July 9, 2015 Truth2Freedom Daily News/Commentary Collection

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Jul. 9, 2015

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There are now 17 announced, or soon-to-be-announced, Republican candidates for president. And to the degree that they’re serious about winning the White House (an open question in some cases) they’re all trying to accomplish contradictory, if not mutually exclusive things: They have to sell themselves to the passionately partisan voters and caucus-goers in the early primary states (Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada), while simultaneously making the all-important case that they would be the strongest candidate to defeat Hillary Clinton, before a very different electorate than that of the GOP primaries, in November 2016.

The U.S. House passed its version of a reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind education law after Republican leaders shifted strategy to allow votes on amendments sought by conservatives.

The South Carolina House voted early Thursday to remove the Confederate flag from the state’s capitol grounds, the Associated Press reported.

A Republican-led House committee subpoenaed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday for documents relating to his department’s review of the Keystone XL pipeline.

U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, the chief Republican vote-counter in the House, has signed-on as a co-sponsor of legislation described as an effort to protect people opposed to gay marriage from being penalized by the government.

In 2009, the contest’s first year, it drew 30 shooters. In June there were 5,134, more than 20,000 spectators and sponsors including Benelli Armi SpA and SKB Shotguns. Trap shooting is the fastest-growing sport in Minnesota high schools, and was recently introduced in neighboring Wisconsin and North Dakota. While it may make anti-gun activists uneasy, it’s a boon for manufacturers and retailers that have stoked its growth.

There’s no indication so far that a cyberattack caused the computer malfunction at the New York Stock Exchange, President Barack Obama’s spokesman said.

United Airlines is resuming flights after a computer fault halted all U.S. departures for about two hours, disrupting travel for thousands of passengers in the second such setback since early June.

The IMF cut its forecast for global growth this year, citing a weaker first quarter in the U.S. and warning that financial-market turbulence from China to Greece clouds the outlook.

Consumer confidence in the U.S. eased last week from its highest level since the end of April, reflecting subdued views of the economy and buying climate.

More Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, representing a pause in the pace of labor-market improvement. Jobless claims climbed by 15,000 to 297,000 in the week ended July 4.

AP Top Stories

Fanatical and disciplined, the unit of Islamic State group fighters infiltrated the Syrian border town of Kobani and unleashed mayhem, battling Kurdish forces. In the end, the militants were all killed, but not before they had accomplished their mission of spreading fear by slaughtering more than 230 civilians, nearly half of them children.

A legal decision in Oklahoma to bar a Ten Commandments monument from its statehouse has a group of Satanists seeking a new home for a huge horned-goat statue of Satan.

Young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has executed 70 officials since taking power in late 2011 in a “reign of terror” that far exceeds the bloodshed of his dictator father’s early rule, South Korean officials said Thursday.

The Afghan intelligence agency on Thursday said a third top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the

American Express unveiled an online checkout system Thursday that lets customers use their account passwords to order clothes, flowers and concert tickets from a roster of retailers. Shoppers don’t need their cards: It automatically fills in payment information all the way down to the billing address so they can click “complete order” faster. The biggest credit-card issuer by purchases is following MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc. in offering a so-called online wallet.

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Heroin use in the US has surged in the past decade as experts say people using opioid painkillers are increasingly turning to heroin as a cheaper high. The number of heroin users rose by 63% between 2002 and 2013.

Pope Francis is visiting Bolivia, on his tour of Latin America’s three poorest countries.

Australian house prices are 30% undervalued compared with the cost of renting.

At least 22 people have died in clashes between Arab and Berber communities around the Algerian oasis city of Ghardaia, the state news agency said.

Mainland Chinese shares rebounded on Thursday after regulators took further steps to try to calm the stock market. The Shanghai Composite index reversed earlier losses to close up 5.76%, its biggest percentage gain since 2009. A move to ban big investors from selling stocks may have helped to support the market, analysts said.

Police in the southern Indian state of Kerala have arrested the mother and stepfather of a teenage girl for allegedly forcing her into the sex trade for two years.

More than four million Syrians – a sixth of the population – have fled abroad to escape the conflict in their country, the United Nations has said.

WND

While the White House says there is “no indication” of malicious intent regarding the technical issues that shut down the New York Stock Exchange, an Egyptian official told WND his country had information indicating the exchange was hit by a cyberattack.

The White House has announced the revival of a proposal that almost put an end to passage of Obamacare – the widely criticized “death panels” that press physicians to have talks with their patients about end times, and to advise accordingly.


Top News – 7/9/2015

Israel says 2 of its citizens are being held in Gaza
. View gallery . . JERUSALEM — Two Israeli citizens are being held in the Gaza Strip, at least one of them by the Palestinian militant Hamas group, Israeli authorities said Thursday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he held Hamas responsible for the men’s well-being.

Support for a Young Earth? Scientists Baffled by Preserved Dinosaur Blood Cells
The discovery of well-preserved blood and proteins in a supposedly 75-million-year-old dinosaur fossil has stumped secular scientists and led one Christian apologist to herald the findings as evidence of a young Earth.

Linfa Batters Southeast China With Flooding and Wind
Tropical Storm Linfa made landfall in southeast China on Thursday as a severe tropical storm. Linfa will continue to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the region, including Hong Kong and Guangzhou into Friday.

