August 18, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)


Aug. 18, 2016 |


Ukraine isn’t ruling out a full-scale Russian invasion and may institute a military draft if the situation with its neighbor worsens, President Petro
Poroshenko said, after three soldiers were killed in the worst spate of shelling by pro-Moscow separatists in a year.

Spending on political advertising during the U.S. presidential election has dropped 60 percent from 2012, a troubling sign for local TV broadcasters that
were counting on a windfall.

Cathay Pacific Airways, Asia’s biggest international carrier, says it’s getting tougher to find premium fliers from Hong Kong. The lack of first and
business-class travelers from the Asian financial center — the worst since the global financial crisis days of 2009 — is such a dent on Cathay’s
financials that analysts are asking whether CEO Ivan Chu needs to find a Plan B.

Starting later this month, Uber will allow customers in downtown Pittsburgh to summon self-driving cars from their phones, crossing an important milestone
that no automotive or technology company has yet achieved.

The percentage of women in their so-called prime working years participating in the labor market declined to 74 percent in the U.S. last year, while in
Canada it rose to 81 percent. The biggest shifts are a drop in participation by younger women in the U.S. and gains for older Canadians. Both countries are
seeing women studying more and waiting longer to start smaller families, with Canada offering more generous parental leave benefits.

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In a move that could reverberate across the Middle East, Iran confirmed Wednesday that Russia is using its territory to launch airstrikes in Syria even as
a second wave of Moscow’s bombers flew out of the Islamic Republic to hit targets in the war-ravaged country.

The world’s “largest aircraft” embarked on its maiden flight on Wednesday, four days after a previous attempt was abandoned due to technical issues. The
Airlander 10 — part plane, part airship — took to the skies amid cheers and applause from crowds gathered at an airfield in Cardington, central England.
The successful flight comes 85 years after another airship — the ill-fated R101 — took off from the same airfield in October 1930 before crashing in
France, killing 48 people and effectively ending the development of airships in Britain.

Indian police say three people, including two children, have died after their throats were slashed by glass-coated kite string used in competitions to
bring down the kites of rivals.

Aetna Inc warned in July that it would exit much of the individual Obamacare health insurance market if the government challenged its deal to buy rival
Humana Inc , according to a letter it sent to the U.S. Department of Justice. The public release of the letter came after Aetna said on Monday that it
would pull out of selling individual insurance on the government-run websites in 11 states, citing financial losses on the business.

Giving no explanation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit refused on Monday to assemble all 28 of its active judges for a new review of the
constitutionality of California’s main gun-control laws. The high-stakes dispute is very likely to move on to the Supreme Court.

More than 500 passengers and crew were evacuated from a burning ship about a mile off Puerto Rico’s north coast on Wednesday, and many required medical
care, though there were no reported fatalities or life-threatening injuries.

Two Indonesian sailors captured by Islamist extremist group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines have successfully escaped from their militant abductors after
being held since early June.

The rape and beating of American and Western aid workers in the South Sudanese capital of Juba by government soldiers has struck a devastating blow against
two of President Barack Obama’s signature foreign-policy efforts: reforming the United Nations’ troubled peacekeeping program and standing up a stable
government in the world’s newest country.

N. Korea’s deputy ambassador in London defected with his family to S. Korea, making him the highest-ranking Pyongyang diplomat ever to flee the isolated
regime for the democratic South.

Five years after the housing recovery began; 5.9 million borrowers still owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth.


The US has confirmed it is finally ready to cede power of the internet’s naming system, ending the almost 20-year process to hand over a crucial part of
the internet’s governance. The Domain Naming System, DNS, is one of the internet’s most important components. It pairs the easy-to-remember web addresses –
like – with their relevant servers. Without DNS, you’d only be able to access websites by typing in its IP address, a series of numbers such as

The Bolivian President Evo Morales has opened a new military defense academy, which he says will offer courses to counter the influence of the United
States in the developing world.

