November 7, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Nov. 7, 2016 |

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Janet Reno, whose eight-year tenure as the first female U.S. attorney general was overshadowed by the work of independent counsels to whom she referred investigations of President Bill Clinton and his administration, has died. She was 78.

“Financial markets have priced in any conceivable U.S. election outcome,” German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said.

The FBI’s decision to stick by its finding that Hillary Clinton didn’t commit a crime in her handling of e-mails as secretary of state again roiled the U.S. presidential race and markets, two days before the election. Rival Donald Trump implored his followers to overcome a “rigged system” that he said protected Clinton from prosecution.

A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded on Sunday. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide.

A magnitude 5 earthquake struck Oklahoma on Sunday near the largest U.S. oil storage hub, prompting some pipeline companies to shut down operations at the site as a precaution.

Australia could be stripped of its top credit score by S&P Global Ratings as early as next month if the government’s interim budget review shows further deterioration, according to BlackRock Inc.

Hedge funds are piling into the perceived safety of bullion; increasing their wagers that gold will rally for a second straight week, U.S. government data showed Friday. That marked the first consecutive gain since July as money managers pushed their holdings to a one-month high.

Gold retreated the most in a month as investors speculated Hillary Clinton is moving closer to winning the U.S. presidential election. Prices broke a seven-day rising streak after the FBI decided to stick to its previous view that Clinton’s handling of her e-mails wasn’t a crime.

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Russian government was not involved into an alleged attempt to kill Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, the Kremlin spokesman said on Monday.

With no noted dissents, the Supreme Court on Saturday acted to put back into effect an Arizona law passed earlier this year that makes it a crime, with a potentially heavy fine, for anyone to pick up and deliver another voter’s ballot to a polling place.

The Indian government declared an “emergency situation” in New Delhi on Sunday as air pollution hit dangerous new highs – and residents have the selfies to prove it. City dwellers, meanwhile, took “smog selfies” as they strolled through air so dirty you can taste and smell it.

Nigerian troops on Saturday rescued another of the missing Chibok schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram Islamists, in an operation near the border with Cameroon, a spokesman said. News of the latest rescue came barely a month after 21 other Chibok girls were released by Boko Haram.

The South Carolina kidnapping suspect who allegedly chained a woman in a storage container for two months has reportedly confessed to a 2003 quadruple murder and may have killed three others, according to police.

Building a wall along the U.S. – Mexico border has been a contentious subject in this year’s U.S. presidential election. In parts of California and Arizona, a wall already exists. The border between Mexico and the United States spans some 2,000 miles between San Diego, California and Brownsville, Texas.

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the cancellation on Monday of Philippine’s purchase of some 26,000 assault police rifles from the United States, after U.S. senatorial aides said last month that Washington was halting the sale due to concerns about human rights violations.

A commercial diver may have discovered a lost nuclear bomb off the coast of British Columbia near the Haida Gwaii archipelago. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) believes it could be the “lost nuke” from an American B-36 bomber that crashed in the area in 1950.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces are battling Islamic State militants inside a town north-east of the city of Mosul.

Trade between Colombia and the UK has the potential to grow after Brexit, the country’s president has suggested. Juan Manuel Santos said a new agreement could be better than Colombia’s current free trade deal with the EU.

An India-Pakistan love story has had a happy ending after Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj got the bride her visa. The minister ensured that all 35 members of Ms Bachchani’s family got visas to attend the wedding on Monday.

Scotland – A school in the Highlands has stopped setting homework for its 175 pupils. About 80% of pupils and more than 60% of their parents voted in favor of an end to homework. Instead of homework, the children will be encouraged to read books and comics that interest them and to play.

Suicide bombers have used explosives-laden ambulances to kill at least 21 people and wound many others in the Iraqi cities of Tikrit and Samarra. The so-called Islamic State (IS) group said it had carried out both attacks.

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NATO chiefs, thrown into a panic by fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin might attack the West, are scrambling to put together a force of 300,000 troops which they can put on ‘high alert.’

Just five months after federal health officials asked hospitals and physicians to be on the lookout for an often-fatal, antibiotic-resistant fungus called Candida auris, 13 cases have been reported. It is the first time that the fungus, which is easily misidentified in lab tests as a more common candida yeast infection, has been found in the US, and four of the first seven patients with it have died.


