Daily Archives: September 10, 2018

September 10: God Doesn’t Promise Ease or Invisibility

Amos 4:6–5:27; Acts 9:20–43; Job 20:1–11

As Christians, we might be tempted by the lure of invisibility—the fabled cloak or ring that gives us the power to walk undetected among our friends or enemies. Although it is true that “making much of God” means making little of ourselves, we sometimes use this truth as an excuse to avoid proclaiming God’s work in our lives. Living under the radar is much more comfortable.

Paul never chose the comfortable route. As a former persecutor of the Church, Paul knew the danger of preaching Christ in the open—the chief priests had once empowered him to imprison all who publically professed Christ (Acts 9:14). Yet as a new convert, Paul loudly proclaimed the name of Christ to anybody within hearing distance: “And he was going in and going out among them in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. And he was speaking and debating with the Greek-speaking Jews, but they were trying to do away with him” (Acts 9:28–29).

Most of us know that life as a Christian won’t be a life of ease. But what is our image of a life of ease? Is it overstuffed chairs, butlers, and bulging bank accounts? Is it remaining silent when we should confess the name of Christ? Or is it judging from afar when we should be coming alongside people in their pain and brokenness? If we follow Paul’s brazen example, we will boldly and wisely share Christ in every possible circumstance.

Are you choosing invisibility? How can you boldly and wisely proclaim Christ?

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.

September 10 Maintaining Spiritual Effectiveness

“Stand firm against the schemes of the devil” (Eph. 6:11).

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Satan wants to render you ineffective for Christ.

In 1 Corinthians 16:9 Paul says, “A wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” That’s typical of spiritual warfare. The more opportunities you have to serve Christ, the more adversaries you’ll face. That’s because Satan seeks to hinder your spiritual service.

Often seminary students ask me if ministry becomes easier over the years. In one sense it does because you learn better study skills, time management, and the like. But in a greater sense it becomes more difficult because as you labor in the Word, contend for souls, and struggle against your own weaknesses, Satan opposes you at every turn.

You can sense something of the difficulty of ministry in Paul’s words to the Thessalonians: “Having thus a fond affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us. For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God” (1 Thess. 2:8–9). To the Ephesian elders he said, “Be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears” (Acts 20:31).

Every sphere of ministry is important—whether you’re a pastor, homemaker, factory worker, or student. Consequently, every ministry encounters opposition as Satan attempts to cause friction and discouragement within families, churches, and workplaces. Thus, believers must be humble and gentle toward one another, “being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3). When we do that, the Body of Christ is strengthened, and Satan can’t gain a foothold.

Ministry is hard work, and the obstacles are great, but the victories are even greater. So be faithful, knowing that God will reward you richly.

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Suggestions for Prayer:  Thank God for the privilege of serving Him, even during the hard times. ✧ Thank Him for the encouragement you receive from His Spirit, His Word, and your fellow-believers.

For Further Study: According to Romans 8:18, what was Paul’s perspective on difficulties?[1]


[1] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (1993). Drawing Near—Daily Readings for a Deeper Faith (p. 266). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

How Can I Witness to My Friends Who Say They’re Christians but Their Actions Say Otherwise? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

How should we respond to people who say they believe but don’t act like Christians? In this Q&A video from our 2017 National Conference, W. Robert Godfrey, Michael Horton, and Derek Thomas consider the problem of nominal Christianity.

Message us for clear, concise, and trustworthy answers to your biblical and theological questions at Ask.Ligonier.org.

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SEPTEMBER 10 GOD’S EXHORTATION

As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.

1 Peter 1:15

What is the Apostle Peter saying to us in relaying to us God’s exhortation: “Be ye holy as I am holy, and because I am holy”?

First is our own responsibility to bring our spiritual lives into line so that God may settle upon us with the Holy Spirit—with that quality of the Wonderful and the Mysterious and the Divine.

This is not something that can be humanly cultivated. This is something that we will not even be conscious we have. It is this quality of humility invaded by the presence of God which the church of our day lacks.

Oh, that we might yearn for the knowledge and presence of God in our lives from moment to moment, so that without human cultivation and without toilsome seeking, there would come upon us this enduement, this sweet and radiant fragrance that gives meaning to our witness!

I am willing to confess in humility that we need this in our day.