A report on female genital mutilation (FGM) in the North Caucasus has sparked a fierce debate in Russia, with some clerics defending the practice.

Nearly 18,000 people have died in government prisons in Syria since the beginning of the uprising in 2011, according to Amnesty International.


A relatively obscure audit report from the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense suddenly is getting a lot of attention
for what it apparently reveals: The Pentagon can’t account for $6.5 trillion.

Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a
long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world’s most crime-ridden countries.

An official for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) told a U.S. Department of Education bullying summit on Friday that “more than 15 percent” of
high school students in DCPS identify as either gay, lesbian, bisexual or “questioning” – i.e. not sure of their sexuality.

Top News – 8/18/2016

CRISPR’s hopeful monsters: gene-editing storms evo-devo labs
“CRISPR is a revolution all across biology, but for evo-devo it’s transformative,” says Arnaud Martin, an evolutionary developmental biologist at George Washington University in Washington DC. “We can do things we were not able to do before.”

Hebrew Nation Radio: Lutheran Church’s Rejection of Israel Brought Louisiana Flooding Catastrophe
After historic flooding devastated Louisiana this week, a Hebrew Roots radio station suggested that the statewide disaster could be understood as divine retribution for anti-Israel resolutions passed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) in New Orleans last weekend. “I think you can connect the dots,” wrote a news editor for Hebrew Nation Radio in an article about the flooding. “There is a measure for measure principle here.”

Leaked Board Documents: Soros Organization Tried To Buy Supreme Court Ruling On Illegal Immigration
Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros’ stated vehicle for progressive social change, orchestrated a well-funded attempt to secure a desired outcome in a U.S. Supreme Court case on illegal immigration enforcement, according to a newly discovered memo between the organization’s top U.S. officials and board members.

Ukraine President warns of conflict escalation, possible ‘martial law’
Poroshenko does not rule out a “full-scale Russian invasion” Ukraine’s president has said the likelihood of an escalation of the conflict with Russia and Russia-back separatists in eastern Ukraine “remains significant” and said he cannot rule out “a full-scale Russian invasion.”

Limbaugh: Feds thrust lesbians into farming for disturbing reason
A new federal plan encouraging lesbians to become farmers has a hidden, strategic purpose, according to radio host Rush Limbaugh, who is blasting it as “the latest Democrat scam.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture is holding a series of summits to push the role of lesbian farmers as a part of its “Rural Pride” campaign, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

Fake human sacrifice filmed at Cern, with pranking scientists suspected
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched an investigation into a video filmed at night on its Geneva campus depicting a mock ritual human sacrifice. The ceremony appears to have been staged in front of a statue of the Hindu deity Shiva that is on permanent display at the complex, home of the Large Hadron Collider.

Synagogue ruins discovered in Israel CONFIRM Jesus story in New Testament is true
He said: “This is the first synagogue discovered in the rural part of the Galilee and it confirms historical information we have about the New Testament, which says that Jesus preached at synagogues in Galilean villages.”

Russian-Iranian Cooperation in Syria is a ‘Slap in the Face to US and NATO’
Cooperation between Moscow and Tehran has been a “direct slap in the face” to the United States, the North Atlantic Alliance, as well as other countries and forces that are trying to destabilize Iran and Syria, political activist and journalist Navid Nasr told Radio Sputnik.

‘Arrogant, insensitive, wrong’: US VP Biden causes uproar with remark on Japan’s constitution
Joe Biden made a remark slamming Donald Trump, but ended up in deep water with Japan instead, saying that the US “wrote Japan’s constitution.” His comment was slammed as “arrogant”, “wrong”, and “insensitive” in Japan and beyond. “Does he not understand we wrote Japan’s constitution to say they couldn’t be a nuclear power?” he added.

