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26 Incredible Facts About The Economy That Every American Should Know For The Trump-Clinton Debate

donald-trump-hillary-clinton-debate-photo-by-vectoropenstockAre you ready for the most anticipated presidential debate in decades?  It is being projected that Monday’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could potentially break the all-time record of 80 million viewers that watched Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter debate back in 1980.  Many Americans probably hope to see some personal fireworks between the two nominees, but the two candidates have both expressed a desire to focus on substantive issues.  There will likely be quite a few questions about the economy, and without a doubt this is an area where Trump and Clinton have some very sharp differences.  The mainstream media would have us believe that the U.S. economy is in pretty good shape, and if that was true that would seem to favor Clinton.  But is it actually true?  The following are 26 incredible facts about the economy that every American should know for the Trump-Clinton debate… (Read More….)

The Secret History of the Commission on Presidential Debates


The debates are one of the croniest parts of our electoral system. The whole show really is deplorable.

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BATTLE STATIONS: Over 100 Million People Planning On Tuning In For Tonight’s Presidential Debate

The anticipation for Monday night’s face-off between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has reached a fever pitch, with many expecting a defining moment in one of the wildest elections of modern times.

Trump needs a big win on Monday if he is to get on a path to the White House, with polls showing a narrow but meaningful lead for Clinton.

But Clinton’s edge could be gone in an instant if Trump puts in a strong performance in the first debate or if she makes a disastrous misstep. Conversely, Trump’s chances of victory could plummet if he fails to convince voters he’s presidential material.

The clash, which will be held at Hofstra University in this Long Island town just outside New York City, is expected to draw the largest TV audience of any presidential debate in history.

The record is currently 80.6 million viewers, which was reached during a debate in 1980 between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Speculation is rife that the Clinton-Trump clash could draw a U.S. audience of 100 million or more.

NBC Commander-In-Chief Forum Donald Trump VS Hillary Clinton:

This is how it went a few weeks ago when the two faced off against each other, albeit not face to face like they will be tonight. Watch Hillary lie like a rug when Lauer asks about her illegal private email server. Haven’t seen hemming and hawing like that since last time I watched Hee-Haw!

The anticipation was tangible Sunday, with cable news networks already broadcasting from the site, a cavernous media center filling with hordes of reporters from the U.S. and beyond and tight security.

The debate takes place against a backdrop of racial tension, with police killings of black men in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C., sparking protests in recent days.

Clinton had planned to visit Charlotte on the eve of the debate but later canceled the trip, with her campaign citing a desire not to stretch the city’s resources. Trump took to Twitter to accuse her of “bad judgement” in the episode.

Beyond that issue, the debate is likely to take in conventional subjects such as jobs, the economy and national security — the final topic an especially pertinent one in the wake of the bombings in New Jersey and New York.

The themes of the debate, selected by moderator Lester Holt of NBC News, will be “America’s Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity” and “Securing America.”

For the candidates, however, the real goal will be damaging the opponent while avoiding disaster during the 90 minutes at the podium.

In the modern era, debates have tended to be memorable as much for missteps or odd moments as for standout performances. The worst example may have been President Gerald Ford’s head-scratching assertion in 1976 that “there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.”

FBI coverup for Hillary Clinton’s illegal private server:

Then-Vice President Al Gore’s ostentatious sighing during his first debate in 2000 with George W. Bush hurt him, as did President Obama’s oddly lifeless performance during his initial clash with Mitt Romney in 2012.

A gaffe along similar lines to Ford’s would hurt either candidate but especially Trump, whose readiness to serve is questioned by many voters.

In a New York Times/CBS News poll earlier this month, 67 percent of registered voters said Trump would be a “risky choice” to lead the nation, and 64 percent said he did not have “the right kind of temperament and personality to be a good president.”

On the plus side for Trump, Clinton has her own vulnerabilities, especially on questions of honesty. Her inability so far to give a succinct and persuasive explanation of her use of a private email address and server while secretary of State has frustrated even many Democrats.

The issue is another one sure to come up on Monday, especially after more documents related to the matter were released by the FBI on Friday and it emerged that top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills was given an immunity deal during the investigation.

Clinton has been reported to be working on a more deft answer on the topic, but Trump will surely try to knock her off balance — though whether he will repeat his epithet of “Crooked Hillary,” no one knows.

Clinton’s preparations have featured several different people playing the role of Trump, most notably longtime aide Philippe Reines. A key challenge, according to Clinton aides, is readying their candidate for all of the different demeanors Trump exhibited on the debate stage during the GOP primary process — combative in one clash, relatively restrained in another.

Trump has one important advantage, which is that expectations for him are lower than they are for Clinton. Despite his stunning victory in the Republican nomination battle, he is a political novice who has never before run for office. Clinton’s career in public life has spanned a quarter-century, including stints as U.S. senator and first lady as well as secretary of State.

If Trump surpasses expectations, he could expand the number of voters who see him as a plausible commander in chief — a shift that could reshape the race in fundamental ways. But any gaffe or overly fractious moment could renew those doubts once again. It’s game on for both candidates — and the stakes could not be higher. source

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Japan scrambled jets Sunday after a fleet of Chinese aircraft flew into a strategically important strait near disputed islands in the East China Sea.

The German government will have to bail out Deutsche Bank AG if its financial situation gets bad enough, Allianz Global Investors AG Chief Investment Officer Andreas Utermann said.

Holders like China and Japan have culled their stakes in Treasuries for three consecutive quarters, the most sustained pullback on record, based on the Federal Reserve’s official custodial holdings. The decline has accelerated in the past three months, coinciding with the recent backup in U.S. bond yields.

