The more I learn about God, the more aware I become of what I don’t know about him. —R.C. Sproul
Feb. 23, 2015
The Obama administration is picking a fight with Wall Street over the handling of Americans’ $11 trillion of retirement savings, accusing brokers of skimming significant sums annually from small investors and urging new protections against biased financial advice.
The parents of Kayla Mueller, a slain American hostage of the Islamic State, say they understood U.S. policy about not paying ransom but that the government put it before their daughter’s life.
With a Supreme Court decision on health-insurance subsidies on the horizon, U.S. governors are bracing themselves, weighing what states that opted for a federal health-insurance marketplace under President Obama’s health-care overhaul might do if a ruling were to affect subsidies.
Goldman Sachs generated about $10 billion over the last five years from investments in funds, holdings that the firm is required to scale back because of the Volcker Rule.
Banks such as Bank of America Corp. keep plowing their burgeoning deposits into U.S. government and related debt — pushing the industry’s holdings past $2 trillion — instead of lending it all out.
Even as Greece battled with its creditors to avoid default and keep the euro zone intact, speculators retreated from [gold] the metal used as a haven from economic and political upheaval. Money managers cut their net-long wagers by the most in 15 weeks, U.S. government data show.
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A video purported to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries.
The U.S. said there was “no credible” evidence suggesting a U.S. mall attack was in the works.
The United States and its allies staged 25 air strikes on Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, focusing on the Syrian cities of Kobani and Hasakah, the Combined Joint Task Force said.
A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 48 people, officials said.
Ukraine’s military said it could not start withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in the east as required under a tenuous ceasefire because pro-Russian separatists who advanced last week were still attacking its positions.
The strangled body of a 6-year-old girl was found at a Missouri hotel on Saturday evening shortly after she was reported missing and a man was charged on Sunday with her murder, police said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged the army to ensure its combat readiness ahead of US-South Korea military exercises that see an annual spike in tensions on the divided peninsula.
A girl thought to be as young as seven killed herself and seven others in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria as President Goodluck Jonathan conceded his government had initially underrated the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.
A French aircraft carrier launched operations in the Gulf against the Islamic State group Monday as the new Pentagon chief summoned top generals and diplomats to Kuwait to review war efforts.
HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver, who vowed to reform the scandal-hit bank, kept millions of dollars in a Swiss account, the Guardian newspaper reported on Sunday.
A Chilean cyclist’s quest to bike around the world in five years has ended with his death in a road accident in northeast Thailand, police said Sunday.
A one-day ticket for either Disneyland or California Adventure in Anaheim, California, is now $99 for anyone 10 or older, the company said. That’s up from $96. Single-day tickets for the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, are now $105, up from $99.
Israel is to purchase 14 F-35 stealth fighters from US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin at a cost of around $110 million each, the defense ministry said Sunday.
The Islamic State jihadist group released a new video on Sunday purporting to show captured Kurdish peshmerga fighters paraded through Iraqi streets in cages. A bearded man in a white turban warns the peshmerga against fighting IS.
Apple said it would spend $1.9 billion to build two data centers in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs.
France for the first time confiscated the passports of six of its citizens allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join jihadists.
A gang which allegedly kidnapped people in Colombia and sold them on to a left-wing rebel group has been dismantled, prosecutors said.
An orphanage run by a UK charity in Sierra Leone is quarantined after one of its local staff is diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus.
A leading gold mining firm in South Africa says an investigation will be launched into the cause of fire which left 486 workers trapped underground at its mine north-west of Johannesburg. Rescuers brought all workers to safety Sunday evening, Harmony Gold said in the statement.
After a siege at a Kenyan mall two years ago, the FBI started staging mock attacks in U.S. shopping centers during off hours to test their readiness, an official said.
In a breakthrough, researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist, have shown that stem cells from the skin of two adults of the same sex can be used to make human egg and sperm cells.
Oslo – A group of young Muslims embraced the Jewish synagogue in Oslo in a “ring of peace” Saturday, protesting anti-Semitism and denouncing violence after terrorist attacks targeting Jews in neighboring Denmark and in France, in what Jewish leaders described as a unique and heartwarming event.
A legal case over a public school in California that has students “bowing to the sun god” is looming in an appeals court, and it’s getting attention not just in the United States but worldwide.
Losing their religion: More women join the unspiritual set
More women, generation by generation, are moving in the direction of men — away from faith, religious commitment, even away from vaguely spiritual views like “a deep sense of wonder about the universe,” according to some surveys. (Grossman, Religion News Service)
Washington Post: The progressive ideas behind the lack of free speech on campus (More “Left-fascism”)
Left-fascism is the version of fascism which is generally associated with the so called “Left” which is exhibited in many nodes of American culture but particularly at some universities. Many people know it as “political correctness” but it goes much deeper than just that.
Though Left-fascism embraces the Marxist ideas of “hierarchy” and “oppression” and other tenets associated with the radical Left, Left-fascism has more in common with Goebbels and Hitler than it does with anything which could remotely be called “liberal.” God forbid (trigger warning: I used the name of God, oh wait too late) any legitimate quest for truth or beauty. Left-fascism, driven by the grievance studies crowd, is an oppressive, anti-intellectual, anti-liberal, anti-human (even anti-humanist) ethos of death and self pity. It is a philosophy of second class minds.
And the thing is, the Left-fascists know it. That’s why they have to bully everyone.