Homes burn, thousands flee as out-of-control brush fire chars more than 25,600 acres in Cajon Pass
An explosive brush fire that ripped through canyons and flatlands in the Cajon Pass in less than a day continued to ravage hillsides and reduce homes to ash and rubble Wednesday, leaving even veteran firefighters bewildered. More than 80,000 people in the county’s rural communities have been forced to flee. An unknown number of homes were destroyed.

4-year-old Arkansas girl found abused told police her name was ‘idiot’
A 4-year-old Arkansas girl who was taken into protective custody after being zip-tied to her bed as punishment by her mother and her mother’s boyfriend thought her name was “idiot,” police said.

Central Oklahoma hit by 4.3-magnitude earthquake
LUTHER, Okla. – A 4.3 magnitude earthquake has struck central Oklahoma in the same area that’s been rattled by quakes over the past week. The U.S. Geological Survey says Wednesday’s quake was centered near Luther, about 28 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

4.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Chaman, surrounding areas
A moderate magnitude of 4.7 earthquake rocked Chaman, Pishin and adjoining areas on early Thursday morning. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the epicenter of the earthquake was located 51 km west of Pashin at the depth of 35 kilometre,a private news channel reporetd.

Earthquake Rattles Australia Tourist Towns
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has rocked tourist towns along more than 1,000 kilometres of Australia’s northeastern coastline.

US ready to ‘hand over’ the internet’s naming system
The US has confirmed it is finally ready to cede power of the internet’s naming system, ending the almost 20-year process to hand over a crucial part of the internet’s governance. The Domain Naming System, DNS, is one of the internet’s most important components. It pairs the easy-to-remember web addresses – like – with their relevant servers.

Turkey car bombs: Police station attacks kill six and injure 219
Two big car bombs have hit police stations in separate cities in Turkey, killing six people and wounding at least 219 others. The first attack targeted a police station in the eastern city of Van, killing one police officer and two civilians. Some 73 people were hurt. Hours later, a police station in Elazig was hit, killing at least three police officers and wounding 146 people.

India to tap Israeli radar tech to thwart terrorism in volatile Kashmir area
India is reportedly preparing to install Israeli radar technology in the jungles of the volatile Kashmir Valley region as part of operations to prevent terrorists from infiltrating from Pakistan. Representatives from India’s Border Security Force are due to visit Israel later in August as part of the acquisition of the detection system…

Merkel says refugees didn’t bring Islamist terrorism to Germany
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. More than a million people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere arrived in Germany last year.

In Leaked Doc, Germany Accuses Erdogan Of Supporting And Financing Terrorist Groups
While it will come as no surprise to readers of this site, which last year first revealed that Turkey was a key financial backer of the Islamic State, exchanging ISIS oil for cold, hard (USD) cash, it now appears that the Germans have finally caught up, after a leaked internal government document accused the Turkish government of supporting terrorist organizations such as Hamas, public broadcaster ARD reported yesterday. The leaked report, which just a year ago would have been called, what else – a tinfoil conspiracy theory – states the German government’s belief that Ankara has been deliberately financing Islamist and terror organizations with the direct consent of President Recep Erdogan.

Clinton Foundation hired cyber firm after suspected hacking: sources
Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable foundation hired the security firm FireEye to examine its data systems after seeing indications they might have been hacked, according to two sources familiar with the matter. So far, no message or document hacked from the New York-based Clinton Foundation has surfaced in public, the sources said.

The number of women in jail is reportedly skyrocketing, but no one knows why
Amid a fierce national debate on mass incarceration in the US, a new report has found that one population has been severely overlooked: women.

Dazzling blue lakes are forming in Antarctica — and they’ve got scientists worried
In a new study, scientists who study the largest ice mass on Earth — East Antarctica — have found that it is showing a surprising feature reminiscent of the fastest melting one: Greenland.

Iran to charge detained U.S. man with threatening country’s national security
Iran is preparing to indict a detained U.S. man, accusing him of acting against the country’s national security interests, a source familiar with the case has told The Foreign Desk. Gholamreza Shahini, 46, known to his friends as Robin, has come under the government’s radar for allegedly participating in the Green Revolution of 2009 against the government and collaborating on a TV interview with the US’ State Department-backed Voice of America, according to the indictment set to be unveiled at a Revolutionary Court.

