Daily Archives: November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015 US and World Briefing Report


Nov. 13, 2015


President Obama is meeting at the White House with a group that includes Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, and James Baker, who held that position in the first Bush administration, to promote the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership pact before a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders next week in Manila.

U.S. House Republican hard-liners who helped force out former Speaker John Boehner are readying their next act: a multi-point manifesto demanding quick action on long-time conservative priorities. Members of the House Freedom Caucus are preparing a “Contract With America II” that would call for House votes in the first 100 days of 2016 on replacing Obamacare, overhauling entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, and repealing the estate tax.

Sales at U.S. retailers rose 0.1 percent, less than forecast in October, as consumers pocketed the money saved after fueling up their cars.

Confidential surveys of dozens of millionaires and billionaires conducted since European and U.S. economic sanctions began last year show Russia’s wealthy are finding little support within the country’s legal framework to pass down businesses. A majority say they’re taking the issue of succession seriously for the first time.

The Islamic State extremist known as “Jihadi John” was targeted by a U.S.-led airstrike in Syria, potentially killing a symbolic figure in the group’s reign of terror and compounding its battlefield losses.

Oil stockpiles have swollen to a record of almost 3 billion barrels because of strong production in OPEC and elsewhere, potentially deepening the rout in prices, according to the International Energy Agency.

Business school deans say some students who consider themselves “highly ethical” are avoiding careers in finance because they consider the field beneath their standards.

Norway – Pareto Securities AS is among banks targeting debt funds and private-equity firms to buy oil rigs at fire sale prices to hold until demand for offshore-drilling rebounds, according to people familiar with the matter.

China moved to contain leveraged wagers on its stock market, cutting by half the amount of borrowed money investors can use to buy shares, as authorities seek to prevent a repeat of the excesses that led to a $5 trillion rout earlier this year. Margin requirements will be raised to 100 percent from 50 percent starting on Nov. 23.

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Iraqi Kurdish militias battling to take back Sinjar from Islamic State militants raised a Kurdish flag in the center of town and a top official said it was liberated Friday, though U.S. and Kurdish military officials urged caution in declaring victory in a major offensive to retake the strategic community.

El Nino’s warm currents have brought fish in an unexpected spectrum of shapes and colors from Mexican waters to the ocean off California’s coast, thrilling scientists with the sight of bright tropical species and giving anglers the chance of a once-in-a-lifetime big catch.

After sparking ridicule with a proposal to build a prison island for drug convicts surrounded by crocodiles, Indonesia’s anti-drugs czar has now gone further — revealing on Friday he also wants tigers and piranhas as guards.

Japan said Friday it was monitoring waters near islands disputed with China in the East China Sea after it spotted a naval intelligence ship from the country operating in a new area for the first time.

Thousands of men around the world are to be sterilized Friday in what organizers dubbed a global “vasectomy-athon”, to encourage men to take a bigger role in family planning and combat resistance to the procedure. Some 750 doctors in 25 countries are to perform the procedure on more than 3,000 volunteers to mark World Vasectomy Day, with many operations being provided for free or at discounted rates.

China’s new 100-yuan banknote, acclaimed by authorities as bearing high-tech features that make it harder to forge, is being rejected by cash machines, a report said Friday.

Graphic video footage released of three Virginia police officers repeatedly tasing a man who later died in their custody has brought renewed attention to the use of stun guns in law enforcement.


A US federal appeal court has rejected a ruling which declared that capital punishment in California was unconstitutional. The original judgment said long delays in executing prisoners meant the death penalty was “cruel and unusual”.

Australia’s government will give 7.1m in funding to a community prepared to house a permanent nuclear waste dump. Six sites across the country have been shortlisted to host the dump, which would be Australia’s first.

An elite South African university wants to drop Afrikaans as the language of instruction and teach in English.

The US has lifted economic sanctions against Liberia as President Barack Obama praised the country’s commitment to democracy since the end of the 2003 civil war.

Lebanon is holding a day of national mourning after at least 41 people were killed in two suicide bombings in the capital, Beirut.


Gov. Chris Christie signed his name to a new law requiring educators across New Jersey to adopt rules allowing students with developmental disabilities and proper prescriptions to take their medical marijuana doses at school.

A well-established black student coalition is calling for violence if the U.S. Constitution is not replaced with a version that serves “the interests of black people.” Afrikan Black Coalition was created in 2003 to connect activists across the University of California system.


Top News – 11/13/2015

Secret Russian radioactive doomsday torpedo leaked on television
Secret plans for a Russian long-range nuclear torpedo came to light after a state television cameraman filmed over a senior officer’s shoulder with a diagram on show. The scheme involves the use of massive doses of radiation to render large areas of enemy coastlines uninhabitable and appeared on TV during a meeting with Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

The Time Has Come for God to Reveal the Messiah, Says Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi
at this gathering in the early morning hours of November 9, 2015, Amar agreed that the time had come to rule that God must hasten the arrival of the messiah. In the presence of dozens of colleagues and holding the hands of the two men sitting closest to him, Amar pronounced, “We hereby rule according to the demand of the audience – we see the plaintiff but can’t see the defendant – that God Almighty speedily bring an end and reveal the Moshiach (messiah) in front of our eyes in actuality.”