Most Americans Are Slaves And They Don’t Even Know It
Most Americans spend their lives working for others, paying off debts to others and performing tasks that others tell them that they “must” do. These days, we don’t like to think of ourselves as “servants” or “slaves”, but that is what the vast majority of us are. It is just that the mechanisms of our enslavement have become much more sophisticated over time. It has been said that the borrower is the servant of the lender, and most of us start going into debt very early into our adult years. In fact, those that go to college to “get an education” are likely to enter the “real world” with a staggering amount of debt. And of course that is just the beginning of the debt accumulation. Today, when you add up all mortgage debt, all credit card debt and all student loan debt, the average American household is carrying a grand total of 203,163 dollars of debt. Overall, American households are more than 11 trillion dollars in debt at this point. And even though most Americans don’t realize this, over the course of our lifetimes the amount of money that we will repay on our debts is far greater than the amount that we originally borrowed. In fact, when it comes to credit card debt you can easily end up repaying several times the amount of money that you originally borrowed. So we work our fingers to the bone to pay off these debts, and the vast majority of us are not even working for ourselves. Instead, our work makes the businesses that other people own more profitable. So if we spend the best years of our lives building businesses for others, servicing debts that we owe to others and making others wealthier, what does that make us? (Read More….)
The New Madrid Earthquake That Will Divide The United States In Half
Once upon a time, North America almost divided along a very deep subsurface rift. Today, that rift system and the faults associated with it are known as the New Madrid fault zone. This fault zone is six times larger than the San Andreas fault zone in California and it covers portions of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Back in 1811 and 1812, four of the largest earthquakes in U.S. history struck that area of the country. The movement of the ground was so powerful that it changed the course of the Mississippi River and it rang church bells in Boston, Massachusetts. So could such an earthquake (or worse) strike today? Well, last year the U.S. Geological Survey released a report that warned that the New Madrid fault zone has the “potential for larger and more powerful quakes than previously thought“, and the USGS also admits that the number of significant earthquakes in the middle part of the country has more than quintupled in recent years. We also know that the U.S. government and large corporations are so concerned about the potential for a major New Madrid earthquake that they have held major exercises that simulate one. Scientists tell us that it is just a matter of time until another superquake hits the region, and personally I am one of the millions of Americans that believe that we will eventually see a New Madrid earthquake that will divide the United States in half. That is one of the reasons why I included a New Madrid earthquake in my novel. But others are skeptical. They point out that we have not seen a truly devastating earthquake in that region for more than 200 years. So why be concerned about one now? (Read More…)
Last Days? Heavenly Signs Abound During Netanyahu Speech
Religious leaders are warning that the United States is nearing a day of judgment based on its treatment of the nation of Israel. What’s more, they say, signs in the heavens are coinciding with what is shaping up to be an unexpectedly controversial address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 3 and a fiercely contested Israeli election weeks later………….. Click here for full story
Islamist Group Calls For Attack On US And Canadian Shopping Malls
The U.S. homeland security chief said on Sunday he takes seriously a threat made by Somali-based Islamist militants against shopping malls, including the Mall of America in Minnesota, and urged people going there to be careful ………. Click here for full story
Obama Won’t Meet Netanyahu, but He’s Meeting This Week With The Head Of This Jihadist-Supporting Country
President Barack Obama on Tuesday will meet with the leader of Qatar, a country long accused of supporting terrorism. The White House meeting was scheduled even as Obama has refused meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he is in Washington exactly one week later………… Click here for full story
Three-Parent Babies Could Risk The Future Of The Human Race, Warn 55 Italian MPs
The group of Italian politicians have called on the House of Lords to reject a law to allow so-called three-parent babies – stating the notion “cannot possibly be contained within the confines of the United Kingdom”. In a strongly worded letter to The Times, the Italian Mps wrote that the legalisation of such a technique “could have uncontrollable and unforeseeable consequences, affecting future generations and modifying genetic heritage in an irreversible way, inevitably affecting the human species as a whole”………… Click here for full story
Meet the ‘Foreign Legion’ Of The Anti-ISIS Christian Militia
Decked out in his US army-issued fatigues the young American fighter cuts an unusual figure in the northern Iraqi town of Al-Qosh. He served in the US army in Baghdad in 2006-2007 and has now returned to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group with Dwekh Nawsha, a Christian militia whose name is an Assyrian-language phrase conveying self-sacrifice. The 28-year-old, who goes by the pseudonym Brett, has become the figurehead of an emerging movement of foreigners coming to Iraq to support Christian groups. ……… Click here for full story
February 23, 2015
“The fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follow that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression.” –Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Samuel Kerchival, 1816
TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS
The Obama administration does not recognize the lawful check on its power brought about by a Republican Congress, a federal judge in Texas and 26 states. Last week, Barack Obama’s November executive amnesty was blocked with an injunction, but the administration responded by undermining the judge’s order. On Friday, Obama’s spokesman Josh Earnest announced the Justice Department would file for a stay. Meanwhile, the commissioner for Customs and Border Protection, Gil Kerlikowske, emailed agents, telling them to ignore the judge’s order because the court “did not enjoin the Secretary’s overall prioritization of DHS enforcement resources or the existing 2012 DACA policy.” Meanwhile, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson insisted congressional Democrats are not blocking debate on a bill that would fund DHS, sans funds for Obama’s immigration actions. “We should have the debate about immigration reform,” Johnson said. “But you should not tie that to the funding for the third largest department of our government, 240,000 people.” In other words, Democrats are open to debate, once Obama’s orders are the de facto law of the land.
