Daily Archives: September 9, 2016

September 9, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on Friday, the anniversary of the reclusive nation’s founding, and said it was now able to produce miniaturized nuclear arms.

Deutsche Bank AG shares jumped the most in two months after a media report that Germany’s largest lender is nearing a settlement deal with U.S. authorities on an investigation into the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.

One of the pillars of 2016’s record-setting global bond rally is starting to buckle. Japan’s sovereign debt is suffering its worst rout in 13 years, handing investors bigger losses over the past two months than any other government bonds amid speculation the Bank of Japan plans to change its asset-purchase strategy.

Wells Fargo will pay $185 million to resolve claims that bank employees opened deposit and credit-card accounts without customers’ approval to satisfy sales goals and earn financial rewards. They opened more than 2 million accounts that consumers may not have known about.

SpaceX’s billionaire founder Elon Musk called the Falcon 9 explosion its most perplexing failure in 14 years, deepening the mystery surrounding the loss of the satellite-bearing rocket on its launchpad last week.

Blackmore Wagyu steaks from Australia-available for the first time in the U.S. at Chef Curtis Stone’s Los Angeles restaurant and butcher shop, Gwen. Price: From $22 to $180 per pound, at the Gwen butcher shop.

AP Top Stories

A Native American tribe’s efforts to halt construction of a crude oil pipeline in North Dakota have swelled into a movement, drawing international attention and the support of movie stars and social media, and making a major oil company blink.

The US Marine Corps is weighing criminal or administrative charges against as many as 20 personnel at a recruit training depot following the death of a Muslim trainee, officials said Thursday. Investigators opened a probe into the March death of Raheel Siddiqui, 20, who reportedly fell three stories to his death at the recruitment depot in Parris Island, California. The Marines have classed the death as a suicide but, according to the Wall Street Journal, investigations suggest Siddiqui leaped from a third-story balcony after a drill instructor slapped him in the face.

Samsung has had to recall all Galaxy Note 7 phones after 35 confirmed fire incidents linked to the battery of the phone.

Three women arrested on Thursday in connection with a car laden with gas cylinders found abandoned near Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral were likely planning an imminent attack, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

A Texas teacher’s note to parents about her newly implemented “no formal homework policy” in her second-grade class went viral last week, opening up the floodgates for parents, teachers and school administrators to weigh in on this controversial topic.

Charges have been dropped against a 61-year-old New York cab driver who beat to death his wife’s would-be rapist. Mamadou Diallo walked from court a free man Wednesday after prosecutors threw out assault and weapon possession charges against him at the urging of the dead man’s family.

A 70-year-old Kansas man is in federal custody after he held up a bank so he wouldn’t have to live with his wife anymore, authorities said.

The world’s chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday it was “disturbed” by the alleged use of toxic chemicals in Aleppo after dozens of people had to be treated for breathing problems in the Syrian battlefront city.

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Two Americans have been arrested and charged for allegedly helping to hack high-ranking US government officials.

A tenth of the world’s wilderness has vanished in the past two decades, research shows. New maps show “alarming losses” of pristine landscapes, particularly in South America and Africa, according to World Conservation Society scientists.

A mother and daughter are facing incest charges in the state of Oklahoma after authorities learned they were legally married earlier this year. It is unclear what motivated Patricia Ann Spann, 43, and her daughter, Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 25, to wed. Investigators also found Patricia Spann married her son in 2008.

An Australian school has apologized after a boy who attended a school event in costume as Adolf Hitler was named as one of the “best dressed” students.

European officials are rewriting detailed plans on how to bring data roaming charges to an end in countries across the EU.

The final batch of chemical weapon materials from strife-torn Libya has arrived in Germany to be destroyed. Libya destroyed its stockpiles of chemical weapons in 2014. However, hazardous materials the country still held remained a cause for international concern.

WND

In his latest book, The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, John R. Lott Jr. points shows that from 1950 to 2010, not one mass public shooting took place in an area where citizens could arm themselves in self-defense.

