Daily Archives: May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015 Truth2Freedom Daily News/Commentary Collection

Depend on it, my hearer, you never will go to heaven unless you are prepared to worship Jesus Christ as God. —C.H. Spurgeon

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May 7, 2015

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California Governor Jerry Brown said residents must reconcile themselves to a more arid way of life to endure a historic drought. “Things are changing, we need to change, and the drought is a catalyst.”

The National Security Agency’s collection of bulk telephone data is illegal, a federal appeals court said. In throwing out a lower-court decision that backed the NSA, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan didn’t decide on the constitutionality of the program, saying only that the agency overstepped the authorization provided by the Patriot Act.

An aging population of inmates is straining a federal prison system that lacks the resources, staffing and facilities to address its rapidly changing demographics, a U.S. government watchdog reported on Wednesday. Inmates 50 and older are the fastest-growing segment of the prison population, increasing by more than 6,000, or 25 percent, from 2009 to 2013.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will release his own “contract with America” on May 12, an effort to draw attention to his nationwide effort to resolve income inequality.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, for meetings with officials as he pushed for a pause in the warfare in neighboring Yemen.

The U.S. Justice Department said it may open a civil-rights investigation of the Baltimore police, a week after the city was rocked by riots following the death of a black man who was injured while in police custody.

Consumer confidence declined to an eight-week low as attitudes about the economy dimmed, particularly among those at the bottom of the income ladder.

Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, dropping the average over the past month to the lowest in 15 years, indicating companies are holding on to workers. Jobless claims increased by 3,000 to 265,000 in the week ended May 2.

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A state-of-the-art Russian tank, which was shown to the public for the first time earlier this month, on Thursday ground to a halt during the final Victory Day rehearsal.

China has warned Philippine air force and navy planes at least six times to leave areas around the disputed South China Sea, the Philippine military commander responsible for the region told a Senate hearing on Thursday.

California water regulators on Wednesday adopted a new uniform permitting process for seawater desalination projects expected to expand in number as the drought-stricken state increasingly turns to the ocean to supplement its drinking supplies.

After reaching a late-night deal on a new coalition, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu signed an agreement Thursday giving a senior role to the far-right Jewish Home that firmly opposes a Palestinian state.

Over the weekend, the Islamic State group released photos of the newly renovated Ninawa International Hotel, a five-star establishment in Mosul now open to fighters for the militant group.

While oil futures prices rebound with vigor as analysts cite strong demand, the physical crude market tells a much more cautionary tale. Tens of millions of barrels are struggling to find buyers in Europe with traders of West African, Azeri and North Sea crude blaming poor demand.

New York, a city of exorbitant rents with more and more single residents, is about to get a brand new type of apartment: micro-units, for decades prohibited under zoning regulations. A first building of 55 prefabricated studios spanning nine stories is due to welcome its first tenants in Manhattan in the fall. Between 260 and 370 square feet, they come equipped with kitchenettes, shower rooms, storage, large windows, nine foot six ceilings and a Juliet balcony.

US experts were briefed by Cuban authorities for the first time on technical details of a possible partnership to tap Cuba’s deep-sea oil wealth, in another sign of warming ties between the two nations.

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Legislation that would dramatically expand the powers of Canada’s spy agency has cleared a key hurdle. The House of Commons approved the Anti-Terror Act, which was spurred by last year’s attack on parliament.

Police in Mexico have rescued more than 100 migrants kidnapped by a human trafficking gang near the capital.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has asked all her ministers to resign and says she will choose a new cabinet in the coming days.

Colombia says it will investigate accusations that US contractors and military staff sexually abused minors for four years from 2003. An academic report said in February that at least 53 underage girls were abused in two towns in central Colombia.

Underwater explorers in Madagascar said they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd.

Saudi Arabia says it was prepared to introduce a five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen.

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The National Day of Prayer, an annual event that began in 1952 with a joint resolution of Congress, kicked off on Capitol Hill Thursday morning with a call to Christian arms via this year’s theme: “Prayer – America’s Hope.”

Communities across the Plains awoke to damage and flooding Thursday after at least 50 tornadoes and baseball-sized hail were reported across a 500-mile stretch spanning four states.

World War II in Europe ended on VE Day (Victory-in-Europe), May 7, 1945.

The IRS refused to fire most of its own employees found to be cheating on their taxes – and in some cases even quickly turned around and promoted them within the year, according to a new audit.


Top News – 5/7/2015

3.7 magnitude earthquake rattles Snohomish, Skagit counties
Julie Dutton with the USGS National Earthquake Information Center says it’s unlikely that the quake was related to a series of small tumblers that have been shaking California in recent days.   

Hardline Israel government emerges, angering Palestinians
After reaching a late-night deal on a new coalition, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu signed an agreement Thursday giving a senior role to the far-right Jewish Home that firmly opposes a Palestinian state.   

NAACP urges ‘black people’ to take up arms
black leaders are urging fellow minorities to take up arms, join gun clubs and help curb what they perceive as unjustified violence from police – the latest of many such call-to-arms among members of the black community.   

Conspiracy theories have swirled around Operation Jade Helm ever since it was announced. The massive, seven-state military exercise has many sweating
Governor Greg Abbott has deployed the State Guard to keep an eye on the Operation Jade Helm situation, ensuring the “safety, constitutional rights, private property rights, and civil liberties” of Texans goes unimpeded, according to NPR.   

Is 2015 The Year We See Mind-Numbingly Major Political And Prophetical Changes?
We understand that, dispensationally, signs, miracles, wonders and visions are not for the Church. We are commanded to walk by faith and not by sight. But having said that, things are beginning to get really strange, not just in America, but all over the world. We are so close to the Rapture that it is like we are living in overlapping dispensations. We present this story for your consideration.   

Lots of earthquakes across California — is there a connection?
It was an active seismic day in California, with small earthquakes rattling residents across Northern California and the Inland Empire on Wednesday morning.   

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near Redding, Calif.
A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning two miles from Redding, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:30 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 13.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was five miles from Shasta Lake, Calif., 31 miles from Red Bluff, Calif., and 68 miles from Chico, Calif.   

North Korea Will Nuke US If It ‘Forces Our Hand’
A senior North Korean official told CNN Thursday that the country will use a nuclear weapon to strike the American mainland if the United States “forced their hand.”   

BIG SUNSPOT, CHANCE OF FLARES
Yesterday, sunspot AR2339 unleashed an intense X2-class solar flare. It might not be finished. The active region has doubled in size since yesterday, and it has a ‘beta-gamma’ magnetic field that harbors energy for more eruptions.   

CME AND COSMIC RAYS
A CME impact during the early hours of May 6th sparked a minor geomagnetic storm. The storm is subsiding on May 7th as Earth exits the CME’s wake. Interestingly, one side-effect of the CME is lingering: The solar storm cloud swept away some of the cosmic rays surrounding Earth.   

No injuries reported after three minor quakes hit near Concord
CONCORD, Calif. (KGO) — Earthquakes with magnitudes of 3.6, 3.2 and 2.6 struck Contra Costa County Wednesday morning. They all hit in same area where several small quakes occurred on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.   

Earthquake triggers tsunami warning for PNG
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Pacific between Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, with hazardous tsunami waves possible along the coast, seismologists say.   

FCC Commissioner: Feds May Come for Drudge
(FCC) member Ajit Pai said over the weekend that he foresees a future in which federal regulators will seek to regulate websites based on political content, using the power of the FCC or Federal Elections Commission (FEC). He also revealed that his opposition to “net neutrality” regulations had resulted in personal harassment and threats to his family.   

Obama to back Palestinian state at Security Council – payback for Israel’s right-wing cabinet
Obama did not wait for Binyamin Netanyahu to finish building his new government coalition by its deadline at midnight Wednesday, May 6, before going into action to pay him back for forming a right-wing cabinet minus any moderate figure for resuming negotiations with the Palestinians. Banking on Netanyahu’s assertion while campaigning for re-election that there would be no Palestinian state during his term in office, Obama is reported exclusively by our sources to have given the hitherto withheld green light to European governments to file a UN Security Council motion proclaiming an independent Palestinian state.   

Report: Iranian Navy Chases After U.S. Warships
The Pentagon said Wednesday afternoon following publication of this article that it is aware of the Iranian reports, but that “no such interaction has occurred” as it was described. An Iranian naval fleet chased a U.S. warship and military planes through the waters off the southern coast of Yemen late Monday in yet another provocative encounter between the two nations, according to Iranian state media reports.   

‘Particularly Dangerous’: At Least 20 Tornadoes Roar Across Plains States
Tornadoes roared across the Plains Wednesday, with at least 20 sightings in at least three states as storms damaged dozens of homes, caused flash flooding in Oklahoma as a region of 9 million people from Texas to Nebraska was braced for severe weather.   

