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April 11, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Apr. 11, 2017 |

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. wasn’t interested in “regime change” in North Korea as American warships were diverted to waters near the country amid heightened tensions over its nuclear weapons program.

South Korean presidential hopeful Moon Jae-in told a local newspaper that he would deal with North Korea’s nuclear ambitions through direct talks with dictator Kim Jong Un.

Fighting terrorism must involve preventing Muslim communities from imposing their way of life in France and requires more than just repression, presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Monday. “A multicultural society is a multiconflict society,” she said

The Reserve Bank of India is proposing Asia’s third-largest economy offer licenses to private companies to set up infrastructure banks. That could help finance $1.5 trillion in roads, ports, power and other projects over the next 10 years and bridge a gap that ratings agency Standard & Poor’s says is shaving off almost 5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.

The world’s top global economic organizations urged nations to consider policies that would cushion the blow to workers of trade shocks, such as by compensating employees for lost wages.

BMW, Ford and Jaguar Land Rover are among the winners of $136 million from the U.K. for the development of low-carbon vehicles and driverless cars.

United Continental Holdings Inc. fell early Tuesday as outrage on social media over a passenger’s forcible removal from a flight spread across the globe.

Toshiba, the 142-year-old conglomerate, warned it may not continue as a going concern as it grapples with billions of dollars in losses from its Westinghouse Electric nuclear business.

Gold and Treasuries strengthened with the Japanese yen on lingering investor concern about global security risks and the path of U.S. interest rates.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. surpassed General Motors to become America’s most valuable carmaker, eclipsing a company whose well-being was once viewed as interdependent with the nation’s.

Last week’s mass sarin attack in Syria, as well as February’s assassination of North Korea’s Kim Jong Nam with VX poison, served as grim reminders that the threat hasn’t gone away. The standard therapy for both of those poisons is the same three-drug cocktail that’s been available since the 1990s. Now the first new nerve gas treatment developed through Project BioShield is at the final stages of a long testing and approval process.

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An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck in the ocean off the southeast of the Philippines on Monday,. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide.

Top Trump administration officials are warning that Russia could be held accountable for the Syrian government’s chemical attacks against its own civilians – with the U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley accusing the Kremlin of “covering up” for Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The American show of force is being met with a defiant vow from North Korea to boost its defenses. North Korea says the U.S. airstrikes on Syria is justification for its arsenal.

An Illinois judge was shot multiple times and killed outside his Chicago home on Monday morning and a woman was injured in the incident, police said.

Efforts to confront a heroin problem in Central Florida have gone viral after a local police department released a commercial featuring officers dressed in gear that resembled that if the Islamic State group. The new anti-drug ad from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office includes the department’s top officer delivering a stern message to drug dealers while he is flanked by ski mask-clad officers, similar to many of videos that have been released by ISIS over the years.

On Monday, CIA hackers were outed by an American security firm who linked their work to recent WikiLeaks dumps. And over the weekend, a shadowy group of hackers calling themselves the Shadow Brokers spilled NSA hacking tools onto the internet.

An apparent murder-suicide inside an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino, CA left two adults dead, including a teacher, and two students wounded, police and school officials said.

A 3,800-year-old pyramid found with an alabaster block bearing the name of pharaoh Ameny Qemau has been discovered at the site of Dahshur in Egypt.

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G7 nations have failed to agree on a proposal by Britain for sanctions against Russia in the wake of a deadly chemical attack they say was carried out by Moscow’s ally, Syria.

Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in “slave markets” in Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.

An investigation into Donald Trump’s pledges to charitable causes during the presidential election campaign has won a Pulitzer Prize. Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold’s articles “created a model for transparent journalism” and cast doubt on Mr. Trump’s assertions of generosity, the Pulitzer board said.

The Trump administration plans to sell military planes to Nigeria despite concerns over rights abuses and a botched air strike that killed scores of civilians in January, US media said.

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A Yale School of Medicine research fellow is under fire for promoting “pure evil” after calling for American doctors to prescribe puberty-blocking hormones to young children who identify as transgender.

New York will be the only state in the country to cover four-year public college tuition for residents after the program was included in the budget package approved Sunday night. The state’s Excelsior Scholarship program will start with full coverage of four-year college tuition this fall for students whose families make less than $100,000.


Top News – 4/11/2017

MIT Press Publishes ‘Communism for Kids’ Book
Communism for Kids, written by a German author who specializes in political theory and “queer politics,” was released last month. The thesis of the children’s book is that communism is “not that hard,” but has not been implemented in the right way.

A 1,389 Year-Old ‘Phobia’?
A direct correlation exists between Western ignorance of history and Western ignorance of Islam’s “troublesome” doctrines. It is this connection that allows Islam’s apologists to get away with so many distortions and outright lies meant to shield Islam.

Solar eclipse across U.S. called ‘a sign from God’
Pastor Mark Biltz, the man who discovered the “Blood Moons” phenomenon and a Christian who urges careful attention to heavenly signs, suggests it may be something that needs more attention. Such as a direct warning to the United States.

Tillerson: Russia must choose between US and West or Assad, Iran and Hezbollah
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that Russia must choose between the United States and like-minded western countries or Syrian President Bashar Assad, Iran and Hezbollah. “It is clear to us the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end,” he told reporters at a meeting of Group of Seven foreign ministers shortly before leaving for Moscow.

The New York Times is Promoting Child Abuse
On Sunday, The New York Times published an opinion piece called Hannah Is a Girl. Doctors Finally Treat Her Like One. The author is a research fellow named Jack Turban who works at the Yale School of Medicine. It is downright revolting to hear someone in the medical community approve and promote transgenderism among children. Ten years ago most doctors would have called this malpractice. New data has now made it the protocol for thousands of American children.

Monitor says Syrian forces use barrel bombs despite US warning
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of Hama province on Tuesday, a day after the United States said their use could lead to further US strikes in Syria. A Syrian military source denied the Observatory report and said the army did not use barrel bombs – drums or cylinders packed with explosives and shrapnel that cause indiscriminate destruction on the ground.

Iran envoy to Jordan summoned after Tehran calls king’s statement ‘foolish and irresponsible’
The Jordanian Foreign Ministry on Monday demanded that Iran’s ambassador to Amman explain comments attributed to the Islamic Republic’s Foreign Ministry after a spokesperson described a statement from King Abdullah II of Jordan as “foolish and irresponsible.” In an interview published by The Washington Post on April 6, Abdullah said that Iran has created “strategic problems” in the Middle East, while noting that Tehran is attempting to “forge a geographic link between…Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon.”

Syria war: Russian officers ‘could face sanctions’
G7 foreign ministers will attempt to agree a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the US secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally. Rex Tillerson will also meet officials from allied Middle Eastern countries before heading to Moscow. The UK has suggested threatening tightly focused sanctions on Russian and Syrian military officers.

