Daily Archives: September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Police released a photo of a 28-year-old immigrant wanted for questioning Monday in bombings that rocked a Manhattan neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town, and New York’s governor and mayor said the blasts are looking increasingly like an act of terrorism with a foreign connection.

Homeland security and terror threats are back on the front burner for the presidential campaign after an explosive device blew up in New York City on Saturday night, injuring 29 people, following incidents in New Jersey and Minnesota earlier in the day.

A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he or she was Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him in an attack the Islamic State group claimed as its own.

The Senate’s two top defense policy lawmakers, Senators Republican John McCain and Jack Reed, want the U.S. Navy to make additional major changes to the service’s troubled $29 billion Littoral Combat Ship program or risk losing their support for future purchases.

While officially the FBI and intelligence agencies are still investigating a series of hacks that have roiled the U.S. presidential campaign, a number of cyber specialists who have reviewed the evidence as well as U.S. officials familiar with the investigation say with high confidence that Moscow is to blame.

Private funds are seeking a record $32 billion for commercial-property debt as buyout firms, real estate investment trusts and hedge funds expand lending. These companies, which typically charge higher interest rates, can move quickly on large loans that may be seen as too speculative for banks.

Warplanes hit the Syrian city of Aleppo for the first time since last week’s cease-fire, further straining the fragile truce following a mistaken air strike by U.S.-led coalition forces that killed 62 government troops.

A warning indicator for banking stress rose to a record in China in the first quarter, underscoring risks to the nation and the world from a rapid build-up of Chinese corporate debt. China’s credit-to-gross domestic product “gap” stood at 30.1 percent, the highest for the nation in data stretching back to 1995.

Prime Minister Netanyahu deflected criticism of the record $38 billion defense package Israel will receive from the U.S. over the next 10 years, saying no better deal could have been won.

Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths, according to new research.

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The Iraqi police and army had decked out the checkpoints with plastic flowers to welcome the first returning Fallujah residents following the city’s recapture from jihadists in June.

An overcrowded tourist boat carrying Muslim pilgrims was being piloted recklessly before it capsized, killing at least 15 Thai people, officials said on Monday as divers and other rescuers searched for 11 people still missing.

Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin says the U.S. airstrike that apparently struck Syrian government troops has put “a very big question mark” over the future of the U.S. and Russian-brokered cease-fire agreement in Syria.

A Vatican administrator has urged Rome to remove the head of the Catholic Church in Guam over child sex allegations, warning the scandal could bankrupt the church in the deeply religious Pacific territory.

Gunmen hurling grenades killed 17 soldiers in a raid on an army base in Indian Kashmir Sunday, with India blaming Pakistan-based militants for the worst such attack in the disputed region for over a decade.

Just under 30 percent of France’s 3 to 4 million Muslims reject the country’s secular laws, according to an Ifop poll published by the French weekly Journal du Dimanche.

A Minnesota man says freedom from prison is “wonderful” after serving a decade behind bars for a 1979 murder he says he did not commit.

A Norwegian man held hostage by the al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Islamist militant group in the southern Philippines since September last year was freed on Saturday, Philippine officials said.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has accepted responsibility for her Christian Democratic party’s “bitter defeat” in Berlin state elections.

A Muslim woman from Australia has told how she was forced to leave a beach in France for wearing a burkini. A 23-year-old medical student told Australian media she had travelled to Europe to show solidarity with local Muslim women.

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft will block online ads for gender determination tools in India, following an order by the country’s top court. The issue prompted India to ban pre-natal sex determination via ultrasound scans in 1994, but many parents still have them done illegally.

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Parents in one Colorado school district, “may have been a little confused,” as a local newspaper suggested, when they recently got an email from the district. In Arabic. It was intended to invite Arabic-speaking parents and families to join English classes.

Researchers have made the breakthrough of couch potatoes’ dreams with a new drug that mimics some of the most important effects of exercise. Scientists from Deakin University in Melbourne published their findings in Cell Reports earlier this week, showing that overweight mice who were given the drug no longer showed signs of cardiovascular disease.

Within five years, a majority of ride-hailing company Lyft’s rides will be in self-driving cars, the company’s co-founder and president predicted on Sunday.


