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

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Oct. 14, 2016 |

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A growing number of people in Obamacare are finding out their health insurance plans will disappear from the program next year, forcing them to find new coverage even as options shrink and prices rise. At least 1.4 million people in 32 states will lose the Obamacare plan they have now, according to state officials contacted by Bloomberg.

You are not alone. More than half of you-on both sides of the aisle-say the 2016 election is a major source of stress, according to a new survey from the American Psychological Association.

Rising fuel and labor costs, plus fewer seats, equals ticket prices headed skyward. After years of bargain fares and low fuel prices, U.S. airlines are likely to follow the lead of the second-largest carrier and curb growth next year in a tried-and-true effort to boost ticket prices.

Recent months have seen greater security cooperation between Russia and China as they find common ground against the U.S. The neighboring giants last month held their first joint naval drill in the South China Sea and both have condemned U.S. plans to deploy a U.S. missile shield in South Korea.

Each newborn’s share of the national debt today is more than double what it was in the 1990s. In the past 35 years, the national debt on a per capita basis has increased with each U.S. president.

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The UN General Assembly appointed Antonio Guterres as the new secretary-general of the United Nations, in a shift towards a more high-profile leadership of the world body.

The one and a half million people residing in Mosul, Iraq, are preparing up for a massive battle this month, which they hope will expel ISIS from the beleaguered city. Now, they’re prepared for combat, having converted large cars and trucks into Mad Max-style battle rigs, complete with armor plating, missile launchers and heavy artillery guns. And they look awesome.

Iran says it has dispatched two warships to the Gulf of Aden to ply the same waters as several U.S. Navy vessels are already operating there, one of which launched several Tomahawk missiles at Tehran-backed Houthi radar installations early Thursday morning.

Iran says it has dispatched two warships to the Gulf of Aden to ply the same waters as several U.S. Navy vessels are already operating there, one of which launched several Tomahawk missiles at Tehran-backed Houthi radar installations early Thursday morning.

There are a dizzying two trillion galaxies in the Universe, up to twenty times more than previously thought, astronomers reported Thursday. “It boggles the mind that over 90 percent of the galaxies in the Universe have yet to be studied,” commented Christopher Conselice of the University of Nottingham, who led the study.

ISIS has been attempting to change its tactics as it becomes increasingly clear neither it, nor forces opposed to it in the Middle East, are going anywhere. Most recently, and horrifyingly, there was an attempt to use mustard gas on American and Iraqi troops. And now there’s another problem: Suicide drones, being built from off-the-shelf parts.

A U.S. lawmaker urged the Obama administration to suspend cooperation with a Saudi-led coalition conducting airstrikes in Yemen, saying in a letter released on Wednesday that civilian casualties from the strikes “appear to be the result of war crimes.”

A remote village on Alaska’s northwest coast has begun a reverse tourism campaign. Residents want visitors to stay away. Pacific walrus by the thousands in recent years have come ashore in early fall near the Inupiat village of Point Lay, including about 6,000 last week, and people have dropped in, hoping to see a marine mammal phenomenon brought on by climate change and disappearing summer sea ice in the Chukchi Sea.

Firebrand Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte heads to China next week seeking billions of dollars in investments and buckets of respect, as he pivots angrily away from traditional ally the United States.

During the first six months of this year, minors died from accidental shootings – at their own hands, or at the hands of other children or adults – at a pace of one every other day, far more than limited federal statistics indicate.

More Chinese joined the ranks of the super-rich this year, a survey showed Thursday, bringing the total to an all-time high despite dragging growth in the world’s second-largest economy.

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Cave art as much as 14,500 years old has been pronounced “the most spectacular and impressive” ever discovered on the Iberian Peninsula.

Suspected Islamist militants have killed 12 soldiers and injured eight in an attack on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian security sources said.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit hurricane-scarred Haiti on Saturday, as it was revealed that only 5% of $120m asked for in an appeal had so far been raised.

The Indonesian government has posted an advert for a new youth ambassador position that orders members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community not to apply. The advert stipulates that the post is only open to applicants not involved in “sexually deviant behavior”.

