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September 14, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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When Aung San Suu Kyi heads to the White House on Wednesday in her visit as de facto leader of Myanmar, U.S. companies will watch closely for any sign they’ll get more access to the fast-growing Southeast Asian nation.

With a seismic overhaul of the $2.6 trillion money-market industry weeks away from kicking in, money managers are bracing for a last-minute exodus of as much as $300 billion from funds in regulators’ cross hairs.

Michael Riesner and Marc Muller, technical analysts at UBS AG, are calling for a top in the S&P 500 following the recent bond market sell-off that has pushed yields on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury above 1.7 percent. “A breakout in bond yields and rising bond market volatility was our favored trigger for the [S&P 500] to move into our suggested medium-term September top as the starting point of a volatile correction process,” they write in a note published on Wednesday in which they call for an 8 to 10 percent correction in late October or early November. “The Friday sell-off is in our view not a one-day event,” they add.

Warren Buffett had $1.4 billion wiped from his fortune Tuesday after Wells Fargo & Co. fell 3.3 percent as the fallout continued from revelations that bank employees had opened more than 2 million accounts without clients’ approval. Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the lender’s biggest shareholder, fell 2 percent, causing the 86-year-old’s fortune to drop more than anyone else’s on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Golfsmith International Holdings Inc., the retailer of golf clothing and equipment, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid a slide in the sport’s popularity in North America.

World leaders need to better manage the frustration over the failure of globalization to deliver widely shared benefits, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said. While the world has enjoyed unprecedented economic progress over the last 70 years, the transformation has caused “dislocation and hardship.”

Sales of halal food, prepared according to Islamic law, are surging — and not just among the fast-growing U.S. Muslim population: Adventurous millennial foodies are embracing it too.

Record-breaking winds and heavy rains disrupted transport today as Super-Typhoon Meranti cut a path across southern Taiwan and headed toward China.

AP Top Stories

US-led coalition warplanes destroyed a factory in Iraq used by the Islamic State group to make chemical weapons, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said conservatives may need to turn to physical violence in order to protect the United States against contemporary liberalism.

Zimbabwean police have announced a fresh ban on protests in the capital Harare, state media said, in another attempt to end demonstrations against veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe.

Incidents of looting and vandalism eased Tuesday in parts of India’s information technology hub of Bangalore after authorities imposed a curfew amid widespread protests overnight over India’s top court ordering the southern state of Karnataka to release water from a disputed river to a neighboring state.

China and Russia embarked Monday on eight days of joint military exercises in the South China Sea, involving ships, aircraft, marines, and island defense and landing maneuvers. The war games reflect deepening ties between the countries’ armed forces, and they take place in a body of water that hosts a multitude of hotly-contested territorial disputes.

Germany’s blue-chip companies will have to explain to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday why they have managed to hire fewer than 100 refugees after around a million arrived in the country last year. Many of the companies say a lack of German-language skills, the inability of most refugees to prove any qualifications, and uncertainty about their permission to stay in the country mean there is little they can do in the short term.

A Syrian ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia is set to come into force Monday at sundown, but opposition forces have yet to sign on to the truce. The accord aims to freeze fighting between President Bashar al-Assad’s forces — which have backed the deal — and the armed opposition, but does not apply to jihadists.

Citing security concerns, Georgia officials canceled a vote scheduled for Tuesday that would have allowed plans for a new mosque to move forward. Earlier, Newton County officials had said they planned to vote to lift a ban on building permits for places of worship.

UPS said it plans to hire around 95,000 seasonal employees for its crucial peak holiday season this year, unchanged from the past two years.

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The European Union needs a military headquarters to work towards a common military force, the Commission president has told MEPs in Strasbourg.

Three toymakers and a children’s TV broadcaster have been penalised after their sites were found to contain cookies and other tracking tech.

A newly elected senator has used his first speech to call for Australia to take inspiration from the UK’s Brexit and leave the United Nations.

WND

A man is accused of striking three police officers with his vehicle at a Phoenix QuikTrip early Tuesday. An angry Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner played a video showing a vehicle pulling out of a parking space, circling the parking lot and then accelerating toward the police officers outside the convenience store.

White and Christian voters are abandoning the Democratic Party, according to a remarkable new analysis of political party demographics.

A British man has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from an incident in which he grabbed a police officer’s gun with a plan to shoot Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Las Vegas.