Several U.S. senators want the TSA to focus more attention and resources on rail, highway, and marine transportation, which would mean greater security oversight at such places as Amtrak stations and Megabus coach stops.

Mario Draghi will visit Brussels and Berlin this week with his increasingly urgent message that governments must act to bolster the economy. In the German capital, he may have a special request: Spend more, now.

Gold may be in for a bumpy ride in the final quarter as Republican candidate Donald Trump now has a 40 percent chance of winning the presidential election and investors will be preparing for the possibility of higher U.S. interest rates, according to Citigroup Inc.

The Pentagon’s next test of its ground-based system to destroy missiles aimed at the U.S. is tentatively scheduled for the first quarter of 2017, providing the new president evidence of whether the troubled program could stop the nuclear weapons North Korea threatens to launch.

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Bomb blasts in New York and New Jersey and a police shooting of an African American man triggering violent protests put security concerns back at the forefront of the US presidential campaign this week, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepared for their first televised debate.

A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam on social media.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will use a pen made from a bullet on Monday to sign an agreement ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and made their nation a byword for violence.

Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory’s power utility said Saturday. Less than 20,000 clients remained without power in some parts of San Juan and other urban areas.

Pope Francis on Saturday called for a “sincere dialogue” between Christians and Muslims as he met grieving relatives and survivors of France’s Bastille Day attack, in which a jihadist ploughed his truck into a crowd.

Eight people, including a three-year-old girl, were hurt in a shooting that Baltimore police called an act of “retaliatory violence” on Saturday night, authorities said.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and “open alliances” with two powers with historic rivalries with the United States. Duterte said the Philippines was at the “point of no return” in its relations with former colonial ruler the United States, so he wanted to strengthen ties with others, and picked two global powers with which Washington has been sparring with on the international political stage.

A couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina’s largest city.

The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans is now open. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama opened the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall by ringing a bell from a historic African-American church. The museum is the 19th and the newest of the Smithsonians.

This weekend, wildlife officials from some 183 countries were meeting in Johannesburg to decide how best to keep the world’s endangered elephants and rhinoceroses from succumbing to the illegal wildlife trade. On Saturday, activists in more than 140 cities are participating in the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos to draw attention to the plight of both animals and put pressure on world leaders to make sure the protections are the strongest possible.

A suicide bomber in Iraq killed at least seven people who were setting up tents on Sunday ahead of a major Shiite religious observance next month, officials said.

Sales of new homes retreated in August, one month after surging to the highest level in nearly nine years. Activity fell in all regions of the country except the West.


A Roman Catholic priest who was kidnapped in western Mexico a week ago has been found shot dead. He is the third priest to be found murdered in Mexico in the past week.

Ugandan police have blocked gay pride celebrations from happening in two resorts outside the capital, Kampala.


Australia is not quite where you think it is. The continent has shifted by 4.9 feet since the last adjustment was made to GPS coordinates in 1994.

The world’s largest radio telescope has begun searching for signs of extra-terrestrial life in outer space. The dish, which began operating on Sunday, measures 500 metres in diameter and took five years to construct in China’s Guizhou region.

A new street drug, one so toxic it’s primarily used to sedate elephants. Carfentanil, a synthetic opioid so deadly police say as little as 20 micrograms would be fatal to the average person, with one microgram being smaller than a grain of salt.

Top News – 9/26/2016

Meteor SLAMS into Earth: Earthquake felt as ‘burning objects’ in sky and ‘explosion’ heard
Locals reported feeling tremors after spotting the “burning objects” streaking across the sky and one said they saw a “big ball of fire”. There are reports a meteor, or space junk, hit near Gladstone in Queensland, Australia.

How Far Can the U.S. Military Go to Building a Technology-Enhanced ‘Super Soldier’?
Neuroscience, biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, artificial intelligence and new drugs may pave the way for dramatic human enhancements, whether by external devices like exoskeletons; implants that expand endurance, cognitive ability and communication; or new drugs that enhance endurance, strength, perception and cognitive ability.

UK set for HEAVIEST SNOWFALL in years: Long-range forecast warns of Winter 2016 BIG FREEZE
BRITAIN is facing the heaviest snowfalls in years this winter as the country’s first icy blast arrives in SIX WEEKS unleashing FOUR MONTHS of heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures, forecasters have announced.

Insiders: The heat is on Hillary
‘She will have to answer every single question flawlessly, exude gravitas…not cough, wear an acceptable pantsuit, smile enough, be likable, not laugh and have a good hair day. Donald Trump will just have to show up,” said an Ohio Democrat.

‘Hillary cover-up operation’: FBI documents reveal how Clinton IT aide described plan to delete emails
New documents released by the FBI Friday in another late-week document dump revealed that an IT aide to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton once referred to the operation to begin automatically deleting her emails as the “Hillary cover-up operation.”

Deutsche Bank shares plummet to record low as Merkel rules out bailout
Shares in Germany’s largest bank have hit rock bottom on Monday as Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly refused to provide Deutsche Bank state aid in its legal battle with the United States Department of Justice (DoJ).

Ahead of debate, Trump endorsed by US immigration officers
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump picked up the endorsement on Monday of the union representing 5,000 federal immigration officers, a boost of support for his immigration policy ahead of his first debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton.

2 Earthquakes hit off southwest Oregon coast
Two earthquakes hit off the coast of southwest Oregon on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Twin earthquakes strike Japan’s Okinawa Islands, no threat of tsunami
The first quake is said to have struck Japan’s northernmost main island, measuring 5.5 magnitude. The quake struck just off the southern coast of Hokkaido and was rated to be moderate in nature. The quake struck at a depth of 20 kilometres (12 miles). The second quake struck just a few minutes later….