Dear Lord, if we seriously desired to be “holy,” the only way we could do so is through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. By our own efforts, this would not be possible, for the Bible says, “No one is righteous” (see Romans 3:10).[1]


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

New Age Beliefs Are Common in America–and in Our Churches

by Joe Carter

The Story: According to a new survey, New Age beliefs are common in America, even among people who are highly religious in traditional ways.

The Background: A new Pew Research analysis looks at beliefs and behaviors that cut across many denominations producing a new and revealing classification, or typology, of religion in America. The new typology sorts Americans into seven groups based on the religious and spiritual beliefs they share, how actively they practice their faith, the value they place on their religion, and the other sources of meaning and fulfillment in their lives.

Included in the survey was a question about whether people held certain New Age beliefs, such as a belief that spiritual energy is located in physical things, such as mountains, trees, or crystals; reincarnation (people will be reborn again and again in this world); astrology (the position of stars and planets can affect people’s lives); and psychics (that some people perceive or are sensitive to supernatural forces).

The groupings, from most to least religious, are:

Sunday Stalwarts — This is the most religious of the seven typology groups. Sunday Stalwarts attend religious services weekly (82 percent), pray daily (84 percent), and participate in church groups (100 percent). They are also the most likely to believe in God as described in the Bible (94 percent) and believe in heaven and hell (97 percent and 91 percent, respectively).

About one in three persons in this group believes in psychics (32 percent) and that spiritual energy can be located in physical objects (29 percent). About one in five believes in reincarnation (19 percent) and in astrology (16 percent).

God-and-Country — This group comprises believers who are less active in church groups or other religious organizations, but still hold many traditional religious beliefs and tilt right on social and political issues. About a quarter attend religious service (27 percent) but almost none participates in church groups (less than 1 percent). They mostly believe in God as described in the Bible (91 percent) and say that believing in God is necessary to be moral.

None of this group believes spiritual energy can be located in physical objects (0 percent) but almost one in three believes in psychics (28 percent). About one in five believes in reincarnation (21 percent) and in astrology (16 percent)…

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‘Steady State’ Or Deep State? Ron Paul Crushes The New York Times’ Hate-Driven Coup

The New York Times unleashed a firestorm by publishing an anonymously written op-ed from someone purporting to be a “senior US Administration official” and who writes of a secret cabal within the US government that conspires to thwart President Trump’s agenda.

Presented as a heroic “resistance” from within, many see it as the work of a dangerous and undemocratic “deep state.”

As Ron Paul and Daniel Mcadams discuss below, is the “steady state,” as the NYT anonymous writer terms it, really another word for the “deep state”?

Peter van Buren sums the situation up perfectly: The op-ed does indeed signal a crisis, but not a Constitutional one. It is a crisis of collusion, among journalists turned to the task of removing a president via what some would call a soft coup.

Because it’s either that, or we’re meant as a nation to believe an election should be overturned two years after the fact based on a vaguely-sourced tell-all book and an anonymous op-ed…

Source: ‘Steady State’ Or Deep State? Ron Paul Crushes The New York Times’ Hate-Driven Coup

‘End of days’: Birth of red heifer in Israel signals coming of Messiah claim Hebrew scholars (VIDEO)

Rabbinical scholars are treating the birth of an entirely red heifer in Israel as a potential omen for the rebuilding of the Third Temple. Evangelical Christians, citing Biblical prophecy, believe it means the end of days is nigh.

Source: ‘End of days’: Birth of red heifer in Israel signals coming of Messiah claim Hebrew scholars (VIDEO)

September 10, 2018 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

1  O LORD, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
2  But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.

3  O Israel, hope in the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Ps 131:1–3). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.


2–3 The psalmist has been like a child in the presence of God. Oh, the wonder of quiet contentment with God! He has enjoyed the walk with God in which he “stilled” (“composed”) himself and “quieted” (i.e., “silenced” or “found rest,” 62:1, 5) his soul (v. 2).