A state in Australia has launched an education program designed to smash gender stereotypes and tackle the root causes of domestic violence. The “respectful relationship” curriculum will be mandatory in all schools in Victoria from next year. Students will explore issues around social inequality, gender-based violence and male privilege.

Gay and transgender activists have welcomed a new French law that lets transgender people change their legal status without having to be sterilized.

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Researchers have devised a way to place undetectable backdoors in the cryptographic keys that protect websites, virtual private networks, and Internet servers. The feat allows hackers to passively decrypt hundreds of millions of encrypted communications as well as cryptographically impersonate key owners.


Top News – 10/14/2016

Clinton vowed to ‘ring’ China with missiles over North Korea threat, leaked emails say
Clinton threatened to “ring” China with defensive missiles if Beijing did not rein in North Korea, leaked emails detailing a private speech she made three years ago claim. The US democratic presidential candidate also blamed the Chinese military for being Pyongyang’s biggest ally…

Report: Israel to Purchase New German Submarines Targeting Iran, Syria
Israel and Germany have begun top echelon political and security negotiations of the purchase of new Dolphin class submarines, Israel Defense reported Friday. The IDF’s five-submarine fleet, its most expensive weapons system, is its longest arm in a potential war with a nuclear Iran.

Hillary Clinton’s Axis of Evil Read more: https://sputniknews.com/columnists/201610111046232018-hillary-clinton-axis-of-evil/
Let’s cut to the chase; Hillary Clinton is ready to go to war against Russia in Syria – with inbuilt, potentially terrifying, thermonuclear consequences.

Was Tamana a Universal Civilization of Mankind Before the Great Flood?
He believed he had found this Universal culture which spanned the entire world untold millennia before our present era. Toth called this pre-Diluvial culture: Tamana, the name these ancient civilizers used to denote their colonial cities.

Netanyahu mocks UNESCO motion on Temple Mount: Like denying bond between Batman and Robin
What’s next? A UNESCO decision denying the connection between peanut butter and jelly? Batman and Robin? Rock and roll? — Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) October 13, 2016

Obama expands his executive power beyond Earth
Obama has expanded his use of executive power beyond bounds of earth, signing an executive order Thursday to prepare the federal government to deal with the effects of space weather events. That space weather — which includes phenomena like solar flares, geomagnetic disturbances — can have big effects on everyday technologies like global positioning systems, satellite communication and aviation.

Archbishop of Philadelphia Calls Clinton a “Scheming, Robotic Liar”
In a column published in Catholic Philly, Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. called on Hillary Clinton to repudiate the hacked emails revealing a strain of anti-Catholic bigotry in her campaign, and also referred to the candidate a “scheming, robotic liar.”

Moderate Quake Jolts Talaud Islands
An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale shook Talaud Islands in North Sulawesi province before dawn on Friday, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

GEOMAGNETIC STORM UNDERWAY
Auroras are dancing around the Arctic Circle on Oct. 14th as Earth slowly exits the magnetized wake of a CME that struck two days ago. Currently, geomagnetic storms are flickering between categories G1 and G2.

Jake Tapper Says DNC Chair’s Leak To Clinton Campaign Is ‘Very, Very Troubling’
CNN anchor Jake Tapper blasted interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile and TV One host Roland Martin on Thursday for their apparent involvement in leaking a Democratic town hall question to the Clinton campaign in March. “It’s very, very troubling,” Tapper told WMAL hosts Larry O’Connor and Brian Wilson in an interview.

Earthquake in Tonga no threat to Fiji
A MODERATE size earthquake that occurred in the Tonga Island region early this morning did not pose any threat to Fiji. The 5.3 magnitude earthquake occurred offshore at a depth of 79 kilometres at 4:19am.

296 Refugees Diagnosed with Active TB in Minnesota
Two hundred and ninety-six refugees were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) between 2010 and 2014 in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Seventy-one were diagnosed within one year of their arrival, while 225 were diagnosed after the first year, but within five years of their arrival.

