March 25-26, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 03/25/2017

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Director: I Wish I Was Like ‘Lord of the Rings’ Star Who Rips Leviticus 18:22 Out of Hotel Bibles   Mar 18, 2017 03:11 pm

The openly homosexual director of Disney’s live action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” once stated during an interview that he wished he could say he was like “Lord of the Rings” star Ian McKellen, who has admitted to ripping Leviticus 18:22 out of hotel Bibles because of its prohibition of homosexual sex acts. “What is first thing you do when you get into a…

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Preacher, HeartCry Missionary Founder Paul Washer Suffers Heart Attack   Mar 21, 2017 05:06 pm

RADFORD, Va. — Respected preacher and HeartCry Missionary Founder Paul Washer suffered a heart attack Monday night and is in stable condition, according to information released by his missionary society. “Paul Washer suffered a heart attack last night. He is in stable condition,” his social media pages simply read Tuesday morning. By the afternoon, an update…

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‘I Kissed a Girl’ Katy Perry Mocks Her Christian Upbringing While Receiving Homosexual Advocacy Award   Mar 20, 2017 12:00 pm

LOS ANGELES — Pop star Katheryn Hudson, who goes by the stage name Katy Perry, mocked her Christian upbringing on Saturday as she received an award from a prominent homosexal advocacy organization. Hudson, the daughter of evangelical minister Keith Hudson and former CCM artist, pointed to her 2008 hit song “I Kissed a Girl” as she told those gathered at the…

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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch: ‘A Fetus Is Not a Person’ Under the Law   Mar 23, 2017 11:40 am

WASHINGTON — During his second day of questioning for his Senate confirmation hearing, Trump U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said that he accepts Roe v. Wade as the “law of the land” and its opinion that a “fetus is not a person.” On Wednesday, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., asked Gorsuch about a sentence in his book “The Future of Assisted Suicide and…

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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch: Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Decision ‘Absolutely Settled Law’   Mar 21, 2017 07:47 pm

WASHINGTON (Daily Magazine) — Judge Neil Gorsuch referred to the Supreme Court’s recent same-sex “marriage” decision as “settled law” on Tuesday, using a stronger phrase than he has for other legal precedents. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., asked Gorsuch to explain how his views on “marriage equality” have changed since 2004, when the George W. Bush administration was…

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Male Student Sues School District After Girl Allowed to Undress in Boys’ Locker Room   Mar 22, 2017 02:58 pm

READING, Penn. — A male student at a Pennsylvania high school and his parents have filed suit against their school district after a female student was allowed to undress in the boys’ locker room because she identifies as a boy. The student, whose name has not been disclosed, attends Boyertown High School, approximately a half an hour outside of…

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Virginia Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Helping Ex-Lesbian Flee Country With Daughter   Mar 23, 2017 09:47 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Virginia man who was found guilty last September of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for helping an ex-lesbian flee the country with her daughter has been sentenced to three years in prison. “In truth, I was not at all motivated by Lisa Miller’s and Janet Jenkins’ lifestyle,” Philip Zodhiates told the court on Wednesday,…

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California Pastor Hospitalized With Broken Hip After Being Attacked by Former Member   Mar 24, 2017 09:46 am

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. — A pastor in California has been hospitalized with a broken hip and a laceration to his head after being attacked Wednesday night by a former member. According to reports, Rudy Trujillo, the pastor of Faith Center in San Fernando, was exiting his vehicle Wednesday when a man who had left the church several years ago came up from behind him,…

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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch: Roe v. Wade Is ‘Precedent’ and Has Been ‘Repeatedly Reaffirmed’   Mar 21, 2017 01:46 pm

WASHINGTON — During his first day of questioning for his Senate confirmation hearing, Trump U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch stated firmly that he believes Roe v. Wade is precedent and has been repeatedly reaffirmed, and that “a good judge” should treat it accordingly. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley asked Gorsuch about the matter…

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American Missionary to Nicaragua Sentenced to Probation for Helping Ex-Lesbian Who Fled Country With Daughter   Mar 23, 2017 07:03 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An American missionary to Nicaragua has been sentenced to time served plus one year of probation for helping an ex-lesbian flee the U.S. with her child seven years ago. Timothy Miller, also known as Timo, had entered a guilty plea in November on a charge of charge of conspiracy in international parental kidnapping for purchasing plane…

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Romancing the World: The Compromised Church

A growing number of evangelical pastors and leaders in our day are diluting the message of the gospel. Preaching the gospel and witnessing has morphed into pep talks on relationship building and developing friendships. Many churches are concerned with what the surrounding community thinks about them and many Christians are equally concerned with what people think about them rather than what God thinks.

