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August 22, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Republican Rep, Jason Chaffetz of Utah said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the oversight panel he leads wants the FBI to provide a non-classified version of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server while seceretary of state that can be released publicly.

The Obama administration was barred by a judge from enforcing a directive that U.S. public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identity. A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday sided with Texas and 12 other states that argued the administration’s policy usurps local control and threatens students’ safety and privacy.

With U.S. university endowments at record values, the public’s enchantment with the small perks that tax-exempt private schools provide to their hometowns has faded. Two dozen New Jersey residents grew so frustrated that earlier this year they joined a lawsuit challenging Princeton University’s property-tax exemption, with one plaintiff calling the state’s only Ivy League school a “hedge fund that conducts classes.”

The possibility of a terrorist attack or other provocations by North Korea is increasing as Kim Jong Un’s regime struggles to stem defections of key government officials, South Korean President Park Geun Hye said at a national security meeting Monday.

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Germany is planning to urge its citizens to stockpile food, water and other supplies in the event of a catastrophe or armed attack. The move would be the first of its kind since the end of the Cold War.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), warned that Gulf Coast states are the most susceptible to a new Zika outbreak. “Well, the ones that are most at risk are those along the Gulf Coast. I would not be surprised if we see cases in Texas, in Louisiana, particularly now where you have a situation with flooding in Louisiana.”

The oldest millennials – nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers – are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults – now nearing 20 themselves – find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry. Now millennials have edged out baby boomers as the largest living generation in U.S. history. How they vote on Nov. 8 will shape the political landscape for years to come.

It’s touted as the “world’s highest and longest” glass-bottom bridge, elegantly stretched between two mountain peaks in central China’s Hunan province. And as of this weekend, it’s open to visitors. Now, one can walk the 470-yard length of the glass bridge, which is positioned a vertigo-inducing 328 yards above the ground.

The wedding of Besna and Nurettin Akdogan was no small affair: as the celebrations were winding down, the streets were still packed with hundreds of guests. Amid the festivities, no one took notice of the child that had wandered into the dancing crowd; on such occasions, even the youngest are allowed to stay up late. An hour before midnight, the child – no more than 14 years old – detonated his vest of explosives, killing 53 wedding guests, including at least 22 children. The bride and groom survived, but were among the 69 wounded.

A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan for a third consecutive day early Sunday though there were no immediate reports of people injured or damage.

South Korea and the United States began annual military drills Monday despite North Korea’s threat of nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would be sacking every member of his administration who was appointed by a previous President. The move – the latest in what Duterte calls a campaign against corruption – is one of several that have left critics troubled over what they say is an excessive wielding of executive power. “It will number in the thousands.”

Around 1,800 people from the Chinese community in France took part in a march near Paris Sunday calling for greater security after a deadly robbery earlier this month.

Hundreds protested peacefully on Sunday in Istanbul calling for justice after the brutal murder of a transgender woman earlier this month in Turkey.

The US military has slashed the number of intelligence advisers directly supporting the Saudi-led coalition’s air war in Yemen, the US Navy said Saturday, following concerns over civilian casualties.

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A crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $40,000 to help Ethiopia’s Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa seek asylum.

An attempt to use software to help prevent gun crime in Chicago did not save lives, according to a study.

Iran says Russia has stopped using one of its airbases to bomb targets in Syria for the time being. Defence Minister Hossein Deghan had earlier criticized Russia for publicizing the raids last week, saying it had exhibited a “show-off” attitude.

Iraq has hanged 36 men convicted over the massacre of hundreds of soldiers near the city of Tikrit in June 2014.

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With diabetes affecting more than 415 million people worldwide and taking the lives of 1.5 to 5 million every year, researchers think they may have found a link to fluoridation of water supplies.

Teachers at Carlos Rey Elementary School are in a tough situation after their assistant principal told them to stop calling their students “boys and girls.”

The Barnabas Fund, which works with persecuted Christians worldwide, said that the predominantly Muslim nation’s three streams of Christianity – Orthodox, evangelical and Catholic – have agreed on a plan that would allow church repairs and construction.