After Gay Marriage Decision: Surprise Blood Moon Displays in Sky Only Over America
On June 30, 2015, a surprise blood moon appeared in the sky, that was only seen in the United States. According to the National Weather Service, large wildfires in Canada have been burning. Due to extremely high winds, smoke from these fires have traveled into the United States. This ironically occurred right after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize homosexual marriage nationally.

10 Very Strange Things That Have Happened In Just The Past Few Weeks
Have you noticed that events have begun to accelerate? Over the past few weeks, things have officially started to get very weird. Chinese stocks are crashing, the Greek debt crisis is spiraling out of control, the New York Stock Exchange was down for about four hours on Wednesday thanks to a “technical glitch”, and global politicians have been acting very strangely. After several years of relative calm, could it be possible that the second half of 2015 will usher in a time of chaos and confusion on a worldwide scale?

Italians shoot powerful tornado near Venice from their car
A powerful tornado ripped through the Mira community in northeastern Italy, a couple of miles west of Venice, near the Adriatic Sea. Unaccustomed to the phenomenon, the Italians were shocked, disconcerted and alarmed by the event.

Judge orders Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security chief, others to court
A federal judge in Texas has threatened to hold Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top immigration enforcement officials in contempt of court for not fixing problems that led to work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama’s executive immigration action after the judge had put the plan on hold. The Justice Department had said about 2,000 individuals had been sent three-year work authorizations after U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, temporarily blocked the immigration action on Feb. 16.

Activity at Sabancaya increases in Arequipa
The Geophysical Institute of Peru reports that in the period of July 1 to July 6, the volcano has registered an average of 13 events per day. And it has reached a peak of energy of 601 MJ as observed on July 2.

China to gamble on Greece to ‘seize’ European market: Russian experts
Cheng expressed optimism that the Greek debt crisis would be “appriopriately resolved” and that the Greek economy would recover with the hard work of all parties involved, noting that whatever happens will have an “important impact” on not just Greece and its people but the entire world.

CO-ROTATING INTERACTION REGION
NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on July 10th when a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) is expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field. CIRs are transition zones between fast- and slow-moving solar wind streams.

China and Russia may assist Greece through BRICS
China and Russia could use this week’s BRICS summit and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) conference to formulate a BRICS-based rescue plan to tackle the Greece debt crisis, writes Duowei News, a US-based Chinese political news outlet.

Obama administration revives plan once criticized as ‘death panels’
Six years after end-of-life planning nearly derailed development of the Affordable Care Act amid charges of “death panels,” the Obama administration has revived a proposal to reimburse physicians for talking with their Medicare patients about how patients want to be cared for as they near death.

End of US oversight role ‘strengthens’ Internet
The US government’s stepping away from a key oversight role of the Internet will strengthen its governance and ease political pressures, the top Internet administrator said Wednesday. Fadi Chehade, president of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), said the end of the US role is now set for mid-2016…to allow time for input from the Internet community and review by the US government and Congress.

U.S. Offers Billions in Arms to Ease Mideast’s Iran Anxiety
An agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program could create a bonanza for U.S. defense contractors…as the Obama administration…by cutting deals for more than $6 billion in military hardware. The details of a potential deal being negotiated between Iran and six world powers — China, France, Germany, Russia, the U.K. and U.S. — would determine what steps the U.S. takes to help its allies.

Greece debt crisis: Deadline day for new proposals
Greece has until the end of Thursday to present new proposals to secure a third bailout from creditors and prevent a possible exit from the eurozone. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the “next hours will be crucial”. The new proposals will be studied by eurozone finance ministers on Saturday and a full EU summit on Sunday.

China stock market surges in volatile session
Mainland Chinese shares rebounded on Thursday after regulators took further steps to try to calm the stock market. The Shanghai Composite index reversed earlier losses to close up 5.76%, its biggest percentage gain since 2009. A move to ban big investors from selling stocks may have helped to support the market, analysts said.

Tehran’s anti-Israel Quds day falls on date of new Iran deadline
Regardless of whether the world powers and Iran sign a nuclear deal by the new Friday deadline, chants of “Death to Israel” are expected to reverberate throughout Iran that day as it happens to fall on the anti-Israel Quds day. Quds day – initiated in 1979 by the Islamic Republic’s founder Ayatollah Khomeini – is an annual event of fiery anti-Israel protests in Iran on the last Friday of Ramadan that attracts tens of thousands of people.

‘Never threaten an Iranian’: nuclear talks get feisty
A top-level meeting at the Iran nuclear talks this week was a stormy affair, Iranian media reported Wednesday, with the country’s foreign minister warning: “Never threaten an Iranian.”

40 QUESTIONS FOR CHRISTIANS NOW WAVING RAINBOW FLAGS
For evangelicals who lament last Friday’s Supreme Court decision, it’s been a hard few days. We aren’t asking for emotional pity, nor do I suspect many people are eager to give us any. Our pain is not sacred. Making legal and theological decisions based on what makes people feel better is part of what got us into this mess in the first place. Nevertheless, it still hurts.

Greece seeks new EU loan deal in race to avert collapse
A race to save Greece from bankruptcy and keep it in the euro gathered pace on Wednesday when Athens formally applied for a three-year loan and European authorities launched an accelerated review of the request.

Iran ‘Shouts Hatred’ for Israel, Backs Palestinian Terror
VIENNA—Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the entire country to “shout its hatred for the Zionists” and back Palestinian efforts to seize territory from Israel, according to comments made Wednesday in celebration of Quds Day, which marks the last Friday in Ramadan and has historically been used to tout Palestinian violence against the Jewish state.