Army’s MIND Lab able to decode brain waves
In an Army Research Laboratory facility here called “The MIND Lab,” a desktop computer was able to accurately determine what target image a Soldier was thinking about. MIND stands for “Mission Impact Through Neurotechnology Design,” and Dr. Anthony Ries used technology in the lab to decode the Soldier’s brain signals.

IBM’s Watson gets chatty to act as a sounding board
While researchers around the world are making gradual gains in the monumental task of developing artificial intelligences that can creatively solve problems or produce art, IBM’s Watson supercomputer has now learned how to help people get more creative. Six student teams at Georgia Tech trained Watson to chat with them about the many systems from nature that we could mimic in solving big problems such as long-term space travel and more efficient desalination processes.

EU on verge of MELTDOWN as countries across Europe SLAM SHUT doors to migrants
Panicked EU leaders admitted they’ve lost control amid claims other countries could follow in Sweden’s footsteps after it dramatically sealed its borders. The reemergence of border checkpoints is set to sweep across Europe, while one of the most senior EU officials conceded the “clock was ticking” on the termination of the Schengen Agreement.

November El Niño update: It’s a small world
The peak of our current El Niño is expected to occur in the next month or so… but what does that mean? El Niño-related impacts have been occurring around the globe for months already, and will continue for several months after the warmest temperatures occur in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

Mom sought after 7 dead babies found in plastic bags
The bodies of as many as seven babies were found packed in plastic bags inside a German apartment – and a 45-year-old woman believed to be their mom is being sought, according to reports. The gruesome discovery Thursday left residents in the small town of Wallenfels in northern Bavaria in shock.

Putin ‘forced Obama’s hand’ on ISIS: Russia hailed for making Jihadi John death ‘possible’
BRITISH butcher Jihadi John could not have been targeted WITHOUT Russia strongman Vladimir Putin stepping in and ramping up the pressure against Islamic State (ISIS), according to political commentators around the world.

Vatileaks Reports That Vatican-Owned Properties Are Operating As Brothels For Priests
The facility, billed as ‘Italy’s best-known gay sauna‘, boasts a Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, whirlpools and massages. Its website ironically touts one of its ‘bear nights’ with a video of a hairy man stripping down and changing into a priest’s outfit.

Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Makes Jaw-Dropping Statement About Israel
“I will side with the Jewish nation and its democratic aspirations in case of outbreak of a Palestinian Intifada (uprising),” bin Talal was quoted as saying by Kuwaiti Al Qabas daily. “I shall exert all my influence to break any ominous Arab initiatives set to condemn Tel Aviv, because I deem the Arab-Israeli entente and future friendship necessary to impede the Iranian dangerous encroachment,” he added.

We won’t give up Temple Mount, Israeli rabbis tell Obama
Some 70 religious Zionist rabbis and educators issue a petition directed at the Israeli and American leaders, stating that the Jewish ownership of the holy site preceded the existence of Islam. Dozens of rabbis from the Religious Zionism movement say they will not give up Jewish ownership of the Temple Mount and will keep praying and hoping for the construction of the third temple on the site.

Sinai plane crash: Why is Putin so silent?
The Russian president is not afraid of making decisions and taking risks. If he is stalling now, it means that complicated aspects require him to consider his moves before deciding on a response. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who admitted Monday that the crash may have been a terror attack, only emphasized the president’s silence.

Tony Blair launches private Mideast peace mission
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he is ready to jump back into the difficult world of Mideast peace-making. Months after stepping down as an international Mideast envoy, Blair said Friday he is launching a new initiative to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace as a private citizen. He says his experience and network of contacts made during eight years of Mideast diplomacy will help him.

British IS leader Jihadi John ‘probably’ killed in air strike
The United States targeted British Islamic State leader “Jihadi John” in an air attack in northern Syria which Britain said would “strike at the heart of Islamic State” if the militant’s death is confirmed. But a U.S. official said Thursday’s attack in the town of Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto capital, probably killed Emwazi and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, quoted sources in Raqqa as saying he had been blown to pieces.

Islamic State makes new threats to Russia & Europe, promising caliphate, bloodshed
Islamic State has released a five-minute video threatening Russia with attacks in the near future and vowing to bring the Kremlin down. The video is awash with graphic images and clips from previously released execution footage.

Worst-case scenarios that are more likely than you think
Consider: Al Qaeda is still fixated on blowing up airplanes, a dream that may have just played out in the Sinai. But other risks include loose nukes in Pakistan, three-stage rockets in North Korea that can hit the United States, radiological weapons on the Russian black market and the possibility that terrorists with a demonstrated interest in biological warfare will make use of the next major infectious disease outbreak to turn human beings into weapons.

(Scroll down) A piece of space junk named “WT1190F” is going to hit Earth on Nov. 13th (0620UT). It will burn up in the atmosphere off the coast of Sri Lanka, with some debris possibly reaching the water’s surface. According to the European Space Agency, “its mass is not sufficient to cause any threat to the area, but the show will still be spectacular, since for a few seconds the object will become quite bright in the noon sky.”

A CME expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field on Nov. 12th did not. The solar storm cloud apparently missed our planet. Or maybe the CME is moving much more slowly than expected, which would mitigate its impact when it eventually arrives. Either way, the chance of a geomagnetic storm today is low.