Not Shocking: George Soros Funds Progressive War on Israel
he recent hack of George Soros’ “charitable” giving revealed nothing new. The man who told journalist Steve Kroft in a televised interview that roaming the streets of Budapest with his faux godfather to confiscate the property of his fellow Jews for the Nazis was the most exhilarating time of his life has long had a problem with both his Jewish roots and the creation of a Jewish state.

Frontrunning: August 18

  • World stocks rise, dollar weakens on divided Fed  (Read More)
  • U.S. Held Cash Until Iran Freed Prisoners (Read More)
  • Brazil police pull U.S. swimmers from flight amid robbery probe (Read More)
  • Rio’s Latest Headache: Loads of Empty Seats (Read More)
  • Clinton Foundation hired cyber firm after suspected hacking (Read More)
  • How Lending Club’s Biggest Fanboy Uncovered Shady Loans (Read More)
  • Spain PM seeks small party support to try to snap deadlock (Read More)
  • Lawsuit Alleges Banks Manipulated Australian Rate  (Read More)
  • Brexit Means Little to British Consumers When the Sun Is Shining (Read More)
  • Welcome to the ‘Meat Casino’! The Cattle Futures Market Descends Into Chaos (Read More)
  • Cathay Says Premium Travel Slumping, Prompting Discounts (Read More)
  • Turkey ‘to seize assets of 187 Gulen-linked businessmen (Read More)
  • How Bernie Sanders Avoided Disclosing His Personal Finances (Read More)
  • Samsung Climbs to Record, Defying Sluggish Smartphone Market (Read More)
  • Merkel says refugees didn’t bring Islamist terrorism to Germany (Read More)
  • Germany Sees Tailor-Made Brexit Deal as U.K. Tests Patience (Read More)
  • Serbia intercepts over 3,000 illegal migrants in a month (Read More)

Top Headlines – 8/18/2016

Turkey to Release 38,000 Prisoners to Make Room for Coup Plotters

At least 6 dead, more than 200 wounded in bombings targeting Turkish police

Inside the secretive religious movement that is being blamed for Turkey’s attempted coup

Turkey lashes out at Germany over allegations it has become Islamist “hub”

Israel to pay Turkey $20 million in compensation after six-year rift

Hezbollah official: Israel’s demise ‘closer than ever’

Hezbollah’s new cheap and dangerous drone

IDF arrests key Hamas elections official in the West Bank

Israel hands over body of Palestinian terrorist for burial

UN: Israel may ‘forcibly transfer’ 46 West Bank Beduin communities

Barak: Netanyahu gambled over the US military aid and lost

Netanyahu moves to head off weakening of his Likud powers

Jewish Persecution Rampant on US Campuses, Israeli Activists Tell Key Knesset Committee

Olympics: How countries have disrespected Israel

Russian Military Forces Staging Near Ukraine

Russian bombers fly from Iran to bomb Syrian militants for 2nd day

Russia Takes Swipe at U.S. State Department, Defends Using Iran Bases for Syria Strikes

Russia: Our Syria strikes out of Iran do not violate UN resolution 2231

Iran acknowledges Russia using its air base to strike Syria

Iran to charge detained U.S. man with threatening country’s national security

US held $400M payment to Iran until detainees were released, report says

China steps up ‘military cooperation’ with Assad as top admiral visits Damascus

18,000 people die in Syrian custody says Amnesty International

UN Syria envoy suspends its humanitarian task force amid continued fighting

Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo rubble after airstrike

Kurdish militia says Syrian planes bomb Kurdish-held city

I heard my opponent say, ‘Allahu Akbar’ – Olympic medalist Uri Sasson describes his experience fighting his Egyptian opponent. “He looked at us as if he wanted to murder us.”