Top News – 9/19/2016

ISIS Claims Brutal Minnesota Stabbing Spree Attacker as “Son of Islamic State”
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a brutal stabbing attack in a Minnesota mall on Saturday night which left eight injured and the attacker dead. The attacker, a man of Somali descent, was a “soldier of the Islamic state,”

The Temple Has “Reappeared” – You Won’t Believe How
Last week, some visitors to the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem reported that they had seen the Second Temple reappear.

3 surfers bitten by sharks at Florida beach
Sharks bit three different surfers Sunday in the span of a few hours at the same Florida beach, officials said.

Putin’s party clinches majority in Russian parliament ahead of final election results
Near-complete results from Russia’s national parliament election show the Kremlin’s power-base party United Russia taking an overwhelming majority of the seats. The Central Elections Commission said Monday that with 90 percent of the vote counted, United Russia had 54 percent of the vote for the 225 seats chosen nationwide by party list.

Syria ceasefire seen near collapse
A Syrian ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia was in deep trouble on Monday as a rebel official said it had practically failed and signaled insurgents were preparing for a full resumption of fighting.

Gitmo Detainee Says A Saudi Royal Family Member Recruited Him For Terror Before 9/11
A Guantanamo Bay detainee suspected of working as a bomb maker for al-Qaida, testified this summer that he was recruited into terrorism by an unnamed member of the Saudi royal family before 9/11. The detainee, 41-year-old, Ghassan Abdallah al-Sharbi, said he overheard a telephone conversation in which a religious leader used the phrase “your highness” during a telephone call, just before pressuring Sharbi to move back to the United States and execute terror plots.

Netanyahu’s rebuke to the UN is well-earned
The UN is an organization whose hypocrisy when it comes to Jews is straight out of Kafka. United Nations member States need to examine their own consciences and policies following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu castigating them for promoting a Jew-free Palestinian Arab State in Judea and Samaria (‘West Bank’) and East Jerusalem.

Theresa May to tell world leaders that Britain has ‘a right’ to protect its borders
The Prime Minister will use a trip to the United Nations General Assembly this week to criticise the global response to “unmanaged migration”, warning that Western nations are simply “treating the symptoms of this crisis”. Mrs May will say that “all countries” have a “responsibility” to manage their borders to reduce illegal and uncontrolled migration.

Navy Requires All Sailors to Undergo Transgender Education by July 2017
Starting Nov. 1, the training will educate sailors about the Navy’s new transgender policy that allows transgenders to serve in the military, Military.com reported. “This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states. It is unclear what exactly is in these training sessions yet, but the Navy will soon send out messages with more information.

Manhattan Bombs Provide Trove of Clues; F.B.I. Questions 5 People
A bomb that injured 29 people on Saturday in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, and another that failed to detonate, were filled with shrapnel and made with pressure cookers, flip phones and Christmas lights to set off a powerful explosive compound, law enforcement officials said on Sunday.

China says Japan trying to ‘confuse’ South China Sea situation
China on Monday accused Japan of trying to “confuse” the situation in the South China Sea, after its neighbor said it would step up activity in the contested waters, through joint training patrols with the United States. Ties between Asia’s two largest economies have long been overshadowed by arguments over their painful wartime history and a territorial spat in the East China Sea, among other issues.

Pipe Bombs Discovered Near New Jersey Train Tracks
At least five devices were found in a backpack inside a waste basket in Elizabeth, New Jersey Sunday, Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage told CNN. Cell phones and electronic timers were discovered on or around the items, Bollowage indicated.

China threatens countermeasures after Dalai Lama speaks at EU Parliament
China expressed anger on Monday and threatened countermeasures after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama spoke at the European Parliament…and met its president, Martin Schulz. China regards the 80-year-old, Nobel Peace Prize-winning monk as a separatist, though he says he merely seeks genuine autonomy for his Himalayan homeland, which Communist Chinese troops “peacefully liberated” in 1950.

Toxic algae troubles many California lakes and waterways
Katie Stone didn’t know about the threat of toxic blue-green algae…until…her chocolate lab Josie lapped up some…and died within a few hours. It was a stark…example of California’s…problems with cyanobacteria, a naturally occurring substance that has blossomed like a slimy weed to infect more than 40 state lakes and waterways…It is the highest count ever and double the 22 reported last year…

Berlin state poll: Losses for Merkel’s CDU, gains for AfD
Germany’s CDU, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, has suffered historic losses in Berlin state elections. It has been ousted from the state governing coalition with the centre-left Social Democrats. Meanwhile right-wing anti-migrant party Alternative for Germany (AfD) will enter the state parliament for the first time with 14% of the vote.