Jews around the world gear up for global Shabbat event
On November 11 and 12, Jews in dozens of countries will participate in the Shabbat Project, an initiative which seeks to unite Jews through the experience of keeping Shabbat. The program, which will celebrate its fourth year, began as a solely South African endeavor at the initiative of the country’s Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein.

Bennett suspends Israeli cooperation with UNESCO after Temple Mount vote
Education Minister Nafatali Bennett decided Friday morning to immediately freeze all Israeli cooperation with UNESCO, because of its decision to declare top Jewish holy sites Muslim. Due to Bennett’s decision there will be no meetings with UNESCO officials, cooperation in international conference or professional cooperation with the organization.

Media To Voters: Drop Dead, We’re Getting Hillary Elected
Everybody knew it, and now it’s being confirmed by the emails that are being dumped: The media are a wing of the Democratic Party and are doing all they can to rig the election for Hillary Clinton.

Israeli leaders condemn U.N. resolution on Jerusalem holy site
Israeli politicians reacted angrily to a resolution approved Thursday by the U.N. cultural agency that criticizes Israel’s actions in and around Jerusalem’s holiest site and fails to explicitly refer to the Jewish connection to the place.

Leaked Emails Reveals Clinton Campaign Plotted Supreme Court Threat Over Obamacare
Turns out those people were proven right today as a new Podesta email confirms that the Obama administration applied political pressure on Roberts to sway his decision: “it was pretty critical that the President threw the gauntlet down last time on the Court…that was vital to scaring Roberts off.”

India Honoured to welcome President Putin, looking forward to talks with China: PM Modi
Asserting that India is delighted to host the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa followed by a first-ever BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended a warm welcome to all nations participating in the event and said that India looks forward to finding common resolve and solutions.

U.S. Obama expands his executive power beyond Earth
President Obama has expanded his use of executive power beyond bounds of earth, signing an executive order Thursday to prepare the federal government to deal with the effects of space weather events.

The Little Jewish Village That Makes Obama Boil
The village of Amona with its small white houses and red roofs could easily be mistaken for some lost Italian village or a dusty California town. But the White House would not have “boiled in anger”, as one anonymous official claimed, over the doings of some Italian village. There’s only one place on earth that makes Obama’s blood boil. It isn’t Iran or North Korea. It’s Israel.


October 13, 2016
NEWSMAX — FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not be prosecuted for using a private email server did not sit well with lower ranking members of the agency or at the Justice Department, Fox News reports an anonymous source involved in the case said…. (more)

October 13, 2016
POLITICO — In the private company of globally savvy business executives and bankers three years ago, Hillary Clinton unwound and spoke with unusual candor about world leaders and events – – including the covert U.S. role in Syria and her frustration with President Barack Obama’s failure to enforce his chemical weapons “red line” in that country…. (more)

October 13, 2016

WASHINGTON TIMES — The ongoing WikiLeaks dump of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails has exposed the corruption and cronyism of her campaign and time in office. Everyday there are more revelations of wrongdoing, so much so, it’s hard to keep up with. So here’s the top 10 double-dealing, dishonest discoveries uncovered thus far…. (more)


October 13, 2016

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Donald Trump’s campaign was drafting a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times late Wednesday night, hours after the news organization published a story in which two women accused the Republican presidential nominee of sexual assault, sources confirmed to the Washington Examiner…. (more)


October 13, 2016
MICHAEL BARONE — “It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to,” Donald Trump tweeted at the reasonable hour of 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Shackles? There were no visible shackles on Donald Trump when… (more)

October 13, 2016
NATIONAL REVIEW — Since the moment former CIA counterterrorism officer and House GOP staffer Evan McMullin jumped into the presidential race, he’s been ignored, mocked, and dismissed. Few pollsters even bother to list him as an option in their surveys of the race. He’s nowhere near the 15 percent threshold to qualify for the debates. CNN hosted prime-time candidate forums for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein and their running mates, but not for McMullin and his running mate, Mindy Finn…. (more)