NIST Team Proves ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’ is Really Real
Einstein was wrong about at least one thing: There are, in fact, “spooky actions at a distance,” as now proven by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Einstein used that term to refer to quantum mechanics, which describes the curious behavior of the smallest particles of matter and light. He was referring, specifically, to entanglement, the idea that two physically separated particles can have correlated properties…

Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer’s disease shows anti-aging effects
As mice age, those treated with J147 showed improved physiology, memory and appearance that more closely resembled younger mice.

Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag was detected near Quilino in Argentina
A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Quilino in Argentina on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/11/15 / 2015-11-13 06:04:15 / November 13, 2015 @ 6:04 am.

Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Uchiza in Peru
The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:54:50 / 1:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -75.8865° West, latitude -8.5176° South, depth = 129.63 km.

Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Pagan in Northern Mariana Islands
A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 180 km SE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (112 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years
Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique. Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to…‘genetically edit’ the DNA of patients suffering from a genetic condition – in this case the blinding disorder ‘leber congenital amaurosis’.

Scientists identify new STD that could affect hundreds of thousands of adults – and it often has NO symptoms
Hundreds of thousands of people could unwittingly be carrying a newly-identified sexually transmitted infection, scientists warned today. New research has revealed that an infection called Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) – first identifed more than 30 years ago – is transferred through sexual contact.

Lebanon holds day of mourning after deadly Beirut blasts
Lebanon is holding a day of national mourning after at least 41 people were killed in two suicide bombings in the capital, Beirut. The Islamic State (IS) militant group says it was behind the attacks in Burj al-Barajneh, a mainly Shia southern suburb and Hezbollah stronghold. Hezbollah forces are fighting IS in neighbouring Syria.

Battle for Sinjar: Kurdish forces enter IS-held town in Iraq
Kurdish fighters have entered Sinjar in northern Iraq, a day after launching an offensive to retake it from Islamic State (IS) militants. The Kurdistan Regional Security Council said in a tweet that Peshmerga forces had entered “from all directions” and were clearing the town of IS. The Kurdish offensive is supported by US-led coalition air strikes.

Russia reveals giant nuclear torpedo in state TV ‘leak’
The Kremlin says secret plans for a Russian long-range nuclear torpedo – called “Status-6” – should not have appeared on Russian TV news. The leak happened during a report on state-run Channel One about President Vladimir Putin meeting military chiefs in the city of Sochi. One general was seen studying a diagram of the “devastating” torpedo system.

US B-52 bombers fly near disputed South China Sea islands
Two US B-52 bomber planes have flown near artificial islands built by China in disputed areas of the South China Sea, the Pentagon has said. Their mission continued despite being warned by Chinese ground controllers. The incident comes ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama to a summit in Manila next week, which China’s President Xi Jinping will also attend.

US lifts decade of sanctions against Liberia
The US has lifted economic sanctions against Liberia as President Barack Obama praised the country’s commitment to democracy since the end of the 2003 civil war, the White House has said. The president scrapped sanctions implemented 11 years ago against former strongman Charles Taylor. Taylor is now in a maximum-security prison for a series of war crimes.

Report: Government may resume Ethiopian aliya
The Interior Ministry is pushing for the government to resume facilitating Ethiopian immigration, which ceased in 2013, according to a leaked draft… According to the document…some 9,000 Ethiopians living in camps in the cities of Addis Ababa and Gondar will become eligible to become Israeli citizens and have their arrival facilitated by the Jewish Agency.

Report: Russia deploys missiles in Syria that could take down jets as far away as TA
Russian President Vladimir Putin stationed an air-defense missile system in Syria that is capable of striking aircraft as far away as Tel Aviv, according to a report published on Friday. The S-400 air-defense system has been deployed at the Latakia airbase on the Syrian coast, according to the British Daily Mail newspaper.

Reading, writing and tarot cards in classroom?
A school district in Westminster, Colorado, just north of Denver, is investigating a teacher who allegedly said she wanted to “cleanse” her classroom of “evil spirits” and brought out tarot cards.

Big-Pharma’s Latest, Most Sickening Crime Against Humanity
By dangling life-changing cures over people’s heads for cartoonish figures of “1 million dollars,” pharmaceutical corporations prove when they see sick, desperate, dying people, all they see is dollar signs

How Sweden, the most open country in the world, was overwhelmed by migrants
After months of fretting, police finally introduced border controls on the Swedish side of the bridge: the latest symbol of Europe’s unravelling free movement project. There are many others: the razor wire separating Slovenia from Croatia; the border patrols on trains between Germany and Austria.

Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win
Less than three months before the kickoff Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them.

Jihadist cell in Europe ‘sought recruits for Iraq and Syria’
he 13 suspected members of a jihadist group arrested in raids across Europe were allegedly recruiting foreign fighters to be sent to Iraq and Syria. The raids in Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Switzerland and the UK targeted Rawti Shax, which seeks to establish a caliphate in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.

Get Ready For Crazy
Recently, the Honduras homes and businesses of the family of Jaime Rosenthal were raided by the Honduran government. The properties themselves were seized and other assets taken. The family-owned bank was also seized and has been forced into liquidation, creating potential financial crisis for its 220,000 clients.

‘Jihadi John’ Believed Killed in US Drone Strike, US Officials Say
The ISIS terrorist dubbed “Jihadi John”, who oversaw the brutal executions of American and Western hostages, was hit by a U.S. air strike Thursday night and is believed to have been killed, U.S. officials told ABC News.

