Truth needs to be baptized into love if it is to possess the charm of loveliness. —Archibald Brown
Obama Orders Kerry To Appoint Openly Gay Envoy To Spread LGBT ‘Gospel’ Worldwide
The United States will appoint an openly gay official as a special envoy to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people overseas, the US State Department said Friday
“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 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 (KJV)
Having conquered America for the LGBT Movement, Obama and company now set their sights globally. US President Barack Obama has instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to appoint an openly-gay ambassador to take the LGBT “gospel” around the world.
Obama’s goal of turning America into Babylon seems to be well within reach at this point.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said US Secretary of State John Kerry would “soon” make the appointment. “It will be an openly gay foreign service officer. We don’t have a finalized name yet. But we will announce soon,” Harf said.
Harf said the appointment reflected Kerry’s “commitment and the administration’s commitment to advancing the human rights of LGBT persons globally.”
President Barack Obama’s administration has repeatedly pressed foreign governments on the human rights of gays and lesbians, systematically drawing attention to rights abuses or repression in several African countries. source
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Posted: 08 Feb 2015 07:23 AM PST
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Friday that supplying weapons to Ukraine, an option under consideration in Washington, would escalate the ongoing conflict. In an interview during the Munich Security Conference, Fallon told Reuters he fully supported a new effort by the leaders of Germany and France to try to halt the Ukraine conflict. However, the Defence Secretary said territory taken by rebels since the Minsk agreement in September should “absolutely not” be recognized in any new ceasefire. French President Francoise Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew to Moscow on Friday to discuss the escalating crisis in Ukraine, reportedly without informingthe US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is currently in Ukraine discussing Kiev’s plea for weapons. The two leaders, who are part of the so-called ‘Normandy Four’ group along with Moscow and Kiev, agreed on the trip on Wednesday night, an unnamed French government official told AP. “Together with Angela Merkel we have decided to take a new initiative,” Hollande told a news conference on Thursday. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the leaders would “discuss what specifically the countries can do to contribute to a speedy end of the civil war in southeastern Ukraine, which has escalated in recent days and resulted in many casualties.” After the meeting on Thursday with the German and French leaders, Ukrainian President Poroshenko said the talks indicated a ceasefire was possible in eastern Ukraine. A senior French official told local weekly Le Nouvel Observateur on Thursday that the decision to meet with President Vladimir Putin was taken on Tuesday, after the Russian leader called on both sides in the Ukrainian conflict to stop military actions and hostilities. During his visit to Ukraine, Kerry laid the blame for the conflict’s escalation solely on Russia, and disregarded Kiev’s intensified assault on rebel-held areas. On Thursday, however, the White House admitted that possible military assistance from the US to Ukraine could increase bloodshed in the region. Earlier in the day, Kerry said Washington preferred a diplomatic solution to the conflict. However, the Secretary of State maintained “Russian aggression” was the greatest threat to Ukraine. Following his meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Kerry told journalists it was impossible to ignore “tanks crossing the border from Russia” and “Russian fighters in unmarked uniforms crossing the border, and leading individual companies of so-called separatists in battle.” More
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|Muslim Brotherhood Comes to the White House!Posted: 08 Feb 2015 07:17 AM PST
The Obama White House has finally released the names of the fourteen Muslim “leaders” who met with the President this past week. Among the group — which included a comedian, along with a hijab-wearing basketball player and a handful of left wing activists — were a select few individuals with disturbingly close ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood. As previously uncovered by Breitbart News, the White House confirmed that Azhar Azeez, President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), was one of the Muslim leaders that met with President Obama. ISNA was founded in 1981 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The group was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial. Federal prosecutors have previously described how ISNA funneled its money to Palestinian terrorist group Hamas (via Investigative Project): ISNA checks deposited into the ISNA/NAIT account for the HLF were often made payable to “the Palestinian Mujahadeen,” the original name for the HAMAS military wing. Govt. Exh. 1-174. From that ISNA/NAIT account, the HLF sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to HAMAS leader… Azeez’s bio also reveals him as a founding member the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter. CAIR has also allegedly funneled money to Palestinian terror groups and was also started by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
In October, 2014, Azeez signed a letter endorsing Sharia Islamic governance. Under the Sharia, non-Muslims are treated as second-class citizens. The Sharia also endorses thehudud punishments in the Koran and Hadiths, which state that apostasy from Islam is punishable by death. Hoda Elshishtawy of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) was also in attendance at the Muslim leaders’ meeting with President Obama. MPAC, just like CAIR and ISNA, was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The group has written and often endorsed a paper rejecting the United States’s designation of Hezbollah and Hamas as terrorist organizations, and has insisted that the Jewish state of Israel be added as a state sponsor of terrorism. The group’s former president, Salam al-Marayati, has publicly encouraged officials to look at Israel as a suspect in the 9/11/01 attacks. He has said that Hezbollah’s attacks against Israel should be seen as “legitimate resistance.” In a 1998 speech at the National Press Club, an MPAC senior official describedthe Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah as one that fights for “American values.” In an MPAC-sponsored March 2009 protest to “Defend al-Aqsa Mosque and al-Quds,” participants could be heard chanting slogans encouraging Palestinians to wipe out Israel. “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free. From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” demonstrators chanted.
Mohamed Majid, who serves as Imam of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), was also in attendance at the White House meeting with the President, and senior advisors Ben Rhodes and Valerie Jarrett. In 2002, ADAMS was raided as part of a U.S. government initiative called “Operation Green Quest,” where federal agents suspected the group of supporting terrorist organizations. Government documents said that the ADAMS Center was “suspected of providing support to terrorists, money laundering, and tax evasion.” Majid is also an official with the brotherhood-affiliated Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). He also signed the October 2014 letter, along with White House meeting attendee Azhar Azeez, insisting that Sharia law should be an acceptable political system worldwide. Full Story
|Chinese Imports Crash & Worst January Export Plunge Since 2009 Sends Trade Surplus To Record HighPosted: 08 Feb 2015 07:12 AM PST
Chinese imports collapsed 19.9% YoY in January, missing expectations of a modest 3.2% drop by the most since Lehman. This is the biggest YoY drop since May 2009 and worst January since the peak of the financial crisis. Exports tumbled 3.3% YoY (missing expectations of 5.9% surge) for the worst January since 2009. Combined this led to a $60.03 billion trade surplus in January – the largest ever. But apart from these massive imbalances, everything is awesome in the global economy (oh apart from The Baltic Dry at record lows, Iron Ore near record lows, oil prices crashed, and the other engine of the world economy – USA USA USA – imploding). More
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|Is Mysterious ‘Milky Rain’ falling over Pacific Northwest from ash by Japan’s Sakurajima volcano?Posted: 08 Feb 2015 07:06 AM PST
A mysterious ‘milky’ rain has been falling over the Pacific Northwest that is baffling meteorologists. Residents of Washington, Oregon and Idaho have been filling up glasses of the unusual substance trying to determine what it could be. One strong possibility is that the weather system has been infected by eruptions from Japan’s Sakurajima volcano. The volcano has been particularly active over the past month. Last week it sent an ash plume of three miles billowing into the sky. It is the most active Sakurajima has been all year, with up to three or four explosions a day, according to Volcano Discovery. Following a particularly violent eruption on Thursday, some speculated that Russia’s Shiveluch volcano could have sent ash into the sky that was blown across the Pacific Ocean, as well. In the past two weeks, eight eruptions have been recorded. The Walla Walla County office in Washington corroborated those suggestions in a Facebook post. ‘We have received reports of “white stuff” on vehicles,’ officials wrote. ‘The ash is more than likely from Volcano Shiveluch in Kamchatka Krai, Russia, which spewed an ash plume to about the 22,000-foot level in late January. ‘It has been deposited in a wide spread area, including Washington and Oregon.’ But the National Weather Service of Spokane, Washington, is still investigating. ‘The truth is that we really don’t know where it came from!’ the NWS Spokane said on Facebook. ‘We are continuing to investigate and have reached out to other offices for assistance in recreating atmospheric flows from the past several days. We’ve also reached out to other agencies that may have collected samples appropriate for testing.’ Full Story
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|Fire Volcano covers Guatemala towns with rock and ashPosted: 08 Feb 2015 06:56 AM PST
GUATEMALA CITY – The Fire Volcano in southern Guatemala exploded incandescent rock and ash over surrounding towns Saturday. David de Leon, spokesman for the national disaster preparedness office, said authorities had put area on alert, but no evacuations had been made so far. Karina Lopez, a resident of nearby Antigua, said ash mixed with a drizzle to reduce visibility and the volcano continued to rumble. The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction agency issued instructions urging people to take shelter, wear masks, cover water tanks and be aware of evacuation routes. Firefighters were standing by. The volcano sits on the border of the Guatemalan states of Escuintla, Sacatepequez and Chimaltenango. It has a height of 3,763 meters (12,346 feet) above sea level. Fox News
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|Ford Contractor Says He Was Fired for Speaking Against Company’s Support of HomosexualityPosted: 08 Feb 2015 06:47 AM PST
A former contractor for Ford Motor Company has filed a religious discrimination complaint, alleging that he was fired for speaking against the company’s support of homosexuality. Thomas Banks has worked as a design and release engineer for Ford since 2011—that is until last August when he was fired on an accusation that he had violated the company’s “anti-harassment” policy for responding to an email employee newsletter from the company. The newsletter contained an article regarding the 20th anniversary of Ford’s Gay, Lesbian Or Bisexual Employees advocacy group (GLOBE). Banks replied with a comment to express disagreement. “Endorsing and promoting sodomy is of benefit to no one,” he wrote. “This topic is disruptive to the workplace and is an assault on Christians and morality, as well as antithetical to our design and our survival. Immoral sexual conduct should not be a topic for an automotive manufacturer to endorse or promote.”
