clean in the air as possible, or do we believe what the Bible says, that these things were going to happen and that rather than try to clean up all of the air and solve all of the problems of the world by eliminating factories, we should start to tell people about Jesus Christ who is to return?":
On yesterday's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee called on conservative Christians to become more "spiritually violent" in fighting against things like gay marriage and abortion because secularists who support such things have "become violent with people of faith."
Citing the Supreme Court's recent ruling upholding sectarian prayer at government meetings, Hagee said that he would have rejoiced if the ruling has been 8-1 "because then we would know that we have one liberal judge that we needed to get rid of." But the actual 5-4 ruling is cause for alarm because it means that prayer is just one vote away from being entirely eliminated from public life, Hagee warned, and that "ought to be something that causes us to be chilled to the bone."
"It's absolute nonsense for us to be debating the value of prayer," Hagee said, just as it is "absolute nonsense" to even be having debates over issues like gay marriage and abortion. The reason such debates are happening, he said, is because Christians are not being "intrusive enough to make sure that our faith is established in our culture."
As a result, secularists have "become violent with people of faith" and Christians need to fight back.
"There is a value in spiritual violence," Hagee declared, "and it is time that you considered the role that you are playing or not playing and whether or not it's time for you to become more aggressive in your beliefs":
Last year, John Hagee released a book entitled "Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change" which claims that God is sending signs to humanity in the form of multiple blood moons and that the world is "going to see something dramatic happen in the Middle East involving Israel that will change the course of history in the Middle East and impact the whole world."
As Hagee explained in an op-ed published in The Christian Post, there will be four blood moons over the next two years and each will occur on days "that are significant to Israel and also occur during Jewish Feasts," which is a sign that "God is getting ready to change the course of human history once again."
On this week's installment of the "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee seized upon reports that anti-Semitic flyers were distributed in Eastern Ukraine last week allegedly telling Jews to register with the local government and pay or fee or else have their possessions confiscated and be deported as proof that the signs of the blood moon were coming true.
Though the flyers were widely regarded as being a hoax, Hagee said that the distribution of such flyers was a repeat of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, which also reportedly took place during a blood moon.
"What happened in 1492 happened again last week in the Ukraine," Hagee said, "on the first of four blood moons":
On this week's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee lamented that we are "living in an evil day" where abortion is legal, gay marriage is gaining acceptance, and support for Israel is dropping all while Christians do nothing about it.
"It's an evil day whenever we the people of the United States are debating about the definition of a family," Hagee said, "and allowing same-sex couples to have the same privileges of married couples."
Hagee was particularly alarmed by what is happening regarding Israel because "as Israel goes, so does the rest of the world."
"If Israel is at peace, the world is at peace. If Israel is in conflict, the world is in conflict. If Israel is prosperous, the world prospers. If Israel is in dire straits, the world struggles," he asserted. "This is not someone's opinion, this is historical fact":
For the second time in one week, we have now watched David Barton appear on a Religious Right television program where he lectures Christians on the necessity of running for political office as the host mutely sits there and nods in agreement without ever pointing out that, just a few months ago, Barton himself did the very thing he is now saying that Christians must never do.
Appearing on "The Difference With Matthew Hagee" yesterday, Barton repeated the Parable of the Thornbush while declaring that a Christian who refuses to run for office when asked to do so by his or her fellow Christians is being selfish.
"If your fellow citizens tell you they want you in office, you don't have a right to say no," Barton said. "That's pure selfishness."
Of course, just four months ago a movement to draft Barton to run for the US Senate in a challenge to Sen. John Cornyn that was championed by none other than Glenn Beck was quashed when Barton declared that running for office was not right for him because his "role is to continue educating, equipping, and inspiring citizens through the work we do at WallBuilders."
Keep in mind that this is literally the exact sort of selfishness that he says Christians cannot display when asked to run for office:
As we noted earlier this year, Matthew Hagee has been hosting a weekly talk show called "The Difference" where he interviews people like Rick Santorum and now Tom DeLay, who declared that a lot of the problems in America can be traced back to the moment when "we allowed our government to become a secular government."
DeLay said that Americans have forgotten "that God created this nation [and] that He wrote the Constitution, that it's based on biblical principles," but he is also optimistic that the tide is beginning to shift, noting that when he was in Congress, he sealed off the rotunda in the Capitol building so that leaders from Congress could come together for three hours to get on their knees and seek the face of God.
"And I really feel now," DeLay said, "that the Lord has heard us and I see the Holy Spirit moving":
On this week's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee answered a question from a viewer who wanted to know if sex education was ungodly by explaining that things like sex ed, science, English, and math are only ungodly if they are not taught from the perspective that "God is the source of all knowledge."
