Daily Archives: March 29, 2018

March 29: Prayer and Hope for the Anxious

Numbers 33:1–49; 1 Corinthians 15:12–34; Psalm 28:1–9

Anxiety, depression, and fear aren’t part of the Christian life—or the ideal Christian life, anyway. But for those who struggle with these emotions, this tidy concept isn’t helpful or true. What is helpful is hope and belief in the midst of tumultuous emotion.

The writer of Psa 28 expresses deep anxiety, but even as he does this, he expresses trust in Yahweh: “To you, O Yahweh, I call. O my rock, do not be deaf to me. Or else, if you are silent to me, then I will become like those descending to the pit” (Psa 28:1). Though he feels like God is not listening, the psalmist doesn’t stop pursuing God. He worships and cries for help anyway. In contrast to the “workers of evil” who “do not regard the works of Yahweh, nor the work of his hands,” the psalmist puts all of his dependence and trust in Yahweh (Psa 28:3, 5).

Halfway through the psalm, the petition turns to praise when Yahweh answers his prayer. The psalmist realizes his confidence is in the right place: “Blessed is Yahweh, because he has heard the voice of my supplications” (Psa 28:6). Even through dark times and bleak circumstances, God is faithful. He is never far from us, though emotions might dictate otherwise. He will “Shepherd them also and carry them always” (Psa 28:9). He saves, blesses, guides, and even carries us through all seasons.

We are saved not according to our own works, but the work of Christ. In the midst of struggle, we can be certain that we are experiencing salvation now, in part. And we can be “convinced of this same thing, that the one who began a good work in [us] will finish it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil 1:6).

How are you trusting in God in the midst of struggle? How can you thoughtfully support someone who is suffering through a season like this?

Rebecca Van Noord[1]


[1] Barry, J. D., & Kruyswijk, R. (2012). Connect the Testaments: A One-Year Daily Devotional with Bible Reading Plan. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

March 29 Seeking God’s Protection

“And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matt. 6:13).

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Have a healthy sense of self-distrust.

At the moment of your salvation, judicial forgiveness covered all of your sins—past, present, and future. Parental forgiveness restores the joy and sweet fellowship broken by any subsequent sins. But concurrent with the joy of being forgiven is the desire to be protected from any future sins. That’s the desire expressed in Matthew 6:13: “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

That petition seems simple enough at first glance, but it raises some important questions. According to James 1:13, God doesn’t tempt anyone to commit sin; so why ask Him to protect us from something He apparently wouldn’t lead us into in the first place?

Some say the word “temptation” in Matthew 6:13 means “trials.” But trials strengthen us and prove the genuineness of our faith. We are to rejoice in them, not avoid them (James 1:2–4).

Though the Greek word here can refer either to a trial or an enticement, the solution to this paradox has to do with the nature of the petition. This is not so much a technical theological statement as it is an emotional plea from one who hates sin and wants to be protected from it. Chrysostom, the early church father, said this petition is a natural appeal of human weakness as it faces danger (Homily 19.10).

I don’t know about you, but I have a healthy sense of self-distrust. That’s why I carefully guard what I think, say, watch, read, and listen to. If I sense spiritual danger I run into the presence of God and say, “Lord, I will be overwhelmed by this situation unless You come to my aid.” That’s the spirit of Matthew 6:13.

We live in a fallen world that throws temptation after temptation our way. Therefore it’s only natural and proper for us as Christians to continually confess our sins, receive the Father’s forgiveness, and plead with Him to deliver us from the possibility of sinning against Him in the future.

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Suggestions for Prayer:  Thank the Lord that He loves you and ministers through you despite your human weaknesses. ✧ Ask Him to protect you today from any situation that might cause you to sin.