October 13, 2016
BOB UNRUH — Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, ordered suspended for the remainder of his elected term in a move that critics have condemned as extralegal, isn’t going away quietly. He’s not only filed an appeal of the ruling from the Court of the Judiciary, he’s also asking that four justices on the current state Supreme Court and three former justices be disqualified from hearing his arguments…. (more)

October 13, 2016
BILL FEDERER — Known as “The Iron Lady” for her stand against communism, Margaret Thatcher was born Oct. 13, 1925. She became the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom at a time when England’s government was facing bankruptcy, unemployment was on the rise, and there were conflicts with labor unions. Margaret Thatcher successfully turned the country around by cutting social welfare programs, reducing trade union power and privatizing several industries…. (more)

October 13, 2016

BOB UNRUH — Two companies that for years bought baby body parts from Planned Parenthood in Orange County now are facing a criminal lawsuit by the district attorney, according to multiple reports. The companies were identified as DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics…. (more)


October 13, 2016
NEWSMAX — Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein had a jail and torture chamber built in the basement of the country’s mission on the toney Upper East Side in Manhattan – – across the street from billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York Post reported…. (more)

October 12, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — One of the advantages of having a smart TV is that you can bypass the dumb cable channels, particularly CNN. A smart TV gives you direct access to YouTube channels like Right Side Broadcasting, which covers the Donald J. Trump rallies without commercial interference and endless commentary from liberal talking heads. The crowd at the rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Monday night broke into cries of “CNN Sucks” when the candidate referred to the channel’s disgraceful coverage of the campaign…. (more)

October 12, 2016
RICH LOWRY — Less than a month before the election, the Republican speaker of the House says he won’t defend or campaign with his party’s presidential nominee. The nominee has responded by slamming the speaker on Twitter, and his campaign manager is accusing some (unnamed) elected Republicans of sexual harassment against her…. (more)

October 12, 2016
FOX NEWS — Republicans accused the Hillary Clinton campaign and Obama Justice Department of “collusion” on Tuesday after an email surfaced from the latest WikiLeaks document dump indicating the Clinton camp got a heads-up from the DOJ about one of the former secretary of state’s court cases…. (more)

October 12, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Hillary Clinton increased her lead over Donald Trump to 8 points following Sunday night’s presidential debate, according to a Reuters/IPSOS poll released Tuesday evening…. (more)

October 12, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — It’s Vladimir Putin’s world, and we’re just living in it. In the past week or so alone, Mr. Putin’s Russia has pulled out of two nuclear treaties, threatened to shoot down American jets in the Middle East, moved its navy into the Mediterranean, and issued a list of outrageous demands to President Obama…. (more)

October 12, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — In a setback for President Obama, a federal appeals court curtailed the power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ruling Tuesday that the agency championed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts violated the Constitution with a structure that gives too much unelected authority to its sole director…. (more)

October 11, 2016

DAVID FRENCH — Way back in March, my colleague Jonah Goldberg offered the perfect description of the way Trump’s endorsers become corrupted: It’s the invasion of the body snatchers. They’ve been taken over by a hostile organism. Sure, they look the same, but, in Jonah’s words, “They’re different, somehow. They talk funny. They don’t care about the same things they used to.”… (more)


October 11, 2016

NEWSMAX — On the heels of a damning tape recording in which Donald Trump made lewd comments about women, Hillary Clinton has soared to a 14-point national lead in a two-way matchup, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday…. (more)


October 11, 2016
THE GUARDIAN — Polls normally do pretty well to get a thousand respondents, but the poll I’m looking at about the second presidential debate has received a total of 907,211 responses, 68% of whom said that Trump “won” the night. Sounds solid, right? Not so fast – – there are about 907,211 reasons to dismiss this online poll as garbage…. (more)

October 11, 2016
NATIONAL REVIEW — This city’s professional football team relocated to Los Angeles in the offseason, but for one Sunday this fall, its residents had front-row seats to a different kind of contact sport. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came to Washington University for the second of three presidential debates, and the hostility inside the hall was palpable from the outset…. (more)