Top News – 11/7/2016

The US votes amid split FBI, dented nat security
At this point, two things are becoming clear: 1. The federal investigation into Clinton’s past in relation to her emails and her improprieties with regard to the Clinton foundation will not end on Nov. 8. 2. The FBI is driven by bitter internal wars; some, but not all, are related to the Clinton case. This was strongly implicit in Comey’s three public appearances in the past five months.

Nato puts 300,000 troops on ‘HIGH ALERT’ amid fears of all out confrontation with Russia
Secretary General of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, said the allied nations are putting hundreds of thousands of troops in a state of high alert in an effort to deter a mounting threat from Moscow. While Nato cut its defence budget and military investment since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has been bolstering its military capabilities, holding parades involving more than 100,000 troops each year.

2 national tracking polls have Trump up
In the Los Angeles Times daily tacking poll, Trump has taken his largest lead yet in the campaign with a 5.6 percent edge – 48.2 to 42.6. In the Investors Business Daily national tracking poll, which has proven to be the most accurate indicator in presidential elections since 2004, Trump has extended his lead over Hillary Clinton, 43 percent to 41 percent.

Israel tell France: We won’t participate in forced peace summit in Paris
Israel clarified to France on Monday that it would not participate in a peace summit that Paris plans to hold by the end of 2016.

Man of African descent attacked in Brussels, has eyes gouged out – local media
The 33-year-old, whose name has not been disclosed, was found with his face covered in blood lying in the street in Brussels’ Ixelles neighborhood at around 3am on Sunday…The media has reported that this type of violence is unprecedented in Belgium’s capital.

Virginia Gov. Pardons 60,000 Felons, Enough To Swing Election
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted voting rights to as many as 60,000 convicted felons just in time for them to register to vote, nearly five times more than previously reported and enough to win the state for his long-time friend, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Historic Paris Agreement comes into force
“This is the first time all nations have agreed to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a common legal footing”, Mrs Bennett says. “The speed at which the Paris Agreement has come into force is unprecedented and underlines the urgency needed to make significant and sustainable changes…

Tornado Strikes Near Rome, Italy, Killing Two, Injuring Dozens
A tornado struck near Rome, Italy, Sunday, killing at least two and injuring dozens. According to Corriere della Sera, a 25-year-old man was killed in the city of Ladispoli, a coastal town north of the capital, when a cornice fell from a building and struck him on the head. The tornado that struck around 6 p.m. local time also claimed the life of a 74-year-old man in Cesano, near Lake Bracciano.

‘CANYON OF FIRE’ OPENS, SPITS A CME TOWARD EARTH
Yesterday, Nov. 5th, a filament of magnetism in the sun’s northern hemisphere became unstable and erupted. The blast split the sun’s atmosphere, hurling a CME into space and creating a “canyon of fire,”. Fragments of the exploding filament formed the core of a CME that raced away from the sun faster than a million mph: movie. NOAA analysts have modeled the trajectory of the CME and concluded that it will probably strike Earth’s magnetic field on Nov. 8th.

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes central Oklahoma
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma, causing damage to some structures. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake struck at 7:44 p.m. Central time, with an epicenter located one mile west of Cushing, about 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The USGS initially stated it was a magnitude 5.3 earthquake but lowered that rating to 5.0.

California secession group to hold meet-up at State Capitol
An organization hoping to facilitate the secession of California from the Union is holding a meet and greet on the Capitol steps in Sacramento next Wednesday, November 9, 2016, or, the day after the presidential election. The Yes California Independence Campaign, which is based in San Diego, is aiming to qualify a citizen’s initiative in 2018 to get a referendum for secession on the ballot in 2019. They’ll be in Sacramento to garner support for their initiative.

‘GAY UNIONS CAUSED KILLER QUAKE’ Italian priest blames earthquakes that have killed hundreds and left tens of thousands homeless on gay unions
AN Italian priest has branded recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, as ‘divine punishment’ for gay civil unions.