Police: Palestinian stabs officers in Jerusalem and is shot
Israeli police say a Palestinian assailant stabbed two police officers near Jerusalem’s Old City before troops shot and wounded him. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says a female police officer was stabbed in the neck and badly wounded while a male officer was moderately injured.

Duterte to extend drug war as ‘cannot kill them all’
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked for a six-month extension for his war on drugs, saying there are too many people involved in the narcotics trade and he “cannot kill them all”. Some 3,000 people have been killed since Duterte won May elections in a landslide on a vow to kill tens of thousands of criminals in an unprecedented blitz to rid the country of illegal drugs in six months.

Putin’s party dominates at Russia parliament vote
President Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party on Sunday cruised to an easy victory at parliamentary elections, exit polls showed, despite the longest economic crisis of his 16-year rule.

U.S.-led forces strike Syrian troops, prompting emergency U.N. meeting
U.S.-led coalition air strikes reportedly killed dozens of Syrian soldiers on Saturday, endangering a U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire and prompting an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting as tensions between Moscow and Washington escalated.

Obama Jokes About ISIS On Same Day America Gets Bombed Twice
Obama made a joke with unfortunately bad timing Saturday, quipping that the Islamic State was no big deal compared to his birth certificate, only to have America hit by two separate explosions.

Bomb Explodes in Manhattan, Injuring 29; Second Bomb Found Blocks Away
In what authorities believe to be a deliberate attack against New Yorkers, a large explosion tore through a crowded street in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea on Saturday night, leaving 29 injured and putting New York on high alert.


3 Terror Attacks In America In 24 Hours

terror-public-domainNew York City, New Jersey and Minnesota were all hit by terror attacks within a 24 hour time period, and authorities are concerned that this may be the start of a fresh wave of terrorism in this country. Those that conduct acts of terror do so because they want to create fear and because they want attention. All three of these attacks accomplished those goals, but in particular the bombing in New York City’s thriving Chelsea neighborhood instantly captured the attention of the entire nation. The following is how USA Today described the attack… (Read More…)


Chinese Banks On Verge Of Collapse, Debt Unsustainable

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China is The Ultimate Cony Capitalist State and its banking system has been eroding since 2009. About this time last year as you may recall it looked like the whole thing might really start going downhill. But that was before the Communist Party put financial journalists and bankers on notice and told them to keep their mouths shut in the face of instability. Or else.

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The Briefing 09-19-16

The culture of death advances: A child euthanized in Belgium

From he to she in first grade? Redefining gender at age six

The (further) disappearance of childhood. Innocence denied and lives at risk

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Coming your way from the UN: Obama, King of the World

Barry Soetoro posing as Barack Obama won’t be wearing the conquering hero’s laurel wreath, but it will be there all the same.

The ‘world leaders’ will give their conquering hero standing ovations, but their populations, who had no say in becoming the inhabitants of One World Government will hope and pray for a miracle to stop it from happening.

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Obama Blames Fox, Limbaugh for Hillary Clinton’s Struggling Campaign Against Trump

President Barack Obama headlined a high dollar Manhattan fundraiser for Hillary Clinton Sunday where he made remarks blaming Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for Clinton not running away with the election against Donald Trump.

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Frontrunning: September 19

  • Global Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Commodities (Read More)
  • For Yellen, a September Fed surprise could close confidence gap (Read More)
  • Robot detonates New Jersey device in latest bomb discovery (Read More)
  • Syria Truce Hangs in Balance Amid Attacks, Lack of Aid (Read More)
  • Merkel’s Party Suffers Worst Berlin Loss of Postwar Era (Read More)
  • China’s Home Prices Rise Most in Six Years as Sales Gain (Read More)
  • More than a Read More, the FT asks: “Will the Bank of Japan cause a global bond tantrum
  • Yuan Interbank Rate Surges in Hong Kong in Sign of Intervention (Read More)
  • Oil climbs as Venezuela sees output deal (Read More)
  • Libya Clashes Halt First Oil Cargo From Ras Lanuf Since 2014 (Read More)
  • Fed Hits Crossroads on Inflation Policy (Read More)
  • Pimco, BlackRock See December Fed Hike Amid Mini Taper Tantrum (Read More)
  • Five Days of Gridlock: Your Guide to UN General Assembly Week (Read More)
  • Tesla Wins Massive Contract to Help Power the California Grid (Read More)
  • European banks represent the world’s biggest contrarian trade (Read More)
  • Banks Are Now too Scared to Even Make Money (Read More)
  • How EBay’s CEO Plans to Take On Amazon (Read More)

