Daily Archives: September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)


Sep. 2, 2016 |


Vladimir Putin said the hacking of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails and documents was a service to the public, but denied U.S. accusations that Russia’s government had anything to do with it.

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch releases 510 pages of new State Dept documents that include e-mails from period of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of State, group says in e-mailed statement.

Companies kept adding to payrolls in August while measures of slack in the labor market were little changed, signaling steady hiring in the face of lackluster global growth. Payrolls climbed by 151,000 last month following a 275,000 gain in July that was larger than previously estimated, a Labor Department report showed Friday.

A SpaceX rocket blew up on a launchpad in Florida, marking the second loss of a spacecraft by Elon Musk’s venture in a little more than a year and hobbling a Facebook Inc. initiative to spread internet access across Africa.

As Detroit car makers and Silicon Valley tech giants vie to bring driverless cars to U.S. roads, Case IH, one of the world’s largest tractor makers, is looking to do the same down on the farm. This tractor — CNH calls it the Autonomous Concept Vehicle — has one obvious difference compared with more conventional models: there’s no cab for a driver.

AP Top Stories

Hurricane Hermine brought strong winds and flooding to a wide swath of Florida’s Gulf Coast early today, knocking out power to more than 150,000 and raising fears of additional damage as the storm swept across the state. Hermine made landfall at 1:30 a.m., becoming the first hurricane to hit Florida in 11 years, since Hurricane Wilma struck the Sunshine State in 2005.

The U.S. Treasury Department announced a series of new sanctions against Russia Thursday, which will be aimed at targets who have skirted previous penalties against Moscow that were put in place after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in 2014.

Archaeologists in Berlin have unearthed a large number of human bones from a site close to where Nazi scientists carried out research on body parts of death camp victims sent to them by sadistic SS doctor Josef Mengele, officials said Thursday.

Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people living in parts of Asia and Africa could be at risk of infection, based on a new analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns in those regions. Some of the most vulnerable countries include India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to the research.

Four suicide bombers who were trying to attack a Christian colony in Pakistan were killed early Friday during a gunfight with security forces outside the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered police to arrest and make an example of government officials accused of stealing food aid intended for victims of Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, the president’s spokesman said on Thursday.

In people with Alzheimer’s disease, a new investigational drug can dramatically reduce the amount of amyloid beta plaque, the tangled clumps of proteins that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, according to a new early study of the drug. The drug works by spurring the immune system to recognize and clear the plaques.

In October, the cost of a wholesale pound of cannabis was around $2,400 to $2,600. That price has almost been cut in half to between $1,400 and $1,600 last month, according to data from Tradiv, an online marijuana-distribution platform.

It looks like there’s a new red line in the Middle East. It has been laid down by the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals, which just let the Palestinian Authority off the hook for killing Americans. It’s a stunning decision that may be the beginning of the end of a decades-long effort to use civil law to hold accountable those responsible for the murder of Americans abroad.

When he was 2, Jeremy Shuler was reading books in English and Korean. At 6, he was studying calculus. Now, at an age when most kids are attending middle school, the exuberant 12-year-old is a freshman at Cornell University, the youngest the Ivy League school has on record.

The Wall Street Journal reports Walmart is eliminating thousands of highly-paid hourly hours who work in stores performing accounting and invoicing functions.


Australia’s prime minister has said he “read the riot act” to three ministers after they went home early, meaning his government lost a series of votes.

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched through the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, to protest against President Nicolas Maduro.

A Kenyan MP has asked the country’s parliament to pass a law to recognize a third gender to end discrimination against those who identify as intersex.

More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia, according to scientists writing in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Three hundred people are leaving a besieged rebel-held suburb of Syria’s capital, Damascus, as part of what the government has described as an amnesty.


The gun violence in Chicago is at a level not seen in twenty years, and that’s led to a proposal that bullets sold in Illinois come with serial numbers which could be traced, just like guns.

As two regional elections loom in Germany, the Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) has again increased traction in polls, furthering expectations the far-right, anti-Islam party will succeed in entering 10 of 16 state parliaments.

