October 8-9, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Top News – 10/9/2016

Saudis to probe deadly air strikes on Yemen funeral hall
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting Yemeni rebels has said it will launch an investigation after more than 140 people were killed in air strikes on a funeral in the capital, Sanaa. It would “immediately investigate this case” along with US experts. Saudi Arabia earlier denied allegations from the rebel Houthi-run government that the coalition was responsible.

Russia deploys nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad
Russia has deployed nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in its western-most region, Kaliningrad, which borders on Nato members Poland and Lithuania. Poland said the development was of the “highest concern”, adding it was monitoring the situation. Russia’s defence ministry said the new deployment was part of military exercises and had happened before.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency amid protests
Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency following months of anti-government protests by members of the country’s two largest ethnic groups. The Oromo and the Amhara make up about 60% of the population. They complain power is held by a tiny Tigrean elite. Violence has intensified since last Sunday when at least 55 people were killed in clashes between police and protesters at an Oromo festival.

Minister: Part of response to Jerusalem terror needs to be massive building in capital
Israel should build massively in Jerusalem as part of its answer to …terrorism that struck the capital …Sunday morning, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said… …Part of the answer to these attacks, he said…“is massive building and removing from the heart of our enemies the idea that we will ever move from a united Jerusalem. That will minimize the potential for attacks in Jerusalem.”

Ray Dalio Warns A 1% Rise In Yields Would Lead To Trillions In Losses
… it would only take a 100 basis point rise in Treasury bond yields to trigger the worst price decline in bonds since the 1981 bond market crash. And since those interest rates are embedded in the pricing of all investment assets, that would send them all much lower.

World Syrian government, allies advance as Russia vetoes U.N. demand
Russia vetoed a French-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution on Saturday that would have demanded an immediate end to air strikes and military flights over Syria’s Aleppo city and called for a truce and humanitarian aid access throughout Syria.

Islamists beat liberals in Morocco elections
The Islamist party which has headed Morocco’s coalition government since Arab Spring-inspired protests five years ago has beaten liberal rivals in parliamentary elections, results showed Saturday.

Administration Rushes More Than 900 Refugees Into U.S. On Consecutive Days, On Track for 185,000 in FY 2017
The Obama administration accelerated the resettlement of refugees into the United States during October, the first month of FY 2017, bringing in a total of 945 refugees on October 5 and 931 on October 6.

Hurricane Matthew creates ‘record-breaking’ flooding
Hurricane Matthew was leaving behind record-breaking flooding Saturday as the center of the storm moved out into the Atlantic Ocean, dragging bands of heavy rain with it across eastern North Carolina. The Category 1 hurricane was dropping 8 to 20 inches of rain in the Tar Heel State and southeast Virginia.

Volcano in Southern Japan Erupts; No Injuries
Mount Aso in southern Japan has sent huge plumes of gray smoke as high as 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) into the air in one of the volcano’s biggest explosions in years.

Hillary Clinton calls for ‘open borders’ as Wikileaks stirs trouble ahead of US election
DEMOCRATIC presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton told bankers she supported ‘open borders’ in a speech leaked by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. She said: “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders….

Evangelical leaders stick with Trump, focus on defeating Clinton
Most evangelical leaders did not condemn Trump, and instead pointed to an urgent need to prevent Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton from winning the presidency, reshaping the Supreme Court and implementing liberal policies.

Russia vetoes U.N. demand for end to bombing of Syria’s Aleppo
Russia vetoed a French-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution on Saturday that would have demanded an end to air strikes and military flights over Syria’s city of Aleppo, while a rival Russian draft text failed to get a minimum nine votes in favor.

Severe quake off East Cape part of aftershock sequence
This morning’s big earthquake off the coast off the East Cape coast is an aftershock of the 7.1 quake that hit a month ago, a GNS seismologist says. The shallow, 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck about 75km out to sea off Te Araroa, at 8.41am. It was at a depth of 7km.