“Heterosexual behavior creates life—homosexual behavior leads to death,” Banks continued. But after submitting the comment, the contractor received an email from a human relations representative, requesting a meeting to “discuss something that was brought to my attention.” When Banks met with the individual, he was informed that he might have violated the company’s anti-harassment policy because of the comment he submitted. He later received a voicemail informing him that he had been fired. was stunned to realize that I was fired over expressing my faith in a single comment,” Banks said in a statement. “It felt like Ford was saying, ‘Even if you are respectful, your faith, and you as a Christian, are unwelcome at Ford.’” Ford has also released a statement on the matter, but hasn’t commented on the specific complaint. “[W]e believe this matter ultimately is between the individual and their agency employer,” it wrote. “Ford’s anti-harassment policy was created to foster a respectful, inclusive work environment for all, and we expect employees and agency personnel to act in accordance with this policy.” With the assistance of the Liberty Institute in Texas, which provides legal services free for clients, Banks filed a complaint last month with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, contending that Ford had violated Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. More
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|Wake Up, America: China Is a Real ThreatPosted: 08 Feb 2015 06:40 AM PST
Between complacency and confrontation there is a responsible way forward that keeps the Asia-Pacific a big enough place to accommodate the vital interests of both Beijing and Washington. The heavy lifting will have to be done by the United States. That’s okay. The work will make America a stronger nation and a better Asian ally. In the last decade, the Chinese regime has shown itself to be anti-democratic, no friend of free markets, a first-class cyber bully and more interested in rewriting or ignoring international norms than in respecting them. Left unchecked, the Beijing method of managing international relations is not likely to make the world a better or safer place. If America didn’t share the same neighborhood with China, it might well ignore Beijing’s behavior and let others deal with it. But China and the United States are stuck with each other. Unfortunately, the current U.S. China policy isn’t working. That’s why China thinks its U.S. policy is working—and Beijing’s goal is to diminish and marginalize Washington’s influence in the Asia-Pacific.
There is a diplomatic dimension to righting the relationship, but it requires the United States to work in a more synchronized manner with key nations that have the most to lose if China’s bullying doesn’t stop. Those nations are India, Australia and Japan. There also has to be a military component to the U.S. approach. America won’t be respected in the region if its armed forces aren’t adequate to protect U.S. vital interests—namely ensuring freedom of the commons (air, sea and cyberspace) and deterring major regional conflicts (without relying exclusively on nuclear weapons). But there is more on the U.S. to-do list. Diplomatic and military initiatives are needed to respond to the threats engendered by Chinese behavior. But that same ham-fisted behavior has created opportunities for the United States. To make the most of those opportunities, the United States will need to power up two additional elements of national power: economic power and public engagement. Ramping these up ought to be easy lifts and joyful tasks. They will not only check China, they will help build a strong and more resilient America, as well as improve the lot of our friends and allies in Asia. More
|‘If We Can’t Reach a Peace Accord, It’s Called War’ – Hollande on UkrainePosted: 08 Feb 2015 06:33 AM PST
Whether by accident or design, the United States and its partners in Europe have entered a sort of good-cop-bad-cop routine in their dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine, where Russia-backed rebels are trying to carve out an independent republic that would align with Russia, the annual Munich Security Conference on Saturday was dominated by world leaders taking very different positions on what to do about it. Fresh from a meeting with Putin in Moscow on Friday, German Chancellor appeared to foreclose on the possibility of providing additional arms to the Ukrainian government, saying, “I understand the debate but I believe that more weapons will not lead to the progress Ukraine needs. I really doubt that.”
Merkel, who grew up in the former East Germany and speaks Russian, may have the strongest relationship with Putin of any European leader. While she insisted that continued diplomatic efforts were the only option, she was notably pessimistic about their ultimate likelihood of success. “It is uncertain whether it will lead to success but, from my point of view and that of the French president, it is definitely worth trying,” she said, referring to French President Francois Hollande, who accompanied her to Moscow on Friday. For his part, Hollande said that he agreed with the continuation of diplomatic engagement. “Because if we are not able to reach, not a compromise, but a durable peace accord, we perfectly know the scenario: It has one name; it is called war.” What makes the current situation in Eastern Ukraine substantially different from a war already is far from clear. While the United States’ European partners preached diplomacy and spoke against the introduction of additional weaponry, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden appeared at the conference with a much stronger message for Moscow.
“President Putin has to make a simple, stark choice,” he said. “Get out of Ukraine, or face continued isolation and growing economic costs at home.” While he said that the U.S. remains in favor of a diplomatic solution, he added, “Too many times President Putin has promised peace and delivered tanks, and troops, and weapons.” Mr. Biden said. “We will continue to provide Ukraine security assistance. Not to encourage war but to allow Ukraine to defend themselves.” Biden’s remarks reflect a hardening of the U.S. position toward Russia in recent weeks. The U.S. Congress has already voted in favor of sending arms to the Ukrainian government, while the Obama administration’s nominee for Secretary of Defense last week said that he would support such an action. More
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|North Korea Launches Five Short-Range Missiles Toward SeaPosted: 08 Feb 2015 06:28 AM PST
North Korea launched five short-range missiles into its eastern waters, a day after saying it test-fired a new anti-ship rocket in a drill overseen by leader Kim Jong Un. The missiles flew about 200 kilometers (124 miles) in the northeastern direction on Sunday after being launched from near the eastern city of Wonsan in North Korea, the Defense Ministry in Seoul said. North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency on Feb. 7 released photos of Kim watching the firing of an “ultra-precision anti-ship rocket” from a naval boat. The launches come before the annual U.S. and South Korean joint military drills set to take place in spring. North Korea calls the drills a rehearsal for its invasion while the U.S. and South Korea describe them as purely defensive. The firings raise tensions as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to visit South Korea on Monday as part of his Asian trip that also includes visits to China and Japan. Blinken said Feb. 7 on Twitter that the missile defense on the Korean peninsula is directed against North Korea as he responded to a query about China’s objection to the potential deployment of a terminal high-altitude missile defense system in South Korea. He also described the Kim regime as “the greatest source of regional instability.” North Korea routinely test-fires short-range missiles to enhance their range and precision. Kim has overseen a series of military drills in the past month. North Korea is banned from developing and testing ballistic missiles under United Nations Security Council resolutions imposed for its three nuclear tests, including the latest one in February 2013. The country fired more than 100 rockets last year alone. More
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|Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal Will ‘Unleash Hell on the Mideast,’ Sen. Lindsey Graham WarnsPosted: 07 Feb 2015 08:52 PM PST
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham warned that President Obama will soon “unleash hell” on the Middle East if he carries on with his plans on striking a nuclear deal with Iran without listening to Congress and his critics. “The Arabs and the Israelis are not going to allow the ayatollahs in Iran to have a nuclear capability only contained by the UN. … So Obama is about to unleash hell on the Mideast,” Graham said on the “Hugh Hewitt Show.” “He’s about to create a nuclear arms race by wanting a deal with the Iranians so badly that he’s about to make the mistake of a lifetime,” added Graham, who might run for president. Obama’s critics say that the negotiation process is diverting from the original aim of removing Iran’s potential to make nuclear weapons, to tolerating and only temporarily restricting Tehran’s nuke capability.