Establishing an IDF Cyber Command
On June 15, 2015, the IDF Spokesperson announced that in light of the substantial challenges facing the IDF in the cyber realm, the Chief of Staff decided to establish a cyber command to lead the operational activities in this emerging field. The cyber command will be established within two years, in the first stage both within the Military Intelligence Directorate (DMI) and the C4I Telecommunications Directorate of the IDF.

Murdered by the Left: Time for a campaign against “sanctuary” cities
On Monday, illegal alien Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a 45-year-old repeat drug offender who had been deported five times, was charged with killing Kathryn Steinle, 32, at Pier 14 in the “sanctuary city” of San Francisco. The details surrounding this case are a testament to the multi-layered bankruptcy of progressive ideology.

The Media vs. Trump’s Patriotic Appeal
Donald Trump may be the most politically incorrect candidate on the Republican side. He openly mocks the news media and addresses the problem of illegal immigration. But even more importantly, he attacks the trade policies that benefit our enemies and adversaries. By doing so, he challenges what radio talk show host Jeffrey T. Kuhner calls the bipartisan “ruling establishment,” whose dominance “is based on the complicity of the mainstream media.”


Top Headlines – 7/9/2015

France not backing away from plans to submit UN resolution on two-states

Hamas announces 2 new missile systems dedicated to commanders killed in Gaza war

Hamas Displays New Missiles at Gaza Rally

IDF officer: Hamas is deterred and unable to rebuild tunnels

One year on: IDF releases classified recordings from Gaza war

Hamas leader: Israel negotiating to get back soldiers’ bodies

Hamas: ‘We won’t return soldiers’ bodies until prisoners from Schalit deal released’

2 Israeli Citizens Held in Gaza

The Troubling Question in the French Jewish Community: Is It Time to Leave?

US mayors call on European counterparts to condemn anti-Semitism

Boycott Call: Lufthansa Omits Israel from ‘Free Baggage’ List

Knesset speaker to Zuckerberg: Keep incitement off Facebook

Father enlists 4 kids to unearth ‘treasure’ from Second Temple period protected by ‘demon’

Iran: We will not show flexibility regarding our red lines

Is Iran seeking to foment chaos in Jordan?

US House of Representatives passes US-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act

Tehran’s anti-Israel Quds day falls on date of new Iran deadline

Iran ‘Shouts Hatred’ for Israel, Backs Palestinian Terror

‘Never threaten an Iranian’: nuclear talks get feisty

US team negotiating with Iran ‘insulted’ by accusations of politics

Obama Thinks Chances of Deal with Iran Are ‘Less Than 50-50’

Expecting an Iran deal, White House and Congress prepare to do battle

Saudi Arabia Casts Wary Eye on Iran Deal

Syria ratifies billion dollar credit line from Iran

Suspected US drone kills Islamic State figure in Syria – monitor

Syria’s neighbors now host four million of its refugees, U.N. says

‘Only about 50 Jews left in Syria’s main cities’

ISIS Crucifies Dozens for Breaking Ramadan Fast

24 suspected Islamic State militants sentenced to death for Tikrit massacre

FBI chief: Radicalization of Americans by ISIS is a top concern for the agency

FBI chief warns encryption makes Islamic State attacks more likely

US Army Warns of Defeat With New Cutbacks

Yemen critically short of food, fuel imports as war cuts supply lines

At least 18 killed in Algerian ethnic clashes

Tunisia ramps up security in face of further terror attacks

Seoul: North Korean Leader Has So Far Executed 70 Officials

Obama, Vietnam leader discuss South China Sea in landmark meeting

Russia may ban Soros charity in NGO crackdown

Pope wraps Ecuador leg of South America trip after calling for new ecological, economic order

U.S, UK, China economies weakening further, OECD says

Fear China’s stock-market earthquake

China stocks hammered as market crash continues

Stock bubble in China is bursting: Stephen Roach

Over 20% of listed China stocks now in trading halt

China Bans Stock Sales by Major Shareholders for Six Months

China’s retail investors give up hope as exodus intensifies

If China loses control, look out oil: Dan Yergin

China stock market surges in volatile session

The really worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece

The Fed is Worried About Greece and China Even if the White House Isn’t

Greek banks will not open this week: State TV

Greece seeks new EU loan deal in race to avert collapse

Greece Submits New Loan Request as Tsipras Takes Defiant Stance

Merkel faces party revolt over aid for Athens

Flood of Londoners take to boats to escape rising housing costs

Glitch halts trading on NYSE; other exchanges unaffected

NY Stock Exchange trading resumes after 3-hour outage

Dow ends down 261 as NYSE shutdown stuns markets

Apple investors see $69B vanish

White House says no indication of malicious actors in NYSE problems

Report: Software update may have triggered NYSE trading halt

Technical glitch disrupts United flights nationwide

Wall Street Journal hit with tech woes too

NYSE, United, WSJ.com outages expose digital vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity Stocks Surged on the Back of the Big NYSE Trading Halt

China’s new cybersecurity law sparks censorship concerns

Researchers: Computers May One Day Perceive Reality Just Like Humans

Wisconsin State Capitol Building Briefly Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

House moves to ban Confederate flag in federal cemeteries

South Carolina House approves removal of Confederate flag

Illegal Immigrants Accounted for Nearly 37 Percent of Federal Sentences in FY 2014

Starnes: Illegal Accused of Killing 18-Year-Old, Burning 3-Year-Old Alive

Mysterious streaking light seen on Mexican volcano webcam

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 25,000ft

Raung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 17,000ft

Volcano ash grounds Bali flights

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Ndoi Island, Fiji

Millions of acres burn as Alaska sweats one very hot summer

Rare parasite threat grows with third Minnesota case

Study: New Strain Of Polio-Like Virus Leading To Paralysis In Children

People are now getting themselves branded because tattoos weren’t permanent enough

Wheaton College May Have to ‘Outsource Sin’

First Tampon For Transgender Women To Hit Shelves Next Month

Gay Teacher Promotes Homosexuality to Little 3rd Graders, Says He Didn’t Care What Parents Thought

Hillsong New York pastor Carl Lentz: ‘We have a lot of gay men and women in our church and I pray we always do’

The Only Priesthood That Is Recognized By Almighty GOD!