Top Headlines – 10/9/2016

Two murdered, six wounded in Jerusalem terror attack

Jerusalem terrorist carried out attack on day he was set to be jailed for prior offense

Netanyahu tries to ease US concerns after harsh settlement condemnation

PM to Kerry: New West Bank homes only if no other solution for outpost evacuees

Gaza’s radicals want Israel to topple Hamas

IDF: Kite mounted with camera from Gaza hovers into Israeli territory

Israel successfully tests Iron Dome defense system at sea

PA officials: Abbas in good health, but may continue tests in Jordan

Jordan’s King Abdullah II awarded peace prize in Germany

Venezuela honors Vladimir Putin with Hugo Chavez peace prize

Egypt unhappy with ‘unjustifiable’ US security warning to tourists

Sign of Thaw With Iran: American Cellphones Ringing in Tehran

US taxpayers made millionaires out of Afghan gangsters, warlords and connected class

Amid Syrian chaos, Iran’s game plan emerges: a path to the Mediterranean

IS ‘loses more than a quarter of its territory’ in Syria and Iraq

Syrian government, allies advance as Russia vetoes U.N. demand

Officials: Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen funeral home; 155 dead

Turkish post-coup crackdown sparks democracy fears

Turkey suicide bombers blow themselves up after being stopped by police

German police hunt Syrian-born man feared to be planning bomb attack

Attendance plummets at Oktoberfest amid fears of refugee sex assaults

Administration Rushes More Than 900 Refugees Into U.S. On Consecutive Days, On Track for 185,000 in FY 2017

North Korea is ‘racing towards the nuclear finish line’

Gold Fizzles in Worst Week Since ’13 as Fed Rate Fears Resurface

This Was the Week the World Got Really Anxious About Globalization’s Future – Markets might never be the same again.

Scottish nationalists say UK has “no mandate” for hard Brexit

Sanders supporters seethe over Clinton’s leaked remarks to Wall St.

Leaked Emails Show Clinton Campaign Coordinating With Soros Organization

More Trump tapes surface with crude sex remarks

Trump Video Demolishes GOP Unity as Party Fears Easy Clinton Win

Pence says he’s offended by Trump remarks, ‘cannot defend’ them

Melania Trump: Donald’s words ‘unacceptable and offensive’ – ‘This does not represent the man that I know. He has the heart and mind of a leader. I hope people will accept his apology, as I have.’

Amid growing GOP calls to withdraw, Trump says ‘zero chance’ he’ll quit

Evangelical leaders stick with Trump, focus on defeating Clinton

Nigel Farage: Trump ‘Not Running to Be Pope–He’s Running For President’

Franklin Graham Rips Trump Comments, Urges Voters to Turn Out for SCOTUS

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Opotiki, New Zealand

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 20,000ft

Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 14,500ft

Ruiz volcano in Guatemala erupts to 13,000ft

Agencies warn of fresh disaster as winter looms in flood-hit N. Korea

Tropical storm Songda won’t approach Taiwan, but Aere is bringing rain

Alarmist Hypocrisy On Linking Hurricanes To Global Warming?

Hurricane Matthew damage could reach $6 billion

Hurricane Matthew creates ‘record-breaking’ flooding

A weakening Matthew rakes Atlantic coast; US death toll at 9

Hurricane Matthew batters South Carolina coast; storm-surge flooding feared

Medics dash to rural Haiti as cholera kills 13 in Matthew’s wake

‘Grateful, humble’ new UN chief pledges ‘to serve most vulnerable’

Catholic nominee for UN secretary-general opposed legalization of abortion in Portugal

Colombian Opposition to Peace Deal Feeds Off Gay Rights Backlash

UN appoints first expert on LGBT violence and discrimination

Hoax or threat? Clown sightings fuel panic nationwide


Ben & Jerry’s Declare Support for Black Lives Matter

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 06:47 PM PDT

The Vermont-based ice cream company has posted a statement of support for the Black Lives Matter movement on its website. Ben & Jerry’s supports the…

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‘Clinton campaign blames Russian hackers as Assange promises more leaks’

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 06:39 PM PDT

Trying to blame Russia for leaks right before the elections is a very political and opportunistic move designed to make people stop thinking about evidence,…