North Korea lashes out at US Navy strike group move
North Korea has said it will defend itself “by powerful force of arms” in response to the US deployment of a Navy strike group to the Korean peninsula. The foreign ministry, quoted by state news agency KCNA, said the deployment showed “reckless moves for invading” had “reached a serious phase”. The US Pacific Command says it is aimed at maintaining readiness in the region.

France migrants: Huge fire guts Grande-Synthe Dunkirk camp
A camp housing 1,500 migrants in northern France has been destroyed in a fire that officials said began during a fight between Afghans and Kurds. At least 10 people were injured when the fire tore through closely-packed huts at the Grande-Synthe camp, near the port of Dunkirk. Last month officials said the camp would be dismantled because of unrest.

Blast rocks mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in Turkey
A large explosion has struck a police headquarters in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in south-eastern Turkey. Reports speak of at least four people injured. The city is at the heart of the conflict between the Turkish government and Kurdish separatists. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the blast happened while vehicles were being repaired. The cause is not clear.

Microsoft patches serious Word bug ‘targeted by scammers’
A bug in Word apparently targeted by scammers trying to steal banking logins will be patched, Microsoft has said. The previously undetected, or “zero-day”, vulnerability had been reported over the weekend. Then, on 10 April, cybersecurity firm Proofpoint announced it had discovered an email campaign targeting the bug that aimed to distributed Dridex malware.

U.S. lawmakers raise doubts on sale of smart bombs to Saudi Arabia
A group of U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they had requested more information from President Donald Trump’s administration about the potential sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, expressing concern about civilian casualties in Riyadh’s campaign in Yemen that delayed the deal last year. Thirty mostly Democratic lawmakers signed the letter to U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, citing expectations that the administration plans to go ahead with the sale.

White House Reveals New “Red Lines”: Assad’s Use Of Barrell Bombs Could Lead To More Strikes
In a surprising statement by White House spokesman Sean Spicer, Donald Trump is allegedly open to authorizing additional strikes on Syria if its government uses something as mundane as barrel bombs in the country, a weapon that has seen constant use during the 6 year Syrian civil war.

Ex-CIA Agent: The Official Story of Syria Govt “Gassing Innocent Civilians is a Sham
President Donald Trump’s fraught and highly illegal attack on Syria this week in retaliation for an equally disputed chemical ‘attack,’ in which as many as 86 people perished at the alleged hands of the Syrian Arab Army on the literal eve of peace talks is being criticized by experts and cagey politicians at every level of government — including former CIA officer Philip Giraldi.

Report: China Sends 150,000 Troops to North Korean Border
Stocks were cautiously higher before Monday’s open amid geopolitical pressures and jitters ahead of Q1 earnings from the country’s largest banks. As the morning progressed, the averages gained altitude before running into a wall of resistance that was exacerbated by reports of troop deployments on the Chinese border with North Korea by a Korean news agency.

Rep. Gabbard under fire after refusing to accept ‘Assad did chemical attack’ without proof
Democratic congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has provoked a backlash from senior Democrats after refusing to take Syrian President Bashar Assad’s complicity in the Idlib chemical attack at face value and demanding proof.

Fmr UK Ambassador: ‘Trump Has Just Given Jihadis a Thousand Reasons to Stage Fake Flag Operations
Former British Ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told the BBC on Friday chemical weapons are now “more likely” to be used in Syria because jihadis know a “fake flag” attack will trigger the US to attack Assad.

Not Prepared: Will Most Americans Be Absolutely Blindsided By Multiple Wars And Economic Collapse?
According to CBS News, an astounding three-fourths of all Americans have to “scramble to cover their living costs” each month.  In other words, most of the country is either living paycheck to paycheck or very close to it.  But instead of tightening their belts and trying to put something away for the very hard times that are coming, most Americans are completely and utterly unprepared for what is ahead because the people that they trust on television keep telling them that everything is going to be okay.


The Briefing 04-11-17

“Evil” and modernity: Horrors like Syrian chemical attacks force secularists to ponder reality of evil

“Christianity is literally dying in Europe”: What birth trends tell us about future of global religion

Secular humanist clergy? The religion-shaped movement for the non-religious

The post The Briefing 04-11-17 appeared first on AlbertMohler.com.


ON THE BRINK: Gen. McMaster Confirms President Trump Has Ordered Strike On North Korea

President Trump has ordered his military advisers to be ready with a list of options to smash North Korea’s nuclear threat.

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” Matthew 24:6 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have not been following the news for the past few days, you are way behind. Over the past 72 hours, the United States carried out a cruise missile strike on Syria because of their chemical attack on their own civilians. Shortly after that, both Russia and Iran stood up to declare that “real war” was coming. Then today China moved 150,000 troops to the North Korean border. Why? Because President Trump has declared that the nuclear buildup happening in North Korea will be addressed shortly. The powder keg is fully packed, with the fuse dangling prominently upward. All it needs is the match. Are YOU ready for what comes next?

One of the advisers, Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, confirmed his Commander-in-Chief has made the order as a U.S. carrier strike group heads for the region. It is believed that among the options are combined special forces raids and pre-emptive missile strikes.

One of the problems facing an American-led operation to hit Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong-Un is the intricate tunnel network under the capital.

McMaster: Trump Has Asked For ‘Full Range Of Options To Remove’ North Korean Threat To U.S., Allies

War-planners have had difficulty mapping out the subterranean complex and believe there are hundreds of underground artillery and airplane sites.

McMaster described the decision to redeploy the USS Carl Vinson to the Sea of Japan as ‘prudent’ given North Korea’s ‘pattern of provocative behavior.’ Speaking to Fox News, McMaster said: “It’s prudent to do it, isn’t it?

Jim Mattis warns North Korea over nuclear attack

“Presidents before and President Trump agreed that that is unacceptable, that what must happen is the denuclearization of the peninsula.

“The president has asked us to be prepared to give us a full range of options to remove that threat.”

The news comes after Trump launched cruise missiles against Assad in Syria last week, the first time the US has directly targeted the regime during the conflict. North Korea denounced Trump’s attack as an act of ‘intolerable aggression’ and one that justified ‘a million times over’ its push toward a nuclear deterrent. source


China Moves 150,000 Troops To North Korea Border In Event Of Pre-Emptive Strike By United States

While the catalyst is unclear, it appears the market dropped as headlines of further sanctions against Russia appeared and reports of China deploying 150,000 troops to its North Korea border.

According to Korean news agency Chosun, the “Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops to the North Korean border in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.” The reason: the prospect of “military options”, such as preemptive attacks on North Korea, like the one the United States launched on Syria.

Translated into English via Google Translate:

As the United States announced its independent North Korean behavior and moved the United States Navy’s nuclear-powered Calvinus (CVN-70) carrier class to Singapore, the Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.

“The report said. It is because of the prospect of taking “military options”, such as preemptive attacks on North Korea, just as the United States has launched an air raid on Syria.