Top News – 9/2/2016

New Emails Show Clinton Foundation Donors Lobbied Huma For Diplomatic Passports
New emails released by Judicial Watch in connection with its probe of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation indicate Clinton Foundation donors lobbied senior Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin for diplomatic passports. Abedin responded positively to the donor inquiries, according to the email. The donors in question include Doug Band and Justin Cooper.

Hermine hits Florida coast as 1st hurricane in a decade
Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida’s Big Bend area early Friday as the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade, bringing soaking rain, high winds and thousands of power outages. Injuries were reported in Tallahassee as trees fell onto homes. The Category 1 storm hit just east of St. Marks around 1:30 a.m. EDT with winds around 80 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Hermine later weakened to a tropical storm as it moved farther inland.

Hermine hits Florida coast as 1st hurricane in a decade
Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida’s Big Bend area early Friday as the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade, bringing soaking rain, high winds and thousands of power outages. Injuries were reported in Tallahassee as trees fell onto homes. The Category 1 storm hit just east of St. Marks around 1:30 a.m. EDT with winds around 80 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Hermine later weakened to a tropical storm as it moved farther inland.

BREAKING: New Zealand 7.1-magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami
A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of the North Island in New Zealand and not long after a tsunami warning was issued, East Cape residents fled to higher ground after the shocks triggered tsunami activity along the coast in the region. The quake at 4.37am struck northeast of Te Araroha at a depth of 55km.

YouTube Declares War on Politically Incorrect Opinions
A new “advertiser friendly” policy introduced by YouTube will punish those who express politically incorrect opinions or dare to offend viewers by de-monetizing their content. The new rules have sparked an outcry from the YouTube community because they are so incredibly restrictive.

Pope Francis: Global Warming a ‘Sin,’ Man Can Atone by Recycling and ‘Car-Pooling’
In his message for the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” Thursday, Pope Francis said that human-induced global warming, as well as a loss of biodiversity are “sins” against God, which must be atoned for by planting trees, avoiding the use of plastic and paper and “separating refuse.” “Global warming continues, due in part to human activity,” Francis said…

National debt hits $19.5 trillion
The national debt hit $19.5 trillion for the first time ever this week, a little more than seven months after it hit the $19 trillion mark. The debt clocked in at $19.51 trillion at the end of Wednesday, the Treasury Department reported Thursday afternoon. Precise debt figures on any given day are released on the following business day.

Hurricane Hermine: ‘It’s going to be ugly’
The Big Bend was bracing Thursday for a direct hit from a hurricane — something it hasn’t experienced in years — as Hermine churned its way toward the shallow, surge-prone coastline. Hermine was expected to have top sustained winds around 80 mph as it makes landfall early Friday morning, perhaps near the mouth of the Aucilla River in Jefferson County.

Pakistan blast at court leaves several dead in Mardan
A suicide bomber has attacked a court in the northern Pakistani city of Mardan, killing at least 11 people and injuring nearly 30, officials say. The attacker threw a hand grenade before running into the court area and detonating a bomb, police told the BBC. Also on Friday, four suicide bombers targeted a Christian neighbourhood near Peshawar before being shot dead.

Gabon violence: More than 1,000 arrested after disputed election
Security forces in Gabon have arrested more than 1,000 people during a second day of violence following disputed presidential elections. Three people were killed in clashes in the capital, Libreville. Protests began after the announcement that President Ali Bongo had been narrowly re-elected in Wednesday’s vote.

Despite Israeli concerns, US set to OK fighter jet sales to Qatar, Kuwait
The United States is poised to sell $7 billion worth of Boeing Co fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait after years of delays, and it may start notifying US lawmakers as early as next week, four US- and Gulf-based sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The sales had stalled amid concerns raised by Israel, Washington’s closest Middle East ally, that equipment sent to equipment sent to Gulf Arab states would be used against it.

British Jewish MP targeted by anti-Semitic death threats
A Jewish member of the British Parliament was provided police protection after receiving online anti-Semitic death threats. Ruth Smeeth was repeatedly referred to as a “Yid,” the Jewish Chronicle reported. The message also said that “the gallows would be a fine and fitting place” for the 37 year old MP “to swing from”.