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China now on warpath against churches

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 06:19 PM PDT

It may be a new world of instant communications, abundant travel choices and increasing global awareness, but China still is hotly pursuing its last-century agenda…

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New U.N. chief abandoned Mideast Christians to ISIS

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 06:16 PM PDT

As tens of thousands of young, healthy Muslim men stormed the gates of Europe in the fall of 2015, touching off a migrant crisis financed…

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Evangelical leaders stick with Trump, focus on defeating Clinton

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 06:08 PM PDT

Leaders of religious conservative groups largely stood behind Donald Trump on Saturday, the day after vulgar sexual comments he made about women surfaced online, but…

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WAR DRUMS: Russia deploys nuclear-capable missiles on NATO doorstep

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 06:02 PM PDT

Russia is again deploying nuclear-capable Iskander missiles into its Kaliningrad outpost that borders two NATO members, Lithuania said Saturday, warning the move was aimed at…

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WAR DRUMS: Russia vetoes UN resolution to ‘save Aleppo’…

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 05:59 PM PDT

Russia on Saturday vetoed a UN draft resolution demanding an end to the bombing of Aleppo, but its own rival measure on a truce in…

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John McCain Withdraws Support for Donald Trump After Disclosure of Recording

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 05:54 PM PDT

A defiant Trump says he will not step aside as his wife, Melania, released a statement. Though he faced calls from many in his party…

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Disappointing job growth for second straight month…

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 05:42 PM PDT

Payroll growth was disappointing for a second straight month in September as employers added 156,000 jobs, which raised questions about the health of an economy…

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DEVELOPING: Manhunt for suspect after 2 officers shot dead & 1 injured in California

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 05:39 PM PDT

BREAKING NEWS: Scores of police with armored vehicles have cordoned off an area in Palm Springs, California, where three officers were shot while responding to…

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We have reached Darkest and most dangerous point in U.S. history

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 01:03 PM PDT

(By Craig Mcmillan) When is corruption something else instead? In the computer world, it is one of the unwritten “rules of the road” that doing…

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Trump says ‘zero chance’ of ending White House bid, after damaging tape

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 12:53 PM PDT

Donald Trump said Saturday there is “zero chance” he’ll quit the White House race after the release of a damaging audio tape and the ensuing…

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Melania Trump Condemns Trump’s Comments Calls Them “Offensive, Urges Public To Accept Apology

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 12:48 PM PDT

Almost 24 hours after the initial video that showed Donald Trump talking about being able to grope woman because of his celebrity status, his wife,…

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DEVELOPING: Republicans Pulling Trump support, Call on him to drop out

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 12:43 PM PDT

Republicans across the country have condemned Donald Trump’s comments about women following the release of a 2005 tape that shows the real estate mogul speaking…

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Globalists Begin to Panic…

Posted: 08 Oct 2016 12:37 PM PDT

Weak global trade, fears that the U.K. is marching towards a hard Brexit, and polls indicating that the U.S. election remains a tighter call than…

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Top News 10/8/2016

Vince Hatt: Pope Francis, Cardinal Burke differ on Muslims
I understood Burke’s explanations as the book began, but when I got to page 54, I was astounded — astounded by his statements about Islam. He says the Quran asserts that Islam wants “to govern the world.” That Islam cannot “coexist in harmony with other religions.” That Islam is a religion that “must become the state,” according to his unnamed sources.

Oregon Bakery That Wouldn’t Bake a Cake for Gay Couple Closes
Sweet Cakes by Melissa has finally officially succumbed to the backlash received since refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Final appeal set for Pakistani Christian woman facing execution for blasphemy
A Christian woman facing execution for blasphemy in Pakistan has been granted her final chance to appeal next week, after the country’s supreme court set a date for Asia Bibi’s last hearing. In a case that has gained international infamy, the mother-of-five from rural Punjab was convicted in 2010 for defaming the Prophet Mohammad during an argument with a group of Muslim women over a bowl of water. She has been on death row ever since.