President Obama’s administration may have gifted Iran an extra $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments between 2015 and 2016, an expert on the Iran nuclear deal told Congress.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule last week that seeks to ban any recipient of Title X federal funding for family planning from excluding potential funding recipients “for reasons unrelated to its ability to provide services effectively.” The rule would effectively prevent states from defunding abortion providers.

Google’s Jigsaw will target the American far-right in the same manner it has been targeting Islamic extremists.


 Top News – 9/9/2016

Russia warns of NEW WORLD WAR as NK tests bomb more powerful than Hiroshima
RUSSIA has warned North Korea risks plunging the entire region into a catastrophic war that threatens to shatter global peace and security if an immediate halt is not called to the nation’s rapidly expanding nuclear weapons program.

Obama Celebrates Slave Labor Day in Red China
“He’ll do anything for the worker except become one,” may apply to the Democratic Party and its modern-day leaders. The days when Democrats represented the working man are gone. Today, Democrats are more likely to preserve fish than jobs. A case in point is President Obama’s unilateral designation of 600,000 square miles of water around Hawaii as a national monument. The rationale for destroying jobs and devastating fishing communities is global warming.

Clinton camp admits pressuring reporters over health stories
Clinton’s campaign for president has confirmed it is pressuring journalists not to report on her health, and already one news story on Thursday dismissed “false reports” of “widely discredited” concerns about the Democratic Party candidate. Even an aide said during an investigation into Clinton’s email scandal that she’s often confused.

UN Security Council to hold closed door meeting on N.Korea’s nuclear test
The United Nations Security Council will hold a closed-door meeting on Friday afternoon on North Korea’s nuclear test, diplomats said, at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea.

Integrate or leave: Merkel’s Bavaria allies want ‘dominant’ German-Christian values enshrined in law
“Germany must stay Germany,” says the document by the Christian Social Union party (CSU), which was published by the Bavarian Kurier daily. “We are against our open-to-the-world country being changed through migration and inflow of refugees,” it adds, emphasizing that “it is not the Germans, who should look up to the refugees…” but, on the contrary those who come to Germany should adopt German culture.

ASTEROID BUZZES EARTH, HEADS FOR MOON:
Newly discovered asteroid 2016 RB1 flew past Earth on Sept 7th only 25,000 miles above our planet’s south pole. Because of the asteroid’s southern trajectory, it did not pass within the orbits of any communication or weather satellites–but it was close. After it buzzed Earth, the space rock turned and headed for the Moon, executing a wider flyby of 179,000 miles on Sept. 8th. Researchers say 2016 RB1 is ~50 ft in diameter, about the size of a grey whale.

Macquarie Island researchers get shake-up call from undersea earthquake
GeoScience Australia reported a magnitude-6.3 earthquake occurred about 20 kilometres from the island at 7:46am AEST. Australian Antarctic Division’s Macquarie Island station leader Esther Rodewald said it was very noticeable. “Good side-to-side shake,

Iraq gears up for late-year push to retake Mosul from Islamic State
The U.S.-led war on Islamic State has depleted the group’s funds, leadership and foreign fighters, but the biggest battle yet is expected later this year in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul… The jihadist insurgents have lost more than half the territory they seized in Iraq and nearly as much in neighboring Syria, but still manage to control their twin capitals of Mosul and Raqqa, symbols of the state they sought to build at the heart of the Middle East.

Chief Rabbinate: ‘Get your hands off the holy Sabbath!’
…Chief Rabbinate released a statement on Thursday afternoon. Entitled “Resolution on Shabbat in the State of Israel,” the message stated, “Get your hands off the holy Sabbath!” …”Recently, some have decided that there’s room for negotiation on the sanctity of Shabbat…Even if the reality has been unfortunately differently recently, this is no reason to give legitimacy to desecrating Shabbat.”

Syria conflict: Senior militant leader ‘killed’ near Aleppo
A senior commander of the Syrian militant group formerly known as al-Nusra Front has been killed near Aleppo, rebel sources say. The group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham said on its Twitter account that commander Abu Omar Sarakeb died in an air strike in Aleppo province. It did not say which country’s forces had carried out the air strike.