Vatican Warns Of “Path Of Bloodshed” In Venezuela If Talks With Anti-Maduro Political Leaders Fail
A few weeks ago we warned that Venezuela was on the verge of revolution after Maduro took steps to block a recall referendum that many thought would have resulted in his ouster. In response, Maduro’s political opposition urged Venezuelans to take to the streets to protest the move which they say was tantamount to a coup. Here’s what we wrote before:

FBI: No charges for Clinton over newly discovered emails
FBI Director James Comey informed key lawmakers on Sunday that he still does not believe that Hillary Clinton should face criminal prosecution over her use of private email servers during her time as secretary of state. Comey said his conclusion came after FBI agents reviewed all of the newly discovered messages to or from Clinton found on electronic devices that belonged to her top aide’s estranged husband, disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner.

Earthquake Hits Oklahoma; Damage Reported
An earthquake rattled central Oklahoma tonight, reportedly damaging multiple buildings in Cushing, about 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, and felt as far away as Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit at 7:44 p.m. The USGS initially measured the quake at 5.3 magnitude, but later revised the measure to 5.0.


I Just Lost All Faith In Our Deeply Corrupt Legal System And In The Rule Of Law In The United States

hillary-clinton-photo-by-nathania-johnsonThe FBI just gave Hillary Clinton the biggest gift in the history of presidential politics. Two days before the election the FBI has announced that they are ending their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. After reviewing the emails that were found on electronic devices owned by Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress telling them that “we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.” That means that there will be no indictment, and the path is now clear for Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States on Tuesday unless an election miracle happens. (Read More…)


President Obama Encourages Illegal Migrants to Vote – Promises No Repercussions (VIDEO)

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The Briefing 11-07-16

After enduring toxic, 600-day presidential race, Americans go to the polls tomorrow

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November 7, 2016
This election, ‘electors’ are at liberty to act as ‘the nation’s search committee’

ALAN KEYES — This past July, I read an article by Lisa Bloom entitled “Why the New Child Rape Case Filed Against Trump Should Not Be Ignored.” It came to my mind recently when I saw the headline “Woman Claiming Trump Rape at 13 Releases video.” I watched the video and read the linked Independent Journal Review article by Kayla Brandon, reporting its release…. (more)


November 7, 2016
JOHN FUND — If you think our marathon election season will end on Tuesday, you might be wrong. “Margin of litigation” is a phrase we might hear a lot after Tuesday if the presidential election is close in one or more states. It refers to the number of votes by which a candidate must win in order to prevent litigation – – and delays – – before a result is final. Both parties will have armies of lawyers deployed on Election Night looking for irregularities and opportunities to go to court…. (more)

November 7, 2016

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — FBI Director James Comey wrote in a letter to members of Congress on Sunday that the FBI has not changed its position on Hillary Clinton’s fate since its announcement in July that her “extreme carelessness” with classified information did not warrant criminal charges…. (more)


November 7, 2016
NEWSMAX — Donald Trump’s aides have taken control of his Twitter account days before Tuesday’s election, according to The New York Times. “I’m on message,” Trump told The Times. “I’m not playing around.”… (more)

November 7, 2016
NEWSMAX — ISIS has called for attacks on American voters on Election Day – – and for U.S. Muslims not to cast a vote, a cyber security news and terrorist monitoring group has warned…. (more)

November 7, 2016
DAILY SIGNAL — The long-term costs to taxpayers of immigrants and their descendants are detailed in a new report from the National Academy of Sciences. The findings in the report indicate that if amnesty for illegal immigrants were enacted, the government would have to raise taxes immediately by $1.29 trillion and put that sum into a high-yield bank account to cover future fiscal losses generated by the amnesty recipients and their children…. (more)

November 6, 2016
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER — Rule of thumb for a presidential campaign where the two candidates have the highest unfavorable ratings in the history of polling: If you’re the center of attention, you’re losing. As Election Day approaches, Hillary Clinton cannot shake the spotlight. She is still ahead in the polls, but you know she’s slipping when she shows up at a Florida campaign event with a week to go accompanied by the former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado…. (more)

November 6, 2016
ELIANA JOHNSON — In 1968, Vice President Hubert Humphrey became the Democratic presidential nominee without winning a single primary, when Party delegates snatched the nomination from Minnesota’s anti-war senator, Eugene McCarthy, whom they considered a sure loser in a general election against Richard Nixon. The resulting riots, and Nixon’s subsequent landslide victory in the electoral college, prompted Democrats to enact a series of reforms that diminished both parties’ roles in the nominating process…. (more)