German town in lockdown over suspected bomb attack plan
German police said they were evacuating a building in the eastern city of Chemnitz on Saturday on suspicion that a bomb attack was being planned, and told residents in the affected district to stay at home. Police appeared to use force to enter the building, and said on Twitter: “The explosion heard was an access measure by the police. A relevant person could not be found.

Syria conflict: US calls for Russia and Syria war crimes probe
Russia and the Syrian government should be investigated for war crimes, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. “Russia, and the regime, owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and medical facilities and children,” he said. “These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes.”

Russia ‘considering military bases in Cuba and Vietnam’
Russia is considering plans to resume its military presence in Vietnam and Cuba, the country’s deputy defence minister says. Nikolai Pankov announced a review of the decision to close the two bases more than a decade ago. The two served as pivots of Soviet military power during the Cold War.

Philippines’ Teodoro Locsin’s ‘Nazi’ tweets spark outrage
A petition to reject the controversial nominee for Philippine ambassador to the UN has reached more than 10,000 signatures, after he was seen using anti-Semitic language on Twitter. Teodoro Locsin Jr, or “Teddy”, tweeted seemingly pro-Nazi comments, with references to Auschwitz and the “Final Solution”. Mr Locsin later apologised for the tweets and removed several of them.

Israel Braces for Obama’s Parting Gift to Palestinians
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected last year, the White House threatened to reconsider long-standing U.S. policy to veto U.N. Security Council resolutions on Israel’s presence in the West Bank. At issue was a last-minute interview in which Netanyahu said there would be no Palestinian state as long as he was prime minister. He took back that statement after the election.

Pentagon Hyping Test of Two Fake Nuke Bombs in Nevada Desert
Amid efforts to modernize its nuclear stockpile, the US test-dropped two dummy nukes in the Nevada desert earlier this month.

Chicago Police Officer Says She Feared Using Gun While Being Beaten
A Chicago police officer who is hospitalized after she was severely beaten said she was afraid to use her gun because of the scrutiny she would have faced, Supt. Eddie Johnson said.

Hillary, Huma celebrate 20th ‘professional anniversary’
Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin have marked a relationship milestone, according to the Washington Post: they’ve been together for 20 years.

Debt Under Obama Up $9,000,000,000,000
The federal government passed a fiscal milestone on the first business day of fiscal 2017—which was Monday, Oct. 3—when the total federal debt accumulated during the presidency of Barack Obama topped $9,000,000,000,000 for the first time.

Podesta emails show excerpts of Clinton speeches to Goldman
Potentially problematic excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s paid Wall Street speeches were flagged for her campaign in an email that was sent to chairman John Podesta and other senior staff this past January.


Top Headlines – 10/8/2016

NY Times: Obama should let UNSC set out peace terms

New York Times to Obama: Hit Israel hard

Israel Braces for Obama’s Parting Gift to Palestinians

EU questions Israel’s commitment to peace amid approval of new West Bank homes

ICC to decide on Israel-Palestinians probe ‘in due course’

Herzog: Bennett leading Israel to ‘brink of civil war’

Bennett clarifies remarks calling for ‘sacrificing yourself’ to annex W. Bank

Defense minister: We’re not looking for adventures in Gaza

Israel deports activists on ‘women’s boat’ for Gaza

British Jewish Groups Welcome Suspension of UK Funding to Palestinian Authority as International Concerns Over Terror Payments Grow

US bill seeks to keep closer eye on European anti-Semitism

Turkey taps Israel envoy in final stage of reconciliation deal

‘Huge disaster’ averted in Turkey as suspects blow themselves up

US further eases Iran sanctions after nuclear deal

UN to vote on rival Syria resolutions – and likely veto both

Russia facing Security Council showdown on Syria

Russia and Syria must face war crimes investigations, says John Kerry

Russia under pressure to stop devastating Aleppo bombardment

Russia backs UN envoy’s plan to escort extremist fighters out of Aleppo

Russia has its permanent air base in Syria. Now it’s looking at Cuba and Vietnam.

