Mainstream Media Top Headlines
President Obama touches down in Estonia tonight to deliver reassurance to Baltic nations and a direct warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin that NATO stands by its military commitment to alliance security.
Regular Russian troops are replacing insurgent forces, with about 1,600 soldiers advancing into the region, according to the government in Kiev. Russian troops and rebels number 10,000 to 15,000. Government troops killed 50 rebels in past 24 hours, while 15 servicemen died.
President Vladimir Putin faces possible further curbs on debt sales and access to technology as European Union regulators review the arsenal of measures at their disposal to sanction Russia.
Manufacturing expanded in August at the fastest pace in three years as orders grew by the most in a decade, showing U.S. factories will help power the economy into the third quarter.
Fast-food workers in 150 U.S. cities plan to protest this week in what could be the largest strike since the demonstrations began in late 2012.
After gold’s rally in the first half of the year beat gains for commodities, equities and Treasuries, bullion is back to being out of favor with investors.
Los Angeles would boost its minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, almost twice the current federal regulation, under a proposal by Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Monkeys infected with Ebola survived, after being treated with an experimental drug from Mapp Biopharmaceutical, in a study that suggests the drug may be effective even after severe symptoms are present.
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Oil company Halliburton said it would pay a $1.1 billion settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States’ worst-ever oil spill.
Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance’s representatives to the Nazi SS.
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group’s removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops.
Japanese researchers said they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.
Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday
Russia has “effectively severed its partnership” with Europe and wants to establish a new order, German President Joachim Gauck said.
With growing unrest in the Middle East and President Obama’s sinking popularity, Republicans fear Benghazi media “circus” could hurt their 2014 electoral chances.
The current bull market is entering rarefied air. The S&P 500 crossed 2000 for the first time in its history last week and closed Friday at 2003.37, the 32nd record it has hit this year.
The White House said securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a “top priority”, after they appealed for help.
President Obama has said he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage as the US rebounds from recession.
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun using body cameras, three weeks after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.
Congress in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalized same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, despite opposition by conservatives.
A massive ash cloud is rising from the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador as it shows increased activity with a series of explosions on Monday.
Spain returned to Colombia hundreds of indigenous artefacts that were seized from drug gangs in 2003, but later smuggled out of the country.
Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram seized the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces.
Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, told the BBC they were considering joining forces with Islamic State.
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.
Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry said it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.
Controversy surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks is poised to return with a “vengeance” this month, threatening political headaches for President Obama and Hillary Clinton, warns MSNBC.
The federal government is still seeking answers as to why the majority of lesbians are obese and U.S. taxpayers are footing the bill, which now totals $2.87 million.
A newly released research paper from the West Point counterterrorism center cites U.S. weapons being sent to Syrian rebels that now may be in the hands of ISIS.
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End Times Are Near: ISIS Plans to Kill Millions in Europe and U.S. Through Bubonic Plague and Other Diseases
“Authorities in both Europe and the United States are to be extra vigilant as members of the ISIS terror group could already be Terrorism Ragingin their respective countries, preparing to unleash terrifying atrocities in the next two months at least.” …authorities nonetheless have raised its terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe” to warn citizens that a terrorist attack is “highly likely.” Read more
Who Is ISIS Really? – Michael Youssef
Below is a special video I want you to watch. For those of you who have seen news reports of the persecution and political turmoil taking place in Iraq, this is an explanation of who ISIS is.
Last week I joined my son Joshua, executive vice president of Leading The Way, in the studio to put together a special video addressing the many questions we were receiving about what’s happening in Iraq. I hope it will help you better understand what is going on in the Middle East and what we as Christians can do.
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Howse & DeYoung On World Events | Worldview Weekend
Topic: Hear the audio of President Obama saying he has no plan to deal with ISIS and then hear the audio of Prime Minister David Cameron of the UK, the very next day, detailing his plan to deal with ISIS. Topic: ISIS Lap Top Found That Has …Bio Terrorist Threat Detailed. Topic: Henry Kissinger writes an article on using the assembly of a New World Order. Topic: Israel – Hamas Ceasefire follows pattern set by Mohammed hundreds of years ago. Topic: Why we know the Marxist and the Muslims will unite in a huge war against their shared enemies. Topic: Iran has promised to arm Hamas and terrorist in Judea and Samaria. Topic: The world watches as the Islamic state kills hundreds and continues to spread across the Middle East. Topic: Islamic Radicals from the European Union and the United States are becoming more and more a threat to their homeland. Topic: We take your calls. listen now before this program rolls into the Situation Room for members only. Click here now:
5 things that are germier than a toilet seat
Here’s a disgusting fact: Fecal matter is everywhere. You’re probably fastidious about washing your hands after using the bathroom, but what about after using your own cell phone? Your toothbrush? No? Well, E. coli could be stewing on both those things and other items that you get your paws on every day. Here’s 10 to watch out for.
Celebrities Slammed for Not Being Politically Correct in Hollywood
Even this past week, Robin Williams was accused of being ‘racist’ after Billy Crystal paid tribute to the late comedian at the Emmys. Crystal streamed a video of the comic making a hijab with a scarf and saying “Welcome to Iran… help me.” …
These Stunning Photos Show You How a Baby Fits in the Womb
ABC and NBC Ignore Possible Obstruction of Justice in Growing VA Scandal
Fox News – and CNN, ESPN, CBS & NBC – Sponsor and Recruit at Biased ‘Gay Journalists’ (NLGJA) Convention—Peter LaBarbera
As it has year after year, Fox News Channel served as a major sponsor of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association providing a $10,000 grant for its 2014 annual convention, which recently concluded here. The conservative-leaning network also recruited at the homosexual journalists event.