Trump slams Obama, Clinton for ‘politically correct’ war against ISIS, warns of more attacks

Merkel says refugees didn’t bring Islamist terrorism to Germany

Migrant crisis: Greek islands see rising numbers in camps

Australian minister admits hundreds of migrants have been ‘stranded’ on nearby islands

North Korea says it has resumed plutonium production

S. Korea holds largest artillery drills near N. Korea border

Thailand plans to track tourists using their phones

Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets

Ryan Lochte spotted in North Carolina with Playboy playmate girlfriend as authorities nab his Olympic swimming teammates trying to leave Rio

Lawyer for Lochte’s teammates says they can’t leave Brazil until they testify

US flags called ‘liability,’ ordered removed from New York fire trucks

Asian Stocks Climb on Signs US Rate Hike Off Table for Now

Tim Kaine Once Said Cheating Politicians Should Resign – Including Bill Clinton

Clinton Foundation hired cyber firm after suspected hacking: sources

Hacking group claims to have NSA cyber-weapons

‘Auction’ of NSA tools sends security companies scrambling

This temporary tattoo can control your smartphone

Fake human sacrifice filmed at Cern, with pranking scientists suspected

Thursday’s full moon: The lunar eclipse that no one will notice

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Bowen, Australia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kandrian, Papua New Guinea

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits the Fiji region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Fiji region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Ile Hunter, New Caledonia

Scientists find likely cause of 2011 Virginia earthquake, believe there may be more to come

DC National Cathedral still being repaired after 2011 earthquake

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 22,000ft

Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,500ft

Suwanosejima volcano on Japan erupts to 10,000ft

Tropical Storm Fiona Expected to Strengthen in the Central Atlantic

Three tropical depressions have formed in the Pacific

Tropical Depression threatens to unleash late-week flooding in China, Vietnam and Laos

Louisiana braces for flooding rain that may exacerbate ‘worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy’

‘It Turns Your Heart Upside Down’: Flooding Crisis in Louisiana Far From Over

Louisiana flood death toll reaches 13 as victims face housing shortage

California remains in severe drought, but mandatory water cuts still off

Record-breaking heat to scorch Pacific Northwest late this week

Dazzling blue lakes are forming in Antarctica – and they’ve got scientists worried

Alaskan village votes in favour of relocating due to climate change

Pesticide-resistant whitefly could ‘devastate’ many US crops

Devastating plant fungus may eradicate bananas within five years

Stop dumping your pet fish, they’re growing into monsters

Zika virus: Floridians fear ‘Pandora’s box’ of genetically altered mosquitos

Flakka: What is the ‘zombie drug’ blamed for face-eating attacks?

Duterte Slams UN for ‘Interfering’ in Philippine Drug War

Target to expand bathroom options in stores amid boycott threats over transgender policy

Meditation in virtual reality: it’s like French philosophy meets the Matrix

Don’t Get Caught With Your Head In The Clouds

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 10:17 AM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) One of the greatest topics of debate in the Body of Christ is the “Coming of the Lord” and the “Rapture” of…

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TWITTER Suspends 235,000 Accounts Over ‘Extremism’…

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 09:15 AM PDT

Twitter one of the Social Media giants has just suspended 235,000 accounts that promoted terrorism over the last six months, as part of a continuing effort…

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North Korea Threatens to Destroy US Military Bases…

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 08:13 AM PDT

According to a new repot this morning, Pyongyang has threatened to destroy all US military bases in the Asia-Pacific Region should Washington dare to take…

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West Virginia City Reeling from 27 heroin overdoses in 4 hours

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 08:10 AM PDT

Tragic news is hitting a state that has recently seen a move of God with Revival services being reported from the region making National news…

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Did The NSA just Get Hacked?