North Korea conducts largest nuclear test
North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on Friday, South Korea and Japan said after meteorological agencies reported a surface-level seismic tremor near the North’s known test site that indicated it was its most powerful yet. The US Geological Survey and European agencies measured the quake, which was recorded at 12:30 AM GMT, with a magnitude of 5.3. Agencies in China, reclusive North Korea’s main diplomatic ally, also recorded the tremor.

FEC commissioner warns Dems are gunning for conservative media
A key Federal Election Commission Republican warned Wednesday that liberals are moving aggressively to “amend the First Amendment” so that conservatives are silenced and businesses are chased “out of the democracy.”

Hillary’s Health Concerns Serious, Say Most Doctors Polled by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)
Concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health are “serious—could be disqualifying for the position of President of the U.S.,” say nearly 71% of 250 physicians responding to an informal internet survey by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). About 20% said concerns were “likely overblown, but should be addressed as by full release of medical records.” Only 2.7% responded that they were “just a political attack; I have confidence in the letter from her physician and see no cause for concern.”

Russia Says It Will Host Peace Talks Between Israel and the Palestinians
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have been unable to make any progress on peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to give it a try. On Thursday, the Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced Israeli and Palestinian leaders have agreed “in principle” to meet in Moscow. The hope is that the meeting would kickstart a peace process that has been nascent for more than two years.

Flying Blind: Some Airline Employees Refuse to Say the Word ‘Israel’
True story. Experienced travelers are in an international airport in a major European city preparing to board flight # 816 bound for Tel Aviv, Israel. The boarding pass reads Gate C-3. Experienced travelers that they are, they watch the board for the inevitable gate changes and keep an ear tuned towards announcements that come over the PA system. Gates change all the time.

Israeli UN Envoy: Jew-Hatred At ‘Highest Level of Our Lifetimes’
Jew hatred and demonization of Israel are at “the highest level of our lifetimes,” Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations said at a high-level forum on anti-Semitism held on Wednesday at the UN’s headquarters in New York.


Top Headlines – 9/9/2016

Netanyahu and Abbas to hold first official talks in 6 years in Moscow

Report: Israelis and Palestinians agree to meet in principle Moscow

Preconditions or bust

Russian Mideast push could hurt US influence, if talks occur

Court postpones Palestinian elections indefinitely, a sign of growing tension with Hamas

Gaza was really looking forward to elections. Now voters feel robbed.

Hamas spends $100 million a year on military infrastructure

Israel builds wall deep underground to thwart Hamas tunnels

Israeli UN Envoy: Jew-Hatred At ‘Highest Level of Our Lifetimes’

Black Lives Matter Benefit Is Canceled Over Stand on Israel

Italian fans boo Israeli anthem, give Nazi salute at World Cup qualifier

‘Israel poised to become key player in regional gas industry’

Hezbollah to move into south Syria, just across Israel border

5 Israeli-Arabs imprisoned for joining ISIS

Police claim to have foiled Isis-inspired bomb plot in London

Iraq gears up for late-year push to retake Mosul from Islamic State

Islamic State is ‘rooting’ for Donald Trump, says Hillary Clinton

What is Aleppo? Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson foxed by Syria question

Syrian government forces capture more areas in Aleppo

Syria conflict: Senior militant leader ‘killed’ near Aleppo

Syrian aid workers break with UN relief effort over its Assad ties

Besieged Syrian Town Facing ‘Worrying Increase’ in Child Suicide Attempts

Nine Yemeni civilians, four of them children, killed in air strike-residents

Law banning burkini would be ‘inapplicable’ and could fuel Islamist attacks on France, warns Hollande in ‘re-election campaign speech’

Libya chemical weapons: ‘Last ingredients’ set for destruction

UN nuclear report on Iran hints at potential problem

UN nuclear report notes Iran is making sensitive parts

Iran May Have Received as Much as $33.6 Billion in Cash, Gold Payments From U.S.