T.B. Joshua organization to be prosecuted for criminal negligence over building collapse

Christian Colleges Falling Deeper into Apostasy As They Cave in to Supreme Court Ruling

Will Thor join the Army? US Armed Forces Pressured to Accept ‘Heathen’ as Valid Religion


Daily Digest

July 9, 2015   

THE FOUNDATION

“No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value, or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty than that on which the objection is founded. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” —James Madison, Federalist No. 47, 1788

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Political Winds Shift Against Obama’s Immigration Policies

The death of Kathryn Steinle has galvanized the political opposition to Barack Obama’s non-enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. Congressional Republicans are heavily criticizing the Obama administration’s tolerance of sanctuary cities that protect illegal aliens from deportation. In going after these “safe” havens, GOP lawmakers are going after the culture in the upper levels of the administration. In March, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldana was asked in congressional testimony if she would support a law requiring local governments to cooperate with ICE. “Thank you — amen,” was her reply. But she must have received a call from the White House, because the next day ICE released a statement “clarifying” her remarks to say she supported sanctuary cities.

Meanwhile, in the suit against the federal government over Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Judge Andrew Hanen ordered Obama’s bureaucrats to court Aug. 19. He wrote, “Each individual Defendant must attend and be prepared to show why he or she should not be held in contempt of Court. … The Government has conceded that it has directly violated this Court’s Order in its May 7, 2015 Advisory, yet, as of today, two months have passed since the Advisory and it has not remediated its own violative behavior.” Say, here’s a novel idea: What if there were sanctuary cities from the federal government?

Hillary: Check Your Subpoena Folder

In her first interview on national television news since she announced her candidacy, Hillary Clinton told CNN Tuesday, “I think it’s kind of fun” that she’s releasing 50,000 pages of her emails. When interviewer Brianna Keilar pressed Clinton about Congress’ subpoena of her emails, Clinton responded by attacking the reporter and catching herself before she gave us a really juicy quote: “You’re starting with so many assumptions that are — I’ve never had a subpoena. There is no — Again, let’s take a deep breath here. Everything I did was permitted by law and regulation” There are two lies right there. In response to the interview, Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy wrote, “[S]he was personally subpoenaed the moment the Benghazi Committee became aware of her exclusive use of personal email and a server, and that the State department was not the custodian of her official record. For more than two years, Clinton never availed herself of the opportunity, even in response to a direct congressional inquiry, to inform the public of her unusual email arrangement designed to evade public transparency.” Either Clinton doesn’t care when she’s caught in a lie, or her web of lies have become so complex that she can’t keep her story straight anymore.

Racist Republicans Hate Children

“GOP has knives out for school lunch rules,” headlines The Hill. “First lady Michelle Obama’s signature school lunch regulations are … a pillar of the first lady’s initiative to curb childhood obesity in the United States,” The Hill informs us. And who could be against healthy kids? Or the first lady? Evil Republicans, that’s who. Never mind that top-down regulation virtually never works, or that kids universally hate the new lunches to the point that schools are dropping them and/or demanding changes. The bottom line is that the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) expires on Sept. 30, and Republicans are holding hearings to determine if it’s worth more than the $3 billion already spent to dump unwanted food in the trash. In 2014, Michelle lectured, “The last thing that we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health.” But playing politics is the name of the game. The first lady — an honorary and not official position, by the way — can’t federalize school lunches and then insist it’s not political.

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Read A ‘Gay Parody’ of Marine Sacrifice, on how two pictures side by side speak a million words about “gay culture.”

FEATURED RIGHT ANALYSIS

Welcome to Mr. Obama’s Neighborhood

By Allyne Caan

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Having spent years perfecting the art of inciting race warfare, Barack Obama and his administration released new housing rules that will define, qualify and categorize every community across the country by race, with the aim of forcing every neighborhood to comply with government race quotas.

It sounds ominous because it is. But it’s hardly surprising from the narcissist who pledged to “fundamentally transform” America.

Under the new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule (AFFH), announced by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro this week, the federal government will amass and centralize nationwide public data on communities, including “patterns of integration and segregation, racially and ethically concentrated areas of poverty, disproportionate housing needs, and disparities in access to opportunity.” Big Brother doesn’t just want to look over your shoulder; he wants to move into your home.

HUD claims the rule will “equip communities that receive HUD funding with the data and tools that will help them to meet long-standing fair housing obligations.” In truth, however, AFFH is a stealth move to socially engineer every street in America and to force compliance with what Obama thinks communities should look like — namely, more “affordable” housing in affluent neighborhoods.

