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March 1, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report

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Top News – 3/1/2017

NASA Data Show California’s San Joaquin Valley Still Sinking
Since the 1920s, excessive pumping of groundwater at thousands of wells in California’s San Joaquin Valley has caused land in sections of the valley to subside, or sink, by as much as 28 feet (8.5 meters).

Franklin Graham: Supporting Planned Parenthood is Like ‘Raising Money to Fund a Nazi Death Camp’
Graham’s words came in response to the news that Barbara Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, would be delivering the keynote address at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser.

President ‘doing something right’ if critics resort to magic
A showdown last week that saw witches attempting to cast a spell on President Trump and Christians praying for his defense apparently is just the beginning of an ongoing spiritual battle.

The Public Should Have a Say in Allowing Modification of Our Germline Genetic Code
the report appears to exclude the public from participation and concludes that “clinical trials using heritable germline genome editing should be permitted.” They should not—not without public discussion and a more conscious evaluation of how this impacts social standing, stigma and identity, ethics that scientists often tend to cite pro forma and then swiftly scuttle.

ISIS Destruction of Jonah’s Tomb Incredibly Reveals Ancient Palace of Biblical King Sennacherib
The palace of the Biblical King Sennacherib, long buried underneath the tomb of the prophet Jonah in the Biblical city of Nineveh, has incredibly been discovered by Iraqi archaeologists as a result of efforts by the Islamic State (ISIS) to destroy the site and loot its priceless antiquities.

Republican Senators Reintroduce Bill to Cut US Funding to Palestinian Authority
A group of leading Republican senators reintroduced legislation Tuesday seeking to cut off all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if the PA continues its policy of paying monetary rewards to terrorists.

Media Praise For President Trump’s First Address To Congress Rolls In
One of the best speeches in that setting I’ve ever heard any president give,” Chris Wallace said on Fox News. “The President of the United States, delivering an important, powerful speech,” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer noted. “His tone clearly different than the speech he delivered at the inauguration. The President going through a whole range of issues.” “This was probably, without a doubt, one of his best speeches that I’ve ever heard,” Anderson Cooper added.

Trump pitches 37 percent cut to State Department budget
The Trump administration is proposing a 37 percent spending cut for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), according to multiple reports.

5.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan; tremors felt in Kashmir
An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 jolted northern Pakistan on Tuesday evening. However, no casualties or property damages have been reported so far.

ISIS attacks on Sinai Christians pose challenge to Sisi
At the Mary Jirjis Church in Ismailia Egypt, Mervat Jirjis describes how her family recently fled their home in the northern Sinai town of El Arish after her husband received a threat to leave immediately or be slaughtered…Jirjis is one of hundreds of Coptic Christians forced to flee their homes in El Arish due to ISIS attacks. They have become the region’s newest group of displaced persons.

Murderer Tanveer Ahmed inspires Pakistani hardliners from Scottish jail
When Tanveer Ahmed was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in jail for murder last August, Judge Lady Rae said he had committed a “brutal, barbaric and horrific crime”. Ahmed stabbed to death Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah – who belonged to the persecuted Ahmadi sect – because he believed he was committing blasphemy by uploading online videos in which he claimed to be a prophet.

Nicaragua woman burnt on a fire in exorcism ritual
A young woman in an isolated part of Nicaragua has died a week after being tied up and allegedly thrown on a fire in an exorcism ritual. Family members told local media that Vilma Trujillo had been attacked by four people led by a man who said he was an evangelical pastor. Juan Rocha denied burning Mrs Trujillo, saying evil spirits had suspended her above the fire and then dropped her.

Islam Set To Overtake Christianity As Most Popular Religion
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and will overtake Christianity as the most popular before the end of this century, according to an analysis of religious surveys published Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. With 1.6 billion, Muslims made up 23 percent of the world’s population, according to a 2010 Pew estimate. That figure was still some way short of the 2.2 billion Christians which comprised 31 percent of the population.

Amazon cloud storage failure causes widespread outages
Amazon’s cloud-hosting service Amazon Web Services is experiencing problems in its eastern U.S. region, causing widespread problems for websites and apps. Amazon’s service site states that its customers are experiencing “increased error rates” and notes that it is working on the problem. Affected sites including Trello, Scribd and IFTTT appear to be down. The Associated Press’ own photos, webfeeds and other online services are affected.

South Korea, U.S. begin large-scale annual drills amid North Korea tension
South Korean and U.S. troops began large-scale joint military exercise on Wednesday conducted annually to test their defense readiness against the threat from North Korea, which routinely characterizes the drills as preparation for war against it. The exercise, called Foal Eagle, comes amid heightened tension following the latest test launch of a ballistic missile by the North on Feb. 12 and in the past prompted threats by Pyongyang to launch military action in retaliation.

U.S. seeks end to U.N. rights council’s ‘obsession’ with Israel
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is reviewing its participation in the U.N. Human Rights Council, seeking reform of its agenda and an end to its “obsession with Israel”, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. Washington has long argued that the Geneva forum unfairly focuses on Israel’s alleged violations of human rights, including war crimes against Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief to discuss Iran deal with Trump officials
The chief of the U.N. atomic watchdog will hold talks on Iran’s nuclear deal on Thursday for the first time with senior officials from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has branded it “the worst deal ever negotiated”. The 2015 deal between Tehran and major powers places restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Tax Strike? IRS Has Received 13% Fewer Returns This Year
As of the end of last week, the Internal Revenue Service had received 13.3% fewer tax returns from individual filers than last year (42.5 million versus 49.0 million).  Moreover, visits to the IRS.gov website are down 16.2%.  All this has put a crimp in tax refunds, which are down 14.4% versus last year ($103 billion versus $121 billion).