Japan’s Sankei Shimbun reported on the 9th that the Syrian missile strike in the United States shocked China, suggesting that the People’s Liberation Army forces are moving toward the Yalu River, .

The newspaper said the video was also broadcast on the Internet, but the authorities removed the relevant information, saying the move was a medical and aft support unit for the Shenyang bulb (the northern light bulb).

There is an observation that medical and back-up support units will be dispatched to “train for North Korean refugees,” the newspaper added.

On the same day, the Northern Bulb of China’s Tohoku District Defense Command issued the orders for full-scale pre-emptive orders to all the submarine and submarine units on the same day, while the 16th, 23, 39, and 40th group troops in the North Korean border area.

These media assume that the Kiryuolbun and the eagle training of the two countries will end the month of this month when the emergency situation on the Korean peninsula is eradicated and Kim Jong Eun and the North Korean leadership are removed and the weapons of mass destruction of North Korea are destroyed. And that he took the same action.

The core units that respond immediately to the drastic changes in North Korea are the 39th group and the 40th group, each of which has its headquarters in Yingkou and Jinzhou in Liaoning Province. The 39th group is a heavy army mechanized unit and the 40th group is the rapid reaction group. (translated from South Korean site chosun.com)


SHOCK CLAIM: Putin Now Says That Syrian Chemical Attack Was False Flag Staged By United States

At a Tuesday press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed last week’s chemical weapons attack in the Idlib province of Syria was a “false flag” – a phony operation staged by enemies of Russia and Syria to discredit them. He said more such false flag operations were on the way.

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are taking notes, please mark down that today, April 11, 2017, is the day that conspiracy theory and real world global news and events have officially merged. The idea of ‘false flag’ events has long been the realm of conspiracy jockeys like Alex Jones and others, but it is not without merit. There is plenty of evidence of false flag events, most notably the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the Lusitania, and more recently the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. But the idea that Vladimir Putin would take the narrative to this degree is actually shocking, considering that the New World Order is not usually this candid. Things are about to get crazy. Really crazy. 

“We have reports from multiple sources that false flags like this one – and I cannot call it otherwise – are being prepared in other parts of Syria, including the southern suburbs of Damascus. They plan to plant some chemical there and accuse the Syrian government of an attack,” said Putin, as reported by Russia’s RT.com.

“President Mattarella and I discussed it, and I told him that this reminds me strongly of the events in 2003, when the US representatives demonstrated at the UN Security Council session the presumed chemical weapons found in Iraq,” Putin continued, referring to Italian President Sergio Mattarella, who appeared with him at the press conference in Moscow.

BREAKING: Idlib ‘chemical attack’ was a false flag, more false flags to come!

“The military campaign was subsequently launched in Iraq and it ended with the devastation of the country, the growth of the terrorist threat and the appearance of Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS] on the world stage,” Putin declared.

According to RT.com, the Russian General Staff has prepared a report that claims “militants” among the Syrian rebellion are “transporting toxic agents into several parts of Syria.”

“These actions are aimed at creating a new pretext for accusing the government of Syria of more chemical weapons attacks and provoking more strikes by the US,” said Colonel-General Sergey Rudskoy, head of operations for the General Staff.

Conspiracy Theory abounds on the Armed Services Committee:

The Associated Press reports that Russia’s General Staff has expressed a willingness to allow international inspectors to examine the Sharyat airbase in Syria for traces of chemical weapons, and offered to provide military security for the inspectors. Putin said he would appeal to the United Nations to investigate the incident.

The UK Independent reports that Putin more specifically accused the United States of planning to drop chemical weapons on Damascus and then blame the incident on Assad, although it does not provide a translation of the Russian president’s precise words to that effect.

On Monday, Russia and Iran declared the United States “crossed red lines” by attacking Sharyat airbase, borrowing a phrase made infamous by former President Barack Obama. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused the Russians of either being “complicit” in the Syrian chemical weapons deployment, or “incompetent” for allowing it to happen. The Pentagon is investigating the possibility that Russia actually participated in the chemical weapons attack, and/or the bombing of a hospital where victims were receiving treatment afterward. source


Trump Must Designate Muslim Brotherhood to Defeat Radical Islam | Smith at National Review Online

by Clifford Smith
National Review Online
April 6, 2017

http://www.meforum.org/6632/trump-must-designate-muslim-brotherhood-to-defeat

Originally published under the title “Sisi, Trump, and the Politics of Designating the Muslim Brotherhood.”

President Trump must designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization to win the fight against radical Islam.

Hopes that the Trump administration will designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization have hit rough waters, with anonymous officials citing concerns about diplomatic blowback and frayed relationships with Muslims at home and abroad. The leaks came on the eve of a historic visit to Washington by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a key Arab ally and devoted Muslim who is locked in a life-or-death struggle with the Brotherhood.

The irony is hard to miss, particularly given that Egypt and several other Arab countries have already designated the Brotherhood a terrorist organization.

Whatever the truth behind the leaks, they underscore that the inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom — that the Brotherhood is “moderate” and so popular that designation would be seen as “a declaration of war against . . . Islam itself” — will not die as easily as many hoped.

This thinking is rooted in a failure to understand the difference between Islamists — a sizable but distinct minority of Muslims who adhere to a radical utopian ideology — and the majority of Muslims, among whom are found friends and allies. President el-Sisi, who has publicly called out extremism to clerics in Egypt, understands this. After all, Egypt is not the only state in which the Brotherhood engaged in attempts to kill its way to power. It did the same in Syria in the early 1980s.

Despite the Brotherhood’s long history of bloodshed, claims that it is “moderate,” or opposes violence, are still prominent. While above-ground Brotherhood organizations use peaceful means when effective, they are “prepared to countenance violence . . . where gradualism is ineffective,” as a 2015 report by the British government noted with significant understatement.

Claims that designation will complicate U.S. relationships with certain Arab allies are overblown.

Claims that designation will complicate U.S. relationships with certain Arab allies are overblown. While it is true that some allies, such as Jordan, have Muslim Brotherhood–affiliated parties represented in their parliaments, this is easy enough to finesse. Members of Hezbollah, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, have long served in Lebanon’s parliament, but American diplomats manage to avoid contact with them and still do business with the Lebanese.

Moreover, failure to designate the Brotherhood complicates some alliances. The Egyptian public has grown deeply suspicious of the U.S. government precisely because under Obama the U.S. came to be seen as overly sympathetic to the Brotherhood. When Senator Ted Cruz introduced the Muslim Brotherhood Terror Designation Act, many Egyptians saw it as a sign the U.S. may be waking from its long slumber. A tweet introducing the bill was the subject of a segment by popular Egyptian talk-show host Amr Adib and was retweeted 17,000+ times.