Top News – 9/14/2016

Ebola virus lingers longer than scientists thought
Long-term tracking of people who beat the virus reveal its remarkable longevity in the human body. The findings, presented on 12 September at an Ebola-virus conference in Antwerp, Belgium, underscore the need for extended tracking of people who have beaten Ebola and other rare infections. Researchers have long known that the virus can persist in people who have recovered from the infection. But the size of the West African outbreak, coupled with improved monitoring technologies, is changing how scientists view life after Ebola — and how to prevent future outbreaks.

Prophetic Lost Stone From High Priest’s Breastplate Believed Found After 1,000-Year Journey
Sometimes incredible stories are actually true, and in this case, experts agree that a small onyx stone, claimed to be given to a Knight Templar over 1,000 years ago and handed down through one family from generation to generation, is actually what the present owner claims: a gem from the breastplate of the High Priest in Jerusalem.

3.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Bay Area
A small earthquake rumbled beneath the San Francisco Bay Area early Tuesday and was widely felt across the region. The magnitude 3.5 temblor struck at 12:40 a.m. and was centered just to the east of central Oakland, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

EXCLUSIVE: Colin Powell’s Personal Email Hacked, Under Pressure To Endorse Hillary Clinton Photo of Peter Hasson Peter Read more: http://dailycaller.
two years worth of emails have been stolen from former secretary of state Colin Powell’s personal email account. The hacked emails reveal some people close to Powell expect him to endorse Hillary Clinton before the Nov. 8 election. “Have you endorsed her yet?” the one line email said. “Nope,” Powell replied.

Colin Powell Believed ‘Hillary’s Mafia’ Was Trying To Suck Him Into Email Scandal Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/13/colin-powell-believed-
It is unclear who Powell’s correspondent is, but a Beth Jones currently serves as assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department. “Is this fatal for her?” Jones asks. “Not unless she keeps diggin deeper,” Powell responded.

Techies Instructed to Delete Hillary’s Emails: This Looks Like Covering Up A Lot of Shady Sh*t
During a House Oversight Committee hearing Tuesday examining the destruction and deletion of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email archives, Republican Congressman Jim Jordan pulled up an email sent between Platte River Networks employees expressing concern they were being used as part of a cover-up. “Starting to think this whole thing is really covering up a lot of shady sh*t,” an email sent by either Platte River employee Paul Combetta or Bill Thornton stated on August 15, 2015.

Obama Fumes as Netanyahu Schools Him on Real Peace
Netanyahu also turned the tables on the “ethnic cleansing” charge, noting that the only side trying to ethnically cleanse anything is the Palestinian leadership, which demands a state free of Jews. The connection was not lost on the Obama White House.

BREAKING: Employee Who Used BleachBit to Wipe Clinton’s Server Pleads the Fifth
Platte River Networks employee Paul Combetta, the person who wiped Hillary Clinton’s private server and email archive with BleachBit, plead the Fifth Tuesday and refused to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee. “On advise of counsel I respectfully decline to answer and assert my Fifth Amendment privilege,” Combetta said.Combetta’s colleague, Bill Thornton, was also called to testify and plead the fifth.

Obama slams Trump’s appearance on RT, compares Putin to Saddam Hussein
Obama slammed Donald Trump for his appearance on RT last week, accusing the Republican nominee of trying to “curry favor” with the Russian president, whom he compared to Saddam Hussein in one of his harshest comments yet about Vladimir Putin.

‘This electioneering can’t help already fragile relations’ – Kremlin on Obama’s Russia remarks
“Unfortunately, we see continued displays of often hard-core Russophobia,” Peskov said Wednesday during his daily conference call with reporters. “We can only express regret in this regard.” “This rhetoric, which is being formulated in electoral campaign style… is unlikely to help fledgling fragile attempts to build at least some sort of mutual trust.”

Emails: Dem Senator Urged Justice Department to Prosecute Conservative Groups
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) urged the Department of Justice to prosecute conservative groups that were targeted by the IRS, according to documents obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch. Sheldon’s staff emailed the Justice Department before an April hearing asking why the department wouldn’t prosecute conservative groups.

Super Typhoon Meranti, the strongest storm on Earth this year, nears Taiwan
Super Typhoon Meranti hits the southern tip of Taiwan, knocking out the power in over 260,000 homes and injuring two. 1,500 people were evacuated in anticipation of the Category 5 storm’s arrival.