Face-biter said he fled demon-like figure before killings

A Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple in their garage and chewing on the dead man’s face told television psychologist Phil McGraw he was fleeing a demon-like figure named Daniel and only had a vague recollection of the slayings.

NY Teamsters Pension Becomes First To Run Out Of Money As Expert Warns “Pension Tsunami” Is Coming
“This is a quiet crisis, but it’s very real. There are currently 200 other plans on track for insolvency – that’s going to affect anywhere from 1.5 to 2 million people.  The prognosis is bleak minus some new legislative help. Municipal and state plans are the next to go down – that’s a pension tsunami that’s coming.”

Obamas To Make Over $60 Million From Book Deal
Several publishers are outbidding each other in a blockbuster auction for the global rights to two books by Barack and Michelle Obama, where the latest bid has surpassed a record $60 million for presidential memoirs.

Russian vetoes of UN resolutions on Syria
Russia has now blocked seven UN resolutions regarding Syria since unrest erupted there in 2011, almost always with support from China. Moscow is an unconditional supporter of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Damascus, and its latest veto adds to the six previous ones listed below.

1 dead as tornado hits Ottawa during repeated rounds of severe storms
One person was confirmed dead in Ottawa in north-central Illinois after a tornado touched down there, part of a weather system that produced severe weather across the northern part of the state Tuessday night, according to the National Weather Service.


February 28, 2017
WES VERNON — In selecting Tom Perez to head the Democrat National Committee, anti-American leftists have chosen the man to keep the fight going full-speed in their effort to make their capture of the Democrat Party complete…. (more)

February 28, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — Bill Gates was recently quoted as saying that bioterrorism could kill more people than nuclear war, but that Western governments are not ready to deal with it. The situation may be worse than he thinks. What news stories about his remarks at the Munich Security Conference did not explain is that the FBI has still failed to resolve the question of who carried out the post-9/11 anthrax attacks on America…. (more)

February 27, 2017
NEWSMAX — Three high-profile Republican senators said Monday night they want to see a full repeal and replace of Obamacare, not merely a fix. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, and Rand Paul of Kentucky said on their individual Twitter accounts they’d like the 2010 Affordable Care Act wiped from the books so a replacement law can be put in its place…. (more)

February 27, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The leader of the conservative Freedom Caucus won’t vote for an Obamacare repeal bill that includes refundable tax credits, a key part of potential legislation to gut the law…. (more)

February 27, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Houston, we have a (bigger) problem. Although it received little attention, this week total federal debt surpassed an incredible $20 trillion. To put that in perspective, that’s larger than the entire economies of China, Japan, and Germany combined…. (more)

February 27, 2017
JOHN FUND — The election of a new chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday was clearly an inside-baseball affair. Only 17 percent of Democratic voters had even heard it was happening, according to a new Morning Consult poll… (more)


February 27, 2017
NEWSMAX — One of former President George W. Bush’s daughters will give the keynote speech at a fundraiser for abortion provider Planned Parenthood next week…. (more)

February 26, 2017
CHERYL CHUMLEY — Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of the humanitarian aid mission Samaritan’s Purse and one of the world’s best-known Christian leaders, slammed an upcoming Planned Parenthood fundraiser that will be keynoted by former President George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara, as akin to raising money for the Nazis during World War II…. (more)

February 26, 2017
GREG COROMBOS — Social conservatives and proponents of federalism are cheering the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Obama policy requiring public schools to open their showers, lockers and restrooms to transgender students and personnel according to their gender identity, but the fight is far from over…. (more)

February 26, 2017
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — No sooner had Robert M. Gill received his get-out-of-jail-free card than he was back at it again. One of a record 1,715 felons to have their lengthy jail sentences commuted by President Barack Obama, Gill celebrated his dumb luck – – sudden release from his life-imprisonment term for a major narcotics-trafficking conviction – – by attempting to sell two pounds of cocaine. He was captured by Texas police after a violent collision at the end of a high-speed chase…. (more)

February 26, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — While the message from Atlanta following former Labor Secretary Tom Perez’s ascension to chairman of the Democratic National Committee was one of unity, some progressives didn’t quite get the memo…. (more)

February 25, 2017
BIZPAC REVIEW — The American College of Pediatricians issued a statement this week condemning gender reclassification in children by stating that transgenderism in children amounts to child abuse. “The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – – not ideology – – determine reality.”… (more)

February 25, 2017
NEWSMAX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect “a great wall” along the 2,000-mile border…. (more)


February 25, 2017
BOB UNRUH — After he already warned federal regulators to be prepared to eliminate two regulations for every new one they propose, President Trump on Friday launched a full-scale hunt to identify and remove unneeded federal rules and requirements that hinder business…. (more)

February 25, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump on Friday signed another executive order aimed at reducing federal regulations, this time directing all government agencies to form a “regulatory reform task force” that will identify unneeded red tape and remove it. In brief comments in the Oval Office, the president said each task force will report back to the White House “every once in a while” with their findings…. (more)

February 25, 2017
JOSEPH FARAH — Are you excited about the sweeping changes being directed from the top in Washington? Did you ever think you would live to see the day a president threw the speeding “progressive” juggernaut into a hard reverse?… (more)

February 25, 2017
NEWSMAX — Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton vowed Friday that he would work to “ensure that America after long years of drift and defeat returns to a conservative foreign policy” that is based on American exceptionalism in “an often hostile world.”… (more)