A city near San Francisco could soon have the highest minimum wage in the US
Emeryville, a small city in the San Francisco Bay Area, has given initial approval to the nation’s highest minimum wage by setting baseline pay at $16 an hour in 2019, with gradual increases leading up to that level.   

Aide to California state attorney accused of running an occult police force claiming to be 3,000 years old
One of California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ (D) staffers was arrested last week and “accused of operating a rogue police force that claimed to exist for more than 3,000 years,” The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.   

Argentine medical teams debate death of late prosecutor
Two medical teams are meeting in Argentina’s capital in an extraordinary session aimed at concluding whether the head prosecutor investigating the country’s worst terrorist attack killed himself or was slain by another person.   

Here comes China’s yuan
According to the May 4th Wall Street Journal, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to declare in a forthcoming report that China’s currency, the yuan, is “fairly valued.”   

Top Headlines – 5/7/2015

With less than 2 hours to spare, Netanyahu secures a coalition 

Netanyahu, Bayit Yehudi strike coalition deal just before deadline 

Livni: New government ‘is not good for Israel’ 

Herzog: New Netanyahu coalition is prone to extortion, bound to fail 

Israel holds naval drill with US, Greece 

Israeli man arrested for threatening to set blaze on Temple Mount 

France urges Palestinians not to execute suspects in Arafat’s death 

Hamas arrests dozens of Islamic State supporters 

Hezbollah fighters target Syria’s Nusra front along border 

Syria’s Assad: Army to reinforce besieged troops in northwest 

ISIS threatens controversial blogger Pamela Geller in message boasting of ’71 trained soldiers in 15 different states’ 

Why ISIS now has a 5-star hotel for its fighters 

US to advocate broad Gulf security consolidation at summit 

Report: Sudan shoots down Israeli drone 

Does reported strike on Khartoum reveal its secret Iran dealings? 

Khamenei rejects nuclear talks under ‘shadow of threat’ 

U.S.-Iran Tensions Appear to Ease in Strait of Hormuz 

US Navy stops accompanying ships through Strait of Hormuz 

Yemen to UN: International ground intervention needed to save country 

Separatists poised for offensive in Ukraine: US 

As Ukraine Erects Defenses, Critics Fear Expensive Failure 

15 years of Vladimir Putin: 15 ways he has changed Russia and the world 

Pentagon considered stopping intercepts of Russian aircraft 

The American Terror Recruiter’s Link to Texas Shooting 

Official: FBI Overlooked Texas Shooter’s Violent Tweets Because “There are So Many Like Him” 

ISIS jihadi linked to Garland attack has long history as hacker 

Purported ISIS warning claims terror cells in place in 15 states 

Md. governor lifts state of emergency for Baltimore 

Report: Baltimore police officers now afraid to do their jobs for fear of prosecution 

‘Jade Helm’ military exercise causing political firestorm in Texas, western states 

CNN and FAA Team Up to Test Drones 

Pentagon credit cards used for gambling, escorts 

IRS promoted employees who cheated on their taxes, audit finds 

Yellen cites ‘potential dangers’ in U.S. stock valuations 

Stocks slide as bond yields rise and U.S. dollar slumps 

Wayward Russian spacecraft could hit Earth Friday 

Sun Unleashes Powerful Flare, Knocks Out Global Radio 

NASA’s Radar Found 4 Men Trapped in Rubble in Nepal By Their Heartbeats 

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Port-Olry, Vanuatu 

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits South of the Fiji Islands 

Three Earthquakes In 30 Minutes Strike Concord Fault In California 

Alert Raised at Japan’s Hakone Volcano as Earthquakes Continue 

Philippine volcano Mount Bulusan ejects ash, but no threat of violent eruption 

Turrialba volcano in Cost Rica erupts to 14,000ft 

Strengthening Typhoon Noul heads for Philippines, with possible stronger storm to follow 

Tropical storm likely in Southeast by week’s end 

‘Particularly Dangerous’: At Least 20 Tornadoes Roar Across Plains States 

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma City area, airport evacuated 

Flood emergency declared in Oklahoma City as storms pound Plains 

Intense Wildfire Season Expected in West 

Wild animals in drought-stricken Western states are dying for a drink 

U.S. boosts bird flu emergency funds as Hormel cuts jobs 

Israel stops importing Turkish eggs due to bird flu 

The Lyme disease debate: Can the condition be chronic? 

Meningitis epidemic kills more than 250 in Niger 

Dr. Ben Carson: No ‘Philosophical’ or ‘Religious’ Exemptions for Vaccinations 

Elton John Tells Congress: You Have ‘the Power to End AIDS’ 

Cuba to hold symbolic ‘mass gay wedding’ 

Alabama bill would let ministers refuse same-sex marriages 

Are religious colleges at risk if Supreme Court approves same-sex marriage? 

Pope Directs Priests to Grant Forgiveness to Women Who Had Abortions, Former Abortion Doctors 

Christian swingers: ‘God uses us to spread his word’ 

Social Media Obsession Costing Some People Their Marriage

New Reality Show to Focus on “Prophetesses”

Presence Conference 2015 HeresyReel: Opening Session – Stephen Furtick

Kong Hee trial: Serina Wee set up bookkeeping firm as a smokescreen

Newly-revealed accusations come to light ahead of ‘Pastor G’ sex assault trial

New Orleans Pastor Drops Dead After Saying ‘If The Lord Called Me Now I’m Ready’

Tony Evans Says Black Families Were ‘a Lot Stronger, More Unified…..During Slavery

Brazil: Fundamentalist missionary accused of ‘enslaving’ isolated Indians

Evangelist sues Fort Worth over treatment at gay pride festival


Daily Digest

May 7, 2015

THE FOUNDATION

“I pray heaven to bestow the best of blessing on this house, and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof!” —John Adams, letter to his wife Abigail, 1800

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

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Today is the National Day of Prayer.

In 1775, on the eve of Revolution, the First Continental Congress called for “a day of publick humiliation, fasting, and prayer.” Indeed, our Founders saw a national day of prayer as a fitting observance.

In 1952, Congress established the National Day of Prayer as an annual event by a joint resolution, signed into law by President Harry Truman. The NDP designation (36 U.S.C. § 119) calls for the nation “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.”

Prayer is Almighty God’s prerequisite for true hope and change, and our nation needs an abundance of both right now. The Patriot Post’s National Advisory Board and staff invite you to join us, and millions of our countrymen, in prayer for our nation today at 12:00 local time.

TOP RIGHT HOOKS

Court Says NSA Record Collection Exceeded Patriot Act Authority

In a win for opponents of the National Security Agency’s massive telephone metadata collection efforts, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday the program is not authorized by the Patriot Act. The three-judge panel did not, however, go so far as to declare it unconstitutional. As The Wall Street Journal reports, “The NSA has used the Patriot Act to justify collecting records of nearly every call made in the U.S. and entering them into a database to search for possible contacts among terrorism suspects.” It’s an attempt to collect all the hay, make a stack and then look for needles. But the judges didn’t order a stop to the collection because Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which the NSA specifically cited for its authority, is due to expire on June 1 and is currently under debate in Congress. The House Judiciary Committee has already passed a bill ending the bulk collection in favor of requiring case-by-case consideration.

As we wrote two years ago, the issue with bulk collection is one of trust. Obama’s tenure in the White House has been plagued with scandals — political targeting at the IRS and the EPA, wiretapping of news outlets, the Benghazi cover-up, VA wait lists and Fast and Furious — all of which makes this data collection for a war he doesn’t even want to fight unsettling.

Obama’s Bold New Idea: How About a Missile Defense System?

A few weeks ago, Barack Obama was announcing the rough draft of a nuclear agreement with Iran. It was supposed to prevent, or at least give the West and its Middle Eastern allies warning of, a nuclear breakout from Iran. In the coming week, it appears that Obama’s helping countries belonging to the Gulf Cooperation Council run for the bunkers. CNN reports that the Obama administration will bring up the idea of creating a ballistic missile defense system that would protect the countries from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia to Oman — just in case Iran ever develops a nuclear warhead or two.

The Obama administration’s policy has been to generally discourage the development of missile defense systems. In 2001, the then-State Senator Obama said, “I don’t agree with a missile defense system.” In 2009, his administration traded a missile defense system that protected Poland and the Czech Republic against an Iranian missile attack for an assurance by Russia that it would discourage Iran’s nuclear program. (“Reset!”) It was around this time that former Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen announced Iran had enriched enough uranium to fabricate a nuclear warhead. But in April, Russia approved an $800 million sale of its S-300 missiles to Iran, undercutting the West’s ability to knock out the Islamic Republic’s nuclear production facilities in the event it did achieve breakout.