Obama administration officials will do whatever it takes to divert attention from Islamic terrorists and the threat posed by jihadis, and so too will their lemmings in the Leftmedia. Every day, the Islamic State one-ups itself with inhumane depravity, which has more Americans wondering what it will take for a proper U.S. response and how long until terrorists organize another attack here at home. The threat is real, and public opinion is clearly shifting on what to do about it. CNN is concerned about other things, though — like “right-wing extremists.” During Friday’s telecast, anchor Carol Costello worried that “ISIS isn’t the only threat for Americans.” She elaborated, “According to an intelligence report by the Department of Homeland Security, authorities are also concerned about right-wing citizen extremists right here in the United States. That may be, in some cases, more dangerous than foreign Islamic terror groups.” CNN didn’t come right out and say it, but substitute “right-wing citizen extremists” with “Tea Party terrorists” and you’ll understand what they were getting at. More…
The ObamaCare rollout began with mandate waivers, a busted website and canceled plans nationwide. This year, millions of Americans face some unwelcome subsidy news when they file their taxes — not to mention if the Supreme Court nullifies federal subsidies per the language of the law itself. And now this from the Associated Press: “About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and officials are asking those affected to delay filing their 2014 returns.” The messed up forms mean all those taxpayers must wait to file, and the 50,000 who already have filed now need to re-file. For those awaiting refunds, that’s going to hurt, but for the numerous filers who are going to be blindsided by ObamaCare’s taxes it’s perhaps a blessing in disguise. Go figure. No wonder the Obama administration just announced a new, second enrollment period.
Once again, Barack Obama happily takes credit for cheaper prices at the gas pump. “As Democrats, we believe in reducing our dependence on foreign oil and protecting our planet,” Obama said Friday. “Today, America is number one in oil; number one in gas; number one in wind power. Every three weeks, we bring online as much solar power as we did in the entire year of 2008. And thanks to lower gas prices and higher fuel standards, the typical family should save about 750 bucks at the pump.” As we have said every time he repeats this empty boast, Obama has nothing to do with lower oil prices, unless “despite his efforts” counts. According to The Daily Caller, “The U.S. went from producing 5 million barrels per day in 2008 to nearly 7.5 million barrels per day in 2013 — a huge increase, but one that almost exclusively took place on private and state lands. Obama has little to no control over private and state lands. He does, however, have control over federal lands where oil production has been faltering. … From 2009 to 2013, crude oil production [on federal lands] fell from 1.8 million barrels per day to 1.7 million barrels per day, according to the Congressional Research Service.” Obama knows low gas prices benefit everyone — especially the middle class he’s so fond of these days — but if it were really up to him we’d all be driving Chevy Volts and paying $10 a gallon. More…
Dr. Jack Willke, who is considered the father of the modern, pro-life movement, died unexpectedly at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 89. Even before the Supreme Court’s fiat in 1973 struck down most state abortion laws, Willke stopped delivering babies in the ’60s to lobby and protest against the practice. The former president of both the International Right to Life Federation and the National Right to Life Committee, Willke was a thought leader in the pro-life movement because he authored such work as “Abortion Questions & Answers” and a recently published history of the fight against abortion. Later in his life, Willkes headed the educational organization Life Issues Institute. Executive Director of Life Issues Institute Bradley Mattes told Life Site News, “Jack has been my mentor and colleague for over 23 years and was a second father to me.” He continued, “I can only imagine the greeting Jack received in heaven — millions of babies who he tirelessly worked to saved, joyfully welcoming him home.” R.I.P. More…
The Leftmedia have been asking a lot of questions of Republicans who have the audacity to confront the words and deeds of Barack Obama. Prompted by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s remarks about Obama’s conspicuous lack of love for the country, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal have all been pressed to answer the question of the week: “Does Barack Obama love America?”
First, let’s state the obvious: The Leftmedia is an extension of the Democratic National Committee. Most mainstream journalists ascribe to the philosophy of the Left and serve to camouflage reality — earning, for the purpose of this text, the distinction “presstitutes.”
Once upon a time, professional journalists reported news and conveyed facts. Today’s crop, however, is invested in protecting the incompetence and lies of Barack Obama. In part, that’s due to their own failure to do the job exposing the anti-American and racially divisive orchard in which America’s 44th president was grown.
Does Barack Obama love America?
If you love something, or even like something, you typically say nice things and demonstrate your affections toward that person or thing by your words and your actions. But Obama has never been one to convey a sense of patriotism.
If Obama loves or even likes our nation, why did he pronounce to a rabid crowd of supporters on Oct. 30, 2008, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America”?
If the Obamas love or even like America, why would Michelle Obama declare more than once as she traveled on the Obama campaign trail, “For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country”?
Mrs. Obama likewise plainly demonstrated her husband’s opinion of America on May 14, 2008: “We are going to have to change our conversation. We’re going to have to change our traditions, our history. We’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”
All that change was based on the hope that American exceptionalism, individual success and equal opportunity would be destroyed and replaced by socialism in the form of wealth redistribution and a mammoth growth of the government.
As early as June 2009, Nile Gardiner of the Heritage Foundation complied a list of 10 apologies Obama made in his six-month tenure as “Leader of the Free World.” These apologies covered American “arrogance,” “dictates,” our having gone “off course,” and the “darker periods in our history.”
The presstitutes vociferously denied that Obama had gone on an “Apology Tour.” The evidence proves otherwise.
Back to the present, Giuliani said what many Americans were already thinking: “I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America.” He has since clarified, elaborated on and defended those remarks.
The presstitutes of the Left soiled themselves in dismay, while the invertebrates on the Right echoed the Left’s defense of Obama. But Giuliani’s remarks follow six years of Obama’s degradation of America. He has re-engineered vast swaths of our economy, nearly doubled the debt and undermined our national security in a vain attempt to appease and patronize our enemies. And no president has been more cravenly political.
Just five months ago, Obama stood at the United Nations and failed to praise America. Instead, he declared, “America has plenty of problems within its borders … our own racial and ethnic tensions.” It was an obvious attempt to morally equate the ginned up racial tension fueled by Al Sharpton and Eric Holder to the hotbed of terror driven by Islamic radicals. And for the elected leader of America to denigrate his own country before that disgraceful body of socialists, thugs and dictators is shameful.