October 11, 2016
DAILY CALLER — 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…. (more)

October 10, 2016
The superintendence of God is the decisive factor in events
ALAN KEYES — Late last night, I read the article “The logic behind Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation,” in which Bill Federer recounts interesting details of the interplay of war and political perception that made that Proclamation one of the Civil War’s most decisive events…. (more)

October 10, 2016
DAN POPP — We’re taught that there may be a price for holding principles. Integrity could cost us our friends, our possessions, even our life. But there’s also a price for abandoning principle. And that price is much higher…. (more)

October 10, 2016

POLITICO — It was the ugliest debate in American history. For 90 minutes, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton called each other liars, untrustworthy and unfit for office as they sparred not so much about their policy differences as their basic character…. (more)


October 10, 2016
CBS NEWS — It looked like a scene straight out of “Westworld,” but it was the second presidential debate of the 2016 election. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was mid-sentence when a black fly landed on her forehead, square between the eyes. Clinton, for her part, continued with what she was saying, seemingly unfazed by the unexpected visitor. However, the insect’s sudden appearance got us thinking…. (more)

The Briefing 10-14-16

“Religious beliefs have to change”: Hillary Clinton’s open hostility toward religious liberty

Dutch government proposes “death assistance providers” for anyone who feels they have “completed life”

When it’s everywhere, sex no longer sells: Abercrombie abandons sexually explicit ads

Girls, boys, and gender-neutral toys: It turns out boys and girls are still different

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Top Headlines – 10/14/2016

  • China inflation relief sends stocks, dollar higher (Read More)
  • China producer prices rise for first time in nearly five years, may ease debt woes (Read More)
  • Oil rises further above $52 on tighter U.S. fuel stocks (Read More)
  • Oil From $50 Billion Kashagan Field Starts Flowing to Export (Read More)
  • HP Plans Up to 4,000 Job Cuts Over Three Years (Read More)
  • New Rules Make It Harder for Companies to Manage Their Cash (Read More)
  • The Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill Is Weaker Than It Appears (Read More)
  • The U.S. Election Is Driving Americans Nuts (Read More)
  • Republicans weigh response with eye toward future (Read More)
  • Hershey CEO Bilbrey prepares to step down (Read More)
  • More Than 1 Million in Obamacare to Lose Plans as Insurers Quit (Read More)
  • Saudi Arabia, SoftBank aim to be world’s No. 1 tech investor with $100 billion fund (Read More)
  • Obama decries ‘wild west’ media landscape (Read More)
  • British banks keep cyber attacks under wraps to protect image (Read More)
  • Goldman’s Online Consumer-Lending Platform Goes Live (Read More)
  • Malaysian Fund 1MDB Linked to White House Visit (Read More)
  • Islamic State crushes rebellion plot in Mosul as army closes in (Read More)
  • Carmakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era (Read More)
  • Verizon Warns Yahoo That Breach Could Affect Takeover Deal (Read More)

UN resolution denies Jewish connection to Jerusalem holy sites, Netanyahu says

UNESCO says Jews have no connection to Temple Mount

PA: UNESCO vote is call for Israel to end ‘illegal, colonial’ acts

PA: denial of Jewish history ‘victory for Palestinian people’

Israeli anger at Unesco motion condemning ‘aggressions’ at holy site

PM: UNESCO theater of the absurd continues

Palestinian soccer team poses with poster of Jerusalem terrorist

Rivlin hosts Israeli-Palestinian clerics in call for peace

Peace is top priority for next UN chief Antonio Guterres

Why Brexit will hurt the prospects for peace in the Middle East

Israel and Turkey deepen energy ties

Cairo turns to Moscow for help against Sinai-based terror groups

Russia completes delivery of S-300 air defense missiles to Iran: RIA

Iran deploys warships off Yemen after US, Houthis trade fire

US strikes not connected to broader Yemen conflict – Pentagon

Russia, US move past Cold War to unpredictable confrontation

Russian Foreign Ministry says its embassy in Damascus was targeted

Obama, aides expected to weigh Syria military options on Friday

Syrian offensive kills scores in Aleppo before Swiss talks

Syrian rebels evacuate Damascus suburb in deal with government

ISIS executes 12 Christians-including boy and 2 women who were raped in public and beheaded-for refusing to renounce Jesus

