Top News – 5/25/2015
At least three dead, 12 missing in US flooding
Washington – Rescuers searched Monday for at least 12 people missing in spectacular flash flooding in Texas and Oklahoma that also left at least three dead. The raging waters destroyed hundreds of homes and sent cars floating down streets, rolling and bobbing like giant toys.
Obama and the Royals: Human Rights Aren’t a Concern, When Oil is at Stake
The oil-rich Arab guests hailed from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain. These sheikhdoms — historically carved out of the Arabian desert by the British Empire — are among the most wealthy and the most repressive regimes in the world.
Joe Biden Says Bible Believing Christians Violate LGBT Rights By Simply Existing
And this is why old-fashioned preaching will soon be classified as a “hate crime”. Because Liberals can’t stand it. Biden is also saying that the rights of the Christian are inferior to the rights of the LGBT individual.
Saudi Arabia Places Army on High Alert Near Yemen Border
Saudi Arabia’s army formations at the border with Yemen have been placed on high alert, according to television channel Sky News Arabia. Artillery duels intensified at the Saudi-Yemeni border in recent days. Overnight, the Haradh border crossing between was destroyed by artillery fire.
Hamas Declares Jerusalem ‘Eternal Capital’ of Islamic World
Hamas has declared that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Islamic world,” the Saudi Arabia-backed Al-Resalah reported. It appears that Hamas is desperate for propaganda to shore up support from the poor Gaza Arabs who suffer under the regime.
The ATF Should Be Scrapped … Says Center For American Progress?
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, charged with enforcing the nation’s gun laws and regulating the firearms industry, has been so hobbled by high-profile operational failures, internal dysfunction and external limits on its authority that the agency should be eliminated and merged into the FBI, a new report concludes.
Two tremors struck Nepal today amid rehabilitation attempts
Two tremors today struck Nepal, keeping people on the edge as the country struggled to rehabilitate millions of people affected by a devastating earthquake one month ago that killed nearly 9,000 people. A 5.0-magnitude tremor was felt at 3.23 a.m with epicentre at Gorkha district. Another 4.1-magnitude earthquake hit western Nepal with epicentre at Dolakhan.
Church of England to consider ‘transgender baptism’ service
A “transgender baptism” service is to be considered by the Church of England for the first time. The idea is to bless into God’s family the new identities of Christians who have undergone gender transition. The proposal was welcomed by the Church’s most senior trans priest. Rev Rachel Mann, Rector of St Nicholas Burnage and a minor canon at Manchester Cathedral
Leading Islamic voice calls for reconquering Jerusalem
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on his countrymen to refocus on the Ottoman goal of re-conquering Jerusalem for Islam and uniting Shia and Sunni tribes for that same mission. In a speech that got almost no coverage in the Western media, Erdogan talked about invading and reconquering Jerusalem, according to an article in the Anadolu Agency of Turkey.
Quake Hits Tokyo Days After Japan OK’s Third Nuclear Restart
An earthquake shook buildings and halted train lines in Tokyo early Monday, days after Japan’s nuclear regulator green-lighted the restarting of atomic energy at a third plant. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6, was centered in Ibaraki prefecture just northeast of the country’s capital,
Blast in downtown Damascus kills Syria general: monitor
Beirut – A Syrian brigadier-general was killed in a blast that targeted his car in downtown Damascus on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The Britain-based group said “a brigadier general and approximately six people with him were killed in an explosion in the Adawi neighbourhood in the centre of the capital.”
Palestinian stabs two Israelis teens: police
Jerusalem – A Palestinian youth on Sunday stabbed and wounded two Israeli teenagers on their way to the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City during a Jewish festival, officials said.
New Orleans Cop Shot Dead in Cruiser
A New Orleans police officer was found shot dead in his marked patrol car this morning, city officials said. The shooting was reported around 7 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. The victim’s car rolled forward and struck a curb after the shooting.
Storms flood Plains, Midwest, killing 3, forcing evacuations
Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.
Three nations altered temperature data, and you can probably guess why
Let’s review the logic we are asked to accept from the we-must-act-now-on-global-warming crowd. They tell us that the science is undeniable in showing global warming is both man-made and running wild, and that only liberal policy ideas like carbon taxes and controls on industry can solve the problem.
ISIS Suggests It Can Smuggle a Nuke Into US Through Mexico
The Islamic State is using the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq to pose the “far-fetched” hypothetical of purchasing its first nuclear weapon from Pakistan within a year and getting it into the United States through the porous Southern border.
The Congressional Board of Exchange
We are living in a political world of the UniParty; it’s sort of like the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a historic commodity and – in these modern times – financial derivative exchange based in Chicago.