Domestically, in the wake of Trump’s admittedly troubling comments suggesting a “Muslim ban” during his presidential campaign last year, some fear that designation will fuel anti-Muslim bigotry and pave the way for “a legal assault on the institutions of American Muslim life.” After all, several organizations claiming to represent U.S. Muslims, particularly the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), have deep Muslim Brotherhood ties.

Groups like CAIR aren’t ‘institutions of American Muslim life’ – they’re just pretending to be.

But groups such as CAIR are hardly “institutions of American Muslim life” — they’re just pretending to be. A 2011 Gallup poll found support for CAIR among U.S. Muslims to be just under 12 percent. Britain’s inquiry into the Brotherhood found that its activists in the U.K. “appear to be unable to generate any grassroots support.”

Frankly, however, if public support for CAIR were higher, that would be all the more reason to be concerned. Notwithstanding its carefully crafted public image, CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007–09 Holy Land Foundation terror-finance case, and was blacklisted by the FBI as a result. Unfortunately, the Obama administration failed to aggressively continue an FBI investigation into CAIR after it conspired to fund terrorist-designated organization Hamas, the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Indeed, the United Arab Emirates has declared CAIR itself a terrorist organization.

Trump’s rhetorical excesses cannot be understood without recalling the Obama administration’s refusal to name the problem. Using euphemisms such as “violent extremism” and feigning puzzlement as to the motives of obvious jihadists made the administration’s rhetoric concerning terrorism a national joke. In both the U.S. and Europe, when elites insist that voters must believe them, rather than their own “lying eyes,” the voters turn sharply in the opposite direction.

Trump should follow up designating the Brotherhood by forming a commission on radical Islam.

The cure for Trump’s rhetorical excesses is increased security, not denial.

Trump laid out a number of smart proposals on radical Islam during his campaign. His administration should now use President el-Sisi’s visit to move forward with these ideas.

In particular, it should follow up designation of the Brotherhood with the formation of a congressionally authorized commission on radical Islam tasked with developing a strategy for winning the war against Islamic extremists and explaining the threat of Islamism to the American people. Both are badly needed. Wrongheaded conventional wisdom won’t keep Americans, or our Muslim allies, safe.

Clifford Smith is director of the Middle East Forum’s Washington Project.


Schools Forcing Islamic Lessons on All Students

In a Unified School District, all public school students will be forced to endure religious classes about Islam while Muslim students are protected from bullying with designated safe spaces.

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Wars And Rumours Of Wars – Foreign Sub Off The CA Coast And China Massing Troops

According to Korean news agency Chosun, the “Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops to the North Korean border to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.”

The reason: the prospect of “military options”, such as preemptive attacks on North Korea, like the one the United States launched on Syria.

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Congressman Ken Buck’s ‘Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think’

The real partisanship in Washington isn’t between political parties or about political principle; it is within parties, where leaders punish members who don’t play the game. In Congress, the consensus has been, it’s better to sink the nation with debt than rock the boat with reform. If we’re going to drain the swamp, we need to change that.

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Syrian Survivor Thanks Trump on CNN – Not What She Wanted to Hear

Syrian attack survivor thanks Donald Trump; says Syrians want to stay in Syria in a “safe zone”, not come to America. CNN host squirms.

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‘I Have Deep Regrets’: Graphic Artist Who Designed ‘Shack’ Novel Renounces Book

The graphic artist who helped design the controversial best-selling novel “The Shack” has come forward to express his regret for being a part of the project out of his concern that it contains false doctrine.

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Why Do Leftists Hate America?

Trump is swiftly dismantling many of Obama’s anti-America agenda items.

It dawned on me: this guy is simply implementing commonsense policies in the best interest of America and her citizens who elected him. So why is the American left responding with such unprecedented vitriol and bold, treasonous obstructionism? The simple answer is that leftists hate America and her biblical values.

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April 10, 2017
ALAN KEYES — “The Trump administration rewarded Border Patrol agents for their support of Trump as president by picking an Obama holdover whom they despise to be their boss…. Many expressed regret for having supported Trump in the first place and for having believed he would actually listen to them and care about what they experienced while risking their lives for other Americans……. (more)

April 10, 2017

CLIFF KINCAID — The mainstream media have not challenged the claim that chemical weapons were used by Syrian and/or Russian forces. Hence, they have been forced to explain how they were used when Obama officials previously claimed they had been removed from Syria. It’s another new low for a press corps that was eager to regurgitate whatever the Obama administration had claimed as a success in foreign policy…. (more)


April 10, 2017

WASHINGTON TIMES — The Supreme Court still has 13 cases it will hear this term, including a significant religious liberty case looming next week. This gives newly minted Justice Neil Gorsuch a chance to make his mark…. (more)


April 10, 2017
ROBERT KNIGHT — Less than three months into the Trump administration, the grand battle over the size, scope and purpose of the federal government is beginning. The seating of Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch will return the U.S. Supreme Court to a full complement and, it is hoped, respect for constitutional limitations on power – – including its own…. (more)

April 10, 2017
REP. KEN BUCK — In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think,” Rep. Ken Buck explains what really goes on behind closed doors in Congress…. (more)

April 10, 2017

NEWSMAX — National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster on Sunday said the U.S. seeks a regime change in Syria, the Washington Times reported. In his first televised interview, McMaster pointed to dual U.S. goals of defeating the Islamic State group and removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But he suggested that Trump was seeking a global political response for regime change from U.S. allies as well as Russia, which he said needed to reevaluate its support of Syria…. (more)


April 10, 2017

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said Sunday that the Trump administration does not see a solution to the conflict in Syria with President Bashar Assad in power, but suggested his removal should be the collective responsiblity of the international community – – not just the duty of the U.S…. (more)


April 10, 2017

NEWSMAX — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency and created a powerful new anti-terrorism body after Palm Sunday church bombings claimed by Islamic State left at least 43 dead…. (more)


April 9, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — A Pulitzer-Prize winning author says he discovered material in an unpublished manuscript Barack Obama wrote while in law school that was so damning it may have derailed his candidacy for the presidency in 2008. R… (more)

April 8, 2017
GARTH KANT — It’s another GOP civil war. Two weeks ago, it was over health care. Now it’s Syria. President Trump’s first significant military action as commander in chief has divided prominent conservatives, some hailing the airstrikes on Syria, others condemning it. That’s because the division isn’t really over the attack. The big question is what comes next? Is the president leading America into war?… (more)

April 8, 2017
JOSEPH FARAH — I strongly disagree with President Trump’s decision to attack Syria. For starters, I don’t see any proof that Syrian President Bashar Assad was responsible for the sarin gas weapons detonation that prompted it…. (more)

April 8, 2017
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — When it came to foreign policy, I was worried that the 2016 election would be a case of Clinton delivering the third Obama term. Instead, we have Trump giving us the third Clinton term…. (more)

April 8, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Friday that she is “skeptical” of the claim that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime is behind a deadly chemical attack earlier this week that killed dozens of Syrian civilians, including children…. (more)