At the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama attempted to justify his refusal to state the truth about radical Islamic ideology by equating 21st century beheadings and live burnings of Christians by Islamist radicals with the Crusades fought against warring Muslims in the 12th century.
In short, Obama proves he learned well during the 20 years he spent as a disciple of hate in the pews of Jeremiah “God d— America” Wright’s “church,” where Black Liberation Theology is gospel and fiery hatred serves as the weekly sermon. (And Wright was only one of Obama’s numerous anti-American friends and mentors.)
The apple, the tree and the orchard are all of the same blame-America-first species. And as Jesus once said, “You will recognize them by their fruits.”
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) recently re-introduced a bill that might be the best indicator of government dysfunction in recent memory. The Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act (H.R. 901) seeks to “prohibit accessing pornographic web sites from Federal computers, and for other purposes.” Why is such a bill necessary? Because government bureaucrats are just that good at accountability.
An employee with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who confessed to downloading more than 7,000 files of pornography to a government computer and watching them two to six hours a day remained on the government payroll at least through September — despite having his “work habit” revealed at a congressional hearing last May. Enraged, lawmakers wondered why the employee hadn’t been terminated, since he admitted he’d been watching porn since 2010. EPA second-in-command Bob Perciasepe gave them a weak response: “We need to wait for the inspector general’s report. I don’t know if they’re going to send him a criminal notice.”
Fast forward to September, and the inertia becomes apparent. “This employee continues to be investigated by the [Office of the Inspector General] and U.S. Attorney’s Office, and we are working with these offices to obtain information necessary to move forward with administrative action,” said EPA spokeswoman Liz Purchia. It remains unclear whether the individual still remains employed today, a full nine months after the initial discovery — and despite confessing to the allegation.
Adding insult to injury, the employee, who was placed on administrative leave, not only continued to collect his salary of approximately $120,000 per year, he was actually given “performance rewards” for working hard.
Such levels of remuneration should surprise no one. A 2014 report released by the Cato Institute reveals that, in 2013, the average compensation for federal civilian workers, including wages and benefits, was $115,524. Private sector workers? Only $66,357, or a whopping 74% less.
And our EPA porn-watcher isn’t alone. A Treasury Department employee viewed approximately 13,000 porn images in a six-week period, and a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) worker watched pornography for up to eight hours per week, because he was “bored” due to a lack of work. The Washington Times reveals that the lack-of-work excuse “has emerged time and again in federal investigations.”
The paper also revealed the crux of the problem after illuminating another case where paralegals working for U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board watched TV, shopped online, exercised and played around on their tablet computers, accounting for about $4 million of getting paid for not working. They insisted the reason they wasted the time was because their supervisors didn’t give any assignments. Why not?
“Some supervisors were reluctant to give paralegals special projects out of fear that the assignments could antagonize the labor union,” the Times explained.
Leftist icon Franklin Delano Roosevelt was wise to that problem back in 1937. “All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service,” he wrote.
Unfortunately, another liberal icon, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, failed to heed that warning. On Jan. 17, 1962, he signed Executive Order 10988 granting collective bargaining rights to federal workers. And while pay and benefits are set by Congress, workers can still bargain regarding conditions of employment. Conditions which apparently include making it next to impossible to fire miscreants who watch hours of pornography on the taxpayers’ dime.
And while abuse like that is relatively inconsequential, it is worth remembering that in other arenas it can literally be deadly. Last Tuesday, the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) was forced to back away from assertions by VA Secretary Bob McDonald that 60 employees who falsified patient data — falsifications that resulted in vets dying while waiting to be seen — had been fired since he took over last July. As Military.com more accurately reports, “10 employees were fired, four were permitted to resign or retire in lieu of being terminated, four had their probationary employment terminated, three were demoted, eight suspended for periods ranging from less than two weeks to 50 days, a dozen given admonishments and five were reprimanded.”
Why were some officials permitted to resign in lieu of termination? The Wall Street Journal spells it out: “The VA retirees follow the example set by Lois Lerner, who retired from the IRS before she could be dismissed for her role in targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. They will all presumably suffer no reduction in federal retirement benefits.”
And let’s not forget bonuses. During congressional hearings on the VA scandal held last June, the agency admitted that approximately 65% of senior VA executives were paid a total of $2.7 million in bonuses in 2013, a number that doesn’t include tens of millions of additional bonuses awarded to doctors and other VA medical providers. Lerner collected $42,531 in bonuses between 2009 and 2011, and according to the National Taxpayers Union her pension could be as much as $102,600 per year.
And so, as far as deadbeat porno-watching federal workers go, it’s going to take an actual law to codify even the most basic standards of decorum and professionalism — assuming it passes. “There is absolutely no excuse for federal employees to be viewing and downloading pornographic materials on the taxpayers’ dime,” said Meadows. Oh yes there is. People who are virtually impossible to fire, who don’t have enough work to do, and who are often rewarded for their incompetence — even when it’s deadly — might just assume they’re invincible. And as long as federal workers remain unionized, they might be right.
TOP 5 RIGHT OPINION COLUMNS
OPINION IN BRIEF
The Gipper: “[T]here is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest.”
Columnists Ken Blackwell & Bob Morrison: “[T]he very liberal Franklin D. Roosevelt and Barack Hussein Obama are radically different — and it is not their race. FDR’s son Elliott told Winston Churchill at the first summit meeting ever held ‘my father is a very religious man.’ That was in August 1941. Churchill already knew that. That’s why he chose Christian hymns for an emotional joint worship service on board the battle-scarred HMS Prince of Wales. As newsreel cameras showed both leaders singing ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ among thousands of U.S. and Royal Navy sailors, Justice Felix Frankfurter called it one of the most moving experiences of his life. … FDR’s administration published war posters showing a Nazi dagger stabbing into the Christian Bible. ‘Our Enemy’ was the caption. President Roosevelt’s personal message and signature was included in hundreds of thousands of Bibles — New Testament and Hebrew Psalms — distributed to our troops. The Obama administration fawns before jihadists abroad, invites their apologists into the White House, and persecutes Christians in the military. He complains of Jews housing Jews in Jerusalem and shuns the Israeli Prime Minster. Is it any wonder that FDR won World War II in four years and, after six years of desultory action this most anti-Israel, most anti-Christian administration in U.S. history is still groping for answers?”