If Obama were serious, he would bolster missile defense in the U.S. and Europe. In February, Iran successfully launched a missile that put a satellite into orbit, which prompted Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) to say, “While rogue states like Iran develop sophisticated ballistic missile systems and space satellite programs, President Obama continues to turn his back on any type of long-term strategy for our military and national defense.”

NYPD Mourns Fallen Officer

The New York Police Department is mourning another fallen officer. Brian Moore, 25 and white, died three days after being shot in the face by Demetrius Blackwell, who is black. (According to Investor’s Business Daily, “FBI crime data over the past decade show that African-Americans commit a disproportionately high 40% of all cop-killings — more than three times their representation in the population.”) The reason in Blackwell’s case? Moore and his partner were in their unmarked vehicle when they asked Blackwell if he had a gun in his waistband. Instead of answering, Blackwell drew the stolen firearm and fired on the two, mortally wounding Moore and wounding his partner. The funeral will be Friday. “Officer Moore put his life on the line in order to protect his fellow New Yorkers, and our state is a better place because of him,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “Like so many of his brothers and sisters in uniform, Officer Moore served with selflessness and courage, and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” Yet this 25-year-old won’t receive the level of attention Freddie Gray, also 25, has. The reason is simple: Gray’s death after an injury while in police custody fits a narrative; Moore’s does not.

Don’t Miss Alexander’s Column

Read A Day in the Life of a Publisher, an account of one of the less-routine days recently endured by Mark Alexander.

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FEATURED RIGHT ANALYSIS

Who’s Up for Federalizing Police?

By Allyne Caan

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If you like the federal government picking your insurance plan, targeting your free speech via the IRS, feeling you up at the airport and planning your kids’ lunch menu, you’ll love its taking over your local police department.

The “Reverend” Al Sharpton recently called for such a takeover, saying in reference to the Baltimore riots, “We need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country. In the 20th century, they had to fight states’ rights to get the right to vote. We’re going to have to fight states’ rights in terms of closing down police cases. Police must be held accountable. I don’t think all police are bad; I don’t even think most are bad. But those that are need to be held accountable.”

And, naturally, Sharpton thinks the best way to “hold accountable” the small minority of police who abuse power is to federalize all police. The federal government has already been arming local PDs with decommissioned military equipment, so why not finish the job?

Sharpton’s idea, as frightening as it is, is hardly original. Back in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama, who was spouting out campaign promises faster than Hillary Clinton can wipe her hard drive, floated an idea for a national civilian police force, saying, “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”

He eventually seemed to drop the idea, but maybe he just had to wait for a more opportune crisis.

And what better way to push a federal police force than to capitalize on Baltimore, Ferguson and New York as justification for Big Brother to step in and save the day? Indeed, less than a month after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the Justice Department announced an investigation of the Ferguson PD. In December, the DOJ announced an investigation into the death of Eric Garner in New York. And Wednesday, Baltimore Democrat Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked the Justice Department to launch a civil rights investigation into her city’s police department following the death of Freddie Gray — a request the Department is “actively considering” and no doubt will jump on.

The guise may be accountability, but the solution is laughable. As University of Tennessee Law Professor Glenn Reynolds points out, federal agencies hardly have a stellar record when it comes to law enforcement. There’s the Secret Service engaging in extracurricular entertainment of the whorish sort; the Drug Enforcement Agency allegedly attending sex parties — with prostitutes funded by drug cartels, no less; and the Capitol Police leaving loaded firearms unattended, including one in a bathroom found by a child. And remember that little scandal called Fast and Furious? Imagine if your local police force smuggled firearms to known drug rings in town. Yeah, that would go over well.

Yet this is just the kind of oversight and “accountability” that federalizing police would bring. Oh, and there’s the minor detail that it’s unconstitutional. The Tenth Amendment clearly states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” A federal police force is not one of the delegated powers. And we doubt this was an oversight on the part of our Founders. Of course, given Obama’s view of the Constitution as little more than an inconvenient pamphlet, this would hardly deter him.

Be prepared for the Left to issue more calls for a police takeover, using anything from isolated incidents to larger terror threats to justify it. But unless America wants its police force attaining the same stellar reputation for accountability and justice as the IRS, the NSA and the VA, we’d better be prepared to reject any attempts at a federal takeover.

TODAY AT PATRIOTPOST.US

BEST OF RIGHT OPINION

OPINION IN BRIEF

Victor Davis Hanson: “Why did Rome and Byzantium fall apart after centuries of success? What causes civilizations to collapse, from a dysfunctional fourth-century-B.C. Athens to contemporary bankrupt Greece? The answer is usually not enemies at the gates, but the pathologies inside them. What ruins societies is well known: too much consumption and not enough production, a debased currency, and endemic corruption. Americans currently deal with all those symptoms. But two more fundamental causes for decline are even more frightening: an unwillingness to pay taxes and the end of the rule of law. … Increasingly in the United States, the degree to which a law is enforced — or whether a person is indicted — depends on political considerations. But when citizens do not pay any income taxes, or choose not to pay taxes that they owe and expect impunity, a complex society unwinds. And when the law has becomes negotiable, civilization utterly collapses.”

SHORT CUTS

Upright: “Barring a miracle, the family that has existed since antiquity will likely crumble, presaging the fall of Western civilization itself. This is a time for concerted prayer, divine wisdom and greater courage than we have ever been called upon to exercise.” —James Dobson

Non Compos Mentis: “[H]ate speech is excluded from protection. dont [sic] just say you love the constitution…read it.” —CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Twitter

The annals of the absurd: “Muslims are seen as more violent than other religions, they’re seen as less civilized than other religions, they’re seen as more prone to terrorism than other religions. … I see that as baseless.” —Morehouse College professor Marc Lamont Hill, who clearly hasn’t been paying attention

Race bait: “I’m asking the Department of Justice to investigate if our police department has engaged in a pattern or practice of stops, searches or arrests that violate the Fourth Amendment. I am asking that they investigate what systemic challenges exist within our police department that can contribute to excessive force and discriminatory policing.” —Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Village Idiots: “There was no attempt to hide [donations]. The guy that filled out the forms made an error. The guy put it on the wrong form … I can’t explain why they didn’t do it — all I can do is fix it.” —Bill Clinton, blaming the accountant for his Foundation failing to disclose some foreign donors

Dezinformatsia: “Socialist Sanders might actually make Americans realize that Republicans are liars when they call Clinton and Obama socialists — and force a real debate on economic inequality. It will be a great relief to see a Democrat who’s unapologetic about the role of government in creating a more inclusive economy.” —Salon’s Joan Walsh

Late-night humor: “Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign announced that it raised over $1.5 million in the 24 hours after he announced his bid. Meanwhile, a 12-year-old on Kickstarter just raised $7 million in five minutes after announcing his idea for juice box water guns.” —Jimmy Fallon

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The Briefing

1) British elections reflect decline of clear British cultural identity

British Parliamentary Elections 2015, New York Times (Steven Erlanger, Katrin Bennhold, Stephen Castle and Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura)

White House no longer sees anything special in UK relations, Financial Times (Geoff Dyer)

Why Britain’s election is such a big deal, USA Today (Michael Wolff)

2) Secularists note gap between liberal and conservative voters reflects gap in moral values

What Conservatives Care About, Bloomberg BusinessWeek (Cass Sunstein)
In other news…


Malice in Dallas :: Schwartz in Huffington Post

by Stephen Schwartz
The Huffington Post
May 5, 2015
http://www.meforum.org/5224/malice-in-dallas


Aide to Kamala Harris accused of helping mysterious ‘Masonic’ police force

by Marsha West

Over at The Hill:

A staffer for California Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris (D) has been arrested and accused of participating in a mysterious group that impersonates a police force.

The staffer, Brandon Kiel, is alleged to have been involved in the Masonic Fraternal Police Department, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The group’s website says it “provides services to Masonic Sovereign Grand Masters and their Masonic Jurisdictions, as well as other Fraternities, Sororities and Greek Organizations.” It claims to be active in 33 states and Mexico, and to have links to the Knights Templar, an ancient military order.

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‘Jade Helm’ military exercise causing political firestorm in Texas, western states

A massive military exercise planned in states across the American West has touched off a political firestorm, with several top Texas officials now questioning the military’s plans – if only to calm the Internet and constituent furor surrounding it.

The seven-state war simulation exercise, known as “Jade Helm 15,” is planned for this summer. It involves training exercises on private and public land – while such exercises are hardly unique, even the military acknowledges the “size and scope” of this one sets it apart.