Obama’s Policies to Empower ISIS Exposed
For months, many Western observers have been closely following the minute-by-minute developments concerning the battle between Islamic State and coalition forces in the hopes that such data will help them discern what the future may hold.
Memorial Day 2015
We need to remind ourselves that Memorial Day is not just another three-day weekend or a day when all manner of sales are offered to those who want to go shopping. It is a day set aside to honor the ultimate sacrifice of those who have fought to defend our nation and take military action in foreign nations. We honor, too, those who suffered wounds and returned home.
Top Headlines – 5/25/2015
Where do people like me go now?
Joseph Farah asks where Christians can escape during ‘suicidal embrace of Islam’
As for me and my offspring – my children and grandchildren – where will we go when America completely loses connection with its Christian roots and heritage? What new world can we dream about as America’s new god of multiculturalism self-immolates in its suicidal embrace of Islam? Where will you go?
The Republicans Are Also at Their Worst
I can only sight the hand of Satan as the reason why the Republicans have become so ineffective; the ones on the side of truth typically want to be everyone’s friend. When you’re on a battlefield, there is no time for niceties. The enemy will uses every dirty tactic in the book to gain an advantage. Unless a new political movement comes along or there is something that shocks Republicans back to reality, I see our nation headed for total disaster.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
Pope Francis: Ecumenical Movement Is Taking Great Steps
The coming global religion is falling into place . . .
nitiatives–including the recent European Ecumenical Assemblies and the Charta Oecumenica, written in Strasbourg in 2001–are reasons “for great hope for surmounting the divisions, though in the awareness of the long way ahead towards the full and visible communion among all believers in Christ.”
Hillary Clinton Attacks Israel, Says They’re Conquerors Who “Deny Dignity”
Clinton recounts her time visiting the Middle East and being shocked at witnessing “life under occupation for Palestinians.” This seems to indicate that Clinton, a supposed raging liberal who lives, eat,s and breathes racial equality, has a bit of a bias against Israel.
According to Free Beacon, the former First Lady writes, “When we left the city and visited Jericho, in the West Bank, I got my first glimpse of life under occupation for Palestinians, who were denied the dignity and self-determination that Americans take for granted.”
Americans Greatly Overestimate Percent Gay, Lesbian in U.S.
The radical homosexual lobby has been successful in brainwashing Americans into believing that more than one in five Americans are gay or lesbian. Not even close. According to Gallup the latest estimate shows that 3.8% actually identify as LGBT. Take a look at the Gallup report: The American public estimates on average that 23% of Americans are […]
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ISIS Suggests It Can Smuggle A Nuke Into US Through Mexico
The Islamic State is using the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq to pose the “far-fetched” hypothetical of purchasing its first nuclear weapon from Pakistan within a year and getting it into the United States through the porous Southern border …………. Click here for full story
Nato Ally To Muslims: Reconquer Jerusalem
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on his countrymen to refocus on the Ottoman goal of re-conquering Jerusalem for Islam and uniting Shia and Sunni tribes for that same mission …………. Click here for full story
Christian Martyrs Of ISIS Having Worldwide Impact
A worldwide Christian organization says that the horrific executions of Christians by members of ISIS in Libya in February have sparked a surge in conversations between Christians and Muslims about faith ………… Click here for full story
Report: Common Core Lesson Plan Pushes Pro-Palestinian Agenda
A Massachusetts program for middle- and high-school students is coming under fire for its political bent and anti-Israel bias? ……….. Click here for full story
Church Of England To Consider ‘Transgender Baptism’ Service
A “transgender baptism” service is to be considered by the Church of England for the first time. The idea is to bless into God’s family the new identities of Christians who have undergone gender transition………… Click here for full story
Posted: 25 May 2015 08:53 AM PDT
BREAKING NEWS – One person was arrested Sunday evening after a bomb squad detonated a pressure cooker that was found in a vehicle near the U.S. Capitol building. U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider said in a statement that Israel Shimeles of Alexandria, Va. was arrested and charged with “operating after revocation”. She did not elaborate on the nature of the charge.
The incident began at around 5 p.m. local time, when Capitol police officers on patrol noticed a vehicle they deemed “suspicious” on a street that crosses the National Mall west of the Capitol between Constitution and Independence Avenues. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle contained a pressure cooker and detected an odor of gasoline. A bomb squad was called in and streets were temporarily closed off. The pressure cooker was detonated at approximately 7:45 p.m. The investigation was closed approximately 35 minutes later with nothing further found.