Yemen: The ‘forgotten war’ cloaked in the shadow of Syria

Syria war: Hunger stalks besieged Madaya

Fearful Syrians mull departure from eastern Germany

Germany moves to run its own EU army – leaving both Brussels & NATO in new crisis

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos awarded Nobel Peace Prize for bid to end half-century conflict

North Korea is ‘racing towards the nuclear finish line’

In Duterte’s war on drugs, local residents help draw up hit lists

Norway’s prime minister just got busted playing ‘Pokemon Go’ during a debate

WikiLeaks now wants to expose and take down Google

WikiLeaks Publishes Two Thousand Emails From Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta

Podesta emails show excerpts of Clinton speeches to Goldman Sachs

Wikileaks Dump: Hillary Dreams of ‘Open Trade and Open Borders’

New documents show White House, State Dept. coordinated on Clinton email issues

U.S. government officially accuses Russia of hacking campaign to interfere with elections

US accuses Russia of cyber-attack on elections, vows response

Moscow says US cyber attack claims fan ‘anti-Russian hysteria’

2016 campaign can’t shake Bill Clinton’s scandals

Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005

Trump issues defiant apology for lewd remarks — then goes on the attack

Trump apologizes for bragging that he groped women, but dismisses uproar as a ‘distraction’

Will the Donald Trump lewd video controversy finally derail his presidential campaign?

Political world reacts with outrage to Trump’s comments about women

Ryan ‘sickened’ by Trump comments on groping women, joint appearance off

Utah Gov. Herbert and Rep. Chaffetz pull Trump endorsements, Huntsman says Trump should drop out after explicit video leaks

Donald Trump faces new threat as witches and pagans plan to ‘exert mental influence’ to persuade him to quit

Ben & Jerry’s declare support for Black Lives Matter, calls for ice cream boycott ensue

Chicago police officer says she feared using gun while being beaten

Debt Under Obama Up $9,000,000,000,000

Britain ‘will allow EU citizens to stay’ after Brexit

G20: populist politicians threaten global economy

New fault discovered in southern California near the San Andreas

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Southeast of Easter Island

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Wawa, Philippines

Japan’s Mount Aso Erupts, Dumping Ash on Nearby Towns

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 18,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 17,000ft

Zhupanovsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 10,000ft

Haiti Hurricane Matthew death toll soars over 800

Matthew’s Wrath in Florida: More Than 1 Million Without Power; Widespread Flooding Reported; At Least 5 Dead

Hurricane Matthew’s loop back to Florida would be ‘unprecedented’

Hurricane Matthew – a leadership test for Trump, Clinton?

Tick bites that trigger severe meat allergy on rise around the world

‘We’re growing brains outside of the body’

Woman has baby with mom’s womb, says it’s “science fiction”

Israelis welcome lawmaker’s pregnancy, gay dad included

Tel Aviv tattoo convention draws thousands from across the globe


OCTOBER SURPRISE? Russia Is Preparing For A Nuclear War With The United States

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 08:24 PM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) In Russia there is talk that war with the United States is inevitable, and they are feverishly preparing to win such…

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Speaker Paul Ryan disinvites Trump to his campaign event, says he’s ‘sickened’ by tape

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 08:18 PM PDT

Hours after audio was released that showed Donald Trump making sexually suggestive comments about a woman, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan castigated him in a…

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ALERT: Israel Braces for Obama’s Parting Gift to Palestinians

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 08:08 PM PDT

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected last year, the White House threatened to reconsider long-standing U.S. policy to veto U.N. Security Council resolutions…

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New Research In California Reveals Earthquakes Could Produce Greater Damage Than Previously Thought.

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 08:04 PM PDT

Scientists in California have found that earthquakes can occur much deeper below the Earth’s surface than originally believed, a discovery that alters their understanding of…

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WAR DRUMS: Putin Sends Clear Message to Obama

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 07:57 PM PDT

It’s long been obvious that Vladimir Putin and his inner circle view Barack Obama with utter contempt. To the hard men in Moscow, who got…

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U.S. Pacific Command Chief Tells Troops To Be Ready To Fight North Korea At Any Moment

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 07:53 PM PDT

The head of the U.S. Pacific Command has asked troops to be thoroughly prepared for possible North Korea provocations during an upcoming anniversary. Adm. Harry…

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Hurricane Matthew Heads to Georgia

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 07:38 PM PDT

Hurricane Matthew’s eyewall continues to brush parts of Florida’s northeast coast and Georgia’s southeast coast with high winds and major storm surge flooding and will…

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Excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches to Goldman Sachs Leaked

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 07:34 PM PDT

Excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s remarks during paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and other groups were leaked online Friday afternoon by WikiLeaks….