Letting terrorists off the hook for killing Americans
It looks like there’s a new red line in the Middle East. It has been laid down by the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals, which just let the Palestinian Authority off the hook for killing Americans.

Celebrity Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing his victim’s parents
Jared Fogle is suing the parents of one of his sex-offense victims. In court documents filed on Thursday, the former Subway pitchman deflected blame for the girl’s emotional distress and personal injuries in the aftermath of his crimes, and argued that the girl’s parents — and not him — are the source of her distress.

U.S. imposes sanctions on ‘Putin’s bridge’ to Crimea
Companies building a multi-billion dollar bridge to link the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea, a project close to the heart President Vladimir Putin, were targeted by the United States in an updated sanctions blacklist on Thursday.

Russia will deploy a division of troops about 50 miles from the US
At a recent event, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that a division of troops would be stationed in Chukotka, Russia’s far-east region, just slightly more than 50 miles from Alaska.

Venezuelan oppositions vows to keep up pressure on Maduro
Venezuela’s opposition is vowing to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro after flooding the streets of Caracas with demonstrators Thursday in its biggest show of force in years.

U.S., others agreed ‘secret’ exemptions for Iran after nuclear deal: think tank
The United States and its negotiating partners agreed “in secret” to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year’s landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a think tank report published on Thursday.

Deutsche Boerse Responds To Deutsche Bank’s Failure To Deliver Physical Gold
In the latest stunning development involving a documented failure of a bank to deliver physical gold when demanded, yesterday we reported that according to German website godmode-trader.de, a client of the Xetra-Gold Exchange-Traded Commodity was told the fund’s designated sponsor, Deutsche Bank, would be unable to deliver the requested gold. This was contrary to the explict reps and warrantiesmade explicitly in the Xetra-Gold’s prospectus, which said that investors are entitled to the delivery of the certified amount of physical gold at any time, and proudly added that “since the introduction of Xetra-Gold in 2007, investors have exercised this right 900 times, with a total of 4.5 tons of gold delivered.”

Top Headlines – 9/2/2016

EU: ‘Serious concern’ over new settlement construction

Russia a ‘more balanced’ peacemaker than US, says PLO official

US court voids $655M verdict against PA over terrorist attacks

Despite terror warnings, Jewish Israeli tourism to Sinai is on track to reach pre-revolution levels

Robot patrol: Israeli Army to deploy autonomous vehicles on Gaza border

‘Israeli Air Force takes part in US drill with Pakistan, United Arab Emirates’

At least 12 killed, 52 wounded in blasts outside court in Pakistan

Syria strikes kill 25 as another Damascus suburb surrenders

UN blames Syrian government siege strategy for expected mass evacuations

In Jordan, schools to open doors to all Syrian children

Turkey warns: we will treat Britons fighting with Kurds as terrorists

Turkey’s president says Kurds have not withdrawn as US says

Russia will deploy a division of troops about 50 miles from the US

U.S. imposes sanctions on ‘Putin’s bridge’ to Crimea

Ukraine crisis: New ceasefire ‘holding with eastern rebels’

China air force says developing new long-range bomber

Brazil’s new president Michel Temer addresses nation as clashes erupt over Dilma Rousseff’s ouster

Venezuela protests: Demonstrators flood streets, demand recall vote

Obama administration denies secret loopholes in Iran nuclear agreement

Voters say US less safe than before 9/11, Iran deal hurt security

Four victims of Colorado theater massacre ordered to pay Cinemark nearly $700G in legal fees

Trump Camp Mulls Using Seized Cartel Assets to Pay for Wall

Britain will help the EU tackle the migration crisis even after Brexit, says Boris Johnson

National debt hits $19.5 trillion

Hanjin bankruptcy causes global shipping chaos, retail fears

U.S. tax code may allow dramatic retaliation in EU Apple case

Facebook Continues To Make Gains As “News Source”