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The Coming World War 3 is Now

If you start reading Ezekiel and understand that all the people around Israel are being prophesied to being slain with the sword. In the above verses, God speaks through Ezekiel about a country called “Elam”.. Where is the land called Elam? This was the name of the land east of Mesopotamia and southwest, which is modern day Iran. Continue reading and as you come to chapter 31 and beyond, it appears to be a chronological order of disaster for all the people who surround Israel. These chapters lead up to the well known prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39.

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Louie Gohmert Sounds The Alarm About Possible Military Takeover Of Texas

Comments on Jade Helm 15

“Once I observed the map depicting ‘hostile,’ ‘permissive,’ and ‘uncertain’ states and locations, I was rather appalled that the hostile areas amazingly have a Republican majority, ‘cling to their guns and religion,’ and believe in the sanctity of the United States Constitution,” Gohmert said in the statement.

“Such labeling by a government that is normally not allowed to use military force against its own citizens is an affront to the residents of that particular state considered as ‘hostile,’ as if the government is trying to provoke a fight with them,” he later added.

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Baltimore chaos blamed on Jews

Flyer at public hearing faults funding for Israel for violence

But Powerline blog says the memo then attacks what it refers to as the “Israel lobby,” accusing it of splitting the vote from the black community to “ensure that Blacks don’t get political power in the Senate.”

The flyer also accused “apartheid” Israel of training law enforcement in the United States to “set up paramilitary police armies in minority neighborhoods.”

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From Kathmandu to Kalamazoo!

The book of Revelation foretells five specific powerful earthquakes preceding and surrounding Christ’s Return. Each is unique, and occurs at a particular juncture of God’s final prophetic timeline.

So where and when in the Bible do we see a change or reduction in solar activity? I am glad you asked…

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5 Faith Facts Every Christian Voter Should Know About Mike Huckabee

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is no stranger to the pulpit—or politics. The former Fox News Channel host announced Tuesday his bid for the GOP nomination for the White House. Here are five facts about this Southern Baptist’s perspectives on faith.

1. Before he was a politician, he was a pastor.

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Rick Warren, Elton John at senate hearing on global health programs

by Berean Researcher

Saddleback’s CEO Rick Warren got a chance to tell U.S. lawmakers about how his Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan will address AIDS and other health issues faster than any government can do. It took place at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on State Department global health programs. Seated next to Warren were musician Sir Elton John, and […]

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The Final Poke In God’s Eye? – Obama To Support Palestinian State At UN Security Council

Banking on Netanyahu’s assertion while campaigning for re-election that there would be no Palestinian state during his term in office, Obama is reported exclusively by our sources to have given the hitherto withheld green light to European governments to file a UN Security Council motion proclaiming an independent Palestinian state. The White House is confident that, with the US voting in favor, the motion will be passed by an overwhelming majority and therefore be binding on the Israeli government. Incorporating a target date in the language would expose Israel to Security Council sanctions for non-compliance. …………. Click here for full story


FCC Commissioner: Feds May Come After Drudge, Other Conservative News Websites

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Ajit Pai said over the weekend that he foresees a future in which federal regulators will seek to regulate websites based on political content, using the power of the FCC or Federal Elections Commission (FEC) …………. Click here for full story


The Anti-Christ And The Assyrian Connection

Since early 2011 a major shift has begun which is ultimately reshaping the political, geographical and religious climate of the Middle East. I will honestly suggest that this shift is actually a spiritual one. With a plethora of daily news regarding Syria, one has to ask if Syria is the same “Assyria” that is mentioned in the Bible. ………… Click here for full story


‘You Are A Target’: Muslim Extremists Terrorize Egypt’s Coptic Christians

Christians in Egypt are facing a new wave of persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists, and human rights groups fear the situation could be on the brink of exploding ……….. Click here for full story


Methodist Pastor Bullied By Denominational Leadership For Supporting Traditional Marriage

A regional body of the United Methodist Church based in Georgia has been accused of bullying a pastor and her church over their support for traditional marriage ……….. Click here for full story


$169,240 Federal Grant to Build ‘Educational Pipeline’ for LGBT Population Researchers

What? Are You kidding me? No. This is for real.  According to CNS News, here’s one way American’s hard earned tax dollars will be spent. The National Institutes of Health through its Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded $169,240 in taxpayer funds to the Fenway Community Health Center […]

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Steven Spielberg’s Amblin, Syfy Adapting Classic Novel ‘Brave New World’

The Aldous Huxley novel was ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library. The Emmy-winning team behind Syfy’s Taken is reuniting for another science fiction classic. StevenSpielberg‘s Amblin Television is adapting Aldous Huxley‘s novel Brave New World as a scripted series for the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Brave New World — ranked fifth among the 100 best […]

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Rick Warren’s weight-loss plan named Christian Book of the Year

The prestigious award given to Rick Warren is an indication of how little discernment the Christian community has.  To name The Daniel Plan book of the year, when the men who helped Warren write his weight-loss plan are proponents of New Age/New Thought mysticism, to include Oprah’s “favorite doctor,” Mehmet Oz, is a travesty.  Obviously Christians who purchased the book are unaware that Dr. Oz is a […]

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The Global Bond Bubble is finally bursting – and here is why

Posted: 07 May 2015 06:52 AM PDT

It’s been a tough few days for holders of government debt. The value of sovereign bonds has dipped by $340bn (£223bn) since the start of last week. The correction has followed a tremendous rally in government bond prices, prompted by fears of deflation and central bank bond-buying schemes. Even Bill Gross, the bond trading veteran, has weighed in to say that German 10-years, or bunds, look to be “the short of a lifetime”.But what is prompting the massive sell-off in sovereign notes?

The easiest explanation for falling bond prices is that a climb in commodity values, including in oil and copper, could signal the end to global disinflationary episodes. A steep fall in the price of oil was the catalyst for fears over low inflation and even deflation at the beginning of the year. Now these have started to rebound, and along with them inflation forecasts. Jim Reid, of Deutsche Bank, said that the “sell-off seems to be part of a steady re-pricing of inflation risk, and it was noticeable that oil hit five-month highs yesterday” as Brent closed up at close to $68 a barrel. MORE

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Bird flu epidemic is bad and getting worsePosted: 07 May 2015 06:39 AM PDT

The costly effects of a virulent H5 strain of avian influenza keeps getting worse. Layoffs have begun in the poultry industry as thousands more birds are being slaughtered. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has now confirmed 122 cases of the disease, which can kill a bird in 48 hours (Tweet This). So far, nearly 24 million chickens and turkeys from more than a dozen states have been affected since December.

The mounting numbers top the previous record outbreak from the 1980s, which hit 17 million birds. And it’s still spreading: Both Iowa and Minnesota reported more “probable” cases this week, including two more commercial egg operations that together house an estimated 3.9 million hens.

Egg producers have been hit hardest. In 2014, 362 million “layer” hens in the U.S. produced 100 billion eggs. With more than 20 million hens now in the process of being culled, nearly 6 percent of the nation’s population has been taken offline. Layer hens are different from “broiler” chickens, which are sold as meat. MORE
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At least 12 injured in Oklahoma City as tornadoes sweep through PlainsPosted: 07 May 2015 06:21 AM PDT

OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities are set to survey the damage that was left behind after tornadoes swept through the southern plains, overturning cars and destroying dozens of homes near Oklahoma City Wednesday night. At least 12 people were injured, but no deaths were immediately reported from the twisters that also whipped through rural parts of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska. “We’ll have much better picture of how widespread the damage is when the sun comes up tomorrow,” meteorologist Forrest Mitchell with the National Weather Service in Norman said.

The Oklahoma City area seemed to be the hardest hit. A twister destroyed homes in Grady County and it appeared another tornado touched down in the area later Wednesday when a second storm came through. “We do strongly think there was a tornado on the south side of Oklahoma City,” meteorologist Michael Scotten said after the second storm that hit around 8:40 p.m. The stormed flipped vehicles over vehicles on Interstate 35 and left power lines strewn across the roadway, Scrotten said.

Lara O’Leary, a spokeswoman for Emergency Medical Services Authority, said late Wednesday that the company transported 12 patients from a trailer park in south Oklahoma City to local hospitals. She did not give further details about the extent of the patients’ injuries. MORE

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Warning From “America’s Prophet” Goes GlobalPosted: 07 May 2015 06:03 AM PDT

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s passionate warning to the United States Supreme Court at the 2015 “Washington: A Man of Prayer” service has gone viral, garnering over 2.3 million views just on one website hosting the video. And the media organization garnering the most views resides in an unlikely place – the African nation of Nigeria. The Nigerian website NigeriaCamera posted Cahn’s address from last Wednesday, “God’s Warning to America,” on its Facebook page, where it has been attracting viewers at a staggering rate. “Just heard that the ‘Follow Baal and go to hell!’ speech from the Capitol has gone viral … In less than a week, over 3 million, and much from around the world,” Cahn said.