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 07:27 AM PDT

An almost day-long outage of the National Security Agency’s website has raised further questions as to whether America’s most secretive surveillance agency has itself been…

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Turkey considering military ties with Russia as NATO shows unwillingness to cooperate

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 07:16 AM PDT

Unbelievable! And yet another piece of the prophetic puzzle comes together before our eyes. Not only are we witnessing Iran and Russia forming an alliance…

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Russia-Iran cooperation in Syria sends message to US

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 07:12 AM PDT

Russia’s use of an Iranian air base to bomb targets in Syria sends a message to Washington as it weighs a military partnership with Moscow:…

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DEVELOPING: Tropical Storm Fiona forms in the Atlantic, expected to strengthen

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 07:07 AM PDT

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Fiona has formed over the central Atlantic, becoming the season’s sixth named storm. The storm’s maximum sustained…

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South Korea holds Largest Ever Artillery Drills Near North Korea Border

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 07:03 AM PDT

South Korea’s army on Thursday conducted its largest-ever artillery drills near the tense border with North Korea, but there was no immediate military response from…

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Posting a Bible verse – a federal crime?

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 06:55 AM PDT

Are we coming to the time in America where simply posting a Bible verse could be deemed as a federal crime? She was court-martialed after…

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Fourth brain-eating amoeba case of the year Strikes America

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 06:48 AM PDT

An unidentified patient in Florida is being treated after being infected with a brain-eating amoeba last week, according to the Florida Department of Health. It…

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Chilling ‘Satanic Human Sacrifice’ Ritual at CERN Sparks Fears From Workers

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 06:43 AM PDT

A chilling video has surfaced displaying a group of ‘researchers’ at the CERN Large Hadron Collider staging a chilling ‘satanic human sacrifice’ ritual.  The footage…

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Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets…

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 06:37 AM PDT

Not only is Venezuela collapsing from their economy plunging many into starvation but now it appears that Venezuelan police are crushing and chopping up nearly 2,000…

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Princeton HR department: Don’t use word ‘man’…

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 06:31 AM PDT

The Princeton University HR department has largely wiped the word “man” from its vocabulary. The relatively new policy in effect at the Ivy League institution…

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Threat of all-out war in Ukraine as Putin places 40,000 troops on border…

Posted: 18 Aug 2016 06:28 AM PDT

War Drums are pounding louder this morning as reports indicate that as many as 40,000 Russian troops are massing on the country’s border with Ukraine…

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DEVELOPING: Wildfire Displays ferocity never seen before by veteran California firefighters

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 06:01 PM PDT

(AP) A wildfire with a ferocity never seen before by veteran California firefighters raced up and down canyon hillsides, instantly engulfing homes and forcing thousands…

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North Korea shrinks warning time for nuclear attack on America

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 05:58 PM PDT

The US government is increasingly concerned that advances in North Korea’s weapons program have dramatically decreased the warning time for a nuclear attack on America…

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MARK OF THE BEAST WATCH: Temporary tattoo can control your smartphone

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 05:26 PM PDT

Once again we are seeing technology pushing for methods that will prepare the way for the acceptance of the coming “Mark of the Beast” in…

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MERKEL: Refugees didn’t bring terror…Islam belongs in Germany…

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 05:21 PM PDT

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was…

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DAMAGE CONTROL: Target Now Installing “Private Bathrooms” At All Stores

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 05:16 PM PDT

Looks like Target is now changing their tune with their hard-nosed stance on “Transgender Bathroom” access. According to a report the plunging sales and a…

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Decadent Europe Parallels the Decline of Rome

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 05:11 PM PDT

Montaigne, Goethe and Edward Gibbon were the first to question the reasons that led the greatest empire in history, Rome, to its rapid decline and…

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Cisco Systems ‘Prepares To Cut 14,000 Jobs’, UK Will Feel Brunt of Cuts

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 04:34 PM PDT

The Job Cuts keep coming as now Cisco Systems is reportedly planning to lay off up to 14,000 employees, in what would be the largest…

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Louisianna Floods Worst Natural Disaster Since Hurricane Sandy