Top Headlines – 9/19/2016

Obama, Keen to Push Israeli-Palestinian Peace, Will Meet With Netanyahu

After weekend of terror, Abbas says Palestinians attack Israelis ‘because they’ve lost hope’

Netanyahu, IDF work to stem tide of worsening security situation

Social Media Incitement, Upcoming Jewish Holidays Spurring Upswing in Palestinian Terrorism Against Israelis, Says Defense Establishment

Netanyahu fires back at critics of US military aid deal

Netanyahu: Criticism of the aid deal shows ingratitude towards US

Australian MP: It’s beyond the pale if Hamas used our money to build tunnels

Americans ‘unwelcome’ in Gaza, warns militant chief after US terror label

Begin: Settler building on private Palestinian land ‘unjust’

ICC report says action against Israel wont be taken in the near future

A virtual reality visit to the Second Temple

Russia, U.S. tensions spill over at U.N. meeting on Syria

Kerry calls on Russia to rein in Assad

Syrian truce receives new blows with airstrikes, shelling

Experts: Full ceasefire in Syria – highly unlikely

Traces of purportedly relinquished chemical weapons found in Syrian regime lab

‘Declaration of war’: Ind. US candidate slams Washington’s moves in Syria

Airstrike on Syrian Troops Weakens U.S. Effort to Curb Violence

Syrian army regains areas lost to IS after US-led airstrike

ISIS claims to have shot down Syrian warplane

Libyan forces renew push against Islamic State in Sirte

ISIS moving from Christian persecution to Christian ‘extermination’

FBI investigates Minnesota stabbings as possible terror act

ISIS claims responsibility for Minnesota mall attack

Islamic State says Minnesota mall stabbing carried out by ‘soldier’

ISIS Supporters Rush To Celebrate NYC Explosion

Authorities call NYC explosion a bombing, say motive unknown

Clinton condemns spate of ‘apparent terrorist attacks’

Explosive Language: Call the New York Bombing Terrorism Already

New York Governor: Bomb not related to international terror

‘An Act of Terrorism’: Investigators Hunting for Clues in NYC Bomb That Injured 29

New York Bombs Filled With Explosives, Shrapnel

Source: NY and NJ explosive devices from same person

‘There will be more’: Chilling 911 call after the Chelsea explosion

‘Number of individuals’ in custody after authorities stop ‘vehicle of interest’ in Chelsea bombing

New York City police on high alert after bombing, UN General Assembly meeting

Al-Aksa mosque preacher calls on Allah to blow up Moscow, DC

One in four French Muslims in ‘revolt’ against secular laws

Uri attack: Narendra Modi’s aggressive stand on Pakistan might make India more vulnerable to terror

U.S. wire payments to Iran undercut Obama

Khamenei: We won’t negotiate with the Americans

Iran must stand strong against US on region conflicts: Khamenei

Putin’s party dominates at Russia parliament vote

Putin once casually said over dinner that he could destroy America in a half-hour (or less)

US, Japan, South Korea condemn nuke test by North Korea

Venezuela, Cuba warn of US intervention at Non-Aligned meet

Cuban-Americans in Florida could tilt most populous presidential battleground state

Immigrant voter surge fails to drum up revenge against Trump

Obama: Would be ‘personal insult’ to legacy if black voters don’t back Clinton

Dallas cop files lawsuit against Black Lives Matter, Obama

Warren: Trump has incited his voters to kill people

Huckabee: Trump was pointing out Clinton’s hypocrisy on guns

Protests in Germany against transatlantic TTIP and CETA trade deals

China’s banking system is riskier than it has ever been, the latest global data shows

State of emergency declared after crucial oil pipeline leaks 250,000 gallons in Alabama

Hubble Takes Close-up Look at Disintegrating Comet

Apocalyptic asteroid with power of 3 billion nukes may be headed for Earth

Earthquake activity in Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 33,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Dukono volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