During the speech, the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Harbinger” and the inspiration behind the “Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” movie prophesied God would deliver judgment on both the Supreme Court and the nation if it dared to meddle with the definition of marriage. Drawing a parallel with Israel’s worship of the pagan god Baal, Cahn intoned, “We are exchanging our light for darkness.” The speech was livestreamed on WND, and Cahn’s video message was posted as a video shortly after. MORE

 

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Netanyahu Told Kerry: Don’t Visit Israel to Discuss ‘Peace Process’Posted: 07 May 2015 05:52 AM PDT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down a proposed visit from US Secretary of State John Kerry following the Israeli elections, saying it would be better to visit after a government coalition is formed. The purpose of the visit may have been to revive the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, pundits say. The deadline for Netanyahu to form a coalition is May 6 at 8 PM. The report came from Israel’s Channel 2 news station. Correspondent Udi Segal suggested that Kerry was seeking reassurances that Israel was willing to move forward on negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. During his campaign, Netanyahu said that there would be no Palestinian state created on his watch. He later clarified that he meant that current conditions were not right for the creation of a Palestinian state.

The Israeli leader’s opposition to focusing at this time on negotiations with the Palestinians, together with strong disagreements between Jerusalem and US President Barack Obama over the Iranian nuclear issue, led the White House to publicly excoriate Netanyahu. Obama said that the US “needs to rethink our approach” towards relations with Israel. US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power clarified that this could include putting forward anti-Israel resolutions at the UN Security Council. On the Iranian issue, Obama will not meet with Netanyahu in person until a final nuclear agreement is reached, and Kerry dismissed Israeli concerns about the deal as “hysteria.” There have also been intimations that the Obama administration interfered in the Israeli elections. The US Senate is currently investigating whether the State Department provided funding to the Victory 15 campaign, whose sole goal was to unseat Netanyahu. MORE

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Strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Warning IssuedPosted: 07 May 2015 05:44 AM PDT

A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week. The temblor prompted officials to issue a local tsunami warning, but it was lifted shortly afterward with no reports of damage. The 7.1-magnitude quake struck about 150 kilometers (94 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island at a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves of up to 1 meter (3 feet) were possible within 300 kilometers (186 miles) of the epicenter on the coast of Papua New Guinea. The agency lifted the warning about an hour. There were no reports of damage, said Chris McKee, assistant director of the Geophysical Observatory in the capital, Port Moresby. Because the epicenter was so far offshore, the chance of serious damage on land was less likely, he said.

“The earthquake appears to have not been as big as first estimated,” McKee said. “I think the threat from that event is basically passed now. So we’ll just wait for the next one.” Thursday’s quake was located in a different area of Papua New Guinea than the previous three temblors that rattled the region over the past week, and was therefore an unrelated event, McKee said. Still, the area has been unusually active. FULL REPORT

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Obama to back Palestinian state at Security Council – payback for Israel’s right-wing cabinetPosted: 06 May 2015 07:14 PM PDT

DEBKAfile reports exclusively from Washington: US President Barack Obama did not wait for Binyamin Netanyahu to finish building his new government coalition by its deadline at midnight Wednesday, May 6, before going into action to pay him back for forming a right-wing cabinet minus any moderate figure for resuming negotiations with the Palestinians. Banking on Netanyahu’s assertion while campaigning for re-election that there would be no Palestinian state during his term in office, Obama is reported exclusively by our sources to have given the hitherto withheld green light to European governments to file a UN Security Council motion proclaiming an independent Palestinian state.

Although Netanyahu left the foreign affairs portfolio in his charge and available to be filled by a suitably moderate figure as per the White House’s expectations did not satisfy the US President. The White House is confident that, with the US voting in favor, the motion will be passed by an overwhelming majority and therefore be binding on the Israeli government. To show the administration was in earnest, senior US officials sat down with their French counterparts in Paris last week to sketch out the general outline of this motion. According to our sources, they began addressing such questions as the area of the Palestinian state, its borders, security arrangements between Israel and the Palestinians and whether or not to set a hard-and-fast timeline for implementation, or phrase the resolution as a general declaration of intent. Incorporating a target date in the language would expose Israel to Security Council sanctions for non-compliance. MORE

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Bird Flu Has Already Killed More Than 20 MILLION Turkeys And Chickens In The United StatesPosted: 06 May 2015 06:40 PM PDT

Are you prepared to go without turkey this Thanksgiving? Yes, it might actually get that bad. So far, the worst outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history has claimed the lives of more than 20 million turkeys and chickens, and the pandemic continues to rage wildly out of control. Once one bird becomes infected, this particular strain of the virus is so virulent that it can virtually wipe out an entire flock in just a matter of days. At this point, scientists think that this virus is being spread by wild birds, but they have no idea how it is getting inside barns and other enclosed facilities so easily.

Considering how important turkey, chicken and eggs are to our food supply, it is quite alarming that scientists don’t really understand what is going on. If this bird flu outbreak is not brought under control, how many birds will eventually die? Right now, it is already in the tens of millions. Could the total eventually reach into the hundreds of millions? Minnesota is the top producer of turkeys in the United States, and Iowa is the top producer of eggs, and that is why it is so alarming that both of these states are right at the heart of this current outbreak…MORE

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Lots of earthquakes across California — is there a connection?Posted: 06 May 2015 06:34 PM PDT

It was an active seismic day in California, with small earthquakes rattling residents across Northern California and the Inland Empire on Wednesday morning. Although conspiracy theories are tempting, earthquake experts said there’s no reason to think they’re connected. Even the three quakes in Riverside County were too far apart to all be linked. The first two, a magnitude-3.7 and -2.7 that struck shortly after midnight, both were traced back to the San Jacinto fault zone. But the third temblor, a magnitude-3.1 near Corona at 9:11 a.m., occurred in a different fault zone.

Scientists are still studying the details of the third earthquake, which occurred near the Elsinore and Whittier faults, Caltech seismologist Jennifer Andrews said. As for the first two, it seemed like business as usual for the San Jacinto fault zone, a major network of faults in Southern California. “We see relatively small earthquakes [on the San Jacinto fault], but it’s relatively active,” Andrews said. MORE

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Strengthening Typhoon Noul heads for Philippines, with possible stronger storm to followPosted: 06 May 2015 06:27 PM PDT

Typhoon Noul is intensifying in the Western Pacific Ocean, and appears to be headed for a collision with the northern Philippine island of Luzon this weekend as a compact but intense storm. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center, operated by the U.S. Navy and Air Force, has shifted the storm’s projected forecast track to potentially make landfall in Luzon, before recurving to the northeast toward Japan early next week. Previous forecasts had shown that Noul would miss the Philippines entirely. As the world’s most disaster-prone nation, however, it has endured everything from typhoons to volcanoes; this year, the Philippines lies in the path of what could be some particularly vicious storms that will be supercharged by unusually mild ocean waters. The overabundance of ocean heat content is in large part related to an El Niño event in the tropical Pacific Ocean, which has boosted ocean surface temperatures in parts of the tropical Pacific, and altered wind and weather patterns.

Tropical cyclones are like giant heat engines. They derive their strength in part from water vapor and heat from warm ocean waters. Typhoon Noul is not expected to become a dreaded super typhoon, such as Haiyan was when it wiped out much of Tacloban, on the island of Leyte, in 2014. That storm was among the strongest-ever tropical cyclones on record to make landfall worldwide, with sustained winds of about 190 miles per hour. Typhoon Noul is projected to peak as a Category 4 storm, and make landfall during the weekend with winds closer to 125 miles per hour, although tropical cyclone-intensity forecasts made more than several hours in advance have considerable uncertainty. MORE

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Americans Should Prepare Themselves For The Coming Obama-Sponsored ISIS Homeland Terror Attacks

This is a sober, end times warning to all Americans: now is the time to be prepared.

“…but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” Luke 22:53 (KJV)

America, you twice-elected a Muslim-raised Marxist who hates this country, everything is now in place and you are about to pay the price for your love affair with the dark side.  And no, we are not talking about skin color, we are talking about the spiritual darkness that Obama has wrapped around this nation, and the coming mind-numbing terror attacks that have already started here at home. America, you are about to know what it is like to live in a Third World country in the Middle East.