Top Headlines – 11/13/2015

White House Official: U.S. Won’t Recognize Israeli Sovereignty in Golan

US Jews will abandon Israel over religious exclusion, warns delegation

Saudi Prince: Israeli peace is non-sustainable without a two-state solution

Israeli MK at European Parliament: Labeling makes you an unfair broker in peace process

Indyk: Israel offered Palestinians portions of Area C in West Bank and a building freeze

Three-quarters of British Jews believe settlements are ‘major’ obstacle to peace

Hamas welcomes EU decision to label settlement products

US: EU’s labeling of West Bank products not a boycott

Government set to approve final wave of Ethiopian aliyah

Palestinian Health Ministry condemns ‘Israeli terrorism’ for Hebron hospital raid

High Court of Justice gives state go ahead to demolish five terrorist homes

Herzog wants ‘NATO-like’ alliance of Israel, moderate Arab states

MK Begin: There is ‘no solution’ to the Arab-Israeli conflict

ICC issues first report on war crimes in Palestinian- Israeli conflict

Defense minister to discuss ‘smart’ barrier on Gaza border

ISIS in Sinai threatens to attack Israel

‘Hezbollah weapons warehouses were the target of Wednesday’s Israeli airstrikes in Syria’

Suicide bombings kill dozens in Hezbollah-run Beirut suburb, ISIS claims responsibility

White House condemns Beirut blasts, Hezbollah vows revenge

Hundreds of Christian Fighters Battle to Defend Biblical Syrian Town From ISIS

Islamic State video threatens attacks inside Russia ‘very soon’

Monitor: At least 100 fighters killed in Syria during storming of besieged airbase

‘Jihadi John,’ Terrorist in ISIS Beheading Videos, Targeted by U.S. Airstrike

Jihadist cell in Europe ‘sought recruits for Iraq and Syria’

Europe Nears Accord With Turkey to Stem Tide of Refugees

EU council president Donald Tusk says the EU’s open border system could be about to collapse

The Latest: Fences sprout up across Europe against refugees

How Sweden, the most open country in the world, was overwhelmed by migrants

World Food Programme’s ‘ShareTheMeal’ App to Feed 600,000 Syrian Children

Airing their gripes on social media: Western jihadists decry Islamic State’s lack of beauty salons, Starbucks, good food

Rouhani says US-Iran ties could be restored but US must apologize

Russian envoy applauds Israel’s neutrality on Ukraine

Former Russian cop charged with treason for passing secret documents to CIA

Russia ‘accidentally’ leaks details of nuke torpedo

Bomb kills four in Thailand’s south

U.S. Military Aircraft Flew Close to China-Built Artificial Islands in South China Sea

Students across U.S. march over debt, free public college

Warning: Oil company defaults are coming

Dow dives 254, U.S. oil price around $42

U.S. inflation to rebound next year, says Fed’s Fischer

Government adds record $339 billion to debt in first day after budget deal

Greek debt crisis: Clashes during austerity strike

Portugal set to experiment with anti-austerity policies

Billionaire: AI could put workers ‘out to pasture’

Vizio Smart TVs Track Viewers’ Watching Habits To Work With Advertisers

Space debris to collide with Earth on Friday the 13th

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Quilino, Argentina

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Atka, Alaska

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Uchiza, Peru

Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts to 25,000ft

Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador erupts to 24,000ft

Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 18,000ft

Rinjani volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 11,000ft

Former Hurricane Kate to Follow Abigail Into UK, Ireland

Drought-Stricken Southeast Brazil Has Lost 15 Trillion Gallons of Water Per Year Since 2012

Thanksgiving Turkeys Cost More Than Ever After Bird Flu Wipeout

Instead Of Killing It, Some Antibiotics Make The Superbug MRSA Stronger

HR 2232: National mandatory vaccination bill enters Congress

Vaccine Against Cholesterol Currently Under Study

Gene therapies offer dramatic promise to cure diseases but shocking costs

Do-it-yourself CRISPR genome editing kits bring genetic engineering to your kitchen bench

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Mycoplasma Genitalium: Symptomless STD Making Its Way Through Britain

Lawsuit Alleges Birth Control Packing Error Led to Unwanted Pregnancies

Texas tries to stitch a safety net without Planned Parenthood

Abortion Clinics Fined for Taking Bodies of Aborted Babies to Landfill and Dumping Them

Utah Judge Orders Child Removed From Lesbians and Sent to Traditional Home

ABC reportedly bans gay dancing on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

New Mormon LGBT rules ignites frenzy among faithful

New Play Portrays Jesus as Transgender

High school art teacher detects evil spirits, brings tarot cards for ‘classroom cleansing’

Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Wife Halts Public Advocacy, Citing Marital Woes and Abuse

Comcast Cancels Six Appointments On South Side Of Chicago Due To Violence

Pulpit and Pen weighs in on the Culprit in the Pulpit winner Amanda Wells

Apostolic Bishop Kevin Boyd Sr. Faces Prison Sentence for Molestation of 12 Year Old Boy

Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky to open July 2016

University of Minnesota Rejects 9/11 Remembrance Because it Might Offend Muslims

Frontrunning: November 13

  • European shares hammered after commodity rout (Read More)
  • Euro-Area Growth Misses Estimates as ECB Ponders More Stimulus (Read More)
  • Slower-than-expected euro zone growth likely to seal more ECB stimulus (Read More)
  • China Doubles Margin Requirement for Stocks to Curb Leverage (Read More)
  • IEA Says Record 3 Billion-Barrel Oil Stocks May Weaken Prices (Read More)
  • GM to Import Chinese-Made Buick SUV (Read More)
  • China’s Troubled Credit Swells to Sweden-Sized $628 Billion (Read More)
  • LoanDepot Postpones IPO (Read More)
  • Volkswagen, Offering Amnesty, Asks Workers to Come Forward on Emissions Cheating (Read More)
  • China apparent steel consumption falls 5.7 percent from January-October (Read More)
  • Sweden checks trains for migrants in first border controls in 20 years (Read More)
  • Secretive, Sprawling Network of ‘Scouts’ Spreads Money Through Silicon Valley (Read More)
  • Fed’s Fischer Says Waiting to Raise Helped Offset Dollar Harm (Read More)
  • Warren Buffett Has an Image Problem (Read More)
  • Deputy head of China securities regulator probed for graft (Read More)
  • Syngenta Shares Rise on Report of Chinese Takeover Interest (Read More)
  • Is Wall Street Beneath Business Students’ Standards? (Read More)
  • Frontline terminates long term charter for tanker Mindanao (Read More)
  • El Nino Might Not Save Us From Another Miserable Winter (Read More)
  • Special Report: Trump’s art of the deal – Dispute your bills (Read More)
  • What to Watch for at the G-20 Summit (Read More)


The Briefing

1) Utah judge separates child from lesbian foster parents affirming importance of father and mother 

Order to Take Baby From Lesbian Foster Parents Under Review, TIME (Brady McCombs)

Utah judge removes lesbian couple’s foster child, says she’ll be better off with heterosexuals, Washington Post (Justin Wm Moyer)

2) Child murder of younger sibling raises horrifying realisty of sin, human nature

Jesse Pomeroy, Wikipedia

‘No Easy Answers’ in Murder Charge Against 8-Year-Old, New York Times (Alan Blinder)

3) Effectiveness of crisis pregnancy centers alarming abortion supporters

The Stealth Attack on Abortion Access, The New York Times (Meaghan Winter)


In other news…

The Bitter, Crushing Poverty Of Appalachia Is A Preview Of What Is Coming To The Rest Of The Country

Appalachia - Photo from the Appalachian Regional CommissionWhat do you say to people that have completely lost all hope that things will ever get any better?  The mountains of Appalachia stretch all the way from southern New York to northern Mississippi, and nestled within those mountains are dozens upon dozens of little towns that are so impoverished that they look like they have been through a war.  Thanks to Barack Obama’s relentless assault on the coal industry and the ongoing collapse of our industrial infrastructure, Appalachia has lost millions of good paying jobs over the past several decades.  Today, more than 40 percent of the population is living in poverty in some areas of eastern Kentucky, and addiction to “hillbilly heroin” (Oxycontin) is absolutely out of control throughout the region.  Yes, poverty is on the rise all over America, but it has especially been cruel to those that make the mountains of Appalachia their home. (Read More….)

Stephen Hawking: There is no God and the theory of evolution better explains the origin of life

Stephen Hawking - Public DomainFor someone that is supposedly so “brilliant”, Stephen Hawking really doesn’t have a clue.  In a recent interview with Spain’s El Mundo, Hawking publicly declared that God doesn’t exist, that he is an atheist, and that science provides a better explanation of where the universe came from than the Bible does.  While I certainly respect much of the great work that Hawking has done throughout the years, I don’t think that he has thought through these issues very clearly.  As you will see below, it takes a ridiculous amount of blind faith to believe that the theory of evolution is true, and the cold, hard evidence clearly points to a Creator.  Unfortunately, to be a respected member of the scientific establishment today one must fully embrace an evolutionary model for the origin of life, and at this point Stephen Hawking has left no doubt as to where he stands. (Read More…)

GOP Terrified That Donald Trump Might Actually Win The Nomination In 2016

Less than three months before the kick-off Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them.

EDITOR’S NOTE: If Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president in 2016, I will absolutely vote for him. Why, you ask? Because if for no other reason he will shake up the status quo, get America back to business, and aggravate the fire out of the Liberals. And after 7 years of the Muslim-raised Barack Obama, that’s good enough for me. It truly is. If you’re reading this, Mr. Trump, you have my vote. Don’t quit, make America great again. #Trump2016

Party leaders and donors fear nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands.

The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus alternative to the outsiders has emerged from the pack of governors and senators running, and there is disagreement about how to prosecute the case against them. Recent focus groups of Trump supporters in Iowa and New Hampshire commissioned by rival campaigns revealed no silver bullet.

In normal times, the way forward would be obvious. The wannabes would launch concerted campaigns, including television attack ads, against the front-runners. But even if the other candidates had a sense of what might work this year, it is unclear if it would ultimately accrue to their benefit. Trump’s counter-punches have been withering, while Carson’s appeal to the base is spiritual, not merely political. Even if someone was able to do significant damage to them, there’s no telling who their supporters would turn to, if anyone.

The rest of the field is still wishing upon a star that Trump and Carson are going to self-destruct,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, a former adviser to 2012 nominee Mitt Romney. But, he said, “they have to be made to self-destruct. . .Nothing has happened at this point to dislodge Trump or Carson.