Typhoon Malakas to bring dangerous flooding to Japan

Tropical Storm Paine, fall-like storm to elevate flood threat in West

Karl Expected to Gain Strength in Trek Across Atlantic, Could Become a Hurricane

Town still healing 30 years after the Chernobyl disaster

New mosquito-borne disease detected in Haiti

N.C. drops ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit: Why that won’t settle the issue

Domestic violence against men soars

Man high on mojo used ‘superhuman strength’ to punch officers, steal police car

Cannabis becomes new Californian gold rush

State lawmaker threatens funding for Nashville, Memphis over pot bills

‘I played stoned’: Some NFL players love getting high before kickoff


 

OOPS! Feds Mistakenly Grant Citizenship to 800 Immigrants with Security Concerns…

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 09:24 AM PDT

OOPS! The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of…

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How to Delete Porn from Your Brain

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 09:14 AM PDT

(Kingdom Works) In a society bent towards the microwave mentality of “gotta have it now”, it would be convenient if God armed our brain with…

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Franklin Graham Issues National Call to Prayer Following Third Attack in 12 Hours

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 08:50 AM PDT

Three attacks against three separate U.S. cities stirred Franklin Graham to action. The evangelist, who is on his 50-state Decision America Tour, called the nation…

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BREAKING NEWS: Ahmad Khan Rahami In Custody

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 08:38 AM PDT

A man being sought in connection with an explosion in Seaside Park, New Jersey and another blast in Chelsea is believed to be in custody,…

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Private Car Ownership Will be Gone In 5 Years

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 07:59 AM PDT

Within five years, a majority of ride-hailing company Lyft’s rides will be in self-driving cars, the company’s co-founder and president predicted on Sunday. John Zimmer…

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Obama releasing jihadists against advice of military…

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 07:52 AM PDT

As Barack Obama prepared to enter the final year of his presidency, he sat down for an interview with Olivier Knox to discuss a bold…

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Trump win could lead Obama to back 2-state move at UN

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 07:45 AM PDT

A looming Donald Trump presidency would make it more likely for lame-duck US President Barack Obama to support a United Nations Security Council resolution laying…

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Over 15% of Venezuelans Eating Garbage to Survive

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 07:40 AM PDT

A new study finds Venezuela on the brink of famine, with an alarming fifteen percent of citizens saying they can only feed themselves with “food…

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DEVELOPING: China facing full-blown banking crisis

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 07:36 AM PDT

China has failed to curb excesses in its credit system and faces mounting risks of a full-blown banking crisis, according to early warning indicators released…

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US Navy Requiring All Sailors to Undergo Transgender Education by July 2017

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 07:32 AM PDT

An all-Navy message sent out Tuesday says that all sailors will be required to undergo transgender behavioral education by July 2017. Starting Nov. 1, the…

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Minnesota Knife Attacker Identified As 22-Year-Old Somali Dahir A. Adan

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 07:25 AM PDT

This is the suspected ISIS knife attacker who attacked nine people in Minnesota while posing as a police officer. Dahir A. Adan, 22, is said…

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Samoa hit by hail storm so rare residents thought it was a hoax

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 05:41 AM PDT

Samoa has been hit by a hail storm so rare that it was believed to be a hoax by many of the island’s inhabitants. The…

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Government Threatens to fire Christian for not viewing pro-LGBT video

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 05:33 AM PDT

This next story may very well be a preview of the “New Normal” coming to America. According to a report, A federal government agency is threatening…

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Russia and U.S. Reach Boiling Point at U.N. Meeting on Syria

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 05:28 AM PDT

The United States accused Russia of grandstanding on Saturday by calling a U.N. Security Council meeting over U.S.-led coalition air strikes in Syria, as Russia…

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MARK OF THE BEAST WATCH: The Push For Information Storage Under Your Skin

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 05:22 AM PDT

(By Nina Adam and William Wilkes) Patrick Paumen doesn’t have to worry about forgetting his keys and being locked out of his apartment. That is…

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1-in-5 Syrian refugees settled in New York area…More To Come

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 05:13 AM PDT

Nearly 20 percent of the 4,600 Syrian refugees already brought to the United States were settled in the New York-New Jersey area, site of weekend…

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BREAKING NEWS: Pipe Bombs Found Near Train Station in Elizabeth, New Jersey

