March 9, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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One sign of how entrenched the revolving door has become in Washington: Experienced people are forsaking chances to fill key posts in President Donald Trump’s administration partly because of his executive order forbidding federal employees from lobbying for five years after leaving government service.

President Donald Trump’s administration is inviting a 68-nation coalition fighting Islamic State to meet in Washington later this month to plan their next moves as the group loses ground in its former strongholds in Iraq and Syria, according to two administration officials.

China is fuming about the U.S. deploying a missile defense system in South Korea — and Korean companies are feeling the impact. While the U.S. says the system, known as Thaad, is meant to defend against attack from North Korea, the Chinese see it as a threat. Now China is curbing travel to South Korea and targeting Korean companies that operate in the mainland.

The U.S. and Russia have found themselves teaming up for the first time in the war in Syria — against a country both call an ally: Turkey. The U.S. and Russia moved this week to block a threatened drive by Turkey to seize Manbij, a town in northern Syria about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Turkish border.

The American Society of Civil Engineers on Thursday assigned a grade of “D+” to the quality of U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure in a closely-watched assessment that the group publishes every four years. The rating was unchanged from 2013.

Oil dropped below $50 for the first time since December after concerns that OPEC’s output cuts aren’t tempering a surplus in the U.S. triggered the biggest slump in more than a year.

Harold Hamm, the billionaire shale oilman, said the U.S. industry could “kill” the oil market if it embarks into another spending binge, a rare warning in a business focused on fast growth to compete with OPEC.

Rents fell last month for Manhattan apartments of all sizes, the first across-the-board price decline in at least four years, as a construction boom brought more buildings to market and allowed some tenants to leave for bigger or newer units.

Staples Inc. shares fell as much as 7.4 percent in early trading after the company posted disappointing results and announced plans to shutter 70 stores in North America.

Gold is sliding toward $1,200 an ounce in its longest losing run since October as positive U.S. economic figures reinforce expectations that yields on other investments will rise this year.

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The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States from Mexico declined by 40 percent from January to February, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said.

Police have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group ETA, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

The top U.S. doctors’ organization and several hospital groups came out strongly on Wednesday against a Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to overhaul America’s healthcare system, as Democrats mounted a fierce battle to thwart the bill.

An earthquake fault running from San Diego Bay to Los Angeles is capable of producing a magnitude-7.4 earthquake that could affect some of the region’s most densely populated areas, according to a study released Tuesday.

Tens of thousands of women took to the streets across Turkey on Wednesday, marching for women’s rights while some also rallied against expanding the president’s powers.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said on Wednesday that it intends to expand mental health care to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.

Applications for U.S. jobless benefits rebounded last week from a 44-year low, returning to a range that still shows strength in the labor market. Jobless claims rose by 20,000 to 243,000 in the week ended March 4.

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Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up, killing 26 people, as wedding guests gathered in a village near the Iraqi city of Tikrit.

Guatemala has declared three days of national mourning after a fire killed at least 28 teenage girls at a children’s care home.

A salt lake in Melbourne has turned pink due to a combination of sunlight, warm temperatures and low rainfall. Wildlife officers said algae growing in the salt crust at the bottom of Westgate Park’s lake produce a red pigment.

China has reported its first monthly trade deficit in three years, after imports surged and a slowdown during the Lunar New Year holidays hit output.

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The Disney company’s remake of “Beauty and the Beast” and its television show “Star vs. the Forces of Evil” have prompted a call by Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Association, for a boycott. “Disney has aired a cartoon with same-sex couples kissing. It has also been announced that their new movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ will feature a gay character in an attempt to normalize this lifestyle,” he wrote on Facebook.

An Ohio community is seeking to wage a battle against the national opioid epidemic by bringing charges against people who survive a drug overdose. The offense is a misdemeanor, and can result in a $1,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail.

Five-year-old Edith Fuller became the youngest person to win the 2017 Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling Bee.

Billionaire George Soros gave $246 million to groups behind Wednesday’s “Day Without a Woman” protest, according to a report by a conservative think tank.