Donald Trump Speaks to FIRED UP Crowd in Springfield, IL

Fehrnstrom pointed out that the fourth debate passed this week without any candidate landing a blow against Trump or Carson. “We’re about to step into the holiday time accelerator,” he said. “You have Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, then Iowa and a week later, New Hampshire, and it’s going to be over in the blink of an eye.”

According to other Republicans, some in the party establishment are so desperate to change the dynamic that they are talking anew about drafting Romney — despite his insistence that he will not run again. Friends have mapped out a strategy for a late entry to pick up delegates and vie for the nomination in a convention fight, according to the Republicans, who were briefed on the talks, though Romney has shown no indication of reviving his interest.

For months now, the GOP professional class assumed Trump and Carson would fade with time. Voters would get serious, the thinking went, after seeing the outsiders share a stage with more experienced politicians at the first debate. Or when summer turned to fall, kids went back to school and parents had time to assess the candidates. Or after the second, third or fourth debates, certainly.

None of that happened, of course, leaving establishment figures disoriented. Consider Thomas H. Kean Sr., a former New Jersey governor who for most of his 80 years has been a pillar of his party. His phone is ringing daily, bringing a stream of exasperation and confusion from fellow GOP power brokers.

“People usually start off in the same way: Pollyanna-ish,” Kean said. “They assure me that Trump and Carson will eventually fade. Then we’ll talk some more and I give them a reality check. I’ll say, ‘The guy in the grocery store likes Trump, so does the guy who cuts my hair. They’re probably going to stick with him. Who knows if this ends?’”

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, herself an outsider who rode the tea party wave into office five years ago, explained the phenomenon.

“You have a lot of people who were told that if we got a majority in the House and a majority in the Senate, then life was gonna be great,” she said in an interview Thursday. “What you’re seeing is that people are angry. Where’s the change? Why aren’t there bills on the president’s desk every day for him to veto? They’re saying, ‘Look, what you said would happen didn’t happen, so we’re going to go with anyone who hasn’t been elected.’”

Before Tuesday’s debate in Milwaukee, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had a private reception at the Pfister Hotel with party leaders, donors and operatives. There was little appetite for putting a political knife in the back of either Trump or Carson, according to one person there. Rather, attendees simply hoped both outsiders would go away. source

Sweden Brought To Their Knees By Overwhelming Tide Of Muslim Migrants

When it opened 15 years ago, the Öresund Bridge was seen as a glistening symbol of the new Europe

Sweden and Denmark had been joined together by a motorway with no border controls, fusing together economies and even blurring national identities. Many Swedes in Malmö have come to relish the city’s growing reputation as a suburb of Copenhagen, just half an hour away by train. It seemed to embody many dreams about the future: a continent where national borders would come to mean nothing.

Sweden’s open border dream was shattered at noon today.

After months of fretting, police finally introduced border controls on the Swedish side of the bridge: the latest symbol of Europe’s unravelling free movement project. There are many others: the razor wire separating Slovenia from Croatia; the border patrols on trains between Germany and Austria.

This has been painful for everyone, but devastating for Sweden because its main political parties barely know how to respond. Openness is the closest thing the Swedes have to a national religion, this policy is visibly failing – and there is no back-up plan.

The headlines now suggest a country that is coming apart. Just last month, an asylum centre in the picturesque town of Munkedal was set alight, the latest in a series of arson attacks against refugees. Anti-Semitic incidents in Malmö have raised such concern that Swedes have now started “kippa walks”, gathering in their hundreds to accompany Jews home from the synagogue in a show of solidarity. The Sweden Democrats, a party routinely denounced by Swedish media as “neo-fascist”, is now leading in the national opinion polls. Economically, Sweden remains strong. But politically, it’s in crisis. source

The Religion of Environmentalism

Mythic longings for a non-existent paradise.

This summer President Obama visited Alaska, where he stood in front of a shrinking glacier and said, “Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now.” At a conference in Anchorage, he made the apocalyptic prediction that “submerged countries, abandoned cities . . . entire industries of people who can’t practice their livelihoods, desperate refugees seeking the sanctuary of nations not their own, and political disruptions that could trigger multiple conflicts around the globe” would be the wages of failing to act now to stop global warming.

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Shariaville, USA: America’s 1st Muslim-majority City Council

Hamtramck, known affectionately as “Poletown” by Detroiters and Michiganians for its bustling district of Polish restaurants, markets and beautiful Catholic churches, last week become the nation’s first city to elect a Muslim-majority city council – sending three Muslims to join one incumbent who was not up for re-election. In butcher shops that once offered juicy Polish sausages in refrigerated display cases, female customers wearing hijabs now purchase halal meats blessed by an imam………….. Click here for full story

Proxy Wars & The Battle For Syria

What is happening in Syria is an example of the confusion that is possible when countries with a stake in a war use proxies. ISIS is supposed to be the common enemy that everyone is aiming to defeat, but this one united objective is somewhat compromised by several other radically different, and even opposing agendas held by proxy armies and/or their foreign puppet masters……………. Click here for full story

No Place To Hide – Swedes Force Cash Out Into The Open

Developments in Sweden’s monetary policy, along with recent trends by banks to discourage cash transactions are putting individuals in a no-win situation where they can no longer hide or save their money, but are increasingly being “urged” to spend it to prop up failing economies. Since July, the Swedish central bank has had an interest rate of -0.35%. Yes, you hear that right, negative interest………. Click here for full story

Feds To School Girls: Transgender Rights Supersedes Your Right To Privacy

The Obama administration has told girls in an Illinois school district that if they feel uncomfortable having a boy undress and shower with them that is just too bad, and they have no say in the matter. Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Illinois, like many schools has been grappling with the issues of transgender students. In an attempt to balance the rights of all students, the district made an accommodation to a boy who said he believed he was a girl. The boy has not yet had sex-reassignment surgery, meaning anatomically he is still a male in every way….………… Click here for full story

What Keeps Jewish People From Seeing Yeshua as the Messiah?