But as political analyst Marc Thiessen noted, “[W]e believe in diversifying communities, too, as conservatives. The way you do that is through economic opportunity. … It’s not by building more affordable housing in the affluent communities. It’s by helping more Americans afford housing in affluent communities. And right now the problem is that people at the bottom of the Obama economy can’t get ahead.”

Still, Washington wants to take over local zoning authority to impose racial quotas on communities. And as Ethics and Public Policy Center Senior Fellow Stanley Kurtz warns, “Once HUD gets its hooks into a municipality, no policy area is safe. Zoning, transportation, education, all of it risks slipping into the control of the federal government and the new, unelected regional bodies the feds will empower.”

Nevertheless, Liberty aside, The Washington Post’s Emily Badger heralded the new rules as a way to “repair the [Fair Housing Act’s] unfulfilled promise and promote the kind of racially integrated neighborhoods that have long eluded deeply segregated cities like Chicago and Baltimore.” Funny she mentions those particular cities. While she points to Chicago’s “decades” of segregation as evidence that AFFH is needed, Badger fails to note those same decades were spent under solely Democrat leadership. Similarly, Baltimore has been led by the Left since Lyndon Johnson was president. Coincidence? We think not.

Also not coincidental is the way the government and media have remained largely mum on what the administration’s real plan is. Kurtz notes, “Obama has downplayed his policy goals in this area and delayed the finalization of AFFH for years, because he understands how politically explosive this rule is. Once the true implications of AFFH are understood, Americans will rebel.”

And rebel they should. As if Washington putting on a lab coat and stethoscope weren’t bad enough, now Obama wants to become zoning authority, landlord, realtor and public transportation chief combined. He’s is leaving no racist rock unturned in his quest to undermine Liberty.

Making matters worse, the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Texas Fair Housing case — in which a liberal majority said groups claiming housing discrimination no longer need to prove their case on the merits but only to claim “intent” to discriminate — means the real implications of AFFH will be a racially charged free-for all, with no gray areas and everything defined in black and white (pun intended).

Forget Martin Luther King’s noble notion of judging people by the content of their character. Obama wants to judge entire neighborhoods by the speciously calculated color of their skin. This is not the way of Liberty or of opportunity; it’s another giant leap down the road to statism, and it has no place in a nation that promises equal opportunity, not equal results, for all.

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Victor Davis Hanson: “Barbarians at the gate usually don’t bring down once-successful civilizations. Nor does climate change. Even mass epidemics like the plague that decimated sixth-century Byzantium do not necessarily destroy a culture. Far more dangerous are institutionalized corruption, a lack of transparency and creeping neglect of existing laws. … Mexico is a much naturally richer country than Greece. It is blessed with oil, precious minerals, fertile soils, long coastlines and warm weather. Hundreds of thousands of Mexican citizens should not be voting with their feet to reject their homeland for the U.S. But Mexico also continues to be a mess because police expect bribes, property rights are iffy, and government works only for those who pay kickbacks. The result is that only north, not south, of the U.S.-Mexico border can people expect upward mobility, clean water, adequate public safety and reliable power. In much of the Middle East and Africa, tribalism and bribery, not meritocracy, determine who gets hired and fired, wins or loses a contract, or receives or goes without public services. Americans, too, should worry about these age-old symptoms of internal decay. … Ultimately, no nation can continue to thrive if its government refuses to enforce its own laws.”

SHORT CUTS

Insight: “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” —Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Politically correct national security: “Here in the United States we have seen all kinds of homegrown terrorism, and tragically, recent history reminds us how even a single individual motivated by a hateful ideology with access to dangerous weapons can inflict horrendous harm on Americans. So our efforts to counter violent extremism must not target any one community because of their faith or background.” —Barack Obama on the Islamic State (So he’ll just target Christians who oppose same-sex marriage.)

Braying Jenny: “When people diss the government, we’re really dissing ourselves and dissing our democracy.” —Hillary Clinton

The BIG Lie: “I didn’t have to turn over anything. I chose to turn over 55,000 pages because I wanted to go above and beyond what was expected of me because I knew the vast majority of everything that was official already was in the State Department system. And now I think it’s kind of fun. People get a real-time behind-the-scenes look at what I was emailing about, and what I was communicating about.” —Hillary Clinton

Race bait: “As a nation — I don’t think as a president — but as a nation, we have got to apologize for slavery.” —Bernie Sanders

And last… “A Mexican national shot a 32-year-old woman in San Francisco. It’s a gun free zone and a sanctuary city. I know — let’s focus on banning the Mexican flag.” —Twitter satirist @weknowwhatsbest

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10 Very Strange Things That Have Happened In Just The Past Few Weeks

10 SignHave you noticed that events have begun to accelerate?  Over the past few weeks, things have officially started to get very weird.  Chinese stocks are crashing, the Greek debt crisis is spiraling out of control, the New York Stock Exchange was down for about four hours on Wednesday thanks to a “technical glitch”, and global politicians have been acting very strangely.  After several years of relative calm, could it be possible that the second half of 2015 will usher in a time of chaos and confusion on a worldwide scale?  Personally, I have never been more concerned about a period of time as I am about the last six months of 2015.  And if I am right, what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg.  The following are 10 very strange things that have happened in just the past few weeks… (Read More…)


What In The World Just Happened To The New York Stock Exchange?

