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October 12, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Russia said it’s working with China to counter U.S. plans to expand its missile-defense network, which the two nations see as targeting their military assets.

WikiLeaks says 1,193 hacked e-mails from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s personal account are included in latest release.

Samsung Electronics Co. cut its third-quarter operating profit by $2.3 billion after ending production of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, the first official indication of how much the crisis will cost South Korea’s largest company.

The scale of the internal differences OPEC must resolve before securing a deal to cut supply was revealed Wednesday as the group’s latest output estimates showed a half-million-barrel difference of opinion over how much two key members are pumping.

Not since the financial crisis of 2008 has Libor, to which almost $7 trillion of debt including mortgages, student loans and corporate borrowings, is pegged – experienced such a surge. The three-month U.S. dollar Libor rate has jumped from 0.61 percent at the start of the year to 0.87 percent currently – a 42 percent rise – ahead of money market reform that’s due to come into effect on Oct. 14.

The future of job interviews might horrify you. A recent graduate of UCLA, was applying to be a page at NBC (yes, yes, just like Kenneth) when he learned he wouldn’t be going to an office to talk to a human being about his skills. Instead, he interviewed by webcam, on a laptop. So Skype, right? Nope, nothing as personal as that. He recorded his answers and sent them back to a hiring manager at NBC for review at the company’s convenience.

AP Top Stories

For a storm that inflicted less damage than many had feared, Hurricane Matthew nevertheless impaired or destroyed more than 1 million structures, forced businesses from Florida to North Carolina to close and put thousands temporarily out of work.All told, the storm probably caused $10 billion in damage. Insurance companies will likely be liable for about $4 billion to $6 billion of that total.

The US Supreme Court agreed to hear the case surrounding a Mexican teenager who was fatally shot by an American officer as they stood on opposite sides of the border. The crux of the case revolves around whether the teen’s family has the constitutional right to sue the Border Patrol agent in US courts.

Apple’s got a problem on its hands: Russian hackers might be breaching the watch’s security to spy on government officials.

The United States will give a measured response to what it believes to be Russian interference in the US election process, including the hacking of Democratic Party computers, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.

China and Russia blasted Washington Tuesday for its decision to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

A new review of research has created a shortlist of everyday environmental factors that may increase the risk of developing dementia.

Police killed at least two suspected drug traffickers on Monday during a day-long shootout in the hills overlooking one of Rio de Janeiro’s wealthiest districts, the latest in a wave of violent clashes that elsewhere in the city caused 8,000 children to miss school.

A doctor accused of botching a woman’s abortion has been charged with manslaughter in her death, which came hours after she left his New York City office seeming disoriented, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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A secret internment camp for former Islamic State militants and their families has been established in Syria. Some 300 defectors and captured combatants, including many Europeans, are being held at the camp operated by the rebel group Jaysh al-Tahrir.

Up to 80,000 farmed rainbow trout have been accidentally released into the sea in Denmark, prompting a call for anglers to try to catch them. The accident happened when a cargo ship crashed into a fish farm.

A booby-trapped drone has killed two Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and badly wounded two French soldiers battling so-called Islamic State in Iraq. A Kurdish defense official told Reuters news agency that the drone exploded when the Peshmerga tried to pick it up after it had crashed to the ground.

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have revoked access to their data to an analytics firm accused of selling information that allowed US police to track activists and protesters.

An official report has concluded that foreign spies were behind a cyber attack on the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s computer system.

Indonesia’s parliament has passed controversial laws authorizing chemical castration, minimum sentences and execution for convicted pedophiles.

President Rodrigo Duterte says the Philippines will not end alliances with other countries, despite his increasingly anti-US rhetoric. He said Manila would not “break or abrogate existing treaties”, suggesting he wants to maintain the Philippines’ ties with the US.

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A Tennessee parent is on a mission to rid her daughter’s school district of lessons on Islam she contends are offensive to Christians, and she has at least some board members on her side.

Pope Francis was ‘saddened’ when he heard two former nuns had married each other in a secret civil ceremony in Italy.

Russian state officials and government workers were told to bring back their children studying abroad immediately, even if means cutting their education short and not waiting until the end of the school year, and re-enroll them in Russian schools.