For Further Study: Read 1 Corinthians 10:13 and James 1:13–16. ✧ To what degree will God allow you to be tempted? ✧ What is a common source of temptation?[1]


[1] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (1993). Drawing Near—Daily Readings for a Deeper Faith (p. 101). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

Wretched Radio 03/29/2018

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Pope Francis: ‘There Is No Hell’

(Michael W. Chapman – CNSNews) In another interview with his longtime atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis claims that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just “disappear.” This is a denial of the 2,000-year-old teaching of the Catholic Church about the reality of Hell and the eternal existence of the soul.

The interview between Scalfari and the Pope was published March 28, 2018 in La Repubblica. The relevant section on Hell was translated by the highly respected web log, Rorate Caeli.

 

The interview is headlined, “The Pope: It is an honor to be called revolutionary.” (Il Papa: “È un onore essere chiamato rivoluzionario.”)

Scalfari says to the Pope, “Your Holiness, in our previous meeting you told me that our species will disappear in a certain moment and that God, still out of his creative force, will create new species. You have never spoken to me about the souls who died in sin and will go to hell to suffer it for eternity. You have however spoken to me of good souls, admitted to the contemplation of God. But what about bad souls? Where are they punished?”

Pope Francis says,  “They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear. There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, ‘eternal fire.’ The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs.” (1035)

The Catechism further states, “The affirmations of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church on the subject of hell are a call to the responsibility incumbent upon man to make use of his freedom in view of his eternal destiny. They are at the same time an urgent call to conversion: ‘Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.’

“Since we know neither the day nor the hour, we should follow the advice of the Lord and watch constantly so that, when the single course of our earthly life is completed, we may merit to enter with him into the marriage feast and be numbered among the blessed, and not, like the wicked and slothful servants, be ordered to depart into the eternal fire, into the outer darkness where ‘men will weep and gnash their teeth.’”View article →

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Source: Pope Francis: ‘There Is No Hell’

MARCH 29 OUR FUTURE REWARDS

Every man shall receive his own reward.

1 Corinthians 3:8

Our motives in the Christian life should be both right and genuine. God is the Faithful One. We are to love Him and serve Him because He is God—not because of the gracious things He does for us or for the rewards He promises us!

However, it should be said that God does not expect us to forget or ignore the gracious future promises He has made to us. It is a glorious truth that if we believe God and honor His Word, if we walk by faith in love and obedience, there will be eternal rewards for each of us in that great coming day. The rewards will differ. Wisdom and knowledge and love reside in Him who is our God. He will make the right judgments for His people.

I for one will not be surprised if some of God’s faithful people serving Him today should rise as high and shine as brightly as the heroes of faith listed in the book of Hebrews.

I say that in all truthfulness because I do not think that all of the heroes of faith are dead and gone!

Praise to the Lord from whom all blessings flow! I worship You today, the mighty God of all creation![1]


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

Pope Francis Approved Priest Blessing Same-Sex Couples

Daniel Duigou and Pope Francis

Daniel Duigou, the priest of the Church Saint-Merry in Paris, France, is a French priest of with progressive views on the topic of human sexuality. After meeting privately with the Pope, the priest claims that Francis gave him a thumbs-up approval to his blessing of same-sex couples. For clarity’s sake, Duigou is not claiming that Pope Francis gave him permission to wed same-sex couples, but to bless their unions.

In a 45 minute interview with Konbini News, Diuigou claimed he met alone with the Pontiff. The cover of his book, which he is now promoting, has a picture of the two meeting together. He wrote an Open Letter to Pope Francis (entitled, Lettre Ouverte d’un Curé au Pape François), in which he asks Francis to “reinvent” the church, with modern views on sexuality in mind. He is also lobbying Francis to make the role of parish priests less central to Roman Catholic religion, opening it up to more lay people in a populist overture to democratize the religion.

According to LifeSite News..

“The first question he [the pope] asked me was: ‘Do you bless divorced and remarried couples?’ which is one of the big questions today in the Church,” explained Duigou. He recalled responding, “I listen and I bless, and I also bless homosexual couples.”

According to Duigou the Pope responded: “Yes, because to bless means that God thinks well of people and that God thinks well of all people.”