New York Stock Exchange - Public DomainDo you believe that the New York Stock Exchange shut down because of a “technical glitch” on Wednesday?  At 11:32 AM on Wednesday morning, trading on the New York Stock Exchange was halted due to “internal technical issues”, and it did not resume until 3:10 PM.  Officials insist that there is no evidence that a cyberattack caused the technical problems even though hactivists had hinted that something may happen the night before.  Adding to the suspicion is the fact that United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal also experienced very serious “technical glitches” on Wednesday.  Others found it very curious that trading on the NYSE was halted just after Chinese stocks had absolutely plummeted the night before.  In fact, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index experienced the largest one day decline that we have witnessed since November 2008.  So is there more going on here than meets the eye? (Read More….)


Financial Times: Chinese indices are removed from reality

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You want to know why Chinese stocks bounced today? The Chinese government outlawed the selling of stocks for many people and just stopped trading for over half of listings.

That my friends is crony craziness on a massive scale. A Chinese scale.

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IDF Readies Iran Strike Team Should Nuclear Talks Fail

A self-imposed deadline has come and gone without a nuclear deal, but Israel is not waiting around to see how the US and five other countries secure the world from the threat of Iran. Instead, Walla! reported, the Israel Defense Force has appointed a special team to plan for a potential strike at the Islamic Republic’s nuclear targets if needed.

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Map Reveals Vast Network of ‘Sanctuaries’ for Dangerous Illegal Aliens

Days after Mexican illegal alien Francisco Sanchez confessed to murdering Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, the Center for Immigration studies published a highly-detailed map revealing the counties, cities, and even entire states where officials defy U.S. immigration law.

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Iran President Hassan Rouhani Announces Support For Palestinians To ‘Seize The Land’ From Israel

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the entire country to “shout its hatred for the Zionists” and back Palestinian efforts to seize territory from Israel, according to comments made Wednesday in celebration of Quds Day, which marks the last Friday in Ramadan and has historically been used to tout Palestinian violence against the Jewish state.

“Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.” Psalms 129:5 (KJV)

As Iranian and Western negotiators in Vienna meet around the clock in a bid to strike a final nuclear accord, the Iranian president expressed his support for the Palestinian cause and urged the Islamic Republic to unite in its hatred of Israel.

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“People will tell the world on the Quds Day that the Muslim nations will never forget Palestine and occupation of this territory,” Rouhani was quoted as saying on state-run television by the Fars News Agency.

Rouhani went on to state “that the Iranian nation will shout its hatred for the Zionists on the Quds Day,” according to Fars’ report.

“The Islamic Ummah will actually shout the call of unity on the Quds Day,” the leader added. Iran’s Foreign Ministry—the head of which is currently in Vienna leading efforts to strike a nuclear deal—also released a statement explaining the need to confront “the Zionists.”

“Reaching this goal” of retaking Jerusalem from the Israelis “needs confronting the Zionist regime’s aggression and expansionism and empowerment of Palestinians to resist against such measures, since resistance is the only way to restore their rights and free the Palestinian territories and the Holy Quds,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in its statement.

“Based on the guidelines of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei) the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that peace and tranquility will not be established in the Middle-East region but by full restoration of the oppressed Palestinian people’s rights, and the Palestinian nation will continue its legitimate and legal fight to restore its rights,” the statement added.

In related remarks, the General Staff of the Iran’s Armed Forces vowed to continue backing terror organizations and remain aggressive in fighting Israel. “The Iranian nation will remain in the frontline of support for the Islamic resistance and freedom of Quds [also known as Jerusalem],” the official was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, a senior U.S. official who briefed reporters in Vienna on Tuesday indicated that the talks could end in a stalemate.

“Quite frankly, I’m astonished by the speculation in the press about the likelihood of getting to an agreement soon,” the official told reporters. “I just put that down to the fact that you all would like to go home.”

Differences still remain on several key issues, including the extent of Iran’s future nuclear work and the timing of sanctions relief. If decisions on these issues are made in the coming days, “we’ll get a deal. If they’re not, obviously we won’t,” the official said. source


Happy Ramadan 2015 From The Religion Of Peace

Thousands of Muslims and non-Muslims are killed each year during the month-long holiday of Ramadan

“Mohammed is Allah’s apostle.  Those who follow him are harsh to the unbelievers but merciful to one another”  Quran 48:29

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:44,45 (KJV)

We are officially 21 days into the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, so let’s take a look at the numbers for the “missionary work” of the Religion Of Peace. To date, there have been 214 terror attacks and 43 suicide bombings by Muslims in the name of Allah which have resulted in 2,089 dead bodies with 2,615 wounded. Number of similar attacks in the name of any other religion are zero, and the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes is also at zero.

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Just to put it in perspective, more people are killed each year by Muslims than is all of the 350 years of the Roman Catholic Spanish Inquisition combined. Islamic terror attacks murder more people every day than the Ku Klux Klan has in the last 70 years. More civilians were killed on 9/11 by Muslims in two hours than in all the 36 years of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Muslims kill more people every day than were killed in the entire Salem Witch Trials. Please visit religionofpeace.com for more fascinating facts and figures.

Devout Muslims claim that the Qu’ran is a holy book and on an equal footing with the Bible, but is that actually so? Take a close look at the verses at the top of this article, and you will see an immediate difference between the two books. And speaking of inspiration, here is an interesting nugget to chew on. During the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, Allah commands all Muslims around the world to fast from sun up to sun down. But what Allah did not know is that the Earth is round, and that this time of the year in Alaska the sun does not set. So any Muslim attempting to fulfill Ramadan in that part of the world would starve to death. In Barrow, the state’s northernmost community, the sun does not set for more than two and a half months—from May 10 until August 2. Lol, guess that explains why there are so few Muslims in Alaska! So much for the accuracy of the “holy” Qu’ran.