Top News – 8/22/2016

Archaeologists unearth mysterious pyramid in Kazakhstan which pre-dates Giza’s
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have stumbled upon what they believe are the ruins of an ancient pyramid in Kazakhstan which would considerably pre-date some of Egypt’s iconic pyramids.

Volcano blows after multiple earthquakes sparking fear of monster deadly eruption
The increased seismic activity this weekend could mean it is bubbling up for a devastating “big one” eruption – the likes of which have not been seen since 2000 when 41,000 people had to evacuate.

‘White Lives Matter’ Protesters Rally at NAACP Building in Texas
“We came out here to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities that organizations like Black Lives Matter and other pro-black organizations have caused the attack and killing of white police officers, the burning down of cities and things of that nature,”

Aborted Babies Reportedly Cut Open while Still Alive
In a grisly description of the experiments, the Journal says: “The thorax [chest] was opened and the heart was observed directly. When the heart was beating, the fetus was returned to the chamber and the experiment was resumed.” One of the babies survived for 11 hours under these brutal conditions.

Earthquake Hits Sumba almost Every Day
The quakes that hit Sumba have been in a range of 2 to 5 magnitude. There have been no records of damage, but the series of quakes have sent people into the constant panic.

Rudy Giuliani says Hillary Clinton has a secret illness. His supposed proof? Online videos.
“It is extremely important to note that Hillary Clinton has taken a lot of time off the campaign trail,” Pierson said. “It is something that needs to be addressed.”

As Predicted, Obamacare Is Absolutely Killing The Middle Clas
The critics of Obamacare have been proven right. The Obama administration promised that health insurance premiums would go down. Instead, they have absolutely skyrocketed.

Rudy Giuliani says Hillary Clinton has a secret illness. His supposed proof? Online videos.
“It is extremely important to note that Hillary Clinton has taken a lot of time off the campaign trail,” Pierson said. “It is something that needs to be addressed.”

Southern Command Warns Sunni Extremists Infiltrating From South
Sunni extremists are infiltrating the United States with the help of alien smugglers in South America and are crossing U.S. borders with ease, according to a U.S. South Command intelligence report. The Command’s J-2 intelligence directorate reported recently in internal channels that “special interest aliens” are working with a known alien smuggling network in Latin America to reach the United States. The smuggling network was not identified.

Reinforce border fence with pigs’ heads to better repel refugees, Hungarian MEP proposes
While makeshift scarecrows placed on border fences might keep refugees from entering Hungary, severed pigs’ heads would be an even better deterrent, a Hungarian MEP has said sparking a barrage of criticism and drawing bitter comments online.

He aborted over 48,000 babies. Then he pulled a baby’s beating heart out with his forceps.
As I pull out the mess, thinking it will be bone fragments I lay it on the cloth, I look, and I see a human heart, contracting and expanding and beating, beating, beating. I thought I would go mad.

In France, ‘the jihadists have won’
With Christianity dead in France, there is no national political will to address the increasing attacks by radical Islam, says a professor at the University of Paris, which has brought the country to its knees.

Hundreds of flights cancelled as typhoon hits Tokyo
Typhoon Mindulle made landfall at about 12:30pm local time (04:30 GMT) in Tateyama city, some 80km (50 miles) southeast of the capital. The storm packed gusts of up to 180 km/h (112 mph), and was headed north at a speed of 20 km/h, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. Officials have warned of landslides and flooding.

Egyptian FM sparks uproar by saying Israel not guilty of ‘terrorism’
Sameh Shoukry says Israel’s actions against Palestinians cannot be characterized as terror.

Poll: Israeli Jews fear Palestinians, reject plan for PA state
Few Israeli Jews and Palestinian Authority Arabs support the basic outline of a final status agreement along the lines of the offer made by then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak to Yasser Arafat in the summer of 2000, a new joint poll reveals.