Saudi Arabia Injects $5.3 Billion Into Banks to Ease Crunch
Saudi Arabia’s central bank stepped up efforts to support lenders in the Arab world’s biggest economy as they grapple with the effects of low oil prices. Banks’ shares advanced. The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, as the central bank is known, is giving banks about 20 billion riyals ($5.3 billion) of time deposits “on behalf of government entities.”

Iran’s supreme leader tells Ahmadinejad not to run again for president
Iran’s supreme leader has told former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to stand again in next year’s elections, state media reported on Monday, effectively eliminating a major challenger to pragmatist incumbent Hassan Rouhani. Ahmadinejad had not announced any plans to run in the vote scheduled for May, but has made several speeches in recent months, prompting speculation of a political comeback.

‘Russia and US tensions over Syria dangerous for Israel’
The escalation in rhetoric between Russia and the United States over Syria’s Civil War is creating a dangerous situation for Israel, former Israeli envoy to the United Nations Ron Prosor told Army Radio on Monday. “We have here a dangerous situation. It is dangerous…also to [Israel], because we find ourselves right in the middle,” Prosor said. “We coordinate with Russia, and the Americans are an important strategic asset for us.”

Southern Japan jolted by 5.7 magnitude quake
Japan’s southern Okinawa island and a chain of neighboring islands were shaken on Monday by an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

Japan Scrambles Jets After China Makes Show of Force in Key Strait
Japan scrambled jets Sunday after a fleet of Chinese aircraft flew into a strategically important strait near disputed islands in the East China Sea. Japan sent out the jets after eight of the Chinese planes crossed back and forth over waters between Okinawa’s main island and Miyako-jima island near Taiwan, the Defense Ministry in Tokyo said in a statement. Two of the planes may have been fighter jets, the ministry said.

Boko Haram leader mocks Nigerian army, parents of missing girls
Boko Haram’s embattled leader, Abubakar Shekau, appears in a new video to deny reports of his death and to taunt the parents of the nearly 300 school girls the group kidnapped from their boarding school in 2014.

Jordanian writer who shared cartoon mocking ISIS killed outside courthouse
A prominent Jordanian writer facing charges for sharing a “blasphemous” anti-ISIS cartoon that outraged Muslim groups was fatally shot in Amman on Sunday, state news agency Petra reported.

Aid delivered to four besieged towns in Syria: ICRC
Seventy trucks of humanitarian aid were delivered on Sunday to four besieged towns in Syria for the first time in almost six months, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.

Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regime
From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country.

Trump to Netanyahu: I will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s united capital
In meeting the Republican presidential nominee, Netanyahu thanked him for his continued support for Israel, his commitment to continued pressuring of Iran and for his opposition to efforts at the United Nations to impose terms of a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

Top Headlines – 9/26/2016

Trump to Netanyahu: I will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s united capital

After prepping Trump for debate, Giuliani says US should abandon two-state solution

Netanyahu to ask Clinton, Trump to oppose one-sided resolutions against Israel

Clinton to PM: I’ll oppose any outside solution to conflict

Trump, Clinton Assure Netanyahu on Future of U.S.-Israel Ties

Donald Trump links Mexico border wall plan to Israel’s ‘successful’ separation barrier

Israeli official: Gaza underground wall to be done in months

As Gaza spirals downward, the IDF watches, digs in for the next fight

Egyptian official mocks Abbas ‘stupidity,’ says Fatah ‘screwed’ in leaked call

Delegation of Jordanian generals visit Israel

Jordan’s PM re-appointed to form government after elections – was involved with the negotiations that led to Jordan signing a peace deal with Israel in 1994

Christian writer who ‘insulted Islam’ murdered in Jordan

Jews from Aleppo in Israel pained by city’s destruction

At least 23 civilians killed in Aleppo as UN holds emergency meeting over Syria

Syria rebels say peace talks futile while Russia backs Aleppo bombing

British UN ambassador: Russia working with Syria to carry out war crimes

U.S. slams Russian ‘barbarism’ in Syria, Moscow says peace almost impossible

No-fly zone would ‘require war with Syria and Russia’ – top US general

ISIS claims Baghdad suicide bombing that kills seven

Two women detained on suspicion of planning terror attack in France

US terror attacks’ common denominator: Anwar al-Awlaki

Chelsea bombing suspect spent weeks at Islamist seminary in Pakistan

8 Shot, Including Toddler, In ‘Planned’ Baltimore Shooting: Cops

US Air Force set to replace intercontinental nuke arsenal

Self-driving car? How about a self-driving machine gun

Mexico hit by surge of 5K Haitian, African and Asian migrants on their way to the U.S.