Senior security officials told Fox News that investigators initially believed that the pressure cooker “might be the real deal.” Pressure cookers have been used in several recent terror attacks, mostly notably the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured 260 others. FULL REPORT
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|Hundreds of dead fish found floating in a dam in Evora, Portugal
Posted: 25 May 2015 08:47 AM PDT
The GNR announced on Sunday they were investigating the causes of fish kills in Dam Divor in the municipality of Arraiolos, Évora, though not consider the alarming situation, nor the reservoir serves for public water supply. In statement released, the Territorial Command Évora GNR ensures that “so far,” environmental crime evidence were not found. ”
According to security forces, “many dead fish” have emerged since the beginning of April, the dam of the banks located in the little church parish in the municipality of Arraiolos, which have been collected by employees of the Association of Irrigators and Beneficiaries of Divor and the municipality. At a recent meeting between various entities, it was decided, according to the GNR, collecting water samples and some dead fish specimens for analysis. FULL REPORT
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|Economist: Government Preparing to Seize 401(k) Pensions
Posted: 25 May 2015 08:42 AM PDT
Economist Martin Armstrong warns that a Supreme Court ruling last week has set the stage for the federal government to begin seizing private pension funds. According to Armstrong, the outcome of Tibble v. Edison, which found that employers have a duty to protect their workers’ 401(k) plans from mutual funds that perform poorly, will grease the skids for the feds to seize private funds and prosecute companies who manage mutual funds badly.
“Between the court ruling and the Obama administration’s push for stronger fiduciary rules,” the developments send a, “strong message that government can much easier seize the pension fund management industry of course to “protect the consumer,” writes Armstrong, warning that the ruling, “sets the stage to JUSTIFY government seizure of private pension funds to protect pensioners,” when the economy gets “messy”. FULL REPORT
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|How to Respond to God’s Judgment
Posted: 25 May 2015 08:35 AM PDT
For each of the nine days of our Mayday! Mayday! Distress Call for Prayer, I will provide a prayer that will help us stay focused so that we can pray with one accord. I will also share each day a video segment from the Joel 1 and Joel 2 messages that I gave at The Prophecy Seminar at The Cove in March of this year.
Today, in preparation for Mayday! Mayday! I wanted to share a small portion of Joel Rosenberg’s concluding message at that same Prophecy Seminar. The morning after he and I had taught through the book of Joel, he gave a stirring message from Ezekiel 33 that emphasized the weight of responsibility we bear to respond to the Truth as it matches up with the times in which we live. MORE
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|Youth Are Leaving Churches That Do This
Posted: 25 May 2015 08:32 AM PDT
It’s not that young adults are leaving churches, it’s that they’re abandoning denominations that are forsaking the authority of God’s Word, George O. Wood says. “We (AG USA) have 3.1 million young people in the USA and 34 percent of them are under the age of 25,” The Assemblies of God overseer said at Empowered 21. “…
The young people that are moving away from traditional religious structures in the U.S. typically belong to churches which have abandoned a belief in the authority of Scripture and the uniqueness and centrality, and exclusiveness of Jesus Christ.” His comments reflect the same research that says the Presbyterian Church USA is dying on the vine after coming out in full support of gay marriage. According to Barna research, a quarter of 18-to-29-year-olds are practicing Christians. The migration of young adults away from the church is only a glimmer into how Christianity is on the decline nationally. However, young adults are seeking authenticity in their churches, and those that produce it reap the fruits. FULL REPORT
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|New Zealand hit by biggest storm on Earth
Posted: 25 May 2015 08:25 AM PDT
A storm blasting Antarctic weather over New Zealand is currently the biggest storm on earth according to WeatherWatch. The low stretches from just south of Fiji to Antarctica’s ice shelf, but only 20 per cent of the storm is affecting New Zealand.WeatherWatch.co.nz said the forecast air pressure at its centre over the next 24 hours would be greater than that of Hurricane Katrina when it made landfall in 2005.
Weather expert Philip Duncan said, “It’s fairly normal to get a cold snap in late May. We’re less than a week away from winter, it’s not surprising to get a blast like this.” But he said the low’s strength was surprising. “The depth of this storm south of New Zealand is up there with some of the biggest hurricanes we’ve seen. It’s a really big storm.” However, WeatherWatch.co.nz said only the storm’s edges were affecting New Zealand – its centre lay around 1000 to 1500kms to our south east. FULL REPORT
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|Strong Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake shakes buildings in Tokyo, Japan
Posted: 25 May 2015 06:19 AM PDT
A strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo on Monday, setting off alarms and temporarily bringing the city’s subway system to halt, AFP reporters in the Japanese capital said. Scientists said there was no risk of a tsunami from the quake, which had a magnitude of 5.3, according to the US Geological Survey. The Japan Meteorological Agency earlier put it at 5.6. Both runways at Narita Airport, the main international gateway to Tokyo, were temporarily closed so staff could check for any damage. Neither was affected.