Ventotene summit to chart roadmap for EU’s response to Brexit vote
The leaders of the eurozone’s three largest countries will meet on a small southern Italian island on Monday for further talks on the way forward for the European Union following Britain’s shock vote to leave. The meeting aims “to show the unity of Europe’s three biggest countries, but not to create a specific club”…

Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near Mammoth Lakes
A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon four miles from Mammoth Lakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:47 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile. In the last 10 days, there have been five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

Teenagers struck by depression ‘epidemic’
The number of middle-class teenage girls suffering from anxiety or depression has surged in the past decade with more than a third now experiencing symptoms of “psychological distress”. A government study into the mental wellbeing of 30,000 teenagers, seen by The Times, found that girls were more than twice as likely as boys to suffer symptoms of mental ill health.

German minister wants facial recognition systems at airports, train stations
Germany’s Interior Minister wants to introduce facial recognition software at train stations and airports to help identify terror suspects following two Islamist attacks in the country last month. Speaking to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, Thomas de Maiziere said internet software was able to determine whether persons shown in photographs were celebrities or politicians.

Chileans protest against Pinochet-era private pension scheme
Hundreds of thousands of people across Chile have taken part in protests against the country’s controversial privatised pension plan. The scheme was launched in 1981, during the military government of General Augusto Pinochet. Protesters say some 10 million people who joined have now been left with very low retirement incomes – less than minimum wage in many cases.

IDF turns up the heat in response to rocket fired at Sderot
The IDF late Sunday night launched a wide series of air strikes against Hamas targets in an apparent turning up of the heat for a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip Sunday afternoon, which had exploded in the southern Israeli community of Sderot between two homes near the local train station. Earlier Sunday, the IDF took a limited counterstrike, hitting only two Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip…

Egyptian FM sparks uproar by saying Israel not guilty of ‘terrorism’
Months after visiting Israel in what many perceived as a sign of warming ties between Cairo and Jerusalem, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry made headlines…when he told a group of students that Israel’s actions in regard to the Palestinians do not constitute terrorism. Despite the 1979 peace treaty…Israel is not often spoken of as an ally by political figures in Egypt publicly or in the media.

‘Unprecedented’: Deadly parasite kills thousands of fish, prompts Yellowstone river closure
Nearly 200 miles of a popular Yellowstone river is closed to the public, as thousands of fish have gone belly up in an “unprecedented” way. Officials in Montana suspect the cause is a human-spread parasitic disease. Officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) say the 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River would not reopen until fish stop dying. As of Friday morning, up to 4,000 fish have been counted, but a real number is believed to be in the tens of thousands.

“Massacre of Unprecedented Cruelty and Barbarism” in Turkey Leaves 30 Wedding Guests Dead
Wedding festivities turned into horrific scenes of horror and bloodshed in southern Turkey on Saturday night, where a terror bombing attack on an outdoor wedding celebration left 50 dead and 94 injured. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the Islamic State (ISIS) was the “likely perpetrator”

3rd strong earthquake shakes northern Japan, no tsunami alerts issued
Today’s earthquake was the third strong quake in as many days near Mikayo, Japan in the Iwate prefecture. It was followed by two magnitude 5.3 aftershocks.

Baby steps: Japan’s armed forces
Until a year ago, when the government of Shinzo Abe passed controversial legislation reinterpreting Japan’s constitutional ban on its armed forces taking part in foreign conflicts, even its UN peacekeepers were forbidden to fight to protect themselves. Now, the Self-Defence Forces may take part in “collective self-defence” with allies. The first tentative steps begin this week: the SDF will carry out exercises for rescuing UN staff under attack, and jointly defending peacekeepers’ barracks that come under fire.

“It’s Not Some Barbarous Relic” – Trump Adviser Urges Return To Gold Standard
With this in mind, Fortune reached out to Dr. Judy Shelton, one of two economists recently named to Donald Trump’s economic advisory team, and the only woman to hold that title. Shelton is a senior fellow and co-director of the Atlas Sound Money Project, whose mission is to promote the principles of sound money and raise awareness of what they see as the inherent problems of our current monetary system. Dr. Shelton first rose to prominence when she predicted the economic collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, two years before it transpired.