The Total Amount Of Debt In The World Just Hit A Record $152,000,000,000,000 (152 Trillion)

globe-on-the-brink-of-disaster-public-domainIf anyone ever asks you how much debt there is in the world, now you will know the answer.  According to the IMF, the total amount of debt around the globe has now hit a staggering 152 trillion dollars.  That is an amount of money that is almost unimaginable, and the IMF says that it is equivalent to 225 percent of global GDP.  It is the biggest debt bubble in the history of the planet, and it is rising at an extremely alarming pace.  Experts all over the world agree that when this debt bubble finally bursts, it is going to create an economic crisis on a scale that humanity has never seen before. (Read More….)


The Briefing 10-12-16

Colombia, Obama, and the Nobel Peace Prize: Award of moral accomplishment or political aspiration?

Why isn’t this bigger news? Preeminent secular journal finds link between birth control and depression

Marijuana on the ballot … and in our pet bowls

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Top News – 10/12/2016

Hurricane Nicole expected to hit Bermuda head-on
Hurricane conditions are expected to begin on Bermuda Thursday morning as Nicole appears likely to make a direct hit as a strong Category 2 hurricane Thursday afternoon with deadly flooding and winds of 105 to 125 mph.

‘It’s the smoking gun’: Hillary agents embedded deep in news media
Major mainstream media outlets now have some explaining to do after the latest Wikileaks email release reveals reporters, editors and contributors not just advocating for Hillary Clinton but apparently colluding with the campaign.

Trump Campaign Implements ‘Scorched Earth’ Strategy
Donald Trump is ready to run his presidential race his way — with a “scorched-earth” strategy that burns the GOP establishment, rallies his base and dampens Democratic voters’ turnout, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Obama Administration ‘Manufacturing Crisis’ With Israel
With its eyes on the potential launch of an Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative after next month’s presidential election, the Obama administration is “manufacturing a crisis” over settlement construction, to exert diplomatic pressure on the Jewish state, The Weekly Standard reported on Sunday, citing sources in Congress and the American Jewish community.

Russian senators back permanent deployment of air force to Syria
Russian senators have ratified an agreement that allows permanent deployment of the country’s air force in Syria, solidifying Moscow’s projection of power in the Middle East.

Quake of magnitude 5.8 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS
An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck 182km south-east of Rabaul in the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday (Oct 12), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. It was initially reported as having a magnitude of 5.9.

Papua Hit By Two Earthquakes
the first earthquake that shook Sorong happened at 01.46 Western Indonesia Time with the magnitude of 4.2. The epicenter was at the coordinate of 0.76 degrees South Latitude and 131.27 degrees East Longitude at the depth of 5 kilometers deep. The second earthquake that shook Bintuni Bay occurred on 06.29 Western Indonesia Time, with the magnitude of 5.4

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Lakshwadeep
NEW DELHI: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit the Lakshadweep Sea region on Wednesday, the weather office said. However, there were no immediate reports of loss of lives or property.

Wikileaks’ Email Leaks Uncover The Vatican’s Possible Knowledge Of Extraterrestrials
Here is one of the emails that was recently released by Wikileaks, and it mentions the Vatican: “Dear John, As 2015 unfolds, I understand you are leaving the Administration in February. It is urgent that we agree on a date and time to meet to discuss Disclosure and Zero Point Energy, at your earliest available after your departure. My Catholic colleague Terri Mansfield will be there too, to bring us up to date on the Vatican’s awareness of ETI.

Death toll climbs as floods swamp North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew
Flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew has displaced several thousand people in North Carolina, and authorities were helping more evacuate on Tuesday as swollen rivers threatened a wide swath of the state. Governor Pat McCrory warned of “extremely dangerous” conditions in the coming days in central and eastern North Carolina, where several rivers were at record or near-record levels.

FEC fight over regulating internet videos heightens
A top Democrat on the Federal Election Commission, frustrated that her efforts to regulate online political campaigns have been blocked by Republicans, is pushing for it on Twitter. Ann Ravel, who frequently tweets about policy and her travels, on Tuesday retweeted a sharp criticism of fellow Commissioner Lee Goodman, the Republican who has helped to lead the fight against internet regulations.