The news show host asked incredulously: “Well, does this mean that the Pope is in favor of blessing homosexual couples?”

The French priest responded: “Yes, absolutely. It is not about marrying them.”

Humorously, when asked whether this is the official position of the Church, Father Duigou responded that it is the position of the Pope. How could it not be the official position of the Roman Catholic Church if it’s the position of the Pope of Rome?

Some conservative Catholics are calling for Duigou’s removal from the priesthood, given his advocacy for same-sex relationships and female clergy. The real problem for them, however, is that consistency requires they deal with Pope Francis who is acting equally as errantly. The problem for an infallible church is that it cannot repent.

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Pope Francis Says in Interview there Is No Hell, Allegedly

Editorial Note: Well we knew he was a heretic, but now he’s finally voiced it in an unmistakable way.

In a conversation with a 93-year-old atheist at the Vatican, Pope Francis, gave the answer to all your prayers. ‘Hell doesn’t exist,’ the Pontiff told Eugenio Scalfari, the founder of one of Italy’s leading newspapers. Instead, the Pope says the souls of the unrepentant will simply disappear forever and go unpunished.   Mr Scalfari’s conversation with Francis is one of a series being reported in La Repubblica. They’ve already caused controversy in Italy, prompting the Vatican to clarify what Mr Scalfari has reported.

Needless to say, the Gospel writers will be very surprised to hear that, since they mention Hell (γέενναν) 11 times.


Pope Francis has yet again made waves among conservative Roman Catholics for saying in an interview – at least allegedly – that souls who are not redeemed will just “disappear.” Speaking in an interview with his longtime atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, Francis claimed that not only would souls cease existence, but that there was in fact, “no hell.” It is worth noting for fairness that the Vatican denies that the reporting is accurate. However, Scalfari – who is a longtime friend of the Pope – does not have a history of misreporting facts.

According to Scalfari’s publication, La Repubblica, Francis said…

“They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear. There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.”

Francis’ words were translated by the respected blog, Rorate Caeli. In spite of the Vatican’s denials, Scalfari and La Repubblica are standing by their reporting.

Apparently, Francis and Scalfari have discussed this before. Francis’ words were in response to the following, from Scalfari…

“Your Holiness, in our previous meeting you told me that our species will disappear in a certain moment and that God, still out of his creative force, will create new species. You have never spoken to me about the souls who died in sin and will go to hell to suffer it for eternity. You have however spoken to me of good souls, admitted to the contemplation of God. But what about bad souls? Where are they punished?”

Francis’ statement is at odds with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which affirms the existence of hell and eternal, conscious torment. The Catechism reads:

1034 Jesus often speaks of “Gehenna” of “the unquenchable fire” reserved for those who to the end of their lives refuse to believe and be converted, where both soul and body can be lost.612 Jesus solemnly proclaims that he “will send his angels, and they will gather . . . all evil doers, and throw them into the furnace of fire,”613 and that he will pronounce the condemnation: “Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire!”614

1035 The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, “eternal fire.”615 The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs.

1036 The affirmations of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church on the subject of hell are a call to the responsibility incumbent upon man to make use of his freedom in view of his eternal destiny. They are at the same time an urgent call to conversion: “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.”616

Since we know neither the day nor the hour, we should follow the advice of the Lord and watch constantly so that, when the single course of our earthly life is completed, we may merit to enter with him into the marriage feast and be numbered among the blessed, and not, like the wickedand slothful servants, be ordered to depart into the eternal fire, into the outer darkness where “men will weep and gnash their teeth.”617

Francis has made numerous statements throughout the years that would lead any rational observer to assume he is either a Universalist (believing all will go to Heaven) or an annihilationist (believing the souls of the damned will cease existence, avoiding hell).

The Vatican has recently stated, in response to the La Repubblica story, that “What is reported by the author in today’s article [in La Repubblica] is the result of his reconstruction, in which the textual words pronounced by the Pope are not quoted. No quotation of the aforementioned article must therefore be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father.