Why Is China Building A New City In Georgia?
It was a patch of modern urban China transplanted upon the Georgian countryside. Rolling, verdant hills abruptly gave way to the tight phalanx of identical ten story apartment blocks that sat on a perfectly aligned street grid, with a sturdy gate surrounding the perimeter. The exteriors of the buildings were decorated with heavily pronounced occidental facades — faux maroon bricks, ornately framed windows, and dozens of little rectangular balconies. It was the same scene I’ve looked upon thousands of times while wandering through the hinterlands of China’s cities, which wasn’t at all a coincidence: this new city in Georgia is 100% Chinese.

Germany to tell people to stockpile food and water in case of attacks: FAS
For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the German government plans to tell citizens to stockpile food and water in case of an attack or catastrophe, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper reported on Sunday. Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month. Berlin announced measures earlier this month to spend considerably more on its police and security forces and to create a special unit to counter cyber crime and terrorism.


The Briefing 08-22-16

Turkish wedding suicide bomber who killed 50 was just a child, between 12 and 14 yrs old

The good, the bad, and the weird: What can we learn about humanity from the 2016 Olympics?

The “queerest” Olympics ever? The unsettled conscience and uncertain future of LGBT sport

The gender revolution arrives at the clothing store—but it’s still organized male-female

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Top Headlines – 8/22/2016

Egyptian president says Russian President Vladimir Putin ready to host direct talks between PM Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

Israeli delegation in Cairo to discuss peace push – report

Palestinian rocket strikes Israel, drawing Israeli reprisal

IAF strikes terrorist infrastructure targets in Gaza following the rocket attack in Sderot

IDF continues pounding Hamas targets into night

Hamas set to take majority of West Bank cities in local elections

Hamas threatens to abuse Israeli hostages, renew fighting

Hamas parade displays ‘prisons for the enemy’

PA, Hamas recycle lie ‘radical Jew’ set fire to Al-Aqsa Mosque

Iraq executes 36 men convicted in ISIS massacre of hundreds of soldiers

US officials: Up to 100,000 Iran-backed fighters now in Iraq

Syrian rebels prepare to attack Islamic State town from Turkey

Top US commander warns Russia, Syria

More critics of Kremlin find speaking out can be deadly

The Latest: Vladimir Putin Sends Condolences to Turkey

Turkey wedding suicide bomber ‘was child aged 12-14’

Iran releases images of new missile defence system

Saudi jets strike Yemen’s capital during 100,000 strong rally in support of Houthis

At least 17 killed in bombings near Somali government offices, market

Germany to tell people to stockpile food and water in case of attacks

German minister wants facial recognition systems at airports, train stations

Italy Seeks to Relaunch EU Ideal with Symbolic Summit

‘I don’t give a sh*t about them’: Philippine president threatens to leave ‘stupid’ UN

Donald Trump ‘wrestling’ with how – and whether – to deport 11 million people from U.S.

American journalism is collapsing before our eyes

NASA to launch asteroid-sampling mission in three weeks

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Hachinohe, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Chichi-shima, Japan

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Typhoon Mindulle poised to hit Tokyo area as another storm lashes Hokkaido

More than 100,000 ask for federal help in aftermath of Louisiana floods

Over 17,000 firefighters battle monster fires in US

Another epidemic: Yellow fever in Africa and Asia

A Yellow Fever Epidemic Made Worse by a Vaccine Shortage


Frontrunning: August 22

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  • Show of European unity: Merkel, Hollande, Renzi meet to discuss gameplan (Read More)
  • Rainy Rio wraps up challenging Games on upbeat tropical note (Read More)
  • Japan’s Abe Plays Super Mario in Rio to Promote 2020 Tokyo Games (Read More)
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Health Officials Warn Louisiana Flooding Could Help Spread Zika

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 10:17 AM PDT

As if the flooding in Louisiana wasn’t bad enough already, The American public health experts are now warning that the Zika epidemic first identified in…

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Obama Readies One Last Push for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 10:06 AM PDT

It appears that Obama is pushing for the Tran-Pacific Partnership to be complete before his final term comes to a close this November. His successor,…

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Three Tropical Systems Spin Near Japan At Once

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 08:21 AM PDT

Japan was on heightened alert as Satellite imagery this weekend showed an interesting sight near Japan as a trio of tropical systems spun near the…

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No Scientific Evidence That People Are Born Gay or Transgender

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:51 AM PDT

Not sure how well this report will go over for the liberal media and the opponents of the study but Distinguished scholars at Johns Hopkins…

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Israel’s first transgender beauty pageant

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:46 AM PDT

Transgender shock waves aren’t just covering the United States but now a report from the Middle East is indicating that Israel is now placing one…

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Are We Entering A “Restaurant Recession”?