Provided that those being taught sex ed are told that they were created by God in order be fruitful and multiply for His glory, then it is fine. But, Hagee said, if it is taught from any other perspective in order to "teach perversion," then it is ungodly, just as "whenever you use science to teach the deception of evolution, that's ungodly":
We didn't think anything could top Glenn Beck's hypocrisy over Governor Andrew Cuomo's statement that "extreme conservatives ... have no place in the state of New York" but, of course, we were wrong, as we always are whenever we think that the Religious Right has reached its nadir.
To remind us of our folly was none other than Matthew Hagee, who used yesterday's broadcast of "The Hagee Hotline" to blast Cuomo for his comments.
Falsely asserting that Cuomo made the remarks duing his State of the State address (they were actually made during a radio interview), Hagee compared Cuomo's statement to George Wallace's attacks on those fighting for civil rights as well as the dehumanization and murder of millions by the likes of Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler:
To hear Hagee tell it, it is extremely dangerous when leaders begin declaring that people who do not share their particular views have no place in their own nation ... and keep in mind that Hagee's own father has used this very same sort of language, declaring on multiple occasions that atheists are not wanted in America and should get out of this country:
On this week's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee responded to a question from a viewer asking how to respond to a new book that claims that the story of Jesus Christ was fabricated as part of a propaganda campaign created by the Roman Government in order to pacify its subjects.
Hagee responded by flatly declaring that the Bible says that God is truth, therefore "if man says something that is contradictory to what God says, man is lying."
Claiming that you cannot trust supposed "ancient confessions," Hagee asserted that the Word of God has been tried, found true, and sustained for thousands of years, so the solution to this problem is for the viewer to just "stop researching Christ and you start believing in Christ":
On this week's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee responded to a question from a viewer asking about signs of the End Times by saying that the warnings that Jesus gave in Matthew 24 were all being played out daily in the newspaper.
Possible military action against Syria, he warned, could lead to World War III, which is the fulfillment of Jesus' assertion that "you will hear of wars and rumors of wars" as the End Times approach.
Jesus also warned of an increase in lawlessness, prompting Hagee to point to the mass shooting at the Navy Yard earlier this week as further proof that "before you know it, Jesus Christ is coming again":
On this week's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee responded to a question from a viewer about how she should respond to people who support the separation of church and state by telling her that such people will ultimately have to answer to God for believing this deception.
Claiming that the government uses the idea of separation of church and state to discourage Christians from getting involved in politics, Hagee said that one's faith must determine how they vote.
"As a Bible-believer," Hagee counseled, "you should never vote for someone who is pro-abortion. According to Bible standards ... they're pro-murder."
As for those who believe in the separation of church and state, Hagee said that he "would like to see what God's opinion of your position is when you meet him in eternity":
Over the July 4 holiday weekend, Matthew Hagee delivered a sermon in which he attacked the Supreme Court over its DOMA ruling, outraged that, as a result, "newspapers carried cover pages with homosexual couples kissing on the front page, requiring parents to explain to their young children why two people would engage in such behavior."
Hagee went on to warn that there was an attempt underway to undermine faith, family, and education because people of faith know that Supreme Court rulings are only legitimate to the extent to which they agree with the Bible and because "people who are educated cannot look at two men married and say that that's right":
On a recent installment of the weekly "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee responded to a question from a viewer wondering if the Rapture is about to occur by declaring that indeed it is.
Citing the statement from Jesus in Luke 17: 22-30 that "just as it was in the days of Noah [and] Lot ... so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed," Hagee explained that today all of the same things are taking place as occurred during the days of Noah, such as men being wicked and atheistic, and during the days of Lot when "men had given up the natural affections for women and were lying with other men."
Hagee then pointed specifically to the Supreme Court's recent DOMA decision, saying "that's something that would have been applauded in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. So when you see these things similar to the days of Noah and similar to the days of Lot, it's very easy to know that the rapture of the church is about to occur":
On this week's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee received a question from a viewer about why healing in Jesus' name doesn't always work. Hagee replied that, in fact, "healing works every time" but simply manifests itself in different forms.
There are some times when a person is instantaneously healed in Jesus' name and other times when they are healed over a longer period of weeks or months ... and then sometimes the person actually dies "but that does not mean they're not healed."
"The Bible says," Hagee explained, "that when we get into presence of God that every sickness, every infirmity, and every kind of weakness is gone, which is an absolute and total healing":
On yesterday's "Hagee Hotline," Matthew Hagee was asked to share his opinion on the news that NBA player Jason Collins had come out as gay.
Hagee was predictably dismayed that the media was celebrating someone who "comes out and confesses to a depraved behavior, an unnatural thing." Comparing Collins to Tim Tebow, Hagee lamented that instead of holding Tebow up as a role model, society is treating "a man who lives his life in a behavior that is an abomination to God as if he were a hero ... He's not a hero; he's sadly deceived and desperately confused":