La Repubblica is standing by the reporting of Scalfari, Francis’ longtime friend.

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Sin Didn’t Kill Jesus—God Did

(Tim Challies) This sponsored post is adapted from The Gospel According to God: Rediscovering the Most Remarkable Chapter in the Old Testament by John MacArthur—a book explaining the prophetic words of Isaiah 53 verse by verse, highlighting important connections to the history of Israel, the New Testament, and our lives today.

A Shocking Truth

The reality of Christ’s vicarious, substitutionary death on our behalf is the heart of the gospel according to God—the central theme of Isaiah 53.

We must remember, however, that sin did not kill Jesus; God did. The suffering servant’s death was nothing less than a punishment administered by God for sins others had committed. That is what we mean when we speak of penal substitutionary atonement. Again, if the idea seems shocking and disturbing, it is meant to be. Unless you recoil from the thought, you probably haven’t grasped it yet. “Our God is a consuming fire” (Heb. 12:29). This is one of the major reasons the gospel is a stumbling block to Jews, and it’s sheer foolishness as far as Gentiles are concerned (1 Cor. 1:23). “But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, [the message of Christ crucified embodies both] the power of God and the wisdom of God” (v. 24).

There’s no way to sidestep the fact that the doctrine of penal substitution is unequivocally affirmed in the plain message of Isaiah 53. It is also confirmed and reiterated by many other passages throughout Scripture (cf. 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; Heb. 9:28; 1 Pet. 2:24). The servant of Yahweh, though perfectly innocent, bore the guilt of others and suffered unspeakable anguish to atone for their sins. View article →

Source: Sin Didn’t Kill Jesus—God Did

March 29, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

BLOOMBERG

President Donald Trump said he will replace Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician, in the latest administration shakeup.

U.S. filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest level since January 1973, further evidence that the labor market remains tight, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Jobless claims decreased by 12k to 215k.

Kim Jong Un could become the first North Korean leader in history to enter South Korea in just over four weeks, when he steps across the heavily fortified border for a summit with President Moon Jae-in. The April 27 meeting on the southern side of the demilitarized zone will be the first between leaders of the two nations in 11 years. Leaders of the two nations — which are still technically at war — have only met twice since the peninsula was divided in 1948.

President Emmanuel Macron is rolling out France’s strategy to close an artificial-intelligence gap with the U.S. and China, saying it’ll require Europeans to get more comfortable with sharing data.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met a group of religious leaders in New York, including two rabbis, a rare interfaith gesture for the de facto ruler of the conservative Islamic kingdom that allows negligible religious freedoms.

Attempting a policy reset, President Donald Trump will push for upgrades to the nation’s aging roads and bridges Thursday in his first public appearance since an adult-film actress claimed on national TV that they had sex months after his wife gave birth to his fifth child.

Barclays Plc agreed to pay $2 billion in civil penalties to settle a U.S. investigation into its marketing of residential mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2007.

Bitcoin’s miserable quarter isn’t over yet. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market value dropped as much as 6 percent on Thursday, taking it below the $7,500 mark to the lowest level on a closing basis since early February.

Consumer sentiment in March reached the highest level since 2004 as a solid labor market and growth expectations offset concerns about tariffs and stock-market volatility, a University of Michigan survey showed Thursday.

At a time when gun-control demonstrations have unfolded across the nation and the world, 30 lenders declined to provide bankruptcy financing for Remington Outdoor Co.

AP Top Stories

The wife of a Taiwanese human rights activist jailed in China vowed Wednesday to keep fighting for his release after Beijing allowed her to visit him in prison. Lee Ming-che is serving a five-year prison sentence after being convicted by a Chinese court in November on charges of subverting state power.

A senior Al-Qaeda operative and another jihadist were killed in a US air strike in Libya, the Pentagon confirmed Wednesday.