The psalmist was also like “a weaned child.” The age of the child in the simile of the “weaned child” (gāmul) should not be stressed. The word gāmul may also mean “contented” (cf. W. A. VanGemeren, “Psalm 131:2—kegāmul: The Problem of Meaning and Metaphor,” HS 23 [1982]: 51–57). The suggestion is sometimes made that a weaned child is no longer restless when it is with its mother because it no longer frets for milk. But a baby satisfied with its mother’s milk can also lie contented on its mother’s breast. The essential picture is that of contentment, regardless of age. So the psalmist feels a deep sense of peace, tranquility, and contentment with his God. Gottfried Quell (“Struktur und Sinn des Psalms 131,” in Das Ferne und Nahe Wort, ed. Fritz Maas [Berlin: Topelmann, 1967], 173–85) suggests that the psalmist speaks of the experience of children being carried by their mothers on the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Based on his wonderful relationship and walk with the Lord, David calls on Israel to trust in the Lord forevermore (cf. 130:7).[1]


131:1–3 / Though one of the shortest of psalms, Psalm 131 is one of the most profound. Its image of tranquillity we readily admire, but its advice we all too readily dismiss as impractical. When things go wrong, the temptation is to make ambitious plans and redouble our efforts. Such was clearly the case for Judah in the hardships of the early postexilic period. But this psalm of ascent counsels God’s people to engage in contemplation before action.

It is composed of a personal confession to God (vv. 1–2) and an exhortation to the congregation, Israel (v. 3). To some readers, the attachment of a corporate exhortation to so personal a confession might sound artificial (esp. perhaps in view of the identical imperative in the preceding psalm, 130:7). But, as this commentary has emphasized, the so-called division between individual and corporate is of our own devising. The combination of personal confession and public admonishment is attested in other psalms (e.g., 62:1–2, 5–7 and 8, 10).

The psalm’s overall purpose is to teach and encourage the people of God, by means of an exemplary confession, to give less attention to human efforts and more to God’s ordering of affairs. The opening “I” verses, while personal confessions, encourage the listeners to curb ambition and to find contentment and rest. Ambition is a matter of one’s heart, eyes (i.e., one’s focus), and walk (i.e., one’s field of endeavors; concern myself is lit. “walk around”). In the simile of verse 2, the speaker is likened to a mother and his soul to a weaned child. This describes an act of self-composure. But the following verse enjoins the audience, put your hope in the Lord. This juxtaposition leads one to think further of Yahweh as mother, with one’s soul or self as the weaned child that is quieted upon her (cf. Isa. 46:3; 49:15).[2]


131:3. In conclusion, David shifts from recounting his dependence on the Lord, to admonishing the nation O Israel, hope in the Lord (cf. comments on 130:5, 7–8).[3]


131:3. David called for Israel to hope in the Lord forever. To trust in Him is the antithesis of pride.[4]


131:3 The psalmist recommends this attitude of confidence in the Lord to all of Israel. So did A. W. Tozer. He wrote: “Never forget that it is a privilege to wonder, to stand in delighted silence before the Supreme Mystery and whisper, ‘O Lord God, thou knowest.’ ”[5]


131:2, 3 Like a weaned child: The image is that of a child who is no longer unsettled and discontented, but one who is at peace and trusting in his mother, who is there to comfort and to meet his needs. The words hope in the Lord recall 130:7.[6]


131:3 David exhorts the nation to forever embrace his own personal hope in the Lord.[7]


131:3 O Israel, Hope in the Lord! With such a disposition of trust and contentment, Israel may hope in the Lord at all times.[8]


131:3 O Israel, hope in Yahweh The psalmist subtly exhorts the nation of Israel to emulate his perspective of hoping in God.[9]


131:3 O Israel. Like Ps. 130, this intensely personal prayer becomes corporate at the end.[10]


[1] VanGemeren, W. A. (2008). Psalms. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Psalms (Revised Edition) (Vol. 5, p. 924). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[2] Hubbard, R. L. J., & Johnston, R. K. (2012). Foreword. In W. W. Gasque, R. L. Hubbard Jr., & R. K. Johnston (Eds.), Psalms (p. 470). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[3] Rydelnik, M., Vanlaningham, M., Barbieri, L. A., Boyle, M., Coakley, J., Dyer, C. H., … Zuber, K. D. (2014). Psalms. In M. A. Rydelnik & M. Vanlaningham (Eds.), The moody bible commentary (p. 866). Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

[4] Ross, A. P. (1985). Psalms. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 887). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

[5] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (p. 760). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[6] Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson’s new illustrated Bible commentary (p. 733). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

[7] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Ps 131:3). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[8] Crossway Bibles. (2008). The ESV Study Bible (p. 1109). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[9] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Ps 131:3). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

[10] Sproul, R. C. (Ed.). (2005). The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (p. 855). Orlando, FL; Lake Mary, FL: Ligonier Ministries.