February 25, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, pledged Friday that his organization will have President Trump’s back “for the next eight years.” “Folks, the media said we were [re]arranging deck chairs on the Titanic by backing Trump,” Mr. LaPierre told attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. “But we’re still standing, and we’re still here, and we [have] got President Trump’s back.”… (more)

February 25, 2017
NEW YORK TIMES — ATLANTA – – Former Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday, narrowly defeating Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota to take the helm of a still-divided party stunned by President Trump’s victory but hopeful that it can ride the backlash against his presidency to revival…. (more)


February 25, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Iraqi forces and U.S. coalition troops are no longer burdened by strict rules of engagement, which some say have turned firepower requests into bureaucratic nightmares…. (more)

February 23, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — “It is preposterous to believe that the Russians had any effect on the outcome of voting in this country,” said Rush Limbaugh on “Fox News Sunday.” Nevertheless, Republican-led congressional committees have already been stampeded into opening investigations into whether President Trump was Russia’s candidate in the 2016 presidential election…. (more)

February 22, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Trump administration revoked an Obama-era mandate compelling public schools nationwide to permit restroom and locker room access on the basis of gender identity – – a move that could have significant ramifications for a case before the Supreme Court concerning transgender rights…. (more)


February 22, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has been burned once again by the scheduled appearance of a so-called gay conservative. This time his name is Milo Yiannopoulos. Back in 2010, I wrote an article titled “The Gay Infiltration of the Conservative Movement” about a similar controversy…. (more)

February 22, 2017
CNSNEWS — In a warning about the sinfulness of gay sex and the deceit in calling such acts “love,” Christian preacher Franklin Graham criticized a new Ad Council commercial filmed at the 2017 Pro Bowl and explained that the “NFL is trying to push homosexuality through” the pro-same-sex ad…. (more)

February 22, 2017
LIFE SITE NEWS — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to use his platform to build a worldwide “inclusive community.” However, a Christian ‘vlogger’ found out there appears to be no room in it for her as long as she quotes Bible passages about homosexuality…. (more)


March 2017: The End Of A 100 Year Global Debt Super Cycle Is Way Overdue

Global Debt Super Cycle - Public DomainFor more than 100 years global debt levels have been rising, and now we are potentially facing the greatest debt crisis in all of human history.  Never before have we seen such a level of debt saturation all over the planet, and pretty much everyone understands that this is going to end very, very badly at some point.  The only real question is when it will happen.  Many believe that the current global debt super cycle began when the Federal Reserve was established in 1913.  Central banks are designed to create debt, and since 1913 the U.S. national debt has gotten more than 6800 times larger.  But of course it is not just the United States that is in this sort of predicament.  At this point more than 99 percent of the population of the entire planet lives in a nation that has a debt-creating central bank, and as a result the whole world is drowning in debt. (Read More…)


Top Headlines – 3/1/2017

  • Stocks Jump as Investors Eye March Rate Increase, Trump Speech (Read More)
  • A softer side of Trump (Read More)
  • Trump’s Softer Tone Masks Hard Road Ahead for Agenda in Congress (Read More)
  • President Asks Lawmakers to Unite Behind His Agenda (Read More)
  • Left Out of Trump’s Big Speech, Russia Wonders What It Means (Read More)
  • EU to Reject Trump’s Protectionism at Summit, Draft Shows (Read More)
  • France’s Fillon stays in presidential race despite deepening legal probe (Read More)
  • Oil inches up as OPEC sticks to output pledges (Read More)
  • Investors Clamor for U.S. Corporate Bonds as Issuers Back Away (Read More)
  • Snap, on Cusp of IPO, Looks Set for Strong Debut (Read More)
  • A Delivery Man Just Became One of the Richest People in China (Read More)
  • Foxconn Is Bidding for Toshiba’s Chip Business (Read More)
  • UK PM May faces House of Lords defeat over post-Brexit rights of EU nationals (Read More)
  • Ex-CIA spy held in Portugal over kidnap avoids extradition, will be freed (Read More)
  • In Mosul, Residents Rebuild as Iraqi Forces Fight Islamic State (Read More)
  • Euro-Area Manufacturing Picks Up as Inflation Pressures Build (Read More)
  • Old School Trading Pits to Remain After High-Tech Exchange Deal (Read More)
  • South Korea, U.S. begin large-scale annual drills amid North Korea tension (Read More)
  • China’s Richest Win, Mexican Billionaires Lose With Trump Effect (Read More)
  • Saudi Arabia Bulks Up in Asia to Boost Appeal Before Oil IPO (Read More)
  • U.S. general wants Russia to open up major exercise to observers (Read More)
  • Trump’s Golf Courses Would Benefit From His Water-Rule Rollback (Read More)
  • S&P 500 Could Top 4,000 in Eight Years and It’s Not Because of Trump (Read More)
  • Best Buy posts unexpected drop in same-store sales, shares slide (Read More)

Trump opens joint session of Congress with condemnation of anti-Semitism

Trump tells officials anti-Semitic threats could be to ‘make others look bad’

Top Democrat Kaine asks FBI to ‘fully investigate anti-Semitic incidents’

Congressmen introduce bill to create Israeli-Palestinian peace fund

More than 1,500 Jews attend New York Aliyah event

Record $1.1 billion in Israel Bonds sold in US in 2016

Jews supporting torched Tampa mosque $18 at a time

Bulldozers start razing 8 illegal Ofra settlement homes; 8 cops lightly hurt

Netanyahu criticised in damning report on 2014 Gaza war

Blistering Gaza war report scorches Netanyahu, Ya’alon and Gantz over tunnel failures

IDF chief: Army improved since Gaza war, but not ‘immune to criticism’

Israel’s southern residents: Next Gaza war is ‘a matter of time’

