March 29, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Mar. 29, 2017 |

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The U.S. and Japan are taking steps toward upgrading ties with Taiwan, risking a run-in with China as Donald Trump and Xi Jinping prepare for a first meeting in Florida next week.

President Donald Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is among the most vigorous advocates of lowering drug costs by approving cheap generics faster, an initiative aimed directly at the profit centers of major companies.

About a third of the risky car loans that are bundled into bonds are considered “deep subprime,” a level that has surged since 2010 and is translating to higher delinquencies on the loans, according to Morgan Stanley. Consumers are falling behind on most subprime car loans, but deep subprime borrowers have deteriorated fastest, the analysts said.

A senior executive at one of Turkey’s largest state-owned banks was arrested in the U.S. on charges of conspiring to evade trade sanctions on Iran, escalating a case that has prompted diplomatic tensions and political maneuvering between the two countries.

Starship Technologies, the London-based company that has created six-wheeled self-driving delivery robots, will begin taking customers Domino’s pizzas in Germany and the Netherlands.

Mercedes-Benz is accelerating its rollout of battery-powered autos in a race to meet tighter emissions rules as European buyers turn away from fuel-efficient diesel cars.

AP Top Stories

Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, saying there was “no turning back” from a decision pitching her country into the unknown and triggering years of fraught negotiations.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has asked all members of the DNC staff to submit resignation letters by April 15, NBC News reported Tuesday.

U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation’s top opioid drug makers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country’s deadly opioid crisis.

A teenage girl in Maryland has been accused of plotting a mass shooting at her high school that she anticipated would end with her own death, police said. The suspect, 18-year-old honor roll student Nichole Cevario, was immediately pulled from class Thursday after her father warned officials at Catoctin High School in Thurmont that she was a threat to student safety.

Uber says it is resuming its self-driving car program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was suspended following a crash over the weekend.

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and a man who wants to nuke Mars, has founded a new company. According to WSJ sources, Neuralink is a new venture that aims to pursue “neural lace” technology to help brains interface with computers.

As the water level in the seas and oceans around the world continues to rise, there are many coastal areas that are at risk. A new study by researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) showed that California is definitely one of those places, and that the golden state could find anywhere between a third and two-thirds of its southern beaches completely eroded by 2100.

The remains of two U.N. investigators who went missing earlier this month are likely among bodies discovered by villagers in central Democratic Republic of Congo, the father of one victim and Congo’s government spokesman said on Tuesday

More than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic.

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, already a White House senior adviser, will take on the additional task of overseeing an effort to overhaul the federal government, the White House said on Monday. Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, will lead a White House Office of American Innovation to leverage business ideas and potentially privatize some government functions as the White House pushes to shrink government, cut federal employees and eliminate regulations.

Homebuyers are trickling back into the mortgage market, but not enough to offset the industry’s steep and steady drop in refinance business. Total mortgage application volume was essentially flat last week, falling just 0.8 percent from the previous week.

BBC

Police in Washington have fired on a woman in a car after she struck a police vehicle near the US Capitol and tried to run over several officers.

Opponents of President Donald Trump’s decision to scrap his predecessor’s climate change policies say they will organize a public campaign and pursue legal avenues to challenge it.

A missing Indonesian man was found dead inside the body of a python, according to local police. The reticulated python, reported to be 23ft-long, was cut open and the man’s body was found.

US internet service providers will soon no longer need consent from users to share browsing history with marketers and other third parties. Supporters of the move said it would increase competition, but critics said it would have a “chilling effect” on online privacy. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the order soon.

WND

A new Ipsos poll finds that 61 percent of adults say Islam is incompatible with French society, compared to just 17 percent who say the same about Judaism and 6 percent who believe Catholicism is incompatible with French society.

Long known for its ties to Saudi royals – who helped foot the bill for its Islamic studies program – Georgetown University is also strongly tied to radical elements in Qatar who call for killing Jews. In fact, it has a satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, and is hosting a lecture Tuesday evening by a convicted felon and known member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a designated foreign terrorist organization.


The Briefing 03-29-17

History, law, and abortion politics: Why is Europe more conservative on abortion than America?