Trump vs. Clinton: Debate of the century gets wilder

Pence says Gennifer Flowers will not attend Trump, Clinton debate

Kathleen Willey: Bill Clinton Alleged Sex Victims ‘Could Fill The Entire Audience’ At Presidential Debate

Clinton campaign defends immunity deal for aide Mills, others in FBI email probe

Yahoo faces growing scrutiny over when it learned of data breach

Swiss spy law seen passing with voters on security concerns

Saudi Arabia Injects $5.3 Billion in Bank System Amid Crunch

Deutsche Bank says its recession indicators are flashing red right now, but…

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Shizunai, Japan

Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 17,000ft

Dukono volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

Taiwan braces for landfall of Typhoon Megi

7 overdose deaths in 1 day reported in Cleveland area

AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination

Sperm bank offers ‘order a daddy’ app

Mexico: Thousands protest against same-sex marriage proposal

Four Mexican priests ‘outed’ by gay marriage activists

Pledging change: the transgender college students integrating Greek life

National Anthem protests spread to college football, WNBA

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The Briefing 09-26-16

Expected record draw for 1st presidential debate tonight driven by personality and political spectacle

Globalism and realpolitik: Obama less optimistic in final address to UN than first

Do “significant oversimplifications” govern our lives? The 5-second rule isn’t true

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High School Teacher Reassigned After Calling Students ‘Racist’ For Wearing ‘Make America Great Again’…

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 09:04 AM PDT

A Long Island teacher faces backlash over a Facebook post calling some of her students “racist.” The halls of Smithtown High School West echoed with…

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INVASION: Leaked FBI Data Reveal 7,700 Terrorist Encounters in One Year…

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 08:52 AM PDT

Leaked documents with sensitive FBI data exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas reveal that 7,712 terrorist encounters occurred within the United States in one year and…

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WAR DRUMS: Japan scrambles jets as China flies fleet near disputed islands…

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 08:48 AM PDT

Japan scrambled fighter jets Sunday after China flew a fleet of aircraft near contested islands in the East China Sea. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide…

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DAYS OF LOT: Transgender man gives birth to his OWN BABY in world first

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 08:44 AM PDT

A transgender couple has become the first to have their own child after a man gave birth to his own baby. Fernando Machado, who used…

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DEVELOPING: Moderate earthquakes recorded off Oregon, California Coasts

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 08:40 AM PDT

Scientists say two moderate earthquakes occurred off the Oregon and California coasts late Saturday and early Sunday but neither triggered a tsunami warning. The U.S….

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Once in a generation flood strikes town in New South Wales, Australia

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 07:30 AM PDT

Rising floodwaters expected to inundate two rural NSW towns may cause problems with power and sewage for several days, despite lower and later-than-predicted peaks. Residents…

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Massive Fish-Kill Reported Off Coast Of Florida

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 07:26 AM PDT

The weather is perfect for a beach day, but the water far from it. “It’s our first time coming to Siesta Key,” said beachgoer Robert…

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Ohio Superintendent Warns ‘I will question homeschoolers as I see fit’

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 07:15 AM PDT

An Ohio public school superintendent is insisting that he will continue to question homeschool parents after being advised by a legal group to restrict his…

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Parenting Magazine Warns ‘Blond, Cheerful’ Families Dangerous, Likely Right Wing

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 07:10 AM PDT

Parenting magazine Baby & Family has told readers to beware of families who are “inconspicuous” and “cheerful”, as these warning signs indicate they are right…

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Southern California police agencies missing more than 300 weapons

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 06:58 AM PDT

Authorities in Southern California have had more than 300 weapons lost or stolen over the last five years. The Orange County Register reported Sunday that…

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Thousands Accept Jesus in 10-Day Revival

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 06:33 AM PDT

Hundreds of missionaries flooded Kenya to pray for a revival. They were not prepared to see the thousands of lives that were changed just 10…

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A Spirit Of Violence Rises In America Following The Unveiling Of The ‘Harbinger Of Baal’ In New York

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 06:23 AM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) Is it just a coincidence that we have seen violence erupt all over America since the unveiling of the arch that…

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US and South Korean missile destroyers in fresh show of force to North Korea

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 06:18 AM PDT

The US and South Korean navies put on a show of force in the Sea of Japan on Monday, the latest in a string of…

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7 Wounded After Shooting in Houston Shopping Center

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 06:14 AM PDT

The Houston Police Department has responded to an active shooter situation in a shopping center that has left multiple people wounded, according to an alert…

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The Harbinger of Baal Has Now appeared in New York City

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 06:13 PM PDT

(By Rabbi Jonathan Cahn) Another harbinger has appeared in the land – and this one in New York City. In the last days of ancient…

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National Anthem protests spread to college football, WNBA…

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 06:03 PM PDT

Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed in prayer during the National Anthem before a WNBA playoff game. Hours earlier,…

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Fears for Mexico’s economy grow as the peso nears the 20-to-the-dollar mark…

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 05:55 PM PDT

The battered Mexican peso has tumbled to historic new lows in recent days, nearing a psychological barrier of 20 pesos to the U.S. dollar and…

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WAR DRUMS: Top US General Warns Syrian ‘No-Fly’ Zone Means War with Russia…

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 05:52 PM PDT

Speaking to the US Senate, the Pentagon’s leaders blamed Russia for the Aleppo aid convoy attack, but admitted they “had no facts.” Only US coalition…

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WAR DRUMS: Britain Accuses Putin Of War Crimes In Syria

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 05:46 PM PDT

Russia is partnering with the Syrian government to carry out war crimes, Britain’s ambassador to the UN has said. Speaking at an emergency meeting of…

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WAR DRUMS: America Accuses Russia Of “Barbarism” Regarding Syrian Conflict

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 05:42 PM PDT

The US accused Russia on Sunday of supporting “barbarism” over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo as the west stepped up diplomatic pressure…

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Trump Tells Netanyahu He Will Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel if Elected

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 05:32 PM PDT

Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday morning at the Trump Towers in New York, the Republican presidential candidate pledged, if elected, to recognize…

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President Obama calls Judea and Samaria ‘Palestinian’ – in contradiction to international law.