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Weekend Snapshot

Mar. 25, 2017
Top Stories This Week
Top Opinion
Star Parker: A Nation of Law, Not Politics, With Gorsuch
Ben Shapiro: Why Does It Feel Like Everything’s a Scandal?
Erick Erickson: A Galaxy Note 7 for the President, Please
Dennis Prager: The Most Dangerous Addiction of Them All: Entitlements
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Quote of the Week

“It would be a mistake to suggest that originalism turns on the secret intentions of the drafters of the language of the law. The point of originalism [or] textualism … is to strive to understand what the words on the page mean. Not import words that come from us, but apply what you, the people’s representative, the lawmakers, have done.” —Neil Gorsuch


Top News – 3/25/2017

Report: US, Russia agree to help Israel ‘expel’ Iran from Syria
The United States, Russia and Israel have reportedly reached a consensus on the need to restrict and eventually expel pro-Iranian forces from gaining influence in Syria, the Kuwati daily newspaper Al-Rai reported Saturday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the Arab outlet, has reached an understanding with Washington and Moscow that pro-Iranian forces, including Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah, constitute an “existential threat” to the Jewish state.

After London terror attack, UK blasts UNHRC anti-Israel bias
The United Kingdom blasted the United Nations Human Rights Council for its biased treatment of Israel and for failing to condemn Palestinian terrorism in a strongly worded speech it delivered in Geneva on Friday. “Today we are putting the Human Rights Council on notice,” UK Ambassador Julian Braithwaite told the UNHRC…“If things do not change, in the future we will adopt a policy of voting against all resolutions concerning Israel’s conduct in the Occupied Syrian and Palestinian Territories,” Braithwaite said.

EU summit: Leaders meet for Rome anniversary
Leaders of 27 European Union countries, not including the UK, are meeting in the Italian capital to celebrate 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. The countries will sign a new declaration to honour the 1957 treaty, which paved the way for the bloc’s foundation. British Prime Minister Theresa May is not attending the celebrations. She plans to launch the Brexit process on Wednesday.

Venezuela asks the UN to help boost supply of medicines
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has asked for help from the United Nations to boost supplies of medicine. Mr Maduro said the UN had the expertise to normalise the supply and distribution of drugs in the country. Venezuela’s Medical Federation said recently that hospitals had less than 5% of the medicines they needed.

After health care bill’s withdrawal, elation and anger
Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health care would not be the last. The withdrawal of the Republican-sponsored health bill in the face of likely defeat Friday in the U.S. House seemed to ensure that the deep divisions over the Affordable Care Act and its possible replacement will continue to simmer.

Hamas commander assassinated in Gaza
Unknown assailants gunned down Hamas operative Mazan Fukha Friday night outside his home in Tel al-Hawa, in the Gaza Strip. According to Hamas’ military wing, Fukha, who was released in a prisoner exchange deal for captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, was shot in the head four times with a silenced weapon by unknown attackers who fled the scene. Fukha, who was deported to Gaza as part of the Shalit deal, was responsible for planning terror attacks in the West Bank.

Korea appears all set for nuke test: officials
North Korea seems to have finished preparing for another nuclear test, waiting for leader Kim Jong-un’s final decision, South Korean defense officials warned Friday. “It’s assessed that North Korea is capable of conducting a nuclear test within hours after Kim Jong-un’s order,” an official said on the condition of anonymity. “We are keeping close tabs on its nuclear-related facilities with combined assets with the U.S.”

Naked people slaughter a sheep at Auschwitz death camp
Eleven men and women in their twenties on Friday slaughtered a sheep and took their clothes off at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, according to police and the museum at the site in southern Poland.

Imam calling for Jews to be killed in sermon at Montreal mosque draws police complaint
A Montreal mosque is facing a police complaint and rebukes from the larger Muslim community after a video of an imam delivering a sermon in which he asks for Jews to be killed surfaced online.

OPEC Out Of Moves As Goldman Sachs Expects Another Oil Glut In 2018
“OPEC has used up most of its arsenal of verbal weapons to support the market. One hundred percent compliance by all is the only tool they have left and on that account they are struggling,

Dear Fed: This Is Where The Inflation You Are Looking For Is “Hiding”
“while consumer prices (and other measures of inflation in the real economy) were disinflating, the generous policies of the central banks resulted in rapid inflation of financial asset prices…”

Hunt & Kill All White Women’ Facebook Post Deemed Not Hate Speech
The way in which Facebook polices content on its network is under scrutiny again after it was revealed that a post in which a user called for white women to be “hunted and killed” was deemed to not be a violation of community standards.