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 04:26 PM PDT

Just how bad is the recent Louisianna flooding? According to a new report, The Red Cross is calling it the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy,…

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100 Thousand Jobs Gone and More Cuts Coming

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 04:00 PM PDT

Technology is putting Americans out of work at a record pace.  According to a new report, at the same time, fiscal fourth-quarter earnings beat on…

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Tehran to charge detained American citizen with ‘threatening national security’…

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 03:46 PM PDT

Iran is preparing to indict a detained U.S. man, accusing him of acting against the country’s national security interests, a source familiar with the case…

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Joe Biden Exposes Military Aide with Nuclear Codes During Campaign Rally for Hillary

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 11:55 AM PDT

Joe Biden does what he does best and that is say something crazy and controversial. A recent report indicated that Vice President Joe Biden revealed…

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Large Unmarked passenger planes spotted flying from Vegas airport to top secret military base

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 11:44 AM PDT

We are familiar with Area 51 and the many conspiracy theories and claims that been birthed from this mysterious location and now mysterious unmarked aircraft…

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DEVELOPING: Russian military massing forces near Ukraine…

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 11:38 AM PDT

The Pentagon has identified eight staging areas in Russia where large numbers of military forces appear to be preparing for incursions into Ukraine, according to…

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Atheist Group Demands Football Coaches on ‘Last Chance U’ Stop Praying With Players

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 11:22 AM PDT

Here we go again with demands of football coaches to stop praying with their team! Now a report is indicating that One of America’s largest…

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BBC Ignores Olympian Usain Bolt’s Commitment to Christ

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 11:18 AM PDT

Don’t you love when the Main Stream Media purposely goes silent regarding certain headlines? One example comes from the Olympics. The fastest man on the…

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Evidence of Catastrophic Biblical Flood Found in China?

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 11:15 AM PDT

If you believe in the Bible than this next report shouldn’t really shock you at all. According to a new report from CBN, Chinese scientists…

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Boys Who Identify as Girls Now Allowed on Overnight Field-Trips

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 10:17 AM PDT

(By Todd Starnes) Teachers in Charlotte, North Carolina have been advised to stop calling the children “boys and girls,” according to a training presentation on…

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Over 82,000 People Evacuated As California Wildfire Rages On

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 10:14 AM PDT

California has been hammered this year by Wildfires and it doesn’t seem to be letting up! Reports are indicating that as many as 82,000 people…

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Obama to force women’s shelter to admit ‘Transgender’ Men

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 10:00 AM PDT

Well, the forced legislation continues to roll out from this current administration regarding the compliance of the new “Transgender Laws” that has been enforced from the…

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First Century Synagogue Discovered In Galilee

Posted: 17 Aug 2016 09:39 AM PDT

A site called Tel Rekhesh, which corresponds to the first-century village of Anaharath, inches underground has been discovered by Archaeologists in Israel.  It’s being called a…

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Is Russia About To Invade Ukraine?

Russian Military Parade - Photo by Vitaly V. KuzminWar is coming, but unfortunately most Americans are completely oblivious to what is about to happen. In recent weeks, tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have been massing at eight staging areas along Russia’s border with Ukraine, and some Pentagon officials believe that this could represent preparations for a full-scale invasion. But ultimately Russia has much bigger concerns than just Ukraine. At this point, the Russian people view the United States more negatively than they did even during the height of the Cold War, and their leading thinkers openly talk about the inevitability of a future conflict between the two superpowers. The Russians have been feverishly upgrading and modernizing their strategic nuclear forces in anticipation of that conflict, but unfortunately the U.S. military has not made similar strides under the Obama administration. As a result, the balance of power has shifted dramatically in favor of the Russians. (Read More…)

81% of Americans worse off now than 10 years ago

The Bible in America: 6-Year Trends (Barna Group)

With over 5 billion copies sold, the Bible remains earth’s most-read book. But the world in which we read and engage with the Bible is rapidly changing.