Top News – 3/9/2017

Putin Calmly Explains Why Liberals Hate Russia
Putin, in his own words: the moral values that are rooted in Christianity and other world religions, without rules and moral values which have formed and been developed over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity. AND RUSSIA THINKS IT IS RIGHT AND NATURAL TO DEFEND AND PRESERVE THESE MORAL VALUES.

Incredible Irony Revealed That ‘Day Without A Woman’ March Financed By Puppet Master George Soros
How incredibly funny is it, both ironically and humorously, that a march in Washington to celebrate women and promote women was created and financed by perhaps the most evil MAN on the planet, New World Order puppet master George Soros? All you liberal ladies who marched yesterday actually did the bidding of an evil man who is trying to destroy the United States of America.

Christians Worldwide Proclaim Jerusalem ‘Undivided Capital of Jewish State’
President Donald Trump’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters on Wednesday that in order to stabilize Syria, it must not be allowed to remain a “safe haven for terrorists,” and that it is vital “we get Iran and their proxies out.”


UN Envoy Nikki Haley: Let’s Get Iran and their Proxies Out of Syria
President Donald Trump’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters on Wednesday that in order to stabilize Syria, it must not be allowed to remain a “safe haven for terrorists,” and that it is vital “we get Iran and their proxies out.”

Philippines’ Duterte pleads with mayors to stop extremists, threatens martial law
Duterte on Thursday pleaded for help from mayors in Muslim parts of the south to deal with Islamist militants, and threatened to impose martial law there if the problem is not tackled. The largely Roman Catholic Philippines has been struggling to thwart two small but violent Islamic State-linked groups behind kidnappings, piracy, bombings and the recent beheading of a German captive.

Berlin concerned over possibility of new arms race in Europe – German FM
“We are concerned that a new spiral of the arms race may emerge in Europe,” he said, as cited by TASS. “It’s too early to say how and in what direction we could advance to prevent this.”

Russia: WikiLeaks dump shows CIA disguise capability
Russia’s foreign minister says the WikiLeaks dump of purported U.S. intelligence has highlighted the CIA’s reported capability to imitate an electronic trace usually left behind by hackers from other nations. Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that while Russia has been accused of leaving its “fingerprints” after hacks on the U.S., documents released by WikiLeaks show that “the CIA could get access to such ‘fingerprints’ and then use them.”

Almost 7,000 IRS Documents Relating To Targeting Scandal Found. Bad News: No Clue When They’ll Be Public
new documents obtained post-DOJ announcement revealed that Lerner might have broken the law when she requested 1.25 million tax records to be transferred from the IRS to DOJ’s criminal division in October of 2010. Some of the information in the documents had sensitive taxpayer information on them, according to Eliana Johnson, who was then still writing for National Review. Now, almost 7,000 more document shave been found relating to the scandal,

FBI Investigating WikiLeaks’ CIA Release to Find Mole
The 10,000 pages of documents expose the tools the agency uses to hack into electronic devices. The FBI has just launched an investigation to try and find the mole.

US envoy to UN: We must oust Iran, terror proxies from Syria
The United States supports the UN-led Syria peace talks, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Wednesday, saying Syria could no longer be a “safe haven for terrorists” and that it was important “we get Iran and their proxies out.” Haley spoke to reporters after UN Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura briefed the Security Council behind closed doors on 10 days of talks between the warring parties in Geneva, which ended last week.

Jordan: Israeli bill to quiet mosques is a violation of international law
Jordan on Wednesday bashed Israel for approving a preliminary reading of a bill that proposes to prohibit religious institutions from using outdoor speakers and is understood to be aimed mostly at the country’s mosques. Jordan, with whom Israel has had official diplomatic relations since the peace treaty between the two countries was signed in 1994, voiced concern over the possibility of the bill being approved…

Turkish diplomat ‘seeks Swiss asylum’
Turkey’s deputy ambassador to Switzerland has claimed asylum, according to Swiss media. According to Tages-Anzeiger (in German), Volkan Karagoz is among a number of Turkish diplomats seeking protection from a purge of officials. After a failed coup in July 2016, Turkey arrested or dismissed tens of thousands of suspected followers of US-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Iraq: IS suicide bombers kill 26 at Tikrit wedding party
Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up, killing 26 people, as wedding guests gathered in a village near the Iraqi city of Tikrit. So-called Islamic State said two of its fighters had carried out the attack in the village of Hajaj on Wednesday. The first detonated an explosive vest among men who were dancing, then a second bomber targeted those who had gathered to help, officials said.

Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking has warned that technology needs to be controlled in order to prevent it from destroying the human race. The world-renowned physicist, who has spoken out about the dangers of artificial intelligence in the past, believes we need to establish a way of identifying threats quickly, before they have a chance to escalate. “Since civilisation began, aggression has been useful inasmuch as it has definite survival advantages,” he told The Times.

As North Korea missile threat grows, Japan lawmakers argue for first strike options
Rattled by North Korean military advances, influential Japanese lawmakers are pushing harder for Japan to develop the ability to strike preemptively at the missile facilities of its nuclear-armed neighbor. Japan has so far avoided taking the controversial and costly step of acquiring bombers or weapons such as cruise missiles with enough range to strike other countries, relying instead on its U.S. ally to take the fight to its enemies.

Warming relations between Egypt and Hamas
While the warming relations between Hamas and Egypt is leading to a sense of relief which Gaza residents have not experienced for many years, it is also causing concern both in Jerusalem and Ramallah. Among other things…Egypt agreed to send concrete pumps into Gaza. According to an official in the Hamas-run enclave, two pumps were brought in on Tuesday through the Rafah crossing which they said were intended for private companies, not for Hamas.

George Soros gave $246 million to groups behind ‘Day Without a Woman’ protest
A report from the Media Research Center found that billionaire leftist George Soros gave nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to groups that backed the “Day without a Woman” protests Wednesday. The protests were scheduled to coincide with International Women’s Day, and organizers say it’s meant to show solidarity among women and “gender-oppressed people” and tout their economic power by abstaining from economic activities.

Arab League Warns: Us Embassy Move Is ‘Serious Threat To World Peace’
One day after Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman met with US Vice President Mike Pence, the Arab League on Wednesday voted unanimously in Cairo for a resolution blocking the proposed relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The establishment of any diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, or transfer of one to the city, is an explicit assault on the rights of the Palestinian people and all Muslims and Christians, and a serious violation of international law,” the League said.

An outbreak in Brazil has U.S. health experts wondering if yellow fever could be the next Zika
Yellow fever has broken out in the jungles outside Brazil’s most densely-populated cities, raising a frightening but still remote possibility: an epidemic that could decimate that country’s population and spread throughout the Americas, including the United States.

Public erupts on N.Y. Times promoting itself as ‘Truth’
Just last month, President Donald Trump labeled the newspaper as “fake news,” along with other outlets including NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN. And now, an advertisement currently running on Facebook fighting the “fake news” label and encouraging people to subscribe to the Times is being pummeled by the public, some of whom can barely control their laughter.

Retired Russian Colonel Warns Trump: “We’re Seeding The US Shoreline With Nuclear Mole Missiles”
“…the Americans are deploying their tanks, airplanes and special forces battalions along the Russian border. And we are quietly ‘seeding’ the U.S. shoreline with nuclear ‘mole’ missiles (they dig themselves in and ‘sleep’ until they are given the command)”

The Most Shocking Revelation From The CIA-Spying Scandal
Privacy is no longer a Western value. Today, everything else is more important – transgender bathrooms, silencing hate speech, forcing elementary school children to feel guilty about their white privilege, and political correctness in extremis. This is what dominates the social conversation now in the Land of the Free.

Is The Left Trying To Start A Civil War?
“It is time for our society to acknowledge a sad truth: America is currently fighting its second Civil War. With the obvious and enormous exception of attitudes toward slavery, Americans are more divided morally, ideologically and politically today than they were during the Civil War.”