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:41 AM PDT

In case you haven’t noticed there has been a lot of restaurants going bankrupt or cutting stores across the Nation. In the last several weeks, the picture…

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Refugee Risks Everything to Bring Muslims to Christ

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:32 AM PDT

You will find few Believers like you will see in this story. Many Christian refugees escaping Middle East violence and persecution deal with danger no…

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Activist Seeks ‘Aggressive Punishment’ of Air Force Major Who Left Open Bible on Desk

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:27 AM PDT

Perhaps you remember the story we brought you last week on the Air Force Major who left his Bible open on his desk and resulted…

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North Korea threatens to turn US and South Korea into ‘Heap of Ashes’…(AGAIN)

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:21 AM PDT

The bully is at it again with his threats! Reports indicate that North Korea has condemned the US and South Korean armies after they were…

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Sunni Extremists Infiltrating the United States

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:14 AM PDT

A new report from The Washington Free Beacon is indicating that Sunni extremists are infiltrating the United States with the help of alien smugglers in…

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New York Times Tech Columnist Calls on Google to Hide Hillary Health Info

Posted: 22 Aug 2016 07:09 AM PDT

New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo is calling on Google to “fix” its search engine results to hide evidence of Hillary Clinton’s failing health….

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Bibles Removed From College Hotel Following Complaint From Atheist Activist Group

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 08:26 PM PDT

Looks like another one bites the dust as Officials at a public university in Arizona recently agreed to remove Gideon Bibles from the school’s hotel…

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US Commander Warns Russia and Syria Against Operations Near American Positions

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 08:20 PM PDT

In case you aren’t paying attention we are seeing multiple potential wars and conflicts on the horizon as tensions are reaching all time highs! Here…

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Flying Cockroaches Increasing With Excessive Heat

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 08:14 PM PDT

Flying cockroaches are on the rise due to extreme heat that has gripped many over the Nation. Silverman, an entomologist and professor at North Carolina State…

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Multiple Threats Loom For The Atlantic

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 08:07 PM PDT

Hurrican season is opening with a bang as according to reports, Two disturbances in the central and eastern Atlantic Ocean, Invest 99-L and Invest 90-L,…

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Judge Drops Marriage License Lawsuits Against Kim Davis

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 08:02 PM PDT

After a slew of lawsuits recently came against the Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, A federal judge has dismissed three lawsuits filed against her, Kim Davis refused to…

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2017 Solar Eclipse Not Seen In America since End of World War I

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 07:53 PM PDT

The coming Full Solar Eclipse in August of 2017 isn’t just another “Solar Eclipse” but according to a report, it will be the first significant eclipse…

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Deadly Hail wipes out vineyards in Languedoc, France

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 07:36 PM PDT

A freak hailstorm has struck France in Languedoc leaving residents in shock after the storm reportedly wiped out half the grape crop just days away…

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WAR DRUMS: Chinese ships and planes conduct war games in Sea of Japan

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 07:27 PM PDT

Continual war rhetoric continues as Chinese planes and ships held war games in the Sea of Japan last week, the military said, during which Beijing…

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GOP Advised To Dump Jesus or Risk Irrelevance

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 07:21 PM PDT

Here is a definite indicator of the times that we are living in for sure. According to a report from Breitbart, Salon Magazine has accused…

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Have Scientists Found Another Earth?

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 07:15 PM PDT

According to a new report from CBN News, Researchers have discovered the possibility of another earthlike planet that could sustain life. German news outlet Der…

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Elementary School Bans Teachers From Calling Students ‘Boys and Girls’

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 07:11 PM PDT

Looks like the ban on calling boys and girls by their gender identity is spreading. Recently we heard how teachers from a school in North…

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Colorado Forcing Parents To Sign Vaccination Documents

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 07:03 PM PDT

If you live in Colorado and have children this next story may send a chill up your spine or tabasco sauce up your leg? A…

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Clinton Death List Grows to 33!