Besides, even as negotiations are underway, Washington is not making any serious efforts to check Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East, say critics, who are also concerned that the Obama administration is hinting that it would go for a deal with Iran without a congressional vote. This will have a bearing also on the fight against the Islamic State, or ISIS, terror group, Graham says. “Obama doesn’t want to challenge Assad, because that will upset the Iranians,” Graham said, calling the Syrian president “a complete puppet of Iran.” “Iran controls, or heavily influences four Arab capitals without a nuclear weapon. They have great influence in Iraq with Shiite militias, the Houthis in Yemen have now taken down the government. They’re Iranian-backed. You’ve got Assad in Syria who’s a puppet of Iran, and you’ve got Hezbollah,” Graham added.
The South Carolina senator said the Saudis, the Qataris, the Jordanians and others in the region told him that they’re willing to fight ISIS, also known as ISIL, because the al-Qaeda offshoot is a threat to their religion and their national security. “But you have to go with us, and we have to take Assad down, because we’re not going to fight ISIL and leave a puppet of Iran in place. And Obama’s fixation on a deal with Iran is allowing ISIL to get stronger, and it’s the fatal flaw in our strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL. And here’s the magic thing for me. ISIL wants to hit us as much as they want to hit the region.”
Graham further sought to explain why the Arabs won’t get in the fight. “They’re not going to follow a strategy that’s doomed to fail. Training the Free Syrian Army is a good idea. But if you train these guys up, and you say you can only fight ISIL, then Assad is going to barrel bomb these guys when they get any strength at all.” More
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Trash Talk Diplomacy, US-Israel Relations, and Iran :: Herf in Times of Israel
by Jeffrey Herf
The Times of Israel
February 1, 2015
Obama: We’re No Better than Islamic State :: Ibrahim in FrontPage
by Raymond Ibrahim
February 6, 2015
Harvard Prof: ‘Islam is Not the Major Obstacle . . . for Democratization in Muslim Societies’
by Andrew Harrod
February 6, 2015
Franklin Graham Responds to Obama’s ISIS-Christian Prayer Breakfast Comparison: Jesus Lived for Peace, Mohammed Killed Innocent People
Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, addresses the crowd at the Festival of Hope, an evangelistic rally held at the national stadium in Port-au-Prince, January 9, 2011.
“Today at the National Prayer Breakfast, the President implied that what ISIS is doing is equivalent to what happened over 1000 years ago during the Crusades and the Inquisition,” Franklin Graham wrote. “Mr. President — Many people in history have used the name of Jesus Christ to accomplish evil things for their own desires. But Jesus taught peace, love and forgiveness.”
Graham further wrote that unlike Jesus, who lived His life without sin, Mohammed took many innocent lives.
“[Jesus] came to give His life for the sins of mankind, not to take life. Mohammad on the contrary was a warrior and killed many innocent people,” Graham asserted. “True followers of Christ emulate Christ — true followers of Mohammed emulate Mohammed.”
Firestorm of Protest to President Obama’s Prayer Breakfast Message
Rudy on Obama’s Crusades Remark: Do You Think ISIS Is Afraid of Him? Watch the video – Giuliana gives Obama “F” in History and “F-” in Theology – Fox
Franklin Graham to Obama: Muhammad killed innocents -“Many people in history have used the name of Jesus Christ to accomplish evil things for their own desires. But Jesus taught peace, love and forgiveness. He came to give His life for the sins of mankind, not to take life. Muhammad on the contrary was a warrior and killed many innocent people. True followers of Christ emulate Christ – true followers of Muhammad emulate Muhammad.” -WND
WATCH How Krauthammer Just Summed Up Outrage Over Obama’s ‘Offense’ To Christianity – Western Journalism
No surprise: Obama defends modern-day Islam, attacks Christian history – By the way, the theme of today’s National Prayer Breakfast was “Remembering the Armenian Genocide of 1915” — the slaughter of more than one million Christians committed by Muslims. – Gary Bauer – OneNewsNow
At Prayer Breakfast, Obama Serves up Controversy – Tony Perkins – Family Research Council
More links in the next article from yesterday.
Feb. 5, 2015 – At the National Prayer Breakfast President Obama acknowledged that the current tide of extremism was being done in the name of religion. Then he said,
“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”
He also said that in our own country, slavery and Jim Crow was often justified in the name of Christ.
Source: The Blaze
Congress pushed to recognize ‘Darwin Day’
Humanist Association states need to ‘stand up for science’
The legislation is supported by American Humanist Association and the Secular Coalition for America, a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to amplifying the voice of the “nontheistic” community and of which the American Humanist Association is a coalition member.
The AHA, whose slogan is “Good without a god,” states it advocates “progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists, and freethinkers.
VIDEO: Obama Wants to Talk About the Crusades, Let’s Educate Him
We have to get educated to respond to the talking points of the Left whenever ridiculous comments make headlines like President Obama’s speech at today’s National Prayer Breakfast.
Learn the key elements about exactly what the crusades were, when they occurred and why. We no longer learn any of this in American public schools, doesn’t that feel like it’s probably by design?
Obama says Christians as guilty as Muslims: ‘People committed terrible deeds in the bame of Christ’
by Marsha West
Christian News Network reports:
During the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington on Thursday, Barack Obama spoke against violence committed in the name of religion, and stated that Christians have been just as guilty as Muslims and other terror groups of this crime.
“It’s not unique to one group or one religion,” he said. “There is a tendency in us—a sinful tendency—that can pervert and distort our faith.”
NASCAR legend declares to Obama, Dalai Lama at Prayer Breakfast: without Christ, you will go to hell
by Marsha West
Christian Research Network reports:
During Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, NASCAR great Darrell Waltrip shared his Christian testimony with the thousands gathered, including Barack and Michelle Obama and the Dalai Lama, stating that he thought he was once a pretty good person, but “good people” go to Hell without Christ.
Rick Warren: Protestants, Catholics must unite to defend life, sex, marriage – ‘we’re on the same team’
by Marsha West
Rick Warren is on a mission to unite with the apostate Church of Rome in an effort to solve society’s social ills. As usual, Warren downplays the wide divide between Rome and biblical Christianity. CNS News writes:
Evangelical pastor Rick Warren, who leads the eighth largest church in America, Saddleback Church, and is the author of the hugely popular book The Purpose Driven Life, said that Protestants and Catholics must form a “unity of missions” to defend the sanctity of life, sex, and the family, stressing that, “If you love Jesus, we’re on the same team.”
‘Four Blood Moons’ Book by Pastor John Hagee Gets Big-Screen Treatment; Docu-Drama to Feature Expert Commentary From Dinesh D’Souza, Dennis Prager and David Barton
Now, the popular prophecy title, purported to perfectly tie together Scripture, science, and history, is scheduled for a one-night theatrical event beginning March 23, three days after a total solar eclipse is expected to occur and days before a total lunar eclipse.