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 05:28 PM PDT

Obama is at it again! He just didn’t have enough to say about Israel as a new report indicates that, Amid the countless words of…

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Isaiah Washington calls on African-Americans to boycott work

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 02:55 PM PDT

Actor Isaiah Washington is calling on African-Americans to protest the recent killings of black men by police in a very different way. Washington took to…

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Text of Leviticus Found on 1,700-Year-Old Scroll Inside Ancient Israeli Ark

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 02:51 PM PDT

Researchers in Israel expressed excitement this past week after successfully using technology to decipher a 1,700-year-old scroll that was discovered in an ark inside of…

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RISE OF ANTI-AMERICA – Kaepernick visits Oakland team to support National Anthem protest

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 02:48 PM PDT

It’s not “Black Lives Matter” or “All Lives Matter,” but Colin Kaepernick appears to have a new slogan for his protest movement: “Everything you do…

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DAYS OF LOT -New Alleged Research Reveals Same-Sex Couples Make Best Parents

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 02:45 PM PDT

Deceptive conditioning is accelerating to the masses and it is working well as we are seeing culture transform before our very eyes to a darker…

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Walmart workers refuse to make cop’s retirement cake

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 02:38 PM PDT

Three Walmart workers in McDonough, Ga., refused to decorate a “thin blue line” cake for a police officer’s retirement party because they said it was…

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Trump and Netanyahu discuss border fence, status of Jerusalem…

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 02:18 PM PDT

Donald Trump “discussed at length Israel’s successful experience with a security fence that helped secure its borders” during a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

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DEVELOPING: Massive fire engulfs oil tanker in Gulf of Mexico

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 02:16 PM PDT

A massive fire that erupted on an oil tanker in the Gulf of Mexico forced 31 crew members to evacuate the state-owned Pemex vessel, with…

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WAR DRUMS: Syrian Troops Advance in Aleppo Amid War’s Heaviest Bombing…

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 12:30 PM PDT

Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what…

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British Sperm Bank Offers ‘Order a Daddy’ App

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 12:25 PM PDT

British women can now select a sperm donor to father their child by using a mobile phone app, believed to be the first service of…

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7 Overdose Deaths in 24 Hours Reported in Cleveland, OH Area

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 12:21 PM PDT

Authorities were trying Sunday to discover the types of drugs involved in a spate of overdoses that killed seven people in the Cleveland area a…

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UPDATE: Washington Mall Shooter An Immigrant From Turkey…

Posted: 25 Sep 2016 12:14 PM PDT

A suspected gunman believed to have killed five people at a Washington state mall was arrested Saturday, according to authorities. At a news conference, officials…

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September 26, 2016
The choice we face is not ‘between Trump and Hillary’
ALAN KEYES — I often hear the argument that the 2016 election is a binary election, offering no choice but Trump or Clinton. If neither of the candidates represents you, this “binary” choice is no election at all. Yet representation is the defining practical goal of the U.S. Constitution. Turning voters into quantities that must go one way or another, according to the programming of an elitist clique that has abandoned America’s common good, reduces human beings to irresponsible objects, doomed to follow the dictates of their master programmers…. (more)

September 26, 2016

BILL FEDERER — Daniel Boone served with George Washington in 1755 during the French and Indian War, under British General Edward Braddock. In 1765, Daniel Boone explored Florida. He once exclaimed: “I can’t say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.”… (more)

September 26, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have uncharacteristically managed to keep the number of headlines about themselves to a minimum for the past few days. That is sure to change Monday during the first presidential debate…. (more)

September 26, 2016

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Following in Newt Gingrich’s moon base footsteps, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson believes that humans need to boldly go where no man has gone before…. (more)

September 26, 2016
MIKE LEE — In “Our Lost Constitution”, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution’s most indispensable provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution. Examined are the Origination Clause, the Legislative Powers Clause, the Establishment Clause, the Balance of Powers and the Second and Fourth Amendments. Each has been used at some time in our Nation’s history by shortsighted opportunists to defy the Constitution’s safeguards to liberty…. (more)

September 25, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Both sides of the abortion debate are clamoring for NBC’s Lester Holt, the moderator of Monday’s presidential debate, to broach the subject of abortion in America with the candidates… (more)

September 25, 2016

DAVID FRENCH — The dominoes are falling – – as we knew they would. On Friday, Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump, just weeks after a mic-dropping moment at the Republican National Convention, where he pointedly refused to endorse the man who insulted his wife and accused his father of conspiring to kill JFK. Instead, in the face of a chorus of boos, he urged delegates to vote their conscience. The implication was clear – a conservative of conscience should not support Trump…. (more)

September 25, 2016
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER — Video footage released Saturday shows Keith Lamont Scott taking four steps slowly backward with his arms at his sides when he is hit in a burst of four gunshots from police, then crumples to the pavement…. (more)

September 25, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — In a time when “narrative” has supplanted factual reporting, Fox’s Bret Baier’s evening news program is usually an oasis in the desert. So I winced when he asserted, amid Thursday’s report on the deadly Charlotte rioting – – euphemized by the media as “unrest” and “protest” – – that blacks are significantly more likely than whites to be killed by police…. (more)

September 25, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — They should have been deported, but hundreds of illegal immigrants from dangerous countries were instead granted citizenship by Homeland Security because officials never checked their fingerprints to find out their real identities, the department’s inspector general said in a staggering report Monday…. (more)

September 25, 2016
SUSAN FERRECHIO — A top Republican is warning House lawmakers to reconsider a vote to override President Obama’s veto of a bill allowing Americans to sue Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks…. (more)