No middle ground on life and death: Why the Democratic Party isn’t likely to change on abortion

Money, markets, and marijuana: Colorado to protect lucrative marijuana industry if Feds crack down

Should we break up the liberal city? Looking closer at history’s urban-rural divide

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Top News – 3/29/2017

Huge North Atlantic Ocean Storm Produces Stunning Satellite Imagery
A huge ocean storm spinning in the north Atlantic Ocean this week is making for stunning satellite imagery. The images are of an intense low-pressure system that saw its minimum central pressure drop to 958 millibars Monday. Hurricane-force winds were detected by satellite at that time over the open north Atlantic waters, according to NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center. Wave heights maxed out at 45 feet near the low-pressure center.

Iran May Grant Russia Access to Its Military Facilities on Certain Terms
Tehran is willing to grant Russia ad hoc access to its military bases should Moscow need them to carry out its counterterrorism operations, with the Iranian leadership making a discrete decision in each particular case.

Dem lawmaker tips off illegals in MS-13 hotbed
A Democrat state lawmaker in Massachusetts has been caught tipping off illegals – many of whom are violent street gang members, child sex offenders and drug traffickers – to imminent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids Tuesday, even telling criminal targets not to open their doors, to stay silent, to refuse to sign anything and to “fight back” with an attorney.

Rabbi Tuly Weisz Prays at UN Podium: World Leaders Should Recognize Truth of Bible
When the United Nations (UN), in October 2016, passed a contentious anti-Israel resolution denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem, publisher of The Israel Bible and founder of Israel365 Rabbi Tuly Weisz decided to go full-steam-ahead and “Bombard Them With Bibles”. “Anyone who can disconnect the Jewish nation from Jerusalem has not read the Bible,”

US Planning Unprecedented Peace Summit Between Israel, Palestinians, Arab States: Report
The Trump administration is reportedly exploring whether or not to hold an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit that would be attended by Arab leaders from the Gulf states.

UK PM Theresa May to trigger Brexit Wednesday
On Wednesday, the prime minister will officially tell the EU’s other 27 members that the UK wants to pull out, just over nine months after the British public backed withdrawal in a referendum. By triggering Article 50 of the 2009 Lisbon Treaty, Theresa May will set in motion the two-year negotiations on the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU on 29 March 2019.

Huge 6.6 magnitude earthquake rocks eastern Russia
The UGS said: “An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck near Komandorskiye Ostrava in Russia’s far east on Wednesday.” There was no immediate report of any casualties or destruction.

Terrifying new MEGA FAULT found beneath California with power to cause Big One
SCIENTISTS have left Californians terrified after they revealed two fault lines in the state are connected and form a ‘mega fault’ system.

Arab world surprisingly mum on Modi visit to Israel
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned visit to Israel this summer, the first by an Indian head of state, has not led to any protest from the Arab world, according to Bobby Ghosh, editor-in-chief of the mass circulation Hindustan Times. Ghosh wrote in a column in his paper on Tuesday that no Arab state has voiced displeasure at the visit, either publicly or through diplomatic back channels.

Political crisis deepens, Netanyahu and Kahlon fail to reach agreement
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and their closest advisers met late Tuesday at the Prime Minister’s Office in another effort to resolve the political crisis over public broadcasting and avoid a general election, but failed to reach an agreement…On Wednesday morning, Israel radio quoted a source in the coalition saying the countdown to elections may have begun.

New PLO ambassador to US has high hopes for Trump era
US President Donald Trump has demonstrated that he is interested in reviving the peace process between the Palestinians and Israelis, incoming PLO Ambassador to the United States Husam Zomlot told journalists ahead of his departure for Washington…“All indicators are that President [Donald] Trump is serious and keen about restarting the peace process,” said Zomlot, who will officially start his new role on April 1.

Article 50: May signs letter that will trigger Brexit
Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK’s departure from the European Union. Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk later. In a statement in the Commons, the prime minister will then tell MPs this marks “the moment for the country to come together”.

California is the top state with most UFO sightings, say UFO experts
According to a new UFO reference book…California is the top state with the most UFO sightings in the country. California is followed by Florida, Texas, Washington and Pennsylvania respectively. New York came in at 6th followed by Arizona, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. The “UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015” is a deep data dive into UFO sightings reported to The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) and the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) from 2001 to 2015, explains author and UFO columnist Cheryl Costa.