Mark Zuckerberg is ‘Deeply Disappointed’ SpaceX Blew Up His $95 Million Satellite

SpaceX Rocket Explosion Sets Back Facebook’s Internet Expansion in Africa

SpaceX rocket explodes, Israeli satellite on board destroyed

7.1 magnitude earthquake biggest to hit New Zealand’s North Island in 20 years

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Padangsidempuan, Indonesia

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Opotiki, New Zealand

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Opotiki, New Zealand

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Opotiki, New Zealand

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Opotiki, New Zealand

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Vaini, Tonga

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Gisborne, New Zealand

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Panguna, Papua New Guinea

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 18,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 18,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

La Nina ushers in Atlantic hurricanes

Hermine hits Florida coast as 1st hurricane in a decade

Florida braces for ‘life-threatening’ Hurricane Hermine

Hawaii dodges Madeline damage, prepares for second storm

China, Obama legacy and climate change on the agenda at the 2016 G-20 summit in Hangzhou

Pope Francis: Global Warming a ‘Sin,’ Man Can Atone by Recycling and ‘Car-Pooling’

‘Like it’s been nuked’: Millions of bees dead after South Carolina sprays for Zika mosquitoes

Mosquitoes test positive for Zika in South Beach as local cases rise

Dengue Fever Vaccine Could Cause Severe Illness

LGBT ‘Shame List’ of Christian Colleges Includes Azusa Pacific, Biola, Liberty, Wheaton

Homeless Shelter for LGBT Youth in New York Named After Bea Arthur

Logo’s ‘Gay Bachelor’ Reality Show Scrambles Over Reveal of Star’s Sex Worker Past

‘The Dragon Lady’: Plastic surgeon warns on dangers of body modification

Pagan Burning Man Festival 2016 Features An ‘Orgy Dome’ For Group Fornication

15-time Playboy cover model Pamela Anderson urges people to stay away from porn

NFL QB Colin Kaepernick Set to Sit Out National Anthem Again on Military Night in San Diego

49ers teammate, Seahawks player join Kaepernick in flag protest

Colin Kaepernick caught wearing socks showing ‘pig’ cops

‘Unhealthy competition’: Valedictorians so scary that school may stop honoring them

September 1, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — Kristen Welker informed viewers of the NBC Nightly News that an “undocumented worker” was at fault in a terrible bus crash in Louisiana on August 28 that killed two people and injured 41 others. It is typical of the media to use that phrase when referring to illegal aliens. It is how the media try to condition people to accept their presence in the United States. After all, if these people are “workers,” they can’t be such terrible people. On the other hand, the word “alien” implies something foreign to the United States…. (more)

September 1, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — To some, it’s the friendship fence. To others, including, most famously, Pope Francis, it’s an unneeded and un-Christian symbol of division. But Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that his plans for a border wall remain intact, emerging from a sensational meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to say that, despite Mexico’s reluctance, more bilateral barriers will have to be built…. (more)

September 1, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Spearheading the ground operation for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, a state GOP field director Wednesday led a half-dozen volunteers knocking on doors in this blue-collar suburb of Philadelphia to drum up support and build a voter database for a get-out-the-vote push in November…. (more)

September 1, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Hillary Clinton doesn’t fight with members of the press like GOP nominee Donald Trump, but that’s because she won’t talk to them, CBS News’ Nancy Cordes said Wednesday…. (more)

September 1, 2016
BOB UNRUH — In a stunning decision that other states may want to be monitoring closely, the Supreme Court on Wednesday, on a 4-4 split, left standing a lower appeals court decision that gutted North Carolina’s voter ID provisions…. (more)

September 1, 2016
WORLDNETDAILY — Hillary Clinton, among all the other accusations she’s leveled against Donald Trump, increasingly alleges that he’s a bigot. In fact, recently she’s unleashed the radioactive claim that he’s normalizing white nationalism…. (more)

September 1, 2016
MRC NEWS BUSTERS — The broadcast networks have refused to cover the repeated failures of ObamaCare in 2016. During the entire year, ABC World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News have yet to give the floundering program any coverage at all, while CBS Evening News only found time to cover two of the ObamaCare updates – – and that only added up to 2 minutes and 18 seconds of coverage for the entire year…. (more)