Abbas Aide: In Coming Months, Palestinian Authority Plans to Pressure International Bodies to Act Against Israel

Facebook shuts down Fatah’s page

Knesset approves making biometric ID cards mandatory

Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse

Refugee women and children ‘beaten, raped and starved in Libyan hellholes’

UN urges aid access to Yemen ports to avert looming famine

Syrian refugees selling organs for the chance to reach Europe

Russia and China veto UN resolution to impose sanctions on Syria

Putin says draft U.N. resolution to sanction Syria ‘inappropriate’

UN: 8,000 flee as Iraqi forces fight IS in western Mosul

Iraqi commander: ISIS leaders ‘running away’ from Mosul

ISIS using more suicide vehicles and armed drones in Mosul

Isis has industrialised martyrdom, says report into suicide attacks

ISIS Threatens China In New Video Showing Chinese Jihadists

Convicted Terrorist Helping to Organize Upcoming Women’s Strike

Trump refers to ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ despite NSC pushback

Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

Officials: New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list

White House condemns ‘racially motivated’ attack on Indians

Mexican official: We’ll take migrants rights issue to UN

Trump defends border wall plan, says he won’t allow ‘lawless chaos’

Trump signals willingness to let some undocumented immigrants stay in US

Trump’s joint address guests include relatives of people killed by undocumented immigrants

Democrats Groan When Trump Announces Office To Help Victims Of Immigrant Crime

Democrats inviting Muslims, LGBT leaders, immigrant Dreamers as guests to Trump’s speech in display of resistance

Democrats Refuse To Applaud America Putting Its Own Citizens First

The Democrats are not done ruining the country

Voters to Democrats: Cooperate with Trump

Wife of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens applauded for more than 2 minutes during Trump speech

Full Speech: President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress

Trump pledges $1 trillion to rebuild infrastructure

Trump, in speech to Congress, calls to ‘restart the engine’ of US economy

The Dow Has Never Had A Longer Streak Of Record Closes… Ever

President Trump: Replace The Dollar With Gold As The Global Currency To Make America Great Again

Former Convenience Store Owner Sentenced to 33 Months for $2.8M Food Stamp Fraud

Minimum Wage Massacre: Wendy’s Unleashes 1,000 Robots To Counter Higher Labor Costs

Amazon web service suffers major outage, disrupts East Coast internet

Amazon server outage affects millions of companies and causes online chaos

Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code

Tourists using Google Maps to get to Rio landmark enter favela, get shot

Data from internet-connected teddy bears held ransom, security expert says

Self driving bus that talks and listens to passengers coming to US cities within months

5 new brain disorders that were born out of the digital age

Thunderous meteor rattles West Texas sky with sonic boom

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Namie, Japan

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Saumlaki, Indonesia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Shughnon, Tajikistan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Laiwui, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Namie, Japan

Risk Of Cascadia Quake Elevated As Puget Sound ‘Slow Slip’ Event Begins

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

The Scary State of Volcano Monitoring in the United States

Parts of Midwest hit by tornadoes and large hail, at least 2 dead

Once Time’s ‘Person of the Year,’ an Ebola fighter dies in childbirth due to stigma of virus

World’s most threatening superbugs ranked in new list

Colorectal Cancer Rates Soar in Younger People

In Canada, Doctors Have Qualms About Helping People Die

Facebook post on VA treatment of patients causes uproar

‘Glitter’ Ash Wednesday: Churches show LGBTQ support

Disney has just aired not one, not two, but THREE same-sex cartoon kisses all at once

Transgender MSU student’s sex assault claim leads accused to fight back in lawsuit

Democrat candidate for congress has human trafficking issue as campaign platform

Woman fatally burned in suspected exorcism in Nicaragua

Haunted house in southern Chile spooks entire town, including police officers

Is a Trump Presidency the Satanic Temple’s Chance to Go Mainstream?

Army makes history by putting Muslim in charge of 14,000 US soldiers’ spiritual needs

Christians’ Freedom Is Being Challenged by Homosexuality and Islam, Says NRB Head

Sandy Simpson – Bradford Pear Christianity

NAR – What is the “Billion Soul Prophecy”?

Michael Gungor slams Substitutionary Atonement, Calls it “Murder” and “Evil”

William Paul Young (THE SHACK AUTHOR) & His Connection with Panentheist Richard Rohr

Islam Set To Overtake Christianity As Most Popular Religion

Muslim Chaplain Now Spiritual Leader to 14,000 Mostly Christian U.S. Soldiers

Iraqi officers find Islamic State members hidden among refugees fleeing Mosul

Disney puts ‘gay scene’ in Beauty and the Beast

Jane Whaley WOFF – Storage Annex Reserved for ‘Worst Sinners’

The SCOFIELD BIBLE With It’s Future Temple Sacrifices, Insults The Perfect Sacrifice of Jesus Christ

Movie Trailer – “The Cult Next Door” exposes the founder of The Institute in Basic Life Principles, Bill Gothard

Biola University Brings in Emergent Speaker for Students, as Pathway to Apostasy Continues

Kenneth Copeland’s Living Legacy of Heresy

Lifeway VS the SBC: Thom Rainer’s Fight to Promote The Shack

Texas Baptist pastor accused of sexually assaulting child

Report from the Abolish Human Abortion Texas Conference and Rally

Sudan Fears Muslims Will Be Led to Jesus, ‘Declares War Against Christians’: Pastor

Mike Ratliff – Thirteen Heresies in The Shack

Kenneth Copeland impartation ceremony: example of NAR/NOLR forbidden practices

WOFF in Spindale N. Carolina- Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse

More info on Jane Whaley and Word of Faith Fellowship

Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise

Liberal Protesters Lose It When Town Hall Chaplain Prays in Jesus’ Name

Trial Underway in UK for Preachers Arrested for ‘Anti-Social’ Opposition to Islam, Homosexuality

Egypt’s Sisi orders cabinet to help resettle Sinai Christians fleeing Islamic State

Company That Made Zyklon B for Nazi Holocaust Made RU 486 for Abortions

Roe v. Wade Attorney Sarah Weddington’s Shocking Answer When Asked, “Whatever Happened to Roe?”
Mike Bickle, the ‘Unknown Prophet’ & the ‘Divine’ Blue Print Prophecy

Gnostic Nonsense from Charisma Mag – Beware of the Sneaky Squid Spirit

New Video – How  A Jewish Man Met Messiah 9:36

All 240 Family Christian Stores Are Closing

Former Planned Parenthood Managers: Abortion Giant Doesn’t Offer Help for Pregnant Women

Norway pledges $10 million to counter Trump’s global anti-abortion move

Famine Declared in South Sudan: 100,000 Facing Death, Another Million on Brink of Starvation

Rick Warren’s Wife, Kay, Joins Band of Vision-Seeing Prophetesses in the SBC

Conservative Evangelical Leaders Enabling Radical Islamic Groups

Americans feeling ‘warmer’ toward Mormons and Muslims — but not evangelicals

When Faith Healing Kills Kids

Corruption Probe Threatens to Bring Down Netanyahu

Ohio LGBT Group Announces Plans to Target Churches for Homosexual Weddings

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 06:27 PM PST

An LGBT organization in Ohio has announced plans to target churches if they refuse to offer their property to be used in a homosexual wedding….

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Florida Democrat Invokes Blood of Jesus Against Witches, Warlocks Seeking to Harm Trump

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 06:21 PM PST

A freshman Florida Democratic House member from Jacksonville who moonlights as a preacher has invoked the blood of Jesus against all witches and warlocks working…

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Strange cloud appears near Belgrade following explosions at Serbian military facility

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 06:14 PM PST

Huge explosions have erupted at an ammunition depot near the Serbian capital of Belgrade, followed by a fire and a weird-looking cloud hovering in the…

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UK Prosecutor During Trial That Found Preachers Guilty: ‘Jesus Is Only Way to God Cannot Be Truth’

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 06:04 PM PST

The U.K. prosecutor who presented the government’s case last week against two preachers who were found guilty today of “intentionally alarming” the public with their…

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Mysterious ‘Ghost Man’ Appears in Teen’s Selfie

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 05:55 PM PST

A recent birthday fishing trip yielded more than a record-breaking catch for the birthday boy, after what some are calling a “ghost man” turned up…

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DEVELOPING: Mount Etna erupts in Italy, spews giant fountains of lava into sky

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 05:39 PM PST

Mount Etna has erupted for the first time this year, spewing bright orange lava into the sky above the Italian island of Sicily. One of…

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Satanic Temple Membership Experiences Surge…

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 05:30 PM PST

It’s become increasingly apparent that Donald Trump’s administration wants to make religion inescapable, even for secularists. Education secretary Betsy DeVos has donated millions of dollars…

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Self driving bus that talks, listens to passengers on road in months…

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 05:20 PM PST

A self-driving bus which not only carries passengers but talks to them could be seen in several major US cities within months. While the commercial…

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Trump Blames Obama and Former Aides For Protests and Leaks

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 01:29 PM PST

President Trump said in an exclusive interview Tuesday that he believes former President Barack Obama and his top aides are behind the protests and leaks…

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ABC Propaganda Series Compares Gay Rights to fighting against Nazism and Civil Rights

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 01:13 PM PST

ABC’s eight-hour gay propaganda event When We Rise isn’t afraid to go low. Monday night’s episode immediately gets into the leftist activism with a montage…

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Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, and John Legend Have This in Common

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 01:05 PM PST

Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, and John Legend have something significant in common: They all grew up singing in the church. Gospel music has not only…

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Russia and China block bid by Western powers to impose UN sanctions on Syria

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 12:52 PM PST

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council proposal that would have banned the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government, and blacklisted eleven…

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Starbucks Brand Plummets After Issuing This Anti-Trump Call to Action

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 12:48 PM PST

Starbucks brand and image plummeted after the CEO announced the company would hire 1000 Muslim refugees to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration freeze, according to…

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DEVELOPING: Massive internet outage sweeping East Coast…

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 12:42 PM PST

If it seems like your internet browsing is hitting more walls than possible today, you’ll be happy to know that it’s not your computer. A…

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Franklin Graham Compares George W. Bush’s Daughter Speech to Raising Money for Nazi Death Camps

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 12:39 PM PST

George W. Bush’s daughter Barbara Bush will be the keynote speaker at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser. Evangelist Franklin Graham rebuked the move as akin to…

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Schools Now Push 11-Year-Olds to Question Their Gender Identity

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 12:32 PM PST

A leading girls’ school is allowing pupils to change their names to boys’ names and wear boys’ clothes. Pupils over the age of 16 at…

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The Shack: The Pros and The Cons

What’s in the Shack?

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With this week’s theatrical release of The New York Times bestseller The Shack, many will be wondering what to make of its unconventional presentation of God. Staff writer, Jeff Pallansch, shares a balanced view of the pros and cons to The Shack.

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Disney’s First ‘Exclusively Gay Moment’ Hits Screens In Beauty And The Beast Live Action Version

Disney built its reputation on princesses finding their prince, living happily ever after in storylines which set the benchmark for romance for generations of children.