September 10, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court, threatening sanctions against ICC judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.

President Donald Trump is facing a “coup”, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told Reuters, pointing to an anonymous column in the New York Times detailing resistance within the Trump administration.

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to unveil another round of tax cuts this week, hoping to draw a sharp contrast between themselves and Democrats ahead of the Nov. 6 congressional elections.

Canada must end its low-price milk proteins policy to reach a U.S.-Canadian deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said.

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will meet his counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Russia starting on Monday, sources familiar with the matter said, as the Trump administration encourages oil-producing countries to keep output up two months before it is due to renew sanctions on Iran’s crude exports.

Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected militants in an exchange of fire in the North Sinai town of al-Arish, the official MENA state news agency reported on Monday.

More than 30,000 people have been displaced within rebel-held northwest Syria by bombardment by Syrian government and allied forces which began last week, a United Nations official said.

China will respond if the United States takes any new steps on trade, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after President Donald Trump warned he was ready to slap tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports into the United States.

AP Top Stories

As California firefighters continue the battle against raging wildfires, the state fire agency is running out of money to keep up the fight, said officials. According to Cal Fire, California has been hit with 5,491 wildfires this year, burning 1.2 million acres, and the official fire season has only just begun. The state spent $432 million through August, leaving just $11 million in its annual budget.

Syria’s last major rebel bastion Idlib was Saturday targeted by the “most violent” Russian air strikes in a month, a monitor said, after the failure of a three-way summit on the Syrian conflict.

Workers for U.S. Steel will head back to the bargaining table on Monday, armed with a nationwide strike authorization vote. With corporations awash in tax cuts and protected from competition by Trump administration tariffs, United Steelworkers (USW) leaders say members want a contract deal that provides them with a portion of that windfall.

A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up near a convoy of gunmen commemorating the death anniversary of a famed resistance leader in Kabul on Sunday, killing at least seven people.

The Israeli army said Sunday that it shot and fatally wounded a Palestinian man who sought to damage the fence on the flashpoint Israel-Gaza border.

Italy has never considered leaving the European Union or the single currency, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Saturday. “I can assure you that we have never evaluated an exit from the euro … or the prospect of splitting from Europe.”

North Korea refrained from displaying its intercontinental missiles in a massive military parade through Pyongyang celebrating its 70th birthday Sunday — a conspicuous absence touted by US President Donald Trump as “a big and very positive statement”.

Pope Francis told newly ordained bishops Saturday that they must reject all forms of abuse and work in communion to fight the clerical culture that has fueled the sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking his papacy.

Russian police detained more than 800 people protesting against planned increases to the pension age on Sunday, a rights group said, disrupting demonstrations against an unpopular change that has hurt President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating.

The Trump administration said Saturday that it is cutting $25 million meant for East Jerusalem hospitals and putting the money toward “high-priority projects elsewhere.” The move follows the State Department’s late August announcement that the administration is slashing more than $200 million in bilateral aid to the Palestinians following a review that President Donald Trump ordered to ensure the spending was aligned with U.S. national interests.

Nigeria’s military on Sunday said it had restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country’s remote northeast, sparking fears about the group’s resurgence.

BBC

The US is to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington, Palestinian officials say.

There’s a 70% chance of a recurrence of the El Niño weather event before the end of this year, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Miners in Western Australia say they have discovered two huge gold-encrusted rocks that are each estimated to be worth millions of dollars. The largest specimen, weighing 210lb, was found to contain more than 2,400 ounces of gold.

French police have detained a man who stabbed seven people, injuring four seriously, in an attack on tourists and passers-by in Paris.

WND

The deep web is estimated to be about 400 to 500 times larger than the common internet. The dark web is relatively smaller – it is made up of a series of encrypted networks that is able to hide users’ identities and locations and can only be accessed with special software.

Two Muslim organizations are suspected of proselytizing California public school students at assemblies.


News – 9/10/2018

At Least Three Named Storms Will Affect Parts of the U.S. This Week
Three tropical cyclones will be affecting U.S. states or territories this week.It’s unusual to have U.S. tropical threats in the Pacific and Atlantic at the same time.There is still uncertainty about how each event might unfold.

Marianas islands fear a direct hit from Typhoon Mangkhut
The Northern Marianas is bracing for a direct hit from Typhoon Mangkhut, which continues to strengthen as it slowly approaches. A typhoon warning is active for all of the Marianas islands, including Guam. The storm is currently a category two, with winds as high as 160km/h. Thousands of people are in evacuation centres, and schools and government offices have been ordered closed.