Pope says murdered French priest a martyr, on road to sainthood
Pope Francis said Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest knifed to death at his altar by Islamist militants in July, was a “martyr,” and indicated on Wednesday he was already on the road to sainthood.

Defense Minister: Israel’s greatest threat – Iran
Liberman was asked what he thinks constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. “The greatest threat to Israel is Iran. This is Israel’s greatest challenge and its greatest threat.”

Key rebel supporter Saudi Arabia welcomes Syria truce
Amid concerns that Syrian rebel forces will not accept truce, key rebel backer Saudi Arabia welcomes it, but warns that regime must comply.

South Korea prepares for ‘the worst’
After North Korea’s recent nuclear test, South Korea’s Defense Ministry has declared that it is “preparing for the worst”. Also, according to South Korea, Pyongyang has a shaft prepared for a sixth nuclear test. Since 1958 when it was noticed that atmospheric levels of various radioactive isotopes was increasing (including carbon 14, famous for its use in dating).

Hamas and Black Lives Matter: A marriage made in hell
One BLM co-founder from Toronto, Yusra Khogali, is a black woman who is also a practicing Muslim and calls for murdering white people on the Internet. This alliance facilitated recruitment of Islamists and anarchists as well as some black liberation group leaders for planning and rioting against the police.

Rare findings from ancient Jewish community of Afghanistan
The new collection, comprised of approximately 250 pages dating to the early 11th century, constitutes the largest body of original materials from the region prior to the modern era. Complementing the NLI’s existing collection of 29 pages from the widely-reported “Afghan Geniza”, Because of the widespread destruction during the Mongol Conquests, it represents virtually the only primary source for information about this once-thriving Jewish community, as well as the region’s Islamic and Persian cultures prior to the Mongol invasion.

Chief Rabbis Ask Nation to Pray for Life of Shimon Peres After Major Stroke
On Tuesday evening, a series of CT scans revealed a further deterioration of the former president’s condition and confirmed bleeding in the brain. Sources close to former President Shimon Peres said doctors have ruled out an operation to drain the blood from the former president’s brain.

Judea and Samaria Not ‘West Bank,’ U.S. Congressmen Affirm
“I want to say to all the people of Samaria that they are beloved by the American people, and we believe that Judea and Samaria are not the ‘West Bank’ but part of the state of Israel,” Franks told the Samarian Regional Council delegation on Capitol Hill. The council’s chief Yossi Dagan visited Washington D.C. to meet with more than a dozen Republican and Democrat legislators to discuss the U.S. support of Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria.

Taoism, Buddhism, Jainism, and More: Eastern Religious Leaders Arrive in Jerusalem
Over 20 religious leaders from east Asia arrived in Israel Monday for a four-day summit in Jerusalem. Participants came from countries such as China, South Korea, India, and Japan, representing spiritual traditions of Taoism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Jainism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism. Throughout the upcoming week, they will come face to face with Arab and Israeli religious leaders of Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

Iran Threatens to Shoot Down US Military Jets in Latest Provocation
In the latest in a string of provocations by the Iranian military, Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance jets flying near Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf on Saturday, Fox News reported.

Israel transfers control of West Bank power grid to Palestinian Authority
A deal was signed whereby the Palestinian electrical grid will now be the responsibility of the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday, ensuring that the Palestinians pay their NIS2 billion debt to the Israeli Electric Corporation. The agreement will see a half billion shekels of the debt forgiven.

Massive 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Colombia
A MASSIVE earthquake has rocked Colombia, striking close to one of the country’s largest cities and forcing people to run for their lives during a mass evacuation of the surrounding area.

Magnitude 6 earthquake hits off Solomon Islands, no tsunami warning
A 6-magnitude quake hit off the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, officials said, but Australian seismologists said it was unlikely to generate a tsunami. The quake hit some 88 kilometres (54 miles) west of the capital Honiara at a depth of about 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Making babies without eggs may be possible, say scientists
Scientists say early experiments suggest it may one day be possible to make babies without using eggs. They have succeeded in creating healthy baby mice by tricking sperm into believing they were fertilising normal eggs. The findings…could, in the distant future, mean women can be removed from the baby-making process, say the researchers.