November 6, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — With no debates to parody and new scandals emerging for the Hillary Clinton camp mere days before Election Day, “Saturday Night Live” initially stuck close to its traditional political cold open, before turning into a PSA to urge viewers to vote on Nov. 8…. (more)

November 6, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Secret Service agents rushed Donald Trump off the stage at a Nevada rally Saturday night after a disturbance below him in the audience. In a statement, the Secret Service said the scare was started when an “unidentified individual” shouted “gun,” but that a “thorough search” turned up no weapon, reported CNN…. (more)

November 6, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — A Washington State Democratic presidential elector says he won’t vote for Hillary Clinton even if she wins as expected the state’s popular vote. Robert Satiacum, a member of the Pullayup Tribe who had supported Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary, said Friday he cannot bring himself to cast his Electoral College vote for Mrs. Clinton…. (more)

November 6, 2016
NEWSMAX — One of Hillary Clinton’s high level aides wrote that she wanted to “bust in” and “get Huma [Abedin] the hell out of there” when Abedin’s husband Anothony Weiner was embroiled in his first sexting scandal in 2011, according to The Associated Press…. (more)

November 6, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal’s Devlin Barrett published another eye-opening report about the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation. It elaborates on the pitched battle between FBI agents who believe they are building a strong case and Justice Department prosecutors who have thrown cold water on it, erecting roadblocks that have made the agents’ work much more difficult…. (more)

November 6, 2016
PAUL BREMMER — When you hear the cries of the helpless, will you stop to lend aid, or will you just sing a little louder to drown them out? That is the question confronting viewers of the powerful new short film “Sing a Little Louder.”… (more)

November 6, 2016
BOB UNRUH — There’s a plan under way, aided by Muslims, illegal aliens, unions and Democrats, that would create a permanent “progressive” majority in America, turning the nation into a one-party-rule country that never again would choose a conservative path…. (more)

November 6, 2016
NEWSMAX — Behind the cheerful spin the Labor Department and government talking heads put on the official monthly jobs data is a sobering reality: a more-realistic unemployment rate is probably closer to 10 percent and a wide swatch of the American public remains out of work…. (more)

November 6, 2016
WALTER WILLIAMS — If a person wants to go into business as a taxicab owner, what requirements should be imposed to protect the public? The prospective taxicab owner should show that he is honest and can operate a vehicle safely. His vehicle should pass a safety inspection, and he should have a liability insurance policy. Some cities require the purchase of an existing license, sometimes called a medallion…. (more)

November 5, 2016

WES VERNON — With all the e-mails, leaked documents, and illegalities of many kinds showering down on Americans in the final stretch of arguably the most upside down presidential election in America’s history, it is not surprising that we are becoming acquainted with more characters occupying the “woodwork” of the Clinton Crime Family…. (more)


November 5, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — It was a different guy in each neighborhood, but there was always that guy. He would knock on our door, and offer to do odd jobs for money. Sometimes he would borrow money. Often he wouldn’t do the work, and he’d offer some excuse. Whatever he told you, you simply knew you couldn’t trust him – – and everyone around him knew that he was up to something…. (more)

November 4, 2016

CLIFF KINCAID — One of the biggest jokes of the presidential campaign is that the WikiLeaks disclosures prove that Vladimir Putin favors Donald J. Trump for U.S. president. I’m not naive about Russia. I co-authored Back from the Dead: The Return of the Evil Empire, about a resurgent Russia. I believe there are Russian links to global Islamic terrorism. They also target the U.S. for propaganda and disinformation operations…. (more)


November 4, 2016
PHILIP KLEIN — Though I’ve spent the election year articulating why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both unacceptable choices to be president, at various times I’ve been attacked for secretly supporting both of them…. (more)

November 3, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — I am a Catholic, pro-life, libertarian populist, conservative who votes in Maryland. I consider it the least interesting part of politics to choose which of these politicians is the least objectionable candidate. I think reporting on them and putting their views and records in context is more interesting and important. But I love voting. I also believe in transparency, so here I will explain my vote…. (more)

November 3, 2016

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — FBI agents felt as though the Justice Department tried to block them from investigating multiple allegations of wrongdoing and corruption against Hillary Clinton over the past year…. (more)