Another temper tantrum on campus

Over at NewsOK, Bernard Goldberg reports that a group of “infantile college students refused to listen to ideas that make them feel uncomfortable” so the students raised such a ruckus that the conservative speaker was forced to leave.  Both he and the professor that was escorting him off campus were terrorized by the angry mob.  The professor, a woman, ended up in the ER and is now wearing a neck brace. So much for tolerance.

Bernard Goldberg has the story:

The cupcakes have struck again.

This time it was at Middlebury College, a small liberal arts school in rural Vermont, where hundreds of cupcakes (also known as snowflakes) disrupted a speech by the conservative scholar Charles Murray.

The cupcakes say he’s a bigot so they wouldn’t let him talk. They chanted, “Racist, sexist, anti-gay, Charles Murray, go away.” I think they threw in the “anti-gay” part because they needed something to rhyme with “go away.”

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See also How to Stay Safe When Everyone’s Protesting by F.T. Cage


School Teaches Zi & Zir Without Permission from Mom & Dad

Todd Starnes, host of Fox News and Commentary, informs us that, unbeknownst to parents, children are being indoctrinated in the radical homosexual agenda in some public schools:

Indiana parents are furious after eighth graders at Lincoln Junior High School were exposed to a classroom lesson on sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity issues – without being notified in advance by the school district.

The 12-year-olds were required to watch a video titled, “LGBTQ: Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities.” They were also required to answer a questionnaire with all sorts of probing questions.

Among the questions….

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The Briefing 03-09-17

WikiLeaks, smart devices, and the CIA: New release of hacking documents compromises American security

Inflection point? Violent protests at Middlebury College and the state of higher education in America

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Top Headlines – 3/9/2017

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  • Opposition Mounts as GOP’s Health Bill Undergoes Review (Read More)
  • Ryan Ready to Twist Arms to Sell Health Plan to House GOP (Read More)
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  • China Inflation Heads Off in Two Directions (Read More)
  • Three-Way Contest for Raqqa to Shape Mideast (Read More)
  • FBI Eyes Contractors in CIA Leak (Read More)
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  • PPG Makes $22 Billion Offer for Paint Rival Akzo Nobel, Is Rejected (Read More)
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UK’s Johnson, in Ramallah, urges 2-state solution, says Trump brings fresh approach

Arab League warns: US Embassy move is ‘serious threat to world peace’

Liberman to Pence: We’re waiting for the embassy move

Liberman urges US to cut ties with Israel-bashing UN bodies

Weeks after berating Senegal and Venezuela for anti-settlement motion at UN, Israel seeks warmer ties with them

US ‘Women’s Strike’ platform calls for ‘decolonization of Palestine’

Israel moves to mute mosques’ call to prayer over loudspeakers

Jordan says ‘Muezzin Bill’ is discriminatory, violates peace treaty

Israeli envoy to Jordan ‘warns of growing instability’

Netanyahu: Israel can normalize ties with Arab states if ‘we act wisely’

Warming relations between Egypt and Hamas

Mosul offensive: Assyrian artifacts discovered in abandoned ISIS tunnels

Syria war: IS ‘loses key’ Aleppo water station to army forces

IS leader al-Baghdadi has fled Mosul, US official says

US considering sending 1,000 troops to Kuwait to expand ‘options’ in IS fight

Iran blames U.S. for ‘close encounter’ in Gulf

Gunmen dressed as doctors kill 38 in Kabul hospital attack

China urges US and N. Korea to avert ‘head-on collision’

US rejects China’s call to halt exercises if N. Korea stops nuke tests

As North Korea missile threat grows, Japan lawmakers argue for first strike options

NKorea Could Launch Attack on US in 5 Years

French Insurgents Thrust Establishment Aside in Crucial Vote

Iraqi insurgent fighter allegedly lied about identity, got through ‘extreme’ vetting

US hails ‘40% drop’ in illegal immigrants from Mexico

Trump’s get-tough policies credited for sharp plunge in illegal immigration

FBI chief Comey asserting power like no one in history

Comey: ‘There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America’

The Obama administration wiretapped Trump, world leaders, journalists, everyone?