They Must Be Stopped
Jan’s first guest is Brigitte Gabriel who has been sounding a warning as to the Islamic threat in the world – and specifically America – for a decade. She is the author of “They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam” and “Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America” found in any bookstore. Compelling sound bites are played that support her case. Then Jan talks to Pastor Ray Bentley about his book, “The Holy Land Key: Unlocking End-Times Prophecy Through the Lives of God’s People in Israel”. We use the mobile app found at http://www.oneplace.com.
Chuck Missler Aligns Himself with ‘Prophet’ Kim Clement
For the past few years, we have documented the ever-mystical leanings of notable Bible teacher and author, Chuck Missler, ultimately listing him among a group of evangelical teachers we’ve dubbed ‘Postmodern Prophecy Paradigm’ (PPP) leaders, because of their gravitation away from sound truth revealed in Scripture alone, coupled with their feverish efforts to re-fashion end-times prophecy to fit their extra-biblical speculations….
What Will Matter to Evangelicals in 2016
The most important test of 2016 may be the Thomas Jefferson Primary —the race to see which candidates offer a clear, coherent vision of religious liberty when the very idea is contested in American politics. (Moore, The Wall Street Journal)
Fight the spiritual forces of wickedness — and win!
by Marsha West, 12/11/14 Renew America
Satanism…religious liberty…beheadings…gender confusion…ecumenicalism. My tendency is to fret about such things, even though God reminds us in His Word:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7)
Likewise, 1 Peter 5:7 commands believers not to be anxious but to lay all our worries on God because He cares for us. So is there any question that His people are to go to Him with the hard things, lay them at His feet, and trust that we can literally “let go and let God”?
City Calls on Allah, Zeus, Satan
by Bob Unruh, 12/12/14
He prayed: “Mother Earth, we gather today in your redeeming and glorious presence to invoke your eternal guidance in the universe, the original creator of all things. May the efforts of this council blend the righteousness of Allah with the all knowing wisdom of Satan. May Zeus, the great god of justice, grant us strength tonight. Jesus might forgive our shortcomings while Buddha enlightens us through his divine affection. We praise you Krishna for the sanguine sacrifice that freed us all. After all, if almighty Thor is with us, who can ever be against us? And finally for the bounty of logic, reason and science, we simply thank the atheists, agnostics, humanists, who now account for one in five Americans and growing rapidly. In closing. Let us above all, love one another, not to obtain mythical rewards for ourselves now, hereafter or based on superstitious threats of eternal damnation, but rather embrace secular-based principles of morality, and do good for goodness sake. And so we pray, so what?”
Mennonite Magazine Offers: “Find Yourself a Thin Place this Christmas”
by Menno-Lite, Lighthouse Trails, 12/13/14 LT Publishing
In an article called Have a “thin” Christmas in the December 2014 issue of the MB Herald, readers are encouraged to find God in the “thin places” this Christmas.
Creflo Dollar Says Myles Munroe Came to Him in a Dream Three Days After He Died and He Was Leading His Own Funeral
by The Christian Post, 12/15/14
Popular televangelist and founder of World Changers Church International, Creflo Dollar, revealed at a national memorial service for renowned pastor and motivational speaker Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth, in the Bahamas that the revered preacher appeared to him in a dream three days after the deadly crash that killed the beloved couple and seven others last month.
(CN) — During Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, NASCAR great Darrell Waltrip shared his Christian testimony with the thousands gathered, including Barack and Michelle Obama and the Dalai Lama, stating that he thought he was once a pretty good person, but “good people” go to Hell without Christ.
Waltrip, a NASCAR Hall of Fame recipient with 84 wins, spoke about the importance of coming to Christ and becoming a new creature before approximately 4,000 attendees, which hailed from 170 countries worldwide. He spent most of his talk sharing his story of how God changed his life from being a man that struggled with pride and alcoholism, to a person who now is humble and lives for Christ and not himself.
Downed Jordanian Pilot Captured by Barbaric ISIS Group Locked in Cage, Burned Alive
Katy Perry Promotes Experimenting With Lesbianism to Millions During Super Bowl XLIX
‘He Redeemed My Life’: Man Who Lived as Woman for Years Now Shares Christ With Transgenders
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- IRS vs. Kent Hovind: Imprisoned Evolutionary Foe Now Facing New Charges, Life Behind Bars
- Judge Finds Christian Bakers Guilty for Refusing to Bake ‘Gay’ Cakes, Fines May Bankrupt Business
- Professor Says ‘Fear of Man, Not God’ Led Megachurch Leader to Accept Homosexual Members
- ISIS Beheads Japanese Christian Who Tried to Save Captured Friend
The ethics of vaccination
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 09:39 PM PST
Something very strange has been happening in Australia’s skies, baffling even the nation’s top air safety experts. It turns out that pilots have been reporting sightings of mysterious flying objects for years, but these cases have been kept hush-hush. It’s only now that they are finally coming to light. And it’s all thanks to two curious scientists: Paul Dean, a Melbourne-based UFO researcher, and Keith Basterfield, the author of UFOs: the Image Hypothesis. The duo were fascinated by an Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) report into an incident near Perth on March 19 last year involving a flying object, so they delved into the case, and in the process discovered evidence of other similar encounters in Australia that had been kept a secret. The ATSB report had concluded that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV — otherwise known as a drone) may have been responsible for the March 19 sighting. But there are doubts, with an ATSB spokesman telling news.com.au: “The ATSB was not able to confirm the details of the object or identify any UAV operator in the area at that time.” Details of the incident were provided in the report: “At about 3800 ft above mean sea level, the crew sighted a bright strobe light directly in front of the aircraft. The light appeared to track towards the aircraft and the crew realised that the light was on an unknown object, possibly an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) … “The pilot reported that the object was cylindrical in shape and grey in colour.” The shocked pilot, who had 53 passengers on board, was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision with the object. Dean and Basterfield had originally pushed for the case to be classed as a UFO event. However, they have just published a new analysis of the close encounter, and now they believe that someone could be firing rockets at planes, Crikey reports. Why did they change their minds? The scientists had lodged a freedom of information request with Air Services Australia, asking for information on recent cases of unexplained objects in our skies. They were stunned when the response to their request detailed 13 incidents over the past seven years. One of these involved a “missile-like object” that was seen dropping in the skies, with a parachute. More
|NASCAR Legend At National Prayer Breakfast Tells Obama “If You Don’t Know Jesus, You’re Going To Hell.”Posted: 06 Feb 2015 07:37 PM PST
SITTING JUST FEET AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENT, FORMER NASCAR DRIVER AND HALL-OF-FAMER, DARRELL WALTRIP, GAVE HIS CHRISTIAN TESTIMONY TO AN AUDIENCE THAT INCLUDED THE DALAI LAMA
“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.” John 3:16 (KJV)
Waltrip said “If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior … you are going to hell.” Waltrip spoke about how Jesus transformed his life. He told the audience that before he was saved, it was all about him. “I did everything to satisfy me,” he said.
Then he was in a severe crash during a race and everything changed.
“I realized that wreck knocked me conscience,” Waltrip said. “It scared the hell out of me. I mean that literally. I realized, what if I had lost my life that day at Daytona? Would I have go to heaven or would I have gone to hell? I thought I was a good guy, but folks, let me tell you something: good guys go to hell.”
He continued, “If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your lord and savior, if you don’t have a relationship, if he’s not the master of your life, if you’ve never gotten on your knees and asked him to forgive you of your sins, or if you are just a pretty good guy or a pretty good gal, you’re going to go to hell.” source
Waltrip also made a less than subtle reference to Ben Carson, a brain surgeon and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate, who gave a controversial keynote address at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. Jokingly, Waltrip said he wondered why he would be asked to be the keynote speaker. “I thought about it Mr. President, and I got it: I’m not a brain surgeon and I’m not running for office, so I’m the perfect guy to be here,” he said to laughter. “I hope that’s OK. My wife told me I shouldn’t say that, but she’s sitting down there shaking her head now.” Personally, I think that Mr. Obama hand picked Mr. Waltrip to be the keynote speaker, because In his mind, Barack Obama looks down on NASCAR, probably considering it a redneck sport. More
|Three St. Louis County suspects charged with supporting ISIS terroristsPosted: 06 Feb 2015 07:28 PM PST
Three people from St. Louis County are charged with conspiring to support an ISIS terrorist fighter in Syria and Iraq. The department of Justice says they were also working with three other Bosnian immigrants living in Illinois and New York. The Department of Justice says in an indictment that Abdullah Ramo Pazara traveled from St. Louis to Zagreb Croatia on May 28, 2013. He then made his way to Syria to fight for terrorists associated with ISIS. The indictment states that the suspects were collecting goods and money to support Pazara in his mission.