November 3, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Hillary Clinton has received more than $275,000 from more than 1,600 employees at the Justice Department this year, federal donor records reveal, and exceeded the number who contributed to Donald Trump by a factor of almost 40…. (more)

November 3, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The Washington Post editorial board said Democrats and others accusing FBI Director James Comey of deliberately trying to swing the election in Donald Trump’s favor are discrediting themselves…. (more)

Top Headlines – 11/7/2016

  • FBI boost for Hillary as tight race hits final day (Read More)
  • Risk plays roar back as Clinton’s prospects brighten (Read More)
  • Stocks, Dollar Rally After FBI Finds No New Evidence to Charge Clinton (Read More)
  • Don’t Worry When the Stock Market Goes Crazy After Election (Read More)
  • Republicans, Democrats vie for control of Congress on Tuesday (Read More)
  • The Bond Market Is at an Epic Turning Point (Read More)
  • China Ousts Finance Minister in Surprise Reshuffle (Read More)
  • Swedish prosecutor says Assange interview set for November 14 (Read More)
  • Pimco’s Strategy for Life After Gross: Go Beyond ‘Bonds and Burgers’ (Read More)
  • Tesco Bank Halts Web Trades as Money Taken From 20,000 Accounts (Read More)
  • New Discovery Broadens VW Emissions-Cheating Crisis (Read More)
  • China Flexes Legal Muscle to Quash Hong Kong Independence Calls (Read More)
  • China Weighs Giving Wall Street Investment Banks Greater Mainland Access (Read More)
  • Islamic State deploys car bombs in new Syria battle (Read More)
  • Philadelphia transit strike to end before election day (Read More)
  • EU reconsiders financial market access rules (Read More)
  • Thousands march through Moscow for WW2 parade anniversary (Read More)
  • Hong Kong lawmakers barred by Beijing from office (Read More)

French diplomat: We’ll move forward on our peace initiative by year’s end

Netanyahu: Either candidate will maintain US peace policy

Netanyahu: We expect next US president to back direct peace talks

Netanyahu appeals for US to not seek UN move on Palestinians

In UNESCO, Palestinians claim ownership of Dead Sea Scrolls

Senior MK says he’ll bring up UNESCO vote with Russians

Russia PM: ‘We never denied Israel’s right to Jerusalem, Temple Mount’

PA, Israeli forces foil bomb attack near Hebron

Gazan fisherman indicted for smuggling to Hamas

ISIS to US Muslims: Don’t vote, spill blood

ISIS deployed drones with chemical gas to defend positions in Mosul: official

IS oil wells set on fire as Iraqi troops approach Mosul

Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS ‘capital’ Raqqa

US seeks Turkish backing for Kurdish-led operation in Raqqa

Suicide Bombers In Ambulance Kill At Least 21 People In Iraq

At least 6 kids dead in attack on kindergarten near Damascus

Displaced Syrians fear return, marking a demographic shift

Erdogan accuses of Europe of abetting terrorism amid crackdown on Kurdish groups

Far-right protesters march in Berlin, demand Merkel ouster

UK military intelligence issues warning over Russian supertank threat

November Surprise: How Markets Are Playing the Risk of Another Brexit

Brexit: Theresa May insists government ‘getting on with it’

UK PM May promises EU exit ‘in full’ despite legal challenge

UK police arrest nearly 50 at Anonymous protest in London

Vatican Warns Of “Path Of Bloodshed” In Venezuela If Talks With Anti-Maduro Political Leaders Fail

Dollar jumps as FBI decision gives Clinton eleventh hour boost

Election-inspired stock market volatility is overblown

Clinton directed her maid to print out classified materials

FBI’s Comey tells Congress email review completed, decision not to prosecute Clinton stands

For FBI, email investigation yields little but criticism

Gingrich: Comey caved to political pressure

Trump: ‘Now it’s up to the American people to deliver justice’

Demonstrators Vandalize FBI Building, Trump Hotel in DC: Police

Secret Service rushes Donald Trump offstage at rally

Trump aides block nominee from Twitter to protect campaign – report

Donald Trump says Somali migrants are ‘disaster’ for Minnesota

Obama’s Kenyan clan puts curse on half-brother who backs Trump

Chelsea’s husband allegedly used foundation ties to boost hedge fund

Clinton aide says Foundation paid for Chelsea’s wedding, WikiLeaks emails show

The Clinton Foundation’s $20 million off-the-books mystery

Clinton Foundation admits it didn’t notify State Department of $1 million Qatar gift