Columnist John C. Goodman: “If the health insurers followed the lead of the casualty insurers, their ads would focus on what could go wrong and how good they are at treating the problems. … But in fact, this is what you never see in a health insurance commercial in Washington, DC. … Instead, what you see are pictures of young healthy families. The implicit message is: if you look like the people in these photos, we want you. What explains the difference between the health insurance and casualty insurance markets? In the latter people pay real prices that reflect real risks. In the former, no one is paying a premium that reflects the expected cost of his care. The healthy are being overcharged so that the sick can be undercharged. So insurers try to attract the healthy and avoid the sick. But the perverse incentives don’t end after enrollment. The incentive then is to under-provide to the sick (to encourage their exodus and avoid attracting more of them) and over-provide to the healthy (to keep the ones they have and attract even more). … There is no reason why the health insurance marketplace cannot work just as well as the market for homeowners insurance and auto liability insurance.”
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel: “Gallup, the polling company, released its annual well-being index where they rank the health and happiness of residents of each of the 50 states. Alaska finished first and Hawaii was No. 2. It’s interesting that the top two happiest states are the ones that are farthest away from the rest of us.”
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White House Summit on Violent Extremism Opens With Muslim Prayer – No Other Faiths Represented
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 08:27 AM PST
Imam Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
First a “Closed Door” Meeting with Muslims in the White House and now a Muslim prayer was recited at the start of the second day of the White House summit on “Countering Violent Extremism,” but no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press. Imam Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn., recited a “verse from the Quran” following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democratic members of Congress. Imam Abdisalam Adam of the Islamic Civil Society of America offered a translation of the verses: “In translation those verses of the Quran mean ‘Whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land, it’s as if he has slain mankind entirely, and whoever saves one life, it’s as if he has saved mankind entirely,’” Adam said. “Mosques serve as (sic) beacon of hope,” Adam said. “While imams’ provide moral compass for the Muslim community in navigating life.” Adam said “religious leaders” want to have “dialogue” with the U.S. government about “issues of concern” and said that Muslim imams have spoken out against terrorism. “The peace, safety and security of the United States are of fundamental importance to the Muslim American community, and we oppose any form or shape of violent extremism that threatens peaceful coexistence,” Adam said. So the question is why worry about Islam infiltrating from without, when it appears the “Welcome Mat” is laid out at the Homefront? MORE
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|PROPHECY WATCH – Iran is Deployed, ‘Planning War’ Along Israel’s Northern Border
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 08:19 AM PST
Psalm 83: For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
With Passover approaching and the third of Four Blood Moons appearing, Many believe War involving the Nation of Israel is inevitably approaching and now we are receiving reports of Iran building an active front from Israel’s northwestern sea border all the way to the Golan Heights and according to a report from Arutz Sheva 7 The goal is to undermine and wage war against the “Zionist entity” with conventional, powerful military means from within Lebanon and Syria. “Iran has taken advantage of the chaos in the Middle East to form a united front from Tehran, through Baghdad, Syria and Lebanon,” Carmon told Kol Yisrael public radio on Monday. What is extremely interesting about Iraq, Lebanon and Syria is the fact that those same regions are what made up Ancient Babylon mentioned in the book of Daniel and Prophesied would rise again in the last days by both Daniel and John the Revelator! We are definitely living in exciting and perilous times! The enemies of Israel are indeed taking crafty counsel against them but according to the Word of God the God of Israel himself will intervene.
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|Archaeologists May Have Uncovered Ruins of Important Old Testament City
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 08:03 AM PST
An ancient city in Israel that is mentioned multiple times in the Bible may have just been recently discovered by archeologists? Researchers have bee studying the remains of an ancient village at a dig site named Tel Burna since 2009, located 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem. The area was once a strategic border region between ancient Israel to the east and the Philistines to the west. Though the Tel Burna site has yielded important archaeological findings, the true identity of the site has long been uncertain. “The identification of the site has been debated for more than a century,” MORE
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|Detroit poised to break record for coldest month ever
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 07:56 AM PST
February 2015 could go down for a historic Cold for Detroit. Accuweather’s Dean DeVore says the coldest month ever was in January 1977, with an average temperature of just under 13 degrees, and we’ve got a shot at breaking that record. “calculations are on track to have the coldest month ever in Detroit. Another arctic blast is blowing into town late Tuesday –and won’t be leaving until the weekend. AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers talked about the unfortunate winter weather pattern that’s been persisting. “It’s like an open spigot from like Barrow, Alaska down to the Great Lakes. Meantime, they can’t buy a drop of rain on the west coast for the past month or so,” Bowers said. “It’s been wicked. It really is quite a contrast. The western half of the country is having an extremely warm winter, and here it really is more like the Northwest Territories in our backyardicon1 Coldest Months On Record: February 2015 Could Be Among Top 5. “We’re running about almost 12 degrees below normal his month.” Is this all a part of “Global Warming”, Nature playing it’s course or more “Signs” of the End Times? MORE
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|Fukushima Showing 70x Increase In Radiation Leak
Posted: 22 Feb 2015 10:03 PM PST
The Woes Continue for Japan from Powerful Earthquakes to Fukushima and now It has been a disturbing week for Japan, not due to any recent economic calamity resulting from Abenomics, but because for the first time since the catastrophic 2011 earthquake, the nation has been rocked with a series of ever stronger tremors, with two 6.0+ stronger quakes recorded in just the past 2 days resulting in another radioactive water leak in the sea that was detected at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the facility’s operator TEPCO announced. Contamination levels in the gutter reportedly spiked up 70 times over regular readings. The levels of contamination were between 50 and 70 times higher than Fukushima’s already elevated radioactive status, and were detected at about 10 am local time (1.00 am GMT), AFP reported. After the discovery, the gutter was blocked to prevent leaks to the Pacific Ocean. MORE
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|Are We Seeing the New World Order Rising?