EU’s Juncker proposes headquarters for European army
The European Union needs a military headquarters to work towards a common military force, the Commission president has told MEPs in Strasbourg. Jean-Claude Juncker said the lack of a “permanent structure” resulted in money being wasted on missions. Part of his annual state of the union address was devoted to the UK’s unexpected vote to leave the EU.

US ambassador’s ‘surprise’ at China’s Australia influence
The outgoing US ambassador to Australia has expressed concern about the influence of Chinese money on Australian politics. John Berry told the Australian the US was “surprised” by the extent of China’s involvement in politics. He urged greater transparency around political donations.

Dhaka flooding: Why are there ‘rivers of blood’ at Eid?
As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, people in Dhaka have been sharing pictures showing streets flooded with blood-stained water. The blood comes from animals sacrificed for the festival, and had mixed with floodwater in parts of the Bangladeshi capital.

Colin Powell Urged Hillary Clinton’s Team Not to Scapegoat Him for Her Private Server, Leaked Emails Reveal
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell attempted to discourage Hillary Clinton and her team from using him as a scapegoat for her private email server problems, according to newly leaked emails from Powell’s Gmail account.

Coptic Filmmaker Blamed for Benghazi Attack Now Broke, Living in Homeless Shelter
our years after the deadly Benghazi terrorist attack Hillary Clinton is running for president and Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is broke, destitute and living in a homeless shelter.

CBS Caught Editing Clip, Transcript In Which Bill Clinton Says Hillary Fainted “Frequently”
For the latest example why much of the US population has lost trust in the mainstream media, consider today’s snafu in which CBS News was caught editing a video clip and transcript to remove a Bill Clinton comment that Hillary Clinton “frequently” fainted in the past.

Federal Employee Would Rather Be Fired Than Watch LGBT Diversity Video
An Illinois man who has worked for his state’s Social Security offices for 14 years says he’d rather get fired from his job than watch an LGBT-inclusive workplace diversity training video.

Israel says Hamas rejects prisoners swap
A senior Israeli official said Tuesday that Hamas has rejected an offer to swap the bodies of two Israeli soldiers for those of 19 Palestinians and almost as many prisoners. Lior Lotan, who is in charge of prisoners and missing persons, said the exchange was part of two offers turned down by Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules the Gaza Strip.

WADA hack could now have Vladimir Putin wagging his finger at the U.S.
Authorities believe a Russian group is responsible for the WADA hack. (AP) The Olympics Cold War has a new chapter and it’s titled “Fancy Bear.” The World Anti-Doping Authority says that’s the name of a Russian cyber-espionage group that hacked into its records and released information on four top American athletes: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Simone Biles and Elena Delle Donne.


 The Briefing 09-14-16

The piling on continues: NCAA pulls championship games from North Carolina over HB2

Nonsensical theology: How Tim Kaine reconciles same-sex marriage and his Catholic faith

Italy’s Fertility Day campaign backfires, but still spotlights country’s disastrously low birth rate

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Top Headlines – 9/14/2016

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres’s life ‘in danger’ after stroke

As Peres fights for his life, his son urges prayers, says next few hours critical

US, Israel finalize massive military aid deal

Why Benjamin Netanyahu’s Outrageous ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Claim Is Actually Clever Political Ploy

Israel arrests Palestinian attempting to smuggle explosives to Hamas

Israel’s new spy satellite ‘not functioning’ as expected

For 2nd time in one day, IDF strikes Syrian positions for spillover mortar fire

Syrian Foreign Ministry: Israel’s aggression shows desperation

Syrian cease-fire backed by U.S. and Russia gets off to rocky start

Syrian Foreign Ministry reports breach of cease-fire by rebels, as Russia pushes to make deal public

Syria ceasefire: Emergency aid expected soon for Aleppo

ISIS Video Shows ‘US Spies’ Hanging from Meat Hooks, Being Slaughtered like Sheep

ISIS Drowns 8 Iraqis to Death Inside Metal Cage for Aiding Gov’t

US says it destroyed ISIS chemical threat in Iraq

US says planes threatened by Iran in Strait of Hormuz

Islamic Scholar: Europe May Be Heading Toward Civil War

Austrian cardinal tipped to be the next pope warns of an ‘Islamic conquest of Europe’

Germany reluctant to push Hungary out of EU due to its anti-immigration stance

Border Patrol chief: Agents ‘most assaulted’ law officers in the U.S.