Clinton Foundation Admits It Broke The Law In Leaked “Smoking Gun” Memo

Final reckoning approaches for Obama’s high court nominee

Man walking near White House with firearm prompts lockdown

Single Mom Faces Jail Time After Participating in Facebook Food Group

CSIS under scrutiny for programme that illegally kept metadata

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattles central Oklahoma

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Nago, Japan

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

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Ulawun volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts to 10,000ft

Delhi smog: Schools closed for three days as pollution worsens

Obamacare premium hikes could push swing state voters to Donald Trump, Republicans

Obamacare Victims Revolt: ‘We Don’t have that Kind of Money’

Anti-abortion Poland offers payments for disabled newborns

Christian couple blocked from adoption amid ‘gay parents’ row

Battle over sale of Victorian sex cult church

Dr. Peter Jones – November 8th: Spiritual Warfare

Wikileaks: Hillary’s Campaign Manager Involved in “Spirit Cooking” Dinners and Cult Activity

Mike Oppenheimer – On Those who claim to have trips to Heaven

LifeWay Resources (SBC) Stops Selling Same-Sex Marriage Promoter Jen Hatmaker . . . But LifeWay Still Not Seeing the Big Picture

Millennials Agree With Marx More Than the Bible, Study Finds

Ex – youth pastor pleads guilty to sexually assaulting church parishioners

Pope Francis Proposes New Beatitude – to See God in Every Person

Researchers claim that humans have souls which can live on after death

Islamists March in Jakarta, Demanding Christian Governor Be Jailed

Evangelical General Billy Graham turns 98 Today

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 06:02 AM PST

Billy Graham will turn 98 on Monday. In Charlotte, the Billy Graham Library will have complimentary cake for guests. They’ll also be able to sign…

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Polar Vortex set to bring coldest winter In 35 Years To Britain

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:57 AM PST

Britain is about to be plunged into its biggest deep freeze for 35 years as icy winds powered by the polar vortex sweep in from…

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Christians in Over 100 Countries Observe International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:47 AM PST

Christians in over 100 countries observed the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Sunday by joining together to intercede for those who…

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Prophetic Dream Serves as Wake-Up Call for Believers

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:41 AM PST

(By John Burton) In a fraction of a moment my overwhelming sense of peace and safety and relaxation turned to the most gripping terror I…

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How God Uses His Angels for Deliverance

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:39 AM PST

(By Jared Laskey) The ministry of angels is evident throughout Scripture, which says angels are “ministering spirits sent out to minister to those who will…

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Powerful geomagnetic storm cracks Earth’s magnetosphere

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:35 AM PST

Earth’s magnetosphere was briefly cracked after a powerful geomagnetic storm propagated from the sun last year. The blast was registered in June 2015 after a…

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350 seals, 2500 birds and thousands of fish die around the world and nobody knows why

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:32 AM PST

Within the last 2 days, 350 seals, 2500 birds and thousands of fish died around the world. And the worst is that nobody knows why!…

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Floods kill 15 in Vietnam, thousands evacuated

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:27 AM PST

Floods in Vietnam’s central, central highland and southern provinces have left 15 people dead and six missing and displaced thousands, the Department of Natural Disaster…

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Two-Headed sharks appearing at alarming rates

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:17 AM PST

Two-headed sharks sound like a monster ripped straight out of a B-list horror movie, but scientists are increasingly finding more of them worldwide. Some have…

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Two Small Earthquakes Rattle New Jersey

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:12 AM PST

Although they went largely undetected by most New Jerseyans, things got a little shaky Sunday morning as two small earthquakes rattled parts of the Garden…

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NATO puts 300,000 troops on ‘high alert’ in readiness for a confrontation with Russia, Fears grow Putin preparing to attack West

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:08 AM PST

Nato chiefs, thrown into a panic by fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin might attack the West, are scrambling to put together a force of…

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5.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Oklahoma, surrounding states

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 06:14 PM PST

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook Oklahoma and surrounding states Sunday evening around 7:50 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Oklahoma’s largest recorded earthquake was…

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Sweden Opens First Cemetery Free of Religious Symbols to Cater to Atheists