Scientists Warn That The Coming California Megaquake Could Plunge Large Portions Of The State Into The Ocean
According to the study, a California megaquake would potentially cause some sections of southern California to suddenly drop by as much as 3 feet, and that could result in vast stretches of land “ending up at or below sea level”…


Top Headlines – 3/25/2017

In letter to Trump, 191 House members urge support for two states

Top Republican senator: Not time for ‘splashy’ peace talks

Merkel: Israeli construction undermines ‘two-state solution’

UK delivers unprecedented condemnation of UN anti-Israel ‘bias’

After UNHRC adopts 5 anti-Israel resolutions, UK vows to oppose all future such moves

UN secretary-general reaffirms ancient Jewish ties to Jerusalem

UN: Israel didn’t comply with Security Council call to stop settlements

Kibbutz movement to celebrate 50 years of settlements in Golan

Hamas terror official assassinated in Gaza; Israel blamed

Imam calling for Jews to be killed in sermon at Montreal mosque draws police complaint

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

Police believe suspect began JCC hoax bomb campaign because army rejected him

Bipartisan bill in House and Senate targets settlement boycotters with fines

The 5 best exotic Passover hotels

From Cairo to Berlin: Why is ISIS Targeting Christians?

Israel-Syria Clash: With Missile Fire, Assad Is Trying to Change the Rules of the Game

U.S. Investigating Mosul Strikes Said to Have Killed Up to 200 Civilians

Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul, civilians flee city

UN warns that destroying cultural heritage may be war crime

Flynn, Turkish officials talked about removal of Erdogan foe from US, former CIA boss says

Caroline Glick: The Iran deal Trump needs to make with the Russians is clear

Chechnya: Russian soldiers killed in clash with insurgents

UN boosts inquiry into North Korea crimes against humanity

Suspected suicide bomber dies near Bangladesh airport

Women’s March Terrorist Takes Plea Bargain in Terror Case

Terror fears in Lille following shooting near metro station in French city

Pope Francis says the EU ‘risks dying’

Immigration lawyers warn of visa delays and more denials with beefed-up vetting

ICE is targeting ‘sanctuary cities’ with raids

Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill in humiliating loss

Trump: I never said repeal and replace would come in 64 days

After health care bill’s withdrawal, elation and anger

Bernie Sanders calls withdrawal of GOP health bill ‘victory’

Spicer: Now Democrats Must Own Collapsing ObamaCare

Conservative group calls for ouster of Ryan, GOP leaders after Obamacare repeal failure

Steve Bannon Says American Health Care Act ‘Written by the Insurance Industry’

In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

Debt limit looks like a real struggle after AHCA debacle

OPEC Out Of Moves As Goldman Sachs Expects Another Oil Glut In 2018

Venezuela increased fuel exports to allies even as supply crunch loomed

Google and social media companies could be prosecuted if they show extremist videos

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Mosquera, Colombia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Ishikawa, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Iquique, Chile

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 30,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colomba erupts to 23,000ft

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

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 15,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 11,000ft

Mammoth Lakes got so much snow this winter it called in the National Guard for help

Ice-spraying balloons are the latest climate idea because we are running out of climate ideas

Philippines leader scolds EU for ‘idiotic’ drug rehab solution

Blood test detects cancer and pinpoints location…before symptoms appear

Dogs detect breast cancer from bandage: researchers

Taiwan top court hears landmark gay marriage case

Associated Press issues new guidance on sex, gender: ‘avoid’ referring to ‘both’ or ‘either’ sexes

The Mystery of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Faith

Russia’s Plan to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses Puts Evangelicals in a Tight Spot

Nudists slaughter a sheep at Auschwitz; Polish police not sure why

Russia Testing Nuclear Weapons System known as Satan, Capable of Wiping out Texas or France

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 09:00 PM PDT

It is being reported that for several months now Russia has been testing a Nuclear Weapons Delivery System known as “Satan 2”!  This monster can…

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Canada’s Largest School System Cancels Trips to US, Fearful of Travel Ban

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 08:41 PM PDT

The recent travel orders implemented by the current president Donald Trump has prompted the largest school district in Canada to cancel all future trips to…