September 1, 2016
NEWSMAX — Facebook, which came under fire in May for blacklisting stories of interest to conservatives in its trending news section, has a far less politically diverse staff than it claimed, according to the Daily Caller…. (more)

September 1, 2016
THOMAS SOWELL — We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic “leaders” caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone…. (more)

September 1, 2016
NEWSMAX — China is apparently developing missiles – – including a new system that would repel long-range weapons – – for a future conflict with the United States, according to news reports…. (more)

September 1, 2016
NEWSMAX — North Korea’s latest execution appears to include the country’s vice premier for education in what seems to be an effort to discipline top aides, South Korean officials said Wednesday…. (more)

September 1, 2016
NEWSMAX — Long before “The Passion of the Christ” became a runaway box office hit, raking in more than $370 million domestically since its 2004 debut, Christian films have had a spot in Hollywood history…. (more)

August 31, 2016
NEWSMAX — Hillary Clinton maintains a five-point lead nationally over Donald Trump, but undecideds are on the increase at a point in the election cycle when they’re usually on the down slide, according to the latest Public Policy Polling survey…. (more)

August 31, 2016
WORLDNETDAILY — President Obama’s former doctor says Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton should have a neurological exam, indicating the checkup would ensure she isn’t losing her cognitive abilities due to her history of brain injury…. (more)

August 31, 2016
NATIONAL REVIEW — Labor Day traditionally sounds a gun that starts the general election in earnest – – vacations are over, kids are back in school, and voters are finally tuning in to a presidential race that’s competitive coming out of the party conventions…. (more)

August 31, 2016
WORLDNETDAILY — The Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security is contemplating a special declaration that will allow it to control America’s elections, according to a new report. The federal agency would declare the election a “critical infrastructure” in such a case, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday, noting the move would give DHS “the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.”… (more)

August 31, 2016
NEWSMAX — The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently closed investigation into her use of a private server…. (more)

August 31, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has asked FBI Director James Comey to investigate whether GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is conspiring with the Russians to swing the election, and whether Russia is using the campaign “to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin.”… (more)

August 31, 2016
BOB UNRUH — The Obama administration has been sued for refusing to reveal what it is doing, if anything, to acknowledge and engage ISIS, “which continues its unabated genocide of Christians.”… (more)

August 31, 2016
GARTH KANT — Secretary of State John Kerry suggested Americans would be better off if the media did not cover terrorism “quite as much,” and that “would do us all a service.” Speaking to the press Monday during an appearance in Bangladesh, Kerry detailed his reasons for promoting the notion that when it comes to terrorism, ignorance may be bliss…. (more)

August 31, 2016
NEWSMAX — Two senior North Korean officials were executed with an anti-aircraft gun in early August on the orders of Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported, citing people it did not identify…. (more)

August 30, 2016
YAHOO NEWS — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona’s voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe…. (more)

August 30, 2016
JEROME CORSI — Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin may have forwarded classified national security information to one of two personal, unsecured email accounts she regularly used to transact State Department business, the latest cache of emails released by Judicial Watch indicates…. (more)

August 30, 2016
USA TODAY — Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, announced Monday she will be separating from her husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., following another sexting scandal…. (more)

August 29, 2016
ALAN KEYES — Remember the slogan Barack Obama used to assuage people’s fears that participation in Obamacare would force them to give up their current doctors and other service providers? An article in the Weekly Standard highlights the fact that “Obamacare’s flagship website, heathcare.gov, no longer even addresses the issue.” As the article points out, the Obamacare website’s language was never in line with Obama’s unequivocal guarantee that “you can keep your doctor.”… (more)

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  • Hillary Clinton Raised $143 Million in August for Democrats and Her Campaign (Read More)
  • Putin says he doesn’t know who hacked U.S. Democratic Party (Read More)
  • Samsung issues recall for Galaxy Note 7 after battery fires (Read More)
  • Putin Joins “OPEC Headline” Fray, Pushes For Oil Production Freeze, Iran Exemption (Read More)
  • Clinton announces plan to address ‘unjustified’ price hikes on life-saving drugs (Read More)
  • How $1 Billion Made Its Way to the Malaysian Prime Minister (Read More)
  • Behind China’s Anbang: Empty Offices and Obscure Names (Read More)
  • A Chinese Mystery: Who Owns a Firm on a Global Shopping Spree? (Read More)
  • Life Insurance Customers Push Back Over Surprise Cost Increases (Read More)
  • Uzbek President Karimov has died (Read More)
  • Putin Blasts Trump and Clinton for ‘Shock’ Campaign Tactics (Read More)
  • China Opens Antitrust Investigation of Didi-Uber Deal (Read More)
  • Another Sign Manhattan Real Estate Is Feeling the Pain (Read More)
  • Full Employment Without Wage Jump Tests Fed Pining for Inflation (Read More)
  • When a Commercial Rocket Blows Up, Who Pays? (Read More)

The End of “Globalization” Means the Beginning of “War”!

Posted: 02 Sep 2016 06:15 AM PDT

Should we embrace “Globalization” to avoid future wars? According to Jack Ma this very well could be the outcome.  Ma has a warning for those…

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Hermine Makes Landfall In Florida, 100,000 Without Power

Posted: 02 Sep 2016 06:07 AM PDT

Hurricane Hermine has arrived and has slammed into Florida, with the Sunshine State braced for 80mph winds, 12ft storm surges and up to 20 inches…

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Millions of bees dead after South Carolina sprays for Zika mosquitoes

Posted: 02 Sep 2016 05:49 AM PDT

We may mosquitoes eradicated but it looks like it may come with a price for the honey bees. On Sunday morning, the South Carolina honey…

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Teshuvah: A Life-Changing Season

Posted: 02 Sep 2016 05:42 AM PDT

(By Kelly Mcdonald JR) Teshuvah starts this weekend. This is a powerful time of the year that the Lord will really use to bless your…

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DEVELOPING” Monster Coronal Hole Facing Earth

Posted: 02 Sep 2016 05:39 AM PDT

A monster of a coronal hole is facing Earth,  wind flowing from the indicated coronal hole could reach Earth as early as Sept. 2-3, producing…

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49ers teammate, Seahawks player join Kaepernick in flag protest

Posted: 02 Sep 2016 05:22 AM PDT

Well, that didn’t very long to spread. Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night, continuing the quarterback’s…

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Confirmed: The Arch Of Triumph Is Going Up In New York City On September 19th

Posted: 02 Sep 2016 05:14 AM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) Do you remember all of the buzz about the arch from the Temple of Baal that was supposed to go up…

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Parents Outraged after Catholic school teacher reads Koran before class prayers

Posted: 02 Sep 2016 05:09 AM PDT

Parents have been left fuming after discovering a history and geography teacher has been reading excerpts of the Koran to their children at a Catholic…

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Another Government Gives The Boot To Missionaries

Posted: 01 Sep 2016 05:55 PM PDT

Daniel Ortega’s Sandinista government is at it again. This time, the Nicaraguan president should replace the welcome sign at Managua Airport with one that reads,…

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Israel Carries Out Giant Aerial Exercise In The United States

Posted: 01 Sep 2016 05:44 PM PDT

An Israeli air force team returned today (Thursday) from the renowned multi-annual “Red Flag” aerial training exercise that takes place at the Nellis Air Force…

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US National Debt Hits $19.5 Trillion

Posted: 01 Sep 2016 05:38 PM PDT

The national debt hit $19.5 trillion for the first time ever this week, a little more than seven months after it hit the $19 trillion…

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INSULT TO INJURY: Aurora survivors will have to pay $700,000 in legal fees to theater

Posted: 01 Sep 2016 10:16 AM PDT

Ladies and Gentlemen are you ready for the most ridiculous story of the day? Well, this deals with The Aurora massacre that took place in…

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Our Time is Short

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

What is The Gospel?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Is the Gospel?

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

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

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

The Gospel 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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