September 25, 2016
WORLDNETDAILY — In an email thick with the language of the bureaucracies, National Transportation Safety Board chairman Christopher Hart eliminated any realistic hope of re-opening the investigation into the crash of TWA Flight 800, the 747 destroyed off the Long Island coast in July 1996…. (more)

September 24, 2016

POLITICO — Minutes before Ted Cruz took the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick cornered the senator, huddling with him in a last-ditch effort to coax an endorsement of Donald Trump. It didn’t work…. (more)

September 24, 2016
NEWSMAX — Americans have negative views of both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. He comes off as a little worse. In a new Associated Press-GfK poll, she’s viewed as more qualified, civil and compassionate than Trump, but voters are somewhat more likely to view her as corrupt…. (more)

September 24, 2016

NBC NEWS — Unsettling footage obtained by NBC News shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. The video, taken by Scott’s wife, does not clearly show the exact moment he was shot by police on Tuesday. Scott is seen on the ground surrounded by police officers moments after the shots were fired…. (more)

September 24, 2016
HEAT STREET — Violence again erupted overnight in Charlotte, North Carolina, following a police shooting that left an armed black man dead. But the national media are largely ignoring – – or burying – – a key fact about the case in order to fit Charlotte into a larger “trend” of racially charged cop shootings nationwide: the police officer involved in the Charlotte shooting was black…. (more)

September 24, 2016

POLITICO — President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday. The disclosure came as the FBI released its second batch of documents from its investigation into Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state…. (more)

September 24, 2016

THE HILL — President Obama on Friday vetoed legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S courts, setting up a high-stakes showdown with Congress. “I recognize that there is nothing that could ever erase the grief the 9/11 families have endured,” Obama wrote in his veto message. “Enacting JASTA into law, however would neither protect Americans from terrorist attacks nor improve the effectiveness of our response to such attacks.”… (more)

September 24, 2016

BLOOMBERG — Carbon dioxide doesn’t kill climates; people do. And the world would be better off with fewer of them. That’s a glib summary of a serious and seriously provocative book by Travis Rieder, a moral philosophy professor and bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University…. (more)

September 24, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — A Georgia woman exercised her Second Amendment rights early Friday morning and repelled three armed home invaders, killing one. Surveillance video from a Gwinnett County home just outside Atlanta shows a woman charging forward at three men who just broken into the house at about 4 a.m., authorities said. The local restaurant manager unloaded all her rounds in self-defense, resulting in the death of one suspect in the driveway…. (more)

September 23, 2016
RENEWAMERICA — Recently, actor Zach Galifianakis sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on his show “Between Two Ferns” and asked her a barrage of pointed questions everyone else is asking themselves. The most relevant, undoubtedly, was, “As Secretary, how many words per minute could you type?” – followed by “How does President Obama like his coffee? Like himself? Weak?” Midway through the six-minute exchange, Hillary remarked, “I really regret doing this.” CLICK HERE to see the full interview on YouTube…. (more)

September 23, 2016
RUDY TAKALA — The Obama administration should put the brakes on a transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority away from U.S. control scheduled to take place at the end of the month, a regulator on the Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday…. (more)

September 23, 2016
WORLDNETDAILY — The Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on Sept. 16 has been charged with first-degree manslaughter. District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler filed the charges Thursday against Officer Betty Shelby, 42, after she was captured on video shooting Terence Crutcher, 40…. (more)

September 23, 2016

WASHINGTON TIMES — The House’s investigative committee voted Thursday to hold Hillary Clinton’s chief tech staffer in contempt of Congress after Bryan Pagliano failed, for a second time, to show up and testify about the secret emails of his former boss…. (more)

September 23, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — Former Speaker of the House John Boehner has cashed out, and nobody is surprised. Boehner, as he passes through the revolving door to K Street lobbying giant Squire Patton Boggs, is following a road well traveled…. (more)

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.

Please take the time to watch this clip, so that you might understand the authentic Gospel

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Who do you think that I am?

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

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The Perseverance (Security) of the Saints

Notice all the Scripture references!

It is not just a handful of texts that teach the perseverance of the saints: the entire gospel sustains and confirms it. The Father has chosen them before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), ordained them to eternal life (Acts 13:48), to be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom. 8:29). This election stands (Rom. 9:11; Heb. 6:17) and in due time carries with it the calling and justification and glorification (Rom. 8:30). Christ, in whom all the promises of God are Yes and Amen (2 Cor. 1:20), died for those who were given him by the Father (John 17:6, 12) in order that he might give them eternal life and not lose a single one of them (6:40; 17:2); he therefore gives them eternal life and they will never be lost in all eternity; no one will snatch them out of his hand (6:39; 10:28).

The Holy Spirit who regenerates them remains eternally with them (14:16) and seals them for the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30). The covenant of grace is firm and confirmed with an oath (Heb. 6:16–18; 13:20), unbreakable like a marriage (Eph. 5:31–32), like a testament (Heb. 9:17), and by virtue of that covenant, God calls his elect. He inscribes the law upon their inmost being, puts his fear in their heart (Heb. 8:10; 10:14ff.), will not let them be tempted beyond their strength (1 Cor. 10:13), confirms and completes the good work he has begun in them (1 Cor. 1:9; Phil. 1:6), and keeps them for the return of Christ to receive the heavenly inheritance (1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:4–5).