64 Ethiopian immigrants brought to Israel
As part of a government plan to eventually bring 9,000 Ethiopian immigrants of the Falash Mura community to Israel over the next five years, 64 immigrants arrived in Israel Monday at a welcoming ceremony held at Ben-Gurion Airport. Soweto Ekel, 39, couldn’t hold back the tears as he was reunited with his mother whom he hadn’t seen for 14 years. “I waited years for this moment,” he says…

Additional funds approved for defense budget
The Joint Committee for the Defense Budget approved the transfer of an additional NIS 2 billion to the defense budget, implementing a move that was planned in advance. The overall defense budget stands at NIS 56.1 billion, but retains the contingency for an additional NIS 3 billion subject to various conditions.

US start-up Geofeedia ‘allowed police to track protesters’
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have revoked access to their data to an analytics firm accused of selling information that allowed US police to track activists and protesters. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Chicago-based Geofeedia had allowed police to “sneak in through a side door” to monitor protests. Geofeedia said it was committed to the principles of personal privacy.

Russia says Boris Johnson embassy protest call ‘shameful’
Russia has condemned Boris Johnson’s call for demonstrations outside its London embassy as “shameful”. The foreign secretary said on Tuesday that he would “like to see” a protest against bombings of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which are being blamed on Vladimir Putin’s forces. But Moscow, which denies the claims, accused him of “Russophobic hysteria”.

UNESCO to vote on resolutions ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount
UNESCO is slated to vote twice this month on Palestinian initiated resolutions that ignore Jewish ties to its most holy religious site of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall area in Jerusalem. The first of these votes will be taken on Thursday or Friday of this week by the 58-member Executive Board of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris.

Security forces on high alert in Jerusalem as Jewish Israelis mark Yom Kippur
One day after a deadly Jerusalem terrorist attack jarred the nation, police say extensive security measures for Yom Kippur have been implemented throughout the capital. The IDF was set to place the West Bank and Gaza border crossings under a general closure on Tuesday evening at the start of Yom Kippur. The closure was scheduled to be lifted on Wednesday night.

Dr. Oz Promotes The Mark Of The Beast (video)
Revelation 13:16 reads “And the second beast required all people small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,” That quote leads us to the small hamlet of Geneva, Switzerland where the elite go about doing Lucifer’s work. Geneva, Switzerland…Home of the European headquarters of the United Nations, and CERN.

Closed US restaurants, damaged homes: Matthew may cost $10B
For a storm that inflicted less damage than many had feared, Hurricane Matthew nevertheless impaired or destroyed more than 1 million structures, forced businesses from Florida to North Carolina to close and put thousands temporarily out of work.

Turkey troops to stay in Iraq’s Bashiqa until Islamic State out of Mosul: deputy PM
Turkish troops will remain in the Bashiqa military camp in northern Iraq until Islamic State militants have been driven from the nearby city of Mosul, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told state-run Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.

Hillary In Leaked Email: Saudi Arabia And Qatar Are Funding ISIS
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sent an email to her campaign chairman John Podesta in 2014, who was then-counselor to President Barack Obama, that said Saudi Arabia and Qatar are both giving financial and logistical support to the Islamic State and other extremist Sunni groups, according to a recent Wikileaks release.

Federal government to pursue criminal-contempt charge against Sheriff Joe Arpaio; he vows to fight
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will pursue a criminal-contempt charge against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for defying orders to halt the immigration-enforcement operations that made him a national lightning rod.

US Considering Retaliation for Missile Firing at Navy Ship
The Pentagon has said that it is considering a military retaliation against Houthi militants in Yemen after two missiles were fired Sunday at the destroyer USS Mason from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. Both missiles fell short of the destroyer and landed in the sea.