April 8, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Russia and Iran expressed outrage and U.N. officials responded with caution to President Trump’s punitive missile strike against Syria Thursday evening over its suspected use of chemical weapons, but Mr. Trump’s first use of U.S. military force also was met with expressions of support for the action from around the world…. (more)

April 8, 2017
PHILIP KLEIN — A lot of the news coverage of President Trump’s decision to attack a Syrian airfield focused on how this represented a huge about-face on Syria policy, but I think there is a way to square the attack with his broader campaign rhetoric…. (more)

April 8, 2017
WESLEY PRUDEN — Just about the time the fever on the nut left seems to be subsiding there’s another outbreak of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Normal-looking folk who sound like they escaped a Marx Bros. movie fall into a relapse. The bombshell that Susan Rice, Barack Obama’s chief source of intelligence, was guilty of “unmasking” Trump campaigners identified in intelligence findings, unhinged several commentators on the television networks. Colleagues and bystanders couldn’t decide whether to call security or medics…. (more)

April 8, 2017
CHERYL K. CHUMLEY — President Donald Trump scored a big win Friday when Republicans in the Senate, despite the desperate wailings and push-back of Democrats, confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court This is Trump’s biggest victory to date – – one that sends Democrats, tails tucked, back to their base for, no doubt, some panic-fueled fundraising…. (more)

April 7, 2017
FOX NEWS — The Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Friday, filling the critical ninth seat that has been vacant for over a year and capping a tumultuous debate that saw Republicans overhaul the way the chamber operates in order to overcome what they described as an unprecedented Democratic filibuster. The 54-45 vote, in which three Democrats crossed party lines to support the appeals court justice, is expected to restore a 5-4 conservative tilt on the bench…. (more)

April 7, 2017

NBC NEWS — The United States fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria overnight in response to what it believes was a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 100 people…. (more)


April 7, 2017
DAILY MAIL — Donald Trump unleashed his Tomahawk barrage on one of al-Assad’s key bases from the sea to avoid upsetting allies and using the huge US military arsenal built up off the coast of Syria. The US President last night fired 59 missiles at al-Shayrat military airfield near Homs overnight in retaliation for the Syrian leader’s horrific chemical weapons attack on Idlib…. (more)

April 7, 2017

THE HILL — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Thursday night that President Trump needs congressional authorization for military action in Syria after Trump ordered an airstrike in retaliation for a deadly chemical attack earlier this week…. (more)


April 7, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The fact-check website PolitiFact is reversing course on a 2014 ruling that said then-Secretary of State John Kerry was “mostly true” in stating that “100 percent” of chemical weapons had been removed in Syria…. (more)

April 7, 2017

POLITICO — In the weeks following her father’s inauguration, Ivanka Trump quietly reached out to the president of Planned Parenthood seeking common ground on the contentious issue of abortion…. (more)


April 7, 2017
CHELSEA SCHILLING — A stunning Vogue cover model has been murdered by Muslim extremists in Bangladesh because she didn’t wear Islamic clothing, her family says…. (more)

April 7, 2017
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER — For euphemism, dissimulation, and outright hypocrisy, there is nothing quite as entertaining as the periodic Senate dust-ups over Supreme Court appointments and the filibuster. The arguments for and against the filibuster are so well known to both parties as to be practically memorized. Both nonetheless argue their case with great shows of passion and conviction. Then shamelessly switch sides – – and scripts – – depending on the ideology of the nominee…. (more)

Mid-Day Snapshot

Apr. 11, 2017

The Authority for Striking Syria

Trump should make his case for any further involvement and get congressional authorization before moving.

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At Least 2 Dead in San Bernardino Elementary School Shooting
At Least 2 Dead in San Bernardino Elementary School Shooting
by Veronica Neffinger
Four people are reportedly dead in a school shooting that took place in a San Bernardino, California school district.
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Obama Administration Official Reveals They Knew Assad Had Chemical Weapons
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by Veronica Neffinger
An official who served in the Obama administration has revealed that the administration was aware that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had access to chemical weapons.
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Study: Increasing Number of Americans ‘Love Jesus but Not the Church’
Study: Increasing Number of Americans ‘Love Jesus but Not the Church’
by Veronica Neffinger
A new Barna Group study has revealed a rift between Christians who say their faith is important to them and Christians who regularly attend church.
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Target Transgender Policy Causes Retail Chain to Take Major Financial Hit
Target Transgender Policy Causes Retail Chain to Take Major Financial Hit
by Amanda Casanova
Target’s 2016 blog post about a policy regarding transgender customers started a boycott that has cost the company millions, and it was a post that wasn’t even approved by Target CEO Brian Cornell.
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'The Case for Christ' in Top 10 at Box Office
‘The Case for Christ’ in Top 10 at Box Office
by Veronica Neffinger
Christian film The Case for Christ made it into the top 10 at the box office over the weekend. The film tells the story of atheist-turned-Christian-apologist Lee Strobel.
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“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character.” —Noah Webster (1789)


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High profile Church leaders who teach doctrines of demons actually have the temerity to warn their critics to back off or face danger of divine judgment. Well, Cameron Buettel’s not backing off. In a blog post he wrote for Grace to You, Buettel names names and includes a video of one wolf in sheep’s clothing […]


Leaving the NAR Church: Rene’s story

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Rick Warren: Thinking Like A Pagan & A Theology-dissing Jesus

Before you get started on Bud Ahlheim’s blog post, head over to our White Paper on Rick Warren, quickly browse our list of concerns, then return to Bud’s piece because you’ll want to know what this man is currently up to. Because Rick Warren has been dubbed “America’s Pastor” and is held in high esteem by […]


The Irrelevant Christine Caine … A Dingo Ate My Legacy?

Ed Stetzer is a prominent evangelical with considerable credibility.  But when it comes to spiritual things Stetzer has shown time and time again that he lacks discernment.  If he had an ounce of spiritual discernment would he spend his valuable time interviewing Word of Faith pastrix Christine Caine regarding her new partnership with Wheaton College, […]


Leaving the NAR Church: Catrina’s story

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Leaving the NAR Church: Jack’s story

“They revel in false prophecies and the greedy liars who give them. They have rejected the Word and me as the giver of the loving truth to them.” Jack’s friends are lost to a counterfeit movement that goes by many names. But by God’s Grace, Jack and his wife have found freedom in the Word […]