In his intercession before the Father, Christ acts in such a way that their faith may not fail (Luke 22:32), that in the world they may be kept from the evil one (John 17:11, 20), that they may be saved for all times (Heb. 7:20), that their sins will be forgiven them (1 John 2:1), and that they may all be where he is to behold his glory (John 17:24). The benefits of Christ, which the Holy Spirit imparts to them, are all irrevocable (Rom. 11:29). Those who are called are also glorified (8:30). Those who are adopted as children are heirs of eternal life (8:17; Gal. 4:7). Those who believe have eternal life already here and now (John 3:16). That life itself, being eternal, cannot be lost. It cannot die since it cannot sin (1 John 3:9). Faith is a firm ground (Heb. 11:1), hope is an anchor (6:19) and does not disappoint us (Rom. 5:5), and love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation, volume 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008), 270.

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The origins of Hillsong (Part 6): Latter Rain theology in Hillsong worship

Many people assume that the origins of Hillsong originated from Charismaticism, Pentecostalism or the Salvation Army. This is not true.

This series of articles looks at the history of the New Order of the Latter Rain (NOLR) and how it overtook the AOG in NZ, the AOG in Australia and how Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong/Christian Life Center, was instrumental in spreading Latter Rain influences throughout New Zealand and Australian churches.

In this article we will provide a solid example how Hillsong’s theological roots are anchored to the New Order of the Latter Raincult through their music; and how music was the vehicle to indoctrinate Australian Christianity to embrace their heretical beliefs.

05_Code-Blue_NAR The New Apostolic Reformation cult preach a false Jesus, false gospel and New Age metaphysical teachings and strategies in an attempt to bring heaven to earth.

Hillsong music is influenced by the teachings of their Apostolic leadership. An example of this is…

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Furtick invites Joker to Code Orange Revival 2016

Joyce Meyer claimed,

“I want to really represent Jesus in a way that can make a big difference
in somebody else’s life.”


However, Joyce Meyer thought it was appropriate to open her message at Code Orange Revival with a pinkle. Even MennoKnight picked up on the inappropriateness of her joke:

Source: Uploaded by Elevation Church, Code Orange Revival | Joyce Meyer, Published on Sep 14, 2016. (Accessed 21/09/2016.)


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Turn My Eyes from Looking at Worthless Things

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and give me life in your ways. (Psalm 119:37)

This verse stopped me in my tracks. How often am I looking to “worthless” things instead of looking to Christ?

Unfortunately, a lot more often than I would like to admit.

I am a stay-at-home mom with two little girls. For me, it’s so hard to get a few minutes to myself throughout the day. Yet, what I choose to do in those few minutes is usually not life-giving. I find myself mindlessly scrolling through my phone, or thinking about the tantrum that my daughter just threw at the store (it was epic!), or getting lost in concerns and worries that are not grounded in truth.

This verse calls me to action, to turn away from worthless things and look to him.

Discern Your “Worthless Things”

I’m not saying that looking at your phone is bad or that relaxing by watching a TV show is sinful. These activities can be restful—assuming we avoid content that is blatantly sinful. But if we choose to focus on these things (even the best of them) with the majority of free moments we are given, the results will not be life-giving. When I make these choices, I often feel more tired, on-edge, and less mindful of ways that I can love others. Overall, worthless things produce a lack of joy and draw us away from better pursuits.

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and give me life in your ways. (Ps. 119:37)

So how do I know when my choices are worthless? My “Type A” personality would love to give you a list of worthless activities that you could explore to see if any of them apply, but I can’t do that here. This requires personal discernment and a searching of your heart. One activity might be worthless for one person and life-giving for another.

So we must examine how we spend our time and what subject matter consumes our thoughts. Write these down for a couple of days to notice any patterns. Then think about those things in light of eternity. Is what you’re spending your time on drawing you closer to Jesus, the giver of life? You may find that certain thoughts or an activity you are pursuing are actually worthless.

Turn to Jesus for Life

So many places in Scripture describe Christ as the giver of life. Psalm 16:11, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” John 5:35 says, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” Likewise, 1 John 5:12 teaches, “Whoever has the Son has life…”

God is all-sufficient. He is everything I need and so much more. Too often I believe that he is not enough, that if I look on my phone and see what my friends have been up to lately, or watch a show on Netflix™, that these activities will somehow recharge me to bring him glory with the rest of my day.

But what else could I possibly need than the reminder that Christ gives me life? God sent his only Son to die for me, for my sins, and because Christ rose again I now have this promise of new life with him for eternity. I have a hope that will not perish, that will not fade no matter my circumstances. These truths are worth spending time on and are worth my thoughts.

Five Suggestions for Life-Giving Pursuits

Here are some practical ways that we can turn away from the worthless things we are looking to, whatever they may be, and instead look to Jesus.

1. Read through one chapter of the Bible. Sometimes I’ll choose a book that I want to go through and when I get a chance, I’ll read one chapter at a time. Reading one chapter at a time helps me to dive into the content of that book of the Bible, rather than jumping around to different books each time, and it also helps me to stay consistent with my Bible reading.  It’s much easier to pick up my Bible and read it if I know where I’m turning.

2. Post Scripture cards throughout your home or work space. Then, when you have a free moment remind yourself of truth and work on memorizing it. Post them in places you’ll see them the most, like above the kitchen sink, on the fridge, on your bathroom mirror, on your desk or dashboard, or in the pantry next to your secret stash of chocolate.

3. Listen to a sermon. Play sermons from your home church that you missed, or look up a sermon from one of your favorite pastors. Listening to a sermon on the way to work or on your way home is a great time investment.

4. Get involved with other believers. For stay-at-home moms or people with free evenings, this might be a mid-week Bible study. For others, it could be going through a Bible study with a co-worker during your lunch break, or gathering in the evenings.

5. Play worship music. This has been a game changer for me! Not only does it bring me back to Jesus, but my girls love it, and it brings peace to our house.