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 06:57 PM PDT

The emphasis Clinton “Death List” is continuing to grow as of lately. When DNC staffer Seth Rich was gunned down near his affluent neighborhood in…

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Huma Abedin worked at a radical Muslim journal for a dozen years

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 06:52 PM PDT

Well isn’t this lovely? Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aide, and the woman who might be the future White House chief of staff to the first…

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WAR DRUMS: Gaza rocket strikes Israel, Israel strikes back…

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 06:49 PM PDT

Sparks began to fly as recently Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket that landed in the Israeli border town of Sderot on…

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Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Confirmed In Florida

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 06:45 PM PDT

The deadly Brain-eating Amoeba has been confirmed in Florida as a swim in an unsanitary body of fresh water has resulted in a Broward County…

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PROPHECY WATCH: Putin willing to host Israeli-Palestinian “Peace Talks”

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 06:29 PM PDT

Well isn’t this quite interesting? Look who’s extending the olive branch to Israel now.. According to a report coming out of the middle east, Amid…

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Depression Epidemic Strikes American Teenagers

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 06:22 PM PDT

Has a spirit of depression engulfed America and has placed a bullseye on the teens? According to a new report, The number of middle-class teenage girls…

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SPREADING: Health official warns Zika could spread across Gulf Of United States

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 06:19 PM PDT

The Zika Virus is on the move and now One of the top U.S. public health officials on Sunday warned that the mosquito-borne Zika virus…

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German Minister Calls For facial recognition at airports, train stations…

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 06:14 PM PDT

Germany’s Interior Minister wants to introduce facial recognition software at train stations and airports to help identify terror suspects following two Islamist attacks in the…

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Germany Advises Citizens To Stockpile Food and Water

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 06:08 PM PDT

A german newspaper is helping it’s citizens to be ready for anything that may come! The federal government wants to encourage the population again for…

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ISIS strikes wedding party in Turkey, 50 Plus Dead

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 06:02 PM PDT

A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday that…

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As Predicted, Obamacare Is Absolutely Killing The Middle Class

Posted: 21 Aug 2016 05:58 PM PDT

(By Michael Snyder) The critics of Obamacare have been proven right. The Obama administration promised that health insurance premiums would go down. Instead, they have…

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As Predicted, Obamacare Is Absolutely Killing The Middle Class

Obamacare Frustration - Public DomainThe critics of Obamacare have been proven right.  The Obama administration promised that health insurance premiums would go down.  Instead, they have absolutely skyrocketed.  The Obama administration promised that Obamacare would not kill jobs.  Instead, firms are hiring fewer workers because of suffocating health care costs.  As you will see below, even the Federal Reserve is admitting this.  The Obama administration also promised that the big health insurance companies would love the new Obamacare plans and would eagerly compete with one another to win customers in the new health insurance marketplaces.  Instead, many of the big health insurance companies are now dropping Obamacare plans altogether. (Read More….)


“Seven Signs Of A Deeply Dysfunctional Market”…

In his latest letter, Elliott Management’s Paul Singer reached new levels of bearishness, warning that the “bond market is broken”,  the loss of confidence from the failure of central bank actions “could be severe” and that “the ultimate breakdown (or series of breakdowns) from this environment is likely to be surprising, sudden, intense, and large.”

Overnight, one of the best credit analysts, Citi’s Matt King, followed up on Singer’s gloomy observations with a presentation showing seven signs why markets are deeply dysfunctional, highlighting the numerous “broken relationships” that have emerged as a result of central bank meddling, “from profits to political uncertainty, and spreads to standard deviations, traditional market relationships are being turned on their heads” and admits that “yes, it’s monetary policy we demonstrate is driving everything. And yet here too, there are worrying signs of what may become a breakdown.”

For the benefit of those who are still stuck trading in the “market” we present King’s entire must read presentation “Seven signs markets are deeply dysfunctional”, which we doubt will lead to smarter investing decisions, will at least provide some perspective on what we have dubbed since 2009, is a thoroughly broken market, something even the WSJ recently admitted.