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV)

Now, Disney is to move firmly into a new era as it introduces its first “exclusively gay moment”, disclosing the new version of Beauty and the Beast will star a manservant exploring his sexuality. The live-action version of Beauty and the Beast is already on course to be the most thoroughly modern film of its kind, with star Emma Watson discussing how she made the role of Belle more feminist.

The team have now revealed one character, LeFou, will experience Disney’s first ever “gay moment” on screen, as he struggles with his feelings for ultra-macho leading man Gaston.

Disney puts ‘gay scene’ in Beauty and the Beast

In an interview with Attitude magazine, director Bill Condon said: “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston.

“He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings.

“And Josh [Gad, who plays LeFou] makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. “And that’s what has its pay-off at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”

In the original 1991 animated film, LeFou is introduced as the hapless sidekick of Gaston, the swaggering ladies’ man who hopes to woo Belle with a series of ill-judged seduction techniques.

LeFou is best-known to fans of the film for singing “Gaston”, a pub ditty aimed at cheering up the spurned hero.

With lines like “For there’s no man in town half as manly / Perfect, a pure paragon”, some forward-thinking fans had speculated there may be more to their relationship.

Their hopes will be confirmed when the new version is released in the UK on March 17. source

Source: Disney’s First ‘Exclusively Gay Moment’ Hits Screens In Beauty And The Beast Live Action Version

The Left vs. Reality

 

Lee Duigon’s depiction of liberals can also be said about Progressive (liberal) Christians a.k.a Social Justice Christians. For these folks, truth matters not.  They choose not to find God’s truth in the pages of Scripture and instead hang their hat on their own personal experience — so don’t confuse them with facts. Progressives, you see, are all about “feelings.” (This also applies to those who’ve bought into the New Apostolic Reformation and Word of Faith cults.) Just like the Roman Catholic pope (as Duigon points out) Progressive Christians push a political agenda.  And like Francis, they’ll marginalize anyone who disagrees with them and even resort to violence, as you will see in Duigon’s piece over at News With Views. He writes:

Everyone’s entitled to his own opinion, Sen. Daniel Moynihan once said, long ago, but no one’s entitled to his own facts. Obviously Moynihan was talking about some planet other than ours.

It started in the universities, where all this poison hatches out, the idea that a text, any text, can only mean what the reader thinks it means. Academics liked this so much, they quickly applied it to everything. And we wound up having to say a man is a woman because he “identifies as a woman.”

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We Are All Beggars

By Charles Fry /

WE ARE ALL BEGGARS

Shortly before Martin Luther died, a piece of paper containing his handwriting was found in his pocket. Among other words on the paper were these: “This is true. We are all beggars.”[i]

During his lifetime, Luther had come to see the holiness and justice of God. He realized he had no righteousness whatsoever to declare him acceptable to God. Luther only had Christ. Yet, in having Christ, he had everything: assurance of heaven, peace with God, and a calm heart before the Law of God. Simply clinging to Christ alone, Martin Luther inadvertently turned 1500s Europe upside down.

In the fall of 1984, I came to see in a deeper way the truth of Luther’s words, “We are all beggars.” My pastor preached one day on Matthew 5:3 (NASB), “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Through this sermon, I was brought face to face with the holiness of God. I was subsequently led to see that I had no righteousness or godliness to give to God in light of his majesty. Yet, in the same sermon, I heard the gospel, the announcement of good news that comes from God himself.

Christ the Lord was freely and sweetly offered as a perfect Savior. His once-and-for-all death on the cross was shown to be truly sufficient to pay the penalty for all my sin—past, present, and future. I was reminded that I had been justified by faith alone, resting from my own works. As the leaves fell that day in my hometown in Appalachia, heaven once again seemed to come to earth, as the old saying goes. I knew without a doubt that God was my Father in heaven and that I was surrounded by his lovingkindness. I experienced genuine joy.

Read all the posts published to date in this extended series on the life and theology of Martin Luther, as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the birth of the Reformation.

Almost thirty years later, I taught a class on Martin Luther in the same church where I had heard this sermon. In preparing each lecture, I realized how much I personally needed to regularly hear the Law and the gospel clearly proclaimed, as well as the doctrine of justification by faith alone. It is easy to forget, doubt, or trivialize the majesty of God’s Law, the grace of God, and the freeness of the gospel announcement. I was struck by the centrality, simplicity, and sufficiency of the gospel for the Church. I also noticed that the gospel is the only message in the world that gives all glory to God and humbles the pride of man. This fact was not missed by Luther. In reading his works, I was struck by his zeal for the glory of God and its connection to the gospel.

In keeping with these observations, I have two goals for this series of blog posts.

Reformation Roots

First, I hope to share concisely with the reader our Reformation roots that have largely been lost. The greatest need of our time is to return to the “first principles” of the Reformation and once again draw straight and simple lines of theology. Studying Martin Luther is a wonderful way to understand what the Bible teaches concerning God himself, the nature of man, and the gospel. Simply put, I want to share with the reader the wonderful news of the gospel that we may be filled with true joy and peace in believing (Romans 15:13 NASB).

Martin Luther’s need is our need—whether our background is Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Anglican, Jewish, atheist, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, or anything else. God has clearly spoken in the Bible, telling us that every person in the world is accountable to him and that we are all bankrupt sinners in light of his majesty, holiness, and righteousness (Romans 3:9 – 20 NASB). All of us need the cross of Christ. All of us need a righteousness outside of ourselves that only Jesus can provide. This is our only hope.