WikiLeaks: Clinton Campaign Sought to Promote Carson, Trump, Cruz
“Our hope is that the goal of a potential HRC campaign and the DNC would be one-in-the-same: to make whomever the Republicans nominate unpalatable to a majority of the electorate,”


Top Headlines – 10/12/2016

  • UK’s May offers lawmakers scrutiny of Brexit process, no Article 50 vote (Read More)
  • For or Against Trump, GOP Fears Intensifying Civil War If He Loses (Read More)
  • Podesta: ‘Reasonable Belief’ WikiLeaks Tipped Off Trump Campaign (Read More)
  • Obama says Trump’s comments on women disqualifying (Read More)
  • Samsung slashes third quarter profit estimate by a third after pulling plug on Note 7 (Read More)
  • OPEC says it raises oil output, despite deal to cut (Read More)
  • Yet Another Stock Market Speed Bump Divides Top Traders (Read More)
  • Turkish army says Islamic State putting up ‘stiff resistance’ in Syria (Read More)
  • Wells Fargo Lays Out Strategy to Move Past Scandal (Read More)
  • Power Fully Restored After Outage Across Wide Area of Tokyo (Read More)
  • Amazon to Expand Grocery Business With New Convenience Stores (Read More)
  • Turkey purges NATO military envoys after failed coup (Read More)
  • The ‘No-Brainer’ Fix To America’s Student Loan Mess (Read More)
  • Accused bomber to be arraigned on New Jersey charges Thursday (Read More)
  • Requiem for a Hedge Fund Dream (Read More)
  • Boeing Sees Costs From Delayed Space Taxi (Read More)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Shuffles Board  (Read More)
  • U.S. sees mounting evidence of Houthi role in strike on U.S. warship (Read More)

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Meir Turgeman, says he will cancel construction plans in eastern Jerusalem following Sunday’s terror attack

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian attack accomplice

Security forces thwart suicide bus bombing in Jerusalem

U.S. lawmakers urge UNESCO not to rewrite Jerusalem’s history

Top Hamas Official: We Must Further Enhance Ties With Iran; Palestinian ‘Resistance’ Ready to Enter Real Battle With Israel

Hezbollah associate laundered drug cartel money through Miami banks, feds say

ISIS, Hezbollah seen using weaponized drones, raising new fears in Syria

Exploding drone sent by Isis allies kills and wounds troops in Iraq – report

Russia Says It’s Joining China to Counter U.S. Missile Defense

Russia’s top propagandist says US behaviour could have ‘nuclear’ implications

British lawmaker likens Russia’s behavior in Syria to that of Nazis

Syria war: UK minister says Russia risks ‘pariah’ status

Russian Government Officials Told To Immediately Bring Back Children Studying Abroad

Vladimir Putin cancels Paris trip as diplomatic crisis over Syria deepens

Video shows bloodied Syrian girl crying out for help after deadly airstrikes

Turkey says its troops to stay in Iraq until Islamic State cleared from Mosul

Turkish PM slams Clinton for comments on arming Syrian Kurdish forces

Saudi airstrikes on Yemeni civilians may have put a target on the backs of U.S. troops

Pentagon hints at possible retaliation after Yemen missile fire

Podesta leaks show Clinton email linking Saudi Arabia, Qatar to ISIS

Wikileaks Releases Another 1,100 Emails From John Podesta In Third Data Dump

WikiLeaks, Clinton campaign in Twitter war over latest leaks

WikiLeaks: State Dept Coordinated Email Release With Clinton Campaign

Then-CNN contributor Donna Brazile to Clinton camp: Sometimes ‘I get the questions in advance’

Election Cyber-Threat Is Real

FEC fight over regulating internet videos heightens

Dollar hits 11-week high on bets of December Fed rate hike

Stocks close 1 percent lower after health care sell-off; dollar, yields rise

Driverless cars hit British streets in landmark trial

The Next Big Thing: The Microchip Implant

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it’s more likely than not

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Taron, Papua New Guinea

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Ndoi Island, Fiji

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Manokwari, Indonesia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Tingloy, Philippines

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Shizunai, Japan

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 23,000ft

Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 22,000ft

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

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 15,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Hurricane Nicole re-forms in Atlantic, aims at Bermuda

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti risks ‘real famine’, says interim president

North Carolina braces for additional flooding in downstream towns

Closed US restaurants, damaged homes: Matthew may cost $10B

At least 1.4 million need aid in Haiti after Matthew: UN

WHO to send 1 mln cholera vaccine doses to hurricane-hit Haiti

Hurricane Sandy-Level Floods Likely to Hit NYC More Often

Climate change doubled size of western forest fires, study says, and it will only get worse

Gore re-emerges to stump for Clinton, warn of ‘climate crisis’

Zika Virus Cases Soar in Asia, WHO Says

As babies stricken by Zika turn 1, health problems mount

CoverGirl Introduces Its First-Ever Cover Boy

Glenn Beck: Opposing Trump is ‘moral’ choice – even if Clinton is elected

Trump declares war on GOP, says ‘the shackles have been taken off’

Trump on Ryan: ‘I don’t want his support, I don’t care about his support’

WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Confidantes Mock Evangelicals and Conservative Catholics in Podesta Emails

25 new ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ revealed

WikiLeaks Reveal Top Clinton Aides Mock Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity

Posted: 12 Oct 2016 07:04 AM PDT

New revelations from the latest WikiLeaks dump has key Hillary Clinton aides and allies taking heat after they are caught attacking two major faith groups–evangelicals…

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Oregon bakery shop accused of racism over Oreo cupcake named ‘Mr. President’

Posted: 12 Oct 2016 06:53 AM PDT

A black-owned Oregon bakery is being accused of racism after selling an Oreo cupcake the named “Mr. President.” The Oregonian reported Monday that outraged customers…

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WAR DRUMS: U.S. threatens retaliation for missile attack off Yemen

Posted: 12 Oct 2016 06:48 AM PDT

The U.S. military is threatening to retaliate against Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen who are suspected of targeting an American warship in the Red Sea on…

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‘We’re all sinners’: Jerry Falwell Jr defends Donald Trump after video of lewd remarks

Posted: 12 Oct 2016 06:43 AM PDT

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has blamed a “conspiracy” of GOP establishment leaders for the leak on Friday of a 2005 videotape of Republican…

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Evangelical Trump Defenders Are Destroying the Church’s Witness

Posted: 12 Oct 2016 06:41 AM PDT

(By Julie Roys) I never thought I’d see the day when leading evangelicals would publicly espouse that character doesn’t matter — and that promoting sexual…

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Russian Ambassador Confirms All Normal US-Russian Channels of Cooperation Have Been “Frozen”

Posted: 12 Oct 2016 06:34 AM PDT

All normal channels of collaboration between the United States and Russia have been cut off across a wide range of critical issues, Russian Ambassador to…

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World astrologists gather to predict president…

Posted: 12 Oct 2016 06:20 AM PDT

The polls are grim, but the cosmos may yet save Donald Trump. Why fret about Florida when you have Orion?The Republican presidential nominee, born under…

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WAR DRUMS: Russian Government Officials Told To Immediately Bring Back Children Studying Abroad

Posted: 12 Oct 2016 06:12 AM PDT

In Europe, when it gets serious, you have to lie… at least if you are an unelected bureaucrat like Jean-Claude Juncker. In Russia, however, when…

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Obama responds to absurd ‘demonic’ claims by sniffing himself

Posted: 12 Oct 2016 06:05 AM PDT

US President Barack Obama has responded to a radio host’s claim that he and Hillary Clinton are demons who smell like sulfur. Alex Jones, a…

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Clinton Retaliates Regarding Wikileaks Emails, Claims Saudi and Qatari Governments Fund ISIS

Posted: 11 Oct 2016 07:11 PM PDT

The Clinton campaign today tried to tamp down a mounting controversy over a newly disclosed, and potentially explosive, email in which the former secretary of…

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio to be charged with criminal contempt

Posted: 11 Oct 2016 05:51 PM PDT

Federal prosecutors say they will file criminal contempt-of-court charges against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for disobeying orders to stop his immigration patrols. The announcement in federal…

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DAYS OF LOT: CoverGirl Introduces Its First-Ever Cover Boy

Posted: 11 Oct 2016 05:47 PM PDT

Male makeup gurus are having a moment, and James Charles Dickinson is adding another. The 17-year-old YouTube sensation, known simply as James Charles on social…

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RUMORS OF WAR: China and Russia consider joint defense response to U.S. missile shield

Posted: 11 Oct 2016 05:42 PM PDT

Amid escalating U.S.-Russia tensions, the Russian military said Tuesday it will cooperate with China on efforts to fend off a threat posed by the U.S….

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The Day of Atonement

Posted: 11 Oct 2016 05:30 PM PDT

(By Kelly Mcdonald JR) Tuesday, October 11th at sunset starts the Day of Atonement, also known as Yom Kippur. In Acts 27:9, it is referred…

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Did this man see the possible election outcome and a future war with Russia?

Posted: 11 Oct 2016 12:47 PM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) In June of 1933, a man by the name of William Branham was conducting services in the old Masonic Hall on Meggs…

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Tennessee Mother Battles School’s Islam lessons., ‘I will not give up this fight’

Posted: 11 Oct 2016 12:25 PM PDT

A Tennessee parent is on a mission to rid her daughter’s school district of lessons on Islam she contends are offensive to Christians, and she…

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Did Paul Ryan’s Top Advisor Leak Trump Tape in An Establishment Plot to Sabotage Trump?

Posted: 11 Oct 2016 12:00 PM PDT

Was the infamous Trump tape in which the Republican candidate made lewd remarks about women leaked by Dan Senor, Paul Ryan’s top advisor? That’s the…

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DEVELOPING: 25 new ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ revealed, Book of Nehemiah Missing

Posted: 11 Oct 2016 11:25 AM PDT

More than 25 previously unpublished “Dead Sea Scroll” fragments, dating back 2,000 years and holding text from the Hebrew Bible, have been brought to light,…

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RUMORS OF WAR: North Korea Targets U.S. and South Korea with Nukes

Posted: 11 Oct 2016 11:15 AM PDT

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un continues his confrontational course. After conducting his nation’s fifth nuclear test, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter declared it to be a “direct…

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Glenn Beck Says “If not electing Trump means electing Clinton, so be it”

Posted: 11 Oct 2016 11:08 AM PDT

Media personality Glenn Beck took to Facebook Saturday to spell out exactly what he thinks of Donald Trump’s controversial lewd comments about women from 2005….

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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.

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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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America, God Has Given You Over

It seems that everyone’s attention is on the upcoming presidential election this November. Everywhere you look, people are focussed on the two candidates in the race. The grandiose personas of both people are clouding the issues most important to Americans. Behind the candidates, their campaigns, and even the important issues of the day, there is one factor that is being ignored. This factor is so monumental and critical to America’s future, obscuring it for so long has brought us to the tipping point. This nation kicked the Lord God out decades ago and now judgement is forthcoming. America, God has given you over.

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.  Romans 1:28-32

Although this nation was founded on godly principles, we hardly resemble the same country birthed only two hundred forty years ago. That period of time is just a millisecond compared with the lifespan many nations and kingdoms both past and present. Americans are relying on the continued blessing from God on a wicked and perverse nation that is a mere shadow of it’s former self regarding honor to the Creator.

As the beautiful song goes: America, America, God shed His grace on thee. Indeed, there was a time in history when the Lord seemed to be blessing our nation. This is conjecture on my part but perhaps this apparent blessing was because of a number of the following factors.

From it’s inception, the U.S. and for the most part, it’s leaders have honored God in our words and deeds. Many of our founding documents give glory to God and His word. This nation has historically been a safe haven for a great number of the world’s Jewish population. For approximately two hundred years, America has honored the institution of marriage, the sanctity of life, and the place of God in our institutions. Much has changed in just five short decades, so much in fact that practices once widely considered unthinkable are now protected and even applauded.

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1:24-25

In the 1960’s, we had the sexual revolution and the birth of the so called Women’s Liberation Movement. In 1962 the Supreme Court ended prayer in public schools. In the late 1960’s we had the birth of the drug culture. In 1973, Roe v. Wade legalized abortion and in just forty three years, we have viciously murdered at least 54 million babies. Seven appointed Supreme Court Judges made the wholesale slaughter of unborn children permissible and the practice is now widely viewed as “women’s health care.” abortion-murder

The sexual revolution in the 1960’s birthed another revolution. The homosexual movement has transpired over several decades and now the lifestyle is not only widely accepted now, but greatly applauded and celebrated by many. The LGBT movement is militant, mobilized, and at war with anyone who stands in their way.

For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. Romans 1:26-27

There is another factor in God’s giving America over. As a believer it pains me to say this and i’m not in anyway employing dramatics when I tell you that I believe the American church as a whole is also coming under judgement if not there already. For the most part, mainline denominations are dead and their membership numbers are in sharp decline. I don’t believe it’s any coincidence that the championing of liberal social issues, the wide spread acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle, and even placement and ordination of homosexual ministers has led to the demise of these once thriving God honoring churches.

Whats worse is now we have ‘leaders’ in the evangelical churches promoting the soft sell, seeker sensitive, purpose driven, ecumenical false gospel. Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Tony Campolo, and Andy Stanley are just a few of the men who are unfortunately revered by many in evangelical leadership. If  the evangelical leadership including many pastors can’t see through obvious deceivers like these men and instead emulates them, we are in deep trouble.

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Judgement begins in the house of God and it may not be the obvious catastrophic judgement one would expect. These men’s ‘movement’s’ may appear to be prospering given the numbers involved. The Bema Seat Judgement may reveal it was indeed all about the numbers, not winning and discipling souls. By and large, we have an apathetic apostate false Christianity in America cleverly disguised as true Christianity and many are following a different Jesus.

For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 1:Peter 4:17

We have two presidential candidates to choose from. One is a habitual liar who leaks national security information to our adversaries and the other is sexually immoral and slanderous. There is a lot of talk even among Christians about the lesser of two evils. That is now a non issue. My hope and security is not in America, it is firmly in Jesus.

The bottom line is this, God didn’t spare the ancient Canaanite nations surrounding Israel who were sacrificing babies. He didn’t spare Babylon when it defiled His holy items from the temple. He didn’t spare Israel when after repeated warnings, they continued to worship false gods right up to 586 BC. He didn’t spare Israel a second time in 70 AD after Jesus’ repeated warnings.

My question to all of us is this: If God didn’t withhold judgement from all of these nations including many I didn’t list. If He didn’t spare Israel and judged her for unfaithfulness to Him, what make us think God will spare the United States? There is no biblical precedent or reason to believe we won’t be judged. I’m not a prophet and won’t say, “Thus saith the Lord” unless He says. So I don’t know when judgement is coming. I simply believe that it is certain and may in fact be in it’s beginning stages.

The U.S. is murdering millions of babies annually and legalizing gay marriage. We have kicked God out of our society, schools, and public square, yet we run to Him for help like a genie in a bottle after a horrific national calamity strikes. How can our Congress sing God bless America on September 11th at the Capitol steps, then turn their back on Him while legislating on the floor of the same Capitol? Wanting God to help doesn’t last long and before we know it, apathy and indifference towards Him sets in yet again. Many of our churches are apostate and it’s probable that millions professing American Christians are worshipping a completely different Jesus. The good news is that God always has a faithful remnant woven throughout many churches, across America, and around the world.

I love America because it’s my home. My hope, desire, and longing is for my eternal home though. Heaven is my real home and I’m simply passing through. With that in mind, shouldn’t Christians look at the November election and even America’s future differently? No one leader is going to,” make America great again.” No one leader is,”for America” as the other one says. Voting is a right and privilege so do what you wish with that. We should pray for those in authority as the Bible commands. We should pray for our nation to turn toward God. Beyond that, we are citizens of a heavenly kingdom and we should live here as such. Your party affiliation and patriotism pales in importance to how you should be living for Jesus.

With the little time we have left before Jesus’ return, we should be evangelizing and making disciples. What we do for Him is the only thing that will matter in 100 years. Knowing that America has thumbed it’s nose at God by allowing the mass murder of the un-born, defiling the marriage covenant, and sanctioning gay marriage, it has not only opened itself up for God’s judgement, it’s begging for it. It’s time for true Christians to live for Jesus with renewed boldness because this nation is coming under judgement and America has been given over.