Parents: Watch For These Red Flags at School
While your children frolicked at the lake, visited Grandma and sang songs at summer camp, the leaders of America’s education system prepared more essential “LGBT” lessons to infuse into the hearts of Chloe, Emma and James. Most will be packed with insidious, Christ-less lies that present great risk to every child’s medical, social and spiritual future….
Godlessness, safety nail polish and ‘rape culture’—Gina Miller
By now you may have heard about the new nail polish, called Undercover Colors, developed by four young scientists at North Carolina State University. It was designed to be used by women to detect whether or not certain “date rape” drugs are in their drinks. The girl simply swirls her polished fingernail in the drink, and if the color of the polish changes, then it means someone has slipped her a mickey. …
Labor Day brings focus to economy, declining union membership
Britain’s Cameron asks for tough anti-terrorism laws to defeat ‘scourge of extremism’
Soros Clones: 5 Liberal Mega-Donors Nearly as Dangerous as George Soros
ISIS-Supporting Cleric Leaves CNN Speechless: ‘There’s No Such Thing As A Radical Form Of Islam’
Border security: Islamist terror attack on U.S. from Mexico imminent
Emergency Alert from Prophet Cindy Jacobs
The respected NAR prophet Cindy Jacobs sent an emergency prayer alert to her followers, on Thursday, warning that a major terrorist attack–on the scale of 9/11–is being planned against the United States.
There are many problems with her pronouncement. <a href=”http://www.spiritoferror.org/2014/06/emergency-alert-from-the-prophet-cindy-jacobs/4915″
Call Sinners to Respond to the Gospel—Jeffrey R. Kirkland
Someone once said that Christians should learn to plead with sinners to embrace Christ and escape hell. A child of God could faithfully give the gospel, speak of God and His character, man and His desperate need, Christ and His sufficient atonement, repentance and faith in clear terms, but one element that evangelists seem to omit is the urgent call for sinners to respond to the gospel! …
‘All Because She Wouldn’t Convert’: Monstrous New Details of ISIS Barbarism From Iraqi Survivors
The True Origins of the Prosperity Gospel—Anton Bosch
The prosperity gospel has to be one of the grandest deceptions of all time. A Time poll conducted in the USA in 2006, produced the following statistics:
“17% of Christians surveyed said they considered themselves part of such a movement, while a full 61% believed that God wants people to be prosperous. And 31% – a far higher percentage than there are Pentecostals in America – agreed that if you give your money to God, God will bless you with more money”
Victoria Osteen Says to Do Things for Self—Not for God
Mrs. Osteen’s words may sound wonderful to a culture raised in the belief that life is all about self, but they are directly opposed to the Bible. Before looking at some specific passages, let’s see if there are some hints of truth in what she said, after all, effective lies often have some degree of truth.
Does God want us to be happy? In a sense He does, but that happiness will often look very different than what Mrs. Osteen and her husband have taught for years. Life is not about having Your Best Life Now (the title of one of Joel Osteen’s books) since our best life will be when we are with the Lord in glory. True happiness is found when we serve the Lord wholeheartedly, which is essentially the opposite of living for ourselves. Mrs. Osteen wants you to Love Your Life (her book title), but God wants us to love Him.
Victoria Osteen, the glory of God and Reformed Worship
This next installment of “What our Gathered Worship Should Look Like” has been helped by the internet storm caused by Victoria Osteen (wife of Joel Osteen of “Your Best Life Now” and prosperity gospel fame) because of comments she made in a recent service at Lakewood Church in Houston, TX. In exhorting the audience to participate, she laid out a case for why they ought to be motivated to do so. In sum, she said, affirmatively: “You’re not doing it for God, you are doing it for yourself, really.”
Now, I cannot improve upon the rejoinders to this that have already been made (the “Bill Cosby” response is, perhaps, my favorite), but I want to prompt your reflection upon a serious question occasioned by this sad example of what’s on sale out there in the world of “Christian” programming and what goes on in “churches” in the name of Christianity. Read more
CONFESSION: Humbly Profess your Sorrow and Shame for Sin
We must humbly profess our sorrow and shame for sin, and humbly engage ourselves in the strength of divine grace, that we will be better and do better for the future.
Lord, we repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, Matthew 3:2(ESV) to which you have exalted your Son, Christ Jesus, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31(ESV)
We have heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now our eyes see you; therefore we despise ourselves, and repent in dust and ashes; Job 42:5-6(ESV) therefore will we be like doves of the valleys, each one moaning over his iniquities. Ezekiel 7:16(ESV)
O that our heads were waters, and our eyes fountains of tears, that we might weep day and night for our transgressions, Jeremiah 9:1(ESV) and might in such a manner sow in those tears as that at last we may reap in shouts of joy; may now go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, and may in due time come home with shouts of joy, bringing in our sheaves with us. Psalm 126:5-6(ESV)
Our iniquities have gone over our heads; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for us; Psalm 38:4(ESV) but weary and heavy laden under this burden, we come to Christ, who has promised that in him we shall find rest for our souls. Matthew 11:28(ESV)
O knowing the affliction of our own hearts, 1 Kings 8:38(ESV) may we look on him whom we have pierced, and may we mourn and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. Zechariah 12:10(ESV) That we may grieve after a godly sort, with that grief which produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret; 2 Corinthians 7:10(ESV) and that we may remember and be confounded, and never open our mouths again because of our shame, when you have atoned for us for all that we have done. Ezekiel 16:63(ESV)
And, O that we may bear fruit in keeping with repentance! Matthew 3:8(ESV) and may never again turn back to folly; Psalm 85:8(ESV) for what have we to do anymore with idols? Hosea 14:8(ESV) For sin will have no dominion over us, since we are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14(ESV)
We have gone astray like lost sheep; seek your servants, for we do not forget your commandments. Psalm 119:176(ESV)
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