Posted: 13 Nov 2015 09:25 AM PST

Atoning sacrifice is one of the most basic tenets of biblical Judaism. Today, however, Jewish people by and large have disavowed it. How did this happen? In my last article, I discussed how misguided reverence for the Oral Law was developed and taught by the rabbinic leadership between 516 B.C.-A.D. 70. This view of Scripture interpreted through Oral Law ultimately contributed to Jewish rejection of Yeshua as Messiah. Now we consider the next period of Jewish history, A.D. 70–135—from the fall of Jerusalem to the “Gentilization” of the church. What happened during this time inhibits my people even today from seeing Yeshua as their atoning sacrifice.

The faith of the Jewish people through their history was based on the sacrificial system centered in the tabernacle and later in the temple. One could only approach God by first offering a sacrifice. With that in mind, how could Jewish people today consider sacrificial atonement irrelevant to Judaism? With the destruction of the temple in A.D. 70, the Jewish religious leaders faced an enormous problem: how were they to maintain a people of faith without the prescribed sacrifices at the altar and the temple? Incredibly, the way the religious leaders reinterpreted the meaning of sacrifices 2,000 years ago affects Jewish thought and theology to this day. FULL REPORT

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America and World Ripe for Third Great Awakening

Posted: 13 Nov 2015 09:21 AM PST

We have reached a point in time when the world sits and waits for the proverbial “other shoe to drop.” Something big is going to happen soon. Christians sense it. Students of Bible prophecy can feel it in their bones. Even the unsaved world senses that something ominous is heading our way. The Prophecy News Watch says: “We live in the most dangerous time in world history. What’s going to happen in the next year or so? Will there be a war in the Middle East around the blood moon time frame? A global financial collapse on the next Shemitah? A nuclear tragedy? Another terrorist catastrophe?”

As a student of revival, I have read about the impact that past revivals have brought to America and the world. The first and second awakenings of the 18th and 19th centuries as well as the 20th-century awakening were so powerful and far-reaching that they changed the spiritual and moral culture of entire nations. The Welsh revival is a great example of the violent upheaval a Spirit-born awakening can bring down on society. After the initial outpouring in Wales at the turn of the 20th century, the churches were crowded for two years with 100,000 outsiders being converted. Drunkenness was reduced by 50 percent, taverns went bankrupt, crime nearly disappeared that judges had no more cases to judge, and the police became unemployed in many districts. FULL REPORT

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Brazil tests man for Ebola, puts others under observation

Posted: 13 Nov 2015 05:59 AM PST

A Brazilian man who visited Guinea is being tested for Ebola and authorities have preventively isolated a public health unit where he first sought medical attention, Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Castro said on Wednesday. The 46-year-old man arrived in Brazil on Nov. 6 and developed high fever with muscle pains and headaches two days later, he said. Officials declined to provide the man’s name. Guinea is one of three impoverished West African countries, along with Liberia and Sierra Leone, that have suffered with the most deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in recent years.

The man sought medical help at an emergency room in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais, the ministry said. That unit is no longer taking patients, the minister said at a new conference. The man was then quarantined and will be flown in a military plane on Wednesday to Rio de Janeiro, where the government has set up a lab to test blood samples for Ebola according to international security protocols. Medical workers and other patients who had contact with the man are being monitored by health officials, according to the ministry’s statement. FULL REPORT


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Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Makes Jaw-Dropping Statement About Israel.

Posted: 13 Nov 2015 05:55 AM PST


“I will side with the Jewish nation and its democratic aspirations in case of outbreak of a Palestinian Intifada (uprising),” bin Talal was quoted as saying by Kuwaiti Al Qabas daily. “I shall exert all my influence to break any ominous Arab initiatives set to condemn Tel Aviv, because I deem the Arab-Israeli entente and future friendship necessary to impede the Iranian dangerous encroachment,” he added.

According to the Kuwaiti daily, the prince and entrepreneur urged the Saudi Kingdom to devise a new strategy to combat Iran’s increasing influence in Gulf States by forging a defense pact with Tel Aviv to deter any possible Iranian moves in the light of unfolding developments in Syria and Moscow’s military intervention. The Saudi prince is on a regional tour, visiting the other Gulf Arab littoral states–Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman–to muster support for Saudi-backed rebels in Syria, reported the daily.