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.


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.

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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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True Contentment

Philippians 4:11

Code: B160822

by Cameron Buettel

Contentment is elusive in this fallen world. People move through life full of regret of the past, anxiety about the future, and dissatisfaction with the present.

Frankly, that’s understandable. Life rarely plays out in alignment with our desires. Or as one “philosopher” from the sixties put it: “You can’t always get what you want.” Yet being unsatisfied with our past or present circumstances is only part of what causes the common lack in contentment.

Pessimism about the future also plays a needed role in our restless discontentment. Seemingly endless wars, spiraling debt, circusy elections, and moral anarchy all conspire together to stamp out any hope for the future. Closer to home the outlook isn’t better: family dysfunction, sickness, aging, and financial concerns constantly threaten to undermine any remaining contentedness in our households.

On top of all that, an unbelieving world searches for contentment in places where it can never be found. Wealth, power, prestige, and temporal pleasure all hold a strong allure, but they only cultivate our thirst for more. They end up becoming the source of more dissatisfaction rather than the solution to it.

The only true contentment comes from living life in reconciled harmony with the sovereign, unchanging God of the universe. It’s why the apostle Paul instructed the church at Philippi to,

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)

In that same chapter, Paul goes on to say that “I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am” (Philippians 4:11). That’s not to say that Paul had found a state of being that was free from suffering, disasters, or opposition. Rather, he was able to embrace all hardships as essential components of God’s sovereign plan. The contentment (autarkēs in the Greek) he describes transcends all of those things. His union with Christ brought with it a profound sense of satisfaction and independence from worldly distractions. And that was because Paul’s dependence and sufficiency were found in Christ: “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

John MacArthur elaborates further:

Paul was saying, “I have learned to be sufficient in myself—yet not in myself as myself, but as indwelt by Christ.”  He elsewhere expressed that subtle distinction: “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me”  (Galatians 2:20). Christ and contentment go together. [1] John MacArthur, Anxious for Nothing (Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2006) 129.

But Paul’s view was at loggerheads with the Greek philosophers of his day—the Stoics. John MacArthur explains:

The Stoics held that all reality is material, and they stressed putting aside passion and extravagance to perform one’s duty and gain true freedom. . . . They believed autarkēs or contentment was achieved only when one came to the point of total indifference. [2]Anxious for Nothing, 129.

But the contentment Paul described was never detached from his passions; rather, it was found in His ultimate passion—Christ. It wasn’t being disconnected from all things that made Paul content. It was His connectedness to Christ that was all-satisfying and the cause of Christ was all-consuming. His letters to the churches he planted are overflowing with love for Christ and love for His people. As John MacArthur points out: “Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he took the idea of contentment much further than it was taken even in the Greek culture, where the word first found its meaning.” [3]Anxious for Nothing, 130. What Paul left us with was a divinely inspired thank-you note.

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction.

You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:10–19)

Paul’s concluding words to the church at Philippi were an expression of his heartfelt gratitude for them. And behind that gratitude was a contentment found in the midst of extreme hardship in a Roman prison. He expressed that contentment—designed and provided by God—because he wanted the Philippians to know how to experience it as well.

In verses 10–19, as he thanked the Philippians for their gift, he indirectly offered himself as an example of contentment. Paul knew how to rejoice in every circumstance and be free from anxiety and worry, because his heart was guarded by the peace of God and the God of peace. His example is especially relevant to our utterly discontented culture. [4] John MacArthur, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary: Philippians (Chicago: Moody Press, 2001) 297.

In the days ahead we’ll take a closer look at Philippians 4:10–19—a passage that contains five indispensable principles for finding true contentment.


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Is the Roman Catholic Mass Biblical?

The Catholic Mass is a daily ritual performed by Roman Catholic priests.  Because the Sunday morning mass is the most well-attended mass of the week, many believe that the event is essentially equivalent to the Sunday morning Worship services held by Protestant churches.  This could not be further from the truth; there are a number of practices that set the Catholic Mass apart from Christian Lord’s Day worship.  The events of the Mass demonstrate the vast and unbiblical amount of power vested in the Roman Catholic Priesthood and should be very concerning to Bible-believing Christians.