During the month of June 2015, there were 262 jihad attacks in 29 countries, 48 of which were preceded by the shouts of “Allahu Ackbar!” and resulted in 2,426 dead bodies and 2,582 critically injured. Does that sound crazy high to you? Nope, just a typical month for the Religion of Peace as they “preach” on the streets. Barack Obama said just this week that “We’ll constantly reaffirm through words and deeds that we will never be at war with Islam,”. He also said that the only way to defeat ISIS is  by having “better ideas” than they do, and not through the use of force.

We may not be at war with Islam, but they certainly are at war with everybody else. Happy Ramadan!


Jade Helm 15, heavily scrutinized military exercise, to open without media access

Posted: 09 Jul 2015 07:07 AM PDT

Jade Helm 15, the controversial Special Operations exercise that spawned a wave of conspiracy theories about a government takeover, will open next week without any media allowed to observe it, a military spokesman said. Embedded reporters won’t be permitted at any point during the exercise, in which military officials say that secretive Special Operations troops will maneuver through private and publicly owned land in several southern states. Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria, a spokesman for Army Special Operations Command, said his organization is considering allowing a small number of journalists to view selected portions of the exercise later this summer, but nothing is finalized.

“All requests from the media for interviews and coverage of U.S. Army Special Operations Command personnel, organizations and events are assessed for feasibility and granted when and where possible,” Lastoria said in a statement released Wednesday to The Washington Post. “We are dedicated to communicating with the public, while balancing that against the application of operations security and other factors.” The exercise is scheduled for July 15 through September 15 and is expected to include more than 1,200 troops. Army Special Operations Command announced the exercise in March, saying its size and scope would set it apart from most training exercises. For months, some protesters have said Jade Helm is setting the stage for future martial law. Those fears have been mocked by comedians such as Jon Stewart and others, and the U.S. military has tried to reassure people about the exercise. FULL REPORT

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Detroit Has Fewest Cops Patrolling Streets In 100 Years

Posted: 09 Jul 2015 07:02 AM PDT

The Detroit Police Department is suffering from its worst manpower shortage in nearly a century. There are currently fewer officers patrolling the city than at any time since the 1920s. At one point, the Detroit police force was over 5,000. Today, the force is just 1,590 officers strong — and not all of those are on the street.
The city has lost nearly half its patrol officers since 2000 and ranks have shrunk by 37 percent in the past three years alone, according to the Detroit News.

It’s so bad that precincts are reportedly left with only one squad car at times. “This is a crisis, and the dam is going to break,” Mark Diaz, president of the Detroit Police Officers Association, told the newspaper. “It’s a Catch-22: I know the city is broke, but we’re not going to be able to build up a tax base of residents and businesses until we can provide a safe environment for them.” FULL REPORT

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Federal judge orders cancellation of Washington Redskins trademark

Posted: 09 Jul 2015 06:55 AM PDT

A federal judge in Virginia has ordered the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to cancel six of the Washington Redskins’ registered trademarks because their depiction of an Indian brave is considered offensive to Native Americans. “The evidence before the Court supports the legal conclusion that between 1967 [when the first Redskins’ trademark was registered] and 1990, the Redskins Marks consisted of matter that ‘may disparage’ a substantial composite of Native Americans,” U.S. District Judge Gerald Lee wrote in his July 8 ruling in Pro-Football Inc. v. Blackhorse.

In his 70-page decision, Lee rejected the Redskins’ argument that the trademark cancellation was an infringement of the teams’ First and Fifth Amendment rights. “The federal trademark registration program is government speech and is therefore exempt from First Amendment scrutiny,” he ruled, adding that “a trademark registration is not considered property under the Fifth Amendment.” The order does not prevent the pro football team from continuing to use the logo. However, the loss of federal trademark protection could jeopardize some of its commercial and licensing activities. FULL REPORT

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New MTV Show Publicly Shames White People For ‘What They’ve Done in America’

Posted: 09 Jul 2015 06:51 AM PDT

MTV will air a show later this month entitled White People which shows young white Americans crying on camera over their “white privilege” and publicly shaming them for “what they’ve done in America”. No, this is not a joke. The documentary is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and amnesty activist who has worked for the Washington Post and the Huffington Post. The trailer for the show, which has been widely criticized by YouTube respondents, features white people expressing angst about how they are desperate not to appear “racist” or “offend people.”

According to Kimberly Ricci, the documentary forces the participants “to internalize what they’ve done in America” – in other words, this a huge exercise in white guilt tripping for public consumption. An MTV write up of the show also explains how Vargas talks to young Native Americans who feel that European settlers did not ‘save the country’. “They are the ones who invaded. They are the ones who took,” says Vargas. In the interests of balance, when will Vargas be fronting a show called Black People that collectively blames all black people for black crime statistics, including the fact that black people in America commit over half of homicides despite making up only 13 per cent of the population? FULL REPORTThe post New MTV Show Publicly Shames White People For ‘What They’ve Done in America’ appeared first on .

Easier terms for Greece could open a can of worms in Europe

Posted: 09 Jul 2015 06:34 AM PDT

Eurozone governments taking a tough line on Greece’s demand for debt relief and easier bailout terms fear opening a can of worms. Ceding too much ground to Athens could ignite a broader political crisis by infuriating people in other bailed-out countries in the currency bloc which, unlike Greece, have obediently complied with the demands of creditors and largely restored their financial health through painful – and politically costly – austerity measures.