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SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET: Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 07:31 PM PDT

Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone,…

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The Coming Collapse Of The World’s Biggest Economy

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 01:29 PM PDT

The stage is set for the collapse of the world’s largest economy – the European Union. The trigger: Italy’s exit from the euro currency. The…

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US Government Accuses Russia of Political Hacks

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 01:04 PM PDT

The US intelligence community is “confident” that Russia is behind the recent hacks of US officials’ and organizations’ emails, the Department of Homeland Security and…

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WAR DRUMS: ‘We will stop you…beat you’: US Army chief offers stark warning to potential rivals and enemies

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 01:00 PM PDT

The US Army Chief of Staff warned the enemies of the United States that “we will beat you harder than you’ve ever been beaten before.”…

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New York Times Tells Obama To “Strike Israel Hard!”

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 12:51 PM PDT

The New York Times has demanded US President Barack Obama use his last months in office to hit Israel hard diplomatically. Apparently, this is in…

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Israel in Crosshairs as Security Council to discuss settlements as ‘obstacle to peace’

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 12:47 PM PDT

The United Nations Security Council is expected to meet next Friday to discuss Israeli settlements in the West Bank, in what is considered the opening…

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300K students will be bringing Bibles to school this week

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 12:36 PM PDT

Do you agree that students shouldn’t have to hide their faith—or be ashamed of it—at school? That’s the question we recently posted on Facebook while…

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Haiti’s death toll hits 842 and is expected to rise into the thousands

Posted: 07 Oct 2016 12:32 PM PDT

Hurricane Matthew’s death toll in the Caribbean has climbed to nearly 900 people, mostly in Haiti. That number is expected to go up once communication…

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Archaeologists Uncover ‘Fascinating’ Evidence of Bible’s King Hezekiah in Israel   Oct 03, 2016 08:30 am

lachish-gateTEL LACHISH, Israel – Archaeologists digging out the ruins of an enormous ancient gate in Israel have discovered evidence that confirms one of the Old Testament’s historical accounts of King Hezekiah. In January of this year, archaeologists began an archaeological excavation in Tel Lachish National Park, which is located in central Israel about 25 miles…

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Catholic School Sued for $1 Million for Prohibiting Student From Bringing Homosexual Date to Dance   Oct 05, 2016 07:43 pm

sanderson-compressedMEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Roman Catholic high school in Tennessee has been sued for $1 million after it prohibited a homosexual student from bringing a boy as his date to the school dance. According to reports, last September, all-male Christian Brothers High School (CBHS) student Lance Sanderson asked for permission to bring a male student from another school as his…

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Petition Drive Underway in Florida to Criminalize Abortion as First-Degree Murder   Oct 03, 2016 05:16 pm

newborn-ii-compressedTAMPA, Fla. — A petition drive is underway in Florida in an effort to place a measure on the 2018 ballot that would amend the state constitution to criminalize abortion as murder. “Inasmuch as abortion deprives an innocent human being of the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, any person who performs or procures an abortion shall be…

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Church Elder Among Judges Who Voted to Suspend Roy Moore, Previously Struck State Sodomy Law   Oct 04, 2016 07:12 pm

Moore Joiner-compressedBIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Just two years after striking down the state’s law criminalizing sodomy, the chief judge of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ), who also serves as an elder and Bible teacher at The Church at Brook Hills, joined his colleagues in their unanimous decision to suspend Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore on Friday. “t is the unanimous…