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 05:09 AM PDT

The bomb drama rattling the New York region arrived here Sunday night when two men walked out of Hector’s Place Restaurant near the city’s train…

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DEVELOPING: Authorities investigating possible terror cell in US

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 05:06 AM PDT

New York police say they’re looking for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with the Chelsea bombing over the weekend. Also on Monday morning, New…

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Police release photo of man wanted in NYC bomb blast

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 04:58 AM PDT

Authorities were hunting for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with Saturday’s New York City bombing, police said Monday morning. Rahami is a New Jersey…

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FBI detains 5 in connection to Chelsea bombing

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 08:46 PM PDT

FBI agents stopped a car in Brooklyn carrying five men who may be connected to Saturday’s bombing in Chelsea, sources said. The men were heading…

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FALLING AWAY: Bible College Creates Same-sex attraction ‘Safe Space’

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 07:55 PM PDT

Biola University, considered one of the most conservative evangelical Christian universities in the nation, has announced the creation of a “purposeful, community-focused program” for students…

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Obama Seeks to Force States to Fund Planned Parenthood Before Leaving Office

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 07:48 PM PDT

How much damage can one presidential administration produce before leaving office? Now a new report is indicating that President Barack Obama’s administration announced a new proposed…

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Bible Scholar Warns ESV Bible Translation Revisions ‘Potentially Dangerous,’

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 07:41 PM PDT

It looks like the latest “Gender” hysteria has now crept into our Bible translations as a debate is stirring over revisions made to the final…

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HEDGE BEING LIFTED? 3 Terror Attacks In America In 24 Hours

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 07:35 PM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) New York City, New Jersey and Minnesota were all hit by terror attacks within a 24 hour time period, and authorities…

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Lost Stone From High Priest’s Breastplate Believed Found After 1,000-Year Journey

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 07:07 PM PDT

(Reported By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz) Sometimes incredible stories are actually true, and in this case, experts agree that a small onyx stone, claimed to be…

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Plans Reinstated to Build Arch of Ba’al in NYC

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 07:00 PM PDT

The last thing New York City needs is to set up a replica to represent a false god! The last time I checked the Lord…

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ALERT: Obama, Ready To Push Israeli-Palestinian Peace, Will Meet With Netanyahu

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 06:55 PM PDT

It’s now official! President Obama has set up a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the intent to push for an “Israeli/Palestinian Peace…

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111-Year-Old Woman Reciting 23rd Psalm by Heart Goes Viral

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 05:18 PM PDT

An online video of an 111-year-old reciting the 23rd Psalm by heart has gone viral. Hester Ford of Charlotte, North Carolina was interviewed last month…

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Entire High School football team takes knee during national anthem

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 05:13 PM PDT

Garfield High School football players and coaching staff took a knee during the national anthem at Friday’s game against West Seattle High School. Head coach…

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DEVELOPING: Surveillance Revealing Same Suspect At Both Bomb Locations In New York

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 05:09 PM PDT

A day after a bombing injured 29 people in a Manhattan neighborhood, police are scouring the area for clues about who was responsible for the…

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Apocalyptic asteroid with power of 3 billion nukes may be headed for Earth

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 05:00 PM PDT

Experts are warning that a huge meteor is rocketing close to Earth with the power of three billion atomic bombs. According to to the report, China’s…

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New York Deploys 1000 Extra Police Officers As Fears Of More Attacks Imminent

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 04:46 PM PDT

The ‘homemade bomb’ hidden in a trashcan that exploded in New York injuring at least 29 people was an “act of terror” and 1,000 extra…

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Chilling 911 call after the Chelsea explosion Warned Of More To Come!

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 04:40 PM PDT

A 911 caller warned of further explosions right after the blast that rocked Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood and injured 29 people, The Post has learned. “I’m…

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490 horseshoe crabs mysteriously die in Japan

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 01:58 PM PDT

Nearly 500 dead horseshoe crabs have washed ashore at a tidal flat in Kita-Kyushu, Japan. And researchers have no idea what is killing the endangered…

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Five Major Companies Saying Goodbye to the U.S.

Posted: 18 Sep 2016 01:55 PM PDT

More bad news for the US Economy and Workers! A new report from Ford announced it will be hitting the road, taking its small-car production…

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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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Here it comes: The iMplant, RFID chips under the skin going mainstream

Some graffiti in Bryggebroen Denmark.
Some graffiti in Bryggebroen Denmark.