C.I.A. Scrambles to Contain Damage From WikiLeaks Documents

WikiLeaks Claims 99 Percent Of Its CIA Documents Not Yet Released

FBI’s specialized mole-hunting team deployed to catch CIA leaker

Dennis Kucinich: New WikiLeaks reveal proof we are sliding down the slippery slope toward totalitarianism

Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking

An Economic Perfect Storm Is Causing Oil Prices to Drop to New Lows

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Little Sitkin Island, Alaska

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

Bogoslof volcano on the Aleutian Islands erupts to 34,000ft

Bezymianny volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 33,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 19,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 18,000ft

Klyuchevksoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Three killed as cyclone Enawo batters Madagascar

This desert in the Southwest is experiencing a wildflower ‘superbloom’

With help of lasers, NASA hopes to create the ‘coldest spot in the universe’

Time Crystals Created, Suspending Laws of Physics

An outbreak in Brazil has U.S. health experts wondering if yellow fever could be the next Zika

Doctors, hospitals and insurers oppose Republican health plan

Trump goes into dealmaking mode, works behind the scenes on health bill

Md. bill would direct state money to Planned Parenthood if Congress cuts funding

‘Day Without a Woman’ supporters got $246M from Soros

Alabama radio station takes women off air, only playing songs by men in ‘Day Without a Woman’

Secret Marines group is still sharing nude photos amid scandal

Couple ‘detained in UAE for sex outside marriage’

Torture and Killing of Transgender Woman Stun Brazil

Alleged Bieber impersonator charged with more than 900 child sex offenses

Police Hunt Teen Suspected of Killing 9-Year-Old Boy and Posting Images of His Body Online

Mindfulness, Meditation Techniques Being Used in Public School Classrooms Across County on 750,000 Students

Arizona police chief says “meditation” should be a key piece of officer development

Outrage as CNN host eats human flesh for special on Hinduism

Christians Warn Pope Francis: Making Deal With China Is Big Mistake, Would Worsen Persecution

Shack Author Shares His New Age Mystical Side

Todd White Flees Rebuke of Woman, Threatens to Call Police

Pentecostalism condemns Bill Johnson, Oral Roberts, Che Ahn & Yonggi Cho

Coming into “Alignment”

Jane Whaley /WOFF – D.A. responds to accusations about ADAs affiliated with Word of Faith Fellowship church

N.C. Republican Backed House Bill Could Criminalize Free Speech, Classify as “Terrorism”

Cattle In South Dakota Infected with Bovine Tuberculosis

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 08:51 AM PST

Cattle in South Dakota has been diagnosed with a form of tuberculosis that is a chronic bacterial disease found to impact cattle that occasionally affects…

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Can the Brain Have Activity After Death?

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 08:43 AM PST

(By Kelly McDonald Jr) Recently, doctors in Canada discovered an unusual phenomena: someone who died had brain activity 10 minutes after death. This occurred despite…

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Israel Moves to Limit Muslim Calls to Prayer

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 08:39 AM PST

(By Kelly McDonald Jr) Israel is swiftly moving to limit Muslim calls to prayer in Israel according to one report. Presently, Islamic believers have calls…

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Breaking News: Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 08:34 AM PST

(By Kelly McDonald Jr) A recent report from the LA Times shows that yellow fever has broken out in areas near Brazil’s most densely populated…

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Powerful volcanic eruption in Alaska threatens villages with ash

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 08:33 AM PST

Reports coming out of Alaska are indicating that a volcano has just experienced its largest eruption to date producing a huge ash cloud. This volcano has…

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Radioactive wild boars seen roaming Fukushima’s nuclear wastelands

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 06:44 AM PST

Apparently, there has been rumors and testimonies of residents seeing radioactive boars roaming the nuclear wastelands of Fukushima. These outlandish claims have been scorned and ridiculed until…

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DEVELOPING: Trump sends B-52 Nuclear Bombers to South Korea

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 06:31 AM PST

The saber rattling continues as we are now receiving reports that the president of the United States Donald Trump is sending nuclear bombers to the…