Simply by clinging to Christ alone, Martin Luther inadvertently turned 1500’s Europe upside down.
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Luther’s Gospel Focus

The second goal in this project is to show from Luther’s work that while the gospel is the only true source of peace and joy, it is also the only message that gives complete glory to God. Certainly, Luther desired for man to receive comfort and hope from the good news of Christ. Yet he was concerned that the Church be faithful to the gospel message so that God would receive all honor. He despised the ways in which man robbed God of his glory; he longed for the medieval church to be humbled before God and to exalt Christ alone.

Next week, we will present an overview of the posts to follow, introducing the topic areas and setting the stage for an exciting, illuminating ride through the early years of one of the most pivotal eras in church history: the Protestant Reformation. 

Part 1 of a 22-part series drawn from A World Upside Down: The Life and Theology of Martin Luther, by Charles E. Fry.

Chuck Fry holds degrees from Marshall University, Moody Bible Institute, and Christ College. He has been in discipleship ministry since 1989 and is on staff with The Navigators in Huntington, West Virginia. He and his wife, Lisa, organize and host the annual Majesty of God conference, held each April.

[i] James M. Kittelson, Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1986, 2003), 297.

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March 1, 2017: Verse of the day

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3:19 return to the ground. I.e., to die (cf. 2:7). Man, by sin, became mortal. Although he did not die the moment he ate (by God’s mercy), he was changed immediately and became liable to all the sufferings and miseries of life, to death, and to the pains of hell forever. Adam lived 930 years (5:5).

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3:19 Further, the man’s body will return to the ground (v. 19), i.e., it will die (which was not true of the original created order; cf. Rom. 5:12). For this reason, the Bible looks forward to a time when nature will be set free from the consequences of human sin; i.e., nature will no longer be the arena of punishment, and it will finally have glorified human beings to manage it and bring out its full potential (Rom. 8:19–22).

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March 1, 2017: Daily Devotional Guide Collection

March 1

Who Is a Disciple?

He who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

Matthew 10:38

 

A disciple is someone who confesses Christ as Lord and Savior, believes that God has raised Him from the dead, and declares that belief publicly through baptism. He is not some sort of “upper–level” Christian.

You don’t have to wait to become a disciple at some future time in your Christian life when you have reached a certain level of maturity. According to Matthew 28:19–20, a disciple is made at the moment of salvation.

Some claim that there are many Christians who are not disciples. They recall today’s verse and say that in order to be a disciple, one has to deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Christ. If one is not up to that level of commitment, they think, then he is not worthy to be Christ’s disciple. But you cannot separate discipleship from conversion.

When someone is saved, he receives a submissive spirit that manifests itself by a willingness to make a public confession and obey whatever else Christ commands. Are you, then, a disciple?[1]


March 1 Grace to the Humble

“He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, ‘God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ ”

James 4:6

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A person cannot be saved unless he comes to God with a humble attitude.

Today’s verse is a challenge and a promise to anyone who is not sure about his salvation, or who thinks he is saved but does not measure up to the tests of faith in James’s letter. Even the worst sinful character traits—relying on worldly wisdom, having enmity against God, lusting after fleshly and selfish desires—are no match for God’s abundant grace.

The kind of grace James is referring to here is simply God’s saving grace—His undeserved favor of forgiveness and love bestowed on all sorts of sinners. Included within that favor is the Lord’s promise of the Holy Spirit, an understanding of God’s Word, Heaven, and all spiritual blessings. Such grace is available to all who will come in faith to Christ. Nothing in this universe can prevent the truly humble and repentant person from receiving grace—not the strength of sin and depravity, not the might of Satan, not the pull of the flesh, not even the power of death.

Scripture often links humility with saving faith. That’s why James quoted from Proverbs 3:34 (“God is opposed to the proud”) to support his point in verse 6. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells us: “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven” (18:3).

If you are confused or doubtful regarding your salvation, just ask yourself, “Have I humbly submitted myself to God in faith and repentance?” If you have humbled yourself before God, rejoice! You are by definition a believer, one of the humble. Otherwise, you need to pray with the attitude of the tax gatherer in Luke 18:13, “God, be merciful to me, the sinner!” and receive His abundant grace.

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Suggestions for Prayer: Thank God for His continual grace, which He pours out to those who are humble before Him.

For Further Study: Read James 1–2. What tests of true faith are discussed there? ✧ How are we to respond to each of them? ✧ Reflect on your response to these issues in the past. How could you improve?[2]


MARCH 1

THE CONCEPT OF MAJESTY

For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD  made the heavens. Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

—Psalm 96:5-6

I refer to the loss of the concept of majesty from the popular religious mind. The Church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble, as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshiping men. This she has done not deliberately, but little by little and without her knowledge; and her very unawareness only makes her situation all the more tragic.

The low view of God entertained almost universally among Christians is the cause of a hundred lesser evils everywhere among us. A whole new philosophy of the Christian life has resulted from this one basic error in our religious thinking.

With our loss of the sense of majesty has come the further loss of religious awe and consciousness of the divine Presence. We have lost our spirit of worship and our ability to withdraw inwardly to meet God in adoring silence. KOHvii-viii

Lord, fill Your Church with a renewed sense of Your majesty. We may have lost the awe little by little, but we need to recapture it quickly! Amen. [3]


March 1

Mercy Compared to Forgiveness, Love, and Grace

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.—Matt. 5:7

To understand the significance of mercy, let’s compare it to three amazing attributes of God. First, mercy has much in common with forgiveness, although it is distinct from it. God’s forgiveness of our sins flows from His mercy. But mercy is greater than forgiveness, because God is merciful to us even when we do not sin, just as we can be merciful to those who have never done anything against us. God’s mercy does not just forgive our transgressions but reaches to all our weaknesses and needs.