Vladimir Putin’s ‘favourite’ driver dies in freak Moscow car crash

Unusual N. Korea Seismic Activity Likely Means 5th Nuke Test

North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test, says it has warheads with ‘high strike power’

North Korea: Test confirms nuke can be mounted on rockets

Kim Jong-un bans sarcasm in North Korea fearing people will only agree with him ‘ironically’

A reminder of the permanent wars: Dozens of U.S. airstrikes in six countries

Immigrants preying on Americans with false tales of abuse to stay in US, experts say

Trump open to granting legal status to undocumented immigrants serving in military

Clinton campaign warns media to tread carefully

House moving toward showdown over impeaching IRS chief

House GOP leaders try to stall conservative push to oust IRS chief

North Carolina Men Arrested in Hacking Into C.I.A. Director’s Email

FEC commissioner warns Dems are gunning for conservative media

Cruz slams Obama for ‘internet giveaway’

Guccifer 2.0 angry about his DNC hack being blamed on Russians

EU copyright overhaul sparks cultural ‘apocalypse’ warnings

Alphabet and Chipotle Are Bringing Burrito Delivery Drones to Campus

Firepower: ‘Star Wars’-style speeders could carry US troops

Virgin Galactic restarts its flight test program for space tourism

NASA spacecraft on way to asteroid that may impact Earth

Heavenly boom: Cyprus abuzz over ‘exploding meteor’

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Macquarie Island, Australia

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Sungjibaegam, North Korea

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kuril’sk, Russia

3.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Spencer, Oklahoma

Geophysicist says earthquake in Oklahoma happened on newly discovered fault

Oklahoma earthquake damages U.S. fracking industry reputation

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 26,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 24,000ft

Revendator volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,000ft

Bagana volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts to 10,000ft

Why forecasters were off on Hermine’s path

Wildfires hit Portugal’s tourist Algarve region

Nigeria Facing ‘a Famine Unlike Any We Have Ever Seen’

Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’

Scientist names newly discovered parasite after Obama

Hepatitis A outbreak sickens 89 people in 7 states, CDC says

Birth defects doubled in Brazil since Zika outbreak began, CDC says

Brazil’s Attorney General Asks High Court to Allow Abortions for Women With Zika

‘World’s smallest baby’ thriving after premature birth

Massachusetts Government Can Force Transgender Bathroom Policies On Churches, Guidance Suggests

Iowa Revises Sexuality Brochure Targeting Churches After Christians Sue

Oklahoma University students mount protest over ‘otherization,’ use of gender pronouns

Austin sex assault suspect previously deported five times

Teacher Disciplined After Trying To Force Student To Stand For Pledge

Outrage builds after San Antonio mattress company makes Twin Tower commercial

Florida Walmart’s Coke display remembering 9/11 sparks outrage

Franklin Graham Decries Chicago’s ‘Grim Milestone’ of 546 Murders in 9 Months

Texas high school shooting: Girl shooter dead, 2 injured

Muslim Radicals Attack 200 Christians at Indonesian Church, Harass Priest for Reading the Bible

‘Religious freedom,’ ‘liberty’ just ‘code words’ for intolerance, U.S. Civil Rights chairman says


George Soros Foundation Seeking to Expand U.S. Online Voting

Posted: 09 Sep 2016 10:19 AM PDT

George Soros’s Open Society Foundations is seeking to expand the use of electronic and online voting systems nationwide, according to a leaked Foundations document reviewed…

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Google Develops Most Advanced Human Speech Technology To Date

Posted: 09 Sep 2016 10:17 AM PDT

Google’s DeepMind unit, which is working to develop super-intelligent computers, has created a system for machine-generated speech that it says outperforms existing technology by 50…

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Concern Grows That A Megaquake Is Going To Hit The Middle Of The United States

Posted: 09 Sep 2016 08:46 AM PDT

(By Michael Snyder)Did you know that Oklahoma was just hit by the largest earthquake ever recorded in the history of the state? And did you…

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Urgent Warning To America from Jeremiah The Prophet

Posted: 09 Sep 2016 08:41 AM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) Jeremiah 2:4-8 – Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob and all the families of the house of Israel. Thus says…

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U.S. Air Force test-fires intercontinental ballistic missile across Pacific

Posted: 09 Sep 2016 06:49 AM PDT

The United States Air Force test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Monday, the same day North Korea fired three midrange missiles into the Sea of…

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Hatred Of Jews At ‘Highest Level of Our Lifetimes’

Posted: 09 Sep 2016 06:43 AM PDT

Jew hatred and demonization of Israel are at “the highest level of our lifetimes,” Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations said at a high-level forum…

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World’s smallest baby’ now thriving at nine months old…

Posted: 09 Sep 2016 06:35 AM PDT

milia Grabarczyk was born via caesarean section at 25 weeks, and is believed to be the smallest ever baby to survive such an early delivery….