Posted: 22 Feb 2015 09:18 PM PST
For all the conspiracy theories and fear mongering, it’s difficult to not at least consider the reality of a New World Order rising. But there is good news amid the darkness. Charisma News caught up with Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief for CBN News, to get his thoughts on what is happening in the Middle East and the world. Mitchell recently released Destination Jerusalem: ISIS, Convert or Die, Christian Persecution and the Coming Days Ahead, and talks about what struck him most while writing the book in part two of this exclusive interview.
Charisma News: What struck you most as you wrote Destination Jerusalem?
Mitchell: I remember thinking in one of the refugee camps we visited that Iraq was like Humpty Dumpty and could never be put back together again. It struck me then and still does that we are witnessing a new era in the Middle East and world history. I quoted former Secretary of State Chuck Hagel in the book. He said, “We are living through one of these historic, defining times. I think we are seeing a new world order.” Militant Islam like ISIS is becoming a global phenomenon, re-drawing borders, and we will live with its consequences for a long time to come. With ISIS on the march, Iran developing nuclear weapons and terror attacks from Paris to Sydney, we are living through perilous times. It feels like it must have in 1939 on the eve of World War II. Two authors I think describe it best. Charles Dickens said “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Isaiah said, “Arise, shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Deep darkness covers the peoples.” In the days to come, I believe we will see great light and great darkness. The good news is that many Muslims are coming to faith in Jesus like never in the 1,400 history of Islam, many of them through supernatural dreams and visions. MORE
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|Large solar filament erupts, produces partial halo CME
Posted: 22 Feb 2015 08:09 PM PST
A large solar filament, which was stretching more than 857 780 km (533 000 miles) last week, finally erupted at approximately 09:25 UTC on February 21, 2015. A partial halo CME (or sequence of CMEs) was later observed in SOHO LASCO coronagraph imagery emerging from the southwest. The filament erupted on the farside of the Sun, in the south central portion of the disk. MORE
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|Siberian Express snow-and-rain storm due Sunday across the south and eastern U.S. after bouts of frigid weather kill 28 people
Posted: 22 Feb 2015 07:12 PM PST
A fresh band of winter weather that churned up the East Coast on Saturday, pummeling the storm-weary region with snow, sleet and freezing rain, was expected to gradually taper off Sunday morning, forecasters said. Six inches or more of fresh snow was forecast for parts of the Northeast by early Sunday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Bitter cold is also expected, but conditions should start to ease in many areas by mid-morning, the service said. Boston, which had already been hit by 98.7 inches of snow going into the weekend, saw only about an inch Saturday, but local weather watchers there were forecasting the total tally to hit 100 inches by midnight. The city’s total is well above the average yearly total of 31 inches. The new round of harsh weather is part of a system that has cut a curving, 2,000-mile path from southern Missouri to Maine. Snow and ice contributed to major delays at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Saturday, with some arriving flights delayed more than two hours, and flights destined for Newark International Airport in New Jersey were delayed more than three hours, according to a Federal Aviation Administration advisory. Winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings were in effect until Sunday for parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire, the NWS said. The system dropped steady snow on Washington and Baltimore as it pushed up the East Coast Saturday. West Virginia saw 18 inches of snow, according to state officials. MORE
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|Entire World Soon At War With US As Govt Rides Dollar Over The Cliff
Posted: 22 Feb 2015 06:56 PM PST
Warning us that the US will soon be at war with the entire world as the US succeeds at isolating itself from 85% to 90% of the rest of the nations, Dr. Jim Willie tells us that we now face a grave risk of falling deeply into a 3rd world nation as our government rides the dollar over the cliff, leading the dollar to die a horrible death and the rightful return of gold to the throne. Dr. Willie shares with us that the horrible sequence of rocky events that have begun the year 2015 in the financial world as the US becomes the world’s biggest ‘rogue nation’, refusing to establish a trade and monetary system that is based on gold as we’ll soon see the ‘final boomerang whiplash’. With the Chinese New Year now here, Dr. Willie warns us below that we’ve had enough time to prepare for the ‘conclusion events’ soon to follow, certainly to occur with ‘fireworks’ we are told. More graphics on our current economic situation below videos from VisionVictory and Elite NWO Agenda outlining the buildup to WW3 in 2nd video while Alan Greenspan tells us in the 1st video that gold will ‘soon rise measurably’ while telling us that the FED won’t be able to exit without causing an ‘event’. The Chinese New Year…a significant event. People have had adequate warning to prepare themselves for conclusion events, certain to occur with fireworks. The USDollar is soon to fade into oblivion. Its rise signals its demise. The hidden dismantle of the Petro-Dollar mechanism has been full of intrigue. The Gold Standard will return, but through the trade window. The solution to the untreated Global Financial Crisis is the gold route. The Eurasian Trade Zone will be built upon the gold route, and see a revival of the Silk Road with accompanying Maritime Routes. The nascent trade zone will soon include Germany and whatever nation follows its prudent lead. MORE
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|World About To Enter A Period Of Immense Financial Destruction And Social Disorder
Posted: 22 Feb 2015 06:50 PM PST
Today a 40-year market veteran sent King World News an incredibly important piece that warns the world is about to enter a period of immense financial destruction and social disorder. This piece exclusively for KWN also discusses why the financial destruction and social disorder will engulf the entire world. After much speculation, we now know the outcome of the negotiations between the EU and Greece. The two sides agreed to extend the status quo for another four months in exchange for promises including “flexible labor laws” and “rooting out corruption”. If you had to design a phony conclusion for the meetings, this one could not be any better. A government elected to end austerity agrees to vague promises in exchange for no money and a continuation of the austerity. It should not be a surprise to anyone other than the Greek people. Another election and another set of politicians promising to do the impossible. Even if the Greek officials had good intentions, there was no possibility of a scenario whereby the debt went unpaid, more money came in and austerity was lifted. Default and a Greek exit are virtually certain. The austerity under which the Greek people are suffering is going to seem modest compared to the elevator shaft of wealth destruction that awaits the general population. More
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Obama Aiding ISIS By Broadcasting Plans To Attempt To Retake Mosul
On the heels of his meeting on the handling of terrorism, Obama is giving the enemy our strategic playbook regarding the taking back of Mosul.