Boko Haram frees 21 kidnapped Chibok girls

Official: Bomb found in backpack outside police station in Colorado

NY-NJ bomb suspect pleads not guilty of trying to kill police

Brand differentiation: How candidates characterize terror threat is hot campaign topic

‘I’ll humiliate you’: Duterte challenges West to probe Philippines drugs war

WikiLeaks hints Clinton voter contempt: Does it matter?

Wikileaks reveals exactly how the Clinton campaign, bullies, seduces, manipulates and dominates its media coverage

Emails reveal Clinton camp’s scramble to craft, defend server story

Clinton Aide Urged Denying Any Secrets Were Sent: WikiLeaks

Clinton aides called NYC mayor ‘a terrorist’ over Sanders support

Feingold: Hillary Might Issue Executive Order on Guns

Explosive Trump repeats call to jail Clinton

Michelle Obama calls Trump remarks about women ‘shocking and demeaning’

Michelle Obama blasts Trump, says his comments have ‘shaken me to my core’

Rush Limbaugh points out Michelle Obama’s hypocrisy inviting foul mouthed rappers to the White House: “She’s Never Heard Anything Like Trump?”

Trump: Our campaign is ‘existential threat’ to establishment

Nearly 100,000 Pennsylvania Voters Switch From Democrat To Republican

French PM says France supports Clinton over Trump

Citi Is Worried About the Political Winds Blowing Against Yellen

President Obama Orders Government to Plan for ‘Space Weather’ Chaos

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Hihifo, Tonga

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Balleny Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Iwo Jima, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Southeast of Easter Island

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Sarangani, Philippines

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 27,000ft

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

Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 17,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 16,000ft

Hurricane Nicole pummels Bermuda with winds up to 115 mph

Millions of North Carolina chickens die in Hurricane Matthew floods: state

US halts deportations of Haitians after hurricane

Budding typhoon to strike Philippines before eyeing southern China, Vietnam

Florida declares new area of Zika transmission in Miami

Pitt Engineer Developing Tiny Drone For Inside The Body

In a medical first, brain implant allows paralyzed man to feel again

Gourmet Ganja? Marijuana Dining Is Growing up, Slowly

Voters will consider new marijuana rules in nine states

Gay Rights Activists Plan Another Beverly Hills Hotel Protest

Pro-Life Groups Fight Obama Administration’s ‘Parting Gift’ to Planned Parenthood

Walmart: ‘All Lives Matter’ bumper sticker is offensive

FBI will start tracking U.S. police shootings, uses of deadly force in ’17

Race and religious hate crimes rose 41% after EU vote

New Museum Invites Visitors to Desecrate Image of Virgin Mary

Parents accused of trying to sell baby girl on eBay

Dallas Church Removes Practicing Homosexual From Membership – Now Faces Public Ridicule

Homosexual activist Matthew Vines wages war to make InterVarsity inclusive

The Dead Raising Team … Courtesy of Bethel Church Charlatans

Sid Roth’s new Middle East Television Network will spread heresy to millions

The 100 Fastest Growing Churches in America in 2016

Natalie Grant: I Stopped Pretending to Be a ‘Good Christian’ and Found Freedom in Honesty

United Methodist and Episcopalian Church Clergy Lead Prayer Rally to “Bless” Abortion Clinic

Pentagon Issues Handbook on Sex Change in the Military

Satanists’ Plans to Invade Schools With Demonic Agenda Fail

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 07:44 AM PDT

The Satanic Temple cancelled their plans for an after-school club in a Washington state school district. “It’s a relief to everybody in this room,” Centennial…

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

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 07:34 AM PDT

Already trailing in the polls and under heavy fire following the disclosure of lewd comments he made about women more than a decade ago, Donald…

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China scolds Britain, Warns them not to meddle in Hong Kong’s affairs

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 07:28 AM PDT

China has warned the UK against interfering when it comes to Hong Kong, telling London that the affairs of its former colony belong to Beijing….