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Right from the get go, Barack Hussein Obama told us in no uncertain terms that he was on the side of the Muslims, and that America would soon become Sharia compliant. During the 2008 campaign, like Hitler writing in Mein Kampf, he told us that radical transformation was coming if you elected him:

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” — Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

America, since 1776, has never needed “transformation”, all we have ever needed was good men and women who would stick to the original ideals and principles set forth by our Founding Fathers. Transformation is what you have when something changes, and this is what Obama delivered.

For the past 6 years, Barack Hussein Obama was worked tirelessly both behind the scenes and openly, to allow hundreds of thousands illegal immigrants into this country, as well as importing tens of thousands of Syrian “refugees” from the Middle East and implanting them all though the Midwest. The Bible Belt, our Heartland, is now filled with foreign-born Muslims, almost none of which have been properly processed or accounted for. Mixed in among these “refugees” are hundreds of hardcore ISIS war fighters from the Middle East who have been busy creating terror cells on our soil. This has all been done for one reason and for one reason only, to launch Islamic terror attacks on Americans in America. This past weekend, ISIS terrorists openly launched gunfire attacks on the Mohammad Cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, hosted by Pamela Geller. ISIS officially took responsibility for the attacks. Headline from the NY Daily News just today states that “ISIS threatens controversial blogger Pamela Geller in message boasting of ‘71 trained soldiers in 15 different states.” Are you getting the picture yet?

The ISIS attacks, which have already begun, will gradually increase in number until watching beheadings on the streets of every major American city will become as commonplace as checking the weather report. Why do you think that Obama has made it so hard to purchase new firearms and ammunition? He wants as few people as possible to be able to defend themselves on the streets. There is no new restrictive legislation on firearms; and yet never has the ability to buy reasonably priced ammunition and firearms in quantity been more curtailed. In loudly threatening to enact more gun control after each publicized tragic shooting, the Obama administration has created a climate of fear, which has prompted hoarding, shortages, panic buying, and paranoia, which have accomplished what the federal government could not.

How do you think that the so-called Arab Spring came about? Obama was a major player in this, and his Puppet-master, George Soros, supplied the money. The plan was to destabilize the Middles East, and rid the Arabic countries of their secular governments, and replace them with the Muslim Brotherhood. That was the plan. Did you know that there are two major lawsuits pending in Egypt right now charging both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with conspiracy against Egypt in concert with the Muslim Brotherhood?

In one press conference after another, when referring to the Muslim terror super-group ISIS, United States President Barack Obama will use the term ISIL instead of their former name ISIS or current name Islamic State. Have you ever wondered about that? We have. When Barack Obama refers over and over to the Islamic State as ISIL, he is sending a message to Muslims all over the Middle East that he personally does not recognize Israel as a sovereign nation, but as territory belonging to the Islamic State. Click here to read the full story on this.

Honestly, America, how much more proof do you need?

Barack Hussein Obama has had the last 6 years to fully lay the framework for Islamization of America, and if it will not be accepted willingly, it will be forced upon us. Just think of how violent the streets of America have become since 2008. Race riots happen every few months in major cites, riots which we have shown you time and again were bought and paid for by George Soros. School shootings and public bombings are off the charts since Obama’s election, they happen so often that you have subconsciously tuned them out, so here is a reminder for you. Don’t just gloss over it, read it. In his years of occupying the desk at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue hide a sinister statistic – America has had 16 mass shootings since he became president, and this weekend’s shooting in California now brings that total to 17. And since this is a list of shootings only, it does not include the Boston Bombing Massacre that Obama used to roll out martial law for a 24-hour period in Boston.

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Operation jade Helm 15 is about to launch on America, and the Pentagon is trying oh-so-hard to convince us that we have “nothing to fear”. That’s exactly what Adolf Hitler told the German people in 1932, nothing to fear. Only he was lying, just like Obama and his administration are doing to us at this very moment.

“The great masses of the people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.” – Adolf Hitler from Mein Kampf

The war is coming, ISIS at the invitation of your president is here and prepared to wage jihad on America in America. This is what you voted for when you elected Obama, this is the change he promised you. We urge to be right with Jesus Christ, because you getting ready to meet Him.

And as shocking as all this is, we haven’t even discussed the Benghazi Coverup, Fast & Furious, Solyndra, Iran’s nuclear weapons, the IRS targeting of Conservatives, the Veterans Administration scandal, Obamacare, or any other of a dozen more egregious attacks on America and Americans. Or Obama’s love for taxpayer-funded abortion and the LGBT agenda. You just keep thinking that Obama is a “lazy clown” who spends all his time on the golf course. That’s exactly the image of him he wants you to have. The Obama we are showing you is one who is a workaholic, highly-motivated, highly-funded end times Anti-American destroyer who will bring this nation to it’s knees in the face of Islamic jihadism if we let  him. He’s got a whole lot done already, wouldn’t you agree?

Our own founding documents warned us this day would come, are we ready?

I cannot say it anymore plainly or passionately than what I have expressed here in this article. What happens next, and what we as citizens allow to happen next is yet to be determined. So let me close with these timely words from a document that Obama despises, the Declaration of Independence:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.

1776 is calling, America…but is anyone listening?

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Christian Headlines Daily – Thursday, May 7, 2015

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Top Headlines

Christian Doctor Urges Vaccination after Personally Experiencing Side Effects

Christian Journalist Threatened in Pakistan

5 Things Christians Should Know about Mike Huckabee’s Faith

Christian TV Hosts Reports Death Threats from Muslims

Two Men Recite Bible from Memory to Raise Money for Nepal

‘I Escaped but my Family was Killed’

5 Things Christians Should Know about the International Religious Freedom Report

Rick Warren’s ‘The Daniel Plan’ Named Christian Book of the Year

Pastor Embarks on 200-Mile Journey to Raise Money for Homelessness

Mike Huckabee: We are Moving Rapidly Toward Criminalization of Christianity

Opinion

Why are Australians Praying for America?

NBA’s Stephen Curry Gives God Glory after MVP Win

What Federal Regulations Mean for Your Family

My Apology to Teachers Everywhere

How to Keep Your Cool in a Gay Marriage Debate


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“My Last Day” — the Jesus Anime

9 powerful minutes of animation that begins with a thief behind bars watching the scourging of Jesus, and it ends with the thief dying next to Jesus, and waking to see Him in a beautiful place.

The dying thief: What was so great about his faith?

There are many acts of extraordinary faith in the Bible. The one that has impressed me the most concerns the dying thief on the cross. We could take the approach that he had nothing to lose, so he decided to cast his lot with Jesus. But this makes absolutely no sense of the text and the context.
In this conversion we have a specific fulfillment of Christ’s first words on the cross. No sooner had Christ spoken the words, “Father, forgive them,” had the Father answered that prayer by turning a once-reviling criminal into a Christ-glorifying saint. While the soon-to-be converted criminal was not directly responsible for Christ’s death, he nevertheless joined with those who were and was thus indirectly addressed when Christ asked for God to forgive “them.”
Christ, the sinless one, was numbered with or counted among the transgressors (Isa. 53:12; Luke 22:37), all of whom have a bigger problem than the day-to-day sins they commit. They hate Christ, the God-man. Anyone who has a master other than the Lord Jesus hates him (Lk. 16:13; Gal. 4:8). That these two criminals loathed him is clearly manifested during the crucifixion: “And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way” (Matt. 27:44).
When the criminal who was converted was doing his worst against Christ, Christ was doing his best for this criminal.
The conversion of the one criminal was most extraordinary and testifies to the power of Christ’s prayer and the grace of God. Why?
This criminal’s faith did not come at a time such as when Christ turned water into wine; or performed miracles, such as walking on water, opening the eyes of a blind man, or raising Lazarus from the dead. No! The criminal believed on the Messiah while he was hanging as one cursed upon a tree. The criminal trusted in and boldly defended the one whose disciples had abandoned him. Jesus was at his lowest when this criminal asked to be remembered in Christ’s kingdom.
When he was on the cross, did anyone publicly cry out, as John the Baptist did, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (Jn. 1:29)? But this is essentially what the dying thief did. Little wonder, then, that Christ should promise him a place in his kingdom: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Lk. 23:43).
The criminal acknowledged he was guilty; he acknowledged that Christ was not (“this man has done nothing wrong”); he feared God; but, and here is the key: the criminal did not merely want to be in a better place. He wanted to be with Christ in a better place: “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Lk. 23:42). The criminal believed “against all hope”.
Heaven is a better place because that is where Christ is. Everyone wants to go to heaven, but not everyone wants to go to Christ’s heaven. Not so with this criminal: he saw, with his eyes, Christ at his worst; but with the eyes of faith, he believed that Christ would soon be at his best, and so put his faith in a dying king.
Christ is always – always! – willing to save even the most miserable of sinners. A recognition of guilt (Lk. 23:40) and a confidence in him and not ourselves (Lk. 23:42) will always lead to the most assuring truth a sinner can receive: the Savior welcomes such into his paradise!
“One is saved, and we may not despair; the other is lost, and we may not presume.” Spurgeon

Our Time is Short

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Who do you think that I am?