“The Obama administration is under heavy criticism today after publishing detailed plans on the timing to retake the ISIS-captured city of Mosul.
The US wants Iraq to launch its offensive to retake the strategic northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group in April or May, military officials said. Mosul is believed to be held by 1,000-2,000 IS fighters and 20,000-25,000 Iraqi troops are needed to carry out the offensive, an official with US Central Command said on Thursday.
“The mark on the wall we are still shooting for is the April-May time-frame,” the official said, adding that because of Ramadan and the increasing heat of summer, “it becomes problematic if it goes much later than May.” source
What’s Out: Defeating the enemy
What’s In: Sending the enemy our war plans, including troop levels and timing, in advance. Unbelievable.
Last night, Arkansas Senator and former Army Infantry Officer Tom Cotton blasted the administration for publishing the war plans.
“It’s very mystifying why this administration would reveal potential plans to retake Mosul. If a private in Iraq had revealed this kind of planning inadvertently by leaving a plan in the chow hall or the gym, he might have faced a court marshal but it’s now become a matter of policy that this administration is going to announce war plans in advance. It only increases the risk,” Cotton said Thursday night on The Kelly File.
“We are aiding and abetting the enemy. I do not understand why the President and the administration want to aid and abet the enemy,” Retired Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney added. “It’s going to expose our forces to risk.”  – source
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Hollywood Snubs American Sniper Movie As Live Snipers Protect Oscar Ceremony From Rooftops
Operation Oscar is headquartered in a state-of-the-art underground bunker downtown, with a makeshift command post at a Hollywood soundstage
Liberals are quite insane, as Hollywood just proved at last evenings Oscar awards show. American Sniper, the largest-grossing war movie in American history, was nominated in 6 different categories including Best Picture and Best Actor. The only award it won was for Sound Editing. Liberal, elitist Hollywood hates patriotic movies about America, and it hates the idea of citizens owning firearms. The Academy sent a very clear message by it’s round rejection of American Sniper. But wait…there’s more.
The Oscars last night were protected by the biggest display of raw firepower in it’s history. The Hollywood Reporter had this to say about that:
“This year, in the wake of ISIS atrocities abroad and the Charlie Hebdo murders, authorities are mounting their most sophisticated security effort yet, deploying an astounding array of high-tech gadgetry and armies of police officers to keep the party safe. Operation Oscar is headquartered in a state-of-the-art underground bunker downtown, with a makeshift command post at a Hollywood soundstage.
Led by a Los Angeles Police Department commander, the task force unites nearly 1,000 officers from agencies including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. They divide the area around Hollywood and Highland into concentric rings that require progressively higher levels of protection. “As you get closer to the inner circle, you’re trying to make that tighter and tighter,” says Tim Horner, a managing director at global security firm Kroll.” source
Nearly every liberal in the entertainment industry decries the Second Amendment, bashes capitalism and extols Islam. But when it comes to keeping themselves safe and secure, they want every weapon known to man to be at their disposal protecting them and their families.
The insanity of Liberalism is that they despise they freedom in which they prosper, and object to means by which that freedom is accomplished and secured. Jack Nicholson had it right in “A Few Good Men”…they can’t handle the truth.
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1) Oscars reveal extent of Hollywood influence through control of stories world tells
An Oscar Moment Before the Selfie Age, Wall Street Journal (Bob Greene)
“50 Shades” of Confederate grey: Why the Christian right is losing power over Southern morality, Salon (Edward L. Rubin)
2) Journalist recognizes inability of secularists to diagnose authenticity of ISIS theology
Is ISIS Authentically Islamic? Ask Better Questions., New Republic (Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig)
3) Digital migration of social interaction results in difficulty in developing close friends
How to Find a Best Friend, Wall Street Journal (Sue Shellenbarger)
In other news…
All the President’s Boot Lickers Still Pretend Obama is a Christian
From the New York Times to the Washington Post to the Atlantic to the Politico to National Journal to the various news networks to NPR, these people want to have President Obama’s baby, protect his policy, and advance his cause. They could be focusing on all the important stories they lament are being ignored, but instead they have to ask Republicans whether they believe in evolution and whether they believe President Obama is a Christian. He’s not, by the way.
Last Days? Heavenly Signs Abound During Netanyahu Speech
signs in the heavens are coinciding with what is shaping up to be an unexpectedly controversial address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 3 and a fiercely contested Israeli election weeks later. Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries warns that “our nation will be judged” based on whether the United States sides with or against the Jewish state.
Iran forming ‘third front’ against Israel on Golan: Netanyahu
Iran is seeking to open a “third front” against Israel using Hezbollah fighters on the Syrian Golan Heights, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Netanyahu said Tehran’s attempts to entrench itself along Israel’s borders was one of the biggest emerging security threats facing the Jewish state.