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New UN chief Guterres urges US-Russia reconciliation

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 07:21 AM PDT

The UN’s newly-appointed secretary-general has urged reconciliation between the US and Russia, saying he will do “everything he can” to encourage trust between the two…

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WAR DRUMS: Obama to discuss bombing Syrian military positions

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 07:18 AM PDT

US President Barack Obama is set to discuss further US action in Syria with his senior foreign policy advisers at the National Security Council (NSC)…

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Alabama court fires Judge Roy Moore’s staff

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 07:08 AM PDT

Officials in the Alabama Supreme Court are busy ridding themselves, their courtroom, their offices and their building of Chief Justice Roy Moore. Moore was suspended…

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DAYS OF LOT: Pentagon issues handbook on sex change in military…

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 06:43 AM PDT

Political correctness remains a central characteristic of the Obama administration’s policies. Take the Pentagon’s new anti-discrimination policy on what a newly-published handbook calls “gender dysphoria,”…

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George O. Wood Offers a Grievous Warning American Christian Should Read Right Now

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 06:35 AM PDT

(By George. O. Wood) I feel impelled to write you this most unusual pastoral letter. I do it out of deep concern and I ask…

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Big Republican donors Urge Republican National Committee to cut ties with Trump

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 06:24 AM PDT

Some of the Republican Party’s biggest donors called on the Republican National Committee Thursday to sever ties with presidential nominee Donald Trump in the wake…

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Alliance Between Xi and Putin Grows as U.S. Spats Escalate

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 06:18 AM PDT

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, will have more than vodka shots and gifts of ice cream to show for their…

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Anonymous warns that the Pentagon thinks World War III is ‘Imminent’

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 06:08 AM PDT

World affairs have suddenly got rather alarming – with tensions rising between Russia and America simmering as the two nations clash over Syria. Former leader…

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Hurricane-force winds, flooding to slam northwestern US through the weekend

Posted: 14 Oct 2016 06:05 AM PDT

A train of storms will pound the northwestern United States with flooding, dangerous surf and hurricane-force winds into early next week. The most severe impacts…

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FLASHBACK: The U.S. Has No Defense Against A Russian Nuclear Attack

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 08:24 PM PDT

(Originally Reported In March, 2015) The Obama Administration is proposing that the United States spend about a billion dollars per week in the fiscal year…

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WAR DRUMS: Russia warns citizens to find out where the closest bunkers are

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 07:23 PM PDT

Nuclear war could be imminent as Russia told its citizens to urgently prepare for a devastating radioactive conflict as relations with the West stoop to…

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WAR DRUMS: DEFCON Warning System Has Just Been Raised to DEFCON 3

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 06:15 PM PDT

The DEFCON Warning System Alert status has just been raised to code Yellow. DEFCON 3. Tensions between Russia and the United States have reached levels…

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WAR DRUMS: Royal Air Force Pilots Ordered To Shoot Down “Hostile” Russian Jets Over Syria

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 06:05 PM PDT

As the US officially enters the Yemen military campaign, the UK appears ready and willing to precipiate a catalytic event from which there is no…

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What would happen if US tried to strike Russian-backed targets in Syria

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 05:40 PM PDT

In a bold faced power move, Russia just moved additional missile defense batteries to Syria and issued a thinly veiled threat that it would shoot…

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Israel to Enter “Danger Zone” With Obama’s Final Days of Presidency

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 05:33 PM PDT

Israel faces a unique window of danger from Nov. 9 to Jan. 20: What might President Obama do in his final days in office to…

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WAR DRUMS: Barack Obama Could Take A Major Step Toward War With Russia On Friday

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 05:19 PM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) Because the mainstream media is devoting almost all of their time and energy to covering the Trump and Clinton campaigns, most…