Illegal immigration surged in August, illegal families set for worst year on record

Clinton’s campaign enters intensive care

Rush Limbaugh: “It’s Worse Than Pneumonia”

Obama hits campaign trail for Clinton amid rough patch, calls her ‘fit’ to lead

Obama: Clinton ‘steady,’ Trump ‘not fit in any way’to lead

Amid pneumonia bout, Clinton campaign tries to refocus on Trump University

Republicans submit resolution to impeach IRS commissioner

Vladimir Putin to Get Litmus Test with Parliamentary Elections

Activists Say Crimeans Face Threats, Intimidation Ahead Of Russian Vote

Ukraine says prepared to hold ‘good faith’ talks with Russia on $3 billion debt

Bayer-Monsanto Deal Nearly Done, Now the Tough Part: Regulators

Lagarde Says Globalization’s Benefits Need to Be Shared by All

U.S. tech firms urge Congress to allow internet domain changeover

Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news

Russian hackers leak medical files of American athletes

Police: Man Uses Neighbor’s Unsecured Wi-Fi Connection To Download, Distribute Child Pornography

Saudi Arabia Ousts U.S. as Biggest Oil Producer, IEA Says

Harvest Moon eclipse: When and where to see the last eclipse of 2016

Astronomers Discover Asteroid Just 2 Days Before It Almost Hits Earth

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Mutata, Colombia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Koshigaya, Japan

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Piedmont, CA

A Big Earthquake Could Create a Domino Effect of Doom in Southern California

Warning that Korean peninsula could become new quake zone after series of tremors in the South

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 24,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 22,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 20,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 12,000ft

Amazing volcano videos from around the world

Strongest typhoon since 2013: Meranti to hammer Taiwan, China with flooding rain

Tropical Storm Ian churns in Atlantic, Hurricane Orlene in Pacific

Tropical disturbance unleashes wind, rain over Northeast Florida

Bioethicist: The climate crisis calls for fewer children

It ‘Turns Users Into Zombies’: Pennsylvania Men Behind Bars After Flakka-Influenced Murder

Scientists just got closer to understanding the genetic roots of crime – and it’s making them nervous

Police are routinely building up private DNA databases

Tiny ‘Fitbits’ to Keep Tabs on the Body From Within

Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

Chelsea Manning Told She Can Have Gender Reassignment Surgery, Lawyer Says

Spain’s first openly gay referee receives death threats after returning to football

Couple seeks right to marry. The hitch? They’re legally father and son

Next Up: Legalization of Incest, Necrophilia, Pedophilia, Zoophilia and More

Over 1 million march in Mexico against same-sex ‘marriage’

Same-Sex Marriage Vote in Australia Set to Stall Amid Stalemate

Gay Christian Rocker Trey Pearson Axed From Joshua Fest Lineup After Production Team Threatened Walk Out

‘Devout’ Roman Catholic Tim Kaine Butchers the Bible and Embraces Gay Radicalism

Evangelicals Coming Out For Darwin


 Frontrunning: September 14

  • Bayer wins over Monsanto with improved $66 billion bid (Read More)
  • Yen trims gains as doubts creep in over BOJ easing (Read More)
  • BOJ to make negative rates centerpiece of future easing: sources (Read More)
  • Stocks Halt Selloff in Europe as Commodities Gains Lift Miners (Read More)
  • Donald Trump, New Team Recast His TV Image (Read More)
  • Hanjin Brings One of World’s Busiest Shipping Terminals Close to Standstill (Read More)
  • New York attorney general opens probe of Trump Foundation (Read More)
  • Rubber bullets and tear gas – how China’s ‘democracy village’ was silenced (Read More)
  • Colin Powell Urged Hillary Clinton’s Team Not to Scapegoat Him for Her Private Server, Leaked Emails Reveal (Read More)
  • There’s a $300 Billion Exodus From Money Markets Ahead (Read More)
  • Gloom Descends on Luxury-Goods Industry (Read More)
  • Kremlin: Obama’s Trump criticism anti-Russian, won’t foster better ties (Read More)
  • Are Americans Better Off Under Barack Obama? (Read More)
  • Three ships chartered to troubled Hanjin sold, more on the block (Read More)
  • EpiPen Maker Dispenses Outsize Pay (Read More)
  • U.K. unemployment rate stayed at an 11-year low (Read More)
  • U.K. Likely to Invoke Article 50 in January, Nigel Farage Says (Read More)
  • Top German companies say refugees not ready for job market (Read More)
  • Briton pleads guilty on Trump gun charges (Read More)
  • Saudi Arabia Ousts U.S. as Biggest Oil Producer, IEA Says (Read More)