I love technology. I am fascinated by pushing the technological envelope. I have long lived much of my life in cyberspace and I believe innovation is one of the key creators of real wealth and real human progress. However one should be very cautious when considering whether to implant oneself with an RFID chip.

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What You NEED to Know about the Calvinism and Arminianism Debate

The Calvinism-Arminianism debate is substantially a debate between what is called “synergism” and “monergism.” For those who are new to this debate, the following is a primer on the two perennial branches of theological systems within Christianity. Or to put it another way, there are two very different ways for believers to understand their salvation.

The first type is the Arminian-Synergist. They affirm synergism. It teaches that two forces in the universe are necessary to bring about regeneration in the life of the sinner. Specifically, the two forces at work (cooperation) that are necessary to bring about regeneration, or spiritual life, is the human will and the Holy Spirit (grace).

To put it another way, the work of the Holy Spirit is dependent on the creature’s will; hence, “synergism” (working together). These individuals will sincerely say, “I believe in grace alone.” But the truth is they believe that grace is not alone (sufficient); rather; the human will is necessary for regeneration—your salvation—to be effective.

Many people do not like being labeled “Arminian” (e.g. “I am neither Calvinist or Arminian!) The reality, however, is their theology functions synergistically. Thus, how they identify themselves is inconsistent with what they teach and believe. At the end of the day, they are Arminian, whether they like it or not.

The second group is Calvinist-Monergist. They affirm monergism. They (including myself) believe that there is only one force in the universe (grace alone) that brings about regeneration in the life of the sinner. In specifics, because of the deadness of the spiritual human will (i.e. moral inability), the Holy Spirit performs the miracle of spiritual resurrection (regeneration) in that person. Thus it is monergism (one work). Grace is sufficient to be effective, and does not depend on some action of the human will.

In other words, the Holy Spirit does not merely “whisper” in the hardened sinner’s ear and hopes that the rebel sinner will “cooperate.” Instead, while the sinner is in a state of hardness and rebellion, the Holy Spirit penetrates into the human will and performs the miracle of spiritual life (regeneration). That is grace alone. That is what the Bible teaches. Faith does not precede regeneration, regeneration precedes faith.

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions– it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” John 1:12-13

He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” John 8:47

Arminians cannot affirm grace alone. They must always have the creature’s will as the final determiner of their destiny, not God.

One final note.

Arminians pray inconsistently. They pray unknowingly as a Calvinistic:

“God, change the unbeliever’s heart.”

I have never heard an Arminian pray:

“God, only whisper in the unbeliever’s ear, but don’t change their heart unless you’ve been given permission by the unbeliever.”

The Calvinist prays and affirms biblical truth consistently.

 

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For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. 17 This I command you, that you love one another.
18 “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you…

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JD Hall on Modern Day Montanism – A Critique of the Charismatic Movement

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Whether you hold to cessationism or continuationism, sound theology matters. In this lecture you will hear a clear presentation exposing an ancient heresy invading Christianity today.

“JD Hall recently spoke at the NorCal Fire conference in California. The following is audio from his sermon, Modern Day Montanism. This is a critique of the charismatic movement, and defends the doctrine of Cessationism, particularly in regards to new prophecy.”

 Source: Pulpit & Pen; contributed by Jeff Maples; http://pulpitandpen.org/2016/09/17/jd-hall-on-modern-day-montanism-a-critique-of-the-charismatic-movement/
 
Accessed: 17/09/2016 Published: 19/09/2016

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What Discernment Is and Isn’t

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Another excellent article from Pulpit & Pen:

“Within the Charismatic Movement, discernment is often viewed as this supernatural ability to see if the spirit which influenced something is a good spirit or a demon. That is not what true discernment is in the modern context. Others within the same movement say that discernment is a supernatural feeling you get that tells you if someone or something is sound or unsound. They treat it as if you can simply feel when something is wrong, similar to how Yoda could feel a “disturbance in the force” in the Star Wars movies. No such feeling is ever described in the Bible.

Some people, including one popular blogger, David J. Stewart, sit at their computers and write about how wrong people are on certain issues that aren’t essential while at the same time believing many heresies (or false doctrines) themselves. This isn’t true discernment…

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