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UPDATE: North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test…

Posted: 09 Sep 2016 06:21 AM PDT

It is now official after seismic activity was reported last night in North Korea close to its nuclear facility. According to reports, North Korea has…

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Israeli military expects ISIS attack on its border ‘within 6 months’…

Posted: 09 Sep 2016 06:14 AM PDT

Israel is bracing for an Islamic State (Isil) terror attack along its southern border with Egypt within the next six months, a senior Israeli military…

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Millennials Fed Up With “Flashy Worship”

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 06:55 PM PDT

Flashy worship services are not attracting the Millennial generation to church. In fact, the authors of the new book, Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to…

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School district boots Jesus Christ, prayer and a hymn

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 06:47 PM PDT

(Reported By Todd Starnes) Jesus Christ is no longer welcome at a school district in Tipton, Missouri. And neither are prayers or a religious hymn….

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Major Problems Announced At One Of The Largest Too Big To Fail Banks In The United States

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 06:38 PM PDT

(By Michael Snyder) Do you remember when our politicians promised to do something about the “too big to fail” banks? Well, they didn’t, and now…

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Cruz slams Obama for ‘internet giveaway’

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 06:30 PM PDT

At least someone is opposing what is about to take place within weeks! Ted Cruz and other Republicans are barreling toward a September showdown with…

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BREAKING NEWS: Large Quake detected close to nuclear test site in North Korea

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 06:19 PM PDT

According to a report coming out of North Korea, A magnitude five earthquake has been detected in the region, amid reports the country had been…

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Hillary Claims ISIS Pulling For Trump To Win Election

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 06:14 PM PDT

Islamic State is rooting for Republican nominee Donald Trump to win this year’s election, according to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Clinton claimed ISIS has put…

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Board Of Education Calls For Washington and Jefferson To Be Banned

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 05:54 PM PDT

The president of the San Francisco Board of Education wants “Washington” and “Jefferson” banned as school names, because the American Founders had slaves. “We should…

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6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Macquarie Island, Australia

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 05:49 PM PDT

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has shaken Macquarie Island in Australia on Friday (Australia Time), according to the USGS. The quake struck at 2:46 p.m. Pacific…

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Seahawks players may expand national anthem protest Sunday vs Dolphins

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 12:59 PM PDT

The Seattle Seahawks hope to make a statement in their season-opening matchup versus the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. But some of the players might make…

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Major Computer Company To Cut 3000 Jobs

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 12:55 PM PDT

Dell Technologies, the newly formed company now that EMC has joined Dell, is planning on cutting 2,000 to 3,000 jobs, unnamed sources have told Bloomberg’s…

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CENSORSHIP: FEC commissioner warns Dems are gunning for conservative media…

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 12:18 PM PDT

A key Federal Election Commission Republican warned Wednesday that liberals are moving aggressively to “amend the First Amendment” so that conservatives are silenced and businesses…

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Tampons coming to men’s rooms at Brown University

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 12:13 PM PDT

Here’s another story that will make your head explode! According to a new report from Campus Reform, Brown University’s student body president will be hand-delivering…

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Mandates Of A Prophet From the Book Of Jeremiah

Posted: 08 Sep 2016 10:49 AM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) First off I want to say that I have never considered myself as a Prophet, Nor Do I label myself as one…