ZeroHedge Frontrunning: April 11

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  • U.S. tries to line up West, Mideast against Assad (Read More)
  • United Airlines under fire after passenger dragged from plane; officer put on leave (Read More)
  • Tillerson carries Syria stance to Moscow as Trump assumes West’s leadership (Read More)
  • Investors Dump French Assets as Presidential Race Opens Up (Read More)
  • Why Bond Bears Look Poised to Come Out of Hibernation…Again (Read More)
  • North Korean ships head home after China orders coal returned (Read More)
  • 142-Year-Old Japanese Giant Toshiba Warns It May Not Survive (Read More)
  • Commercial-Property Lending Falls as Investors Pull Back (Read More)
  • Qualcomm hits back at Apple’s lawsuit, accuses iPhone maker of false statements (Read More)
  • U.K. Grocers Secretly Squeeze Customers as Brexit Bites (Read More)
  • Chinese cities restrict home sales by buyers to fight speculation (Read More)
  • Pipeline Built to Survive Extremes Can’t Bear Slow Oil Flow (Read More)
  • Secret Recordings Play Role in SEC Probe of Insurer AmTrust (Read More)
  • Yuan firms as dollar retreats; Macquarie forecasts no depreciation this year (Read More)
  • U.S. judge finds Texas voter ID law was intended to discriminate (Read More)
  • Sorry America, Your Taxes Aren’t That High (Read More)
  • Banks scramble to fix old systems as IT ‘cowboys’ ride into sunset (Read More)
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Top Headlines – 4/11/2017

US envoy to UN to shift Security Council’s focus away from Israel

Hamas says it arrested Palestinian suspect in assassination of terror chief

Palestinian teen shot by Israeli troops dies of wounds

Clashes rock Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

Police detain 17 over suspected attempts to ‘sacrifice’ goats in Jerusalem

Israel closes border with Egypt amid Sinai terror concerns

Pope to show solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians in wake of church bombings

Drone strike in southern Sinai said to kill one person

Egyptian police kill 7 suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

Minister says prospect of Syrian chemical strike on Israel ‘unrealistic’

White House says US holds open possibility of more strikes in Syria

Russia, Iran Warn U.S. They Will “Respond With Force” If Syria “Red Lines” Crossed Again

White House warns of potential US ‘red line’ over Syria barrel bomb attacks

Liberal support for Trump’s Syria strikes

Top Syrian Army defector not surprised by chemical attacks, says toxins still hidden despite Russia agreement

ISIS Attacks US-Led Base In Southern Syria, As Assad Said To Use White Phosphorus

Assad is Worse Than Hitler: Syrian Chemical Weapon Survivor

Report in Syria: number of casualties rises to 9 following US attack

Syria war: US missiles ‘took out 20% of aircraft’

Donald Trump’s action in Syria proves he is not in league with Putin, says his son Eric

Rice claim on Syria chemical weapons gets ‘four Pinocchios’

Russia knew of Syrian chemical attack in advance, US official says

McCain: Russia cooperated with Syria in chemical attack

Trump, May aim to convince Moscow to end Assad support

‘Syria will implode if Assad goes’, says Peter Ford

Why Vladimir Putin won’t back out of Syria

Russia decries cancelled Boris Johnson visit and warns on further Syria attacks

Boris Johnson asks G7 to consider fresh sanctions against Russia and Syria

Boris Johnson has ‘cold war mentality’ over Syria, says Corbyn

North Korea, Syria and decades of chemical weapons

Syrian teen convicted in Germany for IS bomb plot

Glum EU braces for Turkey vote on Erdogan’s powers

Suicide bomber explodes in military academy in Somalia’s capital, killing 5

2 female suicide bombers explode near Nigerian university

Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

Migrants from west Africa being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’

Stockholm terror: Sweden will ‘never go back’ to mass immigration, PM reacts

Le Pen Calls Multiculturalism a Weapon for Islamic Extremists

South Korean Paper Reports China Has Deployed 150,000 Troops To North Korea Border

Reports Of 150,000 Troops Moving On The Korean Border Are ‘Pure Fiction’

China, South Korea discuss more sanctions on North Korea amid talk of Trump action

San Bernardino School Shooting: Man Kills Wife Then Himself; 1 of 2 Students Wounded Has Died

SEC targets fake stock news on financial websites

The mainstream and conservative media are living in different worlds. So are those who read them

Web needs rethink to stop “nasty” ideas spreading, says its creator

Spain detains Russian over US vote ‘hacking’

Walmart plans fly drones in it stores to assist you in your shopping

United CEO apologizes after video of O’Hare passenger dragged from flight goes viral

Man’s body stranded for two days during Delta flight cancellations

Nasa image of Jupiter shows planet in unprecedented detail

U.S. disasters in first 3 months of 2017 cost record $5B

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Cabodiongan, Philippines

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Pondaguitan, Philippines

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Pondaguitan, Philippines

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near We, New Caledonia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Chichi-shima, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 22,000ft

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

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,500ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

Kambalny volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 13,000ft

Dangerous heat wave to build in New Delhi, northern India this week

Pepsi mops up ‘unusual’ Mountain Dew spill – 7,200 gallons of syrup created a “huge foaming event” and generated environmental concerns

VA, veterans fighting opioid epidemic

Bizarro World: Some Republicans Now Defending “Failing” ObamaCare

Facial-recognition software finds a new use: diagnosing genetic disorders

Gender Expert: Teens Are Trying to Be Transgender Because It’s Trendy

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigns amid sex scandal

OOPS! GOP Governor Called For Trump To “Step Aside” After Taped Sexual Remarks

Man gets divorce after claiming his wife is possessed by the devil

The Isaiah 17 Damascus Bible prophecy has been fulfilled

Evangelical Apologist Hank Hanegraaff Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy

‘I Have Deep Regrets’: Graphic Artist Who Designed ‘Shack’ Novel Renounces Book

Pastor Saeed Abedini Claims Franklin Graham Used Him, Offered Little Help

One in Four British Christians Say Resurrection of Jesus Didn’t Occur: Survey

Italian man granted divorce after claiming wife ‘possessed by devil’


Teacher Fired for Assigning 6th Graders Questionnaire on Going to Gay Bar

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 12:43 PM PDT

A Florida middle school teacher has been fired after she assigned her students a questionnaire that asked a number of “inappropriate” questions about race, sexuality,…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

WAR DRUMS: North Korea warns of nuclear strike if provoked as U.S. warships approach

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 12:35 PM PDT

North Korean state media on Tuesday warned of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of U.S. aggression as a U.S. Navy…

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WAR DRUMS: Secretary of State Warns “Reign of the Assad family is coming to an end”

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 12:30 PM PDT

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to face what might be his toughest test yet as chief diplomat as he seeks…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

WAR DRUMS: White House Accuses Russia of Cover-Up in Syria Chemical Attack

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 12:26 PM PDT

The White House accused the Russian government on Tuesday of engaging in a cover-up of the chemical weapons attack last week by Syrian forces that…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

DAYS OF LOT: Being Transgender Now Becoming Popular Among Teens

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 12:21 PM PDT

In a world that is fascinated with Caitlyn Jenner, are teens trying to be transgender because it’s popular? An Australian expert who works with transgender…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Has Hell Frozen Over? Top UN Official Calls Jerusalem the Ancient Capital of Israel