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 01:39 PM PST

Sweden has opened its first neutral cemetery, free of any religious symbols, to cater to the country’s large number of atheists. The founder of the…

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California School Board Votes to Place Limits on Christian Prayer, Bible Citations During Public Meetings

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 01:29 PM PST

A school board in California has voted to place limits on when and how Christianity may be discussed during public meetings. The move by the…

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Govt Hackers Threaten Election Intervention Over ‘Russia’ Suspicions

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 01:15 PM PST

In an unprecedented turn of events, the United States government is warning that it will launch cyber attacks if the government suspects Russian involvement in…

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ISIS Calls For ‘Slaughter Of Americans’ On Election Day…

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 01:10 PM PST

ISIS has called for the “slaughter’ of Americans voting in Tuesday’s Presidential election. The terror group has called on its followers to attack voters in…

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WALKS FREE! Review of new emails doesn’t change conclusion on Clinton

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 01:04 PM PST

FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday the agency hasn’t changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of…

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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

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


This is the Gospel:

Friend, God is holy. There is a God in heaven who has created you and me, and He is the authority over both of us. He is perfectly holy. “In Him is Light, and there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). And the problem with that is that if we want to have fellowship with God, we have to be light and no darkness at all. And yet here’s the problem: we are darkness. We are sinful. We’ve all broken His law. We’ve all lied, stolen, we’ve all looked with lust, we’ve all been angry with our brothers in our hearts. We’ve all fallen short of the glorious standard of perfection that God requires (Rom 3:23). And there’s nothing we can do about it. No amount of works, no amount of contrition, no amount of bad feelings, no amount of church attendance, no amount of Bible reading, no amount of evangelism can earn forgiveness of our sins and the righteousness which God requires (Titus 3:5; cf. Isa 64:6).

And yet God is gracious, and He loves us, and as His creatures He wants to display His glory in us by rescuing us from that. And so He sent His Son—God in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ—to be born as a helpless little baby (John 1:14; 3:16; Col 2:9). God of the universe, Sustainer of the universe, Himself being sustained in the womb of a teenage Hebrew girl, and upholding the world by the word of His power (Heb 1:3) while He is upheld by the nutrients from her own body! Unspeakable! And in great humility, He grows up with the growing pains of life in a fallen world, though He Himself never being with any sin—without sin entirely (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26). And He lives a perfectly righteous life. The way that you and I have failed to live before God—the way that we have failed in thought, word, and deed, and fallen short of God’s glory—Christ never did. Not even a thought. He loved God, His Father, perfectly. He always walked in perfect righteousness. He lived the life that you were commanded to live, that I was commanded to live, that we failed to live. He lived that perfect life that God is worthy of.

And not only did He live for us, He died for us. He went to the cross. Our sin demanded death. Our sin demanded eternal punishment. Our sin demanded wrath—just wrath exercised on us for eternity (Rom 6:23). But because of the infinite worth of Christ’s person, He was on that cross. And on that cross, God exercised upon Him the full fury of His own anger (Rom 3:24–26; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:10–14), that was rightly due to me and rightly due to you, and that you will experience if you don’t turn from your sin and trust in this Messiah. Christ was born, lived, died, and was raised (1 Cor 15:3–4). And He rose from the grave after being dead, demonstrating His victory over sin and death.

And now God promises that if you turn from your sin, if you repudiate all that you are and all that you were and all that you love, and you turn away from a life of pursuing sin—and if you repudiate not only your bad works but your good works, if you turn from trying to earn your salvation by all the good deeds that you might want to do as a moral person—if you turn away from all of that (Acts 17:30–31), and you trust in Christ alone for righteousness (Phil 3:7–8; cf. Rom 3:28; 10:4), God promises that He will forgive you. He will have treated Christ on the cross as if Christ lived your life. And He will then treat you, justly and legally and righteously, as if you lived Christ’s perfect life of righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). And you can be saved to know the God you were created to love and enjoy. You can have the fullness of joy, the eternal pleasures that are at the Father’s right hand in heaven (Ps 16:11), and begin even now, because eternal life is to know God (John 17:3).

Friend, would you repent? Would you turn from your sin and trust in this perfect Savior to avail for you before God, to pay for your sin and to provide your righteousness?


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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