North Korea could be in final stages of nuclear test preparations: report
Satellite imagery of North Korea’s main nuclear test site taken over the weekend indicates that Pyongyang could be in the final stages of preparations for a sixth nuclear test, a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday. Washington-based 38 North, a website that monitors North Korea, said the images from Saturday showed the continued presence of vehicles and trailers at the Punggye-ri test site and signs that communications cables may have been laid to a test tunnel.

Right before Passover, 230 olim from Ukraine land in Israel
Right before Passover, 230 new immigrants from Ukraine landed in Ben Gurion Airport early Tuesday as part of the Freedom Flight organized by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ)…For many of them the upcoming Passover holiday will be the first celebrated in Israel. Part of a recent wave of Aliyah…78 families arrived, with the majority expected to settle in the north and center of the country. Among the olim (new immigrants) are four Holocaust survivors and more than 40 children.

Supreme Court nominee to face confirmation vote April 7: Senate leader
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate would have a final vote on April 7 on President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, even as more Democrats opposed his confirmation. The Gorsuch nomination, McConnell told reporters, will hit the Senate floor next week after the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday approves him. McConnell added that Gorsuch will be “confirmed on Friday” of next week.

Exclusive: Thai junta seeks law to bring more order to Buddhism
Thailand’s military government is working on a law to help regulate Buddhism, officials say, giving the junta far more say over a pillar of Thai society that has so far eluded its control. The proposed bill…would appear to significantly reduce the say of the Sangha Supreme Council, Buddhism’s governing body in Thailand…”The bill does not ‘support’, but forces monks to obey and stay under state governance, which is inappropriate,” Phra Metha Winairos, deputy dean of Mahamakut Buddhist University…

Scottish Lawmakers Back Independence Referendum Call
Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European Union exit button.

DNC Asks Entire Staff For Resignation Letters
New DNC Chair Tom Perez:  “What we’re trying to do is culture change.  We’re repairing a plane at 20,000 feet. You can’t land the plane, shut it down, and close it until further notice.”

White House plan to help pay for border wall is a long shot
The White House is calling for immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community development grants to help pay for the border wall that President Donald Trump repeatedly promised would be financed by Mexico.

The Transformation Of Our Nation Into A Surveillance State Is Almost Complete
“The surveillance state is almost ubiquitous, and it has been made so through the efforts of our own complacencies.”

New Study Says Robots Took All Of Detroit’s Jobs, Not Mexico
“We are being afflicted with a new disease of which some readers may not have heard the name, but of which they will hear a great deal in the years to come—namely, technological unemployment.” – John Maynard Keynes (1930).

Japan loans Manila military planes for South China Sea
The Philippines Monday took delivery of two Japanese military surveillance aircraft to help it patrol vital sea lanes in the South China Sea, despite Manila’s increasingly conciliatory stance to Beijing’s claims over the disputed waters.


CALIFORNIA CHARGES UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATORS WITH 15 FELONIES TO PROTECT PLANNED PARENTHOOD CORRUPTION

California prosecutors charged the filmmakers behind undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives with 15 felonies Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.

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ZeroHedge Frontrunning: March 29

  • British PM May fires starting gun on Brexit (Read More); Britain Starts ‘Historic’ Brexit Process (BBG)
  • Firms stack up Brexit warnings as May triggers divorce talks (Read More)
  • Huge range of sterling forecasts clouds horizon for Brexit talks (Read More)
  • Merger of Deutsche B??rse and LSE Blocked by EU Regulator (Read More)
  • After crippling cost overruns, Toshiba’s Westinghouse files for bankruptcy (Read More)
  • Manafort Received Loans From Former Trump Adviser (Read More)
  • The Great Nevada Lithium Rush to Fuel the New Economy (Read More)
  • More States Weigh Expanding Medicaid After Health Bill’s Demise (Read More)
  • Germany to block right-winger from ceremonial post in parliament (Read More)
  • FDA Approves Drug for Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (Read More)
  • Behind Trump Rally Resilience Is Unusually Firm Profit Outlook (Read More)
  • Stores Serving Immigrants Feel Pinched by Trump Moves (Read More)
  • Police union warns Trump ‘sanctuary city’ cuts could risk safety (Read More)
  • German engineering association sees potential upswing in U.S. (Read More)
  • Malaysia inspects North Korean coal ship for possible U.N. sanctions breach (Read More)
  • Amazon and Facebook Hit Unexpected Obstacle in India: China (Read More)
  • Islamic State shelling stops work on damaged Syrian dam (Read More)

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Report: China Aborted 336 Million Babies Since 1971
Report: China Aborted 336 Million Babies Since 1971
by Veronica Neffinger
China recently released statistics that reveal that there have been 336 million abortions performed in the country over the past four decades.
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Franklin Graham Criticizes Republicans and Democrats for Failing to Pass Healthcare Bill
Franklin Graham Criticizes Republicans and Democrats for Failing to Pass Healthcare Bill
by Veronica Neffinger
The Rev. Franklin Graham recently called out Republicans for failing to pass a new healthcare bill.
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Egyptian Copts Finally Fulfilling ‘Dream’ of Traveling to Jerusalem
Egyptian Copts Finally Fulfilling ‘Dream’ of Traveling to Jerusalem
by Jacob Wirtschafter and Mina Nader
For years, pilgrimages for Egypt’s Coptic Christians were discouraged. Now, it is a dream increasingly being realized.
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7 Events from the Past Year that Shaped Race Relations—and Rocked America
7 Events from the Past Year that Shaped Race Relations—and Rocked America
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To advance better understanding across racial lines, one must listen in and consider the black experience. Seven recent events have given trauma or hope, and sometimes both, to minority people resilient in standing for justice.
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Christian Student Reprimanded for Disagreeing with Muslim Professor about the Resurrection
Christian Student Reprimanded for Disagreeing with Muslim Professor about the Resurrection
by Amanda Casanova
A conservative Christian student at a private college in Florida says he was suspended after he opposed his Muslim professor, who said that the crucifixion of Jesus was a hoax.
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MID-DAY SNAPSHOT

MAR. 29, 2017

ObamaCare Repeal Failure Makes Tax Reform Harder

The GOP majority is worthless if it can’t work together to accomplish its larger goals.

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Star Parker: Freedom Caucus, Today’s Abolitionists
Hans von Spakovsky: The Left’s Sanctuary Cities Hurt Americans’ Safety
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THE FOUNDATION

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Top Headlines – 3/29/2017

Trump’s peace envoy meets Abbas as he returns to region for fresh talks

Tony Blair: “We’re not going to reach peace in the old way; we need a new way forward”

New Palestinian envoy in DC sees ‘opportunity’ in Trump

Abbas awaiting US word on Israel settlements

Israeli Minister: The Bible – not Google – gives Israel moral right to land

California senator to introduce resolution condemning anti-Semitic attacks

Israel and Nicaragua renew ties after seven-year freeze

Report: India to buy $1 billion in Israeli anti-tank missiles

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox take to streets in mass anti-draft protest

Prepare for battle: Israel, Hezbollah on the path to war

The wall that could spark a war between Israel and Hamas

Report: Hamas develops new ‘high-powered’ rocket akin to Hezbollah projectiles

Galant to Hezbollah: ‘We will push Lebanon back 100 years’

The IDF and Shin Bet exposed three weapon production workshops in the West Bank

UN’s Zeid says Iraq must avoid civilian deaths in west Mosul

Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians are reported killed in U.S. strikes

No peace deal in Syria without US role – opposition

UN chief urges divided Arab states to come together on Syria

Russia criticizes US-led coalition over bombing of Syria dam

Russia and Iran discuss energy ties, Syrian settlement

Iran: Russia can use military bases ‘on case by case basis’

Putin meets Iran’s Rouhani as ties deepen

Russia says US anti-missile system to spark new arms race

Planned Russian Exercises in September Sow NATO Worries

Russia calls U.S. Black Sea naval patrols potential threat: RIA

EU court rules Russia sanctions over Ukraine are valid

House panel’s Russia probe effectively put on hold

Kremlin says bank’s meeting with Trump son-in-law was routine business

Spicer slams ‘false’ report claiming ex-official blocked from testifying to Nunes panel

Dick Cheney: Russian Election Interference Possibly ‘Act of War’

Detained Pakistani Bloggers Face Blasphemy Charges

Pakistan says Facebook vows to tackle concerns over blasphemous content

North Korea could be in final stages of nuclear test preparations: report

Japan loans Manila military planes for South China Sea

China calls for explanation after Paris police shoot dead Chinese man

Scottish lawmakers back independence referendum call

Brexit: UK PM Theresa May signs Article 50 letter with call to ‘come together’

Sweden Warned Not to Return to High-Tax 70s as Incomes Squeezed

Austria says wants exemption from EU migrant relocation system

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

White House plan to help pay for border wall is a long shot

Gregg Jarrett: Sanctuary cities won’t find refuge in law

Massachusetts Sheriff: Arrest Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities

LA mayor vows to fight Trump administration attempt to strip ‘sanctuary city’ funding

NYC vows to fight for sanctuary status

DC Mayor, Police Dept. reiterate District policy of not enforcing civil immigration laws

Chicago leaders vow to keep fighting ‘sanctuary’ threats

Emanuel brands Trump’s sanctuary city threat a ‘bit of a joke’

Embattled DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters

US Secret Service detains man with package outside White House

The Transformation Of Our Nation Into A Surveillance State Is Almost Complete

The House just voted to wipe away the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections

Texas Mom Films ‘Traumatizing’ TSA Pat-Down of Disabled Son

New Study Says Robots Took All Of Detroit’s Jobs, Not Mexico

Automation of port terminals threatens thousands of lucrative dock worker jobs

Official: Tesla ‘autopilot’ car hits Phoenix police motorcycle

Quadriplegic man’s arm and hand brought back to life by thought-control tech

Facial Recognition In The Toilet: Asia’s Restrooms Are Going High Tech

Virtual lemonade sends colour and taste to a glass of water

Firm Floats Plan to Hang Colossal Skyscraper From an Asteroid

China’s secret plan to crush SpaceX and the US space program

We Might Finally Have a Good Way to Predict Dangerous Space Weather

6.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Bitung, Indonesia

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits South of Panama

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Ohonua, Tonga

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Santa Cruz das Flores, Portugal

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Merizo Village, Guam

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Lagoa, Portugal

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Bilungala, Indonesia

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 25,000ft

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

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 19,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 15,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

More than 8 inches of rain reported in an hour as Cyclone Debbie makes landfall

Reports: Over 200,000 without power following severe weather in central Texas

China Poised to Take Lead on Climate After Trump’s Move to Undo Policies

Scientists Add 50,000 Seeds to Arctic Doomsday Vault Because Everything Is Awful

WHO warns of measles outbreak across Europe

Shutdown threat returns after ObamaCare repeal meltdown

Affordable Care Act Repeal Is Back on the Agenda, Republicans Say

Freedom Caucus leader says he’ll force repeal

States push to protect birth control, Planned Parenthood, and abortion coverage despite failed GOP bill

Planned Parenthood videos: Anti-abortion activists charged with 15 felonies for secret tapes

Transgender California inmates could have bras, cosmetics

Vimeo Declares War on Gospel Transformation

Mike Ratliff – Light and Life vs Darkness and Death

The Testimony Of Jesus (Not Israel) Is The Spirit Of Prophecy!

False Teacher of the Day #2: Poncho Lowder

The Fruit of Hillsong: a Culture of Cover-up

Joel Osteen Sued Over ‘Serious’ Injury To Child At His Church

Church hearing to decide case of Newport Beach congregation vs. Episcopal bishop who tried to sell church building to developers

Biological Male Transgender Volleyball Player Made Eligible to Compete in Women’s Volleyball, May Qualify for Olympics

Posted: 29 Mar 2017 07:52 AM PDT

Recently we reported the story on the Biologically born man who identifies himself as a woman who recently competed in a women’s weightlifting competition in…

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Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Kamchatka

Posted: 29 Mar 2017 07:39 AM PDT

Reports indicate that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the eastern Kamchatka region leaving the epicenter located at a depth of 22.8 km or (14.1 miles)….

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‘Masculinity Confession Booth’ lets college students disclose ‘sins’ of ‘hypermasculinity’

Posted: 29 Mar 2017 07:23 AM PDT

If you’re a man and you feel like you are just too “Masculine” and need to repent of it, now you can get your opportunity….

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DEVELOPING: Capitol Hill on lockdown after reports of shots fired

Posted: 29 Mar 2017 07:08 AM PDT

We are receiving breaking reports that Congressional office buildings in the United States have been locked down after reports of alleged gunfire. According to sources,…

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North Korea Threatens War After US Senator Calls Kim Jong-Un a ‘Crazy Fat Kid’

Posted: 29 Mar 2017 07:03 AM PDT

North Korea is fired up again and once again threatening all out war with the US! What set them off this time? According to reports,…

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A Swedish Man Has Just Been Charged for Assault with Bacon!

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 06:40 PM PDT

And now for the most ridiculous story, you will probably hear all day! According to a report coming out of Sweden, a Swedish man is…

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World Health Organization warns of measles outbreak across Europe

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 06:19 PM PDT

It appears that Measles may be making a comeback! At least in Europe anyway. According to a new report, The World Health Organization has given…

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Hamas Develops New ‘High-Powered’ Rocket Putting Israel on Alert

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 06:09 PM PDT

According to reports, Hamas has now produced several dozen short-range rockets that can carry a relatively heavy explosive load and is putting Israel on High-Alert! The report…

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What you desire to enable you may end up ensnaring you!

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 05:59 PM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this segment, we will discuss how many times we believe we need someone or something to enable us to fulfill our…

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UPDATE: Facebook removes 85 percent of ‘blasphemous material’ on request of Pakistan

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 03:12 PM PDT

We previously reported how Pakistan’s government recently contacted Facebook and requested that they would remove “Blasphemous” content from its Social Media platform. This includes anything that is…

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What This Chaplain Prophesied 100 Years Ago Is Unfolding Before Our Very Eyes

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 01:33 PM PDT

(By David Benham) Dr. Elton Trueblood, the former chaplain for Stanford and Harvard universities in the early 1900s, was once asked what the church in…

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Mysterious ‘explosion’ rocks Gordonvale, Queensland residents

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 01:24 PM PDT

Residents are left baffled, and Mystery continues to surround the cause of a large “explosion” that was reported in Gordonvale, Queensland that was so powerful,…

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16 Million People at Risk of Dying as Famine grips 3 African Nations

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 01:17 PM PDT

Revelation 6:5 -6 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a…

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Free Speech Bus Vandalized by Harsh Opposers

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 01:07 PM PDT

According to a report, The #FreeSpeechBus is currently unable to get back on the road after being vandalized by LGBT extremists last Friday in Manhattan….

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RUMORS OF WAR: Global Tensions Could Trigger World War 3 in 2017 or 2018?

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 12:11 PM PDT

(By Alessandro Bruno) In 2017, the marching sound of boots on the ground is already echoing throughout Eastern Europe. The South and East China Seas…

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GOG AND MAGOG WATCH: Russia and Iran’s Cooperation Hints at a New Middle East

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 12:06 PM PDT

More headlines are coming out today that are revealing the footprint of a future Prophetic War that is that is mentioned in the Book of…

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DEVELOPING: Rare Storm Developing Not Seen Since Pre-Civil War Era.

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 11:50 AM PDT

According to reports, An extremely rare subtropical storm could develop in the Atlantic Ocean this week. Why is this rare? Because according to sources it…

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War Drums: Will Japan Launch Preemptive Strike on North Korea?

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 11:05 AM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Japanese lawmakers are working on a resolution that allows them to launch a preemptive strike on North Korea. North Korea has…

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Rahm Emanuel Affirms City’s Sanctuary City Status

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 11:02 AM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Yet another city is defying Jeff Session’s recent statement about withholding federal funds from sanctuary cities. Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of…

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After Dramatic Obamacare Failure, Trump Faces Looming Government Shutdown He May Not Be Able to Prevent

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 11:01 AM PDT

(By Michael Snyder) If you thought the Obamacare debacle was bad, just wait until you see what happens next. The continuing resolution that is currently…

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LA Mayor Promises Battle with Trump over “Sanctuary City” Status

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 11:00 AM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) This week Jeff Sessions announced that all federal funds will be withheld from sanctuary cities. The goal of the Justice Department…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

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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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