Police are trying to learn why an SUV they believe was carrying a family of eight plunged off a cliff in Northern California. Jennifer and Sarah Hart from Washington and three of their kids were found dead at the scene. The other three are still missing.

Pressure was mounting Wednesday for rebels to accept a negotiated withdrawal from their final holdout in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, as hundreds boarded buses to leave another part of the battered enclave.

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan Thursday, saying tearfully that it was “a dream” to come home for the first time since she was airlifted to Britain after being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman more than five years ago.

China and Russia are leading a stealthy and increasingly successful effort at the United Nations to weaken UN efforts to protect human rights around the world, according to diplomats and activists.

Five cryptocurrency exchanges have withdrawn their applications to be licensed in Japan, saying they can’t meet the government’s requirements, the Financial Services Agency said Thursday.

BBC

A fire at a police station in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, in Carabobo state, has left 68 people dead, government officials said. The blaze reportedly started after prisoners set fire to mattresses in an attempt to break out on Wednesday.

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second four-year term, preliminary results suggest. State media said Mr Sisi had secured a landslide victory against his sole challenger, Moussa Mustafa Moussa, winning more than 90% of the vote.

Volkswagen has said it will buy back new or nearly new diesel cars affected by diesel bans in German cities. A German court recently ruled that cities should be allowed to ban some diesel cars to reduce pollution.

Airbnb is to start sending the Chinese government information about customers who book accommodation in China. Data shared with the authorities will include passport details and the dates of bookings.

Germany’s new interior minister is pressing ahead with controversial plans to hold asylum seekers in centers until their right to stay is determined. Under Horst Seehofer’s proposals, migrants are to be kept in so-called “anchor centers” for up to 18 months while their requests are processed.

A recreation of a sculpture destroyed by the Islamic State group is the latest artwork to be unveiled on the Fourth plinth.

WND

A pair of airline pilots traveling over Arizona claim they were passed by a UFO while flying at over 30,000 feet in the air. Both planes reported the sighting and now the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a radio broadcast of the out-of-this-world incident.

Pregnant inmates will no longer give birth in shackles in North Carolina after a change in the state’s prison rules. The use of leg or waist restraints will now also be stopped.


The Briefing — Thursday, March 29, 2018

1) What the media coverage of a 10-year-old drag performer reveals about efforts to transform moral instincts

New York Magazine (Lauren Levy) –
180 Minutes With Desmond Is Amazing He’s a 10-year-old drag performer, and he’s cooler than you.

Daily Mail (Aoibhinn McBride) –
‘You can just do you’: Boy, 10, founds a drag club for KIDS so they can express themselves in a ‘positive, encouraging, and safe’ space

2) Under mandate from government, preschools in Sweden aim to ‘counteract traditional gender roles’

New York Times (Ellen Barry) –
In Sweden’s Preschools, Boys Learn to Dance and Girls Learn to Yell

3) In the name of equality, France announces mandatory school attendance for 3-year-olds

USA Today (Elizabeth Schumacher) –
This country is making school for 3-year-olds mandatory


News – 3/29/2018

‘Betrayal’: James Dobson unloads on Republicans
“In passing the very immoral omnibus spending bill, the Republican establishment in both the House and the Senate has betrayed those who put them in office in the first place,” Dobson said Wednesday. He said that while the Hyde Amendment “makes it technically illegal to use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions, we know full well that these resources will be used to promote and expand an organization that many Americans find abhorrent and incompatible with our Christian faith.”

Defying US, PA returns to directly financing convicted terrorists
The PA had been indirectly paying the families of the “martyrs” for four years, but has now decided to pay directly. The move comes after the US passed last Friday the Taylor Force Act—which halts economic aid to the PA until it ceases paying stipends to terrorists and to the families of deceased terrorists—as a show of defiance against the Trump administration and its new clamp down.