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

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How Carl Trueman Changed My Mind About Luther

What this helped me to see is that Luther himself was not the cause of what might be considered antinomian thought. Rather, a misapplication of his thought and an over-emphasis on his earlier writings can, but doesn’t have to, lead in that direction. As a result of reading Trueman’s book, I have a much higher respect for Luther and an interest in actually reading more of his writings myself over the summer. While I don’t find the law-gospel dialectic helpful, Luther can’t be reduced to that.

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How To Take Christ out of Christianity

Faithful churches would do well to welcome unbelievers to hear the word preached. It is our mission to make real and vital connections to seekers. But churches would lose all integrity if they did what this author is suggesting. “Creating spaces” in the membership for those who are “culturally Christian” is making a place for those who have a form of godliness but who deny its power (1 Tim. 3:5).

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TGC… Just Social, Or Social Justice?

Is there not a Gospel-believing human out there that can share wisdom on race relations? If so, why did they choose unregenerate people to speak on these issues instead? Perhaps they don’t want an “everyday” pastor up there with a “small sphere of influence” sharing his thoughts on race and social justice, because they chose social clout and fame as their mechanism for evangelism and discipleship from the very beginning.

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Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been, a Moralistic Therapeutic Deist?

Perhaps these teenagers and young adults adopted MTD because that’s what they were taught. That’s basically the philosophy of life they have received from and observed in their parents. It’s what they learned in Sunday school and youth group: Be nice to other people and you’ll have a happy life, and God will be there when you need him. All that stuff about Jesus dying for our sins never really made an impression.

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Gagnon on Arsenokoites: The Bible on Abusive vs. “Committed” Same-Sex Relationships

This is the level to which these discussions are approaching in our day. With the stakes so high, all Christians who hope to faithfully engage in this discussion and demonstrate Scripture’s and the Gospel’s sufficiency to address this highly controversial topic, need to be equipped to respond to arguments like these in ways that are accurate, informed, and full of grace and truth.

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The Heresy of Indifference

Pastors who think it is relevant and cool to be indifferent about doctrine—who play down the necessity and importance of doctrine and who fail to preach and explain doctrine in their sermons—are in fact failing to give their people that which will save their souls. For us to downplay doctrine or to be intentionally fuzzy in preaching doctrine isn’t cool or humble or relevant, it’s outright arrogant. There is nothing more relevant than doctrine.

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Why Churches and Christians Must Either Grow or Wither

So what happens if a church neglects these things? A church may be very busy with programs and activities, but it won’t really be growing. The members of the church won’t be growing in maturity and the church won’t be growing closer to Christ. The community won’t be reached and the church won’t grow numerically. Sometimes the church, too, needs to prune those things which are hindering true and vital growth.

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Heaven is Other People Too

On planet earth what corrects our subjective beliefs that time has dragged or speeded up to a point where it races (both of which are, after all, false beliefs, like the belief that the rails of the railroad join at the horizon, or the stick bends when it is pushed into water), are the objective regularities which surround us. In heaven, likewise, if they occur they will be corrected by the presence of the society of the embodied saints. Heaven is commonly thought to be a society of the innumerable company of the redeemed.

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The Danger of the Word Faith Movement

Jesus taught that a man must be willing to give up wealth, friends and even family to follow Him as His disciple. The Christian life is one of obedience and submission to Jesus Christ in every area of our life. But there are some who believe the Christian life should be marked by health, wealth […]

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Rick Warren’s weight-loss plan named Christian Book of the Year

by Marsha West

The prestigious award given to Rick Warren is an indication of how little discernment the Christian community has. To name The Daniel Plan book of the year, when the men who helped Warren write his weight-loss plan are proponents of New Age/New Thought mysticism, to include Oprah’s “favorite doctor,” Mehmet Oz, is a travesty. Obviously Christians who purchased the book are unaware that Dr. Oz is a […]

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Are Bible-Believing Christians to Blame for the World’s Problems As New Spirituality Leaders Suggest?

By Roger Oakland As the world continues to plunge into further darkness and despair, “new” spirituality leaders say it is the church’s fault, particularly that of rigid Christians who won’t bend their beliefs or convictions.


If God, Why Evil?

Dr. Andy Bannister (http://bit.ly/andybannister) of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries answers the question “If God, why is there evil?”.


The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire men to work in his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard.

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9 Things You Should Know About Prayer In The Bible

Do you know how many prayer are mentioned in the Bible (and how many were answered)? Here’s the answer to that question and other things you should know about the prayer in the Bible.

1. There are 650 prayers listed in the Bible. (Here is the entire list and where they can be found.)

2. There are approximately 450 recorded answers to prayer in the Bible.

3. The first time prayer is mentioned in the Bible is Genesis 4:26 (earlier dialogues where initiated directly by God, e.g., Genesis 3:8-13Genesis 4:9).

4. The Bible records Jesus praying 25 different times during his earthly ministry.

5. In the Bible, Paul mentions prayer (prayers, prayer reports, prayer requests, exhortations to pray), 41 times.

6. Although prayer can (and should) be done from any bodily position, the Bible lists five specific postures: Sitting (2 Sam 7:18), standing (Mark 11:25), kneeling (Chronicles 6:13; Daniel 6:10Luke 22:41Acts 7:609:4020:3621:5Ephesians 3:14), with one’s face to the ground (Matthew 26:39;Mark 14:35), and with hands lifted up (1 Timothy 2:8).

7. In Jesus model for how his disciples should pray (Luke 11:1-4), he provides five areas of focus: That God’s name be honored – the focus on his everlasting glory (“Father, hallowed be your name”); that God’s kingdom come – the focus on his eternal will (“your kingdom come”); that God’s provision is given – the focus on our present (“Give us each day our daily bread.”); that God’s forgiveness is granted – the focus on our past (Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.); that God’s deliverance will be provided – the focus on our future.

8. The Bible lists at least nine main types of prayer: prayer of faith (James 5:15), prayer of agreement (also known as corporate prayer) (Acts 2:42), prayer of request (also known as petition or supplication) (Philippians 4:6), prayer of thanksgiving (Psalm 95:2-3), prayer of worship (Acts 13:2-3), prayer of consecration (also known as dedication) (Matthew 26:39), prayer of intercession (1 Timothy 2:1),  prayer of imprecation (Psalms 69), and praying in the Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:14-15).

9. The word “Amen” (which means “let it be, “so be it,” “verily,” “truly”) makes its first appearance in the Bible in Numbers 5:22. In that passage God commands it to be said by a person who is yielding to his examination.

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“The Shack Up” – Part 1

The Shack

“The Shack Up”?  Is that the sequel to “The Shack”?

Not quite.

I’m talking about the idea of cohabitation before marriage.

I’m talking about “moving in” with your boyfriend/girlfriend before you actually get married.

I’m talking about the “try before you buy” idea.

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13 Signs of Leadership Fatigue

By Chuck Lawless

Leadership is sometimes wearisome – so wearisome that we come close to giving up. Over the years, I’ve watched leaders slide into defeat, and I’ve seen some of these common signs of trouble.

I list these symptoms of “leadership fatigue” here not to discourage you, but instead to help you recognize them, address them, and move forward. At the end of this post, tell us how we might pray for you if you see yourself in this list.