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American Missionary to Nicaragua to Stand Trial for Helping Ex-Lesbian Who Fled Country With Daughter   Oct 01, 2016 02:37 pm

timo-miller-compressed-1BUFFALO, N.Y. — An American missionary to Nicaragua is expected to stand trial in the coming weeks as the third man being indicted on charges of conspiracy and international parental kidnapping for helping an ex-lesbian flee the U.S. with her child seven years ago. Mennonite pastor Timothy Miller, also known as Timo, lives in Crossville, Tennessee, but conducts…

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Planned Parenthood President Says She ‘Doesn’t Know’ When Unborn Have Constitutional Rights   Oct 06, 2016 04:33 pm

RichardsAMES, Iowa — The president of the abortion and birth control giant Planned Parenthood told an Iowa radio station this week that she doesn’t know when a baby has constitutional rights, and that it’s “not the problem we are facing in America.” Cecile Richards, daughter of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, has been campaigning this week in Iowa for Democratic…

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Nearly 9,000 Join Brief to Supreme Court in Support of School Board’s Refusal to Allow Girl in Boys’ Restroom   Oct 02, 2016 05:31 pm

urinal-credit-bob-smith-compressedWASHINGTON — Nearly 9,000 people added their names to a legal brief this past week in support of a Virginia school board’s appeal of a ruling requiring that it allow a female student who identifies as male to use the boys’ restroom. 8,914 students, parents and other residents from across the country included their name in the friend of the court brief filed…

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‘Let Women Make Their Own Decisions’: Tim Kaine Reiterates Abortion Support Despite Personal Beliefs   Oct 05, 2016 10:42 am

kaine-debate-compressedFARMVILLE, Va. — During the first vice presidential debate for the 2016 election, Tim Kaine, the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, reiterated his support for keeping abortion legal despite his own personal identity as a Roman Catholic. Kaine, as well as Trump running mate Mike Pence, were asked by moderator Elaine Quijano of CBS…

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U.S. Department of Defense Releases Handbook on Accommodation of Transgenders in Military   Oct 04, 2016 12:48 pm

PentagonWASHINGTON — The United States Department of Defense has released a handbook outlining how the military is to accommodate those who identify as transgender. “Transgender Service in the U.S. Military: An Implementation Handbook” was released on Sept. 30 “to assist our transgender service members in their gender transition, help commanders with their duties and…

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Democrats Propose Resolution Celebrating Planned Parenthood as ‘Essential Thread in Fabric of Society’   Oct 01, 2016 11:59 am

Photo Credit: All Nite ImagesPhoto Credit: All Nite Images WASHINGTON — Over a dozen Democratic senators have proposed a resolution in celebration of the 100th year of the birth control and abortion giant Planned Parenthood, stating that the organization is an “essential thread in the fabric of society,” in part by helping to grow the economy by keeping women in the workforce instead of…

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Border Patrol Agent: ‘Border Patrol Has Been Turned Into Glorified Walmart Greeters,’

The vast majority of the people that we encounter now end up walking out the front door of Border Patrol stations or even worse, they’re given money and bus tickets to go into the interior of the United States, and most of them will never show up for any type of immigration hearing.”

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Leaked Hillary Clinton Speech to Foreign Bank: ‘My Dream Is a Hemispheric Common Market with Open Trade and Open Borders’

In closed-door remarks delivered to a foreign bank, Hillary Clinton declared that her “dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders.”
This statement from one of Clinton’s private paid speeches was discovered in leaked emails of Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, which were made public by WikiLeaks.

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Enemies Within

Communists, Marxists, Islamists and other radical subversives are gutting the United States from within, by embedding themselves into every level of our governments, intelligence agencies, and military positions. They are working in concert with the same goal in mind: to bring America to her knees and destroy us once and for all.

Political activist Trevor Loudon’s new film, The Enemies Within shines the spotlight on the different characters involved in this demonic plot to fundamentally transform the greatest, freest nation in history – and in turn, the world.

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Our Time is Short

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


What is The Gospel?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


What Is the Gospel?