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 Frontrunning: September 09

  • German jitters weigh on stocks, ECB doubts lift yields (Read More)
  • Chinese Billionaire Linked to Giant Aluminum Stockpile in Mexican Desert (Read More)
  • Monte dei Paschi CEO to be replaced as cash call looms (Read More)
  • German exports plummet in July, hit trade surplus (Read More)
  • North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test (Read More)
  • Hedge Fund and Cybersecurity Firm Team Up to Short-Sell Device Maker (Read More)
  • Lavrov, Kerry express concern after latest North Korea nuclear test (Read More)
  • There’s a Simple Reason Why UBS is Hiring So Many Quants (Read More)
  • Iranian oil output stagnates for third month amid OPEC bargaining (Read More)
  • It’s Tough Being Over 40 in Silicon Valley (Read More)
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX Explosion Most Vexing Failure in 14 Years (Read More)
  • Barroso’s Goldman job hits post-Brexit EU as it battles for trust (Read More)
  • From steaks to furniture, Hanjin Shipping collapse to raise freight costs (Read More)
  • Ford Stock Stubbornly Sinks as Bosses Try to Rally Investors (Read More)
  • Duterte says he told Obama he never insulted him, thinks U.N.’s Ban a fool (Read More)
  • It’s Millionaire Versus Billionaire in Beverly Hills Tower Spat (Read More)
  • David Geffen’s New York City Apartment Seeks $27.5 Million (Read More)

The Briefing 09-09-16

 

“Even a church” — Massachusetts law can require a church to violate Scripture

It’s not just Massachusetts: The larger pattern that threatens religious liberty

To each “zirs” own? Vanderbilt’s pronoun chart and the end of conversation

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Israel Bracing for Islamic State Attack on its Border ‘Within Six Months’

The Daily Telegraph reports: Israel is bracing for an Islamic State (Isil) terror attack along its southern border with Egypt within the next six months, a senior Israeli military officer has warned.

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September 8, 2016
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — The Clintons, in their crimes and misdeeds, have managed for the most part to escape retribution (legal or otherwise). There are reasons for that – often boiling down to one factor: no witnesses, or an unwillingness of witnesses to speak out…. (more)


September 8, 2016
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Leveling unusually harsh criticism against the military, Republican Donald Trump said Wednesday night that America’s generals have been “reduced to rubble” under President Barack Obama and suggested he would fire some of them if he wins the presidency in November…. (more)


September 8, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Seeking to paint themselves as eminently qualified and the other’s judgment as lacking, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded barbs Wednesday night over the Iraq War, the Islamic State, U.S. intervention in Libya and other key foreign policy challenges, each telling a hall full of veterans and servicemen and -women that the other isn’t fit to serve as commander in chief…. (more)

September 8, 2016
RICH LOWRY — William McKinley would be proud. Hillary Clinton has been running the closest thing possible in the modern context to a front-porch campaign.She is happy to have the race all about her opponent, rather than herself. She avoids press conferences, although she has taken to visiting reporters at the back of her campaign plane for some questions…. (more)

September 8, 2016
NEWSMAX — Mitt Romney broke his two-month Twitter silence Wednesday by calling for Libertarian Gary Johnson to be included in the upcoming presidential debates. Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, did not actually endorse Johnson. But he has said numerous times he does not plan to vote for Trump in November…. (more)

September 8, 2016
NEWSMAX — Roger Ailes has been working directly with Donald Trump for more than a year and is playing a crucial role in the Republican presidential nominee’s debate prep, according to a new report…. (more)

September 8, 2016
NEWSMAX — Former Sen. Rick Santorum says Donald Trump’s recent shift from calling for mass deportations of illegal immigrants to a less clear position is a position that the billionaire real-estate developer once criticized his Republican primary opponents for taking…. (more)

September 8, 2016
ART MOORE — Apparently even Vice President Joe Biden thinks Hillary Clinton hasn’t been forthcoming about her role in the scandal-ridden Clinton Foundation, which has many connections to the investigation of the unsecured, private email server she used while secretary of state…. (more)


September 8, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Goldman Sachs has banned partners of the firm from donating money to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, multiple sources reported late Tuesday…. (more)