No tsunami risk after 6.9 earthquake hits the Kermadec Islands
Thousands of people have reported feeling a 6.9 magnitude earthquake which hit near the Kermadec Islands this afternoon. The tremor, centred south of the Kermadec Islands, was initially reported as 6.8 magnitude but has been revised to 6.9, GNS Science said.

Mount Anak Krakatau in Constant Tremors: Observatory Post
According to Andi, with its unpredictable activity, the volcano in Sunda Straits remains in its alert status and the authority has warned tourists and fishermen to stay away from the volcano. Mount Anak Krakatau has an altitude of 305 meter above sea level. The tremor has indicated volcanic activity and used as a key parameter before the eruption.

Report: Trump administration to close PLO office in Washington
According to early draft of Trump’s national security adviser’s remarks reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, ‘The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to take steps to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.’

Spiritual-warfare expert: ‘Demonic component’ to divided U.S.
Is there a spiritual component to the sharp division America is experiencing? Karl Payne, an expert on demonology and the author of the highly acclaimed book “Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization, and Deliverance,” cites Jesus acknowledging that, for a time, Satan has been given limited authority on Earth. “If someone asks if [Satan] would influence the political system, I say, ‘Of course he would. Why wouldn’t he?’”

No tsunami threat after quake shakes Solomon Islands
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck the Solomon Islands this morning poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii island, according to the island’s Civil Defense. The quake was reported at 8:31 a.m. Hawaii time. But the U.S. Geological Survey reported its magnitude at 6.5.

The Great Middle Eastern War of 2019
The next war on Israel’s northern front, whether it starts in Lebanon or Syria, will not be just a more extensive and destructive replay of the 2006 Lebanon War. Developments since then ensure that such a war will likely involve many more actors, a much larger theater of operations, unprecedented challenges for escalation management, warfighting, and war termination—and the possibility of a regional conflagration.

Letter confirms Vatican officials knew of McCarrick allegations in 2000
A top official from the Vatican Secretariat of State acknowledged allegations made by a New York priest in 2000 concerning Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, according to a letter obtained by Catholic News Service. In the letter, Father Ramsey told CNS, “I complained about McCarrick’s relationships with seminarians and the whole business with sleeping with seminarians and all of that; the whole business that everyone knows about,” …

Sweden’s main parties short of majority, while far-right gains
With 99pc of the votes from Sweden’s election counted, Prime Minister Stefan Loven’s center-left bloc holds a slight lead with 40.6pc against the center-right alliance’s 40pc. Neither has won the 175 seats needed to form a government. However, the far-right Swedish Democrats gained 17.6pc of the vote, up from 12.9pc in the 2014 election.

Dem Who Compared Trump to Bin Laden Also Said ‘Nazis’ Work in White House
Illinois Democrat Sean Casten, who found himself in hot water after his belief that President Donald Trump has a “tremendous amount in common” with terrorist Osama bin Laden was revealed by the Free Beacon, has also told voters there are “Nazis” in the White House. Casten, the Democratic nominee in Illinois’ sixth district, responded to the initial report by saying he regretted the bin Laden comparison and his words were “poorly chosen,” but new video obtained by the Free Beacon indicates this type of language was used often by him on the campaign trail.

Chinese officials burn bibles, close churches, force Christian to denounce faith amid ‘escalating’ crackdown
The Chinese government is destroying cross, burning bibles, closing churches and forcing Christian believers to sign papers renouncing their faith as the crackdown on religious congregations in Beijing and several provinces intensifies.

Abbas threatens to cut ties with Israel if it negotiates with Hamas
According to the report, the sources said that Abbas’s position caused Egypt to place the internal Palestinian reconciliation at the top of its list of priorities and to reject the “calm first” option.

Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike US Southeast
Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week, possibly as a fearsome category 4.

U.S. Says Syria Plans Gas Attack in Rebel Stronghold
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has approved the use of chlorine gas in an offensive against the country’s last major rebel stronghold, U.S. officials said, raising the prospects for another retaliatory U.S. military strike as thousands try to escape what could be a decisive battle in the seven-year-old war.

Muslims ‘proselytizing’ at U.S. school assemblies
Two Muslim organizations are suspected of proselytizing California public school students at assemblies.