“The whole Middle East dispute is tantamount to matter of life and death for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from my vantage point, and I know that Iranians seek to unseat the Saudi regime by playing the Palestinian card, hence to foil their plots Saudi Arabia and Israel must bolster their relations and form a united front to stymie Tehran’s ambitious agenda,” Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA) reported him as saying on Tuesday. The Saudi prince maintained that Iran sought to bolster its presence in the Mediterranean by supporting the Assad regime in Syria. He added that Russia had become a real co-belligerent force in Syria’s four-year-old civil war by attacking CIA-trained rebels which was why there was a need for a Saudi-Israeli nexus to frustrate Russia-Iran-Hezbollah axis. FULL REPORT

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El Nino is about to make Food Shortage even worse

Posted: 13 Nov 2015 05:52 AM PST

With global food prices spiking thanks to the US drought, El Nino was the last thing the world needed. But now meteorologists are warning that the phenomenon, which sees unusually warm waters in the Pacific cause freak weather from California to Australia, is under way. In the last 10 days, the national weather agencies of the US, Japan, Australia, India and Peru, among others, have confirmed the first effects of El Nino in the eastern Pacific. In the past, El Nino has caused massive disruption to agriculture around the Pacific Rim.

In a statement, the Climate Prediction Center, a US agency of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, said it now expected the early signs to develop into a full-blown El Nino during August or September as higher water temperatures translate into warmer air currents. That is expected to inject new levels of uncertainty into global food markets as heat waves and drought grip the eastern Pacific while increased rains, and some flooding, could hit the Americas. FULL REPORT

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Russia deploys missile system able to hit Tel Aviv planes

Posted: 13 Nov 2015 05:47 AM PST

Russia has revealed in photographs that it has deployed a highly advanced anti-missile system in western Syria, that is capable of downing planes taking off in Tel Aviv. The S-400 anti-missile system, known to NATO as the SA-21 “Growler,” was shown to be stationed in the Latakia Airbase on the Syrian coast of the Mediterranean Sea in photographs released by the Russian military, reports the Daily Mail on Thursday.

In the past there have been Arab media reports of Israeli airstrikes in Latakia against advanced weapons shipments headed for the Iranian terror proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon. Those operations would now be greatly threatened by the Russian deployment. The S-400 is said to have a maximum range of 250 miles, and can bring down airplanes at up to 90,000 feet – more than double the height of a cruising commercial airliner. The range puts most of Syria, southern Turkey, the eastern portion of the Mediterranean Sea, much of Israel and the British airbase of Akrotiri in Cyprus within the scope of the missile system. FULL REPORT

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Russian Intel: ISIS Has 80000 Jihadis in Iraq and Syria

Posted: 13 Nov 2015 05:43 AM PST

Russian intelligence reports are claiming that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terror group has amassed 80,000 soldiers in Iraq and Syria for its drive towards the goal of a global caliphate. A senior Russian official told state-run TASS news agency that 30,000 ISIS jihadis are currently stationed in Iraq, and another 50,000 are fighting the jihad in Syria. Some 7,000 militants are originally from states that were formerly part of the Soviet Union, according to the report.

“According to reports, militants now control around 40 percent of Iraqi territory and 50 percent of Syrian territory,” said Yevgeny Sysoyev, the deputy leader of Russia’s FSB security services, which was formerly the infamous KGB during the soviet-era. “Among members of the group are citizens of 80 countries, including France, Great Britain, Germany, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the US, Canada, as well as Russia and other [Commonwealth of Independent States] countries. Among them are about 30,000 foreign terrorists. Most of them come from the Middle East and North Africa,” Sysoyev added from a conference in Sochi, Russia. FULL REPORT

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Iran says it will receive S-300s from Russia by year’s end

Posted: 13 Nov 2015 05:39 AM PST

Iran will receive the bulk of the S-300 air defense missile systems it ordered from Russia by the end of the year, Tehran’s defense minister said Wednesday, according to the AFP news agency. “We signed a contract with Russia. It is being done. We will acquire a large portion of the systems by the end of this year,” Iranian Minister of Defense Hossein Dehghan was quoted as having said. He said Iranian troops were being trained in Russia to operate the surface-to-air missile systems.

The announcement came two days after Russia’s state-run Russian Technologies corporation (Rostec) announced the signing of a delivery contract for S-300 missiles with Iran. The S-300 is a long range surface-to-air missile – manufactured by the Russian firm Almaz – designed to intercept aircraft and cruise missiles, and its most advanced models can also target ballistic missiles. The sale of the S-300, originally conducted in 2007, has been repeatedly delayed due to Western pressure given that UN nuclear sanctions ban the delivery to Iran. FULL REPORT

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Our Time is Short

Read: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)

What is The Gospel?

God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.

The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.

God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.

But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.

This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.

God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.

God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.

Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.

What Is the Gospel?

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.

The Gospel on 5 Fingers

If you picked up a hitchhiker (not that I recommend doing that) and he saw a Bible on your car seat and said, “I’ve heard about this thing called the Gospel – can you explain it to me before you drop me off in one minute up the street?” What would you say?

Can you explain the gospel in 30 seconds? In one minute? In five minutes?

Here’s one way I have found helpful. The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:

1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension

Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:

1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.

2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.

3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.

4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).

5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.

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

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Albert Mohler Blog: “Why Can’t Christians Just Join the Revolution?”

In this blog essay, Dr. R. Albert Mohler looks at why Christians cannot simply abandon historic Christian teaching on sexuality and join the sexual revolution without losing their very identity as Christians. Mohler writes:

The reality is that Christians who define Christianity in terms of historic Christian doctrine and moral teachings do not believe merely that these teachings are true, but that they point to the only way that will produce real and lasting human happiness. We are not merely opposed to same-sex marriage because we believe it to be contrary to Scripture; we believe that anything opposed to Scripture cannot lead to human flourishing.

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