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Welcome to the Robot that will replace “Burger Flippers”

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 06:22 AM PST

Did we really not see this one coming? How long did we think it was going to be until we saw robots being rolled out…

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Iranian commander warns US of ‘Irreversible Consequences’ over actions in Gulf

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 06:12 AM PST

If the United States isn’t haveing tensions with North Korea it seems it’s continually having them with Iran. Now reports are indicating that an Iranian…

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8-Year-Old Boy Claims Angels of God helped Him Lift Car off Dying Dad

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 06:02 AM PST

Do you believe in Angelic assistance? If not you need to hear this powerful testimony that is emerging from an 8-year-old boy by the name…

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Get ready for “Gender Equality” Traffic Lights!

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 05:53 AM PST

Looks like Australia is taking “Gender Equality” to the next level especially in the city of Melbourne. The traditional figures of the traffic light are…

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Examples Of Why We Are the Generation of The End Times

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 05:43 AM PST

In this segment, we will show you why I believe we are truly the generation of the End Times and how Technology and Transporation have…

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1,000 ‘Faith Leaders’ Endorse ‘Shack’ Film Based on Universalist Novel Depicting God as Woman

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 08:05 PM PST

According to a new report from the Christian News Network, The website dedicated to marketing the highly controversial film “The Shack” states that a stunning…

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Stephen Hawking Urges “World Government” to Spare Humanity From technology

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 07:51 PM PST

Stephen Hawking is sounding the alarm that technology needs to be controlled by a “World Government” in order to prevent it from destroying humanity!  According…

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DAYS OF LOT: Are you ready for the First Transgender Doll for Kids?

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 07:45 PM PST

Just when we didn’t think the Transgender trend would go any further, it just did! In fact, it is looking to end up in children’s…

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Signs of the End: Increased Volcanic Activity in Pacific Region

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 07:26 PM PST

In the past few days, five volcanoes have erupted in the Pacific Region, including the coast of Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Ecuador, and Peru. The coastlines…

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Tornadoes Tear Through Midwest US

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 07:20 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr.) On March 6, 2017 at least 36 Tornadoes erupted across four Midwestern States: Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas. Northwest Arkansas and…

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Major Company Considering Shift From Mexico to United States

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 07:12 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) This week Samsung, a Korean-based company, announced that they were making serious plans to shift production away from Mexico and into…

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How to Recognize the Spirit of Infirmity

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 01:58 PM PST

In this segment, we will discuss how many believers in the Body of Christ are dealing with and possibly oppressed with a “Spirit of Infirmity”…

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Major Networks Now Airing Atheists Propoganda

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 01:38 PM PST

While the Main Stream Media and Society continue to rid humanity of any influence of Christ or the Word of God, An ad inviting viewers…

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Television Show Depicts Entire Trump Administration Killed!

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 01:09 PM PST

So where is the outrage over the recent episode of FOX’s post-apocalyptic comedy series “The Last Man on Earth” airing an episode that depicted President Donald…

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China Warns N. Korea to Stop Nuclear Missile Tests to Prevent Confrontation with US

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 01:00 PM PST

China is stepping into a very volatile situation and is urging North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile activities to avoid a “head-on collision”…

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Former Porn Star Gets Saved and Becomes Pastor

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 12:49 PM PST

I love amazing stories like this one coming out regarding a former porn star who reportedly has given her heart to Jesus and has totally…

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RUMORS OF WAR: North Korea Now Capable of Launching Attack on Hawaii

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 12:15 PM PST

North Korea continues to make threats against the United States, and now reports indicate that they could soon have the capacity to launch an attack…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

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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:

JESUS IS GOD

While Jesus was on earth there was much confusion about who He was. Some thought He was a wise man or a great prophet. Others thought He was a madman. Still others couldn’t decide or didn’t care. But Jesus said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). That means He claimed to be nothing less than God in human flesh.

Many people today don’t understand that Jesus claimed to be God. They’re content to think of Him as little more than a great moral teacher. But even His enemies understood His claims to deity. That’s why they tried to stone Him to death (John 5:18; 10:33) and eventually had Him crucified (John 19:7).