St. Louis County residents Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37 are charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists. A release from the DOJ says that they were working with Nihad Rosic, 26, of Utica, New York; Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34 of Schiller Park, Illinois; and Jasminka Ramic, 42, of Rockford, Illinois. They are also charged with providing material support to terrorists.
Ramiz Zijad Hodzic and Nihad Rosic are also charged with conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country. All six of the suspects are natives of Bosnia who immigrated to the United States. Three of them have become naturalized citizens of the United States. Five of the defendants are in the United States and have been arrested. One remains at large outside the United States. Authorities declined to specify which suspect remains on the loose.
The indictment says that Siki Hodzic and Sedina Hodzic are accused of transferring money and shipping US military uniforms, tactical gear, firearms accessories, rifle scopes and more to fighters in Syria. The Department of Justice says that they used Facebook and aliases to communicate with members of the conspiracy. Each charge has penalties ranging up to 15 years imprisonment for each count or fines up to $250,000. More
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|Billionaire Eric Sprott Just Made One Of The Most Dire Predictions Of 2015Posted: 06 Feb 2015 07:19 PM PST
Today billionaire Eric Sprott warned King World News that massive derivatives losses have already taken place and they are currently being hidden from the public. He then issued one of the most dire predictions of 2015.
Eric King: “What is going to trigger the disaster that brings the world back to reality?”
Sprott: “There is no doubt in my mind that we are in the disaster. It is a disaster when a currency falls by 30 percent. These things that are going on are absolutely insane….“The biggest issue is what’s happening in the derivatives market. It’s just staggering to think that we have one quadrillion dollars of derivatives.
Look at the chaos. You have no idea what’s going to happen to a currency the next day. Brazil’s currency is crashing. We’ve had oil fall (over) 50 percent and various other commodities have collapsed. Bond yields have gone up today, so some guy who is levered long the bonds — he’s getting killed today. There has to be a lot of hurt going on out there.
I don’t even know if we will ever see it (the enormity of the financial destruction), Eric, because of these changes in accounting policies. The FDIC is supposed to take care of derivative losses at major banks. This was passed in a recent resolution by Congress. We may not see it manifest itself because they (major banks) don’t have to mark-to-market. But any sane person has to know what’s going on.
You can’t have one quadrillion dollars on either side of a market and nobody is losing money. Somebody is losing money and the amounts are way beyond anyone’s ability to pay. So that would be my biggest fear here — that there have to be some huge losses being taken. For example, when Switzerland abandoned the (currency) peg, some hedge fund that had $850 million in it got wiped out in a day. The leverage that’s out there is just staggering and that’s just one example.
And someday there is going to be a claim on some entity where that bank will not be able to honor the claim. Nobody has any idea what’s going on in these banks with their huge derivatives positions. Nobody knows what’s happening. Full Story
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|S&P downgrades Greece to just above junkPosted: 06 Feb 2015 06:44 PM PST
Standard & Poor’s has cut Greece’s credit rating from B to B negative – just a notch above junk level – warning of further downgrades as the newly elected Greek government scrambles to find a solution to Greece’s financial woes with its creditors. The rating agency noted on Friday that it will be keeping Greece on “creditwatch negative” meaning that another cut to its rating might be looming. The agency said that the downgrade “reflects our view that the liquidity constraints weighing on Greece’s banks and its economy have narrowed the timeframe during which the new government can reach an agreement on a financing program with its official creditors.” The radical leftist Syriza party was swept into power last month promising to put an end to the harsh austerity measures imposed on the country as a condition of the massive €240 billion loan doled out in 2010 by a troika of creditors, European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank.
The ECB announced earlier this week that it would not accept Greek government bonds as collateral until a coherent bailout program is agreed on.“Although the newly elected Greek government has been in power for less than two weeks, we believe its limited cash buffers and approaching debt redemptions to official preferred creditors constrain its negotiating flexibility,” S&P said in a statement. The agency also warned that drawn out negotiations for a bailout plan could bode badly for Greece’s economy. “Liquidity constraints have narrowed the timeframe during which Greece’s new government can reach an agreement with its official creditors,” the agency said.
Greece meanwhile does not plan to seek any more bailout money, but instead needs authorization for issuing more short-term debt, Reuters reported citing a Greek government official. “Greece is not asking for the remaining tranches of the current bailout program – except the 1.9 billion euros that the ECB and the EU member states’ central banks must return,” he told Reuters. Greek officials, including rock star finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, have insisted that Greece does not want an extension of the bailout, but rather a bridge deal which would give it time to present a new proposal. Source
|Bible brings freedom to famous former slavePosted: 06 Feb 2015 06:37 PM PST
Frederick Baily was born on a Maryland plantation around Feb. 7, 1817, though no accurate records exist, as he was a slave. He later chose the birth date of Feb. 14, as he remembered his mother calling him her “little valentine.” He never saw his mother in the daylight, as he was separated from her as an infant. He did not know who his father was. Around 12 years old, his master’s sister-in-law, Sophia Auld, was teaching Frederick the alphabet, despite this being against the law. When her husband found out and immediately forbade it, saying that if slaves could read, they would grow discontent and desire freedom. Frederick Douglass considered this the “first decidedly anti-slavery lecture” he had ever heard, causing him to be determined to read all the more. Douglas wrote in his autobiography of learning to read from neighborhood white children. He would carefully observe the writings of men he worked with. He remembered reading a newspaper only to have it snatched away from him with a scolding. Frederick voraciously read newspapers, books and a publication titled The Columbian Orator. He is noted as saying, “Knowledge is the pathway from slavery to freedom.” Frederick was hired out to the William Freeland plantation, where he taught other slaves to read the New Testament at a weekly Sunday school. Enthusiasm in learning to read drew more than 40 slaves to attend. Neighboring plantation owners were incensed that their slaves were learning to read, as this made it harder to control them. One Sunday they burst in with clubs and dispersed Frederick’s congregation. Douglass’ owner sent him a “slave-breaker,” who whipped him regularly, nearly breaking him psychologically. After a confrontation, he never tried to beat him again. Frederick’s owner rented him out to caulk ships in a shipyard. In 1837, Frederick fell in love with Anna Murray, a free black in Baltimore. She helped provide him with a sailor’s uniform and some identification papers from a free black seaman, and on Sept. 3, 1838, Frederick escaped by boarding a train to Havre de Grace, Maryland, and from there fled to New York. Frederick and Anna Murray were married eleven days later by a black Presbyterian minister, and they changed their last name from “Baily” to “Douglass” to hide Frederick’s former identity. More
|Hundreds of dead fish appear, ‘causing concern’ in the Black river in ArgentinaPosted: 06 Feb 2015 06:30 PM PST
Residents of Villa Rio Black released through the social network Facebook the presence of dead fish along the river. They said it’s not the first time they appear hundreds of dead fish on the spot and ask the authorities to take action on the matter. This morning Centener fish found floating dead on the shore of the Black River. Concerned about the situation, neighbors alerted the community through the social network Facebook and then gained significant impact, among which stressed that “it is not the first time they appear dead fish in there.” Significantly, it is a place where many people usually have fished and where many children choose to swim during hot summer days. Given this fact, the neighbors alerted and asked the relevant authorities to use the site and verify the dangerousness of the situation and alert the community if the case of water pollution. More
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|Should Public Officials and Business Owners Be Forced to Provide Gay Wedding Services?Posted: 06 Feb 2015 06:00 PM PST