Just as forgiveness flows out of mercy, mercy flows out of love: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ” (Eph. 2:4–5). Love is greater than mercy—it can manifest itself even when there is no wrong to forgive or need to meet.

Finally, mercy is also related to grace, which flows out of love. Grace and mercy have the closest possible relationship, yet they are different. Mercy deals with the consequences of sin, while grace deals with sin itself. Mercy offers relief from punishment; grace offers pardon for the crime.

Just look at what the Good Samaritan did. When he found a Jewish traveler who had been robbed and beaten, he held no animosity toward him. Love motivated him to show the man mercy when he bound up his wounds. And when he took him to an inn and cared for him, he showed grace. Such is the expression of mercy working with forgiveness, love, and grace.

ASK YOURSELF
Is there someone to whom you need to show God’s mercy, expressed through your love, your grace, your forgiveness? Think of how you can turn your merciful intentions into practical action.[4]

MARCH 1

BEGIN WITH GOD

Not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.

1 Thessalonians 2:4

 

I am really sad for the great throngs of men and women who have never known the satisfaction of believing what God says about all of the good things He has created—and everything having its purpose!

This is an area in which you must begin with God. Then you begin to understand everything in its proper context. All things fit into shape and form when you begin with God!

In Christian circles, there is now an undue deference to intellectual knowledge and accomplishment. I insist that it ought to be balanced out. We appreciate the efforts and hours that go into academic progress, but we must always keep God’s wisdom and God’s admonitions in mind.

Search and study as we will and we discover that we have only learned fragments of truth. On the other hand, the newest Christian believer has already learned many marvelous things at the center of truth. He has met and knows God!

That is the primary issue, my brother and sister. That is why we earnestly invite men and women to become converted, taking Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord!

 

Lord, I am privileged to know You—the beginning and the end of everything in this world. Allow me to share Your truth with someone who needs to hear it today.[5]


March 1 Unceasing Prayer

“Pray at all times in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:18).

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Spiritual victory is directly related to the quality of your prayer life.

Prayer is communication with God; and like all communication, it can be developed to maximum efficiency or allowed to languish. Which you choose will determine the quality of your spiritual life.

Ironically, the freedom of worship we enjoy in our society and our high standard of living make it easy to become complacent about prayer and to presume on God’s grace. Consequently, many who say they trust in God actually live as if they don’t need Him at all. Such neglect is sinful and leads to spiritual disaster.

Jesus taught that “men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1, kjv). “Faint” speaks of giving in to evil or becoming weary or cowardly. Paul added that we should “pray at all times in the Spirit … with all prayer and petition” and “be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints” (Eph. 6:18).

First Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray without ceasing.” That doesn’t mean to do nothing but pray. It simply means to live in a constant state of God-consciousness. If you see a beautiful sunrise or a bouquet of flowers, your first response is to thank God for the beauty of His creation. If you see someone in distress, you intercede on his or her behalf. You see every experience of life in relation to God.

God wants you to be diligent and faithful in prayer. With that goal in mind, we will devote this month to a study of prayer from two texts: Daniel’s prayer in Daniel 9:1–19, and the Disciples’ Prayer in Matthew 6:9–13. Both are models of majestic, effective prayer.

As we study those passages together, be aware of your own pattern of prayer. Examine it carefully for strengths and weaknesses. Be prepared to make any necessary changes.

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Suggestions for Prayer:  Thank God for the privilege of communing with Him in prayer. ✧ Ask Him to reveal any areas in your praying that need to be strengthened.

For Further Study: Read Daniel 9:1–19. ✧ What prompted Daniel’s prayer? ✧ What was Daniel’s attitude toward God? Toward himself and his people? ✧ What did Daniel request?[6]


MARCH 1

GOD EXPECTS GRATITUDE WHEN HE GIVES US GIFTS

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

2 CORINTHIANS 9:15

Because we are so very human there is real danger that we may inadvertently do the human thing and turn our blessings upside down. Unless we watch and pray in dead earnest we may turn our good into evil and make the grace of God a trap instead of a benefit!

Men are notoriously lacking in gratitude. Bible history reveals that Israel often took God’s gifts too casually and so turned their blessings into a curse. This human fault appears also in the New Testament, and the activities of Christians through the centuries show that as Christ was followed by Satan in the wilderness so truth is often accompanied by a strong temptation to pride.

Among the purest gifts we have received from God is truth. Another gift, almost as precious, and without which the first would be meaningless, is our ability to grasp truth and appreciate it.

For these priceless treasures we should be profoundly grateful; for them our thanks should rise to the Giver of all good gifts throughout the day and in the night seasons. And because these and all other blessings flow to us by grace without merit or worth on our part, we should be very humble and watch with care lest such undeserved favors, if unappreciated, be taken from us!

The very truth that makes men free may be and often is fashioned into chains to keep them in bondage. Never forget that there is no pride so insidious and yet so powerful as the pride of orthodoxy.[7]


[1] MacArthur, J. (2001). Truth for today : a daily touch of God’s grace (p. 74). Nashville, Tenn.: J. Countryman.

[2] MacArthur, J. (1997). Strength for today. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

[3] Tozer, A. W., & Eggert, R. (2015). Tozer on the almighty god: a 365-day devotional. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

[4] MacArthur, J. (2008). Daily readings from the life of Christ (p. 69). Chicago: Moody Publishers.

[5] Tozer, A. W. (2015). Mornings with tozer: daily devotional readings. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

[6] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (1993). Drawing Near—Daily Readings for a Deeper Faith (p. 73). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

[7] Tozer, A. W., & Smith, G. B. (2015). Evenings with tozer: daily devotional readings. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.