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Prophetic Voices: ‘Exposure’ and ‘Dividing’ Are Coming due to ‘Perversion’ in the Church

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 07:17 PM PDT

(By Michael Snyder) When prophetic voices all over the nation start saying the exact same thing, you might want to start listening. In the Scriptures,…

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Robots Could Replace Third of U.S. Jobs Within 15 years

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 07:00 PM PDT

As if no one didn’t see this coming soon. Did you know that you may be one of 38% of Americans who could soon see…

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DEVELOPING: North Korea Appears Ready For Nuke Test

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 06:50 PM PDT

South Korean Defence officials are now warning that North Korea now seems to have finished preparing for another nuclear test and is now simply waiting for…

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Canada Passes Motion to Condemn “Islamophobia”

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 06:33 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) On Thursday, the Canadian House of Commons passed a bill to condemn Islamophobia, which they define as criticism of Islam. The…

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UN Secretary General Acknowledges Jewish Connection to Temple Mount

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 06:29 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) In a recent interview, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres affirmed to World Jewish Congress President Ron Lauder that the Romans destroyed…

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Breaking News: Shooting in Northern France – Multiple Injured

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 03:44 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) BREAKING NEWS…DEVELOPING STORY… There has been a shooting in northern France in the city of Lille. The event happened at the…

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Why God Forbids Speaking to the Dead!

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 03:02 PM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this segment, we will discuss the dangers of seeking out Witches, Mediums, Sorcerors, Card Readers, and messing with Quija Boards to…

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Blue Lives Matter flag deemed ‘racist,’ ordered to come down in Florida

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 12:59 PM PDT

Another day, Another person offended. This next story comes out of Florida where a woman is being told to take down her Blue Lives Matter…

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Tomb of Christ at Risk of ‘Catastrophic’ Collapse

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 12:46 PM PDT

Could the Tomb of Christ collapse? A new shocking report from Scientists has just revealed that the holiest site in Christianity may collapse at any moment…

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New Blood test detects cancer and pinpoints location…before symptoms appear

Posted: 24 Mar 2017 12:34 PM PDT

Imagine going for a doctor visit and getting a blood test that was able to detect and in target cancer in your body before any…

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Top News – 3/26/2017

Iran sanctions 15 US firms, citing Israel ties and ‘human rights’
Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 US companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. The agency quoted Iran’s foreign ministry as saying the companies had “flagrantly violated human rights” and cooperated with Israel against the Palestinians. It was not immediately clear if any of the companies, which included defense technology firm Raytheon, had any dealings with Iran or whether they would be affected in any way by Tehran’s action…

Israel’s coalition heads aim to end crisis
The heads of the parties in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition will meet on Sunday in an effort to resolve a crisis over the fate of public broadcasting. Netanyahu has threatened to initiate elections over the issue…But the other party heads in the coalition oppose taking that step…“It is Kahlon who is forcing elections, and if he does not agree, yes, we will go to elections,” Bitan said. “He is leading us to a situation we don’t want. We expect Kahlon to go toward us.”

Hamas closes Erez crossing between Gaza and Israel
The Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry closed the Erez crossing until further notice on Sunday, a ministry spokesman said, a day after Hamas accused Israel of assassinating a senior member of its military wing, the Izzadin Kassam Brigades. “The closure of the Beit Hanoun crossing [Erez] comes as a part of the steps being taken by the security apparatus following the crime of assassinating Mazen Fuqaha,” Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry Spokesman Iyad Bazm said in a statement published on the ministry’s website.

Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in DR Congo
Militia fighters in DR Congo have decapitated about 40 police officers in an ambush in the central province of Kasai, local officials say. Fighters from the Kamwina Nsapu group attacked a police convoy. Six policemen who spoke the local Tshiluba were freed, but the rest were killed, Kasai Assembly President Francois Kalamba said.

Sylhet blasts kill four amid Bangladesh militant raid
Six people – two police officers and four civilians – have been killed in twin bombings in north-eastern Bangladesh, officials say. The blasts in Sylhet occurred near an apartment building where commandoes have been trying to flush out a group of suspected Islamist militants. Earlier many civilians were evacuated from the block of flats. The suspects have refused to surrender.

Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader, arrested in Moscow
Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navanly, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow, witnesses say. Protesters tried to prevent a police van from taking him away. Navalny is known for his anti-corruption campaign, which targeted senior officials close to the Kremlin.

Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One dead, 14 injured, police say
One person has been killed and 14 injured in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio. At least two gunmen were involved in the incident at the Cameo Night Club, according to the Cincinnati Police Department. There was no indication the shooting was terror-related, Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said on Twitter.

Witches to cast spell on Trump … again!
Among the angry liberals who refuse to accept the 2016 presidential election results that put Donald Trump in the Oval Office are witches who will be gathering at midnight on Sunday to cast spells. Again. They already tried last month to conjure up magic to remove him from office. Witches, exorcists and occultists say they again will cast a “binding spell” designed to “bind Donald Trump and all who abet him.”

China Vice Premier Sees `Unstoppable Momentum’ of Globalization
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli told a gathering of Asian leaders that the world must commit to multilateral free trade under the World Trade Organization and needs to reform global economic governance…“The river of globalization and free trade will always move forward with unstoppable momentum to the vast ocean of the global economy,” Zhang said. China will remain a strong force in the world economy and for peace and stability…

Anti-Semitism expressed by a quarter of the German population
“20-25% of the German population expresses anti-Semitism when it comes to criticism of Israel,” says Dr. Andreas Zick of Bielefeld University. Dr. Zick has been conducting surveys on xenophobia for years…”There is a rise in anti-Semitism, especially in the right-wing, populist movement,” said Dr. Zick to Ynet. “However, we are also seeing the differences between traditional anti-Semitism, which is quite low, and modern anti-Semitism, especially with regard to criticism of Israel, which is on a big rise.”

Israel-Lebanon maritime dispute heats up
Nabih Berri, Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament, called Israel’s proposed legislation to annex a section of disputed maritime territory a “declaration of war.” In an interview with Lebanese media, Berri said, “This will be the Shebaa Farms conflict at sea, which will open a situation with many dangerous possibilities.”…Yedioth Ahronoth learned that the Israeli government is planning to pass the Maritime Areas Bill, which will define Israel’s economic waters and include the disputed maritime territory between Lebanon and Israel.

OPEC, non-OPEC committee recommends extending oil output cut by six months
A joint committee of ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers recommended extending by six months a global deal to reduce oil output, it said in a statement on Sunday. OPEC and rival oil-producing countries were meeting in Kuwait to review progress with their global pact to cut supplies. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and 11 other leading oil producers including Russia agreed in December to cut their combined output by almost 1.8 million barrels per day in the first half of the year.

Iran denies harassing U.S. warships in Gulf, warns of clashes
Iran denied on Saturday U.S. accusations that its fast-attack boats were “harassing” warships at the mouth of the Gulf, and said Washington would be responsible for any clashes in the key oil shipping route. U.S. Navy commanders earlier accused Iran of jeopardizing international navigation by “harassing” warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz and said future incidents could result in miscalculation and lead to an armed clash.

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks, following a planned vote on April 16 that could give him sweeping new powers.

“They’re Like The Praetorian Guard” – Whistleblower Confirms NSA Targeted Congress, The Supreme Court, & Trump
“Inside NSA there are a set of people who are… are targeting and looking at all the members of the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congress, both House and Senate, as well as the White House”

McCain: “The New World Order Is Under Enormous Strain”
In a “new world order under enormous strain” and in “the titanic struggle with forces of radicalism … we can’t stand by and lament, we’ve got to be involved,” said John McCain who quoted by the EU Observer. “I trust the EU,” he said, defending an opposite view from that of US president Donald Trump, who said in January that the UK “was so smart in getting out” of the EU and that Nato was “obsolete.”

Iraq suspends Mosul offensive after coalition airstrike atrocity
Iraqi military leaders have halted their push to recapture west Mosul from Islamic State as international outrage grew over the civilian toll from airstrikes that killed at least 150 people in a single district of the city.

There Will Be Those Who Perish In The Next Crisis, And Those “Who Survive In Underground Luxury”
The Oppidum is billed as “the largest billionaire bunker in the world.” This top-secret facility, once a joint project between the former Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic and Slovakia), was built over 10 years beginning in 1984. The premiere apocalypse dwelling is a place that billionaires can live out the horrors of the apocalypse- be it zombie or other- in luxury with every amenity you could ever hope for.

Air Force’s Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record
The ongoing mission of the U.S. Air Force’s robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program’s history. As of today (March 25), the X-37B has spent 675 days on its latest Earth-circling mission, which is known as Orbital Test Vehicle-4 (OTV-4). The previous record was 674 days, set during OTV-3, which lasted from December 2012 to October 2014.