The climate con goes on
Nearly 200 countries may sign a modest Kyoto II climate treaty, say December 2014 media reports from Lima, Peru. But will they agree to stop using coal to generate electricity? No. Curtail their economic growth? No. Cease emitting carbon dioxide? Maybe, but only a little, sometime in the future, when it is more convenient to do so, without any binding commitments. Then why would they sign a treaty?
Just like the king, the mainstream media is affronted by Rudy Giuliani’s truth telling
The most telling part of the ‘Obama doesn’t love America’ Rudy Giuliani story is how the mainstream media is coming off so sanctimoniously affronted. Talking heads in some of the most surprising places (like Megyn of Fox News’ Kelly file, for example) are absolutely affronted that Giuliani put into plain words what millions of Americans are already thinking: “Obama does not love America.”
How to Win the Christian Baker/Same-Sex “Wedding” Cake Debate
A homosexual couple goes into a known Christian bakery and asks for a wedding cake for a same-sex “marriage,” is refused and then files a government complaint or sues. “Intolerance! Bigotry! Equal access!” is the cry. Many Americans have read of such stories in the news. Often the attempted purchase is a set-up, with activist-minded individuals targeting bakers whom they know will decline the request and then be vulnerable to state persecution by zealous bureaucrats.
Netanyahu Says It Is ‘Astonishing’ that West still Talks with Iran
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Cabinet Sunday morning, “It is astonishing that even after the recent IAEA report determined that Iran is continuing to hide the military components of its nuclear program, the nuclear talks are with it are proceeding.”
It’s Already Begun
Right now it’s the Internet blogs and informative websites that are being targeted as well, especially those who speak out about the injustice of our political leaders. Christian websites will probably be next to be targeted. Amazingly, these outlets only crime is to convert sinners into saved sinners and make the world a better place to live. That would mean that the handful of “watchmen on the wall” would be silenced and/or prosecuted unjustly. But websites that promote killing and Jihadist activities aren’t even mentioned by the SPLC organization.
White House Summit on Violent Extremism Opened With Muslim Prayer – No Other Faiths Represented
A Muslim prayer was recited at the start of the second day of the White House summit on “Countering Violent Extremism,” but no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press.
Imam Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn., recited a “verse from the Quran” following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democratic members of Congress.
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Occupy Until I Come
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Some of you are aware that we post a “Question Of The Day” on Facebook each day. Recently one of these questions received more comments than any other we’ve ever posted by a wide margin.
It concerned a woman’s frustration because in a recent conversation her friends confirmed that they believe in an any moment rapture but then went on to tell her their plans for the next 10-20 years, what they expect to do when they retire, what kind of career they hope their children will have, and how they can’t wait to have grand children. She felt like they were just paying lip service to the nearness of the rapture and were more focused on their long term hopes and plans for this world.
Does Obama Love America or Islam?
Can we question the man who frees terrorists?
Love, of a person or of a country, is not judged by what we say. It is judged by what we do.
Every politician with ambition claims to love America. Most only love themselves. Some love other things. No one can know what is it in Obama’s heart, which is why the media’s shrill demands that Scott Walker affirm Obama’s love for America are silly and cynical, but we can certainly follow his passions.
The Commonality of Sin Abounds
Since “apologetics” has become a dirty word, few publishers are willing to green light a book that addresses apostasy in the church. The low cost of producing online videos should have translated to dozens of apologetic videos on the Web, but there are only a few links to be found. I did a YouTube search for “false prophet” as it relates to Joel Osteen and I could only find one link that was less than two years old.
Christian Unity: Are We All on the Same Team?
Jan Markell, Eric Barger and Jill Martin Rische open with a segment responding to Pastor Rick Warren’s suggestion that many religions “are on the same team.” What is wrong with this and what is it heralding? Then they interview Dr. Ron Rhodes about issues relating to his new book, “40 Days Through Genesis.” Why are the book ends of the Bible, Genesis and Revelation, marginalized? Hear “Christianity Today” magazine suggest that Adam and Eve are not the parents of us all. We use the mobile app found at http://www.oneplace.com.
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WVW-TV Presents: Islamic Lies About Christians, Women, & Hell
by Worldview Weekend News Team 
February 22, 2015
WVW-TV Presents: Islamic Lies About Christians, Women, & Hell. Watch now before this rolls into the Situation Room for members only. Click here to watch now:
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Islamic Lies About Christians 
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WVW-TV Presents (Part Two) Eight Transformational Steps to a Global False Church
by Worldview Weekend News Team 
February 22, 2015
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What Is It About Jerusalem?
Q. What is it that brings all nations together against Jerusalem? What is the common cause that unites the entire world against it? Do they not know, or not believe, that they have declared war on Almighty God Himself?
Transfer Of Wealth?
Q. Psalm 105:37 states, “He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.” For years, the Word of Faith movement has taught, and now some Grace preachers are teaching, of a great end time transfer of the wealth of the wicked into the hands of the just. It seems that what they are saying is, that before the rapture, every member of the Body of Christ will be financially wealthy, and physically, mentally, emotionally, and psychologically healthy. I’ve been waiting since 1984 for this to take place, and I have yet to see it. Is it possibly still on the horizon, or is this a misinterpretation of scripture?
Will The Rapture Precede Ezekiel 38?
Q. I have a question about the Ezekiel 38-39 war. This is a little confusing. The Lord intervenes on behalf of His land and His people and they realize His intervention has kept them from being destroyed and yet go on to build the temple. It appears that even the nations recognize that the Lord’s intervention has spared Israel, but they still do not recognize Jesus as their Messiah. Is that correct? And will the rapture precede Ezekiel’s war?
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