Slightly more Americans support gay marriage than oppose it, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, though that same survey found that people are also more likely to support allowing wedding-related businesses to deny services to gay couples on religious grounds. While 44 percent of respondents had no problem with legalizing gay unions in their states, 39 percent opposed such a measure, with 15 percent claiming that they have no opinion on the matter. But as for the related hot topic of government officials and religious business owners having the right to decline services to gays and lesbians, the public offered some caveats, according to the Associated Press. Fifty percent of respondents said that state and local officials and judges who issue marriage licenses in places where gay unions are legal should be exempt from doing so if they have a religious objection; 46 percent said that they should not be exempt. There was even more support for business owners who provide wedding products and services being able to refuse service to gay weddings, with 57 percent favoring this right and 39 percent rejecting it. The AP-GfK Poll was conducted from January 29-February 2 among 1,045 U.S. adults, with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. TheBlaze has extensively covered the debate over exemptions for public officials and business owners. From bakers being investigated for refusing to make cakes with messages opposed to homosexuality to bakers declining gay wedding confectionaries, there have been a series of highly publicized debates of late over the contentious issue. There are also other incidents that are similar, but do not involve wedding services, including the recent case of a Christian printer who was punished after declining services to a gay pride organization. Full Story
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|Teen Scores Major Victory Against Atheists in Court Battle to Strike ‘Under God’ From the PledgePosted: 06 Feb 2015 05:56 PM PST
A New Jersey judge has thrown out an atheist-led lawsuit that argued that “under God” is a violation of the state’s constitution, derailing activists’ latest attempt to remove the decades-old wording from the Pledge of Allegiance — and handing a victory to a faithful teenager who had battled to keep the wording in tact. As TheBlaze previously reported, activist groups have traditionally used the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to go after the Pledge, but the American Humanist Association, a secular group, started embracing a new strategy last year after atheists repeatedly lost court battles to strike down the language; they began framing arguments using state constitutions. The court battle started last February when an unnamed family in New Jersey filed a lawsuit against Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District in Aberdeen, New Jersey, arguing through representation by the American Humanist Association that mentioning God in the Pledge of Allegiance constituted discrimination against nonbelievers, violating the equal protection clause of New Jersey’s constitution. The lawsuit also questioned the history surrounding the recitation — a controversial developmental time-line that TheBlaze has covered in detail. “It’s not the place of state governments to take a position on god-belief,” Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, told Religion News Service at the time. “The current pledge practice marginalizes atheist and humanist kids as something less than ideal patriots, merely because they don’t believe the nation is under God.” The school district’s lawyer had argued, though, that officials have merely been following state law, which requires daily recitation of the pledge. While the district offers the recitation in its seven elementary, middle and high schools, students are not required to participate. The court battle only intensified last year when Samantha Jones, a senior at Highland Regional High School in Blackwood, New Jersey, joined her family in officially filing a response to the American Humanist Association lawsuit, defending the presence of “under God” in the Pledge. In the end, though, atheists’ new tactic led to a loss for atheist activists, with Jones speaking out in favor of the lawsuit’s Friday dismissal. “I’m so grateful the court decided that kids like me shouldn’t be silenced just because some people object to timeless American values,” she said in a statement distributed through her attorneys at the Becket Fund. Jones continued,”Ever since I was little, I’ve recited the Pledge of Allegiance because it sums up the values that make our country great. The phrase ‘under God’ protects all Americans — including atheists — because it reminds the government that it can’t take away basic human rights because it didn’t create them.” Full Story
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|McDonald’s Sausage Burrito contains more than 100 ingredients – including chemical used in FireworksPosted: 06 Feb 2015 05:51 PM PST
A McDonald’s Sausage Burrito certainly promises to fire you up for the day, with more than 100 ingredients including one chemical compound used in fireworks. A new behind-the-scenes video reveals that although the liquid egg in the sandwich originates from a farm in Michigan, it is mixed with twenty other components before flash frozen and reheated at restaurants. Among the scrambled egg mix is carboxymethyl cellulose – a binding compound found in denture adhesives – and sodium benzoate, which is also used in fireworks to produce a whistling sound. Both ingredients are commonly used in the processed food industry as a cheap way of thickening and preserving goods. The other components of the McDonald’s breakfast burrito include ‘pre-cooked sausage crumbles.’ Thankfully the brown-colored nodules do contain pork. But the niblets are blended with various other substances including propyl gallate – an antioxidant preservative also used in a wide variety of vanity products, including lipsticks and shower gel. After the egg and pork is combined, a layer of processed American cheese is melted on top. Soy lecithin – which some suggest triggers weight fluctuations and gastrointestinal problems – is added to the milk, cream, water and ‘cheese culture’ blend, in a bid to stop the cheesy slices from getting stuck together in storage. Finally, the egg, sausage and cheese is wrapped up in a tortilla wrap by chefs. In a bid to extend the shelf life of the flour product, a number of preservatives are added during the factory baking process. And hey presto, a McDonald’s Sausage Burrito is served. The finished breakfast meal contains 300 calories, 12 grams of protein and 790 milligrams of sodium – more than one third of the recommended daily intake. McDonald’s is striving to be more transparent about what goes into its products with ingredients and nutritional values clearly listed on its website. Full Story
New McDonald’s “Sausage” Burrito Has Over 100 Ingredients Including Chemical Used In Fireworks
A McDonald’s Sausage Burrito certainly promises to fire you up for the day, with more than 100 ingredients including one chemical compound used in fireworks
A new behind-the-scenes video reveals that although the liquid egg in the sandwich originates from a farm in Michigan, it is mixed with twenty other components before flash frozen and reheated at restaurants.
Among the scrambled egg mix is carboxymethyl cellulose – a binding compound found in denture adhesives – and sodium benzoate, which is also used in fireworks to produce a whistling sound.
Both ingredients are commonly used in the processed food industry as a cheap way of thickening and preserving goods. The other components of the McDonald’s breakfast burrito include ‘pre-cooked sausage crumbles.’ Thankfully the brown-colored nodules do contain pork.
But the niblets are blended with various other substances including propyl gallate – an antioxidant preservative also used in a wide variety of lipsticks and shower gel.
After the egg and pork is combined, a layer of processed American cheese is melted on top.
Soy lecithin – which some suggest triggers weight fluctuations and gastrointestinal problems – is added to the milk, cream, water and ‘cheese culture’ blend, in a bid to stop the cheesy slices from getting stuck together in storage.
Finally, the egg, sausage and cheese is wrapped up in a tortilla wrap by chefs. In a bid to extend the shelf life of the flour product, a number of preservatives are added during the factory baking process.
And hey presto, a McDonald’s Sausage Burrito is served.
The finished breakfast meal contains 300 calories, 12 grams of protein and 790 milligrams of sodium – more than one third of the recommended daily intake.
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Katy Perry Admits She Sold Her Soul To The Devil (VIDEO)
In these last days before the Rapture, the spiritual battle we are fighting is heating up to levels not seen on this earth since the days of Noah and Lot
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36 (KJV)
Last Sunday night, NTEB lit up the Internet with our expose on Katy Perry’s performance at the 2015 Super Bowl, with over a million people logging on to read it. Many of you, however, seemed to sufficiently confused by her “bubble gum” outfits and imagery, failing to see the real dangers lurking just under the surface. Part of why Perry does that is to lure in the very young who are attracted to her use of primary colors and nursery-themed characters dancing around on stage. That’s the bait, and it works amazingly well.
But once she draws them in , and they begin to watch her other music videos on You Tube, the landscape rapidly changes and now those young fans are spoon-fed the “real” Katy Perry. Many of Perry’s biggest hit songs have to do with lesbianism, bestiality, the Illuminati, and of course, selling your soul to the Devil. Look at some of the words to her massive hit song, Rock God:
“Preacher man walked into the club and he said
He said, hey girl can’t you walk and not stray?