Top Headlines – 3/26/2017

AIPAC to push for Iran legislation, two-state solution at annual conference

TV report says Israel may agree to settlement limits in exchange for new Amona

Netanyahu denies deal to limit West Bank settlement construction

Netanyahu’s honeymoon with Trump ends abruptly

Trump to send envoy to Arab Summit

Breakthrough in JCC bomb threat case said to come after Trump sent FBI to Israel

The generation of parents see their children losing connection to Israel and Judaism

Under the Dead Sea, warnings of dire drought

In war-scarred Gaza, water pollution behind health woes

As Israeli forces go on high alert after Faqha killing, Hamas may be looking to avoid a war

Hamas shuts Gaza crossing, blames Israel for official’s killing

Hezbollah blames Israel for assassination of Hamas terrorist

Thousands attend funeral of slain terrorist as Hamas vows revenge

Iran sanctions 15 US companies for supporting Israel

Report: US, Russia agree to help Israel ‘expel’ Iran from Syria

Medical relief group: Syria hospitals need ‘fortification’

Iraq suspends Mosul offensive after coalition airstrike atrocity

US command: Mosul airstrike occured at the request of Iraq forces

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid

US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect

London Terror Attack Lasted 82 Seconds Before Suspect Shot Dead, Police Say

Major nations responsible for keeping world peace: China vice premier

China Vice Premier Sees ‘Unstoppable Momentum’ of Globalization

McCain: “The New World Order Is Under Enormous Strain”

EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary

EU leaders mark bloc’s 60th anniversary as turning point

E.U. Leaders Sign Rome Declaration and Proclaim a ‘Common Future’ (Minus Britain)

Anti-Brexit protesters hit London streets

Police in Belarus have arrested hundreds of people during protests against a so-called “social parasites” tax on the under-employed

Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One dead, 14 injured, police say

Violence breaks out at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach

Trump supporter thought president would only deport ‘bad hombres.’ Instead, her husband is being deported.

Intelligence Committee Democrats hell bent on destroying Trump presidency

Trump signals new hope for ObamaCare overhaul, says ‘Do not worry!’

Pence vows Trump will continue ObamaCare fight, calls out Democrats and Republicans

Trump blames Democrats for GOP health care bill failure, says ObamaCare is ‘imploding’

Divided GOP makes dismantling ObamaCare little more than campaign promise

Can Republicans govern if they can’t keep a promise they’ve made for 7 years?

Venezuela asks UN for help as medicine shortages grow severe

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Vehicle Program After Accident

NASA Says Claims Of UFOs Near Space Station Are A Bunch Of Space Garbage

Lowest bidders threaten Nepal’s quake-hit heritage

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Enarotali, Indonesia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Madang, Papua New Guinea

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Enarotali, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Siglufjordur, Iceland

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

Kambalny volcano in southern Kamchatka, Russia: first historic eruption surprises scientists

Northeastern Australia to face direct hit from strengthening Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Rare March tropical system may brew in the Atlantic early next week

Flooding kills 11 in Angola

2017 already marked by climate extremes: UN

Monuments, Countries Douse Lights for ‘Earth Hour’

Thousands of monkeys are dying from yellow fever in Brazil

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Israeli MK gives birth to baby girl conceived with gay friend

Should it be illegal to be a stay-at-home mom? Why feminists are so frustrated

Virginia police arrest sword-wielding man dressed as the Joker

A Night Among the Witches Fighting the Trump Administration

Student Groups at Christian-Identified University Seeking Softer Policies on Homosexuality

Posted: 26 Mar 2017 06:50 AM PDT

1 Timothy 4:1– Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines…

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DEVELOPING: NATO troops head for Poland ‘to deter Russian offensive actions’

Posted: 26 Mar 2017 05:40 AM PDT

It seems like military movement is happening everywhere we look in this hour. From the South China Sea to the Mideast and now according to new…

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BREAKING NEWS: Syria Threatens to Fire Scud Missiles at Israel

Posted: 25 Mar 2017 05:10 PM PDT

Sources are indicating that the Syrian leadership has sent messages to Israel warning that any further strikes on targets within Syria’s borders will be returned…

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BREAKING NEWS: Volcano Erupts In Russia After 248 Years Of Being Dormant

Posted: 25 Mar 2017 12:36 PM PDT

According to reports coming out of Russia, An eruption has just occurred for the first time in 248 years or since 1769, and tourist organizations are…

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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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