‘If Abbas won’t work with us, we’ll find someone who will’
“Time does not stop,” Friedman said. “If Abbas is not interested in sitting with us and Israel, I’m sure we’ll find another official to work with. It’s important to make clear: The vacuum will be filled. The PA Chairman is not irreplaceable in our view.”

Welfare pamphlet: ‘Information for one married to a child’
“The irony is that in Syria, having sex with and impregnating a child leads to a 9-year stint in prison whereas Sweden rewards the same behavior with financial aid and a helpful pamphlet. “We have chosen to legalize marriages between adults and children and thereby abandon the most vulnerable – young immigrant girls who are being robbed of their future under the watchful eye of the Swedish state,” ….little is done to protect the children (and they are always girls, btw),”

Lt. Gen. Boykin: ‘God’s Imprint Was On’ Trump’s Election Win
The vice president of the Family Research Council, Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin (ret.), a former leader of Delta Force and commander of Army Special Forces, said the endless attacks by the left on President Donald Trump are “diabolical” and that the left is in “disarray” because they do not understand that “God’s imprint” is evident in the election of Trump in 2016.

Christians and Jews Celebrate Israel’s Upcoming 70th Anniversary at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
As many as 500 evangelical Christians and Jews from around the world gathered on Sunday night at U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.—otherwise known as the “Winter White House”—for a one-of-a-kind event celebrating Israel’s upcoming 70th anniversary, as well as the unity of Christians and Jews supporting the Jewish state.

French FM shocks Jews with statement on the murder of Jewish Holocaust survivor by Muslim screaming ‘Allah Akbar – “we cannot yet say if the motive for the murder was anti-semitism”
He does allow us to come to the conclusion that it is: “We cannot yet say if the motive for the murder was antisemitism but it is reasonable to assume, it will not be surprising and, therefore, this only strengthens the fact that this struggle has not ended, and that we will need to continue fighting against antisemitism.”

Trump Supporters Call For Boycott of Netflix After Susan ‘Benghazi’ Rice Appointed to Board of Directors
Netflix doubled down on their support for Obama corruption by appointing Susan ‘Benghazi’ Rice to the board of directors.

New Strzok-Page Texts Suggest Coordination Between Obama WH, CIA, FBI, DOJ AND DEMS Early in Trump-Russia Witch Hunt
Newly uncovered text messages between FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page suggests there was coordination between the Obama White House, CIA, FBI, DOJ and Democrat officials early on in the Trump-Russia witch hunt.

Devin Nunes: Obama Officials Were Being Briefed on the Trump Campaign by FBI in the White House (VIDEO)
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Sean Hannity on Wednesday night to discuss the latest batch of released text messages between lovebirds by Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Satellite Images Reveal “Massive Show Of Force” By 40 Chinese Warships, Aircraft Carrier
In what Reuters has dubbed a massive “show of force”, dozens of Chinese warships have been observed on satellite imagery, exercising with an aircraft carrier and warplanes above the heavily-disputed South China Sea, as part of the previously noted massive military drills, which the PLA ominously said were “in preparation for war.”

Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
 In what might be the largest scientific fraud ever uncovered, NASA and the NOAA have been caught red-handed altering historical temperature data to produce a “climate change narrative” that defies reality. This finding, originally documented on the Real Science website, is detailed here.

Amazon has quietly decided to start photographing your home each time they make a delivery 
Imagine checking your email and finding a picture of your front porch taken by someone that you have never met or even interacted with – a complete stranger. While this may sound like the plot line of a horror film straight out of Hollywood, the reality is that it’s not; it’s actually something that Amazon is now doing for people after packages are delivered at their front door.


Is Facebook listening in on your conversations? Cambridge Analytica whistleblower thinks so

(Fox News) Facebook might be listening in from your smartphone to determine where you are for targeted advertising, according to testimony from the computer expert who sparked the Cambridge Analytica controversy.