TERROR in Paris: Seven STABBED in #Paris knife rampage by Muslim migrant
Seven people including two British tourists were wounded Sunday in Paris after they were attacked by a Muslim migrant armed with a knife and an iron bar, according to police and other sources.

Dems bring zombie ERA back to Congress
…The ERA is the controversial proposal from the 1970s that would amend the U.S. Constitution to state, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” Robert Marshall, a former member of the Virginia General Assembly, said its “simplistic language” actually “hid a radical progressive social agenda.”

The Sound Of The Shofar Blowing In Jerusalem For Rosh Hashana Marks The Start Of The Most Prophetic Month In Bible Prophecy
The Feast of Tabernacles which falls right on September 23rd, is perhaps the most important of all the feast days in this month, and it is the main one connected with the first and second advents of the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ

How 57,000 Socialists and Communists Plan to Take Over the Democratic Party
In a move that could have major implications for American politics, the leading socialist and communist organizations in the United States have formally allied to increase their infiltration and manipulation of the Democratic Party.

Farm murder: Farmer (66) shot dead, wife tied up, Creighton, KZN
A farm attack took place in Creighton, KZN, on the farm Lynavis. Two attackers gained access to the home through a window at approximately 03:00 on Saturday 8 September 2018. They shot and killed the farmer (66). The farmer’s wife was tied up in the violent attack.

Spiritual-warfare expert: ‘Demonic component’ to divided U.S.
Is there a spiritual component to the sharp division America is experiencing?  Karl Payne, an expert on demonology and the author of the highly acclaimed book “Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization, and Deliverance,” cites Jesus acknowledging that, for a time, Satan has been given limited authority on Earth.

The Thrill Is Gone: Only 750 Turn Out To See Former President Obama In Far-Left California
This weekend, in an unprecedented move, former President Barack Obama went on the campaign trail to push the far-left Democrat agenda in the upcoming November elections.

Back-Door Martial Law Will Follow a False Flag Pandemic Release
The CDC has granted itself new draconian powers which severely violate civil liberties with regard to the spread of an ever-growing list of maladies. The loss of civil liberties, for the ill, is extremely broad and could be used to falsely imprison people under the guise that they are ill. In the new policies, the Director has extremely broad powers and the position is an at-will position solely subject to the whim of the President.

Health Scares At 2 US Airports Tied To Muslim Pilgrims Returning From The Hajj
As the global Muslim population continues to expand, conditions during the Hajj, the holy pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim must make at least once in their life are growing more crowded raising the likelihood that a serious infectious disease could easily spread. This tendency was on full display last week as serious health scares at airports in New York and Philadelphia were traced back to pilgrims who were returning from the Hajj.

State fights pro-lifers’ win, demands they change ‘point of view’
When former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his office’s prosecution of Christians who were protesting outside an abortion business, he insisted America is “not a nation where you can choose your point of view.”

Twitter admits ‘unfairly filtering 600,000 accounts,’ but says it’s not politicall
Over 600,000 Twitter accounts were not showing up in an auto-search, due to a behaviour algorithm, CEO Jack Dorsey admitted on Wednesday. But he said the accounts chosen were based on “behavioural signals” and not political ideology.

Hamas Member Wants Abbas Brought to Court for ‘High Treason’
The Jerusalem Post reports: Hamas officials have accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of thwarting regional and international efforts to achieve a truce between the Gaza-based Palestinian terrorist groups and Israel.

The Idiot’s Guide to Rosh Hashanah
Throw the honey cake in the oven and wax down your shofar. The new year is just around the corner but you won’t need party hats or noisemakers. This is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, when we celebrate life by wondering who will die by water and who by fire.

Pope Calls Children ‘Precious’ Days After Calling Abuse Victims ‘Wild Dogs’
In a seemingly patronizing speech, Pope Francis told members of the Parents’ Association (AGE) that “children are the most precious gift you have ever received,” as the Vatican child abuse scandal rages on in the background.

Ortel: Sunday’s Vote Could Snap Swedes out of Their Stockholm Syndrome
..Swedes are set to vote Sunday, and soon the world may view another example of citizens frustrated by arrogant politicians and bureaucrats upending the status quo and changing the landscape of a rich country whose leaders manifestly have failed the working class. For in truth, Sweden is burning, physically and figuratively.

Activists Sent 3,000 Coat Hangers To Sen. Collins’s Office To Protest Against Confirming Kavanaugh
…The Republican senator’s office received 3,000 coat hangers, which served as reminders of back-alley abortions, according to The Associated Press Saturday. Collins and Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who both support abortion rights, are considered as crucial voters for Kavanaugh to be confirmed.


ApostasyWatch Daily News

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Housekeeper Claims Bishop Marvin Winans Fired Her for Not Paying Tithes

Virginia ‘Pastor’ Launches Online ‘GodSquad Church’ for Gamers

Jackie Hill Perry: Stop Telling Gay People They’ll Become Straight If They Become Christian

Islam’s Thousand Year War on Christendom

Nigerian Pastor, Three Sons Burned Alive Among at Least 20 Killed in Latest Plateau Massacre


Headlines – 9/10/2018

Iran FM sends all Jews Rosh Hashanah wishes for a year of ‘peace and harmony’

Trump administration to close Palestinian leadership’s office in a bid to mount pressure over peace deal

Envoy: US won’t present peace plan that fails to meet Israel’s security needs

Palestinians: US cuts to Arab hospitals will have dire effect on healthcare

Palestinians say Trump’s $25m hospital aid cut ‘act of political blackmail’

Army shoots and kills Palestinian trying to sabotage Gaza border fence

Greenblatt: ‘Pray with me’ for release of Hamas held Israeli captives

Attempted murder of Brazil’s pro-Israel frontrunner pits country’s Jews vs Arabs

Anti-Israel signs pop up all over London

How the FBI partners with Israel to fight social media terror

7 injured in Paris knife attack, terrorism not suspected

Russia threatens to attack US troops supporting Syrian rebels

Moscow accuses US of using white phosphorous in Syria

Iranian Guards claims missile attack on Iraq-based Kurd dissidents

Khamenei calls on Iranian troops to ‘scare off’ enemy

Iranian official: Iran has know-how to produce solid rocket fuel

Iran nuclear chief: New Natanz nuclear facility producing advanced centrifuges

Trump Says He is Willing to Meet With Iranian President at Upcoming UN Session

Across Afghanistan, Scores Are Killed in a Deadly Wave of Violence

Trump praises North Korea for holding 70th anniversary parade without ICBMs

Trump: Kim and I will prove everyone wrong

Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on N.Korea: Woodward

Pence slams ‘disappointing’ Obama speech, says he’d take lie detector to prove he didn’t write NYT Op-Ed

Pence: I’m confident no one on my staff wrote incendiary anti-Trump NYT op-ed

Steve Bannon says Trump facing a ‘coup’ after anonymous NYT op-ed

Trump mocks NFL for ratings drop in season opener; suggests numbers would improve if players didn’t kneel

Jewish group in Germany condemns ‘strongly rooted’ extremism

Merkel Confronts a Defining Moment as the Global Order Realigns

Apple Inc bans Alex Jones app for ‘objectionable content’

Google Case Asks: Can Europe Export Privacy Rules World-Wide?

Head of British Science Association: AI Greater Concern than Terrorism

Death toll from Japan quake hits 44, power supply, Toyota output disrupted

6.9 magnitude earthquake hits near L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand

6.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Kirakira, Solomon Islands

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Obelobel, Indonesia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Vallenar, Chile

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Ile Hunter, New Caledonia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 26,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 22,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 22,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 17,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 12,000ft

Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 10,000ft

In rare event, Atlantic, Pacific churn with storms at same time

Florence — with sights set on U.S. East Coast — leads trio of hurricanes in Atlantic

Hurricane Florence Expected to Rapidly Intensify; Serious Rainfall Threat for U.S. East Coast

Tropical storm watch issued as Hurricane Olivia heads toward Hawaii

Three die in Texas floodwater drownings, including mother and toddler

Toxic red tide algae moves north near Tampa Bay, killing hundreds of thousands of fish

OxyContin creator being sued for ‘significant role in causing opioid epidemic’

Researchers have developed an electronic skin that lets prosthetic limbs “feel”

Jewish doctor uses sperm taken 3 days after man’s death to give him heir

Ahead of Kavanaugh confirmation vote, Sen. Collins receives 3,000 hangers from pro-choice activists

CBS chief Leslie Moonves resigns after damning new sexual misconduct claims

Moonves becomes latest powerful executive felled in #MeToo era

Leading U.S. Exorcist: Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal Is Demonic, Likely to Get Worse


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