When All Seems Wrong with the World (Lianna Davis, Of Larks)

God is glorified when we leave to Him the determination of circumstances—what is right or wrong to bring into any one of our lives.

15 Questions to Keep the Gospel Central in Your Life (Kevin Halloran, Word + Life)

What do you desire more than anything else? What do you find yourself daydreaming or fantasizing about?

Is Spending Money on Entertainment and Leisure OK with God? (Randy Alcorn, Eternal Perspective Ministries)

…it’s not what you give but what you keep that determines your lifestyle, but giving away a lot helps what you keep to not rule you or be your idol.

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 In A Nutshell

Now, with regard to this rule of faith—that we may from this point acknowledge what it is which we defend—it is, you must know, that which prescribes the belief that there is one only God, and that He is none other than the Creator of the world, who produced all things out of nothing through His own Word, first of all sent forth; that this Word is called His Son, and, under the name of God, was seen “in diverse manners” by the patriarchs, heard at all times in the prophets, at last brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb, and, being born of her, went forth as Jesus Christ; thenceforth He preached the new law and the new promise of the kingdom of heaven, worked miracles; having been crucified, He rose again the third day; (then) having ascended into the heavens, He sat at the right hand of the Father; sent instead of Himself the Power of the Holy Ghost to lead such as believe; will come with glory to take the saints to the enjoyment of everlasting life and of the heavenly promises, and to condemn the wicked to everlasting fire, after the resurrection of both these classes shall have happened, together with the restoration of their flesh. This rule, as it will be proved, was taught by Christ, and raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XIIl

Ravi Zacharias explains the gospel in two minutes:

The Gospel on 5 Fingers

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.

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Who do you think that I am?

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

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

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The Perseverance (Security) of the Saints

Notice all the Scripture references!

It is not just a handful of texts that teach the perseverance of the saints: the entire gospel sustains and confirms it. The Father has chosen them before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), ordained them to eternal life (Acts 13:48), to be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom. 8:29). This election stands (Rom. 9:11; Heb. 6:17) and in due time carries with it the calling and justification and glorification (Rom. 8:30). Christ, in whom all the promises of God are Yes and Amen (2 Cor. 1:20), died for those who were given him by the Father (John 17:6, 12) in order that he might give them eternal life and not lose a single one of them (6:40; 17:2); he therefore gives them eternal life and they will never be lost in all eternity; no one will snatch them out of his hand (6:39; 10:28).

The Holy Spirit who regenerates them remains eternally with them (14:16) and seals them for the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30). The covenant of grace is firm and confirmed with an oath (Heb. 6:16–18; 13:20), unbreakable like a marriage (Eph. 5:31–32), like a testament (Heb. 9:17), and by virtue of that covenant, God calls his elect. He inscribes the law upon their inmost being, puts his fear in their heart (Heb. 8:10; 10:14ff.), will not let them be tempted beyond their strength (1 Cor. 10:13), confirms and completes the good work he has begun in them (1 Cor. 1:9; Phil. 1:6), and keeps them for the return of Christ to receive the heavenly inheritance (1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:4–5).

In his intercession before the Father, Christ acts in such a way that their faith may not fail (Luke 22:32), that in the world they may be kept from the evil one (John 17:11, 20), that they may be saved for all times (Heb. 7:20), that their sins will be forgiven them (1 John 2:1), and that they may all be where he is to behold his glory (John 17:24). The benefits of Christ, which the Holy Spirit imparts to them, are all irrevocable (Rom. 11:29). Those who are called are also glorified (8:30). Those who are adopted as children are heirs of eternal life (8:17; Gal. 4:7). Those who believe have eternal life already here and now (John 3:16). That life itself, being eternal, cannot be lost. It cannot die since it cannot sin (1 John 3:9). Faith is a firm ground (Heb. 11:1), hope is an anchor (6:19) and does not disappoint us (Rom. 5:5), and love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation, volume 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008), 270.

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