In a hearing with the British House of Commons media committee, Chris Wylie, the expert who accused Facebook of improperly harnessing user data to help Donald Trump’s presidential bid, said Facebook and other smartphone apps might be trying to figure out users’ environment to “improve the contextual value of the advertising itself,” according to reports.  View article →


‘Roseanne’ BLOWS UP In The Ratings. Trump Supporters Cheer. But There’s One Really Big Problem For Conservatives.

(Ben Shapiro – Dailywire) On Tuesday night, Roseanne’s reboot premiered — and it blew up in the ratings. Fully 18.2 million Americans between the ages of 18-49 watched the show. It received a 5.1 rating. It was the best Tuesday night premier for ABC since 2006. Americans tuned in in shocking numbers.

Many conservatives are overjoyed at this — they see it as a cultural moment of great import, because Roseanne’s character is a Trump supporter. She shellacks Hillary on the show. Her sister, a purported Hillary supporter, couldn’t even bring herself to vote Hillary — she voted for Jill Stein.

Conservatives are celebrating because they believe that Roseanne is helping to cure the culture by depicting a Trump supporter as something other than a rube or an idiot. There’s some truth to this: Roseanne’s character is whip-smart and unwilling to take crap from anyone — she’s sort of a female mini-Trump in terms of personality.

But there’s something else going on in Roseanne that should disturb conservatives: the redefinition of Trump supporters as blue collar leftists rather than conservatives. Roseanne’s character is pro-gay-marriage, pro-abortion, feminist, and pro-transgenderism — and the implication is that she is a good person because of these views. The real difference between Trump voters and Hillary voters are economic in nature, not cultural.

This was the original concept of the Roseanne character. I interviewed Marcy Carsey, the woman behind the original Roseanne, for my book Primetime Propaganda. Carsey called herself a Democrat who grew up in an Eisenhower Republican household, and said that she understood Republicans, but that the show was written about working women: “A working-class heroine to represent the difficult lives that so many millions of women were leading.” Roseanne featured one of television’s earliest same-sex weddings, the title character considering abortion, the title character asking her virgin daughter to use birth control, her daughter Darlene using pot, speed, and acid, and the title character routinely and vulgarly describing genitalia.

Television hasn’t featured a respectful depiction of a typical Republican-voting woman in decades. And Roseanne isn’t it. Roseanne could just as easily have been a Bernie supporter as a Trump supporter, because she is a class heroine, not a cultural one — and the Left believes that the only path to unity between Right and Left is to cast out the cultural right. That’s what Roseanne does implicitly.  View article →

MID-DAY SNAPSHOT

MAR. 29, 2018

New Evidence of Obama’s Deep-State Collusion?

FBI, CIA, Democrat leaders and Obama’s White House all appear to have coordinated on Trump probe.

THE FOUNDATION

“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” —Samuel Adams (1779)


Headlines – 3/29/2018

US ambassador: If Abbas won’t negotiate with us, his replacement will

PA stages ‘campaign of arrests’ against Fatah dissidents, critics

PA to spend $355m on ‘terror’ payments in 2018: Israeli NGO

Masses of Gazans head to border area for ‘right of return’ says organizer

IDF vows ‘personal’ steps against bus companies transporting Gazan protestors

IDF: We will respond to Hamas provocations at the fence and deep in Gaza

Two Palestinians breach Gaza security fence in fourth incident in a week

If infiltrators reached Tze’elim, they could have reached Tel Aviv too

High alert on Gaza border after string of incursions

IDF to southern residents: Carry your weapons over the holiday

Settler violence against Palestinians is on the rise, but goes regularly unpunished

Jews Expand Presence in Hebron, Naming Buildings After Biblical Matriarchs

German company fires employee in Jordan for defending Israel

Remaining Ethiopians waiting to immigrate to Israel prepare for Passover

Macron attends funeral of slain Parisian Holocaust survivor, decries ‘barbaric’ act of anti-Semitism

Political tensions cloud tribute to slain Holocaust survivor

10,000 march in Paris to memorialize killed Holocaust survivor

Jordan accepts Israel’s pick of ambassador, as ties improve

Hamas and Iran closest they’ve been since Syrian war, senior official says

Israeli UN Ambassador to Security Council: Time Is Running Out on Iran Nuclear Deal

EU envoys discuss new Iran sanctions, possible adoption in April

Saudi FM Jubeir says kingdom has the right to respond to Iranian threat

John Bolton: The right man at the right time?