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Christian Speaker Beth Moore Speaks Out Against Donald Trump

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 05:12 PM PDT

Christian speaker Beth Moore is breaking away from fellow evangelical leaders/speakers who stand with Donald Trump, saying she can no longer do so after hearing…

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Green Fireball Seen From Texas to Kentucky

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 02:20 PM PDT

A bright green fireball was so big it disintegrated across the sky from Texas to Kentucky at sunrise on October 12, 2016. The American Meteor…

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Russia completes delivery of S-300 air defense missiles to Iran

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 02:14 PM PDT

Russia has completed the delivery of S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran, RIA news agency quoted Russia’s state arms export agency as saying on…

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High Court Forces Christian Nursing Home to Allow Assisted Suicide

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 11:41 AM PDT

A nursing home in Neuchatel, Switzerland, is being forced to allow the killing of patients in their facility if they express a wish to die….

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Jentezen Franklin, Paula White Join Long List of Pentecostals Outraged Over Clinton’s Anti-Christian Bigotry

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 11:31 AM PDT

As Christian leaders, Catholic and evangelical, we collectively express our outrage at the demeaning and troubling rhetoric used by those within Secretary Clinton’s campaign—and those…

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RUMORS OF WAR: Russian television continues to warn of nuclear war amid US tensions

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 11:23 AM PDT

With diplomatic tensions between Moscow and Washington at their lowest point since the Cold War, one could be forgiven for being alarmed by recent Russian…

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BREAKING NEWS: The UN has decided that Jews have no connection to Jerusalem

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 11:09 AM PDT

The United Nations UNESCO body has passed a resolution put forth by the Palestinians denying all connection between Jews and Jerusalem and the Temple Mount….

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RUMORS OF WAR: Russia tests ‘unrivaled’ new radio-electronic weapon

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 11:04 AM PDT

Russia has developed and successfully tested radio-electronic weapons systems unmatched anywhere in the world, RIA Novosti reports, citing the manufacturer. “Real prototypes of such weapons…

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WAR DRUMS: Iran deploys warships off Yemen coast in response to US Retaliation

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 10:56 AM PDT

Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Thursday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, establishing a military presence in waters off Yemen…

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Hillary May Issue Executive Order on Guns If Elected President

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 10:50 AM PDT

Russ Feingold, the former Democratic senator from Wisconsin who is running again in an attempt to win back his old Senate seat, was recorded at…

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DEVELOPING: Wikileaks Releases Another 2,000 Podesta Emails

Posted: 13 Oct 2016 10:45 AM PDT

Just hours after wikileaks released the 5th part of the Podesta emails dump which in turn came shortly after part 4 which together amounted to…

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This ‘n’ That

  • John MacArthur on the clear light of Scripture.
  • Were America’s Founding Fathers Christian?
  • Well, I suppose if you want to be thrilled to extend your partnership with LifeWay, that’s your business. Just don’t count on getting book shrines bigger than Beth Moore’s.
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable (HT to Elizabeth Prata).
  • Please keep your kids away from those screens!
  • Hey, this is just like what they’re trying to shill to all of us ladies…stickers in our Bible!
    • Part 3 of John MacArthur’s short series, “The Reality of the Resurrection”:

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


Ready to start your new life with God?

Who do you think that I am?

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

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

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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The Great White Throne Judgment and Church Leadership in our day

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

9 “I kept looking
Until thrones were set up,
And the Ancient of Days took His seat;
His vesture was like white snow
And the hair of His head like pure wool.
His throne was ablaze with flames,
Its wheels were a burning fire.
10 “A river of fire was flowing
And coming out from before Him;
Thousands upon thousands were attending Him,
And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him;
The court sat,
And the books were opened. Daniel 7:9-10 (NASB) 

In this post we will study Revelation 20:11-15, however, let us take a moment to reflect on the carnage being wrought upon the visible church in our time by the very men who, by their own positions, should be shepherding the sheep. Instead, they are actually doing the very things to bring about the famine of hearing the Word of God and, hence, spiritual darkness seems…

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