C.S. Lewis observed, “You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to” (Mere Christianity [Macmillan, 1952], pp. 40-41).

If the biblical claims of Jesus are true, He is God!

JESUS IS HOLY

God is absolutely and perfectly holy (Isaiah 6:3), therefore He cannot commit or approve of evil (James 1:13).

As God, Jesus embodied every element of God’s character. Colossians 2:9 says, “In Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” He was perfectly holy (Hebrews 4:15). Even His enemies couldn’t prove any accusation against Him (John 8:46)

God requires holiness of us as well. First Peter 1:16 says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

Our failure to obey God—to be holy—places us in danger of eternal punishment (2 Thessalonians 1:9). The truth is, we cannot obey Him because we have neither the desire nor the ability to do so. We are by nature rebellious toward God (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Bible calls our rebellion “sin.” According to Scripture, everyone is guilty of sin: “There is no man who does not sin” (1 Kings 8:46). “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And we are incapable of changing our sinful condition. Jeremiah 13:23 says, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”

That doesn’t mean we’re incapable of performing acts of human kindness. We might even be involved in various religious or humanitarian activities. But we’re utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God on our own. The Bible says, “There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one” (Romans 3:10-12).

God’s holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by death: “The soul who sins will die” (Ezekiel 18:4). That’s hard for us to understand because we tend to evaluate sin on a relative scale, assuming some sins are less serious than others. However, the Bible teaches that all acts of sin are the result of sinful thinking and evil desires. That’s why simply changing our patterns of behavior can’t solve our sin problem or eliminate its consequences. We need to be changed inwardly so our thinking and desires are holy

Jesus is the only one who can forgive and transform us, thereby delivering us from the power and penalty of sin: “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Even though God’s justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior, who paid the penalty and died for sinners: “Christ … died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice, thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him (Romans 3:26). John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” He alone is “our great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13).

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

Some people think it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere. But without a valid object your faith is useless

If you take poison—thinking it’s medicine—all the faith in the world won’t restore your life. Similarly, if Jesus is the only source of salvation, and you’re trusting in anyone or anything else for your salvation, your faith is useless.

Many people assume there are many paths to God and that each religion represents an aspect of truth. But Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). He didn’t claim to be one of many equally legitimate paths to God, or the way to God for His day only. He claimed to be the only way to God—then and forever.

JESUS IS LORD

Contemporary thinking says man is the product of evolution. But the Bible says we were created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with Him

The New Testament reveals it was Jesus Himself who created everything (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). Therefore He also owns and rules everything (Psalm 103:19). That means He has authority over our lives and we owe Him absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship.

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Confessing Jesus as Lord means humbly submitting to His authority (Philippians 2:10-11). Believing that God has raised Him from the dead involves trusting in the historical fact of His resurrection—the pinnacle of Christian faith and the way the Father affirmed the deity and authority of the Son (Romans 1:4; Acts 17:30-31).

True faith is always accompanied by repentance from sin. Repentance is more than simply being sorry for sin. It is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin and pursue holiness (Isaiah 55:7). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15); and “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31).

It isn’t enough to believe certain facts about Christ. Even Satan and his demons believe in the true God (James 2:19), but they don’t love and obey Him. Their faith is not genuine. True saving faith always responds in obedience (Ephesians 2:10).

Jesus is the sovereign Lord. When you obey Him you are acknowledging His lordship and submitting to His authority. That doesn’t mean your obedience will always be perfect, but that is your goal. There is no area of your life that you withhold from Him.

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

All who reject Jesus as their Lord and Savior will one day face Him as their Judge: “God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).

Second Thessalonians 1:7-9 says, “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.”

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

Who does the Bible say Jesus is? The living God, the Holy One, the Savior, the only valid object of saving faith, the sovereign Lord, and the righteous Judge.

Who do you say Jesus is? That is the inescapable question. He alone can redeem you—free you from the power and penalty of sin. He alone can transform you, restore you to fellowship with God, and give your life eternal purpose. Will you repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?


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