Liberal Jewish groups slam Bolton for ‘bellicose ideology, anti-Muslim bigotry’

Israeli official: UN peacekeepers on Golan slow to move back to Syria side

Syria war: Troops mass around last rebel town in Eastern Ghouta

Saudi Government Daily: Removing Assad From Power And Prosecuting Him For War Crimes Are The Top Priority

The West has shamefully abandoned its Kurdish allies

Islamic State haunts northern Iraq months after its defeat

With no real contest for Sissi, all eyes on turnout as Egyptians count votes

UAE pledges $500 mln to UN aid efforts in Yemen

UN Security Council: Houthi attacks threaten regional security

Saudi Crown Prince meets with number of US religious leaders

China commends North, South Korea efforts on ties after summit set

Trump gives positive sign on talks with Kim, good review of Xi meeting

North Korea begins testing experimental reactor at nuclear site despite ‘denuclearization’ talk

Global Anti-Russia Campaign Is Taking Us Dangerously Close To Disaster

Lt. Gen. Boykin: ‘God’s Imprint Was On’ Trump’s Election Win

Parkland suspect Nikolas Cruz showered with fan mail, donations: report

Dissenting Justice in the Heller Case Now Argues for Repeal of the Second Amendment

Sandbagging the 2nd Amendment: Ex-justice hurts his own cause with New York Times op-ed

If the Second Amendment falls, our entire Bill of Rights falls

Texas politician: gun control led to deaths of children in the Holocaust – Facebook deletes image

John Stossel: Why so many are ‘taking the red pill’ (and discovering the truth about the mainstream media)

Conservatives angry over Netflix hiring Obama security aide

Ecuador Disconnects Julian Assange From The Internet

Almost 40% of the market value created during the Trump rally is gone

Self-Driving Car Ticketed; Company Disputes Violation

What’s on Your Mind? Bosses Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Find Out

Elon Musk’s brain implant start-up reportedly planned to test on animals

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Mendi, Papua New Guinea

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Saumlaki, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft

Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 13,000ft

Aoba volcano on Vanuatu erupts to 12,000ft

Man has ‘world’s worst’ super-gonorrhoea

Burning Man sells out 26,000 tickets in a half hour

China detains ‘underground’ bishop with role in deal with Vatican

Movie theaters cash in as Hollywood turns to God

Apostasy Watch

Understanding the Difference: Biblical Atonement or New Age At-One-Ment?

Police Called on Faith Healer Who Touched Unwilling People in Gym Lockerroom

Todd White: God Made Me Look Like a Heavily Medicated Patient and Wounded Me so I Couldn’t Walk – Clearly Demons Not God

Dr. Michael Brown: We Can Have Out of Body Experiences – No Problem Conceptually With People Having Them

Angelic Possession Birthed Lou Engle’s The Call Ministry

Married Pastor Says Sexting Accusation Is a ‘Lie’; threatens Critics ‘Watch (out) How They Treat God’s Man’

United Methodist Michigan Retreat Town Sued for Only Allowing Christians to Own Homes


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Are continuationists heretics?

We would like to point our readers to a very important dialogue between Wretched Radio’s Todd Friel and Ps. Phil Johnson from Grace To You. These are necessary conversations discerning believers need to have in light of the ‘modern day downgrade’ of scripture we see in the evangelical church today – a slippery slope indeed.

“Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” Jude 3-4.


Source: Todd Friel, Wretched Network, ‘Are Continuationists Heretics?’, https://www.youtube.com/user/WretchedNetwork/videos Published March 28, 2018, (Accessed March 29, 2018.)


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