September 8, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — In a story headlined “The New Snowden Movie is the Best PR He’ll Ever Get,” a young writer with no knowledge of Russian espionage operations quotes an ACLU lawyer as saying that the upcoming movie “Snowden” will paint the former NSA analyst living in Russia as “a hero who exposed the great injustices and overreach of the global surveillance state.” The film will therefore “have a huge effect on how the public sees Snowden,” he says…. (more)

September 8, 2016
NEWSMAX — The generation of young people known as millennials – – those born between 1980 and 1994 – – are more likely to identify as conservatives than Generation Xers or Baby Boomers did at the same age, a new psychology study revealed…. (more)

September 8, 2016
JEROME CORSI — New evidence has emerged that billionaire activist George Soros has the economic clout to push out conservative media commentators who oppose his leftist agenda. Among the 2,500 documents hacked from Soros’ Open Society Foundation are documents in which the organization boasts of funding a minority activist campaign against advertisers that succeeded in ousting Lou Dobbs from his hour-long program on CNN, as well as Glenn Beck from Fox News and Pat Buchanan from MSNBC, as WND reported last week…. (more)

September 8, 2016
NATIONAL REVIEW — Ann Coulter reinforces many of the most negative stereotypes about conservatives – – that they’re heartless, elitist, and bigoted. But last week, Coulter helped perpetuate the most pernicious myth about right-wingers – – that they have no sense of humor…. (more)


September 8, 2016
NEWSMAX — The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote this week on Senate-passed legislation that would allow families of the Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for liability in the attacks…. (more)


September 8, 2016
NEWSMAX — President Barack Obama nominated a Muslim lawyer to serve as a U.S. District Court judge, the White House announced Tuesday, which if he is confirmed would make him the first federal jurist who practices the Islamic faith…. (more)

September 8, 2016
BOB UNRUH — Lawmakers in Alabama are proposing changes to state rules regarding their Judicial Inquiry Commission to rein in what they regard as politically motivated charges against state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore…. (more)

September 8, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Obama administration is proposing a new rule that would require states to continue to fund Planned Parenthood, countering gains by the pro-life movement to defund the abortion provider at the local level in the wake of the undercover video investigation alleging the clinic traffics in fetal body parts from abortions…. (more)

September 8, 2016
THE OREGONIAN — On the eve of his trial, federal prosecutors in Oregon have dropped the conspiracy indictment against Peter Santilli, a self-described independent broadcaster who was present during the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County…. (more)

September 6, 2016
NEWSMAX — In a new twist to his immigration proposals, U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held out the possibility of legal status for millions of illegal immigrants, but only after many other border enforcement steps are taken…. (more)

September 6, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — For months, I have been arguing that Hillary Clinton should be impeached. It is all well and good to prosecute a former government official for any crimes she has committed. Indeed, the Constitution expressly provides for criminal prosecution in addition to impeachment. Nevertheless, for the Framers – – and, if we had common sense, for us – – the imperative was to deprive a corrupt person of any further opportunity to abuse government power… (more)

September 6, 2016
CBS ST. LOUIS — Phyllis Schlafly, one of the most iconic and recognizable leaders in America’s conservative movement for many decades, has died. Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum in 1972, a pro-family conservative group focusing heavily on social issues – – it has about 80,000 members and, as of this week, Schlafly was still president…. (more)


September 6, 2016
DAILY CALLER — This Labor Day, America has 83,000 fewer coal jobs and 400 coal mines than it did when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, showing that the president has followed through on his pledge to “bankrupt” the coal industry…. (more)

September 6, 2016
NEWSMAX — The remains of 1,113 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center – – 40 percent of the 2,753 who perished – – still haven’t been identified, an issue that both haunts and divides families on how best to honor them, NBC News reports…. (more)

September 5, 2016
ALAN KEYES — When people apply Christ’s injunction to “seek first the kingdom of God and His justice” (Matthew 6:33, Luke 12:31), they often construe it without regard for the context. So they reason as if His words are meant to establish temporal priority (do this first, then that, then that, etc., in sequence). However, considered in its entirety, this is plainly not the case. For Christ goes on to say “and all other things will be added unto you.” Simply put, everything else is fitly taken care of once you tend to God’s rule…. (more)

September 5, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — The lack of coverage in 2008 of the embarrassing facts in Barack Obama’s background, especially his deep personal relationship with a Communist by the name of Frank Marshall Davis, stands as a sensational example of how dishonest the national media can be when they are determined to elect somebody. If Obama’s opponent, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), had been linked to a Nazi or a Klansman, the press would have jumped on the story, with endless follow-ups…. (more)


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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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75 Blog Posts for the Christian Girl

When I was a high school student in youth group, one of my youth leaders gave me God’s Promises for Your Every Need, a pocket-sized, leather-bound book with Scripture references organized according to topic. It became a tool to help me turn to truth when I didn’t know where to turn in my Bible.