Tropical Storm Julia Presents Flood Threat in Coastal Georgia and South Carolina

Posted: 14 Sep 2016 06:09 AM PDT

Tropical Storm Julia formed late Tuesday night and is now spinning inland across southeast Georgia. Julia is the first tropical cyclone on record to be…

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NCAA pulls 7 postseason events out of NC because of law keeping males out of women’s restrooms

Posted: 14 Sep 2016 06:01 AM PDT

The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina, including opening-weekend men’s basketball tournament games, for the coming year due to a state law…

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DAYS OF LOT: South Africa Bans U.S. Pastor Over Anti-Gay Views

Posted: 14 Sep 2016 05:57 AM PDT

U.S. pastor Steven Anderson has been banned from visiting South Africa over his anti-gays views, which the country’s home affairs minister on Tuesday equated with…

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WAR DRUMS: South Korea Vows To Turn North Korea To Ashes

Posted: 14 Sep 2016 05:52 AM PDT

A South Korean military source told the national outlet Yonhap that his government is ready to reduce Pyongyang “to ashes” after the latest North Korean…

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Experts Warn of ‘Big’ Mayon Eruption in Coming Days

Posted: 14 Sep 2016 05:47 AM PDT

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has warned of a possible “big” Mayon volcano eruption in the coming days. “Phreatic explosion may happen…

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New fault line discovered after 5.8 Oklahoma earthquake

Posted: 14 Sep 2016 05:43 AM PDT

A magnitude-5.8 earthquake and a series of smaller aftershocks in Oklahoma has led to the discovery of a new fault line. The discovery stoked fears…

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Super-Typhoon Smashes South Taiwan leaving thousands without power

Posted: 14 Sep 2016 05:41 AM PDT

Record-breaking winds and heavy rains disrupted transport today as Super-Typhoon Meranti cut a path across southern Taiwan and headed toward China. Toppled trees and storefront…

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What About The Bush Administration Who Lost 22 Million Emails?

Posted: 14 Sep 2016 05:35 AM PDT

For 18 months, Republican strategists, political pundits, reporters and Americans who follow them have been pursuing Hillary Clinton’s personal email habits, and no evidence of…

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Kentucky Governor Warns Patriots May Need to ‘Shed Blood’ if Clinton Gets Elected

Posted: 14 Sep 2016 05:31 AM PDT

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) said over the weekend that patriots may need to “shed blood” if Hillary Clinton is elected president. Bevin, speaking at…

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Strong 5.9 Earthquake strikes Colombia

Posted: 14 Sep 2016 05:27 AM PDT

A powerful earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude has struck northwest Colombia, the US Geological Survey reports. The epicenter of the quake was located some 129 km…

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Catholics In New Jersey Take a Stand For National Anthem

Posted: 13 Sep 2016 04:58 PM PDT

(By Todd Starnes) The Diocese of Camden, New Jersey has a message for high school football players: either respect the National Anthem or be prepared…

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Congress Has Chance To Save The Internet

Posted: 13 Sep 2016 04:53 PM PDT

President Obama wants this to be the last month of an open, uncensored internet guaranteed by the U.S. government. His plan to end American stewardship…

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Social Networks and News Agencies Join Forces to “Improve Online News”

Posted: 13 Sep 2016 04:48 PM PDT

Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve…

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Flooded Dhaka streets turn blood-red on the Eid al-Adha holiday

Posted: 13 Sep 2016 04:43 PM PDT

Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Adha holiday on Monday, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar. Marking the willingness…

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Militia plans armed protest in Georgia over mosque

Posted: 13 Sep 2016 11:01 AM PDT

A local militia is planning an armed protest Tuesday evening at the historic Newton County courthouse after local law enforcement launched an investigation into the…

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Pastors Could Land in Jail 30 Days for Violating This Transgender Law

Posted: 13 Sep 2016 10:52 AM PDT

(By Todd Starnes) Churches in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts have grave concerns about a new anti-discrimination law that could force congregations to accommodate the…

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Bizarre conspiracy theory claims Hillary Clinton Is Using “Body Double”

Posted: 13 Sep 2016 10:46 AM PDT

Conspiracy theorists have claimed Hillary Clinton used a body double after she suffered a dizzy spell at the 9/11 memorial on Sunday. Social media users…

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ALERT: Syria claims it has shot down Israeli jet and drone

Posted: 13 Sep 2016 09:11 AM PDT

The IDF carried out airstrikes on two Syrian military positions Monday evening, targeting artillery batteries in response to a projectile that landed in Israeli territory…

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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.