Alarms on mobile phones and in buildings sounded as the quake developed with a series of vertical bounces, as well as a side-to-side shaking. The quake struck at a relatively shallow 35 kilometres (22 miles), the USGS said, putting its epicentre just 34 kilometres north of the heaving metropolis of Tokyo, one of the most densely populated areas in the world. FULL REPORT
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|Record rainfall causes flooding and chaos in Texas and Oklahoma
Posted: 24 May 2015 08:16 PM PDT
Record rainfall and flash floods wreaked havoc across a swath of the US midwest on Sunday, killing two people, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee. About 350 homes in the town of Wimberley were washed away by flash floods along the Blanco river, which rose 26ft in just one hour and left piles of wreckage 20ft high, Texas authorities said.
“We do have whole streets with maybe one or two houses left on them and the rest are just slabs,” Hays county emergency management coordinator Kharley Smith said, describing the town of Wimberley, about 40 miles southwest of Austin, where several people were missing. “It looks pretty bad out there,” she said.Tornados struck, severely damaging an apartment complex in Houston, Texas, and a firefighter in Oklahoma was swept to his death while trying to rescue 10 people in high water. FULL REPORT
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|Largest Christian Pentecost Celebration In Israel’s Modern History
Posted: 24 May 2015 08:11 PM PDT
At the 11,600-seater Jerusalem Pais Arena in Israel Monday morning, workers here were busy trying to get the brand new 40,000-square-meter facility ready for what could be the largest Christian Pentecost Sunday celebration in the Jewish nation’s modern history. The workers, wary of publicly discussing the event at the venue out of concern for their jobs, would only say there has been a buzz about it in the last few days. They know “the Christians are coming.” The celebration being organized by the Empowered21 Global Congress, will happen May 20-25 and feature some of the most well-known Spirit-empowered leaders from around the globe such as Teen Mania Ministries president and founder, Ron Luce; Samuel Rodriguez Jr., president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel.
Jeremy Burton, executive director for university relations and communications at Oral Roberts University, explained during a tour through the city Monday that they won’t have specific numbers on how many Spirit-empowered Christians that will show up for the gathering until the weekend, but says participants are expected to show up from multiple countries around the world. Oral Roberts University President, William M. Wilson, who also serves as president and co-chair of Empowered21, said the gathering will be a landmark one for the movement. FULL REPORT
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|“New York’s One World Building Is An End Times Illuminati Masterpiece”
Posted: 24 May 2015 08:03 PM PDT
1776 IS THE YEAR THAT AMERICA DECLARED THEIR INDEPENDENCE, BUT IT IS ALSO THE YEAR THAT THE ILLUMINATI WAS FOUNDED, AND THE ILLUMINATI CAME FIRST.
“For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.” Revelation 17:17
How well I remember the crystal-clear, cornflower blue sky on the morning of September 11, 2001. It was a perfect day, until the towers fell at the hand of Muslim terrorists. Out of the rubble, slowly arose a defiant new structure called the Freedom Tower, and it was being built to stand at exactly 1,176 feet from stem to stern. Patriots cheered and America got back to business. Then, very quietly, things started to change.
Freedom Tower was out. The new name became the One World building.On March 27, 2009 NBC News reported that “the agency that owns the site says that the signature 1,776-foot skyscraper replacing the towers destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, will be known as One World Trade Center. The change came after board members voted to sign a 21-year lease deal with Vantone, a Chinese real estate giant, which will become the first commercial tenant at Ground Zero. The negotiations with Vantone, which is closely affiliated with the Chinese Communist government, had nothing to do with the name change” FULL REPORT
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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?
Remember the thief.
It can be a difficult situation if someone you are witnessing to asks about the fate of a loved one who died and was not a Christian. Simply say, “Only God knows the eternal destiny of the person, and the Scriptures assure us that He will do what is right. So we can take consolation from that.” Some may be tempted to say that the loved one went to hell, but the truth is that we don’t know what happened minutes before their death. Remember the thief on the cross.
Our Time is Short
Ready to start your new life with God?
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.
Consider what the Bible says about Him: Read more
Look to Jesus
Have you ever felt a little lost and wished there was a quick-start guide to your relationship with God? This is it!
30 Day Next Steps
John Beckett, a leading Christian businessman, has written a series to read over 30 days for new believers.
New Believers Guide
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.
Jesus is the Savior of the world. Discover who Jesus is today in this series.
Know Jesus Christ and your life will be transformed
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