Father I’m torn and I’m selling my soul to the
Rhythm, the beat and the bass
Cause I can’t confess my rock and roll ways
Cause I’m so possessed with the music
The music he plays…
No, I wouldn’t change a thing even if I could
Cuz’ I chose a path and I’m not looking back
And I’m sorry if I left the angels crying over me
Cause I’m gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone
(Have you ever felt this way, have you ever ever never, felt this way)
Yeah I’m gone, gone, gone
With my rock, rock god”
The fine folks over at Good Fight Ministries have put together an excellent video laying this all out in graphical detail. Some of the information contained in the video may not be suitable for young viewers so please watch it before showing it to your kids.
Perhaps you’ve already forgotten Perry’s Dark Horse performance at the 2014 Grammys that had even the unsaved world scratching their heads and tweeting, “did we just watch Katy Perry perform witchcraft at the Grammys”? How quickly we forget in our “always on” world.
In that performance, Katy Perry, was surrounded by demons as she danced around an upside down broomstick before being encircled by fire during a performance of her song “Dark Horse”. Perry also wore clothing bearing an illuminated Knights Templar cross.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
In these last days before the Rapture, the spiritual battle we are fighting is heating up to levels not seen on this earth since the days of Noah and Lot, exactly how Jesus said it would be right before major prophecy begins to be fulfilled. These are those days, and this is our fight.
Whose side are you on?
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TGC Spotlight 02.06.15
TGC Spotlight highlights TGC articles from earlier in the week, previews articles coming next week, and links to items around the web that you might have missed.
Featured TGC Articles
Dispatch From America’s Most Bible-minded City | Collin Hansen
Just because you make the Bible AN authority doesn’t mean you make it THE authority.
How Martin Luther King Jr. Overcame ‘Christian’ White Supremacy | Russell Moore
The civil rights heroes of the 1960s indicted conservative hypocrites, prophetically, with the conservatives’ own convictional claims.
David Platt on How The Gospel Frames The Social Issues of Our Day | Matt Smethurst
The message of the gospel has always been countercultural, and the need for the gospel has always been urgent in every culture.
Caring For The Nearest Neighbors | Courtney Reissig
While staying home affords me the opportunity to also serve my friends and neighbors in need, I’m in closest proximity to my kids.
When Reading The Bible Through Just Wouldn’t Do | Gaye Clark
For decades I used the conventional annual Bible reading plans but struggled to keep up. Then, one year, everything changed, and I discovered a new approach.
Featured TGC Contributor Articles
The movie Selma reminds us that white clergy protested and marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and other African Americans in the 1960s on behalf of Civil Rights. But it also reminds us—as Anthony Bradley recently observed—that many of those clergy were from the North and were Protestant mainliners, Greek Orthodox, Jewish, and Roman Catholic. One has to wonder: where where the conservative evangelicals?
The “Plus One” Approach to Church | Kevin DeYoung
Are you just starting out at a new church and don’t know how to get plugged in? Have you been at your church for years and still haven’t found your place? Are you feeling disconnected, unhappy, or bored with your local congregation? Let me suggest you enter the “Plus One” program of church involvement.
A Better Way to Make Disciples Among the Nations | Trevin Wax
Global religious diversity is one of the central facts—and challenges—confronting evangelical missions today. In A Trinitarian Theology of Religions: An Evangelical Proposal, Gerald McDermott and Harold Netland take stock of different theological understandings of the relationship between Christianity and other religions.
Letters to a Young Protestor, 7: On Racists | Thabiti Anyabwile
Dear Niecie, It’s been too long since I’ve heard from you or written. I was glad to talk with your mom and see that she’s doing well with the new cancer treatments and to hear you’re doing well in school. I praise God for that.
Quietness vs. prominence | Ray Ortlund
I have calmed and quieted my soul. Psalm 131:2 How did David get into that quiet place before God? He forsook ambition. “My eyes are not raised too high,” he wrote. He checked that restless impulse of ingratitude and the itch of attention-seeking. He settled into the role and place God had assigned to him, because he trusted in the wisdom and goodness of God’s providential care.
A Prayer for Keeping Our Sufferings in Perspective | Scotty Smith
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for the weariness-validating, heart-liberating voice of the Scriptures. Your Word brings us the encouragement we need, at just the right time. Today, I’m grateful for both Peter and Paul’s words about the sufferings we experience in this world. Both of these men were quite familiar with suffering, and both of them were even more familiar with your sovereign might and endless mercies.
Coming Next Week at TGC
Lost Jobs, Found Church | Greg Forster
Greg Forster calls on churches to serve the poor, especially those caught in technological transition resulting in job loss.
Strange Is Good with the Trinity | Fred Sanders
Fred Sanders discusses the practical dimensions of the doctrine of the Trinity.
Why Is the Number of the Beast 666? | Greg Beale
Greg Beale explains why the number of the beast in Revelation 13:8 is 666.
Albuquerque Regional Conference (March 20-22, 2015)
Assembled Under the Word: Preaching and Christ. Speakers include Alistair Begg, D.A. Carson, and David Helm.
2015 National Conference (April 1-15, 2015)
Heading Home: A New Heaven and a New Earth. Speakers include Tim Keller, D.A. Carson, John Piper, Mark Dever, Voddie Baucham, Philip G. Ryken, Ligon Duncan, and many others.
Fifty Shades: Now On Sale At Target
D.C. McAllister, The Federalist
Target welcomes ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ products to its formerly family-friendly shelves. Do we really need society to get any more messed up?
Senior church figures have called on the UK government to block the creation of babies from three people.
Study: suffering at end of life is getting worse, not better
Jenny Gold, Vox
It’s been more than 15 years since the Institute of Medicine released its seminal 1997 report detailing the suffering many Americans experience at the end of life and offering sweeping recommendations on how to improve care. So has dying in America gotten any less painful?
Bill aiming to reduce veteran suicide makes way to White House
Matthew Daly , Associated Press
A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans is on its way to the president for his signature.
Christianity and Culture
Religion and Politics
Russell Moore, Tabletalk
What is the mission of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and how does it carry out its work?
Why Marching for Life Should Be a Way of Life
Daniel Darling, OnFaith
We march for the unborn, but we’re also learning to see the image of God in other marginalized people.
10 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking
Heather Davis Nelson, OnFaith
If you’re not sure where to begin engaging with human trafficking, start here.
How Conservatives Are Getting Right On Crime
Rachel Lu, The Federalist
Today’s conservative crime reformers are aiming for less guards, bars, and prison beds.
A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral
Julie Scelfo , New York Times
While colleges across the country have been grappling with concerns related to students transitioning from one gender to another, Vermont is at the forefront in recognizing the next step in identity politics: the validation of a third gender.
Among the Anti-Vaxxers
Ross Douthat, New York Times
Without getting too personal, I’ll just say that I spent a fair amount of time as a kid in circles — mostly liberal and crunchy, though sometimes with a religious element as well — where anti-vaccine sentiment flourished, and have some familial experience with why people end up going down that path.
Finding Homes for Ebola’s Orphans
Karen Weintraub, National Geographic
In West Africa, agencies try to find family, friends to care for children who lost parents.
A video published online by Islamic State (IS) militants claims to show Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive.
Iceland to Officially Worship Norse Gods Again
Orion Jones, Big Think
For the first time since the Vikings sailed, the Icelandic public will soon be able to worship classical Norse gods like Odin, Thor, and Frigg at a public temple build in their honor.
The US is set to destroy its largest remaining cache of chemical-laden artillery shells, bringing it closer to complying with an international treaty.
Religious and secular advocates urge IRS to clarify rules on political endorsements from the pulpit
Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
Religious and secular advocacy groups jointly called Thursday (Jan. 29) for greater clarity by the Internal Revenue Service regarding nonprofits and political activity.
Administrative Law Judge Finds Bakery’s Refusal To Furnish Same-Sex Wedding Cake Violates Anti-Discrimination Law
Howard Friedman, Religion Clause
In In re Melissa Klein, (OR BOLI, Jan. 29, 2015), an Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Administrative Law Judge, in a 52-page opinion, held that Aaron Klein, a co-owner of the bakery “Sweetcakes by Melissa”, discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation, in violation of the public accommodation provisions of ORS 695A.403.