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 12:09 PM PDT

Irina Bokova, the director-general of UNESCO, which last year passed a motion denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, shocked many last week when she publicly…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Huge Fireball Seen Spotted Over San Diego, California

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 12:03 PM PDT

A very bright fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky over San Diego, California around 04:00 UTC on April 11, 2017 (21:00…

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How a Passover Seder Became the Last Supper

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 11:58 AM PDT

Monday evening, Israelis (and Jews around the world) began the week-long Passover celebration, recounting their ancestors’ deliverance from Egyptian slavery. Their homes have undergone deep…

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Atheist Group Claims “Unconstitutional for College Football Coach to Tweet About God”

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 11:55 AM PDT

The nation’s leading secularist legal organization is pressuring the University of Mississippi to ban its head football coach, Hugh Freeze, from using his Twitter account…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

FALSE FLAG? Putin Expects ‘Fake’ gas attacks to discredit Syria’s Assad

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 08:35 AM PDT

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had information that the United States was planning to launch new missile strikes on Syria, and that…

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PROPHECY ALERT: Putin Warns US is preparing to Bomb Syrian Capital of Damascus!

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 08:32 AM PDT

Vladimir Putin has sensationally claimed that the US is preparing airstrikes on the Syrian capital – and will pin the blame on Bashar-al Assad’s forces….

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Is Porn America’s Next Biggest Public Health Crisis?

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 06:36 AM PDT

Utah, South Dakota, and Arkansas have officially declared pornography a public health crisis, but they aren’t the only ones who think so. More states are…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

1,000 Aftershocks Continue to Shake Up the Philippines

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 06:27 AM PDT

An “earthquake swarm” continued to hit Batangas yesterday as the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) advised people to stay calm but remain vigilant…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Brain-invading parasite carried by rats, slugs spreading in Hawaii

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 06:21 AM PDT

Maui health officials said six cases of rat lungworm disease have been reported on the island over the past three months, while the island has…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

How Trump, Russia and North Korea Fit Into End-Times Prophecy

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 06:13 AM PDT

Tensions continue to climb internationally as all eyes rest on the Middle East and beyond. With the advent of nuclear and chemical warfare, even more…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Students Fear Chick-Fil-A Might Spark Microaggressions!

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 06:06 AM PDT

(Reported By Todd Starnes) A gay student group at Duquesne University fears that a proposed Chick-fil-A outpost could jeopardize the school’s safe spaces. “Chick-fil-A has…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

With Us or Against Us! Tillerson issues Ultimatum to Russia!

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 06:01 AM PDT

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a stern ultimatum to Russia Tuesday: side with America and its allies on Syria, or stand alongside Syrian…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

US Weather Disasters Double Average Resulting in Record-Breaking $5 Billion

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 05:54 AM PDT

The U.S. has endured a destructive start to 2017 from the multiple severe weather outbreaks since January. There have been 5,372 preliminary reports of severe weather across the…

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DEVELOPING: Unprecedented swarm of 130 earthquakes kills at least 1 in El Salvador – Yellow alert issued for entire country

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 05:49 AM PDT

Authorities in El Salvador have issued a yellow alert for the entire region after the country was struck by an unprecedented swarm of 130 moderately strong…

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WAR DRUMS: Trump warns NK is ‘looking for trouble’, Says US ‘will solve problem with or without China’

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 05:43 AM PDT

Donald Trump has warned North Korea is “looking for trouble” after the country declared it was “ready for war”. The US President ramped up his…

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N.K vows retaliation against deployment of US strike group, Vows “Catastrophic Consequences”

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 05:33 AM PDT

North Korea has denounced the deployment of the US naval strike group to the peninsula, warning that it is ready for war and Washington will…

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RUMORS OF WAR: Ex-MI6 chief fears Trump will launch catastrophic war on North Korea

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 07:42 PM PDT

US President Donald Trump could lead the world into a catastrophic war with North Korea because of his inexperience and temperament, former British spy boss…

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Solar eclipse across U.S. called ‘a sign from God’

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 07:17 PM PDT

A total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States this summer, an event that hasn’t happened in roughly a century. Everyone will experience on…

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The world’s five deadliest volcanoes … and why they’re so dangerous

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 05:14 PM PDT

An eruption of Mount Etna recently caught out some BBC journalists who were filming there. The footage was extraordinary and highlighted the hazards volcanoes pose…

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FALLING AWAY: America Now Divided Over Bible Verses

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 04:56 PM PDT

The population of the United States is split now over Syria, political parties, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, abortion, “gay marriage,” Russia, Putin, the Supreme Court,…

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Trump’s Son Warns that Putin Won’t Push America Around!

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 04:47 PM PDT

Donald Trump’s decision to launch a cruise missile attack on Syria proved he is not in league with Russia and will not be “pushed around”…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

BREAKING NEWS: Trump orders military advisers to prepare plans to strike North Korea

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 04:42 PM PDT

President Trump has ordered his military advisers to be ready with a list of options to smash North Korea’s nuclear threat. One of the advisers,…

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President Trump to Host Passover Seder Tonight

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 04:38 PM PDT

US President Donald Trump will host a White House Passover seder Monday night, an administration official told The Times of Israel on Sunday, confirming that…

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Could We Be in Phase 2 of This Ezekiel Prophecy?

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 03:18 PM PDT

(By Grant Berry) Recently, when Hali and I were in Israel with one of our dear pastor friends, Pastor Hatim Jiryus, He asked me to…

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“Pink Moon” Coming On Tuesday Night

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 02:59 PM PDT

A pink moon is heading our way Tuesday – but those expecting to see a literal pink sphere sailing above us in the sky may…

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New Mexico Bans Therapy for Minors Who Don’t Want Same-Sex Attraction

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 02:00 PM PDT

New Mexico has become the latest state to sign into law a ban on sexual orientation change efforts therapy for minors, becoming the sixth state…

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YWAM Founder Claims ‘Spiritual Awakening’ Coming; by 2033, Bible Will Be in Every Language

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 01:53 PM PDT

The founder of a major youth missions movement believes that the “greatest spiritual awakening the world has ever known” is about to happen and by…

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Russia Knew In Advance Of Syrian Chemical Attack

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 01:43 PM PDT

A senior U.S. official says the United States has concluded that Russia knew in advance of Syria’s chemical weapons attack last week. The official says…

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Facial-recognition software diagnosing genetic disorders

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 01:36 PM PDT

Dr. Maximilian Muenke has a superpower: He can diagnose disease just by looking at a person’s face. Specifically, he can spot certain genetic disorders that…

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GREAT AGAIN: Toyota to Invest $1.3 Billion in Kentucky Plant…

Posted: 10 Apr 2017 01:32 PM PDT

Toyota said Monday it is investing $1.33 billion to retool its sprawling factory in Georgetown, Kentucky, where the company’s flagship Camry sedans are built. No…

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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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Grace that is Greater than All our Sin

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As believers,wehave all the forgivenesswe will ever need. Christ’s gracious and sacrificialwork on the cross is one and done. He paid for all the sins of all the elect for all of their lives.There remains nomore sin for which to pay. No more blood is needed from Christ. No penance or probation or partnership is needed from us. Upon Calvary’s cross he cried,”It is finished,” and he did not over-estimate the scope of his success.