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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John Kerry’s State Department Funneled MILLIONS To His Daughter’s Nonprofit

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Excellent reporting from Ethan Barton at The Daily Caller.

Good thing the taxpayers paid for John Kerry’s daughter’s venture because he’s only ‘worth’ $300 million himself. (Officially. It’s probably a lot more.)

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Worship or Worshiptainment? —

The countdown clock ticks away on the screen. The lights begin to dim and the crowd around you is energized as they all stand to their feet amid the laser lights, mood setting fog, and colorful swirling graphics on the walls. The music is a pounding force that begs your attention. As the singers belt out their anthem, they exhibit precise choreography as they move about on stage.

You can have a giant flashing screen with the word Jesus, pulsating music, and a light show that rivals all others, but the still small voice desires true worship.

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Doctors Skeptical About Clinton’s Pneumonia Diagnosis

Dr. Ted Noel explains why the pneumonia story is bunk, and Hillary likely has Parkinson’s

Dr. Ted Noel, former director of the NovaMed Surgery Center in Orlando, rocketed to fame with a video in which he explained the close match between the signs of Parkinson’s disease and Hillary Clinton’s visible symptomatic behavior. Now he has returned to VidZette with a video explaining why the pneumonia story is unlikely to be the entire story. Instead, the Parkinson’s theory – an ailment that affects the mind – is much more likely to be genuine.

View Short Video:
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/09/dr_ted_noel_explains_why_the_pneumonia_story_is_bunk_and_hillary_likely_has_parkinsons.html

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has to briefly stop her speech due to heavy coughing as she speaks at the 11th Congressional District Labor Day festival at Luke Easter Park in Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has to briefly stop her speech due to heavy coughing as she speaks at the 11th Congressional District Labor Day festival at Luke Easter Park in Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

After the latest fainting episode at the 9/11 ceremony, I said to my husband that if Hillary truly had Pneumonia, she would have been rushed to an ER. She would have been accessed by the doctors there, and possibly placed in the ICU.

But what did we see?  Just two hours later, Hillary emerges from here daughter’s apartment, smiling and waving and even embracing a young girl – which looked so obviously staged.

From Breitbart.com

Doctors Raise Concerns over Clinton’s Pneumonia Diagnosis and Treatment

Doctors are raising concerns about Hillary Clinton’s recent pneumonia diagnosis and treatment, suggesting a case of the disease that causes a patient to collapse should be…

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How to spot a NAR book

BereanResearch writes,


How to spot a NAR book

Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error has a list of books the serious Christian will want to avoid, even if it’s on display in a so-called Christian bookstore or a Christian website that sells books and other “religious” paraphernalia. Sadly, many “Christian” books are written by people who are not authentic Christians but are in fact wolves in sheep’s clothing.  Holly reveals how to spot the counterfeits.  She writes:

bookstore-2We documented in our books that the New Apostolic Reformation(NAR) has penetrated mainstream Christianity. Many people find this hard to believe, claiming they’ve never heard of the NAR. I suspect one big reason this movement has flown under the radar for so long is because people don’t know what to look for.

So how do you spot the NAR? Let’s take a look at some top-selling books and…

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Standing firm amidst famine of the Word of God

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

13 Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (NASB) 

The growing apostasy in the visible Church seems to be accelerating. The spiritual blindness of so many professing believers and their leaders is truly astounding. My brethren, the sad state of the visible Church is both the product of the famine of the Word of God and the cause of it. When the Word of God is seldom heard or read or taught then its purifying power is muted. The world and its ways now coexist with the visible Church. Genuine believers are new creations, God’s workmanship, and they now crave the pure milk of the Word of God. It is necessary for their Spiritual Growth and their new character craves it. This is not an attribute of the…

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