Science vs. Religion Is Really a Three-Way Split
Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service
“Post-Seculars” are religious and scientifically minded, but break with both packs when the two collide.
Is Christian Teaching on Sexuality Psychologically Harmful?
Andrew T. Walker and Glenn Stanton, Public Discourse
For parents with LGBT children, Christianity offers an alternative to false dilemmas of affirmation or abandonment.
What Parents Should Know About Giving Hormones To Trans Kids
Walt Heyer, The Federalist
Medical guidelines advise against doing what many U.S. doctors are to kids who feel like the opposite gender: Giving them life-altering hormones early.
Transgenderism: ‘An Idea to be Spread’
Rod Dreher, The American Conservative
What interests me about this story is not that there are people who believe that they are some sort of third gender, but that a university formally recognizes it. This is the institutionalization of the revolution.
Some Here, Some There — February 6, 2015
- Over at The4thDave Blog, Dave Mitchell has been posting his thoughts about the Sufficient Fire conference. He was to post his final thoughts today.
- Speaking of Sufficient Fire, our friends over at Charisma Magazine who is either adding to or improving on Scripture with her private “prophetic words.” Once again, it’s that 99% fringe that gives the 1% a bad name!
- What, you still want to tell me that Charismatics believe in the sufficiency of Scripture? Well, isn’t that special!
- In case you didn’t notice: Logos has God’s Wisdom in Proverbs on sale this month. Also, WTS Books and the publisher are selling the hard-copy for about 50% off (here and here).
- Last week we noted our latest Profile In Courage By Embodying Its Opposite — the “evangelical” TN church that caved to the homosexualist agenda. Apart from misidentifying the church as “the new Israel,” Owen Strachan offers a really terrific, stirring, heartening, un-TGC-like commentary on the incident. It’s full of quotables, so just read it.
- Meanwhile, here in Houston, a woman gave up her search for a man, and married herself. I’d say she’s every bit as “married” as folks who “marry” in their own sex. (H-t Robert Sakovich.)
- A brother saved from the homosexual lifestyle muses about why God didn’t answer his years of prayers to be made straight. It’s nuanced, thoughtful, careful and helpful — and yet it’s a really good read anyway!
- Denny Burk pointed to a thought-provoking essay about a girl who experienced some sexual identity confusion in 1985, and how there were fewer options to affirm and cement her confusion, and how grateful the lady that she now is that she went through this then and not now.
- Denny also points to a bit of straight thinking (pun noted, not intended) on the absurdity of transgenderist thinking…if it can be called that.
- Denny Trifecta: the prof offers guidelines on how to relate as Christians to those who have mutilated themselves.
- The best part of Justin Taylor’s post on the days of Genesis continues to be the response-pieces. Mark Snoeberger of DBTS offers a detailed (and very good) response to the propping up of old-earthism by Justin Taylor that we noted last week. Really enjoy his style. Refreshing contrast.
- (One of Mark’s commenters opined that the post was thoughtful, careful, and respectful. What a terrible thing to say. Don’t let that stop you from reading it.)
- Plus: As I’ve often remarked, when Doug Wilson is good, none is better. As he is when he weighs in on the days of creation. Many thinkables and quotables.
- I wonders: did TGC block 9Marks after this tweet?
- Relatedly (if you think about it), Carl Trueman offers some more poignant thoughts about the Top Men, their echo chambers, and how we must avoid the same.
- The Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary Journal is a goldmine, and here’s an article linking to some examples and pointing to more.
- Good to know that “the medieval Christian threat is under control.” #burn
- A really good suggestion for church involvement from Kevin DeYoung.
- At no extra cost, the (really wretched) meta to Kevin’s (really excellent) post is yet another illustration of what happens with high-visibility unmoderated comment sections, and why we don’t do it. Ironically, you’ll see a character there calling himself “A. Amos Love,” waving around a note from God as to why Christ’s church isn’t for him. Evidently he did not use the opportunity to learn from what happened when he tried that here, after his first effort here.
- With some epic-ly clever graphics, Lyndon Unger writes about
- In closing, I ask: What do you get when you cross a really fast pianist with a really fast drummer? And I answer: This guy.
- John MacArthur on the home of a godly shepherd.
- I wouldn’t write this article exactly this way, but nevertheless, I totally agree, let’s stop singing these worship songs.
- I’m thinking of making these (with dairy- and soy-free butter, thank you very much, allergies), and trying them out on my coworkers. If I do, I’ll let you know how it goes.
- Ice church is tolerant.
- William Tyndale on God’s sovereign election.
- What does the Bible say about angelic visitations?
- Here’s your weekly dose of adorable (thanks, Stephen!).
- Baby stingrays.
- Ed Young. There, that’s all I had to say, wasn’t it?
- The Fifty Shades of Grey tchotchkes are starting to appear…in Target (warning that this short article presents a tweet that uses a term that is more explicit than some may prefer).
- Some thoughts on Sarah Young and Ann Voskamp.
- I say ‘ow‘ a lot. Good news is, that must mean I can tolerate more pain. Bad news—I’m clumsy or I wouldn’t be saying it in the first place.
- So…at what point are you willing to concede that he’s not meditating any longer?
- God’s sovereign compassion:
Waiting UponThe Lord. Follow Up
Q. I appreciate your answer for the person asking what it means to wait on the Lord. In your answer you said, ” I believe it means that after praying for direction, we are to wait patiently for the Lord to provide it.” If so, then how does James 2:17 apply, ” In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead?” To me, waiting means just that, you wait. You don’t step forward in any direction. So, if we pray in faith and then accompany that pray by action, where does the waiting fit in?
Who Should We Pray To? Follow Up
Q. Re: Who Should We Pray To? You responded with “We can pray in the Spirit and in His power”. Please explain “pray in the Spirit”. My local church preaches that this is tongues but reading the verses they use in context doesn’t make sense. When I throw out those verses used out of context I am left with Ephesians 6:18 and Jude 20. Both mention “praying in the spirit” but do not instruct on what it is. I do not understand how they can build a doctrine on this when there is so little instruction. Surely if tongues is important as it is preached the Holy Spirit would have put instruction on it in the word. I can hardly turn a page without being told how to walk in love, live by faith but not much on “praying in the spirit” Am I missing something here?
Would The Temple Have Been Destroyed Anyway?
Q. I know that if Jewish Leadership would have accepted Jesus death/resurrection for their sins when He came the first time, the church would not have been born. The remaining 7 years would have begun following the resurrection of Jesus. My question is, would the temple still have been torn down or would the antichrist have just stood in Herod’s temple?
A Post Rapture Remnant?
Q. A friend recommended your website and I’m really glad they did. I was impressed with what I’ve read so far. I wanted to get your opinion on something I’ve come to understand in the last few years. I’ve believed in the Rapture for some time now, but always had the feeling that I would not be Raptured, even though I’m a believer. I did not know what to make of this but some time after that I read Romans 9, especially focusing on verses 23-31, and came to the conclusion that I would be part of the remnant. What have you come to understand about the remnant through your reading and study of Scripture?
Doubting My Faith
Q. I am struggling with some things for days now, and my father told me to write to you about them. This is one of my problems, and I’m not sure if its just attacks from Satan or what because I’m constantly unsure if I’m a child of God, and I feel very afraid. What is the difference between doubt and unbelief? I am scared that I don’t have the faith to be saved, and I get a terrible fear in my heart. Can you please give me advice?
The Resurrection Of Believers
Q. The Old Testament saints were set free from Abraham’s bosom and then went up to paradise when Jesus went to the center of the earth for 3 days. However, they will not get their bodies until after the Great Tribulation ends. So the Church saints (and angels) will ride back with Jesus at the 2nd Coming but the O.T. souls have to wait until the battle is over. Right? If yes, do they have to wait to get their spiritual bodies because they are connected to the 70th week by being Jewish?
Our Time is Short
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