As believers, we have all thepositional righteousness we will ever need.Jesus was a perfect saint. He obeyed all the Law; perfectly he did so, both inwardly and externally. Christcommitted not one sin of commission or omission; he was the flawless worshiper. Consequently, he became our gracious substitute, surrogate, or proxy. His obedience was credited to our account. His robe of righteousness was permanently draped about our shoulders. Therefore, because of Jesus Christ and only because…

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Mainstream conservative news site reviews The Case for Christ movie

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This review is from Ed Morrissey of Hot Air, a major conservative news and commentary web site.

Excerpt:

[T]he pursuit of evidence forms the core of the film’s narrative. In 1980, Lee Strobel (Mike Vogel) finds his marriage and professional life turned upside-down when his wife Leslie (Erika Christiansen) converts from their shared atheism to Christianity. Convinced that his wife has been brainwashed by a cult — being just a couple of years removed from the Jonestown massacre — Strobel decides to apply his journalistic expertise to debunk the central core of the Christian faith: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Can Strobel find an evidence-based argument to refute Christianity, or will he be forced to face his own biases and assumptions?

Given that this is explicitly a conversion story (and that Strobel’s book sold 14 million copies over the last two decades), that outcome isn’t exactly a mystery, but the film isn’t…

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Graphic Artist Who Designed Novel ‘The Shack’ Renounces Book Says: “I Have Deep Regrets”

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Even though this graphic artist is now renouncing his part in designing “The Shack” (book) I believe that most of the damage is already done.  If you know Christians who have been drawn into this heretical book, and now heretical movie about the Trinity, please send them this article. At least this person had the courage to come forward and speak against “The Shack.”

from christiannews.net

‘I Have Deep Regrets’: Graphic Artist Who Designed ‘Shack’ Novel Renounces Book

The graphic artist who helped design the controversial best-selling novel “The Shack” has come forward to express his regret for being a part of the project out of his concern that it contains false doctrine.

“Over 10 years ago, I was captivated by the story and felt honored to be part of the graphic creation of the book. I was so drawn into it, wanting to know the God it portrayed,”…

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Did God Forbid us to Critique or Criticize Church Leaders?

High profile Church leaders who teach doctrines of demons actually have the temerity to warn their critics to back off or face danger of divine judgment. Well, Cameron Buettel’s not backing off. In a blog post he wrote for Grace to You, Buettel names names and includes a video of one wolf in sheep’s clothing you won’t want to miss. The man’s heretical teaching is breathtaking!  Even so, he has a gazillion adoring fans who financially support his sham of a ministry and they’ve made him a wealthy man. Why would any serious Christian support mangy wolves? Because many believers simply are unable to discern a wolf from a terrier, the reason being that they don’t have a firm grasp of Church doctrine — what they believe and why they believe it.

Someone once said that the Church is a mile wide and an inch deep. In other words, when it comes to understanding the things of God, His people have very little understanding. As a result of their shallowness, spiritual discernment is pretty much non-existent in the visible Church.  And therein lies the problem.

So with all of this in mind, here’s Cameron Buettel’s excellent post:

False teaching thrives in environments where it is unlikely to be questioned. Charlatans and heretics prey on uncritical minds, and work tirelessly to protect and preserve that gullibility. Their success depends on dismantling every challenge to their authority and accuracy.

John MacArthur describes why that problem is rampant in the modern church:

In a time like this of tolerance, listen, false teaching will always cry intolerance; it will always say you’re being divisive, you’re being unloving, you’re being ungracious, because it can only survive when it doesn’t get scrutinized. And so it cries against any intolerance. It cries against any examination, any scrutiny.

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Source: Did God Forbid us to Critique or Criticize Church Leaders?

Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy

Hank Hanegraaff addressed his conversion to the Orthodox faith on his radio show The Bible Answer Man in response to a caller who expressed concern that in becoming Eastern Orthodox, Hank had left the Christian faith. Following is his response:

I am now a member of an Orthodox Church, but nothing has changed in my faith. I have been attending an Orthodox church for a long time—for over two years, really, as a result of what happened when I went to China, many years ago. I saw Chinese Christians who were deeply in love with the Lord, and I learned that while they may not have had as much intellectual acumen or knowledge as I did, they had life. And so I learned that while truth matters, life matters more, and I remember flying back from China after spending time with just common people who had adeep, intense love for the Lord, and wondering, “Was I even a Christian?”

I was comparing my ability to communicate truth with their deep and abiding love for the Lord Jesus Christ… One man, by the way, said to me, truth matters but life matters more. In other words, it is not just knowing about Jesus Christ, it is experiencing the Resurrected Christ. As a result of that I started studying what was communicated by the progeny of Watchman Nee with respect to theosis and that drove me back to the early Christian Church.

And I suppose over that period of time I have fallen ever more in love with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It’s sort of like my wife—I have never been more in love with my wife than I am today, and I’ve never been more in love with my Lord Jesus Christ than I am today. I’ve been impacted by the whole idea of knowing Jesus Christ, experiencing Jesus Christ, and partaking of the graces of Jesus Christ through the Eucharist or the Lord’s Table. And that has become so central in my life, but as far as the statement that you mentioned, that I’ve left the Christian faith—nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact I believe what I have always believed, as codified in the Nicene Creed, and as championed by mere Christianity.

Hanegraaff recited the Nicene Creed and then concluded:

In other words, I am as deeply committed to championing mere Christianity and the essentials of the historic Christian faith, as I have ever been.

Articles that come from different perspectives:

Evangelical Apologist Hank Hanegraaff Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy

“Bible Answer Man” Hank Hanegraaff Joins Orthodox Church

The Bible Answer Man, Hank Hanegraaff, Leaves the Christian Faith?

Research:

Why Write About the Orthodox Church?

“We need to write about the Orthodox Church because it has a membership of over 200 million people worldwide and because it claims to be the only true Church on earth. When any such claim is made involving so many people, it is necessary to  research and write about such a group and compare it to scripture.”

What is the Eastern Orthodox Church and what are the beliefs of Orthodox Christians

“The Orthodox Church claims to be the one true church of Christ, and seeks to trace its origin back to the original apostles through an unbroken chain of apostolic succession. Orthodox thinkers debate the spiritual status of Roman Catholics and Protestants, and a few still consider them heretics. Like Catholics and Protestants, however, Orthodox believers affirm the Trinity, the Bible as the Word of God, Jesus as God the Son, and many other biblical doctrines. However, in doctrine, they have much more in common with Roman Catholics than they do with Protestant Christians.”

Source: Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy