The Bethlehem Story!

Jesus in Manger

In Bethlehem

A Christmas Cantata

by

L. A. Marzulli

This was written in the fall of 1995 and was first performed at Malibu Presbyterian Church.  In Bethlehem was also performed at the Malibu Vineyard,  The Church of the Nazarene, and Church of the Living Christ.  It is a musical production taken straight from the Gospel account of Luke.

Years later I was finally able to get the Cantata recorded in my studio. Thanks to all who made this possible as you are listening to hundreds of hours of work by many wonderful people. It has some great moments and it is my gift to all of you… Send the link to your loved ones and friends.

The King was born, lowly in a stable, and laid in a manger.  Later he would die horribly on Calvary.  We celebrate His Virgin Birth but look to His sacrifice by which all men and women can be reconciled with God.

Merry Christmas:

L. A. Marzulli

 

ISIS – Threatens Churches….

Commentary & Analysis

by

L. A. Marzulli

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The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them during the holiday season, according to a message posted late-night Wednesday in the group’s “Secrets of Jihadis” social media group.

A user going by the name of “Abu Marya al-Iraqi” posted an Arabic-language message calling “for bloody celebrations in the Christian New Year” and announced the group’s plans to utilize its network of lone wolf attackers to “turn the Christian New Year into a bloody horror movie.”

Nothing new here, however, it does raise the question, are we at war with ISIS, or Islam, and how do we differentiate between the two? I, for one, have no answer to this.
There are millions of Muslims whom I assume would denounce this. If that’s true, where are their voices?
Then we have the ongoing terrorist attacks pretty much everywhere and most are committed by Muslim extremists crying the all-to-familiar-cry of Allah Akbar.
So ISIS puts out another hit list, a list of churches to be considered for Jihad, which translates as mass murder of innocent men, women and children.
In my opinion we are seeing the clash of civilizations. But it’s being orchestrated. The German president, Merkel, has allowed millions of so-called immigrants into her country and just this week another terrorist, using a truck, killed 12 people at a Christmas out-door mall. Another 50 people were injured.
Paris is in full War-mode, as is much of Europe. Let’s call it for what it is. If there’s no threat and everything is fine then why are the military and police out in full-force?
The current conflict can be summed up in a short quote by yours truly.
“The present political landscape is in direct correlation to supernatural events that happened, in some cases, millennia ago. “
No one wants to discuss the obvious. Two entirely different supernatural events are effecting the body-politic and the world-view of those adherents to Christianity and Islam. While the left-wing-pundits will insist that there is no clash, no Jihad, no tension between the two religions, the ongoing terrorist attacks in 2016 would indicate otherwise. The fact that ISIS rolls out a list of churches to be attacked should be taken very seriously by every pastor in the United States. Jihad has reached our shores and it’s not going away.
In the meantime, Obama continues to allow thousands of so-called immigrants from Somalia and Syria into our country. I guarantee some of the people are Jihadi’s and will eventually kill innocent Americans. Still others who come here are looking for a better life. How do we ascertain the difference?
Trump will have his hands full as Obama, it seems, has gone out of his way to destabilize our country, just like Merkel, this is why I call it orchestrated .
At some point the American people will say enough. Perhaps they already have as they elected a candidate who spoke openly of monitoring the mosques and defeating ISIS. In the meantime, be on guard….