Ed Young doesn’t understand the function and purpose of tithing. It isn’t to serve as little more than the purchase of a lottery ticket which God will add to and return to you upon your ‘investment’.
A Texas megachurch believes so much in the promise of God’s blessings that it’s offering a full refund to tithers who don’t experience it. Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, has launched “The 90-Day Challenge,” which promises churchgoers, “that if you tithe for 90 days and God doesn’t hold true to his promise of blessings, we will refund 100% of your tithe,” the church said in a description of the event on its website.
Many the theologically ignorant buffoon will fall for the scam. But they need to be reminded that God isn’t your lottery ticket. And if you give, or tithe, with mercenary intentions, just keep your stinking money.
Sharryl Atkisson (formerly of CBS News) is wondering why the IRS waited a year to tell us that the e-mails have been lost.
According to the House Ways and Means Committee, the IRS reports having “lost” former IRS manager Lois Lerner’s emails to and from other IRS employees sent between January of 2009 and April of 2011 due to a ‘computer crash.’
In light of the disclosure, these are some of the logical requests that should be made of the IRS:
- Please provide a timeline of the crash and documentation covering when it was first discovered and by whom; when, how and by whom it was learned that materials were lost; the official documentation reporting the crash and federal data loss; documentation reflecting all attempts to recover the materials; and the remediation records documenting the fix. This material should include the names of all…
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(Washington, D.C.) — What are the End Times implications of the enormous upheavals we’re seeing in Iraq and Syria?
In the days ahead, I’ll post some observations from a Biblical perspective.
But first you should know that the highest ranking Shia Muslim leader in the world believes events in the epicenter are preparing the way for the soon arrival of the so-called Islamic messiah, but that more preparations are needed.
As I wrote about in my novel, The Twelfth Imam, Shia leaders — and especially the leaders of Iran — are trying to actively accelerate his arrival by gaining control of Iraq and Syria and preparing for the annihilation of Israel and the United States.
This week, the Ayatollah Khamenei revealed his latest thinking on the subject.
“Iran’s supreme leader is promising a world free of…
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WORLD WAR 3 WATCH: Syria-Middle East-Iran-Israel-Iraq-Afghanistan-Pakistan-Russia-China-USA-North Korea-South Korea-Japan-Yemen-Egypt-European Union-United Nations
WORLD WAR 3 WATCH
June 16, 2014
End Times Prophecy Report
WORLD WAR III WATCH:
Syria – Middle East – Iran – Israel – Iraq – Afghanistan – Pakistan – Russia – China – USA – North Korea – South Korea – Japan – India- Yemen – Egypt – European Union – United Nations
NEWS about World War 3.
Are we on the road to World War 3? How much time do we have? Is there anything we can do about the events which are soon to overtake those living on the earth?
June 16 – After a three-week break, we’re back!
Which means that, after several weeks of relative peace and quiet, the world has resumed it’s march toward World War III.
There are two theaters where the action has picked up significantly: Iraq, which had been at…
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There’s little wonder that so many Church members have no idea what the Church is about; the Church for a long time has acted as if it were little more than a social organization. If you want Christians to understand the true purpose of the Church, stop handing out gas cards and take the Gospel in its biblical fullness to the world in your daily life. That’s the commission of the Church, not giving handouts to people.
‘Gold and silver have I none- but such as I have I give to you- arise, be healed, in the name of Jesus…’
Pew has determined that between 2006 and 2012 there have been 151 countries labeled for harassment on Christians. While a few famous cases have gotten widespread media coverage, so many others are never even talked about. What’s worse is, for the few cases that do receive spotlight, the momentum quickly fades and loses important focus. We have entered into a time period of war on Christians.
06/13/14 Middle East (Weekly Standard) -The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life finds that Christians are suffering persecution in more places today than any other religious group; between 2006 and 2012, Pew says, they were targeted for harassment in 151 countries—three-quarters of the world’s states. Similar findings are reported by the Vatican, Newsweek, the Economist, and the 60-year-old Christian support group Open Doors. Most people in the West are unaware of these facts, though that may be changing.
I. The Command to Tithe
Deuteronomy 14:22 “You shall tithe all the yield of your seed that comes from the field year by year. 23 And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always. 24 And if the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry the tithe, when the Lord your God blesses you, because the place is too far from you, which the Lord your God chooses, to set his name there, 25 then you shall turn it into money and bind up the money in your hand and go to the place that the Lord…
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We usually focus on secular reasons for maintaining the man/woman definition of marriage because there are plenty of publicly accessible reasons to give, and because until now, the people who have needed convincing about the definition of marriage weren’t those who would take the Bible into consideration.
End Times Prophecy Report
June 16, 2014
Today is the day we clear out our mailbox of all of the stuff we’ve accumulated over the last two weeks! Enjoy!
IRAQ: Obama didn’t end the Iraqi war, he re-started it – Now, there a bit of unintentionally true commentary.
IRAQ: Iraqi insurgent leader: See you in New York! – This is the kind of quote that the Corporate Media would have to invent if the insurgent leader hadn’t said it.
IRAQ: Iraq turns to Iran for help – The plot thickens
IRAQ: US evacuates embassy
IRAQ: Iraq War III has now begun – Although to the people in Iraq, it must seem more like one long nightmare.
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BALTIMORE – Southern Baptists have taken aim at the theology behind afterlife experiences like the one described in the bestseller book and Hollywood film Heaven is for Real by stating that such accounts “cannot be corroborated” and are not in line with biblical accounts of from the apostles.
What would you say if I told you that Americans are nearly 60 TRILLION dollars in debt? Well, it is true. When you total up all forms of debt including government debt, business debt, mortgage debt and consumer debt, we are 59.4 trillion dollars in debt. That is an amount of money so large that it is difficult to describe it with words. For example, if you were alive when Jesus Christ was born and you had spent 80 million dollars every single day since then, you still would not have spent 59.4 trillion dollars by now. And most of this debt has been accumulated in recent decades. If you go back 40 years ago, total debt in America was sitting at about 2.2 trillion dollars. Somehow over the past four decades we have allowed the total amount of debt in the United States to get approximately 27 times larger. This is utter insanity, and anyone that thinks this is sustainable is completely deluded. We are living in the greatest debt bubble of all time, and there is no way that this is going to end well. Just check out the chart… (Read More….)
The report, to be published this week by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), confirms $29.1tn in market investments, held by 400 public sector institutions in 162 countries, which “could potentially contribute to overheated asset prices.” China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange has become “the world’s largest public sector holder of equities”, according to officials, and we suspect the Fed is close behind (courtesy of more levered positions at Citadel), as the world’s banks try to diversify themselves and “counters the monopoly power of the dollar.” Which leaves us wondering where are the central bank 13Fs?
While most have assumed that this is likely, the recent exuberance in stocks has largely been laid at the foot of another irrational un-economic actor – the corporate buyback machine. However, as The FT reports, what we have speculated as fact for many years now (given the death cross of irrationality, plunging volumes, lack of engagement, and of course dwindling credibility of central planners)… is now fact…