  1. Living by a “get me through the day” philosophy – You may begin the day with prayer, but surviving the day is your prayer theme. Thriving is not even an option because that won’t happen – even with God’s help.
  2. Losing vision – A leadership vision assumes a commitment far beyond today. Fatigued leaders, though, don’t consider beyond the end of this workday. Anything longer demands too much energy.
  3. Developing poor sleep patterns – The patterns may vary, but they still reflect fatigue: too much sleep as you seek to avoid perceived reality, or too little sleep when you can’t get perceived reality out of your mind. Either way, you’re exhausted.
  4. Declining spiritual disciplines – This change may be one of the first signs of trouble for leaders who have previously been faithful in spiritual disciplines. Bible study becomes only a necessary step in doing your job, and prayer is reduced to emergencies only. Weariness leaves little room for anything that requires “discipline.”
  5. Repeating lessons and sermons – Finding something in the file is much less draining than the hard work of praying about and developing a sermon or lesson. Leadership fatigue convinces you that “nobody will remember the previous time anyway.”
  6. Faking joy and excitement – Few actions are more exhausting than pretending to have joy you don’t have. Every sentence is hard, and every nod of the head feels like a ton of weight on your shoulders. Our weariness is only compounded by our pretense.
  7. Frustrating family members – Leaders who fight to get through the day often let their guard down when they get home – and all the stress of playing the game for eight hours gets dumped on their family. The resultant pain on our family members is hardly fake.
  8. Magnifying minors – What seemed insignificant last month is unexpectedly huge when we’re tired. That simple difference of opinion now feels like blatant disagreement – even rebellion or betrayal of your leadership.
  9. Failing to return emails and phone calls – Communicating with people takes time, energy, and focus. Weary leaders tend to delay responding to others, if they choose to respond at all.
  10. Misdirecting affections – When nothing they do brings joy, fatigued leaders sometimes turn to others for affirmation. That’s when that church member’s look seems sexier, that hug feels like a caress, and that increasingly intimate relationship seems justified.
  11. Decreasing exercise – Professional and emotional fatigue quickly leads to physical tiredness. Exercise becomes that much more difficult.
  12. Focusing on a “grass is greener” syndrome – It’s amazing how leadership fatigue affects the lenses through which we see other options. Every other role, it seems, is suddenly better than our current one.
  13. Avoiding people who speak truth – When we know we’re tired of leading, it’s just easier to avoid people who know us well enough to recognize the problem.

What other symptoms of “leadership fatigue” have you seen? What recommendations would you give a leader facing these issues? If you’re dealing with leadership fatigue, tell us how we might pray for you.


Chuck Lawless currently serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Seminary. You can connect with Dr. Lawless on both Twitter and Facebook.

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The Daily Discovery (May 7, 2015)

Intolerant Pastors Unite with Secularists Against Ark Encounter – “In that national interview, I was asked about the overall ministry of AiG, and then specifically about the Creation Museum and the coming Ark Encounter. On such programs, I can’t help but get excited in letting people know about these powerful evangelistic outreaches.”

Conversation with a Christian Business Owner – “We were talking with some friends recently about the age old ‘moralistic’ mindset of the American church that has spread pollution in every area. Many people seem to think that a business owner refusing to bake a cake for a homosexual along with a light explanation about ‘I can’t do that because I’m a Christian’ is somehow taking a ‘righteous stand’ and maybe successfully show them that their lifestyle is wrong and sinful.”

$169,240 Federal Grant to Build ‘Educational Pipeline’ for LGBT Population Researchers – “The National Institutes of Health through its Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded $169,240 in taxpayer funds to the Fenway Community Health Center to develop a new generation of scientists devoted to studying the LGBT population.”

I Have Cursed You – “Never mind all that stuff about “words will never hurt me.” Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words…words hurt worse. Somehow a full-out beating hurts less than a tongue-lashing. After the bruises have faded, the words remain dug in like daggers. I know people who are still deeply wounded by brutal words launched at them years or even decades before.”

Alien Life a Decade Away from Discovery? – “The media has once again been buzzing with the claims of secular astronomers that alien life is just a few years away from sure discovery. Reportedly, NASA’s chief scientist Ellen Stofan predicted that, ‘We’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years.’”


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RC Sproul – What Is Free Will?


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A 3 year old explains why his mom’s abortion was a good thing.

Are People Born Gay?


“If you alter or obscure the Biblical portrait of God in order to attract converts, you don’t get converts to God, you get converts to an illusion. This is not evangelism but deception.” – John Piper

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Trusting The Word Of God

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Q.  I am talking to some atheists and scientists and they have compelling arguments against Noah’s Ark and the flood. I just believed it and have read and listened to Christians talk about the corrupted DNA of the Nephilim and animals. The atheists talk about how it would be impossible to have every land animal and take care of them and their waste for forty days. How would you respond?

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How Were Man And Woman Created?

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Q. Help!! KJV – Gen 1:27 – God created Man – male and female? Then Gen 2:7 God formed man from dust and breathed life into him? I cannot find and clear understanding of these two passages. So was the first created man both male and female? And then the man “formed” from dust? Thanks much!

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A Beating From The Lord?

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Q.  Who does Luke 12:47 and 48 refer to, i. e. who gets the beating? Is it church members at the Bema Seat or is it other people? Actually I don’t think that it is at the Bema Seat. But I heard a pastor on radio claim this. Can you please shed some spiritual light on this?

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Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner?


“My Last Day” — the Jesus Anime

9 powerful minutes of animation that begins with a thief behind bars watching the scourging of Jesus, and it ends with the thief dying next to Jesus, and waking to see Him in a beautiful place.

The dying thief: What was so great about his faith?

There are many acts of extraordinary faith in the Bible. The one that has impressed me the most concerns the dying thief on the cross. We could take the approach that he had nothing to lose, so he decided to cast his lot with Jesus. But this makes absolutely no sense of the text and the context.
In this conversion we have a specific fulfillment of Christ’s first words on the cross. No sooner had Christ spoken the words, “Father, forgive them,” had the Father answered that prayer by turning a once-reviling criminal into a Christ-glorifying saint. While the soon-to-be converted criminal was not directly responsible for Christ’s death, he nevertheless joined with those who were and was thus indirectly addressed when Christ asked for God to forgive “them.”
Christ, the sinless one, was numbered with or counted among the transgressors (Isa. 53:12; Luke 22:37), all of whom have a bigger problem than the day-to-day sins they commit. They hate Christ, the God-man. Anyone who has a master other than the Lord Jesus hates him (Lk. 16:13; Gal. 4:8). That these two criminals loathed him is clearly manifested during the crucifixion: “And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way” (Matt. 27:44).
When the criminal who was converted was doing his worst against Christ, Christ was doing his best for this criminal.
The conversion of the one criminal was most extraordinary and testifies to the power of Christ’s prayer and the grace of God. Why?
This criminal’s faith did not come at a time such as when Christ turned water into wine; or performed miracles, such as walking on water, opening the eyes of a blind man, or raising Lazarus from the dead. No! The criminal believed on the Messiah while he was hanging as one cursed upon a tree. The criminal trusted in and boldly defended the one whose disciples had abandoned him. Jesus was at his lowest when this criminal asked to be remembered in Christ’s kingdom.
When he was on the cross, did anyone publicly cry out, as John the Baptist did, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (Jn. 1:29)? But this is essentially what the dying thief did. Little wonder, then, that Christ should promise him a place in his kingdom: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Lk. 23:43).
The criminal acknowledged he was guilty; he acknowledged that Christ was not (“this man has done nothing wrong”); he feared God; but, and here is the key: the criminal did not merely want to be in a better place. He wanted to be with Christ in a better place: “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Lk. 23:42). The criminal believed “against all hope”.
Heaven is a better place because that is where Christ is. Everyone wants to go to heaven, but not everyone wants to go to Christ’s heaven. Not so with this criminal: he saw, with his eyes, Christ at his worst; but with the eyes of faith, he believed that Christ would soon be at his best, and so put his faith in a dying king.
Christ is always – always! – willing to save even the most miserable of sinners. A recognition of guilt (Lk. 23:40) and a confidence in him and not ourselves (Lk. 23:42) will always lead to the most assuring truth a sinner can receive: the Savior welcomes such into his paradise!
“One is saved, and we may not despair; the other is lost, and we may not presume.” Spurgeon

Our Time is Short

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Who do you think that I am?

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

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The New Believer’s Guide is a series of articles designed to show you how to walk in the new life Christ has given you— a life of faith and freedom.

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The History of the Renewal Movement – Part 1

Watch Your Life and Doctrine Closely...

As promised, I’m tossing up my notes from the Last Days Bible Conference.  The audio from the conference (and possibly video: there were cameras there) isn’t up yet, and I am not sure when it will be.  There is audio up from my sermon at GraceLife Church in Calgary, and that audio can be downloaded here.  Apparently there will be video up sometime soon, and when the conference audio/video is up, I’ll certainly throw a post on here showing people where they can go to watch it.

I’m going to break my notes up into 2 sections, just to keep the post from becoming unbearably long.

Also, there are no references or footnotes in these notes.  It’s all documented, but in order to get this out I didn’t spend the dozen plus hours needed to go back through all my notes and find whatever specific quote or…

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The plot to kill our Lord was evil and made by evil men

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

1 When Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, 2 “ You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.”
3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas; 4 and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and kill Him. 5 But they were saying, “Not during the festival, otherwise a riot might occur among the people.” (Matthew 26:1-5 NASB)

This ministry is geared primarily around presenting God’s Truth from His Word succinctly and in context to all professing Christians. That would include both genuine Christians and those who are Christians in name only. The purpose in this is to present God’s Truth as THE TRUTH. All else is incomplete or false. Within God’s Truth…

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