Perhaps the most notable, and most troubling, aspect of the Mass is the sacrament of the Eucharist.  According to Paragraph #1336 of The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), the Mass seeks to “re-present” Jesus as a sacrifice during the observance of the Eucharist. CCC Paragraph #1367 communicates that the atoning Sacrifice of Jesus and the Eucharist are one in the same.  In other words, every time the Catholic Church observes the Eucharist during Mass, it is re-sacrificing Jesus. John O’Brien explains this well in his book The Faith of Millions, “The priest brings Christ down from heaven and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal victim for the sins of man, not once but a thousand times.”  These doctrines, as presented in the CCC, conflict with the biblical account.  As recorded in John 19:30, Jesus exclaimed “Tetelestai” as he died upon a Roman cross.  This verb is often rendered in English translations of the Bible as “It is finished!”. Its use indicates that the sin debt of the elect, for whom Christ died, has been paid in full.  The Greek perfect tense in which this verb is presented indicates that the debt has been paid in full with a perpetual effect; it has been paid in full once and for all.  Since the sin debt of the elect has been fully and perpetually paid, no further works are needed; Jesus need not be re-sacrificed in the Catholic Mass. The author of Hebrews put is this way “Christ (has) offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins.” (Hebrews 10:12 ESV).

The work that Jesus did on the cross was complete and is sufficient.  Because the Roman Catholic Church is centered around the false Roman Catholic doctrine of the Eucharist, Christians should neither attend nor promote it.  Doing so, only supports and perpetuates the unbiblical claims of the Roman Catholic Church and its powerful class of priests.  Priests are not only in control of the Eucharist, which is an essential sacrament of the Roman Catholic Church, they are also vested with the power to forgive sins.

CCC paragraph #1461 states that priests have, “the power to forgive all sins.” In CCC paragraph #1468, it is asserted that Indulgences can actually reconcile sinners with God. Furthermore, CCC paragraph #1471 affirms that indulgences (which are a remission of some or all sins) can even be applied to the dead. The Roman Catholic system of confession, indulgences, and penance is a system of works righteousness. Paul wrote in his epistle to the Galatians, “…we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.” (Galatians 2:16, ESV) Paul wrote a similar statement to the Ephesian church, “…by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9, ESV).  Paul’s statements contradict the Roman Catholic doctrines of Confession and Penance.  According to these doctrines, one must confess his sins to a priest at least once a year and perform the penance prescribed for those sins in order to receive saving grace. These doctrines were codified in Canon 21 by the Fourth Council of the Lateran and are included in paragraph #1424 of the CCC.

The Catholic Mass and the Catholic Priest are unbiblcial and should be repudiated by bible-believing Christians.

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Albert Mohler Blog: “What Became of the Christian Intellectuals? There is More to the Story.”

In this essay, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. responds to Alan Jacobs’ recent article on Christian intellectuals. Mohler writes:

“I deeply appreciate Professor Jacobs’s essay and I share his concern in general terms, but I see the situation somewhat differently. His critique of the current intellectual situation is accurate, and almost self-evidently so. His comments on the preoccupations of evangelical scholars and the vagueness of authors like Marilynne Robinson are apt. Evangelical scholars have generally addressed themselves to each other for the past few decades. But this is not so much a choice as a realization that the secular academy is either openly hostile or tone-deaf to ‘comprehensive worldviews,’ in the language of the late philosopher John Rawls. Meanwhile, the rare religious voices and literary figures who are cited and sometimes even feted within the intellectual salons are those who pose no threat of an awkward doctrine, much less any threat to the sexual revolution and its hegemony.”

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Even now many antichrists have appeared and from this we know that it is the last hour

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 1 Timothy 4:1 (NASB)

According to the words of our Lord Jesus Christ in John 15 the mark of Christian authenticity is abiding or remaining in Him. This is not simply a continual profession of faith, but a remaining faithful to Christ in our orthodox Christian faith. According to Paul, It is a two-fold action of departing from the faith and giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. The Apostle John called the Christian leaders who do this antichrists.

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