What does God’s Word say about His sovereignty or His compassion? What if I’m feeling lonely or afraid? Which passages will encourage me to grow in faith? While we are wise to seek to know the whole Bible, it’s helpful to have quick and easy access to passages that can equip and encourage us for specific needs.

I loved my pocket-sized Bible resource then, and I still use it today. We often wrestle through emotions, questions, and life’s circumstances, knowing we need truth, knowing we need the Word of God, but feel at a loss for a starting point.

Here on the Lies Young Women Believe blog, we want to provide a starting point, a resource to help you become a wise, discerning woman of God who recognizes lies and replaces them with truth. Our archives are filled to the brim with posts serving as signposts to Christ and God’s Word.

So if you’ve come to the blog today with questions swirling in your head and emotions bubbling in your heart and you just need a starting point, this is for you.

Here are seventy-five blog posts, organized by topic, to help you seek the Lord and dig deeper into truth.

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The ‘Church’ Infecting Christianity: Where Did the Emergent Church Emerge From?

Eradicate: Blotting Out God in America

false-teachers“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.” Jude 1:3-4

It has crept and slithered through America infecting countless victims. Its goals are compromise, ambiguity, tolerance, globalism, mysticism, and in some cases, universalism. Its path is destruction and its foundation is sinking sand.

The ‘Emergent Church’ is a movement of the late 20th and early 21st century that crosses a number of theological boundaries. Followers, participants, and those who identify can be described as evangelical, post-evangelical, liberal or…

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Romans 8 and Certain Salvation (Hodge)

The Reformed Reader

Systematic Theology, 3 Volumes Charles Hodge has an excellent summary of Romans 8 in his Systematic Theology (III.XVI.8).  In this section he gives six arguments of Paul’s proving that those whom Christ has saved will never come into condemnation.  In other words, they will be preserved.  Here’s Hodge:

The whole of the eighth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans is designed to prove the certain salvation of all who believe. The proposition to be established is, that there is “no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” That is, they can never perish; they can never be so separated from Christ as to come into condemnation

The Apostle’s first argument to establish that proposition, is, that believers are delivered from the law by the sacrifice of Christ. The believer, therefore, is not under the law which condemns, as Paul had before said in Romans 6:4.

His second argument is that they…

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Violent crime soars as Democrat politicians cater to Black Lives Matter agenda

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Quick: which city has the strongest anti-gun laws and regulations? Washington, D.C.? Baltimore, MD? Milwaukee, WI? Or maybe it’s Chicago, IL, which is run by Barack Obama’s good friend Rahm Emanuel.

National Review reports on what’s going on in Chicago:

Thirteen people were shot to death in Chicago over Labor Day weekend, bringing the city’s gun-homicide total to 512 since the beginning of the year. Already, the city has exceeded last year’s gun-homicide total (491), and it is on pace to see its deadliest year since 1998 (704 dead). Meanwhile, August was the city’s deadliest month since June 1996; 90 people were gunned down — and another 382 shot non-fatally, a rate of one shooting every 95 minutes. With the violence that generally has been confined to the gang-ridden South and West Sides of the city reaching the central business district, it…

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Justification by faith alone – Abraham’s example

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

27 Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith. 28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is He not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since indeed God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith is one.
31 Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law. Romans 3:27-31 (NASB) 

In our last post we ended with the passage above (Romans 3:27-31) in which Paul makes it very clear that genuine salvation is by the law of faith not by a law of works. In v28 he says, “For we maintain that a man is justified…

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