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

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

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


The Gospel In A Nutshell

Now, with regard to this rule of faith—that we may from this point acknowledge what it is which we defend—it is, you must know, that which prescribes the belief that there is one only God, and that He is none other than the Creator of the world, who produced all things out of nothing through His own Word, first of all sent forth; that this Word is called His Son, and, under the name of God, was seen “in diverse manners” by the patriarchs, heard at all times in the prophets, at last brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb, and, being born of her, went forth as Jesus Christ; thenceforth He preached the new law and the new promise of the kingdom of heaven, worked miracles; having been crucified, He rose again the third day; (then) having ascended into the heavens, He sat at the right hand of the Father; sent instead of Himself the Power of the Holy Ghost to lead such as believe; will come with glory to take the saints to the enjoyment of everlasting life and of the heavenly promises, and to condemn the wicked to everlasting fire, after the resurrection of both these classes shall have happened, together with the restoration of their flesh. This rule, as it will be proved, was taught by Christ, and raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XIIl


What Is the Gospel?

 

This post is adapted from the tract “What Is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert.


A Message from God

What exactly do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”? Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus! It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved from my judgment!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.

Why Is the Gospel Good News?

So, what is the good news about Jesus Christ?

Since the earliest Christians announced the good news about Jesus, it has been organized around these questions:

  1. Who made us, and to whom are we accountable?
  2. What is our problem?
  3. What is God’s solution to our problem?
  4. How can I be included in his solution?

Christians through the centuries since Christ have answered those questions with the same truth from the Bible.

  1. We are accountable to God.
  2. Our problem is our sin against him.
  3. God’s solution is salvation through Jesus Christ.
  4. We come to be included in that salvation by faith and repentance.

Let’s summarize those points like this: God, Mankind, Jesus Christ, and Our Response.

God

The first thing to know about the good news of Jesus is that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Everything starts from that point, so if you get that point wrong then everything else that follows will be wrong. Because God created everything—including us—he has the right to tell us how to live. You have to understand that in order to understand the good news about Jesus. To understand just how glorious and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we have to understand that God is also holy and righteous. He is determined never to ignore or tolerate sin. Including ours!

Mankind

When God created the first human beings, Adam and Eve, he intended for them to live under his righteous rule in perfect joy—obeying him and living in fellowship with him. When Adam disobeyed God, though, and ate the one fruit that God had told him not to eat, that fellowship with God was broken. Moreover, Adam and Eve had declared rebellion against God. They were denying his authority over their lives.

It’s not just Adam and Eve who are guilty of sin. The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is the rejection of God himself and his authority over those to whom he gives life.

Once you understand sin in that light, you begin to understand why “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That’s not just physical death, but spiritual death, a forceful separating of our sinful, rebellious selves from the presence of God forever. The Bible teaches that the final destiny for unbelieving sinners is eternal, active judgment in a place called “hell.”

But . . .

Jesus Christ

The word “Christ” means “anointed one,” referring to anointing a king with oil when he is crowned. So, when we say “Jesus Christ,” we’re saying that Jesus is a King!

When Jesus began his public ministry, he told the people, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus died on a cross, the awful weight of all our sins fell on his shoulders. The sentence of death God had pronounced against rebellious sinners struck. And Jesus died. For you and me!

But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus the Crucified is no longer dead. The Bible tells us that he rose from the grave. Jesus’s rising from the grave was God’s way of saying, “What Jesus claimed about who he is and what he came to do is true!”

Our Response

What does God expect us to do with the information that Jesus died in our place so we can be saved from God’s righteous wrath against our sins? He expects us to respond with repentance and faith.

To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.

Not only that, but we also turn to God in faith. Faith is reliance. It’s a promise-founded trust in the risen Jesus to save you from your sins. If God is ever to count us righteous, he’ll have to do it on the basis of someone else’s record, someone who’s qualified to stand in as our substitute. And that’s what happens when a person is saved by Jesus: All our sins are credited to Jesus who took the punishment for them, and the perfect righteousness of Jesus is then credited to us when we place our trust in what he has done for us! That’s what faith means—to rely on Jesus, to trust in him alone to stand in our place and win a righteous verdict from God!


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.

Consider what the Bible says about Him: Read more


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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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