All for Him,

Howard

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Kirk Cameron, Francis Chan Join Hands With Cultists to Promote False Gospel

It’s no secret that Kirk Cameron has embraced the false gospel of American Patriotism. Clearly, he’s accepted postmillennial Reconstructionist ideals of Dominionism and has been championing the cause of taking back the culture in America for several years. It’s unclear exactly how he was led down this path of patriotic idolatry, as his past associations with ministries such as Living Waters have generally been theologically sound.

Cameron’s apostasy began when he started partnering with the king of patriotism and false teacher, Glenn Beck. Beck, a Mormon, joined with Cameron in 2012 to promote Cameron’s movie, Monumental–a movie that promoted much of the faux history of David Barton.

Now, Cameron is back at it. October 24, just in time for the upcoming presidential elections, Cameron will be partnering with Francis Chan, Eric Metaxas, James MacDonald, and the Seventh Day Adventist cult member, Ben Carson, in what is being dubbed as a “national meeting,” named Revive Us 2016.

The website boasts the usual twisting of the story of David and Goliath by Reconstructionists and adherents to the patriotic gospel by stating:

Like David running toward Goliath. Or Moses and the Israelites backed against the Red Sea with Pharaoh and his army bearing down on them… just when all hope seems lost, God parts the waters! The giant is defeated! … This could be a “Red Sea” moment for US in OUR STORY in America- when it’s the darkest just before the dawn, and God splits the sea and we go walking right through! IF WE HAVE EYES TO SEE.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a great move of God unless all the Bible-twisters, compromisers, and false teachers all joined hands in prayer and worshiped together all in the name of unity, right? No worries, that’s been taken care of too.

We’ll worship together, led byPASSION, VERTICAL CHURCH BAND, and my daughter, ISABELLA. We’ll pray together with “MISS CLARA” from the movie, WAR ROOM. And we’ll hear from pastor FRANCIS CHAN, DR. BEN CARSON, pastor JAMES MACDONALD, ERIC METAXAS, and JENNIFER ROTHSCHILD.

Now, the false convert would say that this is great. But the true believer, who loves and believes God as he has revealed himself knows that God does not approve of this. The Holy Spirit will not be at this “national meeting.” God does not listen to the prayers of lost people (John 9:31, Psalm 34:15, Proverbs 15:29, etc.) Ben Carson clearly rejects God as he has revealed himself in His Word.

The question then becomes, does Kirk Cameron really know God? Do these other participants really know God? They have openly rejected who God is on many levels, and has traded His commandments for the idols and traditions of men. Christians are not to join with unbelievers in any spiritual enterprise–especially worship.

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? – 2 Corinthians 6:14

But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. – 1 Corinthians 5:11

Apparently, saving America is much more important than being obedient to God and trusting and obeying His Word.

Source: Kirk Cameron, Francis Chan Join Hands With Cultists to Promote False Gospel

Albert Mohler Blog: “12 Theses on a Christian Understanding of Economics”

In this essay, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. considers 12 principles for how Christians should think about economic issues. Mohler writes:

“Regrettably, many American Christians know little about economics. Furthermore, many Christians assume that the Bible has nothing at all to say about economics. But a biblical worldview actually has a great deal to teach us on economic matters. The meaning of work, the value of labor, and other economic issues are all part of the biblical worldview. At the same time we must recognize that the Christian worldview does not demand or promote a particular economic system.”

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Belief, unbelief, and streams of faith

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

21 Therefore the Lord heard and was full of wrath;
And a fire was kindled against Jacob
And anger also mounted against Israel,
22 Because they did not believe in God
And did not trust in His salvation. Psalms 78:21-22 (NASB) 

Dealing with those who insist that they are Christians while what they say and do is marked as distinctly the fruit of unbelief, can be a very trying experience. I suppose that is why our enemy will never stop his attacks on those who are called by the name of Christ to discourage and confuse them. Not that long ago an “Emergent” leader name Doug Pagitt referred to those of us at CRN and other Orthodox Christians as serving God because we were driven by fear. In that same article he also said that the differences in our faith and his was that they are nothing more…

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