You will never regret leaning into the One who is fully worth all your time and energy. Together, let’s commit to discerning our “worthless things,” to turning our eyes from them, and to finding life in Christ through life-giving, better pursuits.


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The Diabolical Sexual Assault on Our Children

There are many more ways to sexually assault a child than with actual physical abuse. Flooding their hearts and minds with all things sexual can be just as damaging and just as deadly. And we are seeing this being played out before our very eyes today.

The sexual revolutionaries, the sexual libertines, and the sexual anarchists not only want open slather for any sort of filth and smut to flood our culture like a tsunami, but they do not give a rip about all the collateral damage done to our children.

Indeed, many of these sexual radicals are deliberately targeting our children, seeking to bring them into their sordid world of decadence and debauchery. They want to sexualise our children. They want to strip away their innocence. They want to drag them into the adult world of depravity and deviancy.

TearsAnd everywhere in the West we see this being played out. Daily examples can be found which will make any normal person sick in the stomach. Consider this Australian news item from yesterday which should shock all of us:

The sexting trend has hit primary schools with principals turning to sexual assault groups for help to deal with the devastating fallout. Experts are alarmed that children as young as 10 are regularly sending nude and semi-naked photos of themselves, with some shared widely among classmates.
Easy access to internet porn and social media use at younger ages are said to have contributed to the problem. Parents have been warned to wake up to the dangers of ignoring minimum-age restrictions for social media sites and letting children set up accounts before they turn 13.
“I am pleading for every parent to report every child to Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat, if they find out they have these accounts underage,” child and adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, of the National Centre Against Bullying, said. “They don’t have the social and emotional maturity to manage their digital footprint. But it seems to be falling on deaf ears.”
Primary schools are increasingly contacting Victoria’s Centres Against Sexual Assault for advice on how to handle difficult situations where students used mobile phones inappropriately, including sexting. CASA forum spokeswoman Carolyn Worth said younger children were more likely to send photos wearing singlets or underwear, but some have been more explicit.

As bad as all this is, it seems to be even much worse in the UK.

Children as young as seven have been caught ‘sexting’ in school, with more than half of all teachers in the UK aware of pupils using social media to share sexual messages, pictures and videos. In one case, girls in year 9 got hold of explicit selfies of one of their classmates and began showing the images to everyone else, which meant that they were in fact distributing child pornography, a new survey has revealed.
The revelations followed concerns of a ‘sexting epidemic’ among thousands of British children who have been caught sharing sexual imagery online. Almost one-third saw a photo or video of them taken without consent, while almost one-tenth experienced threatening behaviour….
Some 63 per cent of teachers said they were aware of 14-year-olds sexting, while 45 per cent said those involved were aged 13. Examples of sexualised messages between pupils also included taking pictures of private body parts and showing them to others and a girl who pretended to be romantically interested, persuaded a boy to take pictures of his genitals and then shared the image.

Ten-year-olds in Australia. Seven-year-olds in England. And it is likely to keep getting worse and worse. And if anyone thinks this is a bit of harmless fun they are kidding themselves. Why do we keep hearing reports about children sexually assaulting other children?

Being exposed to porn and sleaze 24/7 will always take its toll, and children will certainly act on what they have been exposed to and inundated with. Consider this recent horrific incident from Sydney:

Two 12-year-old boys have been charged with the aggravated sexual assault of a female student at a primary school on Sydney’s northern beaches. The six-year-old girl reported the incidents herself, Fairfax Media has been told. It is understood she was raped on two separate days at school in mid-August.
Both boys were allegedly present during both incidents but only one of the boys raped her in the second incident, police allege. The primary school immediately notified the Department of Education, which immediately notified the NSW Police’s Child Abuse Squad. After a two-week investigation, the two boys were arrested at Chatswood police station on Tuesday.
One boy has been charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 10. The second boy was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and sexual intercourse with a child under 10. Both have been granted bail and will appear in a children’s court over the next two months.

When our children are overwhelmed with all things sexual and pornographic, we can only expect to see much more of this in the days ahead. Many of us have warned about this for decades now. We have sought to fight the porno plague and the sexualisation of society, but we were mocked, ridiculed and vilified.

Consider one such concerned commentator who was sounding the alarm 35 years ago. In his important 1981 volume, The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon, David Elkind said this:

Hurried children are forced to take on the physical, psychological, and social trappings of adulthood before they are prepared to deal with them. We dress our children in miniature adult costumes (often with designer labels), we expose them to gratuitous sex and violence, and we expect them to cope with an increasingly bewildering social environment – divorce, single parenthood, homosexuality. Through all of these pressures the child senses that it is important for him or her to cope without admitting the confusion and pain that accompany such changes. Like adults, they are made to feel they must be survivors, and surviving means adjusting – even if the survivor is only four or six or eight years old.

As he says at the end of his book: “It is children’s right to be children, to enjoy the pleasures, and to suffer the pains of a childhood that is infringed by hurrying. In the end, a childhood is the most basic human right of children.” Quite so. And as always, the social revolutionaries – including the sexual revolutionaries – have children in their sights.

They are the target. They are the prize. We get this everywhere today, including in our comprehensive sex education programs that aim at children from the earliest of ages. The so-called Safe Schools program is just another nasty example of all this.

Any parent who cares the least little bit for their children should be appalled at what is taking place, and should be working overtime to stop this sexual assault on our innocent children. This is a war on our children. It is a war on their innocence. It is a war on our society.

It is time to say enough is enough. If we do not take a stand when our most vulnerable are at risk, then we have ceased to be a civilised society, but have instead fully descended in barbarism.


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