Governments in Spain, Portugal and Ireland, which all face elections within the next nine months, fear losing power to parties that, like Greece’s radical left Syriza, are calling for an end to budget cuts and easier terms on debt. FULL REPORT

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House moves to ban Confederate flag in federal cemeteries

Posted: 09 Jul 2015 06:27 AM PDT

The House has voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the deep South. The low-profile move came late Tuesday after a brief debate on a measure funding the National Park Service, which maintains 14 national cemeteries, most of which contain graves of Civil War soldiers.

The proposal by California Democrat Jared Huffman would block the Park Service from allowing private groups from decorating the graves of southern soldiers with Confederate flags in states that commemorate Confederate Memorial Day. The cemeteries affected are the Andersonville and Vicksburg cemeteries in Georgia and Mississippi. Pressure has mounted to ban display of the flag on state and federal property in the wake of last month’s tragic murders at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. FULL REPORT

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Council begins process of removing Nathan Bedford Forrest’s remains, Deemed Offensive

Posted: 09 Jul 2015 06:21 AM PDT

On Tuesday evening the Memphis City Council unanimously passed a resolution to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest’s remains from under his statue in the Health Sciences Park on Union Avenue. However, there is still a long road ahead before the remains would be moved to a new location. According to the city council’s attorney, Chancery Court would also have to sign off on the removal of the remains and the family of Forrest would be involved in the decision as well.

The removal of the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest is a separate issue. The removal of the statue has been proposed as an ordinance before the council which will have to be read before the council three times before it can be approved. From there it will be presented to the Tennessee Historic Commission but there is no timeline for when they will make a decision. The next time the commission is scheduled to meet is in October. On Tuesday officials with Elmwood Cemetery said they would be willing to help with the moving of Forrest’s and his wife’s remains to the cemetery in Memphis but said they did not want to become the new home of the statue. FULL REPORT

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The really worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece

Posted: 08 Jul 2015 06:50 PM PDT

While all Western eyes remain firmly focused on Greece, a potentially much more significant financial crisis is developing on the other side of world. In some quarters, it’s already being called China’s 1929 – the year of the most infamous stock market crash in history and the start of the economic catastrophe of the Great Depression. In any normal summer, a 30pc fall in the Chinese stock market – a loss of value roughly equivalent to the UK’s entire economic output last year –

after an ascent which had seen share prices more than double within the space of a year would have been front page news across the globe. The dramatic series of government interventions to stem the panic – hitherto unsuccessful, it should be added – would similarly have been up there at the top of the news agenda. Yet the pantomime of the Greek debt talks, together with the tragi-comedy of will they, won’t they leave the euro, has relegated the story to little more than a footnote – even though 940 companies, more than a third, have now suspended trading on China’s two main indices. FULL REPORT

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Hollywood Is Already Fast at Work on a Movie About the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

Posted: 08 Jul 2015 11:24 AM PDT

Just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in the contentious Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, Variety is reporting that there’s a feature film in the works about Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the case. The movie is being developed by Fox 2000 Pictures, with the company purchasing the rights to Obergefell’s story as well as the life story of his attorney Al Gerhardstein.

The company also purchased the rights to a book proposal by Obergefell titled, “21 Years to Midnight,” the outlet reported. Producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are being brought in to work on the film, with their past credits including “Twilight” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” among other well-known films. FULL REPORT

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Oregon Plan To Tax By The Mile Means Tracking And Storing Your Car’s Every Move

Posted: 08 Jul 2015 11:19 AM PDT

David Hastings is a rare American. This long-time hybrid car owner from Oregon wants to pay higher taxes for roads and bridges and says the current 30 cents per gallon state gas tax barely affects him. “I’ve been free-loading on the highways for 20 years driving electric cars or hybrid cars, getting at least 40 miles to the gallon. So I haven’t been paying my share,” Hastings said. Now, Hastings will pay more thanks to OReGO — the first pay-by-the-mile program in the U.S.

Oregon’s Department of Transportation has been working on it for 15 years as a way to eventually replace the gas tax, which has been flat due to an influx of high mileage vehicles and people driving less. Right now the program is voluntary and being capped at 5,000 participants, but an ODOT official told Fox News the ultimate goal is to make it mandatory and change the way states pay for roads — forever. FULL REPORT

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Christian Headlines Daily – Thursday, July 9, 2015

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Top Headlines

Scientists Introduce Worlds’ Smallest Bible

World Cup Winner Tobin Heath Thanks God

Baylor University Drops Ban on Homosexual Acts

Kansas Governor Protects Pastors from Lawsuits over Gay Weddings

TIME Columnist Suggests Ending Tax Exempt Status for Churches

YouTube Reinstates Ray Comfort’s “Audacity” Trailer

Men and Women Open Up about Spouses Who Left to Pursue Homosexual Relationships

Russell Wilson Says He is Practicing Abstinence with Girlfriend Ciara

Christians Launch ‘Sin-Free’ Facebook Alternative

Boko Haram Unleashes Bloodshed in Attacks in Nigeria’s Central, Northeastern States

Opinion

5 reasons Why Christians Should Stay in the Middle East

Bill Cosby and the Enemy Within

How to Talk to Teens and Young Adults about Gay Marriage

What You Probably Don’t Know about Obama’s Faith

The Greek Crisis: Who’s to Blame?


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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
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